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victimized was the proprietor of the St, Nicholas hotel, who allowed Guiteau to run. tip a big bill. His exploits as a hotel and boarding house beat finally got into the papers. Tho New York Herald wrote him up extensively. This seemed to be the chance that Gnitean had long sought. Previous to that day he had not appeared in the public prints, but when the Herald denounced him at length he proposed to sue Mr. Bennett for libel, and did institute pro ceedings against him, which were com promised in some form or other. He afterward returned to Chicago and reaumed his career of dead -beat ing. . He was exposed by the Times two or three times, but continued on his course. He threatened suit, and Tinted the Times office several times. His viiits grew tiresome, and one day he was given the privilege of going downstairs in double-quick time or being thrown over the railing. He preferred to go down the easiest way, and did not bother the office again for mouths. Ouiteau at times assumed the appear ance of a pious person, and at such times he was a regular church-goer, Sunday-school teacher, and general missionary. A Lunatic After Mr. Blaine. Washington, July 5. Daniel McNa mara, supposed to be insane, appeared at police headquarters to-day, and said he was from . King . William oounty, Va., but had been living in Phila delphia. He announced that he had been inspired by God to come here and kill Secretary Blaine. He asked where the secretary lived, and exhibited a revolver. He is not clear whether his mission is to assassinate Secretary Blaine or General Arthur. He has been sent to the insane asylum. He statod when examined that he had been in spired by the spirit to kill General Grant during the latter's administra tion, but was defeated in that object, and said that if an opportunity were given him he would explain the manner in which Guiteau was prompted to as sail the President. PHiLADEbrniA, July 5. Daniel Me Nauiara, who was arrested to-dav in Washington, lives in Philadelphia at Sixth aud Catharine streets. He came from Ireland when he was fourteeen years old. ne served through the re bellion and afterward for live years served in the regular army. On the twenty-second of last October he was sent to the Philadelphia almshouse, but left there on the follow ing day. Last January he was arrested for throwing a brick through a back window, his purpose being to secure a commitment to jail. The authorities disappointed him by sending him to the insane asylum, where he remained for several months. Recently he has been employed at the Baldwin locomotive works, but lost his place a week ago. Then be conceived the idea of going to Washington to get a pension, and spoke to his relatives of visiting Secretary Blaine to secure that gentleman's influence in his behalf. He left Philadelphia on Mon day afternoon to go to the capital, and before going spoke in strong terms in denunciation of Guiteau's crime. Mc Namara always had extravagant ideas of his own importance, and when dis cussing politics always became greatly excited. A Village of Terrors. A Detroiter who had business in a village in Washtenaw county drove out there in a buggy, and of course wont to the inn for his dinner. The landlord made no inquiries until after the meal was eaten and paid for and he then found opportunity to inquire : "Were you going out to 'Squire Brown's pluce ?" No." " I didn't know but vou were a light ning-rod man, and I was going to say that the 'Squire had threatened to shoot the next one on sight. We don't go much on them tollers around here, and I'm glad you are somebody else. Maybe you are going over to Judge Hardy's to sell him some fruit trees for fall setting?" " No." " Well, that's lucky. Only yesterday the judge was remarking to me that the next fruit-tree agent who entered his gate would want a coffin. Fact is, I myself have got to do some kicking to pay for being swindled on grape vines. You are not a patent-right man, eh ?" "No." "Well, that's a narrow escape for you. We've been swindled here on hay forks, cultivators, gates, pumps, churns nnd a dozen other things, and I'm keep ing sixteen dozen bad eggs for use when the next patent-righter shows his face in this town. Perhaps you are a lecturer V" " Oh, no." "Well, you haven't lost anything. We never turn out very strong here to a lecture. The last man who struck us lectured on " Out Currency," but didn't take in enough to pay me for his sup per. You are not a book-canvasser V" "No." " That's another escape. We've been laid out here so often that if an agent should offer to sell a $20 Bible for fifty cents we d suspect a trick to beat us, Strikes me now you may be a lawyer." "No." " Good 'nuff. Last one who settled here had to leave town at midnight, and we don't want any more. Say, what are you, anyway? "A politician," replied the Detroiter, "A politician 1 Then git ! For heav en's sake I don't stand around here if you value your life I We've just irn peached our pound-master for embez zling tho public money, aad the excite ment is so intense that the Democrats will ride you on a rail or the Republi cans duck you in the water trough. Git right up and scoot I " Detroit Free Press. A correspondent of tho London Queen expresses no little astonishment at find, ing that the women of Leadvillo, Col orado, dress in the latest fashion, and wear materials every day which their European sisters don on state occasions only. "Even tho servants display thoir Bilks on Sundays, and not a few adorn themselves with lockots made of virgin gold." Advice. " I mnst do m you do ?" yonr way, I own Ib a very good way; and Btill There are sometimes two straight road to i over, onp under Hie hill. You are trending the safo and woll-worn way That the prudent ehooRe each time, And yon think me rcckhies and rash to-day rtocanse 1 prefer to climb. Tour path Is tho right one, and go is mine, Wo are not like peas in a pod, Compolled to lie in a certain lino Or olse ho scattered abroad. 'Tworo a dull world, mothinks, my fricud, If we all went just one way, Yet our paths will meet no doubt at the end, Though they lead apart to-day. Yon like the idiade aud t like the ami; You like un even pace; I like to mix with tho throng aud run, And then rent after tho race. I like danger and storm and strife; You like a peaceful time, I like passion and surge of life; You like its gentle rhyme. Youliko buttercups, dewy eweot, And crocuses, framed in snow; I like the roses, born of tho heat, And the rjd carnations' glow. I must live my life, not yours, my friend, For so it was written down, We must follow our given path to the end, But I trust we shall moot in town. GRACE'S DESK. Margaret looked up from her sewing machine for a minnte to glance across the room at the quiet little figure sit ting at the window a round, graceful little figure, whose attitude of thought ful gravity was full of suggestion. And then Margaret, always more or less crusty, but kind-hearted, gave an impatient sigh and increased the speed of her machine by a savage motion of her slippered feet, and compressed her lips and puckered her fcrehead all up in a perfect nest of wrinkles ; while Grace, unconscious of it, sat looking out of the window at the gloomy pros pect half-melted, dirty, slushy-brown snow that was rapidly growing slushier and more melted under the drizzling rain tuut was falling ; and, of course, thinking about Laurie Marcellus. For several months Grace had not thought of much else but him, and yet there had not been an hour or a mo ment of that time that she had not tried not to think of him and grieve for him. It had been very similar to the same old story. Laurie Marcellus, handsome, elegant, aristocratic, fairly well-to-do in the world's estimation of riches, had been Grace Warrener's most devoted for several months, until by one of those venomous waves of fortune's wand social position and wealth had suddonly van ished, and the Warrener girls found themselves obliged to take in dress making for a living. Friends who had always been friends, who redeemed the dear name,who knew them for what they were worth, did not desert them; but lirst and foremost in the ranks of those who so conveniently preferred to dispense with the society of the two dressmakers who lied in Appledore row was Mr. Laurie Marcel lus. He had dropped out of Grace's life as a brilliant comet disappears from the sky. He had called one eveniDg, the same as ever, -with the sweet, caressing tenderness in his voice the glad, eager light in his handsome eyes that made the girl's heart spring within her; and she had never seen him since nor heard from him. That very next dav the crash came, through which the great spice house of Warrener k Uray suspended; and month later Caleb Warrener died with apoplexy, and as soon as decency per milted the splendid mansion and furni ture, the horses aud carriages, the sil ver and jewels, all were sold under the red flag. Margaret came grandly to the fore in those dark days, when her keenest grief was to witness little Urace s dismay and astonishment and suffering at Laurie Marcellus defection; and yet her words were usually more bitter and sarcastio than gentle it was Margaret Warren er s wav to use heroic treatment. " He's not worth the everlasting fuss you make auout mm, urace. im ashamed of you downright ashamed and he not your betrothed, either !" That was true, so far as formal words went. Laurie Marcellus had never asked Grace Warrener to be his wife; he had never in so many words told her ho loved her; but he had known just as well a-i he had known he was alive how the girl's heart was all his own how she loved him dearly and truly, lor all her sweet reserve. Grace smiled faintly when Margaret spoke of the "fuss" she made about him. ehe Knew well enough that the "fuss" was only her grave, sad face, her quiet ways, her listless manner, that she tried desperately hard to con quer, and in all the months that had passed had not succeeded, and seemed no nearer succeeding than in the be ginningso nearly hopeless a task is it for a woman to conquer thoughts and heartsick longings for the man she loves. Pride and shame may do valiant battle for the victory, but pride and shame are baby foes in comparison with the giant they oppose woman's strong, enduring love for her chosen beloved. And so the dreary time' went on for Grace, and by steady, persistent effort she disallowed herself to be dull or complaining, or a kill-joy. She reso lutely determined to at least be cheer ful and patient outwardly, no matter what tho inward commotion. And to daythis cheerless January day she had only given a momentary rein to her thought.-, enough to make her lay down her sowing and lean her head against the window, and wish she might never have known tho sweetness of Laurie Marcellus' love. Until the uuusual whirring of the ne wine machine wheel made her aware that Margaret had observed her and was displeased. So, with a little, desporato effort, she forced herself back to the basting of the satin fold in her work. "I was thinking about that auction ale at Dempsey's to-night," Margaret I nam, biiuuss crossly, "ion want a desk, you said, and Maggie Rich says there's a very 'good one to be sold there. I'll go and bid on it for you, I think, if I ever under the sun get these bands stitched on I It seems to me that those Rich girls are not happy unless their I -1 , . . 1 . i 1 1 I uicooea iu uutHjiuteiy loauoa wim trim ming." ' Grace looked up. with such sweet. sweet eyes it was no wonder handsome Marcellus had" liked to look into tho pure brown wells of limpid light. " You are so good, Margaret I I do want a desk, if you are sure yon can afford it." "You needn't say if lean afford it, Grace. You have as much right to the money as I have. I'm going to buy myselE a cashmere polonaise you can have the desk if it is reasonable in price." So that was how Miss Warrener came to be at the auction sale at the big house on the hill that evening Demp sey's grand mansion, whose prince had taken a whim to sell out and spend a few years abroad. And the next day the desk was deliv ered at the cottage in Appledore row, and Grace put it in her room a small, beautuul article, standing nicely in a cozy corner, and just the very thing for Urace s lew books and her stationery, It was very handsome, and Grace cried a little over it, because it brought back so many thoughts of the dear old days when she was surrounded by just such elegancies of furniture, and when everything seemed, somehow, to lead to that one pivotal thought when ijau rie Marcellus had been her friend. So the months went on, and the two sisters led their busy life, and Grace was growing sweeter and paler, and more patiently thoughtful, with every day that widened the distance botween her and her memories. New friends gathered around them true mends and there was more than one opportunity for Grace to have accepted a lover, onlv she had ho love to give, no heart to win. Her happiest and her saddest hours were spent at her desk, or it seemed to her that it was like a link to tho past ; and one windy, wildly-stormy night, five years after she had taken up her cross, for Laurie Marcollus' sake, sho was sitting before her desk making out a score of bills to the " Misses Warrener, artist dressmakers," and going back to one other stormy, snowy night, when she had said the good-night that mean good-bye, although she had not known it. She was leaning her head on her hands, her elbow resting on the slant of her desk, when, with a little crushing noise, it broke, revealing a shallow aperture, of whose existence she had not the slightest knowledge, She looked in, and all the blood in her body seemed to rush madly to her brain ; for there, lying in the little secret place, fresh and clean, as though laid there an hour before, was a letter, stamped for mailing, and directed plainly to herself "Grace Warrener, The Willows, and in Laurie Mar cellus' hand writing. She dared not touch it for a minute, She feared she was in the midst of some improbable dream ; she wondered if it were possible she had gone suddenly daft. Was it a letter to her from him? But how how could it have got there, when the desk had been locked, in her room, for years? Then she touched it, half expecting to see it vanish before her eyes. but it did not vanish; it was all true a letter, for her, from him, and it had laid there all these years, so near, bo far She sank trembling on the chair and opened it Laurie Marcellus' proposal of marriage; his avowal of love; his manly sympa hy and pitiful tenderness because of her father s -financial trou ble ; his caressing pleading to be al lowed to comfort and protect her as his wife shoidd be comforted and protected and cherished. He betrged for an im mediate answer, and he would come to her at once if she loved him and did not say him nay. But if if there was no such blessed answer for him if he had been presumptuously mistaken her greatest kindness would be not to answer him at all, And she had just received it, after five years. Poor little Grace ! White and trem bliner. amazed and bewildered, she sat there long after Margaret had gone to her own room, so unconscious of the drama enacting so near her. He bad loved her he had loved her after all ; and Grace's heart thrilled at that thought, slender though the con solation was. But of what avail was it now ? Where was he ? What might have happened in that long, fateful interim ? She thought of it all, keeping virgil with her thoughts that night. How the letter had ever come in that desk she had bought at Dempsey's, she dared not imagine. Grace only realized that some tremendous fate had discovered it to her. She kept her strange, sweet, pitiful secret in her own heart for days, won dering with every hour if sho could dare take a step in the matter. And then, one day, tne auctioneer who had sold the desk to Margaret War rener went to her and told her that t centleman who had iust returned from Europe desired to regain possession of me uess soiu at ilir. ieiuyocj D iuuwui as it had been a gift to Mr. Dempsey from himself, on the eve of his depart ure abroad, five vears before. And Grace listened with dilating eyes and throbbing heart, whose beats almost choked her utterance. "Toll tho gentleman to call here and he may have his property." And that evening, when she went to the door at the sound of tho bell, and opened it, with her face slightly paler thau usual, Laurie Marcellus stood there. " I expected you como in," she said, gently, while amazed and bewildered he could only bow and obey. Then she explained ; then he reme 3 boied leaving the letter in the desk, and understood how, by accident nay, by grim fate the slant was not fastened and the letter had slipped into its living grave to be resurroctod after all these years. "I do not know that I should toll yon even now," she said, bravely, "for I do not know whether von are are the same or not. But," and she looked up in his grand face, "I want you to know did love you." " Ho stepped up to her, quietly enonch for the minute. "And now?" " I am Grace Warrener still." And then ho snatched her in his arms. held hor to his heart, kissed her sweet, pale face. " I never have once thought of another womon, my darling. When no answer came I was crushed to the very eaath, ana got my sell away as well as 1 could So you aro my darling yet, Grace V" And then .Margaret came in, hall an hour afterward, in surprise that the gen tleman required so much time to luuke a bargain for the desk. Texas I'niitiire Fields. A correspondent in the Baltimore American, who is visiting the immense cattle pastures, describes a visit to the one of these, tho Fulton and Coleman Companies' grazing lands in Texas. "We left Fulton after an early break fast, on the morning of the 31st of May, and wore soon out on the open prairie, approaching the lands of tho Peninsula Pasture Company, which are but a short distance from Rockport. There were but six in our party, four of whom were ladies, with Col. Ueorgo W. Fulton as pilot. Eight miles from Rockport we passed through tho gates of the Big Pasture of the Colemau-Fulton Pasture Company, and entered on its broad domain of 168,000 acres, or 200 square miles, of what is regarded as tho very best pasture land in Texas, We were to st-.ip at the ranch, tho herdsmen's headquarters, ten miles from the gate, for dinner, and to rest horses, and after wards to continue our journey to Mr. Coleman's mansion, eleven miles fur ther on making twenty-one mues from the gate to tho honso. " W hen fairly on our journey inside of the Big Pasture, on casting the eye around, the horizon was seen to bo as sharply defined in every direction as it is at sea. There were a few small inotts of live-oak trees, anil some scattered cattle browsing on the plain, but noth ing else, not even fences, obstructed the view. By the unpracticed eye there was really no road to be seen, but dur ing this and subsequent drives both Colonel Fulton and Mr. Coleman seemed to know every cowpath. These cowpaths are made by the cattle going to the lakes for water, as on such occa sions they always walk in single file, and pursue tho same course day after day. This was the case before the new pasture system was adopted, when an instinct seemed to guide the cattle in tho pursuit of water. Then there were no artificial lakes, with the winter rams stored in them for the use of the cattle, as is now the case, and it often hap pened that the distance between water and the grazing grounds was twenty miles or more. In a dry season thou sands of them would dio from burning thirst, and leave their bones along tho cow-tracks, or, on reaching the water, drink to such excess that death was sure to follow. Now there are five or six of these lakes on this great pasture, one of them three miles in length and from fifty to five hundred yards in width, while the Chiltopin river forms its northern boundarv. Tho Coleman-Fulton Pasture Com pany's lands are by careful estimate capable of sustaining at all seasons of the year about 35,000 head of cattle aud horses, though at the prosont time there is not more than half this number there. Duriog tho past year the stock of cattle was reduced to about one-half the full complement, aud the grass allowed to renew itself by seeding. The pastures are consequently now covered with a heavy coat of mesquito grass, and the company are filling up the pastures with cattle purchased from Texas .and largely from Mexico. During our sojourn a lot of 2,000 head arrived from Mexico, and a despatch announced that 4,000 head more, purchased by their agents at SC, 89 and $12 per he id, were on their way, this price including their delivery in good order in the pas ture. When they arrive the beeves will be fattened, and shipped to New Orleans as soon as in condition for market, the cows will be driven to the Barada pas ture of 39,000 acres, used for breeding graded stock, and the male yearlings driven to the Big Pasture of 105,000 acres, which is devoted to beeves and stock for the market. The sorting and separating of the cattle require experi ence and good judgment, and a vast force of men and horses. The prospects of the company were never so good as at present, they having just declared a cash dividend of 4 per cent, for the past six months, while they are very confi dent of increasing it to 12 per cent, per annum. " YIper Men and Women." At Guadalajara there exists an indi vidual having a scaly skin exaotly like that of a viper, even to the green color. He has, besides, the viper habit of changing or shedding his skin every year. The skin comes off in a single pioce, and not, as might be supposed, in parts. Un the man s Un the man s head mere is not a single hair. A sister of this man, who died a short time ago, manifested mo buluo jmuuuuieuuu, uu iuu close of her life began slowly to grow - blind, owing to the viper s skin en croachiug on the eves to sich an extent that she could only see through a narrow aperture at each eye. The same thing is now happening to the brother, lie can scarcely see any object, and the head presents the repulsive aspect of a viper. In Cuautla these unhappy beings have been known as the " viper men and women." and the phenomenon is at tributed to the fact that their mother ate an excess of viper's meat to cure disease of the blood. In Cuba it is a common practice for peoplo to cat viper's flesh as a remedy for blood diS' eases. iSant't f e Jm Mexican, Minnie Palmer, the actress, is under $5,000 bonds to hor managor not to marry for five years. HOW TO LIVE IN SUMMER. 8ome Jncllrloim Advice from nn Authority, It is as yet a point of dispute whether cotton stuffs are the best wear, many approving of light woolens. For women, nothing is sweeter in summer than a linen dress ; it is a pity we do not pat ronize linens more for adults ; for children, cottons ; for workingmen, worsteds. The heavy suits of men are weighing them down in summer, and clothes of serge are far preferable to those of thick woolen cloth. Verythin silk is a cool wear. Tho heavily laden skirts of women impede the free action of movement much, and should be sim plified as much as possible for summer. So also the headgear. Infants, if at all delicate, should not be allowed to go with bare feet ; it often produces diarrhea, and they shoull always wear a flannel band round the stomach. Another important matter is the changing of night and day linen among the poorer classes. It is terrible to think that a workingman should lie down in the shirt in which he has per spired all day at his hot work. Let men accustom themselves to good washes every evening before they sit down to their meals, and to changes at night, that they may take up a dry shirt when going to their hard day's work. Frequent changes of linen is abso lutely necessary anyhow, a night and day change. This change alone would help to stay mortality among children, if accompanied with other healthy measures, such as sponging the body with a little salt and water. Where tenements are very close wet sheets placed ngainst walls will aid to revivify the air and absorb bad vapor in rooms. All children's hair should be cut short; boys' hair may bo cropped, and girls' hair so arranged by nets or plaits that air passes freely round tho neck. Light head coverings are essential in summer, for the head must be kept cool. The most serviceable dress is ,that which allows air to pass freely around your limbs and stops neither the evaporation of the body nor the circula tion of the refreshing atmosphere. In Buminer you must breathe freely and lightly; you cannot do so with your stomach full of uudigestod food, your blood full of overheated alcohol, your lungs full of vitiated air, your smell disgusted with nauseous scents, your system unable to carry out the natural process of digestion. All the sanitary arrangements in the world will do no good if we cat and drink in such a fashion that we are constantly putting on fuel where it is not needed, and stuff ing up our bodily draught, as we would that of a heating appliance. Our ig norance and our bad habits spoil the summer, that delightful season of the year nothing else. Activity, rest and recreation are weighty matters in influencing our health in summer. . We are not so well inclined for activity, and yet nothing will so much assist us as a healthy em ployment of our energies, without over exertion. Pity those who must exert themselves to the utmost in this horrid weather, and feel gratified if you need only moderately use your strength. Activity keeps the system going, the blood in healthy circulation, the digest ive process fiee from costiveness, the skin open for evaporation, and prevents all clogging of the machine. If not forced to work in some way or other bo active anyhow; occupy your mind and exercise your limbs. Stagnation will bring about lethargy and allow tho atmosphere a greater influence upon you. On the other hand, full rest is as necessary. The exhausted frame wants more recuperation, the brain less strain. the system more gentle treatment, Things look often darker in hot weather; heat weighs upon the upper portion of the head, communicating it self to the perceptive powers, and in fluences the senses. We see pictures before us, and fancy we have not the power to combat difficulties. It is said that more suicides are committed' in hot than cold weather. A healthy sleep in this hot season is worth great deal to us; try to court it, and never play with your life and health by wuiiuuy neglecting it. And what shall we say of that precious, and, as yet, so little understood phase of life, our recreation ? If there is one thing mere than another to be encou raged in summer, it is reasonable recre ation ; that exercise between body and mind which brings about harmony between both ; that periodical abstain ing from incessant labor which renders us freBher for it ; that intercourse with beautiful Mother Earth which leads us to value natural aspirations. Never pass a day in summer without some calm half-hour for quiet and enjoy ment ; life has only so many years, and during their space we should live, not vegetate. The time will come when sanitary measures and means for enjoy ing a higher phase of life will be thought of more than laying up things that rust. W e cannot here enter upon the mean ing of recreation in a wider sonse ; but it is not recreation to rush out of town and stop at some place to drink beer aud smoke all the time ; it is not recre ation to push on in crowds for excite ment out of doors ; it is not recreation to overheat yourself and feel more fatigued the day after than the day before. 1 or recreation you want leisure, moderate movement, happy thoughts, kindly company, some pleasant talk, cheerful mnsio, refreshing food and drink, and, above all, a thankfml heart that you are able to enjoy these ; then no one could say that such recreation would be against the highest religious rules of living. Food, drink, dwelling, clothing, activity, rest and recreation, all are modi tied by tho social circum stances under which we are living Food and Health. "Don't you thiuk'we ought to separate our husbands?" said a lady to her friend, "Do you not see how excited they have become 1 hey are beginning to cidl each other 'ox' and 'ass' and all soils disagreeable things. "Ohr no," was the calm reply. "Let them go on they have known each other for more Ithan twenty years, and ought to know what they are talking about." A Desperado's Triple Murder. A correspondent of the DenverJOol.) . Republican tolls how " Billy the Kid," a notorious desperado, killed three cow boys in Lincoln county, NewMexiooi The escaped desperado, says the corre spondent, rode up to a cow camp of John Chisum'p, the well-known cattle man, in the Panhandle, in which there were four cowboys. Three of these were seated around a fire cooking supper, while the fourth, Bennett Howell, was hobbling his horse, about twenty yards from the fire. Riding up to the latter, " Kid " inquired: " Are you working for old John Chisum ?" " Yes," was the reply. Then here's your pay," a bullet from the " Kid's " pistol piercing his brain at the same time. Seeing the murder of their comrade the other cowboys sprang to their feet, but before they could draw their six-shooters, that of the killer had exploded twice again, and two more of the cowboys fell. Pulling down on the leuiummg, me muraerer suoutea: "Hold up!" The command was promptly obeyed. "Now," continued Billy, "I want you to take a message to old John Chisum for me. Tell him that during the war he promised to pay me five dol lars a day for fighting for him. I fought for him and never got a cent. No w I in tend to kill his men wherever I meet them, giving him credit for five dollars every time I drop one, until the debt is squared, or, if I happen to meet him be fore, I'll kill him and call the whole ac count settled. All I'm living for now is to get even with my enemies, and I ex pect to be in this country until I do that." The " Kid " then rode away toward the Pecos, and the cowboy, after seeing that bis friends were dead, made all haste to the nearest camp, where he told his story and secured assistance to bu7 the bodies of the murdered men. W hile this story may be, and probably somewhat exaggerated, still it is cer tainly true in its mam facts, so far as your correspondent, by close investiga tion, is able to ascertain, it seems to generally thought in this county that Billy is hiding at the present time somewhere between this place and Puerto de Luna, watching the move ments of Pat Garrett, who, it is said, is about tho only man in the county with nerve enough" to follow him alone and waiting his opportunity to get in a blow at his real or supposed enemies. This makes sixteen men that are known to have died at the hands of the " Kid." Chisum, it will be remembered, was tho leader of one of the sides in the bloody war between the Lincoln county cattle men in 1878. When this trouble broke out Chisum hired tho " Kid " as a sort of lieutenant, promising to pay him $5 a day, as stated. The "Kid" did valiant work, if you could denom inate success as a murderer by such a term, killing several men, it is claimed, on the opposite side. The Mustang of Australia. The mustang of tho American conti nent has its counterpart in the "brum bie" of Australia, large herds of which exist in the interior parts of Queensland and New South Wales. These animals are so numerous that they have often been destroyed and boiled down for the sake of their tallow and hides ; and in some of the newly -settled districts they swarm in such numbers that the squat ters have to protect themselves and the pasturage against thir inroads. Brumbie stalkiug is a recognized pastime, the ' destruction of the wild horses being as necessary as the destruction of kangaroos or rabbits. The sport of capturing and taming these animals, however, has attracted a good many adventurous spirits, who adopt tactics somewhat simi lar to those adopted by the inhabitants of Mexico and South America, ine hardiness and size and strength of these brumbies are remarkable, and when trained they are of considerable value. Their progeny, when crossed with Hiuro pean horses, possess excellent qualities. It is recorded that in one year no less than seven thousand wild horses have been shot on a single station in New South Wales. ' The Chinese have6,982 ocean vessels, with an.aggregatejtonnage of 4,353,698 tons. 25 Cent Treatise ON THK HORSE ; S AMD HIS DISEASES. Contalnlniran I ml ex of Dis eases, wlllcll Bfl vcu theHynip. toma, Online, ind tJo I test Treatment of cnoli, A. 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