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iVOLu VI. NO. 35.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1873.
WHOLE NUMBER 321.
BY F. E. K.
. The brljfhi-eved happy little girt, ,
' Aronnd taw hMMlwM ktartt,
Delighted with the toy or curl,
looks out upon Uie earth,
And thinks of nmtigbt but golden hours. "
She lores the ins and rain,
-The meads, the birds and fragrant flowers,
The waving fields of grain.
er simple heart is filled with lore,
And life's a sunny dream,
while all around, beneath, a bo re,
- - Unfading pleasures seem. ; -
Vond to parents and dear to all, v '
O Joyful warblinff soul, - . ;
, Thy life is sweet, there is-no Rail,
- - How calm the moments roll. ' -
Xonng womanhood upon ber face
Has painted beauty rare ;
On every feature you can traee .
What lore has written there. -
' Upon her cheek a modest blaeh
; Whene'er a certain name, rv
' In Jest is whispered near. But, hush, - -
r not me oiusn oz aname.
- And from the fair and thoughtful brow,
And through the glistening tears,
As she utters the sacred tow, -Shines
forth the lore she bears,
'Forbim whose life her own shall be.
' With woman's devotion,
- Her lore so pure, so ft ma and free,
rjne-u cross we wwe
, Or on the speedy rattling car.
Go with her much loved groom -
. To unknown regions, distant far -.
From childhood's happy home,
From parental care departed, ' , :
And far from dearest friends, :
Woman, true and noble hearted,
Man's steps in lore attends.
. , She guides him through the ills of life
r In paths he'd ne'er hare trod ; ;
And from the storm of worldly strife
She leads him to his God.
WHO IS GUILTY?
-- The man waits outside," said Mr.
. Spencer Fenton's servant, m be stepped
' in front of the low office table piled with
books and law papers.
Mr. Fenton's servant was a man of
penetration, and knew, where to draw
the dividing line between the common
place "man" and the higher order of
being known as the " gentleman." '.
1,1 ' Liet him come in," said Mr. Fen ton
rjuieUy, as he took a pistol from a
. drawer, laid it on the table and dropped a
I newspaper over it. , ; ,-. ," x ' i - .
Mr. .Fenton was a lawyer in good
practice in a large city, and was as widely
known among the class of customers for
whom lie ' practiced as a lawyer of
, ' great expectation" fame.. .. . ;
. The man was admitted, and proved to
be a sullen-looking personage, , ....
Mr. " Fenton looked -at onoo at his
squarely-jawed, savage face, and gauged
Jua mtuv - - -
You may go, John," he Baid to his
servant. . .- ; ... - ' .. ;
''Take an hour or two for yourself, if
you like." - i
. John went out, and the lawyer then
took a seat at the table- opposite his
client, looking at him sternly. t -"
Now, my man," he said quietly,
" we are together, and I want to know
exactly how this matter stands."
"I am going to tell you how it stands,
honest Injun, I am."
"Very well. Now as to this bank
robbery. Yog say you can give infor
mation for a'consideration, of course."
; : " Pot five hundred dollars."
Very well."' '
.", "Then IH tell you. The man that
put up that job is Seth Amity, the cash-.
lerof the bank." .... '
Fenton started to his feet, and for a
. moment lost his self-possession. ,
" "Seth Amity! Man, you are either
drunk or crazy 1"
. 'JBel? Then you take, me Bom'er's
and git me swore to it. Ill take my
affidavyand whereas ; he's the one that
' put up the job. I ain't going to swear
to a lie." - : - " -
. I believe you'd swear to anything
for a dollar, Senter; but that don't
matter. Of course, if you can prove
"what you say, the man must be pun
ished. Seth Amity ? "I would under
take to swear you are lying." y
"I ain't, Mr. Fenton, so help me, I
' ain't.- He's the man as done it; he's
the man as put the others up to the fas
tenings, and give them the impression
to the safe key and the word to unlock
the safe by." - -. i .
"You know a great deal about this
matter, it seems to me."
"Course 1 know about it. I ain't
" sneaked and crawled I here all night for
, nothin'. See here, they are going to
- make another haul on the bank, and
are going to meet to arrange it to-night.
Would you care to go with me and
"Can you lead the way?" y
" I kin, and you'll see .what your pre
. cious Seth Amity amounts to."
' " Shall I bring a policeman ?" .
"I don't -like a oop ; but bring one,
if you like. He cant hurt me." .
" Very good ; you can leave me now ;
- out be on band at nine. ' -
He arose and unlocked the door, and
Senter shuffled out in his sullen manner.
..." As he passed down the wide staircase, a
-. young man brushed past him rapidly,
and gave hint a look of silent scorn.
, Senter stopped on the stairway and
looked after hi, . -.. -
c i i hat's yon Seth, my boy. You are
ttown on me for traitor and informer,
- but i u ax you vet I -
1 "The young man tapped at the door of
. Fenton's room and entered. The law
yer looked up - at him quickly, and an
expression of doubt passed over his
" Good - morning, Seth," " he said.
" How do matters go on at the bank ?'
" They are in trouble, of course, for
there is absolutely no due to the scoun
drels who robbed the safe. Thy were
cunning . enough not to take anything
except gold actually leaving a large
quantity of notes which they might
.have had as well as not."
"Do you snspect any one connected
" with the bank ?''
' ." I own I have my suspicions, Mr.
Fenton, but I have no proofs, and as
the man and I are not good friends,
might look like personal enmity on my
; part if I spoke of it." '. t
" The safe was opened with the key
and word." - -
" Yes, that is the puzzle, for only two
of us had the word. The key is another
matter, and it might have been taken in
a dozen ways. Why, if the directors
did not have the utmost confidence in
me I might have been suspected myself.
Are you going to the house ?"
" No, but you must give the name of
the man yon snspect ; of course it will
go further than myself."
Henry Dana, the assistant cashier,"
replied Seth, slowly. " You know that
he has not been friendly with me since
he knew that Mary and I were engaged,
for he hoped to succeed himself.
' " TJmph I You are going to the house
to see Mary ?" j
"Yes; I thought perhaps you werei
going down. I oan't stop a moment ;
so, good-bye, and if you find out any
thing let us know at once." J
. He hurried out, and Fenton remained
with his head trpon - his hands, in deep
thought. He had trusted Seth Amity
so far that he had accepted him as the.
affianced husband of his only daughter,
whom he loved as few parents love their
He knew that his .informer was a
brute, but a good spy, and had given
him trustworthy information before, and
it looked bad for Seth. If it proved
true he would be the one to break the
daughter's heart and consign Seth
Amity to a prison cell for years. But
he had been, retained by the bank offi
cials to work up this most audacious
robbery, and he would do his duty.
Beth hurried down to the oars and step
ped up to the Fenton residence. As he
went up the steps the door opened, and
a young man stepped out, who cast a
a savage glance at him and passed by
without saying a word. ,
"What is Henry Dana doing here?"
he muttered; "and what a malicious
glance he gave me. I must understand
this matter at once."
He touched the bell and sent up his
name by the servant who answered his
call." - r
Directly after the girl came back with
a card upon which was written in a deli
cate female hand: ', '
"i "Not at home to Mr. Amity..' I will
never see you again. . . V
... "Mabt Fkhtoh."
Seth looked wildly at the servant, and
then tearing the card in pieces, he
stamped upon them furiously, and hur
ried out into the street," his heart full of
doubts and fears. Mary had refused to
see him again. . Who had poisoned her
mind against him, and how should he
unravel the web which fate seemed weav
ing around him ?
Senter was on hand at the appointed
time, and met Fenton at his office, where
they were joined by a policeman.. Fen
ton had armed himself, and, after a stern
command to be careful what he did, the
informer took the lead, walking several
paces in advance of the others, and not
appearing to belong to them. He took '
a cab at a corner-stand, and they fol
lowed his example; and after ordering
their driver to keep the other cab in
sight, they drove through the city, and
half an hour later alighted in a side
street, where the houses were of the
class known as suspicions. ' The cabmen
had their orders and drove away, and
Senter joined the party. .. . '-
Where is the place, you ?" said the
- " Gentleman Tom's." replied Senter.
" Tom keeps a little game of faro, and
irnod manv ronsrh customers hansr
around him,", said the policeman. " Will
you go in?" 4 -
ui course," saia x enxon, quieiiy. -"
You're game," muttered the police
man. . inia way, men."
He opened a gate, and by the talis-
manio power oi certain woras ana
knocks they were soon inside- of the
house, in which the gambling was m
Senter led the way up stairs to a small
room, which was carpeted so thickly that
their footsteps gave no sound. Senter
moved small panel, scarcely an inch
across, and motioned to Fenton to look
in. He applied his eye to the opening.
and saw three men seated at a table, al
most within reach of his hand, convers-
incr in ' low tones. ' AH of them were
masked,' and two of them called the
third by name at different tunes, ana Uie
name was Seth Amity. - ...
Fenton listened and heard the whole
plan of the proposed robbery, and he
knew that the man whom he had trusted,
and to whom he had been about to give
his daughter in marriage,' was a villain
and a partner with robbers, -r - -
All compunctions were at an ena, ana
the last words he heard as the men aroae
were these: - "I have invested the pro
ceeds of our last haul in Chicago, in
such a wav that it will eive me influ
ence enough with that old shark, Fen-.
ton, to induce nun to nurryup tlie
marriage with his daughter. There are
over forty thousand in cold in the bank.
ana me specie win now jlu uc-aviiy
to-morrow. This will make us rich
enough to retire and live like honest
-" Twice during the next day Seth passed
Mr. Fenton in . the street, witn a wild,
excited look in his handsome face, and
the lawyer found it hard to believe the
evidence of his own ears. Seth did not
look like a criminal, but rather one whom
some unexpected sorrow had : driven to
At night three men, with hats drawn
closely over their brows, crawled through
the alleys at the back of Moreton's bank
and reached a door, which was opened
by a key, and they entered. A man lay
sleeping on the floor, who was quickly
overpowered, bound and gagged. The
one who appeared to be the leader show
ed them the place where the other watch
man was seated nodding over a table.
He was disposed of as easily as the oth
er and left upon the floor helpless, and
then the leader produced, the key to the
vanlt and opened it easily enough. The
noor was quickly strewn with small can
vas bags, each of which represented t
large stun in gold.
- As they were gloating over the prize,
which far exceeded their expectations.
there came a Budden rush of men, and
the three robbers were secured before
they had time to think of danger.
"Taken in the act, Seth Amity," said
Fenton. ehowinsr himself. - "You cannot
hope for mercy at my hands."
. Line oi the officers removed ms cap ana
held up a lantern, and not Beth Amity,
but Henry Dana, his dark face distorted
. ." I am beaten ; take me to prison ; let
me hide myself from the whole world !
So the three robbers went to prison.
and Seth Amity was clear in the eyes of
all men, and what he cared for most, in
those of Mary Fenton. Dana had told
her that he had robbed the bank, .and
that the officials had proof of his villainy,
and she was strong enough to cast off
the man she believed to be a villain. She
made ample atonement for those mo
ments of doubt, for she is now his wife,
and will love him the better because she
sinned against him an hour.
The stolen property was nearly all
recovered and returned to the bank.
Dana was sent to Sing Sing, where he
was found dead in his cell six months
after the prison door closed behind him.
Whether he died by his own hand or
conflicting passions of Ma own" heart no
It is now almost fifty years since there
was entered at the Military School of
St. Cyr a young man of 17, who to other
merits added that of being the son of a
L'eei of France. St. (Jyr was at that
date well stocked with the progeny of
noblemen. Its catalogue bristled with
Montmorencys, Haroourts, Luynes and
ltohans. who amused themselves of a
Sunday in going to Paris and making a
rout at the Theater Fraincais or giving
Iiiberal journalists, such as then was
M. Thiers, reason enough for a dueL
The former was generally compassed by
hissing Mile. Mars, who had a taint of
Bonapartism ; the latter in any of those
ways which young men know how to use
when disposed to be riotous ; and no
doubt but that young MacMahon, the
son of a Peer of France, then a fierce
Legititaist, later the Lieutenant of Louis
Napoleon, still later the right hand of
M. Thiers, but to uoceed him at last,
may: have lain awake jnany a night
speculating on whom - lie might nx a
quarrel. Young gentleman at St. Cyr
were prone in those days to conspiring
against the peace in a small way, and to
them a Liberal journalist was vermin to
be worried by the cat and then disposed
of. Everybody remembers for it "was
the talk of salons how M. Constant de
Rebecque, editor of the -Minerve, hay
ing had a dozen duels, at last salaried a
fencing-master to attend. to that depart
ment, and j how, xthe -fencing-master
haying been cut down one day as a sub
stitute for his master, tha- latter on the
spot offered the vacant post to the victor,
who at once accepted, and entered on
his duties. The -riot when Talma acted
Cinna, made up as Napoleon, and all St.
Cyr was - present in a body, illustrates
the explosive condition..-of the atmos
phere in. which MacMahon formed his
opinions. ' Gravely remarked the Quoti
elienne the . .next morning : , ' There
were a hundred duels on that memorable
night, bnt " regretfully, only seven
proved fatal. .. ' "
JuacAlalion set out in lue as a Xjegiu-
mist fire-eater of the fiercest type a
tape deestia sort of person, s the con
servatives style men who -thoroughly
mean what they say. The Revolution of
found him battling with the Arabs
in Algiers. ; In" 1848, when the crisis
was, he was a Colonel, an officer of the
Legion of Honor, a Conservative three
things dillerent in terms, but standing
for the same idea. Louis Phillippe
went down. Men like MacMahon looked
on in silent contempt, and then called
for a regime of order. ' Had they and
theirs cast their lot with the Republic
then and there Louis Napoleon would
never have made his coup d'etat. When
the 'late prisoner at Ham ascended the
throne, MacMahon swore a fourth fealty
and took what Jncoyidence- had in store
for him, which proved to be a very lib
eral dole of honors. It was at this stage
of his career that he learned to say
nothing, but having saved his master at
Magenta, he had at least earned the
right to be silent although, being the
idol of the people, the Emperor, tolerat
ing no worship of idols, got him out of
the way by sending him to govern the
Arabs and get killed if possible. . -
Since then MacMahon s opinions have
been a sealed book to France. He has
obeyed all. orders silently. What, his
opinion may have been of M. Thiers
servativea half in contempt, by the Re
publicans half in admiration nobody
knows. What his policy will be it is
therefore idle to predict. Born in 1808,
at Sully, near Autun, he will be 65 years
old July 13, 1873. - Descended from an
ancient family of Irish tjatholics, who
followed the Stuarts, ha Ja not probably
an enthusiastic Republican.
There was a case before the Superior
Court of New xork city, a few days ago.
that involves an important point of law
in connection with strikes. The plain
tiff, a railroad company, had contracted
to deliver - a - certain . "number of
tons of coal. . The contract was so word
ed that the plaintiff was to be released
from it in cases of storms, disasters or
strikes. " After delivering a few hundred
tons, the company ordered a reduction
of the - wap-e8 paid to its employes,
Thereupon they struck, and the com
pany could deliver no more coal under
the contract, xne aeienaants reiusea
to pay for the coal already delivered,
and the company sued to recover the
price of it, to which the -defendants set
up as a counter-claim the failure to car
ry out the contract. The plaiatiff put
i - , - 1 1 - i i 1 1 r -i
in a replication, sewng up uure uie iau
ure was caused by a strike, which re
leased them from the duty of fulfilling
the" agreement. The decision of the
court was that as the strike was caused
by the plaintiff in reducing the wages
of its workmen, it could not use the oc
currence for its own advantage.
A whiter in Science Gossip gives an
account of the singular hardihood of the
rat. " Having caught a bat in my bed
boom, and being anxious ' to preserve it
without injury, I got jsomo spirits of
wine and put it in a glass for about two
hours, until. 1 thought it was dead;
afterwards wrapped it up in a handker
chief and put it in a box in a drawer.
Being called away from home the next
day, and having remained away for three
weeks, when I came back I went to the
drawer, expectinar to hnd the animal de
cayed, when, on opening the handker
chief, out flew the bat, as well as when
X first caught it. This phenomena need
to be explained.
One day during the Bourbon restora
tion, a restless young man entered Paris,
with an essay on Vauvenargues in- his
pocket, and an exceedingly sharptongue
m nis neaa. xxih voice una a jrruveuue
twang. He was incomparably vivacious,
witty, sarcastic, and a free lance in
politics, with an inclination to be liberal,
since liberalism promised notoriety.
They used to liken his tongue to that of
a bell, from its continual wagging when
Mons. Adolphe pulled the rope.
Jan. 1. loSO, appeared the jsatxonai ;
and the little man from Marseilles, with
an odd sparkle in his eye, that now and
then flashed beyond the perpetual spec
tacles, with a shrug of his diminutive
shoulders accepted his destiny, lie had
already distinguished himself as an art
critic, besides having offered to fight
the whoie company t the Theater Frair
cais, which was no very great matter,
except from a dramatic point of view.
He had published a volume of pencil
in gs among the Pyrenees, and had held
a position on the Vonstttuttonnel as a
kind of pen-of-all-work, where his wit
had made him a celebrity in epigram.
Further, he had brought out a " History
of the Revolution," which got him the
repute of a Jacobin, who, foretold Talley
rand, would grow up to be somebody.
lie had lust irrven up in despair of
ever beine anybody for the Martifrnac
Ministry was impervious to paper pellets
and had unwisely concluded to write
a general history of the world for which
he proposed to put a girdle round the
earth with Oapt La Place's scientific ex
pedition, when Prince de Polignac's ac
cession caused him . to stay in Paris and
found ' a newspaper. - It bristled with
points, this National, for which Judges
imposed fines, and to which the people
subscribed last enough to cover the lines
tenfold ; and, finally, rolling all his
sarcasm into one splendid diatribe, he
explained his position in - that famous
article " Le Roi regno et ne gouverne
pas" which was long a toesin in the
The Bourbons (rave way at last. Theirs
was called to a place under the Govern
ment, and vented his spleen on the Duke
of Wellington and the " Agamemnonate,"
as he termed the iron old man s admin
istration in England. He was for send
ing armies to free the Poles, Italians,
Belgians any that needed freeing. But
foreign Cabinets disapproving, when he
became Prime Minister he laid aside his
solicitude for the oppressed and betook
himself to sober' work, fortified Paris
and developed the military resources of
France. The unpleasant Jsrvptian
episode of 1840 drew down upon turn the
wrath of Lord Jr aimers ton, and he
vacated. - ..,.. . ;
From first to last he opposed , Na
poleon III., and his vote against the war
with jfrussi brought a visit rrom a runs
mob. But when the fortunes of France
ebbed he showed himself generous as
feherous as he had before Bhown himself
rave ; and when her destinies wavered
the balance he took the helm and
brought her safely over one of the most
critical and menancing periods of her
national existence. New York Evening
A Geyser Wash-Tub.
The following occurs in "The Ascent
of. Mount Hay den, in- cserionera for
June : "One evening Messrs. Spencer
and Hamp, desirous of teatmg the cleans
ing qualities of - the hot springs,
tempted to wash a nanner overs nirt De-
longing to the former, in their boiling
waters. After carefully soaping . the
frarment. they committed it to one of
the least active cauldrons in the basin,
when to their astonishment the water in
the spring suddenly receded, carrying
the shirt out of sight. Curiosity led
them the" next morning to ' revisit the
spring, which proved to be a geyser of
considerable force : and as they stood
in mute astonishment upon the ledge
down its corrugated sides, listening to
the gurgling and spluttering of the wa
ter and the ominous intonations from
beneath, an eruption suddenly took.
place, which projected the missing shirt,
amid a column of water and vapor, to
the height of 20 feet in the air, and in
its descent it was caught upon one of the
numerous ailicious projections which
surrounded the edge of the crater, and
recovered. : During our stay in the ba
sin, we had the good fortune to witness,
beside the eruptions already mentioned.
the Castle, the Bee-hive and the Grotto
in action. A hard wind was blowing in
the morning, when the Uastle, by va
rious throbbincrs. pulsations and shak
ings, gave notice of its intention to dis
charge. " , ;- -" - - .
Tkkbz are no less than 147 towns and
villaeres in the United States named for
Ueorge Washington, besides the r ederai
Capital. It is curious to note the dis
tribution of these, and to account for
the difference in number in various
States. Seventeen States have one each,
namely : Maine, New Hampshire, Ver
mont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New
xork, Virginia, jNorth Uarouna, oreor
gia, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Wis
consin, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louis
iana, and Texas ; Alabama, 2; Arkansas,
3 ; Missouri, 4 ; New Jersey, 9 ; Penn
sylvania, 19 ; while Ohio has no less
than 44. and Iowa, 39. Can any one
tell us the reason for thin arreat Brecon
dcrance in the two latter States, which
is the more curious from the accidental
similarity in the names of the States
A oinoulak Accident. While en
gaged in working a sewing machine, on
Saturday, a lady living on Orange street
had the needle run through and break
off in the small hnser of her left hand.
The shock and pain caused her to faint
away, but upon recovering she resumed
work, and shortly afterward, while
"gathering" the article she was sewing
under the needle, her attention was at
tracted by some one speakincr to her.
when the needle pierced Uie finger next
to the one before injured and pinioned
it to the bed of the machine. The ef
forts of those in the room failed to re
lease the hand, and Dr. Peters was called
in, He succeeded in detaching some
portions of the machine and relieving
the unfortunate lady from her painful
position. Newark Jcr-gtater.
The grave of anunappreciative genius
: The waste basket.
French Account of a Chicago Duel.
Dueling in Chicago is thus described
by a French newspaper : If ever a na
tion considered' dueling as a serious
business, it is the American nation. One
day, a Cincinnati merchant was chal
lenged by a Chicaf o banker. The chal
lenge was sent by telegraph, and these
telegrams were exchanged : Cincinnati
to Chicago: "Challenge accepted. Come
to Cincinnati to settle the conditions."
Chicago to Cincinnati : "I shall do no
such thing. Why should I, and not you,
take the trouble to travel ? Cincinnati
to Chicago : " Because my wife is in
childbed." Chicago to Cincinnati : "All
right. Expect me in the next train."
The Chicago banker found the Cincin
nati merchant at the railway station, and
asked the latter : " Well, are you ready
for the fight ? Why, in the deuce, are
you so pale?" .. " Because I am afraid I
am a ruined man. My correspondent at
Havre has ceased making me his usual
remittances." "By Jove! that's bad!"
I set out- for Havre to-morrow ; we will
fightwhenlreturn." "iBhan't quit you."
They embarked on the same steamship.
When they reach Havre the Cincinnati
merchant finds his correspondent has
run off to Canton with all the money he
could raise. ' They go after him. They
find and arrest him at Canton, bring
him back to Havre, have him tried, con
victed, and put in the penitentiary.
This prosecution last six months. After
they nave seen, the . rogue put in the
penitentiary, they return to America.
They had now - been traveling together
for two years, and had come to love each
other like brothers. Nevertheless, the
day after they, reached . Chicago, the
banker said : , xy , the way, we have
almost forgotten our dueL We have to
fight". . " To be sure we must " The
following day they fought on the lake
shore, with rifles, the distance was
twenty paces. Both fell mortally wound
ed, and their last breath expired say
ing: "All right"
A Hickory Fee.
Drury Hudson, of Greensburg, is a
lawyer, and amiable gentleman. ' In the
discharge of his professional duties.
some days since it became necessary for
him on behalf of one of nis clients to in
stitute suit for the recovery of a dozen
or more iioirg, wnich a certain woman
had taken into possession and confined
in a . pen. Under process of the court
the hogs were taken by an officer and by
him delivered to the owner. - This ex
cited the wrath of the woman, and it
seemed especially directed against Hud
son. He, however, was in blissful ig
norance of the condition of affairs until
Saturday last About the hour of one
in the afternoon he was standing in the
store of Mr. Chelf , engaged in the con
versation, when the aforesaid -woman
entered. Looking around the room,
her eyes fell on the stately form of the
attorney. Her cheeks grew pale, her
eyes flashed, and she verily " went for'
him. In her hand she carried a switch
of no small proportions. " You are the
man I wish to see," was her exclama
tion, and with that she commenced lay-
inar on in due and ancient form. So
much overcome by surprise, Drury for a
moment submitted, but the blows con
tinued to fall with stinging effect on his
neck and face, he caught her hands and
seated her in a chair, asking her at the
same time to state her grievance. : Her
only answer was, " You are no friend of
mine." - Drury has been living in con
stant alarm since, and vows to sue no
more women. Columbia Ky.) Spectator
- ' -. ' - ;
The London Poor.
A reporter of a London paper recent
ly paid a visit to one of the large old
buildings in that city that is let to fam
ilies of worthy poor people who use the
apartments for homes and work shops.
He found a building containing seventy
four rooms, having, on an average, four
occupants. One room was rented to a
dock laborer who was out of work. His
wife and daughter were supporting the
family by making the uppers, of carpet
suppers, fjy worKing earry and late
they were able to make a dozen and a
half in a day,- for which they received
three and a half pence a dozen. A
widow and two children made the sticks
for luoifer matches, and for their joint
labor received three shillings per week.
One old woman earned ber support by
making wooden skewers for meat, for
which she received eight pence per
thousand, a part of which went for
wood to make them. The shavings
were her only fueL -Her furniture was
a broken chair and an old table. A
knife, whetstone, a cup without a saucer
and a teapot constituted the remaining
articles in the room. Her only food was
bread and tea. Several women were
found sewing - umbrella covers, for
which they received ten pence per
dozen. Many of - the men in this build
ing sifted cinders for the use of brick
burners, by which - means they earned
ten pence per day. - Few of them had
change of clothing, and none had means
to support themselves more than forty-
Nature will be reported. All things
are enaraced in writinnr their history.
The planet, the pebble, goes attended
by its shadow. The rolling rock leaves
its track upon- the mountain, the nver
its channel in the soil, the animal its
bones in the stratum, the fern and the
leaf its modest epitaph in the coal. The
falling drop makes its sepulcher in the
sand or stone ; not a foot steps in the
snow or along the ground, but prints
characters more or less lasting a map
its march ; every act of the man in
scribes itself in the memories of his fel
lows, and his own face. " The air is full
of sounds the sky of tokens ; the
ground is all memoranda and signa
tures, and every object is covered
over with hints, which speak to the in
. Thbbh are eight kinds of kisses men
tioned in the Scripture. The kiss
salutation (X Sam. xx., 41); of valedic
tion (Buthi, 9); of reconciliation (II.
Sam. xiv.. 33); of subjection (Ps. ii..
12); of approbation (Prov. xxiv., 26);
treachery (Matt, xxiv., 49); of affection
(Gen. xxix., 13): of holy charity (L
mi rt?T "
loess, v., .uji
Joaquin Miller Once Head—Chief of the
!It may not be generally known that a
w years ago somewhere about 1858,
probably the head chief ox the JUOdoc
r -i - -. l l j
lUUilum was a wiue mail, wiiu uau
joined the tribe, and taken to himself,
"for better or worse," a dusky maiden
of the Modoc persuasion, with whom he
lived and loved for some years. This
head chief was no less a person than the
now celebrated Oregon poet, Joaquin
While 'reigning as chief of this war
like band, probably to more securely es
tablish his title to the chieftainship and
gain the fullest confidence of , his adopt
ed brothers, the red-sluns, he connected
the diabolical plan of attacking and
sacking the city of Yreka, CaL, Joaquin
himself visited Yreka, and examined
the approaches and chances of an easy
Yreka then contained a much larger
proportion -. of floating population.
miners, gamblers, etc., all well armed
and generally of a roving, reckless dis
position just the kind of men that
were 'always ready and willing to meet
danger half way in fact, a class of
men to whom excitement of some char
acter was an absolute necessity. -
Jnannhi was not long in acauirinff
these facts, and the attack on Yreka was
indefinitely postponed by the Modocs in
consequence of his report The failure
of Joaquin to carry out the Yreka scheme
seemed to have soured the modocs
somewhat toward him, and it was not
long before he returned to the " white
settlements. " These and other facts in
the life and adventures of - Joaquin
were given to us by an old mountain-
man, who was personally acquainted
with the Modoc chief at the time of
his chieftainship. Albany ; Oregon)
An American Monte Cristo.
Tom Scott, as he is familiarly styled,
is reputed to be a Monte Oris to in
promptness, and by the fullest exercise
of this quality he is enabled to do all
the work devolving upon him as a great
railway manager. - He makes notes of
all his enfracements. whether thev be in
the North, South, East, or West not
only in regard to dates, but to the pre
cise hour and minute. Should he agree
to meet somebody in (. aires ton, Texas,
on the 15th of next October, at ll o'clock
in the morning, he will certainly be there
if he be alive and well. So it is with
any other engagement on this or the
other side of the sea ; and if he should
say he would meet a man at any given
time in the moon, he would do his very
het to cret there in an extra train. So
extremely punctual himself, he demands
the same punctuality in others. . If they
are five minutes behind, they lose their
opportunity, and are forced to wait upon
Scott s convenience.
Nothing but the love of power un
less it be the love of excitement, or the
result of fixed habit can induce any
man as wealthy as Scott is to work so
hard as he does. Sixteen or seventeen
hours a day is reported to be his aver
age time of labor, and his capacity to
sleep soundly keeps him fresh and 'vig
orous enough to prosecute his countless
plans and perfect his immense railway
combinations. New York leucr.
A Modoc Artist.
The Modoc - Squaw Matilda, often
mentioned in the dispatches as one of
the chief mediators, is a woman of no
mean capacity. Living with an Ameri
can, she koeps his house tight and snug
as any white woman could, ana, wnen-
ever not occupied with her household
cares, she is busy over her pencil and
paper.' She has a voluminous roll
of sketches. - partly ' copies, out
. . . . . . . .
principally original drawings. . With a
-stump of a pencil and any casual scrap
American, an Englishman, a German, a
r!hiifiTne.n a. Mnrirw. nr flTiv Mwntnn
character she may chance to see ; and
her heads are wonderfully . correct and
graphic. If she had received an educa
tion, or enjoyed any privileges except
those afforded by the rudest backwoods,
she would have been heard of in the art
world. Matilda is a woman of a strong,
dark face, glittering eyes, slow and de
liberate in speech, and of an iron will,
of her race. Overland
The pursuit of information is some
times attended with difficulties, even in
San Francisco. One inquirer, who ap
plied to the Chronicle for information
as to where Uain obtained nis wue. is
cruelly rebuffed, the only reply vouch
safed him being this t Upon any sub
ject of a public nature. we never refuse
to throw tne aesirea ngui. xu u u
altogether a different thing. -It is a
family matter with which we do not care
to meddlo. ' Cain died some time before
many of us were born, ano sucn ioie
curiosity regarding the family affairs of
deceased person we regard as repre-
hensible. and calculated to violate the
sanctities of domestic life. For these
reasons, and because we do not wish to
injure the feelings oi tne relatives oi
the deceased, we decline to answer tne
question." " '
Stkam Plows is Ettbopjs. In a re
port to a Farmers' Club in England the
manufacturers of the a owier plow say
We are making about 100 plows a year
for the English market and about 50 or
60 for foreign countries. They are
principally of the double-engine clans.
About two-thirds of those sold in En
gland are let out on hire, and one-third
For private firms. Steam cultivation is
verv much retarded in this country, be
cause little or nothing is done to assist
it in the shape of roads, enlargement of
fields, etc, so as to make the farms
more suitable for the use' of steam
power. About 50 of our steam plows
are working in the district of Madge-
burg. Germany, in the cultivation of
beetroot for sugar. The best grown on
steam-plowed land shows a gain of about
2 per cent of sugar, and about 20 per
cent gain in the weight per acre. This
has induced all the sugar cultivators to
employ steam. They usually work to
depth of from 12 to 15 inches, but never
less than 12 inches. -
TjTiiiiziNO nature's forces Teaching
wallows-to skim milk.
HOW TO COMMIT SUICIDE.
rsw thA fwment of nil roniff ladies who contera-
nitm antoiAA. wm nreeent the f ollowins as one of the
most fashionable and certain methods of accom
plishing that end:, .- . '
What harmless looking thing to this 7
Barely it never did smise !
A thing so simple and so plain
Could never much have given pain. '
Bold, air, yon do not It now me well T J
Have patience, and 111 briefly tell ;
As harmless ss I seem to be,
I'm of a murderous pedigree.
Pride is my father's hated name, . ,
And Cruelty my angry dame ; ' - -I'm
oonrted by my lady fair.
Who prises roe with tender care.
I visit in her dressing-room, ' '
And sleep amid her nice perfumes ;
I often on her toilet lay.
And dose the lonesome night away.
No, more in her caresses chastel
Bho alwaya binds me round her waist;
At home, abroad, sfar, or nesr,
I'm her companion everywhere. -
And though I am a wicked elf.
Delighting to amore myself,
Sometimes, to give my mistress pain,
I almost squeeze her waist in twain.
Tot, strange to tell, the more she's squeezed,
. The more she seemeth to be pleased.
- That -I'm an ingrate is most clear.
By such return for all this care.
I plnek away the lily fair,
And spread a livid paleness there-; -I
snatch with glee the rosy glow,
. And let the sickly saffron grow. , , ,
I blight the luster of her eyes- "
And stain her drb with languid dyes
That rosy archer called a smile, ... .,
' I strangle ere it breathes awhile,-
; And plant disease's pungent smart J
And like a vulture gnaw her heart ;
My name, upon your mind indorse it
My gentle mistress oalls me Corset
How can a man see the point of a joke
when he is the butt? -,
Hioh" notes are strictly avoided by
temperance glee cltfcs.
Sediments make good emigrants.
They are sure to settle.
Mns. Manotjvebk wants to husband
her daughter's resources. . ".
" Livb and let live," is a genial mot
to. But there is too much pistol in the -
present pf nod for it The proper
way to wi.xe it now is, "ajivo an i iet
" You have lost a friend, I see," said
a traveler to a negro whom he met on
the road. - " Yes, massa. , " Was it a
near or a distant relative r wen,
purty distant about twenty-four miles,"
was the reply. ;;, - . .;
Hebe's a verdict rendered- by an Ari
zona jury: We rather thinK the pris
oner is guilty, and if he is he ought to
be hung ; but as we are not quite sure
of it, we recommend that he be sen
tenced to imprisonment for life."
Johnnx, the minister's - son, went to
his father one morning, directly after
family worship, saying, " Father, while
you were - praying I saw a man stealing
grapes." " Well," said the good man,
" If you had been praying too, you
would not have' seen him." , . . .
AocoBDnro to the Coach, of Central
City, CoL, this is among the wants of a
neighboring village : " By a Denver
hotel, a nrst-ciass nasn cnewer. iixone
but those capable of masticating canine
collars and mule slippers need apply.")
The same paper prints marriage notices
in black lines. . .
It is possible to believe almost any
thing, however incredible-, ' that is told
about the growth of things out West ;
but we hesitate to accept the latest story
Of a Minnesota farmer who lost his gim
let about three years ago, and recently
found it a three-inch auger sticking in
his barn post
Not long since, at Sunday-school, the
teacher, after trying hard to impress on
the minds of a class of small boys the
of Sabbath-breaking, asked, is
Sunday better than any other day ?
uuen ue biusuhjii wjj ui uio
boots it is, the answ
You , bet ' your
the answer seemed sati&f ao-
Tm next official manual for Che use
of the Senate, which is compiled by the
chief olerk of that body, will contain
much valuable information not hitherto
included in the work, among which will
be a detailed statement of the appor
tionment of representatives among the
several States from the commencement
of the Government to the present time.
From the tables submitted it appears
thai there have been ten apportionments
one under the constitution and nine
under the census, taken every ten years.
The basis of representation under tne con
stitution in 1789 was one representative
to every 30,000 inhabitants, there being
13 States and 65 members of the Houbo ;
the second apportionment in 1790, was
one to 83,000 ; the third, in 1800, was
the same, 33,000 ; the lourtn, in ioiv,
was 35,000 ; the fifth, in 1820, was 40,-
w , "".m"" !, " V7v
seventh, in IfO.as 70,000; , the eighth,
l m iw, ' 7,,v , ".""""
was xzo,ov , vuw wMjuu, Autv,
about 141.404. There were 65 members
of the lower house of the First Congress,
there being 13 States. There arelCtt rep
resentatives in the forty-third Congress,
the number of States being 37, and the
Territories, including the District of Co
lumbia, 10, each being entitled to a del
egate, making in all 302 Representatives
in the next House.
Thosb familiar with the hostility that
exists between the newspapers and news
paper publishers at Los Angeles will
readily place the proper estimate upon
these "low-nung siaDS wnien mu iviuk,
vulgar " and scurrilous Express sends
after me ; and as for me, should I ever
return to the vicinity of that hoodlum
organ, it would be from the sole motive
of cowhiding the establishment from
roller-boy down to the lowest scrub edi
tor. Very respectfully, G. W. Babteb,
late editor and proprietor Los Angeles
Daily and Weekly Star.
A Kentucky lady lately invested a few
dollars in the purchase of a feather bed.
She was wroth at nutting a snot-bag
among the - feathers, bnt ner anger
changed to rejoicing when sne aisoov
ered that the bag contained $470 in
Whx is a tall man like a race-horse ?
I Because he has- high blood.