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vance. Cbttrch Directory.
riesbvterian, Fayetteville -services 1st
snd 3rd "Sabbath at 10:30 and nipht; Iter
V II Groves, pastor; Sunday sohoo), 8 a. m.
Methodist siTvice8 every Sabbath at
10:30 and at night; Kev Y A Sowell, piwtor;
.Bunday school at 8 o'clock.
Cumberland Presbyterian services cv
wy Sabbath 10:30 aiid at night; Kev W G
Templeton.patitor; Sundsy school 8 o'clock.
Union Church, Pleasant Plains sorvicm
1st Sabbath each montli at 11 and night by
the Methoditits, Uev W B Iwey and FL
Carpenter--2iid and 4th Sabbath each month
at 11 by the Associate Keformed Presbyteri
ans, Rev J B Muse4 pastor. Methodist Sun
day school at
A R Presbyterian, New Hope services 1st
nd 3rd Sabbaths at 11; Bethel, 2nd and
4th Sabbaths at 11 Rev A S Sloan, pastor.
Methodist, Mulberry services 3rd Sun
day in each month at 11 o'clock and every
Sunday night; RevTH Hiuson, pastor; Sun
flay School at 9.
Baptist, Mulberry services 1st Sabbath
in ach month at 11; Rev Win Huff, jastor.
Cumberland Presbyterian, Mulberry
services 2nd Sabbath in each month at 11
and night; Rev W G Tetnpkton, pastor.
United Presbyterian. Lincoln services
eTery Sabbath at 11:15 a m; Rev David
Stran pastor; Sunday school at 10.
Liberty Grove services 2nd Sabbath at
Ham; RcvT L Darnell, preacher in charge.
Methodist, Shady Grove, (Shelton'a
creek) services 2nd Sabbath in each month
at 11 o'clock; Rev M R Tucker preacher in
services 3rd Sabbath 11 o'clock; Rev Win
Methodist, Oak Hill services 4th Sab.
tth each month at 10 a. m; T L Darnell
preacher in charpe.
Cumberland Presbyterian, Oak Hill, Rev
J B Tigcrt, pastor.
Prospect, Wells' hill, Saturday brforo 2d
" Sonday, each month, Uev B T King, pastor.
Hester's Creek, Saturday betore 4th Sun
day, each month, Rev B T King, pantor.
Methodist, Flyntville services 4th Sab
bath at 10:30 a. m; Mt. Hurmon, Flintville
circuit, services 1st Sabbath at 10:30 a u ;
Macedonia, Flintville circuit, services 3rd
Bubbath at 10:30 a M Rev M R Tucker
preacher in charge.
Union, let Sunday; Trovidence, 2nd; Lib
erty Grove, 6rd; Oak Hill, 4th: Rev T L
'Darnell, preacher in charge.
Shiloh, Methodist, near Millvillo preach
ing on 2nd Sunday in each month at 3 p.
it., and on Saturday at 11 a. m., before tho
2nd and 4th Sunday, Rev S M Cherry, pastor
Cane Creek Church, six miles north of
Fayettevill, services every 2ud and -4th
Sunday, Rev. J. 3. TigTt, pastor.
Railroad leaves every day except Sun
flay at 9:15 a.m.; arrirenat 5:40 p.m. Supplies
the following offices: Kelso, Lincoln, Flynt
ville, Oregon, George's Store, Elora, Hunt's
Station, Salem, Winchester and Decherd.
Shelby ville stige arrives Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday at 11 a. m.; leaves same
days at 2 P. m. Supplies Mulberry, Lynch
burg, Boonevillo, County Line, Shelby ville.
lluntsville stage leaves Monday and
Thursday at 8 a. m.; arrives Tuesday and
Friday at 5 p. m. Supplies Goshen, Hade
Green, Meridian ville and HunUvillo.
Shelbyville hack leaves Mondays and
Thursdays at 8 a. m.; arrives TuerJay and
Friday at 6 p. M. Supplies N orris Creek,
Chestnut Kidge.llawthorne and Shelbyville.
Pulaski horse arrives every Saturday at
1 1 :3UA ; lea ves ssme day at 12 :3U Supplies
i'--..cfrin Miilvillc. Tisirah. Uradshaw and
JJ I JV"" - - F - - o
Blanche horse leaves every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 1 p k; arrives
eame day at 11a m. Supplies Camarpo,
Moliiw, Cold Water, Blanclie, Cash Point
Boons Hill horse arrivea every Satur
dar at 12 m; loaves sains day at I p m.
Kfemhunr horse '' Saturc.y at 8 a
v; arrives it sru same day.
i:.V,fior Station and Petersburg
Money Orders can be obtained at this of
fice upon pofit offices in all parts ef the U
nited States. A list of Motu-y Order offices
may be seen on application. Kates of coni
niis;on for Money Oidcrs aro as follows:
Not exceeding $15 10 cents
Over 15 aod not exceeding $30 15 do
a, :to do do 40 'M do
do do iV) 'Za
W. H. DOUTIIAT. P.
-: K. I Carter. County J ud-e. . .
' W. n. Martin, Clerk Chancery Court.
W C. Morgan, do Circuit lo
. 1. 1). IJoyce, do Couuty do
ll'.T. .Holland, Sheriff.
G. W. Counts, W. A. Cunningham, Dep-tv-Sheriir.
Henry Her.Jerson, Trustee.
D V. Thompson, Kegister.
J II- C. HutT-, County-Surveyor.
r. J. Kives. Sup't of Public Si.hol
,T H. Morgan, Coroner.
V O. Wallace. Kmcw.
IV. O. :.AjI-.XL,-A
Established December I5ih!
The Origin of "Eating Crow;
The phrase, "eating crow,"
has by general use been .accept
ed as descriptive of the situation
of partisans who 'feel compelled
to support candidates for office
who, for any reason, are distate
ful to them. The origin of the
expression is not . generally
known, and therefore the follow
ing may "be of interest: The first
allusion to "eating crow" -was
made in the Knickerbocker
Magazine a little morethan .a
quarter a century ago. It was
a story of a summer boarding-
house keeper on the Hudson
and - of an indignant - patron.
"Whenever the latter ventured
to suggest that the spring chick
en was rather tough, or that the
roast beef must have been cut
from the cow's hoofs, he was
directly told that lie was entirely
"too perticeler," and that the au
tocrat of the table ana Iheliou'se
could eat anything, even a crow.
This settled the matter for the
time being, but the boarder, con
vinced against his will, was of
the same opinion still, at all e
vontrt. in rcrard to the muilitv
. , 0 - . . I, A. , 1 W
of the edibles placed beforehim.
So often was the remark, "I kin
eat anything; I km eat a crow,
down on this devoted
head that he tinallv resolved to
try the old man. He went out
gunning one day and succeeded
in oagging a vry line, jul, uiu
? " I?." r..i'
black crow. He went into the
kitchen, and by 'dint of soft
words and filthy lucre, induced
the cook to allow hirti to prepare
the crow for the table. He TTou
etl it nicely, and it wasn't such
a bad looking dish alter all. His
heart misgave him; the flinty old
cuss would eat it aftCraHT The
cook was a Scotch woman, and
used snutf. He borrowed all she
hadjsprinkled it liberally over the
crow, gave it another simmer,
and then, taking it in on a sal
ver, brought it before.the host,
saying as he sat it down,' 'Xow,
ray dear sir, you've said a thou;
sand timesjif you've 6aid it once;
that you can eat crow: ' Here is
one careiuny cookcu. ji is
said the old man turned pale fpr
moment, but braced himselt
acrainst the back of , his ' chair,
and with "I can: eat: crow," he
began, cutting a good mouthfuk
lie swallowed it, arid' Iherij lie
looked his boarder straight in the
eyes, while he cjaculatedj t'l'ye
eaten crow, and took his sec
ond portion. Ilcilftedhis hands
mechanically, as for a third on-
slaught,but dropped them quicK.
ly over the recrion of .bi3 stom
ach, and, rising hurriedly,' mut
tered as he went, "but hany me
if I hanker artef it.
Webster's Financial t Weak-
Persons who' knew '"Webster
intimately; in his . early Jife were
wont to . speak of him, to put it
delicatety, as entirely devoid of
business methods and business
deas. Charles Sumner men
tioned, ;morc than"' once; an ex
perience he had with the god
like Daniel, whose successor, he-
was (1850) in the national Sen
ate. It was while Sumner, was
practicing law in Boston, years
before he had acquired, any
general reputation. . ; He and
Webster had defended the Com
monwealth in a suit,' and had
been allowed 1,000 each for
services. One ilayv. Webster
stepped into Simmer s ofhec and
said, "I'm going over to the
State House, Sumner, to' get my
1,000,- and i'lL get! yours, too,
if you like." Sumner, it Bcems,
had some knowledge; ofus1 '-as
sociate s peculiarities, pnd de
clined the proposal with thanks;
and, when urged, declare d em
phatically that ho preferred' to
let his money remain 'where ' it
jwas. "AH right, then," replied
t d , departed.
vv- . I
when lie went to the State House
he drew StimnerV: fee 'awll as
his own, the clerk havingno
doubt that he had beciiauthor
ized to do so; and thej pminent
barrister, it-is' understotnl, died
indebted to his young colleague
for that amount I i 5 I Cm i I I f
"Webster's fame . was ylhiitJie
never took any-notice-ofhii
debts, and that he was totally
reckless of mone'. All he want
ed was supplied by his Boston
admirers, and it slipped through
his fingers like quicksilver. He
appeared to ho so fully aware of
his idiosyncrasy as to jestabput
A Judge of much experience
says : "I have never had a breach
of promise case before me in
which the mother of the girl did
not know more about it than
her daughter. She always sus
pects the fellow is a rascal, and
accordingly gets ready for him."
A'.x. tJ i i ,kilx7 .iV
I850,"-'?;-'1 " ,
Sips of Fun"
i.' I .1 !
Howto l-emoveividow's weeds:
Say "wilt thou" arid Hhey wilt.
( ,1 is po sign , that because a
ma,! is jgrpwpig" gage that he is
Natural ly;' enough, "Truth is
stranger i than iidtion because
it is not so coinsion'j
As a lule the fid wer of the
family does nbUiihtdw.'trds pro
viding the daily bread.
A ereat manv men. who start
. r i j . i m
out to feioriuvthe ,wTprid; Jeave
themselves off for the last job.
! Onehugiswt)Ttli a ilozenllove
letters an. tley cannpt; be in
troduced, ill a ibrcacli of' prbiuise
Suit. ' Hi ki ': ' !f l.ii;
' t-.;-rt ? i-.-.ij--iti !.,r -
Some one, says a man i must
either be ah! 'anviforlla Laminer.
But howmanT are nothmc'but
Some people' putrstockings on
their hens to tkeep) them from
scratching, but'albetter i)lan is
. .9'.. A
to "shoo them
m An, Irishman? g ays 'heai; see
no earthly 'reason why women
shouldnot bq, allowed io,become
The trouble With' too many in
this wxrhl,.is; that Jlrqy -ant re
served seats everywhere except
iii thVfainny click'. ' .J''l
-'.?My (lord J '.'said 'the: (foreman !
of an Irislijury wleiygjcg in
the verdict, ''we'fcnd the 'man
who stold. the' inare nbt guilty."
A man was asked the other
day- how iSany clul jlrcn(hi had,
and hcrepli&d7 Five T)6y and
each boy .has two sisters'
i-4larnaUMmTOy lire1 feaid I
be ,unluckj'$ but. then.' so
those in J une, July, September
ana in iacx an -me otner
months. ' '' ;
It costs' a 'Buffalo
in iheVwaj 6fi fines" t 'beat 6 his
wife than it - does4 16 . abuse -his.jPDd of the mast of a boat that is
dog,; but -he gets -more enjoy-rapidly sinling." All around the
mentbutof it. f ' s ' ' 1F ""-"i I headjiof grim alligators appear
TSJ -j . -n r ii abovetue surfaco of the water,
.tf? '?fn SQlM r aiawaiirngVrth"cPeirmouth the
Jand 'if hdhad1 nbV been'.i r ti
drunk he would havejieenjkilled,
and if herbadn t b6en dmnk-he
wouldn't hay& rilleAoteiahe
bluff. You can make the occur
rence point whichever moral
A i Presbytery i at IXenia,
a minister is not sumcient cause
for . severing (! hi s , pastoral rela
tions.1 It is not 'sufficient, per
haps," but' it ' geuenaHy, Answers
the purpose when tiie people get
it good and strong.
r Arusticiyisited the office of. a
Kentucky- Wewspaper - thepthcr
day with a news item which he
was particular 1 fehoufd ' be 'pub
lished m "all the papers of that
issue. . he was ,ieariui that in
"making so many papers they
might' leave if out of some of.
them. .. .' ,
.!! t,3vi n;-,Mt.r:H r.f;- ,
A- 'dioixiftil . v case r Patient
Then, according to you, ioctor,
in order to f live at ;all, I niust
give up all that makes life worth
livjng'!f Doctor 1'in. - afraid so
-kt least foi A few reave. Pa
tient Perhaps, you'd, recom
mend me to marry? v Doctor (a
conhrmeil bachelor) Un ' no I
Come my r dear; iel lo w it 's : not
qulte so" bad iasualf Ih'aV you
knowt ., v.--, i- ..':! 1 1
Jiist year yoiing'D assid
uously, courted the daughter of
a pharmacist; hoping to marry
her. At that time whenever he
spoke of his intended ' fatherrin
law, he always said, "That great
savant," "The famous chemist,"
etc; Much to his disgust, young
D was refused by the phar
macist's. Iaufrhler.r.' i And . now.
ivjhenover any' one speaks tolnm
brhis unnatural father-in-law,
he says, disdainfully, "Ah, yes,
that old herb-gatherer."
! CHAEITY." ' '
When you iiieat sowo ne uspected
Or souie secrej neejlf f fiime, 5
- And" fr tfi.s ty afi rejected
Aji thing of evil fame;
Gunrd thiiioi erery look and action,
. . speak no word of heartless blame,
llur lh d.-uulrci,'s'viUfdetrjictiok
f ' " xei uiay trou hit guouiy iiauic.
When you meet with one pursuing
, , Waj s I ha lost ha re entered j . ! j
I Working ont his own undoing,' '
W nil his recklessness and sin;
Tliiuk,'if placed in, Lis condition,
, , Would a kind word be ia vain?
Or a look of cold suspicion '
AYin thee back to truth aguin? -.
, . . . - .
There are spots that bear no flow ers,
, j Not beanse the soil is bad,
But the Summer's genial showers
Never make their blossoms glad;
Better have an act that's kindly
Treated sometimes with disdain,
Than by judging others blindly,.
Doom the innocent to pain.
' - r J Pi fi VI . M r1 -. SI V X . rl Tv f I 1 Tv 11 11 1 tr r
i rHriivi hn h hi n r Hki ii n mi ;
all lbe cmls tbon aim'st at be
r;!! ;A'Kew Primer.
, : Cincinnati Commercial. ' '
-.jThe naughty little primer is
carjeature of the popular"Child's
I1 irst Book," usually put into
the; hand) of the. tender infant
.lust.4intcrlnG-with -u-em bung,
knock-kneed ra it the thorny path
of learning. "!No f amil y should
be without it." The illnstra-
tions are perhaps the best part,
They are as well done as the
comic. pictures., in .Tuck., The
reailinir lessons becrin with words
o two. letters; in the usual style,
The ; ancient and familiar
Is accompanied by a picture
of a scraggy small boy on the
ice with" his first skates. The
rf"rt KrPilrinrr illnKtrnrinn shows
the .same boy in the act of going
backward throurrh the broken
ice into the witer. Underneath
the cut is the sicnuficant legend,
j ','IIe is in.'.'
Another lesson "familiar in our
ears as household words" is
"Do we go up?
We do go up,"
Illustrated by a chorus of peo
pie blown up into the air in a
V '. . ...' i
Due attention is likewise paid
to spelling. At the top corners
of pacre eleven we find in big,
black letters the words "breech-
es," "receipt. In the lllustra-
tion a ferocious lookincr doer is
disappearing in the background
with a mouthful of a boy's trou-
sers.-:iln the foreground a small
bo37ins'eVesfstartiiig from their
sockets, and hair upon end,
clasps his hands wildly behind
him. Beneath, this lesson in
simple words of one syllable:
$f;Here is'an1ce"dog. - . " -Has
the dog sharp teeth?
Oh, yes ; the dog has sharp teeth."
On page twelve is a- very nice
, lesson. Words at the top, to be
Knpl rd nnd dpfind. nrp .i mn.
Imgs desperately, to the upper
descent of the man. Below the
eager, bright-eyed child-learner
"?i ' Yi c:-".imu'ic11
will mid, likewise in easy words
, , "See James and "his pets.
His pets, are fond of him.
James will soon feed his pels." . .
rThe above lesson is one the
youthful learhtT 'will .'never :for-
get, or become tired of. In the
reading of exercises, on page 14,
the author improves the occasion
to colivev to the tender mind a
little mqral instruction. Indeed,
it may be said that an elevated,
moral tone pervades the book
throughout.- In the cut two
merry men, with a tumbler and
demiiohn revolve with uncertain
step around a lamp-post. One
of. the men embraces the lamp-
post, the other points to the light
with a speaking countenance,
Below we read:
"Is it the sun?.
j No, it is the moon; '
k ! !l the nioon full? '
No. but the man is full."
The Primer is; not' wanting in
the usual definitions and "Bints was procured; and, being light
to Teachers.". -.The author, in ed and tied to the end of a stick,
one of hi3 hints,' reminds the
teacher that much more is con-
tninnrl in thpso losenna t.hnn mav
appear on the surface, and that
r : . '".j-
it. should be the aim of each
teacher to draw from 'the pupil
the latent ,beautie3 of these pas-
sagcs.r ,The definitions of words
are' quite as clear and simple as
those usually given in the popu-
lar school-book of the period,
Here js, a specimen: , ..
"Window ai opening m an
edifice for the admission of lu-
minous particles and atinosphcr-
An Anti-Dueling Association
has been formed in South Caro-
Ima, with Ex-Judge Kershaw
as President. "We intend,"
the resolutions, say, J'to train,
educate and organize the public
opinion and moral sense ot the
people to acmic perception of
tne cnmiuaiuy ot mis wicKea
and. pernicious practice; to take
proper . measures to procure an
adiustment of aU pcrsonal diffi-
culties which might tend to in-
volve any.i)f- ourellow-citizens
in a duel; to use and enforce all
legal means of preventing any
of our fellow-citizens from en
gaging in a duel; to enforce the
laws against dueling iu every
case of their v iolation hereafter
occurring, whether the name
shall consist of sending, accept-
r " - i ' ' t - ' " Li 1 1 . r-.
ing or- beannir a challenge
fighting of a due I, or
any ol these offenses.
A Texas actress wears a re
volver and bowie knife in her
belt- Doesn't she know that
there arc nicer arms than those
to have around her waist.
thy Country's, thy Gol, and
1 THE CAVE OF DEATH.
a In the early days of the
French Revolution the prisons
of lijons were filled with thou
sands of unhappy victims. Sev
enty-two prisoners who were
condemned were thrown into
the Cave of Death on the 9th of
December, there to wait the ex-
ecution of their sentence. This
could not be the next day, be
cause it was the Decadi.
One of -the prisoners by the
name of , Porfal, only twenty-
two years of age, of a bold and
ardent spirit, prohted by this
interval to devise a plan of es-
cape. His sisters having, by
means o! a very Urge bribe, ob
tamed aCCCSB tO this aoode Of
horror, begau to weep
"It is not now a time to weep,"
said ho: "it is the moment to
arm ourselves with resolution
land activity, and endeavor to
find 6ome way by which we can
elude our menaced late.
me fi!e, a
chisel, a turnncrew
wine in abundance; bring a po-
i.i . - n i i i . :
niara inat,u reuucea luciin-un'
ty, we may not perish without
the means 6t defense. By. this
grate,, which looks into the Kue
Lafond. you can trive me these
things... I will be in waiting
there the whole day to receive
them." ' ' J '
The eisters retired, and in the
course of thes day. at ditiorent
visits! brought n variety of tools,
twelve fowls, and about sixty
bottles of wine. 1'orral com
of wine, rorral
municated his proiect to four
others, bold and active like him
self, and the whole business was
arranged to his complete satis
The evening arrived ; a general
supper was proposed tne last,
they thought, they should ever
eat. The prisoners supped well,
and exhorted each other to meet
their fate the next morning with
heroism and fortitude.. .
At eleven' o'clock the associ
ates began their labors; one of
them was placed as a sentinel
next the door of the cave, armed
with a poniard, ready to dis-
patch the turnkey if, nt his visit
H , , , . . -J ' a
ahpuld appear to suspect any
thing; .the others, pulling off
their coats, began to make their
At the extremity of tho sec-
ond cave they found a huge door,
and on this they began their op-
orations. It was of oak, and
double-barred; by degrees the
binges gave way to the file, and
the door was no longer held by
them: but stil! they could not
force it openit was held by
Uomethinc on the other side. A
hole was made in it with a chis
el, and, looking; through, they
perceived it wna tied by a very
stroncr rope to a post at a dis
This was a terrible moment I
They endeavored in vain to cut
the rope with the chisel or hie,
but thev could not reach it. A
piece of: wax candle, however,
they thrust it through the hole
in the door and burnt the cord
asunder. The door W5S then
. ... i
opened, and the aaveuiurcrs pro
This door they found led only
to another vault, which served
as a depot for confiscated effects
and merchandise. Among oth
er things was a largo trunk full
of shirts. They profited by this
discovery to make a change ot
linen: and, instead of. tne clean
ones which they took, they lef:
their own, which they had worn
for many weeks. Two doors
beside that at which they had
entered now offered themselves
to their choice. They began to
attack one ;bnt they had scarcely
applied the file when they were
alarmed by the barking of a dog
general consternation seiz
Pfi ti,fi iiartv:thc work was stop-
ui ;n an nstant: perhaps the
Loor jed into the apartments of
icr. This dea rccal ed to
tn(,;r minda that it was near on
to tvv0 o'clock, the time of his
vjsit One of the party return-
ed toward the Cave of Death to
see whether all was safe; and it
was agreed to suspend their la
bors till his return. . '
"When the scout returned he
said that on his arrival at the
Cave of Death he shuddered
with horror to find the turnkey
there already. The man, how
ever, who had been-, left as sen
tinel had engtiged him to drink
with him; and the scont, joining
the party,, they had plied him so
well that he at last .reeled off
withbut . examining the cave
much, and was in all probability
laid last eslccp for the rest of
I the "night. This was very con-
Quitting the door at which
they had heard the dog barking,
they applied themselves to the
other. They found there "fold
ing doors, one of which they o
pened, and found themselves in
a long, dark passage. At the
end they perceived still another
door; but listening very intently,
they heard the sound of voices;
it, in fact, led to the guard-house,
where several soldiers in their
national uniform were assembled.
This was,indeed,a terrific stroke.
Had they then gone so far only
to meet with a worse obstacle
than any they had yet encoun
tered? Must all their labors
prove, then, at length iruitlessr
Only one resource now re
mained, and that was the door
which they had passed on the
side of the passage, and which
they conceived must lead to the
great court of the Hotel de Ville.
In fact, having forced the
door, it appeared they were not
mistaken; that they were at the
bottom of the staircase which
led into the court. It was now
half-past four o'clock; the morn
ing was dark and cold, while
rain and snow were falling in a-
bundance. The associates em
braced each other with transport,
and were preparing to mount the
staircase, when Porral cried out:
"What are you about f If we
attempt to go out at present, all
is over with us. The gate is
now shut, and if any one should
be perceived in the court the a-
larm would instantly be given,
and all would be discovered. Af
ter having had the courage to
penetrate thus far, let us have
resolution still to wait a while.
At eight o'clock the gate will be
opened, and the passage through
the court free. "We can then
steal out by degrees,' and ming
ling with the numbers, we can
go away without being perceiv-
prisoners are summoned to exe
cution: between eight and ten
there will be time enough for all
of us to get away. "We will re
turn to the cave ; and when the
time of departure arrives, each
of us five will inform' two oth
ers of the means of escape offer
ed. We shall then be fifteen,
and, going out three at a time,
we shall pass unobserved. Let
the last three, as they set off, in
form fifteen others, and thus m
succession we may all make our
Ibis plan appeared ludicious
and safe; it was unanimously a-
greed to, and . the associates re
tunung to the cave, made choice
of those who should first be in
formed of what they had done.
Montelher, a notary, and Bar-
on de Uhattoy, to whom the
means of escape were offered,
refused to avail themselves f
hem, the former from a confi
dence of, a pardon, as he had
been mistaken for his brother;
and the latter, though in the
flower of his age, declared all
ies in the world were broken,
and that life had nothing now to
offer which could make him de
sirous of prolonging it. They
were both guillotined the next
The fate of the fifteen who
fled was very dissimilar, and the
escape of the rest "was prevented
by the imprudence of one of
them. The last of the fifteen
who, in quitting the cave, was,
according to the plan arranged,
privately to apprise fifteen oth
ers, instead of doing so, cried
aloud: . ..
"The passage is open; let ev
ery one that can escape."
This excited a great move
ment among the prisoners. They
arose in an instant doubting
whether what they heard could
be true, or whether he who ut
tered these words was not mad.
Ther noise thev made alarmed the
sentinel without; he called tlicLhang3thocori)se over some fence
turnkey; they hastened immedi
ately to the. cave, perceived what
had been done, and closing up
the door by which the prisoners
had escaped, placed a strong
guard before it. !Nesple, who
had excited this movement was,
with three ethers, taken aud ex
ecuted. Another of the fugitives
took refuge in the house of a
friend, in an obscure street; but
he was discovered, brought back
and guillotined. ; ,- . .
It was not thus with Porral,
the original author of the plan.
He was the first that came forth
from the cave. As he passed the
sentinel in the court, he said:
"My good friend, it rains and
snows very hard; were I in your
place I would not remain out of
doors such weather, but would
go to the fire in the guard-room."
The sentinel thanked him,and,
following his advicej the coast
was left clearer for the prisoners.
Porral took refuge in the house J
of one who was considered a j
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good patnot, and escaped the
observation of a party of Com
missioners who entered the house.
As soon as they were gone, he
began to think of making his
way out of the city as fast
possible. When he arrived
the Place Belle-Cour he fount
parties of the gendarmery dis
persed everywhere. Forral went
into a nouse, and, making known
who he was, entreated an asylum.
The inhabitants were women,
timia to excess; but the desire
ol saving an innocent person
made them courageous. They
conducted him into a garret, and
concealed him behind planks that
A. 1 "
were standing m a corner.
The gendarmes arrived: thev
Bearuneu tne nouse; they came
i ii i . '
into tne garret where JP orral was
concealed. Here thev found a
large cask, the top of which was
iastened down by a padlock.
They asked for the key; the wo
men . went down stairs for it.
When they were gone one of the
gendarmes leaned against the
planks, while a second 6aid:
" 'Twould be droll enough if
we were to find one of the fugi
tives in this cask." .
"More likely plate or money,"
says a third, "for it seems very
The key at length arrived; the
cask was opened, and found to
be full of salt. The gendarmes
swore at their disappointment,
visited the roof of the house, and
then retired. In the evening
Porral, dressed in woman's garb,
with a basket on his head, and
another on his arm, passed the
bridge of La Guillieticre, and
quitted the city. , , . '
. Gabriel, another of the fugi
tives, concealed himself amonsr
the bushes in the marshes of the
Trevaux Pcrrache, where he wa3
nearly frozen to death, but he
got away to a place of safety.
Une young Conchoux.who was
oi uie uve that had opened the
t. j i ...... ' .
way ol escape, made choice of
his father, who was nearly cigh-
iy years oi age, as one ot the
fifteen; but the poor old man's
legs were swollen, and he was
scarcely able to walk.
"Fly, my son I" said he: "if
thou hast the opportunity, fly
tuia jusuinu i command it as
an act of duty; but it is impos
sible that I should fly with thee.
I have lived long enough my
troubles will 'soon " be finished,
and death will be deprived of its
sting, if I know that thou art
His son assured 'him that he
would not quit the prison with
out him, and that his persisting
in nis reiusai wotid only end in
the destruction of both. The
father, overcome by his dutiful
affection, yielded; and, support
ed by his 6on made his way to
the bottom of the staircase, but
to ascend it was out of his pow
er; he could just drag his feet
along, but to lift them up was
impossible. His son, though
low in stature and not stroncr.
took him up in his aims; the de
sire of saving his father gave
him renewed strength,andhe car-
i icu iiiuj tu iuu top oi me stairs.
His filial piety was rewarded,and
both father and son escaped.
The March of Culture.
An. exchange says: "Even
comparatively recent settlers on
the coast must be struck with
the astonishing progress in cult-:
urc and refinement our western
communities have made in the
last few years ago. At Dead
wood, for illustration, not two
years ago, when a man was shot
down he was permitted to he
just where he fell, to be trodden
on by mules and muddled up by
passing 6tages and what not.
JSTow, such is the pressure of an
improved public opinion, that
even the most ignorant shooter
where his friends can find it at
night, and very many even drop
a postal card to the widow.
While Bishop Ames was pre
siding oyer a conference in the
West a member began a tirade
against universities, education,
&c, thanking God that he had
never been corrupted by contact
with a college. After proceed
ing thus for a few minutes the
Bishop interrupted him with the
question, "Do I understand that
the brother thanks God for his
ignorance?" "Well, yes," was
the answer; "you can put it in
that way if you want to." "Well,
all I have to say," said the Bish
op, in his sweet musical tones,
"is that the brother has a
deal to thank God for."
Always get up from the table
hungry if you wish to avoid dys
pepsia, is the advice of a physi
cian. Well, that is easy enough
to do when you are short on
grub and long on wafer.
. - o
LAST OF THE VE3PUCCI.
FT! m jm . a a k
from the navigator.who gave his
name to this continent. Ex-
President Adams' and Daniel
Webster became her especial
friends and she was soon a wel
come guest in the best society.
In a few weeks after her arrival
she presented a petition to Con
gress asking, first, to be admit
ted to the rights of citizenship,
and secondly, to be given a "cor
ner of land" out of the public
domain ot the country which
bore the name of her ancestor.
An adverse reiiort, which waa
soon made, is one of the curios
ities of Congressional literature.
It eulogized the petitioner as "a
ady, with a mind of the highest
intellectual culture, and a heart
beating with all the-enthusiasm
of our own' in. the caus$ of A
merica and human liberty." The
reasons why the prayer of the
petitioner could not be granted
were given, biit recommended
her to the generosity of the,.A
merican people. "The name of
America our country's nanie
should be honored, cherished and
respected in the Ticrson of tho
interesting exile from whose an
cestor we derive the great and
glorious title." ; A subscription
was immediately opened by Mr.
Iaight, bcrgeant-at-Arms of tho
Senate, and Judges, Congress
men and citizens vied with one
another in their contributions.
ust then it was whispered that
Mad. Vespucci had borne an un
enviable reputation1 at Florence
and at Paris, and had been in-
uced by a pecuniary consider
ation to break off an intimacy
with the Duke of Orleans, Louis
hillippe s oldest 6on, and come
to "Washington J Boon afterward
the DukeVyounger brotlier, the
Prince de Joinville. came to this
country and refuseu to recognize
her, which virtually excluded her
from reputable society. For
some years subsequently she re
sided in luxurious seclusion with
a wealthy. citizen of Xew York,
in the interior of that State, and
after his death she returned to
Paris; ' ' ; ' '
KIT CARSON'S WIFE.
The Attachment of the Dusky Maid
to Her Pale-Face Liege.
J i ' ;
History affords few, instances
of devotion that prove the exis
tence of love in a higher degree
than that given by Kit Carson's
Indian wife ta her brave and
manly lover. "While mining in
the "West he married an Indian
girl, with whom he lived very
happily., w hen he was taken
ill, a long way from home, word
was sent to his wife, who moun
ted a fleet mustang pony and
traveled hundreds of miles, to
reach him. Night and day she
continued her journey, resting
only for a few hours on the open
prairie," flying on' her wonderful
little steed as 60on as she could
gather up her forces anew. Ihe
lorded rivers, she scaled rocky
i 1 .a 1
passes, she waded througn mo
rasses, and finally arrived just
alive tc see her husband better.
But the exposure and exertion
killed her. She was seized with
pneumonia and diett wurun a
brief space m her husband s
. 1 t Ml 1 "l.'fi
arms. hc shock Kiueu xvii
Carson, the rugged miner; he
broke a blood vessel, and both
are buried in one grave. 1
People who have subscribed
for a newspaper will do well to
bear in mind that.thc only legal
way to discontinue their, sub
scription is to pay up all arrears
and order the paper stopped. . A
paper in ixew iiaven, vxmn.,
sued, a man for $43, dnc for pa
pers furnished. The defendant
set up the plea .that he had sev
eral times ordered the paper dis
continued; but the court' held
hat under the law of the Xate
and the United States, a publish
. . . . t
er may continue to . senu ms pa
per until all delinquencies were
settled up, aud that the parties
o whom the paper is sent .were
iable for all. copies sent, 'and
judgment was rendered for the
amount and costs.
An eccentric man lives ' near
Elton, Tenn. He imagined
hat the whole country desired
him to be president. Jaking
advantage of the hallucination,
some jokers had a bogus tele
gram delivered to him announc-
g his nomination at Chicago,
and subsequently a similar one
)urporl i ng to come from Cincin
nati. He gave a great dinner
o the young men of the town.
and made a glowing speech of
Some of the schools have a
rale punishing a boy who is tar
dy without an excuse. We
wouldn't give much fur a boy
who couldn't give an excuse for
being tardy. He ought to be
a as ji air uesocacant or tne aiaa
7ho Gave Ei3 Narse to
A decided sensation was caus
ed at "Washington during, the
Van Buren .Administration by
the appearance there of a hand
some and well-educated 'Italian
lady who called herself America
Vespucci, and claimed descent
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