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(inmgc County Observer,
Hillsborough, N. C.
THE OlUNr.j: foUNTY OIHI:VEK li pub-
-;, .t th -r, u.i'y sc.it of OrtnV-, an will
.i.r.'i. -i," j fv ui rlb-Ti f jr per anauoj i
r fi.ii'j ..r -51 iu nu.
. I; rrt;.'- .:n rjfs :n ;-rtel at' tlie rat0$l Ofl
h j'l ir; (iu H.'j '.) for Krt In.v;rtiij i, una M
i ' ' Ti r-- for ;ic i ul -Ut .nai insertion
I- N -i'-n rent, per lir.e.
A ,.X :inri; d'-ho'c yijur hubscrlptioa. h (6
or ! - lw, an j you are ru-l,-ctf ully re-
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T .!..!: -it win not be responsible for views
; ,! '.'! e.t,h-e.s-.j by correiriundtnta
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The Observer
Hillsborough, N. C.
Hill.!' Yoif selves by maMn? Money
h . jjU-h riiiihff lr, oit. red, th- r by
o.v k-. p i.ir p v. rt noin your nuor. Those
v. .iu u.w it y-, t.iki- a Iv.iht.i oi the od ( bam -est
' ii.(;ii.- th t iir!- on-M(l, t,'f-ii-iaily
' ' o w ailii.v. wi l 'hose wh ) not Im
I t -v- 'in. v in.i n in j o t rt y, V- want
n. ty ij.'-ii, v.i,(i-r, liny?, ;tni ui iu work lor
" ,! ''I 'hlli-l.-ovh l.-r.i it lo.H. The bu lh'-v3
Js 1 1 I' 1 tii in tfii t no-- i nllii trv wu,'fs.
" I 'i i to - h aii i icn ouifp ami uil I h t you
t. '!. .ti-.;. No oui- wi.iM-n .ik'-'.s lads to mike
! om tr V liio-'lv. oll i-nn i.i VnIP vruir
" -1 f hi I I I if U Or W I ir i. In w u II r . m. r., t,,n
"' s l-'ull int iun.i ion jitjii ai'j iu t ism'-ed d
mIiu'"'"' A "Jic VJI-N-'N xl'u., I'orilaud.
I Vltl IMI 151) iHTI.
Our Mottn: The bctt work at the
louMt possible price.
1' ts s i r f ly nfssary f r us to ?ny w. are
I ti r m pai ft i"r i i k u ll- Mne th.tn any
i Tire 111 (!, M.lte, ni . MX Wl). k i k 1 M1
til v;..in 'Nuuli i'vu'In i. l'.ui wv wl-,h 10
( ,i i! ;n i ! 1. 1 1' in i 1 1 v f t i ( ti at our fact It e-s ai e
Hi h it- tui I U'iIC l.h l .'.JJip' With 1 IW,
N r ti i mi,!i, id j.-'xnl work iiiid low" i riO'S
HV .;iv ItiCl! t I h i K Hid ,J(.h IIH''S. 'J he
1 iirvM .nut it Miiitrutl. 11,c lu t c in-
rtf .A-Mti tin. ii' t,f r'.ip'-i. Knipl y llu' hiiist
n ti n V t r i in n ami tlit'it'iui' nrt iy IdJ'
vi k i xiikj Mir vtMii.- jti icfi but Uract Ion.
rci 1 1 , 1 1 cKs ( f i vi ry klt.J In the neatest
I tl.f ai l.
nrul qiu'.lty,. made to onlor od
hut U
We ivw( a r.'tnploTo I'lriil'Ty In chnrpe of a
t!.ii ' uc i I n 'inp i t nt iii.ui. liri or i ' IkH'ks,
I o k tv lii!( Ho ks I.- 1kvis, Ihiy Hook.s, &c.
Iii.nl- at N-w itiK j r.cvJ.
.1 i;s our oriV is viui v o will rlvc yt u sat
n Aitns, itut i t.nrori i to,
HAI.K.f.ll, . f.
pKir.ulo m-liH'ss kn!W'n. fcvry
Ur t!i't;ii : I'.t.ii h"t rt tiu rt d Ho
i.r 1 1. M'U vi rytii u-. $;o . ua) uti'i up
?.!s Is ..ilv m.iiii' M.h (it f t.lU C avay
!;i h i. ii- i vi i ii-ttit. o risk
i 1 1 -w wo'kf'S al!te! t (Un't
ai .k:iiC fo: mi;. ;it t h- tiii.su s.
I.aP-s iii.ske
i tu h .t' tin h. 1 ti I a ouhtf
t y.s i cd vlr a
i. i en at ivv. N- r.e w o
s 1 i njuivHrs
'a 1- t i.:.ikt' ii ore loom- v-rv uv t Ua n cm
a. a t
.at ..tiyori na y enip'-eynu-n!.
at "t-rc w Ii tin 1 a ion r -.i 1
ic 11 U.M.Lr.Tr A v o.. lVrl-
t rtij on Draw Ins.
m.. : ax.l : nt ;vpt j a'.di n roller or fiac.fd.
v . Vi wva accord. np to rlze, rar-jirin
i :.. ft .:: I $ m- xtr :n h portrait, to fi5 and
u-r iir .,-. a i t hat Is bctxs ry ls kckx!
1 ' .. icr.p.i Muaii iikeuod io crk from.
a'Sf.u-t.cti, is tdwaj s feiiartu'-teod.
I li-IM. 1. II A II IUS. ArtlHt,
t hape. Hill. N.C.
t; 1 ( '('!!!.! tt:rrdhcd fr-e. wltb full ln
- 1 ' -iiiivuons ur .ii.du t uc the mo-t
; 1 f tli.it any c ur can en: In
ii-f t u n. is s to u-arn. ami t ur la
' ' ' -rt su sitiuil uno t-la n. th it ativ
f t
. i . k H-,itt punt Iroin lie t-n s'art.
ai. lai, w lK, s Willing to work. W.-U.CU
' ulaujti!. Iuas Mhd glr s can
a; st- iin -. Many baie made at itie bust
' ' ' 1-v l'U!,r-u oo .ars m a nicl w ek.
me Un- i , t , kt,,.Wii tvf. re. Aliwlii en.
i-a-,t- .if Mr ttd at ibe tits - ai d lapidt y
t .H:,: u i, y utile iu iii kf iiK.ne.). vu
f" U. r:.i,at.' !i ua- buMne-.s uu lug your p.tIe
U:..t -a vnutpo. t t u uo not i at to luve-t
va; ii-i. in w t take aii tb- r.s . lho?ewL
t.-'-ii riaiij mr lp.i , ttiuu d wr.tc to us at once.
Ai iuin si. a ifte. Aaures TiiUE CV.. Au-
How f-hitp the i-pire up n tbe bi.1 .
Tb-y me agairm. ihe HUoset sky
Liie mvt- rtf-8'i;p-!, trjat ea Iin pa-.t
; A hea of fiatae now anchored lie.
But lo '. a pilgrim In tbe ptb,
i Tbat dimlv t aced alon the ground,
Thro igb orchari, meadow, pastures bare.
Wind upard to tbe hJ top town.
Ab wtat i- life eare jast a path,
A ha ty walk for only one,
And cb Idbool, man'iool age, are fields
litiwten ua and the eettin eun.
Tbiit toiling traveler ga nt the hid,
lie weary wa t'je vi lage through ;
An 1 now be tjctms am;d tbe cioais,
Ah if t: h-aveu an aotel flew!
Oh LltHH th life tnat holy herd -Be'jou
1 ibe ridge pf deat'i i lw parsed,
A t-ba ed footpath i.ow, but merged
In ev tr.aft.ui; hfp at lat.
After the Fire.
TLc- lire, from which we date, in the
family, it bcinjr the fjreat event therein
for yeais seemtd at the time it oceurred
the climax of a series of misfortunes that
had been falling fur five years upon cur
devoted heads. f'
First, we lost a dear father, who left the
family alruidy mentioned namely, mam
ma, Meta, Fieddie, and myself. Meta was
but fourteen when father died, I twelve,
and Freddie but three years oi age. There
was no money for us alter the business
was closed, and mamma thankfully accept
ed an offer of her Uncle Gordon's to be his
nou.t keeper, and sj secure a home for all
of us. '
buch a home ! Uncle Gordon Crofts was
a man nearly seventy, strong and vigorous,
w itli a most ungovernable temper, miserly
ami t-uspieious, who had lived alone for
about forty years. What sudden spasm of
gmeioMty made him v,pen the doors of his
wretched, tumble-down old house to us we
never knew : but certainly he repented the
.irrangen.eut as soon as his proposal was
Not one meal passed our lips that we.
were not reminded of its cost ; not an arti
cle of our po ir clothing was renewed with
out detp t; roans over our extravagance;
and we w ere put out at ouce Meta and
myself to ham trades, 1 being appren
ticed to a milliner, Meta to a book-binder.
I know now that,. cant as our wages
were, tl.ey leally covered the expenses of
oin poor food and worse lodging, as for
poor mamma, with all the housework,
sewing, Washing, and cooking upon her
hands, surely she earned the Jittle she
Bur, in spile o our poverty and hard
. I- 4. . . .
modest, -and tender girl. I was never very
preity. '
ben Brent Ellis discovered Meta's at
tractioiis, she was eighteen, still working
as a bookbinder, in the place of business
which Btent's father owned. Old John
Eihs, atter storming and raging like a
maniac at the presumption of one of the
'hands1 in daring to be sufficiently attrac
live to win the love of the son anil heir of
hi? magnificence dismissed Meta at an hour's
notice. . . - .
As he owned the only bookbinding testab
lishi.e:jt in the town, ami Meta knew uo
other trade, affairs looked black
for us.
Bient himself was as true as steel, and
uai.ud Meta to mairy him at once. But,
in .pit e oi her gentkness, Meta had some
pride, and refused to enter a family where
she was not wtitome. Mother, too, at th.fi
crisis, inloruied Brent that his visits Jiad
1 cm r cu.-e, and Meta did not speak one
word of dissent.
1 stormed, of course. I always do storm
when 1 am angiy. But nobody ever came
lound to my opinion, no matter howl raved
and Johu Kills certainly did not. To be
ture, be did not hear nje, or that might
have made some dillereuce.
Midwmtir found us mikis strait. Meta
out ot employment, heloing mother about
lie house, and patiently bearing Uncle
Go; don's protests against htr idleness and
tine haly airs ; i trimming hats and meekly
haudtd over my wages to our uncle; Fred
die si ill at the town school, but with an
apprentice bhip looming up in the f-pring.
in January Uncle Gordon was taken ill
the tirt serious iliuess of hi life. He
would have no doctor until absolutely forced
, to call one in by increasi'm: pain and weak
1 tuss, and when the long delayed examina
tion was.ovii' it proved to have been made
too laic.
In just one .month from his first pain
our uncle tiled, leaving a brief will confer
iing nil b;s property, the house included
upxu our moihe-r, h;s "well-be loveel mece
buran Monem.M
But wlie-rj was the property ? Not a
shilling was eit poshed m tbe bauk, not an
inch et real esiaie was held in his name,
save the miseiai'le piece' f land um which
tlii bouse btotKl, and which barely yielded
vegetables lor l be table.
We lurneu the house upsLJe down auti
iiuide out, but not a coin rewarded our
. iu a ly, we satily eoc eluded that the mis
ery we bad seen? the lamentations we bail
herd.' were the result of real, eiowr.ngbt
i'"riy, and no, the mere pretences ot a
.a ml we strugt'led along somehow,
mo; her sewing a liuie, Meta doing house -w
i.iU, and I still at the miiiiner s. We
1 ebd net starve, that is the record of the
neAt lour months struggle for mere bread,
and the saving of actual eiieicuce, nothing
more. Auo, to cap the Ciimax, eaii.e the
tire. . -
it was a night iu Juue a clear, star
light night anei 1, though weary enough,
w 4s tkei U ss. Meta lay by my side, wake
ful as m)fclf, axd toidme, in soft whispers,
that t-be hael met her lovir that day, when
on some household errand, anil he urgeti
. he r sortSy to consent to marrj him, though
5 his. talhcr had not relent ctL-
I T t.ont know but I would." f said.
j After all, he is a man, and must be able
to care for yoa somehow. This life is kili
i ine vod."
Andr as I gp ke, Meta cried, T smell
smoke !
There it wa?, coming in at the cracks of
tbe worn-out door, little threads at first,
but filling the room rapidly.
We caught up some clothing andj-ushed
to the door. As we opened it, the flames
burst out on the landing and staircase, forc
ing us to retreat.
Mother and Freddie slept in rooms be
yond ours on the other side, and we rushed
across to them. It took but a moment to
rouse them, nnd we all four scrambled half
drcst-ed, from Freddie's window to a shed,
and po to the yard.
By this time the neighbors were awak
ened, aud the houses about us
, ing in the flames shoot' ng up from our old
uuusc io me sKy.
F ancy, if you can, the group we formed
as we huddled together in the yard and
watched evervthimr we owned nnnn rth
being licked up by greedy tongues of flame,
swallowed in clouds of smoke. Meta and
1 cou.d see our bedroom closet and the
scanty stock of clotbmg there, and Count
the dearly purchased articles as they were
consumed. j
"My poor black alpaca," Meta said,
watching the lurid trimming creeping up
the skirt. "We might have snatched that.
It hangs on the door."
"See my bandbox toppling over "lsaid.
"The bonnet will have liime-colored feath
ers in two minutes."
Mother was too much excited to share in
our grim jest ng, and Freddie was tremb
ling with excitement and terror.
The firemen did their duty bravely, but
were tooate to save anything, and dawn
found us homeless, with nothing left of our
bouse but blackened walls and a tall chim
ney, clearly defined against the rosy sky of
a June sunrise.
Then I shall love him all my life for
thit as Ve stood utterly desolate and
destitute Brent Ellis, who had woiked like
a giant at the fire engines, came, all black
ened and streaming with sweat, and said,
'Marry me, Meta, this hour, so that I may
have a right to shelter all of you. 1 have
a little fortune of my own' my lather cannot
touch, aud it will keep us frooi want if not
But Meta only thanked him gently, and
clung more closely to our mother.' We
began to realize the scantiness of our rai
ment in the daylight, and we wl-re glad to
accept the offer ot a neighbor for temporary
shelter. Others came forward, and We had
soon an incongruous assortment of cast-off
clothes at our disposal, and arrayed our
selves as we best could, presenting a ludi
crous appearance enough, if any oi us could
have raised spirits enough to laugh.
and enure destitution seemed to have fallen
upon us at last, afier our long tight with
that traditional wolf who had prowled so
near our doors for the la3t five years We
salted our cups ef charity-ofierqd coffee
with our tears and were blind to the
charms of hot cakes hospitably pressed up
on U3.
Ieighbor8 flocked in to oiler advice and
consolation, and we were touched by moat
generous e Hers of home aud food from se
veral, until we could ' look around."
Where ? What couid we look for? Our
only home lay in ashes, our sole possessions
were entirely consumed.
For three days we were numbed by de
spairing sorrow. "We11 meant the three
women, for Freddie seemed to look upon
tne w hole business as a pleasurable change
in the monotony of his existence. He had
not been so -well fed indeed, 1 may well
say stuffed in five years ; for all the neigh
bors callt:d him in, whenever he passed, to
offer tidbits. He had an entire suit of
clothes that were outgiown by one of the
richer boys, and, fitting Freddie, clothed
him belter than he had been clothed since
his father died ; and, best of all, he took
holiday, nobody having sufficiently recov
ered their wits to send him to school.
As. soon as the ruins of our home were
cold enough to admit of visiting, parties of
boys begau to dig in the ashes for half
burned property, aud Freddie harrowed our
sensitive feelings titty times a day by rush
ing in with buttons, scraps , of metal, and
ruined treasures of every description.
Meta and 1 summoned up sufficient en
ergy on the third day to visit my employer,
svho agreed to take my sister for a short
time ai saleswoman. We came t ak to our
tempoiary home, somewhat eacouiaged, to
find Brent had been there, and fully enlist
ed mamma on his side.
bile she was repealing his arguments,
and Meta lis.ened with a smile cf quiet
happiness at her lover's cous;ancy, Freddie
burst i:i.
' Come quick! quick:" he cried. "We've
found a big iron box under the chimney
place; I can't lift it, it is so heavy. Oh,
come I'
He was fairly dragging mamma from her
seat, and hastily throwing a sbawl around
her. she feltowea him, Meta and myself
bringing up the rear.
Truly enough, there was a large box un
eler the chimney p.ece, in a hollow, bricked
all arounu, which had evidently h.ui an
t peniug we had never seen. It was large
aud heavy, iequirmg the united forces ot
in. family to pub it trom its resting-place,
and carry it to the barn, where we put it
aown upon the hour.
Theie was no key, but a strong lock, and
after long deiiberaiiun we sent lor a hatchet,
and by dint of much persevere nee and
strength burst it open. Within as- by
tat nine we half expected we found Uu
cie Gordon's hoarded treasures. Bunds to
the amount oi ten thousand pounds, one
hundred and twenty pounds in gold ; a case
of uncut gems, not. very v&iobie ; a pick
age of private, letters ; an o.Mfaahiuned
aicii and chain, anuia cuiniatux? poruait
of a iaay, e penmg ou a teid for our specu
lations a to some romance .of the past we
ad never suspected m our Uncle's hie.
There was no one io dispute our mother's
claim to the property, all safely depositee!
in bank
t ... . . ' vul ir-juoies
."M - W UtCi. ,
JOnn tllis whom T tita
nd sh,li while I Hve mu
in a few days, and most graciyE?
drew his nntvww. . LJ.S. , y
j iT . . j t 5la,---'U3iy wi;n-
?i! w1 opposition to his son's marriaire.
hBn '"; T nu, oui were more than
f?h&! I 6 lh0Ught 0f rewa'2 Brent's
i'J C. ,
thUn',f hUS' buiIt "Pa e "site Of
OiQ one. IS Imt a rrrryt? ...
Z !flbut. home-like and cos, , and oi
" " arming was the wedding of Bren
ana Mti wliere Freddie and I offir .
T s wms-inan and bnde's-maid, an!
dearmamaa seemed to throw off twenty
vrarnnf lm. , . -
years of her ace when she put on a laven-
der silk rtress and wound he? heavy hair fn
a coronet upon her head, in honor oT iC
& Brent would have no n.m nf
money settled unon bis w-if. Kt ,::
lovmg advisor as to its investment for our
support. nd wenmb;nnf..... . r
giving towards th hn..L-.-; . ri . . ' "
of the young couple, to keen un snrm.ti.i
of a fair division of the inc. rrw &
rreddift nl
fa:t fhnf hie K.... -:- J 1 T
"v. uiiii:i i i' i I'm it' i n.n ihA
treasure that so improved ourfnnZ l
...o UULUL t?VtS Illirl IPOmil ft,..
and it has become a habit with us to date i a UuaUalu:c is lora with neck
ail events in our family history as h2r,S ""IP wrinirs of diamonds
all events in our family history as havin
uveurreu "Deiore the fire, " or "after the
Tlie Destruction of Game Food.
- B un.m,a eouiiuueu in tbe
occupation of the aborigmes, the order of
; kT; t ii in t m. t iiuipu..i - n. .i. .
C . 1. . -
----- -n-uuuj uu-. mne uisturoed.
uuua.uauu ueer, the wild fowl and j-" w "e seventeenth century, dmt tra
turkeys, furnished abundant food to tiit (lilloa continues their existence to a murb
savages wit.iou; serious encroachment unon
the lertiiity of nature. . In savage life
luuc ppca. io oe no wanton or uuneces- fclv-,j a ew years, and sporadic acts of pi
sary dsf ruction of the natural means of rac3r occfirring from time to time were ttdl
uuitu"- ies,erveci ior the civilized
white man to carry on a wanton wr
airainst the bounty of nature, and to kili
auu uestroy, yvithout thought or study of
..,,vw..,v iuno uuuu wuieu nature
holds in trust the food supply of man.
From the first settlement ol the country!
' . -v.v-ihuq uuu aULIlUUiiling I
useiut ammais, birus, and fishes
natural to the country has been carried tin
with an energy and success but too char
acteristic of the baxou race. Large tiacts
ot laud have been entirely depopulated of
meir animals and useful birds. 1 Hh hntT.
lo on his ua.ive plains has become an ob
ject of rare curiosity. Deer are limited to
eue remoter mountain ranges or extensive
tracts ot barren woods. The wildfowl
which swanned in 2sew Eugland during
iue urst seuiemeut ot the country, and for
a long nine alter ward, have almost dis-
ago. There is probabiy a spoi tsmau living
wno nas Killed a grouse on Marthas Vine
yard, the last refuge in the Northeast ot
that most valuable bird, riover still mi
grate, though in diminisned numbers.
from their breeding-places iu tbe far .Nonb
to their winter
they caret ully
n.imiiQ in f in Si. .ntli
avoid the northeastern
coasts. No one in this generation has seen
a wild swan alighting on the waters of
Massachusetts. Thev once abounded
there. Even the wilo creese find no rect
iug-place here, but are expelled as if they
were tramps and vagabonds.
Mow lhey lu.ned Black.
In the island pi Ceylon a small force of
nativp (ninnpraiia tiutintninorl tit thu
uv.v. . -w . . . uv.... v .V IrU WS VliV
drudgery work of the royal artillery. The
men are called Gun Lascars, and, except
that they are not intrusted with the sole
management of the oidnauce, are disci
plined and dressed precisely the same as
the royal artillery ; indeed, .they arejeoun
terfeit presentments of that corps, bar their
black faces. X battery of artillery fresh
lrom Eugland, was being landed at Co
lombo, and a lew of the Lascars were on
the wharf. The European arrivals, una
ware of the existence of their copjer-:ol-ored
'slaveys,' were anxiously inquiring
who aud what the 'nurgers in bl te and
gold were, mggeis in uniform, so like
themselves 'sergeant,' tays one man, ad
dressing a veteran, 'who is that bombardier
him with the Christy-ninstrebVburnt
cork-face V Hun? W by, don't you know
hiiuf Tommy Atkins, -A the A battery.
Sure, you remember him at Woolvfihf
'l'ommy! 'lhat Tommy? Why, sergeant,
he'sblak!' Oi course he's black,' re
plies the sergeant. 'It's the hoi sun a
dues it Firsi it br wus, then it red
dens, . and then .f you stay hire long
enough- it blackens you, jut as yoa see
biead tolling utore the ure. Alk-ns has
been in Colombo more than twelve years;
and il ou are not in "Bailey's godons,'
(Angi.ce, the grave-yard; by taat saine
iime, to rommy 's coaiprex ion you'll come,
aud a shade or two blacker terhars.
V rite that to your sweetheart by the nexi
over laud mad.'
Fast tiorse.
The runcing horse ia this country is not
so vaiu&b.e as tbe trotter. Pierre Loriilard
paid f lS.iw for the famous runner Falsetto
three y ears old, recently sent to EngUnd.
Mr.' Keene paid (i5,tJO fur Spendthrift.
hen we come to the trotters we find the
prices up. M r. B mneTjmki 40,0j for
Pocahontas, :j6,0u0 lor Dexter, $2U0CJ
for S anie, $ib,JW for Edwin Forrest, ana
15,t.ii for Gruston. 3Ir. Smith, ot iew
Jersey, paid $oO.WJ for Goidsadth Maid,
i;2,juu tor Jay Gould, fvO.wj for Lad,
t horne, 25,WU lor Lucy and IT,0.0 lor
laitier, Mr. Vaudtrtilfpaid f 21, wj tor
Maud S., and $10.euJ fur Lysandtr Boy.
The iargcat sum' ever paid for a hcrse m
Log an :, where they have few5 troiUrs.
4 close on to 1 72 lX,paid for. Donc&s.er
by the Diike ot etmii-ster.
Cincinnati has S,UA Jswi.
la Atlanta, Ua.. a coffee bouse
ar ned ten per cent, the first year.
J ! '
Kold flarcatter.
I "
I Along the Spanish Mai
A therei!
if- tnuUlofs of the buccaneers who
aforetime made nrbiwt- i
aiorttime made nrrxlainrv ntuu n t..
regions, and m some localities crumbling
rums Km stand as rifsn!
their cruel handiwork. We have trust
worthy accounts also of their ravage
which are only too well authenticated bv
indisputable tetimmv. Vi-rith!KiJ'J
exist of their fleets descending upon the
-o, eug plantation?, farms, churches
and vil'agea,, and even leirvin
upu considerable towns or ,bn ,k...
- v .vMUk liH UI
ri i nil.,. f m . o
I'utuuo. v-nurcues and
wP5rPoi. the licteseif the
thV h -
-mces be.ln
"mrings sometimes amount to a consider-
a!,e lrta?urc; the sacred vessels and the
MV V'i Iff.
I . ar rvice are often of silver and cold:
l! f d lJ,,M are teooratcU with
"ngs, necklaces and crowns of nrecious
t'es, and the shrines are also encirck-el
-uxs-. . A familiar illustration of this
euurcn wealth may be found in the cathe
dral of the City of Mexico, where the altar
i . w
ra" IS OI solid Sliver. Another
I -i ... " " ut
cathedral of Fuebla, wht re the .tatue
valued at $1.00u.000. thouJb lh
is prooaoiy exaggerated. Theso, rirhM
O - v MtttkV
presented lemptaiions to the buccaneers
wmcutney yielded to with alacrity, and
ieir most, uesperaie ventures wero in .
samis upon some well defended city where
I toiutuui was me chier prize
I T"e buccaneers of history were' subdued
wcauuy cathedral was the chief prize.
uigauii-iuuus uieu our ahout tbe
rIaler period. Their name was a terror on
llie PDish Main until withiu compara-
ouuuulcu lo jiorgau ana his men. Djr-
inS the wars with Soain bv whirl, ti.
?oalli Amerkan, btates established their
luPendence; about i821 to lb20, privat-
nasuuucuuu quae exteusiveiy, iu
sucu lawless fashion as to amount in eilect
lo PirdCJT and the freelootersot thise wars
"' vuiitu uutWIUCCIB auu lllilUUS-
teros. Their exnloits ri ."VlTl .flo
tinctly recorded in historv than tbounf
their original prototypes, aud tradition
proDauiy contuses the deeds of the later
age with thoe of the eaiiitr. so that tb..
Jegendary accounts of the modern bucca-
neers.are clouded with mists of uncertain
ty even more dense than usud.v hid.s
what nucleus of trulh there mav ba in
such relations. A money thoii u otnto
O i A 11 t
there is one that bears tantalizino-l v tb.
marks of credibility, ailtLough it tells of
the conventional hidden treasures gener
ally considei ed evidence of the apochryphal
for many years on the western coast ol
South America, and intelligent people wno
have look d into the matter have found
impartial records verifying certain of the
alleged incidents. 'I he story may be
I , Y .
1 SUlRUIfU UU tto 1 UUU MB.
-Somewhere about
lhe year 1823 three pirate vessels, under
one command, made a descent upon the
noithern coast of South America and rav
aged the. country within reach in the true
old buccaneering fashion, stripping the
churches, especially of great stores of solid
plate and precious s'.ones, and laying towns
under levy for immense ransoms in money.
They took their time about tne work and did
up thoroughly, only leavimr the coast at it
laft to intercept a Spanish treasure ship,
homeward bound irom Jlexico IreUhted
I " v
with silver. They overhauled this galleon in
the Carribean sea and took possession of
her bullion. They were not permitted to
enjoy the Iruits of their evil labors, how
ever, as news of their movements had
reached the British West Indian fleet
and several men of -war were sent out
alter them. Two of the pirates vessels
were taken bv the cruisers, but the third.
called the Edgecombe, escaped This
was the flagship of the marauding fk-et
and carried the spoils of the expedition.
The Edyecombe was hard pressed, and a
vigorous pursuit being organized aaiast
her, she fled south war d, around Cape Horn
and ran down the Pacific coast ot South
America. Here she continued her depre
dations., capturing, anions other , prizes, a
treasure ship irom Peru. Tidiugs of the
Edgecombe and her piracies in the Pa
ct ae presently reached Panama, and
atain the every-ready British frigate was
dispatched in pursuit. T he chase was a
long one, and the pirates, finding them
selves CiOsely followed, alter several nar
row escapes, landed on a small, unmhah
ted, island ahl buried the vast treasure
gathered in their harvest of crime, JSot
. .i.. . . - ...- i. ....
lumr alter mis iuc Aem.i-, utiuer vue
ml banner of St. George, overtook the
outlaws of the coast of C jia Rica. The
survivors of the aord; we:e taken into
Panama and rut on trial for their lives
One of the wretches, to save his own neck,
betraved his eomDaniOns. and bv the evt-
dence of the traitor the Edgecombe crew,
the last buccaneers iroat-ly. that the
Spanish Min will ever IfC troubled with,
were convicted and hua. The survivor
only e&CAj ed to meet a, more dread
ful fate, lie perished miei ably w:thia a
short time after the execution of his mat!,
ana the imagination can readily picture the
horrors of his lot, like a whip o! scorpions
ilriing Lim to the grave,
Ta'.e3 rand u.wu lu.IsJS.
Thirty thoasanJ Grig-r resiae
in PnnsyiTatiia. '
The tighet averase for London
ruagaz.nts u fa a page.
The riiraad bridge at St. LoaU
tares about f 40,00 p.r month.
Philadelphia coasumiS Jl.OOO.OfU
tous of ice aunually.
The re?all price of ice bu been re
duce 1 4 J per cent, in Bj;to.
England import I $20,000,000
worth ol iertlBxr aunually.
Thiers was 3 when he completed
iiis "Consulate aud Ejiplre."
title a new
very ixvpuhir in Utraunv, and w:U b
equaUy to in America when ii become
known. W hen hm reatl, f? mav not fteia
to amount to much, bui ,t ceeels only to tn.
ncd to become a favorite with old and
young. Any cumber ca pky, aud no
nor practice is re iiml, and it is
edapted as well to the, pwior as to the
picma The writer hts j ,ae 1 in it oa
to succesi-ive dy once in a p!eni
elrawmg rtm. with a !a.ve round ta !e in
the center, by, the cheery hgut of a rtwl .
mg wood tire. and. an. n-..fr n,., .
' - ..,. ' u'.Kiiisi wn;rn
diant tnapk-s by the side ot a bcwu(ii
lake. On tbt 1
- -vv,... aijjjji-StlfJ
as spreatl oa the ground, and a merrv
.group A biitfhi-eyotl children, wuh thenr
patents and older friend, au rml on
ibe grass. One of theiua4miaip.u:-wl,ut
irom a pajr package of asorud can if
a&d small toys a'xuu m unny pieces as tbe
number of players, making "ibo uinpung
heap as neatly ai ,s'aie in the muld.e c.r
.the shawl withia easy reach ot a!!. Alter
ae of the children had been blmdfoldee!
'-pe of the ladies toadied axi article in the
pile ta the shawl, iu order lo pnnt it out
io ail exce pting the one waoie eves wero
elostd. Tbe player then opened her eves,
and was a loweil to seie-et one at a time
and keep for her own all sha could obua!
without taumg the "tip," or the pticvth tt
had been toueucit. uitea a great muy
pieces can bo taken, and in sM,tr cae-s tbe
"tip" is the last one to hi ii!iiv'i,.,( ii,..,..
but someumes an unmcky pUver selects
the Hip first, -iu which cie she gahn
UOtlunff. for the mom. to i,.. .... .. .
- t ' ... .. v i,, tv LIUCT lUU
tip she must give it up. and tne turn
passes to tbe next player on her ri 'iit (If
course all the children .m-r.--. .i...
. t.vu nil-
up is lou heel, and the unlock v .,,. ,,r
laughed at a little, but are oimfortwl by
presents ef cauely from the
more fortunate. All who elo n,,t l. l...v..
in the interest of the game ae cordially m-
t 1 1 . . I . . . . v
neu ui tecure a group of children and a
aper oi Camly, or of htue
wrapped in papers, aud to trv it f.,r ti... ...
Initials. This new and ln!,r.?b,T
game can be played in sever il wavs. h:,,?
can also be used in eonuecuou wt.h otner
old gauies, to which it lemU a new charai.
Any number of iiayers can j uu, eaen ono
of whom tells tlie imtiaii ot tus r lur
name, while the en hers ran w. u,
of puper if they do not prefer trusting !(
lutuiun. x.aen ii :ivtT iv..i.ij .... ... .: i
- i - ... . v. ... .k it i ii . i i , i
ntence, usaig the letters ol one oi t..
name. This sentence mav be huaiorous
or sensible, comphineutary oi the reverse,
aud ciin sometimes be made to nt exceed
ingly well. As specimens, a few im
promptu sentences are given oa the actual
names ot wmc ol tin- ir.ifi .i t.s ........ .
Saucy Teli-Tale, Gjjehiess Brings H.em
ings. When all have 'prepared onu or inure
sentences, the leader begins by a 1 dressing
any ptrsm he pleases with a remark
ormed uimju his Initials, aud each of the
Other players follows his cxaumk- hImi
ig the same letters. This attack is
kept ut indiscriminately on tbe ihtsou ad
dressed by the leader, uutd he can answer
tbe person who last ad ircssel lu.a before
another of the players can say another sen
tence in the letters ot his name, in which
case the others all turn their reatarks ou
the one thus caught. The game tnjw goes
merrily on, as hout9 of Uuguter always
ioiiow the tiuick conceit's wuieli are sure
to be inspired by the t xciteaie.it of tho
game. As a specimen of the way in
which it can be applied to an old ga ne,
J wirl the Piatier" has a new iuurc-d
when the players are called ou". by initial
sentences, as the effort to discover jae's
own name in some obscure re n irk n a le
by the twirler, m order to'caieh tbe platter
before il ceases to spin, keepf every piavt l
ou the a er .
Ilt? cl tf Honor.
A veteran cir tein ol the Fourteenth In
fantry has been in Omaha for the j at two
weeks, 'having been summon .d, ul the in
stance of his colonel, before a retiring
board now m session at Fort Oaa'a. Thj
captain makes regulir apjrarif cs U f re
the iK-ard m company with ha ixunsci.
Captain est.rn, wUo is suffering from
the disabling if one arm, thebjac b -t we .-n
tlie elbiw aud sh mid r haiag bx t sUU-
tered, aud foior or five inches f it rem ve i
at one time and another fince he waa
wounded a ' year ago. The wounds in
pjesli.jn were received, in a eiuel fotignt at
rort LHjiiglas, tiah, on the iwentv-ssilh of
la-t Jlareh, in which Captain vciern aad
lhe surge .a, I)r. ixkco;up;e, were pnuei
pals. Ihi'igtrthe h1Ii.it -Aim been "kept
qaiet so !r as ioiifiiet reprt-i, and cor
rect oues, have been uxde pu vac, a;id the
real facts of the cu; will be no
s,trct when the exau.iaa.tion is over.
The duel arose over a lady the pretty,
high trinpt rcd wife of one ol theotlicr.-n fo
the oe While lheoffkr4 an-i th ir .ahei
i r- tlsnin? rt l w, itr. (J-vn.ii tit' k
f wardly supped ou btr drew, and received
a sharp rtbuxe tor it,- whereu; n e a;ji
gueeL Captain We -tela Wis rm n into
tae quarrtd which ens-eai, aad h. aa-l tie
sargen were piacet in aaiag - .sin, and it
'Decoiikt: riel ahvwt lh: a chiUeageta
fight a duel had been issued, and ihU eooo.
mg would grow out of the affair th; first
time that thty h-eL Alter matters t-vi
reached ilU ttage l'.h.wtre armci a&d oa
their guard, and alter a word or twoj h la
both men were at c:-'c q-iiriers, revolver
tre drawn as 1 Srei.
'the Captain's sht rsctS thrcigh the
Doctor's rght haul aid eau-rcd. taa side,
while the ' b-irgeou'a bullet tnisjetl us'
mark. At We next hre the Sorgwa's shot
shattered the Ciptain arm, aai itm ukxI
entered the Captain's i4v The Cpuia
fell und the ljcior, waje pbio hal as
wouiided, discontinued the duel. 'Since
that time Capt&ia We a era ha tieei practi
cally incapaciUtei fff duly. T he uicr.U
ol the case will not f oi:y ac.niaed ua
ui the KciirQ-g Bar J flaishe iu t:mata.
Tip. Under tins very Lvlj

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