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mu ..in ii.jMj iml)a, WHWlgBTSSn r?"T" s SEEISEIS ' f SOL. MILLER, PUBLISHER AND PROPRIETOR. DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF DONIPHAN COUNTY. Our Motto: "Talk for Home, Fight for Home, Patronize Home." SUBSCRIPTION, $2.00 PER- YEAR, IN ADVANCE. hr 3fmmummmn9fnnmmSSu'nmt r I it i-sr I it i ro M rr r It'-", m i ! VOLUME XXVI NUMBER 34. Stboice fttir. THE BOBIN. bt tvwa nam. nird'WiatrtrilcniiitbpooUBDdth dike-. Tb Ire jrrow thick aod Ute boaj.bs bend low, Lada with ponderous loads of wi Tao keen the &14 for the ravenous hrikf, As4 tie cock bu not spirit to crew. Winter weiths down cm country and town. And fringe the Lolly, rolnut and craen. With tanfiWa and wreath of y eatrnilsfat. And spanjrlca of CarirtmM 4n ; And the feathery btrrb Is Kbottlv crown With cemnesU aU of pnre-t whHj Bat on a twij. perched foil in tb libt One paUb of red U seen. At nr neffibtor'a window, two ronnd-oytd girl. With plnnp-fed cbek and dimpled chin. Flatten their noses and abalts their rurU Soaj in their own warm nest. To ep T the glean of a aoldier-on-akt. That bean a heart, tboneh small, within. At gallant and bold a the beat TTorms are locked op by the atiay frost. And berriea are few, and jrrub are dear. And th creed j sparrows, a nnmeroas host. Swoop down in a clond, and awrep tb coast, WbenTer crumb appear ; Hot atraifht from hi tree Roblo roakea a dart, AM twelaskeraen takvKvMn'a part, Aa be fight for hi morsel of cheer : And anon'trQla load and clear, A plnckier aonjr than all the rest, For be carriea about in hi soldier-bretst A heart that knew no fear. Thia stout. amaU bird misht aorely have heard, In a dim, dark way, tbe srackra word Of Him wbo feed the fowls when they ery lUven, robin, and linnet ; For, day by day, hi little, quick eye Send wistful mewufre up to the sky. And down to bis friend of earth ; The field lie bare, bat pit of dearth. Providence leave oo the windiw-aUl Some well-watched acrap tor IIobuT bill; So be cobble them up with a bonery zeaL And tbaakfiilnMM nil hi oldier brat. And the brave little heart withlo it. Stern Winter lighten her iron hold On all thins firing ami all thin; dead ; Silence prevail , tbe rntbb-M cold Joy from the world seems fled. Round eye peep out through tbe crusted pane. With ahiteriDj donbt and budin fears; Wondering Robin route not again. To pine hi merry "Goml-nwrnins triD, And dry their rising tears. Alas their fear had told them true ; On the smooth laid drift, without a stain. One loneaom patch arrtwts tbe view A bundle of feathers and two little leg, btiff and upright aa wooden pegs, With slmdr, tDotionlr toe tirrdf And a heavenward pointed bill ; like a tiny "warrior taking hi rest," There lie on the enow a owldier breast. But tbe brave little heart 1 stilL jStlctt JfolD. THE OLD HOUSE. Jly Adveultireln Clerrnnny. Travelling in a diligence from Got tinmen to Leipzig, my attention was arrested by the sin gular, ancient appearance of a four-story d well ing standing quite a distance from tho street, and seeming to be uninhabited. I was on a tonr of adventure, and attended only by ray lit tle maid Liza. Giving a signal for tbe driver to halt, I motioned Liza to follow me after I alighted. Ever prompt to obey my orders, she was in a moment beside me, and the old dili gence vrent rattling on its way to Leipzig. "Liza," said I, "wo will go ami explore the contents of yonder old house, and then have ample time to reach Leipzig before dark by the next coach. "True." replied Liza: "but. Miss Olivia, sun- iwsing the bonse is haunted, or it may be inhab ited by vicious people, and "That'll do, Liza; no more objections. lam bound to go." And on we went until we reached tbe enor mous old building, and after some difficulty, fonnd an entrance. The first room, we entered wad of capacious dimensions, with huge bay windows and a chimney-piece of grotesque and costly workmanship, which, like all other por tions of the bonse, bore marks of decay. The .ceilings were also superbly carved, and mast once nave been elegant." From this room, we wended onr way through the long balls, up tbe broad stairways, aud through divers rooms of va rious sizes. Some of tbe rooms were furnished with qnaint, antique furniture, while others were entirely devoid of furniture or ornament. We lingered somo time in a room ou the third lloor overlooking the front jHirtico, the walU of which were decorated with several portraits, also two or thren faded and worn oil paintings of Swiss scenery. Why the old family jtortraits should be Buffered to bang there to decav, was a source of wonder to Liza and me. We had now surveyed the whole, as we thought, and Thereabout to start to meet theafteruoen stage for Leipzig, when we were startled by hearing the key turn in tho lock of the door. I imme diately sprang to the door and tried to open it, but to no purpose we were held fast. Liza was terrified, and begged piteonsly to be releas ed from onr prison; but no one answered, al though we heard footsteps and a demoniacal laugh in the adjoining rooms. Iopenedawiu dow and was half a mind to jump to the ground, but I knew if I did it would be instant death to me, so I sat down on an old sofa, and beckoned Liza to do likewise, really turning comforter to the poor frightened girl. "We ran do nothing for onrseltes, Liza," I said; "but I think whoever fastened us in this room will release us; so keen up roar spirits. dear girl; we shall sec Leipzig before to-morrow night. In this soothing way I continued to talk to Liza until I was inclined to believe what I was saying myself, and I really laughed as I thought of onr odd position. As niibtcamo ou, however, I grew hnugrv and impatient, and hi nee rely wished I bad nev er seen the inside of the huge old edifice, that then imprisoned me. It wan nearly morning be fore either fa closed our eyes m sleep. Even if our minds had been fn- from anxiety, we could not have slept from the unearthly noises without. Such groaning and screaming I had never heard nor imagiued Wfore. "Truly, Liza, you were right when you stig-. fested that this house might le hatinted,n I aad; "I will never say again I do not believe tbe weird old tales I have read f places like this." Liza did not answer; she had faulted; her hands were icy cold, and I feared she was dead from fright. "In such a horrible place as this," thought I, and alone with the dead! O, what agony pierced my soul, a I sat chal.ng Liza's cold bands, imploring her to speak to me once more. The night was dark, there was no moon, and the few stars that wereViib1 lent a faint light just sufficient to expose the deathly conute nanceof my poor maid. She must have remain ed in this condition nearly an hour; then at the booming of a cannon in the region of the court yard, hue made a slight hysterical mote. In the course of half an hour more, Liza had recov ered her henset, and nesat mournfully condol ing our condition until at last we both fell asleep. When we awoke, the sun was up, and all around us was as silent as a church-yard no sound save tbe plaintive song of a bird that perched itlf on the portico, as if to look down upon onr misery, was heard. I arose aud went to the door, tring with all my might to open it, bnt it would not yield. Liza," I said, "e most uot, wr cannot re main here; now, before we lieenme famished and weak, let us make a desperate effort to re gain oar freedom; eveu if it eosti onr lives, let us do it." Liza &tarW. I am readv to do auvthing j on bid me," said the faithfui girl. i sioou inieep thought a moment; then I bade Liza strip the large hay shaw 1 she wore. ' Lraska, Hosewater!" said the Senator T "I snp tn pieces, and I did the same with mine, and af- j j.se your millenimn is corner "Business and ter braiding the strips, we found we had made all that sort of thing is all ri-kt but, ahem! two B.roiis;rat.rfti.r ouRiriont length to rr.icli from tbe win.I.i.v to the grimm. ; then fastenetl theemU Mcitirly to some hul.s that projected from the untrr wall, I net adrift, a Uia liad nut the conra-'e to Urt firt. la le.i ibn minute I reached the rronud; I then beckoned her to follow, which sho immediately did. It was some moments heforo we reaihed'tho street, tired and exhausted, to await the diligence to convey ns U Leipzig. Our hands were sore and nearly raw from descending the rope, but we did not complain, x rejoiced were we to have escaped at all. After we had reached Leipzig and breakfast ed, we set ourselves diligentlv to work to find, if possible. omeclewto the's-trange proceed ings at the house wc had bo unhappily visited. AVe were referred to an old woman who lived in a remote part of the town, who, we were told, was farailiarwith the history of the family who had occupied it, alo of their ancestors in a long line down. Procuring a cab, Lira and I were won on our way to tho residence of the strange woman, wlmv name was Xancy Schranberger. As we entered her humble domicile she welcom ed urn kindly in her native tongue, and as I was familiar with the language, our conversation panted smoothly, and sue related the following story of the old houe aud its former inmates: Thirty year ago, Mid tbe old laJr, after drawing her chair rlise betide we, and sitting down with her eyes bent u the floor. "I was a servant at the Cotscbed Honse, a it was called, occnpyingthe pcMitloti oflady's maid to Meta, tho wifef Ilodtncr GoUchcd, tho owner of the estate. Iloduier defended from an illustrious family, ami was a man great in stature aud in mind. He m educated at Ivau university. and wa a M-linlar of some renown. His wife Meta was ordinary iueery ns of the won! and at the time of her marriage with Itodtner' there ai the greatest opposition on the part of tbeCoUchrd family; but throngh Rome artful measures of the cralty Meta C Mrcured the hand, if not the heart, of Ilodmer. livreutranrv to Gotsched mansion, witnessed the departure of the only brother and sister of Bodmer, never to return. Some asserted that they went to In dia, but to this day it is dot fully known. Bod mer generously ahared the enormous property with them, and sorely regretted their decision to leave him. "The parents of Bodmer were dead; thus be and his wife with their suite of servants were the sole occupants of the large, splendid honse. I was a confidant as well aa a servant of Meta, hence I knew a deal about some of, her mean, petty acts, many of which I do not even now feel at lilerty to disclose. I will pass them all except the one great circumstance that brought mm and desolation nnon the great house and fame of Gotsched. Bodmer and Meta were nev er blessed with any children of their own, so Bodmer adopted Johanna Brntinger, a cousin of his. Johanna was a bright, active child, and a great lavonte ox uoumers; imuieta UateU tier, she was no jealous of the attention Bodmer showed her. and from the first, treated her al most brutally. "One morning Johanna was found dead in her bed; Meta Gotsched was accused of poison ing her, still it was never proved against her. Soon after this event, Bodmer died, leaving his vascstatoto his wife. Meta shortly after left Gotsched honse for parts unknown, although some maintain that she still dwells in some ob scure Ttirt of the old mm or. u the- am raa!n c'fberarre eV tier ghort has been MirtVonMbiH 1-ivuiiK.o. null IUCIDIIO IUUM HUU IU1UK 1UC iouso is haunted, or that a set of counterfeiter and gamblers occupy a portion of it. There are all kinds of rumors afloat, as the proceedings at the old hoDsn have been of tbe most suspicious character. Xo one takes the pains to investi gate the aflair, therefore matters are allowed to take their course; the land Is going to waste. and the house to decay. AH this ruin is brought about by the misdoing of one woman." I listened to the recital of this story with breathless attention, and when the eld lady had finished, I recompensed her for her time and trouble, ami in company with Liza, return ed to the hotel, feeling grateful for the miracu lous ecaje of the previous night. WIVES BY THE CARGO. Populating eir Orleans In 1749 Shipping ;irls to ibe IMoaecrs. One volume of "Le Voyageur Francois, pub lished in Paris in lr?72. Mays tho New Orleans 'imynire, contains a number of letters from a Parisian traveller in America to a ladv in Paris. He writes under date of August Sri. 1749, that lie met at Port .St. Louis, in Mobile 51. de BeIle ib. Chevalier of St. Louis, who was then Ma jor General of the marine troops of Louisiana. The Central telU him a strange story of adven ture. In lTW, the General came from Frauce, with other officers, destined for service in the colony. They were carried by contrary winds into the Bay of St. Bernard, in the Gulf of Mex ico, lie went hunting, with four comrades, and the ship sailed away and left them. The abandoned afilcers fonnd nothing to eat except insects and disagreeable herbs. Belle-Isle's comrades were fairly starved to death. He was only saved by catching and eating a wood rat, which he says was as large as a sucking pig. Helied upon this food longcnough to reach the savage and barbarous nation of Atakapas, nuDwiiaaio inuicai.es mai tney were man-eai-ers. They did not eat him because he was so lean. An old widow of the nation became en amored of him, and he served as her slave for two years, when deputies from a neighboring tribe put him in commnnication with the French, and he wasresencd. The Parisian traveller writes to this ladv friend, an interesting account of the method adopted for populating the City of Xcw Orleans. Ladies of that city whoprido themselves upon especially ancient ancestry, may not be flatter ed by tho picture. He write : "After many fatigues, the recital of which. however, would contain nothing remarkable. I have at last arrived, madam, at the capital of Ltuuittiauiu "The founding of this town is, as rouinow, of very recent date. The India Company, build ing great hope on the future of this country, oc cupied itself with peopling it. It sent hither a fchin freighted with girls, who had been enroll ed by force, and without whom it was thought that it would be impossible to form a settlement on a solid basis. As soon as these girls were landed, they were all lodged in the came hoawr, with a sentinel at tho door. Permission was -feivec to- visifatfcem dnrinr the ilav rLtn se lect among them those whom thn visitors wish ed to marry; bnt as soon as night came on an entry was refused to all classes. Tim girls did not fail to be provided with husband. Rut this first cargo did not snffice for the number of applicants who presented themselves, ur the lait girl of the lot caused a very serious affray Itetwren several young men, who fought among themselves for her iKksses-don, although she had more the air of a grenadier than of a Helen. "A second cargo of the same sort of merchan dise arrived the next jear, but the haste to get married had so diminished that there was no hnrryin seeking them. Finally, a third cargo was landed, but this was more distingue. Thoso who composed it were called lojile de la cassette, because on their departure from France they had received, through the liberality of the company, a little chest of linen and clothes. Besides, they were in charge of nuns. Xor did they have to wait long for husbands. They had nottheless been brought over by force, with a single exception, who was known as a la demoiselle de bonne rolettct. "The num1er of these different importations was above K0 girls. Some established them selves in thecipital; others settled in tbe coun try of the Natchez, where more than twenty years previously it had been proposed to fouud the metropolis, under tho name of Rosalie, which was that of Mine. la Chanceliere de Pout- chart rain. "Xew Orleans, this ton ti so famous in the his tory of the regency, the first which one of the largest rhers in the world has seen built on its banks, the capital, in fine, of a country vaster, more extended than France, contains barely 200 houses, some of which are of brick and ethers of wood. It is sitnatedon the east bank of the Mississippi, and, according to the plan furnish ed by the engineer, tho streets should bo laid off rrgnlarly. So far, one sees only barabties scattered here and there, without much order in their arrangement. They are inhabited by Frenchmen, negroes, and a few Iudians, who al together do not number, as it appears to me, more than 1J0O individuals. "M. le Marquis de Vandreuil, who commands here, is to receive, it is said, twenty-four ad ditional companies of mariners. There is talk, also, of new importations of girls enrolled in France, who are to be brought here to mpulate these regions. Iudustrions soldiers who may desire to marry them will bo released from the service. The King will graut them a certain nnmlicrofarpcntsof land to cultivate, will sup ply them with provisions and other necmsaiies of lifo for three years, and will provide them with imwdrr, Hliot, cattle, guns aud implements of labor. I will sav, en passant, that the table of this Governor (Vandreuil) is a grrat resource for those newly arrive., and thnshe iloesthe honors of host with as much generosity as dig nity. The Bet Setutor Jones Won. Early in Hayes administration, Eosewater, of tbe Omaha Ike, unearthed a rotten ring at Oma ha, that wasrobbing the government by a series of land swindles. After baring secured sufil ciet evidence to convince the administration of the thefts, and convict tbe thieves, Eosewater visited Haves at Washington, and laid the nut. I ter before him. The President promised that iuc nug suonui oe lmmetiiaieiy cieaneu out. Eosewater told Senator Jones the whole story, congratulating himself at tbe same time that bis efforts wonld result iu the speedy apprehen sion of the swindlers. Nothing more was thonght about the trouble by the Senator nntll, t wo s ears later, he met Eosewater in Washing ton again. "Well, how is evervthinir in Ne- well Here, haea cigar," said the Sena tor, "and tell me all aluml it. HoHmvater lightetl the cigar slowly, ami theu rayntcrionsly iuvitetl the Senator iutoaquiet cornrr. 'l)o yon rememlkor that laud awindlingt-rhetne at Omaha, that I went to fee Haves about two years ago !" he commenced. 'Yea, replied the Senator, kuowing exactly what was coming. "And yon know he promised to clean thoe fel lowsontr "Yes." "Well, he has never don it. "Nothing strange about that; tell me about the interview you had with him at the time." The interview was all right just as straight as it could be. When I commenced to enter into the details of the steals he went to a pigeon-hole in his desk, took out a scratch tab, and then telling me to proceed, wrote down questions, answers names and everything. I was confident that he meant business. Now, I am going to him again, and ascertain why he has not kept his promise." Suiting his action to bin words Koaewater braced np to fcUrt for the White Hoa "Xow. ce here, said the Senator, quietly; "that's a pretty good cigar I gave you, isn't it f It cost me 2 shUHns; a box of them is worth $J5. I will bet von a box, and leave the bet to your decision, that if yon don't say anything about your former interview, Hayes will take a scratch-book from the same pigeon-hole, write the same notes over again, and never remember that you ever before made complaint to him. Tbis is taking the chances on the pigeon-hole, hut I will make the bet." Kosewater agreed. Two hours later, he enter ed the .Senator's room with a box of cigars un der his arm. "Well r said the Senator. "Yon won." Denver Tribute. IUrnsT clergymen have succeeded in liriug in the State of Tennessee on an annual salary of SoO, bnt slippery elm and sassafras hare become so scarce that the good men mnst have an in creaxe or go uuder. Free rress. GiMBETTA was the Benjamin K. Butler of Frauce. A KOTHEB'S LOVE. BT LOUE X. Bit. Some day. When others brut your thb-k brown hair. And drape roar form in silk and lace ; when others call j ou "dear" and -fair." And bold your bands, and kisa lonr fat YoaH not forget that far above All other is a mother love. Some day, Tfctong atrangera in fr dUtast land. In yoar new home tevond the wa, when at yonr lip are baby band. And children playing at yoar knee Oh, then, a, at your side thev crow. How I hare loved you, joti w'Ql know. Someday, When you mnst feel tare's heavy Iom, Yon will mnemtM r other rears. When I, too, bent beneath the cro. And mix my memory with yonr teais. In aach dark hoars be not afraid i Within their shadow I hare prayed. Some dar. lowr daughter' loice, or smile, or eyes, llr fi. -lT1 ..!. I...1- -I "j ."-w xiuBuuurui; mauj a urn wiu paase in wtt arpri-w, f U eaJV- - - A f Tiutt i . r in. rn la that dear, nnforvitlra T.mri Which we at errnuig net( tv share. Some day, A flower, a song, a word, may !o A link between ns strong and sweet ; Ah. then, dear child, remember me! And let yonr heart to "mother beat. My tare is with yon everywhere Ton cannot get beyond inv prayer. Some day. At longest, it rannot be long. I shall with glad impatience wait. Amid tbe glory and'the song, Tr'oryon before the Golden tiate. After earth's parting aad earth's pain. Never to part- Xerer again I LOVEJOTS DEATH. The Fir.1 Armed Ilei.la.re to the Acsrr. i.R, f Hlarerr The TtUgrapk reiriMliicei iu this isMieatje ttmilevt an old eURravinjr, nraile in 1S57, rvpre eentin the battle in thia city lM-tween the pro. alavery moU and the defender of the pres of tue Alton viwerrtr, me anti-mavery paper edited hy Klij.ih 1. Lovejny. The conflict occurred Novemler7t 1337. The scene of the liattle was the Godfrey & Gilmail warehone, which Mood on the kite now occupied hy the National Mills. Of course, the majority of onr readers are famil iar with the history of the pro-slavery riots of that period, hut no think that tuiny of them are apt to lose sight of the fact that in this city, ou tho 7th of Xuvemlier, 1SI7, was inade the tint forcihle resistance to tho aggressions of the blare power iu America. When all the country was cringing and toneriug uuder the despotism of the slave power, here, in Altun, on the Cth of November, 1SI7, sixty men were armed and enrolled to resist its tyranny, aud when the crisis came, on the 7f h, those present did resist, with force aud arms, the attack of the demon of slavery. Hero was fought tho first battle for freedom and human rights is slatisriddeu America, and though the Snartau band was overpowered by nn m hers, the echo of their guns reverberated through tbe land, and awoke the spirit of resistance, which culmiua ted in the war for the Union. Here, in reality, was fought the first battle of the civil war and twenty-three years later, when the meu of the North were arming for the tinal conflict, Illinois sent no braver soldiers to the field than the sons of the grand old Abolitionists who stood in tbe rauks in this city, on the memora ble 7th of November, 1AI7. " Vc reproduce the scene of tbe battle, as pictured at the time in a rongh wood cut kuowing it uill be of interest not only to the old residents, hut to the genera tion that has since then come upon the Held of action. It has been the fashiou, for the last forty-fire years, to deride and execrate Alton, because Lovejoy was killed here by a pro-slavery mob. Dot there are two sides to tl.o mat ter. At tbe time of the riot, there was not a Clace iu the United States where I,ovejoy could ave published an anti-slavery paper without molestation. The entire land was permeated and governed by the maleiolent spirit of slav ery. Even in righteous Doston. William I.lovil Garrison was dragged tbxongh tho streets with a nijn iuuuui uis ifcc,. ami lounit no piaeo oi i ' T, r ii railed ; iety except nittirrniirwamnritirjaii. jioston uion trieu to Kill tarriKOu, but tue Alton nioo iriesi in Kill i.vt-jy, anil oe - V i i i .i i . , ; .. Judged by the moral quality of the action, the one was just as mnch murder as the other. In Alton, the sixty noble .men rallied around Love- iV ,W'U Ionn "', ,!"-'' .''. " !'f"" I him to the best of their ability, and at tho risk of their lives. In Boston, no ant.., ai ery men (if there were any.) dared to rally round and attempt to defend Garrison ; but .lie was rescued by the iIicr, and placed ... jail, as the only place of safety. Which city is worthy of the greater bonorf The one where men were found braye enough to face and defy the slave power. or the one where they mean y cringed before it I The men who armed tbemseUcs to defend Loir joy in Alton, were not defying simply a mob, but tbe sentiment of thn age and country, and that right on tbe borders of a slave State. Lovejoy wai driven from St. Louis and his office there destroyed by pro-slavery rioters, and a large portion of tho mob which killed him in Alton was made up of Mi.souri rufiiaux. Wo have said that theru were sixty uicu cjindltd to defend Lovejoy. This was the ca, atiil that nnmber assembled at tho building on the fatal night in question, ready for action, bnt there being no sign of disturbance, the firt of the evening, a false sciimi of security induced the leader to dUniLiH to their homes tho greaterpart of the number, leaving bnt twenty men to de fend tho press stored in tho building. The sto ry of the battln ii graphically told by Mr, Hen ry Tanner, of Hulfjlo, one of tho defenders who has written an nilmirable hintory of tbe riots. After narrating the history of Lorejoy career in Alton, aud the destruction of two ureses br mobs and tho action of a public meeting in de ciding to procure a third press h describes the lauding of this last prew, and the preparations to receive it, a follows: A company of about sixty volunteer bad en rolled themselves nnder the lawn an a military company, and tendered their services to tho Mayor, to keep tho peace of the city. This unmberof men bad met for drill that evening, at the store where tbe preis would he landed, and they were armed with good rifles all well loaded with ball. The Captain of tbe boat was ordered to land the Inixes containing the press aud if any attack was made on tbe boxes, to pull hi tmat out of ha nil's way, as foon as po-t-sible. The sixty men inside were divided into companies, ami stationed at MiinM overlooking the boxes. They had received orders that If any unauthorized prus should attempt to handle the boxes they were to shoot at the boxes, and if anjbmly was in the way, it would appear to he tbe fault of the intruder. Tbe prevs howev er, was successfully landed, no demonstrations of a mob ling made. The press was soon transferred from tbe boat to the fourth story of the warehouse belonging to G.-nIfrey Jc Gilmau, aud the military company was left to coutinno their drill until iiiornfng, or gti to sleep as best they could. This brings ns in detail to the morning of the 7th of November, 17. All was qniet in the city, the press was out of harm's way, in the keeping of responsible men, and no demonstra tion towards its being unpacked. As night ap proached, nearly all the men who had given their name to form that military company went to tbe building containing tbe pre-s, one lost of which was the drill mo.u, and were drilled there nutil !) o'clock. Then, as no one apprehended anr trouble, tho company was dis missed, and each was at Mint going quietly home, when Mr. Gilman, one of tbe proprietors of the store, asked if Aonie few of the uumler would not volunteer to remain through the night, as a precaution against anyone breaking into the store aud committing any depredation. Xiue teeu men silunteered to stay, and with Mr. Gilman, made twenty iu all, left in the store. Within a short time, appearance- seemed to in dicate that the mob vcas gathering, but no one thought of auy serious trouble, until two well kuown men came to the building, and aked to be admitted to see Mr. Gilman. Some one not posses-sed of much judgment for they were both knowu to favor tbe mob allowed them to tome in. They, of conrse, soou took in the small number left to guard the building and press and they then informed 3lr. Gilmau that unless the press was given np to the gentle men (!) outside, the buiUing would be burned over our heads and every man killed. Consnl tation was had inide, and they were promptly given to understand that the prevs and the store would bo defended. Sorueofns were for keeping these parties prisoners uutil morning, that they might share our fate, if need be. Karly in tbe night, after tbe main body had left, the twenty men remainiajvja tbe building bad elected Deacon Enoch Long to art as their Captain, and, as he had seen service in the war of 1612, we supposed him the most fit man for such a ease. About as soon as the mob could get their leport, we nndcrMood by the wild shouts among them, that onr numbers were satisfactory to that side, at least, and that we wonld have work to do. A council was called by the inside party, to takei measures for de fense, and some ad Used most vigorous defense, and as severe punishment to the mob. If we were attacked, as possible; bnt onr Captain overruled, saying our course would be a useless sacrifice of human life, and if the mob, who shot and stones had begun to come, should per sist in their attack, after being counseled of tl.e consequence, then ho would select some one man to tire into the tool, and no donbt they wonld instantly disperse. The building was of stone, over one hnmlred feet long at the side toward a vacant lot. The attacking party were covered by this stone wall. The cuds of the buildings on street and river "would show as two stores three stories on the street, and four at the river end. owing to the formation sf tho TROY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1883. land. In the loft of one of these stores were stored stone jogs and jars. Reuben Garry had stationed himself in this loft, while the writer was in the other. The mob were working In the street in front of both, bnt more particular ly under Gerry'a part, fur the door they were trying to foreo was more directly under blm. Gerry bad opened tbe door in his room over the heads of the mob, and was amusing himself by rolling the jogs and crocks out of the door down on their beads. The mob for a time tried throwing op stone?, bnt they did not go np with the same effect that tbe jugs came down, and one of their number was selected to cross the street and shoot whoever might be throw ing down the jugs. By the time the party had got to his appointed place, where he could com mand Gerry's door, my rifle was through the g'as forming the ton of my door, and resting ou the sash, perfectly covering the man on the street. Two men had come up to the room where I was, to get a good sight of the mob, and the street was full. They were asking me not to shoot, for we were getting the worst of the light already. Mv promise was readilr Hr. en not to shoot, nnless the man raised bis guu j irUlP,vunij, ii uc uiu, uecoum never per form the act. llct Grrrr knew of tl nrrN. tions to shoot him, and did not know of myipo- eitinn, to ho kept out of right, and saved 'ho iic oi bob who iiraffce!, tne next tur. that he wa the one whusbot Iirejor. perhaps aot;an hour later. I soon'beard Mr. Gerry going down stairs, and itnuicdiatelr went down mvsclf: and while we were discussing the situation, we heard the report of a gun close to ns from the inside, and the exclamation that a man on the outside was shot. Our Captain had pnt in force his sariug theory, and had selected one man to fire, and that shot bad killed a man bythenamo of Bishop, on tho outside. I heard one call and ask, "Who fired that gun H and answered, "1 did." I went to tho window and saw fonr men jiick up Bishop and carry him off. The shooting of this man seemed to hare flie effect contemplated by onr Captain, and the inob with drew. But the lull was short; they soon re lumed reinforced, and with savage yells, threatened to lire the bnilding, and shoot every "d d abolitionist." Even at this time no or ders were given for any concentrated lire on the mob: althongh mauv shots were fired, bnt wli b Iir rarer, i no Jiayor came into tbe building, and we asked him to take us outside to face tho mob, and order them to disjierc, or else in their hearing order ns to fire, and would pledge our lives to clean them out, but he prndently And cautiously, and for onr good,derlined, sav ing he had too high a regard for onr lives to do that, but at the same time be instilled onr riirlit of defebse. When he returned lo IheSuob from us, he could do nothing. About this time, the " " pii"acurn mo uuuuing wtin a long ladder; and ojierating on the side of the bouse next the vacatlt lot. where there was nirnivn. ing in the long wall, they had got the ladder to me roni, ami a man on tbe ladder wjtu material to set the roof on fire. When volunteers were called for to go out and shoot the man off the ladder, the men ou the loner floor Mr. Love joy, Amos II. Itoff, anil Koyal Welter stepped out of thedoairand towards tho river, and as they stepped clear of tho door, to get at the side of tbe building. Mr. Lovciov received five lint- lets in his body and limbs from behind a pilenf liimin-i m-iii ij, wiirre me men were coneeaieil, probably for Iho purpose. Mr. Itoff was also shot iu the leg: and Mr. Welter also was shot iu the leg, and had a bullet through bis hat that ju.t cleared his head. Mr. Lorejoy walked iu and up one story to tho office, saving as he went, "I am shot! I am shot! I am dead!" He was met at tho door of tho room hy all on that floor, and died without a strnggle, and without speaking again. The two that were wonnded then got back np stairs. Very soon, there ap peared on tho river side of the bnilding the same two men who were, in the bcgiunlng mittcd and let out of the building, aud ca og, ad- callinc luu aueuiiou oi wuoever was iu sigut, displayed a white handkerchief and called for Oilman, saying that the bnilding was on lire, hut that the boys would put it out, if ho wonld give np the press, and would not destroy anything else, nor hurt any one, if the building was surren dered. Mr. Gilmau then concluded that, inas much as there wxs great value iu the bnilding of goods, and also tho interest of many firms all over the Slate were jeopardized, and Mr. Godfrey, his partner, that to sare all these in. terests it was his judgment the buildings and iiress b.iil liekt In. aliiinlnt.i.jt t. llm n.t. nl. I ,.,, , .... ...... .... ......... ,.,,,, ... , 1UUU. Villi- I under tun circumstances, could say nothing, j and so it was resolved to nive it up" ' ''"" ' or""''reu' t97noti'3ri''r'1 Accordingly, our guns were secreted in ana ttiorl Iiorl neiiowsT - f ... different j ,,!, ,i ,n th ,,. ,,ft bnUl,in , a iMniy, except tovrjoy, ileatl, ICoujuid Weller. n;icd, S. J. Thompson, who remained until ,!ie Ulh entered, and Kev. T. II. Hnrlburt. who remained in charge of the Ilr; and ", t e men passed hy tha? vacant lot. it seemed as if a hundred bullets were shot at them from the n;oIl congregated at Iho other and higher d of the-lot. Tl.S escaped congregated in a hardware , on jcn.i s ct a7ilt7e removed from iho ) ,,. f action, and after awhile went to their 8P,Cral home,, and the work or destruction mu completed ou the press and the fortunes of the citv for all future time, I Tilc ,. of ,. .lefenders of the press in the bnilding at tbe time of the battle were: E. I .:t.i: . .1. . .; p ... ... ' 1-ovcjnv, (killed,) Amos H. RoiT, (wounded,) Koyal Welter, (wounded.) Ker. T. II. Hurlburt. Win. Harned, Henry Tanner, James Morse, Jr., John S. Xoble, Edward Ureal It, Geo. H. Wal- worm, J. v. noo.1, Ceo. H. Whitney, Kenbeu Gerry, WinthropS. Gilmau, Enoch Long, Geo. T. Itrown, Sam'l J. Thompson, H.D.Davis D. l Kandall, and D. It. Loom is. Xone of these are now known to lie living, except W. S. Gil man, oC Xcw York City; Henry Tanner, of Kuf falo, X. Y., and Her. T. H. Hurlburt, of Upper Alton. It in to !ki regretted that there is no muster roll in existence of the remainder of the sixty men who enrolled themselves to defend the press, ns they are entitled to almost eqnal honor with those who remained iu the building. Jltvn (III.) liallg Telegraph, ASH WEDNESDAY. The Fir I Dar f Lent, and Ike OreMsnlr Thai Will AIleBl'ii M Ike Calk tie Chare be. Leut 1-eginsnext Wednesday, and after all it bnt menus spring-tide, when the days begin to lengthen. Many a time does the Saxon Hepta teuch refer to the season as Lengten-tide. And that is Ash-Wednesday, of which tbe "lestirall," printed iu 1511, says: "Ye shall begyn your taste niton Ashc-Wedncsday. Thatdaye must ye come to holy ch ire lie, and take ashes of tho Preestet hamls, and thinkeon tho wordes well that he sayeth over your hetles, memento, koato, quia einh es, et is einerim rererteries, hate inynde, thou man, of ashes tbon art com en. aud to ashes thonshalt tonnie ngane. A proclamation is sued on February UU, 1M39, setting forth tlio cer emoniej and nagi-s that should lo retained in the Church of England, also says: "On Ashe Wednesday it shall be declared that those ashes Ik gyen, to put every Christian man in rrniem- tirauco oi jh' nance at the begyuningoi Lent, aud that he is but ertbe and ashes." At present, the rite is confined to the Roman Catholic Church. It is a relic of the ancient discipline which, in the beginning of Lent, sub jected public and scandalous sinnes to public aud canonical penance. The Ilishop having first heard their confession, clothed them with sack-cloth, laid ashes on their heads, and sprin kled them with holy water, recited aloud orer them the seven penitential Psalms, assisted therein br all the clercv. lvtng nrostrate on the ground. After the procession, in which they" ..iiiMi-i iMirtoiii in luti jrcuiiriiiiai tirrn' aoovo descril-ed, they were turned out of the church, not to Ins again admitted nntil Maundy Thurs day. The church doors were then shut, and tbe "mass of the faithful" began. That morning, 1-eforo mass, in every Catholic church will lie placed at the epistle, or right hand side of tha altar, a large vessel, filled with ashes made by tho burning of the palms burned on last Palm Sunday, old vestments ailt- other religious onjccis. Alter tue reciting or antnems, he will ray four prayers 1-eseeching God to send His holy angel from beaten to bless and sanc tify those ashes that whoever will be touched by them for the remission of their sins may re ceive health of body and defense of soul; that all may obtain pardon for all their sins and the recomH;iise promised to penitents; that they may be filled with compunction, and remain stable aud untouched forever; aud that they may so imitate the penance of tbeXinivites who did penance in sackcloth and ashes that they may obtain pardon of their sins. He next will sprinkle the ashes with holy water, say the nut hem, "Asperges sprinkle me with hyssop," fume them thrice with incense, make the sign of the cross with them on his forehead, and do the same by the faithful who crowd to the altar rails saying, as he signs over each one's fore head ; ''Memento, homo, quod pntris r, et in pul rerem rererteri Kemember, man, that dust thou art, and unto dust tbon shalt return." And If he is a man with a fine sense of humor, he will, when any one of h'tz flock comes forward with too worldly an appearance, give him or her an extra application of the penitential srra hoL ' MS 1 1 A LtUKxen Woman'. The most learned wo man in the world is MissBamnabal. a young lady of twenty, who is now in Paris. She is a native of India, and can read, write and talk in twelve languages having a wonderful gift In that way, besides Wing np in mathematics -trtnoniy, and history. She is studying medi cine, and will go to India to practice, where she sat thousands of her country women die every year because they will not consult male I hysicians. Yonny Ladtet Journal. TitEce was some years ago, a gentleman liv ing near Hillsboro, in this Connty, whose name, we learn, was comparable with that of Praise God Barebones. It was Younger Fnnger Out yonder Stand-farther Oxit. John Quixote Pilgo Hedgeth. Jasper Count Ar. Mb. Penieeton's work has inured to the ad vantage of the Republicans. Cin, Enquirer. OLB HUNDRED. BT ROBOT OF UXCOLS. M I don't know abovt old masters, I know vctj hule of chord,' Hat. my dear. I like good mnsir. And understand good words. And so. If yon want to please grandpa. Play something alow and old. Somehow, new-fangled moaie To me sounds bant and cold. There Isn't the aame ring to Jt There always used to be. Though X e'puse the music' better. And the fault I aU in me. X don't really wish to scold to-night. And declare the world grows worre; That new ideas are all a mistake. And all tbe new ways a corse. 4 Old men. I am afraid, vrry often Are apt to go on in that way j X don't know but the world U better Than tbe good old times, in my dsy t And rasvbe old men are chlMwb, And foolish. t one In a while ; And maybe tbe Lord likes better To be praised In tbe new-fangled style. Bat somehow I cant help thinking fn ' Jirtj, don't noond u aolrara iwm u-M hc ai'i in iuuk awi 1 - -.-, h. ;.... ! -" -'-r.ToBnujsbs'OurhiDiIraay : a use in. ir.j lost goes, TDoneh tbe way they sin; it nowadays iveu, lie CDdenUnds, 1 s'pnse. Tour crsmlma ttsM to slo it To me. fifty years szn. Te Bessie, Ins DU Ilanitml, As tbe did ft sad slow." Aad Eei. sane the old tim. hymn. And phmsl the mnsie dow. Till the whit, hesd in the cushioned chair Was drowsily nodding low ; And a well-known click or tbe cirdro est. llrinss a tdaih to tbe chnk m Mr; "Old llandrnl" Int to silence. And frsndps sleeps In his cbsir. i i THE PrEATES' COVE. TkeBrurl.r.Tlaraaders.flheI.ntre.lorr nMalshtKzpl.rali.. Or Ilnrled Trraanre A C.ri.ns m.rr f Haper.llll.a. Industry. From tho llostoo Herald. Daring the past few weeks the good people of Nelionset who hate had occasion to lie nut 1st., at night hare been sorely annoyed by the sight ofa figure flit'iug about the locality known as "Th Pirates' Core," at the bead of what iu old times was called liue Neck Hirer. This figure, map or spectre, or whatever else it may liar. urcu, na. loug aim gaunt, anil wore a sandv beard, which well nigh covered tho breast. At times it woro a "slovepijie,"iiuite funereal in its tmbepishnieots, and at times it carried a lantern, Those who have seen the man assuming the shape or figure to lie a tuau in the gloaming, claim that they hare fonud him digging with pick anil shovel. Althongh apparently aware of their presence, the man appeared not in. the least disturbed, but kept on with bis labors. These discoverers have not been bashful in re lating the story of what they have seen, and, as some of the gentlemen are known to be good citizens and of excellent habits as to the use of strong coffee and other drinkables, no little at tention has been paid to their stories. Kiually it dawned upon one of the oldest inhabitants that I'ine Neck Hiver or Creek was navigable np to the very cove where the midnight prowler with the pickaxo aud shovel had been seen. Sev enty years ago the creek was the rendezvous of quite a fleet of fishermen. Jt was also remem bered that tho vessels that frequented Djrches ter Bay often sent boats up the cMk for a sii ply of water from the spring that was known to exist in the cove, and which is there to day. Tradition says that the pirate kings who infest ed Massachusetts Bay iu colonial and revolu tionary times, aud for thirty years later, depend ed on the spnug, from which they drew largely. The notorious skippers, Bellamy, Jack l'liillips and Fly, the "terrors" of their day, were said to have been frequent visitors to the locality; and the oldest inhabitant before mentioned thought that it would not be snrnrisiii!; if thev had con cealed some of their plunder in tho ricinitv. lucse marnurrs all uird violent Heat lis, and it was barely possible, in the eves of some of the modern bat superstitious inhabitants, that one of the ancient worthies bad returned from tbe other side of the river, across which they were. SK.NT iV.mi A tilBUCT. to. laSk after their ill-gotten trains. If auv of ..TS -.-. " . . . - , - qemaaaTrunie, 1 1 "Wis xlyr wiioso spntt was I known to hare taken wings from Xixs Mate. irusiuu jiaruur, iu ir-. On reflection, the oldest inhabitant recalled a story told many years ago, whereiu it was said that a wealthy Erenchmau had been murdered by the crew ofa tcssel ou which he took pass age to this country, and that the murderers had carried the plunder np the Tine Xeck Creek and buried it iu the cove. The oldest inhabitant could not recall the name of the victim or the vessel, or the date upon which the murder oc curred, hut thought it was about the time of the French revolution, say 17D2, when the royalists fled in large numbers to this country. Xepou set, at that period, was the home of many sea captains, whoso voyages gave them an acquaint ance with many of tbe uobles and greatest fam ilies of France. Many of the latter, in their flight, had to dei-end on American ships for their escape, and it was not surprising that many of the fugitives located at Xepouset, where they found pleasure in their exile, aud proved a source of rrolit to their American tieichltors. Anroiros to th latter intimation, the oldest in habitant cited the case of a famous captain of me town, who, wuen me royalists were nying from Frauce, allowed his ship to be nscd for the storage of tbe wealth of those who were to take passage with him from Franco to America, but who after getting the gold onboard, set sail leaviug the would-be passengers behind. This Incident, was mentioned to show that there were many tough old fellows among tbe revolu tionary heroes and at tbe same time to prove that the punishment of transgreesors was as se vere as in these modem times. Tbe bold cap tain iu question landed his ill-gotten gams m Dorchester, but his greed prompted him to try me tricK over again, in wmcii operation lie was arrested and imprisoned in Fruuce, uuder the regime of the famous Bonaparte. A ransom was fixed for his release, but his wife thought the sum too exorbitant, inasmuch as her liege lord was not supposed to Ie worth as much as a younger man. The oldest inhabitant consnl ted his associates of boyhood dajs, and the whole subject of buried plunder in the pirates c&ve was discussed in all its bearings. All agreed that theru was sufficient foundation for the !e lief that wealth had been buried in Pirates Cove. It was further agreed by those who had seen the spectre digging that it was a real man, inasmuch as he resembled a man quite promi nent In town affairs, who redded in a yellow honse with pink shutters In the vicinity of the cove. This snspicion was strengthened by a ru mor that the individual in question had lately called at the village grocery, and had changed a w tranc goia piece, bearing me neat oi Louts XIX. The man did not seem to know tbe exact value of the coin in Amcricau legal tender. It was hinted further that many strange, callers had been seen at Ibe "Major's residence, and, as some of them In years past were identified with the Fenian raid on Canada, it was snppos. ed that the trustees OF THE IRISH SKIRMISH I.VG FIM had at last struck upon a treasure buried in the cove, uq innrstiay nigttt a waicu was siauou ed at the rove to see what the "Major" would do. During tho early hours of the morning a man, lantern in baud aud armed with pick and shot el, was discerned wandering about thn core. It was snowing quite hard, and the man finally seemed to hvsitate, and then as if scenting dan ger, suddedly extinguished his light aud disap peared. Some of tbe watchers proceeded to the spot and discovered bis footprints, which show, ed that the maker of them wore good-sixed !oots snch as the Major was known to possess. The imprints in the snow were measured, and, to make sure that thev were those of the Major, one of the most diplomatic of the party was in strncted to confer with the village cobbler. This artist expressed the opinion that noue other than the Major could have left such tracks, and, inasmuch as the latter had been "Hush of late, the cobbler was of the opinion that he bad struck a bonanza. The cobler went so far as to hint that certain gentlemen interested in the skirmishing fund had been prospecting about tbe cove, and had suddenly gone southward with considerable baggage. The writer, learning of the anxiety of these old settlers, paid a visit to the "Pirates Cove" yesterday. It Is an immense hollow, uuder an overhanging hill, and extending to a long strip of marsh or low land, which might once have been the bed of a river. An old inhabitant pointed on t the spots where the Major is sup posed to have been digging of late, but, as the snow bad covered them to the depth of several iuches, they presented the appearance simply of deep hollows. The cove opens into a corner lot, bounded on one side by Pierce avenue and on the other byKewhall street. A call was made on Mr. Lewis F. Pierce, a well-preserved gentleman of 73 years, the owner of 4he property, which has been handed dawn from father to son for seven generations. Robert Pierce, who came over in tbe Mary and John from England in 1G3, set tled in the hill overlooking tbe core a f-w years later, and bu'lt the old mansion, which Is now famons as one of the antiquities. Tbe old gen tleman, on beiogacquainted of the nature of the call, said that for many years people bad had an Idea that there was an immense amount of treas ure buried somewhere in the cove. His father, who died at the age of ft?, had bis attention call ed to it many time by strangers, and he remeuv uereu mat some tony yean ago a inau n an.ru Lampier, of Boston, called at bis house, and said that hti bad lone been TrOssesseil of iaform- , SHOO IO ine Clieci llllinruiuj . iruiuuiau, A.; . .1 A . .-t- U..4L. lWA..j.fini4.n 1 who was obliged to fly from ranee on an Amer ican vessel, had been mnnlered on the passage by several of the crew, who wanted the ini tnense treasure he was known to carry. When the ship reached the harbor tho murderers took a boat, and, proceeding op a creek. tLo A hole ix a CAvr, under a big hill. The innrderers were sospi cious of oce of their number, and, after digging the hsle, they butchered him, threw his body into the pit, and then buried the plunder with him. The plunder, Lampier said, consisted of gold ingots which were inclosed in an iron bound chest, several pots of gold coins and a box of silver bars. Lampier asserted that his daughter, who possessed the power of looking into the future, bad a revelation which satisfied him that tbe treasure in question laid some where In Mr. Pierce's coc. Mr. Pierce's father, who was then alive, was startled at Lampier's claim, and after considerable discussion, it was agreed that Lampier should be allowed to dig, npou the payment ef $3 for each hole excavated, and on condition that three-fifths of the plunder, if any were found, ahonld revert t the Pierce family. Lampier, with a number of his follow ers, were soon on hand with a horse and cart, picks aud shovels, ready to prosecute the search, which, however, according to his belief, could only go on at night, and then only ith the ad vent ur the new uioou. Diirinf-'lhn mi.Inir.tit diggings the spot where tho work was being done wa. surrounded by a rope, and a Bible was put up iu a tree near by. No one present was allowed to talk, as even a whisper would cause the gold to thift about or sink into the irronnd. Lamrdcr levidrutL Uiiluvtxl what, bo repre-. oiulv.,.iui ic tniuunueu iuu searcu, oi( ana ou,, for many years. At last he fell into the habit of leaving the hole unfilled, whereupon old Mr. Pierce put up the price from $3 to $5, but Lam pier paid It without a murmur. After nearly eight years of labor, however, Lampier's enthu siasm flagged a little, and he enlisted the servi ces of Mike IHwMly, a veritable Dublin Celt. DoodyV bunt for "goold finally cooled to such a degree that he allowed his natural love for fun to outweigh his resect for Lampier's dollars. One night he planted an old soap box contain ing old clothes, soniojunk and some old coppers, and the next night Lampier raised it to the sur face, in the full belief that ho had at last struck upon the treasure. The soap box and tbe con tents produced a shock which cause! him to re linquish his labors, aud Mike was THROWN' OUT OF A JOB. After Lampier's departure, a party of men came from Connecticut to diir for tho treasure. They weio uuacqnaiuted with Lampier and his worx, mu ineir story as to tue buried wealtu was exactly tho same. Ther also dm? at ni"ht. with the same mystic rules .that governed the other party. They disappeared atterayearor so. A few years later a, third party began tho hunt, under the supervision of Packard Edton. of Charleston. Through a Miss St in son, bis sisl ter-in-law, it had leen revealed to him that cer tain pirates bad buried plunder of a murdered Frenchman in thn cove. Miss Stinson reco?- niz.'d the cove as tbe one she had seen in her dream, aud, inasmuch as Mr. Pierce owued two cows that looked exactly like thoe she had seeu browsing over tbe hidden treasure, she was ms itire that she had at last found the spot. Thus the cove got another shaking up, in which Mike P.MMly gt tbe liest of it in tbe way of wages for bis labor. Packard's nartr linallr tired of their search. From that time to the breaking out of me war, me cove was periodically dug over, by men generally from tbe South and of French ex" tractiou, but the treasure has not been found. Mr. Pierce was uot aware of the presence of the suspicious individual iu the cove of late, but thought It puvublo that Mike Doody, long since dead, might have returned to perpetrate some joke. Mr. Pierce remeintitred that bis fa ther had often told of the French families hoard ing at the old Minot House when he (the father) was a hoy. These people, who often displayed jotsof gold, sometimes gave the boys mouey to make mi nature anchors for toy ships. They were exiles presumably, and after tho tirst Xa poleonic dynasty they doubtless returned to their own laud. It was possibly that the sup posed murdrred Frenchman might have been one of these exiles. Mr. Pierce said that he knew the "Major," who U supposed to have done tte digging of late, bnt that no arrangement had been made with him for the prosecution of such work on his premises. He had no objection to any one laboring to improve his land, hut be did not wish auy one to make a graveyard on his premises. He did not believe that there was any gold buried in tbe cove, but anybody who wauieu io tug ior ir, uugut no so alter consult ing him. The writer sought au iuterview with the "Major," but he was uot at home. Ho may possibly have been in consultation with promi nent Boston capitalists as to the best way of forming a stock .corporation. Tbe, , old settlers of Xepouset are still prosecuting their inquiries, and further developments in the matter will be looked for with interest. IS "DAMN" A PROFANE WORDP Three Judge Declare Ibnl It ii.antl One that it le m ielent Adjective Yesterday morning Judge Moore announced the decision of tho District Conrt in the case of A. II. Pugh agt. Tbe Telephone Company. Somo time ago the same caMj was passed upon by Judgo Worthiugtou of tbe Superior Court, who held that because Pugh had been guilty of using, if not profane, at least improper and vul gar lauguago when operating the telenhono in bis ollice, the company was justified fn "plug ging" his communication, aud in keeping it so. Judge Vorthingtons decision was able, exhaust ive, aud interesting, and a large iortion of it was printed iu full. As the decision of the Dis trict Conrt affirmed that announced by Judge Vorthingtou, aud reviewed much the same groutul, it ueetl not lo here given at such length. Judge Moore said that the majority of the Court were of the opinion that Pugh had leen guilty at least of using tho won! "damn," what ever worse phrases might have 1-een used, tho contradictory character of thn testimony mak ing it difficult to determine what were tbe exact words used by him. But that much he had, iijMin his own acknowledgment, sent over the wire. Tho Court considered it hardly necessary, by its understanding of the rules of society, to go into an examination as to whether the word "damn" is profane or vulgar language. Judge Barr of t he United States District Conrt of Ken tucky had already held that tbe word "damn," while not "obscene," was to bo classed us "coarse, unbecoming, and profane,"aud in view of all the circiiui'.tancet in the present case un der which the word was used, it was patent to a majority of tho Court that it was ued with a vile, low, aud insulting spirit, and if not pro fane, was manifestly improper. The rule pro hibiting the use of "improper" or "vulgar" lan guage was certainly a reasonable rule. "The telephone," said Jndge 3!oore, "reaches into all classes of society not only into business circles. tint into many family circles. It must be re in em W red that it is povsible. from the peculiar arrangement of the instrument, to hae a com munication that is intended for one individual reach another. All com m tin lent ions, therefore, should Imj in proper language. Moreover, in many cases the operators in the exchanges are. many of them, refiueil ladies, and even beyond this, all operators are t le protected from in sult. Besides, the inventors have a right to be protected, and to have their instrument placed lit a respectable light before the world, other wise it might go out of use." From all of tliene reasons the majority of the Court concurred in affirming the decision of Judge Wurtbington iu tbe Superior Court, which they consider to lw correct. Judge Smith dissented, taking the position that tbe oiTator wbo "plngged" Pugh's tele iihoue. as well as Suiteriuteudent Kckert. acted with too great haste, and under a mistake of fact. He thoegbt that Pugh had not used tbe stronger language than "damn" which was im- Imted to him, and the use of which, as claimed -y the company's agents, suggested the sever ance of communication. That Pugh had used the word "damn" was lnryond doubt, since he admitted that much himself, but then what tbe Court had to consider was not the question, "What is good taste V but "What are the rights of the parties f In answering the latter, he claimed that Pugh was entitled to notice before his commnnication was severed, aud the failure in this respect on the part of the company was fatal to its claim to have tbe injunction against Pngh's use of the telephone continued. As to the word "damn." he said It was not profane according to either thn decalogue, common law, statute law, or dictionary, lie did aUmit that it was a "pretty violent adjective," but said it was certainly not profane. As to "vulgarity, or "impropriety," as a word which violently disposed individuals might be pleased to bruit abroad orer tho mystery or wires threading the ejty. he said nothing. At the close of Judge Smith's remarks Judge Johnston said: "I want it to be understood that I fully concur in the opinion an noun ceil as that of the majority of the Conrt fnlly ceueur." Cin cinnati Gazette. In Cleveland County, a certain family with six grown sons and daughters drink three times a day three gallons of coffee at each meal. They" paid last year as much for tobacco as for bacon, so a merchant who supplied them says. The males took tolacco, and the girls, by way of variety, dipped snuff, which they all Uved "not wisely but too well.' ext week this party of eight expect to migrate to South Carolina. Sktlhy Aurora. TtiRKK Years Outn tiiax toe Republic. At the Catholic graveyard In Danielstown yes terday the remains cf Mrs. Farrell, aged one bnndrrd and ten years, were interred with the usual solemn ceremonies. She was probably the oldest person in Virginia at the time of her death. It is said that she was even older than alove stated, and that she had a son who was a soldier in the war of 1?12. Lynchburg Jdcancr. Joiixxy O'er the Water." Mr. Rice, an old citizen of Madison County, owns a clock that was in his family before tbe Revolutionary war. Mr. Rice brought it from Oglethrope to Madison Connty. The works of this clock are made entirely of wood, and It to-day keeps splen did time. At 12 o'clock each day it chimes a little tune of "Johnny O'er the Water." AUteng Banner. s1i IP.S Tilfl ft nut,. lsfjiita 4 Is a. P.vstTfStiAH.. -h S02CEH0W OB OTHEXE, WZ GET ALONO. The good v Iff bustle about tb hoae. Her fsce stul briffat with a pleassat roiUr. - As broken saatchm of happv mojt Strrnrtheoed her heart and ban! th while. Tba food Bail sat fa to caiarncv nook. Ilia liltJfl eUT pipe within hU lip. And all hfl'd made, aa4 all be had lost. Ready ami clear on hi fla jer-trpa. 'Good wu. IV joat been thinting a bit, N'octuas has done very well, thia year -Money la boood to be bant to p-t, EvervtbiBc'a sare to b very dsar. Hw the rattle are coin. to be fed. How we're to kwp tbe bors at school. Is a kind of debit aad credit sun I can't make balaoce by toy rale." !" e tamed ber around fiom the baktax board r And h faced him with a cbeerfal laugh ; Why, husband dear, one would think That the rood, rich wheat was only cbafl. And what U wheat is only chafi. As Ion as we both are well and stro&x ; I'm not a woman to worry a bit, Somehow er other, we et,alm. nr. "Into all lire some rain mut fsQ. Over aU land the storm moat beat. Butwbea the rain and the storm are e'er. The ater-eBntvhine is twice a aweet--Threata rwry strait we have feond a road. leTerr2rJef we bate (bond aeuoi; We have Led to bear, and had to wait. Bat someho-r er other, we have got along. " v. 'For thirty years we have loved each other. Stood by each other, whatever befell i Six boys hare called us 'lather and mother. And all of them liTinjr. and doing welL We ewe no man a penny, my dear. We're both of ns loving and well, and alreac. Goodman, I wUh yon would meke acain. And think how well we hare afon." VI, He filled his pipe, with a pleasant laneh: He kied hi wife with a tender nrsle : He slid, "111 do aa you tell roe, lovr. 111 Jast count np on the other side." She lea htm then, with his better Iboacht. And hftrd her work, with a low, sweet song A sung th.t followed me many a year "Somehow or other, wegrtaloo,; POKEB-PLAYINO. IlewtheCJarae Immortalized brlleb toaenck Ilaa Taken Held the (lab I'eeplr aad Other Classes In C fa .cage. "Yes, I think that draw-poker properly merits its title to tho gentleman's game,'" said an ex perienced gambler, yesterday, to a representa tive of the Tribune. "I will tell 3011 why I think so. Played on the square, there are ab solutely 110 opportunities for dispute or quar rels of any kind. When a baud is called, it shows down for what it is worth, aud there cau be no quibble as to who is entitled to Ibe mon ey. Of course, cheating can !o carried on in playing poker, but it requires au expert manip ulator of cards, or the employment of confed erates to successfully accomplish any 'crooked work. A very common way of cheating is to use marked cards. You know, of course, that cards are manufactured expressly for the crooked gambler. While to the inexierienced eye no difference can bo detected, each card is different from any other in the pack, anil the sharper can tell them at a glance. If he can ring his deck In a poker game, he has a decidedly soft thing. It isn't necessary for him to lose a pot,' for he has the advantage over yon of knowing exactly what is in yonr hand as well as his own. Coni- Jiarctl with such a game, 'brace faro is iufiuite y fairer. "Poker is not a favorite with professional gambler, because none of them have any confi dence in the rest. Such a thing as square play ing they do not expect of each other, so, wbeu they play poker, they seek other than profes sional opponents. Pokei-playing is carried on in this country to an inconceivable extent, and its popularity seems to be continually on the increase. I need not limit tho statement to this country either, for it is fairly a rage in Kngland, and Is played almost as much in France. General Schenck undoubtedly did a great ileal to ivopulnme tbe game in England, and I hav heard that among the gilded youths of Great Britain the mania for playing is so strong that ancient family estate hare lieeu dissipated, and family escutcheons soiled by crime to gratify tbe passion. "You wonld be surprised to know how many devotees the fascinating game has in Chicago. 1 don't think I am"oveitepping the bounds of probability when I say there are more thau 230 pokergame going yu in "Chicago every night. It is the favorite and almost the only game in the clubs, from the most aristocratic to the most plebeian, and, go where you will, in auy quar ter of the city, there will be found rooms in tbe rear of cigar stores and saloons where the soft click of tbe ivory 'chips may be heard. Tbe proprietors of these games, particularly iu tho saloons and cigar stores, mm in mem imMiriatir. adjuncts to the profits of their establishments. The profit to tbe proprietor comes from tbe 'rake-off.' This is usually a chip of the lowest denomination used, which is claimed by thn proprietor for each hand that is called contain ing three ofa kind or better, and sometimes a 'rake is called for each 'jack-pot.' The fascina tion of the game lies, I think. In its mysterious and unfathomable possibilities. There is no telling what a man may make of his hand 011 the draw. In the first place, five cards are dealt to each player, one at a time. When the 'pot is made, all who arc in to the amount called for hy the ante are privileged to discard asmauyof tho cards in their hands as they choose, and of drawing a like number from tho pack, in their order of platiug. Hern the great Iiossibilities of tbe game couie iu. A player laving three of a kind may have raised the ante, and another, staying in with four cards of one suit, may 'fill his llnsb, and win his hand. I conld go ou indefinitely naming these possi bilities. Chicago Tribune. SOME QUEER SUICIDES. Because bis crops wern small, Adelbert Loh dell hanged himself in his barn, near Port De posit. John Glaucy threw himself from the window of the Citv Hospital, iu Yjcksburg, and was killed. Harvey Smith, a well-known pbjsieian of .Manchester, cut nisturoat winie sunering trom brain fever. "I am weary, and want to die, said Mrs. Bella Gray, of Hamilton, Out. Then she shot herself in the breast. At Grand Porks, D. T., William Ford, having lost all his money at gambliug, swallowed mor phine, in the presence of his wife. vt. 11. jones, a uarness-makeroi maic uenire, Iowa, fearing an attack of delirium tremens, swallowed a fatal dose of morphine. During the excitement of a religious revival, Robert Berkshire, a farmer of Port Washington, O., hanged himself in his stable. His draft on a friend for $-V Wing dishonored, Curtis O. Wallace, of St. Louis, went to his room, and cnt his throat from ear to car. II. A. Crist, of Des Moines, a horse thief, wearing that no vigilance committee should ever have the pleasure of banging him, hanged himself. George Baruell, f Jackson Township, Indi ana, a well-to-do farmer, was not satisfied. So he began to speculate, became insane, ami cut his throat. Because a neighbor refused her offer to pur chase his lands. Mrs. McLachman, the wife of a farmer near Ottawa, took a fatal dose of Paris green. In consequence of some idle gossip, Eva feton, 16 years of age, of Glidden, Iowa, took her fath er's revolver and shot herself, in the presence of her mother. Bridget Scanlon, a mere child, of Lawrence, Mas., drowned herself Iu a mill-pond, because he feared a whipping for the accidental break ing of a pitcher. "My wife Is too old and uninteresting for me, and I can not stand it longer," wrote Fred Strack, a young saloon keeier of Cleveland. Then he killed himself. Frank McCarg. a musician of Corning, com mitted suicide by Jumping from tbe Knoxvilln bridge, because be had been forbidden to play in toe orcnestra, owing to nls drunkenness. Caleb Hobbs, of Lincolnton, X. C, found his favorite mule dead in a field. After a good cry rug spell, he wrote a note saying he could cot live without tbe mule, and then committed sui cide. Hiram Tucker, a disappointed inventor of tfoston, ui years oi age. attacneu a runuer nose to a gas jet, tamed on the gas, and, putting the other end of the hose In his mouth, suffocated himself. Failing to effect a reconciliation with his wife, Homer V. Barnes, of Breckville, O.. went to the barn, loaded a gnn with heavy buckshot, and placing the muzzle against his heart, polled the trigger with his toe. Claud Lester, an Englishman 30 years of age, declared he conld not live without tbe society of a young sou of a former employer, and, going to tbe boys borne, near Niagara Falls, m ordered blm, and then shot himself. David Law ton, of West Winfield.Xew York, wonld not work, and his brother refused to har bor him any longer. He harned his brother's oarn, containing his crops and cows, and then went into tho woods and banged himself. Mary Bomey, a domestic in tbe employ of the Rer, Mr. Dodson, of San Antonio, Texas, first took laudanum, then threw herself, into a deep ditch, an fioaUy cut her throat. She says the onlr trouble Is, she Is tired of life. Unfocoded fear of poverty caused Killlan Donn, a wealthy resident of Elkhorn, Wis., to commit suicide. He quitted the boose at 2 o'clock at night, walked through the snow to the woods, half a mile away, and hanged him self. The Cincinnati ConxmereiaUGazette prophesies that "the breeding of great men will yet become a science, and that brains will be inherited with the rest of tbe patrimony." CoxGRXSa ought to draw those absurd trade dollars from circulation. Prwideme Prt. WHOLE NUMBER, 1,334. PLANETS HI PEBRTJABT. enus Is morning star, tho brightest aad fair est of the throug that graeo the morning sky. She rises now three hours before thn sun, shin ingwith the serene radienoe that distinguishes her, and continues to be visible long alter the lesser stars have melted away in thestar depths, almost in the very presence of the King of Day. On the 16th, at 2 o'clock in the morning; Venus reaches her greatest western elongation. Here her western courso ends. She is 4b"J W west of the snu, and can go no farther from hiui. The inexorable laws that rule her movements com pel her to retrace her steps. The inner and in ferior planets move in this way,, oscillating in straight lines west and east of the sun. It is easy to keep tbe nw of their paths especially in tbe case of Venus, Xo platet of the sj stem pre texts so many points of interest or is so closely . allied the planet on which we dwell as Venns, She is onr nearest neighbor except the moon, is nearly like the, earth in dimensions, in the length of her day and night, iu tbe possession ef an atmosphere, and in the probable mountain ous condition of her surface. Besides she grati fies onr .esthetic perceptions by being the most . beautiful star the eye beholds and sho is the ouly planet that is Tisible in the presence of the- noonday sun. She is therefore a most intens- ting planetary stndy. Those who wen wttnes sesof her receut trausithavo a tangible point from which to commence observativni.. They, saw for themselves the inferior conlunetioti when Venus passed lictween tne earth and tho suu, the transit when passing over the sun's disc, she changed from au e vowing to a morning star, deserting the sun's eastern side, aud ap pearing upon his western side. Sineo that time she has been moving westward, rising earlier every morning, passing her period of greatest brilliancy, and turning more of her illumiued surface towards us. On tbe 16th, a change occurs. She is station ary for a few days am' then commences to make her w ay back towards the sun. for she lias passed her western elongation, one of tho four promU nent points in ber pith. She will move sfowlvV retracing her steps toward the sua until she reaches superior conjunction iu .Sept em tier and completes her course as morning star, and com pletes also half her synodic period. Observers following tho path of the beautiful star will see after elongation she rices later, and that her bright face iierveptibl v liates uutil she aimroach- es the suu so closely as to In- lost to view in bis ungui oeams. Sho is a charming object in tba telescope dur ing the month, shining as a creM-ent nnlil elon- gation, then taking o tbe lovely aspect of a half-moon, aud closing the exhihiijou with the gibbous phase. On the 20th, at S o'clock in the morning, Ve nus is in conjunction with the snail star Pi Sa fittarii, passing out degree aud a half north, ter right ascesiion Is 17b. 19.ii her declination is lj)3 I(K south, and her diameter is & .. Venns rises, on tho 1st, a few minute after 4 o'clock in the morning; on the 2Hh she rises a quarter after -I o'clock. Mars is moniing star, ranking seroud in tho order of position. He holds the honor of playing a part in thn solitary plauitary eoujiiuctioti of the month. He isin conjunction withMercuryou tho 13th, at (i o'clock in themoruing, being theu 4- 2tf south. Both planets are too near thn h in to Ik? visible, but it lseasy to imagine bow fine a picture the two planets would present, the one white In hue and thn other red, if mortal eyes could pierce thn bright mediutu'that enshrouds them. TIu right ascension of Mars is 2lb. 4m,. bisdediuatiuii is2l 21 south, anil his place is In Caprieoruus. Mars rises on tho 1st aIoiit half-post 0 o'clock in themorning; on thn2?th. 1m rises a few min ute before G o'clock. Uranus is morning star, and is fast approach ing the iMtiut where he is in the most favorable condition for l-eing seen with tho naked eye. He is ou the border-land lie tw ecu Leoand Virgo, and observers who have small telescopes can ea sily find him towards the last of the mouth iu s,!.eeat,nloiit seven degrees sunt h of Dcnebala, ip. star of thn second magnitude in Leo. Sweep ing the sky in the vicinity, a palesea-greeu star with a disc will come into the field of view, dif fering entirely from tho twinkling points around him. The sea-green star is Irauii. His right asceusiou is lib, ttlui., bis declination is It- .15 north, and his deameter is 3" ,H. Uranus rises on thn 1st about half past H o'clock in the evening; on the 2H(b, he rises about a quarter Ik-fore 7 o'clock. 3Iercnry is evening star until tho 5th. nud . morning star the rest of tbe month. On the 5th, at 6 o'clock in the eveainir. lie is in inferior con junction, passing between the earth aud sun. If tie were at or near one ot liisnotles, he would makea transit as Venus did on the f.thof De cember. As he does not reach his descending node until twenty-three das aftrr inferior con junction, be passes altove tbe sun, and the p.is- . - .-iit i.. :...,::i.t.. .. :. SsIt? n in s7 i niisir. vrirvciti'I-i lllill lijl. until theDth of May, IWJ1. for the next transit of Mercury. After inferior ronfunetimi. Mercu ry pas-sen to the sun's western side and becomes morning star, pursuing his course under similar conditions with these fully described iu the movements of Venus. He Is near enough to his western elongation during the last week in thn month to lm visible to the naked eye, rising au hour before the suu, and aliout lour degrees north of the sunrise oint. His right asceusiou is21h. llhn., his decimation is It1 ' south, his diameter isl".Ht and his place isin Caprieor uus. Mercnry sets on the 1st, about 6 o'clock in tbe evening; on the 2th, he rises at half-past 5 o'clock in thn morning. Jupiter is eveuing star, and though a compar ison between him ami tho fairest of tbe stars now holding her court in the morning sky Is not to his disadvantage, hn makes up tor the defi ciency in several way. It is no trouble to fol low his course, for, soon as the evening shades prevail, he is a conspicuous object in the cast, recognised by an upward glance at the sky, while thn observer who would see Venus must anticipate the dawn at the cost of some self-denial. He is surrounded by a brilliant galaxy of stars, while Veunsreigns alone; his position, as leader of thn clustering brilliants fb.it swarm around his path, give a special interest to bis present aspect. Nearly twelve years will pass (efore be will again occupy tbe same place in the sky. Observers should therefore note his present favorable position, aud enjoy the siijrb picture he presents as he leads the starry hosts in grand procession from east to west over th celestial track, beiug now visible nearly thn whole night, and sinking lielow the western ho rizon only a few minutes before Venus makes her advent above the eastern. The right ascension of Jupiter is ."h. 2Jiu., bis declination is2li 07' north, hisdiameteris 42' .4, and be is in Taurus. Jupiter sets on tbe lstnt 4 o'clock in the morning; on the 2-th, besets about a quarter after 2 o'clock. Saturn is eveuing star, preceding Jupiter nearly three hours in rising aud setting, for the distance between the two planets is gradually increasing. He is still an interesting object among the stars though perceptibly decreasing in size and lustre a he wends his way towards thn sun, and travels farther away from the earth. Ou tbe fcth, at 6 o'clock in the morning, he reaches quadrature with the sun, having ad vanced just half way on his course from oppo sition to conjunction. He is then iW5 from the -j sun, rises at noon and sets about midnight. His right ascension is 3h. IOiu., his declination is IV IX", and his diameter is 1?".4. Saturn seta on the 1st at a quarter after 1 o'clock in the morning; on the 2dlh, about quarter before 12 o'clock in the evening. Neptnne is evening star, and arrives at quad rature on the 4th, at II o clock Iu the evening, four days before Saturn, and rrnder similar con ditions. He is still very uear Saturn, there be ing only thirteen minutes difference iu the time of transit. His right ascension is 2b. f6m.f and his declination is IP &?' north. Neptnne seta on the 1st at 1 o'clock iu tbe morning; on the 2lb, he sets about a qnarter after 11 o'clock fn the evening. TIIE1KH.N. The February moon fulls ou the 2lst. at 31 minutes after 7 o'clock in the evening. She takes on ouly three phases during the shortest month of the year, appearing as new moon, at ber first quarter, ami as full moon. .She Is in conjunction, before her change, with Venus, on the morning of tbe 4th, beiog only about lu south. On the 6th, she is near Mars, and on the 7th near Mercnry. Passing at new moon to the sun's eastern side, she is in conjunction with Xeptane and Satnrn on the 13th. She is at her nearest point to Jupiter, on tho ICtb, aud on tbe 23d, two days after the full, she is near Venns. When the moon is in conjunction with a planet, she is in tbe same right ascension, or luugitnde, though her declination, or latitude, may be several degrees north or south. Thse who watch her progress eastward, averaging 13 daily, will note that her conjunction with the planets gives the order of their position In regard to the son. Thus, she passes Venns Mars and Mercnry. the morning stars, then pays ber respects to Neprhne, Saturn and Jupiter, the evening stars, and ends the circuit by com ing near Uranus morning star. Students of tbe stars who follow the move ments of the planets iu February will find it in teresting work to trace their winding paths. Venus reaches ber greatest western elongation, and is near the star II Sagittanl, Mercnry is in inferior conjunction with the sun, Mars is near Mercury, aud Neptnne and Satnrn are in quad rature. Astronomy must be studied practically, in order to awaken tbe deepest interest. Books, lectures and illustrations can not do justice to this noble science. None but eyo-witnessea can appreciate, even fn a small degree, tbe magnifi cence and boundless range of tbe grand crea tions that people the star depths d that spread ont on every star-lit night bright pic tures of celestial beauty to allure beholden to "consider the heavens. liTrW,tri!L lilts. Lasctbt lias said: "Tbe nswipafssr men of America are the handsomest, brightest and most courteous centlemrn I erer met," aaa ihebssa't met Wirt Walton either. .!; . p'lii.i"i'ttVi'nht'siiiiaSj'unsi.i iijilJimiilJUIiUliJII S&STSjSSU