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r jMcauwVBtfagU , JliLMJUimitUUWJUJ n jf y A - V L p YW-i"rf'aCTt-i4f t AV.-WMSlifcr5KL 4 y y . - -- " 4 yJi--. hn.. J Ju.yPTL Sr tie fto hita y, M. m tV, VOLUME I. WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1872. NUMBER 3a -.. Ii-f -3sw Qw B'M'Ba'BSBSS ''. faMt. Vv i Stttcjpis $aglc. TWO DOLLAltS I'Ki: YEAR, IN ADVANCE. isvnnsas xatk iusx nrcws or iraicisiat. THi: HATES we hate established for satt-r-tUinff will lie htrlctl- adhrml to in even- in Mancc. Thty are as low an charged liy nmajority of the paent In the Went, ami a low a an- ua- kt rurniahed on a firm nud lasting basis, with a are circulation, will do ImxineaD. We think liu-inemt men can get alur received liy adrertia injt with us. We ask no one to patronize ltn oat of charity, and do not want a man' money unlr-n vc gle him value received. We could caallr fill our columns ith foreign advi rtiaementa, hiimbUK, jiatent medicine, etc., at less than our rceular rate. Itut we huiw that we never w ill be compelled to do so. Nothing HK-ak ro well for a iwn aim me enterprise 01 its citizens iu eniwin hi unxixrilv as the cnlnmns of the local nailer ell Oiled with home wliertisemeub of home trade and liuslm-Ms. V e shall charge all alike, lorelioi and local, and nhull not deviate from our UblUhed rate. No display tjpe larger than I'lca will be used in these culuinns, and in no case will cut, or black and unxcrnly illustration be admitted into thin paper. MAILS. Eastern Mail (A in Wichita A Southwestern R. R J Arrives daily at 10:10 r. M. Departs daily at 3.03 a. m. Eureka, Eldorado and Aiijrinta Arrives Mon days', Wednesday and Fridays at U r. M. Ir parts Tuiwdaj, lhurda)a aud Saturdays at 6 A. W. Arkansas City (via Winlleld, Douglas and Au gusts) Arrises dally at C r. m. Departs daily at i A. M. Wellington Arrives daily at 6 r. M. Dearts daily at a. M. Arkansas City ft la Littlctown, Kennciscah, Ox ford ami El 1'aauJ Arrives Tuesdays, Tliurmlajs and Saturdays at G r. M. Di parts Moudajs, Wednesdays and Kridajs at C A. M. Caldwell ( la Cliiunsla, Wellington and Ilelle I'laine) Arrives Tuesdays, Thursilavs and Sat unlsvs at 0 r. M. Departs Mondays, Wcdnesdu s and f'ridats at 0 a. m. Milina (via Sedgnick and Newton) Arrives Saturday at 9:43 f. u. Departs Saturday at 3:03 A. M. Mimnrr City Arm es Tuesdays, Thursdays and S'atttrda) at 1 r. u. Departs Mondays, Wednes (bin and Kridavs at I v. u. fiuloii and Wellington Arrives Turnilsys and Eriilays. Departs Wednesda s and Saturdays. Dry Creek, (.lurion and Clear Water Arrive smd depart W elnesda s, once a week. On and alter date the Mstlnce will be open for the delivery ot letters and the sale of stamps from ;y; a. x.to'7"-; r. x. Ilere.irtertlic udicc will be open on Suuday from to 10 A. M. .Mails goins cast and south close prompt at 7 r. s. J. T. Holmkm, 1. M. ciiimciiKs. First I'resbjterian Church F. I. IlAnir.s, pas tor. Services in church building, corner Wichita mid Second streets, ever" Sabbath nt II o'clock A. M. and'Ji r. M. M. E. Church I. F. Nesrly, pastor. Services nt the School House en ry Sabbath at 10i; o'clock a. h. or 8 r. M. Alternate with Episcopal "luirch. COUNTY OFFICKHH. Judge Thirteenth Judicial District W. V. CAVrRkLL. Itourd of Coiintv (Vmiiilsxioiiei-H II. C. Ham-it-o. It. A. Ni M.Lr, Sol. II Kuii, Chairman. County Treasurer S S. JoirNMiv. .I'otlntV Clerk Fiilii. S IIATTMU. Mierlir Joiiv MhAt.ni it. Clerk District Court Jmiv MrHoit. I'robatc Judge W. Hm.duiv. Mipirinteiidint l'ublic Instruction W. C. I.ir TI.K. Register if Deeds Ions Mi Ivor. Cuintv Attorney II C. Slim. County Sureor Jonx A. :noitE. CITY OFl'ICEKS. Mnor E. II. Auxi. Portre Judge I. M. ATwnon. City Trra surer Ciiaiiles A. PniLLtr. Marshal M. Meagiiek. Cilv Attorney W llnwix. t itv Clerk tiro. S. lit Mir. JiiKtirro of the Peace A. Emi'Usov, II. E. "Van "Iiifis. Constables , k Oiimi.ut, Gto. DeAmocii. Coiiuril Fust Ward l)n. Os ens, I'll Mil es .m HArrvKit. Second Wniil Jam. A. Sit. evmv, II. II I.iMisr.r. Thinl Ward J. M. Maiitjn, A.J Lamisiiohk. Fourth Wanl J. C. Fiiakek, W m. Smith. Itouid or r.ducntion 1'iist Wanl N. A. Eno ugh, Nt.I.so' Mcll.tfcs Second Wanl E. P. M atkiiman, W. C. Woodmas. Third Ward G. W. Kkkvk, It. S. Wt-hT. Fourth Wanl A. II. Faiiiuqle, Fnt.i). A. Sowt.ns. LODGES. A. F. A A. M. Meets on the flrst and third Mondatsof each month. II. S Si.rss, W. M. COOD TEMPLARS Meet at Masouic Hall J Friday night of each Wei k. C. S. Caldwell, W. C. T. UNION SAHIIATII SCHOOL. Meets e try Sabbath, at the Iresby tern Church, at ! o'clock a M. Meets e cry Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the School House. U. S. LAND OFFICE. fAIN STIlEirr, next door to Green Front. W. S. .Iknmnr. itigisier: J u. iirtiriELD, lereitrr. Ollire hours truin 9 to 12 a. u. und from 1 to 3 r. m. ATTOKNKYS. J. M. ItALDERvrOX, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas. Will practice in the state courts and uttt ml to business connected ith the U. S. I.and Olticc. ap-lv 11. c. suss. j as. i.. Dim. SLUSS A DYER, ATTOKNEYS-AT-LAW, Wichita, Kansas. 27tf GEORGE SALISBURY, 1TORNEY-AT-LAW, Wichita. Kansas. p!9-ly A J. F. LAUCK. -'A TTORNEY-AT-LW, flrst door south or U. f S. Land Oilier, Main street, Wichita, Ka. S mt I ul ntlrntiou given to all kinds ot business ronnerteil with the U. S Uind Oilier I.VIf W. H. KNAPP. A 1TORSEY-AT-LAW. Iaml Agent and No- ii tary Public, Oxford, Kansas. m4-lv STANLEY E. sTA.NLKV. KIRKPATRICK, W. II. KIRKfATIIK'K. A TTORXEYS AT LAW, f Willinirllre in all the ana in the Uultetl Mutis Ijiud Wichita, Kansas. lie courts of the state Oflice. il-tf james Mcculloch, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Wichita, Sedgwick county , Kunsas. ATWOOD A LITTLE, Wl. . LITTLF. 11G Main street, Wi- JNO. W. ATUOOII. A TTOItXEYS-AT-LAW, chits, Kansas. B. F. PARSONS. c OUNSELOR AND ATTORNEY- AT-I.V.V, V irhita, Kansas. 1MIY.SIC1ANS. OATLEY A STREET, PIIYMCIANS AND SURGEONS. All calls left at their office, or Hill's Drug More, will be promptly attended to. Olflcc corner Main and nd streets. 31-tf DR. C. E. FISHER, (Drs Longsdorf A Fisher ) HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN tillice opiiositc JJostoIlice, M i i iwicssloual calls promptly obeyed ilav. and Snrreon irhita, Kansas. both night and S-tf DR. A. J. LONGSDORF, NTInT OFFICE No TB Main street irhita, Kansas He isprriiarrrl to perform all olsr niieratlnns on the teeth in the most perfect manner. Teeth inserted, from a single tooth to a lull set, and wan anted myl7-3m ALLEN A FADRIQUE. r.. n. alllx, m o. a ii fahiiIsi c, si. . PHMCIAN-s AND SURGEONS, ortireat J. P. Allen's drug stocr, Maiu street, Wichita. HOOKS AND STATIONERY. J. T. HOLMES. PEALER IN ROOK, STATIONERY, wrap ping paper, twine, periodicals, etc., )ot-ol-building, Wichita, Kansas. MtfRCIIAXT TAILORS. OLDHAM A GEORGE. KRCHANT TAILORS and deilers in ('entk' Fumishinr Goods. Hats. Cniis. etc.. No. M, Msin itroef. Wlcliits;. Ks-i-a . -".-r.ni IlKMTAURANTS. QUANTITY AND QUALITY. I-EYSTONE RESTAURANT. Everrthlnff fclean and neat. Meals at all hours not up on short notice. No. 31 Main street, Wichita. MILUNEUY, MRS. M. McADAMS KTILLINKRY AND DRESSMAKING. Dealer 14 in rancy boods The latest at) les received us soon as out. Wichita, Kansas. MRS. ANNIE WATSON, MILLINER, and dealer in fancy -foods and cephjrs. Keeps on band a larj-e and well selected stork of millinery goods of the litest at les East side Main street, near 2nd, Wich ita, Kansas. ttltOCEIW. RED FRONT. ALLEN A McKILLII. Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, flour and Feed. Constantly re ceiving fresh invoices of Groceries. SHAVIXG SALOONS. J. B. THOMPSON, BARKER AND HAIR-DRESSER. Shavinr. Hair-cutting and dressing done in the latest style of art. Ilaths, hot or cold, 50c ts. No. 75 Main street, Wichita. SALOONS. LITTLE RROWN JUG. TCED, HOT, OR TO SUIT THE TASTE. None 1 but the purest liquors kept. Malts, soft, sweet and creamy. (apliHim) C. E. CASE. BANKING HOUSES. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF- WICHITA, KANSAS, NO. 113 MAIN STREET. Authorized Capital, - - $250,000 Capital Paid In and Surplus, - - 72,000 DIRECTORS: WM.GltEIFFENs.TEIN, W. A. THOMAS, J. R. MEAD, A. H. GOS-9ARD, J. C. FRAKEIt. officers: J. C. FltAKER .Preidtnt. J. It. MEAD Vice President. A. II. GObSAUD. . . .Assistant Cashier. Will do a general banking business. GOLD AND SILVER, FOREIGN AND EASTERN EX CHANGE IIOCGIIT AND SOLD. Will Imv and sell COUNTY SCRIP and other local securities. Intercut allowed on time deposits. Collect ions promptly attended to. Jlcccnuc Stamjis for sale. Possessing ample facilities for the advantageous conduct ol our business, we promise to all our customers the most faorable rates and the promptest attention. I-ly FIRST ARKANSAS VALLEY BANK OF Loan, Exchange, Discount and Deposit, WM. C. WOODMAN & SON. $20,000 TO LOAN ON MORTGAGE, And assistance rendered settlers in proving up qualified claims. No. 35 Main street, Wichita. l-ly HOTELS. DOUGLAS AVENUE HOUSE, BLOOD & COX, Proprietors, WICHITA, - - KANSAS. This is a large thrre-ston house, just completed and newly furoiahed throughout. It is the Best and Most Complete House In Southwestern Kansas, and the ONLY FIHST CLASS HOTEL IN THE TOAVN. rT-Mnires for Atchison. Toneka A Santa Fe I lUilnud, and all silits in Southwestern Kansas, I arrne at and depart from thi house dally, l-ly SADDLERY. JDOHT'T T&E1AJD 'I'M !; SADDLES AND HAENESS CIIEArEK THAN EVER! C. M. GARRISON, Manufacturer of and Dealer in HARNESS, SADDLERY, COLLARS, PLASTERING HAIR, HIDES, FURb, WOOL AND TALLOW, &c, 87 Main Street, Wichita, Kansas, Where I will keen constantly on hand a rood as vortmt ut of Saddles, Draft and Carnage Harness, Collars. Whips, and everr article belonging to the trade, which I will sell 'at the verv lowest rates for cash, or exchange for grecnlwcks, treasurr notes or fractional currency I am also prepared to do all kinds of earriace trimming in short or der. Repairs pnunptly attended to for half cash In hand, the balance in twenty years' time, with out interest N II Rear in mind I will not be undersold. All work warranted to suit the purchaser. Pleae call and examine my goods. C M GARRISON, l-ly K7 Main street. Wichita. Kansas HOTEL. TEXAS HOTEL, -Vo. 92 Main Street., WICHITA, .... KANSAS. Next to Hill & KrwnerX'Drj Goosli Store. CORDEIRO tt CO., Proprittort. 3T Day Board, fo 00 per week ; board and lodging. fSOO. Five nn to and fhmthc car?. 15-tf BXJNBJia m THE ALPS. Momlng on a faomrtsin summit: Westward flee the shades of night. la the east, obscurely outlined. Far-off mountains charm the sight. Like the sea-wall of a fortress Built by giant Titan bands. Girt with rocks and crowned with forests, Lone the frowning bulwark stands. Hill-top sentinels are standing On this dim horizon wall; And my little world is sleeping Tireless watchers guarding all. Far beyond those gloomy bastions, Pausing in their onward nay. Many a thousand armored morrows Wait in silence for the fray. Each is kind, wh te'er disguises Maik its fall : and each Is knight. Longing to besiege my castle Scorning aid to w in the flight. Now the foremost sl w advances Till the mighty stronghold's won, From the heights Ids banner's streaming, And the noiseless conflict's done. One by one the conquered hill-tops Steal a helmet from their for Change their uniform of shadow For his mantle all aglow; And my little world is wakened Not to sadness and dismay. But with songs and shouts of gladness Welcoming a new-crowned day. v ovtmltr Galaxy. ONE OF MY BYGONES. After striving nil day with the total depravity oi chairs, tables and bed stead which refused on any terms to look homelike in a new house, it was coiutort untold to rush out in to the avenue, in the dusk, and take sweet counsel with inytelf, or, as quaint old Herbert express it, to tumble up and down my chest And see what my toul doth w.ar. It was the avenue which made me take the house; nobodv'a avenue in particular, yet it seemed to belong to each one of the small yroiij) of cottages to which it led from the high road. It hud existed as a sort of a lane before the cottages were thought of, and great trees had time to grow up in a leisurely way and meet overhead. A long gate closed it in at night from the snares of the outer world, and gave greater sense of security to the lonely spinsters and timid widows who lived in the cottages. On this night a thick mist enfolded the trees and me as with a somber garment, and the remark of one of our old neighbors when she heard our des tination came back to inc like a bird of ill omen : "Going to Dovecotes ! then yon will live and die an old maid. No one ever goes there but the doctor to make you sick, and the lawyer to write your wills. It is too far to walk, and too near to make it worth while to ride." The hour was not very late, but the fog made a darkness that might be felt. Suddenly I heard voices near ine, but whetherin front or following it was impossible to tell, :.s I distinguished no footsteps. 'I fear we have made a mistake," said a woman's voice trembling in spite of a hard tone in it. "If you cannot bear with me while we arc lovers, what will become of me by and by ?" "It is only when we are alone that I should ever suspect that we were lov ers," rejoined a masculine voice. "You were willing that our engage ment should be kept a secret." "Yes, because you besought me so anxiously, but your manner to other men is so utterly utterly " "Don't hesitate for a word. I assure vou I can endure it. Mv maimer is "so-?" "Unengaged, I would say, to put it very mildly." "Perhaps it is better that my condi tion should fit my manner." "Perhaps unless you cau change that manner." "I could no more do that thnn the leopard could change his spots. I have loved you well, but that is no reason whv we should marry I suppose." "Is it not?" "Oh ! none whatever. I hear some one coming. Here is the ring that you meant for a fetter. Good-night and good-by." A woman ran bv me so closely that licr skirls brushed mine, and the fog lifting a little at the same moment, I saw the outline of a man take his el bows from the long gate, on which he had been leaning, and stooping down seemed to look for something on the ground. Then he hurried awav toward the village, and, as Buuynn says of his pilgrims "I saw him no more." In a crack between post and bar something gleamed in the moonlight. I picked out a ring, the rii.g which one had thrown awav in her angry haste, and which the other had looked for on the ground in vain. It was a violet form of small sapphires, with a dia mond in the center. I carried it home and tucked it into the furthcrcst corner of my upper drawer, and for a mouth I "ponder ed it over in my heart. I looked ea gerly under the head of "Lust and Found." Vast hordes ot dogs seemed to have gone upon their travel about that time; mufls and bonds and other small matters were entr'-itcd to return, and no questions asket but no one hnd lost a ring. I composed with in finite pains at least a dozen advertise ments, which should delicately convey to that outline of a man that his ring might be recovered if he dcired it. 1 said no word to my aunt (with whom I shared the cottage and all other worldly goods) of my adventure in the avenue. If she had ever had any non sense about her, it had entirely worn oil before inv time. She would have sought for the owner of the ring in the I same straightforward and exhaustive I way as if it had been a strav hoe found in the garden. Those two lovers would have been forced to stand and deliver their names and their secret within a week. (. Aunt Esther had brought me tin in the same way that she did everything cle; she never torgot to wind her j clock nn rrnrv- Kpvpnth ilrv nrul alio j .-. ...... ....a. . ...... ...,, uevcr failed to give me good measure of home comfort, but it was not press ed down nor running over. I gave her honest liking and resnect without any love, and Mie never missed iL Never theless il gave me a terrible shock when her vigorous life was suddenly arrested bv a stroke of paralvsis. Our only servant in her fright was helpless s uer unstress, out .miss ruray, wno lived next door, came in to sta'v with my patient while I ran through mid night darkness down the avenue and the long village street for adoctor. Dr. Gilmore was the name on the first door that had a light behind it. At thelir?t pull of the lcll the handle came off in my hand, but I opened the door and found myself in the office. The doctor lay on a lounge, sleeping heavi ly, as if he had jut thrown himself down from a hard day's work. I called to him in vain, and finally laid violent hands on him. He must have been dreaming some fearful thing, for he seized mv writ as in a vic and roared : "Now I have yon !" before he opened his eyes. "You arc mistaken doctor; it is me that has you," I said laughing. He re leased my wrist and set up with eves very wide open. "And what arc you agoing to do with me ?" "Oh, you must come to my aunt at Dcvecotes thi very moment," and I began to cry more "heartily hsn I had laughed. He took me nn as easily as if I ),ad lcen a h.by. and laid me on the lonnire. "Now lie there perfectly still until my carriage Is ready," he said, as one hav ing authority.. Ju a few minutes be brought me some innocent looking stuff in a glass, which I drank without a word, and my nerves grew steady again. I climbed iuto the little old fashioned sulky, in which there was but spare room for its owner, a car raige that must have been invented by some misanthropic doctor who did not mean to drive his own patients. I con tracted myself into about the sub stance of a paper of pins, and held my breath, but that sulky was a very tight lit indeed ! 1 wore a thin summer dress, with only a straw hat on my head, and as my excitement lessened the cool, sharp air of the September night pierced me like a knife. "You arc shivering," said the doctor, wrapping one side of his round cloak around me and holding me close to his breast with one arm, while he drove his horse at a furious speed with the other. "I give you a good deal of trouble," I whispered iuto his beard. "Not at all. It is all in my day's work," he said gruffly. This "was not very gallant, but it made me comforta ble in mind, as it was possibly meant to do. He did all that a doctor could for my aunt, which was little enough. Time ami patience was all the prescrip tions that he gave to her or to me. but he came every day, sometimes twice, as he perceived that would soon have its perfect work. The old story old as when Cain went courting into the land of Nod coming as my readers can sec with half au eve. I did "not fall in love with Dr. Gil more, nor he with me, all at once ; but there grew to be an inexpressible com fort in his rough sincerity, and the warm hand clasp with which at every visit he met and stilk'd my shrinking nerves. In the first week of our acquaintance I confided him to my unwilling listen ing in the avenue to the love-quarrel of strangers. With his advice anil assist ance. I cnt a carefully worded adver tisement to the village paper. To judge bv the pile of answers which I received describing every kind of ring that ever was worn, one" would have thought the earth surely was sown as thick with them as was the field of Came after the great slaughter of Carthagin ian knights. Hut not one of the an swers so much as hinted at a violet of sapphires with a diamond center. In these lonely days I saw a great deal of m neighbor, Miss Purdy; she was one of those rare and blessed souls who interpret literally the command ment to love one's neighbor as one's self. She and her neice, Kate Purdy. lived together as I lived with Aunt Esther, and a sort of fellow-feeling, from our similar conditions, made us wondrous kind from the first. Kate was a sparkling brunette, who made love to everybody; "male or fe male, Jew or Gentile, bond or free," it was all the same to her. I am a very incek-h.oking person myself, light hearted, blue-eyed, faded out you al most need a dark background to sec me at all. I told her all about the ring, and showed her the answer to my adver tisements; and when our talk reached low water on other matters, we always fell hack on speculation about those two lovers and the sapphire ring. Kate was disposed to treat it more lightly than I could find it in my heart to do. She thought it too pretty to hide its light in a bureau drawer, and after a time I wore it, thinking in that way it might be possibly seen and claimed by its owner. We had been very intimate in girls' fashion before I introduced Kate to "my doctor," as I called him in my heart. They "took kindly" to each other, but she did not at once begin to wile the heart out of him, as I had seen her do with other men. Whv don't you make love to Dr. Gil more?" I asked her at last. "You are naturally a fisher after men, and the prey is very scarce at Dovccoics." "firstly," said Kate, "because you already have him in your power, and unless all signs fail you will so have him lauded. Secondly he is too fearfully old and grave. I don't mean that he has lived any great number of years, but he is one of those who are born forty years old, and that would make him'at the present time, about four scour." My world was well-nigh empty of kith' and kin when Aunt Esther died, but I was not near so doleful as I ought to have been. I had very little money, but I had youth and hope, and there was the doctor. Kate Purdy had been helping me to set the house in order after the dreadful bustle that follows the vanishing of a familiar face. At nightfall she had left me alone for an hour or two ; it was then, a Kate and I had tacitly supposed, reading it in one another's eyes, that "my doctor" came to see me. " I'm afraid you're going to be very lonely here," he said after the first greetings were over. "But I shall not be here : I am go ing to live with the Purdys." "Are vou quite sure thevwant vou to?" "They ay so." Doubtless they feel in that way now. but their hearts arc warmed by the sight of your affliction. You had far better come home to me." He held out his arms, with a gesture that belied the calmness of his words, but I would not sec it. "How can 1 be sure that vou want me?" "Do I not say it ?' "Yes. and so" do the Purdys. It may be that your heart is wanned by my loneliness." " What is the use of fencing, when I love vou and vou love me?" " How do you know that ?"' i "Because yon have been so careful not to show even a decent regard for I me. If you had not loved me, you ' would have been more cordial." " ! "O wiser than Solomon!" I said but I saw his arms again put out to I ...- .1 . . . I t r-' . t.-. I me at that moment, and I forirot what o'clock it wa until Kate's opening thc hall door made me draw away from "my doctor." "My dear turtle-doves." she said at last, la ing one hand on mine and look ing hard a: my friend. " I sec how it is vith vou." You have reached the point where 'two arc a company and three, arc a crowd.' " "No, we have passed it," said thc doctor. " And Esther i going to marrv vou?" ' You have said it."' "Then I wi-h vou iov with all mv t heart. By the wav. did vou brinir the engagement ring with you ?"' i " Of course not." ' "You need not look so irate. Sonic meu are so certain of their happincs that they buy the ring beforehand. Why don't you nse this one that came 1 to Esther out ot the gate-pot V said ! Kate, drawing from her finger the sapphire ring, which ehe often wore, " It would be a bad omen." I said. shrinking from it ; ''aud suppose sonic j stowing kind words, sweet smiles, and one should claim it after all?" j acts of mercy to all around her the "I did not think of that, but vou tjov and light of the household. i'am rpuld have another made' like it. ' " T"iVor. Nothing could be prettier for an cn gagemeut ring. "If Dr. Gilnore likes it. I am nnt haVc lio obieition " I naitf at Rmt. for there was a tinge of romance in giviHg - the ring a happv ending after beings spurned bv its first owner. Tir.RiimMrfM i!i-s .....iii my finger before Kate went off, with some good advice about not sitting up late, which met the fate of most good advice. I crept into her bed in the " wee sma' hours ayont the twal," and she woke instantly". " This is a good example to set be fore a younr and innocent maiden," she remarked. " Oh. Kate." I said, in the usual 2tish- v fii.o-.r we TTa. -, la- .;.. iug fasliion, "I am so happv I can't believe it." " Oh, well. I can. Nobody comes to bed at this time o' night unless some thing awful has happened." "I wonder he did not fall in love with you, Kate." "So do I; but some men have no taste, you know. Thev arc to be pit ied, not blamed. Besides, as I have said before, he is too aged for me. He'll be a 'cciiturian' when you're in your prime." Kate refused to talk all night, a I would gladly have had her, and I did catch an hour or two of sleep, full of happy dreams. I was nearly alone in the world, and there was no "cart lily reason for delay ing the marriage, except for wedding garments. Dovecotes was wonderfully healthy just at this time, but the doctor's car riage (he had discarded the old narrow sulky and replaced it with a buggy) might be seen going at full speed along the avenue often enough for a patient at the point of death. Wc were married and went into the village, to live in the very house in which I had first taken possession of its owner. If this were an ordinary and well conducted story, it ought to end here; but. being a true history, mv 'ife did not at once come to au eiid. like that of most heroines, with marriage. I had been Mrs. Gilmore nearly ten years, and had led a very downy life of it. My love, which "had nin so smooth from the beginning, kept up ine same nabit. Three little Gilmorcs made my life a happy burden, and my old friend Kate Purdy came constantly to the house to help me bring them up. Kate was nearly thirty years old. when her fate was carried iuto her aunt's house with a sprained ankle, and came out of it ner accepted lover. Many men had fallen in love with Kate in these years, but they had been without form or comlincss in her eyes. The mild, colorless man whom she loved at last with all her tender heart, carried her away from Dovecotes, and I did not see her again till she brought wit h her the transcendent first babv, which was to cast into the shade a'll Gilmore babies, past, present and to come. One foggy twilight, when our tvrants were "laid" for the niaht, we walked toward Dovecotes. The long gate opening on the avenue was shut, and we all leaned upon it, to rest a moment before turning homeward. "By the way," said I, "it is just like the night when I found this ring. I wonder if those lovers ever inside up their quarrel and married after all." "I am quite sure they never mar ried," said Kate's husband, gravely. " What do you mean ?" I gasped." " Tell her all about it." said Kate to Dr. Gilmore. " Wcare all happy now." She kissed me twice, with a long look into my frightened fare, and walked awav with her husband. "What is it?" I said with great ef fort, so drv was mv throat. "It was Kate Purdy and I who quar reled at the gate aiid lost the riiifr. That is all." " All !" I repeated. " Little wife, have we not been happy together ?" " I have supposed so." " And I have known it." " But the long deceit " " On my word there has been none. After you introduced me to Kate, I never spoke a word to her that yon did not hear, nor looked a look tliat you did not sec. She fascinated me once, but I never really loved her." As we turned to leave the gate I saw a deep crack in the ground where frost had loosened the post; in an instant I had dropped the ring into the crack and went on, with one bruise less on my spirit. On the way home we talked of the universal preference for moonlight over fog, and found Kate waiting alone on the doorstep. " I will not darken your doors again," she said, "till you say that vou forgive inc." "Yes,'' said the doctor, "she will let bygones be bygones," and Kate took that for her answer. " You will find your ring where vou left it," I whispered to Kate as I left her for the night. When I was taking out hair-pins un der the gaslight, I saw the doctor look curiously at my forefinger. " Ye,"' I said, "it is; gone; I found the owner, you know." He made me no reply, but he drew from under the dressing-table the little leather-covered box that held all his private papers, the only thing in the house of which I did lint poes the key. He took out a little casp and un covered a pearl ring, an exquisite sol tairc. " I bought this ring for you," he said, "on the day after you "accepted me, feeling sure that yon would some day throw away the other." I put on the ring, and christened it with kie and tears. I could not long be angry with "my doctor" I loved him too well. A to Kate, I can forgive, but I can never quite forget. Xocember Galnrt. Laughing Children. Give me the bov or girl who smiles as -oon as thc ray of the morning sun 1 irlaiice in through thc window, jrav. f I happy, and kind. Such a boy will be tit to "make up" into a man at lea4 j . . j ....i il. . when contrasted with a ulleii, morose. 1 1 "crabbet" fellow who snans and snarls I I like a urlv cur. or growls and grunts like an untamed hyena, from the mo-' ment he opens his red and angry eyc 1 till he is "comforted "by his breakfast, touch a jrirl, other things being favora ble, will be good material to aiil in gladdening some comfortable home, or to refine, civilize, tame, aud humanize a rude brother, making him more gen tle, affectionate and lovcablc. It is a feast to even look at such a jov-inpir- iinirsrirl. such woman-bud. and sec the smiles flowin-' so to stK-ak. from her 1 Darted litis. dUnUvinir a set of clean, j well brnhed teeth, looking almost the ' nersonification of beautv and iroodness. singing, and as merry "as a bird, the, wide-awake birds, "that commenced their morniug concert long l:fore the Iazv bovs dreamed that the sun was approaching and imroacntnranl ahoiit tonourawnoie 1 uoou 01 joy-inspiriugiijjui juiu unon the earth. Such irirl is like a irentle shower to the Darched eartS;, be- 1 . ... . -. ' tT the United 8tavtoa Centennial Committed To the People 9 the United Stmtet: r - (. .t .. . r.. . il J'TsIStK, ,1 inC U V- SlVu ha8 rll,acl,ei1t?t thc mPIct"n f 9,,e hundredth year of American inde- ueiidence shall bc-celcbrated by an in ternational exhibition of the arts, man ufactures, and products of the soil and mine, to be held at Philadelphia in 1876, and has appointed a commission, consisting of representatives from each state and territory, to conduct the celebration. Originating under thc auspices of the national legislature, controlled by a national commission, and designed", as it is, to "commemorate the first century of our existence, by an exhibition of the natural resources of the country and their development, and of our progress in those arts which benefit mankind, in comparison with those of older nations," it is to the people at large that the commission look for the aid which is necessary to make the centennial celebration the grandest an niversary the world has ever seen. That the completion of the first cen tury of ourexistence should be marked by some imposing celebration is, we believe, the patriotic wish of the peo ple of the whole country. Thc congress of the United States has wisely decided that the birthday of thc great republic can be most fittingly celebrated by the universal collection and display of all the trophies of its progress. It is de signed to bring together, within a building covering fifty acres, not only the varied productions of our mines and of the soil, but types of all thc in tellectual triumphs "of our citizens, specimens of everything that America can furnish, whether from thc brains or thc hands of her children, and thus make evident to the world thc ad vancement of which a self-governed people is capable. In this "celebration" all nations will be invited to participate ; its character being international. Europe will dis play her arts and manufactures, India her curious fabrics, while newly-opened China and Japan will lay bare thc treasures which for centuries their in genious people have been perfecting. Each land will compete in generous rivalry for thc palm of superior excel lence. To this grand gathering every zone will contribute its fruits nud cereals. No mineral shall be wanting; for what the eat-t lacks the west will simply. Under one roof will the south display in rich luxuriance her growing cotton, and thc porth in miniature thc cease less machinery of her mills converting that cotton into cloth. Each section ol the globe will send its best offerings to this exhibition, and eaeh state of the union, as a member of one united hotly politic, will show to her sister state's and to the world how much she can add to the greatness of the nation of which she is a harmonious part. To make the centennial celebration such a success as the patriotism and the pride of every American demand-, will require the co-operation of the people of the whole country. The United States centennial commission has re ceived no government aid, such as England extended to her world's fair and France to her universal exposition ; yet the labor and responsibility impos ed upon the commission is as great as in either of those undertakings. It is estimated that ten millions of dol lars will be required, and this sum congress has provided shall be raised by stock subscription, and that Un people shall have thc opportunity of subscribing in proportion to thc popu lation of their respective states and territories. The commission looks to the unfail ing patriotism of the people of every section to see that each contributes its share to thc expenses, and receives its share of the benefits of an enterprise in which all are so deeply interested. It would further earnestly urge the. formation invcry state aiul territory of a centennial organization, which shall in time sec that county associa tions are formed, so that whrn the nations are gathered together in 1876 each commonwealth can view with pride thc contributions she has made to thc national glory. Confidently reiving on the zeal and patriotism ever displayed by our peo ple in every national undertaking, wc pledge and prophesy that the centen nial celebration will worthily show how greatness, wealth and intelligence can be fostered by such institutions as those which have for one hundred years blessed thc people of thc United States. Joseph R. Hawley, President. Lkwi8 W. Smith, Tern. Sec'y. Thc following is a list of thc United States cciitcuni.il commissioners: Alabama William M. Byrd, James L. Cooper. Arizona Hichard C. McCornijck, John Wassoii. Arkansas E. W. Gantt, Alexander McDonald. California .John Dunbar Crcigh, John Middlctou. Colorado J. Marshall Paul, N. C. Meeker. Connecticut Joseph R. Hnwlcy, William Phipps Blake. Dacota George A. Batchclder, Solo mon L. Spink. Delaware William T. Bead, John II. Rodney. District of Columbia Jamca E. Dex ter. Latvrcnre A. Gobrijfht. Florida John 5. Adams, J. T. Ber nard. Georgia Thomas Hardeman, Jr., Lewis Wain Smith. Idaho Thomas Donaldson, James S. ! Reynolds. Illinois Frederick L. Matthew, , Lawrence Wcldon. I Indiana .John L. Campbell, David j M. Boyd. Jr. I I Iowa Robert Lo wry,Coker K. Clark , son. 1 j Kansas John A. Martin, George A. , Crawford. . 1 Kentui Hobbs. Kentucky Robert MallortSmhh 31. ' Louisiana John Lynch, Thomas C. Anderon. 11.: ....... v... Maine Joshua Nye, Charles P.Kim- ball. Maryland John W. Davis. Massachusetts George Ii. Loring, liliam b. apooner. Michigan- atoes Birncy, Claudius i B. Grant. Minnesota J.Fletcher William, W. W. Folwell. Mississippi O. C- French. Mi-oun John JIcNcil, Samuel liar. Montana William IL Clagett, Pat rick A. Largy. Nebraska Hcury S. Moodv, It. W. Furnas, Nevada w ilitam H irt JxcCor. New Hamoihire Ezekiel A. Straw. AsaP.Cate. j New tersey Orestes Cleveland, John G- Stevens. 1 New Mexico FJdridge W. Little ! New York-John V. L. Pruvo, Chas. i IL Marshall. ' I North Carolina Alfrvd Dockerr, j Jonathan W- AlbcrUoc. .... .. -.- -... . E uiiio Awrett i.uosnoro, iisou w. ' Griffith. Oregon Jarats W. Virtue, Andrew .1. Dufur PenMTlvuaia Daniel J. Morrll,laa Packer. Bhode IsUad George UL CorllM, Samuel Powell. South Carolina Janes L. Orr, Arch ibald Cameron. Tennessee Thomas H. Coldwcll, William F. Prosser. Texas William Henrv Parsons. Utah-John 11. Wickizer, Oscar G. Sawyer. Vermoat John N. Baxter, Henry Chase. Virginia Walter W. Wood. "Washington Territory Elwood Evans, Alexander S. Aberiiethv. West Virginia Alexander & Bote ler. Andrew J. Sweeney. Wisconsin David Atwood, Edward D. Holton. Wyoming H. Latham, Robert II. Lamborn. The Burnt District in Boston- -In- tcreatinfr Details. A special dispatch to the Chicago Tribune gives thc following interesting description of the burnt district in Boston : The district covered by the fire may be said to include thc largest part of that improvement of Boston which has been made necessary by the recent de velopment of the commerce of the city. The streets which have been thus far destroyed include all the new streets devoted to thc wholesale and jobbing dry goods trade, the boot and shoe trade, and most of those devoted to the wool business. With a few excep tions, the warehouses destroyed are those occupied by JOIJUKKS AXD WHOLESALE DEALEUS, there being scarcely a retail store in the (at present blirnt district, and verv few dwelling houses. None of the latter, indeed, except some tenc Summer street, Arch street, Hiirh street, Franklin Mrcct and Pearl street, a occupied by thc residence? of some of the best citizens of Boston. They contained at one time some of thc mot elegant mansions in thc world. The recent adtuncc of the business of Bos ton, and, in particular, it development since thc war. has rendered it neces sary for the shoe trade, the dry goods trade and the wool trade, to o'verstep the bounds to which they were for merly confined, nud to establish them selves on these streets, once the favor ite dwelling places of thc citizens. Thc destruction of PEAHL AND HIGH STItELTS has wiped out the largest hoot and shoe mart in the world, for thi indus try in this country was centered there. A very large part of the LEATHER Tit AUK, of the trade in shoe iiudinirs and other trades connected with the boot and shoe trade, also found their center in the 'same locality. The great establish ment of the New England cotton nud woolen manufacturers are all swept away. Within a few years NEW HKVONSHIEE STKEKT was laid out through the district burn ed, and this thoroughfcic H-cins to be thc verv center of the periphery of the fire. I'he noble warehouses 011 both sides of it, as well as those in Otis street and Wiuthrop place, have per ished. Thc principal WOOL WAREHOUSES were on Congress and Federal streets, and a part of these streets arc also in ruins. Not more than FIVE HUMlREI) TAMILIES have been unhoused. The real suffer ers are the most active Iiumuch men of Boston. They represent mainly that younger das ol merchants, and to whom, in the last fifteen years, the ritv owes its remarkable commercial devef optneut, a development which, not (erhaps so noticeable to outsider', has lecn a marked feature of Boston growth. These inrn, conscious of the immense advantages which the city had for trade, had availed themselves of large resources to construct a 8YSTEM Or WAREHOUSES which had no superior in this country pernaps none abroaii ami to open streets which should answer their , needs. They looked with prjdc upon I Pearl street, Franklin street, New j Devonshire street aud bummer street, as business thoroughfares uouhere excelled. , Of this city, more than any other in the country, it is true that the DIFFERENT RRANCHES OK INDfHTRV liked to remain foget Iw-r and work side bv side. To speak of a Boston man of Milk street and Franklin el reel was to call to mind the large wholesale and jobbiiigcntahlishiiK-ui of the dry goods manufacturers of New England. Pearl street and High street wen- to him the centers of the boot and dioe iildustrh- of New England, bummer slrect was that of the latest advance-, of domestic ' :ffi;t SlZZrZ' i "pectivc purpose. " 'v THE BOUNDARIES OF THE FIRE. To strangers the consolidation of thce different interests cannot be bet- ter explained than bv sating that hen-, 111 tnc region tonui!el on the water uieni nouses near rue water line, at j wa, 0 continuous that when the prii the eastern end ot bummer street and ;,ic)t n..ul a ,hiM cj, ,, tli: expected 111 the neighborhood of the Old Colony Wtinli ,55,1 ot .,npcar. jt was suggested Station. Persons who have not lived to ,,im to tlm,L ,,. pa,re ovcr an,j here tor some years will remember In:1i-,. R1IM, ,i,..r wn, . .nmetliln"- 111 me region iiouuiicu on wic water j upon mc "lory 01 in" vigiimirf- roni side, two-thirds of a mile, on Washing- ' mittee of Id:,, im; it it MiplurSy in- ton street, nearlv half a mile, and on the northern side and southern side, nearly half a mile each, 'ay the very RIC1IE8T TART OF BOKTO.V. It wa. perhaps, the uealthlr.t sec tion in the country. In this district there were f'-w dwelling hnue, no hotel of importance, no theater, no church, except Trinity and th- old South church, which ha as yet escaped the flames. The Cathedral block, which isdestrojed, was a magnificent collection of warehouse. The site was formerly occupied by the Itotnan Cath olic Cathedral, th ground having isxrn purchased a few ear ago for f- y-r square foot. NO BANKS HAVE BEEN DISiTUoVl.D Jlt,jf fc Ult; IKI t;f r;, .. II III 4 nil; I IC MIKI 4 Continental. The North Bank and the .t t.H TMMH.K V....!. 1 .. J ....I I Bank of Mutual Redemption were in peril, but have not yet suffered. A Man Without an Advertisement. ' Talk about a woman without a baby. x man without a wife, a hii without a rudder. What is the lack of each of never be-n Interviewed. A th. object thec individuals or thing to that of a 1 of lhat proe I to get some ipforma man without au advc rtirment i He tlon, he U probably one of the men i a hojteless rns a "goner in the whom it doen't pay to interview, rommnnilr." Talk of Mng sucee- t , f, m,, ,h ,, prr.Mlf of Mrx. fill !u business 1n might ai well j , , rt .j, TcJada, that his '! I. talk of ascending to the moon on a . . . f h f . dauirh- i - 1. . .- - i . j grwf-u rnocnucara, x cpie l u-rnf the AwrloFai , nun in ine .inri, . .r. . y.r , , , , , i.as.iu. i.s a lean atw nungrj too. ftn(, ftf mmrhw w 11 may, nowever, oe conoiui 10 nun - . ,. f. ., im rc-c uiii miru ii-: ui iic in iw ( advertised at last, and gratuitously at thL ExrJuntge. . . m . i.. 1. Jt. 1 fti 1 . "if vour God bates idolater, why ; doe He not detroy itT bejuhen t asked. And they answered him, "Ii- hold, they worship the son. the moon, awl the str: wooJd voa hare Him detrov this leaatiful .-keofth"f.w,H.h?M Tfce MHoa Mb tit Har .. RoaTti.tt,ta Watt Of course there waa quite ea sack interest felt at the white koase as else where la Use result of the clcctka yes terday, though, froaa the quiet de meanor of President Grant, lew would have supposed that he was one of the two persons meat directly concerned in the-result. A Hiimber of the per sonal friends pf the president, torcther with the members oThls oflcial house hold, were gathered in General Porter's room to receive the sews. Atnejitf those prcseut were Secretary Robsoa, Attorney General Williaai. Jadge Carter, Judge MacArthar, Jestic Swayne. Admiral Porter, Governor Cooke, J. R. Jones, United States Min ister at Brussels, A. S. Solomons, E., Colonel Webster, Gcueml Baheock. ScnatorMorrill, ofMsinr, General Dent and others. General Grant occupied General Porter's seat, while his son. Lieutcuaut Fred Grant, had a seat next to him. Telegrams were brought in almost momentarily, and the excite ment in the gathering got up to fever heat when state after state had wheeled into Hue with the colossal republican majorities; but through all the enthu siasm the president palled tranquilly away at his cigar, pausing only to knock.the ashes oft aud insure a good light. He was by all odds the coolest man 111 thc room. His inquiries aud suggestions at times showed, however, that he Was well informed in regard to the political situation in the different states. Several odd incidents occurred to create a laugh. Almost every dis patch from the east had the words ap pended, " Banks reported defeated by 5,000 majority," aud the dispatcher from other quarters begaa.to have the inevitable item about Batiks, varied to sav, "Banks reported defeated b" 5,000 majority." Finally, the Iteration about Banks on the other side. Jut in thc crisis of the excitement, aud when all were on the qui vice for deci sive news from New ork,a bulky and most promising looking telegram of several pages was reccied, directed to President Grant, marked, De liver immediately." It was torn open iustautcr, aud the semi-circle drew in closer, with bated breath, while the president, nfler glancing at the open ing lines, proceeded, with a twinkle of something very much like fun in the corner of his eye. to read it for the edification of the eager crowd. It was a telegram from a horse doctor out in Dtiltith. giving the prexidcut an elabo rate prescription for the treatment of hi epizootic horses. Of course this episode created some fun, and it wan voted that tlm horse doctor had taken rather an opportune time to advertise hisrenieih for the "pre ailing d!oar." As the dispatches came in from Prnn hjlvauiii tliere were many hits shied oil in regard to some of the. noted poli ticians of Hint state, aud there were numerous inquiries abput Curtin, nud as to whether he had voted vet. The president listened to tho'badiuago with imperturbable face, and gate fign as to just what he thought about thU or that man uuiued in the talk. At 10:M0 o'clock, enough returns hav ing been received to insure Grunt twcnty-cie,ht states, and a popular ma jority "of not much under 100,000, the circle separated, feeling thut they had got glory enough for one night. 11'aahingtoH Utiir, Huvrmher 6th. ""Fair bFouF; The dozen of blundering boobies who disgraced the name of jurjiurii in San Fmnriwco the other day, by llber atinglhat mntidlin and murderous hag, Mrs. Fair, are likely, if they be not ab solutely lost to all scue of shame and of remorse, ere long to go and hang themselves in her stead. Their out rage upon law and decency is already breeding the counter-outrage It could not fail to breed. A sou of the man whom this rreaturr killed, because he refused to divert to her profit thc whole subsistence of the family he had for her snke dishonored yesterday at tempted to clay the slnyi-r of his father, first in u public court "room and thru in the publicstrects. The attempt wr openh made; and, though it was foiled bj the watchfuluc of the woman's legal employe and attendant, it would seem that it is likely to be at any mo ment renewed. It is hardly MirprWng that little indignation vhotild be inatii- , Jested at such au attempt on the part ' of a son who ha seen hN father miir- dered, his mother iiiaulted. and the laws of the laud he live in made a mockery by a woman whose cra and cowardly s-fUhneas would disgrace Hie lowest of mankind. The frightful rcpouihiIit of this candaloil acqurl of the mokt dtxgrarcful incident of contemporaneous American history re-ts directly 011 the worthless and wit. Ie person Who mistook the Jury-box lor the pit 01 a rlK-np tlieatcr, when the) were humiuoiicd into it to hcatho Morv of tin vile woman ntrorlon i"i i-H'r-ir. " '""..' "" l.-"" I""jlic opinion olt alirornln j noctetv. 1 he bet thing, we repeat, J that lilt- jtirt llir-ll tail do, Is to go out .and hang ih-mtlvi- promptly. A for California society, we arc bound lo I suppose that it looka bark with rupture upon the iory 01 in- vigilance rotn- vltlng the retiirnoi all therx-scaiiI lwi'..ne which made that story t'o- sible. -yw York- World, OrtoOrr 17. Thi. That and the Other. It is said that Vitinir Ream, lie-rHjptr-s, will hurl Henry Wanl Iti-erber. Woodhull tried it, aud ha come to grief. A wteriiig-plc- correspondent writ- that "vry few hathf r bath at Wct End." whereupon Mrs. Parting ton says she "ha an id a that thr bathe all over." The friend of the Uiirapo rotCi paragraphia hare adri-d him lo quit wearitijr wooden hoe. horneiime hf .!-....' tr.- w .m t ! m. ..m ltk tv 4 -rfr,i ..Mffrr. .v. ,, ... , tjw llf or on his heIs. Horace Grelev now owns bnt seveu bare in the Tritmnr lea than h ha owned since the concern beearneajoint stork company Until very rrceutrr he held ten shares. Henrr A, Wl bots that he has on. A forehead. rooI a tuonstrosi- hltene, towers gleams with the j,!.., nf thp ea!e A Georgia Infant st a Jrft by hU I "lT to gnard a femptio; stsrre of corn urn whlrh Jh colored trup fi foragiajf. The jocund parrst relemed to test the pluck of hi so aotiKsir. To the neighbor !, raHtw lo sr him In hi iK-d-rirfden, entat'iie ! - -.-. .,.-.. u .. .- ,...-,....., evF-av .-. world for ihe.ejttol the vijfilatire of flse r"oiLf an1 Id ertirer -rlth yw. m , L