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, fqffl5v -rr -W w-Jjtat W Pi' 5 rv ss: ,- . y i THE REGISTER. PUBLISHED EVERY SATOEDAY. ALLISOX & PEHKD.S, PmusHus. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. TEEMS TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR. OFFICIAL PAPER OP COUNTY. Pusintss-Uircctonj. NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. President....... Ulrs S Grant Mcc-Preaident OiU .Justice .""JiornsonttUuie reofSUte ,. Hamilton rish tcctarjr o the Treasury ,...U II llritow secretary or War , Wra W ilelknap Secretary or the Xa ....,.. Ci-nye M Itolw-oii secretary of the latcnor Zichai-uh Clun.l'er AttOmer tDPnt (.Murtnl. Pin.ruiiit Postmaster General "...-.. .JIarthaU Jewell ''STATE GOVERNMENT. ' Governor. lliomas A Osborn Lieutenant Govcruor. r -M J Sailer Secretary of Mute T II drnnauli itate Treasurer John Ki-ancis Attorney General... A 31 1' Itandulph State Auditor I) IV Wilder bup't Public Instruction John Fraer COUNTY OFFICERS. IIWTalcott DistnetJudge X F Acere, Probate Judge WraThruber, County Treasurer TSStover County ClerW ai Armm KCfrisier 01 iJeeus J II Richards, County Attorney JM Simpson Clerk District Court Kjjijnu. .....H7un:iiuiciiucuh luuuc CUIUU13 JIj lVoodin, ! Sheriff , Surveyor tuition jtswiey j L IIGorrell S Commissioners J V Christian CITY OFFICERS. W Clones Mavor JK Boyd Police Judge G W Apple, 1 X F Acers. I JHRiclurds, Councihncn vt uKicnarus, I C M Simoson. I John Francis Treasurer J. 1.. Ireland Clerk James Simpson "street Commissioner Clart Cofflcld Marshal CHURCHES. METHODIST EPISCOPAL. Corner of Jefferson avenue and Broadway St. Services every Sabbath at la; o. m. and 7 p. m. Prayer meeting Thursday evenings at 7 p. m. ylt. K. Merit, Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN. Corner Madison avenue and Western street. Services lOJi a. in. and7 p. m. Sunday School at 0i a. m . S . G . Clark, Pastor. BAPTIST. On Sycamore street. Sen ices every Sabbath at lOja.ro.and'p.ra. Prayer meeting on Thurs-' day evening. Church meeting at 2 p. m. on Saturday before the flrst Sabbath in each month. Sabbath School at 'Mi o'clock a. m. C. T. Fi-otd, Pastor. Secret Societies. IOLA LODGE, NO. 38, A F. & A. Masons meets on the flrst and third batumi i in eery month Brethren in good standing are invited to attend. jl iik.mus'', v ji C. GiLLiiiA.N, Scc'y. IOLA LODGE, NO. 21, I O or Odd Fel lows hold their regular ) meetings ever) 1 ues ' ilav evenme. in their hall, nest door north ol the iiost oftice Visiting brethren in good standing, are in iteil to attend J C. MURRAY, X G James Suirsov, Sec'. ttontcijs. NELSON F. ACERS, ATTOBXEY AT I. VW, Iola, Allen county, Kansas Has the only full and complete set or Abstracts of Allen county. J. C. Mcnaar. J. II. Richakds, County Attorney. MURRAY & RICHARDS, ATTORNEYS AXD COUKELORS AT LAW. Money in sums from $sui) 00 to Sj.OJO no loaned on long tune upon Improied Farms in Allen, Anderson, Woodson, and Xeosho coun ties. J. K. BOYD, TUSTICE OF THE PEACE. Office over Rich ards & Cowan's grocery and provision store. itttscellanlous. LELAND HOUSE. BD. ALLEX, Proprietor. IOL, Kavas. . This house has been thoroughly repaired nd refitted and is now the most itesirable place an the city Tor travelers to stop. Xo pains will be spared to make the guests of the Ltland reel at home. Baggage transferred to and from Depot free or charge. . . T. M. NICHOLS, BARBER, having opened a first-class shop on north side Madison aenne next to Beck's building, announces to the public that he is pre pared to do all kinds or barber work at Ion est prices. The room Is newly nirnlhed and every thing in apple pie order. J. N. WHITE, T TNDEETAKER, Madison avenue, Iola, Kan J sas. Wood coffins constantly on hand and Hearse always in readiness. Metalic Burial Cases furnished on short notice. H. REIMERT, TAILOR. Iola, Kansas. Scott Brother's old stand. Clotliing made to order in the latest and best Styles, bati-tactinn guaranteed. Clean ing and repairing done on short notice. M. DeMOSS, 3L-D., OFFICE over Jno. Francis Co.'s Drng Store Residence on Washington avenue, 2nd door south Xeosho street. W II. RlCHABDS. W. A. COWAV. RICHARDS & COWAN, 1T17IIOLESALE AXD RETAIL GROCEH3. Iola, Kansas. n3 ljr. L. L. LOW, GENERAL AUCTIONEER. Iola, Kansas. Cries sales in Allen and adjoining conntics. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. THE STATE OF KANSAS, ss Atuv Cocvrr. J In the Probate Court in and for said Count : In the matter olthe Estate or I RnTus Perkins; Deceased J Notice Is hereby given, that Letters or Admin istration have been granted to the undersigned on the Estate or Knfns Perkins, late orsaid County, deceased, by the Honorable, the Probate Court nr the County and State aforesaid, dated the 58th day or December A. D. 1ST. Now all per sons having claims against the said Estate, are hereby notified that they must present the same io ine unuciTjiiejiru w v .-., ... year from the date of said Letters, or they may I MMim! fvnn nv lipnofit of such Estate: and if such claims be not exhibited within three vears after the date or said Letters, they jlisll be forever barred, JANE PERKINS, Executrix of the Estate of Uufus Perkins Dec'd. Iola. Kans.. January ijtli 1ST6. w FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE. To all creditors and others interested in the estate of Carlos Keith deceased. late of Allen connty, StaU of Kansas, that at the next term of ttKiTomievun, luunn me jii nay oi .lpni, 1876. 1 intend to make Final Settlement or said Dated this 20th day or January. 1S7G. JAMES tAULKXER, . 4wl Administrator. Fort Scott -Marble Works. J I. W. MOODY, Proprietor.- QEO. H. REQTA, Agent. - MONUMENTS. Tombs, Grave Stones, Man tles, Table, Bureau and Counter Tops, etc , rtrrnllami at reasonable prices and satisfaction guaranteed. r TOB WORK of great variety and of tj UpCIMJr BbVAO UUUO L)XUUip tlb 11IC .Office of The Tola. Register, THE IOLA REGISTER; VOLUME X. j THE COOPER' SCOW TRADE. Joehus Allen was a conperp. He bad a little shop in tho outskirts of the vil lage, "here he shaved and thumped away, early and late. A more honest man never lived or, at least, he was as honest as a man need he'. He owned a respectable dwelling and a tew acres of land, and kept a pig, some liens and a cow, this brute property being under the special care of Mrs. Joseph us Allen. It was generally acknowledged that no bod 's pig was so sleek and fat as Mm Allen's, nobody's eggs were so large and so sure to be fresh, and nobody's butter was so fresh and so yellow. "This is Mrs. Josephus Allen's butter." "Mrs. Joseph us Allen brought thoso eggs in." Let the shopkeeper thus announce, and the things were bought immediately. And Josephus himself occupied a place equally firm in the confidence of his fel lows. His word was as good as a bond, and his work in demand. One Spring, Josephus met with a mis fortune. His cow broke through the floor of the barn, and broke her leg broke it so badly that mending it was out of the question. What should he do for another cow ? "You must go and buy one," said his wife. "But cows are high at this season." "Never mind. A cow we must have. You ought to get a good one for fifteen dollars a good, new milk cow." "Ah! but the fifteen dollars Mrs. Allen." "I can let you have ten of it ten dol lars that I have laid up from the sale of butter and eggs." Thus furnished with the sinews of trade. Josephus started forth in search of a cow, and after tramping a whole day without finding what he sought, he finally brought up at Mr. John Pot man's. He had seen many just such cows as he wanted, but they were not to be bought. He had thus far avoided Mr. Potman, because he had no very good opinion of that individual's hones ty, in fact, he knew that John Potman was a man who cheated when he could. But he concluded to take a look at Pot man's stock, trusting that he knew enough about cows to take care of him self. John Potman was a farmer and did considerable business in buying and sel ling cattle, and he also loaned money to needy men at exorbitant rates of inter est. He took no mortgages for security. When ho loaned money, he wanted a right out bill of sale of some good prop erty, and thus did much stock, in horses, oxen and cows, fall into his hands. It was in the morning when Josephus called upon Mr. Potman, and when he had made known his wants, he was in formed that he had como just in the nick of time. "I've got just exactly the animal you will want," said the stock trader "a iinc, large cow, healthy and strong, kind and gentle: I took her only a few days ago for a debt. Come and look at her." Josephus followed Mr. Potman to the barn where the cow was pointed out. She appeared to be all that was repre sented. She had a large, good frame, was of a light red color, and was in re spectable flesh. The udder was ample and when Josephus tried the teats, he found that she yielded the milk freely. "Of course," said Potman, "there's no milk now, for the calf has taken what he wanted, and tho women folks have got the rest. But you can see what she is. Did you ever see a better bag?" "How much milk does she give?" asked Josephus. "I haven't had a chance to find out exactly," replied Potman. "I've only bad her a few days, and the calf has run with her all the time; but the man I got her of told me she would give twelve quarts at a milking, in the height of feed. If I hadn't already more stock than I can feed, I wouldn't sell her at any price. Just look at the calf. Isn't he a beauty?" "She cannot be very old," he said, looking at the rings on her horns, where tho growth of each year is marked. "The man said she was eight years old?" replied Potman; "and I shouldn't call her much younger. I guess she s eight." Josephus walked around the cow sev eral times, and finally asked her price. "I ought to have twenty dollars, Mr. Allen. She's worth it every cent." Josephus shook his head. He could not pay so much for a cow. Then fol lowed a long discussion upon the value of such an animal, and finally Potman grew generous. He let the cow go for fifteen dollars, though with seemingly painful rclnctancs. Josephus paid the money, and drove the cow home. .He did not want the calf, so that very night he sold it to a neighbor, who wanted it to mile one he already owned. "On the following morning, tHe cow was milked an 1 turned iuto the pasture. The quantity was remarkably small; but then it was not to be wondered at. The cow had probably missed her calf and had eaten nothing. At night, how ever, after cropping the tender grass all day, she would ba sure to .give a good account of herself. During the afternoon Amos Bean dropped in at the cooper's shop. Amd.s was a neighbor and a very warm friend. tie was a tarmcr in a small way, some- times working at house building. He soon learned that Josephus bad purchas ed a cow of John Potman. "I don't understand,',' said Amos; "Potman is buying good cows. I heard him sty, only two days ago, that he wanted four more good milkers for his dairy. What didyou pay ?" "Fifteen dollars." "Cheap enough, at this .season, for a good cow. However, it may be all right." Iu the exening the cow came home from the pasture, with about as lank an udder as she carried away in the morn ing, and not over a quart of milk could be obtained from her. Mrs. Josephus was horror stricken, while Josephus himself, stood aghast. What could it mean? The pasture was one of the best in the country, and the grass was green and tender. Just then Amos Bean came along again. He had feared something wrong from tho first. He instituted a thorough examination, and pretty soon an excla mation of astonishment signified that ho had found the "mice." "Look here!" said he, pulling open the cow's mouth. Josephus looked and found that the animal was almost toothless? The front teeth were all gone. "But," he gasped, "it can't bo her age. Her horns don't show it." "Don't they?" echoed Amos. "Look a little closer. The upper rings have been scraped down and the surface col ored. The cat is out. The cow has been a good milker; but she's got bravely over it now; she must be along toward twenty years old ; and I guess that for some years she has been fed on swill." Josephus was beside himself with pain and mortification. "By the jnmpin' Johnathan!" he swore, "I will go back to John Potman .directly, and make him take the cow and return my money; and I will tell him just what I think of him!" . "Don't do any such a thing," said Amos. "Potman would only laugh at you. It was ho would say, a fair trade and if you got cheated, he would say, it was your own fault. I know him very well. If there's any way in which we can come up with the old rascal, I'll study it out. Just keep quiet until to morrow and let me think the matter over. JJon t sav a word to anyunuy." Josephus promised he would obey the instructions of his friend, and Amos then went away. The poor cooper did not sleep a wink all that night. The loss of his money was something to one in his situation ; but that was nothing compared with the outrage which he felt had been put upon him. His wife, too, worried a good deal ; for she supposed the purchase money of the cow was almost a dead loss ; and she also supposed that her husband would be well laughed at for allowing himself to be so cheated. On the following morning. Amos Bean came, ana announced tnat nc nan thought of a plan by which Mr. John Potman could be corrected. "I owe the old skinflint a punish ment," said he, "and if you will trust your cow in my hands, I think I'll pay him off for both you and myself. In the meantime, you may take one of my cows and use her until we can make arrange ments for getting another one." Josephus did not stop to ask any ques tions. He allowed Amos to take the an tiquated animal away, and in return he brought back a good cow belonging to his friend. Amos Bean put tho old cow into a close stall, where she could not ba seen by those passing by, and one of his first manipulative operations was to saw off the tips of her horns and darken what was left with a mixture of potash, after which he rubbed them down with a little French polish. A bottle of dyestuff made of logwood and iron, carefully ap plied, changed the cow's color 'from a light red to a beautiful brindle. One afternoon Bean saw John Potman the store, and lie went in and pur- chased, a piece 'of tobacco. After passing the time of day with the skinflint, he started to go out, and then turned as though he had forgotten something. Oh! look here, Stanley," he said, addressing the storekeeper, "if Seth Fol- som comes in here, I wish you'd tell him that he can see that cow this evening. I have got one that will suit him ex act 1 v." 'And with this Amos left the store. He had gone bnt a few steps however, when he heard his name pronounced. "Mr. Bean stop a moment. You spoke of a cow?" It was John Potman. Amos had ex pected this, for he knew that the old rascal still wanted two or three good milkers. "Yes ir ;" said Bean. "What have you got?" "A cow that has been left me by a friend who wants money." "What is she?" "Come and see for yourself." "Where is she 1" "She will be iu my yard at sundown this evening." "I'll come and look at her." That evening, when Amos drove, his cattle up from the pasture, he turned the old cow ont in the yard with them. A handsomer brindle, in the fading twi light, was never seen ; her horns were IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, dark and glossy, and her bag was full that the milk ran out from the. teats in streams. In a little while Mr. Potman came. He looked at the cow, and was I favorably impressed. He looked at the -. - distended udder, and nodded with satis faction. "How old is she?" he asked. "I think she is eight in the Spring," replied Amos. "What is the price r "Twenty-five dollars." "That's too much." "Very well I didn't ask you to buy." ''But I should like just such a cow if I could get her at a fair price. Let's have a look at her mouth ?" "There it is," said Amos, and he felt perfectly safe in saying so; for ho bad handled the cow's mouth until she would have it handled no more. In short, she was afraid of pain. Potman made several efforts to look into her mouth, but was forced to give it up as a bad job. "I gues-s you'll find it all right," said Amos as he drew up the stool, and pre pared to milk the aged animal. Mr. Potman stood by and saw the cow milked. He saw a large wooden pail filled to the brim, and then a small tin nail filled beside. It was the largest quantity oi milk he had ever seen from a cow at one milking." "Docs she usually give as much as that?" "I don't think I ever milked less from her, at an evening's milking," replied Amos, as he arose aud kicked the stool back. "But twenty-five dollars is rather high Mr. Bean." "Well what of it? You ain't got to pay for her. I can't think Both Folsom will grumble at the price, if he does, he isn't the man I take him for." Amos had turned to go into the house, when Potman called him back. "Is twenty-five dollars the least you'll take for that cow ?" "Yes sir." "And I can have her for that ?" "I said so." "Then she is mine." And John Potman gave Bean twenty- five dollars, and drove home the cow. After tea Amos went to the village, and gave Josephus the money he had obtain ed for tho cow. "But," said tho cooper, opening his eyes with wonder, 'T cannot take all this." "It's all yours," returned Amos. "It's just what Potman paid me for the cow. I told him I wasellin herfora friend." By nine o'clock, the story had leaked out in Stanley's store; and before the villagers had separated for tho night, it had been pretty generally circulated. It was as good as a holiday; for the people knew Potman's deceitful, niggardly char acter, and it was refreshing to know that for once he had been obliged to put on the tight boot. The following day was a rainy one; and at night when Mr. Potman's cow came in from pasture, he fancied that his new purchase had changed color most marvelously. She was drabbled all over as though soused in a vat of old coffee, and the dark liquid was dripping from her hair. Her bag was as lank as a dish cloth, with hardly milk enough in it to pay for milking. With an oath and a vigorous assault, Potman managed to get just view enough into the cow's mouth to satisfy him that the front teeth were all gone 1 He examined the horns aud found that they had been fixed ! "By 1 It's the old cow!" I dare not write the opening word of John Pot man on that occasion. It was awfully terribly, frightfully profane. A few days afterward Potman met Amos Bean in the street. "Bean," said he, trying to smile as he spoke, "you're a coon. You did that well! But tell me one thing: I know how you made the old cows horns shine, and how you changed her color; but I don't know how you managed to get the enormous bag of milk into her that night will "you tell me?" "Certainly," replied Amos. "It wasall very simple. She bad been fedon barley pudding and oat meal gruel, and hadn't been milked for five days." On his way home John Potman rub bed his ear as though something had bitten him. Fretting. One. fretter can destroy the peace of a whole family can disturb the harmony of a neighborhood, can unsettle the councils of cities and binder the legisla tion of nations. He who frets is never the one who mends, who heals, who re pairs evils, more,'he discourages, enfee bles, and too often disables those around bim, who, but for the gloom and depres sion of his company, would do good work and keep up brave cheer. The effect upon a sensitive person of the mere neighborhood is indescribable. It is to he soul wiiat a cold, icy mist is to the body more chilling than the bit bitterest storm. And when the fretter is one who is beloved, whose nearness of relation to us makes his fretting at the weather seem like a personal reproach to us, then the misery of it becomes indeed unupportable. Most men call fretting a minor fault a foible, and not a vice. There is no vice except drunkenness which can so utterly destroy the peace, the happiness of a home. FEBRUARY 19, 1876. Kl.NGSUUIW'S PUZZLE. Nobody at Kingsboro knew what to make of it Deacon Turner, the oldest inhabitant, said that during his earthly pilgrimage he had sojourned at numer ous towns, but in no one of them had any young man who dressed nicely and did not work turned out well. Captain Brown, who worked hard but managed so badly that he was never out of debt, glared savagely whenever ho saw hand some Jo Mallison with his bands in the pocket of his neatly fitting coat, and took occasion to remark to the first per son he met that he wished the old days in which people who had no visible means of support were prosecuted would return again. Squire Beatem, who kept the post-office, admitted to certain astute questions that Jo Mallison never received letters, so it was impossible that any one was sending him money with which to support himself in idleness. Suspicion even ran so high that Bill Bridger, who was the only apothecary and candy-seller iu Kingsboro, and who had Jo Mallison for quite a steady customer, made it a rule to examine every bank note that Jo of fered in payment, lest haply the hand some do-nothing might be circulating counterfeits. I he married women at Kingsboro, who had to work as hard as married women almost always do in new towns in young States, carefully pointed out Jo to their sons as an example to be shunned, except so far as personal neat ness was concerned. But the Kingsboro girls differed from the rest of the community, in their esti mation of Jo. He might be indolent in fact they knew he was, for he might almost always be seen on the main street in the village, sauntering along, while other men were at work but be was handsome and he dressed with real taste, and his breath neter smelt of liqucr or tobacco, and ho- was always polite, and he never was awkward or ill at easo or presuming when in the society of ladies, and be seemed to understand all his fair companions w well. In all these respects he was quite different from most of the Kingsboro boys, so that when good moth ers warned tbeirdaugbters against young men who could only give fine words iu proof of affections the damsels experi enced strong misgivings as to what they would say if Jo Mallison were to pro pose. But Jo saved them the necessity of deciding any such question. He pro-, posed to nobody; he made love to no body : be seemed to have no special fa vorites among the girls of Kingsboro. He never even flirted ; he seemed to heartily enjoy himself when with ladies, and to express his gratitude so deftly as to leave no one word upon which to base a suspi cion of any stronger sentiments. And he did not stop with conquering the hearts of all the Kingsboro girls. With out any seeming intention to do so he won tho hearts of a few of the elderly women in the town. They did not mean to give countenance to a showy idler, but somehow when Jo would coax some bad or fretful child to take a walk with him and then send the child home with a head full of Bible stories and a mouth full of pretty songs, the mother of the child would reluctantly admit that the handsome young do-nothing did have a real good heart. But still Jo did not work, nor did he try to do any. He boarded at the only hotel in town, paid his bills, avoided the bar-room, never played cards, always went to church on Sundays, and ever formed one of the scant score of faithful souls who on Wednesday evenings used to hold a prayer-meeting in a corner of Kingsboro Church. There was not at Kingsboro any club, that institution so industriously hated by all good women, but there was a gathcring-placo which fulfilled all the requirements of a club, and that Was the post-office. The mail stage was nomi nally due at seven in the evening, so half the male inhabitants congregated in Bill Burth's saddle shop, which formed the ante-room of the post-office, immediately after supper, and-thcy usually enjoyed a two hour season of conersation before the arrival- and the distribution of the male gave them a hint to go home. Subjects for conversation were not very numerous at Kingsboro, and as the few native characters with any salient points had been very thoroughly discussed dur ing the many sessions of the men who waited for the mail, the arrival of Jo Mallison was a perfect godsend. It is hardly necessary to say that Jo found but few companions among the Kings boro men. The young men hated him for enstranging their sweethearts, and each of the older men was afraid that Jo might marry his daughter and come under the parental roof for support Theories about Jo were plenty among the men who talked about him, but none of them were flattering to the young man's character : counterfeiter, burglar's accomplice, confidence man, horse thief, fugitive from justice there was one to prove that Jo deserved each of these un popular "appellations, while the only theory in the least degree tolerable was that of a scatter-brained youth who consumed quarts of hair-oil and read the New York Rommuxr he believed Jo wa3 an exiled prince in disguise; but even, princes were unpopular'among the hard working population of Kingsboio. One.cool night, several weeks after Jo's NO. 8. appearance at Kingsboro, the opposing theorists as to Jo's character indulged in a many-cornered and very lively duel. It was during aseason when sudden at mospheric changes made most of the Kingsboro people bilious ; otherwise the bitterness with which the conversation finally came to be characterized would have been inexplicable. Squiro Ripson so far forgot his years and dignity of character as to call Bill Burtb, his tem porary host, a fool for holding that Jo could be nothing worse than a well-to-do young man enjoying himself, while the aggrieved Bill, notwithstanding the kindliness of spirit which was proper to a man who was a Methodist class leader, called the Squire a liar. Both men were upon their feet inclining slightly for ward towards each other, and looking words which should never be spoken, when suddenly the mail stage drew up with "a crash at the door. The postmas ter threw a last parting glance at the Squire and hurried out for his mail bags, while the whole party followed to see who might be in the stage. The light streamed through the open door into the stage, and the villagers saw inside a sin gle passenger, whom" they recognized as a Cincinnati salesman, through whom some of the Kingsboro merchants occasi onally purchased goods. They were about to turn away in mingled disap pointmentand resignation when suddenly Jo Mallison, who had just arrived at the office, sprang into the stage and threw himself. upon the passenger, while the stage turned quickly, the driver whipped up furiously and started for the hotel. The stares which passed around the party of spectators were simply appalling in their blankness. At last Squire Rip- son recocred breath cuough to gasp, "Detectne!" "No such thing!" shouted Bill Burth through tho delivery window. "It's probably the poor little fellow's brother, and he's been watching for him weeks longer than he expected to." A derisive smile played over. tho hills and valleys ol the Squire'3 face, and he was about to say something savage, when the reader of the New York lio mancer nbandoncd his theory of the die guided prince and suggested that Jo was a highwayman ; that he knew traveling salesmen carried lots of money; that he was robbing the salesman; the driver was in league with him, 'and like enough they were a mile from town by this time instead of going to the hotel. "Jack Sheppard was a little fellow' said the theorist in evidence. "I'm going to the hotel," said the Squire, starting for thedoorand followed by the whole party. A moment later the door of the postmasters' inner sanctum was heard to slam, and Bill Burth came running to join the crowd. Sol. Turner who carried crutches and was soon left behind, shouted appealingly to them to do nothing until he got there to see, but no encouraging answer was wafted back to him. The hotel was gained, and the stage stood before the door, but the consequent failure of the theory of the Homancer's reader could not stop the impetuous rush of tho villagers. They crowded into the public room of the hotel, but neither Jo nor the stranger was there. In a moment, however, a door opened, and good Mrs. Butler, tho landlady, appeared with a smile on her face and a tear in each eye. "I know what you men are after," she sai 1. "Don't ever talk about woman's curiosity again. The whole story is this: Jo Mallison is a woman, and Mr. Brown was her lover. They had some sort of a lover's quarrel, and parted angry. She made up her mind she was in the wrong, but by that time he had started on anoth er trip. She didn't know where to write to him, but she had once'heard him say ho never missed going to Kings boro; so she came here in a suit of her brother's clothes and has been waiting for him ever since, poor girl. And they've made up, and are ever so happy, aud arc going to be married to-morrow. And I've known about it all the time, and I'd have done just what she did if Fd been her. This last clause of Mrs. Butler's speech was enough to set Jo Mallison right in every one s eyes, lor Mrs. iiutler was one of those women who are trusted by cycry one in questions of propriety. But it is doubtful whether her hearers on this particular occasion reur.embered thi s portion of her wonderful address until it was recalled by some slighting remark made by persons to whom the story was told at seend hand. The man said nothing to each other for several mo ments, then Bill Burth went meekly up to Squire Ripson and whispered : "I was a fool, Sqnire." "I was another," whispered the Squire in return. The interested partieshad determined to have the wedding ceremony performed with the greatest privacy, but some one learned from Parson Fish the houf at which the service was to be performed, and news spread rapidly, and the Kings boro people took the matter into their own hands. They dressed in their best and besieged the hotel, and when the bride saw them through the slats of her window blinds her sense of fun moved her to order that they should be admit ted so far as the capacity of da largest room in the hotel would allow. Then it was discovered that the bride had dis 1UTES OF ADVERTISING. srves... linen... 2 inch .. 3 inch... 4 inch... Col .. iC61... 1 Col. U.Itr.lv.J m.iS m.ls m. ITK. 100 ISO 20U .100(l 501650 41010 IU IB "SOU S 001 6 SOI lo on 1100 15 00 JOO 15 OH 35 00 60 at ,3 OB S 00 5 00 r ait l no 10 00112 OOll 7 UUI H 50 so 3 5' 5 SO e-50 1 13 TO1 IS VU 2J tt.J7 001 23 00 WOO 50 10 00 Iti 00 : 10 OOilG tt) 00 i L&CC eooo 100 00 Jj-Tramient and Legal advertisements must be paid for in advance. 1 ocal and Special Notices, 10 cents a Kne. All letters in relation-to business In any wiy connected with the oflice should,! address! Hr tue Publishers and Proprietors. Almsox ft Peskucs-. . creetly brought a trunkful of her owa proper apparel with her, and that she looked simply charming in a neat walk ing suit and bonnet. Parson Fish made man and wife of Hubert L. Brown and Josephine M. Allison, and" then "Jo" kissed and was kissed by all the Kings boro girls, and by msny matrons who seemed to grow younger as they looked into ner happy fao. As for the men, they looked as sheepish as they deserved to, but they had a new subject for con versation, and it lasted the post-office coterie for a full fortnight Hearth and Hume. Toe Mound Builders- Prof. Denton, whqdeiivcred bis lecture upon "Ancient America; Its Mound Builders and copper Workers," at the Opera House, last night, assumes; First That America is the oldest part of the globe the first land that appeared above tho waters extended f rom"Nof th of the St. Lawrence,' to Labrador and ttence northwestward toward tho Arctic sea. This is proved by the discovery of fossils in the creaceous deposits which contain evidence that the oak, the beech and other trees grew at that period, while no such evidence arc yisible in correspond ing deposits in Europe; human skulls were also found iu California which proved that man flourished in America long ages before he appeared on the eastern continent. Second After America was discovered attention was directed to the 'works of the mound builders. These mounds existed 4by tens of thousands, and cov ered the States along the Ohio and Mis sissippi valleys. Many were small, but others covered 400 acres and were 70 feet high. Some were truncated, and showed they were sacrificial mounds; others were for fortifications and the smaller ones indicating the localities of towns, villages and cities. They all contain copper and stone implement, pottery, charcoal and other evidences of the advanced condition of tho country. These mounds extend from Lake Supe rior to Mexico. Tho antiquity of some mounds is not over 400 years, while oth ers are muc"h olde.r. " Third The mound-builders were Mex icans, who were sent from Mexico to work the copper mines of Lake Superior. The marks of their works are visible in all these mines. This copper by prodig ious labor waa dug out and carried to Mexico, and this is proved by the fact that copper implements found in the mounds, and the multitudinous articles of copper found in Mexico by the Span iards was Superior copper, which is found mixed with silver, and no other capper of the kind isknowifto exist elsewhere After Cortez conquered Mexico the mound-builders began to tliapjearf tho mines were abindoned. and the Indians took possession of this country. Prof. Denton laid great stress on the fact that the Indians possessed no traditions as to who the mound-builders were, or when the mounds were constructed, and yet it is still more singular that they possess no traditions about these multitudinous Azects that once swarmed over the Mis sissippi volley, and who must have dis- , appeared only about 400 years ago. This is the more remarkable in view of the fact that the mound-builders were per manent inhabitants and had hundreds of cities, towns, and villages, which must have been settled and occupied for a thousand years or more. Fourth The relation between the mound-builders and the Mexicans is shown in the similarity of the 'shape between the mounds of the West and .of Mexico, and of the evidences showing that the sacrificial mounds were used for the same purpose; also in the fact that volcanic glass instruments were found in the northern mounds while Superior cop per implements were found in the Mexi-. can mounds. Fifth Tho mound-builders, or Mexi cans and Peruvians, are descendants of the Egyptians, who came across from . Africa on the dry land that extended from Africa to South America during the tertiary period. Sixth The Indians are descendants ot the Tartars or Asiatics, who came over when land connected North America with northern Asia. The esquimaux are also related to an ancient race that lived in France. St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Pros. A Mean Thing The Lawrence Journal says the Kansas House of Representatives did mean thing in cutting down by one-half .the appropriation to pay for the publication of the Constitutional Amendment in the newspapers of the State. The price of that publication is fixed by law, and the papers are en titled to it just as much as the honorable members are to their three dollars.per day and mileage. We agree with the Journal, that this was a mean thing not only that, but a little thing. It was one Of those foolish, attempts at false economy which always leaves the State out of pocket The bills which this action attempts to repu diate, were all'made under contract with the Secretary of State, and if the money to settle them is not appropriated this session, the only effect will be to make the men who have honestly earned their money wait two years longer for their pay. Leavmxcorth Timet.