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.r 2C - -I - I II s i;Ull III! .11 i 1 r ; ' . i 3 v '.3 i: - M 1 f ? ? T ' "j - y . a J" .1 - ) .1 .i. . J A.!. ; A Familv Newspaper, Devoted to Homo Interests, Politics, Agriculture, Science, Arty" Poetry, Etc. 1 ' - . ' j . . . . - VOLUMEOQIT. 1 t 5- ' - AVELLINGTON, O., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1879. '. : . NUMBER 10. BBSWaWAWawawaWawaWJBWawawaWWawawawawawaWawawaWaWawawawaWawawawawawaaWawawawawaWjawaawaWMaW 'J ' PUBUSHED EVERY "THURSDAY, BT ;TY. HOUGHTON Ofloa,. Bid rfrnblie Bum TEBM3 OF. SUBSCRIPTION - J ay. one year. BP s U nas peat withia toe iww... j BUSINESS DIRECTORY. - Attaraay, J. H. DICKSON. Attoraey-st-Law, WaUlBgtaa. Ol mce m hh naiKrrag, xa boot. W. T. BERRICK. Aitorsry ud CoaiueUor at Lav, BibmisIcTs Block, as Boor. WaUlagtoa. O. Johaasa WdLeaaAtrarBerB aa C ll.i at Lew, Xtyrta, O. Dflce Ho. X. Maasey Block. J. W. HOUGHTON. Votary PsaUe, - Ode b Beagntoa's Drat Stare, Wat aid Pasoc our. ARTHUR W. NICHOLS. Kocarr Fabae, lau CnnsetloB ifot, Bnilnrw, umil tm my earn wm receive arompsettaatloB. TTtta ilnhmna BTnT sea. No. S M - Block. K'yrls. O-t . DR. J. RUST. BoBMrapathlst. ' . oBce, West aide fablle Square. aad DB-B. HATBAWAT. Boampattrto PkTHeam ul BnseaBw Me mt ilJf WoUMd SoatH Mats Street, WCUaftoa. O. ' T. MoCLABKX. M. D.. Phralela sad SurgM Call, from TlTtax aa4 country will raedr prompt at- teattoa. . Oflhw la M atory of O. M. Stroa' amr boimm. BatkaidwotUbartrBtfwM, Weillattoa. O Swmtlat. 1m P. HOXBBOOK.' Sariaoa DentlW. Ofloe la BcBcdlct Block. . . . Flomr, Tmmi. to. -H.'B. HAMLIB,' Demter la Flowr. reed. Grata, Sat da, Salt. Bto. Warcaoan. - Wert Maa BaUroa4 Btrtct. W.lllntoa. O. TIBST NATIONAL BASK; WelllactoB. O. Doe a (cawral k-VTa aaalarai Bar. aad aclla N. T. OoTenuaeat Boada, Ete. S..8. Waracr, at B. A. Horr, Caahlcr. Faotocrapber. eaUsry la Ar- aaTi Block, Wnilmtna. O. Brtaff yoar printing to tbe Katerprlw OIBea. An taiai nf arlaUac dna Matiyaai prompt It. Offlca J pm std Pmbaa tanar.' over Hoacntoa. Drat' vBtarar x awr n r KJrUxa. Sadvrfet-and Rararas Maker. ' Tbe beat mlana aaipiojea. aad oatj lb beat Mock aacd. AH work doaa aader mj aaperrialoa. Aonk Hoa MackaaleStrent. . - , "W. H. ASHFDBD, Maaafartarer aad dealer la Boat, aad Sboea and all kind, of flnt daascaataai wwrk. AJ1 work and aiatartal. folly warraate BaarA atd. at Uberty Btrret, WeUlagtoa, O. B. V. eQODWIK. Tao lan.nce Acaat. wtn ka atora, vaera aa win be plwi to aee hi oM a.ilT aaytalat la al Baa, ataadard roaiptlraaia I aad aaid at bat ateaer. SaMfb If yea waatadra maiSaara. Hair Cat. or Soaar aaxcaaatBMaaaaVaOcX. Bbarlms SalooB. lAert Hair BaworHtra., . W. aan) keea the beat braad af Baaota, aad wanma$ an.v Baaora boaador rroaad to order. - X. -s-r . . i B. T. BOBL5SOX. Mm WBIXIKSTOV JlAMTMk. KIU. btaaalailaiei i ta Baaa. Daora, . BUada, Breekata, Baa- rroa. OBlce. aear raU- aWr Tard. H. VADSWOBTH SON. Planta Mm. SeroO Bavtac Matrhlac Planlac etcL doaa ta order. Daalera fet Lanber. Lata. Shlaalea, Doon, Saab, BUada, MeakBasa aad Draaatd Lanber af Yard aaar HaaUla'a Deed Stan, WeUlagtoa, Ol Ta-arwlr. X H. WIGHT, Dealer hi Clocka, Watebea, Jewelry. Gold rena Bta.. Saoa la Hoacbtoa'a Tallsra. " H S. HOLLXNBACH, Mercoxat Tailor, la Unloa Btoek. Booat . , A. 8. POWXB3 Mat of ClotaaawJ Tailor. A See ant- which will be Bad. taaraartaaM aad at reaaooaWe prlcea. No. X Beawileri Block. aataln. i Meat Markets. . . B. 8. FULLEB, Dealer la Ttrth aad Salt Meaav Bjnlnaaa aad Pork Saa-aaa. Blsbeat atarket prlea aaid lor Ban at, Swnep, Hoo, Hldea, te. Market, MOBBHOU8B MINER. Dealer ta an kind, of 'Cat Meiav fiaah and aill.'w abetar quality thaa aa. kemlirfia. beeaaald la.Wamnotoa. We hara a aew p. teat cooler and all. Um appUaaceafor dotasa SiW ill baataeaa. Oar yrleee are ao blcberOua etaetecaarca for mfarlor Bteata. Market Bank Urf BtalUea. WM. CUSHION SON, Urny aad Bala Stable. Caoie. taraoata faraUhed aad cbargea reaaoaaole. Sooth aide Morhanlr Street, oaa aoor eaat of Amert- a. bl pxtota-i ' nn vj .11 1 I'l II m a- i i V09TB; ; WABirKK, Urery aad Sale Stabta. Wm rlaaHei aaddataoata at raaeoaabte ntea. tmcm Booth a Liberty Stiaefc lOj -! I . .4 w J.P.ETDT. Baker aad Grocer. Preah Bread, Cak aad Ptcarrary day. AJeo acboace aad complete ae iil af Groearlea. Vaaafaetares aad Bella, wholesale aad retail. Candle, and Confectionery. Wait Mae Berth Mala Street. - , Cijpuw aad Tel i North aMe of Liberty Street. a. a, ataaaia, . i . ETEIMCTT ST ABB hfaBBfaetarlaa Caemtata, aad Wheleaale aad BetaO dealer, la Draxa, Meat- ch aad a faa nae of NoUoaa.aad ITranl Soar aorta ataaubeny Scraec - tlBBB raakv ,1a ttaaa. Laataer. IUitaUa. Lata. Cbeew aad Battel Boaaa. Scroll aeaai Malablnt aad PtaaiDsaoB.a. in. D. Iw WaiVrwei lb. mdDaaaW - A. P. DmOCK Maaafaetarer. Who lea. la aad Ba tao daahw ta Capua. Tobaeooa, ate. A aae mart aaeatalwaya heat a amk at knrart caak prlcea. SEED-TIME 4XD HARVEST. Beneath the dark November ekr, ' ' With tb. cold rain fallm drraxilT. And tbe bleak wind rnnaainf aau ""'d The aeed o'er the land ia caat: In tbe arare-like furrow, the eraia doth lie TlU the weary raontha are peat. . , .. J In enrline mist and frosty air. And weeping akiea. it lieth there; Or buried in the vtiowh; or bare ' ' I To ewery wind that blowel 1 And nisht'a deep dWbieaa. like deapair, Hanga e'er it wbjje it growa. - . It trowa ia apite of clond and bleat . . Ami .alien rain, descending faat; " -. .1 And now-wreath. thickly o'er it east, ' And tfannd'maa dark 'nine alciM. - And every tempest, roarina peak. , otmidtbena it aa It lies. Anon, a kindlier aea.na shine.- Warmth and light the spring's soft signs. rr iui many a Deaauooe twines The hnait of irw dh; ' And tbe grain, in delicate, emerald lines BpnngB op, a fairy birth. a Then sunny months. In swift career. Bring np the lusty ripened ear; And tbe golden bsrrsstime draws near And the resner whets his sevthe: Till on tbe day, tbe rich sheaves rear Abeir abapas on tne laodaoapa bUUae. Sown In the dark, old, desolate dare Reaned in tbe annahine's mellow blain Tbns. in the dim and won'drona waya d rate, are toe areas ox men Sorrow and trial, defeata. delate. I ,w- .1... il. , Most teat tbe heart', aspiring claims Bnt ererr jnst and nohM aim Bhallnsss tbe ordeal, clear of blame; Ano ut the appointed hour. Bring forth its fxait of wealth or fame. Of knowledge, wisdom . power. Ia the winds af acorn, the storms of hate. in tbe darkness of bone, deferred foil late Through days when the world ahowa desolate. Meat sleep the good deeds thoa hast done. FatieaUy labor, patiently wait. Thy week ea.ll sea tbe ana. That which waa sown in the wintry air, Phail blnasom and ripen whaa skies are fair; - loottgn uune anooja be many an aaxtoaa care Cre the harreat ia satherej in . Be atoot to toil, and steady to bear. :' abb Deart tnat is tree anail win. ZEPH PARKER'S STRATEGEM. "Sleenv. babvfaoed aat o mot1 Air they ! Baby -faced enough, yon bet; but I tell von. sirree. that I believe they're 'beout born with all their eye lee in cat m tneir oeiesaai jaws; and yew're got to get np airly, sir, if you want to taKe in a uninee: ' The speaker waa a hard-faced, hoi low-jawed gentleman, in a glossy black suit, which fitted him Tery badly, and ue rem ark waa made in the smokine- room of the ' Continental." There he was to be seen daily, and he waa sup posed to have " given the speckylators fits in iles;" in other words, he was be lieved to have made a fortune in petro leum. - At all events he had plenty of money, and was very generous in the spending ol 1U -- : lit oonveTsatioQ had turned on the vexed Chinese question, and he had struck into tbe discussion. 1 reck'lect," he said. 1' thee was epn rarrer. ue was a deep no. was Zepht "He was long 'o me .and a few more np to Nevada, jus 'beout the time of tbe silver craze. Tha boys had been , washing for gold; honestrlika. neow cittin' it oui- o' Dockets, neow outer the stream; and when they'd done with a bit o wash dirt,' and gone oft to another claim,, Miater.Waab.ee Washee Chinee would come and go over the dirt after them, and be satisfied with what, he trot. . Then come the aUver craze . All on us goes off and lease all we d made in gold, gits no silver, and comes back disappointed to try after the gold again. ...... uuess we mifirnt trv and try afain. but bo gold could we get; and all 'beout us waa them smooth-faced, pie-tailed Chinamen, gittin on prosperous and contented. . . .- "IteUvew. said Zeph. I shall eo and murder one. o them smilin' teav pots. I can't stand it much longerf Ahia here was in our bit of a tent. where we were trying to make our selves happy, play in' - poker on credit and keepin' no account.' - " What forP I sea." ' "WhatforP cries Zeph. Dew Yew think that I, an enlightened sittersen of free, country, am gwine to set down and be robbed 'o my mess o' golden pottage by a pack o' smilin' washer woman-faced opium smokin celestial Jaoobsf No, sirree, this dog's gwine to biter But I don't kinder see what this dog's gwine to bite fur,' 1 sea. . Tea pot ain't done nothin to you. . MAieys,' ses epo, teuinir on the barrel as had been his seat, 'things has come to a purty stand pass with us, neven-s tney r Kigbt, old hoss, sea some one. hammerin the chest lid as had been our table. lias any man here crot any tobao- cor aesZeph. . or "Has any man here trot any old Bourbon whisky P " or -'I ' Has any man got any dustr , "Nor " Any flour, or pork, or boots, or new blankets?" No, no, no, nor "Then them Chinese has.' contin ued Zeph; and what I sea is this as it is a sin and a shame to let a pack of heathenish cusses like them teapots, as never goes to churches nor listens to parsons "i say, z.epb. aez some one. when did you go to meetin' last?' Never you mind,' sea Zeph. and don't interrupt a man as wants to give you suthin' to eat, A set o' cusses, I sex, as never goes to meetin' and Jieves in nuthm' but ioss-housesti I say it's a sin to let 'em be gittin fat on our land, while we're as thin and starved-lookin as as aa ' As ole Zeph Parker himself, sex TomPaggins. -n. :--ir: 'i " " Wal, ea thin ea I am if yon like, sex Zeph. . , . . , .. . This Js all very purty, I sea. but we can't go and take a claim from the teapots, Zeph; nor we can't rush em M4 annex the dust and nuggets"theyve washed out. " No,' said Zeph. winkin' one eye: but we kin strategise 'em.- ! t "Howf I sea. 'Don't kinder see it. .They're too deep to be done; ' V Yahr sex Zepb, they're 'beout ex deep ex a two-cent plate. Give jue the means and I'll self the lot and put a good pocketful o dollars or dust in every man's pocket six on usr "But what means d'yerwantP I sea. i. . 'One handful d' duet, sea Zeph. . And where are we to get it?" aez TomPaggins. - 'This how, says Zeph. Morrow mornin, every man hyars got to go round the camp and cadge. Tell the boys we're hard up, but we've got a good thing on. They'll subscribe a lit tle all reound. Yew see if they don't.' r Well, we'll try,', sex we; and we went to sleep hungry and got up rave nous. .. - - . . There was nothin' for it but to go to work, and off we went, getting back to our tent about eleven o'clock, when five out of the six had got a little gold dust, I was the unlucky one, being, a bad beggar, and bad got none. . . .. I Now then!1- sex TomPaggins, as soon as the dust was all put together ' I let s no up to tne store and get drink. ' That yon Jest wont, sex Zeph, grinnin. I'm kinder srwine to throw all this here dust away I'm gwine to, sow it, boys, for a crop ta come up.: ''We all crumbled, for we were al mighty hungry; but we all had a kind ol trust in 4epn, and gave way. . '. ' Lookee byar lads,', he sez; 'it' jest twelve o'clock now, so let s go round and eit a mouthful wnere we can. - ' Let's go up to Billy Bolly's store. and as, mm to give us a square meai, and stick it up, I sez. He'll trust us. Think he would f sez Zeph. " Sartain, I sez, if you show him that gold, and tell him there's some- thin' good on. "And so it was: Bill, on seeing that gold and hearing as we'd got sometbin' good on, gave us a tight square meal, and a taste round o Bourbon, endin' with the cheerful remark: I shall take it out o some o you if this here ain' squared up.' i "That didn't make a nice dessert for Bill was a wonderful clever fellow. and would think nuthin' o pluggin a man; so we Kinder sneaked outer mat store, feel in' oncomfortable. " It's all right,' sez Zeph, laughing. ' Come on, boys, and get yewr tools.' We took our tools then and went off up the gulch to where a strong com pany of Chinese was at work, and they watcned us curiously as we began pros- pectin' about, washin' a bit o dirt here and a bit there, and always goin off uiscunteniea ana sour use, mi we came to one place close up to the rocks. where it ran sheer up 400 or 600 feet: and after working with our picks a bit, we begun to wash the soil in a pan. gatheriu' round it afterwards an know- mt mil U n tw.A K a . a n. Wa Ur teapots had an eye on us. U BU .uu uuiv fcus uuu v. VU1C V bua Then we washed a bit more earth gravelly, quartzy stuff it was and Collected again; and then we grew ex cited, and began to dig faster, and to wasn more, and examine what we nad done each time arter pickin over the pan, thro win' out the rubbish; and when this fell, yew could see a few specks o' gold dust glitterin in the sun. while what we got went into a leather bag as Tom Paggins held. We marks out this here claim as ourn!" sez Zeph out loud; and, takin' a shovel, he chops out a bit of a rough trench, Inst to show the extent we meant to hev; and as he did so first one pigtail and then another comes up to watcn us, and l saw mem look at the specks o' gold in amongst the refuses we had thrown over the side beyond our claim. ' No goodee, washee washee, Meli- Mn mani oof Ana iiinfff atojl Bmilm1 cuss. - No golee, no roleef " O, no; none at all. Mister Teapot,' sex Zeph. . 4 Jest yew keep a bit further Off, or' . . . .. -.. i " He touched his six-shooter, and the Chinamen scurried back a little ways, while one of us fetched some water, ni vt IwMran tA wnah .nnthar iIiavaI. fui of eartS. 1 It pans out finer sez Tom Paggins out . loud, as we all gathered round once more, and the top refuse, with specks o. gold in, was thrown away again. . " we kept on at that for two hours. and with Zeph to manage, we washed out that little lot o gold we had bor rowed about four times, but it was a good deal less at the last than when we started, for some on it was sprinkled in each o the holes we made, and half a teaspoonful o' dust was lyin' to waste in tne re ruse. 'All this time the Chinees were comin up from their bit of a camp. about a hundred yards away. Zeph was awfully Jealous, an kep' drivin em away not as we were skeartol em for they're a quiet sheepish lot, but to keep up the play. " Then half on us went down below. and got our tents and odds and ends, and set up as if we meant to stay: while the others went on washin' and pickin' steadily, gettin four Chinees to fetch water and to do a few rough jobs in movin- quartz blocks outer the way. "Somehow or other, there were a few specks o' gold under each o' those blocks that the Chinese carried off; and when that was done, Zeph gave the smilin' chaps a bit o' gold each, and sent one of 'em with some dust to buy tobacco; - : " It's a workinT sez Zeph to me. " 'Think son sex. - " Wait a bit, old boss, and yew'll seer ... "That night, after we'd been a bit nasty and threatenin to the teapots. who kept leavin their work, we could hear a deal o' chatterin' go in' on; and bime-by a kinder deppytation of six on 'em comes up, headed by a smilin' cuss who looked like a big fat boy. " Neow, then.' sex Zeph, tell you what; ef yew don't make yew'resefves skeerce, t her' 11 be holes threw some on yewr .. ,i " roor Uhinamanr sex the big fat fellow; and be puts his bead on one side and smiles his head half off. Then other five says, in a sorter o' whinin' sing-song chorus, 'Poor Chinamanr and all half-smiled their heads off. " Don't want any to-day. sez Zeph. HookitP ., ., i .. , krf .. ...... We all sat smokin' and lookin' on. and every man with his hand on re volver and bowie, as - ef we was sus picious, :?. .,. j,Di ...... -j. i .-. roor Chinamanr w bines the big 'nn again. .: ,, , . f.,... Don't want any. 1 tell yew aarain!' roars Zeph -savagely; and the 'deppy tation only holds' their heads on one side and smiles. ' i - ' Air yew gwine to outf sex Zeph. seizin' number one by the tail, when he goes down on hia knees, and others the same, rabbin' their, chests, and wag glia their heads from side to side. Why don't you speak out? sez Zepb. "Meucan man let poor Chinaman washee washee? sex the fat fellow, p' in tin' to the heap o' ruSbish. You want to wash that dirt over again?' sez Zeph. - " The whole party began to nod their heads fast, . ." U. noP sez Zeph: we don't want yew here oh, lads?' " Ho, nor we all groweied. "Send 'em off!' sez Tom Paggins. But they wouldn't go. only smiled. and at last Zeph seemed to be struck with a notion; and the long and short of it was that, if we'd allow 'em to wash our refuse over again, the Chinese d make a bit of a stream to lead water up to our claim. Well, that s no good, Zeph,' I sez. as soon as they were gone. Wait a bit. lad. and vew'll see ' sez Zeph, with a wink; and we sat there, in the pleasant evening, smoking, while mere was eviaenuy a mignty commo tion in the Chinese camp, and before long the deppytation came back. Poor Chinamanr aea the fat chap again. "O, ves; we know all 'beout that P sex Zeph. Now. what is .V Melican man sellee claim two hnu der dollars P sex the .fat-headed chart and all the others nodded their beads. ' Will we sell yon this claim for f200P" sex Zeph. "They all nodded till you'd ha1 thought their heads 'd come off. ' Cutr sex Zeph, catching hold of the fat 'nn by his tail and kickin' him. "Yew mayn't believe, gents, but them same chaps came back twice be fore it was dark, and made fresb offers, advancin a hundred dollars each time. and we swore at 'em, and said we wouldn't sell, and if they warn't up to time in me mornin to see about the water, they shouldn't be allowed to wash the dirt. 1 Fust thing next mornin' them six fellers were up ' again, just as we had got a good panful o' stuff in course o' wortin , and l saw meir eyes twinkle as mey caught sight o me gold. lhen they offered sooo, and we said we'd shoot 'em if they'd come s gen; but come they did, and offered vbuu, and as the mornin' went on. seven, eight, nine a 1.000. lake it, we said, as mey came this last time. . . - - - - a hey 'li give z,uuu, l tell you. I'm sure they will, sez Zeph. " 'But 91,000 is enough to chisel the oeggars out of.' sex i. ; : , xes,' sex Tom raggins; and It'll take till this time to-morrow sure to get up to the two thousand. Ef I warn't so 'tarnal hungry, I'd hold out,' sez Zeph, hesitatin': and then, turnin' to the six Chinese as was waitin' fur our answer: Look hyar, yon cheatin cusses, he sez, takin' up a shovelful of earth, in which the dust were a-sparklm' in the sun, 'this claim's worth -20.000P . No; only worth thousand dollar.' said fatty, shakin' his bead, "bhall we let 'em have it, boys? sez 4epn, turnin' to us. " Yes, let 'em have it,' 1 sez. We can find plenty more.' "Come on then,' sez Zeph: and he and two more went back with the dep pytation to the tent o their head man, and a thousand dollars' worth o' dust and nuggets was weighed out into a baa-: Zeuh put his mark to a kind o' dockyment in Chinee; and half an hour after, we went back to camp, leavin' the smilin Chinamen to their purchase. " it's a darned shame to cheat the poor innercent bobbies like that, I sez. Mot itr sez Zeph. 'It's only like playin poker with em, and winnin'. Let's go and liquor. Y e didn't expeck any row. for them Chinese had to keep very quiet for fear o' bein sent off; and Zeph sed they'd put up with their loss, clear out, and go to some other gulch. " But they didn't: for the next day Tom, who went up to see what they was a aoin , sea tney a moved their camp up round the hole, and were workin' away like a swarm o' bees. "That night as we weresittin' smok in' at Bill's store, some chaps strolls in, and one of 'em says, in a bit of a tem per: call this Here a free country p . Yes, stranger. I dew.' sez Zeoh. rattling some nuggets in his pockets; wno sez it am tr " ! do,' sez the newcomer. " Here are we, workin' like slaves for . a few dollars' worth o' dust, and a pack o' heathen cusses comes and settles down, and grabs all tbe best on itr liew they!" sez Zeph, winkin' at us. Yes,' he sex, they dew. . There's that pack o' Chinese moved np higher in the gulch, and they've hit on a big pocket. They got a two-pound nugget out on it this very afternoon.' " A hat!' roared Zeph, with his eves starin' out of his head like a lobster's. " A two-pound nugget and the stuff's panning out awful. I say it's a shame and trovernment ought to stop it' - aoiar groanea zepn. Next day it was the talk o the place. The Chinees were panninsr out gold at a tremendyus rate frum the cltim and drivin' the heathens away. but the party of order was too strong and they know'd if the rowdies was al lowed to get the upper hand here they'd be just as likely to seize anybody else's claim; so it was decided to temporize with me heathen and try to buy the claim. They were 200 strong up there: and when we went up to see the place which we did in a kind o' desperate feelin' the fat chap smiled and clipped nis nanas and gave zepn a little round nugget as big as a pea. " A meetin' was held and we con cluded to make a company an' buy back tne claim, x wenty thousand was the most as was to be offered. " 'Twenty thousand doHarsP groaned Zeph. O, boys, what fools we wa.il But I did want to hold out fur 52,000!" It's no use to erowl. sex Tom. How much ha' we got now? Beout $900, 1 guess, sex Zeph. " Wal, then, sez Tom, let's go in for shares as far as our money goes.' The money was nearly all sub scribed; but we got on for $800, and could ha' sold our shares the next hour for $1,000. - Next mornin' the party settled to do the business went up to the Chinees' , camp, but mey wouldn't take tbe money. Ihey said they'd begun work, and meant to have the proceeds of the day; but the boys looked dangerous, so the heathen finally said they'd settle up that night, take the money, and give possession. " a his made the gulch worse than ever, and shares changed hands at a nne rate, men seuin' theirs and then gittin' so excited that they bought back again. - I shall never forgive myself, boys,' sex Zeph the next mornin. as we sat over some fried bacon and biscuit; I throwed away a fortune!' uaiioi What's the rowr sex I. jumpin' up. " a here was suUUb' afloat outside. for there was a heap of excitement, but no one kinder seemed to know what it was. Arter a while we got to know that there wasn't a single Chinee left in the gulch; they'd gone off, no one knew wnere. in the night. 'They're darned artful,' sex Zeph; and he was right, for we soon knownd ust what had happened. " we six bad cheated the Chinees re tail; they'd cheated us by wholesale, for there wasn't, and never had been a grain o' gold in that claim that wasn't put there iirst. it was only a small show that we made; but the heathen had clubbed together their dust and nuggets to make a big show. That day they packed it all up agen, and hen they d got me twenty thousand dollars they sneaked out from the camp. guess me gulch would ha' massacrec .them, but the heathen hadn't left behind so much as a trail. xes, gents, yewve got to git up ainy to take in a cm nee. waiter! whisky and seltzer and ice." All the Tear Sound. L'- An Oasis la the Desert, In the Timet of October 31 the follow ing appeared: A dispatch from Tucson. Arizona, says intelligence has been received that the Apaches captured the station on the Jornado del Alierto, near Fort Craig, and killed thirteen persons. The Nav ajoes have broken out, and the troops a 9 . Mr; . , . . at r uri rringate were aispatcned against them. They stole all the stock, including mail mules." The history of this station is a sineu lar one, and is related to us by an old army friend, in whose mind the above narrative revive memories of the arid region surrounding it. The - country borders on the west bank of the Rio Grande river, bounded on tbe north by ton Bicnae. on tne Boutn by Aiesiiia. and on the east by the Organ mountains. and its passage is known as the iournev oi aeain. 1 he region is over sixty miles in jengtn, unuiied, without life, unin habited, save at Aleman. and as desti tute of moisture as the desert of Sahara. All travel between southern New Mex ico and the Santa Fe portion of the ter ritory nas, nowever, to be across this terrible sand waste, and its danerers are evinueu Dy tne Bones oi arait animals frequently seen bleaching in the sun. Every traveler dreads the passage ttf the Jornado, (pronounced Hornarda) because all know that the journey is fre quently one ox death. When lien. John Pope was a Lieutenant of Topographical Engineers, he was sent to bore artesian wells with a view to finding water. This was for the benefit of Government trains and army people in general. The passage of the Jornado then re quired and now takes two days, involv ing the necessity of hauling water for animals and ' human beings. Water weighs about six and one-half pounds per gallon. Six mules will drink two barrels in twelve hours. While Lieutenant Pope was engaged in boring, a rough Scotchman named John Martin conceived the speculative idea of shoveling for it- He struck a spring at a point nearly in the center of the desert, and for years thereafter sold the aqueous fluid to patrons at the rate of twenty-five cents a bucket. It proved a bonanza to him. At no other place within a circle having a radius of thirty mues nas water ever been found. John Martin's well at Aleman. on the Jornado, became known to thousands of people. The Government mode Mar tin a forage agent. This sinecure car ried with it the exclusive right of sale of forage, fuel and water for the Jornado. tie was a generous charitable man a diamond in the rough. The Vicarillo Apaches from the reservation at Fort Stanton were always kindly treated by John Martin, and, by tacit consent. they were allowed water free as long as they left undisturbed the persons and property of the few people who centered at Aleman. Martin was a married man. His wife, children and his son-in-law lived with him. The writer of these lines has fre quently seen as many as a score of these Indians camped at Martin's ranch, and the confidence of the hardy Scotchman in their peaceful intent was nnshaken by the frequent disturbances in that re gion. Unhappily, the savage instincts prevailed over grateful memories of fa vors received. The telegraphic message above tells the rest. Martin was the master of a lodge of Free Masons at Mesilla, over thirty miles south of his well, and never missed a meeting, reg ular or special, during the time he lived at Aleman. Troy Times. The Campaign Against Jesse James. The story of the killing of Jesse James, tho famous Western bandit, is, so far at least as the preparations for it were concerned, very thrilling. Doubt still exists, in consequence of an ina bility to nnd bis body, in regard to tbe truth of the report.- It was the result of a carefully planned campaign on the part of Marshall Ligget, who became satisfied that James was at the head of the robbers of the express train at Glendale, Mo., a few weeks since, and that they were still at their old haunts in Clay County. One of their former band, George Shepherd, having, after a term in the Kentucky Jfenitentiary, returned to a life of industry, was per suaded to enlist as a detective in the expedition against them. He was fur nished with a printed slip purporting to be cut from a Kansas City paper, which stated that he (Shepherd) had been identified as one of the Glendale robbers, and that detectives were now on his track. Shepherd first went to the homestead of James' mother, Mrs. Samuels, situated three miles ' from Kearney and concealed from the main road by a heavy growth of timber. She eyed him suspiciously, but he succeeded in convincing her, by means of the newspaper slip, that he wanted to re- oin his old companions. . she left the room and on returning bound a hand kerchief over his eyes, assuring bini that he could only remove it at his peril. He then became aware that another person was in me room, lie was taken by the arm and conducted out of doors. Then he was led quietly long distance, apparently, and oc cupying about three-quarters of an hour. . At length he was halted and found himself confronted by - Jesse James and surrounded by several other men. There was some rough talk at first, all parties appearing to harbor some suspicion of his motives, but" all were at length satisfied. He was solemnly sworn into the brotherhood, invoking upon his own head the ex- tremest penalty for any breach of faith or act of perhdy. The gang were an effectively armed and their horses were concealed in the brush. He was subse quently permitted to return to Kansas Citv for the purpose of equipping him- if for the road, and gave xuarsnai Ligget all the information he had gained. He told them they intended raiding a bank at short Creek and clear ing out for Texas. Ligget stationed a posse near the stream where the gang intended crossing, but Shepherd, know ing it to be impossible to surprise James, or to attack him openly, con ceived the idea of killing him himself and drawing the rest of the gang, in their pursuit of him, into the Marshal's ambush. - He had discovered, too, that James had found out that the bank was guarded which is said to have been a blunder and that he would have to kill J ames in sell-defense. He shot him, or says he did, but the other members of the gang did not pursue him as far as tho place of ambush, and so escaped. Doubt is therefore yet expressed in re gard to James' death. ' Prettier than a picture The orig nal of it sometimes. H. T. IVetct. KIHO BABY. Tossing tbe little one in our arms; Trotting and rocking it to and fro; . . . Seeking by every art that charms. To qoiet its earliest notes of woe : No time of our own by day or night. What a boundless care ia onr heart's delight! Mockine the sheep dnd the baying bonnd. The call of the crow, aad tbe whistling qoail; Gathering toys that are scattered aroand, , Trying a new, when the old ones fail ' He rales his realm with despotic away, . This autocrat of the night and day. I . , . '. . . - !. .. Feet mnst not tarrv. nor hsnds move slow. The wits and the fingers mnst work with a will for baby is king, be will bare yon know. And baby is cross when amnsements fail. If the king be ont of aorts. take eare! No peace in tbe kingdom anywhere. - Bnt tell me now. if anv one can. With hia notions and whims and crotchety 'Twixt the petulant baby and petulant man. news. Pleasures and follies and schemes called Brand. is rnere reallv eerv mncn to enooser ... x nese tne employment ox neart ana nana. Through aU the years that fly so fast ' From the infant's crib to the old man's pall. What are we doing, from first to last. But pleasing a baby after all? But a baby still on the bench or throne. ADAM CROOK. There was once a man so runs this fairy story by the name of Adam Crook, and he was a curiosity in his wav. His neio'hhora nullnrt him "n odd fish," and he called himself a most unhappy man.' He had quarrel ed with everybody and made every body quarrel with him. In short, . he had detested all mankind and all man kind had come at last to detest him. ' His wife was almost beside herself. and the prospect was that she would never have another quiet hour so leng as alt. Adam crook remained in me flesh. Poor woman! , She had talked her breath away and cried her eyes dry. but Mr. Adam Crook continued to scold and to vex her soul; and he did not for get to torment the children and make himself wretched. Time went on, but he grew no better, and his wife was tempted to take the children and flee into the desert or be yond the sea, to get away from him. But she 'was a good woman, so she said: "Though Adam Crook should raise the roof from .the house with his scolding, I must stay with him," and she stayed. The years came and went, and still she stayed, stayed in the din that Adam Crook was forever making. And what did Adam do one day but declare to his wife Miriam his intention to retire from the world; not that he had any thought of going entirely out side of me planet be lived on, but only to get as far . away from the haunts of men as he possibly could.-- . . ma wife tried to dissuade him, but all her words were lost on him. ' "Go I will," he said, " and go you shall. I have good reasons for separa ting myself from the world. There is not a living man who is willing to live in peace with me. Besides, I don't like any of the ways of tne world. Men are - continually- ringing' in my ears: Give! give! give!' - They want money for churches and school houses and hos pitals, and even for the poor, who will not work and support themselves. And because I will not give and Impoverish you and the children, they are always raising a tempest of words about me. Why, even tbe children me miserable little wretches throw stones at me when I tell them that begging is as bad as stealing, and that I will never give them another cent. Ah, Miriam, I will retire from the world." '. ? " And where will you go?" replied Miriam, in despair. " Surely, you can not get away from men, either in this world or the other.' Live, or die, you cannot be alone." Adam Crook smiled and answered: Do , you see that high hill over yonder? It seems near, but it is at a great distance from nere. ine sound of church bells never reach it. It is far away from all the noises of this world, and there we can live in peace." Miriam had little faith in. Adam's plan, but as to " live in peace" was something she desired above all things, she said no more. "The house will be a palace," con tinued Adam, and I will make all the land about us like fairy land, for greedy hands will never be stretched out for our substance. All our riches of silver and gold we shall have for. ourselves and we will make the hill a garden of beauty." A sigh was me only, answer mas Adam received, and he was at once in a rage. Whatr he exclaimed. " Sigh over such a prospect as that woman! Can a paradise fail to delight your way. fountains will sparkle and dash and lit tle lakes glisten in the sunshine, and green fields smile and flowers bloom, and birds sing ail, an. lor you ana tne children and me. And, to make our pleasures more secure - and our rest more sweet, the gates shall be of iron, and they shall be bolted and barred by day as well as by night. The palace shall be surrounded by a high wall, and no man shall be able to scale it and look over into our garden of Eden." - And wbat shall we do merer" asked Miriam. Do? Why, enjoy ourselves, to be sure. And what could do oetter to an that? To live where neither thief nor beerar nor wrangler can molest us will be nappiness without alloy." f. " But men can reacnyou even mere. "Ah. but they , can never climb the walls nor open the gates. Such a wall as I am going to have was never before built. And the gates !; They will be tbe wonder of all : who look at them. Like tbe wall, they will be so high that no mortal can ever climb over them, and the man nowhere lives who will be able to break or pick the locks, or move the bolts." ' ' ' " And will you let no friends come near us?" -; i .. "Friends!" answered Adam, with mingled scorn and bitterness. "All men have, in some way, ' made them selves unpleasant to me, and I shall be only too happy to live without them." ; But what" can we do with all onr money?" ."Spend it, of course spend it on oiirsefves. And wo shall never be afraid of exhausting our supply of sil ver and gold,. Those' beggars those gentlemen beggars who have always held out their greedy hands to me. counting me rich, will never trouble me more. Their churches and hospitals and orphan asylums, will never again empty my pockets. I am determined that we shall at last have the pleasure of living for ourselves. Besides, I crave peace, and that I cannot have un til I retire from the : world of quarrel some men." Even now I feel a shadow over me," repli-d Miriam. " - ''- "Well, imagine evil if yon will. It i3 like a woman." Resolved to wait patiently and see what the end would be, Miriam said no more. In due time she saw the walls of the palace in the distance. They had risen with marvelous quickness. under the hands of the workmen, and now, on the outside and inside, men skilled in all curious workmanship were busily engaged. And long before me paiace was nnisned everybody was talking about it. - ' This was by no means unpleasant to Adam Crook, for he suddenly found himself both admired and envied by many; but he took the greatest delight in thinking how soon the palace ana its oeautifui surroundings would be con cealed from all the world by. the high wall and locked gates. No one dreamed mat ere long an that wealth of beauty was to be hidden from sight. ' No one suspected Adam Crook's plan. . And so the lovers of beauty were almost : wild over the ponds and fountains and groves and birds and flowers. " Adam Crook is not only blessing himself," they said, " but all- others; for the rich and tbe poor all of them who have a taste for beauty will be satisfied, and it will cost them nothing. To delight their souls they will only have to go on the hill and walk around the palace, and they will have as much joy in it as if it were their own. Many a tame, no doubt; they will have the free range of the grounds and of the palace, too, for now that Adam , has grown so generous to himself he will be generous to others. But even those who never pass the gates will be bathed in beauty, for the trees and the birds of rich and varied plumage that sit in the branches, and the flowers of every hue and odor, and the ponds where the snowy swans float, all will be spread out before them. - Blessed be -Adam Crook for what he has done for man kind." . ...... , .. The lovers of beauty were the first to be disaDDointed. bnt thev were mora puzzled than disappointed as the walls rose higher and higher. For some time after Adam .Crook moved into his palace the town was all alive with talk about him, but as neither he nor his palace could be seen any more, people ceased by and by to trouble themselves even to think about him. . .. After a year or two. however, his wife began to trouble herself with most anxious thought, for the rolls of fat that had enwrapped his bones were fast dis appearing, in short, he was as thin as a ghost. At nrst be closed his eves to it. as if determined not to see tbe great change; but his wife saw it. Every day she ob served some new loss of flesh and won dered what the end would be. He was still firm in his decision to have noth ing to do with mankind. But physi cians were sent for, -and they came from far and near, and the heavy iron gates were unlocked to let them in. Then each one looked as wise as he could and examined Adam Crook's tongue and felt of his pulse. And then they all resolved themselves into a kind of council to consider and decide upon tne facts of ms case, a hey soon came to the unanimous conclusion that he was very thin ! Of that they were sure, but they were not quite so sure what to do for him. And yet it was necessary to do something. we must prescribe for him. they said to each other. So they opened their saddle-bags and their well-stuffed morocco cases and prepared bitter and sweet compounds, hoping that some one of the remedies would reach Adam Crook's case. , Haying done the best they could, they informed their patient that he would either grow thinner or fatter very. soon, and left. roor Adam crook did not grow fat ter; he grew thinner, and - Miriam was greatly distressed for him. Flesh and jowl and fruit, soups and broths, and all nourishing things were set before him and he partook freely of all, but they put no fat on his bones. i u, wbat can be doner said Miriam to herself. "His staring bones will soon come through his flesh. He looks even now like a manikin. He has everything that money can buy and yet one would think he was dying of star vation."-- - - The sight of his own emaciated body at last began to affect 'Adam Crook's spirits, lie grew . very melancholy, and although he lived in a little world of beauty and abundance a world built with his own money he lost all power even to smile, and his wife and children lived in the shadow that his presence made. - - After awhile it was rumored outside of the 'palace walls, and in the city where Adam lived before he separated himself from his race, that he had grown very singular and even frightful in his appearance. This made every body very anxious to see him. And several of the most daring urchins in town took it into their heads that they would be me nrst to get a glimpse of the strange-looking man. But that towering wall was in the way, and they knew that a whole army of men could not batter it down or climb . to the top. It occurred to them, however, that they could, make a ladder long enough U reach at least very nearly to the top of the wall; so they set themselves to work to construct one; but when it was fin ished it proved to be only thirty feet long, and as tbe wall was sixty feet high the ladder was a failure. But, one after another, they climbed the ladder to test its soundness and strength, and when they - could go no further, what was their surprise to find themselves suddenly caught up, as if by a whirlwind, and carried to me very top of the wall. There a fairy sudden ly appeared to them. l am me lairv Benevolent,' she said. "I brought yon up here, and now look yonder, under that tree, and you will see how - Adam Crook enjoys himtelf.": The eager eyes of me boys were at once directed to the tree, and there, under its broad-spreading branches, sat, in moody silence, the man mey bad so longed to see. But be was hard ly the semblance of a man, for the cheeks, once plump and round, now hung down like empty bags, as did the clothes he had on, and his sunken eyes were fixed on the ground, while he moved restlessly under some .hidden burden. ' Why, what can be the matter with him?" asked the boys. lie has the leprosy," answered the fairy. - . .. , Then he must have a doctor!" ex claimed the boys. , " We'll go now and get one for him." .. . . .. . An, no. rnysicians can ao notn- ing for him. His Case is in his own hands, for his leprosy is me leprosy of selfishness. He must cure himself or never be cured." : -. He is. the thinnest and saddest looking man we have ever seen."., re plied the boys, and it is very strange, for he certainly has everything goodte eat and drink and every thing beautiful to look at." . The first glimpse of Adam Crook's broad, green fields and magnificent tiees and rare flowers had made the children almost wild with delight, and they were puzzled when they saw the rich owner of it all, with hollow cheeks and sunken eyes and despairing face. The fairy Benevolent divined their thoughts and said: ' With such leprosy as Adam Crook's, even birds and fruits and flowers and a home in a palace fail to give pleasure and often give positive pain. This man has everything, as you see, but he enjoys nothing, i His lepro sy has brought leanness into his soul and into his body, too." - " And will he never be cured?1' " That depends upon himself, as I told yon." .. .. 1 . . - -' The children looked perplexed, for they did not fully understand the fairy. We should like to live here," they said, " and have- all-these trees and birds and fruits and flowers and foun tains, and the great palace, too, tor our own." for our own" repeated the fairy, in a tone of mingled sorrow and pity. "Ah, then,, perhaps you, too, would have a lean soul and a lean body like Adam Crook." Just then, as the children stood gaz ing at the emaciated, Bad-faced man, he cried out: .... Have pity, oh! have pity upon me, fairy Benevolent. You delight to do men good, and I crave a- blessing that my.- food may once more nourish me, and my palace and fields and gardens again delight me." Break ' down this high wall that separates you from all mankind," re plied the fairy. " It is an exceeding great wall, and not even an army of men could, without your leave, break it down; but yon can do it Have but the will, and it will fall." " Adam Crook rose . and came with trembling limbs to the wall, and at the first touch it fell before him. " The wall that selfishness built has fallen!" exclaimed the fairy,' with an approving smile, that went to the heart of poor Adam Crook. "And now,'' added the fairy, " open your heart to all men, and bless all the needy every where with your- silver and gold, and all blessings shall come to you." Adam Crook heeded the . fairy's words, and soon his face was again plump and fair, while trees and birds and flowers and sunshine and his palace yielded him continual delight. All things were changed, . for Adam Crook was himself changed. Paul Cobden, in Philadelphia Times. Tlmbnctoe The Mysterious City of - Africa. ' Perhaps no foreign name thanks to the rhyme of "hymn-book-too' is better known in America if we except Mesopotamia, .which ' is supposed to be a religious word, than Timbuctoo. And yet a very few persons can tell exactly what Mesopotamia is; so still fewer have any definite notion of Timbuctoo, except that it is a mysterious city some where in Central Africa, which may be a rival of Pekin, and may be of no more consequence than Barkhamsted. And it is only fair to say that the world at large, even the geographers, have not much more definite information about it. But the Geographical Society at Oran in Algeria, has just been so fortunate as to catch a Jewish Rabbi, on his way from Paris to Timbuctoo, who has twice traversed Central Africa, and was able ' to give some definite information about this mysterious city. According to the rabbi. Timbuctoo is an Arab city in every respect, built like all those in the interior. We know what this is; it is a collection of mud-houses, thatched per- ' haps with grass or straw, with- narrow alleys and dark and dirty bazaars. It has no white inhabitants except tran sient travelers; ..the residents are all Foulah negroes. It contains about 50, 000 people, being larger, he says, than Oran, (which is six miles around) and smaller than Marrnlles. It is, in fast, a collection of small villages, extend ing over a considerable area. It is situated in the midst of a very rich country, and lies about a mile north of the Niger, which there flows from the west to the southeast and is very broad. The natives call it the "Nile," or in Arabic El Bar (the sea.) It overflows its banks periodically, like the Nile, the flood extending up to the walls of the town, and fertilizes the land, and the land which is not so irri gated is not cultivatable. But with this inundation the soil is very fertile, and produces crops of sorgho, millet, rice, -tomatoes, onions and turnips; indigo grows wild. There are near by forests of valuable timber, many cocoanut trees, and a gum tree from which the natives get oil for illumination.-' The' river supplies fish in abundance, and the natives navigate it by means of oared barges ana rafts constructed of pieces of wood, bound together with cords. .... - The present ruler of the country is Sultan Mahomet-el-Bekoe, who resides at the Capital. This is a large town of which we have not before heard, called Ahmet-EUah, . situated about twelve . leagues north of Timbuctoo, and con tains a population of about 100.000. The highway connecting these two cities must be very pleasing and pic-; turesque, as it is lined all the way with villages and gardens.. Timbuctoo is governed by a kaid, who has full au thority, and has under him a rigorous tax collector. There seems to be no spot in the world where a pilgrim could escape taxes. . . The Sultan has no regular army, but. everybody is a soldier on an emergen cy; the fighting is done with' bows and arrows, only the chiefs carrying guns, ' pistols and sabers. The liveliest trade is in slaves, which is conducted on a very large scale.' Salt is a valuable im- port, a slave often being exchanged for a kilogramme or . two. Trade is car-., tied on by barter, or by means of strings of shells the fiat money of the country; The caravans, which seemto be largely conducted by - Jews - from , South Africa, who cross the Sahara, bring in cotton and linen goods, glass trinkets, arms (mostly of English manu-' faotnre), knives, needles, etc.; and carry out rice, sorgho, millet, ostrich feathers, gold dust, gum, ivory, lead . and coffee. To the north of Timbuctoo ' large quantities of camels are reared, and on the plains to the south the na tive tribes .wander about, - after the fashion of the Bedouin Arabs, with herds of sheep and cattle, it seems a pity that white civilization should ever disturb this serene and comfortable" black civilization, it they would only follow the example of the United States , and Spain, . and give up slavery, we , should have no call to interfere with this colored paradise. " - - According to an official report 160 . T,s-s c Tr mSOSIHawl aa 1 fl flj-alTJ CLO K rwtl aa T27aTa AU1MU aiivwjui.n wBAAVa, uvij s7vuwa nva, destroyed in Koumelia and Bulgaria uunn Llitt xvussiau occupnuvu oi wwo provinces ( and about the same number of mosques and schools have been de- -stroyed since the Russians left.