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THE Tit ami: Yes, he evr a "tramj'" Hut IlH wam't uo heami, Wor J::. Nor he wasn't no sliirlf, "Cause ho was out of wiirl: TvraPii't no fault of an 2 Jim ivor a brick And couldn't he " K'.ickV" Wnl. now, you jist bet ! JSut, I'm telling you, Hub .list 'cause ii was a " ub" lie couldn't yit iznich lo "But." Ws, bo saw hard times And the little dime Didn't come very f.iBt, Ilr couldn'tit a "hit," fc'o ho had to git And go " ou the ro;id" at last. He got clean busted. So wo j;ot and diluted Me and Jim. Y hoc, I W3B bis jiard, And we lvl nee timet) ha-d. o I knot? him. Bi:t what'd hocjto?" 'Bout tholoa of faro. He'd never complain. And many a nisjht With iiary n bito lie's slept out in tbo rain! And when I wR tick with the chills Didn't ho pay all tbo bills 1 Vial, you bet ho did ! And h carried my bag, .Every darned rap; When wo " tlid !" That's "caiiKe I ivas weak Gol ! I could hardly apeak. But lie had I ho grit, And when we t-truck this place, And Jim ;ol a " case," II left and nve me the " s:l I" And, now, wiien he's off on a tramp And mo tho darned cca:nj Can't oven got a letter to hinr, It gives u:o iho crampw To hear jou talking of tramps ' "Caus-jono of 'em is Jim 1 Ftaak 1 A nnAruwj in t!w Kcwspuyr ltrjiortcr. A JURYMAN'S STORY. 15Y A NEW YOItir 2I!?iC!IAIT. We had been out of court tweuf.y iViiir hours, and stood eleven to one. The case was a very plain one at least, to see to his horse. The poor animal, we eleven thought so. A murder of as well as I could tee by ike dim star peculiar atrocity had been committed ; light, seemed to have betn hardly used. and tnough no eye had witnessed ino deed, circumstances pointed to the prisoner's guilt with unfailing cer tainty. Tho recusant juror had stood out from the first. Ho acknowledged the cogency of tha proofs, confessed his in ability to reconcile tho facts with the defendant's innocence, and yet, on every vote, went steadily for acquittal. His conduct was inexplicable. It could not ( result from a lack of intelligence ; for, while he spoko but little, his words were well chodeu, and evinced a thor- ough understanding of tho c.ise. Though still in tho pnme of man- hood, his loek.iwerc prematurely white, and his face wore a singularly sad and ; thoughtful expression. Ho might be one ot tnose wno entertained scruples . m a drawer m which I kept my own as to the right, of society to inflict the , valuables. I found the horse as I had death penalty. Hut no, it was not that ; left hira, and gave him the food which for, in reply to such a suggestion, he 1 he was now sufficiently cooled to he al irankly admit led that brutal men, like lowed to eat ; but his muster was no- the vicious brutes they resemble, must be controlled through fear, and that dread of death, tho supremo terror, is, ( in many caseo, tho only adequate re-; straint. j At the prospect of another night of fruitless impriaoumcnt wo began to I Crow ,n,pf,nt ouatulalcil j warmly against what seemed an unrea- j enable capt.ousuess ; and some not . over kind remarks wero indulged in as : lo t oath e impropriety of trifling with an that under which we were netinrr. T"i my COn- ...,-.., muui, uui jl uiuuc, iiuew wo nau sep-1 juror, out patiently awaiteu our uis- "Aud yet, tho man answered, '.-, x i- i , f 1 . , . . , , , . , . ' arated. xwas toe tast person known to ; charge, on the ground ot inability to as though communing with himself, ! ,n -M, v- ,w1 til , "n. I ue with inm, and I was now arrested on agree, which camo at last. rattier cuan repelling tne imputation, e i - . , . . . , , . . , .... . suspicion of his murder. A search ot , The prisoner was tried and convicted ourrence in a verdict aproved by mvi.i mi - : - i . . , ... 11 tuted. The watch was lound in the juugmeut. Jaow can that bo queried several j.1 once. Conscience may not always dare to ! iollow judgment. "But he- she can know no other . SUKle. . J once would havo said the same." ; Anil What has ehuiioivi vnnr ! , P.. S 1" ! The speaker's manner was visibly agitated, and wo waited in ailenco the explanation which ho seemed ready to give. Mastering his emotion, as if in answer to our looks of inquiry, ho con tinued : " Twenty years ago, I was a young rna: just beginning life. Few had j brighter prospects, aud none brignter ! hopes. An attachment, dating from j ano her, camo to light, low mutterings for tbi afterv?ards.-C7en. Schcnck cmldhood, had ripened with its object, j gradually grew into a clamor for ven- j Qn 'jraw-Iolcr " Thcro had been no verbal declara-! geance ; and but for the firmness of ' tion and acceptauco of lovo no formal one man tho officer who had me in ! "A clergyman" suggests ocean im plighting of troth ; but when I took ; charge I would doubtless have paid ! mersion as preferable to cremation, my departure to seek a home in the , the penalty of my supposed offense on i He says "Funeral steamers might bepro aisiant West, it was a thing understood, j the spot. It was not svmpathy for me vided, which, proceeding to a distance that when I had found it and put it in j order, she was to share it. Life in tho forest, though solitary, is not nec essarily lonesome. The kind of society afforded by Natmo, depends much on one's self. As for ine, I lived more in i the future than in the prcsant, and Ilope is an ever-cheerful companion, As length the time came for making the fin'il i)ayment on the home which , I had bought. It would henceforward . bo my own ; and, in a few more months, my simple dwelling, which ' I had spared no pains to render: i inviting, would bj graced by its mi- ; tress. " At tho Iand-ofiiee, which was some sixty mile3 off, I ni-;t my old friend, George C . He, too, had come to I seek his fortune in the Wedt ; and we .were both delighted at the meeting, , lie had brought with him, he said, a sum of money which he desired to in- j vest in land, on which it was his pur- j pose to settle. I expressed a strong I wish to havo him for a neighbor, and ! gave hivn a cordial invitation to aecoin- j pany me home, giving it as my belief 1 that he could nowhere make a better selection than in that vicinity. He , readily consented, and wo set out to- ; gether. We had not ridden many miles, i when George suddenly recollected a commission he had undertaken for a ; friend, which would require his attend- I anco at a public laud sale on the follow- j ing day. Exacting a promise that he ! would not delav his visit longer than . necessary, and having given miuute ! directions as to the route, I eonthi ! uedmy way homeward, whiie he turned back. ! " I was about retiring to bed on the night of my return, when a sunimoi.s from without called me to the door. A i stranger asked shelter for himself and ; his horse for the night. I invited h:ni i in. Though a stranger, his tace seemed I not unfamiliar. If e was probably one of the mm l nact seen at iMt lnna-L-flicc a place, at that time much fre quented. Offering him a seat, I went His panting sides bore witness of mer citers riding ; and a trrmulous shrink ing, at the slightest touch, betokened recent fright. On re-entering the house, I found the stranger was not there. His absence excited no surprise ; he would doubtless soon return. It was a little singular, however, that he sh'-uld have left his watch lying on the table. "At tho end of half an hour, my guest not returning, I wt nt again to the stable, thinking he might have found his way thither to cive personal attt-n- tion to the wants of his horse. Before going out, from mere force of habit for wo were as yet uninfested by either thieves or policemen I took the pre- caution of putting the stranger's watch where to be seen. As I approached the house, a crowd of men on horseback dashed up, and I was commanded, in no gentle tones, to ' stand !' In ' another moment I was in the clutches of those who claimed me as their ' pris- oner.' ; 1 toQ m ,,ch sUpeneu at fivofc to ' ask what it all meant x did ao ftt asfc ; and the eXpianftt5on Came-it was ter- I ril)le , M frf j wkh . j 6Q . lately set out in companv.had been found ! murdered and robbed near the spot at , i-t nrPm vn! innnoili'iifolTT incfi. drawer in which I had placed it, and , wan identified ax iho. nmnerhi nf murdered man. His horse, too, waj I found in my stable, for ths animal I bad just put there was none other, recognized him mvself when I saw him in the light. What I said, I know not My confusion was taken as additional n,lm,n., a,,a .-.t- in. t r.:.i , u wvu, lcutitx,, x mu command language to give an intelligent statement, it was received with sneers ul luureuuu. 1 " The mob spirit is inherent in man- j at least, in crowds of men. It may not , always manifest itself in physical vio- lence It sometimes contents itself j with lynching a character. But what-1 ever its form it is always relentless, j pitiless, cruel, As the proofs of my cuilt. one after i that actuated my protector. His heart J was as hard aa his office ; but he repre sented the majesty of the law, and took a sort of grim pride in tho position. 1 T X 1 1-.. i i ' i i i ii -i t As much uudcr no glauco of his cyo as before the mnzle of his pistol, the cowardly clamours drew back. Fer- haps they were .ot sufticiently nuiner- ous to feel the fill effect of that myste- rious reflex iufienco which makes a crowd of men k much worse, and at times so much biter, than any one of them singly. "At the end o some months my trial came. It could liavo but one result. Circumstances to plainly declared my gnju. I alone snow they lied. Tho absence of the jiry was very brief. To their verdict I pad but little heed. It was a single hid.ons word ; but I had long anticipated it, and it m-ido no im- pression. As ittlo impression was made by tho woris of the Judge which followed it ; and his solemn invocation that God might lave that mercy upon m0 which man vas too ,tsr" to vouch- sllfCt sounded lib the hoilowest of hol- iow mockeries. It may be hard for the condemned criminal to meet death ; it js sLiIl harder foi liim who is innocent. tj10 ono j, $ie firsfc a.il0ek is over, acquiesces iu ins doom, and gives him- PCif to repentance ; tho heart of the other, filled with rebellion against man's injustice, can scarce bring itflf to ask pardon of God. I had gradually overcome this feeling, in spite of the tir,i iirfvninr's irritaliutr efforts. which were mainly directed toward ex tracting a confession, without which, he assured me, he had no hope to offer. " On the morning of the day fixed for my execution, I felt measurably re signed. I had so long stood face to face with deith, had so accustomed myself to look upon it as merely a momentary pang, that I no longer felt solicitous save that my memory should one day be vindicated. She for whom I hal gone to prepare a home, iml al ready found one in heaven. The tidings of my calamity had broken her heart. She alone, of all the world, lu-lieved me innocent ; and ehe had died with a prayer upon her lips that tiie truth might yet be brought to light. All th s I had heard, and it had soothed as with sweet incense mv troubled spirit. Death, however unwelcome the shape, was now a portal, beyond which I could see one angel waiting to receive me. I heard the sound of approaching foot steps, and nerred myself to meet the exnected summons. The door of mv ceI1 aml f i8 Shoriff cml his .lt. tendants entered. Ho held in his hand iV pnper. It was doubtless my death varrant. Ho began to read it. My thoughts were busied elsewhere. The word 4 full and f fee pardon,' u ere the first to strike my preceeumed senses, They affected thb bvstanders more th;m myself. Yet so "it was : wan pardoned for an oQcmc had never committed ! " The real culprit, none other, it is needless to say, than ho who sought and abused my hospitality, had been mortally wounded in a recent affray in a distant city, but had lived long enough to make a disclosure, which had been hid before tbo Governor barely in time t0 save me from a shameful death, and condemn mo to a cheerless and burden- some life. This is my experience. My judgment, as yours, ' in the case before XXO) lCila3 tO bllt one ooool0i, U.afc of the isoaer.s guilt . l)ufc uo lesg cou. fldent and apparently unerring was . :namm: that falaeI- moimcod mvown." Wo no longer importuned our fellow- at a subsequent term, and at the last moment confessed his crime on the scaffold. j)AAr;i:i; of hkttikh ox a More money has been lost in draw- 1 ' ing to aflush than in the Franco-German war. It is estimated in my country locoaaite mMc to tl where men are apt to reduce tho most loii arithmetical results -that over 500,000 negroes and 20,000,000 bales of cotton have been 1)et and lost by Loldor3 of aequsuces of four with tb0 cmuco of frying B . quint and fim fne flnsh Whether tho player gets hig llush fiUcd Qr nofc he is 8Ure tobefc. houce comes much Wuffl But for the cousc;ousnesg of hftvin bejm SQ near ft fl m aud misssed ft uunerves and betravs tbem A Sc-nator who has just failed to get th .- from land, could deposit the remains beyond tho reach of desecration, and whence injury could not result to the living." A WOMAX'S VEXUEANCE. The latest Story of woman's love and betrayal and elaborate vengeance comes e "o- -i nil i from Sieilv. Tho circus and menage- - rie there is there about tho same as i i ii u .- r ji here, and amosg the attractions of tho Show, 83 ill this country, the spectacle of somebody going into a cage of lion. and lashing tho boasts about is one which pleases tho carnivorous populace. In one troupe the heroine of this inci dent, a young woman named Fiorina, was tho person who acted tho part of lion-tamer. She had a lover, and she had learnod that ho was nutruo to her, having become enamored of another Woman. Then Mine. Fiorina planned' and executed a revenge on the faithless . , youth which was equally artistic, ara- , . . , . i-t-i ' matic aim complete. There had been i 1 j a performance of unusual brilliancy, in Which Fiorina had conducted herself so boldly among her dangerous pets that the peoplo wero wild with enthu siasm. She strode about aD.ong the howling boosts like Diana, and forced them by the tierce light in her eyes to submit to cruel lashings and to lie sup plicatingly tit her feet. The audience, sated v. ith even such a spectacle, finally withdrew, but Fiorina remained in the cage, and the lions stili lay restlessly at her feet. She finally stepped to the door and called to her lover. He came, and the conversation which ensued was very much to the point. " Do you love me?' queried the girl. The youug man responded in tho affirmative 'Do you know that I should die if you loved another ?" raid she, " but I should first kill you," she added. "How?" said he. "Thus," was the response of the jealous woman, as she threw herself! against him, precipitating him iuto the ! cage, and at the same tini3 lashing the ! infuriated Iwsts with her whip. Tho ! lions didn't fear any took there was m j the young man's eye, as they did tiie 1 woman's Slanc and, within five mm- j utes from the time ho was introduced j to them thej had torn the young fellow j in. piece., and so conducted themselves rjenerallv that the keeper felt there was no necessity for giving them any more meat. Fiorina, mfauwhile, gazed placid ly upon the horrible scene, and mani fested no ?mptoms of regret. Looking at the case irora a purely critical point of view there seems to be no doubt that she got, at least, even with her lover. .1 FELF Al'J'OIXTEJJ PEACEMAKER. While an old gentleman was standing near the nro built by the skaters on the bank of the Mississippi, a boy named Pat?v Lallv accosted him bv pokimr him in the ribs with his fist, and saying ; magistrate cf a police court, the other in a jovial tone : " How are you, old ' morning, to a prisoner. "I'm an ob gal ?" Tho old m n didn't like Patsy's , servationist, your worship." " An ob greetmg very well, but said nothing, j servationist ! What is that?" "One and Patsv thought it was all right. ' bo looks onnd in the daytime to see But a big Dutchman, who is employed wbafc he can stcaI at niSbt if ifc Phases in hauling ice, thought that this was vour 'orsaip. an insult to the old man, for which Tun Warden of the Ohio Penitentiary Patsy should be chastised, and seeing , has discharged the prison doctor and that no one was going to take the mat- detailed one of the convicts, who is an ter in hand ho determined to do it him- : educated physician, to perform tho du self. Accordingly Germany made a ties. The Warden claims that thereby break for Erin, caught and gave him he saves 1,500 a jear to the State, and several hard blows witii a heavy black- besides is sure that the physician will snake wagon whip, and then wont back , " always be within reach when needed. 1 to his work as if nothing out of hi.s or- The widower's grief has been pro dinary line of business had transpired. , jounced by competent authority to be The coolnes o: tho Dutchman aroused j lovely while it lasts, but it is not cou the anger of a colored gentleman named ; strncted to endure the rude assaults of Joe Johnson, who said that dat old j tirae. A Connecticut man, who only beer guzzler ain't got no license to do ; iasfc spriug threw himself upon the cold me dat way, I tell you," whereupon the 1 turf that trapped Lis beloved's clay, Dutchman, who had heard Joe's remark, aud wpt till his eyelashes fell out, has w.-ut for the gentleman and gave him a ' sjuc0 iati three women following him dose of the same medicine that he had , around for alimouv. given Patsy. Tho thing was beginning i to grow aerious, and no one knew whose i "DEAr' G.em& h set and T to grow &enous, aim uo one Knew wnose turn would come next, until a young man bv tho name of Warren, who had seen the whole transaction, said to one of his friends who was standing near : "I would like to know what right that big Dutchman has to take up for any one else?" Tiie Dutchman was just close enough to Warren to catch the meaning of his words, which he did not like. Ho had commenced the thing and he intended to carry it throngh. He advanced on Wairen, and after giving him a warming, again resumed his work ; and did not have occasion to leave his post again during the after noon. Cairo Bulletin. A very pleasant custom has for some time been in vogue iu London, which originated, wo believe, in Florence, of putting memorial tablets on houses where celebrities havo lived. Thus thero is one on Dryden's houso in Soho ; on that of Sir Joshua Eeynolds, in Leicester Square ; of Napoleon III., in King street, St. James', and in Holies street, where Byron was born ; but not half the houses deserving to be thus marked are commemorated. A writer on the subject observes : " Nothing could bo more fertile in interest than lo make our houses their own biogra phers, and it would be instructive, as well as interesting and graceful. " AX OLD LETTER. I thought that I had burned it years ao; Xml J't -'' i it lyim; lure. The int Iool: faded iu the laxnp-iisht's clow , , ., . ,, , , . , , And jt-t to m3 each wnttes word slants clear. I ! I thought that I had burned it years ago. ! T mjmJ mii )f the uiKh. Jt cjnfp to Hv happy heait was beating, beating ho! i 'I'e letter lay unheeded on lay knee. ! For what curtil I for letters on that eve? j I twirled it idiy In :i:y hands sgaiu. j Iet !?tters come or go, I frha'.l not grieve j Dut comes my lover's footfall, up the Iaiie! j I thought that I had burned it but tnat while j I sat aud listened for his tread, a ?ace, Till gon.e one stood beside nie with a smile. ! And said : " l'ou never read your letters, Grace ?' j thought that i had bur;:e-i it years ago; i But now I mind me. when the light words came 1 h'ar' f ld5n; ln !ovr And read niy lover hand had writ my name. His hand ! The letter came to me inMead . ,, .. ... Of hurrying footsteps up the moocut lane And came, and told me nevermore that tread Would turn my way, in ail the years, cgaiu. I thought that I had burned it years ago, I Aud 'hat tho fals-e, false love I had forgot. ! 3!ut see! I tracs the dim words in the glow, j And. Hugh, you see my tears are falling hot ! ! Urge me no more, Iear Hugh. You se, the past, I When it is dead, a wan ghoKt, wanoers on These cruel words have faded dim at laht ; lJat I you Fee, I loved him, years agone ! VA 21IETJES. A watch word Tick. Nkw name for fog Air apparent. Compliments Lies in court dress. The fool seeketh to pick a fly from a mule's hind leg. The wise man letteth out the job to the lowest bidder. fiDiD you break that window?' "To be sure I did," replied Fat ; "and didn't ye see me runnin' home alter the money to pay for it ? " "Am I not a little pale ? " inquired a lady who was short and corpulent, of a crusty old bachelor. " You look more like a big tub," was the blunt reply, Detroit boys do not cay "A stitch iu time Faves nine but yoll ont . "Here, mam, if yo don't yank this old rent together pretty soon the hole wiil bo ii vpr ,.nt,liP; " A iucii but parsimonious old gentle j man, ou being taken to task for his un- chaiitablene-ss, said, "True, I don't I give miic!: , but if you only knew how 1 it hurts when I give an.vthing, you wouldn't wonder' A Lonc.iNG-nousE fiend tells the story ; that in a recent thunder storm the war- i ring of the elements was so awe-inspir-! ing that the "hair in a dish of butter in ; the pantry turned completely white ! during the ni?ht. ! i "Wiiats your business?" 4Gaid the , " I thafc wheat 18 ! ' escIlmed a fai i lad lookin SnhWy from I wintlow- " Yes' love' how betlT a car- beantiful ! " says dear George, more intent on in sinuating his arm around a twenty-four-bone corset, "how like a a how like a dweam ! " " How like oats ! " retorted ' a lisg"Rd Granger, "them's oats, I vour!o man Tue kind of whi&ky they have in 'Frisco: "After that the cloth was took off, and the liquors war bro't in. And wot liquors they wuz, too ! The whisky wuz nono o' this yer kind that makes a man feel like sayiia' : ' I kin lick any son of a gun in the house,' and makes him smash things ginerally. No, sir. It war the kind that jist makes a man lift his glass up gintly, and say : Joe, old pard, I'm lookin' at yer."' A Chatham street dealer had what he called army brogans and cavalry boots. An ex-soldier purchased a pair of the latter one rainy day, but returned to the store within a few minutes, com plaining that tho soles were of paste board and had already soaked to a pulp. "Yot youvos done mit dem boots?" asked the dealer. "Why, I walked two or three blocks?" "Volk? You volk in dem boots ? Yy, dem vos gav alry boots ! " Sun.