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-3"h Job Denirrment of the Sextiitkl estab-
iUhment Is well supplied with the lato styles of I
type. "4 Job Printing of lay ordinary charae-
ter will De luroea oat on iaon souoe, nau at uie i
xaou rimuuc rmww.
The Legacy Hunters.
It was Abigail Yarley's thrce-scorc-tcnth
birthday. She was a rich widow,
childless, and with no known relatives
save two gentlemen cousins.
Never were consinlv attachments
ti .ITUViTi ..ti'r ; nf
i?re S an,d T?11
ST "".."""An t&
"" ,"r, IT .Tu. "i" i .y;
common nuuit uiw. uv
WhU:rri Vs venturer
than H,. l.,l,r larlrh n fair TirOSDeCt. no-
cordlnf? to the course ot nature, of sur
v " r.?r-F :w-
vivlng her, and how to supplant each
otherla her will, which, at least, 6he
red their attention.
" ,f? . . . . .
untne morning in question, wneni
Jn the morning in question, when
Cousin Roger called to wish Cousin
Abigail the usual "many happy re
turns,"" he was not a. little chagrined to
find Coatia Dick there before him.
However bo presented, his .annual gift,
and went through '-his annual speech
without missing a word: and seeing
dogs were his abomination
-f 1 ' . i n
Weill Cousin Abigail. I hope your
health continues good," said Cousin
Boger, patting Pompey's head, and
glancing suspiciously at Cousin Dick,
who he devoutly wished at Jericho.
"No, not so good latterly as It has
been. The fact is." the old lady con
tinued, "I have been thinking serious
ly of sending for Mr. Parker, with a
view of settling my worldly affairs
without delay."
'O, there Is no need of haste, cous
in," broke in Dick ; "you have many
years before youyet;"incntallyadding,
what has possessed the old niuny to
put it off so long?"
"Well, well, I snppose there's no
hurry, about it," said cousin Abigail.
"And yet," cousin Roger ventured to
hint, "it's always well to be prepared ;
none or us can tell Uie minute or the
hour, you know."
"And after all calling in a lawyer is
not so serious a matter as calling in a
doctor," said cousin Dick, lastidious-
The conversation was interrupted by
the entrance of a young and beautiful
girl, at whom cousin Dick stared with
a surprised and troubled look.
"Pardon uie, mn'ain," she said; in a
voice remarkably sweet and gentle;
"not knowing you were engaged, 1
came to see if you wished me.as usual,
to read to you to-day."
"Presently, dear, ' Mrs. varley an
swered, in a tone that plainly hinted
her visitors would not be pressed to
stay If they offered to go.
Alter an awkward pause, the two
cousins took their departure together.
"Who is that girl T' inquired Roger,
as soon as they had readied the street.
"You may well ask," said cousin
Dick; and, stopping, he whispered
something in his companion's car, at
f.rii.1 heaven ! the resemblance!
.-ertninlv strikinz. But what is to be
done? Do vou think the old cousin
Abigail, 1 mean suspects anything?"
Not yet, I think; but no timo is to
bo lost. I have a plan which it would
be well for us to talk over together."
The two hurried rapidly along.
Mrs. Varley had occasionally tonnd
time hang heavily on her hands.and so
bad advertised for a person to fill the
post ot "companion" to an aged lady.
It was thus that Hester Darling had
become an inmate of the house.
At as early an hour as was seemly
on the morning following that on
mMnh rn introduced them to the read
er. Roger and Dick again presented
themselves before their cousin
We "have tbonght It our duty, cous
in" began Dick.
Our hounden dutv." put in Roger.
"As painful as It Is Imperative,"
Dick continued.
"To put you on your guard.ma'am."
T?nrrnr milled-
"Against a deceitful and designing
person." exclaimed Dick.
"Who is "no better than she should
be." shouted Roger, indignantly.
Dpon ray work, cousins, I do not
comprehend a syllable you have utter
ed," said Mrs. Varley ; "nor shall I be
likely to, if yon both keep talking at
once. Come. Dick, yon seem the least
orritml. what Is tho meaning of all
hf r P"
What means, may I venture to
a&v Rata Dick. did vou take to
ascertain the charactcrand antecedents
of the yonng woman at present sneuer
wl hitnreif.1i vour roof?"
"Why, none," replied the good old
ladv. "Her young and truthful face
was recommendation enough on which
tocivebcra trial.
"We have ascertained her to be a
most abandoned creature." proceeded
Dick, "and have deemed it proper at
once to apprise you ot the discovery.
Should she deny the act nsatlon.we are
prepared with abnndant proofs."
And the two cousins took their leave
with an air of exalted virtue.
Mrs. Varlev was a ladv of the strict'
est propriety, and severest morals.
Much as she pitied tracoorand friend
less cirl. she must be promptly freed
from this foul and dreadful charge, or
cross her threshold never to return.
She went directly to Hester's cham
"Yon must tell me your past history.
child " said Mrs. VarlQK In a deteri
ed, but not unkind tone.
"O, madam, I praj'ou pardon
but I cannot ten it."
"Then it has been ono of sham
"For a time of shame.
answered the yonng
cheek, "but never o:
What was it tnat
to start so suddenly,
tagger half
fainting, to n seat
s aressing
"Who whosi
eness Is that?" she
exclaimed, in
scarcely articulate
. an open miniature
voice, pointli
on the table.!
"My mothft's," Hester answered.
Thon vnn nrn Flnrenen. 'Marvin's
hiM 9"
That was' indeed ray mother's
Bamo ?"
"More yon are the daughter of my
only brother, George Heywood, for
-ciA.nnn -Marvin wna Mr wife "
With a Btifled cry, she who had
viton horcolt nlnnit nnd friendless In
' ft.ll nn her kinswoman's
MW TT 14 l vm - , -
aaIp ,. itranf inara nf m!nrleil fflaa-
livikf Aim n vww u v .... --f d
Mwaa muw
Her ntnrir whieh Hester had refused
to cqnfiilp to a stranger's cars, sbp now
A. KLIPPEIi, Editor and Publisher.
willingly Imparted to one from whom
she Iclt she had no longer a right to
withhold it.
That her brother had married in on
nosition to her father's wishes.and hud
been disinherited in consequence, was
already known to Abigail Varley, but
his home, and what had befallen him
wnat instant spot ne had selected for
lnerc sne haa ucver learned.
The story was sad enough.
After a few years, toilsome, but not
nnnappy years tor they were spent in
loved of hh wlfe mA c6lda
air!K.had laUcnVPn George
"""" ouoyiyiuil
01 a leariai crime, a networt of c r,
enmstances too intricate for man's wit
to disentangle environed him, and he
was condemned to die. The stern
JPentwuicani into effect, and
lba executed murderei's widow, sought
I concealment for herself ann child in a
.,, t
long years afterwards toe tnith was
discovered: bnt the judicial murder
had Daseod among the thluffg lrrevoca
ble. The poor widow died at lastrv
broken hearted, dm wun one consola
tion she had lived to sec hre husband's
innocence vindicated.
"And this, my poor child, is the
shame of which vou spoke?"
Not many days after, Hester was
sent to one of the first seminaries in
the land, for she had yet timo enough
to avail herself of opportunities of cnl
ture hitherto beyond her reach. Her
aunt and she kept their own counsel
Cousins Roger and Dick only knew
that the object of their solicitude had
disappeared, and probably congratula
ted themselves on the success of their
virtuous stratagem.
Alter a time, Mr. Parker, cousin
Abigail's lawyer, was sent for, and
after that the good old woman seemed
wouderlully revived in spirits. At her
next birthday, the prospect of "many
happy returns," produced anything but
a happy effect upon the two expectant
cousins, who began to think that, after
all, the lite tables might be infallible.
Rut her time came at last; and within
a decent period after the sad event,
cousins Roger and Dick were duly
summoned to attend the reading of
Abigail Vcrlcy's will.
They were a good deal startled at
the sight of their old enemy.the strange
Poor Tabby.as if seeking consolation
in her bereavement, leaped upon the
knee of her old friend Dick, who strok
ed her back pathetically, but a little
nervously. Pompey, who took things
more philosophically, stretched him
self out for a biioozc at the feet of
Mr. Parker, drawing from his pocket
the document, proceeded to read it.
The Introduction was long and formal.
But, hark! there's something coming
"To mv cousin, Richard Figgins "
Richard looked at Roger in triumph.
"I give aud bequeath"
You could have heard both their
hearts beat.
"In consideration of the natural love
and affection, which I have iDtocn-eu
Dick looked puzzled.
"My favorite cat 'luooy."
Dick gave Tabby a furious stroke
the wrong way.
"And no more ot my estaie.-
win. n fllnor that betokened a most
emphatic renunciation of the legacy.
Tabby was sent mewing anu siimmy
to the lurtner cnu oi uiu loum.
"To my consin, Hoger bmmi
It was Roger's turn to triumph.
In consideration to the like natural
love and affection"
Pnnrr hpnr.in to feel SUSDlClOns.
"Icgive and bequeath my dog Pom
y, and no more ot" my estate."
win, o vinliMi ki.:k. Pomoev was sent
sninnlnz after the cat; and the fear of
her who had so long kept the peace du-
hrnon thoiTi lielnfr no longer ueiurc
int.. .f no ht nent-nn enmitv of years
found vent in an nproarous u"ui.m it
nolse of which the voice of the old
lawyer was almost drowned ; but the
n-nrii "mcf ntnl residue ol mv estate
nole'e. Hester Hevwocd." were suffi
ciently audible, and consins Dick and
Koer staycu to near no iuoic
A Wife's Trick.
From the Cincinnati Times.
i UAv nitnnvinr n hiffll position
at Washington, whose husband was of
the Government, iook u uii i" .mj"
,iiit him She "doted" on lace, and
hMrn n her oDnortnnity. Talklug of
m,. oitnniEWinns she would make in
hi ho fnlil her she should pur-
chase any reasonable quantity, provid
ed she would not smuggle any. To
this she added. The gentleman took as
part of his wardrobe a dressing-gown;
la-n most Americans. In the priva
cy of his room he liked to pull off his
coat. Several times on the trip he ob
served the care bis wife took of this
garment, and was gratified by her anx
iety for his comfort. Once, when
smoking; while lighting his cigar, he
set his gown on fire, and quite a hole
was burned in the skirt. His wife was
nnior rrltnfed. and ho was flattered
W en frifltno- a dansrer to him had so
moved her. One morning, immediate
ly after their return to this country, he
found before he reached his office that
kevs- he needed he nau icu at noiue.
and Tctreateu uib ...-..
Mnrr himself In Willi nis iaicu-b.ci
proceeded to his chamber, and on
'pening the door he tound nis vwie on
oi Vnoac fin the floor, his dressing-
gown divested ofiU lining and spread
. . . i . i. . . r r lit nunfi
Deioro ner, anu iuu i" """
iltcenrnifrlnrr from It a wniie. mmty
fabric with which In was covered. She
sprang up on seeing him. laugneu anu
exclaimed, "ion arc uiu puiuh11-'
You wore that lace all over turope,
and brought it home"
An old ladv. on hearinz that a yonng
Mnd had lost his place on account of
misdemeanor, exclaimed: "Miss De
meanor ? Lost his place on account of
Miss Demeanor? well, wen: im
afraid it's too true that thore's alius a
woman at the bottom ot man's dlmcui
An inebriated man dropped into the
Tabernacle during the pcrtormace of
the children from tue ive roints. tie
sat near the stage, and lccling rather
.drowsy from his potrfops fell asleep
rlnrlno- fhn interestinCWUSlng. When
ho awoko the children were coin,
fhrnnoh f!n1Isthenlc exercises. Ho ha
evlilentlv never seen these eccentric
-J " " , i
nn1 nxtrnnnllnarv movements, lulu
r - 1 T
i Inmnlnfr un. rn plied off, wllalV exclaim-
t ' -
inz. "Great Ca?sar. I've got them
again," Sea Cliff Utrald.
How the Town of Eureka
Was Swept byan At
mospheric Water
J'etc Theory in JExpIana-
fioii or These Itcmark
able Phenomena.
tFrom the Overland Monthly.
The town of Eureka is situated at tho
head of a canon nbout four miles long
and 200 yards wide on an average. It
Is nearly 7.000 feet above the sea.
From the sides of the canon parallel
lines of steep hills rise one above the
otner to a ueignt varying from 500 to
1,200 feet, and from tho crests of theso
numerous small canons run down to
the main one.
Three streets malnlv eomnose the
towif;betw!en'two"'df which formerly
ran a "small creek, now converted Into
a capacious canal, intended to carry
rr i . ,...tt. e- . . . . .
vu uuiit. ui water mat nny luture
cloudburst may precipitate upon tho
occupant, of the canon.
About 1.000 yards above the town
three large canons converge and ter
minate abruptly upon a plain one-third
of n sqnare mile in extent, and nearly
surrounded by an amphitheatre of steep
hills. In this area the floods consen-
trated all their forces, and tlience
through a single exit on tho lower
side hurled them upon tho devoted
These canons are from four to six
miles long, in structure like the first.
and extend with a zradual rise up the
slopes of the lofty inountaius on the
southwest, which form n watershed
whoso outer boundary, in its general
conformation is tho arc of a circle, and
whoso altitude is about 2,000 feet above
the plain. From the foregoing des
cription it appears that quantities of
water, In whatever form, fallinz unon
the crests and slopes of theso moun
tains, accumulating in the small can
ous, rushing thence Into the main ones
and pouring down these, would be rap
Idly concentrated at the point of their
For many days previous to the storm
about to be described, the heat had
been excessive, and tiie whole conutrv
wat. parched like a desert. During tho
proceeding niorninz. however, a coni-
ous shower saturated the earth and
caused the creek, till then nearly drv,
to overflow its banks. Tills shower,
by fillinz the nores of the I'-irili's .nr.
face, paved the way for the devastat
ing flood, as without it much of the
water would have been ab.-orbed ou its
ivay down the vallevs.
About noon, a larcre cloud of tnfcv
blackness rose in the southwest and
stood directly over the crest of the wa
tershed. It rapidly overspread the skj
in that quarter, and, settling down
npon the lofty peak of Prospect Moun
tain, completely enveloped it in its
gloomy folds. At this time from the
VC J T . 1 ll itlMi Kamii tnM.
lectrfcWy; KTfrmr4y'ryirvrffi
of thunder, the nimbus apparently
launching its lightnings full upon the
nwnntain. The storm, meantime, ad-
incingnpon the town, and atone p.
i.. hurst nnon it with zreat fun-. Rain
and hall fell in unprecedented quanti
ties. Torrents and sheets of water
presently poured from tho hills in the
vicinity, partially nooning tnc lower
streets. After the lapse of an honr
two horsemen rode through this quar
ter warning flic inhabitants to escape
to the hills, as a great flood was rush-
inz upon them from the mountains.
Many, incredulous, neglected this
timely warning, and swiftly paid the
penalty of their skepticism, for closely
following the rideis came the foremost
billow of the flood, curling and forin
inz like an anzrv 6nrf. Two or three
black surzes succeeded at sort inter
vals, and in an Incredibly short time
dozens of buildings, many cattle and
horses, and nearly a score or people
were swept away. It is remarkable
that nmonz the victims there were no
children and but one woman, they hav
ing been the first to take the alarm and
seek a place of safety. Persons who
were standing near tho spot where
the canons converge, declare the spec
tacle or the three torrents issuing
therefrom nnrivaled for the novelty
and savazeness ot its aspect, each can
on actually bclchinz a mass ol water.
rocks and timbers upon tho plain.
This statement did not appear exagger
ated, in view of a level spaco before
the mouth of New York canon, 150
yards long and seventy-five wide, cov
ered and places heaped by the torrent
with stones and rocks, varying in size
from a cobble to a boulder weighing
Ions. For a considerable
lorn their months the can-
irely free from debris.
able to resist tne noou
zh sueh narrow channels
In the town
water swept In places
a space incll
lng three 6treeU, and
scattered the
eck for miles down tue
It an ocean
ad failed npon them
from a clear s
the citizens ol i.uro-
ka would hard
havc been more con-
founded than t
y were by tuis snu
den descent of
ater irom tne mouu
By ohservallol
made in several in
stances, the fol
winz conditions were
found to co-exls
Extreme Heat lor
several days pril
to the storm, the
presence of high mountains, and
markable electrical ciisturiinnccs.
Tho nature of clecftcal influence in
the atmosphercf tenng to intensify
conditions favorable W copious rain
falls, has not been itfcertained, and
therefore can only be inferred from
the relation and order of phenomena in
a storm. The most copious showers
are accompanied by thunder and light
ning. Some assert that electricity in
such instances is produced by the rap
id condensation of vapor in the atmos
phere; but it is a very noticcablo
fact, In the case of thunder-storms,
that great electrical disturbances pre
vnll prior to the fall ot rain, nnd fre
quently subside thereafter, whence it
Is not nnrcnsonable to Infer that elec
tricity does in such cases assist in the
condensation of vapor. This polpt is
important as tending to account for an
extraordinary discharge of moisture
from the clouds when the ordinary pro
cesses of nature do not appear compe
tent therefor. Suppose the mass of
vapor, heretofore presumed to have
been collected in the vicinity of moun
tains and highly charged with positive
electricity, is driven violently against
a mountain highly charged with nega
tive fluid, two material results immc-
diately follow rapid electrical inter
discharges between cloud and moun
tain (a spectacle not infrequent), and
;i suuueu inn oi temperature tnrougn
out tne mnss ot warm vapor upon con
tact with the cold mountain peak.
From observation, we know that these
phenomenas are followed by heavy
Having shown 'vhat conditions may
e.isi in iuc aimospncre lavoraoio to a
copious oisciiarge ot moisture, aud no
icu some oi tne continzencics unon
which such a result depends, let us see
it anoiner ana rarer element mav not
uu uccasiunany iouuu calculated to
still further intensify this result.
There is no reason to doubt that the
same phenomena, called water-spouts
at sea and whirlwinds on land, occur
in the clouds : indeed, from the tfti-m
and movements of certain storm-clouds
and from other facts to be noticed
presently, meir occurrence in Hie lilnh.
er regions ot the air may bo accepted
as a fact. According to Kamitz, a re
nowned German meteorologist, they
are due to two opposite winds passing
side by side, while Peltier and otlier
physicists ascribe them to electrical
causes. However, let one of these re
volving air-spouts invade a Yopor re
gion, such as we have described ; if not
already charged with moisture, it rap
idly becomes so, and, whirling about
with it masses of the contageous vapor
moves tnronzu the air with prodizious
velocity. Suddenly it plunges into a
com ntmospnero in the vicinity of the
mountain, wuen an immediate conden
sation of its moisture takes place, as
may be observed when a zlass receiver
containing vapor is plunged into cold
water. The moisture, however, is not
precipitated bnt supported by the same
buoyant force which curies objects up
from the earth in a whirlwind or sus
tains a column of water in a water-
pout at sea. The particles ot mois
ture greatly agitated aud moving upon
each other within a limited soace. enn-
lesce, and the process continuing, the
diffused moisture, by fheforco of co
hesion and the centripetal powers of
the whirl-storm, rapidly approximates
the form and condition of a volume of
water. At once by the concussion of
lightnings, or by collision with a
mountain peak, or by tho internal
pressure of the mass of water.the aerial
watcr-spont bursts into fragments, and
precipitates its contents to the earth.
According to this theory, the statement
of not a few eye witnesses ot cloud
bursts that water falls as if the bottom
hail tumbled from an aerial lake, has a
good foundation in fact.
Pi of. Silliman declares that water
spouts are in great pait formed of at
mospheric water, as is shown by the
fact that water escaping from them is
not salt, even in the open sea. From
this it appears that a water-spout be
comes charged with water in tho
clouds, and if, instead of descending
to fhe ocean. It should pass over land.
such a result as we have described
would be extremely probable; or the
water-spout may orizinate. as we have
shown, with equal probability, over the
this theory of the cloudburst, the oc
currence of similar phenomena at sea,
and the positive statements of persons
who profess to have beheld water, as it
were a lake falling irom tne sicy, mere
is the well-attested fact that large vol
umes of water have descended to tho
vallevs so suddenly as to preclude the
belief that they proceeded from show
ers, however copious.
Professor Thorold Rogers of Oxford
University. England, has made up a
curious return of the proportion of do
mesticated live stock to the population
in the most prominent countries in
the world. It shows the following re
sults: Great Britain has one cow to every
twelve persons, a sheep for everybody,
and one pig for every six persons.
Franco has a like proportion of sheep
a double share, comparatively ot cows,
bnt only one pig to six persons.
The Swedes have a cow Between
three and one-half of them, a sheep be
tween two and three quarters, nnd a
nlz to a baker's dozen.
There aro as many sneep as mere
arc Norwczians In Jforwav. when they
are all at home, and two and a half of
them arc tho Norwegians entitled to
a cow. Thcv can have one nnd one
eichtecnth of a pig each.
Denmark has a cow for each per
son, as mauy sheep as persons, and a
pig for four nnd three quarters per
sons. Prussia, with her usual uniformity,
has an uniial number ot cows and pigs,
one to every five inhabitants, besides a
sheep apiece all aronnd.
Wnrtcraberg has a quarter as many
cows as people, a sheep to two and
three quarters and a pig to seven.
Bavaria rates the same ns Wnrtcm
berg, as to cow?, nnd sheep, nnd is as
much better off for pigs ns one-fifth is
better than one-seventh.
Saxony has a sheep and a pig for
even eizht persons, and a cow for
every six.
Holland has a cow to fonr, a sheep
to four, and a pig to twelve persons.
Belzlnm. a cow to six, a sheep to
nine, nnd a pig to eight (which is an
Austria has a cow to six persons, and
a sheen and a niz to even' five.
Switzerland rens np to the Swedish
standard on cows, one to three nnd
one-hall persons, and has a sheep for
five and a pig for seven and ono-hnlf
We Americans close the list with a
cow for every four of us a sheep apiece,
ono pig to every one and one-hair.
IleJmbold in an Insane
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 14. Mr.
Henry Helmhold, the former proprietor
of manj' patent medicines, nnd who
kept a largo house on Broadway, has
been sent to an insane asylum in this
city. Ho recently returned irom i-.it
rope and has been temporarily stop
ping hero. In conversation with a re
porter ho told wonderful tales of what
lie proposed to do in tho future, anu,
for a man whose business has been
wrecked, spoke profoundly confident,
On Wednesday last two physicians ex
amined him nnd pronounced him in
sane. They then mado affidavit beloro
nn alderman, reciting the result of the
examination, and yesterday Mr. Helm
bold was removed to pr. Kirkbridc's
or. If .MIS. POPE.
via settlers Ite-Union, Bur-
tng the St. Joseph JExposi
it on.
The following wc think of sufficient
interest to publish entire. It will
pay a perusal:
White Haix. Cottage, Aug. 16, '75i
uah l &ULLIVAN-. Sec'v Old Set-
TLfciw he-union, St. Joseph, Mo.;
Bear Sir In reply to your invitation
rcqucstlnz mv nresenen .if thn nnt.i
outliers- ue-union," permit me to say.
, v4 " ' tuw V1U
iu5 aosenco oi my son, A. ti.
rope, who is now on a visit to Texas,
I am compelled to decline the ilisfin.
guished favor extended me by the ofll-
Mirfi ff Un r r. , T -. J - . ...
" iiocuuiunuii. regret mis
from tho fact of tho real pleasure it
would nfford mo of meeting
in this life with the men and women of
ycjoiuen timc.v In rehearsing thehis-
tory-oi tne -golden past," and also to
enjoy tho happiness that necessarily
follows the association of the n.isf. wUh
tho present. But as it is impossible
iur mo w oo mere, still it I can add
anything of Interest to tho " re.nnlnn 1
by giving you a few incidents of my
chequered life", I certainly will contrib
ute at least mat tuucii. In the sum
mer of 1772, my father. Francis T.ir
together with sixty other familes, left
Rockingham county, West Virginia, in
pursuit of homes in the wilds ot Ken
tucky. They landed in the latter State
in the month of October, following mi
settled near what Is now known as
urao urcuaru. Un the 12th day oi
aiarchi lua, I was born. Soon after
the arrival of this small colon v i n KVn.
tucky, they concluded to divide equal
i ...i . i . . . ... t
i.t , iwmruux'on uiirry inmiiies under the
leadership of Daniel Boone, crossed tho
Kentucky river at Boonsboro and trav
eled inn southerly direction, towards
what is now known as Fraukfort. The
remaining thirty families ander the
leadership of James Scoggs, removed
to the south side of the Kentucky river,
but finally moved toward Lexington,
where we again joined Boone and his
company. Tho Indians were not very
troublesome until about fouryears after
our arrival in Kentucky. About that
time they began to show a hostile spir
it, which compelled the settlers to con
centrate their forces and "fortnp" for
defense. But to be brief; for fifteen or
sixteen years of my life I saw little else
save fighting the Indians, hence, j-ou
may imagine my life was somewhat
monotonous. The forts were then va-
ited and stronz neighborhoods form
ed. Abraham Lincoln, Sr., and family
constituted a part of the company that
moved from Virginia at the time my
father left there, and his farm in Ken
tucky (or what was then called farms)
was contiguous to my father's. I have
been in his house very mnnv
times, and was sixteen or eighteen
ears old when Abraham Lincoln, ir..
was born. I have oftentimes nursed
thu dead President, which in itself w.i
not then nor is It now anything rtra-
oiYfnpru..for he wassiraplya baby and
a terribT!?JS't2JJiurth!it. When T
waa.A5flnfv - ' "uu "T , " -
months after our marriage, i rcmain-
ed a widow eighteen mouths and was
again married to Thos. Pope, with
whom I lived upwards of sixty years.
Seventy-five years of my life I lived in
Kentucky, my constitution not being in
the least impaired by age. My husband
concluded he would move to Missouri,
whereupon, the necessarj' preparations
beinz made, wo started and lauded in
Holt county, near Mound City.' Two
years nfter my husband died, I contin
ued to live in iioit county till my
"baby," Andrew L. Pope, came forme.
I say "baby" from' the fact that he is
my last child ana is now in ins nity
sixth year. I have had ten children.
seven boys nnd threo girls, and between
fifty andsixty grand, children. For an
old ladv. I am said to be quite active;
I have never had occasion to use spec
tacles, although I have had several
pairs still I can see ns well, or better
to-day with the eyes God gave me. than
I can with artificial appliances. I can
knit now three pairs of stockings a
week, and np to three years ago, could
spin twelve hanks of yarn a day, aud
conld wfeave eight yards of six hundred
llax linen, sinco l nave uecn at my
son's, A. L. Pope. I have walked one-
halt mile aud back without stopping.
My health is sood and my appetite fine
and if I live would like to go to the
Centennial next year. In short, I don't
feel very old, nnd like to talk or the
past very much. I had nearly forgot
ten to sav that I am the fifth person
that united with the reformations under
the preaching of Wm. Sherman. We
well know them ns "Shcrmanites,"
which soon changed into "Campbel
lltes." Perhaps it would not be amiss
for me to recapitulate a little by adding
that I was the second girl bom in Ken
tucky, the first beinz Lavina Whitley,
who was afterwards Mrs. McKinney
and who died at Independence. Jackson
countv. In the year 1873. The first
white male born in Kentucky, was
Enoch Boone, who died In Meado coun
ty, Kentucky, near the month of Atlcr
creek, about tno year loo or ibuo. j
have thus far given yon a short sum
mary of my life. Hoping it may meet
your approval, I remain, &c,
Elizabeth Pove.
A Rich Sulphur Bed. The San
Francisco Chronicle states that a great
discovery of sulphur has .been made on
Rabbit Hole Mountain, thirty miles
irom tho Humboldt House on the Call
fornla Pacific Railroad, in Humboldt
County. Nevada. A company Is engag
ed in working it. The mountain is a
mass of sulphur, and, so far as worked,
yields ninety-two to ninety-six per
cent, of the puro article, it is snipped
in Its crude state to the Carson and San
Francisco mints at tho rato of ten to
twenty tons per week, and Is used In
the manufacture ot sulphuric acid. It
is preferred to the nrticlo imported from
Sicily and Japan for that purposs, nnd
also by farmers for making a wash for
sneep. Tiiousanus o: tons are in signt,
Tfie company have laid out a town at
their works, and christened It "Infer
no." A few nights since as a Chinaman
was going up Elizabeth street east, ho
east, ho walked against a ropo which
Foino bad boj'H had stretched across
the walk. "John" fell on his hcad.roll
ed over, lost tho clean shirts In the gut
ter, and limped sadly homo. Since
that night every Chinaman in town
walks in the middle of tho street and
steps high, and whan asked to explain
they rcplv, "No como flip Hop ou this
man Fj)ctroit Free Press.
TEHMS : 81.60 per
o(t (iottitii) irccfert).
urcmt judge Henry S. Xellsy,
iuagiesamau DSYid IMS.
Sen"r A. E. Wyatt,
Representative John Behranti.
County Judges, Eidtaxd CoUison.
George Anderson.
San. VaaWoraer
County Clerk Join H. C. Cnrtli
Sheriff , S. T. LutM
collector Wm. O. Mclntrw
County Treasurer Levi Orea
Circuit Clerk Wm. A. Gardner
recorder of Deeds Wm. T. T&jlor
-4r Geo. W. Xenlmer
Probate Judge B. IL BtUMl
Prosecuting Attorney James TJmhird
surveyor ft Koad Com Joel Hester
public Administrator Wm. Hawkins
Coroner Eenben vino.
Church & Society Directory
Cbnreb Directory-.
o v. uwKiia
' tTf m ,h. mannsM r 1 . .
' Vnt fiimalclnii. Hi. .aml.lln. r i
t . .
CHRISTIAN niirenr rr a . i
" vKvaw.., II lit, JX UUUa
ner. Pmtor. Preaching the fourth Lord's day ot
TV. ..WW C.JK. OUCiti
meeting atflA.x.. and Sunday School at 2: 30
r. it. or each Lord's dajr.
Uerman 31. E. CbHreb, H. Fiegenbanm,
Taator. Services, in the lorenoon ofeTerr Sab
bath. Sunday School at 9 A. M. Prayer meet
ing, Wednesday ere, at early candelightin?.
Presbyterian Chnrch. .T. S. Mri-innr.
pastor. Preaching every Sabbath morning and
eTenlng except on the first Sabbath of each
month. Sunday School every Sabbath morn
ing. Prayer meeUng every Wednesday eecn
Ing. Strangers u well as citizens are cordial
ly Invited.
ill. E. AppoIntfflenU-OregGH Circuit.
Itev. W. L. EDMONDS, V. C.
OrpffAn. ami !hl S.liH.th. .f u
and 8 r. u. Prarer Mettlnir ,rr 1 hn.v
night. Sabbath School every Sabbath at 8 o'-
Fairview 2nd Sabbath at 10K a. v. and i
it. 8abbith School at U,1,' a. m.
nicnviiie un s aia saoDains at 10'! a. k.
Pierce's tlh Sabbath at t r. v.
Forbes 1th Sabbath at 8 r. u.
Pollock's Sth Sabbath at 4 r. it.
Doctor Callen trill hold services as follows:
l?lhi..l1i . . G.hk.11. .1 T i. . . . ... .
2nd Sabbath at 10f a. jc. Oregon, 3rd Sabbath
at 3 P. . Fairvienr, 4th Sabbath at 10K A. X.
Oreiron Lodge. No. 133. A. F. A. 31.. meet
lit Monday and 3d Saturday In each month.
Holt Council. So. 13. Uia.M. meets the 4th
Tuesday in each month.
Key Stone Chanter meets the 2d Tncadav in
each month.
1. U. O. F. Oreiron Lodre. So. St. mr.li
every Wednesday evening. Kncampmeut So.
43, the Snt i'riday and third Monday of every
Vound City Lodge So. 231. A. F. A. 31..
meets Saturday on or before the full moon of
each month, and each Saturday night two
vi ctA3 lucrcjkiicr.
v... " .- .jwiifec, .u. .., A. V. V. A.,
meets every Friday evening at the Court House
Members from otlier- Lodges In trim,! atmUm-
illlVtt ltran.h T mIh J3I T f I , f
invited to a seat in the Lodge
1J. r. LKiYlS, W . U. T.
v. u. iivaxb, iieo. oec,
uraig Louge, iso.
211, i. O. O. F..
H pZ-- J meets every Saturday
VS a evening, at Odd Fel- .
Iowa' Hall, All brethren In good standing ore .
Prompt attention given to all business entrusted
to his care. Omo
Dasikl Zook,
Tuouis 11. Pasbuii.
Sit. Joseph, Jlo.
Uregon, no.
Zook Sc Iaxrif3li,
Attorney & Counselors at Law
Prortiri. In all the Courts af North West Mis
souri, North East Kansas, Southern Nebraska
and western lowa.
Pmmnt attention eiven to all Business entrust-
sd to tlieir care, and special attention given to
couecuons. j
HenrY Sliutts,
Attorney at Law . Office. Kaat Side Palillo
square, vrvgon, iuauuxi. ja
' M. H. SOPER,
Real Estate Agent
Conv eyance
tne l'atenu lor uovcrnmeni Limu uave uceu
regularly Issued.
Call at County Clerk's Office and si J Abstract
or Lands in Holt county not raiemeu.
Office at Court House with County Clerk.
. an
Attorney at Law
n-li.r. hn ri4liliHl ami nrartleeil law for more
than twenty-live years, he takes this method of
Inrormlng uls old lrieniis mat ne nas openeu a
Law Office lu Oregou, near tne Northeast cor
ner of the Public tmarc, across the street from
the City Hotel in a Northeasterly direction,
where lie can nearly always be found. He will
tractlce lu all the Courts of Holt and adjoining
ounties All business entrusted to hU care
will be promptly attended to. And he hopes
that by reasonable charge aud close
attention to business to merit a siare of pub
lie patronage. . ..... ,
Reference : All the old settlers of Holt, and
acquaintances elsewhere. s-y 1
Barber and Hair Cutter,
u, Ttsrlu-r Khoii Is located on West Side ot
Pnbic Square, Oregon, Mo.
In connection with my barber shop, I keep
Cizarc, smoUaz ail Cnswiiz ToDacco,
of best grades, constantly on hand.
All who Indulge should avail themselves or
the opportunity of calling at my stand.
Annum, invariably in Advance.
Plysiik ii Sirgtoi
Will promptly attend to all professional calls
us j or mgnc.
Office, West Side Public Square, Oregon, Mo
tT9Dlsasea of Varan and CalldH. av
specialty. sstf
Oalee, Koora No. 2, K, Van Busklrk'a
I-aw once, Oregon, Mo.
IT.rirf. n......,!. 1 1 . ... ...
Oregon, Vfould respectmlly invite all those
hHlnirvntt tnHnln hi. ...... r. . i i..i..vi
a call. Having bad twentv run' tinriin
1 i- r i L VUI Jcars experience
the East, be believes he can give satisfaction.
TXTILLIAM HAWKINS, Public Admlnlstra.
' a-uuuo a. ueai uuie Agent,
Merchant Tailor,
TJ AVINO purchased back m- entire stock
from fl rlMr.n T .. . 1
to do all kinds or work on the shortest notice.
Come gents, present your orders.
Cutting Done on Short
West Side Public Square; one Door South ol
i rice nouse, uregon.
jHsticc of tbe Peace, Xotary
a naiiu laaurHHCe JkgKXkXf
and Cenveyancer.
Craig, - - Mlttourf.
wilt make Collections, take Acknowledgments
nt . ttan.l HMrnll .1 .. . . I
business la his line that may be
entrusted to him. 12tf
Haw Fitttl u ail B-FaiM lis oil staii of T.
mm, (i Hal! street in Us
Keep constantly on hand a fall and Complete
Assortment orxirug and Uedlcincs, together
with a full supply of
Dye SluKs,
Glass er all Size,
PalnfB, Herse aad 8cthb
Brills ics, ef all Minds. Gfaua.
Oil, Perfumery,
FlHid, Spices
of all
Cigars, Tobacco, Teas,
all kinds of Canned Frnlt.
Pure Wines & Lipors,
for Medical Purposes only.
Dr. Johnstun being a regular practicing Phy
sician and Experienced Druggist, will cart ful
ly make, or compound all prescription sub
mitted to his care.
44ms Craig, Ho.
Please bear in mind that
Challongea tho World to Seat His
Paragon Flour,
Manufactured at Gullllama' Mill. 2H miles
t. . . ot .ms.
Will satlsly tho most fastidious that it
Is the best because it is mauafac
tured from selected wheat and
expressly for
Paragon Flour
Is Warranted to give satisfaction
Paraffoii Flour
And do net lie put off with aay
otner Kina.
Abo the best
Always on Hand.
This flour Is kept at the following places:
Charles David, Craig; Emmert & Co., Corning;
Wm. liUklua, ui tfewj.
4ltf P. O. Box 100, Craig, Mo.
Crixig", IMCissonri,
DISE. Would reipcotlully call the attention of the cit
izens of Holt County to the fact that we have a
tine stock of Uoods, and are selling for cash to
suit the bant times, you have heard low Pri
ces and Bottom figures, but come and see for
yourselves . We buy everything the farmar has
to dtsuose of. and nay highest cash price. We
fear no competition, we are used to big guns
and don't fear none.
Come and see and we will give you satisfac
tion. Very Kespectfully,
U. I. WARD & Co.
Tiio Holt Cannty Sentinel
Not By anlnch lg meant an inch down tha
column, which will embrace twelve lines -t
solid type or this size.
One Inch, three months, $ 3 W
One Inch, six months, 5 04
One Inch, one Year 8 AO
Two Inches, three, months, 5 25
Two inches, six months, 7 M
Two inches, one year, Is 00
One-fourth column, three months 15 04
One-half columns, three months 20 40
One-half column, air month 8S 00
One column, on. year 85 OO
Advertisements for a shorter cerlod than
three months, 41 50 for first Insertion, and 75
cents for each additional Insertion.
Legal advertisements, the rates are the game
as fixed by law.
s-speciai rates to regular advertisers .
II. S. Hope.
Notary Public, Real
Estate and Gener- .,
al Collection
Alt hnitTiMt ratmtkil .n V 1 - t f V
fully and promptly attended to. Self
T H 3B j
The only flrst-clau 8otd la tte ciry. '
West Side J?ubuc Sqcxsd,.
furnished and In good condition, by the old
J. T. Ho-welL,
THK underilgned haviag fltttd np a large 'and
commodious stable with aivhw-t tt.'ac-.
commodatlon of the public, with new stock and
all the appointments, of Hrlt-class livery, is
well assured that,- he can. give satisfaction to all
who favor him with their patronage.'
lacks, faniiges, Biggies urf MtVle
Ims i fer lire at alTlMrs. ,
Drivers furnished for Hacks and Carriages .. 1
when desired.
A i Duly Line of Hacks .
Carrvlnsrthe mail and na&snrerahtwn fW.
gon and the K. c. St. Jo. & v. It: Eallroad,' at '' '
Forest City, and making connection with U
passenger trains, is run by the proprietors.
..vPOSXEB.&BRO.,-?op.,iku t
aoirr. xosTceux&T
x. a. xosxas
Montgomery L Norman,,
Loan Money, Bay Notes, Diaw Drafts on na
pupM.u4cs. vAiiecuons maae. rT i axes
; forXoa-BealilenM. Loans negotlatedji
Zon BealKrftr. and InvestnMnhiV
Hiss Belle Johnson,
MISS JOQDSOO TTUOrs IU iniuim w T "7
fiWff SiJJf ?.7,SiTfltlowed
. ? a - - J m
Dressmaking. Cnttlng-and FUUng for-manr
tearioereVis confident that she can gireen-
SSSSi be for the prnt at taerjai-.
delleeof Mr. M.U. 6oper,iaortkEtpartot,
,hItoS also agent'for Kb.1.1. '
ImproT4rniUyDresaColdt ,. t
Ir. J. Callen.
h y s ician.
West Side. PbiMIc swe,
T. . COUfflS,
And Boal Sstate Agent.
OrEtcE, w Frascu Sibxxt bitw. 3rd ith
Will attend regularly all the Courts at
Oreron Holt County Missouri.
Pays special attention to the Collection of
Debts, Buying and Selling Beal Ijtsle, Realise
Houses, &c.
Has for sale several thousand acres of good ,
"i .k. t unit muitv. Mlsaooxi. also
several well Improved farms. 6ome of tsesa
lands wut be sota on long uc.
. . . j .w- KMK1ti that I
I tsie pleasure m ioioriuiuK f-- y -
has been morougnij "U"'"",V" nalni
at considerable .X. and IwlgW
or exiwnse in muiuti , iTil,,. .
py who may call upon me there.
W see all my old Vilinds when visiting Denver.
Charges reasonable Tnrletor.
4 J M -
l illiiier SIiop
The undersigned has opened a full line of en
tirely New tloods, and wiU seU them at price
to uit tbe times. Ladies' call and es amine my
stock beroreyou buy. at my old Ureas Making
Stand, Forest City, Mo.
43tX E. A. CAHW.
Physician, SHrseoB and omtet
rician. OrFlCI AND KjtSUSXSCS !
Mr. Meister's, New Point, M.

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