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" ' Established in 1878, HILLS BO ROUGH, X. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, iss. NEW SERIBS. VOL NO. 2 iw JLiIIHS. VOL V. ,i,ri.bSA an: a roi'i'm pj.avxs i n.-.uMna a eJle.' I-a:U i : man t hat turns lus tack Oii lutv clear ; ; wi!-!r.a '" word or nofr-, .11 !m trust Kiia for a t;rost, ; ,j ..i; u! car :n ony lai Wl.i'h h'r nii-Lt htf-er. V.litn tuujgn art jujt a tUiiiK tl.oulvi Le, Arl Fortune giea a men the plea, Vh re'er he - It i rt Larll: understand " ' ifnw ; tt ay walk through bonne and land i :.c na'. faco and open hand r ntinaal.V. JV:' n r:, V i-rito o wr.rfc and rare, A ii4ii. vvnt )(:i.i and failure Lear, If merit. -t j ruiic. W! m v. " nA f mi foitune Ix.w. ', 'Or!.., lllH 1x!i!,(t ''I!) H bfYHV ;W. TLro iU 11, liard uj. Ki.r ';:y r.nti tl at I ror.M tit o . Wnnt thnria toli T'.f- FTOf tnr -i4 ' Li luith'.rV nani", '" ln1n his brfll.er h claim, ''; l.mior i' a wi'iiian'ri fitiiie, t or luair ti;im ;yVl. V'-r it l.nrJ f r.bir.i t'i V, L ti lii- f rii' mIh lire !inl ami t nio, .,t hi i I aii'l rVn ), $ l.i fit liiiur! lint from yc ar to jcar Tlit -hi:u )v i.' u ilcv.l.titi fi-ar, r f., U the fullin- .f a t. ar I'i d.'iv v. i r.;:t 'i- liini pruNc, who o love i pi in, Wim r n'ti f 'liv. y, aii'l lvts aain, Ali i tlmu;;li licvcx. Is N i'.'t t!i: dear one 1'ioiu liis v:ri-. ;u! l h 1 iiii uiuir, nn.1 luair, nuil mair, Ati'l l i'!' h hi tin.! wi' lii'i't an. I jTayer, A li I K I ill belie Vi H. Ay, k'i.j him j..ra ise who doenna f t ar 'J In u! -hill liUt f i urn yt ar to tar. Ami v. Iia 'i ip- fafct r His uin dear ones tluonli od or lib ,l.a, if tb( V waiJ'l'T, lu". rt tlifUl hliil ; hoi.iv d.iV L,f jiy he'il t lui.s lill ; 1 1 'U w in at 1 .st. Mmy A. Harry, in Harj-r s Wnic.y. i V Had Imtlan Cojujuered by Sit:p. "An Apa(die,in lull warpitint, -taiUel i .So :m Imliiui sehnl at Alhuqui'rqu", N. M., mv day. .Tho children were mi iu diately terrified, and tremblingly to!l t:s h was a 'had Indian.' They said a:: j ni.fle of one of or. r boys had Killed l.i: brother, and they feared he had eoniefoi revenge. . "As it was dinner-time," the teaele-i f-ays, "I saw nothing better to do th;i!i li.-ic the ehil In ii maiche-d into ti e dii -ing-nom, as uMial. Wc l;tej op. n In uises to I ii 1 i ins at all times and lr.a them as distinguished quests, sii I imc ti.ined to our Apache to take a t-eat a' the table. "He sat d wu, t irili: in his war paint, at.d laid two load, d levolvrs "ov the table before him. The children be gan t tremble. 1 Hinunoned nil my courage and said: "'Put-thoM' revolvers on the wi'idow." The Apa.'he lover movid. The cook plutvd before him 'a cup of coll'ee and a bowl of soup. " VFake j-way that eolTee ni.d soup,'' 1 commanded, with my heart in my mouth, adding, to the Indian: "You slndl not have them until you nt those re elvers on the window.' "Trembling for her life, the cook obeyed. When the Apache saw hi; dinner removed he deliberately arose, picked up his revolvers, and shad I ever forgo'- that terrible moment? quietly hud them on tho window. 1h dinner w is restored to him; he ato it in ulenoe, and then picked up his property and walked out without a word. "I did not see him again for years. Hut this last time, on my w ay home. I vi isi xraiting in the train at Santa Fe, my terrible Apache,in all his feat hi rsatut war-paint, got into tho ear and .walked its whole length, as if looking fur some "lie. . My -blood ran cold. He stopped beside me, gave a grunt of satisfaction, ai d Irroke into smiles. Then, no'binr ou'ddo but I must vigox.or.hiy shako l. i!;ds. He then left the car, ai d re turned with n. dozen other braves, ju l-orrible as himself. Ho introduced ti m-all, and all must shake baud." Au Editor's Superstitions. A letter from Newport, says: Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor, of New York, have arrived at their summer residence 1.4 aulieu. It is one of tho most charm -r u and extensive estates on the idaiul. Mr. James Gordon Bennett thought seri usly at one timo of purchasing the I 'lace, but surstition prevented. Th;re mpcared to be a strange fatality with the iHJople who owned the place. Bav-i- dv. the Peruvian minister, built it re gardless of expense, and lived to see the day when he wanted a dollar. The two Mi.veoding owners ecame impoverished t. sora, t stent. Mr. A. 1. Jess up, of rinl.ulelphis, lought the phice for Sl'.Hi.tW, and in a year more than d- -ubled his mouev, disposing of it to "Mr. John Jacob Astor for $'201,0 H Tii4 n Mr. Jessup went to Enrop-, and h;Ie at Cheltenham railway station, in r.nhv.al, txk up a London pavr, r al the account of President Garfield's assassination and dropped dead. Friends of Mr. Bennett declare that ltwa u?m r tition alone that imp lied him to rofr.se t purchase the place. Mrs. Astor is making it a more beautiful place every ear. While her motior was tak ng a lly ont of the bulb-r. hltle laiy askh "Is that abutter ilv, mamm.i?"' THE niGHER (JBADfi. o! lb Question Applicant fi Positions faave to Answer. The following questions ire asked of 'ppl septs for iKilions in the higher grade xivAi r the United States Goveni hi -nt: j ?; AViihi a loUor to the President, giving 7'OJir views, as far as -yon are willing to express them, regarding tho duties and responsibilities ofaii officer of the public servio which von oV?ire to enter.- Oaefofthe examiners will read dis fi etlyjnny presage of fifteen lines from tho Cau Service actor rules, and aj! l ltcaiits wiil write the janm-.ns tht rpa- in eoh on, :us si test in copring and or j fhogiaphy. " ' nSe the naaics of the Statra border. ni' on the Atlantic, m their order, be ginning with Maine. - "VYritie tho names of ten nuiroad con !', fiTten senpnrts, and lifteeu navi tratde livers. 1-jXpjess in iigurei? the following: Fifty, minion, lifty thousand, four ' hundred rul seventy-live; filso, one hundred and t ity-three millions, o:ie thousand and "U", ad one ten-thousandth. V.'ii'in wordi tlie numbers i xpressvd iv thcjfollowing Ibjr.res: 00, 0w, 101; also !,: no.i. CJivi a definition of a verb, a r.oun, nn ;i "verll an adj- ctive. a preiiosiiio!;. a J . A . . m ... o:ijiiiir:tioii and the lihrase "the grani- m .r ofthe Kuglish lanuuu-?e." The jlV'stmaster at New Y't.rk received two bas of mail 'which cont-uned 1.S'.)1 ! tiers but one bag contained 1,-11 more than tho ether. How many did t hoy each contain? Give the operation at length. A contractor furnished the Govern n cut Articles ns follows; June 8, lHO, 1 )0 bijrrels of flour at S1.."0 a barrel; bdyfi 1880, 187 yards of carpet at 1 erj-ard; August 4,' ls80, 1,000 yard.s ni s Tc. pea: yard. ( Jo ve r n m en t paid on a c- unt ds follows; June 12. 180. $l,(h 1 ily 13, 1880, $100; August 4, 1880, $o00. J:de the dealings in the form of a debit i d credit account, showing the balance To 315 of add of 7-JO and reduce to ': west :erms; multiply the sum so ob i:ied y 2 and re-duce to a mixed num !!; frim the product subtract 5-0 and a a i". iluee to lowest terms. Give oeration 'iicth. An ojfieor deosits S37.C-0'), having re ined 2?, i er cent, on the whole amount olleet4d. What amount did he c.-l-t? j . . disliursing agent failingowed the Gov-:-nmentoue item of S;08.45and another i O'lH. 02. The Government agreed . make a discount of 13 per cent, on the 1st itexn and 1 1 1 per cent, on the second. :bw nmcdi wius pavable under the agree- nt ? " livie ; (,f S-0 by 1-7 of 3-5 and sub ned -7 from the quotient. Ii:towhat three forms is the Goveru rei.t of the United States divided and s hat n?e the functions of ench? What are the essential characteristics '. a ren jublica'u form of government? .livrjthe names ot ten l residents ol e l i jti-il r-lat4-s ami tlie leiigui oi iiii?. dminiitrations respectively Anecdotes of. Lincoln. IJ.'TI Vrl',y T4ore says, in the Youth's it-.i.- Mr. Lincoln was hai.liy t in the White House before tli; ,111 J) 1 -tail. uild h . '. hi Y : ; for ofiieo commrnved. - Among l a . . t -l r l . ....... I 4t sior.t s i on i t'i in in w:is one oi i man win came day after dav asking At last the Previ f . v a f 5 oigu mission. 1. nt wfarv of his f ic said: "Do von k-:ow Spanish ?"' "No," said the eagei uS'iraiit, "but T C4.UU1 soon learn it.'' lb. si i" said Mr. Tiincolu, "and I will g;v yt;i a good thing'." The reedy i i'olitieiin hut ried home' and spent sis mor.tK0! i i studving Olicndorf's gram- ar. 'lie then le q jx-ared at the Whit.1 House rvvith a h'pefiil bea t and a line stiiitim ace nt. anil the President pre se ited lum with a copy of "Pji " in Spanish. lolbv that great devil-fish. lot The wia se tentacles clutch clammilv at the u.dion:il Treasury cmld mver get ot. th brjnd side of Mr. Lincoln. He treated! them with courtesy, but would never rneourae their schemes. 11 i favoritt among the Washington com r.pondefits was Mr. S mOii II. llanscom, a f liivwillBostonian, who had been idetit; tied wiili the e.iriier anti-slavery move ments, land wdi used'-to keep Mr. Idti et tu infonii' d as to what was toing n ii; W.isliidgion, carrying him what he had luard, knd seldom asking a f.v.r. "1 so - vt U state." said the Troh-nt to II mseocfii one dav, "fliat mv Adndriistra ti. n wi; be tb.e'n ign of ste 1. Why not to t th;.ft Buchanan's w.is the n i&rn o! .-.:ealii:-i. Mr. i-jiucoln, as I remarked, sp ke in irabhK and a. story often ended an m- ttiviei which otherwise might h.ivt On one oooa b.cU pijUouped for hours. l-ni a itiuuu'sht 1 vis.V r was eude.iv. oruig t4 reeuil to his miid a vonng uv.; u 'u.m be ha I seen but fortrotton. w.ii ua- anpppi.cani lur oi.icc. .nr. n;i:fi i- r 1 t. t - t: . . until link that the vouuu man wa- -I'liauijl lor use posr.io.i. a: i.e i.:.:u.y d: "M'n, ves. I know who you n. -a: l- lliat; llUKt'V-('j,'-ii.a'.i lc.n.w i . . . 'l t '.I . - t. .i wotUd tniUKiUiiii i ki.ow- :vs uu. n as a S.ust par's bird's nest." A voi- was lately caught stealing enr 1.. i ii-.-ul m in a dark closet ants, aim twtvv-.. v.t thei grocer. The hov commenced Ucgin:; most pathetically to be rtue.osed ... i f or juino all the rexsuann tha. his voting mind could invent; he pro- til country, who is staying with some ised- "Now, if vou'U let me out ana j r-u js wh m she i visiting here in Ans s. nd Mr mv father, hell pay yon for the t tlu ..av ou take her to snpivr?" , i- .i. i...; i.- I'.IIIitUlO .v - - J fciv " . TOCer iCOUld UOl wyt's and released th fased the uxciun. s Fruit Glass Jars. A California correspondent who baa groat success in putting up fruit in glass jars kindly-gives .her process for the world at large. In the first place ebe uses the Mason ! jar, with poreo am to, and is always sure that the rubber rings are perfect." Peaches, pears und blackberries she makes just sweet enough to taste pleas antly, except White Heart cling peach, which she preserves and pickles. For preserves or jam of ahykind the rale is three-fourths of a pound of sugar to one pound of fruit used. Plums and ; apricots are made into preserves; Mar-w malade is ako made cl ripe apricots with three - fourths e f a pound of sugar to one i fruit. Fruit for pies should not bo ia.le too sweet. Begin tho process by placing a teacup ful of water in the preserving kettle with the sugar. When the sugar is dissolved ami the syrup, is hot, lay in tho fruit carefully and let it heat thorougldy all through, but riot boil to pieces. At the t ame time have a glass jar ready stand ing on a plate in a pan of hot water on the stove, the jar full of hot water. Have also the cover and the rubber in hot water. When the fruit is ready, pour out the water and fill the jar im medtately. When full, pass a silver sooor.-handle down tho sides of the jai to can so any bubbler, to rise to the top, and add a little svrupif not full. Next screw on the top as tightly as you can :v d place the tilled jars where they can !tand until quite cold. Tighten tlie cover by screwing it several.tim.es while cooling. - Readimr's I5ig CJuu. Tbe naskill multicharge gun, which has been in. conrse of manufacture . at toe Scott foundry in Heading, Pa., for the past two years, is finished. It will lo shipped to New York 'and taken to Sandy Hook to be tested in. the pres ence of officers of the army and navy. Congress made a special appropriation f.-.r this purpose. The inventor, J. B. Ilaskill, has constantly given the work his own supervision. Many military ex perts have inspected the gun, and pro nounced it the most destructive engine of death, perhaps, ever invented. It is twenty-five feet long, and weighs twenty-five tons. It cost SoO.OtK). Un derneath the gun are three pockets for the holding of powder. Each pocket contains twenty-tight pounds, and there are Huisjtles eighteen pounds in the breech, tTms concentrating tlie fornj of over one hundred pounds of powder in place of (ue -fourth the. amount usually put in the breech of the cannon now iii use. It is claimed that it will hurl a pro jectile twice as heavy as those used in the ordinary cannon, and that it will penetrate a solid piece of iron twenty ji ur inches thick and will easily carry the projectile from twelve to fifteen miles. It is intended for both naval and sea coast defense. A company with a capital of $10,000,000 has already been organized to manufacture the gun. Mr. Ilaskill is President, and John F. Smyth, ex-Insurance Commissioner of New York, are some of the other parties in terested. niS POETRY. Bayard Taylor never fully reconciled himself to the vocation of a prose writer. He believed that the world should' have demanded nothing of him but poetry. Concerning this he used to tell .a good storv at hi3 own expense. During his last lecturing trip through the West era States he W as the guest, in a small city, of the chairman of the lecture com mittee, a self-satisfied and prosperous citizen, who met Tavlor at the train, and carried him home to bis own smartly furnished house. While waiting for the t venmg repast the well-fed chairman said, with manifest pride, that proWbly Mr. Tavlor did not remember him. No. Mr. Taylor did not. "Why," said'-the chairman, "you were here in this town ten years ago this very winter, thi very mouth, and stopped with me, as you are stopt.incr now." Mr. Tavlor professed his interest in the. important fact. " The chairman, glancing around on " the ohromos. the new carpets, and the glit tering, white walls of his home, said, "Yes, you seo I have been prospering since then. Yes, the world has been a pretty good place for me. It has for you too, Mr. Taylor. I have watcln d vour co nate ever since 1 got acquainted with you, tnr years ago, and 'I suppose I am one of the few people who have it ad every thing von have wrote." "What'," said Taylor, "everythiilt ?" "Yes, sir, every th.ng I could layfmy hands on. f "Then," said Taylor, "porhajisilyou will tell mo what you think of myQiw poem, Lars'? "Gosh !" said the man, "do you.write poetry?" Hn " Dmurr. ' Cr ovru. K ich head of clover con- t uns sixity distinct fl-.wer ttiltesjai-ach of which co!. tains a portion of sugar not i r.ceeduu .ir the t;ve-Lunilretu imrt ot rain. The irooose:s of the lu-e must tut re fore be n sorted into ciovei .utf iH'-tt r one ;'iain oi sugar can i .1 t.iined. The-re are grains in s . j- -. . i o.'tiu i, ar.a. :i"i;.'V eontiiins tbree- urtl.s of it i '.vt-r ht of drv t-agnr, caob i on:.d of h:.ev reprt-nts 2,5",0f clover tule s-iked tv uh "Mat I have the honor to conduct your daughter to the supper table? asked a society gentleman of a lady from ",e S wss the -reyptiuse: whv. of course, and .... - . - - -tou ran iur, tw. ui a "ua r cie tre tor, iexas zjiaxg. in SAD, BUT KOMAXTfC. A CHILD EDE4TORi TO flRANT I1EU JIOTUEU'S DYINCJ UEQLET. febe StrnU FtoTrrra with which to Drrornte Ilrr .Matkrr'a t hniutxr r.d i nt l.at Discovered, bat Let mo t'apaibel. From the London Ttlegraph. Tlie gardeners of the South Loron public park had cn more than one occa sion discovered that larcenous liUrtics had been taken with the newly arranged beds of snowdrops and crocuses, and sat a watch for the delinquent, who was an wny moniing visitor, a watcher na-l 'noticed a small girl, a poor little ragged urchin of 'seven or eight years old. who r-frequently came through the park as soon as tne gates were opened,- but duo oinus tmi-rgtu ai iue gate oi exit empty handed and her scanty skirts showed no signs of bulging pocket be neath, suspicion did not attach to her. Ifcwas not remarkable, sinceher attire was made up of mere makeshifts of odds &d ends, that she should wear nn old bonnet many sizes tx large for her, and it was in the capacious crown of this ar ticle of headgear that the stolen flowers w?re bestoweik The gardener saw her praise at a bed, and, after looking warily atx)ut, produce from her bosom a pi ce of slate fit for digging with, and then she knelt down, taking off her bonnet, to which half a dozen tiny roots were rap idly tram-fen cJ, she placed it on hot head again and went on her way, to 1 e presently stopped" in a fright and'aecustd of the petty robbery. It was useless to deny it, nor did she attempt to do so. Shi went down on her knees, however this time without producing the crimin ating piece ojf-rate and legged the park keerer notjJhvke hei to the police sta tion, because, if her mother, who was ill iu bed, came to hear what she hnd done it would kill her. Presuming that it was much more likely that tho childV story was but air artful pretence, and th fit probably her mother had 'sent hei to steal the flowers, to be afterward converted into buttonhole bouquets foi sale in the streets, tho little girl va taken before a magistrate and put back for a while for inquiries to be made. The address she gave was at a house in squalid back street in the 'Borough at least acouple of miles from the park where she had purloined the snowdrops, and it was soon discovered that tlie t ih the child had told asto her mother be- wasfounau,1,lrnnPrr)inin U!1I, and miseraojv lurnisueu dock room, on 1 there she had lain dying of con-sumpi.it since last winter sat in. The father wa iu orison and the sick woman's onl means of support was hertwo children, respectively two and four years older than the child in custody, and they li arned a few pence each dailyby selling cigar lights near London Bridge. At a glance it. was evident what had become of the stolen flowers. A piece of board was fastened shelf-wise across the foot ol the sick woman's bedstead, and on it, iu three or four galli-pots, were as, many bunches, of crocuseH, and snowdrops and wall flowers, each in a setting of greeu grass. The poor invalid had not the least suspicion that they had been dis honestly obtained, and the person in quiring being in unofficial costume and perceiving her condition charitably re frained from enlightening her. " You are lookine at mv garden, sir," her white face lighting with a wan sriiile. "They are wild flowers, sir. so my little girl tell -me, but she has to go ever so far to pick 'em. When the winter weather wei.t aw ay and the sun came out I b gau io feel that craving for the sight and smi of fresh flowers that I couldn t express if I tried. It is through lying here 9 1 1 11 miaiT weeks so arearvsana dun ana so many. hours nil to mvseTvI suppose; but I knew it was no use thinking about 'em at the price they are wheiHthey first come in the spring, enough 1 couldn t help talking and saying that if I had a few I felt sure they would do me more good than all the physic. And 6o, with out saying a word about it to anybody, my little Kitty a mere mite of seven, sir she gets up at five in the morning, and before breakfast time she's back with as pretty a bunch as ever you set eyes on. They didn't last very long, iKor things, in this stuffy-little room. and it seems almost a ehame to tiring 'em here out of the fields where they grow, but there's thousands of 'em there. Kitty tells ns, and I don't think that those who have their health to go andtsee 'em growing would grudge im.-U just a lew urougni awav iur ui nwi.'-. No one certainly would, supposing th5 little girl ycu speak of comes by them honestly,'"" the visitor ventured. 'No fear about that, sir," replied the sick mother confidently. ' ' Why , I happened only to hint something like what you just said w , n she brought home tht first lot, ac j -he fell crying so that 1 didn't know what to do with her. Sc the kind hearted park official came away with his original iurTosennfalfilled, tind the magistrate being informed of the cir- cumt.tnces discharl the tlrrified little iT-iiAr-r Tvitn n tt?rn YvTiF-ther she ran home and made confess ioa I cannot fi.iv. but unless she didfso within a wwk " . i . , i . i - i it van Tnn laTii rnr a t inp t'ini4ii miiuti an interval she was motherless, and -t was my pnnlege ilegeto assist in piacing Kittr knd ber two brrs in ft coontry rj.ii axiu tier iwo fusi' i . , i nA t mutations of Lotnlon streets, and where wild flowers in plenty may be bad for the picking. Wucs Henry was c-nfntg St: list-.! to Ixas that he Lad. a "t row that XiH Js n;-vrt;eI. he !i wife, ROBBING A FARMER. ANEWFEATITnE IN THE CONF1DEMX 3IANS GAME. lllmtriroiT tbe Panver" Nn wtifc an AccoaapUcr rorci a. Pot mf Mmntf. A letter from Glen City, Pean., mjb: "Elmer Snyder is a wealthy farmer who lives a short distance OntsiJf of t bis Tit nJLage. He is a widower. anl lives alon w ith his servants in a -fine' mansion cloae to thehigliwav. He Is W'pVombatnt fig ure in political and social -circles, and 1 a Deacon ia the local Methtdijt church. .4lout five years ago his wife died. Th cause of her death was attributed to the alrsence of her only child, a boy ran away from home about 15 years ngr on. account of onio trifling troubles with his folks. The farmer is one of the larg est laud owners in the district, and i was always believed that he kept a largt sum of money in the house. About tw weeks ago he presented a flashily dressed, handsome young man to his friends nn neighbors as his long lwt son. 'Simui taneously with the arrival of the youru man ugly rumors Wgau to spread ahon his past life in Chicago and other cith f the West. It was generally know that young Snyder had led a "fast lift and for a time the country people fougb shy of him; but the engaging ninnner and plausible talk of the young nno made him many friends, and tho oh farmer soon lecame proud of his band some boy. In a few days another rumo started to the effect that he was not Sny dor's 6on, but another person who wn trying to impose upon the farmer. Tin st4ry soon gained credence from the f;4 that when questioned about, his carl I 'arm lite the young man was always p fault. Whether these rumors reach, the ears of the old farmer or not is u' known. The young man grew in tl old man's favor and accompauied hii very where. Wednesday a handson -. md elegantly dressed woman unaceot p inied drove up to the village inn at iocured accommod itious for a few day paying she was from Philadelphia, an h-sired a quiet room. While walking 'he 'street Bho met the lately return, farmer's son. They suddenly U-can intimate, and until Thurs a nil t i. was constantly in hersociety.' He n ! dneed her to a few ladies us Mrs. Di. kei son, of Philadelphia, and said she w.; the wife of a friend of his. On Friila morning the servants in the Snvd A'1 frVflJSAfliW; md ho was an liai.itnai earlv riser f fact caused much comment. After wait ing until 10 o'clock they decided to c:lI liim. G.)ing to bis room they found th t loor locked, another unusual fact. The; rapped loudly, and receiving no answe determined to lireak (en the door First they tried to find young Snydei but could fmd no trace of him. Burst ing open the door, they fouud the ! man lying full length upon the flo iHiund'and cactred. The ropes tha bound him were wrapped around hi arms and legs with a double twist, whil the gag was tightly wedged into hi mouth. Cutting the cords and liftin; him to his feet, they administered re storatives. When he had sufficiently re covered the old man said: "That youn man was not mv son. I have hv cruelly dec ived aiid rbbed," pointing ! a safe which stoeinl iu the corner of 1 1: room. The safe had been opened an the contents weio t-cattcred about th floor. The farmer went on to tell hov he had sat up with his supjosed son nn til 11 o'clock and had then gone to beti no was roughly awakened by having : gag forced into his moudi and before h could help himself ho was bound an. gagged, ' In the partial darkness he sa two figures. After they had securely fastened him one of them went to tin bureau and coolly lighted the lamp. As soon as the light was 1 rimed up the farm er recognized the face of the yoittu man he thought his son and the stylish woman who had stopped at the taven;. They tookthe safe-key frm Ins ok! t robbed the t-afe, putting the money i a valise which the woman tarried. Aftei they had taken everything the vounj. man said: "Good bye, papa, I will p;.y your respects to yonr son when I g4 ' back to Chicago. He wants to h at from you." The pair thou left thf room. Itx'lang the door behind them. The old man is completely broken down by tin H-cum-ncc. The police authorities w rt notified, and a search was made for the missing couple. Not tht slightest trace could bo found o them. This morning a detectiv. from Chicago arrived in the vil lage looking lor two individuals wh description tallies exactly with that t the farmer's bogus sou and the lLvsl.ii dressed woman who put up at the tavtr.. Upon visiting Mr. buydet the detectiv. that the young man waa not hi son, bat an old Chicago thief and confidence man, ana Known oy nia wwAira in J crime as "Fly Bm,w and who weat under the alias of John Peters, Harry But- Hedge, etc. The woman, he eaid, was a f noted courtesan from Chicago, who is I watiUnl there lor a number of crime. The loss to the fanner is nearly $8,500. i The prmn-rty consisted of H,J0 in rrenbacks ai: d the balance waa in Gov- i : - Ujnds. The numtrs oi the I '" , , vva t. r , , . -- for the arret ol the t.a.evcs. j A kews rrrtf gays that the t rain of a ! rirem employee, found dvicg nar Mi 1- , dletown wttphed mry-six ouw. iu-; j itae size as uiv. i4t. .tj- - 1? .1 A )ziA Y-U-:er." Of cf.ti J lc? ! , th" m.fi who wrote th circa ad VtJllsSU&Lts, I RAVELS OF A DIAMOND. tET4ll. OF TI1K OTtlOII OF TI1K JKWI L IX TIU6 UIFLIIIAL 8CBPTBJS OF UL'siSlA. llw Crwni Meltkar Jewel that Mad lllaa mmtm laairaaely HMu 1 th From the London Trnttu The following details cf the oritrin of the famous jewel which, adorns the im oetial sceptre of Bassia wert furnished ue during a resulenco in St. Petnrtburg 'V a descendant of the Armenian mer- Tho diamond in its rough state, formed he eye of an idol in a temple near Trieh iaopoli. and was abstracted bv a French ivnegade. who cscsihhI with hit prize to Persia. Here ho wandered from town to town trying to dispose of it for mod rate sum, but only meeting with dls rust and suspicion. At length when ho news of the theft had spread over India and reacbe. Persia, farincr arrest. f 10 accepted the offer of a ITebrow mcr- 'liant and surrendertHl the :dtamoiul for $10,000. Meantime the Shah wait in. ornied, not only of tho rold nry, but also that the thief was residing in his vrritory, atnl bad offered the atono re iX'atedly for sale At once his Highness gave orders to irrest tlie man, dead or ahve and to eizo the diamond. The Jewish mer ha'nt naturally tecame tilarmel for the 4fety of his new acquisition, ss well an 'hat of his head, and gladly sold tho tono to an astute Armeniaii merchant lamed Shafras for f CO.OOt). Tl mag lificence of Catherine the Great and her ourt wasn bv-woal in Armenia And Per- Kda, and 'Shafras knew right well tl that if !ie could reach St. leterbnrg with hii liamond ho would lie able te dispone of t at a handsonn profit. The gnuttest litlieulty was to secrete tho stone io 'lonitighly aliout his person that in case f his arrest it should not bo discovered. it was too largo for him to swallow, he, solved the problem by making a teep incision in the calf of bin left le, lserting the stone, jind sewing up tho vound with fcilver thread. When the cut had cicatrized sufficient' iy to allow the removal of the wire, Shafras began his travels toward Bussia. fLul he knowuatm arriving attneffrontier that the diamond had been traced to tlie Tewish merchant, and from him to an Vrmeniai'. ho would probably have tried til .WM.hiilAtl'jpnnty,. .But he boldb iiant to the Shsh's inquisitive officials, 'vis an-ested, and consigned to prison on suspicion. Strong emetics were lulmin stered, but no diamond came to light. He was 8t.ipied naked, plunged into a Su't bath, and then examined from head ?) foot, with no'letter snccess. Even a ittle torture was tried, but Shafras was tirm; and in the end he was bundled tin erenioniously over tho frontier hi ,ettv cash leing retained. II ranched Orenburg, and here some compatriots itlvaneed him some money to reach the capital. Catherine the Great was short of rcady- noney when Shafras offered her bin liaciand for sale. He demanded $200, hjO for it, but the Empress cony not raise moro than $100,000, and though he offered 40,000 dessiatins (of ftuir. .crea each) of ( rowu land in ablition to hirt sum, Shafras refused. Catherine m greatly chagrined and did not hidn it r anoyance; but she was too noble a -earacter to resort to the coercive meas ure which a Shah of Persia won 11 hava tlopted without a moment's hesitation, shafras was aljowi to depart unmolested and leUok himself to Amt-r4ltm to h-tve Iris diamond cut. Here it wo that th5 famous Connt Oriov find saw tho jewel for which hisimperial mis.tr sh luul K!ghel, and he determined to lay it a a gift at her feet. Tho bargain with Sha frus was concludd off-hand, for C!ount Orloy never hagglmL In exchange foi the diamond (which weighs 185 enrats, and is value 1 at $1,500, 00) Cmt Orlov promised Shafras, on h:s return to ln ia. $3.7.rj00 down, an aiinuitfy of md a patent fjf nobility. The Count kept his word; Shuf si th merchant tiocame Lazarev txe gentb-m n, cached his bills at the imperial treasury, tad drew $2,0K) a year for the re t of hi life, which, as uital with snnuitAnt". very prolongtl one. liefore h di 1 he liejome one of the richest mn .in It'iHuia. With the prie of the diamond be tjought mines in Oura!, land in V--arabla, and houses in St. Petenburg. The ninearsed increment" in thirty -ers ma.1 - him ten tim a miilioiMtrr, and at the present day his derUnfn, namb ring hunlred, are all immn-rly rich. Ixm Melikov, former MinUter .f the Interior, and Deiianor, at pr--nt Minister of Pablio Instruction, are grand children of the Armenian Lsu&erev, cauTAXV has t-n, f termed ia Parit, with capital of SlSO.'OfiO, "ioT the pur-,-c of drging the P-d rv - to r-cr stie chariot aiii arms rf 1'harh. Pharaoh mv bav owned a pretty gor "4wtm chariot, "but it ti a the w tr long that we idont U heve it s worth ntrch now. A much btUr can j ptichnvnl for k thai f i And as for Pharaoh s anw, unU tIe i:r;fi'-l. tav woul l 1 of no more value "than his Xi&.Sorrifo'j-n IlfraU. A . . M nrh a chrmtiig gtcth-xnan. And h d.t l not rnakr ttA moey m vulgar trad, f!lh-r. S i? d-l! He owns a ban; f.-r I have heard jcpte who knew him or-as OJ it. It t in a Wteru citj 1 L-acl Faro. V Had- Iph i a Tune. 4V'