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One step and then another,
And the longest walk is ended ;
One stitch and then another,
And the largest rent is mended ;
One brick and then another,
And the highest wall ia made ;
One flake upon another,
And the deepest snow is laid.
So the little coral workers,
By their Blow but constant motion,
Hare built np those pretty islands
Tn the distant, dark blue ocean ;
And the noblest undertakings
Man's wisdom hath conceited.
By oft-repeated effort
Have been patiently achieved.
3SiiV5srr8lKs a httlewordv'
But much may in it dwell ; '
Then let a warning -t oico be heard.
And lrarn the lesson well ;
Tho way to ruin thus begins,
Down, like like easy stairs ;
If conscience suffers little sins,
Soon larger ones it bears.
A little theft, a small deceit,
Too often leads to more ;
lis hard at first, but tempts the feet.
As through an open door;
Just as the broadest risers run,
From small and dii-tant springs,
The greatest crimes that men have done
Ha-c gnvm from little things.
A QUEER COINCIDENCE.
In a railway car on oue of tlie many
roads stretching out from Chicago, re
cently, three passengers occupying ad
jacent seats got into a quiet conversa
tion, when it "was discovered by one of
them that the other two were strangers
to each other; he accordingly intro
"Mr. Tarnish, this is Capt. Hight,
" Capt. Hight !" exclaimed Tarnish ;
" that name sounds very familiar. One
of the best men I know in the world is
Capt. Hight, and he is my brother-in-law."
"That isn't me," good-naturedly re
joined the Captain; "I am nobody's
brother-in-law, and nobody is brother-in-law
to me. But who is this name
sake of mine ?"
"He is a glorious good fellow, I as
sure you," said Tarnish; "I'll tell you
a little story about him a funny story,
and very remarkable withal for its sev
" Let us have the story," exclaimed
Captain and myself, whereupon.
Tarnish proceeded to relate the follow
Well, to begin with, he said, Capt.
Hight and myself were entire strangers
to each other np to the time of the
breaking out of the rebellion. We fell
in with each other when our army,
under Gen. Bosecrans, was marching
through Tennessee he being in com
mand of a company in a Wisconsin
regiment, and I acting as an army cor
respondent for one of the Chicago daily
newspapers. Wo somehow " took " to
each other became acquainted by ac
cident, and were accidentally thrown to
gether at various times, both while in
camp and when on the march, and at
the battles of Nashville and Stone
River, had an eye on each other, to ren
der assistance in case either of us
should be mowed down by the enemy's
balls or shells. Fortunately we reached
Chattanooga unharmed, but fatigued
" and in need of rest. On the third
morning after our arrival at Chatta
nooga, I received this answer to a tele
gram that I had sent to my paper at
Chicago, asking for permission to come
home for a couple of weeks: "Yes,
come along, and report at editorial
r- oms on arrival." No old warrior,
foot-sore with marching, scarred with
wounds, and having a home and loved
ones to think of a thousand miles away,
was ever more delighted on receiving
his discharge from service, than I was
on receiving the welcome words of that
little message. I had been mingling
with and following the army from the
day it commenced its movement against
Fort Donelson up to the taking of
Chattanooga, and you may be assured
it was a tough and exciting series of
campaigns for me full of hard work,
dangers and privations and I was
pretty nearly worn out.
Accordingly, I gathered up my travel
ing and writing outfit, and prepared to
ake the tram for Nashville and the
North early next morning. Meeting
Capt. Hight in the evening at his brigade
headquarters, I communicated to him
my good luck.
" You leave in the morning, eh ?" he
" Yes, and shall put through to Chi
cago as fast as the cars will carry me."
" Just my lnck," exclaimed the Cap
tain, joyfully; "I too am going North
in the morning train received a three
weeks leave of absence from the Gen
eral to-day and I am only too happy to
know that I shall have such good com
pany. I will go with you as far as
Chicago, and then on wings of steam
Til fly to a little woman who wants to
see me, not a thousand miles from
" That is good," Isaid, heartily ; " ff
I could have had my choice, yon are the
very man I would have picked out for a
traveling companion for the trip.
Next morning, bright and early, we
met at the depot and took seats together
in one of the cars of the waiting train,
J&" and half an hour afterward were gliding
down the heavy grades, through the
valleys and hills and over the bridges of
that rough region, bound for Nashville;
thence to Louisville ; thence to Chicago,
where we arrived, dust-covered and
completely fagged out. At the railway
depot we bade each other good-by.
" I shall expect to see you back in the
army on my return to 'Old Bosey,'"
caid the Captain, shaking my hand.
" Till then take good care of yourself,
" Of course," said I ; " give my love
to that little woman au rcvoir, Mon
sieur Captain 1"
I reported.at the editorial ,rooms as
!Ss!rucfe3, and offer lingering aimlessly
around Chicago for a couple of days, I
took my satchel and boarded a North
western railway train, bound for a visit
ing expedition into Wisconsin in fact,
to visit my sweetheart. Beaching Mil
ton Junction, where we changed cars
for Madison, the first man I saw on
looking from the window was Capt.
" Hallo , Cap !" I accosted him on
emerging from the car to terra firma :
"where did you conurfrom, and where
" Got here from Milwaukee an hour
ago am going West on the train now
"Good again!" exclaimed I; "we
shall be traveling companions again !"
We entered the train, and were speedily
tranported to Madison, Wisconsin's
beautiful capital city. Getting out of
the train, we again bade each other
good-by, he Jgoing to a hotel, and I to
call on a friend. Six hours subse
quently I took a seat in the train for
the village of Baraboo. A few hours'
ride brought us to that town. Stepping
off the train, to my astonishment there
was Capt. Hight, standing on the plat
form, carpet-bag in hand.
" How on earth did you get here ?" I
asked, with surprise.
" By this train," he answered.
"That's mighty queer," I rejoined ;
" I came on this train, also, but didn't
"Nor I you," he said; "I rode in
tho rear car and you in the front one
that explains it."
" Going any further," I asked quiz-
" No," he replied. "I shall-putup
at the hotel here for a day or two, and
call on some friends residing in the
town. And you where are you going?"
"No further," I said; "a little wo
man lives here, Cap, that I feel some
interest in, and I am going right straight
to her house."
"Ah, ha I" he exclaimed ; " but isn't
it queer that you and I should have
come all this long distance without find
ing out our objective points, which, it
seems, are very much of a sameness.
Who is she, Tarnish ? '
"That would be telling, Cap. I'll
let you know all about it when we meet
again down in Dixie."
We shook hands, he going to a hotel,
and I to a certain charming private resi
dence a few blocks distant, where no
human being was more joyfully wel
comed by at least one other human being
than, I flatter myself, I was. But no
matter about that little episode of a
lover's meeting, which yon can better
imagine than I can describe.
On the evening of that same day, just
as the dreamy twilight was darkening
into night, my sweetheart, hearing the
front gate open, looked out of the win
dow, and, raising both hands in sur
prise, exclaimed :
" Good gracious ! if there isn't sister
Sue's beau come to see her !" and rush
ing out of the room to communicate the
unexpected information to tho young
lady referred to, who was an older sister,
left me alone for a few minutes. Feel
ing curious to see what sort of a looking
man this beau of my sweetheart's sister
was, I looked out of the window, and
who do you suppose I saw there, knock
ing at the front deor ? As I am a living
man, it was nobody more or less than
Capt Hight !
As I remarked in tho outset of tnis
story (concluded Tarnish), Capt. Hight
and I are brothers-in-law our " little
wamen," whom we married after
the war was over, being sisters. As the
newspapers say, "comment is unneces
sary." But wasn't it a very remarkable coin
cidence? Chicago Illustrated Journal.
MR. SEWARD'S BOOK.
It is stated that the amount paid to
the heirs of William H. Sewurd for the
copyright of the first six months of his
"Travels Bound the World" was
$41,464. The second six months began
on the 1st of August, and the sale of
the work continues as constant and as
large as before. Such a profit for such
a time is probably without a parallel in
this country, if it has ever been equalled
One of our religious weeklies thus
compliments a contemporaneous quill
laborer in the Lord's vineyard: "On any
question involving the height of a can
dlestick, the breadth of an altar cloth,
the length of a gennfllection, or the
depth of an alms basin, its fervor is
apostolic and its logic Aristotltan."
Alabama has 6,000 sqare miles of coal
There are more than 170 farmers'
granges in Georgia.
A Mexican plant which will cure bald
ness has lately been discovered.
Sabatooa hotels have registered 32,
269 visitors during the last three months.
Massachusetts couldn't stomach B.
F. B., notwithstanding his Worcester
The Begistered Letter Department
earned tne ixovcrnment 500, uuu net prone
Travel across Bhode Island was im
peded for two days last week by the
nooths of the State Fair.
It has been noticed that the most ex
travagant people at summer resorts are
old men with young wives.
The anchorage and unexposed parts
of tho great suspension bridge at Niagara
Falls have just undergone a close inspec
tion. Everything was found to be as
perfect as when laid twenty years ago.
A man in Yates county, N. Y., who
has been an inveterate smoker for fifty
years, has suddenly and permanently
given it up. He knocked the ashes off
his pipe into a keg of blasting powder.
There are seventy-five match factories
in the United States, in which 2,600 per
sons are employed, and a capital of nearly
two millions of dollars invested their
products amounting to 3,600,000 a
It is estimated that the number of
Germans who have emigrated to this
country during the last decade, will
reach l,000,CO0. It is also thought that
this number will be increased during
the present decade.
Ashur Ware died in Portland, Me.,
last week, aged 92. He was editor of
the Boston Yankee in 1816, and tho
Portland Eastern Argns in 1817. He
held the office of District Judge 44 years,
besides other important trusts.
An eminent chemist, after careful in
vestigation, has decided that pastures
manured by city sewage are pernicious,
that they affect the milk of cows, and
plant the seeds of typhoid in the sys
tems of those who use the milk.
One of Gen. Meigs' newly invented
explosive cartridges was tried lately on
a grizzly bear in the Bocky Mountains,
and fetched him beautifully. The shot
entered the bear's head near the ear and
exploded, disabling him immediately.
It is stated that President Grant's
horses burned at Trenton were both
thoroughbreds, and the most highly
prized in his entire stock. One was
valued at $25,000, and was considered
the most promising mare in the coun
try. TUE FIRM OF JAY COOKE & CO.
The firm of Jay Cooke &Co. originated
in Columbns, Ohio. It received its con
sequence in the early years of tho war
as agent of the Government under Sec
retary Chase for the sale of public se
curities. Under Secretaries McCnlloch
and Bontwell, this confidence was con
tinued. Mr. McCulloch, after his re
tirement from office,- became a member
of the London branch of the house
under the name of Jay Cooke, McCul
loch & Co. Under the present Admin
istration, it has continued to enjoy all
the advantages of its connection with
the Government. To it was committed
the first, and subsequently the second,
Syndicate, by which large profits were
given for exchanging 6 per cent, bonds
into 5 per cents. That the firm has en
joyed a large credit because of its actual
and supposed connection with the Treas
ury Department, is unquestionable. It
is strongly suspected that this credit
was abused in the sale of " 7-30 bonds"
of the Northern Pacific railway.
NEW MEXICO CURRENCY.
Beady money is not very plentiful
among the settlers of Texas and New
Mexico, and many are the shifts and
" dickers " resorted to for the procure
ment of desired articles. For instance,
an old bedstead, "with no cloud upon
the title," was advertised for safe in a
recent issue of the Elpaso (Tex.) Senti
nel, and the editor soon after received a
letter from a man in Los Cuscio, N.
M., stating that he wanted the bedstead)
but having no cash to invest he offered
as an equivalent three pairs of cavalry
pants, partly worn ; one sheep-skin for
a saddle-cloth ; one bridle which cost
$5 and is put in at $3 ; and one sack
coat which has been worn only thirty
nine times. The writer thinks this a
fair compensation for a second-hand
bedstead, in which opinion he is un
A SHARP BURGLAR.
A burglar's knowledge of local
geography stood him in good stead near
Poughkeepsie the other day, for when
the train on which he was riding
thither, under the care of a Sheriff,
was obliged at a certain point to back
across the State bine into Connecticut in
order to get upen the proper track, the
burglar, after informing his guardian
that he had now no authority over him,
bade him a polite good morning and
went his way.
COLLEGE GRAB UA TES IN CONGRESS.
"The Congressional Directory" of the
last Congress shows that ottJ 7 Sena
tors and Bepresentatives oalabout 87
were graduates of a collegevfBnt this
number is not to be takeiras absolutely
correct ; for the biographical notices of
the " Directory" in a few instances say
nothing about education, and in others
are suspici&usly ambiguous. Of the
leading colleges of the .country, the
representation is small. Yale leads
with ten graduates ; tiieUnijrersity of
Nordi JJaroliMaft'.nxfeth ix;
Union, Dartmouth, and Hamilton have
each four; Harvard and Princeton have
but three; as have Williams, West
Point, Waterville (now Colby Univer
sity), and Miami ; there are two from
the University of Virginia, two from
Brown, and Madison ; one from Am
herst, Oberlin, and Michigan all told,
about fifty real graduates of real col
leges, in the two houses of Congress.
As to States, the most notable is Worth
Carolina, for six of her nine members
are college men (which is the highest
proportion to bo found in Congress),
and all of them are graduates of her
State University. The three great
States, notwithstanding their wealth
and the number of their colleges, have
about one-fourth each ; New York, nine
out of tliirty-three ; Pennsylvania, six
out of twenty-six; Ohio, five out of
twenty-one. New England is not much
better, having less than half ; and ten
States, extending in age from Maryland
and Delaware to Texas and Nevada,
have not a single graduate. As between
the North and South and the Easttmd
West not much can be said, for North
Carolina and Nebraska are the only
States which come up to the proportion
of two-thirds. Bemembering the fine
array of cultivated statesmen which old
Virginia possessed in her day of scanty
educational means, it must be deemed
sad evidence of her decline that Vir
ginia and West Virginia combined, now
have but one graduate of a college
among their fifteen members.
SUBSTITUTE FOR COFFEE.
Now that it costs two bushels of corn
to purchase a pound of C1.I Oor.nnont
Java, farmers naturally turn their at
tention, an they did in, the ...early part of
the war, to find a substitute for coffee.
A California paper has found in the
sweet potato, sliced, dried and roasted,
the best substitute for the coffee bean.
It says: Being very wholesome as well
as exceedingly nutritious, it is a valuable
substitute for chiccory and the indifferent
article of peas which make up a large
portion of the mixture usually sold for
"Pure Ground Coffee." Its rich sac
charine contents not only diminish the
amount of sugai required, when it is
used, but so completely agglutinate and
settle the grounds that coffee mixed
with this preparation may be used as
fine as flour without making the infusion
muddy, thus permitting double the or
dinary strength to be obtained from the
coffee itself. The ground sweet potato
may be mixed with one-half its bulk of
good, pure coffee. This mixture will
cost less than half the price of pure
coffee, and by many is decidedly pre
ferred as a matter of taste. More im
portant, however, to those who cannot
drink pure coffee, is the consideration
that in the sweet potato there is no head
ache, no excitement of the nerves and
no bilious affection.
THE SOUTH LOOKING UP.
The Charleston News reports that
Southern cotton-mills are working full
time, and are making money. They
claim to have learned that yarn can be
manufactured in South Carolina,
shipped to the North, and sold at a
net profit of five cents a pound, after
deducting a commission and other ex
penses; and that a class of colored goods
sent North can be sold at a net profit of
ten cents a pound. Yarns have also
been shipped and sold at Manchester,
England, at a profit of four and a quar
ter cents a pound. The News therefore
advises the Northern manufacturers to
send their machinery down South and
THE COTTON CROP.
The last number of the Financial
Chronicle prints an annual statement of
the cotton crop of the United States for
the year 1872-'2, compared in its details
with the statement for the preceding
year. The statement is of unusual in
terest, because, in the first place, it is
much more complete than any hereto
fore issued, and secondly, the crop
proves to have been more than 400,000
bales larger than the estimates that
were current one year ago. The grand
total is 3,930,504 bales, against 2,954,371
last year, an increase of nearly 1,000,000
A wonderful trade is that of petro
leum. Twelve years ago the first ex
port sale embraced 250 barrels, and the
sale was regarded as a "large" one. In
1861 the export of the whole country
amounted to 1 ,500,000 gallons. In 1872
the export amounted to 150,000,000 gal
lons, and during the seven months of
the present year more than 145,000,000
gallons have been exported. The utili
zation of petroleum in the interest of
commerce has been remarkable.
Sir William Napier was one day tak
ing a long country walk, when he met a
little girl about 5 years old sobbing over
a broken bowl. She had dropped and
broken it, in bringing it back from the
field to which she had taken hor father's
dinner, and said she would be beaten on
her return home for having broken it.
As she said tn s, a sudden gleam of hope
seemed to cheer her. She innocently
looked up into Sir William's fase and
said: "But you can mend it, can't
you?" -He explained that Tio could not
mend the bowl, but the trouble he could
overcome by the gift of a sixpence to
buyanother. However, on opening his
purse it was empty of silver, and he
promised to meet his little friend on the
same spot at the same hour next day
and to bring sixpence with him ; bid
ding her meanwhile to tell her mother
she had seen a gentleman who
would bring her the money for a
bowl next day. The child, entirely
trusting him, went on her way comfort
ed. On his return home he found an
invitation awaiting him to dine in Bath
the following evening to meet some one
whom he especially wished to see. He
hesitated for some little time, trying to
calculate the possibilities of giving the
meeting to his little friend of the broken
bowl and still be in time for the dinner
party at Bath, but finding this could
not be, he wrote to decline accepting
the invitation, on thepleaof a "previous
engagement," saying, " I cannot disap
point her ; she trusted me."
A MARTYR TO SCIENCE.
The power of the human eye over ani
mals jcrai nalunr, ip irresistible. When
you see a bull rampant, or a catamount
couchant, in the attitude preliminary to
a deadly spring, you have only to fix
upon him your glittering orb, and he is
powerless to move except at your voli
tion. There is no- doubt about these
facts ; they have been taught to us for
years, and they must be true. And to
make the belief all the more sacred, it
can now boast its martyr. A learned
gentleman of Vermont, to confirm the
faith beyond cavil, recently entered a
yaru wiiura there was grazing a male
member of the bovine fcmilv. and began
to stare at "the beast' wftii a nrnT"arid1
steadfast eye. The Professor says he
don't care much about the coat, but that
it will be tedious staying in the house
until his collar-bone knits, and his leg
grows strong enough to bear his weight.
FIGHTING THE RAILROAD MONSTER
Boston papers tell of another "Fight
of a Man with a Bailroad," in which
the plaintiff maintained the unequal
contest with a pluck equal to that
shown by Mr. Coleman, in his famous
suit with the Boston and Hartford road.
An unfortunate engineer, who had been
injured while on duty, sued the com
pany for damages. For three years and
in three courts he obtained a verdict,
and each time the Judge set aside the
verdict, until at last the persistence of
the plaintiff and the pluck of the
jurors has triumphed, and the company
will be compelled to pay over hand
somely. PETRIFYIKG CORPSES.
Among the many, triumphs of science
and art exhibited at the Vienna Exhibi
tion is an invention of Dr. Marini for
petrifying human corpses, which seems
to have proved very successful. There
was shown by the inventor a large round
plateau of hard and polished material,
the top slab of which was composed of
human remains, all petrified together in
a solid block. The surface of the block
had been planed and polished so as to
look exactly like marble. By merely
seeing this strange product of modern
science it was impossible to imagine of
what it was composed. It was mistaken
for an ordinary slab of marble.
A woiiF-chtiiD has arrived at Luck
now. He is now being tamed in a
lunatic asylum. It is said that he was
carried off by wolves when an infant,
and had remained with them until a
short time ago, when caught by his
parents. At first he walked on all fours.
He has long hair, liis body is badly
scarred, and he can neither speak nor
understand a single word. On his first
restoration to his home he frequently
attacked his parents and tried to de
vour them. He tears meat to pieces
with his teeth, and snaps at any one
who attempts to touch him.
Mr. WinwoodBeade, the well-known
traveler, says the Ashantee generals oc
cupy the rear in battle, and cut down
all those who retreat. If the battle is
lost they kill themselves. One suicide
of this kind was witnessed by Mr. Beade
on the Volta. Some allies of the En
glish had defeated some allies of the
Ashantces. The Ashantee chief who
was present threw the insignia of his
rank into the river, and then, sitting on
a powder-barrel, blew himself into the
THEpossessors of the Tichborne estate
are already out of pocket about $800,
000 by their fight with " the Claimant."
But the lawyers don't feel particularly
jnonrnful over jt,
PARTICULARS 09 THE MURDER OF
The Sioux City Journal gives a long
and circumstantial account of the as
sassination of Gen. E. S. McCook, Sec
retary of the Territory of Dakota, from
which it appears that on the night of
the murder a railway meeting was being
held at the court room. Mr. Winter
mute, who was present, moved a reso
lution declaring that the meeting had
no confidence in the management of the
Dakota Southern Bailroad. Failing to
carry his motion, he left, and went to
the St. Charles saloon, where he met
Gen. McCook. There was at the time
no positive enmity between the two, but
there was some ill-feeling owing to dif
ferences on the railroad question. Win
termute accosted the General, and,
meeting with a cold reception, became
angry, and called McCook by an insult
ing epithet, for which he got his face
slapped, and the two separated. Win
termute returned to the meeting and
stated what had occurred, vowing re
venge on his opponent. After a short
time McCook returned also, and as he
entered Wintermute drew a revolver
from his pocket and shot him. At this
McCook made a rush for the assassin,
and a terrible struggle ensued, the Gen
eral thrashing Wintermute with his
fists, while the other continued to shoot
whenever he confd, the blood flowing in
streams from his victim's wounds mean
while. The spectators stood looking on
in horror, when after a long and fearful
struggle the two men fell to the floor,
both dripping with blood, which fell
from Gen. McCook's wounds. The mur
derfr was arrested and the wounded
man conveyed to his room, where he
died the following morning at seven.
He was conscious of his approaching
end, and was cool and collected to the
last. Wintermute, who is a native of
New York, is a man of means, and it is
feared that he will be able to escape the
penalties of his cold-blooded crime.
This idea came near being fatal to him,
for he narrowly escaped lynching by the
people, who were naturally excited and
indignant at the unprovoked murder of
a good citizen and a brave man. Gen.
McCook leaves a wife and son to mourn
his cruel and untimely end.
A Shreveport (La.) paper insists that
Quantrell, the rebel bushwhacker, is
not dead. It says : " He was seen
quietly wending his way up Texas ave
nue a few days ago, mounted on a noble
steed, and ever on the alert, that eagle
eye of his surveying the field on either
side, lest some hidden foe should throw
himself across his path, or some former
boon companion or avenger of blood
recognize him at an unwary moment and
betray him into the hands of the pow
ers that be."
STRONG, FOR A MINISTER.
The Bev. L S. Kalloch, of the Law
rence Tribune, insinuates that "the
hoary-headed old hook-nosed devil of
the Leavenworth Times " wants a con
troversy with him. The Times thinks
the remark does not manifest a Chris
tian disposition. Most people will be
disposed to coincide with it. But what
better could be expected of a man who
left Boston under the circumstances
that Kalloch did?
The criminal code of Nebraska, which
went into effect on the 1st inst., con
tains this provision against profane
swearing : It any person of the age of
fourteen years and upward shall pro
fanely curse or damn, or profanely
swear by the name of God, Jesus Christ,
or the Holy Ghost, every such person
shall, for each offence, be fined not less
than 25 cents, nor more than $1.
Capt. E. B. Ward, the new President
of the Burlington and Southwestern
railroad, signalized his entry into office
by on order forbidding the use of in
toxicating liquors by the employees of
the company, and says the order will be
strictly enforced. Who will be the next
railroad President to enforce the tem
perance rule among his employes?
Keep the ball rolling.
Mr. Peter Coleman, of Gallapin,
Texas, is the most methodical murderer
we have read of for many a day. Peter
recently went to an undertaker's and
ordered a coffin for a neighbor named
Smead, hired a grave-digger and four
carriages, and then hunted up Smead
and shot him.
A fight took place the other day, on
the' premises of a farmer in Pelham, N.
H., between a hen with a brood of
chickens and a large striped snake,
which evidently was on business. The
matronly hen made a loud outcry, and
at the approach of the reptile flew at it
with ruffled feathers and threatening
beak, which its adversary evaded as best
it could, but finally, after repeated ef
forts to secure a chicken and as many
rebuffs by biddy, it crawled off into a
wall, and the frightened and enraged
bird clucked a retreat and got away
without the loss of a single member of
The little birds Rang, and the orchards rang
With their chcerf ul notes, and the sunshine
O'er the bending lea, ouehrub and tree,
With yellow feet and dewy fingered.
And down the lane, the loaded wain
Came lumbering on, and the girls came after.
With tumbled hair, 'round faces fair,
With childlike glee and merry laughter.
Young Tarmer Blake took the tiny raVo
From tho little hand of Jessie Terry ;
While with look askance, and sidelong glance,
At their expense the rest made merry.
And Jessie, in pride, left young Blake's side,
Jlnd tossed her head ma manner haughty ; rf.
But he whistled a song, aud sauntered along,
Though he dearly toed this maiden naughty.
The ripened grain they took from the wain,
And heaped iu the barn, now running o er
With the weight it bore of its garnered store,
With Ub new-mown hay and its fragrant clover.
And down by the well, it there befell,
While the horses drank of the cooling water,
In the pale twilight all was made aright
Twixt Blake and Jessie, the farmer's daughter.
A good summer resort Home.
An imaginary quantity A lady's ago.
A thorough washerwoman Sal Soda.
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The best time for bread-making is in
the hour of need.
If there is one thiDg a loafer doesn't
deserve it is a loaf.
Some people are wise one day and
otherwise the next.
" Many men, many minds," says the
old proverb ; but how many men one
meet3 without any mind at all !
"What is the difference between a
hangman and a gambler? One ropes
people iD, and the other ropes people
An old maid says she knows by her
own experience that the saying "man
proposes" is a base lie she wishes
'twas the truth.
uIt is very curious," said an old gen
tleman to his friend, "that a watch
should be kept perfectly dry when there
is a running spring inside."
7itn0 m oAttinor ttd an ftareriiB""
ment for a lost canary, the bird flow .111
at the office-window, "which shows the
value of advertising."
The wind was damp with coming wet,
When James and blu-ej ed Uzrio met;
He held a gingham o'er his head,
And to the maiden thus he said :
" Oh, lovely girl, my heart's afire
With love's unquenchable desire ;
Say, dearest one, wilt thou be mine,
And join me in the grocery line?"
The maid, in accent sweet, replied :
" Jim, hold the umbrella more my side;
My bran new bonnet's getting wet
111 marry you, you needn't fret."
There is a livery stable keeper in Al
bany who won't let his horses to anybody
without exacting a promise that they
will drive slow. One day a youth who
wanted to go to a funeral applied to the
livery man for a horse. "My friend,
you can have one if you'll agree to
drive slow." "Well, see here, I'm
going to a funeral, and I'm bound to
keep up with the procession if it kills
The lady who tapped her husband
gently with a fan at a party the other
night, and said, "Love, it's growing
late, I think we had better go home," is
the same who after getting home shook
the rolling-pin under his nose and said.
"You infernal old scoundrel, if you
ever look at that mean, nasty, calico
faced, mackerel-eyed thing that you
looked at to-night, I'll bust your head
The following sentence, written out
full, was lately pronounced by a Justice
of tho Peace in Guinnett county, Ga. :
"let the prisner StaN Up. yu, sir, has
bin Found Gnilty, & tried uv the Offenso
of shutin at your Nabor. Yn shal then
betook from the bs-nv this cenrt bj
the honoroble baleef of this court, and
carryed into the adjinen county uv rok
Dale, & thar yu shall remain in Evcr
lastin banishment forever from the hon
orable county of guinnett."
An absent-minded smoker named
Yancy undertook to whisper something
of importance in the ear of old Mr.
Beynold?, Saturday, but in his absent
mindedness neglected to remove his
cigar, the fire end of which was driven
right into the old gentleman's ear. Mr.
Beynolds jumped straight up in the air
about six feet, and on coming down
split Yancy's nose by a well directed
blow. Yancy picked himself up, and
started for home, declaring in a rage
that he'd be hanged before he'd tell old
Beynolds what he was going to. Ban
One of the most curious featnrcs of
tho Yellowstone region is to be found in
the hot springs. On the borders of the
Yellowstone lake are often to be seen
elevated mounds, which jut out from
the shore into the water. These con
tain pools filled with heated water, so
that it is possible for a person stand
ing on the mound to catch trout in tho
lake with the help of a fishing-rod,
and cook them in the boiling spring
J without taking them off the hook,
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