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ALPENA, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1871. NUMBER 8. mil f im l i .... .. M. MACARTNEY, General Insurance A iron t, and J initios of the I'race. Rpectul attention icivea to Collection. Ottlee in X. Luce it Co building, Alpena, Mich. 4 TJIOS. McGINN, County Burvevor. Office at the Livery .'table of McDuile He Mctiinn, corner of Second strict mid bectton Line ltoed, Alpt-uu. 2 BR. WILKINSON, Canadian Oraduate. Otlico and reHidence on Sec ond .treet, Alpena. AU culls promptly attended. Chargoi moderate. 1 J. D. HOLMES, Attorney at Law and Circuit Court Commissioner, Alpena, Mich. 1 J. McTAVISH, M. B., rhyslctan, Burgeon, 4c. Office front room over the i'ont Office. 1 JB. TUTTLE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Prosecuting Attorney. U. 8. Commissioner. Office, corner of beconi and Water streets, Alpena, Mich. A. JEYTE, M. B., Tractlcal rhysician. Surgeon, Accoucheur. Office in Fletcher' buiUing, cornor of Water and Sec ond trcuti'. 1 E. B. CHAMBERLIN, Local Commissioner of Duncan, Alpena and AuSauble Silver State lload. Office Hopper. with A. 1 A. L. SEAMAN, M. B., Thylclan, Surgeon and Accoucheur. Also I'hyni ciun for attoudiiig the poor in and for the city and county of Alpena. Office, over Mycin' store, orner of Second and Water streets. All call promptly attended to night or duy. Rc.idouco on i'letchcr iti oct. ' W. F. 000BEN0W X CO., lealer In Groceries and Provisions, Vlower, 'eed, llutUT, Kggs, Etc, Uiver street, Alpena, Mich. J. P. IIEALEY, Dealer In Choico Family Groceries, Provisions, Yankee Notion, Etc, Second street, Alpena. BEWICK, COMSTOCK. Sf CO., Dealer in Dry Ooods, Clothing, Hats, Cap, Boot and Bhoes, Crockery, Groceries and Provision, Alpena, Mien. BOLTON $ McRAE, Wholcaalo and Ketnll dealer in Groceries and Provision, Liquors Etc., Second itreet, north tide the bridge, Alpena, Mich. T. LUCE $ CO., Dealer in Dry and Fancy Good. Clothing, Hoots, hliocs, Groceries I'rovisions, Hurdwnre, l'utent Medioinos, Faint and Oil, Alpena, Mich. . J. T. B0STW1CK, Agt, Dealer In Drugs, Me limine. Faint, Oil. Patent Medicine, Wine and Liquors, Alp mi, Mirh. A. L. POWER $ CO., Denier in Chuiro Family Groceries Fruits, Vege table, Yankee Nutu n-. Second ntn et Alpena. C C. WHITNEY, - , Druggist and Phranwocutist. Dealer in Drugs Medioinos, Toilet articles, Etc., Second stieet, Al pena Mirh. ' J). G. A HER, :; i . f, m .le.i.i i m all kind of Fur uMt el ! t, AlCtm. Mich. ?.!'.M'f'. I I' .lie, E. MALSH, Keep all kind of Imp irted ni liomestie Mailers, pure Sherry, l'oit. durct, 'utawba, llhiue Wine, and Champagne, Alpena, Mich. . THOMAS H. HUNT, Inspector, and Commission dealer in Lumber, Lath a'nd Shingle. Particular attention given to tho inspection and shipping of lumber. Order o lioited for the purchase of lumber, lath and hin- bIos, Alpena, Mich. REFERENCES 8. TI. Sheldon Co , Woods, Terry & Co., Uust it King, Cloveland ; Walbridgo, Thoma ft Co., 8ear ft Holland, E Curtis & Co., Toledo, ElUha Eldred, Mears, Bate & Co., Kel loy, Wood ft Co., Hilliard, Fierce & Co., Avorv, Murphy ft Co., lllanchard ft Borland, Chicago Lea ft Mos, B. B. Hubbard ft Co., Peter Qlleher ft Co., Sandusky; D. Whitney, Jr.. Wm. E. War. t. xr Uiikkh. Il.,tnit ; li. llsrrinirton. T. T.um'a Co.. Camt.boll ft Potter, A. F. Fletcher ft Co., F. W. Gilchrist, Folkert ft Butterflold, na; Mizor ft Smith, Buffalo. Alpe- 1 WILLIAM Mc3I ASTER! Dealer in, and Manufacturer of lIoU, Mioea, Harneaaea, Trunks, etc., Ma a stock on hand, consisting of Wagon, Eipreas, Buggy and Lumber llarnossc. Collar, Baddies, Bridles, Whips, Horso Blanket, Buggy Cuhion and Mat. Custom mado French Calf mid Kip Boot and Shoe. Bov Boot and a gon eral tock of everything pertaining te tho leather trado. Mr. M. cm now be found at hi new tore, in rear of Totter Brothers' hardware store, where he will be pleased to see bis friend. 1 LIVERY STABLE. The aubacribers have removed fiom the Erskine Barn to their New Stable, on the corner of Second treet and Section Lins Head, where thoy are pre pared to furnish Livery Xtis Of all kinds, at reasonable rates. 9 OTcDADB A. ItlcGINN. WM. U. PIIELPS, Dealer la Lime, Water Lime, Blaster Barit, and Hair. Iteadr-Itlad6 Itlorter for Sale at all Tlnira. Contracts taken far all kind of Mason Work, plain or nrnamontal. Material furnisnea ll rc quired. Office with A. I Power ft Co. 1 SUEIA STOUT, ; JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. Attention paid to Collection, Payment of Taxet, Con reyancei, See. Office with J. D. Iloltnos, on Seooftd street. Alpena, Mich. 1 HAWKINS & ItOCHOtf, House and Sign Painters ! Graining, Olaiing, Taper Hanging, etc., done In the most approved style and workmanlike manner, at the shortest notice. Shop in rear of Goodrich's Jewelry store, on Second street. MCetxt 1 -Mtxrlcot. CIIAS. ilUEBERw On Water stret, next to the Post Office, keeps con stantly on hand, a good (took of all kinds or FRESH MEATS, Hams, Shoulders, Lard, etc, which he tells at seasonable rate. BENTON HOUSE, First Clan Hotel, Chebovcaii, - Mlcli. 4 M. S, GAGNON,' Proprietor. BURRELL HOUSE. Alpena, Itlltli., A. E. UIcCLAIN, Prop'r. Situated tcith'n a short distance of the Magnetic springs. 7 kiii aas qnv aivo 11 11 411 l doqs MB a jg w luq ei( eo'IAV uemoisno 'StIIPIIIia SJIJliqTIOllia Ul johs naaava enj psinaa ntr q letii nedir jo uonj tn o) eounouav Xin;)3odex pjnoj ISUnA S31UVH3 DENTIST. Office in C. C. s ii Whitney's Drug store. All disca tr rated. Partic paid 'o savins the es of the mouth u 1 a r attention natural teeth. 1 A. Warner D. D. 8. JOY I JOY!! JOY!!! Good News to the A filleted. Tlie Alpena Magnetic Spring Company Beg leave to announce to the public that their new llaih House is now open to all. the water or tnis Spring la very powerful, and many remarkable cures have been effected by its use. it cures many diseuae of the Skill, Sciatica, Kheumatism, (chronic and inllammatory,) Paralysis, Erysipelas, Dya pepiia, Kiduey Complaint, Neuralgia and all nerv out disease. None who are alllected need dispair I Vet all come ana see lor metnsoivea. cures are oe lng performed every day which are truly wonderful. Bath House open from 7 A. M. until B P. M. dur ing the week, and from 4 to 10 A. M. on Sundays. WM. J. ROE, M. D., 1 . Consulting Physician and Manager. 1871. 1871. Season Arrangements I The Faat, Low Preuure, Upper Cabin Passenger Steamer Galena, ('apt. L.. Itoiilon, WILL LEA VE Cleveland eveiy Friday, at o'clock P. M. Detroit every Kiuriiy, at 6 o'clock P. M. Marine Citv every Saturday, at 10 o'clock P. M. St. Clnir every Saturday, at 12 o'clock P. M. 1'mt Huron eveiy eutilay, at e o'cmcK a. m. Lexington every Munduy, at 7 o'clock A. M. Turf Hone everv Hunilay. at 12 o'clock M. AuSab.e every Sunday, at 6 o'clock P. M. . Air ve at Alpena every undr, at V r. M. KE'IUKNINO, WILL LKAVE Alpena every TueMliiy, at 7 o'rlock P. M. AuSable eveiy 'l uewlny, nt 1'2 o'clock 1. M. Artive at Ietrnit Wetlnesilny, a' 8 o'clock P. M. Arrive at Cleveland 1'bursda'y. at A o'clock A. M. For passu go or freight apply to the following agent : A. E. Binsell ft Son, Detroit, Mich. T. Lnne ft Co., A I pen, Mich. bell, Cartwrigh ft Co , Cleveland, 0. 1 'f'HEASUUKR'S NOTICE.-Notlee is hereby 1 given tbat the undesigned. Treasurer of the city of Alpena, received the tax roll for General, City and Highway Taxes for the year 1871. on the second Momliiy in July, and the same will be re tained by him for forty days thereafter; that dur ing the first twenty days of said forty day, said Treasurer will receive all taxos assessed thereon without the addition of any commission or percent age for collection; that during the remaining twen ty days of said forty days, persons paying taxes will be charged one per cent, additional on their assessments; and that after the expiration of said forty dxys, said roll will Je returned to the Comp troller of said city, who will cause to be made out a copy of so much of (aid Assessment Hull as shall then remain due and unpaid, adding thereon such perccntsge a shall have been fixed by the Common Council for the collection of such taxes or assess ments, not exceeding four per cent. And that with in ten day thereafter the said Treaiuret will receive aid last montioted roll and proceed to collect and receive the taxes thereon assessed up to Ibe last Saturday of Ortohor next. Notice is further given, that tho said Treasurer is not required by law to call upon the person as sessed on such roll, or demand the payment of such taxes. Office at A. Hopper's. A. L. TOWER, City Treasurer. Dated, Alpena, July 10, 1871. SwS Notice to Tai-Paycrs. All person wishing to pay their Highway Tax on non-resident land in the Township of Alpena, can pay the same at the office of A. Hopper, in the City of Alpena. ALFRED RICnARDSOS, ftaaraAAF nt Hiirhwsva. Knurl District No. 4. in the Township of AlpnnaJ .1 T..1. I, S1 A 1 CTATE OF MICHIGAN Kightcenth Judicial Circuit in unanccry. huh pending in menu cult Court for the County of Alpena, in Chancery, at the City of Alpefia, on the loth day of July A, D. 1871. Marlon Vaninwatin. commainant. v. Leonard Vaninwagin, defendant. It aatisfictorfly appearing to me by affidavit, that Leonard Vanin wngln, the above named defendant, reside in this Htate. and tbat procea lor ms appeoranoe na oeen dulv issued out of aaid Court for hi appearance. and that the sum cannot be served by reason of the absence or the aaid Leonard vaninwagin from this Stato, and that said process has been duly re turned to said Court not served. On motion of J. B. Tut tie, solicitor for the complainant, ordered that the said defendant, Leonard Vahtnwagin, cause hi appearance iu this cause to be entered within three month from the date of thi order. and within the same time cause hi answer to the complainant's bill of fcomnlaint to be died, and a copy thereof served on aaid oomplainaint'ssolfCltor, and ia default thereof that said bill be taken as confessed by raid defendant, Leonard Vaninwagin; and it I further ordered that within twenty day from this date, the said complainant cause a notice of this order to be published in the "Airxa-A Wkiklt Asots,"a newspaper published fa Said County, and, tbat said publication be continued in said newspaper for sis week in succession, or that said complainant eause a copy of thi order to be fictionally served on said defendant, at least twen y days before the time prescribed for hi appear ance. JXTDSON D. nOLMES, Circuit Court Commissioner for Alpena County, Michigan. J, B. TUTTLE, complainant's solicitor. Sw7 SUBSCRIBE FOR THE ARGUS 1 $2 PER YEJR, IN ADVANCE J The Ilo:trn I I'.rHit. "Go seawurd, son, and be.ir the .iij.t !" Up (poke the sailor's w.fe ; "Thy father sails (his stormy night In peril of his life t 'His ship that willed to foreign land, This hour may heave ln sight O should it wreck upon the sand i Oo, on, and bear the light !" Ho lights a torch and seaward goes. Naught boot the deed, I doubt ; The raia it rain ; the wind it blow; And oon the light goes out. The boy came back : "O, mother dear I Bid me not go again ; No torch can live, 'tis very clear, Before the wind and rain I" "No sailor' blood hast thou, I trow, To fear a stormy night ; ' Let rain descend ; let tempista blow I Oo, son, and bear the light 1" Once more he light the torch, and goes Toward the foaming main ; Tho rain it ra'ns ; the wind it blows ; Out goes the torch again! The boy comes back : "O, mother dear t The storm puts out the light I The night is drear, and much I fear The woman dree ed in white I" "No sailor's blood hut thon, I trow, To tremble thus before A mermaid's face take heart of grace, And seek again the shore F' The boy comes back "O, mother doer t ' Oo thou unto the strand ; My father's voice I sure did hear In tones of stern command 1" And now the mother lights the torch ; And, seel tho kindling rays Have caught the thatch from roof to perch The hut is all abluse I "What hast thou done t" the urchin cries ; "O piteous sight to tee I Cold is tho night I O wretched plight I No house nor home have we I" 'No sailor's blood hast thou, I wis, When torches fail to burn, A biasing hovel such at this May serve as good a turn I" Joy to the sailor I See! is Clears The shoals on cither hand ; Thanks to the light 1 and now be stears In safety to the land t Vty Adventure nt Nlnsjam. One day last spring I found myself at the Cataract House, Niagara, be fore "the season" had fairly commenc ed, and searched the register in vain for the name of any one I knew. So I passed the day rather stupidly iu solitary wandering about the falls, and it was considerably after dark wheu I returned to the hotel. After a bath I entered the dining room, where there was a good fire, and I was soon seated before a substantial meal. One youug man beside myself was discussing his supper farther down on tho opposite side of the table, and two others were seated near tho fire. At last I broke the silence by ad dressing some trivial remark to my neighbor, and after a little conversa tion I asked him if he would join me in a walk to the tower, where wo could obtain A fine moonlight view of the cataract. The moon would rise about nine o'clock, and, full of tho glamour of the place, I could not rest out of sight of the falls. He assented, and presently one of the men by" the fire, who had not previously spoken either to us or his companion, remarked that he should like to join us ; that he had been thinking of going but disliked to venture alone. Glancing at my oppo site neighbor, and, seeing acquiescence in his face, I replied, "the more the merrier." After supper we stepped on to the verandcr to take observations of the night, but, thofcgh long past the time for" the moon to rise, its face was ob scured by heavy eloud. My com panions appeared to think tho night would he too dark for our expedition, but I vigorously opposed giving it up, urging that the moon would probably desperse tho clouds; which was, in fact, tho caso in less than an hour la ter, though scudding masses of vapor occasionally made a vivid contrast to the brilliant light that was at times shed over the landscape, giving a we'ttd and ever-changing expression to the face of Nature. It was late when we started en pur walk, and all three seemed disposed to silence Sometimes tho roar of the water made it useless to attempt to bo heard, and, for my part, I soon became so engrossed in thought that I had little inclination for conversation. To' tell the truth, my thought were hardly agreeable. Tho situation was not a pleasant one. It was eleven o'clock on a rather wild eight, for the wind had risen pretty high. Three men, total strangers to each other, starting 6ut on a midnight expedition through a' lonely wood, was imprudent, if not rash. I had considerable money with me, and a valuable watch and chain. I began to blame the cnthu siasin which made me chooso unknown companions ruther iti.it forego tho ro mantic pleasure of th trip, and I could only determine that, as I was in for it, to be wide awake and on the alert. t had placed myself on tho outside of the way on starting, and I believe the first thing that aroused any un comfortable feeling in my mind was noticing that one or the other of my companions managed to change his place by falling a stop or two in the rear and coming into lino again on the outside of the walk, thus placing me between them. I tried to hold my position, but it was of no use ; if I held it for a moment, one of them in variably stepped out of lino and re sumed his place on the outside. I fancied once that I heard a quick word pass between them, but I was not sure. Still tho suspicion was enough to set me thinking very busily and not pleasantly. I believed that their non-acquaintance was a ruse, and that I had fallen an easy prey into their designing hands. "Well," I thought, "two against one are not the odds one cares to see, espcically when one's self happens to be tho one, but forwarned is forearmed." Still I was far from comfortable. An occasional word passed between us, but there was no attempt at conversation. "We had crossed the bridge, and were walking quickly toward the Canadian fall, in tho order Bilcntly but persistently insisted upon by the other two, when suddenly for it waa quite dark at that tilne we came up on a man who stood alone in the mid dle of tho pathway. We stopped and apologized, for we had nearly run him down, and in return he asked us where we were going. "To the tower," replied one of my attendants. "This is just the night for such an expedition," replied, tho stranger. "With your permission, I will join you." Instantly tho thought flashed through my mind that this third one was an accomplice who had been awaiting our coming. I would have backed out, pleaded fatigue, anything to get away from the band ; but I re membered that the proposal had been mine, and, furthermore, if mischief was meant, any indication on my part that I suspected my companions would only hasten the evil moment. There was nothing for mo but to keep on, and trust to Providence to show me some way of escape. The moon was now shining brightly upon the group. The addition to the party I discovered to be a short, thick set man, with low brow and short neck, just the figure, it seemed to me, for a ruffian. He was apparently of great Btrcngth, and I thought what quick work ho could make of me, even if he depended on his strength alone. "This is a lonely walk, friends," I said. "Have you any shooting-irons."' "No," they replied, and they eyed me in sinister manner. Armed or not, they were evidently in league, and I was to be (he victim. They could dispatch me easily enough without the aid of fire arms. The thunder of the falls would drown any scream for help, or pistol-shot cither, for that matter. There was nothing for it but to keep as cool as possible, and at last I said, "Forward is itf and "Forward it is," was the answer. So we moved on, still in the same order, except that two walked at one side and one on the other. I fell back and pretended to bo gazing at the moonlight effect, but it was of no uso. My vigilant keepers still mantained the order they had chosen. This mancuvro was repeated several times. Once, when the moon shone out brightly, I found that' (he latest arrival the one I set down as the arch-vinian of the partyhad tak en up his position in the rear, so that I was completely surrounded, and, try as I might, this order was preserved all tho way', t startled them at one time by abruptly leaving them anJ jumping upon a bench by tho road-side under pretneo Of looking at tho view. The arch-villian immediately took nis place beside me. I turned my gaze upon him and looked qtcadily into his eyes, and he" returned the look. For1 a moment we stood regarding each other fixedly, vainly endeavoring t read one another. A wicked face, i felt sore, bat there could be no doubt about tho man's strength. My eyes still rivitcd on his, I put my hand to my breast ns if to grasp tho revolver I did not carry, but which I devoutly wished I had, and I thought the time had come. But no ; he Btcppcd to the ground and turned as if expecting me to follow. Still keeping my Land in my breast, I got down, and we walked on. Always the same order, one on cither side, one behind. As we went on, the path seemed very dismal. Great black shadows fell across our track. Sometimes it was quite dark ; again the silver moon light made its brightness in vivid con trast with the surrounding obscurity. "It will bo here," I thought; "and there could bo no better place for an attack. No chance that a cry for help could be heard." Still we hur ried on; I could hear tho quick breathing of my companions, but no one proposed to retard our steps on through the woods till the tower rose before us, and I thought that would bo tho spot chosen for the murder. A body thrown from there would be dashed upon the rocks below, and the water would swallow it up in an in stant. The tower reached, there was no choice for mo but to go up, for I had proposed coming, I had set this tower ns tho aim of this wild night walk, and I must not appear to falter. At the lower door, one of the men, I could scarcely distinguish which one in tho half-light, stopped. "Arcu't you going up ?" I deman ded. "No," he replied, "I hate been up so often that I believe I will wait for you here ; have you a cigar?" "No," I returned ; but I knew that ho only wanted me to remove my hand from my breast (where I had kept it without change all through the walk) that I might thus be attacked and more easily overcome. I knew he de clined to go up that he might stay be low to watcb the door, and prevent any one else from ascending till the diabolical work was accomplished. I hesitated for a nouicnt, so did tho others ; but I felt hesitation was use less, and stepped in. Once on tho dark stairway, I went up as quickly as I could, determined that I would not be seized and murdered there. Quite out of breath, I gained tho top and walked out on the balcony that encircles the tower. I listened, but heard no approaching footsteps, and I knew the three villains were Still in consultation below. I was determined to make a fight for my life and to die struggling. I had not even a pen knife, having lost mine in my morn ing's ramble. I stood with my hand concealed in my breast, awaiting tho coming of my enemies. They came at last ; the man we had overtaken on the bridge came first. Looking in tently at me, they made no pretense of noticing the view. I stood perfect ly Still, giving them look for look. The wind was blowing furiously, and presently ono of the two proposed that we should go down. I dreaded going down the long, dark stairway, and I almost wished that we might stand gasing at one another (ill day break ; but I followed thetii down. "When they attack me," I thought, "I will endeavor to push them down the steep stairs," trusting thus to dis able them. I went down slowly, list ening to their footsteps in advance of me. I heard them stumble, for they ' went quickly. At the door I heard their voices as they spoke to the watcher posted below. When I joined them they were not speaking, and al most in silence we began our way to ward the home I feared I should never reach. The' dark wood was to see my fate dYs'ided". I understood that my air of determination, the weapon I was supposed to carry, and, .perhaps, other retrsous that I did not know of, had combined in my favor to postpone the moment of my murder but I was sure that it was only deferred. I had heard their Lasty consultation, though not their words, but I believed that some new plan had been arranged by which I was to bo deprived of life. Again we pushed our way k through the brush. Several times I fancied that I saw relief coming, but the ob ject turned out to' be a bush or de cayed stump that, in the moonlight, cheated me with its resemblance to a human figure. The spoken words were very few ; they appeared to be at small pains io disguise their villuny by keeping up tho form of conversa tion. At last Goat Island was crossed, the bridge passed over, and we stood on the piazza of the Cataract House. I could not understand what unseen power had interposed to prevent the execution of their purpose; Suddenly the man I hud settled up on as the villain of tho party sat ab ruptly dowu upon the steps, and, without warning, burst iuto peals of laughter. He shook, ho rolled, he al mcst sobbed, in the ecstasy of his mirth. It proved contagious, and the other two speedily joined him, one leaning up against the house, tho oth er bent almost double in the paroxysn which seized him. I stared at them iu amazement, but soon, I, too, became infected. I realized that I was safe, alive, and well, spared from what seemed certain and dreadful death ; but still I must laugh ; no maltcr how deep the thankfulness, laughter was its only adequate expression. The tension to which my nerves had been subjected so long made me an easy prey, and I roared with laughter till the tears rolled down my checks, and sheer exhaustion alone put an end to the extraordinary quartet: Then came mutual explanations. The two young men who had gone with me from the hotel had suspected me of evil intentions toward them selves, and had decided that the one who had joined us on the island was my accomplice. They had no doubt that I was armed, as, indeed, I took pains to make them believe. The third vil lain, as I had believed him, thought he had fallen into very bird company, indeed, when we overtook him, and regretted his haste in joining us ; but had quickly determined to do the best he could for himself by keeping in the rear, and by watching us carefully. His suspicion of me and by my nerv ous, unguarded manner I had laid my self justly open to any amount of sus picion and had led him to regard me so intently as we stood side by side on tho bench, measuring me, that he might form some opinion as to what would be the result of the struggle he believed imminent; all through the woods on Goat Island had he braced himself to repel, as best ho might, the attack he doubted not we were about to make upon him. It was as pretty a case of cross-purposes ns ono would wish to see. ana tee reaction was in proportion to the strain we had under gone. Tho other two, in their turn be lieved that we were in league, and that they were to bo the victims; and it was to Consult and deviso what means they could to outwit or over come us, that kept them in consulta tion on the tower-stairs. At first, in deed, they had mutually suspected each other of being in league with me, and it was some time before they found out their mistake. It took us somo time to compare notes, and heartily we laughed over our mutual foar and suspicion ; and we did more talking in ten minutes than had passed between us during all tho walk; It was nearly morning when we parted. The next day we ordered a carriage, and passed the morning together visiting the places I had looked at along the day before. I found the 'thick-set ruffian" and the other two "villains" joval, good fellows, whoso characters and dispositions would entitle them s high place in any ono's estimation. Many a jolly laugh wo had over the contre-temps of the night before. Wo passed but a few hours together ; but, "if this should nrect their eyes," they will see "by these presents'' that they are most kindly remembered by the ''brigand" who, on that frightfolly funny occasion, staked his all 6n the intimidating influence' of imaginary "shooting-Irons." The Ton IlnllHQIdden. Rev. Dr. Waddell of Glasgow, is translating tho Bible from the original Hebrew and Greek into the Scottish Dialect. A specimen rage from the twentieth chapter of Exodus will en tcrtain the reader this side the water : XXODCS OR TIT otT-OATK. CHAT. XX. QocCs hidden niaun he dune or traur. The Ten Hail-Biddms or Commaunt. Syne ipak God ilk word' o' thir, fay 2. Mylanc am the Lord your God wha redd yo frae the Ian' o' Egyp, an' out frac the house o' baud. 3. Ye sal hac nano ithcr godds for- ticnst me. 4. Yo sal schupe nae eidol till ycr- scl, nor draght o' what's heigh i' the lift, or what's laign on the yird, or what's intil the wattirs whilk are aneth the yird : 5; Yc sa'na lout ycrsel till them, nor ser them : lor nylane am the Lord your God: a God fu' eikker o' his ain, fetehiii hauie the misdoens o' the fore bears on the bairus, aye, till tho third antill the fourt o' their lluid wha ill- will mc ; C. But warkiu nicborlic wi' thou- sans o' them that lo'e mo an' bide my bidden. 6. Ye maunna even the name o' the Lork your God wi' nocht; for tho Lord himsel canna redd the man wha evens his name wi' nocht. 8. Mind ay weel the quattin-day, till baud it sikkcr. 9. Sax days ye may paingle an1 do a' ycr wark : 10. Bot the seven day is qiiat till the Lord your God. Ye sal wark nae wark intil hit ; ycrsel, nor ycr son, nor ycr dochter; yer loon, nor ycr lass, nor yer beiBs; nor the frem frun whd taiglcs in yer yetts. 11. For intil sax days the Lord wroght the liftj an' the laigh, an' tho bouk o' wattirs, an' ilka haet in them ; an rested him ontil the seven uav: Whar thro' the Lord blythcbad tho S2vcn day, an' set it by the lave. 12. Be cannie ye o' yer faither an' o' ycr mither; that yer ain days may be ling on the lau' whilk the Lord your God forcsbttles on yo. 13. Yc sal tine nae life. 14. Ye sal loup nae fauld. 15. Ye eal fash nae gear. 16. Ye sal skaithe nane yer nicbor's name. 17. l;e sal grcin nane yer niebor's ain o' his biggin ; ye sal grein nane yer nicbor's ain o' his wife ; or his loon, or his lass; or his knottte; or his naig; or ouht that is aught o' ycr nkber's. Infidel and Quaker. A skeptical young collegian confronted an old Quaker with the statement that he did not believe in the Bible. Said the Quaker : "Docs thou believe in France ?' "Yes for though I have not ecen it, I have seen others who have be sides, there is plenty of proof that such a country docs exist." "Then thee will not believe anything thee or others has hot seen "No to be Sure I won't." "Did thee ever see thy own brain ?" "No." 'Etef see anybody tbat did?" "No." "Does thou believe thou has any?'' The Reason. "Why is it, John' asked a lady teacher of one of her primary class in botany, "that the flow er of a daisy is alwa s at the ton of the stalk, looking up?" "I can't tell," was the decisive an swer. "Next," said the teacher. "I don't know," replied the second. "I guess I've got it," Baid an urchin at the foot of the class. "Well, what do you say, Ralph?"' "I think," paid the boy, looking down upon tho floor, "it's for the same reason that tho school-marm's water fall is always on the top of a stalk, looking up, 'cause it's the fashion !" An eastern youth, traveling in the uncivilized regions between here and California, provided himself with a small pistol, so as not to be out of the fashion. While he was apparently ex amicing it, but really showing off, brawny miner, whose belt was weigh cd with two heavy six-shooters, aske him' what he had there? "Why,- that is a pistol," replied th young man. 'Wal," said the miner, "if yo should shoot me with that, and ' should ever find it out, I'd lick yc like fun." A gurgle made by dissolving lar, table spohuful of common salt in h. a tumbler of water, has bven foun J be an excellent remedy for dry, Lai -ing coughs and other tfiroit difac ' tics, that prevail at CL season of t year. As it is h&mlcas it .rjuld f well to give it a trial. . ' ..