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PTOTiTPHED EVERT XUUKSDAT
EATON, OHIO, -Ii.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION!
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- The' population of Nevada, as shown
by the recently completed census returns,
is 52,336, including 3,932 Chinese. Ne
vada has one United States Senator to
every 26,168 of population; New York
State one Senator to every 2,352,604 of
population. The Nevada Senators do
what they can to make the division more
just by absenting themselves from Wash
ington a large part of the time. '
Seventy-five life Senators have been
elected -by. the Versailles Assembly".
They are- called, the " TJnmovables."
They will nave to be- spared very short
earthly careers to keep from being
knocked overboard by Paris revolutions
and fashions, whose law is the true law
of nature change. " The other two hun
dred and twenty-five Senators to the new
S aiate are to be elected popularly.
The Cincinnati Gazette prints an in
teresting article by veil-known phy
sician of Cincinnati, -on the horse a op
posed to civilization. . The writer argues
that by abolishing the horse we could do
away with noise and dirt and the incon
venience of locomotion, make beautiful
grassy promenades of oar streets, and by
improved machinery do all the work that
isnow intrustedto the horse, with greater
economy of time and money. The posi
tion taken by the writer is a novel and
radical one, " ' - '
Pbofessok Fat.mtkrt announces that
the dynamics of the earthquakes recently
felt at Naples, did not take their rise in
Vesuvius, Evidently a shaking np is
going on in the interior of the earth,
when the rolling occurs almost simultane
ously in the Old and New Worlds ; and
the movement must be strong when some
of the internal in aides are dropped out
through the surface into space. r We are
losing some of our gravity, it is clear, and
Neapolitans begin to think that there is a
big job ahead for the plumbers.
Felix Giixet has just presented the
editor of the Nevada (California) . Tran
tcript a box of ripe strawberries, of the
" Princess Dagmar " variety, which had
just been picked from the vines in his
gardens. Bipe strawberries, some of
which measure three and - a quarter
inches irr circumference, picked on the
13th of December, and grown in the open
air at an altitude of 2,250 feet above the
ocean, with huge banks of snow three or
four feet deep in sight, and not thirty
miles distant, show what kind of a cli
mate we have in California, and par
ticularly in the foot-hills of the Sierra
Nevada mountains ' '. ' -
. Petes S. Hardsell, a wealthy farmer
residing about one mile west of Mays
ville, Allen County, Ind., committed sui
cide recently by banging. : He had been
low-spirited for some time over the failure
of his crops last year. He went out to
his barn with the ostensible purpose of
feeding his stock, and was afterwards
found hanging by a chain to one of the
beams. The corpse presented a horrible
light. " The flesh on the neck- was forced
through the links of the chain, and ter
ribly cat and braised, showing that he
must have suffered terrible death. The
Coroner's jury returned a verdict in ac
cordance with the above facts.: '',
The Newbnryport : (Mass.) Herald
notes the recent death in that city of
Kate Coffin, who bad been a city pen
sioner' for. thirty-seven years, When
youm she was the belle of Newburyport,
and when old, even more than fourscore,
she was remarkably good-looking and very
polite. She was at the city alms-house
for no . weakness of mind, no disease of
body, no immorality of life ; but when
her father and mother died the town
took her up, simpiy because she deter
mined that she would do nothing for
self-support. ' Labor, even of the lightest
kind, she was totally unacquainted with;
it was repugnant to all her ideas of what
belonged to A lady, and she never forgot
that she was one of the first families of
the-town,' and wherr young knew not
what work was, nor from necessity was
required to know. She was the daughter
of Lemuel Coffin, who lost at his fortune
some time before bis death, so that Jate
from afSoence and ease was reduced to
poverty.' Her age was eighty-nine years.
A SHOBftime ago Lodecia Treden-
burgh, and Albert Fredenbnrgh, her son,
were condemned to be executed at Her-
kiner, N. y., December 81, for the mur
der of Orlo Davis, an aged cripple, in
the town of Gray, Herkimer County, last
summer. They were convicted on the
evidence of Mary Davis, a young mar
ried daughter of Albert Fredenbnrgh
and daughter-in-law of the victim, and
confessed accomplice. For weeks the
counsel 'assigned the condemned had
made application in vain for a stay of
sentence. And now the U tica Herald
contains a confession of the girl, Mary
Davis, that she testified falsely on the
trial; that she and her grandmother com
mitted the murder, and hex father had
nothing to do wRh it Albert has writ
ten a letter to her declaring his in
nocence, and intimating that Fianklin
Davis, thehusband of his daughter and
the' son of his victim, was concerned
this and other murders. It is believed
the old woman, Lodecia Fredenburg,
responsible, and that her sentence will
be commuted on the recommendation
The use of the " Cashmere shawl" was
first introduced in Paris by a young
- Greek, the wife of a Frenchman. She
was very beautiful, and was the fashion
' for several seasons. Her exquisite loveli
ness enchanced the beauty of the gar
ment, and all the grand dames wrapped
themselves in what to-day is called
Indian camel's hair sbawL
Senator Jokes, of Nevada, has had
private car built for the exclusive use
himself and family. It is a richly-fjir-nished
house on tracks, and cost eleven
thousand dollars. 4
l. g. gould, Publisher. Seroted to tie Interests of tie Democratic Party, and tie. Collection of Local anil General Nets. " " . Terms, $1.50 per Annum, in Advance.
VOL. IX--NO. 6. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAXJANUARY 6, 1876. WHOLE NUMBER 453.
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THE LOST BABIES.
Come, my wife, put dowa the Bible, " -
Iaj toot glasses oo the book.
Both of us are bent and aged
Backward, mother, Jt-t ua look.
This ia nil) the aame old homestead - '
Where I brought you long ago,
When the hair waa bright with sunshine
That ia now like winter's snow.
Let ua talk about the babies
As we ait here all alone,
Such a merry troop of youngsters ;
alow we lost them one by one,
Jack, the ant of all the party. . ;
Came te us one winter a nlgnt,
Jack, you said, should be a parson,
Long before he aaw the light.
Do yon are that great cathedral,
Filled the transept and the nave,
Hear the organ grandly pealing,
Watch the silken hsraiuga ware ;
. See the priest in robes of office,
With the altar at his back
- Would you think that gilted preacher
Could be yourown little Jack?
Then a girl with curly trews
Used to climb upon my knee,
Like a little fairy princess -
Ruling at the age of three.
With the years there came a wedding -
Uow your fond heart swelled with pride
When the lord of ail the coon try
Chose your baby for hie bride I
- Watch that stately carriage aoming,
And the form reclining there
Would you think that brilliant lady .
Could be your own little Clare f " "
Then the last, a blue-eyed youngster -.
1 can hear him prattling now
' Such a strong and sturdy fellow,
With his broad and honest brow.
. How he used to lore his mother I .
Ah ! I see your trembling lip I s
Be is tar off on the water, . -
. Captain of a royal ship. "
' See the bronse upon his forehead,
Hear the Tolce of atern command '
That the boy who clang so fondly
To his mother's genUe hand f
Ah I my wife, we're lost the babies,
Ours so long and ours alone;
Wbat are we to these great people.
Stately men and women grown T v '
Seldom, do we erer see them;
. Yea, a bitter tear-drop starts, . i '
Aa we sit here in the fire light, - v- -.
Lonely hearth and lonely hearts.
All their lives are full without ua ;
They'll stop long enough one day
Just to lay us in the eh arch yard, '
' Then they'll each go on their way.
TAKING A SITUATION.
" Well, iirls," said my Uncle Barna
bas, " and now what do yon propose to
do about it?"
We sat around the fire in a disconso
late semi-circle that dreary, drizzling
May night, when the ram pattered
against the window panes and the poor
little daffodils in the borders shook and
shivered as if they wonld fain hide their
golden heads once more in the mother
soil. My mother, Eleanor and L The
first, pale and pretty, and silver-haired,
with the widow's cap and her dress ot
black bombazine and crape : the sweet
est looking old lady I think that I ever
saw. Eleanor sat beside her, looting, as
she always did, like a princess, with
large, dark eyes, Diana-like features, and
hair twisted in a sort of coronal around
her queenly head. While I, plain, home
spun Susanna commonly called, "for
short," Susy crouched upon a footstool
in the corner, my elbows on my knees
and my chin in my hands.
Uncle Barnabas Berkelin sat in the
middle of the circle, erect, stiff and
rather gnm. He was stout and short,
with a grizzled mustache, a little round,
bald spot on the crown of his head, and
two elitterinir black eves that were al
ways sending their dusky lightnings in
the direction least expected. Uncle Bar
nabas was rich and we were very poor.
Uncle Barnabas was wise in the ways of
the world, and we were inexperienced.
Uncle Barnabas was prosperous in all he
did, while if there was a bad bargain to
be made we were pretty sure to be the
ones to make it. Consequently, and as
matter of course, we looked up to Un
cle Barnabas, and reverenced nis opin
ions. What do we propose to do about it r
Eleanor slowly repeated, lifting her beau
tiful jetty brows.
"Yes. that's exactly it," said my
mother, nervously ; " because, Brother
Barnabas, we don't pretend to be busi
ness women, and it's certain we cannot
live comfortably on our present income.
Something has got to be done.'" . .
My mother leaned bacs in ner cnair
with a troubled face.
"Year said Uncle Barnabas, " some
thing has got to be done ; but who's to
do it I" .
Another dead silence succeeded.
"I suppose vou eirls are educated."
said Uncle Barnabas; ' i snow i round
enough old school-bills when I was look
intr over mv brother's papers." ' -
"Ut course." saia my mower, wiw
evident pride; "their education has
been moat expensive. Music, drawing,
use of the globes
" Yes. yea. of course," interrupted Un
cle Barnabas. " But is it practical ? Can
thev teach r'
. Kieanor loosed dubious. 1 was quite
certain that I could not. Mme. Lenoir,
among all her list of accomplishments,
had not included tne art of practical tui
tion. .. ' '
Humph !" grunted Uncle Barnabas.
".Queer thing, this modern idea of edu
cation. - Well -if you can't teach you
can surely do something. What do you
say, Eleanor, to a situation T'
"A situation T ,!.-. .
The color fluttered in Eleanor's cheeks
like pink and white apple blossoms.
" I spoke plain enough, didn't 1 1" said
Uncle uarnabas, uryiy. xes, a situa
" What sort of a situation, Uncle Bar
nabas?" " Well, I can't hardly say. Part' ser
vant, partcompanioh to an elderly lady,"
explained the old gentleman.
" O, Uncle Barnabas, I couldn't do
." Not do it ? And why not ?"
" It's too much too much," whispered
Eleanor, losing her regal dignity in the
pressure of the emergency, " like going
out to service."
"And that is preeisejy what it is," re
torted Uncle Barnabas, nodding his
head. "Service! Why, we're all out to
eervice, in one way or another, in this
" Oh, yee, I know," faltered poor Elea
nor, who, between her distaste for the
proposed- plan and her anxiety not to
offend Uncle Barnabas Berkelin, didn't
quite know what to say ; " but I I've
always been educated to be a lady."
" So you won't take the situation, eh ?"
said Uncle Barnabas, staring up at a lit
tle wishy-washy water-color drawing of
n.,',A -A T.. .-rtki an ' AvliiThitinn.
piece" of poor Eleanor's, which hung
above the chimney-piece.
" I couldn't, indeed, sir."
"Wages twenty-five dollars a month,"
mechanically repeated Uncle Barnabas,
as if he were saving off a lesson. " Drive
out every day in the carriage with the
missus, cat and canary to take caro of,
modern house with all tne improve
ments. Sunday afternoons to yourself,
and two weeks, spring and fall to visit
JNo, uncle .BarnaDas, nor saiu mea
ner, with a little shudder. "lama true
Berkelin, and I cannot stoop to menial
Uncle Barnabas gave such a prolonged
sniff as to suggest the idea of a very bad
cold in bis head indeed.
"Sorry," said he. . "Heaven helps
those who help themselves, and von can't
expect to be any more liberal minded
than Heaven. " Sister Eachel," to my
mother, " what do you say r
My mother drew her pretty little fig
are np a trifle mare erect than usual.
"I think my daughter Eleanor is
quite right," said she. "The Berkelins
have always been ladies:"
I sat quite silent, still with my chin in
my hands, during all this family discus
sion; but now I rose up and came creep
ing to Uncle Barnabar side.
" Well, little Susie," said the old gen
tleman, laying his hand kindly on my
wrist, "what is it?"
"If you please, Uncle Barnabas," said
I, with a rapidly-throbbing heart, -":I
would like to take the situation." ' " ..
" Bravo I" cried Uncle Barnabas. .
" My dear child 1" exclaimed my
" Susannah !" uttered Eleanor, in ac
cents by no means laudatory.
' Yes," said I, " twenty-five dollars a
month is a great deal of money, and I
was nevef afraid of work. ' I think Iwill
go to the old lady, Uncle Barnabas. I'm
sure I could send home at least ttrenty
dollars a month to mother and Eleanor,
and then the two weeks, spring and fall,
would be so nice. Please, Uncle Barna
bas, I'll go back with yon when yon go.
What is the old lady's name V
"Her name?" said Uncle Barnabas.
" Didn't I tell yon. It's Prudenoe-rMrs.
" What a nice name," said L "I know
I shall like her."
" Well, I think you will," said Uncle
Barnabas, looking kindly at me. "And
I think she will like you. Is it a bargain
for the nine o'clock train to-morrow
morning f . .."
" Yes," I answered, stoutly, taking
care not to look in the direction of my
mother and Eleanor.
" You're the most sensible of the lot,"
said Uncle Barnabas, approvingly.
But after he had gone to bed in the
best chamber, where the ruffled pillow
cases were, and the chintz-cusbioned
easy-chair, the full strength of the family
tongue broke on mv devoted bead.
" I can't help it,'f quoth I, holding val
iantly to my colors. " We can't starve.
Some of us must do something. And
you can live very nicely, mother darling,
on twenty dollars a month."
" That is true," sighed my mother
from behind her black-bordered pocket
handkerchief. " But I never thought to
see a daughter of mine going eut to to ,
service!" . - - i
"And Uncle Barnabas isn't going t- do
anything for us, after all," cried out
Eleanor, indignantly. "Stingy old fel
low; I should think he might at least
adopt one of us! He's as rich aa Croesus,
and never a chick nor a child." -
" He may do as he likes about that," I
answered, independently. " I prefer to
earn my own money."
So the next morning 1 set out tor tne
unknown bourne of New York life.
" Uncle Barnabas," said I, as the train
reached the city, "how shall I find
where Mrs. Prudence lives?"
" Oh, I'll go there with you," said he
"Are you well acquainted with her,"
I ventured to ask.
"Oh. very well indeed," answered"
Uncle Barnabas, nodding his head sagely.
We took a hack at the depot and drove
through so many streets that my head
spun round and round like a teetotum,
before we stopped at a pretty brown
stone mansion it looked like a palace to
my unaccustomed eyes and Uncle Bar
nabas helped me out.
" Here is where Mrs, Prudence lives,"
said he, with a chuckle.
A neat little maid, with a frilled white
apron, and rose colored ribbons in ner
hair, opened the door witn a courtesy,
and I was conducted into an elegant
apartment, all gilding, exotics, and blue
satin damask, when a plump old lady,
dressed in black silk, with the loveliest
Valenciennes lace at her throat and
wrists, came smilingly forward, luce a
" bo you ve come Dace, uarnaoas, nave
you ?" said she, and brought one of the
dear girls with you. Come and kiss me,
"Yes, Susy, kiss your aunt," said
Uncle Barnabas, flinging his hat One way
and his gloves another, as he sat com
placently down on the sola.
" Mv auntT" 1 ecnoed.
lady: "don't you know? I'm your Aunt
"But I thought," gasped I, "that
was coming to a situation."
"Well, so you are," retorted Uncle
Barnabas. " The situation of adopted
daughter in my family. Twenty-five
dollars a month pocket-money, the care
of vour Aunt Prudence's cat and canary,
and to make yourself generally useful."
"Oh, Under' cried I, "Eleanor
would have been so glad to come if she
had known it."
" Fiddlestrings and little fishes !" il
logolically responded my uncle. " I've no
patience with a girl that's too fine for
work. Eleanor had the situation offered
her and she chose to decline. You de
cided to come, and here you stay. Bine
the bell, Prue, and order tea, for I'm as
hungry as a hunter, and 1 dare say little
Susy here would relish a cup of good
And this is the way I drifted into mv
luxurious home. Eleanor, in the coun
try cottage, envies me bitterly, for she
has all the tastes which wealth and
metropolitan home can gratify. But
Uncle Barnabas will not hear of my ex
changing with her.
"No, no!" says he. "The girl I've
got is the girl I mean to keep. Miss
Eleanor is too fine a lady to suit me,"
But he lets me send them liberal pres
ents every month, so i am nappy.
"Dog On It?"
There is at least one creature that en
joys the wild, warmish days of a pusilranimous
winter. It is the faithful dog.
Mrs. Prudence, fearing that the large and
costly piece of fresh beef she has just
bought will spoil, hangs it out in the cool,
nieht air. Mr. isioucn s vaiuaoie aog,
which he keeps as a "guard," smelleth
afar off, and in the darkness, the meat
that bangs out on tne rruaence premises.
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in fact, it has no collar Mr. Slouch's
sagacious protector makes its way to
suspended flesh. The brute is long and
strong, can reach hign, ana in a tew min
utes the i'rudences are eut ot meat.
When daylight reveals the theft,
Mrs. Prudence looks up at the place
where heT delicious beef is not, the
she makes, though doing Slouch
and his dog ample iustice, would make
both of them very mad if they were with
in hearing. What particularly inflames
Mrs. Prudence is that Mr. Prudence,
the laws of this ill-governed city, is com
pelled to pay taxes for the protection
the timid Mr. blough's
A good suggestion is like a crying
M a concert it should be earned out.
Rabbit Culture in Italy.
The immense use of rabbits as an arti
cle of food in France, amounting to 85,
000,000 a year, which supplies the poorer
classes with a nutritious meat diet, which
otherwise they would be unable U afford,
is beginning to be introduced into Italy,
where it meets with considerable favor.
This innovation is due to a Mr. Coeta
magna, of Turin, adealerin furs, who for
years had been in the habit of importing
them from France to the amount of
50,000 to 80,000 francs a year. He sud
denly conceived the idea that, instead of
paying this tribute to another country,
it would be much easier and more eco
nomical to raise himself the little animals
which furnish these skins. He conse
quently devoted himself to their study,
visiting the principal establishments in
France, Germany, and Belgium, where,
they are raised with success; and, on the'
other hand, to promote the use of theft
flesh as food, he published tracts, explain
ing the different methods ot preparation,
He invited free ingress to all whoyjahedjay,,
to visit his nursery, and finally opened a
market in Turin for the sale of the flesh.
The first day all opened their eyes in
wonder ; the second they tasted ; the third
they found that the meat was good and
cheap , the fourth it was necessary to give
notice that the supply, not being equal
to the demand, the market would be open
only certain hours each day. This was
in May, 1874. Since then counting up
the results, it has been found that the
Turinese have consumed in- one way or
another 75,000 of these little animals.
The important point is that rabbit flesh
has become a normal part of the diet of
the Turinese, and that .thousands who
formerly could not indulge in meat on
solemn occasions, can now daily afford
this, which costs so much less.
The introduction of this animal into
Italy, if general, will be of much more
importance than at first appears, and
will, without any action of government
in the matter, relieve this country from
paying an immense tribute to France,
the value of skins imported each year
amounting to 25,000,000 of francs. The
consumption of this article of food has
already extended beyond Turin into the
other parts of Piedmont, and into Lom
bardy, Venice, and the Bomagna. Con
nected with the nursery of Mr. Costa
magna is a factory for the preparation
and making up of the skins, so that the
animals which on the first floor are seen
in the full enjoyment of health and vigor
issue from the third in the shape of
beaver hats, warm, comfortable cloaks,
elegant little muffs, and other articles of
wearing apparaL .
The New York Graphic says that when
first Mr. Huggins published his state
ments as to the movements of stars to
ward or from the solar system they were
generally received with polite incredu
lity. Ice method itseu seemed so ex
ceedingly delicate as to be almost beyond
the powers of the human senses, and to
make the results, to say the least, doubt1
ful. Mr. Huggins argued thus : If a
star is approaching the solar system at a
very high rate of velocity, that velocity,
added to the velocity of its light travel
ing to the eye ot the observer, will cause
displacement ot the different rays in
the spectrum toward the violet end, but
if the star were traveling from the earth
the displacement would be toward the
red end of the spectrum. Of course the
positions of the rays in the normal spec-
tram would hrst have to be ascertained,
and then the aberrant spectrum com
pared with them. This is what Mr.
Huggins did finding, for exantple, that
Sirius is approaching the earth at the
rate of about thirty-seven miles per sec
ond. As we have said, the observations
were of so delicate a character that many
persons doubted their reality. Lately,
however, the Astronomer Royal of Eng
land. Sir George Airev, has repeated
these and similar observations, and has
completely verified Mr. Huggins state
ments, too some nne day we snail nave
Sinus come waltzing into the solar sys
tem and making things exceedingly live
ly tor all the inhabitants thereot. cut
nobedv of this generation need be
alarmed at the prospect, for it will take
him a million years or so, even at the
high rate of speed at which he is now
traveling, to reach our cozy little soiar
John Randolph, of Roanoke.
Mr. Randolph's manner was not al
ways marked by tne courtesy wmcn
should distinguish a gentleman. He was
of a nervous temperament, and when
irritated it was quite an easy thing to
" Good morning, Mr. Kandolph," said
a gentleman, as he passed him one day.
"4amy this morning."
. " Quite obvious, sir," was the ill-
natured reply. .
Randolph bearded in Georgetown
while a member of Congress, and gener
ally rode over to the Capitol ; sometimes
he walked. Jn a keen, lrosty morning
he was walking over to the Houee, and
soon after he crossed Rock Greek Bridge,
he was spied by Mr. B., who was walking
on the opposite side of the street in the
eame direction. Air. 15. had a speaking
acquaintance with Mr. Randolph, and
seeing mm ucrus tuu street, uiuugui
a good time to improve, and so crossed
over to walk with him. Now Randolph
had very long legs, and was, even in his
ordinary gait, a very fast walker. With
some difficulty Mr. B. came up with Mr.
Randolph and saluted him with:
"Good morning, Mr. Randolph; you
are walking fast this morning."
" Yes, sir," squeaked ttanaoiph, " and
I can walk still faster;" and thereupon
Mr. Randolph increased his long stride,
and Mr. B. was soon left to puisne Mb
A Wonderful Clock.
Yesterday the firm of Noah Walker
Co., clothiers, Nos. 165 and 167 West
Baltimore street, received from Vienna,
a rare and beautiful piece of mechanism
in the shape of a clock. It consists of
thick glass dial, with gold figures and
bands, and apparently nothing more.
The clock is suspended by two cords,
and hangs in the center of the window.
During yesterday this spiingless time
keeper was the center of attraction, and
manv were the theories put lorta by
assembled crowds as to how the concern
was worked. A -tVeit'g representative vis
ited the store last night to satisfy him
self that it was worked by electricity,
ne louna noining but tne glass dial
hands as before stated. The clock,
started at nine o clock vesterdav morn
ing, and having been set, it kept tima
with " Big Sam" to the minutes during
the day. It will run for six days, at
end of which time, by giving it a gentle
shake, it will continue to run for
days longer. The wonderful invention
is a mystery as yet even to its owner,
but a letter is expected in a few
from the maker, in which he will proba
bly explain its wonting. mavmore jsewt.
Texas vs. Mexico.
[St. Louis Globe-Democrat.]
fjxed the damaged place, and on the
Mr. J. H. Bishop, a lively-appearing
young gentleman, whose vocation is given
out as a newspaper correspondent,
reached the city on the 17th inst. from
the -Lone Star State, and that night
dropped into the Globe-Democrat office.
Mr. Bishop was in a talkative humor,
and made substantially the following
statement, which is given for what it is
In regard to the Mexicau troubles, I
have to say that the public outside of
Mexico are misinformed as to the late,
cattle-raiding. The Mexicans are, to to
speak, a treacherous set of fellows, bat
not treacherous enough to steal all the
cattle that have been stolen of late. For
instance, the cattle stolen some few days
since were not taken by Mexicans ; they
were taken by white men. This is a fact
which can be proven by the method they
adopted. The telegraphic wires were
cnt at Cashoville, and some seventy feet
carried away. The operator, the next
sucoeeding day it was cut again, it was
then discovered that the bandits were
white men, not Mexicans, as at first re
ported. It is supposed that the parties
are allies operating in the interest of the
There is prejudice between Texas and
Mexico, and the former does all in her
power to raise false alarms, and especial
ly when some cattle are stolen and run
over the Rio Grande. Texas wants the
Mexican government abolished at the
expense of the United States. The Mex
icans are all cowards, and are not brave
enough to do wbat they are charged with
doing, lo-day Mexico is improving more
than she ever did ; and to speak of the
presidency of Lento, it has made an un
mistakable success. Railroads are grow
ing throughout the State; canals are
being cut through to Vera Cruz, which
will be completed inside of three years,
a very large force being at work ; high
ways are being improved, and marshes
and lakes drained. This is purely a Mex
ican affair, done by the -proceeds of lotteries.--Not
one cent of it belongs to
Americans, and in the City of Mexico,
street rail trays are constructed through
out the whole city ; and to-day they
have in running order a line ot cars, tor
the special accommodation of visitors to
the city, out to the famous inn called
"Noche Trieste," where Cortez, three
hundred years ago, wept as the remnants
ot bis defeated lorces nied sorrowiuuy
before him. -
I speak with truth. It is a plain fact
that something is wrong on the frontier.
Very wisely, indeed, our government has
its standing army (and it is a standing
one) at San Antonio the officers live
like millionaires and also atFort Worth
and Fort Sill, in the Comanche coun
try. , What are all these men doing?
Why, they are at home, and have every
thing but fight
If Texas was imposed on as she repre
sents, they would undoubtedly take it
up. There are plenty of men who kill at
the first fire. No. it is a falsehood ; all
the raiding done is done by white wen
disguised as Mexicans. I speak from my
own knowledge, and have been there long
enough, to do the couotrvinsticfl m giv
ing the above facts. So I say, do not
listen to all you near, uon t you sup
pose if all reports of stolen cattle were
true, that there would be a petition
signed to the government to aid in pre
serving order ? To my own knowledge.
I know of only a few cattle losses, ana a
will say again that these depredations
are commuted Dy ouuawa. vrivo uic
devil his due and the poor Mexicans some
The Last of the Royal Stuarts.
An English paper of the 11th of De
cember reports : A historical figure has
just-passed away; Lady Louisa btuart,
the last descendant ot tne royal iamuy
of Scotland, having died at Traquair
House, near Peebles, in ner one nun
dredth year. Lady Louisa Stuart was
the last surviving representative ot a
once powerful border clan. She was the
daughter of the seventh Earl, and upon
the death, in istu, oi ner oroiner
Charles, the eighth peer, the ancient title
of the line became extinct. Born in
1776, she had almost completed her hun
dredth year; and, retaining her facul
ties unimpaired, she was able to refer
from personal knowledge to events which
are matters of remote history to the
present generation. Her venerable age
made her an ebiect of much tender in
terest and attraction. The Stuarts of
Traquair bear a notable name, and trace
connection through 'a long descent with
the royal houses both of England and
Scotland. The earliest mention of the
family in Peeblesshire occurs in 1473.
.The Earl of Buchan, whose mother, Lady
Jane Beaufort, wa the widow of James
I. and the descendant of John of Gaunt,
then purchased the domain of Traquair
for his natural son, James Stuart. This
James, who was subsequently leziti-
mated, was the founder oi the race of
Stuart, and perished at t lodden, leaving
several sons. The fortunes of the family
seem to have culminated in Sir John
Stuart, Lord High Treasurer of Scotland
and Commissioner to the General Assem
bly, who was elevated to the earldom in
1633, and, after a checkered career, died
in extreme penury. The second Earl,
his son. though an elder of the Church
of Scotland, ultimately embraced the
Roman Catholic religion, which became
from this time the hereditary faith of
the Stuarts. He was succeeded in turn
by his sons, William and Charles, the
latter of whom married Lady Mary
Maxwell, sister of the Earl of Nithsdale,
whose escape from the Tower of London
through the intervention of his devoted
wife, is one of the most romantic and
touching incidents in later history. By
a further intermarriage in the next gen
eration the same families were still more
closely united, and now the names
Stuart and maxwell are mergea into one,
the estates of Traquair having just
passed, by the death of Lady Louisa,
into the hands of the Hon. Henry Con
stable Maxwell, younger brother of Lord
Hemes, and descendant ot tne jNitns-
Sorrow and Joy.
Reader, did vou ever notice imme
diately after the "marriage" head, that
the "obituary" followed? Typical
the wedding happiness and grief in this
life. The chants and songs and glee
merry ones to-day will be broken
wails to-morrow, lor tne sods will
piled on the breasts of some we thought
not so near the grave. We read who
are married, and wish them joy ; a
below is the record of deaths, and we
mournfully, peace to their ashes. Sor
row treads on the heels of joy ; songs
hushed by the footfalls of death ; laughs
are broken rudely voices, no matter
how musical, stilled in a moment.
A PTAKrt nfTnrrlft a vouncr ladv a
t J 0
chance to show her fingering and
The Auditor of Btate has made a report,
from which we learn that the balances in the
Treasury to the eredit of the several funds
at the close of the fiscal year 1875 were- as
General Berenoe Fond.
Common School Fund..
National Boad l and.-
The receipta into the Treasury, trom all
sources, durlnc the Tear, including
transfers of S32,74.20, aa shown in
Sratement Ma 3, amounted to
Total receipts, including balances and
The disbursements from the Treasury,
for all purposes, including transfers
of $329,674.20, lor the aame period,
Leering balance is, the Treasury of.. 11,429,778 62
To the eredit of the following funds:
General Berenue "" 116,290 11
Asylum '"" 61,186 87
Sinking Fund ,. 1,181,078 64
Common School Fond 122,228 40
National fioad Fond. ,
Total balances in Treasury Nor. 13,'76.tl,429,778 62
The receipta for the National Boad Fund
were (17,269.12 ; and the disbursements $17,
265.12, showing that the whole income has
been disbursed npon the road and no bal
ance left The law requires the receipts of
the National Boad to be expended in its
maintenance. The following exhibit, so far
as relates to the State debt, ia derived from
the books of the Commissioners of the
Sinking Fond, and shows the transactions
in and present conditions of the public
funded debt of the State :
On the 1Mb of November, 1S74, the
Public Funded Debt of the State weal 7,988,205 80
. The redemption during the year were
Loan of 1870..., 18,200 OS
Loan of 1875 . 20,086 IS
Balance - 17,949,920 12
This sum consists of the following loans :
Loan payable July 1, 1866, not bearing
interest .. 2,60O 00
vxn payable alter uecemoer at, toio,
tearing 6 per cent, interest.-.
Loan pa rab e after June 80,
ing a per cent interest..
Dan payable alter December 31, 1SS6,
bearing per cent. Interest
Total foreifru debt.-...
Canal loan not b-aringluterest.l,665 03
Total domestic debt-
Total funded debt $7,949,930 12
The total of debts of counties, townships,
cities, villages, etc., was, for 1874, $21,886,
007.36; for 1875, $25,997,588.21; showing a
net increase in debtsoverlast year of $1,071,
580.85. This increase is described as fol
lows: Gain in cities, $4,351,609.28 ; gain in
villages, $47,009.46; gain in school districts,
$217,328.78; gross increase, $4,615,945.52.
Decrease in' connties, $437,996.72 ; decrease
in townships, $106,367.95; gross decrease,
$544,364.67. The estimated receipts and dis
bursements for 1876 are given in the follow
Balance sun- i-.su ihhtpo
Names of Funds. ' Jeot to draft receipts for
Not. 15. 1875. 76. ine. baL
General Revenue Fund- $116,290 11, $805,881 11
Asylum Fund-.... 61,186 87 1,670,272 37
Sinking Fund. - 1,131,078 64 9,437,269 64
Common Scboo Fund 122,223 40 1,687.870 40
National Boad Fund . 18,000 00
Karnes of Funds.
.-$1,429,778 62 $6,619,293 52
General Berenue Funds- (681,802 44
Asylum Fond - 1,950,677 16
Sinking Fund - 2,183,88 82
Common School Fund 1,628,361 60
National Koad Fund 18,000 00
Not. Id, "76.
Est. deficit in Asy. Fund
EsT. net baL Not. 15. 76.
The inability of the Asylum Fund to pay
itrt debt-to Hxv giuli inM Fmiil itnfnwn lamiH rV.
1876, as previously shown, defers the pay
ment of part of the debt falling due January
1st, next, until after the settlement of the
June collection of taxes. The last half of
the tax duplicate, payable in August next,
will be sufficient to take up the remainder of
the past due debt, and to pay the interest
falling due January 1, 1877. Henceforth the
nresent lew for the Sinking Fund will pro
duce a large accumulation in the fund that
will not be required, ana can not De tegiu
matelv emolovea until Jane, 1881. It will
be a problem for the General Assembly to
solve, wnetner tne aufrgesuona ol uh outwu
of Commissioners for' the Sinking Fund, in
their renort of November. 1874, shall be car
ried into effect, or in what other way the ac
cumulations referred to may be safely and
lawfully utilized for the greatest good of the
State. The valuations upon tne several
county duplicates of the State, for the year
1H4, looted up aaiouows:
R.,1 h(.i. in r-itlM. tAWtia and Til.
k $354,849,199 00
UmI epifltj, not Jti cities- towns and
Tillages wi,xs,ooi uu
frhnttle nmnertT rbeinff oersonal prop
erty at erery amai av4i,ooo uu
Total taxable valuations for 1874.$! ,680,370,324 00
The taxea levied in 1874 and receivable in
1875, upon the above basis of valuation,
were as follows:
FOR STATE PUBPOSES.
For General Revenue
Fond 0-i mUl on a
For Asylum Fund (9-10
of a mill on a dollar)
For8inxing Fund (8-10
of a mill on a dollar)-
For State Common
Scboo! t una (l mm on
Total for State pur-
i muis on
a dollar j
FOB COUNTIES, CITIES, TOWK8, VILLAGES,
For county purpoees . $1,956,547 16
For poor purposes... 706,269 60 -For
bridge puipo-ea . 1,389,871 82
For building purposes.- . 646,340 15
For road purposes 1,061,469 86
For payment of debts.- 278,751 19 '
To al for county taxes, $6,038,749 78
Local taxes as follows:
For township expenses
For school and school
For city, town and yil
l tge purposes
For other special pur
poses $801,338 90
Total township, city,
school and special
laxea 115.748.079 57
Total county and local taxation $21,786,829
Total levies in 1874 for all pnrposes......82(i,837,196
Add delinquent taxes and forfeitures
of former years-. . 777,532
Total taxes for 1875, ilclttding delin
The value of all the real and personal es
tates of Ohio, according to the grand tax
duplicate of 1875, is as follows:
Beat estate In cities, towns and Til
lages - $366,051,721
Real estate not in cities, towns and
Tillages . 696,883,323
Chattle property . . 635,660,818
Total taxable valuation for 1S75....$1,598,575.862
One year ago it was deemed a gratifying
fact that, despite the financial revulsion
the previous year (1873), there was a marked
increase in the material wealth of the
during the year 1874. That increase
S13.104.685. or .0083 per cent upon the
plicate for 1873 of $2,567,274,639. The dupli
cate lor loo aim BnovrSB) mure luaicnoi ju-.
crease, being $18,196,538, or .Olio per cent
on the duplicate for 1874 of $1,580,379,324.
T C 1L- . .J .. , 1 JJ A
perous State (which is growing and well
grounded conviction), it does indicate
i i , : . 1 . -r
creased zeai ana emciencv vu tue pari, vi
revenue officers, the several County Audi
tors. The nature of the increase oi the
plicate is precisely the same as last year,
in the increase of real estate of cities, towns,
villages and of persolal property, and
diminution of the value of other real estate,
as follows :
in 1875. In
Beal estate in cities,
towns and vHlagea..$354,849,199 $11,182,52
Real estate not in
cities, towns or Til. "
lages 697,408,537 $525,214
Personal property 5:8,121,588 7,539,230
The taxes for the current fiscal year,
on the preceding bssis in 1875,
collectible in December, 1875, and
I XOfU, UJ U1C DC , CI 1,1 VUUUby XIWUlGlfl,
her the State's proportion of which is due
the semi-annual settlements with this
1876, by the several County Treasurers,
in the months of February and August,
1876, are as follows:
FOR STATE PURPOSES.
General Revenue Fund (4-10 of a
mill on the dollar)... . $638,867 77
For Asylum Fund (9-10 ol a mill on the
dollar) .. 1,436,812 69
For Sinking Fund (8-10 of a mill on the
For State Common School Fund (1 mill
on the dollar)- 1,597,599 12
Total for State purposes (3 1-10
- nulla on the dollar).
FOR COUNTIES, CITIES, TOWNS, VILLAGES,
For county purposes. $2,098,662 11
For poor purposes- 746,428 48
For bridge purposes. . 1,618,849 2
For building purposes. 669 JUS 64 ... .
For road purposes 1,109,201 25 .
For payment oi debts 422,227 98
Total for county pur
poses $6,659,467 68
Local taxation aa follows i
For townthip expenses $820,279 84
For school and school- '
house purposes . 6.3-S288 58
For city, town and Til
lage purposes . 7,478,904 15
For othir special purposes-
Total township, city,
school and special
taxes... .-. .-$16,344,603 60
Total county and local taxes for 1876- $23,003,976 18
Total levies made In 1875 for all pur-
Add delinquent taxes and forfeitures
. ol prior years.
. 940,211 00
- Total taxes for 1876, Including delinquencies-.
Under authority of a joint resolution an
the General Assembly, adopted May 1, 187
(Vol. 70 of Laws, page 403,) a full investig
tion was had as to certain retained taxes i
Hamilton county, which resulted in findin
that there was, o'f a certain kind of tax, soni
$37,000 of the State's proportion retained
and used by said county, under the belief
that it lawfully and properly belonged to
the county. Suit was entered, and by an
agreement of the parties the matter was re
ferred to competent referees, who, after full
investigation, brought in their award, and
judgment was consequently entered in the
Superior Court of Cincinnati, on the 15th of
May last, in favor of the State and against
Hamilton county for $37,276.24.
There is still another claim against the
same county for the sum of about $43,000 of
another kind of tax retained under aiarilar
circumstances. This claim is also in suit.
Henry Wilson's Parentage.
The Boston Herald, ia order to confirm
its denial of the assertion that the late
Vice-President Wilson wag of gypsy
origin, addressed to an nncle of Mr. Wil
son, residing in JNew Hampshire, a letter
of inquiry, to which the following is the
Editor of the Herald
There is a story going the rounds of
the press that Henry Wilson was of a
gypsy descent. Now, we consider it of
no importance whatever from whom he
descended, as he was not consulted in
the matter, and, moreover,
" Honor and shame from no condition rise ;
Act well your part, there all the honor liea.'
But the story goes that a young gypsy,
with his young daughter, emigrated to
this country, and, landing at Portsmouth,
N. EL, the home of Gov. Benning Went-
worth, he was employed by Wentworth,
to work on his farm in Wolfboro, and
that when Wentworth had to flee the
country, in consequence of his loyalty to
King George, he left young Colbath in
charge of the farm, and that from this
young gypi'T ucwooBttod i-lon, llumj'-Wtt-
son, and also the wnote muiutadtmra.
race of Colbaths that are now spread
from Cape Breton to San Francisco. Now,
knowing Mr. Wilson as we did, we hazard
nothing in saying that he would rather
have been the descendants of a gypsy
than of a King. But facts are stubborn
things, and we propose to deal in them
for a moment Henry Wilson was the
son of Winthrqp Colbath, Jr.', and the
said Winthron. Jr.. was the son of Win-
throp Colbath, tbr., who removed lrom
Newington, N. H., to Eochester, now
Farmington, N. H., in about the year
1783, and lived and died there at a npe
old age. This Winthrop, Sr., (grand
father of Henry Wilfon,) was the son of
James and uuveuoibatn,aua saia james
was doing business in Portsmouth, JN.
H., in 1750, and continued to do business
there until 1765, for we have in our pos
session bis account current with uolonei
John Downing and others during that
period of time, in 1704 Joseph uoioatn
deeded to said James Colbath two and
one-auarter acres of land situated in
f ortsmouth, and we have tne aeea oi
conveyance. In 1784, the said James
Colbath (great grandfather ot Henry
Wilson) conveyed to his son, Benning
Colbath, the same piece of land, with
three additional acres, and at the closing
of the deed is this important sentence :
" And I, Olive Colbath, mother of said
Benning Colbath. do hereby loin in said
conveyance." And the consideration oi
said deed was love and affection.
Said James and Olive Colbath removed
from Newington, formerly part of Ports
mouth, to Hocnester, now x1 armington,
1784, and subsequently removed to Mid
dleton, N. H., with their son Benning
ton, where thev died at a ripe old age,
in the year 1800, and they were the first
tenants of the old Colbath burial ground
in Middleton, where their ashes now
Said James and Olive Colbath were
the great grandparents of Henry Wilson.
Said James Colbath lived in the same lo
cality, first in Portsmouth, then Newing
ton, from 1750 down to 1784, and raised
there a family of eicht children, viz:
Leighton, Independence, Winthrop
(grandfather of Wilson), Hunlcin, lien-nine-.
Keziah. Debora. and Amy.
Winthrop. Sr.. the grandfather of Mr.
Wilson, married Hannah Rollins, of New
ington ; and Wilson's great-great-grand-parentswere
emigrants from Europe, the
man an Englishman and the woman an
Irish lady, but their names I have not
learned. They landed according to
tradition, and as circumstances indicate,
at Portsmouth, JN. H.
We will rest here, for the case is clear.
Henry Wilson was not a gypsy; his
father was never a gypsy, we know,
we remember him well Bixty years ago
his great grandfather was never a gypsy
and his great-great grandfather was an
Engligh emigrant and not a gypsy.
Chaelie Koss and the Bender family
have found a competitor in " the dyna
mite fiend," Thomassen, who is much
more ubiquitous than even Katie King.
He was born nowhere in particular,
though his nationality is attributed
all the countries of the world; there
thirty-one cities in this country alone,
in each of which he lived many years,
with Evansville and Cincinnati yet
be heard from. During the war he car
ried on simultaneously the professions
a blockade runner, a manufacturer
dve-stufls in New York, while he resided
all the time in Germany. He married
bis wife in several different places
once, and, taken altogether, he is quite
a loss to society when one thinks what
wonderful life be led.
Boston is well supplied with
milliners and dressmakers, and they
exceedingly popular. The Pittsburg
Commercial says so.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
Space. lw. jw. i m.p m. m. a. 11 m.
h tl 00 tl Oo'$3 OOtt 00 M 00 $8 00 10 0t
I inches... 9 00 3 00 4 00 SOOllOOOlSOO 15 00
lurches... age 3io so 9 gou so is oo la oo -atactica...
S 00 4 00 5 00 11 00 IS 00 17 SO 30 00 '
X column. 4 00 ( 00 8 00 IS 00,20 00 25 00 30 Of
X column. 7 00 10 00,13 00 20 00 30 00 tO 00 SO Ot
1 eolnmn. . 10 Oil 18 0023 00 35 00 55 00 7S 00 100 Ot -
Business oarda of nve linea or leas, ts ner annum.
Local noticea 10 oenU per line each Insertion.
Simple annonncementa of marriages and deethft.
Ad cbureh and benevolent society noilcea inserted
free, any additions to obituary notices win ba
sharged S cents per line.
Favora btcst ba handed la as early aa Tuesday
morning to insure insertion the aame week.
Gommanicationa upon tobjecta of general flr4 '
oU interest are solicited. -
Once I read a strange, sweet story,
Of a sacred snowy wine, -Hade
by peasants on Lake Oarda, :
Brewei beneath the eroas'a sign ;
Vino Santo called forever.
Sealed with seal of things divine
Vino Santo, Holy Wine 1
On the first days' of October,
Only in a abininz s
Only in the dew of morning,
Clusters lifted one bv one :
thus begins tne solemn Tim
Vintage with the cross for
Vino Santo, Holy wine I-
Falea the autumn, falls the winter,
lie the grapes untouched and still ;
Ko man bastes and no man hinders :
While their subtle juices fill.
Till the sacred day
Day of daya, of joy dirine.
Tuen is brewed the Holy Wine 1
Fast the winter, past the spring-time,
Into summer far and late ;
For the joy of Vino Santo
They wbo long must long and wait ;
Only glowing heat can ripen
Glowing heat and cross's sign,
Vino Santo, Holy Wine 1
Dear, to-day, the strange, sweet story,.
Sudden seemeth thine and mine;
Thine and mine and all true lovers,
Sealed by seal and signed by sign ;
Silence, patience, from Lore's Vintage
Drink at last, in joy divine.
Vino Santo. Holy Wine.
ODDS AND ENDS.
An auditor being asked bow he liked
the performance of a certain dramatic
club, replied that he should "hardly
call it a club, but rather a collection of
Fish are caught bv measure and sold
by weight that is, they are caught by .
the gill and sold by the pound. But
they are sometimes caught by weight-
wait till you get a bite.
Itai are protected from insult and
wrong, not merely by their own skill,
but also, in the absence of any skill at
all, by the general spirit oi lorDearanoe
to which society has trained all those
whom they are likely to meet.
To be resigned when His betide, a
Patient when favors are denied, ' v-
And pleased with favors giTOn;
Most surely this is wisdom's part.
It is that Incense orthe heart, -
Whose fragrance smells to heaven.
Amurtca's favorite noet. Georee W.
Childs, A. M., in order to avoid any
further vexatious interruptions of his
labors for the dead, has given notice that
he will receive callers at his place of -
business in the afternoon only. Accord
ingly he is now known as George W.
Lotjisvtlle Courier-Journal : The most
wretched being this season is the man
with an Ulster overcoat. He had not
counted on a mild winter, and the bare
thought of how be is to get the wear out
of that coat makes him burst into an
other perspiration and look more like a
tage-dnver tnan ever.
"See here, conductor, why don't you
have a, fire in this car V " WelL you
see, one of our directors is a clothing
man, and another is a doctor, and an
other is a drug-store keeper, and another
runs a tombstone factory, ana you mow
in this world people must ' live and let
live.'- So you see" "All right, sir;
-hPfl Wlth VOnr trin
f iiurn. aud tne wprhl are full, and he
who drags into book pages a phase or two
of the great life of passion, of endurance,
of love, of sorrow, is but wetting a
feather in the sea that breaks occasion
ally along the shores of the years. Ev- -ery
man's heart is a living drama ; every
death ib a drop scene ; every book only a
taint lootugnt to mrow a uiuo tmos ui
the stage. Ik Marvel .;
Whether we look, or whether we listen.
We bear life murmur or see it glisten ;
Erery clod feels a stir of might.
An instinct within it that reaches and towers,
And, grasping blindly shore it for light,
Chmbs to a soul in grass and flowers.
ODDS AND ENDS. James Russell Lowell.
prnmnnxM! was very fond of salmon.
He was dining out one day in Paris
when a pretentious guest at tne tadib. .
upon hearing the author ask for a second
plateful, exclaimed, "Oh, ho, .M. Fon
tanel le, I didn't know phUosophers liked
good things so much 1" "Probably,"
was the phuosopnicai repiy, mo K0""""
man is under the impression that God
made good things only for fools."
" How long have you been in Eng
land f ' was the question put by a young
Englishman to a young American at a
public dinner in London recently.
"About two weeks," was the reply.
"Beally," was the rejoinder of young
John Bull, " and I notice you talk our
language as well as we ao." ies, re
plied Brother Jonathan, "I have not
been here quite long enough to forget
how to speak it."
Twe ceneral thoughtless handling of
machines, cleaning parts of machines
while in motion, adjusting parts which
should be at rest while being acted on,
and other habits contracted by familiar
ity, should be avoided. A. macnine
ought not to be trifled with. It has no
remorse or pity. Once in its power,
there is no escape with impunity. It
should be managed with caution and
constant care, for in dealing witn ma
chinery it is always better to be foolishly
careful than foolishly careless.
Two lawyers in a country court one
of whom had gray hair, and tne otner.
though just as old a man as bis learned
fripnrl. had hair which looked sus
piciously black had some altercation
about a question 01 prrauuo, u wm-"
the gentleman with dark hair remarked
to his opponent, "A person at your time
of life,'f looking at the barrister's gray
head, " ought to have long enough expe
rience to know what is customary in
such cases." " You may stare at my
gray hair, if you like. My hair will be
gray as long as I live, and yours will be
black as long as you dye!"
This is an Indiana story, told by the
Evansville Journal: A night or two
ago one of our prominent merchants
went home late with his mind distracted
by columns ef figures, and a little absent
minded. The house is on a corner, and
gas-light throws its enlivening rays
straight through the front parlor win
dows. He opened the front door, and.
after locking it, opened the parlor door
to wait through, 'ine Dlinas naa oeea
allowed to remain up, and as he walked
into the room his shadow fell full ana
riainlv oh the opposite walL He stopped
short at the sight, and in a moment
thoughts of burglars sailed through nis
mind, and he lelt for bis pistol poccet,
but there was no weapon at home. Then
he began to back quietly out of the door,
with the hope that if he got out without
fiving the alarm he would not be shot
y the burglar, whom he saw feel for his
pistol simultaneously with himself.
Then he backed to the front door and
opened it rapidly, after losing sight of
the intruder. As he was backing out of
the door, howeVer, the shadow fell on the
door alto, and it looked so familiar he
stopped and reflected and then went in
and got to bed.