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3 ! It ,i,uf illll' ,Sll'P' y l I I" II. ll " id it: H''i; . i" in. I" ,i , in..1 a ' ',' Mil I ml " ,,,,kikiok tkottku hocsk, BKll'IuKI', VKRMONT, - w ii. i'osti:, .Ti o'nOr.VTUIC J'HVSK IAX 4 Sl'ROEOX WIAHFOKU VLUMOST. urtiit. iu SliPphTilson'siiewbuilJinif, onr th.- IlinnUiire St'ro II. II. WITT, T A I U O !! . ni:Minj::li, vkumont. CiHim in l!iirl.'n HiiiMin, iu Itcar of S. T. ATTl'llSKV AMI C'Ol'SSKIJ, Ut AT ,AW, Slvt'rf ' '" '"""'fl' t't J'ouion vu't ( 7"il .lycii. ,M mm, vi.iiM'.vr. I p'KXSKU Al'l'TKlXI'KR. i:h a !!- n r, i:umunt. NATIONXiOPINION. VOLUME 2. BRADFORD,- VERMONT, FRIDAY; JULY 2(, 18f7. NUMBER On Duty as a Spy. 'Where is Sergeant 0- ( KOIIIJ.I. H A M II, T A I lai.UH'i 'Hl, Vl.liMOST. mji n H.irily'i lliiil'Iiiij;, lir.t iluor up M.iirs. .1. A. II ll(lV, (Well Win. U. II:iiiiv. I' It A C 1 I (' A 1- W A T I' 11 M A K K li . Stoiin N"u. 1 Ilartly'd IliuMing. II. ! 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A J : -r i heard a voice exclaim on the jnorn in;; after my rule with the commo dore's dispatch. 1 was i'ee-liuj; very stitV and but little refreshed with inv slumbers, a.s I opened my eyes and saw a head poked into the tent, which 1 recognized as that ot our elderly sergeant. 'Get up at once,' he says. 'den. 1' has sent for you. The bugles have sounded hours ago, and all the camp has been astir lor sometime.' 'I didn't know you had returned from your trip, for we all thought that most likely you would get shot I on the road. The orderly savs that 'Old Hull Dog,' (the name by which the commander of our corps was known,) is swearing like a trooper this morning, and in a thundering rage, so you had better lo'ok sharp In a few minutes I was on. my way' to headquarters first, however, go ing to saddle my little horse, but I found 1o my soi row.poor Hunch was no stiff that he could haidlv move. So l jumped on one of the extras, j and was soon in the (lend'al's pics eiiee. lie Had afar from amiable look, and when I was shown into; the room he was abusing a colonel ol volunteers. It must have been a ; blessing to the colonel, ailival. Who are you the (leneial said,' when lie saw me standing to atten tioll. Sargi ant S ,' 1 replied, 'whom sent for.' Oh. you are. are you.' Very; well, sergeant. I want you to cross tiic river to-night with Lieutenant1 Wilkins and a couple of men, and to report to me the number of the the enemy's guns at, and any ' foice that they may have collected there. If you do as well as yon did i last night, I'll remember jo". Now j go ami come here again at about nvo o'doik, with two good nicn whom you can depend upon.' I weni hack to camp, had my breakfast, reported to the laptain that 1 was dct tiled for special ser vices that night, looked at my horse, (who I erj much feared was crip pled.) walked him about a little to to I. K V ST A li I. K. jan to t: OM'.Ht ( UilIO. Double 'J'ttUiti) ;4;KnN.lil.i; HIM jlTriv 1 Un ve tajMn i Hw mi jnitnrvn '.V .i .-f cnou;. booKi 1 ll I SV-c- . ..-. Mi l .1 :i -LI!ili'iM. , I IiAum WARRANT H .r (. I MM' :l l.'iH'. . i-l -' A CURE Pin I i.'l'i i UlS 1 i. 1.1. I.N FtRNITURE WAREHOUSE. i I ve.i M ' I l;M It lil. la s IXMl. ..ill... Ill.lSlau.. Ill tin' S..UIII run ill al li.i ( Mil Slam!, in iuiii'4iiii ii.i. 4ji:. 1' Sll iv. 1m I loosen his joints, and In think whom 1 should select with mi' on my expedition. A hot of names presented thcin ;l'Hi"-, mil in- i.. i . ..r ! either too rash or too cautious for 1 this risky service. I was wonder ; ing whom to chose when my friend ! Scott came up to a picket rope for Lis ti.tmi It' he'd o il go, he was ! the very man. Yes, he was right h for anything ; ami so I d him for 'one. There was an I'.n-lishman in another company whom 1 secured, and at live o'clock precisely the trio were all mounted. ami ;it ' the place appointed. The l'.t uteiiatit. who was waiting our ar , ual. sprang on his horse, and mo tinning us to do Hie same, we start- ' ed on trot down tin' Missouri i bank !' ih" Missippi. I did not l:ke the looks of this .-ll'.i'er at all. 1 le rod.' ahead !'f us as it toojiroud . si ak to any one w no Had not , .shoulder straps on, ami seenieo to l.;. l; that manly confidential feeling c ud us , hlt h those w ho are n.i on a dangerous errand iisiiallj c libit one to another. To keep . ! 1 . I' .. lot in tins way was c uu uee a . ' i . i : ii I. ii p:lii . ano uo.s, cimu, n !. a peculiarly sneaking look lie nan about him. induced ine to conclude he v as cither a tool or a coward. Once I ttied to speak to .n about our airaiigeineuts, and he on ly replied by sayil.g it would lie tmii' iMioiigh for me to sjieak when poV.ell to. 'lie's a donkey,' said Scow; 'and if he does not 'behave himself we w ill L'ooii our ow n hook !' upon the risk, it would 1e a triumph over himself. He is a brave man, 1 thought who feels the danger and encounters it. .So I pitied rather than scorned him as I had done be fore, and wei at once set about jet ting our canoe ready. None of us felt verv hopeful as to the success of our trip. What a pity it was that Lieutenant KolHTts was uot of our party ! Three times has the brave follow crossed the stream to spike the guns, and on the third was shot in attempt. A gallant young soldier he was, and worthy of a better fate. Softlj- we put out o( the little creek in the main stream. How quietly Scott used the paddle. 'Turn her bow a little up,' I said, fortunately knowing the exact po sition of 'Uebs,' and not hesitating to give orders, now I saw that our lieutenant was "at a Ions to know what to do, and was eveiy moment more death like iu appearance, 'Steady, Scott ! What is that dark object in front ? Hack for your life my boy, and then upwaids again, for it is a Confederate guu boat.' Hack we go, ami then up once more in time to escape observation, i'w we were so near to her that we could hi ar one of the watch walk ing on deck. Now for it right across. The current is very strong, and in spite of our efforts it carries us down along way. There is the shore the trees come close down to the water's edge, a capital place for us to haul our canoe up.' 'Look to your revolvers, boys ; follow me; and then w e jumped on land very quietly. Hark! there is some one about. A challenge ! It is only the, relief. The rebels have a pick et a little .way down, and are chang ing guara. I low n. every one of you, arir not a w ord nut of one of your mouths." For a long time we lay quite still, and then, as not a sound was to be heard, we commenced our march on hands and knees. A little to our h it is the main road, on which the 'oiit'eileratcs are somewhere sta tiulied. So we keep close to the waterside. We are lost !' I whispered to Kooinson w no was close to me, as i to us r The negrdsprings forward and is over iu a iiniicnt. I hear a gurgle, a daslslipdown the other side we tie man with his wild eye Hashing liA, as lie is draw ing his knife out of jhe body of the artilleryman with the hand, while with -the other he giispshim by the throat. In another! moment iVcott and I have each a gin spiked, and ami make for anotlnlwhen we hear a voice, ''Turn out tit guard,' and then a shot conies willing over our heads, and some one loines running tow aids us. ;Tis onl! loin 4 '( 'hack the sentry's body ovef, and they'll think we have plungod into the riv er," says Scott. "No ; Miatf a trip le ot balls over thev wiUdo qu'te aswell.r And over they go with a splash, and over the bastion we tumble too, and along our old route. "J on't ru n ! but on handrf and knees, softlj-. There goes the guard into the work.'' "Hire into the water," says a voice ; the fellows can't have got far." And bang goes a whole voiley, and an instant after the bu gles sound and the camp is astir. We have got a hundred yards from them. Now for it- for your lives, men run ! I'op, pop they have heard us and are com iigin our real'. Hut the race is for t ie swift, and if so, 1 w ill defy any o' theni to catch our race horse, Crash ! Seoft has again, and taste of lei A Fearful Picture negro, who runs like a What is that? Why. had a fall ; but lie is up ! all right. ' " liv-' them a 111 if they come 1 1 close." j 1.. (,,sp Cin, .. ,,,,.. i, ,1 liv A IlUB I ,hll. ICiil 1 iill-t.llillv lil-lllllt-l1 on m frmfl.i ! -1 IU. lO ll.il-.a !: '! ! I ""' ' I"ui'iiit ur', in;; in i:nt i.f nn.-f.Ai s. Cj;;i lili-1 4 si.t lil.l Mill s, touched something that nioveu, ami ielt the body of a man; but 1'obin- V.l.i!:M.!,i,.,,1,Wk.,.V? i:VrilnHhV1! only it nigger served as the devil,' he says. hit with your handker chief, for we must save the rope for w oi -tiiicr game : ono over his mouth another round his arms ond then a third round his legs. H.etter i..t us have another,' says Tom ; 'where, the Lieutenant V Hut there is no lieutenant to be found. Never mind, we wdljlo better w ithout the fool.' says Scott : 'the nigger makes signs as though he wanted to speak; we may as well ht him. only if he says a word above a whisper, tell him you will put a ball through his thick hesul.' iie tells us that he is a runaway, ami it. nt In. I.1111WS we are Massa Lin coln's men, and w ill show us the po sition. 'So he shall, but we must not trust him one inch out ofour siuht. Keep the handkerchief over his mouth h .-t he should betray us.' So he craw Is along by my side for some yards, and then motions lor ine to stop -just ill tllue, too, for I le a.- .i sclitrv on the top t l tlie nank, j and I can smell the tobacco that he ; is smoking in spite ot i cfulat ions. : Lie low a second we must have! ' hilll, of else W e call never get up to the fort.' So L'obiusoii. creeps to the right of him and Scott to the i left, whilst the'niggii' and myself quietly wait to see the effect of the I inaiiieuver. Ten minutes or so pass awav. I can hear the boy son eith I er side of bin,. The sentry stops; fuss him,' sanl loin Koninsoii, u ' f- -i ! 'I'll warrant he's not upm !.. work ' ; 'Who goes here ? e sa.vs. -, r six . en mile, rode along I '..., ;f the day.' Uob.i.son an ,lu riverside, evev i.mv and the. ' swers; whilst pcu, ,;. ,,.,,,,,,,. tWM- i 1 tl ln itlH'll innii i i I t tl,.. end of that iltstaiice al llie: we AtM fnf'1 h ti mni i .1 ( .iiiiiiimi lli .Ul, ail-. i ' I ' I ' ' i' li Wink ami l'n l'alii'. I.ejlil i-li.laiiiU. 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I.. it, 'cam.: to some heavy woons, nm. 1 which mi1 pc.ictr.Ueil for about half a mile, when we arrived at a small creek and there IV.und u canoe huh r led to a tree. Here we dismounted. I hitched our horses to the trees and ! sat down waiting for orders, our ..ru. .,.i- l.i.eoin.' a long way oil from If got quite oari, aim n fog si 'tiled noon I lie, so that it boilt could nut be seen lioin tl pposite snoie any distance from the land. Along time we waited, until I grew so impatient that, pulling u bold face on the mutter, I -went up to oar commander and asked him wheii we had better cross. 'I don't feel veiy well, sergeant,' 1,,. mi',,1. 'I think that I i... ri, i. i tiw n. v e ought to ih , , !.. ..... LoohHi mm vci.Y iii'i ' face, I saw that he was nspale as it shed, sol said. 'Vo,l nit' liKht. hi-; on urn very ill and unlit to cross"; I can let you know every thinirthat passes, and you can re port from our accounts'' 'Thank you lie said very hum blv : 1 am hardly oqiml t,,r lM" work, but still 1 will go with you. He was trembling uoleiitly. anil I knew thut ho was afraid but i i,i, trim uiitihl iro. nnd knew the . ... .., .. .. r j . I ' humph !' He does not say any more for Scott has stooped his niouiu ami the two are on him ami in a moment he is bound down silent. We carry him olVhis regular N-at, for feur of getting found (Hit, and leave him ly ing in the brushes. Steady, boys! that black line ahead is'one side of the rebel work." Now comes the tug. 'Trust the nigger,' says Tom but he cannot do us any good, as he knows hoth ing about jf. Still lie has teen ipn .a i Im iniiniev. and 1 see hv the savage glance of his eye that he is in earliest, lie has a long knife in hisbelt; it may prove useful if we get into a row, he draw it between his lingers to feel its edge, grimi horr( blv, nnd then nays "Me give cm hurt myself this!' WW- Kt 'J '.J I t lieu see it jn minimi, Minis from the lott. mere is a hhvpv liKiking gmuil bitting bvhiiid it. Wight, he can't see lis through the ihniicN. U bus 'ot very dink bv ihiH lime, iiml shows signs of rain, so wc wait to sec if the weath er is likely to aid us. After munr iiHiiuirfj luive passed nwny uowu ionics the MtHlU. hat ft wHse It inakes ! It Is hail. J lie lazy sentry move inside a tent. 'ow In ' tin time ! Over the Inside l.ud into the earthworks t nobinson; you get j a ntong the tents if you m and And out what it in them, and then hack Here's where we left t!e sentry! bound. What a plaugc the under brush is it inakes such a l )w as we go through it ! That eo. founded picket ahead is sure to icar us. Now he challenges. No answer. Then he conies down the b lik. The 'nigger" rushes by him. 'Tom'' 1 say, for niv active conipa lion is a he'adof me', "shoot him '." T ie"Heb" does not wait to bw shot, but runs for the bushes, too, and as soon as he thinks he is. safe blazes away with his title The hcathan has warmed my shoulder, says Scott, who had a piece of his blouse shot away. .Nev er mind, if he has not killed yen! I answered. Hut how close the ras cals are behind ! "There is a great strapping fellow almost up to you." '1 can't touch him, my shoulder is so bad," Seott says. Sol turn on Mr I Uiiil'eiWiate, and before ho has time tn aim. a bullet is iu his leg, and he is of no nunc use in thechase. A smash iu front. What's the mat ter now f 'The nigger's gone over to our lieutenant.' says 'loin. - And so he had, for. sittim,' in the Same place we had lelt hiiu, and keeping eiiai'd over the canoe, was our emu uuindei'. IIoL'etsun now and we make lor the boat. All in, and otV w e push. A Hash of light, and then a roar of musketry, '.ells us that our pui siu is know that w e are off. We give them a parting salute by tiring our revolver., hoping that some of the balls will take clt'ect. llis-s s ! splash splash ! that gun boat has hcr.nl the noise. Thank tiod for the rain and darkness! Han; goes a cannon on board of her, am the shot Hies away on shore, t'api tal ! the flash showed us where sin I was away on our starboard. 'Kee j on at that game, my boy, and yol i will light usover to our creek.' Hi. I j she does not tire, and wc hearliT I paddles going. They are coming j near: she is bearing right duw u up 'on us. 'Lie to, Tom, and all of you I downand she will pass lis.' Ami there she goes steaming by, raising ; granted tor ! a little swell that nearly Upsets our j liiiiors ."tin i -i i .... X' .....'...:... .... : .. l l I ' e? i a i v. .iiiw in ii aiui n . iii" i " n iah. there s our side ol tic rier: and soon we are ashore. It takes sometime to Iiml our horscsbiit when wc do wc gallop oil". The) hear us, on the boat, and send a few shell a j cross into the timber. Away we ride, and only pull up ut ii iradcii ceil picket line. Then Lieutenant likens conies opto hie ami asks ( me what we have done ami seen. u...l wbui i'..ioit he shall gie. tin thinks 1 had ne with him. When we are a", head quarters, -Old Hull I og,' i ho is in bed, gets up and hears win t we have to say. .'Very well,' he sijs;goio your quarter; you iiir.nin imir dutv. Two of three lay snftii-Hi' I was seiitup to the aiUulalt general,!) with some brigade ri'poits. mid as I w as going aw ay 1 asked iui orderly what had become of Lieutenant. Yil kins. ' h !' he replies, he look cold that night he crossed Hie river with . . . . . i. w i .. i .. . you, ami has gone into m.m-n to join his corps.' Th- tMlow w as afiaid to face our arly again. V..IH. of us. howevcT. said a wold which would deprive him f the li.ni.ir he won when iloiurf duly as a iipy At a certain town meeting in I'ennsyh aiiia, the questian came up whetherany iierson should be licens ed to sell ruin. The clergyman, the deacon and physician, strange" as it may appear, all favored it. One man only upoke against, it because of the mischief it did. The question was about t" bo put, when all at once there' arose from one corner of the room a miserable woman. She was thinly clad, and her appearence in dicated the utmost w retehness, and that her mortal career was almost closed. After a moment of silence and all eyes being li.xed upon her, she stretched her attenuated body to its utmost height, and then her long arms to their grctest length, and raising her voice to a shrill pitch', she called to all to look upon her. "Yes !"she said, look upon me and then hear me. All that the last speaker has said relative to temper ate drinking, as being the father of druiikeness, is true. All drinking of alcoholic poison as a beverage in health, is excess, Look upon me. ! You all know me, or once did. You all know I was once the mistress of the best farm iu the town. Vou all know, too, that I had one of fhej most devoted of husbands. Vou all know I had fine, noole-hear- j ted boys. Where are they now? j Doctor, where are thev now ! Vou nil know. You all know that they lie in a row side bj' side in y un der churchyard : all eveiy one of them tilling adrukard's grave ! They were all taught to believe that tem perate drinking was safe, that excess alone ought to be'avoideil, and t hey never acknowledged excess. They qut ted you, and yon, and you (point ing with her shred of a linger.ro the minister, doctor and deacon,) as au thority. They thought themselves safe under such teachers. Hut I saw the gradual change coining over" my family and prospects, with dismay and horror. I li-lt wc were all to be overwhelmed in one common ruin. I tried toward off the blow, 1 tried to break the spell, the delusive spell, in w hich the idea of the benefits of temperate driiikinghad involved my husband and sons. L begged, I prayed, but the odds were against mo. The minister raid the poison that was destroying m.v IiiiHlmruI nml boys was a good creature oi'iixl ; the deacon who sits under the pul pit there, ami took our tarm to iia.v the rum bills, sohl them the poison ; the doctor said a h'H was good, and excess only t 1'C avoided. .M.v poor husband and my boys fell into . i i i.i ....i 1 tie Sliare, a no I nci luuni inn c.-ni .ijm-, iiml one alter another was cony eyed i o the sorrow ful grave of the drunk inl. Xow look at me again. You j probably see mo for the last time. My sands have almost run. 1 have dragged my exhausted frame from my present home your p o: house to warn you, false teacher of (bid's word !" and with her arms Hung high, aud her voice raised to itii mi earthly pitch, she exclaimed: '1 soon shall stand before the judgement scat of ('mil. 1 shall meet you theie, you false guides, and be a witness against you all !' The miserable woman vanished. A dead silence pervaded the assemb ly ; the minister, deacon and phj sician hung their heads, and when the president of the meeting put the ouestiuii : "Shall any licenses be Little Drummer Boy. A little drummer boy in one of our regiments, who had become a great favorite with many of the otli cers by his unremitting good nature, was on one occasion in the ollieers' tent when-that bane of the soldier's life, drink, was passed round. A captain handed a glass to the little fellow, who stood near, hut he po litely declined it, saying: "I am a cadet of Temperance, cap tain, and do not taste strong drink." 'Hut you must take some now. T insist mi it. Ynu lieloiiL' to unr mess to day, and cannot refuse ,n . 'Time enough, l Still the boy stood linn on the the iiidLyhlriaJtfddrtr I rock- of total abstinence, and held to i l hi iscciiungly IisjU, 'his integrity. The captain, turning to the major, said : "JIarry is afraid to drink j lie will ne . r make a soldier." "I low is this f said the major, playfully ; and then assuming an- other tone, added, "I command you to fake a drink, and you know it is i.eal n to disobey orders A Conductor Caught 'Halloa, Limpy, the cars will start iu a minute ; hurry, up, or we shall leave you behind.' The ears were waiting at a station of one of our 'Western railroad. The baggage master was busy with checks. The men were hurrying to and fro w ith chestsand valises, pack ages and trunks men, and women and children were rushing for the cars and busily securing their seats, w hile the locomotive snorted and puffed and blowed. A man earlessty dressed was stand ing on the platform ot the depot. He was looking around him, and seemingly paid little attention to what was passing. It was easy to see that he was lame. At a hasty glance one might easily have sup posed that he w as neither a mail of wealth luu- iiitluenee. The conduc tor of the train gave htm a contempt uous look, and shipping him fami liarly on the shoulder, culled out llaUcus IJiitpy, bw-Uergct aVeiXrdj the cars will lc;i4ti The last truiik wV the baggage car. 3WHrmiu.1 lihii" the conductor, do on, Limpy!' said he, as ht passed tho lame, carlessly dresse.I man. The lame man made no reply. Just as the train was slowly moving awu.v, the lame man Stepped on the platform of the last car, and walking The little herd, raising his young iu quietly, toivk seat. - .... . . 1 'IM. . i.i form to its full height, and fixing his clear blue eves, lit up with linusal brilliancy, on the lace of the ollicer, said : "Sir, my fat her died a drunkard ; and when I entered the army, 1 prom ised my dear mother that, by the help of (!od, I would not taste a dmp of drink, and 1 mean to keep my promise. 1 am sorry to disobey your orders, Sir, but I would rather sutler than disgrace, my mother and break my temperance pledge. The little driiuiiii'er boy has since been a wounded sulferer in the hospi tal at West l'hil idelphia. Did he not show true courage ! The man or the boy that dares to do right in the face of opposition is a true hero ; w hile he who consents to do w hat he feels is wrung, from fear of ridicule, is a coward. tf. iS. Timrs. the sale of spirituous unanimous, response The crop of wheat tl is year is cs tiinated at the coinfoi tiihle llgurc of U2.".(MM,tMM bushel a fciaiu ''' 'im fort for pom lolks. cuter A country mail goinu' market wilh aloud of pork, was met by it young girl, who very politely made him a low coutesy, when he exclaim ' 'YVhut t do vou milk'' n eoitrtcsy to dead hogst 'No, sir,' n!i!crril the girl, 'to alive one!' Mi!. W.uir. Kf.ri pi a -its Ain: Kl imsm, The Cincinnati Coinincr I rial publishes a letter from one of its men whom it sent, to visit lien Wade at his home in .IcIVerson, Ash tabula county, ( Miio, Mr. Wade is reported as Miying, n lativo to the account iu the New York Times of I his Kansas speech, "That is a wry Mi-bled account, and the editor pur posf'ty liiisunoei i,.,..i in,,,,!,, it vou would make an cquitalTle distri tuition of all the property in the; Cnited States today among the; people, in live years it would again ! Ic .in tin' hand's of ii few men. Such a measure would not be just, nor would it be of any practicable ad vantage to the poor people if done. The editors and correspondents who have been writing about my speech know very well I am not in favor of such a foolish tiling us the distribii tiou of property, or of disturbing in any wavthe propel ty tighb About the Presidency lie said, "..v dear ir, I do not seek null iilliee. I ncwr sought any ottiee, and never w ill. I liiae served the people only be cause tiiey wisni"! me in ano noi oi inv own choosing. It is thirty years since I began public life ; 1 am an old man as you see, and need rest. ' On the labor question lie remarked, "That system of labor which de grades the poor man and elevates the rich, which makes the rich rich r and t lit poor poorer, which drags the very soul out of the poor man for a pitiful existence, is wrong. YVe must elevate the laborer, and give him ft share iu the proceeds of his labor. The man who success fully solves that problem will do more for the world than any man that has lived Jn It since the flays of Christ." A. Ailitll'.N, The following is a description of an air gun as usually made now a days, and which was the inst runient of a murder ut Urook h n a few davs ago: In aiini'iiraiice it is a cane, and is simply a tube of about three lect in length, hollow throughout, and made of highly w rought iron. It is divi ded into two nearly equal lengths, the upper part tow ard the head for ming the air-chamber, and the lower half the barrel from which the pro jectiJo is cli.n'hnrgeil. The two sec tions we screwed together, and w hen united ht so closely Hint the seam is not apparent, except, niton the clos est examination. W hen if is to be prepared (or use tho sections are scperalcd, and by menus ot'u pump, which is, forthe time being, iittsched to tho upper end of the lube, the chamber is tilled, with compressed air. The operation completed, the pump is removed, a tight fitting cap is screwed upon the open end, the barrel is attached, and the weapon I is th n, so far as motive power is ' cniicei iied. ready for use. The bill I let. known to the trade its "size No I 1 Id," or about twice a.s large is a I common pea, is then passed ii the I barrel and "rammed home," w here it rein tins until discharged by an in genious conti ivance. !'l""i one side of the barrel just below thejoiul oi the two .sections, is a small hole, in to which the key is lilted, and turn ed until a small steel knob js foic.ed to stand out from the opposite side ol the barrel. The key is then with draw n, and w Inn the bullet is to be sent I'l""1 'ts ih stiiu tiw mission, the weanon is raised, aim Is taken by means of sight pins upon the bar re!, th. dev till' iu the air chamber is then by opened and just enough air id jeli used to discharge t he bullet. The air chain her once tilled, thirty bullets may 1 be discharged without replenishing, but not more man tlie tenth one may be relied upon to penetrate llie ..I.i'. .1 Tlie distance at w hieh the weapon is riled iw is from .Ml to l-"i feel. Many of the air guiiaiof Lug lisli iiiiiiiilaeture have i tile barrels, ..ml 'tie loaded lit llie hlct-i It. tn all experiment muihiti short time since in a shooting gallery in New York, bullets wi re diiwn from uu air gun cane, tl rough a Cicrinan white-wood plank an inch ami a half in thick iiess.and that al the a erage dsitunce of thirty yards. I he noise winch accompanies the discharge of the weapon is scarcely perceptible, the icport being similar to the snapping of a small whip lash. This lad makes the air gun an exceedingly dangerous instrument in the ha ads ut the assaiw.tii. In the r.roukljli murder refeicd to, had not the po lice ollicer been in close proximity In the scene at the tune and obser ed the fall of the ictiiu and the .light of the muHleicr, ine iiccu might have remained forcwr an m noluble mystery. knob is pressed by the in ivr of the left band, a ulw l'he train; kid ntoved on a few miles, wheu fchu eoniliu tor a-ppeurcd at the door tf the car wliere our friend was sitting. Passing ' along, he si. on discovered, tlui stranger whom ,'ie had see:; at the station. 1 I I 11 11.1 , III t Vl III III, in, ,1- li,,... ' '1 don't pay,' replied the lame man very quitely. 'Won't piiyT "No, sir.'' 'We'll see about that. I shall put you out at thetie.vt station.' And he seiy.edthovali.se which was on. the rack over the head ofour fritndi. 'jJetter not be to rough, young man,' returned the stranger. The conductor released the earpttfc. bag; and seeing he could lo iu more then be soon passed on to col lect the tare from tho other passen gers. As he stopited at a scat a few puces oil, a gentleuianwhohad Itea'.flJ the conversation just mentioned looked up to the conductor, and ask ed him : '1 )o yon know to whom you were speaking just now !' 'JSo, sir. 'That was reter "Warburton, .tho President of the road.' 'Are yen sure of that, sir t" replied the conductor, trying to conceal his agitation. . I know Ju'fii.' . The color rose in f ho young man's face, but with strong effort ho con trolled himself, and wont on oolJcct inir lure as usual. . - Meanwhile, Mr. "Warburton sne quictlv in Ids scat none of thoso near liini could unravel the expres sion of his face, nr could tell w hat would be the next movement in the scene. -mi lie oi wnac thought he? He had been rudely treated; he had been unkindly taunted with the infirmity which had come, per haps, through no fault ofi'his. He could revenge himself if he choose, lie could tell the directors the. sim ple truth and the young man would lie deprived of his place at once. Should he do it f And yet, why should he care. He knew how he had risen by his own exertions to the position ho held. When a young orange ped ler, he stood by the street crossings, he had many 'a rcbull. lie had outlived those days of hardship; he was respected now. Should he care for a .strangers roughness or taunts. Those w ho sat near him waited cu riously to see the end. Presently the conductor came back. With a steady energy he walked up to Mr. Win burton's side, lie took his book from his pocket, the bank bills, the tickets, which he had collected, ami laid tlieni ill .nr. Warluii ton's hand. l resign my place, sir,' he said. The President looks over the ac counts for a moment, then motion ing him to the acant scat at his side, said: 'Sit down. Sir, I would like to talk with you.' As the young man sat down, (he I'vcsideiit" turned to him a face in which there v.u no angry feeling, ami spoke to him iu an under tone. '.My friend, I hut e no revengeful fccliiicji to gratify in this matter,; but Mu lutvo lu'fii very imprudent. Your manner, hud it Uvii thus l a stranger, would have been very biiurious to tl' interests of the com pany. 1 might tell them of this, bul l will not, ly doingso, I shoiil.l throw vou oil! of Miiirsltiiatlon.au.i A Mr. (leorge McClellan keeps a hotel near (iettysbnrg, and it m.i.ltl.al thec.ii.ici.lei.ee ol his na ii. Will. IhatofthcUcmn. win. o comma. dthei.-my "' ' mac, uas led many llnghsl. t. is s owHte home that the "..igiat. ude j , keep a village tavern on he rv tlchl of his fume." ' he hest t.f l e lokelslluif MP. McClelb.n , Mro'iitf Kcpiibllfim, and does not feel ut hII Haltered by being mifitak rn for hlsnnmrpiiko. ou illicit lih'l it .lillicnlt to IIihImii other. Hut in future, remember to be polite to all you mccr. louniu nntpHlgeaiuanbylhecoathetvenrs ,( rM'h the poorest shouhl be trrated with citibt.v. 11"' 5' I,,,,,),, ir, I shall tell im"'c of what h is passed. If you change your rourse, noiliing that has happened shall injure you. V our situation is mi ill eoi'it iiiuc.l. (lood morning, sir. The Iraiit of cars Hwcpt on, as iiiiiny a train has done before; but. wilh it a lesson hud been given and learned, and the purport ot the les soiiian somewhat thus lon'f judge from appearance,' A train of 27.1 loaded cars, ex tending over two thirds of a mile, lately passed over the Lehigh Val-'ej-(Vii) railroad, nnd is said to have bcfn the longest cvrr transported. i 4r danger ami w as w ining iv n'" fill". II II Oil'