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Oaa eopy, one jtir-.- , 99 Ten copies, one year ... II 50 Twenty copies, on jre 38 00 An' addition J copy? 'free of charge, to the rttler-np or a club of ten or twenty. , Ai we are compelled by law to pay postage In adrance' on 'paper sent, outside of Ohio eonnty, we are forced to reqoira payment on subscriptions I n adranee. All paper will be promptly slapped at the expiration of the time subscribed for. All letters on boilneti smstbe addressed to Jaoi P. BitxxrcA Co., FnWlshiirs, KOXTE CASSIXO, f BTXBT W. fcOSOrtlAOW. Beaullfol valley, through wboe Verdant meads Unheard the Garigltano glides along, The LIr, none of rushes and of reeds, The rlvef Ucitnrn of elaiiU aong! , The fcan4 of labori and the Land of Best. Where mediajvla towne are white oh all The hlll-eldet, arid where every mountain cm t 'Ii an Etrurian or a Roman wall! There is Alagna, wVre Pope Sonifaee Wai dragged with contumely from hit throne, Eeiarra Colonna, wai that day's disgrace The Pontiff! only, or In part thin own? There it Opraio, where a'renegade c Wai each Apulian, ai great Dante aaith. When Manfred, by hit men-at-arms betrayed, Spurred on to Benerento and to death, There U Aqnlnnm, the Yolieian town Where Juvenal war born, whoa land tight Still hof erf o'er'h'Ti birthplace lfkothe crown Of eplendor over oitiei teen at night. Doabled the eplendor b, that in its streets The Angelie Doctor as a school-boy played, And dreamed perhaps the dreams that he re peats In ponderous folios foricnolastles made. And there, uplifted like passing clond That pauses on a mountain summit high, Monte Casslno's convent rears its proud And venerable walls against the sky. TTell I remember how on foot I climbed The stony pathway leading to its gate: Above, the convent bells for vespers chimed; Below, the darkening town grew desolate. Weill remember the low arch and dark, The court-yard with its well,tbe terrace wide From which, far down, diminished to a park, The valley veiled in mist was dim descried The day was dying, and with feeble hands Caressed the mountain tops; the vales be tween Darkened; the river In the meadow-lands Ebeatbed Itself ai a sword and wae not Seen The silence of tb place was like a deep, So full of rest it seemed, each passing tread Was a reverberation from the deep Recesses of the ages that are dead, For, mnre than thirteen centuries ago Benedict, fleeing from the gates of Home, A youth disgusted with its vice and woe, Sought in thete mountain solitudes a home, tie founded here his Convent and his Rule Of prayer and work, and counted work as prayer. JX'it pen became a clarion, and his school Flamed like a beacon in the midnight air. What though Boccaccio, in his reckless way Mocking the lacy brotherhood, deplores The illuminated manuscripts that lay Torn and neglected on the dusty floors? Boeeaoeio was a novelist, a child Of fancy and of fiitfon at the best; This the urbane librarian said, and smiled Incredulous, as at some idle jest. Upon such themes as these with one young friar I sat conversing late into the night, Till in its cavernous chimney the wood fire Had burnt its heart out like an anchorite. And then translated, in my convent cell, Myselfyet not myself, in dreams'! lay; And as the monk who hears the matin bell, Started rrom sleep; already it was day. From the high window I beheld the scene On which taint Benedict so oft had gated; The mountains and the valley in the sheen Of the bright son, and stood as one amated. Gray mists were rolling, rising, vanishing: The woodlands glisuned with their jeweled crowns; Far off the mellow bells began to ring For, matins in the half-awakened towns. The conflict of the Present aad the Past, The ideal of the actual in oar life, As on the field ofbattle held me fast, Where this world and the next world were at strife. For, as the valley from its sleep awoke, I saw the iron horses of the steam Toss to the morning air their plumes of smoke, And woke as one awaketh from a dream. THE UNLUCKY TICKET. WSITTKK FOR TBI maTrOXD HftSALD, BY OKOHOE M. KOWE. CHAPTER 1IL Night waa near at band, and Will hav ing no where else to go, went to a hotel and eugaged a room. lie was nearly ex hausted, and retired to bed early, but not to Bleep. His mind ran back over the events of the day he had spent in vainly striving to disentangle himself from the damning evidence against him. Then he thought of Laura, and wondered what her opinion of him was. He recalled the ma ny happy hours he had spent in her so ciety, the many airy castles he had built in which she was installed as a fairy aueen. the many fond hopes he had cherished of some day leading her from the marriage altar as his bride, and his brain seemed to reel at the thought that' she con- , t . , r .... Biuerea mm a uiiei. ui an tne reverses be had met with, this was the hardest to bear of any. He knew that all those bright hopes were dashed to earth, but he would have given millions had he posses ed them for Laura to know that he was innocent. Ever since his conversation with Mr. Winter .hedespairedpf-beingao-quitted, and lie concluded to" retain Air. Kinney as his counsel only to get his time at hue inuucuuary as euurv as possioie. Thus he lay harassing his mind with thoughts of hu past, present and future surrounding with thoughts of what was and what might have been, until near morning, when he" sank into a troubled Bleep which' lasted until after sunrise. "When he arose he rang the bell and order ed his breakfast in bis own room, wishing to escape the notice of the hotel gossits. The waiter that brought it brought also a note which had been leltearly t bat morn ng at the clerk's desk of the holeL Hf took it. and recognizing the well known band-writing of Laura Winter on tbe envelope, tore it open, and eagerly pe- rused its contents- The tiny missive was unei.'ana ran mue Lotus villi. Sent. 30. 9 p. x. Mr Deak Fancxs: Laying aside all feeling ef dellcacj.and disregarding the onioion others may have as to the propriety or Impropriety of what I am now doing, I write Jhese Jlnes to jou vim me inn conviction that l am doing nothing lees than my doty. I have heard the accusation that has been brought anient nn Everybody has beard It, and everybody except jnyself believes It to betrne. Notwithstanding the evidence against yon, I feel confident that yon are Innocent. My object In writing this is to Inform you that while you are considered a thief by tbe people generally, if it will be any comfort for yon to knowthatone person believes juu looowoi, ucs near in nuna Mat then not a doubt of your innocence In tbe mind your friend, - Lara Wikkb. THE "I VOL. 1. "A thousand thanks, my dearest friend. for these words of comfort!'-' exclaimed Will, as he finished readme. "May lever be found worthy to be called your friendl mav. in all probability, never see you again; I know not what punishment I may have to endure; I know not bow many nor how stinging maybe the sneers and scoffs tbatwill be thrown at melrom the rest or the world; but this knowledge that I am believed, to be innocent by you, thrills my heart with joy, and removes the cause of mv keenest suffering." Will took courage from the knowledge that he had at least two friends who syra- Dat hired with him in his troubles, and be resolved to make every effort that:c6u!d be made in delending himseil irom tne charge against him. Alter eating his breakfast, he met Mr. Kinney at the clerk's office, according o their agreement of the previous morning. The lawyer procured all the-papers in the case, and the two withdrew to an unoccu pied part of the room to examine them. A shadow of disannointment came over the lawyer's face when he found the tick et among the papers, and was told of the testimony It would bear. "i bis win be very strong against you, he said, holding it in his hand, and turn ing it over and over for wantol other em ployment. It was very evident mat tney am not DDreciate the kindness of Mr. Winter in havinc purchased the ticket lor Will The conversation ceased' for a moment, 'the lawyer being in a deep study, and Will si lent Will's epirits lowered in proportion as the troubled expression became more marked on tbe countenance of the lawyer, and be was about to ask if he considered is case hopeleos. but was stopped by a sudden sparkle in the eyes of his compan ion as he abruptly rose with the ticket in is hand, and approached a window. "What is it?" asked Will, eyeing him sharply. "Hush! Don t speak so loud, but come and see," answered the lawyer, and Will could plainly see that he had discovered aomething that gave him pleasure. He lost ho time in going to ece what it wan. Ml Godr lie exclaimed, alter looking as directed by the lawyer. "I had some suspicions in that quarter, DutTeouKea myself for them. It is plain to tu, but can we prove what we know to be true?" Yes, 1 think we can, replied jut. iun- ney. 1 his is good prool ot itseii, but we must employ a detective to discover some thing to corroborate this this, gay noth ing about what we have discovered to any one. No one, except the detective, must know until the day of trial what defense we will make, xou must look as down cast as possible until then, and in the meantime we must work for tbe end we ave in view. I see that you fully com prehend the couree to be pursued." "Yes, 1 tnink 1 understand vou, re plied Will, as discountenance brightened. After some further conversation' be tween the lawyer and his clients in ar ranging their plans, the papers were re turned, and the two departed. They left the office in much better spirit than they entered it In fact, Will succeeded very poorly in keeping up the down-cast man ner that his counsel directed. They soon found Mr Bligh, the shrewdest detective of Louisville, and were not long in em ploying and instructing him in the part e was required to perlorm. from that time until the day ol trial, Mr. Bligh made many secret visits to the lawyer; and his client, to report the progress he was making. CHAPTER IV. Somehow or other no one seemed to know how the rumor went through the city that the plan of defense adopted by the accused and nis counsel was to prove the heretofore good character of Will, and then try to to make it a case of sleep walking. Some thought this a very flimsy shadow of defense, but others considered it good,-merely because theythouglit that as able a lawyer as Mr. Kinney would not adopt a line of defense .that was not good. They all believed, however, that it was a trick lor wmcb the lawyer was well paid to cheat the penitentiary of its dues. Now, we will say here to our read er that this report (which was falsel was caused to be circulated by the lawyer. ma reasons lor it were 10 ui vert suspicion from his real intentions. The day of trial that day which will be so long remembered by the citizens of Louisville soon rolled round. The court room was crowded witn persons full of. curiosity to hear and see how the accused would conduct himself. .Nearly all our prominent characters were there in the witness-room except Laura. It was re marked by some that Will did not look very sheepish for one who had robbed the safe of his employer, and by others that it was a sad sight to see sucb a noble lookinging young man turn out so badly, a tic bu'uuiuuncaiiu a uiiuruey ap proached him, with a sickly smile, and asked him not to think hard of him for the effort he would be in duty bound to make to send him to the penitentiary, "lor, saia ne, l am swern-to do my du ty according to law." "i win nui ui&me you, remiea win "The law is what I want to be judged by." Then the attorney, feeling in such a good humor because he was so certain of convicting the young clerk, managed lo uraw jur. xwiuucy away iroui lue im mediate presence of bis client to have a t r -it: r . i p little joke at his expense. "Can a man cet a ticket for a ride on the Louisville and Nashville railroad, and then travel on any other road with it? asked the attorney for the commonwealth. 1 do not suppose he could if be cot it honestly," answered Mr. Kinney, as so ber aB if he did not know what the oppo site attorney was driving at. "Well," said the latter. "I think I can prove to you that you are in. error. Here is a ticket that was given to vour client to go to Bowling-Green, and he is about to go to f rankiort on it "Oh! Well, we'll see about that," re plied Mr. Kinney, as he turned away to let tbe attorney and those around him have as good a laugh over the joke as popsioie. Tbe case was called and the parties an swered "ready." After the iurv was im panneled, the attorney for the common' wealth rose and stated the caee to the jury, and enumerated the proof he expec ted to bring forward to sustain the charge in tbe indictment As the reader knows all be said about tbe case, we will not re peat his words. He did not attempt to make a speech, He was saving all his oratory until the close of the argument HARTFORD HERALD. COME, THE HERALD OF A NOISY HARTFOBD, OHIO COUNTY, KY when he expected to make a grand dis play of his speaking powers. He took oc casion to inform the jurors that they were all under oath, all of the highest class in society, and that villainy was very much on the increase three things nearly al ways mentioned by attorneys when they want to gain a case and be popular. Mr. Kinney then rose and denied tb charges' in the indictment, and, acting different from most lawyers, he did not try to have it dismissed on account of some omitted word or something else of less importance, lie did not state what proof be expected to bring forward for the defense, and the most of those in the house were under the impression that he had none. The trial then commenced. The wit nesses for the commonwealth, were sworn and Mr. Winter called first to the stand. His statement was in substance about the same that has been told to the reaper In that part of our story where he has figured as one of its characters,' and we will not repeat it here. When cross-examined by .Mr. Kinney as to the occupation of the different members of bis family and tbe time they retired on the night of the robbery, he answered that his wife at that time wassick in bed, and that bis daughter was id the same room with her all night The accused. bad packed his portmanteau for his in tended trip and retired to bis own Toom, and, as heBupposed, to bed, early in the night Charlie, he stated bad, about an hour alter Will had retired, gone to his own room to mark some new shirts that had been left for bim thatevening, and he (the witness) had retired soon alter that time. One of the detectives that had arrested Will at Bowlinz-ftreen was present in the character of a witness, and he was called to the stand after Mr. Winter was through with his testimony. The substance of his statement was that hehad helped to arrest the acensed, and had found ten thousand lollars in his possession, which amount hail been restored to Mr. Winter. Mr. Winter was then called back and asked the question: Du! you, without a chance of mistake, recognize that ten thousand dollars as your money?" "1 did, but it was only a small portion of what bad been stolen. I could recog nize the ballance if it were before me, for keen a book in which 1 register the denomination of every bill as I put it in the naff, was the answer of the witness. Chas. Lennox was called as a witness for the commonwealth. His statement went no further than lo corroborate that of Mr. Winter. He stated positively that lie saw Will put the ticket in bis vest pocket at the supper table on the night of the rob bery. When the witness was given over for cross examination to the counsel lor the defense, that gentleman, leaning over with his mouth close to the ear of the commonwealth's attorney whispered. "Jf lease vet me have my own way with this witness, for I want to make out that I am doing my best for my client. You need have no fears, for all will be right for the commonwealth." continued he, as he saw the attorney hesitated in granting his request. "Well, go ahead," consented the attor ney. .My case is already made out, and 1 am willing for you to display your ques tioning powers as much as you please." "Thank yon," replied Mr. Kinney. Then turning to Charlie asked him what he was doing that night of the robbery, after he had retired to his own room. I was marking some new shirts, as you have been told by Mr. Winter," an swered Utiarlie. "Oh! ves. I remember now. but I had forgotten.'' said Mr. Kinney, and then he had the appearance of trying to think of other qnestions to ask the witness. "Well," he continued, as if still undecided what question to ask, "id what manner was you' marking your elurtsf Please tell us all. about it" Charlie, with a smile on his face that seemed to say, "you can't tangle me,,' an swered: "Yes. sir. I will tell you all about it You. perhaps, know that when a person sends his clothes to a washerwoman, that unless they are marked with his name there are chances ol his never seeing them again. If you do not know it, Ida. That knowledge caused me to act as x did. i knew that half a dozen shirts would be left for me at Mr. Winter's, and having lost some in the way I have mentioned 1 resolved to keep them, if possible, for my own use. With this resolve firmly fixed iu mv mind. I had. during tbe dav. pro cured a stencil-plate with my name cut in it and some indelible ink for tbe ex press purpose of marking my new shirts. I took the plate and ink home with me and marked my shirts that night before going to bed. The way the operation is perlormed is to lay the plate wnere you want your name to be, then dip a small brush in the ink, and rub it over the plate. You will, perhaps, blacken tbe plate all over with the ink, but that will make no difference just raise it off gently and there will be your name in very nice black letters. Jferhapa you would like to see the plate, and have me explain tbe use of it 1 have it in ray pocket-book, and will show it to you, if you wish it," remarked Charlie, as he finished speaking. This answer and explanation caused some tittering at tbe expense of Mr. Kin ney. lor everybody was well acquainted with tbe use of the stencil-plate, and it was plain that Charlie was poking fun at the lawyer. "Thank you, I will look at it if you please,' replied the lawyer. "Here it is," said Charlie, as he hand ed it to him. "Thank you,'' replied the latter. "Have you carried it in your pocket-book ever since you bought it?" "Yes, sir, replied Charlie, "only while marking those shirts I spoke of." Here the Judge suggested that it would be well to abandon that useless line of questioning, and proceed with the case. Mr. Kinney submitted very gracefully, for in reality be seemed about through with mat witness anyhow. The com monwealth's attorney declared himself to be through with his testimony, and Mr. Kinney was allowed to bring forward bis evidence lor tne deiense. May it please you honor." replied he. "I will first use a witness that cannot be sworn, but nevertheless it can tell tbe truth, and the evidence you have heard will corroberate what it says. Will you please to look at this ticket? ' he asked handing it to the Judge and jwintiug to tue back of it WORLD, THE NEWSOF ALL NATIONS LUMBERING AT MY RACK' Tbe Judge took a close look at it through his sbectacles.and was very much surprised. He and Mr. Kinney entered into an earnest conversation In" tones eo low that no one else could hear, and the attorney' for the commonwealth was catt ed into their presence. That worthy, see ing that something was wrong, did not look eo pleasant as he did before. After they had conversed together a shorf time, the Jndge commanded that the witnesses should all remain and ordered the sheriff to arrest any of them that might attempt to 'withdraw. He4hen picked up a piece of paper and writing: a few lines gave it to Mr. Bligh, the detective, who was stand ing close by. The detective seemed to know what it contained and hurried out of tbe room. The judge then wrote some more on another sheet of paper, and after folding it, he stuck it in a book which lay by his side. Tbe crowd was by this time worked up to the highest point of expect ancy and excitement., Everfcthiiig waaat a stand still, and absolute' silence reigned throughout the room. Nearly everybody seemed to ask ah explanation from some body else, but no one seemed to knotf what the delay was for, except those three (the Judge and the two lawyers) who were talking together in very low but earnest tones of voice.- Thus they waited and wondered until about fifteen minutes had passed, which seemed to them as that many hours, when Mr. Bligh entered with a small trunk on bis Bhoulders. He brought it forward and deposited it on the floor in front of the jury. He was not long in bursting it open with'a chisel which he carried in hfl pocket Rummaging over the contents ofthe trunk, he drew from the bottom of it a large package, tightly wrapped with paper, and tied with stout cords. Cutting the cords and removing the outside paper, the contents of the package surprised nearly everybody. It was a larger pile of greenbacks than is commonly seen out side a regular bank. By this time Mr. Winter, who had managed to get near enongh to see the money plainly, exclaim ed: "It is minel It is mine! It is the ballance of my stolen moueyl" He fairly danced in his joy, until checked by the Judge, who told him to examine the mon ey carefully and state on oath whether or not it wax his. "Yes, it is minel" said he. after look ing over a portion of it and firding sever al numbers which he recollecte'd were on his book. Mr. Johnson was then called to examtde the money, and picking out a bunch which was separate from the main bulk, claimed it as the money which he had deposited in Mr. Winters's safe. Then Mr. Kin' ney rose, with .smiles all over his face. 'Gentlemen of the jury," said he," I think this case will soon be disposed of, and my client and also my friend will again stand as an honest man, and reotS 1 cupy the high and honored position in society that lie has heretofore fields You will remember the testimony of Mr. Win ter and Charles Lennox, in regard to the occupation of the latter, on the night of the robbery that Wm. Neville is accused of having committed. Now, keep that evidence well in mind, and look at this ticket which was found near the robbed safe. Look closely at the back of it, or you can see nothing. Pass it around so that all of you can see it Ha! I see by your faces that you understand the trick. An innocent man is made to suffer for the guilt of another. There, on 'that card, is a slightly colored, though plain impression of that very same stencil-plate owned and exhibited before you by Charles Lennox! His very name is plain toleseen on it by a close observer. He says he has always carried it in his pocket-book, and now is it not plain that he used it that night af- . ter the man now on trial was asleep and put it back in his pocket-book after he was done? Is it not plain also that while that plate was damp with the ink be had been using, he stole the ticket which he knew to be in Will .Neville s vest pocket and put it in his pocket-book by tbe side of that stencil-plate? When the pocket book was closed they were pressed to-. getber, and the impression which you see on the ticket was made there by this, plate. If any of you wish to know how Charles Lennox knew that Will had tbe ticket in bis' possession, you will please ask Mr. Johnson, and be will tell vou that be caught Charlie eavesdropping that evening, as he left the store, after depos iting his money. Charlie overheard all that passed in that counting-room, and formed the plan to rob the safe and have Will punished for it It is very clear that the man whom I am accusing went to that counting-room in the night, robbed the sale, dropped the ticket near it on pur pose to throw suspicion on Will, and then went back and put a part of the money in Will's portmanteau, to make the proof so strong that there would be no possible chance of getting clear of it Alas! for Charlie, be did not know the evidence that that ticket would bear against him when he dropped.it Then, in addition to what I have said, here is his trunk. You saw. the money taken out of it, and it is recog nized as being the ballance of tbe stolen money, I have lo thank the detective, Mr. Uligh. for discovering this proof for us. It is needless to tell you how he found that the money was there. And now I have said enough, i he attorney for the commonwealth has abandoned his case, and has nothing to say to you. All 1 now ask is, a verdict lor the acquittal ol my client." "We give it," cried all the jury in the same breath. And then such a wild joy ful shout as rang out all over that vast crowded assembly was never heard in that court room before. Mr. Winter seized Will hy the hand and fairly yelled for pardon. All was con' fusion. Everybody wanted to shake hands with everybody else, but more especially with the late prisoner, the lawyer, the Judge and the jury. This was one case where a ticket from the Louisville and Nashville railroad was good for a ride on another, for Charles Lennox was sent to the penitentiary by the ticket that was bought for Will Neville to go to Bowling-Green. Our story is now nearly finished. We have only too add that Will Neville now the happy husband of Laura, and the partner of his former employer, and if anjthing would induce Mr. Winter to strike a man, it would be an insinuation against the honesty of his son-in-law. THE XND. A clean shirt is one of woman's best gifts to man. APBH, 21, 1875. A STREET CAR SKETCH. The Old Gentleman Willi Hand Sawn. On a Congress street car, the other eve ning, was a very quiet lotof passengers, and among them, a man about sixty-five years old, having four or five hand-saws under his arm, apparently a saw-filer. Opposite the old man sat a woman with a young babe in ber arms, and presently a broad grin covered the old iellow's face, and he nodded to the old woman and said: "I never loved anything as I love chil dren!, I can hardly keep from biting his little arms!'' He waited a momeni and then asked: "How old is that beautiful child, uiad- am7" "Eight months," she replied. 'Only eight months? Why, I've seen children twenty-five years old, who didn't know as much as that child does! I had a child drowned in a bar'l once, and you -don't' know howjtfloored me!?' . . He looked around the car for a moment and then said, reading ftom tbe card: k" 'Change to the amouut of two dollars will be furnished by the driver.' Well, that's liberal enough. He hasn't offered me any yet, but I suppose old customers, will be served first" The driver counted noses, saw that he was one fare short, and he jingled the the bell. "Are we near some station?". asked the old man, standing up and lookfng.out He eat down after a while, looked around, and his eyes falling upon the, baby, be asked of the mother: "Couldn't you let me hold him a little while? See him lookal me! I'll bet ten dollars he think's I'm his father!" She refused to trust the infant off her knee, and tbe old man's face grew sad, and he sighed as he said: ' "Just think of it that innocent child has got to be buried in the ground and be eaten up by worms, like the rest of us!" lie wiped bis nose on one of tbe saw- handles, held his hat in bis hand, and his :re catching a sign on a grocery he ex ilaimed: "Sweet milk for salel That makes me think, madam do you bring that child up on the bottle?" , tier face grew very red, and she made no reply. Tbe old fellow kicked bis eaws over, one by on, laid them dpwn, and walking to the frpnt end of the. car he picked up a basket coutainihg meat, and asked: ' "Does any one own this meat? A woman made a motion to signify that it was her property, and he uncovered the basket and'called out: "Pork' chops and a small piece of veal. People who want to eat Veal cangnaw.but. I don't want any! What are pork chops a pound, madam?" ' , .She did not'.an8wer, and the old man picked up his saws, and asked: "Does any one here know tbe name or tbe man who invented saws?'' There was no answer, and he pulled open tbe'ear door and continued: "Yes I do love children. I was a child once myself, but I didn't have any fun." As he stood on the platform he went on: It will be just like me to fall down when I step off, but of course I can't stay on this car forever. Well, goodby, every body, and pleasant dreams to yon. He stepped off the car, slipped and fell fiat in the ditch, while! bis saws 'flew in every direction. As the car passed on be was heard saying: "They ought to have a machine to lift people off the cars." Detreil Free Press. A Woman's Adventure With a Hoaae A Keokuk woman immortalized her- elf, and wants a crown of glory of which very few-of the sex are worthy. She is not afraid ol a mouse. Khe proved she was mistress of the situation iu the very face of the mouse himself. The lady; while pursuing ber domestic duties, cor nered a mouse in a flour-barrel. He bad been there before. The lady had been hankering after him. She slammed down the lid, plugged up a hole with the butt end of a. flour-scoop, and the ravenous animal was nicely .caught in his own trap. Now ninety-nine women in a hun dred would have taken refuge in the gar ret or cellar, as most convenient, uttering piercing shrieks that would have alarmed tbe whole-vicinity, like cries of "murder" or "lire. the Keokuk heroine in ber adventure with a mouse did no such thing. She stood her ground manfully. She summoned the hired man, He came and a council of war was held in the store-room. The man, according to the settled plan of the campaign, got a snot-gun and stationed a big, clumsy bull-dog in a commanding position, fiv ery thing being ready for the attack, the lid was lifted and the lady vigorously punched the flour-barrel with a pole. Soon the mouse started across the floor the dog in hot pursuit The man fired; the dog dropped dead. The lady fainted and fell down stairs. The frightened hired man. thinking the woman was dead and he would be-hung for murder.dropped the gun, ran away from tbe bouse ar.a has not been Been since, ihe mouse es caped unhurt, butvery much scared, and that lady walks proudly over her victori ous field. There's nothing so noble aa pluck in woman. SL Louis Republican. "Mv dear." said an affectionate husband. "I'm surprised that you will consent to the degradation of wearing' another woman's hair on your bead." "Is that any worse than your wearing another sheep s wool on your backi" retorted tne equally auection- ate wife. "My husband was poetical," said a wid' on." and often expressed a wish to die in the eternal solitudes, soothed by the rhyth mic melodies ol nature a unutterable har monies, and vet he was killed by tbe ex plosion of a can ol kerosene." A man who was in the habit of borrow ing, and never returning, books, once com plained in company that he was a very bad arithmetician. "Nevertheless," said a witty lady, "you are a good book-keeper." A disenchanted swain, who has been listening some night under hia lady-love's window, eings ndly thus: Oh Ihe snore, the beantlful snore, Filling the chamber from ceiling to floor, Over the corerlit, under the sheet, From her dimpled chin, way down to her feet. Now rising aloft, like a bee in June, Now sunk to the Wiil of a cracked bassoon; Kow flute-like subsiding, then rising again. Is the beautiful snore ol Elisabeth Jane. NO. 16. PEFERRED CORRESPONDENCE. TIM VARIOUS. Tim Vlslta MaWfWfrt Whai .ne Maw. and Heard There. Bid. Correspondence of Ths Hastfokd IIxbald, Cun-e Hollxb, April? tbe 12ye. Well, Mr.Editur, I woe a tellin about them fosanl remanes tba found on the Hartford rale rode, rite whar I hed tn tare mi leter in tew. -I axt him if tha appered tu be all uv the same- speeee, and bt sed. tha wos nv ol descripshnns and sum non descripshuns. And so it sune cum time tu slepe, and He betthar wus never enny better time made in thet line by enny one be4 thnn woa made bv this tr&vler. til tha calld tu brekfass. Take it ol round, it wos the best plaee. 1 wos ever at and it went hard with me tu leve it 1111 1 hA tu strike out, and'arter sum time I got tu 1 1 1, 1 . , .... 11 niuuru, nuimucn eniDruved bvthe mnd I hed nerely. tu swim.tbruin oum.nlaiM- ouu it. rua wuaa in xiartioni men enny whar else. - j s- tt . , r. -r r Well, I wus goin alone a lookin iifcnnL and X seed a big fat feller acrost the rode laffio. T'stoptandlooktatbim.aDdthen he hollers tu sum I, and sea he. Bets, h 00 ia he? Bets sen. damfino. Then hecnm up tu me, an ses. peres tu jne von fonnn sura mud. Ses I. thets no sine nv umirk ness" tu fine mud round here. Sea he. wos yu looking fur sum 1? I ses,l want tu see the editur. Ses he. eo over tn tht big brick house, and go tu. the fnt rW. on the left, and ax fur him. So I went tbar, an the fust 1 1 met in thar wos the sheriff what wanted tu sell me thetarreV cete. Ses he. how ar yu, Tim, an he jest went tu makin out mi recete. Ses 1 tu him, whar's the editur? Sm bp tlA Vinnf Ses f, a man Bent me here tu see the edi tur. Ses be; this is the hed quarterauY the sheriff, an here is yore tax recete. Ses I, ol rite, an got out mi munny an pa.de him. An then. I felt better. An then he tule me about ol the nuse, ah axt .about ol at home, an I thot the wa tn mulr a ah.Viflr sivil wo tu pa yore taxes; Then I wehl out, an the lust I L met wos Jedge Grego ry, an he lookt so grand with his store close an little cane. I thot he'd be glad tu eee me like he wos last summer, an I went rile up tu, him, holdin out mi Jiand, an he lopktlike he didn't no me. Ses how. air yd, Jedge7 He poked out I uv his tig harrr-fingers fur me tn talc. nnTinV holt uv it, an it felt so much like a. lams Iaigl wnafeerd it mite kik, an I . let go" -Sea I, not certikler. Sea He. IU h- in it.. f J wvo lit. UIU (U WUDLLU KRIflPr onis arter dinner, on he went opb, hanlin, mo cuc tu Kraceim osagai wags ber new busse). T Well. I-wos a lookm ronn, an dreckly I heerd'sum 1 call, hello, Tim f I lookt ruuu au mar wns jar ananks. Ses he, don't you knor me? Ses I, bow air you, curnel? ,An we'got lo tockin uv ole times, an I tole' him whut 1 woa lookin for, an ses he, Ive got a pece uv lan up thar on cune holler, art ef it antes yu He girtyu abase onto it Ses he, yore father wos the best frend T hed up thar, and, ses he, him an yore mother is both ded. Ses I. ves: when dad bot brother Joe s an Ben's ter backer, and sole it an what w hum! tn Chilton, an he cheted ol he cood, an tha got holt UT sumnr it an tukit taEvans ville an got nuthin frura it, so by the time he pade Joe an Ben he wus pootv lite run, an him so ole, and the bitr hova nun, on .u.ucio ,u cluui iu ucip, iijisiworetbeole. man aounj an men mat revnu bisness tnk the farm, an that left us about e. no wecudgit 8mn fokessedit wurashame- ur onanns tu let that ole man's farm be sole an them cKillun be scatterd with nuth in" iu holp em. but dad sed that Shanks wus ol rite; Then, sea he, cum, Tim, an lets go an git our dinner, an awa we went an got our dinner. When we got back, thare trnx W sevrul mere1 tockin aa lafljn, an Jedge Gregory cum "doun on tother side nv the m. jvuiuiuo, iar. n se. Mr. .inntnn n rode, an stud thar sum time, an arter wnue ne peerd to think I hadn t nm trot. chin cumplaint, an he. cum over an wus the fnnnyest 1 uv "the lot ihen I tbot I hed better look wmn n see ef I could fine yu, an I tola Mr. Shanks 1 wanted tu se the editur. He tuk me'up tu the plase, tole me how tu go, an up I ..tu.ouuuvnn.il uicaore. oumbodysed cum in. I opend the dora an lookt rnnn. A yuog man ses. howde. hevafWi. anTi lookt so plesent an wns bo well drest, an wus so good lookin, I jist thot that's the editur, an 1 went ritr up to whar he wus doin sumthin an begin askin bout things. things, an fixeir em in his ban, an I kep acv Ull uicsm Un aim TP(r.lAMrin -"--""i mo ju 00 1 ieu Boner at bum mong frens. an he lookt at me an then pinteri tu sutareedin on thewol. It red "No., Talking. to thb Compositors!" I lookt ol roun an cudnt se ennything tbet iuai iiku a compositor; Then I tulc up sum uv them pegs tu look at. n h tuk em awa, from me. An I ken toofcin an try in, to be agreable, an he peerd sort er uicuuuuiue an woount lvt Arte while he-lade doun. tbe thing he wus put tin them pegs in, an I jist picktitupto look et it. when he bilal rlt. afeerd he sed sum words his mammy never larnt him. Arler he stopt an got bretb, he ses, stranger, yu better git from here, ui li vub ne sena. tne devil fur Bo- gardus. He's jest gone to help Lum Wise passifi his gests, an ef he cums back an fines yu here I woodnt be in yore plase fur a stud boss. Well, yu se. I hed no chance tu egsplane, an tbot I bed better leve, an I cum nere runnin over Mister Barrett on the stares. Ses he, Tim, what the matter? Sea I, the editor's mad. Ses he, thets not the editur, but a feller hehes hired. Then I felt better, fur I wus afrade our frenship wus quit I hed a longtock wim .ouster .Barren m nis rume. .Now yu must wate for the rest til 1 git more iwjcr. i urea irooiy, im various. OUR ROCKPORT LETTER. Our Correspondent Inbnlrs a Breatb of lonniry Air nuat Befell Hlsts: Hockfort, Ky., April 17. News, new or old, is scarce. Not even a fight nor a runaway mule team to give me an item. The Grangers are bouyant -it. . 1. . 1 e 1 l . , . . -it, wiiu iiicuupc ui Knuc&ing,me miaaie man five times in seven, from taw, and at least savin? expenses, at the election this year. The mystery'to some t, that there is no more practising in the dust of the street in front of tap-rooms, as of old. 'They have removed their playground to their plant beds and fence corners. I went to the country last Saturday, and saw them practicing. Thev kindly asked mo to take a game, but I did not wiih to One squire, na insert on...-..f Ttsft' On square, each addli ional Insertion- iff Ona.sqatre, one jer. 10 CO One-foarth column pet y er .r JO, fO One-third column, per yr..,..i.'.V. 40' ub One half column, peryearr.. 60 00 One column, one' yes'r 100 00 Tor 'shorter tfmi, at proportionate rates!' One iueb of space constitutes a square. The matter oryearly adrertisemest chanced quarterly free of charge. For further particu lars, addressa T M ij.to. P. Bttarrr Co., rabUtiers,i!A s ai be in the way and mar llit'fjjnrs1o J ynzl liiely declined, ,.!-'j ,1 want to tell vou of thatirip-.I..liitd not been ont of town for a twelvrnioutii.r) Oh, what delightful anticjiaiiotia I .iixlul-'-, ed in for several dav before the: eveiithiLJ morning dawned! 1 MCarcely slrpta nink-, the night before. However, there wait no good in" fretting; o!d Tempos was not to bei hurried. And thank fortune he would. not cet his back ui and stav, back for. finite.. - So tbe time atlasldrrivid. 1 cliinbed-tn--. to the wagon, and we set off hilariously for the.codntry. .v,;i-sv The sights were strangr. yet familiar.!, awakemncrecollrctiona of sweet, long aeoi, Tbe beauty, of half-clad forest. trees,. ,tliaj ;ragrance oi newly op,n-ng urui, aM,,; flowers, the joyous songs of birds.filjird- , me. with delight too exquisite for iitlefaice I was, in imagination, carried back to the-. days of my childhood. I was a boy again, wandering at will through forest aniillcld-,. listening (0 the. songs of, the eathereijl M epnirs, asy wotio-enng iimeir nean wrajj as joyful aa their' songs were joyous, 1- was jn a rapture of delight, when tbe h.at of the wagon, striking a tree too stubora to bend, I was pitched head-forerapst intH a pool of mud and stagnant water. Xuek-j-.j ily mv bead did not come in contact with a Rack. J . ' - . " ' I emerged' from that dace in a rueful - condition; and found the driver, jo,a.$pai vulsiop of laughter. Even the mules wertj laughing. I don'tmean thattLey iDduIg- ed in a guffaw, but I knew by -the wayia. which they rolled their eyes, flopped tbeit aa ears', and wiggled their caudal appendages iu mey were jangning ai meano. ijwaj-Jt furious. In vain mr old fivdrite. the-ied. bird, carolled his merriest notes. All'the meaning it had. for me now, was, "Mud hole, mud hole, hal hai bal" Myeeliage did hofreco'ver anytEing'of their Gprnpo-rf sure till, at dinner;"! hademoliahed,. To restore disturbed, feelinss or. a, ser-j iurbed mind to tranquility, somingequaJ a stomach comfortably,-full, of, tartUD-;,, greens, "unless if is Tnyyioil " ' ' " P.' R,, RATTLE AWAY, 0 LI SAl.? wv , , ..... Aad What It 'Was tUat CaaVk JesUtW TOttipltlns to Sober ay ' Trom the BransWlei'er;' 81 A woman AAt In is wacnn on a. ImpIi streeVawaiting the coming of her' hoi-. 1 uaira, a mree year 01a cuiiu jeanea aa, her knee, and prattled won Jeringlyof tbiat curious things that arose on erery b'ausVvr FmalIyJthe child grew .wearjcTighJ, seeing and impatient of thedelay; ' -ik.. "Why don't papa comer askei tEelltCT The woraanV'browV coatracled asiiaLjj said: "I reckon" he's 'oft smpIaceett-Ro tie gtrr ting dnrokV "What is drunk; mamma. ,-rw tun 'What is it liker coniinueoT.Uie S0a. child. "It's Iiketo worry your mother rlnta.o her grave," almost sobbed the wretched woman. . ' ' ' For two long hours she awaited' hia coming, and during that time ele got'out.. of the wagon and went and looked' around", tbe corner at least fiAeen limes,. Each" time she returned shaking her fist and ', . muttering, and climbing back into the wagon sat down on the seat with a force. ' which nearly bounced the chTd'.a.i.oig,., questioning eyes out of its bead. Asth lamp of hope nickered and sputtered.ioa, tbe point of going out, the" vile sinner .re turned. Ha came with a hesitating step. feeling- his way cautiously aong.the.bnild, ings, until he got to the corner; Ther . ne pansca a moment, put lue u&ix.upaocu . of his eyes, drew his coat sleeve, acoaoU hia mouth, and then skipped.outi. to'Mrd v the wagon. He managed to nearlyreach", the hind wheel;before Be felL HagoVupj'' , saying: - . "Got back shaufck "Bconld: ' Tklkifie . Vuhness to Mis'r Kennedy.'- """rt - jon.u niijismson lorapKinevyour e) -drunk!" solemnly asserted tha-wna'nl'l r "You're prejdished m'3ean-o.&iy drank. r glass-beer or two. ' Beera.,hajrn)lesa'n".in.- t leresLtingbeverush."" ' -"I don t see why you. Simula make - a ' . beast of yourselfevery tiaaejou cornlo town. I'll never be cnogbVawa. front hornet with you a'gaio. "You disgraf yourself and family.- 'Yjau'rea,. prt looking specimen of i 4 V "Battle away, o! galS'Ie: "waji. You'd make a- gooodu aucshnetr hip ra'le 'wav." and ai--John.'rfsPBdrbim- 'self around one of, the spoka gBothocIdetalT strucK mm: . . "You spoke, an. awheel snvke-a 'j ail re these spokes an', tha .wagoa,Wogue cosldjv talk, nobody could, hear, 'em't. yoaWM" -in the'mediata, viciu'tyj wjtft ynuxwvisi;-' (ashling ,ieii tc "Via my papa. geV lruplu aaXBd-ta?; little girl, reaching outlier bands.to.hiBi. .. He straightened, upland. thereiLbluabo ? of shame. chaaecL the recklr caaL oot ,of otc7 hia lace. le-.oiimDenintoi the., w&gos.i-s. took the wins, and adHsrjing -his; heail -tb'at, hUrbeer-ladened breatlicmight, navi-. . sweep across the faic face cj'his. child, t drove, silently away. V. -aI The child will oaye John, Williaoaj-c Tompkins,.!!!, spite aS hex, ahaip-iaBg.ued.tf? mower. i lire. LNermora s- blood: hoila: and her.-- spipe rises wbea she comes to this par."0'''. tier lecture: Among, tae -BrauDiina in ; Southern. India, 'vhenthe. husband takeSj.. a wife, he binds around" her neck the, , badge of ownership"., as yoa bind your, badge of ownership around lh neck, of your Spitsbergen dog. She cooks her hus band's food.etaqdsbehindandserveahlm. . and when he has finished his meal she eatsu wuai ne hub ieiiKn ,115 jcnve auyuungu.- and if he does not, she gets along the beat way sue uu. lira. Julia' Ward Hove declares that1. "there is nothing so benificially educating to a voung man as tbe comnanionshiD of ' sisters," but neglects to explain' whether . 1 t. .1 - . oue means uus own sigiers or anoiner lei- 10W B A woman at Tiffin, Ohio, fell and broke 1 her arm; but she refused two offers- of assistance because the men were Mrangrrs " to her. and there was no one around lo " t itroduee them. ". ; ''la the shoe too small' tenderly, aake-1 a. fond swain of hi sweetheart, who was moaning about cramped toev. SOh,- no! The shoe is Just right,, but mv foot is loo big that's all." Baslifulneco is often like the plating on apoonn when it wears ofl" it shows the braet.