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"" Kr'" -rsr V- ISKFW -j- fr-- -p- - "Wg" "'-SC 2- - THE REGISTER. PUBLISHED EVERT SATURDAY. ALLISON PKKKDiS, PcnusiiEas. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. TEKVS TWO DOLLARS rKIt YEAK. OFTICIAX. FAPEOPCOUHT $u iiK Ptrcctortj. STATS GOVERNMENT. Connor.. .....Thomas A Osbom UeBteaanttionernor...., Jl J Sailer Secretary of State... ., T H CavaaaKh DUk Treasurer. Samuel Lappin AHoraev Ueneral .A M F lUntlolph DM' Wilder , JohnFraser .Stale Auditor Sup't l"ablic Instruction. . COUNTY OFFICERS. imvTiimi District Judze JlF Acer. .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.','.'.'. Probate Jmlge XTm Thrasher. .-...County Treasurer UANeedhara,..- - wramy uns M Brown, Iteirister oTDeeds J H Richards County Attorney i .!. ,-V Mmvrintentlent l"ublic schools j Kffi- " ";:: : Miemr Lvnu Bhoadea burvcjor I Horrillc, ) , , A W Hawlanil. J Commissioners Isaac Bonebrake, e, J CITY OFFICERS. W C Jones Mayor J K Boyd Police Judge . W Apple, 1 V V An.ni. I J H Richartls, Councilmen WaAKicnanls, I C M SimiMon. I John Francia Treasurer W J Sapp, Clerk James Simpson street Commissioner .dark CoSelil Marslial CHURCHES. METHODIST EPISCOPAL. Comer of Jefferson avenue and Broadway St. services every sauoatn at iujj a.m. ana . p. m JPrayer meeting Thursday evenings at 7 p. m. IT. K. ilirni, Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN. Corner Madison avenue and Western street Services Via a- Q. and 7 p. m. Snmliy.bchool at wjfB.ra. o. u. CtIakk, i-asior. BAPTIST. On Sycamore street, hcrvices every Sabbath at 10Ja. m. and 7 p. m. Prayer meeting on Thurs Saturday before the first eabbath in each month. Sabbath School atWJ o'clock a. m. C. T. Floyd, Pastor. day evening, inurcn meeting at z p. zu. on Secret Societies. IOLAJADDGE, NO. 38, A F. & A Masons meets on the first third Satunuvs in everv month Vptoal Brethren in good standing are inviled anenu u. l vi.tuii, . :u I. 1 IHTK, fcec'y. IOLA LODGE, NO. 21, I. O of Odd Fel. low s hold their regular I racttimrs cvirr lues- "dav etenina. in their ,hall, next door north ot the post office. Visiting ureinreningoousiauuing, are tuviica io anenu C M. MMPSOX, X. G. W. C. Jose-", Pee'y. . hotels. LELAXD HOUSE. D. ALLEX, Proprietor. IOTA, rives vs. This house has been thoroiuhlv rt-.uired B. and refitted and U notr the mn.-t desirable place in the citv for travelers to toj. Xoiuins will be spared to make the R-.'c-t ot the Leland feel at home. Baggage tra-is'errcil to and from Depot .free of charge. CITY HOTEL, R1CIIRD PKOC'TOn, Proprietor. Iolt, Kansas. Single incab S3 cent-", IJj-boarders one dollnr per !.!. ," ttornei)5. NELSON F. ACERS, ATTORNEY AT I. VW, Iola, Allen county. . Kansas Hjs the only fall anil comple'e set -of Abstracts of Allen county. J. C MunnAT. J. II. ItiriiAttps, Countv Attorney. MURRAY & RICHARDS, A TTORXETS AXD COUNSELORS AT I. VW. XV. Monev in sums from 8-wo 00 to "i,o ) oo 'loaned on long time upon Improved harms in Allen, Anderson, Woodson, and Neosho coun ties. . yijnsictnns. M. DeMOSS, 31. D., OFFICE over Jno. Francis & Cn.'s Drugstore Residence on Washington avenue, 2nd door .south Neosho street. A. J. FULTON, M. D. L. C. P. S. Ont. Canada, graduate Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, memlier of the Alumni Association Jefferson College, Phj sician Surgeon and Accoucher. OIBre and residence o er Beck's grain and feed store. Iola. Kaa. iUiscellaueouG, L. L. LOW, EXETIAL AUCTIONEER. Iola, Kansas. ij Cries sales in Allen and adjoining counties. H. A. NEEDHAM, COUNTY CLERK. Conveyancing carefullv done, and acknowledgements taken. Maps mnd plans neatly drawn. . J. N. WHITE, T TNDERT.VKER, Madison avenue, Iola, Kan U sas. Wood coffins constantly on hand and liearrc always in readiness. Metalic Burial Cases lUmished on short notice. . II. REIMERT, TTAILOR. Iola, Kansas. Scott Brother's old X stand. Clothing made to order in the latest and best Styles. Satisfaction guaranteed. Clean ing and repairing done on short notice. J. E. THORP, BARBER SHOP on 'Washington avenue first doorsonthnfL.L. Northrup's. Fuel, Prod uce and Vegetables of all kinds taken in exchange for walk. Also, a few good second-hand Razors for sale cheap; also a fine quality of IlalrOil. D. F. GIVENS, WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, AXD CLOCK Repairer, at the postofflce, Iola, Kansas. lcks. Watches andJenelry, promptly and neatly repaired and warranted. A fine assort ment of Clocks, Jewelry, Gold pens and other JTancy articles, which wifl besokjeap. . JOHNTCELLY, X5 ARBEtt. Shop at City Hotel, Iola, Kansas. JJ Shaving, l'Jc; Ilair-Cuttiog, jc; shampoon lug. Sic. . PLACKSMITHINC. GOREELL & H03INS0N (Oppotae 7t PetUtfict, irtullngton cctntit,) re prepared to ilo BLACKSxrmiNG of all kinds. Special attention given to HORSE SHOEING. Lumber Wagons, SPRING 'WAGONS AXD BUGGIES ' Made to order and warranted better thin those mtaufactured East. Grub Plow Made torQrtJe? And guarasteei rrrong and durable. Repairing of every description-done on short notice, and eatbfactiou warranted. WaCOX, CATtMIACE, StOX A"ft done with oeitiws and dispiteh. EJ The above firm Tant a:! ttey veant those f lejtH t'j 'hem ti psy rp. JLJLTS THE IOLA REGISTER. VOLUME IX. A "LYAR ' WASTED. DOST PEDRO. From the Chicago Tribune. "Is the lyar in V We all looked up from our desks and gazed upoq the questioner, who stood in the open doorway of tho office the law office of Drudge CSkinnem, where I had been for nearly two years "reading law." The "we" that looked up were four in number. They were the junior member of the firm; Mr. Slocum, a client; Jack Wallace, the clerk and myself. Mr. Slocum had for the last half hour, been buzzing his attorney's ear with a long and questionable statement of his busiiie.-s affaire, with reference to making out a case of voluntary bankruptcy, from which he might emerge a little better off than he went in. Jack was busy drafting a letter to some non-resident client, explaining the delay in the litigation of said clients interests; while I was drawing up an affidavit for a "clunge of venue" in a case, which affi davit stated that I believed the judge to be prejudiced, etc. Thus the very occupation that three of us were about, and the profession of tho fourth, made the interrogatory, "Is the lyar in ?" take upon itself, to each of us, a particularly home character. To be called a liar is, by common con sent, deemed to be an insult properly answered only by a blow. Yet, let the exasperating idea knock at the door of conscience in the shape of a mild, inno cent interrogation point, it will scarcely obtsin from any one pf us so rude an reception. -It is iny cfuvictipn that al most any ouc npt p Pharisee, having the portals of his room thrown open and the question "Is the,Iyar in?" injected upon his meditations, will feel like hesitating before he answers "No." But most of all I am assured that no bevy of attor neys and clients invaded by so ominous an inquirer, will dismiss him with a neg ative till n pretty thorough canvass of t!io party has bsen made. As for myself, in this ca?e, .03 1 glanced down at the unfinished affidavit before me, I felt liks respindin,;, "Present." My private opinion is and yours would hate been too,, if von had been there that every one ele in the room felt the same war. The questioner was a country-looking chap tf middle as;e, ami evidently a Ger man, or, as we used to cell the Rhinc laner in those days, and with no intcn ticpal disrespect either, "a Dutchman." Yon know the story about the darkey who railed his dog "Trumps?" "Come here. Trumps! Nice fiillpw, Tjumps!" Then, turning to a bystander, "Say boss, dors vou know why I call that dorg "Trumps?" "No, I can't imagine." "ICascdat's his name. Yah, yah!" Well, that is the reason we called the German" Dutchmen, because we supposed that that wastheir name. The questioner, as I raid, was a Ger man, lie wanted a lawjer, and "Iyfr" was as near as his tongue could get to it. And to the minds of most people, I sup pose, that was plenty near enough. "Soyoa want a liar, do ye?" says Skinncm, looking quizzically around the room at each of us. "That must mean you, Slocum," he continued turning to his client. Slocum tcrjiQd red in the face, but parried the home-thrust by saying that, though he did not claim that truth would die with him, he thought he had not come to that pass when he should be selected out of a nest of lawyers when a liar was wanted. Then Skinnem concluded that it was "one of the boys" as he used to call Jack and I that he would certify, when we had finished the jobs before us, to our qualifications to fill the bill. In the meantime, our "Dutchman" showed signs of excitement and impa tience. He said he "must have a lyar straight, quick out. Der lyar must go mit him in der sleigh und drive like de dayvil to Pretzleburgh." Prctzleburgh was a German settlement some six miles out. He further gave us to undentaud that a friend of his was under arrest, and about to be tried for Jprceny, and needed the services of a "lyar" to defend him. There was no time to communicate the details of the case, but tbey must be learned on the way, or the man might be tried, sentenced and hung, by Dutch justice, before his counsel got there. Well, neither of the firm would think ot going, and Jack could not leave his correspondence. I had never taken a hand at a trial in my life, but the Dutchman was so pathetic in his earn estness to nave some one accompany him, that I put on my overcoat, picked up a couple of law books, and took my place in the sleigh. Tho slefghing was splendid, the horses strong and spirited, and we flew over that six miles like the wind. My Jehu could not talk much English, and all I could understand from him of the case was, that his friend, Peter Stuben, was charged with stealing some hams belong ing to a neighbor; that, the hams had been found in the possession of the ac cused ; and that a jury had already leen impaneled for his trial a brief interval only having at last been granted to ena ble him to send to town for a "lyar." Arriving at onr point of destination, we drew up before the hotej of the vil lage a two-story frame, structure fringed all around, jost, Jbsn, with hor- IOLA, ALLEN ses and sleighs, which were hitched there in large numbers, while the owners thereof were upstairs, at the trial. For the case bad enlisted such a general interest throughout the township that the justice had convened his court in the large dancing-hall or ball room of the tavern, in order to accommodate the extraordinary numbers who were in attendance. If there is anything the ordinary rural Germans delight in, it is the excitement of a civil or criminal trial, where their countrymen are par ties. Whether it is through patriotic and neighborly sympathy, or owing to mania for tho dramatic display of the court room, I know not; but these peo ple will flock to a trial from far and near leaving all their occupations for days, to witness the settlement of a dispute which does not perhaps involve the price of a bushel of potatoes. The Germans arc s.rong partisans, and very demon strativo in their feelings. The contend ing litigants form around themselves separate parties of sympathizers, and, of coure, tre.it their adherents freely with the foaming seidels s that an exciting trial is the signal tor a holidav to this holiday-loving people. I found at once that my clicst Stuben was a "hail fellow, well met" among his comrades, and very popular generally among his countrymen. In is, too, was shown by the general buzz and stamping with which my entrance upon the scene was greeted. Pressing our way through the mass of standing people, which nearly filled the hall, we reached the august inner circle of seats that surrounded the magistrate, and were occupied by the jury and the more influential of the village burghers. Here I was introduced to rcy client, a robast, rubicund-visaged German, whose broad, good humored lace and mild blue eye betokened anything but a thief. Not a moment was allowed me for consultation with him. Not the least opportunity was vouchsafed mo to"asccr tain the line of defense neceary to be ad jptcd, of the chiraiter of the testimo ny which could ba produced to sustain it. My appe.irjinco was the signal for tho first wit:i3ss tr the pro.-cution to take the stand. Tho witness swore that he was the tinnix of tho hams in question, and iden tified the property; for there the swine flesh lay two hams and two shoulders on a table, in all their smoky and unc tious reality, the veritable "corpus de licti" itself in court. He also testified to finding tho same in the cellar of the prisoner's house. On cross examination, he said he knew the hams by certain discolorations, which he pointed out and which, he claimed Jiad been produced by his own process of curing. Other witnesses swore to seeing the prisoner in the vicinity of the first wit ness' smoke-house after dark ; and still another to meeting him later during the same evening, on the highway, at which time he was going from the direction of said smoke house tpwards his own home, and was carrying a bag that appeared to contain hams. My client listened to this with a sort of stolid interest, making no comment or protest upon or against anything that was said. To me the chain of evidence seemed, simply appalling, and I looked upon my client's indifference as but the be wildered despair of the ox jn the sham bles, as he waits for the ax to fall. The entire assemblage friends as they were of the accused evidently was pervaded with the same conviction ; for, as the prosecution rested, a ghastly silence reigned throughout the room, broken only by there a deep drawn sigh, or a half-suppressed "Oh! mein Gott!" or "Ach Himmell" from the agitated sym pathizers with the prisoner. It was now our turn, and I directed Stuben to point out his witne-scss. The first one called kuew entiling of the case, He could only say that Stuben was a friend of his, and "I sthwear he no steal. I take mine oat on a toutnd million Pinles he no took dot hams." Two more witnesses were called; but they testified substantially in the same manner; and, finally, one gave evidence to the fact that the accused had during the summer raised and fattened a hog, but "more deponent saith not." My heart was fast failing mo. The mercury of Hope was rapidly sinking. I asked for the next witness. My client hesitated and looked vacantly and help lessly around. Great Heavens! Is this all his case all the defense he can make? At last his eye cUltt sight of a mus cular looking man who stood in a dis tant part of the crowd of spectators, and we called up John Kline. The man elbowed his way to the witness stand, holding under his arm a parcel done up in newspaper. Biing sworn, he then desired to know what was wanted of him. "Wc want to know what you know about this crse about Stuben's stealing those hams." "Ich knows notting about dot." "Did you ever sec those hams before?" "Can't say for sure whether I ever did oder not." "Why, Mr. Stuben, hero, says that yoa butchered his hog fur him ; and that these are cut from that hog." '"Ya, Ioj batcher dot hock for Stuben, and cut him tin, but don't know dat ... ... i" COUNTY, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 27, 1875. dese be sebst-same bams oder not. Ich vlil zee von sure ven zq$ lets me dry dese legs an 'em." At the same time he unrolled the paper bundle, displaying four legs of a hog, hoofs and all on. "Ich hab cut off dese fecr legs' von Stuben's schwein, vot you calls bin von Stuben's hock. Ich ha m ? hock, ya, babon cut tree mit der saw and eins mit der ax. Ich haben took der futses zu mine house, and dere dey bees. Ven does hams was de same, den deae futses fit yoost so same as ever before vas." Here was business. There was excite meiit for you. Triumph or ruin for poor Stuben, in the air. His fate -is rushing upon him with stayless footsteps. The test of his guilt or innocence, beyond cavil or gainsaying, is before us, as if furnished by magic genii, and within one brief minute is to bo applied. Should these bones fail to match, Peter Stuben's fate is sealed as surely as that of Lucifer. Dungeon-walls, the brand of thief, the social ban for all time are his. Should they dovetail together, he arises a free man, free of bonds and free of suspicion as the Angel Gabriel. Home instead of prison gates shall receive him, and "frau, and kinder, and freunds," shall cheer and make him happy in his future days. My first impulse was to postpone the test till I could ascertain if there was any chance that the legs had been tam pered with. Instinctively I desired to do something to avert what I feared wa3 about to prove an overwhelming disaster to my client. But the crowd pressed in on all sides in a furor of excitqment. The jury are all on their feet, and clustering at the table, where the witness is already ma nipulating the severed members, and applying them to the amputated ends of the larcenious bacon. Before I cjl u my self reach the table, a shout goes upfroci those closest to it, which is joined in by the nearest bystanders, and then taken up, as by contagion, by the entire assem bled mass, till the hall fairly shakes with the uproarious vociferation. The legs fitted, bone to bone, muscle to mus cle, marrow to marrow. My client, from a suspicion-clouded prisoncr-at-the-bar, was, as by the "Presto, change" of en chautment, transformed into an honest, resected, and persecuted citizen, neigh bor and friend. But "Silence in Court" is again com manded. The furm ufacquitt.il must be observed. The verdict of thejury must bo recanted, upon which alone a dis charge pf the prisoner can be announced as a proper benediction to close the ex citing ordeal. Any appeal to the jury in behalf of the accused seemed now quite superflu ous; but all parties concerncu evidently expected that I should make one, and would be disappointed if I did not. It never would do to have a "city lyar," and oo speech. What I said after I w,i3 on my feet, 1 never since could recall to memory, ex cept here and there frasmentary senten ces, t was no argumentorsnmming-up of testimony, but rather a chant of vic tory, interspersed with anathemas against poor Stuben's enemies, who had sought by their vile perjury to accomplish his ruin. It must as I look back now up on my recollection of it have been an incoherent rhapsody ending with a kind of Dutch apotheosis, in which my honest but abused and injured client figured as a representative of the Teutonic race. It was my maiden effort at public har- rangue ; but no embarrassment, or Hesi tation for fitting words marred my deliv ery, as they have often done on other occasions sicce, wuen 1 iiad made lull preparation, too, beforehand of what I was to say. It was an illustration of the magnetic effect of numbers massed together, the emotions of whom strongly excited sweep in the same direction. Surrounded, as I was, by that seething glowing body of humanity, all in red- hot sympathy with every word I could utter, I could "but be surcharged with the contagious sentiment of the hour. My brain could hardly help being elec trified up to its highest working condi tions, and utterance became as natural and unconscious as locomotion. Doubtless not one-half of my language was intelligible to my auditors ; but they understood the facial expression and the pantomine, snd that I was saying what each gno believed and felt. I closed. The jurors put their heads together for a few moments, and then resuming their scats, the Foreman an nounced the verdict, "Not guilty." The prisoner was discharged and the court adjourned. Then occured an ovation which, in its spontaneity, singerity, and earnestness, I never expect to see equaled. Funny to say, it was an ovation, not for my client but for the subscriber, his "lyar," who had really had so little to do with the acquittal, but to whom they seemed to ascribe the entire credit of it all. In a twinkling, before I could suspect what was intended, I found myself caught up in stalwart arms, and tossed upon the shoulders of the surging crowd. Around and around the hall I circled, helpless, aloft, while 200 moqths. upturned, shot tumultuous cheers at me, and 200 hands brandishing the hats of their owners, emphasized the plaudits. Then, down the grown ing stairs tbey carried me the mob, with their huzaos, keeping along. Out into the open Erects, wc went, hurly-burly, pell-mell; and there up and down we trooped, like a throng of crazy Bacchanals, till physical ex haustion alone bade the demonstration ccasc.- Then, of course, at the shrine of Gam- brinus. an adjacent saloon, all assembled, and, with copious libations of the amber beverage, the memory of the day was consecrated in the Teutonic heart. Years have passed since that youthful triumph. Many of those Germans after ward became my stanchest friends ; and whenever "a lyar" was wanted in that settlement, the messenger came straight to me. Grateful, open-hearted, faithful, fun losing sons of the Rhineland! though more intellectual and higher-toned cir cles hare since been the field of my en deavor, to you memory often turns, and my heart often yearns for your cordial faces, your honest hands, and for "the days that are no more." The Vice-Presidents. The recent illness of Vice-President Wilson furnishes occasion for recalling that eighteen persons have held the office of Vice-President of the United States. Of these, says the Chicago Trib une, three John Adams, Thomas Jeffer son and Martin Van Burcn were sub sequently elected to tho Presidency. One John C. Calhoun resigned before completing his terra. Three John Ty ler, Milliard Fillmore and Andrew John son succeeded to the Presidency in consequence of the death of the Presi dent. Three George Clinton, of New York's Elbridgo Gerry, of Massachu setts; aud William R. King, of Alabama ilied in office. George Clinton was elected Vice President at the second election of JeCerson, and was rp elected in 1S03, with Median. He died at Washington during the session of Con gress, in April, lbJ.. .hi bridge tierry was elected Vice-President at the second election of Madison, and died suddenly at Washington during the session of Congress, Nov. 23, 1814. William Ii. King was elected Vies President on the ticket with President Pierce, in 1832. Before the time for taking the oath of office, his failing health compelled him to go to CnGa, and Congress by law authorized him to take the oath there, and it was administered to him by the American Consul, ne returned to his home at Catawba, Via., and died April, 17, 1833, the day after his return. Of those who have held the office, Hannibal Hamlin, Schuyler Colfax, and Henry Wjlipn alone survive. Of tbo?o who have held office as Vice-Presided, Messrs. Burr, Calhoun, Vau Buren, R. M. Johnson, Tyler, Dallas, King, Ham lin, Andrew Johnion and Wilson bad served previously in the Senate; Gerry, Thomki'is, Fillmore, Breckenridgc and Colfax had served in the House; and Calhoun, Richard M. Johnson, King, Hamlin and Andrew Johnson bad served in both houses; John Adams, Jeflerson and Gerry were signers of the Beclara tion of Independent The Wonders of a Flea. When a flea is made to appear ts large as an elephant we can see all the won derful parts of its formation, and are surprised to find that it has a coat of ar mor much more complete than ever warrior wore, and composed of strong polished plates, fitted over each other, each plate covored like a tortoise shell, and where they meet hundreds of strong quils project like those on the back of the porcupine and hedgehog. There is the arched neck, the bright eye, the transparent cases, the piercers to punc ture the skin, a sucker to draw away the blood, six long jointed legs,' all ready at any moment to be thrown out with tre mendous force for Jhat jimp which both ers one when they want to catch him, and at the end of each leg hooked claws to enable him to cling to whatever he lights upon. A flea can jump one hun dred times its own length, which is the same as if a man jumped CO J feet, and he can draw a load of 200 times his own weight. lue most difficult tiling any man ever attempted to do, is to be a regular good customer of a drinking saloon, am a successful business man at one and the same time. The saloon customer may be a good fellow he may be liberal and jolly he may, and often does have the best business qualifications ; but success as a drinker means failure as a business man. The Mercantile Association ap pends a black mark in their directory to every man's name, no matter how much money ho may have, who" is known to be a saloon customer. If a young man applies for a situation as a salesman, a book-keeper, or indeed for any responsi ble position, the first and most import ant inquiry is as to his habits in this re spect. No amount of talent, no recom mendation of influential friends, no business qualifications, no matter how brilliant they may be. will counter balance this defect in the estimation of a good business man. Oncof our exchange papers says: "We milk 13,000,000 cows in this country." And we beg to know how many you milk in other countries. And what a busy editor he must be to make a daily newspaper nd milk so many cow?, top. NO! 48. Easiness Prospects. The New York Times a very cautious and conservative journal, not addicted at all to windy braggadocio or sensational expression, predicts an activity in trade in New York City next year the Cen tenary snch as has not been witnessed since 1805-CG. It says: "We are not building castles in the air, as onr readers will acknowledge long before this time next year. We have, from the very first, strongly maintained the opinion that the Centenary would be the means of remov ing the last vestiges of the panic of 1873. We hold to this belief more firmly than ever.and shall not be ashamed to be re minded of the present article and many others like it next summer." The recent business failures are not regarded by the New York Bulletin as evidence of the unsoundness of current trade, "but as the culmination of past misfortunes growing out of over-trading, exccs-iivc credits, and all the other risky methods of doing business which paved the way for ths collapse of 1873. This is tho true philosophy f ihe situation, and it i well to keep it in view, if only as a corrective for this misanthropic views which some people are apt to fall into from a misapprehension ot the real meaning of what is transpiring around them." The Bulletin also notes the fact that these failures arc mainly confined to the Ea.-t. "The further we go South or West," itsay.s, "the reports grow more cheerful." The reports from the Eastern business centers do not lick in cheer; but the liquidation of o many business houses, in trouble on. account of old scores detracts in some measure from the otherwise favorable condition of trade Taken altogether, tho reports of an im proved aspect of business affairs continue encouraging. Atchison Champion. Jotia A. Joyce- John A. Joyce, whose name has be come familiar to the pjblic in connec tion with the whisky trauds at St. Lotus isaKentuckian by birth. At an early age be entered the volunteer service and serve! during the "Ate war, but not in the capacity of Colonel, as the title he bears indicates. After the war he drifted into Iowa and commenced school teaching in Alamakee county. In the fall of the same year he was nominated by that county for the Legislature., but was defeated by his Democratic opponent. The brilliancy with which he conducted his canvass attracted the attention of Hon. Win. B. Allison, who caued him to be appointed J.t0 a po,;,,,, ; u,0 Surveyor General's ofiice at Dubuque. While in tnat city he read law in the office of Allison & Crane, and was admitted to the bar in the summer cf'C7, Soon aftcr this he was appointed to a pomMou in the Treas ury Department at Washington, where he remained until he was appointed As sistaiit Commissioner of Internal Reve nue at St. Louis, He has undoubtedly been means in the hands of bad men of defrauding the government and working his own ruin. He has executive- ability, but not the brain to concoct such devil try as has bean unearthed at St. Louis. The glitter of sudden wealth has been the whirlpool that has lowered him to swift and certain dcstiuctiou. Omaha Republican. Some (lacer Itaiiway BslUen. There were workmen on the Pacific Railway even more curious than the Iris!r-or Ciinese navvies. During the Summer of 1863, the Larimie river be came very low, much to the distress of a contractor who had cut a great many thousand crossties the timbers on which the rails are laid and which he expected to float down to the point where the rail road was "to cross. He was at first at a Ios3 to know what to do, but resolved, finally, to build dams across the river at various points, and, when the stream was thus made hi''h enough, set his rafts afloat. Large parties of men, therefore, went to work building the dams. No sooner would the men leave off work at night, than thousands of beavers would begin, and work hard at the dam during the whole night. Water is always as necessary to the comfort of beavers as on this occasion it was to the welfare of the contractor; and it was probably for this reason, and not Iwcausc they wished to see the railroad finished, that the beaver community joined in the labor of building the dams. St. Nicholas for Dec. takiso rr kasy. uici itoger was a queer DicE.'and in his own way made all things a subject of rejoicing. His son Ben came in one day and said to him, "Father the old black sheep has got two Iambs." . "Good," said the old man, "that's the most profitable sheep on the farm." "But one of them is dead," said Ben. "I'm glad on't," said the old man, "it'll be better for the old sheep." "But t'other's dead too," said Ben. "So much the better," rejoined Roger, "she'll make a grand piece of mutton in the fall." "Yes, but the old sheep's dead, too," exclaimed Ben. "Dead.! dead! what,; ia the old black sheep really dead V cried old Roger, "that's good ; she was always an uglj old scamp, and; ?rn glad to be rid of her. ' bates of AtflFmenssa. trie. linen. 1 v. 12 W. H w-. It is.d a.l8 at n m. loo !lrt(rtinM3i rW.09 2 inch. . IN a -3 50 1 ic souodOi m?t USD 20 09 as os KOO so Slnen,., 4 Inch... XCoU.. SCol .. 1 Col .. SOU 3fib 3 30 SOD too SO CM 7 0U 8 MM 00 lOMUOS IT SO .Ifil 8 301 uovu&oo aut it au io wtio von m ft m e IA .' Hill., Mil.?? Mi tlm MMI io a; 14 0UJ 31 C 00 MOO OS loom tJTranient and Legal advertisement aaoit be paid for In advance. I -jeal and Special Notices, 10 cents a line. A!l letters id relation to business in any way connected with the oflare should be addressed to the PublishrTe and Proprietors. Axtitsox Fmtuia. r Bereker. Mr. Beecher attended the Congrega tional convention at Norwich recently. Such a strain on the general constitu tion .is that which he has suffered, says the New York Herald, would, in ordi nary individuals, result in a first-class funeral., Tilton, with his giant propor tions, shows plainly the terrible wear and tear of the ordeal. He is still state ly and erect, but sombre and gloomy as the sphinx. That Indescribable some thing which the inward consciousness of youth always gives, no matter how white the hair may be, is gone ; and thaf other equally mysterious something which spreads over the entire man like an at mosphere, and which the inward con sciousness of weariness and old age al ways sends, is there. He has been rent and torn by violent forces, and the scar arc left Like a field that has been shaken by an earthquake, he bos asps' and chasms in his appearance, iir'i Beecher, on the other hand, although he has always been a phenomenal man, shows it in nothing so much as in the way he has borne his late terrifie and ferocious shaking up. Nothing seems to be able to daunt or check bis animal spirits. He smiled during the trial un til bis friends ftdtihat he did not appre ciate the gravity of bis position; he Hioiled after the verdict was rendered, and went to his Friday evening meeting and made the very rafters laugh at his very grotesque way of putting things; and he smilc3 now, just as though noth ing had happened during the last three years. This may be a fault, perhaps, bat to this invincible animal force he owes his greatness. He is one of the best poise 1 men in the country i. e.t his body and mind are perfectly fitted to each other. His physical system and his brains were evidently intended to go together. He is not tall, and has very little to boast of in the way of longitude ; he is not over large and yet bis circum ference commands the respect of men. His head is simply enormous, and his hair which is rapidly growing gray an1 is very long, falls down almost to 'his shoulders. He has a very picturesque appearance, and would attract attention from the most unobserving. There is not a single wrinkle on his forehead, and only the dimmest shadow of a crow's foot about the eye. He is as genial, happy, and sparkling as ever in conver sation, and fairly bubbles over when he is telling a funny story, which he de lights to do, find which he can do with Inimitable humorand grace. Altogether the miracle of the generation is that he could go into such au ordeal and come out of it apparently as young as ever. But then he is a Beecher, and when yoa have said that you have satisfactorily accounted for every sort of responsibility. An AatonisheJ Englishman. An English gentleman traveling in thU country paid a brief visit to the White House lately, in company with a friend, and this is the way he writes about it: "Accepting the invitation with interest and pleasure, we made our way for the Treasury, a building that would make any stranger pause aud hoM his breath in a quiet ecstacy of admira tion. Entering, we passed through to 'The House.' If there was .one thing more than another that struck me, a stranger to tho ways and habits of the country, it was the absence of red-tape- ism, or anything approaching form and ceremony around the doors of the edifice. No bullying beadles, great in cocked hats and insolent nselessness; no display of stiff and choked soldiery ; nothing in short, to awe the visitor and make him uncomformtable at the first onset. Po litely we were shown np stairs to the waiting room, where groups of people were conversing with an ease and free dom most refreshing to behold. Intro ductions to the President's secretaries followed, and whilst my friend was ush ered into the presence of Gen. Grant, I waiting for him, was again agreeably impressed with the fact that I was in a public office where the institution of cir cumlocution was unknown. Here peo ple with grievances and requests were politely, yet firmly, told whether the redress of such grievances or the acceding to such requests was practicable or not at once. No dilly-dallying or shirking, or "Call again tomorrow,' or 'I've no power in the matter, otherwise I would with all my heart' ; no putting the blame on other's shoulders to escape censure oneself. It seemed perfectly understood on both sides that when No was said No was meant, and there was an end to the matter. My friend coming back, we had a look at the drawing room, and watched a photographer making pictures of the furniture, and then, after seeing everything there was to see. we went hotelward to dinner It must have been a very ordinary day at the White House a day of no consequence, not the slightest scintillation of a red letter to bo discerned in it at all, but I never was so strongly impressed with the eminently self-governing character, that a Repub lic lends to the institutions of a country. and more especially the firmly establish ed Republic ot the States, or of the pro tective meaning the terra "President has. as I was at the end of that quarter of aa hour at the White Ho'nae," Nationalc RepyMiccm.