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The Lincoln County Herald
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THEQ. 13. FISHER.
LINCOLN COUNTY HERALD.
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Final Settlement Notice 00
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fiO' A Liberal Deduction will bo mada to
TROYIO., THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1872-
$1.00 A YE A K IN ADVANCE
SINGLE CUPII3H FIVE CENTO.
SYDNOR & C AN I'll lOLI,,
Troy, - - IMmsoiiri.
ATTEND to all kinds of DENTAL WORK
nnJ guarantee perfect satisfaction.
OOlco Front room over C. C. llansdcll's
Soot and Shoo Storo. ' fcb29n8
J.C.OOODRIOIf. W. W. DIRKHEAD
Troy, - - Missouri.
DR. BIRKHEAD will be In tlio office nil tho
time. Dr. OOODHICII will only bo here
from time to time, duo notloo of which wilt be
jlren. (las for tho PAINLESS' extraction of
teeth administered at alt times by Dr. lllrkboad.
August 31, 1871. v6n2(il
G. T. DUXN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
New Hope, - - Missouri.
Till practice In tho Courts of tho Nineteenth
Judical Circuit. Special attontlon given to col
R. C. MAGRUDER,
ATTOnNEY AT LAW,
Cnp-au-Gi'is, - MissNoiii'i.
Will practice In tho Courts of tho Nlnotccnih
Judicial District. v"n5
W. C. McPARLAjVDj
ATTORNEY AT LAW, .
'Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice in the Courts of the Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit, nud will give special attention
to collections. ODl;c Front room over J. K.
Knox's Bank. v7nlll
CHAS. MAUTIjV? Jr.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practico in all the Courts of tho Nine
teenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given
U the collection of debts. vCn.TJ
1. V. u'kER. 11KXRY QUtfil.KY. Z. N.1I0NF1I.3.
McKEE, QUIGLEY & BONFILS,
ATTORNEYS AT L W,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice In tho various Courts of this and
adjoining counties. Special attention given to
collections and matters rcLitlng to real estate.
pi)' Olfico, northeast corner Main and Chorry
streets, just below Laclcdo Hotel. n30v7
J. B. ALLEN. W. T. BAKER.
ALLEi & IlA&SUl,
Allorncjs-al-Law, Agents Stale anil
Phoenix Insurance (ompaiiiej,
and Real Estate Agents,
JOSEPH C. ALLEN, Notary Public.
B. W. WIIKEff.EIl,
Attorney at Law anil Notary Public,
H'BiW HOPE, MO.
Will attend to any prnfcslonal bush.ess In tho
Courts of Lincoln, Warren, l'ilio and Montgom
ery counties. scp7'7In3liyl
WM FRAZIER. 0- W. COLBERT.
ITMXIER & COLHEItT,
Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ls,
Will practice In all tlio courts of tbo Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit. Special attention givon co col
lections and to the pale and purchase and leasing
of real estate Abstracts of titles, warranty
deeds, deeds of trust and mortgages mado out
on short notice'. Largo numbor of valuable
farms for ,ale nt low prices. Oflloo on Main
street in Ranrdoll's building, up stairs. v7nU
W ALT & CREECH,
Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ls,
Will practice In all tho Uourts of tho Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit, and tho Supremo Court of tho
Rtato. All business entrusted to their caro will IO
promptly attended to.
Olllco orer Dr. S. T. East's Drug storo, Office
hours from 9 a' m. to 4 p. m.
TIIORNIIILL & BUSWELL, I'ropr's.
THIS Is a flrst-clats hotel, furbished In good
stylo and Its tablo supplied with the best tho
market affords. Strangers stopping In Troy will
find here all the comforts of home.
Tho BAR is stocked wi'h strictly prime Li
quors, such as Brandies, Whiskies, Wines, Alo,
uln, ete.j also tho finest brands of Cigars,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL VEALEIt
Watch Materials and Tools.
Watches and Jewelry Repaired.
NO. 210 NORTH FOURTH STREET
I Between Olive and I'ine Streets)
ST. T,OXJIS, jmlo.
May 9, 1872.
TVf OTIOE la hereby glvon that the undersigned,
J1, adiuinlnlstrator of the eitato of Henry
1 aelcr, decoased, will inoko a final sottlomcnt of
ins iliu nistratlnu of said cstato at the next term
tho Probato Court ol Lincoln county, Mo., to
be begun and held in Troy on the second Mon
lay In July, 1872.
ap25n!7p DIEDRICIl WEIIDE, adm'r.
T. W. WITIIROW,
FINE HUUGY AND WAGON
SADDLERS' FINDINGS OF
ASl) VEAI.ER IN
Saddle and Harness-makers1
BRIDLES, TRACE CHAINS,
Ma r n ess 1j eat he rs
All of which arc offered at the
Having just finished new rooms
on the Corner of Main and Cherry
Streets, two doors north of my old
stand, I am now prepared, and will
keep on hand at all times the Best,
and Most Complete assortment
of goods that has ever been offered
to tho public in this county.
MY SADDLES AND HARNESS
AI'.E MADE OF INK
VERY BEST MATERIAL,
PCT UP UNDER MY OWN StTEItVISION AND
WiirrniiiVd to 2ive Entire
AND AISE UWEUED AT PRICES
I AM ALSO PREPARED TO FURNISH
All Kinds of Buggy Trimming, to
Cover Maggies, etc., etc.
AOr.XT FOR THE CELEBRATED
which Is warranted to givo cntito ratlefnction.
T. "W- -WITHmOW.
r WOULD respectfully nnnounco to the citi
zen) of Lincoln county that I havo secured
tho services of a FIUST-CLASS JOUllXKY
MAN WATCHMAKER, and will
Repair AValcliCM, Clocks and
AT MO BERATE RATES,
AM) IX GOOD ORDER.
ENGRAVING NEATLY EXECUTED.
pJ3 All Work Wai ranted.
J. L. VAVCSUAIV,
I'.iA. Telegraph Office, lionfita' Building,
N. B. Persons wishing to purchaso any of
tho American Watches, I will furnish them at
Wholesale Prlco List. nl5v7
MRS, MARY SEDLAGEK'S
Mi' iner Establishment
NOTION & GROCERY STORE,
It! 9 !..
For cheap groceries and provisions,
and everything in the grocery
line, such as
Go to Mrs. Scdlacok's,
Agency of the Weed Family
Favorite Mewing Machine
Call and exatniuo this machine beforo pur
chastneleirhcrc. O Persons Indebted to mo aro earnestly ro
cjuestod to call and settle last year's accounts.
Mrs. ill. SEDIiACEK.
Fcb'y 1, 1872.
VTOTICK is hereby given that the undersigned,
ti Superintendent of publlo schools of Lincoln
county, .Mo., will, In aocirdanco with the school
law of tho State, hold putjllo examination ol
teachers, on tho 1st Saturday of every month, at
the court homo in Troy, nnd on ihoso days only.
Teachers will please bear this in mind.
W. S. PENNINGTON. Pnp't Publlo Schools,
Jnl5n24 Lincoln Cuimty, Mo.
To all Whom It may Concern, friends,
I'd low Laborers, Ilrcthren In tho Lord,
all who I.ovo the Lord Jesus and Seek
tho I'romotlon of the Interests of Ills
Kingdom, Greeting !
Dearly Beloved Brethren in the Lord
At llio last meeting of the Lincoln
County lliblo i-'ocioty, which met in
Troy, the following parsons wcro chosen
as its Excontiv Comruitlco for tlio en
uinp year, 1872 :
Uev. 0. S. Thompson, J. C. Mooro,
E. N. HonGli, Dr. Jas. W. Welch, and
Dr. Jos. A. Ward.
The object of the Society i to pro
moto tho general circulation of tho Scrip
tures, nnd to eecuro to every family
which is now destitute of tho Word of
Gon, a copy of theso sacred Scriptures.
To tho Executive- Committee of tho
Society i. entrusted tho management tirnl
t;enoral oversight of tho work of tho
Society in tho county. At a recent
meeting of tho Committee, llev. 0. S.
Thompson was clccled Chairman, and
Mr. E. N. Bonfils Secretary. After a
careful consideration of'tho work beforo
it, tho Committee voted to Fubdivido the
onttro county into eight districts, a dis
trict for each township in tho county,
and to appoint Township Executive Com
mittees, to havo the management of the
work iu tho respective townships in
which they rosido, theso committee!) bo
ing empowered to further subdivide tbo
townships into school districts, in order
to make a thorough and exhaustive can
vass of tho whole couuty and every ram
ily in it.
Tho following aro the names of the
John M. Hunter, Geo. 0. Hamilton,
Jno. Singleton, Ja Alexander,
Thoa. R. Rcid, John Gentry,
Clem Lindsay, David Allen.
Jonathan Tipton, 0. W. Martin,
Wm. Simson, Jno. J. Aloxander,
Frank Hardcsly, Dr. Chenncwerth.
Frederick Wing, Jno. R. Uritton,
Ed. R. Kanicr, S. W. Avery.
O. D. Loving.
W. S. Pennington, W. Cunningham,
R. R. Allen, Joseph Holder.
J. D. Young,
Rev. J. R. Allen, Rev. .1. M. O'Rnen,
Wm. R. Whito, Chas. U. I'ortor.
Rev. R.G.Loving, Chas. M. Hamilton,
A. V. Downing, Henry Mounts.
Judge Ingram, Jfe. W. Shaw,
Jas. 0. Eluioro, L. Rranoh.
John II. Downing, Jno. Jameson,
And now, dear brothren of the com
mittces, wo hope you will at onco accept
and act upon your appointment. Wo
entrust to your caro tho oversight of
this work in tho townships, to be con
ducted as you may think bost, so that
you secure a canvass of tho entire
townships. Wo suggest, as tho best
means of doing this, that you meet as
early as possible and appoint oomtmltecs
in each school district, to look afior the
work there. Thoy can sccuro persons
who can canvass the districts and report
to you, and then you can report to us.
As this is purely a work and labrr of
Lovo, we hope that there will be found
in every district persons who will do
this work gratuitously, for-the lovo thoy
bear tho Savior; but if they will not
do this, thoy will bo remunerated.
Thoy will need to take tho Bibles
with thorn. Theso can bo had. at tho
Bihlo' Depository nt Col. 0. W. Parker's,
at Troy. Theso Bibles aro to be sold to
families who havo none, if they aro will
ing to buy ; if not, they are to bo pre
senlcd with a copy, if thoy will accept it
If any information is wanted furthur,
or at any time, on any point, it will be
gladly given by Col. Parltor, or by
0. S. THOMPSON,
Chairman County Committeo
"Poor thing I" ohtorved a tender
hearted Bridgeport lady, in spoaking of
the death of a young friend, "she had
jujt got a forty dollar set of furs, and
beauties they were; but shod n t need
such things now." What do you supposo
she meant by that ?
Practico docs not always mako pcrfcot.
Curran, when told by m physician that
he scoaed to cough with moro dificulty,
replied. "That is odd enough, for I
bv 4eH practicing all night."
Tho sun came in through the doorway,
of a widf hall, and lighted up tho bright
stair-carpet, with its shining brass rods,
of the Vernier's old fushionod house,
Everything belonging to it was quaint
and old, but very comfortable.
Tho great yard, with the lawn sloping
steeply from tho wide- porch, was Gllud
with dark pines and flowedtig shrubs,
making the air resinous and fragraut.
The houso much too large for the threo
only occupants had windows on all hides
with clambering roses throwing their
sweet leatft on tho window sills and
wafting fragrant perfume within.
Just inside tho hall door stood a
statuo of wood, painted white, of a 1 1 to
size, and raised from tho floor by a low
pedestal. It seemed out of place, and
bad evidently once been an ornament ol
tho garden. It was a figuro of Sileuco
with hand upraised, somewhat weather
stained, but evidently a carefully pro-
sirvcd and much prized ornament.
It had been curved by an old school
mala of Sir. Verniers to ornament h
garden, but as tho rain discolored it, and
the friend had since died, it bad been
removed and placed under shelter, much
to tho curiosity and woudvr of viMtors
who beheld the incongruous ornament of
The door at the ond of the hull opened
abruptly, and a quick, alert figure, with
floating pink drapery, jetty curls, daintily
tied back with ribbon tho eutno hue of
her drets, tripped toward tho suuny,
porch. After bending over tho oleander
and gathering a blossom, she swuu.' her
mammoth feather broom along the halm
tors nnd door frames, then carefully dust
ing tho hfuvy drapery of Silcnco, she
vanished as suddenly as she had entersd
Old Mr. Vetiner, her grandfather, with
his wife now long dead, had brought up
tho girl from her babyhood. Ho wis
rich and would mako her so at his death,
sho being tho only relative bo hid
indeed, the only pcrsou in the wide world
he cared for, excepting so fur as that
broad lovo included her "dear Leonard,"
whom, in otic month, sha was to marry,
and then fettle in the old home.
Grandfather Vcnner felt thut Leonard
was worthy of Claudia, which was fortu
nato for tho young lovers, ai ho would
have prevented any meeting or love muk
iu, if they had not been approved by
Yes, the lovers had smooth ways and
After Claudia had finishod her few
household duties and practiced on tho
harp an allotted time, she wandered off
with her sketch-book-, bringing homo
pictures of broken gateways ond rustic
fences. In the evening Leonard returned
from the village, nnd tho lovors strolled
tmong the shrubbery of the raro old
placu, in tho soft twilight.
Sylvia, tho girl, who mado up the tri
angle of the household, was usually sent
to warn them when it was getting lute or
Although nearly as young as Claudia,
she was an adept at bouse-management.
Everything in her department was beau
tifully arranged and her meals tastefully
and punctually served.
Five years beforo she had come beg
ging at tho gate, was hospitably received,
and had served them laithlully evor since
"Sylvia is n strange girl," people said,
Her faco was pale as marble, hair light,
palo blue eyes, with the ltd, always
drooping over them, as if timid or bash
ful. Mr Yonnor, who had onco practiced
medicine, knew her to bo partly do
ranged, but so harmless and sensible
withal, that while ho treated her with
kindness and gentleness, never looked to
f.c-o her. other than tho quiet taciturn
girl sho had always been. The only
animation or raising of the lids from tho
pale blue ejes, was when Leonard spoke
to her. He was always civil and courtc
ous to Tier, and tried not to show tho
deep pity he ftlt for her infirmity.
As Claudia sat sewing by the window,
thinking of her grandfather who wa at
tending to somo business at the villago,
and of Leonard, who had proraiavd to
come earlier than usual that ovcniug;
Sylvia handod her a note:
"Will bo baok with my dear child to
morrow. Business will keop mo over
night, but you will have Lcona-d ; and,
alas I I fear you will not miss your fond
"Yes, Leonard will bo hero bless his
dear heart! what should I do without
him ? But 1 shall miss doar grandfather,
"Another note Sylvia?" as tho pale
faco again appeared at tho door.
"Yos, Miss Claudia, a boy just bought
it; and hero s a nosegay, too.
Olaudio's eye glistonod as she took tho
Unwers, for sho well knew Leonard
favorite tbo mignonette and pansies
When the door hud closed on Sylvia, she
road Leonard a nolo :
"I cannot bo with you to night as I
had hoped Sudden business calls mo to
Mcrton, Will tell you about it when
A sudden change came over Claudia's
usually bravo little heart. "Why do I
feol so depressed? Bcoauso I expectod
them both, and can soo neither?" she
asked herself, but she could not shake off
tbo leoling. After trying vainly to
resumo her sewing, she said to hcrsolf :
"I'll go and draw tho beech trco that
Leonard and I sit under so often," and
as sho wont out, she placed her boquet
iu a giass ni water ami soi u on ma low
pedestal, at the feet of Silcnco. "Thore
Silenco, I luuvo an offering for you As
vou havo no Leonard to send vou flowers.
i will lend you mine. What I not Ffwak
a word, but hold your (luge waraiogly ?
Why should I not say I lovo Leonard.
You aro not a rival of minn, I hopo ?''
As she turned away, the maid's white
face (now with a scowl upon it), peered
nvor the balusters,
Aftor tea Claudia sat rocking to and
fro in the twilight, in her own room. It
was as largo at moat drawing rooms and
on tho ground floor, from which, through
the open doorway, sue could look across
the hall to the lawn. Ulaudia, was no
fragile, delicato creaturo, who dreaded
Bolitudo, but somehow ahe felt very lonely
ns sho tat there. Tho shadows crew
thicker, and Hilenct stood out a faint
white outline against tho dark wall.
lor tho first timo tho young girl felt
anxious or frightened. She was afraid of
the darkness, tho loneliness of the house,
of Sylvia I
Her Grandfather, although careful not
to needlessly alarm her about Sylvia, had
warned her to turn the key of the girl's
room, if loft alone with her at night.
Sho remembered the caution, and called
to her: "Sylvio, aro you in bed?"
Yes," she ntiMvorod from her room.
Claudia did not wish Sylvia li know that
sho was atraid of hir, so sho strolled
across tho lawn, amid tho heavy shadows
of the pines, till sho thought the girl
asleep, then stepping softly upstairs, she
turned tho key ol her door, hho ro
turned to her room, and, without lighting
a lamp, retired to rest. In passing
through the hall, sho had kistcd tho
boquet that stood on the pedestal, and
gathered a few leaves to place under her
pillow "I shall dream of Leonard,
then," she said, "and L need to change
my cownrdly thought."
As she lay in her bed, looking through
tho open doorway into the now dark
hall, bcreyo rested on the wooden figure,
upon which a dim light fell from tho
transparency over tho hall door. Was
it imagination? it seemed m Liter than
usual. She watched it till her nycs grew
heavy and closed in a troubled sleep.
bho awoko with a sense of suffocation,
tho air being thick with a coming storm.
The clock struck eleven and sho wished
she dare rise and open a window, to
hreatho the fresh air; but sho seemed
paralyzed by fear, and lay motionless,
glancing with frightened eyes around the
A newly risen moon, half hidden by
passing clouds, shown through tho trm
soiu of the great hall door, and on Si
lence, the imago on which tho torriGcd
girl Gxed her eyes, The warning
hand and finger was raised no longer,
but hung listless by hor side 1 Claudia
strained her eyes, a mist camo over them,
and when she could again sea clearly, tho
band was uplifted as usual, the head
bent as if listening.
"I was mistaken, how cowardly I am'
I will open the window," but m she
passed by tho open door, she glanced
over her shoulder. Great heavens I what
wns. that whito object behind tha door I
Sho became as whita and immovable as
the image, for, with eyes distended, sho
saw tho ittutuo of tbo hall, tho woodon
image of Silence, partly hidden by the
door, holding up that warning finger
But what did it mean? a Silence stood
in the hull, and yet this duplicate bohind
tho door I "I'm full of fancies," sho
thought. Nevertheless, the crept back
to bed without going nearer.
Presence of mind, where have ye fled,
from a girl who prided herself on her
self possession in an emergency?
Her oold flesh quivered and shook.
Yes, tee I the image in the hall doet
move I the hand falls to tho side I Ono
of the whito figures is alivn 1 perhaps
both 1 Can it be that tho heavy block of
wood has stepped from its pedestal to
walk behind toe uoorr ihero U oar
Trembling with a namcloss dread,
Claudia tries to think of some way of
escape. The windows and doors are fas
tcnod, and Sylvia locked in a fur off
room With another thrill of terror sho
sees tbo. figuro in tho hall step from tho
pedestal and move toward tho bod, and
sho now recoznizcs the pale uce of oyl
via, amid the thick folds of drapery.
The lids no longer droop over the pale
blue eyes, which now look almost bluok
as tha flash and roll restlessly from side
to sido. Sho carries the ilowors Leonard
sent to Claudia, and afior kissing them
passionatoly, alio tears an J tramples thorn
under her feet, Then seeing Claudia's
pink dress on a chair, sho seizes it and
rends it to tatters.
Claudia, with trembling limbs and
wildly beating heart, Blips from tho
farther sido of tho bad, and trios to gain
tho door, but tho mud woman is too
quick for her, an.il olosos tho door, whioh
shuts with a spring lock.
As the dread figuro approaches her,
Ulaudia springs toward the statuo, which
sho now sees is tha wooden image, and
dings franticly to the lifeless block.
No sound is uttered by either
Claudia's tongue is motionless through
horror, and tho mad woman is too intent
on her murderous mission, as sho bounds,
liko a panther, after the fnghtonod girl,
with un old pruning knilo in her up
lifted hand. Tho stabs fall thick and fust
on tho wooden figure, as tho mauiao trlo.-
to rcaoh Claudia t heart.
Leonard who wat hurrying toward
Morton, where a note received had di
rected htm, saying an accident had bo
fullon Grandfather Vonner, met farmer
Jenks, who stopped him and inquirod
what his hurry was at so lato an hour.
"Mf. Venner has boon tbrewn from
his carriage," taid Leonard.
"When ?" asked tho farmor, with wldo
"Why, tho noto was written this
notting, Wt I've ouly just 4-coeiveU it
I'vo not told Miss Claudia, yet.
"This mormngl repeated tho man,
"Why I've just left him ; be brought mo
part way in hit carriage, not an hour
Leonard took out, the letter and tried
to read it again by thu struggling moon
"It must be a forgery," said1 h. '
Then, he knew not why, the conviction
flashed across bis mind that it meant ;
harm to Claudia. He turned and dashed
wildly nway from the astonished farmer
and disappeared in the direction from
whenco bo had come. '
He found the house shrouded in dark
ncss, and rang the ball violently, but no
answer camo to his summons, lie had
hardly expected one, but he thought if
Claudia wero really in danger, it would
assure her that help had come. Ha then
went arotind to her window, and called:
"Claudia, it'a Leonard; let me in."
A piercing shriek was tha only an
swer. He hesitates no longer, but clam
bering up by the rose lattice, he peort in
at the window, and sees in the dim light,
two while, struggling' figures. In an
instant he dashes glass and sash to pieces
and springs into the room. Another
moment nod tha fierce maniac it stenrely
piniouod. She struggles desperately with
Leonard, and in her frantic efforts pulla
down tho wooden figure, which falls
heavily across her breast, oruihing bar to
Lifting up the fainting Claudia, Leon
ard places her on the bed, and bathes ber
As soon as she rovives, she roraombors
tho prostrate woman, and urges Leonard
to lift the heavy statuo from the unfortu
nate girl. Sho was bruised and blood
stained, and seemed to ho in a faint.
I'hoy applied restoratives, but without
avail. She was dead 1 tho imago of
Silence had siloncod her forover.
Wrapping a shawl around tho trem
bling and horror stricken Claudia, he led'
her into another room, and soothed and
comforted her until tho early dawn crept
through tho windows.
Tho mormog brought Grandfather
Vcnner, who wat overjoyed to find hit
darling safe after such a uight of peril.
1 he unfortunato Sylvia was tenderly
laid to rest by kindly pitying hands. In
searching her room afterwards, scraps of
letters were found addressed to Leonard,
whom, it seemed sho had silently and
hopolessly loved though unknown to him.
Little presents ho had made her at holi
day timos, and a bunch of pansies that he
had lot fall from his coat, were carefully
put away. 1 he tlowcrs wore faded and
withered, but tendorly preserved.
she was tho writer of the note to ketp
Leonard away while she ful filled her
deadly mission. While Claudia had
walked in the gardon nt dusk, ehe had
removcil the heavy statuo, with tha
strength of insanity, placed herself on
tho pedestal, and ber accurate position
had deoeived Claudia.
How Claudia shuddered when she re
membered bonding over tho flowers at tha
feet of tho mail woman, who was than
armed with tha knife I What a merciful
Providenco that tho air had been so heavy
that she eould not sleep. And tha "dear
statuo 1" it had saved her life I It should
always stand in tha hall of her house (not
this bouse no, never I) and though
mutilated and broken, should be prized
Ibo old house was so dittatefol to
Claudia after this fearful adventure, that
tbo wedding day was hastened, and tho
grandfather went with them to Merlon;
whore they settled in at pleasant and com
fortable a bouso at the one on tha bill.
Elina Westlako, in Tha Balance.
A Death-Bed Wien. Old Mr.
Thompson, tha Doctor said, had but two
hours to livo. Wo stood by hit bedside-.
and hold hit hand ; and, at the, thadowa
gathered over his pallid counlenanoe, wa
leaned toward him, and whispered to
"Thompson, have" yon anything to
say? Any last words you detiro to
utter I Any regrets to exprast beforo
you leave tho world?" ,.
Ho turned his head eow!y toward us,
and with a sigh, said :
"I have but a single sorrow. There is
hut ono recolloctlon thai briogt a pang'
to my heart at I dio. I depart with tbo
redaction thai I have neglected to im
provo but one great opportunity of mr
"Aid what is it, Thompson? Tell tia
frankly, and. perhaps we may be able to
promise to amend in such a fatbion that
your last moments may bo soothed and
"No I no I Max," ho said." "That
cannot bo. My only regret it" and
here a .look of unuttorablo disappoint
ment came from his eyet "my only
regret, in departing, is tbat-I have never
geonthe Falls of Nia gay ral"
Tho best of it is that old Thompson
recovered entirely a few weeks later, and',
although he lived for fifteed yeara after
ward, ho never want near tho Falls onee;
A Touaii Witness At a recent trial
tho cnunsol for the proscouticn, after
severely cross-examining a witness, sud
denly put on n look of severity, and ex
"Now, sir, was not an effort mado to ,
induce you to tell n different story?" ,
"A different story, from what I have
told, do you moan?"
"That's what I moan."
"Yos, sir; several persona have tried
to get me to toll a different story from
what I have (old, but thoy couldn't."
"Now, sir, itpon your oath, I with to
know who thoso persons are."
"Well, you've trieil about hard as
any of them."