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THE CONSTITUTIOH' AND THE TJOTOJCi".
TAB riPCS AT LCCIOIOW.
bt Joror a. winrncK.
Pipes of tbe mjty moorland,
-Voice of the elen and bill ;
Tbe drone of highland torrent,
The "ngorioWUnd rill t
Jfot tLe brea of broom and heather,
2ir tbe mountains dark with rain,
Ifor maiden bower, nor border tower.
Have beard yoar awcxtest attain.
Bear to tbe lowland reaper.
And plaided mountaineer, .
To the cottage and the eatle.
The Scottish pipes are dear
Sweet ftocmda tbe ancient pibroch.
O'er mountain, loch, and glade;
Bat the sweetest of all manic.
The Pipe at Lucknow played!
Day bv day, the Indian tiger
Looker yelled, and nearer crept;
Sound and round, the tangle serpent
Near and nearer circles swept.
"Pray for rescue, wiTes and mothers
Pray to-day P the soldier said;
"For to-morrow, death's between na
And the wrong and shame we dread."
Oh I they lUtened, looked, and waited.
Till their hope became dtwpalr,
And tbe sobs-ef low bewailing
Filled tbe pauses of tbeir prayer.
Thro np-spake a Scottish maiden.
With her ear upon the groaad :
' "Dinnayebearit dinnayebearlt!
Tbe pipes o' llaTelock sound 1 "
Hashed tbe wounded man bis groaning;
limbed the wife her little ones ;
Alone they heard the drum-roll.
And the roar of Sepoy cnn.
Hat to sound of home and childhood
Tbe Highland ear was true:
Iinn ye bear It I 'tis tbe slogan !
Will ye no believe it noo I
like the march of soundless music
Through tbe vision of the sfcr,
M ore of feeling than of hearing.
Of the heart than of the ear.
She knew the droning pibroch.
She knew tbe Camnbeirs call :
"Hark I hear ye no MacGrrgor's
The grandest o' them all I
Oh I they listened, dumb and breathless.
And they caught the sound at but;
Faint and far bejond the Gnomtoc,
ttose and fell the piper's blast 1
Then a burst of wild thanksgiving
Mingled woman's vsice and man's:
'God be praised ! The march of Uai clock !
The piping of the clans!
Xouder, nearer, fierce as vengeance,
Sharp and shrill as swords at strife,
Came tbe wDd MacGregora clan-call.
Stinging all the air to life.
Bat when the far-off dost cloud
To plaided legkms grew.
Full tenderly and bUthesomely
Tbe pipes of rescue blew 1
Bound the silver domes of Lucknow,
Bound red Dowlab's golden shrine,
Brt-athed the air to Britons dearest.
The air of Aula Lang Syne.
O'er the cruel rull of war-drums
, Rone that sweet and home-like strain.
And the tartan clove the turban.
Aa the Goumlee cleaves tbe plain.
Dear to the lowland reaper.
And plaided mountaineer.
To the eottAge and tbe castle.
The piper's ng Is dear
Sweet sounds tbe Gaelic pibroch.
O'er mountain, glen and glade ;
But tbe trweetcftt of all mu.c,
Tbe llpes at Lucknow played!
"A Million Dollars, or I'll Set the-Pacific
Ocean In Flames!"
In tlio Sacramento Dally Union of a recent date,
appears tbo extraordinary statement of one Lcon
,idas Parker, written before his death, and giving
what purports, to be tho trne account of Ins con
nection with the murder of Gregory Sumincrfield.
The latter individual has been known for many
years as "The Man with a Secret," and ho met
with a horrible death at the age of seventy years,
by being pushed from the platform of a train, up
on the Union Pacific Railroad, near the north fork
of the American River, at- a place called Cape
Iforn. Tie unfortunate wretch washnrled down
ward at distance of over one thousand feet, upon
the bristling rocks at the foot of the declivity.
Parber, who was on the platform with Summer
aWla at the time of the catastrophe, was twico ar
rested and tried for the alleged murder, but on
aich occasion mysteriously acquitted, onco Iy a
Justice, and the second time by a grand jury.
Parker was himself a distinguished lawyer of
Sacramento, and was widely respected. He al
ways remained silent concerning the circumstan
ces of his imputed crime ; but shortly before his
death, he placed in tho hands of a fnend a docu
ment, the gist of which we give below, thecn
tire story taking np nearly a page of the Union.
Referring to Gregory Summerfield, the murder
ed man, Mr. Parker speaks of him as having been'
oneofthc deepest chemical student of the age,
natural mathematician, a profound astronomer,
and a man of excellent general literary attain
ments. Parker had known Summerfield for over
twenty years, their acquaintance having been
formed in Texas, during the days of the Repub
lic Continuing his account, Parker says :
"One day, towards the close of last Septem
ber, an old man rapped at my office door, and on
invitation, came in, and advancing, called- my
name,- rereeiving that I did not at first recog
nise him, he introduced himself as Gregory Sum
merfield. After Inviting him to a scat, I scruti
nized his features more closely, and quickly iden
tified him as the same person whom I had met
twenty years before. He was greatly altered in
' appearance, but there was the old charm of Intel-
lectnal superiority in his conversation, and I wel
comed him to California, as an important addi
tion, to her mental wealth.
" It was not many minutes before he requested
a private interview. Ho followed me into my
back office, carefullv closed tho door after him,
and locked it, -We had scarcely seated ourselves,
before ho inquired of me, 'If I had noticed any-
recent articles in tno newspapers respecting ine
discovery of the art of decomposing water, so as to
fit it for use as a fuel for ordinary purposes f '
"I replied that I had observed nothing new
tipoafhe subject, since tho experiments of Agas
iz and Professor Henry; aud added that, in. my
opinion, the expensive mode of reduction would
Always prevent its use.
"In a few words, he informed me thathonaa
made tho discovery; that tho art was extremely
eimple, nnd tho expense attending thedecompo
"sitiori so slight as to be insignificant.
"Presuming that the object of his visit to mo
.was to procure the necessary forms to get out a
latent right, I congratulated him npon his good
fortune, and was about to branch forth with a
description of some of the great benefits that must
snsueto tbe community, when he suddenly and
rwmewhat uncivilly requested mo to be silent,
nud listen to what he had to say.
"He began witli somo general remarks about
the inequality of fortune amongst mankind, and
instanced himself as a striking cxsmplo of tho
fate of those men who, according to all the rules
of right, ought to bo near the top, instead of at
the foot, of tho ladder of fortune. ' But,' said he,
springing to his feet with impulsive energy; I
hare now tho means at my command of. rising
superior to fate, or of inflcting incalculable ills
npon the whole human race.' .
"Looking at him more closely, I thought 1
could detect in his eye the gleam of madness; but
I remained silent, ana awaiicu luimcr w !
ments. But my scrutiny, stolen as it was, had
been detected, and he replied at once to the ex
pression of my face": Xo, sir, I am neither
drunk nor a maniac ; I am in deep earnest in all
that I Bay; and I am prepared, by actual experi
ment, to demonstrate, beyond all doubt, the truth
of all I claim.' . .
"For the first time, I noticed that he earned a
small portmanteau in his hand. This ho placed
upon the table, unlocked it, and took out two or
three small volumes, a pamphlet or two, and a
small, square, wide-mouthed phial, hermetically
sealed. . , . .. ,
"I watched him with profound curiosity, and
took notice of his slightest movements. Having
arranged his books to suit him, and placed the
phial in a conspicuous position, he drew un ha-
chair closely to my own, and uttered, in a half
hissing tone :
'"I demand one million dollars for the contents
of that bottle; and yon mnst raise it forme in
the' city of San Francisco within one mouth, or
scenes too terrible, even for tho imagination to
conceive, will surely be witnessed by every hu
man being on the face of tbe globe.'
"The tone, the manner, and the absurd extrav
agance of the demand, excited a faint smile npon
my lips, which he observed, but disdained to no
tice. " My mind was fully made up, that I had a ma
niac to deal with, and I prepared to act accord
ingly. But I ascertained at once tliat my inmost
thoughts were read by the remarkableman before
me, and seemed to be anticipated by him in ad
vance of their expression.
"'Perhaps,' said I, 'Mr.Summerfield, you would
oblige mo by informing me fully of tbe grounds
of your claim, and the nature of your discovery f '
"'Thatis the object of my visit,' he replied. 'I
claim to have discovered tho key which unlocks
the constitnteut gases of water, and frees
each from tho embrace of the other at a singlo
"'You mean to assert,' I rejoined, 'that yon can
make water burn itself up t'
'"Nothing more nor leu,' he rejoined, 'except
this-to insist upon the oonsequenccs of the se
cret,if my demand be not at once complied with.'
"'Now, suppose I fling the contents of this
small phial into tho Pacific Ocean; what would
be the result! Dare you contemplate it for an
instant f I do not assert that the entire surface -of
the sea wonld instantaneously bubble np into
insufferable flames; no, but from the nucleus of
a circle, of which this phial wonld bo the centre,
lurid radii of flames would gradually shootout
ward, until the blazing circumference would roll
in vast billows of fire, upon the uttermost shore.
Not all tho dripping clouds of tho deluge could
extinguish it; not all tho tears of saints and an
gels could for an instant chuck its progrcs.
Oawanl and onward it would sweep, with the
steady gait of destiny, until the continents would
melt with fervent heat, and the atmosphere glare
with the luminous conflagration, and all living
creatures in land, and sea, and sir perish in
one universal catastrophe'
"Then, suddenly starting to his feet, he drew
hinipcif to his full height,. aud mnnnercd solemn
ly: 'I feel like God! and recognize my fellow
men but as pigmies, that I spnrn beneath my feet.'
At this, Parker htateU that he "attempted to
reason with Snuiuierfield ujhiii the absurdity of
believing that he held in his hands power so
mighty; at which the latter retorted with quota
tions from the Scriptures, Humboldt's "Cosmos,"
and the works of fainons astronomical writers,
proving that it was not only possible for entire
planets to be destroyed by fire, but that such ter
rible events had actually occurred. This answer
concluded, he handed Parker a small phial, re
questing him to open it and smell of its contents,
the result being that a strong odor of potassium
was oWrved. At this Sumniertield continued:
"Of course," said he, "you are familiar ith tho
chief characteristics of that substance. It ignites
instantly, when brought in contact with water.
Within that little globule of potassium, I have
imbedded a pill of my own composition and dis
covery. The moment it is liberated from the po
tassium, it commences the work' of decomposing
the field upon which it floats. The itotassiuiifat
onco ignites the liberated oxygen, and the confla
gration of this mighty globe is begun."
"'Yes,' Baid I, 'begun if von please, but yourlit
tlo pill soon evaorates anil sinks, or melts in tho
surronudiiig sca, and your conflagration cuds jubt
where it began.'
"'lint,' sneered he, 'the elementary sulistanccs"
in that small phial recreate themselves; they are
self-generating, and when onco fairly nnder way,
must necessarily sweep onward, until the waters
iu all tho seas are exhausted.'
"Rising from iny seat, I went to tho wash
stand in the comer of tho apartment, and draw
ing a bowl full of spring valley w ater, I turned
to Snmmerfield, nnd remarked : 'Words arc emp
ty, theories are ideal hut farts are things.'
" ' I take you at your word.' So saying, he ap
proached the bowl, emptied it of nine-tenths of
its contents, and silently dropped the potasMum
coated pill into the liquid. Tho potassium danc
ed arouud the edges of the vessel, fuming, hissing
and blazing, as it always docs, and stemed on tho
point of expiring, when, to my astonishment and
alarm, a sharp explosion took place, and iu a sec
ond of time, the water was blazing in a red, liq
uid column, halfway to tho ceiling.
"'For God's sake,' I cried, extinguish tho
flames, or we shall set the building on fire !'
"'Had I dropped tho potassium into the bowl
as yon prepared ft,' ho quietly remarked, 'tho
building would indeed Iiavo been consumed.'
Lower and lower fell tho flickering flame, paler
grew the blaze, nntil finally the tiro went mit,
and I rushed to see the effect of the combustion.
"Not a drop of water remained in tho vessel.
Astonished beyond measure at what I had wit
nessed, and terrified almost tq tho verge of insani
ty, I approached Summerfield, and tremblingly
inquired: 'To whom, Sir, is this tremendous so-"
cret known I 'To myself alone,' he responded;
and 'now answer me a question: is it worth,tho
."It is entirely unnecessary to relate in detail
tiie subsequent eveuts connected w ith tho trans
action. I will only add a general statement,
showing the result of negotiation. Having fully
satisfied myself that Snmmerfield actually held
the fate of the wholo world, with its millions of
human beings, and by experiment having test
ad the combustion of sea water, with equal fa
cility as fresh, I next deemed- it my duty to
call the attention of a few of the public men-in
San Francisco to the cxtrcmo importance of Suni
"A leading banker, a bishop, a chemist, two
State University professors, a physician, a judge,
and two Protestant divines, x-re selected by me
to witness the experiment on a largerscale. This
was done at a small sandhill lake near the sea
shore, but separated from it by a ridge of lofty
mountains, distant not more than ten miles from
San Francisco. Every singlo drop of water in
the pool was burnt up in less than fifteen min
utes. Wc next did all wo could to pacify Snm
merfield, and endeavored to induce him to lower
his price, and bring it within tho bounds ofrca
snnablopossibility. But without avail. He began
oroini invent in his demands. Tho sulwiom-
mittcc soon commenced work ainrfngst tho wealth
iest citizens of San Francisco; and by appealing
to the terrors of a fw, and tho sympathies of all,
succeeded in raising one-half of tho amount with
in the prescribed time. I shall never forget tho
woe-begone faces of California street dnnng tho
month of October. Tho outside world and the
newspapers spoke mostlcarnedly of a money pan
ic a pressnro in business, and the disturlnnco in
the New York gold room. But to the initiated
there was an easier solution to the enigma. Tim
pale spectre of death looked down upon them all,
and pointed with his bony finger to the fiery tomb
of the whqje race, already looming up in the dis
tance rielore tncm. tray aiies uay, x cuiiih sco i no
dreadful ravage of this secret horror; donblv
terrible, since they dared not divulge it. Still,
do all that we could, the money "wild not be ob
tained. The day preceding the last one given,
Snmmerfield was summoned before tho commit
tee, and full information given him of the slate
of affairs. 01dnrate,hanl, amrcrnel, he still con
tinued. Finally, a preposition was started, that
an attempt should bo made to raise the other
half of the money in New York. To this proposi
tion Summerfield ultimately yielded, but with
extreme reluctance. It was agreed in committee
that I should accompany him thither, 'and take
with me, in my own possession, evidences of the
sums snbscribedhere; that a proper appeal touM
be mado to the capitalists, scholars and clergy
man of tlin metropolis: and that when the wholo
amount was raised, ifshould bo paid over to Sum
merfield, and a bond taken from hira never to di
v ulrns his awful secret to'any human lieiiig.
"With this he seemed tolo satisfied, and left
us, to prepare for his going the next morning.
"As ian as he left the apartment, the bishop
arose, nnd 'deprecated the action that had been
taken, and characterized it "as childish and al
snid.' He declared that no man was safe one mo
ment, while that 'diabolicaf wfttcli still lived;
ttnnt flm nnlr seonritv for ns all. was in Ins imme
diate cxtripation from the," face of the earth, and
that no amount of money could seal his lips or
close his hands. It would be no crime, he said,
to deprive him of the means of assassinating the
whole human family: and tkat, as for himself, he
was in favor of dooming him to immediate death.
"With an unanimity that was extraordinary,
tio entire committee coincided
"A great many plans were proposed, discussed,
and rejected, having in view the extermination
of Summerfield. In tbem all was the want of
precaution which would lnll the apprehensions of
un enemy; fr should he for an instant suspect
treachery, we knew his nature well enough, to bo
satisfied that he wonld waive all ceremonies, and
cam- his threats into immediate execution.
"It was finally resolved that the trip to New
York should not bo abandoned, apparently; but
that we were to start out, in accordance with the
original programme; that during the journey
some proper means should be resorted to by me
to carry out the final intentions of the committee;
and that whatever I did, would be sanctioned by
them all, and full protection, both iu law and
conscience, afforded me in anj stage of the pro
ceedings. "Nothing was wanted but my own consent. I
asked the privilege t meditating for an hour, at
the hands of tho committee, before I would ren
der a decision either way. During that recess,
tho above argumentation occupied.iny thoughts.
The time transpired, and I again presented my
self before them. I did not deem it requisite to
state tho grounds of my decision ; I briefly signi
fied my assent, aud mado instant preparations to
carry the plan into execution.
"Having passed on the line of tbo Pacific Rail
way more than once, I was perfectly familiar
with all of its winduiirs. ironres. and precipices.
"I selected Capo Horn, as the best adapted to!
ine purpose, anu , me puunc Knows
"Having been fully acquitted by two tribunals
of tho law, I mako this final appeal to my fellow
men throughout the State,and ask them confiden
tially not to reverse the judgment already pro
nounced." "ME JIA- WITH A SECRET."
Another Chapter in Ike Waderfal Hammer
In the fregoingoliimns, appears tho extraor
dinary statement of one Leouidas Parker, giving
an account of his connection w ith tho limrdcr of
Gregory Summerfield, known as the "Man with a
Secret," who met with a horrible death, in Sep
temlier last, by being pushed from the platform
of a train upon the Pacific Railroad, at a placo
called Capo Horn. The Sacramento Chum of the
10th ult. contains the following:
Our Auburn correspondent furnishes ns the fol
lowing additional particulars, as a sequel to the
Acuunx, Juno G,l71. Tho remarkable confes
sion of the late Leonidas Parker, which appeared
in your issue of the Kith ult., has given rise to a
series of disturbances in this neighborhood, which,
for romantic interest and downright depravity,
has seldom been surpassed, even in California.
Before proceeding to relate in detail tholatc trans
actions, allow mo to remark thst the wonderful
narrative of Parker excitedthronghont this Coun
ty sentiments of the most profound and contra
dictory character. I, forone, halted between two
opinions horror nnd incredulity; nud nothing
bnt subsequent events could have fully satisfied
me of the unquestionable veracity of your San
Francisco correspondent, and the scientific au
thenticity of the facts related.
Tho doubt with which the story was at first
received in this community and which found ut
terance in a burlesque article in an obscure conn
try journal, the Start and Stripn, of Auburn has
finally been dispelled, and we find ourselves forc
ed to admit that we stand even now in the pres
ence of the most alarming fate. Too much credit
cannot le awarded to our worthy Coroner, fortho.
promptitude, of his action, and wo trust that the
Governor of the Stato will not be less efficient in
the discharge of his duty.
Since tho above letter was written, the follow
ing proclamation has been issued :
PKOCLAMATlON OF THK GOVERXOK 10,000 ItE
WAKI. DF.rAiETMENT or State. By virtue of the au
thority in me vested, 1 do hereby offer tho above
reward of $10,000, in guldcoiu of the United States,
for the arrest of Bartholomew Graham, fainiliary
known as Black Bart ; said Graham is accused of
the murder of C. I. Gillson, late of Auburn, Coun
ty of Placer, on t lie 14th nit. Ho is five feet ten
inches and a half in height, thick set, lias a mous
tache sprinkled with gray, grizzled hair, clear
blue eyes, walks stooping, and served in the late
civil war, under Prico and Qunntrell, in the Con
federate army. Hemay lo lurking in some of tho
mining camps near thu foot-hills, as he was a
Washoo teamster during tho Comstock excite
ment. The alKive reward, will bo paid for him,
dtad oralire, as ho' possessed himself of an import
ant secret, by rubbing tho body of tho late Gregory
By tho Governor: Given at Sacramento, this
5th day of June, 1S71.
II. G. Nicholson-,
Secretary of State.
Our correspondent continues: I am sorrv tosav
that Sheriff Higgins lias not been so active in tlio
discharge of his dutyasthe urgencr or the case
required; but he is perhaps excusable, on account
of the criminal interference of tho editor alravo
mentioned. But I am- detaining von from mora
.important matters. YonrSaturday's paper reach
ed hero at 4 o clocK, fcatnruay,- I.itliol Jlay; and
it now appears, from tho evidence taken before
tho Coroner, several persons left Auburn on tho
same errand, bnt without 'any previous confer
ence Two of these were named respectively,
Charles P. Gillson and Bartholomew Graham;
or, as ho was usually called, "Black Bart." Gill
son kept a saloon at tho corner of Prickly Ash
street and the old spring road ; and Black Bart
was in the employ of Conrad iV Co., keepers of
the Norfolk livery stable. Gillson was a son-in-law
of ex-Governor Roberts, of Iowa, and leaves
a wifo and two children to mourn bis untimely
end. As for Graham, nothing certain is known
of his antecedents. It is Baid that he was engag
ed in tho late roblwry of Wells & Fargo's Kx
press, at Grizzly Bend, nnd that he was'an habit
ual gambler. Only one thing about him is cer
tainly 'well known: he was a Lieutenant in the
Conf edcrate army, nnd served under General Price
and the outlaw CJuaiitrclL He was a mau origi
nally of fine education, plausiblo manners, nud
good family; bnt strung drink seems early in life?
to have ovcmiastrnsl luni, ami left linn hut a
wreck of himself. Btltlio was not incapable of
f;cncrous, or rather romantic acts; for during tho
turning of thu Putnam House, in this town, last
Summer, ho rescued two ladies from tlio flames.
In so doing, he scorched his left liand so serionsly
as to contract the tendons of two fingers, and this
very sear may lead to his apprehension. There is
no doubt alaint his uttcrilcsperatiou of character;
and if taken at aH, it will protiably be not alive.
So much for the persons concerned in the trag
edy at the Flat.
Herewith I encloso copies of the testimony of
the witnesses examined iHTorr the Coroners ju
ry, together with the slateineut of Gillson, taken
DETOsmox or doixie ADAMS.
State of California, County of Placet- ss:
witness being duly sworn, deposed as follow s, to
wit: My name is Dollic Adams; my ago is 47
years; I am the wife of Frank G. Adams, of this
township, and reside on tho north fork of tho
American River, between Cape Horn and Thomp
son's Flat; about 1 o'clock, r. MMay the Hth,
1671, 1 left the cabin, to gather wood to cook din
ner for my husband and the hands at work on
the claim ; tho trees are mostly cnt away from
tho bottom, and I hail to climb some distance up
the mountain side, before I could get enongh to
kindle the tire; I had gono about 500 roils from
the cabin, and was searchifi" for small sticks of
fallen timber, when I thouglit I heard somo ono
groan, as if in pain; I paused and listened; the
groan becanio mora distinct, and I started at onco
for tho place whence the sound proceeded; and
abont ten steps off, I dicovered the. man whoso
remains lie there, (pointing to tho deceased,) sit
ting np, with his back against a big rock; ho
looked so pale that I thought him already dead,
bnt he continued to moanantil I reached his side;
heariegme approach, hcopened his eyes, andjjeg
ged me, "For Christ's sake, to give nim a drop ot
water!" I asked hira, "What is the matter!"
He replied. "I am sliot in tho back." "Dancer-
onslyi" I demanded.. "Fatally!" ho faltered.
Without waiting to Sjestionhiinfurthcr,I return
ed to the cabin, told Zenie mv daughter tnSt
I had Seen, and jwnt her nffnna ran for t!m men.
Taking with mt a gourd Qf water, some, milk and
, , "" inougni rno poor gentleman migni
lc hungry aud weak, as wclLas wonndtd, I hur
ried back to his side, where I remained nntil "fa
ther as wc'all csH my husband casco witfc the
KANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1871.
men. We removed him as gently as we could to
the cabin; then sent for Dr. Leibner, and nursed
him until he died, yesterday, Just at sunset.
Question by Coroncr-Did you hear his state
ment, taken down by the'Aasistant District Attor-'
nevt A Yes, sir.
Is this your signature thereto as witness t
It is, sir. "Dolljds Adams.
DKrosmox of irlssx. v. adams.
Being first duly sworn, witness testified as fol
lows: My mime isXixenia Volumnia Adams; I
am the daughter of Frank G.Adams aud the last
witness; residing with "them on tho Flat, and my
age is IS years. A little past 1 o'clock on Suu
day last, my mother came ruuninginto tbe house,
and informed me that a man' was dying from a
wound, on the sido-hill, and that I must go for
father and -the boys immediately. I ran as fast
as my legs would caqjmc, to, where 'they were
"clearin" up," for they never clearedTup week
days ou tlio Flat, and told the news; we all came
back together, and proceeded to the spot where
the wounded man lay weltering in his blood; he
was carefully removed to the cabin, where he lin
gered until yesterday at sundown, when he died.
Question Did he speak, after he reached the
cabin t A. He did frequently; at first with great
Eain, bnt afterwards more audibly and intelligi
ly. Q. What did he say 1 A. First, to send for
Squire Jacobs the Assistant District Attorney as
he had a statement to make, and somo time after
ward, to send for his wife; but we first of all sent
for the doctor.
Q. Who was present when he died f A. Only
myself; he appeared a great deal easier, and his
wife had Iain down to take a short nap, aud uiy
mother hail gone to the spring, and left me alone
to watch; suddenly he lifted himself spasmodi
cally in bed, glared around wildly, and muttered
something inaudible; seeing me, ho cried ont:
"Run! run! run! lit-has it! Black Bart lias got
tho phial! Quick! or hell set tho world aiho!
See, he opens it! oh! my God! look! look! lookf
Hold his hands! tic him! chain him! chain him
down! Too late! too late! oh, tho flames! Fire!
fire! fire!" His tone of voice gradually strength
ened, until thu end of his raving; when he cried
"fire!" his eyeballs glared, his mouth quivered,
his body convulsed, and, before Mrs. Gillson could
reach his bedside, he fell back stone dead.
X. V. Adams.
Tlio testimony of Adams corroborated in every
Jiarticular thai of his w ife and daughter, bnt set
orth more fully the particulars of his demoniac
ravings. He w uuld'tastn nothing from a glass or
bottle, but wonld shudder whenever an article of
that sort met bis eyes. In fact, they had to re
move from tho room the cups, tumblers, and even
tho castors. At times, he spoke rationally; but
after tho second day, only iu momentary flashes
Tho deposition of tho attending physician, af
ter giving the gincral facts' with regard to tho
sickness of thepatient,audhis subsequent demise,
I found tho patient weak, and suffering from
the loss of blood, and rent,- wiiTwaut of nourish
ment; occasionally sane, but for the most part
flighty, and iu a comatose condition. The wonnd
was an ordinary gunshot wound, produced most
probably by tho ball of a navy revolver, fired at
the distance of ten. paces. It entered the -back
near the left clavicle, beneath the scropnla of the
fifth nnd sixth ribs grazing tho pericardium, it
traversed tho mediastinum, barely touching tho
nesopliagns, and vena azygos, but completely sev
ering tho thoracic duct, audlodging in thexiphoid
portion of tho htcniutn. Necessarily fatal ; there
was no reason, however, why the patient could
not linger for a week or more; bnt it is not less
certaid that from tho effect of tbe wound ho ulti
mately died. I witnessed tho execution of tho
paper shown to mo as the statement of the de
ceased at his request; andat tho time of signing
tho same, he was in his perfect sc.uscs. It was ta
ken down in my presence, by Jacobs, fho Assist
ant District Attorney of Placer County, and read
over to the deceased before ho nfiixed his signa
ture. I was not present when lie breathed his
last, having been called awny by my patients in
the town of Auburn, but I reached his licdsido
shortly afterward. Iu my Judgment, no amount
of care or medical attention could have prolonged
his life more than a few days.
Raul Leidxer, M. D.
THE STATEMENT OF THE DFCEASED
was then introduced to the jury, as follows:
lV-oplo of California vs. Bartholomew- Graham
statement aud dying confessiou of Charles P.
Gillson, taken is articuTo mortit, by Georgo Simp
son, notary public: On tho morning of Sunday,
the 4th day of May, 1871, 1 left Auburn alone, in
search of tho lwdyof the late Grgory Summerfield,
who was reported to have been pitched from tbe
cars at Cajio Horn, in this County, by ono Lconi
das Parker, smcedeccased. It was aot fully light
when I reached the track of tho Central Pacific
railroad. Having mined at an early day on
TbomiMon's Flat, at the foot of the rocky prom
ontory now called Cape Horn, I was familiar
with tho zigzag paths leading down that steep
precipice. Ouo was generally nsed as a descent,
tho other as an ascent from tho canon below. I
chose tho latter, as being freest from the chance
of oliservation. It required tho greatest caution
to thread tho narrow gorge, but I finally reached
the rocky benchabout 1,000 feet below tho grade
of tho railroad. It was now broad daylight, and
I commenced cautionsly tho search fur Summer
field's Iwdy. There is qnito a dense undergrowth
of shrubs therealiontii, lining the interstices of
tho granite rocks, so as to obwenre tho vision oven
at a short distance. Brushing aside a thick man
znnita hush, I In-held the dead man, at tho saino
time that another penon arrived like au appari
tion upon tho sjsit. It was Bartholomew Gra
ham, know ii as " Black KarU" Wesnddenly con
fronted each other, tho skeleton of Summerfield
lying exactly lietwecn is. Our recognition was
mutual. Graham advanced and I 4ld the same;
he stretched out his hind, and we greeted ono
another across the prostrate corpse.
Before releasing ray band, Black Bart exclaim
ed, in a hoarse wbispet: "Swear, Gillson, in tho
presence of the dead, tliat yon w ill forever lie
faithful, never betray lie, and do exactly as I bid
yon, as long as you liv!"
I looked him full in the eye. Fnto sat there,
cold nnd'remorsclcits as stone. I hesitated; with
bis left hand ho slightly raised the laps of his
coat, and grasped the handle of a navy revolver.
tSwear ! " again he cried.
As I gazed, his eyeliallsancnmed a greenish tint,
and his brow darkened into a scowl. "As your
confederate," I answered; never as your slave."
"Be-it so!" was hisonlj' reply. .
Tho body was lying on its back, with the faco
upward. Tho vultures had despoiled the counte
nance of evcrvvestiienf flesh, and left the sockets
empty. "Suow, and ice, and rain, had done their
work effectually npon the exj-oseil surfaces of his
clutlimj, aud the eagles had teastnt upon I nc en
trails. But. underneath, the thick beaver cloth
had served to protect the flesh, and there wfre
somo decaying shreds left of what had once been
tlie temule lint sccompiisnea uregory onmmer-fii-ld.
A glance told us all of these things. But
they did not interest me so much as another sjiec
tacle that almost froze ray blood. In the skeleton
grip of the right hand, interlaced, with the clench
ed" bone, gleamed the wide-mouthed phial wbich
was tho object of onr mutual visit. Graham fell
on his knees, and attempted to withdraw tho
prize- from tho grasp of its dead possessor. Bnt
the bones were urm, and when he finally'sucpced
ed in seenring'the bottle, by a sndden wrench, I
heard tho skeleton fingers snap like pine-stems.
u Holdthis a moment, whilol search the pock
ets," he commanded.
I did as directed.
Ho then turned over the corpse, and thrusting
his hand into the inner breast 'pocket, dragged
out a roll of manuscripts, matted closely togeth
er, and stained by roe winter's rains. A further
search eventuated in finding a foil of small gold
coin, a set of Derringer pistols, a. rusted, doublo
eged dirk, and a pair of silver-mounted spectacles.
Hastily covering-over the- body with leaves and
branches cnt from the embowering shrubs, we
shnddcringly left the spot. .
We slowly descended tho gorge, toward the
banks of the American River, until we arrived in
a small but sequestered thicket, where we threw
ourselves upon the ground. Neither had spoken
a word since we left the scene above dcscrilied.
Graham was the first to break the silence, which
1 to me liad become oppressive.
" Let us examine tup puiat, ana sco u ine con
tents are sale."
I drew it iortli from roy pocket, aad handed it
"Snlp.l lrniKtimlH-. anil nerfectlv secure, he
'added." Saying this, he delilieratclj wrapped it
up in a namuiercniei, anu piaccu u m m jwpw..
"What shall we do with our prize f" I inquired.
" Our prize 1 " As he said this, he-laughed de
risively, and cast a most scornful and threatening
glance toward me.
"Yes," I rejoined firmly, "our prize t"
"Gillson," retortei", Graham, "you mnst regard
mo as a consummate simpleton, or yourself as a
Goliah. The tattle is mine, and arise only. It is
a great fortune for ono, but of less value than a
toadstool for two. I am willing to dovide fairly.
This secret would be of no service to a coward.
He would not dareto use it. Your share of the
robbery of the body shall be those manuscripts;
vou can sell them to some lioor devil of a printer,
( and pay yourself for your day's work."
Saying tins, no tnrew Hie unnuiooi manuscnpis
at my feet: but I disdained, to tonch them. Ob
serving this, he gathered them up safely, ami re
placed them in his pocket. "As yon are unarm
ed," he said, "it wonld not be safe for you to lie
seen in this neighborhood during daylight. We
will both spend the night here, and jnst before
morning, return to Auburn. I will accompany
ya part of the distance."
With the tang froid of- a perfect desperado, ho
then stretched himself out in the shadow of .a
small tree, drank deeply from a whiskey flagon
which he produced, and pulling bis hat over his
eyes, was soon asleep and snoring. I approached
the ruffian, and placod my band on his shoulder,
He did not stir a muscle. I listened. I heard on
ly the deep, slow breathing of profound slumber.
Resolved not to 1 baulked and defrauded by ench
ajscoundrcl, I withdrew stealthily the vial from his
pocket, and sprang to my feet jnst in time to hear
tho click of a revolver behind me. I was betray
ed! I remember onlv a flash and explosion a
deadly sensation, a whirl of tho rocks and trees.
about me, a mucous imprecation irom ine nps ui
my murderer, and I fell senseless to the earth.
WlienJ awoke to consciousness, it was past
midnight. I looked np it the stars, and recogniz
ed Lima shining full in my face. The constella
tion Iknew passed the meridian at this season of
the year after I'i o'clock, and its slow march told
mo that many weary honrs would intervene lie
fore daylight. My right arm was paralyzed, but
I put forth my left, and it rested in a pool of my
own blood. "Oh, for but ono drop of water!" I
exclaimed, faintly; bnt only the low sighing of
the right blast responded. Again ,1 fainted.
Shortly after da) light, I revived and crawled to
the spot where I wi; discovered on the nest day
by the kind mistress of this cabin. You know the
rest. I accuse Bartholomew Graham of my assas
sination. I do this in tho perfect possession of my
senses, and with a full sense of my responsibility
to Almighty God.
Geo. SiMrsux, Notary Public.
Cuius. Jacobs, Asst. Dist. Attorney.
VERDICT OF THE JITUV.
Tire- billowing is a copy of the verdict of tho
Coroner's jury r-
Connty of Placer, Cnpo Horn Township In re.
C. P. Gillson, lato of saul Count v, deceased.
Wc, the undersigned, Coroiwrsijury; summoned
in tho foregoing case, to examine into the canse of
the death of said Gillson, do find that hceanie to.
his death at tho hands of Bartholomew Graham,
usuallv called "Black Bart," on Wednesday; tho
17th o'fMay, le71. And wo further find said Gra
ham guilty of murder in tlto first degree, and rec
ommend his iinmcdiato apprehension.
.Ioiix QriiXAX. Alfjc. ScianxEit,
P. McIxnuE, Wm. A. TilOMrsox,
(Correct): Titos. Alwtx, Coroner.
The nlsivo documents constitute the papers in
troduced before the Coroner. Should anything of
further interest ocenr, I will keep you fully ad
vised. PoWHATTAX JltXES.
Since tho aliovo was in type, wo have received
from our esteemed San Francisco correspondent,
W. H. R tho following letter: m
Sax Francisco, Juno 8, 1871. On entering my
office, this morning, I found a bnndlo of manu
script, which had been thrown in at the transom
over the door, lnlieled: "Tho Snmmerfield Mann
script." Attached to them was an nnscalcd note,
from one Bartholomew Graham, in these 'words:
"DeauSie: These are yonrs; you have earned
them.' I commend to your special notice tho ono
styled "Da Mundo Cnmbircnih." At a future time
you may hear again from Bartholomew Graliam."
A casnal glnuco at tho papers convinces me that
they are 'of great liteary value. Snmmerfield's
fame never htirued so brightljuas itdoes over "his
grave. Will you publish the manuscript I Yours,
f.uthfully, W. II. R.
JIM BCvTJSOS HISTORIAN.
Tlin New York correspondent of tho Boston Sun
day Times gives tho following interesting literary
You "have doubtless read "Little Breeches" and
"Jim Blndso," which have been going the rounds
of the papers the first for about six weeks; and
tho other for as many days. Col. John Hay, for
merly private secretary to President Lincoln, and
now attached to.tho editorial staff of thu Tribune,
is the anther of these oenis, which have brought
him so mnch wcll-dcscrvod though sudden fame.
He savs that two months am ho was lvim? awake
of nights, wondering how ho could .get enough
llieiar woin w &evi wui uuaj, niium iiiu ,ni.
fortnight he lias hail applications from threoprom
incnt magazines and naif a dozen newspapers to
write for their columns, andamost of them are
rcaily to let him write what lfo pleases and on his
own terms. Three months ago, Col. Hay sent an
articlo to an editor for examination. Tho manu
script was curtly declined; but within the past
ten i lays, tho samo editor lids paid two or three
visits to its author, and humbly solicilol some
thing from his pen. Ho would even accept the
article ho rejected; in fact, wonld take anything
ho could get. What a difference it makes with
an author whethor he is famous or not.
Many people imagine that poetry is written as
one would indite a letter to a friend, or mako out
a grocery bill. "Little Breeches" was written in
pieces. Col. Hay heard tho story one Saturday
eVcning, and tho next day, while sittiiiglnchnrch
and listening to a dull sermon, bo compimnl tho
last four lines of tho poem. Then bo Wmlo tbo
four lines that precede these last, and finished his
efforts for the day. The" next day ho wrote tho
fourth verse, and then followed it np with tho
fifth and sixth. Then ho wrote tho first, second
and third, and, after somo alterations and trans
positions, it assumed tbe shape into wbichit went
into print .... .
Jim Blndso was the work 'of a single morning,
and was written., verso after verse, pretty nearly
as ithad been printed. The story is a true one,
though tho names of Jim Blndso and the Prairie
tv.ll nm iirtitions. The hero was a resident of a
own in Illinois where Col. Hay onco lived. la
the first verse are tho lines:
"Where hsr yon fcs-n for the Uai three yesrs,
Ttti ran hst-nil heud fulks UU
Itnv Jimmy BlmUn pmswd hi Ma chips.
Tb nlnt tn mm limine jeu i
Col. Hay went to Europe at the close of tho war.
.and was Secretary oi Lgauon at xaruv ,
and other-place. Alter an aosenco onour or mo
years ho came back, and, while visiting the town
referred to, ho inqmred for a steamboat engineer
who formerly lived there. There was a look of
astonishment on tbo face of the-pencn to whom
he addressed his question, and. then he heard the
story which has become immortal in Jim Blodso.
He receives with the most liecoming modesty the
compliments that are pouring upon him from
all directions, and will probably try his' pen at
something in the same lino whenever hd feels tho
spirit moving him to do so. He says that he used
to feel that the papers were very kind whenever
they consented to receive and print his Terse
without paying anything for them. He wrote more
then than now, and is decidedly of the impres
sion that fiat tery spoils a man for bard work. Some
critics have accused him oC imitating Bret Harte.
There U this similarity in tho poems of tho two
men, that both are excellent, bnt the veins they
are working are quite different. AndasCoLHay
has been a writer of verses for more than a dozen
years, and followed the line he is now following
longbefiiro "Truthful James" or Tbe Heathen
Chiece""made their appearance, the charge of imi
twfioh has abont aa much foundation as the moon
Tn TthnT.v litCtlmft without performing
one gelieronskettablil. the dying hour, is "'j"
1 lite the Taltpat.tirv.wliith lAuasa not uutu uo
last year of its cxietCTC..
BT JOILt HAT.
RcadaX tit SeaMiTrinnial IS-m -truly tt
Jama, Xtw Twi City. Jmlf IS, IST1.1
In thu drrsnrnf the Xort hrrn pocb,
The brave who in battle die,
FI"M on in shaikwj phalanx.
Xn the flrM of the upper sky:
Ami u n read the MxinJing rhjmr
The reverent fancy hear "
The finally ring of the Tiewlraa swonls,
And the dash of the lxtral apeara.
Tfe think, with lmperfona questionings.
Of the brother that we hare lost.
And we strive to track, in death", mystery.
The flizht of each valiant ghwL .
The Northern myth cornea back to aa.
And we feel, thrown our sorrow's night.
That those Tonne aottia are atrivins still
Sumewhere for the truth and light. -
It waa not tbeir time for rest and sleep ;
Their heart beat high and strong :
- In their fresh wins the blood of youth
Waa ainelng it hot, aweet song.
The opru Heaven brat oTer them i
'Mid flowers their lithe feet trod :
Their Uvea lay Tivid in light, and Meat
By the eniiloa of women and God.
Again they come! Again I hear
The tread of that gnoiily band ;
I know the flaah of Ellsworth's eje.
And the gnup of his bard, warm hand;
Anil Pntnam, and Shaw, of the lion heart.
And an eye like a Boston girl's:
And I are the light of heaven which shone
Ou Ulrie Itahlgren'a curia.
la no power In the gloom of bell
To queuah those apirita lire;
There ia no charm in the bliss of heaven
To bid them not aspire;
Bnt somewhere in the eternal plan.
That atrength, that life survive.
And, like tbe nlea on loukout'e crest,
Above Death's clouds they atrive.
A ehoaen corns they are inarching on.
In a wider field than ours ;
T1k.sc bright battalinna still fnlnll
The scheme of the heavenly power ;
And high, brave thought float down to as,
The echoes of tbat far fight.
Like the flash of a distant pickets guns,
Through the shades of the severing night.
No fear for them! In onr lower fltld.
Let ns toil with arm unstained,
Tliat at last we be worthy to atand with them.
On the shining height they've gained.
We shall meet and greet in eloabtg ranks.
In Time's dt-cliulng San.
Thru the bugles ofGnl shall sound recall.
And the Battle of Life be wont
HOW TO BE RICH,
"Tho way to grt credit is to be punctual the way
to prttem it is not to e it loo macs. "Settle of
ten ; have short accounts."
Trust no man's apjicarance they are deceptive
perhaps assumed for obtaining credit. Beware
of a gaudy exterior. Kogncs usually dress well.
Thojich are plain men. Trust him, if any one,
who earrieslittlo npon his back. Never trust him
who flies into a passion on being dunned; make
him pay quickly, if there be any virtue iu tho
Beware of him who is an offico seeker; men do
not nsually want offico when they have any thing
to do A man's affairs are rather low when ho
seeks ofTico tat supimrt. Trust no stranger; your
goods are better thirn doubtful charges. What is
character worth, if -you make it -cheap by credi
tingall alive! Agreo beforehaud with every man
alwut-todoajob, and if large, pnt it in writing ;
if any decline this, quit or bo cheated. Thongli
yon want a job ever so mnch, mako all sure at tbo
outset; and in a all doubtful cases make sure of a
guarantee. Bo not afraid to ask it, it is the test of
responsibility; for if offence be taken, yon have
escaped a loss. If he lie in fact responsible, he
will like yon better, for he thus knows that ho is
dealing with a man who looks at tho end of things,
and may exiiect to lie well served. If not, ho will
bo provided and discharge yon instantly. Thus
you have in your power to protect yourself in any
doubtful case, by simply insisting on security.
"Onco well begun is twico done!"
No is a very useful wonl bo not afraid to use
it. Many a man has pined in misery for years by
not having courago to pronounce that little
Work for a man tliat is pnnctnal at less wages
than for him w ho is not; you get tho balance in
certainty of payment. Ono dollar snro is better
than two doubtful; and it will avail more upon a
shift. If you cannot get full wages take less
better so than liu idle.
Shun idleness as a disease. A shilling a day is
lM-tter than nothin-r. Tho very fact of being at
work will procure employ, by and by,jt a fair
rate. Men avoid him who is all the time strolling,
and may die for waut of employ.
If yon can Jlnd-nothing clso to do, read and im
prove your mind, and lit yourself for better doing
what ou mav have to do. Instruct your chil
dren; sco that they have good schools, visit them
occasionally, raice a glance at me ineiuou in v meu
they are conducted. Do yon think they will ever
respect you, or lio worthy of having, if yon neg
lect them in their youth, when the mind first
takes its bent and inclination? No man who has
a familv ever should say that he has nothing to do.
'Dr. Franklin once lived well npon about 50 dol
laraa year, including all expenses. One may, in
this country, carry himself well throngh with fess
Stroll not about begging patronage. What is
"Nothing, after your ability is known. Then if
you are fit for 'employ, you will have it if not,
a better man should. You must stand competi
tion; this is aIife.ofJasinca; get work by super
ior skill,- punctuality ifud attention. Men know
their interest, and will follow in spite of friendsihp.
fiive mo the'skill. and von may have all thepat-
I reus. Thcj will stick to you as long as you serve
ft hem licst no longer. If too many are in 'the
business, let.the balance dear out; they soon do
so if tho tmhlic do not falsely cherish them with
fair words of natronage,which mean nothing bnt
"every man for himself."
Itccollect the main point is employ, and not
fair words. One? man giving a job is worth forty
promising it. Promises are tho mill of mauy, ami
usually import nothing but a vitality to hope.
Many a man promises for mere good nature, and
will wantonly promise tho same thing to a hun
dred in a day and disappoint ninety-nine doubt
every man who has not strictly complied with
engagements. If hehasdissapoiniololhers, why
maybe not disappoint you f In fine, never think
you have money at. your command until it is ac
tually in your hand; and therefore take rare how
yon promise it. Neglect of such prudentials hin
ders men from liecoming rich, and produces hard
In a "Prize Essay on the Sabbath," writ fen by a
joumeymaif printer in Scotland, there occurs the
loiiowinc; ainiiiiiK 'm"t.
"Yoke-fellows! think how the alMtradion of
tho Sabliath would hopelessly enslave the work
ing classes, with whom we are identified. Think
Aflame thus Msncon In ons mnnotonons. anil
continuous and eternal cycle linilis forexrr on
the rack, the fingers forever playing, the eyelialls
forevrr straining, tho brow forever sweating, tho
feet forever plodding, and brain forever throb
liing, and shoulders forever drooping, the loins
fore ver aching, and the restless mind forever
scheming. Think of thobcantfit would efface;
of tiie merry heartedncss it would extinguish, of
the' giant strength it would tame, of therrsonrccs
of nature tliat it wraldcxhanst,of the. aspirations
it would crnah. of the sickness it would hrrrdt'sof.
tho projects it would wreck, of thcgroa.isit would
extort, of tho lives it would immo!atc,f the cheer
less graves it would prematurely dig. Seo them
toiling and moiling, sweating and fretfin;, grind
ing aud newiug, weaving and spinning, sutring-
and gathering, miming and reapicg, rsisiniuind
building, digging find planting, unbudrtig and
storing, driving aud struggling la -tlw garden
and in the field. In the granary aud tu the barn, in
the factory ami in the mill, iu th warehouse and
in tho id" on tbe nmnnfciin and in th ditch, on
the roailsido and in llurwuod, in tho city and in
the conn try, on Ihrsea atid-on the rlmre, on the
earth in days of brightness and of gloom. What
a sad picture would the world present if we had
The bcart that is tnss and warm ha no dial
fjr with, hnnr-marks and year-marks npon it;
like wooun of thirty-five, it never toils its age-
WHOLE NUMBER, 734.
SHORT PATENT SERMON.
My text (relating to the wifo business) is inclu
ded in these words: ' -v
Then eherWi hrrdesrlr.
And hue Iter sincerity;
Be faithful, indulgent and kind;
Make not a slight tuiing,
.A pretext for railing. ,
If soch joa should happen tu find.--
O, do not misuse her.
And never refuse her,
TVhen proper her wishes may be.
And thy cost, rare and InmUe
Shell recunipyne double,
Ily tho kindness shell lavish en thee.
My hearers I am not speaktng of horses, bnt I
do intend tn say tliat a wife is as nice a crea
ture to work in double Jianiess, if you use her
!ropcry, as a person need wish todrive; I mnst
told up I didn't mean oYirr, but pout. Yea.
she works well, if rightly served, .and badly if
abused; she won't put her trot over the traces, nor
hold liard ou the bit, with proper1 treatment; but
with severe and mijust management, she shows
the ;-characteristic of her sex, and which I,
for one, take the rcsonsiliilfty to admire. She ex
pects to le treated like a human, at least; and
when a brute of a husband endeavors to make her
a slave, and kick her alsmt like a dor. it must bo
supposed that she will throw herself npon her re
served rights a pair of tongs, a broomstick, or a
My frieuds n wife should 1 cherished dearly.
Consider the amount of love laid out to get her,
in the first place tho costs attending the prelim
inaries and the after expenses so cheerfully de
frayed. Cousiiter these, I say, and then think, if
you can, that she is not worth preserving and pro
tecting as a pearl or 'great price.' Ion take her
for better or for worse, jnst as you buy a colt. If
she prove better, you have reason to rejoice; but if
she turnout to ! worse, you must consider it your
misfortune, and ls-ar the burden as well oj you
can. The predicament was no fault of hers; sho .
didn't ask yon to take her; bnt yo popped the
question, and shu replied: 'Here, sir, I give my
self away now tako mo as lam!' So you sec,
yon are bound to cherish her under any circum
stances, let her lie good or bad a direct descen
dant of the do ii or a legitimate offspring of heav
en. My dear friends after you have got a wife, sco
that yon continue to love her sincerely; assiucero
ly, if not as warmly, as when yon first breaflicd
into her ear the tender sentiments of your heart.
Cling tu her with all tin affectionate tenacity of
a hop-vine; and when the temiiest winds of tron
blo blow, cling tighter still, like a coon to a limb
in n hurricane. Yon must love her, and love each
other, if you would keep fresh and bright the fair
est blossoms in the licuqnet of connubial bliss,
nnd see little-jiinip-up-johnnics ever and anon
springing np in your unwer-beds of domestic joy.
But 1 know how it is with yon, young husbands
yonr love is apt tu Isiil over in tho lieginning, and
put out the fin. then tho liquor grows cold by
degrees; nud sometimes so low in temperature,
that if tho thermometer were introduced, I think
it wouldn't stand a great ways from freezing heat.
Yon walk into tho matrimonial Eden, and imag
ine that donhlc-hreasted joys and india rubber
plcasnres arc forever to attend yon; bnt, directly
you fall afoul of tho fruit fill yourselves almost
to a surfeit and then say iu yonr inwards, ThU
I .lace isn't near so niro as I thought it was; I don't
;now but I would as soon bo out as in, nnd per- -
haps a littlo sooner! Oh,jim easily duped viB
tims of disappointment! you must not ralso yonr
anticipations of conjugal felicity to qui to so nigh,
ily hearers ! faithful to tho wife; pay all tho
attention you possibly ran. Boat homo evenings,
and at all times when sho has a proper right to '
expect you; bo kind and indulgi-ut tu her, as you
value her and your happiness; for if you foolishly
opimso a woman in her ways, you face an enter
prising and energetic tornado. You mustn't tako
advantage of any slight failing of her nature; but
if j ou find a flaw, instead of making tho crack wi
der by pricking and punching, you must cover it
all over with tho soft, soothing, and all healing
plaster of patience and yon will find that it is
her disposition to mend rot her than to make irm
ces. Oh, do not, I lie-sit-ch yon, my dear friends,
over misuse your lM"tter-!i.iIes! They were, nev
er fashioned or built of suflieient strong tlmler to
stand nbnse; but rather to lo cherished and pro
tected, liko hot-house plants as they are screened
from tho frosts and sheltered from the beating
storms of tho world. Xeier refuse them any wish
within the limits of your circumstances give
them a kiss when yon feel a disiosition to kick
do all in your power to phase them and no mat
ter what tbe cost, care and trouble will amount
to, they wtll repay jou with compound kindness,
and gladly look nflrr the 'little responsibilities N
attendant upon tho matrimonial state. So mnto
it be! . DoW,Jb.
Tke Maaagrment ot HouarUili Pets.
Hotr to Obtain. Bny your cago of a friend; this
will insure only giving dohble its value. A bird
fancier next will allow yon to pick a canary at
ten dollars; pay particular attention to tho sex,
as, if ynuwish itto sing, cock-birds are preferred
Iwforo hens. This, however, is not of vast impor
tance, as it is almost snru to turn out a hen when
you get it homo. Drive six or seven nails (before
you get one to hold) in somebody else's wall, and
hang it np the cage beingareful not to leavo
aboTe two dirty foot-marks on the chair.
food. Supply it every day excepting when
you forget, and then onco or twice n fortnight will
ib with canary seeds, sweeping up the) hnska
three or four times a day off tho carpet. In " ths
matter of water, all yon don't spill on ths carpet,
or it doesn't flirt out of tho cage, it may safely
Tmibnruk Whenever yon hare a1 moment to
spare, appear suddenly before the cage, so as to
make it Mutter. If cleverly done, this baa a very
pretty effect. Where j our timo is much occupied,
a eat will do; thry require no training. Ppend an
hour or so -each day in saying "Weet, weet" to" it;
bnt if in tJio course of a week it appears quite In
different, get a long darning or knitting needle,
and poke savagely at it., Mind and do not knock
more than one eyo out, or you may spoil yonr
bird; a feather or two plucked ont where it won't
hhow has often a Iwmellelal waking up effect. Let
it have plenty of air; hang it outside yonr win
dow, for mstanee; and live It there ail night; in
the morning, rise at fonr or half-past, and you
may witness! somo very- interesting spaaniodio
cramps, which will amply repay your trouble.
If the foregoing treatment is persevered in, you
will always lie oblu'to keep your pet but not
, u.Tke OU-lTlBO
Tlio following anecdote, which we find in Mr.
Cist's dejurtnient of tho Cincinnati Adetrtittr, de
serves a conspicuous place in every newspaper in
"In tliesei days of speculation, plunder, and do
generated morals, a recollection of the worth T
the high-minded fonndrrs of onr government is to
me likn tbe gushingof the cool spring to tho mills
day-traveller in tho heated desert- A friend re
late the following anerdotnof his hoyi-h days:
Having occasion to write, tc thougnt to. supply
Hiimselfwith a sheet of letter paper from the desk
of hi grandfather, who at the time had an offico
under the federal imvrrnmeni.
"What are yon doing there T" said tho old gen
tleman. "firtting a sheet if paper, sir."
"Pnt it back, sir. pgt it liaek; Hat ponrr klotgt
to the gorrrnmrnt of tie United Stattk."
The old gentleman liad the rourago tn affix his
name Hi a certain lneumetit,VWging 'his honor
And fortune' fin-its support, but he lacked the)
rotirage to appropriate to hi private use thu pro-,
pcrty of the government. How droU wonld bo
appear, were he among us now." '
A'WbIWiCiant. Kai had this peculiarity, that
Ida breath lasted nine Bights and nine days under
-water, and be could exist nine nights 3nd nine
days witkoftVsWp., A wound from Kara sword
no t,lrai,n ennbt IiMtt. Very subtle) Wal KaL
I When it pleased him he eonld render huaself as
t . .. .. ... ... i .t.-e.. I.JL.L..1
tall as ine nignesi, lice in mo .n maiiiai
another peesfiarlfy-o great was the heat of his
nature, that whe ii raml hardea-.wfcatover lie), -v
.irriml TniaJnrt! drV foT a MndrWLadth belOW W-V'
j his haBdfandtwhen hh companions WN'enWesti?'
it was tOiaeW aac una. waaai vo xigctaawi,
fire. - -& V
llEVraf reward the deist I Ing nuked, hluclt
one of tbe number.. .'
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