The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, July 26, 1872, Image 1

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    AIL ■_
There hung* • Mbre, tnd (here'* rein,
With nasty buckle *n<l green ih I ( i
A pair of spare on the old graV WStL * • "
A mouldy Jdlo—welt, that is alb
Comp out to the stalls ; it is not far.
The mo—-gloss door is hanging ajar.
T,ook within ! There's an empty stall.
Where once stood a charger —and that it all.
The good black steed came riderless home.
Flecked with blood-imps as well ss fostn.
Do von see that monnd, where the dead Isavcs
The good black horse pineal to death—t hat'* all.
All? Oh, ?it is all I can speak, *
Question tne not—l am eld and weak,
His saddle and eahrc hang on the wall.
And his horse niaod to death — 1 have told yon
Persevere and Prosper.
" To the manly will there's ever away !*
.Said s * ni|>!r Arab youth;
*' And I'm oing t >try. this very day,
If my teacher tells the troth •
He's always saving—the good old man—
• Sow, picas, remember nv dear,
Ycnr sure to win, whatever you {dan.
If von steadily persevere!'
I mean to trjr it, npon my life!
If I go through fire and water j
And, since 1 wish to marry a wife,
111 have the Calif* daughter T-
So off to the Vurier straight he goes.
Who only laughed af the lad
And said him " Say"—as yi u may suppose
For he tliought the fellow was maJl
And still for many and many a day
He caine to plead his case,
Rut the Tiaier only answered " Say,"
And laughed him in the fare. * I
At last, the Calif came serosa
The ynth iu the Tinerh ball, . *
And, asking what his errand was. . " I
The Timer told him alt.
"Sow hy my hewd!" the Calif said,
"' fit oaly the w tse ami great
A Cahf* daughter may ask to w<\t.
For rank with rank must mate;
Cnles# msyhsp. some .aliaist deed
May serve for an equal claim.
tFor merit, I own. should have ,U merel.
And jrinew* yWd to faine.)
In the rigris once a gem was loat,
"Twa* ages and ages aince,
A ruby of woudr*m* aiae and coal, i > j
And fit for Urn uoKtol pr ucv , . (
That gem, my la i, mast sorely be
Somewhere henaath Ilia watesv-
Qo, find it. boy, ami bring it to ne, < * ■ ■
Thou woe and marry my daughter !*
"And so J will!" ths lad replied.
And off to the ruer he ran;
And h* < ips away at the foamy uda , ,
As CM* as ever he can ; *
With a utile cup he dtps swav;
JKow what's the fellow about ?
He's going to find the gem some day.
By draining the Tigris out!
And still he dips by day and nfght,
Til! the fishes begin to ery,
" This Wbs is such a willful wight.
He 11 dip the river dry!"
And so they sent their monarch to say ? ( ,
t A wise sad reverend fish V,
" Now ahv aw you d pptng our wsu r away ?
And what do yon ph-aa* to ~ j
'* I want the ruby, sirhe eriwi; (
Well—please to let as atens.
And stop voor dipping," the fish-king cried,
" An<t the gem shall be your own !*
And be fetched the ruby of wondrous tfze,
From out of the foamy water :
And so the lad obtained his prize,
And wed the Ca'if* daughter!
This nlresant story was meant to tench
That pluck is more than skifl ;
And '* are the cmU beyond the reach
Of a strung, untiring will!
W*e do not relate the following for the
purpose, particularly of pointing a moral
—though there is a moral most emphatic
in the case;—nor do wo present it as a
rule of life for the guidance of infloentiul
men—though many men might profitably
take a hint therefrom. We tell it A* the
simple story of real life, and thougif it
may by some 1* deemed an exceptional
case, yet all will admit that the exception
is a very pleasant one. Some will read
thm, to whom the story will not be new.
bnt they will enjoy its perusal none the ;
Its* for that.
In the year 1852 there was upon the
Poor Farm of Win ford, a boy name d
David Carlton. He was a cMid of mis
fortune. and a dark Hotid had rested upon
the early morning of his lifh. Hi mother
bad been a bright, wiVotne girl, bet rated
and forsaken, and finally can upon the
town for support. So her cliilj was born
a pauper. She had lived to nurse It a few
short month*, and had then died, and
frem that time the child had been in the
charge of the superintendent of the Farm.
Whatever had been the developed charac j
tcr of the father of that child, be mn* j
have possessed strong and manly qualities
at heart, for the boy betrayed hereditary i
points of mental m!< not <
have been derived to 4? 3>>sJ§49t er - " t
from bis mother % jiad inherit,-! § qnild- :
ness and evenness'of temper which *erv< <'
him well in the trying ordeal t/jfcia btty
The children from the Town Farm for
Poor Farm) attended the common school
of the district within which the farm was
loca'ed; hut they oould not he like other
children. Even the parent* of the more
fortunate scholars— Christian men ami j
women they not irU that tneir
children slum Id Associate (hp f n*|v with J
the pauper*; ana we cannot wonder that 1
the children themselves took the k**>n i
and acted upon it. At a hill—ami uXler j
the circumstances a very natural rule— !
thesealms-honaeekifdipn did aot pro-'
gress very much in tie way of usefal!
e<lacation; hut there were exceptions to
the rule; and David Carlton was one of'
the exceptions. In spit# of the alights i
which were put upon kim* he learned
rapidly, and be was a good hoy. Itw*
his goodness and mildness which helped
him. He never complained hat bore Li*
unfortunate lot with meekness, and tried
to merit the good opinion of those wlio
had him in charge.
Capt. Tom Richards was the overseer
of the Poor Farm and lie liked the bpk.
And Capt Tom's wife liked him, t#o;
and they helped him to study andleara
" Poor hoy ? said Mrs.
and she said it more than once,—/(Ml
never make much way in the wArld.
I wish he had more spirit He bears
too much. He's too meek and tender
hearted altogether!"
In May of 1*52, David Carlton .was
twelve years of age. The date of his
birth was set down in the record •( the
alms-house, and on this twelfth anniver
sary thereof Capt. Tom, from hi* own
purse, gave him a new suit of clothes,
and when the lad h.d donned the garb
the captain's wife declared that there
wasn't a better looking boy in the town.
"O! if he only had a little more spirit I"
Andrew Bishop was the leading mer
chant, and in fact, the leading roan of
Winford. He was a capable business man,
and he had been fortunate,and his wealth
gave him power and station. Mr. Bishop
had signified his desire to take a smart
intelligent boy into his store, to bringhipi
up to business- Capt. Torn thought here
wonld be a chance Sir David, so lie took
the lad with l iin to the village, and called
upon Mr. Bishop at his dwelling. Tie
boy was introduced to the merchant, sad
when the captain had explained his er
rand David was directed to retire into
another room.
Now, it so happened that in the parti
tion between thg two rooms was a win
dow—and this window wal open—aid
thus the boy heard distinctly all that wju
said by the men in their consultation.
He heard Capt. Tom speak in terras pt
prai*e and commendation. There was a
deep pause, and then Mr. Bishop replied,
" No, DO, Captain Richards, I cauc )t
tale him. Ido not blame the boy. 34
is not my horses fault that he is a hor< e;
but being a horse, I cannot' gdmit h in
to my parlor. So it is not safid Ca 1-
ton's fault that he is a child of diegrac i;
but the shame being upon him, I can riot
place hiin in a position which would In
volv'e his association with the .members
of mv family."
" But," urg4 Biobris, • ?hss boyris
good and true," *
" Bat he onnnot shtka off the dust of
the shame that is upon him," iatorrspfed
FRED. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor,
Bishop. w What Is born with the flesh
will lo manifest in the num. Pot him
upon a fsntt. Captain, I< t him find a
home among the lowlv gad the humble.
"A* yn would fling it!" retorted the
captain, in dwdgweM., j ,
"As J ■wdlillt#i | , ,1
" Ark-t-w *oo h eveh Mv! I*!
if the boy ever hs a chance, I pray (RHI
he may improve it, and stand your equal!
It minium!' 1 And with this the irsto
captain called for the hoy, and left the
merchant's uian-ion.
"•Von don't skk me irMr. llMiop w1l
take dan,** saM Fitptftht Ton*, -riter (hev
had been ii|H>u the road a time in silence.
"There is no need," answered David
u I heard all that he rend."
" Ton heard r"
"Tea,—every word. I could wot h*l|>_
, it,— Bat don't say any more WV-i
uie think."
That night (Soiri Carlhm .U in hi*
little attic chainU-r and thought. He
*4s upon bis tow lied a while, and then
he paced t> and fro; and could Al r*
I Helmed.* have seen him now, as be walk
ed op and down the cage that confined
him, *he would have seen w bat she had
never seen before. The mildftert of the
woman had given place to Uie fierce im
petuosity of the man. The gentle charac
ter f the mother hail been replaced by
the stern and nneouiiM*omis'mg possibili
ties Of the (St her.
He spoke but one sentence aloud. It
was nearrinWnlght when he st ssl in the
centre of the room, and smote his haad
upoh his breast.
"If I live." saul he" Captain Richard**
(irnjer shall be answered! ii my life ig
spared, I will not rest until 1 stand, ac
knowledged by the world as die equal at
lcaf. of Andrew- Bishop !V
Then he clasj>ed hia nanus, and raised
theui toward heaven; ami upon his bend
ed knees he added.—
"God help me to win the victory iu
honor and in truth!"
On the t'ollnwinir morning the hoy
called Capt. Richards apart, ami asked
that ho might be permitted to go forth
and seek his own fortune.
"If I do not find a good home," ssid
he w here 1 can do as 1 knoa- you would
wish me to do, I will come hack to you,
and work for you as you shall direct."
The Captain saw the new- man in that
boyish ittuq, and te> w rt-sßhtd V' trust
K. •
I "Have von any money I" he asked.
. "YWbl have" / • '
"Then go,—and may the blessing of
God go with you !"
David Carlton went torth on that spring
worniccof with the will to be *
wis a. Under all was the aanrc gentlenrto
ond goodness which had marked his early
boyhood, but brought now to the surface
was the quality of iren which had lain
so long dormant. He had asingle aim of
exalted manhood, and be would mount
the ladder and climb if the strength were
given him. Nothing shotdd swerve bftn
from hia purpose—no lust of pain, no
craving of appetite, and no seduction of
pleasure. He had counted the rest; he luul
taevsured the distance; he had e-.-n-MereAliii
HMSUeea; and he had computed the nun-
All he asked not already within his control
was life said opportunity; sad lor the e he
He would go far away from his New Eng
land home, and he struck for the great West.
He found work npon, the, rood -he never
; tggni~and the- autumn found Mm in a
I young and vigorous city yf the new empire of
; indu-dty xd Devclopement. Aud be was
than be hid) lieir Whto' bo' kit Hi.-
I*oor Form of Wlnfonl.—he *a stronger in
i body and his oonti-l nee In him-elf was
I -trongvr. C wild Ifocii a Vohtll fail while
trot foam! hourwarqi>iis ckwrrg k-crhm*n?
I Such a Uiiurc were ccjt toimiNKit-Ie
| L>a\*! fiirlti-n n- , taste lor mercantile
| pursuits. He sought ftrtrt to occupy his titital
and to that endhe found his wwv info the.
..ffioe of psji kw* :°. rt r ,i
har J—worked so hard ynd so wgll, that he
! was called to She har bsf. re be Was twentv-
Ume. As hgt tuind grew .stronger aud bremJ-r
he developed an organizing quality, and very
i soon he iusrameri the lew) Hi tmjtortiutt matter*
iif socio! and iiobtiua, c-cuautgy. lie sought
i to develop the rcrcxuvs* of toe ooantry about
Mm. and thus he became Interested In hn
the management of grave affair* be could be
:*fcrn rd uncompromising for honor ami
right, in bis social relations Uw old gentle
ne*s and cotplpg to the surface in
bright riiijJss opd in sumjy glpwias, made
him brehtd bv all wh" were ailmittea to his
confidence. And oth<-*e*n isutscd on.
Many af our reader* reinenil-er the startling
-octal event wliieh tnaispfr-i In X certain
New- Knglan-i tosrn durinethe raonih of July
1870. We shall call thePaa n Winfor-1. tt we
have called it heretofore And en that July
das came a man to Winford who owe received
would know—a name which has sounded
with praise from the Atlantic to tlie Pad tie—
th- n:me of oue whom thousands have de
lighted to honor, ami who Is to-dav-the Idol
of the peoph- among whom he ftvei. anil for
whose good he tel-or* hut we wftt cull Mm
DAVID CAELTOS, AS we called him before,
I*fd|O rl t#n ffMsfecfe
lapw of the year*, to rwft the place of hi*
clouded birth. He n*me ht-ralded by the
newspaper*—came the representative" of
srreat and grateful peopUi-nm.- (shining with
dune AND renown T-aroe pMHe*ACD of A ma
terial wealth equal to more than w.ut reprc
•en ted upon the book* bf the Awnon of the
whole town of Will fart. He came and he
mat Mr. Andrew Bishop ; hut he did not find
Htn hi* heart to ac opt Mr Bhhop's eayerly
•x tended hospitality. He found Cpt Tmii
Richard* now crown old, but hale and hearty
still,—found him. not upon the Poor Farm,
but upon a little farm of hi* pan in the same
sjfc*3 tfcz t&Zt ft.
utterance. He could hardly believe hi* own
in " A
tame ana the bu|>efnu>y oYInV oilier day*
were <>e and the same jwro* >
"Ye*," unid Carlton, with a proud and
happy light in hi* area ; *' and it wa* your
prayer, Captain Tom, that lint lifted my heart
to ila gland purpose When I had heard Mr.
Hiahop brand me and east me out, my heart
*ank within me ; but when I heard your
i word* of fiery reproof, my Heart lea|>cd with
gratitude : and when, in that man'* presence,
you prayed (iod tliat I might *bu>d h<* equal,
the reprtve wa* l*rn within I*o.which hath
fiorne fhi* fruit 1 Th6u hart wen to me a
fatiie*, and henceforth he it mine to make
the burden of thy life light and ble*eed.''
And in the soft twilight of the summer
evening Ifaygi Carlton upd- £aptuln Tom
walked out tipon tire verdant! two. and their
heart* were attuned to that bliwful worship
Of the Infinite Goodness wrdcir only those can
know whose live* have been spiritually pure
and truthful
.jb*sa,%&dwia H yta^i'HfSaaHiliAuiflit
he wa* captured mortally wounded the
Sheriff, who died next day. The thief
tu eopfimftl, eta d ihrou girt before a Mag
istrate for examination. In the presence
of the JwitSoe. the honrtaMee and the
bystander*, a brother of /the deceased
a piafcih tjglpud his brain*
out. Trie account adds that Rosa, the
•murderer, wa* arwasted, but tlrere are
hundreds of tnsjn ready to so® him through.
A foreign vegetarian who came to this
oountry with the intention of introduc
ing udbolted flotif, has given it up a*
impracticable, because, pa be aaaerts, the
people gire inch little time to their
TiirriVi that they bolt saverytWag they eat
- * v w *>
Ffok's Keaiing I Tare.
[it all tlm town of JlraUlelturti, my* n
tiews|>#per com spoudent, ihere is not a •
lowlier spot that) the trioce where Col.
LFtik Is huritvl. The village cemetery is
| on the ton of a hill, slopiug down ou one
Mde to tht' Couueotiaut, ou the other
cau-htng ull the gKniet of nnwU, >
serum* the churchyard gnus* the ray* of j
the setting sntt linger longest, The lot <
which Col, Fi*k purchased, oulv a tew* '■
, months Iwfore his death, is one of flu*
pleasant* si iu the cemetery; it overlook
the Connecticut, ami i* evenly terraced
down the side of the bill; overhung by i
| irees, it is yet neither dark nor gloom v, ;
, for tire sun strikes through the hough*
all day, making flickering shallow* on J
the dark soft green of the grass, ud
touching the flowers that alwavs adorn
the spot tutu new freshness mul bright
HUM. In the centre ot the lot is the
grave of the Colonel, with plain marble
>lah to mark it until the monument shall
bo ilu>hed. At etch coiner i* a rustic
lu.sket tilled, with creep tug ivy, and
bright bUrtsoutiug gejiuiiuma and ver
benas. Reside baskets, too, staud on
each side of the grave, filled like the
others. Ou the grave frvah flowers are
placed daily by "the leviug hands of his
wife, ami they are um allowed to fade
before others take their place. Just at
the end of the upper terrace, looking oil
over the river ami up the beautiful *al
lev, are two rustic chairs, auil here Mrs.
Fi>k spends her mornings, watching the
gardener as he arranges the flowers, and
Iplauuiug new additions to the already |
almost perfect ss*t. It is o quiet here, |
away from all the noise even of country
town, that one can scarcely realize whs' •
restless spirit it is tliat lies here under
the green sward. ia the spot where |
nothing i* heard but the murmur of the J
river, the low twittering of the birds,
and the :w*tle of the wind through the j
tree-topn on the liiflside. Tbc very son!
of cnhnucss and peace broods over the!
place, and tmnofl an 3 Uie fretfuluess of ,
busy living *cmn as far away on though
they were uot Of course many visitor
are attracted to the spot, and scarcely
one comes to the village who does not ■
make a pilgrimage to that quiet grave
overlooking the river and brooded over*
by the mountain shadow*. The lot i*
surrounded by a grnutte e ping, which
will be in place iu Autumn, ami tin
monument M to he made t>y Mr. Larkiu |
O. Mead, of Florence, Italy, who i alsoj
a Br.ittleboro boy, and a schoolmate of j
Col. Fisk. 11.- baa just rent a photo
graph of the design to Mis, Fttk. The
base is to be a large square of nutrbit,
with four life-dzed figure* at each corner
representing Music. lframa, the 11 lilmad
and Steamboat Between each of the,
figures at the side is an urn, exquisitely
carved, for flowers; iu front is a ha*
relief of Colonel Fiak; at the laurk j
the inscription : from the centre of
the marble rises an obelisk. This tnonn
ment will not be completed until next
year, and the cost will las 830,<>00. It i* 1
to be of the finest Italian marble.
An Old Time Ifirate.
1 Cuptoiu Teach. Irctier known as
i "Blackhenrd," umde Ins spuetrufrj
shont 1716, off Port of Spain, Tritiidari, 1
plmtdered and burnt t brig laden with!
cacao, and when a Spanish brig enrar in
and cautiously cannonaded him at a dis
tance, sailed leisurely out of the Boca
Gmnte Little would auy Sipunish
ltuartl.s costa trouble the soul of the vsl- j
liaut Uaptoin Teach, with his six pistols
slung in baudofiers down hia breast,
lighted matches stuck underneath the
iwitu of his liat, aud his famous black
I hoard, the terror of all the wcweluiiit
.wptainafrcim Trinidad to (ruin** Hirer,
I twisted into toils, and tied up with rib-
I kus behind his ears. How he liehnvisl
jlpmtfjf for some year* a* a "tensions
| humaa pig," like Ignatiu Loyola before
I his convursioD, witli the one virtue of
leonrage, bow he would Mow out tie
• eumlU in the rabiu, and fire at roudom
i;jtohia crew, on the ground "ths! if h>i j
did not kif! one of them' now and th.-n
I they wopM forget who he was ;** how be ,
| would abut down the hatches, aud till
the ship with the smoke of brimstone
aßd what not, to toe how long he and hi*
coitM ewfnre a certain place—to which
they are, juune of them, too prolmbly
gone : how he bad barfed tjs money, or
said ho had, " where none but he and
Satan conld fiqd it, and the longest liver
*1: mi id take nil *" how, out of some such
tnidation, Edgar Poe built up the wonder
fq! tale of the u Ooid Bug;" how thel
planters of n-rtain southern state*, mul
even the Governor id North Carolina,
paid lam blackmail, aud reoeiytd b.'aek
uioil from him likewise ; aud, lastly, how
he-to el a man i brave a* he lut with a
j clear conscience and n dear apnse of
j duty, in the person of Mr. Robert May
i nanJ, first lu uteuant of the " Pearl."
who found h>m after endless difficulties,
nod foneht him hand-to-hand iu OK-re
eoek Hiver, in Virginia, "the lieutenunt
and twelve men ngstinat Blackheanl and
fourteen, till the as wa* tinctured with
blood aroUDd the veaael;" and how May
Hard railed into Bulhtown with the gory
head, black heard and all, bung at lii*
liulwuiu end—all thia ia written--in the
book* in which it i* written, which need!
not be read now, however sensational,
by tUcjnbhc. . ; ,
Kfrrt'.tßflr OF THR OU HK. —There
are sensihle gentiemen who Itegin c!
, late to ex pre** tlicir divatiidactioii with
ttfte Cinino;i opinion of dhe glohe's
ronnnfty. Not many centime* ago. very
celebrated Europcnn theologians (lccided
it wa* an perfectly Aitua dinner plate,
and consequently titere must le a jump
ing off margin somewhere in the nnex
plon d distance. With thi* explauntiou
tbe people were jverfeetly sati*fied, a* the
decision emanated from an tmiuent
sou re*. Bnt nfb*r a while the narrative*
of seamen and thcspeeulationHof mathe
matician* were productive of doubt and
'finally an overthrow of the pancake ex
planation, n* it was called So it ha*
i>eeu a settled opinion qnite long enongli
for the production of thousands of book*
—all of which in some way admit the
truth of the declaration that thi* earth i
nearly a round ball. V-iy well, but at
an unexpected moment, three learned
doubter*—Me*er. Wallaces, Carjicntcr,
and Hambden—are laboring trader a
problem designed to show that the right
form ban not yet teen oseertaincd.
What shajm it may have after their
manipulation* have been completed no
one know; }toa*ihly it may turn put to
be a parallolopipcdon.
neasofa for wheat, barley, and oata, in
California, is iu the latter part af May
and in June. * After the middle of Aptil
the rains cense, aud the whole harvest
season is absolutely without rain. Thus
the farmer is not hurried, and tlie hnr
west proceeds with none of Unit haste
and anxiety about the weather which
trouble the Eastern farmer. The small
grains are usually gathered hy a machine
Called a "header," which clips off only
the htadn of the grain stalk. Wheat,
oats, and hurley are thrashed on the
field, put into bags, and left either on
the field or along the railroad, for weeks
often, in the open air, aud until tlie
crop is sold and shipped. Tbe grain
does not sweat, nor is it liable to injury
from this exposure. Hay, too, is baled
OT stacked on the field,"and left tbere
antil it is wanted. Potatoes are often
left in the ground long after they are fit
for digging.
Model surgical operations—To take
the cheek out of a man and tho jaw out
of a woaaa.
Phe Years a Squat*.
The Kalisss City t Mo.) Ttmrt has the
oil.iwing particular* of a story briefly
narrated by telegraph; The steamer F<m-
Until* arrived at this city, alter a three
month*' trip to port lieu ton and the
mountains. Among her uiiseellgnaoae
cargo of robe*, fur*, peltries end Nebraska
corn, was a female named Mia* Amanda
Barber, w |,\ iu a fit of fanatical romance,
offered henteli', in 1 AST, as a voluntary
iiiisaionary to the Brnle Sioux, then occu
pying the territory between the Cheyenne
river, and the Big Horn mountains, Dakota
Territory. Ml** lUrbcr created quite s
sensation is the Eastern States by her mar
riage witii a young Indian named riunatting
Hear,w ho accompanied a party of Sioux to
Wa*hington in IrtrtT, Mia* Barber wa-* at
that tiui* a clerk in oue of the Depart
meutat Washington, iu a (owition secured
for her by (ten. Butler, before the im
|H<achment fusre. According to her own
statement, she war firmly impressed with
the ideality and perfection of the red men
ot the plain*. She had read everything
relating to the ludiau tribes, from the
reports of the Commissioner of Indian
Affairs down to the latest dime novel. In
a fit of enthusiasm or temporary insanity,
she offered herself to and became the wife
of Squatting Bear, a junior chief iu the
Lone Horn hand of Brule Sioux, and with
him and his party returned to the Yank
ton Agency, where she was duly initiated
into her new life a* a white squaw. Her
romantic idea* of Indian Hfe seemed to
have received' a terrible shock since her
introduction to her new home and rela
tions, ami though she endeavored to fulfill
her mission as a teacher and mi*#iooary
to the Iwst of her ability, her progress
appear* to have Wen as sjowr a* the pro
gress of civilization on the plains.
Site states that her lir*t great surprise
was Wing required to mount upon a wild
vicious pony, and travel without saddle or
attention over the country from the Mis
souri to the White Earth river, a distance
ot several hundred miles. Her inability
to make the journey provoked mirth
among her husband's companions, and
finally exaspera'ed Squatting Beur tflilfl
he bound her with a rope to the pony's
back and led the animal himwlf, on the
westward trail, was still more sur
prised to find her husband jmsseased of
two other wives, one a vicioua, dirty
squaw ot forty years of age, Uie other a
girl of scarorly fourteen years.
lit-r life in bis wigwam, or Irepre, was
not wo bright and happy at slio expected
it would W. Her husband's abwence wa
taken advantaue of by her rivals to com
pel her to perform the vilest drudgery,
such as gathering wood, cooking meat,
and scraping robe* for the tanning proueaw.
hut during Squatting Bear's preoenrw at
home Mise BarWr appear* to have Wen
Wtter treated. Her husband, in a violent
fit of passion, killed his oldest squaw dur
ing the first year she was with the tribe,
when, without warning or notice, site
was hurried oft to the main ramp of the
Brules, three days' journey to the ruonn
tains and trpto t|etie #W aeooaipanted
U.otrsbi ou Its Anfitifif baffhio limit, where
she became wick from exposure and fatigue.
She wo* left t a temporary dnrinw camp
•t KawhuM rvee. where ale hltet*|K<*l to
esca|K> by Walking to Fort Fettrrman, a
distance of sixty milga. Ik>r this attempt
*be was Wafeil until tmAtly d*ad. and then
wold by her husband for three pome* to s
Cheyenne chief, who sported the expres
aiva if C(g- ( k>asc §>r Hsooo
ides roie was Ukeft noHh in iß7h, and
has reuAitgsl |ii 4io (tilyennes ever
since, nftiPl*r pc*tie lhi|Wj.ring. shea
she made her ap;>earanr at and claimed
the protection of the authorities at Fort
Mi-* Barln'r converse! with onr reportsr
witoout ditkdeuee, aud a*wervd any
question oskett of br. She says that, so
far a* the rum aces of Indian lite is con
eerned, she k. R-r fofforts
to teach and r*l<rin \hk yftitidt Indian
yliildren wyre trsyted with indifference
and o-utonipt. Sffo learned the ftiottx
language easily, but the Cheyenne dialect
was tinnier to acquire. She has a much
higher opinion ot the Oheyennes thnn ol
the Sioax. The latter tribe she say* are
to blame for nearly all the thieving and
mnnk-ring dune in the white settlement*.
She found it necessary to paint and calor
like the rest o! the trihe while she wo*
wlf!^*theAl, l aM , twice witnessed the mur
der or exccutiou of white men, once a
soldier belonging to the Thlrty-eeeond
United State* Infantry, who lion been
taken white out hunting- who wa* burnt
aud scalped; tho osiers were two team
*ter# brought fretn 1-ort Mcpherson. All
three were bnrnt at a place called " SMI
dlor's Hill," In tbe Nebraska "Bail Land*."
Mi** Barber asserts that there will be no
peace white white men intrude ieto the
Buffalo range or tempt the cupidity ol
the Indian* by bringing stock and valu
able* out into the exposed frontier settle
ments. The Indian* have the greatest
contempt for the white man's judgment
and the efficacy of the soldier*.
Mlm Barber left the steamer FonUtH't
at this port, and after a few bourn' rest,
started on her way to the home of her
friends, at Millford, Muse.
OotM IKTO THE Gotnmnr. —A gantle
mnn recently ascertained lrow the SIUHII
pox i* thonghthwly diarimennted, jmr
itapa, hy an inquiry"he chanced to make
at the provision store where he wa* ac
customed to purchase supplies. Lite
dialogue ma thus:
Buyer—" Say. Mr. Suett, why linvcn't
yots f'-tit in my* lust month'* lltitf"
Nuctt-*-"WnIl, see, my sou lie
took the Iniok home to make cut the
bill*, no' he's got 'eta there in le* r otu
an' he's boon and had the small pox."
Buyer—"What!" (Backingtoward the
Hnett " Smitll-pox, sir. But he's
gettin'beMer, Doctor say* he may tei
up in led an' make the re*t on 'em out,
and I'll scud yonni right in."
" Look hero, Mr. Huett," said the
alarmed buyer, uow from tho sidewalk
where he had retreated, "you net-dn't
send that bill at all; I'm going into the
eonntry." Tlte above is a fact.— N. F.
Com Itu'htin.
Hnw TO ConitKspoßO.—l. Noletteron
business should be addressed t# tlte
memter of tlte firm singly. It is always
presumed to lie a private communication;
and if he tenlisent, it remains unopened
till his pfdAßt). ft. AjII k-tters should te
dated. 8. Cifles* dried- front cities aad
prominent towns, i> 11 letters should gtvo
tliff latiti of t)M (tipldy iu ivfiich the
plate is situated. It ongnt to te made
a penal offence to duplicate the name
of utexwnor nilagr. d. All letter* should
be fgf)eff,And pMin%, fn.
CowrtiT.—Every person arrested, con
victed and sent to a penitentiary In the
United dilutes cotriH, on <*n average,
|l,'2DO. Add to the HUIU of such expenses
the amount of capital taken from direct
ly productive employment and consumed
in building prisons aud fcedi g and
guarding the prisoners, and we begin to
have an idea of the real cost ot crime.
Every boy educated at the expense of
the State costs it about 8400, The pre
ventive is not only a thousand times
be tor than the cure, bit it is.iu the and,
a thousand times cheaper.— Chioogo Tri
Statistics prove that throe are more
people die of consumption in Delaware
t bau in any other State is the Union, is
proportion to population#
The West Feint Cadet.
The life of a cadet at the United State# j
Military School, West Point, ia not a]
monotonous one hy any means, for be
has n daily round of changing duth* aud j
recreation*, spioml with a<iveitturr after i
" tajm," when it is oAatallv aoaumed j
that every student is tu IK*L lie in
aroused freui *noundsleep at live o'eha-k j
by the morning gun, and the ryv*ilh-j
summoning him to I'ail.V roll call. He j
must in the ranks a few minute* later.
At half-pott five U" must have hi* room
iu order. He * not allowed a waiter,
horse, or doa, and must perform tB fjie
sweeping, foliling of lawlling. dusting,
am! work of that kind himself. 'Hiis
done, lie proceeds to struly until Ha*
drum taps (or breaklhst roll-call at oerc-u
o'clock. Hunt he mrm-hc* with a phrfoou
to the m<wa-liull, where lie is allowed to
rcnima twenty-five minuU-s. Then h<*
has lialf tut hour fox recreation during (
guaxd-mouuttug, wlrnu at eight y'cha'k
the bugle oalls "to quuttors," whioli
means five hours of recitation*, clues
parades, *t trtrru, From one to two
o'clock ia the time allowevl for dinner
and recreation. At fonr o'clock the
work of the Academy i over. Drill
occupies an hour and a half, when a ae*
son of recreation follows, aud the pleas
ant dtVHH-parmde takes phu-s at sunset.
Sup|M-r over, be ha- thirty MiinuUis for
reereatiuu, when the bugle calls him to
quarters and tudy. Tul too beats at half
past uiue, aud taps at ten, when the'
light* are extinguished. This comprise*
the usual.dai(y routine of a cadet's lite.
DIED FKOM ritx Birr; or A SxrKK.—
lhiUgiaML—Dircil it, Russell, Nathaniel
IhmetaKa, agetl 49 veers. The singular
part of this csise is in ita progresa of the
fatal n-ruiinwtion. Mr. ibrnglaas, with
other hnutere. name into llum It, as bos
tieeo tlielr ensh'm, totylng tlnto ontfit
here- Mr. Ihrngla-S complained of hav
ing a Violent jiain in the thumb of hi*
left baud. He called at the pfflec of Dr.
Harwell for mtsliad advioo and aa*i*t
sure, Mr. lbioglsaa thought ho had*
felon coming. The doctor ciiuuiueu
his thumb thoroughly and frraad no ap
pearance of a felon nor the svmptom* of
<ne. Mr. Douglass then told the doctor
that about tlvo weeks ago, whlhi oamjred
<>n the prairie on Brush crock, near
Park's Fort, about one hundred miles
west of tlu place, he was lutteu in the
uight while aide**,, by a knnk. The
savage animal faxfenrsl on hia tlrnmin
tnd could not lie tuad<* to loosen hi* ludd
till pound*-d nearly to death and choked
off. The pain extended up the am.
reaching the shoulder, with sharp p 'ins
shooting through the cheat, the pin in a
measure leaving the thtitpb. Diuiglna
immpiainod of a chokutg seu-atiou in the
throat and a difficulty of breathing, afid
1-onld ssrallow only with great effort, hot
aiqswred cheerful ami hojieful, and wwa
alKiut nearly all day. visit Ml* different
bmdurea placca in town. In tlie evening
at altout aeveu o'clock, the doctor *n
sent for in haste. The doctor itumedi
ately visited him, ami found him. in a
raging crctidiHon; could not gel any
thing down liim w hto hi* mouth, and
fouml that he had eaten nothing dnrinp
the iky. Ezra breath stirring, or the 1
•lightest disturbance, brought onlbooei
puroxyoma. Dr. Btiraell did ail that
medinil octenoc could do to n-liate hia i
patient, but to no purp<e, only to allay
momentarily. From this time on la
continued to grow rapidly worm-, th
purc'Xystus more Iraqm-nt, lurclcr, and
of iongar duration, uutii death canu' to
hia relief. —i A'aaasx) I'UiinamtiH.
How Titxx RFUAVX r* Cutx A.—A fellow
alio baa brea abaveil iu t'hui* -MV* that
hi* Imrber first stropped Uie nuoor on
hut leg and then did the shaving without
any laihcr. The otwtotner romous' rated,
bat was told that th# lather *a* entirely
useless, aud hail a tendeucy to male th
hair stiff ami tough, and **. thercfoae.
never nresl by iwraonx who luul ouv
knowledge of the face and ifo s(i|-ml
am*. After tbe bearcl hnd been latum
oil"- and it wa* done in a very abort
time-the lmrbr took a long, sharp,
u. cdle-sbuped apoon, and b-gau to ex
plore his onsUunef'a ear*. He brought
up from toe numerona little ctevicea
bit* of wax and dirt that had lie, n ami
mnlating ince hi* childhixal Ttic imr
fo r suddenly twisted h;s *ubject> nwk
to one aide in such a Wanner Uiut it
rraoked oaif tb* vrtdiri- hod been dim
locotrcl, " HEUT on ! " shouted the par
ly, alarmed fir tlie MWV of hit nook.
" All right I" replitwl the to*<rt " Die
no ..hurt yottand lie eontiWed to jerk
aud twist too neck until it was a* linibet
as iu> old lady's diob-rag, He then fell
to beating the track, f>r> et, arms, and
*ldcs with hi* flat*. a*d puwied h*
iiiuacle# untl they fairiy gfosred wtth toe
lwatin(| thfiy Acwwfd; Th< ti he rhedied
a hntoit of *old water over hia malt,
dried tlie akin with towela, aud declared
that hia wurk WTT* loue. Price, two
cent*. * •
" Prime ohl Brown Windsor Soap ia
said to he now mannfacturcd iritnOM en
tirely from " Ik-dc grease." Io Use
prepanitknii of tbia piatfrial. lwince ol
every description and in evej-y stage of
jmlrcfnetive decorapn*ition are ground to
a fine nowrier and submitted to Mie ac
tion of water boiling under pnnmre in
a digiwter. Xli rCThltiwg milturc is ilp*n
cmoled, wln-tj the undissolved boucenrftr
settle* to the twtUNn, while fate or oils
rise to the top. ami between the to teste
n wuhttion of the bone gelatine in wt> r.
Out of thin gi latine solution by suitable
piinxgyi a ptient iaipglass ta mjiiufac
turod fur lus tireparadou of tho sovrtvn
and jetlica of the juudrv-cook, wld tlie
oil or grenoa i* twined and convettad
into "Pine old Brown Wimlsor." Jn<
the swap tllQa produced there remain
flue particles of Done earth, which, wiaat
tbe snap ia rubbed on tbe face, as in
shaving, lacerate or scratch Ui# skiu,
and the wound* ton* p rod wed are, ac
cording to ftomc, poisoned by n<x(bu*
matter* originally existing in the boneb,
and which all the prooesw* of pnt refac
tion. extraction at high temperature,
and even wiponification, liave failed to
THR CbLtRrtTM Brranixo.—ln the con
struction of the Colirfnm at Hootou,
there were used 3,354.421 fuel of timber;
UM.711 pounds of uails, sptkoa, holla,
etc.; 1,310.000 idtiugh'*, and between 15,*
(SMI and 10000 pane* of glass. The
plumbing consumed 3780 fret of iron
piju; atul 13.470 potfixf* of lend pipe, to
get!w>r with material
straction of 130 water cloneta, HHltiritial*.
29 iron sinks, 148 drinking (ountnins,
nrtd 13 marble washstands. To {sunt
tho interior, or rather to color 4t re
quired 60 barrel* of glue, and the later
of 75 men for a Uttic more than a week.
In pointing tire exterior tliefe wexe used
two tons ot white lead and six barn-Is of
linseed oil. Tho stainingV.f the upper
window*cost about 8500, tine! tho pifint
ing on the fence about as much more.
A rough estimate at the coat of tire
building, a* it now stands, put* tlie %
tire at 8360,000, and the item of labor
was about 843)600 per week for six hun
dred and fifty meu.j
Ne leas than twvnby-oua jxwsona are
already reported<as havjpg perished iu
the aotfdrnt to the Lapwiug which col
lided with an unknown vessel, off (he
Die of Wight In connectfbti vHth thia
disaster the wreck of the strip Omaha,
from Liverpool bound forOukutta, is
announced. Soma of tha crew war*
1 drowned.
Ui Be*tan ( orrespandance.
Tm OM*T Jcaium -WHAT Srsscss RAID
TUB Fsvuarra lUm—TUB BAU. - TUN
OTATMMI to Ututoaa
MuHttudea have gathered hew this week,
to attend the Moond week's performances at
the Coliseum, and all hava Iwen deMghtol
save a few murical iritlcs of the New York
1 laily ja{* Three few fastidious young
men, ate too she for their day and genera
tion On Tuesday last, I saw the Culiseuin
crowded in every jwrt hy a comport audience
of over 50,000 people The wllJ afiplause that
followed almost ovary jdeoe on the programme,
si to wad that the music had kindled an entliu
dosi* whisk was ss unanimous as it was un
paralleled. The wariug of handkerchiefs, the
, elisors and the clapping of hands, all over
, ths vast Bjssciuldy, oould not have been ex
; i-itod by ordinary means. U would 1* hard
at the moment to imagine that anyone hut a
graduate of a deal, dumb and bliod asylum,
ouuhl fail to yield to the influences of the oc
cost on, but tiie New York critks were not
Impreaseit In their wreturn they declared it
was not mask. •* Much kern tog hath mode
them mad " As against their opinion let us
take that of Htrauss The whole world wallots
to his musk, and If he Is not qmdified to
Judge,' certainly no one is. In a letter just
written Uf the leading musical journal of
Vienna and which he has permitted to he
mode public here In advance of its publka
li on there, he says :
" When I consider the grand effects of tha
freh volt s* of the clcuus.ihe splendid orches
tra. aud hc mighty organ, 1 an, forced to
auifrs* that lh>* Jubilee U a *uj*rrb!y Imjiras
aire enterprise. And this noble hujirewdvo
n4 result* not only fiom the laigv mosrea of
oerfutuo m. |ui oUo U*m the talent and ad
nstrabla prec-isioa with which all the music
3* racx-aiad " Ik aoewks further of the Jobi
taeas an " iiwmipwraWc musical vcut," and
NHS "the teoitxaUuii of so successful on
un<betaking ia simply wonderful!'' Whan
the New York critic* read this letter they j
should get together and sing, "All we Uk
•Keep hare gone aatiwy " <* tbeae oiA
kw xniffht to dampen the eathmaosm of a
young My during the performance of *0
1 overture by the grand orchestra, saying ;
" Thk ia not rcatoord. ——
"Certxlnly aoi," toe replirci. "thia Is not
Concord, (bk i* Boston, they rkm't have each
morii ax thi* up to Coooorcl '•
The young man did not finish his sentence
and the young lady remains unconverted
The two great events of the wuek have been
the concert cm Tuesday and the tell on Wisf
umUj, The concert on Tuesday attracted
tho largest audience yet collected to the
building, notwitbaisndiag the weather was
oatoy. bo ctoadcl was the building that it
was found uccxrevy to stop the sals of tickets
and deny admission to a great many pereon*
the enU*e perfuraancr gave intense satisfac
tion. ot there were numerous eneores. In
the ihormws tne volume of sound proceeding
from the union of 30,000 vokws tell short of
my anticipation bnt the effect nevertbelefr
was niaodvn Ths choruses were harmonious
to a (byre that would hardly be expected
from so-h targe numbers even after long and
Careful training A song composed Air the
ornasion, by Madame Rodetwforff. wm sxng
by her to the accompaniment of the Band of
the CJrenadlef tluards of lawnfon The air U
a very ssrrct one. The Anvil chorus was per
formed with the Gilmorc accompaniment of
JflO anvils and the discharge of cannon, hut
it did not create the enthusiasm that always
greeted it at the previous Jubilee. This year
the overwhelming applause is reserved for the
foreign bonds and for Straus* and Madame 1
ia-wtoer. Of the tssads the French La Garde
Hepnbthwinr. seems to be the greatest fovor
tt# It played the overture to Zampa superb
ly, nod on demand* for encore, gave •' John
flrown," "Yankee Boodle." and "Manstii
1 letae," eeeh of which evoked tremendous ap
p'anse. during which ! wrifoetMWtiW throw
thefr hvtx away in their cxrltsamnt The
" MarseilbU-e." the hert of natMnnl aha,
never was to stirring as when performed foy
Ibis tend. The Grenadier Guarcht hand
played aelcrtfons from HeMlnl to a manner to
calf forth the heartiest applause. Thev wore
recalled, as wo*aim toe German Band to)
th<4r turn. Strauss gave us the walk ' Artist
life," the delidoui harmonic*of whfch rnoile
the pudktMM imperative for tmnv and in w
*|ianagto Utgir demands he played toe "Pto
skato Polka" and toe " Beautiful Blue iAto
ubo." Madame Leulocr sang op aria wfofoh
gave her an opportunity to display br
wiexkrfal vaoaltam and to astonish and charm
the great amMuhlagc. Ths Praddcnt wp
;ircwstl at thi* Concert. " *
The hall on Wednesday wa* to the ladles
the hrhrbtost featniw of ths Juhiteo. Ths
Ooltosnm WM lighted by thuusamlsof gas jet*
Mid H-sides Its usual adornment with statu
ary. flags, tenner*and streamers, H wa*deco
rated with gai tends of flowers and evergrorci*,
while massive bouquets were suspendod Hi
the air fllling. it, with a refreshing fragraaaa.
Se gallertes were crowded with spectpfora In
rritom And tie smoothly watrct floor of
over four sores in extent WM covered with
dancers, and when Htrouw aaeendrd the
mouml of roare prepared for the conductor's
Stand, t->ok hia tetou and led the orchestra
through the Monrwit-hstter waits, none could
resist Uie faMdnstioa* of the made and ia a
moment eVerv space wo* occupied whh
torififrr* The whole scene wa* beautiful and
animatikf In the extreme. There were dxtoen
done**, of which twelve were to music by
RtreuM. Including of course, hia best known
Waltzes. In eyery respect the ball was s com
plete success and In numteni In attendance it
is without* parallel
To-day the genial GUioore ha* had an ova
tion, the largest audience of the season being
in attcudanoo for hi* benefit,
1 know not whether the Jubilee ia a finan
cial mcooM It ha a great success iu every
other respect, and judging from the immense
attendance this week it can hardly fail to be
a financial soccnm. I believe the aaaie energy
and pluek which have been devoted to it
from the beginning will it-sure ita complete
suctvas. Tte bills of the Committor will
amount to MW.OOO. This does not include
expenses Of the chorus of 39,000. Koch mem
her of the chorus assumes hia or her own sx-
bense*. wfiich will perhaps average 860, uak
iht the entire expense of the thorns about
one"million dollars.
T have h*d the opportunity to know some
thing of the great preparation neocsaary to
carry out this scheme. It has been along
and arduous task, the work of many month*
md of* many bead, and hands. Gilmora,
Zerrahn, I'ourjoe. Baldwin, Chadwick, Jordan
and many others, deserve great credit for
their labbr*. Mr. Jordan advanced 8100.000
to push matters along. The Secrefary of the
Committee. Mr. Parker, has had no time to
attend to other business since last Febru
ary. Ha is edjtor of thai popular and racy
Sunday morning paper, the VarnVt. '
E. w. F.
Tt is a good plan to speak l.ttle of per
sona, and never ill of any one, unless
by silenoe ywu wrong your neighbor.
You can trust no man who unaaoosaariiy
speaks against another.
TERMS : Two Dollars a Year, in Advance.
As weleoms as snuahiae
fa every place,
Is the beaming approach
Of s good-naturefl fare.
As getifsl as siuutpMf,
lite warmth to impart,
la a g Mxl-usiursd word
From s ow)-netard heart.
A Tradltlen #f Veutoe,
The following singular fannfition fa re
-1 t!od of u key in a coljetfon of rtrrioritios
preserved lit the snwniaJ at VenW :•
Alvont the year I#t*, one of Ibuae dan
gerous men iu whom extraoidinary t*l
enU ia only Ihe fearful aowcw of crime
and witiketlii-w Imvmd that of ordinary
men, oaise to estaldisli him*clf as a mer
chant or trader in Venice Ihe stranger,
whooe name was Telmldo, htvainc ctjam
ored of the danglrierof an ancient honor,
already nfflanced to another, Hie de
manded her bund in marriage, and wo*
of eoianre rafffani. h"
studied how to Up revenged. Profound
ly *kjll< d in meclmuiail art*, he allowed
himself no rout until he had inreutot)
the moat formidable weapon thwt wtfld
he imtginrel Tlris wuaelioyaf large
tixe, the handle of whioh was M #oa
otnietsM) thet it could b turmsl xound
witli little difficulty. Wbtra turned, it
riiadoreU a opting, which, on prewauie,
launched from the other end a needle or
luure-t of rach subtle fiueocsa thst H ,
tercd the flesh ahd bnrieri ItoeM there
wilhont leaving any extoomel trace. f
Trfialdo waited in d toga me at the door
of the church in wbieb the maiden whom
be hived was about to receive the nup
Um loinedu'tiou. The awwcin sent the
slender stctsl. utijietceiv.s!, into tb
: lii<-ast of the bridgroom! The wonoded
man ltod no rasplciot) of injery, btri,
1 seized by sharp and sadden pain in the
' midst of the cemmoay, he fainted, and
wax carried to bis own house urnnl the
lamentations of |l>e hfhlal party. Vail
wire all the skill of the pb.vgkMD, who
oould not divine the cwjie of this strange
illntwa, and in a few days he died.
Tetieldo again denyroded the hand of
the voting maiden from her parent*, and
received s aeeond refusal; they, too,
perished nriserahly in &few day*.
The ahum that those drtgha, which
appeared miraculottM, occaxiotied, excifbd
the utmost vigilance of the
and when, oq chae examination of ths
boditw, the anal) imtteapieiit was found
in the gangrened flb, torrcir was unl
veraal; every one leered lor his o* n life.
The maiden thus cntclly orphaned had
i iMoaod the first month of her mourning
tn e eonvimt. when Tebaldo, lmpang to
bead her to his will, ontrtmied to sjwwk
to the gate, lit* reply won moat
j decisively in the negative,
j Tebaldo beside himwlf wilt rnge, at*
, templed to wowud he through the gate,
and succeeded , the obscurity of the
1 place prevented hi* action* from Wing
jutmervwd. On her rerixm to h*z room.
the maiden felt a pain in her hremat. ami
uuenvering it, she found ii spotted with
a irisgte hri>p of blood. Tha pain in
creased ; the surgeons who hastened to
. her assistance, taught hy the ps*t, wast
ed no time in conjecture, but cutting
' deep Into the wonoded park extracted
the needle before anv mortal misohict
had oommencod. and waved the lite of the
, lady. The Btate Inqwiaition tawsi even
1 meatus to <b**uter the hantj .which dealt
, tlieiw inaidiou* and iiTt*Aul>U' blow*
The visit of TcbaJdo to (he convent
I canned suspicion to fa!! heavily npon
htm His house was careftrtly wroroWd,
the infamona invention dinwwwwd, and
he perished on the gibtwL * ;
Tax Furtom. —A letter from Vienna
1 drarritx* tbe effect* of the recent flood* j
in Bohemia a* moot diaontrotie and fate!
tt Hi tea there were 70 perwma killed and
10 bonne* 4<tn>yed, at Snroch 50 ksai
end 4 home*, at Zelcna 'iff dead aud 7
house* destroywl, at Holeiiu 44 (bail
and 15 h Mines ibatroycd. ami al Horo
witx 40 |>eoide killed# Screra! village
are atill uninbabitable, and it was found
that famine wotilJ arid to the nrmlar at
virtim*. In many place* thembnbitexris
Minght shelter on the mofr of the hourcst,'
a phicc of refuge which oCtan proved
trcweher -u*. Aid commiMgwa, ATE being
% vary where organised uid
raurcd UD behalf of the trnfferem. ■<
- Ixatvtor*.—!s aoma parte of Africa
* carious method ot eqoeayiag inu-lligvnc*
ha* been practiced from iiv?%launwnori*l.
An immense drain is kept ia some of the
towns on tha N ger for putrilr service in
conveying new*. By loud talking, aune
r,ra vibrations are cafrieri a great dia
lance; and Wherever there is anothei
drain to intercept toe sound, eentencw
way be distinctly heard- This systen
is also practiced in other plaoM. A trite
known as Gamaroons have carried the
kind of acoustic telegraph to great per
Teotioa. ' 1
Alabama bin* out its oonviote to work
on tit® railroad*. Eoefa baa an iron spike
about eighteen inchro long around bis
ankle, held bv a chain irhicb reacboa up
to tbe waist." This oontrivsnce keeps
them from running. They trip and fall
whenever making the experiment Tbe
contractor* feed, etotbe. and gwarc! the
convicts and pay the State 44 eente a
day for rach man's blmr. For every
six months they faitbfnlly work on tb
road a month ia taken from their term of
gragate popl* r vw,f> for President in
ifttiff wi s about 5,788,f0. At the prra
ent time the population of voter* of
alien nationalities, including fhe colored
voters, is a* follow*: Colored. 808,000, of
whom 55.000 are in the Northern, and
58,000 in the Itorder State*. The Irish
have 50T.44. being atrougrat in New
York and P.nnsylvania. The (tonnan*
have ilmQt 2HO.OCX); the Welsh, 74,0001
tkw Scandinavian*, 34,435; the Swiss,
18.001. '
Two bntehera of Rnyalton, a small
village near Cleveland, Ohio, baviug a
grudge against a farmer named Sehweit
iter who tired in Parma Township, went
to Schweiler'* house, And finding no
one home but hi* gmnd-daUghter. a little
girl nine year*old itew Miaeil the child,
floored coal-oil <*i ha* cinthro, and set
thentoo fire. Sbe was horned io badly
that she died in a few hour*. Before
death abe told the name* of tlie fiends
who committed the terrible act,
Tlte New York and Brooklyn bridge,
when completed, friff h*v* a total length
of S,WW! feet, and a width of 80 fet the
central span will be feet louc,
with an elevation of 130 feet above high
water; tit* towers will be 288 feet in
height above the surface of high water,
aud at the base will b* 134 by 56 feet.
WM PCDDlHO.—Quarter of a pound
of flour, quarter of a pound of butter,
quarter of a pound of sugar, two eggs,
rind of a lemon; beat for twenty min
utes, half fill tea-cups, and bake for
twenty minutes.
Among the new apoointments in the
Poet-office Department we rind the fol
lowing: Jaeob Allender to b Poetmnster
at Oxford, D<dridge County, West Vir
ginia. rice Mis# Elizabeth Gray, married.
It takes eix hundred doilara' worth of
fold laaf to deoorate atrat-olaaa aioeping
NO. 29.
The Nifhl NetpriM.
After the dirtare of the two detach
incut*, which Wt ua almost in opposite
direction*. oar p *ettted down to tt
dull and unexciting moootaoy of wnitw*
patiently for the time when we slimtW
welcome oar eomredwa bsek egain, end
to listen to each items of news they
might bring to us.
Little did we imagine that the mono
tony of idicoem wss m aoQ aud ao
abruptly to be broken. That night on*
picket* were noeted aa u*tial; the horees
nod mulea. after being allowed to grsae
itithe evening, brought in and securely
tethered etoae to our teat*, and the "ate
Me gua da * of the difiurenl troopa had
tw-#u miitf u<hl to illfif utmtioti tot lb# 1
night At half pate eight the boglef at
headquarters sounded the signal for
"taps," and before the laat note had
died away ererr light, in to
this command. disappeared, an t nothing
remained to the eye, except here and
there a faint gttmpae of a white tent, to
indicate the pre*e<* of our Oitup.
It waa just that uncertain p< ri ' v ' be
tween darkuee* and daylight on the
following morning, and 1 waa lying in
my tent deep in the enjoyment of that
perfect repose which only Dump lib
ufiem, when the sharp dear crack of a
carbine near by brought me to my feel
I knew in an instant thai the abet earn#
from the picket posted not far from the
roar of my camp. At the aam* moment
toy brother, Colonel Custer, who on that
occasion waa officer of the day, and
whose duties required him to be par's, u
tarty on She alert, rushed past my tent,
halting only king enough to show Ma
face through the opening and about,
"They are here!"
Now I did not inquire who were refer
red to, or how many were included ia
the word " they," nor did my informant
eesa to think it accw-aaiy to explain.
••They" referred to Indians, I knew full
well. Had I doubted, the brisk fnxiiade
which opened the next moment, and
thr wild war-hoop, were convincing
evidence* that in truth " they www
Ordlnarly I must confess to having
-ufficient regard for the customs and
curtesies of life to endeavor to appear
in society suitably and appropriately
<li!mwL but when the alarm of " In
diana" waa given, and in such startling
manner aa to show they were almost in
our midst, the question waa not " What
•hall I wear! " but " What ahall I dof "■
It baa I*-come ao common—io fact, al
most a law—to describe the costume*
worn upon memorable oocaataae, that I
may be pardoned if I indulge in a des
cription which I will endeaver to make
aa brief aa the coatone itself. A modem
Jenkins, if desiring to toll the troth
would probably express bimwlf asfol
tow*: " General Ouster on this occasion
appeared in a beautiful crimaon robe
(nw! flannel robe de ato t), very becoming
to his complexion. His hair was wots
o natuel, and pes mittod to fait are less
ly over his shoulders. In his hand he
curried gracefully a bandaotne Spencer
rifle. It ia unneceaaaiy to add that be"
became the observed of all observers."
My orderly, aa was hia custom, on my
retiring bad securely tied all the fasten
ing to my tenia, and it waa usually Ike
work of several minute* to undo this
unaecenasty labor. I had no time to
throw away in this manner. Leaping
from my bed, I grasped my trusty fipen
cer, which waa ml way* at my aide whether
waking or sleeping, and with a ahigte
lash burst open the tent, and h albas
to well m shoeless, sun to the paint
where the attack seemed to be concen
It waa sufficiently light to see our en
ema* and be aeon. The fin* dm* had
brought every man of my command from
hia tent, aimed and equipped for battle
The Indiana, numbering hundreds, were
all touod the camp, evidently intending
to surround an, while a party of about
fifty of their beat mounted warriors had
by taking advantage of a ravine, etui
laved to approach quite close before he
me discovered. It waa the intention of
this party M dash through our camp,
stampede ail our horse*, which were to
be caught up by the parties surrounding
us, snd then finish ua at their leisure.
The picket, however, discovered, the
approach of this party, and tor firing
gave timely warning, thus frustrating
their hopes of success upon efieetimgw
M v men opened on them such a brisk
fire from their carbines that they were
glad to withdraw beyond range. The
picket who gave the alarm waa shot down
at hia post by the Indian*, the entire
i party galloping over hia tody, ami being
prevented from scalping him onto to the
1 tire from his comrades, who dashed ot
and reeowwo.* him. He was found to he
badly though •**■> mortally wounded by
a rifle I*ll through the wriiv. .
The Indiana, seeing that tkmn mpt
to aupriw u* and to -tampede our "hare*,
had failed, then withdrew to a point bub
little over a mile from ua, where they
congregated, and seemed to hoW confer
ence with each other. We did no* fee*
any further attack at this time. They
were satisfied with this attempt, ami
would await another opportunity,
Oemrml Cutler.
Sua ST Box that. —School-boys some
times answer the questions in the book
verv glibly, and much to the pride and
satisfaction of the teacher, but with little
comprehension of the meaning of the
word* la a certain school the geogra
phy class was once called np to pa** ex
amination before the committee-man,
and questions were naked about St, Hel -
ena and the grave there of Napoleon
Bonaparte. "Where haa be since been
entombed?" wn the next question,
"In Paris* with great pomp," answered
the pupil very readily, ana in the exact
words of the book. * " Right; and what
do you understand by 'great pomp?'"
salted the committee-man. "A lug nig
ger!" responded the youth, unhesitat
ingly: and then observing a surprised
expression creeping over the faces of
the listeners, he added, "I a'poae they
buried him with one of his old slaves!"
A Lchatic's Brro and iss Corns
qchkcsk.—The disputed question as to
whether the bile of the human teeth is
ever poisonous would seem to be settled
in the affirmative by a case which recently
occurred at the Schenectady poorhonse.
About three months ago an inmate was
bitten in the hand by a maniac confined
there, and although no bad symptoms
ex ihi ted themselves at first, the woutrf
did not heal up rapidly, and in a abort
lime the haud began to swell, evidence*
of poisoning being manifested. After
suffering intense pain lor nearly three
months with the disease, which gradually
extended np the arm, it was at last de
cided to perform an amputation, which
was done a few days ago, and the patient
is now in a fair way of recovery.
Small Farms. —There wow in 1870
nearly seven thousand farms in the
United States of three acres or lean, on
which at least five hundred dollars'
worth of produce bad been raised for
sale in that year; amongat these are in
cluded market-gardens,- but not family
gardens or vegetable patches fom
which the owners did not procure, a
living. _
Efforts to secure an amicable adjust
ment of ths differences now existing
between the master and journeymen
masons of London, and terminate the
1 rixfflra of the latter, are being made.
Peer Aaron.
area-a,. llnrtlmiTH gtVMttt ill!
iJMttup mwimm lawtif
choir w
gar dcWS fteite
How ia gftal
violence: "'""if .
Ban down hia heard, and fa**-
fiftii down hishwwd-
———.. .....1.,,, i, rabss
And o'er his robes
am down his hsaifl im down his
_ n*rbts rata*
His rota*, hi* robes, rta <*♦* hte toned- -
fiea down hia-—---*^"- - ~
Ban down his tonrd—-
Its costly prist--
Ban down his tord——
r*_bssr' - -Ma-hstofl-Wfift***
Ban dewn bin tonsd—tto—down
ill* robmlts oosttv nwnst—h'* tieato
ma ifhsd kfs "ipianrvT - ff™ riwwiww
It* o-u-st-W-e ssotst ore——shadt
The Bishop being ak£ hi* op;b<f
this iierfrmnaflee, refthed ?**
Fast* sad Faorfra.
A favor done gjmdgitofly bail IfcMae
not lie done.
Gray hair waa thirty-five Miw •
ounce to laat quotation*
A deposit of a few ntoto hnnAreA mil
lion tons of gßsoo has b*M
in Pero.
gome child ran hAvediedin
fowu eating ftah thai had eatos ftMar*
fonned ta Indiana.
A youugrtrrof litaamy taMto4ayft*fi
Darwin aa one who believed "we oagna*
crated from a monkev. (
A national eoovention of
horn cattle breeders wffl be hoid hi In
dtannpoik in Movewber. } g 4
Four young Mates hang
some harncm rings.
The nstivitW were to fo?!w: United
Sta,tea, m,n*- Ireland.
Scwntiata ten aa that Awnah <ton> of
wa water contains' about tb.m
snnd-eix-handredlll pait of • of
Nan. • • I--..
An exrhnnr* snvs "AdleA ia •
Itow York factory f*
workmen, Uecauaeit haa not tow* for
eight hotm." •
The tender of some Onfow wdibrw
allowed a eWnrvmao he was nboat to
tv the worth of'them far tote band and
i A MofalaaaaaMacMrepetoreiaanre
to a fares ia Wndringhm rreulbrf ratWr
*eri<msly. The ramrod hartog bmm left
in the weapon, a man fttobi* in the head,
sod the injuries he received wore quite
Tha insurgent of Cub# hare §*to met
with their greatest suceesa fining the
•-xiateore of the lewtoetiosk A 'recent
* _T m. 1_ ,*f
-ru-agrenseid'i*eewi-H jj
fifty Spaniards 'who were conveying a
party of rid: soldiers- ,
A musician doingbosinem a Hnddere
ford, England, was reeetopy
to eighteen aaontha imprieuymt beeaare
when aaaed by W" fii **l® u> ™® P*'
♦he doctor he nwh sto down by her
heda-de and played lire
Tha Htetea. payingfhehtghrel amrernt
of taxation annually are New! fork. fi£
nSO.tWfi. Marewhnatota.
Fwannefvanin, gC W.WOIjH K3V
naaimti rthoow, lAI.h2L.hOQ, Then#
are all which pay over $20,000,000 of tax
a year." *' " n
!l ft hmqUobwl aita wrinw fa* by
M woodsmen, tbst lite" beech and mm
more tree* are never struck by lightning,
though found in dose proximity to oak,
hickory, nud trees of other apatoes that
hava bee® saaasod pr ton by
the subtle fluid.
A wealthy old lady in Detroit has taken
% notion to peddle ortfigM and map, firio
gore *l >t tote atrecta tetaHiHg hnwmrm.
rev*l mewatime in etagreit cltobsa.
She ia partiallv demented; and if h#r
Mends do not allow her to follow bar ao
tio a the become# vtoloot.
The iwvwnaeof birds ianto confined
to soy locality hot ia genmari; aoditiaun
loubtfdlv atrribntafintoSeltgiaiMkom
m Hie mbjret. told to the change in
noMfa aenttmcot whieb oanaas lha wnntom
leatriction of the harmteas and awatoi
-ongtoerc to 'be regarded as vulgar and
Two snakes, about eight iochea *fi r>„„|
tength, recondy inanad from the anfi
of a son of Mr. Frank Iluuimer. of Sand
wich, N. H. The lad i* thirteen yeare
old, and haa had nearly three fenndtwl
fits a rear for the tatoflre ymtm, lie has
mflcred terribly, and has nearly lost hia
mental po'weV*.
A clerk in a grocery store In Maiiebea
tor, N. H.. test week nndwtook to arewr
min toe m are to the head to ahogdtead
of molaaros bulging out by striking it i
with a mallet, whan aloud report ensued. . J
*wd Ik w* thrown violently aoross the NC
floor, al enveloped from bead to foot
in a flood of molasses.
An annoying joke was rerpetrated
npon Mrs. Hartfaon Grey Oris, to Bos
ton, bv some wittees person. A circular
was widely duUtbnuid stating that the
public would he generally admitted to
the Jnbtlee on the Fourth of J air, at
the invitation to Mm Otis, on applying
at her residence for tickets.
A gentleman connected with a Boeton
bank As a clerk recently robbed the'bank.
They called Mm a "fellow™ and other
disreputable name* at first, and wine in
runited that he waa a thief—lor they
thought he had stolen only a few doikre:
but it now turns out ha took ■£<*
i* not a thief to all, but g defaulter. He
has been beiled out tor the good of ao
A rewth in an eastern city was enam
ored to a young lady in that town, bnt
was too bashful t pop the question in
person, so be van to Pittafield and tele-
B plied to her, " Will you marry met"
waited an hour or two in a fever to
gnxietv for the reply, and got It in this
brief lint pointed sentence: "No yon
fool, you; and be had to pay for his
lady-love's despatch besides.
the Stillwater Woollen Mills, in the
village to Stillwater, near Georgiavilie,
ELL, have been totally destroyed by
fire, involving a loss which is now esti
mated to over a hall million of dollars.
Two hundred employees are thrown ant
of work, the mill, which was well stock
ed. was on<ri and operated tor Mr.
Edward D. JWee and other parries.
A man pasred through Worcester,
Mass., last week Sunday, who had trav
eled nearly four thousand miles in four
months, on loot, on his way to Boston.
He carried with him a gun and woolen
blanket, A haversack and canteen. He
declined *h proffered hosnatality of a
citizen, replying that be did not ask
My one for his living. When be left
Nevada be had 8150, some of which re
mained unspent when ho was m Wor
A oonplo to young ladies in New Ha
ven lately virited the Sfaerift * office in
Ms absence, and cme of them seeing a
pair of patent spring handcuffs on the
desk, concluded to toy them on. When
the traeehcaoua cuffs had < k**d on her
wrists with a spring, she learned io her
dismay, that the ky used to unlock the
"brae*, iete" was in the Sheriff' pocket,
and that he wa out of the city. It was
not until a gaßeut youth had hunted
np a detective officer who carried a du
plicate key, that the young I toy couM
be released from her aril imposed tap