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'oh m. rate. - ' W. a rrKTixsos Atchison. O-ksloon. . PRICE 4 STEVENSON, ATTORKETS-A T-LA W. t OSKALOOSA, KANSAS. ' . o Will practice Law In Jt&rson aad adjoiaier Counties. Pay taxes Tor aosres'ideau. &peeil attention piven to Colleetioas. A retainer I either member of the firm will seesra the services SI tO'J). J. GILL SPIVEY, A TTORXEY AT LAW ASI GENERAL LAKD AGENT. OdcalooM, Jaffenw C., Kimm. (ffice south Fi.Ie ofPoWk Sqaafe, vext door w ewhousos store. S-ly ratBiM. rAuixa. AZEL SPALDING 4 SON mitmi m mii'mm ai iiw, iBFFEBSON CO., KANSAS. WW iZ?,lr tmm "na m janerson &!-:?& 4 A"? Cewttoi aad la tba ,tMril.T'lir 'V? ' eeHaetioaa rigittiil ?0fftg TO LOU. roa aaa ALBCM. Dear Lao, thou bld'st me hare iodiu. Some little verse of mine. That thou In after years may think, Of one so truly thine. Although we are but classmates hare, And soon, too soon mast part. Fond thoughts of thee shall ever be As now, dcr to my asart. Thine angel face from out each page, Pears up with mirthful glance, And In my dreams I catch the light, That In thy dark eyes dance. I deem it very hard dear Lou, That through this life so brief, TVa may not share each other's Joy, And mingle tears af grief. But Fte wlU this to us dear, And severed shall we be. Still In my rnem'ry thou shalt live. And ever roam with me. When 'mid the happy and the gay. When Joy 'beams in thine eye, I ask thee cast one thought on me, A smile, perhsps a sigh. Mst brightest angelsaoveroear, And o'ar thy pathway glide, ., May thy young heart ne'er know a fear, Nor have a thought to chid. And may thou ever be the The same dear Uu, as now. With Joyoui and eonBdiag heart. With cloudless, sunny brow. YlNHIE. lictot jof fflS. t. THETH1L0FPAITK. BT IOKA. It wm a lovely May morning. Slow ly and majestically thn "Kinj; of Day" arose from ltir eastern couch. And as his beams came twinkling ibftly among the wet leavei, the sweet notes of the robin gushed from the heavy bough of an old apple tree, which swept across the window of a little, white cottage. Thcra dwelt Clara, asJMay Lee, the daughters of the agedputor, who for years had declared the words of truth and life, from the pulpit of the little church which is scarcely visible thro' the trees. Clara was the eldest, and the hour had come when she must leave the lov ed ones, to seek a far distant home. She bad given her young heart to one who had loved her for the pure, trust ing piety, which lent a charm to her character. Russel Devauz had spent a few sum mer months in the village of M., and having met Liars, his visit was pro longed until rfutumn. Twice during the year it was repeated, uud he had returned to claim her as his bride. It was Ion" before Clara became ac customed to her new home; Every thing was changed, even to her hours of devotion. Kussel had purchased an expensive pew in the most fashionable church of her persuasion, but even in the house of Ood, her mind was eon fused by the splendor with which she was surrounded. She was young and devotedly attach ed to her husband, but shrank from the fascinations of the society, such as her husband was accustomed to move in. During the first months of their union, Russel seemed pleased that his wife preserved the graceful simplicity of her country habits. But, as his old associ ates gradually assumed their empire over him, he became dissatisfied with the sameness of her life. Whenever Clara expressed a desire to visit her father, .he always ionnd a ready excuse tu prevent it. Now he-became restless and irritable at home, and would frt- quently be absent for weeks together, without explanation or excuse. One day, duiiag his absence, she entered 4he library, aad took up a half written letter, which he bad forgotten, and in the restlessness of an unquiet spirit, sher,began.to,reid. scarcely. coil scious of the act. Her, worst suspic ions wcre-confinBed. -'Her husband Lad become a dinner giver at hotels, and a frequenter of gambling -tables. The letter "seemed to be an answero one of advice, which lie had received from the country. It said, "Why sho'd you blame me, that I have chosen to' myself new pursuits and pleasures.' The obstinate bigotry o( my wife has driven me to it. As a married man I cast a shadow in those circles where I oace was greeted with so much pleas ure. How could I accept the hospital ity of others, when my doors were closed to half the world ? If I sink to uaworthy associations, the blamo lies on a woman whom I once loved, and whosa I could still love " Clara read no more, but "sat down and folded her arms on a table. It was a sacs-eat of dreadful trial. At last she aros,and'stood before a tall mirror. It lashed back upon her a rieliwr beauty thaw even her girlhood bail known. Her form was rounder arHl'sworegrace fully developed. "No, it is not bow too late, he will love me again." Scarcely had these words pasaed ber lips waea her aasbaad'a carriage swapt to the door. "Did Mr. Devaux go into the gar den ?" she inquired of a servant whom she met in the hall. "No, madam, I saw him turn into the study." When Clara entered the study, she found her husband sitting in the recess of a large window. He bowed slightly as she entered Claia felt his coldness, and her small hand trembled as she laid it on his arm. ''I am glad you have returned," she said, "for I want you to make out the list of invitations for a little party I ,, He started, and looked earnestly in her face. "What 1 you, Clara, give a party ? Upon my honor, I begin to doubt if 1 am awake. If you are in earnest, Tarn sure it would delight me to collect a little good society around mc. Give me a pen, I will make out the list now. "What are you trembling at?" continued he, as Clara handed him a pen. "Don't get nervous. I'll attend to everything. I will drive dowB to 'Marguands,' and select you a set of diamonds- I never gave you anything of the sort, but you shall have them this very day." With thb, he pressed her hand to his lips, and hurriedly en tered his carriage to give orders about the diamonds. Russel's great work was accomplish ed. His wife stood surrounded by the elite, both of the fashionable and liter ary world. With Clara all was novelty and ex citement. The night deepened. The last lingering group took their leave, and she looked anxiously around for her husband, to whom she sacrificed her Christian intvrity. He was not there. Eagerly Clara cntorctl her chamber. Anxious to drown all thought in sleep, she went hastily toward the (able upon which stood a small lamp. She had scarcely reached it, when a death like paleness spread over her face. Just where the light fell strongest, lay the bacclet which bad been given her by her sister, as a monitor against neglect of Christian duty. On it she had prom ised most solemnly to the most high God, to keep her soul spotless; to watch aad pray - --, --f-gj jtaj j;T jH juto temptation, bhe put forth ber hand and took it up reverently from where it lay, and sunk on her knees. At first her lips uttered no sound, but at length words of thrilling supplication filled that solitary chamber. At that moment the door opened, and Russel entered the room. He stsrt ed at seeing his wife there on her bend ed knees in agony of spirit, but stood motionless until her voice died away in sobs. Then he turned, aud cauti ously left the room, and descended in to the garden. After half an hour Russel returned to her chamber. Clara nas sitting by the table. Her face was very pale, and the tears had drank all the brilliancy from her eye". She arose at his en trance, and came forward. 'Russel,' said she, in a low and hus-Ly voice, 'I must go back to my lather ; this life is wearing all the good from my heart. I know you cannot lute me j as 1 am, and to be what you with, I must sacrifice my own soul. To-morrow I must go. You will let me take the children ?' Her voice trembled as she asked this question. Tears started to the eyes of that proud man. 'Yes, you shall go,' he said, folding the Anxious creature to his heart ; 'hut not alone, my poor wife ; our childn-n shall bear jou company, and your poor husband, too. if you can forgive the wrong he has done you.' Three weeks alter llie scene we nave described, a happy group was enioyiug the cool afternoon on the piazza of the old pastor's cottage. Clara Devaux knell beside her aged parent, and told htm all the trials of her married life. her present happiness, and of the gen erous reformation of her husband. And when Russel returned from a long walk which he bad taken, he paused to gaze on the sweet picture of affection. He. felt his soul overllow with a higher joy than he had ever felt in the bright hall of revelry, or in the halls of fashion. Tux Goon and tub Bad. The fol lowing true and pleasant passage occurs in otfe of Fredeiika Bremer's books : "There is much goodness in the orld : although at a superficial glance one i- dipovl lo doubt it. What is bad is lOiSJ-i t)U)!ul is echoed back from sii! ,-iJ , and iic'-tMiers and social circle find much to bay about it whilti wh.it ih good nou, at best, like sunshine, quietly through the world." Sorrows gather mound great souls as storms do around mountains, but like them, they break the storms and purify the air of the plain be neath them. Jhivery heavy burden of sorrow seems like a stone hung around our nee, yet they are olten only like the stones used by peail divers, which enable, them to reach their prize and rise enriched. A small sorrow distracts, a great one makes us collected as a bell loses its clear tone when slightly-cracked, and recovers it when the fissure is enlarged.--Jein Paul. !ps(rtlaucm!& A SIGHT AM0BG THE WOLVES. "Mike what kind of night would this be for fire shooting 1" said the Doctor to that meditative Nimrod, who was busy sewing up a moccasin by the light ot the camp tire, aftcra week of travel. "So, so," replied Mike, without look ing up. "I am going, I think." No answer, Mike put on the mended moccasin, and drew off the other. "Do you think we can kill any thing ?" "S'pose," replied Mike. "Come Charlie, let us try it for a little while. This was all a ruse on the part of Poke, in order to make Mike think our great hunt was an unpremeditated af fair, and thereby increase the glory of killing so much game, It had been arranged between us1 during the day, that we would try fire hunting that night.' It promised to be a cloudy night, which was of great advantage, as it prevented the game from seeing any thing of the hunters, and at the same time rendered their eyes more reflective when exposed to the torch-light We had even gone so far as to make our pitch pine torches, and the whole pre paration was complete. It wr.STt party of two the Doctor and myself. There would lie rather more interest in getting the game alone; and besides that, Mike's opinion on fire shooting was well known.and we knew he would not go with us so constant a hunter scorned so primitive a snare as tiie one we proposed. The negroes we did not waut, for the fewer in a party the bel ter. So, one of us taking a gun, and the o'.her carrying a torch, we left the camp. The boys were chuckling together as they watched us go, the dogs howled because they could not go with us, and Mike gate one ofliin expressive coughs, that said a plainly as words, "Now for it." We were soon outside of the glaro of the camp fire, the lil'le creek was cross ed, and our torch" flahetf brightly on the taper trunks of the tunc trees, the climbing-vines, and the broad-leafed plants that grew by the pools of water. There was no wind, and, the walking in the pint woods there was no sound. Once in a lone while a sand hill crane. disturbed in his wanderings, would be seen stalking away, with his red head high In the air, like a sentry on duty, or the sudden motion of the under brush would tell us that some of themany lit tle harlequins of the wood.that gambol most wben men do sleep, had fled from this unusual spectacle ol a moving light. But no deer rewarded our search; no bear showed his heavy coat. "Faith." said the Doctor, "this ro mantic promenade is getting somewhat long." "Think of the deer, one buck will well pay us." "Fudge I if there was no ono to lauL'h at us, I would have turned back long ago. Give me tho gun, and take the light." Accordingly we changed positions i going aneau, carrying the torch be fore me, in uch a manner that'll would throw the light ahead as much as pos sible, and none on our persons, and the Doctor received the gun, and took my place directly behind and shaded by my person. The night had become still darker, and a misty rain com menced falling. We had left the pine woods, after walking a couple of miles, and had come into a grove of lower limber. The long moss dropped in curtains.'Jie odor of maguolias burden ed the air, and every minute a denser copse would force us to turn aside from our route. "Hush 1" whispered the Doctor.sud- detily, with a spasmodic pull at my coat tail, "there s a deer. I was just wondering nt this ."L'Sence of deer, and could not account for it. as it was a rare tiling to go a mile in Florida, without seeing one. "Where ?" 1 whispered 'I don't seo it." - "Hushl it has gone now; hut we will see it in a moment again." We advanced on tiptoe, both in body and expectation. "There 1 there l" said the Doctor pointing with his finger a little dis tance to the left; but the luminous spot was gone before I hardly got my eyes on it. We were in the verv place for deer A heavy wind-fail lay ahead of us. and tho nnnled trunks aud twisted branch es looked like the chevaux de frUe to some ifreal encampment. The flicker' ing light made the shadows move back and forth with a spectral effect, as though dancing, and the hush of the forest was unbroken by any sound. Every moment 1 expected to see agnin the two phosphorescent stars that in dicate the Peer's eyes, and then the true shot would bring us the prise for ur labor. It seemed a long lime in coming again. ?That deer must be very shy." whispered the Doctor, just above his breath. The next time, I saw it first. It was some djstanoe ahead, and there were two; but just before X could point them out to my comrade, they had disap peared. Presently wo saw it on one side of us. "Chailie, that's a will-o'-the wisp," sam rose, in rsiner a suoauea tone. "or the devil; who ever heard of a deer going around so?" "He is examining you to see what manner of man you are." "Perchance it is some spirit of a de parted buck, leading us a wild chase to destroy us." ''There it is, right behind me, as I live!" ejaculated the Doctor in evident trepidation. Sure enough. As I turned my head, I saw the two blue lights that indicate the reflecting lenses of the eye. The Doctor was taking aim, but I noticed it was not very steady, He pulled the trigger a dull snap announced a miss fire. He pulled the other trigge'r it snapped in the same way. The gun was wet with rain. "Was anything ever so provoking," said Poke as the eyes vanished in the darkness. "If it is the devil, he will have you now." "How can you talk so,1 Doctor, with a strong1 aco said the the on "can." 'j .-' "There i. your --deer. Poke, in the windfall' said I, as I caught aight of the eyes moving rapidly- along over the mass of timber that lay heaped and knotted together. 'That's no deer," ssid Poke; "no cloven-foot could go over that windfall that way. I would rather see the night huntsman of the Harts Mountains than to see those eyes again." As he was spring, I saw in the darkness ahead of us, another pair of eyes, and two or three pair on the left. The truth flash ep on me,, The scarcity of the deer, the proximity of the windfall, the rest lessness of those eyes, all gave me the clue the wolves were around us. A word to Poke, and the affair was explained, and wo stood still -for con sultation. We tried new caps on our gun, but it was of no use; the cones were saturated with water. We turned toward the camp, but in our confusion we forgot the direction. To heighten the misery offthMeae. our torch was ahnojlburnuelffKmirat die and the rest could be easily divined, We were standing, at the time, under a small grove of pecan trees, and at that instant a low snort was heard from the shadow near us, like the cough of a dog. Poke did not say a word, but drop ping the gun, and seizing a limb of one of the trees over his head, with an agil itv for which I had never erven him the least credit, elevated himself to the crotch, about ten feet from the ground. I did not want to do anything of the kind, of course not; I would rather have placed my back against a tree, and won a ulorioos and bravo death in battle against my numerous foes; but alackl for a bad example, 1 dropped the torch, that broke fn pieces m falling, and clasping the nearest tree, which hap pened to be a medium-sized gum tree, soon scrambled up to a place of safely. Lucky it was for me that I had the torch in my hand, for when it fell it lay scattered around the bas of the tree, still flickering and flushing in the darkness, and the animals that had sur rounded us, as they saw their prey es caping, rushed forward with an angry noise; they saw the glowing embers, and held back just long enough to per mit my escape. As I drew myself up on the first limb, a rush of gratitude passed over my soul, and my feelings were as warm as a child's. Nothing could be seen, for the sombre forest shut out. the little light there was in the atmosphere, but I heard the pattering of feet beneath my fortress, like tilling rain, Back and forward they came and went, and snorting sounds and champing teeth made tho black night alive wilh imaginary shapes.-Iwon dered how it fared wilh the Doctor, yet dared not call, for the uncertainty was ie. fearful than the reality might be. I pictured him fallen, oraggeii back from his'half-aUaincd refuge, and di vided among the hungry pack; and.the very noises below might be the mum bling of his bones. At length I summoned courage, and called, "Poke?" "Hulloa!" was the response more grateful to my ear than any sound in the world. . "How are you, my boy?" I callod again. "Safe, thank the Lord!" "What a disgraceful situation to be in. and how clad are we to get out of ill" "1 will bo grateful if I can only keep in it; for this tree is so small tnat me wolves-can almost reach me when they jump; and, as I climbed up, one caught my coai-taii, aou tore itcauici; w "Climb up higher, then." "I can't; the tree is so small that, when I get any higher, it bends over and lets me down oh dear!" "Haven't youyour, pistol with you. Try and shoot one, and it may frighten them." "Oh, dear, no; there are hundreds of them. Just look at them below 1" I looked dowa, and surely I could see a drove of them. They were evidently tkit trrnT wolf, for in anile of the dark- ness, I could, once in a while, detect their motions from their light- coats." Poke suggested that they were 'phan tom wolves and declared that they were all white. AH the fearful stories that I had ever read came coursing through my brain. I saw snow-buried huts snuffed out and ravished by these prowlers, and heard the shriek pf the child, thrown from the sleigh by its fear-maddened mother. and many an old dream re-shaped in my mma me terrors oi nignts ot terer. Were we to be tired out by their devil ish patience?' Was tine gang to relieve another until we, wearily fell into their not tainted jaws, and this be hurled into oblivion? I shouted in the hope that some one might hear me; but what good to shout in the midnight forest? 1 heard a voice it was Poke saying his prayers. I listened devoutly, but could offer none myself. When he had BBMbed, I called to him. He answered faintly t "What is it? speak oakklv;' I can't hold on much longer.', fV- "rire your pistol; o try, it may bring some help, eyiljef it does not kill." "1 will try'aaswered Poke. There was a momentary pause, and then 'the sharp crack of a pistol was followed 6y the singing Qf a bullet close by my ear.v Uy the flash 1 saw Poke, hatless, And almost coatless, hanging on to, the iopmosl branch of a young pecan, tnat bent with him like an orange tree under a heavy 3oad of fruit. With the report of the pistol there was a scramble araenf the vora cious crew at our feet; but. they did not go away permanently, and were back in a moment. "Fire the other barrel, dear Poke, but try and, fire, it the other, way point it down.. Bang! sounded the pistol, and I heard a thump on the ground, as the poor fellow threw away the now useless weapon. "Hold on. Poke; take heart,, mv dear boy-" "Oh, its easy enough to say take heart, but when the tree bends a little more than usual, I am within a foot of these hell-hounds. Obrdear." At this moment 1 thought I saw a light flashing thtoilgh the foliage. .A moment more, I was sure of it. Poke, Poke, they are coming some one is coming.' Where where ! Oh, dear, I caa'i turn my head lest I slip off.' There they come; 1 see them three torches and men and dogs; 'God bless them!' I heard Poke say, faintly. I was afraid he was fainting. 'Hold on, Poke,' 1 said, and screaming to the men, I called them to hurry. On they came, at a run. I recognized them as they came up with their torches flash ing through the woods; they were Jack son and his men. He had beea in our camp only the day previous, asd told us he had a sheep faim in this neigh borhood. 'Quick, this way,' I shouted 'the wolves ! the wolves !' He an swered me. How blessed a thing was the- sound of a human voice in our necessity. They came under the trees we were in. Hulloa there! where are you? where are the wolves?' he shouted in his stentorian tones. Dare's de sheep I'm bin huntia' all dis blessed night,' exclaimed a negro who accompanied Jackson on his search. T I looked around, and there was Jack son's big flock of sheep, staring blandly at us up in tiie trees,and at their master. by turn. It had been their eyes we had seen in the darkness. And there was Jackson see-sawing on a fallen tree hiccoughing and laugh ing and crying by turns and there were the negroes, and they called in the "sheep, "Ho! ho! ho! Oh, laws a maussy, did lever ho! ho! ho! ho! wolves, eh, laws a maussyl" Poke slid down the tree he was in, picking up his coat-tail, that bad been torn oO by a broken limb in his hurried ascent; "Oh 1 that I had the wings of a dove.' (y- In the time of the revolutionary war, there were block bouses at inter vals along the Mohawk river, construct ed of lojrs.to which the inhabitants resor ted for safety from the attacks of In dians aad lories. Un one occasion, all of tho saea excepting oae were ab sent from the block bouse, near the present village of Fort Patin, haing rone on a tory hunting expedition. t In their absence there suddenly appeared a party of Toties and Indians, who Erocee'ded to attack the garrison of the lock, which consisted of wobscb, chil dren and one man. After a short tine the man was shot through a port hole, leaving the defense wholy to the wom en. The attacking party aow proceed ed to dig under the logs, and thus gain admittance. What-to-rL the women did not know. At last one thought of a swarm of beea, which were' kepi m the block bouse. A bey were care fully brought to an opening rathe side of the house, and suddenljr throws out upon the party who wero digging.; Maddened ' by such rough usage the little iaseats fH upoa the Tones aad Indians, and stung them so -badly that they were obliged .to raise the siege. So much for woman's presence of mind c Sa5S ?1I3-C3 r A correspondent"' of the v Missouri Democrat In New Mexico es1ilii following thrilling incident : lowing iiiriiiicur inviweu , -,, y' A. friend, just arrived frosa Santa Te, tes that four Mexican herders wire Al r states drivia(r a herd of cattle thros mountains north of that plaee, snhort a r- lit. ume since, wnea me iouowibw lactueifc occurred, which laHve aal vea iv : The mountains were e re at. t v time, but thinking the wav ear before i" i' CjW . T 1 r' 5 r before .. j - i fSjisa . -. i them, they proceeded.4sw'a valley uatu they foundjheir way warred by an ism.- penetrable wail oTaae; ia darasthey hastilv, retraced i their steps, fa tke.vaia nope mai escape .murm sun oe possioie. But aka ! thev were still too late ?&? .A .M. had etosedjthe avenue by which they l-fM had entered the vallov, aad -bread belt of flame encircled .them oa. every sido, the area of which was rapidly . . -H ' diminishing every "momeat. Tbe.loBg drouth had rendered the, rubbish aad undergrowth below as dry as yider, aad the flames licked them up with fear ful rapidity; and springing upward, caught the piae leaves above, glossy with rosin, and thea leaping .from tree to tree,, forming a billow of fire, awful to behold. The ' affrighted, herdt!belr lo wing with fear, dashed through. the flames;, the most of them escaping badly burned,, but some perished. .Two. of the herders attempted to fellow Jham; but who caa. breathe in such anatssos phere, walk oa buraiiig coils, eaveloDj ed fn flames, aad lire ? . , t a . A few steps' oaly wer takeawhea their serves becasae eoatracted.wijfc the iatease heat, their Hssbsjretttsed to perform their- eBsoe,,iaadtheye.saak shrkkiBg ea a bed of fire nevernJBoiw to rise. Their comradea.beard the dy? ing groaas of their companies, ,tthe wild bellowing ef, thcq herd, aa they dashed .through ,tbejssa,of-fiKr,aadthe roaring'and crackling oTtha fbasesaa they came surgiag oaward, aad saad? dened by despair, they dashed wildly from side to side, eagerly seeking that which they dare aot hope to Sad, and; already sufferiagvin aaticipaliou, the agonies of, a. death fearful to tkiak of, when a huge rock barred their way, aud they sawjviih a thrill of ,, joy, thai a small spring of water gushed eat at, its foot. .Hope revived- withia, them at, the sight, aad with an energy such as an emergency only could inspire, they, improved the few remaining saosaeats ere the lames should reach them, ia, preparing to resist them. Everything combustible was removed, until the in-, creasing heat forced thea to, desist ; then inserting some dry brancheaia the crevices of the rock, above the springs, they saturated their blaakeU with water and spread them oat upon them, aad seating themselves, under, their shelter, continued to apply the, water as fast as the scanty supply per mitted. . w v t Ashes, coals and bwraiag braacaes fell thicklv areaad then, aad their; I.4JU hopes fluctuated rapidly betweea'aope and despair as their chances of escape1 increased orksseBed.. Meateats seem-? ed lengthened into hours, aad'deubtlesat more thaa. the agonies of death were passed by thesepoor Jherders, ere hope ripened into certainty and they knew that they were indeed saved, as braads ffwiMM wTKA MIIVftttlM from the burning.' 'T c- TheActaPartrfalifclaraleyed, A Freachawa has takea the trawble to calculate the porttOBS pf a loag life, really employed in work of aay kind, and this is the result. He supposes his subject to be a hale, vigorous mas of' seventy-two years'ot age : AJlowwg height hour est aa.-average for sleep tha( dedacts.atjaca twenty; For dressing aad undressing, ob ris ing and going to bed, wasaiag.'saaviagr and etc., hairaa how toly, aBMk.ee' aad a Daltjears. . - v- - .u - i -. The twoboars daily for saeals, (this, is an access of one-half for Africans'; who bolt food) coaatup six years. ' Love-making I-aceorafBg-te tkisrcal-' cuktioa, wiM' average - eae hisw isilya' or threejyeafa. u t,ti , ? iT ms ,?5f a1. lrjfe, mag balls, phyree W . day up to niae years. "iS u ' tiMr. th-BTwiaarr sssliJFi of- childhood, the aceideaU aad ii efx Mature afe,aad hke caases. wUl.dej. duct two hours.' aa average aiikiag six yeafs " f " So -that, ia iwacTsassa. eae hafrr hearty asaa fseeaty-tws years has. ia met aat beea able teeaspley is) the peaW itive occupaliea of iadttftrymore thaaa twenty-two aad a hair-years.