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THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.
BYPL1XY, JB.t AX EYE WITNESS.
We copy the following from the let
ter of Pliny, Jr., to Tacitus, the histo
rian. It has probably never before
been published in any newspaper. At
least we have never seen it, and the
book is very rare from which we ex
Your request that I would send you
an account of my uncle's death, in or
der to transmit it to posterity, deserves
my acknowledgments ; for if this acci
dent hall be celebrated by your pen,
the glory of it, I am well assured, will
be rendered forever illustrious. He
was at that time with the fleet under
bis command at Miseuum. On the
23d of August, about one in the after
noon, my mother desired him to ob
serve a cloud which appeared of very
unusual size and shape. He hud
just returned from taking the
benefit of the sun, and after
bathing himself in cold water, and
taking a slight repast was retired
to his study ; he immediately arose and
vent out' upon an eminence from
whence he might more distinctly view
this uncommon appearance. It was
not at that distance discernable from
what mountain this cloud issued, but
it was afterward found to ascend from
Mount Vesuvius. I cannot give you
a more exact figare of its figure than
by resembling it to that of a pine tree,
for it shot up a great heijzht in the
form of a truuk which extended itself
at the top into sort of branches, occa
sioned, I imagine, by a sudden gust of
air that impelled it, the force of which
either decreasing as it advanced up
wards, or the cloud itself being pressed
back again by its own weight,expanded
in this manner. It appeared some
times bright and sometimes dark and
spotted, as it was more or less impreg
nated with earth and cinders.
This extraordinary phenomenon ex
cited my uncle's philosophical curiosity
to take a nearer view of it. He order
ed a light vessel to be got ready, and
gave me liberty, if I thought proper,
to attend him. I rather choose to
continue my studies, for, as it happen
ed, he gave me an employment of that
kind. He was now so nigh the moun
tain, that the cinders, which grew
thicker and hotter the nearer they ap
proached, fell into the ships, together
with pumice stones, and black pieces
of burning rock; they were also in
danger not only of being aground by
the sudden retreat of the sea but from
the vast fragments which rolled down
from the mountain, and obstructed all
the shore. Here he stopped to consid
er whether he should turn back again;
to which the nilot advised him. 'For
tune," said he, befriends the brave;
carrv me to Pomponianus."
In the meantime the eruption from
Mount Vesuvius flamed out in several
tuaces with much violence, which the
darkness of the night contributed to
render still more visible and dreadful.
They consulted together whether it
would be most prudent to trust to the
houses, which now shook from side to
side with frequent and violent concus
sions, or to fly to the open fields.where
the cammed stones and cinders, though
i:ht vt foil in lartTA armwrs nd
.1 a :ZL T a:.
tress they resolved for the fields.as the)
llllWat'UV uww uvivui wa
least dangerous of the two. Ihev:
went oat then, having pillows tied on
their heads with napkins ; and this was
their whole defense against the shower
of stones that fell around them.
Though it was now day everywhere
else, with them it was darker than the
most obscure night excepting only
what light proceeded from the fire and
flames. They thought proper to go
down further upon the shore, to ob
serve if they might safely pnt out to
sea, but they found the waves still ran
extremely high and boisterous. There
my uncle, having drank a draught or
two of cold water, threw himself down
oa a cloth which was spread for him,
when immediately the flumes, and a
strong smell of sulphur, which was the
forerunner of them, dispersed the rest
of the company ami obliged him to
arise. He raised himself up with the
ntA nf tiii nr V!l II t 51 lid iimbllltlv fell
- , rt--i t A.
iiig always had weak lungsand subject
to a difficult of breathing. As soon
r mncnMitlirine insuiuuon. xus atrocities are
as it was light again, winch was not tin , . , , ,
.1-,r.....fTi,;an,f.Unpldv!,... own the world over, and hundreds
cideut, his body was found entire, and
without any marks of violence upon it.
exactly in "the same posture that he
fell, and looking more like a man
asleep than dead.
End of Pliny's description of his un
cle's death, written to Tacitus. XVI
tllC Hill I W ? a
Though it was now morning, the
light was exceedingly faint and lan
guid , the buildings all around us tot
tered, and though we stood upon open
ground, -et as the place was narrow
and confined there was no remaining
there without certain and great dan
ger ; we therefore resolved to quit the
town. The people followed us in the
utmost consternation, and a muni
distracted with terror, every sugges
tion seems more prudent than its own)
pressed in great crowds about us on
our way out. Being got at a conven
ient distance from tiie houses we stood
still in the midst of a dreadful scene of
danger. The chariots which he had
ordered to be drawn out were so agita
ted backwards and forwards, though in
the open field, that we could not
keep them steady, even by supporting
them with large stones. The sea
seemed to roll back on itself, and to
be driven from its banks, by the con
vulsive motion of the earth ; it is cer
tain the shore at least was considerably
enlarged, and several sea animals were
left upon it. On the other side a black
and dreadful cloud bursting with an
incenous serpentine vapor, darted out
a long train of fire, resembling flashes
of lightning, but much larger.
Soon after the cloud seemed to de
scend, and covered the whole ocean ;
as indeed it entirely hid the island of
Caprea and the promontory of Mise
uum. My mother strongly conjured
me to make my escaie at any rate,
which, as I was young, 1 might easy
do ; as for herself, she said her age and
corpulency rendered all attempts of
that sort lmiwssible: however, she
would willingly meet death if she
could have the satisfaction of seeing
that she was not the occasion of mine.
But I absolutely refused to leave her,
and, taking her by the hands.I led her
on ; she complied with great reluctance
and not without many reproaches to
herself for retarding my flight, lhe
ashes had begun to fall upon us.though
in no great quantities. 1 turned my
head, and observed behind us a thick
cloud of smoke, which came rolling
along after us like a torrent. I pro
posed, while we had yet any light, to
turn out of the high road, lest we
hould be pressed to death by the
crowd thai followed us. We had
scarcely stepped out, when a darkness
overspread us not like that of a cloud
night, or when there is no moon, but
of a room which is shut up and all
light extinct. Nothing then was to
be heard but the shrieks of women and
the screams of children, some for their
parents, others for their children ; one
lamenting his own fate, another that
of his family ; some wishing to die ;
from fear of dying some lifting up
their hands to the Gods, but the great
. - . i . . t .
er part imaging mat me Jong ana
eternal night had come which was to
destroy both the Gods and the world
Among these there were some that
augmented the real .terrors by iraagi-
nary ones, and made me ingntenea
multitude believe that Misenum was
actually in flames. At length a glim
mering light appeared, which we im
agined to be mther the forerunner of
an approaching burst of flames (which
in truth it was), then the return of
day ; however, the fire fell at a dis
tance from us: then again we were
immersed in thick darkness, aud a
heavy shower of ashes rained upon us.
which we were obliged every now and
then to shake off, otherwise we should
have been crushed and burned in a
heap. I might boast that, during all j
this scene of horror, not a sigh or ex-1
pression of fear escaped from me, nail j
not my supnort been founded in that
miserable, ttiougn strong consolation,
that all mankind were involved in the
same condition, and that I imagined
that I was perishing with the world
itself. At last this dreadful darkness
dissipated by degrees, like a cloud of
smoke ; the real day rcturned.and even
the sun appeared, though very faintly,
and as when an eclipse is coming on.
Every object that presented itself to
our eyes (which were extremely weak)
seemed cnangeti, ueing covereu over
with white ashes as with a deep snow.
We returned to Misenum, where we re
freshed ourselves as we could, and
passed an anxious night between hope
and fear, though indeed with a much
larger share of the latter ; for the earth
quake still continued, while several
enthusiastic people ran up and down
. ... .t- 1 r- .l.i
neigiitcninjr ineir own nun menus
. ... " i . mi j;
AnTnmiliM litr torrihlp nrpriirtinna.
However, my mother and I, notwith -
stnndinr the dan-er we had nassed.
I and that which still threatened us.had
' k.w.rrhfa nf lonvino- thi nlnpA till
i - O O
we received some account of my uncle
and now, you win reau mis narra-
live witnoui any view oi lus-eriiug u
vour history, of which it is bv no
means worthy; and indeed you must
impute it to your own request, if it
should appear scarce to deserve the
trouble nf a lfttT. Tetter XX to
Held by England.
Madrid. April 27. Newspapers
state England is holding a Spauish
torpedo boat which she refuses to re
store despite several applications.
All that have once used it pronounce
TW. RnIP Rhv fivnin I lie hw! tiMxlirin
knows for the complaints of early child
nooa. so ccbu per noiue.
His Prison Life an Almost
! Boston Hentld
Probably there is more curiosity
conceding the prison career of Jesse
eroy than any other convict in
make the vaiti visit to the prison to iret
a sight at him. Indeed, scarcely a vis
itor appears there but who asks for the
privilege, and. strange as it may
seem, the most importunate and persist
ent of these are found among the lady
visitors. It is no uncommon thing for
the Warden to be importuned for half
an hour at a time by a delegation of
these philanthropic females, and, find
ing that their pleadings are useless,
they go'off in a rage, probably declar
ing inwardly that Pomeroy is a saint
and angel in comparison with Gen
This singular phenomenon of a fiend
aud murderer is eveu more singular
sincd his incarceration for life in a
lonely cell than he was in the palmy
days of his atrocities. He has, in fact
become quite an exemplary young
man, and is evidently determined
upon acquiring a thoroughly classical
education. He is away by himself in
in a cell in that part of the prison
know as the'upper arch,"out of the
sight of everything and everybody, and
the only sounds which greet his ears
are the whistles of the passing locomo
tives and rumbling of the trains.
Three times a day is the solitude bro
ken only by the appearance of a keep
er with his meals, aud then not a word
passes between them. It should be
added, in qualification however, that"
the chaplain visits aim occasional! v,atid
also that his mother aud brother arc
allowed interviews with him every
three months. This is in accordance
with the general rules of the prison.
all" of which are applicable to Pomeroy
with the terrible exception that his
confinement is to be solitary for the
term of bis natural lite.
During the regular working hours
he is employed making brushes, but
in this respect he is not the most pro
fitable convict in the prison. He soems
to have taken to literature rather than
to the mechanical arts, and spends
most of his time in the acquisition of
knowledge. So far as the English
branches go he is already master, and
has now attacked Latin, French, and
German, aud is making astonishing
progress in all of them. If it were not
for the conditions that forbid his ming
ling with the rest of the prisoners it
would not be a bad idea to make him
"professor of languages'' of the institu
tion. He writes a letter to his mother
every week, and receives one from her
regularly in return. I be poor woman
brings oer her communication every
Saturday aud invariably finds one
waiting her. lhe letters which the
young murderer writes are marvels in
the way of parental correspondence,
and some of his descriptions of his
lonely life are characterized by a sad
ness which is indeed harrowing.
He never makes any reference to
his crimes, and when questioned bv
the officer about the multitude of
murders and outraees which he has
committed, he invariably answers that
he knows nothing whatever about
them. He has always shown a great
effection for his mother, and her de
votion to him ha, shown her to poss
ess those natural iustincts which are the
charm of pure womanhood. She
seems to be an exemplary woman in
every resjiect, never coniplainig, but
always anxious, and has the condolence
and "sy mpathy of every officer of
the prison, as she should indeed of the
Lamontk, April 20, 187S.
From our Rfculnr Ourrrsponl?iit.
Not much corn now coming in. Prices
remain the same.
Nine cirloads of fat cattle were shipped
from here, this week, to St. Louis.
There is some wheat heading out.
This is early and will make harvest very
There is to be a festival some time j
soon by our Baptist friends, for the benefit
of their former partor, Eider W. S. Webb.
At the concert on Saturday night Miss
Jennie Gilbert was voted the most popular
young lady, and so got the musical instru
ment. Our farmers are now very busy plow
ing and planting their corn crops. So far
as we have heird, those that have planted
have nearly all got a good stand.
Dr. R, II. Stevens, of St. Louis county,
is trying to make it lively around here in
the trespass business, baving instituted
suits of ejectment against about a dozen
persons for cultivating bis lands here
against bis wish.
Wynan, St. Louis, egg carriers
j an "re" . . ,
U-F nler Mawhall, corn planter l-
G. B. Field, St. Louis, machine for
i , . - .
making felted and napped fabrics.
C Q. Staith, Maryville, cloth measuring,
P. White and J. C. Kudferle, St Louis,
KaBsaa City, Mo April 25. Mrs. New
J comb died this morning from the effect of
a dose of potsoa she took on Taesday, since
which time the matter was kept quiet A
divorce recently obtained from her husband
is attributed as the cause.
Yesterday I had sack a bad cold that
I could not speak. I awd Dr. Bull's Cough
- Sjrap, d J I well as ever.
ii com w owiy 29 ceai.
SEDALIA. MISSOURI TUESDAY MORNING. APRIL
A Boiutiful Poem.
The following is one of those beautiful
fragments of thought well worthy of a place
in everybody' album. It written by
the late Dr. T. J. Montgomery, and from a
friend it come to the Bazoo :
TO MY DEAR DAUGHTER "MAUY."
What name in sacred lore appear,
The first and chief among its peers,
To strengthen hope and calm our fear.'?
Who lingered last on Calvary V height,
While others fled the mournful sight
In speechless, sad and pale affright?
Who, when the blessed morn appears,
With bunting heart and falling tears,
First at the t-cpuleher appears?
What name adown the stream of time
From frozen to sunny clime,
So sweetly float in sacred rhyme.
What name shall live incoming day's,
In lover's song aud poet's lays,
Commii.gliug with their loftiest praise,
Who hamlet! down from sire to son,
The tales of fame and glory won,
And trained the infant Washington?
Who taught him for his country's weal
To buckle on the gleaming steel,
And dare the doubtful, dread ordeal?
What name can so much beauty lend,
To itcr, mother, daughlci, friend,
And with our thoughts so sweetly blend,
As Mary ?
Then let me in poetic flame
Here con-cerate to deathless fame,
The ever-loved and lovely name
Sedalia, Mo., Nov., IS63.
Judging by Appearances.
When Maine was a district of Mas
sachusetts, Ezekiel Whitman was cho
sen to represent the district in the Mas
sachusetts legislature. He was an ec
centric man, and one of the best law
yers of his time. He owned a farm,
and did much work on his land ; and
when the time came for him to set out
for Boston his iiest suit of clothes was
a suit of homespun. His wife object
ed to bis going in that garb, but he did
"I will get a nice suit made as soon
as I reach Buton," he said.
Reaching his destination Whitman
found rest at Doolittle city tavern.
Let it be understood that he was a
graduate of Harvard, and that at this
tavern he was at home. As he enter
ed the parlor of the house he found
several ladies and gentlemen assem
bled, and heard the following remark
from one of them :
"Ah, here comes a countryman of
uoruespuu geuius. acres
Whitman stared at the company and
then sat down.
".Say, my friend, are you from the
country ?" remarked one of the gen
tlemen. 'Ya-as," answered Ezekiel, with a
ludicrous twist of the face.
"And what do you think of our
city?" remarked one of the ladies.
"It's a pooty thickly settled place.
anyhow. It's get a sweepiu' sight of
housen m it.
"And a good many people, too?"
"Ya-as, I should guess so."
"Manv people where you come
"Plenty of ladies, I suppose?"
"Ya-as, a fair spriuklin'. "
"Aud I don't doubt that you arc
quite a beau among them ?"
" Ya-as, I beaus 'em home, lew meet
in' and tew singin'-skewl."
'Pcrhuis the gentleman from the
country will take a glass of wiue?"
"Thank'ee. Dou't keer if I do."
The wine was brought.
"You must drink a toast."
"O, giteout! I eat toast; never
hoard of such a thing as driukiu' it.
But I can give you a sentiment."
The ladies clapped their hands ; but
what was their surprise when the
stranger, rising,- spoke calmly and
clearly as follows :
'Ladies and gentlemen, permit me
to wish you health and hapniuess.with
ev.iry blessing earth can afford ; and
may you grow better aud wiser in ad-
einoinir vonrs rwvirinrr pupr in mind
"-"fc a - - . " y
that outward appearances are deceitful.
You mistook me, from ray dress, for a
country booby ; while I, from the same
superficial cause, thought you were
ladies and gentlemen. Our mistake
He had just finished when Caleb
Strong, Governor ot the State, entered
and inquired for Whitman.
"Ah, here I am, Governor. Glad
to see you.'.
Then turning to the dumbfounded
company, be said :
"I wish you a very good evening.
War Office Orders.
Manchester, April 27. A dispatch
from London says great enthusiasm
was manifested in military circles last
night, on its becoming known that the
whole of the staff and commissioned
officers at Lnxlershot bad received
strenuous orders from the War Office
to hold themselves in readiness for im
mediate active service. In addition
it was stated that all of the principal
officers had received important secret
instructions for certain contingencies.
Cincinnati, April 25. The Nation
al Executive Committee of the Social
istic Labor parly are out in a card de
nying that any branch or section of
tnat party is suppiiea wun arras, or
undergoing military drill in Chicago
or elsewhere, as charged in dispatches
from Chicago a few days ago. Tbev
claim their organization to be purely
n. u. m:
Which Means Rtilroads aod Rail
Tho Prince of tne House of Erie.
Paper No. 2.
Second on the list of costly nilroad is
the New York Cfiitr.il and Hudson River.
The main line, (nun New York lo Bull .do,
is 442 miles long. Capital stock,$$S,617,40O.
The Company owns 10,oS3 cars aud 511 lo
comotives. This is the largest amount
of rolling stock owned by any stock com
pany in the United States.
In the lust of tin; suite of parlors con-
i:ccud with the " Grand Central, " in New
York, hangs a life size oil portrait of Com
modore Yanderbilt, the man who, two years
ago, controlled the second largest railway
corporation in the world. Morally and
socially his life was, perhaps, a failure, hut
his success as a financier and railway man
ager was, and i., without a parallel.
Now, that he is dead, his millions will
not silence the tongue of scandal, and, as is
too oft n the ease, tho-? who preyed upon
his suhUance are the first to malign him ;
but no one ever stood in the pretence of the
great railway operator without acknowledg
ing th l he looked, every inch, the king,
from crown to fool. His smile was pleasant
and whole-souled, and his eyes large, keen
and penetrating. There was, however, a
skeleton in the monarch's closet : Jim Fisk !
" He was the rascal," quoting the Commo
dore's own words to Dutiel Drew, " who al
ways beat ma at my own gime. To try his
nerve, I once minted the rale on stock from
ISuffalo to New York to SI per car. In
a week our road was al ve with stock ; it
was necessary to hire the c irs of all lines
connecting with ns in order to supply the
demand. Erie lost all of her stock traffic.
I was jubilant. I woke np one m irning to
find th it four-fifth of the stock I was hand
ling belonged to Fik, who bad agents in
all the wetern cities haying stock and shij
piug it over my line for $1 -r cr, while
he was getting his own price on grain, ruer
chandi-t: and all that, because unj cars -and
my line were flooded with stock. I la, ha,"
stid the Coinuio.Iore, " we compromised hut
I never g-l even with him."
The Erie railway has been famous for
many things. It has a six foot e-uge, also
a third ra.l, making the prevailing gauge of
four feet eight and a h df inches. The most
of iU business transactions have been can
ducted on broad gauge principles. It ha
been condemned by some of lhe first news
napers in the country and supitrted ly
some of the worst, and rice term. Its stuck
has been way up to lit!) and w:iy down to
07. It usually sit the example of re
ducing freight and pisse.iger rates and
fought it out on that line till it went into
bankruptcy. It tarted out with a capital
m.ick of TJj.OOO.flOO. an.l lor a goo.1 many
years it ws the great railroad of the East,
always on lime with its psy car and always
on time when there was trouble in the choir,
or anywhereelse. In the September of 71,
Jim Fi-k ran a relief train into Chicago,
several hours in adv.ince of any other com
pany, and while the tears fell upon the
scorched bauds and blistered cheeks of
thousands of homeless fire driven wretches,
their voices rang out like the clarion notes
of a trumpet, and cheer afcer cheer for the
j great railway m.ignate rent the hl.ickfiied
. .!.! 1 1 1 1 Cul- - f I r f - lt!i 111
the whole terrible scene with one enupre- j
hensive glance, turned asi.le frim Hie
grateful and tearful faces upturned to his
aud wept like a child. It was said that he
sought the lake shore, and while he bathe I
the stain of tears from his cheeks, he ws
heard to thank God that he .was able to
biing relief lo the suflerers.
But while this man had the heart of a
woman so far as susceptibility to the woes
of humanity is concerned he was yet one of
the -most unscrupulous men of his time.
Generous to a fault, responding like a
nuill, Hfcu (
s wail of pov-
. - j
prince, as he always did to the
erty, gifted with the power
th hearts of the men who received their
orders from him, by his bonhommie and jtion act on the sqiianvnwl rather give than tike?
debonVire stvle of treating them, as a piece l we alway. ry to act to each other
I as one brother m hhsnl would to another ? Wliat
of steel is a-traced lo a splendid loadstone, ( mm I)p wricn on tho nijtvt f
he was mixed .up with some of the most I a f.,; heart! And we. a Manu., would in
disgraceful transactions of the age in which more deeply interested in it than all the world be
lie lived. Ills position o'f Vice President drs. . my brethren, think well of it! "Ito jc
, .. , . .. , t..i.. faithful unto each other,"' let n endeavor to live
nf the Erie railway was due no doubt I
to the fact that he had achieved a certain
popularity as Colonel of the fatuous ninth
New York regiment. For years his success
as aa recruiting officer was the theme of
every tongue, ine louowing was one oi
his methyls of miking himself popular :
While he was working up the 9th regiment,
a ball was given at the Academy of Music
and althongh not a regular patron ot the
Delmonicos, on this occasion he was anx
ious that they should furnish the supper.
They declined, on the ground that there
was bo profit in it.
"How much guarantee do you want?
said Jim. "A thonsand dollars," said
Delmouico. "All right," replied
"I'll take five hundred supper tickets,'
and he did.
Onanotheroccasionhecalled at theiroffice
at 30 p. ra. "UUtrne" saiu ne, "i want a
tip top stand up Ilincn witn Dowers ana all
up eiauu uj iuui.il w.i.
thatsortof thing, served in the Erie build -
ine for 150 men at half past six." "That's
two hours from now."
W ell, a great deal
DUrs." "All right
can be done in two hours.'
Colonel. I'll do it, but it will be
sive job for you."
"Who Mid anything about the aMV
answered the prince of Erie, ''you do it
and I'll pay for it" There baa been no
r J ....
Ben wore deep in stock jobbery and gold
w...i.iinn ihn were Fik and tinoid
No one figured more conspicuously in the
Black Friday Iran-actions of 1809 than
did they. They were obliged to defend
themselves in more than one
suit for erabetxlcHMnt When gold was at a
preatiam of $1.50. Clurles C. Allen was
instructed by FUk to buy $1,000,000 of the
ahininz coin, at one time. The names
Oe Win, C Taylor, Albert Speyers, Mr.
Beach, Wm. Heath Co., and 'Uncle
I Dan'l Drew" asp trtieipants in thoe suits
were as well known in every household in
the Empire state as the names of Danton,
Robesieirre and Marat were to the peo
eopleof France in 1793. "lit there came
a day of reckoning; thousands of men hd
liecu lureti to their ruin ; women hud in
vested their last dollar in their mad desire to
sK-riilite; W.tll :iul othcrstreels in New
lork swarmed with a class ol operators
whose sjK-ci il vocation was to buy with a
particular reference to advancing the price
idold nd t.ifk-. The vocation of another
cla-s yclcpt-d '"bears" was to depress the
market. Between those (wo phantoms, the
modest little fortunes of hundreds of people
in the middle ranks of life werexpiandered.
Strange that a man with so many nohle
qualities, should stoop to some of the most
ignoble means to secure self aggrandize
ment. There is a magnificent opera home in
New York, a magr.ificent hotel on Broad
way, a magnificent monument in Green
wood cemetery sacred to the memory of
Jim Fisk ; and there is, at the top of the
staircase of the ladies' entrance to the
Grand Central Hotel, the track of a ballet
fired by the band of a cotntnt, who, but for
his money would have expiated his crime
as scores of his less fortunate f Hows have
done and will continue to do while there is
money, whiskey and women. With the
death of Fisk the palmy days of Erie passed
away, though many of bis able and efficient
subordinates remain. This roid, aNo, is
well equipped, the company having 500 lo
comotives, 280 first class passenger cars, 50
second class, 85 mail and express and 10,57:5
freight. Its length is 451) miles. Eastern
terminus, Jersey City, N. J. Western ter
minus, Dunkirk, N. Y. This great artery
of trade and traffic was sold the 24 ill of this
month (April ISIS) for G.OClO.OOO ; it will
likely undergo a complete reconstruction.
It was purchased by Geo. Morgau who is
the representative of the Lngluh stock
holders. Tube. Continued.)
OUR MASONIC COLUMN.
At the request of several of our Masonic
siihcribers, we have decided to add a
Masonic Department to our StrXDAY
Bazoo, and will continue it as long as
desired. We will b pleased to receive
contributions from Brothers on matters
of local interest to the various bodies of
Masons in the city ami in the towns
around, and tspecially desire to have
omplete historic of. the lodges in the
different towns in the County.
A- a ru!i man i prvr-ive. mul continual
Ir aiming lusher and higher. MAon are no -c"'lln
! thi rule. I tnr Ik many 5Iaon
only u-e lUiif IjUi a M-iin:: stone to attain
ih- hisher il-iv": tliv do not stoj to study and
impress umu their heart- and mind" the teanh-fiur-
or the Blue Lodz. They to nt neertain
l-'fore pioeeedintf further, if lh foundation are
pluuilr. square and level; if. unfortunately, they
an- not, th temple sua day may overtopjde
and Imry them in it ruin; let u look well to our
tietfinnins, aud r what are some of our first
t.onry i not intended to, nor does it, super
;ede reli-iion: it is simply a code of ethics, a mor
al law, deMv'ned to irgprote and elevate mankind.
The three Great Lights are given to u fur tln fol
owina reaon: I. To hja rule and guide to our
tilth and practice, i To ytareonr aetious with
the world, nnd a.. To Keep u in due hounds with
We an- taitsht to reverence IVity, anil to put
our tilth and tmt m Him; to never ue lli holy
name except with reveivnevand awe.whi'.-h i due
from the creature to ht Creator, and yet. how
nnny -iien. callinx rhemelres M ou ue lhe
name of God in the mo-t wicked and trivial mari
ner? The tnchiti3orMaonryare in exact agconl
nce with lhe teaching of Holy Writ. "Do unto
other ft ye would tint men should do unto
We are tausht to have an attentive ear. that we
may li-ar the cry of di-tres. or the ol ot -orrow;
tliat we may hear the vo:ee ofwhdom speaking to
u from age and e.ertene-: and that we may li
teu to lhe iutrnctiou of ilioe in authority over
ii. We an required i l guarded in our sj-eh.
that may guard well the secrets of our uiovcd
order, m l!iat the ieare of the fraternity may not
U-di-turlied. Silence i discretion, hut a Uihhler
cinnot he deiend-d on. OurCireat Light pxpres
ly till u "not to let our right liand know what
our left hand dooth;" or in oilier word, not to
proclaim to the uorld our deed. of charity and le
nevolence. Acain we hir. in tone calculated to
mueii our iiran-, wjrmiiu n
The question twiurally arises, are we fa
each other? I we warn each other ol 01
w t (lviHean, enoonrag each
touch our hearts, "Be ye faithful to each other.
welldoing? Iwc always in business tranac-
nearer the divine injunction: then wilt our lodge
room Is- filled with happy brethren, eager and
anxiou t embrace each other with a warmth
and cordiality to which Lm afraid wo are now
To lf ROixI men and true i among the first le
on taught in Masonry. If this lesson w.i well
learned, nnd carried out, and practiced among
n a. it should t there would not l- o much of
tliat deceit and hypriy that i now o preva
lent and so disfigure our N-autiful world. Hut
1 know I am asking; too much, it i imposibte for
all to think and act alike, but I will tell what we
can d", we can try to be more like the Holy One
who went abnnt doing good.
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IIIIIm l ?(HJ'it.ii
i tartar emetic, an
iting bv sulphate ot june. suipnate oi copper, or
ami ue io siomacn piiinp. men
ixtcent!i grainatropine. nypxler
I lineally, unH repeal wmi camion uuui iiiM-iiiiaie.
l.lo.givestrongcReeortca. U Uej.reion ana
.in.. . !tr. extreme, bteedin ' mar do i?oxl.
Icci uie nuruk .iv.
If ourfnend rcsuung om ditance from a
phvstctan will preerre the, following article, it
k t f n..lir tt tltiu4kl't Hal K
, We Uh ftr ,h? of Mwh
I Qnlnhuri-. nitric, muriatic. tho-nhoric. oxalic.
Sulphuric, nunc, muriatic, puo-
. fer .TSfc ,
white soap to g nuart of tepid
watera alo very
venlc solution of rarNinato of nU or pot.va
J nwv i. . i;ie demulcent .lnnk and
! '. cataplasm, antiphlogi.-tics. Avoid
Delegation of Congressmen.
Boston, April 27. A delegation of
Southern Congressmen, Senators Gor-
don, Morgan and Jones, and Repre-
I ...i r ni- ivir.
'seniawvcs v-anwie, xmis, nunc,
I Home, Clark, Hoper, Young, Morey
Mini uwtuiikft iiruiij visiivii ui
the ISoslou Lommarcial Club.
New York. Anril 27. A dwnatch
from Norfolk, Vs., savs J. B. Weeks,
keeper of a saloon, iust before bis
of death, a few days ago, confessed to
"the murder .and rubbery of five per -
nepntedbij Tain MLuimippi Axciated
A Dying Murderer Confesses
To Haying Killed Five Fersons
Bank Teller Arrested for Em
bezzlement Nathan Matthews Bankrupted
The Hayes Temperance Society
On a Tour of Inspection.
Horrible Murder and Suicide.
Latest Congressional News-
Doings All Orer the Country.
Washington, D. C, April 27.
House The House Committee on
Public Buildings and Grounds has
agreed to report favorably ou the bill
providing for the erection of a new
building for the Bureau of Engraving.
Gen. Gibbon was before the House
Committee on Military Affairs again
to-day, advocating the transfer of the
Indian Bureau from the Interior to
the War Department.
Amendments of the Senate bill reg
ulating the advertisement of mail let
ting were non-concurred in.
The House then went into Commit
tee of the Whole on the Indian Ap
A Missing; Caabier-
Indianapolis, April 27, A special
to the Sentinel this morning from
Salem. Ind., says James Byrne.cashier
of the Salem National Bank, It miss
ing. The following note to his brother-in-law
wa found in the bank :
Mr. Lyons I am financially dis
graced and ruined ; Wall Street did
it. I know not, and no one cares,
whither I go. God help my wife and
child. Jamks Hykne.
He had a fortune of his own and is
supposed to have been speculating in
Wall street. It remains to be nseer
tained if the bank's money has been
used. On opening the safe yesterday
morning some $200,000 in mouey aud
bonds were found.
Dissatisfaction Among Laborers.
Philadelphia, April 27. A gentle
man lately returned from Brazil re
ports dissatisfaction among the labor
ers who sailed from here. The Ital
ians, as soon as they arrived on the
31a mora Biver, begun a strike tor
wages. The demonstration was sup
pressed by old laborers, and the re
fructory ones imprisoned. Collins,
one of the contractors, shot at the
rioters, yet they took away with them
considerable of his baggage. Two
men died from fe"er on the passage
aud one at San Antonio.
Hayes Temperance Society.
Washington, April 27. The Mrs.
Rutherford B. Haves Temperance So
ciety last night dropped the name of
the organization on In ground that
although Mrs. Hayes dgjbouraged the
use of wine at the Duke Alexis and
other dinners given at the Executive
Mansion, she countenanced the use of
claret punch at a dinner on an excur
sion steamer on the Delaware bay dur
ing the recent Presidential trip.
Boston, April 27. The creditors of
Nathan Matthews, who, in 1870, was
worth from six million dollars to seven
million dollars have petitioned him into
bankruptcy. Matthews was an ex ten-
sive operator in real estate, and bis
failure is due, principally, to an enor
mous shrinkage in that class of prop
erty. Tour of Inspection.
Philadelphia, April 27. President
Hayes and party started this morning
on a special train for a tour of the
coal oil regions of the Lehigh and
Schuylkill vallev. The most promi
nent route will be inspected. The
distinguished company will return to
this city this evening. ,
Pottsville, April 27. A dispatch
from Mahony City, says that Charles
E. Suburg,' receiving: teller of the
First National Bank for two years
and who resigned in February, was ar
rested on two charges, brought by
President Siluman, of embezzlement,
alteiing and mutilating the books and
paper of the bank.
Murder and Suicids.
Port Jervis. N. Y. August and
Hannah Griesler, anfaged couple, who
lived near YoungsWe. have been
found horribly mutilated and dead in
house of the latter. They had been
snarated for sona tfiaao ami it is
separaiea ior some line, ami u w
thought that August killed hw wife
land then kUled hiasself.
The oldest daily paper in th city, an-:
".reiudvely read throughout the centra.'
rtion of the State, by bnwiaam Men, and
::ching all classes, it offers iaducement
advert Lers as the best radios through
vhlch to reach the public.
The Great Paris Exhibition-
Disturbances in England.
Bussians Dying like Sheep.
Great Labor Biota in Brazil.
London, April 27. A special from
Belgrade says disturbances have broken
out at Nish and Pirot between the in
habitants and the Servian authorities,
in consequence of Russia's summons
A famine is raging at Veranja,
caused by military requisition. A Ruts
chuk correspondent telegraphs that
out of 6,000 Russians here forty or
fifty die daily of ordinary and spotted
typhus. At Adrianople, Svstova and
Tirnova it is reported that handreds
Tna Paris exhibition.
Paris, April 27. One hundred
thousand foreigners have already ar
rived to witness the ceremony of the
opening of the Exhibition, Wednes
day next, May 1st. The prices of
living have advanced, hut not to the
extent that was feared.
The Exhibition will not be in full
trim until the beginning oi June.
The buildings are finished, but the ex
hibitors are behindhand. The English,
American, Swiss and Dutch sections
are the most advanced.
Berlin, April 27. The statement of
the Imperial Bank of Germany shows
an increase of specie of 1,700,000
marks. A number of German bank
ers, induced to meet here to consider
the practicability ot floating another
Russian loan, unanimously refused to
eugage in the work.
Rome, April 27. Negotiations for
the restoration of relations between
the Vatican and Swiss Government
have nearly fallen through, in conse
quence of the opposition of the exiled
Bishops ot Basle and Geneva.
Second Army Corps.
London, April 27. It is said that
orders will be shortly iswed for the
immediate formation for a second
army corps and raising of the hattal
Iions of that corps to war establish
Berlin, Ayril 26. Prof. Heinrich
Leo. the historian, is dead.
Bismarck Out of Dinger.
Hamburg, April 26. Bismarck is
in no danger from his malady, but bis
return to Berlin will be deferred.
The Cuban Loan.
Madrid. April 27. The Council of
Ministers approved the proposal for
raising a Cuban loan of 500,000,000
MARKETS BY TBXXCBAPH.
New York Money Market.
New York, April 27. Money 6c.
Exchange $4 86Jc to $4 89.
Gold 100jJ; carrying rates 1 to 2 J per
Silver Bans $1 IK) greenbacks; $1 18
gold. Silver coin, 1 percent. diacoUBt.
Bonds GovemiKflts, steady ; State, dull.
New York Market.
New York, April 27. Flour Qaiet
Wheat Quiet and firm ; Chicago 91 28;
Milwaukee $1 30$1 31 ; red wiater $1 30
$1 39 ; amber $1 32 to $1 41.
Cora Quiet; steamer 66 Jc; No. 2,55
Oats-Quiet; extra mixed 3$ie; No. 2,
Mem fork Qaret ;Ww iu ou.
Lard-Quiet ; $7 27 to $7 30.
St. Loins Market.
St. Lnns. Ma, April 27. Flour Firm.
Wheat Firm ; No. 3 red, $1 13 to $1 19.
Cora Easier; 38 Jc to 39e bid.
Oats Easier; 26cbid.
Pork Dull ; jobbing $9 10.
Dry Salt Meaf Unchanged.
Bacon Unch-ange t .
Hogs Fairly active aad aachaaged.
Chicago. Iixs.. April 27. Wheat.
No. 2, $1 13 ; No. 3, $1 07.
Cora o.2, 4 lie to -life; new mixed
fork May 98 oo to 35 57 ; Jus x 77
to $8 80.
Lard-May $87&$6 90.
Whiskcy-Salea at $1 04.
Chicago Ltvk Stock Market.
Hogs Moderately active aad steady, aad
irm at closing ; light $3 30 to $3 35: heavy
to packers $3 20 to $3 35 ; heavy to saippara
ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
Notice is hereby given that by virtaeaad aathor
ity of an order of sale made tad entered of record
by the Probate tour oi Pettis eoaaty. Missouri,
at its February term, 1977, aad renewed at the
February term. 1178. thereof, oa tbe -J4tb day of
February. 17S, in the matter or the estate of
Darius aartwell. died. I, the ancle rained Ad
ministrator de hosis noa of said estate, will in
pursuance of said original order and the renewal
WEDNESDAY. THE 29th DAT or MAT. 1178.
at the Court House door, in the county or Pettis,
hfftatees the hours of tea o clock la taerareaooa
ana live o'ctnrk in the arceroooa of that day,
and while the Probate Court of Pettis county is
ia Mssion, expose to public sale, at auction, to
the highest bidder for cash haad, all the fbilow
nff descrit'ed real estate sitoared ia PettiacountT.
Missouri, to-wit: The northwest quarter of sec-
twenty (.), and thwet hair ot the aerth
qiuirUfr of aiae (ft) jB tawaship fcrty m
(7). of nwo twenty (). David levt.
hob ww luwanuip lunj-Kin oi ran'o
Adm. de bonis aoa of Darius SartwoU, dieaV
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