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111 11 ' i ' A Familv Newspaper, Devoted, to Home Interests, Politics, Agriculture, Science, Art, Poetry, Etc. - . VOLUME XIII. r ' WELLINGTON, O., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1879. NUMBER 12. -1 A I.. ? . - r PUBLISHED EVERY.THURSDAY, JW. : HOUGHTON, Offl,."Wt 8U of Public Square. , TEEMS .OF BTOSCBIPTIOHiJ ... One copy; ene year.. ..f a One copy, ux month..' - 75 One copy, three months . . . .. w GO If eat pa within taoTtiar.......,. , 20J BUSINESS DIREOTORY. J-.H- DICK SOS, Attorney at Law. Wellington. Ol Olflo hi Bask BaOdtnc ad oar. W, r. HERRICK. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Beat dltt Block, Sd Soar. WsHtn-Toa. O. X. O. JOHX90X. L. afoLKAX. Lav, KUtU. O. Omea Ne. a. Block. Votary Pa olio. J. W. HOUGHTOX. Votary Public Offloa to Hoewhtoas Drag Store. West side PabUe Square. ARTHUR W. XrCHOLS. Botary Pabllc, Loan aad Conactloa Ayeat, Baslaeas eaOmsced to my ear. wCtt receive faoatptatteaUom. WaJoanaca McLean, No. X Mama-, Block. K:jrla, O. . Fhyalelajta. DR. J. BUBT. Hamon-stm, RssMeaee West aide habile I DX. R. HATH AW AT. Hoeaareatale Physlcaa Baigwi. Office at lealdeace, Weat side Seata Street. We'ttnytoa. O. T. MeCLABKX. to. XL. roystctaa aad Swryeaa CaDa from vfllaye aad eaantrywtnismlre prompt at tention. Oatae la as etery of O. 74.- Stroap's aew baOdtnc BaBthaMa of Liberty Street, Wellmgtoe. O L. P. HOLBBOOK. Bertaoa Dualist, : Oatoe to Benedict Block, w Flow, Fead. Etc H. B. HAaTLIK. Dnkr ta Flour. Teed. Orate, Seeds. Bait. Xte. Warehouse, WeM aid BaUraad UrM, Wellington. O. P1BST HATIOXAL BANK. Wemnstoa. O. Doet tiiaml baaklac baalaraa Bajra aad aella H. T. TTraaaar. eoTenmcmt Boada, Etc a. a. Warner, PiaahHal. B. A. Horr. Caahier. W. F. BAWTKLL, Pbotocrapbar. aoafa Black. Wlllnton. O. eaOery la Ar- PHmtimB. : tow prtattac to tbo Eatcrprlat Omca. AH ktada at prtulac dooo acatlyaad promptly, otlloa vaat atda PabUe qoara, orcr Hoosbtoa'a Droc X. WKZXS. &dter and Bmm Maker. Tb. best arkasea aatidojed. aad aaly tha bat atoek led. AH work don. aader mf iDperrUloB. Jorth atda Boots aad Sfcoaa. W. H. ABHFORD. lfaaalaetarer aad dealer ta I Bboaa aad all klada Bnt cbuecaatom d BkalarlaJa folty warraatei tLBetr ttrrct, Wallmgtoa, X Imamrmmoo Acoat. B lc OOODWIX. Tb. Jamaaea Aaeat, vfllba toaadat ka) amca ta Haated Bros. Boot aad Bnoa Itora. vkara ha vtn ba pleated to m hi oil n raayiktag to Ma Baa. atad aad rate, rimnaitili. If jwm waas a arat-okma. Sb.T HatrCmt, or aoo.aaaullaMaaoa'tO.K. Btwrtmc SaJooa. Liberty traat. AfaBanuitamatot HatrOPa, Pamadai aad Hatrnuaiwallua. Wa atoo koep tha but biaad of laen hoaador iieaad X. T. BOBLXBOa. PUtotas Bim. WBXLJXaTOaT PLAimfO MILL. aaddealerato Saab. TMara, Bttadav Braekata, ttaca. Laatber. SbtogKa, Lata. Cheeaa araar. TX L. Wadawona, Prop. Omea. asu raa- Lajnbax Xard. XL-TADSWOCSTH BOX. Ptaamy Mffl. SeroO awtoc, Matealac.. PatalBS. ate. dona to order. Oaaltra ta Laatber, Lata. Shtaslea, Doom, Baaa. Bltoda. ahwldlaaa aad Dfinrl Laatber af all aorta. Tard aaar HaBtUa-a Faad Btora. WeUlastoa. U. To-araloTb J. H. WIGHT. Dealer to Clocka. Watehaa, Jewelry. BOrerwara. Goat Peaa, Xta. Baop to Hoacbtoa'a Dray Btora. laWvIutat Tavilorm. B. B. HOLLXXBACH. Mercaaat Tallar, la Caloa Block. Kooat a. A. B. NXIM Mmrbeal Tanor. A ae mil eat of Ootba a Cailniaa. wtUcH wOl be Blade toer4ertath.lateatei7leaaadat reaeoaable prlcea. Xo. 9. Btar dint Block. atatra. Heevt Markets. X. 6. Pt7IXXB. DMia. le rreah and Salt Bill naai aad Pork Baaaya.. Blcbot nvti paid for Banna, Sheep, Hoy. HMea, Ete. Market, MOBXBHWBX MIXXB. Dealer ta an klada of Cat Mane, aateh aad arte, of a better fualltr tbaa bMbeaatadatatiiiaieli to Welltaatoa. We have a are yeieat iiuulm tad aA toe appUaaoea for dotoya Oar price are ao hlybertaaa afarior aaMta. Market Sorth atda Liberty Street, , t - XSnry StaUaa. Wat. CCSHIOX BOX. Ltrery aad Bale Btable. Choice taraoata faratihed aad charyea reajoaabia. la door eaat of TOOTS WARXKR. Lfnry aad Sale Stebla. Tlial fl.aitn.aml tara-eota at reaeoaable ratea. Oatoe Boath akto Uberty Street. ' J. P.KXDT, Biaiii aal Grocer. Freeh Bread. Cake tedPlataTerydarV Alee a cacao ebakeela aad . mall. Caadlaa aad Xaat aide Berth aUto Street. ' - Clean ajtd Taaaeeo. A. P. BflfOCK V Wholaaale a tall dealer ta Clean. ate. A Sue aatBtalwara kept ta Smlearsaaa Xonh aide ef Snaggleta. X- . ataaair. a. a. aTaaa, XVKOBTT STARR BfaaafaetarlBy Cbemlata, aad Wbtleiile aad Retail dealenta Draya, Medl- aad a ran naa ef Vattoa. aad DrayyJau Saa Xorth aide Liberty Street. "SUmtmm. h2l?W,'2 -aaT eaa-dtaT THS BPSKIXG BEE. The rooeter etmlk. on the tnanyer'a kdye. He baa a tail like a acimitar'a edye. A manbal'a plume on hie Afghan neck. An admiral', atrkle on hi. quarter deck ; Be role, the roost and walk, the bey With a dreadful cool and a Turkish way. Two broadaide. tire, with bia rapid winya Thia anltan proud, of a line of lunya One yuttarmj laasn, four blaate of horn, Vire Tnaty ayUablea roaae toe morn The Saxon lamb, in tbeir woolen tab. Are playing achool with the a. b. aba; AieTi! o! All the cattle apeU Till tbey make the blatant Towela tell: And a balf-lauyh whinney fill, the atalla VTben down in the rack the currer falla. A dore la waltxiny around hi. mate. Two cherrona black on hie winy, of state. And showing off with a wooing note 7 he satin shine of his golden throat It ia Orid'a Art of IxnTe" retold In a binding fine of bine and gold! Ah, the bnxom girla dat helped the buys. The noble Helena of humble Troys As they a tripped husks with rustling fold From eight-rowed corn as yellow as cold By the candle-light in pumpkin bowls. And the gleam that showed fantastic hole. In the quaint old lantern', tattooed tin. From the hermit glim set up within; By the rarer light in girlish eyea Aa dark aa well, or a blue a. .kiea I bear the laugh when the ear ia red. I aee the bluah with the forfeit paid. 1 he eodar cekea with the ancient twist. The eider eups that the girl, have kisaed. And I aeetae fiddler through the dusk : Aa be twaaga the ghost of Honey Mask!" The boys and girla in a double row Wait face to face till the magie bow Shall whip the tune front the violin, And the merry pulae of the feet begin. B. F. Taylor. X COURIER'S- STOBT. My name is Carl Johann RoeckeL By birth and nationality I am a Swiss bat cosmopolitan in eyery tasts and habit. In my early days I reeolarly followed the profession of a Conner, as I do now occasionally when any of my old patrons or ttteir xnenas require inch services, which is rather infrequeat, the taste of the traveling publio having do generated into hasty journey by express trams, with the consequent loss of all enjoyment of the different phases of scenery through which the trarelers are passing, in the course of my many years' experience I have been witness to many strange occurrsnoes, nave as sis ted in many a secret and adventur ous nnaertalung, and have been sub ject to many perils. From among such varied experiences I give the following strange story, suppressing lor obvious reasons the real names of those inter ested. Many years aero 1 was en sniffed as courier to His Excellency the Honorable rreaenclc Islington, Ambassador-ex traordinary of his Britannic Majesty King George, on a special secret mis sion to one of the great Continental powers. Having finished his duties and successfully attained the object of his mission, we started on our home ward journey in the summer of 18. Abe period was one to be long remem berea, irora the political excitement which existed throughout all Europe, almost evurv eovernment havine un- sneatnea tne sword, we had traveled a considerable part of the first-stage of our return journey when His Excellency who was feeling the fatigues of the in cessant traveling in the heavy, rum oung carnage, said he would stop at tne next town we arrive a at, and take rest and refreshment, both of which he was much in need of, besides having im porxani state a oc omenta to transcribe. n due course wt arrived at the small town of S , on the confines of Ger many, where we put up. We staid a day and a half there; and I was then instructed to have the carnage and norses in readiness to - continue our journey. His Excellency meanwhile naa completed his writings, to which he had assiduously applied himself: ana tola me, as it was a fine afternoon he would take a short walk, and on his return resume his journey at once, and must tnereiore maxe all necessary preparations, lie accordingly leit the noiei. uut ne was never seen afterward. nor was anything; known of his fate. I waited for upward of an hour anx iously, ana then made a close search for him, which I continued for several days, but not a trace could I discover ox my master. A villager, however. living outside the town, Drought to me at the hotel a pair of overhalb, which ne stated ne had found in a neighbor ing copse. I recognized the garment aa belonging to His Excellency, and at once repaired with the villager to the copse, and closely examined the spot. but found no trace or sign of any Strug- finding it useless to prosecute the search, l at once returned to lxndon with His Excellency's traveling gear, which I handed to his family. The British Government at once instituted inquiries, as also did His Excellency's family, and large rewards were offered by both, and advertisements widely disseminated for any information re specting the missing Ambassador; but they failed one and all to train any in formation of or the slightest clew to his fate. A certain amount of suspicion attached to me, but it it was only mo mentary, and I at once cleared myself of it, and assisted the distracted wife and her missing husband's family as much as lay in my power. Well I re member the agonies of anxiety and sus pense caused to the Ambassador's wife and family by the distressine calamity. Magisterial investigation was made, experts were employed, and every en deavor made to penetrate the dark veil of mystery surrounding the event; but all enorts were unsuccessful. One of His Majesty's Ambassadors had com pletely and mysteriously disappeared, without leaving a clew to light up the awful obscurity which enveloped the tragic occurrence. Several years had elapsed since the distressing event, and the memory, the painful memory of it was bep-inninp to fade from my mind when I happened to be in Antwerp on a short tour through Belgium with patrons. And while listlessly strolling by myself on the quay one summer's evening, watch, ing the passengers disembarking from the newly-arrived steamer, I was ac costed by a mean, haggard-looking little man ol beggarly appearance, who spoke to me in iemisn. Are you not Herr Boeckel the cou rierf" said he. Yes," replied L "What do you want with me? Who are you?" " I suppose you have quite forgotten meP" said he. 1 stared at him keenly. The man's features wore somewhat familiar to me, yet I was contused in my remem brance of how and where I had seen him. " I do not know yeu," said I. Yes, you do, and very well," re plied he. My name is Ludwig KuhL. and I have frequently 'driven you the first stage out of Vienna. I did so when you were courier to His Excel lency the Honorable Eslington, in the summer of the year 18 ." (The courier is remembered even when the patron is forgotten, for it is to us that landlords and their servants look for their gratuities.) I stared at him, and then recognized the haggard looks. True," said 1; I remember you now well. How goes it with vouf What do you here in Antwerp f Th old trade, eh P" " Ah, nor he replied, with a deeply drawn sigh. "It's a long story, and I can't tell it to you here in all this noise and bustle. Let us go to a quiet cabaret " I agreed; and in our short walk I re volved in my mind all those circum stances, so dark and impenetrable in their profound mystery, which had happened years before. And I remem. be red how our postilion, Ludwig Kuhl, had assisted me in the unavailing; search far His Excellency.-'. Soon we reached a little cabaret their name is legion in Antwerp in one of the back streets near the cathedral; and with a glass ol his favorite Boonjekamp in front of him, he seated himself, and told me the following sequel to the mysterious disappearance. Xiu must remember me. friend. he began, " when I was in a better con dition than you now see me; ana ne scanned his wretched garments, shrug ging his shoulders with an impatient air. I nodded acquiescence. . Well," said he, "you must also know in your long experience of travel that all classes of society on the Conti- nent, and 1 particularly in Vienna, have their secret club, r The postilions had theirs; but it was subject to tne rule ol the Chief Secret Society. In my younger days, friend, I was induced, in an un lucky moment, to enroll myself as a member, and take the oaths of the be. cret Society of Postilions. Bitterly have I repented since, for it is to that cir cumstance I owe my present deplora ble state of mind, and position." - Hut ,wbr.t has that to do won tne mysterious case of His Excellency F" I asked of him. somewhat impatiently. "Much more than you imagine or can ever know, friend, ' replied be. sententiously .wagging bis head. He paused for a moment. Well, I will tell you," continued he, " though you must not break my story with your inquiring comments. Jrirstly, then, you must know that I was on the establishment of Herr Spultzen, the carriage-master ana stable-keeper from whom iiis z.x cellency the Honorable Eslington hired his traveling carriage and horses for his return journey. It was known to the Chief Secret Society that His Ex cellency was in possession of important papers, ana it was also known that be was on the point of starting with them for England. ' The Chief Commander had important reasons for obtaining these papers, or copies of them, and of one in particular above all others, by fair means or foul; and what the Chief says is. to be done, is done invariably at any cost. The Committee had balloted for the person who must execute their orders, and their choice had fallen on me as postilion, and the more likely to euect a successful result, uy virtue ol my oath I was bound to obey, or I should have suffered a- secret death, by assassination probably. I need not tell you my instructions; but a dreadful fate awaited you in the event of you or His hxcellency obstructing our wishes. In everv town throuo-h which wa nasned there were emissaries of the Chief Socie - ty to assist me, so great is its organiza-1 tion; and when I received yosir'ixstrao- tions to pull up at tne next town,wnich if you remember was S , Ikaew the wishes of the Chief Commander would be effectually carried out. The landlord of the hotel you stayed at and the head hostler were known to me as members of the Chief Society, and there were other residents in the town also members, whom I did not know. So yon see, my friend, how His Excellency and you were encompassed in a net from which there was no escape;" and he chuckled to himself as he said it. Now you remember how His Excel lency was always encap-ed in writing his dispatches and documents. Well, there was consequently great difficulty in getting a view of the papers without I adopting foul means, and time was of . . - . -. - . i great importance, to the. Chief Com mander." What!" I exclaimed, in great tonishment, my hair almost on end with the suddenness of the confession what! Do you mean to tell me, Carl Jobann .Koeckel, that you murdered His Excellency in cold blood?" Not exactly that, friend," he quiet replied. "When His Excellency went lor mat snort walk, the bead hostler also went 'for a stroll in the same direction. A short distance from the town the hostler met a friend, also a member, and they quickly bound and gagged His Excellency, and carried him to the cellar of the latter' s house. where they kept him secretly until after the excitement of the disappear7 1 ance ana search naa subsided, when be was taken to Vienna in the involuntary use oi a dangerous lunatic peasant, ana arterwara ' Ana he made a significant sign indicative of strangula tion. 4. ne papers were abstracted by the landlord, and handed to me, and I in turn delivered them to the Chief Commander personally. Nothing was ever said about tbe missing documents. if you recollect, because only one other person besides His Excellency and the Chief Commander knew of them, and he dared not say what they were. But bow," asked 1, was every thing kept so quietly, as the British Government made a great stir over the matter, and large rewards were of fered?" Well," replied he, " those to whom the matter was referred were mostly members oi me tjniei society, which, you must remember, numbered in its roll members of all ranks and stations. The pair of overalls found in the copse some days after the disappearance were purposely placed there to lead and en courage the belief that His Excellency had been robbed and then murdered." But vou do not account for your being here in Antwerp now," said L Well, friend," continued he. and he drew himself closer to me and spoke in a very low tone well, the Chief Commander, in consequence of the stir made by both the ttntish and our Gov ernment, and tearing disclosure on ac- count of the large rewards offered, took I -A a a a . . . . a . I enecuve steps to prevent it oy ordering I the deaths of those concerned in the tragedy. Tbe landlord of the hotel. however, suddenly decamped to Amer ica where he will be tracked, never fear after hearing of the deaths of the hostler and his friend, who were found stabbed irf their beds; and I escaped here, by circuitous routes, and I have remained in hiding ever since. But I am already known and discovered, and I go daily in fear of my life. The sign of the Black Dagger here" and he tore open his vest and shirt, disclosing the printof a daggeron his breast " is known to all members of the Secret So ciety. My death-warrant has long ago been signed, and I am studiously watched, I feel certain. Even now " And he suddenly stopped, casting a cautious glance around the room, and pointed to a stranger who was silently smoking and drinking, to all appear ance engrossed in their enjoyment. " I must lcavf you," k mid. i a hunitd hoarse whisper. Good-bye, friend;' and he crept out of the cabaret quickly. The next morn in? LjUdwisr . hum i body was found floating in the canal, near its entrance to the Scheldt, pierced in the breast by a short dagger, with the device in German on its flat black handle, "We wait." Harper's Weekly. A Dusky Prlneefls The city of San Francisco during the remainder of the week will be honored in giving entertainment to a genuine princess, i ne steamer state oi fjaii fornia, which arrived from Portland, Oregon, .yesterday morning,, carried among her passengers Miss Sarah Win- nemuoca.a grand-daughter of the nute chief,. Captain Trukee, from whom the river takes its name.' The ' Frinoess Sarah is well known to fame, and at present is traveling under the- protec tion of some of tne omccrs of the army, who have agreed to see her safe through this wudernoA of civilization, our city, During the. afternoon . a ChrenicU Tea- porter called at the hotel where th princess Intends U noid her court while ln ? aty; and upon sending up his card was readily admitted. With her wore her brother in acnes ana her cousin Jerry, who have come from Winne- mucca on purpose to accompany barah on her trip to Montana, the residence of hex sister, who is married to a white man named Smith. The reporter was warmly welcomed by a resolute shake of a small, soft hand, and in spite of bis protests was seated in the soitest chair in the room, from which the princess herself had just risen. .next in oraer were introductions to N aches and Jerry, two of my people," as the princess remarked, and, then everything being satisfactorily ex plained, she herself drew a chair into tne circle, and now we are comforta ble for a nice good talk," she smilingly said, ln personal appearance Sarah compares most favorably with other women, bhe is of medium height, ap parently about thirty years oi age, broad-sbouldercd and straight, ller features are regular and expressive. tier prevailing expressions resolute ness and courage, mingled with good nature, tier movements are quick, but womanly and soft, withal, ber man ners quiet and very self-possessed. She was neatly attired in a brown dress of waterproof material, her only orna ment being a necklace of coral. Being seated the princess herself commenced the conversation. 1 want to ask you something," said she, in remarkably good and correct English: "I have just been thinking how it would do for me to lecture upon the Hannock war. misrht tret the California theatre, and perhaps I could make my expenses. You see people don't know much about Indians any way, and I know lots of things that people would like to hear. V bat do you think r" The reporter advised her to confer with the army officers who have charge over ber, I would be the first Indian woman 1 that ever spoke before white people, continued barah, " and they don't kno' what the - Indians have got to stand sometimes. I telfyoa the only'way to keep tne Indians quiet is to put them on different reservations, one for each tribe, and far apart. It will never do to let two tribes live on one reserva tion; they'll always make trouble. You see my people last year did not at all want to go to war, but the Bannocks made all the trouble for them. I was going to Silver City, and there I met Captain Hill, who told me that my peo ple were ngnnng. l had my own team and the Cs ptain told me 1 had better stay in Silver City, because if they caught me they would keep me prisoner, as I was a cue! j daughter, bo 1 stayed 'with Colonel Bernard's party and acted as interpreter ana scout dunng the war. . , i ,, i . - , mjr pwpiu wcro aai svui prisoners uy the Bannocks, who had disarmed them because they would not fight any Ion- ger. x sinew txiai uie Botuiers were go ig to conquer the Bannocks, and I was afraid that my people would join and get into more trouble. They were at Stein Mountains. So on the Sd of July, at ten o'clock in the morning, I set out to warn tnem oi their danger and make them leave the Bannocks. Didn't we ride!' and the princess fairly jumped in her chair at the recollection. ' lou see we had to be quick," she continued, "because if the Bannocks struok our trail, they would surely fol low us and bnd out where our party was going, oy nve o ciocic in tne ait ernoon we bad made over eighty miles, ncl our horses were almost dropping. when we reached Barren Valley. We thought we could get fresh horses there but the bouses were all burned and the people were all gone. All the tracks we could find went toward the Stein Mountains, and so we got away in that direction and traveled one hundred and fifteen miles more on our half-dead ponies. When we got to the Piutes we found that my brother N aches and three others had left already. To gether with the whole band, in all about sixty, we leit me same night and got as iar as summit apnng. i leit mem at Sheep River and rode ahead to warn the soldiers that they were coming, so that they might meet hem. On the march Orchez" band j .i-.ed ours, and I would have got the whole tribe but for Oite, who drove a large number back to the Bannocks after I left the band. Of course Colonel Bernard was much pleased to sec me bring in so many warriors to make peace with the whites." Regarding the present outbreak of the Utes, the Princess maintained that she had held a council with a band of fifty who were captured by General Howard, and that they were Bannocks. These Indians were part of a band called "Sheep-eaters." They were afraid to go to their reservations; they had committed so many depredations and murders that they expected to bo hanged when captured. The rest of this band had made their way to the Utes and invited them to make depre- X . at aauons upon me frontiersmen. Sarah, since February last, has been living at tne xaxima reservation, where some four hundred of her tribe have settled down. Soon after their arrival there the Government put a school bouse at her disposal, and until sho left she taught regularly the rudiments of the English language to a class of thirty two girls and thirty boys, all Indians. Sho is very well satisiiod with the progress she has made. Sarah appears to be an enthusiastic Methodist, and she narrated her experiences of " a lovely camp meeting," as she called it, with evident relish. It had been at tended by over eight hundred people, whites and Indians, and she herself had interpreted the sermons which were preached by the missionaries. Sixty three I'iutes had been converted since the spring, partially through her minis trations. Her people had cleared off about three hundred acres of land upon the reservation, and intended t ttl down permanently. They had some nice houses, and some had even sewing machines ana organs, ihey row in tended to build a church. The only matter which gave her occasional trouble were the feuds which were con tinually springing up between her peo ple and those Indians who had come to me reservation before them. Sarah Winnemucca thinks that she was born at or near Humboldt Lake. When eight or nine years of age, while traveling with her people toward Car son City, she saw the first white man. " I remember," she says, " my grand- iainer got two boxes of crackers from the emigrant, but I was afraid; the man had nothing but eves, and all hair. I got behind my mother and called him an owl. My grandfather, while with Captain Fremont, had heard about California, and when he came back from the Mexican war he took the whole tribe with him into the Joaquin vxlhy. My brothers Tom and N aches here went to work for four years on a fcrrr boat. After that we went down to Saut City and staid ' there for three years; from there I went to San Jose. There I went to the convent school for about three yeats. I liked it very well until in I860 I heard that my people had taken the war-uuth against the whites. So I went back to Nevada, and since that time I have been traveling around irom one place- to another, mostly with the army. Usually the In dians treat mo well enough, unless they are on the war-path, and then 1 have to be very careful. I never go armed, because I would not use any pistols, anyway, isut when 1 go scouting 1 al wars take two Indiana alnnir with me. and thev get very good rifles from the officers." Being asked if she had not often been in danger, Sarah only smiled and 8 aid she did not know; nothing had ever happened to her. San Francisco Uhronxcle. Remarkable Snew Storms ln India. Somj interesting details of the extra ordinary snowfall in Cashmere in 1877- 7s are given in a paper in the just is sued number of the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal by Mr. Ly- dekker. Early in the month of Octo ber, 1877, snow commenced to fall in the valley and mountains of Cashmere, - and from that time up to May, 1878, there seems to have been an almost incessant snow fall in the higher mountains and val leys; indeed, in places it frequently snowed without intermission for up wards 01 ten days at a time. At JJras, which has an elevation of 10,000 feet. Mr. L.ydekker estimated the snowfall from the native account, as having been from thirty feet to forty feet thick. The effects of this enormous snowfall were to bo seen throughout the country. At Dras the well built travelers' bungalow, which had stood some thirty years. was entirely crushed down by the weight of the snow which fell upon it. : In almost every village of the neighboring mount ains more or less of the log houses had likewise fallen, while at Gulmarg and Sonamarg, where no attempt was made to remove the snow, almost all the huts H teiropeaaaSy-iastOM-we-Trtterly broken down by it. . In the higher mountains whole hillsides have been denuded of vegetation and soil by the enormous avalanches which swept down them, leaving vast gaps in the primeval forests and choking the valleys below with tne aeons 01 rocks and trees. As an instance of the amount of snow which must have fallen in the higher levels, Mr. Lydekker mentions the Zogi Cass, leading irom uashmere to Dras. which has an elevation of 11,300 feet, He crossed this early in August last year, and he then found that the whole of tbe ravine leading up to the pass from the Cashmere side was still hlled with snow, which he estimated in places to oe at lease lou leet thick, in ordi nary seasons this road in the Zogi Pass is clear from snow some timo during the month of June. As another instance of the great snowfall,' Mr. Lydekker takes the valley leading from the town of Dras up to the pass separating . that place irom . me valley 01 me Kishen- gunga River. About the middle of August almost the whole of the first mentioned valley, at an elevation of 13,000 feet, was completely choked with snow, which in places was at least 200 feet thick. In the same district all passes over 13,000 feet were still deep in snow at me sa.ne season 01 tbe year. Mr. Lvdekker gives other .instances of snow lying in places in September, whore no snow had ever before been observed after June. As to the destruc tion of animal life, in the Upper Ward- wan Valley large numbers of ibex were seen embedded in snow; in one place upwards of 60 head were counted, and in another not less than 100. The most convincing proof, however, of the havoc caused among the-wild animals by the great snowfall is the fact that scarcely any ibex were seen during last summer in those portions of the Wardwan and Til ail Valleys which are ordinarily con sidered as sure nnds. so also the red bear and the marmot were far less numerous than usual. Mr. Lydekker estimates that the destruction to ani mal life caused by the snow has far exceeded any slaughter which could be inflictedby sportsmen during a period of at least five or six years. A Mother's Frenzy. An investigation into the causes of the fire at Haverhill, Mass., Monday night, whereby Arthur and Horace Beard, two little boys, were burned to crisps, now points to the mother of the little innocents, Francis Beard, as having deliberately planned their mur der. Detectives at work on the case have obtained unmistakable evidence to show that the mother for some time has been acting strange, and last week expressed fears that her two little boys would die- in want, although she was provided with wealth and everything to make their future bright and prosper ous. Early on Monday she was told by a neighbor that there was a rise in stock of the Ogdensburg and Lake Cham plain Railroad, from which she was ex pecting ysoo in dividends. She acted strange, and, wringing her hands, in reply, said: "What-will become of my poor boys?" Early the same night she determined that her little ones should not live to fsce a cold and heartless world, and after thev had retired with her customary good-night kiss, she pre ferred to burn them to death. While the boys were sleeping she saturated their bed with kerosene, but cunningly took every precaution to prevent sus picion against ber. She determined to carry out her deadly work after rnid- ight, and. at one o clock in the morn ing, set the boys' bed on fire, then locked the door of their room to pre vent them from getting ont, should they attempt to do so. In half au hour her hellish work was complete, where upon she hastily disrobed and soon after gav an alarm of fire. The fire was hastily extinguished, and the charred remains of the chil dren were found in their chamber. The mother claims that her first knowl edge of the fire was when she awoke in her bed from a sound sleep. But now enough is known to show that she did not go to bed at all that night, and that her disrobing was simply for effect, and to support her story. The greatest excitement prevails in Haverhill over the affair, which is thought by a majority of the people to be the result of Mrs. Beard's insanity, with which she was afflicted many years ago, when her husband died. Mrs. Beard is a woman of culture and refinement, and morally, socially and financially is regarded among the first families of the town. Her husband died, leaving some $1,000. She is now under surveillance, waiting an investi gation to be held by the medical ex aminer. The affair, in many respects, resembles that on Cape Cod recently. when Freeman murdered his daughter in a moment of religious frenzy. Bos ton Telegram Nov. 20. . .. -- A Mad Welf Running a Mnck. - On the 7th of October, about seven a. m., the peasants from the adjoining villages had collected together at a fair which was held at' the settlement of Barvenkoff, District of Izume, and the male portion of the assembly had dis- Eersed to the drinking shops, to make argains and drink each other's healths, leaving the women and children in charge of the carts. Suddenly there resounded through the square a heart rending shriek for assistance .and then all was quiet. J. he peasants rushed out of the drinking booths into the street, and before they had time to col lect their thoughts there appeared from behind a building situated on the edge of the square an enormous wolf. Everybody rushed in great confusion to their carts,- shouting Mad wolf!" Meantime the gigantic wolf, frothing at me mouth, and with bis tongue hanging out, made for the carts. A dreadful tumult occurred. The horses and oxen dashed in all directions, but the majority, getting entangled, fell. overturning the carts, while the noise made by the pigs, sheep, geese, fowls. etc, added to the uproar and confusion.' The wolf, when within a short distance of the first group of carts, turned round. sprang on to a woman who was running past, ana in a moment sne was pros trate on the ground, having lost her nose, scalp and lower part of her face. The wolf then ran further and attacked a small lad of about seven years of age but, just at that time a pig rushed at the wolf and bit its taiL The wolf turned on his assailant, but hot before it had bitten the boy's face and hand. Leaving the pig, the wolf ran down the main street, attacked a woman with a baby, then two boys about four years of age, and, having bitten their heads through to the brain, rushed up the street, and, after biting several other persons, turned off on the railroad. By this time a large crowd, headed by the village elder, and armed with whips, guns, scythes, &c. gave chase to the terrible animal. They caught up with me won about one mue irom me village, and a peasant, allowing it to approach within about fifteen paces, shot me animal straight in his open maw. Notwithstanding the wound he had received, the wolf sprang up and attacked the peasant, The latter did not lose his presence of mind, and struck the animal with the butt end of his gun, which shattered at the blow, and the wolf seized the peasant by the side, but owing to the man wearing three coats, his skin was only scratched. lhe courageous man then gripped tbe animal with both hands. During this struggle between a man and a mad wolf the crowd which had come up hesitated, through fear, to attempt the rescue of their comrade. Fortunately local policeman galloped up at this juncture, and, drawing his revolver, shot the wolf through the head. -: The wolf had bitten no less than twenty-five persons, ten of whom are in a dangerous state. The sufferers were isolated from the rest of the in habitants, and medical aid was at once administered to them. It is reported mat the wolf came from the settlement of Dorgenikoff (situated about eighteen miles from iBarvenkott,) where a mad ox had died, and had been buried, but so carelessly that, on the following morning his body was found scattered about. tit. 1 cur sour g uoios. . A Plain Man. . The woodward avenue car going north at eleven o clock yesterday fore noon overtook a man with a hand-trunk of ancient make walking in the middle , . 1 . ST. - . T I : .1 im tne BircBK 11x3 muuirtiu u wo car went to the railroad track, and then got aboard. There were several pas sengers in the car, and as he stood in the door he looked from one to the other and said: ' If I am intruding don't hesitate to tell me so. I like people who spoak right out, and I am used to plain talk." JNo one objected and he took a seat, crossed his legs and said to himself: " I'll bet they never built this car for less than fifty dollars! . I'm glad the old woman isn't here. If she should see how it's fixed up she'd never let up on me till I tacked one to the house. 11 never ride on a wood wagon again when I can jog along in a chariot like this. It's got more windows than a bee-hive, and I wouldn't dare spit on the floor if 1 was dying to spit!" As he made no move to pay bis tare the driver rang the bell. ' Got bells on here, eh?" mused tbe plain man. "Now who d a-thought they'd have gone to such an expense as that! Folks here in town are right on the style, no matter what it costs!" Tho driver rang again and again, and seeing that it did no good he finally opened the door and said: ' lou man in me corner mere you didn't pay your fare!" ' My fare: Why, that's so! Hangea if I hadn't forgotten all about it! ere you ringing that bell for me?" les." That's too bad! Why didn't you open that door long ago and say to me:' Hero, you old potato top, 11 you don t pass up your ducats 1 11 land you in the mudr I'm a plain man, and I never get miffed at plain talk. Take the damage out of this half dollar!" Free Press. A vert much inebriated fellow stands at the edge of the sidewalk and looks doubtfully at the crowd of carriages. Near him stands an extremely venera ble and dignified old gentleman, who. after looking on awhile, kindly takes the younger man by the arm and helps him across the street. When he is safe on the other sidewalk, ne blurts out with tipsy gratitude: Thank you! You know what it is to be drunkl" 'Tn x teeth of time" ara not fall teeth. TBS DOLLS' WXDDINO. J. am ao git lad that the annshine haa driven the V. I.J u V. r, mj. For my dolly, my darling dolly, ia going to be cloud, away, She has had a great many suitors a dozen. I do married Uxla; .V. declare And only last week, Wednesday, she refused millionaire. Sophie Read is bia mother; she thought we d feel ao grand - That a doll with a diamond stud should offer my child bis band. Bnt Rose care, little for money, and she's given ner neartaway To Charlie, the gallant sailor, who will make her bia bride to-day. Nora has made her a bride-cake with frosting as white as snow. And 1 wove her bridal wreath from the tiniest flowers that blow; And brother Harry has promised (he's ever so auna, 1 m sure; To lend them his beautiful yacht when they sail on their weddinff tour. We make believe it'e the ocean, the lake in the f ark, you know; And Charlie, the little sailor, is so delighted to go. O, my! he doca look cunning in his suit of nary blue. ' His mother, my most particular friend, ia little r . aeui JLrew. Look! they are coming, liar. O, they .are a lovelv Charlie, the rnai e black-eyed sailor, and Rose with her irolden hair. Docsn t she look like a fairy peeping out from a nency clona. In that lovely dress and veil? Bnt we mnstn'1 talk nut lond- If I could just squeeze ont a tear I suppose it's the proper thing. Since she ia mv only child bnt indeed I would rather sing. For the sun is shining brightly, and everything seems gay. And to Charlie, the dear little sailor, my dolly is marriea to-aay. Harper't Toung Folks, HUSTI5Q JaCK RABBITS. Out in Kansas we have rare sport hunting jack-rabbits. Eastern boys can hardly guess how much sport there is in it. We have other game, 01 course. Deer and antelopes are quite common in Edwards and other south-western counties; and the wolves that prowl over 'the prairies - are worse for our sheep and calves than bears are, or ever were, in New England. But me greatest sport of au is hunt ing jack-rabbits. We hunt them on horseback, with greyhounds. ' : All the settlers in our section keep one or more greyhounds on purpose to hunt jack- . rabbits. - 1 went iox-nunting twice, with hounds, in Maine, and did not have half me fun that I have had out here, in Kansas, hunting "jacks." Our jack-rabbit, 1 should say, is no such little scrub as the Massachusetts rabbit, or even the Maine hare. Jack is quite a beast, and. makes roast or stewed, a pretty good dish. - Many settler's family lived on jacks, after the frasshoppers came. Our rabbit has lack legs and black ears, and a black ish head. When he stands up on his haunches, for a look around, he is nearly three feet taiL His tail is long, and that is black, too. But the body is a brownish gray. I have seen jacks almost as large as a small goat. Now and then one comes across a tremen dously large one, so big and tall and long-eared,, and so awfully clumsy- looking, as fairly to make a fellow stare, even when he is used to jacks. . Gener ally, however, they do not weigh more than fifteen or twenty pounds. These jack-rabbits live right out on the open prairie and along the shallow river-valleys, where there is not a bush nor a tree, anywhere in sight. Most of the grass, except by the streams, is buffalo grass. a snort, curly, fine rass; but scattered about are seen unches, or rings, of taller grass, two and a half or three feet high. These rings of high grass are commonly not larger across than a bushel-basket, but quite thick- And nght inside 01 the grass rings is where the jacks hide. They hido in there, curled up, cuddled warm out of the prairie wind, and well out of sight, too. . You scarcely ever see a tack stirring on tbe prairie in the day-time, even in places where they are really very numerous. L hose grass bunches are so thick that you may pass close to one and not see the jack cud dled up in the middle of it; and if he sees you he will not stir, unless you kick or strike into the grass. Then out he goes, ten feet at one jump; and clum sy as he looks there is nothing that runs which can catch him, if he gets twenty yards start not even a greyhound. Away he nies like an old leit hat hop ping along the ground before the wind; and you think mat me nouna win eaten him in no time; but he doesn't. Jack keeps just about two jumps ahead, and will run one mile, or two, or all day. just as you like. There is no such thing as tinng one down, when once ne nas had a good fair start, and has had a chance to get his eyes fairly open and catch his wind. The only way we ever catch jack-rabbits with hounds is to take them by surprise, before they have time to lay themselves out lor good steady leaping. 1 have often laughed to see a won hunt jack-rabbits. The wolf will sneak along, crouched close to me ground, and work up to a ring of grass, then give a sudden jump ngnt into me midst 01 it. About one time in mty ne will manage to seize the sleeping jack. But commonly the rabbit will, in some mystenous way, leap out from under the . wolfs very nose, . and go twenty or thirty leet, as 11 propelled .by a single kick, then stop and look.- The wolf knows that the game is up. I once saw a wolf Bit down and look hard at the rabbit, and sniff him longingly; and the jack, not yet half awake, sat and winked. But the wolf turned away ana went to an other bunch of grass. He knew better than to waste his strength chasing a jack-rabbit. The way we used to nunt jacks was to start out eight or ten of us on our ponies (and there are no horses in this country fleeter than some of those Texas ponies), with all the greyhounds we could muster sometimes fifteen or twenty of them. Riding out on the prairie, we would cow string out in a line, with the dogs all running close be side the ponies, and go at a gallop for those rings of tall grass. Just as some pony's feet were going into a bunch of tall grass, out would leap, a rabbit. The greyhounds would . be at elose hauls, not two yards from the rabbit's tail; and everybody knows how a grey hound will buckle down to the. ground and run, without so much as a yip. The jack, waked . np so suddenly. would not have time to straighten out for long leaps, - and would tack, first nght then left. In mat way be would dodge one hound, but in dodging one another would grab him. That was the way we used to hunt them. - Some times we would by this plan catch eighteen or twenty in an hour. O, it was live sport! Such shouting and cheering on! Three or four jacks go ing at once, and all crazy after them, at a dead run ! The ponies would chase as eagerly as the greyhounds. ; Why, I have seen more excitement and more downright, laughable fun in a jack-rabbit hunt than in anything else I ever witnessed. But it is not the safest business in the world riding at full spring and at a venture across the prairie. For one is always liable to run into a buffalo wallow," or break through into some old burrow. Our Texas ponies were pretty sure-footed little fellows; but, of course, if a horse broke into a deep hole he would go down in a heap, and his rider would go headlong on the ground. I once got a tremendous " fore-reacher" of this sort. And here I should explain, perhaps, that a " buf falo wallow" is not a slough, nor a pig mire, but just a dry hole where a bison has got down and dug with his horns, and rolled and plowed himself into the dirt, either to get rid of flies or vermin, ' or else, perhaps, from some desire to get the fresh earth into his hair. The winter after the grasshoppers came my brother and 1 started a bone team." We were about cleared out in . the way of money; we had land and lean cattle, but nothing to eat. So we rigged up an old prairie-schooner (large wagon) and put our ponies to it and went nrto-the business it drawing - -bones. Perhaps, too, I need to explain -what a bone-team is. On those prairies where buffalo and deer and antelope have run so many years, there are vast quantities of old bones lying about. In many tracts me ground is fairly cov ered with them; and in the winter and spring, when the grass is off and the sun shining, the plain at a distance looks white as if covered with frost or ice. The turf is full of bones of all sorts and sizes; and scattered about are some enormous buffalo skulls, with the short, thick horns still in them. These old bones are of some commer cial value, i At almost every station of the railroads, across the plains there is an agency for the purchase of bones. They are taken East and manufactured into fertilizers, like superphosphate of lime. ' The price paid a year ago at the - stations of E County was five dol lars per ton. My brother and I drew in rather over a hundred tons during the winter. It is no great job to pick up a ton of those bones in many places, but we had to haul ours nearly twenty miles; for the most of the land near the railway has now been taken up, or at least cleared of bones. It was a three- days' trip to go out on the plains and get a load. With our team of six po mes we commonly drew in three tons. While out on these bone trips we made ' considerable account of jack-rabbits; we had two greyhounds on purpose -to hunt . them, and to - hunt ante lopes. 1 did most of the hunting; my brother was a little lame tha. season from a " hoist" he had received off a reaper. We had one of the fleetest ponies for running I have ever seen. In color Bhe was so light as almost to look silvery, and had both her. fore legs white. Her hair was very short and ' thin. She was slim and trig oh, a delicate little creature! In weight she was not much above seven hundred pounds; but ah, she would skim those plains like a goshawk, we called her Gilly. I would get up before sunrise, call in Sport and Grip (the two greyhounds), then mount Gilly, and start after a jack, r for breakfast, - One morning we got after a pretty big jack, and ran him out past a large white-topped schooner," where an emigrant party had hauled up for me night. Two men and a woman were stirring about it; ana 1 - saw two nice, rosy girls peering out of the back of the wagon. They looked so inspiring that ! thought 1 would show them a little fancy riding. So I touched Gilly and told her to go. At that, she just reached out those white legs of hers and straightened to it. O, she went like an arrow alter tne nounas and past that schooner, and away on across the prairie. And. right in the midst of har keenest run, sLe broke into a wolf-hole! Believe it or not, the mare turned a complete somersault! But I wasn't in the saddle when she turned it. : I had gone on, and went on; went ' on my head, went on my knees, went every way.. 1 was more man nlty leet - from the pony when I finally stopped! Sport and Gnp pulled up to see me go, and the jack, he stopped and looked The wolf came out of the ground and looked, too. They were all so interest ed in it that they entirely forgot each . other. And back at the schooner 1 saw ' Bix or seven men, women and girls, standing motionless, with their mouths. open.. When 1, at length, got up, such a " ha! ba! came watted on tbe wind as I shall not soon forget. It hurt me outrageously.- I got up feeling as if I were a hundred and one veara old. Aaab. . for the jack he had taken leave; and the ' , dogs were barking into me wolf-hole Another voung fellow, named Adnev B Clark, and myself once ran a jack-rab- c' bit under a settler's house, which stood T out by itself on the prairie. The rabbit went up to it and crawled under the silL The hounds could not get under. -We went round the house and then into it. There was no one at home. We were determined to have that jack, anyhow. So we pulled up two or three boards of the floor, and Ad took the fire-poker and got down under the floor ' to poke out the jaek. He had not been down there long when he uttered a screech and came out at one jump with : a great big rattle-snake hanging to his .- ...- boot-leg: l grabbed a cnair ana killed . . the snake. Ad was so weak he could not stand alone and could scarcely - - speak. I pulled off his boot. But there was no mark on him. Fortunately, the snake had only bitten his boot leg. We then poked out the jack and the hounds grabbed him. ' - "' And at another time, when eight or ' - ten of us were out racing down jacks, with as many as thirteen hounds, we all got after one big leiiow, ana at length ran him into an old deserted ' "dig-out," A " dig-out." or " root-out," is a house dug in the ground, and the floor of it is often four or five feet below the ' ' level of the soil. The door of this one was gone. The jack, being pretty hard ' run, darted in there. In went the whole pack of hounds after him, and there was no end of a pow-wow. Round and about they went, yelping ' and growling down there in the dark. -We thought there wouldn't be much left of that jack when, by and by, out he came and leaped away, leaving all ' ' the hounds in there tumbling over one ' ' another, and the end of the business was that we had to go in and haul those dogs out by the legs. Wide Awake. ' The use of whisky for rattlesnake bites in Texas has increased so enor mously during the past year that the overworked snakes have resolved to leave the State unless the Board of Im migration reinforce them strongly. They work on double time, and yet can't do half the biting that is demand ed by the consumers. One snake who does business at Port Lavaca is six weeks behind his orders, and three of the clerks are sick. Hawk-Jtye.