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VOL. IX.-NO, 31 .
, COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1878.
WHOLE NO. 447.
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C3TOfflcc In Ihc JOURNAL building,
Elcventh-sU Columbus, Net).
Tkkms l'r Tar, 2. Six months, 1.
Three months, 50c. ngle copici, 5c.
Ai.vix Saunders. U.S. Senator, Omaha.
A. S. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Hearrice.
Fuask Welcu, UeprescntatIve,Norfolk.
5iLAs (Jaubkr, Governor, Lincoln.
Itruno Tzichuck, Secretary of State.
J. H. Weston, Auditor, Lincoln.
J. C. Mcllride, Treasurer, Lincoln.
Geo. IT. Robcrth, Attorney-General.
S. It. Thompson, Supt. Tublic Insruc.
II. C. Dawson. Warden ofJL'enltcntiary.
S" IlToouW Prin In8t0"'
Dr. J. G. Davis, Prison Physician.
11. P. Mathcwson, SupU Insane Asylum.
Daniel Gantt. Chief Justice,
George H.1.akc,l AM0CIate Judges.
. Maxwell, j
FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
G. AV. Post, Judr". York.
JL M. Uecse, District Attorney, A ahoo.
K. TV. Arnold, Register, Grand Island.
"Win. Anyan, Receiver, Grand Iklantl.
J. G. Hijxins, County Jurtpj.
John Staiilfer. County Clerk.
V. Kiitnincr, Treasurer,
ltonj. Spk-lman, Sheriff.
R. L. Uosssitcr, Surveyor.
R. II. Henry, 1 . ,
"Win. niordorn CountyCommtssIoncrs.
John Walker, J
Dr. A. Helntr., Coroner.
S. L. Barrett, Supt. of Schools.
S. S. JlcAllWtcr.l .)ucticcsofthereace.
Itrron Millett, f
Charles "Wake, Constable.
C. A. Spelcc, ilayor.
John Schram, Clerk.
John J. Ricklv, Marshal.
J. W. Earlv, Treasurer.
S. S. McAllister, Police Judjje.
J. G. Routson, Knsincer.
lit Hard J. E. North,
-id IJ'arrf E. C. KavanaUKh.
3d Hard-E. J. Raker.
E. A. Gerrard.
ColHmbHN Poit OfHrr.
Upon on Sundays trm 11 A.M. to 12 M.
and from A:M to 0 i m. Ilusines
hours except Sunday 0 a. m. to tf r. M.
astern mails close at 1 1:2') a. m.
Western mails close at 4:20r.M.
Mail leaves CoIutnbtiM for Madison and
Norfolk, on Tuesdays Thursdays and
Saturday. 7 A. M. Arrives Mondays,
Wrdtipsdavti. and Friday, :i v. m.
For Monroe," Genoa. Waterville and Al
bion, dally except Sunday C A. M. Ar
rive. ame, fi p. M.
For Summit, L'lytc and Crete. Mon
dars and Thursdays, 7 A. M. Arrives
Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 7 P. M.
For lUlIevlIlV, Osceola and York, Tues
days. Thursdays and Saturdays, 1 P.M.
Fr Writ Farral and Rattle Creole.
Mondavs and Wednesday, 6 A. M. Ar
rives Tuesdars and Friday at 0p.m.
For Shell Creek, Nebo, Creston and
Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A. M. Ar
rives Tuesdavs fi P. M.
For David Cit, Tuesdays. Thursdsv
aud Saturday , 1 P. M Arrives, at 12
V. IN Time Tabic.
Emigrant, No. 0, leaves at . . fi:2S a. m.
VasseiiK'r, " s, " " H:Wa.in.
Frleht, " . " ". 2:15p.m.
rrelRht. "10. " "...- 4:30 a.m.
Freicht. No. S, leaves at . 2:00 p.m.
I'Mienr, " 3, " . 4:12 p.m.
FrriKht. " 9, " " C:K)p.m.
Emiprant, "7, " " l:a.in.
Eerv dav except Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
l P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train n day, as
-K.tu-,, i.v tti fnllmviii" chedule:
r..v . J .,-..-.-.---.- IrtfJ.l
(C. .t N. W. 1 7th :
Sept . .. Jc. IL.tQ. th
1 JCIM. P.i 21st
(C-1I. &li. Mln
Oct ... i' R. 1. A- P.V 12th
if. .t- v. W. I ltith
iiii auu --'tu.
Mil and 20th.
C, R. I. & P.) 2d and 23d.
Xov . . . -IN. W. V !thand3th.
(C, R. A- Q. 1 K'th
(('.. II. .V . J .in i
Dec ... Jr., K. I. l Hth
(C. & N. W. ) 21st
7th and 2Xth.
P. F. SAXnOKf.
HAVING EMPLOYED Mr. A. A.
PlKCC of III., a tlrM-elass black
smith, is now prepared to do all kinds
of wapon and blacksmith work. Will
make new bncpies,vapon. etc., or mend
old ones, and repair all kinds of tna
rhlnerv. Custom work a specialty
Good work, promptly to promise, and
cheap. Call at the sin of the horse
hoe, Olive street, opposite Charles
Morse's stable. 420-Cm
Formerly Pacific llousc
This popular houe. has been newly
Refitted and Famished.
Meals. . ... fficts.
Day Board per week, . J4.00.
RoaTd and Lodcinc, . . o and $6.
Good Livery and Feed Stable in con
nection. SATlSFA TIOX GUAIiAIfTEED.
Cenoa, Pawnee Reservation, Neb.
Term bcpin September 1STS. Three
I. Common School.
2. Normal School, m
Thorough instruction given In all
branches by able and experienced teach
ers. Opportunities afforded teachers to
acqcilre experience in the school room.
Large building and first-class accommo
dation. For prospectus. &c, apply to
C. D. RAKEbTKAV. A. 31.,
432-3. Genoa, Nebraska.
not easily earned in these
acc. but it can be made
iu three months by any one
of either sex. in Tiny part of
the countrr who is willing to work
steadily at the employment .that we
furnish. $GC per week in your own
towa. You need not be away from
"me over sight. You can cive your
w"hole time to the work, or only your
spare moments. We have agents who
are making over $20 per day.' Ml who
engaire at once can make money fast. At
the present time money cannot be made
fro easily and rapidly at anv other busi
ness, it costs nothing to try the busi
nc. Term and Outfit free. Address
at once. H. IIu.ltt & Co., Portland,
Maine 3" -v.
Ir. J. - MCALLISTER,
SURGEON AND 3IEDICINAL DEN
tist. OflScc on 12th st., three doors
east of Schilx's boct and shoe store,
Columbus. Neb. Photograph Rooms in
connection with Dental Office. 215.y
CARPENTER, JOINER AND CON
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom he has
done work, as to prices and quality.
"W. -A-. CLAJEIK,
11-Writ anil Eiw
S. CHRISTISON, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
f Mice on 1 1th St.. next to the JoL'KXAL.
Mileage 50 ct. Medicines furnished.
WILL repair watches and clocks In
the best manner, and cheaper than
it can be done in any other town. Work
left with Satnl. Ga-s, Columbus, on 11th
street, one door cast of I. duck's store,
or with Mr. Weisenfluh at Jackson, will
be promptly attended to. 415.
NKUJOX MILLKTT. BVIIOX MrLLKTT,
Justice of the Peace ami
I. MILLETT A; SOX,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N R. They will give
close attention to ail business entrusted
to them. 248.
RYAN & DEGAN,
TWO doors east T D. Ryan's Hotel
on 11th street, keep a large Hock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And everything usually kept at a flrst
class bar. 411-x
FOR SALE 0E TRADE !
MARES I COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
SAIII.I? IMKVIKS, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
420 GERRARD & ZEIGLER.
D0LAND & SMITH,
Wholesale and Retail,
XTERRASKA AVE., opposite City
i Hall, Columbus. Nebr. t3"Low
prices and fine good. Prescriptions
ami family recipe a specialty. 417
STAG 12 ICOl.'TE.
JOHN HI HER, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at U.i'cloek, sharp, p.issing through
Monroe, Genoa, Watjnilli'. and to Al
l Ion The hack will eall at either of
the HoteN for passengers if orders are
left at the post-otlicc. Rates reason
able, to Albion. 222.lv
Columbus Meat Market!
"WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop'a.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
aNo fresh fish. Make ausagc a spec
ialty. JstrRemeinbcr the place. Elev
enth St one door west oT D. Ryan's
IMetricksi' Jlvnt Market.
WshInj;ton Ave., nrtrlr opposite Court Moutt.
OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low, low down for CAMt.
nest steak, rcr lb., 10c.
Rib roast, " Sc.
Boil, " Cc.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to good responsible parties only. 207.
J. A.. BAJEOER,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
2Tcbraska Ave, o;;. Clothcr House.
EETCash Paid for Furs. 3SS
II. S. EXAIrllXIXG SURGEON,
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA.
OFFICE IIOL'RS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4 ji. m., and 7 to 9 p. m. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors uorth of
E. J. Raker's grain olHcc. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Nebr. 433-tf
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
ready-made and Metallic Collins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cauc
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
TTx&!gU2 An. cjytttti Cnrt Ecai, Cdsslu, !7iv
F. W. OTT,
All kinds of
ltooks, Statloaery, Candy and Offtrs.
ONE DOOU NOUTH OF TOST -OFFICE.
fc mm m mm i
J. C. PARKER, Proprietor.
I THIRST door north of Ilammond nouse
; and feed stable, opposite the old
post-office. Good work and the best
material at low prices, is the motto.
Satisfaction given or no sale. Repairing
done promptly. iSTFinc harness and
carriage trimming:, a specialty. Call
?nd pr amine for tohxstIvm. " 40
5TFor one vcar a RESIDENT PHY
SICIAN to the NEW YORK CITY
HOSPITALS. Rlackwcll's Island, N.Y.
Ilr.E. I.. SIGGIiM,
Pliysician and. Snxgepn.
at all hours
UoBt Yum Bet,"
For if you do you will lose money by
purchoiing an expensive Wind Mils,
when: jTatl can buy one of J. O. Shannon
for abouLone-haif the money that any
othef costs. Call on J. O. Shannon, on
11th fctreet, opposite Mahlon Clother's
store. Columbus, Neb
TTI2KY G. CARI2W,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
' v"COtUSmr,' jiKBUASKA.-
Formerlv a member of the English
bar: will jrive prompt attention to all
business entrusted to him in this and
adjoining counties. Collections made.
Ollieo one door east of Sehilz' shoe store,
corner of olive and 12th Stroets. Spricht
Deutch. Parle Francais. 418-tf
COLUMBUS BRICK YA1,
(One mile west of Columbus.)
TUOMAS TLYN'N & SON, Propr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Always on Hand In
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
Is prepared to do all kinds of black
smithing in a workmanlike manner, and
will guarauteu to give satisfaction. He
HORSE -SHOEING A SPECIALTY,
and in this branch of the trade will ac
knowledge no peers. Persons having
lame horses from bad shoeing will do
well to bring them to him. He only asks
for a trial. All kinds of repairing done
to order. 44U-3in
BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the
low prices of your products dis
courage you, but ratluer limit your ex
penses to your resources. You can do
so by stopping at the new home of your
fellow farmer, where you can find good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team fo.r one night and day, STiets. A
room furnished with a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Those winning can be accommo
dated at the house of the undersigned
at the followiug rates: Meals 25 cents;
beds 10 cent. J. B. SENEGAL,
J mile cast of Gerrard's Corral.
Farm for Sale.
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY
acres f excellent farm land in But
ler County, near Patron P. O., about
cqui-dista'nt from three County Seats
David City, Columbus and Schuyler;
00 acres under cultivation; 5 acres of
trees, maple, cottonwood, Ac: good
frame house, granary, stable, sheds, &e.
Good stock range, convenient to water.
The place is for sale or exchange for
property (house and a few acres) near
Columbus. Inquire at the .Touknai.
office, or address the undersigned at
Patron P. O. 40J5
Blacksmith and Wagon Hater,
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wagons, Buggies. Ac, &c;
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. 3-V2
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. I). SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
Wholcsald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES.
tSTKcntucly MTiitkies a Specialty.
In their season,
BY THE CASE, CAN OR DISH,
11th Street, South, of Depot,
Grain, Produce, Etc.
Good GooQs and Fair DGaliDg.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. ?57
BY EMMA MORTIMER "WHITE. . V
. " I rl
At iastl am blefrscd with a lover, w
Just what a lover should be
Devoted and constant and handsome,
Handsome as handsomo can be. T
Devoted! devoted, believe me!
He never has left me a day;
I'm ever his pride and his darling
Without me he cannot be gay.
He cares for no lovelier lady;
To him I am very fair;
Contented he rests on my bosom,
Kisses my lips and my hair.
f , '
Handsome! his cheeks arc like roses,
Hfsjicad is run over with curls,
nia lorchcad Is white as a snowdrift.
His-teeth glimmer clearer than pearl '.
His eyes they arc bright as the vmishinc,
Willi lashes that can not be beat,
Aud then I know that you'.ve never
Seen such hands and such feet.
Wealthy? He's careless of money
Money to him is but dross;
Silver and gold for my lover,.
Arc only for pitch and for toss.
ne must have been born to a fortune
He's lived at his case ever since;
If you'd see but the style of his dressing,
You'd probably think him a prince.
Shirts thick frosted with stitching,
Silken embroidered socks;
I think the most of his money
He keeps in a painted box.
Of teeh he has half a dozen.
Set to the ciinningcst mold;
For Lam my lover's mother
For he is but one year old.
XIBi: DARK DAY.
Of nil the wonderful stones Hint
my great-grandmother ued to tell
my mother when she was a little
girl, the most wonderful was about
the dark day in New England, Fri
day, May 19, 1780. This was during
our Revolution, you will remember,
and the same year iu which the
traitor, Benedict Arnold, attempted
to betray his country to its enemies.
For several days before the 19th,
the air was full of vapors, as we
often see it when fires arc raging in
the woods near us, and the sun and
moon appeared red, and their usual
clear light did not reach us, espe
cially when rising r.nd setting. The
winds blew chiefly from the south
west and northeast, aud the weath
er was cool nnd clear. The morning
of the 19th was cloudy and in many
places slight showers fell, sometimes
accompanied by thunder and light
ning; but as the sun arose it did not
increase the light, and the darkness
deepened and deepened, until the
children standing before the tall
clocks could not sec to tell the time,
and older people peering over the
almanac were not able to distinguish
the letters. The bird? sang their
evening 6ongs nnd flew to their
nests iu the woods, Ihc poultry hur
ried to their roosts, while the cattle
in the fields uttered strange cries
and leaped the stone fences to gain
their stalls, and the sheep all hud
dled together bleating piteously.
Color, which you know depends
upon the light of the enn, filled many
with astonishment by its unusual
appearance, for the clouds were in
some places of a light red, yellow
and brown ; the leaves on the trees
and the grass in the meadows were
of the deepest green, verging on
indigo, the brightest silver seemed
tarnished, and every thing that is
white in the sunlight bore a deep
The shadows, which before uoon
fall to the westward and after noon
to the eastward, were observed dur
ing the darkness to fall in every
The rain, also, was unlike any
other rain, and it set all the people
to wondering as they dipped it from
tubs aud barrels; for a scum formed
on it resembling burnt leaves, emit
ting a sooty smell, and this same
substance was seen on streams and
rivers, especially the Mcrrimac,
where it lay four or five inches
thick, for many miles along its
Another peculiarity was the vapor
in many localities; it descended to
the earth from high in the atmos
phere; but at one point a gentle
mau saw the vapors, at nine o'clock,
rising from the springs and low
lauds; one column he particularly
noticed rapidly ascending far above
the highest hills, then it spread into
a large white cloud nnd sailed off to
the westward, a second cloud form
ed in the same way from the same
springs, but did not rise as high as
the first, and a third formed fifteen
minutes afterward. At a quarter of
10 the upmost cloud wa9 of a red
dish hue, the second was green,
indigo and blue, aud the thiid was
So unwholesome was this vapor
that small birds were suffocated iu"
it, and many of them were so fright
ened and 6tupefied that they flew
into the houses, adding to the fears
of ignorant people, who considered
it a bad sign for a bird to enter a
The commencement of the dark
ness was between 10 and 11 in the
forenoon (when the men were busy
in the fields and offices and work
shops, the women spinning, weaving
and preparing dinner, and the chil
dren at school, or helping their
fathers aud mothers at home,) and
it continued until the middle of the
following night ; but the degrees of
darkness varied ; in some places the
disk of the sun was seen when the
darkness was the most dense.
Lights were seen burning In all
the houses, aud the people passing
out of doors carried torches and
lanterns, which were curiously re
flected on the overhanging clouds.
Thousands of people were sure
that (he end of the world had comet,
many dropped their work and fell
on their knees to pvny, others con
fessed to their fellows the wrong
they had done and endeavored to
The meeting-houses were crowd
ed, and neighborhood prayer-meetings
were formed, and the ministers
and old church members prayed
long prayers, mentioning the nations
and individuals of Bible times who
had been destroyed on account of
their sins, aud begging that as God
spared the great city of Nineveh
when it repented, so He would for
give them, cheer them again by the
light of the sun and give victory to
It is said that the Connecticut
Legislature being iu session, the
members became terrified when
they could not see each other's faces,
nnd a motion was made to adjourn,
when Mr. Davenport arose and said :
"Mr. Speaker, it is either the day
of judgment, or it is not. If it is
not, there is no need of adjourning.
If it is, I desire to be found doing
my duty. I move that candles be
brought, aud that we proceed to
All the shivering, frightened peo
ple began now to look forward to
evening, hoping that as the moon
rose full at 9 o'clock, her light
would penetrate the gloom ; but all
the children who coaxed to sit up
and sec her, grew very sleepy, their
strained eyes were not rewarded by
her beautiful beams, for at eight in
the evening the darkness was total ;
one could not distinguish between
the earth and the heavens, and it
was impossible to sec a hand before
Then nil the weary children were
sent to bed after the most honest
prayers that they had ever prayed,
and the older people sat up to watch
for the light that never before had
appeared so glorious.
Aud never dawned a fairer morn
ing than the 20th of May, for the
sun that opened the flowers and
mirrored itself in the dew-drops,
brought the color again to the chil
dren's faces, and filled every heart
The birds sang joyously, the cattle
returned to their pastures, the places
of business were opened, and every
one went about his work more gen
tle toward man and more grateful
After the darkness was passed,
several persons traveled about to
gather all possible information con
cerning this memorable day, and
Dr. Tenny wrote au account of what
he learned while on a journey from
the east to Pennsylvania, lie says
the deepest darkness was in Essex
county, Massachusetts, the lower
part of New Hampshire, and the
eastern portion of Maine (where my
great-graud-mother lived). In
Rhode Island and Connecticut it
was not so great ; in New Jersey
peculiar clouds were observed, but
the darkness was not uncommon,
and in the lower parts of Pennsyl
vania nothing unusual was observed.
It extended as far north as the
American settlements aud westward
to Albany, but its exact limits could
not be ascertained.
In Boston the darkness continued
14 or 15 hours, varying in duration
at other places.
As it was impossible to attribute
the darkness to an eclipse, the wise
people formed many theories con
cerning it; being convinced that it
was due to immense fires in the
woods, winds blowing in opposite
directions, and to the condition of
the vapors; but Herschel says:
"The dark day in Northern Ameri
ca was one of. those won'derful phen
omena of nature which will always
be read of with interest, but which
philosophy is at a loss to explain.
Ella A. Drinkwater, in St. Ificholas.
"George," she said to the perspir
ing.young man, "I love you just tho
sartier bu as our city relatives are
coming next week, mother thinks
you'd better stay away, be'eause
your long hair and freckled face
might make them think that our ac
quaintances weren't very high-toned."
The young mau is staying
"Charles," said she to her Sunday
class, "mention sbme act of violence
that was inflicted near the sea about
this time." "Don't remember any
'cept Jonah was whalc-Iald on the
WILD MAN OF THE WOODS.
A Fearful Prodigy Captured in the Wilds
Tho wild man brought to the city
yestcrday'by Dr. O. G. Brovier, of
Sparta, Tennessee, is truly a myste
rious and wonderful creature. He
will be exhibited throughout the
country by Mauagcr Whallcn, of
the Metropolitan, who is a third
owner in this remarkable being,
who promises to successfully bafllc
all scientists who desire to give a
satisfactory explanation of, this un
uatural appearaucc. .Before enter
ing into the details of his capture,
which form quite a thrilling aud
interesting episode, a description of
tho curiosity which promises to ex
cite more attention than Barnum's
"What is it?" will be given. At a
distance the general outline of his
figure would indicate that he isouiy
au ordinary man. Close inspection
shows that his whole body is cover
ed with a layer of scales, which drop
off at regular periods in the spriug
and fall, like the skin of a rattle
snake. He has a heavy growth of
hair on his head, and a dark reddish
beard about six inches long. His
eyes present a frightful appearance,
being at least twice the size of
the average-sized eye. Some of his
toes arc formed together, which give
his feet a strange appearance, and
his height, when standing perlectly
erect, is about six feet five inches.
A nervous twitching of the muscles
shows a desire to escape, and he is
constantly looking in tho direction
of the door through which he en
tered. His entire body must be
wet at intervals, and, should this bo
ueglected, he begins immediately to
manifest great uueasiuess; his flesh
becomes feverish, and his sufferings
cannot be alleviated uulil the water
is applied. "At times he is danger
ous, and yesterday morning when
Mr. Whallcn uttempted to place him
iu a wagon, iu which he intended to
bring him to the theater, it occupied
some time. The strungc creature
acted in the most mysterious mau
ncr, refusing obstinately for some
time to get into the wagon. He has
quite a sharp appetite, having eaten
a meal yesterday that would have
fully satisfied at least four men.
With the exception, offish his meals
are all prepared iu the ordinary
way, but the fish is eaten eutirely
raw. Dr. Brovier Bays that
wheu alone he will sometimes
mutter an unintelligible jargon,
which it would, be impossible for
any one to understand, but that in
the presence of visitors he remains
perfectly silent. Yesterday after
noon, from one to four, a private
exhibition was given, and a number
of physicians were present, among
them. Drs. Brady and Cary Black
burn, who said that he was a great
curiosity. Dr. Blackburn said that
his 6caly condition could not be
attributed to any skin disease, but
undoubtedly he was born iu that
condition. He will be on exhibition
iu one of the private rooms of the
Metropolitan theater this afternoon
and to-morrow, between the hours
of one and four o'clock. Only phy
sicians aud those especially invited
will be allowed admission. His
exact nge is not known, but for the
last eighteen years he has been
running wild in the Cumberland
mountains in Tennessee, near the
Coney Fork and Big Bone creek.
He has been the constant terror of
the community, although he was
never known to attack any one until
the day of his capture. Dr. G. G.
Broyler, of Sparta, Tennessee, says
that sinco the surrender of the con
federate army it has been his inten
tion to capture this creature
and exhibit him throughout the
country. The doctor 6ays the
parents of the wild man arc respect
able citizens of North Carolina
named Crosliu. That their son is
unquestionably a mysterious freak
of nature they do not deny, but they
could not account for his scaly skin.
At the tender age of five years,
haviug always been possessed with
a roving disposition, he left his
home and plunged immediately into
the mountainous region of Tennes
see. Hero he lived as best he could,
subsisting on the products of the
country, such as roots and herbs
and small animals that he could
capture. Wheu in the water he was
in his element. He would dive
down into the depth of the inland
lakes, remaining under water for a
considerable length of time, aud
finally emerge with both bauds filled
with small fish, which he would
devour at once in a raw state. Dr.
Broyler says that until about eigh
teen mouths ago he had not attempt
ed the capture, altlvough he had
been watching the creature's action
for the past twelve years. About
the 15th of September he started
into the mountains fully determined
to succeed in the capture.
"The 'wild man of the woods,' as
he was termed by the people of the
vicinity, was unusually fleet of foot
and possessed with a great deal of
agility, bounding over the moun
taiuons regions in the most fearless
manner. During the chase lliey
kept the wild man constantly in
sight. aud (heir plan was to tire him
out, in which they finally succeed
ed, lie was pursued through the
wild, mountainous country, over
lakes aud precipices, until his pur
suers almost despaired of success.
Stratagem was finally resorted to.
The lariai was thrown at him with
btlfsufccess", arid then a kind of net
was formed, into which he was de
coyed aud captured, lie 'ran fear
lessly into the net, aud became
entangled iu the meshes. Captured,
but not conquered, a struggle en
sued, in which Dr. Broyler was
seriously wounded. The wild man
fought with his hands, after tho
fashion of a bear, aud bruised aud
scratched the doctor in a frightful
manner. At last they quieted their
unwilling victim aud brought him
to Sparta. The doctor immediately
telegraphed to Mr. Whallcn, who
purchased a third interest iu the
wonder, and had him brought to
Louisville yesterday morning. The
presence of this wild man in Louis
ville has excited considerable atten
tion among the doctors, aud also a
large crowd of curious persons, who
are anxious to see the wonderful
creature. There will be only one
public exhibition in this city, which
takes place at the Metropolitan the
ater Saturday afternoon. Louisville
.Sad Ead or . KomuHtlc iTInr-
A curious divorce suit now on
trial in Bridgeport Introduces plen
ty of romance, with the old moral
against runaway matches. Miss
Elizabeth Adams years ago lived iu
Syracuse, N.Y. She met clandes
tinely one Charles E. Hill, who soon
after went as clerk to China. She
kept up a correspondence with him,
but her parents did not know she
even had his acquaintance. One
day she started on a journey with
her mother, but got left at a way
station and disappeared. She was
not heard of for a week, and then
came a letter that she had sailed to
marry Mr. Hill. The chip was
wrecked, and for fifteen duy3 she
was tossed about in au open boat.
Finally she was rescued nnd mar
ried Hill. Now she sues lor a di
vorce after all that she endured to
get her husband. She came home
twice after marriage, aud in 18Gb'
her Chinese servants were the won
der of Syracuse. Of recent years
Mrs. Hill has been traveling abroad.
Not long ago, at Bridgeport, she
filed a bill for divorce. He heard
of it, and, being very rich wrote to
a Maine frieud to give her $75,000
if she would make it a quiet separa
tion. Subsequently, hearing that
the affair had become public, he re
duced his offer to -525,000. His
friend called at the Sterling House
to talk it over with her, aud imme
diately she broke a pitcher over his
head and had him arrested for as
sault. He also complained against
her. They are at it. Hill has filed
a bill of divorce, and is on the way
home to fiht, and there it stands.
Scandal, disgrace, discord, etc., all
the natural fruit of the one-sided
elopement of long ago. Hartford
Tlie I.ady of Culture.
The first element of true culture
is utility. The homely uses of life
are the strong body, without which
accomplishments have nothing to
adorn but themselves, and are
thrown away. In the swift fluctua
tions of business, and the terrible
reverses which so often sweep away
the best founded fortunes, none are
safe. It is folly for any family to
rear a girl iu the lap of indulgence
for a life of luxury, when a single
wave of misfortune may sweep the
castle beautiful away and leave its
inmates at the mercy of the pitiless
elements. Every girl should be so
educated that, should adversity
throw her upon the world, she will
fall, like a cat, on her feet, ready for
a ruu on her own account. A lady
of culture 13 one who can us her
knowledge and accomplishments for
her own support in case of need, and
docs not feel that any useful indus
try is demeaning. The practical
must precede and support the orna
mental, .and even the ornamental
should be so thoroughly ingrained
that it can be made of use in case of
need. The worst evils or modern
society will not be got rid of till
every woman is able to earn an
honest livelihood, and respects every
other woman who earns one,wheth
cr she is a "lady of culture" or not.
A young man who is much given
to athletic sports would like to
know when the much-talked -of
Anglo-Sazou race is to come off.
One of the Grandest Sights Ever
Seen by Mortal Eye.
Tho actual crater is placed almost
in an amphitheatre, thrcc-fonrtks of
which are enclosed, while one-froatb
is open. The enclosed Wills- rise
above the bed of the crater from
250 or more feet In some parts, ap
parently composed of sulphur. Tho
diameter, judging by the' eye, is
about 300 yards, and tho whole of
this area Is filled with lava of fire,
but crusted on tho surface with a
skin some inches deep or lava thai
has been chilled.
All who have crossed the Mcr do
Glace at Chamotiui arc aware of the
character of its formation ; (he deep,
intensely bluo tints of the crevasses,
the hugo boulders of ice, aud some
times tho fantislic shapes assumed.
Imagine just tho same formation,
but substitute heat for cold, fiery'
red color for the blue, aud the ap
pearance of tho crater may be realiz
ed. The surface of the lava blocks
is black, hot, rough aud somewhat
brittle, aud lying moro or less at
one level. Looking down the crev
asses the glowing fires a few inches
below our feet were seen. When,
the mouth of the volciuo showed
signs of movement ten mouths since,
it was raised much above the rest
of the bed. listen mouths activity
however, has enabled it to raise a
cone almost in the center of the cra
ter, at leasta hundred feet in height,
very wide at the base, converging
at the summit like a sugar-loaf, but
with the summit of the Ioof remov
ed. With a pulsation as regular and as
marked as that of the piston of n
steam-engine iu full motion, did the
huge mountain carry on its works,
so that we were clearly able to un
derstand what was meant by "every
pulsation of the volcano being duly
registered at the observatory."
Clouds of smoke and fumes, were
issuing from the summit of the
cone now densely dark, as if a fresh
supply of coal had been heaped on
the fire; then intensely light, as if
the engine were blowing off it
steam ; then most beautifully and
delicately tinted with the tenderest
rose-pink, as if an artist were testing
how best to combine the loveliest
tints of his art ; then a pale salmon,
aud then as if five thousand torpe
does had simultaneously exploded.
The huge mountain seemed to heave,
and from its mouth issued immenso
quauitics of molten lava apparent
ly at the mouth all iu one body, but
there separating into millions of
piece.', all glowing with the most
intense heat that can possibly bo
seen. Each piece as it ascended into
the air was separate; no pcicc was
partly red and partly black, but was
on fire and red-hot, most of the lava
emitted fell back again into the
bosom of the heaving mass, but with
every emission quantities, large or
6iuall, fell on the outside of tho
mouth, aud thns we saw how the
cone had gradually increased iu size
aud height. As we stood watching,
at intervals there seemed to be the
lin'Lg of ten thousand guns of light
er caliber than Krupp's, aud wo
soon found that this was the pre
cursor of a grand display. Up rose
au immense mass spreading in the
shape ol a fan, aud presenting one
of the most magnificent sights the
eye of mau can ever see. And this
upheaval was not a thing for which
we had to wait till our patience was
exhausted, but was continuous, and
almost seemed as if every renewed
explosion were grander than its
As wc descended to the crater the
rain had ceased ; while there it
again fell for a lime heavily; the
thunder overhead was pealing liko
the roar of fifty parks of artillery in
concert, and the lightening flashed
with iuteuse vividness; then all
ceased, au there wa3 a perfect calm,
nothing was to be heard beyond tho
machinery of the mountain iu full
vigor and steam up. As the day was
drawing, on it at last became neces
sary to think of returning to Naples.
With much effort and the aid of our
helper we again got out of the crater
to the summit, but our descent was
to be by another way from that by
which we ascended. It was down
the side of the mountain, but being
of loose, friable materials similar to
those we have previously described,
there was little danger of rolling to
the bottom. Stepping out bravely
with the foot and leg half-way up
plunging into the mass at every step,
our American friends made descent
of the outer cone in uine minutes;
wc traversed it more leisurely, and
took from twelve to fifteen.
The Hermitage was soon reached,
and at once taking a carriage we
started for the hotel. Naples Cor.
The sweat of a man's brow comc3
easier than his daily bread.