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1 .arp MtrinKH aainm INW
I U KIhiii nUfht
Pirn . low, flow, flow.
Ill rtteatl.V fllrfllt
Tlx' wnilida nwitk. ami fl.V,
Awak , uil multlnly
Now lat, now hIow .
S .1 IiiuIowh Htalk tlit- earth.
Wind rour lu riotoiiH mirth
Kuxh. null, ruth, ruh.
Tli' NBkW ItcniU mil I sway,
'I'ln' ruin wttt'M ami It pray ;
(Mi hmr wind huah.
The uk moan ami liarxh creak,
1 bi n .l-Hi urr(l ample h aktt
Mow, Slow, blow, HOW)
Tbi v mi mHMl the wall
Ottngi eloM IhuikIi" In ik ami tall,
I In liloaaoutH go
LMTM flTOOf ami fold on fold
I.ikf littli wavcH urc rolled.
Fall. fall, fall, fall.
UraH Untie like dafMf .- t - I,
J'.rokc mullet in the nladi
Ton it In r matted crawl.
Swallow in chimin's ifcMp
Mown from hir Mwity lec
Drip, driji, drip, orip.
Cat at the luarth-ot ue lie,
ltinl 'tw.en Itllit and the nkic,
Ilia cup at ci m l lip.
'1 In window-curtain kIowIv atira,
NVi athercock without xliarp whirr -
Hain ih falling fuxtcr.
Around the uoiikc, up rutfKcii wired,
Hiinoiih of ihe Bight-atom hwi . p :
Kitrtli hath found II- iiiunti i'.
Flow, flow. flow. flow.
A thoiiMand pool an- brteUKtSfl !
The autumn hurp i hyiuuiuu
M ImlioiiH HtraitiH and idow.
It dlM away at break of day :
The world ih wet and MM and pa'.c.
Ami tellH a dreary winter' tale.
On the 23d of May, 1832, Man Hand,
iln keeper f huckster shop in
the village of Houghton, in the
oountj of 1 urham, Kngland, ATOM early,
M &he WH going to make some purchases
in a neighboring town. It wan just day
iti . nk h ihe opened the curtains of bet
bedroom and looked forth. Immediately
in the rear of her house was the open
country, and In the field adjoining ner
premise! ihe observed i man digging.
' thia waa no unuaual eight, ahe paid
no i articular att ntion to it, but dressed
and went about getting her breakfast.
v i .. we agaged at the fire, shadow
led the window anil she looked up.
kt the same moment tall, strongly-built
man presented himself at the doorway.
Mo-. Kand started and g tve a shout, the
man stepped into the room, and seizing
I knife which lay on the table, he said :
"Curse yon, DC still: or I'll make a
hole in you I"
The woman dropped into a chair and
sun .i nt n d her alarm.
"Win re's your husband?" the man
44 My husband lias been dead five
y art:,' was the answer.
" Who is there in the hoOBfl vitii you r"
') man inquired.
Only niv two boys, tv. thre and four
teen, and they're upstairs, last asleep,"
the woman anewerecL
44 That's lucky for you," said tlie man ;
"(onie. bustle and get DM BOOM break
fast." Ih" woman with much fear and trem
bling complied, ami the man ate a hearty
meal, and drank a quart of home brewed
al When he waa through he said i
4 V u get up early, mistress. But for
the light m your window I should have
mise a good bn akfast. I happened to
DC m ar by, so I jumped the fence ami
called in to lee you."
The woman then for the tirst time
identified her visitor as tin man whom
she had seen digging iu the Held behind
the house.
After pause the man asked, 44 have
you tot an J of your husband's clothes?"
"Tee, 1 have," was the reply, "and
won't part with them."
44 Would tbej tii DM?" the man asked.
" Mv husband was just your rise,"
Mis. Hand said.
"Look here," Haiti the num, taking up
B Knife from the table and toying with
it ; I want you to lend me a good suit of
your husband's clothes, and I'll return I
it to-night. Don't say no," he added.
44 for then I'll have to make you."
The woman, in great trepidation and j
fear, said she would have to go up BteJ -for
the clothes, wdiereupon tlie man said
1m would accompany her. The clothes
were procured, and the man Instated on ,
the woman's remaining in tLe room
while he removed his old worn garment.
and put OS a suit of the dead Mr. Hand, i
"How," said he, 44 if any one asks
who I am, yon must say I am your hus
bands brother, just returned from sea."
The woman then explained that she
Waa going to town, whereupon the man
said :
4 That's rirst-rate, and I'll go with
The poor woman wai greatly taken
aback, but durst not decline, and having
aroused her two boys, aha left the small
shop in their charge and started for
town, acoonipanied by the man. When
they reached the suburbs of the town
the man suddenly disappeared, and
that was all the woman saw of him.
When Mrs. Hand returned home the
same afternoon, the village was in a fear
ful state of consternation. At eight
o'clock that morning, Mr. Greene, who
tended at Houghton Hall and owned
property adjacent worth fifty thousand
doll. os a year, had been found in his
bedrcOJ murdered. The hall stood
Only about one hundred yards from I
treet known as the Quay( the village
consisting of throe thoroughfares in the
form of ail arrow head. Mr. GlSSM
.1 w idower and childless ; he was
o t titty vesifl Of age, and was much
respected for his simplicity of manners
and generosity.
Investigation showed that I wall
over thirteen fect Inch, which shut off
the garden from the quay, had been
I, and t perpetrator of the crime
had entered Ins house by climbing a
hdjUTttlim tree whOSS branches extended
almost to the window of Mr. Greene'a
bedroom on the eeooekl floor. He en
tared, it waa thought, early in the even
ing, and concealed himself in the gar
den, and later 00 scrambled up to the
Od story window. Mr. (treenewas
found lying on the Boor close by i desk,
at which he hail evidently been sitting
when eaaaulted in the rear." A lowel had
been Hung over his head and then hisas
MHHHin had strangled him, as waa evident
tomi the miuks on tflS dead man's thfOSt,
His desk had b n rifled, but it was not
known that any money, or anything of
" bad been taken, m nobodv was
cognizant of Mr. ( irunuc's private arbors.
H ii AH . Kand heard the storv of the
. has mysUriou8 guest of the
morning aroau to her mind, and she
oould not help aasxx'iating nun with the
murder of Mr. Greene. The fact of his
digging iu the field behind her house
suggested the possibility of hit having
hioaen away plunder. All the evening
those things dwelt iu her thought,
mill she wan once on the point of coin
munioating the whole story to the police.
She hesitated, however, to do ho from
ih lriui of hfitiir mixed up in the
dreadful affair, and finally resolved to
keen the viait of the man and all con
nected with it a secret.
The officers of the law hail meauwhile
scoured the neighborhood to discever
the murderer, and in Sunderland, the
town to which Mrs. Hand hud gone with
In : unwelcome companion, it waa ascer
tained that on the morning utter the
murder a man and woman had been seen
to enter the town together, and soon af
terward separate. A farm laborer resid-
ing in Herrington, a village half-way he
tween Houghton and Sunderland, awan
to having seen the same man and woman
parsing through the place at about seven
o'clock on the morning of the day in
Finally, a tcllgate-keoper identified
the woman as Mrs. Rand, and the author
ities visited her house to make inquiries.
In her fear she denied having been
with the man, but in such ft way aa to
excite suspicion that she was lying. Her
house was searched and under the bed
in her own room was found the clothing
worn by her strange visitor, which lu
had exchanged for a suit of her hus
band's. The clothes WON coarse and
patched, and such as might have been
worn bv a lighterman or river laborer
In the pocket of the jacket was found a
bundle of letters. These proved to be
of the greatest possible value, for they
were addressed to the murdered man,
Mr. Greene, and were front a younger
brother, asking for loans of money, and
promising amendment of life. Thisdis
OOYOTJ left no noubt in the minds of the
authorities that the wearer of these
clothes was the assassin of Mr. Greene
When Mrs. Hand learned that they
had found tho clothes, and that they
contained letters evidently stolen from
Mr. Greene, she was in a dreadful state
of excitement, and begged to be allowed
to make a statement. Then ahe told of
the man's visit, as already narrated, and
of his having been seen digging in the
field. She pointed OUI I he ipol as nearly
as she could, and after a short search a
new dv-disturbed mold was fount
was dug up, and a tin box contain inir
several hundred pounds was discovered.
Paperi in it showed that it was the prop
eitv of Mr. Greene. Renewed search
was made for the man, but all to no pur
pose. Mrs. Hand was arrested, and was
finally held to await the action of the
grand jury, as accessory after the fact.
She was tried, and, thanks to her previ
ous good character, was acquitted.
In the meantime the dead Mr. Greene'a
younger brother had taken possession of
the hall as next of kin. He had not
been at the family seat for twenty years,
having, when a mere youth, seduced his
ow n COUSin, and been driven forth to live
tin life of a vagabond. Nothing had
been heard of him for years, and it was
generally believed that he was dead until
the letters found in the clothes dis
covered in Mrs. Hand's house showed
by their data that he was alive ami iu
England. The new Squire lived a seclu
ded life, and became remarkable for his
The cousin whom he had w ronged was
h Ing in retirement onspenjobn granted
by the deceased Bquire, and hie eiiooas
OT, six months after taking possession
of the estate, sought t remedy the evil
he had wrought by privately marrying
tho now mature woman ami installing
her mistress of the hall. The new
couple lived in the greatest harmony,
and within a twelve-month of their mar
riage an lieir was born. Ihev kept no
00mV7 au1 it Went beyond
lm'-'mct f their own domain.
in i ne second year ot their married
lite they drove into Sunderland, and re
turning the same night, an accident hap
pened to the carriage just as they were
entering Houghton, and they had to wait
until another vehicle was sent for to
convey them home. The villagers were
drawn from their houses by the exciting
vent, and among them was Mrs. Band!
The moment she beheld Bquire Greene
she exclaimed :
44 Good Lord ! there is the man that I
saw digging in the fleld, and that come
into my house and made me get his
breakfast, and then swopped his clothes
i for my husband's."
These words were overheard by one
Makepeace, a village eonstable,and rept at
ed next day to the rector, w ho was a magis
trate. So much importance was attached
to them that Mrs. Band was sent for,
and privately examined by the magis
tral s. She swore positively that Squire
Greene wss the man who paid her the
mysterious visit, and accompanied her
to Sunderland. Tl iere was but one thing
to do to arrest Bquire Greene for the
murder of his own brother. This was
dons, aud Mrs. Hand's identification of
him was complete. It will be remem
bered that When Mrs. Kind's stiange
! visitor changed his clothes for her de
ceased husband's, he would not trust the
woman out of his presence, but insisted
that she should remain in tho room.
When he removed his shirt he remarked
that he could see behind him, as he had
two heads, at the same time pointing out
a won between his shoulders, which
closely resembled a rudimentary head.
On examination, Squire (ireene was
found to have an excrescence in the same
place and precis ly similar to that on the
strange man, as described by Mrs. Kami.
There wius an attempt mode to prove an
alibi, but it wiis shown by the prosecu
tion that at the time of the murder of
the late Bquire, his brother was living in
the slums of a low street in Sunderland;
that ha disappeared for a day ; and on
his return waa llush of monev. He
plained this by stating that'll.' wont to i
Houghton by appointment, met
Ii other the v r evening before the mur
der, and Reserved from him one hundred
pounds to Been re himself a decent outfit
prior to his returning home to lead a
new life. This story was not credited,
ami the Stiiire was tried and found
guilty, and hanged at Durham.
Two years or more after this, the
w i.low Hand was at work early on a Mmi
day morning, hanging out clothes in her i the Postotticc hepartment, amoanting
garden. Suddenly the visit of the in value to $2,005,000. This wile is prob
strange man years before, and th dread- , ably the largest ever made by the JDe
ltd tiagedy that followed with its awful piniment w ithin the time mentioned, and
equal, arose in her mind, and she me- 1 may he regarded aa one of the iudica
cli mically turned her eyeR toward the j tions of a revival oi business throughout
j spot where huo had first seen the wan the country.
digging iu the Held. Waa she crazed or
dreaming i There in the very place waa
the name man, digging as before !
She entered the house, ludf fainting,
and briefly told the Htory to her houh,
who were now stalwart young men.
They went into the garden, and there,
Htire enough, waa the man. In two nun
uteH they had their gunH ready, ami one
of them panned round the hedge to the
gate below where the man was, while the
other took up a position near a low stunt
wall which cut off part of the tteld from
an open lot. Hoth showed themselves
at one time, and called out to the man.
He started up and prepared to fly. In a
moment the young men closed in on
him, covering him with their weapons.
When he saw he was hopelessly entrap
ped, he dropped to the ground, and al
lowed himself t be captured. As they
led him through the street Mrs. Hand
confronted him. lie was the double of
the man who had visited her the morn
ing after the Squire's murder, and bore a
striking resemblance to the late squire,
wdio had been hanged as his brother's as
sossin, even to the wen Wttieh hail made
Mrs. Hand's identification fatal. The
authorities were sorely perplexed, but
the man admitted that he waa the mur
derer ot Squire ( Ireene, and that he had
come back in the hope of finding the
money he hid buried there the morning
after the perpetration of his crime, lb
gave his name as John Sedlev. He
eved the county the tumble of hanging
him by jumping from the top of the
stage coach while crossing the bridge
into Durham, and fracturing his skull
against an abutment.
Interesting rostabt'anl Literature.
Baltimore telegram to the Chicago
Wmee : The case of Crawford H.
Johnson, indicted for sending through
the mail of the United States postal
cards with scurrilous and Indecent epii
ties thereon, was fixed for trial in the
United States District Court to-day.
District-Attorney Sterling addressed the
jury, stating that the indictment con
tained five counts charging the sending
of four oarda containing acurriloua epT-
thets, addressed to H. ). DleXel, and
one to Constable Patrick EL Dolan. The
indictment was found under 8,808 of the
Rorieed Statutes of the United Stab's,
which subjects any one convicted of vio
lating the same to a tine for each offense
of not less than $KX) or more than .1,(HX
and imprisonment for not less than one
year or more than ten years, or both.
Mr. Sterling said that with consent of
o musel for the defense the jury oould
remit r a verdict of guilty on the tirst ami
fourth counts, and not guilty on the oth
t r three, which was rendered according
ly. Judge (.bios then imposed a line of
8200 and costs on Johnson, who, in de
fault of payment, was subsequently com
mitted to jail. Drexel was indebted to
Johnson for a coal bill of 838, and went
South, leaving it unpaid. On May 20,
1875, Johnson sent postal -cera ed
dreeeed thus : 44 11. 0. Drexel, fliet tileee
runaway thief and petty swindler,
Jacksonville, Flu., aoourer and
dyer and sneak-thief." On the
back was written the following :
You dirty, little shriveled liar, thief and vil
Usa, if 1 ever lay my eyes on you taiti I will
wring the none off your damned heed. You
USd even to your wife ami about lier, you Inter
nal scoundrel. To cull you a nneak-tliief would
be to diagrast a jail-birth Your old WOltbiaM
note, of t nun c, wan protested. Wiiy did vou
not tell raw to save mynelf f Wit 1: OOOtMBpt,
Another, forwarded on June 8, was
directed to 44 H. C. Drexel, first-class
rnnawaj thief and beat, Jacksonville,
Phv, dyer and scom-er." It reads upon
the back :
The community of Jacksonville is hereby
warned to bo on the lookout for a swindler, a
little shriveled up. iiico-tulking man. who works
for some scourer in her midst, but who is in
fact a tirst-class villain, who left the city for
the benefit of tlie city. Keep all yCDT gOOdS
ainl valuables locked up if he ever comes with
in smelling distance of them.
C. II. Johnson.
I'pon the HUM date the following
postal card was sent to Mrs. Drexel, di
rected "0. fat Drexel, No. 818 West
Hoffman street, the man who pays his
debts by running away from the city. "
Upon the back was written the follow
Done to Jacksonville for his health, bat left
his oonnding creditor In Baluesorotn a very
Unhealthy OOOdittOO. His business is that of a
MMMUef, and on his Bfoasot ctuiso down So uth
lie is BeoertSf for any one who. like the writer,
should be foolish enough to couaidei him hon
OSV He left lot of bills here ami notes as a
legacy to his friends. C. H. Johnson.
Stan of the black II ills Expedition.
Fort Laramie dispatch to the Chicago
Jut, ,-( nn : 44 The I. lack Hills expe
dition, under command of Col. Dodge,
arrived here today. The Beer Lodge
country, which has been reported so
rich in gold, has been thoroughly sur-
veysd by Prof. Jennej and party. Gold,
In small quantities, was found in a nar
row strip of country about twenty miles
east of the Little Missouri BuUes, and
singularly enough there was an utter ab
sence of quartz, porphyry, magnesia,
ete. Ins country is very ragged ami
broken, and pyramidal mounds can be
seen iu every direction. Lodge Pole
Butte is a perfect mound in geological
formation. It is about 1,200 (set above
the level of the surrounding country :
presenting the appearance of a great
tower. This is the section of country
thai Col. Bullock and other prominent
men in the West presumed to le so rich
in gold, their presumption being bused
upon reports of Indians who brought in
gold from tune to time. The country
from the Bear Lodge via the Belle
Fourche to its confluence with the Big
Cheyenne, including tributaries flowing
from the hills, has lcen thoroughly
mapped, which makes the entire survey
of the Black Hills complete. None of
the country passed over will compare
with the country in the vicinity of Spring
and Rapid Creeks. Lrrge numbers of
miners were seen en route for the Hills,
" doubt some of thos
Alio were en-
I'rof. Jennev
camped mar the post.
met Home Indians coming, who modest
ly requested his horses and ponies, but
Upon being refused offered no violence. "'
Pontage stamps.
During the first fourteen days of the
present month, says a Washington tele
gram, postage stamps, stamped envel
opes, and oostal cards have been sold by
seooeaineg sowtoeo irm Mm i4t-Hi am-
i iiii Kxplorer.
From the Itndou Tflpgraph.)
After a long and unbroken silence
characteristic of the vast and unbroken
solitudes through which Mr. Stanley and 1
ms followers Have been musing tneii
way dispatches have again reached us ,
from this resolute and successful ex-
plorer. Good news, indeed, it is V:
know that one of the most adventurous
and perilous journeys undertaken upon
the surface of tlie dark continent has
reached its first stage of triumph in the
Hafe transit through a totally unknown
line of country, anil the careful survey i
of the shores of that magnificent lake
upon the waters of which Mr. Stanley
has, after all, been the first to launch an
Knglish-huilt vessel. It is too true that
we must qualify these epithets 44 good"
and 44 safe" so far as to acknowledge
that, with all his courage, skill, caution,
and forethought qualities now no
longer denied in any quarter to this gal
lant gentleman our Commissioner has
paid dear for the splendid results which
he has achieved
Two of the Europeans accompanying
him enoouflsbod to the deadly breath of
tin-jungle; and a tribute of honor and
reaped la due, in the lirst place, 0 those
two young Englishmen, PoOOSk and
Barker, wdio have added their names to
the list of the many unpretending mar
tyrs who have perished for the sake of
Africa. Moreover, in th-- swift and reso
lute march which Mr. Stanley has made
-nice quitting Mpnpwa, on the Unyan
yembe road, last December, his force of
soldiers and porters will be found to have
diminished terribly.
We shall so far anticipate the abSOCU
ing particulars of that march as to shite
that, by desertion, dysentery, fever and
fierce fighting, as many as 1H1 of his fol
lowers were found missing from the muster-roll
read by the ahorse of Lake Vie
toria at the beginning of March. There
stood around the brave leader only 166
men when he camped at Kagehyi, in
Uchnmbi; but these were well seasoned
by the swift progress which Stanley hud
made, and his letters, public and private,
breatlie the spirit of unswei sing resolu
tion and of B just satisfaction at what bad
been achieved. He reports himself
amply provided with men, guns, and
supplies of all kinds, even at the close of
this remarkable march, for that it is most
remarkable will be allowed by all who
know the condition of African travel.
Prom Bagamoyo to the Victoria Lake
is a distance of nearly 750 miles, follow
ing Stanley's route, and this was ac
complished in 106 days. The last expe
dition which proceeded to Unyanyembe
took seven months to cover that 525
miles of WeU known road, while the
larger portion of Stanley's lay through a
perfectly unknown district, the extraor
dinary n rdships of which will be under
stood when we are at liberty to lay the
full details of this hardy enterprise before
the public.
Through matted jungles and wateriess
plains, through mountain ranges and
swamps, over riven and wilderness, and
with or without the leave of tierce tribes
new to the sight of the white mau and
his wonderful goods, our Commissioner,
during those first months of the year,
led his men unceasingly, carrying with
him idl the way his little vessel, the
Lady Alice, which was at last triumph
nntlv nut together and launched ou
the broad
- - i j
boson of the TieSotia W -
SnhV of all msses ami (lilticuiues, ne
stood there m the 1st of March last as
he w -ites -well equipped for two yaara
more o gtM)d work, with men whom he
could perfectly trust, and one of the
most dangerous portions of this toil ac
complished. We feel confident the
when the story of this march to the
N'yanSS is read be will take a place in
public estimation worthy of the friend
ami helper of Iivinsusone ; as one of
the most skillful, daring, and successful
of all modern travelers.
His first letter desSrihfS the journey
from the Unyanyembe road to the
N'yanza; his 'second comprises a de
scription of this splendid inland sea,
w ritten after a voyage of upward of 1,000
miles made round its shores and upon
its mrfaee, Qeographcrs everywhere
will naturallv burn with anxiety to know
what is the truth about that lake or lakes,
the character of which was ever one of
the main problems of African research.
Speke, the discoverer, with Grant, of
the Victoria, always held the water to be
one and undivided. He saw an immense
extent of it from Muanza, and caught
..nee and again distant proapectaoj its
western glitter as he journeyed toward
Uganda, while at the Kipon Falls he
once more beheld what he took to la
the nme great lake from the northward.
Livingstone, on the other hand, from
hearsay, judged the Victoria to consist
of at least five small bodies of water;
and this idea, that it wos made up of
separate lakelets, and could not le com
pared with the other inland seas of Cen
tral Africa for size or depth, has of late
gained much ground, especially as small
er sheets have Is'eu recently found near
tt to the north.
We must not anticipate the revelations
Of Mr. Stanley's second letter ; but we
can venture to assure geographers that
thev have deeply interesting matters in
store for them in the account of the Lidy
Alice sailing upon these virgin wave, the
slow unfolding of the unvisited shores,
and the discovery of fair nnd rich islands
of great size set in the bosoin of this
Kjiieenly lake. It will be found, bxt, we
lliink, by the careful and repealed ob
servations which Mr. Stanley trained
himself to make SSfSIS bin departure,
that many ideas derived from meas
urements too blindly accepted may have
to suffer doubt. Stanley makes the Vic
toria N'yanza ranch higher ah Ore the
s, a level than Speke just as Cameron
col lected Burton and Speke about tlhe 1
Altitude of Tanganyika. It is, at least,
Bl Ideal from these differences that no
t heory can be securely founded BpOS
isolated observations until verified, and
this lias much significance for other
regioi of the map besides those of the
N 'y a BUUt
Indians Looking for Sculps.
A dispatch from Sioux City rays;
"Late news from the Upper Missouri
country repreaent the Indians as dissat-
isrieil and insuimrdinate. The Black t
Hills Treaty did not terminate to suit
them, and they are on watch for an ex- .
to hilt somebody, those at Obey-
enne Ageucy think they have struck H
m the jerson of the interpreter these,
for whom they have never Ml much
brotherly love, and lately he has had to
exercise considerable strategy to pre
serve his scalp. To-day he had to hunt
safer quarters. The Indians say they
nr.. lu .iin.i in kill him if he remuius. and
they will not stop there when they com
War on Polygamy.
Judge Boreman, of the Third District
o,..- ;u t.harjrinff the grand jury to-
(i..v ., idt Ijake teleirratu. ad-
mom'sbed 11mm hi indict a UUIIIImT Ol ;
individuals implicated in swindling the
government out of Territory IssuU by
perjury and illegal voting. He particu
larly instructed the jury to indict every
leader, proclaimer, or instigator of j
polygamy, us they have in every way
possible" shielded and prevented its'
punishment. He said that jsdygainy
was a loathsome ulcer and a degrading
crime not emuuating from any religion,
but fit ouly for the darkest days anterior '
to the dawn of civilization, causing the
Mormons' bitter hostility to free schools.
Continuing in this strain, the Judge con
cluded bv savina that the govern un id
was now in earnest and the people must
moll SO this fact. Polygamy has existed
so long solely hv the forbearance and
generosity of the government. He said
it was nonsense for the Mormons to fight
against 40,000,000 of people, which they
will soon realize. The United States
is with them in prosperity but not in
polygamy .
Short Sayings.
A good life is valuable, but I bad 0US
i iften O eSS more.
Passion is a storm, and sparea nothing.
Basil Platan of labor has it; glimpse
of the promised land.
Every good deed that we do ia not only
a prsaeni pleasure, but a prop for the
What pleases is a good only to the
properly instructed.
Children grow so fast WS must be on
the alert, or they will escape much of
our instruction, getting that of others
often deleterious, as children will learn.
Life is a sum; and it becomes us to do
it properly, ok it can DC done but once.
Most people drift. To do this is easy.
It costs neither thought nor effort. On
the other hand, to resist the tide one
must have principle and resolution. He
must watch, and pray, and struggle con
tinually. And yet no thoughtful person,
who can s for his soul, will dare to drift.
Trouble bit win::.
There is a cloud of war arising over tin
fsr Northwest a war in the spring, with
the natives ol that region. Jt is being
I generated by tlie covetousness of the
white man and the inconsistencies of his
I red enemy, and is Iteing hastened upon
the country by the impetuosity of hot
headed gold-seekers. The clash between
the Indian and the white man is as sure
to come as they are to meet each other
' on lbs disputed territory, and that they
: will meet seems an inevitable as the com
ing of another season. The following
local item from the Sioux City (Jowni
' Journal is suggestive in this connec
tion: " The Illnc!; Hills excitement has not
all died away, and in fact there is eon
, siderable beinr none hereabouts in
quiet manner. Several parties yester
1 day outfitted in thin city with the inten
' tion of making their way without much
into into tlie reputeil gold country to pass
1 the winter' CMooflo Jbnrasf.
Hard to Please.
Last year a commercial man. generally
known as a M runner," was traveling in
this county, and stopped at a farmer's
house in the northern part of the county,
when the following conversation took
place :
M Well, how do you like Kansas?"
M Don't like it at all, "said the farmer;
1 "you can't raise anything ; and when
I you tlo, the plaguey grasshoppers take
it all I I'm going to leave as soon as I
can get out of it."
Happening along this summer, he met
the man again and tyiid :
" Hello ! you here yet ?"
" Yes, but I'm going to leave.''
" What are yon going to leave
Yon surely have raised enough
" Yes, but that's the h 1 of it.
! nior'n I want this year, and can't sell a
cent's worth. '- N'i'fchita ( Kan. Bt SCOSk
The First Loafer.
Many years ago a heavy-set Dutchman
in the city of New York acquired a for
tune ami reesed to womanhood a hand-
some daughter. A young Yankee, who
had great Capacity for the enjoyment of
rest, fell In love ither with the money
bags of the ancient AiMterdamer or she
person of his heir-at-law, or both, and
made himself exceedingly plenty in and
about the Dutch domicile, muonto the
affliction and vexation of the parental
head thereof, who, whenever he discov
ered the aforesaid woer, exclaimed to
his daughter, ThsSS is tbatlofer (lover)
of yours, the idle, good-for-nothing,"
etc. And from that ebullition of pater
nal wrath was born the word loafer,
meaning an idle luau luuiging about, and
Maturing rest in an uncomplaining ami
OSTtSflAsd manner.
Women aa4 Devils.
Old Winston waa a negro preacher in
Virginia, and hi-s ideas of theology and
human nature were often very original.
A gentleman thus accosted the old
gentleman one Siuiday:
"Winston, 1 understand you believe
every woman has seven devils. How
can vou prove it
"Well, sah, (bd you never read in de
Hible how seven tlebbles were cast out'er
Mary Magalin
" Oh, yes : I've read that. "
" Did you abbes hear of Vm boss' cast
out of any OUUt woman, sah?"
" No, I never did."
"Well, den, all de oddere got 'em
A Chicago Heiress Worth Loving for
Herself Alone.
1 am proud to sav that, though I am
an heiress to over S3,000,000, 1 under
stand housekeeping in all its depart
Hu nts thoroughly. 1 am li, but have
never been in love, or even had a fancy 1
for any one; but should I man that I
love ever offer himself to me I would
say " Yep," though he had but f 000 a
year, and, remembering the happy mar-
ried life of my sister iu spite of pover-
ty, I should feel assured of happiness.
Chi njm IWsestg.
Tin; riciANri i.ah vkk.
I bl my Uwyer, Windy, au
M iiMKiiiMir JuiifH for tUoMtfi' an
Tbf plaintiff, ou ti valid ground
That he. aid Jouea, bad put in pound
TuiawfaUy, aKainat the peace,
1 ti r rtain nhep of fin. -t 0.-. .
My property ; aud valued, aa),
At taeuty dollar. " Flt-aae to la
The datuauti hih, ami k ahead.
Ami, Wlutly, initio huu feel," I muil.
Tlie Htatut'-' full ami jedy torv
)n trnpaiTH !" Henald, Of coin -.
And alx month later wade report
The -awe win ii liefore the OHirt.
Wht n Windy' jeeoh M-i-iui d nearh di ne.
Ami lie, a yet, had NHH begun
'I n tent h MM matter in 'luputo
1 growing anxlou for uy auit
Said, In a liifp.-r. " Oni't forgt '
"i 'Hi lias i n'ttouched the raae aa yet :
. ue talked, I know, an hour i r HUtl
.Ml nit the Ntatiitc matle before
TIM HofBMB OWMJSMI ; and havi bMghl
Bafor ti wht JWaaUM taught.
oil (Vkeoli JjtUeti'll ; have goin
All through the 1 1 lodl Napoleon ;'
Ami. n r kwn illy in doubt.
Have ihoVs in Honor all abotit
'I'll. Mtattitf in the reign of Ann-;
tnl how the leading cam- ran
H. lore l.r.l Ulrtiik held o and o :
Now let tin HhUu r.ryix go,
Aud, ere the Court fall lat MfcMp,
' -ay a word ahoiit tin ahei -p
Hit and Humor.
Si'OitTSMAN'sepiiapli Game to the last.
What bird lifts the hsSJViSSt weight I
The crane.
It has bees decided by I Kansas Judge
that a man and wife SSI go by a eeroUC
OU a ticket that says " admit one" SI
by a law they are considered M one."
K woman is very like a kettle, if you
come to think of it. Slie sings away so
pleasantly then she etops and, when
you h ast expect it, she boils over.
"Anus pite you detst In
quired one Dutchmen of another, while
engaged in angling. "No, notting at
all." M Veil," teem nod the other, " not
ting pite me too."
" Pa, I guess ur man Ralph is a good
Christian." "How so, my boy f"
"Why, pa, I read in the Bible that the
wicked shall not live out half his days ;
and Kahili says he has lived out ever since
he was a little boy."
A UOI being asked by B gentleman to
lie his wife, wrote the word "stripes,"
and stated that the letters of the word
could be tranapoeed farm the answer. He
finally studied out " persist" -what every
woman wishes her lover to do.
A coKitEsroNDENT of a Chicago paper,
writing from Spain, enthusiastically di
lates upon the sleepy, dreamy expres
sion of the voting lathes' faces. Which
explains why they are called S'noras, we
! euppoec. iVfU
Ofk Ad vi rt'srr.
The Picton (Canada)
ban ; the following on
7'imrx perpe
the late baby
show :
I i ut; -four babll - all in u row .
1 M nty-foiir tttltimWT aL-o on how ;
Tw. nty-t'our daddii h luippy a flam.
-Ik w of lii liati:. h, none at your i-haiij-.
A viio!i of angel, 'Ii ht little lamb.
Said a distinguished politician to his
son : "Look at me! I Ivegun as an
Alderman, and here I am at the top of
the tree, and what is my reward '. Why,
when I die, my son will DC the greatest
rascal in the city." To this the young
hopeful replied : " Yes, father, when
vou die but not till then."
A Wnsnw man visiting his brother
in Dan bury espied a guu on the kitchen
wall. " Is that gun loaded ?" he asked.
"Oh, no; it is empty," replied tic
brother. "Empty.' i'or God's sake
load it as quick as you am, or tlie chil
dren will get hold of it and shoot each
other !" Be had read the papers.
Ma. OnUM never wrote anything
more lad and touching than the follow
ing tender effusion :
' Willie Hlliokllll,' i 111 11 powil.
H" dropped a t inder SOW! :
Then rose like a meteor.
To wear the goltlrn crown.
Gone to meet the fVllow who struck tlie flyotfllM
can with u riaSfi hanim. :.
TnK other day a colored resident of
Vicksburg found a bottle of whisky in
the suburbs of the city, and hailing a
pedestrian he inquired i M Dst'a whisky,
ain' it?" " Smells like it, and guees
it is," was the reply. " And dere ain't
DO pizeii iu it " Well, there may be
I can't bdl ; I shouldn't want to drink
it." "If deie Was pizen I'd be a dead
nigger, eh ,M " You would. " " Ami if
dere wasn't any pizen I'd be WSStnT a
pint of good whisky r" "Yes." The
Under turned the bottle over nnd e ver,
amelled of the oontenta three or four
times, and finally made ready to drink,
saying : " Pore's heaps of pizen lyin'
around loose, but dere's also heaps of
niggers in Vicusburg, an' ize gwine to
tip up de bottle an' run de chances."
rickwburg Herald.
The Yankee Abroad.
One of our inventive countrymen is
pestering the French government with
I new invention. He wishes to sell
Pisnce, for her own exclusive benefit,
pneumatic self-acting improvement on
the guillotine. Kxclusive right to take
people's h -ads from their shoulders!
This relieves the executioner from direct
bloody work, but how about the compli
ment impliedly paid to the French gov
ernment One would think that the
plains of Sartory were made terrible
enough by the niusket, nnd that govern
ment vengeance was sufficiently owift for
all purnKes. Self-acting guillotine
How it would disturb the ghost of
Robespiei re, who worked with an old
fashioned clipper !
b rapes lor the Sick.
At certain towns in Switzerland grapes
are grown solely as medicine, rnd the
vineyards are put to no other use. In
stead of drinking water, as at other
places, the patient is sent out to eat
grapes, and must pick them himself from
the vines. Where the doctor ordinarih
instructs the patient to drink so main
glasses of water, he is here iustrm -ted to
eat just ro many bunches of grapes, ami
no more. Another popular treatment is
found .St She SSnd laths Of Schwalbaeh
and other places, where the patients are
immersed in soft black mud up to their
chin, and remain in the bath for some
The following method is used in (ter-
many for the preservation of wihmI :
Mix forty parts chalk, fifty resin, four
linseed oil, melting them together in an
j iron pot ; theu add one part of native
J oxide of OQBpef and afterward one part
of sulphuric acid. Apply w.th a brush.
When dry this vnrnish is as haul as

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