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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1878)
THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
i mrmuhtmm, m. a tvapa.
CMoo county la rapidly filling up with
faafla from lUlnoU and ladiana.
Mew settlera are flocking Into Cum
lag aeentj. Many mora are nsttlna;.
The prlng wheat makes a (Inn show
ing and Ma flr for bmintlftil harvnt.
About 7,000 acres of land In Seward
fnaMf ta aoM to MMflD fnf II during
Report from all part of the Htate
Iswtkata a lanjrar acrrage of t.rt tnl othrr
cro than ew twfnrt .
Up to March loth two thousand Im
aranU ham left the ran at Krttnrj, thU
aaaaon, for tha RrpuMlran Valbtf,
SKaatern men bought 1.UH0 acres of
toad aar Hvraruse, (Mo county, a faw day
ago, bratata a nutnbrr of Iota In Hyrmrunn.
Delegations of citizens from Reward
and Rallna ronntlra have rttrntij mrn hnld
tag conaalullnn In I.lacoln rontarolna; rail
An Illicit distillery In Saunders coun
ty H alr1 a frw daya ago by Ota rrvrnua
sVers. Two of tha partita wrr h Id to tia.ll
Ja Mm awn of IMQearh.
Holt county haa a mllltla company of
MTcetynleo abla-braMta men. Tha organlsa
ttaa k known aa tha O'Nalll (luarda, and thay
aara applk d for BtaU arma.
Howard county folk havo tiled artl
aaaa of Inrorpor.thm with the ftrrrrtar of
Mate for a driving park aaaorlallon. Tim artl
laa are atgnad by soma fourteen of the moat
prominent clUsena of that town.
Ripening far Dfatk.
No ono (aaya Von Huinhollt) tun fear
death less than l no, neither am I much
attached to Hfo; tint I Iihvii never known
tho feeling of an axloua longing 'r
death; and though It Imi a nobler onti
than that of absolute weariness of ex
istence, It la nevertheless hlamable.
Llfo muat tlrat, for aa long a period aa
Providence will It, Ixi enjoyed or dif
fered In ono word, gone through, and
that with a full submission, without
Murmuring, lamenting, or repining.
There la ono Important law of naltiro
which wo should never' lose night of I
lean that of rimming for death. Death
la not break in existence, it ia hut an
r, 1 y1lteriucdlateulreupistnnee, a transition
vffsfroBi one form of our linal existence to
n 'toother. . The moment of maturity for
Lift ' aUaih cannot Ihi decided hy any human
!7M TtUdom or Inward feeling;, and to at-
f v fjwMi w uu " wuum mi iiuwiiiipr, iwuur
'4 S. -ft... ..kl. Mill...... 4 !....... ....!
ii'2r wii Kuiiiiun (ii niiiiinii prion.
.''.i'Mi nan at nmui timk liank tlinmnli our
i'jwiwe courae; and Inith reason ami dti
iniro mat wo aiiouul leave tho hour
, and nnvor rebel agalnat Ilia dn
ijv aingle Impatient wiah. Tho
nd moat Imtiortant thlna la, to
to-maater ouraelvea and to throw
fnl conliilonue on
angei, looking on
tnor pieanant or
fnim which oux
oter may dn
and hence anrli
although nil fntiey
which few attal
they feel it.
Ah Abaard Thing
There ia ono rather almurd thing
bout poatal oarda that iccma not to be
jcenorally known, A good writer, who
jrat things down line, can put auvernl
thousand wonU on a vnrd, but If ho
paatea a printed alln contnlnlug a Min
gle word on tho card tho expemtu U hIx
centa; ono, paid for tho card, and tho
other flvo collected from tho curd re
ceiver, yet if word are printed on tho
card lUelf It la all right. If a portion
paatea a printed slip on a aard, the rIko
of a postal card, Mid put tho card and
allp in an open envelope the govern
ment will carry cant, slip and envelope
for a cent, yet it charges aix centa for
carry Injra post card and slip, without
the envelope! Therefore, If you havo
occasion to paste a printed paragraph
oa post card, put it In an envelope
and the additional weight will bo car
ried four centa cheaper than the card
alone goes. It looks ridiculous to car
ry five thousand or more words in an
eavelope for a cent and then charge aix
oenta for carrying half a donen words
oa card without tho envelope. Ik
onitlvocal: Tn nalr a man
dw you look, and havo him renlv than
D f M" - - - " w - .
look well enough aa far as ho ant
Like Norrlstown Herald has Inforraa-
1 Mai' Jacob's Well haa been found
1 Holy Land, and tho Vandal nntt
ana are going to dig it up and car-
wen, wen 1 wnat
hadywaajokedlho other day about
i "aoae which haa an inclination to
tup. "Ah, do not say anything
h, my nose. I had noihimr to do
'la aPiapisg u. u was a uirtiutuy proa
lira. Llnoola, of Boston, has two
lloas, weighing 5W0 and Zoo pounds.
.nave oeen taucnt aeverai tricKs.
1 atwut ine souse at win, ono 01
iven alMKicofi her bed at niirht.
Hoe hava ordered nrecautlons so
MrstKslaaamensatlon which will
1 one of these days, will bo con
home of Henry Graser, four
it at Ft. Madlaon, burned on the
March 14th. The neighbor, atwlug
waatto the rescue, but too late to
r. aaC Mrs. OraBger, whoae bodies ear
simoat to a criap. From all the evt
It appeared that they had been murder-
VtaaaA that was the verdict of the coroner'a
, je vjary.T , .revwyer, no me prpj)eriy 01 Mr.
'Afi. ,Or r, waa found near the bodlca, with one
r vaaifw .dlacharged and the hammer raited.
K- h flmn m a bwobk auapklon aa to the murderer.
''tvv' ilmey'were auppoaed to have money In Uie
wtatmr,rrn cr.!mjitr homakir.
On a bright, rold day In April, I7UI, a
travellngcarrlagr.wlth three itoetlllloui,
laahtHl, full of the Importance which
always attends a faahlonabte, wrlbbtillt
vehicle. Into the famotia but hot tiro-
greaahn town of Innabruck. Th enr-
rtagn contained four peraon, asm to in-
going fo I -ore t to on piigrlmnge-iiie
Comto and Comtraan dn Crrnea, with
the brother and slater of the Coliltet
and aa the arlalocratic party alighted
at thrlr hotel they created aoiilti aenon
tlou among those who cliuter round the
tiorch In the clear nharp twilight.
The pretty Tyrolean hoateaa, whoe
faro waa ao charmingly act oft by the
trim amnrtncM of her velvet Ixxllce and
acarlct petticoat, together with varlotix
silver chalna, gleefully returned to her
parlor and her burly, gooil-tninporcd
nuahand, after ntlcnding the ladlea to
their apartment. Kvery one at the Inn
was glad that tho amiable pnrty from
Flnndera were going to reat there four
Their supper wca ordered In a prhnte
room, where the host and holca wait
ed on them In person, nnd conseipient
ly had thnlM'st of It with the loungers
afterward. Altogether they were the
liveliest Flemings she had ever seen ;
aad their good (minor seemed to he
shared by the three postillions, two of
whom were YVnlloona and one Italian,
aad who were making themselves ery
popular among the habitues of the inn.
"Well, this Is a pleasant little town of
yours, tnr nrnis,' said the vivacious
Walloon outrider, who contrasted strik
ingly with hla great, tall, ipiietly smil
ing companion, "One could die of
ennui hern as well as at Mege,"
"No, )ou could not,' returned along,
spare, jhkiIh Tyrotese, who spent most
of hla evenings at the Inn, nut never
drank; notwithstanding which peculi
arity ho and tho host were warm friends.
"Wo mountain folk are not dull ; our
hills and our torrents permit of no
"Very well, perhnps, for )ou who
are born to ll, to hang by your eyelids
on rooky ledges, or halnaco yourselves
over what tiro called In verses taa sil
ver thrends of wntcrfnlls, in purallt of
an undoubtedly clever nnd pretty little
animal ; but nil Mint would be dull work
tons. And then you hne not 11 nl
lte. What should we do without
ouraP There would be no one to whom
ono could be tost!lllou."
"Wo are our own noblesse," said the
spare, poctlu Tyrolese.
"And von cannot sny, C'lnude," ob
served the lull Walloon, "thut Inns
bruck Is without noblesso nt the pres
ent moment; nay, more, it contain roy
alty In the simp" of two captive prin
"One of thrm Is the granddaughter
of tho hero who saved tills empire from
the Turks, for which the Kmperor now
keens her In iurance."
" Take care, Monsieur," said tho host
(ho pronounced "Monsieur," excr
vrably); "wo are all the Kalu-r's loyal
subjects hero In Tyrol."
"Vardon, meln Wlrth," relplcd
Claude, who pronounced German as
badly aa tho host did Fronch. You
kmow we men who run about tho world
laugh at everything, and too often let
our tongues run faster than our feet."
"And after all," observed tho Italian,
"it induing the oting princess no bad
turn to prevent iiur marrying a Prince
out of place, who is not likely to recov
er his situation."
Tho Flemings spent the few days of
tho sojourn In Innsbruck in visiting the
churches nnd seeing what va to lie
seen in the town. Tho Comtcsso do
Corncs' brother was tho busiest of tho
party. On tho morning after his ar
rival ho met in n church porch 11 rather
impish-boy In thu dress of a "long
haired page," and tho two hold a biief
coloipiy. To this stylish page, In whom
tho rather shapeless Slavonic typo of
countenance was widened out by smiles
of assurance, thu gentleman from Flnn
dera delivered n letter, together with 11
wonderful snuff-box, cutout of it single
turquoise, "for his mistress to look at."
On tho three remaining das likewise
tho two met in different spots; tho boy
restored tho anufT-hox, and brought
Rome letters written in a fashionable
pointed hand, In return for those with
which tho Fleming had Intrusted him.
Tho party were to set out on their
southward way at 2 o'clock on tho
morning of thu SHth of April. The
evening of tho 27th was overshadowed
by clouds driven by a sharp northwest
wind. Notwithstanding tho aspects of
the weather, thu brother of tho Com
tesso de Ccrnes, standing in the midst
of his llttlo party in their private room,
doned his cocked hat and his surtout
"Well, Wogan," said thu Comte, "if
practice makes perfect, you are a pro
fessor In tho art of eflecting escapes.
After having burst your wnv out of
Newgate, ami been valued at A0O Kng
llsh guineas (much below your worth,
of course), and cooled jourself for
somu hours)!! tho roof of a London
house, and reached France safely nfter
all, you ought to bo ablo to abstract a
young lady from tho careless custody of
Heister and his sentinels."
"I shall bo nshnmed If I fall, after
wringing from Princo Sobleskl his con
sent to tho attempt, and nfter his giving
mo tho Grand Vlrler'a snuff-box; but 1
nlwnys II ml that doing things for other
people is more ditllcultthnu doing them
for one's self."
"I should sav she wns a clover girl,"
remarked tho Comte, "nnd her page a
"I wonder If Jannetton is ready?"
Bald tho Comtcsso, retiring into tho bed
toam occupied by thu ladles, whence
she soon emerged with her sister, nnd
woro her paletot, and Was smiling suffi
ciently to show two rows of exquisitely
whlto teeth. Thu Comtcsso on tho
contrary, seemed somewhat affected.
"Adieu Jannetton, mat's aw rcfot'r.
Thero will bo no danger to you, and
the Archduchess will take euro that
you join mo In Italy."
Jannetton vowed she had no fears;
and went forth into thu deepening twi
light, being shortly afterward followed
by tho gentleman In cocked hat and
surtout. Curiosity did not now dog
tho Flemish pilgrims, as it had done
while they wero altogether novelties,
and tho adventurer!) slipped out unob
served. Meanwhile tho "long-haired
pngo" wan busy at ono of thu slde-doora
of thu castle, where ho was often wont
10 converse with tho sentinel on duty.
"I don't envy you your trade, Mar
tin," he said, standing within the (Kirch,
to the hnnlrM soldier pacing up and
down In the keen wind. "Glory la one
thing nnd comfort another; but, after
all, 1 cry often no one hear of the glo
ry, whereas the comfort Is a tanglblfl
betirllt. With the wind In the north
cant, ami a snowstorm Ix-glnnlng, t, at
lerut, would rather lm comfortable
"A insii who has seen campaigns
thinks but little of a snowstorm
"Hut they generally put you Into
rlater quarters," said Konska, not
wishing the amllm-l to pique himself
on his hardihood,
"No mntter; a soldier learn what
hardship Is, I wish oit could ) a
shot-anil-shell storm Instead of a snow
storm, or a forest of bn)onets jinked
Into jour fnce by thoc demon of Irish
in the French service."
"Well, I say ll Is a shame not to treat
011r men bettor who hao braved nil
that, See hero; there Is not even a
scnlry-tiox where von can nurse jour
freefug feet. Ugh!" And Konska with
drew, iiresiimnblj to warmer regions,
while tlie soldier preserved a heroin np
pearnnce as he paced shivering on his
narrow bent. If tit a few minutes later
Konska, stealing back to the door, saw
that his martini friend was at his iost.
The Impish page pointed for a moment
in ecstacy to a tavern temptingly visl
Ible from the sentry's beat. '1 hen he
darted back in delight to whence hu
While tho snow clouds were gather
ing over Innsbruck, and before the
Flemish chevalier had put on his sur
tout, two ladies conversed In low tones
In a chamber of the castle of which
General Heister was then the command
ant. Only one lady was visible; rather
elderly, very stately nnd somewhat care
worn in apiienraiiee. Hut that the oth
er speaker was of gentle sex and rank
might bo presumed from the tones
of a voice which Issued from tho closed
curtains of tho bed, It might oven be
the voice of n young girl.
"I hope you will not get Into trouble,
mamma," said tho mvstcrluos occupier
of the bed.
"Hardly, If joii write a proper letter
oil tho subject of jour departure, its
the Chevalier Wogan advises. You
must cover my complicity by begging
"I am afraid jou must write it your
self, mamma, ns I am hum r romtint."
"That would not bo to the purpose,
my dear child) thu General would know
my handwriting. I will push a table
up to jou; no one will disturb us now
till your substitute comes." She car
ried a light table, furnished with ink
stand and papetiere, to the side of tho
bed, and made an aperture in tho cur
tains, whence emerged thu rosy, bright
eyed face of a girl who certainly did
not look the invalid she otherwise ap
peared to Imi and a whlto hand with
an aristocratic network of blue veins.
"Will that do. mammaf" she Asked,
after covering n page with writing
equally elegant nnd difficult to rcaii.
'Ilave I aMilogl.ed and stated my rea
sons for going eloquently enough r Oh,
how I hope that I shall ono tiny bo it
queen In my capital, and that jou nnd
papa will come and live there!"
"I shall leave you now," she said;
"you will Unit inn In my room when
jou wish to bid me farewell." Shu
spoke with a certain stately sadness as
she left the apartment. The next per
son who entered It was tho Comtessu
do Ccrnes' sister In her paletot, witli a
hood drawn forward over her face.
She only said: "Que voire Attesi, mc
imrdonrie!" (Pardon mo your High
ness.) Instantly thu curtains divided once
more, and the whole radiant v ision of
thu mysterious invalid, clad iu a dress-lug-gown
richly trimmed with French
lace, and showing a facu .sparkling with
animation, sprang forth laughing:
"You are tho substitute?"
"Yes, your Illgness."
"I am sure I thank .(on, very hearti
ly, tut well asnn, Mine Missot and thu
Chevalier Wogho and all thu kind and
loyal friends w u are taking so much
trouble for mya ntisort and for me.
Tho Archduches' will tnku good caru of
Jannetton again showed her teeth
in a courtly smile ns she cotirtesicd
deeply. Shu was already persuaded
that she would lo well cared for In re
ward for thu mysterious services she
had como to render tho captive ladj
Shu disencumbered herself of her pale
tot, and looked amazingly like a vcrv
nent French waiting-maid until she hail
bedizened herself In the young lady's
beautifully worked drossiug-gown.
Then situ speedily disappeared behind
hu curtains of tho bed; while thu in
valid, wrapping herself In the palutot,
rushed into thu uext room to embrace
with tears and smiles her anxious main
ma.who said but little, and was now only
eager to hurry hur away. There, too,
she took possession of her page and a
small box which was to accompany her
Hlght down thu dark staircase. "Your
Highness will tlud nil safe," said tho
solemn page, who was careful to sup
press all signs of his Innate roughness
in the. presence of his mistresses.
"Tho sentinel will not know me,"
said thu young ladv.
"I am sure that "lie will not. F.vcn If
by chance ho should look out from thu
window of thu tavern where ho Is now
ensconced, it is not very likely that ho
would know jour Highness."
The black clouds which obscured tho
blueness of tho April night had broken
forth into an April storm of hail ami
wind before thu young girl and tho page
sallied forth into tho darkness. At thu
corner of a street they suddenly came
upon a dark lliruro, whoso first aimear-
anco tut it crossed hr path caused thu
fujritivu to start back in some alarm.
Hut it wns only tho Comtcsso do Cento's
brother, nnd the young lady's mind was
relieved when, with a swift grace, hu
bunt for amomuntovor her hand with thu
words: "My princess, soon to bo mv
sovereign, accept thu homage, oven in
a dark street and a hailstorm of vour
loyal servant. Charles Wocnn.
"Oh. mv ltrotector and iito.l nnmd!
Is It Indeed you?" replied tho young la-
tiy. "io assured mat 1 would gladly
go through many dark streets and half
storms to Join mv cousorUl"
And certainly tills was a irenerous ex
pression to use concerning a consort
wuum snu nan novcr seen, miu aim
the FIfmUh cavalier were apparently
old friends; and he hail soon conducts"!
her to the Inn, which the pagr Conska,
however, waa not to enter with hi ml
tre; he was to wall In a aheltrrrd
archway until the Comte de Vrne'
traveling carriage should pick him up
on Its way out of Innsbtuck In the dark
ness of rarly morning. With a grimace
he departed for thi covert, while his
mlstreaa was hurried Into th warm at
llioophere of the Comtee de Certie'
Ix-drooio, where (hat would-le Lonlto
pilgrim knelt andkNo-d hr hand. Hut
iM'tlereven thnn lojal kisses wire the
bright wixmI lire, the inet. and the dry
clothes which also awaited her in thnt
"And jou are Mute. MIsm-i, the nib
ble Irish lady of whom my gutxl angel,
Wogan, speak In his letters. How can
1 tlinuk vott for the trouble jou take for
me? I regard him quite in the place of
my papa. Hut jou all seem to be as
giMid as he Is."
"Madame," replied the ladj thu ad-drcsM-d,
with all the lojalty of an eigh
teenth century speech, "jo'ur Highness
knows that It Is a delight to a subject to
servo such a sovereign as our gr ictoo
prince, and all that I have done i at my
"With such subject I am sure It will
not lie long Ix'foru he regains his throne.
Ah. this delightful lire I Do jou know,
madame, It Is snowing and hailing out
side aa If it were Jauuarj ?"
If Mine. Miset felt some concern at
thu thought of the Impending Journey,
If not for her own sake, at least for thnt
of her husband, she expressed none,
except on her Highness' account. How
ever, her ladjship gayly laughed at
hardship and difficulty, and was not at
all depressed at having left her mother
in the castle prison. Her only fear w as
that she should Ihi missed from tho cas
tle before she had got clear of Inns
bruck. Hut matters were not too well
arranged for so speedy a termination of
the romance. Hy '1 o clock of the win
dy spring morning the traveling car
riage was ready, thu Tjrolce landlord
and landlady little supoctiiig, ns they
sped their parting guets. that the sec
ond lady who entered ll in cloak and
mank was anv other than thu sister of
tlmComtrsAcdo t'ornciuho had arrived
four dajs before.
"Oh, my good Papa Wogan I" ex
claimed tho latest addition to the party
of pilgrims, as they were rolled into tho
darkness of that wild night, "how de
lighted I am to be free again, and about
to join my royal consort! I owe more
than J can express to all, but most to
to jou!" Which sho might well say,
seeing that it was "Papa Wogan" wllo
had selected her as tho hrltlo of this
consort to whom her devotion was so
great. Tho two gentlemen in the car
riage assured her that no harm would
happen to two such dashing cavaliers;
but perhaps the Comtcsso thought that
to .hose who are safe it Is easy to talk
of safety. Not that any of tho party
ware really safe, but the cheerfulness of
the' young ladj whose passport was
shown nt all tho towns aa made out for
tho sister of thu Comtessu tie Curncs,
seemed to preclude thu idea of peril to
her companions. At Venice the mind
of thu Comtcsso was tinnlly set at ease
by tho reappearance of tho outriders,
telling a funny, unscrupulous sort of
story ubout having fallen In on the road
witli a courier from Innsbruck, to whom
they made themselves very agreeable,
ami whom thoy finally left hopelessly
tipsy nt an inn near Trent.
"It wtvs very wrong of you, Messi
ours," said tho escaped fugitive, "to
make him drink so much; you ought to
have tied him up somewhere. Hut I
thank you very much for all thu dan
gcrsjou incurred for my sake; and I
assure all of yon, my good friends.that
jour king and queen wilt never forget
There' were no telegrams in thosu
days; but before a week was over, all
Kuropu, or rathe r.nll political nnd fasli
lonablu Kuropctvas talking of the es
capo of tho Princess Cl-mentltia Sohlo
eski, granddaughter of thu hero who
repulsed thu hordes of Turkey on the
plains before Vienna, from her captivi
ty at tho castlo of Innsbruck, where
alio and her mother had for political
reasons connected with Great Hritaln
been placed by her cousin, tho Kmper
or Charles VI. of Germany. It was
told with Indignation at thu court of
Guidon and Vienna, with laughter and
admiration at those of Home, Paris,
ami Madrid, how sho had been carried
oft by a warty of dashing Irish people,
calling themselves noble Flemish pil
grims, and how she had left a French
maid-servant in hor place in the castle,
and a letter to her mother apologizing
for her flight. Tho prime contriver of
tho adventure, it was said, was that
Chevalier Wogan, who had been in
mischief for sometime past, nnd had
nindu his own way, with great aplomb,
out of Newgate.
At Venice a singular readjustment of
tho dashing party took place, thu viva
clous outrider now appearing In thu
character of Captain Mlsset, thu bus
band of Mme. Missot. hitherto called
the Comtcsso do Curncs, and thu tnll
outrider iu that of Captain O'Toolo
both being of thu Franco-Irish regi
ment of Count Dillon, ns was also thu
gallant Major Gaydon, nllas tho Comto
tin Ccrnes. Tho Comtesso's brother was
now no longer related to her, but ac
knowledged himself to bo that Charles
Wogan who had really dono m much
for tho Chevalier, having fought for
him, been taken prisoner for him, esca
ped for him, chosen his brldc.and efect
ed hor liberation as cleverly as ho had
effected his own. Iu fact tho Italian
peasant Vuzsosl wns tho only otto of
this curious group who had acted at nil
in propria persona.
Tho loth of May, 1719, was a gala
dny in Home, when a long string of
coaches ami tho Princo whom a lnrgo
number of Hritlsh subjects, expressing
their loyalty by peculiar signs of ap
proval considered to bo rightful KingVf
Great Hritain and Ireland went out to
conduct tho fugitive young lady tri
umphantly into tho Kternal City. Shu
now no longer needed tho passport that
had franked her us tho sister of tho
Cointedso lo Curncs, being openly and
joyfully welcomed ns tho Princess Ma
ria Clementina SobiosM. Exchange.
A song heard by n hlvo: "Bee It ev
er st) humble, there's no place like
An BaerfMaa Fee.
linn f !. iNi.Mnif haa a biff tiling
in hla legal pralc In the ca of Don
Joa'tuln Garcia dr Angarica, a Cuban.
who died In New York, at the ag" of
eighty-elgltl vrar. 1 nr im ten . "
In iHftH, on the breaking out of the rev
olution, he being with the Cuban. He
left a very great estate, which fell Into
the hand tif the SpanUh Government.
Mr. Cushlng recovered for de Angarica
hla plantations, and receives for his
service oni'-third of the amount, which
I more than ?.), A), and another
claim for fli.OOO.OM) ha been made,
and If ctahlihcd, will make Mr.
Cushlng a rich man. The rlnlrti I one
which probably can le collected, and
Mr Cushlng will profit largely as well
a the heir to the eatate.
Kales far MpeM"
In the Oxford edition of the Kugii'h
Hook of Common Prayer, tho word
penny Is p-lt with one n", "peny," in
the one plan where the word occur,
the "Gospel forSeptuagcsltnaSunilay."
In theOxford Hlhlc the word has its
full tnle of consonant, and is smH
"penny." The reason given Is that
the printer follow the standard Isioks,
as by law and custom fM.'thllshcd ; the
"scaled" Inmk of Common Praver of
IM-J, nnd the Oxford Folio Hfble of
l"6'.. If Uie same Iron rule were
adopted in legal documents, and in the
orthography of staU' laws the present
generation would almost need a gloss
ary. The truth Is that spelling was
done in thu old times as seemed right
to each writer. Take as a specimen,
the following sentono from a letter
written in Icfcl. The writer was Sir
James Dairy tuple, who was driven from
Sisitlntid to I.cvde.n, by the troubles of
the times. "J" have licin mor searched
after than any man J know. Hun
dredth of witness havchoin otf sttorne
ngalnst mo & my fnmllie even my tin
ntcMlck servant jet nothing was "found
Jiersoually In me of any mUcarringe. I
ottnd it ho boat by 'that great man
Clavorhouso Unit it w'as litter for me to
be out of the way of siipicinwne and
trouble and therefore I lixed heer to
give hritcdiug to mv two youngest
sone," Thu best rttfe for spelling Is
to follow the accepted tin1 of the pres
ent, to which the eye is accustomed.
That use, whatever may be alleged
against It, presents Mich tin appearance
f uniformity its contents tho eje, and
makes nils-spelt words scent otifof or
der and harmony. If changes arc nec
essary or desirable they will come by
the force of use, and without disturb
ing announcement. It is easier now to
svtll than It was to read when Sir
Janttts Dalrymple wrote.
Never marry a man who has only his
lovo for you to recommend him. It is
very fa.Moinating.but it does not make tho
man. If ho is not otherwise what lie
should be, you will never Iks happy.
The most perfect man who did not lovo
you should never bo your husband.
Hut though marriage without love is
terrible, lovo only will not do. If thu
man is dishonorable to other men, or
mean, or given to any vice, thu timo
will como when j-oa will either loathe
him or sink to his level. It is hard to
remember, amid kisses and praises,
that there is anything else in the world
to bo done or thought of but love-making;
but thu days of life are many, nnd
the husband must bo a guide to be
trusted 11 companion, a friend a well
iw a lover. Many a girl has married a
man whom ahu knew to be auv thing
but good, because he loved hur so."
And the tlamu hits died out on the
hearthstone of homo before long, and
besides if she has been sitting with one
that she could never hone would lead
her heavenward -or wiio. if she fob
lowed him as a wife vhould. would
guide her steps to perdition. Marriage
is a solemn thing a choice for life ; tie
careful in the choosing. Ihlqravia.
Mrs. President Tjler.
Mrs. Tyler arrived hero last week,
anil called to pay Iter respect to Mrs.
Hajes. That fatly promptly Invited
her to reccivu with her last 'Saturday.
As thu two stood besltlu each other.it
was observed that they were not unlike
Mrs. Tyler Is thu oldest by about a score
of j ears, but has the same bright ex
nresaiveface which is tho charm of
Mrs. HavcV appearance. Both have
black hair, and have always worn it in
glossy bands on the temples and cheeks
both have great suavity of manner.and
are fluent and affable in conversation
The old-timu courtesy of the White
Housu is revived by trie present occu-
ll.Hn ' , 8 ,onK M Mr8- Madison lived
tho President's oarragu would bo sent
for her whenever there was a State din
iter or reception. Sho was impover
ished in her old ago by a spendthrift
son, but hor friends never permitted
her to know want. Navy officers
brought to Iter shawls from India ; iter
satin turbans wero the gift of friends
the necessaries of life wero unfailingly
left at her door. Sho received charities
as shu did homage, its her duo, nnd to
tho end of Iter loug lifo maintained a
court and enjoj-ed tho respect of Ik ,js.
tinguished circle IMadclphia Press.
Decline or Australia Gold Mining.
The change that hits como over tho
mining industry during tho past year of
I81 4 Is remarkable. Tho tliv blends de
clared for the twelve months show a
falling off of no less than jL'i75.000 as
compared with thoo of 1876. There is
a reverse, however, to this dark picture
This year in round numbers the in
crcascd yields of our wheat fichu has
enabled us to send away home ten
thousand tons of bread-stuffs, valued at
V'-P0.!:!0"' ThU represents no less
than 1-120,000. while, again, if vvo mid
the value of tho wheat and flour import-
4! Snaiwl?71, W0 bri"K lm ,ho ,0'd to
i.215,000, an amount which will go -i
long way to compensate for the lcjss
of our gold yield. Melbourne leader
Sharitsburg. Ky has a natural math
ematician In lteubon Fields, who, whilo
hu knows not ono tiguro from another,
correctly solves intricate problems in
its mind, without hesitation, computus
tho timo of day almost in an instant,
and tells how many revolutions tho
drive-wheel of a locomotive will mako
between given poinUt He can neithe
read nor write.
Jmsc Ttmrnj la lriM.
Probablv there U more coriolty coa
cernlng the priaon career of Je Pom
rroy than any other convict In the Inatl
ttitfon. Hl atrocities are known the
world over, and hundreds make the
vain vllt to the priaon to get a sight at
him. I mleed scarcely a visitor appear
here but who asks for the privilege,
and. strange as it mav wxiti, thu most
ImiKirtttnate and persistent of these are
found among the lady visitor. It Is
no uncommon thing for the Warden t5
be Importuned for half an hour, at a
time tiy a delegation of these philan
thropic females, and, finding that their
pleadings are uselvas, they go oft In a
rir. nrobablv declaring inwardly that
Pomcrov is a saint and angel in com
parison "with Gen. Chamberlain. ThU
lngular phenomenon of a fiend and
murderer i even more siugulr since his
Incarceration for life In a lonely cell
than he was In the palmy dajs of his V
atrocities. He has. In fact, become
unite an exemplary young man, and is
evidently determined upon acquiring a
thoroughly classical education
away by I
bv himself in a cell
In that part
of the prison known as
Arch," out of the sight of overj thing
and everjlKMly, and thu only hounds M
udleli trroot his ears are the whistles of
the passing locomotive. anil rumbling
of the trains. Three times a day only
is Uie solitude broken bv the appear
ance of a keeper with his meals, and
then not a word passes between them.
It should be added, in qualification,
however, that the chaplain visits him
occasionally, and also that his mother J
and brother are allowed interviews w
with him every three months. This la
In accordance with the general mien of
the prison, all of which ,uro applicable
te Pomcrov, with tho terrible exception
that hi confinement Is to be solitary
during his natural life. During tho
regular working hours ho i employed
making siioc-urusiics, out in this re
spect hu is not Uie most prolitnblo con
vict in the prisou. He seems to have
taken to literature rather than to tho
mechanic arts, and spends much of his
timo iu the acquisition of knowledge.
So far as the Kuglish branches go hu is
already master, ami has now attacked
Latin, French antl German, and is
making astonishing progress in all
three of them. If it weru not for tho
conditions which forbid his mingling
with thu rest of the prisoners it would
not bo a bail itlea to make him "Pro
fessor of Languages" of thu institution.
Ho writes a letter to his mother every
week, and receive ono from her regu
larly in return. Tho poor woman
brings over her communication every
Saturdaj', and invariably finds ono
awaiting Iter. The letters which the
young murderer writes are marvels In
the way of parental correspondence,
and some of his descriptions of his
lonely life are characterized by a Had
ncss which is indeed harrowing. He
never makes any reference to his crimes,
and when qttesUoned by thu officers
about thu multitude of murders and
outrages w hich he has committed ho in
variably answers that hu knows noth
ing whatever aliout them. Ho baa al
ways shown a great affection for hbt
mother, antl her devotion to him haa
shown her to possess those natural in
stincts which are thu charm of pure
womanhood. Shu seems to bo an exemp
lary woman in every ruspoet, novur
complaining, but alwavs anxious, and
has thu condolence and sympathy of
ovury olllccr of thu prison, as she
should indeed of tho whole community.
Iloiton Globe. J
"Who was the author of thu Psalms?"
asked thu Sunday-school teacher of a
Jttlo girl. "I know, ma'am. It wits
"During his ministry hu matlo COO
hearts beat its :100." is tlto way a Maine
paper neatly puts it concerning a local
A Boston writer, in alluding to the
miisicabtstste of tho Hub, says: "Our
ears have been cultivated until they
overshadow our other organs."
.f"iii"i'd! n0"',"'03' "n very fond
of little boys," and as n snow ball stuck
In the back of her neck, she added, "I
feel as though I could eat a couplo U.is
minute, boiled." ' 0
The New York Herald thinks we are '
a borrowing nation. Well, yes, in the
?tUrt.f.VBlbre.,,aH' w,ru t "low.
"Irritable school master "Now.
then, stupid, what's the next word?
W hat ootuos after cheese P" Dull bo v
"A mouse, sir." ""
fioT'1! Freman Clarko haa taken the
nl it t0uWriUl, tt k about "Hw toW
I imi the Stars." Don't wait to read it
-JjIfP on an orange peel.
fo,Tr ,iiU.,'!ru.elFhl thn"Bl and sixty-
M,!li1 riTunt trhil a w''ness was asked
sal'l Vh''n Buck,ey WM "ober," ito
Hald, "hu was very sensitiveas setlu
ivu as any other man-but when drank
V a! V7'lmch Wnited."
1 eck, of tho La Crosso Sun. pronosos
t law to monctiru butter and make it tt
ter ihn h. ' Ur,' m,my n roI Of but
.,ni m,,i,n l discount n ainglu
-cent on tho hundred. Let tho law
A man who had filed a petition for t
tn.it HU wifu had bled across petition "
as lawyers call it, "A cross ftut&r
excise the husband; "thatPs jii liL
Arrangement? havo been completed
t ZJL M"lne ,a M7- Tno tournament
Zlm th,.ml continue three d.v.
5Z K l"m,L Tho toul ue of
haw e! Zl ? ,SWt """"""tion, Ac,
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