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expecting to" discontinue -in the faaot in
Tie%iieSly TriteneT'
The publication of the Tri-Weekly
TRiBUNE forces us to.restore thfr^6ekly)
tor Eastern circulation The Weekly
•will c6htam the' cream" of the3
Six Mootfis 1»
Cowhuct RATXS:
:—unemen one year fl&'xwo
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aMi. ^i£nds or the 'Wty Torces'us to
drop it for a daily. We._have not can
vassed even the pity for additional pajr,
1 ,»»T 5I» »*. 7*
rosagft Iff JUP-^&iyij &a.ves npt ask^d.for
pledges of support of an£ kind, but, be­
lieving that Ksrilarck cafrWnk Will sustain
the paper, yfe undertake its publication.'
We invite ^attention to. the TRIBUNE'S
well-filled pages, and give expression to
thk iidpe Uiat all who have any .interest
in BisroarcWor-in its prosperity, .will give
.»* W V.'.
it ach^rfrri support-- ... .rrr
A rj:«. "c. j.-IT-miscella-"
neous,'local,. -news and..'editorial: matter
which appea**%i- fche- Tri-Weekly edi-
bu^ess directory, mentioned elsewhere,
and tire eotpmerciil ^i^otiCes1 and other
items which are ot, interest to-day but of
noposnjjle^interest to-morrow,
We shall .aim to make both papers, in
everyrfeSpeetj-creditAble to the
'city and
of interest to the general reader.
The Bismarck Business Directory pre­
pared for the Weekly TRIBUNE, appears
elsewhere. Every business interest c$
Bismarck having a regular advertisement
in the Tri-Weekly TRIBUNE amounting
tdi $25 or- more, will be entitled to a brief
card in the Bismarck Directory without
charge, and tor the credit of the city,
we hope every person doing business in
the city will claim representation in this
column. Those who desire to make
changes in their thirds as published, are
requested, fo hand the' Editor the copy
for the changedesired.
It will be impossible to give the attea
tion we desire to give to the paper, until
after our building operations are conclu
ded,'but in a few days this will be over,
and then we shall make the TRIBUNE a
better newspaper than ever before.
The great want of the age is funds, a
Cincinnati editor has discovered.
Jrant made the longest speech, of
his life on the'occasion of his'reception at
Gen. Logan will be appointed Collector
of Customs at Chicago, his term begin
ningjuly ist.
Ex-Gov. Warmouth, of Louisiaiia,~was
recently married to Miss Sallie Duirand,
of Newark, N. J.
Every man who,takes a drink of intox­
icating liquors in Oregon is obliged by
law to take out a license costing $5."
Concentrated-lye and kerosene are ef­
fective elements of destruction now in
general use in the warfare on grassh'op
Gen. Garfield denounces as a forgery
in every line and word the pretended
letter of President Hayes to him, prom­
ising him his support for the Speaker­
ship and begging him to withdraw from
the Ohio Senatorial contest.
Superintendent Fisher, of the St, Paul
& Pacific R. R., says the Dutch bond-,
holders have determined to complete the
Glyndon cut-off, and that before thirty,
days the dust will be flying on the work.
No grasshoppers have made their ap­
pearance at any point in Northern Da­
kota, or at
any, p6int along the line
the North Pacific.
The nose of the editor of tfie Wadfiila
Tribune had a collision with a base ball
club Jaffc^week vand r. jpv.|hg?jqUj. ink
slib^er bffers A wkgerlt' "iiickd that tie
has the worst looking nose on the North
•Tf fire
A terrible disaster occurred at Mount
Carroll, 111., Monday afternoon. A tor­
nado swept through the asiness portiom
of the city,' tieitf oyirtg "gt*at many
buildings, Men, women and children
Lt. Lockwood, of the 22d Infty. and
Xt. McCormack, of the 7th Capalry, ar­
rived from Tongue River yesterday en
route east.
S. Orschel, of St. Paul, Solan A RA
jstrong, of Minneapolis, and R. S. Mun
ger, of Duluth, W. Magill and Julius Levy,
of Montana, are in the city.
Col. Robert Wilioft pcF3b£f# lhe
Yellowstone expelition^ airivfea yester­
day on the Far West. Th»€elonel ,will
p^^#(fSt£3Will:t6 vi^t fcs children"
wfib a» dbiaF.wSli tiie.
scarletlfever. I
We neglected to note the return of
Capt. Mantqr^ ReeisteijiJ,. Srl^pdOffice,1
in our laA. 'The Capt. returns with
looking better than for
hcaltl} restored
many fconths.
Mr. Macnider, of Hudson, Wis., a broth­
er of Robert Macnider, is in the city.
Mac is a good old Democrat and says he
don't feel so bad about losing Tilden now
that Hayes is on their side.
J. H. Hanson, one of. the editors of the
St. Paul Pioneer-Press, is in the city en
route for the Black Hills. During the
time Mr. Hanson remains in the city he
will- look after the business interests of
that paper, and we commend him to our
people as" being rieliable in every respect.
Mr. Angelica w£U known Eau Clare
lawyer, is fncF *cuy eifltoute for the
Black Hills, an&wif commend him lo the
citizens of that* Country as' a gentleman
worthy of their confidence. Mr. Angell
studied and practiced several years in
California, and what is most in his favor
he goes to the Black Hills without politi­
cal aspirations.
Mr..Ira Foater has reced^ly gone to
Bisma'rck, where he has located, and is
superintending the clothing bosifess
for his father-in-law, S. SelleCk Esq., of
this city. We have known Ifr. Foster
for a numbet of years, and can tel 1 the
BiamarckianSrthaiM^'if oaepCthe right
kind—a steatiy, |ra4tidal yoang man,
honest as &e< Kxig, fuil of work,
energy and pluck. Bismarck is to be
congratulated when sach men abide
there.—Stillwater Lmberman.
if 'T
The Dakota laws are now printed. The
matter makes ic p^ggs ,ani.was printed
and bound at the ojpee of the. Press and
Dakotaian, Yankton, T.
The railroa^ companitt have with
ftrat|nhcf»fhigi^tt i^kLt| bytImVoxjt
PSnj&jptite tcrfheTBSac ^Hills and ttfe^
^nail contract for service between Yank­
ton and the Hills has been thrown up.
ff mi ja=jsf/
Black Hills people are fast learning
that the route via Bismarck is the boss
roate for freight as well as passengers
Last ev^ing.4|ev^oty-fitie to&ptlr^ght
.. „JindaAi«ie£ageof
forfy tons every day for some
"time past.
Untk win, stsgts.
Those booked for the /Black Hills
stage to-morrow are J. H. Hanson, Guy
Saulsbury, Jim Sing, Joy-lab, Julius
Levi, W. S. McGill, Wm. Wallaser,'L.
Widenfelt, P. C. Ray and F. Angell.
£t£l. Wilso^ii sortjifgi^up^ Sis'st&k,
f^ ttie Yellowstone craae, pai^ha^i|gi
largely- if Bismarck merchan
For this trade Emmcns is taming oat
a fine invoice of liquors and cigars.
Maj. Robert Selp has purchased the
hardware store of James Douglas &
Co., and they are now engaged in in­
voicing. This is well. Maj. Scip is a
thorough and active business man and
will, no doubt, step into a good busi­
ness and one to which he is well adapt­
ed. Major Douglas will, after the sale
is completed, devote hia attention ex­
clusively to bis Standing Bock trader
"Nothing was so much dreaded in
our schoolboy days," says a distin­
guished author, "as to be ponisbed by
sitting between two girls." Ahi the
force of education! In after years we
learn to submit to such things without
shedding a teat.—Exchange.
Special to Ou Riarxatfk Tribmu.
St. PALJ-, June 6th.—The impression is
rapidly gaining ground that the Russians
will shortly .endeavor to cross the Dan­
ube at three different points, making
Rustchak the chief object of attack, and
I women have left
like feathers ia.the. air sev-
eralwundred feet ind many- were killed
and injured. A full account is given in
bur telegraphic column.
Col. K|rk, A. arrired last night
enroute for Fort' Buiord at which point
he will" hereafter be stationed.
F, J. Call has returned, fij»n Montana
and will spend the summeir at Bismarck,
in connection with C. S. Weaver & Co.
Maf.JDirling, ^trader att F^Berthold, is
in the city and wilf employ 'a 'number of
tnen-fbr- work oh -the new- buildings at
were blown away like feathers, and were
carried in some instrnces four hundred
feet. Twenty-two dead bodies had been
found up to last evening. Seventy to
eighty were wounded, of whom two have
since difd. Samnt^. tapulies
and much distress ^anticipate
^e Canadian CmMrtmen^ ^eMA-'
terior fe" informed 'traft
Is "a^Woo^y ^l^oSntJii^, OH Canadian
of Wyoming, are said to be in a starving
condition, their supplies being delayed at
Green River and Bryan Stations, and the
settlers fear the Indians will be driven to
depredations to escape starvation.
Ritwrn of fyt*— fw Benton and
the Yellowston®—Pjpgreas of Boats
ixp the River—The' Big lUse.
The river is still rising and it has
bdSfrbe impossible to WSCb the /Point
as the bottoms are, to some extent over­
flown. 'The river, howeter, should fall
to-morrow. Since Mondav's report the
following boats have
Western, Gould. Forj Benton.
Far We&i, E»rle, Tonjue Hirer.
Josephine, Todd, foit Benton, 7th.
Benton, Miusie, ." .... 15th.
Tellowstoae, Tsikton, Tth.
Key Wes^ Baeson. Po_ Benton, 14th.
Bed Cload, St. Louis.
Gen. Ca»i«r,
The steamer F«r West arrived last
last night JSJiours from Tonrae river.
Among ^arfpasseftgeiSp Srire^Gen.' For
syihe, Li Gibson apdOol.Kobert
Wilson and son, Xt. "LoctwooS and Lt.
McCormack. The Far West's officers
report' the Yellowstone has fallen al­
ready a^iit.fegjeet^butjlirge^quan ti
t^f jBMrtlilf |emMin the moun
"tafns anTa ilse froin Lhlf ^source may
yet be expected, as the present rise is
largely from rains. The Far West
brought 860 saclfs of ore and a large
(^kjsigfihei# of C*nd bide« for
eastern mirkeU alaba fill trip of
The steamer Josephine is loading for
Foi Benton and will take her depart­
ure Thursday evening on the arrival of
the train from the east.
The clerk of the Westefn reports as
follows: Left Fort Benton June 1st.
Left steamer Benton at Benton taking
Snie day Katie P. Koiiltz Defow Wolf
3d. Left Kate. Kinney at Buford
loading for Yellowstone.
4tb, Mot C. K. Peek at Howard's
Cut Off. Same day Peninah below
Strawberry Island.
5th. Met Fletcher at Knife River
No. 2 Oceola below Berthold Silver
City at Emanial's Bluff Nellie Peck at
Stevenson Rankin 10 miles below
Stevenson Savana at old Fort Clark.
The new Coulson line steamers, Rose­
bud and Big Horn, left St. Loois for
Bismarck yesterday.
The Arkansas and Fanchon are due
to-morrow, the Tidal Wave and Ash­
land Saturday.
The Fontenelle was at Yankton
Agencj ?n the Mth and was crippled
to some extent by a burned boiler.
The Black Hiljs was at-Randall pn
the 80tb fixing a' burned boiler.
town. Thefor-
eigaCfMnlsjNtfl tosh
have strongly 'fortified Widen,'Rustchak,
Sileslria, Schunda, and Varna, and have
an army of two hundred thousand. In
JK Russj^i^adv^ce is little
guished personages.
Illinois, viu afn&ttt elitfrrfy destroyed by
a hurricane Monday afternoon. Mt.
Carroll was a thriving village of three
thousand {pEfabitanH
.two newspajper^tffficesf "three churches,
one pf which was the finest in Northern
Illinois, two schcol houses, about twenty
business houses, and about one hundred
residences were destroyed.
The -tornado passed ne?. ly north,
through the heart of the village, sweep­
ing everything in-its course. The loss of
property.is'estimated at hr.lf a million
dollars. The storm lasted
and its velocity was 150 miles an hour. It
carried ro j&, doors, windows, lumber,
rails, clothing, &c., more than three
miles. The County court was in session
and many persons were in town.
A Yankton correspondent of the Al­
legheny Mail says Dr. Burleigh believes
the Carroll was fired by an incendiary.
The remains of Brennan, (who fell
overboard from the steamer Sayannah,
were burried at Elk Point a few days
ago, having been found floating in the
river near that point.
The Victor and Weaver passed Oma­
ha on the 30th ult
jThe Alex Kennall was advertised to
rflekveSt. Louis for the Yellowstone
May 81st
Th^Sherman .was still at Sioux City
on the 31st and was not expected to
lejafltfei&e the Sd.
Cameron was to have been
raiseajQD Saturday last and is probab­
ly agffolfloat.
The Katie, Grant Marsh's Yankton
ferry boat, was sunk on the 30th ult.
6apt. Marsh is off wrong on his esti
mate.Qf the Yellowstone as given in the
SiojuxCity Journal of the 31st inst.,
as |eve|al boats bave already reached
the highest point reached by the Far
West last year and will meet with no
difficulty, on- account of low water for
s#m£weeks yet.
The Bozeman people are very idig
nant that the Yellowstone did not pur­
sue its course to the Big Horn for had
it remained in the Yellowstone two
days lodger it could have maderthe
points'of its destination without diffi­
culty and teams were 011 hand to re­
ceive its cargo.
The Western left Fort Benton on
Saturday morning, June 2d at 3 a.
arriving at Bismarck June 5th. To the
pilot of the Westrn we are indebted
for the following facts: The Benton
was-in port when the Western left and
will arrive to-day as she intended to
l^ave on Sunday. IThen the Western
l^ft the river lacked only 19 inches
of its highest stage last season and was
rjeiog at the rate of a half inch an hour
^fith heavy rains to come in.
Tlje^liilcip' Shell and Yellowstone
were^fallin? wfien they were past but
both had been very high. At Buford
the banks had been overflown and'the
water had reached the government
warehouse,though no damage was, done.
Ijhe raijflArstone had 'fallen 15 inches
whfnjiitj JTesiern reached that point.
The boats of the Davidson fleet were
getting on slowly owing to the exceed­
ingly high water and rapid current,
and, the Rankm met with much difficui
ty.'in rounding the big bend.
The Kate Kinney was at Buford load­
ing private-freight for Tongue River.
Including all stops the Western was
3 days, 12 hours and five minutes com­
ing from Benton to Bismarck.
The Yankton Press gives currency to
a rumor that the Government will im­
mediately contract with Capt. Barmore,
Of Jefferson, for another boat to take
the place of the Cameron.
The Pittsburg Dispatch of the 26th
has the following to say about the Rose­
bud and the Big Horn: The above new
and handsome steamers take their de­
parture t'o-day for Fort Benton direct.
These boats-were built for-the moun­
tain .trade regardless of expense and are
a credit to Pittsburgh and all concern­
ed in the construction. The Rosebud
will be commanded by Capt. M. Coul­
son, an
..old time Missouri river boat­
man. The first clerk is our old friend
Capt. John A. Dales, who has "been
there before" and knows ail about it.
The Big Horn will be in charge of Capt
W. S. Evans, an experienced officer and
a clever gentleman. The first clerk is
Hr. W. S. Evans, Jr., a chip ot the old
block. These boats have been visited
by a large number of boatmen, and
there was bpt one opinion in regard to
their general adaptation to the Missouri'
river trade. Our best wishes go with
the Rosebud and Big Horn.
^Johnnie's Opinion of Rabbits.
I "Rabbits is generally about the size
of a cat. They ain't so us'eful to catch
rats as a cat, but they will pull the
bark off of my grandfather's pear tree,
iand he got iaad, and. kicked the stuffin'
put of him, and skon him. Rabbit's
'ears is long, so you can pick 'e:n up
pasy. A rabbit often has red eyes, but
if a* girl had red eyes she'd look bad,
you bet. Ms and'another boy done up
some hoss radish in a cabbage leaf, and,
gave it.to Mr. Hackett's rabbit to eat,
and be jumped over a clothes line and
ran into the kitchen and upset a bucket
of syrup ail over his hair, and be was a
sick-lookin' rabbit, and don't you for­
get it, I'd ruther be a dog than a rab­
A River of Ink..
Among the wonders of nature in Al­
geria, there is a river of natural ink. It
is formed by the junction of two streams,
one flowing from a region of ferruginious
soil, and the other draining a peat swamp.
The waters of the first are, of course, very
strongly impregnated with iron those of
the latter with gallic acid. On meeting,'
the acid of one stream is united with the
iron of the other, and a true ink is the
The following otder was recently left
on the slate of alfeir Hampshire doctors
"Doc, com .up to' ther -boos the old
flHMi has got snaix is bis bates agin',
an' raisin' kain."
Tree Culture.
A brother granger, who came the oth­
er day to compare notes on the potato
crop, and exchange mutual condolence
on the awful ravages of the mules, asked
me to write something on the above topic,
rashly basing his belief that I knew some­
thing of it, upon the .fact that my trees
chanced to grow and his didn't
Now this being a subject upon which
I am profoundly ignorant, I would shrink
from the task of its discussion, were it
not for the almost universal precedent
established by our latter day sages, for
p..inle to talk most of that which they
know least,—so, for once, I'll be in the
Col. Thompson, it is well known, is
the acknowledged champion Treeist'of
Burleigh county. Certainly he has done
as much, both "by precept and example,
to beautify our town in this respect, as
any one in it besides he possesess the
culture and experience—of which I can­
not boast—to discuss the subject intelli­
gently and from a scientific stand-point,
and 1 hope, Mr. Editor, that he will,
through your columns, say something on
the subject for our guidance. In the
meantime, should an infallable rule be
asked to make a Cottonwood tree grow,
in spite of itself, I would reply, "Ask Col.
Thompson's advice, and follow it"
The chief features of Col. Thompson's
method—which is the one generally
adopted here—are, so far as I have ob­
served, an early taking up of the tree in
the spring, a thorough trimming or lop­
ping off of all the limbs, until the stem
resembles a bean-pole or lifeless stick in
appearance, and a replanting in a trench,
from which the sod has been removed,
setting the roots deep but leaving a de­
pression several feet in extent, around
the trunk of the tree, to collect rain-wa­
ter and convey its moisture to the roots.
The object 'in thus decapitating the
tree, I am told, is that the sap may be
directed downward to the root, and the
entire forces of the tree employed in
strengthening and developing this under
ground foundation to the leafy edifice
that will build itself upon the summit
when the lower portion is perfected.
But Dr. Slaughter, who sees every­
thing in a professional light, exclaims
against the practice of mutilating the
branches of the tr|e, maintaining that
the leaves are its organs of respiration
and to deprive it of the limbs that con­
tain the swelling buds is equivalent to
destroying the lungs of a human subject.
Again, the sap is the blood of the tree and
its I0S6 from hacking of the branches in­
duces a weakness corresponding to that
felt by a living being after a correspond­
ing loss of the vital fluid.
In 6hort, if a tree that has been sub*
jected to this heroic treatment, survives*
it is owing wholly to skillful surgery and
careful nursing,—and not to the treat­
ment Itself. Besides, a tree transplanted
from its native position to a foreign spot,
receives a shock ,to its nervous system, as
it were, and when, to this is added the
amputation of the chief organs of its ex­
istence and consequent.loss of its life es­
sence, the chances for its recovery are
extremely doubtful.
The Doctor, therefore, digs a trench,
or correctly speaking, he gets somebody
else to dig it{—not very deep that the
roots may spread evenly near the sur­
face, instead of striking downward into a
clayey or inferior subsoil.—The tree is re­
moved early in the spring with all its
branches intact, or if necessary to re-
'move some of them so as to give the top
a round bushy form the wound is care­
fully covered with a wax made of bees­
wax and rosin. Much water is employ­
ed in planting so as to consolidate the
soil around the roots, the adjacent earth
being thoroughly loosened with the
spade, that the growing roots may readi­
ly penetrate it. A mixture of loam or
compost is then thrown in, and the turf
replaced and beaten down firmly.
One half of my trees, one hundred or
more, have been planted acording to the
Thompson method, and the other half
according to the Slaughter theory. With
the exception of eight that were eaten up,
"root and branch," by the mules, they
are all growing finely.
It may seem like presumption on my
part to differ from these two learned
gentlemen, but I would like at least to
demolish the Doctor's theory, and prove
the unlikelihood of any analogy existing
between the physiology of a tree and the
circulatory system of the human frame,
but there is an appendix to his theory
which directs, that the tree en transit
from ifs forest home to its new abode
must not be slanted from the perpendicu­
lar but carried uprightly, and_ planted
again in precisely the same position, -with
the same side to the north, as before, so as
to preserve the equilibrium and harmonize
with the polar and electric currents.—
and this opens an avenue into a fanthOm
less sea of philosophy, into which lest I
should get beyond my depth I forbear to
I have a little theory of my ov. which
I propose to test thoroughly when the
proper time comes. It is to transplant
the tree late in the fall, when its leaves
are withered, and its senses lie dormant,
and in readiness for the six months slum­
ber before it* Exercise as much care in
the taking up as in the replanting. Bring
with the roots a large quantity of adher­
ing sjil, enough tcr envelope the roots,
and prevent the exposure of the small,
tender fibers to the atmosphere. Then
dig a big hole,—as big as a washtub, and
place the roots, imbedded ir. this protect­
ing mass therein shovel on the loose
earth, and place a mulching of straw or
light manure around the stem, heaping
up the mound to the height of several
feet Nature, -who caunot err, has taught
us this, in piling the dead leaves and oth­
er forest refuse, around the roots of the
trees in Autumn. Cut off the top or not,
just as you feel like it. Keep off the
ihulet, and set traps for the jack rabbits
All this while the tree is asleep. It is un­
conscious of the change, and when it
wakes up in the spring it dosent know
the difference, and couldn't die if it wan­
ted to.
It is to be regretted that the ton:r.den»
of our city laying off its streets, made
the lots of so small dimensions: This i*
doubtless a good arrangement ORr :\.r.
business streets, but it leaves little rcom
for the exercise of taste in home sur­
roundings. However, by a little care in
setting the house back from the street.
every family can have room ih frcn.t tor
at least a grass plot for the children to
romp over,—and a few trees to afford
shelter to the birds. Then, although
southern roses refuse to blossom in the
dooryard, they will bloom spontaneously
in the childrens cheeks, and the bird
chorus in the morning will amply repay
the small outlay. Besides the trees in
themselves are beautiful- Their gicssy
green leaves and waving branches are
indeed "a joy forever." In the suf^ rb.
ofour city there are so many charming
homesites that it seems strange that they
have not long ago been appropriated,
since one can have all the delight.-* of a
country home, in connection with the el­
egance and refinement of the city-
But seriously, whether in town or
country, I would advise eve/ybody. by
all means, to plant trees of soipe kind, in
some manner, and if you have leisure and
means to experiment with fruit trc«3 and
flowering shrubs, you will find in them a
fruitful mine of pleasure,—if they «ro~".
Why are roses red
For roses once were white.
Because the loving nightingales
gang on their thorns ail night—
Sang till the blood they shed
Had dyed the ro»es red!
Why are white roses white
For roses once were red.
Becaose the sorrowing nightingales
Wept when the night was fled—
Wept till their tears of Ii-ht
Had washed the roses white
Why are the roses sweet
For once they bad no scent.
Because one day the Qaeen of Lore
Who to Adonis went,
Brushed tnem with heavenly feet—
That made the roses sweet!,
Stonewall Jackson's Sister.
The Cleveland Leader prints the fol­
lowing in relation to Gen. Stonewall
Jackson and his sister, the statement
being derived from a lady who was, pre­
vious to the war, an inmate of the li­
ter's family: "They were orphan
children, and were brought up together
untii he went to West Point. Like
most orphan children. tLey were most
unusually attached to each other. At a
later time she married and settled in
-Beverly, where her husband carried on
a large farm or plantation. Her broth­
er, the General, frequently visited her,
and during these visits he would ievs
invariably go to the quarters
of the slaves. for the parpose
of exhorting them on the subject of
religion. Frequently this great soldier
would be seen on his knees in the
midst of the lowly children of Afrir-a.
offering earnest prayers for their earnest
salvation. When the ^ar b-oke rut
this singular difference between the
affectionate brother 2nd sister trans­
pired One espoused ihe cause of the
South, and became the greatest of r.
Confederate generals, with a vrorld-wHe
reputatien for consumate military abil­
ity, and laid down his life on the bloody
field of Chancellorsville. The s:s erT
in spite of the opposition of her broth­
er, uninfluenced by his brilliant achieve­
ments and the opposition of her hus­
band and herjrelatives, sided with the
cause of the Union, and remained true
to that cause to the end of the war. Sc
great was the feeling engendered against
her that she eventually separated from
her husband and moved to Springtie'id,
Ohio, and resided with a daughter who
bad married a Union officer."
Daniel Webster in his speech a the
trial of the murderers of Joseph White,
of Salem, Mass., used the following
words not more distinguished for their
eloquence than their truth: "The guil­
ty soul cannot keep its secret. It is
false to itself, or ratbsr it feels an irre
sistable impulse to be true to itself. It
labors under its guilty possession and
knows not what to do with it. The
human heart was not made for the res­
idence of such an inhabitant. It finds
itseif preyed upon by a to/oaent which
it dares not acknowledge to God or
man. A vulture is devouring it, and it
can ask no sympathy or assistance
either from heaven or earth. The
secret which the murderer possesses
soon comes to possess bim, and like the
evil spirits of which we read, it over­
comes bim and leads bim withersoever
it will. He feels it beating at bis heart,
rising at his throat, and demanding
disclosure. He thinks tbe whole world
sees it in his face, reads it in his eyes,
and almost bears it working in the very
silence of his thoughts. It has become
bis master. It betrays his discretion,
it breaks down his courage, ft ron'v
his prudence. When .^nspicicn-i from
without begin to embarrass him ani
tbe net of circumstances to entangle
bim the fatal secret struggle
greater violence to break forth.7'
The Indianapolis Newatetis of a ven­
erable funeral procession. A deac! cov,
swelled to enormous proportions, wa h~
ing removed on a wagon, when three
other cows dropped behind the "hearse,*^
and in angle file followed the carcase of
the departed out of town. They rerther
bellowed nor pawed
earth, bJt be­
haved themselves as high-toned motrn
ers, too well bred to make a display
their grief.

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