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?TAiiSAliilfttftfl Ansr. 2. Iftftl.l ?TTTvyrnPTT.T? ff n TTTTT.R'n A V RTT,PTF,MBER 20. 1881. Now SonV*-Vol. T. No. 8. %\t WM?m?\ w? Scut jjnm. Published 0TCT7 Tuesday, -BT THE Watchman and Southron Publishing t Company, I SUMTER, S. C. TEEMS : Two Dollars per annum-in advance. ADTSETI8EMSXTS. One Square, first insertion.$1 00 Every subsequent insertion.-. 50 Contracts for three months, or longer will be made at reduced rates. All communications which subserve private interests will be charged for as advertisements. Obituaries and tributes of respect will be ~\charged for. ' Marriage notices ana notices of deaths pub? lished free. For job work or contracts for advertising tffldress Watchman and Southron, or apply at the Office, to N. G. OSTEEN, Business Manager. WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA R. R. ON and after Maj ?5th, ISSI, (be following schedal? will be ran on this Road : HIGHT EXPRESS AND MAIL THAIS', (Daily ) (Nos. 47 West and 4S East.) Leave Wilmington....... ..............TO 05 p m Arrive at Florence.---.. 2 25 a m Leave Florence .....-.- -. 2 40 a m Leave Sumter....4 OS a m Arrive at Columbia..................-. 6 00 a m Leave Columbia.-.10 00 p m Leave Sumter-.-..12 OS a m Arrive at Florence........ -.1 40 a m Leave Florence........ 2 00 a m ATTI ve at Wilmington.-. 6 20 a m This Train stops only at Brinkley's, White v??le, Flemington, Fair Bluff, Marion, Florenoe, Timmonsville. * Mayesville, Sumter, Camden Junction and Kastorer. THROUGH FREIGHT TRAIS. Daily, except Sundays. Leave Florence-.- 12 25 a m Lesiva Sumter .. 3 13 a m Arrive at Columbia..-.-. 6 25 a m Leave Columbia--.-.- 5 00 p m Leave Sumter-........-. - ? 8 20 p m Airive at Florence.ll 10 p m LOCAL FREIGHT- (Daily except Sunday.) Leave Florence. 3 50 p m Arrive at Sumter-Lie over. 7 50 p m Leave Sumter.-. 7 30 a m Arrive at Columbia .....................ll 00 a m Leave Columbia-..._-.-- 3 15 a m Arrive at Sumter-Lie over. 8 00 p m Lea va Sumter.--.-.. 6 00 a m Arrive at I loren ce. - .-... 12 00 m A. POPE, G. P. A. JOHN F. DIVINE. General Sup't._ South Carolina Railroad. CHANGE OF SCHEDULE. ON AND AFTER SEPTEMBER 4th. ISSI, Passenger Trains on Camden Branch will ran as follows, until further notice: EAST TO COLUMBIA-DAILY EXCEPT 6UNDAYS. Leave Camden. ? 45 a ra Leave Camden Junction. 8 50 a m Arrive at Colombia.10 55 a m . WEST FROM COLUMBIA-DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS. Leave Columbia_........ 5 10 a m... 5 55 p m Arrive Camden Junction, 11 01 a m... 7 32 p m Arrive at Camden. I 00 p m... S 37 p m EAST TO CHARLESTON AND AUGUSTA (Daily except Sundays.) Leavo Camden.......-. 3 ?0 p m Leave Camden June*. 5 37 p m Arrive at Charleston.10 30 p m Arrive at Augusta-. 7 25 a m WEST FROM CHARLESTON AND AUGUSTA. (Dally except Sundays.) Leave Charleston. 6 20 a m Leave Augusta. 7 00 p KI Arrive Cumden June*.14 01 a m Arrive at Camden. 1 00 p m CONNECTIONS. Colombia and Greenville Railroad both wayy, for all points on that Road and on the Spar? tanburg, Union and Columbia and Spartanburg and Ashville Railroads, also with the Char, lotte. Columbia and Augusta Railroad to and from all points North by train? leaving Camden at 7 45 & m, and arriving at S 37 p m. Connections made at Augusta to all points West and South; also at Charleston with Steamers for New York and Florida-on Wed? nesdays and Saturdays. On Saturdays ROUND TRIP TICKETS are cold to and from rtll Stations at one first class fare for the round trip-tickets being good till Monday noon, to return. Excursion tickets good for 10 days are regularly on sale to and from ail stations at 8 cents per mile fvr round trip. THROUGH TICKETS to all points, can be purchased by applying to James Jones. Agent at Camden. D. C. ALLEN, General Passenger and Ticket Agent. JOHN B. PECK, General Sup't, _Charleston, S- C Columbia and Greenville Bail Scad, PASSENGER DEPARTMENT, COLUMBIA. S. C., August 31, ISSI. ON AND AFTER THURSDAY, Septemb?r 1st, ISSI, Passenger Trains will run as herewith indicated, upon this road and its branches-Daily except Sundays : No. 42 Up Passenger. Leave Columbia (A).ll 20 a m Leave Alston........_-.12 26 p m Leave Newberry......-*.- 1 21 p m LeaTe Hodges... 3 52 p m Leave Belton.-.. .-. 5 05 p m Arrive at Greenville-. 6 27 p m No. 43 Down Passenger. Leave Greenville at....--. .........10 33 a m Leave Belton-.-,..-.-...ll Z-7 a m Leave Hodgt-s.-. -,. 1 12 p m Leave Newberry. 3 47 p m Leave Al?ton.4 46 p m Arrive at Columbia (F). 5 50 p m SPARTANBURG, UM ON & COLUMBIA R. R. No. 42 Up Passenger. Leave Alston.......-12 40 p m Leave Spartanburg, SU AC Depot (B) 4 03 p m Arrive Spartanburg RAD Depot (E) 4 12 p m No. 43 Down Passenger. Leave Spartanburg R & D Depot (H) 12 4S p m Leave Spartanburg S?4C Depot (G) 1 07 p m Leave Union.-. 2 36 p m Arrive at Alston. 4 36 p m LAURENS RAIL ROAF. Leave Newberry.. 3 55 p m Arrive at Laurens C- H;. 6 45 p m Leave Laurens C. H. 8 30 a m Arrive at Newberry.-ll 30 a m ABBEVILLE BRANCH. Leave Hodges. 3 56 p m Arrive at Abbeville. 4 46 p m Leave Abbeville.-.12 15 pm Arrive at Hodges..-.-. 1 05 p m BLUE RIDGE R. R. ? ANDERSON BRANCH. Leave Belton-.-.. 5 08 p m Leave Anderson. 5 41 p m Leave Pendleton. 6 20 p m Leave Senaca (C) ^.... 7 20 p m Arrive at Walhalla-.-. 7 45 p m T^eav? Wpihalla.. 9 23 a m Leave Seneca (D). 9 54 a m Leave Pendleton-...10 30 a m Leave Anderson..-.- ..-.ll 12 a m Arrive at Belton...ll 4S a m On and after above date through car? will be run between Columbia and Henderson ville with? out change. CONNECTIONS A-With South Carolina Rail Road from Charleston ; with Wilmington Columbia <fc Au? gusta R R from Wilmington and all points north thereof; with Charlotte, Columbia <fc Augusta Rail Road from Charlotte and points north thereof. B-With Asheville ? Spartanburg Rail Road j for points in Western N. C. C-With A. <fc C. Div. R & D. ft. R. for all j points South and West- i D-With A. & C. Div. R. & D. R. R. from At- j lanta and beyond. E-With A. & C. Div. R- & D. R. R. for all j points South and West. F-With Sooth Carolina Rail Road for Char- j leston ; tvith Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta Rail Road for Wilmington and the North ; with Charlo;-?, Columbia & Augusta Rail Road for Charlotte and the North. G-With Asheville & Spartanburg Rail Road from Hendersonville. H-With A. & C. Div. R. & D. R. R- from Charlotte <fc beyond. Standard time used is Washington, D. C., which is fifteen minutes faster than Columbia. J. W. FRY, Sup't. A. POPE, f'-encral Passenger Ag^nr. August CO, ISSI. tf. TEE SONS OP A CLERGYMAN. A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE EX? PLOITS OF THE JAMES BOYS. ? Robberies and Murders Surpassing those of [ the Celebrated Murrell Gang-What the I Mother of the Boys Says, A Dozen Express Trains and a Score of Banks Plundered. From the Cincinnati Enquirer. [ Continued from last week.] DESPERATE EFFORT TO CAPTURE THE BOYS. j Out of the Muncie robbery grew the tragedy enacted at the house of Mrs. Samuels, in Clay County, in JaDuaiy, 18?5, which added one more to the many fancied causes why the James boys should continue their career as brigands. The proffered reward of Kansas Pacific and Express officials for the arrest of the perpetra? tors of the Muncie outrage again brought Pinkerton's men into the field. One cold evening in January a special train having on board a pos? se of heavily armed men stopped near Kearney, Mo. Wagons being in waiting, they were quietly driven to the neighborhood of the Samuels home. In a few minutes they had surrounded the house, supposed to contain Jesse and Frank James. In order to light up the inside of the house, a prepared cast iron shell about three inches in diameter, filled with oil and supplied with a fuse, was hurl? ed through a window in the kitchen. Mrs. Samuels quickly pushed it into an open fireplace with her foot, where it exploded, killing her 14-year-old son Arthur, and blowing her right arm off near the elbow. What followed has never been made public, but it is known that the boys were in the house at the time of the attack, and that a terrible fight took place. A fence on the east side of the house was perforated with bul? let holes, made by bullets coming from the house. The next morning when the special train reached Quin? cy a badly wounded roan was trans? ferred on a stretcher to a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy car for Chica? go ; but who he was, or who hi? com? panions, is housed in^the archives of Pinkerton's agency. This much is known, however. The boys were not killed, or captured ; but five days afterwards a neighbor of theirs, named Daniel Askew, was called to his door and riddled with bullets. The mur? derers, awakening a man close at hand, said: "We have killed Dan Askew, and if any one ask who did it, tell them Pinkerton's detectives." Askew was killed because suspicious circumstances pointed to him as the one who carried information to the detectives that the outlaws were at their mother's house thc night their half-brother was killed. For fear of a like death the officials of Clay Coun? ty took an indifferent interest in the search for the murderers of the inno? cent farmer. ROBBING A BANK IN WEST VIRGINIA. So hot and determined was the pursuit of the gang after the train robberry at Muncie, which resulted in Bud McDaniel's death, that the robbers separated, the James boys going to the Pan-ITandle of Texas where their brother-in-law, Allen Palmer, owned a fine ranch. Fiank, however, soon went to Kentucky, where he was joined by Cole Younger, Thompson McDaniels, and a man known as Keen, alias Webb, alias Hinds. The Huntington, W. Va., robbery was then planned and carried . into execution. Thefobbery occurr? ed in September, 1875. It has al? ways been thought that Frank James and McDaniels entered the bank, leaving their companions as a guard outside. The cashier was compelled to delivor up what money he had, about $6.000 With this booty the four men rode rapidly out of town. In less than two hours a posse of over 100 men started in pursuit. In the moun? tains, nearly 100 mlies from Hunting? ton, a fight took place between the officers and fleeing robbers. Thomp? son McDaniels was killed, and Keen, alias Hinds, captured ; but as usual, Cole Younger and Frank James escaped. Keen was sentenced to fourteen years in the penitentiary, and is now serving his time. He has never told his name or home, and steadfastly refuses to open his mouth regarding his companions at Huntington. ANOTHER PACIFIC RAILROAD ROBBERY. Frank Janies joined Jesse in Texas, and the band was increased by the addition of several outlaws from the Indian Territory, in July, 1875, their plans were completed, aud the eastbound train on the Missouri Pacific Railroad was robbed at a point about twenty miles east of Sedalia, called Otterville. The party consist of Jesse and Frank James. Cole, Jim and Bob Younger, Clell Miller Bill Chadwell, Charlie Pitts, and Hobbs Kerry, a green country miner, who eventually was captured, and at Booneville made a full and free con? fession of the plot. The train was stopped in a deep rocky cut after midnight by obstructions placed on the track. Seven of the gang jump? ed on board Jesse James and Cole Younger entered the express car and forced the messenger to open his safe, from which they took nearly $15,000 in curreucy. None of the passengers were disturbed. After a hasty division of the spoils five of the party went directly south, while the James boys, Clell Miller, and Chadwell returned to Clay County. They rode about fifty miles before daylight, and J the second night reached a safe hid-1 ing place in the county. j Kerry was arrested at Joplin, Mo., ? in August of the same year, while j - playing faro, and is now in thr peni- j . tentiary at Jefferson City, serving j, out a seven years sentence. In his ; confession he named all the above i participants in the robbery at Otter- 1 ville, hoping by this to escape him- ? self, but having LO attorney his case j 1 was hopeless, and an easy conviction j 1 followed. Several threatening letters 11 were received by Kerry while in jail 11 at Boonevilie from Jesse and Frank j < James, and one from thc man Pitts. . ne was told that the most horrible ( death would be his if he gave them J1 away to the officers, and at thc head j ? of both letters was a cross of blood j ; as a fearful reminder of what i store for him. After his con1 a last letter was sent to Kerr forming bim that the entire had sworn a solemn oath to k; as soon as his time was out i penitentiary, and that until th one of the party was dead this of blood would be held as a s trust. In less than three n from that date three of the were dead and three in the pc tiary for life, leaving Jesse and James alone to carry out the sions of the oath. ROBBERY OU A .MINNESOTA BAX The immediate pursuit o Otterville robbers being given i plan was arranged for a trip up Minnesota, where it was pro to rob the Northfield Bank. Chadwell, who was recruited i ranks of the Missouri band fron Indian Nation, was an outlawed thief from Minnesota, aud was doubt?dly the originator of the journey which ended in the a: total extermination of the entire ty. There were plenty of bani Missouri and Iowa as easy of a? as the one at Northfield, and ? well must have used some pow i "ntive to draw the James boys Youngers on that fated trip, sc from home, into a country of th< pography of which they knew i ing. Chadwell and one of Youngers were sent in advanci the others several days to reconnc the main body of the exped leaving Clay County, Missouri, t time during August, 1876. ( Jim, and Bob Younger, Jesse Frank James, Clell Miller, Charlie] and Chadwell comprised the ps the same who operated so success; at Otterville. At a little station Northfield the eight desperadoes a consultation on Sept. 6, and on afternoon of thc 7th they entered last named town at a furious p shooting their revolvers right and in order to intimidate the people the streets. With their horses o dead run, the party halted direct!; front of the bank. While Frank Jesse James and Bob Younger en ed, the other five remained outsid guard against attack. J. L. flay wi the Cashier, and two clerks were the institution at the time. For fusing to open the time lock J? James sent a ball into Haywai brain. Meanetime the citizens thc streets realized what was go on, and opened fire on the robbi Chadwell was shot from his horse a man from the Court House wind? just opposite tbs bank, and in a : seconds Clell Miller, who had esc ed dozens of times in Missouri, ^ also killed. By this time the firing became g eral, and Jesse James was in tightest place of his Ufe. Jim You cr had a bullet in his month ? Frank James one through his left 1 but the entire six succeeded in mou ing their horses and escaping fr the town. Then began a flight a pursuit, which for persistence a endurance is almost without a par lei. The robbers were in a strati and unknown country, followed fifty armed men. When it was se that the chase was to be to the dei a proposition was made to separa Before this time Jesse James want Bob Younger killed, as the bio from his wound made a plain tra but Cole Younger would not-allow and said he would kill the first m who dared lay a finger on his broth( Jesse and Frank James went off in northerly direction, while the thr Youngers and Charles Pitts remain* in a body. As on all previous occ sions, luck followed the James boy for, ivhile they escaped after beii pursued nearly 50O miles, the Youn gei*8 were shot down and capture and Pitts was killed. The three foo er were terribly wounded before thc would surrender, and are now ser ing life sentences in the Minneso Penitentiary at Stillwater. Jesse and Frank James, after bein chased for weeks, succeded in read ing Texas, and at Waco, Frank had surgical operation performed upo his leg in consequence of the bulli he received at Northfield. The wcun was so many days without care th? it made Frank a cripple for life, an a detective told your corresponder that Frank James would be capture either in bed or on horseback, as h could never walk again for any dis tance. THE ROBBERY ON TOE CHICAGO AND ALTOS In the fall of 1879 the boys return ed to their old haunts in Clay county and very soon had about them a nev gang ready to follow wherever a rici haul was in sight. Among the rc cruits were Ed Miller, brother of Clell killed at Northfield ; Jim Cummings a noted Clay county horse thief ; Tucker Baashman, Ed Ryan, anc Dick Little. The last three were young farmers' sons, who, led on by the persuasive power of Jesse James, went blindly into the work, and two of then: are now in the hands of the law. Frank James, in consequence of the wounds received in Minnesota, did not leave Texas with Jesse, but remained on the ranch of his brother in-law, Allen Palmer, and was not one of the gang who again made Missouri so obnoxious to persons from abroad. After looking about for a few days, Glendale, a little station in Jackson county, seventeen ?niles from Kansas City, on the Chicrgo and Alton Rail? road, was selected as thc scene of their next exploit. On tho evening of Oct. 8 tin- attack was made by Jcsse James, Ed .Miller, .Jim Cum? mings, Ed Ryaa, Tucker Baashman and Die!: Little. Like ali ether train robberies, it was a success- After; battering down tho door of tuc ex- j press car, Jesse James and Ed Mil- j 1er entered with revolvers in their j lands and compelled Grimes, thc ! nessenircr, to unlock his sale and ? ?and over the content?, variously ! estimated nt (Vom ?25,000 to $30,000; \ With this amount thc gang left that j section, and in less than twenty-forr \ lours were scattered about Jackson ' md Clay counties. James Bigget it that time Marshall of .J ackson corni- . ty, at once organized a strong- party to capture the robbers, if possible, and George Shepherd, a former friend of Jesse James, and one of the Rus? sell ville. Ky., bank robbers was taken into thc confidence o? thc officials. THE FIGHT WITH GEORGE SHEPHP.P.n. Shepherd was a lieutenant under the noted guerrilla Quantrell, and was known as a brave and desperate man. Ile had an old grudge against Jesse Janies, who he claimed murder? ed his nephew and robbed him of ?5,000 shortly after the trip into Ken? tucky which resulted in Shepherd's capture and imprisonment for three years. A plan was arranged whereby i Shepherd was to go and join Jesse James, who it was thought would try and reach Texas, and when the right time arrived he was to betray him into the hands of the officers. Shepherd accepted the trust and did join Jesse James, and remained with him several days. Ed Millier and Jim Cummings were also of the party, but the leader seemed to mistrust Shepherd from the start, and watched him so closely that no chance was given to communicate with Marshal Ligget. In southwestern Missouri the gang made arrangements to rob the bank at Galena, in the lead district. Shep? herd w^s sent into the town to recon? noitre, ont, to be on the safe side, Bd Miller was sent in to watch Shepherd and see if all was right. Shepherd easily fell into the trap, for when he reached the town he at once ? sent a telegram to Ligget giving the date of the bank robbery, and also warned the bauk officials. All this Miller ascertained by closely watch? ing Shepherd. After satisfying him? self of the.treachery of tho man, he rode back to camp and related what had taken place to Jesse James. It was at once decided to kill Shepherd when he returned, and about 10 o'clock the following morning, when he came back, the attempt was made. What occurred at that time has never been known, except from the lips of Shepherd, who said that as soon as be came in sight of the camp he saw something was wrong, and determin? ed to kill Jesse James then and there. As the boys saw him returning they mounted their horses, and when he was close enough, as they thought, they opened fire upon him. Ile re? turned it, and says he shot Jesse James in the back of the neck, and that the latter fell from his horse dead. Shepherd then turned his horse's head a?d fled, and was shot through the left leg by Jim Cummings., who follow? ed him three miles. Subsequent events proved that the lucky highwayman, Jesse James, had only been badly wounded. Protected by his friends, he was taken to a place of safety, and in's wound attend? ed to by a doctor from Joplin, who was heavily paid for his services. Before he saw his patient, however, he was blindfolded and driven an hour or more through the heavy tim? ber in the neighborhood of Galena, to the spot where the wounded outlaw had been carried by his friends. It was weeks before Jesse recover? ed sufficiently to travel, but in Jan? uary he was removed to Texas, where it is thought he remained until he came back and planned the Winston robbery on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Road. Shepherd is now living in Kansas City, in hourly fear of his life. * THE WIVES or THE BANDITS. Both of the James boys are married. Frank was married in 1875 to Miss Annie Ralston, whose father resides in this county, at Jackson, eight miles from Kansas City. She is reputed to have been a beautiful and intelligent but sentimental girl, who became car? ried away by her romantic temper? ament with accounts of the James boys. Accidentally meeting Frank, she fell in love with him, and a clan? destine marriage followed. Jesse was married to his cousin, Miss Ze relda Mimms, in 1S74. At the time she was a public school teacher in this city. On the occasion of one of Jesse's rare visits to his mother's, she was summoned there, and the two were united. Both ladies are repre? sented to bc devoted to their husbands who in turn are kind and affectionate; They have lost their identity to their friends, and share with their husbands the perils they encounter in fear of detection and arrest. Their where? abouts is as much a mystery as the ubiquity of their husbands. Heavy rewards are hanging over the heads of these two outlaws. But hereabouts it is believed nobody will ever earn them. Guiteau's Head Grazed. WASHINGTON, September ll.-At 7 o'clock this eveniog an attempt was made to kill Guiteau in his cell. At that hour Battery B, Second Artillery, was reliev? ing Captain Grave's command, which had been on duty at the jail the previ? ous twenty-four hours. Tho battery ar? rived in three wagons, in the first of which was seated First Sergeant Mason. As the wagon drew up in front of the jail. Mason jumped out, threw his cap aside, and, with his musket on his shoulder, proceeded to the right wing of the jail. A few seconds brought him abreast of the window through which Guiteau had been ofteu seen. Putting his gun to his shoulder, the clear report which rang through the jail told the story of his intention and act. The ball grazed Guiteau's head and penetrated bis coat, which was hanging on thc side of his cell. Sergeant Mason surrender? ed himself to his commanding officer, ; McGilvcary, who immediately put him ; under arrest. Mason i.-- a native of i : Virginia, and h.-s boen nineteen years! ia the service ile s:;vs b-1 shot for the p?rpese of killing G ul ...van, und he was | S?;;TV h? misled him. ?rad become I tired of riding over the cobblestones to ; t tho jail every day to guard tho life of ! such a our as Guiteau, so he made up ? his mind to kill him. lie loaded his < trun before he left thc arsenal, :iud as ? soon as he reached thc jail went to j. thc window where Gakeaa usually j 1 stands wailing and gaping for thc arri- ! : val of the guard ; that ho fired, and that j is nil there is about it, Guiteau was i i overcome with fear, and he pleaded for j removal to another part of ths building. ! 1 LITTLE SATE AND I. Wc didn't wait for an income to mar? ry on, little Kate and I. We had no rich relations to leave os legacies or to send pearl necklaces diamond ornaments, or thousand-dollar bonds for wedding presents. I was simply a brakeman on thc Eastern Michigan Railway, a long and lonely stretch of rails over desolate marshes, steep mountain grades, and solitary sweeps of prairie land ; she was the bright-eyed waitress in one of the restaurants along the line. But when I fell from the platform when the great accident happened-you've heard of thc great accident, I suppose, when there was such a shocking loss of life it was Kate's care and nothing else, that brought me back into the world I had so nearly quitted for good and all ! 'I would have done it for anybody, Mark !' said she, when I tried to thank her. 'Would you ?' said I. 'But it isn't everybody that would have done it for j me, Kate !' So I asked her to marry me, and she said yes. And I took a little cottage on the edge of the Swarapscott woods, and furnished it as well as I could, with a red carpet, cheese-cloth curtains at the windows, a real Connecticut clock and a set of walnut chairs that I made myself, with seats of rushes, wovcu in by old Billy, the Indian, who carried his baskets and mats around the coun? try, and Mrs. Perkins, the parson's wife, made us a wedding cake, and so we were married. Pretty soon I found out that Kate was pining a little. 'What is it, sweetheart V said I. 'Remember, it was a contract between us that we wore to have no secrets from each other ! Are you Dot perfectly hap? py 1 'Oh, yes, yes !' cried Kate, hiding ber face on my shoulder. 'But it's my mother, Mark. She's getting old, and if I could only go East to see her, just once, before the Lord takes her away!' It was then that I felt the sting of our poverty most. If I had only been a rich man to have handed her out a check and said, 'Go at once!' I think I could have been quite happy. 'Never mind, sweetheart,' said I, stroking down her hair. 'We'll man? age it after a little. We'll lay up a j few dollars from month to month, and you'll go out and see her before she dies !' And with that little Kate was forced to be content. But there was a hungry, homesick look upon her face which it went to my heart to see. 'If I was rich !' I kept saying to my? self. 'Oh, if I was only rich !' One stormy autumn night we were belated on the road, for the wind was terrible, shaking thc century old pines and oaks, as if they were nothing more than tall swamp grasses, and driving through the ravines with a shriek and a howl like a pack of hungry wolves. And the heavy rains had raised the streams so that we were compelled to go carefully and slowly over the bridges, and keep a long look ahead for fear of accidents. I was standing at my post, in front of the second passenger car, stamping my feet on the platform to keep them warm, and hoping little Kate would not be perturbed at my prolonged absence, when the Dews agent came chuckling out : 'We're to stop at Stumpville Station' said he. 'Nonsense,' said I, 'I know better.' This train never stops short of Wau kensha City, least of all when we are running to make up for lost time, as we are to night. 'Oh, but this is an exceptional occa? sion,' said Johnny Wills (which was the agent's name. 'We're going to put an old woman off) She has lost her ticket, she says. More likely she never had one. Goes on as though she'd had her pocket picket.' 'It's most a pity, isn't it, to put one off to night?' said!. Least of all at such a lonely place as Stumpville Sta? tion, where there are only two houses a?d a blacksmith shop. 'Yes, I know,' said Mills, adjusting the newspapers that he carried in a rubber case under his arm 'But the Superintendent of the road has got out a new set of instructions, and he's that particular that Jones wouldn't dare overlook a case like this. There's boen so many confidence gnmes played on the road lately.' 'Which is the one ?' said I, turning to look at the end window of the car which was at the rear. 'Don't you see ? The old lady at the back of the two fat women in the j red shawls. She's haranguing JODCS now. 'I see,' said I. It was a little black silk poke-bonnet, a respectable cloth cloak, bordered with ancient fur, and a long green veil, who was earnestly ges? ticulating and tajking with the conduc? tor. But he shook his head and passed on, and she sank back in a helpless little heap behind the green veil, and I could see her take a small handkerchief from a small basket and put it piteously j to her eyes. 'It's too bad,'said I. 'Jones might J remember that he once had-if he hasn't got now-a mother of his own.' 'And lose his place on thc road,' said Mills. 'No, no, old fellow, all that sort of thing docs very well to talk about, but it don't work in real life.' So he went into the next car, and the signal to slack up came presently. I tnrned to Mr. Jones, thc conductor, who just then stepped out on thc plat? form . 'Is it for that old lady?' said I, 'Ile answered, 'Yes.' Said I, 'How far did she want to go?' 'To Swampscott,' 1 sat:! he 'You needn't st. n, Mr. Jo;,cs,' said I, 'FM pay her f ire/ ? You !' he t ehr- .J. i . Vos, I,' s: M I. I'll take her to my i >wn hoi?.^e, na til she eau telegraph to ? lier friends for something. My wife i '.viii osgood tn lier, I know, furiiio ?-ako ]> j'i her own old mother down East !" 1 \Ju.--i as you please,' said Mr. ?Tones. ' l?iit when you've been on thc read as ' ! long as I have, 'you'll find that this j i ?ort. ':. ?T?T?L: doesn't answer.' i ! '1 hope I shall never bo on the road \ 1 ;oo long to forget my Christian charity/ j ! [ answered, a little nettled. And I I 1 look out my worn* pocket book and han-1 i jed jver thu money. j 1 We did Dut stop at Stitmpville St: after all, but put on more steam anc as fast as it was tafe to drive our cn -and when, a little past midnight reached Swampscott, where we were at 7.o0, Pierre Rene, the Frenchi came oe board to relieve mc, ar helped my old lady off the train, basket, traveling bag and all. ?Am I to be put off, after all?5 she with a scared look around her. 'Cheer up, mam/ said I, 'You all right. Now, then-look out for step i Ilcre we are.' 'Where am I?' said the old lady 'At Sampscott, mam,' said I. 'And you are the kind man who my ?ire I' said she. 'But my daug and her husband will repay you whci 'All right rna'tn,' said I. And c if you'll just take my arm, we?ll be home in a quarter of an hour.' 'But,'said she, 'why can't I go rectly to my destination ?' 'It's middling late, ma'am,' said I. '. houses don't stand shoulder to shou in Swampscott. My nearest neigl is a mile and a-half away. But n< fear, ma'am I've a wife that will bc < to bid you welcome for the sake of own mother.' She murmured a few words of thai but she was old and weary, and path was rough and uneven, in the ? teeth of the keen November blast walking wasn't an easy task. i presently we came to the little cott on thc edge of the Swampscott wot where the light glowed warmly thro* the Turkey red curtains. 'Oh, Mark, dearest, how late are !' cried Kate, making haste to o the door. 'Come in, quick, out of wind. Supper is all ready, and who is that with you Y In a hurried whisper I told her al .Bid I do right, Katie T said I. 'Right ! Of course you did,' said s .Ask her to come in at once. And put another cup and saucer on table.' Tenderly I assisted the chilled ! weary old lady across the threshold. 'Here's my wife.' said I. *J3 here's a cup of smoking hot coffee ? some of Katie's own biscuits and chi en pie.' You'll be all right when cold is out of your jo?Dts a bit !' 'You are very, very welcome,' s Kate, brightly, as she advanced to i tie our visitor's veil and loosen I folds of her cloak. But all of a suddi I heard a cry, 'Mother, oh, mother !: And looking around, I so Kate a the old lady clasped in each o the arms. Hold on, Kate !' said I, with thee fcc pot stiii in my baud, as I had bc lifting it from the fire. 'This never-' 'But it is, Mark I' cried out Ka breathlessly. 'It's mother: my o: mother ! Oh, help me, dearest, quic Iv : she has fainted awav I' But she was all right again preset ly, sitting by the fire with her feet one of the warm cushions which Kc had knit on wooden needles, and drin hot coffee. It was all true. The u fortunate passenger whose pocket h been picked on the train, and to who rescue I had come, was no ether th my Kate's own mother, who had detc mined to risk the perils of a journey the far West to see her child on again. And she has been with us ever sine the dearest old mother-in-law that ev a man had, the comfort of our hoes hold, and the guardian angel of litt Kate aud thc baby, when I am away < my long trips. And little Kate declares now that si is 'perfectly happy !' God bless her may she never be otherwise. nil? ? * -? I Rural Philosophy. -o As it Oozes from tho Pen of Arp. A ten weeks drouth is not calci lated to produce much hilarity iii farmer's family, nevertheless w haven't put on mourning atmyhous< The bottom corn is pretty good. Th barn is full of hay that was cut an cured iii the early summer. Abo?; ten thousand bundles of fodder wi soon be added to the stock of lon forage There is a good lot of oat in thc sheaf, and wheat straw in th rack, and so reckon we will pul through ail right. Wc never plantei any cotton, and are that much bette o?? than our nabo rs. They talke< about making a half crop a few week; ago, but now they have got down ? quarter, and their upland corn h burnt up. Already there are lots o second class mules and hors- s seek ing purchasers, for the farmers can'i winter 'em and nobody wants to buy, and they will go for a song. I tel yon it's a real collapse, and the peo pie had better begin to set their house in order for hard limes. From Rich? mond to San Antonio, from the Ohio river to the gulf it's generally bad failure of crops with the exceptions. If I was a speculator and could find a partner who would furnish thc money and take ail the risk 1 would buy cot? ton futures right now, and give him half the profits, for the crop won't reach five million bales this year cor tain. Corn will be 1.50 a bushel be? fore January. Every farmer ought to sow some rye or harley right away, an acre anyhow for spring forage. Sow plenty of oats for later suppl}-. Plow deep, manure richly and use the harrow. Sow some grass or clover seed with thc oats. Let the farmers in upper Georgia compost all their cotton seed so they won't have any to plant, and maybe in two years we I will gain till that we have lost by the j drought; When ? feel blue at home : hunt up j thc child roo an go to fi-dicking with ' 'cm. There arc children and gland- . children all mixed up together, and j they are up to all sorts of sport and mischief, and keep Mrs. Arp in a slate of maternal anxiety, but they love us and wc love them. They keep us amused anil perplexed, for we wonder what they will do next for devilment. Three of 'em were ridi'ig the old mare without a bridle j .ind suddenly she t<iok a notion to j tvalk into the stable and then into her stall. Tiie top of ? no door just raked j 'om all oil" in a pile and from their ! screams 1 was shore they were killed ! jut thc fertile sod they fell on was l soft ami no bones were bn They caught the Tom cat and 01 'em took him by thc foriegs another by thc hind legs, and trying to pull him in two, and a squalling I never heard when denly thc hand bolt give way an Tom took his revenge by scrate thc other boy into a squall ol'a d ont kind 1 made 'cm a litte across thc branch under thc wil for 'em to bathe in and they wa to stay in all day, but Mrs. Arp down their time to half an hour ii shank of the evening. The t morning f missed 'em and so in ] sing around 1 heard 'em at the I ing and saw their clothes a little of on the grass. I managet slip up and steal 'em, carried 'en Mis. Arp with as much solemnity Joseph's brcthern carried his bh coat to their father. -'Mercy on what shall ? do with those childi*' she exclaimed. "They will c their death in that branch. Will , you must get mc three swilches then go out and call them I I not stand it." So I g.->t half a di ! ones from a peach tree and brm 7 cm io her when she gave me om j tier curious looks and remark "Did you expect me to beat the ] little things to death '( I did want but cue,1' and she broke about a foot and a half of the 1 end and throwed tho others away called 'cm awhile ami it was pitifi see tl:e little chaps hunting aro for their clothes and finally con like a funeral procession to the ho They hid behind the cabin and v taking on powerful when Mrs. A. 'em with their clothes in one h and thc switch in thc other. T bogged and promised and cr Narry lick was struck that ? heart and in ten minutes they all had cuit and syrup on thc doorstep harmony prevailed. What is h< without a mother. The other morning my big \ went down to get some watermel and the watermelons were gc Just over in thc corn field close was the sign of where the rascals 1 Cut open and gutted about a dozer the finest ones in the patch. If rascals take one and leave two rot so bad, but when they take all best ones and cut 'em up and wa more than they cat, the agiivation of a very lively character* There no religion that I know of that \ enable a man to go back home sen for the next fifteen or twenty mi nut Shot guns will come into his mind spite of all he can do. When a nal tells me about thc roges stcalin melons I can give him Christian ; vice about patience and forgiven' and sanctification and all that, 1 when they seal mine its a very diil ont thing. Says I to my boy, "lin arc nigger tracks and they will coi again." So that night we agreed kill a nteffer whether he come or h There were two darkies on tho pla and we loaded the guns and tied the dog and my boy told the darki he wanted 'em to still hunt with h and lie in the corner of the fence a watch. I fixed up a bottle of Sp; ish brown and just before night si ped down in the field and sprinkled along for a hundred yards to the ero bank, knocked down a few co stalks and come back. I was to g over the fence into the melon pat that night and the darkies was to s me and give the alarm and my bi ?-vas to shoot over me and I was run round thc fence to thc house ar my boy and the darkies was to rt after me to the creek and the ne morning they was to find thc bloc and it was to bc iterated that we he killed a nigger arid he was drownc in the creek besides. Weil it work', very nice. Thc darkies saw mo ar, thought I was a shore enough liri and my boy shot at me und I holler*1 "Oh Lordy'7 and fell over the fenc and run and here they all come tearin'. My boy led the race towar the[creek but one of the darkies sa^ me a slipping along another way an about that time the dog got looso an herc he come a barking and a yelp? and got on my track and the darke; followed him and I shook the load cu j of my heels and split for home, .haven't had such a run in thirty years I beat thc darkey badly but the ch ? caught me by the breeches leg as fell on the steps and conic might; near getting some, blood that wastj* spanish brown. Mrs. Arp and th< children heard the fuss and such ? screamin and hollerin all mixed ur with the fool dog a barkin was neve heard before at my house. It tool several minutes to quiet the family and explain, but as good luck would have it thc darkey turned back to the creek for my boy kept a catlin of him and before they got homo again the excitement was all over and the dark? ies had a big time tellin us how the}' run one nigger into the creek and an? other to parts unkown. Next day the blood was tracked and*cvcr since its been all that we can do to keep the coroner from coming out and drag? ging thc creek for a dead nigger, No more melons have been stolen since, but thc next time we try that remedy 1 think I will do thc shooting aird let somebody else do the running, for I haven't got over it yet and the catch in my back is more thin my rheuma? tism* When Mrs. Arp sees mc a limp? ing around she says: "William, I'm afraid you arc losing your senses. Will you never realize that you are growing old and can't do like you use to when you were young?' Then 1 hum that sweet and plaintive song "When you and I were young, Mag orie,- and smooth her raven hair willi a rough but loving hand. Tlie Ohio State Fair made a prout of $10,(RH) Well has Sir Thomas Browne ex? claimed, "Our very life is bat a dream, ..mci while wo look around eternity is at hand." A bright little boy, who had been eu- ? garred in combat willi another hov. was I reproved by his aunt, who told him he ! : ought always iv wait until thc other boy '[.otehed into him.' 'Weil !" exclaimed : the little hero : 'but if I wait for the nthcr boy to begin, i'm afraid there 1 wo&'t bc any fight.;' 1 NEWS ITEMS. Thc Apaches are thought to have murdered 400 people in New Mexico. The Stalwarts arc still trembliog at the thought of thc probable candidacy of Mr. Tilden for the Presidency, Thc word "syndicate" as used in large stock operations simply means "association'' or "partnership/*. The meaning of the word is "a council." Thc sergeant who attempted to mur? der Guiteau is as big a fool as Guiteau himself and should bc dealt with ac? cordingly. J. li. Morrison, of McClel laos ville', South Carolina, has raised three hun? dred pounds of excellent Malaga grapes this season. Gov. Blackburn will be accompanied to Yorktown by six Kentucky compa? nies, the expenses of which he will pay himself. The cotton States consume 42,252, 244 bushels moro wheat thao they raise and pay to the North for wheat, corn, oats, and hay, ?150,000,000 an? nually. Thc Mormons are not only encourag? ing the Indians togo in and take scalps, but are sclliug them the very best arms in market and giving them powder for nothing. Mr. John S. Barbour, President of tho Virginia Midland Railroad, says positively that the North Carolina Mid? land is to- be completed to Spartanburg, s.e. It is noted as a curious fact that no President, from Washington to Garfield, was born in a city, and that only the second Adams was even nominally a resident of a city when elected. There are only six newspapers pub? lished in Iceland, and copies of these are lugged around by the editor aod traded for dried meat and frozen whis ky. _ Hiding is very cheap in the Nortb just now. You can go from Boston ta Chicago, some 1.200 miles, we believe, for ?6. Of this sum thc Pennsylvania Hail road reveives 25 cents. Such is competition. Senator Burnside, of Rhode Island, died very suddenly last Tuesday from disease of thc heart. He was a faithful if net a successful soldier on the North? ern side, and hore a good character for integrity. A new but exceedingly proper pun? ishment for brutes convicted of assault on a woman is now being put in force by the Canadian authorities. Persons convicted of this crime are now, in ad" dition to terms of imprisonment, sub? jected to a dose cf thc cat-o'-nine-tail* every ten days. The long drought has compelled In? diatna saloon-keepers to announce : 'Whiskey straight, 10 cents \ whiskey with water, 15 cents." The higher priced drink has been called for but once, and th st was by an Ohio prohibi? tionist, who was not partial to water but distrusted Indiana whisky. A new fact in regard to melons has come to light. It is said that if a mel? on bc varnished it will retain all its good qualities fur an indefinite time. A per? son who tried this method of preserva? tion says that at Christmas, when the melon was cut, tue melon's flavor and sweetness were equal to those of a fresh melon. Maj-Gen. Weitzeil says i? an article in the Philadelphia Times that when Jefferson Davis's desk was opened, on the entry of ihe twenty-fifth corps into Richmond, a confidential letter from Gen. Lee was found, dated the previous October, saying that the Confederate cause was hopeless. There is a boom in turpentine as wel? as io cotton. This time last year the price was 34 couts. The price is now 50 cents, an advance of nearly 50 per' cent. A lot of turpentine that would have sold for a thousand dollars last September will nowbriog fourteen hun dred and seventy. One of the Cotton Exposition's at? tractions will be an 'ensilage cattlcry* in full operation. Thc pits are being: dug and the multitude of horses, sheep, hogs, cows and mules will be fed on the ensilage during the exhibition. The main object of the system is to save la? bor and time. Ex-ScDator Sprague's version of why' Cockling resigned is said to be as fol lows : *I have no doubt it was because Mrs. Spraguc toid him to do it. She used to be always telling mc I must re? sign and go home to bc vindicated whenever matters in the Senate did not go to suit me, and it is certainly from her that Conkling got the idea.' James J. Clyburn, for the murder of A. A. Sheorn, was sentenced to bc hanged on the* *2Slh of October next. When asked by Judge Cothran if he had anything to say, he replied, No: The judge sentenced him in the most*' solemn manner. The court-room was* crowded. Clyburn preserved a very* indifferent countenance, and during the charge bc was laughing and chewing: tobacco vigorously. A Paris friend has sent Miss Mary* Anderson a very beautiful dress to wear' is Julia in thc 'Hunchback.' Here is its description : .The texture is white India muslin1 painted in landscape. Thc coloring of he flowers, leaves and grasses is ex juisitely done, while the texture of the iress is so sheer aud fine one wonder* aow thc brush couid even trace the out ines.' The oyster law just signed by Gov iruor Cornell, of Now York, provides . ,hat ail oysters in the shell not sold Hy ictual count shall be sold in a stave ?casurc Vo\ inches across thc bottom IS, inches across at the top. ?7id 21 nehes diagonal from inside chime to op. Persons who sell oysters other? wise than by count or this measure run he risk of S100 fine or imprisonment or not more luau GO days. Tho labor troubles in Now Orleans rontinucs, and thc Governor has placed lie city under matial law. A float ?river shot one of the strikers, who .toned him on tho 13th inst , and a iot was imminent. Men loading a >h;p with cotton were driven away, and he raub boarded the vessel and com uenced firing through the hatchway at -he men in the hold.