McCook weekly tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 188?-1886, May 21, 1885, Image 4

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The JTalf.Jirf.cdJi Met by Gen. Mtddletoti-
Kho U'foojiy Encounter Desperate Heals-
A correspondent who Is accompanying Gen.
Mlddlcton's army In the campaign against the
half-brccds telegraphs the following account
of a battle In which the forces ot MIddlctou
and Ilcll engaged :
We left camp at 0 o'clock this morning ,
leaving all supplies and tents behind. We
marched seven miles without seeing or hearing
anything of. the enemy. The morning wai
bright and warm. Suddenly there came the
sound of a steamer's whistle blowlnc con
tinuously. Aa we drew near we beard the
Bound of heavv firing on our front In thu direc
tion of the river. Thu gun steamer , scouts ,
and galling gun then pushed rapidly ahead
and teen came upon two horses near thu bank
of the river' winch here Is very precipitous.
Ihc advance party of the rebels were met.
lliey flrcd uud retired behind a house toward
the hollow. The galling gun was brought to
bear on them , when they ran in a hou = e near
Iho church of St. Laurent , which was also fired
on by the g.itling gun , when they ran out Into
bush. Battery A by this tune came up with : i
rush and got Into position , Bending several
shells a ter the rebels. The grenadiers now
advanced , marching steadily into action and
deployed into line , continuing to advance in
skirmishing order till the church was reached ,
when the pi lest came out of the house 'ravins'
a white flag. Gen. Middlctou and his stall ad
vanced and shook hands , when three other
priests and live sisters of charity came out.
A number of half-breed children , were also
inside in charge of the sisters.
Father Jionliu said that our steamer arrived'
at a point a little above Batouchu at 5:20 a.
m. The rebels immediately commenced the
lire on itftoni both banks. It shortly after
struck on a mud bank but swung clear asralii ,
find just before our arrival passed the crossing.
He also said thu rebels had six killed aud
twelve wounded at Fish Creek.
The grenadiers advanced , skirmishing
through-thu bneh on the right of the trail ,
the galling gun being pushed forward down a
declivity towards Batouches , now plainly vis
ible In the valley below. Here a battery un-
llnibcrcd ou top"of the ridsje sen Jlng shells
into them , and whilst doing so was almost
surprised by u number of rebels who crept up
through the but-h , not being discovered until
twenty yards distant. They made a rush for
the guns , firing aud yelling as they ran. Capt.
Howard , who operates the gatling gun , saw
the dangcj , ran the gun a couple of yards in
front ol the battery , and opening fire , literally
mowed the rebels down. Those remaining
turned and ran from it , reaching the shelter ol
the bush , where the- opened lire : igainbut Capt.
Capt. Howard gallantly maintained his posi
tion aud the rebels , unable to slaud Ihe ter
rible fire , returned to the pits constructed iu a
ravine ruuniug from Ihe river.
At 11 it. in. Capt. French , with his scouts
-and a part of the dismounted men of * 'A"
batterywent down into the ravine and opened
a continuous lire ou the left aud the center ,
but a scattered one on the right. After gallant
but vain efforts to drive the rebels from the
rillc pits , French's scouts and the batteryinen
At noon the list of killed and wounded on
our side is as follows :
A battery ( Juuncr Phillips , shot through
the stomach while in thu ravine ; died while
being brought iu.
Thomas J. Stout , run over by a carriage ; not
Chappatlcr , shot through both legs , one
Gunners Fairbanks and Toohey also shot in
the legs.
Grenadiers Capt. Mason , Xo. 2 Company ,
slight wound in the thigh.
French scouts K. Cook , slightly wounded
in the leg.
Curley Allen , shot in shoulder.
At 2 o'clock the rebels were gradually
ceasing their fire , but our troops were
gradually keeping up a scattered fire all
alons the line. It gradually slackened until
4 o'clock , when only a few dropping shots
were heard. No more of our troops were
William Bruce , lately prisoner of Kiel , but
who escaped on Tuesday , was brought in to
day by the scouts , lie says that Riel's force
is a little over 400 , half of whom were ou the
other side of the river when he left. He also
says that when the ammunit'on was served
only one keg of powder remained. Bullets
were also scarce. The women aud children
had been sent to the other side of the river.
The prisoners are safe so far as he knows.
Beardv Is not with Kiel , but has been sent for.
lllel , Dumont , Garncau and other leaders are
in Kiel's camp on the other side of thu river.
A body ot rebels at 7 o'clock opened fire
from the bluffs ucar the ravine on our skir
mishers. They fired three volleys but shot
too high to reach-us. The Winnepeg battery
resumed its shelling of Ihe bouses in Ihe dis
tance where a large number of rebels gathered.
The second shell crashed through the first
house and the rebels rushed out. Another
shell blew the roof off the hous ? beyond. As
these dispatches leave a scatlered firing is
going on.
* 'Tlie Most Persistent ami Thoroughly Ad-
visrd ll'oinaii in America. "
Washington special : "Miss Cleveland is the
most persistently and thoroughly advised
woman in America , " said a lady from New
York , who is well acquainted with the mis
tress of the White House. "She gets an im
mense number of letters from all parts of the
country about every blessed thing of which a
cranky woman can think to write. One wants
her to sternly frown down the nefarious
practice of permitting intoxicating liquors to
be served at the president's tiblo. Another
mildly assures her that society is looking
upon the president's sister as the proper per
son lo institute a much needed reform In
woman's dress. An earnest lover of her BOX
intimates that it would be well if the first lady
were to issue a sort of court circular , pre
scribing the costume regarded as most fitting
to bo wore by women at presidential recep-
ti ns , and hints that she trusts the goodness
which has always characterized MksCleveland
will induce her to mark with her disapproval
the abomination ot low neck dresses , which
have been borrowed fiom immoral and im
proper European courts. The writer declares
we should have some distinctively American
fashion , and that the position she occupies
would make it cosy for .Miss Cleveland to in
troduce them. A woman from a far western
state Bays she has heard that Miss Cleveland
resembles very much Mis Ellen Terry , es
pecially in respect to the cboveliero of tbo
two. and adds that as 'the Bible teaches that
the glory of a woman is in her long hair , ' a
omjlinnco with sacred injunctions would in
dicate that her shorter locks should bo al
lowed to grow. I.never dreamed there were
so many leminine fools on earth as scorns to
have been developed since Miss Cleveland
entered tie presidential mansion with her
brother. "
Another of the While Cross Ztne Steatitcrs
Goes to theJiattom.
Halifax dispatch : The Helvetia arrived In
the Gulf of St. Lawrence over a week ago ,
and has been knocking about in the ice for
* oven or eight days. Her bows were steve in
and she was badly damaged otherwise by ice1
-and was leaking badly. On Friday Captain
Schooneman left Capo Ray and bore up for
Sidney , having all ho could do to keep the
boat ulloat. On Saturday a heavy sea sprung
up and he bailed the Alien line steamer Arca-
rtmr. , which was passing while on the voyage
iron. Halifax'Sidney. . The Arcadian took
tno Helvetia in tow and headed for Lomburg ,
but bad not gone far before Captain Schoone
man called out that she was sinking. The
boats wcro lowered aud tbo passengers and
crew got into them as eoon as possible , but
none too BOOH , for the last bout had hardly
oiteuclnar before the Helvetia careened
over and sunk. The Eteamer Arcadian then
put back to the strait of Canso and landed
the rescued party at Port Hawkesbury. This
1s the fourth steamer which the White Cross
line has lost within as many years. A rather
remaikable coincidence is that Captain
Scnooncinan was in command of the Daniel
-Stoinman when she crushed on a rock at
- Sambrols thirteen months ago. This was his
first trip acroiS the ocean alncp that Umo.
'The Helvetia carried a cargo Tttluea at * 4W-
& .Q , and sank in deep water.
Slattcrs of Intercut Touched Upon l y 1'rcas
Aietrs ( lathererg.
A strange disease , resulting fatally ,
Is prevailing in Seward and neighboring vil
lages iu Schoharle countyN.Y. It made its ap
pearance last month and a number of persons
have since died. The symptoms are swelling
of the throat , paralysis of the tongue , Inabili
ty to cat and double vision. Starvation fol
lows in the course of the disease.
4Tho strike at Eau Claire is practical
ly over. An attempt was made to prevent the
mills from resuming , but after a few arrests
the efforts to interfere with the mill employes
were abandoned. It is not" expected that
there will be any further trouble.
In Pike county , Kentucky , while
Mount Clark was trying to elope with Miss
Stratton , he encountered Frank Stralton , her
brother. Stratton. stabbed Clark , who shot
bolh fatally.
A Lcmont , Illinois , special , says :
"All the strikinsi quarrymen at Lemont went
back to worlc and the trouble Is now believed
lo be cnde'l. Only two companies of troops
now remain on the scene.
The swcnty-sixth annual convention
of the Young Men's Christian Association of
the United States and Canada met in the Bap
tist church at Atlanta , Ga. About four hun
dred delegates were in attendance. Ten In
ternational secretaries the most of the state
secretaries , and nearly all of the general sec
retaries were present.
Nine hundred and fifty cattle be
longing to F. W. Fryc , of Arkansas , have been
quarantined at Sentinel Butte , near the Mon
tana line. The cattle have been loose and
scattered. The reason for the quarantine is
supposed , possibly , to be pleuro-pneumonia.
The cattle are apparently healthy , however ,
but very poor. The owners declare the quar
antine unwarranted.
lirassnoppers are destroying large
quantities of corn in Panola county , Tcxus ,
near the line of the Galvcston , St. Louis &
Longview railroad. One field was complete
ly dcstoyed by them in a short time. This is
their first appearance there.
A fire destroyed the most of the busi
ness portion of the town of Darlington , near
CrawforJsvilleInd. About eight of the leading
business firms of the city were burned out ,
Loss , about 24,000.
"William Allen Story , who ran awa\r
from Batavia , Ohio , with another man's wife
six3'cars ago , has just returned from Nebras-
ba. lie is now consulting an attorney for the
purpose of bringing suit against a number ol
citi/.ens who took hjm from jail to the rail
road bridge , fastened a rope arouud his neck ,
and threw him over. The rope broke , howev
er , aud he managed to escape the vengeance
of the mob.
For several days a strike has been
iu progress among the ore shovelers of Ihe
Joliet Iron and Steel Works , Chicago. James
Lcmar , James Selliuger and John Meyer beat
John Mitchell , a non-unionist , with the butt
end of tluir revolvers until he w ? uncon
scious. They were all arrested and held un.
der § 1,000 bonds pending fcne result of Mit
chell's injuries.
The amount of money required by the
directors of the southern exposition at Louis ,
ville , Ky. , has been fully made up and the ex
position will open August lo. Over one-half
of tbe space has been applied for already
though the building covers filtc.u acres. A
number of the most noteworthy exhibits at
New Orleans have been promised. Danireset ,
has been engaged for two concerts during
five weeks , aud Capta's seventh regiment
baud will succeed him , the season lasting ten
weeks. The exposition promises to be the
most brilliant ever held in the interior. A
committee with the president of the exposi
tion leaves for New Orleans in a few days.
is expected that tbe president of the Unite I
States will visit Louibyille during the expo ,
John l eneighbor , a young man who
has been living iu Springfield , Ohio , went to
the vicinity of his wife's mother's house , four
miles north o the city , and taking a place bj-
hind a tree , awaited the coming of his wie
who was driving the cows home. Confront
ing her he asked her to return to his home
and liv with him. She refused , w hereupon
he drew a revolver , and saying , ' 'Thon we die
together , " fired. She fell with an ugly
wound in her head. He then shot himself.
Some time after the woman revived sufficient
ly to reach home , where she told the story.
Neneighbor died in an hour. His wife is
alive , with some hope of recovery. The sepa
ration had not bren of long duration ana was
based on triiliug differences.
Fcrrlblo Story of a. Stepfather's Bru
A horrible story of cruelty comes from Phil-
idelphia. At the inquest oil the body of Lot-
lc Cook Onofri , the revesting story
> f her cruel death was told by parties un-
ler oath. Her stepfather , the Italian con-
ortionistC. Achille Onofri , who is accused of
cilling her , was present as a prisoner , and
; eemod overwhelmed by the predicament
n which his brutal nature Lad brought him.
Che child was only nine years old ; her body
ras covered with cuts and bruises. The Cor-
mer's physician testified that her veins were
ilmost empty and that the child had literally
> een starved and beaten to death. On Mon-
lav it was shown Onofri had flogged little
jo'ttie nearly all day , usinir a thick rope , a
icavy strap and a shovel , the handle of the
atter bein-r broken ou her head or body. Her
ten-father tied her hand and foot and com-
iclied her to kneel down for hours.
At night sbe crawled up stairs to bed and
icciuse she moaned and complained of her
lack Onofri beat her asain with a shovel. Af-
cr Ivin" quiet a while'the dying child again
ic an 'to moan , when her step-father in a
reat ra"-e fell upon her , smothered her head
inder the pillow and sat upon it. When re-
eased , tbe youns victim , as her sister Maoel ,
aid. lay -cry quiet Onofri then struck her
n tl
. . . . .
icmxzauiiJ ituuo u * * * .AAi i.w - 0. j- ,
songress gave the executive branch of the
fovernment the authority to disburse this
noney , it limited the rate of subsidy to 51
sents per nautical mile. If the subsidy i ? ,
loalt out proportionately to'the lines entitled
o a share of it the rate will not exceed !
cnts per mile. The Post soya that tbe preal-
lent has called upon the cabinet for advu e
n disbursing the appropriation. The various
iteamsbip lines are strongly represented inJ
iVuhington. I
Discoveries That nave Keen Made by the Jfew
Coininlsslonef of Agriculture Useless Ex
penditure of Money.
Commissioner Colcman says of the condlllon
of affairs In Hie'department of agriculture
that soon after he entered upon his duties his
attention was called lo the fact that the
laboratory fund was nearly exhausted , and ho
was therefore compelled to furlough several
employes until the end of the fiscal year with
out pay. Now It appears that several other
specific appropriations arc In a like condition
of exhaustion and many minor branches of Ihe
work wlll be lemporarlly suspended. The
statistical division suffers the loss of all its
state agents and other such suspensions must
ncccssa'rily be made in the seed division. The
appropriation for the current fiscal year was
§ 100,000. On. the first of tbe present month
there remained only $12 of this fund in the
treasury. An estimate made in detail by the
beads of this division for the purchase of
seeds , called for an expenditure of $70,000 ,
which would leave $30,000 to pay Ihe
expeuse of packing and distribution.
The amount actually expended for
seeds from this fund seems to have been § 8'V
000. As a result there arc several kinds of
seeds ou hand In large quantities with no
money to pav the expense of packihg and dis
tribution. There are thus in excess thirteen
thousand pounds of beet sugar seed , between
seven aud eight hundred btis hels of peas , and
between six and seven hundred bushels of
sorghum seed. There have been distributed
the past year about five thousand pounds of
boot sugar seed , and Ibc supply on hand is
sufficient to last nearly three years at that
rate. Some of tbe peas on hand cost $7 a
bushel. Part of tbe sorghum seeds has been
emptied from sacks upon the lloor , and two
boys are employed to stir them round to keep
them from spoiling. A wide variety of prices
were paid lor seed ; -for example , seventeen
hundred bushels of sorghum faced were pur
chased from a New York firm at prices rang
ing from ? 3'J13 to § 2.95 a bushel , while three
hundred bushels of the same variety were
obtained from a western man for $ L a bubbel.
The attcnllon of the chemist of the depart
ment was called to this fact lo-day and be
was asked as an expert what would
have been a fair price for the seed at tbe time
this stock was purchased. He said it sold as
low as twenty-five cents per bushel in Ne
braska , but that 61 a bushel would be an ex
ceedingly good price for the very best quality
ready prepared for planting. He was asked
how large a quantity of sorghum seed he
would have purchasc'd had the matter been
left to him. ' "Not a pound , " bo replied.
"There was no reason for the purchase of
cither sonzhum or beet send. There was no
purpose in view. There was no new vailcty
to be tried. There was no more reason for
disturbing an old variety than for sending out
white wheat. " The chief of the seed division
once last summer called the attention of the
chief clerk of the department to the fact that
he hud more than 200 ladies cmploved in the
seed room and piotestsd this force could not
be economically used , but there seems to have
been no efficient reiorm. There seems to have
been a very liberal distributiou of turnip seed.
So far this year the amount purchased is stated
to be 15,15 ( ; bus-hcls. Yet the amount on hand
is not reported in exiess. The largest amouut
previously purchased within five vcarj was
! i,800 bushels. These discoveries have been
made incidentally , and no formal investiga
tion was undertaken.
! itii ! tic.s cf the Agricultural Depnn-
inciit lor I3ay.
The montbU slalislical publication of Ihe
Agricultural Department for May which will
be issued within two or three days , conlains
.1 eomnrchciibrve statement of Ihu wages paid
farm laborers in all parts of Ihe eounlrybasud
on what Mr. Dodge , thu slatieiau of Ihe de-
inirtmcnt , believes to i e entirely trustworthy
data : The Eastern States , $23.0J ; Middle
Sttes : , S2J.19 ; Southern States , $11.27 ;
sraeL"A ( ;
The amount of I.bor seckimr employment in
agriculture at the present time is unusually
laiirc , yet there are many localities iu almost
every tectijii of the country iu w'jich there is
more or lc-j > s complaint of scarcity. Thu re
port doseb with tue practical suggestion that
in towns and cities ollices
should be opened , cither by li.bor uuious or
by beiievol.-nt i iti/.ens , through which com-
niunuati < n may be opened between unetn
ploveil eitv workmen and fanners needing
help , so that a reputable and worthy city la.
borer may have the means of making known
his true character instead of starting out on
fc ot at a venture , subject to the risk of being
for a professional Irump.
Settling With the Half-EreeJs.
A dispatch from Cnlgarri says : The half
breed commifBion mot to-day in pursuance to
notice. The half-breeds of the district at
tended in largo numbers. There was some
doubt at flrst whether they would accept the
terms. The heads of families were desirous
that the sen' ] ) should represent land or that
he should be given land Instead of scrip.
They also wished that the terms shou'd be
granted to children born since JS70. Some
wished to have the right to select hind ou un
occupied or cancelled lease ranches. The
commission informed them that the terms
offered were those which had been settled
upon after a consultation with the half-breeds
ot Queappelle and that they were selected
for the conference as being largely half-
breeds. The settlement on the basis of the
original terms suggested by the half-ureed ;
of Qut-appolle had been accepted by the gov
ernment and the otfcr had been deemed i-atis-
factory to the half-breeds. It was not-pos
siblo. nor was it desirable to innke different
terms at Calgarri or elsewhere. After a con
sultation among the Calgarri claimants , a
good number of them took the terms and it
is expected that a majority of them will
accept scrip.
The Appointments Reing Made.
The postmaster general appointed Clarence
Maekey postmaster at Buena Vista , Pennsyl
vania. Henry C. Bulcs , of Iowa , special swamp
and agent of the land otlico. and Jacob A.
Swan , special examiner of the pension oflice ,
iavc resigned. Zachariah Montgomery , u
prominent California lawyer , called at the In-
: orsor department in company with Attorney
jcnoral Garland and was introduced to the
jmployes of the law oflice by Secretary I amar
is the assistant attorney general ni" the de-
lartment. tt is understood a formalappoiut-
nent will bo made iu a fcM ? days , as his
ireclcct'ssor's resignation takes effect the
:4th : inst Secretary Lamar appointed the
"ollowiugr persons as special agents of the
jureau of labor : Charles II. Jurtii. of
Colorado ; Joints Libby , of New York ; Elgin
Ci. 11. Gould , of Maryland : Henry C.Vil on ,
) f Now Jcrsoy : Win. H. Hinson , of New
Hampshire ; Jniccs Weed , of Ma sa'husetts ;
\rthur 15. Woorli'ord , of Connecticut ; J.
I. Graves , of Delaware : H. L. Thomson , of
'cnnsylvnnia ; George Fox. of Pennsylvania :
: has. F. Gillian , of Ohio : Wm. S. ManOley.of
) hio ; Kinpold W. Browning , of Maryland ;
i\'m. C. GreenhoLm , of South Cnrolina ; Henry
Newman , of Missouri ; Henry .Tone ? , of
Jeorgi.i ; Filns O. Ward , ot'N'cw York. Tt is
earned in makinir these appointments the
secretary acted without r. p-urd lo the party
iHilintious of the persons to lie appointed ,
ind they wore eoloctcd without respect to
my theories they might entcitum upon econ-
> mio questions. The districts tu which these
ippointees nro to bo assigned have not yet
jceu fully determined upon.
A. Wall from. Utah.
The church organ of Salt Lake bewails the
iardnc. = s of heart of President Cleveland in
iot promising to stop the enforcement of the
iw anil send a commission of investigation ,
t urges continued appeals to the authorities
f the nation against the oppression of ty-
ants , and closes : "Tho Loiil ot hosts will
isten to the cry of the oppressed and make
n adjustment that will make the ears of the
aillions tingle. In the meantime the saints
nust do the bc5t they can under the circum-
lances , standing firm in their integrity , pa-
iently awaiting developments that arc at the
ioor. and finally , alter a season of more or
233 gloom , seeing the salvation of the God o :
A Creole Duel.
A duel occurred near Now Orleans between
two cicolo young men of good social and
business standing. The quarrel arose over a
game of cards and blows pusfoJ. At 10
o'clock In the morning the two principals ,
Messrs. Edward Thcard and Bon Tolando , loft
Now Orleans with their seconds , Clmrloa Do
Lasus and M. Honvuo for Mr. Thoard and
for Tolando Messrs. Charles Lebretonno and
William Jacquet. Do Gruy's plantation In
Jefferson jmrlsh , about 11 vo miles from Iho
city , WHS selected for the encounter. Alter
ail the prolimln < rles wore completed , which
was about IS o'clock , the two principals wore
plac'cd In position. The command was Klvon.
aud the two men fought for about ton min
utes , when the seconds noticed Mr. Thcard
was wounded in the right wrist. Mr. Tolando
then dcclnrol that bis honor bad been satis-
fled , and the encounter closed. Dr. DoMahey
dressed the wound of Mr. Tueard and pro
nounced it ellght. Both men uro said to have
fought bravely und skillfully.
JTc Made Too Many Threats.
In the woods near Dixie station , on the East
Tennessee , Virginia and Georgia railroad ,
thirty miles above Sclma , Alabuma , the body
of Sciplo Atehison ( colored ) was found i id-
died with buckshot. Last week Atchison's
son .lames outraged u white woman ucar the
tame place , .lames was pursued by white
men , who failed to find him. sfcipio was ter.
ribly onia''ed at the white men and threat
ened to kill them. On Friduy last he went to
the houtoj of some white people and said :
"This is your day , but to-monow is mine. 1
will got your sculps. " These ihrcnts tuo hu-
lieved to have been Hie cuuso of Uis death.
Tha son will bo lynched if caughu
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LEMONS Choice 4 00 © 450
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POTATOES Per bushel 00 © 75
SEEDS Timothy. . ? 210 & 220
SEEDS Blue Grass 1 ai © 1 40
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HAY In bulk 000 © 7 00
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AmusingCourtRoom Incidents.
The following ninusing examination
recently occurred in a court-room in one
of the blue-grass counties of Kentucky :
Gen. H. , a prominent lawyer of that re
gion , was defending a prisoner charged
with horse-stealing , and the -witness Avas
swearing as to the identity of the stolen
Gen. H. How do you know thisis the
same horse ?
"Witness ( hesitating ) "Well , I just
know it is.
Gen. H. Well , how ?
Witness I can't tell exactly how ; but
I know it as well as I know you , Gen.
Gen. H. Well , how do you know that
I am Gen. H. ?
Witness Because , just before dinner ,
I heard Mr. G. say , "Gen. H. , let's go
and take a drink , " and you went.
The identity was satisfactory to the
bine-grass jury.
A lawyer in Bridgeport , Ct. , who has ,
perhaps , the largest professional prac
tice in the -vicinity , is very fond of inter
larding his pleadings with the phrase ,
"If your Honors please. " Xot long ago ,
in a case before the Superior Court , he
addressed the jury as follows : "And
Avill you , gentlemen , sit calmly by and
see this wrong perpetrated upon my
client ? God forbid that such injustice
should be done ! God forbid if your
Honors please ! "
His conception of the will of the Al
mighty depending upon that of the
Judges of the Superior Court of the State
of Connecticut is a little unique.
Ifaiyer's Drawer.
3Iow to Be Health ? .
H you want to do well , keep well , if
you possibly can. Do not let even your
education rob you of your health. It is
about the worst thing you can do under
the whip and spur of a noble purpose ,
and it is what vast numbers do to their
life-long regret. When a fine painter
took the butcher to see one of his pict
ures , he said , "Aye , Maister Hayden ,
it's a grand picture , but I doubt whether
you could have done it if you had not
eaten ray beef. " And I think there was
a grain of truth in the remark. They
say that base-ball is getting into the
hands of the gamblers , and that young
men are shy of it of a' good breeding.
I should be very sorry to think so. It
is the handsomest game that ever was
played , and one of the healthiest. Play
base-ball , and pull a boat , and get your
chance in vacation at long tramps and
hard beds and rough , wholesome fare ;
eat well and sleep well ; be as clean all
through and all over as you are in a
drawing-room , and then you will not
only be able to do your day's work in
this world like a man , but when the
years bring their inevitable burden you
will be able to say with Adam in the
play :
Tboush I look old , yet am I strong and lusty ,
For in my youth I nc\er did apply
Hot and rebellious liqiicrs to my blood ;
Nor did with imbasuful forebead woo
The means of weakness and debility ;
Therefore my a e is as a luoty winter ,
1'rosty , but kindly.
Eemember this , too , that , with health
and strength to back you , life means
hard work , and hard work on long lines ,
with native ability and good conduct ,
means success. AVr. Robert Colluer.
An old maid in Nashville 'keeps a
parrot which swears and a monkey
which chews tobacco. She says , between
tween the two , she doesn't miss "a hus
band verv much.
"Como , Miss Agnea , or your luncli'll bo coli
as a stono. "
An tbo kind old housekeeper looked into the
room her face took on an anxious expression ,
aa she saw tbo bowed young bead , and bcari
tbo smothered sobs of the mistress of whom
olio was so unselfishly fond.
"What ia it , dear ? Did tbo letter bring bad
news ? Toll mo all about it , and maybe tbo
telling of your troublo'll make it easier to bear.1
Agues raised her bead and looked a
Mrs. Willaru in a dazed sort of way for an in
stant Then , with an effort , she controlled
herself suilicicntly to sneak and unburden her
mind of tbo sad truth which pressed so heavi
ly upon it
"We'll soon bo without a homo , Mrs. Wil-
lard. Tbo money that papa left mo is all lost.
The loiter is to mo. "
"Well , Miss Agnes , you have your cousin
Ernest to look to. Uo will take care of you. '
A crimson tlush chased away the girl's pal
"Hush , Mrs. Willard ! Don't speak to mo of
him again ; ho id married. The uowa came this
morning. "
"Bad luck to him , and ho engaged toj-ou. lie
is a black-hearted "
"No , Mrs. Willard ; bo's only fickle and
thoughtless. Ho fell desperately in love with
the pretty young thing he has married , and
they have niado a runaway match. I am glad
bo found out the nature of his liking fcr me
before instead of after our union bad taken
place. Ho had a cousinly feeling for mo , thai
was all. "
-with silent which silenced
Agues spokewith a dignity
lenced her listener at onco.
"Well , come and have your lunch now. ]
broiled a bit of chicken foryonandi hope it will
taste good. Sitting here and fretting won't mend
things a bit"
She succeeded in coaxing Agnes into the
dining-room , and , poured her a. cup of fragrant
Mocha , laid the morning paper beside horplato
and then loft her alone.
Agnes sipped the coffee and tasted the chick
en. Then sue glanced over the columns of the
An advertisement attracted her attention. It
was this :
"Wanted . She must bo
, a housekeeper. ac
tive and good-tempered , as well as competent
to direct the domestics under her particular
charge. "
"I will have to earn my living now , " thought
Agnes , with a sigh ; "And I kept house for
papa , so _ why can't 1 for some one else ? At any
rate I will auqwcr this advertisement audfind
out what kind of duties afo renuired. "
She wrote a no to and sent it to the address
The following day brought a reply from Mr.
Duraut , requesting her to call at the writer's
house , giving its number and the name of the
After a long walk she reached the place.
It was fjuite an imposing looking structure.
A carriage was drawn up before it , and a
liveried footman ran up the steps and gave a.
tremendous pull at the'cloor-bell , glancing at
Agnes curiously as bo did so.
4 servant came to the door.
Agnes gave him her card , and he moved
noiselessly away , returning to say , "please
Miss , walk into the hbrarj- . "
A gentleman was seated at a writing table ,
he turned his head as Agnes entered , care
lessly at first , then curiously. His eyes wore
very dark and bright , and their expression was
one of unmistakable surprise.
"I hope you will pardon me , " said he , "for
saying your youth is against you. "
Agnes tried to make her voice steady as ehe
answered , but in spite of her efforts it trem
UI never had any trouble with our own ser
vants , sir , sol thought I might manage other
people's ; but I see my mistake. "
"I must again ask pardon for intruding my
opinions upon you. Hut why , may I ask , have
you selected this particular'kind'of eniploy-
"It was a sudden impulse which led me to
answer your notice. 1'oor papa has been gone
from me a whole year , and'now I have just
heard that all the money he left is lost I
must earn my living some way. "
"I like your spirit The taking of such a
responsible place as that of the directing spirit
of my household machinery would not be feasi
ble ; but I have an invalid aunt who is about
to part with her companion a lady who has
come into small property lately , and does not
need the position any longer. If you succeed
in making a favorable impresfeion upon the old
lady , who is rather qucer'in her way , it will be
a much easier employment than that of a house
keeper. Iyill conduct you to her. and see how
the plan is likely to succeed. " *
Agnes' modest face at once attracted the in
valid's fancy and she was engaged to take the
place on the following week.
She fulfilled her duties every day , and after
several months became very much attatchud to
her , and she had every reason to make her
journey through life as" happy as it could be
while enduring so much pain.
Her death came suddenly , and was auch a
shock to the kind young "care-taker that at
first it put all other thoughts out of her mind.
Then she awoke , to the knowledge that she
must leave the ho'apitablo home that had shel
tered her. When she broached the matter to
Mr. Durant , however , he would not listen to it ,
and to her great mirprhe supplemented his re
fusal with an offer of marriage.
"I never thought to put trust in woman
again , ' ' he said : "but I have learned to hko to
see you about this lonesome old house. You
are still on the sunny side of life , and I am for
ty ; but I will try to make you happy. Do not
answer me now. Think of what I have said ,
and give me my reply to-morrow at this time. "
Surprised and bewildered at the sudden prop
osition , Agnes withdrew from Mr. Durant's
"Was there such a thing as true love in the
world ? " she questioned herself "that is in a
man's heart ? "
Her own sad experience taugbther to answer ,
"Xo. "
She did not love Mr. Durant , but she was
conscious of a feeling of respect and admira
tion for him.
He had not professed to love her.
It would lie purely friendly union and was it
not the truest kind of marriage after all ?
Thus she reasoned her conscientious scru
ples , and at last made up her mind to tell Mr.
Durant that if he would take her for his wife
knowing that her heart bad once received a
blow which bad given love its death-wound ,
and to accept friendship and respect in&tead ,
she would oe to him a true and laithful com
panion throughout life's journey.
Mr. Durant was pleased with ifer candor , and
after a brief delay they were married.
Tha young wife pro'ved like a ray of sun
shine m the grand old houte. Everv room
showed tokens of the change that had been in
augurated with its new mistress ; and , beet of
all , Agnes learned to love her buabaad , not
with the romantic devotion which had char
acterized the first love , and had ended to
disastrously , but with a calm , enduring affec
tion , which was far better calculated to make
its object happy.
One morniiig'wbile looking over some old-
fashioned daguerreotypes packed away in the
drawer of an old cabinet , Agnes came upon
an exquisitely painted miniature of a young
The artist had depicted the sweet facf ,
curving the delicate lips , dimpling the pink
cheeks , and laughing roguishly out of the eyes
as blue as tbs flax-flower blossom.
Agnes hastened with her new-found treas
ure to the library , her husband's favorite
She held tip the picture toward him.
"See what I have found ! What a shame for
such a beautiful face to be hid away in a place
which is so seldom visited. "
Mr. Durant glanced up with a preoccupied
look , but as his eye rested on the picture , with
a sudden darkening of his usually calm face ,
and with a lowering brow , he caught it from
Agnes and threw it across the room.
Then seeing by his wife's pallor that he had
startled her , he calmed himself by a supreme
effort , and said : "It is through your igno
rance of mv past , Agnes , that you have civen
me such a wound. That picture represents my
daughter Grace. Her very existence cost the
life of her fair young mother , and when at hist
j " 7 - ' " ' ff\ ' '
11 orgavo hot that debt , andgavohor the warmest - - ' / "
est place in my benumbed heart , nuo deserted - "
mo for a stranger , and again I was desolate. - / "
She proved an ingrate. Never mention her tome
mo again , Agues. I have to depend upon < e '
your love aiid sympathy. Do not disappoint
me. "
Agnca stood for an instant in mute Hurpriao ,
longing but not daring to plead for fprgivoiosH ,
for the discarded child of whoao existence aho
had now heard for the first time.
It seemed so cruel for her to be enjoying
the beautiful homo of her noblo-hcartod
husband , while his daughter was an exile from
it But Agnea bad the rare gift of patience. So
she aid nothing until nho could BOO tbo way
clear not to injure the cause of the absent one.
But from the time when her husband iirat
disclosed to her the carefully guarded secret
at hia heart , she determined to eventually ef
fect a reconciliation.
Bv inquiries she learned the whole bitter
trutk Grace Durant bad fallen in love with
the son of Mr. Durant'a bitter enemy , and
hopeless of gaining her father's consent to
their marriage , had yielded to the ontroatiea ot
the young lover and had made a clandestine
match with him. He had lived but a few
years , and then had loft hia darling to battle
with the world , and to try and wrest a living
from it for herself and her boy baby.
Surely Agnea had something to work upon.
Who could resist the thought of a little .
grandson. *
Again she wont to her husband with a like
ness ; but this time of a dimpled , dark-eyed
boy.He received it from her carelessly ; looked at
it first in a listless "Who is this ? "
The young wife trembled , but who answered
bravely , "It ia your grandrtjn and name-child.
His father is dead , and his mother , your only
daughter , is supporting herself by giving mu
sic lessons. Oh , my husband , if you love mo
forgive and forget the past Take your dear
ones into your heart and homo. "
Mr. Durant looked at the fair young pleader
curiously ; a suspicious moisture.dimmed for
an instant the brightness of bis dark eyes.
Then ho said alowly , "Do you know what
your mterccHsion will cost you that ia , if I
accede to your request ? Agnea ? think well of
what you are doing. My will is made and it 14
in your favor. "
"Burn it ! It ia unjust ! Horoia your right
ful heir ! " and AKUCS pointed to the blooming
childish face with an earnest beseeching gest
ure."You are a good little thing , Agues. lam
not deceived in you. I read it in your face
when I first aw yon. Bo it aa you say. I
have enough for all. "
Thus Agnea made poaca between the father
and daughter , and when the sweet gift of a
young soul clad in mortal Ruiso came to her
own arms a few month's later , ho was received
with a joy which was not dimmed by the feel
ing that her own little son was an interloper
taking the inheritance from tbo rightful heir ;
and the blessing which ia promised to all
'peacemakers' descended upon the happy
home , making it like a. foretasfto of heaven to
live within its boundaries. For all was har
mony and love.
Beheading' Two Prussian Anarch
Berlin Correspondence of the London Time * .
Yesterday Eeinsdorff and Kuchler ,
who were sentenced death for the
part they took in the Niederwald dyna
mite plot , were executed at Leipsic.
The sentence of Ilupscli , on whom the
same judgment was passed , had been
comnvuted by the Emperor into penal
servitude for life. About sixty persona
were admitted to witness the execution ,
which , in Prussia , is done by decapita
Eeinsdorff , who was the first to suffer
for his crime , smoked a cigar and
hummed a snatch of a serio-comio
song before lie was led out to the
scaffold. His demeanor is described
as having been cool , unrepentant and
self-possessed to the very last. Having
listened to the reading of his death
warrant and been shown the Emperor'a
signature attached to it , he exclaimed ,
"Neider mit der barbarei , hock mit der
anaichie" ( "Down with barbarism" long
live anarchy"j , and then bent his head
to the block.
All traces of his execution having
been swiftly removed his companion in-
crime , Kuchler , who was much
more broken down and affected by the
prospect of his doom , was then led on
to the scaffold , opposite which , by the
way , stood a section of soldiers with
fixed bayonets , and in a few seconds he ,
too. paid the penalty of his treasonable )
offense. f
Hodel , the tinker , was the last to
suffer in the same way for a similar
crime , but up to that time , such was the
Emperor's leniency , capital punishment
in Prussia may be said to have been
practically abolished. All sentences of
death were invariably commuted , and
Bismarck himself once confessed it
was to General Grant , when the latter
was here at the time of the Berlin Con
gress that one of the main reasons
which had induced him to surrender the
reins of executive power in Alsace-Lor
raine to Marshal Manteuffel was his con
scientious scruples against countersign
ing sentences of capital punishment.
The Chancellor steadily and uncom
promisingly opposed the abolition of the
death sentence for high treason when
the Beichstag of the North German
Con federation declared for this change
in the Spring of 1S70.
The New Iffistress of the White
Albany Letter.
' She ( Miss E. E. Cleveland ) has besn
an earnest and industrious woman , and
never contemplated a life of luxury ,
much less one of conspicuous position
before the country. She is as unique
in her way as her brother is in his ,
though they are apparently not at all
alike in general character , nor does she
physically resemble him. She is of
medium stature and build , with a shape
ly and highly intellectual face. She is
good-looking , but not pretty. She
Iresses neatly , but plainly , and wears
few ornaments. She has for a long time
been a lecturer by profession , her spe
cialty bfing educational subjects , and
iier audience usually pupils of girls'
schools. She has , for example , just
lectured at the Elmira Seminary on
'Joan of Arc. " She speaks several Ian-
guages , is exceptionally well informed
n history and the arts , and has that de
gree of confidence in herself and the
jnowledge she possesses to be able to
irmly take the lead in conversation ,
and to hold it against the bright men
and women who have come in contact
with her. Yet in some respects she is
notably shy , and always so modest and
amiable as to win friends easily and
quickly. "Why , she's a perfect dic-
; ionary , " saii ex-Gov. Cornell , when
le returned from a visit to Miss Cleve-
and , recently. "She's one of the
Brightest women I ever met. "