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NIL DESPERANDUM. Two Dollars per Annum. YOL. IV. EIDGWAY, ELK COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST G, 1874. NO. 23. The Landlady's Daughter, Throe BtndentB one da; crossed over the Rhine ; " Dauo hostess, hast thou good ale and wine f Aad where is that beautiful daughter of thino ?" " My ale and wine are fresh and clear. ' My daughter, she lies on her funeral bier !" And when they entered the chamber there, w,. . j.u euriue no uiacK lay tne maiden rair. The first from her face the veil did throw. And npon her he gazed with a look of woe : " O wert thou yet living, tbou maiden fine, . From thU time forth should Hit love be . miiiA f " The second, ho covered her face once more, And turu'd him away and wept full eore : ' Alas ! that thou dead art lying here 1 For thee have I loved this many a year !' The third from her face lifts again the veil, And softly he kisses her mouth bo pale : ' " I have loved thee always ; I love thee to-day Aud love t'jee I shall forever and aye !" A BAD HABIT. " Indeed, Walter, yon are doiDg very wrnnir tn ilplnv bo mnnli in Tnnr hnai. ness, said Mrs. Applegate to her bus bnnd, one Tnorning, as they sat later . AK -. 1 1 1 i 1 r i l i l ijjuu usum over me urcH&iuBt xaoie, " I kr.ow it's a bad habit, my dear," Hfi.l(i ft Arrtlonrnta " linf li nn if. does'o't hurt any one but myself, and I VUV, VUlM, w oar. ntiord it. . Yon can afford it, Walter?" ex claimed bis wife, in astonishment, ' " How you talk this morning I Surely. yon do not know what you are saying." i J. assure you I do," said herhuB band, laughing, " I am perfectly wide . awake and I know what I am saying." V Indeed, you are doing wrong," per eisted his wife. " You promised ttf Vrtpffc "MY. flnv nt rnnr nflinA tliia mnrn. "lug at nine o'clock, and if yeu do not start nt once you will not be able to get there in time. " Well, then, Mr. Gay can wait for a few msnutes, said her husband, bal ftoicing his spoon on the rim of his eoffee-cup, and looking at her with a anaile. " Ho can afford to wait awhile "for me, as the matter he wished to ar range to-day is entirely to his advan tage." " Still it is wrong to make him wait if you can avoid it. lie has his busi ness to attend to, and after all may npt have as much time to spare as you think he has. Besides this, if yon da. lay too much in your business atlam you will lose the confidence of yqur friends, and you will be sure to suiter by it," ' lou ought to have been a man, Jennie, said her husband, laughing. "You would have made a splendid merchant. However, to please you I'll go down at once. So saying, Mr. Applegnte rose from the table, and in a few minutes was on his way to his place of business. But he did not reach it promptly. Meeting a friend in the street, he stopped to talk with him on some unimportant matter ; and when he started again for his office it was nearly half-past nine, He reached his place of business three quarters of an hour later than he had promised to be there, and found Mr. Gay waiting for him with great impa tience. " Good morning, Mr. Gay," he said. as ho entered. " I hopo I have not kept you waning. " I am sorry to say you have," re plied Mr. Gay. " I have a great deal before me to-day, and cannot well afford to lose a moment." Mr. Applegate's conscience smote him, but he said, lightly, ' Really, I am sorry, but I could not help it. I was detained on my way longer than I had anticipated." The business between them was soon transacted ; and Mr. Gay took his de parture with a very poor opinion of Mr. Applegate's habits of punctuality, whioh trait is, after all, in a merchant, a car dinal virtue. Mr. Applegate was a young man, and had uot long been in business for him self ; but he had been more than usually successful in his transactions, and had fairly laid a foundation for what promised to be a lucrative and ex tensive business. He had one great fault to contend against, however. He was extremely careless and was apt to delay too niuob. He took but little trouble on interest, and was too neg lectful, even of matters of importance. Ti .- 1 : . . i i l 'what can be done as well to-morrow : .1 1 . 1. I i. 1. 1 . 1. UJ J nuu iuo iiuuiia wiiiuu uo jjuu lormeu ill is early youth grew upon him every y mr. His wife remonstrated with him frequently, but to no effect. Mr. Ap plegate had not yet seen the evil of his way, and was too careless to attempt to change it. He had not experienced any inconvenience from it, and he laughed at his wife's fears as the effect of her in experience and overcaution. It was not long after the occurrence related above, that Mr. Applegate had occasion to see the justice and foroo of his wife's views. In the course of his business an op- portunity was presented to him of making an unusual speculation. A lot of goods were offered for sale at a low figure to any one who would take them all at cash payment. The sum demand ed was a large one for him to raise in twenty-four hours, the time given him ; but one that he could have raised in a week or ten days without much incon venience. Still the transaction seemed to offer so many advantages that he de termined to make the effort. '. Among his friends was a merchant of great prominence, who had taken a de cided interest in Mr. Applegate at the beginning of that gentleman a career, and had frequently ' offered to assist him if it should ever be in his power to do so. Hitherto the young merchant had refrained from asking any assist ance from- Mr. King, aa his friend was named ; but now he determined to avail himself of his friend's offer. He ac cordingly called upon Mr. King, and, after' laying the matter before him. asked him to lend him the amount for ten days. - " I am perfectly willing to lend the amount," said Mr. King, " if yon are sure of returning it within the time named. I think you have an opportu nity of making a handsome speculation in this matter ; but I would like to have the money again by the twentieth, as 1 have a heavy bill to meet on tne twenty-second." Mr. Applegate assured mm mere would be no difficulty in the matter, and added that it was probable that he might be able to pay the money before the expiration of the ten days. Thus the matter was settled. Mr. Applegate received the amount he needed, made his purchase and con gratulated himself upon the extraordi nary good luck that had befallen him. When he told his wife oi it, sue urged him to at once set about collecting the money to repay the loan. " Oh, there is time enough for that, Jennie," he said, good-humoredly. "I have only to lay my hand on the money. Thero is no difficulty to bo experi enced." This did not satisfy his wife, who gave him no rest until he had deposited the sum in the bank, ready to be paid out on the appointed day. The nineteeth f the month came at last, and as Mr. Applegate was sitting in his office in the morning a friend came in and asked him to go that after noon a few miles into the country on a fishing expeditition. They would re turn alter nightfall. Being very fond of the sport, Mr. Applegate at once consented. As ho left his office for the excursion, he thought of the money he had to pay the next day, and his better judgment told him it would be as well to send Mr. King the cheque for it that day ; but as he was pressed for time, he decided to put it off until the next day. The fishing was unusually good, and a pleasant day was spent. Mr. Apple gate and his friend were so well pleased that thoy determined to spend the Light there, and try the sport again the next morning. Mr. Applegate's conscience reproached him as he made this de cision, for he remembered that he had promised to repay the borrowed money the next day. He quieted the inward monitor, however, with the thought that Mr. King would not be inconvenienced if he did not pay the money until the twenty-first of the month. That gen tleman's bill did not fall due until the twenty-second, and the amount he owed him was already in the bank to be drawn out. He felt so little satisfied with him self, however, that he determined the next day to spend only a few hours in fishing, and to take the twelve o'clock train, which would enable him to reach New York before banking hours were over, and fulfill his promise. He did take the train ; but, soon after leaving the station, the locomotive broke down, and they did not reach New York until nearly dark. The next morning he hastened to Mr. King with the check for the bor rowed money. Mr. King received him very coldly. " I have come to repay the money I borrowed from you," he said to his friend. " As your bill is not due antil to-morrow, I hope the delay will not cause you any trouble." As he spoke, he laid the check on the merchant's desk. " No," said Mr. King ; " it will not inconvenience me in the least ; but I am inclined to believe that it will do you harm." " Why ?" said Mr. Applegate in surprise. " Because,"repliedhis friend, "I have determined never to lend to you again. I know the cause of your delay in this matter, and cannot afford to risk my money by putting it in the hands of one who shows so little regard for his commercial obligations. Believe me, Mr. Applegate, you will end in ruin if you continue on in this bad habit of yours." Mr. Applegate left the counting house in silence, heartily ashamed of himself. He felt that he was justly re buked, and he deeply regreted having lost the good opinion of such a man as Mr. King. When he went home that night, he told his wife all that had happend, and promised her to try and do better in the future. The next morning he saw Mr. King, and made him the same promise. He kept his word ; and though it was a hard struggle, ne succeeded finallv in conquering his bad habit, and in after years was known as one of the most trusty and punctual mer chants in New York. The result waa that Mr. Applegate died a rich man. An Innocent on the Cars. The other dav in a Michigan Central train coming East, was an old lady who had never traveled a great deal. She wasn't used to the ways of the book agents, the peanut boys, and the prize package nuisances who pass through the train every few minutes. When the peanut boy came along and drepped a big African peanut into her lap, she shucked it, opened her mouth and dropped the kernel down, instead of regarding it with silent contempt or pitohing it out of the window. The book agent came along and dropped a book in her lap. cue said sue was "much obleeged," snd she carefully locked it np in her valise. The prize-package boy came along and dropped a sample, and she wonder ed how the road could afford to give away bo much. When he returned she had opened it, and was wearing the breast-pin and eating the gum-drops. The book agent came back and wanted his book, and, before she would give it np she called the conductor to see if it was right. The card boy wanted pay, ard she appealed to the passengers. When she understood that he was right she handed over twenty cents, with this remark: "Well, ef 1 haint all-fired turned romnd I I wish I'd Btayed tn hum I" Discharge of Compositors. The Cincinnati Gazette Company dismissed all their compositors, and supplied their plaoes with a full force of men not members of the Typographical Union. Three or four old printers left the Union and were taken back by the Gazette. Are Detectives Useful t Over a year ago, says the New York Sun, the discovery was made that near the small town of Cherryvale, in Kan sas, a series of atrocious murders had been committed. In a rough building situated out on the prairie a family named Bender lived aud thrived, the main element of their existence being unwary travelors who, from stress of weather or other adverse circumstances, were compelled to go to their hut in order to protect themselves from the storms. We have no account of the manner in which this singular hotel was conducted, as it was a peculiarity ol travelers who stayed there never to go further, in consequence of winch they never had an opportunity of relating their experience. From the local jour nals, however, whose remarks upon this subject we have watched with interest, it seems that one at least of the family, an elderly lady called Kate, who had a gift of fortune-telling, grew gaunt and lean, while her brothers, her father, aud especially her mother, wasted away, as it were, iu person, although they suddenly became plethorio in pocket. How long this kind of thing might have gone on in Kansas, the Bender family getting leaner and their pockets get ing fatter every day, nobody would have known if it had not been for a re markable discovery. The brother of a Kansas Senator happened to partake of the hospitalities of the Bender family one night, and was never afterwards heard of nntil his brother, with some officers of justice, plowed up the Bon der farm and found not only the re mains of the particular missing man they were in search of, but also the skeleton of a large number of individu als of no marked characteristics, who had disappeared from society without causing a ripple upon its surface. This created great astonishment among the neighbors, who soon began to whisper that the Bender lamily was no bolter than it should be. The result was that the Bender family fled, and though nearly every day the telegraph brings news of the arrest of one of the family, no one of the murderers has yet really been seized. Neither has the murderer of Nathan ever been brought to justice, while even now the police of Philadel phia are pretending to hunt out the mystery attendant upon the kidnapping of a small child. These and many other mysterious things lead to the conclu sion that the detective police service of the different cities in the United States is woefully at fault. Large rewards have been offered for the apprehension of the interesting Bender family, the members of which even now. may be enjoying the facilities for pleasure afforded by 'our flrst-olas3 hotels. f Apples In Massachusetts. Complaints come from Massachusetts that the young fruit is falling from the apple trees. On this subject the Spring field Jicpublican says : " There may be enough left upon the trees to make a fair return, if they were safe and cer tain to mature in good condition. Un fortunately the fruit already upon the ground contains within itself sufficient larvae of insects injurious to vegetation to insure not only the ruin of this year's crop, but of next year's, too. Anybody who will examine these little apples with a jack-knife will find inside of them and devouring the seeds the larva of the apple-moth, a tiny, pinkish worm not more than one-half inch long. The egg from which this worm grew was laid in the blow of the apple, almost as soon as the apple was set after blossoming. The larva eats the seeds, and soon pushes out of the apple to fiud a new nest, usually under the scales of the bark of the tree itself, whence it issues as a moth in season, according to Trimble, for another raid upon the fruit this year; it will get back, at all events, to spend the nine inclement months under the bark-scale, whence it will issue next summer to re peat the process. The remedy is first to pick up the apples as they fall and treat them in some way to destroy their inhabitants ; second, lest some of the larv havo already left the apples, to in tercept them on their way up the trees. This may be done, according to the same authority above mentioned, by binding the tree two or three times around with hay-withes, in which the worm innocently nestles, and where it may be found and killed by removing the withes occasionally. Now is the time to do it. Most of these fallen ap ples also bear the mark of the ouroulio, a little crescent-shaped discoloration with a dark dot on the concave side. Careful fruit growers jar these insects off the trees upon sheets in tho early mornings of June and kill them one by one. The best that can be done now is to lessen the next generation by de stroying the apples in which their eggs are planted, if the worm has not already bred and descended into the ground. A drought like that of last summer is supposed to endanger those insects near the surface of the ground by parching, but there is manifestly no lack of them this year. The curculio, it is well known, ruins the plum completely, and it destroys the natural beauty and much of the flesh oi the apple and the pear. Little can be done in battling with either of these pests, unless whole neighborhoods will combine to pursue ine wanare. Hovr they Get a Horse Up. When a horse falls down, says an ex change, fourteen men put their hands in their pockets and ask each other why they don't do something. Fifteen other men advise the driver until he is half mad, and two small bovs stand bv. with their hands clasped and an expression oi determination written on every unea ment. Then several men ask why somebody don't hold hia head, until one old gentleman volunteers to hold it. He steps forward calmly, bends over the prostrate animal and puts one nana gently on his ear. The horse, getting tired, raises his head suddenlv. the crowd laugh, and the old gentleman seems to take n further interest in tie proceedings. Then the horse, having bad all the fun he can have, rises like a tidal wave, and the crowd dia perses. A Sad Fate, A Missouri paper tells the following sad story : A family consisting of a man and wife and three children passed through Sedalia, slowljr wending their way northward to their old home in Ralls county. Mr. Ressler was a well-to-do farmer who in an early day went to the State of California, and by hard work amassed what he considered a sufficiency for a good start in farming life. He returned home to Missouri, married and settled down to regular fanning life. This spring, when emi gration commenced Texasward, the old fever which had taken him to California in 1851 began to rage, and although he had a good home he grew restless and concluded try his fortune iu Texas. He was looking for cheap lands, and passed through Grayson county west into Cook, and out into the western portion of Montague county. This country, though wild, and subject to frequent incursions of the nomadic tribes of In dians that infest the western border, is rather rich, and full of game. Mr. Ressler pitched his camp on a little stream, near a good spring, some four or five miles from any habitation, and little dreamed of danger. On the fourth day of their stay there, the oldest daughter, a young lady of seventeen, went to the spring for a bucket of water, but, alas I she never came back. One scream, like that of the surprised panther, was carried to the ear of the mother, who was at the camp, the father being out hunting. The mother rushed to the resoue of her first born, only to hear the receding footsteps of the Comanches' ponies. The mother was paralyzed with grief and fainted away as soon as she realized the fate of her daughter. The father returned in a few hours and examined the locality of the spring, and found that about fifteen ponies had been hitohed hard by, and the Indians had evidently crept up to the spring, and were lying in wait for their victim. Mr. R. cared for his wife, and at once started for the next neigh bor, and the alarm was given that a young lady had been stolen. The fron tier Texan is ever ready to jump into his saddle at a moment's notice, and a party of ten determined men were soon on the trail ef the red fiends, which had taken a westerly direction. The su perior horses of the Texans rapidly gained on the poor ponies of the In dians, and after traveling all night on a warm trail, came up with the Indians the next morning, just as they had come to a halt, and a hght ensuea, in which the object of the chase lost her life, and was scalped, all of the Indians getting away but three. One of the three killed had- fhe gory scalp of the young girl attached, to-his belt. They had killed her just as soon as attacked. The father was almoBt distracted and absolutely frenzied with' grief, aud when 'the chase was given up by the others, he could hardly be kept back. The young lady was buried where killed in the western wilds of Texas, and the family could no longer remain in the country that had caused them so much misery. The reporter asked what be- camo oi the scalp, ine tear-dimmed eyes of the mother lookod in the direc tion of a substantial chest in the wagon, and she said, " It is there." We asked if they had any objection to showing it. Thev said no, and the father unlocked the chest and produced a long lock of dark hair, cut from the crown of the head, with about an inch and a half in diameter of the scalp. When this was produced the entire family gave way to loud sobs, and we wondered why so ghastly a memento was kept, that would ever keep fresh in their memory the tragic end of their beloved daughter and sister. Brignoll iu Bliss. A writer in the Chicago Timet says : " I saw one day in the dining-room of a watering-place hotel, a bevy of young ladies fluttering around Brignoli like moths about a candle. They were not parvenucs. not ill-breed, not under ordinary circumstances particularly shallow. Un the contrary, they wore of the sooial elect ; they were naturally rehned, graceful, elegant, among the best speoimens that the metropolis can boast. But when I had observed them zealously competing for his awkward attention, blushing when lie spoke to them, smiling up at him, making pre text to get near him and touch his coarse figure, they were suddenly trans formed. They appeared ugly, con temptible, disgusting. I reddened tor my country and her daughters. While the foolish nyinhs were purring over him, he appeared more ungainly and forbidding than ever. Too lymphatio to bo moved by the situation, too dull to appreciate the animated picture, he labored to smile, very much as a shoulder-hitter does when he comes up on the thirteenth round, with his face battered into a jelly. At last I saw two or three of the prettiest girls putting bon-bons in his mouth, and caressing his chin with their taper-fingers. That was beyond my endurance. I walked hurriedlv awav. and am conscious that. then and there, some of my ideals were rudely pulled down." A Dig Wood-Drive, OI Mr. Jones, the well known wood dealer of Empire City, says the Nevada M,nterpri8e. we have the following par tioulars in regard to the big wood-drive now in Carson river : At a point above Markley ville a large boom was stretched across the river, and above this was about 100,000 cords of wood, filling the channel of the stream for a distance of eight or ten miles. At night the boom broke, allowing the wood to rush into the river below. The wood went " boom' ing" down the stream at a terriflo rate. It is said that iu plaoes a single stick would lodge against a rock in the center of the river, and a moment alter there would be accumulated a sort of winrow of wood extending np the river forty or fifty yards. Thia would suddenly swing round against the shore, when in a few minutes the channel would be gorged from bank to bank. Some of these gorges held so long as to dam np the river for a great distance and inun date the land on each side. When they finally broke there was a tremendous commotion and rush till another gorge was lormeo, SIGNS OP HYDROPHOBIA. Result! of Dr. Durdon Sanderson's Ob servation. Symptom! which Precede and accompany the Disease. The following remarks on hydro phobia, coming from so high an au thority as Dr. Burdon Sanderson, may merit attention : Persons are liable to be bitten by mad dogs under two sets of eiroumstanoes first, when a rabid animal escapes from home and is at large ; and secondly, when a dog not supposed to be in fected is caressed by his master, or those who have to do with it at home. Consequently, it is quite as important that the publio should be aware of those slight indications whioh afford ground for suspicion that the disease is impending, as that they should know the characteristic signs by whioh it may be reooguized when it has declared It self. The premonitory indications of rabies a dog are derived almost entirely from the observation of changes in its demeanor ; consequently, although they may be too trilling to be noticed by a casual observer, they are fortu nately sufficiently striking to arrest the attention of any one who is about a dog, and is familiar with its habits and individual peculiarities. A dog about to beoome rabid loses its original liveli ness. 10 mopes aoout as ii preoccu pied or apprehensive, and seeks to with draw into dark corners. From the first, there is usually a foreshadowing of that most constant symptom of the disease depraved appetite. Mad dogs devour filth and rubbish of every kind with avidity. Along with this peculiarity of behavior, it is of equal importance to notice that an infected dog from the first snaps at other dogs without provo cation. This snappishness in most does is very striking. If a dog previ ously known to have no such habit snap indiscriminately at the first dog i i 1 1 -l it. l t :i i ic meets in u yaru or uiu nvioei, m rirobablv not safe. So lar l nave naa in mina cnieny what is to be observed in dogs tied up or at home. A dog which is at large is also to be recognized if in a danger ous state by its demeanor. A healthy dog in its progress along a street or else where shows at every step that its at tention is awake to the sights and sounds which it encounters. The rabid dog. on the contrary, goes sullenly and uuobservantlv forward, and is not diverted by objeots obviously likely to attract it. This statement, however, is subject to the important exception already referred to that it is excioea both bv the sight and sound of an animal of its own species. Of the symptoms which accompany the final stage of the disease, the most important and characteristic are those whioh relate to the organs in which it localizes itself the mouth and throat. Attention is often drawn to the condi tion of the mouth in an animal supposed to be healthy by the observation that it tries to scratch the corners of its mouth, as if attempting to get rid of the ropy mucus which is seen to be discharged from it. In dogs that are tied up, it is noticeable that the bark has entirely lost its ring, and acquires a peculiar hoarseness, which can be recognized by the most unobservant. As the disease advances, the discharge increases, the lower jaw hangs, as if paralyzed, and the animal has evidently difficulty in swallowing. Along with this there is often a loss of power in the hind limbs, If now the dog be watched, the pecu liarities of behavior which have been already noticed are seen to present themselves in a much more maiked degree than before. It is observed, hrst, that it is subject to paroxysms oi excitement, in whioh it makes often re peated efforts to bite or gnaw all objects. such as wood-work, straw, etc, within its reach ; and, secondly, even during the remissions its excitement is at once renewed by the sight or sound of an other dog. It may be well to note that the dis ease occurs at all seasons ; that the mad dog continues to recognize its master, and to manifest pleasure when kinily spoken to ; that it does not shun water: and that, in many cases, from first to last, the wild fnry whioh is commonly supposed to belong to the disease, is conspicuously absent. The most enectual means for check ing the spread of hydrophobia are First : To circulate information on the subject. Second : To enforce existing regulations as to licenses, and as to the destruction of ownerless dogs, it is to be regretted that the wise proposal of Mr. Fleming, that a short description of the disease be printed on the back of each license, has not been adopted. The disease originates, whether in man or beast, exclusively by oontagion. The carriers of contagion are the ownerless dogs of large towns. The writer of this, Dr. Uurdon Han derson. is one of the most accomplished physiologists in England. The article, it is proper to sav. was tne result oi consultation with other soientifio men, At the Morgue. There are many romances of real life that nnd their denouement in tne raris morgue; but the strangest yet hap riened ouite recentlv. The body of t girl exposed on one of the dreadful slabs was of suoh surpassing beauty that the morgue was thronged ail day with sight-seera, and one poor lunauo actually drowned himself in order, as he took care te explain in a letter found in hia lodgings, that he might rest for a time next to the only creature he had ever admired, and whom he had Been too late. No less than 700 bodies are annually exposed at the morgue, and the establishment is conducted with the greatest order by five officials, some of whom are always at their post day and night. Of these the chief man, the greffier, enjoya the magnifioent stipend of 2,400 francs a year $180 by no means teo exhorbiUnt a Bum for bo horrible an occupation. It is so. The Waverly (N. Y. ) Enter prise says : " When a man discontinues hia local paper because he feels ag grieved at something in it, he merely transfers hia name from the subscrip tion list to that other list quite as large those who borrow the paper every week ; he never stops reading it," A Wide Awake Man. Manv of the old residents of Terre Haute, an Indiana paper says, will re member an enterprising and very in dustrious barber, whose name was Ed ward J. Roye, who left many years ago . t . x l.: l: Via lur Ainca. xu mttiLlug uin hid. wp t took his goods out on freight, he being a passenger, ine entire vaine oi nis invoice was not more than S3. 000. In the was time he sailed from New Yotk, he was back with six thousand dollars' worth of oil. dyewood, ivory and gold dust. Spending but little time in shaking hands and telling stories, he chartered half a brig in eompany with a white man, and about tho time his friends in Africa looked for a letter from him, ne anchored his brig in the bay of Mon- - mnf D,1.M of. Ha nwn WHO ail til Ft U U1U1UCUU Dtliwuiv nil v u rates. This was the beginning of the career in Africa of the most remarkable man, in many respects, the little Re public ever had within her borders. Following the tidal wave of his good luck, he put off to England in the monthly steamer, where he purchased Euglish goods. He could go wherever the English held the trade and furnish both kinds of goods HiDgiisn and American. Crossing from England to America, he made the acquaintance of the great house of Fhelps, Dodge & Co., of New York city, with whom he deposited a sum of money, and by whom he was introduced among the first-class merchants, which resulted in his purchasing a vessel and loading her for Liberia. The isolated colonists of Liberia had not been aooustomed to see a colored man thus march up the ladder of suc cess; therefore all eyes were turned toward him. The poorer class broke loose from both the old parties and elected this man. At the house of ex-Governor Hicks, where he often dined, was the adopted daughter of the Governor, the pretty brown-faced Hannah, without kith or kin in the world. So in his business like manner he courted her three weeks and married her. Hannah was born in Liberia, and could speak five or six of the native languages. Leaving his wife to manage home affairs, he bought an Eoglish vessel and cargo out and out, and made his first trip to the Gold Coast, where the Ashantee war had just been fought. This was another twenty thousand stroke in less than thirty- four months. Returning, he landed at home in Monrovia, and sent vessel and cargo to England for Bale, and both sold well. J. J. Roberts, the first President, and now the sixth one. has been a life long enemy of Mr. Roye, and the feel ing was entirely mutual between thorn. Mr. Roye was three times nominated and defeated for the Presidency before he succeeded in taking the chair. He was also Senator and Chief Justice of the Republic Mr. Roye was elected 1'resident in 18G8, the term at that time being two years, liis party being strongly in tne ascendencv. tnougnt tney could enaci a law by which be could hold his seat without an election. Both he and all the heads of departments were im prisoned for usurpation. He remained several weeks in jail, made his escape, and in an attempt to get to a British steamer, then lying in the Bay of Monrovia, was drowned. The body was recovered and delivered to his family and friends, and decently buried under the waving palm trees in his lot in Evergreen Cemetery. The Govern ment confiscated some of his property. Mr. Roye was the wealthiest man in Liberia, and his family will not want unless they become extraordinarily ex travagant. Devoured by a Lion. Some years before tho French army conquered Algiers, two highway rob bers, brothers, and men noted for their strength and daring, were caught, tried and condemned to death. The day be fore the one fixed for their execution, they contrived to make their escape out of prison. They were cnainea togeiner by the leg, and thus in forced company crept through the woods and thicKets, in the hope of gaining a Bafe refuge. Toward the middle of the first night thev met. straight before them in the path, a large lion. They were un armed, .knowing the cnaracter oi tne animal thev shouted boldly, and threw stones at him; he very likely seeing through their mock courage, lay down before them and would not stir. Losing heart at last, the robbers changed their tone, and began to implore the lion, in piteous language, for mercy. In an in stant he was upon them. The larger of the two he seized, killed and began to eat. while the ther pretended to be dead. In the cause of the meal the lion came to the iron chain which bound the robbers' legs : after examining it for a moment he bit the man's leg off above the knee. Just then he lelt thirsty, and walked to a stream to drink. The surviving robber crawled off for his life, dragging his brother's leg with him, and contrived to squeeze himself into a hole in the ground. When the lion returned he missed him. Roaring loudly, he ran backward and forward several times over the ground, passing close by the hole, but strangely missing it. soon after day dawnea.and the lion went off. Out of the hole came the robber, more dead than alive, and was about to cut his brother's leg from the chain, when a party of the Bey's horsemen rode np and seized him. He was taken before the Bey, to whom he told his storv. His brother's leg was still in the chain to confirm it, and the Bey, in consideration of his wonderful escape, awarded him an unconditional pardon. T.TnwrwTwn Th inordinate number of people killed by lightning within a few i 1. . AA Bntnlt, weeKB revives uibuubbiuu us vu duickj during thunder storms. It is conceded that there is no place of absolute safety in a shower, for the electrio fluid is er- ratio and goes where it pleases. It is a wise precaution, however, to avoid cur rents of air and to sit in the central por tion of a room, away from parts on which the lightning may descend. Items of Interest. The Delaware rjeaoh crop is expeoted to fill 800,000 baskets. In Turkey, when a man tells notorious lies, they blacken the front of his house. A Pennsylvania man dislocated his jaw in laughing at a joke in a borrowed newspaper. The moral is obvious. Blueberries, whortleberries and wild raspberrries are not only exceedingly plentiful this year but also of remark able size. It is cackle-ated thot the poultry in dustry of the United States amounts to $31,000,000 annually, besides the home consumption. California has 77 Baptist churches, Oregon B3, Washington Territory 5, and Nevada 1, making a total of 130 on the JTUCinO COUB6. The strongest propensity in woman's nature, says a surly editor, is a desire to know what is going on, and the next to manage the job. An Iowa paper predicts that in five years every pound of Western flour will be sent East, in barrels of paper made from the straw the wheat grew on. A Western woman shot her husband's horse rather than have it sold. She took care of it after it was shot, and held its head in ber lap nearly all day. The Superior Court of Cincinnati has just deoided that a man who is surety for another on a legal bond or obliga tion is responsible for defalcations which may exist before he was on the bond. Statisticians have deoided, we believe. that a sentence to the penitentiary for life substantially means, under the easy conditions attaohing to pardons in most of the States, an average imprisonment of from four to six years. It is now proposed to flood the Desert of Sahara and turn it into a great inland sea, 250 miles in length and 45 miles in width. The Scheme, which originated in France, is pronounced quite practi cable by competent engineers. If vou have been picking or handling acid fruit and have stained your hands, wash them in clear water, wipe them lightly, and while they are yet moist strike a matoh and shut your hands around it so as to catch the smoke, and the stain will disappear. A lady who had been teaching her little four-year-older the elements of arithmetic, was astounded by his run ning in and propounding the following Eroblem : " Mamma, if you had three utterflies and each butterfly had a bug in his ear, how many butterflies would you have?" The mother is still at work on the problem. Tho Missouri State Lottery was ori ginally planned forty years ago to build a plank or macadamized road from the town oi JNew .t ranKiyn to ine luissoun river, a distance of three or four miles. Millions of dollars have been placed in this lottery, and still the New Franklin road is not built, though tho grant will probably continue for years. There is required to be built in Louisiana, before tho country is safe, 1,500 miles of levee or fifty mil lions of cubio yards. The necessary repairs at crevasses will alone take S3,- 000,000, which, if paid for, tho govern ment will nave to assume iwo-iuirus oi it. It is not likely to do this, and henoe the repairs will be left un finished. Dogs. How much of what is said among people is understood by dogs ? On ono of the hottest days the unfortunate dogs confined in a city pond appeared to sutler intensely irom tne euuocaiing air. A gentleman, desirous of pur chasing a watch-dog. went there, and after some examination ueciueu to Duy a young black dog, for which he paid the regulation prioe of three dollars. When the pound master went to tie a rope about the dog's neok m order that the gentleman might lead mm away, ii re allv seemed as if he knew he had been re deemed. He jumped up as the master approached him, aud leaped and fawn ed on him, and put out his head as if desirous of being tied. When his new master led him out, all the other dogs seemed to go frantic, and broke out into a series of hDwls and yells that were painful to hear, not only beoause thv were almost deafening, but be cause it seemed as if they knew they were being reserved for a worse late. A Triple Suicide. A triple suicide lately took place at Vienna under sad circumstanoes. Three ladies, the eldest appearing to be the mother of tho two, tooK a Deciroom at the Kummer Hotel The next morn ing they went out for a short time, and, on their return, after having taken a light repast, retired to their chamber. Shortly afterward several detonations were heard in that apartment, and on the door being broken open the three women were found lying dead on the floor, each with a pistol in her hand, and their skulls f raotured by the bullets. Subseciuentlv thev were recognized as Mme. Uvorgv. tne wne oi a irauesinau of Tordy, in Hungary, completely ruin ed by the late financial crisis, and her two daughters. No rings or jewelry were found oh them, and tne oniy prop erty they possessed besides their clothes was the sum of forty-seven kreutzers (three and a half centimes each) in the mother s purse. Didn't Want the Ticket A conduotor on the Pennsylvania Railroad tells the following : At an eastern station he received on board a fine-looking Bpeoimen of an old country gentleman. When he passed through the cars, the old gentleman handed np his ticket, whioh was duly punched and returned to him. Alter passing the next call station, the conductor again called for the old gentleman s ticket. He looked np in surprise, and very honestly informea tne puncher ol tickets 1 V. .i f Via Via1 fVll-rtTfftl if. "ill f g9 f V, A nrin that he had thrown it out of the win dow. " Why did you do that ?" asked the conductor. The old man replied, " Why, I thought if you didn't want it, I didn't." The face of the old man was so honest, and his knowledge of railroad traveling evidently so limited, that the conduotor accepted his word, and carried him to his destination.