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J3asgaugry g '&&?:$ "jr" "' ' .--c5"'-si. --7- "" "'JJI--1 . w . ffitng; te Bibie fiiii Mini a Volume 1. SALINA, KANSAS, THU11SDAY, APRIL 27, 1871. NOMBER 11. 0 V , '' ' I f " LW t-. 9- Jf H Y& ! V! T II E SALINE COUNTY JOURNAL 13 rUHUSIIEU EVEKV THUKSIIAY, AT SALIXA, KANSAS. OFFICK. No. Santa Ke Atmiih-, iwrlfW1' the K.l Estate offlce of MJ. Joirt W. Ifh TERMS OK SUIMCBIITIOX: O0iir, iinr ir, Oiw t'opv, tn months... 'in? , thnrr IIH-Iilli.. 110 I s advki:tiin: rates-. 1 Wrm I M.ivTi. 3Jlo". 6M' 11rK film J .ijir tl ou s uo 4 in r. i in 7 loin 9) x tjuoo ; I-naTvs,... 2 no 3 ..Juan's,... 3 00 4 squirr.,... 4 00 I column.... S no column,... li W T 00 lv iu 12 UU SHOD 31 Ml III 00 1.1 91 1' UU S3 Ml ill IW 1 w is no jo on ss on so uo won JiOOU 1 column,... 2J U0 Kl.Prl.fSoi-i!E"!j?5!!S5 si in mm Ihiukleeoluiimanilall nmnri'-"""; fch.r will I rhr.sl IIHrrn -T V- JWrtr.7 'ioar Ir1r. Where for a I.-. -rio.Jn tliiw moniiw I- mentlqsdTanrlUtx'n-urrd. i , i-riianrrd Ktiroljr .lvMtlMncnt4 ill ls-mlllM to" cluneal mrt in thrw m-.nth without wlditional i-jot. K.lar nd-iti- will ctanrrd """".M. " line for local notice and all ott-r tarulv c.nU lT line. Addnvs all comiuonlcall.m. jj. ,OI.B . i aiin. awl- Businrss Eirrctori?. .1 TTORXEYS A T JA "'. J. H. PBB'WTT' ATTORNEY IT LAW, salius. Kansas " J, H. "4BA1, ATTUKVJEY AT LAW. Salma. Kan-a. K. A. . A. WIXJIA!i ATTOUSEIS.AT LAW. Ofli. No JiS.emth St. salma. hauau J. tl. -aoilMCIt. , . ,...i. - ix i. in-, offlrr on lrin Aw., ."t of ttf 't'ims. Wis, Kan.. LOWK & HIM.F.K, ATKiKJiEY AT I.W.. No. !m Ha Fir AT-. llai, kin.", c .. Lowe ill LEU JNO. . KPIVKV, VnoKNKY AT LAW. sslmn. Kans" Will attrtid jiro.o.lr to all l.-jwl bii-iu-s rutru:sl to him in-alinr snd th adjoining romillrs JOtlS FOTKil, ATTORSKY AM) ' IKN-LU IK VT I.W. on nnl Uaini an I Land hollcitor. or lU-lcliffr ro aanlwar rforc (Am.-n V . '! oiain). A. J. IWRKKSOMi TTOUNi:v AMI I nr-KI.OR AT LAW. Offire to tionnti aril liax. Miun-nwln, anna. ill liwtij la fie e tat t.-if lurVw. m. salms, ouawanwl Ooud REALKSTA TJS AG EXT. WBLTM. BlBBIJI. KEAI. EnTATU AND WLHANCEAOKVr.sWIu. Sanja.4. PJIYSICIAXS. m. w. rKOWLisv, w. n., frATKUM:o:iMl Vol. lAV.roHes, No. EisUt . Hahnt. Kaii'M. J. TV. J-.KV,.1I.l.t HOMSOVATIIK i-IIYb'. I AMI MKHKON. Of- cr So II M1 . nai.na. , Kaiita J. . UAILY. Tl. .. jiiy.;iuian ami si:i:i.rov. x w.nta ... fUlmi. kart Fr.j-ilj- fturjfciu iu L. . Arm IIili.;al. HXXT1ST. 1IES1MT. Oiac--. "auu F Acliut, (ptair). JUXKER8. n. w. rimRKi c., UANKI.ltS tic'ia.UiM.Moiia!llH-ipltWr','r,!,7 l'ullr.1 "-Utm and E in.:i. LmIIwIhmh iul. l.it-nI Bllowrdiudru.il. lUnkini; Iiju- mi Imu Anuu. u w. mokiu J. !. n mwim J. Llllliei.t. HOTELS. iJIKaicn HIi:iK.: ; J. I.Y, rrori.iv.TiiH OiMytimodinto Coriirr .f Canta F an.l Ii.i A-nu. THlVKlFKV IIOI1I1. j Vf. TlKlM. 1'rollJrtoK. tKtrtalilf and omdao kmnm .lall"i MinnraioiH. Ottawa f.iunt , Kan-a I'KVKIC IIOI'HK. E A. MKINNEK. I'liiriurnm. fonnr Xw llatnp biivand finrRnt MrtfU. Umirf, kar..a.t MECHAXWAL. II. C, HTAM.KV, CAUrENTtlt.liril.I.KKAMHlVIItAlTOH Hiallrl.lrMnlfiin'nlitTjanl. 1m JOHN niRRIKS. IILACKSMIIIIIM: 1. ! unFinii Mrrtt, (atthiioM biwlmic aiir KM. HonitCYH, WAOOS Mklli AM i:ilAIKINS d -nc In llrat clawiattU h'ipiu mruf"!!!' Uruj.-tonr MIHTU t'M'MIIAD, OSTItAt.Tll: AMIItril.lll-U Xo l. Hullli M..balin 1. inc. fur IniiMiiw lHinto-i, for ailr. . &alin I. inc. . I tKTON , M. flUI .TUCK A M'110I.L, IILACKsMITH Mn. lu-arof No. lie -onta lf.i' roar. wina. K-na- t . !.... .,1.1 r.-i. tut J Mla.1 lUAf m im4 will nn I itmoI iu.-Uer.al. LUlfuI MtTKiurti aiHi ki tbiiii, n -iihi it- r iiiini ui'i (-.- ...-. . yricr Mkinl-..I Uit.i.rinzr-nnMl-nntu mm ftlUfKtin ctuntulttl 11i1m-i Fort -n4l ol W i hnt atnl Tmt alt at a filial 1 l:mr.'. SAI.00XS. THK LU.K NT AH SALOON. ItVUVY ll'llHN. IVTsiirron. lt.HUr.l. and U ijnora. ItrtMiki tU-( kunt.. KLKIIORM MILLIARD hALOUM. 41 TUI'HY A Oi., l'niriuTu .N. lUliinnl Ta adra att.1 rlrcjnt furuituTv. antalr A-m:t '.alma, Kuiwa. MRSCELLAXE0 US. It. T. U'ATTOS, W1IOLK- U.KAMI ltn-AIL 1IH LKIt IN iSUOU-.K. l,t, fjMeraKan-, 1 Yol l..,u., ktc , No. W anta Fr ATcnuc. BiiUineiy and Dress Making. MRS. J. MURPHY, ItralrM to mm-oncr to th-la.lit of Mlm, ttai . hAS uuw on hand and intmd to k.-i a rull nd ,u,,i,tr lock of Mini V HnniU Ordmforlln- 5 Making, Triramiw IUt, Hoi0.;, jle., proJnaaiT a:trn.lrd to. It..t. SANrAFE ATKNfK. AL1. KaN.lS. D. W. Whitehead, DEALER IX Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, SPECTACLES. Ac, Ac. ctr. saxta re ibuxu r, sauxj, a-j.v. ALL YMK.WAatBA9rn!. Watrbrt, do -e and Jrwrrj- can-fullr rrpurr.1 and rsVaanl. Yka aarfronarr.d" llir rilixM of saliiu an. virinilr i rrapcrtnUl Fvlirltrd TMESTEAlMlTJnJLE. Tlif mule tiMl on a fUaintxKit ilwk, Tlif Ininl li wulil not tread : Thev uiilkil the lialter roUml hU nwk, AimI crackeil him o'er the head. Vet finn an 1 tealfa.-t tlii-re he -tood, As though fonned for to rule; A fritter of heroic hlood Wa- that there ciissedjnnle. Tliev til-til and nworc he iMild no o. Until In- Mt inriineu ; Ami llmiiL'ti tlie alioHenil hlon "II blow. He u.itildn't riianxe hi- mind. 1 'VI l.u I 1 1 ...i tlir .loin tlifll i rittl. Thii here nmle'ii lioimd to -tay." And till HjHin the crittfi' hide With l.ihthey lirwlaway! HU ma-ter from the .-hore rcjilieil "T1iilMisifi. about to -aiU And nery other mean joii'xe trietl, Siiii;M4?yoiitIit his tail!" 'It likely that will make him land." The deck man brave though laic Appnarliii! him trith Ids outstretched haiul To tufet tliat there nmle's tail. T!.ere -ame a sudden kick ln-hind ! The m in oh ! where was hey A-k of the xiftly blowing wind, The li-h! In file ea! For a moment tliore was not a son nil, A tliat mule-xt inkeil his ee, As thimli to ak of thiHi around. Now how is that for hijrli ! ' "Cut tliat mule" throat riht away," The captain did command, ltut the noble-t critter killiil that day, Was the fi-arlos, bracdeck hand. G4IX9R USS. "Wlmt Iiil -Mr. iM-tt want?" usked .Mm. Hell of her hiiHbaiul. Site hail heeii watching the two men for nonie time lis they stood talk in ; in front of their dwelling, wondering wlmt it could he tliat interested them .o ileeji ly. Mr. Im.-U hud been urging something iiion her hu-h.iiid, which he had steadily refused; though once or twice he seemed to hesitate. .Mr. Isett she thought unu sually excited, if not angry, when hu left her htislmud and walked away. "Jle wants to rent our new house and store on the corner of Elm and JJiver street-, and olfers to pay a thousand dol lars rent." The face of Mrs. Bell flushed instantly, and a pleased light came into her eyes. " A thousand dollars! " she exclaimed " why we've never thought of over six hundred. Hut," and her voice fell, isn't it promised to Mr. Edwards, ? " Yes ; and Mr. Edwards must have it." " Hut not for six hundied dollars." "That io is the rent I asked; and or Ins business it is all ho can ntford. In deed six hundred is a good rent, and will jiay liniiil&oiuelr on the cost of this jirojiertv." "Still, Henrv, if we can iret a thou sand, we ought to have it. A thiii" is worth, you know, what it will bring." "I sett's otter is a great temptation, I will confess," said Mr. Bell. "Hut J don't want to rent the property. I don't like his business. "Oh, as to that," answered Mrs. Hell, who had a jrrcat desire to become well off in the world, "wo can't shut him up, Ions we win. uur place isut the onlv one in town, ills nusiiiess will go on just the same, decide as we mav. And I don't see that it can make much differ ence, whether it be carried on at the cor ner of Kim and "liver streets, or some where else. " Maybe not," said the husband, be ginning to waver in his good resolution now that Airs, liell spoke so decidedlv iu favor of renting the projierty to Mr. Isett, who wanted it for a drinking and liitlianl saloon. " Jtut, he added, witli some thinir of regret in his tones, "I am committed to .Mr. r.Uwards. " Xo lease has been signed," said the u ill-. "Still, 1 have passed my word to Mr. Edwards that he should have the house." " i on must get out of it," said Mrs. Hell, tirmly. " e cr.n't afford to throw awav &J0O a vear." 31 rs. Hell was resolute, and her bus. baud Yielded. It is not usual fur a wo man to take the wrong side iu this wav, Hut Mrs. Hell loved money and the world. She w. mted to got rich, ami, wo are sorry :. .i:.i... i.i i J l rci ii, iiiiiu i i.n v muni uuiv mi ncii es came. So the house was rented to Mr. Isett, who ntteii it up tor a drinking saloon in a verv attractive style. It of course be came known all over the town that Mr. Hell had broken his word to Mr. Ed wards, the dry goods merchant, and for an advance ot sjuv, rented hi new house for a drinking and irainblinir den. As this house stood in the liest portion of the town,pcopie taiKcti aj;reat deal alxiut it, and much feeling was excited against the Hells alter the saloon was iKiied. Saiil a plain speaking iieighisir to Mrs. Hell "Ttou'l! rue the clay it was done, mind what I tell you." There was something so earnest and iirophetic in the woman's voice, that Mrs. (oil felt a strantjo uncomfortable feeliin; creep into her heart. " i'eople who dig pits for others, some times (all into them themselves, added the neighbor. " Who's dug a pit ? asked Mrs. Boll, half angrily." " You and your husband, ami it is at the corner of Elm and River streets. A groat tnauv unwary voung men our sons and brothers, and husbands it may in; win lall into this pit and 1 do not see that you can hope to esrape the peril any more than the rest of us. I saw John Toiand going in there yesterday, hihI he 5- no older than your Henry." A sudden crimson, and then a quick Irenes overspread the face of Mrs. Bell. " tour hundred dollars a year will be a jKHr compensation for his ruin I m thinking, Mrs. Bell : and there is no more security for him than for any of our cuiiwren. iou have put ua all in equal jonL Bttt if vour Uenr- is entic ed into this den now. or in Haifa Hnn years hence, as I doubt not ha will l . .,, , -w- ----- . Ins mother, i.oou morning ! " Ami the neighbor went awav hastilr and in much excitement, leaving a tronb- ioi iie.irt uvuitKi ner. uiouoy win- nave oar pity, bat not h Mature look, worn and faded. Therein Mrs Bell had never thought ot this. A few minutes after the neighbor left, her son Henrv camo in from school. lie was a bright bov of thirteen. His face was animated, and lie said with much inter cut in his voice: " I've been all over Mr. Isett's saloon. It's fitted up elegantly." " Why mother ! exclaimed the boy a moment afterward, "what's the matter! are you sick : 'Ldid feel -iek ; but it's over now," answered .Mr-, liell, in a choking voice. It's -ueh ni'-c place, " -aid the boy, taking up Ins theme, "lliere are ever so many pictures, ami mirror " " Henry, toy son ! " said Mrs. Bell in terrupting lilm " I don't want you to go to Mr. Isett's. It's no place for boys." Henry's countenance fell. He looked at his mother doubtfully. "It's our house, isn't it?" he asked after a little while. "Xo matter if it is!" replied his moth er, siMuiking with some irritation. " It's no place for boys and don't let me hear of your living there again. "Xow mind, Henry, you are on no ac count to go near Isett's saloon." Her anger pushed him away and weak ened her influence over him. The neighbor bad planted a thorn in Mrs. Hell's pillow, and kept her awake for most of the night that followed. On the next morning, as her son was leav ing for school, she went with him to the door, and gave him this parting injunc tion: "Xow, mind, Henry, you arc on no account, to go near Isett's saloon !" "Xo ma'am," replied the lioy. But the very injunction proeda temptation. The serious way in which his mother treated the matter, magnified it in his thoughts, and kept it lie fore him. On his way home from school, one of Iiiscompanions said: " I've got some moncv. Let's have a glass of beer at Isett's. It's a splendid place." " Can't go there," replied Henrv. " Why can't you ? " " Mother wont't let me." "Pooh ! She'll never know anything about it. Come along S " Henry still hesitated, but his compan ion urged, and at length he weakly yield ed. The thought of her son had not been out of Mrs. Bell's mind all the morning. She felt that he was in danger, and her heart trembled for his safety. She no ted the hours as they passed, and after the clock struck -twelve waited in nerv ous impatience or Henry Io come. Af ter ten or titteeii minutes had passed, she grew restless, and feeling a vague con cern creep into her heart. "What if he had di -obeyed her, and gone to Isett s -aloon 1 It was half-wist twelve when Henrv came in, entering ipiietly by the bade door, lint Mrs. Hell s ears were quick to detect the sound of his feet. "Henry," she called from the sitting room. He answered, and came in where she was. Mrs. Bell's keen eyes detected .something in his face, "What has kept you so late?" she asked. "1 stopped at Will Marshall's to look at his rabbits," he an-nerd, covering his disobcdiciico with a falsehood. As he said this, Mrs. Bell caught the odor of lieer on his breath. " You've been at Isett's;" she exclaim ed, sharply, and with such confidence in her accusation, that the boy's self con trol forsook him, and lie turned his crim soning face and guilty eyes away, not venturing to stammer a denial. "And this, after what I said to you when you started for school," said Mrs. Bell, iu mingled anger and ili-tro-s. "John lolaud coaxed me, murmured the bov. " John Tolaud ! Does he go to your school : " " Yes, mr.'am. He sits noxt to me." A dark shadow, as of some great im. pending evil, fell over the mother. She was frightened. " I shall tell your father, of this," she said, in a helpless kind of of way. " Father goes there himself; I've seen him every day," replyed the boy, gain ing some courage. " Anv how he owns the house, and let's Mr. Isett's have it ; and I don't see that it can be such a dread ful bad place. Mrs. Hell was confounded and silent. The visit of her neighbor on the day Iks. fore, and the plain way iu which she had spoken, had startled and unnerved her. lion ller ller mind was filled with a vague dread. Evil portent was in the very air. Xow it ticgau taking a definite shape. The pit, of which her neiglior hail sjKiken, stood dark befor her imagination, and she saw- the feet of Isith son and husband on the crumbling brink. Well for her and well for them, if that pit and crumbling brink hail only been things of imagination. Alasforh'er, and also for them, that they were more than figures of speet h ! A few years, and the neighbors's prophecy that she nould rue the day the 'house on Elm and Iliver streets, had lieen rented for a l.ar-room, was sadly fulfilled. Husband and son wen in the pit ; how many more hail stumbled over the uncertain brink we can not tell: but many, ah, too many! had gone to ruin over the threshold of that new aim attractive saioon. Four hundred dollars a year in six years amounted to the sum" of $2,400. So much gained! And what was lost? Lot us see"! AVc look in upon Mrs Bell, and find sitting alone. Hvrtaco in grvatlv chang ed. Six years make, usually, hut light impressions on a woman at her time of life ; but here the change i striking, and sad to bohold. There- are lines of trouble all over her faded countenance. Her eyes arc heavy, and have a dnary ex pression. Ane room in wnicn now was sitting haa a neglected air ; and the fUrni - ,,., . Tonwhinri Something in the atmosphere of the place that saggesu til iortane. Sl risen and pm to the- window, where she stands looking out, her face expectant, but anxious. She starts, then leans her ear to listen. A voice breaks on the air, in a few words of a familiar song. Her face grows pale, and she sii.ks into a chair. " Then merrily, merrily sing ! " The voice is thick and maudlin. She hears the door open, and stumbling feet in the room below. It is her boy Henry. Six years gain of 8400 a vear, and this loss. And if this were all But it is not. Her son has followed iu the father's footstep-. The new saloon thrown iu his daily path to Im-ine , had proved too strong an allurement for Mr. Hell. Pub lic sentiment had been against him, and setting bin. self in opmsition to public sentiment, he had in the bcginuiiiggiveii countenance to Mr Isett by frequent vis its to his new saloon, and whenever he went there, he drank, of course. He went, alas ! too often. Ere he dreamed of danger, the fatal upjctite was formed and bis" feet were going down into the pit. Xeglect of business came, as it al ways comes in cases like this; and, at the end of six years, Mr. Bell was a si lik ing instead of a rising man. It took but but a few more years to complete the work of ruin. In due time the house at Elm and Iliver streets pass ed, by sheriff's sale, into other hands. Then one picceuf property after another went outof hisM)ssession". In less than ten years from the time that Mrs. Bell, tempted by her love of money, urged her husband to rent their new "house for a drinking soloon, she found herself iu poverty, with a drunken husband and a vagabond son ; a sharer in the sad evils she had been instrumental iu bringing upon her neighbors. The WorLlwjmrn. a - Xotorlftr. Some men achieve " name and fame" one way, ami some in another. Napo leon, at once the scourge mid idol of the world, stands at the head of those who believe victory is conquered by the "help of (Sod and heavy battallions;" Howard went to Heaven on the winged prayers of the poor; the stern judge in Roman story is known as a model of firmness because he sent his own son to the rack to atono for reason ; Caligula's horse, made by the brutish caprice of his crowned master.one of the Triumvirate in thegovnrnment of Rome, stands in his tory in a marble paved stall and eats oats from a golden feed-box ; the infern al Jeffreys is cursed by ail lips and in a camp-mccting, hell suffers merited ago ny for his inhumanity to his fellow; Ju das and Arnold and Johnson sold every thing but their notoriety to the devil ; Mary, made hallowed forever that lovli- est of woman's names, by lingering ut, the i rossanu being tirst at the grave of a crucified Christ ; Araham Lincoln sleeps in the blessings of those whose fetters the Almighty commissioned him to break. Florence Nightingale and Clam Barton shine like evening stars over the dying beds,suffcriiig hours and unknown graves of Euroiiean and American sol diers ; (i alileo's shout at his discovery of the whirling motion of our one horse world will lose itself only amid the thun ders of judgment ; Fulton's steam whis tle will run parallel with Galileo's shout; Marie Antoinette's timidity,which turned her hair gray in one night, wrote her name on the Tablets of history; Kansas' brave soldiers still, and will forever and aye, stand in their bright uniform, shin ing, like clear patches of blue sky iu a stonuy heaven, in and on the valley and mountain battle-fields of the war which made our Uuiiion a Union forever; ."Shakespeare wrote tor eternity to read : ttasiiingion iiiugni, aim leu me laurels with history: Madame de Stael is known fir hating XaiMileon so well ; A spinner chalked the spindles of all the spuming jacks that were above namc-sakes' grave; raust s first " proof-shoot was printed in ink, that time nor revolutions -an dim; Sennetelder's "lithograied wash ing mill is still above the washed shirt and worm-eaten Itody of its inventor; Hymn name was born, in IiSl, and will never die; Booth Is a deathless vul ture over the grave ot Lincoln; Seward is the ghost of Lincoln's abbev ; Itanium is the prince, of " what-is-it ; ' Grant the the star Sirius of American war-shy; Sheridan, Sherman and Farragut with their legions of dead and living solders, are the lesser stars that deck the vault and "revole around the common centre;" Fremont, Buell, "Little Mac," Cutar and others are the wandering pleiads ; Rarev will ride " Thomson's colt " to judgment ; Jenins will furnish him a hat; Tom .Moore will "stick the last tyjio; Sam'Patch make the last jump ; Punch, crack the last "joak;" the Wandering Jew will lie the last man ; the " Barber of Seville " will give him his last shave ; Prince Murat, (once a barber), will whet the razor on the "fllarney Stone of Ire land ;" and Tony Delight will mix the Icther; and see that the job is done up according to " Gunter ! " aava We met with this witty and unan swerable retort in a sketch of a short trip through a portion of Ireland. The wri ter is conversing with his car-driver " You are a Catholic, Jimmy t " u Yes, ver honor." " And voa prav to the Vir gin Mary?" " I do, j-er honor." " Well there's no doubt she was a good woman. The Bible says so. Bat she may have been no better than yoar mother or mine." " That's true, ycr honor. But, then, you'll allow there's A mighty dif ference! in their children.". Two wills have recently been admitlod to probate in Iondon. One was the will of Mr. Bras-ey, famous railroad contrac-i tor. " lit personality alone, exclusive of his vast landed estates, amounted to six and a half millions." The other will was that of Mark Lemon, late editor of! Punch. lie left Iwhiad ham the sum of XS00, all told. From this the rising gen eration may see thai La better to be a railroad contractor than a u literary gen tleman. Kan Is twice as lance as New York, containing 70,418 sqaare miles while the latter ttUte has imt 4i,WV. Arrcarh Eamacr. About a month ago a young min, salesman in one of the leading houses iu Paris, saw a young lady enter, to whom, during the lust eight or ten days, he had sold a number ot dresses, shawls, gloves, 4c By her accent he surmised she must be a New York lady. The stranger was very pretty, and naturally the young man agreeable and attentive. Whenever she visited the store she ad dressed herself to him, and while exami ning the articles he placed before her talked much. The day we -peak uf she w.is far lo-s communicative than usual, and after having made a somewhat hurried selection, said to the clerk : " 1 shall be at the hotel in one hour. Here is the address. Be kind to accom pany the iMirtor when he brings tho-e articles." With these words-she bowed reserved ly and liastily left the store. The young man was at loss what to think. However, an hour later he en tered the apartment of the Ameri can lad-, who invited him, !. icon, like an acquaintance of long standing, to lunch with her. Although thinking his customer's manner somewhat strange, the clerk accepted. While partaking tea and cakes, the young lady somewhat ab ruptly addressed her guest, saying: "Sir, am you brave enough to pro tect a woman against any insult to which she might be subjected Auwer me with truth and candor." " Without conceit, I swered the voung man say " Very well. You work in order to make money. Is it not so?" "Certainly." "This is wliat I wish to propose. I am alone, or almost alone, iu the world; my fortune or my actions con cerns no one but myself f wished to see the exhibition and know Paris, but I preceive that them is nothing mom dif ficult than for a woman to be in vour country without a protector. You please me, and if you do not object, you shall lie my champion. I will ropa- you for your lost time." The young man tried to speak, but she immediatly resumed : " I insist on remunerating j-oii ; this is strictly a matter of business; I regard it in that light. Accept or decline. Which shall it be?" "I accept," answered the- clerk, after'n moment's hesitation. " I am satisfied," continued the stranger, " that you am a gentleman and will 'not make yourself ridiculous by making love and flattering me, for I warn you the very first compliment you pay me ends our contract. Is it agreed ? " " Madam, I am at your service." " From to-morrow ? " " From this moment ! I require only time lo write to my employers." Ami the terms of this extraqLiinry enmpact were formally entcrcflff by the latter. The clerk was charming;' he proved himself inelegant, attractive, delicate. without all that small talk men geitmltiL delight to inflict on woman. In lact, thefj. American laily was truly delighted with the choice she had made. Two weeks ago she handed the amiable clerk a heavy roll of bills, and they separated, mutually jileascd with each other. But it happened as the lady was about to embark for England, thence to embark for America, that a commissioner has tened towards her and inquired if Aw was .Miss a. Upon answering in tin- affirmative, he placed a small box and a letter in her hands, flic box contained a diamond set and the letter a few words only, but so well chosen to express true affection that the young lady started, not for Ijondou but for Paris. It is needless to say that tho letter was from the young clerk who had taken this method of returning the money forced upon liiui by the voung lady for ht; i ces rendered (He had not given her his address, thinking the matter was ended.) He was nfd likely to have returned to his former employer. Ultimately she learned he had taken in another house a situation far inferior to the one he had formerly occupied. Probably till then she wa undeceived as to her course, for when she heard this, her mind was made up. She wrote; and he came at once. Thev will be marricsL soon. T. C. Harry, of Koec, Texas has sent to us, a letter, a silver quarter of a dollar, on one side of which is the fol lowing inscription, evidently cut with a -HMiknifc : . " Smote XT L. Crook, Co. G, Vet. Cav.X. Y. S. V." The coin has a hole iu it, and was evi dently intended to lc uciided by a string to the sergeant's bodv orclothfng. Mr. Barry, who was hirun.ff a Confeder ate soldier, and doubtless brave m.n. : n he is evidently a kind one, writes a fol lows ; "The enclosed coin ha pas.sl in to my tnre, a few days nincr, and, noting the inscription on it, I thought some of the sergeant's family might like to have it- I liclievc them is some soci ety in your State that keeps record ofl your veterans and sends such memento to friends. Your Joiuxal is the only paper I ever ee from the Xorth, and "l consequently forward this to you, think ing it may afford you a pleasure to make ome one happy by- rt-reiveing it-" If any of oar readers know any thing of sergeant Lronk, we Iiojk: they will com municate to b their informotion. ,4j ittin JAOTUtL Conversation between inquiring tran Zvr and steam Ural pilot : "That t Black Mountain? " Yc, sir; highest moun tain alxiut Lake f "eorge." "Any kry oriegrnd conm-ctcd with tliat mount ain ? " LoU of 'em. Two lovcrv went op tliat mountain once and never can.e Isvrk again ? " Indcvd '. What became of them ? Went down on the other "de! Many jieoplc tlwsr artompfiah menu as a pilrr te hi -rrri b ratrb the weak trpo-, tliat they may Is- mern leslv devoorcL " ! " Wnlrrra YsstHaatK A very valuable article, with the alxive title, apiiears in the March iiuiiiIkt of the Overland Monthly. The author seem thoroughly acquainted with his subject and his statemeut'of thetimdered aro.i of the Pacific slope will be mad with gen eral interest. The forets of the Slate ot California am estimated as covoringan area ofahout 40,000 square miles. The famous Ioug. I.is fir forests of Oregon and Washington Territo y, iiivt an esfiin ited am of about b..,M!l -.piare miles. Idalm Ter ritory i supposed to contain about :57. 000 square miles f timls-r .md. and Montana Territory alwiut ::5,000 square miles British Columbia and Alaska Territory am, however, the po-.ors of the greatest area of forest laud upon the Pacific coast, the former containing about 100,000 sqaare miles, nnd the lat ter about 150,000 square miles. Alaska is piv-ciuinel as a luuiU'r country, and whatever may lie the real value of its mineral and other nNinms, its forests alone offered sufficient inducements for the acquisiton of it by the United States. The trees forming the forests of the State of Xevada, which am at best limited iu extent, am too scrubby to be merchant able. It would thus appear that about 40,000 square miles of Territory lying west of the Rocky Mountains am cover ed with timlicr. Hut to pm-time that the whole of this isaluable, or that all ot that which is convertable into lumber or other marketable material is accessible, is erroneous. Thousands of these for ests are omposed of trees small iu sir.e and of inferior quality, and consequently of no comnicn i.i value. Mtithofit is also situated in localities distant from the sca-boanl. This will continue to re main untouched, unless other sources of wealth, offering greater inducements for the construi tiou of artificial means of transit am develojiod. Accepting, how ever, the hypothesis that an equal quan tity of manufactured lumber can be oh. tafned from every square mile of our woodlands as is obtained on the other side of the Roikv range, the total quan tity of timber at present standing on our shores mav be estimated as not exceed, ing 00,72,542,!IS, square feet, To ob tain this result we must of course, as sume that all the timber growing on the coast can be converted into lumber. We am next led to inquire bow long will these forests last at the present rate of consumption ? The present number of saw mills on the coast am estimated at about St 10. These mills jMis-ess the ca- pacify to produce about 7,000,000 feet of lumber per day ot ten working hours. Allowing, however, that the aitual quati titv manufactured does not exceed I-,- 000,000 of feet per day; by this means of consumption alone our vnl ire forests will have disapKarcs, unless renewed, within the short icriod of sixty-five venrs. fa lalrrraliug Erralalwrare of Jsaa Irtma. A correspondent of the New York Coitiniorcial Advertiser, writing from he Cat-kill Mountain house, "ives tin fiiWKring rominiscoiicu of old John Hrowu : . During the visit on Monday, Rev. Newman Hall was more inquisitive ill regard to John Hrown than concerning anybody of this louutrv. He holds to the notion that John llrown hail mom to do than anv one man with bringing the irrepressible coufliit" to a decisite risis. He seemed to think it strange that he was executed trauge that he was not rescued Ix-fore execution. Them happened to be at the mountain house a gentleman who had known John Hrowti many years ago, and who told this anecdote : "When 1 was a voung man," the gentleman, in substance, aid, " I was brought into certain lniiin relations with John Hrown. The first meeting with him I never shall forget. We " came together at dinner at the same farm lioii-c. I had liccn taking lessons in scientific boxing, nnd prided myself on inv skill in '-the noblo art of pugilim". John Hrown came to the ta ble, a plain, rough man, quiet of ' h, without a coat, and with shirt slcevs rolled up, showing a brawny arm. It ocitimd to me that hem wa an excellent chant for me to show tb u'K-rioi'ily of science over finite force, or, xTbap- I ought to sav, ot art oicr muvlr, and 1 liegau to pit k a quarrel with the fellow. I alluded to the iilgarity of coming to the table in one's shirt sleeves. 1 made -harp hints at -oine awkwanlue; but, failing to provoke my quiet victim into nuycXciiemntc, I finally challenged n;rn for an outright fight with our fi-tn. Promptly he accepted my challenge, and added : " Young tnan,-there i no belter time for anything than now ; let us go into the yard and have it out." So we went, and I had jut oi-rd my self in the lst pugilistic attitude for e. ther defense or offen-e, and was think ing, "what an admirable-attitude I hare and it won't be belotiglwfon 1 get a blow which will M-tt'e thi man, when some thing .truck me brtwmi tbecyc, which I had jii't the rncro-t joFlit to think was the end of an iron pump handle. The next I wa ewnw-iou. of an effort Uoten and I found tny-sdf supjoirteil on the arm of a brown-Ow-ciI man, with his Ie-Te rolhsl ut, who aiiL My friend, the lcst thing to le done for this is to lay j piece of raw l,ccf on it," - i a -a Publishers and authors arc not always Balers! enemies. When Marian Evans had itmplcfed Adam Hssle " Jie was little known and i. glad f !! it out right to the Rhwkwooda fur throe haa drod jue!. The novel Lad sack a great aoctt-ss that the frm afierwarJ gave her fifteen hundred j.ooTd. awldi- Uo real. The pnnrs Dorad I.ti-na, is a4ud to Is; th tno-t learned woman in'lhe world, pad and .peaks f ftnen laiiipmn , has wriw-n novrU, fcUtorirsl, i!oayphia4, a.vl t.iblohrgi-Tkl icm. U an lvfinrary ras-ml-rr of tea mmitmlis and Isssrncf Mrirti(s. aod IS Stl aud to at ntHti gil-jukii. f - jraacMsthrhrtl. A tall awkwanl looking cliaKJust from the Green Mountains of Vermont, came on hoard one of the splendid North Riwr boats at Albany. Iliseuriisity was am aziugly excites! at once, and he commvit cei pvping,"a.s hecalleit it, into even nook and corner of the loat. The cap tain's office, the engine nKim, the water closets, tho barber shop, all underwent his iitstcction ; and then lie went on dc k and Mood iu amazement at the loser li-ani, the chimney, and the annus fixins," till at last he caiight ight of the bell. This wasbe rowmitg uouder. and be liewerl it from eery position, walked round it, got down on his kuic and looked up into it, and exclaimed: " Wall, raly, this boats the bell cm our meeting hoiiso a darned sight ? " By this time the attention of the enp tain and several ot the i.issng.rs was M t nil tod to this geuioiis. "How much would imi ak afvlhsr to ring this bellr" "A'ou may ring it for a dollar, sir," said the captain. " Wall, its it liargain, all fair and agreed and uo backing eout " " It's a liargain, sir," said the capUtin. Our hero went dclilierutcly nnd brought a seat and tiHik bold of the Ml roH, and having arranged everything to his satstu!ioii, commeutvil nnging slowly at first, and gnulually fistur ami faster, till ocert Ixsly on board thought the Ixiat was on lire, and ruslusl on ds k sc maiuing with alarm. There stood the captain, nnd them sal the Verinonter," ringing nw ay, first alow and then fust, and then two or three tups at a time. The passengers began to oxjw. tulate, the captain said it was a bargain. Hut the passengers liecame urgent that the eternal clamor should Is lqqs. All the while there) sat our hero- undi turled, ringing away, mom ways than a cockney chime ringer e er dreamed of. At last tfie captain Is-gan to tlunk it was time to stop the simpleton, but his niisw er was : " A fair bargain and no Uu-kiugcout," and rang awav for dear life . "Wcll,"safd the captain, "what will yon take to stop ? " " Well lap'u I shatit loose nothing if I lake fue dollars and a Ires? ptusing t. New-York, but not a darn cent less. " Well, sir, walk down into the olHcit and get your money an. I a fns jsessngo ticket," ausweresl tho captain. A tardea. A home should have a garden ofaonui kind attruhesl to it. However poor tho house may be, a little plot of garden in front of it, where, green vines am limb ing upward info the sunlight, wberv hirds, and hecs, and ( hildmii love lo gather, and the pa-.er by pause to look with interest and pleniim, giving it a far mom homishke and attrartiea.HS t than it can otherwise have. Many an ordinary houc, with n well kept and tastefully arranged garden, pro-vnts n far mom pleasing and attnutice smbt ancothau a much co.tliermaniion whf bare walls have no variegated wiling of natural beauty to give completeness ti the picture . It i siijiristng how nine I. a few flowers set in the window add to the cheerfulness of the room they adorn, and the hoiue-likeue'.s of the house as seen from the street. A few honey sink les or w.MHlbines trniliiigs oxer an arlsir or along a bouse eall, alter the aapcs) af tht pl.-u-e at oiiiv, and e re-nte an impnsas ion favonddo to its inmate. This i- the time of )rnr for making preparations fir the siinimer irarileii, nnd we advise our fair friends in (ar ticular to span no pains in having iib a plot of -oiiio kimi, iu which they can work nn hour or two nn-ry l, fr lb lieallli tliMl (siiues from the earrcia. slid the .invi 'oration siiih coiitai t with un til re ulwnj - give-. Ery child want n gapien, and whenever it ! jHwible eeu the smallest child should hale tie pl- lire of planting a few mssI ami -ssd-; fbcin grow, wis-k by w-k, until Im lecf Mimcihiug of the fs-auty and my.tery them i iu natum, and falls in lovr willt her method, rn 1 law. Theganlcn la the best of nuriMTies, and it ncsln only titie lact and mu.tcry of nalum'n art lo make it I be lies' of rli'ils. It would l-i well Miuld it Im so arranged that in I'm umruer time the tnblo is.uld lo Minis. times spmad u)ii the lawn, exchanging fhewiMtb-n rct for one ofjrefi gra, and the afii turned '""eta re nftliediis ing room for a fine laudM-sp rl.iblo from almost every Mintry home. Tb" ganlrn is merely ll" frame In which home is Mt, and flic mom Is done to make the setting Ix-autifnl the mom shall we tirize and enfoy the jewel it contain. Tlic omginal Mrs. Partinatnn w a mc-talde old lady, living at Hidmoath, im Deronahlm, England. Ifer cottaifw was on the l-arh, and th Incident ri whicJi her fame is lia! J. Ist tbl In a passage (mm i!m prs?h of Sydney Smith andTaantift, in Umj year lCtl. tm the Lopl' mjestlon of lit- ItVform4 Bill : Tlic attempt of th Lords lo stft. tin irogr's of the trfitrtn mnintU me very forcibly of iIm- grt-at stona M HUUltmOt, and of 'the mfiJiwi of lbs exrellent Mrv. Partington on that loi. In ths winter of I "SI them net ri a grrat "! upon tliat twrn tb Uds nai to sn'r. crnlible height, th ware rastV-sf In upon tl lvaa-s, snd rrrry thiatf was thrraleiist with destroHiow, In tas rsfd.t of this saMimrand UrfWs isvrra, Dssve Partington, Twi Hrtf wfsm tit Ixstsh, waa sssrfi m tlmd'aWsf fsTS-rkOSMa, with mop and jaaitens, traadliiHt; hsrr mop, iar-sitig iwttlw wassr, asvt vigorosisl r poshing sway tam Atlasilie Oeeaa. 'rhe Atlantic wan roam L Mm. Parilagtoa'a irit mm wfv Btw I ass-d not teUyo thai ths- mush raa ai-q.. The AtUnlieOrswi Insat Mm. nuiJaris-a. Mr waarxrells-nt at a ioy or a a Mil; Ut .o shotiM ao hars- mcillssl wmV a !,,-...- This syswrli miiai4aml la the riillssrMsl Wos nj -Hifaey wmi.w works m4 as this U, w lilsrre. tiaw Mfa. rarttaiVm s m SKBWSns. (Ikt nnaaoaisiiaiii , oraawf mw( ha sWa Srdcy Smith.