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ILINCOLN COUNTY HERALD. TBRMM OV ADVIJM flSI Nti. One Square (10 llD)or li,he Insertion. ..$1 5 PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY BY Eaoh additional Insertion M ' Administrators'' Notices , 3 OS final Settlement Notices..... , 3 0 Stray Notices (single stray) 3 !. A YEAR IN ADVANCE. MINGLE fJOPItiS 1'IVE CENTS. Each additional stray In same notice,... I on VOL. 8. TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1873. NO. 9. par A Liberal Deduction will le made to yearly advertisers. E. Is. SI DXOH, DENTIST, Troy, - - ItliBseuri. Will visit tho various towns In tho county from tlmeti time, duo notice of which will ho given. vBnlly G. T. DlTiVIV, iTTORNEf AT LAW, iVcvr Dope, - - Missouri Will practice In the Courta nf the Nineteenth Judical Circuit. Special attontion given to col looting. v7nl0tn6i It. C. MAGRIJDER. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cnp-au-ris, - , Jtlissouri. Will practice in tho Courti of tho Nlnoteenih Judicial District. v7no W. C. McFARLAjVDj ATTORNEY AT LAW, Troy, - - Missouri. Will prnctlco in the Courti of tho Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, aud will giro special attention to collection!. OBI30 Front room over J. It. Knox's Bank. v7nlff CI1AS. MARTIN, Jr., ATTORNEY AT LAW, Troy, - - Missouri. Will practice in nil the Courts of the Nine teenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to the collection of debts. v6n3U A. V. McKEE. e. N. BONPILS. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 'Troy, Missouri. Will practice in tho various Courts of this and adjoining counties. Special attention given to collections and maucrs rei-nus i .-- - OOico, northeast corner Main anil Clici alicets, jusl below Lacledo Hotel. n31)v7 V W T tl I LTD l-v Tl A T.T.I'. N . " I ALX.E3T & BAKER, Vnoroeys-aHaw, AgeiUs Stale ami 1 Phoenix insurance companies, a'rf Ral Ksiafe Agents, r0 Y, MISSOURI. jSjr1!! B. ALLHtf, Notary Public 72nl7 For the Herald A TRIE GHOST STORY. JIT ELSPETH ANNI8. ft )Y. WHEELER Atl0i6iy at Law and Notary Public, ' kw hope;, mo. Will attend to any prnfcsinnal luniLcss tn tho Cu'irtf of Lincoln, Wurren, 1'iko and Montgom ery counties. icp7'71nSBjrl WM KRAZIEIV. Q W. COI.nERT FKiZIKR & COLDERT, Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ts, TROY, MISSOURI. Will prnctlco In nil the courts of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to col lections and to the rale and purcliaso and leading of real cstiito. Abstracts of title, warranty deeds, deeds of trust and mortguges made out on short notice Large number nf valuable farms for sale at low prices. ORIcc on Main treet In Uansdoll's building, up stairs. v7n!4 U ALTO & CREECH) Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ts, TROY, MO. Will nractlee In all the Oourts of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the Rtato. All business entrusted to their care will be 1 romptly attended to. Office over Dr. S. T. East's Drug stole, Of hours from 9 a- in. to 4 p. ui. volflni ; NEW HOPE, MO., Have removed to tho Ira (T. Nelson house, and are now receiving a NEW STOCK OF GOODS, and are determined NOT TO BE UNDERSOLD. They expcot to keep up their reputation for GIVING THE BEST PIUCKS roit Country Produce. September 25, 1872. VICK'S For 1873. The OUIDE Is' now published quarterly. 2S Seals pays for the year, four numbers, which 1s not half the cost. Those who afterwards send money to the amount of One Dollar or moro for Beeds may also order 25 cents worth extra the nrlee paid for the Oulde. The January number Is beautiful, giving p ans Jor making Rural homes, Designs for Dining Ta b Decorations, Window Gardens, fco , aud con talning a mass of information Invaluable to the lover of flowers. 0e Hundred and Fifty pages, on line tinted paper, some Five Hundred Engra vlngs and a superb Colored Plate and Chromo Cover. Tho first edition of Two Hundred Thou sand just printed in English and derutan, and "Jjt",ndJ0AUMESVICK, Rochester, N. Y. THE ORIGINAL LACLEDE STABLE, BIRKHEAD & THORNHILL Still bare their, livery Stable i on Cherry st. he sign at Ahe brick livery stable on Main street the contrary -aotharltbstandlng. Thowrlglnal taelede Btablei.ty the -above proprietor,, are, i they have always ieeo. a few doors -east oT Wltbrow'i saddle shop, where rhe proprietors will always be pleased to seo their .friends. Duggle, horses and wagons to hire. Horses boarded by dsy or week. i8n2 Tito ftctt herein narrated actually oc curted, a number or years ago, in one of tho Southern States. My Informant then lived near the iceno of the strango oventa, and vouches for the authenticity of the following story : John Moore, a very miserly old bach elor, owned one of the richest and moat valuable estates in tho county of Duncan ; his wealth was enormous ; he was master of many slaves, besides his broad lands, and had money out at interest. John Moore lived a very secluded life, but seldom leaving his plantation, except when business interests demanded his doing so, and ho had not been known to invito any one to enter his doors for years. St mo twenty years beforo the oponing of my story, John Mooro had taken a nephew of his to raise This lad was also named John Moore, fie was tho namesako of his undo, and it was whispered that be would inherit the property, at the death of the older Moore, as there wcro no other near relations. Be this as it may, whatever wcro the intoutions of the unolo in taking bis nephew under bis roof, one thing was quite evident, that the lad was no incum brance, but an actual benefit. He had been on the plantation but a short time before ho exhibited uncommen sagacity in avery thing pertaining to plantation affairs. The uncle was not long in dis covering the tine business qualities of tho boy, and used them to tho best ad vantago. The lad was, very naturally, much elated by the conGdenco reposed in him by his uncle, and tried in every way to extend his usefulness. Mr. Moore began to assign Erst one duty and then another to John, until his time was fully occupied, from early in tho morning until late at night. This state of affairs lasted for sovcral years. John performed his appointed tacks with great fidelity, and Mr. Moore became more and more exacting in h;e demands on John's time. Ono day John went to Mulcombo, tho town whero Mr. Moore sold many of tho products of his planta tion, und purchased a large portion of his supplies. Hero be attracted tho atten tion of the merchant with whom he was transacting business, who began a con versation with him, asking many ques tions. The merchant soon learned that although John had good bard sense, and was every way sprightly, ho had been deprived of all advantages in the way, of an education in books. Ho told him that ho ought to come to town and attend school for two or three years, that he might become acquainted with the differ ent branches of knowledge. John fin ished bis business and started for home The road so familiar seemed much longer than usual, and be could scarcely wait to enter the house before he asked his unole to send him to school. Ho re ceived no answer to his request, but was questioned closely about the business he was sent to attend to. John's bead wa so full of the idea of going to school that ho moro than once interrupted his uncle in the midst of a sentence, to talk about his new theme. Mr. Moora made no oomment about John's request. He hoped that after a night's rest the boy would forget it. Ho accordingly started him on his round of duties an hour earlier the next morning, imagining that extra work would keep the boy from thinking about himself. Mr. Moore's plan was a very mistaken one. John well understood his uncle Ho faithfully discharged hii duties until noon, when he conoluded to again mtro duce the subject. Mr. Moore very impa tiently forbade him to mention school again, under pain of bis immediate ind lasting displeasure. John was fully de termined not to relinquish his newly awakened desire to increase his know! edge, and persisted in begging for per mission to go at once. The unolo bo came so enraged at this obstinacy, as he called it, that when he found words ha no effect in subduing bis nephew, he nnliiallv trnotr him SBV5 ral blow. This the boy resented in a very spirited man ner, declaring be would leave immedi iMv. and forever. Mr. Moore taunt inch told him he dare not do suoh thing, threatening, in caso he did, to buut him down with the sleuth hounds, well trained and kept on purpose to trace up fueitives. John remained silent. Very nuietlv tie finished hii evening! work .n.L tho Ancle fondly Relieved lie had tr, jetetlioifs spirit. Tbe "jUMU tiVI affrichted servants loosed -on wiiu row. John's universal Jtiuiness to them had won their lovo, and Aey looked for ward with plcasuro to the day when be would become their master. Night came. Une by one tho silvery stars peeped forth. John believed in hii hoarl that each bright eye in tho htav- ens abovo him beamed forth its sympathy with bis bitter woe. II is faith in their sympathy comforted him, and ho repaired to bis uncles homo with better teclings than he had left it. Tho meal passed in silence. John took his candle, and re tired to his room immediately. Morning dawned ; upon tho plantation began the usual bustle and stir prepara tory to tbe day's work. Mr. Moore called for John, expecting that be had already begun his duty beforo him ; but John was not in the yard. Upon making inquiry ho learned that he had not come out of tho house. Ho ordered Tom, a stout slave, to go in tbo house-and bring John out Instantly, saying Tom should give an account if there was any delay. Tom obeyed. In a moment bo ran back saying, "Mars John was not in tbar, and be couldn't find him." Mr. Moore went himself to John's room. The boy bad certainly been in bed ; tbo tumbled bedclothes attested that fact. Once thing was certain, ho was gone. Mr. Moore spent some time in examining tho contents of tho room. Everything was as usual. Nothing was missing except the buy and tbo plain suit f clothes be wore tho proceeding day. Mr. Moore said nothing. Whatever his wn conclusions were, ho said no word that would let any ono of the slaves now his thoughts. He soon ordered them away to their work, and went very moodily in to his breakfast Time rolled on. No chance was per ceptible in John Moore's mode of living, except that be daily became harsher in is words, and moro exacting of his nu mcrous slaves. Tho slaves in their va various quarters talked over tho disap nearanco of young John. They con luded among themselves that foul play ad bceu dona the boy. i ho older ones eluded young Marso John had been spirited away.' " Tho younger darkies were quick to believe they bad seen supernatural sights, and it soon spread over the different plantations around that John Moore s place was haunted. After tbo day of the boy s disappear lice tbe undo was never known to men tion bis nephew's name. He mudo no effort to find the boy, but pursued his business career successfully tho re mainder of his life. In time tbo old miser passed away from tho scenes of his earthly struggles. In life he had been far too f-tingy to pend money in comforts for himself; anl his property was so dear to him that he didu t once think of making a will uo queathing his money, land and slaves to any ono olso. After tho funeral was over, somo distant relatives ccmo tor ward as heirs of tho estate. No one could legally disprove their rights, and t was advertised that tbe vast possessions, consisting of rich lands, valuable slaves, &c. Set., bolongiug to the late John Mooro, were for sale, in order to make dual disposition of the property. The timo appoiuted for the sale gradually approached. Excitement ran bigb in consequence. Tbo laud was very rich, and many of the planters wero deter mined to possess themselves of that por tion of the land next their own plauta tions. Ono tract in particular seemed to bo tbe specially coveted spot among several different gentlemen, namely John Moore a homestead and that portion ol land on which his bouse was situated A rumor became generally circulated to tbe effect thut strange sights were visible, and sounds of tbo most singular and su pernatural character wero heard in the house and among tbo out houses. J tic wiseacres shook their heads in the sagest manner possible, and openly expresbod disbeliof in tbe stories afloat concerning the horrid sights and frightful sounds which could be heard every night. JJis belief from tbo most respectable did not quiet matters. Daily tbo reports increased. Une man, braver than tbe rest, defer mined to test tho matter, and said he was not afraid to pass tbe night alone in the bouse. So, arming himself with a brace of pistols aod a fine dirk, he ropaired to the uou?o said to bo haunted, no took tbe precaution to enter tbe house bofore sundown, in company with two of his well tried friends, who aided mni in thorough searoh of the premises. Tbe searoh was soon made ; there v;as noth ing found that could in any way disturb tbe peace of any one. 1 here was no bid ing place whore persons bent on diabolica practices could conceal tbemsolves. Tbe friends left, and our tearless hero ro mained. determined to win his laurels fairly, as tbe man who could probo tho mysteries of the haunted bouse. Twi light deepened into night, aod as the si I very moon, in all tbe glory of tbe third quarter, slowly rose, dispelling the dark nesa which bad beforo settled upon tbe surrounding scenes, our hero began to feel vastly comfortable, tie bad pro vlded himself with a sufficient number o candles to have light all night if neces essary. A cheerful fire of pine, knots blazed upon the hearth stone, and at nine o'clock our hero had neither seen nor beard anything to disturb his equanim ity. He bad bogun to flatter himself that the tales had been fabricated to startle timid people, and was secretly sorry that nothing had oceurred which he could boist of as being explained by him self. After musing half an hour longer, he undressed, placed the matches where be could strike a light any moment wltbon raising from his bed, and then oxtin guiehed tbe light, making himself as comfortable in tho scantily furnished bed ai circumstances would admit of. Young and healthy, he soon felt into a sound slumber, from which he was aroused by an unearthly yell, that seemed to como from under the bed. Hold and intrepid as he was, he could not prevent tho cold feeling of horror which instantly crept over him, for the moment paralyzing him' so completely that he was unable to reach the matches which wero within easy distance of bis right band. Finally by a powerful effort ho gained self control sufficiently to strike a light ; he sprang from the bed, cast a hasty glance under it, and satisfying himself that the sound had comolromsomo other direction, ho immediately stirred the fire, threw on moro light wood and tried to regain his natural warmth by the genial beat of the fire. Ho seated himself upon the only chair tho poorly furnished room contained, and bad rea soned himself into thinking ho had bcoo mistaken after all, and that tbe disagree able sound had been the result of a dream. In a moment, however, this dolusion was dissipated, for a succession of peals of laughter, sounding just over his bead, convinced him of the presence of some thing, cither man or spirit. In spile of himself he trembled. The voice changod ; now a gurgling sound, as if soiuo one were suffocating ; then threats, improca tions and groans, followed in quick suo cession. First above him, thou under tho house, and sometimes as if far away. Summoning all his courage, bo arose, light in hand, made a careful survey of the apartment he had occupied, then locking tho door carefully behind him, he searched the entire houso. Convinced that no ono had entered, he returnod again to tho firo. Ho had scarcely en tered the room when he beard distinctly, in tbo adjoining room, a voico as if one person wero begging another to delist from somo purpose ruinous to tho person begging. These supplications were replied to by another voico, which said very plainly, "I'll let you alone, that I will, presently ; but you will not bother me again." Then succeeded a chorus ot screams mingled with prayers for mercy, "Uurseon your worthless dead caroass," followed ; and then, when tho last groan of tho first voice had subsided, Bileuce, deep and profound, reigned. Our hero was wide awake, and muster ing his fears sufficiently, ho again entered that room, expecting to seo tho tauti latcd body of some ono before him. In this ho was mistaken. Tho room re mained just as bo had left it ; not a bolt ad been turned, ills bravery availed bim nothiug in finding tbo cause of the strange disturbance While bo still looked around him, be heard a voice, as if retreatiug in tbo dis. tauce, calling him by nuuio. lie listened, pell-bound. Tho language was too plain to be misunderstood. It told him good-night, saying it "had to Icavo now to visit other Bcenes wbeie enmo bad been committed." He tried to compose imself, but tho effort was fruitless He remained in tho houso tho rest of tbo ight, without hearing a eouud. When the first grey streak of dawn approached n the east, lie silently left tbe houso, determined to try again to learn what had frightened bim tbo night before, uheu bo narrated tho events of the night, tbe fact that tho bouse was haunted spread far and wide. Tbero wcro many persons wbo declared that tbe dialogue heard in the adjoining room were tbe voices of John Moore aod bis nephew ; that the room was the identical one which the boy used, and that bo was seeu to enter it the night before he disappeared, and as he had never been seen since, that his unole in a rago had murdered bim, Tbe place now became the frequented pot ot the neighborhood, f ersons feei ng curious on tbe subject paid daily visits to tbe scene. At first nothing was heard in tbo day time, but as tbo day for the sale of the property approached, sin gular sounda began to bo beard in and around tbe house. So many visitors came to tho scene that it became neces sary to keep one of the servants in at tendance to show strangers tbe prcmisos Milly. a sprightly mulatto woman, was selected, as she had been one of tbe house servants, and bad aoted as housekeoper for ber late master. Milly took tunoh pleasure in answering tbe numerous quostions of visitors. It was her special delight to show tho room which tbe younger Jobn JHooro bad last been scon to enter. Une day she had just opened the door to admit a group of visitors to this room, wben a loud knock at the front door caused her to hasten away, saying she would como back as soon as she could get off. No sooner bad she turned her baek upon them thin groans, anrlek and dismal howls filled tbe room. The consternated visitors ru bed out pell well, almost knocking Milly down as they ran past ber, to csoape tho dreadful sounds. Tbe voice was then distinctly beard ordering them to leave the bouse, saving 1 be dcau ougni to ne allowed to rest in peace ! By this timo quite a numhsrof per - . . ... sons naa gatnerea arouna inc nouse They concluded to enter in one body, and make another search. This they did without hearing a sound, save their own voices. Then they agreed to divide-ao as to have some one in each room. No sooner had they separated than laughter ot the most hideous nature resounded throughout tho entire house, now near, then distant; sometimes loud and croak that tho Mooro plantation was really haunted by somo disembodied spirit. In a few daya tho ealo took place. All the lands except tbo home tract of the la o Jobn Mooro sold off at fair market value. This piece, howovcr, was knocked down to the first bidder, who got it for less than ono half its real worth. No one bid for it cn account of tbe prevalent belief that it was really haunted. When the time came that the deeds were pro perly made out and recorded, and tbe purcbato money paid over to the execu tor, tbe new proprietor was so jubilant over his good bargain that bo had to di vulge the seo et of the haunted placo. Milly. tbo mulatto woman, was a ven triloquist; sho had fine command of her voice, and was also a natural mimic, a knowledge of ber talents had induced the purchaser to offer ber a reward if sho would circulato the story of the super natural voices, and thus scare off all porsons desirous of possessing tho rich land. Sho had tbo power of chancing hor voice, and of making it como from any point sho desired. As she lived on the place sho oould always tell wben per sons were around,, and it was sho who had frightened every one by her voico. A lew weeks alter the new propnotor had settled upon his lately acquired do main, a dark haired stranger made bis appearand) at tbo door, and begged a nights lodging. Ho was told to enter. saac, a bright colored und very intelli gent looking servant, was called to stable tho stranger s horso. supper, which tbe stranger was invited to partuko of, was dispatched in a short time, lie Bald he would go out to look at his horse, which ho feared he had injured by his hard riding. Unco out of the bouse bo went to the negro quarters, calling lor Isaac. Uo stepped into tho room in tbo lull glare of the toich lighis. The stranger looked Isaao lull in tbe face a moment ; then he said, "Don't you know mo, old Ijoy ?" Isaac staggered as if he had received a blow, exclaiming: "oho data young Mars -lobn 1 "Yes, Isaac ; I have come homo to live. My uncle's property is all mioo now, and I bhall claim it." Isaac was a groat friend of Jobn when he was a lad on the plantation, and it was by tbo assistanco of this faithful servant ho bad succoeded in gelling away from bits unole. Isaac planned the way of his escapo, and took him, the night he ran off. on ono of his uncle's horses to tho nearest river 'own, some fifteen miles dis tunt. Isaac reached homo by hard riding, and had just put the horses in the stable when the other darkies began to stir out of their houses. He kept his secret, and gave tbe bints that the boy had been "spirited away." John waited at the river town until a steamer came along. He managed to secure a deck passago, and after enduring many hardships, at last obtained employment from a gentio men wbo proved a kind friend and assistant. Through bis influence he was soon in a situation to bo perfectly independent, and as tbo years rollod on he amassed a handsome fortune. In a newspaper he read tho notice of the sale f hts uncle s property, and began to make arrangements to go back to tho ohecrless home of his boyhood, hoping t reach thero before the sale took placo Ho bad no trouble in establishing his identity, aed after somo trouble and ex penso be succeeded in getting back bis ands and most all tho (lives. His bon orable course in the settlement of th complicated affairs, won the respeot tbo entire community. ing. and in a moment changing to the most mocking peals, as if a legion of devils had come to laugh at the intruders for their impudence. Tbe orowd of lis teneri were awe atiuok; Tbey dispersed to their respective hornet, fully coutioced LOS AN'OELBS. An Interesting Letter Begirding Ita Climate, Kesourcea, Ac, from a For mer Itealdeut ot Mntolti County. Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 3, 1873. John M. Hunter, Ksq : I wil,l endeavor lo answer your inquiries in reference to tho country hore to the best of my ability, but do not think that ynu could get a correct impression of tbe country from any de scription that might be given. In fact, everything is so different hero from what you have been used to, that to under stand it, it is necessary for one to seo and live in it. California is made up or mountains and valleys, and thero is a general similarity in the climate and seasons; but I prefer the southern portion of tho slate on ac count cf the mildness of tbo climate. That poition of country usually known as Los Angeles Valley ia about eighty miles long up and down tho coast, and probably twenty miles wido on an avet- ag'j from fie ocean to tho mountains ; but Los Angeles proper is that poition of country drained by tho river of that name. South and cast of us is San Gu- braol Vally, and still further south of us is Santa Anna river, all coutaioing fiuo settlements and towns. The climate here is tho chief charm of tbo country, and in answering your ques tion, "Whether this climato will euro your complaint?" I can aay that in my opinion you cannot find, anywhero in tl o United States, a climato more favoralle to diseiscs of that naturo tbau this. Persons die hero of disease of the lunge, but the .dheaso is not contracted here. Neither myself nor any of my family have ever Buffered to any extent from bad old9, so prevalent in Missouri. I bavo never known a case of pneumonia, but am told tbe country is not entirely ex empt from it. We have no ohills and fevers, ague or bilious fevers, except sometimes a rare case in swamps or low damp places. The reason is that tbe soa winds, fresh from tbo Pacific ocean every day, drive all malarious matter away. If you wero here to-day, you would see tho valleys and plains covered with green grass and vegetation, the roses ui d other flowers bloomiug, tho orange trees loaded with ripe fruit, and you could' seo on my place volunteer potatoes growing (will have new potatoes in a week or two), tomato plants growing and bearing, and all uninjured by frost; in fact, we but sel dom have any frost in some localities nono at all. Tho air in winter is too ohilly at night aud morning to bo pleas ant, and in damp, rainy weather; nor do we bavo that warm, sultry weather in summer so common in Missouii, and when wo do have a warm day we invariably of How a Parent Plays Indian. A New Yorkor is verv much annoyed bo cause bis two boys havo read so many ndian stories that Ihey have gone wild with anxiety to play Indian, to go out on the prairies hunting for tho real noble red men. The man was taking a nap aftor dinner in his easy chair, when ho was awakened by an alarming noise and and a strange sensation in his head. He umped up suddenly, and found that one of his boys, dressed in a red table cloth aod his faco decorated with bluo paint, was trying lo scalp bis father with a carving knife, while the olhor boy, at- ired in a blanket shawl and a rooster feather, flourished a hatchet and omitted war whoops from behind a thicket com posed of two chairs aod a card table. Tbo man decided to put a (top to this kind of thing. bo next day whilo the boys were play ing with their bows and arrows in tho garden, be dressed himself in an Indian costume, and jomped over tbo fence with a wild, unearthly yoll, with the intention ot Inghtoning those children. Tbe oldest boy, however, stood his ground, and draw ing an arrow to tbe bead, in which was inserted a ten penny nail, he buried it in the chieftain's le.', before he took to flight. That night tho father walked up stairs on crutches, and flogged tho fam ily all around before he sent them to bed. tie it thinking now of some other way to effect a cure of tbe sanguinary disposition of his offsprings. A rough North Carolinian, going West with bis dozen children and two dozoo dogs; reoently got on board a steamer at a JVentuoky landing, and his first ques tion was: "How muoli will you charge, Cap'n, lo tako ui to St. Louis?" "Will you go on deok or in the cabin? "Well, Cap'n, I've lived in a cabin all my life, and a pose tbo oabio II bo good enough for me now." A worthy old farmer, who was being worriedyin his eross examination by a lawyer in Maino, exclaimed. "See here, 'Squire, dou't you atk a good many fool ish questions?'' fi .d relief at uight for the nights aro always cool. You oould find in the Los Angeles market greun peas, ripe tomatoes, ripe strawberries, aud nearly all kinds nf vegetables, grown in the open air. All this, no doubt, sounda very nice to you. while you aro frozen up in Missouri, but it will sot do to imagine tbo country a paradise, for, sioco ibo expulsion of our first parents from the far-famed garden, no such piece has been found on earth. This country, as well as all others, has somo unpleasant features. Perhaps the ohiof objeo'ion is the small amount of rain that falls, some seasons causing a failuro of grass sufficient to support this stock, and slro of grain crops on tbo dry lands. However, but little attention U paid at present to dry lands for farming purposes, tho only lands considered of much value, except for stock, being thoe with facilities for irrigating, and the damp lands. Lands moist enough to produco orops of a dry year without irrigation, and lands naturally dry with water to ir rigate the same, aro generally held at from 815 to 8100 per acre oulsjde of the city. I thiuk 820 to 880 about an average prico (I meau without improve ment.). In answering your question, ''What y- ean a man make a living at?". I would say, a great many things, here as else where, thst a man in health can mako enough to live on; but you know that tho timo for picking up fortunes hero has passed long ago. In fact, I think for a man without somo money, without; 1 n . m m vasaw w ui vivaviwu v uw at 1 14 oountry for a man to get started up in I ever struck. Common laborers est I... ... 1 I - . .! -. .1. HVIII !. . H.I.V., ..M.V m .... U ... L - I!..! I. 1 w. ip. u. iiiki vu vm mm w 11 uiu i audi dnce there i no fortune it ; but I believ tbe farmers ss a eiass males lets uouev CunrfWetJ t fourth 2ji'