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One inch of spare corMtutej a tsare. The matter of Tcnrlr a'Jrertijemenu changed VOL. 1. HARTFORD, OHIO COUNTY, KY,, SEPTEMBER' g, 1875. NO, 36. quarterly free of charge.' For further particu lars, auures J So. IVBtBBITT Car., YaMnhns, FOOLS. Of all the poor fool who Inhabit the earth Fools by mb fortune, or fools from their birth, Ilich fools and pocr fools, and great foots and mall, The man who gets drrink is the greatest of all. The spendthrift Who UitU is rlcrtotfs living, In rpendin, or losing or lending, or giving, Is foolish enough; bat hat not yet tank To the lerel of him who it constantly drunk. The miter, eternally starring and tlaring: for what he it earning, or stealing or taring, Hay be reckoned a fool; bat he it not quite Bo foolish at he who will get on a "tight." The man who will wager, and dicker, and lie, On the ton of a cent or the cast of a die, Ton would think at foolish at foolish could be; Bat the drunkard it eren more foolish than he. Investments in "wildcat" are mostly a curse, But investments in whisky is something still worse, Xorttocks do not alwayt their farori refuse, Bat whisky investments are certain to lose. And to I'm convinced of the truth of my text, That of all the poor fools, for this world or the next, The rich or the poor, the great or the small, The man who gets drank it the greatest of all. THE BLACK TULIP. BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS, Author of the "Count or.llonie Crlato," "TheThree Gnar4smen,n Twenty Tears After," "Braselonne, the Hon of AthoV "Unite Is Valllere." "The Iron Mask," Etc, Etc. CHAPTER IIL tub ruriL or john de wittc. 'Whilst the clamor of the crowd in the square of Buitenhof, which grew more and more menacing against the two broth ers, determined John De Witte to hasten the departure of his brother Cornelius, a deputation of burghers bad gone to the .Town-hall to demand the withdrawal of Tilly's horse. It was not far from the Bnitcnhof to lloogetraat (High-street); and a stranger, who since the beginning of this scene had watched all its incidents with intense in terest, was seen to wcnd.his way with, or rather in the wake of, the others towards the Town-hall, to hear, as soon as pos sible, the current news of the hoar. This stranger was a very young man, of scarcely twenty-two or three, with nothing about him that bespoke any great energy. He evidently had bis good rea sons for not making himself known, an he x hid his face in a handkerchief of fine Frisian linen, with which he incessantly wiped his brow or his burning Hps. With an eye keen like that of a bird of prey, with a long aquiline nose, a finely cut mouth, which he generally kept open, or rather, which was gaping like the edge of a wound; this man would hare presented to Larater, if Lavater had lived at that time, a subject for physi ognomical observations, which at tbe first blush would not have been rery fa vorable to the person in question. "What difference is there between the figure of the conqueror, and that of the pirate?" said the ancients. The differ' ence only between the eagle and the vul ture; serenity' Or restlessness. And, indeed, the sallow physiognomy. ttie thin and sickly body, arid the prowl iog'ways of the stranger, were the very type of a suspecting master, or an unqui et thief; end a police-officer would certain ly have decided in favor of the latter sup positional! account of the great care which the mysterious person evidently took to hide himself. lie was plainly dressed, and apparent' If unarmed: his arm was lean but wiry; and his hands dry, but of aristocratic whiteness and delicacy, and he leaned on the shoulder of an officer, who, with his hand ori his sword, had watched the scenes in the Buitenhof with eager curi osity,- rery natural iff a military man. until his companion drew him away with him. On arriving at the' square of the Hoog- etrMt,the man with the sallow face pushed the other behind an open shutter, from which corner he himself began to ecrvey tbe baleony of the Town'-h'alf. At the savage yells of the mob, the window of the Town-ball opened, and a man came forth ttfadtfress the people. "Who is that on (he balcony?" asked the young man, glancing at the orator. "It is the deputy Bowelt," replied the officer. 'What sort of a man is he? Do you know anything of him?" "An honest man; at least I believe so, Monseigneur." Hearing this character given of Bowelt the young man slowed signs of such a strange disappointment and evident dis satisfaction, that the officer could not but remark it, and, therefore, added, "At least people say eo, Monseigneur. I cannot say anything about it myelf, as I have no personal acquaintance with- Mynheer Bowelt." "Well," the young rae.iv muttered, half to himself and half! to his companion, "let us wait, and we shall soon see." The officer bowed his head in token of his assent, and was silent. "If this Bowlet is an honest man," His Highness continued, "he will give to the demand of these furibund petitioners a very queer reception." The nervous quiver of his hand, which moved on the shoulder of his companion. W the fingers of a player on the keys of a harpsichord, betrayed his burning impa tience, eo ill-concealed at certain times, and particularly at that moment, under the icy and sombre expression of his face. The chief of the deputation of the bur ghers' was then heard addressing an in terpellation to Mynheer Bowelt, whom he requested to let them know where the other deputies, his colleagues, were. "Gentlemen," Bowelt repeated for the second time, ''I assure you Jhat in this moment T nnf htro rfln'np. with Mvnheer d'Asperen, and I cannot lake any resolu tion on my own responsibility"- "The orderl we walnt ..the order I ' 1 cried several thousand ?6Tcea.- Mynheer Bowelt wished to speak, but Ms words-were -not-heard, and he was only seen moving his arms in all sorts of gestures, which plainly showed that he felt his position to be desperate. When, at last, he saw that he could not make himself heard, he turned round towards the open window, and called Mynheer d'Asperen. The lattar gentleman now made his ap pearance upon tbe balcony, where he was saluted with shouts; even more energetic than those with which, ten minutes be fore, his colleague bad been received. This did not prevent him from under taking the difficult task of harranguing the mob; but the mob preferred forcing the guard of the States which, however, offered no resistance to the sovereign people to listening to the speech of Myn heer d' Asperen. "Now then,'' the young man coolly re marked, whilst the crowd was rushing into the principal gate of the Town-hall, "it seems the question will be discussed in-doors, Captain. Come along, and let us hear the debate. " "Oh, Monsigncur I Monseigneur ! take carel" "Of what?" "Among these deputies, there arc many who have had dealings with you; and it would be sufficient, that one of them should recognize Your Highness." "Yes, that I might be charged with having been the instigator of all this work; indeed, you are right," said the young man, blushing for a moment from regret of having betrayed eo much eager ness. "From this place we shall see tbem return with or without the order for the withdrawal of the dragoons, then we may judge which is greater. Mynheer Bowelt' s honesty, or his courage." But," replied the officer, looking with astonishmeut at the personage whom he addressed as Monteigncur, "but our Hij:liues3 surely does not suppose for one instant that the deputies will order Tilly's horse to quit their post?" 'iWhy not?" the young man quietly re torted. Because, doing so would simply be signing the death warrant of Cornelius and John De Witte." "We shall see," His Highness replied with the most perfect coolness; "fiod alone knows what is going ou within the hearts of men." Tbe officer looked askance at the im passable figure of hiscompanion,andg rew pale; he was an honest man as well as a brave one. From the spot where they stood, His Highness and his attendant heard the tumult and the heavy tramp of the crowd on the staircase of the Town-hall. Tbe noise thereupon sounded through the windows of the. hall, on the balcony of which Mynheers Bowlet and d'Asperen had presented themselvos. These two gentlemen had retired into the building, very likely from fear of being forced over the balustrade by the pressure of the crowd. Alter this, fluctuating shadows in tu multuous confusion were seen flitting to and fro across the windows: the council hall was filling. Suddenly the noise subsided; and as suddenly again it rose wite redoubled in tensity, and at last reached such a pitch that the old building shook to the very roof. At length the living stream poured back through the galleries and stairs to the arched gateway, from which it was seen issuing like water from a spout. At tne neaa oi the first group, a man was flying rather, than running, his face hideously distorted with eatnic glee: this man was the surgeon Tyckelaer. "We have it! we have itl" he crisd, brandishing a paper in the air. "They have got the orderl" muttered the officer in amazem ent "Well then," His Highness quietly re marked, "now I know what to believe with regard to Mynheer Bowelt' a honesty and courage: he has neither the one nor the othes:" Then, looking with a steady glance after the crowd which' was rushing along before him; he continued: "Let us now go the Buitenhof, Captain; I expect we shall see a very strange sight there." The officer bowed, and, without mak ing any reply, followed ia the steps of his master. There was an immense crowd in the square and about the neighborhood of the prison. But the dragoons of Tilly 6till kept it in check with the same suc cess and with the same firmness. It was not long before the Count heurd the increasing din of the approaching multitude, the first ranks of which rushed on with the rapidity of a cataract. At the same time lie observed the pa per which was wavingnbove the surface of clenched fists and glittering arms. "Halloa!" he said raising in his stir rups, and touching the lieutenant with the knob of his sword; "I really believe those rascals have got the order." "Dastardly ruffians they areT' cried the lieutenant It was i needlthe order, which the biirghcr-giia,T3C5received with a roar of triumph. They immediately sallied forth, with lowered arrqs and fierce shouts, to meet Count Tillydragpons. iiut tne taunt was not tne man to al low them to approach within an incon venient distance. "Stop!" he cried, "stop and keep off from my horse, or I shall give the word of command to advance." "Here is the order," a hundred inso lent voices answered at once. He took it in amazement, cast a rapid glance on it, and said quite aloud: "Those who have signed this order are the real murderers of Cornelius De Witte. would rather have my two hand cift off than have written one single letter of this infamous order." And pushing back with the hilt of his sword the man who wanted to take it from him, he added: "Wait a minute, papers like this arc of importance, and are to be kept." Saying this, he carefully folded up the document, and put it in the pocket of his coat. Then turning round towards his troop, he gave the word of command: "Tilly's dragoons, wheel to the right!" After tbia he added in an under tone, yet loud enongh for his words to be not altogether lost to those about him: "And now, ye butchers, do your work!" A savage yell, in which all the keen hatred and ferocious triumph, rife in the precincts of the prison, simultaneously burst forth, and accompanied the depart ure of the dragoons, as they were quietly filing off. The count tarried behind, facing to the last the infuriated populace, which ad vanced at the same rate as the Count re tired. John De Witte, therefore, had by no means exaggerated the danger, when, as sisting his brother in getting up, he hur ried his departure. Cornelius, leaning on the arm of the' Ex-Grand Pensionary, descended the stairs which led to the court-yard. At the bottom of the stair case, be. found little Rosa trembling all over. "Oh ! Mynheer John," she said, "what a misfortune!" "What is it, my child?" asked De Witte. "They eay, that they are gone to the Town-hall to fetch the order for Tilly's horss to withdraw. "You do not say so!" replied John. "Indeed, my dear child, if the dragoons are off, we shall be in a very sad plight." "I have some advice to give you," Rosa said, trembling even more violently than before. "Well, let us hear what you have to say, my child. Why should not God speak by your mouth?" "Now then, Mynheer John, if I were in your place. I should not go out through the large street.'' "And why so, as the dragoons of Tilly are still at their post?" "Yes but their order, as long as it is not revoked, enjoins them to stop before the prison.'' "Undoubtedly." "Have you got an order for them to accompany you out of the town." "We have not" "Well, then, in the very moment when you have passed the ranks of the dra goons, you will fall into the hands of the people." "But the burgher-guard?" "Alas! the burgher-guard are the most enraged of all." "What are we to do then?" "If 1 were in your place, Mynheer Johh," the young girl timidly continued, "I should leave by the postern, which leads into a deserted bye-lane, whilst all the people are waiting in tbe High-6treet to see yotr come out by the principal en trance. From thence I should try to reach. the gate, by which you intend to leave the town." "But my brother is not able to walk," said John. "I shall try," Cornelius said, with an expression of most sublime fortitude. "But have you not got your carriage?" asked the girl. "The carriage is down, near the great entrance." "Not so," she replied. "I consider your ccachman to be a faithful man, and I told him' to wait for you at the postern-." The two brothers looked first at each other and then at Rosa, with a glance full of the most tender gratitude. "The question- is now," said the Grand Pensionary, "whether Gryphus will open this door for us." "Indeed he will do no such thing," said Rosa. "Well, and how then?" "I have foreseen his refut nl, and juet now, whilst he was talking from the window of the porters lodge with a dra goon, I took away the key from his bunch." "And yon have got it?" "Here it i. Mynheer John." "My child," said Cornelius, "I have nothing to give you in exchange for the service you are rendering us, but the Bible which you will find in my room: it is the last gift ot an honest man: I hope it will bring you good luck." "I tbauk you, Master Cornelias, it shall never leave me," replied Rosa. And then, with a sigh, she said to her self, "What, a pity that I do not know how to read !" "The shouts and cries are growing louder and louder." said John, "there is not a moment to be lost." "Come along gentleman," said the girl, who now led the two brothers through an inner lobby to the back of the prison. Guided by her, they deecended a stair case of about a dozen steps; traversed a small courtyard, which was surrounded by castellated walls; and the arched door having been opened for them by Rosa, they emerged into a lonely street where their carriage was ready to receive them. "Quick, quick, my masters, do you hear them?" cried the coachman in a deadly fright Yet, after having made Cornelius get into the carriage first, the Grand Pension ary turned round towards the girl, to whom he card, "Good-bye, my child, words could nev er express our gratitude. God will re ward you for having saved the lives of two men." Rosa took the hand which John De Witte proffered her, and kissed it with every sbo of respect "Go for Heaven's sake go," she said; "it seems that they arc going to force the gate." John De Witte hastily cot in, sat him self down by the side of his brother, and, fastening the apron of the carriage, called out to the coachman, "TolheTol-Hek!" The Tol-Hek was the iron gate lead ing to the harbor of Schevening, in which a small vessel was waiting for the two brothers. The carriage drove off with the fugi tives at tbe full speed of a pair of spirited Flemish horses. Rosa followed them with her eyes until they turned the cor ner of the street, upon which, closing the door after her, she went back and threw the. key into a cell. The no'i6e which had made Rosa sup pose that the people were forcing the prison door, was indeed owing to the mob battering against it after the square had been left by the military. Solid as the gate was, and although Gryphus.to do him justice, stoutly enough refused to open it yet it could not evident ly resist much longer, and the jailer, growing very pale, put to himself the question, whether it would not be better to open the door than to allow it to be forced: when be felt some one gently pulling his coat. He turned round and saw Rosa. "Do you hear these madmen?" he (aid. "I hear them so well, my father, that in your place " "You would open the door?" "No, I should allow it to ba forced." "But they will kill me!" "Yes, if they see you." "How shall they not see me?' "Hide yourself." "Where?" "In the secret dungeon." "But you, my child?" "I shall get into it with you. We shall lock the door, and when they have left the prison, we shall again come forth from our hiding place." "Zounds, you are right there!" cried Gryphus; "it's surprising how much sense there is in such a little head!" Then, as the gate began to give way amidst the triumphant shouts of the mob, she opened a small trap-door, and said, "Come along, come along, father." "But our prisoners?" "God will watch over them, and 1 shall watch over you." Gryphus followed his daughter, and the trap-door closed over his head, just as the broken gate gave admittance to the popu Uace. Hie dungeon where Rosa had induced her father to hide himself, and where for the present we must leave the two, offered to them a perfectly safe retreat, being known only to those in power, who used to place their important prisoners of 6tatef. to guard against a rescne, or a revolt. The people rushed mto the prison with the cry of, "Death to the traitors! To the gal lows with Cornelius De Witte! Death! death I" Continued next week. A curious indication of the fact that the country has seen hard times the past year or two- is testified to by paper malcers, who say that the rags sold there of late have been more ragged than-formerly. It seems that people have been wearing their clothes threadbare, and there must be a good time coming, con sequently, for the dry-goods and clothing trades. LOUISVILLE'S SENSATION.' Tlie Teller of t'lse Planter's National Iiank UoM the Vault or About 8100, OOO IlrFlntTellwtlicDIasrrilied nob bent Ntory Then 'FeMes up Like a Little Man. Courier-Journtl, 3d. Not for years has Louisville been so ngitatcd as it was yesterday mbr'mVg'. When citizens began to wend their way to their business bouses, they were met by the report that a gigantic bank rob bery had occurred; that the Planter's National Bank had been raided, and any amountfr.qm ".hundred thousand dollars i -1 1 1 . t mi :i .1 . ujj iu u-'iuiiiiuii uuuurnsiuieii. mc wnu- est consternation followed these reports. Speading sharp and fast, the story was soon told that the Planter's National bad been robbed of a prodigious sum of mon ey; that the teller, Louis Rehm, Jr., had been drugged and taken from his bed by the robbers, anil afterwards cut so nearly to pieces by the robbers that he could live but a short time; that he had been made to open the bank, witness the rob bery, and had then been locked up in a vault and left to die. This was sufficiently startling to give that dramatic tinge to the affair which is eo nuch beloved of the multitude, and the anxious stockholders and depositors were made to feel a hundred times over that they were paupers almost. v But this was rumor's work, and never had her thousand tongues wagged so rap- dly, and, indeed, seldom have they in the main come so near the truth, barring that embroidering of plain facts which naturally comes to many men with any unlooked for excitement. kziiu's STOItY. About six o'clock Thursday morning, President Duncan and Detectives Bligb and Gallagher visited Rehm's house. where he was in bed, and what followed is thus given in the Courier-Journal The family were asked to leave the room while the three held a private con versation wiih'youg Rehm. He was then asked to state' all the lacts of the alleged robbery. He said he didn't feel well du ring the previous evening, rfnd went boat rowing. After taking a row, he went to Justa's coffee place on Main, above Fifth etreet, for supper, and then went to the bank. "I worked," he said, 'till about a quarter to ten o'clock, when I thought of the Gymnasium Society. I was afraid I wouldn't get there in time, and I went to Link's stable, where I hired a buggy." Rehm had been keeping a buggy and horse at Link's stable, but his horse was lame, and his buggy not being handy, he hired a horse and buggy. While tbe ne gro was hitching up, he remarked that be thought he would go to the bank again to get a blanket He told the negro that if he did not get back before he hitched up to meet him with the buggy halfway. In the bank he found an empty satchel, and throwing the blanket over it he took both to tbe stable. He got into the buggy and drove up home, going in the back way. After getting out of the bug gy, he went to the gymnasium back of the house, where found some of the mem bers of the society. He asked them if they were going to the parade in tbe morning, and they said they were not quite ready. He gave them instructions, and then went into the house, where he found his wife asleep. He went back to get his buggy, when he met a young man employed at Dr. Bull's factory. He stopped and spoke to him, and learning he was coing down town be told this young man that he might just as well ride down with him. The two got into the buggy and drove down to Bull's place, on Main, between Seventh and Eighth streets. Thence he drove to tbe stable and put up his horse. He went back to the bank and put back the blank et he had taken away, having left the satchel up home. Having closed the bank, the hour being about 11, he then went to John Duerman's saloon, on Sec ond and Main streets, where he got a glass of sherry. A Main-street car having ar rived, he boarded it and went borne. He found his wife asleep. He undressed and went to bed. He tossed about for some time before he fell asleep. While tossing restlessly about his wife awoke and asked him if be smell anything. He answered he had a bad cold and couldn't smell anything. His wife put her hand out of the bed under tbe mosquito bar, but couldn't feel anything. Both then went to sleep. He woke up he did not know when, ant found somebody had hold of his toes. The gas in the room was turned up to full blaze, and on looking up be found two masked men, one at each end of the bed. The man at the foot of the bed raised tbe pistol in his band and said to him: "If you say or do anything, I'll kill you." They then- ordered him to get up. He got up and put on his pantaloons They took him down stairs barefooted, not allowing him to put on his socks. His shoes were in tbe dining-room and also hid coat and these be put on down there. He carried his socks in his hands. The two men took him out of the back way, and when they got some distance in the alley or short street near the house running east and west, they demanded the keys of the bank from him. He said he did not have them. They told him they knew better and would make him give them up. They cut at him, inflicting a Might scratch on the neck. Further up the alley they cut him in the left side of the abdomen. He gave them the keyi They took him up to Leib's pork'-houjc", then turned towards the creek and crossed th'e trestle work. They walked him up the bhrik of the river to Sdcchd'sfredt On their way he saw two me'n' ahead of them, but did not know whether or not tbey belongen to' th'e same party. At Second' etieii one of the men dropped off arid the other took him dow'n as far as Third street, thence in Third to Main street. At Third and Main they started diagonally across the street' and struck the sonlh pavement below Clarke & Thompson's. They got as far as Miles' saddlery shop next to the bank, when the eecond man again came u'p'a'n'J whispered something ia the ear of the other man. He moved slightly at this point, w'h'en one of the men said: "I won't slibbt you. it would make too much noise, but I'll cut you if you move." The bank was already opened, and the two stepped in, when he heard somebody lock the door after them. Some third party locked tbe door on the outside. Two men inside ordered him to open tbe safe, and on hii refusal cut his coat-sleeve lining and shirt on one arm. When they found they couldn't open the.safe, they cut him slightly in the thigh. He was finally forced to open the safe, but plead with them not to take any money away. After taking the monev and when they were looking for bonds' be again begged them not to take any more. They an swered: "Damn the bonds 1" They took two packages of bonds of $5,000 each. One of the men had a black bag under bis coat hanging from his neck. After taking what they wanted they locked him up in the safe, locking both of the vault ed doors. He fainted and lay unconscious, bow long he did not know. After he was re stored to his senses, finding the doors locked, he went to work to open them. He found a screw hook in the vault, which he took and tried to turn the lock, but found it was too big to suit He then found a piece of wood to fit on the taps, and with this, managed to take off the first lock. The second lock he man aged in the same way. After he got out side, he put the lock on outside tight enough to lock the door. He found the key in the front door, and locking tbe door put the key in his pocket He walked to Second street and staggered out Second to Market, thence up Market to First and out First to the station house. He was so frightened that he could not talk, and fell down in the sta tion. He wrote on the slate that the bank was robbed, and the station-keep er sent for the doctor and Bligb, who took the keys from his pocket when be came to the station. HE CONFESSES TO TUB ROBBERY. Rhera was finally taken down to the Gait House, where be was confronted with several of the directors of the bank, who plainly told him that they were perfectly satisfied he was tbe robber, and demand- ed restitution. He asked permission to sleep over it He was awakened in an hour, and confessed that he had perpetra ted the robbery, and told where the stolen treasure was concealed on his back prem lses. The missing property waa found where he indicated that it was hidden. Rhems is in jail. Refused to Sequester. Detroit Free Press. Joseph Muldoon bad scarcely touched tbe mark when he informed the court that he was notouly a poor orphan, with out a relative in the world, but that he belonged in Canada. "I can't help it if you belong in Color ado," replied the court; "you shall have a fair trial and truth and justice shall stand out here like freckles on a Chicago woman's noee. Are yon guilty?"' "I took a drop, sir." "Where did you drop from?" "I mean that I sipped a little brandy, sir, and it flew to my head." "Joseph Muldoon, native of Canada, you've spoken truly," said his Honor. "The brandy flew to your bead, you flew to an alley and the police flew to you. It was a flying time. Do you make a prae-' tice or drinking brandy ' "No, sir I drink wnisky as a general thing." "Yes um yes," mused Iris honor, as he looked over at the grinning Bijah "Well. I'll sequester you." "Thanke, sir, thanks." "I don't want anv thanks: 1 said I'd sequeatcryou for thirty days." "I'm greatly obliged, sir, and I'll go now right off." "Sir, don't yotr know what sequestw means?" exclaimed the court. "Yea. sir, I'll be in Canada in ten min ntes"' Bijah grinned. The clerk grinned. The reporters anxiously waited. "Mr. Joe, let tbis man out," continued the court as he looked up from bis pa' pers, "and warn him that he'll catch it if he ever corner within thirty-six miles of Detroit again." "How many children! ' the census taker asked a Dubuque woman. "Dun no," replied the dame, "they was eleven last fell, and I b'lieve there was one or two come alone in the winter; call it dozea." Baie Ball People who are puzzled at the technic al phrases used' in base ball reports are commended' to the perusal of the follow frig definitions: Field The cow pasture where the leather hunting is performed. Base Salt bags" scattered around the graSf for' tie Madera to jump on. Nine The number of roosters in knee breeches that constitute a base ball deck. Umpire The chief Caller he balls out' "strike." His other dutv is to sit on the'tojofa bat and smell' the ball as it goes by. Judgment The umpire's opinion talrin'g siicli a smell. One ball What the umpire eays when, the smell proves unsatisfactory. Stnlte A mtecneby the batter. Put out The felfo'w who' tries to get in without paying fifty cents. Dead ball One that comes to' life again after being- buried fn' the bantfa of the pitcher. Foul A ball which bounds just the way one is positive it will not Fair foul A little one for a cent Balk A' breath of promise indulged in by the pitcher. Stealing a" ba's'e-Stufiiing a bag in th a ear and walking off to the next when the catcher isn't looking. Beauty A ball so hot that the second baseman lies" on hla stomach id avoid it. Hot Sail One that singes the short stop's head as it goes hr. Fly A ball which scorns the earth. and, like the gentle horse fry, huzzes around the elevated atmosphere. Wild throw Slinging at the . third baseman and killing a' B'm'all boy in the right field A Bit; Cattle Steal From the Sbercttn Regis'tsr, August Si .J Saturday morning, Officers Donglas and Potts received information to the effect that a party of cattle thieves were in camp near Howe, in this county, with & large nnmber of cattle which they bad. stolen from the prairies of Denton county. Procuring a warrant, they started' in pnr- suit, and about twelve o'clock caae up ith a body of cattle which th'ef after wards ascertained were a portion Of those stolen, but failed to arrest the thieve. It appears that something over one hundred bead were driven through Howe on Friday afternoon, but that evening the cattle stampeded and the thieves had to gather them again before they could aeenre money on them. They had sold the cattle to Jim Lindsay, of this city, and the purchase money waa to hare been paid Saturday. One Joe Horner, well known in tbis city as a rulSan and desperado, ia represented' aa being the leader of this band of dbring robbers, and he had contracted the-cattle to Lind say for lees than one-half their vaJup!. About seventy-fire head of the cattle were stolen from a Mr1. May, who resides on Hickory creek, in Denton county, and up to the present fima he- has not been able to recover more than half that num ber; the others being; scattered in the timber. The officers- elamv that they would have secured Horner and hU des perado confederates; had- not em or two citizens of that neighborhood notified them of their approachv Tbtsc men who assisted Horner and his gang to evade the vengene'e of the law; are well known, and at the proper time will be arrested and punished to- the full extent of the law. A- Towns Statcatnan. From the Vie&tbuTj Herald. The" Other day, when a Vicksburg boy had troiihle with another neighbor' boy. and came out' first-best, he realized that something must be done at Ijome, and he slid into the house and said: "Mother, you know how good and kind you- have been to Mrs. B , next door?" "Yes-,-1 have tried to be a good neigh bor to her.'' "Well, do yoa know that she saya you clean your teeth with a white-wash brush. and that father craght to have a pension for livfrrg with you!" He elfc mi, arid when Mrs. B reached the grate, on' her way to the house to ask why her boy must be pounded up in that way, she' heard a shrill voice calling ouU "Vile wretch, don't you enter that gate, or you'll get scalded 1" She returned home, and the young statesman droopped down tinder a shade tree, kicked up his heels and softly chuckled: "That settles her, and now 1 want to catch her Tom again for just fourteen seconds!" A man at Fort street, going home at a late hour in the night, saw that tbe occu pants of a house standing flush with the street had left a window up, and he de cided to waru tbem and prevent a bur glary. Putting his head in the window he called out: "Hello! good peop !" That was all he said. A whole bucket of water strck him in the face, and as he staggered back a woman shrieked out: "Didn't I tell you what you'd get if you wasn't borne by nine o'clock. A young Irishman, who had married when he was abont nineteen years of age, complaining of the difficulties to which his early marriage subjected him, said he would sever marry youngagain.ifhelived :o.be as old as Methusalem.