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y.'V. Carter, County Judge. .
A. S. Fulton, C'erk Chancery Court
Theo. Harris, do Circuit do
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AV. A. Millard, Sheriff.
J. B. Morgan, Js. Stile?, 11. T, Holland,
Henry Henderson, Trustee.'
B. B. Thompson, ltegister.
J. H. C. Durt', County-Surveyor.
T. J. Hives, Snp't of Public Schools
M. M, Dean, Coroner.
N. 0, Wallace, Ranger. ,
"Wc had been out of court
twenty-four hours, and Ktood
eleven to one. The case was a
very plain one, at least we
eleven thought so. A murder
of peculiar atrocity had been
committed; and, (hough no. eye
had witnessed the deed, circum
stances pointed to the prisoner's
guilt with unfailing certainty.
The recusant juror had stood
out from the first. He acknowl
edged the cogency of the proofs,
confessed his iuability to recon
oncile the facts with the defen
dant's innocence, and yet, on ev
ery vote, went steadily for ac
quittal. His conduct was inex
plicable. It could not result
from a lack of intelligence, for,
while he spoke but little, his
words were well chosen, and e
vinced a thoroiirh understand
ing of the case.
Though still in the prime of
manhood, his locks were prema
turely white, and his face wore
a singularly sad and thoughtful
expression, lie might be one
of those who entertained scru
ples as to the right of society
to inflict the death penalty.
But no, it was not that; for in
reply to such a suggestion, he
frankly admitted that brutal
men, like the vicious brutes thev
resemble, must be controlled by
fear, and that dread of death,
the supreme terror, is, in many
cases, the only adequate restraint.
At the prospect of another
night of fruitless imprisonment,
we began to grow impatient,
and expostulated warmly against
what seemed an unreasonable
captiousness; and some not over
kind remarks were indulged in
as to the propriety of trifling
with an oath like that under
which we were acting.
"And yet," the man answered,
tis though communing with him
self, rather than repelling the
imputation, "it is conscience
that hinders my concurrence m
a verdict approved by my judg
ment." "How can that be?" queried
several at once.
"Conscience may not always I
dare to follow judgment."
"But here she can know no
"I once would have said the
"And what has changed your
The speaker's manner was
visibly agitated, and we waited
in silence the explanation which
he seemed ready to give. Mas
tering his emotion, as if in an
swer to our looks of inquiry, he
"Twenty years ago I was a
young man just beginning life.
Few had brighter prospects,and
none brighter hopes. An at
tachment, dating from child
hood, had ripened with its ob
ject. There had been no ver
bal declaration and acceptance
of love no foimal plighting of
troth; but when I took my de
parture to seek a home in the
distant "West, it was a thing un
derstood that when I had found
it aud put it in order she was
to share it. Life in the forest,
though solitary, is not necessa
ri!jr lonesome. The kind of so
ciety afforded, by nature, de
pends much on one's self. As
for me I live more in the future,
than in the present, and hope is
an ever-cheerful companion.
At length the time came for ma
king the final payment on the
homo which I had bought. It
would henceforward be my own;
and, in a few more month" ;tny
simple dwelling, whi' 'had
spared no pains to rehuJr invi
ting, would be graced by its
"At the land oflice, which was
some sixty miles off, I met my
the route, I continued my way
homeward, while he turned back.
"1 was about retiring to bed on
the night of my return, when a
summons from witliout . cillad me
to the dor. A ?ring,r a-;ked
shelter fur himself n'wi lna horsa
for the night. I hivi'tcd him in.
Though u stranger,' " his . face
seemed not unfamiliar. He was
probably one. of-the men I had
seen At the land oflice place at
that time much frequented. ' Off
ering him a peat, I went to see to
other, filled withr.rebellion a
gainst man's injustice,can scarce
bring itself to ask pardon of
God. I had gradually over
come this feeling, in spite of
the good clergyman's irritating
effortshich were mainly di
rected to wards txtractinar a con
fession, without which, ;he as
sured me, he had no hope'to of
"On the mornhiff of the dav
fixed for my execution I felt
measurably resigned. I had
his hurfe. The poor animal, as so long stood face to face with
well as I could see by thu dimjdeath, had so accustomed my
starlight, seemed to have been j self to look upon it as merelv a
hardly used. His panting 8 d?s l momentary pang, that I no
bore witness of merciless riding; 'longer felt solicitous save that
and a tremulou.s shrinking, at the
slightest tnuch, betokened recent
fright. O i re entering, the house,
I found the sira'igr was not there.
II is absence excited no surprise;
he would doubtless soon return
II was a little singular, however,
I hat he should have lft his watch
lying on the tuble.
"At the end . of half nn hour,
my guest not returning, I wmt
again to the 6table, thinking he
might have found his wiy thith
er to give .personal attention to
the wants of his horse. Before
going out, from mere force of hub
it for we were as yet uninfested
by either thieves or policemen I
took 'the precaution of putting
the strangers watch in, a drawer
in which I kept my va'uab'ta. " I
found the horse as I had left him,
and gave him the focd which he
was now sufficiently cooled to be
allowed to eat, but his msRter wj 8
nowhere to' be seen.' As I ap
proached the house, a crowd of
men on horseback dashed up, and
I was commanded, in no gentle
tones, to 'standi' In another mo
ment I was in the hands of those
who claimed me as their 'prison
my memory should one day be
vindicated. She for whom I
had gone to prepare a home had
already found one in heaven.
The tidings of my calamity had
broken her heart. She alone,
of all the world, believed me
innocent; and she died with a
prayer upon her lips, that the
truth might yet be brought to
light. All this I had heard, and
it had soothed as with sweet in
cense my troubled spirit. Death,
however unwelcome the shape,
was now a portal, beyond which
I could see one ancrel waiting
old friend, George C-
too had come to seek his fortune
in the West; and we were both
delighted at the meeting. He
brought with him, he said, a
sum of money he desired to in
vest in land, on which it was
his purpose to settle. I ex
pressed a strong wish to have
him for a neighbor, and gave
him a cordial invitation to ac
company me home, giving him
as my belief that he could no
where make a better selection
than in that vicinity. He
readily consented, and we star
ted out together. . "We had not
ridden tnauy miles, when George
suddenly recollected a commission
he had undertaken for a friend,
which would- require his attend
ance at a public land sale on the
following day. Exacting a prom
ise that ho would not delay his
visit longer than necessary, hav
ing given xnicute directions as to
"I was too much stupefied at
first to ask what it all meant. I
did so at last, and the explanation
came it was terrible! My friend
with whom I had so lately set
out in company, had been found
murdered and robbed near the
spot at which I, but I alone, knew
we had separated. I was the last
person known to be with him, and
and I was row arrested on suspi
cion of his murder. A search of
the premises was immediately in
stituted.. The watch was found
in the drawer in which I had
phcecl it, and waa idcqtifisJ as
the property of the murdered
man. ins norse, 100. was iouna
iu my stable, for the animal I had
just put there was none other. I
recognized him myself when 1
saw him in the light. What 1
said,T know not. My confusion
was taken as additional evidence.
And when, at length, I did corr
mand language to give an intel
ligible statement, it was received
with sneers of incredulity.
"The mob spirit is inherent in
men at least in .crowds of men.
It may not always manifest itself
in physical violence. It some
times contents itself with lynch
ing a character. Bui whatever
its form, it is always relenthss,
pitiles-s, cruel "
"As the proofs of my guilt,
one niter another, came to light,
low mutterings gradually grew
into a clamor for vengeance; and
but for the firmness of one man
the officer who had me in charge
I would doubtless have paid
the penilty of my supposed of
fence on the spot. It was not
sympathy for me that actuated
my protector. His heart was
as hard as his office; but. he
represented the majesty of the
law, and took a sort ol grim
pride in the position. As
much under the glance of his
eye as before the muzzle of his
pistol, the cowardly claniorers
drew back. Perhaps they were
not sufficiently numerous to
feel the full effect of that mys
terious reflex influence which
makes a crowd of men so much
worse, and at times so much
better,' than any one of them
"At the end of some months
my trial came. It could have
but one result. Circumstances
too plainly declared my guilt.
I alone knew, they lied. The
absence of the jury was very
brief. To their verdict I paid
but little heed. It was a single
hideous word; but I had long
anticipated it, and it made no
impression. As little impres
sion was made by the words of
the judge which followed it;
and his solemn invocation that
God might have that mercy up
on me which man was too just
to vouchsafe, sounded like the
hollowestof hollow mockeries.
It may be hard for the con
demned criminal to meet death;
it is still harder for him who is
innocent. The one, when the
first shock is over, acquiesces in
his doom, and gives himself to
repentance; the heart of the
to receive me. I heard the
sound of approaching footsteps,
and nerved mj'self to meet the
expected summons. The door
of my cell opened, and the sher
iff and his attendants entered.
He held in his hand a paper
It was doubtless my death-war
rant. He began to read it. My
thoughts were busied elsewhere.
inc worus -iuii ana iree par-
tton, were the first to strike my
preoccupied senses. They af-
tecteu the bystanders more than
myself. Yet so it was; I was
pardoned for an offense I had
never committed I
"The real culprit, none other,
it is needless to say, than he
who had sought and abused my
hospitality, had been mortally
wounded in a recent affray in a
distant city, but had lived long
enough to make a disclosure,
which had been laid before the
governor barely in time to save
me from a.shameful death, and
condemn me to a cheerless and
burdensome life. This is my
experience. .My judgment, as
yours, in the case before us,
jeaua to but one conclusion,
that of the prisonei's guilt;
but not le?s confident and ap
parently unerring was the judg
ment that falsely pronounced
We no longer importuned our
fellovjuror, but patiently a
waited our discharge, on the
ground of inability iO agree,
which came at last.
The prisoner was tried and
convicted at a subsequent term,
and at the last moment confessed
his crime on the scaffold.
For the Fayetteville Observer.
WORKS OP THE DEITY.
ET JESSIE FEIiOCSOX BBOWSB.
Behold along the boundless sky,
His fiery chariots driven,
Ton radiant orb careering high,
Through azure depths of heaven,
When from the spacious, glittering dome,
Descending dew-drops fall ;
A$i ghbes of light dispel th' gloom,
Of evening's dusky pall.
See ! in their softer radienco roll,
The stars that nightly shine ;
Revolving round from pole to pele,
Proclaiming power divine.
Who taught them all their varied march,
Their varied course tj run ?
'Twas He who formed yon radiant arch,
And bright refulgent sun.
11c made the solar spheres that burn,
With pure, celestial fire,
That in their heavenly orbit3 turn,
At Hi3 supreme desire ;
And formed the fragrant flowers that bloom
Begemmed with sparkling dews;
They yield to Him their sweet perfume,
Who gave their gorgeous huos.
Alike, ne rules the ocean-tide,
And reckless winds that blow,
Who made the murmuring stream to glide
Through sylvan glades below ;
All, all creation's God proclaim,
AH grateful homage pay ;
To Him who formed this won Irons frame
And give celestial day.
A Dream Verified
The Carmel (N. Y ) Courier
of a late dy tajp: ' One of
those unavoidable accidents which
from time to time occur in deep
aiming operations took place at
the Forest of Doan Mine, near
Highland .tails, Orange County,
on Friday afternoon of last week.
About COO tons of rock becoming
loose frorothe roof fell to the bot
tom of the pit,' causing the in
stant death of E Iward Mouegui,
and seriously injuring several oth
ers. However unreasonable the
following story may seem, it is
nevertheless a fact: Michael Gib
ney, who lives six 'miles distant
from the mine, dreamed that an
accident would happen th;re
which would result iu the death
of some of the workmen. The
impression of the dream was so
great that he went to the mine
and warned his brother in-law, to
gether with the deceased, not to
work on that day. They both
disregarded the admonition. A
small handful of e-irth fell and
struck the person of the brother
in law, who, remembering the en
tieatiea of Gibney, ran and eaved
A Collector's Crime.
In 1S53 Harlow Case,' ex
Treasurer tf Erie coutty, New
lork, and at the time collector
at Sandusky, ran away with $20,
000 of Government funds an 1 Mrs.
Anson Francis, the young and
handsome wile of his deputy.
The story of the fugitives whose
very existenoe had almost univer
sally been forgotten during the
quarter of a centurj' sinr.e their
flignt has at lust been made pub
lie, for the first time. They went
to London, where by helping a
needy bat inger.rms inventor,
Case made some 300,000. Then
with Mrs. Francis and her daugh
ter, he went to Madeira, th;
Mauritius, and finally Ceylon,
where he settle, livins'tn FDlend-
id style' There 'Mrs. Francis
died, a victim to remorse, and
Cdsse; setting out to return to Eng
land, fell sick at Suez. He sent
the girl on to London, with friends,
and wrote to Francis a long letter,
in cipher, detailing all the facts
and enclong him money to go to
Egypt.- This money Francis lost
by the failure of a bank (he had
spent all his own in a vain pursuit
of the fugitives.) fo he could not
comply with the dying man's wish.
Case, dying, arranged to reim
burse the Treasury in full, with
interest, and settled money on Mr.
Francis in part reparation of his
ofTensa. The girl married a rich
man, and ja living in Ceylon.
Death of the King of Italy.
Victor Emmanuel 11., King of
Italy, died Wednesday, the 9th.
He was not old but fifty seven
'and the other great man in
Italy is still alive, bearing upon
his revered head the traces of
twenty seven more years of life.
The crowned Srdinian, who rodej
upon complex European politics
and on the faith of a large portion
of Europe to the throne of Italy,
uiea in tue prime of life. A
malarial fever which culd not be
stayed tooka healthful and temper
te temporal Monarch, while the
aged and feeble spiritual Emperor
of a great Churcb,whoseobitnaries
have long been expected, still re
tains his hold onlifeand authority
The latest part taken bv Victor
iiramanutl in public affairs, was
in giving counsel that Italy, in
this European war, should put
herself in condition to take care
of her European interests. There
was no warlike advice civen
But a few days ago Italy's Kins:.
alter the Torte had sent the circu
lar letter to the Powers imnlorhiff
ioterlerence, said ''No."
Ha was born March 14. 1820.
He succeeded to the throne of
Sardinia, March 23, 1849. He
was proclaimed Kingof Italy March
IS, 1861. He was married Aoril
12, 1842, to the Archduchess
Adelaide, of Austria, who died on
the 20th of January, 1855. Since
that time he has been living with
an actress. The Heir, now al
together "npparcnt " is IIurnbrt.
Prince of Piedmont, now in Insr.
thirty-fourth 3'ear, was married
in 1868 to the Princes Margaretta.
of Genoa. A second sou was
Araadeo, King of Spain for a lit
tle more than two years. A third
child was Clotilde, wife of Prince
Napoleon Bonaparte. A fourth
was Miiria Pia, wife of King Lu
iz, of Portugal. In the death of
the King of Italy there is no prob
ability of a change in the general
Italian policy. The Kin died a
Catholic, but a liberal one.
How it Seems to be
The Victim of a Texas Sta-e-Kob-
bcr Tells Uis Eiperieuco. '
From the Uslvcston Not.
Ou Saturday morning, at ono
o'clock, near 1'ogh g, I was star
tled from an indifl rent slumber
in the starre-coach by the click
ing1 of a "Winchester and by voi
ces from without hallooing to
the driver, "turn into the bush, -G
d d n you, or I will shoot
the side of your face off; will
not tell you again." At the
same time saw two men with
un?, one bearing on the driver
and the other bearing on the o-
For the Fayettetillo Ohserver. P6111 Of the COach. Theill
Blanche, Jan. 19, 1878. .wcre tvvo passengers besides ms
When a man has an office, tne coach Lieutenant Kirby,
whose nrofits arc in dnllara nr? f the Tenth Infantry, ana a
cents, he may bo indifferent to- ora(3uate of West Point, assign-
warus inose wno piacea mm un- a wi. acavuvui,
der tribute by giving him their tne otner Barouch, a drum
suffrage, ancl may rest assured m.er ftom Orleans. My
that his wages are sure to the Pisto1 wa3 ed up in my blan
end of his term of office. But kels' t.ne drummer had no arms,
such is not the case with the Bnt lieutenant Kirby was well
man. the wasre9 of whosn nffirp
heeled. Wc had from the time
are honors. He is never gtiipp. wc left the road until wc stopped
ted to be indifferent towards his in tno hush tcr consider what
friends, hut must always show we shouIJ do. The drummer
a high appreciation of their fa- a,,u Jsei concluded tliat we
vors, and must use every pos- vvere
sible means to maintain his po- X0T IN" A condition- to kisk
sition. An illustration of the , .TIIE fight,
last statement is made in the bnt tnc Lieutenant insisted un
case of one pastor, one magis- on a ht, not on account of tho
trate and two local preachers, money he might lose, but on ac
all residing in this community. count of his profession. We
lt was rumored that pertain r.or. overruled him and were readv
sons, differing but little in col- to 8UDmt to the robbery when
or from the crater of a tar-kiln, the coach stopped in the brush,
were soon to be married. Each 1U or U1, ee nnarca yarns lrom
of said functionaries desired 'tor road Une at a time wa
celebrate the nuptials. One of cai1C(I ana Pepped forwaru, was
the locals held out tn tho mnc. rohbed. and sent to the front of
culinc half, this inducement ll?e ll0rscs- The coach was then
"I'll mnirvvon to vnnr infill?, plundered for money, iewelrv
cd for two days' work." The an(l arras-. Each one had lml
other local offered his Kervir.p den a portion of his money and
gratis, and to further play up- valuablcs while in the stage. I
on the soft side of human n.i- tnraw mine in the hay in the
turc added, "I married your boltom of tl,c coach, the drum
brother for nothing." The mag- mpr tucked his away in the top
istratea day or so afterwards of the coach, and the Lieutenant
met the fellow rather behind a Put h,ls in his boot- Mine was
lot of cotton hales and be?an in Iol,nu tne DaIance they duUiot
thiswise: "The men that have -cr- Aue drummer delivered
proposed to marry you arc clev- them 30, the Lieutc
it men, but I can marry you all aml 1 v-j. They alsc
right I'll not charge you a drummer and Lie
cent." For a little while it lchs which were le
so rot the
For a little while it htcncs which were left in the
coacii. While the coach w:n
being robbed wc were all sruar-
j ded,a Winchester bearing on us.
Buying a Pew.
"What'r they doin' in there?"
asked Mr. Moran, the carpenter,
as he passed the church with his
box of tools on his shoulder.
He was about half full.
"Selling pews," said the sex
ton. "Just what I want," said Mr.
Moran. the carpenter, and he
He bid ten dollars on a rear
pew and won it. He paid his
money, and then took off his
coat and went to work. He
had the side of the pew ripped
out before the people noticed was sitting by the fire in one
what he was at. Then a hard! of our stores. The man was at
as big as a clam-rake was laid the opposite end of the house,
on his shoulder, and a voice and when wo began to look for
seemed doubtful as to who
would reap the crop of honors.
The mnfistrntf rtei-hona cneinn
the situation, thought he would lhc rohcrs the two we saw
nini the matter in his favor. IUC" .ol S.oa aiurcss niut
"I will give you two dollars and cculC(l tnc robbery skillfully,
a half, and will give yon are- hey attempted no disguise, ex
cept against tdx bushels of cl)fc the boss, who evidently
corn besides, which your is-to- thouSht that I knew him; to tho
be wife owes me." Local preach- others he was unreserved. They
ers buying honors with expos- tae amonff themselves from
ure and foss of time admired wll,ch wc Ic:inied that another
the magninimity of that 'squire. l)art? were to rob the down
Xow the pastor seeks tho job. coac"' and that they were with
"What will yon give to get to ir sapporting- distance. When
marry me?" said the beleaguered they commenced cutting the
man. Why," said the pastor, maV baS? Pen I. made an ap
"you don't ask pay of the test." Peal,to them, stating that they
'Well, I thought," responded Uai'cny wouM hnd any money in
the nun, "boss preachers had registcrecl-Ictters going up the
uuumry, nicy cui iwo, nowever,
and stopped, putting all the mail
back. They asked about the
Paymaster. A short time after
to pay people something to
commence house-keeping with."
This silenced the pastor who
wanted to know what he was
"Goin' to have a lawn party,"
said he, "an' want to put this
under the huckelberry tree."
"But you ca.i't take it out of
here," said Deacon Doolittle.
"Yes, I kin. It'll go out o'
that middle door soon's I rip
the back out. We kin swing it
round endways and jerk it out
A very remarkable and singular
pond, abjut three-quarters of an
acre in extent, exists on the top
of Grand View mountain, Mid
dlebury, Conn. Except a small
space in .he centre, it is covered
with a thick moss,, strong enough
tor people to walk upon. Poles
ere pushed through the moss at
any point, but . none have ever
A man ia Tipton, Ind., was
cared ol dyspepsia by the use of
pop corn. Upon cloe question
ing, it was found that hehad eaten
350 bushels before tin cure was
efiected. . Ha consumed a atated
number of ears each day.
The total cost to the State of
New York of suppressing the
railway riots was 205,00?.
Chattanoogi Dispitcti: A few
days ago, in answer to the qu
tion, "Vhat would be your course
if the Auti li-pudwtionists in
Tennessee call on you to lead
them' in the next Gubernatorial
campaign? ' Pos-tmaster. General
K"y replied: "The campaign is a
long way oil next t til and 1: through the portcullis."
do not at present mueu expect to
be called on. . 1 am, however,
known throughout the State as
being bitterly upposjd to repudia
tion of the Slate debt; and, if th
honest pirty ' should get into a
strait, and it were thought that
by running me as a candidate for
Govtrnor the cause would be
strengthened, I would be greatly
tempted to leave any position 1
might occupy to answer the call
thus raide for me."
Oa a rail ro id line, recently, a
passenger stopped the conductor,
and asked, "Why does not the
train run faster?' ."It goes fast
enough to suit u. If you don't
like the rate of speed gt off and
walk," was the rej .under. "I
would,'' replied thtT p issenger,
setting hick in hi3 seat, "but my
friends wouldn't com-3 for ma un
til the train comes in, and I don't
want to be waiting around the
station twoorthr-e hours "
Al Dudley w.is a prominent
lawyer in Tuolumne county, Cal.
He was employed to defend a
client for stealing a hog j ary tri
al. - Dudley mide an eloquent
and successful plei. The man
was acquitted. ' lie was grateful,
but had no money. "How can I
ever repay you, Mr. Dudley? I
haven't a cent. Accept my
thanks." "Thanks be hiogedf'
said Al. "Send me a side of the
"Do you believe in the use of a
rod, my dear Professor?-' asked a
lady whoses children were making
life a burden to all the gussts in
the hotel. "In some cases.mad
ara;' but there others," glanc
ing at her gambolling . dar
ling, "where I prefer tho revol
rvu., u.,r. 1
xuun uauu. .was rippyil
out of his coat, and he was
i j i ,
swung lounu enaways, and nei
was jerked out through the port
cullis, and he didn't have change
enough to purchase- a hean
sandwich after he paid for the
damage to that pew.-
A Tramp's Devices.
Here is a Biltiraore tramp's
tale: "At Perry ville I went to a
house with a brick in my hand,
and asked the lady if ehe would
please be so kind as to put some
butter on it. The rtqu?st exci
ted her curiosity, and she asked:
'Why do you want to put butter
on a brick?' 1 told her I was go
ing to eat it. 'Surely,' she said,
'you are riot so hungry as to eat a
buttered bii;:k? Come into the
house and I will give you food.'
I bagged a square meal, lor which
I had set so nice a trap. Iu the
western section of the state I
asked for something to eat at a
house, and was refused. I then
begged for a looking glass, which
aroused curiosity to know what
I would do with it. I rep ied, '1
want to see myself starving to
death.' They then gave me what
the silence to hreak, our atten
tion was drawn -to long rows
of white teeth, left bare by the
rising and falling of massive
lips. A long sample gash in
the side of a cotton bale will
give an idea how the lower part
of his face looked. The local
preacher making the proposi
tion of two days work got to
try his hand at tho by menial al
tar, and we calculate, he will
wear his honors before the shrine
of gratuity. If that negro comet.
up and pays those two days
work, marrying will have
strengthened his reliability more
than his change from previous
condition and servitude.
"3Tou wasn't around when they
dealt out hair, was you?" said a
red-headed man to a bild-headed
man in a railroad car. " "Yes, I
was there," said the man with
the skating ring on the top of his
head; "I was there, but they off
ered me a handful of red, and I
told them to throw it into the
coal ecuttel to kindle the fire with."
For a model Western town,
Garland, Colorado. They rang
out the old year with four mur
ders, aud ushered in the Dew with
bfte. " ..
Newspaper Dead Beats.
Wc fully endorse the sentiment
of the following extract from our
IlartHville contemporary, the Sen
tinel Tlere are several news
piper "dead-beats' iu this vicini
ty to ?hom we commend the
"There are a iiumb3r of r- gu
lar dead beats who tke their
neigh bW pape s out of t'ie post
offices. There is one dead-beat
who Lr two ypars has been an
noying our sub.-cribers in one
neighorhood. and 1ms jo persist
ently kept the papers he doea not
pay for that our subscribers have
had to discontinue their papers in
sheer self defence. They ought to
know that they are stealing
We'll get hold of a case one of
these days and prosecute the dead
beat for stealing, and see if we
can break up that sort of thing.
If you are determined to read the
paper, get one for yourself and
pay for it. Don't steal your
neighbor's property and expect to
be looked upon as as honest cr
A Piute recently killed his
squaw, and the Winnemucca Sil
ver State saye: "Indian custom
makes the equaw property, as
much as a pony or a blanket, and
thi right of the husband to his
wife is never disputed. - As the
authorities never interfere with
the tribsil customs and regulations
of the Piute?, no fficial notice has
been taken of the act." ' 'r
they had got there the lights of
the down coach came in view.
They then told us that wc could
get in the coach but , .
NOT TO MAKE ANY" NOISE "
or strike a light, and if we did '
they would fire on us. The
down coach tumbled along in a'
few minutes, and we got back
on the road and came along.
Before we left the boss said:
"You may tell theMaynard peo
ple Dick Dublin has come back
to stay awhile." The robbery
will not net more than S300 in
money, arms and jewelry. My
first sensation was that of a bad
dream which quickly vanished
oefore a humiliating and otitr:i
gous reality. I was struck with
their coolness and audacity. '
One thing seemed nngular, they
declined to touch u-i personally,
that is to put hands on us in
any way. They frequently
threatened to kill us if they
caught us ir. a lie, but never
made any personal search. A
little lesi than a year ago tho
stage was robbed on the very
spot where we were robbed.
Then an I in thi lat the inten
tion was to rob the United
States Paymaster. I was im
pressed with the terrible earn
estness with which they acted,
something like that displayed
by an executioner when he ex
ecutes the penalty of death. I
understand they did not rob
the down stage. This is strange.
I can only account for it on
the theory that they found they
would not get anything but
arms, with probably some jew
elry and a little money.
Ye lovers of oni n hash, and
poetry and aorijj, coma this way
and listen whila we sing you a
plaintive ditty. It "goes to the
chune of Happy Day," and
something like this:
There is a boirdin j houj
Not far wty,
Where thoj -rve onion-hash
Thre time a daj.
Oh ! how the boarders yell
When they hear th dinnr lef;
Oh! how the ouions smelt
Three'timei a dij.
Under Connecticut laws it 1$ .
dot perjury for the officers of a
corporation to swear lalaely us ta
its financial coaditioa.