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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1873.
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Cge Hkita It.
1 WO DOM.AIW rt'i VKAU, IN' AIA'AN'CK.
ixvssrxa::: eats: xizz i?zti: cs imi:T:c:.
Till: KATI'.S we lime stalili-lied for aihrr
tising will be strictly ailla-rwl to in eiriy in
Miutri:. 'lliey are ii- lmv ai elursnl by a majority
r the mim in thi' West, inula 1 as any pa
lter liinuslH-ilmi a Ann ami l.i-tmj; l).wi, illia
lurfre circulation, will lo Im-inn.. We tluuk
liiiiiifss men can jret mini- n-n-Itpil 1y luhcrtis
ititr Willi tiii. Wemk no one to p.itritnieiisoiit of
charity, anil 1 not want a man's iiine unless
we jjire Mill ulue rrcchiil. W'v coiil'tl easily
Ml our columns with foreipi uilirrli-rim-iil-",
lmmliUKS, patent iin-ilicineH, tc , at lout tli.tn our
regular rates. Hut we Imp? that we mu r will he
comiM'lled to lo mi. Nothing -peats so well for a
town ami the enUrprite of its citizen- it cmiith
unil iiro-HTit n the col limns ot the local paper
Well llllel with home aiht-rtisi-iiifiits. of home
traile anil Inisim-sB We Klt.il! charge till alike,
foreign ami locil, 2nd uliull not ileiiate liom our
eistalilinheil rates. No ill-play tjpe laistr than
l'na will he n-eil in these column-, ami in no case
will cuts, or black ami hum inly illustration be
wlmitteU into this paper.
Kastern Mail fvia Wichita A Southwestern It.
lt.J Arrnesilailvat 11.10 p.m. lh parts daily at
n:l"i a. t.
Kureku, KMnrailo ami Aupu-tn Arrhes Mini
dais, Yilinsil.in ami I'riil.ijs at It p.m. lie.
parts lueilas, 'llmr.-d.n anil S.iturilajs at C
Arkansas City (lia WinfiVM, Douglas anil Au
jrust.i) Arrnei daily at li r it. Departs il.til at
W Illusion Arrives daily at C r. M. Peart
daily at 7 a. m
Arkansas City ( 1 ia Littleton n, Nenneif call, Ox
ford ahil III Paso; Arrile Iui-ilttir, 'IhiMMlajs
ami .siittirtliii s at i r. i. Departs .Moiidujs,
Wednewlivi."iiiiil Krid.ivs at ! A M.
Cillileirri.tCliiuii-ka, Wellington ami Itelle.
riaine) Arrives Tuewlajs, 'Ihursdtivs anil ut
imlait at G v. M. Di pal is Mond tys, Wedneada!
noil f'ridnis alb M
halina fiia Sdlgnirf. ami Newton) Arrives
f-atiuday at a. 15 p. n. Departs :-.ituiday at 3.Uj
Miiniiir Cllv Arrins Tuesdan, Tlmrsil lysand
SaturdaiHiit 1 v. M DrpirU Mnuilajs, WidiieB
das ami Kriilijs at 1 p M.
Lomloii mid VeIliiiKton Arrives luesdajn ami
Klidart. Dejiarls Wednesdays and S.iturdays.
Dn'Orokj t'larion and Clear Water Arrie
and li part ednesdas, ouei a wei k
On ami alter date the po-lotliu- will be open for
the dcliif r of kth rs and the sale ol stamps liom
'i A. i to 7"; P M
Here iftel die olhcc will be open on Sunday from
8 to 10 a. m.
.Mails going cast and south clo-e prompt at 7
P. . .1 T. HlLML.. 1". SI.
First l'resbjterian Church .1 I' JIaiit.n, ia
tor. .-erice in Katie Hall eir h.ilibatli at 11
o'clock 3i. ami 7 P. M
Jl. V.. Church .1 K. Nlisly, pastor. Sen Ices
fiery fe.ibbath at 10', o'cloi k A M. und 7 P. M.
TraCer ineitins u Widneoda cMiiing.
IiiiIbp lliiilecnlh Judicial Distnct W. 1
Itimi dot County Commission! rs N T. Carpf v
Ti.n, 1.' A Ni i.licv, mil. II Kiiiin, Cliaiiiuau.
Coiinlj Tieasurer - Jimso.
OilllltV ( Ink I'llLtl "-HATTM.lt.
Mu i ill Ion v Mr.Ai.ni it
leik Distnct Court .1 W. llKi.vr.s.
I'robate JuilRe Ji C l.lTii.i-.
Supermteiide.it J'ublic lu-trtictiuti A. Lmi.k
ltepi-tcr of Deeds Ions M Ioit.
C'lllllt Altoniij II C. M.1 ss.
Coiintj hunt,') or .Ioiin A "-itoufK.
Major l: It AM i.n
I'ollre .ludjre .1 M ATWonn
Clt T ii a-uri r 4t mills A l'mi.up.
Marshal M Mi.ti.nni
CiH Atloine l. ltM.nniN.
(itjChil (.co s IIi.Mtv.
JiMirrit of the l"eaci A LJirit'ov, II V..
Van 'I ui.rs.
Coiistahle - K Oiimhit, (Ii o Dr.AMOfi:
Coiineil Kilst Waul Kit (lvrss, Ciiiii.h
S'iiittmii ."-ecoml Ward J a. A SIU i.nsiin,
IIami.v. 'third Maul .1. JI Maiitin,
A. J. LM,iMiKr. Koiirth Waul .1. C l'nM.it,
At M. MI1II.
Ilieiiil of IMuiatioii 1'Irst Ward N" A Lmi
1 Isii, Xi.i.-ov JIi ( i.i s eeond Ward V.. V.
Watiuman, W C. Wkoiimav 'lhlid Wind
;. W. ItKM'Fi, II- West 1'ouith Ward A.
ll..l'.M'.iti(i i., 1 i:i n. A. Miwj.i:
A I". A A. JI Mills oi
'a. Jlondajs of each mould
A. JI Mills on the Hist unilthiid
II S. ?i.rw, W. M.
OKI) IKMH. 1E- Meit at Masonic. Hall
J Kiiilay night of each week
i . uiiiui.il, . y, i.
UNION SAIIItATII s-CIIOOI.
JIeetsir --abbalb, at the riesbjtnn Chinch,
lit :i,', o'cloi k M.
v. s. land orrici:.
MAIN Slltl'iri', net dool to tJreen Kiont
l .-. Ji shlNs, I.VRister: .1. C. Ill iihi i.ii,
ICiceiier. Ollicc hours Iroiu it to 1- A. M. ami
I ruin 1 to:l p M
j. ji. iiai.di:i:mon,
TIOHXCY-AT-LAW, Wichita, edRick
eiiiml, Kansas. iip."i-iy
I. r. st.l'si.
jas. I.. Hint.
M.i;s .v nu:i:
'"10i:Ni:S-Al'-l..AW, Wuhita, lCtin-as.
riOllSlIY-AT-LAW, Whlitta, Kansas.
j. r. iMLTCK,
A'ITOU.i:V-AT-I,AW, llrst floor oulh of IT.
. Land Ollice, Main strcit, irhlt t, Kas.
f-ecial utteiitioii gilen to all kinds ot bu-iness
connected with the U S Laud Olhcc l.'i-tf
V. H. KNAPP,
A noltXi:Y-AT-l,AW, Land Apt-lit and No
T tary rublic, Otoid, Kansas. mil-ly
STANLEY A KinKPATRlCIC,
W. 1.. STA.NL1 Y. W' II. Mlihr.lTIIICK.
A ITOKXKYS AT LAW, Wichita, Kansas.
, Will prai tlce in all the courts of the state
li4 in the United Stab s lainil I Mice. -.'T-tl
ATTOUXLY-AT-LAW, Wichita, Sedgwick
B F PARSONS.
OUN'-Ll.Oi: AND ATIOi:.i:V-AT-LAW,
Wichita, Kansas t
" DRS. OWENS A MEDLIN,
PHYSICIANS AND M'IM'i:)N. Strict atten
tion to business and charges reasonable
Olllce Jlainstreit, Wichita, Kan. 24-ly
OATLEY A STREET,
PHY1C1ANS AND sritCKOXs. All calls
lell at tbcirollice, or Hill's Drag store, will
be promptly atti nihil to
Olhce coriicr Main and 2nd streets. 31-tf
DR. C E. FISHER,
(Drs Longsdorf A Ki-lnr )
T TOMLOrAIHIC rilYlCl.X and Surgeon
f"! Olllce opiMi-ile Kitolhce, 11 ichita, Ivan-.i
J'rotessional calls pronitl obejeil Ih.Hi night an
DU A. J. LOXGsDOlIK,
PKXTIsT OKKIlT. No 7(1 JIain. strctt
Wichita, Kansas. He isprepared to-perlonn
o)Hrations on the teeth in the mot h rfect
manner Teeth ineited, Irvin a single tooth to a
full sit, and warranted in J7-3m
ALLEN A FABR1QUE,
K. tl. ALl.l'.N, M. t A It rAIIIIIUlC, . I).
PHY.-I01ANS AND.sritCKOXS. Oriice at J
1 Allin's drug store, JIain sticet. Wichita.
HOOKS AND STATIONKHY.
J. T. HOLMES,
DEALKU IN UOOK-, ST 1 lONKUY", wrap
ping pajHT. twine, lx riodicals, etc , jHist-of-nce
building, Wichita, Kansas
ALIXN" A JIcKILLII, Dealers In rtroorio,
rroilsion, rioiir and Keeil Coii-taiitli r
ceiling It t"h inioiccsof tirocerles.
J. B. THOMPSON, I
BAItllKIl AND 1IAIK-DU1K1: Miaring, !
Hair-euttinnand dres-imr dune in the latt-t
rtilctif art. Hath, hot ur cold, 5nct. No. 73
JIain street, Wichita.
LIT! I.K IlKOWN M'C.
ICi;i). HOT. OltlO.-snniIi:TATK. None
but tnepuret liquors kept. Malts, Mift, swett
ud creamy. (ail9-Cm O. E. CASL.
QUANTITY AND QUALITY.
KEYSTONIJ ULSTAUItANT. Kvcrything
Chan ami neat. Meals at all hours got up on
shoit notice. No. 31 JIain streit, Wichita.
30-tf VAXCK A I UltNHAUGII.
MRS. M. McADAMS,
MILI.INKItY AND DKLsSJIAKlNG. Dealer
hi Kunry Goods The latest stjles rcceiied
as soon as out. Wichita, Kansas
MRS. ANNIE WATSON,
M1LI.1NK1', and dealer in fancy goods and
phi rs. Keeps on hand a large and w II
seltcled stock ot millinery goods of the latest
stiles Last side JIain strcit, near 2nd, Wich
OLDHAM A GEORGE,
LUUIANT TAlI.OIts and de ill rs in Gents'
I'urnl-llinir GihmIs. Hats. Cans. etc.. No.
Xi .Main street, Wichita, Kansas. s.O-Cin
Y 1 C 111 T A, K A N S A S,
NO. 113 MAIN STHEET.
Authorized Capital, - - $250,000
Capital Paid In and Surplus, - - .72,000
wm. Giti:iKKi:x-5ii:i.v, w. a. thomas,
J. U. JILAD, A II. GOaaAKD,
J. C. rUAKKK.
J r. ri:AKi:u
.1. U. JILAD . .
A II. GOSSAKD.
.. . Vice l'lesldllit.
. . Assistant C.ishiir.
Will do a geniral banking business. GOLD
and mi.vi:i:, ioi:i:i(,x and i:asi-i:isni:.'-
lIA.Mii: ISOIIGII I- AND 01.1. Will bin and
sell COU.V1 Y sCUll' and other local securities.
Inlcrat allowed on time deposits.
Collections promptly attended to.
Jlcvcnuc Stamps for sale.
Posses-iiig ample facilities for the advantageous
conduct ol otii htisiuc.s-, we pioiuisc to all our
customers the most laiorable rales anil the
piomptfct atti ntiou. 1-ly
DOUGLAS AVENUE HOUSE,
BLOOD & COX, Proprietors,
WICHITA, - - KANSAS.
'Iliis is a large three-stoi hou-c, Juctcoinplctid
and newly luiiiishid thioiighout. It is the
Best and Host Complete House
In Southwestern Kansas, and the
ONLY ril.'ST CLASS HOTEL
IN THE TOWN.
jrT"'5big( for Atchison, Topek.i A Santa Ke
Uailioul, and all points in -outhii -t 111 Kau-as,
ainieat ami depait liom this Iioiim dalli. 1-1
Xo. 2 -Vain Street.,
YriUV., .... KANSAS.
NeM to HUN X Kramer's Dry (ioods Store
COllDKinO if- CO., Proprutort.
jT 1.iv Ilo.inl, o 00 jicr nock ; boaul ami
loil-injr. t"t! oo.
I'rco Kits to anil from the cars. ls-tf
Corner Kansas .ire. and Jlaitroad St.,
JloMIXKIX .t SON, l'roi.,
NO KTH TOl'EKA. KANSAS.
JCj-Kree 'litis to and from the City "2
TJOIT'T BEAD THIS
SADDLES AND HASNSSS
CIIEAI'EI! THAN EVEK!
C. M. GARRISON,
Jlanufactuicrof and Dealer in
COLURS, PLASTERING HAIR, HIDES,
KUKf. AVOOL AND TALLOW. &c.
87 Main Street, Wichita, Kansas,
Where I will keen ron-tantli on band a good a
Miitinuit ot 'addles, Draft and (..image H.inies,
Coll.il?, Wlii)i, ami eieri article belonging to
the trade, which I will mII at then rj lowest rate
tor ca'li, or exchange lor greenbacks, treasury
mites or liMctlon.il cumMicy I am al-o prepared
to do all kinds of c.iniace triuiinmg in -hort or
Ur IJcpalrs proinilli attended to for half ca-h
in hand, the balance in tutnti eji time, with
N It Hear in mind I will not lie undersold.
All work warranted to Mil! the purchaser, l'lcae
call and examine mi goods
JI G VUI!ION,
1-ly 7 .Main strut, iclut.i, Kansas
I take this means to inform my old patron- and
friends of lentr.il, southern and "southwi-ani
Kansas that we are Mill on the "war path" and I
are tufpare'i to furnish am and cierv thing la '
our line aa cheap as the clie.iM--t Our stock is
And warranted as good as is in the market. 1
li.il e recent! i Wight out
In the vicinity of Topcka.
Which adds much to my facilities in making up
Are acknowledged to be the Ix-t in the Ute i
D 11 Newton, J is. Abbott, .(.lines Sanders
and .1 L Hark, gentral cam asking aj-enb- for
l!Kh'LI!KNl"K Hie lnmdrt-il- who baie bought
of Us m eilgn ick ami jttjoining counties
f). K. KILISOrKN. rron.
JIoT-jg and Eaishg Saildhcs !
All Order promptly attended to. Office at j
Dale v Houi-e, corner first and Water sts 36-Cm
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.
It was not a word !
It was only a look !
From your ci cs, true and clear
Aa the vvilii mountain brook !
A look of .ucli loic.
Of such owner-hip, too!
I forgot there was any one ltiing but you!
None saw it but mc !
I Jut it beamed from your eye,
Swift, sweeL into mine.
Like an Alpine -nnri-e;
AVitli Sstratige, trembling joy,
Was my heart thrilled all through,
As it struggled in" lain 'gainst the rapture so
It was not a word I
It ia only a look!
But easy to read
As a printed book !
So tender, so mastering,
Without touch or tone,
It caught me, it held me.
And made me j our own !
Old and Sew.
Baby has been here, it seeinv,
Baby Annie on the viiug
In my'httle library,
Annie dear, the darling witch
See how innocent Iio look-!
But she has a world ot nilcs
Whin she gets among the books.
Half the time I own she seems
Li-s a being than a star;
Then again I cry, "My books;
Annie, what a rogue ou are!"
'No, no." papa cries in vain:
Down the dainty lolunics come;
l'ap.i, here jou are no King,
1 am queen in babi dom.
Statclv Johnson lies in grief
Under laughing Kahclaia;
Emeixiii is tl.it for once ;
Heine's thumbing Thackeray.
Whilticr. O poet rare I
Thou hast many pages less,
But if .ill were go'ne but one,
That would hold and charm or bless.
Baby w itli the double crown,
And the laughter-haunted eyes,
lip.i' sanctum, lolnine-slrcu'li,
Is to thee a paradise !
I lorgivc thee when I feel
Breath and lips upon me pressed,
Sweet as any alien air,
Iiloiin from li.irlioi.s of the blest.
"B.ipa," something whispers mc,
"llctter eiery laden shelf
Emptied bv h'er babv bands
Than the house alfto thisclf."
Deep ill the heart of the forest, not
far removed from tin: right bank of the
Mississippi, Simon Grunt built his
cabin, and .-ct to work cleannjr the
laud that immediately surrounded it.
His family consisted, besides, himself,
of a wife and two small children, both
the latter being under lour years of
Not another person was there with
in ti r.-ditis of at least two miles; but
the forest was thronged with savages
and wild bc:il; the latter were no
more treacherou- than the redskin,
or made more avage warfare against
The pioneer on the river said that
Simon Grant washf-idf himself thus
to penetrate alone so deeply into the
forest, u here he could get no support
from his friends in case of danjrer, but
he stoutly declared that he was sale as
any of them, and his chances as good
for steering clear of danger.
And so for year.- he had lived in his
little world by himself, and no harm
had come to hem despite the piophe
cies that had so olteu been made.
Little by little the cleariugabout his
cabin enlarged iN borders, beneath the
turdy strokes of his ax, and fields of
w:ting corn and wheat took the place
of the forest trees, and hid the black
ened and unsightly stumps from the
One tree only had been spared in
the clearinir and stood some dozen
rods from the cabin.
It was a huge, wide-sprcadiug oak.
with a great gnarled trunk that looked
;ts large as the settler's cabin.
It branches extended far and wide,
shadowing much of the neighboring
ground, and not a few who came to
lite clearing but who .asked him why
it was that he had .spared the tree,
which shaded s much of the fertile
ground around it. To this observa
tion he would reply that it was a no
tion of his that the tree was grand
looking, and that it seemed a shame to
cut it down. And bc-ides it was so
large it would be no easy task to ac
These might have been plausible
reasons, but the real one he did not
give; that he wished to keep a seciet
lo himself and family, for fear that it
might gel to the ears of those from
whom he wished to keep it.
The real cause that the tree had been
spared was that it was hollow.
In its very heart was a large cavity
in which the settler and his family
could with ease -tow themselves away
.should danger threaten them, or the
the occasion demand.
This was his castle of refuge, and lie
had made all preparations which la
in his power for a successful defense
should he be attacked in hi.- strong
hold. The entrance to this cavity was s
very small that he had to enlarge it
somewhat to force his body through,
and once inside there was considera
ble to be done in removing the rotten
wood that clung to its -ide. and the
debiis that had fallen to the bottom.
Many odd hours he had worked
here till till wa arranged to his mind.
A piece of bark ;t- arranged for a
door, and so nici ly was this joined to
that on the old trunk, that a casual
glance would not have revealed it.
Hi dint of patience he had construct
ed a couple of loop-holes through the
sides, so that he could observe what
was passintr without and thrust the
mti7.7le of his title into theiti should
the occasion demand.
Here, too, at all times he kept a
small quautin of proiisions. enough
to stand a short siege from the red
skins. To this stronghold it was his inten
tion to retire in case of danger, should
he have warning in time to leave the
He thought that they would here
stand a better chance for their lives in
the heart of the oak than in the cabin,
and in thi- he was correct, as events
Late one evening he. was engaged
fellinvr trees upon the outskirts of hi
clearing, at a -pot the tarthe-t re
moved from his cabin that he could be
and -till have it in sight.
The sun was well nigh down, and in
a htile more it would have touched
and disappeared beneath the tree
tops. lie was cutting into the side of one
ot the fore-t plants, and he meant if
po-sible to send it to the ground be
fore the sun was down.
The sound of the timly blows of
his a.v rc-ounded throughtout the
clearing, in-iking music for hi- ears
aud-hose so dear to fiim in the cabin.
Closer and c!oer grew the sua to
the tree-tops, and slowly but -urely
his ax cut it- way to the 'heart of the
tree, there to meet the notch he had
cut from the oilier side.
Onh a little of tlie solid wood now
remained and already the tree began
to tremble a though"cou$ciou5 of the
doom that awaited it. Another blow,
and just as the sun went down, it gave
groan that seemed wrung from its
very heart, and then tottered and
went crashing to the ground.
With a feeling of gratitication that
his day's task was ended, the settler
leaned upon his ax contemplating the
work his handsjiad wrought.
At that moment the sharp report of
a rifle rang out upon the still evening
air, and a bullet whistled so close past
his head that he involuntarily raised
his hand as if to see that it had done
him no harm.
A white smoke curled up amid the
trees in the edge of the forest show
ing the spot where the would-be as-i-,-siu
had stood, and from the nearness
ol the range, Simon Grant wondered
that he had escaped with his life.
That one or more redskins were
lurking about to take his life he had no
doubt; and he felt that the safest
place for him was with his family.
Giving one more hasty glance into
the fore-t. now fast tilling with shades
of the coining night, he started for the
cabin, in the door of which he could
preceive his wife and children,
brought thither in alarm by the sound
of the tiring.
The distance was some forty rods,
but the settler was not long in passing
over it, and gaining hi- own doorway
where he was accosted by his wife
with a face almost as pale as death.
"Simon are you hurt '" she cried
with apprehension, a- she stood aside
that he might enter.
"No, Mary. If I were I could hardly
make so good time a- I have done,
coining irom the forest. It nt I came
within one of getting a bullet through
my head. It came so close to my cheek
that I could feel it when it went by."
The cheek of the settler's wife again
"They must have meant it to take
your life," she said.
"Ves," he answered, "and I fear they
will not give up now. We will have
trouble with them to-night.
"What makes you think so, Simon.-"'
"IJeeatise they have been hanging
round the settlement for a number of
days, and they won't leave until they
have committed some outrage. This
morning I saw two of them gliding
along past in the edge of the woods,
and I was afraid they meant us harm.
If they had not they Would have come
openly here, as they have been wont
to do in times past."
"What shall we do, Simon ?"
"We will wait here quietly until it
is dark, and then take up our lodging
in the oak. We can be comfortable
there during the night at least; and if
harm is intended us we shall stand a
better chance for our lives, than we
should in the cabin."
"Yes, that is the best way I think,
Simon, but are you -tire they know
nothing of our bidding place?"
"I know that there are none save
our-el ves, who know of it' he answer
They now entered the cabin, closing
the door alter them, anil proceeded to
make the little preparation which was
neces-ary to take up their lodgings
elsewhere. Once or twice, with his
rifle in his hand, Simon went to the
door and cautiously opened it, and
looked abroad over the clearing, and
the last time he felt sure that he saw a
savage skulking about behind the
Mump:-, half hidden by the thick shad
ows that weie gathering around.
At last the night was well down, and
the time had come for them to change
Once more the door was opened, and '
the settler with his rifle in one hand. I
and holding that of his eldest child i
with the other, passed through, while j
his wife with the youngest in her arms j
came close after. Then the door was ,
carefully closed and fastened behind '
t hem, and with bun ied -steps they pass
ed on to the hollow oak. '
Once arriving beneath its wide
spreading branches they were not long
in enscoiising themselies within the
caviti whi?h had been formed by na
ture and fitshioued by art. Everything
was arranged to make them as com- i
fort able as possible through the night,
and then they waited to sec what the
hours might bring forth.
They thought that they had made '
their exit from the cabin unseen, but
the eyes of the wily savage-were upon ;
them, and one lurking iiuthe rear had '
seen them come forth, and had follow- j
ed them till they had diappeared be-
neath the brachesof the oak. Then he
waited to see them emerge upon the
other -ide. but in thi- he wa- liap- '
pointed, and so he at last made up hi?
mind that they had hidden there, fear
ful of an attack by his brethren. j
To make sure of their whereabouts .
he began eatitiou-ly to approach the I
tree, and at last the settler, with his J
car to one of the loop-holes he had i
made, caught the sound of his stealthy '
Qttickli his eye was applied to the ,
aperture and in a moment it rested on
the du-ky outlines of the savage. A
moment's -cniiiuy convinced him that
the saiage had watched their movement-
and knew that they were secre
ted somewhere about the tree. To put
him out of ihewai -o that he might
not communicate to the other- what
he knew, -hould they be lurking about,
seemed the best cotir-e for him to pur
sue, and quickly rai-ing hi- rifle he
thrust the imurlt' into the aperture. '
and. taking quick aim upon the savage,
The sharp report in so close quarters
seemed to stun them all. while the '
flame and smoke that fla-lied from the
pan of the rifle almost stilled thorn.
The children began to cr, and it mi
ni that Mr-. Grant could do to liu-h
them -o that they might not be heard
out-ide of their hiding place. bile her
hu-band proceeded to reload his ritle.
to be .in readines- for auothery-avage
-hould he present him-elf.
This done, he again applied his eye
to the loop-hole and saw that hi aim
had been a true one, and the savage
had fallen in his tracks ami there lay
outstretched upon the earth. '
At that moment a tierce war-whoop
rang out upon the still evening air. ,
and a- if by magic a half dozen savage
sprang up about the tree, and the next
moment a shower of bullets went '
crashing through the branchc- above
their heads. Evidently the savage?
thought that the settler had taken ref
"Heaven protect n-!' cried Mrs.
Grant in a lrightencd tone. "They
have dicovered our hiding place."' ,
"No." said the settler. "It i-- not (
hardly so bad a- that. They think we '
are somewhere about the tree, up in
the branches, where their bullets can
reach us, but in this they are mi-taken.
Let litem lire at random a- much a
tltey will. Their bullet- cannot pierce
the side of the oak, and as vet we are
Another yell of savage rage at thi
moment -aluted their cars. The redskin-
found that their bullets, timl at
random, did thrin no good, and they
evinced their di-appointment.
One of their number at that moment
presented himself within range, ami
the settler could not rests; the tempta
tion of bringing him down and having
one le to couteud with. So. quick as
thought, he took aim upon him and .
fired ; a shout of rage from the throats '
of the savages told that his shot had
done its work.
The next moment a shower of bul
lets again cut through the foliage of
the oak. but those beneath who heard
their singing as they went by, were un
harmed. "Courage!" exclaimed Simon, in a
low tone. "So loug as they do not
rind the entrance to this place we have
nothing to fear: and for them to do so
in the dark is next to impos-ible. If
they will only come within range I will
have them all up out here iu less than
half an hour."
And thus the battle went on. With
her children clasped in her arms. Mrs.
Grant sat up against the side of the oak
while her husband worked for their
salvation. One after another went
down under his rifle until not less than
six lay heaped upon the earth within a
short distance of the tree.
There was another of the party, for
the settler hud seen seven iu all; but
he did not show himself; alarmed at
the fate of the rest he had taken liiir
sclfolT that he might not be made U
Our friends were no more disturbed
through the night. When the sun had
risen iu the morning Simon emerged
from his castle, and found only the
dead savages near him, and so he at
once conducted his family back to the
cabin, which he found untouched.
That day he dug a deep pit in the
earth at the spot where the savages
had fallen, and buried them there.
The secret of that oak was still pre
served, and they tenanted it many
The Coming Hor6e.
The grievous di-case which is at pres
ent affecting the equine population,
and seriously incommoding those oth
er kinds of population which pertain
to the human species, suggests the in
quiry whether or not the horse cannot
be improved upon. We are prepared
to give ti hint in that direction.
Divers and sundry most learned nat
uralists are of the opinion that the
horse originated in Africa, and was
there first brought into subjection to
man. And in Africa there is to be
found a sort of revised and improved
though condensed edition of the noble
animal whose coughs and sneezes now
echo di-mally through our streets.
This edition is called the quagga. Buf
fon believed the quagga to have been
originally a hybrid between the horse
and zebiii, but if so the hybriditn has
not destroyed the procrcative powers
of the quadruped. It retains all the
principal characteristics of the horse,,
with the exception of the tail, which ;
is unmistakably asinine. The legs are
slender and well shaped, the head and
ears small and beautifully proportion
ed : the body muscular though slight,
and the eve remarkablv brilliant and
intelligent. The neck and fine parts
are dark brown striped with broad
black hands, the hinder parts arc light
brown and the locomotive apparatus
is white. The chief (INadianlage un
der which the quagga labors is in size,
it being onh about four feet in height.
This drawback is at least partialli i
counterbalanced by the fact that the J the scene. James Buchanan was pres
llesh can be eaten" with pleasure and , ident, trying with feeble force tt, quell
proltt. ft is very sweet, though some- j the storm he aided to raise, while Ste
what coarse in texture, and the natives phen A. Douglas, Charles Sumner,
are remarkably fond of it, the epicures John .1. Crittenden. IfciijainiiiF.-Wade,
t to be in- (
majority of j
oi I aris nave ticriaieii n 10
tinitelv better than the i
But the most important recomtnen-
(lation of the quagga is that thi- docile j
ami -ci viccauie uunsi i- (iioni .-iniusi
till attacks ol epi.ootic. In Attica, as
iu America, the hor-e and the mules
succumb ea-ily to the detestable dis
ease of distemper, but the gay and fes
tive quagga laughs it to scorn. No
premonitory sneee, no threatening
cough, no sickly sweat ever disturb-hi-equine
equanimity, lie is alwais
readv for work or play, is never
troubled by any sort of'disea'e, and
having reached the alloted age of his
life lifteen ear dies .-uddenly and
without making any fuss or ex"pene
about it. A few year.- ago an English
man delightid the Londoners by driv
ing a well broken team of quaggas
through Rotten Row and Hyde Park,
w here they displaved their strength to
to the satisfaction' of all spectators.
If, as some veterinary savans declare,
epizootic i- likely to become a- much
of an institution in the land as small-
iiiix mil ine.'isle-. the sooner we can
commence the importation and propa- responsibilities and bear inisrepre-cn-gation
of quagga is certainli to be pre- tations. and place ashiugtou City (.n
ferred to the four legged inialids the high plain of vigorous competition
ii hich now
surround us. St. Louis
Lord Timothy Dexter, the Man who
Blundered into Wealth.
An adverti-ement in the Boston
new-paper-, announcing the sale at
auction of the Dexter property at New
bunport, brings to mind iiuinTous
stories current iu that city n-pecting
the eccentric iudiiidual who flouri-hed
there in the latter part of the last cen
tury, under the selt-a-stinied title of
Lonl Timothy Dexter. This wa- the
fortunate merchant who. with brains
either so scant or di-ordered that he
wa- continually making him-elf an ob
ject of dcri-ion. blundered into what
in tho-e dais wa- considered a stupen
It was Lord Dexter who, on consult
ing a waggish acquaintance a- to a
profitable wtii of itiiesting certain
monc)-. was adiiscd to ship a cargo of
worming pans to the We-t Indies, and
a. ailed him-elf of the advice, to the
great mirth of all who heard of the
transaction. The cream of the joke,
however. Was the warming pan- found
sale to the sugar manufacturer for la
dles, and Dexter realized a great protit
on the venture. A shipment ot red
woolen night-cap to thi' coast of Guin
ea, siigge-led a- a joke, turned out a
most fortunate speculation, .some
body, wishing to humbug the old fel
low told him one day that news had
come that all the whales were di ing off.
Dexter went to work and bought up
all the whalebone he could gU hold of,
fairh cornering the market, after w hich
he unloaded at immeu-e protit.
Haiing at last blundered into great
wealth, he as-i med the title of Lord
Dexter, and spent a great deal of mon
ey in laying out attractive grounds
about hi- hou-e, but ruined the effect-
produced b skillful gardeners by -et- '
ting up in ever) direciion carved wood-
en figures of the mo-t hideous de-crip-
tiou. Twenty-fit e years ago -om" of
the-e tignre- were -till to be seen upon
matterof punctuation, put all the pe
riods, commas, semi-colon, and the
like at the end of the book, telling his
reader that they might epperandalt
hi- production- to -jjit them-elvc-.
A few day- before hi- death he had a
mock funeral, and afterward beat hi
wife bccaue she did not exhibit suffi
cient grief over hi fictitiotj- demise,
isoinc :ime ago the hou-e and ground
once occupied hi thi? strange charac-
ter came into the po--e ion or a
wealthv citizen of Newbarruort. who
ha made the place one of the most ,
beautiful residences in New Englaud.
tite ground-, i.oru ui-xirr. oecoiiung athnn -itting by IiU side, urej-f-fi in
ambitious of literary di-tinrtiou, pub- homopun. " Turning to the vulgar
lished a book, with the title of A friend. She former jiolnted with his
Pickle for the Knowing Ones;" but ,..,! linger, and aid : "Buttah,
bring cou-ciou- ofweakne-s in the ,, " Vr. I ee it i-." renlicd Jnna-
ANECDOTES OF PUBLIC MEN.
BY COI J. W. FOBJfKY.
Christmas is one of the holidays
when childhood joyously looks for
ward, and manhood solemnly looks
back. The one lives in anticipation of
happy years to come; the other lives
over the vcars that have gone. In this.
I the fiftieth number of these anecdotes,
which when commenced I did not sup
pose would extend to twenty, I am re
minded of a season everywhere cele
brated by the christian word, and I
quietly turn over the leaves of memo
ry to "see if I cannot restore a few of
the events that mark the Christmas of
former years. My tirst visit to Wash
ington was in the holidays of 1S39,
thirty-two years ago, when Martin
Van Huron was president; Kit-hard M.
Johnson, vicepresident ; John Forsyth,
secretary of state: Levi Woodbury,
secretary of the treasury; Joel R. I'oiii
set, secretary of war; James K.Paul
ding, secretin' of the navy; John M.
Niles, postmastergencral ; Felix Grun
dy, atforneygeneral: when Henry
Clay, Daniel 'Webster. Jame Huchan
an, "Silas Wright. John C. Calhoun,
Robert J. Walker, Samuel L. South
ard and William C. Preston were senator.-
in congress; when James K.
Polk was speaker of the house: Wil
liam H. King, president pro tempore of
the senate, and Roger 1L Tonev, chief
justice of the supreme court. Not one
of these names now figures on the roll
of living men. Washington was then
little more than a straggling village,
fulfilling painfully the idea of a city of
dreary distances. I he avenues were
poorly paved, and the streets almost ,
impassable and miserably lighted at
night. The leading hotel was Gatls
by's a vast bam or caravansary ; the
chief amti-ements, gambling houses
and a poor theater, and no public halls
with the exception of Carusi's. The
only creditable buildings were the
eap'itol, the president's house anil the
department. When I was here first
the snow lav deep upon the ground,
the cold was" intense: sleighs were the
ordinary conveyances, and senator
and members were generally huddled
into ordinary boarding-houses, in
which a sort of gypsy life was led, only
tolerable to those who had fortunes of
their own. It was a cheerless city,
simply endurable by political and pub
lic receptions. Society was pleasant
enough for those who had time to stay,
but a casual visitor like myself had to
be content with a scat in the gallery of
congress, a presentation to the pre,-iJ
dent among a mob, or a loiter in the
ea-t room. Twenty years made com
paratively little change in the charac
ter of the city. Old men died ami new
men rose. One set of giants was suc
ceeded by another. Modern improve
ments came in nlowly, for slaery was
spread like a shroud over the whole
district. Population grew apace, but
enterprise was stagnant. The news
papers were didactic and dull. Gales
& Seaton still quietly vegetated in their
genteel Inttlliuenccr. their pre-tige
gone, and they struggled vainly against
the huge ai.d ponderous is-ties then
projecting their dark proportiors upon
ioiin .i.i. ritieiKieii. iieniuiniii i .-it auc,
Salmon P. Chase, William II. Seward,
John C. Breckinridge, Robert Toombs,
John Slidell and Andrew Johnson
eah contending for his own theories.
and all irresistibly floating into that
gicai coimici which aouiiiiicii slavery,
purified the constituion, redeemed the
whole government, and, for the first
time since the declaration of independ
ence, established and tortiticd a con
solidated nation. Then the stroiig.warm
blood began to circulate in the district
of Columbia. Still the progress wus
-low. The debris of the battle had to
be removed. The local municipality
had to be changed. Free labor had to
be organized ami rewarded. The ex
periment of the ballot had to be tried.
New men, when thei came iu to push i
old incapablcs from" their stool8, had:
to be accustomed to the demiuds and I
the progress of the times. Summoned '
to the helm of a Wa-hington repttbli-1
can daily, in 18C". I gladly echoed the
popular cry for improvement. Still.
year1? passed before there was any sub- j
st.'tntial response. It war when Gener- I
al Grant succeeded Andrew Johnson i
that men were found to undertake the I
with its sister. A fow dais since, al
ter an absence of several month-, I re
turned to realise the vast difference be
tween the Washington of 1WJ and the
Washington of ln7l. During these '
lew months a magical transformation
ha- been wrought. The desolation,
decay and retrogte-sion of thirty-two
years hate been succeeded b) a diver
sified and miraculous development.
The iucrtnes". of the pa-t is put to ,
shame hi the activity of the present.
Youth litis superseded age, enterprise
enervation. Ten year- ago its church
es were ho-pitaU, its parks ramping-1
grounds, many of its public places bar- ;
racks or pri-on. Its avenues and I
street- trembled under the inarch of
embattled thousands, and were torn
and lacerated by long train-' of artillcr)
anil huge processions of army wagon-.
Nothing maintained it charac- '
ter but the marble capitol, and that,,
said to prcligure the new era. extend-
ed it-wing- in all the wonder of it
rlas-ic beaut) amidst the shock of con- (
tlict and death. And now. on the eve
of that anniversary of Him who-c
1I'"-I ffrt I
Which ninrt'f n huii'lrril years iiro
W' nllfi furoorsdv nLi on the tiiturcro-i,
the stranger, whether American or for
eigner, stands in the midst of some
thing more than a material metamor
phosis.. It was aid of one of the Ro
man emperor-, that he found Rome
brick and left it marble. Not Ic- true
i the eulogy that the republican .
fonnd Washington in chain? and made
it free. Thei found it a miserable '
mockery, ami converted it into a mag
liitircnt" metrojioli-. My companion,
mo-t of whom had not eeu Washing
ton for years, nnd easily recalled its
former wretchrdne-S stood in amaze- ,
mexiiiu the midst of the trophic? of its (
present splendor. ,
... . -jrzz
amti-ig colloqtiv came ofT at a
spJ)er table on board" ot a Mi"i-ippi
5;caiuboat, between a Chicago exqui-
jt nuking with oil and cologne,
who wa-curing the trailer, a-urn-
jn,j consequential ai, and a raw Jon- ,
thai!. "But l ah, -h, I wv, fiercely re
plied the dandy. "Ye, sir; I know it
very good, ant! a tirt-rate article,
"Buttah, I ell yon !" thundered the
dandv in till louder toies. If he
w ohM annihilate him. "Well, goh all
Jerti-ilcin. what of it!" now xAUtl
the (low u--lt:r. jfrititiif hi- dsitdt-r ub
in turn- 'You dou'i think 1 took fl
lard, did )ou ? Yon in tut be an vr-U-ling
fool, and.drat you, if too dou':
shut up vour jaw, I'll butter mv fiu
and cratn them down tour infernal
throat. If you don't htah up, 111 get j
mad; do you hear?' '
Anecdotes Of Chief Justice ManshalL
Judge Marshall's nimplicitr of char
acter and absent-mindedness have
been the theme of a number of anec
dotes. The one best known is about
is puzzle over the buggy and the sap
.n. Turning aside one." tlav to avoid
lin. J. urning
one of those awful mud-holes which
abound in Virginia country rords, the
axle of his buggy encountered a stout
sapling. The sapling was between the
hub of the wheel aim the body of the
buggy. Too big to bend down and too
supple to break, this sapling seemed to
the judge to be wholly uuconquerablc.
What to do he knew not. He got
down out of the buggy the better to
apply his great intellect to the knotty
subject and to study it thoroughly up.
While pondering vaiuly a negro "man
"Uncle,' said the chief justice, !
wish you would tell me alKiut this
sapling. I can't get over it, and 1 can't
get around it. and I don't want to stay
here all dav anil miss court. What do
you think i had better do?"
The negro could not repress a broad
but silent grin. "Why, ole master."
said he, "I 'spec' do bes' thing you kitf
do is to back yo buggy 'till you git
clar of dc sa'plin', den turn de hade
(head) of yo boss, and den you kin
'void de saplin' and go to cote slick as
"Thank you thank you kindly,
uncle. I should never have thought 6f
that iu the world. There's half a dol
lar for you." And the judge drove
"Another anecdote, illustrating the
same simple-mindedness and easy good
nature. ha-,so far as I am aware." never
been in print. It i- this: When
Judge Mar-hall lived in Richmond, his
opposite neighbor was Colonel Pickett,
father of the confederate general Geo.
E. Pickett, of Gettysburg fame. Colo
nel Pickett was a man of wealth,
lived well, and was not content unless
even thing about his household bore
the iriarks of good living. His hors.-s
were his pride, and were conspicuous
everywhere for their splendid appear
ance, being as Meek, fat. high-spirited
as abundant food and excellent groom
ing could make them. Judge Marshall's
horses, on the other hand, were notori
ously lean and unkempt. Everybody
but the judge had long remarked" thi.
At last it was brought to his notice,
with the suggestion that bin carriage
driver neglected the horses, sold much
of their food, and appropriated the
money to his own use. a good deal of it
going, no doult, for liquor.
The judge called him up without de
lay : "Dick, what is the rea-on Colo
nel Pickett- horses are in such splen
did condition, while mine are almost
skeletons? I am afraid vou neglect
them, don't half cum them, and don't
half feed them."
Dick, not expecting the attack, was
fairly posed, lie hummed and hawed
awhile till he could gather his negro
wits about him, and then said : "Mars
John, look at you is you fat V
"No," said the judge "dccidedli
"Well, look at old miss" (Mrs. Mar
shall) "is she fut ?"
"Den look at mc is I fat?"
"Den look at vo' horses i dai fat?"
"Now den, you jes' look at Kuuiilc
Pickett. He fat, hi- ca'idge drii er fat,
his dogs fat all fat. Do troof is Mar
John, fat run in dc Pickett fam'lv, and
in don't run iu otir'tt. Dat's all.''
"Well," ciid the fudge, after a little
rcllectiou,"there is a good deal in that.
It never occurred to me before." He
turned back into his studi, and Dick
was never troubled any more. Lippen
Tho Stones of Solomon's Tomplo.
The marble stones which composed
Solomon's temple were -aid to be forty
cubits long, twelve thick and eigh't
high. Mippo-ing n cubit lo be eighteen
inches, which is the lowest estimate,
the) would bo sitv feet long, eighteen
thick and twelve high. And suppos
ing a cubic foot of uurbi? to -nreigh '-',-707
ounces, o': of these atones vvcigu
ed i.7'J5.0.W pounds t.un iwelvc ounces.
If one man was nln .o r.ii-e two hun
dred pounds, it required l?,tM) men to
raise one of these, and aNo a little hoi
who could raise thirty-eight pounds
and twelve ounces. Suppo-ing a iiiau
to require a square varil to stand upon,
it would require two acres, three roods,
eleten perches and inclie vanU to
stand upon while laUing it, he-ides a
place for a little hoi to stand upon.
What floats inii-t have been necer-ari
to earn them aero- to.loppa? What
kind of team- as well as wagons do) on
riippose they had to carr) the-e stones
from Joppa to Jern-ulctii, which i
about thirty miles through a moun
tainous couiitr) ? What skill was nec-c--ary
to square and drer- thc-e im-uien-'e
-tone-, so that when they were
brought together the) fitted so exactly
that they had the appearance of one
stouc ? J'x.
Tho Scotch Bard Oaoian.
0"inn, the traditionary Scotch bard
of the third renttiri, is supposi-il to
have been the son of one of the mo-t
famous of Celtic legendary heroes,
both or whom are now generallv re
garded a ni) thicnl protiagi. bor
ing th Inst rent ii r Jaiue Macpher
on. a rcottih pot, puhli-h'-d a niim-ln-rof
poem's which he rlniiifd wrre
translations of Of-inti' work, but
their authenticity exrilrd considerable
controvrr)'. Dr. John-on and other
pronounced them forgerie, while Mac-pher-oti
friends a- tnutl) maintain
ed the contrarv; the latter contending
that the proof- could be furihrd b)
the production of the poems in Un
original Gaelic tongue. Thre wrr
not fortheonitngduring theMibrqueiit
thirty years of Marpher-011 life, and
not until ten years after hi death,
when they were" generallv looked tijwu
a translations of the GaMir from lb
English tersions, either bv the author
himself or jwron iu his employ. This
i- the prevailing theory t the premtt
The spirit of the gentleman (who, by
the wat, had Ix-en somewhat were in
matter of discipline) wa called up.
and held lomc conversation tUh the
boy. Bat the me-entfcr- were not ail
convincing. ad the youth would not
believe that hi father had anything Ui
do with ihrni.
"Well" aid the medium, "w hat can
your father do to remove jour
-If l.e will perform orar act which
is charactrritic of him, and without
anr direction lo what It hall he, I
fchill believe in it."
Wry well," id the redmin; "we
wait ome maiiifc.ls.tiuu from the
Thi a no oo&tr vd than ( the
tory or) a fable walked up Ut th
voutb. atxl. without ceremony, l cited
khn out of the tirOTZL.
-Hold on! slop him!" rrlti the
terrified young convert : lhat' the
old man I IbdireXu rafipiugt !
The brro b never since: had any dc
irc to ktir op the old gcatlcuiao.
Reading. Va., has a blind uewsboy.
Counter attraction A pretty aale
wouian. When Is a mean man not a mca
mau ? Never.
II. C. Spccr, of Lawrence, take
charge of the Junction -City public
Every heart ha its scerr! sorrow,
which the world knows not. and often
times wc calt a mau cold when he U
"With gentle footsteps the beautiful
snow stole down from heaven yester
day, and the dark-eyed mud reached
up' and ltckc.l it in.
The following advertisement was in
an eastern paper recently: "Wanted
bv a boy, a situation in an eating house,
lie is used to the business."
A Chicagoon ha patented a new
process of petrifaction, by which
means Indians can le transformed into
tobacco signs as fast as they die.
It's forty years, my old frind John,
since we were boys together." "I it ?
Well don't speak'so loud; there that
young widow in the next room I"
A faithful brother iu one of our
ch irches prayed Sunday for die ab
sent members "who were prostrated
on bed of sickness, and chairs of well
ness." Bov pro-cuts a dollar bill in a Hart
ford "bake shop. Litlle girl, who is
acting as chief clerk : "My father i
verv perpendicular about taking torn
The French Academicians luic re
fused to receive Mr. Darwin as an as
sociate. They nre indignant nt hi to
tal neglect of the tiger side of their
Keep sober and you can talk straight.
Omiof our druggi-ts was quite sur
prised the other day lo hear a fellow
inquire if he had auv of "Mr. Sooth
low'u Wiusling slr'p.'
The reason nu urchin gave for being
bite at school Mondav was that the
boy iu the next house was going to
bale a dressing (low u with a bed cord,
and he waited to hear him howl.
"This company shall never jjpI an
other rent of ni) "money," said an an
gry hnlv on a "railway train. "How
then will you trai el?" a-fced the con
ductor. "I'll pay my faro to you'
One of our f.i-hiouable i (tilth don
ned his llrst silk hat mid rlgar Ssilitr-"
da) evening, lie got along well enough
with the cigar, but he had to giie up
the hat--it made him sick at the stom
ach. The Titu-ville TWjrocletvi(ite
describe belle who "attracts much
attention since h(jot In her new fcctll.
The sings diviiieli, and when oculi.
ing always puts her teeth on the pi
ano." The St. Louis iitobr mi): The
average New Yorker hold up one hand
at the obscenity of Woodhiill and Clallin
while w ith the other he reaches iu his
breeches pocket for a two dollar bill
to buy n copv of their H'rcLly.
"Mr. Speaker,' aid a member of tho
Jamaica legislature, dlicuxslug n bill
for the regulation oflln- timber rndr,"
"I know thre Umber men-hunt to bo
most egregious riurni, a I wn iu the
limber line ut) self twelve irarc."
A poor sailor, wrecked on an un
known coat, wandered about in mo
mentary apprehension of being srivd
bv ravage-, wh n In- sudden!) came In
sight of n gallows. "Ah," ald hr,
'thank God ITn in a rlvllird couiitr) ."
One of our resident about to de
part west desires to rll a nittiug In
our of t!ir mo-t eligible groceries in
town. The stole l one of the mot
powerful in the market, and the crack
er and sugar barrels iu easy distance.
A l.-idv named Mary Ann Eldridge
had an occasion to send a note to
gentleman, and put two r' iu her first
name hi the signature thn "Marry
Ann Eldridge." The man wa a bach
elor, and consequently took thr hint
married Aim Eldridge.
A very sedate and dignified look
ing gentleman wa pacing through
WV-t street. Miturdav afternoon, when
a friend siiddrnl) shouted, -iou'r
got n letter in the o.lobr." "(.rent
Heaven!" exclauied the ugouied man,
u hi hand shot ptiinodiraHy under
hi coat tall. There had been a mis-uuderi-litudiug.
One of our rrIdnt went to the
cars thi morning to " hi wife off.
and haling tv or three minute be
forr starting time 'Stepped nronud the
corner an instant." lie relumed Just
iu time to see tho train move off, and
lapping hi leg emphatically, he re
gretfully enunciated, "1 oughtn't to
have taken sugar."
Shuf your rye- and listen inlt me.
Veil, de firt night I ojk-ii dc orc. I
count de tnouie and find It i:i right
ion dollar n gone. Veil, de n;xt
night I count him and Aw' be tree
dollar gone; and vat does yrr link I
dor den J"
"I can't . ay what?"
"Vy, 1 did not count him anv more,
and he come out hoot right nv.r
When you make sidewalk, yon
want lo get it verv narrow ud sery
high, something like the hpr of u
rgff. Then r hen any one slip on It. a
leg trill go off at each lde, and he ll
be split throuth to the rbln, nd dl"?
without a struggle, and hi wife ran
get the liuuranrr. am 1 msrrr a man
who w ill go into bualm-s and nuke an
assignment. On n other wafk, a
mutt mil fall and cripple lilniw-lf, and
live on for rears aftrr W s drail,
and then dh-i-nd Jeae the insurant
motirv to ni mother.
A g-od story K told of widow In a
nelgjjle-irlng town. Hrr Uaitnt died
far awav from home, ntui It took o
louir for hi reinnin to reah Nr" York,
that hi rs-Jlc ludfjQlte rrrorm! from
her grief and wagiIng a large lunch
party when they finally rmctL A
wagoti drove mj tit thcoor.u3along
bor was handed out. Cri'ilf na
high among th" ladle at the wfrtdo .
as,d will, ens rrord ttr eztUumcl j
"Why, Mr. Jon-, what can that
t'p went 3lr. Joier' j c-tftaaM-,
xtA ficr a ylnct! !- eolly Mid i
"Whv, i mntt s Joitr ts
Louie. Charley run down ad jm
the door for fnr talker."
, "Oh. Grandma!" cried n ml-ehev-
voiis little urchin, "I cheated the hem
' so nicely just now: I threw them j our
j gold beads, mid they thought they
were corn, and eat them up a fast a
the) could t"