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HAS THE FINEST JOB OFFICE I DOUULA8 COUNTY. a II u II .u - rr 5 MB 1111 3 II I I CAEDS, BILL HEADS, LEGAL BLASK& And other rrintii'g, including .$ AO .. SO .... 1 oo Large and Heayy Posters and Showv Nik Month , TbrM Hoaib. Hand-Bills.', ' Keatly and expeditious'; executed Thwe are the torn for those paying In advinop. The Isdkpksdent ofTft fine Inducements, to ad vertisers. Terms reasonable. VOL. 7. ROSEBURG, OREGON, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 4, 1882. NO. 30. A.T 1'ORTLiAND IMIIC'ES, THE INDEPENDENT IS ISSUED Saturduy Mornings, BY THE DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLISHING CO. SrJ.JASICULEIC PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, AND OPTICIAN. ALL WORKWARRANTED, Dealer In Vfntciitk, Clocks, Jewelry, Spcctaelrs d l fR)Mri, , And a Full Ltae of . Cigars, Tobaccos j and Fancy Goo's. Tbe only reliable Opioineter in town for the rropt r adjustment tf tpuclcs : always on baud. Depot of the Genuine Brazilian Pebble Spec tacles and Eyeglasses. OFFICE P'.rtst door soma of post office, R6e birrg, Oregon : V-1 AHOfaEV'o SALOO N Nearest to the Railroad Depot, Oakland Tus. Ma honey, Prop'r. .Tbe finest of wines, liquors and cigars in Dovf las county, and the beat TIXXI.JLWIX TABIjIO la the State kept in proper repairs Parties traveling on the railroad will find this place very handy to visit daring the stop ping of the train at the Oak - land, Depot. Gire me a call. Jas. iaAiiONEY. a JOHN PHASER, WILBUR, OREGON. Upholstery, Spring Mattrasses, Etc. Constantly on hanl. CTflDMITIIPt? I have the beat stock o rUnltl I UnC. iuruUvirttouUnf PorUuLd And all of my own manufacture. .No two Prices to Customers ResiJents of Douglas county are requested to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. jg- ALL WORK WARRANTED.- DEPOT HOTEL- OAKLAND, - - OREUOBf. ''' j Richard Thomas, PropV. 'I'Hia MU'J tJj UAH KfcKN JK5TAiS.LiiStl.eiU for a number ot years, and has become Tory popularvith the traveling public. First-class SLECPINC ACCOMMODATIONS. And the table supplied with the best the market affords. HeUl at the depot of the Railroad. II AVISO. ON AND A LARGE LOt OF FINK Spanish Merino " BTJCECS. -. I offer the ame for sale. Cheap for Cash, at my Farm In Douglas county, six miles from Rosebur HENRY CONN, Sr. H. C. STANTON, , Dealer in v Staple Dry Coods I Keeps constantly on ' hand a general assort ment of EXTRA FINE GROCERIES, WOOD, WILLOW AND ULASSWARF, ' ALSO - Crockery and Cordage . . A full stock of MCIIOOL BOO It Euch as required by the Fublic County Schools . Alt kinds of STATIONERY, TOYS and FANCY ARTICLES To suit both Young and Old. BUYS AND SELLS LEGAL TENDERS furnishes -Checks on Portland, and procures Drafts on San Francisoo. . SEEDS !-W rSEEDS ! SEEDS I ALL K11UJS OF Bit'ST QUALITY ALL ORDERS Promptly attended to and Goods shipped with care. . Address, Hacheney & Reno, . ! Portland. Oregon Hotice. Notice (s hereby (riveni to whom it .nay concern, thit (bo undenig-iitd has betn awarded the con tract for keeping the Doughs county Pauper for the period of two years. All persona in need of afwisUnce from -aid county must first procure a certificate to that enect : from any member of the Cottnfy Boaru, ana present to one of the following named persons,, who are autbor " ' teed to, and will care for those presenting such certificate , W. L. Butten, Roseburg ; L. L, KeUorjr. Oaktand ; Mrs Hrown, Lookinir Glass. Dr. Sorosgs w authorized to tarnish medical aid to all persons In need of the earne bo have been declared paupers of Douglas county. . ttAsasciM. Or.. Feb. 15, 1830 " Woman is the nervous' part of bu aaaity; man the muscular. f Halle. Moderation is the silken strings rnt ning through the pearl chain of virtue. He needs no other rosary whose thread of life is strung with beads of love an J thought. f - Women swallow at one mouthful the that flatters, and drink drop by drop the truth that is bitter. fDideret. Good qualities iare the substantial riohes of the mind; but it is good breed ing that sets them off to advantage. V When one writes tf'a woman, he must reserve the right to laugh at bis ideas of the day before. A. Ricard. Men may say of marriage and women what they please, they will renounce neither the one nor the other. fFron tenelle. ! LATEST NEWS SUMMARY Bf TPXECKAPn TO llaTK. The board of directors of the Garfield monument fair association announces that reduced rates over various railroads leadiDg to Washington have been secured. The jury in the case of Robert Ford, the slayer of Jesse James, charged with the murder of Wood Hite, after being out 41 hours returned a' verdict of not guilty, - Major Archibald G. Constable, form erly of the British army and well known throughout tbe United States in connec tion with the organization of troops at the breaking out of the war; died in Bryoklyn on the 25ih. - - v The Western, Distillers Association met in Chicago on the 25th and decide ; In vtow of the low price of high "ines. to still farther reduce the production 10 per ceDt. This puts distillers to running at SO per cent, of their full capacity. Indictments have been found by tbe New York grand jury agaius-t V, I). C. Bawson, telegraph operator, and Gtio. E. Rood, conductor of the New Haven tram, charging them with the responsibility of the Harlem tunnel disaster. A train on the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee road was ditched by train wreckers, on the 26th, who removed tbe rails near Carline, on. a down-grade where the bank is thirty feet high. The baggage and two passenger cars went down. But few persons were on the train and no one was seriously ill. Dr. Geo. M. Beard, of New York, one of tbe signers of the petition for a stay of proceedings in Gaiteau's case, pre sented to thepresident June last, shortly before the prisoner was hanged, has written a letter to . Attorney-General Brewster in which he says: "The atto rney-general's opinion in reply to u e petition for a stay of proceedings con tained two very important misstatements of facts." The president has appointed Geo. E. Waring, jr., of Newport, R. I., a member of the board of national health, vice Chas. F. Folsom, of Massachusetts, re signed. He has also appointed Wm. 8. Smith, of New York, Edward Kingsley, of Massachusetts, and Dwight K. Tripp, of Bhode Island; a commission to exam ine and report upon 250 miles of road constructed by the Atlantic & Pacific Railway Company in Indian territory and Arizona. The body of Fiod Shingler, a man in the employ of Joseph Regli, dairyman, was found on the 26th in a slough two miles north of Marysville, Cal. The heed was crushed in a number of places, show ing that mnrder had been committed. There was also a deep gash on the chin, as if made with an ax. Shingler ha been missing nine days. His pocket were found turned inside out. The man bad been paid several hundred dollars shortly before his disappearance. A San Francisco dispatch of Oct. 2Gtb. savs: Last night a lively raid was made by the police on the Bella Union, a well known resort where variety performances are nightly given. The charge was for giving an immoral performance. The police officers arrested the proprietor of the place, P. McAtee, and AS of those taking part in the performance, and marched them off to the city jail. A number of women were among those ar rested. The raid created a great coin mo tion among the audience. J. C. Tiffany, formerly Indian agent of Arizona, was arrested on the zotn, charged with a conspiracy ta defraud the government of upwards up SulKK) embez zlement and peri urv, in all five indict menta. Tiffanv Rave bail in SG00O for examination. Tiffany says he resigned the position last July and has been en eared in the steel business in New York since April last. He said he heard of the indictments but did not think they would ever be Dressed, as it would not do for him to tell some things he knew. A letter received in New Bedford, Mass.. from Cne Crapo, of the lost steamer Surprise, at Basket Island, near Punta Arena, irives partieulars of the loss and says the boat's crew that he left at the island was subsequently massacred by the natives, with exception or a ro: ugnese bov. , He also says a boat's c.e belonging to the British bark Rosemf v- which foundered at sea, containing mate and four men, were also murdered bv the natives, excepting the mate who was afterwards rescued by some friendly Indians and sent to Valparaiso, where he has arrived. A third boat's crew had also been massacred bv the natives at this point. The secretary of the navy has received the official reports of Chief Engineer Melville ana Lieut. Danenhower of the Arctic exploring steamer Jeannette. Engineer Melville's report is a detailed narrative of his experience subsequent to the separation of the Jeannette's boats at the mouth of tne Lena, including the adventures of the crew of the whale boat tbe search for the lost party of Capt. De Lond, and finally discovering their dead bodies. The report gives somewhat fuller details than have hitherto been published, but it contains no fact of con se inence which mav not be found in the reports, letters and interviews already in print. Lieut. Uanenbower s report is i detailed narrative of his journey horn through Siberia from Buleen at the head of the Lena delta, to St. Petersburg. The secretary of the interior has made a decision in the case of Wenzell vs the St. Paul. Minneapolis and Manitoba railroad company construing the third section of the act of April 21. 1875, which declares valid homestead and pre-emp tion entries withm the limits oi expired railroad grants that may have been made at the time subsequent to the expiration of. the grants. The secretary holds the language nsed in the act. "At the time subsequent to the expiration of the grants," refers to dates named in various granting acts to railroads an the dates at which roads should be completed, and not to the time when -by legislative or ' judicial action forfeiture rr'ght be de 1 olared. He also holds that settlement andfiliDg constitutes an entry within the meat ing of the act of 1877 as well as under the general practice of the laud deuartment. As Wenzell made his set - tlement and filingio accordance with tbe '.which the w rld covered with Jidicule, pre-emption law, his entry is held to was tried on the New England coast. It come within tbe confirmatory provision,' may be that Oregon i the New England of the statutes. of the 19th century. At a meeting of the Irish parliament ary party on the 27th a resolution in favor of amending the arrears of rent bill was passed... . . ..... . Vive President Chase and Manager Wheeler, of the A., T. & S. F. R. R., arrived on the 27th by special train at Guaymas, Mexico. During a gale on the 24th off Yarmouth. England, a smack lost a crew of six. drowned. Another so.ack and crew of ten are reported lost. . ' The supreme court of New York baa affirmed the conviction of Edward Mc Glaiu. who shot Lam Haines and is un der sentence of death. " The local branch of the land ieajma at Montreal have resolved to fall in line with tbe new organization and be known as the national league branch, acknowl-. edging allegiance to Parnell. ' A San Saba. Texas, special savs Tom Jones was killed bv his cousin. Wm. Jones, in a quarrel about a horse race. They are the persons who had the shoot ing scrape with the constables some time ago. v Governor Cornell, of New York, has written a letter to L W. Cronkhite. con gratulating him on the stand taken by the latter in declining to secure a seat in congress by the lavish expenditure of money. The last Ohio legislature appropriated $10,000 to place a bust of Garfield in the old house of representatives at Washing ton, and commissioners to examine the designs met at Columbus on the 25th and inspected models by artists, but no selection will be announced until Mis. Garfield has been consulted as to her choice. An attempt was made on the night of the 2Gth to rob the Grand Trunk train at Windsor, Canada. Half a dozen crooks boarded the train and attacked the pas sengers. They made a prompt response and oply one man lost anything. One thief was caught before he could escape irom tne car and turned over to the au thorities. A Tucson dispatch of Oct. 27th . savs: Ben Morgan publishes a card this after noon, withdrawing his previous letter of retraction to W. B. Horton, of personal ities employed in a pamphlet recently issued by him, and Accepting (he chal lenge sent him by Horton. Horton claims that the difficulty was terminated by the letter of retraction, and refuses to renew the ditcusson. A robbery cf diamonds,- silks, laces, velvets, etc., to the extent of $5000. oc curred at the house of Gen. Sturgis. at Wabhingtoo, on the 26th. At the Sold iers Home the trunks of Jeskata Pom uiard, a French governess in the employ ofM. L. Donsman, of Wisconsin, Gen. Sturgis' son -in law, who; with his wife, is visiting the general, were found packed with the missing property. There were 3000 worth of diamonds. Prior to tbe late war the government invested $153,000 cf Indian trust funds in coupons of the Nashville, Chattanooga oc St. 1joui3 KailroaJ company. .During the war the government took possession of the road, and in consequence thereof the amount due on the coupons has never been paid, bun against the company has been entered and a proposition for compromise made by the company, in which the directors offer to pay $125,000. Judge Rynor has the matter under consideration. A warrant was issued on the 27th for the arrest of W. Dickson on the affidavit of Juror McNeilly, for endeavoring to improperly inilaence the verdict of the star route jury. Another warrant was Hsued for his arrest on affidavit of Brew ster Cameron, with the affidavits of H. a. Bowen and Wilsoi W. Hoover, at tached as exhibits, charging Dickson with a conspiracy with Geo. W. S. Driver and others to get money from the United States through Brewster Cameron for the purpose of impeding jus'ije. A Wilkeebare, Pa., dispatch of Oct. 27th says: At the Alpine Ridge shaft of the Delaware & Hudson Coal Co., this afternoon, two miners, Govern Burt and Pete Lamb, entered an abandoned por tion of tbe mine to procure some old iron. On their br 's were naked lamps. The light came in contact with the gas, and there was a terrible explosion. In the new workings were 100 men who all escaped. Burt and Lamb were blown into a dump hole and bnrned 'o death. Tbe mine took fire but the flames were extinguished. P. F. McManus, mail carrier between Yreka and Plevna, on the Oregon and Linkville road, .was found dead on tbe 27th near Shovel Creek, Klamath river. The axle of the wagon broke on the out side of the grade, throwing the wagon off and upon McManus. rolling over twice. Examination of the body after being taken to Yreka showed that he died suddenly as the neck and shoulders were dislocated, besides receiving other fatal injuries. One horse was also killed. He was formerly a promioate merchant of Yreka, and leaves a wife and three children. f A Santa Barbara dispatch of Oct. 27th Bays:, Mrs. J. W. Eames of Galeta was poisoned yesterday by taking a dose of arsenic under the supposition that it was magnesia. Eimes and his wife have quarreled almost constantly during the past year, and he was at onetime arrested for whipping her. A divorce was finally obtained but last Sunday he visited the house, taking with him a can containing a white powder. A portion of this pow der was taken by Mrs. Etmes and after suffering agony for some hours sL died last evenii g. fh i e is considerable ex citement in the community. Speaking of the strides that woman suffrage is making in Oregon, the New York H raid says: If the amendment shall be adopted, Oregon will have the honnr of being the first state in the union t' admit women to the fall and equal suffrage in the election of officers fn-all department of its government. It may seem surprising that an experi ment of this kind should be first at tempted in a region which is on the skiimi-h line of civilization, but it j shon .d not be forgotten that 200 years or : so ago an experiment in government. THE MY3TERI01M WEDDINH On the northwest of the Isle of Zea land stretches a small peninsular dis trict, fertile and studded with hamlets, and connected with the main land by a Barrow strip of sandy waste. Beyond the only town wnicu tins ntue penin sula possesses the land runs into the restless waves of the Cattegat, and pre sents an awfully wild and sterile appear ance. The living sands have here ob literated every trace of vegetation; and the storms which blow from all points of the wild ocean are constantly operating a change on the fluctuating surface of the desert, whose hills of Hand rise and dis appear with conalant alternation, restless as the waves which roar around them. In traveling through thi; ci.atry I spent upwards of aa hour in this district, and never shall I forget the impression which the scene mad. upon my mind. ' While riding alone through the deso late region, a thunder-storm rose over the ocean towards the north the waves roared; the clouds were driven along be fore the wind; the sky grew every in stant more gloomy, "nienacirg earth and sea; the siad began to move in increas ing masses under my horse's feet; a whirlwind arose and hi led the atmos- E here with dust ; the traces of the path ecame invisible; my horse floundered deeper and deeper in the sand, while sky, earth and ocean seemed mingled and blended together, every object be ing involved in a cloud of dust and vapor. I could not discern the slightest trace of life or vegetation ; the storm howled above me, the waves of the sea lashed mournfully against the shore; tbe thunder rolled in the distance, and scarcely could the lurid lightning flash pierce the heavy cloud of sand which whirled around me; my danger was evi dent and extreme, when a sadden shower of rain laid the sand, and enabled me to push my way to the little town. The storm 1 had jusl encountered was a hor rid mingling of all elements. An earth quake has been described as the sigh which troubled nature heaves from the depth of her bosom ; perhaps not more fancifully tnis chaotic tempest might have typified the confusion of a wildly distracted mind, to which pleasure and even hope ii.se f have been long stran gers the cheeiless desert of the past revealing only remorse and grief the voice of conscience threatening like the thunder, while awful anticipations shed their lurid light over the dark spirit till at last the long dried-up sources of tears open a way to their powerful floods, and bury the anguish of the distracted soul beneath their waves. In this desolate country lay, in former times, a village called Roerwig, about a mile distant from the shore. The mov ing sands have buried the village, and the inhabitants mostly shepherds and fishermen have removed their cottages close to the shore. A 'single solitary building, the village church, which is situated upon a hill, yet rears its head above the cheerless snlfting desert. This church was the scone of the following mysterious transaction. In an early part of the last century the venerable euro of Roerwig was one night seated in his study, absorbed in pious meditations. It was near midnight. The house lay at the extremity of the village, and the simple manners of tbe inhabitants were bo little tinged with distrust that bolts and locks were un known amongst them, and every door remained open and unguarded. The night lamp burned gloomily the sullen silence of that dark hour was only interrupted by the rushing noise of the sea, on whose waves the pule moon was reflected, when the cure heard the door below open, and, ptesently afterward, the sound of men's steps upon the stair. He was just anticipating a call to admin ister the the last holy offices of religion to some one of his parishioners 1 on the point of death, whea two foreigners, wrapped up in white cloaks, stepped hastily into the room. One of them ap proached him with politeness: "Sir," he said, "you will have the good ness to follow us instantly. You .must perform a marriage ceremony; the bride and bridegroom are alreadv awaiting your arrival at the church. This sum" continued the stranger exhibiting to the old man a purse full of gold "will sufficiently recompense . you for the trouble and alarm our sudden demand has given you." I The cure stared in mute terror upon the strangers, who seemed to have some thing fearful, almost ghastly, in their lOoks, the demand was repeated in an earnest and authoritative tone. When the old man had recovered from his first surprise he began mildly to represent that bis duty did not allow him to per form so solemn an action without , some knowledge of the parties, and the inter vention of those formalities required bv law. The .other stranger hereupon stepped forward in ft menacing attitude: "Sir," said he, "you have your choice; follow us, and take the sum we now offer vou or remain, and this bullet goes through your head." He leveled his pistol at the forehead of the vener able man, and waited his answer; where upon the latter rose, dressed himself, and informed his visitants who had hitherto spoken Danish, but with i foreign accent that he was.ready to ac company them. The mysterious strangers now pro ceeded silently through the village fol lowed by tbe clergyman. It was a dark autumn night, the moon having already set; but when they emerged from the village, the old man perceived with terror and astonishment tbt the distant church was all illuminated. Meanwhile his companions, wrapped np in their white cloaks, stepped hastily on before him through the barren, sandy plain. On reaching the church they bound up his eyes; a side door opened with a creaking noise, and he felt himself vio lently puhed into a crowd of people; all around him he heard a murniuring of voices, and near him a conversation car ried on in a language quite unknown to him, but which he thought was Russian. As he, stooda helpless, blind-folded, pressed npon from every side,and in the utmost confusion be felt himself seized noon by a man's hand and violently I .awn through the crowd. At last it seemed to him as if the people fell back, the bandage was loosened, and he found himself standing with one of the two strangers before the altar. A row of large lighted tapers, in magnificent can dlesticks, adorned ihe altar, and the church itself was splendidly illuminated by a prof usion of candles. If before, while standing blindfolded, tbe murmur of the surrounding crowd had filled his soul with consternation, not less amazed was he now at the unbroken tx'ence Which reigned throughout the church; the side passage i and all the seats were crowded to excess, but tbe middle pass age was quite clear, and he perceived in it a newly opened grave, and the stone which bad covered it leaning acainst a bench; around him he saw only male figures; but on one of the distant benches be thought he distinctly perceived a fe male- form. . The silence lasted for some minutes, during which not a motion could be detected in that vast multitude? Tbms, wheu-ev spirit is bent ou deeds of darkness, a silent, gloomy brooding of soul often precedes the horrid action. At last a man, whose magnificent dress distinguished him from all the rest and bespoke his elevated rank, rose and walked hastily up the empty passage: as he passed along, his steps resounded 1 through the building, and every eye was tnrned upon him ; he appeared to be of middle stature, with broad shoulders and strong limbs; his gait was commanding, his complexion of a yellowish brown. and his hair raven black: his features were severe and his lips compressed as if in wrath; a bold aquiline nose height ened the haughty appearance of his countenarce; and dark shaggy brows lowered over his fierce eyes. He wore green coat, with large golden braids and a glittering star. The bride who now kneeled beside him. was magnifi cently dressed. A sky-blue robe, richly trimmed with silver, enveloped her slen der limbs, and floated in graceful folds over her form; a diadem sparkling with diamonds adorned her fair hair; ihe ut most beauty and lovelidess might be traced in her features, although despair now expressed itself in them; her cheeks were pale as those of a corpse her fea tures were unanimated her lips were blanched her eyes dimmed her power less arms hang motionless by her almost lifeless form. As she knelt before the altar, the picture of death itself, terror seemed to have wrapped her conscious ness as well as her vital powers in a for tunate slumber. The cure now discovered near him an old, ug'y hag, in a parti colored dress, her head covered with a blood -red tur ban, who stood gazing with an express ion of f nry and mockery upon the kneel ing bride; and behind the bridegroom he saw a man of gigantic size and a gloomy appearance, whose eyes were fixed immovably upon the ground. Horror struck, the priest stood mute for some time, till a thrilling look from the bridegroom reminded him of the cer emony he had come hither to perform. But the uncertainty whether the couple he was now about to niary understood his language afforded him a fresh source of uneasiness. He ventured, however, to ask the bridegroom for his name and that of bis bride: Aeander and xeo- dora," was the answer given in a rough voice. The priest now began reading the rit ual in faltering accents, frequently mis taking and stopping to repeat the words. without, however, eiber the bride or bridegroom appearing to observe his confusion, which confirmed him in his conjecture that his language was almost unknown to either of them. On asking: "Neander, wilt thou take this wo man for thy wedded wife?", he doubted whether he should receive any answer, but to his astonishment the bridegroom answered in the affimative with a loud and almost screaming voice, which rung throughout the whole church with deep sighs from the whole spectators accom panied the awful "yes;" and a silent quivering, like the reflection of a flash of distant lightning, threw a transitory motion over tbe death-pale features of the bride. The priest turned to her, speaking louder to raise her from her trance: "Feodora, wilt thou have this man for thy wedJed husband?" The lifeless form before him at this question seemed to awake a deep , convulsive throb of terror trembled on her cheeks her pale lips quivered a passing gleam ef fire shone in her yes her breast heaved a violent gush of tears flooded the brilliance of her eyes, and the "yes" uas heard pronounced like the scream of anguish uttered by a dying person, and seemed to find a deep echo in the sounds of grief which burst from the surround ing multitude. The bride sank into the arms of the horrid old hag, more minutes passed in awful silence; the pale, corpse-like female then kneeled again, as if in a deep trance, and the ceremony was finished. The bridegroom now rose and led the trembling bride to her former place, followed by the tall man and the old woman ; the two stran gers then appeared again, and having bound the priest's eyes, drew him with violence through the crowd, and pushed him out at the door, which they then bolted within. . For some minutes he stood endeavor ing to recollect himself, and uncertain whether the horrid scene, with all its ghastly attendant circumstances, might not have been a dream; but when he had torn the bandage from his eyes, and saw the illuminated church before him, and heard the murmuring of the crowd, he was forced to believe its reality. To learn the issue he hid himself in the cor ner of the bailding, and while listening there he heard tbe mnrmuriDg within grow louder and louder then it seemed as if a fierce altercation arose, in which he thought he coald recognize the rough voice of the bridegroom commanding silence a long pam.e a shot fell tbe shriek of a female voice was heard.which was succeeded bv another pause then followed a sound of labor, which lasted about a quarter of an hour the candles were extinguished the murmur arose again the door was flcng open, and a multitude of persons rushed out of the church and ran towards the sea. The old priest now arose from his hid ing place, and has! jed back to the vil lage, where he awoke bis neighbors and friends, and rented to them bis incredi ble and marvelous adventure; but every thing which bad hitherto fallen out a nongst these simple people had been so calm and tranquil so much meas ured by the laws of daily routine, that they were seized with a very different terror, they believed that some unfortu nate accident had deranged the intellects of their beloved pastor, and ! it was not without difficulty that he prevailed on some of them to follow him to the church, provided with picks and spades. Meanwhile tbe morning had dawned, the sun arose, and when the priest and his companions ascended the hill toward the church, they saw a man of-war stand ing off from the shore under full sail toward the north. So surprising a sight in this remote district made his compan ions already hesitate to reject his story as improbable, and still more when they saw that the side door of the church had been violently burst open. They entered full of expectation, and the priest showed them the grave which he had seen open ed in the night tim; it was easily per ceived that the stone had been lifted np ad replaced again; they put their imple ments in motion, and soon came to a new, richly -adorned coffin; the old man de scended with almost youthful impatience into the grave, and others followed him, tbe cover was taken off, and the priest found all his awful forebodings confirm ed. In the coffin lay the murdered bride a bullet bad pierced her right breasS to the heart the magnificent diaderfi she had worn had disappeared; Jbut the dis tracted expression of deep grief had van ished from her countenance, and a heav enly calm seemed spread over her fea tures as she lay there like an angel. The old man threw himself down on tbe coffin, and wept and prayed aloud for the soul of the murdered, while mute astonishment and horror seized his com panions. ! The clergyman found himself obliged to make this event instantly known, with all its circumstances, to his superior, the Bishop of Zealand; meanwhile, until he got further instructions from Copen hagen, he bound aU bis friends to secre cy by an oath. Shortly afterward a per son of high rank suddenly arrived from the capital; be inquired into all the cir cumstances, visited the grave, commend ed the silence which had been hitherto observed, and stated that the whole event must remain forever a secret, threaten ing at the same time with a severe pun ishment any person who should dare to speak of it. After the death of the priest a writing was found in the parochial register nar rating this event. Some believed that it might have some secret connection with the violent political changes which oc curred in Russia afterrthe death of Cath erine and Peter I; but to resolve the deep riddle of this mysterious affair will ever be a difficult, if not impossible task. Henry Steffens. Pulled Back too light. "Back, I say!" The silvered foam of the sea was splashing in rymthmic cadence on the white sands of the beach, while here and there a fleck of wavering light from tbe signal buoy on Sardine Shoals that dreaded spot beneath whose treach erous waves so many goodly ships freighted with precious burdens from far Cathay and Muskegon had disap peared forever brought into bold re lief against the western sky, Girofle McClosky's off foot as she stood by Ber tram Perkins' side that soft June even ing. . "You do not love me," said the girl, speaking slowly, "or you could not speak so cruelly. On this beautiful night, when the hills are suffused with amber haze, through which tbe stars glow and throb in silent splendor, we should think of naught bat love pure, passionless love, that will bind our hearts together in a chain whose every link shall be a kiss; whose every fold a sweet caress." For an instant the man did not reply. Then the girl stretched forth to him her bare white arms that glistened like marble in the growing dusk, but he heeded them not. "Will you not speak tofme, sweet heart?" she said, an infinite pathos in her words. ; No answer came. Again the out stretched arms pleaded mutely and with pitiful eloquence for the joy that was never to be. Looking atier with a haughty, almost Vice-President Davis expression on his face, Bertram again said: "Back I say With a despairing gleam in her dark some eyes, Girofle turned away and be gan to sob as if her corset would break "God help mo," she said, in despairing accents, "I cannot back. "Why not?" asked Bertram. ' "Because," was the reply, in tear stained tones, "my polonaise is eternally too tight. i Uhicago Tribune. William Tenn at a Law-Maker. Pdnn was vested with powers that gave -him almost the rights of an inde pendent prince. He was permitted to make laws and levy taxes and imposts, sabject only to confirmatoa by an as semb'y of the lepresentaitives of the people. He was authorized to appoint magistrates and judges, and possessed all the authority of a captain general to "levy, muster and train all . sorts of men," and "to make war upon sea or land against pirates, robbers or barbar ous nations, besides other -t rights and privileges of an extreme executive char acter. ! His first care was to direct a letter to the inhabitants of Pennsylvania apprising them of his grant from the king. At the same time he assured them of his inten tioj of dealing honestly and justly with them, in one passage oi tbe communi cation he says: "You shall be governed by laws entirely of your own making, and live a free, and, if you will, a sober and industrious people." I After dispatching this notification, to gether with certain letters of authority from tbe king, be set himself vigorously to work framing a constitution. ! Its measures were such as to embrace rudely formulated to be sure a draft of a representative government such as are now embodied in our Federal consti tution. It has been but little changed in Pennsylvania, which remains essen tially governed now as it was when this draft was first adopted and completed by the assembly. j Howard Pyle, in Har per s Magazine for .November. A young Virginian has invented a ma chine called the "lung destroyer, turns oat 150 cigarettes a minute, It A Swim ror llf-. A correspondent, writing from El Do rado Canyon, Nev., under date of June. 18, says : Another of our old-timers has been 8 wallowed np by the treacherous Colorado. Barney Coleman and Benja min Gooch, accompanied by two Indians, started up the river last Friday morning in a skin for the purpose of citcbing drift-wood. After reaching a point be- tween twelve and fifteen miles up the river, the boat, becoming unmanageable, was drawn into an eddy and disappeared in an instant. The skiff at the time was near a steep cliff of rocks, whose walls were two hundred feet in height, and the Indians, observing that the eddy was about swallowing the boat and crew, jumped out and olnng to the rocks and' itooch endeavored to do the same this? after them. He secured a slight hold to the perpe adicular side of the cliff, clung to it only for a moment, thea fell into the water and was seen no more. Cole man sprang from the stern of the skiff out into the river and got beyond the eddy, where he watched for the appear ance of the boat. He had not long to wait, but it seemed to him ages, when he caught sight of it, bottom upwards, a few yards down the river, when he swam after it, overtaking and clinging to it. In this condition, for three miles, he went shooting post rocks, plowing through breakers and whirling about in eddies, when he came face to face with one of those roaring rapids and treach erous eddies so numerous and so dread ful in the Colorado. There was no time to lose. Another chance between life and death, and that chance perhaps was tbe only one in a thousand. The reso- ilium wmn luiiiiKti huh iiif trrifri r. unn J Y . i. . . r 3 a 3 ecuted the next. The. skiff was in the midst of the rapids, standing on end, another breaker and over it went. This was an indiscribable moment to Cole- mun, whose sole reliance had deserted him, as he felt a prisoner in the hands of-death, and though be had scarcely known his strength before, here was a desperate opportunity for its test, and he says that he felt that he was a mere straw at the mercy of a wave odo second and an eddy the next. Here was waged a fierce and pro tracted struggle for life between a pow erful man and skillful swimmer, weigh ing 225 pounds, and first a whirlpool and then a rapid, whose force and size and danger can never be realized except by the man whose life was trembling in the balance; but courage and human strength prevailed, and the brave man swam on over rapids and through whirl pools for the distance of three of as per ilous miles as was probably ever won by man. Who can imagine his feelings as he reached in safety and crawled upon the river bank, where he lay for some time completely exnausted? As soon as he had regained sufficient strength Cole man set out for the canyon, and. shoe less and naked, after a tramp of six miles over the barren, rocky mountains and through deep canyons of burning sands in the heat of a broiling sun, he arrived, his feet bleeding and fearfully lacerated by the sharp rocks. Michael oh Kjectin.nts. On the day of Gaiteau's execution Michael Geary was standing behind his. bar. There entered from the Cedar street side, breathless and seemingly ex cited, a man in seedy black. He ad vanced to tbe counter and dealt it a blow that made it tremble. "So they've hanged Charley Guiteau?" he exclaimed. "It was a shame (give me a little whisky.) If I had been back in time to defend him (sugar please) they never should have perpetrated that out rage," and he drained his glasj and set it down so hard a to send its fragments, flying over Michael. Geary's brow be gan to blacken, and his voice mounded ominous as he remarked inquiringly. "No, sir, if that chucklehead. Charley Reed had read his Blackstone and Chitty, or even his Peterbaugh, he never (some more whisky,, please.) 1 say he would never (I'd like some more whisky, if you please) would never have permitted that case to even go to the jury. Ain't you going to set out that whisky?" '. Michael had quietly come out from' behind the counter and confronted the lawyer. He touched him gently on the shonlder and remarked slowly and impressively: 'My friend, lyou owe me 15 cents for whisky, and twenty-five cents for the i t i j l.-i.,. rt - i it please. ' The man of genius made a weak abor tive search through his vest pockets and said: "Yes, ves, that'll be all right; just get behind your counter, please, and set me out some more whisky, and and I will discharge the whole obligation at onoe." . Michael said in deepest tones: "Are yott a lawyer?" The fellow said ho was. "Have yon read Blackstone and Chitty likewise Peterbaugh, of whom you spoke just now?" The lawyer- said, oh, yes, he knew 'em by heart. "There is one law work with which you are not conversant," said Michael solemnly, as his fingers began .to twitch nervouslv. "What is iP"asked the lawyer. "Geary on Ejectments!" thundered Michael, and did the bounce act with a vim that landed him into the middle of the street. Billiard Mirror. What Apples abb Made -op. Four thousand pounds of apples, when re? Jniul ir eoliai will Alr1l allOTlt 100 pounds; which contain thirteen pounds of potash, twenty-five pounds of soda, and a little lime, iron and magnesia. But the ash of the wood of an apple tree contains but nineteen per cent, of potash against thirty eight per cent, in the fruit and only a trace of soda against twenty five per cent, in the fruit. Oa the other hand, while the fruit contains but five per cent, of lime, tbe ash of the wood shows sixty-five -per cent. The fruit also demands fifteen per cent, oi pnospuor ous and the wood but five per cent. These faets suggest that ff we have a voung orchard in which we want growth bf wood, tbe treatment should be very' different from that in an old one where fruit is the object.