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Another year haa gone to come no more ;
IU hc-iick of Joy and bourn of grief are done
Ti jjone wb're nUier yean bat gone before.
Where all mart rod that erer m begun ;
Where gaunt ami gray obiit ion lotea to dwell,
And infant time flint linped the houra "farewtll."
Btlow the fleecy fold of drifting anow,
like beauty laid at res-t, the verdnre lie.
Beneath the ice, the nilent rhers flow,
The rippling rilia are hidden from our eye,
While time glide by u mvlftjy an the wind,
Ami only leaea bin memories behind.
The pring-tirnc came and, ere it jantedaway,
The vrorid wa robed in lieautyverywhero ;
The blooming rnnea and the new-mown hay
I'erf timed the breezes of the rummer air ;
Then numnirr came, and with her flying gold,
TUc simple tory of a year was told.
yjCjrTi 'hJUJtoaet Ut,
Aim itmetiM borne flja?5atiUhoryviriiiK v
Jnto the Kllriil irm or the pa.it;
.. Aud now, another year hn proudly bring.
Tbr.f aneral dirge it cliauted iy the breeze,
Through the liarc branches of the leaflet treat.
The New Year come with many frowning ftant,
Vet, with a thmiKand proinlrea of joy;
The tom!er rhailM of mat u rer j earn
Our j out hf n I faiicn and fair dreams dcxtroy-
Yrt, heatenly Hope Iookn down, with angel cycx,
I'rom gleauiiiig, golden gate of faradta-.
Ambition oiutH uh to the tollxome way
That lead to worldly honor aud renown;
Yil all life'x fleeting phantouiit intuit decay,
And all our fading fancies totter down
While coining hirdn may lng immortal aongi
Of our great failing aud ptupcnduux wrongn.
Tlicre in one dream that neer fade nor dl
The dream of Hiaten. How man e!ouly grand J
Tho' all life' howling tenitn that ari)e,
Hwr'p o'er the rock of agen win re we Maud;
We glance adown the iiathway we hain trod,
And Irate our imierfctioiiit "all with GoJ.
O.Time! roll dovn thy ceawliFHrourwMifchaugo
With all thy iiiihrrcal light aud fhadc;
O, mjatcry ! Ik fore thy botiudlewi raugo
AH human iiudcrxtaiiding falin dlmnayed ;
Thy eil, that puzzle etery liuman brain,
lly angel only can be reut in twain.
CATCH ISO A TAKTAIf.
A Tradition of Nwrilen.
ChnrlcH XrL of Sweden, Hiirnamcd, on
account of Iiib wnrlikc j)ropon8itieH, by
Iiih atlrairerK, tlio " Lion of the Nortb,
npd by his tletrnctors, with equal jus
tice, perlinpH, the "Miulrnan of tlio
North," accidentally encountored at the
Chateau Ooriz a young creature from
the bankH of the Volga a neico of
Baron Gortz. So powerful was the im-
lrcssion he at once made upon tho
litherto impregnable heart of the hero,
po completely wjis he spell-bouud in her
charms, that ho Hcomcd to lose all recol
lection of other niatterH, even of the dis
astrous battle of Pultowa.
The name of this enchantress was tho
Princess Ikla for hho was a Princess,
her mother, tho Baron's sister, having
married tho Dctman of the Tartars.
Being left an orphan at an early age,
huo had taken up her residence with
Baron Gortz at Stmlsnnd.
Tho Baron was a bit of a historian
or ho thought he was and was then en
gaged in writing a history of the King,
who called upon him often to revise and
correct tho worfc Besides, the Baron
was ono of the crown councillors, and
was often intrusted with important bus
iness of the state.
Charles XII. had that desire which
seems to be inhcrenin the breast of
greatness ho wished to bo loved for
himself alone, without regard to his
state and grandeur. Consequently ho
had himself presented to Ikla under the
simple -title of Count d'Olfen, and in
that name he paid his court to the er
ratic Princess, for her Turtr.r blood
made her disregard many of the con
ventionalities of life, though her uncle
of ten declared that she had the blood of
tho Gortzes full in her veins, and was
no more a Tartar than he was; and
there was not much of the Kalmuck
Baron Gortz w:ts liighly delighted at
tho prospect of becoming tho uncle of
tho King; but that delight was tempered
by n wholcsomo dread r.f his prospect
ive nephew-in-law. For, stripping oil
tho dazzling veil of his military glory,
ho must acknowledge that tho "Lion of
tho North " was an unmitigated tyrant,
and ruled itis subjects in a vory arbi
Baron do Gortz hnd proof of this eno
day, when ho received a letter from tho
King. It contained these words :
" Baron Gortz, information lnw reach od mo
that tho Captain of llubann, GiisUyuh
ltcinold, who wan condoninod to death for
neglect of orclora at tho battlo of Fultovra, but
who escaped beforo the execution of hits (sen
tence, lian been neon in Stralnund. Write iu
Hlautly to tho Governor; loll him I hold him
reeponwblo for tho approhoutuon of this trai
tor. Within livo minutes of hid being taken
and identified, let him bo shot. Aud tho ter
8on in whoio houto ho hhall lc found Bhali bo
forthwith Hhot. CnAULEs."
This letter troubled the good Baron
soroly, for his nieco had made him
proniiso to intercedo for this identical
young officer. Ho broke into a cold
perspiration when he reflected that if ho
did so tho probability was that ho would
get himself shot for his pains. Ho
wished in his heart that the King and
Ikla were married, becauso then ho
slrould bo his uncle, aud he could
novor think of shooting ono of tho royal
Ho wrote the order to the Governor,
and sent it by a servant, who informed
him that an officer of tho police wished
to speak with him. Wondering at this
he hurried to the 'hall below. On his
return, he found Ikla, a sylphid, dark
haired, dark-eyed gipsy of a woman,
gazing listlessly from the large bay win
dow into the street below. She noticed
that ho was in a stato of perturbation.
What is the matter ?' she asked.
"I want to put you on your guard,"
ho exclaimed, breathlessly. " The po
lico have sent to say they have reason to
believe that a yonng man is concealed
Romowhere in my chateau."
"I know it," answered Ikla, coollv.
" I concealed him."
"Who!" exclaimed the astonished
Baron. " Who is he?"
' Gustavns Beinold."
The Baron tittered a dismal groan.
" Ikla, you havo murdered me !" he
cried, and sank feebly into-a chair.
Not so bad as that, I hope," she re
I tell you that whoever harbors the
traitor is to be shot !" exclaimed the
frightened Baron, irately.
"Tou know well that Gustavns is no
"What signifies that? U the King
orders it, he must be shot and so must
I!" And the Baron groaned again.
" What made you vake so fatal an inter
est iu this wretched youag man ?"
"His misfortunes," replied Ikla.
"He is innocent ; I know it, and my
dear mother, yonr sister, knew it also.
Forced by a cruel and unjust sentence
to fly Iris country be found refuge and
safety m ours."
"Then, why the deuce did he leave
" To follow me when you sent for me.
Finding the pnrsuit so hot, I thought
the best asylum for him was your
At this moment, a servant entered the
room, and announced Count D'Olfen.
The Baron's visage brightened, with a
hopeful idea. - , '
" Thereifl but one cllance for us all !"
he exclaimed, " marry ther-Cotmt, and
then " he checked himself abruptly.
"If it depends on that,. our chance is
small," fihe returned roguishly; but
listen to mo obey me, audal.will yet
be well. I intend to play a desperalo
game ; but, if I win, 1 shall save a life
of far more value than my own."
She held a rapid conference with the
Uaron ; and though he listened to her
at first with astonishment and alarm,
she liually won him over to her purpose,
and he promised to assist her, though it
was with fear aud trembling. But he
had pretty well made up his mind by
this time that he should bo shot any
way, and ho thought it did not make
much difference for what.
Ho withdrew, and Charles XIX. as
Count D'Olfen, entered tho room, nc
wore the uniform of his favorite regi
ment ; a light blue coat trimmed with
gold, and the corners of the skirts
turned back ; high boots of black leather,
to which a formidable pair of spurs
were attached ; a three-cornered black
hat ; a black stock ; buff gauntlets, and
a heavy sword. He looked more like a
warrior equipped for the field than a
fond lover seeking his lady's bower.
He felt like a timid school-boy in the
presence of his exquisite beauty, who
had stormed the outworks of his heart,
and penetrated to the very citadel.
Would anv one believe that he wns
In her turn, Dria also had her reflec
tions. "He seeks a Tartar," she thought;
"he shall find one."
" What, Count," she exclaimed, "in
regimentals? How devoted you must
bo to the King."
" Well, I am," he exclaimed ; " but I
came here, as well as I can recollect, to
tell you how devoted I am to you only
I confess myself awkward in these mat
ters. I never cared for a wman till I
" Why, Cojqit, you must bo tho very
counterpart of the King," cried Ikla,
coqnettishly. "They say he hates
" He docs no such thing," replied
"How do you know?" she asked
" I think I know him."
" You might as well say you think you
How ?" he said suspiciously.
" Which no man does."
" Oh, I know you, at all events. I
know what a taking, striking, bewitching
little creature you aro ! Above all, I
know how I love you ! I am a plain,
blunt soldier, and like to know tho Avorst
that can happen to me. Do you love
"Is that the worst that can happen
you ?" she asked demurely.
"Jkla, I generally get the best of it
at blows ; but I own you beat mo on
words. I shall simply return to tho
charge. Do you love mo ?"
" 1 must have proof of your love be
fore I answer that."
"Would you grant any little whim of
" Certainly I would."
" Don't make any rash promises."
"I swear it."
Ikla laughed gleefully, went into an
adjoining room, and brought forward an
antique costume, such as had been worn
by tho dames of fifty years ago.
" I have the greatest desire to see how
you would look dressed as my grand
mother," she cried.
The King was appalled.
" Death and tho dev ," he began.
" Oh, fie ! no swearing in a lady's
presence, she said,checkiug him. "But
1 am glad I havo discovered what your
love amounts to."
He expostulated with her, and ended,
as common mortals do, in submitting to
a woman's will.
She then dressed him in the heavy
brocade dress, and then tied the high,
starched cap tightly under his chin.
" Faugh !" he cried in disgust, " this
dress makes mo smell like a muskrat."
" You don't like perfumes, then ?"
" Xo yes ; one guuiowder l" Pm
like CharlesXII., and there's no perfume
for mo but gunpowder.
" Oil, that I were his wife !" exclaimed
He regarded her in pleased surprise.
"What, aro you hi love with the
" Oh, dear, no ! Only I might be in
clined to sacrifice one's self for the good
of one's country.
Charles smiled grimly.
" Yon are vastly condescending," ho
replied. " Aud, pray, what else would
you do for the good of yonr country ?"
"I v-onld soften his character." I
would tame this lion ; and he should
soon bo as much beloved as he is already
admired and feared."
" Andhow is this to be accomplished ?"
"Sit down and let me tell yon.
Thero now, you must fancy yourself
Charles XIL" "
"WelLI do," ho answered with a
"Consider me the queen," she con
tinued, :nd drew her chair beside
tl Go on," he cried, rather pleased
with the conceit.
"I should devote my life to obtain
ing and securing his entire confidence,"'
" We will suppose you have it" -
"Then I should use it to make him
submit, on all fitting occasions, to my
sovereign will. I would teach him the
true value of his noblest pitirocative."
" Which is "
"tome, come, CbarleH XIL
vcn i know but ho is just."
" Not always. Witness the cas
Charles started, and glanced at her
"What do you know of that culprit?"
"His sentence is nnjust," she an
swered, -firmly, " and therefore a fit ob
ject for the interference of the queen."
She rose, went to the table and took a
faper from it " Now, if 1 were Queen,
would approach the King, as I do you,
with this paper in my hand." She
walked up to him with dignity. "I
wonld say to him,. Sir, your honor and
your glory both require that yon should
put your name to this sign."
Ho took the paper from licr in sur
prise, and looked at it.
' A pardon for Captain Reinold," he
exclaimed, and his brow darkened
angrily. " Indeed, then my dear littlo
friend "if I were CharlesXII. this
would be my answer."
He tore up tlio paper.
Nothing discomposed, she immedi
ately drew another paper from her
"Then," she said, and knelt at his
feet, pleadingly, as she spoke, " King
of Sweden, your eyes arc blinded, not
by justice, but by anger. When Cap
tain Kcinold was intrusted with that or
der, he found the battle of Pultowa
irretrievably lost ; if ho had delivered
it. he would onlv havo caused a mas
sacre of the Swedish prisoners by the re
morseless Russians. For this reason
alone he did not deliver it, and thus in
curred your Majesty's displeasure."
" I desire to know the reason of the
extraordinary interest you take in this
young man ?"ho asked.
"You shall know, Count," she an
swered, "when you havo promised to
obtain his pardon from the King."
" I will make no such promise," cried
A timid knocking at the door uis-
Ufc uiu uoor uih-
turned them. Ikla would have opened J, 4'-m J ,V -imiTS T ,T ' ,6
it. but Charles, aware of the ridinnlmia . ll lth ""jtlnng short of a photographic
manner m which lie was dressed, re
strained her. Then the voice of the
Baron whb heard, in very tremulous ac-
cents, declaring that the royal council
was assembled, and awaited the pres
ence of the Count.
Charles, in dismay, begged Jkla to re
move tho dress, for he found it impos
sible to do so ; but she onlj laughed at
" Wretched girl," he exclaimed,
angrily, "you have forced me to de
clare myself, lam the King."
But she .only laughed the louder.
" Sire," she answered with mocking
courtesy, " 1 havo known it from
first. Sign the pardon, therefore,
will at once admit the council."
The king was obliged to acknowledge
himself vanquished. He signed the
pardon, and Ikla freed him from the
obnoxious garments. Then sho ad
mitted hor undo, and informed tho
King that he was all the council there
was assembled, and reassured the poor
Baron, who looked half frightened to
death for his share in the little plot.
"Baron do Gortz," said Charles,
" for certain reasons I have pardoned
Captain Keinold. Let this pardon be
sent to him at once."
Ikla took the pardon.
"There is no occasion to send it,
sire," she said, archly. " I can deliver
it myself. Gustavus is concealed in the
" Gustavus again !'' cried the King,
sharply. " Js this man your lover ?"
"He is; and would have been my
" Ihen you have deceived
" Xo, sire ; you deceived yourself.
Had I been ambitious, I might have
sealed your ruin ; as it is, I have saved
Sweden from a. Queen who would not
have been worthy of hor, and restored
to her a King who is."
He was determined she should not
beat him every way.
"Ikla," lu exclaimed, "Twill restore
Reinold to favor, and make liim a
colonel ; and, as I still have my doubts
about lum, let you marry him. No
doutit you will teach him to obey
orders in future ; and may he not
" That he has caught a Tartar !"
The Influence of Xcwj, papers.
Tho Boston Iravcllcr states that a
school teacher who had enjoyed the
benefit of a long practice of his profes
sion, and had watched closely the influ
ence of a newspaper ujkui the minds of
a family of children, gives as a result of
his observation that without exception
those scholars of both sexes and tillages
who have access to newspapers at home,
when compared with those who have
not, are : 1. Better readers, excelling
in pronunciation, and consequently
read uioro nndcrstandingly 2. They
are better spellers, and define word's
with ease and accuracy. 3. They ob
tain a partial knowledge of geography
in almost half tho time it requires
others, as the newspaper ha made
them familiar with the location of ini
lortant places and nations, their gov
ernments end doings. 4. They are bet
ter gramtaarians, for having become
familiar with every variety of style in
the newspaper, from commonplace ad
vertisements to the finished aud classi
cal oratior of the statesman, they more
readily comprehend tho meaning of the
text, and t-ousequently analyze its con
tents with accuracy.
Heat and Disease.
During the reheating of the furnaces
of an iron establishment in England,
?ays the llritieh Journal of Science, the
men worked when the "thermometer,
placed so as not to be influenced by the
radiation of heat from the open doors,
marked 120 degrees. In the Bessemer
pits, the men continue a kind of labor,
requiring great muscular effort, at 140
degrees. In some of the operations of
glass-making, the ordinary summer
working temperature is considerably
over 100, and the radiant heat to which
the workmen are subjected far exceeds
212 degrees. In a Turkish bath, the
shampocwrs continue four or five hours
at a time in a moist atmosphere at tem
perature ranging from 105 to 110 de
grees, lii enamel works, men labor
daily in a heat of over 300 degrees. On
the Bed sea steamers, the temperature
of tho t loke-hole is 145 degrees. And
yet in none of tfcee cases does any
special form or tvpe of disease develop
Song of the seeds Put me immy little
bed. .- 4y
Tiie rich man's blunders 'pats current
for wise maxims. v
America imported 114 Li&8and 230
physicians last year. " 1tf
Pdncii says the unfortunate man's
friends live a long way ofE h&
Every eight mtnatM, nigaitrfawd day,
one person dies, mSky five minutes one
is born, in tho city of Londoaif
Statistics show that of the wrcigners
coming to this country last yjr 220,000
wero Catholics and 207.000 Jlstants.
.VS"8-,- ' - V rf -. Wi. .
Jins. Jjaw, ol Vermont, Teaueu her
husband a liur eight years ago, and he
has not spoken to her since, though re
maining in the house.
Kaiser William could sit his horse
under a shower of bullets, but when it
came to having an aching tooth drawn,
he took chloroform.
Tim standing army of the new Ger
man Empire is rather a formidable ar
ray, comprising b2o,TM men, 50,250
horses, and 57G field guns.
Mrs. Sam Colt, of Hartford, sicrns
every check and order for money used
by her revolvor foundry, and tikes a
walk through the establishment twico a
There aro in the full House 293 mem
bers, deducting nine vacancies. There
aro now 283 members 100 straight-out
Republicans, Si) Democrats, aud 4 Lib
erals. Mr. Jtdfjst does business in Cleve
land. Thero is one advantage about
Ar Ti.ir:..i. ;' ,. ,
A SpVUt'.nr. IVJi Offics fnnnnr rnicnii
' a thousand dollars' worth of onions to
the acre, and doesn't belonir to the
I giange either. He thinks he is strong
i enough without it.
TnE English mine 120,000,000 tons of
coal a year. Of these, 75,000,000 go for
' home manufactures ; 10,000,000 for ex
port ; 20,000,000 in smelting, forging,
j coal-cetting and the like, and only
, 15,000,000 are used for domestic pur
poses. I From a return just issued, it annenrs
1 that during tho last twelve years En-
! fihiud has expended a sum equal to
I S32,G-1G,!)89 upon coast fortifications,
distributed for the most part at Ports
mouth, Plymouth, Portland, Pembroke,
Shcemcss, Dover, Graveseud, Chatham
A society has beeu formed, in Hel
gium for collecting all waste paper and
j selling it lor the ueneht ol the Pope.
. The socipty has appealed to all tho pos
sessors of "bad books, such as the
works of Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot,
I Volney, and other detestable authors,"
10 hand them over as waste paper.
The foreign trade of Great Britain
has not been satisfactory to her mer
chants this year so far. That nation
sold $32,500,000 .less of cotton, linen.
J silk and woolen fabrics, and had to buy
cw,uw,uwp more oi articles oi ioou in
the first nine months of this year than
in the corresponding period last year.
The Bingham Canon railroad in Utah
cost only 1 11 per mile. The Salt Lake
Tribune says that it is the cheapest rail
road ever built in any country, and
demonstrates the fact that the great
mineral resomces of Utah can be de
veloped in an extraordinarily short time
by reason of their ability to build rail
roads at a cost but little above that of
an ordinary wagon road.
(ircat Paris Banker.
The Paris correspondent of tho New
York Times reviews the career of the
eminentbanker, M. Biscfioffsheira, whose
death was recently announced by tele
graph. He leaves a fortune which is
estimated at between 70.000.000 and
J 80,000,000 of francs, and all made by
(himself. Ho not .only deprived him-
scn, uiu ins iamiiy, oi ail ont the bare
necessaries of life. It was only a few
years ago that he could afford to have
wine upon his tabic, and the ordinary
delicacies of life were sternly forbidden.
M. Bischoffshoim has two sons and
one daughter, and the former are well
known to every flaneur upon the boule
vards. They are seen on every public
occasion, but, although living in the
midst of wealth, they have lived in the
midst of great privation. The. two men
wero only too glad to flecT from the
paternal roof, but the income allowed
them was insufficient. Naturally they
were led into debt and folly. After one
scene tho father allowed the elder an
apartment and a Victoria with one
horse, but this concession was made by
protocol, and a regular agreement was
signed. This document enumerated
what the 3-onng man of 30 odd must not
do. and the moment a single stipulation
was violated supplies were cut off im
mediately. In this way two young men,
with good hearts and "a fair amount of
brains, have been rendered unfit for any
pnblic dnties, and they will live out
their days in the enjoyment of a wealth
of which they were deprived in the days
of youth, l'he Bischoffsheims are very
ranch liked for their politeness and amia
bility, and.evcrybody in Parisian society
has sympathized most heartily in their
deprivations. Neither are married, and
they now have something like five and
twenty millions each.
Serpesis of the Yeast. One of the
most remarkable illustrations of the
mysterious line that separates the
deadly antl the wholesome in nature is
given in the JEnglih Medical JPrcsr,
which t-tatcs that the poison of the
cobra, the most deadly of the East
India serpents, has been chemically an
nalyzed, with the following results:
Carbon, 46 ; nitrogen, 13 ; oxygen, 6 ;
sulphur, 24 ; and hydrogen, la This is
exactly the composition of beer yeast.
The latter is nsed in manufacturing the J
uiu in uif ureau ; me lonaer is so
deadly in its nature that, even when
taken from the cake and preserved,
and afterward injected under the skin
of animals, it is immediately fat!
Reminiscences of Dcnrer Life.
Denver letter to the Chicago Tribune.)
It seems incredible that this city is
only twelve years old, having been in
corporated in 1801 ; but such is the fact.
Denver, however, has had its history,
as well as other towns in the West ; and
for a long time it was the resort of a
gang of desperadoes, gamblers, and
thieves, who seized upon the offices of
the city, and really attempted to com
mit their crimes in tho name of the law.
These cut-throat at one time controlled
everything, elected the municipal of
ficers, possessed themselves of the
wealth of the citv. intimidated the ed
itors and Justices, and held 'high carni
val of crime. .
A desperado nanledaincs -Gordon-killed
an inoffensive German, and the
German people roused to action. Gor
don tied to a ranche, and a strong party
surrounded it, when the desperado came
forth on a swift horse and dashed
through his pursuers. A shower of bul
lets followed him, but he escaped un
harmed. A mass meeting was then
called in Denver, money raised, aud
officers sent after the fugitive. Thev
trailed him 1,700 miles, and at bust cap
tured him near the Indian Territory,
and took him to Leavenworth. Here
Gordon's friends got a writ of habeas i
corpus, and took him from the Denver
officers. Again Gordon was about to
escape ; but tho Germans of Leaven
worth gathered in a mob, attacked tho
officers of the law, and recaptured the
desperado. Three times the mob had
a rope around Gordon's nek, but were
prevented from hanging him by the
civil officers. In the scutlle the prison
er's clothes were torn from his back
and he was so badly beaten that he
begged some one to shoot him on the
spot. At last it was agreed that Gor
don should be taken back to Denver for
trial, and upon this promise the mob
dispersed. He was delivered over to
Mr. Middaugh, the leading officer from
Denver. His trial was sliort, and he
was convicted of murder and sentenced
to bo hanged. After a week given
him to prepare for death, he was exe
cuted. The editor of the J!oc; Mountain
Xcwk made some comments on a mur
der, which offended tho desperadoes,
and they attacked his office. While Mr.
Bycrs, one of the editors, was sitting in
an office talking with three Northern
gentlemen, four gamblers rushed in,
seized him, dragged him to a drinking
saloon, and would have murdered him
but for the interference of friends. The
gamblers then went to the printing
office, but wero prevented from destroy
ing it bv the typos, who had armed
themselves with guns and revolvers.
Several shots were fired ; but the rnf-
lians, seeing the citizens were finning,
fled and hid themselves. The aroused
citizens made a general search, and
Steele, the ringleader
of the band, was
taken aud shot.
Another of the gamblers was captured,
aud about to be hanged, when he begge.'
the people to spare his life and permit
him to leave Xho country. The tines
tiou was put to vote, and carried by a ,
small maiontv, to spare mm, on con
dition that he would quit Denver at
once and forever ; which he did.
A man named Ford committed a mur
der under peculiarly-aggravatingcircum
stunnps nml m innti'tuwl but. lining u I
bad man. and emboldened bv his first i
success, he soon
der in cold blood.
i afterward did a mur-
1, when the people rose '
his execution Ford
rtoil lint n nrimtniftnn i Viirilnntu fl.
....v., .,..v .. W.U1H1..VV .. .- W.
lowed him, took him from a stage-coach,
aud shot him by the road-side.
Another mnrderer lied to the Indians;
but the Vigilants followed day and
night, over mountain and plain, until he
was taken aud hung.
Steele had a brother, who had sworn
to take the life of Mr. Pollock, who had
shot his brother. One day they met on
the highway in Denver ; but Pollock,
seeing Steele first, covered him with
his rifle, and called him to pass on.
Steele did so, the deadly tube bearing
on him until he was out of range. Two
years afterward these men met in New
Mexico, aud simultaneously recognized
each other. Both fired ; but Pollock es
caped, while Steele fell with a ball
through his brain.
Jt was over this
rough road of blood Denver found
peace, and became the quiet and orderly
city she is to-day. Her citizens banded
together for her defense, and became a
law unto themselves.
Dixon has told us that " From three
to five persons were usually killed dur
ing the night, and sometimes in open
day, in Denver;" and, although this
statement has been vigorously denied, j
it is probable that, at one time in the
cany uisiory oi tne city, it came near
being the truth. Richardson tells us
the printing-offices were aruenals, and
that both editors and typos went armed
about their work, presenting between
themselves and the desperados a sort of
" armed nentraltiy." He aho assures
us that he saw a murderer condemned to
death in the following manner :
.Indge : "The jury have found
you ruiltv : have von anvthinc to sav -
J...V. jnj W...1. .tsiuai
why sentence of death should not be
passed upon yon ?"
Prisoner " I have nothing to sav."
Judge "Then I will snbmit' the
question to this assemblage f about 400
people. All you who believe in this
verdict say Aye.' A roar of affirma
tives. All who opposed, No. A fee
ble No,' the prisoner alone voting in
Judge "Prisoner, you will be hanged
Prisoner "Thank you." Roars of
The oil springs of Canada appear to
have proved no better investment than
those of Pennsylvania. From the first
discovery of petroleum to Jhc present .
time savs the Toronto Globc-thc his-
tory of its production and manufacture
has been marked with disaster to thos
who embarked their fortunes in them.
That paper estimates the capita! actually
destroyed nothing whatever left to
Hhow for it at no Iesa than $.",000,000 J
.Inn. TU....::i: x t.v I
""""v. auc p.criiv CVUUIIIUU OI tUll-
welL Petrolia, and other plsces is hardly
less deplorable than that of Pithole
City, whose 25,000 inhabitants hare
been reduced to twelve families.
It would be advisable for all persons
liable to accidents, ni women, children,
and editors, to carry with them romc
indellible mark by which they may be
known, in case of casuality, and thus
save trouble. An auchoi in India ink
with "John Smith, my name : Podnuk,
my stntion; the world my dwelling place,
and I don't knww inv destination," is
appropriate and useful. We have car
ried this device on our left arm for sixty
years, with the addition of ahtrawberrv
j mark, and never hivu felt lost yet, ex
cept when a duu came with a bill. For
the neglect of this simple prt caution a
woman of Providence left that city pouio
-time ago to go aud take care of her sis
ter,,whojn; vick.jsi JFaljUtiyer. tixijjg,
no time for her return except that it
would bo when her sNter was better.
She did not write home. After a while
the sister recovering, she started home- j
want, in ii:e x'rovuience none cars
she fell dead. The only marked cloth
ing that sho had was a borrowed ioeket
handkerchief ; and when a description
of her. was published no one came for
ward to identify her. Her sister snp
iosed she was at home ; her husband
supMKed that she was still at herister's.
The lnnly was taken to tho morgue, and
has been lying there since the first of
November. Within a day or two one of
tho Fall River friends went to Provi
dence to see her, and then the fact was
developed that she had not arrived. In
quiry was made and tho truth was then
learned. A singular feature of the case
is that every day since tho body had
been in the mortrue tho husband had
been at work within two hundred feet
of tho building, entirely uucouciouK of
the fact that his wife lay in there dead.
One Hundred Years Ago.
One hundred and ten years ago there
was not a single white man in Kentucky,
Ohio, Indiana, or Illinois. Then, what
is the most flourishing part of America
was as little known as the country
around tho mysterious mountains of the
moon. It was not until 1707 that lloonu
left his home in North Carolina, to be
come the first pioneer settler in Ken
tucky. The first pioneer of Ohio did not
settle until 20 years after. Canada be
longed to France, and tho population
did uot exceed half a million of people.
A hundred years ago tho great Fred
erick of Prussia was performing those
great exploits which have maths his
name immortal in military annuls, and
sustaining a single contest with Russia.
Austria and France, the three great
powers of Europe combined. Wash-
wiui ins nine monareliT whs
, lugton was a modest
J and the great
events in the history of
the two worlds in which these great but
dissimilar men took leading parts were i
I then scarcely foreshadowed.
years ago the I mtcd States vvcre tho
most loyal part of the British Empire, '
and on the political horizon no speck
indicated the struggle which, within a ,
score of jears thereafter, established
the Kreat Republic of the world. A
hundred years ago there were but four f
newspaper in America ! Steam engines
, had not been imagined, railroads and
! telegraphs had not entered into the re-
motest conception of men. When we
come to look back at it through the
VIHltt OI history, WO lllld that to tllO CCI1-
nr7 i,wt passed has been allotted more
"nportant even te in their bearing upon ;
thft lPl"ess of the world, than almost
IS?" wLldl l,M iM "iW th '
The Swedes and Norwegians.
A correspondent of the NcicnOjir
American writes that "never could
more dissimilar nations be united under
one government than Norway and Swe-
) den. Norway clings with the most ab
surd tenacity to old things and old wavs
of doing them, while Sweden is ready
to advance with the rest of the worhf.
i The difference appears strikingly on the
line of railroad lietwccn Christiana and
Stockholm. The road is about 400
miles long, of which, say, 100 are in
Norway and 300 in Sweden. The time
for express trains is about twenty hours.
Of this something like 8 hours is taken
for tho Norwegian 100 milcsleaving 12
hours really only 11 hours for the
.,vi;bii ann mil .r io miu -n;..!, I
o5 m:w, IM?r i.ou ' nnt mo.t 0er thn S
travel in Norway is by the very old
fashion of cariolcs and post-horses, the
principal roads under Government
care being in good order and the speed
averaging, with push, six or seven mile
Ier hour. The American Consul iii
Christiana which is the only active
" part of Norway is trying liard to get
onr movers and reapera into
though thus far with indif
though thus far with indifferent suc
cess. In Sweden these things are being
taken hold of with something like free
dom. Mr. IJacela's Relitrioai View.
The Hon. William IL Iferruinii- th
law-partner of President Lincoln, lias
grown weary of the attacks upon his '
veracity indnlged in by Dr. Holland,
, - , -- ., -. . . . . i
ur 1 ?na ptners, who have msisU-d i
ln 1 ieiA.ln . --- , f II. .4. . . Is
that .Mr. .Lincoln became a Christian in ,
wie iiiier jeare ox hih me, anu uas ueur- . frar.ds. The leaves of other plant are
ered a lectnre in Springfield to estalv ! largely n.ed, and 'plumbago, iron filings
lish the truth of his statement thnt the ami ?ilDl WCre found in it t giv weight
President died as had lived, outside uf . t., the i. Altogether, the invwtiga
the Christian faith. He engages in the tiou revealed a condition of thing br
discussion with the Ixldness and energy no mean.H calculated to " whet thcaptxj'
charactenstic of him, and certainly , tii4i" for tea. It m an old saying that
goes far to invalidate much of the testi- ,f people would relish a meal, tliy mnt
mony relied uion by the chaminons of j ,, a-ray from tho kitrhro. So with
Mr. Lincoln' orthodoxy. The trutblfea; jf IeopIe would enjor iUj flavor
probably is that Mr. Lincoln was one of . and stimulating effect, they ranst not
the most reticent sen who ever lived in j too closeiv Mxniin&e the material which
legsia w ni own spiritual exercises.
i He had a deep respect for religion
for its outward symbols and forms. He
had alro a profoundly religions sense,
sometiraes approaching mysticiMn. But
. it will bfi U Jmnowrilc (n nmrn tVmt li
was a Christian m to prove that he was
not, and hiilorian and biographers will
aiTide upon this question, a they are
divided now, according to their" own
personal beliefs or dubeliefc Xtu;
Ccba is a little lanrer tha
sippi. New York cr Tennessee, and has
about the population of the Lwt nais!
State, perhaps 1,333,000, of whom 33,000
are alare?. Cab 13 660 miles Ioe, end
135 wide at the widest point.
RATB8 OF ADVEmsnia:
On iach, Brt lanioiu .. $ jn
" nil alwr'iutat lnrrt5on. . u
" thrrw nn..tt. jjjj
4 twrlt taocttu is.n
Quarter column, thrt mi-nti... tVN
lx iwotsi. 2.m
" IitItk raoulh. a.tu
Half column, thrr month 30,10
" " ait aaaalfc. 3lrtl
twrtva month. frtoo
One column, thrro month. &l.ou
" i month , M,n,
Marrlac and Obiluary Kotic frr. I--l n
tW 10c rr liar. Traalrnt anil Icl AtlTTrt
mrsta yahl In ln&ct Trartj alrrrtUrmeoU
A prar ol.l man MM at th ror ;
I-mjJ ranc the Nll aol clar ;
Tho Lour m tnMnicM. at4 ll tuuf,
Ttw !! BT of the Year.
Auit, a be Kull, tbe oi 1 man tur.
Ami Utitrtirtt bctxa'h hi lrrtti ;
He Iu;hnl anil aiii: ilJ W; tt jtt
!! W41nl a knfH fur tlrytb.
' OM roau." all I, 'thl htu-U. uiUtlt
SrBi illy out of Jlce ;
A !eniu chant, a illrjr, or Jrrr
WoiiM War a trttrr Rrt--. '
T! OM Yr tUr wrtsbnl J.wn h i,
Wrlshr.1 ilowu tth mlrnt :
Come, XatH tn Aoa Mh nre antl nwntu t
CJcne ynu tn tnj Luat,'
1 mourn Mt frlhr f," M h I
" A r life I tj;ln.
I .In nt rtnz the obi Year out
I rlui the rr Yrr tu.
" " Why-itf ye wih to rriurMaotltlei?-:
ThW hour I not tor teara ;
The tar ! Hi e htn te.lit. iMtr,
AUue the romluc ya !
" I Uuctt art iw: fr rrj y).
Ami not ntth r!uiiil mirth ;
iUvt lr. 1 toll JU't tur tte ilea.!
I i lehrate a litrth.
Come, turn yixtr WcV ujn the jutt.
An.l Mil rtuir bW lwue ;
The llillt In lrV, tilt thru, Kl lr,
Jiv cvnirth with the Un.
Tun best remedy for meroantilo
troubles A liberal use of printer' ink.
Why is a ioker like an angry word ?
Because it stirs up a smonhbniig fire.
What is that which no one wishes t
have and no ono wishes to ke ? A bald
When is an encampment most likuly
to burn well? When tho tcutt aro
Tin: most sentimental uerciM yet
known is said t bo woman' eye kw mi
ming in tears.
Inciiciiiiiu: a it may seem, many of
the richest planter in Jamaica live on
Why is a sol.ir eclipse bko a woman
whipping her boy ? Because it' n hid
ing vi the nun.
When doe mortification ensue?
When you Kp tlio question and aro
answered "No '"
Why is blind-man's-buff like sympa
thy ? Because it i a fellow feulit-.g for
" What is vour name, little girl ?"
"Minnie." "Minnie what?" " Min-
Don't ; that's what mamma calm
Mum. Jkvkins complained in the even-
' ihs l,, tnrKoy shohnd eaten diiln t
" w,n- "I'n'hably Haul Jenkins,
j " ,l Ws" not a hen turkey. "Ho got a
glass of water in his face.
" Who cut vour clothe. Tommy?"
asked a visitor of a
boy. "Well." said
and pa cuts my
! " ma cuts my pants,
A rATiinn, ill cMsoling his daughter,
who kad loftt bet husband, mid : "I
don't wonder yuti grieve for him. mr
Hn'Id ; you will never find hi equal.1'
' I don t know iu I m" rextKimlod tho
sobbing widow, " but I'll do my best
The father felt comforted.
A rnEAi'tiEit took up u collection on
Sunday, and found, when lua hat wiw
returned, that then wasn't n penny iu
it. " I thank my God," said ho, turn
ing the hat upside down and tapping
the crown of it with his hand, "that I
,mV), t ,mt bnok f
" Do vou go to schoo
from this congro-
go to school now, tannic t
" icj, sir; I had a fight to-day, to.
" You had? Which whiped ?ft " Oil,
I got whipped," ho replied wilhgre.it
frankness. " Was the other lwiy bigger
than you ?" " No, he wan littler.1 " Well,
how cune you to let a littler boy whip
vou ?" " Oh, you eo ho was madder nor
Decline of MethodNm.
deal has been sntd of
decline of Muthodinm, par
ticularly in New York. TheiVorivf
rm f'hriftian Advorafr tike no stck
in these stories, and jiret'nU tho fol-
lowing interesting table. Tho figure
' stand for communicaiitA :
Cfi. In U. !(). tt i. l"Tt.
f Albany .. l.fl VVI l,7v. X'
' lultlmnrr.... . 1V70H 1I,h3 I6.WM Ift.Mfi
i IVrtm I,WI l,Tt X.71 M
i;n!kiyt . .. 1,-w. iftn 3.XI iHjm
lluffal" ... 2TJ 4T 771 1.3f
I 1l!rai(u . - . lit MO I,(H 4.177
fTereUud IM 9U Xjfii
Cincinnati. . . 2.7V. 3,17 3,c.S ,rt
Iirolt. 511 V-t n I.HJ
Ii.JUmi.-ib 9T7 1.IY3 1377 3,
Hartfonl. CU Sfr) Sl 375 K
Iw.JI I.WB ' I.SW J.'
Mllvankr HI 2-7 (77 J.IWI
Newark . . TMl l,1l WK ii
NewHateti U 3M i.Vm , 1.J01
1 New York 6,1K h3 II.II ViJi
FLiUJe);tia ,!? ?,". I7.WI 1J.
mtxiiunch !'! i,xi is 'xa
j IVrUar!, lie 7J 7W l.'7 'MX
' ITorMeare. ilH Tl I,t ITM
, w.lmU esi 'Mi m .tm
1 Wllmltiton. IMI. TBI 1.3OT JAW 2.7
Wrre.trr, Ma. . 21 -I '? I.IM3
Wabiatwti, U. C l.7 2,WI 3,IM ,
Total iJV-OS SI.S3 73KO 10MI
Thc extent io which tiwi are adulter-
atrA imr lw tnfVtrr-l from tlin tswt Hint
ont of twenty sample analyzed m Lon-
don, only one was
found lxti from
. U comr-d of.
r Has5afoki k Tnoaro.vf Snbfcrip-
' uon Book Publishers, Chicago, have in
press au exlisnstiYe History of the
Pmurt-u' irvrin U ITi T T.
aa. Editor Wtrn Raral, ose of our
ablest and best known azricnltaral wri-
ten. Its title U Thb GfcocNWjwaix. It
' will be the standard work os GraBgee,
Club, etc, and i certain to prove
pent fat. Book .Agents, aod Farraer?
especially, ihold read tJae pub!iaher'
aulvertiteicpt. It is bod to clL
Thk Losdoci TinUA ty tkal hi e- iv
lived mj quickly xa tl Um&4 S'.a'.e
that a m wha ha beta Art years iat
pubUc life if Jot veUraa-
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