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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
X.LTHOXAH KdJter.
"BED CLOUD.
NEBRASKA.
The History of a Lawsuit IiivsJvias; a
Tart of the City of New Ortoaas.
A dispatch from New Orleans an
nounces that Judge Billings, of the
United States District Court at that
place, has rendered a decision in the
case of Mrs. Ifyra Clark Gaines who
claims several millions of dollars' worth
of property in that city, in favor of the
claimant This is a phase of one of the
longest and most interesting lawsuits
in the annals of American jurispru
dence. The history of the case Is briefly
as follows: Mrs. Gaines is the widow
of General Edmund Pendleton Gaines,
and was born in New Orleans in 1805.
Iler father, Daniel Clark, was bom in
the County Sligo, Ireland, in 17C6and
emigrating to New Orleans, inherited
a considerable property from his uncle
in 1799. Before the acquisition of Lou
isiana he was American Consul there,
and represented the Territory in Con
gress in 1800. In August, 1813, Daniel
Clark died, and his property was dis
posed of under a will, dated May 20th,
1811, which gave the bulk of his estate
to his mother, Mary Clark, who was
then living in Germantown.Ta. He
'X Mi war also supposed to be a bachelor, .but
-Is - ' was known to have had a "liason" with
a very beautiful young Creole, Zulime
des Granges. Two daughters were born
of this connection, one at Philadelphia
in April, 1802, and the other, Myra, at
New Orleans in 1805. The latter was
taken to the house of Colonel Davis, a
,'friend of 4 Clark's, nursed "by a Mrs.
Harper, and grew up in Philadelphia,
where she was known as Myra Davis.
& i gjn 1880, Mr. Davis, being then a mem
ber of the Pennsylvania Legislature,
sent home for certain papers, and, in
searching for these, Myra discovered
-' 8onMjatteraswbicbBartiaUy.wvieaJei
8ift niie'secreVof lieri)Trth, aHaTef tMe
foundation of the lawsuit which has
. jFK si since bcoiQe fSmous. , 7 fj .
' In -832she married W. W. Whitney,
rf "Motir "Wr- ixrtin in folla-iri- nw li
f MS AiacoverybjrMy&rflg iectjrfi
11 W"i 9m Colol iWisW.-lft.-r wfnci' H
gave an account of a will made by Clark
in 1813, just before;hif taih, grfiajf all
his large estate feT Myra,3 and 'acknowl
edging her as his legitimate daughter.
Mr. and MrsWhitneyi went immedi
ately to Cuba, and there, after a long
search, discovered the writer of the
letter, and, with the aid of evidence
given by him,vbegan suit in New Or
leans for the property of Daniel Clark,
which Lad in the meantime Tbecome im
mensely valuable, and included a great
part of the present business quarter of
the city. , On th;iaPpf this suit the
Mrs. Harper abqvtf mentioned testified
that, four weeks before'his death, Clark
showed her the will he had made In
favor of Myra, and acknowledged the
child's legitimacy. Baron de Boiston
taine testified that Clark had made the
same statements to him. On this and
other corroborative evidonce the lost
will was received bv thp.Sunr.mi n.rt I
or Louisiana, on February 18, 1856, as
the last'wilTand testament of Daniel
Clark, though the document itself could
not be found. The objection was then
interposed that by the laws of Loui
siana a testator could not make devises
to his adulterine bastard. On this point,
however, two sisters of Myra's mother
testiDei that Zulime des Granges was
privately married to Clark in their
presence in Philadelphia, in 1803, by a
Catholic priest, it having been learned
that Zulime's reputed husband, Des
Granges, had another wife living, and
was therefore not legally married. In
another suit growing out of this dif
ficult the TJnited States SupremeCourt
decided that the marriage and legiti-
uiuvy ol juyra was established.
-. In.Ui5meantime.Mr.Whitneydied,
v WstwWowmiuTied General Gaines,
whom she has also outlived. Assisted
by the General, Mrs. Gaines continued
her litigation, and in 1856, in the Su-
' I preme Court of the United States, filed
a bill in equity to recover valuable real
estate, therein the possession of the city
&1 5ewrinand a decision in her
.,- faVOr Was rendrp1 in icfl-r m -
xavor was rendered in 1867. The valua
of the property claimed was estimated
in 1861 at 835,000,000, of which Mrs.
Gaines had up to 1874 obtained posses,,
sum of', some Se.OOttOOO... NnmAmni
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actions of ejettinent-againit individual
parties have followed, and it is no doubt
one of these that Judge,, Billings has
.j noV;decidedmM'Gaines favor.
The heroine of this romantic story is
a little black-eyed lady of over seventy,
whostill retains traces of .former un-
H&ofebeauty. She is wlleducate1
quick and rconrafjeous.rHik)ng and
varied experience in the law courts has
IgiftB Je a lejrsl education of no mean
character. On several occasions, and
notably in the Supreme Court of the
United States, in 1861, she has pleaded
her own cause personally and with re
markable success. Though at the time
of General Gaines' death a wealthy wo
man, she has often been in financial
straits, for she has spent several large
fortunes in prosecutingher claims. The
writer, has often rwti"S ni a Mnanfiir
as && walHngHhe striate of nW Or
leans in the plainest clothes, and with
w wd iuuuD3i ciumes, ana wiui l
ha inevitable-little Mack bar on berk
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lOOsaoff-Mar more mta & Ann m
1 kifch of;;a3toihan like the heiress
r I WWEf,MJPta
ingT Mr. John Burnside, of New Or-
jl ' leans, was atone time part of the Gaines
tiq estofed was soldrith the'slaves on
it, to Gen. Wade Hampton, of South
Carolina, in 1812, for 1500,000. When
Mrs. Gaines succeeds in getting posses
sion of all the property awarded her,
she will be the wealthiest person in
New Orleans, and perhaps the richest
wemanintheworlcL if. T. World,
Tolly consists in the drawing in of
false conclusions from Just principles,
by which it is distinguished from mad
ness, which draws just conclusions from
false principle. Locke,
Cheaper Beef Waste la
Lately, much attention is given to the
fact, that American beef is successfully
shipped to Engladd; and that this
American exportation of beef is rapidly
increasing. The steamers that run be
tween this country and England have
provided ample accommodation for. this
class of freight, and the business prom
ises to become very large. It is success
ful because the American shippers are
able to undersell the English butchers.
This statement of the case is made:
"Good beef that just tickles the palate
of an English epicure, can be trans
ported, through the middlemen, from
Texas or Colorado, butchered, shipped
to' England, and there sold, at a fair
profit, for an average of less than nine
cents per pound." Housekeepers in
New England will naturally think and
reason a little over this statement They
will ask, with some earnestness: "now
is it that .we, on this side of th
Atlantic, are ablifed to pay from 12 to
25 cents a pound for beef of the same
kind?" And they are not likely to get
a satisfactory answer. If beef can be
shipped to England, and there sold, at a
profit, for an average of less than 0
cents a pound, it must be that enor
mous profits are realized, by somebody,
on the beef sold in our markets, and
that there is great need of "reform" in
this feature of the trade in beef. And
it is tolerably certain that this reform
will be secured. At present ,weheajc
nothing of any prospect 6f more reason
able prices in our markets; but we do
hear of changes in contemplation, which
will reduce the cost; of beet to the ship
pers. It is said that the cattle will be
butchered in the Western States where
they are bought, and the beef be sent
to the shipping ports in refrigerator
Cars.-This will lesssen the cost; and,
it is claimed, that beef from the re
frigerator cars will be in better condi
tion for shipment Worcester Spy.
3
A
Wonderful aid Natural Cariosity.
f Ajiatural curiosity of an extraordi
nary character is to be seen at the
Mining Registrar's office, Sandhurst It
te'&Mlf the mantlepiece. and the
iptjfttering the room and look
ing in that direction, sees a small but
very pretty and. cleverly-executed land
scape painting some six inches square.
The foreground represents a grass-plot
in the center of which "are two small
ponds, out of one of which the .water-!
flows in a small stream toward 'aMfch
of rocks. A little distance beyond the
ponds is a farmhouse, at the rear and
8te of which is a row of tall poplar
trees. Light stratified clouds, with a
dash of blue, completes the picture.
The perspective is almost perfect, and
the lights and shades are remarkably
well broMght out This is particularly
seen in the cluster of rocks, which ap
pear to have been drawn by the hand of
a most skillful artist Closer inspection
of this piece of work reveals to the
astonished onlooker that it is neither
more less than a piece of slate rock, on
which nature's hand alone has devel
oped a pretty rural scene which would
uui, iu oiouieoit totne i) man or uuveiot
This curiosity was found on the Car
shalton reef, and the rock, on being
broken up, split in such a way as to
leave the face on which the picture is
represented convex. The various
shades, tints, and figures appear to have
been formed by the trickling of water,
containing iron, between the seams of
the rock. Bendigo Advertiser.
A Legend About Coffee.
There is a legend about eoffee a le
gend in wh'ch a pious Mussulman is
the hero. The Mussulman used to get
sleepy during his devotions, and so he
prayed to Mohammed, who came to his
aid. Mohammed sent him for advice a
goatherd, who took a hint from his
goats. He observed that when these
animals ate the berries of a particular
tree they got frisky and'excited bound
ed about all the night, in fact The
Mussulman took the hint ate the coffee
berries, slept less, and no doubt prayed
better.
That was the legend. That coffee,
however, was sold lb the streets of
Cairo toward the end of the sixteenth
century is not a matter of legend, but
history. In fact, it was not only sold
but it was forbidden to be sold. An
Arabian historian recounts that in the
jear 1538 a cafe was attacked by the
authorities, and the customers who
were found on the ipot hurried off to
I priaonfrom wMchhey" were not lib
erated till they hadech received sev
enteen strokes with a stick, for the en
couragement of others! And, in fact
thin TtdAf'Ttsm ueA fha nnmnsa'M stmI.
'tontly that flte tod twenty ?ye, after-?
warn tne Town of Cairo ceuur boast ;of
more .than 2,000 shops 'where coffee
might be bought Exchange.
"ralamif-tr .Taao
"The Black ffills,' bytf NMaguire,
gives the following sketch of a noted
female character known as "Calamity
Jane:" -?;f7 TT " .'
TTnw far in ittnTUtui wood. Jack?"
"Only a mile and a half, that girl on.
the horse is going there now.
sP-"Girl. What girl? I dont see any-
iy on a acrse out tne oare-oevu wy
vMrnlm-'
"
"Why, that's a girl on that bucking
And "Calamity. Jane" she was as I
ascertained in rettinsr some items in
iegard to her most remarkable career
nf min liiiMim' mrH rfv1rlAflfiness.
There was nothing in her attire to dis
tmgnish her'sex, as she sat astride ie
fiery horse she was managing with a
cruel Spanish bit in its mouth, save her
small neat-fitting gaiters, and sweeping
raven locks. She wore coat and pan
taloons of buckskin, gayly beaded and
fringed, fur-trimmed vest of tanned
antelope skin, and a broad-brimmed
Spanish hat completed her costume.
Throwing herself from side to side in
the saddle with the daring self-confidence
of a Calif ornia buchario in full
career, she spurred her horse up on the
gulch, over ditches, and through reser
voirs and mud-boles, at each leap of the
fractious animal giving as good an imi
tation of a Sioux war-whoop as a femi
nine voice is capable of. "Calamity
"Jane" is a character in the moantains.
She has redeeming qualities. Every
body may have. She cocees from a
Virginia City, Nev, family of respecta
bility and intelligence. The first step
to ruin taken, she had not the moral
courage to seek retrievement what
encouragement would she have received
bad she attempted to do so? andstill
there were levels of infamy and degra
dation to which she could not sink. If
she must be "a woman of the world,"
she would at least save her independ
ence of character, while following the
path of infamy through all its dark
windings, she would continue mistress
of her own destiny. She sought not
the sympathy of kindred associations,
but preferred to stand alone, in brave
defiance of a frowning world. Donning
male attire in the mining-regions of
Nevada, where no legal restraints were
imposed upon such freaks of iniquitous
eccentricity, she "took to the road," and
has ever since been nomadic in her
habits, now forming one of a hunting
party, then participating in a mining
stampede, again attached to and moving
with a freighting train, and, it is said,
she has even rendered good service as a
scout in an Indian campaign. She has
had experience as a stage-driver, and
can draw the reins over six horses as
skillfully as a veteran Jehu, and
bandits a revolver with dexterity, and
fires itfas accurately as a Texes ranger.
She is still in early womanhood, and
her rough and dissipated career has not
yet altogether
' Swept a-? the Unci where beast? Ungf ."
How a Ghost was Captared.
About a mile from the center of
Babylon Village, Long Island, Btandsa
house which has for some time been
unoccupied. It was some time ago fit
ted up for the occupancy of a newly
married couple, but shortly after they
moved into it the young bride died, and
the building was again left vacant
Within a few weeks past strange sounds
ami flitting lights have been seen in the
house; occasionally a pale, wan face
would appear at one of the windows
in the dead of night, and piteous wals
would issue apparently from between
the livid lips, and then the "perturbed
spirit" would wander from room to
room throughout the house, as if look
ingforsomething that could never be
found. Babylon enjoyed the sensation
of having a "haunted house." Some of
the young fellows in the neighborhood,
however, were not superstitious to the
extent of being afraid to make an inves
tigation, and one night last week two
or three of them concealed themselves
in the buildfngto await the "ghost's"
appearance. About the -hour when
churchyards yawn" one of the windows
opened, and his ghostship entered in a
very unghostly manner, and com
menced his unusual performance, his
form being just distinguishable in the
darkness. In the middle of one of his
most interesting acts the concealed per
sona crept slowly onfall fours to the
spot and suddenly grasped him by the
ankles, a proceeding which was fol
lowed by a series of terrific shrieks very
human in their tone, and indicating an
agony of fear, and it was some time
before the bogus ghost was brought to
the point of believing that he had not
been seized by a real one. The expla
nation of his proceeding is found in the
fact that a certain person was desirous
of owning the house, but the proprietor
refused to part with it on the terms
offered, and this novel method was
adopted by the would-be purchaser to
depreciate the market value of the
property. At present the laugh is de
cidedly against him. N. T. Times.
c - Facing Death.
Brother Gardner was yesterday white
washing the back end of an old house
on Catharine street, when the staging
gave way and he had a fall of about
fifteen feet He was senseless when
picked up, but a man poured about a
gallon of cold water down his back and
brought him to. Mr. Gardner thus ex
plained matters to the reporters:
"Waal, I was up dar, an' dar was de
house, an' dar was de scaffold, an dar
we all was. Iwasjessdrawin'datbrush
aroun' to kill when I felt a goneness.
Seemed I was prancin' aroun' on de air,
wid no chance to dig in my toes."
"Why didn't you fall at once, and
have the affair off your mind?" asked a
policeman.
Why didn't I fall? Why,sah,Iwas
fallin all the time. I went down "bout
fifty feetvhead fust, an' den I changed
and went; sideways, and den I struck
on one foot and boaf ears. All dis time
I was doin' some powerful thinkin', I
was."
"Did you think of oysters fried with
crumbs?" asked a reporter.
kboari'-De Ttalkin' dat way, boy. I
fmembered all my bad deeds while I
was gwine down, an' I called out that I
wdnldlive a better life if de shock
didn't kill me."
In the group was a colored man, whose
face brightened at these words, and he
softly asked:
"Brudder Gardner, doan' yon 'member
de $2 you borrowed o me?"
"I do."
"Den pay it han' it over. De shock
didn't, kill you, and now begin on dat
better life."
"Brudder Jones," solmenly replied
Gardner, "de shock didnt kill me dead,
but befo I pays out any money Ize
gwine to 'wait the result on my nervous
system. I 'pears to be all right hut
possun!yI may be fatally injured in
some of de corners and not know it for
a month. GTang, Brudder Jones, an
doan' rob de cradle an de grave!" J?-
troit Free Press. '
Of all the difficulties in a State, the
temper of a true Government most f e
licifies and perpetuates it; too mMta
alterations distemper it Had Nero
tuned his kingdom as he did his harp,
his harmony had been honorable sssi
his reign more prosperoiif; Qqsj1ss.
A Kls Wat-iss; Passcfw Feet
King Alfonso, who recently made the
tour of Spain, on his arrival at Seville
signified his desire to conform with the
traditional custom on HolrTharsday
for Kings to wash the feet of twelve
agvd paupers, and then to attend on
them at a sumptuous table laid out si
the expense ef tne Crown, fleferring
to this fact a correspendent writes:
About 200 persons alone had been in
vited to witness this sceae in the lull
of the Ambassadors. The old Moorish
Alcazar very beautiful, and its patios
and principal courts have been restored
in the sty to originally designed from
the Arabic models. The doors, the ceil
ings, the pavements, and the light airy
architecture, carry you back to the days
of the eld conquerors of Andalusia,
though modern innovations mar the
splendor of every part of the structure.
In the hall of the Ambassadors a high
table had been raised for the old men,
and facing it was a platform for Queen
Isabella and the Infantas. They soon
appeared dressed in pale blue silk, with
long white lace mantillas. The crowd
pressed forward despite the efforts of
the halberdiers, and of the sen-ante of
the Royal household. In that Moorish
Court were assembled the very elite of
Sevilian society, and at least half of
those injesent were faces well knows in
Madrid. The ladies all wore the black
or white mantilla, and uniforms were
not scarce. When the King appeared,
surrounded by the officers of the house
hold, and by the gold keys, the greatest
trouble was to get a glimpse over the
fair occupants of Uie front rank. By
dint of perseverance we secured a cor
ner, and witnessed the King's part in
the ceremony. After a short prayer
said by the Archbishop, clad in flue
vestments of gold and embroidered
satin, his Majesty went through the op
eration of washing the feet of the poor,
who were led to the table by the cham
berlains and equerries. They handed
King Alfonso the dishes laden with
meat bread, and fruit which the young
monarch set before his aged subj :ts,
with a good humored smile. Several
times, indeed, his Majesty laughed out
light when an awkward chamberlain
nearly upset a plate or dish at the im
minent risk of sailing gilt cloak and
brilliant uniform. During the whole
time the band played selections from
the 'Ave Maria' of Gounod, and other
sacred music. When King Alfonso,
surrounded by his grandees and officers,
and escorted by the halberdiers, crossed
the court yard to repose before thepro
cession hour came on, he appeared
rather fatigued."
Juns; Bahadoor.
. The,mo8t elaborate and magnificent
entertainer of the Prince of Wales when
in India was Sir Jung Bahadoor, the
Prime Minister of Nepaul. It was he
that got up the tiger-hunt on elephant
back. Two hundred and fifty elephants
surrounded a district of Jungle, and
drove the tigers, leopards, panthers, hy
enas, and other interesting game, into
a contracted space, where the British
Prince and other sportsmen had some
splendid fun shooting the felines as
they sprang at or upon the elephants.
This Indian Prince has recently died,
and an exchange says: "Three of his
widows have revived the ancient prac
tice of suttee by burning themselves
with bis remains on a funeral pyre. In
those parts of India governed directly
by Englishmen, suttee has been com
pletely suppressed, but Nepaul is one of
the semi-independent States where the
ancient code in many respects holds
sway. Sir Jung died while at his devo
tions, and his wives resolved to seek
the highest consolation. They piled the
pyre with sandal-wood, the first lady
took the head of the corpse between her
knees and the others sat around it while
the chief mourner lighted the pile. This
custom is said to take its rise from a
mistranslation of the sacred Vedas,but
it must be a pretty old one, for the first
historic Instance of it precedes the
Christian era by ten centuries. It was
supported by the Brahmins as an easy
way of settling questions,, of dower.
The present recurrence of it is so shock
ing to the British people that it is likely
to prove the occasion of more super
vision of States like Nepaul."
Approach-as; Loade.
Long before one reaches London the
smoke of that great city can be seen
darkening the air and forming a heavy
rim on the distant horizon. London is
so vast that it is hard to tell where the
city ends and the country begins, but
many miles before reaching the city
proper the approach is marked by clus
ters of Tillages and outlaying suburbs,
with an occasional public building or
palatial residence. In the occasional
stoppages of the train the distant roar
of the city can be heard even before its
spires can be seen, and a heavy, rumb
ling sound, like suppressed thunder,
seesas to fillthe air. It is like the roar
of the sea, and London might be ap
propriately termed an ocean of hu
manity. C. M. Walker in Indianapo
lis Journal.
Hiffh
The notion that high foreheads, in
women as well as men, are indispensa
ble to beauty, came into vogue with
phrenology, and is going oat, with the
decline of that pretentious and plausi
ble "science." Not long ago, more than
one "fine lady" shaved her head to give
it an "intellectual" appearance; and the
custom of combing the hair back from
the forehead probably originated in the
same mistaken ambition. When it is
considered that agreed expanse of fore
head gives a bold masculine look that
from frons (forehead) comes the word
leffrnntery.'it wfflnot be wondered that
the ancient painters, sculptors and poets
considered a low forehead "a charming
thing in woman," and, indeed, indisptn
saMe to female beauty. Horace praisf i
Lycoris for her low focesead, Ummis
frons; and sfsritlsl enms-sssas fas same
grace as decidedly at s praises the
arched eenjbrow.
Lack f a rear Priac.
No family has had assore mdden rise
in so brW a time than that of the pres
ent King of Deamark. Little more
than a down years ago Prince Chris
tiaa of Schlatwig-Holtteln SxK-rxburf
Glucluburg was one of the most ob
scure of European princeJeU. It U
true that he was the ack-Kmletbrad heir
of King Frederick VII. of Denmark
and the Duchies. But tills cousin was
a man in the prime of life, little older
than himself; he was sot next in the
succession even to the Danish throne;
and it was always possible that the re
signing sovereign might revoke the nom
ination given to Prince Christian in
favor of th Dukes of Sonderburg Au-guslenburg-,
who had a better legal title.
It was always possible, too, the King
might marry legally his morganatic
wife, the Countess Dinner. The late
sovereign had no love for h?s successor,
and provided very sparingly for his
wants, so that the heir presumptive to
the Danish throne was reckoned poor
even in the thrifty capital of Denmark.
Indeed, if Copenhagen gossip of a dozen
years ago is correct money was so scanty
in Prince Christian's household that the
Princess used to walk home from the
Court balls in order to avoid the expense
of a carriage.
Now all this is changed as if by magic.
The eldest daughter of the King is Prin
cess of Wales, the second is wife of the
Czare witch of all the Russia, and the
younger son is King of Greece. The
Coburgs and the Glucksburgs between
them will soon be represented on well
nigh every throne in Europe. It is only
fair to add that nobody could have
borne a sudden change of fortune better
than the Princess Alexandra. Toronto
Qlobe. "
Important Historical Letter.
V-ry
IaUrMtla Facta Abomt m Noted
Ittdl-Ji ChUf.
A letter from Circleville. in the Hun
day Herald, of last Sunday, relates a
short anecdote, in which the names of
both these Shawnee chiefs occur. It
seems to have dropped out of the mem
ory of the present generation of men,
if indeed it was ever generally known,
that the chief Blue Jacket was a white
man. He was a Virginian by birth, one
of a numerous family of brothers and
sisters, many of whom settled in this
State and Kentucky at an early day, and
many descendants of whom still reside
in this State.
His name was Marmaduke Von Swer
ingen. I can not now recall the name
of his father, or the place of his nativ
ity, except that it was in Western Vir
ginia. He had brothers John, Vance,
Thomas, Joseph, Stull and Charles and
one sister, Sarah, and perhaps others.
Marmaduke was captured by the Shaw
nee Indians, when out with a younger
brother on a hunting expedition, some
time during the Revolutionary War.
He was about seventeen years of age
when taken, and was a stout healthy,
well-developed, athletic youth, and be
came a model of manly activity, strength
and symmetery when of full age. He
and a younger brother were together
when captured, and he agreed to go
with his captors and become natural
ized among them, provided they would
allow his brother to return home in
safety. This proposal was agreed to by
his captors, and carried out in good
faith by both parties.
When captured, Marmaduke (or Duke
as he was familiarly called) was dressed
in a blue linsey blouse or "hunting
shirt" from which garment he took his
Indian name of Blue Jacket During
his boyhood he had formed a strong
taste or predilection for the free savage
life, as exemplified in the habits and
customs of the wild American Indians,
and frequently expressed bis determin
ation that when he attained manhood
he would take up his abode with some
one of the Indian tribes.
I am not able to fix the exact date of
this transaction, except by approxima
ting it by reference to. other events. It
is traditionally understood that Mar
maduke was taken by the Indians about
three years before the marriage of his
sister Sarah (wbe was the grandmother
of the writer of this article), and she
was married in the year 1781. So that
it must have beea about in the year
17.8 when the event in question oc
curred. Although we have no positive infor
mation of the fact traditional or other
wise, yet it is believed that the band or
tribe with which Bine Jacket took up
his residence, lived at that time on the
Scioto River, somewhere between Chil
icotheand Circleville. After arriving
at his new and adopted home Marma
duke or Blue Jacket entered with
such alacrity and cheerfulness into all
the habits, sports and labors of his as
sociates, chat he soon became very pop
ular among them. So much was this
the case that before he was twenty-five
years of age, he was chosen as a Chief
of his tribe, and as such took part in all
the councils and campaigns of bis tribe.
He took a wife of the Shawnee, and
reared several children, among them
but one son. This son, who wss called
Jim Blue Jacket was a rather dissipa
ted, wild and reckless fellow, who was
quite well known on the upper Miami
River during and after the war of 1812.
He left a family of several children,
sons and daughters, who are now liv
ing in Kansas, and with one of whom
Charles Blue Jacket the writer of this
has long kept up a correspondence. I
first saw Charles at the time the Shaw
nee Nation was removed from Ohio to
Kansas, under the conduct of officers of
the National Government in 1833. He
is a well educated, highly inteUeetnal
and intelligent gentleman; and in all
respects features voice, contour and
ssovement except as to his dars: color,
is an exact sc simile of the Van Swer
ingens. Charles Blue Jacket has been
a visitor at my house, not above eleven
years ago, sad exhibits all the attri
butes of a well-bred, polished, self-pos-
Before closJas; this cossissW-atvon I
desire to say one word in xsasslon to the
orthofTsphy and ortfxpy of the
of that famous warrior. Trcnmtse. The
nsiwir Is never pronoasce! 1y a Sfcw
nee In any other manner than thai hte
given. The terminal tA is very coa
avon ia the Shawnee Uafuajre and xtoca
enclaiure. sad the cosson forts awi
pronunciation l a cor aptksn of the oii
irtaxL The change f ross tb Iteped .A
to the ssplrIe.s trl in the KnjflUh
language. Is easily accounted for: but
there is no propriety In corrupting the
original naaaeof the great sU-rsaun
and warrior, as prvnouncnl by fcumswif
and bis a clwte. Th lai Charles
i! lllbrd. of llqua. wa well aoiualntrd
with, and a great admirer ot Trcumthe
before the war of tM2.ml It always
exsspetatcd him to hear any one pro
nounee the name Tecum. Tecuui-eh
is still a grosser corruption. Tecuralhf
Is the true orthography, and bouM be
universally followed. Ohio Mat' Jou r
-WaHelten-
A drill but true anecdote l tokl of
the late Kev. John Todd, which r do
not remember to havein in print In
the stormy times twfor lb War a
pastor was to be settled ovit ths South
Church at inttsfiehl. which was vrry
anti-slavery. On the evening of the
services some of the Council ware at
the Doctor's tea-table, who had been
Invited to give the chargw to the new
minister. Mentioning this fact to his
guests, he offered to put Into his charge
any two words which any person pres
ent might name. One of the vUltom,
who was atmt as eccentric an the Dr..
instantly called out: -White beanT
This was received with a laugh, and
the thing psaited off without morr com
ment The Installation camo and moved
on according to the different aiwljfn
ments. when Dr. Todd took the stand
to charge the candidate. (Jetting through
with the usual topics of ministerial duty,
all at once the speaker stretched up his
gaunt frame to its full height and with
a grim twist of his fact let off thto
most unexiKcted sentence: "My brother,
when you want to shoot white beam,
you go where they are to shoot them.
You don't waste your iowdr and ball
to shoot white In-ars where, there are
no white bears anywhere alxmt. So. if
you want to preach ugainst slavery, you
had better go where slavery is to preach
against it than up hem where there is
no slavery." The congregation gener
ally took this sally as only the uncork
ing of a small bottle of the Doctor'
peculiar "toddy," but the few who were
in the secret came home chuckling over
what in the circumstance, might have
looked like rather a serious Joke.
Springjlild, Max:. Union.
Albert aad Victoria.
About ten years ago the Iondon press
was almost unanimous in admitting the
necessity of an addition to the income
of the Prince of Wales, and It was gen
erally expected that an application for
some 20,000 a year more would be
made to the House of Commons. The
Spectator, An advanced Liberal Journal,
indeed, went so f sir as to observe that
" 100,000 a year was no longer a first
class fortune,' and that there were
many commoners as well us nobles far
richer than the heir to the thrunu.
However, the Government took no nrm
in the matter, and it was presently ru
mored that it refrained from so doing
because there was reason to apprehend
that such proposal would arouse un
pleasant comments as to the expendi
ture of her Majestyrand provoke sug
gestions that, as she had in mo large a
degree abandoned representative func
tions, she should contrihuti; handsomely
to the expenses of the Prince, on whom
their maintenance fell.
Since then the Prince's wmihm from
hiB Duchy of Cornwall has risen some
20,000 a year, and now amounts to
172,000 a year, but he receives the same
Pari iamen try allowance (10.000 a year,
and 10,000 a year for the Princess) that
be did'at his marriage. Meanwhile, he
has had several children, and the cost
of living since he married has increased
at least 10 per cent; so sjbat his means
are really less than ever. If the Prince
had merely the expenses of a great
nobleman, his income, though le?s than
that of many Peers and some common
ers, would amply surhce; but he has
many expenses which tradition, eti
quette, and royal sham compel him to
incur, from which they enjoy an immu
nity. He is expected to entertain pro
fusely, to give splendid presents, and to
subscribe to every conceivable object.
But while the son Is often in straits
where to turn for a thousand pounds,
the mother Is literally rolling in riches.
What Queen Victoria leaves behind
her will never be known, because the
wills of sovereigns are not proved; but
those who bave considered the subject
are of the opinion that she mu-.t since
the Prince Consort's death, bave saved
at the very least 100.000 a year. Not
only has she lived so quietly that a large
proportion of her 3W 000 a year public
income must be s .ved. but it is to be
remembered that Mr. Xield left her
300000, which, at 4 pur cent would
give her 20.000 a year, and she receives
43 a year from her Duchy of Lan
caster. The crown lands, given ap to
the country, in lieu of a parliamentary
annual grant have of late years been
so ably and economically managed that
their revenue covers the Royal allow
ance, and these crown lands were as
much the property of the sovereign as
the Lands of the Duke of Devonshire,
oruyoUwrlasKlhokler.arebis. If the
country chose to make the most of these
lands by cutting up, say. the New For
ests, and selling it in lots, and adopting
a sissJJsr plan with other ontlyfog pos
sessions of the crown, it would make
money out" of the royal family.
The revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall
has risen from .2200O. in I34 to72,
000, and in(rimnuallyHboutifA000,
so that the next Prince of Wales will
probably be independent of a Parlia
mentary grant Queen Tktoria Is
Kobabiy saving with the view of
wsthcrfthsDuks dZSrJS2QZ
oerwt ih Howw of Orteaiw. and nuJ
Lo)s iTsillpp In coor th
cbtst ef French KIrs --,
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pool IVlro U aa trwJ-faU.ri: v .
TtfiUem tonrK bt ihrr row a ?
when natuM will bT fcr rr U. a.
hpkn1 alifjSy lake thra re, .
ently to th Kpror. Lvr v"
jiprftdins ht day In wr;rr.cA. ? T
tearing a certaia lUllaa eiir .
obtlff! to attend In th rror t . .
dcntiac cwaf'rrTtc'. Sa:i
fertWctiAlr,rMappArwi o ..: - ti
extraordinary attention to the rx
the occasion, and that gnU-nA. . --r
much -Uitmt, Jmli It . c -broUter
hi- tllscour with x i c
slvely pou-prttt and dlfTt- v
hu imperial auuiior. n- rr; ' ,i
audletjc thonaht It ooIt j '
- a f . m. I -. m.. . ft . s .
maua nxs rfs iwi r.i1ru' t
made a great aoUe. loro llr v -
Ing vutklenly out of a loaj? ac! a.?c
nap. Imagined that thU appj v- .,
addrn-Mx! to the cletiUAc ? r l
the lecturer and trtUnUr lt-
hU hands with a c-mvmcrx! r
structedsir. Tahl-au V Y JV'-.-w
Haby-Shnw JnciiteRt.
"Vou have your Why h-rrv"kt
one lady of another.
-Yes; and yours?"
"Mine U aaleej wherf il
wakrn."
"Pardrn me; I had nr heart
The two r!.vj tianda and 'a
close union of t in path; orr t -that
was spared when th- rr
by.
"That baby." sahl a thought r .-
tutor, "may look prrtty at t 'ti r
Is hardly up to thUndant if a f
show. Do you not think . .! r
ing a lady who atod near
"Kxctwe me from comment -?
said the lady, "ah my oplnu r. t k
biased. I am lt mother"
The man asked for ht Lit a; '
a rcceas.--C7rtvni II milt
Kajdilotta la iti!rltv
In Paris hanging Is th tniwi ,
mode of suicide, and dromt;
next: in I-ondou one 1 a fa
iw the other, and throat cult r r w
is seldom practiced In lar v
rA i-
third; in New York jolmi.. '
favorite form of aelf-mimter a: '
ing the second choice, will. v
throat-cutting and drowr r: txr
down In the lht A n..ith i a
of nnlcMe vrry common in r, r iti
vrry rare. In Knlund and An.n a
lumnini from ouoiic nimuji i?a i
coal burning Is also a favori f
death In Paris. During iiT-1 -:- vtn
2i3 cases lu l-omlou.0.t" in Pa.
IfiO In New York. The drV
from suicide, in proportion t i-,
tion is double in New York vir "
in Iondon. A'xcArtfij-.
a..
r.vN
Sirs, iwuy iiHenou.1". wn wuit
to be the wealthleit woman ! N-l
Hampshire. Itfqueathed a !.try p't
of her estate to chariUhl ln-t." -the
principal one bring the II t M
slonarv NKrietv. of ew iiii!. ri
The object of this Shirty i U .
feeble Concreuationul rhurtt.r fll
bequest It is said, will ammml U --
000.
Mrer Trmplr of Vf m
ThU Imjum jffirrJjr uk- a
fmtit ruik anuiiij; Hi- l-llhflr m
of bu!f ra In ChlraRi. arwl ff.
ilr.
never br-ti h'rn through the -
hrlef deaciiptdm of It will U f 3 i
futlnjf.
.lie liulldltiif fmnta on Van Uur 3 f !
born tr-rt, with th main -ntf a
Van liurcu -trr-t Th nnu ? "
from on to right, four onthrc " " T
four aUrvf In tiutntr ur a'c '
i-Hr ami trrantl aUlrt-. ! t o -
ami thrr- arr th- IIa!n- j4ai- a- 5
Ixrr four th DUino'i'l jUro ait ' -
ncoua Uck of InatrumrftU that t-:"
rrntril, n K1 condition, ! ar i.
out rcnllrft of coat on account i f a t-xc
lu thU (lcrrtinnt.
K'xmi nuinb-r fltr la th orrai ir;-r -"i
number lx U fUIM with tUirtrr e
tH-itOa, untMirz aT with KUVr r . K -fa-
i nintr lsht with Chi-krf-iC u i?
lHaxA of the newtat 4ttrn ar. 1 :
rwnU.
TlirKTarul aUlrwar l-ilint t ."
U one of the tnoat rtrtnuil In th l
J
mule of imi111 walnut nt inu 1 -t -
S3,0J0. Tli wail lhrtU2tout ar r- '
Hntl Atul lrrtl with rkh ar 1
nJntlnsra. Atxirn tli front lUlnrtr
lnJ jm! Trr Ingcnliua on, a jf.-a - '
I'rof-aaor FelJx Iteicamr, r'rftt.: if
form. Lb miitlmninf oil h-Uvti. 1 M
othrr attra-tlre orninnl mr C'- -
ltght! rttm trtwX. tKrttiUitt tz.
Thl buihlinff ta th owl on In h-:i fz
expralT fir thr ptano trl . th f r- ' 1-
A nona. In fart, brine th. onlr . s r -
tra-I her, who own th icrwiMl ivJ f " - -
Injc In wjjlcb their buine- U Xt'
ThU of rmirM prcrrra Uwm Vt s ,,- '""
rrjmalbl for all thlr guaranV '"--"
of no amall coacque&c U th p-ar-h-? "
raJa-l;!e lnatrumnt
frum th right Urz mottu wr' f. i
win rr4Ur be -n that thr l . 3 l
Ihl opcortunitj tmak a flt - '
to-jxj piano or orgran.
The Chlckrtnjc U th h-alioc J.
crlUca and maalc profrar bT ai 3
In IU pralt that llttl U lft ii ll f
C7ilckrrin$c piano ha- bn In ruw
flftj-fotjr Wan ., U an Arnrt".j '
from wbka haT rraana-d ah th- r '
pnnrenwrnU that haT mxUs A&r? L M
m erjbrtl thmmztuml th '?!.
Tlt latt noteltr that the ( i 'v
Iwoncht out U ft "new -eaie npr'j: "
marrelosa awtn- axwl :'f It'
I warratd to atand ta tuS a-l pr in
i ble aa a toturii rrlano. nr Lr"J' l
all the rase la th fMtrn rtti ti
nneh Ia nrmee than a aflo-r cur.
a'l
rrl adraat-x la moxi pxrUrr.
The prior a tt olri at-5 " "-'
farorahl trrma of pjtnt ar -!! - '
exacapl, 1100 rh asd 125 rs- -"- ,
tor. or fax qsarKrlT rrrast.
Of thai Haisa Hrnthrra taJ."A. a'4-
rneaisit hnaA M at th TVf'l 1 M
It xs7 ht -aid ty bare rra th rirz ;
feet ftatUfactloa for thp-t twest? - '
dortfljc which Ua ther saTe rA tt-c--
tr5nl. The wealth asd rpoe.-
of thia factorj rsdr It ccrt-is th- -al
fear to pBTcaa aa ijitrc- -
tair uais. rath piaco bde crj
wiia a vrtttea warrxatT
We were ahowa oas beaatlf ul ,--- J
oBTertd at extrelj low pric t't -
nmlltr - y ,-- -mUt Id, It . I.. -'
acdLto S2 aKmthhr oubt to -"-'
oae to psreaa-e It. If la the Iat t
Th 1lrx Ar (al rH-raa kaa ben
eaoszk la thk -uu-ket to $-: I ?-
coataiita H t syvWa !fnrertmt. -
gaat la flnlh aad Kyle, -l real. x
aotaiajc to be deaired. ,
The fact k. Chicago -ke rra n-c-'
tr-xaest market la the HTt, -si -h f(
Chkajto moalc eaUhUahxoeaU, a-cX -
the Temple of Xu-ic oir s; -
8oo po-ltioe, kare by tkir rreat rt ap
redaced the price of z4oc --1 orfts
t-a taas tker are sow told far at th-
ts Eattrra lactorie. j.
Cklcafohaaalao becoatiCrtai8Sif
TT .. . .v VCa' i!d
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