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WOODSTOCK, VA., WEDNESDAY,1 JULY, 17 1878.
NO. 4 i
18 F?BLISHED WEEKLY BY
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and Fifty Cents will be charged.
au aajiiaaiiliiall >nsot a private i
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All kinds ol Job Werk done
at the aaoat reaeaetabV
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Profttsi ? (Janh.
\ i.. WYNKOOP,
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Office on MDin Streot Opposite thj Cou:.
WOOIOTOCK, V V.
Will practice in the
tw Special ;itt.-iiti
?talma and ell legal business entrust*
\\ m. ut is Mi. Jacsaos on Thar
- ttnrday, befo? lo i nd T ,? -
uieiith, at Dr. L. II. Jordan'
Hoai M. I..
WALTON k WALTON,
At ; ; aw
ions w aLTOS
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,'i'iirt? jf tl.e 1 nited States, in \ ?
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A LLEN & MAGRUDER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
WOODS TOC A',
SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Y.v
i 's. i;. WILLIAMS,
WM. i. wir: :
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
a tu.- e
1 . s. Dl?tl .. C >uit.
attorney at law.
FIBS INSUI ' '
New Market, Va
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give him a call,
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NEW GUNS ALWAYS <>N tl\ND
Repairing ncatlv and expetl ?
Aii ?UQ4? m material furniehed,
intinfe, I. .- ?
?yc-isli aod !'r
mar. SI, ISTO. _!v
F.ii', ';, ??''. ,
Iucreu*??? UiMiiiiiid?) of l'ulilic
rai* hotel has been recent]?' Improved by
til- rrection of a bl
b'.iiUling which will give i , more
room, ami afford ample weommodal t
the traveiin.2 public.
TUE TABLE will be well ?applied at nil
times with Is?best th? market : r'?<??
no pains shall be spared to ?Wtisf*y the wants
offtueat? in this department.
THE BAU will be stocked ?nth the bes'
Liquors. A rail supply of v.
Rya whisky, (the only ?
i Id in tho county,) "an he ton,
wishing a pure article for saaehral par
Jurors attending eotni will be I
le? tkoir fees per diiin, and the,f esrti
Uk"n in payment If desired.
Chargea Muden? ?"? .\ cull respect folly
May 1 t
A prompt ai..: in all clirouic
diseases of the Womb ?ladder si
1>. !>. (All! ?
Dec. 2C-Gmo. Art.
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It. M. Lanti, -.1
Mi:-. S. IIoltzmax, L'rop rietros.
OLD DRUG STORE,
B. SCHMITT- - - Proprietor.
Drugs, Medicines. Glass,
l?EKFl MI?Y. SOAPS, BRI SUES,
('VM)V, NUTS, FllClT&O.
A COMMISSION DEPABTMEflT
M ANA!.KM! '
A. E PHILLIPS,
Apr. 11-lyr. BUtBtJlU? ham;
'? Afti r tin- shower, the tranquil fun ;
Alter (lie *now, tin- eiu?ruM
- v. hi D the day I? dune ;
? : sky ;
? hi ?nu it ?jii* :
go by ;
An. i peacefulf
the knoll, the wedding t>*lls ;
Alter the bud, tin radiant i
ard? D, the blisaful meed ;
. th? flighl .the down? in at ;
w, tbo waking wed ;
Ait? t the ?had ?wj river, i
ft SE8T OF TtCEtl.
In ili?- v. ni' 18C3 i iras travel in
the pr< onbusineca
d.with ;i largecottou manufa
use iu Mai I was
f cotton, to buy up the
ould bo found, in order to si
the demand in the iailui
the American market.
Urown, Jones &Co., footed all
lud I must say thai I enjoye
dit much i
hut for the intense heat of the wea
This caused mo much distress in
-- of the day, and at such tin
have been compelled to halt and i'(
under the shade of the stately bat
My bearers made no objection
. n the contrary,
joyed them. I was traveling by d
india, having rt
ry n.y palanquin
; luxrioua in the world, as
is s i i asy an?l g< utle as to
lo sleep. All the comforts
can need arc carried m the palanq
mprovemcat on it thr
know of is the Nile-boat, with its li
h man's yacht. T?
very expensive luxui
in as cheap ?
. and Lin
. my employ
: .:.ni to think
?d. 1 was stopp
'. state of i
-,oue of our best customers, a r
. iig, and e
:'. I should e
? our business \
uld show 111. BO
..a a wi k more
; jptcd bis
gam? ; igbbori
j ? uarrc
ivood toward- the south,
.-'a estate from the patel
f.-i- the nexttwo hundred yards, a
nj he thi k jungle, t
fowls, and va
and four-footed gan
I lenty, and i
.l.mind-. with win
I was also shown the native Indi:
practiced with t
known as t
where the lead-colored stork,t'
cyrut, with his crimson head and DCC
was chased down and killed by a Lav
srous peacocks and blacl
. and went limitai
"pigsticking," as it
i in? d hi India.
many risky adventures, oui (
which J luckily came scot free, bot
. -.: ikes; but the clima
of all was one morning, and whlc
mc my life.
1 Lad started from the house aboi
? daybreak to reach a cei
tain lank about Qve miles off, where
?'?med that game was very plen
lank was a regular walenn
Mr.-' ? or hunts
man, went with me asa guide, ami
was warned to keep in the opeo ground
and avoid the jungle, as the place wa
Y mu: i was, it wa
Ihe - of my heart to see i
hing I Lad not yet succeed?
in doing in the daytime, Thinkinj
;Lai [ should probably meet one cam
lag home from his nocturnal stroll If]
. I took my ?Henri
i to bag ont
if 1 01
; too many grizzliei
en the i rairu - lo Le afraid of a sneak
i. to Lave a surf? it oftigers; and ii
it Lad not Ik en lor the aid oi my trust]
"repeal r," I lieuld dow be telling ne
M- liammi ?i. ? ? ,stole softly
le in the gray dusk ol
the mornmg, bearing Lis Ion?; inatcli
lock ?n his shoulder, and as noiseless ai
il, with his Lare t'.-et. A tulirm-,
or curved sword, M keen as a razor
hung and he bore at his
a bundle of? what do >ou lli'inkl
"What ?n the world do you want
i ?hammed.-" oak?
e ! l curiou*ly. "Do roo expect to
if the forest out of their
i .dl we," replied Ifobaas
. quietly. "Sahib tell Mohammed
ii'. ol Sahib, this morning.
? v, i v daageroor. figer mochan?
grj 11 ?ii-ii'i'bi.il at sleep. Saliib f ? ? a!
' up if no carry rocket !"
".Nonsense, Mohammed," I rej
''What in thunder is the use of I
things? They won't kill any one.
here's old 'Sweet Sixteen'?worth i
than all the bundle."
By "Sweet Sixteen" I meant mi
teen?ahoaUagHenry rifle, my emu
ion in several hunt?.
"Sahib shall sec," replied Mel
im c!. "Maybe glad to have racket
I ceased to argue with Mohami
and wc proceeded in silence along
path. The east all aglow with the
Vent Mush that heralds the rising
the dew was sparkling on every
and bush in the jungle, and myriai
birds were singing their morning m
dies of praise to their Cieator.
?Ve walked briskly along the
that wound through the jungle ts
lonely tank, and just as we an
there, up leaped the the broad red
pouring a blaze of gold on the turf*
The tank was au itnnieusc artil
rest i voir, built ?u times past by s
pious prince to preserve tho blessinj
abundant water m that dry climate,
wc came near it was alive with wa
Ducks and wild geese inn?mera
of various bright colors, swam to
fro, gabbling loudly. Peacocks screai
discordantly from the encircliug jun
and monkeys and parrots kept up t
At the further cud of the tank, nc
ly a quarter of a mile long, stos
base elephant, drinking peacefi
while several in ids of deer and ai
lope stood near and shared the enj
ment. I plainly saw that it was i
less to approach by the iront, and th
fore, motioning to Mohammed to ful
me, I plunged into the jungle, iutc
ing to make a circuit and intercept
Bat I hal mlscalnlated the diflie
tii - of the path. Ere long I had ]
the direction of the tank, hidden
from view in the thick jungle, and \
wandering I know not where, amo
ei'pses o? low bushes interspersed ?
taller trees and little open glades,whi
the coarse yellow ?urpul gra s lay un
ted all over the granad*
.don for tome time, thinking
was parallel with the tank, but I coi
see no opening anywhere, and at las
tinned around to inquire, the way ot'n
follower. But Mohammed liad d
appi .ni d. Whether be wai
my temerity in venturing alone int<
tigcr?baunted jungle, or had failed
keep up With me on account of !
t load I could uot tell. All
knew was that I wa.- alone, and lost
I began to feel a little UerVOas, 1
1 poo-boohed the thought of daugcr.a
would remeiuber the direction to t
tank. I thought, aud pushed toward
[ tried to calculate the distance oft
tun by this time from tho east, a
started in the direction 1 thought t
tank ought to be. I stole cautious
ietly on, not daring te mal
much noise on account of the luppat
vicinity o:' tiger.-, and began to flatt
myselfIsboul reach the tank safe!
when l suddenly baited spellbound,
Right before me, within ten feet. 1:
a huge royal tiger, as largo as an o
The old rascal bad been out all nig
and was enjoying his morning na]
Curli d up like an old tabby cat. He hi
not heard my footsteps, and I halted
dead sileucc. He lay right in my patl
aud I could not pass him withot
waking him. I was afraid to lese m
direction, for fear I might wandt
ad infiniiam in the devious tangle.
jungle. Still 1 could not pass on will
o.it disturbing the tiger. I would hav
tried a bullet, but, from the position i
which he lay, I should have probabl
mist d his brain or heart. I steppe
softly back to retreat, keeping my gaz
ixed on the tig-r, when, a? luck woul
. my very first ilep brought m
on a dry Itisk, which snapped in tw
with a loud noise,
lu nn instant the tiger awoke.
Only partially, however. He wa
dazed with the light in his eyes, am
danced around with an inquiring stare
No time was tobe lost,
? was not twelve feet from the hug
brute, and well within nil spring,
goat "s-wcet Sixteen" to my shoulder
and aimed right between the fierce,grcei
eyes, as the tiger half rolled up on hi
side with his head raised. As I pullei
the trigger, the Hash and smoke oh
?cured everything from my vision for i
moment, but I heard no sound ; aud m
the smoke cleared away, I boheld th?
Striped monarch of the jungle lying deal
But I had scarcely time to note this
when, horrors on horror?! up startet
live tigers within a radius ot twenty si
thirty feet, and stood staring at mc
with apparent astonishment : The]
could not have becu more astODUbet
than I was to see them,
The striped coat of the tiger, brilhaui
a-it appears, is yet so well suited ta
the color of the jungle, as tobe well
nigh invisible. Hence my ignorance ol
the proximity of the beasts.
My hair began to rise right up ou my
head at the idea of my danser, as ]
surveyed these live monitors, a?y sue
of them beiBg able to gobble me up at u
meal and want mere. Hut I had not
fongbt "Old Kphc" among the Hocky
Mountains to give up eveu among ?ucli
straits. "Sweet Sixteen" had the
?ever revers, d and a new chargo hi tho
batral before you could say "Jack
Robinson." I took a steady aim at the
tiger immediately in front of mc, and
bowled him over a? dead a? a door nail.
His companions started a? they ?aw
him lui, and taking ndsantago of the
pause. I dashed fuward over hi? dead
body towards the tank.
My flight was the signal for pursuit.
Scarcely had I cleared the dead tiger,
when four simultaneous roars of anger
greeted my ears, and I could hear the
crash of the fallin?: bodies as all four
sprang tor the spot I had just vacated.
So eager were they that they fell one
against the other. But they were dis
appointed in their leaps, and, like all
felines, looked ashamed, and hesitated
about taking another.
I saw that boldness was raj only sal?
vation. I was only six feet from the
foremost tiger, and pointing my gun at
bis broad forehead, I had the satisfac?
tion of seeing him bite the dust. What
I should have deno with the ether three
1 cannot toll, for they were taken off
my hands very unexpectedly. A sud?
den and sputtering noise'arosc close by,
and a fiery-tailed monster shot through
the air into the midst of the three tigers
blowing up with a loud report im?
mediately between the two rearmost.
You ought ta have seen those creat?
ures get. The rocket took all the fight
out of them in a momeat, scared them
almost to death. All three galloped
oil', with their tails swelled out to three
times their natural size with terror,
while I stood laughing unrestrainedly
at the ludicrous figure cut by my lately
Mohammed, the shikkaree. bad pro?
ved my salvation. He had been hunting
for me when he heard my first shot
close by, and hastened to the spot to be
of assistance If possible. He had just
arrived in the nick of time. His rocket..
proved even more efficacious than my
bullets, and I learned a lesson,not le go
toe far into the jungle alone again, for
fear ? might fall unawares into another
nest of tigers.
Harries" After tbc Teralft.
Iu Antioch on the Contra ('outra
shore ot the broad San Joaquin, there
has lived for some years past a s<?me
I what singular eld man, Geo. Mitchell.
I Whiskey was bit besetting sin. On the
morning of the 25th of January last old
George was misse,1 from his customary
lb ' ping place In a room back of Dahn
ken's drinking saloon. His ?watchman's
lamp was found, with the glass shat?
tered, near by. blood spst< and stains
were discovered on and about the wharf
| and, as pistol shots had been heard in
the night, it was strongly suspected
that he had been foully dealt with.?
Search was made in the mud and shal?
low water about the wharf, and tin
body of poor old Ueorgc was found?a
ghastly bole entirely through his body
and clothing made by a pistol ball.
Suspicion rested ou one J, F. W.
i Hank, who had been abuui neighbor
: ing saloons the night before, very drunk
' and Aourishing a pistol, and who In ono
i saloon bad said, in a wild, random sort
of a way. that he had shot a man who
had tried to rob him, and had seen bun
fall oil* the wharf, and if anybody was
missing, "be had dene it." Hank was
Captain of a large three-masted schoon?
er, the A. P. Jurdan, that had been
lying a week or two in the river, two
miles below Antioch, to let the fresh
water kill the teredos in her bottom.?
He had bren In town several times, but
' was not generally known. II happened
: that justas the dead body was fished
up. some one discovered that C'apt.
Hank had left the wharf m his small
boat, and was then sailing away toward
his vessel. Constable Pitts immediately
chartered at: Italian fishing boat, and,
and accompanied by two stout fisher?
man, started in pursuit and captured
Throughout the trial there sat by the
side of the prisoner's lawyer, and much
of the time toward the close, by the
side of the prisoner himself, h pretty,
elegantly dressed, intelligent looking
maalei', Mary Angosta Kaymond. It
wa- given out and generally iinaier.-toud
that she was his fiancee. She seemed
devoted to her lover, and exceedingly
das| oadcnt.Shc watched him constantly;
and paid the closest attention to all the
proceedings, anxiously scanning the
Lues of the jurors, and only on one or
two occasions, when something very di?
verting was said, did her ?features light
op will? a smile). Wlien the jury ren?
dered the verdict of "Not guilty" some
of the spectators expected the young
lady to manifest lier emotions by some
'marked demonstration, but save the
tightening of the arm of (.'apt. Hank and
a long drawn breath, there was nothing.
Then the lawyers, the clerk,and the
Court had whispered conversation: then
Hank was sworu by the clerk. He
signed his name to something, and then
Mr. Mills directed Hank and Miss l?ay
moiil to stand up facing the Jii?l^e,with
hands joined. The bewildered jurors
and other spectators Dow began to uu
?leistaiid the situation, and Judge
Dwindle, in his most impressive tones
and manner, began to recite the mar?
riage service. Said he: "Joachin, do
you take this woman to be your law.
fully wedded wife?" and Jeacbiu said
he did; and the judge said: "Mary, do
you take this man to be your lawfally
wedded husband f" and Mary said yes
and then they were solemnly pro?
nounced husband aud wife
A well-dressed boy, ten years old,
stood on the walk in frout of the City
Hall the other day eating an apple. A
ragged urchin, having a rag bag OTcr
big shoulder, stsed close by and looked
as if he would 1,'ive his hat and boots for
one bite of the fruit. An attache of
the City Hall usted the situation, and
Ata? greatly pleases1 to ?eu the lad
suddenly hand over the apple to the
'That's a good hoy?that was real
charity!' exclaimed the gentleman as
he putted the boy on the- head.
'Yes, I felt wrry for him,' replied tin
boy?'and I'd got down to a big worm
A Flying Machine.
The first open-air exhibition of a new
flying machine, invented by Prof. C. P.
Ritchell, was given at Hartford recently
and proved a success. The following
description of the air ship, and account
of the sccoud ascension, we find in the
New York Sun: The flying machine is
all clumsiness above, all lightness and
grace below. The lifting pswerls af?
forded by a herizontally-placed cylin?
der of "gossamer cloth," fine linen
coated with india rubber, twenty-five
feet in length and thirteen in diameter,
weighing only sixty-six pounds and
charged with hydrogen gas, which
made by the usual process from iron
turnings and sulphuric acid. Broad
worsted bauds exteud over that aud
dowu to a rod of mandrcl-drawu brass
tubing, nickel-plated, one and one-half
inches in diameter, and 23 feet long.?
Prom that rod the machine is suspended
by slender cords. Tnc after portion of
the machine is at the base a parallelo?
gram of rods two feet wide and five and
one-half feet long, from which rise,
lengthwise, curved rods eighteen inches
high in the center, and drawn uear to?
gether at the top. All these rods arc
in reality hollow tubes of mandrel
drawn brass, light, and very strong.
Abare the apex ot this form rises a
cog-edged steel wheel, eleven inches in
diameter, with double haudles so
geared to a four-bladed Ian moving
horizontally, directly beneath, that the
operator can give the fan 2,000 revo?
lutions per minute. The four blades of
the fan are of white holly, each having
a superficial area of about fifty square
inches, and the extreme diameter of this
rovolving fan is twenty-four inches.?
The blades are set at a slight angle,
like those of the screw of a propeller.?
Just behind the wheel is a very small
seat, upon which the operator perches.
His feet rest upon two light treadles
above and in front of the lau. From
the front of this ferm spring other rods,
Carrying at their extremity a vertically
working revolving fau, like that beneath
the operator's scat, except that it is but
twenty-two inches in diameter. It Is
so geared to the main or horizostal fan
that it may be operated or not at the
pleasure of the driver of the machine,
and can be made to turn from one side
t? ?tin r. so ai to deflect the course of
the machine in the air. This fau will
make 2,800 evolution? per minute when
the other is making 2.000. All its
movements arc cttitrollcd by the oper?
ator's feet. When he presses the left
treadle he throws it mto gear., when he
presses with the toe of his right foot it
turns to the left, and a light pressure of
his heel whirls it ever to the right. He
can also reverse the action ot his main
um. so that when it whirls eue way he
goes down, and when its course is re?
versed, he mounts in the air.
That this is uot merely a claim, has
been clearly demonstrated. Them the
weight of the operator and machine,
aud the lilting power of the gas cylinder
have been to nicely adjusted that they
were exactly balanced, six pounds have
been added to the weight of the ma?
chine aud the working of horizontal fan
has caused the apparatus to rise aud con?
tinue to ascend as long as the lifting
power of the machinery was exerted.
The weight, normally of tlic machine,
and the rod from which is is suspended,
is forty-eight pounds. This,then, gives
11-1 ponds, as the weight of the entire
apparatus. The operator, Mark Quin?
tan, who went up ou Wednesday and
again on yesterday, weighs niaety-six
pounds, and to balance him and the
dead weight against the lifting power of
the gas, he had to carry along with him
about Dine pounds of shot and stone-.
The second exhibition was given in
the afternoon. The weather was far
from favorable. The wind came in
emite sharp gusts, and there were threat?
ening of acomiugstorm. Nevertheless,
the ascent was made. Little Quiulan,
even ?the does euly weigh niuety-six
pounels,has confidence and uerve enough
to go up in a gale. Some time was spent
m getting the weight and lifting power
so neatly ballauccd a? to show that the
machine could exert a lifting power of
his o\su. When this had been effected
to Prof. Ritchel's satisfaction, the ap?
paratus rested quietly on the grass, but
could be lifted er set back with the light
pressure of one linger. Theu word was
given to "Go..' Qaialan began turn
in? the wheel, the horri/.outal fan re?
volved with a noise like a buzz-saw.and
the machine darted up almost vertical?
ly to a heighth of about two hundred
feet. There a stroll.', steady current of
wind setting toward the south-west was
encountered, and the machine wa?
swept away by it, broadside on the spec?
tators. Then the operator was seen
throwing his Vertical fan into gear, and
by its aid the aerial ship turned around,
pointing its head in whatevei direction
he chose to give it. All this was the
work of bat a few seconds. Although
(?uinlaii could move the apparatus
about, he could not make any headway
again-l the strong wind. Reserving the
motion of his honzontal fan,he descend?
ed apparently about one hundred feet.
to get out of the curi'cut, but, finding
that impracticable, reaseeuded to a
much greater height than he had first
reached. Still he was swept oil toward
New Haven, and aftera little time went
out of sight. He had vanished behind
m distant hill, and for a while it wa? sup?
posed he had alighted. Then ho was
again ?.ightcd, hi away and not less thi n
one thousand feet above the earth. The
cylinder of the machine looked no lar?
ger than an orange, At length he dis,
At Gj o'clock,having been up battling
with the wind very nearly an hour, he
descended safely at NVwington, and a*
ten o'clock wn? back in Hartford. He
?aid that at one time he was eight er ten
miles awny from his starting-point, but
by tacking and working between the
?usts of wind, won his way back H far
as Newington, only five miles from
Hartford. He says that the working of
the machine is so easy that he could
continue It for four cons?cutive hours,
without fatigue, in a quiet atmos?
iDilroelleni te s Jury.
Speaking of courts, reminds us of a
funny instruction said to have been
given by a judge to a jury in?well, we
won't say in what State. It runs in
'If this jury believe, from the evi
deuce, that the plaintiff and the de?
fendant were a partner in the grocery,
and that the plaintiff bought out the
defeudant and gave his note for the
interest, and the defendant paid for the
note by delivering to the plaiutitf a cow
which he waraanted 'notbreachy,' and
the warranty was broken by reason of
the breachiuess of the cow, and the
plaintiff drove the cew back aud ten?
dered her to tke d?tendant, but the de?
fendant refused to receive her, and the
plaintifl* took her home again, and put a
heavy yoke or poke upon her to pre?
vent her from jumping the fence, aud
the cow In attempting to jump the
fence, by reason ?f the aforesaid poke
or yoke, brske her neck aud died, and if
the jury further believe that the defen?
dant's interest in the grocery aforesaid
was not worth anything, the plaintifl's
note was worthless, and the said cow
good for nothing, either lor milk or
beef, or for 'green hide,' then the jury
must find out for themselves how they
will decide the case for the court, if she
understands herself, and she thinks sin
do, don't know how such a ittSSed i ue
should be decided.'
Hard work and judicious economy ol
strength, time, aud money, are the
secrets of success in life. ?Lock does
not count for so much as many people
suppose. Accidental circumstaii?
regards time and place, of course, con?
tribute much to success in life; ?but it
may be laid down as a general rule,
that men who seem to be successful
have net attained the eminence without
intense aud continued thought and
pcrsevereuce. A ?tickling about Lours
of work, professedly for the soke ot
recreation. Is obstructive to all M
beyond a mediocrity, Never was there
a truer word uttered than that 'the hand
of the ?diligent maketh rich.' In no de?
partment of life do men rise to eminence
who have not undergone a long aud
dil gent preparation ; for whatever be
the difference in the mental powers of
the individual-;, it is the cultivation ef
the mind alone leads to distinction. If
we look around and contemplate the
history of those men who we esteem,we
find that this suptrion-y of knowledge
has been the result of great labor and
diligence. It is an iil-fouuded notion
to say that merit in the long run is
neglected. It is sometimes joined to
circumstances that may have a little in?
fluence in counteracting it. as an un?
fortunate manner and temper, but it
generally meets with its due reward.
Among the civil engineers employed
at the time the Union Pacific railroad
was .beiug surveyed was one by the
name of Black, a gruk1, sharp-spoken
man, who was easily irritated. Une
?lav.jas an old colored man was watch?
ing the proceedings with apparently in?
tense interest, he unintentionally
stepped iu front ot the instrument
through which Black was looking.
Black yelled to him, with an ?ath, to
get out of the way. a movement which
he immediately executed. Turning to
one of the wen. he asked:
?Boss, who be that old soaker ?'
Upon his replying, 'That's Black, the
civil engineer,' lie ejaculated:
'Cibil! cibil engineer! Boss, I gota
old pig down homo, and if he wasn't
more cibil thau dat feller, I'd go home
and cut his throat.
It is said the Stewart estate is worth
about seven millions less now than
when Mr. Stewart died, the loss being
the depreeiaciation iu the value of real
estate. Tive millions of this loss is on
the portion of the property given into
the control of Judge Hilton, which com?
prised the busiucss and the real estate
with it, aud was estimated to be worth
thirty millions at Stewart's death.
Shrewd busiucss men predict that five
years will bring bankruptcy to this por?
tion of the vast estate.
'No. I?can't pay you!' exclaimed be;
?sore's I staud here, I haven't got a
cent of money to my name.' And
bringing down his hand on the side of
his leg byway of emphasis, he all un?
intentionally awoke to the echo the
slumbering dimes, quarters an?! half
dollars in his ?r?teten pocket. Then
as his creditor gazed into his eye. he
wildly fled, while he gasped. 'Silver will
be the ruin of this country yet.'
- ? .*>? ?
Pious old Boston gentleman ob
-11 m s boys playing marbles on the
Common one Sunday. 'Boys,' he says
sternly, 'boys, do yon know what day
this is?' One of the boys yells out,
'Here, Bill, can you toll this mar? what
day it is ? ho don't know !' laid of the
The last idiotic performance by way
of exhibiting human enduranoo is that
of Mrs. Maud Giles, a choir singer
in New York. She sings uninterrup?
tedly for three hours iu tiro lauguages
without showing signs of fatigue. In
view oi the fact that very many women
hare heeu known to talk for twelve
hours in the key of Q, this performance
doesn't seem so very remarkable.
'I mean business,' said a burglar who
entered Mr. Patterson's heu*?, in
j Sterling, 111. 'So do I,' said Mr. Pai
I terson, aud ?hot him through the head.
AdverUienienta will be inserted at Oae Dollar
per square of ten line?, or lees, for the first ieser
tion, and SO cents for each subsequent lnaarMoa.
Uuleaa the number of insertions be marked apon
the manuscript, it wlU be published until forbid
and charged accordingly.
Notn-es iu the local column will be Inserted l
ten cent? pe; iu, , each InaerUon.
Advertisement? for three monjas or longer wlU
I be inserted at lower'ratea
The Troubles er a Peet.
While Colonel Bangs, editor of the
'Argus,' was sittiug iu his office one
day, a man whose brow was clothed in
thunder, entered. Piercely seizing a
chair, he slammed his hat en the table,
hurled his umbrella on the floor, and
'Arc you the editor?' he asked.
'Can you read writing ?'
?Read that, then,' he said, thrusting
at the Colonel en envelope with an in?
scription on it.
'B?' said the Colonel, trying to spell
'That's not ? B. It's au S,' said the
'S; oh, yes; I bob ! Well, the woids
look a little like 'Salt for Dinner,' or
'.Souls of Sinners,'said the Colonel.
?No, sir,' replied the man, nothing of
the kind ! That's my name, Samuel
II. Bruuuer. I kuew you couldu't
read. I called to see you about that
poem of mine you printed the other
day, on the 'Surcease of Sorrow.'
'i don't remember it.' said the
'Of course you don't, because it went
into the paper under the title of'Smear
?A stupid blander of the com?
positor's, I suppose.'
"Yes, sir ; and that's what I want to
sec you about. The way in which that
poem was mutilated was simply scanda?
lous. I haven't slept anight since. It
exposed me to derision. People think
I am an Ml, Let me show you.'
?(?o ahead,' said the Colonel.
?The first Hue, when I wrote it, read
in tiiis way:
Lying by a weepin? willow, andeiueath a gent!?
'That is beautiful, poetic, affecting.-?
Now, how did your vile sheet present it
to the public? There it is. Look at
that ! Made it read this way:
Lying to a?vteerlcg ?idow, to Indue? h?r'o eloie,
?Weeping widow, mind you! A
widow! 0 thunder and lightning! This is
too much! it's enough to drive a man
crazy ! '
'I'm sorry,' said the Colonel; "but?'
'But look a-h?rc at the fourth verso,'
said the poet. That's worse yet?
What I said was:
Cast thy pearls befare the swine, aud ?an tea? 10
T wrote that out clearly and distinct?
ly, in a plain, round hand. Now what
docs your compositor do? Does he
catch the sense of that beautiful senti?
ment? Docs it sink into his soul? No,
sir?le sets it up in this fashion. Listen:
Cart my pills before sunrise and love them if th*y
?Now, isn't that a cold-blooded out?
rage on a man's feelings? I'll leave it
to you.if it isn't hard ?'
'It's hard, that's a fact.' said U.e
'And then take the fifth verse. Iu the
original manuscript.it said,plain as day?
lake away the Jingling money, it i? only guttering
?A man with only one eye, and a
cataract over that, could have read the
words correctly. Rut your pirate, up?
stares there?do you kuow what he did?
He made it read
Take away th? jeering monkey? on a sorsly
'By George, I felt like braiuing bin
with a tire-shovel ! I was Derer ^o cut
up in my life.'
'It was natural, too,' said the Colonel.
'There, for instance, was the sixth
verse, 1 wrote.
I am veary of the u.*siBg sf ttM MSM as it he?\?s.
'It's a lovely line too ; but imagine
my horrer.and the anguish of my family
when I opened your paper and saw the
Une transformed into.
I am wearing ont my trouer* t.'l they're opeo, it
?That's a little too much! That seem?
to mc like carrying the thiuj an inch or
two loo far. I think I have a constitu?
tional right to murder thai compositor;
'I think you have.'
?Let me read you oae more verse. I
I swell the rlvinc c. hots a? they ream among th?
Aud I feel my wiul awaken lin the ec ttacy that
'Now, what do you s'posc your miser?
able outcast turned that into? Why,
iu to this?
I saiell th-frMng shot-.- as tl.ey cast along the
1 my seul mistaken te the accuracy that
'Gibberish, sir ! Awful gibberish ! 1
must slay that man ! Where is he?'
?lie is eut. just now.' said the Colonel.
'Come in to-merrew.'
?1 will.' said the poet, 'and I will
Then lie put on his hat. shouldered
his umbrella, and drifted oil down
Kansas farmers estimate corn at 11
coats a besibe?, at which price it - i
cheaper fuel than coal or wood.
We labor under the impressiou that
Mr*. .Unk* ?s a bigger man than ol
There are too many men with more
ambiliea than brains in this country
fer the country's good.
The Texas wool clip this season is
estimated at 3,000,000 pounds.
Wc saw a young mau with two heads
on his shoulders, the other day, but
didn't consider it much of a curiosity.?
One belonged to his girl.
A young lady being asked by a rich
bacheler, 'if not yourself, who would
you rather be?' replied sweetly and
modestly, 'Yours truly.*
'Heroine' is perhaps as peculiar a
word as any in our language. The first
two letters of ?tire male, the three first
female, the lour first a brave man, and
the whole word a brave woman,
A correspondent write? to ask what
is proper to wear at picnics. We
should ?ay Vlothei.'