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'Tis a stairway, not a street, That ascends the deep ravine, Where the torrents leap between Rocky walls that almost meet, Toiling up from stair to stair. Peasant girls their burdens bear; Sunburnt daughters of the soil. Stately figures tall and straight, What inexorable fate Dooms them to this life of tcilT Lord of vineyards and of lands, f ar above the convent stands, On its terrace walk aloof, Leans a monk with folded hands, Placid, satisfied, serene, Looking down upon the sceno Over wall and red-tiled roof; AVondering unto what good end All this toil and traffic tend, And why all men cannot be 0 Free from care, and free from pain, And the sordid love of gain, And as indolent as he. Where arc now the freighted barks, Prom the marts of cast aud west? M'bere the knight in iron sarks Journeying to the Holy Land, Glove of steel upon the hand. Cross of crimson on thn breast? M'hero the pomp of camp and court? Where the pilgrims with their prayers? Where the merchants with their wares? And their gallant brigantines Sailing safely into port, Chased by corsair Algcrines? Vanished like a fleet of cloud, Like a passing trumpet blast, Are those splendors of the pnst, And the commerco and the crowd! Fathoms deep beneath the seas Lie the ancient wharfs and qnays, Swallowed by the engulfing waves; Silent streets and vacant balls, Ituiued roofs and towers and walls; Hidden from all mortal eyes, Deep the sunken c ty lies; Even cities have their graves! This is an enchanted land! Hound the headlands far away Sweeps the blue Salernian biy With its sjckle of white sand; Further still and furthermost, On the dim-discovered cuast, Pa?stuin with its ruins lie. And iu roses all in bl.xini Seem to tinge the fatal skies Of that lonely litid of doom. On his terrace high in air, Nothing doth the good monk care For such wild themes as these. From the garden just below Little pnffs of perfume blow, And a sound i; in his cars Of the murmur of the lc:j In the shining chestnut trees; Nothing else he heeds or hears. All the landscape seems to swoon In the happy afternoon; Slowly o'er his sen'cs creep The encroaching waves of sleep, And he sinks as sink the town, Unresisting fathoms down Into caverns full and deep! Walled about by drifts of snow, Hearing the fierce northwind blow, Seeing all the landscape white, And the river cased in ice. Comes this memory of delight, Comes this vision unto me, Of a long lost Paradise In the land beyond the sea. MY QUIET FELLOW-TRAVELER. One bitterly cold evening last winter, I was tilting- with niy old fcchool-fellow, Charlie Foster, in my t-tiidy the most comfortable room in the house, arran-icd throughout with a proper regard to warmth ami convenience. "How jolly this is!" exclaimed Charlie, glancing round. "I Mould rather he in than out such a night as this. Just listen to the wind, how it how's and Musters, sitid yet not a. breath gets in here. 1 must pay this is not a bad corner to occupy in this weather, and 1 envy you not a little. Things always goes straight with you, Harry. 1 do believe you never had a slice of ill-luck or a disagreeable adventure in your life.'' "You are wrong there, my boy," replied I, "for once upon a time it i a long while ago now, though I had a very dis agreeable adventure, which might "have ended in mr being hanged by mistake for fume one else. You remember, no doubt, that sixteen years ago, instead of being one of the partners in the firm of Koss llaviland A: Laurence, I was only a clerk in their office." "Yes. yes, I know," nodded Foster. "Well, one day Mr. llaviland, not being well enough to go himself, sent me to C ci some rather iniiortant business, some valuable documents had fallen into the hands of an obstinate, fetupid old fel low who had been guardian to a client of ours. The client was now of age and wished to act for himself and manage his own af fairs, but old Brown, not considering him fit to do so, persisted in retaining the pa pers, and my mission was to persuade him to give them up quietly, and in the event of his refusing to threaten him with legal proceedings. I had great difficult v in w ducing him to listen to reason, but when at last I succeeded, I telegraphed the news of my success to London, and a little later fctartcd homeward. I enrolled down to the station, took a firet-elats ticket, and, alter waiting for about tea minutes, the express came up and I took my seat. As I got intothecarriagen tall, good lookingyoung fellow, fashionably dressed, got out, and with that feeling of idle cttriosly that sometimes conies over one when m lmu nothing to do, I put my head out ol the I wmuow anu looked alter luui.and, to my ruiinac, gui niiu uuoiuer carriage a little further on T l.pnn ...I... - - - " ' " .. 1 J on earth that fellow got out as I got in, and felt vaguely uncomfortable about it. However, when I perceived that the onlv other occupant of the carriage was an old gentleman, apparently faat asleep, I con cluded that the young man wanted to emokc, and that the old gentleman, before addressing himself to slumber, had ob jected. "This satisfied me, and I began to go over in my mind the events of the previ ous day. 'Well,' thought I, 'certainly I have managed the business very we'l. I expect I shall receive the compliments of the firm for it. I wonder if thev will give me anything more substantial than com pliments Jf they do make me a prcs- THE VOL. 1. cnt it will lie very acceptable just now,' saw i io myseii; lor you see, unariic, nuoiil eight weeks before, my dear Lizzie had presented me Willi a, plump, red, pugna cious little sprite. Well, all the aunts and cousins to say nothing of my wife pronounced it the prettiest baby in the world, and 1 dare say 1 thought thev were not far wrong; hut one cannot sac rifice to a household idol of this kirn! without a little extra outlay, and for this reason nnd a few others not worth while mentioning, Lizzie mid the baby were up pcrniot in my thoughts. I amused my' sell line a child ivitli spending the money I honed to receive in a dozen different ways for their benefit. "At times 1 glanced nt my fellow trav cler, who was all this time sound asleep in the coroner directly opposite to me. His head was thrown back, a bright vel- low bandana handcrchicf covered bis faee. and a thick railway rug was tucked light ly arourd him. Now having started in a great hurry, as Boss and llaviland had got a hint that old Broivn meant to make a lengthened tour on the continent, 1 had forgotten to take my wrapper with me, so 1 contemplated my opposite neighbor with rather curious eyqs. thinking how warm and comfortable he looked, and how very cold I felt. I Hied to forget mr discom fort bv reading over my papers; hut when at last I got through them I was as cold as before, or perhaps a little colder. How ever we were getting towards our jour ney s end, and that was some comfort. I determined to follow my fellow-traveler s example, and take a doze. I wish hear tily 1 had not done so. First ol all, 1 had a singularly unpleas ant dream; for I dreamed that on arriv ing at home I found the street door open, and, on going in, saw staircases in all di rections. I went up the one I fancied led to my rooms, hut it seemed as if I should never get there! Flight after flight I went up, aud thought the stairs would never come to an end. Then suddenlv 1 found myself in the drawing room, aud was struck b the cheerless look of everything; there was no lire in the grate, and the room was so dimlv lighted that at first 1 did not see Lizzie. Then 1 became aware that she was leaning back in her arm chair with the child lying in her lap; her eyes were closed, and her lace was deadly pale. 1 cried out her name, hut she did not move. ith an undefined dread that seemed to make my heart contract, 1 rushed across the room to her; the floor heaved and swayed with my weight; I flung myself down by Lizzie's side, and hail seized her hand, when the chair over turned with a crash, and the seemed to fall heavily into my arms! "I awoke with a cry of terror, fhetrain had run nearly off some facing points and the tremendous jolt had thrown my fellow traveler across tnv knees. 1 lifled hnlfiip but he made no eirbrt to help himself. With difficulty I replaced him on the seat. The head dropped hack into the old po sition, and as the light now fell on the face 1 saw to my horror that the man was dead! "I fell back into my seat, gasping for breath; but the next instant 1 started up an'J went lolhe furl her side of the carriage. Dead?' said 1 to myself, 'no it is impossi ble, he cannot be dad;' and turningjiur riedly toward the old gentlemar. I endeav ored to stammer out a possible hope that the fall had not h-irt him. It would not do; the words died away on my lip. I felt the fact ol his death was hut too true, aud the folly of asking a corpse if a fall had hurt it crossed my mind and cave me an abetird inclination to laugh, though I never felt lees merry in my life. 'Then a terrible curiosity drew me back against my will to look again at the life less man. The blue, glazed eyes were wide open; the jaw slightly dropped; the once ruddy color hnd settled in patches of dark purple in the cheeks. He was a tall, stout man. about sixty-five, and must have been handsome when alive; indeed, the face would have been still but that the half-open mouth nnd sightless stare gave him such a ghastly appearance. "The bad dream 1 had had, the sudden ly startling awakening, and the horrid cer tainty that I hail been traveling all the way with a corpse utterly unnerved me, and I vainly endeavored to regain my composure. 1 could only gaze on the dead face before me with vague feelinirs of won der and distrc-s. "Well, Charlie, I did about the most foolish tiling 1 could havedone. A shrill whistle and a slacking of the speed an nounced our approach to Iligligate, and in another moment the lamps of the sta tion flashed their light in and out the car riage window as we passed up to the plat form. With a desperate feeliiin that. as. after all, it was no business of mine. 1 might as well try to escape a bean of questions that 1 could not answer, 1 snatch ed up the old gentleman s yellow- hand- Ketcluel, tiling it over his lace, seized my travcliug-bag, and sprang out of the car riage. "1 remember well the nervous dread which came over me that the body would be discovered before I could cive ui mv ticket and get clear of the station. No one stopped me, however. I haihd a cab. jumped in, and in ten minutes more was safely deposited at my door. There I dis missed the cabman with a double fare, and in another minute stood in mv own bnght, cheerful sitting-room, with mv dear wif. clinging to my arm. "Everybody was as unlike my dream as possible Lizzie loo ced rosy and smil ing; her baby was in the cradle fastasleep; there was a bright lire in the grate; the supper table was laid, and our neat little cook entered with a tray on which Lizzie seemed to have assembled all the good things she could think of. Hut in spite of the comfort around me, I could not shake off a feeling of disquietude, and I suppose this was visible enough to a pair of I i loving eyes nwe my wile s, lor she said; What is the matter, dear? You look- quite upset?" " 'O. Lizzie!' I burst out, 'I have had such a horrid adventure! I must tell you about it," "Not yet,' returned she. '.Sit down take some supper lir-t, and von shall tell me afterward. However 'disagreeable your adventure was, it has not ended bad ly, since I have got you safe home again, my darling.' And thereupon she mvn im a kiss, which had such a reviving effect V- i , ' ,u u,ere' mmer the combined influence of my kind little 1 ... . .. . j-i.-u aim proceed to I "i na ' pencil. ... "ream ami , told me not to be superstitious, but looked r HARTFOJ 'I COMK, THE HERALD OF A NOISY WORLD, THE NEWS OF ALL NATIONS LUMRERING AT Ml' HACK" HARTFORD, OHIO COUNTY, KY,, MAY 19, 1875. grave and liorrilicil enough over the ac- ' count 01 ine poor old man. "When 1 had finished, my wife looked so anxious and discomposed that 1 began to regret having told her. hut, suddenly raising her head, she iid: "Dear Harrv, ou-jht you not to have slaved aud explain ed what had happened? Might not people think that that 11 r voice broke and her eyes filled with tears. " 'By .love! Lizzie,' cried I. starting up, 'you are right, of course! They might think I had a hand in the poor fellow's death. Why, how could 1 be such a fool! I must go at once and give information at the police otlic' "1 put on my coat as I was ppeaking, hut the happy thought came a little too late, for, just as Lizzie was handing me my hat there came a tremendous peal at the front door! My wife and I looked at each oth er. She turned very pale, and I burst out laughing. That was not quite the right thing to do, perhaps, under the circum stances; but I could not help feeling amused, as well as embarrassed, at the scrape my folly had got me into, and I had not at the time the slightest idea of the disagreeable consequences that were to follow. " 'Cheer up, little woman,' said I. 'It is all right. I did not do it, you know. Go to bed like a wise girl, and I will come back as soon as I can and tell you the se quel of my story.' "Just then the cook opened the door and said: 'Oh, if you please, 'urn, there's two policemen at the door, and they 6ays, 'urn, they want to speak to master.' ' 'Very well,' said I, 'I will go to them. It is very possible I shall be absent some lime, cook, so take good care of your mis tress till I come home;' and giving Lizzie a hasty kiss I walked out and faced mv uninvited visitors. Before I could speak a word one ol them touched me on the shoulder and said: "You are wanted about that old gentleman found murdered in a fuss-class railway carriage, at 'ighgate station.' "'Yes,' I said, 'I was just coming down to the police station about it.' 'Oh! was von.' said the man. in a enm- Iv facetious manner; and, looking up, I saw he had stuck his tongue in his cheek and was winking at his comrade. 1 longed to knock the fellow down, hut knew it would hardly do to yield to the inclina tion; so I tried to console myself by re membering that I had only my own stu pidity to thank for the unpleasant position I was in." Foster grinned and nodded a friendly and provoking agreement. A ell, continued 1, "the police station was not far off. and we were soon in the presence of the inspector. As we entered lie turned his calm, crave face toward us. and fixed an inquiring look on me for an instant; then, signing me to come forward, he saul, quietly: 'Will vou state all vou know about this affair?' and he pointed with his pen to a bench on which the body of mv late fellow-traveler was lying. 1 told him 1 knew nothing about the matter that I did not know the man was dead until a tew minutes before the train stopped, and had been much startled and shockfd at the discovery. 'Why did vou not give information as soon ns you reached the station?' said the inspector, drily ell. really, stammered I, '1 do not know why. (Jf course I ought to have lone so. 1 can only account for mv negli gence to do it by the fact of my being in a hurry to reach home, and the certainty that he would be seen hy the officials di rectly, who would know better what to do than I did. "This was a sorry kind of an explana tion, and I was hardly surprised to find that it did not satisfy the police, but was, nevertheless, considerably dismayed when the inspector informed me I was a prison er. " 'Poor little Lizzie!' thought I; 'what a fright she will be in.' However, I was permitted to send her a message to the ef fect that 1 was detained to give evidence, and that she was not to he uneasy. "I was taken in a cab to Bow street, where 1 was charged with murdering and robbing an old gentleman name unknown My pockets were turned out, my papers, purse, and watch taken from me. and even my cigar case, which was at that moment certainly the greatest privation The charge was taken, and I was march ed off to a cell and locked up There sil ling on one bench with my legs on an other and my hack fitted into an angle ol the wall; I passed the night such a mis erable night it was ! 1 should have per ished with cold had it not been lor the kindness of the jailor, who lent me a thick, loosecoatand blanket. In wretch ed discomforture I dozed and dreamt, starting up now and then in bewilder ment, wondering where I was, and then, suddenly recollecting, sank back in my corner to doze and wake by turns till morn ing. After some cold colfee and bread I was ag-iin taken before the court and ex amined, and, to my horror, sent to the House of Detention till the inquest should be over, when it was intimated I should be brought up again. "Well, to cut short my story, for I sec you yawning, 1 must tell you that the in quest was held, and the doctors discovered that the old man was not murdered at all, but had died of apoplexy. So my ollcnse was reduced to theft only; the fellow's pocket's had been emptied and his watch taken. "I should, no doubt, have been sent back for further evidence but that a prisoner had been brought in upon whom the stolen property had been found. The prisoner proved to be the identical tall, good-looking man who had Iell the railway carriage as I got in. The young fellow, who, on account of his gentlemanly, stylish ap pearance had got the sobriquet of'thc l'riuce,' was a professional thief, hut on this occasion he had been on a pleasure trip to the North to see some friends, and he solemnly declared that he got into the carriage where the old gentleman was without any business-like intentions; that he always traveled lirst-class because it was more comfortable, besides heinc'.'Hii. j teelcr." He said and, as you know, the j statement was borne out by the medical , evidence that the old gentleman had a , fit, and that, though he-did bis best inns. sist him by opening the windows, loosen- Ami ed 'the Prince.' 'I thou-'it the poor old boy couldn't want I is w uch be very useful to me, so thev changed n the cor- ,.,nl-ML- ,i.l ii, T t,,.i. i.:.. ,'vr..vi, ...... .,iv , lllv;i 111111 1 ner w here the other gent emfln found him But 1 do hope,' continued he, looking round with an air of injured innocence, so well assumed that I fell inclined to ap plaud, 'I do hope no one would go to say as taking what nobody else didn't want was stealing.' Unfortunately, some rath er important people could not be brought to see the matter from his point of view and 'the Prince' did not visit his friends in the North again for some vears. "So ended my very unpleasant adven ture, Charlie. I have taken many a clay's journey since, but never again with such a very quiet fellow-traveler." The Formation or an Island nt Mouth ufllip .ili-si-sippl. the N.O. Bulletin. At the outer crest of the bar at Pass-a-l'Outre there is now in process of elevation and formation a mud-lump island, which now has an area of more than thirty acres above the surface, and much of it is six or seven feet above the surface of the wa ter. No such extensive area has ever been known to have been lifted by mud lumps before, ipigs to the extent or half an acre, or even one or two acres, have oc curred. The elevating force seems nenr. ly to have exhausted itself, and the island is now nearly complete. It was formed in about thirty hours. It is the most in teresting phenomenon to men or science that has occurred lately, and it is fortunate that scientific observers were on the ground and noted the whole process from its beginning. Lieut. Davis, of the Engi neers, with his capable assistants, have noted every feature of the phenomenon. The elevation began slowly behind some old indurated mud lumps, and extended into ten and twelve feet water. It did not lift up the old lumps, which appeared to be too hard and deeply rooted to be moved, hut like the flow of volcanic lava, or more properly like the flow of metals under tre mendous pressure, the stiff mud yielded in a thick layer up the sides and over the top or the old lump. In one instance, as a proorof the powerful pressure, a sixteen inch cottonwood stake, which was so jammed that it could not be moved by the moving mass ol mud, was broken square off, and one part was carried away by the mud in a sort of glacial movement. In numerable gas springs are spouting from the surface, and immense quantities ol gas are being evolved. As yet, the surface is too soft to venture upon, and Lieut. Davis is waiting for the ground to harden before attempting to explain this new addition to our dominion. A Kentucky I'.dltor's Composition on Jit; Franklin Patriot. We have often heard of men iirowlino around in their sleep, and a few times du ring our eventful career have heard of love-sick youtlis rising and clasping the iieu post in a tender embrace, but until recently our ears were never startled by the astounding intelligence that a calf had so far departed from its nature as to engage in any somnambulistic perform mice. I lie calf referred to is the proper ty of a lady livinc in Franklin who will bear us out as regards the truthfulness of ine louowing statement: Last Wednes day when said calf had yielded to the somniferous influence of a hearty dinner and was lying in the yard, a sudden no tion of perambulation seemed to take pos session orhia dreaming faculties, and with one bound he arose like an extemporane ous speaker and ascended the steps lead ing to the hall. After promenading as long as he desired, he bent his steps in the direction of the parlor, which place he entered with a liltlc less ceremony than a boy brincing in coal, and advancing to the center of the room swept all the hooks, photographs and cards from the table with his caudal nnnem!!, nml walked out on the front porch, went half uj down me steps, turned round and walked into the sitting room, where he might have enjoyed himself but for his unfortunate tail, which came in con tact with the fire He must have suff ered greatly before he awoke, and his in-di-tmct muttering!) testified, but never theless he continued to sleep until his tail was almost broiled. An Unusual Texas I,aily. Galveston News. An old lady, well attired, and whose manner indicated some degree of refine ment as well as eccentricity, was put upon the witness stand in the Kecorder's court yesterday morning to testify to some abuse and "cuss words" u-ed bv a femme d'Af riquc. But the elderly witness utterly re fused to repeat the expressions used, say ing she was not used to cursing, could not he got to curse, and all the lawyers in court couldn't and wouldn't make'her curse. The counsel for the defendant then suggested that some expert at curs ing he introduced to whom the nitness might communicate the billingsgate iu writing. This she refused. Finally one of the lawyers got her consent to put the expression in writing. "Well, then," she said, addressing a lawyer, "just vou write down any kind of ciissin'; that will do, and I will sign it." The testimony was written down, and the attorney for the city gained his caae. An Ohio Cassnlilaiu-ii. Vancclurg Kcntuckian. On Thursday ol last week, Charles Hud son, a lad twelve years of age residing near Rome, Adams county, Ohio, was placed by his father to guard a certain point, where they had been "fighting against the fire" that was then raging through the adjacent country. Not hav ing returned to his home at the expected time, search was made for the little fellow, hut Iw was not found until the morning of the following day .when his almost nude, inanimate body was discovered, "burnt to a crisp." It is not known how he came to be overtaken by the flames. It is tho't by some that, Cassabianca like, not wish ing to betray his trust, he stood at his post until the sweeping flames had approached so near that escape was impossible. The- Texas Way. (ialtceton Xcw. Saturday night the pursuers of Dave Land, the murderer ol Craig, came up with him while asleep at a friend's house. He was taken and hound across his horse, ivei ami ueciv yeing ueu logeiner, both ex trrinities downward, carried about ten miles from the plaeewhere captured. asked his choice: "Jail or die!'' He chose the latter and got a handsome eend-ofr He was left in the woods completely riddled with buckshot, lie was to have preached a sermon on Sunday. He remarked that ;i. 1 ,,, . . , , V : . ,.. ... .ji ...c ....i.iu 01 loveu naries as much asanv woman can f he had been awake he would have made his life until a lew dajs before his deatb, love a man; hut when he commenced wear two more bite the dust. ben he expressed a hope in Christ. ing snit curb I dropped him." ID HERALD. 'OLD CERRO GORDO.' II' IWInrrs Jllmspir n aildldnto far I hi-1 .S. Senate, nml I'lins His ilil e nt the t'evt or .llr. Ilocfc. Lexington Tress. But perhaps the most remarkable in cident of the day was the conduct of Gen. Williams towards Hon. .las. B. Beck. The defeated candidate for Governor went to Mr. Beck and told him that he (Wil liams) had been beaten by the influence of Mr. Heck, Judge Lindsay, and others. which Mr. Beck emphatically denied, so far as lie was concerned. Gen. illiams said that he had been beaten, but that he had still some power in Kentucky, and he wished Mr. Beck to understand that he was a candidate for the United States Senate; that Mr. Beck had some weak spots, and that he would expose them to the people helore the canvass was over. Mr Beck replied: He wa9 glad to know that Gen. Williams had at last torn the mask from his lace, and showed himself aa be was. He reminded Gen. Williams that he had wme weak spots, and that he (Beck) would, whenever it became neces sary, expose them. He was glad that Williams was defeated for Governor, be cause then lie could not go into the race with the State patronage ready to be used in his behalf, and the two would stand upon even ground. With this curt dia' logue the gentlemen separated. There is no doubt that Gen Williams is a candi date for the U. S Senate, and that he will use all his influence to defeat Mr. Beck, unless the assertion made in a moment of heat be modified or withdrawn. A Tcjas Family Itovr. Galveston News. An unfortunate and fatal affray occur red at Moss Bluff, twelve mil below here, late Saturday evening. Two broth ers, Fortier and Ludolph Gillard, had a difficulty with Azeno Lacour and his two sons, Joseph and Archie, in which Mr. Lacour was dangerously, if not mortally, wounded. Joseph 'Slightly wounded, and Archie killed. The elder Fortier is also dangerousiy wounded, nnd the other slightly wounded, Mr. Gillard alone es caping unharmed. The Fortier party is here under nrrcst. The parties in this affair are all related No information as to the cause of the difficulty. Later. The tragedy that began at Moss Blufl last Satuday, when Archie Lacour was killed, had a bloody ending here last night. My telegram of yesterday announc ed that the parties implicated in the mur der of Archie Lacour, viz , E C. Fortier, C. S. Fortier and Lndplph Gillard. had been arrested and brought to town (Lib erty). For want of a jail, the three pris oners were quartered in Bristley's Hotel, where they had remained under guard since Sunday evening. About 1 o'clock this morning a party of thirty or forty men, armed and masked, entered thehotel, overpowered the guard and got into the prison room. You can imagine the rest. Your reporter was permitted early this morning to visit that room and view the ghastly forms of three dead men. By this sad affair four men have lost their lives, four widows have been made, and ten children mourn the loss of their fa thers. Mr. Azeno Lacour. who was wounded on Saturday by the Fortier par ty, is supposed to be dying. ' The iJrniicer's Dream. A Granger dreamed that he died. He went straight to the spirit-world, and knocked at the gate of the New Jerusa lem, and it was opened unto him. The books were opened: he wa9 asked, "Did you ever belong to any secret socie ty?" He replied, "I did to the Grangers." "Then, sir, vou can't be admitted here. Depart!'' He then went to thedoor of the bottom less pit, where the same question was ask ed him by the Devil, and. on answering thnt he belonged to the Gransers when in the flesh, again he was told to depart Sadly and sorrowfully be turned to take the road to Fiddler's Green, when Old Nick called out to him: "I say, stranger. I cannot take you in here; but I will sell yon two hundred bar rels ol brimstone, ten per cent, off forcash, and you can go oil" and start a little hell of your own, with no agents or middle men to.abeorb the profits'." A Trljrsr fouiily Xrirro Who Should Have lleon I.ct Alone. Cadiz Democrat. George Havden, of color, made an at tempt yesterday morning to kill himself with a small pistol. He fired three shots. One entered the month, inflicting a slight wound, the second struck his left arm and the last missed his head, at which it was aimed, and lodged in the ceiling above George was in trouble with the county court about the maintenance ol a num ber of children whose mother he had re pudiated, and sought this way of shuflling off the responsibility. After Dr. Cren shaw had dressed the wounds of George Havden nnd pronounced him a live nigger, Georce made his escape from the room iu which he was confined nnd made rail road speed for Little river, delaring his in tention to end his troubles iu its placid waters. A large crowd followed in pur suit, gathering accessions to its numbers all the way until the classic ubsurb of Lickskillet was reached, when the last man, woman and child turned out and n'ded in the chase. Upon the ragged edge of the banks of Little river George was overtaken and carried to the jail in solemn procession. A Virginia .Mother's Way. Danville News. On yesterday an occurrence look place in this city very much out of the usual or der of things here, nnd which caused con siderable excitement and discussion among our people. A married lady having heard a youth, son of one of.our citi zens, and who is not more than fifteen or sixteen years of age, had spoken disre spectfully and slanderously of her daugh ter, who is little more than a child, nnd of several other girls about the same age, went yesterday to the house of a friend, and sending for the youth, on his arrival proceeded to administer io him a genteel threshing with a cowhide, with which she had provided herself. iooI i:noiisli lI.ivel.v,I)iit llnd to Die in. Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution. Mr. Solomon Pruett. of Monroe county, who died recently at ihc age ol 02, had peen a L'niversali-t during the whole of NO. 20. The .Missionary M omnii Visits lhe Cnjv. itnl of tin- ImIc Confederacy. Richmond AVhi. On the loth of last April a middle aged female bearins the annearance oi a lady, called at the First National hank of this city, with a draft on the German American hank, of New York, for the amount or'JO SO, payable to the order ol A. S Wentworth. When she nresented the draft, the cashier of the bank told her she must be identified, whereupon she in timated to him that she was a missionh- ry, and produced a pass-book with her name in it, certified to bv the cashier of the Citizens' bank at Norfolk, W, W. Chambcrlayne. The money was then promptly paid her. She soon after wnt to the Richmond Banking and Insurance company with a similar draft for the same amount, and succeeded in getting that cashed also. Yesterday the bank officers learned that they had been swin dled. It seems that a few days before the draft wa9 presented in Richmond, the same woman called at the Planters' and Jlechamcs' bank, in the city of Peters burg and obtained a draft on the German American hank, of New York, for the amount of 0 80, payable to the order of . o. it ciunuriu. un me Jtn thereaf ter the cashier of the Planters' and Me chanics' bank received the following note. not dated, from the same lady: Cashier Planters' and Mechanics' Bank: Please send me a draft on New York for $9 SO to a. &. wentworth. An accident ha p- peneu io me one J got. It was sent wrong, and when it comes .back Io ine I : 1 1 11 1 1 n , m. ui tun uuu nave it nxeu. t ne rain prevents my calling. Oblige, truly, etc. Mrs. p. C. Elliot, of Chester." This note contained in currency the amount indica ted, and of course the draft was sent without hesitation or suspicion to her nt the City Hotel, where she pretended to be stopping. Obtaining by this subter fuge two authenticated drafts for the amount ofS9 80 each, she or her con federates, proceeded by chemicals to erase the words, or so much as was necessary to their purpose, and substituted S00 SO each. With these two drafts she mm. to iliclimond and obtained the nmnpr no stated above. The police are looking out for her. Tlnslness Enterprise. According to the veracious Mnr A,l1,- they have two very enthusiastic linil-Mn- kers at Newcastle", Delaware. They are always on the lookout for business" and ever trying to cet ahead of each nthrr I lie wile ola prominent citizen was known to he quite ill for some lime, nml linth undertakers made up their minds to pro vide the funeral if she should die. On I hursday night the hu3band dropped the paragoric bottle on the floor.nnd scared the invalid so thatahepaveaiittlo irin. The next instant the family heard some- oody staggering un stairs, bnrvlrlno l. plastering off the wall with some kind of implement, it was Jones, tue undertaker, bringing tin one of bis nntent liormni;!- ly sealed coffins. He had been waiting on the front step, and hearing the scream, concluded the end had come, and rushed in all ready. He dashed UD the sfaira na ibo T,,f0t,,,l opened the door, set the end of the coffiin on the carpet, and exclaimed ea-erlv: "Gimme the first chancel flnr0t,; rn $40. with silver trimming?!" Before the indignant husband had time to reply, a iui.-c una uciiiu in me attic. Presently Brown, the undertaker, ap peared on the third story landing, and heaving one of his "incorrodable burial caskets ' down the stairs, heslid down the bannister suddenly and screamed- "Don't do it; I'll plant her 33, five off for cash; put a monogram on the casket and throw in a tombstone." Brown had been watching Jones, it seems, from the roof the house next door, and would have beaten him, but H-etrapI door stuck. They were led away bv a po liceman, but before they reached the cor ner of the street, Jones had secured a con tract for burying t hat policeman's mother-in-law when she died. The policeman was not particular about details. "Only let it be deep." he said, "with something solid on the top to hold her down." Georse AVnshlnston-s Church. Norfolk Virginian. On Sunday last, for the first time in fif feen years, religious services were held in Pohick church, Fairfax county. It was built in 1773 through the active cxer tions and influence of George Washing ton. During the late war it was occu pied by the Federal troops as a stable. It became more and more dilapidated, until within the past year, when some gentle men of New York, learning of its condi tion, and animated by a commenable de sire to preserve this old link which con nects us with the past and its great men from obliteration through neglect, provi ded the means and had the edifice rebuilt and returnished in n most substantial and handsome manner. A ItemnrhnlileC'nsoori.ossnnd Recov ery or Speech. Alexandia (Va ) Qaiette. One year ago this month, a young lady of ibis city, daughter ol Policeman Chris topher Lylcs. suddenly, and without any nppaicnt reason, lost her voice, and re mained dumb until a week ago, when, hav ing received a potion from a man in New York, to whom her condition had been reported, she took it one night before re tiring, nnd it acted like a charm, for when siie awoke the following morning, her long-lo-t voice had returned with more than its former sweetness, and so delimit ed is she in consequence, that she has betn eiuuuig annual ever since. The Intelligent Virginia -jarj. Richmond Enquire-. A singular instance of "ue uncertainty of the moods or a jury was given nt the Hustings court yester jav. Wm. James, a married man, and Annie Kobinson, both colored, were trird separately before the same jury fcr r.nlawful cohabitation, and apparei.tly n-rcconcilable verdicts render ed. The Woman wa3 tried first, and was fined fifty dollnrs and costs. The man was tnen arraigned, tried and acquitted, though the evidence was the sume in both eases. Ilobinson was sent to jail in default of payment of the fine. "I loved Charles," said she, wiping her cyea with the hem of her overskirt "I i r. , ADVERTISING RATES. One square, one insert oo.........$ 1 00 One square, each additional insertion- 0 One quarc,one yeHr........ 10 Oil One-fourth column jier jear... 20 00 One-third column, per Tear.... 40 no One half column, per Jear ISO 00 One column, one jar.......-..... 100 00 Forshorter time, at proportionate rates. One inch of space constitutes a i"nare. The matter of jearly advertisementscbangetl quarterly free of charge. For further particu lars, addresss J.io. P. Birkctt Jc Co., Publishers, A (icorsln Trnsnly. Atlanta Herald. I?ome, Ga, May II. Our community was thrown into a state of excitement bv a rumor thnt Colonel Jeff Johnson, of Chattooga county, had been killed Up on investigation, j our correspondent round that Colonel Johnson, who lives at Sun merville, was on his way to hi plantation in Chattooga valley He left home at 1 o'clock, baring just finished dinner, and had ridden eight miles, when he was fired on by a party of ten or twelve men, who were hid in the woods, nnd killed instant ly. He was accompanied by a negro boy, who was riding by his side in the buggy. When he was attacked he was aboutoiie mile and a half from any house, but a Mr. Mostellcr, who was working in .-. field, heard the firing, and having seen Colonel Johnson ride down the road, rushed at once to the spot. He saw the horsr run ning away with the buggy, ar.d Colonel Johnson and the negro hoy lying on their faces ir. the road, riddled w-th bullet, and dead. He saw no man standing near or running away, but he heard a dozen or so shots fired simultaneously, and is certain that several men must have fired at them. The Colonel and his servant seemed to have leaped from their buggy when they were shot, and fell dead. Mr. Mostelle'r gave the alarm, and, help being summon ed, the bodies were carried back to Sum merville. Gen. Woflbrd, of Cartersville, has been sent for to investigate the matter. Colonel Johnson has been for years a prominent citizen of Chattooga county. He had been engaged in some difficulties before this. He killed a Colonel Jones some years ago, but was acquitted of any TT- .1 I . 1 ruu. ue was engageu in a urou some weeks ago, in which Mr. Lawgon Kirhy (son or Judge Kirbv) killed Levi Akridce. and which was a continuation of an old feud, in which Colonel Johnson was a strong friend of the Kirbys. This fuss had created a disturbance in the county, which had raised ap a Johnson party and an A k ridge party; and it is suspected that this feud had something to do with Colo nel Johnson's killing. A Itellglonsly. Xnsnnc London Mnek nian. N. T. San. The American revivalists. Moody and Sankey, have driven a man in London into insanity. James Caetle. aged twenty eight, a hackney carriage driver, who appeared in the dock, with ribbons at tached to his cap, was charged at the Clcrkenwell Police Court the other day with disorderly conduct, an I causing a crowd to assemble at Islington. A po liceman stated that on Monday nigdt, April 26, he found the defendant in the midst of a large crowd, declaiming about Moody and Sankey, anu singing. He threw his stick about and caused a creat disturbance; and finding that he would not go away, the constable took him to the police station. All the night he had been raving about relizion.and singing the songs of Moody and Sankey so loudly that me men wno lodged mere could not get any sleep. The mother of the defendant said that he had been a little strange for some time past, but since he had paid visits to the Agricultural Hall and heard Messrs. Moody andSankry he had become worse. She would like to have him ex amined by a surgeon, as she was afraid! that ir he was not attended to he might get worse. The magistrate directed that he should be seen by the surgeon of the House of Detention. A Cnnibler- D07. San Francisco Chronicle. A quiet came of draw, ouarter ante in progress the other evening at Chico. One of the party managed to get a heart flush, ace at the head, out of the deck, and laid it ir. his lap, waiting a chance to play it. Presently the chance came. The guileless gentleman counted out $40 better with one hand and quietly went down with the other hand for that flush. It wasn t there. He had to clay his original hand. Two of the party called his 10 better, and cne of them in the show-down produced the identical heart Hush that he had been at such pains to secure. He knew it was the same, for the ace was crimped just as he had done it. The secret was that Ira Wetherbee's dog "Patsey," had quietly put his nose in. picked up the Uusli, carried it around to his friend, waeged his tail knowingly. and walked off. Colonel MeCrcnry. Lexington Dispatch. As an illustration of the character of Col. McCreary, alter the third ballot for Governor in the Convention, a friend of Ins made u proposition which, cenerallv among politicians, would have been ac cepted and by which he could certainly have been nominated, and he promptly" answered: "No; that would sacrifice a friend, and I would not do that to be- Governor." The words uttered by Henry Clay, which will outlive any sentence he spoke, are these: "I would rather be right man ue I'resident." uol. JlcUreary saicL he would "not betray a friend to be Gov ernor. Such a declaration gives the- highest assurance that the Dsmotratic: party have committed the executive trott to him who is worthy and Col McCrea ry has written in these words bis 0rec epitaph. A Lneky Alalmnin Latlj--Jacksonville Republican. A lady Arbachoochee, Cleburne county, 80-jie dajs ago picked up, a nug get ol 'old weighing twenty-three pen nyweights and valued at 23 00. A sci-- 'entiiic gentleman of this place says thav 1 1. u.i: , 1 : .: .1 l i.i. lie uciictca wic.c is iiiuic 11111jc1.11 nsnilll in Cleburne county than in all Xhti othjr counties of the State put together. The Old Virginia AVny. Richmond Enquirer. We had a prompt Vase of justice in this city the other day-, A man named Smith visited the penitentiary in the morning to see a friend; in the evening he stole fifty dollars; next day tried, convicted and sen tenced, and the same night he slept with his friend in the institution, as a regu larly initiated member. That Nelson County Mule Asnln. Uardstona Record. Nelson county has the gamest mule in the State, and George Hite owns him. Two weeks ago we noted how he ran a fox down and killed iL Last week h killed two rabbits. If he keep-on he will tire of small game hy next fall aodotatt on a deer hunt.