Newspaper Page Text
at rmjmnMmgm&Pinm'bJmii" L.-.fr-:;H "ItKii .... , ., .-. , c. . . . 35Sr -a . S . JW Tfat i ' 2 r.- - ' 3 l .-, khitKnc .f '7x 5 W SB Sa B ttW HI K ft ' f Jlc ' -.' -d J i Jut $. i, a . . " " -.- . . . . -- - ' . S.'-"" , -iVW na.Tr.i'H. Jen:. . :-' I Vf.i ' .r'-' ; . rw 'a VOLUME Xt" IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 1, 1877. . NUMBER 36. .. til YSfc H i W' .' -bt - t FB HB -1B KMiilIili ,i .M HAta. JBk't. & k. in , m s ah r-V N- CURRENT EVENTS. A dispatch from Salt Lake, 20th, said that the hostile Nez-Perce Indians were encamped in force at Hole-in-the-Rock Stage Station, in Idaho, about 90 miles - north of Fort HalL They had, destroy ed the telegraph line in the vicinity.and stopped all travel over the road. A number of friendly Shoshones and Ban nocks had gone forward to join General Howard, who was in pursuit of the hos tiler. The hostile Indians, after a halt of several days at Hole-in-the-Rock, to re cuperate their stock', burned all the re maining provender and left on the 20th upon the appearance of Howard's ad vance. They hovered around long enougfi, however, to swoop down upon Howard's stock-train, getting off with about ISO horses. They were pursued by three companies of cavalry and. over taken about six miles distant, when a skirmish ensued in which one soldier was killed and six wounded; Indian loss not stated. Thelndians did not appear to be in any hurry, or anxious to avoid a fight. They are supposed to number between 400 and 500, and seem to be making their way towards the Crow country and the Yellowstone. A telegram from Helena, Mont., 27th, says that the hostDes had appear ed fii Greser Basin. On the 24th they struck a party of settlers, killing seven men .and taking prisoners two women and one man. The captives were subsequently released. The In dians were under command of Joseph, Looking-glass and White Bird. A grand Indian council is to be held at Spokane Falls, Idaho, for the pur pose' of quieting those warriors who have not yet joined Joseph's band, but it is feared might be easily persuaded to do so. About 100 Chiefs and head men are expected to be p'resent. The nego tiations on the part of tho whites will be conducted by Col. Wilkins, Indian Inspector, assisted by Capt. Wilkinson, Gen. Howard's aid-de-camp. Prof. Hall, of the Washington Naval Observatory, on the night of the 16th discovered a satellite to the planet Mars. Its time of revolution is about 30 hours and its distance Detwccn 14,000 and 15, 000 miles. Prof. Hall thinks he has also discovered a second and smaller satellite to the same planet, but will need further observation to fully confirm this. This discovery is considered by astronomers as among the greatest tel cscopic achievements of the century. The Western Union and Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Companies have con solidated. . All earnings are to be pool ed, extra offices abolished, and former rates restored between competing points. President Hayes and party were at Mount Washington on the 20th. Pub lic receptions were tendered them at Rutland, Brattleborp, Windsor, and other towns in Vermont. The Presi dent declined an invitation from Gov. Connor and Senator Blaine to visit Maine.'on account of previous engage ments. The coal miners' strike in the Lacka wanna, Lehigh, Luzerne and Wyoming Valleys of Pennsylvania threatens to become' general, the total number of men at present locked, out being esti mated at from 25,000 to 30,000.. The strike at present is founded upon a de mand of a restoration of May wages, or an advance, of about 25 per cent, on present wages. The, operators have , offered to restore May wages should the present price of coal be maintained until September 1. This offer does not seem to be satisfactory, and has been rejected. No serious, troubles have yet occurred, but a collision is imminent at anytime, and a large police and militia force are constantly on guard . : The Directors of the Texas and Paci fic Railroad; in their annual report,give a statement of what they ask. from Con- , gress. They propose an open highway, 1,400 miles in length, from Fort Worth to San Diego,, which, with the road now completed, shah be under Government control. Last winter political disputes "'prevented9 the considera tion of ..their project, but they hope to gain favorable consideration at next winter 'a session. 'They propose to limit the Government's liability to $2,500,000 per annum, for which a first mortgage is offered upon the road and 18.000,000 acres of land. Govern ment bonds, bearing 5 percent, inter est are asked at the rate of $35,000 per mile of road constructed, $5,000 per mile to remain in the treasury of the United States. It is a private enter uprise, "'ttjfysajr; designed to secure the''peopIe,r'. without cost to" the Government, a national highway the . constanactioH"oi which at thk time k be lieved'to bea'dGeldifor the employment ofthe auipms populations .The recent discovery of coal mines,', and the" devel opment of rich agricultural and-mineral lands upoH.the line of the road are re- ferredto.as reasons for -the opening of thw great Sotlwm highway. rn iTfeVaMalt around theDeClioines Kapmof the Mississippi at i'Keokuk, MffifisWM jEojroally .opined 6a the 23d. 'length, and 300 feet in width, with three locks, each 360 -feet in length. It was coHMMidOcMer, 1867,' adluu been in progress most of the time since. The improvement has cost over $4,000,000, and is the most important one on the Mississippi above New Orleans. The wheat crop of the States of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky is estimated by the Cincinnati Commercial at 60,000,000 bushels this year. The average crop of these States is about 42,000,000 bushels. The Minnesota wheat crop is estimated at 31,000,000 bushels, against 18,000,000 bushels last year. The Pennsylvania Democratic State Convention was held on the 23d. The platform denounces the illegal induc tion of Hayes to the Presidency; de clares that the policy of non-intervention in State affairs and the confessed need of reform in the Civil Service are on admission of Republican failure and a vindication of the Democratic party ; opposes further legislation for the" especial benefit of corporations, and says that Labor and Capital should be left free to adjust their own relations; expresses sympathy with the laboring classes out of employment, but repro bates all resorts to force or intimida tion to redress grievances ; opposes the increase of the standing army, and re affirms the financial plank of the St. Louis platform. p-TheTennsylvania Railroad Company have published a notification to all par ties haying claims against them for goods destroyed by the mob at Pitts burg, to put their claims into the hands of the attorney of the Company and they will be presented to the authorities of Allegheny County without expense to the claimant, the county, it is held, be ing responsible for the losses. The ag gregate value of property "destroyed in Pittsburg is abouf86,000,0O0. In the suit brought against Mr. Wil liam McKec by the Government for damages accruing from his complicity with the St. Louis Whisky Ring, the defendant has filed a demurrer to the first 454 counts of the bill, claiming that the offense is barred by the statute of limitations. To the other 1,98 counts he answers that, having been once tried, convicted, sentenced, and pardoned for the crime therein alleged, no defense is necessary. Tho Chicago Inter-Ocean recently ad dressed a circular letter to the various Members of Congress, asking them to indicate their position on the subject of remonetizing silver, and received re plies from 197. Of these, 131 favor re pealing the law of 1873 and restoring the dollar of the fathers to its old place in the coinage, 15 remonetizing with conditions attached, 18 oppose remon etizing, 3i are undecided, and 2 decline to answer. Commissioner Raum has recently been looking into the practice of nepo tism in his department, which has here tofore been quite prevalent. An order has now been issued forbidding Col lectors to employ more than one person of a family not their own, and to ap point not more than one relative each of their own. The Anti-Administration Republicans of Ohio have issued an address, recom mending all in sympathy with the move ment to abstain from voting at the com ing State election. . MINOR NOTES. A panic occurred on the steamer Phil. Allen, Just as she was preparing to leave Memphis on the 21st, caused by the blowing out of her safety-valve. A number of pas sengers Jumped overboard, and others from the boiler-deck to the lower deck, among them Hiss Ella Lapaugh, an Eastern news paper correspondent, who was severely In jured. None of the others were hurt. The Lakeside House, a summer hotel on the Hint Lake, Madison, Wis., was burned on the morning of the 21st. The contents of the house were all removed in safety. About 100 guests were at breakfast. ;5vhen the fire broke out In an out-building, but there be ing no Are appliances it was not possible to save the' hotel. Loss about $16,000; insured for $12,000. At Omaha, on the 20th, during the preva lence of a thunder-storm, a row-boat on the river, containing a party of five persons, was struck by lightning. George Sladge was in stantly, killed. Mrs- Heger sprang from her seat, threw out her arms frantically, fell backward into the stream and was swept out of sight. The remainder of the party, one man and two women, drifted safely to the shore. t , - A $75,000 fire occurred at Anoka, Minn., on the 20th, a large amount of milling property being destroyed. The ninth annual session of the National Board of Trade was held In Milwaukee, be ginning on the 21st. The United States revenue officers in Ken tucky have recently been making desperate efforts to break up illicit distilling in that State, which is said to be quite prevalent A number of serious collisions have occurred. Over 100 arrests have been made. The body of a man supposed to be J. H. Mackey, of the firm of Lewis & Maekey, lawyers, Brooklyn, If. T., was found in the woods near Newport, Ky., on the 19th. The skull was fractured and the body badly de composed. It was identified by papers iaBMdlaihe.pcket!6f feceel . Stack Foster,colored, who was charged with murdering his father-in-law, near Cortland, Ala., recently, fled to Memphis. On the 23d an attempt was made to arrest him under a requisition. He ran from the officers, when one of them fired at him with a revolver, the ball rtrlklag him in the back aadys4s tbeitiTtke heart, eawlBg in stant death.'- " "" 'j-- The Democratic campaign in Ohio was In augurated by a Urge meeting at Colnmbaa on the night of the SM. Hew George H Pendleton and Gen. Thomas Ewing were the leading speakers. A dispatch from Alexandria, Egypt, 23d, says: The French man-of-war Correze has passed Aden, with cholera on board. Fifty of the crew are dead, and 130 are still sick. John Wesley Hardin, a former notorious Texas desperado, who Li said to have com mitted 27 murders.the last of whicho far as known, was the killing of the Sheriff of Comanche County,was.arrested at Pemaco- la, Florida, on the 24th,on a requisition from the Governor of Texas. He had lived for some years in Florida under the name of John Swain. About twenty shots were fired in making the arrest, and Hardin's compan ion, named Mann, who had a pistol in his hand, was killed. Dr. TV. F. Cooper, living near Charleston, W. Va., Is under arrest for poisoning his wife. She having been his third wife, and both his former wives having died suddenly under what was considered suspicious circumstance, it is now supposed he pois oned them also, and their bodies will be ex humed and examined for traces of poison. He was a man of violent temper, especially when Intoxicated. The Presidential party returned to Wash-' ington on the 24th from their New England tour. The President will go to Ohio the first week in September. Richard Shuck, who was convicted of the murder of a man named Paris, and hanged at Owenton, Ky., last month, is now proren to have been innocent of that crime. He strongly protested his innocence on the gal lows. It is generally believed, however, that he was implicated in a good many other crimes, and the community where he lived do not seem to feel very badly about his tak ing off. , Lieut.Wm. 31. English, wounded in Gib bon's recent fight with the Indians, died on the 21st A shipment of 1,200 barrels of flour was made on the 24th from Nashville, Tenn., di rect to Liverpool, via Port Royal, S. C. A meeting of Greenbackers, held at New Haven, Ct., passed resolutions calling for the removal of Secretary Sherman. A party of 20 miners were attacked by several hundred Indians, about 150 miles from Deadwood, .on tho 21st. The miners managed to partially protect their position by digging rifle-pits before the Indians came upon them, and thus escaped with the loss of only one man killed after a fight last ing four hours. The Indians Btanipeded all their stock and left during the night The Missouri River railway bridge at Omaha was struck by a cyclone on the night of the 2.1th, and two entire spans of the su perstructure, each 250 feet in length, were destroyed. The loss is estimated at $350,900, and it will take two or three months to re pair the damage. The Deadwood stage was again robbed, on the night of the 23d, at Buffalo Gap, by five highwaymen. They fired on thestage( it k said, before ordering it to halt, and one man was shot through the ear, not seriously. The robbery only panned out about $12, there being no treasure aboard. .The People's Bank, of Logansport, Ind., suspended on the 25th, owing to an insuf ficiency of funds to continue business. Gen. Grant returned to London from his continental tour on the 25th. ' At Chicago, on the evening of the 27tli, IVm. O'SuIlivan shot and instantly killed Miss Kate Brannock and then killed himself. O'SuUivan was about 30 years old, sexton in St Jareth's Church, on the "West Side, and had been paying his addresses to the murdered woman. Miss Brannock was about 23 years old, well educated and high ly respected. It is not known what impell ed O'SuIlivan to commit the awful crime, as his relations with Miss Brannock had been entirely cordial, so far as known. Sire. J. E. Jepson, living at Easton", Leavenworth County, Kansas, was fatally burned on the night of the 26th while en deavoring to light a fire with coal oil. She died in great agony at 8 o'clock on the fol lowing morning. The twentieth biennial conclave pt the Knights Templar of the United States was held in Cleveland, commencing on the 27th. Therewas a very large attendance of visit ing Knights. David Heilman, residing three miles south of Millcrsburg, Ohio, had threshed his grain, consisting of 90" bushels of wheat and 300 bushels of oats,, and, not having any granary, stored it in the loft of the dwelling, which was a log structure. At 4 o'clock on the morning of the 26th the Joists under the grain gave way and the whole pile came down in a mo ment, instantly killing -Mrs. Heilman and three children, who were asleep. Mr. Heil man barely escaped with his life. His other children were sleeping in another part of the house and were unhurt At St. Paris, Champaign County, Ohio,on the 27tb, Louis Dash, an intemperate shoe maker, cut his wife's throat with a razor and then severed his own Jugular vein. lie was under the influence of liquor at the time of the murder. Two children, aged 10 and 12 years, were sleeping in the room at the time, and were awakened by 'the struggle, and gave the alarm. .Three road-agents paid a visit to Dead wood on the 27th: They were Tecognized and arrested, but not without a fight in which an officer received a bullet through the arm and one of the desperadoes was fa tally wounded. Ben BeBar, the well known actor, died at his home in St Louis on the 28th. He had been for some weeks confined to his bed by paralysis. THE EUROPEAN WAR. A Constantinople special, 21st, says the Porte has ordered the immediate concenr tration of 50,000 militia of, the second class at Adrianople, Sofia and other points near the scene of operations. The official Rus sian Press, Agency authorizes the statement to be published that the Russian losses in the two battles before Plevna were from 8,000 to lOfiOO men, halt of whom were kill ed or seriously wounded. About 5,000 are In hospitals at SIstova,Simnitza and Turnu Magureli. Of 200 persons attached to red cross ambulances, 40 were killed while col lecting the wounded. - The most desperate fighting of. the war took place at ScUpka Pass In the Balkans, where the Turks under Suleiman Pasha, on the 21st, undertook the desperate feat of driving the Russians from their almost Im pregnable" position. The attacking army, for five dayt,mide the most heroic charges upon the RaMiaa fertiicatioBS, and several Um nearly gaiaed sk Important victory, noteblyoa the 23d,whea the wavering Rus sians were only saved frees annihilation by the opportune arrjyal of reinforcements. Ob the 25th desultory fighting was still in progress. STATE NEWB. Thk Catholic Colonization Association of St Louis, at a meeting held on Sunday, the 96th, passed a resolution selecting the State of Kansas as the home of its colony. There is to be a change in UnitedStates Paymasters in the Leavenworth department Major Brooke, for many years stationed there, has been ordered to Detroit, Michi gan, and Major Tyrrel has been ordered to San Antonio, Texas, while Major Gibson, of the latter place, succeeds Major Brooke. Tax grasshopper has come down on a few fields in the Republican Valley, but no spe cial damage is done yet Last year the tax-levy in Mitchell Coun ty was 16 1-2 mills, and this year It is 13 3-4 mills. Joe Morris, formerly a resident of Ne osho Falls, was struck 'and killed by light ning, near the residence of Mr. AVm. Stocka brand, Owl Creek, Woodson County, during a recent storm. The number of visitors to the museum, at the rooms of the State Board of Agriculture, at Topeka, will average about fifty daily. The majority are people from the East, seeking homes in Kansas. Many saw the Kansas display at the Centennial, which in duced them to visit the land, that yielded such wonderful products. They say that Kansas Ismail .the talk "in their respective localities? and", that although, they,had an ticipated in .Kansas alovely Mid' beautiful country,. the realization .far .exceeded their expectations. , V n v.'.. Vfi A destructive tornado of wind and hail recently .'sVrept over ;a portion of Sumner County near Belle Plains. Houses andBta blcs were" blown down torn (b pieces and scattered broadcast, sacks of wheat. torn to nieces and the corn-fields Jeveledwith the ground.. Several persons were Injured, but no one killed so far as war; known. The wind storm extended on both sides of the Belle Plains and Wellington Road for over a mile in width and two miles ln,Iength. The loss of property is estimated at a large amount. This following Post-offlce changes were made in this State during the week ending August 18; Established Dry Creek, Sa line County, Nathaniel Macombcr, postmas ter; Hayes, Nemaha, David B. Mercer, postmaster; Hickory, Butler, Abel D. Stone, postmaster; Keene, Waubaunsec, Thomas A. Rutledge, postmaster. Discontinued Milton, Marion County. Postmasters ap pointedBrown's Grove, Pawnee County, James C. Sanders; Discord, Brown, S. II. Sawyer; .Lincoln Center, Lincoln, John Z. Springer; Manhattan, Riley, John Piplier; Rubens, Jewell, Robert T. Kinkadc. Mrs. Carrie E. Hull, one of the contest ants in the famous Hull-Wiley baby case, at Leavenworth, has sued Edgar Hull", her brother-in-law; Latham Hull, her father-in-law;Gcorge Chandler,Mrs. Hester Wiley ,the one who was decided by the court.to be the mother of the child; and Mrs. Smith, Ma tron for the Home for Friendless Women; Mrs. Cusbing, Mrs. J. C. Douglass, Mrs. J. A. Bullen, Mrs. Mary Alford, representing the Home for Friendless Women, for dam ages in the sum of $40,000 for the abduction of her child and husband, neither of whom she has seen for a long time. This opens up a new feature in the case, and will tend to make it more interesting than ever. A colony of Baltimore workingmen to the number of about 100 persons have se lected lands in the neighborhood of Kinsley, Edwards County, on the line of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, and will emi grate there this fall. This is another strike in the right direction. A larok number of armed men from Em pire City, on the 22d, undertook to build a stockade between the rival towns of Empire and Galena, Cherokee Co. The alarm was sounded in.Galena by ringing of bells, and an opppsing force of about 60 men, with guns and revolvers,collected to prevent pro ceedings. The mail-coach going to Empire for the mail was stopped and ordered back to Galena. Mayor Webb, of Galena, read a proclamation declaring a stockade between the two cities an obstruction to travel con trary to law and calculated to Incite riot and bloodshed, and called .upon the citizens to destroy the same, whereupon the Galena crowd commenced tearing down the tim ben, and with the aid of coal oil soon had it all ablaze. Tho excitement ran high. Some promiscuous firing was done, and one or two persons were wounded, but not seri ously. The Galena crowd carried the day, and the stockade Is in ashes. The excite ment is abating to-night, though about 300 citizens are under arms,, ready for any emergency. Mr. Wolt and family, of Oarbondale, Oeage County, met with a sad accident on the 17th. The family, consisting of father, mother, and three children, drove out into the country, and when retaining in the af ternoon the wagon was upset' and the occu pants thrown out Mrs. Wolf clung to her baby as it was falling, but its little head was dashed against a rock with such force as to crush it to a shapeless mass, and life was in stantly extinguished. M. O. Culver, who lives 25 miles west of Wichita, on the NInnescah, on the morning of the 8th Inst,' saw a bunch of nine buffa lees quietly grazing within a mile of his house. Getting his gun and mounting his horse, he gave chase, and after an exciting ride succeeded in killing one of the mon sters of the plains. The entire neighborhood was soon on the chase, and the whole num ber was killed. This is the first buffalo seen near Wichita since 1873, when quite a num ber were killed along the NInnescah. The Central Branch Road Is to be extend ed west as far as Beloit Mitchell County. It will be one of the most Important and best paying railroads In the West when it reaches that region its. whole line, for over two hundred miles, being through one of the loveliest and most fertile regions under the sun. Twe Kermis. A few weeks ago a boy in Lancaster, Fa., fell between the bumpers of a mov ing train, but his pantaloons catching on some portion of the car he was held suspended over the rail without injury untd the train stopped, when he was re leased. Had the cloth of his trousers been poor, staff the lad would nave'beeh killed. 'This incident shows the advan tage of wearing strong clothing.. In Lancaster County, a few days ago, a man who was driving, a threshing-machine had one of the togs of ldspanta locucaaghtrmthe wplingsadtorn completely 'off. Had the cloth been of sterner staff the maa probably wotdd. havelieea UBed. The noral of this incident is well, it is so' plaihlyrand diametrically opposed to the first, that it b hardly worthwhile indicating. Aorruf Tens JwrWfS. A BLOODY STOBY. Twentjr.tnree AmezieSBS Killed by Two Mexicans A Bemialacenee 'of Early Times In Colorado. Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune.') Lawrence, Kan., August 21. When the Kansas editorial excursionists to the Rocky Mountains had climbed to the summit of the Sancre-de-Christo Bancre. by means of -the wonderful Denver; and Rio Grande Narrow-gauge Railway, and when thay had gathered for a little rest about one of the babbling springs just over the " divide," attention was called by Judge Hallett, a member of the party, to a group of rocks some dis tance down the valley, named, presum edly from their shape, THE "ANVIL BOCKS." It was from this group of rocks, as an ambuscade, that the famous Espinosa Mexican outlaw shot and killed, with no other purpose than to shoot and kill. so many innocent travelers. The story is sun an occasional startler to tne re flective old settlers of Colorado, and the story is truly terrible enough in all its details to startle the most disinterested, whether resident in Colorado or thou sands of miles therefrom. It is as fol lows: From time to time, all through the year 1863, parties of troops or travelers passing through the south-central por tions of Colorado would come upon the dead body of some traveler, lying- as it fell, with horses or team straying some where in the vicinity, and with no ap parent attempt at robbery, or other rea son for the murder having been com- imuuu. a man wouiu tie ieuna aeaa on the road, with all his valuables about him and his horse by his side: and the next day another would be found, many miles distant, under exactly similar cir cumstances. A rifle-shot would be heard in the vicinity of a mining-camp, and proper investigation would reveal the dead body of some companion miner, herder, or other attache of the camp, who had wandered away, care lessly or upon some errand. After nine of these murders had been discovered.it wa3 noticed that EVERT VICTIM WAS AN AMERICAN, although the Territory at the time con tained a large proportion of Mexican and other settlers. But murderers will out, and the agents of this wholesale slaughter first came out in this wise: One day two prospectors were riding together towards California Uuich,when suddenly a couple of Mexicans appeared in the road ahead, with rifles in their hands, and fired simultaneously. One of the prospectors fell dead, while the other, though badly wounded, succeed ed in retaining his saddle until he could reach the Gulch and report what had transpired. A party of miners soon left the Gulch in hot pursuit of the murderers. Their trail was fonnd, and followed until, with a long-range ride, one Mexican was picked off his horse. The other man aged to make his escape. The wound ed man was recoirnizcd as belonsrinsr to a family named Espinosa, residents of Southern uoioraao. xie oreatnea long drawn curses upon all Americans, boasted of the number he and his brother had killed, and, while regretting his own untimely departure from the field of action, was in some degree con tent to leave the rest of the hated race to the tender mercies of his more skill ful brother. The wounded Espinosa was irUNG TO A TREE, and left for the fowls of the air to feed upon. From a few days after the hanging until many months had. elapsed, mur ders of the usual kind were of frequent occurrence. On one occasion the Gov ernor of the Territory received a letter from the surviving Espinosa, in which tue latter stated that ne and ms nrotner had once been deeply wronged by some Americans; that they had vowed ven- feance upon the whole race; that he ad killed or assisted in killing twenty three Americans; that his brother was dead, and he was tired of the business, and would transgress no more provided the Governor would proclaim nis par-: don on or before a, certain date. Of course no notice was taken of this prop osition, and very soon the killinsr began again, fortunately soon to be ended in this wise : Col. E. W. Wyncoop, now of Denver, was then commanding Jbort Lyon, Southern Colorado, and had detailed Lieut. Baldwin, of the Colorado Volun teers, with a squad of men, to escort a Government train to Fort Garland, across the Sangre-de-Christo Pass. On his return, Lieut. Baldwin discovered, near the summit of the pass, THE DEAD BODY of a man who had left Garland shortly before the troops. The body was still warm, and the Lieutenant resolved to improve his opportunity to capture the murderer, lortunately he had with him an old scout and guide named An- tabees one who was not excelled in ins peculiar line in all the mountains. Un der the guidance of Autabees, who soon found the murderer's trail, the troops started in pursuit. The trail led up the mountain-side, and was ren dered obscure by the presence of much fallen timber. But, aftera half-mile's stealthy progress, "the party came to a sudden halt at signals from Autabees. There, about fifty yards away, in a small clearing, could be seen a Mexican boy, not over 16 years of age, engaged in building a fire, and a man in the act of cutting meat from a quarter hanging to a limb. Autabees thrust his rifle through the aperture which had re vealed the murderers, and fired. - ESPINOSA WUMBIK TWO for he it was leaped Ugh. into the air, and then fell. But, quickly regain ing his feet, he sprang to kis rifle, shout ing to the boy, in Spanish, "Bun, Manuel! The Americans are on us!" Before Espinosa could reach Ids Title, two shots from Antabees's revolver had let out his life. Lieut. Baldwin felled the boy with one shet.- spinosa's aeaa was put upon a poie and carried to-, the fort.' Jianael was buried where hafeH. ..Thus ends one of the mostterribla .ofc aBtrae stories of eady life in the Far West. The Amana Sodetviflbwa County; Iowa, own 28,000 acres of laad-ia one body, oa which they have iaveated.in improvements nearly ffJOOO.OOO. FIJSeEHT FABA8BAFH8. A TWO-FOOT RULE : dry. Keep your feet When yon see a pretty girl putting on a postage-stamp, don't you wish you wereueorge Washington? Personal Sitting-Bull, my dear boy, all will be forgiven and the past buried, if you will but return to your be- reaved mends. uncle a&m.vntcago journal. A doctor asked a.bachelordry-goods clerk if his health, continued good dur ing the heated term; and the clerk re plied, " Scalp of Mohammed!, youdont expect a fellow to get up any gilt-edged cholera or any thing on boarding-house toast and fried liver, do you??' The benevolent doctor sent the destitute clerk a peck of cucumbers. An ingenuous youth returned to his lodgings a few nights since, in a state ofgreat independence and erectness. "Tom," saia his fellow-lodger, "are you drunk or sober?" " Well," replied the youth, with a peculiar dignified and oracuiar manner,; wnicn only an in toxicated person can. assume, "for where I've come from, sober; but for here, pretty drunk '"Ban Francisco Call. The very children seemed touched by ine atmospnere oi tne puce. A tittle boy not three years old said to a eentle- man calling upon his father: "Is your father dead?" The gentleman answered in the affirmative, and the youngster continued:. "Did he drink whisky, or (ret killed ' " Thn hnv thnnrh Uinn waa e: 7ir-. zk ,!,' rra?- v.-v-r uui iwu ways ui ujmg in nismarcs, Dy whisky or murder. It is a strange thing to see a city chap at a country party, but he was there, and in ms conversation with one of the prettiest lasses ventured to inquire: "Were you ever at a watering-place?" "Oh, yes,",replied she, " I live right at one." " Indeed !" exclaimed hi irmw- ing interested, "where might it.be?" "Oh, just out here a little way," was her innocent reply, "my father keeps the railroad tank!" . . . , 7 . " T : ... - !B. " "What kind of house will we play?" uaaeu one uiua gin oi anoiner. un, play calling," replied the other. "Mary, here, she can be Mrs. Brown and sit on the step, and me and Julia will call on her and ask her how she is, and how her husband is, and if the baby's got over ine measies, ana ten ner now nice see looks in her new wrapper, and hope it won't hurt her much when she has that tooth filled. And then we'll say, ' Good-bye, Mrs.. Brown, come and see us some time or other, and bring the children and your sewincr: and -you're such, a stranger, and we don't see half enougn oi you.' Ana then me ana Julia well courtesy and waixron a piece; ana I'll say to Julia, 'Did you ever see such a horrid old fright as she looks- in that wrapper?' And then Julia she'll say, 'The idea of any body haying false teeth filled!" And thehl'll say, 'Yes, and what a homely lot of dirty little brats them young ones of her'n is.' Let's play it; what do you say?" Death ia Life Aa Opium-Eater's Story. The awful effects of opium-eating are described by Henry L. Sanford, an oc cupant of tne New York Tombs.. He is 28 years old, and begun to take mor phine about seven years ago, because whisky did not satisfy him. "That," said he to a reporter of the World, " had a splendid effect oa me, made me lively and ambitious, and gave me an amount of happiness I can not express to you. It transformed me at once. I became strong and independent. Nothing was too hard for me to undertake. I specu lated and made lots of money. At the end of two years my sufferings began." He went to a lunatic asylum, but could not be cured. He soon went up to 45 grains a day, and began taking it by in jection, for it had ceased to nave any effect if taken through the mouth. He had used a hypodermic syringe, but, losing this, got a common syringe, which he could not insert into the flesh without first cutting a hole. He used to take a razor and cut a gash in his thigh, and then with a scissors bore a hole into the flesh, into which he would insert the syringe and inject the mor phine. During the last two years he has taken over 60 grains a day, and has often taken over one dram, equal to .5 grains of opium. He is in jail for steal ing medical instruments, which he dis Sosed of to purchase the poisonous rug, and .he describes his sufferings thus: "If I wasn't so helpless, I'd soon be out of this hell I'm in. I have no fear of the next world. There is noth ing in this for me. For over two years I have "been dead. There is no, blood in me. F can eat nothing, and that which would keep life in meX can not ft. Even when asleep I have no rest, am constantly dreaming of being thrown in among a lot of dead, and be ing compelled to eat their flesh. I know when I wake up, covered as I am with a cold perspiration, that it is but a dream, but the effect of it makes my de sire for morphine' a torture. I would lull my own father in a minute if I could get enough for one dose. When the de sire comes on me l wouia not carenange the morphine for heaven. Give me the dose, and then bans me if yoa like. I don't care what they do with me after I have got the morphine." A Caraiverjsms Herse. - .Mr. Ezra A. Hermann owns a horse which has departed from the traditions of his' ancestors, and is caraivoroas, if not omnivoroas. The animal for some time has shown a disposition to take fresh meat, and when it is offered to him wQl devour it with apparent relish. He wffl also drink milk with avidity, aad estimates' a mouse;or a rat as quite a tit-bit. Yesterday, Mr. Hermann, in lumdHwg some tobaeeo-boxes, killed a moose. His son, who was present, offered the saoaeeto the horse, and it was'snappedup, nwutfcated, and swal lowed la a crests jmtbis somewnas atOBBBtoTBYts strange taste ot the horse, aad is disposed toaad fanH with theaalaisl tJieiasTheiptefaraleehto grain aad aay TaeiaaIaMlvaf n0d feed of sack ask usually provided for animals of the eoafae kind, and he is fat and aktav-Ztayfcfi (OkiQJhment. TThea aad Bewt Jat. Of course one's hours for eating must depend largely upon the occupation of the head ofthe family, yet habit, after all, regulates our customs more than the demands of work or trade, or the demands of employers. In the true home which is hot merely a place to stay in the table should be a sort of domestic altar to which every, member of the. family great cr small, brings daily his special offerings of brightness and. peace. Then, for at least a small fraction of every working-day in this busy, restless world, should every annoy ance be laid aside, quarrels forgotten and stormy tempers quieted, and each should shine at his best in cheerfulness and love, being so contented to sit down together at the same board, that whether it is spread of the fat of the land or with only a "dinner of herbs.'Mt is almost a sacramental feast, i Heaven preserve us. fromtha(.family where" the "head" site down to the table in his shirt-sleeves, and the mistress of the house with hers rolled up; where the children are either unruly or ill-manner ed, or are compelled by severe ideas of propriety to sit in constained silence and cram down rmquestioningly all that is placed before them. In such families the housewife generally re serves all the complaints and vexations of the day for rehearsal at the board, and the children are suppressed by that aggravating maxim, "children .should be seen and not heard," or cold water is. dashed upon their attempts at cheerfulness by the atrocious command, "Let your victuals stop your mouth!" Xet us revise the Darwin theory and "progress back ward" until we turn again to sponge and polypii, before we oegenerate'into this system. ' But we digress. Eight o'clock is a reasonable breakfast hour for all. con cerned. Then there is still ample. time for the children to get to school, and if we have worked an hour or two pre viously our appetites are so much the sharper and we are Teady for a rest. Genteel society would deem it a hard ship to breakfast before ten, but this paper is not addressed to them. It is another absurdity to eat our heartiest meal in the middle of the day, perhaps while the work is but half ac complished and the mind engrossed by many cares, under the prevalent pre judice of noon-day dinners. Mind and body must both assist in healthful digestion, and digestion in turn reacts upon mind and body in a sort of co operative arrangement, so that after a hearty meal nature demands a siesta. If we satisfy the "inner man" To" re- Eletion sites the cares of the day are ud away, when we feel with Long fellow's village blacksmith that "Some; tUlug- mm ylUl.inf f -TOAXICUlllJg; aone has earned a night's xepo3e;" then comes a quiet season of blissful languor, when mind and '"body, too sluggish to labor, can only peacfully -enjoy. For these and other reasons a mid-day lunch is most expe- dient, which canoe made very substan tial if desired, and with but little trouble, with, cold meats, hot drinks, etc., and dinner at five o'clock or there bouts. , We are aware that many ladies' who do their own work complain that under this' plan they can never be " dressed up" in the afternoon. Yet dinner is the same whenever you eat it, and if it be in good taste to dine at noon in cali co why is it any worse to do so .five hours latter ? With plenty of such pro tectors as sleevelets and aprons, which are so easily slipped on and off, ono may always be presentable at any ' time of day, and according to our notion a a ladv who does her own work is alw&va suitably attired at home to receive the chance caller in a neat, well fitting dress of calico or other wash goods. It does not follow that she need be a slouch be cause her dress is plain and in accord ance with her business; her collar may be immaculate, her bows and boots of the freshest, and her hair as smooth as the raven's wing, and the " eternal fit- -ness" will be maintained. QoldenBule. Deadwaed la Brief. There is no such place anywhere. It shows up in its worst forms the "fast and flash" American trait. A little over a year ago the site of this swarm ing camp was a part of the howling wil derness. To-day there are along the streets, and up and down the gulches, within a mile, over lO.ftX) people. Here is'a city of 4,000 inhabitants, with a floating population of 2,000 more. About 1,500 bouses and huts, and hun dreds of tents up the" hillsides, an acade my, church, two daily newspapers, four banks, twenty lawyers, physicians, dent ists', artists, club-houses, theaters a fnlL blast every night, the streets thronged with speculators, tramps, and bummers ; gambling-hells open all day long, and "cappers" on every corner watching: for the next "victim" such v-is" a hasty glance at Deadwood. It is a place in which the few prey upon the many. You can not buy any thing-for less than a. quarter; your living costs you' double what it would, at Denver or Salt .Lake City. You can't step in any direction without, facing some device forgetting rid of your money. They have eves got a "corner" on postage-stamps, aad yoa must pay from a dime to. a quarter for a 3-cent stamp. Cor. SmeYorh Tines. L g-Ceattaaed BeeepU ,t - ' f it v ll Si The Aroostook County (Maine) Eio neer, in noticing the death of W. Dela vari, a 'deaf inute," in San'Fraaciscb; states Oat the maa was neither 'deaf ner dnmb,lnit rein ewes-ted himself as aaeh In 186SbewaaatPresqae Isle, as. mate artist, representing that he was sketch ing scenery of apanoramaof Aroostook; He 'wa made mach of,-aad-was-adi mittedto every house as awefebawgaeat,'. aad consequently became the possessor of many famuy secrets. ,He ran 'off with a blacksmith's daughter, to' whom he had revealed the fact that he waaiatt impostor, but thetaragsd. fathLerk took them and tneyweat baekv., They, werenaaHy married, however, anft'iin sawipnsnny; deserts a Mawtfe'aad ran away wlta anoiner .woman, ue smr ward turned up in' the Lake Saperior copper-mines as a deaf, mate Govern ment aeteottve. l il f 4 n - i. I 1 1 1- j- . i . -A - Jr. fr Lfe - - - ., l-1rs-:s h&z&s&r&f. ', .-.fc J-?' n .-? - ifj-, ,' S4Jyg 4&&&'lr$i. irf! m zi-vt-GSm-i -44.PVr : - ---r-. "