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THE EED CLOUD CHIEF.
. L. TnOJIAS, Tobllilirr.
KED CLOUD, - NEBRASKA.
IIEKE ANI THERE.
David Mayhkrkv of Murfrcesboro,
Tcnn., has just died at the age of 106
Gen. Longstkeet is said to be mak
ing money in the hotel business at At
lanta. Senator Bayard says ten million
people in the United States use tobacco.
A hahmek on the shores of Lake On
tario has had nine acres washed away
in 20 years. Ho is evidently losing
An East Bridgeport (Vt.) woman.who
is crazy over the loss of her child, dress
es up a cat and carries it about as if it
was a baby.
The late Princess Christina of Spain
had a romance in her life like ordinary
girls. She lost her heart to a young
Englishman of inferior birth, and the
impossibility of marriage broke her
An ignorant old negro went to a more
ignorant old doctor in Adair Count',
Ga., for a prescription, and was given
81 large shot, to be taken nine at a doso.
The last do3C killed him.
A iiEi.ri.ESS paralytic at Dover, Mass.,
is kept alive by constant motion, and
has been constantly rocked, night and
day, for several years. It is also neces
sary to rub his limbs often to induce
An earthen bowl, filled with rico and
fish, and four lighted candles stuck into
it, and the whole surmounted by a calf's
head, was found on the stoop of a New
Orleans house. Somebody had under
taken to put the inmates under a vou
A hov in Crawford County, Ind.,
married when he was 17, and was a fa
ther at 18. He lately married a second
wife, and now, at the ago of 80, is happy
with a second child. There is 02 years
difference between tho ages of the two
Mai. Valentine Vkedenbuhg of
New Orleans has just been awarded
$15,000 as damages sustained by her in
the loss of a husband, who was torn in
pieces several months ago by a bear in
one of the public parks.
Five negroes and one whito man have
had Delaware justice administered to
them from the Jash of a cat-o'-nine-tails.
The whipping took place at Newcastle,
and was viewed by a large crowd. Tho
Sheriff laid on tho blows, but lightly,
and the prisoners seemed to think it
pretty easy punishment.
A makria(ie performed by a com
mander of a vessel at sea, and duly en
tered in tho log book, is considered legal
and accepted by.tho Christian Church
in erenenil : still, for fear of future di
vorce cases, a bill is now before tho En
glish House of Commons to render such
marriages really legal.
The safe in tho Arlington mill at
Lawrence, Mass., was opened in the
night, three months ago, and 4,500
stolen. Paymaster "Wainwright was
suspected, although he was President of
a Young Men's Christian Association,
and he was compelled to resign his po
sition. The real thieves have just been
Mrs. Boshart of Lowvillo, N. Y.,
chloroformed a kitten as tho easiest way
to kill it, and the animal, placed in a
pasteboard box, was buried in tho gar
den under a light covering of earth.
Two days later, Mr. Boshart heard it
mewing, and, upon unearthing the box,
the kitten crept out alive and sprightly.
No one familiar with the story of
Judge Packer's life can fail to be touch
ed by the allusion to his wife, who
shared both poverty and prosperity
with him that she is to have whatever
she wishes out of his great estate, and
that all of his determination respecting
the distribution of his property arc sub
ject to this provision of the will.
A romantic young man of Darm
stadt and his betrothed tied themselves
together and jumped into a pond last
winter because tho girl's parents oppos
ed their marriage. The coldness of the
water chilled tho young man's ardor,
and he disentangled himself and made
for the shore, leaving the damsel to her
fate. He was lately sentenced to three
years and nine months in prison for the
Prince Galitzin, a young Russian
nobleman, converted by a bible given
him at the Paris Exposition, proposes to
build 30 bible kiosks and to fit up seven
bible carriages. He intends to travel in
Russia with Mr. Clough of Paris, whom
he has engaged to have charge of these
carriages, saying: " Since Christ laid
down His precious life for me, I will give
my wholo life and time and f ortuno for
The latest dodge by which charitable
people in England are imposed upon is
a very simple but ingenious one. A man
carefully, but plainly, dressed, visits the
churches, is overcome by faintness dur
ing the service, falls into tho aisle and
is carried out, to the great disturbance
of the congregation. A pitiful talo of
starvation and want is told in the vestry
when the man revives, and, of course
a collection is made to relieve the pangs
of hunger which tho poor man " suf
A woman named Marceline Guiot, 26
years of age, has just been condemned
to death by the Court of Assize of the
Vienne, in France, for one of the most
abominable crimes on record. She
forced her step-daughter, a little girl of
8. to take with her soup 16 pins, two
needles, and some pieces of wood, and
the unfortunate child expired in the most
horrible tormants. There could be no
recommendation to mercy even from a
French jury in such an atrocious case.
A singular instance of the verifica
tion of a dream occurred in Polk Coun
ty, Florida, some days ago. A young
daughter of Mr. Hill dreamed one night
that she had been burned to death. .Next
morning she went with her brother into
the corn-field to keep the birds from the
planted corn. As it was cold they built
a fire, and while they were warming
themselves the clothes of the girl caught
fire. Her little brother tried to extin
guish the flames, but could not. She
died the next day.
"A startling discovery was lately
made in the County Court at Leeds,
England. It was no more nor less than
the preparation of some unknown Guy
Fawkes to blow up the High Bailiff.
Under the seat of that functionary wu
stowed a large quantity of blasting-powder,
mixed with broken glass and small
nails, and connecting with it was a train
of gunpowder, running across the floor,
with the heads of matches scattered in
it, evidently with the view te their igni
tion by being trodden upon.
Miss Green and Mr. Neemier stood
at the chancel rail in a Roman Catholic
Church at Delphos, Ohio, in the pres
ence of a large wedding assembly. The
marriage service was smoothly per
formed to the point where Bliss Green
was asked if she would take Mr. Nee
mier to be her husband. " No, I will
not," fcho responded. The priest thought
she was confused and put the question
again, whereupon she declared that she
had changed her mind, but would give
no explanation. Of course the cere
mony was not concluded.
The Nihilists would appear to be full
of grim humor. An address couched
in terms of abject obsequiousness was
recently dispatched to Livadia to con
gratulate the Czar on his escape, but,
when it reached its destination, there
appeared the astounding declaration:
" We are intensely grieved that the as
assination of your Majesty has not
taken place." The unlucky authorities
in the towns in question were at once
placed under close arrest, and copious
explanations (and probably a liberal
dispensing of roubles) were necessary
to save them from instant transportation
The great magnate of South Wales
is Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, who
owns 90,000 acres in the principality.
He is M. P. for Denbighshire, as was his
father from the age of 21 to his death
at an advanced age. His father, who
repeatedly refused a peerage, was alss)
Lord Lieutenant of two counties. Up
ward of 7,000 persons attended his fu
neral. In 1858 Wynnstry, his ancestral
home, with its contents, was destroyed.
Only four pictures were saved out of a
large collection. To a South Welsh
man " Sir Watkin " is the no plus ultra
of grandeur and wealth.
Allen's barn was burned at Sonora,
0., and it was believed that Minnich
and Willis kindled the fire. Allen and
some of his friends dug a grave, carried
tho suspected men to it, made them
kneel at the side of the hole, held guns
to their heads, and commanded them to
confess. However, this treatment did
not extort a confession, and Allen was
subsequently fined $100 for outrage. A
few Dayton boys, having heard of the
Sonora affair, took oven more cruel
Tncaures to make a play-fellow confess
some trifling offense. They held his
bare feet close to a flame until the soles
wcro badly burned.
Two years ago, a lad in Michigan
found his health broken down by too
constant application to his books. He
was a "clover, ambitious boy, the son of
a poor clergyman, and was eager to fit
himself to help the struggling family at
home. Whilo in this enfeebled state,
he took a severe cold, which settled on
his lungs. The physicians declared
medicine to be of no use. The only
chance of life was a change of climate,
and his father could not send him to
Colorado. It was as much as he could
do to keep him at homo. In this crisis
an uncle, living in tho mountains of East
Tennessee, wrote for the lad to come to
him. He found his uncle's home a
rough cabin on the top of a high peak,
surrounded by pine forests. The pure
air and the balsam of the pines acted as
a tonic. Tho young man lived roughly,
slept soundly, ate with tho hunger of a
bar. As soon as ho was able, his un
cle started with him on short walking
excursions through the mountains.
Theso increased in length with his
strength. He remained a year, at the
end of which time he was able to make
his 25 miles a day. He went home a
stout healthy young fellow, with an
amount of practical knowledge which
no books could have taught him.
Last summer, walking-parties started
from several of our colleges, and webe
lievo that the idea will gain in popular
ity duriDg ther present year. In Ger
many, almost every student spends his
vacation in tramping through some
part of Europe. Our American boys
ought to study their own country, face
to face, by this means.
No more delightful or useful scheme
of amusement could be found than for
a couple or four intelligent, clean-minded,
fun-loving young men to start out
together to tramp through some State
unknown to them. The railway would
soon bring them, say to New Hampshire,
New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, or
the great Southern mountains. Then
let them saygood-by to railways, and
with their guns, rods, sketch-books, and
a little money in their pockets, what a
happy, beneficial summer theirs would
be! Youth's Companion.
Narrow Escape of an Aeronaut.
One of the most extraordinary es
capes from death ever recorded occur
red on Easter Monday to an aeronaut
named L'Estrange. In the presence of
thousands of spectators he made an as
cent from the Agricultural Grounds, on
the St. Kilda road, in the balloon Auro
ra, the same, it is said, which was used
to convey dispatches during the Franco
Prussian war. When the balloon had
attained the great altitude of a mile and
three-quarters it suddenly collapsed,
the gas bursting through its sides; but
the parachute came into play, and, in
stead of the wreck falling like a stone,
it came down in a zigzag course, and
finally struck a tree in the Government
Domain, thus breaking the fall, and
L'Estrange reached the ground half stun
ned, but alive. The excitement when
the balloon came down was intense.
Women screamed and fainted, some fell
on their knees, with their hands clasped
in prayer, while hundreds of men rush
ed into the Government .Domain ex
pecting to find a mangled body, but to
their astonishment they discovered
L'Estrange alive, and almost unhurt.
The escape was certainly one of the
most marvelous on record. The bal
loon used was an old one, and L'Es
trange patched up some rents in the
morning, but the direct cause of the ca
tastrophe was the inexperience of the
aeronaut, who did not allow for the
great expansion of gas consequent upon
his rapid ascent. L'Estrange is a good
deal bruised, and he has sprained his
right arm, but he is in high spirits, and
talks of making another ascent if he can
patch np the Aurora, or obtain a substi
tute. Melbourne Argus.
Temperance DriBlu for Summer.
Dr. Richardson and the British Med
ical Temperance Association, over
which he presides, have once more en
deavored to give practical illustration of
what may be need as a wholesome, non
intoxicating beverage when the warm
weather we have long been expecting
eventually arrives. Always supposing
that sunshine will some day supersede
the cold and wet from which' we are at
present suffering, and that with it the
desire for refreshing compounds in the
shape of drink will arise, the question
which the doctors have met to discuss is
certainly one of considerable interest.
It may at once be noted that the variety
of mixtures with which the assembled
teetotalers on the occasion of the so
ciety's banquet drank to the various
"sentiments" proposed was neither
stinted nor commonplace. There were
unfermented wines, including " port "
and " sherry," fruit drinks, beverages
made from malt free from alcohol, of
course and others from hops, declared
on the list to be both good and pleasant,
cyderine, concocted from the juice of
apples; "a curious liquid with a singular
name, which was stated to be "the pure
inspissated juice of the grape, free from
all foreign matter, and pleasantly acid,"
and another which, under an equally
strange title, was averred to contain
phosphates and iron, and to be an ex
cellent tonic. Ginger ale, than which,
it was announced, "nothing could be
finer," fruit essences no doubt ad
mirable in their way and, lastly,
liqueurs, " unintoxicating and very at
tractive," went to make up the list of
potations in which the advocates of
temperance pledged each other. Agree
ably cheered with tho uninebriating
liquors thus provided, they congratu
lated themselveTen the success of the
movement they represented, and found
much satisfaction in tho discovery that
they were able to cat what appears
from their menu to have been a particu
larly good dinner without the aid of
alcoholic mixtures. That, being in
sound health, they are not deterred by
the absence of claret and champagne
from enjoying tho salmon, poiilet sautes
a la Maretigo, roast goslings, quail, as
paragus, and jellies, to say nothing of
many another toothsomo dish with
which they were supplied, will, no
doubt, be matter for sincere satisfaction
to their friends. It is of more import
ance to know how far the " pleasantly
acid " juice of unsweetened grapes, tho
malt drink which, as we are assured,
"can with difficulty bo distinguished
from beer and stout," or the unfer
mented port or sherry, are likely to su
persede the more intoxicating draughts
they are proposed to combat, and in
what degree they are likely to find fa
vor with a public whose home is an
island, the climate of which is humid,
and frequently depressing "and dull.
Ill-Treatment of Mexican
An Express reporter while wandering
about west of the San Pedro, yesterday,
was shown a man who claimed to have
deserted the Mexican army at Piedras
Negras, a few days ago. Approaching
tho man, whoso clothes were tattered
and filthy, and whose spirits seemed to
be rather low, the reporter inquired his
name, which he gave as Juan Montes.
A conversation followed, during which
the poor creaturo stated that he had
abandoned the ranks of the army of his
country simply because he was being
starved to death. The soldiers, he said,
were corraled and treated like beasts.
When asked bow the treatment of
American soldiers, from what he had
seen, compared to that of the Mexicans,
he replied that the Americans were
treated fine plenty to eat, good clothes
and liberties denied the Mexicans were
theirs. The Mexican soldiers at Piedras
Negras, the man said, have not been
paid for over six months, and they get
most of their supplies through tho
Americans. He also said that the sol
diers were talking abont coming to
Texas to live, and intimated in a pecu
liar way that the desertion of the entire
command at Piedras Negras might be
looked for soon. There were others,
this man says, who crossed to Texas
with him. The guards did not see them
and they escaped without even being
The above is but in accord with re
ports the Express has published from
time to time about the condition of the
Mexican army on the border. Some
attribute the present lack of funds to
pay the men. as well as the shortness of
their ration, to an intention of the dom
inant party to hold fast all the money
possible to get until the days of the com
ing Presidential election roll around,
expecting to need it then more than at
present, while others say that all the
money has been spent, and nothing short
of a general levying of pestimos can
bring the desired relief. At any rate,
hundreds of troops have fled to Texaalo
escape their prison-like barracks and
run the chances of living. The treat
ment the soldiers receive is ;aid to be
most outrageously severe and brutal.
In fact, if half that is told be true, a few
lessons of civilization are necessary to
be taught. San Antonio Tex.) Express.
Beet Sugar in New England.
The experiment which a company is
risking in the production of beet sugar
is one of general importance. Last year,
as our readers are well aware, the ex
periment was tried on a small scale and
proved satisfactory. The farmers along
the lines of the railroads found that
the beets at the prices paid would pay
moderately, and the company at Port
land found no difficulty in making good
sugar from them. This year the com
pany has entered upon the enterprise
with vigor. Early in the season a suf
ficient number of acres of the root were
arrangedfor to run the works at Port
land to their full capacity. Seed has
been planted in three States, Maine,
New Hampshire and Massachusetts. It
is stated that the return of the business
was so promising that a better price for
the raw material is paid this year than
last. Those who have given most at
tention to the matter in Maine are confi
dent of success, and confidently predict
that the production of beet sugar is an
industry which will give agriculture in
New England a new impetus and open
a new field of profitable investment.
What is that which brings a cold,
cures a cold and pays the doctor's bill?
A British Trooper Wfco wa Takesi TrUon-
r ntet,c! u b5 nto to Itoaxli by
The London Standard's correspond
ent in Zululand given an account of the
sufferings of Earnest Grandier, 28 years
of age, a trooper in the British Army,
who was taken prisoner by the Zulus.
After being in captivity eight days, dur
ing which time he received the most
cruel treatment, on account of his re
fusal to join tho ranks of King Cctewa
yo, the latter ordered that Grandier
should be conducted to Umbelini's kraal,
banded over to his people, and be put to
death with the
REriNXMENTS Or TORTURX,
in which the cruel Zulus are great
adepts. One of their favorite methods
is pegging out an unhappy, wretched
captive close to one of the huge ant
hills which abound throughout South
Africa, cutting gashes in portions of the
flesh, then breaking up the ant-hill,
leaving the unhappy victim to be slow
ly eaten to death by the enraged insects,
who, attracted by the blood, fasten on
the wounds in myriads, and mine into
the body. Cetewayo was pleased to give
special directions for this horriblo pun
Lshmcnt to be inflicted on Grandier, il
lustrating by pantomime with a
stabbing assegai whero cuts were
to bo made in the legs, body, and arms,
and finishing by drawing the blade
across his mouth, which meant that his
lips were to be cut off. Next morning
early Grandier was sent off under es
cort of two men, armed with assegai,
one of them having also a muzzle-loading
rifle. When they had traveled
about ten miles they met Invaname go
ing towards Ulundi with a strong es
cort. He spoke to Grandier's guards,
and learning that the prisoner had been
sentenced to be tortured to death at the
Ziobane he expressed his satisfaction by
loud cries of "Ah! ah! " and langhed
as if it was an exquisito joke. Gran
dier was made to stand by tho side of
the path while the escort passed, each
man of it grinning at the prisoner as he
went by, as if they fully appreciated
the joke which had so tickled their
chief. It was now near soon of the
13th, with a burning sun, and Grandier,
wearied by toiling over a rocky, thorny
path, pleaded for a rest. Tho man with
the gun replied by thrashing him with
an assegai staff, but on reaching a
mealie garden, a few minutes after, he
seemed to relent, for he unbound his
arms, leaving his wrists tied, and turn
ed him in to forage. After Grandier
had eaten his fill ho came back to his
guard, whom he fouad resting. The
man with the gun was apparently sit
ting dozing, the handles of his assegais
being turned in a tempting ttyle to
wards Grandier as he came out of the
n.calies, while tho other bad his head
averted taking snuff, a luxury in which
Kaffirs largely indulge. The chance of
making a successful
STRUOOLE FOR HIS I.IKE
flashed across his mind for the first time,
and acting on the instant he stopped
noiselessly to the man with the gun,
drew an assegai from his sheath, and,
with both hands grasping the staff, pin
ned the savage to tho ground. Then,
seizing tho gun, he turned quickly at
the other, only to see him start to his
feet, and, without making any attempt
at fight, ran like a frightened buck with
huge bounds up an adjoining hill.
Grandier's first impulse was to fire, but
ho remembered tho force which had so
recently passed must be still within
hearing, so he restrained himself, and
let the Zulu escape. Hiding for half an
hour and finding no alarm, he
ventured to ascend the mountain,
at the foot of which this scene
had taken place. He travel
ed all night by the stars, and ascended
a hill next morning, when at the sum
mit he saw a large Zulu impy driving
many cattle towards Clundi, and had to
lie perdu many hours while they pass
ed. He traveled two nights continu
ously, steering a course by the stars,
and on the second ran during a fog al
most into a Kaffir kraal. On the morn
ing of the 16th he was trying to see if
he could recognizo the outline of any
of the hills, when he spied the scouts
offRafTs Horse, who formed part of
the escort to a convoy of wounded go
ing into Baltcs Sprint.
His troubles and dangers were now
practically at an end. He was fed with
such scraps of food as the men had with
them and carried into camp, where,
after making his statement, he was
placed in the skillful bands of the prin
cipal medical officer, Surgeon-Major
Reilly, who found that nourishing food
and rest were what he principally need
ed. A few days' rest will remedy the
swollen legs and Lacerated feet, from
which he was principally suffering,
though he bore bruises and weals else
where, demonstrating the liberality
with which he had been submitted to the
discipline of the assegai shaft.
A writer calls attention to the cheap
and effective method adopted by the
Japanese to protect their feet:
One of the most striking sights that
takes the attention of the traveler in
Japan is that of tho woe den sandals
worn by thirty-five millions of people.
These sandals have a separate compart
ment for the great toe, and make a
clacking noise on the street. Straw slip
pers are also worn, and a traveler, pet
ting out on a journey, will strap a sup
ply of them on his back, that he may
put on a new pair when the old is worn
out. They cost but a cent and a half a
pair. They are rights and lefts, and
leave the foot free to the air. We never
see those deformities of the foot in Ja
pan which are so frequent in this coun
try. They are never worn in the house,
being left out-side the door; passing
down a street, you see long rows of them
at the doors, old and new, large and
small. It is surprising to see how rap
idly the Japs step out of them, and piok
them up again with their feet, without
stopping when leaving the house.
Cure for Hiccough. Under this
title Dr. Grellet of Vichy states that he
has never4 failed in immediately reliev
ing hiccough, . c, not dependent upon
any appreciable morbid condition, by
administering a lump of sugar imbibed
with vinegar. Btvue Medicate.
Cottage Bread. 1 quart of flour, 1
tablespoonful of loaf-sugar, 1 good ta
blespoonful of fresh butter, 1 egg, 1
teacupful of yeast. Make up with water,
like bread. Bake in 3 little loaves.
FOK THE YOUNG FOLKS.
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four little bovs sat on the back tcp
unattalable pleasure. They had wked,
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"Wc might drop potatoes for old
Smithy," suggested Davie. He and
Johnny were of the same, age and al
"Pooh! lot's o' money you'd get!"
sneered another, whom the boys, for
some resn known only to thcmv;lve
I called "Kabbity." His father was chor-
later in the church where Davie's father
was Deacon. ' Hero 'tis after school,"
he continued "and the circus comes off
to-morrow afternoon. ou wouldn't
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nave nine enougn to get tne money to
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heard your father sav that, so vou think '
!Pa am tf "
" Bet ye;u'd go quick's wo would, only
give you the chance;" and Johnny
knowingly nodded his closely sheared
" Bet vou'd go quick 'nough," echoed
"Oh dear! I wish wo could go,"
sighed Johnny, returning to the subject
"It's too dirt mean't we can't."
Davie was very near crying.
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ed Johnny. "You seo if they'd only
give father bigger pay, why, we'd go."
" 'Tain't that that keeps me," said
Davie, mournfully. "If that was tho
reason 'twouldn't bo so hard;" and ho
swallowed his hardships In a big gulp.
"Why don't they let you go, then?"
asked Johnny, in amazement.
oausuiiiuj inauuieauiuej nun l;
" Won't let you go when they got the
money!" Johnny stood right up on his
feet. "Well, I gummy!"
" So, they won't. Taint refine' or
suthin'. They think I'll get so't I'll
like it. I'll bet I'll ride some o' them
hosses yet, if they don't look out.
They'd better let me go whilo I'm littlo
an' they can pay for it, an' then maybe
when I'm a man I'll be tired of it an'
save my money."
"What's tho reason you don't go,
Kabbity?" asked Johnny.
"Well," said Iiabbity, slowly, "my
;nt, so 1 don't want to go
Pooh! Guess you don't need to
learn how to lie,11 muttered Johnny, un
der his breath, at the same time punch
" S'po30 you'd like to go and get
bad," returned Kabbity, who hoard the
" I'll risk gettin' bad. Just gimme a
chance to go in, that's all I want."
"Here's something I picked up com
ing home," called Davie's older brother,
as he approached the house with a pa
per in his hand. " It tells all about the
circus. There's Barnum himself, and
here's all his horses and things," and
he threw the paper at them, and went
in. It was like a match thrown into a
heap of gunpowder. And the exclama
tions and elbow joggins that followed
would have driven any one but a boy
As lone as they could see, they I
J . . . , ,J 1
jver it, now admiring the do-
..., i- . 1
phants, and then squealing in ecstasy
at the wonderful performances of the
equestriennes. And when it was too
dark to read any more, they discovered
that there was to be a street parade.
Then they went in search of Davie's
" Say, father," cried Davie. " Won't
you tae us up to the street parade to
morrow morning? It's free, an' wc can
see the chariot. An' his horse cost no
end of money!"
After much entreaty, the boys were
told that if they would be good and obe
dient they could go to the street parade,
and they promised unlimited wisdom
and discretion, and withdrew to the .
road, where they sat down in a row ana
"You scp timoH U so bird " said r J , romemoer scoimj; in any Awrnwii ym
10U see, limes is so uaru, sahi , svii..i,1m : uvhiu-r's old aiMilIim bUtiirv Itwsslnundln the tnlnca of .. . . k. n-. ...'!.., v.... ...
Johnny, reflectively. " Our folks can't ,J V ---.---o ''" " " .... wr x ' " ..,:,..-.-..-.-
alorditforthetwoofus an"twouldn't bk- (.olconda. how many year, ago no one umbMU tUJca n ekH ,Uae
. . , . , ' ., ., ,. . But tho drivo was not long, and once can toll. The first authentic Informa tH)r,iln,.iv inif,rtr.! In a nowiatr tV
do to let one go, 'cause t'other'd bo ..... .1.1 . 1 n. 1 .1 . 1. .1. ii. eoniinKy ""n"ni innn.ri r
0 ' tint nf the biiPi'V. th lwvs iMrn Ihmr tinn urn hsru n! I i tint it was in the .... , ..... . .. i. .,.. a
m., 11 - rrj -j r , I. mowing :vn nrim;jj-in -4I t ivm
.atur lUiuaa iuuj iu irnu uruua, ami st9rted wUh lh(J crowJ nn,j th Mn,
the.v cheat and lie. anil if I fo. I'll ln.irn ' .. ...... ...
. J . . . . . . 1 ucacon natx 10 trot aiojiir too. wnetner
it He thinks Ham't proper, and I guess h(j wou,(, Qr nQ wUh Tfc1 fn hU ftrm,
ne's 'oout ric
talked of the lions and elephants till an,j jt Wi, simply worded that he , cr daJ thc Otis girl, the belle of the re- ;
they hardly dared go home. understood it, and accordingly, when j &ion w persuadcI by her lover, while
The next morning Davie was up bright ' they were passing the village store, he on a v5lt f Southwlck, Ut step over tbe
and early. As soon as breakfast was , insisted on going in. Preiently he came Iine 'nto Rranby, Conn., and get mar
over, his father said : " Now, if I am J back to the buggy with a stick of candy ri- Then the psir returned home.the
to give vou a pleasure, you must do in each hand, and another in his mouth. " bride g"ingto her parent, and the raar-
somethiusr for me in return. You can
take a basket and pick up tbe chips in
the wood-yard, and when that is done J
we will start." ;
"Can't I do it when I comeback?".
"No, you can do it now, or you
-. . . ... ,..?. tt I
ly, and went out
gest basket he could
But chip business
to the flesh and
mmseii pnuosopnicai- -uni'saia iea, scramoimg ap on -- ,...:..- .. . , 10Q. . . ot
to work with the big- the seat. "Cau?e you tol' us to look ia w so cut up by the hasty marriage , . t-, 70. '. j fi0. of i,
became a weariness nasty little th'ee cent things, an' I was ww nnea lor Keeping an unlicensed ,. -0. . . MA0ttvii
a vexation of spirit be- 'frxid I'd lose him, so I spent him an' aS uprxntfi'Ml r Havt I Republican -k w ,. . '... frt T,ait,-r
m Ta. a?rl-J A a. 1 L.A.nM
tcentioned that Davie's father was a
Deacon. He was a believer in the "here
a little and there a little " system, and,
as much as
ofonndly admonished and
they were pro
counseled during the drive to the city,
regarding "the evils of that form of ,
dissipation known as circus-going."
" It has corrupting influence on the
manners,' said the Deacon, as loftily
as if addressing a convention of Con-
gregatioaal churches. And it debases J
tbe morals to an unlimited degree. It j
creates taste for low and sordid j
lore was uuisn. ac.u, u aii uua caooy. nMiWB:
he ran to get ready, while the horse was Perhaps tbe Deacon was not thorough-
.. . jttu i j'. .ij...- ....
being harnessed. We have already ly satiified with this result of his coan-1
as the boys climbed into the buggy, he man.wno iooKea mucn nee tee ieacon, . M M w- , vtLA tul i'a exxxP' Jfld fciicli ?
saw an opportunity too precious to be might have been seen leaving the city. m J. , r t . ge hunger and cold. A kisdly stidow es
neglected, to "impress them with a As he was passing the last street lamp, - e ;wste, ployed him often, aad looked after its
." nfwell. their total deoravitv ' a vehicle, troimr in the same direction, i -afc bio7. howled the good man, y lf ... ', . , . y
- " X " or. - ' i n.u.kl- ! t , ... ..... . t HCUIXfl K ULUC L&(EJf. W ut"
icKucmcau. which, oace formed. can
never be wholly eradicated. I Intend
u fillcft tie borwi il Ue upper csu oi
cd. and k In am hisntlt, by the nol
! , . . r. . . .. ......
, " -" '"
!pnwn rvcaiuauy crown tmi m
J ... .
rood. The jtrnct pjLraJe will 00 Htmbl
-.-. -.? . .
pioycu. ana wm cao.o laca u long lor
1 tho Intacr cicUraKnt of th ctrcci
.-.,., ,. ,,, , y,M ,,.
none uf you boy' will crcr be u-raptrd
to wrutc yoar time, eaercs and money )
ia lhl way." !
This last wai said so pointedly that
the boys felt thi aa &wer w, necc- '
.... .w ,n lUhMtv w.kB
nn ,nm!1v. '
Yes jIrf " 1
" I'd like to Jan' find money enough j
j wUeh Joh h(Kk h wM$.
, ..n, 1
" - ..... VHVw- . .. -....-
He's lolHn u
" I ain't doin' to dry up my gab. Dry '
u p y'own. He ain't dot nothla' to say
'bout it, anyway."
t "Oh shut up! Be still!" whispered
Johnny, in terror. "He'll take ui
rite to nay '
suthin' '.h you n' Dave ha to boa taU-
. ,. , ,, .. ., ,, .. ,
m to jerselves all tho time," muttered
Titl fi-klf f.rvTf.ir
..... ., ,. ... ,i . .,
"Well, wo wont. We'll keep still,
. . .. ,. .. ,,, . , . ..
won't we, Dave?" said Johnnv, wiHinj:
. ..... . , .," .
I v - -"-r - - - "j
little tongue quiet.
The sermon was resumed again, aril
' Dave and Johnny, who sat on tho back
! seat with Ted between them, nudged
each other occasionally,. and tried to
smother their giggling at tho sight of
Kabbity, who sat on tho front seat bo-,
side thu deacon, and listened attentively,
apparently drinking in every word,
which so encouraged tho speaker that '
his discourse soon began to sound like !
whole attention to tho sight seeing, and ,
the admonitions they had received hail 1
the fate of the teed? which once fell by i
I'ho Deacon hail his '
hands full when tho " panoramic pa-,
tiiinn nf t fin 'lnmn nt wrnn!f fmir .lUntnn.l lix li-.il tn f.atwwlslli noLil)!n . . .
geant" appeared. I ho three older boys ; passed into tho hands or hu sureessors
forgot all thoir promises, and wormed on tho throne, and, when tho l'tinjaub
their way through tho crowd that made was conquered by tho llrittsh in 1n'.0,
-t .-.. i a t t -.i.t. .. ir.tt u.. f..t...l...i .nH..il...
tho street almost unpassablu, to tho j
curbstone, whero they stood "rapt in 1
atnniulitiiiint " 1. thof.l.l nlmni Ima it
:rodcouMnot foUow h!a ham lM!jIlg'
fi heM y the lu.otit who valnIv
. , .,.., .,, .,..,: f ,l, lMIV)l I
.......-......-.. ,...... . j.., t
01 whom he now and then caught a
" I can't .sic it," shrieked Ted, jump
ing with all his might as ho heard the
The Deacon held him up to stop his
noUe, but without succcis, for thu
shrieking was changed to shouts of do-
" If ever I get thosu boy homo,"
said tho Deacon, vengcfully.
But there seemed to bo a possibility
that he would not get them homo, for
when tho last chariot passed, tho boys
I'he day was very warm, ami Ted was
heavy, and the Deacon had not taken
off his flannels, and he felt like ignoring
his position, dropping his oratory, and
: 1. .!..:.. : ., .. i. ....:.. .....u 'i. it
the truth he dul say "Godfrey" with
considerable emphasis. '
Suddenly became upon his party ,
u.: ...:.u ..:. i... i . I
uua.U8wuu . u.
was too breathless tosay any thing, and ,
oetween tne crowu aim tne uotcrmincdi
boys, he found himself hurrying towanl
the great white tents at the other end of
the town. It was useless to resist, so
he gave up the contest and soon became
almost as eager to co on as the boys . ., , ,. .. , i , . .
" , " , J , 1 back of tho stand, where a largo tub,
themselves, rbcro were tho usual , .. .1 7 , ,
, covered over with canvas, attracted her
scenes on the circus-ground the shout- ,, ., ., .. , .... ..
, , . , I attention. Cautmuily lifting the cr;vor,
ing agents, the flaming show-bills, the . . , , , , ,
. 6 . . , ! . so as not to make any noIe, she ran
time-worn " accidental escape" of the', , . , . .1 . . . ,,
, .. .' . .. . .. . "
from the tents, which the lKys were
. . ' . . . J... .
posiuve were taustu uy uiu who am-,,.
positive were caused by
mals rushing about looe, and this and
the presence of the blue-coated gentry
in the crowd rendered them quite man
ageable, so that in the course of time
the Deacon was able to start on the re
11 tne leacon naa wainca auico way 1
;,. t ti, i- m.H i.t ;m
J into town, the boys made up lost time 1
!,,'. ,, .,,,,. ,..,!
If the Deacon had walked all the way
uu ku- iJ w c
they all talked at once, and he cauld
hardly hear hu own
voice when he
spoke to the horse. So they were left ,
to themselves except that once when ,
-L. 1 ! ..-: iu
iney were oemuaaing mei. tact 01 ;
Once lost vou never can eet it az&in.'
y0 onc noticed this remark except Ted,
The lajt he divided between tho other
" What do you spend your money
for, so near home?" asked the Deacon.
The query was repeated with "why"
substituting "what." '
...... ... . rr-J ...
J tl sL!. t a
sels, but he made no sign.
About 10 o'clock the same evening a
eiea mcco l reies UMmn. .
. . . ... ..
slackened up and a voice called. "Hil
lo, Deacon! Is this yon? Won't you
"Why, good evening!" returned the
addressed, recognizing the chorister of
his charch. "Yes, very glad to ride
My horse was pretty tired, so I walked
in to-night. How do yoa do?"
First-rate. See an to me you're oa
late to-night. Must have been to the
circus. Ha! ha! ha!"
funds, he said impressively; "Save your occurrcil In BcckeU Two young iuch?" An answer In the negt. -money,
boys, against the tims of nee.!. swain". brother, have been courting PJ a to Pat a V to tb" &-
find and a shovel, out not lose it, an' I had one a' them ' Be a3- got even by having bis son- Ja WM r. fj, Ql j
" VH. !! la trU. ! a. a U j
given r. nd I-Wl Mad of obHi to
bwii. " '-'- "
lt-Ua". wW"! tbx I i
hl Ihe cJmfUUT, nU&of
. .. .. t , .
C&bm la to abcwl
r"." .-. .
tcu itsdw. snl I SUM i
: - :- -?? .--- in
ia? njisa-sxw .
mo uhb, mju w. oip.
wro Rolnj; Into th thow, Mid I
. w w,al
tnr.,ln1 !. whi! 1 oireu.WM.
but. yoa y. iho iw" r worth
ocin Tb ooa hvl Vaj aadr
pretty aiceooatroi "
I u qalUi arprivl to and lbo
cr barrback rider lrrol. I !
ik-r-r,.i,. rather ifcaa ih
Then followr! a Iodj: dtcuMoa o lts
merits of the d!2era: jrferar.
who wmn wem pmaou6oel a fcUWj
lt.rn-im Ktmwlf ocilil Kivo June
. ....-.. ... --.. -.----, .. -
When It leaked out the next dr, a
of c-jure It diil. that lh l " JU-
larV' had been to the clrou, there wa
a council among the boj And Patio
said, with a genUenc that betokened a
You can be l on one thl. fellers
He'll take tac to the next one!"
Then he hal hi !lp lojrether, ami
they coaliU'l j;ot another wont from
him Aimer K, Huff, tn L Spring
From time Immemorial there hare
been all kind of strange uperstitlon
abuiil precious tonea, moat of whleh
have alt-u'hrd themselves to the ills
tuoml. Kvcry body knows that the Koh-i-noor
is the bright particular gem
among the crown-Jewels of Knglaad,
but it in not o wnll known that the
Mountain of I Jght," as it has len
called, is, according to Hindu siiperstl-
uon, most unlucky, and bound to bring
certain ruin upon those Into whose
hands It comes. Most certainly thu
possession of tho Great Mogul in lfilO
Alter this tho stono changed hands fro
quently, and we finally hear of it In the
possession of Kunjeut Singh, a fa-nous
chiel or ignore. Alter nn iieam u
.. t . ... 1 i . 1. .t .1 ...i. 1.
the Koh-bnoor was Included among the
spoils. In all thcM) years It certainly
lin. hrmit'Kt nnv tMni' iiilL furtlltlU to tlie
roal numbcr ,.Mlilowncri,. Th Q.ien
enl it , Am.tcri,RIU u havo U rwut.
, lvirl- wi,..U .r.,.d.,.I ihlrtv.ala d.tvs
.. ..,.. ..,...- j .,-,
of twelve lours each. It now isetghs
10"' oarnts. Tho Star of the South
weighs 126; thu Kegcnt or Pitt dia
mond, KIT; tho great Austrian diamond,
135; tho Orloff or great Kimi.an dia
monil, 103; whilo tho largest diamond
in the world, as to tho genuineness of
which there is no shadow of doubt, I
that of the Kajah of Maltau, which
j weighs 3G7 carats in tho unrul state, and
for which many years ago the Kajah
was offered n couple of war-brigs, fully
equipped, and S.W0.WO.
1 1 row n Street
Market on Saturday
morning was the scene of a ludicrous
incident. An aged daughter of the Km
erald Isle, who managed to eke out an
exi'tence by begging for "a littlo to
help an old woman along," approached
- ilsh.sfiiml. nml n,nMl.i! L, ll.n tin.
f fof ,wj, Ju R Jn
WM ... ,,,. n wl!nif nn n.r.
,nR CUHlomcf ancl 1j(lf.,f ..hcpal,,
for his articles, and could not afford to
..,. ..," , t. ...
JIHJ 1 IUUU Ulir, "HU jm;.ui,ui,
" I haven't got any thing for you, so
get out," he remarked.
Khn inrivi'.' nvrttv. htit nnt iitit nf ihn
S,.,(.. rfini' , ., wniVril
".! . a . . . W u, ..ITIkl.' "
would hardly thir kaho was able Ut glvo severe, aa only the functionaries In the
... . ,, .......,..., , ' . , . . , . ,, .
uch a yell as that which echocilthrjugh dressing-room claim to be paid. Hut
,,, .- . . ,,t ., t !... .. ... 1. . 1,.,...
Hiu uiai.tk. 1 ; wu vuuuiiiicu nsicioj
snapping turtles, and one had caught
hold of hcr fingers, causing considers-
blc pain. "OchI milter! may (Jod
bless you , take the. crather off, do,
ploac," was her pleading remark to
tho owner ef the" snaapcrs." It waa
. . . . .., . jt , .
fotmd "cccswry to kill the tonic lcfore
., a , , . ... . . . ,
the fingers cool I be liberated, and when
v .. IrcfA mUn In oIlL.ttl in (..
r"' "" n'v ," , , ' "'"
How the Old 3Ian Got Ki-n.
A queer instance of love's vicissitudes
sweethearts in their teens, one going to '
Otis and tbe other to Chester. The oth-
nse w-aj' announced. Repentance has
followed the girl's rashness, however,
and w she declines to have any thing
, with her husband, talking even of
,a divorce . The other yong man Ira-
j niediately learned hu girl, going no
"'.. ii4-- iJc -- omcc
fftf h. tviwSrt.na. fnn. nf 9. 9m tl. :.
" if A alive," eaclairaed the Jadr ,
: uM.t j;,i-. , . .. "
in a neata ducaMioa of a tangled theo-.
in,vi -:. ;, .-.. -j .. T .
-JTl-, . ,rM , v . "
ihiTctnofc - r.- v,t ..n
;e SjSZ!"' J,. 2 ,
... uv-iuau. if.ii . uul . nn
' " 't
. . , "iua,MUn Ugau
" rio,r -BurUngion Hk-
Wwwsr rn m. . r ..
j awe m wuu&u gouiic w- aa eirBeaee taac wu na"
ward the river with a zood-stsed pole in kite. "Ye. reaJJv: but why &.
her hand, and a wrinkle acrow her aoe I
yon needn't think she going fishing, j
.-sot mucn; sne's got a boy down that :
way who promised her, with tears is
his eyes, he wosldn't go in swimming.
WIT AX VTl?iOM.
... . . ., . .W
in-.-, rr w ,
Tmk rlXr w to feot to Raw ue-
7. " 7 r
iobU 0a i 1 t x Aw.
; t, .. .--.
of p'pb th wfc work. ! UsaM
who pd ftU t)r Usw fet (
tvtj to wotk - JW T? v
Ir l ro oaly aa mjj r. Vt a
soJM truth, that prtpp at W mbaA
laat etttrr pokt, nnUia vty t4.
has not sttrr Hal - iaJoAJkj.a
Tiu New Orieac - kawt n
aa oM farmer wb &! t f hi
h further usl l a rw f rr. mI
then j to hi rnea, " He. s7 q
As titr ha oa adrtU "
Kiojc When aa cU!r r mmi rUt
In hi open barwoah drawn by tvmr
tmik-whtttf trl be i fcTerh-t t 1
a JvK-ialaot t prWT re
marked thU Turte4f .Vrrsarn Mr
A Iowa husband fsr&W.! hs ni!
t$a U boy a ik itre-M, bt tatta4 f
o d)n she pot ih money In the Waftt,
let tt remain there !. jear. added U it
whenever he iwtM, aad th Mhe Uj
paid ort a r.rta: on Ife !wi
l comment neceawaryr lstrvt .
Wiia.t a wuman Imj a keUle t )ait
to paint, say the krtobn ibxsr,
doom't let what's left after Mferjf '
ilixir dry p N , he plU rfi
thlnjj palntaUe in e Iwm with H U
the last drop I thaoHl. asjWI a..
thiag! about the premU t. Ut.
aHil barrel. rtiwr-)HU, Kbe4larrt
and hiH.hamlleht pt n the klrl
en door tint, l it jJrr jriiuw ..r
bmwfl, blaak, purple ir oi-tinn. Sa
does tills U vo the paint , nly this a-l
nothing; more Ihntn TVuwripJ
1 1 hie ta an AtncrVan aneeslte, prn
In the Pari iyrw as a receipt lr ft-t
R ,tojpn umhrella.
'.m who took Mr umbrella 4
not return it without delay Ut his him.
Mil,M hrt ..1 i.iiv an.t ri. u
. , ... .mU .,,,, .11 a.v, mh.
of pnr,N Tho .,ort.,n j, jrfnuir
cn,iwn '4lll dy the Yankee w Hun
,mj 0(ijo Umn Bnlr foun,j ,H M ttx
no unly hu UHII ,,r,iu lsi
aeon of other, whose proprietor !
rivnije.t thomwltrcs in the advert
nieiit, Tho A'y.ira warmly reronMeat
to Its friends this mthtHt af Anhti a
Nor long ago. In a noun try tow, a
barrister was famtniag a ladr wtte,
who would talk, and who would tKt le
any one I tho lawyer's quibbles gl U
better of her. Tho futnitsle adra:c
grew Irate at the old !ad)' loqss-a ity.
nud as she stepped down after hr bail
gering, remark ed, " You see, your ll f
or, these old won.en will talk. Thnyarn
very troubbsottm and will waste the
time of tho Court " 1U lienor bnikp.!
Up, relieved liltlixdf wltboHe of h
collar sighs, and replied "Ah. Mr
, there are other old women in t
Court who waste time basldes that r
spratable old lady who has jiut lefltAe
witnosa but " H Honor lHikel srry
serious, but every Inwly ole enjoyed tt
linury of a broad grin, tho kit was
d I rcct. Ho 'ton t'uu rtr.
Fc;lng Srrmita In IIiikI'UuI.
A very onerous peculiarity of i2lth
socbjty tho umrursal custom of fijc
tho .ervaua at any hon.e at wbkh an
entertainment U given After a dittnr
party a gentleman will find a Htoi
servant at his elbow U aid him in put
ting on h'a coat. When the eusUnnary
shilling haa been offered and aeptM,
flunkey No. 1 disappears and fluukey
No. '1 Mlvaneea with the victim's hat
Another shilling and another retreat
nnd up comes No. 3 with the Kurt
umbrella, to b succeeded by No. i, who
ruhe out to call a cat or U lok afu-r
tho carriaife. At balls the tariff U lrs
a Illiwr at an r.UllU wuuu J wm-i
has hia purse pretty well duplet! IWom
departing. In that rase half a crown
the sraallcjit doncer that can with prv
pricty bo tendered, and, aa ail the p"'
aonnel of the establishment on hsrl
to wish th deoartln traveler tvxl t.
. . ' a .
1 there axe always some m or src xt
. . . .. , ,
least Ut claim a fee. So Imporuat
.I.J ..T.t .. i .,.C.t y-.n.l.!rra.t
( "- F.w.w--.-
" ""." - "'
, mon question U) be akd uj a pyuaai
of his future master, when in treaty f J
M engagement, ,
Do you eatru.a
What Girl Can Io.
Perhaps skeptics may be oornpeb"!
to acknowledge after a while thu &z
can do something beside dres aoI
flirt. From the Vnxtcrnt y of Mtckujnn
Chronicle. w observe that every ye-
vaA !. 1.-.WA 1.a AIs1lfawl rrii
$ .. .. ...!. .' i t
z,TlM'thjLa hfrf3 la prvporMa t
Vjjw nuabers have y
occettfolT Tvnh vA b-es
The per cent.of girbgrvJ-
. -5 ltfJ . ,.,tA
.--" - d '
- . ..
Old Johx vu sv woodchopper
Anstis, Mina. He lived la a cabin that
hardly more thaa a kennel, w
razs and atmeered to kav no thocgh:
it work in
her woodhed, she remarked.
a going to gtt xaarrw- -l-
week "RisallY?" he eaelairsed. wt-
. ... -! SljJ
carer h replied- He maltcvfjd
thing cniateliiiWy, lutd walki
to the woods, where he gatk
poLsonoBJ weedj, &u them.j
A photograph of the widow
"- -- --J--W
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