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On Main Street, between 4th and 5th,
OFFICIAL PAP Kit OF CASS COtTTTY.
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0u copy, thrco months 50
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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 0, 1874.
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ff" Transient advertisements mu.-t be jmid fur
Kxtra copli'n of the tIr.nAi.n for a'o by H. T.
Streicht, at the I'mtninw. and U. F. Jotiiieou, cor
ner of Main and i'iflh utrucls.
Lounges, Tables, Bedsteads,
ETC., ETC., ETC.,
Of All Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASES.
Of all sieg, rady-made, and fold cheap for cash.
With many thanks for past patronage, I invite
all lo call and examine my
UK(iE STOCK OK
lui-nit iii-o OoflliiM.
J. H. BUTTERY'S,
On Main Street, bet. Fifth and Sixth.
Wholesale ai.a Retail Dealer In
Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oils,
Varnishes. Patent Medicines.
Toilet Articles, etc., etc.
H7rKKSCKI!TioNS carefully compounded at
all hours, day and nij;ht. 35-ly
J. VV. SHANNON'S
Feed, Sale and Livcrv
Main Street, Plattsmouth, Neli.
I am prepared to accommodate the public with
Carriages, Buggies, Wagons,
A IMo. I Hearse,
On Short Notice and Reasonable Terms.
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Will Run to the Steamboat Land
ing', Depot, and all parts of
the City, when Desired.
First national Bant
Of Plattsmouth, Nebraska,
Tootlo, Iluiiiia fc Clnrlc.
K. ii. HovEI
loHN K. C'l.ARK
T. W. Evans
. . Assistant Cashier.
Thin Bank in now open for business at their new
room, corner Main aud Sixth streets, and ars pre
pared to transact a general
Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Government
and Local Securities
ROL'GHT AND SOLD.
Deposits Received and Interest Al
lowed on Time Certificates.
Available In any part of the United States and in
all the I'riucipal Towns and Cities of Europe.
AGENTS FOR THE
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Persons wishing to bring out their friends from
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Excelsior Barber Shop.
T. C. BOONE,
Main Street, opposite Brooks House.
Shaving and Shampooing.
ESFECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
tlTTI(J CIlll.IUi: S HAIR
Call and See Boone, Gents,
And get a boon In a
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GO TO THE
Tost Office Book Store,
H. J. STKEIGHT, Proprietor,
Boots, Stationery, Pictures, Mnsic,
Song Books, etc., etc.
POST OFFICE BUILDISG,
EPITOME OF THE WEEK.
Condensed from Telegrams of Accompanying Dates,
Mon DAT, June 20. A Madrid dispatch an
nounces the defeat of 10,000 Carlists under
Prince Alphouzo ufter two (lays' fighting. On
the 2Hth Gen. Concha, in the niid.-t of a terri
ble storm, surprised three of the outlying de
fenses of Estclla. The dispatch Mates that
the Carlist loss was very heavy, and that they
would le forced to return into the province
of Alava. Orders have been Issued from
Carlist headquarters directing all Generals to
carry on the war hereafter without truce or
parley.... The nephew of the Czar of Russia,
who stole his mother's diamonds and squan
dered them upon an American adventuress,
has been Sentenced to deprivation of his mil
itary rank and decorations and to banishment
to Caucasus for life. ... From Havana comes
the report of tin; capture liy the Cubans, near
Santiago de Culm, of 4oo Spaniards and
forty car-loads of provisions, and that
the prisoners were (-hot in retaliation
for similar executions by Spanish
troops.. ..Another case of hydrophobia is re
ported in New . York, a butcher named Mo.
Cormick having died of that disease, caused
by the bite of a dog received a little over a
month before The West Wisconsin Kail
way Company officially denies a recent report
that they had issued an order for trains not to
stop at Hammond, Wis., because the station
agent there had been lined for violating one of
the provisions of the l'otter law....
Mary Maloney, of Chicago, is another vic
tim of the careless practice of lighting tires
with kerosene oil. She was in a hurry for
her dinner, and had recourse to the oil-can.
The oil exploded and set tire to her clothes.
She was fatally burned, and died.... The
Chicago Tritytne publishes reports of the
condition of the crops at stations aiong
the lines of the Michigan Southern and
Chicago iV Northwestern Railroads. Ac
cording to the reports the prospects for oil
grains in Indiana and Michigan are excellent,
but in Ohio wheat is in bad condition, varying
from one-third to two-thirds of a crop. There
is not more than two-thirds of the average
yield of hay in any of these States. Fruits are
doing remarkably well. Returns from the
country traversed by the Northwestern Road
in AVisconsin, Iowa and Illinois are to the
effect that the acreage of grain is large, the
prospects better than for many years past, and
the amount on hand at the statious small.
Tri:si.Y, June 550. Late dispatches re
ceived at Madrid by the Spanish Government
announced the killing of Marshal Concha
commander of the Republican forces, in an
attack upon the Carlist intrenehment at
Mum, near Kstella. When the national troops
learned of the death of Concha they
returned to their former jxisitions.
Gen. Zabala, Minister of "War, puc
ceeded to the command. Besides Mar
shal Concha, one Brigadier and several
stall' officers were killed. The entire loss of
the national troops is stated in official
dispatches to have been l,5l0 in killed
and wounded The Secretary of the
Treasury has instructed the Assistant
Treasurer at Xew York to sell $1,0H),000
in gold on each Thursday during July....
Recent Washington dispatches state that it
has been discovered that, by the provisions of
a bill w hich was quietly passed by Congress
at its recent session, cm complaint for libel in
Washington an editor of a newspaper can be
arrested anywhere and conveyed to the na
tional capital for trial. .. .The United States
Circuit Court at Springfield, 111., has granted
the petition of the Chicago fc Alton Railroad
Company to transfer the question of jurisdic
tion in the pending cases for violation of the
State Railroad Passenger and Freight Tariff,
law to the United States Supreme Court.
"Wednesday, July 1. A "Washington
dispatch says Minister Cushing has -made a
peremptory demand upon the Spanish Gov
ernment for a full indemnity for the Yir
ginius prisoners who w ere slain by order Of
Gov. Burricl. of Cuba, and for consequential
damages. The same authority makes Sec
retary Fish say that the American Govern
ment has made a prompt demand, and
one quite as ueciueu ana percmpiory
as that made by the British Govern
ment, for indemnity for the prisoners
who were destroyed and the loss to their fam
ilies. Secrctarv Fish had also stated that
this demand is in accordance with the
protocol concerning the settlement of
the Virginiiis affair, apart from the duty
imposed upon the Government to claim
satisfaction for such wronirs.... The sums
designated by the Appropriation bills as
finally passed by Congress during its
recent session amount in the aggregate to
tl77,01K,7H.40. The total amount appropri
ated by the same bills last year was $-J(l,:S,.,
17MJ5. .. .The New York Liberal Republican
State Convention is to beheld tit Albany on
the Ith of Septcnilier. . . . By the explosion of a
boiler in a saw-mill and salt works at Carroll
ton, Mich., on the oOth ult., Joseph Hudson,
Benjamin Chapman, John P. Avery and George
Watson were instantly killed, and four others
were severely injured Win. (juinctt fatally.
Mrs. Harriet Beard, living near Du (noiii,
111., undertook a few evenings ago to till a
lighted lamp with kerosene oil. The can ex
ploded and she was fatally burned The
Illinois Prohibitionists met in State Conven
tion at Blooiningtou on the oOth ult., seventy-five
delegates being present. I). L
Bunn, of Decatur, was elected President.
Resolutions were adopted denouncing the
traffic in liquor as a dishonor to Christian
civilization; favoring moral as well as political
action by temperance men; demanding the re
duction of official salaries and perquisites; ad
vocating the election of President, Vice-President
and Senators by direct popular vote;
commending the course of temperance
women in their efforts to stem the tide of in
temperance, and requesting them to conl
tiuue their efforts in the same direc
tion until they shall be given the ballot, imd
favoring the substitution of greenbacks for
National currency and the return to a specie
basis as speedily as compatible with the pub
lie interests. The following nominations
were made: State Treasurer, Maj. Little, of
Pana; Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Jennie
F. Willing, of Bloomington, Professor in the
Thursday, July 2. It is reported that
an accidental fire in two houses near Estclla
was made a pretext by the Carlists for mas.
sacring all the wounded Republicans who
fell into their hands at the battle of Mum
A Paris dispatch says the Sub-Committee
of Thirty had drawn up a new Con
stitutional bill providing for the contin
uance of the title of " President of the. Repub
lic;' for a second Chamber; for a personal
aeptennat to terminate with the expiration of
MacMahon's seven-year term, or sooner hi
case of his death or resignation. No provis
ion is made for a successor to the President,
thus leaving an opportunity for the restora
tion of the empire or the monarchy when the
aeptennat ends Hon. Eugene Hale has de
clined to accept the oflice of Postmaster
General, to which he was appointed by
the President. Impaired health is given
as the reason of his declination
Among the last acts pa?sed,by the Massachu
setts Legislature at its recent session was one
declaring women eligible to serve on school
committees The people of Arkansas
have declared by a large majority in
favor of a Constitutional Convention
A St. Paul (Minn.) telegram states
that all accounts from the southwestern part
of the State and Northwestern Iowa a Tee
that the grasshoppers are rapidly destroying
everything green in a large exteut of country
....The Iowa Republican State Convention
met at Des Moines on the 1st. lion. Theodore
Guclick, of Des Moines, was made permanent
Chairman, and Capt. J. Griffiths, of Johnson,
and J. E. Williams, of Dallas, Secretaries. The
following nominations were made: Hon. T. D.
Young, Secretary of State; Capt. P.C.Christy,
l State Treasurer; B. R. Sherman, Auditor;
David Secor, Register of the State Land Office;
M. E. Cutts, Attorney -General; E. F. Holmes,
Clerk of the Supreme Court; J. S. Runnels,
Supreme Court Reporter. George C. HcIrt
ling, of Jackson, was elected Chairman of the
State Central Committee. Resolutions were
adopted favoring free banking and a return
to specie payments as speedily as consistent
with the material and industrial interests of
the country, insisting that the obligations of
the Government shall be paid in specie; de
claring that the power to regulate inter-State
commerce, whether by railroad or water high
ways, vests in Congress, and that that body
should legislate so as to prevent extortion,
and that it should provide for the improve
ment of the great natural water-ways; that
the State has power to regulate railway trans
portation within its own limits, and demand
ing the enforcement of the State Railway law;
favoring appropriate legislation for the
full and equal protection of all citi
zens; congratulating the party on the
i7,000,(N0 reduction in the estimated ex
penses of the General Government for the cur
rent fiscal year; demanding the election of
President and Vice-President by popular vote;
favoring a modification of the Patent laws;
commending the position of the party in in
stituting investigations of corruption in ollice,
and favoring the submission of an amend
ment of the Constitution extending the right
of suffrage to women to the people for their
A PIJOFITAllLE IVESTME-T.
Ilovr a. Little Kindness of Heart Savfit
tlie Character of a Vonn; Woman
and Paid Magnificent Dividend In
tlie Enil-A Pleasant Storj- of Real
In lo4 Mr. Barnum organized a troupe to
give exhibitions in various portions of New
England. This troupe, after a successful
tour, arrived at Whitehall, N. Y., and took a
short rest. Wm. L. Miller was the manager
of the concern. He was passionately fond of
fishing, and started out to enjoy his favorite
sport, leaving the net accumulations of the
season, amounting to $2,000, behind nt the
hotel, in charge of Tom Thumb, who was one
of the constituent members of the troupe
The little man and his wife took a notion to
walk about town, and thoughtlessly left the
door of their room open and the cash-box in
an exposed place. Miller returned with
a string of lish, and wishing to write
a letter went to the cash-box for pen
and ink. He discovered that the '2,000
package of greebacks was gone. It was
quickly ascertained that the chambermaid of
the hotel was gone too. The Thumbs ex
plained that they had been out walking and
had forgotten all about the box. The case
looked quite clear. The chambermaid was
hunted up. She was found, dusty and travel-
worn, fifteen miles out of town, and increasing
the distance every step. She w as brought
back, acknowledged the theft and gave up the
money. Mie explained mat sue expectcu io
be married soon and wanted an outfit. She
went into the room, saw the money, and the
temptation was so strong that she could not
resist it. She was very sorry, and begged not
to be prosecuted, as such exxsure would
blast all her life-prospects. The girl had
always borne an excellent character. The lit
tle people pleaded for her, and Mr. Miller's
heart, already softened with the beauty of the
poor young thing, relented, surrendered, al
most broke. He left town w ith his troupe,
kept the matter quiet, and the girl kept her
place. She finally married a rich lumber mer
chant, and he soon died and left her a wealthy
young widow. She had a profitable lumber
business anTt a good deal of cash. She was
not in the market for a second marriage ven
ture, but she thought much of Miller and his
kind treatment of her in 184.
A short time ago there was an inquiry in
the papers for a certain William L. Miller
who was manager of Barnum's show in
He turned up in New York, living in a quiet,
small way, entirely out of the public eye.
He w ondered what anybody could have to tell
him for his advantage, but he went to see.
He learned that about two months ago the
widow of a lumber dealer of Whitehall had
died and left her entire estate to William L.
Miller, who was manager of a show and
visited Whitehall with Tom Thumb and party
in lst'A. The bequest, it was expressly stated,
was in gratitude for Miller's act of forbearance
toward her, w hich saved her good name and
made her fortune. Miller was not long in
identifying himself as the man inquired after,
and received 100,000 in cash, and a lumber
yard worth ?o0,000, as the proceeds of a little
kindly investment years before.
Ji lt 3, 1ST.
Cotton. Middling nnlanrt, i'ta.c.
I.ivk Stock. Beer I'attle- Sll.Mir. 12.."j. Ilo-rs
Dressed, $7.7.VTi7.K7!i. Succp Live $1.0U&
liiiEAnsTrrrs. Flour Good to choice, Si.'J0
H.tiO; white wheat extra, gG.KT6.!IO. Wheat
No. 2 1'liicaL'o, $l.:jl.'Tl.:J.-i; Iowa spring, $1.:3."j
(a -1.3i; No. 2 Milwaukee spring, $1.37ftl.:. Bye
Western anil State, $l.(l.V.l.in. Barley fiT",
Corn Mixed Western afloat, 74"!.75c. Oats
New Western. 5.Vt5!te.
PnovistoNs. Pork New Mess, $18.12' J2-1S.25.
Wool. Common to extra, 4ojit?c.
Live Stock. Beeves Choice. $5.8.!i5.10; pood,
$5.."(K!io.73; medium, $1.7j(Q,5-; butchers'
stock, $-$.7564.75; stock cattle, $:i.2y,4.r0.
Hogs Live, $5.40(12:6.00. Sheep Good to choice,
Provisions. Butter Choice, 21(3 24c. Eggs
Fresh, lK&lS'jc- Pork New Mess, $17.75
1S.00. Lard $11,201.11.25.
Bkeadstuffs. Flotir White Winter Extra,
$rt.2ryr8.00; spring extra. $5.onSj5.50. Wheat
Spring, No. 2, $1.15!4i1.15?4. Corn No. 2, .V-1
&54C. Oats No. 2. 42'a(42'4c. Rye No. 2,
Barley No. 2, (ft.
Wool. Tub-washed, 4,Vft50c. ; fleece, washed.
4orTi;i4c.; fleece, nnwashed, 30i33c.; pulled
Lumber. First clear, $50.00ffr 55.00; second
clear, $17,011(549.00; Coramou Boards, $11. On
12.00; Fencing, $11.0OS 12.00; '-A' Shingles,
$3.256.50; Lath. $2.25rr5,2.37'4.
F.p.EAnsTcrrs. Flonr $5.75f.n.o0. Wheat
$1.22. Corn tWtftfi5c. Kye !)0c. Oats 173,
Provisions. Pork $18.00(3.13.25. Lard lOSi
Live Stock. Beeves Fair to choice, $5.00
6.25. HogsLive. $5.00(6.00.
Breadsti-ffs. Flonr, XX Fall, $5.00(3 5.50.
Wheat No. 2 Red Fall. $1.2Sgl.:. Corn No. 2,
53 5S' ic Oats No. 2, 464S47c. Rye No. 2,
Provisions. Pork Mees, $13.75(219.00. Lard
BnEADSTcrFs. Flonr Spring XX $5.70o.PO.
Wheat Spring. No. 1, $1.221.22- ; No. 2. $1.20
1.20V Corn No. 2. 57(t59c. Oats No. 2,44
41', c Kye, No. 1, H65.S7c. Barley No. 2,
Breadstctfs. Wheat Extra, $1.4S31.4S.
Corn 6o37c. Oats 502.51 iic.
Breadstuff. Wheat Amber Mich., $1.23
1.234; No. 2 Red. $1.211.2i Corn Mixed,
63'4a644c. Oata 535.534c
BBEADSTcrrs. Wheat No. 1 Red, $1.24
1.25; No. 8 lied, $1.191.20. Corn 70 72c.
Live Stock. Beuves $5.006.25. Hogs
Live, $5.Xg,6.00. Sheep Live, $1.504.75.
Live Stock. Beeves Best, $6.256.H0;
medium, $.V756.00. Hops Yorkers, $5.90
6.10; Philadelphia, $G.40.tiO. Sheep Bebt,
$5.00(2 5.23; good, $4.00 1.75.
Public Debt Statement.
The following statement shows the condi
tion of the public debt July 1:
Six per cent, bonds $1,213,624,700
five per cent, bonus 510,b2S,050
Total coin bonds $1,724,352,750
Lawful monev debt S14.678.0ll0
Matured debt 3.216,590
I.eiral-teuder notes 3X2.076.733
Certificates or deposit 5rt.76O.0UO
fractional currency 45.HK1.2M3
Coin certificates 22.M25.KX
Total debt $2,290,729,555
Cash in Treasury
Special deposits held for the re
demption of certificates of deposit,
as provided by law
Total in Treasury $147,541,314
Debt less cash in Treasury $2,143.0KK.241
Decrease during the mouth 2.1 hi 1.196
Bonds issued to the Pacific Railway
Companies, interest payable in
lawful money, principal outstand
Interest accrued and not vet paid... 1.9MH.705
Interest paid by the United States.. 22,286,691
Interest repaid hv the transporta
tion of mails, etc 5.252,036
Ialanee of interest paid by I nitcd
The Tension Law.
A Washington dispatch of the 1st gives the
following information of interest to pensioners
The act approved June 18, 1H74. entitled "An
act to increase pensions In certain cases, pro
vides that all persons who are now entitled to
pensions under existing laws, and who have lost
u arm at or above the elbow, or a leg at or above
the knee, shall he rated in the second class, and
phn II receive $2 per month; provided that no
artificial limbs or commutation therefor shall he
furnished to such persons as shall he entitled to
I'eusiuiis iiiiuer iuis m-i. i urn nil, ny us icmis,
was to take effect from and after June 4. 1H73.
icn. Baker. Commissioner of Pensions, to-dav
announces that persons embraced within the
provision of this act can secure the benefits of
the same without formal application and without
the intervention of an attorney. A power of at
torney win not be recognized in an application
for increase of pension provided by this act. A
letter of the pensioner addressed to the Commis
sioner of Pensions, inclosing his pension cer
tificate and giving his postoflice address, will !
sufficient presentation of his claim.
National Hank Keserves.
In a letter to the Cashier ef a Chicago btimk
the Comptroller of the Currency gives the
following construction of the new Currency
act in reference to the reserve required to be
held by National Banks:
My construction of the act of June 20. 1874. in
reference to the reserve of the National Banks is
that the reserve upon circulation is abolished,
but that the National Banks are required to
keep reserve upon deposits, as provided in Sec
tions 31 aud 32 of the National Bank act.
certain proportion of hich must be kept on hand
and certain other proportion with the reserve
agents in the citv enumerated iu the sections re
ferred to. The hanks are also required to keep
an amount equal to 5 per cent, of tneircircnlation
on deposit with the Treasurer of the United
States, which amount may be dedncted from the
aggregate amount of the' reserve required to be
kept uoou deposits.
A Black Samson.
Thehk is a negro Samson named Nelson
de Lisle in New Orleans. He is a horse
dealer by profession, and the trick of his
trade is to take possession of horses in
an unauthorized manner. He was de
nominated a horse thief before a court
in New Orleans in 18G9 and sent to
the State prison, where he stayed only
six davs of the five years awarded him.
He broke jail by snapping iron bars as
if they had been pine sticks, and carrying
the outer gate, and lied and hid. The
police have been on the lookout for him,
and afraid they would find him. The
other day two or three of them got hold
of him, and he broke loose and laid them
out on the pavement with one blow each
of his might- arm. De Lisle then ran,
and the cry of " Stop thief" was raised,
and a gathering crowd surged in pursuit.
A policeman rired three shots without
any apparent ett'ect, and he was at length
brought to a halt by running as it were in
a crowd of a thousand men that had col
lected about him, both before and behind,
in his flight. The friction of such a mass
was too much for him, and he saw the
living wall close around him. lie had
no jawbone of an ass or any modern
weapon to wield, or lie might have
waded through that thousand men and
been free. It took twelve muscular
white Americans to take him to the station-house,
as he kept up a skirmishing
fight all the way. lie was put in the
stocks and it was found a pistol ball had
passed through his thigh and a club had
indented his forehead over the eye. His
vitals, which were covered with a heavy
coating of upper leather, were unharmed.
The authorities arc thinking of putting
De Lisle to performing feats of strength
for their amusement, as the Philistines
did Samson of old. He is not of exag
gerated size, being a little over medium
size, but his mold is herculean and his
endurance is equal to that of steam en
gine of twenty horse-power. Baltimore
A Chicago Hotel.
The following is a translation of an
article in a Berlin paper, which will con
vey an idea of the German estimates of
the coming American hotel- "The latest
American progress in building will be the
' mammoth hotel,' soon to be erected in
Chicago. This enormous hotel is to have
a frontage of three English miles long,
and a depth of six miles; the height of
seventy-seven stories will measure 3,480
feet from the ground floor to the roof.
The hotel will have no stairs, but 500
oalloons will always be ready to take
visitors up to their rooms. No room
waiters are to be employed, but visitors
will be served by a newly-patented auto
matic, put tip in every bedroom, who will
do all shaving, shampooing, etc., to the
guests by a very simple and ingenious
mechanism. Supposing the guest re
quires hot water, the automatic will be
able to call down stairs: 4 A bucket of
water up to room number one million
three thousand one hundred and sevn,"
and the water will be up in seven seconds
by a patented elevator. Half an hour be
fore table Thote, instead of the ringing of
bells, a gun (24-pounder) will be fired on
each floor to call theguests to get ready
for their meals. The tables in the dining-rooms
w ill measure four miles each,
attendance to be performed by twelve
waiters on horseback on either side of
the table. Mu&ic during table iThote will
be played gratis by eight bands of
seventy "even men each. For the con
venience of visitors a railway will be
built on each floor as well as telegraph
offices. The price for one bedroom will
be from $1 to $10. The cost of this
building is estimated to be $60,000,000.
The billiard room will contain 900 Ameri
can, ninety-nine French, and one Eng
lish table, and.as most of the visitors are ex
pected to be Americans, the billiard-room
will be fitted out with a spittoon of 100
feet in circumference."
One who makes human nature his
study says that when a girl takes her
handkerchief and moistening it with her
lips wipes a black spot off a young man's
nose, a wedding between the parties is
Let me ro on !
I know the way behind me seemeth fair,
I know the sun shone brightlv, warmlv there.
And on before lieth a broad, dim meadow:
Aud what awaits me there is draped in shadow
And yet I would press on.
Not back, but on !
I know the past was lull of pleasant things;
The son" of birds, the rustle of their wings.
I know the future holds no sounds of singing.
No sounds of laughter or of glad tones ringing.
And yet I would go on.
Steadily on !
What though the past was a smooth, even road;
vi nai inougii tne present holds no neavy load.
And all the futuia wav is roii'-h and hilfv.
Whose snows are endless aud whose winds are
But yet I would keep on.
Aye, np, aud on!
1 hate this even, uneventful life:
Give me the scenes of labor and or strife.
My path is rugged, but it iceuding.
And I shall stand exalted alTTie ending.
And so I will press on.
AN ADVENTURE IX COLORADO.
I am a dweller in towns and a lover of
them. To me, meaningless are the rhap
sodies of those who delight in the majes
tic solitude of nature and the w ild, glori
ous freedom of the untrodden desert.
Central Park, and that portion of New
York lying within a mile of it, was al
ways wild enough and varied enough for
my taste; the Jersey City or Staten Island
ferries were marine enough for me. As
for the tales of adventure from the
frontier, I only shuddered at them, and
held the whole race of gold-miners, above-
all, in something like terror. Yet it was
fated that I should become a gold-digger,
by proxy atany rate, and a most success
ful one too, and this is how it came to
It is not so many years back since my
wife's brother died in Colorado. He had
always been a wild sort of fellow, fit only
for a life among miners, yet we liked him
much, lor he liau many goou qualities
He was injured by the falling of some
rocks; and the nearest doctor they had
one not more than sixty miles away said
that although he might linger a good
while, even months, perhaps, he must die
from the accident. So Dick got a com
rade, who was going eastward, to send
me a telegram as soon as he got where
telegraphs existed, detailing what had
happened and begging me to go to him
I need scarcely say how little this was to
my taste, but w e did not hesitate a mo
ment; we liked poor Dick, and I thought
it very probable that he was lying on a
bed of pain without a friend and without
a dollar. My wife was naturally even
more solicitous about him than myself.
The trip westward has been told too
often to need any description from me.
I journeyed through what seemed almost
interminable space, and at last reached
that gatheringof (then) mean habitations
called Denver. (I was there again last
year and found it slightly changed.) The
place where Dick lay was, I found, about
a hundred miles from Denver; and I
found also that the best, if not the only,
way to get there was on horseback; and
now the real horrors of my journey be
gan. I traveled by myself, or, if by
chance I had companions for a few miles,
these were so so rough, w ild, and un
couth that I was always heartily glad to
be rid of them ; and the same when the
monotony of the mountain track was
broken by descending teams, or parties
of horsemen; their presence frightened
me a great deal more than their absence.
yet I cannot recall a single instance of
even rudeness on their part ; but 1 was
I haa, 01 course, taken care to ascer
tain before starting on my lonely ride
that there was no fear of Indians, who
had all, it seemed, temporarily left the
district ; so one great cause of fear was
removed. Briefly, then, 1 reached In
auguration Town, so called because of
the day w hen the first tent was pitched
there, and found it a miserable place. A
dozen log huts, five of them being saloons,
and about forty tents formed tne "city,"
as it not unfrequently styled itself. In a
wretched room at the back of the largest
saloon I found poor Dick, in a sad state.
He was very glad to see me, but it was
plain he was not long for this world; he
knew this well enough, and talked of his
death as calmly as though he had been
speaking of some one else. On one point I
was quite surprised so far from need
ing help in money matters, he was really
a rich man, and handed me deposit notes
amounting to some thousands of dollars,
and made over to me the gold and valu
ables which were lying to his credit at
the "bank." Everything was done in a
most informal way; but a complete
answer to all my doubts and queries was
given by saying that such was " Miners'
Law;" and, anyhow, I had the proceeds
of the gold duly handed to me the day-
after Dick s death.
When the poor fellow was gone I had
nothing to detain me at Inauguration
Town, and so left it, as I had approached
it, on horseback. I could have had com
pany, as the landlord of the saloon told
me there was an " outfit " starting for
Denver on the next morning; and taking
it for granted that I should embrace the
opportunity, he introduced several of the
boys tomcat once; but such a wiia
desperate-looking set I never saw, and
would not have traveled with them for the
world. Verv greatly to my host's aston
ishment I called for my horse, and rode
oft at mid-da v, more nervous on the score
of my possible companions than of any
I had got on very well that day, and
slept at a house where I had stopped on
my upward journey. The citizen who
dwelt there seemed glad to sec me, after
tkc apathetic fashion of these Western
people, but seemed astonished, too, I
thought, and when I was going away he,
in his rude way, complimented me onmy
courage; he said I had more grit than any
dow n-easter he had ever seen. " In fact,
boss, there's many a "Western man would
be skeary at riding alone through this lo
cality now the Utes is back so thick, and
so n6ty as they are, too; but, he went
on, "you nave the real grit, 1 can see. 1
rode off, completely staggered by his
speech; ana l aoubt if any man in tne
world was ever so utterly cowed by a
compliment of his courage. I resolved to
ride very slowly, and allow the wild
outnt Ironi Inauguration to overtake
me; but one can't control one's fate. I
had not ridden half a dozen miles before
I saw w inding up a hill, to the brow of
which I had just climbed, at least a score
of Indians. They were, luckily, at least
a couple of miles from me, and so there
was every opportunity for me to avoid
I did not like the idea of riding di
rectly back, so I determined to take ad
vantage of a ravine which ran parallel to
the road I was pursuing, and which lat
ter was little better than a ravine itself,
especially as, from my elevated position,
I thought I could see where it issued
into the plain below. I hesitated no
longer, but turned into the ravine, and
was glad to find traces of a road and of
travelers there; so, judging one way was
used about as much as the other, I jogged
I saw no house at which to get my mid
day meal, but I did not mind that, as,
from the rate at which 1 had been de
scending, I reckoned I should soon
strike the plain. I dismounted by the
side of a little spring, and, w ith my flask
and some crackers and sardines, man
aged pretty well. I had just lighted my
cigar, and was lying under the shelter of
a solitary tree, when suddenly a mounted
figure came over a little stony ridge just
behind me. I started up and he started
back. A more suspicious-looking char
acter it would be difficult to imagine. He
was a tall man, wearing a felt or leathern
hat, squeezed into no shape at all; his
black hair had probably not been cut for
a twelvemonth; he was clad in buckskin
from neck to ankle ; a buffalo robe cov
ered his saddle, by the side of which
hung an eighteen-shot repeating rifle; on
each hip he carried a large revolver; and
a straight knife in a leathern sheath
hung in his belt. At the sight of me he
recoiled, as I have said, and half drew
one of his revolvers, but seeing that I was
alone and quite in his power he came
slowly on, keeping, how ever, his eye on
me all the while. I thought conciliation
best, so said: " Good morning.
" Good evening," he replied, as every
body out there would have replied, what
ever the time of day.
" Will you have a drop of brandy?" I
asked, bv a sudden impulse. He grimly
smiled assent, and drank, pronouncing it
"good;" then he said: " Where's your
I looked round, and, to my dismay, saw
that my steed had vanished "had va
moosed," the stranger said; then he con
tinued: "I thought I saw a boss in the
gully over there, and when I see you I
thought it might be yourn. Here, come
I scrambled over the rugged slope
after him, but the horse was nowhere in
sight. The stranger pointed to where he
had seen it, and then by signs totally un
intelligible to me we tracked it lor some
half a mile until wc found it in a perfect
maze of rocks and gullies. J thanked
him very heartily and made an otter of
reward; but with the same apathy which
had marked Ins conversation all through
he declined it, and bidding me "good
night rode slowly oil, first having con
ducted me back to the track.
I followed the road for a long time, un
til I began to grow uneasy at the time
which elapsed before I struck the plain.
I could no longer see the base of the
hills, and although I believed 1 knew the
exact direction I ought to follow I at
last began to conceive the possibility of
my having lost my way. To get back to
my original road before nightfall was
impracticable, and I pushed desperately
on until nothing but the highest peaks of
the tremendous mountains behind me
were tinged by the setting sun. In a
very short time this died away, and the
valleys and ravines below became more
dense and gloomy every minute.
All this time I saw- no living thing, save
that tw ice a mountain wolf crossed my
path a few score yards ahead of me. To
make matters worse I found that my
horse was nearly exhausted, and could
only limp painfully along the rough
track. 1 was growing more out of
heart with my situation than I ever was
in my life, when, on turning an angle, I
found that I had come uKn a large tract
of level ground, and that not a hundred
yards ahead stood a shanty, from which
a light feebly gleamed. My jaded horse
pricked up his ears and stumbled briskly
along, and in another minute I was
knocking at the rude door. It was
thrown open by a gaunt-looking fellow
in an old blue army cloak, and w ho held
although he partially concealed it, a
pistol in his right hand. The interior, as
I could see, was of the most uninviting
character scarcely an article of furni
ture, and lighted by a lamp which, void
of glass, flared on the w indow-ledge.
1 told my case, and sullenly bidding
me turn my horse into the corral by the
side of the house, and then enter, he
moved away. "When 1 had secured my
steed in the inclosurc, and the door of
the shanty swung to behind me, I was
almost sorry I had not chosen to 6leep
w ith the wolves in the mountain gullies.
My host was silent and sullen, showing
verv ulainlv his intention not to talk:
presently, however, he said: "Guess
you 11 want supper. l nere s water in
that pail ; there's whisky in that bottle ;
there's beef in that locker. You can't
have nothing else."
I said, which was partly true, that I
was too tired to eat. I certainly could
not have eaten or drank in his dirty
hovel, or of such uninviting food, espe
cially with so forbidding a ruffian for my
" ihen you 11 want to go to sleep, he
said, roughly, and kicked a bundle apart
disclosing a couple of 'buffalo robes, with
two rude pillows. " Ihere you are. uo
to bed then."
It was of no use betraytng any fear.
and he was evidently giving up his bed
to me, so I lay down and in a short time
was dozing, when I was aroused by hear
ing the tread of a horse, and then the
door opened. I half rose from my bed,
and to my surprise saw- enter the man
whom I had met at mid-day on the moun
tain. He recognized me, too, but said
" Well, how is it, Joe?" said the other
man, with a very serious, if not anxious,
" Bad," said my friend, or " Joe" " very
bad. It's all correct."
"And are they are the boys '
began the other.
" its, said Joe, hlling up the pause;
they mean coming. They may come
to-morrow perhaps to night. We shall
have to vamoose."
Tbev conversed in undertones as thev
sat on their rude stools by the low wood
fire chewing or smoking, and occasion
ally drinking from a whisky bottle; their
discourse seemed very grave and dis
quieting, and from a word or two I
caught, and from their glances, I fancied
they were often relcrnng tome. At last,
in spite of myself, I fell asleep, and tired
as 1 was might have slumbered till
morning, but a tremendous crash awoke
me, and rising I saw- that the door had
been burst open, and that the shanty was
fillina with strangers, all armed, while
Joe and his comrade had drawn suddenly
to my side of the room. On the instant
half a dozen men surrounded them and
took their firearms.
"Hallo!" exclaimed one of the new
comers, as he caught sight of me, " who
is this? Are there three in the gang?
All eves being upon me, although I did
not quite understand the situation, I ex
plained briefly who I was; and the ac
count seemed satisfactory.
".Now, Joe JJlakey, ana you, 11111
Marll, I reckon you know why we have
come?" said the man who seemed spokesman.
" Guess wc do, said Joe, in his usual
" lou cxpectea a visit, continuea tne
man. " vv e have neara an your Dragging
agin the Vigilantes"
" .Never said so, mterruptea Joe.
I was amazed at these words. Here
was I in the presence of the promptest,
most terrible tribunal of modern times,
and I divined only too clearly their er
rand. The Vigilantes, or Vigilance Com
mittee, as may be known, is a self-consti
tuted body, which, in the remote pas
of the United States, springs into spon
taneous existence to remedy in a rough
fashion the monstrous defects of the
prevalently imperfect courts of justice.
Acting without and, in fact, in defiance
of law, these committees, though doing
things roughly, help materially to make
life endurable for well-disposed citizens.
W ithout the sense of justice w hich these
vigilant and self-constituted bodies exer-
cise, the great western w naernesses.
with their sparsely-settled population
and feeble judicial administration, would
not be tolerable.
I soon understood the purport of the
visit as addressed to my host. " 1 ou ve
been a terror to this here neignDornooa,
continued the spokesman; "you've stole
horses and cattle for more than two
years past, and tried to put it all on the
Indians. You have murdered men; and
this here traveler would never have seen
daylight again if we hadn't come in.
You got the Jew- from Santa I-'o into
your shanty and robbed and killed him "
"No, Captain!" burst out Joe; "1 bar
that. I don't deny the horses nor the
cattle; and I may liev killed a man
or two; so may hev Phil; but I never
touched the Jew, nor killed a man in my
own shanty; and this here traveler
should have gone his way a safe man."
Then, turning to inc. he said: " You don't
believe I meant killing of you, stran
ger?" " I do not!" I said very emphatically,
for I meant it."
" Well, there's enough agin you with
out that," said the spokesman, "though
we know you ain't so bad its Phil.
You've been warned to go, time after
"Not rcg'lar warned, Captain," argued
Joe;. "and now we are ngoin."
"No, you ain't, you bet," said the Cap
tain, with a meaning smile, which run rc
sponsivclv through his band; " no, you
ain't. kour time has come; but you
shall have a fair trial from the Vigilantes
here assembled, and what their judg
ment is you must abide by."
In an instant a sort of formality was
given to the assembly, the Captain and
another being the center of a semicircle,
while opposite to them were the two
prisoners, guarded by four men. I sup
pose there must have been seventeen oj
eighteen of the Vigilantes altogether.
With a rapidity that almost stunned me
the trial began and concluded. The
prisoners offered no particular defense;
they seemed conscious of its inutility,
and the ''evidence" against them was
chiefly accusation but it sutliccd. When
the Captain asked the verdict, there was
a unanimous reply of " Guilty ;" and he
addressed the culprits thus: "Say, Joe
Blakey and Phil Marll, you hev heard the
evidence in this honorable Committee of
Vigilantes, and the verdict of guilty. We
therefore intend to string you up, and we
mean to clear the country of all the
thieves, right away. You have ten minutes
allowed you to leave any message you
The apathy of the two men was ex
traordinary. Phil only scowled savagely
at the speaker; while Joe absolutely
turned to his neatest guard and asked
him for a " chew ;" and t he guard, pulling
a cake of tobacco from his breast, handed
it to Joe, who broke a piece oil, and began
masticating it with apparent relish. Just
then I caught his eye, and 1 thought it
was fixed on me with such a hopeless yet
appalling look that I could hesitate "no
longer. With an energy that surprised
myself I broke out into an appeal for
the lives of the condemned, explained
how I had been received by them, and
given the best they had, and how Joe had
helped me to find my horse in the day.
" 1 will be security." I concluded, "that
they leave the neighborhood. I bear
letters from good houses in New York to
several persons in this vicinity, some of
whom may be known to you, anil which
w ill prove I can bear out my oiler." I
drew my letters from my pocket and read
the addresses: "Capt. Hiram Danks,
Maj. Julius Blumpcr, Sherifl' Gollopy,
Col. Vanwoort, Capt. Hiinpus "
"That's me," said a rough looking man.
" Give it here."
He wasn't much after my idea of 11
captain; but, as it could do no harm, I
gave him the letter. He read it, and
handed it to the Captain, a leader of the
band, w ho read it also.
"Yes; that's all squar enough," said
the latter; "but the Vigilantes out here
don't vally New Yorkers, and don't work
according to New York laws."
"Nor they don't want 110 New York
money," said a voice from the rear.
An assenting murmur indorsed this
sentiment, and I felt things were looking
very black for 1113- hosts. They were
evidently of the same opinion, for Joe
smiled sadly and said: " It ain't of no
use, Squire; we're just as much obliged,
though. I wouldn't say no more, or
you'll maybe get into trouble yourself.
If things is ready, I'm ready," he con
tinued, turning to the leader.
"Well, we shan't keep you wait ing long,
Joe Blakey," responded" the latter;"!
hear the young men a-coming back; they
have been choosing a tree."
With horror 1 exclaimed: "I never
dreamt of such cold-blooded work as
this! Look here. Captain ; the only rea
son I don't offer money is, because I be
lieve I should do more harm than good
by it; but if you hang these men you
will send me awav with the feeling that
I have their blood on my head, for they
expected your visit, and I believe that, but
for my presence, they would have made
their escape to-night. If you won't listen
to anything else, you might think of that."
I was pleased to see that 1113' words
made some impression, for instead of an
swering me in his calm, cruel style the
Captain turned to his gang and a low but
earnest discussion took place. At last he
turned round and, in a very stern voice,
quite different from that in which he had
previously spoken, said: "Here me,
stranger! The Vigilantes are quite sorry
for your position, and respect your feel
in's; but this is their decision, and I worn
you that if you question if by a single
word you will ruin the man you most
seek to help: Joe HI a key, you are con
sidered by this honorable court the best
of the two, but you are very bad for all
that, lour life is spared on condition
that you hev cleared out from lu re in six
hours, and are not found within a hun
dred miles of here ever after. Of course
we give you time to go the journey. Phil
Marll, we know yer a murderer and a
treacherous one you die! These is the
sentence. Boys! string up Phil Marll.
If you want to see justice done in these
Western parts, stranger, come out with
us; if not. good -by."
I turned deathly sick as the procession
left the shanty, Joe and I being its only
occupants. One man, however, turned
back and said: " O Squire: you must ex
cuse my neglect : but I am Capt. Him
pus. and I live at Three Creek Farm,
over yonder. My wife and the young
ladies will oe giaa to see you; ami 11 you
will stop a month with us we shall be all
the more pleased. I will introduce vou
to all our best citizens, and 111 answer
they will be happy to have you among
I stammered out a few words, and he
hurried oil' to be present at the catastro
phe. We saw no more of them; but,
after a few moments of almost agonizing
silence, w e heard a band of horsemen ride
past the cabin, and could even hear their
voices in lausrhter. I looked almost tim
idly at Joe, who heaved a heavy sigh.
and, breaking silence for the first time
since his reprieve, said : "They've done
with Phil; tliere was worse nu n in the
room than him when the Vigilantes were
here; though I don't deny. Squire, that
we hev been hard wretches. He paused,
as if taking a mental retrospect of the
wretched portion of his life, then, very
suddenly changing his tone, said: "Now,
'Squire,! must go, and that right away.
I know where they've hung Phil; I shall
cut him down and leave some money
with old Padre Francisco to have him
buried, and all that; but before I go I
have something important to say to
"JJO vou require 1 oegan puiunz
my hand into my breast-pocket, for I
thought he wished to borrow- money;
but he waved his hand and said : "No;
quite different. I have plenty of stamps,
and if I hadn't got to clear out now
should soon be the richest man in these
diggings. You saved my life, stranger.
and hevn t made no fuss about it ; ana 1
feel it. You came down from the nioun- !
tains by this long gulch at the back, I
suppose?" I assented. "Thought so,"
he continued. "Well, stranger, about !
half a mile up that gulch a smaller guh h
turns oil" you'll know it because it's the
first on the left you come to that guh h
contains the riclie! h ad of gold in Col
orado, and it's a fort in' for a man in a
single season. I can't touch it now, but
1 hev got the claim, and 1 hereby gie
you over that claim. Work it, and xou're
"a millionaire." I strove to thank him
mid to oiler him the proceeds, or half,
but he silenced me, and said lie didn't
want to hear any more f the place.
"You stop in here, 'Squire," he said,
" while 1 iro and do what I've got lo do
So he went, and I sat ulnc in the
shanty until dawn, when he returned,
looking as cold and impas-i vo us cut,
He mounted his horse the Vigilantes
had left one for him and my inii, out of
several and rode away, and I next r saw
or heard of him again unless Joe liaker,
from Colorado, who was shot at a saloon
ill Nevada, was my friend, as some of
my mining acquaintances declared to be
I had mining iiequaintiifii i s. and I fol
lowed the counsel ghen mo, mid worked
the gulch, w hich. by the by, I proposed
to call Annabella" Laurent ina Gulch,
after my eldest daughter; but which Un
people about, and even the County Sur
veyor, would call I'gly Barney Guh h.
iiy, or who liarnov was, I Imd not the
least idea. But , as I Makey 11 i 11 etl, il w as
the " richest lead" in Colorado; 1 took
many thousand dollars from it that sum
mcr. and then sold it to a company for
many thousand dollars more. It is ex
hausted now, but its original pureha-crs
were enriched. No amount of gold,
however, would tempt ine to reside in a
country where Vigilantes, with tin ir
lynch law, are a permanent institution,
and where I used at twiliirht to fancy I
saw the phantom of the ill favored Phil
Marll lurking among I lie shadows and
holes at the foot of the ravines.
M ISCELLAM'Ors I T E M S.
Tiik worst of maniacs tuoney ma
niacs. To keep food on a weak stomach bolt
Why is the letter Y like a young lady?
Because it makes pa pax .
Why is life the greatest conundrum?
Because all must give it up.
S.w 1.0ns are not v ery observing tin 11,
although they are continually going to
The difference between I. D.'s and
M. D.'s The former preach and tin" la I ler
We give t he women nothing to think
about but dress, and abuse them for
thinking of that.
A M a 1 pen lady says that if single life
is bad it stands to reason that double
life is twice as bad.
"Twenty six Years' Disgrace" is what,
the Philadelphia ('11 It-m styles the lltl
finished Washington monument at the
Ovehskikts appear to hao finally re
solved themselves into simple apron
fronts, all the puffing and looping being
concent rated at the hack.
"Why should a man pay it thousand
dollars to go round the world when by
just standing still the globe itself will
take him the same distance for nolli'ng?
A "mixed thain" The train of an
elegant dress on promenade dragging
along a hatful of shavings, strips of
paper, cigar stumps, and tobacco quids.
LiidlT ni.l E woolen l ost nines are all
1 hi" rage. '1 hey are usually tliinlned
with u lighter or darker shade of the
same material, or with a light cm
broidery. A Soi Til 1 :hn paper considers that the
discovery of the lad that the Russian
river steamers run races draws that na
tion much nearer to the grent American
What is even poverty itself that a
man should murmur under it? It is but
as the pain of piercing a maiden's car,
and you ln.ng precious jewels in Un
wound. lliiiili ' r.
An orator, warming with his subject,
exclaimed: "There is not a man, wom
an or chihl in this bouse who has 111
rived at the age of fifty years but has
fell tin- truth thundering through their
minds for cent urics."
A onti, in Clinton, Conn., 1 vvclve years
old, has just fallen a victim lo love. Be
cause he backed out, she undertook to
carve herself to death. A couple of
days' fasting and a w hipping chatigi d
her mind and her feelings.
So COMI'I.KTK is the ba-e ball furor
that even the Connecticut l'ier shad are
taking a turn at the national game. We
see that at Holyoke, yesterday, three
shad that were in the river were caught,
out on flies. Tina.
PitiPE takes an early start in San Fran
cisco. When a lad breaks loose from
his mother's apron-strings and secures a
position at three dollars per week, the
first thing he does after that is to hire a
Chinaman to run errands for him.
One lJosenback has recently gained a
verdict of "soO against the owners of I In;
Hudson Hivcr t-lcaincr Drew for tin- los
of his valise, which he left locked up in
his stateroom. The company defended
the suit on the ground that the. placing
of the valise iu the stateroom was in io
lation of the printed rub s of the boat,
which required that baggage should be
checked and left in the baggage room.
But the court held that the ail icb s in
the valise were necessary for use in the
stateroom; also t hat the print ing of rules
did not constitute a valid couirsut.
Hence the verdict. It will be grat if) ing
to travelers to know that they are no
longer required to place their baggage
where they cannot have access to it in
order to secure protection from thieves.
Safety ok An.estheth s. If the force
of statistics be of any value, tether ap
pears, beyond question, to 'be tejic' safest
anasthetic. By combining American
and British data relating V'tolQs question
the result shows conclusive iy thai chloro
form is eight times as dan'TTi'U- as 1 In r,
twice as dangerous as a niixiori: of chbo-.
ofonn and ether, and. 11s "Sir as experi
ence goes, it is more dang-Mous than bi
chloride of methylene, ilie report of
the London chloroform committee, up.
pointed to investigate this subject, -laics
that not only is e ther less dangerous th.ui
chloroform, "but that with every care,
and tin; most exact dilution of the
chloroform vapor by the nio-t skilU'ul
hands, the state of in-en-ibilit y may
pass in a few moments into one of immi
A Pi:.f-iKAi, PitAYKi:. A needy and
suffering person made known his wants
the other day to one of our citizens, w ho
nvitcd him" into his house. Arriving
there the citizen requested the poor in. 11
to be sealed and he would rctiie to his
closet and pray for him. The poor man
looked in surprise and probably with
some doubts as to the rc-ult, while ihe
citizen, strange man. disappeared to his
devotions. In a few minutes he returned,
bearing in his arnn some loaves of
breada codfish and several other sub
stantial articles of nouri-hmcnt, all of
which he laid in the lap of the poor man,
saying: "Here. . the Lord has an
swered mv praver and s( ut you the.-e
things; carry them home." The secor.d
surprise of the poor man was greatest,
and as he took the good things he told
his benefactor, with expressions of grati
tude, that he didn't know when he could
pay him. The other rtpl'.edthat there
wa"- nothing to pay, the things were sent
to him anil were his; take them and enjoy
them. Wtltter Times.
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