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6. T, DUXN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
New Iloe, - Missouri
, Wlll'pr'nc(lci) (n tho Court i nf the Nineteenth
'Judical Circuit. Special attention glren to col
R. C. 3IAGRUDEH,
ATTOBNEY AT LAW,
(ap-ftuClris, - Missouri.
Will practice tn the Courti of thn Nineteenth
'Judicial District. ' v7n
W. C. McPARLAAD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice In the Courts of the Nineteenth
'Judicial Circuit, aud will give tpecial attention
to collection!. Ofllje Front room over J. It.
Knox'i Dank. v7nl6
CHAS. MARTIN, Jr.,
ATTOBNEY AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practlc In all the Court! of the Nine
ttenth Judlolal Circuit. Special attention given
to the collection of debti. 6n39
A. V. MoKEE. E. N. BONFILS.
McKEE fc BOftFILS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice in the varloua Courta of thli and
adjoining countiea. Special attention given to
collections and matters relating to real ettate.
fi-Q Office, northeaat corner Main and Cherry
etrects, juat below Laclede Hotel. n30v7
J. B. ALLEN. W. T. BAKER.
ALLEX & BAKER,
Altorneys-at-Law, Agents Slate and
Phoenix Insurance Companies,
and Real Estate Agents,
JOSEPH B. ALLEN, Notary Public.
B. W. WHEELER
Attorney at Law and Notary Public,
new HOPE, MO.
Will attend to any prnfe-alnnnt buali.cn in the
Co'irti of Lincoln, Warren, l'lke and Montgom
ery countiea. sep7'7lo36yl
WM FRAZIER. G- W. COLBERT
FIUZIER & COLBERT,
Auururvs ai ijuw a urai dMair as j
Will practico in all thccourla of tho Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit. Special attention iriven to col-
Icctlona and to the saloand purcliaae and leaalng
nf real estate. Abslracta of tltlea, warranty
dei'da, deeds of truat and Inortgnges made out
on abort notice. Largo number or valiinblo
farms for aale at low pricca. pS OOico on Main
itreet in ltanadell'a building, up staira. vTiil t
UALTOX & CREECH,
Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ts,
Will practice in all the Oourts of the Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the
Ftate. All business cntruated to their caro will be
tromntly attended to.
Office over Dr. S. T. Eaat'a Drug store, Ofilco
hours from 9 a' ni. to 4 p. in.
'mat a rnr'tititir
NEW HOPE, MO.
Ilare removed to the Ira ,T. Kelson house,
and are now receiving a
NEW STOCK OF GOODS,
and are determined
NOT TO BE UNDERSOLD.
They expect to keep up their reputation for
GIVING TilE BEST PRICES
September 25, 1872.
'rpiIOSE In need of Trees or Nursery stock of
any kind will And It to their Interest to go
to tbe above Nursery, ana buy a lot or plants
AS IT IS
'THE best time
And LARROE TREES are offered a GOOD
DEAL LOWER than they will ba again, after
the present unusually large stock nf trees Is dis
posed of. Great bargains art offered to those
woo wisn to set largely or
Ben-Davis, Willowtwig, WtMdp,
Ifuse's Crab. d-c.
S tot further particulars tall at the tJor
ry( salles southeast of Troy, o the Tele-
't'ap h toad, oa address the proprietor.
Tho eal Emperor.
latet-csttug chapter from the C.rr ef
It is well known that donnz tho whole
time he aas emperor Napoleon lived in
constant dread of assassination. One of
his firat acta after the coup d'etat was to
appoint as his chief of police a Coraican
named Pielri, who by his skill and en
ergy gained a high reputation as secret
agont. Pietri's principal assistant was
also a Corsican, a soldier called Gris
celli, who had left the army in conso
quence of some disagreement with the
autbortlies, tie recently published bia
memories, which contain a quantity of
tnterestipg anecdotes, and incidentally
give many entertaining dctai's concerti
ng tbe privato life of the ex emperor.
From these it would seem that Napoleon
was almost constantly in a condition of
'funk,' for tho police was kept con
stantly upon the alert hunting some un-
luckly conspirator. Griscelli bluntly
avowa at the commencement of his book
that the secret poliee is a roost tyrannical
invention, and that for th most part its
members do notbing but spy upon each
other or provoko plots which they may
gain glory by betraying. "Ncvertblcss,"
he adds, "there are occasions when u
secret agent is indispensable ;" and then
narrates tbe first attempt upon tho new
self created emperor's lite.
THE FIRST INFERNAL MACHINE.
A few days after bis admission to the
police, tbe chief of police showed him n
note to the effect that an infernal machine
was making at a certain bouse in the
Faubourg St. Ilonore. Coins thither.
Unscellt saw above the door a ngn
To let. An apartment of ten rooms ;
7,000 francs." Returning homeward he
dressed himself handsomely, and then
hiring a carriage with powdered coach
men and loottuen, went ncatn to tbe
house, and had himself announced as the
Marquis of Chalet. Porter, footmen,
servants, :an at tbe sound of so dtsttn
guished a name. Dismissing all others,
bo asked tho porter to show him through
tho rooms. That concluded, Griscelli
gave tbe man 1UU francs of engagement
money, and then said tamlliarly :
'Now, who owns this house? Who
lodges ubnvo us ? I warn you that,
althoug I havo taken tbo rooms, I shall
not occupy if one of 'Badinguot S' blood
driukers lives there, for 1 do not wish to
meet upon the staircase a butcher of the
h ysee Uourbon.
After some more conversation the
a cent frankly proclaimed himself an ad
lierent of Henry V, and learned in return
that the bouse belonged to a wnisler of
the late Charles A. The porter, won
over and giving confidence for confidence
led him to a little room looking out Upon
tbe strcot, in which was a stand whereon
was arranged fivo puns fattened together,
Giving some money to drink the health
of Henri V, the disguised agent departed
with all the information be wanted.
THE FIRST ASSASSIN.
Some months after this a cipher dis
patch was received from M. Walewski
ambassador at London, saying that a cer
tain Kelch, escaped irom Lanibcrsa, and
paid by Mazzini, was coming to Paris to
assassinate tbe emperor. Griscella waB
fixed upou as tbe ono to intercept him
taken to tbe opera, be was lliero pre
sented to Napoleon, who ordered lnu) to
be given 1000 francs, and to have placed
at his disposition whatever ho might
need. Receiving the description of
Kelch, which mentioned bim as a dan
gerous man of herculean strength, Grip
colli at once departed in search of tho
would-be assassin. Ho speedily cue
ceeded in discovering where Kelch lived,
and for fifteen days and nights was con
stantly with him. "I ate at tbe same
tablo, very often took coffee in tbe same
room; on horseback, in a carriage, or on
foot we never ceased to see each other,
yet so blinded was he by tho idea of tho
assassination that ho never perceived that
be was watched. All the letters he re
ctived from London and those he wrote
were unsealed, and read, and then sent to
their addrcseoa." Affairs were in that
condition when one morning Keloh wrote
to Muzzini that the emperor would be
dead within two days. The emperor
went out for his rido as usual, accompa
nied by M. fcleury. Aa tbey arrived at
the Place de Concorde, Kolch, who was
there watting, started towards them, bis
horse upon a hard gallop. Griscelli had
told tbe jockeys ol tbo train to press
close around the omperor and allow no
one in front of him. "Arriving at the
Bois de Boulogne there commenced a mad
steeple obase. Walls, streams, alloys,
lakes were turned and paired in a triple
gallop. Those who saw us go by said
tbe bead of tbe state was either crazy or
drunk. He was neither ono nor tbe
other ; but be was afraid of his life."
lluoning thus for three hours Kf Ich was
out distanced ; his horse full bloodod,
by tbe way was covered with toam and
refused to obey tbe whip or spur. Na
poleon reaobed home safely, though
'bathed in ncrsniration." In the after
noon Griscelli was commanded to capture
Kelch. How this was effected let his
own words tell : "Herbert, Letourncur,
and I left tbe room with directions to
arrest tho assassin, doad or alive. At six
o clock, exactly, wo arrived at fies
rnaret'a, whtra our man was in tho habit
of corainc every day to take absinthe
Herat trn ordered dinner for sin tenon.
At eight o'clock arrived Certain M
colli, who had arrived from London fo
assist at the 'preparation' of tbtfempe
tor. II tasked ritsmaral hero Kelt
was. and was (ol that he- Would fcfrlhera
at nine, o'clock. With that hour Came
Keloh. While ha was takioc bit clan C
ordered LetoarMttr Co arrest Murelli.
TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1873-
Ilebert and I seized neon Kelcb, who,
notwithstanding w wore two to one,
escaped through tho dining room, the
bed room, jumped through a window, sni
fell within tho ioatdo wall, in which was
a door. Had this door been open tho
assassin would havo been safe, and the
watching of fifteen days lost. Not able
to escape that way, and perceiving that
his crimo was known, Keloh, liko a scnsi
blo man, wished to sell his life dearly.
Ho drew and cocked pistol ; I did like
wise J the two explosions mado a single
sound. He fell, bathed in blood ; my
ball had entcrnd between the nose, fore
head and right eye, and came out behind
tho left car. His whistled past my car.
His accomplice Morelli ran at the noise
of firing. While he was olimbing the
wall I broke his arm with my other
Xbe next day uritceiu wis appointed
personal guardian of the emperor, with
orders to accompany him everywhere
Fulfillirag ibis duty, ho achieved the
arrests of many other conspirators and in
several cases mentions tbeir rate. It
would havo been injudicious, at least so
the emperor thought, for them to be
tried, and they thereforo developed, with
remarkable unanimity, a babit or com
mitting suicide by poison.
DE MORHY'S MANOEUVRE.
As a relief to these stories may be re
counted a clever trick played by M. de
Morny. When that distinguished gen
tleman was ambassador to Russia, there
appeared in several Northern journals
paragraph announcing teat be was about
to marry a court lady ol tbe aristocracy
No sooner was this published than tho
Somtesso de Lehon, with whom the duke
had sustained very intimate relations,
wrote to him, stating that be must itnme
diately contradict tho rumor, or the
would dishonor him by making pubtic
some documents concerning tbe covi.
d'etat which ho had left in her hands.
This letter was tent to tLe Tuilerica
marked, "Act quickly to avoid great
scandal, De Oloruy. 1'ietri was sum
moned, but turned tbe affair over to
Griscelli. While tho latter was talking
the affair over with tbe omperor news
came that the all important papers had
gone to London to the Due JJUrleans
Unscellt did not balteve this, and so
offering to make his words good, for the
reason that the Comtesso would not part
with the papers until tbe Duo bad an
swored her letters, he was intrusted with
all tho power he fished, and departed to
seek them. Calling upon the Counters,
with whom ho was already acquainted,
he asked to see her son. As they were
talking the young count entered. Talc
ing him by tho arm Griscolli led him
down stairs, into tbo street, and then had
tbe tiou?e surrounded, so that no one
could enter or leave. Naturally, the
tho youth demanded tbe causo of this
treatment. Griscolli replied: "If I
were not your friend I should not act a
I am doiug, at length saying, "Unly
to day your mother has been denounced
to the authorities as having sold some
valuablo papers to the Orleatiists."
"It is false," cried tho count. "Tho
papers of M. de Morny are in mother's
desk, locked in a box. I had the box in
my hands to day."
So talking Griscelli lod him to the
study of the omperor, who received him
very kindly when ho was informed where
the papers were. And tho couut wrote
to bis mother: "Dear mamma. I beg
you to hand to our friend Griscelli the
little box of papers so that he can bring
them to mo in tbe study ot tbe emperor
where I write, and whero, dear mother, 1
have been received with so much good
ness that 1 am penetrated by it."
Griscelli ran to the countess a honse
No sooner did she see hira than she
cried, "What have you done with my
son? You havu assassinated bim. lam
guarded by the police before my execu
lion. My son, my son I W hat have
you done with him ?"
Ills sole response was to nana ner tho
letter. When read, "Aeverl never!
she exclaimed so loudly that Piotri
rushed in to see what was happening
At sight of bim she vociferated. ' I
yield to force. I will protest before Eu
rope agaiott this government ol tba
sword and spies.
Following her, unscellt took tne nox
and carried it to the emperor. Opening
it his fa;o shone with satisfaction.
The Moniiour of tbe next day an
nouoced that the young Lehon was nom
inated to an important post, several daya
alter Chevalier ot the Jjegion ot Honor,
then deputy, then president of a country
general council, and De Morny married.
Tho same day Uriscelli said 10 rieiri
tbo t the Countess bad obtained a good
price for papers which she could not
otherwise have ued. "Yes," said tba
tbiefj ''and add that De Morny was ber
Ill E 6TOD.Y OF HISS HOWARD.
A melancbolly interest attaches to tho
fato of Miss Howard, whose namo is bet
ter known than tbe circumstances of ber
life. The story, as given in detail by
Griscelli, is as follows : "On a night of
such fog as they have in London, a man
was walking up and down the llaymar
ket. His beiuht was five feet and sev
eral mobes ; be was thick. waisted, short-
legged, with a pallid race, small eyes,
irustachei, buttoned to the neck, and
carrying in his hand a loadod cane, will
out any hat. The passers by might have
taken bim for a policeman, buddttvy
door gave entrance t3 a lady elegantly
dressed. 'b xcliiineeT, "Hallo,
madime, atone Talc, and) fuel, lid
tv'ithnitt tth? lBI'.tor te- lolTowecJ
f, lirt aiiivioi at bel harlot and"
thtnkini; liim a civil Policeman,, off ted-
him ttfO shillings.
"Madame I Money to mo ?"
"And who aro you 1"
"I am the Prioca Louis Napoleon."
Next day the conspirator of Strssburg
and Uoulogne, the escaped Irom the for
tress of Ham, recalled himself to the
memory of bis followors by sending them
some English gold with which to still
conspire against tho government that had
twice left him his lite. irom ibis day
the misery which had overwhelmed the
son of the Admiral Ycrhuel was driven
away by the bank-notes of Miss Howard.
While he was president be bad called
Miss Howard to Paris und had taken for
her a houeo, No. 14 Rua do Cir. Miss
Howard, who had given 8,000,000 (of
francs') to Napoleon ut the moment of his
elevation, was considered and considered
herself aa the empress. JJut tbe daughter
of Albion counted without him who
'when ho speaks, lies ; when he is silent,
"Ono dsy Napoleon sent Miss Howard
to Havre iu company with bis accomplice,
DIocquart, promising to como to sou her
upon the Sunday. Saturday he married
Mile, de Moutuo.- Taking ber tea the
morning of tho day when she should
receivo the visit of him who owed every
thing to her. Miss Howard read of the
marriago in tho Monitcur OfbViel. Pro
cipitalely leaving the hotel Fraecatl, she
engaged a special train and reached her
homo in time whero she saw the strangest
spectacle, i'urntturo, cushions, papers,
nole?, contracts somo wero brokon,
o hen empty, and others stolen. Pietri,
warned by a ddxpatih from Mocquart, had
gone to No. 14 Hue do Ciry. Ho was
able to hear, and others liko him, the
insulted English woman call Napolean
assassin, swindler and robber. Next day
upon her awakening Miss Howard was
saluted by Mmes. Fould and blcury with
the title of Countess of Iteauregard. At
tho samo timo tbey gave her tho deeds of
ownership to a property bearing this
name, situated upon tho route of Ver
sailles. Several months later tho new
countess loft France and established her
self in Florence, where she built a splen
did palace upon tbo banks of tbe Arno.
But ten years after ennui seized ber, aud
she wished to again see Paris. Every
day at the moment when Napoleon and
the empress came into the Tuileries Miss
Howard showed herself in a superb equi
pogo and dazzling toilet. Rumor said
tbat tho empress was furious. Some
days after thero was a performance at the
Italiens, during which tbe Englishwoman,
covered and occupying a box directly in
front, amused herself by eyeing through
an opera-glass tbe woman who bad stolen
her 'Poleon. Miss Howard was found
suffocated in her bod."
A Few H'Kiy Suggestions.
The young man who has an ambition
to mako a great noise in tho world should
learn boiler making. He can make moro
noise at tbat trade than at anything eUo
he can engage in.
If bo believes a roan should "strike
for wages" ho should learn blucksmith
ing especially if he is good at "blow
iog." If ho would embrace a profession in
which ho can rise rapidly, ha should
becomo an tcronaut. He couldn't find
anything better "for high."
Ho certainly could do a staving (and
perhaps a starving) business at the
If ho believes in "measure, not men,"
ho will embark in tho tailoring business.
If the one groat object of his life is
to make money, ho thould get a position
in the United States mint.
If ho is a punctual sort of chap, and
anxious to be "on time," be should put
his hands to watchmaking.
If he believes it tbo chief ond of man
to have his business largely "felt," why
of course he will become a hatter.
If he wants to "get at the root of a
thing no will become a dentist though
if he does be will often be "found look
ing down in the mouth."
If a man is a bungler at his best he
should become a physician, and then ho
will have none of his bad work thrown
upon his hands. It is generally buried
out of sight, you know.
Should he incline to high living, but
prefer a plain board, then tbo carpenter's
trade will suit him ; he can plane board
enough at that.
It he is needy and well bred he will be
right at home as a baker.
Ho shouldn't become a cigar maker.
If he does all his work will end in smoke.
Tho young roan who enjoys plenty of
company, and is ever ready to scrape
acquaintance, will find tho barber busi
ness a congenial pursuit.
Tho quickest way for him to as:cnd to
the top round of his calling is to become
a bod carrier.
A very "grave" young man might
flourish as an undertaker.
Don't learn chairmaking, for no matter
how well yau please your customers, they
will sooner or later get down on your
And drn't become an umbrella maker
for their business is "used up."
If he wonld have his work touoh tho
beads of the nation, we know of no way
he could sooner accomplish such an oh
ject than by making combs.
The vounir man wno wouiu navo tne
fruita of his labor brought before the
eyes af the people will become an opti(
Clan. IOC WOr uuiiik coaiiy iu iuiu
cannot he difficult to learn.
K man. can always) makt (s)cent in
ha cerumef I feusinees.
If a vouoif man is paragon of honor,
linthfsslneitaacf sotriety , has never sworn
frrofune-vord. an&V haitwonty thousand
djIlara-thaX be baa- no- use for, then he
should immediately start a newspaper
f . C, Saturday Night.
What to do la Case or Accidents
Prof. Wilder, of Cornell University,
gives thesn short rules for action in cases
of accident. It would uot be a bad thing
to out them out and csrry them in ones'
pocket buok, or better yet, commit them
to memory :
For dust in tho eye, avoid rubbing ;
dash water into them; remove cinders,
etc , with tho round point of a lead
llemove in toots irom the ear by tepid
water- nme put a hard instrument into
If an artery is cut, compress abovo the
wound ; if a vein is cut, compress below.
If choked, get on all fours and cough.
For slight burns, dip the part in cold
water ; if tho skin is destroyed, cover
Smother a fire with carpets, eto , water
will often spread burning oil, and increase
danger. Before passing through smoke,
take a full breath and then stoop low,
but if oarbon is suspected, walk erect.
Suck poisoned wound?, unless your
mouth is sore ; enlargo tho wound, or
better, cut out the part without delay :
hold tho wounded part as long as can be
iporno to a hot coal, or end ot a cigar.
. In caso ot poisoning excite voinilin by
tickling tbe throat or by warm water and
For acid poisons, give alkalies; for
alkaline poisons give acids white of egg
is good in most casas ; in eases of opium
poisoning, give strong coffee, aud keep
For apoplexy, ratso the head 'and
body ; for fainting, lay the person flat.
With Regard to Children.
We have not got a great muny children
at our house. hen we count them
there is but ono of ber, but there are
times when she seems pretty numerous.
When questions of domestic government
arise, and wo divide tbo hou e, .Maria
und I are in the minority, and that child
is apt to carry tbo question, bbo not
only exercises the right of suffrage, but
sbo is a repeater, and votes us down with
out rcmorso. Of course, we do not be-
lievo she is tho smartest child in the
world, although that is a pleasant family
fiction which wo like to cherish. I have
no doubt there may be two or three other
children in tho world as gifted as she,
and I should reilly like to seo one or all
ot tbem, but' they live so fur off 1 never
Children display wonderful discrimina
tion. Let a mau unute I to tho manage
ment of children pick up a threo months'
baby, and how quick the baby sees
through him. He may put on all tbe
airs cf practiced unconcern in the world,
but he can t tool that bbay. lbs baby
knows just what a fraud hn is in a mo
ment. And that pretender who advanced
with a smile of confidonco to take the
cberub from its cradlo, will bo utterly de
moralized by the fierce assault upou Ins
moral character, tho gusty protest against
Ins presence, and tho bitter rcdicule with
which that baby will immediately attack
bim. A bnct attempt to sing some nur
scry song, and a briefer and moro awk
ward attempt to trot tbo child, will be
but tho last weak defence against over
whelming defeat, and when the mother
returns sbo will receive her child from
the arms of a humiliated man, whose
pride is trodden in tLe dust, and whose
spirit is utterly broken.
It takes a good many grown people to
put things to rights as fast as one baby
will put things to wrongs, and the grown
up peoplo will work harder than the baby
at last. A baby knows at a glance just
which book to pull out to tumble down
tbo entire pile on tho tablo. A baby
knows instinctively that cherry ssuco
adds the greatest variety to a white
apron. A baby, by an intuition incom
prehensible to tho adult, knows that the
proper place to store carpet tacks is in
the paternal boots. And babies ara not
slow to act upou their ideas,
Now, I can't tell how our baby knew
which basin bad tho milk in it, but sbn
did. From a full she.f, which sbo could
just reach by standing on tip toe, she
eolocted tbat particular basin, and by
shrewd practices managed to spill one pint
of milk over her head and dowu the neck
of her dress. You might havo dropped
the basin, carelessly, under the circum
stances, but sho never lost her presence
of mind. She clung to that basin as
straw clings to a drowning man, and
sprinkled milk over tbe floor from tho
pmitry to the parlor. It was fun for her,
and amused me, but I thought Maria did
not enjoy it as muab as she might.
1 here is nothing else liko a baby in
the house, end sometimes I think it is a
good thing for grown up peole that
there is not. J. Jishua Jenkins, in
Beauty or Old People. Mon and
women make their own beauty or their
own ugliness. Lord Lytton sptaka of a
man "who is uglier than he baa any bus
ness to be," and, if be could read it,
every human being carries bis life in his
lace, and Is good looking or tbo reverse
as that life has been good ar evil. On
our featues tbe tine chisel of though and
motion are eteruaMy at work. Beauty
is not the monopoly of blooming young
men and pink and whita maids. There
is a alow growing beauty, whioh only
comes to perfection tn old age, Grace
belongs to no period or life, and goodness
improves the longer it exists.
A sprightly newspaper -paragraphist
gets off the following : "Mr. Waggoner
found fault with the beef at a- Memphis
bote! the other morning, and the eoronrs
made t3 on bim." "Peter Ink, an old
oltiien of Knox oounty, Ohio, wat blotted
out the other dsy, age 75.
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Taking it Coolly
The atory of Harrison Gray Otis anA
tho tiding man is thaa rotated :
Otis was traveling In tho state of Con
necticut. It was before railroad cars had
begun to break men's bones on Sundays.
Ho had an important ca.-o to argue in
Boston on Monday, atrd having been de
tained in New York until Saturday, ha
left that city in his gig, rcd on tilil Into
Saturday night, when be put up at a New
England village inn, and resumed his
journey Sunday mornitig. He had rid
den but a Tew steps from the tavern be
tore a grave parsonage, known ao a 'tid
ing man,' stopped up, took bis hnrso by
the head, and coolly informed Mr. Otis
that he was arrested for travelling on tho
Sabbath, and must proceed with him to
the jail. Mr. Otis replied :
"Sir, I respect the day and the law
but I. shall ba oblige 1 to break yeur head
as well as tho Sabbath iTyou do not let
me go quietly on my way."
Rut tho officer was not to be bluffed off
in this manner. He said he knew his
duty aad should do it. Mr. Otis then
drew out from his portmantcan tho
statutes of tbo state, and remarked.
"Well, my fricr.d, it won't do any hurt
to look at tbe law a littlo."
' O, no," i J the tiding man j "you wi
find it all thero."
Mr. Otis rend aloud : "If any person
shall bo guilty of Sabbath breaking as
afoiesaid, it shall be lawful for tbe tiding
man to arrest, and stop him ;" and then
he added, "tho law is against me, I must
"Well, then," rejoined the tiding man
"you must mako up your mind to quar
ter in the lock up till to morrow; so, wt
will ride back together.
"U, no I retorted One, that will never
do. 1 don't intend that you shall ride
back, or any where else with me, to-dav
The statuto reads, mind you, tbat yet
shall "arrest and stop." that's all. Yott
can stop mo as long as you please; but
tbat is t!io extent cf your power. Tba
law says nothing at all about your carry
ing mo off to the lock up. nor of your
riding in my gig ou the Sabbath, either."
It was a very stormy day Tbe poor
tiding man was already completely dren
ched ; and the pruspect of standing by
tho cig all day and night in a muddy
road was by no means pleasaut.
Mr. Otis again repeated, with entiro
composure, "I still wish you to consider,
sir, that I am your prisoner for so reads
tbe law ; notbing more. You can go
back if you please, but I intend to stop
whore I am.
So saying, the old lawyer drew his cloak
around him, and mado preparations for a
quiet snooze till Monday morning, if tbo
tiding man maintained bis watch to that
fa rdistant day. The poor fellow looked
as blue as indigo, and really felt quits as
uncomlortaLIe as a young gosling in a
shower. He gozod a moment or two on
tho composed expression of tbe sheltered
lawyer, and without siying a word for
his feelings were too big for utteranco
he relinquished his prey, and went home.
Mr. Oiis lingered just enough to per
mit the officer to get around the corner-,
and then proceoded on his journey.
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Dumas-tio There aro few character
izations more witty and comprehensive
than tbat which Alexandre Dumss, pere,
gave of his son : "Ho came intu tho
world at tbat hour when it ceased to bo
day, and is not yet night, nnd tho assem
blsge of antitheses which mako up bia
strano individuality are, liko the hour
of his birth, a mingling of light and
darkness. He is lazy, Lo is industrious-;
be is a gourmand, he is abstemious ; ha
is lavish, he is econominal ; he is suspi
cious, ho is credulous ; he is blase and
ho is innocent; ho is indifferent and hn
is ardent; be is slow in speech and rapid
in action; ho ridicules tuo with all tiro
brilliant wit of which he is roaster, sTift
yet he lovos me with all his heart. Ho
is always ready to fleece me out of all
my money like Valere, or to fight for ma
liko the Cid. His imagination istha
most vivid and the most sustained that I
havo ever known in a young man of 2i
yo'rs. It bears me away like a torrent (
it shines liko a half hidden flame ;; it re
veals itself in reverid as in excitement,
in quint as in dangler, in smiles as in tears.
From tiruo to time we quarrel with each
other, and, like the prodigal son, he
takes his portion and quits tbo parternat
mansion. On that day t buy a calf and
begin to fatten, sure that before a month
he will return to get his part of it. It
is truo tbat evil niinddtenple say that
it is tor tho sake of the calf that ho
comes back, and not for mino ; but I am
not moro than half inclined to believo
Three fourths or the difficulties rnd
miseries of men come from the fset that
most want wealth wi'hout earning it,
fame without desarving it, popularity
without temperance, rcspeot without
virtue, and happiness without holiness.
A girl in tndlantpolis, who has $200,
000, advertises for sealed proposals for
marriage. The postmaster has decided
to charge her double price for her box,
as it keeps one clerk half his time filling
it up with pinkktinted envelopes, and tho
whole office ie scented with muik aba)
buigsmot, like a perfumer's shop,
California farmer ara already engaged
ii the culture of toffee, opium, oocot ana
tea, tho planting ol grapes, the mulberry,
and the growth ot silt, sbrepaod eattl
raising, and wheat ; aad hew they nare U
ginning ( plant eoltoa.
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if in water, float on the back, with bow
and mouth rr j ct'ng,