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" " T auctioneer"
JF. G. LONG, residing in Spruce Ilill
township, offers his services to the eiti
im of Juniata comity as Auctioneer and
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Q 15. LOl'UEN,
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, ' 1 'PATTERSON, TEXX'A.
August 13, lSt;9-tf.
THOMAS A. ELDER, M. IK,
' Physician and Surgeon, .
' . ' '" MIFFLIXTOWN, PA.
Office hours rJ A. W to 3 P. M. Office in
I'.clford's building, two doors above theS
t'nei office. Bridge street. "g 18 tf
flflsiwjiattic PiiysiGian ml Surgeon,
riaving located in the borough of Thonipson
towc, otfers his profeiifionai pervictfs to the
citizens of that place snd vicinity.
Office In the room recently occupied by
Ir. 6rg. f Jnnc 12, 12-lt
HOlLXOriTIIiC rUl'SIClAN SURGEON
Having permaneiitly loeatud in the bcrougli
of Mittiintowu, offers his profeisional services
to the citizens of this place and surrounding
Ottice on Main street, over Beidler's Drug
Store. ug 18 lF6U-tf
Dr. R. A. Simpson
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Tn., every SATURDAY and MOXD.W ap
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I tii .
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the patient is satisfied.
Teeth remodeled and repaired.
Teeth filled to last for life.
Toothache stopped in five minutes without
extracting the tooth.
Dental work done for persons without them
leaving their homes, if desired.
Electricity used in tl eitraction of teeth
rendeting it almost a painless operation, (no
extra charge) at the Dental Office of G. L.
Derr, established in Mif&intown in 18bU.
G. L. 1KKR,
Jen 21, 1872-ly Practical Dentrst
C. IfOTI llCOOJt,
3I-Vli. oi-villo, Ponna.,
FFERS his professsonal services to th
KJ publio in general,- in both branches of
his profession operative ana mecnanicai.
First week of every month at Richfield, Fre
mont and Turkey Valley. - -
Second weelt Liverpool and Wild Cat Tal
ler. - .
Third week Millerstown and Raccoon
Fourth week at his office in M'Ahsterville
Will visit Mifflin when called on.
Teeth put up on any of the bases, and as
Jiberal as anywhere else.
Address by letter or otherwise.
JEST CIGAUS IN TOWN
Two for 5 cents. Also, the Freehcst Lager,
h T..rtrisl. Ovsters. the SweeteBt Cider, the
.HU . '
Finest Domestic Wines, and, in snort, any
thing you may wise in I as , ,
EATISG OR DRINKING LIVE.
at the most reasonable prices. He has also
BILLIARD HALL, .
so that it will now compare favorably with
any Hall in ths interior of the State. 1
June I, 1870-ly
Rally t the Place where yon can bay
! 'your Wall Paper Cheap't g
THE undersigned takes this mithod of in
forming the publio that he bat just re
ceived at his residence en Third Street, Alif
lliutown, a large assortment of
of various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAl'EK than can be purchased elsewhere
in the county. All persons in need of the
above article, and wishing to save money, are
invited to call and examine his slock and
hear ht prices before (roing elsewhere.
BLarge supply constantly on hand.
- -. - t SIMON BASOM.
Caution. '- ' - -
ALL persons are hereby cautioned against;'
Hunting, Fishing, or in any way tres
passing on the lands of the undersigned, in
Milford township. All persons so offending
will be dealt with to the full extent of the
law. .: -J . -JI.i p. H. HAWS.'
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. VOLUME XXVII, NO. 27. !
, . The Old, Old Homa. '
H'Cen Hong for sainted tpcmnrieJ,
- Like angtl Irosps they come, i
' If I fold my anus to ponder
On tlie old, old home. . , ..
The heart has many passages
' Through which the feelings roam,'
Hut its middle aide is sacred '.
To the old, old home. ,:.
Where infancy was sheltered
Like rose-buds from the blatt,
Where girlhood's brief elysiuta ; .
In joyousness was passed ; ' .
To that sweet spot forever,
As to some billowed dome.
Life's pilgrim bnnds her visiun ' ' '
'Tn her old, old home. !
A father sat, how proudly",
By that hearthstone's rays, "
And told his children stories i V
Of his curly umubood's days j.
And one soft eye was beaming, , . . .
From child to child 'tvould roam ;
Thus a mother counts her treasures,
In the old, old home. '- r' ' '
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Ths birthday gifts and festivals,
The blended vesper hymn, ,
(Some dear one who was swelling it
' Is with the Seraphim,)
The fond "good nights" at bed-time,
How quiet sleep would come, -
And fold us all together
In the old, old home.
Like a wreath of scented flowers
Close intertwine each heart ;
Eut time ami change in ooucert
Have blown Die wreath apart.
Cut dear and sainted memories,:
Like angels ever coma, ' .
If I iVtd my arms and ponder
On the old, old home.
BurIariousIv and Feloniously.
We hail just locked up the safe, and I
lind put the kej iu my pocket I am
the accouuta.it of the North aud South
of KtigUud Bank at its Padsey Branch.
W. IS. Yoiks I had got my hat on, and
had taken up my umbrella, when a man
came ruuuiug iuto the bank with a bag !
of money iu his band. . , , ..
"Am I iu time ?' he said. I shook
my head. . ........
"Deuce take it ! ' he eaiJ ; "aud I'm
off to Liverpool by the next train aud
then to America."
"Sorry for it," I said ; "but we cau't
take t! e money.'
'Well, then, what is to be done 1 Here's
twenty two thousand pounds iu,this bag
and those drafts of mine come due iu a
couple of days Wtlf, you'll' have to
take 'em up,
he said ; "1 can t,, unless
you take the money iu to night."
I knew that those drafts were coming
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rl lip avrl fi.at nnr Tnnnafpr w.ts a lim
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hivitrr nH I lip nfhpr nimpi on thorn
were not very good. Black, too, (that i
was lue man wuu ine iuuuey-uag1 uiacit
was a capital customer ; and not only a
good customer himself, but lie brought
good accounts with him, and we were a
young branch and on our mettle.
Well, here was the money to meet the
drafts, and I should have been a great
fool to eeud it away jnst because it was
after hours. r So I counted it all over ;
there was about nineteen thousand in
cheques and notes, and three thousand
in gId. ..,(..
' Come and have a glass of beer with
me," said Black, ""on the way to the
station."; ' " -I '"' ' '
' I put the bag of money in my desk,
and locked it up. I would come back
presently, and have it placed in the safe.
I walked to the station with Black ; we
had some beer together, and then he
went off Americawards, and I on the
way to Nemophillar Villas. You see,
was rather in the habit of culling for a
glass of beer as I went home, and then
going ou ; and, consequently, from the
force of habit, I'd almost got home be
fore I remembered the bag . of money.
It was vexing, too, because we had a
tea.party that night, the first since our
marriage, and it began at six o'clock,
and I'd promised to be borne an hour
earlier, to draw the corks and help to get
things ready. And here it was six o'clock
and I had to go all the way back to the
- All the way back I went as hard as I
could pelt. However, the money was
all right in my desk aud now I'd put it
in the safe. ; "Tell Mr. Cousins" our
manager, yon know I said to the ser
vant who'd let me in, "that I want the
key of the safe." But you had it in
your pocket, say you J which shows that
you are not acquainted with the rules
aud regulations of the North and bonth
of England Bank, which say that the ao
countant or chief cashier shall be. res
ponsible for the due custody of the cash
whilst it is in his possession in the day-,
time, and that at night all imoneys and
securities shall be carefully seemed with
in the office safo, which shall be, secured
by two keys, one of which." shall , be in.
the custody of the manager, and the sec
ond in that of the accouutant or cashier.
But, you say again, aa long as youhave
one her, what did you want, with .two I,
There, L own the, regulations waobjj
scure. 1 her were drawn up oy soms
bodj without any literary skill ; if they'd
consulted me about eru, I could have
suggested a good ruany improvements
What they meant to say 'was, the safe
was to be secured by two locks, "and tlat
a key of each, not interchangeable the
one with the other, was to be iu the cus
tody, Sec. Now you understand why I
wanted Mr Cousin's key.
"Eh, my t" said the servant, ' opening
her mouth wide, "and what 'migbt7you
want Mr. Cousin's key' for ?'' , " ' "., '
Just as stupied as you, you see. I
was mad with the girl. I own I always
get out of temper with those' Yorkshire
people. If you ask 'em the simplest
question, first they' open their mouths
and gape at you.' When you've repeated
the question Iwice, they shut their mouths
and think for a bit. 'Theu the idea seems
to reach the thing that does duty " with
'em for brains, and excites a ,eort of re
flex action, fr, by jingo ! instead of an
swering your question! they go and. ask
j you one,' And that makes me so mid.
ju, uiey re a very, dense race, tuose
Yorkshire people.' '
....'Why, to open the safe, you "stupid"
said I. ' Where is he I" .
j ("Don't ye know ?" says. she.
"Know V I critd in a rage. ''What
should I ak you for, if I "did know I" -
'Didn't. thou kuow . he , were at your
house I'' . .. .
"Ah! so he was. I'd neatly forgot
ten that he was one of the guest's at my
wife's party. Cleaily, I coulJn't get the
afj opt'n, and I didn't like to leave the
money in my desk, so I put it in my
pocket, and took it home, thinking I'd
give it to Cousius with my key, to put
it iii the safe when he returned. .. ,
A uice mess I got into when I reached
home ; for. you see it had been arranged
that I was to go up stairs and dress be
fore anybody came ; and that then our
room was to bo made ready for the ldJk's
' 10 bonnets off for they were
not all carriage people. Well, you never
saw such a tiling ! When I got home and
crept up-stairs to dress the people hed
all come, so the servant said there were
fix muffs, and four. . bonnets, and five
pork-pie hats, and ha If-a dozen shawls
oa the bed ; and one latly had left her
every day curls hanging fiver the look
ing glass. Upon my word 1 really didn't
like to pet form my toilet among all this
; feminine gear ; nnd there was no lock
to the door ; and my dress clothes - were
all sm.ithered np amongst these muffs
aud things. But I got through pretty
well, and had just got one pi my legs
into my troupers, when bang-atrop-dop-
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nearu my wue scutiiug away into me
hall. They wete the MuTktbys, our
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HUIUJ tttiUB, Will, kriH tlldl U W II GUI rifllTe
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and everything grand
f "So kind of 'you, dear !" said my wife
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kissing Mrs. Marksby most affectionate
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. g0 delighted ! Really, how nicely
j,ow beautifully you arrange everything
I can't have things so nice, with all my
' ''Kun up stairs, " dear, do ! said my
wife :. "'you know the room my room.
right hand at the top of the stairs."
I heard a flutter of female wings on
the stairs. What was I to do ? If I
could have managed the other leg, I
wouldn't have minded, but I couldn't
I hadn't worn' those dres3 things for a
good while, and I dou't get any thinner
as I grow older. No, for the life of me,
I couldn't dispose of that other leg at
such short notice. . .'What could I do 1 I
could only rash to the door, and set my
back against it. ; Did I tell yon this was
our house warminer Dartv f I think not
Did I tell you our landlord had altered
the house for us, making our bed-room
larger by adding a slip that had formed
a separate room I I think not. And yet
I ought to have told yon' all these eir
cumstances. to enable too to understand
the catastrophe . that followed. In
word, the door opened outwards. I'd
forgotten that pecnliarty never having
had a room so constituted before and
never will again. The door went open
with a crash and I bounded backwards
into Mrs. Marksby's arms. Smelling-
salts and. sal volatile, was there ever
such an untoward affair f
:. Rum-tid-itimity-tum de-de ! The music
struck up for the dances as I hopped
back into my room.' T hid roy head
amongst the bolsters and muffs, and al
most cried ; for I'm such a delicate
minded man. " Yes, . it hurt me a good
deal more than it did. Mrs. Marksby for,
would you believe it I she told the story
down below to the whole company, with
pantomimic action, and when I showed
myself al ths door of the drawing-room,
I was received' i with shouts of inextin
guishable laughter I . : :i i-i. l
I think I called the Yorkshire people
dense -jurt aowj didn't 1 ! Well, 111
add another epithet, coarse .dense and
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coaree. 1 tola em so ; DUt tney oniy
laughed the morer 'J
The guests "were gone, the lights were
put, slumber had just , visited my eyes,
wben .ngnt into my orain, starting me up
as if Td been snot,' came a nbise, a sort
of dull bursting noise?.' I "wasn't really i
JUNIATA COUNTr, PNiNfA.,
certain at first whether , I had heard a
ooise or only dreamed of it. I sat np in
bed and listened intently. AVas it only
my 'pulse thumping -in my ears, or were
those regular beats the tramp of some
body's muffled feet?, Then I heard an
unmistakable souud creak, creak, creak
a door being opened slowly aud cautious
ly. . All in a moment dhe idea flashed
into my bead Twenty two Thousand
Pounifs., You see, all this, dancing and
juuketing, and laughing and chaffiing.
had completely driven out of my mind
all thought of the large sum I had in my
possession, j I had left it in my greatcoat
pocket, which was hanging up iu the
hall, down stairs. , ., , ' r , ',
Puff! a gust f wind came through
the house rattling the doors and windows
and theu I b heard a door, slam, and a
footstep outside of some one stealing
cautiously away, ' . .
( Away down stairs I went like a mad
ruan, my. one thought to put my hand on
that greatcoat. It was a brown greatcoat
with long taiN.'aud two pockets behind,
and a title cash pocket on the left-hand
side in front, and the breast picket iu
which I had put the bag of money.
This pocket wasn't as is usual, on the
left-hand side, but on the right. There
was no other coat hanging on those rails,
only my wiles waterproof. bat a
swoop I made to get hold of that coat !
Great heavens I it was gone!
w I had carefully barred and chained the
front door before I went to bed now it
was unfastened. I ran out into the street
and looked up aud dawn, hopeless and
bewildered. It was a dark, damp night,
the lamp at the corner threw a loug sick
ly ray dowu the streaming pavement but
there wasnt a sonl to be seen. Every
thing was still, aud cold aud dark.
The money was clean goue yes, it
was gone. " I repeated these words me
chanically to myself, as I crawled up
stairs. All the results of this loss pic-
tured themselves clearly before me dis
missal from the" bank," ruin' of all my
prospects, utter ruin, in fact! What
could I do? towliat turn 7 The "blow
that-had. fallen upon me was so heavy
that it had benumbed my faculties. -
Then the thought came to met Should
I go to bed ami say nothing at all about
it 1 . No one knew of my having receiv
ed that money, not a soul but Black, the
man who bad deposited it. I bad given
no receipt . for it, no acknowledgment.
Black had goue to America a hundred
things- might happen he might never
return ;' at all Events, hero was respite,
immediate relief. I could go to the bank
next morning, liaa;; np my hut as usual :
everything - would go. on as before. ' If j
Black returned, my word was as good as
bis. The notes aud cheques could never
be traced home. But I don't think I re
tained this thought long. Do you ever
consider how much resolution aud force
of will it takes to initiate a- course of
crime and deception? I'd neither the
one or the other ;' I should have broken
down at once.- I couldn't have met that
fellow's eye and told him I had never
had ins money
I woke my wife she'd slept through
all the trouble. "Mary,". I said, "we're
ruined there's been a robbery."
"A robbery 1" cried she, clasping her
hands j "and are the men gone ?"
Yes," I said. ' :
"Oh, thank Heaven," she said, ''then
we're safe ! Never mind the. rest. Jack
as long as our lives are safe. But there's
my waterproof, Jack ! oh, do run and
see if they've taken that.'
' Then. I told her the story of the
twenty -two thousand ' pounds. ' 'She
wouldn't believe me at first ; but when
she heard the whole story she was frigh
tened enough. Yet she had wits about
her more than I had.
"You must run off to the town hall
Jack," she said, "and set the police to
work. They must telegraph to all the
stations, to London.' and everywhere!
Oh, do go at once, Jack,' this very mo
ment. Every second lost may be ruin to
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Away I went to the town-ball This
was a big, classic place, with an immense
portico and a hugh flight of steps ; but
you didn't go into the portico to get into
the police office, but to the side, which
wasn't classical at all, but of the rudi
mentary style of architecture, and you
went along a number of echoing stone
passages before yon reached the superin
tendent's office. ' : : ' ' '
When I'd told the superintendent the
story "Ah, he said, "I think I know
who did that job" ; ,u :
"Oh !" said I, "how thankful I am.
Then you can put your hands upon him
and get back the money. I want the
money back, Mr. Superintendent never
mind him I wouldn't mind, indeed,
rewarding him for his trouble, if .1 could
only get the money back." , , . ;
."Sir !" said the superintendent, severe
ly, "the police ain't sent into the world
to get people's money back ; nothing of
the sort. ; We aren't going to encourage
composition of felony ; and as for pu t
ting our hands ou Flasy Joe for he did
the job, mark you well, what, do you
think, the liberty of the abject; is for 1 j
Where's your evidence." ;, y. i
JUY 2, 1873.1 '
I was obliged to confess I hadn't any ;
whereat the superintendent looked at me
contemptuously. . .
"Now, let6 see into this matter," Baid
he, after he'd made some notes on a bit
of paper! "How came they to know,
you'd got the money iu your coat I"
I said I didn't know.
"Ah, but I know," said the superin
tendent. "You went to get a glass of
ale after you left the bank young man ? '
1 was obliged to confess I bad done
"That's how property gets stolen,"
said he, looking at me severely. "And
what's more you had a glass with a
frieud ? Ah ! I knew you had. And
perhaps you got talking to this friend of
' "Yes, indeed I had." '
"Very well, and mentioned about the
money you'd jnst took ?'
' "Very likely." - '
'"Then this Joe, depeud upon it, wa.
in the crib at the time and he heard you.
and be followed you back to the batik ;
and you haven't got blinds, but a wire
netting over the window, and anybody
onUide can see you counting out the
gold and silver."
'-"That's true," I said..
"Yes, ; I see it all," said the superin
tendent ; "just as Joe saw it. lie follows
you up from here to yonder, aud he sees
you put your money into your coat-pocket
and then he follows you home, and
when all '8 quiet, he cracks the crib. Ob
it's all in a nutshell ; and that's how
property goes. And then you come to
"But if you know it's Joe, why don't
you send after him and catch him ?"
"Oh, we know oui own business, sir ;
yon leave it all to us ; we shall have
Joe tight enough, if "not for this job any
how for the next. We'll give him a bit
of rope, like."
I couldn't put any fire-into the man,
do what I could; he was civil, that is
for a Porkshiremau, impassive : he'd do
what was right. I'd given the informa
tion ; very well ; all the rest was his
So I camo home miserable, dot-pairing
It was just daylight by this time, and as
I opened the shutters, the debris of our
feast was revealed ; the lees of the lob
ster salud, the picked bones of the chick
ens, the melted residuum of the jellies ;
whilst about everything hung the faint
smell of 8onr wine. I sat down amid all
this wretched mess, and leaned my head
on my arms iu dull, miserable lethargy
Then I sprang up, and as I did so I
caught Eight of myself iu the looking
glass. Good Heavens ! was this wretch
ed, hang-dog fellow myself ? Did a few
hours' misery change a man like this ?
Why, I was a very felon iu appearance ;
and so I should be thought to be. Who
would believe this story of robbery ?
Why, the police didn't believe iu it, else
they'd have taken a different tone. No ;
I should be looked npon as a thief by all
Then my wife came down stairs, and,
with a few touches, restored a little or
der and eauity, both to outward matters
and my min I. She brought ine some
coffee and all egg, aud some bread aud
butter, and after I had eaten and drunk,
I didu'c feel quite so bad.
"Jack, she said, "you must go to
London at ouce, and see the directors
Have the first word and tell them all
about it all tlie particulars. It was
only a littlo bit of carelessness, after all,
aud perhaps they'll look over it."
"Yes ; that's all very well,'' I said.
"But how am I to get there ? Iv'e got
no money. This wretched party has
cleaned us right out.''
"Borrow some of Cousins."
"He asked me to lend him a sovereign
last night, and I couldn't."
Now you'll say : "Hero's a man with
out resource. : ' Why didn't he pawn his
watch?" .To tell yon the truth, that's
what I did the week before, and the
money was all gone. "Then, under these
circumstances," you'll add, "it was im
moral to give a party." But you'll bear
in mind, the invitations had been ont for
a fortnight, and then we were in funds.
"Well, Jack," , said my wife, "you
must get the man the P. B to give
yon pome more money on the watch.
Sell it to him right out. ' It must be
worth at least . ten pounds,: for it cost
thirty, and you've only had five npon it.
Sell the ticket.
Yes ; but where was the ticket ? Why
in the ' little cash-pocket of my brown
greatcoat. Still, I bad beard, that ' if
yon'd lost a ticket, yon could make the
man give you another ; and Brooks, the
pawnbroker, was a respectable fellow
who perhaps -would help me out of my
difficulty. I went to him anyhow, on
my way to the station. 1 felt like a
ticket of leave man as I went into his
shop, but I put a good face upon it.
"Brooks," I saidT" "that watch you
know the ticket it's stolen." :
Brooks gave a portentous wink, lie
was a slow-specched man, with a red
face, aud a tremendous corporation. . ,
"Nay," he says my lad "tbou'rt
"What do you mean I'.' I said coloring1
WHOLE NUMBER 1373.
up furiously. Every one suspected me,
, " Why, it might ha' been stolen once,
but it are'nt now ; 'ave got it here. This
is how it were. A cadgidg sort of chap
comes in, and he says : "Master, what'll
yon give me for this here ticket ?" Now,
you know the hact don't allow us to give
nought in that kind of way, but I says
to the chap ; "Let's have a look at it ;
aud then I saw it was yours, and I said
to the man ; "My, lad, you are'nt come
honest by this."
"And you gave him into custody, he's
iu prison ? Old Brooks, what a capital
fellow you are !"
"Nay, he said : "I knowed better
nor that. Do yon think I'd expose a
customer ? I know you gents don't care
about these little irat'eis gettiug abroad,
and so I slaps my fist on the counter,
aud I says : "Hook it !" just like that.
And away he went like a lainp-1'ghler !
I sank down on the counter, overpow
ured with emotion.
"And what's more.'' went on Brooks,
' he never took up the money I'd lent
him for the coat."
"What coat ?" I cried.
"A very nice brown coat he put np
with me. About fit you 1 should think.
See, here it is.''
It was my identical brown greatcoat,
wrapped np in a bundle, and tied round
with my own handkerchief. I made a
dart at it, opened it, plunged my hand
iuto the breast-pocket theie was the
roll of money, there was the Iwentij two
thousand pouwh. .
How did I go to the bank that morn
ing, on legs or wings ? And how did I
get home, as soon as 1 had put the mon
ey safe away ? Mary knew by my face
it was all right j- aud did'nt we have a
dance of joy all around the house.
My burglar had becu only a sort ol
sneak, after all, who got iu at an open
window and bolted with the spoils of the
hall ; but if he h.ii t'iken the p tins to
look into the pocket of the coat, he'd
have been a rich though perhaps a
miserable and insecure mm, and 1
should Lave becu u'.tjrly aud deservedly
Tub following took pi. ice to prove an
alibi : '
Attorney S. You say that Kilis plowed
all day on the 21) Ji of November.?
Witness. (Referring tD his book)
Att. S. "What did he do on th
Wit, "He chopped wood."
Att. S. "Ou the 31st ? '
Wit. "That was Sunday i
went squirrel hunting."
Att. S. "What did he do
Wit. "We threshed whjat on that
Att. S. "What did you do on the
Wit. "It was raining, and he
ed out some handles."
Att. S, "What did he do on
Wit. "He choppod wood."
Att. S. "What did he do oa the"
But before the rtuestion could bo fin
ished the witness's wife seized him by
the collar and whisked him outside of
the wiUness box yelling in his affrighten
ed ear r
"You old fool, don't you know there
are only thirty days in the mouth of
Five Sti.ps to thk Gallows.
mau had committed murder, was tried,
found guilty, aud condemned to be
hanged. A few days before his execu
tion, he drew upon the wall of his prison
a gallows with five steps leading up to
Ou the first step he wrote, Disobe
dience to Parents.
Ou the second step, Sabbath breaking.
On the third step, Gambling and
; , Ou the fourth step. Murder.
The fifth step was the platform on
which the Gallows stood.
This poor fellow doubtless wrote the
history of many a wasted and lost life
Thinking a.d Doi.no. It is not
what people eat, but what they digest,
that makes them strong ; it is not what
they gain, but what they save, that
makes them rich ; it is not what they
read, but what they remember, that
makes them learned ; it is not what they
profess, but what they practice, that
makes them righteous.
Theodore Hook was once punning on
names, wheu a gentleman named Dunlop
defied him to pun on his name. ' 0,"
said Hook, "lop off half the name aud it
Mem are frequently like tea : the real
strength and goodness are not properly
drawn out of them until they have been
for a short time in hot water . ' - . .
The worst kind of education To be jit."
brought op by a policeman.
WhY is the letter Y like a young lady I j
Because it makes pa pay.
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SUICIDE OF NICHOLAS .MIXIO.V. A COSi
PKNT.OP IHB.FAMH.V 110 MEN KILL
ED BY THE BSNDK&S. , , - - - . -By
letters and through the mcdiirn i f
one or two of our exchahgrSj "wfi" ha-, e
received some more information concent
ing the last repoitcd art in the great
tragedy of Southern Kansas", tlio suicido
of Nicholas Jlinion The pronhs hat A
become interested to know what wite."
the confessions made by him, which the
telegraph so dimly hinted at. The story
as reported is that he admitted that he
went Sonlh wkh the Binder family soon
after the murders in Kansas, and that hi
kuew them, and thai they wric 'going
Aom Dallas to Kaufin in. He rays that
Bunder acknowledged that there lave
been 110 men killed iji Kansas. It does
not seem fiom intelligence yet lecrivnf
that Minion had anything to dj with the
murders as an aartHsory before' the fact,
but it would appear that he, in bm:iS'
manner, got into tlirlr coiiilJe'iici:' after
wards, and l-uried iu hh bosom the
dreadful sccrel3 reve;il d.
When he did make them publio, ancV
fotra I that the eye t f supuiuii was f.i:
tened upon him, and that a United St it s
detective was watching him, and would
not let bin? get off at Caddo; aint that ho
was even nupecled uf being one of tho
Benders, despair stizpd upon 14ni and ho
rasbjy took his own fife The circum
stances were that the prisoner was seated'
in the passenger jcar. It was lint known
to the United States detective, w ho wai
dogging hisTery step and watching all
his motions, that he had a weapon con
cealed on his pel son. lie suddenly drew
a Smith and Weston pocket pistol, place .1
the muzzle to his forehead anil fired,
blowing a two inch hole in his skull, from
which the brain protruded. - Luiien
Sevieb Lake, in Utah, is a body of ,.;
water some forty miles long by fifteen
wide, distant about ten miles from the
new Sevier mineral district. Its waters .'
contain about the same proportion of salt
as that found in Eea water. It is said 't
that it has long beeu believed among the ;
Indians living in the region arouud the
lake that it is inhabited by marine mon-
sters, and their terror of these creatures ,
is such that they cannot be induced to
go near this water. The Salt Lain Tri
bune says that a gentleman who reccntl
returned from a visit to the Sevier coun
try, while there, rode four miles along
the shore of the lake, and saw several of
these monsters sporting in the water.
The largest of these he indefinitely do
scribes as about fifty feet long by twenty
in circumference, while its back, as it
played and spouted, was plainly vuibhi
some teu feet above water. He said he
saw others, smaller than the one de
scribed, similarly amusing thrcre!vcs iu
If a piece of silver be put into nitiic
acid, a clear and colorless liquid, it is
rapid iy dissolved aud vanishes from the
sight. The solution uf silver may Ic
mixed with water, a.ul to appearance to
effect whatever is produced ; thus, in a
pail of water, we dissolve and render in
visible more thaa ten pounds' worth of
silver, nof a p.liLicIe of which can be
seen. iot only silver, lend and irom
but every other metal can bj treated in
the same way with similar results. When
charcoal is hurued, when candles are
burned, when paper is burned, these sub
stances all disappear and become invisi
ble. In fact, every material which is
visible can, by certain treatment, be ren
dered invisible. Matter which in one.
condition is perfectly opaque, and will
not admit the least ray of light to pass
through it, will in another form becoino
quite transparent. 1 be canse of ih'a
wonderful effect of the condition of mat'
ter id nlterly inexplicable. . .
Advice to tliose going abro.Tii : Get a
passport before starting." A priva'e let
ter from Egypt .-ays : " Jome of travel
ing friends have complained of soriotM
inconveniences which they have 'experi
enced in consequence of their having left'
the United Stales without passport. It
is true that they are not required for
England or France,' but it is unwise to hi-.
withont a passport if traveling in 1'aIeF-
tine, r,gypt, Atiotna, or Italy, uur min
isters are sometimes very much annoyed
by being called on to furuirh pa.wpoit.-t,
which ought to be obtained in the Uuited
Beauties often die old maids. : They
set such value on themselves,- that they
don't find a purchaser before the market
is closed, ifi
A New Yorker advertises for !'a boy to
open oysters about 15 years old. Half
a dozen in the shell would be enough of
A debtor gave as an excuse-for non
payment that " money was very close,
but not close enough yet for him to reach
Ix what case is it absolutely imposei-
ble to be slow and sure ? In the ca? cf
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