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HERE AND THERE
.1o.noci: am w.-ikt-helts are the 'latest
igonv amun-r the would-be conspicuous
girls of the period.
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Ox one point public opinion seem to
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be unanimous. Knoek-kneed girls should
-corn the present fashions.
"What does ' Good Friday1 mean?" .
asked one schoolboy of another. "You 1
had better go home and
' Robinson Crusoe." '' was the withering
. V . Ti i .
lowed to travel in the interior of China,
what a splendid new field is thus unex-
peetedly opened for the lite insurance,
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lightning-rod and sewing-machine men
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Dk. Makv Wai.kkr expresses the
pinion that if women were to suddenly
:ake to wearing short, jaeketsand sailor -
Xnw tllll tdl'l'liriuiiv !iro 'IT !KI M -
via trousers, in tnree nionins ineir new i
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jrarb would excite no special attention
n the street.
.kahax, Sgcd j
Mastku I f aii ut Shan.
-ix, is a Washington "
lie is able to repeat verbatim any thing
that ?s road to him and is gifted with ;
wonderful elocutionary powers. The ;
ad is now in the hands of the stage
manager of tin; National Theater.
Sinck the column of Vendome has
been finished no less than three tricolor
lags placed on top of it, pending the
restoration of the statue of the First Xa-
ooleon. have been worn away by wind
and weather. it is calculated that the
.v,ienee..,nee!ed vith .entVoldin to
renewthe tlags will shortly equal the .
value of the contemplated
ated st-ittie i
Dickens, in his "American Notes,11
published thirty years ago, described a
prisoner in the Eastern Penitentiary at
Philadelphia, whose solitary confine
ment the great novelist lamented. This
person, Charles Landheimer, still lives,
Krsi'isms Si.aton. of Fayette County. I ..,..1 .1 1 . . . . . - ' " " F'iiinnv:ir ne joined a eoin-
, '.' . , 1 l'- ' they ImUa nmcliinu made tor trial v n:lllv jf volunteer- -md was im-inimous-
t la., ( escribed ius a stout and vigorous ! ,rns .m,j ..i,tl-M. -md there were e ' u 1 , 1 1 1 - mnicu.-, aim v. aMm.tnimous-
,,' , , ., , 101 , cun- 'mu Ulll,b-M-' ll,tl ulLlt ,(- One Schmidt, who was a knife-maker. , v elected Cantain When the war was
.ild man. has children, lb by Mrs. hr..,vnv women with he-tw nktok The ' v ltl , 1 1 . y uuiui 411.1111. uikh uit w.a .b
. . i,-i., . ""'in u .un nca-vi, piioi. 1 ne AihI they tried it on a body or tw , and 1 nv(1- b,. returned to hU il.l bnbie
Slaton lrstand 12 by the present 111- : 0Miels who a-arded the orison were so 1 1 " . 1 ,.ii,i.i . 1 ' Uinea,
.mnh(.Mt J .T" , .1 1 1 i 10,1,1,1 11 worketl su W( 11 lll:lt t,uT and was looked upon as one of the most
lt the av of 75. He has just been sent -
.nick fo b's old uuarters for the ,'lxlh '" "r irieud of t lie hate.l noble.
ime.f.'theofi'enseofstealing-a pas-! or nHl' or the hated rich
1,0 i-o,,. i.;,; frm,,re ilVL,,i- lf "ved at all it. that city of
IWIl 111. W litl iv j'- Hi" J1 " - -
:han half of his life. ;
In Ce-Ion, says the Methodist, large
tine is first attached to each of these pe
culiar laborers, and he is then sent up a '
tree, where lie is said to select suitable j
fruit with great discrimination, and to j
twist the nut round and round until it
.ill- iti. ii-i-nn ml t'-titi ciif'(i's;ivn
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tall of a nut is nailed by the hairy worker j
above with a jump and a chuckle of sat-
ipes are now regularly employed to pun . - ' U,'),l 100,000. He married his first wife sion to his pator: He said that a lew house there at all times, and three
1 0 . , (tar better King than those who had 1 . ' . . ,
ocoauuts. 1 nose animais are impoii-i . in 1S1', from whom lie was divorced. 1 moiuns ueiore ins arrest no was great 13- : unit tne liouselioia altairs sliouht oe e
t-d from Aeheen in batcnes, and are 9 1 lis second wife, tlu; contestant in the embarrassed 111 his financial afiah's. He 1 ducted always precisely as thov
, 1 11 1 . , . ;iw;m;iuiMranT migm can now-a- , , , , , , t . , ... , , 1 " ,
marched around the plantations In then ! . i case, Iiore him ten children, and from ; went to New ork one tiav to tiw and ! been during his own lite-tune: and
, , . ,- , tlays a gent lenianlv, amiable man. Willi 1 ' , 1 , ,? . ,
iwners, wno let tnem out onnue. j-v - ; j,,,,. .. so .vas . vorci-d. he th rd 1 oorrow 'some ; money 01 a irientt. lie ; charge wen nign outweighed the inn
isfaction. ,,,., .,in 1 . 1 1 of his property to five children by a i fervently that the money was a provi- accustomed houi, under the old but-
, , . , 1 , . 1 seattoid lor the thronging mob to look 1 1 j , ; , - , , ,
Boston fashionables have invented, 0 0 j woman, Mary Medonigal ; and two ; dential aid sent to him, he returned a lor's sujiervision, and as the viands
'he diagonal waltz, which is said to j lIun m j equal parts to a child Iiy one Maiy K. prayer of thanks to Cod and put the grew cold his silent subordinates wait-
have unusual mathematical beauties, j 1 his poor king had left behind I,Iln f V:iltn. His whole property is divided ' suddenly acquired wealth in his pocket. : ed, tnrys in hand, at the back of the
The stage directions are: Begin at the I 5,1 1,1C prison a son, whom he J1"'1 ; ito sjxly eqmil portions and is appor- ! The first one of the bills he used was re- i empty chairs during the full time ap
topof the bust line forming the letter W, j taught, as he best couhl in those dreary j om.d ij.twoen all the living children, I turned to him as being a counterfeit, j pointed for each meal. I have stopped
and complete the letter without turning ' l'"son hours, arithmetic and geogra- j wlielIl(1. legitimate or illegitimate. All j Thou it was that he yielded to the there for dinner, tea or to spend the
your partner; back and advance diag- P1'!- Do you think the boy ever for- (ii( l..ljlns f t1(1 mneroi7s legatees are J thought of raising money on the conn- night, many a time, in company with
mally at an angle of about 45 degrees, j jt tl'se le.-sons or over forgot the sor- ;l(ijust(Hl with the exception oF those of terfeit bills, with the intention of re-! one of the younger brothers, or with
Meanwhile hug 3011 r partner as closely j 1W 11,111 tno luml waibngsof his moth- tjic secom wjf0j AVj,0 ,10W coineS in and i deeining thein as rapidly as possible J some relation of the f amity, or alone,
is she will permit, and proj'ect 3'our el- i c," tm! ul'Pn) when the Kmr went out ( c.auls to tj,e wiiou :im! hoiue H repentml tearfulty of his misstep, j as the case niay be, and I have some
bow at an acute angle into the stomach j ,lis hlooity death? j j,cc-.s to i,,. tic js hardly j and prayed that his brethren would as- j times met others there. But our eom
of vour awkward fellow or anxious 1 A little after this those crazy ones, ' ,1. ., si ... sm.(.,,,.d. as the sist him in righting the wrong he had ing or not was a matter of indifference.
mamma who seeks to interfere. The j
diagonal waltz oilers a rare opportuni
t3 for a short cut into the affections of
1113- susceptible yxnmg woman.
A sinoui.ai: ease is reported from
Brooklyn. A woman was badly fright-
ined by a c-at some months previous- to ,
ihe birth of her child. That child proved
o be a girl, and is now eighteen years ,
of age and married. During her girl- I
hood she gave no evidence of being af- j
footed by her mother's fright, except- !
ing, indeed, a propensity to chase mice J
and sit on the bao'ard fence and yowl ;
a little on moonlight ingms; out,
strange to relate, since the birth of her
own baby she alwtrys lifts it out of its
crib by the back of its neck with her
A cask of poisoning, in a family who '
drank water from galvanized pipes, is '
t i . 1 s-m r v 1 .
per collars, covered with zinc white,
have caused eruptions on the neck, and
ihere is a case in Alleghany County, Pa.,
of a little girl's being poisoned by chew
ing an old paper collar which is worse
taste than eating snails. The galvan
ized water pipes are so extensivety used
that probably a liberal per cent, of dis
eases which doctors assert come from
father and grandfather are imbibed at
the kitchen faucet.
reported oy a t'ortland (Ale.; pirysician. ner wum ineir own oiead-Kinves m me entirelv concealin"- the fact that he was
The zinc in the lining of the pipes oxi- street. aeting'tho part of husband to six wives
dized, and anatysis of the water showed These mad people had such a thirst and had a C0I0113- of twent3'-eight chil
x dangerous per cent, of zinc. Even pa- j for blood! dren is a mystery. The charge of in-
A Dark Bit of History.
When that tempest of madness first
-swept through the streets of Paris (in
' '1U re'u ot ou,s T.), lL drove the
crazed people, m nerds to gnu meir ven
geance upon tho-e who were keeping
captives in chains within the great pris-
' 011 of t llastilo. It was indeed a grim
' :lmI dismal-looking building upon this
j horders 0 Paris, with ..biggish water
around it. and its door was entered hy
a draw-bridge. 1 oward the frowning
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I wans 01 mis prison (tnere is oniy a lau
bronze column upon the .spot now) the
populace of the
city rushed headlong,
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, with whate.er weapons thev could lav
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ItllllK lllwill I ,1 It r 1 1 1 f J f.wil.- tli. in- li..it-
........o t,w... wu.u.uMum.nniu1. - ,u -
1 ers, stable-men their torks, carters their
nea oaken MaKes, carpenters tneir
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they could hardly make any opposing
fight at all. The governor of the prison,
'seeing what mad rage he must encouu-
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ter, would have blown up the huge
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building altogether, and had actually
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( hud the match to do so, but the soldiers
j rebelled and forced him to surrender.
; Then the raging mob ilowed in, and
t IK limine rf in nnmilii'j fii-i- 4li.il
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mu.-u unu wore ine unuorm 01 me King
were smitten to death, and dungeon- i
'gates were unlocked, and
gates were unlocked, ami prisoners
, ti, ,
staggered out who had not seen the day
lozens .and scores ot years.
A I 11 ! 1 1 1 1 T M I iril-i M.l t" ...lll.l-lll C-l.lif Af
"v.uaiuu u i n.in nni-nu ai"lll Ul
'b'ing down one of the great stair-ways,
"no ne ua. Mraigmway seizeil upon oy
those who believed her to be a daughter'
of the governor, and would have been
burned in the court-yard had not a few
generous .soldiers stolen her away ami
secreted her until the sack was over.
.... w ..iwii.-i, i.,, nan a ui.n
and the King's friend, they cut oil' his
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"l " l'" "C bU CfL ; aim
dtnvn t poured the mad, re-j
JoltI!1 r:l"0leJ laying many another as :
it. and carrying the trophies j
m-gory heluls on pikes, orl
is on .-haling dishes carried bv
As it was that day so it was 011 many
a da3" thereafter, and for many a week
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ieolution, 111 great dread and danger.,
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1 hero was not much feeling at the
poseil to vield to the opinions of those
who had been his old advisers.
bv their ob.iin.-icv. liriiiir!d. Itim verv
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soon 10 griet. Ihe people forced linn
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tu 111.11, iiim uiuiu ;is ;i jlui ccu con-
His head, too, fell before
who were governing France so madly
in this time.gave over this prince to the
care of a shoemaker and his wife, to
whom they furnished a lodgment in tho
prison for this purpose; and UM13- did
this in order, as they said that the !
bringing up of the IJ03- might be as low .
a- that of tiie lowest of the people. Poor j
boy! poor prince!
A little later, Marie Antoinette, the
Queen, was taken out of her dungeon
to go to trial. They called it a trial, for
the sake of decency: but I think they
knew how it would end before they ealled
on her to appear. If the nidges before
whom she stood had said she was inno
cent and must go free, I am sure that
the wives of the wine-sellers, and the
fish-women, and the hags of Paris would
have snatched her away and carried her
off to execution, if they had not slain
1. il. 1 1 1 i I.
It was better, perhaps,thatthe judges !
should say the Queen must be beheaded j
(as they did), than that these wild wo-
men should cut her in pieces.
She certainly died an easier death by
the guillotine. '
You don't know what a guillotine is?
It is simpty a great knife sliding in
grooves between two upright posts,
which 113- its fall severs the head from
the bocty in an instant ; and it is the
. o ",v- -"j-,- v. , ,,. n,: :inu oeo )ie caueo it at nrsi 1
fn-( Mimiii-t I niii YVI ".! Ii. iv.i.- .1
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IIViL illlll 11 1WI I. IM llliLi.LtItl.JtIWIJI''-
j most humane way of executing capital
j punishment if there bt- any humanity
about it. "
The machine w.t called Guillotine.
after a Dr. Guillotin, who, in ihe French
Assembly in 1711, proposed a better way
of cutting oil" people's heads than the
-,- w:iy i) uoio- it by an a ; which he
said was a clumsy way, and clunky
headsmen sometimes mad,! bad work of
it. Hut Dr. Guillotin was not the in-
mentor, as some books will tell you: nor
did he lose his own head by it, as other
books will tell you.
In 1791', the question of finding some
. m.XY w.,y of (.XCcution was referred to
J)r ntoine 1 ouis the Seeref-irv of tee
'im 111 liUU1, ' 1,11 ' u,tI'll ut -
11 t? l - 1 I 1 - 1
nll(1r(. OI surgeons, mid lie adVlSCd
such a method a had been hinted -it bv
, s' 11 a iiRuiou .i- n.iu in(,i iiwiuo .11 in
, Dr Cuillnth. t ie rear before Sr. tl.,.n
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lim J,r- '
didn't ivi.nt it or mkt; iL (Webster's
r:lbridged Dictionary, which is so rare-
v wroii"- makes a mistake in -ivinr ho
, l UH)llr, lll.lKl.s .1 IlllM.lKL 111 S.l!! Il(
I (n,i invent it
So the neoole went b-ek on the n-m e
i lih. ptopie in o..lk on nit, n.in.c
,,f Dr. C.uillotin-all because a poet of
' that day had made some jingling rhymes,
, ', v.hich the honor had been referred to
The real truth is, that a machine like
i ;t i,.Hi i,(ipn ,,..,l(s ; Tt-.h- (;,,,,., iu-o
' 'uoa, two
hun(h,.tl ye:u,s before . :iml 5n j.:n,.lllllf
lt Halifax, and in Scotland, at Kdin-
!w,"B"'""M ui.iu .v innnuni u.ii d ii-
I .,,i-.r i in.iv. thou .1 I. nil, .n. .... I wi
j fuIV Tho Scotch people had ealled it
; ( 'rjl0 7i:li(i(M1."
It is a dreadful machine, and docs
very quick work, as i know; lor 1 Have
myself .seen a man's head taken oil' by
it; and I never wish to. -ee such a sight
again. Donald (i. Mitchell, in St. Xick-
, olns jl)r snvemher.
: ine binger viu uase.
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As the Ward will cae in Detroit
aws to a clo.e. another will cave looms
fMi more curious ami complicated,
'1 involving nearly three times as
nuu,. The will which is now
about to be contested is that of Isaac
1 Al. Singer, the inventor of the. Singer
. sewing-inaehine. anil the contest is
made by his secon.l wife. Mary Ann
Singer, known as Mary Ann Foster.
It appears, from the preliminary hear-
ing, that Mr. Singer was a model po-
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many paramours, and twentv-eight
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children, and he leaves a iorttino ot
wife, Isabella F.ugenia Singer, whom he
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wno is 1 no residuary legatee under me
. will, bore him six children, and to her
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land them he left the bulk of his for-
tune. He also provides in his will $15,-
000 for the use of two children by a wo-1
man, Maria Halev; two equal portions
will seems in reality to be an unusually
iust one. The third wife is aeknowl-
edged as his wife'throughout the will, !
:m'i ....... r(..rni-el as his wife thminrh 1
:l ull series of ears. JCveiy one of
j,;s children, both legitimate and illcnt- ,
jn,;ito, are also acknowledged 13 his
mvn munc in the will, and the propertv
is equitably divided among them. The j
trial will bo one of extraordinarv inter- 1
est, growing out of tho complex circuni- j
stances surrounding the case. During!
his life, Mr. Singer sustained a good j
reputation. He was a church member, j
and rave liberally to reli'-'ious enter-
prises, and was esteemed as a moral '
man by the whole eonimunitv. No sus-1
nicions attached to him duriti"- life, and !
11 is not until alter his oeatn mat it ap
pears his life was an thing but an irre-
, proachable one. How he succeeded in
sanity brought against him can hardly
hold unless the curious and very rare
fact of acknowledging and providing by
will for illegitimate children is a proof
of insanity. Most people, however, will
be inclined to credit this to a sense of
kindness, generosity, and impartial jus
tice on the part of the testator, and will
nflVjnt". it. rur-i'iicf liic nnlvnrn.mrma frm
duct. It will certainly go far to sustain j
the soundness and equity of his will. j
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: A Counterfeiter in the Role of a Sunday-
Port Jervis ,'N. Y.) Correspondence N. Y.
About the time the war broke out
there came tot his place a man by the
name of Ira S. Hush, lie was of splen
did ohvsiuue. of more than ordinary
culture, :uul Jl:l(I :m interesting familv.
' engaged ; business as a "carriage
manufacturer. Professing the deepest
lvi;oiotls convictions, he " soon took a
, ,.ljniin(MlL p((.sitin in church circles,
.lU)i .,.,..,. superintendent of the Sab-
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fIIl ;, , :
1 1 wv iMm.i.. uiii" tjti au itii.m lit
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i the mystery of the winsome order, he
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ix.rs (,f u. order m this vicinity. In the
T il'flllllltllllJ Ytl.k.l til 4 I . i L'f.fktw... v. . . 1 -I f
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i the unbounded eontidenee of the entire
i In iht; p.hv .irt of ls07 C.l))t liuh
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cOllllIlL'Ilced lllllKll)'' tO Ill's thl'OUglltllC
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adjoining counties, ostensibly on mat-
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ters pertaining to his business. Soon
' thereafter the Sections visited by him
I beanie Hooded with counterfeit money.
i P.,r., qui -,,i q-o i.;n.
banks, amounting to thousands of dol
lars, were found in almost every town
w n- , ,
, 1M .sulhvan C Hunty, and m every case
th(; 1)ossessol. of .ouhl tl,ue ;t. re
j ceipt back to the hands of Capt. liush.
.iany oi inese were reiui
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ned to him,
and he redeemed them, always sending
them his pious regrets that he had in
nocently been the cause of such aunoy-
ance to his coiTcspondents. lint the
; f;U.t ti,.lt u,0 passing of so many of
these counterfeits was traced to him
, .imncii nci. ;..;. ti... m;,i.- ..
j tain persons that the captain was not
! issuing them innocently, and they had
i him arrested. So great was the regard
ir ana commence m imsn among ine
11H'()PI'! 'h-rv that the arrest
i 1('1 P; t
Pus citizen. I he uev. Dr. laircluld,
1 " l tho 1 re.oylenau church,
denounced the parties active in produc
ing the arrest as conspirator-, and
pledged tho support of the church in de-
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icmiing his honor and integrity. 1 he
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ev,'r :uul accumulated so fast, that
niany of his church brethren wavered
' in t heir faith, and stood nloot" from t lie
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; ue im:ui made 1110 mowing annus-
was unsuccesstul, and was getting on a
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feny-boat, with a heavy heart, to take a i lived in Richmond, where he was en
train for home, when he kicked his foot ' gaged in manufacturing, and after the
against a package which lay on the ' death of the father the old house sto I
deck. He picked it up, and upon open- tenanfiess, but open as before. Its
inir it he was overcome with amazement
t tmd that it contained .-evoral thou-
sand dollars in bank-notes. Believing
beon unable to resit the temptation of
coinmitting. Dr. Fairehild accepted
Bush's story as the true confession of a
sorely tempted and truly penitent fel-
low-man, and assured him of his heaiH
co-operation in settling the difficulty.
'But a large part of the .doctor's emigre-
gat ion refused to entertain the idea, and
the result was a serious split in the
church, and the final withdrawal of Dr.
Fairehild from the charge.
Meanwhile the prosecution of ('apt.
Bush was pressed, but owing to the ef-
forts of Dr. Fairehild and many promi-
ont citizens of Fort Jervis, all thecouu-
forfeit bills that Bush had passed were
secured and destroyed, and the trial de-
laved for nearly four years. At last
! Bush's case was brought before the
court at Monticello, and despite the ab- ;
sence of positive evidence against him :
thanks to his pastor and friends he !
was convicted. But owing to the good
character the prisoner had succeeded in
showing to the court, and the peculiar j
circumstances connected with the case, J
he was sentenced to but two years' im
prisonment in the State Prison
As soon as his time -was out, Capt.
Bush returned at once to Port Jervis
and resumed business at his old stand.
He gave out that he returned to live
clown his misfortune and show his
Mends that their confidence had not
been misplaced. He pushed his busi
ness with more than wonted vigor, and :
it was not long before he regained muck
of his lost prestige. He sought for and
was given admission again to the Pres
byterian Church and again took a lead
ing place in its councils. He was to all
appearances remarkably successful in
business, and his past was almost for
gotten. In the early part of last week he went
to New York, as he said, to buy some
stock. He had not returned on Tues
day last, and inquiry being made abouL
that time, it was discovered that his
family had gone also, with all their
household furniture. I low the remo
val was effected without the fact being
made public, is not known. He leaves
behind him liabilities amounting to from
S.-.,000 to 10,000, all of which must be
borne by some of the friends who spent
their 11101103 to s:lve him from prison
four years ago,they being his indorsers.
It has been discovered that Hush is a
brother-in-law of the notorious Tom
Ballard, counterfeiter and burglar. He
was no doubt aiding that criminal in
1SG7 in issuing this counterfeit money
in this section. It is also believed now,
from certain circumstances, that Bush
had knowledge of,if ho was not active in
bringing about the robbery of the Port
Jem's bank, with others of Ballard's
gang, in lN;y, when some 50,000 was
secured. Several notes which Bush had
recently negotiated in this place are now
said to be forgeries. Two of his sons
live in Port Jen-is, but they deny having
had aii3 knowledge of their father's in
tention to abscond. Bush came from
Canada to this place, and rumors which
were rife during his trouble in LSG7,
that he was forced to leave there on ac
count of a heavy forgery, have been re
vived. Detectives will, no doubt, be
put on his track. A piano belonging U
him and wa3billed for L'tica, was dis
covered on 3-esterday in a car in the
Krie railwa3 yard here, and was seized
by his creditors.
The excitement over his disappear
ance is intense.
Old Virginian Hospitality.
I remember a case in which a neigh
bor of 1113 own, a very weal tin gentle
man whose house was aiwas open and
always full of guests, dying, left each
; w . -
; Qf his children a plantation. To the
elttest son, however, he lett the home
, estate, worth three or four times as
nuu.h as any of the other plantations,
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I a large sum ot money. Hut he charged
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nun witn tne duty 01 keeping open
tanee. 1 he new ma.-ter of the nlaee
J troop of softly shod servants swept and
i dusted as of old. Breakfast, dinner and
j supper were laid out everyday at the
Guests knew themselves alwa3s wel
come, but whether guests came or not
the household a II airs suffered no change.
The destruction of the house by fire
1 finally lifted this burden from its own
I er's shoulders, as the avi'11 did not re
; quire him to rebuild. But. while it
, stood its master's large inheritance was
of very small worth to him. November
A wiki: elothes-linc agent called on a
well to-do farmer at Meriiian, Cayuga
Count3. N. Y., and tried to sell him a
, wire clothes line. The farmer declined,
I and the stranger made him an offer to
J gi'e him a line if he (the farmer) would
giye his name as a reference to use in
the vicinity. He gave his name on a
slip of paper presented by the stranger,
and Avhieh was apparently carelessly
folded, and about two weeks from that
time received an invoice for wire
amounting to 100 as per order. The
carelessly folded paper proved to he an
order made to a third party, and the
best he could do in settlement was to
pay S.'0 to be released from the order,
or take the wire and pa3 the bill.
A numker of coon hunters in Stock
bridge, Mass., recentty watched a tree
through the long and weary hours of
the night, onty to find in the morning
perched aloft the family cat of one of