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THURSDAY, - JANUARY 7, 1875.
THE BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD.
BY COL. THEODORE O'HARA.
Tht muffed drum's sad rail bu beat
The soldier's last tattoo:
Ko more on life's parade shall meet
That fara?e and fallen few.
On Kaiue'c eternal camping ground
Their silent tents arc spread,
And glory guard with wileiuu round.
The bivouac of the dead.
Ko rumor of the foe's advance
Now swells upon the wind :
Ko troubled thought at midnight haunts
Of loved ones left behind ;
Ko rision of the morrow's strife
The warrior's dream alarms,
Ko braying burn or screaming fife
At the dawn shall call to arms.
Thetr shJrewd swords are red with rust,
Their ph wed heads are bowed.
Their haughty hauner, trailed in du5t,
Is now their martial shroud
And plenteous funeral tears bare wash'd
The red stains from each brow,
And the proud forms, by battle gashed,
Are free from anguish now.
The aekhfng trop. the flashing blade,
The bugle's stirring blawt.
The charge, the beautiful cannonade,
Tito din and 4iotit are past
Nor war's wild note, nor glorr's peal,
Shall thrill with fierce delight
ThoMe breasts that never more may feel
The rapture of the ftgliL
lake the fierce Northern hurricane
That ffwecfM his great plateau.
Flushed with the triumph yet to gain,
Come down the serried foe
Who heard the thunder of the fray -
Break o'er the field beneath.
Knew well the ws ten word of that day
Was Tictory or death.
Full many a mother's breath has swept
O'er Angostura's plain,
' And long the pitying sky baa wept
Above its moider1.! slain,
J Th raven's scream or eagle'. flight,
Or aLephetd's peuRiw ajr,
Alone now wake each solemn height
That frowned o'er that dread fray.
Son of the Iark and Bloody Ground !
Ye must not slumber there,
Where stranger steps and tongues resound
Along the heedless air;
Your own proud land's heroic soil
Shall be your fitter grave ;
" fche claims frnm war iu richest spoil
The ashes of her brave.
Thns neath their parent turf they rest,
, Far from the gory field.
Borne to a Spartan mother's breast
On many a bloody shield.
The sunshine of their native sky
Smile sadly n them here, -And
kindred eyes and hearts watch by
The heroes' sepulchre.
Best on, embalmed and sainted dead !
Dear as the blood re gave,
Ko impious footstep here shall tread
The herbage of your grave.
Nor shall your glory be forgot
While Fame her record keeps,
Or Honor points the hallowed spot
Where alor proudly sleeps.
Yon marble minstrel's voiceless stone
In deathless song shall telL
, When many a vanished year hath flown.
The story how ye fell ;
" Nor wreck,' nor change, nor winter's blight,
Nor Time's rcmorseleHS doom.
Can dim one ray of holy tight
That giid ruur glorious tomb.
[From Harper's Bayer.]
I had just finished my day dissection.
When in the act of gathering my instru
ments together, previous to leaving the
dissecting-room, my attention was at
tracted to an adjoining table by hearing
the exclamation, "Guess I've done it
now 1 " On looking toward the speaker
I discovered him to be a fellow-student
who went by the nickname of " California
Jackson." lie was a man past middle
life, of reserved manner, peculiar habits
and style of speech, but a wonderfully
successful student, plodding, dogged, and
persevering to a degree. He made no
friends or companions at college. His
. pipe seemed to meet all the requirements
of his case. Except during crass hours,
he was continuitily smoking.
No one seemed to know his history
particularly, but a rumor was abroad to
the effect that he was " an old miner " of
California, a man who had " seen life'
who had dared the savage and the wilder
ness, and who had made a very nice liHio
pot of money.' How or why he had be
come a student of medicine no one seemed
to know. .-There was an air of mystery
about the man which had lone rendered
tim interesting to me. Many a time did
I gaze on his wrinkled countenance,
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eye, with a desire to know what his life
An extensive scar, the mark of what
must have been a ghastly wound, existed
on Me pi his temple. It did not lessen
my desire. to be made acquainted with
The present occasion seemed a very
favorable opportunity. I crossed over
-to the. table where lay the " subject," or
'dead body, which he iad been dissecting,
and found that my interesting friend had
accidentally punctured the palm of his
hand -with the point of his dissecting
kniie. This was a poisoned wound of the
worst description, and Jackson knew
that as well as I, yet he did not seem to
be alarmed in the least. After having
sucked the puncture thoroughly, he held
Lis hand out forjiie to cauterize it with
"a point of nitrate of silver, which I held
ready for use. The hand thus held forth
was as cool and steady as -possible, and
w'jeii I grasped his wrist I felt his slow,
regular pulse. Although the. caustic
.' must have given him considerable pain,
he did not wince in the least; and when
I had finished, and we were leaving the
roonv ..together he gave a low, harsh
Haugh, and said, "Guess I've had more
than this 'fore now ! "
.We walked along the streeta together
"as far as our common road lay, and my
hope was that when Jackson turned up
the quiet street where he lodged he would
ask me to go up and see his " diggings."
But to my great disappointment he only
turned off with a "good-night, mister,
and thank you." Thus my hopes of
''penetrating the mystery of " California
Jackson " vanished like a dream, or the
mist of the mountain.
And as I walked slowly along the
crowded gas-lit streets of the city 1 oc
cupied my mind with endless conjectures
f about the history of this man. I asso
ciated him with Indians, tomahawks,
? scalps, scalping-knives, silver mines in
' wild ravines defended by hired ruffians,
who patrolled, rifle in hand, night and
J day, to defend nature's treasure cave.
In short, I made my fellow-student the
hero (?) of the wild life which is led on
the Pacific slope even at the present day.
Beaching my dingy lodgings, I let my-
in with a latch, lit my gas, and
caljed for tea. My frugal meal was
brought in by the domestic, an ugly,
shriveled, lame old woman, who had that
peculiar, irresistible, fascinating power
over me possessed by all extremely hide-
-' ods or disgusting objects. This old crea
ture was a perfect study in " the ugly."
I had a friend, a young artist, who was
forever raving about the study of " the
. beautiful." The model which I studied
did not present a feature nor a movement
which was destitute of ugliness. I do
not know whether the contemplation of
tnis specimen of humanity had a bene
ficial effeat on me or the contrary.
Charlie, my young artist friend, used to
dread paying me a visit , One glance at
"old Jenny" was, to his critical artist's
eye, what a discord in music would be to
a delicate and accurate ear.
"Gad!" he used to say when she left
the room, " can't fancy how you can stand
that, old fellow. One advantage, though,"
he would add, as he lit his pipe, " there
is certainly no danger of your yirtue,
which is a great consideration."
On this particular evening I could not
keep my yes off the grim and rimy
form of " old J enny " as she moved about
my room. An attempt at readinc- anat
omy only seemed to call up the forms of
vivisection practiced Dy the Indians on
their unhappy prisoners. So finlino- that
no use, I threw my book aside, and gazed
down into the dingy street, where the
shop people were busy putting up the
t ouuLtciu, us me Jiuur was iate 1 was
restless and unsettled. My brain was
teeming with strange fancies. I drank
off my "jiightrcap" a pewter, tankard
of stout and then crept into my cold,
humble, little bed. I fell asleep very
soon, but such a feverish, dream-laden
sleep! During the whole of that ghastly
night I led the life of a California rowdy.
Now I was "standing drinks" all round
to a miscellaneous mob of miners, Indian
fighters, gamblers, etc., at a public bar.
. In a moment I found myself to be in the
center of a "free fight;" revolvers were
cracking right and left, like "zigzags"
on, the, oueenj, birthday; bowie-knives
flashed here and there like Btreaks of
lightning; screams, howls, oaths, arose
on every side. I had just succeeded in
shooting a man through the head, after
missing him five times, when suddenly a
sharp pain darted through my neck. I
felt the warm blood trickling down my
breast; I grew faint; I swooned.
. And so on during the night.
No wonder, then, that when I got up
early next morning to dress by gas-light
for my visit to the hospital I did not feel
much refreshed bv mv slumbers. It was
cold, drearv. wet winter morning.
swallowed a cup of coffee could not eat
anything and with this preparation I
dragged my unhappy carcass to the in
firmary ; stood in the wards taking notes
wmle Uie proiessor expiainea iue nature
of the cases which came under our ob
servation ; finally repaired to the opera
ting theater with the rest of my fellow
Btudents. When seated in the gallery
an amphitheater of seats I observed
"California Jackson" below me, and
therefore nearer to the area where the
ooerations were performed. He always
seemed to take the operations very coolly ;
this morning he looked as imperturbable
Suddenly the patient who was to be
operated on entered the theater from be
hind the hanging curtains which guarded
the passage to the wards. I was startled
her appearance, never having seen her
before. Tall and lady-lite, sue presented
countenance of great beauty, aitnougn
bore unmistakable siens of prolonged
phvsical sufleriufr. Her beauty was of
the Spanish type : olive complexion, large
dark eyes, long, black, silky eyelasnes,
coal black luxuriant locks.
One of her hands required to be am
putated, owing, as the surgeon explained,
a disease which had developed in that
member. Although evidently very ner
vous, the patient behaved most admir
ably. She lay down on the 0)ernting
table, and the administration of chloro
form was proceeded with. She struggled
little while this was progressing. Mv
eyes accidentally lighted on "California
Jackson," and to my intense surprise I
saw his iron features working in a most
extraordinary way. At first I thought
that I must be dreaming. What, "Cali
fornia Jackson" moved by the struggles
a patient going under chloroform ?
Impossible 1 He clasped his muscular
hand over his face. At length the chlo
rofermist pronounced the woman quite
under the influence of the anaesthetic,
and the . surgeon, having arranged his
assistants, advanced knife in hand. Just
he was in the act of making the first
incision "California Jackson" rose and
hastily left the theater.
His departure gave rise to quite a sen
sation ; but it was only momentary, and
subsided so soon as the surgeon raised his
head to learn the meaning of the dis
turbance. When the operation was over I repaired
the college to attend lectures as usual.
found "California Jackson" standing
the gateway, smoking gloomily. I
saluted him, and passed in.
Next day Jackson appeared with his
bound, in a napkin, and he feemcd
of thrusting it into his bosom. Next
he seemed estless; his hand was
wrapped up. .1 inquired frequently
the wound was getting on, warning
of the danger of tampering with
such injuries. He always said it was
fetting all right, he thought. Next day
did not see him at hospital or college.
Next day, still no Jackson. , That even
ing, as I was returning to my lodgings
when my day's work was over, I resolved
look him up, whether I was welcome
not. I knew his number in the dreary
street where he lived. I climbed the
stairs and arrived at a door bearing the
pulled the bell no sound. Pulled
harder a terrific clatter resulted. In a
short time the door was opened by Miss
Vinegar herself in a towering passion.
asked me if I knew that there was a
person in the house. 1 apologized
humbly. That and my raven mustache
general distinguished bearing molli-
tne dear creature, whose appearance
quite in accordance with her name.
learned from her that my fellow-
student was half delirious; that his
hand was frightfully bad, and that she
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she had stated. : Jackson lay tossing
about on a sofa, dressed with the excep
tion of his coat The injured hand was
dreadfully swollen and inflamed, and at
center of the palm, were the wound
been inflicted, there wag a small
black spot I could also observe red
and streaks running uphis fore-arm.
face was flushed, and he seemed only
conscious. The doctor arrived, and,
learning ' the nature of the case,
lanced the hand freely, to liberate the
matter. He then gave direc
tions, wrote a prescription, and left me
care of the case for the night, poor
Vinegar being quite knocked up by
Well, I knew that I had a dreary
night of it before me. The room was
shabbily furnished and frightfully stuffy.
Everything in itsmclled ranklyof strong
tobacco. I got hold of a rather inter
esting volume, and sat reading while the
dreary, heavy "tick-tock" of tke
clock in the lobby sounded, and
gas kept flaring up and singing in a
extraordinary way. Every . one ;
knows this sort of thing.
About 1 a. m. Jackson woke up and
asked for a drink, then fell back into a
feverish sleep. As he threw himself
heavily down on his pillow a large locket
sprang out from his breast, and in doing
the lid flew open, and at a moment's
glance I saw a miniature portrait of the
and bust of a most beautiful
woman. Delighted by the vision, I
gazed on it intently for some minutes in
simple admiration. The lady was evi
dently of Spanish, or at least Southern
birth or extraction. Surely I had seen
a face before, recently? Yes, of
course the woman who was operated on
when Jackson acted in so singular a
manner. But although there was a con
siderable resemblance, there was a very
great difference ? In short, the portrait
not that of the poor patient. And
could this beautiful creature be?
Surely a near and dear friend to my
stern, rugged fellow-student, who had her
likeness thus chained to his neck. Was
a sister? No; there was not one
feature in common between them ? Evi
dently no very near blood relation. His
wfe? Surely "California Jackson" never
it in him to win such a glorious
creature. Still women are queer in their
choice sometimes. Closing the locket, I
tried to dismiss the subject from my
But I now fancied that I had a partial
clew to Jackson's conduct at the opera
tion on that memorable morning. Time
passed heavily. I helped myself to a
cigir from the case which stood on the
mantel-piece. My thoughts reverted to
portrait; and until the cold grey
light'of a drizzly winter morning broke
into the apartment, I sat smoking,
dreaming, and conjecturing. The morn
ing advanced : the tramo ot an occasion
workman going to his labor, or the
rattle of a solitary cart or cab, began to
disturb the gloomy silence of the street
lhen the footsteps and the vehicles be
came more frequent, until at length the
heavy grinding of the social machinery
a great city was in full swing. Miss
inegar maae ner appearance, and I had
trueal DreaKtast, then set out for the
hospital, feeling rather seedy, it must be
confessed. All that day Ihad a strone
tendency to doze during the lectures a
circumstance which caused the worthv
professors to regard me with a peculiar
glance 'or . I am not usually sleepy
headeu. la the evening I again found
myself at poor Jacksou s lodgings. The
docter Tiao called, and gave Miss Vinegar
very uiwuiy opinion about the case.
Feared that an amputation of the hand.
cycu u me arm, iingin De necessary.
Possibly of early fatal termination of
the case. "Miss V. was to sit up that
night; so I went on to my own lodgings,
and received the domestic attentions of
And in this manner days passed. Poor
Jackson's arm was ripped up in different
uiaccs uy me surgeon's tnite. Slowly
but surely he pulled round, and at length
the surgeon pronounced him out of
danger. But what a feeble scarecrow he
was, poor fellow!
Jackson was a man of iron frame, but
it bad been terribly tasked. For months
he was too feeble to attempt.going out
of doors, and I was his constant com
panion, so far as my duties would per-
mit And in gratitude he gave me his
"Yes, sir, I loved her loved her, al
though she was so young, innocet and
beautiful, and I so old. wicked, and ugly.
But I fought hard for her. You see, I
was, first of all, the manager of the silver
mines under her ftther; then I was
made a partner. I worked hard. Her
father is an Englishman ; her mother
was of Spanish descent. How beautiful
she is! how good!
"One night her father came to me and
said, 'Jackson, you say you love my
girl. Prove it.'
"I grasjed his hand.
" 'Jur.kson. a rush will be made for the
mine to-nirrht. A band of armed des
peradoes is prepared to take possession of
our treasure. Save it! Think, plan,
act ! If you are successful, Anna will be
yours take mv word; there is my
"Sir, I laid several loads of .gunpowder
in certain parts of the mine, and I had
connecting electric wires so arranged
that the blasts could be fired by a per
son outiide. If the desperadoes got into
the mine, I could by a movement of my
hand send them into eternity in an
instant. But I had to be quick, and to
work hard. About 12 midnight I took
up my post in a concealed spot outside
the mculii of the mine, ready to send an
electric spark which would play havoc
with all inside the workings. It was a
moonlit night, but cloudy. About 1 a.
m. I saw shadowy figures creeping cau
tiously up to the mouth of the mine.
They were armed. Suddenly a rush was
made. The attacking party seemed to
expect opposition ; but none was offered,
arid soon they vanished into the bowels
of the earth. I gave them time to get
fairly into the mine, and then I Lord,
have mecy upon me ! I
"It was hard work clearing out the
mine, and the dead bodies were awfully
used up ; but the mine was saved. What
horrid dreams I had after that!
"Time passed. I claimed Anna. The
father kept his word, but the daughter
had a mind of her own. Long and ear
nestly I urged my love suit; but the
lady was hard hearted. How often have
I gone on my knees to her and prayed
with tears in my eyes that she would
have mercy upon me! Once she laughed
in my face. Thank Heaven that I was
without my revolver then, or neither of
us would have been alive to-dav!
Sometimes I thought that 1 was mad
thus to urge my love ; I, an old man,
hardened and seared; she. a young girl,
ignorant and innocent Surely my love
season ended when I fled from the old
world to the new; when I fled after being
jilted by a worthless woman. But the
madness returned upon me. I must have
Anna, or die!
"The alarm was raised. The cry arose,
" Anna's father rushed to me.
'"Great heaven I my daughter! the
Indians! Oh, save her!'
" Anna had strayed too far into the
sage brush. She was self-willed and
brave hearted. She laughed at the In
dians; but her father and I knew better.
The Apaches had won the game this
' Yes, we rescued her, but I got an
arrow wound which levered me ior
weeks, and a slash from a tomahawk
which left this mark on my brow ; but
I recovered after a long illness. It was
a walk through the Valley of the Shadow
of Death. But Anna nursed me, and
that made the Valley of the Shadow of
death to appear as heaven. Oh, the
ecstacy of gazing on her beauty ! Oh,
the joy of being tended by such an angel I
I was sorry to get well so soon, but I did
fet well. Then the dream, the happy
ream ended. Anna once more became
cold as ice, and my stout heart died
" Then the question arose, why should
Hive? I got to care for nothing, neglected
the mine, took to drink; everything
went wrong. Then her father came to
me and said :
" ' Jackson, what is the matter ? This
won't do. Everything is going to blazes !'
" I said, ' You know what is the mat
ter.' "'Well,' said he, "girls are self-
he said ' Welt Til try again. By heaven iTPebria.
T'll maVa htr tnbA vnil !'
" And he was gone.
"And Anna promised that if the
mine prospered for two years more under
my care, and if I then went to the old
country and graduated in medicine at
a British university, she would become
"'Oh, Anna,' I pleaded, 'you are
cruel! Think of the terrible ordeal you
assign to me! An old, rough silver
miner, accustomed to savage men and
savage ways, to go to study medicine at
a university ? Oh, 'tis cruel ! It is un
fair! I must surely faiL I am over
weighted in the rate. Be merciful ! I'll
do anything at mining ; but at college
learning I have little chance.'
" Then she turned on me with her
proud, impetuous beauty and haughty
. " ' Sir, if you do as I have said, I shall
marry you not till then.'
" There was a flash and a rustle of silk,
and her father and I were alone.
" And here I am, working hard to
become a doctor. Another year, and I
hope to be in a position to claim Anna
for my wile. .Lovely Anna I un, now
good she is ! Yes, you have guessed
right." That 'poor woman who was to
have her hand amputated was so like
Anna that I could not stand it That
was the reason why I ran away."
I thought over his story as I traversed
the gas-lit city streets on my way to my
lodgings. I thought long and deeply on
the tender tale for tender it was and
all the more affecting that Jackson was
so stern and rugged himself.
Ugly "old Jenny" let me in, and
gave me my frugal tea. I went to bed,
leeung as it a dream had been realized.
Time passed, and at length Jackson
and I found ourselves at the end of our
medical curriculum at the close of our
last session, and preparing to go up to
our final examination. In the
meantime Jackson had not recruited very
well after his terrible illness. He still
remained pale, shrunken, and emaciated.
1 could not help frequently thinking that
this bad state of health was due more to
mental than to physical suffering. Of
one thing I was quite sure while he
seemed continually writing and posting
letters to California, very few were sent
to him from that part of the world. At
times I almost fancied that poor old
Jackson's stout heart was being slowly
broken. 1 could read a terrible agony in
his cold grey eyes. 'Twas indeed seldom
that he received a note from Anna, and I
had reason to know that the few which
she did send were very short. One day
I found Jacson sitting poring over one
of them as if in a trance. I imagined
that he was trying to extract a kindness
from it which the words of the message
did not express.
In spile of all this, however, my friend
made most marvelous progress in his
studies. He did not work like other stu
dents he seemed to be possessed He
was ill: he was anxious; yet I was con
scious that his attainments far exceeded
mine, although I also worked very hard
and constantly, and possessed many ad
vantages which he lacked, lhen came
that anxious and terrible day on which
we must stand the trial of the final ex
amination. In the evening we would
pithnr 1 " plucked " or graduates of our
university, and qualified to p-actice our
profession. Jackson and I had read a
trreat deal together, and ground each
other well,, and we were both conscious
of having worked honestly; still I con
fess to a very considerable degree of ner
vous apprehension when the day dawned
which was to test our attainments. I
need not detail that day's doings; suffice
it to say that both Jackson and I were
nrettv well satisfied with ourselves when
we came to compare notes in the even
ing. A week must elapse before the re
sult would be publicly announced week
of miserv. But one day Jackson and I,
rushing up to the black-board in the first
quadrangle, found the list of '' passed "
men affixed thereon. With throbbing
heart and swimming eye I devoured,
rather than scanned, the roll. There
blessed joy! oh, happy relief! oh, proud
satisfaction ! there was my ow name
among the successful men ; and a grunt
from Jackson told me that he was all
right 'Then we pointed our flames out
to each other, took a last longing look,
then arm in arm walked away with feel
ings beyond description. That evening
Jackson wrote and posted a letter to
Anna, informine her of his success; then
he scanned the shipping advertisements
see the earliest opportunity which he
would have of getting back to California
claim his bride; and having settled
those affairs, he accompanied me to my
lodgings. We enjoyed ourselves to tne
full-drinking toddy, smoking cigars,
chatting, or indulging in a happy dreamy
silence till 2 o'clock in the morning.
Then we parted with mutual congratu
lations and good wishes.
To mv utter amazement and indigna
tion, just as I was in the act of going to
bed, "old Jenny" thrust her mahogany
countenance into my room, and indulged
a prophecy to the effect that some
thing "no canny" would happen to
"Maister Jackson," for she had just had
had an " awful dream " about him, from
which she was awakened by the noise of
his departure. I was somewhat puzzled
first to decide whether this was a sort
revenge for the annoyance we might
have given her, or whether it was a sly
and roundabout way to come at her
share of the toddv. At any rate,
ended by laughing and telling her to
take a "nin." She thanked me; said
she would : then, asking if I was all
right in bed, coolly turned off the gas
and walked out ot the room, leaving a
strong impression on my mind that she
had walked .off with the whisky-bottle
Next mornintr I had a fearful headache,
and felt utterly prostrate. Bottles of
soda-water and cups of tea formed my
only sustenance, and 1 Kept my bea an
day. It was a long, dismal day to me,
but through it all I had the happy con
sciousness that I had " passed." The day
had been wet; in the evening it cleared
a little. I had just fallen into a light
but relreshing sleep, when old jenny
half-hopped, half-limped into the room
and screamed out:
"Just as I told ye! He's deed! Com
mitted shuiside wi' a pistol ! Miss Vine
has sent ower for ye ! The pollis are
My heart faltered for a moment, then
stopped. I gasped. It gave two great
thumps, then fluttered. Gradually 1 re
covered so as to be able to ask, " Who is
" Yer freen Mr. Jackson ! "
"Heaven have mercy upon us! Jack
" Ay," said Jenny. " But it's a fact
As if actine in a horrid niehtmare. I
arose and dressed, then walked to Jack
I found the dreadful news to be only
true. The police were in possession.
Poor Jackson lay on his back on the floor
dead! In one hand hegraped the fatal
pistol ; in the other was clutched a for
eign newspaper. A paragraph in the
paper was marked with a heavy cross, as
to call attention to it The ink was
scarcely dry. The paragraph, which was
the marriage column, ran thus:
"At The Pines,' Rocky Valley, Cali
fornia, on the 26th inst, by the Rev.
Silas Prool, Anna, only daughter of Jo
seph Fageland, Esq., to Harry Vardent,
writing for the daily press of
In the fall of 1871 he became
Many of our readers were acquainted
years ago with Thomas Ford Moore, a
young man of great promise and well
proved ability. None cohW have con
ceived of the terrible death in store for
young man a death which even
cries aloud for vengeance upon the
dastardly villains who brought it about.
lorn was the youngest son of ex-Go v-
emor Ford, who years ago was one of the
most prominent men in the State. Upon
father's death he was adopted by the
i nomas kj. juoore, oi wis city, ana
time grew to be considered his son by
those cognizant of the facts. When the
war broke out, Tom enlisted in the
hundred and Thirty-ninth Illinois
infantry, and served well and faithfully
that and an artillery regiment
until the close of the war, Returning to
city, he met a warm welcome from
and old friends, and, among other
pursuits of a literary nature, he was en-
dissatisfied with Peoria, and Mr. Moore,
adopted father, having lost much of
former property, Tom resolved to
a new field of endeavor and turn to
some substantial account the many
talents with which he was endowed.
Accordingly he set out for Kansas, in
which State an elder brother of his had
settled for some time. This brother
in the vicinity of Wichita, and there
found him. Together they roamed
the prairies until the summer of
1872, some times hunting, some times en
gaged in the nomadic avocation of cattle
driving. . Though Tom felt that he was
made for better things, the wild, free life
suited him nevertheless, and partly
atoned for the slowness with which the
It was near the close of a beautiful
day that Tom, alone, was walking
toward Sugar creeK rancne, cummer
county, on his way to Caldwell, some six
miles further on. Suddenly he found
arms seized by three ruffianly-looking
men who had jumped from a hazel
copse by the way side. ' The three men
soon joined by three more, and,
repeated inquiries, Tom learned
he was accused of horse stealing,
was to be hanged to the nearest tree.
vain he protested his innocence, and
offered to prove, were time given to him,
incontestable alibi. In vain he begged
the ruffians would but examine
some papers in his coat pocket, which
would show that they had mistaken his
identity. His pleadings were useless, as
captors were frenzied by the loss of
valuable horses, and were determined to
make an example of some one, whether
were guilty or not. Cords were pro
duced, aud two of the men attempted to
Moore's arms, preparatory to execu
tion of lynch law upon him, but the
brave fellow was determined not to die
without a struggle, and accordingly, en
treaties having proved of no avail, he
used his muscular powers to such effect
for a long time he kept all six men
bay. Such an unequal contest, how
ever, could not last long, and juoore was
finally knocked down and bound. The
noose was placed around his neck, and he
was dragged and pushed to a conveni
ent tree. The mercy (?) of the scoundrels
who hadcaptured him, gavehim two min
utes for prayer, and, at the end of that
time, he was launched into eternity.
hen he was quite dead, the leader of
gang of lynchers, putting his hand
into the coat pocket ot the dead man,
found the letters which he had begged
them in vain to read before they
murdered him. The letters were, many
them, from friends and relations in
Illinois, and corroborated the dead man s
statements, showed the cowardly villains
that instead ot executing summary
justice on a horse thief, they had out
rageously murdered a young man who
was as far above them in intelligence and
moral worth as the stars are above the
earth. With one accord the cowards
fled, but their names and the fact of the
case were afterward discovered. Why
justice nas not been done and young
Moore's murder avenged, is for Kansas
grand juries to answer.
It was many months before the news
Moore s awlul death reached Peoria,
and even when it did it was contradicted
until it is only within a short time that
the general public were made certain of
the tact. JNot until now, indeed, have
the above facts been given in this city.
eona National Democrat.
Miss Edna Dean Proctor has writ
ten a note to Henry Ward Beecher,
thanking him for his expressions of satis
faction with the conclusion of her case,
is an interesting expression of the feel
ings of a pure and sensitive woman, who
has been unmercifully ex nosed to the
cruelties of our modern inquisition
which leaves the old Spanish invention
far in the shade ; videticit, the court of
The Coroner's iury in the Howard
lynching case at Des Moines, Iowa, have
heard the testimony of the keeper. He
declares his belief that Howard was inno
cent of the murder for which he was con
victed, but thinks he knew the murderer.
A statement written by the condemned
man the night before "he' was hung- will
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FARM AND HOUSEHOLD.
Carrying and Using the Whip.
There is more in the movement of the
driver of an ox team, and in the carry
ing the whip, than most farmers think,
says the Ohio Farmer. Oxen, however
quick in their movements, are upright
in their walk when in yoke, soon" become
dull and get the practice of "shoving' or
"hauling, in consequence of the driver
lagging along, or, as is often the practice,
of going ahead of his team, and from
time to time stepping back and whipping
them. A driver of an ox team should
walk directly opposite the yoke, walk
straight, and carry his whip upright, asa
soldier would his gun. Use a whip-stock
with a short lash, and touch the cattle
only with the lash, and never strike them
on the nose or over the eyes.
Contagiousness of Glanders. Re-
farding the contagiousness of glanders,
Ir. Percival submits the following de
ductions as the results of facts gleaned
down from his own experience :
1. That farcy and glanders, Which Con
stitute the same disease, are propagated
through the medium of stabling, and this
we believe to be the more usual way in
which disease is communicated from
horse to horse.
2. That infected stabling may harbor
and retain the infection for months, or
even years, and although by thoroughly
cleansing and makinguse of disinfecting
means the contagion may be destroyed,
yet it would not be wise to occupy such
stables immediately after, such supposed
or alleged disinfection.
3. That the virus, or poison of glan
ders, may lie for months in a state of in
cubation in the horse's constitution be
fore the disease breaks out Of this we
have had the most positive evidence..
4. That when a stable of horses be
comes contaminated, the disease often
makes fearful ravages among them before
it quits; and it. is only after "a period of
several months exemption trom all dis
eases of the kind that a clean bill of
health can be rendered.
Husking Saving the Hands.
"Rural," writing for the Chicago Tribune,
throws in these sensible remarks about
protecting the hands while performing
the universal farm work of this season
of the year :
"It is a little CHrious to see how the
boys fix up their hand-gear to protect
their hands from the sharp husks. Two
years ago I advised pine tar for a coating
to the buckskin gloves and mittens, and
some gave it a trial, and also used it on
the Hall husking glove ; but most people
laughed at the idea, though it is found a
great saving of the glove. This year the
Hall husking glove isdoubly armed with
brass plates, and yet the application of
tar to the leather will be found useful,
as it glosses down at once, and prevents
the husk from cutting the leather. I
mention this as this glove has come into
general use. Some use buckskin mittens
armed with a common steel husking pin
and those need an application of tar
daily. Have the tar warm and apply a
light coating not so that it will run off,
or in any way besmear your ciotn-
incr. The tar soOn fills the pores of the
skin, and makes it almost as hard as iron
and adds greatly to the wear."
Preparing and Packing Poultry.
Poultry should be fat, and kept twen
ty-four hours from food betore killing to
have the crop empty. Food in the crop
sours, blackens the skin, injures the sale
of poultry, and buyers will not pay for
this useless weight, opening tne vein
the neck or bleadinj in the mouth is
the oroner mode of killing. If bled in
side the throat the bill should be pried
open with a piece of chip and the poul
try be hung up by the feet od a line. Ihis
makes bleeding free and prevents bruis
ing. The head and feet should be left
on and the entrails in. The flesh should
nt be mutilated in any manner. Tur
keys and chickens dry-picked keep much
longer and sell higher than the scalded.
the picking is done by scalding, the
water should be heated iust to the boil
ing point, and the poultry held by the
feet, dipped in and out of the water four
five times, counting three each time
or out The work should be done
quickly, neatly, and thoroughly. After
picking, hang up thje poultry by the feet
a cool, dry place, fill all animal heat
out and the poultry thoroughly cold
and dry. Avoid freezing, as poultry
will not keep long after thawing. Wrap
thin, light, strong paper. Brown and
dark, heavy paper, having too much acid
it, injures the poultry, lhe head
should be wrapped separately. Always
pack head downward. Ihis throws the
soft entrails on the breast-bone, the poul
try keeping longer in this position, rack
clean, dry, tight flour barrels. Mary
About Carpets. Brooms, and Sweep
ing. Do you know that light-colored
carpets will last much longer than dark
ones? It is a positive fact to which I can
bring plenty of witnesses as well as my
own testimony. Moreover, they are
more cheerful looking, and more fashion
able. So the next time you buy a new
carpet, whether, ingrain, three-ply, or
Brussels, choose a rather small figure,
with the pattern well seeded down, as it
called, and with but little dark color
it avoiding, however, all the shades
slate, as thev will fade badly with the
light and you will find not only that
the colors are less liable to be rottea in
the dye, but the carpet will require far
less sweeping, as almost all dust and
litter is light colored. According to my
experience, with the same amount of use,
dark carpet will require sweeping every
day, where a light colored one will look
better with only a weekly sweep, if you
pick up any litter each morning, or occa
sionally use a dustpan and brush.
Sweeping, if carelessly done, wears a
carpet more than anything else, and yet
we hnd very lew sweepers, inaeea,
many a woman prides herself on the
amount of dirt she can gather, when the
"dirt" is simply or largely wool that she
has swept from the framework of the
carpet with her stiff, harsh broom, but I
hope yet to see the carpet sweeper that
will be a really valuable substitute ior
the broom, but I have never yet found
one that would do its work as neatly, or
with as little damage, as is done by a
good sweeper with a good broom.
The hrst time a child is set to sweep
ing a room it should be taught how to do
t and the lesson repeated till the right
habit is formed, for it is as easy to sweep
in a right way as a wrong way, and yet
host ot women never learn to sweep a
room properly. The most common fault
to bear on so hard that the carpet is,
as we have hinted, quite unnecessarily
worn out I believe most hired girls are
destructive to carpets. They have sel
dom been taught how to sweep in chil 1-
hood, and now think they know quite as
much on the subject as their mistresses,
and perhaps they do and feeling no
pecuniary interest in tne matter, strive
only to make the carpets look clean and
bright. Ohio farmer.
Paradise Pudding. Three eggs, one-
fourth pound of bread crumbs, three
apples, wine, currants, juice of one-half
a lemon, nutmeg, salt. Mince the apples.
Beat the eggs, and stir them into tne
bread crumbs and other ingredients. Rub
the currants in a small quantity of flour
before they are put into the mixture.
Boil for one and one-halt hours. 10 oe
eaten hot, with sauce.
Oatmeal Mush. As a general rule,
the ctareer the meal the better the mush.
The meal in which the kernels are bare
ly broken in two once, is next in quality
to the groats, which are not broken
all. Pour one measure of this coarse
oatmeal into three and one-half measures
of boiling water. Stir occasionally, and
boil briskly until the meal is everly
diffused through the water, then set the
kettle back where it will barely simmer.
cover close and let it cook an hour with
out stirring. Then dish and serve warm
Oyster Patties in Batter. Make
batter with the yolk of one egg, or more:
according to the quantities of ovsters
vou intend to prepare, a little nutmeg,
some beaten mace, a little flour and
little salt: dip in the oysters and
them in lard to a nice brown. If pre
ferred, a little parsley may be shred very
fine, and mixed with the batUr. The
batter may also be made thicker,
formed into the shape of a patty, or
into a small tin mould, the oyster being
3roppeOrii"and covered over, and
whole baked as a pudding would be.
Apple Charlotte. Three or
Blices of bread, a little cream, preserved
apple sauce, whites of two eggs, one-half
large cup ot sugar; navonng cgratea
lemon peel, or cinnamon).- Cut the soft
part of the bread in small square pieces.
Soak them for a moment in very rich
cream. Butter a dish, and place them
in it, then put in the preserve, or sauce
if the latter is used, flavor it and
this lay one or two thin slices of the
bread soaked in cream. Beat the whites
of the eggs to a stiff froth, add the sugar,
and if the charlotte is made with pre
serve, put the lemon in the frosting.
Spread this on top of the bread, and put
the dish in the oven, for a handsome
brown to the frosting. To be eaten cold.
To clean paint, rub well with white
ning moistened with water, applying
with a woolen cloth, and wash with clean
Common salt blown into the nostrils
horses is said by horse raisers to be
good remedy for colic, or any derange
ment of the bowels.
Oilcloths, if well rubbed with woolen
cloth and warm water, with the addi
tion of skim milk, if convenient, will
look nearly as fresh afs new. Scrubbing
brushes and strong soap are ruinous
A good way to bleach laces is to soak
in soapsuds over night, then turn boiling
water over them, and let them lie in
until cool. Squeeze out the water, and
put them in very strong blue water.
night put them on the grass in the dew.
If not white enough, repeat the process.
Such articles as collars, cuffs, etc.,
which require to be .made very stiff,
should be starched in the following way:
Mix a tablespoonful ot starch with
enough cold water to make it smooth,
and turn on enough boiling water to boil
it ten minutes ; then add a bit of white
wax the size of a three-cent piece and
Rancid butter can be made as sweet
as when first churned by the following
Erocess: To one quart of water add fifty
ve drops of the chloride of lime; then
wash thoroughly in this mixture five
pounds of rancid butter. It must remain
in the mixture two hours. Then wash
1 twice in pure water and once in sweet
f :'u . -,i i .... i. rru: .: r ! :
contains nothing injurious.
For chapped hands the simplest
remedy is found in every one's kitchen
closet, and is common starch. Reduce
it to an impalpable powder, put it in
muslin bag, keep it in the table drawer.
Whenever you take your hands out
dishes or suds, wipe them dry with a soft
towel, and while yet damp, shake the
starch bag over them and rub it in. The
effect is most agreeable. ;
It is said that Bishop Ames decided
the Minnesota Methodist Conference that
a woman cannot legally hold the office
of steward in that Church.
Two years ago there were only seven
Baptists in Talbott County, Maryland.
Now there is a membership of over
seventy, and one of the neatest church
edifices in the country.
The Methodist Episcopal Mission
Mexico is established at twelve stations,
five of them being in the capital. The
average attendance is 400. Eleven native
preachers aid in the work, and English
preaching is kept up at four places.
The revival in Ireland, which com
menced under the labors of Moody and
Sankey, is spreading throughout the
country. In Dublin, at a recent com
munion service, one paster received 230
members on profession, and similar re
sults are reported elsewhere. -
The Rev. ex-President Caswell, of the
Baptist Church, writes a letter of warn
ing, declaring that there is danger of dis
integration if there is persistence in
enforcing the close communion theory.
There is an extraordinary religious
excitement among the colored people in
Petersburg, Virginia. It has developed
into a kind of frenzy resembling the
Kentucky jerks in the early part of this
century. " - ;
The new Episcopal Bishop of Wiscon
sin during his sixteen years pastorate
Red Wing, Minnesota, baptized 582 souls,
presented for confirmation 295, and
leaves the parish with a membership
X.te Presbyterian and Congregational
Churches of Portland, Michigan, have
obtr ined from the Presbytery and the
Gnnd River Conference a committee to
aid them in effecting a union of the two
Revtvalist Hammond, is on his way
to California to pen a campaign against
Satan's kingdom on the Pacific He
seems willing in advance to fix the num
ber of converts at twenty thousand.
That is the number he claims as the re
sult of his efforts in St. Louis and the
surrounding country last year.
The reported votes of quite a number
of Conferences indicate that the proposed
amendment to the rules of the Methodist
Church South, in relation to the use of
intoxicating liquors, will fail to be
adopted. The amendment would pro
hibit the manulacture, use ana saie oi
intoxicating liquors as a beverage.
The contributions for missions in the
Methodist Episcopal Church were greater
in 1866 than they have ever been since.
The average amount given by the Church
for ten years is $ (543,330.42, whicn is not
enough by at least 1100,000 to support
the missions as they now exist J. he
missionary collections proper last year
were nearly $30,000 less than the year
The minutes of the General Congrega
tional Association, in Nebraska, show
sixty-five churches, forty-three ministers,
and 1,503 members, of whom 317 were
admitted last year. The general condi
tion of the denomination in that taie
indicates a good degree of prosperity.
The statistics of the German Reformed
Church show 5 synods, 41 classes, bl9
ministers, 1,338 congregations, 140,17
members, and 88,062 members uncon
firmed. As compared with last year, tne
report shows an increase of 5 classes,
ministers, 23 congregations and 6,243
The Memphis Baptist estimates that
in one year four associations and 26,778
members of Baptist Churches have gone
over to the "loose side of the communion
iestion." The editor of that paper
greatly bewails the departure from the
long established usages of the denomi
The denomination of believers known
as Christians, formally as Campbellites,
is much more numerous in this country
than is rpnerallv supposed, being about
the same as that of the Congregation-
alists. Indeed, they are Congregational
in their Church pout,'. They are not
Unitarian, as many suppose, out claim
to be thoroughly evangelical, according
to the orthodox standards.
At thn last regular meeting of the
Board of Extension of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, applications were
Granted exceeding tne amount in
treasury, in donations $10,026 ; in loans
$11,036.96, making a total overdraft
the treasury ot l,Ubl.b. Alter grant
ing these amounts the Board were con
strained to deny applications to
amount of ever $50,000, many of them
needy and meritorious.
Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, H.
Beecher's, has 2,390 members, a net
of 80 over last year. Of these
1,504 are women, young and old, and
are men and youths. The pew rentals
aggregate $58,922, which, added to
other collections, make the total contri
butions of the church for 1874, $71,322.
The number of Sunday school scholars,
including the Bethel and Mayflower
missions, is 2,479.
The seventh Annual Convention
the Christian Missionary Association
Michigan has been held at lonia.
report shows that eleven preachers
been employed in missionary work
the past year, resulting in 286
the organization of four
societies, and the erection of one
of worshin. The sum of $800
t Grand Rapids for the next year.
An Amateur on Christmas.
To the Editor of the Courier-Journal.
We never did believe that Santa Claus
drove six billy-goats hitched to a sled, and
it filled with jumping jacks, peanuts,
candy, rat traps, shot guns, and things
for the. children, nor can we believe that
he drives about over people's houses, leav
ing his team unhitched on the roof and
sneaking down a smoky, sooty chimney,
when there's a hot fire in the grate, just
for the fun of stuffing stockings hung to
the mantle piece with little things for
the bad little boys that tied the oyster
can full of shot to his father's dog's tail,
or to the playful little girl that poured
coal oil on the cat and set fire to her, to
see if burning the hair off wouldn't make
it look like a Mexican dog. No ! we
don't believe it Last night we satisfied
ourself. We bought five dollars' worth
of torpedoes, shooting crackers, spit
devils and fireworks generally, to use
this morning. We placed them on the
mantel over the coal bucket ' We made
a hot fire, and. after hanging our boot
up where Santa Claus couldn t help see
ing We don't wear socks we sat down
in front of that fire to watch for the
"coming man." About midnight we
heard a noise upon the roof. Ah, he
comes! thought we; and the longer we
waited for him to come down the chim
nev the more noise we heard upon the
roof. Thinking the" goats had got tan
gled up in the harness we rushed out to
see what was the matter, when we dis
covered a pair of cats waltzing around
upon the roof. Believing that Santa
Claus never would get his billy-goats
within a square of "them cats," we
rushed into the house, got our double-
barreled "persuader, and came out
We pulled the trigger and we gave each
cat a pint of shot. The gun went off
both ways, for while we stood upon our
head in the gutter, we saw 40,000 cats
roll off that roof. The gun went across
the street into a neighbor s Iront yard,
and was found this morning with the
barrel-end sticking in the ground up to
the trigger and smoke coming out of the
touch-holes. When the ground thaws
enough we'll get the gun back. Two
heads and tails was all that was found of
the cats in our front yard. The shot
had carried off the balance of them.
We crawled up stairs and resumed our
watch before the fire-place. The fire had
grown lew. We were bruised aud sleepy.
The gun going off jarred the house, and
that shook the "fireworks" off the mantel
and they fell into the coal bucket We
grew cold, and seizing the coal bucket
we threw a load of coal upon the hot
coals, and took our seat. We slept We
heard an explosion, and felt something
light, head on, against the washstand in
the opposite corner of the room. AVe
saw graves, coals of living fire, boots, coal
buckets, pokers, cats, billy-goats, sleds
and a wholesale toy shop, flying about
through the room, and amid the smoke
old Santa Claus dancing a jig. We
gathered ourself together and stood up.
All was dark. We saw nothing, beard
nothing. We only know that what
things didn't go out through the windows
went out through that chimney. The
neighbors heard an earthquake, and came
over. They "put us in our little bed."
A watchman called to tell ug that he
saw a streak o' hell red hot shoot outo'
that chimney a mile high, taking all the
bricks with it as low down as the roof."
We thought at the time the house went
out through it, and we started out
through it ahead of the house. Now our
"interviewer" is writing this as we nar
rate it We'll be out in a week or two.
Santa Claus didn't come down that chim
ney, but if he had started down, and got
about half way when the fireworks went
off, we feel safe in saying that it would
have been his last chimney adventure,
for he would have had his neck broken
against theioon, if he didn't go through
it, and his billy-goats, sled, and Christ
mas stock would have been scattered for
twenty miles back of Jeffersonville. O !
Lordy ! how bad we feel ! Santa Claus
is a fraud !
A Petrified Honey-Comb.
Charles Warren Stoddard, writing to
the San Fracisco Chronicle, says, in de
scribing a visit to the ruins of Pompeii :
" I can not understand how a people who
are supposed to have been luxurious in
their tastes ever lived in such ridiculous
ly small houses as are those of Pompeii.
The bed-rooms are like state-rooms,
and the stone beds, like berths, fill the
longest side of the apartment There
are no gardes spots ; even the baths, the
crowning luxury of the time, are small.
The Forum and some few of the temples
are of more respectable dimensions, out
the resorts of thirty thousand people
could hardly be less. The private life of
the Pompeiians must have been narrow,
meager, and unhealthy. The gardens
without the city probably afforded their
only means of recreation, and I wonder
how any one who has once breathed pure
air can have returned to sleep n such
miserable quarters as are the Pompeiian
bed-rooms. Single partitions between
all the houses, no gardens, no open courts
save in the mansions of the wealthy, and
the glare of the southern sun streaming
on walls glowing with red and yellow
paint such wasPompeii in its bestdas.
No doubt it was a brilliant and lively
spectacle, and Bulwer has made the most
of it It seemed to me the correct thing
to loaf about the place alone with a copy
of Bulwer's ' Last Days' in my pocket
This I did at a later date. 1 frightened
the lizards in the Forum, and chased
butterflies in the temple of Isis, and lan
guished in the house of the wounded
Adonis, for it was awfulljnhot I sat the
sole spectator in the well-preserved am
phitheater, and walked in the Strret of
the Tombs. The 'House of the Tragic
Poet' received me, and I explored for
myself some dark passages that led un
der certain houses, where I met with an
odor of sulphur thit was almost over
A material reduction of rates has re
cently been made by the Sherman House,
Chicago. Its proprietors are determined
that it shall continue to be the most
popular hotel in Chicago with business
men and the traveling public in gen
eral, and they are accomplishing their
" A Drop of Joy in Every Word."
Flemington, Hunterdon Co., N. J.,
- - June 26, 1874. J
Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y-: Dear Sir.
It is with a happy heart that I pen these
lines to acknowledge that you and your
Galden Medical Discovery and Purgative
Pellets are blessings to the world. These-
medicines cannot be to highly praised, for
they have almost brought me out of the
grave. Three months ago I was broken out
with large nicer and sores on my body,
limbs and face. I procured your Golden
Medical Discovery and Purgative Pellets,
and have taken six bottles, and to-day I am
in good health, all those ngly ulcers having
healed and left my skin in a natural, healthly
rnndition. I thoueht at one time I could
not be cured. Although I can but poorly
express my gratitude to you, yet there is
drop of joy in every word I write. God's
blessings rest on you and your wonderful
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" A Drop of Joy in Every Word." JAMES O. BELLIS.
AVhen a.medicine will proniptlv enre such
terrible eating ulcers and free the blood of
the virulent poison causing tnem, wno can
longer doubt its wonderful virtues? Dr.
Tierce. however, does not wish to place his
Golden Medical Discovery in the catalogue
nf nnack oatent nostrums by recommending
it to cure every disease, nor does he so rec
ommend it; but what he does claim is this,
that there is but one form of blood disease
that it will not cure, and that disease
cancer. He does not reeommena "1113 juis
covery for that disease, yet he knows it to be
the most searching blood cleanser yet dis-
covrred, and that it will tree tne ooou ana
system of all other known blood poisons,
thev animal, vegetable or mineral. The
Golden Discovery is warranted by him
cure the worst forn s of Skin Diseases, as
forms of Blotches, Pimples and Eruptions,
also all Glandular Swellings, and the worst
form of Scrofulous and Ulcerated Sores
Neck. Legs or other parts, and all Scrofulous
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Fever Sores, Hip Joint and Spinal Dis
eases, all of which belong to Scrofulous Dis
eeses. !,Vokfh Y of Note. An exchange says
there is scarcely a day passes that we do
i...; ;thir frnm nersons comini; into
office or in some other way, of the success
Johnton't Anodyn Lmimrnt in the cure
coughs and colds, so prevalent about towa
If we can bene6t the readers of our paper
anv bv recommending Parsons' 1'urgalite
Pill to be the best anti-bilious medicine
the countrv, we are willing to do so.
have had about as good a cluwtte t0 kno
lis any one, " '
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OLIVEB OPriC, Da. JOIH B. WILLIAMS, TONT PASTOR. PETROLKCM V. NASBY, CLARA
PEKCY, LOOT BAxiDALL COMFOKT, Mrs. 8UMSER HAYDKN. J. W. HACKEY, P. HAM
ILTON MYERit, LESLIB THORNB, f RANK COREY, AGILE PENNE, Paor. JAM 3
UK MILLB, Cut. CARLETON, MARY GRACE HALPINR. SHIRLEY BROW.NB,
BR10KXOP, MARY J. WINES, -a W. PEA KCE. 6. L. AIKEN, O. S. SMALL, .
ALIiF.ltr VT. AIKEN.JOIIN ELDERKIN, ALLAN PEANE.
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A Ifm Htoni 7 Mr: 8nnnr Hoyden. A JVese Slory jf Agil Finn.
A ttrur Starjf bit Oliver "jt, Author of "True to his Aim," etc.. etc
A Arm Mwy Tons fatur, Author of "Old Sleuth, the DeteeiiTe;', "The Shadow
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A Xne storn hi? Itr. . H. William, Author of " Deadly foes;1 "' righting for a
Fortune;" "Maurice Flint;" " Under a Mask," etc.
A Krtc Story by Mrs. Jjurtf Randall Comfort, Author of "Little Gay, or Dlsinheritet" etc.
Humoroun Artirlr by Vrtreleunn, V. Ansfey.
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