American volunteer. (Carlisle [Pa.]) 1814-1909, May 22, 1873, Image 1

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    The American Yolunte
niiiMwiißi) kvuuy 'rnuiwuAY moun:
.Joliu B. Brnttou,
Terms.—Two dollars par year If paid strl<
la advance. Two Dollars and Fifty Cento
paid within three months, after which Throe
Dollars will ho charged. These terms will ho
rigidly adhered to in every Instance. No sub
scription discontinued until all arrearages are
aid, nuloss at the option of the Editor,
i3tDico»ioiiai craru'jj
“'j, fl. GRAHAM. I .T. K. GRAHAM, Jr.
Attorneys 8f Counsellors at law,
No. 14 South Hanover St.,
Hon. J. H. Graham, lato President Judge of
the Ninth Judicial District, has resumed the
practice of the law, and associated with him
bis son, J. B. Graham, Jr. Will practice in the
courts of Cumberland, Por-y and Juniata Coun
ties. . fDeo. I, 71—If. •
J i,n.RLiaLB, PA.
A-yOfttco on South Hanover ..Street, opposite
lOontz’s dry goods store.
-Deo. 1.1805. ■
I i?eAl Estate Agent, Conveyances and In-
I surancb Agent, has been recently appointed a
I No ta r y Public,
f und Is now prepared to* transact ail business
5. pertaining to Ills ofllce, including the taking of
f acknowledgments, affidavits, depo-
| loanaypmoa
, Attorney-at-Imv /
t Office 23 Soutli Hanover Street,
4 . I6may73-lt
4 t)
| Attorney-at-LaWf
1 NO.‘B South Hanover Street, Carlisle, Pa.^
»■ gg-AU business promptly attended to. Lol
'M lections a specialty.
m i7oct72iy -
Office—No, 22 South Hanover St„ Carlisle, Pa.
April 25,1872-lv.
I ±TT3RmS¥ AT Li.W!
1 No. 18 West Main Street, Carlisle, Pa.
|| esrAU business promptly attended to.
| D R: \V. Z. BENTZ,
of Dental Suhgbuy, •
Will adn!)tftvtinclnlDentures, and remodel bad
s'ly/UtlUtf ones, treat Diseased Teeth and Gums,
;? and fill Teeth la the most approved manner, at
a- bln father’s residence, No. ‘il West PomfretSi.,
<§ Carlisle, Fa. - . 2lapl*ly
|lf pvBBS. MABY Xi. HALL, Homoeopa
I J thio Physician and Medical Electrician
OiUce Kouth Hanover street, Carlisle. All fe
male diseases slnllfuly treated.. Patients at a
distance can consult by mall.
Juno G. 1872—iv.
I Jsiclan and aurgcon, late of Charobersburg,
has located fu Carlisle permanently. Ofllco and
and residence in the large stone building, East
Main street, near East, -patients coming from a
distance can be boarded and nursed in my own
family. i’ ...10aprll-3in
3Lcaal Notices.
| The of Cumberland county. Pa..
*4 will attend Jor the purpose of receiving STATE,
COUNTY and MILITIA TAXES for the year
1873, as required by net of Assembly, at the fol
lowing times and places:
fFRANKFORD, at Bloservlllo. May 10.
MIFFLIN, at Centre School House, May ‘JO.
HOPEWELL and NEWBURG, ut Sharp's Ho-
Mttel. May 21 uud 22. ~ ,
'S. SOUTHAMPTON, at Baughman’s Hotel, May
2d and 21. " , n '
,§ DICKINSON, at Stone Tavern, May 20.
PENN, at Eystor's Tavern, 'J 7 and 28.
W NEWTON, ut GoodheartV Hotel, May *9.
-1-i WEST PENNBBOROUGH, at Lhisnoll’s Uo
tel. May 00, and at Fair’s Hotel, May 31,
•>| SHIP, at Sherman House, .Tunc 2, 3 and 1.
*rfl NEWVILLE, ill Heunobergor’s Hotel, Juno
'1 ° NEJWTON, at Mcßride & McCleary’s Hotel,
I ® June 7.
NORTH MIDDLETON, at Beecher’s Hotel,
dJunoO. ~ _ >.
\)\r. COO AE, at Pino Grove Furnace. Juno 10.
Vs SOUTH MIDDLETON, ut Rupley’s Hold,
at Middlesex School House,
W-- Juno 12. - . „ . , ,
V- SILVER SPRING, at Grove’s Hotel, Juno 13.
v MONROE, at Hiirsh’s Hotel, Juuo M and 10.
I 7 ’ UPPER ALLEN, at Culp’s Hotel, June 17.
LOWER ALLEN, at Heck’s Hotel, Juno 18.
NEW CUMBERLAND, at Starbaugh’s Hotel,
•■r- EAST PENNSBOROUGH, at Wilder’s Hotel,
June 20. and at Eli George’s Hotel dune 21.
- HAMPDEN, at A. L. Brlckor’s Hotel, June 2.>.
MECHANICBBURG, at George Bobb A Hons
••A- Hardware Store, June 21, 23 and 20.
/A CARLISLE, at Commissioner’s OfUce, Juno
;»S7, 28 and 80.
On all taxes unpaid on August Ist, FIVE per
Wjoent. will bo added. The Treasurer will receive
' :stnxes at hls olllce until the Ist day of September
■Unoxt. at which time duplicates ol all unpaid
• flaxes will bo Issued to the Constables of the re
spective boroughs and townships for collection.
$ ALSO, at the aamo times Met;
-.•flobants end Dealers can obtain MERCANTILE
V'ifijICBNCES of the County Treasurer. And all
j ‘iHucksters and Dealers In Marketing are hereby
to take out an annual HUCKSTERS
under the act of Assembly, approved
'cSi&tlio Ifcth day of May, 1800. GEO. 8088,
“t;>S 17«pl-Ut . 2Vcn.mrar of CitmhprUiuU County.
i rXtlce is hereby given that letters of admln
/'-*aislmUou on the estate Of Isaac Goodbart, lute o
■.vfpenn townahlp, deceased, have' been issued by
»“lho Register of Cumborlaud county to the sub
scriber" residing In Newton township. All rer
iaons Indebted to said estate are requested to
make payment, and those having claims will
present them for UOODH ,VHT,
17upl-6t* Administrator.
I J\ tlco la hereby glv en that letl ora of admluls
; uaUon on the estate of M. F, Gardner, late of
tho borough of Carlisle, deceased, have been ls
isued to Franklin Gardner,pisaid borough. All
rporsous Indebted to said estate will please make
payment, and those having claims will present
i them, duly authenticated,
fforsettlement. I*
17apl-(it - Administrator,
l l\ annolnted by the court of Common fleas
lot Cumberland county to distribute the balance
In the bands of Win. A. Frlimer, assignee of
: W. 8 Burkholder, will ,meet the parties Interes
ted for tho part oses of his appointment at hla
office. No. 0 West Main street. Carlisle, on
Thursday,the 12th day of Juno, 1873,at 10 o clock k
JSraoySt * Auditor,
Notice Is hereby given that letters of Ad
min latratlon on tho estate of Christian Glelm,
late of Mouroo townsnip, deceased, have been
eranted to tho undersigned, tho former residing
Konroo township, and tho latter in Oliver
Spring townshln. All persons therefore having
claims or demands against the estate °f
d n'« SMSKS
«,d those indebted hnme
-0 5 ’ M. L. HOOVER.
Bmay7B-ot* . Aim'rs.
A Notice la hereby givenillicit letters of Ad
ministration ou the estate of Mra.Murj C.iteep,
late of Penn township, deceased, have been
Kmuted to the undersigned, residing In Lariisie.
AH persona therefore having clalm« ordemands
against the estate of the said decedent, are re
quested to make the same known to the sam
undersigned without delay, and those Indebted
will make payment Immediately*
la hereby given that letters of Ad
ministration on the estate of Andrew B. Ifolgler,
late of the borough of Carlisle, deceased, have
been granted to the undersigned, residing la
said borough of Carlisle. All persons therefore
having claims or demands against the estate of
the said decedent, are requested to make the
same known to the said undersigned without
delay, and those indebted will make payment
immediately, ISABELLA A./LIGLI3H.
ImayGt Admuualratrix.
under the direction and control of the sub
scriber, all persona desiring to purchase lots In
it for burial purposes, or wishing any informa
tion, can bo accommodated by calling on her
at her residence, on Last High street, nearly
opposite the lientz House, or by calling at the
omcoof the late Wm.M. Penrose, in Hhoem’s
Hall. V. M. PEN HOSE,
improved Cucumber Wood
'urap, Tasteless, Durable, J2/H
-lent ami Cheap. The best
•amp lor the least money At
trition is ocpeclally Invited to
lalcbiey’H Talent Improved
(racket and now Drop Check
r alvo, which can bo withdrawn
rithout removing the Tump or
Isturblng the joints, Also, the
topper Chamber which nove
rucuaorßcoics, ami will outlast
my other, r’or sale by ithlne
unlth & Hupp,.Carlisle. Bend
for Catalogue and price list,
. Ciiak. O. Blatculby. Jilfr
Bept, 12—l GW Commerce fi}t„Phllft’
€he American lalonter
aa If , *
Open every (lay from !) A , il. to 3 1\ M,
Deposits Rkoeived of any sum Kuo si *i6 cents
By a resolution of tho Board of Directors U la
hereby Announced that on and and alter Febru
ary Ist, a Savings Fund Department will bo
opened In -connection with tho Farmers’ Bank,
This Savings Fund Is designed to meet a want
long felt In the community, by wnlch the Indus
trious and those of small means can save a por
tion of their weekly earnings, and as suras as
low ns 25 cents will he received every one can
become a depositor.
It la a great mistake to suppose that small
funw arc not worth saving. By the habit of saving
In little matters riches are acquired, and as
every one may become depositors, let (hem
come with small amounts; and cents will soon
become, dollars, and continually Increase. Let
none wait till they have something worth while,
something respectable, before they begin to save;
a bnglnnlng is the great point to be achieved.
. The attention of parents la called tothlsSav-
Ings Fund, as they may hero accumulate a fund
for their children, or by making them depositors
teaching them the advantages of the habit of
Depositors are not obliged to continue their
deposits longer than ihej may choose to do so,
but may withdraw Ibo whole or such part at
any time it may suit their own convenience.
Money deposited on or before tho first day of
January, April, July, and October will begin to
draw interest on those days, and will. be paid
semiannually, pn the first days of January and
July, and If uncalled for will'be added to the
principal and draw Interest tho same as the
original deposit.
Tho Bank is Intended as a place of safety for
keeping money as well as to encourage savings
by all classes.
For further particulars and circulars Inquire
at Farmers' Bank. * ,
. JanSO-73—tf
Something lew in Carlisle Againj
In which every person H interested more or Jess.
STORE. Just what has been wanted hero for
years bade.-
No> 91 South Hanover Street,
known as the "Blair Corner," at which place' found, at all times, a full and complete
assortment of r.. M kinds of
nd also a lull and complete assortment of
also a'full and complete assortment of
all of which will bo sold very low. Persons
wishing anything in the above line will do well
by colling and examining our goods heforo buy
ing elsowheie, as we feel sure we can give as
good satisfaction us any other house in the
place or elsewhere. Be sure (o give us a cull.
Don't forget the place, NO. 01 B. HANOVER
STREET, Blair's Corner, H. G. CARR,
. General agent for the sale of all kinds of Agrl
ulturnl Implements and Seeds, &c.
Go to the Cheap Clothing Store, No,’ 11 S.
Hanover Street, where you will llnd a large
assortment of
Ready. Made clothing
for men and boy's wear, all of which are of ray
own manufacture, made up In the vorr.latcsc
styles and by the host practical hands, which I
will sell cheaper than the cheapest. I have one
of the bfcst assortments of
kept In the town, consisting of Black, Blue and
Brown Cloths of all grades, Diagonal Coatings,
American and English Cherlots, Fancy Cassi
meres, Cottonades, <ftc., of all grades and styles,
which I will sell by the yard or cut and make
Into garments at the shortest notice and.on the
most reasonable terms/ Also a full assortment
Vents' 1 I’lirnishiny Goods !
which I am selling very cheap, Havlng.em
ploj od an extra cutler, I am fully prenared to
do Huy amount of work and give the business
my prompt attention. Those desiring to pur
chase good goods at reasonable prices, and have
them iimile npin tlio latest styles, will please
give* mo u call. Remember the place, between
iNUOKr’s Grocery aud Stroum & Co.’s Shoe
STom:, South Hanover Street, Carlisle.
Farmers, If you are looking for the best Com
bined Soli-Raking Reaper and Mower, your at
tehllon Is Invited to WHEELER’S IMPROVED
This machine you can rely upon, not only for
one season,- but for many years,'to do good work
with ease to your team and satisfaction to your
self. It will gather nnd' cut successfully the
worst lodged and tangled grain and crass. OW 1 -.
log to the great success wo met with lasi season,
we would advise all needing machines to call
early, so that all orders can bo filled. Call on
the undersigned and examine the machine, at
the Cumberland Valley wam-houßo. carllnlo.
Agent for Reapers aud Grain Separators, &o.
Bmay73-2m ■
On Saturday, the 2 ilh day of May, 1873,
Will be exposed to public sale, In front of the'
Court House, in, Carlisle, on the above day, at
ten o’clock, A. M,, that
situated on West North street, Carlisle, bound
ed on the North by L. F. Lyhe, on the Fast by
Jacob Jones, on the South by North street, aud
on tno West by an alley, measuring 21 feet front
on North street, and in depth 110 feet more or
less To bo sold as tho property of Mary C, Reep,
deceased. Terms made known on day of sale
Imay73-4t Administrator,
NOTICE.— I would inform my cus
tomers, here and abroad, that I will com
mence the pottllng of
and in counties where licence exists, also
Porter and Ale!
Tho business will bo conducted promptly, and
satisfaction wIJI bo given In every respect.
X*. S.—Beer and Ale can bo had at my Brewery
from live gallons aud upwards,
~1 cubing and Commission Merchants,
No. 21 South Hanover Sired, Carlisle.
They aro wbolesalo dealers la Hosiery, Li
nen ami Cotlon Handkerchiefs,' Shirt Fronts,
Hoad Nets, Cord Edge and Saffeta Ribbons, Vel
vet Itlbbou, Corsets, Gloves, Suspenders, Ties
and Bows, Laces. Edging, ItulUmg, Whlto Trim
ming. Paper Collars and Cuffs, Note, (’ay, Busi
ness, Letter and Wrapping Paper* Envelopes,
Paper Bags, Drugs, Hair Oil, Perfumery, Fancy
Soap, and an endless variety of Trinkets, Or
ders will receive prompt attention.
P. s.—All merchants are respectfully request
ed to come and examine our stock.
MADAME BOTE has just returned
from the city with a full Hue of
Millinery Goods !
and Is now hotter prepared than ever to offer to
her old customers and others a great variety
from which to mauo selection, Her goods aro
of the latest fashions, have boon selected with
groat care, and will be disposed of at reasonable
rates. Call, then, early, at Madam Rote's Mn>
No. to South Hanover street, Carlisle.
The undersigned, being desirous of reining
from the hotel business, offers the
In Carlisle, Pa., for rent. A favorable lease
will bo given to any person who will purchase
the furniture at a sacrifice. This HOTEL is
FI 11HT* CL ASS. and the Furniture all nearly
now, am! has a largo and constantly Increa
sing custom. Here Is a bargain seldom met
with, and Is worthy the attention ol • hotel
keepers. UEO, Z. BENTZ, Prop’r., Carlisle Fa.
A GENTS WANTED.—We waul oue
J\ good Agent in every township to sell our
Now and Immensely Popular Books and Engra
vings. Tho very largest commission paid. Those
now at work report great sales. Circulars and
all Inlorraatlon Fieo. Write to Worthington,
Dustin a Co., Hartford, Conn.
Sept. 'A)- om-fm ex-mar u-tlmtfc u
‘Y« call us savage—O, bo Just I
Our outraged Jeellngs scan;
4. voice comes.fortb, 'tin from the dust—
The savage was a man !’
I stand upon the utmost verge'
Of Freedom's last retreat,
And feel the everlasting surge
Still breaking at my foot—
The surge of pale-faced men that come
From every distant stand.
To find a refuge and aho me
In Freedom's chosen land.
’Twos Freedom's land In ages past,
Where, subject bdt to God,
In wilderness and prairie vast,
The untamed Indian trod;
Free as the mountain-stream that glides
Meandering to tho main,—
Free as the mountain-storm that rides
In fury o’er tho plain.
•Tls Freedom's still, totboso who wear
Its warrant in tbelr skin.
Though all tho darkest lorms they bear
Of slavery within.
*TIs Freedom's still—but not for us,
To whom, by deed from heaven,
With aged of unchallenged use,
Its broad domain was given.
All men, of every name and faith,
As with a right dovine,
Find shelter and repose beneath
Our fig-treo and our vino.
But we. the children of tho soil.
Our mighty and our brave; .
Abandoned to a ruthless spoil,
Hero only find a grave.
From post to post stilt driven back.
From realpi to realm-pursued,
We trace our alow retiring track
By tears, and graves, and blood
By wrongs, which to high heavon appeal
■ With prayer’s resistless power,
Wrongs that the pale-faced race shall feel
In heaven's avenging hour.
Execution of Susan Eberhart
On the afternoon of the Bth inat., an
order from Judges Clark waa received
by the Sheriff, to put a strong guard
around the jail, as it had been rumored
that an attempt would be made to res
cue the prisoner from jail. The Sheriff
had already done so, he himself antici
pating such a thing.. No attempt,
however, was made.
At 8 o’clock Friday morning, Bev.
J. H. Cawood visited the cell of Miss
Eberhart and held religious services.—
She was fully composed, manifested
bright hopes, was willing to die, and
tbonght il host that she should die than
At 11 o’clock a guard of forty men
assembled around tho jail, formed a
hollow square and marched to (he gal
lows. Tho prisoner and Sheriff
Matthews rode to the gallows together
in a buggy; the ministers were afoot.
Miss Eberhart was neatly dressed in
white small figured cambric finished
calico. This was furnished by the very
polite and accommodating Sheriff.—
Her hair plainly combed, two long
braids on eacli side, and ends tied to
gether, which hung down the back,
and wearing a “ calico sun-bonnet.”
On her way to tho gallows she told
the Sheriff she did not dread death in
the least; felt happy at the prospect of
soon being better off. Arriving at the
gallows, she alighted from tho buggy
seat and ascended the platform with
firm steps. The Bev. Dr. Cawood then
read to her the 88th and 130th psalms,
after which he addressed her a few
words of comfort, saying that he felt
the greatest confidence in tho genuine
ness of her conversion and confession of
faith. The venerable George Stapleton,
of Jefferson County, then offered up an
eloquent and earnest prayer to the
throne of grace in her behalf. Miss
Eberhart then look a farewell’ leave of
her friends, had no fears to die, but was
able to rejoice in this hour. Thanked
all who had in any way contributed to
her comfort while in prison, nnd.freely
forgave al! who had wronged her. She
felt in her heart that she loved all man-,
kind, and desired to meet them all in
peace in heaven.
She then ceased talking. The Sheriff
then stepped up to her and said:
“ Susan, are you ready ?”
She replied, ‘‘Yes, I’m ready,” and
walked firmly up the steps and sided
on the platform while the Sheriff ad
justed tho rope and black cap with
great tremor. Susan said, “ the lope is
too tight around my neck,; I do not
want to ho choked to death.” He then
loosened it slightly, and said: “ Susan,
put your hands behind you.” She did
so, and he tied them. He then asked:
“are you ready ?” She meekly replied:
“Yes, ready, and willing!”
At precisely 11:30 o’clock the plat
form dropped. The fall was five feet;
she struggled but little, and in fifteen
minutes she was pronounced by the at
tending physicians to be dead; and was
cut down from the gallows in nineteen
minutes. Her neck was not broken.
The doctors made an effort by the
use of an electric battery to revive her,
but failed.
None of her kindred were present.—
The body was placed in a neat coffin
and conveyed to her father’s bouse,
and was interred in tho Baptist Church
The conduct of Miss Eberhart on the
platform was truly sublime and touch
ing, and moved those who witnessed it
in melting tears.
The day that Susan Eberhart was
hung was the saddest ever witnessed in
Georgia. A few hours before tho exe
cution tho heavens seemed to weep at
the solemn tragedy that was about to
be enacted, for the rain descended in
torrents and all around was clothed in
darkness. Immediately after tho exe
cution tho bright sun made its appear
ance and all nature seemed again to
wear her beautiful apparel.
From her statement, which she had
written, she says she did nothing in tho
terrible tragedy except being present
and handing Spann tho handkerchief
when ho called for it to fill his wife’s
mouth; that sho arose from her bed,
accompanied by him, being held by the
hand, and this was done at his com
mand, through compulsion and fear.—
That sho begged and entreated him not
to kill his wife. He said he would, if
he hanged for it in five minutes after
wards, and that he forced her to do
what she did, and that he also forced
her to go off with him, She bogged
him in bitter tears to leave her, but he
said, “if you dou’t go I’ll pick you up
and take you offand all along the
the journey she begged him to let her
go back home.
She says she made no such confessions
ns her captives swore to on the trial,
and If the actual truth, had been given
in testimony,, whatever might have
been her punishment she 'would not
have been hanged; but considering her
condition, she thought it beat that she
should suffer death, ns she was perfect
ly prepared to go.
She was executed on the same gal
lows and with the same rope that
Spann was recently.
Thus ends the career of a poor, friend
less and unfortunate young woman.—
Whatever her faults may have been,
let them sleep with her in the grave-
While in prison waiting tho execu
tion of her awful sentence, she whiled
away the solitary hours by making
friends of the rats that had access to her
cell. A gentleman called to see her a
few days before her execution, and
after some conversation with her, told
her that he had understood- that she
had some pet rats. She answered
affirmatively, and he then told her he
wanted to see them. She tapped on
the floor; when out of their holes came
the rats, until no less than fourteen of
them had answered the call. They
climbed upon her lap, and tip to her
shoulders and crawled about over her
head, suffering her to caress and handle
them as she pleased, and not one of
them manifested the smallest symp
tons of alarm.
It is sad to think of the loneliness and
misery which induced the poor woman
to make pets of aninmls that are usual-,
ly considered so obnoxious; but no
doubt they were a comfort to her in her
desperate condition, and their friend
ship solaced many hours that would
have been burdened with unutterable
.pain. Possibly they were' the only
friends she had, and will miss her
more than any of her fellow-creatures
will. Altogether it is a very curious
A n A ivf u I Bevel at I on!
Discover}’ of a Murderer’* Don
Containing Sight Victims.
The Kansas City (Mo.) Times contains
Hie following account of a dreadful affair
already alluded to in our news columns.
What follows hi .its facta may read like
the recital of some horrible dream,
wherein nightmare • mirrors upon the
distempered brain a countless number of
monstrous and unnatural things, yet
what is set down in the narrative is as
true as the sun:
On the Olh of March, Dr. William H.
York, the brother ol that other York,-fa
mous now for his penetration of the guil
ty secrets of Pomeroy and his betrayal
in the supreme moment of the bena'orlal
crisis of the trusts confided to his keeping
left Fort Scott, on horseback, for his*
home in Independence, Kansas. Ho did
not come home. His friends watched
and walled for him, his family prayed
and prayed for him, the talk of the town
dealt day after day with him, expectation
at last deepened into downright earnest
ness about him, until on the 28th of
March the Xiawrence IriOune gave a brief
account of the mysterious disappearance.
All at mice thereafter all the papers in
the State took up the tale of his journey,
of hla non-urrlvai, of the fears of foul
play, and of all the little details ami cir
cumstances that might go to show that
he had been murdered. The most thor
ough search k nown to finite skill was at
once commenced. His neighbors turned
out en maesc . His brother, Colonel A.
M. York, rested neither by day nor night
in his labors, but followed what seemed
to him a trail with the tenacity of an In
dian and the devotion of a saint.’ Ho
was traced to Cherryvale, hut no further
Cherryvale la a small town on the Leav
enworth, Lawrence and Galveston rail
road, and is in Labette county, about lifty
miles from the south line of the State.
To the south of 'Cherryvale, some two
miles or less, stands a frame bouse, hav
ing in Irout a largo room, where the
meals were served, and in the rear a
sleeping room, furnished with two beds
and some scant additional furniture be
sides. William and Thomas Bender liv
ed in this house with their wives. To
the right of the dwelling house was an
out-house, and In the rear was an enclos
ed garden of possibly two acres. The
search seemed to end suddenly at Cher
ryvale. Suspicion, if ever entertained,
fell upon no one. There were various
surmises; conjectures and expressions of
opinion. Wm. Bender, the eldest of the
brothers, had a wife who was u Spiritual
ist. The balance of the Benders called
her a medium. The neighbors, a sbe
devil. She was forty-two, with iron gray
hair ragged, at the ends and thin
over her temples. Her eyes were steel
gray and hard. All the household feared,
dreaded her, obeyed her, and as the se
quel proves, did the devil's work for her
beyond all the atrocious devil’s work ev
er done in Kansas. Time wentalqwly
by, and a man riding in one day from
the prairie saw no smoke arising from
Bonder’s chimney. The windows were ■
down, tin* doors were closed, there was
no sign of life anywhere. This man,
however, In riding by u pen to the left of
the house, saw a dead calf In the lot, and,
upon further investigation, and with the
practical eyes of a practical farmer, used
In guessing the weight of live stock upon
the hoof, ho knew that the calf hud died
of starvation. Then the truth came, a*
an overflow comes to a Kansas creek, all
of a sudden and overwhelming. Such a
death suggested 'flight, bight meant
guilt, and the nature of tue guilt was
surely murder. He galloped into Cher
ryvale and related what he had seen, i
The town aroused itself. A party was
organized instantly and set out for the ,
Bender mansion. Then it was remember
ed that about two weeks before this—soy
somewhere near the 2-ltU of April—Win.
Beffcler had sold to some persons either
In or near Cherry vale, a watch, Dome
clothing of lino character, two mules,
and, perhaps, a shot gun or two, and
some pistols. - How did he come by
these? If the' dead could speak the
question might bo answered. The party
from Cherryvalo arrived. The front
room of the house was carefully searched.
Then came the back room. Tho beds
were removed. In tits flight the elder
Bender had left everything untouched.
Not even tho doors were locked, though
such bad been the reputation of the she
devil that the premises stood as safe from
Intrusion.ns If protected by o devil in re
ality. After the beds had been removed
one of the parly noticed a slight depres
sion In the floor, which, upon olo.ier ex
amination, revealed' a trap door upon
binges; This was immediately lifted up,
and !n the gloom a jilt outlined itself,
forbidding, cavernous, unknown. Lights
were procured, and some of the men de
scended. They found themselves in an
abyss shaped like a well, some six feet
deep, and a-out live feet in diameter.
Hero and there little damp places could
be seen us If the water had come up from
the bottom .or been poured down from
above. They groped about over these
splotches and held up a handful to the
light. The ooze smeared itself over their
palms and dripped through their Augers.
It was blood. The party had provided
themselves with a long sharp rod of iron
which they drove Into the ground In ev
ery direction at the bottom of the pit,
but nothing further rewarded their
search, and they came away to examine
the garden in the rear of the house. Al
ter boring, or prodding, ns it were, for
nearly an hour, tiro rod was driven down
into a spat, and when it was withdrawn
something that looked, like matter ad
hered to the point. Shovels were at once
set to work, and in a few moments a
corpse was uncovered. It hud been bu
rled upon Its face. The flesh had drop
ped away from tire legs. .There,was no
colfiii, no winding sheet, no preparation
fur the grave, nothing.upon the body but
an old shirt, torn in places and thick with
damp and. decay. The corpse was ten
derly disinterred, and laid upon its back
in the full light of the soft April sun.
One look of horror Into the ghastly facet
festering and swollen, and a dozen voices
cried out In terror: “It is Dr. York!”
And it was. He had been hurled’in a
shallow hole’,'with scarcely two feet of
dirt over him. Had he been murdered,
and how ? They examined him closely.
Upon the back of his head and to the left
and obliquely from his right ear, a terri
ble blow had been given withn hammer.
The skull had been driven into tho brain.
Strongmen turned away from the sick
ening sight with a shudder. Others
wept. A coflln was procured for Dr.
York’s body, and his brother, utterly
overwhelmed, sat by the ghastly remains
as one upon whom the hand of death had
been laid. Ho could not bo comforted.
But the horrible work was not yet com
pleted. The iron rod was again-put in
requisition, until six. more graves were
discovered, live of which contained'each
a corpse, and tho •dxllv, containing two,
•an old man and a little girl. Some were
in the ipat stages of decomposition, and
others, not so far gone, might have boon
identified if airy among the crowd had
known them in life, .Collins were pro
vided for all, and again was tlie search
renewed. It was past midnight when
our informant left, but three more graves
hud been discovered, each supposed to
contain a corpse, although they had not
been opened, The whole country is
aroused. Couriers and telegiama have
been sent in every direction with de
scriptions of the Benders, and It fa not
thought possible that they can escape.
With the crowd at the grave was n man
named Brockman who was .supposed to
know something about the murders. Fu-
rious .meu laid hold upon him at once
and strung him up to a beam in the
house. His contortions were fearful.
His eyes started from their sockets, and a
livid hue came to his face that was appal
ling. Death was within reach of him
when he was out down. “Confess ! Con
fess!” they yelled, but lie said nothing.
Again he was jerked from his. feet, and
again was the strong body convulsed
with the death throes. Again resuscita
ted, ho once more refused to open his
mouth. He did not appear to understand
what was wanted of him. The yelling
crowd, th c mutilated and butchered dead,
the llickeringaud swirling torches splut
tering in the night wind, the stern, set
faces of his.executioners, all, all passed
before him as a dreadful phantasmagoria
which dozed him and struck him speech
less. For the third time they swung
him up, and then his heart could not bo
felt to beat, and there was no pulse at
his wrists. “He is dead,” they said. But
ho was not dead.- The night air revived
him at last, and he war permitted to
stagger away in the darkness as one who
was drunken or deranged. Six butcher
ed human beings were brought forth
from their bloody graves, and three oth
ers are yet to, be uucoverfed. It is thought
that more graves will yet be discovered.
The pit under the trap door was made to
recieve the body when first struck down
by the murderer's hammer. All tbo
skulls were crushed, and all at nearly
Iho same place. One of the corpses was
so horribly mutilated as to make the sex
even a matter of doubt. The little girl
was probably eight years of age, and bad
long sunny hair, and some traces of beau
ty on a coun teuance that was not entire
ly disfigured by decay. Nothing like
this sickening series of crimes has ever
been recorded in the whole history of the
country. People for hundreds of miles
are flocking into Cherryvale, and enor
mous rewards are to be offered for the ar
rest of the murderers. It is supposed
that they have been following their hor
rible work for years. Plunder is the'ao-
cepted cause. Dr. York, it is said, hud a
large sum of money on bis person, and
that lie stopped at the house either to
feed ills horse or get a Brink of water.
While halting for either ho was dealt the
Mow which killed him in an ,'instant.
Kvury one who knew him liked him.
'IVr following upecial despatch, received
,a midnight, gives some further horrible
pin i nuilar*
“CiiKUiiWALii, Kan., May 8, 11 .SO ?.
M.— Seven more bodies have been taken
up, hi -ides that of Dr. York, with three
graven \w untouched. Six of those
have been identified. H. Longchosand
child, eighteen mouths old, was identl
lied by his father-in-law. The body of
W. F. M’Carthy has also been identified,
Ho was boru In 1848, and served during
tho war Id company D, 123 d Illinois vol-
I unteer Infantry. Borne men from How
' ard county Identified the body of D.
Brown. Ho had a silver ring on the Utllo
finger of hia left hand, with tho initials
of his name engraved thereon. The
body of John Geary was identified by his
wife, from Howard county, whose terri
ble grief over the remains of her husband
was heartrending. All had been' killed
by blows on tho back of tho head with a
hammer. The throats of all bad been
cut except that of the little girl. The
whole ground will be dug up to find
more graves. The excitement is Increas
ing hourly, Some suspected parties will
be arrested to-night."
Parsons, May 12. Reports from the
scene of thb Bender murders, say that
three more graves have been discovered
yesterday, over three thousand people
wore on the ground. There was an in
tense excitement all over the country,
nearly all the bodies of the dead weie in
decently mutilated. It’s considered cur
tain the little girl was thrown alive into
tho grave with her father. There Is no
mark of violence .found on her body
lIOIV. J. S. 81-ACK’S
The Convention having resolved itself
into tho committee of the whole on the.
report of the Committee on Legislation,
Judge Black arose aiid spoke as follows :
Mk, Chairman : This is a subject upon
which I speak with great reluctance. But
lam deeply anxious about it. Ido most
devoutly believe that the destiny of this
Commonwealth, and perhaps that of (lie
whole country, depends upon the decision
to which this CouventUm may come. I
beg a brief hearing. It will be admitted
that the legislative function is by far the
most Important one In any free govern
ment. Uis the supremo power of the
Male. All others are insignificant in
comparison to it, inasmuch ua nil the
others are bound to obey its-will. The
Executive is absolutely controlled by-it
in all lb© details of his administration.
It marts out the path in which he shall
walk, and it is able to punish him severe
ly for any departure from It. The Legis
lature cannot appoint the judges; but It
can do more it can command them what
they shall do after they are appointed.
AH the legal justice \ve get Is manufac
tured at the seat of government and sent
down in hulk to the courts where it is
distributed among tho people according
to the wants and merits of each Individ-
ual, Tho Legislature regulates the prac
tice of the courts, makes and unmakes the
rules of evidence, and furnishes the stan
dard of decision for every cause. It de
linos ail public offenses, and supplies the
remedy lor every private wrong. Ail
rights and ail obligations are protected,
and enforced in the way that It describes,
and cannot be either protected or en
forced at all without Us aid and assis
tance. The members of the'Legislature
are the custodians and trustees of all pub*
lie property. They cun sell it, or give it
away, or they cun increase - It by making
additional purchases. Thu taxing power
enables them to descend, as deep at. they
please into the pockets of tho people of
every class, and it has absolute control,
and appropriates all the revenue after if
is collected., .What is still a higher con-
aideration, they are the guaidimiH of pub
lic -morality. It depends upon them
whether virtue shall bo promoted, or vice
or crime be encouraged. The theory Is
that the Legislature, being the supreme
power of the State, commands what is
right and prohibits what is wrong, and,
in a certain sense, the mere com maud or
prohibition does of itself make it right
or wrong; What we are taught in the
Bible ia certainly true, that they who
frame iniquity into u - law,, compel the
people to become . worker-j of iniquity,
The time was. Mr; Chairman, when the
State of Pennsylvania, then a mere col
ony, containing, perhaps, leas than tllly
thousand inhabitants, had a reputation
throughout the earth for independence,
justice, peace and good order—for every
thing that goes to make up the happi
ness of an organized society. Tin re was
ho portion ot the world from which the
eyes of the best and' wisest men were not
turned in admiration towaids this com
munity. All this resulted from the wise
and just system of laws adopted by the
illustrious founder'of the colony. We
lost our character as fast as we abandon
ed the principles upon which the early
settlers'conducted their legislation. As
we can trace the grandeur, honor, and
the high reputation of the State to the
just laws of iho eailieat time, so we can
read the history of her shame and her
misfortunes in the statute books of u later
period. If we can now but unite the
high Cone of public morality which per
vaded our legislation in the bettor days
of the Blute with the wealth and science
of the present generation, then you may
hope to see this Commonwealth set high
er than ever, the envy and example ot all
the world. Without infusing, into our
now Constitution something that will
have that effect, at least in u degree, our
institutions must, betore a very long
time, rot to pieces. What wo'want above
all things upon the earth Is honest legis
lation ; and when I say we want it, 1 use
the word in the double sense of needing
it, and lacking it. After all that has
been said upon this door, it cannot be
denied that the Legislature of the .State
of Pennsylvania has habitually and con
stantly, for the last twenty-five years or
more, betrayed the trust reposed In its
members,* and this has gone bo fur, that
wo must have reform if wo would not see
our institutions perish before our eyes.
The.horrible character and extent of the
evil, will be appreciated when you recall
the solemn words of the gentleman from
Dauphin, (Mr. MoVeugh,} the chairman
of the Committee on Legislation. His
position in this Convention, to say noth
ing of his character and conscience,
would make him extremely cautious not
to be guilty, even of the slightest exag
geration, upon so grave and important a
topic. He told us that corruption of the
Legislature was a cancer at the heart of
the State, which was eating its very life
away. Another gentleman, the delegate
from i£rie, (Mr. Walker,) without in
tending at all to be condemnatory, but
rather .the reverse, declared that it was
no use to swear the members of the Leg
islature, because they were, to his cer
tain knowledge, so utterly degraded that
they would take the ouin and immedi
ately lay perjury upon their souls, with
out scruple and without hesitation. 1
believe him, for he certainly knows
whereof he affirms. The evil fame of
this thing has gone forth through the
length and breadth of the country, inas
much as iho gentleman from Indiana,
(Mr. Harry White,) the chairman of the
Committee on Legislation, vouchee for
this statement: That one of his col
leagues in the Senate was traveling in
Connecticut, and it became known that
he was a member of our Legislature
that fact aloue raised a presumption
against his honesty so violent, that there
was some hesitation about letting him
go into an unoccupied room, lost the por
table property lo be found there might
disappear when ho went out. There was
a time when membership of our State
Legislature was a passport to honor and
admiration every where—from a Parisian
drawing-room lo the cottage of a pea
sant. Now that hame Legislature ia a
stench in the nostrils of iho whole world.
The cry against this corruption comes
up, not only from every part of this
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house, but from every quarter of the com*
monweallh, it Is borne to us ou the
wings of every wind. In his speech of
this morning, the gentleman from In
diana, (Mr. Harry White,) acknowledg
ed that the universal demand for are
form of these abuses had brought this
Convention together, and without that
it would never have been called. Nor is
it a mere popular clamor. It is founded
upon incoutestlblo facts which iiave
passed into tho domalu of history, and
will stand there forever. As long ago as
1830, the Bank of the United States push
ed Its charter through the Legislature,
partly by direct bribery, and partly by a
base combination of private interests,
which were openly and shamelessly
avowed upon the face of the bill itself.
The speculation exploded in tho course
of a short time ; but it scattered destruc
tion everywhere, and brought desolation
tb n thousand firesides. It disgraced the
character of the State —destroyed her
credit—reduced her public securities to
forty cents on tho dollar —branded ber
with repudiation, and made her name a
hissing by word among all the nations.
The perpetrators of, that atrocious out
rage were never called to aoyj*account,
and their impunity was uu invitation to
all others to go ami do likewise. For
years afterwards the' other banka, com
bining themselves together, corrupted
the Legislature ami robbed the public ac
cording to the statutes in such case made
and provided. In process of lime anoth
or.cluss of corporations grew up, compos
ed of more adventurous .men, with larger
.capital, ami with a more plausible claim
to public favor. I think that everybody
who bus looked at die history of our rail
road system will admit that in its origi
nal organization it was intended Tor good
and proper purposes. It promised neces
sary improvements which could not have
beeu made In' any other way. One of
them', organized to 'make a road from
Harrisbmg to Pittsburg, undertook tbo
duty under a cbm ter, every part of which
is marked with cautious wisdom. If that
company had been kept within tho lim
its originally assigned to it, its career
must have beeu entirely beneficent. But
its organization gave it an influence upon
the Legislature which it used unspuilug-
Jy. It swallowed up nearly all the pro
perty that the Stale ever bad. ItTook it
'substantially as a gift; UuMive or six
millions it paid was no consideration for
the filly 01 sixty millions it got.’’ But that,
is uot;a!l—the gift of this immense do
main Wa- lujowed by a.surrender, upon
the part ot the Commonwealth, of-her
right to collect her own revenue,amount
ing to,millions more, and wnlch belong
ed to her us much as the purse in your
pocket belongs to you.
MK. Cuylkk. My friend alludes to the
repeal of the tonnage tax. 1
Mu. Black. 1 do ; the learned gentle
man understands mo rightly. I refer to
that fatal, that perfidious statute which
the Legislature, the looby and the. rail-,
road company conspired to pass, disarm
ing the Slate of her just right to collect
tho duly which was her own, of three
mills upon each ton of produce curried.
It was a terrible wrong—for it ground tbe
face'of labor to pour a great stream of
wealth into the imperial treasury of a
corporation which had no claim or right
to do it. By such dereliction of duty on
tiie part of the Legislature, that corpora
tion has grown so mighty that lla little
finger is thicker than the loins of tho
Commonwealth which created it. 1 do
not say that it bestrides your narrow
State like a Colossus, for the undent Co
lossus of Xlhodes was but the image of a
pigmy In comparison, to this. Colossus of
rullioads. Her stride' is across the con
tinent from-oceuu to ocean. Her head is
In the clouds, and the arms of her gigan
tic power stretch out ou either side uom
one horizon to the other. L hope my
good and most amiable friend from the
city, (Mr. Cuyler.) will lake no excep
tion to what 1 urn saying. I would fain
speak no evil, either ol him or his clients.
L know that he never tumpeied with the
Legislating, and never udviseu anybody
else to do so. On his brow such » shame
as Unit won Id he shame to all.. Nor'am
1 uouiphtlulug.uf ilie corporalum Uittn
soives, I tv 111 take It lor glvnlMl, it he
asserts H, that there la not a loan In long
ing to, the . Penney Ivauia lailroail. that
would not run away, from any prtjpowi
lion to make money horn 11 or by u. He
may Bay, If lio .pleases, that tlioy have
impoverished themselves by going about
to do good for the public, dr that if they
have a little more than- their share of
wealth, It baa been thruat upon them
against their will. Hut this '1 do say,
that the several Legislatures which have
stripped me aud my lullow-citizeoa ol
our ht.-t lights, to clothe this corporation
with imperial power, were treacherous to
their duty and barely unfaithful to their
high . trusts.' Other corporations have
powers similarly bestowed and nearly as
great. Four ol them have hud the ad
vantages of the loose legislation at Har
risburg, bo ub to secure monopolies u
thousand lold more oppressive limn that
which made the mime of Sir Giles
Overreach infamous in the dramatic lit
erature of England. What was the ex
clusive privilege of selling sweet wines
in the reign of Elizabeth compared to
tho power which puts its own price up
on every basketful of anthracite coal
that is consumed in a country like this?
All of the companies represented in this
body- nay, my friend on the left, (Mr.
Govvan,) need not protest. Ido not say
that the Heading railroad is represent
ed here. He represents tho same con
stituent body that Ido ; he is as faith-
ful as I am ; and we are both as true us
steel. But X have some Idea that my
learned friend on tho right, (Mr. Cuy
ler,) is or was oneo connected—most
honorably of course —with the Penn
sylvania railroad as counsel.
Mit. Coyler. Mr. Chairman : I beg
1 to remind my learned friend that I
have had his assistance in that capacity.
Mr. Black. True; those gentle
men, or some of them, have been my
clients, and I desire to speak respect
fully of thorn for that reason, if for no
other. They have been, and they pro
bably will bo again, when they have a
perfectly good and just case, and want
a thoroughly honest lawyer; (Laugh
ter and applause.) But, Mr. Chairman,
tho unfaithfulness of tho Legislature is
the subject with which we are dealing.
Let us pass to another point in the ar
raignment. Alter the corporators were
through with her, site had left to her
about nine million dollars—the rem
nant of a once magnificent fortune.
That sum was deposited in what was
called the sinking fund. It was placed
there with special care. It was hedged
around with constitutional interdicts.
It was declared with tho utmost solem
nity in the fundamental law itself that
it should be applied to no other pur
pose than the payment of tho public
debt. Yet a combination of private in
terests was organized to rob the State of
this last residium. A ring was formed
—the Legislature and the lobby gave It
their united sanction; they dived into
tho sinking fund, and caiuo up with
three millions in their hands. The grab
was nearly successful; it was defeated
only by tlie interposition of tho Gover
nor’s veto. These are only a few of the
instances in which the Legislature has
proved treacherous. 1 have not men
tioned ono in a hundred. Nor have I
selected the worst cases. Let any gen
tleman who wants fuller information
look at tho two papers made by Mr.
Jordan, the late Secretary.
Tho wholo system, according to bin de
scription of it, is saturated with corrup
tion from tho crown to the toe. It has
gone so fur that the votb power is utterly
iucapable of stopping It. Be declares
that if the Governor would try to stop it,
combinations would be made against
Him, aud render him as powerless as tho ;
driver of a ruunawuy team after bis reins
are broken.
But there la one fact staled by him,
which will astound you when It la men
tioned. He says that the ofllce of Treas-
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For Executors’ and Adu
For Auditors' Notices,
For Assignees' and similar N(
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For Announcements flvo cent
less contracted for by the year.
For Uuslacss and Special Not
per Him.
Double column adyci Jbc
uror la the moat lucrative hot ho Htiilf.
Its profit* muat, therefore, exceed the
enormous sums received h.v theolllcers of
the Btnto House row In this city. Tills,
ho eaya, Induces a regular scramble for
the treaaureship ou the first week of ev-.
ery session; and th'eu ho adds that Ihe
votes which elect the Treasurer are no
toriously bought by the successful candi
date. The slgulllcance of that simple
statement of the Secretary will hardly, ho
understood without a little reflection.
Remember that the' Treasurer la paid by
a flxed salary. '
-Mit. Howaiiii. Five thousand dollars
por annum.
Mu. Black. So man hojding that
office can, by any possibility, make out
of it one cent beyond !lioss,oooallowed
him by law, without being guilty of,
some act us dishonest as the plainest
stealing that ever was done by a com
mon thief. Yet, sjmfehow, the Treu
surer ol tlio State gets off from his
ofllee enough to buy up a majority of
the Legislature, and alter making all
the deductions necessary for his ro-im
bursement of that expense, there is
enough left in his own pocket to enrich
him beyond any other officer. These
things, mind you, are not all done at
once. The Treasurer does not take all
of this sum at one grab; nor does he
buy up the members wholesale, lie
lias to mako a separate bargain will),
each individual. If you could suppose
one o I these Treasurers to be con
victed of every distinct offense that'ho
lias been guilty ef in a year, and then
suppose him to be sentenced according
to law, upon each conviction, what
would become of jjim? At the most
moderate calculation you cun mako, it
woulp take him at least fifteen hundred
years to serve his time out in the peni
tentiary, [laughter,] and for a portion
of that period he would bo accompanied
by a majority of the members of [he
Legislature. [More laughtoff] These
are the men that are etrusted with the
collection and expenditure of all your
revenue, with the control of all your
public affairs, and with the power
which gives or withholds security to
your lives and property.
But, Mr. Chairman, I do not know
that we ought to members of
the Legislature 100 severely. Some
thing ought to be allowed for the
temptations witli which they are sur
rounded. They walk among snares,
and pit-falls; and man traps. In fart
they do not represent ns. Wo are not
governed by the men we send there.—
Our masters are the members pf the
lobby.' They are organized into a third
House whoso shadow is overpowering
and omnipotent. They propose the
laws that suit themselves and the in
terested parties who send them there.
The other Houses simply register their
decrees. That our rights and liberties
should be in such disgusting in
the extreme, for they are generally the
most loathsome miscreants on the face
of the earth.
iffy friend irora Dauphin, (Mr. .i,c-
Veigh.j spoke of legislation under the
figure of a stream, which, he said,
ought always to flow with crystal wa
ter. It is true that the Legislature is
the fountain from which the current
our aocial.aud political life must run, or
we must bear no life ; hut as it now. is,
wo keep it merely as “a cistern for loul
toads to knot and gender in.” He has
described the tree of liberty, as,his
poetic fancy sees it, in the good time
coming, when weary men shall rest
under its shade, and singing.birds shall
inhabit its branches and. make must
agreeable music. But what Id.-the con
dition of that ticu how? Weary tiieu
do, indeed, rest uuder it, but they rest
in their unrest, and the longer they re
main theta the more weary they be
come. And tho birds—it is not the
wood-lark, nor the lb rush, nor the
nightingale, nor any of tho musical,
tribe that inhabit the branches of our
tree. Tho foulest birds that wing the
air have made it their roosting place,
and their obscene droppings cover all
tlie plains about them ; the kite, with
liis beak always sharpened for some
cruel repast; tho vulture, ever’ready
to swoop upon his prey ; tho buzzard,
digesting ids filthy meal and watching
foe tho moment when he can gorge
himself upon the prostrate carcass ol
tho Commonwealth. And the raven
is hoarse that sits there croaking de-
spair to all who approach for any clean
or honest purpose.
Mr. Chairman, this state of things
cannot go on without bringing Us to
utter destruction. It is getting worse
and worse, and our institutions must
utterly perish if wo do not stop this
mischief. Wo may preserve tho forms
of republican government, but the sub
stance wilt pass away and with it will
depart all that is perfect in politics, all
that is pure in morals, ali that makes
life, liberty and properly secure; all
that makes existence in a free country
worth having.
A fellow who was “ paying atten
tion” to a girl, stole down to the
kitchen where site was at work the
other morning, thinking to see what
kind of a housekeeper she was. He
got interested as he stood behindadoor
all unobserved, watching tho fair one
at her toil, and in tho ardency of his
observations ho intruded his nose into
a crack in tlie door. She innocently
shut tlie door suddenly, and there was
,a mashed bugle. Ho .now wears It in ft
A Wisconsin school teacher, when a
pupil is disqbedlent, idle, or refractory,
admluiEters to the delinquent a dose of
castor oil. Hoeayssucb treatment ought
to render the scholars "dose’ile.” He
evidently needs a quart or so himself
A Youth of eighteen and a maiden of
fourteen eloped from a town in Chatnqmi
county last week, and were married at
midnight. They were driven to this ob
jectionable expedition by the stern oppo
sition of a venerable heartless parent
aged thirty-five years.
Mamma.— “ And If poor mamma had
not recovered, and hod gone away from
her little Georgy forever, what would be
have done?” Little Georgy—"l don't
know, mu, but I guess me an’ Jimmy
Qinnls would have gone skating!"
A Minister took for his text—” Tho
flesh, the world, aud the devil,” and in
formed his astonished audience that he
should "dwell briefly in tlie flesh, pass
rapidly oyer the world, uud basteu as
fast as he could to the devil.”
A German in Buffalo fell into a beer
vat tho other day and was drowned.
Ho drank us hard as lie could to save
himself, aud would have succeeded had
not a flouting cork choked him.
A little boy in school gavo one of
tho best definitions over given of econ
omy—“ Baring potatoes thin.”
Old Bittersnap thinks tho lock-jaw
among tho female sex is not ns common
as it might be to advantage.
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