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PLATTSMOUTH,- -NEBE ASKA.
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EPITOME OF THE WEEK.
Condensed from Telegrams of Accompanying Dates.
TOST OFFICE BUILDING.
-1? PLATTSMOUTH, 'EB.
Monday, July C On the 3d Count de
Chainbord issued a manifesto to the French
people eh-niuiiiling a truec to the divisions
whiih dirtract that nation. - His address con
cludes us follow: "I am now, as before,
ready. Is it not time to restore
prosperity and grandeur to Frunee with the
venerable royalty? The French and Knglir-h
press consider that his manifesto render it
impossible tliut he should ever be King ef
France. On the ."tli the political situation
was considered serious. An attempt was
making to force the resi tuition of the Minis
try.... In consequence of the withdrawal of
the troops to reinforce the army of the
North, the Carlists have reoccupicd the forts
in the environs of Bilbou.. ..One ef the col
ored members of the legislature of the Dis
trict of Columbia has been arrested for forgery
....Hon. Marshall Jewell, United States
Minister to St. Petersburg, has accepted the
appointment of Post master-t Jcncral ... .The
Coroner's Jury on the Mill River disaster has
rendered a verdict censuring the Legislature,
tho mill-owners, the engineers, the contractors
and the County ConJ uisssoncrs Allegheny
City, Ph., was seriously cri)pled by tire on the
4th. One hundred houses were burned,
involving a loss of i"i0,iM) Pontine, 111.,
was visited by a destructive conflagration on
4th, which burned up a large jiortion of the
business part of the town. Losa $175,0(10....
The United States Circuit Court in session at
Madison, Wis., has decided the Pot
ter Railway law to be valid and
denied the application of bondholders
of the Chicago ii Northwestern Railway for an
injunction restraining its enforcement.. ..The
bridge aeross the Mississippi at St. Louis was
opened to public tral'ie on the 4th.... A half-
dozen 1mvs celebrated the Fourth in Chicago
by filling a bottle with powder and setting tire
to it. The result was the killing of Gilbert
McKcon and the serious and probably fatal
wounding of Willie and Werner Schafer. The
day was very generally celebrated all over the
Tuesday, July 7. All the operatives in
the Belfast (Ireland) linen mills have struck
for higher wages.... The Carlists were defeat
ed on the 4th in an attack upon a post at
Teruel, sustaining considerable loss i" killed,
wounded and prisoners .The Postotlice De
partment furnished Postmasters, during 187:5,
bo.J,7;ES,4'20 adhesive stamps, worth over
24,(KK,I)()0 On the 5th a party or Sioux
Indians attacked the settlement of St.
Joseph, in Pembina, killing four persons
and carrying into captivity a number
of children Custer's expedition to
the Black Hills started on the morning of the
4th V spark from a rocket fell in
to a pile of fireworks in Washington
Square, New York city, on the evening of the
(th, causing a premature explosion. A terri
ble panic among the spectators ensued, and a
large number of persons were more or less
injured ... .A train ran off the bridge aeross
Stony Creek, Conn., on the morning of the
titli. The entire train with the exception of
the engine was precipitated to the boMflm.
Superintendent Wilcox was killed and over
100 passengers injured, some of them very
seriously ... .The Chicago it Northwestern
Railroad Company lias determined, under
protest, to comply with the provisions of the
Iowa Railway law.
Wednesday, July 8. On the 7th the
French Assembly passed the Municipal Elect
oral bill. The Moderate and Extreme Left
and P20 Legitimist Deputies have formed a
coalition to unseat the Ministry Alex. II.
Stephens, of Georgia, has announced his de
termination not to be a candidate for re-election
to Congress, in consequence of fail
ing health.... According to Washington
dispatches of the 7th 0,OuO,0H) of the
5 per cent, reserves required to be de
posited in the Treasury by national banks un
der the new Currency bill had been received.
Applications for new bank charters reached
:.,0O0,0OO, and $-2,000,1X11) of circulation bad
been surrendered The Lincoln (Neb.) Land
Ollice has been removed to Bloomington,
in the same State.... The new Commissioners
of the District of Columbia have agreed uiwm
a general system of retrenchment Bishop
Whelan, Catholic Bishop of the Diocese, of
Wheeling, West Va., died in Baltimore on the j
7th. ...An order was issued by the Illinois
Railroad and Warehouse. Commissioners on
the 7th, reducing the rate of grain inspection
25 per cent, and directing the insertion of the
word " new" in all certilicates of inspection
of a newly-harvested crop of wheat, rye and
barley until the 1st of September; of oats until
the 1st of August, and of corn until the 20th
of April of each year A serums outbreak has
occurred among the Indians in the Indian
Territory. The Cheyennes, Comanches and
Kiowas to the number of 2,000 have
gone upon the war-path, and are
clearing the country in the vicinity of the Ca
nadian River of ranches and white men. A
large number of depredations, attended by
unusual barbarities, are reported. An urgent
demand is made for troops, and this demand
has leen indorsed by the War Department.
Thursday, July 9. England has de
manded $8, 000,0im from Spain as indemnity
for the massacre of British subjects captured
on the Virginius A crisis occurred in the
Freuch Government on the Sth in consequence
of a legislative defeat upon a resolution to
uphold the septennial powers conferred ujion
President MacMahon. The Ministers ten
dered their resignations, but the Pres
ident .refused to receive them.... A
bill has been filed in the Wisconsin Supreme
Court, and a petition for an injunction against
the Chicago iV: Northwestern and the Chicago,
Milwaukee fe St. Paul Railroads" directing
obedience to the Potter law as far as it had
been declared valid by the United States Cir
cuit Court.... Information was received at
Cheyenne on the Sth that a battle had been
fought a few days before with the Northern
Sioux, about seventy-five miles from Fort
Brown, which resulted in the killing and
wounding of fifty Indians and the capture of
100 horses. Three soldiers were killed and
three wounded The Gohkn Aye of the 9th
contained an editorial tauuting Plymouth
Church upon the studied silence maintained
in regard to the Tilton-Beceher scandal
Ex-Gov. Shepherd on the Sth appeared before
the Grand Jury of the District of Columbia
to secure the indictment of Mr. Dana, of the
New York Hum, for libel, and his arrest under
the provisions of the Poland law The
Board of Aldermen of New York on the bth
adopted resolutions requesting Gov. Dix to
remove Mayor Havenneyer, of that city, from
office The Democratic Congressional Con
vention of the Fourteenth Ohio Congressional
District, on the Sth,after250 ballots, nominated
John Cowan of Ashland, for Congress.. ..The
great tingle-scull race between Brown of Hali
fax and Seharff of ritti?burgli. Pa., was rowed
at Springfield, Mass., on the Sth. The Cana
dian won the race.
Friday, July 10. In the French Assem.
bly a message from President MacMahon was
read on the IHh, informing that body that he
was still President, and that he proposed to
control atrairs until the expiration of his sev-en-years'
term. A motion to dissolve the As
sembly was referred to a committee On
the 5th of June the iron clipper-ship British
Admiral went ashore " on King's Island,"
near Australia, and of the eighty-eight
persons on board all but nine were drowned
Treasury gold sold in New Y'ork on the
9th at 109.81(3109.8. . .An attempt was made
on the 9th to briTe Chief-Justice Ryan, of
Wisconsin, by sending him a letter with $100
inclosed An earthquake shock was RU in
Cairo, III., on the 9th. Noserious damage was
caused A mail and express car was burned
011 The Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railway
on the afternoon of the 9th. The mail, which
was an unusually heavy otie, was entirely con
sumed Gov. Davis, of Minnesota, on the
tth appealed to the Government for aid for
the starving people of Southwestern -Minnesota,
whose crops for the last two years had
been destroyed by grasshoppers.
Saturday, July 11. The French Min
ister of the Interior met with the Committee
of Thirty on the 10th, and gave in the adhe
sion of the Government to the bill prepared
by them. He suggested certain additions to
le made the subject of debate by the Assembly.
It was said on the 10th that the Legitimists,
irritated at the President's recent mes
sage, would oppose the septennat A
London dispatch or the 10th announces
the death of an aeronautic professor
who proposed to fly from a balloon to the
earth in a newly-contrived flying-machine.
The contrivance would not work, and the
professor was killed. .. .The Carlist Gen. Dor
regary has issued a manifesto justifying the
recent shooting of Republican prisoners
Miss Shortwcll, who recently complained that
she lost $50,000 in railway bonds at Chicago,
has been indicted in New York for perjury and
larceny A daughter or George Fulton, of
Huntington, Ind., was burned to death on
the evening of the 10th, in consequence of
attempting to kindle a lire with kerosene....
A pleasure yacht was capsized off; Atlantic
City, N. J., on the afternoon of the 10th, and
six persons drowned.... A crisis has occurred
in Manitoba, the Ministry having beeu
defeated upon a direct vote of want of
confidence.... According to a dispatch from
West Hampton, L. I., Gov. Dix had decided to
remove Mayor Havcmeyer, of New York,
from his office A Brooklyn dispatch or the
10th says that Mr. Beecher had demanded an
investigation into the charges prererred by
Mr. Tilton and that it had been pending be
fore a committee of Plymouth Church since
the 29th ult A flash of lightning set fire to
an oil tank on the oil docks of the Erie Rail
road at Hoboken, N. J., on the evening of
the 10th. Up to two a. m. of the morning of the
11th the flames were unsubdued and property
valued at $100,000 had been destroyed.
JCLT 11, 1874.
Cotton. Middling upland, 1714S-l"?ie.
Live Stock. Beef Cattle $11.5012.50. Hogs
Dressed, $7.87'i48.00. Sheep Live, $4.25
BREAlsTurrs. Flour Good to choice, $6.15
&.6.rij; white wheat extra, $fi.555? 6.75. Wheat
No. 2 Chicago, $1.29(3.1.31; Iowa epring, $1.30
ii:Ai; No. 2 Milwaukee spring. $1.&&1.36. Kye
Western and State, $1.0til.0H. Barley....
Corn Mixed Western afloat, 73&76'iC. Oats
New Western, 60fi61lic.
Provisions. Pork New Mess, $18.75(319.00.
Wool. Common to extra, 4ry3fl8c.
Live Stock. Beeves Choice, $5.75(3 6.00; good,
$.V4Oj5.00; medium, $4.75&5.35; butchers'
stock, gl.75-t.50; stock cattle, $3.05644.50.
Hogs Live, $5.75S6.10. Sheep Good to choice,
Pkovisions. Butter Choice, 23g.25c. Eggs
Fresh, 12'4ai3'ic. Pork New Mess, $18.s
18.90. Lard $n.311.25.
Breadstckfs. Flour White Winter Extra,
$5.7"xa7.75; spring extra, $5.0OSi5.50. Wheat
Spring, No. 2, $1.141.14U. Corn No. 2, 60
f0c. Oats No. 2, 46464c. Kye o. 2,
8:874e. Barley No. 2,
Wool. Tub-washed, 45fci.52c. ; fleece, washed.
4r,4 lc.; fleece, unwashed, WWZic. ; pulled
Lumber- First clear, $50.00355.00; second
clear, $ 17.OOft49.0O ; Common Boards, SILUtKij
12.00; Fencing, $11.00312.00; "A" Shingles,
$3.2.V&3.50; Lath, $2.25(32.374.
BREABSTurrs. Flour $5.50-".75.
$1.16. Corn 63Cc. Kye 95c.
Provisions. Pork $19.50(2,19.75.
&T. LUt IS.
Live Stock. Beeves Fair to choice, $4.50
6.00. Hogs Live, $I.OO6.00.
BREADsTtrrrs. Flour, XX Fall, $3.0005.50.
Wheat No. 2 Red Fall, $126.96.36.199. Corn No. 2,
6045?61c. Oats No. 2, 54435c. Kye No. s,
70vT( 72c. Barley
Provisions. Pork Mess, $19.7530.00. Lard
BREADSTurFs.-FIour Spring XX, $5.705.90.
Wheat Spring, No. 1, $1.191.19! i ; No. 2, $1.17
1.174. Corn No. 2, 5a59?ic. Oats No. 2, 45
45?ic. Kye, No. 1, 8889c. Barley No. 2,
Breadstuffs. Wheat Extra, $1.471.48.
Corn (RX3457C. Oats 503524c.
Breadstuffs. Wheat Amber Mich., $1.22
1.224; No. 2 Red, $1.191.20.
6:S64c. Oats 53.534 c.
Breadstuffs. Wheat No. 1
1.25; No. 2 Red, $1.16117.
Live Stock. Beeves $5.006.25. nogs
Live, $5.756.50. Sheep Live, $4.003.00.
Live Stock. Beeves Best, $6.006.50;
medium, $5.755.90. Hogs Yorkers, $5.80
6.10; Philadelphia. $6.4O6.70. Sheep Best,
$5.005.50; ood, $4.504.95.
How They Kill Cattle in Texas.
The ordinary plan of drawing the steer
down to the block and striking him on
the head with an ax is too slow for the
wholesale butchery carried on here.
About one dozen head are driven into a
small pen, just sufficiently large to hold
that many closely packed, and & gate
forced to behind them. This pen has an
open slat platform across the top of it
upon which two men are stationed with
poles and sharp-pointed knives fixed on
the end of them. With a rapidity ac
quired by long practice they plunge
their spears into the necks of the
affrighted and struggling animals,
cutting the jugular vein, and each
successively falls as if struck with
an ax. The blood spirts out in
in streams as if from a dozen fountains,
and in less than a minute the whole penf ul
are down, quivering in the throes of death
and covered with blood. The door of the
pen leading into the rendering room is then
thrown open, the animals drawn out suc
cessively, and a knife rapidly slits the
skin around the neck and down the stom
ach. A rope is attached to the upper part
of the hide by a clamp, to the other end
of which is a mule which leisurely walks
off down the yard carrying the skin of
the animal with him, and leaving the car
cass still-quivering with animal life. A
tackle hoists the body up to a level with
one of the immense caldrons, and in less
time than we have taken to describe the
process it is in the seething and boiling
mass. There are four or five of these
caldrons, each large enough to hold a
dozen beeves, and they are kept constant
ly going during the killing season. The
tallow is drawn off into large hogsheads
and the remains of these great soup-kettles
are carried out on what is called the
" hash-pile,' consisting of bones, horns
and the animal matter from which the
fatty substance has been extracted. BnL
" I would marry you, Jacob," said a
lady to an importunate lover, were it
not for three reasons." Oh, tell me,"
said he imploringly, what they are, that I
may remove them?" " The first is," said
she, " I don't love you ; the second is, I
don't want to love you; and the third is,
I couldn't love you if I wanted to."
2IIE LITTLE GOOSE-GIUL.
Five giese a landscape damp and wild,
A Hlunu-d. not oo pretty child,
llencnlh a battered gingham;
Such things, to say th- least, require
A more than nverige Muse of Fire
To adequately slug 'em.
But yet Why should they? Souls of mark
Havr pprung'rrom snch; e'en Juan of Arc
Jladvcarce more graceful duty;
Not alwavs (His a maxim trite)
From righteous things proceeds the right
From beautiful the beauty.
Who shall decide wh-re seed is sown?
For niiL'ht we know the germ was blown
In this unw holesome inarish ;
And what must grow will still increase
Though cackled round by half the geese
And ganders in the parish.
The still, still years the term will keep.
Although the issue seem to sleep
As sound as Hurbnriwua :
Long siuce. m.iv he. Uo scheme wna laid
By which this little maid was mado
A Maid of Saragossa.
May be thi small, plain face may hide
The mannish intellectual pride
Of some prospective Necker;
Perchance this undience auswerin'!
Mav hisn (O trembling muse of mine!)
May hiss a Lydia Becker!
Or say the gingham shadows o'er
An undeveloped Hannah More
A later Mrs. Trimmer;
Who shall affirm it, who deny?
Sioce of the truth nor you nor I
Discern the faiutest glimmer? -
So then caps ofT, my Masters all;
Reserve your final word recall
Your a'll-too-buHty stricture;
Caps off, I say. for Wisdom sees
In this unhopeful picture.
"That's me, sir."
" Let me see your arm."
"It's all right, sir."
"All right, is it? In my humble opin
ion, it's about as wrong as wrong can
411 looked down at the bruised flesh
and broken bones he had affirmed to be
"all right" with a half-contemptuous
emile, and then, resigning himself to the
inevitable, laid quietly watching the
white hands of the j'oung doctor as he
prepared splints, bandages, etc., and
commenced the work of sett ing the bone,
now rendered doubly difficult by the
swelling of the bruised flesh."
The light of the setting sun stole into
the room, illuminating with a sudden
glory the bare walls and comfortless sur
rounuings, and throwing into strong re
lief the two figures which gave life to the
picture. The doctor s frank, good-
humored face, slight, easy ngure, ana
air of careless good-breeding could not
have been out of place under any cir
cumstances; but the other seemed
strangely in unison with and yet in con
tradiction to his surroundings. His mus
cular frame might have served as a
model for strength and beauty a Her
cules in a prison dress! His hands,
roughened and hardened by toil, had
been as slender ana well-sliapeu as tne
doctor's own. His face, bronzed by ex
posure to all weathers, was still high
bred and refined aquiline features;
clear, brave eyes; and, above all, the
close-cropped hair of a convict. He had
that air of reserve totally distinct from
rudeness which only well-bred people
possess, and which impresses even the
most vulgar and obtuse.
Though the sensitive mouth betraj'ed
his delicate, nervous organization, noth
ing could be more stoical than the com
posure with which he bore the torture he
" hy on earth, man, don t you say
something, or cry out?" exclaimed the
doctor, half impatiently.
.Noticing the gathering whiteness round
his patient's lips the doctor hastily
poured something in a glass, and, bid
ding him drink it, went quickly on with
his work. Altera few minutes silence
he looked up suddenly.
44 What's that?" pointing to a small
blue figure on the brawny wrist.
"That? Oh! my crest. 1 did it when
I was a boy," said the man, indifferently.
" 1 our crest?
"Did I say that?" and a flush crept
over his face. " I must have been dream
ing; people do dream, sometimes, don't
The doctor did not answer, but looked
keenly at him as he turned away his
head with a short, enibarrassea laugh.
" hat is your name?"
"I don't mean that; I mean your
nttme" persist el the aoctor.
Dr. Harris laughed. "Jim Brown!
Why don't you say Bill Scroggins? One
name would suit about as well as the
411 frowned slightly. "'Why should I
tell you my name?"
"1m sure 1 don t know," was the an
swer; "unless because 1 want you to.
That crest on your arm is very like my
own. I thought perhaps we were re
"And if we were? You wouldn't own
"Why not? I'm not a bad fellow in
my way. neither do 1 think you are.
W hy shouldn't 1 own you?"
Ihe man raised himself on his arm ana
looked searching! y in the doctor's face.
"A outlet? he said, slowly.
"Well," said the doctor, dryly, "I
don't see much society except convicts,
at present, and I can't say but what I
like them as well as I do those
who think themselves a good deal better.
ve found out it isn't always the worst
that are caught, by any means. I'm a
' radical,' you must know," he added,
quaintly, " and very much disapproved
of by the family."
411 looked out into the gathering aarK-
ness for some minutes, and then said,
v ell, sir, if you care to hear a con
vict's story, sit down awhile. I've never
told it to any one, and I don't know why
I should tell it to you; Tiut the mood's on
me, and I might as well talk us think,
maybe; and then you've guessed my se
cret partly at least, you know I'm not
Jim Brown" and a smile flashed across
his face. 44 How old do you think I am?"
Dr. Harris looked at the powerful
frame of the man at the strong, hard
lines in his face.
44 Between forty and fifty, I should
44 Thirty-six yesterday. I was twenty
four the day I was sentenced; a pleasant
way of celebrating one's birthday, wasn't
it? There was a lot of stuff in the
papers about my 4 youth,' and my being
so 4 hardened.' Did they think I was
going to beg for mercy? not I! I've been
out here twelve j'ears now, and escaped
twice and been caught again; but I'll try
once more, some time."
44 You ought not to tell me that," said
the doctor, smiling.
44 Why not? They watch me all the
time, ; anyway. Just give rue some
water, will you? Thanks. Well, I
ought to commence with my name, I sup
pose. It is Edward Tracy. I was the
second son of a Northumberland squire,
who had just enough money to keep up
the place for my brother, and no more.
A fine old place it was, and the only hap
py days I can look bac k to were spent
there. That was when I was a boy
borne for the holidays, eager about
pricket and foot-ball, and to whom a gun
and the range of the rabbit-warren were
perfect happiness. After awhile it was
unpleasant enough. My brother a lazy,
giod-looking fellow, who knew how to
ride anil to shoot, and only that was the
idol of my mother and sisters. All de
ferred to him except little Mary, my pet,
who used to follow me round like a kit
leu. Poor Utile girl! I wonder if she
ever thinks of me now. Younger sons in
a poor family have a hard time of it. I
only wonder more don't go to the- bad
than do. Brought up as gentlemen, they
are then thrown on their own resources,
to live on their w its, cither in some beg
garly profession, or as hangers-on where
there are any rich relations. They must
put up with being snubbed and thrown
over whenever they come in the way
made use of and then cast aside; at least,
such was my experience. I was proud
and passionate, and so felt these things
more than others, I dare say. I wanted
to go in'o the army, but my father said
he couldn't afford "it 1 4 would be always
getting into debt, etc. and sol was ap
prenticed to a London barrister a great,
pompous man, whom I cordially detested
before a month w as out. He had a way
of aggravating me whenever we came in
contact that used to make me long for an
excuse to pitch him down stairs. I be
lieve in presentiments. 1 knew that man
would injure me some day. I saw more
trickery and underhand dealing while in
that otuce than 1 had ever 6een in my me
before. Mr. Pierson was a manoffwf,
not talent. He had gained several good
cases, which made his reputation, and he
had a way of making people believe that
if black was not just w hite it was cer
tainly gray, which proved very useful to
44 1 was about twenty-two w hen I went
into Kent for a few weeks, partly on
business for Mr. Pierson, and partly to
visit an uncle of mine. Am I tiring you,
sir, with this long tory?"
44 .Not at all, J racy; go on."
411 started at the unfamiliar name,
which the doctor slightly emphasized.
His breath came quickly, and his voice
was husky when he spoke again:
44 A ould you think, now, that a man
could hear his own name so seldom that
when it was spoken as you siwike mine it
could make the past come back like a
great w ave, "almost blotting out the pres
ent? I haven t heard my name for more
than ten years," he went on, musingly.
1 don't wonder it sounds strange to
me. It was in the summer when 1 went
to Kent; the time for 4 falling in love,'
as it is called, and, of course, I did it. I
don't wonder at myself, even now, when
I remember all "that has passed. We
were thrown very much together. Lucy
was an orphan, living with a rich maiden
aunt, w hose place adjoined my uncle's.
I had always a fondness for playing the
part of protector ; and she w as a cling
ing, dependent little thing, with long
golden curls and a delicate pink-and-white
daisy face. 1 had never cared for
any girl before, and from the first I loved
her madly. It's the ' old, old story,' and
I needn't make a fool of myself again by
telling it to you. Before I went back to
town we had exchanged rings, and she
had promised fo love me through eter
nity. A lengthy eternity it proven !
4 Our engagement was to remain a se
cret until 1 should become a great law
yer, and then I was to claim her. This
was L.ucy s idea. 1 wanted to speak to
her aunt, but she begged me not, giving a
dozen different reasons for my silence. 1
believe, even then, she thought it best not
to bind herself too closely ; but, of course,
I never suspected this, for, w ith all my
faults, I had always been perfectly hon
est and truthful. In the winter Mr.
Pierson told me that the business I had
been attending to had now to be complet
ed, and that he was going down himself.
I was, of course, very anxious to go, but
he did not give me the chance. I.ucy
met him at a couple of dinners, and, from
what she said, I knew he had been very
attentive to her. lie was a good-looking
man, about forty, and could make himself
very agreeable when he chose to do so.
I wrote to Bucy immediately, telling her
what I thought of him. She replied, ac
cusing me of being jealous, and saying
she w as sure 1 was prejudiced against
Mr. Pierson, who had spoken very hiirhly
of me, and to whom I found she had con
fided the whole story of our engagement.
I was very angry, and wrote ral her harsh
ly to her, I lancy, for 1 remember she
told me I 4 did not love her as I once did.'
That was our lirst quarrel and was soon
made up, and for a few weeks we corre
sponded as usual. Mr. Pierson returned
to London, but went back again to Kent
in a week or two. He said he was col
lecting evidence for an important case.
14 Soon 1 noticed that Lucv s letters
grew shorter and shorter, and finally one
came saying that she 4 had been thinking
over our foolish engagement, and, as
there was no prospect of my being able
to support her, she had come to the con
clusion that for the sake of us both it
had better be broken.'
4 1 know every word of that cool,
it-artless letter now. One remembers
such things. Very soon after I heard of
her engagement to Mr. I'ierson. I was a
gentleman and he was a snob; but he
had money and 1 hadn t.
44 W hats a gentleman born? is it
shillin's an' pence?" quoted the doctor,
"Eh! what's that?"
44 Only a quotation from the Yvrkxhire
Fitrmtr; go on."
44 V ell, of course 1 was furious: but
what good did that do me? I thought if
I only had money I would find some
means of revenge ; but money w as just
what I hadn't got. Alioul that time I met
a man calling himself St. John. He was
clever and well educated, and seemed to
read all my w ild, restless longings at a
glance. He led me on from bad to worse
till it ended in, forgery; then he turned
Kings evidence and 1 was locked
up. 1 was alwavs very strong, and
hnding one of the barslooose 1 wrenched
it out and dropped from my window one
dark night and escaped. - On my way to
the sea I met this mau St. John. I
might have got off if -I. could have let
him alone, but I couldn't; I stopped him:
he taunted me with my disgrace; told
me that Mr. I'ierson had known of the
plan laid to ruin me. 4 The young lady
throwing you over was a prime trump m
our hand,' he added, with a leer. I
warned him to be silent; but he, as if
blinded to his clanger, exasperated me in
every way possible. I grappled with
him, and, remembering a trick I had
learned at school, soon threw him. My
hands w ere on his throat. A half minute
more and the earth would have been rid
of one sordid wretch; but his cries bad
been heard by some men in a neighbor
ing field, and'l was overpowered. This
man a ruined gamester, once a gentle
man had changed me from an honest,
honorable lad to a felon, and then, dis
regarding the 4 honor' which is said to
exist even 4 among thieves,' threw me
over to save himself.; I would be content
to give five years of my life nay, more,
I would be content to mid five years to
mv life could it purchase that one-half
minute of which I was robbed.
44 My family disowned 111c and made
no attempt even to procure counsel for
me. All forsook me except little Mary,
from whom I got a tear-stained letter in
closing a five-pound note, her quarterly
allowance, and telling nie that she would
never forget me. My father had forbid
den any of them to write to me or even
mention my name; but Mary had dis
obeyed him. 4 It can't be wrong to write
to you, dear," she said, 4 for you are my
own brother always.'
"There was a "liaw in the evidence
which my counsel took advantage of, but
Mr. Pierson worked against him privately.
collecting evidence for the crown, and I
was convicted. Heaven grant there may
not be many poor wretches who leave old
hngland with the feelings with which
left it. If I had had the opportunity 1
would have put an end to my miserable
existence. I was taken in a cab, strongly
guarded, from the tail to the wharf. We
passed one of the parks on our way.
had been in prison some time, and the
fresh, green grass, the trees and flowers
had never looked so beautiful as now
when I knew I was looking at them for
the last time. 1 thought of the hedge
rows white with blossoms in Northum
berlaud; the larks singing overhead;
Mary perhaps in our favorite nook 111 the
orchard, weeping bitter tears as a last
good-by to 4 her handsome Teddy,' as she
londlv called me. No wonder mv heart
swelled when I thought of those who in
the ught of God were guilty of my crime.
- 41 As we went down the dock a child
passed us w ith a bunch of cowslips. Just
two j'ears before I had gathered them for
Lucj' in the Kentish lanes: lhe chuu
looked tin w isitully as 1 passed; presently
she ran after us and put her cowslips in
my hand. That was the drop too much
in the cup already lull; to save my life
I could not have kept back the tears
which rolled over my cheeks. I was
handcuffed, but one of my guards thrust
a handkerchief into my hand with a tew
cheering words gruffly said. That touch
of sympathy and the child's gift saved
me from utter despair. That was the
last I saw of England. My life here has
been the same, day afler clay, except the
few nights I spent in the bush the two
times I got oil. 1 hey mostly let nie alone
now. I keep by myself, and I've never
told a word of this before. 1 had almost
forgotten I wasn't 4 Jim Brown' until to
day. Did you hear how I hurt my arm? "
" One of the men told me you were
helping to raise a heavy stone, and that
you let the lever slip in somc way and so
got yur arm crushed."
44 That's true, as far as it goes; a gang
of us were working on the road when a
carriage passed. I looked up as I stepped
out of. the way, and who do j-ou think 1
saw? Lucy and her husband! She was
looking just the same as ever, only proud
er. I was so near I could have touched
her dress. She looked calmly at me I
was only a convict, covered with the dust
from her carriage wheels. If she had
recognized me the color would have faded
a little from her pink cheeks, I think. I
wonder if she remembers the letler I
wrote her before I was transported? I
told her some truths then. She knows
who is to blame for my wasted worse
than wasted life.
44 Twelve j'ears didn't seem much to
me. I looked after the carriage like one
stunned. The lever slipped from mv
hand jou saw my arm. I didn't think
of it until I found I couldn't lilt it. Mr.
Pierson has got some high appointment
here, some one said. Of course his wife
will be feted and flattered. I wonder
how she would like to be reminded of
that summer in Kent. How would she
look if I should stop her carriage and re
mind her of the time she swore to love
me forever, or how often her bright head
has rested on my shoulder? I can feel
the thrill of her soft lips yet on my
check. There, that's all. Do you be
lieve in justice? I don't. The cause of
evil should be attacked; now it is only
the victim. That woman is more guilty
to-day than I. She drove me mad and
j et she rides by in her carriage, respect
ed and admired, w hile I, in my prison
dress, can never be anything but what I
am 411." Oct rluid Monthly fur July.
An Aerial Journey from Buffalo to the
The aerial voj'ageof the balloon 44 Buf
falo" with which C'apt. King ascended
from Buffalo, N. Y., on the 4th of July,
was one of the most exciting, as it was
one of the longest, ever achieved on this
continent. The correspondent of the
Buffalo E.rprr, who participated in the
trip, says: After leaving Buffalo the bal
loon passed directly over the little vil
lage of Water Valley, left East Ham
burgh a little to the left, and, sailing low,
afforded its occupants a great deal of
sport in conversation with people on the
earth, and by the scampering of fright
ened cattle. The town of North Collins
was reached at five minutes past seven.
A quarter of an hour later we sailed
above the lower stratum of clouds and
barometrical observation showed
altitude of about 3.000 feet.
Cataraugus creek was crossed, the bal
loon passing into the town of East Otto
at thirty-eight minutes past seven.
Thus far the course was almost identical
with that taken by the same party on
Julv 4, IStiU, in the famous trip of the
44 Hyperion." We shortly rose to a
greater altitude and for a time the earth
was obscured from view by the clouds
below. Mr. llolden continued to take
observations of barometer and ther
mometer until twenly minutes to nine
o'clock. At twenty-four minutes past
eight o'clock we beard the report of a
cannon, followed by several others,
which we attributed to a celebration at
Ellicottville. It became rather dark and
the 44 Buffalo" sailed on for about two
hours between the upper and lower
strata of clouds without much of the
earth being visible, though many sounds
arose to the ears of the balloon occu
pants. The moon rose a little after
eleven o'clock and was hailed with
hearty welcome, as her raj's not only il
luminated the clouds and "the landscape,
but she served as a mark in informing us
of our course, which continued in the
same general direction, a little east of
south. For a long time in the evening
frequent flashes of lightning were seen,
both below and above and around us,
but we w ere fortunate in not encounter
ing any storm. About midnight
ranges of lofty mountains began
to appear before us, which Prof.
King corrcctlj' decided to be the
Allegheny range. The balloon had little
or no difficulty in surmounting any of
them, and the cultivated valleys showed
us that we were traveling over a civilized
countrj'. Our location was guessed with
considerable accuracy, though not with
entire confidence, duriDg the remainder
of the night. In the early morning the
44 Buffalo" found itself taking a more
easterly course than before, and flying
over scenes of unexampled beauty; the
richly cultivated fields of York Countj',
Pa., and the northern corner of Maryland.
The views over this garden spot of the
North beggar description. Our course
became more easterly, and it was soon
evident that we would approach the At
lantic coast. We crossed the Susque
hanna Hiver about four miles above
Havre de Grace at twenty minutes past
five, then sailing at a height of nearly
two miles, and the splendid panorama of
this sinuous river visible for a hundred
miles of its length. The Potomac Biver
to the south and Chesapeake and Dela
ware Bays in front, with the Atlantic in
the distance, were rolled out before the
delighted eyes of the voj'agers. We
crossed Delaware Bay at ii-.'dO directly
over Delaware City, sailed on nearly
east, though a little south, passed di
rectlj' over Salem Citj', and at five min
utes past seven Prof. King made a suc
cessful though rather exciting landing
among a lot of scrub oaks ubout ten miles
bevoud this point. The balloon must
have traveled about four hundred miles
in thirteen hours, and the voyage is one
of the longest aud most interesting on
There are fifty-seven lodges of Odd
Fellows in California, with a total mem
bership of 3,015,
New Yokk thiftks it can muster 24,000
prohibition votes next fall.
Fisaxck has rejected the match tax,
and Italy rcTuses to tax pianos.
It is no longer emotional insanity even
Morbid impulse is the euphemism.
The residence of the late Sir Edward
Landseer was sold recent U' for I";54,'J.")0.
Bismmick's daughter carefully collects
all caricatures of him, and the Prince en
joys them hugely.
He who thinks too much of himself
will be in danger of being forgotten by
the rest of the world.
It is said that Henri Bochrfort has re
ceived from England an offer of t'S.OOO
to establish a journal there.
The trowscrs of a Columbus (Ohio) po
liceman were stolen trom liim w hue he
was on duty a few nights ago.
Western birds are getting iuto the
habit of late rising, as the woims aro to
be had in abundance at all hours.
44 Polo" just now seems to be the popu
lar game in England. Princes of the
blood play it, as well as commoners.
Colokapo is laughing in her sleeve be
cause three or four newcomers think
they are going to run the Territorial pol
A Boston thief went all through ti
house and stole nothing but a towel. It
was a sad 44 wipe" on the fatnilj'
Nature is wondcrfullj' provident to all
her creatures. It is now discovered I hut
bald heads are Ihe natural skating -parks
aud croquet-grounds or flics and mosqui
toes. The people of Toulouse must be a
hard set. A writer, speaking of the city,
says: "It is a large town, containing
00,000 inhabitants built entirely of
The item that blacksmiths get eleven
dollars per day and board in Arizona
hasn't had the effect to start any Phila
delphia editors westward. lhtnnt Free
The Vienna Choral Association of Male
Singers (Mannergesangvercin) have been
invited by the Mayor to visit enire next
August, and have accepted the invita
An Oregon journal describes a re-
ccutlj -elected member of Congress from
that region as a jolly, social man of some
abilitj', 44 but hitherto too lazy to become
The people of Barton, Vt., are happy in
the possession of a toad which stands un
der a leak j' beer barrel and catches the
drops as they fall, thus getting amus
A Maine man now sojourning in
Odessa has exhumed a Homan Emperor
and his legions, including several rusted
stirrups, a splendidlj-cuparisoued mule,
and a case of razors.
Theke are two words w hich are intol
erable to a Frenchman. If jou do not
want a scene j ou must not call a man of
the upper classes 44 un miserable," or one
of the lower orders "cochon."
The Jardin des Plantes, at Paris, has
lately received two tine specimens of the
orang-outang. The strangers come from
the island of Java. They are male ami
female, and about three years old.
Washington Hies are bold and hungrj-
fellows. It was only the other clay that
one of them disputed possession of a
strawberry with a man and kept up the
discussion until he swallowed both of
44 ArrnoxiMATE homicide" is what the
Brooklyn Eoyh' calls it when a man fires
a pistol at another and misses. What is
it when the pistol is pointed playfully at
a person and doesn't go off but then it
alwaj's docs go off?
A Paisi.ky manufac turer got by some
accident a severe cut across the nose, and
having no court-plaster at hand stuck on
his unfortunate organ one of his gum
tickets, on which was the usual intima
tion: 44 Warm ntt il S.0 ynl long:
The marriage of the Princess Louise.
eldest daughter of the King of the Bel
gians, with the Duke Philip of Saxony
will take place at lirusseis toward me
end of August next. Grcat' will be
given at Brussels to celebrate the event.
London fashionables have given up in
despair their endeavors to introduc e cer
tain Bussian styles to English socielj'.
Thev might have succeeded in their ob
ject'but for the fact that the ('rand
Duchess herself gave up the Bussian
Time was when Brigham Young was
wont to descant eloquently on Ihe sinful
ness of silk dresses. Now lie has a card
in the Salt Lake newspapers telling the
sisters who wish to raise silk that he has
forty ounces of silkworm eggs and any
quantity of mulberry trees for sale at
The Cane Flattery Indians are now-
engaged in halibut fishing and sealing.
Ten miles out to sea is an immense hali
but bank, to which the Indians repair in
large canoes, and it is a poor catch if
they do not return with from fiffj' to one
hundred fish in each canoe. The sealing
season is nearlj' over.
Says an Arizona paper: "Small-pox
need not be feared here it will not
come here. The gnats and mosquitoes
are occupying the entire ground, and
are now working it vigorously, and un
der the mining law extension no reloca
tions can be made before winter."
A cadaveiious, melancholy-looking
man. in a suit of thread bare black
clothes and a battered silk hat, excited
considerable interest by rising in the la
dies' cabin of a Brooklyn ferry-boat and
solemnly observing: ""There are very
few red-eyed widows nowadaj s."
44 When I was first married I was on
my knees before my husband from morn
ing till night. It was a perpetual adora
tion, an incessant delirium, an inexpres
sible bliss. I showered caresses upon
him; I could have eaten him." "And
now?" asked a friend. 44 I'm sorry 1
The Empress of Austria will go to the
Isle of Wight alxmt the middle of July,
and will remain there six or eiuht weeks
before her visit to Brighton. The Arch
duchess Marie Valerie, the jounuest
daughter, will accompany her. The
Empress will reside in a villa near that
taken bj- the Crown Prince and Princess
The 44 Excelsior Magazine," one of the
choicest and most artistic of monthlies,
is published at fftf.oO a year. New sub
scribers are offered a $4.50 field croquet
set and the magazine for $4.40, only 10
cents additional. A liand.-omely-illus-trated
Fashion and Etiquette supplement
goes with it. Bare inducements to gct-ters-up
of clubs in money or premiums.
Sample copies 25 cents. "Office, IU111 .V.,
No. 157 La Salle street, Chicago, III.
It is said that on one occasion as Miss
Wordsworth, sister of the poet, was
passing through a wood which the stock
dove was filling with his soft music, she
fell in with a countrj' woman, who ex
claimed, 44 1 am so fond of stock-doves:"
44 Oh!" thought Miss Wordsworth, 44 at
last I have" come on one of nature's
poets, with a soul to appreciate the
beautiful music of the birds." erj
ruthlessly was the dream disenchanted
bj' an explanatory remark of the wom
an's: 44 Some likes them In pies and some
likes them roasted; but for mj' part, I
think there's nothing like them stewed
Many of the country people living
near Saco, Me., still observe the old cus
tom of bathing 00 the beach on the 20tU
- - - - (4
of June, under the delusion that there i
a special virtue in the wafer for healing
chronic diseases on that day.. The cus
tom, however, is not half so generally
observed as it was half a ccnturj' ago.
Then, men, women ami c hildren, sound
people as well as sick, thronged tho
beach. The custom may have arisen
from Ihe practice of bathing in Ireland
on the 2tith of June for the cure of
humors, etc., but there is u tradition that
an old fortune-teller lirst got the people
into the notion.
John Paul ou Dogs.
Foil the allaying of the popular appre
hension, 1 purpose stat ting a coinpanj' for
insuring iiirainst death bj' dogs. Tho
premiums w ill be ridieulou-dj' small ; no
questions will be asked of the applicant,
and the dividends will be larger, if the
public will but patronize, it, than ever
mv insurance company paid before.
Two years ago I was the unhappy pos
sessor of a greyhound long and sharp of
nose; like all long and i-harp nosed peo
ple, he w as cross and uncertain in temper.
One morning he didn't feel very well,
and went off and laj down in his corner.
Not then having learned that a dog by
11 11 y possibility' could object to being
played with, even when sleepy and in
disposed, I followed him up and rubbed
heads with him, notw ithstauding that ho
gave me several warning growls. Ho
grabbed me bj- the cur and drew blood
in several places. No excitement about
mad dogs existed at 'that time, but there
was an immediate commotion in tho
family. As the first step, it was insisted
that f kill the dog. This 1 did not do,
because if he were mad 1 wanted to know
it. 1 did not even whip him, for I thought
then, and think now, that Ihe dog did per
fccllj" right. Dogs and w iv es do not pass
the bounds of reasonable requirements
when thev ask to he let alone occasion
ally, and if lliej' bit their masters oftcner
and more savagely .they would be re
spected more, and "their wishes would bo
considered worthy of consultation once
in a while.
( hi tii is occasion T was cruel to Mrs. Paul,
and for the first time in my life refused
to do as she w ished me. She, begged that
1 would send for the doctor tit once and
have my ear cut oil", declaring that, if I
did not she should not have a moment's
peace. Arbitrarily perhaps brutally, 1
declined to grat if - her. In consequence)
1 tave not yet hud lhe bliss ol knowing
what it is to bouud gayly through life
with a b ather car. It may be that tho
experience is sMll eh'slme-d to he mini,
however, for since this mad-dog excite
ment ri.a bed its present height Mrs. Paul
frequenllj- asks me if T feel no symptoms.
1 cannot scratch the hack of my head
without her placing a bucket of water
before me to see if I show signs of bolt
ing, and she often advances a skirmi.-h-liuc
of iiuestions the drift of which is lo
know if I do not think that 1 could hear
all the good (hat is said of me and as
much of sermons as I e are- to if 1 had
emly one ear. It may be that 1 will have
to lay both of them clown on the altar of
domestic peace before we've done with
Now. another word and I've done. As
for the killing of animals, I have no se n-
timcntal objections em that "core. In
deed, 1 never se c a horse btaggering un
der twice the burden that should be put
upon him that I would not like
to step mercifully up, and, while
iiatted him ge-ntly with ones
hand, put a swill and kind bul
let through his head with the other. This
would relieve the- poor animal from all
injustice and misery, and perhaps his
owner, ascertaining how inconve nient it
was to drag his own dray around, might
use his next horse decently, if ever ho
owned one again. The poor dogs that
roam the streets, hungrj' nud homeless, I
would kill in the most painless way pos
sible; ge t them all together, give them as
full a meal as thej' could 'at, and dismiss
them beyond the rca h of pain. More-,
unj' dog" ill treate d by his maste r I would
provide for in the same merciful fashion.
And so with cats and all oilier animals,
for I see no othe r w ay out of the difficulty
no other means of gelling rid of Ihe
shoe king scenes of crucllj' we cverj day
witness, and, what is cquallj' bad, we
know are going on eve rj' day around us,
whether we see them or not. Inte-rfer-ence
for the moment docs no good. Hep.
rimand Ihe brute who is beating an over
loaded horse or abusing a dog in the:
street, and we know that, when he gels
the poor horse into his stable or the dog
inlo a cellar, he will revenge himelf
upon us Ihrough them. Tin mission of
the Society for Ihe Prevention of Cruelty
lo Animals should be extended: it stops
too short of a prope r re sult. It should
be empowered to se ize and tenderly and
kindly kill all homeless and ill ucd ani-
...... , . - - V I.
inals 01 all Kinds even cats. j.tw iur.
A Burial at Sea.
Mu. II. II. Elliott, now visiting in Eu
rope, writes U the -New Have n J'ufiiint-
nm, giving the following uicicicni, wine-u
I-. 1 .1...
I'lirred on ine c.aniornia uuring mu
iissage ove r: 44 We we-re in mid ocean
In. 1, it u--w u liUiu ri'il ul. out that one of
our number an unatlen.led ladj' pa-se n-
1 1 'I'l.n hi.trd -t.r.il 11ulf.nl
I unit unit. i' .-i-'iv...,,
ws will, through c abin and forecastle.
and a hu-di re sted on the vessel, which
opened as Ihe hours won- on. Ihe
u-'iu 1 we 11 1 i :i rl v s:id The lad.
ough Of a temperame nt, which unfitted
r lor sea travel, had ventured me pas-
ri. ,iw iii onlrr lo trratifv an him-cI
inoihe r who w i-hed to sec her dauglijcr
... . . . 1 I
tieforc she du d. r rom tne siariine laoy
tad been very s'u k, and this, combined
tviili previous serious ill-health and im-
i.nwli.nl f.lf .iii ori n ( on llif- liassalTe.
proved too much for a cb lica'e organiza
tion. The burial, which took place on
the elaj' loiiowing ner iieceae, wan a
vt range and impressive occasion. Bcv.
-Mr. Collins, ot llarttoro, one 01 our num
ber condiietid lhe services. The en
gines were stopped, the vast ship came
.-,1 . I 4. 11... I
a stand sun, tne snip s ocii wan ioim-u,
and crew and passengers gathered aft
about the rude coffin heavily loade d with
... . 1 r ..
n liars w nu n containee! our uuionu-
nafe passenger s remains. After the sol
emn Episcopal service for burial at se a
iid be en read, a isa!m chanted bj- a
de ciuartet, and a few appropriate re?-
i-l-u hi- Air Collin the coffin Was
,uly lowered to the w ater's edge, ropes
. ret 1 1 fCf n t'i 1 miwI thi'ir liiinlfii disan
nul v 1 " jv - ------ - A
peared beneath the dull waves."
44 A SaiAT'X'A belle, who six months
ago was so languid that she could scarce
ly support herself at the allar now
throws a flat-iron fifty-five feet and hits
he r husband every time." What a libel
on the sex are su:h items as this, circu
lating through the provincial press. Ev
erybody knowsthut acarclully-taouiaicu
statement shews that ne Saratoga belle
can 44 heave" a fiat-iron over fourteen
and a half feet, and then it goes the way
she didn't intend it tf.
Tnr fiti70na f f ihe Tslfind of San Juan
have petitioned the Secretary of War
against the removal 01 me c uim u .
troops from that island. They fear raids
from the Indians, who have expressed a.
determination to retrain conuoi 01 1..
fishing grounds in the San Juan archi
pelago Gen. Davis, in forwarding the
petition, disapproved of it and says t here
is no danger whatever from the Indians.
Small as is lihode Island there are
13 "77 acres of unimproved land within
Ft 3 borders, of hU-h WJfi'.) acres nre
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