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VOLUME 15-NUMBEE 4,7.
BAETON, VERMONT, NOVEMBER 22, 1870. WHOLE NUMBER 776. .1 GENERAL BUSINESS CARDS. HART OS. J i,. i ny, 1 )! U.l-.Il in I; ,ts, Mme, and Findinps, of store cur A -if J- L. Twomlily'ii. . I). OWEX, V r. f: It i'i Mre'ijnRmllKiincsticDryG.Tods, (. 1, Oroceries, Crockery, Flour, , X.nis, Heady M.ide Clothing, &c. D VI.K A; KOHIXSON, ri'HtNKYS and Counsellors lit Law. Ad-drc-is Geo. N. Dale, Island Fond, J. li. iiison, I!;irtui . A o. is. kamsi:v, UURlAfiK raintin;:, over Uff ird's Carnape Sh ip, H.uton, Vt. J. it. cassidv, n )Mll!KK mid U.iir Dresser. Shop on the J ami:s hi swell, IICKXSKI) Atiutiimeor. Will attend prompt j iy to nil tails arid for reasonable pay. liar tun, Vt. i:. i:. ka sos, nfvM.KH in Clerks, Watches, Jewelry and CciiitVi'tionery, Jewelry and l-'unjy Goods, Barton, Vt. U . H I'M IIKOTII KKS, I) KAI.KHS IN STOVKS. Fire. Tin. Wooden. How Ware. Teddlers turnish- rl. Barton, Vt. J. N. WEI'.STEH, I XsriJAXf K AGF.ST. Insurance of all kinds 1 cll-rl ctcd to amount in tirst class compa . !'..ir:.m, Vt. II. ). ny in k in:it, I'i'i. .Iai. in. Wood, Glass , B.irt'in, Vt. All kinds ! KAI.K 1! in Si, .i.d I!. 1 ! nv V;i n in i X' i:. ii. v. ;::ts ri it, A" Minis of Plain and Fan r iM'cuti d on short notice :. B.irt..-n, Vt. i I'UiN'i i; .! I'r .1 rra.-tiii' v. m. u . .itos r, TT'':;;NKY add C.ii:i-i !or nt I.itw and Claim l A.'i nt. Will mI the Courts in Orleans ! C.,;, .! ni. i r-iii.ti.-s. B.irton, Vt. j. x. v i::tsT It, Ii r in American Views, Stereo- i :ni! I'okml'ii i'r, o-roj s. ones n n ' I put lire Krain Barton, Vt. FRED. II. MOUSE, J)INTKK. (ir.i;.nh':r, Gl iziiiLT. rper Hanir- in''. Whi'c a'liitu -hop. shop orton, at my resuler.ee Vt. K,l l.oi is voi m;, ABXl-SS MAKKU and Triinmcr. Repa.r tfw i"' atlv ;it"I pronipily Shop next r f. Maro'e Works, Barton Village. It. II. LITTLE, ! l'KII'T')!; oiTiys'al Lalie Hotel within liw rii.l- ot the ilcpot. A Livery Stable in n with the ho;,-c. Barton, Vt. 1! .1:0 v. I) V IS, I) KAI.KR i doe-.', ; : -o i. .!:,-, Bait rocries of all kinds Butter, k. Lard, Vreh Fish and Oys il Tobaeeo, Nuts, Kaisins and Vt. O. V. JOSI.YX, pl.ACKMIl lUN'i, Horse Shoeing and Gen I) er.il Ucp.iinng. M.i-on hand Cable Chains 1 ! .Ii.ii::-. Chiiri l..k. Whiiiletrcf Irons, Nik Yokes, Cant-Ilooks. Sir.. Barton, Vt. . f . itnniNsoN, il"I.i:SAI,K 1 1. a!cr in Best Brands Flour, Corn acd Grocery's Tea, Collee. Sucar, .". :' s, e. . l ime Plaster, Oils, Fih, Sail, 1 ii poi sun e, Barton village. Terms :. J. SMITH, of Orleans County Marble Ti L'li and American Marble, it'.iimenrs ic. Barton, Vt. All ry U oi k at greatly reduced :;:rnir.ioi I Work-, 1 i ! ive Slones, M ,:n.M,f CcllC'ti Id-. F. M. I'ERIt Y Ar II. ii. STAPLES, I KNTAI. SCBGKoXS. are prepared to attend I ' to a:iy re oimr the service iy ro oiior the services ot a Dentist, rae'cd without pain by the use of Ni 'leGas. All work rriiinptlv attended To Hi i'S t: "is I in t ( "hariri'S ri malo'e. Barton, Vt. 3im3 HAirrox LsiSDisa. SARAH A. STEARNS, ". J II.I.INKU and Drr ss Maker. Also dealer in Goods and small wares, leu's store :crv Kali' V ii-!,ri Jo L. I. tULSOX, i I'l l! :s. Medicines, Dye Stuffs, i iiv i, liarton Banditti.', Vt. 1) KAI.FU and 1 Tea A. I. IISGF.LON, ;ni. iioi-c s:iio.".m and G''iieral tic;. Barton Vt. 1 i in Hoots done at I V. sunn, .:. I Denier t- li.'",' i.'. .-:i i.' !''- 1 'ili.'c liiildiiir. I,. I.. I I ...I. VM), I 'I . .::!'! f irri;i;.'f '1 riiiinier. Ail I- of i'. i.i .!;:' .low willi m-.ttnc.-M and P..i.:. l..t;:dit,s, Vt. ; !J I.,:., f. i'V! :ki.ic, firo. ei ies, Boots and l'ovs, Clocks, Watch i.iinv. Vt. i) : i. -, v rv, I! iitoli I,: y. .YM l i l no a! M"irll.lll,!i-e hi with ilic M- A Tailor and in s Keadv I .1 III'-- l II ,'; I.,,,,:-,., virkm . VI. l'cni I John ' UI."U. !;.. if Wo-i; w i'Y " il I NV-.v Vork !'.; !. ioi n l.it'idinir, Vt -In : J..-U ti'- .- Ioi ... I.I! I. , . id to Cnitinir. sfietion. I,at- n ived. Itar- in i"iiin'i-tion wit i Ans ;i( MV, SltlWIli! Ar l'.l!Ki:U, :! rs in Floor, w ' IKU.I-.S Corn, W and A 1:1 1 ion irivru r I. like Ha-. .II MM. I Ur-tllil D" - Indi i i io Is (iroeerics. Hard ai'iir.il 1 iiip'.-inciits. Special a . the l't"o .-s o'-k Trade. Airuntt swi II. M.i'i:i: ir'n its nf Diesseil l)i pot S'ru't, liarton I. fi ling, Vt. pi rds ( . i,. riti:M'ii, 31. i., PUYSKT N AND StlUiKON 1 lover, Vermont. I. II. It M) ALL, I'Vitii ir-'. Splitting and General Joh-llov.-r, Vt. KO.V M It'l l AliltOTT, IIKFI.HKJI1T and Carriage Maker, pairing dole to order. Glover, Vt. Re- II. w. rmi.i.ips, UAKNKSS MAKK.il u Li r attentionjiven and Trimmer, rarticn- to trimming. Glover, Vt. O. FltKM II Ar S). MAMTACTUKKRS and Dealers in Boots, Miocs, UuMiers and Findings, Glover, Vt. I.. II. -YI.', Hid Currier. A supply of all kinds i' r on luind. C.isli paid for Hides iikivt-r, Vt. rV AN N V IL ; 1 oll.c.ill ai J Slriiis. S. V. IIA1NKS, I AM'FACTL'HKIt and Dealer in Harnesses, M Kidmsr Bridles, Collars, Whips and Hal tars. Uepairinir promptly attended to. 'jlover. NOU V L. MCON'ARD, MII.LINKII ai d Press Maker. Dealer in La ii's, lli!iiions, Plumes and Kaney Ooods. kooms over Dwinrll ft Tat't's Store, Glover, Vt. l P. Ol K.NKY, VOKNT for Setvinij Mailiinen "American," "Vlfteler& VilMin,"" old Medal'-'Oreen Mountain," or any otlier kind in market. K. K. ro.STEK, plOPRIKTOfl rxiON HOUSE. Stape i leaves tor .M mi tjiel ior Monday", Wednes day h ami Kri;l..y, and lor Burton twice a day. X. 31. Ac X. W. SCOTT, pRnnUKTORSor (;!VL.r I-lonrinsr Mills. i 1'.' -t llriiinls Family Hour always on hand. A i-o orn iiml o;ln r lied. N. IJ. Particular at ' ; lion to Custom (jrit.ding- 1). WHITTLESEY. nK I.I. U in Forei.-'n and Domestic Dry Goods, W. 1, (iool.s mill Groceries, Crockery, I mlwnre. Flour, Salt, Nails, Fish, Paints and 1 -. I'alcni Medicines, (Vc , Glover, Vt. A. '. ATHUM'OX, I-OVEU KXI'itl'.SS. Leaves Glover twice 'li.:v tor barton, to meet the 8 o'clock rii'ie.' and ii o'clock evening trains. Leaves iriieili itely attcr the nrrival of trains. wi'ti 1 mlivicli stniro Tucsdav. Thurs- aim 'd Saturday niorninirs. I:. O. KAXOALL, r. M.I'.Il ;,, i)rv (j,KS Groceries, Crockerv, w.tr.., luruwa-,., Keady Made Cloth- i w . I. I..b),:,(i,. i west Glover. Vt. (;Ri:essoro. L. U ;ih;l, , sT0L'! !"'"" T(l mjde from selected '. ock, Oroeii-horo, Vt. Mam t,T,CK -ss, ti'dpaii.lmgdone. Oreepro. if... , "mrvdi:di.ev, , ..-"H Machines of ail kinds," Greeniborq IRAS BURG II. IIOLDRIDGE & SAWYER, DEALERS in Forcisn and Domestic Dry Goods, V. I. Goods and Groceries, Crock ery, Hardware, Salt, Nails and Fish. CHARLES I. VAIL, I TTORNEY, Bounty and Claim A;ent, Iras il burgh, Vt. L. F. EIMJERTOX, l)RorRIETOR oflrashnrjth House, four miles 1 from Conn. & Pass. Hiver Railroad. Con veyance to and from the Station on arrival of all trains. Also a Rood livery in connection with the House. Irashurgh, Vt. S. STANFORD, C ROCERY and Variety Store, where are kept I Flour, Pork, Lard, Butter, Teas, Coflee, Su gar, Tinware, Stovepipe, &c. Meals furnished to order. A Livery Stable in connection wi:h other business. Irashurgh, Vt. YV. L. RUSSELL, DEALER in Drugs, Medicines, Dye Stuffs Sta tionery, Blank Books, Candies. Cigars, To bacco, Toilet Soap, Fancy Articles, and all the Popular Patent Medicines, Irashurgh. Vt. Also pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal and me chanical purposes. NEWPORT. W. 1. CRANE, TTORNEY and Counselor at Law, and So L. licitor in Chancery, True's Block, Newport. E. S. ftORMAN, DEALER in Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, No. 1 Coburn Block, Newport. Vt. DR. E. IIFN'TINfJTOX, I) F.NT1ST. All the Modern Improvements at his oliiec in True's Block, Newport, Vt. II. IIEAX, "PROPRIETOR of Lake House, Newport. A 1 Good Livery Stable, newly titled up.'s con nected with the hou-e. E. II. TRIE & CO.. DF.ALERS in Furniture, Carpeting, Crockery, Glass Ware. Paper Hangings. Window Shades, Brass, Newport. Vt. Copper, Iron, and Tin Ware, ROYAL CF.M.1IIXCS, PROPRIETOR oe the Franklin Printing Es 1 tablishment. All kinds of printing execut ed on short notice, in the best manner, and on reasonable terms. Newport, Vt. II. E. SHAW A: CO., y EALERS in Watches, Clocks. Silver and Plated Ware, Jewelry and Fancy Goods of every description. Musical Instruments, Guns, Pistols, Ac. West Wing of Memphremagog Hotel. Main Street, Newport, Vt. J. Y. liREEN. 1)R0PRIET0R Medical and Ntws Depot, where may be found a great variety of Med icines, Trusses, Supporters, Dye Stuffs, Books and Statione.y.Inks, Pens, Ac, Toys and Fancy Goods. Physicians' Prescriptions carefully com pounded. Newport, Vt. II. F. I). CARPENTER, V TTORNEY and Counsellor at Law, West Charleston, Vt. A. I). HATES, 4 TTORNEY and Counsellor at Law, 1 V Derby, Vt. 1). It. LESLIE, DENTIST. Office over Way, Titus & Co.'s store, Hardwick, Vt. I. 31. PARKER, 31. Ii., 11HYSICI AN and Surgeon, Albany, Vt. Ofllce in Sanders' Building. E. K. HAMMOND, ANL'FACTURKR of Trusses and Support ers, A'jiiediicf Augers and Pump Tools. Gunsniithing in all its vai ions branches done to order. Special attention given to Edge Tools of all kinds. Finally Blaeksmithing of all kinds done to perfection an J warranted. West Derby, Vermont. I. T. PATTEKSOS PROPRIETOR of Kacle Hotel, 1 Craltsbury, Vt. p. n. i. i it i), MANL'FACrCKEH of Granite Miniiment. All kind of Uranite work done equallv an well as on Murlilc. St. Johnsbury, Vt. IRA A. SHATTUCK, WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, A' A' (i R A V K R Also dealer in Watches. Clocks, Jewelry, Coin Silver Spoor.s, Tlnmliieo nnd Napkin f.incs, a lull line of Kodpcrs tt Bro. Plated Goods and Hollow Ware. Cutlery. Perfumery, Hair and Tooth Ilrnslics, Violins, Violin Hows and Strinirs, P-ridiTes, Kc, Pipes. Tobacco Koxes, WalleH, C'omlis, Pistols and Revolvers, Toilet anil Shav ing Soaps, Thermometers, in fact A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT FANCY GOODS All work done promptly and warranted. Enoravinor Done to Order. Ucmemlier tl.e. place next Shop, Hnrdwii k, Vt. iloor to the Tin 4'Jtt GRAND OPENING FALL and WINTER MILLINERY MARY I. WOODMAN, IUktos, Vt. All the latest novelties in lints, Honneti, Kihbous, I.aces, Velvets, I lon ers and Fancy Ornaments, Klecant New Good from the most fashionable establishments in Boston. Pattern Hats of ev ery style extant. Also Trimmings, Patterns, Toys and Fancy urticles of every description. MARY P. WOODMAN, liarton, Oct. 23, 1870. Small Profit Store, UEST GLOVER. E. O. RANDALL takes pleasure in saying that his usual supply of first quality goods has received new company of late, and all will be sold for the smallest living rates. All know that he keeps only such goods as he CAN WARRANT. Now Is the time to look over Us Ready Made Clothing, and his Boots and Shoes, and Hats and Caps. Cull on Randall for your HONEST GROCERIES. Sugar without Sand, and Teas that grew in Chi na and Japan. Ladies will not fail to look at his SHELF GOODS, Hardware, Glassware, Crockery, Ac, ns ever. Plows for sale. One and all call and look at his (roods, and if you can't see what you want ask for it. NO SHODDY. Oct. 25, 1870. 43 AGENTS. READ THIS ! g-50 to S'200 per month made by agenta selling THE HOME OF WASHIGTON. or. Mount Vernon and its assosiations, by Ben son J. Lossing, 1.50 illustrations, tinted paper, bandsonily bound. Only book on the subject. Every family wants a coppy. Universally con sidered the crowning success of Lossing life. The handsomest popular book of the year, and the most liberal terms. Just the book for the Hollidays. A splendid gift book. Send for our amplo circular, (illustrated,) etc., and judge for Yourself. Agents already at work are doing splendidly. Address A. S. HALE & CO., Pub lishers, Hartford, Conn. 44 NEW FURNITURE & CARPETS. J. E. DWINELL He has just returned from market with a good stock. Beautiful Ingrain Tapestry Carpets at 91 65 per yard. Good ' All Wool Two Ily at fl. Hemp, Irish Brussels and Plain and Checker' Straw proportionally low. WALL PAPEK, CLOTH CURTAILS, and the new, a splendid piece of furni'nre, called Etagre. Also, COFFINS and CASKETS Glorer, April 1, 1870. Tammany English. It is well enough to talk about the la3t 18 centuries, but the nineteenth century is the century after all. Al though immeasurably superior in ev ery thing, it is particularly so in the elegance of its language. To illus trate what is meant, we saw two young ncn meet in Wall-st., and heard them converse. The way it was done and the conversation ras as follows. For convenience sake, we will call their names Thomas Green and James Clue : J. Blue Hello, Touimie how's your dog? T. Green (spitting on his hand) Bully, Jimmy, put it there! J. B. WelI,Tomniie, how's things ? T. G. Pretty tart ; see my new ci-par-holder! (exhibits cigar-holder). How's that for high ? J. B. (looking at the cigar-holder) Pretty loud ; it ain't meerschaum, though, for stamps. T. G. (excitedly) I'm your oyster ! My ducats talk forty dollars worth. Come and see me. I straddle that blind, my son. (Sticks finger and thumb into vest pocket.) J. B. Got it with you? T. G. Kciect! J. B. You're another. What ails your eye ? T. G. Man stuck all his fingers in it. But then, I bust his snoot and wrung his ears tiil he came to tea, you bet. Is she very black ? J. D. Blaek ! You look like a coal hcavest. T. (i. (3d there yourself! Keep off niv too, or there will be a niirner funeia!, ti.at"s what kind of a man I am ain't it ? J. B. Waal, who's doing this crowding? I don't want any of your lip, either. If you wasn't fuller'n a little wagon. I'd make it red hot for you. T. G. Augh, what you giving us? fuller'n a little tick yourself. J. B. You are a lawyer. T. G. You're a liar, am I? What do you take me for ? J. B. You're a shoutin'. T. G. Give me a rest, Jemmie. J. B. Ikmiino domino! T. (3. Shoo fly, Jim; I'm off Fx it n I umbo. Imagine tome ancient philosopher witnessing sudi an exhibition of the English tongue. Jle would probably think it was 'pretty tart.' Therc is in Berlin a woman whose life, so far, might be comprised in a single sentence: The widow of three cabinet makers. She has married them all and lost ihem all within the last eL'bt years, and they were all three killed in buttle. In lStJ-f, the lir.it of her husbands fell at the storm ing of Ituppel. She married again in lMio, and her second husband was lclt on the field of Sadowa in IStitJ. Cabinet -maker No. 3 was killed at j the recent battle of Rezonviile. A Mrs. Hannah Jones piously raised a tablet to the memory of the departed Jones, who had been a ho sier, the inscription on which, after recording many virtues, wound up with the following couplet: "He K-i't his love, To ro :uid :iK;m-.'' .-e, his ILintiitli, ami his hosiinnnh in the renlms A wo!n;tn went to a circus in Terre Haute, Indiana, accompanied by eleven children, and v. hen a neighbor asked her where the old man was, she said he was at home taking care of the children. Another neighbor called at lie House, and ceiug tue old mau trying to amuse nine young ones, asked where the old lady was. He said he hal let her go to the circus with the children. Piiny states that the cedar-work of the Temple of Apollo at Utiea, was in a rieileet slate of preservation af- ter an interval of 20(H) years. The famous statue of JMana of the Lphe siar.9 was formed of cedar, and en dured lor many centuries. The an cient Egyptians extracted an oil from cedar wood, which they rubbed over the leaves ol the papyrus to preserve them from worms, and which also eutcred into the composition useil lor preserving their mummies. Nepenthe is a word, which is so of ten used by poets, is the name of a plant which, in torrid regions, sup plies the travelers with a refreshing beverage. It has aa urn or pitcher at the extremity of its leaves, general ly filled with pure and limpid water. This is covered with a lid when full ; but the water diminishes during the day, and increases iu quantity during the night. '-Nepenthe" is also the name of a plant which the ancients put into wine to drive dull care away, when the wine itself could not. Some suppose it to be the helenium. Mississippi steamboat pilots say that they find their way along the shifting channel of that river by a sort of instinct. Said one "I can tell something oy the color of the water, something by ,ts motion, and some thing in the habits of the beast; and between 'em all I manage to find my way." The railway bridge lately erected over the Dnieper, near Kiew, is the largest work of the kind in Europe being 3504 feet in length. A Mississippi man has just pulled a knife blade out of his back that was stuck there thirty years ago. A good story is told of a rather verdant agricultural laborer, who hav ing by hook and by crook scraped to gether fifty dollars, took it to his em ployer, with a request to take charge of it for him. A year after the labor er went to another friend to know what would be the interest on it. Ho was told three dollars. "Well," said he I wish you would lend me three dollars for a day or two. My toss has been keeping fifty dollars for rue a year, and I want to pay him the interest for it. Laziness is a good deal like mon ey; the more a maqhasofit the more he wants. A Night Attack. I wa3 still a young man, scarcely more than a boy, in fact, when I left England to become the partner of my old school-mate, Dick Merton, who had settled down as a sheep farmer in South America. Our joint and rather modest capital was invested in a league of land near Santa Fe, on the Parana, bought "for a song," on ac count of some defect in the title ; also in a few sheep, having the lathy ap pearance, and almost the speed, of greyhounds; and, lastly, in the mate rials for our home, of which, as we had ourselves been the architects, builders, and clerks of the work, we were not a little proud. It was built of sun-baked bricks, and consisted of one tolerably large room, with a flat roof and parapet, accessible from the inside by means of a ladder. Around it, at about thirty yards' distance, we had dug a deep dry ditch, crossed by a draw-bridge, and intended as a pro tection against surprise by our enter prising neighbors the Indians. The latter dusky gentlemen had hitherto behaved themselves very much as such, and confined their throat-cutting pro pensities to certain stray sheep, in stead of gratifying them at the expense of the owners. But ugly tales were told of their doings around about us of white men taken while ridinz in sight of home, and tortured ; of cattle driven off, and sheep speared in very wantonness of mischief which were not reassuring, and which caused U3 to keep a particularly sharp lookout, especially when as now. tho Indinn moon (their favorite time of attack) irave light enough to point the way to plunder, but not to guide the aim of the defenders. Hick Merton, changed indeed since the days when his word was law among a select circle of Pall Mall dandies, lounged up to where I was standing. His costume was simple in the extreme, and consisted merely of a sufiieier.tly aged pair of leather unmentionables and a red flannel shirt the whole being surmounted and re- licved bv a very loutr black beard, and a very short, but equally black p'jte ; i but throun rou::h attire and surround- j thereupon started up with a cry, and j drew bis revolver with his right hand, ins the indefinable e nc suis quia 0f i lied. The n we heard the galloping! receiving as he did so, a speajj-thnist irentility was as clearly recognized ! f horses, and about one hundred In-! through his left arm; but his and my as when he was sowing his rather ex-1 dians rode into view, and, breaking I revolver, fortunately reserved until tensive crop of .wild-oats upon home j 'ut0 twos and threes, circled around j now, played among the attacking par soil, and before that memorable Per- us within shot waving spear3 and I ty, and a man was dropping at every by which induced him, after settling shouting as though the whole compa- shot ; so they drew off. Dick manag with dens of every description, to em- UJ of fallen angels had met to lament ed, with a great effort, to drag himself bark himself and the leavings of his their change of circumstances choral- through the window, and then fainted property, and dwell among sheep and j h'- away from loss of blood and exhaus- savages, until he could return with j ''Don't shoot, that is all a feint." ,tion; and when I ran down the lad fresh srrist to carry on the civilized j -u Ui5 superior's warning came just I der to make fast the window aaaia I : mill. j in time : for a dusky cloud of men found him comfortably reclining with Can you see anything stirrinz in i sPrui!g out Irom the ditch, and rushed, ) his head in Rosita's lap. the latter the camp ; said he, as he came up. ; lance m nana, against the door. ell ! "These horses are making a confound- fr u that its fastenings were secure, ed row in the corral. I saw Johnson anJ that we had not been tempted to ! the Yankee this morning, and he said i throw away shots by the first demou ; that Indians had crossed the river, aud I stration. Hang, bang! went our ri- be guessed we'd better keep our wits j well tried, that the duskv vermin Ulan i iook in when we warn l i . i i t readv for visitors." Xow, horses were our surest safe guards against surprise. Dogs we j had too, but they roused us up so fre- ! quently ly harking at nothing more formidable tnan a stray ueer or fox that it jeminded of the gentleman whose amusement it was to cry, Woill" we lost all faith in them; but our little, half-wild Pampa horses were true, and their warnings, given , by damping upon the ground, were ; not to be disregarded with safety. "1 can make out some objects inoy- I iug about half a mile to the southward,' .-aid 1. alter a long look-out on the ! plan .-. 'Thev ure mounted men, by Jove !" exclaimed my companion ; -and riding ' lurd this way too. Stand icre Willi j cart-, pace I your ri ih, Alfred, while I slip ridges into the others. At that thev will be, here directly." And so they were. Almost before Dick had reached my side airain, two "(iuaehos,"' their usually swarthv i'a- , ces livid with fear, sprung from their horses, which, covered with blood., sweat, and foam, showed how sharp had been the ride, and rushed over the drawbridge. They told us, as soon as terror would allow them, that three hundred Indians were in hot pursuit, and would soon be on the spot, and besought us, for the love of the Virgin, to give them shelter, as to rido on again into the camp upon their foundered horses would he cer tain death. Dick, rather to my surprise for I did not then know what distinguished liars the natives as a rule are calmly lit his pipe, and then ordered our vis itors, iu a somewhat doubtful Spanish idiom, to '-make themselves scarce." "Unless," he said politely, "you can tell a plain tale, senores, without lies, vamos and ailios." Upon this wc learned, after much cross-questioning, that they had been to buy horses ("To steal them, more likely," interjected Dick) at the sta tion of a rich Spaniard, Don Ramon Garcia, who lived about four leagues from us ; and that when they reached the top of a gentle rise in the ground, and had a view of the house, they had seen, to their horror and dismay, a large body of the dreaded Indians, who were attacking for they heard shots Don Ramon's (stancia. 'Whereupon," said the spokesman, with teeth chattering, "we rode hard to your abode, well knowing that the brave Englishmen would not deliver us up. But let us mount your fleetest horses, senores, and ride for life. Soon they will be here, and who can withstand the fierce bravosT1 "If this be true," said Dick, turning to me "and I believe it is, for these cowardly scoundrels' faces are proof that they have seen something the sooner we prepare to fight the better. Of course they were not attacking Ra mon's place ; he has a fort strong enough to resist a thousand of tffem, and plenty of men and arms as well. Most likely they made a dash to car ry off any one who might be strolling at a distance from the house, or to drive off the horses; and it's equally likely that we shall have them here soon, where there's a better chance lor a night attack. In any event, we must be prepared for them. Natu rally, we can't run away, and leave all we have in the world to be de stroyed, as these valiant gentlemen j propose. The natives both our late arrivals and our own two men, who had often boasted of what they meant to da and had already done in the way of fight ing Indians suddenly disappeared. We afterwards learned that they took refuge in a cornfield in the rear of the house, where they lay concealed until the fight was over. j Our preparations were very simple a box of cartridges wa3 opened (for we were provided with those inesti mable peace and life preservers, breech-loading rifles) and placed ready to hand, together with a bottle of whiskey and a jar of water; the door and window, our weakest point3, were secured as strongly as possible; and then, sheltering our bodies behind the parapet, we peered cautiously ever, and strained our eyes to get the first glimpse of an enemy. Nothing i3 so daunting a suspense to a young campaigner, aod I ctt my heart thumping against my ribs with excitement, and a sort of ne?ous dread that I should not play a man's part in the struggle we expected. But Dick's voice, calm, low, and with a slight drawl in it, reassured mi. "Now, look here, Alfred, ray boy," he said ; "if we have to fight, keep cool, and do as I tell you. Reach your hand over here that's right: I like to feel your grip like that. Now remember to aim steadily, as though you were winning a cup in the rifle corps at home, and don't show your self more than you can help; for, tho' these beggars have only a few mus kets and pistols in the shape of fire arms, they can shoot pretty straight if you Maud still enough for a long sight. Their great point will be to force the door; but we can soon stop that if you are steady with your shots ; and they can't fire the bricks. Do you see anything ?" "There's something dark on the ground near the corral," I answered : "it seems nearer than it was." "An Indian, sure enough, and tho ball's going to commence." As he said this Dick's rifle rung out in the silence ot the night, and I saw a splin-; ter tfy white in the moonlight, about - a '00t above the dark object, which; les, and I saw with a feeling of pleas ure that the man I had covered fell back with a hoarse yell. 'Don't hurry, but in with your cartridges," I heard next : and both tired again together. I his wa3 too much for them : they halted, wavered j one moment, and then disappeared as ; tv magic our rapid system of far-! ing having completely discomfited them. "Down with you !" and I felt my self pulled suddenly under the para pet, in time to hear the I allots from the cavalry outside the ditch sing ov er our heads. "So far so good," was Dick's comment. "Take a drop of whiskey, and watch the next move." The moon was now nearly over; but that was not so much against us. the night being clear and starlight enough to see a man at ten paces. We could hear the trampling of hors- I es iect, and guttural sounds ol talk ing, and guessed that a council of war was being held. Suddenly a spark appeared about two hundred yards from the house for they had fired our haystack and grew rapidly into a flame. Brighter and brighter it became, and lit up the scene which was one of those men do not easily forget as with the glare of the noon day sun. Grouped around the flame, and out of range, were our foes their swar thy skins and snaky hair glistened iu the fire-light; and they brandished lances, and screamed with delight at the destruction they had caused. Dogs were barking, aud the horses in the corral neighing shrilly and rear ing with terror some fighting des perately to escape. I looked at my companion's face; it was very pale, and the expression decidedly ugly. "Look !" he said hoarsely. "Here comes an ambassador. Good Heav en ! look 1" I turned with astonishment ; but the sickening sight I saw fully accounted for Dick's excitement and rage. A nearly naked Indian was boldly advancing toward us, and bearing be fore him a burden, which effectually secured, as he meant it to do, his im munity from our shots. A beautiful white girl of about sev enteen was lying helpless in bis arms. Her hands were bound behind her back, aud masses of coal black hair encircled a face showing deadly terror and horror in every feature, and drooped nearly to the ground over the savage's arm. Her dress, torn from one white shoulder, showed how hard had been the first ineffectual struggle against her captors. As the Indian, crossed the ditch (they had cut the rope which held up the draw-bridge in the first attack) with his burden, Dick, with a deep groan, recoguized her. "It is Rosita, Don Ramon's daughter!" he broke out. "I love her, Alfred, and will save her or die with her. Listen ! ' he continued, hurriedly. "This ras cal has come to make some proposal to us. Keep your eye on him ; and the moment you get a fair chance, fire at him. If you kill her, it is the bet ter fate. When I hear the shot I will throw open the window (which I can do more easily than the door), and try for a rescue. But, for Heaven's sake don't leave the roof. Our only hope is in your being able to kejp off the others, who will rush irom the ditch. Good-by." And he was down the ladder before I could speak, leaving his hat cun ningly adjusted above the parapet. Poor Dick! all hiscoolnes3 and sang froid had vanished now 1 I myself was not in a pleasant predicament. To carry out his half-mad scheme involv ed my running a terrible risk of shoot ing my friend's sweet-heart, which at any other time would have appeared impossible ; but when I read the ag ony and loathing in the poor girl's eye3 I braced my nerves, set my teeth, laid my rifle ready, and inwardly swore that no trembling of my hand should mar her deliverance. And now the savage, a truculent looking brute, raised his voice, and demanded, in broken Spanish, a sur render. He threatened us with all the tortures his ingenious fraternity are so justly proud of having invent ed, in case of obstinacy, and bid us look upon his captive, for that she, too, should suffer for us. As he said this he grasped the girl's hair brutal ly, and raised her head. With a sud den spring of pain and fright she threw herself out of his arms, and fell to the ground. His time and mine had come. ' As he stooped my bullet laid him dead by the side of his in tended victim. Dick made his rush from the window, and the Indians theirs from the ditch, as he had pre dicted; but, as Rosita was nearer to the house than the ditch, he managed to reach her first, and wa3 returning with her in his arms. And now all depended on me. My first shot, aimed at the foremost of the assailants, miss ed him clean ; and before I could seize the other rifle, he had made a vicious thrust at Dick, who, encumber ed as he was was quite helpless. The lance passed through Rosita's dress, luckily without injury to the wearer; and as tho savage drew back for a cooler and surer thrust, I had the in expressible pleasured lodging a bul let in his body, which effectually pre vented any further lance exercise from him. Then I heard a heavy fall in the room below. Dick had thrown the burden clean through the open wiu dow, at the risk of breaking a limb. and turning, found himself engaged hand to hand with a dozeu Indian lie set hi back against the wall, and having been stunned by her uncerimo nious entry. Rat I could not stay to hear her; my post was on the roof. I hurried up the ladder, noticing for the first time that I had myself suffer ed in the scrimmage to the extent of a slight flesh-wound from a bullet. The fight was over. Throughout the remainder of the night the Indians lingered about, and stoie most of the horses and some sheep, but they had not duck again to encounter the dead- ly breech-loaders. Seldom, indeed, had such a severe lesson been taught I . i j i . . , mem , ana wnen the glorious sun rose (uever sight more welcome) we saw them "ride beaten off the field, bearing with them five of their slain ; six oth er corpses were lying in front of the window, where the fiercest struggle had bee:i, and two more were after ward found, who had crawled into the ditch like wild animals to die. We learned from the pretty Rosita, whose gratitude was most touching, that she had been captured while walking in the orange erarden near her father's house, a short time before we were attacked. "You. noble caballeros," she said, 'have pieserved me from death, and from what is far worse. God will re ward you, for I can never." I think Dii:k, however, was of a dif ferent opinion ; at all events he has always seemed remarkably satisfied with the reward he persuaded her to make him. Some years have passed since that eventful night. Dick and Rosita are living at Don Ramon's estancia, that worthy old gentleman having depart ed this life shortly after their mar riage. I, too, am with them as a partner in the land, flocks, and herds, of which we have a good quantitv ; and whenever the increasing stock of little Dicks and Rositas ask me, as they invariably do of an evening to tell them a story, I know that nothing less will content them than a full, true, and particular account of the night attack. Harper's Weekly. Anecdotes of Caeltle. The cu rious and "troublesome" style of Car lyle is said to be quite in contrast with hi3 simple, straightforward way of talking. Hatred of sham is one of his notable characteristics. One evening, at a small literary gather ing, a lady, famous for her "muslin theology," was bewailing the wicked ness of the Jews in not receiving oui Saviour, and ended her diatribe by expressing regret that He had not appeared in our own time. "How delighted," said she, "we should all be to throw our doors open to Him, and listen to his divine precepts ! Don't you think so, Mr. Carlyle?" The sturdy phiiospher, thus appeal ed to, said, in his broad Scotch. "No, madam, I don't. I think that, had he come very fashionably dressed, with plenty of money, and preach ing doctrines palatable to the higher orders, I might have had the honor of receiving from you a card of in vitation, on the back of which would be written, 'To meet our Saviour;' but if He had come uttering his sub lime precepts, and denouncing the Pharisees, and associating with the Publicans and lower orders, as He did, you would have treited him much as the Jews did, and have cried out, 'Take Him to Newgate and hang Him.' ' ' The new KanEas city bridge across the Missouri river contains 492,636 feet of lumber, 361,103 pounds of wrought iron and 293,093 pounds of ca9t iron. There are four spans of 130, 176, 198 and 248 feet respect ively, making the . whole bridge 752 feet long. A Eomantic Crime. The Lacari-Brazzo Tragedy Thril- I ling Story hy a San Francisco Detective Hie ijast JJced of a iT-ojessional Assassin. Since the recent pardon of Mme. Lacari, convicted of being accessory to the murder of her husband in Vis itation Yallcy, Cal., some points in the case not heretofore known have been brought out. One ot Chief Crowley's detectives tells the follow ing story of the murder and arrest of the criminals : Mme. Lacari was a woman whom you would suspect at a look. On the day of the murder she inveigled her husband into a ride to Visitacion Valley. On arriving there a man stepped from behind a large rock, and, after a few moments' parley, shot poor Lacari dead, and literally riddled his body with buckshot. The first intimation of the murder by any one but the actors was the appear ance of the wife at an Italian garden, some distance off, where she related the circumstances of her husband's attack and murder by some unknown assassin, and, in proof, led them to tho body of the murdered man. When the information wa3 brought to the city, the detective force was immedi ately set to work to ferret out the case. From several small circum stances, we became convinced that the wife had been instrumental in the murder of her husband, and we held her to await the result of an investiga tion. It then transpired that she had been on very intimate terms with one Pizano, and that a boon companion of Pizano's was a villainous looking Italian named Rrnzzo. Since the murder neither of them had been seen in their favorite haunts, and this strengthened the suspicion of their guilt, and a sharp lookout was kept for them. One night Capt. Lees and myself took a walk down to the Italian por tion of San Francisco, and not find ing any clue to our men, we were re turning to the Hall, when our atten tion was attracted to the Italian coffee saloon still standing ou the corner of Merchant and Sansome streets. En tering, we cast a glance around the room, and fixed on one man who an swered the description of Bruzzo. We watched him for a while, and becoming fully satisfied that we had our man, went to him as he stood at the counter, and in a familiar tone addressed him with, "Hallo, Bruzzo !'' He turned and stared at us with a wonderment that we then thought feigned, and jabbered some words in French that were unintelligible to us. Suddenly he made a grimace, by which we knew that he recognized the name, and in an abstracted man ner he kept muttering, "Bruzzo, Bruz zo ?" and then drawing a letter from his pocket, he answered in broken English: "Yes, zair, I understand. Bruzzo, he send me dis letter from Sacramen to to-day.'' Possessed of this clew we started to Sacramento, and there learned j i that Bruzzo had left that dav bv rail-1 roaj t0 llaecrvi!lo At Piacervil'.e we lost aH trac- of him, an l were at a halt. While roaming around the place, we ran across Jack Davis, who had robbed Senator Reddington of a lot of valuable jewelry, and arrested him. While we were in Davis's room we heard a conversation about a man who, from the general way in which he was described, we knew must be Bruzzo. Giving Davis into the cus tody of the Sheriff of Sacramento, Lees and myself began the tour of the groceries and groggerics ol the place. Toward evening we entered one of the worst in the town, and calling the landlord aside, informed him of the purpose of our visit, and also intimated that the best thing he could do would be to come out square. He did not attempt any equivocation, but said that Bruzzo had stopped at his houEe and had left three days be fore, with a mule train for Virginia City. He also told us that our fugi tive had left a trunk behind him, and of this we took possession. In it we found letters which led to the arrest of Pizano, who wa3 hid away in San Francisco. His trail was taken up again, and after several days we arriv ed at Strawberry Valley, and there learned that Bruzzo had gone ahead, and was by that time near Virginia City. On the day of our arrival at the latter place, as I was strolling along one of the streets, I turned a corner rather abruptly and went plump against Bruzzo. He did not know me and did not express any surprise, but, as far as I was concerned, I hard ly can tell how I felt. In less time than I tell this, I recovered and said : "How are you, Bruzzo ?" He looked quickly and earnestly at me, and replied, with the interrog atory of, "Who are you?" I told him, and said he had best come along with me. To conclude, we brought him to San Francisco; he was tried, and with the others wa? sentenced to the State Prison for life, and with the exception of the woman they are now at San Quentin. His confession revealed him to be one of the blackest scoundrels on earth. He said that before coming to this country from Italy he had fol lowed the profession of an assassin, and had put an end to the existence of more than one person, and had been forced to leave by tho discovery of one of his crimes. Since he land ed in San Francisco, he had kept out of scrapes until Pizano broached the murder of Lacari. He was only ofler cd $30 at first, but by dint of hard bargaining had run it up $8 more, and for $38 he agreed to murder a man who had, as he said, been a warm friend to him. The plan of ambush was agreed upon, as well as the locality, and on the appointed day he repaired to the "Lone Rock." When the guilty wife and her husband appeared, and had reached a convenient distance, he stepped from his place of conceal ment, and as he did so the wife ran from the husband's side. When the unfortunate man saw how he had been betrayed, he began to plead to Bruz zo for his, Jife. Bruzzo states that he almost yielded and was about to throw down the gun, when the woman called him a coward, and screamed, "Shoot 1 shoot! you coward 1" And with that he raised the weapon and fired, his victim falling dead with an agonized groan. He said that he was then treated treacherously by Pizano, who only paid him twenty six dollars, and to the end he contended that Pizano was only fit to be hung because he hadn't paid tho remaining twelve dollars. The Puritan Sabbath. The Puritan Sabbath in the villages of New England commenced on Sat urday afternoon. No labor was per formed on the evening which preceded the Lord's day. Early on Sunday morning the blowing of a horn in some places announced that the hour of worship is at hand. In other villa ges a flag was hung out of the rude building occupied by the church. At Cambridge, a drum was beat in mili tary style ; at Salem, a bell indicated the opulence of that settlement. The public religious services usual ly commenced at nine in the morning, and occupied from six to eight hours, divided by an intermission of an hour for dinner. The people collected quite punctually, as the law compelled their attendance, and there wa3 a heavy fine for any one that rode too fast to meeting. The sexton called upon the minister and escorted him to church in the same fashion that the sheriff now conducts the judge into our state courts. There were no pews in the church, and the congregation had places assigned them upon the rude benches, at the annual town meeting, according to their age, im portance, and social standing. A per son was fined il he occupied the seat of another. Our local histories re veal that pride, envy, and jealousy were active passions among the men of olden times, and it was delicate and difficult business to "seat the meeting-house," as it was quaintly called. Many of the early churches of New England had two clergymen one who was called the pastor ; the other the teacher The Sabbath services were as follows : The congregations assembled at an early hour never later than nine o'clock. After pray er, a chapter from the Bible was read by one of the ministers, and "expound ed" at length. In many of the church es, however, the Bible was not read at all, and it took vears of agitation to tarry that '-innovation." A psalm in metre was next sung, which was dictated, line by line, to the congre gation ; this service was usually per formed by one of the deacons. The preacher did not take 'part in the in troductory services. The baptisms, cases of church dis cipline, and collections, always took place in the afternoon. The "long" prayer usually occupied from an hour to au hour and a half, aud many of the sermons of this period make from a hundred to a hundred and fifty pa ges. There was a contribution every sunaay, preceded by an appeal irom one cf the deacons. The boxes were not carried round, but the congrega tion arose and proceeded to the dea con's seat, and deposited their offer ings. The magistrates and "brief gentlemen" walked up tirst, the elders next, and then followed the "common people." This ceremony occupied much time. Besides the money given, persons brought various useful arti cles and goods as offerings. The col lections were distributed by the dea cons to the ministers and the poor. The trials of ecclesiastical offend ers, at the close of the services, often afforded much excitement and amuse ment; for some offences a particular dress was worn, and the "confessions" of the offenders were heard with much interest. Oftentimes the, public ser vices were continued until after sun set. After the benediction, the min isters passed out of the church, bow ing to people on both sides of the aisle, as they all sat in silence until the cler gymen and their families had gone out. Few persons, we imagine, would be willing to go back to these Sunday ceremonies of the Puritan Sabbath. It is wise to adapt the religious insti tutions of each age to the customs of the period and the usages of the same. Carlyle on the War. A Ger man paper publishes a few extracts from a letter written by Mr. Thomas Carlyle, in reference to the war, in which he says: "Your anxieties about the war must have been of short duration ; in fact they must, after the first few days' practical experience, have been chang ed into bright hope; into a hope in creasing in rapid geometrical progres sion till it obtained its present dimen sions. So far as my reading goes there never was such a war, never such a collapse of shameless human vanity, of menacing, long-continued arrogance, into contemptible nothing ness. Blow has followed blow as if from the hammer of Thor, till it lies like a shapeless heap of ruins, whin ing to itself, 'In the name of all the gods aud all the devils, what is to become of us?' AU Germany may now look for ward to happier dys, in a political sense, than it has seen since the Em peror Barabarossa left it. My indi vidual satisfaction in all this is great, and all England, I can say all the in telligent in England, heartily wish good fortune to brave old Germany in what it has accomplished a real transformation into one nation, no longer the chaotic jumble which in vited the intrusion of every evil-disposed neighbor, especially of that ill disposed France, which has inflicted on it such interminable mischief dur ing the last four hundred years wars heaped upon wars without real cause except insatiable French ambi tion. All that, through God's grace, is now at an end. I have, in my time, teen nothing in Europe which has bo much delighted me. A brave peo ple,' as your Goethe calls them, and as I believe a peaceful and a virtu ous one. I only hope that Heaven will send them the wisdom, i'ience and pious discretion to turn to a right use all that has been achieved" The Chinese. A recent writer, holding an official position under the British Govern ment in Canton, has furnished some curious details as to the domestic ex penses ot Chinamen. The currency in China is made up ot three mone tary denominations, to wit, the "tael," or ounce of silver, worth at par, $1.-331-3; the Mexican dollar; and the "tsien" or " cash." of which nominal ly 1,000, but usually 1.200 to 1,500 constitute the dollar. Thi3 minute subdivision of the dollar affords great facilities for buying food and goods in small quantities. Now it ha3 been stated that a Chinese beggar can sus tain life upon 30 cash, or about two cents a day. Upon this point the writer mentioned says that in China life can be, and frequently is, sup ported for a considerable time upon even a less sum than 30 cash, but pre fers to place the average co9t of the food and lodging of the lowest class of Chinese at 45 ca9h, or three cents ' a day. At this rate the cost of living per month would amount to 90 cents, and this is the lowest sum upon which existence can be indefinitely prolong ed. The next higher class, the ordin ary laborer or coolie, expends from $1.20 to $2 a month for food alone. At $2, it is estimated the coolie could live above the style of his class. Up on one tael or $1,331-3 cents per month he would have a sufficient quantity of rice, fish and vegetables and pork, once a day ; upon one dol lar a month, he might be able to live for some time, but would, in all pro bability, be finally broken down by disease, resulting from hard work, exposure and poorness of diet. The better classes in Caina, who live com fortably, but without display, are es timated to expend about $4 a month for each individual. In regard to rent, the Chinese en joy superior advantages, the cheapest houses for a single person being as low as 70 cents a month, and these narrow quarters being often occupi ed by two or three families. A mar ried coolie will, it is stated, share a house of three rooms with another married coolie at a total rental of $2 a month. The class expending an average of $4 a head for food will occupy a house renting from $72 to $9G a year. The rate of wages for servants in houses renting for the above sum is from 60 cents to $1.40 a mouth in addition to food, and three servants from the ordinary establish ment of a married man with children. Two dollars a month, it is believed, would cover the expense of each ser vant; in some families the servants are also supplied with clothes. Erom the above considerations the total expenses of a Chinese laborer for himself and wife, are fixed at $2.80 for .food aud one dollar for rent, mak ing a necessary outlay of $3.80 per mouth, exclusive ol clothes. The lowest sum on which a Chi nese could manage to work and to support life, would be $2.35 for food and rent. The cost ot living in the various classes of Chinese cannot be particularized in the different grades, but the expenses of a family of the respectable better class composed of a man, his wife and three children, are placed at $30 a month, divided as follows: For rent, $3; food for three servants, $3 ; ioyd for parents, $3 ; food for the three children, $8, and wages of servants $3, making the total of $30, as above given. The prime necessaries of life in China are very cheap, but it is asserted that the silly stories of the Chinese want of nicety in eating garbage and offal, are utterly destitute of foundation and illuaturcd,as none but the lowest beggars eat anything that wouid of fend the tastes of the European races. A CoxTEiiniBLE Set. The New York court reports present a remark able story, in which the characters are all of the most contemptible sort. It is known as the Peck divorce suit, and the insidents are as follows : A scheming mothcr-in-law, offended at her daughter in-law, offers a son $30,000 to divorce his wife. The son, who seems worthy of such a mother, consents. The wife, deservedly bound to such a husband, secretly agrees to the separation on the faith of his prom ise to marry her again as soon as the mother has been robbed of her $30, 000. A rascally bookkeeper, worthy of such a master, swears to the com mission of adultery with the wife, and the divorce is granted. Very natu rally such a husband refuses to rema ry such a wife, and quite naturally the wife goes into court, exposes the conspiracy, and makes humanity blush at its baseness. I find that when saints are under trials and well humbled, little sins raise great cric3 in the conscience ; but in prosperity, conscience is a pope that gives dispensations and a great latitude to our hearts. The cross, therefore, is as needful as the crown will be glorious. Rutherford. The Secret op Eloquence. I owe my success in life to one single fact viz : That at the age of twenty-seven, I commenced and continued for years the process of reading daily and speak ing, upon the contents of some his torical or scientific book. These off hand efforts were made sometimes in a corn field, at others in the forest, and not unfrequently in some distant barn, with the horse and ox for my auditors. It is to this practice in the art of all art3, that I am indebted for the primary and leading impulses that stimulated me forward, and shaped and modelled my entire subsequent destiny. Improve, then, young gen tlemen, the superior advantages yon here enjoy. Let not a day pass with out exercising your powers of speech. There is no power like that of orato ry. Caesar controlled men by capti vating their affections, and swaying their passions. The influence of the one perished with its author, that of the other continues to this day. Hen ry Clay. England has 500 blast furnaces, which every year reduce 12,000,000 tons of ore to 4,800,000 tons of met al, and which consume 14,000,000 tons of coal. The manufactured metal is orftt60,000,OOQ -i it it & -; i u !?