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Nlbba wrtt boroe at tweWe. Ttu unusually late
For bins, and he made a conjecture
That lona Mre. N. would remain up and wait
Hie coming to give him a lecture.
He entered the honae and began an excuae,
But abe waa too angry to lintcn,
And, turning upon htin, abe made rapid ua
Of her tongue, whila her eyea did tUslon.
Ho crinprd like a culprit awaitln hla doom,
And wulle at the bclnM of her passion
II at a retrrat to tbe Jlttle bedroom
And planned to escape aucu a laithla'.
He took up a Muter tbat lay on a chair
And under ttic covera he rolled It,
Thon. pulling hia loott, he ascended the atalr,
And i-ft Ltr to foolishly acold it.
BLe entered the room and ahe cuttingly aiJ(
44 You're cruel and falae and unfeeiicg
Ton know tbat you are, and you cwr your head
Aa If you were guilty of ateallng P
6he put out the liht, and ahe aoornf u!ly luy
With her back to the hulk without turning.
For t ullv two houra ahe aoolded away ;
But when ahe diacovered next morning
The ghoatiy thct ptlon ahe uttered a stirlik.
And aweoued for an hour, and was BJck for a week
For what ho had dore he pretended to grieve
lie petted and talked to hr aweetly
And yet on the a!y he would lauRh in hia alcove
To taluk she waa conquered completely.
Regaining her health ahe became Tory meek ;
KhM murmured no more when neglected.
Though he went at pleasure fix mghta In the week,
But he ah, be little inspected
That thre waa a woman'e resentment concealed
Away In her boeom'a ripe kornel
That closet whoae contenta are never revealed
By any appearance external.
He came home one morning between two acd three
Expecting to find her a-weeping,
But, up-toeing in, waa dlatracted to Bee
A couple apparently Bleeping t
lie turned np the light, and he turned th a!r blue
With BUlphurouB language tbat woke her,
Declaring that aince abe had proven untrue
Uu'd Blar.gbtcr the vll'aiu and choke her.
He roared : " IliB blood shall atone for the ahaniel "
fihe pleaded : ,4 Oh, don't kill my lover 1"
But, drawing hia pistol, he took steady aim,
And 44 xip ' went a ball through the cover.
Itetnmiug the glittering apeeder of lead
Back into the hip-pocket holnter.
lie pulled down the blankets to find a man dead
And there lay the innocent bolnter 1
lie fell on hia kneru and frora that day to thla
The two have enjoyed connubial biisn.
" We will havo it out, now, if
please, madam 1" said Mark Arkwright
to his wife, Augusta.
And they did have it out with a venge
ance. Both were high-tempered ; neither
had learned self-control; and, before the
scene between them was ended, both
had spoken words such as no two people
xeho love each other should ever speak.
If two lnuiilerent persons quarrel,
docs not amount to much generally: bu
when two who love each other indulge
in the dangerous paotime it :3 frequent
ly fatal to happiness.
" They had been married but a year,
rind tho sweet glamour of romance had
hardly worn off. This was their first
dinagreenif i;t, and it began in a secret.
Perhaps Mr. Arkwright had ample cause
to be angry with his wife. I um sure
that every mpn will think so, though a
woman's judgment might bo different.
On tho afternoon of the quarrel ho
had asked his wif3 to drive with him,
and sho had declined on that old plea
the headache. lie had pitied and petted
her, and kissed her hot forehead, and
smoothed her soft blonde hair, and es
tablished her on the lounge in her room,
with a pillow under her head and a
shawl over her feet, before he went out
for his afternoon drive.
Two hours later ho had occasion to
cross Hyde Park, and there, walking
slowly down one of tho most secluded
paths, he saw a purple-velvet 6kirt, be
eido a black coat. Augusta had a pur-
Ele-velvet skirt, and looked like an angel,
er husband had frequently told her,
all unmindful of tho historical fact that
angels universally wear white, and aro
supposed to be above the weakness of
purplo-velvet skirts.
The airs and manner of the man were
foreign; he was handsome and had an
uneasy appearance generally indeed,
ho seemed to bo constantly looking over
his shoulder.
Arkwnght paused in the shadow of a
clump of trees and watched the pair. I
suppose "watched" ia the proper word,
though Arkwright prided himself on be
ing an extremely honorable man, and
would doubtless have knocked anybody
down who had insinuated anything to
ike contrary.
There was no mistaking tho graco of
tho lady, the wave of her golden hair,
tho turn of her snowy neck yes, the
very wreah of purple panaies on her
hat all were Augusta's; and in a mo
ment more her husband heard her voice.
Dear Arthur," she was saying,
41 every moment for you here is fraught
with peril. Lose no time in getting out
of London."
"But, darling," returned tho man,
' nothing save my love for you has
brought mo here; and it is hard if I can
not havo jubt this little comfort."
They moved away down the wa"!k, and
Arkwright heard no more. But he had
heard quite enough. He was in a white
heat of passion, He dared not follow
ikem and trust himself to speak. There
was murder in his heart. He must wait
a little till his temper cooled. He went
to a stable, hired a fast horse, and rodo
him till the animal was ready to drop.
Then he went home and accused his wife.
No matter in what words they were
harsh and bitter enough, Heaven knows;
and tho vile epithets ho applied to her
at the outset roused all her haughty prido
and resistance to arms.
She heard him through. She at
tempted no defense; she znade no denial;
but, when he paused from sneer want of
breath, she cursed the hour in which sho
had married him. Then sho left the
He had all night to subdue himself,
and if she had come to him in the morn
ing with any reasonablo explanation ho
would havo listened to her. But she did
not come.
After a while he sought her in her
room; but she was gone. She had taken
with her only a bare change of raiment,
and left no message to tell whither she
was going.
Fled with her paramour l" Arkwright
aid, bitterly; and then and there he
vowed to give himself no rest until he
had found and killed them both. He
tried hard to put his vow into execution.
For thrco years he was a wanderer
seeking always his wifo and her seducer,
and finding them never.
At last ho quitted wandering and went
home. Ho was a very wealthy man now.
Lands that ho had owned had increased
prodigiously in value, and there was no
need of his applying himsolf to busi-
ness. 110 Duut a mansion, auu uveu
- . Ml . t 1? 1
alone in it, with his books and thoughts
for company. Ho had a retinue of serv-
ants to anticipate his every wisu; no sat
at a costly table, ana tirann wmo as om
ns the hills; he drovo horses worth a
fortune; he had everything that wealth
could purchase, and yet he was never at
peace, though for the world he would
not have owned to anyimng oi mo junu.
One day no was riding in tho suburbs
of London, and camo upon a little child
sitting by the wayside, sobbing bitterly.
She had her apron full of primroses and
violets, and a black-and-white kitten fas
cuddled up in her arms. Moved by
some impulse which he could not have
exnlained. Arkwright stopped his horso
n.nd accosted her. She souoeu out ner
little story with nil a child's ingenuous
ness. Her mamma had gono some
where to carry work, and she and Spot
had gone to walk by themselves, and
thev had walked, oh, so far 1 and now
thev wero lost.
Her name was Lily, and the kitten's
name was Spottie, and that was all she
could tell to prove her identity. Sur
prised at himself for doing so. Ark
wright took her into the carriagekitten
and all and earned her to his own
He advertised her, and for the first two
or three days made some effort to discov
er her relatives. Aftor that, ho did not
want to discover them. Into his cold,
closed heart Lily had crept, and made
her homo there; and tho desolate, cyni
cal man found himself loving her as i
little before he had not dreamed of lov
ing anything again. After tho lapse of
a fortnight, the idea of Lily's leaving
him became absolutely unbearable. He
cot so nervous that he started at every
sonnd of tho bell fearful that some one
was coming to claim her.
She and the kitten had it all their own
way in Arkwright House. The strayed
in the library, and upset the boots and
papers to their mutual satisfaction. Lily
sat on Arkwright's knee a great deal of
tks time, amusing herself with braiding
and curling his hair into tho most gro
tesque shapes; and Spot, with feline au
dacity, mounted on his shoulder, and
nibbled tho top of his pen, or thrust her
inquisitive little nose into his face, all
But one day, just as Arkwright was
beginning to feel sure of the child, a la
dy came for her. This lady was tall and
slight, and woro black, and had her face
covered by a thick veil. Something in
her low, sweet voice stirred tho inner
most depths of Mark Arkwright's na
ture, but a fierce pang shot through him
when he saw with vhat eagerness Lily
flew towards her.
Mamma! darling mamma!" she
cried, covering her with kisses. "Ipo
dad oo turn ! Now oo oul I, and Spot,
and pr.pa are all togedder !"
Arkwright reddened, lie hp. a been
weak enough to teach this child to call
him piipa. Ho wondered vhat the lady
thought of hi3 prpsumption; but sue
seemed unwilling to linger. Sho thanked
him for tho care he had given Lily
offered to pay him for his trouble from
a very slender-looking purse; and, being
indignantly refused, sho turned to go.
Lily was in her arms. Arkwright took
a step toward them, and Lily threw an
arm around his neck, drawing him up
close, and face to face with tho lady.
Through tho Ihick folds of the veil their
eyes met. He started back, pallid and
'Augusta I" he faltered, in a choked
Mr. Arkwright !"
She was the calmer of tho two. A
woman always is in cases of emergency.
All tho old love, fierce and ungovern
able, rose up within him.
This child! Whose is it?" he
Mine and yours," she answered,
quietly. "She was bora four months
after our separation. I wish you good
He caught her arm in an iron grasp.
Stop ! My child ! Mine !" ho cried,
dreaming, as if it woro an effort for
him to realize it. .
No, not yours now," she said, steadi
ly. "You forfeited the right to claim
her when you drove her mother from
her home. Mark, at this time the last
time I shall see you in this world I will
tell you the truth. You wero jealous of
my brother 1"
Your brother! I never knew you
had one 1"
That was where I erred. Arthur
was two years my junior, and a cruel mis
fortune placed him in a position where
he was suspected of forgery. He was
unable to provo his innocence, and he
fled from mistaken justice. I was too
proud to tell you that I was the sister of
one whom the world looked upon m a
felon. In that I sinned. I had a secret
from you, and upon that rock our happi
ness was wrecked. Thank Heaven!
Arthur is free now the guilty party has
confessed, and my brother is a man once
Arkwright snatchod her to hi breast,
and would not lot her go. She tried her
best to escape, but ho held her fast. I
suppose ho won her pardon some way,
for she remained nt Arkwright House,
and Lily and Spot remained likewise.
Go there to-day, and you will see the
happiest family this side of paradise.
Keniinlsccnces or Llucoln,
Havhig been informed that Mr. Jesse
Baker, of Crane creek, lived near Old
Salem when our assassinated President
kept store" in that ancient burg, I pil
grimed to Undo Jesse's commodious
residence, some weeks ago, and found a
rich mino of historical wealth. After
stating my errand, the venerable octo
genarian cast his eyes on a largo por
trait of Abraham Lincoln, which deco
rated tho parlor, and proceeded to re
late, among others, the following :
When Lincoln first came to Salem the
people didn't like him very well, for he
was a terrible uncouth youngster, but
they got to liko him mighty smart short
ly after. He was the honot-test store
keeper they ever had on tho Sangamon.
He was a great fellow to joke, and was
eternally a-btudying some book. My
father and a couple other old settlers
made np some money to buy somo law
look9 for him. I cftea bet with young
Lincoln on horse-races and turkey
shooting, but, whenever he lost, I of
fered him the money, but he stid :
No, no, Jesso; yon won tho money
honestly, and I don't tike it back.'
Lincoln w.xs a great friend of tho Ktit
lodge family. He took a great liking to
Annie, and she never kept company with
anybody else. Abo and hr were en
gaged to be married, but she died, and
Lincoln took it so much to heart that
we thought he would go crazy. He
wrote mournful verses from Burns'
foems with chalk on the fences and
ummed sad songs for a long while.
He finally got married to Mary Todd,
for whoso father I ran a whisky distil
lery for somo time. Mary Tod.i waa a
nice girl, but she couldn't hold a candle
to Ann Itutledge. I helped Lincoln
survey somo land on tho Quiver. That
stream used to be called Little Macki
naw, until I named it ' Quiver, because
it was so quivonng. While Lincoln
surveyed somo Government lands in
Mason county, a constable levied on hia
compass and other instruments for debt,
and he would have sold or taken 'em
alone if I hadn't advanced money
enough to kill tho debt. Abo paid me
back tho money as soon as he had it
The first plea that he made was for me.
and it was in tho Salem store. Some of
us lively fellows had been on a Bprco to
Snnnctield. when 1 set one fellow s new
coat on fire. Ho had me arrested and
tried, but Lincoln cleared me, and the
burnt coat fellow had to pay tho drinks
for the crowd." Cor. Havana (III.)
Th Power of the General Government
The case of the Pensacola Telegraph
Company against the "Western Union?
Telegraph Company, recently decided
by the Supremo Court of the United
States, contains somo wholesome doc
trine in relation to tho powers of tho
General Government over the internal
commerce of the country, as will be seen
from the following extracts from the
opinion of the court, dolivered by Chief
Justice Wane :
Congress has power to regulate
commerce with foreign nations and
among the several States' (Art. 1, sec. 8,
par. 3), and to establish postoffices and
post-roads.' (Id., par. 7.) The consti
tution of tho United States, and tho
laws made in pursuance thereof, are the
supreme law of the land. . (Art. 0, par.
2.) A law of Congress, made in pursu
ance of tho constitution, suspends or
overrides all State statutes with whicb it
is In conflict.
Since the case of Gibbons vs. Ogden
(9 "Wheat., 1) it has never been doubted
that commercial intercourse is an ele
ment of commerco which comes within
the regulating power of Congress. Post
offices and post-roads are established to
facilitate the transmission of intelli
gence. Both commerco and the postal
service aro placed within tho power of
Congress, because, being national in
their operations, they should bo under
the protecting care of the National Gov
The powers thus granted are not
confined to the instrumentalities of com
merce, vr tho postal service known or in
use when the constitution was adopted,
1 ut they keep pace with tho progress of
the country and ulapt themselves to the
new developments of time and eircura
stances. They extend from the horse
with its rider to ti e stage coach, from
the sailing vessel to tho steamboat, from
tho coach and the steamboat to tho rail
road, and frora tho railroad to the tele
graph, as these new agencies are succes
sively brought into uso to nifet the de
mands of increasing population and
wealth. They wero intended for the
government of the business to which
they relate, at all times and under all
circumstances. As they were intrusted
to the General Government for tho good
of the nation, it is not only tho right but
the duty of Congress to so to it that in
tercourse anions the States and tho
transmission of intelligence aro not ol
structed or unnecessarily incumbered by
State legislation.
The Government of the United
States, within tho scope of its powers
operates upon every foot of territory un
der its jurisdiction. It legislates for the
whole nation, and is not embarrassed by
Stato lines. Its peculiar duty is to pro
tect one part of the country from en
croachmeut.1 by another upon the na
tional rights which belong to all."
Answers to Correspondent.
Eureka Politician. You had better re
main where you are. As a rule meaner
men are elected to office in Eureka than
in Elko county.
Toliceman .It is always better to ar
rest and disarm a man before beating
him over the head with a six-shooter,
It is safer and moro systematic, and it is
the rule generally adopted by the police
in tho large cities.
Subscriber. It makes no particular
difference whether you pay ycur sub
scription or not. It doesn't cost any
thing to speak of to run a newspaper in
Tuscarora, and we can always realize
enough for personal expenses by dispos
ing of our exchanges to proprietors of
Chinese wash-houses for wrapping paper.
Chesterfield. Shying a spittoon
through a mirror is regarded as a gross
breach of hurdy-houso etiquette. At a
select hcrdy ball the recognized full
dress for a gentleman is a stiff-brimmed
hat and a whistler.
Amelia, Elko. First pare your corn
carefully with a carpenter's drawing-
knife. Cut out the crown of a felt hat
and spread on tho inner surface a thick
coat of Hucks & Lambert's axle grease,
Use this as a plaster, and in a few day
you easily pry out the loosened roots
with a crowbar. Tuscarora (Nev.
Poor. Fremont.
The story that John C. Fremont and
his family have been of late iu actual
want of food has been circulated, but
denied. By entertaining lavishly and
maintaining a social positiou beyond its
means, the family has. within tho past
few years, been reduced from wealth to
very straitened circumstances, till in
January even the modest city residence
to which it went from a mansion in New
York and a villa on tho Hudson bad to
be abandoned all of its contents, even
to the pictures, bevn,; sold out by tho
onenii. jurs. i remont, her daughter,
unci an invaiia fon accepted the hospital
lty or friends, while the General went
to New Jersey in search of emDlovment
and obtained it, through the infiuenco
of friends, after ho had been literally
wuuout ioou lor a couple of days. Tui
is one version of the story. Another is
to the etloct that, while there has been
no such imminent danger of starvation
the family has been all winter, and is
even now, In positive want.
The Slater of the United States Vie Conanl
at Itnehareat Aaaaaslnated by Discarded
The Bucharest (Roumania) corre
spondent of tho Edinburgh Scotsman
writes as follows :
A sad tragedy has just taken place
here. The sister of the American Vice
Consul, ft gentleman well known and
much respected, has been cruelly rnur
i it ii
urrru vj juuug man wuo icii iu love
with her about three yea's aero. Foi
various reasons the young lady's family
refused their consent to the match, al
though one marriage had already taken
place in the family the lady's Bister
being married to W. Stladecker, the
elder brother of the suitor. After some
stormy scenes it was resolved that young
Stladecker should go to Paris, where he
has been staying until the last two weeks.
Returning to Bucharest, ho found married
to another the lady whom he loved, and
at - nee seemed to loso his reason. Go-
iog into the room, a few days after his
arrival, wnere tho lady and her sister
were alone, he commenced upbraiding
her, and, scarcely waiting for an onewer,
plunged a dagger into her breast. The
wound Wfcs mortal, and. with one shriek.
she ell to the floor, her sister trying to
Bmeiu ner irom tne iury oi her assassin,
who, unable to strike again to her heart.
stabbed right and left into limbs and
body, it is said, screwing the dagger
rounii in the wounds ho inflicted. Then,
his object accomplished, ho rushed off
and tried to commit suicide by cutting
his threat with the dagger, breaking
it, however, and failing in the attempt.
Help coming when too late, the poor
lady, who had been but four months
married and was only 26 years of age,
was laid upon a couch. The murderer
was also secured and taken to a hospital,
and guarded by a gendarme. During
tho night he made an attempt to escape.
which was frustrated, but on Tuesday
the luth he committed suicide. Saying
he was unwell, ho was allowed to leave
his chamber, followed by his sentinel.
On entering a closet he drew tho cord of
his dressing-gown off, attached it knot
ted to a beam above him, and ended his
life by hanging himself, lie made no
noise nor uttered a sound, and was dis
covered dead when the door was opened.
This ha3 been a grievous blow to all the
relatives, who are Jews. Dr. Stern, the
lauy s brother, is well known hera, both
as filling tho placu of Consul for the
Unitesd States, and by having translated
Shakspeare s ' Hamlet into tho liou
manian language."
Fashion Sotcs.
Bunting braids aro in dark colors,
with white edges; the light-mixed mo
hair braids havo acanthus patterns in re
lief; these will take the place of Jacquard
Small buttons aro used in preference
to large ones; tho mosaic mluid pearl.
French horn inlaid with pearl, rose pearl
engraved, and vegetable ivory in dif
fereut colors, are all small in size; there
is also a great rr.go for small gilt but
Several of tho spring wraps are in
camel's-hair, in biche and mastic shades;
they either tio in front or aro cut in cir
cuiar shapp, and tie with bows of rib
bon; they havo one seam in tho back,
and aro simply trimmed with fringe of
the same color.
Children's dress coats of fine muslin
aro worn over light blue or pink silk;
they havo narrow flounces of needle
work headed by insertion; the insertions
are set up tho lront with bows of narrow
ribbon. Little caps are to match with
rosettes of fringed silk.
Narrow watered ribbons aro much
used this season. Rosettes aro made of
ends of this narrow ribbon, cut into
sharp swallow points, and these rosettes
aro mixed in with flowers in wreaths, or
with leaves; dark red, with wreaths of
ivy leaves; or white watered rosettes,
with garlands of fern leaves, on white
evening dresses.
Tho bonnet shapes are all to be quite
close this year, and very largo bows of
watered ribbon, in tho Alsatian style,
are worn on black bonnets; these aro
also much enlivened by wings of hum
ming-birds set in rows, or humming
birds en brochctte: even Brazilian
beetles are impaled on skewers, and se
cured by little gold chains, which may
or may not be attached to their legs.
. Brides wear tulle veils, but for spring
the floral decorations are diversified; for
a youthful bride clematis and orango
blossoms, or lilies of the vulley and
clematis, are mixed; for maturer brides
orange flowers and jessamine and syringa
are combined; the sweet-pea blossom is
also much used, and is made into
fringes for bridal elresses, as well as
lilies of the valley, headed by bands of
Holler to Him to Tie His Dog.
He lives in the Western District'
Yesterday ho called at the Houso to see
Gen. Vance. Ho modestly communica
ted his wishes to the Doorkeeper,
Have you a card, sir?" ho gruffly
growled. "Cards, he said, thought
fully, mechanically running his hand in
the rear pockets of his coat "No, sir.
Idont carry em." "Where are you
from ?" inquired the d. k. " North Car
olina," was tho prompt answer. " Well
how do they do in North Carolina when
people go a-visiting ?" "Why. they
ride up to a fellow's fence and holler to
him to tie his dog, and they gets down
and goes m. was tho laconic reply.
The Doorkeeper immediately dispatched
a page to Mr. Vance, ne found that
his supposed verdant constituent had
got the best of a Houso Doorkeeper.
Washington Cor. Jlaleigh (A. C.) Ob
England and Her 3ieIghbor.
Finally, I am selfish enough to hope
in the interests of my country, that in
the approae-hing conference or congress
we may have, and may use, an oppor
tunity to acquire the good will of some
body. By somebody I mean some na
tion, and not merely somo government,
Wo have, 1 fear, for tho moment pro
foundly alienated, if not exasperated.
bU,U0U,UUU oi Hupsians. Wo have re
pelled, and, I fear, estranged, 20,000,000
of Christians in tho Turkish empire.
We seem to havo passed rapidly, and
not without caue, into a like ill odor
with its 20,000,000 of Mohammedans.
It is not in France, Italy or Germany
that we havo made any conquest of af
fection, to make up for such great de
faults. Nor is it in Austria, where
every Shy is with tho first 20,000,000,
and every Magyar with the second.
Where is all this to stop? Neither in
personal nor in national life will self-
glorification supply tho place of general
respect or feed the hunger of the heart
luch and strong wo are ; but no people
is rich enough or strong enough to dis
regard tho priceless value of human
yrapathies. At t'je close of the year,
hould an account bo taken, I trust we
may find at our command a less meager
storo of them tnau we have had at its
beginning. Gladstone's paper in the
Nineteenth Century.
The lteeent Italda by Mexican Into Texaa
Twenty-Ore Men and Fifteen Children
Killed Horrible Atrocrtlee.
A letter from a prominent citizen of
Corpus Chri&ti, Tex., to Congressman
Schleicher, contains the following state
ments regarding the recent terrible and
outrageous murders committed in Webb,
Duval and surrounding counties of
Texat by Mexicans in tho garb of In
dians: " I have lived in the counties of San
Patricio, Live Oak and Neuces for thirty
years, and have been through all the
troubles of the frontier. I have never
seen such wholesale slaughter. They
took little boys from 7 to 12 years old
and two men on horseback would hold
them up by their hand while the third
would take out their entrails. The men
they would shoot and take out their en
trails. This was seen by women and
men who were hid in the brush, and we
found tho bodies as it was told to us,
and in the manner stated. The killed
amounted to about twenty-five men and
fifteen children from 7 to 11 years old.
This raid was made to get horses
for tho Mexican army, and I am told
by good authority that all the raid
ers receive is the money They can
get with other valuables, and SI a head
for all the horses they bring safe over the
Rio Grande. I think they must have
crossod over the river with about 500 or
COO head of saddle horses. There wero
about forty-five of the raiders altogether;
about twenty-Hix in tho party that did the
killing, about ten in the one that was
below San Diego, and eight or ten in tho
one that crossed above Eagle Pass.
When I say 500 or COO head of horses I
mean the number that was taken by the
party that did the killing. The party
that crossed the Rio Grande below ltio
Grande City had about 150 head of
horses. I d not know how many horses
they crossed above E igle Pass. Now,
how is it that tho United States, as great
a Government as it is, will allow such
work to go on? It looks as if such
wretches as committed these crimes
should bo blotted out of existence. They
should not bo allowed to live. We have
the power to stop this raiding, and why
not do it at once? I eay. demand that
these men be turned over in ten days,
and in case of a failure send troops over
and get them, and take the whole
A Human Monster.
A short time after the ship Ilio quitted
Callao, Peru, the Captain thscovered two
stowaways on board and put them in
irons. During tho following night
Chilian, who had hung his hammock in
tho quarter of the ship where the pns
oners were, accused one of them of hav
ing stolen his food. The accused ex
plained that this was impossible, as his
chaiu prevented his reaching it, where
upon tho monster of a Chilian struck
him down, and deliberately proceeded to
cut off his head and throw it into the
water. He then wished to dispatch tho
trunk after it, but was prevented by its
being attached by an iron ring fixed to
tho bridge by a chain. Whereupon he
hacked away at it and cast it piecemeal
into the sea. The other stowaway was
meanwhile in such an agony of terror
that he did not cry out Tho assassin
was placed in tho hands of tho authori
ties at Iquique.
(grain Shipments.
" Gath," in one of his letters to the
Cincinnati Enqu ircrt says: "Montreal
has seven elevators for steamships and
four for railway cars, their united storage
2,000,000 bushels. There aro eleven
floating elevators in Montreal harbor
which can handle altogether 50,000 bush
els an hour; tho barge or vessel which
carries grain to Montreal stands all the
port and elevator duties. Boston, Phila
delphia and Baltimore load their grain
directly from the railway wharves
into the ocean ship. At New York
lighters are used to transfer grain to
ships, which make an additional expense
of $2.10 for every 100 bushels. Balti
more has the advantage over New York
of $1.30 per ton of grain, and Philadel
phia $1. 10. Consequently Philadelphia
and Baltimore exported 3,000,000 bush
els more than New York in 1877."
Cause and Cure.
Two gentlemen wero in Leavenworth,
Kan., several years ago, with $50 in
their pockets. They desired to get
money enough to go to California. They
went to separate hotels. Ono registered
as a physician and advertised a remedy
for cholera. The other put up a large
quantity of yeast powders into small
packages, with a little croton oil in each,
and hired a boy to distribute them.
Soon family after family, affected by tho
croton oil, felt what they believed were
symptoms of cholera. The sale of the
cholera remedy was enormous, and the
gamblers were enabled to go to Califor
nia. They now tell the story through
the "Virginia City papers. Leavenworth
A recent dispatch irom Richmond,
Va,, says: "Mrs. Annio Miller, a farm
er's wife, at Elk Garden, in Russell
county, suspecting that her butter was
being stolen from her dairy, put poison
in a few rolls. In selling some of the
butter to a customer, Mr. Thomas Jack
son, she accidentally put in ono of the
poisoned rolls. Tho consequence was
that, at breakfast next morning, Andrew,
Joseph and James Jackson, brothers,
and a lady guest, Miss Alice Gatewood,
ate of it and died shortly afterward. Sev
eral others aro lying dargerously ill
from the effects of eating the poisoned
butter. An investigation will be had of
the tiuly-deplo'rable affair."
"Hls Faith in the rooplo Never
Wavered" is to be ono of the things re
corded on Andrew Johnson's monument
Tw your.f man paord tbe parlor,
While ahe waa cleaning h-r Wth:
And be thought .t tba brilliant dollar
Of the daddy who woold bequeath.
Tb old man aat on tba counter,
With hla bead brtaern hla hand.
Ant rrjoloed tbat tha lrl bad a lorr
Who won Id help hlci inert bla demand.
Both mistaken.
WnY is a doctor better taken care
thin his patients? Because, when he
goes to bod, somobody is sure to rap
him up.
'What's honor?" asks Falstaff.
That's easy. Any woman who sits be
hind another woman in church can tell
what's on her in two minutes.
Religious papers are discussing the
question, "How shall we interest the
young at church ?" Offer tickets, good
lor admission to the first circus oi uie
season, to such boys as are most punctu
al and regular in attendance.
"I was not aware that you knew him,
paid Tom Smith to an Irish friend the
other day. " Know him 1 said he, m a
tone which comprehended the knowl
edge of moro than one life "Iknew
him when his father was a boy."
A Detroit boy stood an umbrella, with
a cord tied to it, in a p jblio doorway.
Eleven persona thoupht that that um
brella was theirs, and carried it with
them the length of the string.
They then suddenly dropped it, and
went off without onco looking bacit or
stopping to pick it up again.
Tho rag-picker's story Tho cellar.
There is 6ome talk of changing the
name of Deadwood to Deadbroke.
"Evaporate" is tho latest slang for
"cheese it" It is equivalent to "dry
Holland discounts the American Con
gress. It has 10,000 wind-mills.
It ii more blessed to give than to re
ceive. And it is likewise a blessed sight
harder to do.
It seems hard to discover a great man
who has not at some timo worked in a
The man who never eloes any harm
might crawl into a cave and stay there
ten years without being missed.
A St Louis editor has gone on a
month's tour for recreation. He is suf
fering from scissorer's cramp in the
right hand.
There waa a small boy In Nantucket ;
lie bought hint an orange to euck it ;
lie bit through tbe Mn,
And he aald, That' too thin,"
And be threw it ripht In the alop bncket.
Candor is a virtue in small danger of
being cheapened by over-cultivation;
but the y; mug man "who bares his heart
on the face of a postal card will drain
the bitte r cup of clisppointment if he
expects to marry his first love.
In one senso tho spring bonnet is a
very efficient auxiliary in the mission
ary cause. It can do more to increase
church attendance than inspired elo
quence or the total abolition of collec
tions. From out the ruins of tho Detroit
Free Vrcas firo the proprietors have
drawn one soothing consolation. There
is less epring poetry in the country by
several bushels than there was tho same
time the week before.
A sewer subject Bettor drainage.
A man of spirit Tho distiller.
A nod fellow A sleepy bachelor.
A popular sovereign One pound ster
ling. Movements on foot The march of an
The man who made a point The
The duty of man is often thought to
be what customs exact.
Ought a baker to drivo a thorough
bred horso ? Or to cracker joke ?
It is business that is unhealthy when
there is a "fever of speculation.
The way of tbe just man Sixteen
ounces avoirdupois to tho pound.
A gross fraud Getting 120 buttons
for twelve dozen at ono of the cheap
Thero is no scarcity of corn strike
about a foot or two, and you will find
achers enough.
A dog-on'd wag A cur-tail. ,
A celebrated case Schweitzer kase.
On his high heels A kicking mule.
Net cash The fisherman's proceeds.
Overdrawn Exaggerated accounts.
Sharp practice Disseoting a subject
Hairy somethings Tresses and mat
tresses. A syllabus Tho kiss of an affected
A red ribbon is the temperanoe badge,
but Wisconsin i3 tho badger.
We have had our golden age and our
iron age, but this is the age of steak
Parlor matches aro getting dangerous.
Gate sparks are infinitely safer.
Can a man who is financially flat on
his back, and " all at sea," float a loan ?
It is quite befitting that the flower of
tho family should bo trained in the
The income tax is on the carpet, but
this will not be so general as the outgo
tacks on the carpet
Much has been said about the prayer
gauge, but more concerning tke church
gage, which is mort-gago.
There is this disparity between 43.5C0
square feet of window-glass and a
troublesome molar: One is an acre of
panes; the other, painsaof an acher.
Mrs. Partington on Education.
" For my part I can't deceive what on
airth edication is coming to. When I
waa young, if a gal only understood the
rules f distraction, provision, multiply
ing and replenishing, and the common
denominator, and knew all about the
rivers and their obituaries, the covenants
and their dormitories, the provinces and
the umpires, they hat! edicatidn enough.
But now they have to study bottomy,
algebay, and have to demonstrate sup
positions about tho sycophants or cir
custangents and diagnosis of parallel
grams, to say nothing of oxhides,
asheads, oowsticks and obtruse trian
gles." And here the old lady was so
confused with the technical names that
sho was forced to stop.
Evert applicant for a liquor licenso
in Alabama is nowj obliged to take an
oath that ho will neither give nor sell
any kind of liquor to a minor, or person
of unsound mind, without permission
from parent or guardian.

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