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s iiiiiiUfwf mum •t MULFORDA LONOLEY/ OlbM over H. Ii. Dsan% ahw itu«h TKMMI Hilt COfT, ow« Six Mown THRU Moimia IWVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. LodgM. ftJ-ANITOU Jfl ww I S*ekOa»U* rANITOU LOLKfE No.«, I. O. O. P. meet Friday evening «l tkair Hall Ollmore's Clothing .store. JKROME SWKlNHART. N. O. M.C. KIRBY.Hee. •NOAMPHKNT No. I. O. M. W. MiUMd Ml) Monday evening* k month. K. SNYI'BK, C. P. ALLACB. Scribe. CKDAR I/O DO It No. 1L A. F. A A. M.. Tlf Ion Iowa, holds regular eommuntcat lone n Wednesday trmlip, oa or before tall moan. Vltlllnt brethren weluo»»n It PuTMAl,k. J. W.OAJSAD. W.M. ILOAM OHAPTM IJ®. LAHBT.HOP. ATTORNEYbusiness Br. H. H. eTer' VtdMiItT nigfct after tall moon, weaneeoar —g ALDKN p. a. v. s Exchange Office CJIOHT DRAFTS ON NEW YORK AND CHICAGO, tor *ny required amount can Kw—wlof the snbaerlber. Alao. Rills wfeulMn I* ViU*k Sterling, on Eng- Certlflcates of Depoalt and Bank Drafts on New York, Philadelphia, Boston or Chicago flul, »a4fl»»wawl Securities pnr *1 -—nl. I,on.1on or Clarence. oa moderate terma. derrTorOiaagowtoNew Tori furnished W*. H.TDTHILL. Tlitaa, Iowa. Sept. let. Mm AT 1AYXARD. PHYSICIAN AMifrntiwia aislnt'r of IVnalonera «BO. a. rOCHT, R. 1., PHYSICIAN ANDSrKGBON. ESAMinaa of Pen«.oners, Tipton, Iowa. Realdcnce on the eeeond block east of the Palmer Home, i fllrc 'irer"Jty Drug Wtere. m. E. II IViiRIHAn, Wetael's store D„ HOMCKOPATHICatPHYSICIAN GEflN. i ifllce n«cdeuce on#th Htreet, waat of Poet Ifllce, TIPTON* loWA. WDiaeaec* of Women and Children re- I eelve special attention. Mlnee coming to Iowa Dr. I. has treated above ISO children.! •nly one of whom has died under his treat ment. April 1st. IK 47 EWftlGV, H. D., HYSICIAV a SITRGKON, Tirrow, loWA. Having lial thirty ye»r« experience •are. O.tlue, uv«f Cah'» E' Dr. K. hones to give satisfaction in all tantraateil to hie OB. LOO AW, THYSrrf A A SCROKOM Osncr»ttrac •I tlee of the profivlon hut tnskes a ape Walltv of the reel men ef all forma of cattle, hugs and sheep ItMllir diseases. Prompt xtteiui-.n paid to night ealis In town or muntrv. Offleeat Dr. Rlgg's Drug rttore. ilesidetioe at Mr. Wllhelm's. .tnr C. L. C'HAWBRKK, «. D., PHYSICIANask AND KCRGKON. has prac Insuranco. BLAIB WOLF, TOT ARY PC KMC and Insurance Agent. I West Hram h. Iowa. w 9m K. T. BICaBV, Dl^TINT To ros. low A. Office over ttilbertson's store. i 's|.lence south i[ Court House Hquare. K'fnrnctM.- ('. L. Chambers, M. I»., H. II. Maynard. M. D.. Tipton »'. T. Smith, D. D. a. f—-'* wa City ThomasCoates and E. D. Yule, larencc. nliUf UB R. F. BI BSON, E N I S »pFi: i il Inserted *r 1 lold Base. ther Celebrated ellll hi.irofi.rin ad- •ilntstered for the painless ex'ractloii of Roetns'over Piatt Carr's I/-, w 0«ce, mt- I PtinGf peslla the Court llouse. Tipton. Iowa. #y Conveyancer. A. P. GILBERT, MIVBYANCEIL AND lilt VC( HT-iM.4Jf. needs mnde out. Titles esamlaelK f?\ Plata drawn. otDce in tlio Conrt llonae with (lie Recorder. 21 Contractors A Builders. BIPLEY dt CLAPP, A Bl'Il.DERS. and Deal [,nmler. Poor*. Blln.'s and ofllce on corner of Fourth in 0:JNTIIACTORS ers la Lumber^ Poor*. Blln' av^lior And Lint' TirToM. 1 1*Ac. Ac I y 16 Auctioneers. WW. R, KNOTT, VCTtONKER Will attend promptly toselllngall kinds of property at Anc- A floa, la any part of od.ir county. A list of •Is sales will always be found at the Tirrow Aovaarina office, where thoee desiring his gervleeaean fls the dav for their sale wlth •at seeing him. 44 Hotels. POST HO( «E. YE. E. POST. CLARENCE, IOWA. A I new Hotel throughout, convenient to depot, and kept th# tn'r't* C%»£»V5ii pf owU»ro«rfl. anJ aaU. vlTnlt •ILLEB HOVBE. P. MILLER, Proprietor. A nr«t el stopping place for lioarders or travel Aca wtll ha found at tlila Hotel^on 'edar at., |imrlv oppoelte the PoaUOfflce, Tipton, Iowa. Hacks leave the House dally far Stan wool tad Wlltoa.aOleeinl-weeklyforDavenpgtt. Good Stabling attached. #tl •ILLEB HOI'iE, Stsnwood. low*. K PROPRIETOR of this llonae will no palna to make his guaata eom lo .1 re thla btsie dally (Rundav Tipton, and return. Alao, la connection 4U be taaad a good Livery. Home custom aad hrtiiw wlU batamlmad meala at f* rales. la doing so hopes lo marlt of the pablle generally. Hack* thla ktSH dally (Sundays excepted). S. N. WTLEE.PN*LWW 20: VOL. Bank. CX AS. HAMMOVD, R. H.POCRD. HAMMOND A POUND pAVKBM, Tlptai. I»w«, Will i* General Banking and Ixohui* Bttiintn. Sp—IsIsMsfiltno glvea toolset FLEMING HOUSE. North or the Otwrt ftqnare, TXirrozr. A. Attorneys. WILLIAM P. WOLF. SAimn V. UIDT, SYI.VAHIS TATES. WOLF, LANDT VATE8, ATTORNEYS AT I-A W, TIPTON, IOWA. iHtlee over the City DrugMtore. H.C. PIATT, H. CA**. PIATT C4BI, 4 TTORNEYS ATliAW. Collections made 11. invited All who atop once will oome A on reasonable terma. Abstract* of HyA iWt I-. *J1 I R. M. KIRK, ATTORNEY AT LAW. TIPTON, IOWA. Ofllce over the City Drug Store. XtvIA A. R. ftTAKKETT A TTORNKY AT LAW. A, Office In basement of Conrt Honsa. i I. L. SMITH, A TTORNEY COITNHKI.I/IR AT LAW. A and Solicitor In t'lianeerjr, Tipton, iowa The wrrl«w of Ho*. .1. T. Lanc, of Daven port xecurel when d-slred v client*. Rrfmnert— Hon. .la*. Roth rock. Judge Sth Judicial Dialrlct of Iowa. ftf Justices. JOH? A. TI THILL, TlpUwi,I..w*.Jan iRl.lMt. ftlvl*. O. W. POSTER |ITSTICB OF THK PEACE. Oollections. and other bualneaa. promptly attended t*—Office in west end of (*ulbertsou's corner tmllding. Physicians. Stabling itnd FlrM Claw Livery Attached. JOSEPH OURS. Proorotor. lay AS fitted up an office In the City Drug I IT Store building where he will eontlnue to ouy Negotiable Jfotes. Those having (nod notes from which the* wlah to realise, would do well to give htm a call. PALHER 1I01HE, RS. MARY PALM Kit, Prrprlefr««ll Hoarders and the Traveling Public And everythlnglor tlicir comfort at thla Hunt Uood mealn.coiolortalilc looms a'lA beds. Tartar Street. win i M. MrLAI'fllllJK, LAW and Ueneral 'ellec tion Agent. Will (Ire prompt atten tion to alt entrusted to him. Jlarence, Iowa. S3 C. W. ROI.M**, Good Stabling attached. Wtf Tailor. A NEW ITAILORSHOF! n. C. KIRBV, Tailor. CLOTHING lu the lateet style, and warranted to At, [Shop South Court Houae Square Tipton, lows Mtf Musical. I USTl.'K OF THE PEACE, NOTA*T Pt»- I^S «s lit Insurance Agent, and Conveyancer. I1T12JID TQf MtlUU 0ln# with Hi# \unty iMerk In the **mrt I® •P*" w J.ZIMMERMAN PIANO |MANUFACTURING CO. I Fiano at Wholesale Prices to Pri •ate Persons Vw First Clam 7-ttrtavf Pian«, B—I wai,fai niniiwiji. (Warranted for Ave yea».] |Thia Piano Is equal to thoae thai coat Ca- Tor- TirToM. I OWA. OiWee and Kestdence nppj«ll. l»» I'stiwr, Also agents for Tajler sad farley Orcsas WAKKKIKIMH 4 FACTORY Ne. MRals HU OAklPOItr, mom \ff r*~ su A IOWA. ITCHS POPULAR HOTEL, enlarged and thoroughly fefltted and re-furnished, offers the best of wromraodi Moos to hoarders and the traveling public Money or ptlai will not be spared fo inake the entertainment at this h«u«e flrst cli Good stabling on the Prtniiei All persons dealrlag eenveyan-e to Da venport, Wilton or Mtanwood, ran procure [seats In the Hacks by leaving tlielr nam— at the Fleming Houae. MIW. KLCMINO, Proprlet P. FLSMl »o. Clerk. JBtni Reed House. OPPOSITE THK RAILROAD DEPOT, WILTOM.IOWA Tnished HIS HOUSE has been reflti hy JimurH Oimtt, 1» flrst-cla I style, and Is kept second to none In the |HtaU. The travelling public are respectful- IOWA* IMOORX ft KIXMERER. Agents, 4ly TirroN" SUR- Moat Markets FRESH MEATS ARK ALWAYS KKPT AT W. PORTER'S MEAT MARKET, Just weet of CalberUon A Jack's store, lie o. keepe the very best qnalitieaof Beef, Pork, Mattoa, Veal, ko., Having had many years'exiierience In bay ag stock, he knowsjust what Is needed to •apply ths *-»r.U nf f,!i ', !o:r.fn sr.l will Uavelt en the block IKfl His prleee areas low as the iowest.and will guarantee satisfaction In every particular. The hlgheet market price paid for good tat NEW MEAT MARKET. AV1NG opened a Meat Market in ray building, nortli of the Court |nnre publle is In formed that no pain* will be I spared to keep constantly on hand the choicest II! ticed twcntv-tlve years In this leinlty, and need only a intlimaiice of the pub lic confldena-e hItherto shown. o(B.-e in City Drug Mtore. Residence on darMt.,nppoailc Reformed chnrch, Tipton. Iowa. v20nl E S E A of all kinds. My aim will be NKATNES land ACCOMMODATION. «tf R. LANGS. Painters. CiEO. O. HE\T, orsK, MIGX, WAGON A CARRIAGE I'AIS'TKit. Rooms over D. hvana' Shon, (Southeast corner Public Square, TIPTON, IOWA. The Hahecrlber respectfully solicits a share of public patron •ge. OralnliiK. (ilnrlnK, Paper Hanging, Ae., executed with neatneea and dispatch. Higon Wag Dontist. Hatlsfadlon gnuranteed. fitf ED. B. INGMAN, HOUSE, SIGN, A N DECORATIVE A I N E SSP Tll-rov IOWA, Graining, Calci mining^* Glafts Gilding, Will be done Promptly, in the very Best 8tyle, and en Ressonsble Terms. IQZVE US TOUR WORK. 1» 4 Miscellaneous. ilraiii and Stock. Mmarket L. SIMMONS pays the highest priceM IGRAIN, LIVE STOCK, DRE8HED HOGS, Timothy and Clover BBED. Office at the Rail Warehouxe, Stanwooa, lewa. RESTAURANT AMD 0AKERV, BT THEOBOXI MAOEE, where will he found at all tlmea FRESH OYSTERS, In any atyle alao. Fresh Bread, P1et,Cake, Caaltoc tlaaerf, dec., and where catmian are sure of prom^taud careful attention. Call opposite the INiat Ofltoe, Tipton, Tow#. Railroada. fpiME TABLE Joe **S#tr Hotels. OF TBS Chicago and forth Western RAILWAY, IOWA DIVISIONS. GOING WERT. BtaUona, Pacific Exprear Chicago, Clinton, Clarence, Stan wood. Cedar Rapids, Boone, Council Blnflh, locaoi 4:15 S:3S at *io pm I:S4am $tna Station*, Chicago, Clinton, Clarence, Stanwooa, Cedar R^Mk, Roone. Council Rlnflk, Mall. llfcHOp a 7:10am 7:2Sa m. Mlai S:06 I0:S5 OOING (CAST. Mail. Pacific Express A:W a in 3:45 U:.riOp|a t:tOam ifcM irn S:00 p£ 7:« H-mpis tffam hWPm 12130 am A:10am t:00p The Pacific Expr«*s train will stop at the following stations: Clinton, DeWltt, l»u don, Clarence, Htanwood, Mechanh-sville. Mt. Vernon, Cedar Rapids, Blalratown, Belle Plaine, Tama, Marshall. Boone, Mongolna Grand Junction, Carroll, Ienlaon, Dunlap, Mo. Valley Junction and ouncll Hluflh. Krelniit trains will not stop to take or leave passenger*, and ticket otflcee will not he Open to sell tickets for freight trains. No lutHsenger will be taken on a freight train without a tick ctto the Station at which the train stops. J. H. WATKINS, Sapt. H. P. ST ANWOOD.Gen, Pasa'r Agent, Clinton. May. 25th. .8TO Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Minnesota R'y. OB aad after Aucust 4th, 187), PH««ii|irtrataion Uitu tin* wUl rua v Ail town NORTH Ht. Mali Faiil mod Exp. Kxp. P. ft 7 a a u 31 I S3 a v 9 $ 9 4.1 Tipton. Iowa. 10 08 in w 19 4-® SOUTH. Pt. Paul to Ht. Lou la. Mall and top. P. M.l oo iwiit. WWtfierr* A. M. 9 l*BrRU!fOTON»r 11 V! Branch 12 (i 12 1 Mom# 12 2' Holon 1 S I EDAU HA rim 10 )i ii a is 12 J2 4J IS 1 94 Palo S ii tth»llsbuiv 3 VI nu in s a iA Port® 4 II WATKKMJO 4 (•KHAR FALLS & 04 mado to o'der. Cutting dona 2 47 ins 4 OS 4 608 6 90 .'S a 7 40 a o» A. i a» lu 4 40\ 4 OS. a 41 9 40 3 U 1 40 P&ITCHABD ft BRO. Proprietors. Horses, Carriages and Buggies to let ou reasonable terms. Drivers furnished If de sired. Horses bought and eoM, and hoarded hv the day or week. Hatlafactlon guar ah teed. tiy A NEW LIVERY, FEED AM SALE STABLE IN Tll'TON, BY GEO. S. FLEMING. At the barn In the rear of the Fleming House, may he found a stock of fine lioraes, buggies and carriages to let with or without driver, on the most reasonable terms, nlttf LIVERY & FEED STABLE, N CHF.KKY HTKKKT, between 4tli and 5th Mlrct'tg, WILTON, IOWA. Also, In the rear of the Mclntlre House. Hncks leave the Hotels for Tipton on the arrival of the mail trains from the east. Teams furnished at all hour*. Horses board by the day or week. IStf J. H. FOX. Miscallanoaus. UrCUKYK Shavi ng&If air cutting 5s, SALOON. to inform thScltlseas nlt.v that lie has o. CONWAY wlsl of Tipton and viol ed simp next door to the l.nilng where lie «'i11 lie foun.l always on nd. and will trv to please all who will luni :i -»11. Ijid't hair rut or sham pooed :tt shop or riwldence.—Ixtlig liair pur hitse.1 »nd mmle up toorder Into switches, 'iris ir waterfalls. nM BOOTS AID SHOES ARK STILL MADE AT FRBD HKR8CHFIXLD8' Old and Well Known Shop, OF ALL STYLUS, FROM THK K S O K A N A I THK .owest Price. Also, a good assortment of UBIIStHTLSMllSbCBIUlIlS BOOTS AND SHOES, tent Eastern Manufacture. Beaure and call at DITCH FRED'S for perfect fits, lateat styles, and best wear. South Side Court Home. Square, Tipton, Iowa. 8ept. 1, 'OB. NEW SHOE SHOP. firm door North of Dr. Town's Drug Store, up stairs, J. W. LEFFERS has commenced the •aaahctsre ef Beeti A Sheet to trier Mr I .offers has worked s numl.er of years for Ham. Wlrlck, and is a responsible man I a FIRST CLASS WORKMAN. Bcpalrlsg Aire kla a Call. NDERTAKING BY H. D. BROWN. Special attention given. A full line of Black Walnut and Rosewood painted QofBas on hand. Prices reasonable. Vraespt attention given with Hearse when eqctlretl. Come and see my et-oek. Sly *r a»WARD ROOLEgTON. CHAPTER XVI. THE CHURCH MILITANT. Bud was doubly enlisted on the aide of John Pearson, the basket-maker. In the flrst place, he knew that this persecution of the unpopular oltf man waa only a blind to aave somebody else that they were thieves who crie I "8top thief!" And he felt consequent ly thai this waa a chance to put hia newly-formed resolutions inlo prac tice. The Old Testament religioue lift, which consists in fighting the Lord's enemUe, auited Bud's temper and education. It might lead to some thing better. It was the best poeslble to bim, now. But I am afraid I shall have lo acknowledge that there waa s second motive that moved Bud to lliia The old basket-maker was the moat unpopular man in Flat Creek district He had two great vices. He would go to Clifty and have a "spree" once in three months. And he would tell the truth in a most unscrupulous manner. A man giveu to plain speaking was quite as objectionable in Flat Creek he would have been In France under the Empire, the Commune, or the Re public. People w ho live in irlass hous es have a horror of people who throw stones. And the old basket-maker, liaviug no friends, waa a good scape goat. In driving him ofl', ivte Jones would get rid of a dangerous neighbor and divert attention from himself. The immediate crime of the iaket maker waa that Ite had happened to see too much. "Mr. Hartsook," said Bud, when they got out into the road, "you'd bet ter go straight home to the Bquire's. Bekase ef this lightnin' strikes a sec ond lime it'll strike awful cioet to you. You hadn't belter be seen with 10 to p. n hi ii ii n oo Kirtflutb a Linton 9 Morning im I Witp«n« l« 3 fVi.rniir* JritCit 1 to a Tort Alton 10 4 rnne 11 O 11 z II 17 II 10 la u! 10 51 10 33 10 Oft 10 9 a u 4ft a so 2 a as a a 4a Nichols WEST MBlttTT a 4n a i« a si 5 a6 4 15 5 46 S 10 2 *0 s 2 0U I SB Hhfll Brink & 'lark«vll|# 4 ur*en# s Ntrhl* Rock ii HK*kfrr4 i 7 3CORA jr*TION 1 1 IS $4 IS S7' II V ii 10 4ft P.M. a 1.1 PLYMOUTH ft I.YI.F SO tnr* Al'STlSf lev* A. -i ST PAUL Is 1 00 *M*li«i|ruii tbrouch fmra St. Louis to Ht. Mac* ll««pln( cftrn, owned tod operated by acrolipBnv all night irmlns PICT'jllW)NE, WM.UREENE, i*t O^h'l Mup't. (Jeo Hup't. t\ J. IVB*. c**fl'l Tlekat Airot, x- Odar R*plda, Iowa. Livery. LIVERY SALE AND FEED Which way did you come Sbocky?" "Why, I tried to come down the heller, but I met Jones right by the big road, and he eweitred at me and said he'd kill me ef I didn't go back and stay. And go I went back lo the house and then alipped out through the graveyard. You see I was bound to come ef I got ekiuned. For Mr Pearson's stuck to me and I mean to stick to him, you see." yard. But when they reached ths for eat path from the graveyard he thought ym a nv g, that perhaps it was not best to "show .. 0 hla band," ss lie expressed it, too eoon. I N o w S o k y e s a i o y o u run ahead and tell the ole man that I want to see him right oflT down by the 8pring-in-rook. I'll keep bind you, and ef anybody trouble you, do you let oflTa yell and I'll be rnar in no time When Ralph left the school-house he felt mean. There were Bud and 8bocky gone on an erraud of mercy, and lie, the truant member of the Church of the Beat Licks, was not with them. The more he thought of it the more he eeemcd to be a coward, For Shocky's little feet went more swiftly on their errand than Bud an ticipated. He got farther out of Bud's reach then the latter intended he should, and he did not discover Pete I shall not repeat Mr. Jones' words. They were frightfully profane. But he did not stop at words. He swept his whip round and gave little Hhocky one terrible cut. Then the voice was released, and the piercing cry of pain brought Kid down the path flying. "\ou good-for-nothing scoundrel," growled Bud, "you're a coward and a thief to be a.beatin' a little creetur like him and with that Bud walked Pete was no iusignifiuant antagon ist. He had been a great tighter, aud liis well-seasoned arms were like iron. He had nor the splendid set of Bud, but be bad more skill and experience in the rude tournament of flats to which the back woods is so much giv en. Now, being out of sight of wit nesses and sure that he ceuld lie about the fight afterwards, hedid not scruple to take advantages which would have disgraced him forever if he had taken them in a public fight on election or tiaining day. He took the uphill side, and clubbed his whip-stalk, striking Bud with all his force with he heavy end, which, coward-like, he had loaded with lead. Bud threw up hia strong left arm and parried the blow, which, however, was so fleroe that It fractured one of the bonee of tbeerm. Throwing away his whip be roahed upon Bud furiously, intend ing to overpower him, but Bud slipped quickly to oue side and let Jones peee down the hill, and as Jones came up again Means dealt hiin one crushing blow that sent him full length upon the grouud. Nothing but the leavesl aaved him from a terrible fall. Jones[ sprang to his feet more angry than ever st being whipped by one whom! TIPTON, ANU ARY 16, 1873. tFrom H«arth and HomeJ I which marred the bomeliriMS of tbst Tn8 Hoosier Scnool-llaster.l f«»,ur«. championship. The good heart of I drubbing Martha Hawkins having espoused the I ..j.m ,fn4,j doubled the r«iiew up againat s tree ten fast away. Ralph came in tight in time to I the beginning of the fight, and be ar rived on the ground juat aa Pete Jonea went down under the well-dealt blow from the only remaining flat of Bad Mesua. While Ralph tied up Bud'a disabled I left arm Pete picked himself up eloW' lly, and, multeriog that he fait "eon Uid'rsble shuck up like," crawled I away like a whipped puppf. T) Br iery one whom he met, Pete, whoae lintellect seemed to have weakened iu lajrmpathy with his frame, remarked (feebly that he wa« consid'rable ahuck up like, and vouchsafed no other ex I plaiiatioii. Kven to hN wife he eoiy Isaid that he felt purty consid'«able shuck up like, and that the boys would have to get on to-night without him. There are some sooundrels whose very malignity is shaken out of them for the time being by a thorough yw| ,n cause of the basket-maker, the heart I trouble with your arm, Bud," aaid of Bud Means could not help feeling I tenderly. warmly on the came side. Blessed I* I "Never mind I put In my best that ma i in wh se life the driving of I licks fer Him, that air lime, Mr. Hsrt duty and the drawing of love impel |sook." Ralph shivered a little the same way! Rut why speak of the driving of duty? For already Bud waa learning the better lesson of serv ing Ood for the love of 0d AIIU go|og to thought of this, but if It was right knock Joues 'town at all, why might not Bud do it "heartily as unto the 11xtrd Gideon did not feel any more holiest pleasure in chastising the Midiauites thau did Bud in sending Pete Jones away conaid'erable sbuek up like.* CHAPTER XVII. A COUNCIL. OF WAR. 8hoefcy, whoae feet hsd flown soou aa be aew the final fell of Pete Joues, toll the whole atory in the wouddring aud admiring ears of Miss Hawkins, who unhappily eould not remember anything at the E*st just like it to the frighteued ears of the rlieumatioold lady who felt sure her ole man's talk and stubbornees would be the ruin of hi n, end to the indig nant ears of the old soldier who w hobbling up and down, sentinel wli in front of bis oabio, standing guard over himself. "No, I won't leave," he said to Ralph and Bud. "You aee I jeat won't. What would Oeneral Winfleid Scott say ef he kuew that one of than ss fit at Luudy's Lane becked out, retreated, ruti fer fear of a passel of thieves? No, sir me end the old flint-lock will live and die together. I'll put a thunderin'charge of buck shot into the first oue of them sooun drels as comes up the boiler. It'll be another Luudy's Lane. And you, Mr Hartsook, may seed Soott word that ole Pearson, as fit at Lundy's Lane uuder him, die.l a flghtin' thieves on Rooky Branch in HTtoppole Kyouuty, State of Injeauny." im oiu ulau iinMietl tester and faster, taxing bis wooden leg to*tbe very utmost, as if his victory depend ed on the vebemeuoe with which be walked his beat. •Mrs. Pearson sat wringing her hands aud looking appealiugly at Martha Hawkins, who stood in the door, in clost be-1 despair, looking appealingly at Bud offers to Bud was stupefied hy the old man's stubbornes't aud bis own pain, and In his turu appealed mutely to the mas ter, in whose resouroes he had bound less conAdence. Ralph, seeing that all depended on bim, was taxing hie wits to think of some way lo get round the old man's stubbornneee, Sbocky hung ou to the old man's coat and pulled away at him with many and the more he despised himself so, lentreatiug words, but the veuerabie, yielding as usual to the flrst brave ira pulse, he leaped nimbly over the fence and started briskly through the forest in a direction intersecting the path on which were Bud and .Shocky. He came in sight in time to see the first conflict of the Church in the Wilder ness with her foes. Ibareheaded seutinel strode up end Idown furiously, with his flint-lock on Ihis shoulder and his basket-knife In |his belt. Just at this point somebody could be Iseen indistinctly through the fcushes |coming up the hollow. 'Halt!" crfUl the old hem. "Who |goes there?" "It's me, Mr. Peateoo. Don't shoot I me, please." It was the voice of Hauuah Thom |sou. Hearing that the whole neigh- Jones until Pete, with his hog driver's Iborhood was rising against the bene whip, was right upon liiin. Shocky tried to hallo.i fur Bud, but he was like oue in a nightmare. The yell died into a whisper which eould not have been heard teu feet. I factor of Shocky aud her family, abe I had slipped away from the eyes of her Imislress, and rau with breathless baste I to give warning in the cabin on Rocky JBraucb. Seeing Ralph, she blushed, |and went into the cabin. Well," said Ralph, "the enemy ia Inot coming yet. Let us hold a coun cil of war." This thought came to Ralph like an (inspiration. It pleased the old man's fhiin, and he sat down on the door step. Now, I suppose," »aid Ralph, "that lUeuerai Win Held Scott always looked Iinto things a little before he went into up on Jones, who prudently changed I* ^t(ht. Didn't be?" poeition in such a way as to get the I 'To be sure," assented the old man. the upper side of the hill. I "Well," said Ralph. "What is the "Well, I'll gin you the upper side, (condition of the enemy? I suppose but come oo," cried Bud, "ef ynu a'n't |the whole neighborhood's against us afearedto fight somebody besides a I "To be sure," said the old man poor, little, sickly baby or s crippled |The rest were silent, but all felt. :*-p soldier. Come on |statement to be about true. "Next," said Ralph, "I suppose lOeueral Winfleid Scott would always inquire into the condition of his tjoope. Now let us see. Captaiu Pearson baa Bud, who is the right wing, badly |crippled hy having his arm broken in the first battle." (Misa Hawkine looked pale.) "To be sure," said the old man. "And I am the left wing, pretty good at. giving advice, but very slender in a fight." To be sure," said the old man. "And Sbocky and Miss Martha and Hanuah good aids, but nothing In a battle." To be sure," said the basket-maker, a little doubtfully. "Now, let's look at the arms aud ac coutermeuu, I think you eall them. Well, this old musket has been load ed 'This ten year," aaid tbeold lady. "And the lock is so rusty that you eould not cock it when wanted to take aim at Hannah." The old man looked foolish, sod muttered "7b be sure." "Aud there isn't auotber round of ammunition in the house.*1 The^old man was silent. 'NoW let us look st ths hicililitoran he regarded as a boy, and drew a long I ees. Here's the old lady and Sbocky. dirk-knlfe. But Pete was blind with I Ifyou fight, the enemy will be pleased, rage, snd Bud dodged the knife, and I It will give them s chance to kill you! this time gave Pete a blow on the noeeI And then thevld lady will die, and they will do with Shocky aa they please." "7b be sure," said the old mai flectively. "Now," said Ralph, General Win field 8cott, under such circumstances would retreat in good order. Then when he could muster bis forces right ly, he would drive the enemy from his ground." "7b be sure," said ths old msn "Whatort I to do?" "Have you any friends?" "Well, yes ther's my brother over in Jackson Kyounty. I nought go there." "Well," said Bud, "do you go down to Hpring-ln-rock and stay there. Them folks won't be here tell mid night. I'il oome fer you at nine with my roan colt, and I'll set you down over on the big road at Buckeye Run Then you can git in the mail.wagon that passes there about five o'clock i the moruiu', and go over to Jackson County and keep shady till we want you to face the enemy and to swear agin some folks. And then we'll send for you." 7b be sure," ssld the old man in broken voice. "I reckon Oeueral Winfleid Soott wouldu't disapprove of such a maneuver as that thar." Miss Martha beamed ou Bud to his evident delight, for he carried bis painful arm part of the way home with her. Rulph noticed that Hannah looked at him with a look full of COD tending emotions. He read admira tiou, gratitude, and doubt in the ex preeaion of her face, as she turned to ward home. "Well, good by, ole woman," ssld Pesrsos, as he took up his little band kerehlef full of things and started for his hiding-place "good by. I didn never think I'd desart you, and ef the old fiiutlock hadn't a beeu rusty, I'd staid and died right here by the ole cabin." And Shocky looked after him as he liobbled away over the stones, tnfire than ever convinced that God had forgotten all about things on Flat Creek. He gravely expressed this opiniou to the master the next dsy. CHAPTER XVIII. ODDS AND ENDS. The Spring-in-rock, or, ss it sometimes, by a curious perversity called, "the rock in-spring," wai^a spring running out of a cave-like fie cure iu a high limestoue cliff. Here the old man sheltered himself on that dreary Christmas evening, until Bud brought bis roan colt to the top of the cliff above, and he and Ralph helped the old man up the cliff and into the ssddle. Ralph went back to bed, but Bud, who was ouly too eager to put in his beet licks, walked by the aide of o'd John Pearson the six miles over to Buckeye Ruu, and at laat, after eleven o'clock, he deposited bim in a hollow sycamore by the road, there to lb, ••iw^w m* nsgu that would carry him into Jaekson County. "Good by," said the basket-maker as Bud mounted the colt to return 'Ef I'm wanted jeat send me word and I'll make a forrard movement any time. I don't like this ere thing of running off in the night-time. But I reckon General Winfleid Scott would ordered a retreat ef he'd a been iu my shoes. I'm lots obleeged to you Akordin' to my tell, we are all of us selfish in everything but I'll be dog on 'd ef I don't believe you and one or two more is exceptions." Whether it waa that the fact that Pete Jones bad got consid'rable shuck up demoralised his followers, whether it was that the old man's flight was suspected, the mob did not turn out in very great force, and the tarring was postponed indefinitely, for by the time they came together it became known some bow that the mau with a wooden leg had outiun them all. But the escape of one devo ted victim did not mollify the feelings of the people toward the next one. By the time Bud returned his arm was very painful, and the next day be went uuder Dr. Small's treatment to reduce the fracture. Whatever suspi dons Bud might have of Pete Jones, he waa not afflicted with Ralph's dread of the silent young doctor. And if there was anything Small admired, it was physical strength and courage. Small wauted Bud on his side, and least of all did ho want bim to be Ralph's champion. So that the silent, cool, and skillful doctor went to work to make an impression on Bud Means. Other influences were at work upon bim also. Mrs. Means volleyed aud thundered in her usual style about his takin' up with a one-legged thief, and runnin' arter that master that was a mighty suspicious kind of a cus tomer, akordin' to her tell. She'd al ien said so. Ef she'd a beeu consulted he wouldn't a been hired. He warn't fit company fer uobody." And old Jack Means 'lowed Bud must want to have their barns burnt like aome other folks' had been. Fer his part, he bad sense enough to know hey was some people ss it wouldn't do to set a body'a self agin. Aud as fer him, he didn't butt bis brains out agin a buckeye tree. Not when be waa seber. Aud so tbey managed, during Bud's confinement to the house to keep him well supplied with all the ordinary discomforts of life. But oue visit from Martha Hawk ins, ten words of kindly inquiry from her, and the remark that bis broken arm reminded her of something she had seen at the East and something inebody said the time she was to Boetiug, were enough to repay the champion a tliousaud-'old for all that he suffered. Indeed, that visit, and the recollection of Ralph's saying that Jesus Christ waa »aort of a Flat Creek himself, wore manna in the wilder ness to Bud. Poor Shocky was sick. The excite ment had been too much for bim, and though bis fever wae very alight it was enough to produce Just a little de lirium. Either Ralph or Miss Martha was generally at the cabin. "They're coming," said Shocky to Ralph, "they're coming. Pete Jones sgoiug to bind me out for s hundred years. I wish Hsnner would bold me s he couldn't. God's forgot sll about us here in Flat Creek, and there's nobody to help it." And he abivered st every sudden sound. He was never free from this del I roue fright exoept when the mas ter held him tight In his arms. He ISO. 8. ifered around the floor, the very shadow of Shocky, and was so terri fied by ths approach of night thai Ralph staid \n the cabin on Wednes night and Mi8, Hawkins staid on Thursday night. Ou Friday, Bud sent a note to Ralph, asking him to oome and see bim. "You see, Mr. Hartsook, I ha'n'\ forget what we aaid about puttln' In our best licks for Jesus Christ. I've been a trying to read some about him while I set here. And I read where he said something about doing fer the least of bis brethren being all the same like as if it was done fer Jesus Chiist hisself. Now, there's Sbocky. I reckon, p'r'aps, ef anybody is a little brother of Jesus Christ, it Is that Shocky. Pete Jones and his brother Bill is determined to have him back there to-niorry. Bekase, you see, Pete's one of the County Commission ers. aud to-morry's the day that they bind out. He wants to bind out that boy jes' to spile ole Pesrson snd you snd me. You see, the ole woman's been helped by the neighbors, aud he'll claim Shocky to be u pauper, and tbey a'u't no human soul here as dares to do a thing contrary to Pete.— Couldn you git him over to Lewis burg" I'll lend you my roan colt. Ralph thought a minute. He dared not take Shocky to the uncle's where he found his only home. But there was Miss Nancy Sawyer, the old msid who was everybody's blessing. He could a»k her to /^eep him. Aud, any rate, he would save Shoc/ty some how. As he went out iu the dtjs£, be met Hsunah in the lane. (To be continued.) Tho Greatest Criminal Trial on Record. In the whole history of criuiiua jurisprudence there has never p'roba bly been anything equal to the gigau tic trial which was concluded Moscow, iu Russia, on the 21st November, and in which were ar raigned oOO prisoners, upwards of 200 of whom were convicted an.I sentenced to cruel penalties. Among the accused were persons of every station in life— gray-haired men and youth, men snd women among the latter some highly accomplished and prepossessing' in appearance. All the prisoners were charged with one of the gravest of fenses in the criminal code of Russia that of counterfeiting. That code says: "The person that counterfeits the coin or currency of the imperial Government shall suffer death." Not withstanding this rigorous provision Russia has beeu flooded for many years past with well executed coun lerfeits of the government treasury notes. The prompt execution of sev era! who were caught in passing the spurious currency did not check the \\, sua lor VUv tut •»»ve years be oarue so great that the Minister of Finance was almost in despair. Offers of the largest rewards did not lead to the detection of the guilty parties. Changes in the appearance of the treasury notes did not do much good either, for so vast is the extent of the Russian empire that it takes the im perial government six months to commuuicate its decrees to the re motest parts of the country. At length, in last July a curious accident gave the government the long looked-for clue, which led to the discovery of an association of criminals of both sexes, banded together for the purpose of circulating the spurious currency, and which extended from the bleak and frozen shores of the White sea to the Volga nd the Black sea. In the course of the two follow ing months, 3,000 men and women were arrested but after a prelimiuary examination 2,500 of them were dis barged, aud about 500 were held for trial. Among the latter were six Frenchmen, of St. Petersburg, who had been caught printing the couuter feit uotes, aud a comparatively large number of women. The prisoners were all conveyed to Moscow, where tbey were confined in the vast vault underneath the Kremlin P&lace. Criminal law in Russia is barbarous at best, and the male prisoners were herded together like so many hogs. They received the coarsest of fare, and straw was their only couch. The wo men were treated but little better. On the 20tb of October the trial was opened in the large hall of the Krem n, which holds nearly 5.000 persons. The proceedings were protracted for a month, and the prosecution succeeded in establishing tho guilt of over one third of the accused. Two hundred and three of them were found guilty, among them alxiut fifty women. Sen tence of death was passed upon the French printers, and the other convicted parties were coudemned to bard labor iu the gold mines of the ral Mountains for life, or for ten ears. The doomed men and womeu burst into piercing shrieks snd bowls, snd well tbey might, for in the ca»e of the former, the seutence included bar barous flogging aud brooding ou the forehead with red-'^'t iron while the women, some°' whom were of refined descent, shuddered at the idea of hav ng t' do the most menial work for ji/e or ten years at the station houses, Where the keepers of the male prison ers reside. Iu their despair some of tbe unlortunates threw themselves upon the grouud, aud their piercing cries, mingled with the clanking of tbeir chaius, produced a truly horrible effect. Tbe excitement aud freuxy of the condemned grew from minute to minute more intense, and the Judges, order to restore quietude, bad to call in the soldiers, who, with tbeir kautschubs, beat the prisoners right and left, and then dragged them back tbe vaults of the Kremlin. KANSAS. Wichita and SadtwieU Oonaty Facts and figures tosotniksg Sheep Raising in Kansas— Aa interesting and instmetHre tfsfr ter. SKDOWICK, HABVBY CO., BAM.W| Dec. 18th, 1872. Mr. Editor Have not written anything fer your paper for a good while have been much at home during the summer, and have not bad mucb of Interest to write. Visiting Wichita iproooaoeed Wict-it-tab) recently, which ia L|ie terminus of a branch, 30 miles la ieugtb, of the Atchison, Topeka A Santa Fe R. B., I collected a few items, that wen new and fresh to me, audI presume will be to your readers. Wichita is tbs county seat of flsig wick Co. Waa laid out as a town in Feb., 1870, and may at ths present time eoutain 4,000 inhabitants. Tbe town is spread ovei 400 or 500 acree of •aud aud the principal busineea street is quite compactly built for nearly a mile in Isugth. In, the neareet R. R. point for a larga portiou of the Indian Territory, aud government sbipe supplies from here. It to aJso a leading poiut for tbe shipment of Texas cattle. Sixty to ssveoty ear loads per day were shipped fro n this point for msny weeks in succession. Wichita Is situated in the vaiUyof tbe Arkauaas, and has a very fine terming country around it. Corn so far bae been tbe principal crop, and averages 40 to 50 bushele per acre. I tbink tbe fodder grows larger here than it does in Iowa, but, in oonse* quence of dry bile, it doss not ear quite so well. I should judge that lully three-fourths of all tbs rain has fallen here, since I have beeu in the State, has fallen during tbs months of Msy, June and July. Tbe balance of the year was quite dry, both iu '71 snd '72, and I am informsd is utuslly so. I stopped over night with Mr. J, Smith, three milee Southeast from Wichita. He la the owner of the largest and best flock of sheep that I I kuow of in this partof tbe State. And as he is quite enthusiastic over his success in this branch of industry, I propose to give you a few items with regard to bis flock in particular, and sheep farming in Kansas generally. We fouud Mr. Smith feeding his sheep, aud looking after bia young lambs, which wers coming at tbe rate of about a dozen per day. Said it wae a very bad county for sbeep, aa many of bis swts would produce two Jamtoe a year in spite of bim—not by having twins but by dropping one in Dec. aud another in May or June. Had never observed this habit lo tbe east snd supposed if be were to publish tbe fact there, people would say be was lying. was a little puszied by bis manner at flrst, and supposed that he intended to aay, that this excessive production injured, either the ewee or the lambs, but be ssid notbing of the kind and I soon learned, by examin ing bis flock that this was not bis in tsntion. His June Ismbs were large and fat, aud did not require separating from tbs reet of the flock bis ewes were sll iu fine order, and young lambs dropped in tbe snow got jqp directly and did well. We were just having the first snoW storm of the sesson, some two inches of snow bad fallen, which has slnoe gone off. Mr. Smith said he bad seventy lambs only a week or two old. Had not lost a dozen. He made tbe following estimats with regard to the profits of bis flock. Hsd 340 hsad of the best grade Spanish Merinoe slieared uearly five pounds per bead last year expected they would do bet ter this year as lie bad improved tbe flock sold bis wool last ysar in Wichita for 50 cents per pouud, thought tbs msrket would be quite aa good the present season. Such sbeep as bis were worth six to tight dollars per heed in Ohio here they were worth four. Never lost any sbssp always sent them to tbe butcher before tbey began to decline expected to raise at least 100 lambs. His expenses were small led about oue bushel of oor per head, which at tweuty cents per bush si would only be $08.00. Hey was scarcely an item of expense at all, his sbeep lived mainly in tbe stalk-field and would not eat five tons of bay du ring ths winter. But if tbey eat more it was little difference. It was mere pastime to cut down the grass with bis resper snd could hire it stacksd for 60 cents per ton $100 would cover all expenses aside from care of tbe Hook, which was no great affair, aa a boy tea ears old had herded them, and a lot of cattle all summer. Tbe account stood: 1000 pounds of wool at50 oents.~$80009 100 lambs at $4- 400 00 «—y Gross proceeds $1,200 For cure snd profits.... 1,100 00 These ars Mr. Smith's figures should modify them some If I were reepona* ible for tbsin. But tbey will bear con siderable modification, and still it will remain that sheep farming is a pro oly Mr. Beecber, or somebody like him, answers a correspondent who wants to know if it is wicked to read fiction, by saying "that depends." He never newf any body to be morally or in tellectually injured by tbe parables of Christ, "Pilgrim's Progress," "Para dise Lost," "Adam Bede," "John Halifax," or "Robert Falconer." But it Is a great waste of time, and fre quently au injury to morals, to read dime novels, the lower order of Sun day school books, fulsome religious biographies, and tbe campaign lives of public men. Thie truth of Mr. Beeefc 's will be stranger than fietlon to some men. BSfsg£ St able industry in Kansas providsd there is capital and skill enough to do the busiuess right, aud on a large scale. With our dry and short winters there will be little trouble In keeping large flocks in condition without separation. Sheep require no shelter exoept a wind-break. Mr. Smith's sbeep had uot been wet, exoept the ends of ths wool sines September and would prob- not be till April. Our valleys aia rich, aud quite extensive and will fur nish abundance of oorn and hay ftg wintering. Our up-lands, large tracts of wbicb will not be profitable for cultivation, will furnish the best of sheep pasture. It will be necessary to keep the sbeep in large flocks, and watch tbem whils grazing, as we have fences, and will have none till bedgee are grown. Asked Mr. Smith if the cqyotes, a small wolf that abounds here, did not kill his sheep. Said they had net 1 killed any kept them at bay with hlg bounds. Had lost a number of dogs. Was most out now. Only bad six lelfc. But we judged tbst tbe six that went left could bunt some, for one of tbs young Smith's bad two rabbits and another was skinning a hugs wild eat thai tbs dogs had captured that day, I came home from Wichita reflect* ing that we might produce all the et* reals, all the fruits, and all the graasdi of the temperate zone that we might raise bogs and horses sad muiss, tbst our water power, and ooal mints might develop manufactures and tta$ we might export a great many things in limited quantities but that tbe great staples of export that were tS keep our balance of trade even with the world were to be, cattle aad wool. Our immense hecde of boUl, aad flocks of antelope wooM W swsft away by advancing cltrtUsstlsa, tMt neat cattle and shfep woald ba their succsssoa. I. B. WfeWIT.