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Bishop, Peter Melendy, Cedar firtld, IMNljt I-'it I'OH liUS & COLKMA\r ATTOa\KYS A COVNSELLORHi AND GENERAL COLLECTINO AGENTS. Office in Overinati's block, Cedar Palls, Iowa. l:tf B. POWERS, O. J. COLMAt. 11. II. nERCUiTll, |1IYNICIA\ Ac Nl ilt KON. OfTioe InOw man Co.'s lirlck block, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Utri F. A. BRVAAiT, n. •. IHTSIOVA^ & SUROIi«X, Cedar Pnlte, Ia*A. Office and llesidence, corner of Fifth and Franklin Sts., a few doors West of American llotol. l:tt .*OI|\ KKltR, W. «. PHYSICIAN and SritOEOX, CMar Falls, i Iowa. OOioe and ItesidcBce oa corner of Fourth and Clay Street*. 2 tf VJrCedarPaBa, Towa. The al«ve HoWThasIat«»y l»en -wfthaeall. I have In connection with the above House a F®* br 2 1 A. II. JI-tKMIl, there 'bnt T'^as districted, njritgtvd, as I ,K.Vfl»T. ARTIFICIAL TEETH Inserted, from looked upon it. Suddenly I saw a foot but1 «ie to mi Kntjre Set^on any princjide practised l.y it -.yas in a fe W«e posillOQ ajlfl dctutcll the Prufessiou. Falls. I. Cliarjjes The Little Coffin. 'Twas a tiny, roaewood thin*, Ebou bount, ami glittering With Its stars of diver white, Silver tablet, blank and brijHit, Do way pillowed, satin lined, That I, loitering, chanced to 'Mid the dust, and scent and gloMB Of the undertaker's room, Waiting, empty, ah! fur whorwf •il) ,'i» -m& IN ADVAVOE. Cp»y one year, $ l.o| Delivered by Carrier, 101 ten Copies one year, 12.0| fifteen Copies one ye»r, lft.00 Twenty Copies one year, and Ah! what love-watehed cradle b*4' Keeps to-night, the nestling hei|,2 Or on what soft, pillowing breniljit. ,^ Is the cherub form at rest, That ere long with darkened ey#, Sleeping to no lulinhy, Whitely rolled, and still, and cflt^ Pale (lowers slipping from its Shall this dainty couch eufuld? Ah what bitter tears shall ataiV~ 1 All this satin sheet like rain, And wliat towering hojjes be hid 'Neath this tiny coffin lid, Scarcely large enough to bear Little words that must be there, Little words cut deep and true, Bleeding mother's heart anew—"t *Jtf Sweet, pet name, and "AUKS TWO P* Oli can sorrow's hovering plufliy Honnd our pathwuy cast airloo*,! i a n a k e n i n a s s n i By an infant coffin made From our arms an angel tlies, And our startled, dazzled eyes, Weeping round its vacant place. Cannot rise Its path to trace, Cannot see the angel's tacc THE MFSTERIOU9 SKETCH. TRANSLATED FROM TI1E FKF.NCII. At tho corner of the Ruo tK s Tralans, op posite the ehnpel of St. Sebald, in Nurein l)erg, there stands a little inrt, tall and nar row, with Dof surmounted by a plaster vir gin. In this inn I passed the saddest days of my life. 1 had ne to Nuremberg "to study the old German masters, but the want of money had compelled me to have recourse to painting portraits—and such portraits!— Fat gossips, with their cats on their knees, aldermen in perukes, burgomasters in thvee eornered hats, etc.—all brilliant with ochre and verinillion. From portraits I dccended to sketches, then to profiles at last, even these failed me. There is nothing mora pitiable than to have constantly at ^our heels a landlord with thin lips, a screaming voice, and an impu dent air, who never looses a chance to call out: Arc you going to pay mo soon, mon sieur Do you know how nuieh vour bill amounts to Oh, no of course this does not trouble you. Monsieur eats, drinks, and sleeps quietly. The good Lord takes care of the,little sparrows. Monsieur only owes two hundred florins and ten kivutzers." A mere trifle not worth the trouble of mentionin".'' Those who have not heard this gamut sounding in their cars, can form no idea of the horror of it. U'he love Qf art, imagina tion, the lofty enthusiasm for tfie beautiful wither at the very breath of such a rascal. You become weak and timid you lose even the sentiment of your personal dignity, and salute at a distance, and respectfully, the most clownish of burgomasters. One night, having not a sou in my pocket, and being threatened with a prison by the worthy master, liapp, I sat down on my truckle-bed and gave myself up to reflection. The thought of suicide entered my head and the more I rellected, the more desirable such an exit from my troubles appeared to my mind. So numerous and convincing were the arguments in its lavor which thronged upon me, that I dared not look up on _niy razor, lest th invsistable force of logic should compell me to commit bankrupt cy by cutting my throat. At length 1 blew out my candle, and tlirew myself 011 the bed, with a deUnnination to coaie to a decision the next day. My dreams were usually of the abomina ble Rapp my one desire, to get money that' I might rid myself of his odious presence, i But this night a singular revolution took place in my mind. In about an hour I rose, and wrapping myself in an old irrey coat, I began to trace oh paper a rapid sketch in the Dutch style—something .strange, fantastic, quite apart from my habitual conceptions. Imagine to yours If a sombre court, en closed by high, dilapidated walls. Those walls, garnished with hooks seven or eight! feet from the ground, suggests at once, slaughter-house. On the left through a trel lis-work of laths, you discern a quartern I ox, suspended by strong pulleys from the ceil ing drops of blood trickling from it collcct in a gutter obstructed by the ivfuse of the shambles. The light in the court- comes from above, where chimneys, and weather cocks, an I storied roofs of houses, ar lieved against an angle of the nky. extremity is a shed beneath It a wood-pile, upon which is a ladder, and scattered around are seen ropes, bundles of straw, a rabbit hut, and hen-coops, past service. liow did these hetrogemous details, come into my hadV I cannot tell. I had'no re meinbronce of any such place, and yet every stroke of the pencil seemed by its very truth fulness an exact copy. Nothing wa«s wuiil- rjsiou. OBt e 111 Overmans brick block. Cedar r_ ,." .alies waited upon at their residence if desired.— i gloUJiU. cpily tH it improbability, reasonable. l:tf 1 loiiowcu ifi.j^irallbn, and sketched it, withi:it stopping to account for my fancy.— "UANKK8,REAL ESTATE• INSURANCE AOEXT dr. suj At tW ft hol 1,1 15 Ce.Ur PalT7, Iowa. Exciiange on all parts of the Money Invested, and Taxes paid for non-residents at the Strono hand, W Ill"h grasped tier throat. araalcommission. It was a murder that I was sketching!— Itroadway Baak, New York. i I ^m my hands. The old Messrs. Geo. p. Bisseii4Co.,lfe»t(^.WWH^#»». woman—her face contracted by terror, her S 5 I w e o Branch Bank of tl»e state of lowa, at Dubuque. 3-tf hands grasping the arm of her murderer— terrified me. T'dared not look at her. But 1 lame Mid comniodlons StaiHe, with ood ostlers in attend- ™, But IlttlC remains aace. TJeOfliee of the Western Stage Company is at to he done. 1 Will compli te it to-trior row ., •Ws#J'!oase- Stages leave dally for the East, South and and, terrified by tl*e vision, I laid down again _1 upon the bed, and in five minutes slept pro- WESTERN HOTEL. foundly. FA.TONDBO, Proprietor, Main St., Cedar The n?xt day, as I was about to resnme Palls, iowa. TTits iinusc having changed hands, my work, a knock resounded at the door. and nndarfione a thoroiifh refitting and remodellnit, Is Come ready for the accommodation of the public. It la v_ ouie in, I called Outand a Ulan situated iu th? business part of Cedar Fa'.is. The propri- somewhat advanced in years, tall, thin and th« u.r« country atop at this Ilouse. i:tf nola. 1 he whole physiognomy of the man mtiFTN All KFW VrtllK B-IIAT€n- 4 ST0t*GHT0\% 4 fXMSS1?A*JLAW, NOTARY PUBLICS ia.Aau UI((I1.UIXNI)AOENTS, Butler Center, But htr Co., Iowa, will •iraSt&e hi Butler and adjoin* Conn paid to ColluutioiK, and remit-! are re A( the luj. on^Ue jigUt, a, of the sketch remained bar I did not know what to 1 put Thtiv the leg appeared, and a portion of the arc#»- United States aud Etirojie, b»u ht and sold. Mnnev loan-| WOllian, haggard, W-'Ul,. llallevtied, thrown «d on real estate and approved paper. Notes collected, down Oil the edge ofa Well, stru""-Ull«- a'^liliSt •j and proceeds remitted to any pnrt of the tinted States.— u._ At leDgUl U»V Whole ilgui.—an old 1 !Lu: u j-f *1° HOTEL/ the man—the murderer—to whom the arm Proprietor, Main 8ti*et, belonged I could not see hiui. It wad im- tn u enlarK«il andaowly. famished throughout, and I am pre-. slblc to lini. 1UJ .slveti il. pared to attend to the wants of all who may favor ine Tile Sweat drops Stood Ut)Otl my brOW. f.itScriif.,1 u-iil lf»f _n hif- clOHe,y impressed me strongly. I throw a glance upon my worm-oiitun t'limituro, Uttered dra» pcrics, and dirty floor, and felt humiliated but an Hpreekdal appeared to pay no at tention to these dt'tiiils. Master Ycuius," lie restuned, I jiarc come But at that moment bin eyes were arrested by the unfinished sketch, and he stoned Are 1 le stoned. skeS£r jhe re you the author of this asked, after a moment's pause. "Yes, sir." What is the price of it?" tril I do not sell iny sketches, sign for a picture." Ah said he, and lifting tho paper with his long, yellow fingers, he took an eye glass from his waistcoat pocket, and began to study it attentively. The silence was so great that I heard distinctly the plantivo buzzing of n fly caught in a spider's web. "And what will be the dimensions of tlte picture, Master Venius?" he said at length, without looking at me. Three et, by four." "And the prico?" "Fifty ducats.'' A an Sprcckdal laid the sketch down upon the table, and drawing from his pocket a long purse of green silk, began to slip the rings along. "Fifty ducats," lie said, and counting thetn out here they are.'' He rc.se, saluted me, and departed, while I sat'stupilied, listening to the clink of his ivory headed cane upon the stair ase. When I had recovered from my stupefac tion, I sat down to finish my sketch. A few strokes of the pencil, and it would be finished. But these few strokes M'ere out of my power. The inspiration was over. The mysteriuus murderer would not disengage himself from the convulsions of my brain. I tried again and again. I forced myself to draw °but the results were as discordant as a figure of Raphael in a Dutch inu of Tenicrs. At this moment, Rapp, according to his praiseworthy custom, opened the door with out knocking. Ilis eyes fell upon the pile of ducats, and lie shrieked:— Ah, ah I have caught you, Monsieur painter You pretended you had no nlouey and he extended his crooked fuigur/s with that nervous trembling which the sight of gold idwnys produces in a miser. Tile '"ciueub rance of all tho in*t)fts had suffered from him, exasperated inc. With a single bound, I seized him, and thrusting him over the threshold, flattened his nose with the door. The old uiiser shrieked —, "My money! thief! robber! my money I" till every lodger in thu house ran out, asking, What is the matter?'' I opened the door quickly, and with a single stroke of the foot sent Master Rapp rolling down the staircase. "That is the matter," I tid and closing my door, 1 doul de-lock jd it, while the shouts of laughter from the neighbors saluted the old miser 011 his progress down stairs. The adventure had inspirited me, and I resumed my work with some prospect of suc cess but an unaccustomed noise soon inter rupted my labors. It was the dick of arms, and the tramp of men ascending tho stair case. A cold chill ran over me. ('an I have broken that rascal's neck and arc they coming to seize me V There was a knock, at my door and a rough voice said In the name of the. law, open I thought of escaping by the window over the roofs but a vertigo seized me at a mere glance at the dizzy height. Again the sum mons came "Open, or wc will break down the .door!" I turned tho key, and saw the Chief of Police. I arrest you he said, and made a sign to two men, who seized me by the collar, while the others rummaged my garret. March w:ts the next order, and 1 descended the stair case, supported under each arm, like a con sumptive in his third stage of illness. They put me into a lpckney-coach. 1 asked what I had done, but they oidy ex changed significant smiles. Soon a deep shadow enveloped us the steps of the horses resounded under a vjiult. We had entered the prison. The jailor shut me up in a cell as tranquilly as if lie had been putting a pair of stockings in a drawer, tfunking all the time of something else. 1 looked around my cell. It had been newly whitewashed, and there was nothing upon the walls but a rude sketch ofa gibbet drawn by my predecessor. The light came from ail aperture niue or ten feet from the iioor, and th furniture consis ted of a heap.-pi' straw. 1 sat down upon the straw, with 1113 hands round My knees, and gave myself up to despair. I had killed Rapp. He had denounced me befojv dying. I should bo hung as his murderer. I started up, coughing as if the hempen crftvat already pressed my throats*. Again the jailor appeared, and ordered me to follow him. He conducted me through long galleries to a sombre hall, with benches arranged in a semicircle, opposite which on an elevated seat, were two persons, with their backs to the light, and their faces in shadow but as one of them turned to his companion, I recognized the aquiline profile of Van Sprcckdal. lien oath them, at a low table, was seated a clerk, tickling the tip of hi? ear with the feather of his qtiilf. "Christian Yenius," sard t*an Spnckdal, where did you get this sket'-h?" showing mc iny nocturnal work, of whv-h they had taken possession at the time of my alTCSt. I am the author of it." her 0 was a long silence. The Heric took down my answer and as I lixt ned to the scratching of his pen, I wonder 4 "pproximating eyes, his large aqinline nose, hislolty, broad, and bony brow Cedar Fall*, Iowa, —had something severe audi in posing, lie saluted me gravely. JI. Christian Vc I ji. iiriMiitu /enitis, theartiat," te said, ucs-f is my name, sir." But bowed again, adding:— 1 .rfj The Baron Freduric. Van Spreck'ial.' nw»lifs»inuw paid to ColWkon», and remit-» of the state. Titles examined, I Ane apparition my poor jrurrt of trm w jfrorW business p«miniMtf v a Coiiec- fich amateur, Judgo of tho Criminnl Court, Never." WI But Tittle M1 what that had to do with the ki k. 1 had given to Rapp. ".You are the author, of. U'*5'r *aid Van Sprcckdal where did you get the subject V" 41 It is a &uey sketch." "You have uot. popied, thue4eta2Ep wjiore'r'' i No, sir I have imagined th-m all. And tliis woman," pursued th jutlg'e. V who is myr(Tei cd on th^e»%i of the well have you imagined her allb?^ J,rn"""' Undoubtedly." You have never seen her?'*'in,J i Van Spreckdal rose, as if indignant, then seating himself, he appeared to consult his colleague in a low voice. '•Suddenly hfe Mid to the jailor: Take the prisoner to tho carriage, Wc are going to the Metrerstrasse I was placed in a carriage with two police men. One of. thinu, on the way, otf.-jed a pinch of suufl" to his comrade. I eiten^ my fingers mechauically to the box. He drew it quickly Ijj^ek. XU« fyiood liiount^d. into my lace, and 1 turned aw^iy my head to conca! my emotion. If you look out of tHs window/' said the man of the snuff-box, we shall tJc obliged to put manacles on y«n." When the carriage stopped, «ne of them alighted, while the other U Id me by the col lar then, seeing his comrade ready to rqceive me, he pushed me out rudely, We entered a narrow alley, with broken, irregular .pave ment. A yellowish moisture stood on the walk), exhaling a fetid odor. I walked in darkness, with t¥9 men behind mc. Farther on appeared the light of an interior eourt, As I advanced, a feeling terror took pos session of me, like the unnatural horror of a iiiifiiiiwi CEDAR FALLS, IOWA," 'FRIDAY, MAY 18, 18(50. Go on cried one of the poHccntcn l»c ltind «ne( uutfiing his band on tny shoulder^ "march:'' My terror was 110 longer instinctive, when I saw before me the court which 1 liad sketched tbv nighf bf'ftiv* walls garnished with hooks, the wood-pile, the ladder, Ihe rab)it-hut, th hen-coop, etc. Not a sky-light, great or small, high or low, not a cracked window-pane, not a single detail had been omitted. I wasthun dor-struck at this strange nevelatinn. Near the well were tho two judges. At their feet was the old woman, lying on her back, her long gray hair straggling over her form, her face livid, her eyes unnaturally wide, her tongue between her teeth. It Was a horrible spctacle 1 Well 1" said Van Sprcckdal, ii) solemn tone, what have you to say f* I Was silent. 4 1 '1 Do you confess that you threw this wo man, Thcrest Hecker, into this well, after having strangled her, that you might steal her money?" No," I cried, "no I do not kndw this woman. 1 have never Seen' her. May God help me!" That is enough," Jhe replied, in a dry voice, and disparted with his companion. I was rftrrifrl bark to the prison in a state of profound stupidity. I knew not what to think. My conscience, even, began to trouble me. I askud myself if 1 had not really assas sinated the old woman. I pass, a wretched night of doubt, bewilderment, despair. With the dawn soiae of my black thoughts disappeared. 1 felt more confidence in my self, and, at tho sauio time, a desire to nee what was going on in the world without.— Other prisoners before me had rlimed to the narrow aperture. They had dug holes in the wall, that they might mount more easily. I climbed there in my turn, ami when, stretch ing my neck forward, I saw the crowd, the life, the movement, tears flowed' abundantly dow n my cheeks. I thought no longer of suicide. 1 experienced the strongest desire to live. They might condemn me to the hardest labor, might attach a cannon ball to iny leg, if they would olily 1ct me lire} to live was to be happy. The old market opposite my window, with its rook like an extinguisher resting on heavy pillars, offered a line spectacle. The old wo men seated by their basket of vegetables, their cages of poultry nitd ba.4cets of eggs behind them thu Jews, old clothes dealers, with faces the color of box-wood the butchers, with naked arms, chopping incut at their stalls the peasants, with large felt hats plan ted on the nape of the neck, their hands bo hind their backs, and smoking tranquilly their pipes then the noise, the tumult of the crowd, the tones of the voice, the expressive gesture, the unexpected attitude, which be trayed at a distance the progress of a dispute, or paint the character of an individual—all this captivaUxl mc and in spite of my sad position, P.It happy to be in the world. While I was looking on, a man passed, With his Imck bent, bearing an enormous quarter of beef on his shoulders. His arms The blood rushed to ury licaW. I descen ded into my cell. My whole frame trembled. I i s e I s a e e w i a a choked voice. He is then-—there—and I —I am bound to die to expiate his crime.— What shall I do what shall do A sudden thought from heaven inspired ine, I put my hand into my pocket—my crayons were there. Then, springing to the wall, I began to trace the scene of the mur dt*r with almost supernatural energy. No more uncertainty, no more hesitating exper iments. I knew the man. I had seen him. I reproduced him before me. At ten o'clock the jailor appeared in mv cell. His owlish stupidity gave placo to ad jfjiration. u Ts it possible ^O^efl/ sfandififlfon tfie threshold. were.naked, his elbows in the air, and his corruption, doth your Father in Heaven pre head inclined on his breast. His floating hair, like that of Salvatoi's Sicfembre," con cealed his face and yet, at the first glance, a thrill ran through my veins. 11 is he I exclaimed *R^•• "Go seek my judges," I said, pursuing my work with incr ased exultation. "They are waiting for you u the crimson nail,'" he replied. "T wish to make frome revelation," I con tinued, putting the last touch to my myste rious personage. In a few minutes the tw^o judges canto.— They looked on stupifled, WTtn one hand extended to the picture' aftd 'trembling in every* limb, I failed out:— There is the assassin Many yu^r«i have parsed since this terrible adventure. I no longer cut profiles, or paint portraits of Imrgomasters. By dint of labor and perseverance with the ble.ssmg of God, I gain mi honorable subsistence by such la bors as can alone satisfy the aspirations of a true artist. Jiut tho remembrance of the nocturnal skutch has never left me. Soiue tunus, in th!' midst of my finest efforts, the thought returns, and I lay down my pallet -and dreaui for hours. li«w ootild a crime, committed by a man I do not know, in a place which I had never Seen, be ro-producud under u»y pencil, even to its smallest details 'i Was it chance rant Schiller was right when he said:—" The umuortal Foul does not sliare the imperfec tions of matter W Famous Apostrophe to Water. Some time since we alluded to tho famdvi apostrophe to water, which James li. Cough, the eloquent lecturer on temperance has ed at a barbecue which Denton had prepared, and to which he invited strangers. It had been rears since we read the incident, and wo are delighted to find it in an exchange, credited a Texan paper. We feel sure that our readers will be equally delighted with its perusal.— Pit tufa try iHxpatch. The smoking viands were arranged on the table by scores of slaves, and the throng pre pared to commence the sumptuous meal, when a voice pealed from the pulpit, loud as the blast of the trumpet iu battle: "Stay, gen tlemen and ladies, till the giver of the barbe cue asks (iod's blessing!" Every heart started, every eye was direct ed to the speak.-r, and a whisperless silence ensued, for all were alike struck by his re markable appearance. He was almost a giant in stature, though scarcely thirty years of age. His hair, dark as the raven's wing, flowed down his immense shoulders in masses of natural ringlets, his eyes, black as midnight, beamed like stars, over a face pale as Parian marble, calm, passionless, spiritual, and wear ing a singular, undetinable expression. Th.heterogeneous crowd, hunters, gamb lers and homicides gazed in mute astonish ment. The missionary prayed, but it sounded likenoother prayer ever addressed to a throne grace. It was the cry of a naked soul, and that soul a beggar for the bread and water of heavenly life. He ceased, and not till then did become conscious of weeping. I looked around thro' my tears, and saw hundreds of faces wet with rain. Now, tny friends," said the missionary, partake of Cod's gifts at the tabic, and then come ami sit down and listen to his gospel." It would be impossible to d?scribe the sweet tone of kindness in which these simple words were uttered, that made him on the instant five hundred friends. One heart, however, in the assembly, was maddened by the evidence of the preacher's wonderful power. Col. Watt Foreign exclaimed. fn litter ing tone: i- K a. Mr. Paul Denton, your revcencc lias lied. You promised us not only a good barbecue, but better liquor. Where is the liquor?" There!" answered the missionary, in tones of thunder, pointing his motionless finger at the matchless Double Spring, gush ing up in two strong columns, with a sound like a shout of jov, from the bosom of the earth. There he repealed, with a look terrible as lightning, while his enrniy actual ly trembled at his feet. There is the liquor of God, the Eternal brews for all his children. Not in the simmering still, over smoky fires, choked with poisonous gases, and surrounded with the stench of sickening .odors ami rank pare the precious essence of lite, cold water. (i SpreckiW, af^a^ouioyt's sjj^ncc asked his name. ".I do not know it," I answered "but ho is there now in the market, Iri the third stall at the left, chopping meat." What do you think o1'it?""said he, turn ing Inwards his coU«m,ue. 'jiJiet.thejn Jiiid the man," replied the oth or in a grnve tone. Some of the keeper* went out to obey the trder. The jud^ts pi nutixid standing, look ing ad die. picture. I sank down upon the siraw with iny head botweun my knees, ex hausted with excitement. s The noi.sij of bteps beneath the resounding archus uf tile eurridor aroused me. The man entered. Van Sprcckdal |oiuted in silence to the picture. lie lnokod :ti it a moment, turn ed pale, tiicn, with a roar which chilled us with tenor, he struck oulhisejioruiousarius, and with oil" bound vwu out of the door.— There W LS a fearful Contest in the: corridor Wv,heard the panting respirations, of the butcher, low uupreeations, briof words, and tlui souud of struggling feet. It was over.— The man iv-cuteivd. His head was bowed his eyes bloodshot his hands liOund behind his back. Jl fixed his gaze once mure upon the picture, appeared to refloct, then, in a voice, as ifsj»eaking to himself, he said: "AVhy could have seen me ?—at midnight." ljHa» suv«d MADE A No! And, besides what is chalice, after all, that her husband had not left tho money, but but the effect of a*«aiMi» of wtiich we areigino- would call on the landlord and pay the rent just as soon as he could collect it. The land lord had been looking at the pretty woman all tho while and being by thi i time capti vated with her charms, he offered to give her IKSII the body sleeps, it un- foUU its radiant vviiu^s, and wanders, God ®.'receipt in full if she would givo him one knew? vlntVr. Nafrno is bolder in her re- The little wife was boiling over with allitics than the imagination of in its!"T*th 'n instant at tho proposal, and said wildest fancies." to him-in a tone that made him'titigle from head to heels "Sir, my husband and I are Nature is a patron mrud-of^U-work^ docs Very poor, and it may come hahl to pay the best whnvtaiMt medcUud witln rent but I tell you we are not so poor but what we can do our own kissing." The rnwm t'fcol Meat* v:. the pure liut in the green glade and the grassy dell, where the red deer wanders, and the child loves to plav, there God himself brews it and down-—down iu the deep valleys where the fountains murmur and the rills sini? and high on the mountain tops where the naked granite glitters like gold in the sun where the storm clouds brood and the thun der tones crash, and away, far out on the wide, wide sea, wherjf. the hurricane howls music, and the big v^ives roll the chorus, "sweeping tho inarch of Ciod,1" there He brews it, that beverage of life, health-giving water. And everywhere it is a thing of beauty gleaming in the dew-drops, singing in the summer rain, shining in the ice in, till all the trees seemed turned to living jew els—spreading a golden veil over the setting sun, or a white gause around the midnight moon sporting in the cataract, sleeping in the glacier, dancing in the Fall shower fold ing its snow curtains softly about the world and wavering the many-colored iris, that seraph's zone ol the sky, whose woof is the i sunbeam of heaven, all checkered over with celestial flowers iy the mystic hand of re fraction. Still always is it beautiful—that blessed life water. No poison bubbles on its brink its foam brings not madness and mur der no blood stains its liquid glass pale widows and starving orphans weep not burn ing tears on its clear depths no drunkard's shrinking ghost fiom the grave curses it in words of eternal despair. Speak out, my friends would you exchange it for the de mon's drink, Alcohol?" A shout like the roar of a tempest answer ed, "No!" Critics need never tell nie again that back woodsmen are deaf ^o the divine voice of elo quence, for I saw at that moment the mis sionary held the lieaits of tho multitude as it were, in the hollow of his hand, and the pop ular feeling ran in a current so irresistable that even thu duelist, Watt Foreman, dared not venture another interruption during the meeting. SCIRNTIFIC TKRMS.—It soflins that the Indi vidual who attempts to mount tho ladder of Fame from the area of tho Prize Ring, has to climb by many and very unpleasant "rounds." A detailed account of'the Great Fight, pub lished in JMT.i l.ifi tells us that the combat ants stni'-k each other with innwlrys and bunches of fives upon the head, the nut, the com*, the conk, the canister, the noddle, the mug, the knowledge box, the nose, the sneezer, the snorer, the snuffer, the snuff-tray, the nozzle, the nozzard the eyes, the ogles, the optics, the peepers the mouth, the kiss or, the whistler, tin oration trap drawing' the blood, the claret, the ruby, the crimson, the home-brewed, the gravy and in some instances knocking the unfortunate knocker off his pins, his pegs, his stumps, ami his foundation, to say nothing of boring, fibing and iewting him to grafted, Wbe.w»ofe the belt? MISTAKE.—A landlord in one of the northern counties, more exacting and rapacious than landlords arc apt to be, ami that is saving a good deal, called on one of his tenants for his rent. The man was a mechanic and away from his home at work but the light of his house, a pretty little wife, was,there, who received the landlord kindly, and asked him to be seated. He said he had called to receive the rent duo. She told him An English papor rfays, that (iuneaal Dred landlord left, and lui not called again for his I ous opportunity of showing forth hig own A Good Joke on Gko. Caiii Tho senior, Mr. Guy, of the National Hot it ushiii^tun, lK'nrs u likt-M' ss to (Ji-ntTi otlur night. Since this hou«e has bcec.tv the crack hotel at the Capitol, it is quite it II, and at this time, the uew comer nect:'saril\ for the first night, was sent to th upper to sleep. Coming down stairs the next morn ing, a little cross, nut Gviur:d Cass th i who has a fine suit- of rooms in the h:dl. stepping up to him, and in language inor fU'eible and rapid than elegant, said: I II be tl if I'll stand it! You hnv out me at the top of the house. I nuis have a room somewhere lower down." General Cass, inttrposmg and m-rvonsb Sir, you arc mistaken iu the person re addressing. I am General Cass yoi of Mi I. gnn." Stranger confusedly, snys, Reg your pai don, (c ncrnl Oass—thought ft was my ol friend Guy. Beg a Ihoustmd pardons, sir.— All a mistake, all a mistake, all a mistake, I assure you, sir." The General passed out of th" building, bv soon returned, and n» luck would have it, the stranger met him full in the face again, but ill anoth-T position. This time lie was sure lie had mine host, for the S nator from Midi itran, he knew, had just gone out. So th granger stepped boldly up, slapped the Get Yenrtily and familiarly on the shoulder, laiiued: By heavens, Guy, I've got a rich sell t. relate. 1 met okl Cass up stairs, just now, thoivrht it was you, arid began cussing hiu. about mv room." (Jen. Cass, (with emphasis,) "Wc'l, mnn, you've met old Cass again! Stranger sloped and has not been heard from since. MKUKIMEXT AT HOMI:.—There is no enjoy ment more conducive to health and content in nt than amusement at home. Don't be afraid of a little fun at home, good people Don't shut up your houses lest the sun fade your carpets and your hearts, lest a heavy laugh should shakedown some of the musty old cobwebs there! If you want to ruin your sons, let them think that all mirth anc enjoyment must be left on the threshold with out, when they come home at night. When once a home is regarded as only a place to eat, drink and sleep in, work is* In gun that ends in gambling houses and reek It ss degre dntion. Young people must li#vo fun and relaxation somewhere if they do not have it at their own hearth-stom s, it" will be sought after in other and perhaps less profitable places. Therefore, let the lire bum brighth at night, ami make the home most delightful with all those little arts that parents so per fectly understand. Don't repress the buoy ant spirits of your children half an hour of merriment around the lamp and firelight at home blots out the reim lnbrancc of many a care and annoyance during the day and the best safeguard they can take with "them into the world is the unsusn influence of a bright little domestic sanctum. The Russian coi respondent of the lLondon TeUyrnfth writes thus: At Moscow a physical phenomenon has been cciitly obs rvt d, s.u« u.s v\ ul«l have giv n rise to the creation ofa whole cycle of fantastic myths in the time of the world's infancy We learn from a paragraph in the leading pap rs of that city, that at a quarter to ten o'clock on the night of the 1st or 2d of March, a star to the south-west of the Gri-at Hear suddenly commenced to wax larger, as sinning at the snni" tim the color of iron at a red heat, but without the appearance of a spark or rays. In this condition the star continued until half-past tleveii, varying in the intensity of its light, and alining the size of a half-moon. A little before midnight the dimness began to increase, and at twelve o'clock th star had entirely disappeared. In its stead a short black speck was to be notic ed by the light of th' other stars, which were unusually brilliant that evening. It remains for nstrouoiui rs to des rib., and for poets to sing, the destruction of the luminary, which for aught we know, may have been the abode of a race superior to our own. A 80HBWUAT verdant looking individual called upon a jeweler in Montreal, and stated that lie had managed to accumulate, by hard labor for the past, few years, some seventy live .dollars, that he wished to invent it in something whereby he might muke money a little faster and.he had concluded to take some of his stocf: and fiddle it out. The jeweler selected what he thought would s 11 rapidly, and the new pedlar started on his lirst trip, lie was gone but a few days when he returned, bought as much again as before, and started on his second trip. Again he re turned and greatly increased his stock. He succeeded so well and accumulated so fast, that the jeweler one day, asked him what profit he obtained on what he sold? W ell, I put on bout five per ctm|." The jeweller thought that a very finiall profit, and express- as much. 44 Well" said tho pedlar, I don't know as I exactly understand about your jtcr cent, hut au article for which i (my JO*, OM dollar, gmeraUy adlfur jitcJ" FR.ATrr.RY A DIFFICVLT QVKSTION ANSWERED.—Can •nyhody tell why, when Eve was manufac tured from one of Adam's ribs, a hired girl was not made at tho same time to wait on her h'xi/nthi/f. e can, easy 1 Because Adum never camo whining to Eve with a ragged 44 INFLUENCE OF STARTI.INO 44 lx PRAYER.—Says I)r. Porte* e Suppose, as pastor of a congregation, you make the closing prayer on Sabbath aft a brother in the ministry lias kindly preached for you through the day. You aliude to his sermons in turns, such as worhljy politeness employs on common subjects, that is, in rms of direct compliment. In thus canceling an obligation to a fellow-worm, do you not offend against the sanetitr ofthe plan-and the occa sion I have no doubt that int -lligont and conscientious people often feel, on this point, a degr.-e of impropriety in the habits of min isters and the same habits are sometimes carried to a greater extent in more private de votions, such as acknowledging the hospital ties of families." JOHN D. DEFKUES, writing from Wash ington to tlio Indianapolis Journal (his old paper,) says: Twenty years ago I was a looker on at the doings of Congress. The two men who attracto the most attention, were William Cast Johnson of Maryland, and Thomas F. Marshall of Kentucky. They were the most brilliant orators—the 4 observed of all obser vers.' Mr. Johnson died in this city a few days ago, a pauper and an outcast, unnoticed and nnlamented. The papers, a few days ago, informed us that Mr. Marshall is the in mate of a hospital at Huffalo, diseased and miserable, and about to di of course, is the cause Iri temperance, of all this." A Suspicious Man—He'd search, a pin pmihion for treason, aud see daggers in nee dle owe. When any one injures us W« should rc momb- that God presents •I wua w| |vi itt.ut ri« 111 us the most glori- i NO. 10. stocking to be darned, a collar-string to be sewed on, or a glove to be mended right away, quick, now Because ho never read the* newspa per until the sun got down behind the palm trees, snd then stretched himself, yawning out, Ain't supper most ready my dear?" Not he. lie made the fire and hung over the tui-kcltle himself, we'll venture, and pull ed the radishes and peeled the bananas, and did everything else that he'd ought to Ho milked the cows, and fed the chiekms, and looked after the pigs himsi If. He never brought home half a dozen friends to dinner, when Eve hadn't any fresh pomogranates, and the mango season WHS overt He never stayed out till eleven o'clock to a 44 ward meeting," hurrahing for tin cut and-out can didate, ami then scolding because poor diar Eve was sitting up and crying inside the gates. To be sure, he acted rnllur cowardly about npple-gathiring time, but thin that don't depreciate his gentral usifulniss about the garden He never played billiards, nor dro'-c fast horses, nor choked F.vc with cigar smoke, lie ncvr loafed around corner gro ceries, while solitary Eve wns rocking little Cain's cradle at home. In short he did not think she was especially created for the pur pose of waiting on him, and wasn't under the impression that it disgraced a man to lightt n his wife's cans a little. Th tt's the rcison that Eve did not need DISCOVERY.—During thesitti»j| of a court in Connecticut, not long ago, offjt very cold evening a crowd of lawyers had collected round the open fire that blazed cheerfully on 'the hravth in flic bar-room, when a traveler entered, benumbed with coM but no one moved to give him room to warm, so lie leaned back against the wall §B the back part of the room. Presently a smart young limb of the If# addressed him, and the following dialogue took place: 41 Yon look like a traveler?" 44 Wall, I suppose I am I came all tfM way from Wisconsin afoot, at any rate." From Wisconsin? What a distance to come on one pair of legs 14 Wall, I done it, nny how.'1 41 Did you ever pa^s through hell In any of your travels?" 44 Yen, sir, I've been through the outskirts,** 441 thought likely. Well, what are (fee manners and customs there? Some of would like to know." O, you'll find them much the same as this place—the litwijcrs nit nearett the Jira A DUUCATE OIHRATION.--Tn New \(tffc city they aie now lowering a l.-trge thirty inch Croton water pipe, running through Ht'h Av enue, to a depth of ton feet hi low its present position, ami it is considered an extraordina rily delicate operation, from the fact that tho water continues to flow in it, and if the pipe should become disjointed that part of the city would become inundated before they could shut the water off. The pipe will not touch its new bed in any one point until the exca vation has been completed the whole length —about a mile and a half. During the p«p. gress ol the work it is necessary that ine most watchful care should be exercised. SOME amusing scenes occurred at the hi ECHO.—What lb. XEWKVAPKHS.—It has b*n said that two-thirds of nil ihe men in the nited States, who take newspapers, will vote the Republican ticket next fall. There is a great deal of wisdom, as well as self-corn* incmlation in this, and we say to Ri publi can^ that the first efficient step to be taken in forwarding the work for lS'tift, ix to circu fatr f't)iuMi-im Journal». If men will read and think, we may rest comparatively easy as to the result. Men of means and" influ ence should see to this thing. Wc want tho truth disseminated, and win revi it is stut tered look out fur a harvest. The easiest way to help the cause is to circulate the news papers in your neighborhood, and lit it b$ & matter of consultation, contribution—form ft club ami have stated meetings, and canvass the merits of the parties—ibin is work and looks like oiganization. Tin. re are thous ands of voters who are ignorant of the prin ciples and olijects of the Republican party, except what little they have iv'S II hired girl, and we wish it was the reason that none of her fair descendants did \—Li/c II lv*t rated. been taupht by its adversaries. Many honest men, who have little time to investigate thoroughly, would lend their influence in the right direction if once convinced that it is for their interestr.— tkntihel. !f quet given to the Japanese at San 1 One California official, in his anxiety to gain some insight info the Japanese vernacular, passed some ice cream to his left hand neigh bor, with the words, "Snow, Ice, fley I What-e call cm in Japanese?" To which the gentleman from Jcddo, not understand ing this inti lligihlc medley, replied, "Betty and continued to discuss the luscious compound. must bo done FO conduct newspaper right? Write. a farmer to A W hat is necessary to hiln V System. What would give a blind man tho greatslrt delight? I.ight. AV hnt is the best counsel given by a jus tice of ihe peace? Peace, W ho commit the greatest abominatioigf Nations. What is the greatest ti.rriflcr Fire. THe celebrated .John Fo.-ter thus doscri&Mk tt bigot: lie sees religion not as a sphere,, but a line, and it is a line in which he is mov ing. lie is like an Atnean btillalo—see right forward, but nothing on the right or left.-— lie would not sec a 1 gion of angels at the di.sl.ancc oi' tw J'irds ou the at Jha otUtr. Tr yWt-wrmt to render year fni?ftnnd un haj-py, hlamu him for everything he doe*, right or wrong, scold him for doing this or that, before you know whether he did it- y It is very well for little children to In lambs, but very bad thing for them to gMjtar up sheep. We hear of a man who is so slow in his movements that he has to wear spurs toktep hi.s shadow frojn treading on his heels. Self defense Is the dearest of all laws tttd for this reasOn—the lawyers didn't make ft. The tears of the compasionate are sweeter than ilcwdrops falling from vote* oft tb* fljl* com of the earth. A bachelor editor who hid ,v pretty sister, recentIv wrote to another bachelor equally nli-ao* Tphiniw."