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AVICffiTA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1872.
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TIIK KATi: lisjve estiillsn-il for wher
lUinir u ill lie MiiotH iuIIh-ii-iI to in wiry m
Mance. 1 In' are in luir as clisrseil by u m'Uority
of the nfr.s in tlie Wtst, ami as Ioiv an any m
lr lunii!i-il on u Ilrni ami hinting bus!, uilh a
larr cimilalion, will li liiisiuem. We think
biuinrsa linn ran pet nlui- rerelwil liy nilvtrtU
inf itli . We ii-k m uiic to atroni7c us out of
-inrity, uml li not limit a 111.111' money tinlrss
c ri'ti- liliu Willie rrccitiil. WV unfit ouily
till our column-) with furrin mlu rti-eiiiints,
humlms, patent im-iliciiira, to., at less than our
regular rates. llut we liuiiu tli it we utter u ill foe
romiK-lkd to Jo no. Notliln; nrak o w ell for a
tonn and the enterprise "til" citizens its irroivtli
ami prospeiity at tlic column- nf tlie local ii:iier
Well lllletl with home uilieitisemeiits of home
trade ami Im?im-j. We shall cliuiire all alike,
loreijni anil local, and shall not deviate from our
esUililislinl rati-.. So difilay te larger tli.ui
I'ica will be used in these columns, and in no case
will cut), or blark and unseenly illttstrutiomt be
admitted into thU paper.
Kastern Mall Cla Wichita A. Southwestern U.
H.1 Arrives daily at 10:10 r. a. Denarta U.tilv at
3:05 a. u.
Ktirrka, Eldorado and Ausiistn Arrives Mim
slays, Wednesdays and Fridays at G p. xi. I)e
)arU Tuesdays, Tliursdjjs and Satuni.ijs at G
Arkansas City (via Winllrld, Douglas and Au-j,-iiata)
Arrites dailv at Or. n. Departs daily at
1. a. v.
Wellington ArriiCH daily at 6 r. m. Hearts
slily at 7 a. u.
Arkansas City ftia Littlctown, Nnncic-ih, Ox
fonl and KI I'aio; Arriies Tue.sil.ijs, Thursiiaya
mid .Saturdays at ii r. M. Depaits .MondajVi,
WedncMlava'aiid Fridays at I! a. m.
Cnltlwelf ftia Chlunsk.i, Wellington and Relic
I'laine) Anives Tuesday. Thur-dito and Sat
tuilaia at U r. m. Depaits .Moml tys, VidiieoJ.ijs
and r'riiUjs .it ii a. h.
Salina (lia Sedcwick and Newton) Arrives
SatuidayatU:! r. u. J)ei.irls Saturday at 3.03
Stunner City Arrives Tuesdays, 1 hm sdaj t and
atuidiivsat i r. M. Dep'irts Mondajs, Wednen
days and Fridais at 1 i-. i.
I.oikIo'.i and Willinston AiriveoTuevLiys and
FridajH. Dcjiarti Wednesdays and SaturdajH.
Dry Cre kt Clarion and Clear Water Arrive
aud dep 11 1 W Hlneda, once a Wei k.
On and alter date the xsto!ice will be open for
the delltery ofletters and the sale ofM.unps Iroiu
"t a. to 7 'J r. M.
Ilereallerllie office w 111 be open on Sunday from
tf to 1') a. .
Mails solnz cist and south clne prompt at 7
r. it. J. T. IloLML, V. M.
First I'resli tel bill Chiiroli I. I. llMtii:t, pns
lur. enlre in chiiteh buildiiiY, eonier Wichita
Mid fvconil Mrt'Ct, every nhb.tth ut 11 o'clock
a.m. and 'i 1: v.
M. V.. Church I. F. NnM.Y, lii-tor. Seiice
at the .School HoiHe elerv at.liatti nt Itli, o'i lock
a. u. or S r. x. Alternate with episcopal
.fudse Tlilrtcentli Judicial District W. I'.
Ito.u-d of Count v CnnimUiioni r. II. C. Kam
tow. It, A. X'rcLCY, boL. II. Kuiin, Cliaiim.iii.
County Treasurer S. . .Ioiinxdn-.
I.oiinty ;leik F111.11 riiATTEH.
Micrilf Joiiv Sir. m.iili:
I'leik DUtrict Court (mix 5lclon.
I'lohate .ludp W It if.nwiv
tUM'rinlenilei:t 1'ublic lustniction W. C. I.iT'
IU-kMi r of Deedi lonv Mi lon.
Count Attoinei II C M.IW.
i unt siirn Mir .Ions A. Muifrr.
( ITY fUTICKU".
Maior I: II. ii.is.
l'ofirr .liidRe I M. Atwooh
Cit Trea-iirer (.ihiu.i.s A. l'lllLLtl.
l.iVsh.il M Mkaciifk.
1 itv Atlornex W. ItAI.DWix.
-it Cleik 4iio. s HkmiY.
.Iiinticrrt of the I'cace A. Kmpkrhn, II. K.
Liiiiitclili s S K OiiMncT, flio. DkAmouk.
Coiuirll First Wnnl Dn. wkv, Ciiaui.en
:ll'lTrlt Second Wnnl Im A Srr.i nvwi,
II. II I.imwi.1 'ihinl Ward I M Maiitiv,
A.. I I.am.mmiuk. Fourth Ward .I.C. Fjiakku,
A m. Smith.
Itnnril nf IMucntlon First-Ward X. A Knci
usii, Xhi.Miv Milust isecimd Wnnl i:. I'.
ti-I!man, W. C. Wooh-iaV. Thinl Waul
:. W ltri:i., U S. Wit. Fourth Waul A.
II FAiir.ivre, I'nru. A Miwrits.
AT. X A M Meets on the first and thinl
. Moiidinsof each month.
II. S. Sl.l-t.8, W. M.
Csoon Ti:.MP!.AKS Meet at Mafonic. Hall
J Friday night ol each wei k.
C. S. Cai.hwei.!., W. C. T.
UNION SSAHIJATII SCHOOL,
Meets even- Sabbath, atthr rresbytern Church,
nt 5i' u'clott a. i.
MeelR eiei-y Sunday nfU-rnoon at 3 oVlock, at
the School Mouse.
1 S. I.ANI) OI-TICi".
IV A" A IX STISIIirr. next door to tlieen Front.
IVJ IV. S. Jr.NMNN, Kegisti r; .1. C. I!i:pui:i.i,
Iteceiier. OlUre hours Innn 1) to li a. m. and
from 1 to 3 r. i.
J. M. IJAI.DCKSTON,
ATTOltNIIV-AT-I.AW. Wichita, Sedgwick
county, Kansas. Will piartice in the State
court and attend to business connected with the
U. S. taint OlUce. upiO-ly
II. C. KLt'M.
jas. i.. nrrit.
M.IJSS A DYKR,
TTOltXHYS-AT-LAW, Wichita, Kansis.
TlOHSl.Y-AT-I.AW, Wichita, Kansas.
.T. F. I.MTCK,
ATTI:XI:Y-AT-I.W, llr.stdo.ir smith of U.
S. 1,-ind Ollicc, Main stleet, Widiila, Kas.
vecial attention gilen til all kind of business
connected with the II. S. I.nnd Olhce. 15-tf
W. H. KNAPP.
TT0KX1:Y-AT-I,AW. I.anil Agent and Xo
tary I'uhlic, (Ixfonl, Kansas. mj4-ly
w. r.. yT."Lr.Y. w. n. MnMWTKiCK:
A IToltSIIYS AT LAW, Wichita. Kansas.
f Mill iiicticc in all the courtsi.f the state
anil in the United MtiKs tand Olhce. 27-tf
ATTOItNICY-AT-LAW, Wichita, SnUwick
roiiuti , Knusas.
ATWOOD A LITTLE,
js,o. m. ATwonn. wi. . utile.
ATT0HN1:YS-AT-LAW, IlhSIainstrrrt, Wi
B. F. PARSONS,
orxsuxoit axd atiouxuy-at-law,
OATLEY A STREET,
TMIYMCIAXS AND Sl'lttJKONS, All calls
T left at their ofllce. or Hill's llrus store
lie proini'tly attrudisl U.
Office corner Main and ind srcets.
DR. C. E. FISHER,
(Itj Img-slorfA Fisher )
Mllice piMlte Hilnlurr, Wii
.w.cssioual calls iirnjiiptly obeyed 1
S1CIAX and Snrjteon.
1 Irhlla, Kansas.
Jirnjiiptly obey ed both uight and
Dlt A. .1 I.ONCSDOUF,
ISTIsT OFFlCi: No 7i! Main utrret
lichita, Kaiisns. He ispreparisl to pvrlomi
oiM-ratlous on the leeui 111 me niosi ihticci
manner. Teeth liisertist. nuin a single tooth in a
till! m t, and wan anted uiyl7-3m
ALLEN A FADniQUE.
K. n. m i r.v, m. n a. II I aiuiiviit, m. n.
PIIY-ICIAXS AND SCKGKONS. Office at J
1. Allen's drug store, Maiu street, Wichita.
HOOKS ANI STATIONKKV.
J. T. HOLMES,
PF.ALKK IX IOOK5, STATIONKKV, wra-
iliie iaHT. Iine, wlioillcals, etc , (wst-of-Ituildliig,
OLDHAM A GEORGE,
ifEItCIlANT TAILOlfs and deilers in Gents'
IVJ Furnishing GoihIs, Ilat. Cap-, etc.. No.
JK Main stmt, Wichita, Iatias si-C-Om
QUANTITY AND QUALITY.
fvclean aud neat. Meals at all hi
slioi notice. No. 31 Main street, W
I hours got up 011
MRS. M. McADAMS,
ILLINKItY AM) DltKSSMAKIXIJ. Dealer
in Fancy Goods. The latest stiles rcceiied
us soon as out. Wichita, Kansas.
MRS. ANNIE WATSON,
MII.I.IXKIt, and dealer in fancy goods and
rcphyrs. Keeps on hand a large and well
selected stock of millinery goods of the 1 itest
st les. Kast side Maiu street, near 2nd, Wich
ALLF.X A McKILLIt'. Dealers in Croreiies,
Provisions, Flour anil Feed. Constantly re
el 11 ing fresh invoices of Groceries.
J. B.THOMPSON, ,
BAItllK.lt AXD HAIIt-DltKSSKIt. Shsvini,
Hair-cutting and dressing done in the l.itist
Mile of art. Itatln, hot or cold, Socts. So. 73
Main street, Wichita.
I.I1TI.K HIJOWX JL'G.
tci:d, hot, on to suit thi: taste, xone
1 bill tin-purest liquors kept. Malti, soft, sweet
and creamy. aplu-oml C. K. CASK.
XO. 113 MAIN STUKET.
Authorized Capital, - - $250,000
Capital Paid In and Surplus, - - 72,000
wii, i;i:i:ii'fi:xsti:ix, w. a. iiiomas,
J. U. MKAD, A. II. GOs&AKD,
J. C. FltAKLi:.
.1. C. FltAKKK . .
.i. it. mi:ad
a. ii. co.s.s.m:d...
Vice Pi evident.
Will dn a general banking husincsa. GOLD
AXD SILVKIt, FOIli:it;N AND KASTF.UX IZX
CIIAXGK IIOUGIIT AND SOLD. Will buv and
sell COUNTY SCItIP aud other local "ecurities.
Tntcrcst allowed on time deposits.
Collections promptly attended to.
Revenue Stamps for sale.
Possessing ample facilities for the advantageous
conduct ot our business, we promise to all our
customers the most favorable rates and the
promptest attention. My
FIRST ARKANSAS VALLEY BANK
Loan, Exchange, Discount and Deposit,
WM. C. WOODMAN & SON.
$20,000 T0L0AN ON MORTGAGE,
And assistance rendered settlirs in proving up
No. 35 Main street, Wichita.
DOUGLAS AVENUE HOUSE,
BLC0D & COX, Proprietors,
WICHITA, - - KANSAS.
This is a lirge three-torj house, Jujt completed
and ncnly luinished thioiighoiit. It is the
Best and Host Complete House
In Southwestern Kansas, and the
ONLY FM5ST CLASS HOTEL
IN THE TOWN.
CJ stagrK for Atchison, Topeka A Santa Fc
l.'allro.lil, aud all oints in Southuestern Kansa,
anile at and depart from this house daily, l-ly
SADDLES AND HABNESS
ClIEAPEll THAN EVER!
C. M. GARRISON,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
COLLARS, PLASTERING EAffi, HIDES,
FUKi?. WOOL AND TALLOW. &c.
87 Main Street, Wichita, Kansas,
Where I will keep constantly on hand a coot! as
sortment of Saddles, Draft and Carriage Harness,
Collars. Whips, nnd every article belonging to
the trade, which I ill sill at the cry lowest rates
for cah. or exchange Jbr greenliacis, treasury
notes or fractional currency I am al prepared
to do all kinds of carriage trimming in hort or
der Repair- promptly attended to for half ca-h
In nami, the naiauce in iwemt years' nine, witn- ,
N. II. Hear in mind 1 w ill not he undersold i
All work warrant! ! to -ult the furcli.iMT rii-a.se '
call und examine niv t-l-.
C M lIAUKlON.
l-ly s7 Main street, Wichita, Kau-as.
JVo. 92 Main Street.,
WICHITA, .... KANSAS.
Ne.t to IlilU Kramer's Tjrj- Ooods Store.
COKDKtRO ,t CO., FroprUort.
t3T lav Boanl, f5 00 per wek ; board and
Free Hti to and Trvm the car. 19-tf
THE BELFRY PIGEON.
The Boston conflagration ha revived the mem
ory of a jMicm !y the laUX. V. Willis, which,
fnui; its association wi,n ,hc Old South Church,
so graciously sjia.ed hy the flames, nt well a
Irom iu own beauty, is northy of republication:
On the cross beam under the old south bell
The nest ofa pipcon is builded well.
In summer and Winter that bird is there.
Out and in with the morning air;
I love to see him track the street,
With his wiry cy e and active f& t;
And i olten Match him as he springs,
Cm-Jinx the steeple itli easy wings.
Till across the dial his shade has pass'd.
And the bellry edge 11 .limil at last.
''I is a bird I luie. with its broodinz note.
And the livinhliii:; throb iu its mottled throat;
There's a human look in its ivi llins breast,
Aud the gentle curie ot its lowly crest,
And 1 often stop n itli the fear I ltd
He runs so close to the rapid nheel.
Whatever is rune on that noisy bell
Chime of the hour or luiu-ral knell
The dure in the belfry must tuai it well.
When the loiiguesuingsouttothemiduightmoon,
Wlieu the sextoi, chreiily rings lor noon
When the clock stnkes clear at muriiiug light
When the child is waked with "nine ut night"
IV lieu the clume.s play sort in the sabbath air,
Filling the spirit with tones ol prayer,
Whalei i r tale iu :he bell is heard,
lie broods on his lolded feet mistiir'd,
Or, rising half in his rounded net.
He takes the time to smooth his breast.
Then drop- again with 11 lined eyes,
Aud sleeps as the List v ibratioudies.
Sueet bird! I Would that I could b
A hermit in the crowd like thee!
With wings to tli to wood mid glen.
Thy lot, like mine. Is cist with men.
And daily, with uuw illing feet,
I tread, like thee, the crowded street;
Hut, unlike me, lii n rt iv i-o'err
'1 lion can St ili.inis the woild and soar.
Or ut a hilf-relt wi-h lor rest,
Can'st smo th I e feathers on thy breast.
And drop, forgi If il, to thy rest.
All ADVENTURE IN A MEXICAN
Riding lei'siiielx alon;j a delightful
highway of Mexico one warm aller
nooii sonic few years ago, I saw in the
distance the cru'inhling walls ot ;m old
ruin, u relic of the days of Moiittuma.
As a roving disposition had carried
mo to Mexico. I was iu no hurry to
continue on my way, having plenty of
leisure, and therefore turned my horse
across the hilN to co the spot.'
Wooed hy the relrcshing shade, the
luxuriant carpet of velvety grass, anil
the silent, litlshed repose that seemed
to rest here. 1 dismounted, and giving
my hoie his freedom to feed about
the ruin, 1 threw my.-elf in the shallow
of the wall and soon sunk to rest.
Fatijrued and overcome with the
heat, I did not wake for hour, and
then was 'tartletlJo -cc that a storm
was brewing and night Was almost
Well knowing that it was miles to
the nearest habitation, I determined
to make a virtue of nccesMtv aud seek
shelter iu the ruin for the night, for I
was well prepared with blankets, aud
had a substantial lunch iu my saddle
roll. Near by my horse was still feeding
ifyon the rich gra-s -o I went iu ecarch
of some portion of the ruin where I
could find "shelter for man and bcat"
from the storm, which was rapidly
Soon I came upon a low nrchway
that led into a vaulted chamber, which
at one time utii 1 have been u-ed a1- a
tomb, but it was dry, had a dirt-flooring
aud a rocky couch, that hail evi
dently served its the resting place, after
death, of come priest, for the ruin had
been an old monastery or convent, I
Ucttiriini":, I lassoed my horse out m
the incIo;ire. aud taking from him the
saddle aud bridle returned to my im
promptu shelter, ami at once spread
my blankets upon the long rock, anil
sat down to eat my supper and watch
At length it broke in fury, and I
withdrew my hor-e within the rock
bound chamber, and fastened him se
curely, laid down to Mecp. for night
had enveloped the ruin iu darkness..
The wild raging of the Morni with
out gave mc an air of comfort within
my Vaulted room, and soon I was
dreaming the hours away.
A noi-e foreign to the raging of the
storm awakened me, and half rising, I
listened, and distinctly heard the sound
of human voices, aud then a loud, bois
I wtis ut once upon my feet, for I
knew that I was in a dangerous neigh
borhood, a highway robbers were
well known to infest that portion of
Standing erect upon my rocky couch
a glimmer of light shown through the
wall, aud iu an instant I had placed my
eye their, and discovered through a.
window, that had been two-thirds
closed, a sight that did not reassure
mo as to my safety.
The ruin had been built iu the shape
ofa cross, the upper end renting upon
the hill side, aud approaching. :ts I did,
from that shl", I liad entered the in
closure or stjuare formed by the two
The two corner of the cross, form
ing the wings of the structure, hail
prevented my seeing the longest and
largest portion ol the ruin, and the
vault, or chamber, where I was domi
ciled for the night, wa the very center;
tho square where the four wings met,
hence through the barricaded window,
or rather, small aperture. L could see
into a large rOom, ami therein sat a
dozen rough looking men engaged iu a
Arms lay upon the table, blankets
were snreail about imoii the stone floor.
aud the chamber was diinlv liirhlcd bv '
nan a uo.cu small tapers, auieu uy a
sickly looking tire that burned in one
end ot the large hall.
" I want no liquor. I sav. I have had
enough, and will have a cup of coll'ee.
Delita, Delila," aud the wild looking
scamp who was speaking a I guz.ed i
through the opening, rajipeu loudly
upon the bottle before him with his
" I am coming," answered a sweet
voice iu Spanish, the same language
the man had spoken.
"Ha-ten. then; 1 wi-h outomake
coflce for ine ;" and a bespoke a girl
of fourteen came forward aud stood
where the light fell full upon her.
A sweet, childish face, lit up by
large, sad, lustrous eye, and crowned
bv masses of raven-black hair, which
wore in strange contrast to the pale
ness of her countenance; a girlish tig-1
ure, neatly but poorly clad, stood be- j
fore me. and astonished mc as much a ;
if a beautiful apparition had entered J
"There is no water here, senior: I
shall have to go to the spring for it." I
"Curse you, why do you not keep!
water ready for iie? Go. and the ;
storm without will putti-h you for ;
your negligence: and see that you has
ten." brutally said the bandit.'
"Fi, signer:" and the sad eye gli- j
toned for a moment, and then a sigh
escaped the lips, as the lovely girl .
turned, and throwing around "her a
thick mantle, seized a pitcher and
walked toward the dark portion ot the j
hall room and disappeared.
I had noticed, as I approached tln j
ruin, a small spring, covered over with
a stone root, and had also remarked a
kinall path, looking as if often used,
leading therefrom toward one end of
the old rocky pile, and I felt convinced
that it was to this spot the maiden wa
coming for water, so wrapping m
military cloak around me. and buck
ling on" my belt of arm-, I hastened to
ward the pring.
Some moments I waited, and was
hosiniiin? to fear that tho maiden had
feared to venture forth in the darkness
and storm, when I discovered hcr'ap-
At the sound of my voice she started,
turned, and was about to flee, when I
sprang from my place of concealment
and, jumping, grasped her hand, say
"Do not fear me. I would serve
"I was driven by the storm to seek
.shelter in the ruin, aud there my horse
tiwaits; I discovered that it was the
home of brigands, and I would know
why you are there."
" Oh, Senor, leave at once, for should
they discover you here they would kill
us both;" and throwing" down the
stone jar, the little hands were clasped
" They will not discover us ; why arc
" I was stolen from my father's ha
cienda, miles aud miles away : 1 have
now been their captive for months, and
they treat ine so cruelly."
"Then you shall remain no longer
with theni: tell ine how they enter the
hall where they now are."
"There i only one entrance, Senor,
through an arched doorway, now near
ly tilled up with earth, formic has to
crawl through to get iu or out."
"That room is their rendezvous,
"Yes, Senor: there thev sleep and
eat, ami keep their plunder; another
room opens into it, but that is mine;
but it is only half roofed over, and
there is no way of getting in orout ex
cept through the bandits' hall."
" How iiiituv robbers are there in the
"Fifteen, and all in to-night on ac
count of the storm."
" Then 1 will save you ; do you know
how to ride?"
"Indeed I do."
Then listen; return with the wa
ter, aud make that tellow some entice,
after which you must slip out unper
coived, and come around to the head
of the ruin, where I will await you;
then take my hore and ride like" the
wind to a haiicnda seven miles from
here, rotisc the inmates ami tell the
men to hasten hither, you guiding
ihein, and we'll take the whole party.
iu ine meantime i will now accompany.
vou around to the entrance ot the hall.
and thus lind out its locality; and get
my horse ready, and after you are gone
I will stand guard at the outlet, and if
any man comes out he dies.'
The young girl almost clapped her
hands with joy, at the thought of so
soon being treed from the power of the
bandits, aiid 1 tilled her jar for her, and
at a safe distance followed her hack,
and noted the way to reach the bandits'
hall ; after which I returned to my
place of concealment, and once more
put my eyes to the opening.
Iu a sleepy sort ofa manner the irirl
went about her task, preparing the cof
fee, and wa cursed for her pain by
the villainous leader, and then she
sought her couch.
So quietly did she steal from the hall
that I believed her still within it, when
1 wtis startled by a low
Turning, the young girl stood beside
me, aud soon she was mounted upon
my horse, and ready.
"You have courage to undertake this
trip. Scnorita; '
"I have courage to undertake any
thingtogain my release," wa the quite
"Then ride like the wind: my horse
is swift and you can manage him : the
highway to the right, remember;" aud
iu a second she was oil'.
1 watched her until the gloom hid
her from view, then hastened around
to tand at the entrance to the bandits'
hall, wheie I could hear the loud
laughter, rude jests, and vile Spanish
oat lis for some time, when all wax quiet
An hour ami a half passed, and then
a heavj step was heard within, scrap
ing around, and the creeping form of
a man appeared coming from the en
trance, and rising glanced around him
at the skies tin instant, ami then stoop
ing down, jelled back into the en
trance. 'The storm has cleared away, and
we must soon be on the move, for we
have work before us."
So had I, and thus thinking, I shrank
farther back into the shadow of the
broken archway where I stood, and
knowing from the sound of voire
within that I hail no time to lose, I
raised my pistol and tired.
Without a groan ihe brigand fell to
the ground, a yell resounded within,
and another dark form tilled the en
trance, and awaiting until Ihe man
stood erect. I again tired, and another
robber bit the dust.
Then shriek-, curse- anil threats
came to mc, and then the entrance was
filled with two dark forms, crowdimr
out like bee- from a hive
md hastily I '
tired, but without re-iilt
lor one ol ,
the bandits' sprang to hi- feet, and the
next iu-tant the other followed hi ex
ample, while more heads appeared iu
iu the opening.
I wa- in a dangerous place aud well
did L know it, but long experience hav
ing taught me to nerve iny-elf like
iron, when my life depend upon my
aim, I threw aside my cloak, and again
tired, twice in quick succession, ju-t as
I was discovered, and received a re
turning tire from the robbers.
They had tired their la-t shot, for my
revolver had brought them both dowii,
and my fifth and sixth balls mi-sing
tire, I dr.-MV in second pistol aud open
ed rapidly upon the crowd iu the en
trance, and with terrible effect, for
howl of rage and pain answered the
Four bandits lay dead before me, and
I could see that one, or more, dark
forms choked the entrance, but tindinir
that 1 could be seen from the opening.
I bounded to one side and stood to the
right of the arched tunnel way.
Hut my courage arose, my blood was
up, ami i icit mat i iieiu the wiumu';
hand as long as my revolvers
true to me.
I had till four load
aud then a small pair
iu one pi-tol.
of derringer. .
giving ine six shot- in all : if these did t alive importance of their item. And
not miss fire I wa all right, ami ' added to this is the further fact that
should they tail me I had my botvie-) there is srarcely a poorly printed pa
knife, with which, a my adversaries per in thes'atc.'while evcral of them
had to creep out siuglv, or at the be-t. are of such typographical execution a
only two together, and would have to !
ea.po-e me oacK oi tueir necK in so no- j
ing. I could guillotine them iu thor-1
.1. i.. : : ...i i i .. I
n k .u isiuii -ii iu , ueuce t wa nun- j
orry when the robbers failed to '
showthem-elve at the entrance.
iiii i nan not long to wait, tor the i
two bodies that blocked the jias-age !
wav were drawn back, and ouicklv I
two tortus appeared, for no doubt hat
ing in-covereii mere was lull one a
sailant, aud feeling how surcc-fu!lt
they were caught iu a trap of their
own finding, they determined to rik
life at the pistol'- muzzle rather than
be hung, which fate they knew would
be theirs if captured.
Iu quick succession the four cham
ber of my revolver failed me. and I
had barely time to drop the pistol, and
seize mv tHiwic, before the
were upon mc.
One blow of my keen blade brought
one down. Seeking my derringer with
my left hand 1 at the -ame time let the
second villian have its content, hut-
I with a rush and with howls, the bal
"jnu-c-of the franir were upon inc. and I
felt my death hour had come, when
suddenly there came a cry, a sound of
feet, aud half a dozen men, led by no
other personage than Delita. mounted
upon my horse, sprung to my rescue.
Hemmed in. and shot down", the ban
dits had but little chance, aud the four
who were not hurt at once surrender
ed. Delita had aroused the hacienda, and
the owner aud his servant had hasten
ed, and hearing the report of m pi-tol,
knew that I was at work, and like the
wind the Mexican maiden led them on,
and reached ths ruin not a moment
too soon, for the next instant 1 would
have been slain.
The Mexican and hi servants gazed
iu wonder at the result of my work,
the former remarking:
"It wa- your revolvers and bowic
knives that u-ed to demoralize u- dur
ing our late war with your country,
b.it you have rendered this country" a
great service, for the whole band are
here, and to-morrow these four fellows
will be executed." Aud executed they
I returned with Delita to the hacien
da, and two days afterward accompa
nied the brave girl to the home of her
parent's: the owner of the hacienda,
Don (,'arlos. making her a pucscut ofa
handsome horse, saddle and bridle, for
her service iu aiding to free the coun
try from the bandit scourge that for
year- had been so dreaded.
The joy of Delit.t's parents at the
return of their daughter, whom they
believed forever lost to them, I can not
picture any more than I can the happi
ness of the young girl at her escape
from the power of the bandits.
Sound Advice Mrs. Harriet Beech
er Stowe Lectures tho Girls.
We have, says the Cirixtian Union,
charity for fast girls. We have often
found them generous and warm-hearted,
and are fully ready to believe that
their disregard "of conventionalities is
often the boldne&s of innocence. For
example, iu some families the chamber
of the si-ter is the resort of the broth
er, in the first place : then the cousin,
who is almost a brother, and then the
brother's intimate friend, who is treat
ed as one of th; family. When this
free sort of living is transferred from
the shadow of the family to the apart
ment of a crowded hotel or boarding
house it gives occasion for much free
thinking for a style nf judgment that
often does the voting girl great injus
tice. We have said that our Ameri
cans had their fault.. The want of
conventional limits of propriety be
tween the sexes is one of them. The
young French girl is kept secluded and
never suflfi-ed to ee a gentleman un
Wiitchcd. hi America, from their ear
ly childhood, little girls and boys grow
up together. On the whole it i be-t
they should. Hut in order that this
liberty should produce good effects,
parents and guardians should inces
santly teach certain limits of propri
ety. There are certain places, times
and modes of intercourse; there are
proper places, times and modes; there
are certain other places, times and
mode that are impropermid it ought
to be part of the early training of eve
ry girl to teach her thi. Everv ap
proach on the part of a voting girl to
any per-oual familiarity with any
young man, such as she might mo-t in
nocently take with another girl, ex
poses her to a mi-construction, which
it wa the duly of her mother to pre
vent hy timely warning. A favorite
author has said that such personal ad
vances on the part of women were
"immoralities of maimers," even
w'liere the intention was innocent. So,
girl, take care report yourselves
respect your -ex, and donot give the
enemy a chance to speak reproachfully.
Listen, all of ou, to what a man say's.
It ismit of-ouie old fii-hioiied Father's
Legacy, or some such antiquated hook.
He say: "A tine woman has a pow
er over us of which she very little
dreams, but a little too near acquaint
ance often di-solves the illusion and
converts the angel into a very ordinary
girl." Let a mother till you. girl-,
that mothers, when they semi their
boys into the great world ami its
temptations, hope much for them from
the influence of good women. Did you
ever think of this when you tell young
men that jou dote on smoking;" when
you urge wine upon them at parties?
Some mother, some sister, may wish
that you would lead her on or brother
to nobler, purer conception of life.
Ought not some higher motive to gov
ern our intercourse with the. young
men of your acquaintance than merely
the desire to fa-ten their admiration
on yourself to please them at any and
every hazard? lie sure that a young
man who is pleaed through thelower
nature, because vou encourage his in
dolent and sclf-iudolircut habit, nnd
part.- with hi
last elevated impulse-,
vou In and bv oulv a- a
will think, ot
part of something tin wort In which his
better self will seek to outgrow.
Tho Kansas Country Press.
The Kansas City Journal nf Com
merce pays the country pros of Kau
sa a wcll-iueriicd compliment, in quite
a lengthy article, in it- istie of the
'.Oth. After speaking of the nu
merous difficulties and multiform du
ties devolving upon the country editor,
who is often foreman, pressman and
compositor, the Journal says :
Under all these multiform difficul
ties the Kaua press succeeds to an
extent to be found nowhere else. We
speak here of the country pre-. Icav
ing out thedalie publihcdiii the cit
ies, which are to be measured by a dif
ferent standard. Their matter i near
ly all original, aud comprehend- the
new, goip. anil event ot the locali
ties in which they are pub!i-hed, to an
unusual extent :'and besides thi the
interests and movement of local af
fairs, and usually al-o nil national aud
etiln ntu.ktifiiifi flint fift..f tlmni fin
handled with intelligent discrimiua-
tion and ability. Xo other paper of
any clas- present their matter in better
form, or understand more fullv the rel-
would be worthy of an establishment i
mat mane nne lypograpny a specially, f
Iu our no-itiofi. the countrv ore- of.
i .: ' ..! i i
several siaic pa-c miner our oo-er-
vation. and we have had exnerience j
1 ...-- I ... ..! .. i
j with that of state from which wc arc r
i now separated. I lie Kana- rountrv '
pre- is better bv a large percent, iu
all the escntial of a countrv pre
lli.-in.iny other mat overcame under
our ob-ervation. Iowa make the
uoarfit approach to it, but is still be
hind. The exchange editor on anv
dailt pajier where the Kansas press fs
received will, vrf believe, corroborate
thi statement, for they must And, as
we do. that in local interest Ihe-e pa
pers ire well nigh complete, while ihey
furuish more uews matter suitable for
republication in a dailv tiaoer. than i
afforded by the pre of any other
state. In this latter reiect anv num
ber of the rirdiiiary run of kaiia
weotlics i equal to double the number
froii ahno-t any other western orcast-
The Proclamation of Freedom.
The Hon. Gideon Welles, in the De
cember number of the Galaxy, gives a
long chapter oti " The History ol Eman
cipation." He traces the development
of the proclamation of freedom and
describes the cabinet mectins iu which
the preliminary proclamation was read.
Of this he says:
"Before reading the proclamation
the president again said he felt the
great responsibility of the step he was
taking, both to hiiii'elf and the coun
try. It had oppressed hirn, nnd not
till all other measures and expedients
failed had he come to the conclusion
that this element, which was arbitra
rily used againt us, must be brought
into the union cause. Having reached
that conclusion, his decision was fixed
and unalterable. The net and a 1 its
rc-poiisibilitics were his alone. He hud
prepared the paper which he wa again
about to read without advice or assist
ance; had pondered over it for weeks,
aud been more confirmed iu the recti
tude of the measure as time passed on.
There had been moment. when he felt
awed and overwhelmed by the gravitv
and magnitude of the subject and o"f
what might follow, but. hi.- way wa
now clear he knew he was right'.
Among other things, he said in a sub
dued tone, he hud looked to a higher
Power for aid and direction. He had
made a vow that if God gave us the
victory iu the impending battle he
would receive it as an indication of
the Divine Will that it was his dtttv to
go forward in the work of emancipa
tion. In a manner half apologetic he
said this might seem strange, but there
were occti-ions when, uncertain how
to proceed when it was not clear to
hi- mind what he should do he had
iu thi way submitted the disposal of a
subject to a higher Power, and abided
by what seemed the Supreme Will.
Event at Sharpsbtirg had continued
and strengthened his original purpose
in regard to emancipation, ami he had
no hesitation in issuing this prelimina
ry order: the states interested would
decide for themselves as to its consum
mation. This wa- not the only occa--ion
when he manifested the peculiar
faith or trait here exhibited. It was
doubtless to be attributed in a great
measure to the absence of early reli
gious culture a want of educational
advantage? in his youthful frontier
life. In the wilderness of Indiana fifty
years ago there were few churches",
aud only an occasional wandering
preacher furnished the sparse popula
tion wi.h rude religious instruction.
Although hi early opportunities for
religious improvement hr.d been few,
there was deep-seated within him a
feeling of dependence and trut in that
Supreme Intelligence which rules and
govern all. Some general conversa
tion followed the reading of the docu
ment when the president handed it to
the secretary of state with directions
to publish it" forthwith."
Of Mr. Seward's views in Augti-t,
18I5J, when the question of i-.-uiiig the
preliminary proclamation was under
cabinet :tdvi-i incut, Mr. Welles sa s:
"Mr. Sew aid, without exprc-singan
opinion on the merits of the question,
thought it would be well to postpone
the whole subject to a more auspicious
period. If the proclamation Were is
sued now it would be received anil
cohsidereil as a dcsimirmif crv- u
shriek from and for the ad ministration,
rather than for freedom. The presi
dent instantly felt and appreciated the
force and propriety of the suggestion.
We had experienced serious dia-tcr.
Important results were in the immedi
ate future; high hopes were enter
tained from army operations under
Halleck aud Pope." who had just taken
the direction of military a flairs. The
president tit once closed Ins portfolio
and suspended, his proclamation and
all further proceedings on the subject
of emancipation. I do not recollect
Unit it was again alluded to iu cabinet
until after the battle of Autietam,
which took place on the seventeenth
of September, six weeks later."
Neir York CorriMu.ltnc It uton Journal
President Lincoln and Secretary
Just before Mr. S-ward handed over
the department of state to the premier
of General (5 rant's administration, I
called on the secretary at hi official
residence. He was in "tine health and
spirits, aud spent an hour in chatt
conversation. President Lincoln being
the subject of the talk. Mr. Lincoln,
he said, carried with him through his
whole career as president the simple
habits which marked him in his law
practice iu Springfield. If he wanted
an) thing of the departments, instead
of ringing hi bell and calling a mes
senger, he would take his hat ami run
round from one office to another, juM
as one lawver would run round to the
office of a biother practitioner. If I
mi-ed at night. Iho-e in ihe secret
ould track him from nlace to olace.
ami be -ure to come up w itli the pr
ideut ih some one of his fiuorite
haunt. He aw no reason why he
should not enjoy himself as pre-ident
a well as when he was plain Abraham
Lincoln. The p"reidout had the ut
most horror of forms and red tape. He
did not care how things were done
provided they were done. Adjutant
General Thoma was sent out to re
lieve General Grant. Ifffore he had
a chance to serve his paper Vicksbnrg
surrendered, and Thomas did not dare
disturb matters, so he came home to
make hi peace with the president;
for as a soldier and in time of war
he had violated order. He sent a
friend m to sound the president on hU
return to Washington. The president
delighted with the surrender.
I'ubbiug his hand he said: "Tell j
Thoma to come in. He did ju-t right, i
lie ought to have been shot ir he had
One day a lady came to Mr. Seward's
office anil handed him a 'crap of paper,
mi which wa scribbled a few line, i
The purport of the notewa: "Let
t a woman have s,C0 on account or
tlie tnrn'f trvirsr rotrl find otwf livf
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.... -,... .............. ...... .v.... i
on her mis-ion." The note wa? signed i
A. L. It is well known that congress
vote- t'-e president from $30,000 to
SlGO.Ow annually n n secret service
fund. Of this fund the secretary of
state is the custodian. He mint coun
tersign the president's order or not a
dollar of the fund can be ued. But
aner me president receives ine moiict
iioImkIv can inonirc what he doc with
:. f Is J !.!. .
;. t " 1 - .1 .....
n. ,ir. ocwaru iiiqiiirru oi ine woman
what secret scrvireshc was to iterfonn
that would justify his joying her 10O,
" Well, lie wa going to r.ugland in
create a pontic seniimeiii mere in ia
vor of her count tv." The ra-j was
what Mr. 'Wanl tippo-ciL Tho
woman had Im'cii hanging round the
white house, bothering the life out of
the president, and to get rid of her he
proposed to give her IOO dollars. "I
can give jou no money for such a pur-po-e,"
aid the secretary of slate.
" Your services are worth nothing. In
London vou would be a damage to u.
I can't throw awav the people tuouet
in that fashion for von." The ladv wa.
not only indignant, but astonished.
"So rourefu to obey tho president's
order?" "I do." "And you are a
greater man than Mr. f. in ruin: and
when he say let me liave one hundred
doHer of hi ovn nuirjer vou rsx I
shan't have, it." ' Well, madam, if the
president wants to give 190 oat of his
twn salary, he h.- e.pcrfect right to
do it. Rut you can have no money out
of the secret, service fund for such a
Toin Fool's errand as you arc starting
on." "Give me my papers, sir, if you
please," said the excited ladv, and" oT
she started to find the president. Mr.
Lincoln groaned as she crossed the
threshold. "Well, what now?" "Mr.
Seward won't give the money;" and
slip told her story. ""Well, madam.
snid the president, " I cAn do no more
for you. I told you I had very little
influence with this administration."
The Printer's Estate.
"We find the following remark,
which all printers and publishers will
agree in calling sensible, iii'an ex
change, and commend them to the at
tention of the reader. Thcy'will apply
nt all localities in which newspapers
The printer's dollars where hit
thev? A dollar here nnd a dollar
there, scattered over the numerous
small towns, all over the country, miles
and miles apart ; how shall they be
g thered together?. The paper maker,
the compositor, the building owner,
the grocer, the tailor, and all assistant
to him in carrying on his business,
have their demands, hardly ever o
small a a single dollar. Itut'the mites
from here and there must be diligent
ly gathered, patiently hoarded, or the
hciewith to discharge the liabilities
will never become sufficiently bulky.
We imagine "the printer will "have to
get up an address to his widelv scat
tered dollars. Something like the fol
lowing: Dollars, halves, quarter, nnd all
manner of fractions into which Ton arc
divided, collect yourelves anil come
home. You are wanted. Combina
tions of all sorts of men tliat help to
make the printer a proprietor, gather
iu such force ami demand with Mich
good reason your appearance at hi
counter, that nothing short of you will
appease them. ( niled yourselves, for
aluable as you are onw ill never pa)
the cost of collecting. Come here iii
single tile, that the printer may form
you in battalion. and send you forth to
battle for him aud vindicate his feeble
Reader, are vou sure you haven't a
couple of printer's dollars slicking
about our clothes? If you have, or
der them home iniineiliateh.
Scvard and Payno.
At the time that Payne entered the
seclctary'.s chamber, tt'ficr the scullle
in Ihe hall-way with hi ton, Mr.
Fieilrick" Seward, he was lying upon
hi- side, close to the edge of hi- bed,
with his head re-ting in a flame, which
had been made togivehiin ease, audio
protect his broken jaw from pressure.
lie wa trjiug to keep awake, having
been seized upon by a hick man'.-fanev;
it wa that if he slept he would wake
up with the lockjaw. He wa brought
to full consciousness by the scullle iu
the pa-sageway, followed bv the en
trance of the asassiu ami the crv of
Miss Seward. "Oh 1 lie will kill" ni
father!" but he saw nothing of theas
sailant until a hand appeared above
his face, and then hi thought wa.
"wli.-it liiitiiUome cloth tlinl oiercoal ii
mane oi. ' i ne assassin s lace then ap
peared, and the helnlc-s statesmen
oiih thought, "what a iiand-ome in in."
Then came a sensation a of rain strik
ing him smartly upon one side of hi
face aud neck, then quickly the (.nine
upon the other side; but he felt no se
vere pain. This was the nas-ins
knife. The blood spouted. lie thought:
" My time has come," and falling from
the bed to the floor, fainted. His liit
sensation of returning consciousness
wa that he wa- drinking ten, ami that
it " tated good." MnC Seward was
giving him tea with a spoon. He
beam low voices around him, asking
ami replying as to wheth'-r he would
recover. He could not sneak, but hi
eyes showed hi roticiotiuc arid
that hedesired to speak. They brought
him a porcelain tablet, on which ho
managed to write, ";ive me some
more tea. I shnll ire l well." And
from that inoiuenl he lovlr,
steadili, recovered hi health
An Ab3urd Custom.
In the whole of Spanish America,
but especially in the larg'i- tow n. the
moment of the Augeliis has i strange
attraction for the stranger. As the
usage requires every one to halt,
nomatter where he may be, at
the lirst -troke of the bell, to
nterrupt his conversation, 'hotvetrr j
important, and li-tcn without stirring
.mil ii. m,.in.;,, rti. ..I,:..... ii. I
siuguhirilv ofa whole population stir-1
pri-cd ina'momentnsitcomesandgoes, I
hold in a state of petrification, and
nnralwed a-if by an enchanter, maybe
imagined. On every side ton e ges
ture interrupted, mouths hnlf opened
for the arrested remark, smile oddly
lingering or passing into nn expres
sion of prater. Vou would fancy a
nation of statue. A town In South
America, at the tinkle of the Aug-liN,
resemble the city in the Arabian
Knight whoe inhabitants were turned
into stones. The magician here i the
Iwll-ringer. Hut harcflr ha the vibra
tion ceased when a universal murmur
arises from these thouaud of oppress
ed lungs. Hand meets hand, question
seeks answer, conversations reuiiie
their course: horse ficl the loosened
bridle and paw the ground ;dog bark,
babies crv. the fnthers swear and the!
mother chatter. The accidental turn
thn given to conversation are mant.
and sometime striking
A New Chill Cure.
A local of the Ter re Haute (hid.) i
Journal ha di-rovered anew cure for .
agne. Here it is:
lo Hio aiUicted witn ngnr we sav
rmpi,a,ira))r crawi down Malrs -a.I-
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joremost. iiugti t tlie inea u ton
r.t,,. i., a ..., ii r,i . -,.
, . - .. ----- ---- r- - T .- ---
can then afford a laugh. Just a the chill
S coming on, start at the top ofa long
flight of stair, and crawl down on
tour hand and fttl, head forerr.o
Von never did harder work in yonr
life, and when Touarrirrat the !i torn
instead of shaking, vou will find 'oiir-
clf iiuffin" red in the
...:;.. ri. r. i
faee, and it-
he ptrtaiu excr-
rl ,...-...-. ...... ..
in thv effort to support
It will effect Hflire. beyond a donbl ;
but whether from thi fue or that we
will never loll you, nor need you rare
to know. Try il. It won't rust ton
near a mnrh a quinine or psbnif medicine-,
and f it fail it will ottlt do
what they do every dt. If it rare,
a- it surely will. lay Ihe fart 1-farr our
loeal scicnnt. and let them disco er
tho canH At ell erents, tc -baking
sufferer, lay thi maxim to your
hearts: "Crawling down stair head
foremo-t will crlaiulv prevent a
Mr. Dm, the father of Mr. Grant,
i confined to hi room, ai :he white
hou:. with erio illness. He i
cigbtr even year old. and It i frareil
he will not recover- He i ijnab'e to
tstite about isiituxi. r:-l:""
From tbe Kntw AiltrriltlTT.
Ho w Paper Stood tlie lira la Bo-toa.
Curious results have followed some
of the experiments made upon charred
pipers and documents, aud in the exam
inations of hooks in Mfes which prov
ed worthless in the great Ure it was
found that what paper-makers call joor
paper, paper considerably "rlayed."
stood the best test. Parchment paper,
ued for bonds and ler! document.
shrivelled up exceedingly, and the print
blistered so that it count be reau whom
the writing was illegible. So it wa
with the engraved work on notes. Tho
gilding on the account-books burned
Vmd charred showed out as bright and
clear as when the books were new,
which brings up the question if to in
troduce gtlt-cdvcd aecount booka
Avoulcr-not be well, on the ground that
the gilt would stay the passage by firu
to the pages within. Books crammed
into a safe so that it w.n difficult to
get them out. suffered considerably Ir
than those that were set iu loosely, and
in some cases came out from safes h
which everything elo was worthless
so farprcseVed that thlignrs"on their
pages could be deciphered. With char
red papers, winch could not be made
transparent by any light whatever
ed, it was found, after tho employment
of vitriol, oxalic acid, chalk, glycerine
and other things, that anything that
moistened them to a certain stage to
which it was delicate work to get and
not pas made the lines, words and
figures logilrlc through a magnifying
glass. It has been almost the univer
sal experience that lcad-pcucil mark
show out all right where ink mnrks
can not be distinguished. Theucces
of the use of photography has already
Through to tho Oulf.
Major Peck, general freight and tick
et agent of the Galvetoi road, got
home yesterday from a trip to Texas.
Gentleman rcp'resentiiig trudo3n(erct
in Leavenworth and Kansas City ac
companied him. They were the pio
neer delegation from Kansas through
to the gulf. They met with a most
generous reception everywhere, especi
ally iu Galveston. The people all
though Toa tiro anxious to open
trade relations with the people of Kan
sas. Major Peck hrougli t home some
oranges plucked from the tree in Gal
veston. Hi: thinks a great and profitar
hie trade is sure to spring up between
the two states. Texas is raising
worlds of cotton, the crop this year be
ing very large. Cotton is a cash crop,
aud at' remunerative prices, so that
theie is a good deal of money in circu
lation iu the stale. There is a great
opening there for the sale of ice, cheese,
apple, etc. Law-
Too Oood to bo Lost.
A year or two before our war a dis
tinguished American editor was in
Pari, and was looking one day, with a
fellow-American, at the pictures In thn
Louvre, and talking of the count rv.
"The fact i," aid tho editor, "that
what we need iu America is n darned
good licking." A foreigner who stood
b and heard the remark smiled rngcr
l a if he knew a nation that would
like fo administer the rastlgatlon.
"Yes. sir." naid In, comphicrnlly, rub
bing his bauds with appeiilc and join
in the conversation, "that just what
you do want." "Hut the difficulty ih,"
continued the editor to hi friend, nsif
he had heard nothing, "the difficulty
is that there i no nation in the world
that can lick in." So we turned to and
licked oureIve; and we shall all he a
great ih-al better for il hereafter.
A levival preacher lately worked
haul at Irontowu, Ohio, to get up nn
inferos!, preaching day ami night; the
house wa crowded, and the preacher
outdid himself, hut not a mill aroe
for praters, and lm sat down complete-
Iv discouraged. Before Ihe benedic
tion was pronounced, however, along
faced man got npnnil snid that the
Klderhnd been laboring faithfully with
them, and a a token of tlit-ir apprecia
tion lie moved the congrrgniiou give
him three cheers. It was done with
hnrfinosi. which made the pews trem
ble. There is a consternation niiinug th
Shakers, wilh a probability that their
Figiiteeu lat coiiimuuillc mav, rre
loug. go the wav of I he world. A man
mimed Sears, who, some tjme since, se
ceded from the Mount MorrU commu
nity in New York, has made consider
able money, and Is now eticlearoriisg
to induce wholcitnir tcrcMion from thn
""' " "''', A Wtn nnmnrr or
the oungcr Shaker are pairing off hi
a" '""''I"T uimhakerly manner and
"Tparnigto ojopc .bear, l now in
buying land for th secedcrs.
"Pa," said a son to hi father, "what
i meant by chip of the old block!"
MVhv rnv sou, do you nk tin ques
tion!" Because I was in Kutield this
morning and told them gentlemen that
while hunting I saw fifty squirrels up
one tree. They kept trying to make
me say that I did not ee but forty-nine,
ant! beraue I wouldn't sav so, ther
said I was a 'chip of the old block I,
"Hem, well, my on, they only meant
that ton were 'smart and honest like
your'pa. Vou may go to play now-
The fashion i just now hovering in
that unpleasant uncertainty which al
wat occurs in the intervals between
very warm and rold weather. The fall
style arc not tet otit. aud summer
j wardrobes are decidedly passed, so
what Is one to do except to don a black
J ilk or some other sombre shade of at-
lire and be content to trait In patien'-r
for awhile until something really new
i 'ftirlin lift
A schoolmistress, while taking down
the name and ages of her papi), and
tbe name of their parents, at tlie o.-
ginning ofa term, asked ync little M
r C-.-.. ..
low what hl father name w. "Oh I
von needn't lake down hi name; hef
too ohl to go to school a woman," was
An lowan. goin? to a friend to get
him to writ' a notify of hi wife dc
wrilon, ihe Jailer wrote: "Mr wife
hat ing left my bed and Iioard ,' hen
lh liosiianr) exrlaitnrd. "Mop! topJ
Thorn's Ihe trouble. She didn't -v
m; Ud, but carried it with her."
"Professor," ald a tjdent In pur
suit of Lnowfc'ig concerning the Kh-
II s of animal, "why do a rat while
eating. Hirn her head flrt one way and
Ihrtl ihe other?" Jor Ihe rea-on re
plied the profco, "thai she can't
turn it both wa) I one-.
' A young Scotch woman, praed hr
a frieitfl ! marry decent but joor
man, on the pe," Marry for lore, and
work for siller," rej.llif: "if. a ter
ra true; but a kl an a thiiilefu
rauld aier rnak'd a gey wairsch (taste
1 "How far shall thi excruciating nn
rertainty go. Adelaide, my brio red ?"
aid a galUni young Mtimrm In U
Jull't theolhrret ruing. "GVlw frtU
rr m? '"ply