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Foil THE STATU JOCRAfc."" '' ' ! ' 1,1 . THE ANGEL AT THE WINDOW,.,. . Of old the wise mad taught as faith, That bo who tees an angel dies, . -1 Because, the anctent legend loith . That angels, out of Taradlse, , Tass by unseen by any eyes, r .,- ' Save those that soon" shall close in death. 1 : I think Ibe ancient legend lies. I know It lies? because I saw ADjangBl 11 lew imimnui And I still live! Yes; I could draw A portrait of the creature so '. Exactly true from top to too. That any mortal (If he saw The same sweet angel close) might know. a. ' What was it like then? Hud it wings? 'Twas like a woman young and fair. It had just taken oft its wings, (And, also, many other things.) In fact, wore nothing but its hair, Except, perhaps, some fingcr-rlngs, , And was most exquisitely bare. How tall was it? Well, I havo not "The measure of nn angel;" I ' Head it in St. John, but forgot. I think it was about as high As Venus the tie Medici And far more fair. All earth has not A creature beautiful as she. All earth has not ; that's how I knew She was an angel a young one That looked as if she never knew .0f sin or sorrow, but just grew ' As flowers grow, loving tho sun, And starry nights, and early dew. G. Where was she? At a.winddw when I saw her; there sho stood in truth Unconscious of my gaze I ken, Bathing her blest, angelic youth In water, and with soap forsooth, And to my wondering eyes seemed then A vision of the naked truth. . Describe her? That is hard to do : Light hair; blue eyes; arms short, plump; white; . Neck, shoulders, bosom, all drawn true To "Hogarth's Line of Beauty;"' slight But plump, full-blooded, red and white ; A girl? Yes, well it might have been, But I don't think so. I have seen c . . 1...., 1.. LnrAH And so believe that I ha'vo seen Anangel, as t said before. DUST SHALL BE DUST. JimPantora.in San Francisco News Letter. J I Alrtli rniTiPfi In Ihiis vvrirM wilhnnr thlnk-lnff Bofore he can think, out lie goes; While sleeping and eating and drinking, His life hurries on 10 its close. The sun is too strong for his vision, The elements hush him to scorn ; The fates tie his hnuds in derision, '. 'Twere better he never was born. And yet, like a fool in his folly, He'd rathea liye on than to dlo; He even attemDts to be jolly . And smiles with a tear iu his eye. He hopes to live on with immortals, Forgetting that God will be just ; Strong spirits may climb beayen's portals, But dust shall forever be dust. FROM THE SLOPE. A JEFFERSON! AN ON AT "FRISCO." His Trip Overland. .1 Sax Francisco, Cat.., Aug. 17,1877. Editor Journal: lbu On Tuesday evening last I first set foot in this K great city. Leaving Omuba on Friday the 10th inst, and traveling constantly five days and four nights ever bodndless plains, "rough quarries, j rocks and hills, whose heads touch hoaven" I at last descended suddenly from the snows oft the Sierra Nevadas to the roses and sunshine of the Sacramento Valley. I shall not attemp r, to tell you of the grand scenery of the Eocky i Mountains, only to say that I was a little dis I appointed in it. For miles we rode iu sight of immense snow banks, then . name miles and j utiles of alkill desert, where the less water one drinks the happier he will feel, and then finally we ascend the Sieria Nevada Mountains, the grand scenery of which, in my opinion far ex- eels that of the Rocky Mountains.' xneyiew from the train at "Cape Horn" is grand In the extreme. The roadbed is hewn out of the solid rock on the edge of the mountain where, ten foot from the iron rail, you could if you were so disposed, jump at ae leap two thousand feet, to the American River below I stepped from the train here to look down the awful precipice. One glance was entirely suf ficient, aud in a moment more I was on the train again. ' From this point a ride of four hours brought us into . the valley where we ( f found the weather very warm. A little further pi on we encountered the ocean breeze and again I " we passed into a different climate, where over- I coats are comfortable articles night and mora- I ing all. summers, save to those who are aceus- I tomed tithe climate aid wear heavy flannel I underclothing, ..The climate of San Francisco M is like ner Chinese, peculiar. It is Tery differ 'JB ent from the climate thirty miles back from the coast. It Is MTer very cold here, tne mercury rarely going lower than 40 In the winter and seldom above 85 in the summer. At about ten a.m. euoii day the wind begins to blow and continues a atntdy soa breeze until about six p. in. The nights are always cool and one requires heavy blankets to sleep well I am told that San Francisco is not a good place for porsons afflicted with rheumatism or throat diseases, but otherwise the place Is con sldered very healthy. . i ft -.., . Immense quantities of fruit are raised Lere. The finest of pears, apricots, limes, peaches, oranges and lemons, figs etc, are srown in per fection. But San Francisco and California in goneral has a grievance. They have an elephant of very large dimensions. What to do with It bow to get rid of it, seonis to bo something like the mysteries of Lord Daudeary, viz: "One ot those things that no follow can find out." I refer to the heathen Chinee; ', With scaroely an exception I find that the entire white popu lation, without regard to age, sect "or previous conditiou of servitude'' are opposed to the Chinese, They appear to have a special hatred towards them. They say they work cheap, live on nothing, and send all their earnings to China.' Hence they should not be permitted to come here 1 It will doubtless seem to you, as It does to rr.e, strange, that a mau may not sethis own price and his own labor, and that after he has labored that ho may not send his earnings whero he pleases. But these are offenses in the eyes of Californlaes, and sooner or later there will be serious trouble over this question. How our government can exclude these people from coming here I cannot see. We have long boasted that we are the home and the asylum of the down trodden and op pressed of all nations, now upon what sound principle can we exclude the Chinese. My observation hero thus far convinces rac that the Chinese are industrious. I have never yet , known . one of their number . to bo begging. They all seem to be at work, and some of them are the pro prictors of heavy mercantile establishments. Yet, notwithstanding these lacts, these people were th e targets for abuse and Insult and mur der during the lute strike, and nothing but the promptest and most . Vigorous action on the part of the city authorities, prevented a whole sale massacre of their, hhmbcr.( .Even as. it was, their quarters were shamelessly invaded, and several were wantonly killed. ; .This is evidently. but the beginning, however and I am satisfied, that John Chinaman has seen his best days in California. All classes arer down on him.1 You - will frequently see signs over stores, laundries, etc., reading as follows: "No Chinese labor employed here!" This is a bid to the public for patronage. San Francisco is preeminently the city of stocks. There are more stocks here to the square inch I suppose, than in any other place on earth. ' Everybody dabbles In stocks, from the clergyman, lawyer and merchant to the hod-carrier and the servant girl. A lew make money, but very many lose all they put in. Next week I take a trip dowu tho coast and to JjOi Angelos. then to San Jose, Santa Risa an'l return here, onuatlien to Missouri again. L. MEETING OF OLD SOLDIERS. At the meeting of old soldiers on the eve ning of the 23rd, quite a number of old vete rans were present. Gen. II. B. Johnson Was elected chairman and C. H. Palmer, secretary. Gen. Johnscn stated the object of tho meeting was to appoint delegates to represent this city, at the re-union of the army of the Tennessee, to be held at St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. Dth, (Hh, 1S7C. The meeting then proceeded to appoiut del egates, with the following result: H. T. Holmes, Chas. II. Palmer, II. B. Johnson, M. T. C. Williams, Oscar G. Burch. M. J. Learning, J. B. Kaiser, Jas. S. Rots- ford, Christ. Wa;ner, G. L. Emil S;-herer and Capt. Schueller. On motion, the secretary was instructed to furnish the delegates with proper credentials. A motion was made and carried, that a meeting bo held on Tuesday evening, Sept. 11th, in Christ. Herchenroeder's building for the purpose of organizing to attend funerals of such old soldiers as may dia in our commu nity, and bury them with military honors. On motion, the secretary was instructed to furnish the proceedings of the meeting to the daily papers for publication. The meetins then adjourned to meet again Tuesday evening, Sept. 11th, to hear report lrom tho delegates. C. H. PALMER. Secretary. STOLEN HORSEFLESH. Sepecial Dispath to the Kansas City Times. Holden, Mo.. Aug, 22. The Marshall ot Brownsville arrived here yesterday morning in Ipursuit of the parties who had stolen three borses and one muio irom a citizen mere. it. x. Leaverton, although hardly able to ba up from a recent attack of cholera morbus, was at once alive and ready to trap the game. Scouts were sent out to reconnoitre. The parties suspected were found, and a squad of men started to make the arrest. The gang took alarm aud fled, sell ing one horso in Pittsville township as they fled. R. I. Leayerton, Fred Spade, aud the Browns ville man continued the pursuit, -and by hard riding all night with Capt. Lewis Burris, of Columbus, an experienced and efficient guide for trailing to hiding places, they came upon three of the gang hidden in a wheat stack three miles from Concordia. Several horses were in charge, and all well secured. Two of the thieves were taken to Brownsville and one brought hero, and in less than two hours after his arrival he was on bis way to the Warronsburg jail, having walyed a prelim inary examination in charge of Attorney Brln. ker. Three of the horses belonging to parties in this and Bates counties will reaob here in the morning; the rest were taken to Browns ville. " .' This gang has fifty borses now on hand, and have stolen oyer $00 horses since May. Several others are'implicated, and moie arrests will be the result. The rendezyous broken up was on Blackwater, four miles north of town. SUICIDE. An Old Citizen of Lexington Shoots IIim 8KI.F Through the IIkart. Mr. Isaac rainier was one of the oldest citi zens of Lexington, Mo., generally known and universally respected. He was quite a wealty man some years ago, but , his fortune took wings during the war and of late years he became somewhat involved In debt. He was the father-in-law of Major John E. Ryland and Dr. G. C Bolton, of Lexington. The old gen tleman lost bis wife some time ago, since which time he has lived a secluded life, having no one but bis servants around him. Y'estcrday morning he got up betvvcea 5 and G o'clock, as was his custom, and dressed him self.' The negro Woman who did bis' cooking went about her work, and was startled by a sharp report. She thought it was caused by the falllug of a window sash, and went to Bee about it. . She found Mr. Palmer prone upon his hack and tho room filled with powder smoke. An examination proved that bis life had gono out at a bullet nolo made by a pistol fired with his own hand. He had placed the pistol about two inches below the left nipplo and the ball entered his hcart,producing instant death. On the margin of a piece of newspaper he had written, probably just before committing the rash act; "Disappointed Destitute." He also lclt a note directed to his son-in-law, Major John E. Ryland, whom he was owing somo money, directing him to wind up his estate aud pay himself out of the proceeds, if there was sufficient to do so. but he feared there was not. Deceased was about 71 years old, but was rather vigorous lor that age. The sad affair has cast a gloom over the city of Lexington, and his daughters hnye the sym pathy of all. There can be no doubt as to tbc cause of tho suicide. The old gentleman felt that ho had outlived the days of his usefulness, and was financially embarrassed, His proud spirit re volted at tho idea of ever becoming a charge upon his children, aud he preferred to try the realities of another world . Sedalia Democrat A PERTINENT QUESTION. Editor State Journal: Did the State have $150,001) deposited in the National Bauk of the State ot Missouri at tlio timo of the bank's failure? By answering this, you will obligo i i ' :.. . , - A SUBSCRIBER. We understand that the Burns Bank had about $150,000 deposited in the National Bank of the State of Missouri at the tlms of its fail ure, and as the Burns Bank has been the de pository for the larger part of tho State funds under the present administration, we suppose the rumor grew out of this fact. We suppose the State will sutler no loss, as the. Treasurer doubtless required the bank to give a sufficient bond to cover all deposits of the State. As this Is a matter of importance to every citizen of the State, an official statement iu this regard, would not be out of place. A CHILLICOTHE SCANDAL. "-!'IIcotho is in a ferment of excitement ov er .-uuial scandal that involves an ugly phase ol'uomestic life. The parties to it are Robert W. Wylio, a traveling salesman to a St. Louis grocery house, and his wife, formerly a belle of Chillicothe. They were married sonic years since, and went to live in 't. Louis. One day A I.ETTKR CAME to Mr. Wylii'.'s address, which his wife opened. From this she ascertained that he was living with a woman named Florence Davenport, on rine street. She went to tho place indicated, and confronted her husband and his paramour. Reproi'diHs and confession followed, but Mrs. Wylie was not to bo conciliated, so she sold out her furniture and went back to her moth er iu Lewis county. There sho commenced A SL'IT FOll A DIVOHCK. Of course, it produced a sensation, and when the facts were known, everybody very natu rally sided with Mrs, Wylie. The husband, however, sought to bring her to terms by re taining possession of their children. She sued out a writ of HABEAS CORTUS, and the court has just granted her their custo dy until the divorce suit Is determined. This puts Mrs. Wylie ahead in the legal race, and the traveling salesman is in a fair way to lose his wile. Bazoo. IMPORTANT TO NOTARIES PUBLIC. Tho act concerning notaries public passed at 'lie last session of the legislature, requires that such officers shall file a bond with the county clerk (circuit clerk in St. Louis) within ninety days after date of appointment. In case of failure, their commissions to be returned to Secretary of State and canceled. In a number of cases the law has not been complied with. The only remedy is to be re- commissioned by the Goyernor. THE McKEE CASE. St. Louis, August 14. A demurrer aud an answer in the case of .the government versus W. McKee, were filed in the United States Cir cuit Court to-day by defendant's counsel. He demurs against all the counts and causes from No. 1 to 434, covering the time from September 1, 1371, to August 8, 1872 on the ground that they are barred by limitation. The anwer is a general denial of all the remainder ot the counts from No. 459 .to 1,653, and all others; and that the government cannot maintain the present suit against the defendant for the rea son that he was indicted, tried and convicted on the same general charges as are now brought against him, In 1875, was sentenced to imprisonment and to pay a fine, and that be was subsequently granted a full and uncondi tlonal pardon by the President, which was accepted by the court, and by It released. ' GTI03TLY, ': A Havntkd Railroad, The employes of the Chicago, Rock Island and Paclfio road, on the southwestern division, are baring a little sensation of their own, which is creating no little excitement along the line. It Is claimed that the road is haunted by a "wo man In white,'!,who about tho hour of mid nighty appears and presents a more ghostly spectacle than Wilkle Collins most thrilling conception. According to the Fairfield Led ger, the shape, whatever It may bo, was seen on Wednesday Bight, of last week, by Engin eer Moore, on train No. 0, between Perlco and Pleasant Tlain. It was walking up the track toward the engine, and the careful engineer, thinking it a thing of flesh aud blood, actually whistled for brake aud almost brought his train to a stand still. Just as the form was within a few feet of him it disappeared. Ho saw the face plainly, and supposed it cither that of a lunatic or a somnambulist. On Thursday and Friday night It was seen nt dif ferent places between the two towns by engin eers Shaffcr and Crow, who agree with Moore as to Its'dcscrlptloii, manner of appearance, etc Siuce Us lirst visit tho train men havo been ou the watch, doUrmined to see what it Is and how It gets time. They aro too brave to bo frightened by tho apparition, even If it is an inhabitant of the spirit world, but still their curiosity gets away with them, and in their de termination to ferret out the mystery they do stand a Iiltlo in awe of the fragile form that gives them these mysterious visits. The matter is a common topic of conversa tion among railroad men on tho division. Threo years ago a married woman was out raged in a terrible manner near the place whero tho white specter has been seen, receiv ing injuries which caused her death somo thrco weeks after. Now thero is a suspicion that one or two parties who know more about tho affair than they havo ever told, take occasional bus iness trips on the line, aud that it is to trouble their conscience that the form appears. St. Joe Chronicle. THE BROKEN BAND. The horse thieves . Central Missouri are getting a terrible sliak'u.g up just now by such man as Lavcrton, of Holdcu, DeLong, Reavis and Walton, of Brownsville, Casson and Aul gur, of Marshall and Taubman, of Lexington. DeLong, Walton and Reavis started the ball iu motion, and the other gentlemen have acted iu perfect harmony with them, which has re sulted In breakiug u; one of the most exten sive and formidable bands of horse thieves that ever infested the west. In our issue of Thursday we gave an aecount of the three thieves captured near Aulville, we stated that DeLong. had gouetoMarbali,where ho would be joined by Casson and Aulgur, aud tin y would inako a descent upon another camp of thieves, when It was expected they would have hot work. For prudential reas ons we did not give the direction iu which this camp was located, or who they were after. They carried out their programme and cap tured the leader of tho whole band, Big Jim Smith, and six more of the gang. Smith has been stealing horses ever sinco the war, and was regarded as a shrewd and desperate man. He is nast the prime of life but got worse as he grew older. This makes ten of the band arrest ed iu all, and there aro several moro town ships tohcar from. From passengers who arrived by tho branch train last night, we learn that a man came into Lexington yesterday from Holden, who stated that as he passed through Blackwater bottom, northeast of Holden ho saw the bodies of three men daugling from the limb of a tree. He did not stop to make a close inspection or sco who thev were. (It is thought they belonged to t!;o band of thieves who are beiug picked up iu every direction. Sedalia Demo crat. A NEW MOON. Tho bright reddish star which rises about S o'clock this time, the mars, was not known to have a moon, whilst jupltei's four satellites can be seeu by eveu small telescopes. Tho large telescope of the National Observa tory in Washington, with an objective glass of about the size ot tho bottom of a vashtub, has a week ago proved its extraordinary powers. Prof. Hall has discovered by its aid a moon of mars, which but very few instruments will be strong enough to show. The newly discovered moon is very small, less than a hundred miles in diameter, is very near its primary, only 15,000 miles distant, and revolves around mars in thirty hours. Our moon is 2,100 miles in diameter, distant 238.000 miles, and revolves around the earth Iu 20 days. An assistant to Prof. Hall. Mr. Todd, be lieves he has seen another smaljer satellite, yet nearer mars. There is no instrument in this vicinity which can show the new star. F. A. N. A MEMBER OF THE CABINET SOLD. Among the policy-holders of the deluuet Columbia Life Insurance Company is Post master General Key, ot Tennessee. Mr. Key bad a $10,090 policy in the concern, and paid his premiums promptly. About two years ago Mr. Key, it is stated surmised that the com pany was not exactly square, and expressed himself in a letter to its officers. His fears were overcome by a letter to the effect that the company was solid and would declare a divi dend. He then resumed paying his premiums and had paid $5,000 up to the time of the col lapse. St. Louis Journal. Thomas B. Penton, Esq., otthe Equitable Life Insurance Company, 120 Broadway, N. Y says : . I have had experience, and know Dr. Giles Liniment Iodide ov Ammonia Is the clean est, nicest, and most perfect combination that has ever ceme before the public. It never soils, is not greasy, is agreeable and pleasant, at the same time so effeotnal and beneficial. I have not only used it myself and family, but haye glyen it to many afflicted with aches, pains, and bruises, and all willingly unite In testifying to Its wonderful and great merit. Thomas B, Penton. For sale by B. A. Suppan. GRIEVANCES OF COMMISSION MEN. The commission merchants of New York City claim that they were greatly damaged during the progress of the strike by the failure of the transportation companies to dollyer western products consigned to them, and are deylsing means whercbv they may pceover damages for their losses. ' , It Is said they will bring an action against the transportation. companies, and that the transportation companies will have recourse against the states through which their tracks runs. This being the case, it would seem that tho losses growing out of the sti ike will event ually be shouldered upon the people of the country. NARROW GAUGE. Hon. A. W. Anthony arrived home on Mon day last after a ten days trip) to Clinton and other points west. Ho says the people of Hen ry and other counties along the contemplated line appear to bo thoroughly in earnest ou the narrow gaugo question. Col. 1'. A. LaDue. also came down in the Interest of our narrow gauge. The Col. is l'rcsideut of a new com pany recently organized in Kan sas, . and Is examining ' the feas ibility of the proposed lines to Jefferson City and St. Louis. After consultation with some of our citizens, tho Col. took the stngo Tuesday Ur Tipton. Gazette, Apple-Ions' Journal for September has three illustrated articles one on "Charles Rirer," a second on "Eton College'' and another on the "Tyrol and tho Tyrolese." There is hIso- a frontispiece bv Alfred Fredericks to a dramatic poem called "The Last Banquet," based on an incident in tV.n French Revolution. The sec ond installment of the story "A StniRglc,'' by Mr. Barnet Phillips, delineates capitally some stirring incidents in a French mansion on the Alsatin border during the Franco-German war. A very promising new novel is begun called "By Celia's Arbor," writtcu conjointly by those popular authors, Walter Besant and James Rice, authors of "Ready Money Morti boy"aml"The Golden Butterlly. Mr. Wirt Sikes scuds from Wales soino entertaining comments ou the name "Gwendolen," which Georee Eliot cives to the heroine of "Daniel Deronda," tracing it to "Gwcnllian," meaning 'white linen." accompanied with a strikin;.' dramatic sketch of an earl y WcNh heroine of the name. Then there is a somewhat long but excellent short .story, "Tom rhe.-ter's Ro mance," by Miss OIney; a bit of pleasant gos sip over "Some old Phiy-Bills" by "M. E. W. S.;"a paper on "Charles Kingsley and his School," by Mr. E. L. Burlingame; and we are glad to note the name of Constance. Fenimore Woolson among the contributors to the poetry. There aro still other papers, and well-tilled ed itorial departments, making a rich budget for he quarter of a dollar asked for it. Potter's America:! Monthly lor September i out, with an array of unusually cntertainiiiL' and instructive articles, most admirably adapt ed for tho family and home. Iu way of illus trations and variety of subjects this number ap pears to eclipse allof its predecessors. Jit opens with the third paper on "Civic and Scenic New England Portland, tho Whito Mountains and Lake Winnipseogec," by Orwmel S. Senter. In tlds article, the reader is literally carried to the charming mountain and lake regions of New Hampshire, and brought into the most intimate relations with the beautiful and sublime. The eighth paper on, "Architectual Progress Ecclesiastical Architecture in the United Slates," by Rev. Dr. Blackwood, will be found to possess peculiar interest aud f.'ilue, from the fact that it relates entirely to architecture in America. Both of these papers are profusely illustrated one exhibiting the charms of na ture in AmeriCa, tho other, the harmonies and inconsistencies of American art in the lelig ious edifices. Following these, we notice u second paper ou "The Amazons of Mexico,' by Elizabeth Oakcs Smith, which sustains the interest awakened in the first chapter, and that is saying a good deal. The History of Malin ka is botli stranso and curious, and her power, as graphically portrayed, magical. "The Spectre ot Seneca Lake," by Dr. La Moille; 'A Court Day in the Morlach Country," by W. W. Crane; "Tho Puzzle of Philosophers;' "Deerfield Old and New;" Quitzow the Story of a Hermit," und "Sierra Nevada," by a Topographer, are contributions specially at tractive. No one should fail to read the "Sierra Nevada" paper, written from Freel's Peak; it is a most craphie pen-picture of the Sierras. The editorial department are replete with valuable matter. The notes and queries give us "Banquet," "Something of a Curiosity," "Strange Facts about Surnames," "Curious Tliases of Vitality." Tho current memoran da furnishes two pages on "Capital and Labor their Rights and Wrongs," which will com mand attention. Literature and art division entertains the reader with "Mental and Ppys- ical Vigor in Literature," and "Art Talents and its Rewards." Under Science and Me chanics, "Science iu its Relation to Nerve rower" is most ablv discussed, aud will well compensate perusal. Tho number is really . sparkling in its gossip aud note book "Wav side Thoughts," "A Beautiful Passage," "A nappy i nougnt," etc. rne taste, talent and visor displayed in this, a peculiarly American Magazine. for the family aud home, make it worthy of its increasing popularity. Pub lished by John E. Potter & Co., Philadelphia EXPORT OF CANNED MEATS. In addition to her regular cargo the steamer "City of Berlin," which sailed for Liverpool ou Saturday, took out au unusually heavy consien mentof canned meats, consisting of over four thousand cases. This is the largest single ship ment of that class of goods ever made from this port, and there "is more to follow," As all these meats come from Chicago it Is thought they are sent abroad in fulfillment oi the; order from France to which some allusion was made some time ago. The goods are sent via Liver pool, but it is known that their ultimate des tination is the country named, and .that they are intended for the French army in camping quarters. AU the steamers leaving this port for Europe will probably carry more or less of this class of freight for some time to come. New York Bulletin. Mutant''1