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The Iola register. [volume] (Iola, Allen County, Kansas) 1875-1902, February 20, 1875, Image 1

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be paM tor in advance.
Local and Special Notices, 10 cents a line.
All letters In relation to business in any way
Connected with the odce should be addressed to
the Publishers and Proprietors .
Alluo A rmixa.
NO. 8.
Business Streriorn.
IIVTalcoH District Judge
N r Accra, Probate Judge
Wb Thrasher Coupty Treasurer
II A Necdham County Clerk
G M.Brown, Register of Deeds
J II Richards County Attorney
U3I Simpson, ...Clerk District Court
J Brvan .Superintendent Public Schools
JLWowliD, Sheriff
Lyman Rhoades, surveyor
if imrruie. j
Aivpiowland, S Commissioners
Isaac Bonebrake, )
W C Jones, Mayor
L L Lowe '. Police Judge
John Paxson,
S I Stauben I
X, Walker, V Councilmen
C SI Simpson,
: v TtM. I
1. 1. Northrop, .Treasurer
ji vt laicoit, iyic
JNWooUomea Marshal
C D Briggs, Assistant Marshal
Corner of Jefferson avenue and Broadway St.
Services every Sabbath at 10K a. m. and "p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evenings at 7 p. m.
II. K. Merit, Pastor.
fVirtipr Madison avenue and Western Street.
Services 10K a.m. and 7 p. m. Sunday School at
S. S. m. J . tt . I'INlLEKTU.t, srasior,
On Sycamore street. Services every Sabbath at
10Ka.ro. andTn.m. Fravermeeting on Thurs
day evening. Church meeting at 4 p. ru. on
Maturuay Deiore ine urst saouaui in eacu iuuuui
Sabbath School at 12 o'clock ra.
C. T. Floyd, Pastor.
Secret Societies.
A. F & A. Masons meets on the first
and third Saturdays in every month.
Brethren in good standing are invited
toaiiena u.w. iau.uji( i . ju.
. J. N. Whits, Scc'y.
I. O. of Odd Fel
lows hold their regular
meetings eery Tues
' dav evening, in their
Avr iaa mm-rn hi rn imiii (Him iniiiiiiz
brethren in good standing, are inviteii toaiiena.
W. C. Jones, sec'y.
H BANCROFT, Proprietor. IOLA, Kas is.
. This house has been thoroughly reiiaired
and refitted and is now the most tlesirable place
in the city for trav elers to btoii. No pains will be
.pared to make the guests of the Leland feel at
home. Baggage transferred to and from Depot
free of charge. "
R1C11ARD PROCTOR, Proprietor. Iola,
Kansas. Single meals S3 cents. Day board
ers one dollar per itay.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Iola, Allen connty,
Kansas. OOice on Mudiaun a enue, one door
eastofWm. Davis. Caes before any of the courts
of the State will recciie careful attention. All
collections promptly remitted.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Iola, Allen county,
Kansas. Ha the only full and complete set
of Abstracts of Allen county.
J. C. Mltiuay J. II- RiciiAims,
County Attorney.
J Money in sums from SJuu 00 to 85.0J0 00
loaned on long time upon Improved Farms in
Allen, Anderson, n oodson, aau .aeosno coun
ties. Scwclers.
Beiiairer, ai the iostoffice, Iola, Kansas.
Clocks, Watches and Jewelry, promptly and
nttiir ivtviiml and warranted. A fine assort
ment of Clocks, Jewelry, Gold pens and other
fancy articles, wnien win oe soiu cneap. i
L Having located In Iola tor the purpose of
repairing iiuns, irisiuis, mwju, imiuwa-iiw
kinds of Jewelry, I ask those who may have any
-trnrk in mv line to iriiemea trialas I warrantail
work to give satisfaction. A good assortment of
notions tor sale. Gold pens and Sewing Machine
Needles a specialtv Remember the place, first
lonr east of Washington avenue on north side of
Madison avenue.
vi7Trp.rtrJnft l-Vmri-i A tin' Draff Store
J Itesidence on Washington avenue, 2nd door
.south Neosho street.
COUNTY CLERK. Conveyancing carefully
done, and acknowledgements taken. Maps
and plans neatly drawn . .
T TNDERTAKER, Madison avenue, Iola, Kan
J sas. Wood coffins constantly on band and
llearsealways in readiness. Metalic Burial Caes
furnished ou short notice. .
change for work.
TAILOR. Iola, Kansas. Scolt Brother's old
stand. Clothing made to order in the latest
and best Styles. Satisfaction guaranteed. Clean
ing and repairing done on short notice.
The Iola register.
Devoted to the Interests of Iola and .Mien
county. Makes
Local News a Specialty.
Contains a good assortment of general news and
condensed State News.
Of all kinds, such as
Done in good style, and at reasonable prices.
The lilly.drops its pearly leaves,
And fades the beauty of the rose;
But virtue fairer colors weaves,
As fadeless as the drifting suows.
No lrosts affection's smile can blight.
Or take one love-look from the face;
And hope can give the eye a light
The storms of time can not efface.
Give me a face that shows a soul
As pure as morning's rosy light;
Its beauty fades not, nor grows old,
But shall remain forever bright.
All other forms of beauty fade;
The rose of health shall die away;
But beauties by the mind displayed
Shall live through ail eternity.
I had command of the old "Evershot,"
a good ship, and one which had put
much money into the hands of her own
ers. She had been built for the India
trade, and, with the exception of one
voyage to Smyrna, she had stuck to the
purpose for which she had been put to
gather. On the occasion of the present
adventure I was bound for India, with
an assorted and valuable cargo. I had a
few passengers, among whom were three
officers going out to join their regiments
after a long furlough in England.
We had doubled the southern capes
of Africa; and were working well into
the Indian Ocean, when a lookout in the
foretop reported a sail directly ahead, in
the line of our course.
"Some homeward bound Indiamen,
probably," remarked Sir. Lee, my mate.
The wind was now a little south of
east, so that we stood upon our course
north-east with freedom. The coming
ship had been heading directly towards
us, but as we came nearer, she seemed
inclined to keep away to the westward.
"Is it an English ship?" asked one of
my passengers a gray haired old man.
I told him I thought it was. Just as
I answered, my second male came down
from the foretop where he had been with
a glass. I observed that his face wore a
troubled look, and that he was anxious
to speak, and his glance at the aged pas
senger gave trie to understand that he
cared not to speak iu his presence. I
took the hint, and walked forward. At
the gangway, Sir. Becket, the mate in
question, stopped me.
"What is it?" I asked.
"Captain," he replied, trembling, "the
ship ahead of us is the 'Dorset!' There's
not another ship from England with a
figure head like hers. Those three
Graces, with their flowing drapery, are
not to be mistaken."
"Are you sure the ship in the distance
has that figure head ?"
"Yes, sir; you'll be able to see it from
here pretty soon."
"But," said I, "the 'Dorset' has not
yet had time to reach Sidney, let alone
getting back as far as this."
"Of course she hasn't," acknowledged
Becket; "but," he added, casting a
quick glance around, "didn't you ever
hear of ships being turned from their
true course without the orders of their
proper commanders?"
"Ah 1" I uttered thus much, and then
bowed my head beneath the stroke of
my mate's intimation.
"You remember what sort of a cargo
the 'Dorset' took out?" Becket suggested.
I remember very well ; for I had met
her captain on the very day before he
sailed, and dined with him. He was
one of my oldest and best friends Harry
Bumsted his name was, and as good a
sailor as ever trod the deck. The facts,
as I knew them, were these : The "Dor
set" had sailed two weeks before I did,
taking out twenty-three convicts, who
had been sentenced to transportation.
These, of course he was to drop at Syd
ney or Port Jackson ; and as he had part
of a cargo for that place, he was to make
that his first port. So I knew that the
"Dorset" had no business to be running
out from the Indian Ocean at this time.
"What do you think about it ?" asked
Becket, who had been watching me nar
rowly. I asked him to let me take the glass
and with it I went upon the horse-block,
and set the focus. The coming ship was
now so near that her hull was up, with
her figure head entirely upon the water
line. I turned the glass in that direc
tion, and a moment's scrutiny told me
that my mate was right. There could
be no mistaking the three graceful en
tertwined figures that adorned the head
of the "Dorset's" cutwater. They were
beautiful in appearance.
"Sir. Becket," I said, stepping back to
his side, "that is the 'Dorset' and no
"So I am sure. And what do you
make of her present course?"
"What do you make of it ?" I asked,
not for want of information, but from a
shrinking from being the first to give
words to a terrible truth.
He answered, promptly,
"I think the convicts have taken the
"So do I!"
And having thus spoken, I walked aft
to where my first mate stood by the
wheel, and taking him aside told him
my fears. He leaped upon the rail, and
gazed off upon our neighbor, and was
soon by my side again, and greatly agi
tated. "It is certainly as you say, captain.
What shall we do f
"Aye what could we do? The ship
was now withiu half a mile of us, and all
question as to her identity was at an
end. We knew her to be the "Dorset,"
and it was equally evident that the con
victs had by some means gained posses
sion. "She had not only convicts," said Lee,
"but there were men among her crew
not fit to be trusted. One or two of
them, at least, I knew for as precious
scamps as ever went unhung."
This made the matter till worse. Of
my whole available force I could muster
but thirty men, counting the three able
bodied passengers. I had set five of my
crew on shore at St. Helena, ill with
fever, and had been unable at the time
to make their places good. On board the
"Dorset," in all probability there would
be three-and-twenty convicts, and very
likely a part of the crew. From Sir.
Lee's representation it would be safe to
conclude that a majority of her crew
might be found in mutiny. What
should we do ? To allow the ship to
pass on under such circumstances seemed
hardly the thing for an English officer,
and to openly engage such a force would
be sheer madness. I asked my officers
what they thought, and they could only
answer that I must think, and they
would stand by me. And the three mil
itary officers said the same.
During this time the ship in question
bad been nearing us, we having steered
so as to speak to her, and when she was
near enough under our lee bow, I hailed
"Hallo!" was the answer.
"What ship is that T
"The 'Ocean Star.'"
"Where are you bound V
"To America."
"Do you belong there ?"
"Aye, aye !"
At this point she had ranged ahead far
enough so that I could see that she had
the American ensign at her peak, which
had been before hidden by her canvas.
There were from thirty to forty men
leaning over her rail, and I knew that
we could not openly overcome them. I
cannot tell how I felt at that moment;
but I know, had I been near enough, I
would have boarded tier at all hazards.
What had become of Harry Bumstcad
and the few men who might have re
mained faithful to him ? While thoughts
were whirling painfully through my
brain the "Dorset" passed on, and as she
passed, I saw a face at one of the quarter
windows. I opened my glass and level
ed it. It was the face of Captain Harry
Bumsted, and he waved a handkerchief
with every sign of distress.
I was becoming dizzy and weak with
shame and pain, when an idea flashed
upon me that caused me to leap and cry
out with joy. It came full formed like
an inspiration from Heaven.
"Put the ship upon her course again,"
I ordered.
"We can do nothing?" said Becket,
"Wait," said I. 'It isn't too late yet"
"But "
"Hold on! When I have my plan
shaped you shall know it."
It was now quite late, for the sun bad
touched the horizon of the waters when
the "Dorset" passed us. I watched the
receeding ship until darkness and dis
tance hid her from me, and I knew she
was bound for the Atlantic. I bad seen
her shorten sail for the night, and with
the last view she had been steering
south-west. .
As soon as the curtain of night had
fallen, I ordered the ship to wear around
upon the other tack, and having set her
course due south, I crowded on all sail.
When all had been belayed on the new
tack, the officers and men crowded
around, anxious to know what I meant.
"I mean," I answered, "that I will
have those villains safely in irons again
if I can."
"But how?" came from half the crew
at a breath.
And I told them.
"Our ship is by all odds the swiftest
sailor, even with equal canvass, but now
that the 'Dorset' has only topgallant
sails set over double-reefed top-sails,
while we are now carrying everything,
we shall shoot ahead fast. By midnight
I calculate to be enough further south
than she can be to make a run to the
westward, and lie in wait for her. We
know her course and by faithful reckon
ing cannot fail to strike it."
"And what then r
"I can tell you better when the time
comes. Stand by me, and I'll be care
ful." The breizo held good and fair, and
with studding-sails below and aloft we
spanked on until midnight, at which
time I knew we must be much further
south than the "Dorset." Then I
changed the course to west-south-west.
and at three o'clock after careful compu
tation, I believed I was where I should
As soon as this had been decided I
gave orders for heaviug-to and taking in
sail. I sent down the lofty yards, sent
the top-gallant masts on deck, and
housed the topmasts.
While this was being done the passen
gers had been bringing the arms on deck
and making them ready, and I had more
than enough for a cutlass and a brace of
pistols for each man.
I had just got the pumps rigged when
the lookout aloft reported a sail. I
hastened forward, and I could distinctlv
discern the sharp lines of the top-hammer
of a heavy ship against the sky. I
put myself in her way, run up. signal
lanterns, and set men at work at my
When she had come near .enough she
put down her helm, and laid her course
to run under our stern. t
"Ship ahoy 1" came from the "Dorset"
- -for I had distinguished her figure-head
and I knew her.
Fearing that the villains might recog
nize my voice, I instructed Lee to
answer for me : 1
"Aye I aye I Send us a boat We've
sprung a leak, and are sinking!"
"Who are ye?" .
"The 'Amphitrite.' of Liverpool"
"What have ye got aboard T'
"Furniture, and provisions, and a
hundred thousand pounds in gold!"
The "Dorset" hove to and lowered a
boat, which was very soon alongside full
of men; and villainous men they looked
to be as they came over the side.
"Ye haven't settled much in the
water," remarked one of their number.
"We've kept the pumps going until
we can't pump any more," I said.
"Well, where's yer gold ? Let's have
that first"
"This way," I said, moving towards
my cabin-door.
When abreast the after pump I gave
the signal agreed upon for the men to
stop pumping; and in a moment more I
gave another signal agreed upon. I
shouted : '
"Down, every man !"
The man of the mutineers nearest me
fell by my hand, and others fell as
quickly. Only fifteen men had come off
in the boat, and as they were taken com
pletely by surprise they were captured
and ironed before they could fully un
derstand what was the matter.
"Ship ahoy l" I shouted through my
trumpet, imitating as nearly as possible
the voice of the man who had fallen
under my hand.
"Hallo!" came in reply.
"Send another boat We can't bring
half. Hurry ! The old thing's sinking !"
Another boat soon came alongside
with ten men in it As they came over
the rail they were taken from behind,
and secured without bloodshed.
Sly course was now simple. We had
five-and-twenty of the villains safely
under our charge, and having seen them
so securely bound that they could not
move, I called twenty-four of my men
into the two boats alongside, leaving
only six in charge of the ship. We pul
led for the "Dorset," and as we came-to
aider her gangway we saw a few men
looking over the rail ; but we had taken
the precaution to put on the Scotch caps
of the convicts, add they did not suspect.
Becket was the first upon her deck and
I followed.
"Got the gold?" asked a burly fellow,
whom I recognized at once as th'e boat
swain of the ship, and one of the r recious
villains of whom Lee had spoken.
"It is in the boats," answered Becket.
"Rig a whip, and we'll soon have it
The fellow turned round to see to the
rigging of the whip. I saw that my men
had all come over the side, and I gave
the signal. We bad no particular need
to be careful of life now, for prisoners
on board my ship had confessed the
crime of which those bad been guilty
who held the "Dorset" in charge. The
chief of the mutineers I cut down with
my on hand. Beside him there were
only sixteen to deal with. Four others
were killed outright, while I lost not a
man. They were overcome and secured,
and then I made my way to the star
board quarter galley, where I found and
embraced Captain Harry Bumstcad.
In the hold we found fifteen of the
crew in irons. Bumstead explained to
me in a few words what had happened.
Only six days before the boatswain, who
had shown much insubordination during
the voyage headed nineteen of the crew,
who had joined him, and having set the
convicts free, they made an easy victory
over the others. The first and second
mates they had killed, and the boatswain
had been in favor of putting all his
prisoners to death ; but the majority of
the mutineers as well as most of the con
victs, refused to have it done. So it had
been arranged that the captain and his
fifteen true men should be set on shore
upon the first out-of-the-way island that
came in their way.
After due deliberation it was arranged
that Bumstead should proceed to Syd
ney with his fifteen faithful men, he
feeling assured that they would be safe.
I helped him iron and secure his prison
ers, and then I took the mutineers of his
crew aboard my own ship. There were
fifteen of them, five having been killed
during the conflict
That morning the "Dorset" stood
away for Australia, while I put my head
once more upon my course. We arrived
safely in Calcutta, where I delivered up
my prisoners. Before I was ready to set
sail for the return voysge, captain Bum
stead joined me, and very shortly there
after we saw the mutineers suffer the
extreme penalty of the laws which they
had outraged.
A circuit preacher in Slissouri prayed
for rain one night at a farmer's bouse,
and the farmer, who had a horse race
arranged fur next day, was so mad that
he turned the good man out of 'doors.
Swimming Two Huortd Miles.
In the steamship "Queen," which left
this port recently, there was as one of the
passengers the noted Paul Boynton, pearl
diver, life saver, and man fish in general.
He leaves on a dangerous experiment,
which is none other than to make a sea
voyage in a life-saving suit It is his in
tention to drop overboard not less than
two hundred miles from land, either
after leaving New York or before reach
ing Liverpool, when he will be left to
the mercy of the waves until he shall
meet with a parting vessel. Mr. Boynton
is confident that he will come out all
right in the matter and prove the value
of the dress. This is a rubber suit or
armor of peculiar pattern, containing
compartments which, when inflated, it is
claimed, are able to float a man of any
weight in safety. The one taken by
Boynton will weigh fifteea pounds, and
he carries with him a rubber bag, two
dozen signal lights, two pounds of chease,
six pounds of crackers, one piece of
bologna sausage, one axe and one bowic
knife for sharks, signal flags, rockets, an
extra suit of clothes, and a large double
bladed paddle with which to propel him
self. Mr. Boynton is a man of fine
physique, and weighs about one hundred
and eighty pounds. On the Jersey coast
he claims to have saved seventy-one
Frank Buckland thinks it would be
well to revive the hunt after wildcats as
game which supply a delicate dish for
the table and an excelent pelt as well.
In former times the chase of this animal
was almost a national sport in Spain.
The season was in October and Novem
ber, and the bunt begun with a grand
procession. At the end of each day the
town was re-entered in procession, and
the hunters headed by the mayor, sat
down to eat the cats. The meat was
said to be "exqujsit, in the .opinion of
every one who has eaten it It is white,
like the flesh of a rabbit, but more deli
cate, and of much finer flavor." This
opinion seems to be borne out by the
price, which is twice that of a good hare.
But the use to which the skins were put
is really remarkable. The fur took the
place of ermine in the robes of the kings
of Aragon, who used it in their corona
tions and other ceremonies. Made into
parchment it was used only for acts of
Parliament and royal ordinances. An old
register dated 1491, is written on this
material, and each leaf is certified, at the
top, to be of true wildcat skin. Upon
learning of this, Sir. Buckland annouue
ed that he means to try to make parch
ment from the skin of the common cat
The Power of Sniff.
Dr. Rudolph Voa Gurdengeld, chiet
physician in the Bavarian army during
the Napoleon wars, tells the following :
"Once I was gathering plants in a small
forest near Slo-sen. Suddenly I came
upon a man who was lying on the
ground and whom I at once supposed to
be dead. On drawing near to him how
ever, I perceived that he was alive but
in a fainting state. Vigorously I shook
him : at last he opened his eyes and
asked me in a lamentable and scarcely
audible voice whether I lud auy snuff
with me? When I gave a negative an
swer he fell back into his former condi
tion. I now went in search of snuff, and
was fortunate enough to meet a peasant,
who kindly came with me to the faint
ing man, aud gave him some pinches of
snuff. The man soon recovered, and
then he told me he had to travel a cer
tain distance as messenger, and on start
ing in the morning bad forgotten to take
his snufT-box. As he went along so vi
olent became his craving for snuff that
he was completely exhausted, and had
fallen down in a swoon at the spot where
I found him. But for my opportune
arrival he said he must surely have
Ignorance and Crime.
We doubt, says the Scientific American,
if more striking evidence, of the necessi
ty of compulsory education laws and the
provision of means for their rigid en
forcement could be found than appears
in a suggestive fact in the pages of a. re
cent report of the National Prison Associ
ation. This volume which is filled with
copious statistics of prison convicts in
this country, deals incidentally with the
cause of crime, making its deductions
from the various prison reports of the
mental and social condition of the incar
cerated. Ignorance is proved to be the
worst evil with whitch a community
must struggle. Forty-eight per cent of
all the convicts in the United States can
neither read nor write, and only one per
cent of the eggreggte have acquired a
superior education. We trust that the
enforcement of the compulsory laws al
ready enacted in some of the States, will
soon justify the wisdom that prompted
them, and lead to an improvement in
the average education of the lower
It's an even thing in Rome, if you
give a beggar ten cents, he will bless
your soul, and if you refuse to give any
thing he will bless your eyes.
Forty girls will run after a snob with
a gold-headed cane, where one will shy
up to a fellow with sound horse sense.
Tie Nitioial flraige.
At their late meeting at Charlestown,
the Natiocal Grange last night adopted
the report of the Committee on the Cen
tennial Exposition, declaring that no
provision has been made whereby the
Patrons of Husbandry can be represent
ed as an association at that exposition,
as the commissioners have provided no
adequate plan through which the agri
cultural products of the country can be
systematically and fully represented.
They therefore recommend that further
consultation be sought with the direc
tors of the exposition to ascertain whether
a modification of their plans may be
effected so as to secure the recognition of
American agriculture. The committee
suggest that there be a full exhibition
of plants, with product stock of wool
and silk agriculture, and say in conclu
sion : "We deem it a part of our mis
sion as patrons of husbandry, to produce
among our people a proper interest in
the approaching celebration of the hun
dredth anniversary of American inde
pendence, and to use our best endeavors
to have it do the most good possible, not
only by exhibiting the progress and
power of a great nation during the first
century of its existence, but by cement
ing the band which shall unite our peo
ple for the future. In furtherance of
these views we trust the entire manage
ment of this grand exposition will be
conducted on such broad, liberal and
upright principles as shall best tend to
harmonize our states, and aid in spread
ing the peace of a millenial age among
the nations of the earth."
The committee, to whom was rcfered
the resolutions regarding the extension
of government aid to the Texas & Pacific
Railroad, presented the following reso
lutions, which were unanimously adopt
ed: Resolved, That the National Grange
earnestly invites the attention of Con
gress to the necessity of the speedy com
pletion of the Texas & Pacific railroad,
and ask of that body reasonable aid to
the company which has inaugurated this
great national enterprise under such
cautionaVy restrictions and safeguards as
the prudence and wisdom of Congress
may desire to guarantee the government
against loss and protect the agricutural
interests of the country against unjust
discriminations in the price of transpor
tation. A Peddler's Wonderful Ride.
A peddler named Jonas Slarburger has
for many years tramped over various sec-,
tions of this and neighboring counties
soiling his wares; and by a consistent
course he has won the confidence aud
esteem of a large number of acquaintan
ces. On Tuesday afternoon, about 5
o'clock, the peddler opened bis pack in
the kitchen of a man named Eshelstaub,
in Albany township. The farmer's wife
purchased what she desired, and the ped
dler according to the custom of that
neighborhood, wns asked to remain for
supper, which he did, and subsequently
determined to stay all night
About 9 o'clock the peddler was shown
to a large garret under the toof where he
was to sleep. The family retired and
nothing unusnal occurred until some
time near midnight, when the farmer
was awakened by the barking of watch
dogs and the tramping of horse's hoofs.
He arose and looked out of the window
towards the barn when an extraordinary
sight met his gaze. The dogs were in an
adjoining field, and strange to say, there
appeared to be a ghost riding about on
one of the farmer's young horses. The
farmer called the hired man, and on go
ing to the garret with a lantern they
found the bed which had been occupied
empty, and the peddler gone, but his
clothes still hanging on a chair, where
he had evidently placed them. The
farmer and the hired man went down
stairs and found that all the doors were
locked as they were before they retired.
Going out they found the horse still on
a full gallop under the direction of his
mysterious rider. The hired man
watched his chance, caught the animal
and under close examination found that
the rider was the peddler who sat there
like a statue, and was in a complete
stateofsomnamblnism. He had nothing
on him except bis shirt, undershirt,
drawers and stockings, and notwithstand
ing the coldness of the night he was
prespiring freely when lifted down. They
could not waken him properly until he
was led into Wa house, and when he
came to his senses he seemed to know
nothing of what had occurred. He
seemed startled at being out of bed and
down stairs in such appareV Subsequent
examination showed that the man in
this strange state had worked his way
out of a trap door to the roof, and thence
down to a roof of a back building, and
thence to the ground.
During a trial the Judge called a wit
ness. No one answered and an elderly
man arose and solemnly said "he is gone."
"Where is he gone?" asked the Judge, in
an under tone. "I don't know, but he
is dead," was the guarded answer.
A lawyer once asked a hotel-keeper the
following question: "If a man gives
you a hundred pounds tit keep for, him,
and die, what do you do? Do you pray
for him?" "No sir," replied the land
lord, "I pray for another just like him."
BriagugtkeLudlord iiDesL
"What do you charge for board?"
asked a tall Green Mountain boy as he
walked up to the bar of a second-rate
hotel in New York: "What do you
ask a week for board and lodgings?"
"Five dollars." "Five dollars! that's
too much ; but I s'pose you'll allow for
time I'm absent for dinner and supper T"
"Certainly ; thirty-seven and a half
cents each." Here the conversation
ended, and the Yankee took up his
quarters for two weeks. During this
time he lodged and breakfasted at the
hotel, but did not take either dinner or
supper, saying his business detained him
in an other portion of the town. At the
expiration of two weeks he again walked
up to the bar, and said: "Spose we
settle that account ; I'm. going in a few
minutes." The landlord handed him his
account: "Two weeks board at five
dollars ten dollars." "Here stranger,"
said the Yankee, "that is wrong; you've
made a mistake; you've not deducted
the times I was absent from dinner and
supper 14 days 2 meals per day, 28
meals at 37 cents each 10 dollars and
50 cents. If you've not got the 50 cents
that's due me, I'll, take a drink and the
balance in cigars."
In a late speech Senator Morton said :
The idea that we are a nation, that
we are one people, should be a plank in
the platform of every party. It should
be the central idea of American politics,
and every child should be, so to speak,
vaccinated with this idea, that he may
be protected from the political distemper
that has brought such calamity upon
our country. The man who does not
possess the sentiment of nationality is
intellectually and morally weak in many
of the great positions and trials of life.
It is an element of strenght and courago
to feel that you belong to a great nation
that loves liberty better than any other,
and is not surpassed in wealth, power,
and valor. When the mind of the nation
is fdlly saturated with the sentiment of
nationality that we are but one people,
there will be no danger, though our
boundaries como to embrace the entire
How thoughtful we need to be in our
ways of doing good I We try to confer
a favor, aud perhaps we wound the
tenderest susceptibilities; we seek to
give comfort, and by a want of gentle
tact we jar the most sensitive nerves of
grief. Or perhaps we give" physical re--lief
in some inconsiderable way, and we
break down independence of spirit and
destroy the power of self-help. When
we can aid others to walk, we should not
try to carry them. It is well to study
God's dearinz with ourselves, if we are
Christians, which aves the soul while
it weakens none of its powers. He de
livers from the curse and terror, and
then restores to soundness that we may
walk at liberty keeping his command
The Nebraska Superintendent of Im
migration gives the result of inquiries
into the history and habits of the grass
hopper, in which he states that from
extensive experiments in Kansas, .Ne
braska, Iowa and Minnesota, it is ascer
tained that no eggs have beeen laid that
will hatch the coming spring, except in
a part ot one coanty in Kansas.
Orchard erass is now attracting unus
ual attention, and writers in the agri
cultural papers, who claim to have ex
perience, recommend it as superior even
to timothy, on account ot its produc
tiveness and capability to withstand
drought, while it is claimed that in point
of nutrition they are about equal.
The Garnett ' Plaindealer says that
Kansas has been afflicted with chinch
busrt. crasshopers and drouth the last
season, and now the good Lord has seen
fit to let Victoria C. Woodhull loose on
the "people. Probably further scourging
was necessary.
It looks bad to see a dog preceding his
master down the street, and calmly tum
down the stairs to the first saloon he ap
proaches. It shows there is something
wrong, something lacking, a deplorable
tendency on the part of the dog.
On retiring from business a wise old
man said to his son and successor
"Now, my boy, remember that common
sense is the best thing you can bring to
bear on every affair of life except love
making." An Indiana Sunday-school man writes
to a Bible firm in New York : "Send
me some Sunday-school papers and books.
Let the books be about pirates and
Indians as far as possible."
A Green Bay man thinks it very -wrong
for a boy to go to a circus, but he
will keep a lad turning a fanning-mill
ten hours, hand him five cents, and stand
and wait for the boy to thank him.
"Pm not in mourning," said a young
lady frankly to a querist, "but as the
widows are getting all the offers nowa
days, we poor girls must do something
to protect ourselves."
Quilp, who has heretofore been a
Universalist, now thinks there are two
things destined to be lost his umbrella,
and the man who stole it
The acrobats of every household The
pitcher and the tumbler.

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