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SODAT K0RM5CI. FEB 11 1877.
The present nituatien in regard to the Preai
dential niaddle reminds ns of the old story
of the two bulb that got to fighting on the
bridge. One butted the other over the nde
of the bridge into the river below, and the
victor, from a mixed feeling of amazement at
the sudden and unaccountable digappearance
of his adversary and fear that he might fol
low, snddenly backed over the other side and
fell into the water, no better off than the boll
he sent before him. The Radicals have
butted tke Democrats into the Florida lakes,
but in backing out, in amazement at their vic
tory, they will plunge themselves into the
Oregon maelstrom. There is certainly no
cause for the despondency that seems to par
alyze the Democrats of the south. The prec
edent that the hih commission has already
established elects Tflden, beyond all question.
It gives him Oregon, which secures his elec- J
tlnn. Anv other action on the part of
would present it
VilC Ugu - - ,
, ,r, thi ridiculous DOmtlOa IBM tUO
TUden votes in Florida are spurious because
thev are not certified by the broad seal ot tne
BUte, and the Tflden votes in Oregon are
r..,n'sYM fJinnrrh thev are certified by tne
broad seal of the State. The high commis
ion cannot be guilty of the infamy
of discriminating between Florida and
Oregon when precisely the same
in involved. The course of
the judges in making their decision accord -
ins to their particular predilections has occa-
! jned much surprise and unfavorable com
ment. But whatever may be the final
verdict of the commission, it was the best
that could be done under the "circumstances.
It will prevent oar country from being Mexi
can ized. The danger of war was imminent.
Anarchy and revolution seemed inevitable.
There were m:my and seriom disputes aboat
the votes; the whole proceeding of choosing
a President, from the deposit of the individual
lul!ots to the certification of the votes of
Stat;, was brought into question in various
localities, and, to cip aiJ, there was scarcely
an authnry in the land that was not dis-putedwh'-nitwx-proposed
by one or the other
f : ie to iuvok? arbitration by any of the con
F'ituted authorities. In tliis state of affairs
there was plainly nothing to be done but to
provide extraordinary means to meet the de
mand. The people approved of the plan,
and will quietly acquiesce in the decision.
TViO rr alveary rnatlu will rwint in the elpC-
uon oi iuulu, u uie nijja conimission are true
to the programme agreed upon.
n sheo m-n hn
fr'.(i!ailon M k ;Tr,r. romc Into tbe
Jrtt and u a Htue child:
m .1.,
m of "l poortn rl
a he .
The couuueror
caiitUe train
Our able and efficient member in the State
legislature. Dr. Maddux, has introduced
bill in the legislature to prohibit the practice
of medicine by only those licensed by a board
of State examiners. It is to be hoped the bill
introduced by Dr. Maddux will pass. Quacks
and ignorant pretenders to medical skill
should be denied the privilege of experiment
ing on human life. Men without a reg
ular professional education should not be
allowed to impose on the ignorant, who have
as much faith in the charlatan as the scientific
physician. We have numerous sanatory laws
for preventing disease, and we should have
others to prevent quacks from killing the pa
tient after the disease has made its appear
ance. There is no incentive for spending
many years ana much money in acquiring
a scientific knowledge of medicine if the
graduate is forced to come in contact with
the pretender and his tansy-tea nostrums,
used as 'a specific for every disease. The dog
law was passed to protect sheep, and Dr.
Maddux's bfll should pass to protect the hu
man family from the wolves that are destroy
ing it. Next to newspaper men, it is a well
authenticated fact that doctors are gen
erally the worst-paid laborers in the
worms vineyard, and those
have prepared themselves, hv
pending time" and money, should be protect-
ir-unsi ine empirics who know no more
about disease or the medicine prescribed for
its cure than the blacksmith, the carpenter
or the brickmakon. We have laws for in
specting steamboats, and thousands cf other
precautions to protect life, and the medical
profession hould be protected against the
jTCtenuers ior trie same reason. An imper
--a --"---"a uainruuua, ana con-
i or me same reason
a qnack should be condemned and not al
lowed the orirtrtuiJty of killing. We hope
the legislature of Tennessee will protect the
legitimate medical profession by passing the
bill introduced by Dr. Maddux, tor in doin
uuman nie. The educated
i iaicuji nas enouga to contend with with-
v ...u,. , lunuict wiu Humbugs and
uumeonK3. it requn-es almost a surgical
oj-eraticn to untie the purse-strings of a man
dra?!-! from the jaws of death. Truly has
n "-en sjj'i :
" r.";1 a1'' 'iortnT w "k' artOT.
But only !hn m danger, rot More,
7. , . afw" er- l)"h arp rwmltJ;
uW fortfotten auu the doctor sllt;tj:ed.M
We i ul:!h in another col cum an article
h.-.ul, -liov th- H.cb buffer in Hard
Time,'" whuh forcibly illustrates the in
justice done ni-n of reputed wealth. A news
paper U in !i-ptd to put in a p! -a of justice
to tLr- ricii. 1. -cause a large niajoriry of the
niatiea ari pcr, and look upon any defense
of the rarh f.-om unjust crificism as a reGec-
l.a U t-.tty. A. Ktl,cmso poliU-
v.jtiif.i. f-ommene:na . w-,ir upon men of
. W.t'.i, as tl.'jii.'ii tlio aciiuiAition of projertv
vfere a crime. I here .-hould be no antasr
onim V-e"-een tin? ri h and rwr, for it is by
the ;u:Ul of the firmer that the latter is
tmplr-yr.l. Tlie war i!t-in wealth is an en
coun mf-nt to vice ai-d in !ol"nce. It h on
just to Ui'--r ri-n who, by prudence, econo
my and industry. Lave sui.r-eded in ai cuuiu
lating a furtane, for this i.s the end and aim
of all. Even ministers of tbe gospel seem
dipjs?d to war upon the rich. While ad
mitting that it is possible for a rich man to be
pious and to reach heaven, they intimate that
his chances are of a dubious nature. Rev.
l. Storrs, of Brooklyn, in a recent discourse,
The phjslcal life of the rich man I as subjw to
natunU law ;u th.it of his poon-r neighbor. There
ts do ponr la wealth to star the coming of death.
ay, een by tbe care It necessitate, by the anxiety
mid worry It caiue. It may hasu-n It. But still
more lmpnMlely Is thU true of the mental, moral,
f-nd srtrtiual life. Cotixace, hope, trust In iod. en
fteavora to rea-rh a higher i.laiie of Intellectual ac
tllty; kn d-s.m to search out hllk-n tuth
f ree do lit coiialst In. they wtrcely consist with,
the poeslon of weaitli. The great thinkers, toe
men hose though ts hayeenllrened the world for
centuries, have very orten, almost always, been tlioae
who ate their crurt of bread and drank their Hour
wine, who liule thought of gold either in Its acquire
ment or the care of 1L To send out man to-day
j . rca Into hmv.n J . . 1
'".".m-tuiirti,, V-L-".".u car.
auu uti--j wncn man. ir h. u
faking W Ibe wa ealllr,e iT 'hZ.1? ,UeJl
U tmrSlW. n?ek' ?a'ar1chrTI?nn,
toea.erlnto ue klngcioin of hevn ri. , ,?
SZi ;dWr ChtKr'.m
i. .tiM-tean win lis mm, wa,.ir on
Zl-iTT than the rich ma,, al rT,r"- nerna more
sucn y s uua wiu t,Teatly increase
the army of ggars, tatterdemalions and
TamaGm, for it tells them that they can
get to heaven more easily than the man who
while his improvident neighbors were carous
ing and roU ck ing away their time, was hard
at i" r.0 Pr man
who. Lke fct. raul, u able to
gold hav I none, may congratulate himself
upon the fact that his poverty, though hard
to bear in this life, is not without its compen
sations, wealth and relicion are tint of nti
incompatible, for there would h r,n
if the wealthy distributed their money as de
sired by such preachers
Storrs and the agrarians who war unnn ih
rich, and would divide out the property of
the country every few years. The wW heA.
ness of men whose minds are not burthened
with the engrossing and annoying cares of
wealth shows that their hearts are no better
fitted for the reception of religious truth than
the rich. It is a very comforting thought that
the poor have a better chance for getting to
heaven than inose who roll in wealth, but the
generality of the people, and even those who
preach to the contrary, would prefer the rich
man's money and take the risk.
Londvn Hhop-Glrls.
London Glob : A formidable
the not invariably rosy path throneh lite of
the industrious artisan the good, plodding
family man, whose matrimonial anion has
been blessed by a numerous progeny is what
to do with the girls when thev arrive nf. nn
age to quit the paternal abode and provide
for themselves. Several courses nre mvn tn
him, but mainly there are but three. He can
have them instructed in the art of sewing by
machinery, and thus enable them to earn a
livelihood as in-door or out-door "hands" at
some city warehouse; he can have them ap
prenticed to a shopkeeper as counter assist
ants; or he can consent to their joining the
ranks ot domestic servitude. Rather than
adopt either of the other courses mentioned.
his young daughter goes into some respect
able house of retail business some linen-
draper s, oi fancy stationer's, or milliner's
establishment 'to become apprenticed, and
become eventually a oounter-wonlan. There
are many plausible reasons for this selec
tion which carry great weight, especially
with parents of young girls whose one
aim in life is to appear "genteel." It is
not a menial occupation. One may appear in
it fashionably attired, and with hair arranged
after the latest mode. Ear-rings and a brooch
are not objected to, and more precious than
all it is .the invariable rule at such places
never to address employes by their christian
names. In domestic service this is oft-times
the bitterest part of the portion a high-spirited
young house-maid is made to swallow.
She is expected to bear her baptismal cogno
men just as she is made to wear a cap and
apron; nay, some mistresses show themselves
so arbitrarily disposed as to insist on the new
servant, whatever her name may be, taking
that of the last, because it comes handier1 and
the children are used to it. But at the estab
lishment of the linen-draper every female
assistant . is a "young lady," and is addressed
in public, as well as in private, as "Miss."
But, H.las! when these few advantages, con
siderable though they may be, are. enumer
ated, the bright side of the picture is exhaust
ed. It is a fact as umleniftl'l as it is dis
graceful to an age when grown working men
have such tender regard for themselves, and
are so je-.iloasly watchful lest their charter of
"ten hours a day" shall be iiifrintti-d, that
the shop-girl is one of the most hardly used
of the human creatures compelled to labor
for bread. The terms on which they are
commonly engaged are of themselves prepos
terous, and atl'ord melancholy evidence of the
state of the girl labor market. The ordinary
practice is to insist on a young woman first
entering the business to serve from one to
two years as a "learner," during which time
she receives no remuneration, excepting her
food and lodging: after which, if she has
" . -- --! I' .A... "Via -111 1. TtiJlVO 1 71
snape oi salary ratner more, perhaps, than is
given to an efticieut niaid-ot-all-wcrk. But
the muse a love dittv to his trentle Anna.
The typos, it will be seen, played sad havoc
with his first effort :
Ah! here It Is. I'm famous now
Jin author and u port!
It rwiMy Is In prlrt. Ye (rods!
Iliw prou'l I'll le to i-.liow iL
And gentle Annie! wbut n thilll
Will animate h-r lr-a.-t.
To read ther-e nril.nt Unr. and knew
To whom thtT are addressed.
Whr. bless :iy sou', here's something strange.
W hat rail tile tf-r m-afi.
By talking of tbe frnuri:l brooks
That gander o'er the creen '.'"
And here's n "t" lnteal of "r."
Which make-i It tluiillurf rill,"
"We'll seek the sfi.-vl.'' Int. :id of "shade,"
And "hell," lnsUvul o "UiU."
Thy look so what! I recollect.
'Twas "sweet." arid th-n 'twas "kind;"
And now, to think the UnM fool.
hot "bland" has printed "blind. "
was eer such provoking work?
'Ta curious, by the bv
How aii)lhliig Is rendered blind
Ht gluing U au eje.
"Hast thou no tears." the "t's" leftou",
"Hast tbou no ears." Instea4r
"I hoie that thou art deiir," U put,
"I hope . bat thou art dead,
whoever saw In such a iace
So many blunderscrammed?
"Those gentle ere bed! mined," Is spelt,
"Those gentle eyes bedammed."
"The odor of the rose" Is "nose,"
"ABectlon" Is "affliction ;"
I wonder U the likeness holds
In fact as well as diction?
"Thou art a friend," the "r" Is gone.
Whoever would have deemed
That such a trifling thing could change
A "friend" Into a "tieud."
"Thou art the same" Is rendered "lame
It really Is too bad
And here, because an "l" Is out.
My lovely "maid" Is "mad;"
They drove her blind by poking In
And eye a process new
And now they've gouged It out again.
Ana made her crazy, too.
WTiere are the muses fled, that thou
Bhould'st live so long "unsung?"
Thus read my version here It is
..SbouId'Bt I've so long "uiilmug."
The fate of woman's love Is thine;
An "h" comments "fate;"
How small a clrcuinsuinoo will turn
A woman's love to hate.
I'll read no mora. What shall I do?
I'll never dare to send It;
The paper's scattered far and wide,
'Tls now too late to mend It.
Oh, fame! thou cheat ol human bllfw?
Why did I ever write!
I wish my poem had been burnt
Before it saw the llght.
Let's stop and recapitulate; '
I've darned her eyes that's plain;
I've told her she's a lunatic.
And blind, and deaf, and lame.
Was ever such a horrid hash,
In poetry or prose?
I've said she was a fiend, and praised
The color of her nose.
I wish I had that editor
About a half a minute,
I'd "bang" him to his heart's content
And with an "h" begin 1t.
I'd "jam" bis body, eyes and bones.
And spell It wlte a "d,"
And send him to that "bin" of his
. tie spells It with an "e."
would stand at one of the loopholes, her lace
so white that I could t tee it through the dark
ness. It was as still .as death outside until
about ten o'clock. iWe were not off our
guard at all. but were I leginning to hope that
tbe ravages had left, when we heard them.
the roof. At the same moment they
pjjirged up all the loo "holes with sticks cut
e purpose. I dn ve these plugs out
with th whilo Mr?. 1 "luntley wntched the
roof she' hred as the Int Uans made an open-
Lntr and we heard a sens un ot pain. 1 here
J r,n fnrthfc-T denvmstra tions until an hour
bfiored.iylisrbt, though we 1 icard the wretches
creenin" "around tiiv cabin. As the night ww
wearin ' away thy brought up alog and bat
-Q.i lnnr V hi warning and
J l the Indians rushed into the
nni i lth firod. '11 tey came faster
ahd thicker, bat 3Irs. Huntlt -y went at them
with the ax and I with a knife '. and we drove
th m out. Jt was a U over in a minute. I re
member the shouts, ai-d yells; ' they got hold
of me; I heard tbeaA chopping at them and
then we were alnie a?ain- Afc "ayughfc the
Indians drew off. wiirned that aid for the
women was at hanJ. HunUey naver reached
the settlement for whk he start'ia. Weeks
afterward his dead bodv was found, in the
.vwls, while Ins scalp ornaraented
some warrior's dress. lhe heroines were
rendered motherless and widowed in one day,
for tixr child carried a ray has nerver been
heard of, and while one' received a slash
across th fuce in the ten ible fight to clear
the cabin, the other was wc -unded by a bullet
at the same raomont. ion cama nere years
arm tn lie nejjr finendn. bat ' long ago Mrs.
Hutlv became crawd wit 1 er grief, and for
years Mrs. E Liberia has beet ; a nervous wreck,
starting up in alarm at the slightest sound,
nnd nnnhle to sleert for more t han a few min
utes at a time. During the las. five years of
ber lite Airs. Hurley wandered igu ana aown
searchino- for her child and atom ung pedes
trians to ask for her husband, and tears came
to the eyes of strangers as they sa " the poor
wreck at the gate and heard her call : 'Conie
back, Mrs. Ebberts! Come back, and I'll ask
your forgiveness 1"
Widowed and rhlldless Within an
Detroit Correspondent New York Herald, 6th.
Thei-d died in this city yesterday a woman
so little known, even to the people on the
block in which she lived, that the crape on
the door was tho first warning many of them
had that she had been ill. It was the Widow
Hutley, and living in the same cottage, and
made a widow at the same time, was Mrs.
Ebberts: As the trial of John D. Lee brought
brvck to public recollection the horrors of
pioneer life in the west, the death of Mrs.
Hutley may again uncover that page of his
tory on which was written the Indian massa
cres of frontier settlers in Minnesota. Both
widows were victims of that brief and bloody
strife which desolated so many cabins on that
pickets-line of civilization. History forgot to
record tbeir names and their heroism. Let
both be chronicled here. When the frontier
troubles began the two widows were wives
and mothers, bving in log cabins about a mile
apart. These two cabins were the only ones
for three or four miles either way, and when
the conduct of the Indians became so
suspicious that prudence counselled
removal from tV frontier, the
Elertj family left their home-? aiiu' consoli
dated with the Hutleys for mutual de.';
EacH family had two children, making eig..r-net-sons
in the cjiWn. The Indians had tfiil-
l'ar molested no one, but thev wore fierce and
no maid-of-all-work who ever drudged single-
nanaea tor a lamily ot seven has such a hard
time of it as the shop-girl who is to be iound
at the present time in every part of London.
Of course, there are exceptions. Ir is gener
ally understood that at the most important
establishments, where, perhaps, two
dred or three hundred young peo
ple of either sex are employed, ev
ery possible attention is paid to their domes
tic comfort and moral welfare that baths
and books and all manner of healthful enter
tainment are provided for them after business
hours, which close early in the evening and
allow a half-holiday on Saturday. But where
there is one such wholesale place of business,
there are in the metropolis a hundred of the
paltry sort, where the number of "hands''
employed does not exceed half a dozen or so,
and where it is found necessary to adopt a
rigorously-calculated "cutting" system in
order to make business pay and keep pace
with equally Bharp competitors. It is at such
daces where the roor shoD-cirl is made to
pay the pains and penalties which attach to
the business of her choice. Eight o'clock
in th 'morning is the ordinary nour
at which these shops are opened, and
they remain open until nine or ten at night.
jNmety hours between Monday morning ana
Saturday night of daily work, incessant, were
it not for the brief time allowed for meals,
which shon-room being the first considera
tion in the arrangements of the house are
usually taken in tie more or less unwhole
some kitchen. Crowded with goods, in the
summer Hm rh third or fourth-rate draper's
shoo is nnVienmrilv close and oppressive, and
if the Diane is constantly crowded with cus
tomers, the air of course suffers in propor
tion. In the winter time the draughts
through doorways, necessarily kept open or
ajar tor business reasons, account; ior iub
shop being bitterly cold, and for the chil-
uiaineu bands and leet irom wnicn me pwr
things so commonly suffer. Chilblained or
sound. hnwMrer. there is no rest for the said
feet. "Mo sitting down" is the rule inflexi
ble at the shop of the vender of longcloth
and laces, and any young lady detected in
the enormous iniquity of evading it whde on
duty would in a first instance be severely
reprimanded, and in the second probably
discharged. It is a monstrously cruel rule,
and maka one almost wish that the cruelty-to-animals
bill included human kind, so that
Mr. Co lam might step in.
A Xew Motor.
Philadelphians are to be given a right of a
new machine, invented by a clergyman in
Maryland. Wh is called the Bradley pro-
methor, and is described at length by a cor-
respon'lPnt of the Isulletm. ine writer
claims that "the motor employed in this in
vention is a well-kncvru agent, anuV one
that is beyond comparison powerful in action
and eay of management. Second, that the
mode of utilizing it is marvelously simple,
original and perfect. Third, that its econo
my Is marked, being as one to five, if not to
six or eight, in comparison with steam.
.Fourth, taut it is managed so as to be posi
tively noa-exp'-Hsive and without danger at
any stige. Fifth, that the machine is
suitable for all mechanical purposes; and,
finally, it in unlike anything else in the world
of mechanics, and will excite an interest in
economics and revolutionize the present mode
of propulmon in every department of mechan
ical motion. The machine and its capacities
are not simnlv a great invention, thev are an
nispirition. ntilizinir the forces of natnre'hv
the rriccinleii of natural laws, and confirming
to the cvrnoemtinns of man the perfections of
the livin! int-Uir,,npo in his works. In u few
w.-f-ka the public will liavo an opportunity of
r ui i"--rai.ion m I uiiaa-llu:l a pre
ior or u, rw,. of lty horv.j, which w
nearly ready tvi emulation."
iuthor or i
now i
nature be
Joaqatn Miller, the Poet.
New York letter: Gome we now
l . . . In
mc iwin. ineu- eves are not m a
tiue fren2y rolling, "but one of them
is certainly un,rm,. ii; o, : t;..
't 1 gazed upon that child of
Ut his 1 . 'J i V rrrfTT orA Trrwr if
falls on his shoulders in a mass that resem
bles mlawes-anjy ere et it ba8 heen
thoroughly pulled. He wears with this tawny
chevalure a necktie that is of the color of the
ldac blossoms, to Tonform to poetical parlance,
and a jewel, as bright as that dazzling gem
which the miners of the far west would term
his "intelleck, ' sparkles on the mauve sur
face. To speak as the scribes, and not as one
having authority of close personal communion,
I should not hesitate to pronounce Joaquin
too bright, too beautiful, to lant in the good
opinion of society. It is a law of social in
tercourse that the general good should be
held against individual glorification. Hence
these tears over the Songster of the Sierras.
The cold, sharp winds produce coughing.
Dr. J. H. M'Lean'g cough and long-healing
globule cure coughs, colds, consumption.
Trial boxes, by mail, 25 cents. Dr. J. H.
M'Lean, 314 Chestnut, St Louis.
suriv Iooks, SKuiKeu ai.oiu as n Keeping
watch on tne settlers, and the T'i"neers weiv
living iu a state of excitement and apprehen
sion. One! dav. when, thn women had occu
Died the same'eabin for two weeks, Mr. Hut-
lev started for a settlement seven miles dis
tant to procure provisions, leaving Mr. Eb-
lerts to cruard the cabin. All outdoor work
had ceased. If the pionef moved outside of
the barricaded cabin, his life was carried in
his hand, and his eves were on the aleit to
detect the presence of the expected foe. The
nvciagv " - ;" nf 4ripnrl-
ship, or rie superior to tho pcnii o tt,o
to carry her oomt. Mr. Hutley had not been
ome an hour when the children, rendered
nervous and irritable by their close confine
ment, engaged in a quarrel. The eldest
chdd was only five, so that no great physical
damaere could have been inflicted, but the
i ouarrel anirered the mothers; harsh words
would not remain in the Hutley cabin another
hour. Her husband was foolish enough to
ol.-.iw in her feelings, and at once prepara
tions were made to return and occupy his
nvn rahin He took the bed on his back.
nnd the oldest child by the hand, and started
frr Vinme lpnvinor his wife to follow on with
his nfle and the other child. Anger brought
such a spirit of recklessness that the man no
ivn,wr fonred any dancer. Mrs. Ebberts did
not immediately "follow, having to make up a
bundle of little articles, and tne nusoann nau
about twenty minutes' start of her. While
both women were heartily ashamed of their
silly conduct five minutes after their hot
words had been spoken, yet neither would be
the first to make conciliatory advances, and
Mrs. Hutley stood in her cabin door and saw
Mrs! Ebberts and child disappear in the for
est Just as she lost siglit oi uuem sne neara
the report of rifles and faint yells in the di
rection of the other cabin, and she instantly
divined that the long expeciea mow naa
fallen. Forgetting everything but the fact
fhnf her neighbors were in peril, she took
down the spare rifle which her husband had
provided, and which she knew how to use,
LoJ Vior ehildren not to leave the cabin.
and in two or three minutes she was running
i.,,Vi thft woods after Mrs. Ebberts. it
Z-a v,of vhliprta had iust reached his
homTwhen he was attacked by a band of at
it c linns. The chdd was shot dead
at the first volley, but the father prolonged
his life for a few minutes by dodging from
tree to tree. His wife was within eighty rods
of him when he was killed. She heard the
firing and whooping, and, while prudence
warned her to retreat, her love forced her on
to join her husband. The Indians had caught
sight of her and opened fire when Mrs. Hut
ley came up. History will never record a
braver deed. Rendered desperate by the al
most certain knowledge that her husband and
one child had been murdered, Mrs. Ebberts
was like a tigress. She had her husband s
rifle, and for a time the two lone women
t.oi.1 ihof. onlire band of eavaces at bay.
Nay, more than that, they killed three of the
redskins and wounded two more, as the In
dians afterward admitted. When they
found that the plan was to surround them
they fell back. Between that point and the
cabin the child was killed. The women car
ried the body for a few rods, but the close
pursuit obliged them to drop it. A new hor
ror awaited them as they entered :he cabin.
The demons had already been there. The
oldest child was dead on the floor, its head
almost severed from the body, and the young
est had been carried away. Two In
dians were still in the house, mak
ing preparations to burn it. One made a safe
escape, but the other was shot down by Mrs.
Ebberts as he cleared the doorstep. There j
was no time to reraeinucr tne seaipeu ana
mutilated bodies in the forest. The Indians
were at the door almost before the chirk body
at the step had cease quivering, it was a
stout cabin, having more strength than con
venience. Logs and roof were not yet sea
soned enough to burn, and the single window
was protected by a heavy blind. The red
skins knew that there only two women in the
house, and they dashed at it and swarmed
around it as wolves would surround a helpless
doe. "Mrs. Hutley was as pale as deuth and
her hand trembk-d H hLe loaded the rifl-", but
her eves t-hone like lire. nnl she bit her lips
till the blood came. I suppose 1 was half
crazed, for 1 wanteJ to opea the d'-or and
fiirht the whole band." Thus Siiy the bur
vivor, whose story of the terrible afiair i as
clear us the page of a book. The exeitement
was too great for the women to plan a de
rr,oo, l.nt lKth understood that the Indians
must be beaten olT. Tucrc wn two loop
holes in the door and others in t'ue w.Uis.
While the savages were masting- agunst the
door two of them w-r badly wound
ed from within. and soon there
after one was killed from a loophole in
the wall. Discovering that they had perilous
work on hand, the Indians drew oil" and took
cover behind logs, stumps and trees, and for
an hour they fired at the loopholes, hoping
that a chance shot might kill or wound.
Their bullets were simply thrown away, and
the effort to fire the roof was time spent for
nothing. All day long the siege was main
tained, and when darkness fell the women
re;dized that it was to be the longest night of
their lives. A child dead in the cabin,
another carried away, a husband and two
children dead in the woods, and the little
clearing was alive with human devils seeking
the blood of the two desperate defenders.
Suys Mrs. Ebberts: "My nerves were btrung
ut till I felt every minute as if I mnuf. tu
agony of mT heart, and Mrs. Hufley was
eufferintr just as badly. At one time she
w- ' ' iling and sobbing over the poor
'. floor, and then uz.di '
A. Man or Many AllMes.
Paris Trtie Kenluckian : Many of our citi
zens remember the self-styled Baron Hai.i
DeKalb, who figured m this community in tht"
summer of 185o. Upon his arrival here he
presented a letter of introduction, purporting
to be from Governor Powell, recommending
"Mr. Baron Harry DeKalb, Esq.," as a wor
thy fpntleman, eossessine rare scholastic at-
tamments etc. The way in which the letter
xrnf addressed caused many to wnonti it was
presented to set the bearer down as a fraud:
but having an oily tongue, fine conversational
powers, and representing that he was a
nephew of the 'distinguished Baron DeKalb
oi revMitionary lame, ne managed 10 ingra
tiate with a latnA rmmber of our citizens, got
up classes in French and German, rented two
rooms at the iSourbon nouse, tuition money
was advanced, and for a while all went
smooth. But alas, for the "baron, there ar
rived at the same hotel one day, Archibald
Williams and son, from Warsaw, Illinois
The son recognized the pseudo-baron as a
teacher under whom he had been a pupil, and
addressed him by the name he had bore in
his town. The "baron" protested he was not
the man; said it was a case of mistaken iden
tity, but the boy insisted, whereupon the
"baron" threatened him with arrest if
he again addressed him by a name
that he did not bear. The boy then brought
his father to Iris aid, who, after a close scru
tiny, said, as Nathan did to David, "thou art
the man." The Messrs. Williams then made
known the fact that DeKalb had left their
town for having been discovered as the man
who had figured at Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
as Count Nesselrode, but had to leave that
place for trying bis hand at forgery, or en
deavoring to increase his exchequer by ob
taining money under false pretenses in some
manner. Finding that exposure and dis
grace were inevitable, DeKalb took advan
tage of the darkness and fled, getting a Ger
man; friend to hire a buggy, stating that he
had accepted a challenge to fight a duel near
Frankfort at sunrise next morning, and
wanted to be promptly on the spot, or his
courage might be called into question. His
friend complied with the request, drove to
within a few miles of Frankfort, where, un
der some pretext DeKalb got out, telling the
diiver to wait a few minutes and be would re
join him, but he saw no more of the "baron,"
and, after waiting an hour or two, began to
third: there was something wrong, and drove
h'-eji to P.irw. Twenty-two years have
e:i'" --1 ''ee tlie ' baron s advent in our
midst he Lad pasu-d out of our mind,
until a -hoi? t'IUt; f'' when, locking over
t' e Kais 's G' J':i"fl we fo rid that he
had been figurine e-Jy-ively in the far west
tinder the title of "'Dr. 1?rir Vuins. had
a large and lucrative pra""". h"1'' e bill
having been found ngrjost lv the grand
jury of Arrapahoe county, CoVcrado, as an
abortionist, was the "feather that- broke the
cur.iel'8 back" with the doctor, and .wbn the
sheriff went to his residence to make rsxe ar
rest he found him sick in bed, ami darin g the
.fcy of proceedings awaiting an improvement
heart disease, and others tnat ne : commiu
suicide by swallowing some subtle poison.
He is said to have been forty-four years old,
and to have left a wife and lainily. How
many aliases he had, or what was his real
name, probably no one thi side of tne Atlan
tic can tell. He is said to have been a native
of Hamburg, Germany, was once presiueuu
Bdlnbor fry.
New York Evening p0: Edinboro Bey
haa gone from the gze of fashion
able New York, and ishionable New
York, including a long list " the bev's cred
itors, is presumably discorolate. The liey
came to us omy nve montnsago, but during
that brief space he has won -ill hearts and a
number of purses as well. Ie was an enter
taining fellow this Turkis bey with the
witchery about him which made Othello's
wooing successful. He ha big stories to
tell that is to say, of lis hair-breadth
'scapes and his adventuresor in this quali
fied sense, at least, he adiitted what has
now become painfully munifst namely, that
he is an adventurer. Wbre he got his
name from, nobody eve guessed. No
mortal ever heard before f bird or beast
above his chambfT door, r man of mark
striding across the floo, with such a
name as Edinboro. A dub wc know has
that word, for hia title, ad a city wears
it for a name, but the faniy of Edinboro
is unknown to the old gentl.women who do
duty as a good society coilere of herahls in
our republican land. Nevertheless the bev's
name was kdinboro, and he was a colonel,
and a commodore, and a Wy. He had served
in the south during the wxr, in Chili, and un
der Garibaldi. He had later ioineil t ha Tlr.
ish cause, and held rani in the Turkish navy
He was here upon Turtish business, charged
with the duty of charteing ships and buvinir
arms, lie had trunks, ind they were marked
with the star antt crescent of his Ottoman
master. He lived at thi best, inna -in, I
lected the trifling fi jrmalty of paving his biffs.
He was entertaineel at D
by admiring and thrity shipowners, who
sought to secure has favor and his master's
money. He borrowed h-e
and altogether cond acted himself like a pic
turesque and well-bredBashi-R.i
good behavior. Falliig short of money, he
visited New Haven, aid returner! wirb milH
certificates and checks i consider Wo mi mkpr
procured from some inkuown source, and
then he went away acain, but whither no
one knows. He has chartered none of the
ships which lie came here to charter, and so
far as the nerwfma.nprs n.r infnrmtl Via Viae
. . - -" , UIU UWIf
deviated in the least from the Ottoman finan-
oreveryoody that .uuiibe has borrowed
none of has debts a system which saves
trouble and has the advantage of being much
. 1 1 J- j. ai r V .
BiD-ipier anil more direct, man jir. iveuey 8
three-sixiy- nve lmerconveruoie oond scheme.
Mr. Hiram Cranston is disposed to play Rus
sia to this .grand Turk. In a letter to the
morning joviraals he warns the O ther powers
of the innl :eeping world againsri; the perfidi
ousness and plausibility of the bey; like the
greater czar;, he protests that he acta from a
sense of poh he duty, but whether or not this
new conference will be mope effective than
the one which was recently held in Constan
tinople we -doubt. In the .'absence of the bey
his creditxrn, smarting und er the loss of their
money, anil smarting stu t more sharply un
der a sense of baring suffered themselves to
be imposed upon and deceived, will say many
hard things, doubtless, ot their late comrade
and friend. It is duo to the absent man.
therefore- to xenwmber that if he
was not all thsft he seemed to
be. he did noc ciffer in this respect.
except in degree, frm many other men of
the work!; and if ace did not pay his debts,
he at le ast gave eus creditors something in
return for their corafidence and their money.
He wore a picturesque fez, and was a de
lightfully distang-uished looking person alto
gether, an d in. permitting the gentlemen who
lent money to him to appear in public as his
menus ana cumpaniunH, ne gave tnem a dis
tinction whi eh. they valued at the time; he
reflected the luster ot ma presence uoon them:
tney enjoyed jus companionship, and got a
sort of social "profit out of it and in neglect
ing to return their money he has merely made
them pay fc r all thi?. If any of them feel
that the price was rat'aer hieh for these hard
times, they sn touid remember that the experi
ence tney nav b got is worth a good deal.
Kel logf.-'s Last Oame.
Baltimore Gazette: Just before Kel-
logg's depart nre from New Orleans for
Washington, Pa dtard and a few others of
that gang cons pi red with a number of brok
ers m tne jm ew urieans exchange to mare a
raid on a das of securities kno'vn as the
State confiolidata ;d loan of Louisiana, being a
new issue or tnf. : Donas oi tne &tare author
ized by the late Kellogg legislature to fund
iti clit-'ses of tl ie State indebtedness. The
links on landK where the waterway fails, will
require time and the pacification ot the
native tribes. A road will be needed from
Lake Albert to Lake Victoria, as tlie Somer
set river, which unites the two, is obstructed
by r.inids. Colonel Gordon, in this long jour
ney, has shown himself a skillful diplomatist
as well as a bold explorer. There were no
Europeans in his force; so many of his sol
diers were left to garrison posts that the
numler taken with him was necessarily
small. Yet he maintained order, arbitrated
the disputes of quarreling natives, and did
much to suppress slave-trading. If he has
not solved tne problem of commerce with the
lake region of Africa by the way of" the Nile,
he has at least simplified the elements of the
problem, and has prepared the way for far
ther advances of civilization into this remote
lion. Alex. II. (Stephens.
From Rev. Dr. George White's His
torical Recollection of Georqin: Hon.
Aiexanuer n. Stephens was ijom in the
present limits of Taliaferro county, Feb
ruary 11, 112, altout two miles and a half
from Crawfordville. His grandfather, Alex
ander Stephens, emigrated from England
about the year 1 oU. lie was in Brad iock
army about the time of his celebrated defeat.
In the war of the revolution he took an early
and active part. In 1789 or '!X. he removed
to Georgia, and settled on the plantation now
owned by the subiect of this sketch. He died
in 1813. Mr. Andrew B. Stephens, the father
ot Alexander 11. Stephens, continued to live
on the same place until 1826. He was a man
of small means, of strict integrity, und un
blemished character. Mr. Stephens's mother
was Manraret Gner. daughter ol Aaron oner,
and sister of Robert Grier, the celebrated al
manac maker m Georgia, and a distant rela
tive of Mr. Justice Grier, one of the present
judges of the supreme court of the United
States. Upon a division of Mr. Stephens's
property, the portion of each of his children
was four hundred and forty-four dollars. The
part which fell to his son Alexander, aided by
a small legacy from his grandfather, was
spent upon his education. At country schools
he acquainted himself pretty well with the
rides of arithmetic, and obtained some smat
tering of geography and English grammar,
tte.was but nine months preparing for college.
university." i-HP'H?e was passed at the S.t,aq
as much honor as any member ot his class.
He did not take a diploma, as it then cost
two dollars, and the state of his finances did
not, in his opinion, justify an outlay of so
much money for such an object. Education
was what Mr. Stephens wanted that he will
ingly paid for; but as for the sheepskin, it
ii. .p T .1 a; A 1. . A 1-
was a matter oi no consiuerunon to mm. -liter
his graduation, he opened a school, and
realized money sufficient to pay all he had to
borrow to complete his college course. His
health, which was always exceedingly deli
cate, at that time required relaxation. The
early part of 1834 was spent in traveling,
and in a few months his health was suffi
ciently restored to warrant his application to
study, lie took up the law, and was admit
ted to the bar in Crawfordville on the twenty-
second of July, 1834.' In 1836 he was elected
a member of the legislature from the county
of Taliaferro. His debut in the house was on
the bill to commence the Western and Atlan
tic railroad. His speech was an able one.
and elicited the highest admiration. He con
tinued in the house until 1841, when he was
elected to the senate. In 1843 he was a can
didate for congress. The election then was
by the State at large, under the general tick
et system. Mr. Stephens was broueht for
ward to fill the vacancy caused by the resig
nation of Hon. Mark A. Cooper; and he was
elected. After this the State was divided into
congressional districts, and Mr. Stephens rep
resented the seventh district up to the close
of the last congress. Upon a reorganization
ot the congressional districts, by the legisla
ture of 1851 and '52, Taliaferro county was
put into the eight district. This election was
witnout any distinct nomination or party con
vention; and although he had many com
petitors, his majority over all of them was
over three thousand vote-. the largest ma
jority he ever received. It was an evidence
ot undiminished popular confidence in Jl r.
Stephens, that while he represented the dis
trict, his majority was increased at every elec
tion. He has never been a candidate for any
oihee without being elected.
ii... ii fVi,o ncHfnto nf f !:at city.
many of our citizens know him to Uve peen
welR-ersed in the sciences and European
guages. But changing his name and loca.non
as he would, the avenging Nemesis was eve-
in Ins wake, until, seeing he could cover ms
crime no longer, as a last resort he sought
refnrre in death. He was a man ot extraordi
nary and varied attainments, which, had they
been directed in the proper channel, would
have made the possessor an ornament to soci
ety and useful to his leiiow-men.
Proposed Pllxrimace to Rome.
New York Times: The hltaeth anni
versarv of the consecration of Pope Pius
IX will he celebrated on Monday, the twen
ty-first of May. at Rome. The Roman Catho
lics throughout tbe world are making prepara
tions to commemorate the occasion m a proper
manner. Pilgrimages will be made by the
faithful from many of the countries ol the
globe to the holy see, but no organized move
ment has yet been made in mis country.
The Irish Catholics of Canada will make the
nilorimaoe. and have completed their prepa
rations for the journey. The pilgrims will
leave Montreal on or about April 17th, for
this city, and upon their arrival will be re
ceived bv a committee consistinir of the fol
io win a- e-entlemen: Rev. M. J. O'Farrell, of
Sr Peter's church. Eueene Kelly. J.D.Kelly.
jr., president of the St. Vincent de Paul so-
;i tu. IT;4w Statw nnd W. J.
Hughes. The visitors will remain here for a
few d:iv. and will depart for Europe by the
steamship Citv ot Brussels, of the Inman
line, on Saturday. April 21st. On their ar
rival at Liverpool the pilgrims win te
1 it. an anrOTif nf MefiflT-a 1 VlTlV Son Jtc
muil u ,apv-..w ... .
Jenkins, and will proceed by way of Pans
and Bordeaux to Lourdes, where they will re
main for two davs. They will next make the
journey to Rome by wayof Marseilles, Ge
noa, Liegnorn una riza. i ne pugrimagu win
be at an end as soon as the members Rhail
have received an audience with, and bene
diction from the pope, but from the time of
startincr until that time the members are
obliged to remain together. The pilgrimage
is limited to one hundred persons, and each
member will be assessed three hundred dol
lars to cover expenses. A general invitation
to participate in the pilgrimage has been ex
tended to all Catholics speaking the English
language, and those Americans who may
wish to iom the nartv will meet the Canadians
in this city. Rev. Father O'Farrell yesterday
informed a Times reperter that he had not,
thus far. been notified by any Roman Cath
olics of this city of their intention to partici
pate in the pilgrimage.
The Seal Coin Reserve of the Treasury.
The New York Evening Post estimates that
on the first iiii-faint the United States treasury
held only f ,0Jl,'22o in com available lor re
sumption. The balance of coin in the treasury
at the d.ite of the last debt statement was
$86,477,0-80. From this there should be de
ducted, aerorditig to the Post, in order to as
certain the available balance, aa follows:
Coin certificates $53,313,700
Oilled bonds overdue 10,105,5;0
Interrst due anduunald 6,588,529
IiiU-r-st due and uot included in tne
debt statement .4rt.B7fl
programme oft his conspiracy was to sell the
consols ohort bi 3th in New Orleans and New
Vork, contrat-t a to close from the eighth to
the fifteenth of lebruary. Tho theory of the
conspirators w as that tlie row over the elect
oral vote of tlv J State would ha.a. tendency
to render the consolidated loan, shaky, an-1
make it eany subocptilue of being hammered
down by a wt H-planned raid. Part of Kol-
logg's missioi i to the north was to secure the
recognition oJ I the Packard government, but
the most imp ortant part ot it was financial
rather than political. It seems that up to
date tne nc pes ot tne conspirators m re-
trard to the depression of the loan bv the
political trot ibles of Louisiana have not beeu
-- . j .;v,; 4. 4i
me astouaamg aevt'lup.hyfifs
Total S79.47,4i5
Deducting this fror.i the total coin balance
gives $7,001,22 available for resumption, as
move stated. t doe not appear how much
of this is subsidiary silver, which ot course
would not le available for the resumption of
greenbacks. Ot the coin certificate s, seventy
five per cent, represent coin deposited in the
tioiiury ior convenience or sate-keeping,
1 he remaining twenty-nve per cent, are is-but-donthe
ciedit. of the government, and
are demand liabilities. It doesn t look much
as though the treasury would be able to re
sume by the first of March.
Death or the Oldest Editor.
Washington Union, February 6: Hon.
John 8. O il'agher died at his residence, 646
F street southwest, on Sunday last, in the
eighty-first year of bis age. Mr. Gallagher
was the oldest editor in the United States.
He commenced his journalistic carear when
eighteen years of age, and from a position of
one of the most competent and best known
editors in his native State he came to Wash
ington as assistant editor of the old National
Intelligencer. He was also for many years
an able and efficient clerk in the employ of
the government. President Tyler appointed
him to the position of third auditor of the
treasury department in 1849. This position
he filled for a number of years. He was also
for fifteen years a clerk in the quartermaeter
general's office. Mr. Gallagher has been an
invalid for over two years. He died gre; ly
regretted and beloved by a host of friends. i
davs. suscei
cODtferaing' the returning board
came- out, .and particularly since the Presi
dentrefusa I to recognize the Packard gov
ernment, tog ether with the publication of the
probability th. at he would ultimately recog
nize the Nicl lolls government, the consols
have materially stiffened up. This places the
short ring m, a close corner, and they will
make a despera te move. hoth in New York
and New Orlean s, early in the week, proba
bly on Monday, - to spring their trap and close
out their shorts, ihe following telegram was
-a, "lived here yest srday from New Orleans in
rinher' dated New Orleans, rebruaryl, 1377
To Hon. wLT1Iam p- K u8. WUlard's Hotel, Wash
Balloon 65 fltiprA advent Jim Clark
solitary haltmine, 'ahze shovel wares
Vnn temnle him . "onurm has adz-
application chant. Ov INQUEST CLARK.
The translation of this L ""patch is as fol
lows: State bonds (consols,) steaa v at 65, with
other stocks advancing. Jim CL" nas sold
half a million short. Telegraph imme
diately whether he shall confirm the sale.
Has Packard still any chance? tl
The ring is supposed to be from eight hun
dred thousand to thirteen hundred thDusaJKi
short on consols sold at from sixty-two to
sixty-five, contracts closing from the eighth
to the fifteenth instant. The intention is to
make a raid simultaneously in New York and
JN ew Orleans by raining a question as to ine
validity of the consolidated loan by pleading
want ot legality m the legislature which
passed the bill, and m the governor who
signed it; also to circulate a rumor, upon the
authority of Kellogg, Packard & Co., to the
effect that it is the intention of the Nicholls
government, m the event of its recognition.
to repudiate that loan, or at least to allow the
interest to default and to contest its validity
in the courts, It is also the intention of these
conspirators to circulate a report upon the
New York stock board that a confederate
ring in Louisiana has bought up what are
known as the Chattanooga railroad bonds at
Bominal rates, and that the first act of the
Nicholls legislature will be to fund these
bonds, which have been virtually repudiated
for some time, with a new preferred State
loan, whereby the indebtedness of Louisiana
would be increased several millions
and the value of the securities already on the
market materially depressed, lnis, m bnet,
is the history of the conspiracy to which the
cipher telegram from UlarK to neuogg aitords
a key. Of course, after this publication it
will be impossiple for the ring to create the
panic they desired on the stock board in New
York. This conspiracy has only recently
come to the knowledge of the Louisiana
Democrats, and they are taking all possible
precautions to head it on. It is not the in
tention of the Nicholls government or legis
lature to interfere with the present financial
arrangements of Louisiana, except in so far
as it may be necessary to make further and
more adennate provision for the payment of
the interest on all just and lawful debts of
the State.
An IrlHh Patriot Dead.
Cincinnati Enquirer: Colonel John O'Ma-
honey, the Irish rebel and exile of 1S4S.
and more recently the chief of the Fe
iiian movement m America, died at lus
residence in New York city last Tne
'Jay. He came from ancient Irish stock.
on tne ooruers or oorK and liimencE. ana in
his you th received a classical education and
passed through Trinity college, the ohixi
tiiitcr of Oliver Goldsmith and Tom Meor-
The 1S4S movement of the young Ireland'-re
found young O'Mahoney in the front of the
reliels, and after his escape a large reward
was offered for his arrest. He evaded de
tention in France, and several years biter ar
rived in America, and turned his attention
to literature. He translated Keuting's His
tory of Ireland from the Irish language.
was said of O Mahoney, that next to Arch
bishop M'Hale, of Tuam, he was the greatest
oi living oeiuc scholars. In "New ork the A,
ceased tor a time conducted an Irish week'y
newspaper. It existed and died during the
days that Doheny, O'Malioney and Stephens,
James D.. started the Phoenix society, whuii
caused so much tronble to tlie British -gov
ernment in. tne south and west ot Ireland.
T4 J ii .ii..
ii was irom mis socierv rnax. r.ne nionern
reman movement snrune ' Since the col
lapse of the Fenian organization the deceased
devoted himself almost entirely to literary
pursuits, uunng tne past nve years, how
ever, his health failed him, and he was at
times almost reduced to absolute want.
T" ii r . i ii- i
uunng uie war oi ine rebellion he was
mainly instrumental m organizing the cele
brated Irish or Corcoran leeion : he also or
ganized a regiment of his own. and served in
tne war three months, or more, with it. The
deceased was, in a manner, eccentric, but
was never charsred with beincr dishonest.
Though he handled hundreds of thousands
of dollars of Fenian funds durins the past
niteen years, he accounted lor it honestly.
and cued very poor.
'-Tlie mo-tt linnetnilil m isk for a malicious de
sign Is well ucUt eauilor." fru the Frrrufi if lie
Ijiri'itm rc.
Yes, ninj.itiic. I km- yj-.i li-ti.fr, far better than
those c;n know
Whose iiluniim t of Judneiit never Is dnMedto the
depths below ;
Whose test H ii surlace-seetoliiK-, the glitter of lights
tluit gleam
With a moment's rainbow luster on the shlrtliiK fuce
of lUe stream.
Because you have bold, blunt maimers, because you
can bni.tilly smile.
With the le!l's own urt la railing your Infinite gulfs
of guile.
There are seme who bring u horaase, who vow
yir nature Is free
And frank as the life of summer, when fullest on
land and sea;
ind yet yoiir soul Is a charnel where nnny a ruined
Rests, testerlng rile and loathsome In burial shrouds
oi shame;
A speulchc-r tlaik, that's crowded with ashes ot old
ami vounir.
Dead fiinies you have foully poisoned with your
(iltiiess serjx-ut s tongue:
Beware! by the God above us, who parUith the false
from true.
There's a curse. In the future, xomeurhTe an am
bushed curse tor you !
It will burst from the wayside fiercely, when least
vou dream of a blow
A tigerish fate In Its fury, to rend and to lay you low!
But ere it has sucked your heart's blood and stilled
your latest breath.
The thought of yo-ir victims, woman, will sharpen
the sting oi ueatn.
Tlie Prince of Walem'n Home.
London World: At a glance it is apparent
that aandnngham is no stately palace, where
comfort is a secondary consideration to splen
dor, where sumptuous suites of apartments
bear the chilling impress of being unin
habited and umuhabilable; but a veritable
English home, designed not for show, but to
be lived in every detail eloquent of unos
tentatious taste and of refined domesticity.
The kevnote to the theme of dulce domum is
struck on the very threshold. In the inner
wall of the vestibule above the hall-door is
cuf n fnVilet. liearino- this inscription in old
English characters: " This house was built
Alexandra, his wilej in the yfar'I'
1870." The home-savor of Sandringham
begins from the very doorstep, for there is no
formal entrance-hall. The vestibule is simply
part and portion of the great saloon which
may be called the tnmily parlor ot the house
This noble apartment has a lofty roof of open
cakwork: its walls are covered with pictures.
and its area is almost encumbered with cosy
chairs, occasional tables, pictures on easels.
musical instruments, flowers in stands, flowers
m pots, flowers in vases, and a thousand and
one pretty tntles, eacn one ot which, has an
association and a history linked to it. Peer
ing out from under the palm-fronds are two
miniature cannon, which were a present from
the late Emperor Napoleon to the royal chil
dren. Above Zichy's charming sketch in
water-colors, illustrative of the various phases
of home lite at -uidringhani, is a large pic
ture ot the birthplace ot the princess: over
the fireplace is Borlasc's recent oil-painting of
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ine prince anu princess, wiui iwo oi uieir
children. The king and Tjueen of Denmark
look down from the walls on tlie scene of tlie
afternoon: romp of their English grandchil
dren. On one of the round tables stands the
casket in which the Sandringham tenantry
lnclos-id their address ot congratulation on
the prince's safe return from India. Above
the arch of the vestibule facing the main en
trance is fixed the beautiful fierce head of the
Chilling-ham bull, shot by the prince m 1872,
with Scott s fervid lines undenteath:
Tierce on the hunter's qulver'd band
He rolls his eyes of swarthy glow.
Spurns with black hoof and horn the sand.
And tosses high his mane of snow.
From the saloon opens the business-room.oc-
cupied by General Sir William Knollys. the
comptroller of the prince's household, and by
Mr. i runcis Knollvs. his royal higncss s pri
vate secretary: and in this room it is where
the prince transacts his correspondence, gives
interviews to other than social visitors, sees
his tenants on questions of improvements
for hi3 royal highness shirks none of the ob
ligations of a landed proprietor and gives
his personal instructions to the land-steward,
gardener and head-keeper. A plain room,
furnished in pliinand business-like manner,
mis apartment has for its sole embellishment
-i few portraits, among which may be men
i ioned those of Admiral lious and Lord K a
Pier of Magdala. Oti the right of the vesti-
jide, as oie; enters the house, lies the library,
:l p;e;t.s nit room iu blue and ligiit oaK, whose
slifclv.-s- are filled with books belonging al
most exclusively to the departments of history
auu tr.tvi-ls. A wnolo compartment is devoted
to works ou the Crimean war, another to
bKks many of which are hard enough
reading on Indn, bota British and native
Ine Grerille Memoirs are sandwiched be
tween tne XcIfvii Despatches, and the An--
futire of the Euphrates Expedition and the
ttarcn It ee.-s Mar are in close proximity to
e lie Jii.se of the .utiffiiiefan lower in India
suite, is reacneu ine second iiorary, an apart
ment which niigut appropriately bear
the name of the "Sera pis room,' for it
is full of the belongings to ms royal highness
during his voyao;ings in tne big troop-ship,
and the familiar feathers in gold between
ce.s in riding-dress. Immediately at the top
ot the stairs a door opens to the right into tne
school-room, where .Mr. Dolton's two young
pupils spend a stated number ot hours per
(layover their lessons; a light, pleasant room,
in which flowers and photographs compete for
llpow-roofii with school-books and story
books. The impulse is to pause here in
this sketchy description of the interior
of Sandringham hall, lest the going fur
ther savor of presumptuous intrusiveuess.
Vet it is hard to shun a reference to that
beautiful room on the same floor, with its
pale talmoa-colored and French-gray walls;
its pink and h e hangings round the deep
bav of the bow-window; its medley of old
china, photographs, wafer-colors, dwarf
palms, flower; its thousand and one pretty
knick-knacks; its singing-birds; and with the
indescribable, yet felt, al hough unseen,
presence of delicate and refined womanhood
which pervades the whole of the exquisite
chamber. Tuis i.s the boudoir of the Princess
the room that so grew into the heart of
Her 1 loyal lligliries, because of early grate
ful memories associated with it, that when
Sandringham hall was rebuilt she made it
her especial stipulation that it should be re
constructed on "tho ancient lines" in the
minutest particular. No excuse is needed
for an allusion to a room in tlie hiiuti corri
dor, because of the deep historical interest
which attaches to it. It is difficult, indeed,
standing to-day in the big comfortable home
like chamber, whither, through the open
door, comes tho song of the linnets in the
Princess's dressing room; whither, through
the open bay-window in the great recess
beyond tlie crimson priedieu on the further
side of the bed, with its hangings ot
blue and wliite to correspond with the tapestry-paper
on the walls, is wafted on the
breeze the fresh, briny scent of the se?. it is
,i,rt;,...lt troriK- tn realize the scene to which
n, e;i'or.f u'ulla pjiiilil hear witness: what
time a strontr man, on this same bed, battled
for breath in the very straits of the dark val
ley, while his dearest kinsfolk were gathered
1 fnr the sad. solemn duty ol bidding
i'ni a finnl furewell. while in the corridor
hushed retainers wept sore for the imminent
untimely fate ot one not less loved man non
ored, arid while, ouside iu the snow-slush,
griof-stricken laboring folk longed, yet feared,
for tidings of their "master. let there in
the ceiling above the bed is the mark of the
orifice wheuco ir'-H -h hntHe jjuppxjrting
"u.i r ounuingly devised by Huntley, vj
the aid of which the prince, when on the slow
and weary road toward convalescence, was
wont to change his recumbent position, or
pull himself up into a sitting posture. Listen
to the ripple ot child-laughter and the swift
patter of child-feet along the corridor! There
is a flash of rosy cheeks and dancing curls as
three little maids in riding-habits trip dainti
ly down the staircase, on their way to an
afternoon ride in the park, in the
course of which "Slowcoach' will have a
wakening up, doubtless, and tho piebald
"Euston" get his head quite to his own lik
ing three young ladies, the eldest of whom
are "out" after a fashion, so far as the San
dringham beau-monde is concerned; for at
the tenants' ball in December last was there
not a radiant vision of a pair of pretty fairies
in scarlet sashes, with head-nbbons and
dainty bottines to match? Later, as the
shadows are falling, there comes across tlie
sward from an outlying copse of the park a
couple of bright-faced, frank-eyed, hssom
framed lads in kilU and hosen of hodden-
gray, on whose bare knees there is here and
there a scratch. The younger will tell you in
a ringing English voice that his elder brother
has just shot a rabbit; nor is the senior tlie
boy who in heaven's good time and pleasure
will be king of England backward in ac
knowledging to this achievement of prowess.
Grateful to her Xnrse.
The San Francisco Chronicle, of January
zoin, gives ine ioiiowiner account ot an evi
dence of grateful appreciation of services ren
dered a sick lady in Oakland, California:
"Mrs. Maria Isabel Toomes came to this city
from Tehama county, about twelve months
since, and placed herself under the care of
Dr. Sawyer, and so remained with beneficial
effects, until about 6ix months ago, when she
changed her place of residence to Oakland.
The climate on the east side of the bay ap
peared to agree with the lady, and with each
day her strength grew, until about ten weeks
ago, when a fatal fever was prevalent in Oak
land. Mrs. Toomes was attacked by a typhus
type of this destructive nialady, and suddenly
became quite sick, which was lenrned by a
neighbor, Mrs. Isabella Butler, wife of John
S. Butler, an Oakland printer. Mrs. Butler's
sympathetic heart was moved to do what 3he
could for the stranger, who had i:o one with
her but a housekeeper and an adopted daugh
ter of twenty years, who is ailing and subject
to fits. Under Mrs. Butler's ministering the
lady rallied materially, but only to announce
that it was temporary, and that 6he felt she
must soon die. At her request a lawyer was
summoned, and her will was drawn up, after
which sue commenced to grow worse, and
finally died on the fifth instant. The disclos
ing of the will revealed the statement that
Mrs. Teomes had no heirs nor any known
relatives, and, with an undoubted apprecia
tion ot the christian-like interest taken in her
ncinururini-iti-a i;..i,i. nf,. n4i.,.
bequeathed to her all her real and 'pe.r'iai
property, with a proviso that her adopted in
valid daughter. .Nellie Toomes. should he
provided for and maintained durincr her life
out oi tne estate, i lie estate is also charged
How the Itlch Naffer la Hard Times.
New York World: "Your newspapers
make a gr at fuss," said one of the weall hi' st
men in JSew lprK to a World reporter,
"about the sufferings of the poor mini during
th"se hard times, but 1 don't see that f.ny of
them notice particularly the diabolical dis
tress of the rich man." The reporter wasn't
aware that the rich man sultered at nil.
Tha1, said he ot tne wealth, 'is because
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vou don t Know anyicing uwui it. ia .
sir, I undergo more actual, absolute toitiire
in an hour than any poor wretch m this city.
If 1 hadn't a cent in the world, I'd have
sonv sympathy, some rt-f.t, some assistance.
As it is," I'm hounded to death, I'm despised,
lie-set, annoyed, contemned, burk-bittoi, way
laid. The papers write editorials al-out me.
If 1 go to church, I am told that a c nit''! can
get through the eye of a needle slicker than
I can get into heaven. if 1 dnn"t di-e-s ioy
family in an t xtravagunt manner. 1 hear that
I am an old skinflint; if I do, 1 am told th;Lt
all 1 think of my money is to mako a vulvar
show with it. 1 suppose I worked as ha. il as
any man for more than f v.o-tliirds of my hie
to accumulate a fortune, I ut I believe
most people think I ought to give it away
and commence over ug.iin. hi a winter like
this you've no idea ot the hardships of the
rich. Ii" I help all the people who apply to
me, I might as well go to the poor-boos -, and
yet all of them exiiect it, and most of them,
I dare say, are worthy. It's out ot the ques
tion. So they curse me, I suppose. All the
benevolent societies, charities, pubhc insti
tutions and church organizations have their
agents out. I am wait d upon by commit
tees, runners, clergymen, secretaries. They
send me half a dozen of letters a day. l lx y
drop upon me in the most unexpected places.
They get into my private ollice. Iliey w ait
in my library before I am up. They sit on
my front steps. They follow me into the
horse-cars. What is a man to do? If I let
them have their way my lmine will U' par
aded as if I wanted to advertise my chanties.
If I don't, the press will want to know w hat
he has ever done for New York. The otner
day a reporter came to me to see me about
my will. He said the public would like to
be informed as to tho proposed disjiosition of
my property at my decease. I suppose if I
were to get a cold in my head there d lie a
brigade of them quartered under my win
dows. I begin to feel that u rich man is
a disgrace to the community that
inliAtir 1 liava nfiwmillad d l-rnne. I lion t
like to look a man squarely in the face tor
fear his hatred of me will show itself, or he
will stop and ask me to lend him a thousand
dollars to tret his starving family some food
to eat. I tell you, sir, this winter is awful
hard on the rich man. He doesn't even eat
his dinner in peace. How can he when there
are forty thousand who are dinnerless! His
money gets to be a reproach to him, and he
feels as if he'd like to give tho whole of it
away in one lump, and try the luxury of being
poor ior awhile. But you needn't say any
thing alout that, or I'll have a fresh battalion
here to-morrow, and half the idlers in town
will be writing me letters. In fact I wouldn't
say anything about it, if I were you, but it's a
fact the rich man suffers in a hard winter a
good deal more than the poor man. You t.ke
my word for it. And the poor don't pity him
a bit."
Nardou'f Sew Comedy.
The old saying that when women are on
the throne men reign, and that when the
men are in power women reign, is so abso
lutely true of the present political situation
of France that M. Victorien Sardou has
founded upon it his new comedy of Dora,
which was produced in Paris at the Vaude
ville on the night of January 22d, and was at
once pronounced to have taken very high
rank among its author's works. If the women
are not in parliament in France, they are, at
any rate, in the coulisses of the parliament,
and their dining-rooms are the hot-beds of ail
the politiciJ intrigues that agitate this coun
try. To use these intrigues as the background
of a simple love-picture, requires a dramatic
power as strong as that of M. Sardou. An
Austrian statesman, the "Baron de Paulnitz,"
has employed a political agent, the "Baron
Van der Krafft," one of those men who make
their living by statecraft of an ignoble kind,
having a toot in every camp, an e ir in every
salon, a hand in every drawer, to collect a
legion of women, mostly foreigners, who
shall amuse the Austrian court with their
perfumed correspondence and graceful tittle
tattle, and who shall, moreover, use their
feminine influence to draw diplomatic secrets
from lovers or admirers. One of the women
who fall into the snares of the "baron" is
"Mme. de Kio-Zares," the widow of a Span
ish officer who died and lef t her a daughter,
"Dora," and a valuable cargo of fin arms
for her daughter's dowry; und as these
firearms have been seized by tlie French
government the "baron" very easily gets an
ascendency over the widow by promising to
use his influence for their re-tit-itioti. only in
tenuing to use this luicend-ncy for the ptir-
Eose of enrolling the beautiful "Dora"' among
is spies. But he counts without, the
"Countess Zicka," one of the members of his
diplomatic corps. She loves one "An'rc dc
Maurillac," but he loves "Dora" with a Ir ve
that is reciprocated. Th-n, as usual, 1,-er
passion turns to hate. She contrive;, a plot
against- "ora." She steals a plio:ograph
from "Dora's" album that a former suitor,
an Hungarian, had given her, and by means
of this photograph the Hungarian is arrested.
He tells the whole story to "Andre." whoso
the initials A. E. meet the eye everywhere. rllD tne necessary expense ot keeping her lot suspicions are lurther aroused by seeing that
OUle Of the icimiua luuwit in guuu repair, mrs. I " en uua uc-eu uroiten open auu an
Cordon's Sucre.
New York Tribune: After an absence
of two years in the interior of At
riL flolonel Gordon reached Cairo on his
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way back to rmgianu on me urst ui laai,
December. The task assigned him was the
onenino- of a practicable commercial highway
from trm.r. ritv tn the Albert and ictoria
lakes. Sir Samuel liaker. who preceded mm.
had been compelled to fight liis way back
from the extreme point reached in the inte
rior of Gondokoro, and had left the newly-explored
country in a disturbed state. Colonel
Gordon has succeeded in pacifying the hostile
tribes, ana nas estaonstieu a line of posts.
hfty to one hundred miles apart, from Khar
toum to Gondokoro, and thence to the Albert
Lake. The communication was so far per
fected that English papers were received with
tolerable regularity in seven weeks from the
date of publication. The pathway to the
heart of the continent thus secured is by no
means perfect. As the Nile approaches the
equator, it becomes a morass. Readers of Sir
Samuel Baker's narrative of his expedition
will remember his irrauhic descrinti
utter disappearance of the river in a tmo-lnl
mass of grass and reed3. Colonel Gordon
had, as did his predecessor, to cut his way
through with infinite pains. At. hnffl;
hundred and sixty miles from the Albert lake,
he encountered a series of rapids, three miles
in length. His little steamer was taken to
pieces and carried around this obstruction.
From this point to the lake no serious diffi
culty was met. The commercial value of this
route was proved by Colonel Gordon himself,
whose trading in ivory, if the dispatch to the
London Times be correct, "enabled him to
imr all the expenses of his province, including
the pay of his men, his odLiais, 1 himseil.
and to bring back a surplus to the Egyptian
treasury." The country is poor in food nn-
plies, the native raising no more than suffices
tor their wants. To establish the connecting
Ir. Hrhllemann'K Indiana IHvoroe
Isew lork Sun: In the records of
his divorce, procured m this coun
try some years atro. we have a novel
chapter of the history of Dr. Henry Sehlie-
niann, who has become famous the world
over througih his discovery of the assumed
site ot anciei it Troy and its most interesting
remains, and. his more recent
int progress, of the long
baried Greek" city of Mycenae
treasures, works of art and anatomical relics
of t he primitive heroes and demi-trods. Dr.
Schliemann has himself celebrated the praises
oi ins yicrriiL wue, wuo accompanies mm
and a sists him in his eoxlorations. and be
has made no attempt to cover up the facts of
his separation irom ms first wife. Eight
years ago Jie made his appearance in lnman
apohs, lived there long enough to get. the
ngnt to sue ior a divorce, under the then ex
Lsting law o' Indiana, made his formal com
plaint before the court, filed the papers and
documents in the case, obtained the decree of
divorce, lett Indianapolis, sailed from
the United States, and entered upon
the career in Europe which has
brought him renown. His first wife,
a Russian by birth, and married to him in
Russia, was evidently a lady of strong mind
and determined will. She would not come
to this country where he had taken up his
quarters, and tells him she had sworn a sol
emn oath not to leave Russia; and it was on
this ground he procured the divorce. He was
evidently determined to have a wife who
would travel -with him. At least this may be
inferred; for we know that his first wife pos
itively refused to do it; and we know that his
present wifo, who is a Homeric scholar, has
always been along with him during the re
cent years of his adventures in Asia Minor,
Greece and elsewhere. We must sympa
thize with the original Mrs. Schliemann in
her misfortune; but yet, considering Dr.
Schliemann 's recent achievements, we can
not blame him for carrying out his determi
nation to be an explorer.
This room opens into the vestibule
garden entrance, whicn, bv reason of its
proximity to the drawing-rooms, is always
used on ball mthts. I iom the main corri
dor, stretching to the great staircase, there
open on the right tho principal reception
rooms; but before these are reached there is
passed the prince s private morning-room, a
family room pure and simple. The admix
ture of feminine and masculine tastes, of
which this pretty room is. more than anv
otner in the house, an exemplar, speaks elo
quently of lives blended in an accord ol close-
knit domesticity. Ihe walls, ot cool neutral
tint, are partly decorated with rare china and
pottery, partly panelled with crayon pictures
ot deer-stalkmg episodes m tho Highlands,
by the most celebrated English painters ot
oar day. A large windowed proiection.
which is in part a lounge, m part a boudoir.
and in part a writing-room, is half parti
tioned oft" from the rest of the apartment by
a screen devoted to the display of family
photographs. A truss ot tree mignonette,
with lilies ol the valley blossoming around
the bushy stem, halt hides tlie panel on which
Leighton's brush has depicted "The Brinariner
the Ueer Home ; the spreading skin ot a huge
Butler's husband. John S. Butler, is appoint
ed by the will to be executor of the estate,
without bonds. The estate of the deceased
consists of tour thousand acres of land in Te
hama county, embracmir what is known to
old Californians as the rancho de los Molinas,
or Mill creek ranch, and is divided into two
farms, worth at least one hundred and ten
thousand dollars; also, two village lots in the
town of Tehama, horses, cattle, and other
live stock, worth six thousand dollars; also,
the old homestead in Tehama, with four acres
of ground, valued at eighteen thousand dol
lars, together with a house and lot in Oak
land, worth four thousand five hundred dol
lars, and other personal property valued at
two thousand five hundred dollars, making a
total of one hundred and lorty-one thousand
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I i.i'i-i MTtiii. iiv till- iiiifif-iii I ;i i I'siin H nil r. i. 1 . . 11
discovery, still " .t V 4.;, " ' X " ; V 1 i"."- "L C.U
lost and deenlv r" f i . " ana miormea tnat, aa the gov
. with its trolden , " H- lo iue princess irom tne sent, we should await his return.
1 --""-" w- v4 .--u WW..-. 11 ii- m linn: 1 emor arrived atter 1 had
to ioster with so much personal attention.
From this room a door opens into the ante
room ot the great drawing-room; a pretty
bttle apartment in French gray, having for
its chief ornament a large picture of the em
peror ot liussia and the prince driving to
gether in a sledge, whose three horses, in a
Mnous gallop, are loreshortened with great
sKui and nue enoct. ine principal drawing-
room, like all the rooms on this side of the
house, locks out into the park, across tlie
llower-bed. water and rr:cerv to where the
antlered red deer are browsing in the beech-
glades. It is a room of fine proportions, of
wnose. wans ine prevalent tint is a pale-
i i -i-i . ,, .
siumon coior; anu its nxea decorations are
studiously simple, consisting merely of a few
mirrors placed panelwise, some floral mould-
mgs, a painted ceiling, and a single group of
statuary. Mme. Jerichau's "Bathing Girls"
embrace each other on a pedestal, from
arounu me uase 01 which tlowers and Ii os-
soming exotic shrub3 rear the gleaniini? dories
of their bloom and the quieter hues of their
ionage against the snow-pale marble. The
sweet scent of spnng-violets nestling among
moss periumes tlie air. and there are
flowers everywhere; inded, the whole
house is a floral bower, for ' the
princess is passionately lond of flowers,
auu ineraiiy uves anions? them. A donr-win.
dow ot tue drawing-room "gives on a small-
domed conservatory projecting from the irar-
den tront of the house. Here the arched
ironds of the palms form a sombre glory over
w3 iieuesiui. upon wnicn .lenchnn t.
white-marble children press lip to lip within
ao encircling thicket of flowers, in which the
orange ol the enphorbia. the nule rnw nf f h
v-.ua:ime, uie wax-iie trusses ot the white
uacmin, ine gleamim? sc.irti nf t ip nn.
Setia, the blushimr imn e nl the i.i-Imnl.i .,-.1
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tue lair pale sweetness of the lily of the val-
ley, t ouce v:e ;uid blend with each other.
t-n nuit,t with the drawing-room is the din-
ing-roMiu, a warr.i-untea genial-looking room
S'jgirestive ot comfort m its everv iti-m A
great bow-window expands from the center
ol its front, whence tlie light streams in uuon
Landseer's "Mi'.re and Foal" above the oaken
sideward. Uver the lire-place, where the los
Dion Itouclcault Taklnsr Care of A Fe
nian'M A'aniilj-.
Dublin Irishman: On Wednesday, tbe
third of January. I visited Seriwant-
Maior Charles M'Carthv. confined in
St. Mary's convict prison, Chatham. Kent.
Presenting to the auto-keeper the governor's
permit to visit the gallant sergeant, we
cheerless chamber,
ernor was ab-
The gov-
waifced from tmlf-
past two o'clock until five o'clock in the after
noon. The reception-room was instantly
lighted up, and, watching through the gloom,
we were rewarded by a dim view of the ser
geant's figure, attended by a warden, 'cross
ing the yard. He was placed in his com
partment of the "cage." We were then al
lowed to enter our compartment, and the
interview begun. The erallant soldier
"felon" looks everv inch a man. in spite nf
the prison garb, even eleven years of prison
"discipline" have failed to deprive him of
that vivacity of spirit which in former times
used to be his chief characteristic. Never
theless he looks very unwell, thin and pale.
In reference to the education of his children
he said: "I have received from Mr. Dion
Boucicault a letter, which, as near as I can
remember, is as follows: 'No doubt it will do
your heart good to know that your fondest
wish, in reference to the education of your
.. ! . 1 1 1 . l i i ,, ...
-'J", oiuui ue carrieu out to the letter. The
tant diplomatic letter stolen, and are at last
fully conhrmed by opening an envelope that
'"Dora" had given him to convey to the baron
and finding inside it the stolen letter. The
"Countess Zicka v had putit there. Fortunate
ly, the countess had carried her machina
tions a little further. She had pried into the
desk of a good-natured friend of "Andre,"
and was detected by the perfume that linger
ed among the papers. This is an agreenble
and frivolous ending to a story that promised
to be melo-dramatic. Its success will prob
ably endure, for it is founded on none of the
motives of adultery or shameful passion that
have lately been in fathion. It belongs to
the class of honest stage-work, which is rare
Maddox an a Inellt.
Baltimore Sun: "An episode in the early
life of Mr. Maddox, which is well romemU'red
by many citizens of Baltimore, is his partici
pation in a fatal duel during the Mexican
war.with Lieutenant M'Pht-rson, of Frederick
county, Maryland. The account given by
gentlemen who were familiar with the de
tails of the affair, is substantially as follows: -During
the war. ton regiments of regular
troops were authorized to be enlisted by the
United States government, which were dis
banded after its close. One of these was the
rI bird dragoons, commanded by Colonel E.
G. W. Butler, of Louisiana, with Major
Lewis Cass, jr., son of General Cass. One
half the regiment, under these officers, was
stationed on General Zachary Taylor's line at
Mier, twenty-two miles from Camargo, and
the other portion, under the lieutenant
colonel, was attached to General Scott's com
mand at the city of Mexico. Tlie regiment
was considered one of the most effective in
the service, all the officers being noted for
both soldierly bearing and their social stand
ing as gentlemen. One of the companies
was raised in Maryland, and two of its
lieutenants were Maddox and MTherson.
Both officers were fast friends, and highly
esteemed for their gallantry and preposess
ing appearance. At Mier a sudden quarrel
occurred between the two wliile spending the
evening in the officer's quarters, over an of
fense given in a heated controversy. Lieu
tenant M'Pherson became greatly "exaspera
ted, and challenged Lieutenant Maddox to
i 4 4 , I - ' uuuiciijreu uu-iuenant, .uauuox to
LZt&T a d-)' Madd yielded a reluctant as-
school in the neighborhood of Cork, and
soon as he is ripe enough he will then be sent
to the Jesuit collerre. Cloncrnweawrwl vn.
dare county.' Mr. Boucicault added in the
same letter: 'It will be some satisfaction to
you to know that those who are nearest and
dearest to you shall never want for anything.
1 have settled upon your wife fifty pounds
sterling per year, which is remitted regularly
to her monthly."' 3
Three of the New York Bins Kxilcw.
New York Herald: Concerning three
of the prominent ring agents there
can no doubt as to tlie precise nature
of their relations with the ring, as they
are fugitives from justice. One of these
three, "Tom" Fields, was an especial jtrotepe
and tool of Peter B. Sweeny. In the assem
bly and in the senate he was Mr. Sweeny's
particular agent, his "Man Friday," and as
corporation attorney he served his master
faitbi'ully. By so doing he also served him
self. He made sixty thousand dollars out ot
one set of firemen's claims against the city,
and altogether is reputed to have "feathered
his nest" to the extent of over two hundred
and fifty thousand dollars. He did not con
trive to nut it into available shape, however.
and he was one of the earliest tools of the
ring who fled. A second exile was Mr. Na
thaniel Sands. He belonged to tlie Citizens
association, and professed to be a reformer.
He was, therefore, particularly adapted to
the ring, which believed in being served us
well as "whitewashed" by "reformers." He
was made tax-commissioner, and then went
to Europe to raise six hundred thousand dol
lars on city bonds, since which time he has
not exercised office in New York. The third
of these illustrious exiles, Mr Harry Genet,
was the particular friend ot Tweed, whom he
took for nis model. Like Tweed. Genet en
joyed, and for that matter enjoys still in
Harlem, great personal popularity. Mr. Gen
et was no vulgar ring tool, but a man of
large aouity and ambition, a- minor Tweed.
UU'l lllil
by it Of fllltliArmi "k v nsM I n whos'! fc'Wfixed tuVoouid are arranged
hlth'i.mnto f ln 8eem9t Miootiag-irons in bewildering number and
' . whfrftw and1 aent,i varwt- The chief adornment of tho main
! was the most able. staircase is a line portrait in oil of the Prin-
A lnirk-1Vltted Vontta.
The Rak-iVh (N. 0.1 A-V-JJ of the thin! in
fant, says: "A arentleinan of this citv whn ;
pist borne from a visit to tlie eastern part of
the Stale, tells us that, a few T.iVht.s
scholars connected with the Presbyterian
Beaufort countv.
for the benefit of the church. Whde the
room was crowded with r-niil.. m.l H, 4.
tainment was in progress, a staple to which
was attached a chain which suspended a
lamp frOiU the Cellini, nnll.wl ,.4 J ii
lamp dropped to the floor, breaking in many
pieces and scattering th. l.:.. :i ' """'J
direction. The drZ of ,7 " 1. v.l l", every
I cot.i.f . I ..:.!. 11. ii -i . . r- V
are blazmg on the wide open hearth, is a full- c , n :,m ,": ? lnn "tore the fire
length portrait of the prince m the blue and- a . , mJ u 'i,tei ,a youn' "mn in the
gold of the Tenth llus-ars. USi.r Fritz" tilv iVew.T h L'r'Ulpres,;n,'e of min1.
and his FLnc,ss-whose well-won empire ftnSwolT f?'
(ii-i.r tiii I ,i'7-iii.4n iiean nas never wn-., i ... . ".1.-4 i.ut;iii ijeiorein
her lov - for her uiitiveland flank Landseer's
cfief-d'reui re on either side, and life-size por
traits of the Princesses Alice and Louisa
hang on either side of the door opening
from the drawing-room. From the dining
room the way leads through a "corridor of
weapons," where the "white arms" of all
ages are arrange J in glass-fronted cabinets
on the wall-;, to the billiard-room, whose
walls are br.ghtoned by Leech's inimitable
hunting sketches, and whose three side win
d ..-.vs, set in ivy, look out on the Italian gar
dens on the site of the old fish-ponds, and so
athwart the park to the church. The an
nexed smoking-room is the ante-chamber tn
cy, lighted
., ---. "W4 . ojaru Bi;cll3 t-.L
f. Ill ; 1 '(.I on.. 1.. ,
.. . cmj luim or Oi-(,ii4
could begin. A moment laUr
been too late."
a stampede
would have
the long vista of the bowling-ail
tth from sides and roof, with rais
like hS model ue to crVftorou T 1' wLmm kdo tok , in in 'th, baclf the Vk ike -the" t
ZSo He wL amtn tB f a i I'll ' '" ,i?.'lln lV1''r't '' th-ir squires. Bi-vond ', dving lick of a pile-driver. When the dt
iTaToffienrTn-len nf 1h?' o h" '-OW'-alKv K a little room over Winch . ch-an-d ,IW a v. lie church .-as found to bi
1 4e fcteil! fi'i ! "-gas supr,m,fhe gun-room: empty, ,,d since th.,, the Hook have mly,
A Mentation In Chnrrh.
Pittsburg Gdzette: Thpre wua al.l.
sensation in nn On VI 11,11 ,.V,nt. 1 i
Sunday It appears that a young lady mem
ber ot the chair became so anxious o exam
ine a certain exasperatingly pretty bonnet in
ik-w u..cK unuer the organ-loft, that she
lost her balance, and turned a somersault
"own upon the unsuspecting congregation.
Ihe minister had onlv reached "r..n,'hlv."
when he was shocked by a dissolving view of
stnfiea stockings; ami the millionaire under
neath had just selected his smallest coin for
the heathen, when a pair of two-inch heels
- 4 .i . 1 - , - , ,
cm,, ami uie meeting toon place at an e.iriy
hour in the morning, near Mier. M.iddox
won the choice of weapons, and selected a
pair of regular duelling pistols. The dis
tance was ten paces. The first shot was ex
changed and neither party injured. The
friends of Maddox, at his instance, then
asked the seconds of M'Pherson that the duel
should end, but M'Pherson positively refused.
A second shot was fired without effect. M'
Pherson was excessively angry at his failure
in both trials, and blasphemed the weapons
used. He demanded not onlv another i-hot,
but that they should take tin ircavalry pii-tols.
At that time the old "horse pistol," carrying
a full ounce ball, had just lieen improved" by
the addition of percussion locks, making it a
very deadly weapon. Maddox's seconds ob
jected positively to this as altogether irregu
lar, und for some time would not allow their
principal to accept the proposition. Finally,
M'Pherson declared that Maddox had taken
duelling pistols onlv because no one
could use them. Maddox then said,
"Lot him have his way," and the weapons
were brought. Before the firing Maddox
said that he would have to wound MTher
son, or there would never be a termination of
the affair, but he did not wish to kill him. At
the third fire .M'Pherson fell, and died in 11
few minutes afterward. The bearing of Wh
men on the field was brave in the extreme,
although M'Pherson's excitement probably
interfered with the accuracy of his aim. The
circumstances were so favor.il!-! to Madd-cs,
m his endeavors to avoid the fatal rcsaftjhat.
although placed under arrest for viol.it iofKft
the articles of war, General Wool, who waj
in command, never hroiurht the cas. -to trial.
but finulv. informed the vestry that unless
the choir is fenced in, or a net stretched over
the heads of the congregation, as required ly
law, they will stay away from the sanctuary.
iu, nervous, exhausting, mid painful (llse.-u
speedll? yield to the curative Influence ot Piilver.
macher's Eectrlc Belts anil Funds. They are safe,
simple and effective, and can be easily unplled by
the patient hlmseir. Book, with full particulars,
mailed free. Address Pulvebmachkb Oaltakic
Co.. Cincinnati, Ohio.
To all who are suffering from th envss nii'I ImlN
cretlons of youth, nervous it'iiiei'-w, early dec, v,
Ions of manliooil etc., I will -:.! nrpc! ttiM
cure you, FREE OF CHARGE. This Ki-at rt-an-ly
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Send s self-addressed envelope to the Rev. Joski-u
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