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THE DODGE CITY'
SCIM KirriO! i.OOr Trir.in Idtaarr. NICHOLAS I!. KLAINK. Turnci I unt wc recommend lilm to mercy." Tlio iixLbo, Judge asked, somewhat tartly, whether thev found the prisoner guilty or not I guitty.andthcv answered- ".oiguiiiy. but we recommend him to mercy." ' This naturally raised a laugh in the Lditoii . court-room, after which the Judge cx- plained that their finding was cquiva- .. r.rn ,nr..;i ;J7. urn ni-cw" ' vnt toan enlir0 acquittal, which was "Dhll AJJh.SD 1S7 DEll ULSTh, l at IcIitll rccordcd. On a trial for lar- Tbenjornln? noun are Joyful fa'r. With rail of blrj and fccnl ut dew; And blent with minim kiiI I and blue. AulfcUU tt)0uum.criiiMfitlJe4 ir'i Tho Mow -ua lingering aeek I he Mt A loth to Icive an I a-Mere. o soon The lonir and frnznint atleniuon; Hut sllll ibe ctraUin Is I be best. Dar majr fall n day tnar be. llnr liar. J 1 alt h"Hsl wild irtftf, her eyes AlUbt wlib 4j tuf prupbecic: lint wttliwc turn where. wistfully. Tho Tilled m cnlni?. dimly talk Manila 111 the h low without perch Ami holds ber one (rift out to each llir Kite ut TVM. the VI tt of alL Ah! awiell) falUthc fc.uni"t alow Onftilirr nalre. all peat-clul tcnt To catch the Ia rays, if a 1 content To watch thelw.llcutKiftlVKrow; Content to face 1LC iil2hl and keep 1 be p acclul 1 Itfil or the v e. An.l like a tittle child to brealhc A "Now 1 lay lao down to aleeiC Ah' eloneof life- Ah cto"eordnyt Which thlnka of mom without nvrct; W bfch thicks of b:iy noon, and et flrleiesnot to put lis toll away: Which, calmed llh thoughts or coming rest. Watches the meet, Mlllevenlnx fade. Counting .U hour all unulraid Eurili,theeeulnjrU tbob-t. sivun Omfafejr, in A. . hUMmU Onerr Vrdirts. ceuv. the jury came back complaining that they couhl not agrtc wiicuicr me offenc was "grand" or "petty" until instructed whether to value the goods at wholesilo or at ret-iil prices. Said the Judge: "Gentlemen, considering the way the rascal came by the goods, I don't think the Court can atlord to wholesale them to him." Verdict of grand larceny immediately. In some States the jury decide the punishment as well as the offense, hence, in a mur der case, an illilcratcforoman wro'.c the verdict: "Gilty, deth." Why find a verdict for such a silly sum as si X and one-fourth cents? Some times such a finding may be really valuable- Say that people are in tho habit of cros-ing your meadow, and you fear that if they persist in doing so for a term of years the foot-path will become a matter of right. If, now, you sue some one person for trespassing and re cover (jiv and one-fourth cents, this will jJiotv, at any time after, that the mead ow was yours, and tho townspeople crossed it" by sufferance only. O.ten, however, a nominal verdict m'eans that. though the defendant was legally in How may one explain tha odd ver- fault, tho jury disapprove the p'aintiffs diets that are rendered? Often the , fUiu A cjrious m-tanco is just re sum found seems inexplicable. Lately fported from England. One Fourth of a I'atcrMiu jury, in an aggravated July night an American in London let brcach-of-proiuise cao, found for the oil some rockets, nnd the sticks fell into lady "damages. S3,3.7;" and inquiry the garden of a neighbor. Neighbors arose naturally enough, "nheuce the wife was sitting 111 the garden; and $7? Area jury's scales for neighing either them-h of the rockets when they wounded affections sodelica-to astliat?" acended or thu crash of the sticks One who has becomo comorsant with when they fell, frightened her into the Interior methods of tho jur-rooni chronic hytteria and neuralgia. Law will sty that tho sum may be not a pre- suit; in which the jury ascs'cil tlio ci.u valuation in which each juror con- damages at one farthing. The plaintiff t-nrrcil. but an average of twelve vari- complained to the Queen's liench of ous estimates. Trcbably the jury first this t crdiet as absurd. Hut the Judges oteJ on the general question, "r'or aid tint the meaning was clearly thisr plaintiff or deiendant?" Finding all "We can not say that in strict law the were in favor of somo damazes for plaintiff had no right to complain, but plaintiff, they reached an amount by the cao is so small and contemptible each man writing a sum on a slip of that we give a erdict for a farthing." paper, casting all in a hat, adding t Perhaps tho oddest instance is one them, and dividing the total by twelve, narrated of the Superior Court. At It is contrary to law for jurors to agree tho clo-e of tho week a cause was called leforeliand that they will report an av- I when, behold, one juror only was re urago of their several sums as tho ver- maining in attendance of the whole diet; but the law cannot prevent their , number summoned. Ho was told to taking an average to seo how take his place in tho jury-box. He it strikes them, and then, if all approve had previously exhausted all efforts and it, reporting it, and they often do so excuses toavoid serving, and, naturally. If the sums on thu tweUe slips Miou'd was not at all pleaded at being caught total ?lf'l,0 1 1, the twelfth, or average, in this way. He claimed the entire would bo fcS.Iiu". routine, heard the speeches and the Preposterous convictions are souio-1 Judge's charge, and then gravely said times reached U3- this willingness to t to the Court that -the jurv desired to onipromlso opinions rather than bo rc'-iro " Itetire lie did, and rcma'ned kept out" longer. A Connecticut ' out" so long that the Judgo passed wifo was pro-ecuted for killing her an order for a sealed verdict. Next husband by slow poisoning, and the jury ' morning Court was opened, tho sealed after long deliberation found her 1 envelope broken and the verdict pro guilty of murder ill tho second degree. duced;itread: "The jury cannot agree." Now. the second degree of murder cm-, .V. y. Tunes. braces the more hasty, passionate, uu J - . . deliberate kinds. Tliolirstdegreorom-1 Home After Itusinpss Hears, prises the deliberate, premeditated 1 , caes, to which class poison eminently Tlio road tho man of business tra'.eis bclougs. It is not probable that any ' in pursuit of competence or wealth i not one juror renlly considered that a find-1 a macadamized one, nor does it ordma iugof murder in tho second degree was ' rily lead through pleas mt scenes nnd correct. More likely some were stub-1 by well-springs of delight. Onthccoc bornly opposed to sending a woman to trary, it is a rough and rugged path be lie lunged; and tho others, rather than 1 set with "wait-a-bit" tlurns. and full nllon- a proved prisoner to havo the ' of pitfalls which can only be avoided by chsiieoof escac, which would be al-,the watchful caro of circumspection, lowed her by a disagreement and newt After each day's journey overthis woise trial, consented to unite in saying "sec- J than rough turnpike road, the wayfarer oiid degree," and so sectiringimprison- needs something more than rest; he ro Tucnt for life. I quires solace and he deserves it- He It is fortunato that bad spelling or is weary of tho dull prose of life, and falso grammar does not vitiate; for athirst for its loatry. Happy is the there are many stories of blundering business man who can find that poetry verdicts. Thus, in a lawsuit for a cow. and solace at homo. Warm greetings tha jury returned: "We. the jury, find f rom loving hearts, fond glances from tho cow in tho plaintiff." Tlio Judge, bright eica and welcome shouts of chil as gravely as might be, told tha Clerk,! dren, and nianjr little arrangements for to Kelp tliem to write it, but thp'Clerk , comfort and enjoyment tint silently tell could tloviso no betterformsthanthe.se: I of thoughtful and expectant love; the "You say that you find the plaintiff in (gentle ministrations that beguile us into the cow?" "You say that you lind tho an old and easy seat before we are aware property 01 the cow in the plauilil!," , 01 it; these ana like tokens of atlcction etc- The Judge, at IaU had to draft the verdict himself. In a Jior-e ca-o tho jury made return: " Wc. tho jury, lind the value of the horse to be one hundred and fifty dollars." The Court Mid that this would not do at all. What the law w ished to kuow was not so much what the horse was worth as to whom it belonged. At tho end of an' English trial for false pretenses, the' jury said: " Wc Cud ho done wrong. and sympathy constitute the poetry which reconciles us to the prose of life. ThinK of this, yo wives and daughters of businessmen! John .Momfort married a widow at ISuena Vista, Ga., and on the day after the wedding undertook to whip his step son. The brido seized her hnsband and held him fast, while the boy killed him with a knife. Will tie End of the World Tome this Year! Well. yes. anxious, troubled ques tioner, it will. Wo hope vou will feel I satisfied to have the matter definitely settled. And we can tell you positively that it will. Wo know ts much about it as Prof. Proctor, as Prof. Swift, as tho Smithsonian Institute and tho Na tion il Observatory, and more than the V. S. Signal Service. Yon have been tormented and tortured, no doubt, by Mother Shipton, and by the comet, ami the Canadian farmer who bui.t him an ark and had it all ready to launch for the 19th o June ho can go into tho ferry business with it now, or sell it to the Mississippi ISargc and Transporta tion Company aim by the Jlillerites. anil one "tool thing and another, until jour mind is distracted and oi can't sleep, and don't think it worth while to pay your debts. All the sime. you will have to pay, or go out of business. And if the world should come to an end at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, up to J:I5 a. m. money would bo eight per cent, on gilt-edge paper, and none too easy to get then. So you seo the fact that tho world is coming to an end won't make any dif ference in your business auairs. It won't make any change in tho shallow ness of the strawberry boxes this season; tho good hfirrics will all be on the top the .same as last year. With eternity staring them in the face man kind will go right on, swindling and lying, and praying and singing, ami hwearing and dealing di-honestly, and doing tricky things, loving and hating, laughing and weeping, until tho end comes and the lips that cursed orpn-yed are hushed alike in the quiet of death. For the world is coming to an end. And the comet can't hasten and a mill ion comets can't retard its coming. It is bound to come this year. There is no help for it. If it scares you. we can't help it. Wc must tell the trnth about this thing, since you have asked lis what wc know about it. And, in deed, we know more than wo have told. The end of all things tcrrestral is coming to-morrow, and you can't stop it by climbing a tree or crawling into a cave. Every lay and every hour the end of tho world comes to some unsus pecting mortal who is only thinking up his plans for next summer, or studying over a "ho-s ttade" ho has in his mind for next week. "Every time your heart beats tho end of tho world comes for some one, and just as suro as 3 ou have, or more surely if you have "not, paid vour newspaper subscription, it is com ing to you. And. good subscriber, fearful and troubled about comets and 111:111V things, when it docs come, if it catches you off your feet with our business raveling out at the edges, j our bills unsettled, ojr notes protested, your subscription not paid, your pew rent overdue and your pastor running into debt for his liVir.g. with your con science burdened with wrongs and j our life bristling with uncorrected and un repentant faults, you won't need any comet nor any long procession of peri helia to scare you. You won't think of Iib planets then, good man. You will think about the horse with a spavin you sold to poor Greonwig; you will think about the shoddy four-dollar overcoat you sold ioor Havsced for -Sli'j; .you wiil think about. the quarts of straw berries j 011 sold every year in pint boxes; you will remember tho seven cent print you sold to old Mrs. Thistle po 1 for fourteen cents; you will think about tho firkin of ale-greae you pain'ed with butter and eoldfor thirty seon cents for table use; ou will think of the mortgage you foreclosed on poor Itagwccd's farm after he had paid yon thirteen per cent, for the money for ten jears; you 'will think of the "loadsof three-feet cord-wood you hauled to town and sold at full market price; jou will think of the sand j ou silted in the brown sugar; you will remember how jou sold 1,700 pound? of coal for a ton; you will think ofthe'papcr 3 ou took for a J ear and a half and never paid for; you will recall a thousand little mean nesses and weaknesses of which you havo been guilty; you will think how you mado yonr money, and how pre cious little good it is going to do you in the country whither you are going; and, poor man, if you ,have fastened your laith and trust to nothing better than Mother Shipton, or Vcnnor, or General Ilazcn, or some celestial tramp of a comet, tho'sound of tho trumpet, the voices of the beasts, the seven thunders, the hail and , fire mingled with blood, the darkened sun, the vials of wrath and the voice of tho cagTe could not add to your fears. When the end of tho world comes for yon, that will be tho only end 3011 will take any interest in. It will bo awful enough "for you, if it comes before you are ready for it, and unless you know j ou have a dead suro thing on eighty-nine years or more and 30U know'whetheryou have or not you keep ono eye open all the timo for the eml of the world. So, don't you worry about two com ets, or conjunctions", or perihelia, or eclipses, or the spots on the sun. They have nothing to do with your ca-e at all. You may not live to see the world burned up. and3ou pass away in the great final dissolution of all things ter restrial, but 3 on are going to live to 3-o;irend of tho world, and don't 3-011 forget it. That's a'l 30U have to do witli it. You go home now, and quit worrying about prophecies. Adniiro the comet without a fear. Study as tronomy for its wonders and beauties, and not for fanciful and ignorant and superstitious terrors. You go home and sell clean goods by full measures and honest weights; teach your clerks that a thirty-live inch stick doesn't measure a yard of dress goods; don't weigh joursclf on the hay, and tho wagon by itself; make your'ton of coal weigh twcntv--hundred, and cut your wood four feet long; be honest "and square in your dealings; pa3- your pew rent ever3' week, and your newspaper subscription in advance: read the revised Testament oftcner and go to church regularly; bo manly and pay your debts as fast asyou can. and live so that ou can look every man in the eyes when you meet him; give up swearing and try family pray ers as a substitute; don't be afraid of auy man that ever wore a hat, and always- stand by your own honest convic tions, and then, it some night a comet with a tail like a torch-light procession, and the perihelion of Jupiter, and an eclipse of the sua, and old Mother Ship ton, should tile intoyourfront yard and kick and thump at tho door: "We want you, old man!" you would hop cheer fully out of bed, ami shout back: "All right, wait till 1 get on my trousejs!" and go out to join the procession with out a tremor. Ulcss your timid soul, noz-pay ing sub scriber, the other end of the world is nothing, if you only shape this end as nearly right as 30U know how. Bur lington Jla-Mleijc. Tight Hoot. Many a woman is rendered complete ly miserable by the suffering caused in forcing her foot into what is considered a prettily shaped boot. The beautifully-constructed human foot, with tho elastic moyementsof itsdifferent joints, with certain parts I3- nature so formed as to easily bear the weight of the bod3 is a thing to be wondered at and yet we inclose it. through this love of van ity, in a tight-litting case of leather, constricting all its movements, and causing all the pressure of the bod3 to come on tho-e parts whiih by r.aturu are nio-t unfitted to Lear it. The high and narrow heels help materially to further deform and hurt the feet, and by throwing the body forwanl are un doubtedly prejudicial to a healthy con dition of the spine; and the thin soles of these "pretty boots" produce "cold feet," in the possession of which thero is neither comfort nor, I am afraid, health, and, in tlio second place, ery commonly lead to the large majority of colds, to which may often be attributed many a lifelong misery. Even moder ately tight-litting boots wiil in time causo all those discomforts of the feet which render tho ordinary walk a thing to be dreaded; corns, bunions, ingrow ing toe-nails, chilblains; all these aro the wages w e pay for having a "pretty foot." Does it pay? A young lady w ho was enamored of a member of a church choir in an adjoining village took a friend to hear him sing. On the wa3 home, after the services, she ventured to ask what lie thought of him. " I think he would make a splendid auctioneer," was tho answer. An Au3tin boy came home from school ver" much excited, anil told his father that he believed all human be ings were descended from apes, which made the old man so mad that he re plied angrily: " That maj" bo the case with you, but it ain't with me; I can tell you that, now." Austin Si flings IS.