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FHIDAY, DKCEMBER i7. 1878.
To loi-e money is a sign ol bad luck.
Tbe Tribune has paused In Its mad career.
Pedestrians take the middle of the street.
The Wkfki.y .ToirxaL of this week In full
of interesting matter.
QThe ferry emerged from temporary winter
quartets yesterday and made another trip.
Mexico, Mo., Is covered with enow twelve
1 iclies deep.
100.000 salmon are to I e placed In the Mis
New Year's rail and visiting cards, latest
styled, very cheap.
Chances to huv cheap are plentiful among the
iiierchar.ts of the citj :hose who advertise.
Rnyard Taylor wis a ben tramp, lie re
tired en a calary of 17.500 per annum.
Ice of an average of six Inches In thickness Is
beina gatherej by the harvesters in larg quan
Tim U. S. Circuit and District Courts, of
this city, will meet again on the first Monday in
January the G:h prox.
Hon. Henry Laritnorehas been assigned de-k
No. 4, in the hall of the House of Representa
tives. Fulton Telegraph.
We barn that Squire Klston met with a fall
on the lee Wednesday and severely injured his
hip. lr. Elton is attending him.
"When you see two men walking arm-in
ai m, vou can bet one ot them is sober," is not
applicable just now.
The Senate has postponed the question of
the Confirmation of Tost Master Eaves till af
ter the Holidays.
The Missouri River, one mile below Leaven
worth, was frozen solid Tuesday morn inn the
ice being over set en inches thick.
The influx ot prliticians at Jefferson City
will be heavier the coming session than ever
before,' a the Senatorial struggle bids fair to
bo a desperate one.
Glance vour eve over the columns of the
JoUkxal, make a note of what is advertised
and who the advertisers are, and you will be
able to make safe purchases.
The le pislatfve committee are making fine
progress with their work. Tbe examination of
vouchers up to the present time will be com
peted in u day or so.
Our good friends, Albert Nagel and Charley
Miller, veteran typos, are back home for the
They always k?ep their forms well
Gen. Hcckaday and Hon. Henry Lsrlmore
will visit oifr State Institutions during the
week, with a view of ascertaining the wants
by the Legislature. Fulton Telegraph.
If the Tribune is not mad because the saloon
n;u were not indicted, will it have tbe kind
ness to tetl us what pleases it so. It is evi- nt-
y in a good humor about something.
But wnat are you beating about the biusb
for, Mr. Tribune man? What has the viola
tion of the Sunday law to do with the forfeit
ure of the Mayor's office and that little $1:00
tine atiainst him?
On the authority of the Tribune we are au
thorized to say that tbe assertion that the Trib
une is mad because tbe saloon men were not
indicted is a "positive lie." The authority is
not first-class, but we give it for what it is
The county court never did have auy trouble
settling with Treasurer Wagner, Mr. Tribune
tarantula, and no one ever made such a charge.
If every officer wet e as prompt and accurate
as Chris. Waimer there would be no trouble
What has the violation of the Sunday law to
do, we repeat, with a fine of $1,000 against the
mayor, and the forfeiture of his office? We
impale the Jim-jammed tarantula of the Trib
une with the sharp point of this interrogation.
Tbe chairman of the Legislative committee,
now at work in the Auditor's office, objects to
allowing a bill for water tor the Governor's
mansion, on the ground that it is not right, be
cause he knows the Governor don't take water,
Mr. Swon Ferpuson, of Cedar City, called
to see us on Monday. He is one of our oldest
citizens. He is 63 years old has resided in the
county 59 yeari was born in Virginia and
raised in Tennessee he is in the enjoyment of
good health, but is unable to get glasses to suit
his eyes, Fulton Telegraph.
i i lie i riuune joins in no crusade against a
citizen, but it is assumed that George Wagner
is uot indicted because Gen. Parsons and Pe
ter Meyeri are. Well, tbat is a quarrel it has
with tbe grand jury and it cau fight it out witb
them. By the wav, bow does tbe Tribune
know Parsons and Meyears are iudicted?
Sam Slick, the banjoist, is dead and gone to
tbe better land "obcr de ribber." He beard
those gentle voiced ccalling, ''old black Joe,"
and went aloug. , His banio is left unstrung
and bis song unsung. He was a favorite
among the young and old, black and white,
and there will bo many a silent tear of sympa
thy on tbe gruve of black Sam blick
Well that the following from an exchange Is
some of Ed. Silver's work: The Cole county
grand jury bive Indicted William Rogers, a
convict, for the murder of Joe Fore. Beloie
Rogers can be arraigned for trial, be wdl have
to be pardoned for tbe offence for which be is
now serving a long term. Tbe only witnesses
to tbe killing were two other convicts who
cannot testify unless they, too, are pardoned
From what is known of the facts in the case it
appears that Fore threatened Rogers' lite, and
that the latter killed him In self-defense.
If we can ever set our bands on that venom
ous viper of the Journal, which so afflicts the
visi n of the jim-Jaiuuied tarantula of the
Tribune, we will make him tell whether he
ever Importuned a former mayor of the city to
arrest and fine John Scbott tor selling liquor
on Sunday or not. In the mean time the Trib
une will pause lor a reply.
The remains of Ned. How, a former resident
of this city, a brother of Pat. How, were
brought to tbe city from Dennlson, Texas, and
buried In the Catholic burying ground yester
day. Mr. How was about 20 years of age. His
remains were laid to rest by tbe side of those
of his wife and three children, gone before.
The U. S. District court at St. Louis Bends a
delegation of spiel-markers and counterfeiters
to the pen. Wm. 11. Beaucleigh, for three
vears, J. C. Mabin lor four, Madam Ann Welch
for one, Jack Evans two, and Jo. Hargateone.
Hargate has been an engraver in St. Louis for
over twenty years, and once had good standing,
but bard times Orove to the crime of which he
The hired girl sat by the kitchen stove,
'Twas nearing the close of day;
A pair of blue stockings her busy hands wove,
As she hummed a roundelay.
The light grew dim, the fctrl grew rash.
And she hied to the kerosene;
She touched it off a terrible crash
The end of lile's fond dream.
fSan Antonio Herald.
The jlin-jammed tarantula of the Tribune
charges George Wagner with violating the
Sunday law by 8-lling beer on Sunday. Well
docs not the Tribune break the Sunday law
too, by selling papers and printing on Sunday?
And such abominable stuff as the Tribune
prints besides. Now George wagner's beer
is good and a drink of it on Sunday will do a
fellow a great sight more good than reading
the Tribuue will. We pause for reply.
Slirr'iff Z ich Emmerson , of Johnson county,
came down last last evening with Frank Dav
idson and another psrty, to be placed in tho
county jail here. Davidson is the man who is
accused of murdering William Hangerty at a
picnic tear Warrensburg last summer. He
spent considerable time here in jail, but tbe
Johnson county court failed to reach his case, and
he'will remain here until the next term. In Feb
ruary. After delivering up these two prison
ers. Ibe sheriff, who had hve others in tow,
recently sentenced, proceeded to Jefferson City
with them. Sedalia Democrat.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL.
A Delightful Forty and Entertainment,
There was a little variation from the beaten
track of school exhibitions by the pupils of Nos
5, 6 and 7 and the High school at the close for
the holidays Friday night, and it was an agree
The pupils and their parents and friends
were all gathered in the spacious ball of the
Madison House, and tbe entertainment cou
slsisted of music, recitations, declamations and
c impositions, ending witb a grand, good old
time children's party, in which games of for
feit and "King William," etc., formed a con
The programme of exercises consisted of an
opening chorus by the school of "Tbe sieigb
Ride," with. Miss Tillie Bergau at the organ.
It was well sung, and in the chorus we could
a most see them as, "away we go over tbe
snow, jingle, jingle."
Gustavus Dallmever, of No. 7, delivered in
good style an oration: "Farewell to 1878,"
Miss Grace Swift, of the High School, gave
with thrilling effect tbe recitation "Alter tbe
Battle." Miss Grace Las elocutionary powers
of unusual excellence.
Music by the pupils of No. 7: "I am wait
ing, waiting-" Very sweet and soulful.
Miss Georgie Corwin, of No. 6. recited ''The
Closing Year" witb fine effect.
'Is Santa Claus Dead?" a touching legend of
tbe sorrowful bereavement of a little dreamer
of Santa Claus, was pathetically told by Maude
Swift, of No. 5.
"Christmas Chimes," a song by the pupils of
No. 6, was charmingly sung.
Naoma PreBton.on Msdern Innovations, was
splendid ; good in every respect. -
"A Battle Scene," by Ada Holmes, of No. 7.
.is a masterful piece of word painting, and
wonderfully well executed.
"Rivers of Song," by the pupils of No. 7,
floated out and away, filling tbe grand ball
with an ocean of melody.
Sam Lamkin's declamation on Education was
well delivered and very good.
The School Girl's Task," by Miss Birdie
Reed, of No. 7, a composition in rhyming
verse, was very entertaining and read with
telling effect. It contained a few sarcastic al
lusions to the Tribune reporter and a member
of the board, whicb were the occasion of mer
"Call John," a quartette, was both musical
Tbe best of the evening was a recitation by
Miss May Curry, "The Burial of the Drum
mer Boy." It was truly magical with what
power the little speaker brought out the
more pathetic and impressive parts of the
piece. All could see tbat she bad been an apt
pupil of her accomplished sister, Miss Mattie.
Tbe exercises closed witb a dialogue, "Our
Country Cousins," witb Miss Jennie Hampton
as the "doting mamma." wbicb she "did" to
perfection. Mamie Bradbury as the spoiled
child, and Clara Neef and Miss Hough as sen
sible city people, all parts excellently sustain
ed, succeeded by a closing song.
Then followed a piece that was not on the
Prof. Rogers was Invited to the rostrum by
Prof. Albritop, who announced to the audience
that on the part of tbe Higb School Miss Sue
Winslow would now make to Prof. Rogers a
Miss Sue then stepped forward, and in a few
well chosen words presented the Professor
with elegantly bound volumes of Byrou, Scott
The Professor was taken completely by sur-
prise, but made a neat and elegant little speech
in reply, accepting the presents with bis pro
Miss Condlct, teacher of No. 0, was the re
cipient of a handsome toilet set as a present
from her pupils.
Miss Bradbury, of an elegant writing desk
from her pupils, and Mr. Albrlton of a beauti
ful crystal paper holder and inkstand.
The presentation of the present over, the
pupils and teachers Joined is a grand old-fash
ioned children's party, which was highly en
joyed by all present.
A Sheriff Laughs at a Love Scrape.
Verily, it is a fact that "the course of true
love never runs smoothly" and the truth of the
adage Is again demonstrated. Singularly enough
it Is illustrated in a case ot which the Journal
ma'e recent mention that of the convict who
succeeded so fortunately in finding for his nm
ancd an accomplished and wealthy daughter
of the Southwest.
The hour for the consummation of bis earth
ly bliss, when he was to go forth from the
gloon.y walls of his long and weary prison
abode, a free man, had arrived. Three and
three fourths dark and dreary years ago the
ponderous prison gate had closed upon him,
shutting him away from the gay world and the
charms of society, but at last the day had
dawned which promised biin the prize of lib
erty, uot only, but the prize of a wealthy and
beautiful maidcu for a bride to receive, greet
and Miluie him.
What though be had sinned against society
and violated its laws? What though he had
deceived and wronged his fellow man ; what
though his heart was desperately wicked, and
the disgrace of a felon had been visited upon
bim ? Fortune now promised to deal kindly
witb him. In a happy moment he had bit up.
on the idea or winning to bis side a woman,
and he had won. More than won. A wife and
a fortune were within his grasp.
It was not strange, then. When on Saturday
last there was placed in his band a piece of
parchment proclaiming to him under the great
seal of the State that he bad expiated tbe offense
qf which be had been found guilty, and was
pardoned, tbe pulse-beats o( hope were strong
and buoyant in hib bosom, lift ng him into ec
stacles and picturing a field lull o( bright antici
pations. How happy he was. He had waited
long and patiently for this hour. As be near-
ed it in his dreams as he bad slept in his cell
in the great prison hall, the proruUe of his fu
ture had grown more tangible,
"How sweetly did they float upon the wing
ut silence mrougti tlie empty, vauitv night,
At every tall i-moothing tbe raveu dowu
Of darkness, till it smiled."
The promised hour bad come, so pregnant of
peace and hope and joy in the new life upon
which he was about to enter. Tbe bated
stripes" were hastily discarded, and he step
ped witb alacrity towards the exit gate of the
prison so soon to close upon him and send him
forth to the world again.
He had proceeded but a few steps when there
appeared before and glowered upon him a man
of ominous mien and portentous word.
"Stop a minute, young man, I have business
And in a jiffy a pair of iron bracelets consti
tuted the ornamental portion of the ex-convict's
"I am the sheriff of Livingston county, and
you are wanted to answer an indictment for
forgery up ther.," remarked the mysterious
So instead of riding to his wedding in time
tor a Christmas turkey with ber he bad wooed
and won, witb crushed and bleeding heart be
sinks into a car seat and is hurried away
through a cheerless winter night to a dismal
cell in the Cbillicothe jail,there toawait another
sentence, perhaps, wbicb shall doom him to an
indefinite delay of bis matrimonial expecta
Now, what will the mamma say?
Lost In the Mississippi.
A heartrending and distressing accident oc
curred yesterday. In tbe afternoon Mr. Line
with his wife and two children, went on the ice
in the river at Lanesvillo to enjoy themselves
He improvised a band sleigh and a large box,
into which be placed bis wife and children.
Two handles extended from the rear of tbe
sleigh, with which Mr. Lane shoved tbe sieigb
on the ico. Tbey were having a delightful
time. The ice near the shore was about three
inches thick. - The river was open in tbe cban
nel, and ice bear the open water was of course
much thinner. Mr. Lane, unfortunately, ven
tured too near the open water. He telt the Ice
giving way, but bifore he could retrace his
steps it broke through, engulphing in the
stream the wife, the children and the father-
all in a moment were launched into eternity.
The maddening shrieks of tbe drowning family
were beard by a party of woodchoppers on an
edjscent island, who aaw tbe catastrophe.
Tbev hastened to the rescue, but Were unable
to arrive in time to be of service. Lane and
his family were under the ice, their dead bodies
probably ioating down the river. It was tad
to contemplate, and the bronzed faces of the
hardy woodchoppers were moistened with
tear they could not control. They went to
tbe station and gave tbe alarm, and then pro
ceeded to Lane's cabin. They found the door
unlocked. Inside a bright fire crackled in the
aiove. ine stiver-bright tin teakettle was
singing for the return of the family. The cat
and dog were nestled under the stove awaiting
tbe return of the two children who petted
them. Everything about the bouse indicated
happiness and neatness. The people of tbe
station at once organized to recover tbe bodies,
but up to tbe time Mr. Hickey passed tbe sta
tion they bad not been found. Mr. Lane was
the ticket agent at the station, and is spoken of
as a man ot industrious and frugal habits, and
a man who thought the w,orld and all of bis lit
tle family. Dubuque (la.) nerald.
Ed. J. Ellistou, a notorious three-card raonte
dealer, has been tried in the Henry County
Circuit Court and sentenced to two
years imprisonment in tbe pehlteutlary. He
tlie first man ever convicted ol dealing in
three-card inonte In tbe State,
Hard Times in .England.
New York, December 12. Yesterday I had
a long talk with Mr. Armour, of Armour,
rianklnton & Co., one of the largest pork and
provision dealers in tbe United Slates. Mr.
Armour has lust returned from England, and
be is filled with alarm at the distressing finan
cial status of Great Britain.
What Is the matter over there?" I asked.
" A general financial ruin stares them In the
face all over England, Ireland and Scotland,"
said Mr. Armour. "Banks and Individuals
are failing everywhere. The newspapers do
not tell half tbe story. Tbe English people are
In a dreadful condition. - Manufacturers are
running behind; the tenants cannot pay their
rents; real estate has shrunk In value and can
not be sold at auy price; the mechanic is Idle,
and the farmer Is poor.
Because their crops do not pay. Prices for
farm products are so low that the farmer only
makes enough to live on. The 39.000 fcrrtf
monopolists are out in the cold. Tbey can't
collect tbeir rents, and many seemingly rich
families are actually suffering from poverty."
What makes provisions so lowl" ,
" The splendid crops made on this side. Tho
fact is, the United States, having no large army
to take away the laboring man, is making more
provisions than the whole world can eat. We
are putting wheit in Liverpool at $1 08, and
pork in Dublin and Glasgow clear sides, dry
salted tor 6J'.. Now, can the English farmer
stand this? He pays rental on land worth 9300
to So )0 an acre. The lowest farm lands rent
for $10 an acre per annum, and average $15.
The average yield of wheat Is eighteen bushels
to the acre. Now, how can a farmer pay his
rent? They used to sell their pork for fifteen
cents per pound; and how can they sell it for
C4c and live?"
Then cheap American provisions are ruin-
in? the English farmers?''
" Yes. They are bucking their $300 land
against our $20 land, and the result is the $300
land Is tumbling. Tbe shrinkage is awful al
ready. They are just going through what we
nave gone tnrougn,or rather they ara fixed as
we would be fixed if some great country like
China should ship wheat to Chicago and sell It
for thirty cents a bushel and fill up Cincinnati
with pork at $3.00 a barrel. Where would our
farmers be then? They would be ruined, and
our land values would shrink half within
year, and another crash like that in England
would be upon us."
" What remedy do they propose for the hard
They have no remedy. They are bewil
dered and discouraged. A member of Parlia
ment told mo that he was thinking of advo
cating an import duty on corn, wheat and
pork, and thui put wheat up to $2 and pork up
to $10. But this would only be enacting the
odious Corn laws again. told this member
tbat if they should put an import duly on wheat
and pork that the wages ot laboring men would
have to be advanced, and then our American
manufacturers would kave the ' advantage.
See,' I said, 'we are already sending cotton,
clotb, cotton thread, and even steel goods aud
cutlery, to England.'"
"What do you think will be the end ot bard
times In England?" I asked.
They will end in a dreadful depreciation of
real estate, the stoppage of the manufactories,
general poverty, mob violence, labor insurrec
tions, and a general smash up of business and
society. If 1 had land iu England to-day I
would sell at any price."
"Have we got through shrinking in
No. Tbat Is, we have and we haven't.
Lands east of Iowa must shrink still more in
value. $2.10 for live bogs and 20 cents for
corn doesn't mean $100 farm lands. It means
$20 farm lan is. Our dear lands must shrink
more yet, while our cheap lands have struck
bottom. Corn, pork and wheat are the great
levelers. Tbey make the price of land.
" How did you find things in Germany?"
Germany, since she demonetized $350,000,-
000 of ber silver, is badly off too. Her people
are running away to keep out of the army.
They come to England stowed In the holds of
vessels, hoping to get from there to America.
Tho poor people in Germany and England are
all looking towards America. Emigration will
be immense next year. Every man who can
pay his passage or steal it will get away from
Europe, cursed by its big armies and burden
The fact is," said Mr. Armour, "real estate
in England, Ireland and Scotland has got to
shrink one-half within a year and a half, or the
business interests of the United Kingdom have
got to go up in one mighty crash." Cor. Cin
Joe Society Man Attempt
Climb the Golden Stairs.
A news item of startling immensity occurred
in this city on Sunday night last, and every ef
fort was made to prevent its reaching the re
portoriai cars, out as usual it leaked out and a
Gazette man was the first to stumble upon it
A young gentleman, well and favorably
known as one of tbe leaders In society circles,
swallowed a quantity of laudanum, with the in
tention .of taking his life. The deed was at
tempted in his own room. Three young men
called lust in time to discover his condition and
summoned medical aid before the poisonous
drug had accomplished its deadly work. None
ot tbe details relating to tbe affair cau be learn
ed, though It is stated on good authority by
those whose positions enable tbcnj to know
whereof they speak that for some time past the
young man has been most seriously In love
with one of tbe reigning belles of the city, and
she having recently jilted bim, this is aligned
as the cause of his rash attempt. The young
lady's brother was sect for, and was present
during the time the young man was under the
it.fluence of the drug. Skillful medical aid
brought him out of the difficulty all rleh', and
next morning he was able to attend to his com
Centralia had a fire last week. The lesldonce
of 8. K. Smith was totally consumed. Loss
about 375. No insurauce.
Of Ten Years' DuraHon. The Dis
charges Thick, Blood), imd of Foul
Odor. Senses of Smell and Taste
Wholly Gone. Entirely Cured by
SANFORD'S RADICAL CURE,
Messrs. Weeks A Potten Gentlemen I feel compelled
to acknowledge to you the great benefit Banfohd's
Radical Curb tins been to me. For ten years I have .
been afflicted with this loathsome disease, and espe
cially In the winter time tins It been most severe. The
discharge has been thick and bloody, emitting a font
odor so tin-l that my presence In a room with others
ww very oirenslve to thorn. One week after comrneno
In the naa of SANFnno's Radtdai. CURB I was not
troubled with It at nil. My senses of teste and smell.
which vera irnoiiff gone, nave now luuy rctnrnea, ana
tuy general health is much Improved. Yours,
MELBOURNE H. FORb,
GriAirD Rapids, Mien., Nov. 8, 1376.
Ocntlemnn : The nnckaire of Sawtosd's Ctthii arrived
here to-night all right. I don't know what I should have
done If It had not been for this remedy. I have tried
Nasal Pouches and everything- else, aud although I have
been able to top the offensive discharge, I have not
been Able to recovcrmyeensesof taste and smell nntll I
tried ban ford e cull. i on can roier any one yon
choose to mo, and I will choerfnlly Inform them In
detail as to the bencflt tho remedy has been to me.
Tours, MELBOURNE II. FORD.
Gbaxd Rapids, Micb, Nov. 15, 1876.
SANFORD'S RADICAL CURE
rot only promptly arrests the corroding discharges In
Catarrh, but. bvsvmiiathetlc action. It restores to sound
henlth all the organs of tho head that have become
affected by it, uud exhibit any of the following aliec
tloiis: Defective Eyesight, Inflamed And Mattery
Eyes, Painful and 'Watery Eyes, Loss of
Hearing, Earache, Neuralgia of the Ear,
Discharges from the Ear, Ringing Noises
in the Head, Dizziness, Nervous Headache,
Pains in the Temples, Loss of the Senses of
Taste and Smell, Elongation of the Uvula,
Inflammation of the Tonsils, Putrid Sore
Throat, Tickling or Hacking Cough, Bron
chitis, and Bleeding of the Lungs.
Each nackape contains Dr. fianford'a Imnrovpd Tn.
haling Tube, with full and carefully prepared dtroctlons
lor use in nil cases, mce.ci. rorsaionyau wnoiesaie
and retail druggists and dealers throughout the t'nlted
States and Canadas. WEEKS & POTTER. General
Agents and Wholesale Druggists, BoBton, Mass.
AN Electro-Galvanic Battery, combined with a highly
Medicated fluster, forming the grandest curative
silent In the world of medicine, and utterly surpassing
nil other Plasters heretofore in use. They accomplish
more in one week than the old Plasters In a whole
year, i hey do not palliate, tbey cu nu. They
Relieve AOectlons of the Chest.
Relievo Affections of tho Lungs.
Relieve Affections of the Heart.
Relieve Affections of the Liver.
Relieve Affections of the Spleen.
Relieve Affections of the Kidneys.
Relieve Affections of the Spine.
Relieve Affections of tho Nerves.
Relieve Affections of the Muscles.
Relieve Affections of the Joints.
Relieve Affections of the Bones.
Relieve Affections of the Sinews.
Ko matter what mar bo the extent of voni- nnm-i-inn.
try one of these Plasters. Keller instaiUaneoun, a fact
supported by hundreds of testimonials in our possession.
Hear in mind that the most Important discoveries In
pharmacy date back less than ten years, and that com
binations of gums and essences of plants and shrubs are
herein united with Electricity to form a curative Plas
ter, In soothing, healing, and strengthening properties
as far superior to all other Plasters heretofore in use
as the scientific physicjau Is to the horse-leech.
Frlqe f5 Cents
Re careful to call for COLT-THS VfrLTATf! PT.ARTir.Tl
lest you get Borne worthless imitation. Sold by nil
Wholesale and Retail Druinrlnrs throuelinnf the TTnltail
States and Canadas, and by WEEKS A POTTER, Pro-
M ieiurn, uuitiun, MOBS.
Lost In a Wilderness.
On Wednesday, the 4th in St., George Lisch
started from his home, at Mr. Geo. Buyer's,
on the North Branch, for a day's bunt in tbe
"Stony River Wildernes," in Gran County, W.
Va., and up to the time of going to press, nine
days, has not returned nor been beard from.
Mr. Lisch is a sober, reliable young man, not
over twenty-four years of age, and is very pop
ular among all those wbo knew bim. For.two
or three days no alarm was felt by bis friends,
who supposed that he bad wandered to tbe
home of some distant settler and taken shelter
from the stormy weather. On Saturday and
Sunday couriers were sent in various directions
for many miles in tbe distance, but no tidings
could be bad of bis whereabouts. Ou Monday
last a general alarm was given, and some thir
ty-five men started out, some on foot, and some
on horseback, but at night all returned without
the slightest clew, and on Tuesday the entire
settlement on both sides the Potomac turned
ut. and our informant states tbat at least 100
men spent tbe day in hunting over the two
countios with no better success. Little hope is
now entertained of ever finding him alive.
Various theories are entertained by the set
tlers. Some are searching the north branch of
tbe Potomac River, thinikng be might have
fallen in and been drowned while crossing over
to West Virginia, and some are searching the
hammocks on Stony Uiver. Some believe that
be met with an accident on land and disabled
biin and that be is possibly still living, wbile
others, knowing tbe undaunted courage and
hardihood of the young man, believe tbat be
has followed the trail of bears or panthers to
their dens and been devoured by thera. If
either theory is correct it is not at all probable
that be will never be found alive, for if dis
abled by accident in tbe wilderness be must
necessarily bava perished from hunger and
cold ere this, as tbe weather has been remark
ably severe since be was missing. Mr. L'sch
was a very punctual man in his engagements,
and as be promised to return the same evening,
t is the general opinion throughout the sur
rounding settlement that he has met with a
tragic death. The high esteem in which the
young man was held iu the community has
aroused a universal sympathy for bim, and the
excitement now prevailing has never been
equaled In that section of tbe country
since the days of the late war, We
hope to be able to give a solution ot
tho mystery In sext week's IL-riUL In the
meantime dilligont search should be made
aloni the river bottomt down as far as Davis'
boom at Piedmont. Since tbe above was In
type a rumor has reached Oaklaad that tbe
body of a drowned iu in has been found in the
Potomac River, near Piedmont, which is sup.
r?J.,.1bB hiof Mr, Lisuh. Ga' rett County
(Md.J H raid. . .