The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, March 04, 1875, Image 1

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    ' A Vision.
A lovely being sweet end fair.
Lips parted u in hlmaing,
A hright'ning halo round her hair.
Hsnda outstretched for careening.
And night by night her gis.l wiae
Foreahinc their ne&rwi glory.
With glimpse and gleam of parad,.*.
And grand prophetic story.
Bm mom by morn 1 wake to find
The old uiilifTed earrow,
And just a* far away, the kind
Pear vision, called tivmorrow.
The Paradox of Time.
Time goes, you say ? Ah no I
Alas, time stays, we go ;
Or else, were this not ax
What need to oh sin the hours.
For youth were always our* ?
T>me goes, you say ? ah no !
Ours is the eyes' dvc.
Of men whose fly ivg feel
I,sad through some laintscsp# low.
We |*sss, and think we rev
* The earth s tixed surface rtee ;
Alas, tirue etays we go 1
iWe in the itays of out.
Your looks were curling gold,
Aud mine had shamed the orviw.
Now. in the selfsame stage.
We've reached the silver age ;
Time jroew, you say ? - all no!
ihice, when my voioe waa strong,
1 filled the w*xxsa with song.
To praise your "reee" and "snow
My bird, that sung, is dead,
Where are your rosea fled ?
Alas, uot * lays —we go!
Nee. in what traversed ways.
What backward fate delays.
The ho pea we used to know ,
Where are our oh! desires—
Ah, wharv tlioee vanished Area?
Ttcie goes, yon —j ?—ah no'
How far. how far, O sweet.
The jwet behind cur feet
Lies in the even-glow 1
Now. on the forward war.
l et us fold hands aud pray ,
Alas, time stays—ins go 1
I'p in a great warehouse, six high
atones above tlie ground, andeverywhere
about me wool—bales upon bale* of
wool, which we had been craning up all
day, and in at the open door. Floor*
and doors bencaUi stowed with jute a:ul
dyowoods, teas, coffees, spiers, tobaccos;
and, lowest of all, tallows iu huge hogs
heads. Kiclies from all ports of the
world lying on liand, and waiting the
finish of the commercial enterprise
which should them bo traders,
and then to the people of a busy 'coun
v 4 What's the matter with Jack
Wood f" said one of the men in the after
But, excepting that he looked a little
wild about the eyes, I didn't see any
thing more about him than might often
be seen in men who drink heavily at
times; and so I said. But at last, to
wards evening, when I was longing to
get away home to spend uiy evening
cvjinfortablr, I was left alone upon that
floor with "him, and felt a bit startled to
are him go all at once to the open door
where the crane landed the Ivdes, and
cut some strange capers, like a man
going to dive ofl a board into the sea.
Putting down my work, which was
gettiug ready two or three burst 1 tales
for the hydraulic press, so that they
might W thai up again, I slipped quietly
up behind him, and laid my hand upon
his shoulder, when, with a yell, lie
shrieked out:
" Devil! devil! devil!"
And the next moment, by the light of
the gas of that foggv winter's afternoon,
we two were wrestling and fighting to
gether, within a few feet of the door, out
of which we should have fallen clear a
hundred feet upou the stones of tin'
wharf below.
I should have shouted, but all power
of sp*-eeh seemed taken sway, as locked
together we wrestled here and there,
while his hot breath hissed against my
ch-ek, and 1 could look close into his
wild, glowering eyes as, flushing with
rage, he bore me ui-arer and nearer to
the doorway. ,
Used as 1 wa< at all times to standing
clone to the eilge and leeeiviug laden
and packages, I could loan onr usually
without a ahudder; hnt now. with this
madman slowly forcing me back to
wards the .-crtnu d*ath, I could foi l the
cold sweat stau. oi.g upon my faar, and
trembled no with dmtftlwi my resist
ance became feetatf* and feebler"; and as
a last resource I managed to get lay leg
between my opponent's, and tripped
liim, when we fell heavily.
Fortunately for mo iny enemy un
dermost, and the fores with uiuch his
head c*m against the warehouse ihtor
portly stunned him, so that 1 shook my
self free, and tamed and fled toward the
staira. But the next moment I thought
of the open doorway, and the state tin
poor fellow was in, so I turned Ixtrk to
lock it, and ao insure that he did not
< owe by his death by fulliDg out before
I could get assistance.
My hind was on fhc d<>or, but I could
not close it, for T*ood lay in the way;
and shuddering at how n*>or he lav to
the gulf, I stooped to draw him on "one
aide, wh-u he started up and seized me
To beat up his liamls, and tum and
flee down between the piled-up bales was
the work of an instant, while roaring
with rage I could hear him tearing after
The stairs were pretty clo-, but a* I
ran round the eud of the i ales I found
the door closed, and had to Ourt pant to
avoid being caught; when I turned down
another opening between the package*,
and ran panting on.
Vast as the floor was, there won pas
sage after passage between the wool,
which was piled up eight or nine feet
high, and I tore on in the hope of so far
distancing my pursuer that I could dart
through the stuir-door. fasb n it afb rme,
and so escape or summon assistance.
On and on I ran, now getting ahead, and
now with the panting breath clone to my
ehoulder, so that I expected every mo
ment to feel a savage hand laid upon me
to drag me down. At Inst ho got no
near that his hand brushed me; but, with
a yell of horror, I leaped forward again,
dodged round a corner, ran down a
ahort passage, and again on, past pillars
and piles, when turning round I found
that I was alon"; and hurrying to alsmt
the center of the narrow passage, be
tween the high walls, I leaned against
the side panting and breathless.
" Now, if I could but reach the door
while he was at the other end," I thought,
•' 1 should be safeand I kept on
nervously watching tic two ends of the
passage lest I should be taken by sur
prise; when, to my horror, I raw by the
gas shining upon it a savage head peer
round ,from the end nearest the way of
escape, watch me for a moment, and
then disappear. It was now quite dim
and twilight in all the passages, and my
first impulse was to dart off in the oppo
site direction; but a little thought told
me that perhaps the wretch did not see
me, and therefore I hail better atay
where I was; and so I stood minute
after minute, expecting to see liim come
round one end or the other and dash
down upon me.
I knew that about half-past five the
watchman would come round, and then
I would give the alarm; bnt it wanted
nearly an hour of that time, and how I
was to hold out until the* I could not
tell, for the very thought unnerved me;
and overcome with fear, I could feel my
knees tremble and seem ready to give
way beneath my weight.
Five minutes passed—ten minutes—
•' and still no sign. My spirits rose a little,
| g||d I began to hope that escape was yet
but aliated nothing of my
pQpatchfulness. Another five minutes,
Wand I had almost determined trying to
; ateal down towards the door, where the
from the gaslight made tho
"FRED. KURTZ. Editor and Proprietor.
VOL. Vlll.
mil of the |vi*Rgo quite bright, while
whore I to*xl was in a fast -accpeuiug
shadow. I took two stops forwent uotso
leaalv, and then "topped ; *t*>lo on again
■Uiil stopped with n dead silwi.ct) nil
around, through which I could hear the
ningiug of the pas mid the loinl " throb,
! throb" of inv heart. I lunl some what
recovered my breath, ami kept slinking
silently on, evorv now ami then ksskitig
back to see that there wim tio pursuit.
What I should have liked, and which
would have lxen ta accordance with my
feeling* at the moment, wouldhave IHWUI
: to tlash forward; but 1 kept down the
' deturo, and crej t alowly on between the
hnge wall*of wixjl bales piled some eight
or nine feet high.
Only anothsr three yards and here I
stopped, trembling in dread lost \Vood
might lx> watching for me; but colling
myself cowardly, I etepjwd i>n aguin,
and at last, with the light shinning full
i upon me, leaned forward to ix*er cau
i round the eilge of the ludes.
Slowly and ijuietly, nearer and nearer,
till 1 "looked round; and then, with a
horrible faseinaliou upon me, 1 stopped
still for, in precisely tlie same |vwtioii,
Wood was craning his uivk f rvranl to
|>eep round at me ; and with eyes look
ing into eyes, aud unlv three or four
inches ajuat, we bUsx! wliat seemed
minute* immovable. Move 1 could uot,
sjvak 1 could not, for my throat felt dry
and hot; while my eves, fixed aud star
uig. looking into thus** glaring, wild
Wast like orhri, which ne-.*imxl to hold
1 me tiled to the earth as if some horrible
nightmare was ujx>n me. 1 felt that if
I closed my eyes but for a moment he
would spring at me; and at last, catching
the w\x<l firmly with one hand, I drew
myself slowly liack, fixiug his eyea the
whole while, and then, as my strength
seemed to come buck, I h>a|>ed round
and thai down the paaaaga once more,
as I ln ard a hideous yell, aud saw Wood
dash into the entrance.
But there WHS silence again directly,
and looking lock as 1 reached the mid
dle, 1 could two that 1 was not pursued;
when, fearing thnt with all a madman's
cunning he had gone round to try and
trap me at the other end, 1 stopjssl once
more a here 1 was, mentally praying for
aid, as 1 trained eyes and ears to catch
sight of or hear mv enemy.
A quarter of an Lour must have passed
without a sound uic* tmg my ears, and 1
was hopefully calculating upon aid s< on
coining, when a slight rustling noise
seemed to have been made close bv me,
and 1 started ami looked eagerly to
wards the dark and then towariLs the
light end of til" narrow passage 1 was
Nothing t> be seen; and the minutes
again passed slowly on, when all r.t
once come the most humbly iiueartliiy
veil I ever heard from just above my
head, and then, overcome with terror as
1 shrunk to the tli*>r, I looked up ami
knew that \\\ o4 hail craw led s\er the
top of the wool; ard as the thought
tlushvd through iny miml. he lamnded
down upou me mud hod mo by the
I struggled for a few moments, and
then lights seemed dancing lefore mv
eyes, blood rushing to fny head; and
then, in a iiolf-in.sensible state, 1 have
some recollection of lieing dragged
along the floor into tlw gaslight, and
then pulled and thrust d-out for a few
moments, whan there came the regular
thud-thud of the little pump eloae by.
and 1 could feel myat ff moving up
ward*. But ol! seemed so calm, and
such a desire for sleep wue upon me, lluit
it w:w not tiil a fearful s.nae of oppres
sion and tightness was uj-on me that I
awoke to the cousciou. nt-ss tlint the
wretch liad forced me <u to the traveler
of th - hydraulic pries, :id we no
forcing iu tho water beneath the mm.
Thud-thud, thud-!tin.l went the pump,
and the pressure was awful; wlule nt tho
saiae time, as I vainly writhed and
tried to jiicos down th*- Wry pl&te tlist
was crushing u:, I aos oouscioua of a
grmt light which shone around u: nn 1
huh I thcnriit wan oau.vd by the
flushiug leiuciUou iu my eves; but no,
for directly th re came tl: • noise of
shouting, louder every moment ; and then
1 made nut, ringing up from the yard,
these bonid Words, "Fire! lire F and
lis-u f know tlrnt Wool mu-t luise Ami
th*- warehouse.
Hhouts, rrie. and th- noi*** of hurry
ing feet; ami Wood stood in the glare iif
light, looking first ow- way ami then
auoth -r, ai if confused, for he had
quitted the pump ou the fir-t noise of
shouting. All at ouce he darted away;
aud half fainting and stif;i >c.ib-d with the
pressnre, I could d > nothing but groan
foeblv, after struggling a little, to find
everv effort vain; ami t'.i-n with sharp
cncif sena*s gaze nt the flame* licking
the roof of the floor I was on, and es
caping up the sides of wool boles, ami
th" more inflammable goods thnt
iu the warehouse. Th** smoke f*xiu be
came blinding and the h at stifling; and
forme there teemed no hope, since I
was itire no one would lie able to pene
trate to where I was: when again I gave
a struggle, and stretched down my hand
backwards to try and reach the tap* which
would let off the water and let nu* at
liberty, or at loast place me in a }>ositk<n
U try mnl i-scuiie tUo horrible death that
seemed to await me.
But no, the hand'e was far out of my
reach; und I croened and wept meekly
at my helpless condition. qTio press
held nn* by the chest with awful power,
but my hauda and arms were nt hlierty;
while my bead hanging down backwards
enabled me to see tho flames vreeping
along fasb-r and faster, as I saw them re
versed, aud iiegan to calculate how long
it would lie before they would roach me
and end mv mis* rv.
All at onc, when nearly fainting, my
hand came in contact with tho iron lar
used to lengthen the handle of tho
pump, to force in the water with more
easi' when greater power was requirel ;
and then my heurt gave a leap us I
thought I thought I might he able to
strike the handle of the tap and let out
the water.
To grasp tlii* bur wm the work of a
moment, tutu then I began swinging it
about slowly, to try and strike the top;
but in ruin, for I could do nothing with
it froui only being able to swing it at
random, for I could not we. Nearer
came the flames, louder rose the shouts;
and as I looked along the warehouse I
could see that all escape was cut off by
the stairs, even if I had been at liberty;
and now, completely overcome with the
pressure and the horror of my ]xmition,
I groaned heavily, and the bar fell from
my grasp.
The last hope gone, I thought; when
at the same moment a familiar sound
struck niy ear, for in falling the bar had
fallen upon the tap, when there came
the fierce gush of the compressed water,
and the ram began slowly to descend till
I could crawl out, to full fainting on the
Hut I was up again directly, for there
was a fierce glow in the place; anil now
I could see Wood busily at work tearing
out wool to feed the-flames, and dashing
everything else he could lay his liauds
upon into the fire, which seemed at
times to singe him.
I looked round, for ho took no notice
of me; and as I had before seen there
was 110 escape by the door, so, running
to the open door by the crane, I caught
hold of the rope, and begun lowering it
down as fast as possible, with the light
shining full upon me, and the people
below either groaning with horror, or
cheering me on as I tore at the stout
rope, and sent the crane liandlo spining
round and round.
Could I but get enough role out le
fore Wixxl's ntteution was taken, 1 felt •
safe, for I knew Unit I could slide down
easilv enough; but, as 1 dreaded, he
caugV.t sight of uie, and leaving his tlery
task, he rualitsl towards the ihsir; when,
with a yell of terror. 1 Wjvod from the
diH>riiig, clinging tightly to the rope,
which Itegari to tuit swiftly out as 1
swung to and fro till it was all out, when
the jerk nearly dashed me off. Hut,
after sliding down some little way. I re- ;
covered myself, and lotting the rojie
glide alowly through my lunula, 1 went
lower and lower, with my eyes tirod on !
the blaring tl<or above me.
All ut once 1 felt the rope jerked arid
swung ulxut, and 1 could *"' the figure
of Wood at it; and then again 1 was bo- <
ing drawn up, and 1 knew he must tie
bu>y nt the crane handle; but Uie next ,
minute he must have loosoued his hold,
when the handle tlew round and struck
him from lus feet, and 1 went swiftly
down. There was a veil from the crowd,
something dark daslied by me with a
rushing noise, and as 1 clung trembling !
to Uie rope 1 heard a horrible dull thud,
and slipping swiftlv down the rope for
the remainder of the ihstain-e, 1 .oppose
I fell faiuting by the aide of Wood's
mutilated b. >dy.
The fire was got under when our floor
Lurrnxl out, though much ihuuuge was
done by water; but with the exception
of a strange, nervous timidity tha*. 1
fancy 1 shall never get the bettor of. 1
was uot much the worse for my terrible
encounter with the poor fellow w ho came ,
to his end so fearfully.
A Winter Storm on Shasta.
1 ntchtt] the sk_v with gr*ut caution,
for it wo* easy to see tluit s storiu wits
approaching. Mount Shasta rise* 10,-
IkX) (i*t altovo th<> general level in blank
exjKisure to the deep gulf streams of air,
and I have never beeu iu a labyrinth of
}**aks and CUITOIU a here the dangers of
a storm seemed so formidable as here. 1
was, therefore, iu constant readiness to
retreat into the timber. However, by
half |ast ten o'clock 1 reached the ut
most summit. 1 sjH-nt a couple of hours
tracing the outlines of its ancient lava
streams, extending far into the surround
ing plants and the (luthwicnt of its ancient
glaciers, but the wind constantly in
creased in violence, raising the anow iu
muguitioeut drifts and forming it into
long, waving 1 sinners that glowed iu the
sun. A succession of small ft >rm clouds
struck against the summit pinnacles like
i<s Is-rgs, ilarkening the air as they j*a*w
• J and producing u chill as ilefinitc and
sudden as if io water were dashed into
one's fa re. 'l'his is the kiuil of cloud iu
which snow flowers grow, and 1 wasixuu
polled to beat a retreat, a Inch, after
sjv'iidiug a few minutes upon the wniu
Sliasta glacier ami the sole sf the
"Crater ltutte," 1 ace >iupli**hcd more
than tui hon* before dork, so that I had '
titue to hollow a strip of gronnd for a
net in th-- !*-e of a block of red lava, j
where .firewood WHS abundant. Next
morning, breaking u<hknly out of pro
found sleep, my ey* s op*-n<-*l on one **f
th*> most sublime w.vui I ever beheld, j
A boundless wilderness of storm
of dittereiit ug- and ripeuesa were con
gregated over all tho lauili-ape for th*u .
saiuls af square mih-s, col* rtsl gray and
purpl- an l pearl, and glowing white,
among which 1 seemed t > la* tl sit g, !
while the c*>n of Hhasic alxive an*t tin
**kv was trail-[ail and full of 111*- sun. It
seemed not so much an ocean ax a land
of clouds, undulating hill nt.d >hde, *
smooth, purple plains, and silvery i
mountain* of cumuli, range over range, i
nobly divenutled with jieukiaud l* ui*-*-. *
with c *'! shad-w* tx tw*u a*.il with
here and thei aw i !•• trunk cai.von. '
smooth Alld t*'U".deil r.s if i-r di l" by
g!i. or-*. 1 goX'-tl eu -limstvd, but cold,
gray m c**- ■* drifting liith- r And thither i
like a rack ou a wuulspn :.*] pLiiu h< gan
to shut out lie* light, Oiel ll Hal . videut
that tiiey w..ui<l K-ou lav maraltaleil for '
sb'rta. I gnther<-d as anicit wood as
pi-.ieib!' ami sntigg,.,! it sucltermgly ,
around my st *rm nest. My blaulest* i
were arr.iuged, and the t piuost fastened ,
down with st.k** ■*, aiai my preciims i
broad-aack tucked in at my It.-..-1, 1 *
ready wh- n tlie first llak*-s Ml. All :
kin-is of cloud ■ la-gnn t* fuss into one,
tlie winds swept past in hissing flis .*!*, J
an.l the storm glos-d d *w-n on all things,
prodncinga wild exliiloration. My ftr* ,
bloze.l bravely, 1 had a week's wood, a :
sackful of bread, and a nst that th*
wildest wind could not demolish, ami 1
had, moreover, plenty of materials for
tlio making of -now sh ** s i: th" depth of j
the snow should reud*r them nee.*-sirv. t
Hie -torm lust* *i ah ut a w<vik, and 1 had i
plenty to do listening to its tones and j
watching the gestures of the flcxilis fine,
and in catching stniw crystals and ex- !
umining tin in uiul* r a lean and obsorv '
ing the methods of their deoiii]Kmiti*n :
as somnu-r fountains.
A lhmidlral WtMh^
The following deocription of u mar j
riage in the Druiiiiral *lnvs is given in j
Ham tine's "Myths of the Rhine."
At a place when- two roa<l meet, the j
cracking of a whip is heard; hogs, sheep, 1
and small oxen are driven aside to make i
war for a kind of pnxvssioti, consisting
of grave aiul solemn men and women.
11 is a wedding.
Two young people have jn t had their i
union bl*-ss**d bv the j riests under th*-
aaeri'd oak. The bride is dressed in
black, ami wears a wreath of dark haves
on lier lend. Hhe walks in the midst of
In-r friends. A matron, who walks on her '
h-ft, ho!.ls before her eyes a white clotli; !
it is a shroud, the shroud in which she j
will be buried one of these days. On j
iier right a J>rui*i intones a chant, in
which lie enumerates in solemn rhvthm j
all th • troubles and all the anxieties
which await her in wedded life.
From this day, young wife, thou alone '
wilt have to l>earull the burden of your
united household.
You will have to attend the baking ,
oven, to provide fuel, ami to go iu I
search of food; you will have to prepare !
the resinous torch and the lamp.
Yon will wash the linen at tlie fountain,
ami you will make up the clothing.
You will attend to the cow, ami even j
to tho horse if your husband require* it. !
Always full of respect, you will wait
on him, standing behind him at his
If he expret* les n wish to bike you with !
him to war, you will accompany him to '
carry his baggage, to keep his arms in '
good condition, and to nurse him if he ;
should V>e sick or wounded.
Happiness consists in tho fulfillment
of duty. Bo happy, my child.
What is still more strange is thnt thi *
dolorous wedding song, luit slightly nl
tered, is still in some parls of France, nt
this ilnv, addressed to brides by local
The Antiquity of Iron.
According to the Iron Aqr, a wedge
or plate of iron has been found imbedded
in the masonry of the great pyramid, the
indication ls-ing that it must have been
wrought in the age of Cheops, placed by
some authorities as far back as
ago. This makes the use of iron
about 2,500 years more ancient than it is
suppowd to be, and ufibrds opportunity
for explaining the cutting of the sharp
and well defined hieroglyphics on por
phyry, granite, and other liurd stones
employed in the construction of Egyptian
pyramids, temples, and toiut/s. How
these could have been cut Ireforo the age
of iron, has been a puzzling question to
many. Further investigation may show
1 iron to have been in use 0,000 yanrs ago.
The start f Sis Kw-a|>i> il I.lis ■ •
tela l M>,lr Jar4aa-t'arnl la Klar
ir Urr tJlr—Tk* Tarrars at IMlrluui
When the Clyde steamer Cresent City
was altout to m-t sail from Hnvuuu for
Sew York, the officers of the vessel
w ere not a little astonished ut lhcap(>oar
anew of a lady who hud entered the cabin
and in piteous earuaatneaa implored
the capiatu to hnle her somewhere iii
the vessel, us she was pursued by a man
who had maltreated her and was thru iu
pursuit of her. She told the astonished
officers that lur name was Maggie Jor
dan; that idle was the woman who hud
rescued riharkey from the Tombs iu New-
York, where he was awaiting execution
for murder. It was from this suiue man
that she was asking concealment.
Cuphiiu Cartis's sympathy was excited
bv her apjs-arains' us much us ln-r story.
She was evidently terror-stricken, and
her wan features and hollow eves attested
what she waid. The*captain bade her
follow him and led her to a store room
on the dock, wher® he closed the
on her, and locking it tool the key with
Five miuutes later Sliarkey himself
appeared oil the dock ami made a few
hurried inquiries of the (wople there,
from whom he learned that a woman
answering the description of the one he
sought hud gone oil boaid the vessel a
fw moments before. He followed, anil
meeting one of the officers demanded
leave to search the Vessel. Thi officer
js'litely informed him that ho was at
lilierty to enter the cabin, where all the
jiuseuger* were assemlilisl, and this he
did. Only two ladies hud engaged jaw
sage, and neither of them was whom be
bharkey made a short mwrrh tlimugh
the rooms of the iipier Jivl, and was
•am satisfied that Staggie Jordan was
not tin-re. When he returned to the city
it Was Supposed that he placed friends
in the ueigltborhoiKl of the pier to watch
whoever went on or off the vessels.
When lite list of (stHsengers was coiu
jdeted the thml lady (nineeiiger'a name
read, " Mn. M. Jonusiin," and was not
supplemented Willi hi r ago or place of
Maggie Jordan was kejit tuoivwlrd
until tlie vessel left the port, w hen she
mingled with the passengers and told
her story. Site confirmed the rumor
that Sliarkey Mk-apil from tlie Totalis
in clothing furniiJicil by her, i<ortioua
of which she look to his cell wltt-ucvcr
lis was allowed to vis.t him.
On Um< (litv of his cnoape she tuitcd
tliD prison with the wife of Wee. Allen,
the lmrglnr. Sharkey drownl himself
iu tlie clothes she liud brought, and •
cmnpauicd AUeu to the street.
Maggie Jonlau n mained in the ceil.
Her ooufisicmto took a f trx-t oar. on J
hum followed bv the ilrtixtifm the n it
•lav. Sharkey walked through the street*
to a place of concealment agieed u)n.
A* a jvvitieijger Maggie *-hiii reoav. r-J
her spirits and iugivtiabxl h-r-lf into
the favor of all the p*aeeug-ra, wlu> de
scribe her ivi a perfect lady. The Hea
air proved licnrrt -ml, and she aooti re
covered h*r h*Uth and color.
When aire landed in Sew York aha en-
J)-avasxl t > ev.i.le reeogolt; m, hut al
newt the first iw-r*.m li • met- a rounds
man of th t* ace on the pier—caught
li r eve aud bowed to her.
The ctuUun lioiw officer* '>n l'iT 13,
North river, at which tin* Cr< •■•tit Oils
landed. have for a long time been aw*r
of Slinrkej's whereabout*. In couvt-rHa
tutu with pa.- ugvrs from Hsiaua tier
have Uuriil * grnt tun iV fii<"t* about
hi* ui. ale of lile h ha* boa-tt >Q
that city. Sharkey's fncnin induo-d him
t g tln-r" Issues thi* country htn uo
extradition treaty with Spain. and he
cause many p*t>ra* iu whom th*v could
tnt hi* sale keeping w. re r<*il-ut in
Ilavaun. When the fugitive armed
there M .J for the first fuw month* lie-re
aftcr h- was well behaved an I grateful,
Imt .* time wcrt on h- fiH into In*
old fatbits f drinking and quarreling.
Htitnora oi the bridal nuiiiticr in which
lie treated alaggic Jor-lan fai Jiwl )u
friends* ear*, and they warned him that
lie would i"*" what tew frintul* he Itad if
ho dii not show gratitude at to
her. Thnnt i >ii.i not efl'eet a r> form.
Bharky grew from bu i to and **
hi* *link< u n> rve* wwi- morn 1 more
aff<-ob*l by hi* dissipation lo g""W u
burden on lu* friend*. Ho would fn*-
quontly ni U into their place* of mooting
at midnight ami lwg thntn not to lot the
officer* of tho law Lake him. " They
are Hi'u r mo. Thoy are nt ray heel*," ho
stammered one night to a |>er*on at
wlioec house he demanded admittance
nt the dead of night. ilia face was
blanched, hi* eyco staring, and iu* mind
disorder- l and delirious. While in this
condition he would frequently fant and
ku-h poor Maggie until sh ■ Sled in terror
from him.
A man who has douo in< >re ti fa-friend
Sharkey than any one except Maggie
Jordan, and who i* now in liavatnt,
warned him last month that if ho did not
bellAVe himself lie " Would put a bullet
in him witlmnt a momenta warning."
He was tired of him, ho said.
The rumor thnt Sharkey would lie
" Hpiritd "to New York by the aniite
persona who kidnapped (faro's from
thi* city last month, if tho New Y'ork
autlioritiea would offer a reward for
him, ia undoubtedly true, aa none of
his friends are lihclv to interfere iu hia
District Attorney IMuTps said thnt he
hardly thought it consistent with his
duty to countenance the outrage by
offering the reward. The District At
torney became nwore that Sharkey was
in Havana last Octolier. Mr. l'helps
conferred with many authorities on in
ternational law, and htwuie reluctantly
convinced that through no weak clause
or pretence could he demand the de
livery of the culprit from the Spanish
Tlmre is a class of persons who imag
ine they are doing very judiciously by
advertising through the medium of cir
culars. They scatter a few thousand
through the country announcing their
business, and await the result, fully
convinced that iu so doing they have
taken all ueccaaary preliminaries to
success. Various circulars are almost
daily to be found on tho door steps and
ontry wuys of respectable liouaaa. Their
fate is, generally, that tlmy are either
thrown into the street by the indignant
servant girl, or summarily pitched aside
by tho man of tho houao, who finds
them when he returns home, and who
desires no suggestions of now methods
of lightening his purse. The use of cir
culartt may, in eertain limited eases, an
swereverypnrjiose; but the vast majority
of thoso who have mode money by ad
vertising have found that tho columns
of a newspaper are tho best and aurest,
ami in the end tho cheapest medium of
communication between the business
world and tho public.
FAMISH. — Distressing accounts con
tinue to come of the famine in Turkey.
One missionary writes : " For the last
two weeks I have done nothing else but
listen to the heart rending tales of suf
fering, nud distribute aid to the most
needy." In one village of Boveuty fami
lies only thirty now remain, aud ten of
these are without menus of sulwistenee.
Forty-five persons died of starvation in
another village. In still another village
of sixty families only five or six have
uuy supplies for thu futuru.
Tout Martlntll'n Pledge,
Tho following extract from a speech
iiinde by Tom Marshall at a meeting of
the Toiuiairuurc Society
in Waamoftutl, in March, lsiJ, will IM
read with interest:
•• Mr. President, the pledge tlrut 1 have
takeli render* iue secure forever from a
fate inevitably following liabita like mine
a fate Uiore terrible thou death. That
pledge, though confined to myoelf alone,
and with reference to its effect* only
upon me, my mind, my heart, mv body,
1 would not exchange for all eartli holds
of brightest and of best. No, no, sir !
ls-t the linmu-r of this temperance cause
go forward or go backward; let the world
be rencuisl from its degrading ami ruin
ous bondage to alcohol or not —1 for one
shall never, never repent what 1 have
done. 1 have often said this, and 1 feel
it every moment of my existence, wak
ing or sleeping. Sir, 1 would wot ex
change the physical adulation*- the mere
sense of annual being which belongs to
a man who totally refrains from all that
eau lUtoxicate his bit.ui or derange his
nervous structure, the elasticity with
which he lammis from his couch in the
moruillg, the sweet repose it yields him
at night, the fi-eling with wbioli he drinks
in through his clear eyes the beauty and
the grandeur of surrounding nature— 1
sav, sir, 1 would not exchange my cou
SCIKUH lanug as a strictly temperate mail,
the aetise of renovated youth, tlie glad
Ii lay with which my pulses now beat
ii-althful music, the bounding vivacity
with which the life-blood Courses ils ex
ulting way through every tlls-r of my
frame, the communion high which mv
healthful enr and eye now hold with all
the gorgeous universe of Omi, the splen
dors of the momitig, the softness of the
evening sky, the bloom, the liewuty, the
verdure of earth, the in uric of the air
and the waters, with all the grand usan
nations of eternal nature rwqieuad to
the fine avenues of sense no, sir,
though poverty dogged me, though scorn
(minted its slow finger at me as ( passed,
though want and destitution aiid every
element of isirthlv nnenr, save only
cruue, met my waking eye from day to
day; not lor the brightest and noblest
wreath that ever encircled a statesman's
brow; not if some angil ruin missioned
by heaven, or souie demon, rather, went
from hell to test the resisting strength
of virtuous resolution, should tempt me
btiek with all the wealth and alt the
honors which a world can Imslow; nut
for all that tune and all that earth can
give, would 1 cast from me this precious
pledge of a his rated mind, this talisman
ag.vinst temptation, ai.d plunge agmn
into the dangers and the terrors which
once beset my path. Ho lu-lp me
Heaven, sir, as 1 would spurn beneath
my very feet all the gifts the universe
omld offer, an 1 live and die, a* I aiu—
jhxir, but sober '
Lark I dire, the llrinr.
Tliere is much of romantic adventure
still MilSCrbd with stage coach travel,
any* the Suvlford (Kv.) Jourtial, iu
region- a* yet lining by tle "iron
horse," and many narrow coca pea froui
di tilt, many tolls and hardship-. ex
|ourre to Munufii r aim and wintry blast,
are crawjnl into the life of the hardy
Jehu, who, four-in hand, conduct* the
lumbfriug coach through lumi* gorge*,
over the high }iosncm, and st*et defile*
of Southeastern Kentucky. To travel
orcr the route from Hand bird to Homer
act, th* name of leu* Edge i familiar.
L .rk i- a character that Itret Hnrle
would Iv proud to immortalize. His
last adventure showed him |k*nh*nhl of
an hiton courage that n.any who have
gained glory at tlie rauuou'a tnoutli can
not leant. A few day* since art tlie
Smier—t coach w** descending the ] 'low
known a* Hill's Clap, in charge of Un
noted driver, lairk, iHie of the lending
homes gt hia tail men tlie lim-a, anil
bvutnc victou* and unruly. lank
l2i >ught id tin- throe |>a-eoiignra—one a
liwiy - .Hid to-ik prompt measure* to atop nonsense. In the idTert to u<p
the team, the lilies hnilcO, aud left the
driver apprniUy a hot mariner. The
!ea<|erw hixided for the Muff, and after
thetn lunil* red the o>.ieh with it* pre
ciotoi freight. Thiewwho liave traveled
the rum I know the d inger of i> plunge
ever the lililll at tins jaunt. Tile gen
tlemen passenger* juuijm d out, and one
of theni seized a wheel and sucowileil
in eheekiug the coach a moment, while
the other assisted the lady to alight.
In another second, the frightened team
wi re on the verg- of the precipice, and
liefore them a ix-rpeudietiliu' plunge- of
thirty feat. The ismaenger* calh*<l to
the driver to jump and aavs himself.
Thin he r< -fused to do, saying: "(Jood
hye, friend*. 1 guess I'll go with Yin,
and nee how tln-v look* down tlmr!"
And down lie ant. Tim passengers
went to theaeeneof the wreck as H<HIU
as tho descent conhl ls effis*td, cxjHs f
ing to find the tumngUsl n-muma of |>s>r
Lark, intcnr.iughsl witli horse >urn, legs
and tails; but Lnk wasn't that kind of
u l<-llow. He had hastily selected tho
softest phn-e ou a big fiat rock, and there
lie sat, crying a* if with a broken heart,
lie actually nlied t<-nr of commiserati'iu
for his jssir horse*, proving that hia
In-art was far softer than Other parts of
his orguuirjitioii. l"jsn investigation it
wa* found that the horses, though <*ci
aiilerably bruised, were not mortally
wounded. The c<>arh hml suffered in
juries, but, with tiiu aid of the passen
ger*, was placed upon it* wheels, and
repaired sufficiently to finish the trip,
and the whole party took up its snd
march toward town. Among tue art idea
of freight were I.n<)o dozen eggs, which
Lark fen- >:■ ;itred from tlieir rn]>id
transit th. i. w .. ;ne air,
A Keninrkable Hallroad Accident.
On the Detroit and Hay C'ity railrmnl
an a<videiit iH'curred which cclq>ses any
thing on r<*c<jril in the annals of rail
roading. It appears that when the south
bound sight express train was In the
vicinity of Oxford, Conductor Novs felt
a slight but sudden shock, and heard the
boll-rope snap. He sprang to the brake,
and after s< tting it sw mig liis lamp for
the engine to stop. The train went a
distance of four or five car lengths ls
foro being halted, but when it came to a
standstill everything was found to he all
right, excepting that one "blue line "
car just ahead of the passenger conch
was missing. A search was instituted,
and the missing ear wo* found in the
ditch in the rear of the train. From the
jswition of things it appeared that the
front end of the car had jumped the
truck, severing the couuectiou with the
ear aheml as it did so. The combined
force of the ears in the rear as they came
down on to the "off" enrsorved to end it
around, until finally the rear draw-bar
twisted off (the night wan frosty), and
the car was free. The conches kept
pushing it further and further, until
finally the "blue lino" had lieen sent
entirely from tho track, and at right
angles with it, clearing the tail by fully
three feet. The rear conches rolled on
}>oat the ditched car as if nothing hud
wp|M>ned, and stopped, without accident
or, without the knowledge of the pussrn
gers, several cur-lengths bchiii'i The
liegine was stopped uiul backed up, con
neotioua were made, the track-men were
sent for to gauge the rails, and the train,
one our short, proceeded on its way,
making its meeting point nt tho next
station. Huch un accident has never be
fore been placed on record. Of course
the happy results were in a measure due
to good lnok, but the presence of mind
#f the conductor contributed hugely.
A ( .laird Vina Ilium by a l>H IAS Haw
sr I tic (cm Ibr Xlrrl ibtrrcl.
The attention of the meiluvd faculty
of liruoklyn has again lawn brought to
that leuuitkabl* and must terrible of
maladies, hydrophobia, by a fatal done
which occurred in that citv. The vic
tim was a negro luuin-d \CiUiaiu Kiltcv,
thirty five yi .us of age, a man of steady
and regular hnbita. KUice was a coach
liiuii and lived witli hia wife and family
at No. I.'IA Gold sir,set. laist summer
he was bitten by a coach dog belonging
to lus employer, the itu'Uud putting his
teeth through the finally part of the
index finger of the left liaiid. liut little
atteutiou was (mid to the wound at the
time a:> it very soon healed. Hie dog
lnnl exhibited some symptoms of mad
ness, it seem*, prior to biting Klhoe,
and the fa.-t coming to the knowledge of
a poliotumui he shot tlie brute, very much
to the regret of the coachman, The cir
cuui stance was forgotten in time. Kill op
enjoying excellent health, apparently,
ami continuing to perform his lalsirs. A
few days ago, while walking along the
street, the fell dim-nee which lia*l l*<eu
so long latent ill the blood manifested
itself in a sudden and fearful manner.
He wan prostrated by a alutrp spasm and
(ell heavily on the sidewalk. lie was
carried toa drug store, and there received
stimulant, which lnnl the effect uf restor
ing him to council)uam-*p. As soon us
he was able lie repaired to his home
without assistance. He had not been
long iu the house when he exjicrienoeil a
(lain iu the linger that lieen bitten,
and thr memlier Imgan to swell. 'l'he
affection next exteuiled to the arm anil
tlieu to the throat, until tile whole IKHIT
wus aff.cted and violent cou tortious and
agony, (ihyaical lunl mental, ensued.
I'ilica, among other vagaries of the mind,
conceived the idea tliat aome one Was
eiuleavoritig to murder hia wife and
children. A physician on entering the
sick room, and lieffre be hail learned the
incident-I cited above, prunoWKwd the
I'u'icut to lie H.dfering trom hydropho
>ia. The doctor prescribed opium and
chloral iu lils-ral doses, but these had no
effect. Thi* spasms and contortions of
the muscles coutinucd, and finally lie
eunic an violent that the patient was
unable to swallow eitln-r food or drink.
A consultation of medical men was held.
While they were diacurunng the case one
of tin- doctor* sjH-kc of the dog and the
nature of the bite, which the (latieut
overheard, and springing from his IKHI
set U(M>n the offending doctor and forci
bly ejected him from t!ic room before he
could lw prevented bv the astonished
HjMe-tat'.'tw. The (istiant continued to
suffer exrnitiaftngly until the third
mornuig, wins, the qmsum cease.l. He
did not sleep five ruiuuUvi during hia
aickiiout. Then lie sank rapidly, despite
the aiin.iiiisiraii >n of stimulants, and
(•citing Acqnalnb-d with the lU-cx.
A writer in the British Jiff Journal
OpCtl* Up the interesting qo<*tion as to
whether iinniiinitv from the ]wiu and
Other injurious effects of the sling of tLo
hrx- can h<- obtained ly iuocttlatiun.
\'icitnig the Hauwcll Apiary, he was
struak with tl.o ue.le in which the
owner managed hi* I***, and aak<-d him
the length of time ret mired to rendar a
tscr<-*iii *liug-proof. Tlie reply was, that
lis eon Iml only h en a short time work
hig with lax*, ojui that he was free fr>ni
any of the naual effect*of be'dinffx Mr.
Widk.-r made the experiment upon him
nelf, Lt* moriui ofidufii being to catch
a lice, place it upon hia wt kst. and allow
it to nt.iig him, taking core that he re
ocivcd the largi-at amount of |muoD, by
pr> venting it from going away at once ;
then he let the jvisou-lug Work, which
it d<*■* for aumc tunc after lietng m-jio
rsvt<vi fpun tii law. The lirst day he
•tang blnnsiU twice. -11... < fTi-ct wua
rather aevgre cutiui •cw erysn-ela*. Jia
ordr r of the tuotcr nerve, with the itroal
•igna of fnftaniTcaticn. A few tlwvw hav
ing elnfMted, and thw symptoui* having
nutwided, he caitaed liimorlf to le atung
agiuu tiiree timm iu quick aocoeaaiou.
The attack of cry*i|H*laM wua on tin* oc
casion cot neatly *i seven?, stui a sting
ing Heuaation ran up to Uie shoulder, and
n lyuipliatic gland 1* hind his <or iu
cn .wwd considcrnhly in m/.c, the jusison
being taken nn by thelymnhaticayatcm.
A few days *ul**Hjneiitly lie wn* stllllg
thiioe. atid the pain wn* considerably
h-a*. Uiotigh the swelling w* still eiten
no. At the end of the licit week he
.. 1 eighteen "tings, and by the cits-- of
:!i • third w.x-k tlnrty-two stings. Afv> r
c iwcutieth sting there wo* very little
**riling or jHiin, only a slight itclnng
sensation with a snuill amount of infhun
mation in the imm*iiate neighborhood
of the jsirt stung, which did ti<t spread
furl tic*.
The lira tier Movement,
'The rapid growth of the order of the
Tstronn of Husbandry throughout the
country, and especially at the \\ est and
Northwest, which, in the short Hjsn-e of
six Team. lias grown to a metulierMiip of
l.ltkl.WK) and 21,208 organized granga,
lias led to mi iuquiry a* to the object*,
purposes and principle* of the order.
T'he- c que rions have faen answered by
T. A. Thompson, the lecturer r>f the
Natioual (range. The puqsise if the
order as wt fortli by him i* the pro mo
tion of the social, •siucational una finan
cial piosperitv of (h* farmer* of the
whole of the t'uited State*. it is not to
use the vast jsiwer which their great
and inereHMtig numerical membership
gixes them, for tlieir own |M)litnwl
pr>fenueitt, for the discussion of |*rtr
politics i* forbidden; they only oppose
)H>liticul demagogues os such, ami op
isjsc dishonesty by all oflicials, liigii or
low, seeking to aid iu the election of
such officers a* are rni|ietoiit, honest
and faithful, in town, county, State and
I'nifed State* government*. Nor is n
ligioits sectansuism allowed t-i l>e dis
cussed within the grange. Only the
principles of charity, truth, morality,
temperance and love toward one another
are inculcated. Although the grange
business arrangeinwiit* are Iwr.-ly Is-gun,
yet it is estimated by Mr. Tliomjisoti
that $12,0ti0,000 luive lnwn saveil by the
lYitrons of Huslnuiiln- for the j*e:ir IS7I.
How ? Not by wronging any individual
or class, or by taking any undue advan
tage of Othsrs' necessities—but simply
and mainlv by resorting to doing busi
nrss strictly on cash principles, in such
n way iv< not to lie obliged to share tho
gmit loam's that are math* by all deal* r.i
mid manufacturers who sell upon credit.
Why Soldiers Desert.
An enlisted man, giving a reason why
so many desertions take place in the
United {State* army, says that the men
have no opportunity for complaint if in
just ioc is done them. When the inspec
tor general visit* the post, which occurs
about oaco in six months, as a general
rule, lie will make known to tho com
mand before his <iic|>rture that he con
be seen at the adjutant'* office at a eer
tain hour to hear anv complaint* tliev
may have to make. Hut what does it all
amount to? The inspector-general will
listen very attentively and encourage the
ooldierby premising hint that he will *eo
that he gets justice done hereafter, but
that is the last ever heard of it, and from
tlrnt moment the aoldier'a fab' is waded.
He will be watched, and th* first oppor
tunity that offer* will be sent to the
guard house and punished. The injus
tice of tho tliiug provokes him, and lot
the first opportunity he desert*.
Terms: 02.00 a Year, in Advanqe.
Lite l>Uasb r to the Japan.
A court of inquiry mi at li<>ug Kong
to inquire into the iu of, ami the cir
cumstances attending, lite losa of the
IVltli' Mall attain isiiip Japan, destroyed
by lire while at on her voyage from
Yokohama to Hong Kong. 'l1 first
alarm of tire was given at 11: 25 r. M. The
officer* and crow ut once went to their
alatioua, the ventilator* wore turned from
the w iud, the helm ported and tlie ahip
brought to the wiud, and twenty streams
of water w ere directed ti|mn tiie seat and
suspected seat of the tin-, in suine OMHNI
hoii-a lieing rut to allow of tli cutranee
of the hose. llut the tire, which raged
chietiy aiuidshijie, gained ground no faat
that communication Ix-tweell the two
euda of the venae 1 aoutl became imposai
bie. The boat* and rafts were low end,
boinr sooner, aoine Later, and ( apt. War
aaw, who did not leave the ship until
12:13 A. M. on the next day, stood by in
hia taint to windward and engaged a
Clone** fishing smack, reaeuing 11? per
sona from other taaUa and from the wa
ter. 'l'he evidence goew to prove that,
with one exception, tlio ofliiv-r* and crrw
of the vesae! obeyed the diacip'ino en
joined in cases of lire. It ia ai-*> ou re
tard that the Chinese Itehavrd remark
ably well, and that there \UIKI panic
amougat tin-in, while life pn servers were
aoceaMible in very large D Utnbim It wan
stated that tile total cwjiarity of the boata
and rafts for saving life w-aa for ?UU per
anus, and the second officer teslitied
thai, to tite Iwst of hia belief, all this ca
pacity was a vail*) 4e on the night of the
fire. In reply to the question, " Then
why were not more of the Chinese pas
seugera saved I" the reply given by the
thai officer, Mr. Hart, was: "lire sea
was very rough, ami some over horde tied
themselves with money and other thing*.
Some iatmste.l thetu-a-lvea to pieces of
the w reck instead of to life pretmrvera."
As regards the origin of the fire, which
was at lira! rand to be due to the explo
sion or ignition of chemical* in one of
the hohla, this ia rendered entirely
doubtful by the evidence of the nature of
the antoke which proclaimed the exist
euoe of fire and the smell of the burning
matter, 'ilia following exfract from tire
evidence ia valuable on this puiut:
Captain Lewis— What do yon think
caused the fire- f A. (Mr. Hart, first offi
cer! —H]aiutaueous combustion of tite
if. Wan any fresh cuoi token in at Yo
kohama t A. Six hundred tuna, to the
U-rtt of my knowledge.
tj. Was it w<-t when token ou b<su.l I
A. 1 Hiring ten hours of coaling it win
raining heaving; ao it must have bomt
i Murderer"* Mill.
liefore being hanged for the murder of
Samuel J. Jones of S-mth Ovster liar,
Lewis Jurv i* mah- a will. Afts-r giving
hi* real estate to hia wife he dictated tliu
following sections'.
To my daughter, (icorgiatia Jackson.
on- feather bed, wliich alie can have as
soon as she likes; also one new stand.
To my daughter, Mary L*uri*e Jackson,
a closet which stands ui the kitchen, and
one bolstiwd.
To rnr graudMou, Lewis Jackson, a
ring, a trunk, and a watch, as soon a*
his grandmother i* done with them; a!o
the sum of s.*>, to lie placed in a savings
bank, and the principal and interest to
remain untouched till ha becouns of
To my gnunlaon. E.lwojl H. Jw ksooi
aud my KTwnddsugiiter, Mary Emma
Jackson, th<* sum of each on the same
conditions; and should each of these die
ls-forw Is-cuiniug of age, then like money
of Mich dv*x*<-,t shall lc equally divided
to the surviving gramlchiluroiu
To my situ in-law, Morri* Jackson,
one grindstone, one hay fork, one eel
t)mir, and oue ax; also one overcoat,
one arm ohoir, ou eel tsuki'L
To Edward S.uds Jackson one scytika,
one stubbing hoe, one ax and one liay
fork. My daughters, Mary Ixurise and
Cb-wgiano, must Me good and kind to
tln-tr mother, and uot try to break this
wnl, as it is tlic-nr inthvx wish and re
qucat. _
A > arrow Lscape.
The will! Iwast tamer, flidei, who i*
now exhibiting hia menagerie new the
Chateau-d'Kau, l'nris, narrowly escaped
being torn to pieces recently. Jle had,
a* usual, < uh r.-d the large cage in wliieh
lie ItaJ asvmbled 'lire* liona, two
hyenas, two lwrs, a jackal, a ah**p, and
an elephant, when out of tho liona and
one of the boars commenced to growl at
••acli other, and thou to fight. Hide! iu
terpiacil, and, seizing tho bear by the
lh-h of the neck, dragged tliat animal
away fiout ita adversary, Iwt the lion
not liking thi* intervention, struck at
the tamer with liia paw, tearing the flesh
off hi* hand, and Laying open his leg
dowu to the knee. The cage was
sprinkled with blood, which the bear be
gan to liek up, and, aa the man re
marked. seemed to find it to hi* taste.
A moment's hesitation and the tamer
would have been devoured, but he fortu
nately did not lose hi* presence of
mind. Advancing straight to the two
utiinials, he dealt them aeh Some heavv
blows with hi* whip, and when he had
brought them crouching at his fret he
quickly stepped from the cage. A feed
ing of terror had spn-a-1 among the audi
ence, and onlv ealme-1 down w hen Uidal,
after having hia wound* dressed, cam#
forward and bowed to the public.
A Healthy Association.
'Theie i* quite a successful co operative
association Bt work among the Fall River
mill hands. The purcliaoo ami sale of
family aupplies tiegan iu 18f>7, it* mem
l>ers iiumli'ting sixty-five, its capital
Is-iug *.f*oo; investments, $3,750.69;
-sales, $21,9H1.43; total of members'
dividend, SHO4.OS, and non-nienilers'
dividend. $280.79, for the year. Tlie
membership now numWrs 2t5; their
capital is about $20,000; the sinking
fund, $1,100; sales for the year, nearly
$8,000; and for the nine month* ending
September 24 the aggregate of mem
bers'dividend was $0,818.02, oon meiu
l>era rc-iving in the same time divi
denils amouuting to $574.24. A co
operative mill aasrs-iation has been or
ganised, and one gentleman has tendered
to it n gift of twenty-six acres of land for
building purioeoK.
Western Railroad*.
In the Wisconsin Brunts n bill was ui
troduced in relation to railroad manage
ment, which establishes on entirely new
system of railwav control. It provides
for ascertaining tVio gross receipts of nil
t lie mil roads bv traveling State agents;
also, for ascertaining the actual value of
all the railroads in the State, and re
stricts the companies to ten per cent,
lift profit* on such valuation, without
other restrictions, except giving the
railroad commissioners the power to
prevent extortions.
Journal knows of s bright, intelligent
little miss, now residing in that city, who
is eleven yearn old and who weighs alxnit
sixty pounds, who, when she opened her
eyes upon this world, weighed less tluui
one pound and a half, lake was the
tiniest piece of Immunity which we ever
heard of. The nurse, in washing and
dressing ln r, used to lay her in the palm
of ber hand, anil the first few days of her
life were mostly sjieut wrapped up in
cotton-wool and placed in a basket beside
the stove to keep her warm. Her head
would go into u small sized tsaeup.
NO. 9.
U h UM Muttr b4 la M #r ito Order al
It* Ul* lunl ifulM.
TIMS Mutrr of the National Grange,
iu session ut Charleston, B. C., ia hie an
nual address, MUII:
Maine and Montana have joined our
ranks in the pa*t year, oyd the few re
luatuuig BtaU* still unorganized are joy
fully on the way. Thia uprising and or
gauixatiou of a great and scattered inter
net ha* not a parallel in the history of
the world. The movement haa surprised
iU friend* and astmiislied and alarmed
iu foes. It found the agriculturists of
the nation uiiieougniaed, weak, plod
tling, and unheard; to-day they are uni
ted, stroug, thoughtful, and duly re
■pectsd ** one of the greet power* that
Ik>. We have iuol caught a glimpse of
the "promised land, hut ere we can
teach the goal a wide and west-v waate ia
t<> !* croaatd, which will tax to the nt
ruoht our prudenee, jieraeveranoe, and
i-alor. The position of honor and trust,
the avenue* to wealth, the nmhHng of
the iuatitulioua of the nation, have '"ng
been in the hands of m< rnber* of other
callings. Thia monopoly will not be
given up witliont a struggle. The Pa
trons of Husbandry will be met bv de
tefuiiiu-d end |K*r intent warfare. Ho we
must cloee our ranks and keep our puw
der dry. lu some Btato* tlus order ia
]KUMing through the onlctd which
shall n-vesd iU weakness or diaplay iia
strength. To maintain what we have
gained, and secure further advauewment,
we must be able to ohow to our members
and the world that material and moral
gain does and will result from our ur
banisation. We must keep our ranks
full, and action wise. Prominent among
tlus subjects to demand attention ia that
of transportation, in which every citizen
lias a direct interest There is a deep
nrieti il and wcU-fouuded conviction that
the present modes of carrying commodi
ties arc uniileeeiy expensive. The peo
ple and the government have hi*-rally
aided in the construction of railroads
and canals, in the expectation that in
creased facilitiaa will result in cheaper
rates of transportation. We relied on
the idea that by budding numerous
routm we would obtain the I* aefiu of
competition and secure fair rates; but
sad erjierienoe haa fully proved that
the increase it' the uumtnir and strength
of transportation coin pan tea only result*
in more gigantic and oppressive combi
Though we have now several power i
ful line* lietwecu the Northwest ami I
Northeast, they have within a few days j
firmed a new combination, be which j
\V<wtein-l>ounJ freights have been ad
taaoad. To r-mdy Una alarming and
growing evil the people in their iadi-1
vidual rapacity aie powrieaa. Only by
united action as sovereign* can they ob
fawa redress. In aotne Stale* soia tiling
of Lhia ha* Uwo done, bat it ha* been
fragmentary and nooosaaiily inoperative
on through freight*. It is imputable for
the States to act in concert through their
respective Legislators*, and there ia no i
eolation bat for the people of tbeHtato*, <
through Congress, to stretch out the ,
strong arm bet worn the people and then**
corporation*. We would do .no wrong
to the capital nominally inverted in rail
roads. We recognise their cajiacity for
sHood,5 Hood, and all their just claims ; but we
ennuui j untie* and protection for Un
people. But if railroad* even do carry
at fair rates th fact remains that the
tcaut|>ortation of heavy (vwnnodjuc* ia
au expensive luxury, and our true policy
is to bring the producer and consumer
usurer together. and so do le* trauspor-.
tariou. We of the South and West should
sjwre no pains to pnsb msnufbrtarea,
that we be not obliged to transport our
raw usuu-nai out and the maaafaatuiKd ,
article in. i'Ua host, where mauolac
torvrn are strong, should with equal *c- ,
tSvity promote the cultivation of ths raw
materm!. ao that the terrible strata on
fcrali sportat i.* be ls—ed. Ifo OMtutrv
has wr remained permaaanHy ptoepcr
on* by in* production and exportation
ol raw material, The tendency of neh
it always to dependence and poverty.,
flow important, than, is it to have
amicable "relations b—w—O all the pro
ductive industries, as only by mutual
development can *t mutually lie pros
perous, aud the body politic be main
tained in vigorous health. On the sub
ject of currency, Master Adamsaaid that
numerous ciriaen* are trying to devise
a plan by which bit* of printed paper
can lie changed into millions of actual
money. Th country is suffering from
the derangement of its finances. The
cause is, that the country passed throagfc
a wasting civil war. which on* t. directly
and indirectly, moie than fi10.000,000,-
OliQ, wliioli sum ia forever gone. P*jer
currency wae used to disguise our pov
erty, and by its use our judgment of
values was more and more confused.
We have, in consequence, drifted fu£
ther and further to leward, ami there is
uo royal road oat of ths trouble. Only
by a return of habit* of industry and
eooootny, guided by intelligence, can wo
regain wealth and remove the load of
debt As au auxiliary to this we want a
stable an!l sound currency, which shall
lie a reliable measure of values and reo
oguised by all the worhl. An unre
deemable currency always favors specu
lation aud aliarpcrs at tle expense of
the** engaged in productive industry
The Source *f Salt
The ww depends on the disintegration
of rucks on land for salt. It does not
originate in ooeaus and seas. llaiua
wasli it and hold it in solution as parti
cle* ar lihemted by violence, decompo
sition, and gradual action of many
natural forces. All streamlets and rivers,
therefore, are constantly transporting
salt to the sen. If there is more than
can be held in solution, then it accuinn
hitee in masses at very deep point*.
Thns the salt mines of Portlaud and the
vast horizontal IMHIS of pure salt in
Texas, as well as that mountain of rock
sslt in St Domingo, were collected at
the bottom of ancient seas, which are
now dry land remote from water.
Then* are places in Africa where the
process of Thuintcgratiou of salt from
r<H'k is regularly going on, but there is
not water power enough to force it on
ward to the sea. Hence the particle* are
spread abroad and mixed with thesoiL
'1 he negroes of northern Africa haring
discovered its distribution where there is
no water to dissolve in the ground leaeh
it. lu that way they separate the salt.
Salt pervades the earth. It exists in the
grasses and most vegetable products on
which animals foed. In that way they
derive enough in most couutries to meet
the demands of their natures. They re
quire as much as civilized humanity.
With them salt is necssary, an with our
selves, for keeping the organs of vision
in good condition. Stop the supply and
blindness would ensue.
About Advertising.
If s man tolls you tliat he does not
want to advertise; that he is doing as
much business as he wants to, cease
soliciting him. Those men sometimes
come to doing less business than they
want to do, and your bill for advertising
may turn out bad. It is only those who
"presa up" business while it is really
good, who g*ain that impetus which sends
them over the hard place*. It is the
large advertisers who kno tr hew to
44 bridge over " panics, wars, bard times,
etc. Their experience in advertising has
shown them how they may get rid of a
heavy stock in time and get tnoir money
for it.
Don't Crowd.
Tha fo&owfaftntawn. which oontMnon
Rood OiooghM* • KM* ?°* m **
rerredfa tii'pffi of (Win DiAenn:
" Don't ertnrd: thorn#*! to torn# *w*h
TKodfnOoolaUarooi* i
la ail oartU • iitacna jot! aro right
To rhMo th* boot Ton can— 1
htmM te jM donMmr t t
To crowd mm* &h.r ma*.'
n ■ .-ii'i" t'i... 1.1 jtjjiiyi |
Item* of Inlcmnt. .
" thrill? of awMnlt with itrtwrtteirighi
eo," in n late Utah rwdiot.
If tuu want toor boy to make ™* rh
in the world giro him a piece of ml*-
la Italy 17.000.000. out of a isolation
of '24,000,000, am unable U rtadof writ*.
The anafahag nu*i of Newfoundland
end i-wloca the iduppeni of the chnrrhea.
"Hally, what time do roar folk* thne I
"Soon an you go away; that, mianua
Many borana barn died in Mouri
from having bean fed on rhindt "(?
Th* Kindergarten nyatemisto be in- into the public achoola of Mil
Tba cheapen! thing in the United
State. at fa preaent tiina in human la
It haa lieeo eatimated that the yen*
American nation amulmn 5,1tiH,000 g*r
a day.
Atlanta, On., baa two vrtdown, ffadem,
thirteen and llfWu
There were two hundred and nine
marriage# in Nodaway county. Mo., Mat
year, notwithstanding that atoepy name.
Don't feed yout birds on Male <****7
seed mora than half the btrda that dis
are tost on account of musty, unhealthy
▲ touching obituary: "He knew the
1 value of an editor s time and never
trespassed long upon it." Peace to hi*
Mrs. Pepin, aged one hundred and
four years, and the mother of twenty
three children, died at Essex, Vt„ re
The agitation of the question of re -
■toting the duties on tees baa already had
an on price., which have umtorully
A man may be property aaid to have
been drinking like a Ash when ha tads
that he haa taken enough to make hia
head swim.
Learn, to be economical when von are
prosperous, that yon may know bow to
live without spending money when you
have none.
Up to iotas* advices there had been
20,5<>i persons arrested in Pari* for
participation in the insurrection of the
Bo we go. A young man in Ottarville,
111., MM actually married hia mother-in
law, and they are living happily in the
old homestead.
Miss Jennie BriUoa, of Lewiaburg.
Pa., has won great glory by skating
thirty-two uuhw in throe hours and thir
ty-five minutes.
A New Orleans paper offers th* follow
ing sentiment: '* Oeofgw WidihfWt
firrt in war, foal in pea—, and taut in
gutting a monument'
Among the cummtim of admrti*e
ments ia the following: "Saloon for
sale at half the cost of fitting. Central
location. Mean boaineaa."
Ills* Ad* Sweet, of Chicago, ia th*
onlv female pension agent ia the coun
try and nseeivaa th* highs* salary paid
to a woman by the government
A wtitfa ot Terra Haate butcher, in a
friendly Hcuffie, cat a gash in the hand
of a couipaniou. To show his regret, be
immediately turned and slashed hi* own
thnmb off.
Lite r alive* of Africa are ao fond of
music that Sir Samuel Baker declares
that a London organ grinder could march
through Central Africa followed by ao
admiring crowd.
The plantation of Mm. Mayhlnm, Fort
Bend < wratv, Texas, baa this year pro
duced fid.OOU worth of gynip from land
which, if planted ia cotton, would hava
yielded only about ftOO.
The women of CVvloo were greatly
shocked a short time back at eeng an
Engladi ladv tmvtehw wranng a tortoia*
abdt hark comb, la tin* quarter of tha
globe the article ia only worn by men.
The New Hagland af In
diiatry are pnrtjwiUig about IQ,(W barrel*
of fi.ur per motdb, directly from mills
owned by the grange*. The tWerag*
rnving ss'abont en* drtfor ami * iafif per
b-nrrt, or $16,009. shi
A eorr—pandaat urritaa ban tlboag"
paperl la una tottor cold —that no hn
mane man wusthturt an una tutu* <i met...
bit into his Loess's mouffi. TtyOff don't
think it cruel, put au equally *ld pioo*
uf iron in your own mouth. f1 .
A gentleman whoee house waa "wait
ing went one day to see how the Job waa
getting on, and observing • quantity of
aaii*) lving about, aaid to the curator :
••Why" don't yon take caw of these nail- f
—they'llcertainly be lost" 44 No,' re
plied the carpenter, "you'll find them
in the bill."
The editor of the l&mtry Ornftcma*.
after practical testa of the utility of th*
plan of pkkihg the bloaaoma off two
growing potato plants to increase the
growth of the tubers, decides that th*
increase, if anv. too alight to be per
and that th* pioccw oo*U mora
than it cvmiaa to.
Only a woman's hair! Who baa net
some time in his life, picked ench a
gohlen thread from his beat ceat eollar,
and felt his heart beat the quicker foi
it? Or gaaed upon a twaa bud away in
some nook, and not felt the infloeu of
tender memories! Only a woman's hair !
*n.t yet are don't like it i i a biscuit.
The exactous:- with width the mau of
the house ahovtl* off hi# sidewalk is re
-1 marked as amusing. He will gq at it
fiercely until he comes to the Bne that
Heparan* his t rritory from that of tha
next door neighbor, and there be stops
and squints his eye, and trusts the snow
that lies just over the boundary a*
though it were ao much poison.
An old man lay on his d*th-bedin In
dianapolis surrounded by five or six
children and his second wife. He was
on the point of signing his will, when * .
dispute arose betwesu the prospective
widow and orphans concerning the dis
tribution of tha property, eulmiuating in
an Actual hand-to hand fight. Ouiet waa
not restored rill the police interfered.
A hospitable lady, of St. Louis, re
cently gave a party for her friends among
the young miswe and masters the other
evening. Bound danoes were proposed,
when the lady said : " I cannot allow
you to have any round dance*. _lf any
of the boys wish to hug the girls, let
them ait 'down upon the sofas, and go
right at it in earnest, but—no round
dances, inind you!" ,
At Lima, Ohio, they adopted a very
pleasant way for raising funds for th*
grasshopper sufferers. A** spelling
school ft was held, the admiasKm fea
being placed at twenty-five cents, and
the successful contestant was- presented
with a copy of Webster's Unabridged
Dictionary. The profits of theae Enter
tainments —often amounting tea large
sum—are then sent to the charitable
societies of the desolated districts in tha
As a policeman passed upon hi* beat
in Detroit he observed uvo broken win
dows. He looked through one of them,
and saw a man on the floor with a broken
and bonnd-up head, while furnitart and
fragments were heaped about him.) In
quiring as to the origin of the ruin, h*
was answered bv a woman with a baby
in her lap: "You nee the man there t
Well, he's my husband. Baby's sick.
He said, 4 Give her a—tor il*.' 1 said
•Give her goose grease.' There belay*.
..J. . ■ '! Y )
! your Majesty think of American women!"
said a reporter to King JKalakamv " I
think they are handsome, bold, va-1 for
ward ; why I actually received Tetters
from ladies in New York, Ww-liinxti- i.
and Boston, plainly proposing mansag--.
lam a bachelor; but I want to
marry a woman I will ask her. Ido not
like to have women It 1, ia
' my opiuion, waeng."