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JOHN H OBERLY, PUBLISHER
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1872.
rrcmchlrur, HaMiath at l)t a.ro. and 7) p.m
I'raycr mectlmr, Weilnexlay at 71 p. m.
Hnbfitli School, .1 p.m. .1. M. I.ansden, Su
perintendent. Hev. II. Tiiaykh, l'aitor
MfrrilODI.ST.-Cor. eighth and Walnut 8U.
I'rcdchlnif, Hat.tmth at 104 a.m., and 7 p. m
Prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Hnblmth School, 8. p.m. L. W. Stlllwcll,
Huperlntondent. ItKV. V. U. TlioMNW.V,
CHUHCIl OK THK ltEI)KKMKIt-(Kplco-pal.)
Mornlnjf prayer.. Sabbath 1(4 a.m.
Evening pntycra, 7 p.m.
Sabbath School, It a.m.
Hkv. K. Coan, Hector.
ST. I'ATMCK'S CI1UHCH Ninth St. and
. Wanliic1on Avenue. .
Public service, Sabbath 8:10 and 10J a.m.
Vi-MitTi, 7 p.m.
Sabbath School. 2 p.m.
Service cery day, 8 a.m.
Ukv. 1. J. O'Hai-lokan, 1'rlei.t.
ST. .JOSEPH'S CIIUHCH. (Herman,) eor.
tier of Walnut and Cross streets.
Ma, ei ry Sabbuth at 10 o'clock a. m.
Veipcr, 2 p. m. ...
Mam during week day, ft o'clock a. m.
ItKV. 0. IIOPI'MAN, 1'rlcdt.
rtreet between Wellington Avenue and
Walnut direct. .. , , ,
I'rcaclilni? Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.
Sabbath School at 2 o'clock p. m. 11. C.
Ukv. lton'r. liri.nio, rator.
VOUNO MKN'S CHKISTIAN ASSOCIA
TION'. lteirular meeting avcond Monday
each month at their room over Kockwell
ft Co' book More, Commrrclal avenue.
Weekly Prayer meeting, Friday, 7J p.m. at
1- W. StillwkI.L. President.
fiF.COM M1SSIONAKV HAPTIST
t HUltCll. Corner Sycamore and Forty
Urt street. 1'rcnchlng Sabbath at 11
o'clock a. III. and II o'clock p. in.
Sunday School 1 o'clock p. m.
The church 1 connected with the Indiana
Ukv. Somimo l.roXAKO, Pastor.
FIHCAN MirrilODIST. Fourteenth, be
ween Walnut and Cedar.
ervici'K. Sabbath. 11 a.m.
ibath School, U p.m.
,iu meet at 3 p.m.
r.CONO FUKE WILL IlAPTIST'-Flf-treiith
Street., between Walnut and Cedar.
Son Ito Sabbath. 1 and If p. m.
ltfcvv. N. Kicks, Pastor.
FHEK WII.I. HAlTIhT HOMK MISSION
SAlllIATH SCHOOL. Comer Walnut
and OOir Street.
Sabbath School, tl a.m.
rTUVT FKKK WILL HAPTIST CIHJHC1I
Sen ken, Sabbath 11 a.m.. 3 p.m. ft .p.m.
Kiev. Wm. Kkixky, Pator.
KIltST MISSIONAUV HA1TIST CIKMtCII.
-Cedar, belwrvii Ninth and TciiUi SU.
I'reiwlilng Sabbath, 104 a.m. and 7J p.m.
Prayer meeting, Wcdne-day eeniiu;.
Preachlntc, Friday evening.
Sabbath hchool, 1J p.m. John anHaxter
aud Marv Stephen. Superintendents.
ItKV. T. .1. Siioiikh, Factor.
SECOND HAPTIST CHL'IICH-Kourtecrith
.Street, between Ccdur and Walnut. The
only Haptlt church recognized by tlie A-
service., Sabbath, 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and . p.m.
Itrv. J.tcon Hkaklkv, Elder.
A IHO COMMANIIKUY, No. l.l.-SUted
Avuiblv at the Asylum Maoulc lull, llit
ami third Saturday In each month.
CAIUO COUNCIL, No.21.-Kef!Ular Convo
cation at Mawinlc Hall, the second irlday
lu each month.
CAIUO CHAITF.U No. Tl.-Ketfu lar Con
vocation at M:ioiilc Hall, on the third
Tuesday ol everv month.
CAIUO LODGE, So. SIT F.ft A. M.-Ucmi-lar
Communications at Masonic Hall, tlie
Moud and fourth Mondays of each month.
THE ODO FEI.I.OWS.
ALEXANDER LODGE, 2 Meet In Odd
Fellows' Hall, In Arter's building, every'
Thurwlny evening at 8 o'clock.
STATE OPFICEKS. .
OoNcrnor John M. I'aliner ;
l.iciitenaut-Oovernor .John Dougherty ;
Secretary or StateEdmund Hummel ;
Audltorof Statc-C. E. Llpplucott:
Sute Treasurer E. N. Hates ;
Supt. Pobllc Instnictlon-Ncwton Hateman
Senators Lyman Trumbull and John A.
Logan. . .,
Hcprescntatlves for the State-at-I.arge fc.
Itopresentatlve Thirteenth DUtrict .John
MEMUEItS OENEUAL ASSKMHLY.
Senators, First District T. A. E. Holcomb,
f Union, and S. K. (llbson, of Uallatln.
Hepreselitatlvc, First Dlstrlct-H. V atsou
Judge D. J. Hakcr, of Alexander.
Prosecuting Attorney J. F. McCartney,
Sheriff A. H. Irvin.
Win. Martin "Asscsor and '1 rcasurer.
Judge F. llross. , ....
Ass-VclatcsI. E. McCiite and S. Marchll
don. Clerk Jacob O. Lynch.
Coroner .John 11. Gomam
Mayor John M. Lnnsdcn.
Treasurer It. A. Cunnlugham.
Comptroller E. A. Huniett.
Clerk Mlcliael Howley.
Marshal AJidrcw Cain.
Attorney P. II. Pope.
Police Magistrates F. Hrosa and H. Sl.an.
tJlilef of Police L. II. Myers.
Mayor John M. Lansdcn.
Flrrt Ward P. Q. Sclmh.
Second Ward C. It. Woodward.
Third Ward J no. Wood.
Fourth Wnrd S. StaaU Taylor.
BOAIU) OK ALDKUMKS.
First Wanl -James Heardcn, A. 1J. Saf
lord, Isaao Walder.
Second Ward-U. H. Cunningham, E. Hu
dcr, g. Stancel, James Swayne.
Third Ward-Wm. Stratum, J. U. Phlll ;.
Fourth Ward-Jno. II. Kobluson, O. 11.
8ease. J. II. Metcalf.
it. s. limniiAM. M. l)..
Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon. Of
fice 13(1 Commercial avenue. Hesldence on
Tenth street, three doors west of C. It.
DK. B. 0. TABER,
Will resume the practice of Ids profession
with especial reference to tlie electrica
treatment ol diseases in all the new and im
proved methods of application.
In all cases of female complaint a lady
will be in attendance.
Office, 128 Commercial avenuo, up stairs.
WILLIAM It. 8M1TII, M. D.
SESWENUK No. at Thirtemih street, be.
i twitea WKthingion avenue aaii Walnut street,
ce U'Cominerthl avenue, up stairs.
C. W. DUNNING, M. D,
OKSIDBNCIS-eornerNmth and .Walnut sts,
rvoaee eojaer Hixth street and Ohio levee.
Office hour s from a.m. to l m.. and p.m
bho might have been a banker's daughter,
With millions or the yellow ore ;
She might hae been, us 1'tc since though!
A shop girl In a dollar stole ;
An he I ess orn smile proldi:r,
Which of the 1mi I cannot t-av
I oulv know I sat lic-ldo her
Hrowndialred, whlto throated, crimson
kidded, Slim waist close clapcd in violet silk ;
Hide eyes long-lashed and lllvllddcd.
And teeth like Ivory dipped In milk.
Two lips red-ripe, dew-wet, which thrilled
HcsikjiisIvc to their varying play
She never knew how dead she killed tuv
And when between the actsijulek meet
ing. The orchestra breathed music's boon,
Her little foot In rhythmic beating
Kept dainty time to every tune.
Alt I Sweet Unknown 1 one thought will
For niter all man Is but'clay
I tried, but failed, to sea your ankle,
At last my chance came one to die on ;
Her handkerchief dropt from her palm ;
I fell upon It like a Hon
Aud then returned it like a lamb.
Our lingers met I trembled greatly ;
She thanked ine in a madcrt wa ;
Then wiped her little mouth ssdalely.
The curtain fell, and uuattindcd
I watched her as she trlpt along.
Until at last her Ugure blended
Far distant with the hilrrj throtiv,
All's done, but one regret still linger-
Wu alwayn know too late, the May;
I think I should have pres-ed hcrlliigcr
H. WABDNER, M. D.
UEHIDKNOK-Corner Nlnetienth street and
Washington avenue, near court house, o,.
n over Ar'er'e Grocery Store, Office Hoorslrom
10 a. m. to U m. and '-om i to 4 p. m.
mi. 11, BLUM,
Surgeon and Mechanical
OfficcComraerclal Avonuu between Ninth
' n,l 'I'.n ll. ylrneta.
IJY PAUL I'f.UMK.
" Turn on the liuht and poke the
grate, ho that the Grc may hum cheerily.
'1 here is ho much gloom in tuy heart to
night, that 1 wiuu, nt lia.st my htudy to
appear cheerful. That will Jo, Thorn-a.-."
Aud my man sliutu the door
hastily, and hurries to the hervanls'
hall, where the fellow will doubtlcbj be
happy enough among !m eonipaiiion.s,
little heeding or caring about his mas
1 attended two funerals to-day. A
very unusual thing for me, as I habit
ually abstain from such gatherings,
save when a relative or very dear friend
claims the last bad attention.
The first was a gorgeous affair, too
much to, I thought, for the circum
stances which called the concourse to
gether. Too much pomp, a dearth of
cuuiiic sorrow, loo many elided
turnouts and liveried coach and foot
men. Too much obf cquioutucs on the
part of come to uiuch hauhtine. in
other. XotliiiiL' but hollownc'-s and
unreality ; nothing but mockery in
that palace of death, though it did rear
its elegant proportions on Madison ave
nue, with its possessor with millions at
Uhoda Burt was dead at the age
of twenty-eight years ; but it was diffi
cult to realize it when gazing at her
body as it lay robed in its costly trap-
piugs. faho looked s it she were
ecarcely sixteen. The old pinile half
haughty, hall relenting was still upon
her lipi. The perfect beauty which
had sent dozens of noble fellows reeling
to destruction, still lingered over the
face,' as if death hesitated to mar so be
witching a creation. All tlio old fas
cination seemed to be present, and were
it not the lustrous eyes were closed,
aud the low tones of her voice were
stilled forevcrmorc, one might have
thought her dreaming.
My next visit was to a short, narrow
street down town, withiu a stone's
throw of the bustle and turmoil of tho
business portion of tho city. 'Twas a
mean looking edifice, inhabited by
needy literary drudges and weary, dis
appointed women, who are destined to
labor unrcconpcnscd until the icy fin
ger of death is laid upon the hearts
who have planned mid hoped and
Clark Burford's body lay waiting in
terment. Seven frieuds stood ready
to follow it to tho grave. There was
no pomp here. Just enough ropectas
bility to make one sensible that he wa
mingling with men of culture, who had
to battle hard for the bare privilege of
living. I could not nvoid the recollec
tion whether life was worth the strug
gle. As 1 looked upon the wan faco of
tho dead man, my thoughts leaped
backward a dozeti years to the time
when Clark Burford was wealthy and
courted. In those days he followed
Rhoda Burt half over Kurope, at times
reveling iu bliss, at others plunged in
sorrow, according to the moods iu
which ho fouud tho girl he adored.
I had been roainiug tbo plains of
Lombardy when chance threw John
Burt, wife and daughter, and Clark
Burford in my way.
Burt was a iSow ork man, well
known to tho Wall street fraternity.
He was immensely wealthy and very
popular, lor ho lavished Ins money
with a lreeuom that bordered upon
llhodtt was his oulv child. Sho
might have made a loving aud sympa
thizing woman, for her heart was not
vicious after all. I think her patents
will one day havo a fearful reckoning.
When thov throw her into the vortex
of pride and fashion, she was puro and
good. When Hho died there was
scarcely u man who would have cared
to call her wife.
Her life was a giddy whirl. Vanity
and heartlcssncss she early know. Day
aud night nho was permitted to dash
forward jnto fashionable follies, whilo
no warning fiugor was raised to arrest
her mad career.
tho could have married a hmuo ol'
times. Men with titles, muii with the
fumo of generations clinging to their
names, wished to wed her, statesmen
and warriors had done hoinago at her
feet, mid a crowned king had pro
nounccd her beauty unsurpassed dining
from vices when he met Jlhoda Hurt,
but when he parted from her well, let
the curiam fall there.
'Twas one of thoto joyous days when
one feels as if he had taken a lease of
life that the Burts, Burford and my
self started from Piedmont to ascend
the Pennine Alps, intending to visit
St. Hcrnaid. Tho road thither has
been so often described that it has been
it threadbare description, audi there
fore spare the reader. Behold tig,
then, at the iowh'cc in the mouth of
Tho weather was pleasant when one
considers that we wero mora than eight
thousand feet above the sea level. It
was the day following our arrival that,
in company with Blioda Burt aud Bur
ford, we were looking about tho build
ing when we metu young monk of the
.St. Augustine order, who had lately ar
rived there to replace one o.: his
brethren prematurely worn out in his
work of humanity. He was scarcely
more than nineteen years old, and was
remarkably handsome. When I
glanced at Uhoda Burt's face, I read
the thoughts that were pacing through
her heart as well as if they had been
contained in a printed page before my
Slowly and wearily she raised her
eyes until they met the young monk's,
when, as quitik as lightning, one of
those electric flashes she knew so well
how to discharge, half voluptuous, half
pitying, caucd him to pnu-e. I could
discern the shudder that passed over
his frame as his cheek grew a shade
paler aud his eyes fell to the stone floor
as he passed on his way.
Bhoda Burt smiled as she caught
tuyeye, but she knew I had her secret.
Later in the day, when the sun was
setting, 1 was standing in tho room
u-uully devoted to postillions, watch
ing Francois, our driver, repair a por
tion of his harness, when I felt a finger
laid upon my shoulder, aud on turning
about confronted Hiother Adolphc.
" 1 woum speak a word with you,
he said, " if you would excuse the in
terruption." I bowed, and stepped after him iu
the corridor. .
" Would you have any objection to
retiring to my apartments?" he akcd,
" I will scarcely detain you a mo
ment." " Certainly uot, " I replied.
" Then, follow me, " he rejoined.
A few steps and I was ushered into
the monk's room. It was a very con
tracted affair, with walls of stoue, and
the light that struggled through the
small window barely enabled one to
read when seated at the fir table that
stood beneath it. A narrow bedstead,
with a blue, earthen jug, stood beside
it. Add a shott bench, and you have
the entire furniture of the apart
ment. " 1 am about to make a request of ,
you, lie began, exhibiting some con
tusion, "and need scarcely say to you
that 1 wodld like you to consider it
1 bowed again, and he proceeded :
" Tho uartv to whom ou belou"
contains a lady who awakens a singular
interest in my mind. lie might have
said " heart, " but that would not have
beeu proper, considering the garb he
wore. " Would you do me tho favor
to writcher address distinctly ?" Here
he produced a card, on which I in
scribed Bhoda Hurt's address. He
gazed at it intently, and theu added :
" Mademoiselle is very like one I havo
frequently seen iu my dreams.1'
1 smiled as I replied : I poiceivc
a monk's habit cannot bar his heart
Ho colored to the ver.ears. "Vou
mistake me, " ho answered, " 'tis not
madouioiscir. loveliness that awakens
my interest, it is simply her resem
blance to a lace that lor ten years has
haunted my dreams. 1 never saw the
original until yesterday."
1'oor ISrother Adolphc, better had
ho dreamed on than met his vision iu
The next day wo left tho homier,
and I havo a distinct recollection of
getting a glimpse of a purple dress
glide past a door of the corridor as I
happened to pass by.
Two weeks more aud wo were enjoy
ing ourselves in Turin. (Jlark Burford
had learned his fate. He bore up bet-
turn troni Europe, wheu i was one
evening passing by the residence of
ilohii Burt, that 1 observed n servant
forcibly ejecting a man from tho door
steps. I stood Htill to observe what
oceurted. when a iiian.oauclu mht f
me. He remained irresolute for a mo
incut, and then accosted mo:
' Surely I am uot mistaken I" ho
exclaimed, holding out his hand.
" Is it possible that I see Urother
" Ah, bah !" he cried. " Adolpho
itry, that is all ; never mind the bro
ther. I suppose you saw that villiau
remove me from that door? Well. I
shall have rcvenge,but noton him. Vou
see a ruined man boloro you, mon
sieur." " Como with mo, " I said, " I would
fain speak with you, " and 1 took him
to my house. When we wero seated I
brought out a bottle of wine, aud waited
until he had half emptied it, when I
said, " Why did you leavo the lmtpic.1
And why did you not speak to me
when I met you iu Turin?"
"Monsieur, " he replied, "I am the
ino-t unhappy man on earth, aud I
ought to he accursed, for I violated my
vows and ran away from a self-imposed
duty to follow that which I should not
have dared even meditate. Do you
know she laughed at me when I plead
ed my vows j for I did plead, as heaven
is my judge, I did I Well, 1 suppose
she found me willing enough to listen
to her words, and fool enough to wor
ship her beauty. It will not, there
fore, lu wonderful to you if I state, in
answer to your iuterrogntories, that I
left tho hutpirf. becaue I was wicked
and a fool, and I did not address you
when wo met at Turin, because I was
then a disgraced man, nod .-ccrccy
was very necessary iu all my move
ments. Let mo sec," he continued,
reflecting, " Mademoiselle has admit
ted me several times to her father's
home. On the last occasion she bid
me depart me, me," he cried, "who
have dishonored myself for her sake.
Ye, she absolutely ordered her menials
to put mo from the house. Ah ! we
shall have revenge.",
' I am very much pained to see and
hear all this, " I answered, lie
slirug 'ed his shoulders.
" Vou will not be offended, I con
tinued, " if I inquire whether you
have need of anything ? Where are
you stopping? Are you well supplied
Adolphe Vitry laughed. " Monks
do not accumulate much money, " he
icplicd. " I scarcely know what it is
to handle money."
I put my baud iu my pocket and
drew out a roll of notes, which I thrust
into his hand.
" Thanks monsieur, " he replied ;
perhaps I may repay you sonic day."
A lew days after I got a note from
Monsieur Vitry, informing mo that he
was going to leave the country.
Twelve years had passed away and
Clark Burford was breathing his last,
when a man was observed hovering
near the carriage that stood in front of
John Burt's residence. By and by the
daughter of the millionaire came trip
ping down tho steps. Tho footman
bowed as he opened tho carriage door.
Just as sho was in the act of stepping
into the barouche there came the sharp,
whip-like report of a pistol, and Bhoda
Hurt fell forward or her face with a
bullet in her heart.
Fleet as a ciccr bounded away
Adolphc Vitry. He did not care to
escape, but ho desired to gain a shel
ter ere he concluded the act ho medi
The populace screamed as they
dashed after the murderer ; but he
at length gained a public houso.
Leaping through tho doorway, he sea
ted himself lit a table, aud before his
hand could bo arrested ho had applied
a pistol to his teir.plo and shot himself
. . . . i ii:.. a
turougu me uraiu. ins ucaiu musi
havo been instantaneous, for he never
moved after ho fell.
ter than I expected he would : but
withal ho was suffering great mental
anxiety. He came to me and uu-
burdened his heart. It distressed mo
to seo his anguish. By this time I
knew the woman who had given lum
so much misery. When I undertook
to reason with him, and try to per
suade him that Uhoda Burt was a
heartless flirt, he would not listen to
" Not a word agaiust her, " he re
plied ; " it may be as you suspect, but
to mo she must ever hu sacred. I can
not bear to hear her associated with
anything that is not good nud true."
A little later and Llark Kurlord
went to his own eouutry. After his
departure 1 would have followed him,
but John Hurt mado mo promise to
continue tho tour with them, stating
that it would bobutii few weeks longer.
I often havo wished that I had de
Wo wero ready to leavo Turin, when
I ouo day passed n man upon tho street
whose faco 1 had seen botoro. 1 puz
zled myself trving to call it to mind,
but it was not until I went to bed, nud
between my waking aud slcentug mo
nie'uts the fact that I had seen Brother
Adolpho flashed on my mind. Ho
must have dosertod his post.
The thought brought painful ro
flections, for if such wore tho caso ho
would probably bo arrested and pun
Hied. Ofeourtc ho could have but
ouo motive, and thut was not difficult
to conmre tend. 1 kopt my eyes on
Bhoda Burt and saw her steal out alono
in ri very suspicious manner; but I
nover spied hor ways, and sho quickly
returned to the hotel.
feet high in half a short lifetime, with
a spread of brandies on the ground
thirty or forty feet in diameter. Some,
times wo seo tho yonng evergreens
transplanted within a singleiyard of a
gravel walk or a carriage drive. If
they grow well, they must soon bo cut
down, shortened iu heavily, or suffered
to close iip the passage before many
years. It will be boit, therefore, al
ways to give ample space between the
borders of roads and walkn and plan
lations of trees because their forms'
will always be fullest and most per
fectly developed nearest to such open
passages, and wc do not wish to spoil
the best forms by cutting out, and lay
open the bare steins and meagre bran
ches of the trees beyond them.
" When shall wo begin to thin out?
What rule shall wo adopt for it?"
Answer If you wish your ticcs to
grow up with perfect, rounded heads,
or with rich, grand, broad-spreading
branches, nover allow two adjacent
trees to touch each other at the ex
tremities of their longest limbs. If
you wish to have a group of two or
three or moie stems, supporting tops
that shall form one rounded mass, they
may of course be nearer, but
other tre s should give this rounded
mas plenty of space. The same re
mark applies to a belt, copse or con
turned mass of trees. Country Gentle
(From the Tltuslll Kvenlng l'rcs..)
ri'lie cash must accompany all tales
anil poetry published in this depart
J ho lollowing extract is a portion ot
a thrilling story of love, rovenge, ben
zine and dry holes that the local editor
received yesterday, from a talented
young writer, whose literary is iu tho
cuidaut, and is now beginning to
twinkle ubove the hills of Bed Hot.
Our usual custom heretofore has been
to publish original talcs at our regulur
advertising rates of so much per line,
and as we are determined not to deviate
from this rule, wc only print ns much
of the story as four dollars and thirty
cents enclosed by tho fair authoress
will pay for :
THE SILVER MONKEY Wit EN (.'It ;
THE LOST HULL WHEEL.
A Tah of the Pijie Line, and Trumt
The late September twilight was
loath to leave the faintly starred, dim
blue heaven. Wafts of delicious fra
grance floated down over the town of
Titusville from the sweet scented acid
works, the hillside brewery, the golden
jungles of sun-flowery and dew covered
patches of sour kraut iu ihe raw. Low
above the ragged lino of forest that
fringed Ken's Hill, hung the young
Two lovers stood at the garden gate.
The woman's face is fresh and fair as
that of the.Sistiuc Madonna, aud from
the same cause paint, laid on by a
master hand. Vou can (if not near
sitrhted') see distinctly the lustrous
richness of her hazel eyes, as the
PLA N fi xcTxe W " ( JJtO urns .
Ornamcntal trees, when fet out iu
new plantations, arc commonly only a
few feet high, even if they are ulti
mately to grow to u spread of fifty feet
in diameter. If tho owner gives thcni
their full allotted space nt tho com
mencement, the surface nt Ins ground
will remain bald and unshaded for ma
ny years. Hence it is common to set
them out more thickly, with the inten
tion nf thinning out as they begin to
encroach upou each other. This will
answer well, provided tho owner is
sure ho will give them tho necessary
thinning m time. .Such kinds as ma
ples, black walnut, chestnut, honey
locust, linden, Ac, if only six or toven
feet high when taken from the nurse
ry rows, may bo set temporarily with
in ten feet ot each other, mid during
tho first six or seven years they will
uot encroach upon each other, at tho
Himo time that an agiecable amount
of foliage and shado will bo soon uffor-
ded by tl cm, Hut I lie tiimcultv is,
thov will bo left to stand too loug ;
and the full, rounded, natural symme
try of tho heads mil bo likely to bo
seriously interfered willi before they
are cut away. There is another diffi
culty by tho timo that tho owner has
fully mado up Ins mind to thin out,
ho will find that sumo of his family
have come to no such conclusion, and
their luces aro marked with mmg
expressions of Brief whonovcr tho ex
ecutioner's axe is proposed for their old
favorites, hither the Handsome dc
velopemout and beauty of his trees,
around his dwelling, or tho beauty of
tho smiling human countenances within
It, mut bo sacrificed, if ho ever plants
his trees thickly in tho lnt plneu.
Wo adviso every one, therefore, to
look carefully before he sets out many
trees closely together around his nowly
oreetod houso. Wo not unficquontly
seo tho largest kinds of both decid ions
honestly and fairly, as ho would a
(scientific proposition, the ovldcnces al
ready in existence, and that, with an
honest desiro to know tho truth, ho
had utterly failed in finding it.
f. They may further claim that
Prof. Tyndall's test, if tried mid tri
umphant, would add weight to the evi
dence already in existence. F.lsc they
might pertinently nsk him: What
good? They may loll him that if he
looks arouud him he may sec a greater
miracle before his cycijthcro would
bo his proposed test, if successful. He
might see, when the grace of fiod had
taken some poor degraded drunkard
out of the gutter, and tnnsformed him
into a kind husband and father, a good
citizen jiud an upright man. He
might hear tho praises of (toil from
lips that lately blasphemed " that wor
thy name, " and seo the bright, gentle
beams of peace and lovo and joy iu the
eyes that lately gleamed with brutality,
or lust, or malignity. Ho might see,
not a mero physically sick man cured,
hut u diseased and corrupted nature
transformed to moral health and vigor
by the marvelous touch of the great
physician, who can
"Minister to a mind dcscaicd,''
0. Tho miracles that were wrought
by Christ, were performed at tho mo
tion of lhs own will, and not at the de
mand of those around htm. Ho
wrought upon nature and controlled
nature's laws, as the God of nature
ami the controller of tho Jaws, not as a
magician or trickster, to show His
skill to the spectators. Hence, when
the Pharisees required a sign Ho gave
them none, knowing that " if thoy be
lieved uot Moses and the prophets,
neither would they ho persuaded
through ono rose from tho dead." In
like manner Christians may well de
cline to entertain tho proposition of
Prof. Tyndall, which, after all is only
the echo of the old Jewish cry. "Wo
would see a sign."
I close here, not for lack of matter,
hut be;ause I would not trespass any
more upon your space. J. W.
light of the new moou falls aslant
slightly aquiliuo nose. The man is
liaud.-ome, tco ; tall and symmetrical as
a telegraph pole, well-shaped, and
mujcuiar as the sheet iron statue of
William Shakespeare or the Parshall
Opera House, and with a faco of grace
ful contour, slightly oval, like that of
a Hubbard squash. It is Klsie Do
Ferguson's voice that comes over the
gate and breaks tho stillness of the
" Aud so, Paul, you have signed tho
contract not to drill any moro wells for
thirty days ?"
"Vesl yes I of course I have," ho
murmurs, as he takes her hand in his
while murmuring his words, aud at tho
Bamo timo removing a chaw of fino cut,
which ho slyly hides on the gnto post,
and stoops to kiss her wluto lorotiead
that glimmers in too mooniignt.
" But, what are you going to do lor
a living, Paul V" asked the unsuspec
J'.lsic did not sec the sinister sumo
that flitted over Paul's faco as ho heard
her question, nor did sho catch the
muttered words, " three qucous beat
one pair, " that fell from his lips.
This is all ol the ahovo interesting
tory that will appear in these columns.
Wc regret it is tlio case, hut it's busi
ness, and if wo commenced any relax-
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ation from our rulcSj uret nunc,
Joaquin Miller, Fanny Fern and Walt
Whitman would nil our columns chuck
t.,1 , a i
up every day. j no puono musi no
protected, tuiu unless we receive ano
ther installment of very hard (looking)
cash tho reader may consider tho tule
PBOF. TYNDALL'S PHAYEB
If no other rcspouso to your editor
ial on this subject reaches you, permit
mo to ofl'cr u suggestion or two why
Pi of. Tyudull's professed test is "more
objoctional than tho combined and si
multaneous praying recommended by
tho English Association " :
1. Christians beliovo that tho ovi
deuces of tho truth of C'hristiuuity al
ready in existence aro amply bufheient
to convince any holiest iuquircr after
2, Thoy profess to hove cxaniiued
theso evidences nud to havo arrived at
n knowledge of tho truth, mid that any
man euu mid will " know of tho doe-
trino " who will search for it in tho
II. They believe that prayer is a po
litlfiii fur needed bUsiiif.: offered to
(Jod bv those who ludiovn llo can hear
aud answer thorn, mid th.it it would ho
consistent neither with their duty nor
God's dignity to turn it into an entire
ly different channel anu lor nu entirely
different object, at tho suggestion of n
A FLOGGING BY PROXY.
Jinny years ago, thcrclived in a beau
tiful littfo country town in North Ala
bama, a genial, warm-hearted old gen
tleman, Judge 11 , well known
throughout the state as well for his
distinguished ability as his marked
generosity aud congeniality. Anioug
his chattlc possessions was a negro
named Jake, or as he was more fa
miliarly called Uncle Jake, and there
never lived a more provoking old
darky; for Uncle Jake, although a fa
vorite, had many weaknesses, and
among others ho was particularly re
gardless of truth, to such an extent
iu fact that occasionally the good old
judge found it necessary to punish
him. It was thceustom iu thoso days
for the town constable to administer a
Hogging for a consideration whenever
tho master was disinclined to officiate,
and the constable of this particular
town had a severe reputation lor profi
ciency among the darkies w had
uuw mid theu been so unfortunate as to
come under his hands.
Jake, although he had never been
there, was well posted, nud hail a great
repugnance to Massa CI , who was
tho incumbent at that time. Oil one
occasion, during the Christmas days,
while the old judge was quite severely
indisposed, Uncle Jake had been guil
ty of a misdemeanor, and punishment'
was deemed necessary, so the judge
wrote a note to the constable about as
Mr. G : Please give the bearer
thirty-nine lashes and charge to
me. Juiioe II.
Calling on Undo Jake, the judge
ordered him to carry tho note to G ,
who would give him n grubbing hoe.
Jako started off up town, but his
suspicious were aroused. Hu couldn't
of tall aud alcndcr build, dark hair
and dark eyes, nud palo complexion; sens
and ho might by some bo called hand- "
some, whilo by others he would be 1)0 til
pronounced good looking. His father rathe
is a German nobleman, and one of the whiel
wealthiest in that country, while his hut
several brothers are distinguished offi- Theri
ccrs of the German army. I tho hi
lite name of Wimpfcu figured con- tendd
spicuously in tho late war, ns almost In dil
any one will recollect. Count Wimp- tion
fen, tho subject of this sketch, wn " I
himself (.'iiL'.'iL'Pil in thf. r.ir. nnil u-nu (Ifl l
wounded tu the foot nt the battlo of will
cedui,. He has a splendid education, sako
having, obtained it at the celebrated " I
I niversity at Bonn, lie speaks flucn-1 tor, "
tly iTcneh, Spanish, and Italian, un- alway
ucrsianus itrcck and Jatin, and Ins
Hngli.li is passable. He is an ac
complished sportsman and talented mu
sician, lie came to this country
fourteen months ago, and tlio cause of
his leaving homo was a rupture with
Ins parents. After tho close of the
Franco-Prussian war, ho lived a very
fast life, passiug most of his time at
tho public gaming tables of Wiesbaden
and Hadcn-Hadcn, where he squandered
away his fortune, which was at large
one, and ran considerably into debt.
'This wild and reckless course of life,
to use an Americanism, caused a
home, ( tionnryj
u.iy s wi
to get iti
I ,11. 1 MM
ous row with the old folks al
and ton I mini nniltntn.l in tnl-n tl... 1 I,.,:-
advico of tho sage of Chapaqua, and " at a pi
camo est. His father gave him that he
S8000 and letters of introduction (o
men of prominence in tlio country,
among whom were Gons. Sheridan,
Sigcl and others.
Upon his arrival in New York,
Count Wimpfcu began spending the
eight thousand dollars in his usual
spendthrift manner. Ho visited
Washington for a couplo of months.
and then took a trip through the South
ern states. His money finally ran out.
nd the next wc bear of him is in
Mexico, where, ou account o f his rank
and family papers, letters, etc., he ob-
lainca a captaincy iu tlie .Mexican ar
my uuder Juarez, with whom he be
came an intimate friend. At tho bat
tle of Zacatccas, itf March last, ho was
taken prioner by the enemy, from
whom, ut Matamoras, by extraordinary
running, he managed to escape. He
travelled on foot to Galvoton, Texas,
sleeping on tho open prairc at night
and getting his food wheu opportunity
afforded, from tho ranoheros. After
suffering innumerable hard ships ho
reached New Orleans, whero he raised ' ness tha
the wiLd by giving a piano concert, seen dis
at which over 800 pcrsous were present. 1 sheet
1 ho noble wanderer then visited Chi- He wi
cago, and thou proceeded to tho North- office an
em Pacific railroad, upon which ho rooms.
was employed tor somo weeks, but for loud void
some unaccountable reason could not Ott dote
get any pay tor what ho did. JIo fell before ei
sick at 1-ort McLean, without a cent of and, plac
money anu among strangers, uapt. mounted
H. Johnson, of the steamer Silver Lake throuL'h
i i ti t t . . . '
anu who is a wuoio-souied ami nucrai
heartcd man, becamo acquainted with
the Count, and becoming deeply in
terested in his adventurous history, ho
assisted him all that ho possibly could.
hen the silver Lake camodowu tho
river to ioux City, Captaiu Johnson
took the Count with him as a first-class
passenger, and never charged him a
cent. On the strength of his person
aud the friendship of the Captain, he
obtained a free railroad pass to Omaha,
where ho arrived two weeks ago, pen
niless, of course. Here, by good luck,
ho found employment asa draughtsman
iu the city engineer's office for two
weeks. Not getting moro work, he
canio to St. Louis. When he will, he
can draw on his father at any timo for
any reasonable amount if he wants to
go home ; but, having becomo attached
to America, and having nn iudepeu
dent spirit, ho intends to amuse him-1
self u whilo longer by " roughing it "
iu the new world.
in it a md
understand whnt the judge wanted
with n grubbing hoc at Christmas time,
nnd his conscience was not ns clear as
it Nhould havo been. Tho result of his
suspicion was that the truth suddenly
flashed upon him ho was to bo whip
ped. Seeing a schoolboy approaching,
lie took out tho uoto and said
" Massa Hob, what is dis nolo ? Got
so many dis morning 1 got 'em mixed.
'the boy read tho note and explained
its contents to .rake, who whistled aud
laughed to himself as a bright idea
struck him. Calling a negro boy, who
was near, Jake said :
" Hoy, docs you want to mako a
" ) course 1 does.
" Well, take dis note down dar, to
Massa G an' git a grubben hoe,
and I wait here 'till you comes baek,
an den i gives you n quarter.
Tho boy hurried off to accomplish
his errand, aud iu due course delivered
the note to G , who took him into
tho yard, locked tho gate, and pro-.
eeeded, despite tho boy's protestations
ot innocence, to administer tlio desired
flogging, whilo Jako hurried off home,
chuckling over tho, happy result of
what might have been serums biiMnc.-s
That evening, tho judgo called liim
up, and inquired :
" Jake, did you get tho grubbing
"No, massa ; I gave n boy n quarter
to fotch dat nolo to Massa G, mid
I spec ho got dat hoo. "
A COUNT IN ST. LOUIS.
(St. Louis Itcpubllcan.) ,
In Now York a nobleman was re
cently found earning un houest liveli
hood as a horse-ear eondur'or ; while a
count was discovered iu Boston nuking
his daily bread by giving music le-s
ous. Similar instances have occurred
iu nil the large Eastern cities. It i.s
tint HtraiiL'n. thunifore. that St. Louis
should bo houorod with tho presence plained Brimmer, " that when the death
nf a Gorman Count at tho present of au individual is announced, I want
THK XKW DKPAHTMKNT IN
THE MOBNING GLOBY." ,
IIV MAX ADELElt.
J. Alfred Brimmer, Esq., editor nnd
proprietor of tho ' Moruing Glory,'
having observed tho disposition of,
persons who have been bereaved of
their relatives to give expression to
their feelings iu n poetical form, re
flected that it might perhaps bo a good
thing to introduce to his paper a de
partment of obituary poetry. Ho con
sidered whether if, when an individual
inserted fifty cetits' worth of death
notices, the establishment should con
sider gratuitously half n dollar's worth
of mortality stanzas, his paper would
uot at once becomo tho most popular
vehicle for the conveyance of that pe
culiar form of melancholy intelligence
to the public. And Mr. Hritir.ner
rightly estimated that, as most news
paper readers, beoiu to take a deeper
interest in such sepulchral cows th.iti
iu information ofauy other kind, the
journal containing tho largest supply
would havo the greatest number of sub
So Mr. Wrimtner dctorinincd that ho
would, us an experiment nt any rate,
engage nu obituary poet for a short
time, with the purpose of giving him
permauout employment if tho plau
seemed to take with the public. Ac
cordingly ho sent for Mr. Beniington
Ott. a constructor of vorsec, who had
frequently contributed to tlio columns i Th pu.-y'i
ol ' Tho Morning Glory " poeiua of what T)l0 fou)lf
wniil.l havo been consiuorcu dv a lasu- no v
dious student of English literature an . The
aud revolutionary eharae-1 this bald
a stick, tfc
aud that I
over the I
did tbia i
He wore I
" This I
' ot an iued
used as al
ished by :
print this I
that it wnl
that your I
Ami 'In hlal
.Mill 11.1 K(
un: no ii
, And mi iiuJ
Mr. Briiutucr soon effected an en
gagement with the bard, by which it
was agreed that Mr.'Ott should take a
po-itiou iu the office for n short time,
and whenever a death. noticonrrived he
shnuld immediately endeavor to griud
out some erecs expressive of the situ
ation. ' You understand, Mi. Ott, " ex-