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CS. RTrS - SELL'S •
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mirls-701f. TOWANDA, PA.
CHAS. M. HALL, ' ) •
, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW AND4CATICE OF PEACE.
t TOWANDA, PA.
Post Itcsutosucit. IN RELIABLE COMPANIES.
Office over DiVtotes harness store: Nov. 21, •?8.
RELIABLE AND FIRE TRIED
March 16, '74 0 H. BLACK.
V D. PAYNE, M. D.„
- PnrsiczAN AND SPRGipS.
Office over Montanyes` Store. Offare hours from 10
4012, A. V, and from: to 1, p. Y. Special attention
`Trento direasee of the Eye mid Ear..oet.l9.'76tf.
W. R - Y AN ,
Office day last Sat arday ot each month, over Turner
Gordon's Drug Store, Towanda, ra.
Towanda, June 04:1 STS.
ELSBREE & SON,
N. C. ELSERSIL
pm.N TINGS. ..
. PORTRAITS AND I, ANDSOA PES
• iPainied to order at any price 'rum 11.1 to pan.
011 Paintlnp fie-Painted. Ite-Touched, or changes
made as desired.
All lirork. done In the highest style of the Art.
JOItAN F. BENDER.
Tow Ands; Fa.. April-I& WS
T ROGALSKI, . .
A.• . _
Employed With M. Hende\nan for the past four
years, begs, leave tcs , annonnite to bis friends and
the mile generally that he tas rvmoved to the
Roston 98-Cedt Store, one door F uth of the Firstl
National Bank , and opened ash
'W o - for the repair
of 'Watches . Clocks. Jewelry. &c. All work war
'ranted to give entire satisfaction: (Apr47B,
Av. , J. YOUNG,
TTolli: EY-A AW,
Office—seccind door Kta" of the'First
Bank Matn St, up 'pairs..
Ce—Rooms formerly occupied by Y. M. C. A
WILLIAMS it ANGLE,
OFFICE: Formerly occupied by Win. Watkins,
(0ct.)1177) E. J. Ac6L E.
H. N. WILLIAMS
TO ANDA, PA.
Diet Brad. Co
MASON & HEAD,
Towanda, Pa. over Bartlett & ey,Vain-nt
G. Fit anow. ra9l7]
T l ' L.HILT IS
1 4 J. 4 9
TOW AN DA, PA.
A TTott x 6Y-AT -L A W.
51 AtiiPtrret (4 door's north of Ward i(ouse). To..
wand . h, Pa. (April 12, 1M77.
11. THO3IPSON; ArronNEY
• • ` AT LAW, WYALUSING, PA. Will attend
tali business entrusted to bis care . In Bradford,
- e't.buillvast and Wyoming Countlea. Office with Esq.
Porter. . rnori4.74.
Arroix N ET •AT•L
, WILK V.S:.B AMIE, PA
4 :ollectlons proniptty attended
T oII- W.M IX,
ATTO . IMCV-AT-LAW .0,:111 V. S.. COXVIAsIONXIt.
TOW A N,DA, PA.
Office—Nona Stde Publle Square.
Jail. I, ISIS
A.VIVAS & CAR'ACHAN,,.
SOITT`I SIPA OF, %CAI D nousE.
- Dee RS-71. , T.ow \ ANDA, ' PA.
flft. S. M. WOODBUR I ,\Physi
1, elan and Surgeon. oak Fe. crver 0. A.4llacre
Towanda, May 1, WNW.
3tsce In Wood's Block, first door noun' of the - Flair
National bank, up-antra.
3. T. MA DILL. clans:nay] J. IV. CALIIFF."
GRIDLEY & PAYNE,
I 6ciuth side Mercur litoek frowns formerly occupied
by Davies Y eatuochub),
Arron sity-ATA Air.
TOW AN D A. PA.
OVERTON tt MERCITR,
'• • TOWANDA. P
Osee over Nelitaioyes Store. •
D'A. OVERTON. RODNEY A. MEROUR.
W M. MA?LWELL,
r -4, TOW ANDA, PA.
metre over Dayton's Store.
April 12,1117 e. .
pkT ( RICK & FOYLE,
Once, la linear. Black: .
J . ANDREW, WILT,
Offee crier Crow nook Mice, two , doors moth of
Sumas t LowTowanda. Pa. -May be consoltod
if Gerona. (April Is,
TIVERTON & SANDERSON,
ATToiNET-AT-LAw,. . .
N.'o.VioriroX, as. JOHN V.SANDIMBOIII,
• 1 .. 17 .
B. KELLY, Drawly/L.—Office
• poet 31f. E. Rosendeles, Towanda. Ts:
Teeth inserted on Gold. Silver, Rubber. old - Al.
utopian bank' Teeth extracted without pein.
R. T. 8.-JOHNSON,
••. PHYSICIAN AND lima sox.
°mils over Dr. Porter s flos'sDirpgBtore, Towandik
1 1 0WA.NDA INSURANCE AGENCY.
Main attest oppatits Ike Corr U.lllO l .
W. S. VINCENT,
FIRST NATIONAL BANS,
CAPITAL PAID IN
Tiels pant offers unusual facilities fiords* trane-
action of a general banking business.
JOB. COWELL, Free Went.
Veh. 14. Me
EAGLE HOTEL; •
(50IJTH SIDE rffuLic squana)
This well-knowri house has been thoroughly ten
novated and repaired throughout, and the proprie
tor is now prepared to offer first-class accommoda
tions tothe public, on the most reasmodde terms.
E. A. JENNINGS. .
Towanda, Pa., May 2, 2828.
lairs RY HOUSE,
(O!C THY EUROPEAN PIAN,)
CORNER WAIN ♦ WASHINGTON STREETS
This large, commodious and elegantly-furnished
house has Nat been opened to the traveling public.
The proprietor has sparest neither pail's nor expense
In making his hotel tirst.eass in. all Its appoint
ments, and respectfully soil Itsu quire of public
patronage. MEALS. AT A .L HOURS . . Terms
to suit the times. Large stable attached.
• VOL HENRY, I'z:ors:siva.
Towanda, June 7, '7.•-tf,
T uE CENTRAL HOTEL
1 1 -
• The undersigned having taken possesslot.
of the above hotel, respectfully solicits the patron.
age of his old friendaund the public generally.
augle4f. - M. A. FOR ktEST.
EELEY'S OYSTER BAY ANT)
EUROPEAN ROUSE.—A few doors southot
the Means Rouse. Board by, the dav or week on
reasonable terms. Warm meals served at all hours
Oysters at wholesale and retail. ►ebi•R.
- L. ELEBRZE
GREAT BARGAINS !
GOODS 'JUST ARRIVED.
Fine Ch e riolx,
Wool Diagonal. ;
O.I4IICOATINGS. ovEnctm TINOS,
\ln great variety, made to order, at the
VERY LOWEST PRICE.
, \ •
LACIP.L 3IATAT.ASSE, cI.OAKINGS,
G.NTS t7RNISIII .. 0 600115,
. ..at r aced pricee.
Silk Hand&c . chiers,
. From 38 to 52 In size. .• :.
airAn Inspection ot cur stock an convince the
mutt fastidious. .
i J. DOUTIDPII,
. ' . Main Street. , Towauda. Pa.
Dated Oct. 24, 1578. 20t(
FACTS FOR THETEOtLE
TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS WORT
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS
BETWEEN NOW AND JANUARY It, 979
As I Intend tt make a' change In my business. ..I
therefore offer my entire stock AT COST, Ming
the largest and -best selected stock in northern
\ SPECIAL BARGAINS.
Men's Mirk tip-top 6vercoats 0 f 3.50 and up
Men's lirstelass Grey Overcoats 6 .3.00 and up
Men's all cool tults - - at $3.80 and up
Bop's Sulu for liyrit ,id and up ' 113.00 and up
Aniroveryttit,.g equally as cheap. Including Gents
j g Furnishing Goods, Hats and Caps, tr. .
A fail line of .
ND E WE A
hoth for lien and loop. TRUNKS, TALKER,
r.IIIDHELLAti, tr.. tr. \ 6 •
r . \
S. R. PAINS.
:4 - - THIS IS NO 111.T.711 -G. • •
Th. , above stock must and shall be sold by Jan.
Ist. 1119. Every one should take advantage of the
presentiost prices quoted., and buy tbelr minter
• X. E. ROSZNFIF.I.D,
Main Strew, Tow&lds, 141\
Pared Oet. 24, OM
- MULLOCIE & ItIINDULL
Beg leave td thank the people of 'POW A7:D A, for
their very generous patronage extended to them
beretotere, sod respectfully solicit a cannoneer°
of the same. We Mall at all times keep a foil sup.
P31 7 ,7n.
N. N. BETTS, Cashier
Opposite park, TOWANDA, PA
$ 0,0 0 0
Hats, Caps. &c., &c.
TO•1BE SOLD AT COST,
M. E. ROSENFIELD'S,
The'following great bargains are offered
Yana AND SALT. MEATS;
FISH AND OYSTERS IN THE-StASON.
We also teep a good l o miscgrtmesi of
GAMILN VZONTABLES, FRUIT. e.
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THE LOST POINERMA. •
O•er all the rki, a leaden tog
Had darklyiseilled. Nature woe
Her deep stern frown. A noble ship,
Prlighted with precious human life.
here bravely on. Pelting no
Mother's had hushed their little ones to refit ; •
Many a fair maid had breathedber evening prayer,
.Then sought her rollingcouek,eumposed her limbs..
And, wooed the goddess. Sleep:
A sudden crash as of dissolving element/1 -
The proud ship reeled from aide to side.
tike some huge monsterdeant with exeessof wine;
?bricks of mortal tow and mortal agony
Cleft the night air ! Amid confusion dire
The bostswere lowered ; then tht. strife. egan
'Twist man 404 roan for the dear N . :on of life;
Rough data braised sailors. speaking l pious words
Of awful biasphetuery, rushed through the crowd,
Pushing their helpl as, victims, women and babes,
On either side, while they
secured their safety,
Most awful was the scene 1 Dld not the spirits of
the tipper air,
Loot pitying down upon such dreadful despair f.
Did they not plead. Oh, God I restrain thine arm,
Acid teep these helpless mortals safe .from balm.
-Alas the surging billows swept the cry,
If is was made, tar outward,—no reply
Came from the angry dlep, or dsrt•ning sty!
No succor, human of Dietne. seemed nigh t.
One form amid that fearful wreck
glands boldly forth ; a yoo•hful form ;
Erect he itande. and thru' his veins
The life blood courses free and warm,
How high his hopes in life had risen
How seep his dream of future fame,
TO stand on fortune's topmost round,
And carve thereon his own proud name
Alas! alas het•lde him crouches,
An awful shadow dark and grim .
T• is death, cold death ! Site claims her own !
Diu morning sun shall beam for him I
Even as be strives to refit's-the boat,
Where his beley'd ones safe abide,
The roughened sailors famed ree k
Eushit.g him rudely far aside.
One moment of o•erwheltning feat.
One niome - ..t ; one; he must not stay;
ly teaches forth—he cuts the rote
110.4etts them safely on their way
In that brief moment he resigns •
AU that had made - hi, life most fair
Fame, retinue, love, proud manhood's dreams,
lle sacrificed unshrtnting there I
lie cut the rope. and with It cleft '
1113 only chance of life In twain')
Guk-byts, be crud, Good-bye, my friends,
Whom I shall never meet egoist
Ohl noble youth, thy narne.shall live .
While human tvarts beat warm and true,
That martyr act shall win for thee,
A gueribm that is won by few ! •
—True American. :
The Search for Charley Boss-His Abdoc
Lion and Concealment—The History o
the Crime and Sadden Death of the Ab
The appearance of Mr. Cunt&Toes
K. Ross following in this vieiniq
a few days since ,a recently. devel
oped, but unforttaiately delusive clue
o the lost child, i wbose name , has be
come a household word at every -fire-side
on the Continent, revives the memory of
the most wralely disseminated circum
stance in the criminal annals of the present
cuitury. Child-stealing, was unknown to
the criminal calendar in the laws
of this State at the - time of this
occurrence; no penalties had been aitach,
ed to it, no rceounition bad of ti crime
very common and as ancient as any other
in the list of offences against the law The
oucrest developed in the_ abduction of
ensmumt Ross, and the remarkable noto
riety it tins gained, trarmvndsl64 of any
similar Offence in modern times, and was
the occasion of .a statute to provide againtit
the repetition of such a crime.
The interest awakened in this aflair
traversed the continent-and found its way
across the water ; it was discussed in eve
ry household, printed in every newspaper
and canvassed in every centre of police in-'
telligence in the new world : the entire
constabulary of the civilized globe would
seem to have taken cognizance of it in
some form. Third-two. States, Indian
Territory, Nova Scotia, Canada, Cuba,
Scotland and Germany, Lace furnished
fields for investigation and indnements
for a fruitless search for the lost child.
Almost every comity in the Common
wealth has added its quota to the list and
the distribution amongst the States of mis
taken similarities to the missing child is
like the list of electors in the electoral
college—duly proportioned to the popula
ion of each. Over three hundred of these
were set dotrri taro years age. and the list
is said to have nearly doubled since that
time. At length Bradford County has
been brought into requisition to give tid
ings of this imperishable and ',interesting
Aside from the vast notoriety it has
gained; and the deep sympathy the abduc
tion of CIIARI.F:Y Ross excited, thdre is a
certain dramatic interest attaching to
some phases of this affair, that gives it
color its the common eye and blends a pe
culiar 'fascination with the still. unsettled
myitery that attaches to the fate of the
lost child. The act itself was one that
came home to every household aid start:
led the domestic circle with a monstrous
novelty in the form of thispeculiar. crime':
following the public excitement that grevi
upouthis circurnstaace came the 'interest
excited by the search, and at last the sud
den death of the abdeCtors flagrunte *-
lido, leaving the fate ofthe child stilt nn
revealed. No efforts of the officers of the
law no temptation to reward has been
sufficient to unravel this mysteit—it still
continues at intervals to be revived in pub
lic notice, its inteiest through the lapse of
years not altogether lost. •
As, peradventure, the story of the ab
duction of CtrARLEY Ross may not be
fresh in many of our . readers minds, and
may be new, perhaps, to many others, we
have prepared a resume of the facts con
cerning it together with such circumstan
ces as pertain thereto, touching searches
made bere t and there, and the death of
his abductors, suggested by. the recent re
vival of interest in these events in our
Having obtained" the facts above stated
Mr. Ross carriea information of the miss.
fug child to the Central Police Station in
the city. Inquiries were at Once pushed
to. Richmond and, strange to say, no' ac
count could be obtained of the stopping
of the wagon nor of the men except from
a little girl who first found WALTER cry.
leg on the sidewalk, before be was taken
in charge- of by Mr. PEacoex. After
searching for two days . in all directions,
with the aid of the police, Mr. Ross cans.
ed an advertisement to be inserted in the
Ledger of July Bd, offering a reward for
the return of the lost boy. Information
had been lodged with the Mayor and the
District Attoiney ; the. Chief of Police
and a number of detectives had been put
at work. The . Lieutenants of police wore
! put on the alert and the different" squads
formally iustriteted to keep strict watch
on suspicious persons and make inquiries
•for the child. The detectives went into the
story at mull length, and, having subject:
ed Mr. Rea to a rigid examination as to
THE ABDUCTION. his private affairs and. family relations, I
'fir. CIMISTIAN R. Ross was a retired declared "there suit be some motive for
kimission merchant in moderate circum- the act, and were utterly at a loss to even
star e, living July, 1874,-or East Wash- surmise what it could he"'(:)
ingtoti, Lane at Germantown, a suburb I' Another advertisement was put out JD
of Philadelphia, seven miles from the ly Bth, offering a deDaltkreviard, where
centre ot`the city. The neighborhood of 'in the lost child was fully described, mud
Mr. Ross' iksidknci is laid , out in subur- the route of his abduction; gone over
ban plots of tmone to ten aeres in ex- again. Unremitting efforts were mean
tent covered with handsome residences of while made by Mr. Rosa in person, and
greater or lesspretension, planted with in company with personal. friends to as
trees, hedges and \ shrObbery, • and inter. certain the whereabouts of Cy.tntsx, but
sected with lanes an\ cli k reti crossing at with no avail. ,
intervals the main thkroulifares. On_t h e morning of 'July 4th thii 7nit of
TOWANDA, 13RADNIRD COUNTY,
louse stands abotit half. a mile ff the
route of the stntet railway on Main S t,
the Lane running thence atoll angle i a
northeasterly - direction. It m desert
as a double honk.; built of stone, two stn
ries in' height,• with batik buildings and
piazza ; the. grounds are ornamented with
evergreens and trees-,stiegsthee as place
of comparatively, moderate pretensions,
and offering apparently very little temptsi- .
Lion to criminal intent of any kind, save ,
only as its somewhat secluded pOsiticnrafs'J,
forded shelter froMobservationl Next tn ,
the residence of Mr. ROBS is a vacant lot]
of three acres ; betyond, in the direction of
Main Street, - is the residence of
. te Mr. I
KIDDER, the intervening space beirli.eov
ered with trees that line the roadway,
which, together with tho shrubbery in the
grounds shut- it out at this
observation from the house. Any one
familiar with . the quiet suburban
neighlxehoods of Germantown off the
main thoroughfares. can, readily conceive
the sensuef security that-would naturally'
abide in them, and, especially, . the free
dom from travel of the various by-roads
which servo Mainly tQ accommodate the
residences along them and are seldom used,
save by some one having businessmith or
belonging to their occupants. •
The &Indy of Mr. Ross - cousisted, at
the time of the abduction, of his wife and,
six children—tour sons and two dough. ;
tern,_ three female .domesties and a gard-,
ner. The youngeskson, Cusntx.4 /lneistt
Tan Ross (born May 4, 1870,)' was abiiiit
four years and two. 'months old, at the
time to which we refer. At this tittle the
two eldest sons were. absent from home ;
Mrs. Ross was at the seaside with one of
the two youngest children, and the fami
ly at home consisted, besides Mr: Rosa,
of Watazit, a lad of six, Ciuttu.x.e, and
a young • child ; besides, the• three do
mestics and the gardner.
On the day.after the departure of Mrs.
Ross and the two eldest boys—Saturday,
June. 27, 1874, two men having the ap
pearance of farmers drove with a covered
buggy into - Washington Lane going
in the direction 'of Main Street. The
two younger boys, Wat-Ten,and ettan-
LEV; were' loitering in the• Lane near
the vacant lot at.ove referted to. The
men entered into conversation with the
boys and gave them candy. . This circum
stance was subsequently, on the same day,
reported by the eldest, WALTER, to his
father, about four o'clock in the after
noon. Mr. Ross cautioned WALTER
against - taking candy from strangers ;.but
on the following Monday the same expe
riment was repeated by the saute men and
followed up at about the' same hour .on
Tuesday. On Wedn'esday. uly Ist) the
. thing again took - place, when
Citartheir, according to the story- of. the
eider boy; asked the men in the buggy for
a ride, and whether they 'would not buy
him some fire-craelters. Ltiring them far
ther up the lane, to a point between the
house andllain Street, and out of sight
of the former, the ate') took the:boys into
the buggy. Avoiding Main Street, they
drove, "in a contrary direction, by a tortu- .
ous route to the opposite Side of the city,
a distance of about eight miles. On remit:
ing . North Palmer Street in Richmoud,
the men gave WALTER a qUarter of a dol
lar and directed him to a cigar shop near,
by. to get some 'fire-crackers for
and torpedoes for.Cuaitter. While these
purchases were being . Made, the men
drove off taking Co/int:xi , Miss with the&
This is the host eler,seeu ot the nufortu ,
nate boy from that day uutil this by
Any member of the family
This account of the manner of the ab
dUction, given by theClder boy 'was fully
confirmed by many witnesses Miss KID
DER living next the vacant lot.lwho saw
the boys in the buggy wit!, the men,. the
gardener of a neighboring place who over
heard part of the conversation between the
men and Imps, workmen along the route.
who saw them at different . points,• the let
ters subsequently written by the men
themselves, and, especially, by the singu
larly accurate 'description of the route
taken, under direction of the elder boy,
which being followed out brought up at
the point where he was picked up at Rich
mqnd and North- Palmer Street after the
departure of the : buggy with his brother..
Here the older boy was found crying and,
taken in charge of by a Mr. PEACOCK and
started on his way homeward.
On the day of the abduction Mr. Ross
had gone to make some preparations to en
tertain the boys- on „the approaching
Fourth of July. Ile returned' about six
o'clock -in the evening. Their absence
not at first thought of serious consequence
being prolonged caused a search to be
made for them in the
Servants. *ere dispatched to all the
,houses, and - . Mr. _ Ross
Minitel( started' n }tumult. On' 'his way.
to the police' station at Germantown be
encountered Mr. PEACOCK, having Wats
von in charge. This was about eight
o'c)ock in the evening; the abduction
haying taken place_about four o'clock in
the, afternoon. . ' .
TUE ALAIRSI OIVEN.
REGARDLESS OF, DENUNCIATION FROM ANY DARTER:
a series of anonymous lette r es addressed July 7th.. The fourth letter. July 10th,
to Mr. Rosa was received -epostmarked 8 threetens i annihilation of the child
A. m. July ad, 'Philadelphia. 1 This letter in case the 7tands_s made ef , previous
was unsigned and gaire no address- by payment before deliiering are not emu
hich its authors could be communicated plied with, shout any one approach his
. . It announced, evidently in a feign- biding, place. It .anveys the customary
ed oil and le
„tinnaterally bad spelling, defiance of the cut.-' s 'ties as well as Me
Iffie•salety of the child,' and in
-the follow- usual requireMents fo a compliance with
ing term e, "motive" for the abdue. the terms proposed' in n mber four. The
tion ; "Yu. 4 have iWo pas us befor yo fifth, dated July 13th, sti ~,, lates that the
- git, him from eland pay us a big oent to." money shall be paid in no - .of , a small
'then follows a reat that should the po- denomination, from one del • to ten and
Ike be employed 'find the Child his life not marked ; that . time* shout. he given
would be in danger • ), "Yeti' -money can for their 'examination, after rec Ipt, bee
fetch him out alive a no ot her existin fore .tho child is returned.- A. corn
pewees." This is thelll tof a series of mittee of the citizens of Philadelph had
letters—twenty-three in nu ber, from the now been formed to arrange for tette ng
same source and written atilt erent times out the case, and to providinglunds.fo a
from July gd I to November Itli\- following reward—pledging theinselveir to the pay
—dated from different 'potato : ! Philadel- -meat of $20,000 for the return of the child
phia, Burlington, N.. 1., New "fork; Al , and the arrest of his abdoctors. The 7th,
briny, New Riven, New BrunsWick,lNew-„July 16, mentions certain facta going to
burg, N., Y4 7 -the majority (10 being prove the genuineness of its origin drawn
mailed in Philadelphia. ''', F' - from Cie conversation held in the buggy
It is said Ithat the first i epistle from during the ride to North Palmer and Rich=
which we- haire quoted, which contained mond streets, and continues in the custom
an open defi&nce of the detective force, ary strata of defiance and demand. The
and explained the " motive t' for the all- 6th, Phihuielpiria, July 18th, remarks that
duction, caused "overwhelming astonish. •' the blasted editorials have got the cit y'
meet and indignation amongst thoee'ot into such a fire that we can hardly do
their number to whom it was item lately anything;" and - thee notes some details
read ! "Silence" fell upon ell, the ccount. in the child's drills omitted in the descria.
says, and " the officers were of the pinion tionswith the offers of reward—darns in
that the abductors could not will itrld 'or CEIAI/LEY'S stockings, subsequently prow- I
conceal the child mapy days." Aiter tbe ed by the nurse (t) to be correct. Num
receipt of this letter the - into ligence ber nine, from Careden, dated Burling-.I
of the loss of the child was for t o that ten, New Jersey,.' July 21st, threats; no'
time conveyed to Mrs. Ross, then at At- • money, no ch il d, and defiance as usual.
lautie City.- I , . On the 22d the Mayor of Philadelphia of :
On the fol owing day, -July sth, nether fared $20,000 for the arrest and conviction
advertisement was published; sewing of the abductors; and gives a description
the award of $300; and giving a ore ex- of the child, the horse and buggy. The I
plieit description of the child. A number tenth letter, Philadelphia, July 24th, says
of.posters were struck off and a package "the authorities offer
-$:'0,00 for the re.
of them sent to New York on the lib. covery of child and detection of us, if
" Vigorous,measures " were at once in. they had yu interest at hart this would
ittip,u rated ; the Mayor of Philadelphia in- be the worst thing they could , do. This
structed the Chief of Police and the heads is only °florin' a reward for the sacrifice
of the detective force to make every ef. yet child." The eleventh letter refuses
fort to arrest the criminals and} recover to transact bnsiness with any one but Mr.
thi, child, and, "if necessary employ eve. Russ, and rejects an offer of $20,000 made
ry linen belonging to the police md deter- flaim 'Private sources and "no questions
the forces to accomplish their o bjects ." ' asked ." It says, "they are pin' to search
Tlle lieutenants of the several,dirstricts every house in the city. We will.give yu
a ere required to make known (to their satisfaction to tell you that lie is not in
men thil facts of the abchiction ; selection! the city nor ever has been since the day
of the most reliable men ini citizens he left home, nor never will he again tut
dress, and men orlamilies we la made less we return him to you .for . the ran
from each police district ; „theyl
were to sorie'l It suggests forms 'in which the
search every vessel, steam and c nal boat, money may be sent : "If you fail to com e
in the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers; to ply with these terms after provision—he
examine every raispitious place public and must die." This letter was answered as
private; to'visit all the ferries leading to Usual by a personal and wherein the 'pro
! New Jersey ; stop all covered vehicles posed terms are accepted . Number twelve,
passing over the various bridge& ;to ques- Philadelphia, July 30th, suggests that
tion keepers of toil gates in the adjoining the money for the ransom,* pat in a va
counties and Ni w Jersey ; to, keep watch lise and Mr. Ross stand ready on the rear
ion the railroad depots day -and ight ;to 'platform of the midnight train for New .
I look into all barns and unoccupi houses; York and at a given signal to throw the bag
to go through all known hatin of the oft, and failing to discover signal he is to
criminal classes; to examine t e..houses proceed in the same manner to Albany.
of Italians and professional be gars and With this proposition—(excepting as to
1 all the abodes of vice, to keep watch ou the money) Mr. Ross complied : be went •
every person known as. criminall to whom to New York etansaag all the way on the
Any suspicion was attached. A a nesig. rear platform of the train and thence to
noted hour they searched all hcioses of ill Albany in the same manner, - prepared to
repute. ". Soon followed," the account throw °gibe 'hag at a given signal contain
hays, ‘" an order to visit and examine eve- ing a letter asking farther, parley. The .
Iry house public and private throughout next letter, July 31st, replies to personal,
the whole city." ] discouraging all efforts in every other di-
The account goes on to state that the. rection, and declaring the thieves Will not,
labor performed was immense, the whole in case of failure to negotiate, turn over
. ground appeared to be covereo--the time the child tea charitableinetitution, but put
occupied in these effort extending to the him out of the way. Letters of August I
'. middle Of 'August. The whole country 3d and fourth are of the usual terms re-
round about Germantown Wads ecouteirfor fusing simultaneous exchange; defying
'*many mires. The officers "traveled over the detectives, and tigh.tingshy of coon- '
many miles, and were often 1 out mites' terfeit money-
(lays." Officers went up both sides of the ' By this time lettere from all parts of
Delaware river o operated in Chester, Wit- the cou ntry began to pour in and a dis
nongton, New Castle, Delaware ;in th e trust of the actual loss of the child begins'
I State of New Jersey, Camden, Glouces- to obtain in certain quarters. .jslr. Ross
ter. Burlington, Princeton. and in fact all ,is accused.of having hatched up the whole
'the villages up to Trent Os. (lllicers went mutter to obtain the reward himself- Au
-Ito Baltimore and Washingtomfaud exam- gust 2nd a dispatch from Superintendent
w e d th e boats a nd vesse l s vine along th e WALLING, of - the New York police force,
aiocks,andfollowing the linear the Penusyl. to the Chief of Police of Philadelphia,
vaida Canal lock tenders were _examin- gives the first clue thus fur discovered of
Cesa ; descriptive hand-bills were vested ; the actual abductors.
all the small villages scattered through August 21st the sixteenth• letter dated
pities of New Jersey—from - Camden to New York, suggests answers to letters be
Glouces.er were visited ; and i thus, says sent to the Herded ; explains how they
the account, " publicitririm even •.o the' would require time to examine money,
and teen timeto produce child ; and then
1 A lieutenant of police reports to the explains the method proposed forreturning
Chief under date of August .4i 1874, that the child : "We war going to put a labill
every conceivable place badbeen search- on his back and take 'him to a respecta
ed and every,conceivably suspicious per-. ble house at night, rouse them up to take
son shadowed, all kinds of vehicles over. the child-as d rected and pay them for their
hauled—and in a• word nothing left un- trouble." s The general tone of this letter
done according - to orders, Which could is much milder than the former ones, and
throw the least light upon the subject. the spelling much improved.' The coinci
-The reports of every lientemtht ot every deuce of this fact. with that subsequent
district in the city bear witness to a skid- • l e to be 'narrated—bearing in mind the
far zeal and thereughneeed The result date above given, is noteworthy. The ati
though barren of results so fir as the im- ductorirfi . ad by what means we shall pees. ;
mediate object of the search lam concern- ently see, they are . suspected ; they grow
ed, developed an enormous overhauling uneasy and Milder, impatient to make
of crime and brought about the return of terms and write longer. letters. 'Number
inerthandize and stolen valuables andinu- seventeen is dated Albany and postmarked
merous arrests and convictions for theft Rondout, N. Y., August 27th : It furnish
, and burglary. Several children were es a further statement of what took place
traced into adjoining Stites Abut failed to on the ride from' Washington Lane to Rich-
I be identified as the missing noy. morn) with the boo . argues at length th e ,
LETTERS FROM 'TUE AIkpUCTORS.
question of simultaneous exchange, and
While alt this was going La a con-es-
dwells upon the kind of money to be paid
as usual. with ;the preconceived unction
pendent* continued to be maintained with
the authors of the letter of July 3d, from . -of anticipated fact but ecesibly'abates in
tone like its predecessor. Number eigh
which we have quoted. A!!,, running fire
of personals was maietained in the Ledger teen is postmarked New York and dated
September 6th. It has been suggested
answered by letter& usually mailed ii
that to prove the possession of the child
Philadelphia. sometimes at -'`other points.
some partiou. of his clothing sent to
These letters were generally.eof the 'Same
the writer says be is flea.
character containing a threat, defy. paren t s. This !
Met to do since the boy's hair. has been Art,
ing the police, and demandifig the uncon
short. ambler has been put in girls clothes. '
ditional payment of money m advance of
the deliverY of the child 1 lie refers to a pink ribbon not mention.
An analysis of these epist)es furnihes in-
ed in the descriptions with which his hair
was bound:esed the loss of PEARILEVO hat
dubitable proof of the genuiaeness of their
as he "lay in my arms asleep when we
origin and the resulting Circumstances
that they came from the asfual perpetra
were Ong through Trenton." -
tom of the crime. Thou
The. reply to this letter was a Herald
character, and tediously filled Thoug h similar •in
pith a bru
personal offering to pay over the required
tality worse even than the fact to which sum, $20,000; to as 'attorney of the pare
-ties. -This,. in letter nineteen, is refused.:
they refer, they contain the most reliable
"Theenlyalieniative (sic) left you is to
information afforded to the! authorities in
ransorabim or murder him,' for one or the
therearlier stages of the pursuit, and are
other_ Flail- and will take place before
significant of therlives and 'movements of
the malefactors, their minds and motives, many daysa.." • This letter refers to a coin
beyond aoything ever actually obtained plaint with which the hey Wal l " 211 """
by the whole detective force sof all the 111011140 of the urine, said byltia• par-
Mies concerned in the search. • , ants to - have been an old entente
'a fact poseibly ascertained, together with
The second letter dated ' , July. 6th, 'at
pha a a elph ii , d eman d s a - =wan o f ew e tbe,pink ribbon, by, a party to be
ascertain in the interest of the men
000abducttioned hereafter, who visited Germantown
for the child, defies the police and de
tective force' and Saks an answer in the
Leger. ' This letter "aroused" the po- , eve the financial status of Mr. Ittass, and
llextraordinary ee to efforts and put them 1
found out things through the auto-
tthe . watch at all points . The 1 , wary sources of - such information, viz
hird threatens - the life of lost boy in the house:Maids. This individual was an
case demands are not complied with, and en-lailiceman and' certainly understood
&retains the usual defiance, and argot S that way of finding out' things.
tor the paytnest of the money iu advance "As sin as we Pep another kid, and it
l'f the delivery of the child. It, is dated will be ii zniltionidre thia time, your child
FL, THURSDAY G I DECEMBER 19, 1878.
. , .
must die," the letter , mimed' to
• say. mained at largWund not the
. least clue
The find due "to the'actruil . Cihninals in ' could be furnish the Missing child:
this case was obtained through an indi- i On Nov. 12, Su r*ii 'tencient - Walling
vidaal solicited by them to take a band in i 'trete, "The parties re hard up' and
!"cop"ing a "kid" of the . Vanderbilt . have come to the mid of eir tether. We
fansily e liiing on Long Island.' This letter, are pushing them so hard that they dare
is a long one and marts that Mr. &me not get out to du anything.• An error
shall be his own attorney. - - The Writer and a prophecy. ' . -- \ ~.
thinks the letters are' to be used to trap -On the eastern side of the upper bay of
him by ''"Mr. Rein's" detectives, afore- New York, the, Long Island shorelses
mentioned. There is 'evident a still fur to an oneven and - beautifully wooded
ther'improvement in spelling and even in
,bleft.'! 'Meng this bluff are dhstribu
language and expression, compared with many surname residences of wealthy citi
its Flake:assure. . - Nuniber twenty says zees of New York. The locality Is known
-there "are roar of tut ;" declares- the child - as Bay. Ridge. Amongst the residences
to be aliye. • •-Letters of Oct._ 4, and 31, which line it is that of Judge Vanßnint,
show a still greater irnprovement in. lan- of the Supreme
_court of New York.. It
Page ; are long and betxay anxiety is separated from that of his -brother, J.
-to close up matters. The latter grows Holnieis Vaußrunt, who resides peruse
lite, putting. * "Mr." before "Ross," trendy in the next house, by- a narrow
d 'consents to Make terms with an at. -lawn. In the residence of the former a
to ey. The thieves are evidently being burglar alarm telegraph had, been estab
tiont i lished, connecting with the 'bedroom of
wire the latter. l •
ly fil On the morning of the 14th of Decent
dinary bar, about two o'clock, the alarm was
ces. soups d. , Mr. Vanßrunt at ones await.
tire f erred his son Albert,-and ordered him to
eon:. see if the wind had blown open one of the
phis, shutters of the Judge's house and caused
ject, .the alarm. The night was dark; damp
sona and coif. As the young niait'approached
the 1 the hope he saw a light flickering through
polio the blinds. He returned and announced
ly sr the fact. Mr. Vanßnint - arose and sent
liver, Albert to arouse William • Scott, the
Mrs. Judge's gerdener, who lived close by and
the 1 Lad the keys to the bowie,' AWakening
any Herman Frank, the hired man, the party
ates having gathered togethee the arms in the
with house, I..roceeded to lay serge to the inva
anti' dad mansion.. Two of the party \were
perm 'placed before the front door, and two in
the ti the rear, with orders not to change pOai,
self as ready at the Fifth Avenue Iletel\tiorm lest they 'shoot each' other. At'
to pay over to the authorized
- agent • of r Waiting in their positione more thanan
"Saul of Tarsus," as the personal read, e tie , while the burglar? went through
the required meow, and trust to Saul's ev ey room in the house, "the dark lan
honor, or his age 's, to produce the child. tern Bashing now . and then through the
One little drawback to this confiding spin- chinks of the shutters," the latter.
it is to be found in the-fact that the au- came down into the pantry 011 the base
thorities knew all about "Saul of Tar- meet flooi. Their faces were plainly vis•
sus," as it appeared •in the Herald perso- ibis throw gl the window to Mr. Van
nal, and what it all meant; another little Brunt. He frained from firing hewer
drawback was that - the agent or proposed er; but findin himself growing" numb,
agent, of "Saul" knew perfectly well, be- with the cold, h ordered the gardenerao
ing a frequent sojourner at police head- open the baelt doo quickly, determined 't(l
quarters in New York, that the handing push' things.' In 'ng • to get the key
over the $20,006 in the manner ProPose4 into the key-hee, th gardener made a
WasldulY and truly delivered In embryo to slight noise, which - th quick-eared • bur-
Sagerintentient Walling. Hence, it is by glare heard. The light went out imme
no means strange, under, the eircumstan- diately. The hired man, Prank, moved
ces, that the high contracting parties nev- towards the trap door of e cellar, the
er came together, through their respective lock of which bad been bri \ tert, This
agents, at all. This ended all negotia- • - Was soon opened and the bod of a man
lions on piper, and these epistolary per- - 'appeared above the entrance, qu'ekly fol
formances came to an end, a result pre - Mowed by another. Mr. Vanßrun . crie d
eipitated into eternal silence, a ft er the out "holt!" "in response to which," the.
manner of Mr. Turpin on Hounslow account proceeds, "two pistol shots wen=
Heath, as-described in that gentlernan's fired from the cellar door almost in his
method with the Bishop, in the ballad of face, without injuring him. He then fired
Buz. his shot gun at the foremiist man, and a
cry of agony followed. The other man
fired a second time and then ran towards,
the front of the house. There he dashed
almost into the arms of the younger Van-
Brunt, at whom he fired •two more shots.
Before he could fire again his arm was
struck down by a blow float' Mr. , Van.
Brunt's gun. He retreated, but before
he bad gone - many rods Mr. Vanßrnnt
sera a bullet into the would-be murderer'e
back.. The desperate- house-breaker
staggered for an instant and then felt
The other burglar continued to shoot in
the dark, where- he fell, until exhausted.
Attracted by the firing several of the
neighbors gathered about. Lights were
brought. The first burglar lay steno dead
with his. pistol under his head. The sec
ond lay in mortalagony where he fell,
needled with bullets. - ~ -
Who are you?" .
- "Men - I won't lie. My name is Jo
seph Douglas, and that man over there
is William Mosher, --- 31-o-feh-e-r,"
spelling out the name. - " 3losherer
lives in the city; I have no home. I
have not seena relative for twelve or fif
teen years. I have forty dollars in my
pocket; 'I wish to be buried with it."
_ The death throes had set in. Writhing
in the - agonies of death, the burglar paus
ed a few moment* and then added:
"It's no use tying . now; MosnEn AND I
sycn.o CHARLEY Ross !" . - -
- The motive of the act so Singularly oc
cult, we • have seen at the beginning,•was
inquired for : "To make nioney.'" -
He was asked who was iu charge of the
Child. I :Mosher - knows; ask him:"
' He was told that Mosher was dead, arid
raised up to see the dead body of thootli
er man as it lay where it had fallen, and
said, -"God help his poor wife and fam
ily., • .
To the question as to the whereabouts
of the child, he answered, "God knows
I tell you the truth ; I don't` know where
he is. Mosher knew." .
Pressed to tell more, the dying burglar
persisted in his denial. Shortly after five
O'clock he breathed 'his-,last where he lay.
Before he expired be added: '
" Superintendent Wailing .. knows all
about us, and was after us, and now he
Shall hare us., ,Send him' word. The child
trill be returned 'home safe 'and sound in a
few days." . -
The bodies of the burglars were subse
quently identified fully as those of Mosher
and Douglass. They had made their way
to' Bay Ridge in a small sloop, found at
the shore, near the residence of Judge
VOnßrunt. The 'cold. morning, with a
pelting rain and sleet, dawned on the dead
bodies of the men as they lay where they
bad breathed their last. Their bodies
were identified as thoso of- the men who
had driven out Washington - Lane, on
the fatal first of July afternoon, by the
gardener, Peter Calahan, Who bad over
heard the conversation with the-boys;
and little Walter recognized, them in a
Way to impress every one with the truth
of the recognition. . , . •
Westervelt was afterward tried for com
plicity in concealing :the boy, aud sen
tenced to seven years imprisonment in
.confinement. The family of
3losber denied all knowledge of the
whereabouts of the stolen boy, and be
has never returned home, _as Douglass
said, "safe aud sound," to this day.
Who WAS the fourth man of "the four
of us" Mosher mentions irtentsof the let
ters, and what becamh of him? • , "- -
THE ACTUAL ROBBERS; THEIR IDENTITY
On the 2nd of August Superintendent
Walling, of New York, telegraphed the
chief of police of Philadelphia for "the
original letters of the kidnappers of the
Ross child," and says 4 1 think I have in
formation." This information proved to
be from a source never known to the pub
lic in person, btlt the fact upon which the
Superintendent based his hope of a clue
to the alxiuctoiy, crops out
- indirectly in
letter number eighteen, referring to the
"cop"ing of the "kid of 'a millionaire "
a purpose evidently held in high esteem
by the writer Of these letters. This pro
ject was .divulged to Sup't Walling as set
on foot by a person well known to . the po
lice, and propounded' to the informer in
connection with a member of the Vander
bilt family, several,months prior to the
kidnapping of Charley Ross. Tne con
foderate in this scheme was alai) known
. the informer. The letters described
the hand-writing-of the first-named indi
vidual and his peculiar manner of folding
letters. Before seeing the letters
graphed for, he discribed some of the pe
culiarities of the writer's style ; and upon
'seeing the letters :themselves he declared
them 'to have been written .by
one of the persons who . had proposed to,
do the kidnapping of he Vanderbilt
child. The child, according to the plan, was
to be received on board a small vessel, run
out on the Sohnd. and kept until the rail:
som was obtained. - •
Efforts were immediately made to lo
cate the two men implicated by the in
former, One of them bad a family whose'
whereabouts could not immediately be
obtained, ands his brother-in-law was an
ex-policeman who had , been di-charged
from the force. The latter and tee informer
'were sought to assist in finding the two '
suspected men. Through the good offices,
probably, of the' exixfficeinan, and by
constantly r-bifting their quarters, as in
dicated by the dates and postmarks of the
various letters,_ the parties wanted eludesi
all the efforts of the force. Warned by
his brother-in-law, the writer of the let
' ters forsook his previcius haunts and elu
ded the vigilance of the authorities. He
was a boat-builder by trade, and had been
engaged at one time in river piracy ; knew
all the inlets and shore marks of the wa
ters around New Pork, and every attempt
at his capturereved_unavailing.
From time to time he was supplied
with information as to the' movements at
police headquarters' by Westervelt, the'
brother-in-law; and furnished with mate
rials for the letters.. His family could not
bp - ..found, but his companion, it seems,
could any time have been 'ar
rested. The arrest of the latter would
nut insure the capture of the former, and
neither the - one nor the other, nor both,
would absolutely insure the return of the
This individual had been convicted of bur
glary in New Jersey and had escaped from
a county prison. He was well known
E lo the police, and at , this time was "wan
ted.", His haunts were well known and
closely watehed. His, companion was
frequently seen and closely watched by
.the police., 'Moving from point to point
he eluded the vigilance of 'the law.; his
'family's 'residence was not to lies ascer
tained ; and the whereabOuts of , the lost
child remained as it remains today,
*profound and inexplicable mystery.
THE NESIESIS conir , nston
*The search for Charley Thin and his
abdticters continued without success and
without intermission. The whole 'coun
try by this time was Hooded with Photo
graphs of the lost child, teeny rewards
Lad been-• ofiereCstill his abductors re-
WHEN a Vassar school girl is tardy at
the morning session she is reprimanded
LET'S bear from the man who has ten
acres oft:urn per day..;-Detroit Pro Pres&
We =tally draw' hose over ten Nihon of
corns per daye;-Graphic, • ;. •
$2 poi Annum In Advance.
•-1 ,it: m: 29.
!rest art the great etert4re each sru!dts
There came s guest;
The tuner court be entered In, -
And sat at rest.
Mow on the wild tide of stairs
The sates were closed; .
Afar the hungry host pleases
At last reposed.
. - .
Then through the eur doors of the; put,
Ail pore of team;
Come boyish memories liostieg
"Alt t all this Loud *mid calls the best
glys," he said;
"To feel her bats'', on her deer breast .
To lean my bead.
I try within the crowned day,
. \ That !outdo be joy,
pcptd she but hear me far away,
Oneo „more her hey,"
Man's eitangtb is weakness, after all-••
" - -
He stood otifessed
NOUO quite - can_ still the heart'sylki
*one quite arblessed. • .
Across the face that knows no
A shade swept fast, • •
As ifs following angel near,
That moment pissed,
ills sacred Menne of the rem
Hid softly stir ;
splendor grew within the 'loose
Of her, of her! _
Out to the great world's rush sad
Has gone m 7 guest;\
The battle blame,- the praise men win
Are hla—not rest,
Far out amid the eartles tnrinoils
A strong nun stands,
Upheld In trlumplo and In toUs
But who may lift with subtle wind
The masks we wear- ,
I only know his mothers hand •
Is on his hair.
I only know through all Rhea harem,
Through stirs attoy".
Somehow, somewhere that armi
Will reach p“tboy.
Mary Clemmer to Me independent, - •
m 7 .m;
In the last century there lived in
England a 'man named Thomas Top
ham, who was fenowned for hisAus
cular power . He Could, with ease,
roll up in his lingers the pewter pla
ters which were in fashion at that
time, or strike an iron poker upon
his arm until' he bent it at a right
angle. He took asbar of iron, and,
placing it before his neck, holding
the two ends in his hinds he.brought
these ends forward until they met in
front, then- -a feat which required
_dexteity—he brought it
straight aaain in a sitniliar , manner:
lie is said to hav,e lifted with his,
teeth, and held out for a time, a
wooden table six feet long, and with
a hundred-weight attached to one ex
_These performances are re
corded by Dr. Desaguliers, a French -
scientific writer, who made 'it his
business to investigate the subject
personally,- while - collecting material
for one of his works. In 1744, being
then thirty years of age, Topham
lfent to Derby and obtained permis
sion of the authorities to display his -
powers brpublic. - £ stage was erect
ed for him, and on this stage s among
other perfortnances, he raised three
casks fined . with water, the total
weight of the three being, 1,835
Pounds, and it will be observed that
in doing it he brought- the muscles
of his neck and shoulders particular
ly into requisition. The muscular _
strength of his legs had been affected -
by an injury he sustained during an
incautious experiment. He had
undertaken to pun.against two horses
from the trunk of a tree, but being
uncientific in bis mode of exertion,
and placing himself disadvantageous
ly, he was defeated, and his knee-pan
was -fractured. It was the opinion
of Desagnliers that; had he gone
properly to work, Topham might
have pulled successfully against four
horses instead of two. The two
horses feat was accomplished in the
last century by a powerful individ- -
ual, a German named Eckeburg. This
man sat down on isn inclined-board,
with his feet stretched against a fix
ed support, and two strong horses
were unable to remove him from his
positiUn. Standing on a platform;
like Topham, he sustained the weight
Of a large canon round . his waist, apd
at another time, bending his body in
the form of• an arch,. he allowed a
stone of more than a foot in thick
ness to be broken upon his abdomen
by the-blow of a sledge-hammer. Ox
Maurice of Savoy, son of the Elector
Agustus 11, it is recorded that his
strength of finger was so great that
he could snap iron horse-shoes . be
tween his fingers like pieces of glass,
and, on one occasion, finding himself
in want of cork-screw ,he took a long
nail, and with his fingers, twisted it,
_round into the shape of the'imple
meat he required. Such are some of
the feats which the huinan body is
able to accomplish by muscular ex
WREN doctors disagree—well, it's like
ly-the patient will recover. • -
014 of theusilent Mita - UM of the night" ,
—A policeman asleep on his beat at mid.
THE store of - a man who dosen't adver- ---
tiro looks as lonely as a sprinkling cart on
a wet day._ • ' I ,
Soso by the - Pullman Company: Angell
ever bright and fair, hewwe wonder where
you 'are 1 , •.
A trait fellow would not be very well
niet at the present stage of-weatber—
sun with a new watch should not
hurry. He should say, " I bayed my
time.". Graphic -
Tui bell - punch • is nothing- new, for
don% •ye read that Cain gave A-bel
'punches that -killed him ? Whitehall
IF it coat anything to go to 'church,
people. who never , go now would run
around like wild men after puma—
THAT was a fide met4pYorick display
when Hamlet discovered the shall of a
dead pater.--Cineirmiti iftedurtfor
. Connssrox B. F. 8.," who sent
us a contribution entitled, " My-Lyre is
limbed," is informed that we are gbid of
S TACK points heavenward when it
means the most mischief. It has many
human itnitatorseineinnatif Breakfast-
Table. • • , -
TRIM sell militia Glens Falls for two
cents a quart. . The. water power in that
village is not used for manufacturing
A molt man who received aunty dol.
lar bill from. New Orleans left it lying on
his office desk to fumigate. Be hasn't
been bothered With it since, sordid the
thief catch the fevereo.Prie
rea, FACT AND Liming