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The Grant County herald. (Big Stone City, Grant County, Dakota [S.D.]) 1879-1883, May 01, 1880, Image 1

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i'..m through a!
.1- ro-s thjir vray,
wintry yu.ivs drag slow,
skies arc always trrai
vc". heat* the weak |.
life's amalgamation
hacl arc all m» near,
jiall. the poor mau'
hniirtJ, the orphan's tear,
V colli'.' in i-wdt imitation.
i ::s Litii, tin: tide runs low.
iT'i fit?!. I hi? day* go slow
I -,-.re not how it sc-ms,
i' dream ray ilr- o i
v that lie is ij'
that he if biti!,
lifts hi*- eye*.
is s nl, so s '.d
:s:..n kcow:
li-feii virtu
:.U \U
goodly ha*!1
Ti« ..'ail uc otic,
rativtlit::iv ,t m..y
Jiijir, y'. divine ili?' r.«_,
.ths miuif manifest, sinul'u"
phmo with tin-
tide RUNS 1CY
lays go h.low,
high, tl.i
r.s.v„ l.o
Hi'." J:thoff it sf ellls
luii.:'-- 1 beam my dr-
d, y»u
life i*-ho''.
with"i!!'?n is lU'.U'h the i»'*t
nut :i" 'tie wr! stand.-. '•till,
n d.iw::- in It)*1 \V»
.d-t t! rt'etl- IV'I'II „LJ
•eBr ti:
I'rtiu,A'»"C.* Jst't-r.
Mr. Mnstt'll I'aid HinNoir.
as lr. Lea the i wood's voice from
ollioe. The name callcd was
ar.'i with the alacrity ot an un
rk amuitictii ot piomotion, I re
ed to the summons.
nali M'lstpU's note tell du.* yester
said -vir. Leatherwood, as I enter
wa:.t you to ride over to Iieech
(1 prtseut it. Ot course it won't
1, for liy his construction or the
ant law, a debtor has the ri^ht to
three distinct duns in addition
race. So the sooner we l*e
ehett. r. Here's the note, and an
on Trotter, the livery man, for a
.Leatherwood turned his writing
ifter these inftrdftiou.s. and lett mv
'ow them.
chdalt w.e a .:try villasre a
ti uiiirs fr»»m the yuuthfui Western
wliii li .dr. Loatherwof)d was the
:ii inhabitant.
roud had so many forks and turns,
:ny head got turned at last, and in
my stoik of itinerary informa
i'c:ug kept replenished at legular
I had the consolation, at the
fseveral weary limits, of finding
.fmany miles out of my way. w
that mishap, it was late in the af
)nwhen I alighted at Mr. Mil*tells
mnot vty tliat I "was won by that
eman at first, sight. There was a
if sinister 'iniru in Ids ferrety,
eves, when m«'t me at the door,
i'" ig'.eealile nor tru-t inspiring.
•tr an exchange ot ilistant saluta
i and an intimation from me that I
•ailed on a matter of business, Mr.
i invited me to enter, and led the
apartment, designed apparent
fcerve the double purpose of sitting
and uHice.
am st-nt here by Mr. Leatherwood,"
.taking the chair ottered !y Mr.
t-'H/'tij request payment of tins note,''
•esame time producing it.
•e corners if Mr. Musteli's inouth"
down perceptiiily. Ilis brow cloud-
futures hardened. Dun number
fas plain, had tailed in persuasive
Hat for form's sake, I should
Raited lor no other answer. Mr.
-cli was on the point of giving
.lowever, when the sound of ap
-""(step?! in the hull atlrai'ted
hn liasty e\cus, he hurried from
"'•"ii. closing the door as lie did so.
•Mid hear Mr. Mustel! greeting some
*!|i'iu he called "Sharker:" ami then
i a-ti.,r
1 a
ui:ce which I reasoned, belonged
wt true iw
'tpnb i
uanfne. manner was completc
His jock was even cordial
lir(,-seii ipi3 regret for having
axo Wiutui"'
VS I 7
id to sav when interrupt
n°w, he proceeded Mnndly,
i'lnl 0n'
^t0 &/T
of|vand alter a parting, the warmth
Inch contrasted stiangely with the cold
i \V
nr ,,)e, tin 1
Iteaue:-. wh
«ut on a trot of
I m.) the vertical motion was somewhat
I dispropoi tinned to that in advance."
I had reached the loneliest part of the
a :d the van wab
i»st setting when
1 tim sound of hoofs behind. I
uad hardly time to iook, before two
basemen cantered
up) ()Hf. n uch gI(lf^
lie or t.ie right seized my bridle with
-iis ielt h.in.i, and leaping down pointed
piStot at luy head.
dismount," he ui.
i:t('1 T'.ere i m..:.- v
er. an 1 I must 'have it
I'clut'* A eii, whatever yon,
'•tlier biuv in myself would
i I ad«. ."' i the prudent course
surrendereu :u uisertjtjon.
s dir^'' of f.i'f. '"Too hfe! !..:•
»idiHiiV, em iy hear!,
nusiru t" hear. un.» .ilied in prayie
nule aw^.y
in peace.
At a lati
wood at 1..
wholf vtoi-v.
He made
wotllii n ..
In less than ha if a minute money
passed from my possession t.« ti^it of the
oi-aicr oi the pistol, whohe eomjianion,
luereiv a looker-on, was ready,
i i:: 'f
i'tnuk ti
l'A i
la v
him the
but rang for a.}
me the first police- i
man you m""*. he said, when the servant!
IJy a lew hing questions he drew I
out "What minor iact^ iiad before omit- I
ted, by wlwch time the servant had return
ed with an ollic-r.
I supposed the object was put the
authorities on the criminal's n k with-'
out delay, .fudye of my -i rprise, there
lore, at what ibiiowed. I
"I give this young man in charge,''
said Mr. Leatherwood. ••He pretends to
have been robbed of a considerable sum
entrusted to him hut
are too suspicious t!* i-
"rtaciiy d".' w».- the nevt curt re
piv. fii'^e [iretervled roidieiies are an
i old dodge an i this one doesn't appear to
have been very adroitly planned. For
instance how could anyone have known
you had the money about youj"
i The p"iiceman took my arm. when
Mr. i.e.ttherwo.id resumed: "I would
not have him s-nt to prison till after ex
amination to-moriow. Keep him safely
till them and I will see to the expense."
Thus, though held in close custody, I
was spare i, for the present, th" degrada
tion of confinement in jail.
I will not prolong this stop, t,y a
cital of my feelings till the following af
ternoon when I w.'»«s brought before a
Sir. Musteli, who had been sent for.was
the first witness called. His testimony
was lull and circumstantial, and true,—
every word of it.
"Call Mr. McLure," -do the prosecu
ting attorney.
I started at tie- none. So did Mr.
Musteli, even mou: than myself. Hut
imagine my amazement when, from an
person ap-
adjoining room, th
pea red who had
ii or
"Be sworn. Mi Mci.r.t-." -.i: i 7
I could -tl on my-'-:
my liberty to iie sworn away oy ti
wretches of whom I was the victim
tion of a Mr. Mc-
wlucii there was a pause. "What
^V'W'in Ltrui.|!fit Bob McLure,v Lure?'
1 a Viw. ...1 :,.i" ... -I'l.
"Yes. hei' it.
The r»ll of hi
duced.every on
ready for the note. Tell
have called
b,lt for
as a 8ur
pn^. How I had mi«-
I would have
P()'0f.'y, had I know n how to
d'ullv f,
the money in
and new, which I
'nside iiocket,
a nt)te on tho tahlc
rOWil,|?late a,Kl 1 ha1
i would reach home at
Hr li
^tell came to the gate to
see me
e v i
man is one .«{ the viliians who
did the deed'' I cvclaimod.
"Silenf e
1" shouted the tip-vi.1.
The witness, with ncrfei-t cwu.iies.
weii us accuracy, narrated every lax as
i* occurred. I was nstonnilcd. to see u
man thus criminate himself. Hut a few
more questions served to eh ar tie- .•
h-r up.
a detective.
know one Sharper
a:rested him histn
hi- iiv prof-
••Do v
-1 do.
^'arningly from Mr-
i ^lio iinniediately I'omiucted his
to a
par: nt' ouse out of liear-
A r.i
i! an hour Mr. Mu-
i ft.Ci
^ThenSt was thst Mr. Musteli
friend cntered^^
O N K I V A N O N Y A K O A \TV\l\)\\\ A Y
A l'h-a,
my place: wa without u »\tapoji. I
had taken no prca-tiim?. for mv vlclejise
iOr I i.rto not expeeted to he the hearer
i "1 my present charge. Hen: I wa :i.
s'.r* u ded spot, it tin mercy d' two ....
~A i
tor. ot th« l»nkr uitMoMapue.
inn oe asioc. w:nist walking
nea, die ma., in M. James Park, as was ^hat'l have doiit ni respect
tiie luslnon oi the nobles and lops oi his if }VM\ known how
ume, his grace uuserved a midU( -aged ,•
gentleman in a half-military gaib. do-fid-
When the day lived to- ti o dinner had
i arrived, the ofiicer apjteared at Montague
Ilou-c, where the duke received him
with every sign ol courtesy, ami even re
spect: and when he expressed his.surprise
at being o honored, the duke took him
quietly aside and told him. with an air of
great gravity and secrecy, that he had a
particular leason l'oi his conduct. "To
tell you the plain truth,'' said his grac-,
"there is my house a lady who has
often seen you, and lias become to much
interested in you and your fortunes that
she very much wishes for a persona! in
terview with you, and i am anxious for
reasons of my own, to fall in with her
wishes, I'poti my soul, she is a most
worthy and excellent lady, and 1 think,
mercies of a strange woman—a married
'man, too, as he was, uith children to
boot. ILL his perplexity and di.-trcs,
there!" re, ne began to mutter his fears
that "really there must be some mistake,''
and added, "Some one or other lias been
trying to impose oi: your grace, or else
on me. I he tact that 1 have a wife
down in i orkshire, and she is the oniy
person for whom 1 c.re, or ever did care,
ami know of no iudv
has at.
"Nev-.'i su-i u ].ied tlic good-natui
o iuke: "u harm sh:'.ll happen to you
or' y jvi-1 iobow me into the next apart
ment', my good friend." And with these
words lie led his gue=t into a Mimptucus
diniiv'-roon into which he had no soon
er entered than he -aw his wife ami his
three rosv, cuntriaed children, for whom
the duke*had M-iit down into, Yoiksinre,
and whom he had brought up to the great
metropolis to meet him. At first ne Iciv
not only perplexed, but alarmed, for were
tnev liis v,-i!e ar.d clnidren, or only their
gho.-ts and wraiths.' A ch»?er inspection,
howevev. soon icassiired him that the ob
tects ol' ill- love .nd allction were pres-
surpi is but
Here was another
Lure was ......
Musteli belonged to t.ie sauic ban'..
ker did. McLure wound himse i inti
til iatter's confidence, ami through him
secured an introduction to Musteli the
.lay 1 called to collect the note-at whu
time the scheme was laid to pay the st
bills to me, and rob me of them dt.
wards to prevent the ilisroycry -an n
terprise in which the detective, for rca
bons of his own, consented to bear .. i
iK'foie him in the lk-sh and before
-1 third course of the dinner was over
:d men
an is
^yUb"i^',r i^' Ptudy
edly the a\cr.s(.M*-ir wear, but exceedingly
'.eat and precise witlikl in t!ie c:::t :7nd I -i- i.
arrangement of his dress. And it so
The otth'1 is invited and presse
Mo-! stay the nigh: at Montague 'House
i of returning to his dingy and
o i n»o i b! 1
od i n
ready with an explanation. fudgings. and to spend a day
deo'irture. the duke called the poor
ofreer into his study, and presented him
with a legal document which secured to
him a comfortable annuity for life, re
marking at the same time that he need
ready led no hesitation in accepting it.
-You must know,'' added his grace, with
unr'V -I am trying, though rather late
A Vl
necessity on half pav,
by ri'ason of the conclusion of peace. He
learned, turiher, th:»t the jioor ollicer had
a wife and family down in Yorkshire
then nearly a week distant from the m
tropo'is— o whom lie s^nt regularly ha!:'
pi»y, wh:it he suppo^te-.i himself in
I poor lodgings near Cha.-ing Cross upon
the re^t. living on from day day in the
hope that he might somehow or other
obtain an olhce under the Government, or
trom the Horse f-b.tanls, whic'.
happened that tsvo or three days runn in a i A\'alkii si"»w!y along the
he noticed the poor gentleman walking of Centra! V !k .:r. this c:t v.
at the same hour of the day, in the same almost
place, with a grave and solemn step, and couple.
'V:dci ::y I'.id oj t.are. liecommg They
ted in the ywitiemun'sappearan^c, i sweet
caused inquiries to be ,de
•'inic ht
'He- was
o e
to. -liUl-
i intuit
i the dak
about him. and with dfiiculty,
one ol his gentlemen, found out
iiort'.on of hb privat-? hi
gentiem..: irom on=
.c ctliern counties, who
i life .... i rc in order
i'''!H and had j.i rve'l wi'.
distiia u-.'i:, i i i. '.'Vf-nts with credit,
in more than 'lie foreign countrv, but
wat no v pla°ed
I id
a little to lii^ income.
The duke, having assured i.im.!: at
the veteran, was worthy of relief, deter
mined to make him happv quite in a
way of his own so he sent his servant
with a polite invitation lor him to come
and dine with his grace at Montague
llou.-e ^Vliitejlab. Ti:e untortunate
o!5 cer stared in ama/.ement, as well he
might, at t!rst thinking it was a joke, un
til he saw the ducal crest on the top of
the sea! of the note, lie soon, how ever,
sufficiently recovered Ids self-possession
to reply that he thanked the
his kindness, and would obey
ircumstances mon? at the day and hour named by him
ithout iuves- jot the less, however, w^s he io-d
I wonder how the duke had found him out, For a year
and still more why he had chosen' thus heaven, God
i hono 1d,u.
:ie Ie.,
between vou and me, that she looks upon thirteen years passed, and in charitable
you with no slight regard/1 actions the .onely widow7 hushed lier
The poor oiheer on this began to feel a heart s yearning and at last became re
little alarmed: for he did not like the signed to "bide the little time that sep
idea of being handed over to the tender arated her ironx those gone before,"' as
other widowed mothers
ise.sidi! her who
Keen :nterest in
1. !»•.
in life perhaps, to do the best that I
my monev, of winch I 3mv
kl30w what lo do with
sure v,,w
that I should not i...
or wle.
avc founil more pleas"
trom mv ouflav.
IW-ame ll Komaii
mother and soi
and. past tj.it nv
.r :u silver white
iiid cnergv
young, spirit
every feature. inking contrast to the
abundant, snow-wiiite iiair tl, r. a-,
over ins i.row. -ike crested wili'C.v.
an actr. e sea.
An ordinary. ..i iver :eadily
at the speci devoti"i: xistinj:
tweeii tlue two is iilmost paramount
worship. Tiiey idolize each other, as
oved eafh otner
motlicr and son nwc
be!"- -die feels that she has recovered
he: v child, by a Jod given instinct.
lamentable than r.^n-
IV rht
The Aithei,
or, threw ail oj
wii' tee one
iiave joined
f, the lew remaining soldiers
me neither appeared among
ture i. missing, or dead. I»ut
sands of others passed into oblivion thus
in the teariui slaughter, and left only a
name in the hearts ol the mourning :ew.
The willow applied to the government
for news the hospitals and prisons were
searched, the death records scanned with
the eager, tearless eyes that searched
also every face in tattered uniform. Every
I cripple II
i blessing her boy's sake, that it might
rebound upon him living or dead. Thus
:n sit
were a few
in the garde
sr.t leaning
iady to his si
fac" beneath
in-taut .-.he la
!.::11, those longing arms
about his neck.
"Dear God, timu didst spare my
her friends he .rd her cry. And th
agony of hear: burst its dried fountain
and the shot k u cannon's thunder that
had stilled the ooy's intellect was also
broken, perhaps by that fervent prayer,
and his recognizing eyes awakened to
sense again in his mother's arms.
Noliler Tluin a
i.r two with his wife and children there er, who had never been in a theatre n.
before going home. He lid so, and ex
pre.-sed^his deep si nse ol gratitude for
the'hospitality so kindly and so unex
pectedly shown to him.
lew mornincs afterward, when he
was packing up his traps preparatory to
ie ciian
w'ii.OiieMSo-u.tu s
lis wealth into
riel that flowed from .Southern hands ami
hearts to sustain their acts and princi
ples, and when his iife blood also ebbed
with the crimson tide of thousands, the
mother clasped her si\teen-yeai-o bov
te he: heart and whispered, "I fetid have
you and remember, my boy. and be
guided through life by therecol!- t.'-n
you are the son of a hero."
The. proud boy lifted his head ami re
plied. "Mother, the son of a hero, and of
such a noble mother, is nolongeruchild:
lie shall prove to ids country tl nature
of his blood."
That night t:.e o v was not to
join their solitary devotions, but
hand she held a slip of paper,
agoni/ed prayer tormed only fo.
iuke i'or "Cod -pare my boy!'
lis sum- Fired \\ith ooyish ambition
gone to shoulder a musket to fL
n it' need be, to die also, like a her
in ::er
and her
lat one cry went up
pare my.boy." Then
desolating war ended—\
back no more. Xo one
The regiment his father headed before
•re do ng. jumped and skipped about the room,
One day i'le joined a party of friends laughing idiotically, every gleam of m
State insane asylum. There teliigence fading from their faces.
Mie peered into tne
:he silvery hair. The next
her knee- .fore1
ghtlv -ped
The boy had been captured among -he
dead and dying on the battie field, no*
hurt but razed with the -icarful scene.
Ilis name and purpose was a blank to
him. am! the government had placed,, him
in an asylum. That is the historv
those two white-haired people it:
i' .. J7 Mercury.
incident o.
the leading
»ne night
I reuiember a whimsical
curring in a theatre where
member of tlie company was
for his magnitifer.t physique
he was enacting Yirginius, and his moth
her life before, happened on this inva
sion to in one ol the boxes. Fresh
from her native Yorkshire village, it will
be readiiy imagined that she was .s«me
what bewildered with the novelty of the
scene. When her son appeared, she was
amazed at the grandeur of his presence
in fleshings, sandals and toga. His ap-j
pearance caused a great deal of enlhnsi- share of the valuable tusks of ivory was
astie applause. When it had subsided considerable.
the proud mother, unable to restrain her
self, and to the astonishment of ail IT'S an easy thing,
we are informed
around her, said "I'm "So glad you like bv J. Joshua Jenkins, to bear the
him. He's my son." Whereupon the aehe in the jaw of your neighbor.
rn an. He would liavt
•lieeman."— 77/
u e
o i
mother '.»»iean e ti:',: center of attra
and one admirer cxclaiined,
dame, you may well b,1 proud of
son, for he looks as god-like as a
man." "Ah," sighed the poor obi lady
in reply, "I don't want him to be Ko-
ked sp!(
Ant'C'iUitis Ulu-ira'in^ Sir IlmnjjJii'cy
Davy's Daring.
I siime nuua! and physical courage
u. :i Davy displayed in his youth, by
de.iberately taking out his pocket-knife,
and excising a part ot his leg which had
iecn 'oitten by a mat! dog, and cauteri
ing the wound with his, own hands, was
exhibited in his chemical investigations.
His discovery that nitrous gas, the vapor
••t' aqualortis, is not injurious to the
health, resulted from experiments OR his
feiwn life. He obtained the gas in a -tate
of purity, and though very well aware of
the danger he ran if the received theory
I its deadly powers were true, wdiit
detuoK'd, he resolved to inhale it
pure form. f!rad :«diy increasing
ii ho
ii its
dose, he ultimately succeeded in breath
ing four quarts ol the gas from and into
a sak bug. He experienced a giddiness
accompanied with loss of sensation and
voli-tien, a state analogous to intoxica
tion, "attended," as he says,
by a highly
pleasurable thrilling the chest, and
limbs. The objects .around became daz
zling and my hearing more acute. To
ward the last inspiration the sense of
muscular power became greater, and ft
.ast an irresistible piopcnsity to action
was indulged in. My gesticulations
were various and violent. In ten min
utes I hud recovered my natural state of
And what arc we to say of the daring
of the following experiment, at which ho
was again operator and subject? He was
curious to know what clicet drink would
have on a person under the influence of
this gas. He drank a bottle of wine
about eight minutes. "I perceived,"1 says
he, "a sense of fullness the head and
throbbing of the arteries. I lost the
power of speech and was unable to stand
steady. In an hour I sank into a state
of insensibility, which I remained for
two hours and a hall. 1 was awakened
i.er lioy came hy severe headache and nausea, and my
had seen him. •'hn.lily mental debility were e.xces
In this state I bre-ithrr
sire, ve ouarts
he imagined her son ol" gas lora minute and a naif, but it
He had not been must have been impure, fer it had no
eftect." He then respired twelve quarts
of oxygen for nearly four minute?,
without any material change in his sen
sations. The severe headache continuing1
he respired seven quarts of pure nitrous
oxide lor two and a half minutes. After
the third.respiration the headache van
ished. Brilliant ideas passed through
his mind. He jumped and danced across
the loom, but languor and depression
succcf ded, which gradually wore of? fo
ray received her ward evening.
In his treatise "Concerning Nitrous
Oxide," he records its amusing eflect on
several of Ins friends. One of them danced
about like a spinning top, and got so
pugnacious that he struck at whoever
happened to be near him. Its influence
on such chneen souls as Coleridge and
Southey was by no means brilliant. They
and skipped about the
The experiment upon himself, by which
Davy proved that hvdrocarbonate acts as
harmless"' patients sitting
i. One wiiitcdmircd man.
against a tree alone. a sedative, was fearfully daring. It
whatever science or i no foolhardy bravado that was the
may call it, led the tive power with him, but the love of
ii1. She peered info the I entitle investigation. He savs he
anxious to compare effects with those
nitrous oxide. Emboldened by
first experiment, from which
felt no excessively painful results,
introduced lo:
marts ot gas into a
long i silk bag. After a forced exhaustion of
the 1
tings, and the nose being accurately
closed, he made three breathings of the
hvdrocarbonate. The lir-t produced a
feeling of numbness: the second tooic
away the po.\ er of vision and enfeebled
the other -enses: the third sent lnm away
in a swoon and just left him power to
throw away the tube from ids lips. After
a short interval ho recovered a little, and
was able to whisper, "I don't think I
shall die." i'la^Mig 17-. finger on his
wrist, he found Ids pui.sv beating with
excessive .uickness. In about a minute
he was abic to walk, but lor an hour was
weak and giddv. and conscious of a pain
.ue or/hi* -t.
1 Great illej.lumt Hunt.
A missionary living among tho Dutcl
r.ocrs oi Natal says that a hunting
party came upon a large herd of clo
uts, and, as they lired at the leader.
the entire herd fled. They were in
vaL'ev, and, in. trying to escape, they
ran around in a circle .'50(1 yards in di
ameter, and were shot down. After
w:dle a new leader broke out of the
beaten track, and led off tho remainder
of the herd in safety. Ninety elephants
lay dead in the valley, and each man's

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