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DR. r. C. RUXDIO,
August 18, 18o5-tf.
THOMAS A. ELDER, afTT
Physician and Surgeon,
Office hours S A M. to S P. M. Office in
Helford's building, two doors abore the Stn
tmel office. Bridge street, aug 18-tf
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KC1LE0PATIUC PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Having permanently located in the bcrougb
of MitSintown, offors bis professional services
to the citixens of this place and surrounding
Office on Main street, over Beidler's Drug
Store. aug 18 l?t9-tf
Dr. E. A. Simpson
Treats all forms of disease, and may be eon
suited as follows: At bis office in Liverpool
fa., every SATURDAY and MONDAY ap
pointments can be u.ad for other days.
Jttf Call on or address
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dec 7 Liverpool, Perry Co., Pa
ri mum r.rmTTrmTniT
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PRICES OF teeth:
Full Upper or Lower Sets as Low as $5.00.
No teeth allowed to leave the office unless
tba patient is satisfied.
Teeth remodeled and repaired.
Teeth filled to last for life.
Toothache stopped in five minutes without
ex'ractine the tooth. .
Dental work done for persons without them.
leaving their homes, if desired.
Electricity used in the extraction of teeth,
rendering it almost a painless operation, (no
extra charge) at .the Dental Office of O. L.
Derr, established'in Mifflintown in 1860.
G. L. DERR,
Jen 24, 1872-ly Practical Dentist.
OFFERS his professsonal services to the
public in general, in both branches of
his profession operative and mechanical.
First week of every month at Richfield, Fre
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Second week Liverpool and Wild Cat Val
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Fourth week at his office in M'Alisterville.
Will visit Mifflin when called on.
Teeth put up on any of the bases, and as
liberal as anywhere else.
Address by letter or otherwise.
Meat ! Meat!
TI1E undersigned hereby respectfully in
forms the citixens of Mifflintown and
Patterson that his wagon will visit each ot
these towns on TUESDAY, THURSDAY and
SATURDAY mornings of each week, when
they can be supplied with
during the summer season, and also PORK
and SAUSAGE in season. I purpose fur
nishing Beef every Tuesday and Saturday
morning, and Veal and Mutton eTery Thurs
day morning. Give me your patronage, and
will guarantee to Bell as good meat as the
oountry can produce, and as cheap as any
other butoher in th6 county.
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yoar Wall Paper Cheap.
rpHE undersigned takes this method of in
L forming the public that he haa just re
ceived at his residence en Third Street, Mif
flintown, a large assortment of
of various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAPER 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 stock and
hear his prices before going elsewhere.
MuLaree supply constantly on hand.
Ettatt of Anderson Pines, deceased.
LETTERS of Administration having been
granted to the undersigned upon the
estate of Anderson Pines, late of Delaware
township, deceased, all persons indebted to
aid estate are requested to make payment,
and those having claims against the same,
to present them properly authenticated for
et clement to
--. . . AdmimttT'tert..,
B. F. SCUWEIEK,
VOLUME XXY1I, NO. 31
Ceant ths MerdSs.
Count the mercies, count the mercies, '
Number all the gifts of love ;
Keep a daily, faithful record
, Of the comforts from above ;
Look at all the lbvely green spot
In Tile's weary, desert way ;
Think. how many cooling fountains
Cheer the fainting heart each day.
Count the mercies, count the mercies,
See them strewn along the way.
See, oh, see how rich the beauties
In the charming scenes of earth !
Think of all the untold blessings
Clustering rouud our home and hearth ;
Think of friends and precious kindred
To our hearts so dear, so sweet ;
Think of heaven's unnumbered comforts
Can you all the list repeat ?
Count the mercies, eounttbe mercies,
Making bright paths for our feet.
Count the mercies, though the trials
Seem to number more sach day ;
Count the trials, too, as mercies,
Add them to the grand array.
Trials are God's richest blessings.
Sent U prompt our upward flight.
As the eaglet's nest all broken
Makes them fly to loftier height.
Count them mercies, greatest mercies,
That bring heaven within our sight.
Count them mercies that shall sever
Corda which bind our spirits down.
Causing us below to grovel,
And forget our heavenly crown.
Let all earthly lies be riven,
Kests be broken, bones decay,
If to God our hearts be driven,
If from earth we soar away.
Count them mercies, wondrous mercies,
Urging us the heavenward way.
Oh, what richer, purer comforts !
Better far than those of earth
Joys unfailing, hopes enduring,
Treasures of surpassing worth ;
Beams of bright celestial radiance "
From the central source of light.
Spreading o'er each scene of sadness
Ualos gladdening 10 the sight.
Precious mercies, priceless treasures.
Bringing us such rich delight.
Let us number o'er our jewels ;
Let us estimate their worth ;
Let us thank the precious Giver.
Strewing blessicgs o'er the earth.
Tet our hearts o'erfiow with gladness,
Let us tell the wonders o'er,
Till our multiplying mercies
Seem a countless, bouuuless etoro ;
Then let praises, grateful praises,
Be our language evermore.
Ailvorate of Chrittian llolinets.
A Woman's Courage.
The blood red light of sunset was
mirroring itself in crimson splashes in
the turbid tide of the great Western riv
er ; the blackbird was sounding its sweet
whistle through the old primeval forests j
aud Jonathan Beers, sitting by his cabin
door, smoked his solitary evening pipe,
and thought vaguely of the church belli
that used to ring at evening time in the
far old Eaetern village where he had been
born and brought up, with the roar of
the Penobscot Bay in his cars.
Td like to hear them bells once again
afore I die," mused old Jonathan. But
it ain't likely I'll ever go back again."
Even while these disjointed medita
tions nassed throueh his mind there was
a light step on the cabin threshold, aud
the rustle of stiffly starched piuk calico,
aud his niece Dorothy came to the door.
"Tea's ready, uncle dear,' said she,
"and I've baked a real New England
cornbread, and some ginger-snaps, such
as irrandmamrna used to make. And
see, uncle, I've sliced up the little red
peaches from the tree you planted your
self on the south side of the hill. Israel
Esmayne said it wouldn't grow, but it
has. I mean to keep a eaucerful and a
little cream for Israel to night, just to
Old Jonathan laid down his knife and
"Do you mean that Israel Esmayne is
coming here to night."
Ye uncle," said Dorothy, stooping
to recover a tea enoon she had dropped
a slim tea spoon with an antique silver
shell carved on Ue handle and coming
np very rosy from the search. "Why
"Take care, Dotty. That's all !"
"Uncle, what do you mean ?"
"I mean, child, that I'd rather lay you
in your grave in the new burying ground
where there's only one mound yet in the
shadow of the church spire, than to see
you married to a man who drinks !
That's what I mean, Dotty 1"
Dorothy's head dropped over ner
plate. r ,
Uncle, that is hardly fair. Because
a man had a bad habit once "
t.The soft eyes glittered into a defiant
'You are mistaken, uncle Israel Es
mayne has not touched a drop of ardent
spirits in a year. He has promised me
never t touch it again !
"I hone he never will, my girl," said
Jonathan Beers, although his tone be
trayed no rery sanguine feeling. "But
it ain't a safe thing to do. It's madness,
love of liauor is, and nothing short. It's
liable to break out at any time. Israel
Esmayne'e a good fellow inongh. I
hain't anything agin him but it ain't
Dorothy was silent. Why was if, she
asked herself, that men were so severe in
judging one another? Why did they
always look at the blackest and least
promising side of everything?- Israel
had promised her. She believed him.
And that was enough.
And while she tripped lightly back
and forth about her house hold duties,
her mind was full of the undefined fu
ture. She could see herself shadowy
and undefined as in a mirror, moving a
bright little home where flowers bloomed
in the casements, and birds sang, and
a clock ticked. "lie is coming ! he is
"One of these days !" said Dorothy
to herself, as she put away the saucer of
peaches and the little pitcher of thick
cream on a whitely scoured pantry shelf
"one of these days !"
She was thinking of the future. And
old Jonathan, smoking his pipe, was liv-
I ing in the past.
"You've eomothin' to do with the rail
road, stranger ; haven't you ?"
f I reckon I have," said Israel Esmay-
ue, indifferently. "I'm switchman."
"It don't take up much of your time,
I guess 1"
' It's got to be looked after just the
same, though," said the tall Westerner,
as he lifted the last monster log from the
cart he was unloading to the thrifty pile
at the north end of his hou.e.
"What time does the way train come
' At nine o'clock."
"Po you suppose I could go to Mel-lt-tiville
ami see the lumber dealers there
atidet back to the station again by that
Israel looked reflectively at the other
shore of the river.
"Well, you might, ' said he ; "but it
woul l be a pretty tight squeeze. "
"I'm a good walker,'' eaid the stranger
and p.s he spoke he drew a flat pocket-
flask from his pocket, uncorked it with
his teeth, and drank a copious draught.
Israel Esmayne watched him with eager
glittering eyes, like those of pome fam
ished wild iinitnal that scents bl.ioj
"Have a drink, friend 7" said the
stranger, proffm ing the flask. Israel Es
tnayue shook his heed, wilh set his teeth
aii'l lividly pale cheek.
"I never drink," said he, hoarsely.
You would, I guess, if yon could g';t
such stuff as this," said the man ; "soft
as oil and strong as fire. My father im
ported it. There's not much like it in
the ceuntry. Taste, if you don't believe
Israel stood for a moment, hesitating.
Then he cast an eager glance to the right
and to the left, as if half fc-arful leas
some one should see hi.n, and grasping
at the bottle drank I
The fevered bbod mounted to his
cheek ; and a strange sparkle came into
"Have you got more like that," he
whispered, hoarsely approaching his
burning lips so closely to the man's ear
that he involuntarily started. "Moore."
"I've got another flask, but "'
"Will you leave it behind ? I'll pay
you a good price for it."
Israel's eyes fell guiltily. ,-In in
caae of sickness, you know. We can't
buy such liquor here and it's a lonely
"You're ri,;ht enough there,'' said the
man, laughing, as be drew out another
flat flask, the mate to ihe first. "Here,
take it. Pshaw, friend, put up your
purse. You're welcome to it as a gift "
And he was gone, plunging through
the high grass "and bucbes, all fringed
with scarlet cardinal flowers and nodding
marigolds before Israel could stay him.
Israel Esmayne crept buck to his house
or, rather, the rude log cabin which was
a sort of hostage that one day a real
home should rise on its foundations, hold
ing the flat bottle close to him and glanc
ing rouud with furtive, wandering eyes.
"I needed it," he said to himself ; yes
I need it. I didn't know how much
until I tasted it. It slips over one's pal
ate like glass, so smooth, so nice, so lull
of strength. Oue more taste, and
When the clock struck nine the whis
tle of the way train sounded faint and
far off, and Israel Esmayne rose uncer
tainly to his feet The subtle, burning
fumes of the liquid flame had entered
into his brain j the walls seemed to reel
about him, the etars to swim in the great
blue firmament overhead. Nothing was
real all was faint and far off and vision
ary. But the chains of habit are hard
to shake off ; and Israel had gone out at
nine o'clock ever nigh for over a year
Groping his way, and walking with slow
unsteady steps, he went, still clasping
the partially emptied flask to his breast
in the inner pocket of his coat.
He could hew the rush of the river
below he could see the rails of the track
glistening in the faint starlight ; and me
chanically feeling under a cluster of spice
bushes for the switch key he knelt down
and stupidly fumbled there an instant.
TBI COISTITUTIOa TBI DSIOl AID ib xaroaatMiKT Of
JUNIATA C0UNTX PENiVA.,
" "The way train," he muttered to him
self. "It's all right. And then the
freight train half past muerra quarter
to ten ; and ' v '.
He stooped down by the river shore
and wet his burning forehead with the
cool drops he could scoop up in the, hoi
low of the hand. He sat down on a
fallen tree, and let his head fall on his
"Am I druuk J'' he muttered, half
aloud. "U God ! have I come to this in
spite of every thing I'
And the memory of Dorothy Beers
and bis sacred promise to her rose up in
his mind, as one sometimes remembers
promise made to the dead In all the
wild, wide, reeling, rocking, world of his
brain there was but one certainty. He
had lost Dorothy, his soft stepping,
sweet-eyed, redeeming angel the one in
all the world who loved and trusted him
"I dou't deserve her," he thought,
scarce able to shape definite thought in
his chaotic mind ; "but if I had only
fallen down dead before before I touch
ed that accursed stuff ! She would have
believed in me then."
The fresh, cool night air on his brow
was sobering him a little ; the touch of
the cold river water cleared the mists of
his clouded brain in some degree. He
rose up, steadying himself by the slen
der stem of a young white birch tree
that grew close beside Lira and looked
llaikl .A clear whistle, half a mile
away, cleaving the silence Jike the call
of some sweet throated bird.
It was the express, whose plum of
lurid smoke spanned -half a continent
the long serpent like traiu, glittering with
lights, and carrying a great eye of fire
iti front, which nightly thundered over
the line of rails, and shot like a meteor
nut of eight into the hush aud silence of
the woods, westward bound.
The way train passed at nine, making
a brief stoppage at Hurstley station
beyond, a mere wooden shed with a plat
form on either side. Half an hour after
ward a slow and heavy freight train fol
lowed it, running off on a side 'track to
ward the river' shore until the express
should hare safely passed. And it was
the special business of Israel Eimayne
to set the switch for the freight, and sub
sequently replace it for tlArhurrying ex
press. Had he done this ? With an awful
doubt poisoning his heart, he pressed his
hands on his temples aud tried to think.
He had been there he could recall just
how the dewy rails lookod, wet and glis
tening in the starlight. He had had the
switch key in his hand that he could
also remember. But was that before or
after the freight had switched off? . He
could not remember whether the freight
had passed or not. He did not know
whether he had locked the switches twice
or once, or, good heavens, not at all
The past was a swaying vacuam, the fu
ture strange and dream like. ' He closed
his eyes, he pressed his temples as if
either hand had been a vice of iron, in
the wild agoniziug effort to recall the
last half hour.
"O God !" he groaned aloud, as he
threw himself on his 'face in tba wet
grass, "am I going mad I"
Something hard struck against his
breastbone as ho flung himself down : it
was the fatal flask, lie tore it out, half
full of dork red poison, and dashed it
passionately into the bashes. It was
that that that had done all the mischief.
"O Heavenly Father!" he cried aloud
in his great anguish, "if it please Thee
to avert from me this awful crime of
murder done a thousand fold and naught
but one of Thy miracle can avert it now
I swear before Thy pavement of stars to
touch that devil's broth no more ! O
God, hear me! O Christ, save me !'
The earth beneath his groveling breast
thrilled and quivered as the express train
flew over the rails, aud Israel Esmayne
held his breath, momentarily expecting
the awful crash which would stain his
soul with the eternal brand of Cain.
Hush ! An owl hooting afar off in
the woods, the cry of some sad voiced
night-bird over head, and then another
whistle, clear and cheery. The express
had passed through Hurstley passed
through safe and sound ! And Israel
Esmayne, staggering to his feet, gazed
around him an instant, clutched vaguely
at the air, and then fell unconscious.
"Uncle, he is coming to. Ob, uncle,
I knew I knew that he was not dead !"
And the soft eyes of Dorothy Beers
were the first thing Israel Esmayne saw
as hia""BOul came out of the world of
shadows and oblivion, with old Jonathan
leaning on his cane just beyond.'
Tell me, Dotty," he grasped. "How
was it I The theswitcbes 1"
"It was my girl did it," said the old
man. "She came by, and she heard the
freight a whistlin', and she sees the
switches wasn't right, nor no signal, nor
thin.' Something's happened, says my
girl. 'Israel's been took ill, or dead.
says she. And there lay the key in the
middle of the track, and she catches it
up, and she unlocks the switches you
JULY 30, 1373.
showed her how to do it yourself, Es
mayne, one summer afternoon and she
hangs up tha white lantern. And. there
she stands, with her heart a beatin' fit to
choke W, till the freight gets off. And
she calls to one of the brakemen, Set
these ere right for the express,' says she.
'Quick 1 or there may be a thousand
lives lost.' 'Where's the switch-tender,
says he. 'God only knows !' says my
Dotty. And so she comes back artcr
me. 'Uncle,' she says, all white and
tremblin' like, 'Come with me.' 'What
for !' Bays I. 'To look for Israel, says
she. '1 don't sleep this night,' says ray
Dotty, 'till we've found him !"
'God bless her !' cried out Esmayne,
in a choked voice. 'God be thanked for
all his mercies.
"Was it a fit ?" said the old man, cur
iously. 'How did it come on I'
But Israel Esmayne spoke no word on
the subject, either then or ever, he mar
ried Dorothy Beers in the spring, and he
has sacredly kept his vows. If ho lives
to be a hundred years old, he will still
keep it. And Dotty, though she never
knew it, had redeemed him. l
The eorrespoudeut of the St. Louis
Globe writes; Our butcher is a graduate
of Yale, one of . the gcntlemeu working
in the printing office is a graduate of
Cambridge and a winner of the Bishop's
medal of proficency in the classics, a
ranchman near here is a son of a general
in the British army. Four other ranch
men are the four sons of a former Gover
nor of Bengal, who is very wealthy.
Two are the sous of an eminent London
banker. A graduate of one of the uni
versities manages a dairy, and attends
to most of the milking personally. I
said to an English lady of culture and
refinement, a friend of theirs; "Why is
it that these young men choose ts leave
their homes of luxury to live in this hard
rough way?" "It is to escape that life
that they corns here ; "They are tired
of it. There secm3 so little manhood in
Within thsir tents are cmt rit hints
of the comforts and luxuries with which
they have heretofore been surrounded
Valuable watches and jewelry, the finest
linen bedding in quantities, demasks of
exquisite quality, while scarcely a week
passses that presents from friends testi
fy, not only to their remembrance, but
to their wealth. Yet these men lie down
with the stars for their canopy, the earth
for their bed, the mountain wind for their
song, only a blanket about them.
asked if they really worked hard, or, if
it was the romance of "roughing it.'1
"They sought work," said my informant
"they work like gaily slaves." A great
deal of English capital has been invested
here, which together with tLe salubri-
cty of tLe climate, aud tLe beauty
of the scenery, has attracted
very good class from that coumtry to
settle here. A large share not only in
railroads, but in land, are hell by their
capitalists. A villa is to be erected at
Mauitou Springs this summer for an
English Lord, and an heiress from that
country is just completing a beautiful
resideuce there. In riding, last week.
we called at the Louse of a German
Baron, and found him hoeing weeds in
his garden, and his lady at work in the
The Leavenworth Times of ' a recent
date, says; We received a call from
Jacob I. L trge, a gentlemen who, some
time ago, was attacked and scalped
on the plains, near Fort Dodge,
by a band of seven Indians headed by
the son of the famous Little Crow, kil
led iu 1 601, in Minnesota. It seemes
that Mr. Large, who has been a fron
tier man nearly all his life, having gone
to Wisconsin in an early day of the set
tlement of that State, aud from thence
to .Minnesota, was tne identical man
who killed the dreaded chief is one of
his rails on the white ' sttlers, near the
town of Hutchinson, on the Crow river
iu 1361, and was known and his life
threatened by little Crow's son, who
was with his father at the time of his
death, It might be well to add that the
body of tie big chief was boiled, aud
his bones distributed to the people of
Minnesota as relics, his Iifo having been
a terror and dread to all who lived in
Minnesota having lost all charm for
the frontierman: Large came to Kansas
and stopped at Fort Dodge, from which
point he reco nnoitered the surrounding
country in search of a gold claim, and
while out one day he was overtaken by
this band of Indians, who were on a buf
falo hunt, and recognized by Little
Crow as the man who killed his father
Large ran from them, but was too slow
of foot to escape, llis leg was broken
in two places, and his scalp was taken
from his eyebrows to the crown of bis
bead. He was then left on the prairie
to die. He was picked up by a scouting
party from the fort and taken in for treat
ment His leg is healed, but his head
is a fearful sight, and it will be a long
time bealing, if it ever does. One of his
eyes has gone blind As soon as he was
able to walk bis anxiety to return home
started him off on foot in that direction,
and he arrived in due time at Leaven
worth, in a tolerable atate of health.
EDITOR A5U PROPRIETOR.
WHOLE NUMBER 1377.
At a recent session of the British Par
nameni, iora i,tiricK called attention to
the enormous destruction of life occasion
ed annually in British ludia by the rav
ages of wild beasts, aud asked if the
government of India had nnder consider
ation any measures for its prevention, as
these were imperatively needed lie
brought to the notice of the House of
Lords a paper lately read before the So
ciety for the Promotion of Social Science
by Capt. Rogers of the Bengal service,
who, as long ago as 1SGS, ineffectually
endeavored to interest the latb Lord
Mayo iu the lamentable condition of the
Indians, and get him to take proper mea
sures for its amelioration. Indeed, the
government seems to have been looking
at the matter from every point of view
since 1864, and with the usual result -of
such efforts of mental expansion total
inaction. According to Capt. ..Rogers,
whose information was gathered from
official sources, every year in India sees
the destruction of 10,000 natives by
tigers, leopards, wolves panthers, hyenas,
snakes and other wild beasts, aud this
enormous loss of life has increased stead
ily since the government ui-aruied the
people after the rebellion, and left them
almost helpless before the 'man-eaters.'
Between the j angles aud the fully cul
tivated lands of the peninsula there are
great tracts of country on which the peo
ple live in frail huts, with goats to pro
vide them with milk, and larger animals
used as beasts of burden and in agricul
ture. When deer are scarce or wary,
hungry tigers sally from the jungles rush
upon the defenceless men and beasts,
with the speed of lightning and not un
frequently cause the depopulation of
large districts,' not only by their actual
ravages, but by the terror with which
the villagers come to regard them. The
tigers have learned to lie in wait along
the roads which traverse the cultivated
tracts adjacent to the jungles, on one of
which one tigress in 1869 stopped traffic
for many weeks, and waa known to have
killed 127 persons. Iu three years ano
ther mau eater caused the death of 103
human beings, or an average of thirty
six a year. But the immediate destruc
tion of men is not the worst of the busi
ness, for the Hindoos have come to look
upon such a calamity as one of the en
durable ills of this world, and to regard
it almost with equanimity.
Capt Rogers estimates the loss of cat
tle in the aggregate at about sixty head
for every human being killed in this way
and its result in money at about one
million pounds sterling annually. Till
age is abandoned. Men fall into the
hands of usurers, and, to give one exam
pie from many, one tigress is known to
have thrown 250 square miles of coun
try ont of cultivation. To diminish the
number of wild beasts the natives, 4rom
time imnremorial, have had shikarries, or
hunters, who received rewards from gov
ernment proportionate to the number of
predatory animals they killed ; but un
der English rule, these, with an amount
of foresight not peculiar to Hindoos have
learned that their account is to be found
in waiting for very large emoluments for
the slaughter ef peculiarly notorious
tigers, which, therefore, they are elow in
killing nntil the maximum reward of
three hundred rupees has been offered
In other ways they are intffctual, and, it
fs said, have come to listen to British
lovers of 'sport,' and, neglecting their
business, to let the man eaters live.
It is perfectly evident that the people
whom the government, for political rea
sons, has deprived of their means of
defence, should be defended by it from
their natural enemies. In reply to Lord
Ettrick's remarks, the Duke of A rgyll
said that he should call the attention of
the Indian government to the matter and
made the remark that although the 'res
ponsibility of the government had been
increased by the native disarmament
which followed the Indian mutiny, it was
notwithstanding, extraordinary that the
people had not sufficient energy to go
out and destroy these creatures.' How
true and just the remark is may be seen
by oue who will reflect upon what exe
cution the Duke of Argyil would be like
ly to do if, with a cotton rag about his
middle and a blunt knife as his only
weapon, a tiger should swoop down upon
him, having just made short work of the
Marquis of Lornc or the Prince gs Leaise.
AT. Y. Times.
A venerable gentl man who attain
ed the age of ninety, once said in onr
hearing that be atti ibuted the preserva
tion of his life to this remarkable period
to the circumstance that his constitution
was naturally so delicate that he was
unable to violate any law of health with
out feeling the effect at once. lie was
obliged to pay the penalty immediately.
This made him very careful. In youth
he was so feeble that he would gladly
have compromised his chances of long
life for a certainty of forty years. But
bis strict observance of what Lis health
required Lad gradually strengthened his
constitution, and at niuety he was hale
and hearty. I
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BAEIKS ACT IN IOWA.
X Train Thrown from the Track -The EsV
pi nee r Killed.
The Wreck Robbed br Xaske'd MvO.
ChiC.Cgo, July 22.--Au Eveninj Jour
nal special front Des Moines gives the
following account of the attack on the
train last night from Superintendent
Boyce, who was on the train :
The train left Council Bluffs at' five
o'clock, with fiur coaches and tw
sleepers ; the rear slseper was fHled with
a corrpany of aristocratic Chinese, on
their way to New England colleges ;
there were also two bgage car, on
which was the through California mail
and express , matter, consisting of tiilar
two thousand dollars in the express safe,
and three tons of bullion. When about
sixty five mih s west of this city, about
8:30, at a sharp curve in the road and iu
an isolated spot, with no houses within
seveu miles, the train moving at abont
twenty five miles ah boor, the engineer,
John i'aflerty, ruddenly saw or.n rail
move from iis place ; ho itistautly re
versed his engine and applied the air
brakes, and while iu the act of doing it
built ts came pelting into the engine house
The engine was thrown off the track,
and turned over, throwing out the en
gineer, John Rafferty, and the fireman,
and the former fulling on the latter, dead.
It is supposed he was killed by the con
cussion, as no bullet wounds are found
on his body. The fireman escaped hrr
hurt. The train being very heavy, ran
about one hundred feet and stopped ;
the engine run' np into' the bank and
turned over, aud the three baggage cars
doubled np and were badly smashed. As
soon as the train stopped, six large, ath
letic men, masked in full K-u KIux style,
appeared at the express car, in which
were Conductor William Smith, Super
intendent Boyce, the express messenger
John Burgess, and three other persons,
and commenced firing rapidly hi to the
car, yelling "Get out of there, damn ye,
get out of there." Two bullets passed w
through the clothes of the conductor, one '
grazed the eknll of the baggage master,
and one the side of the head of the me?
The inmates jumped out, when thcy
were ordered to the rear nnder cover of
half a dozen navy revolvers. Two of
the robbers marched np and down the
train, threatening to shoot any person
who showed their heads, saying. " Get
down out of sight, damn you, or we will
The robbers then took abont two thou
sand dollars from the express safe, cut
open the mail sacks, but took no letters,
and mounted each a horse and1 rode off
across the prairie, in a southerly direc
tion the whole being done iu less than ten
minutes. They very fortunately did not
cut the telegraph wires, and Superinten
dent Boyce at once hastened to the near-1
est sta'tron and telegraphed in all direc
tions. An engine and a posse of men
were sent out from Council Bluffs on the
Burlington and other roads to intercept
the robbers in a southerly direction.
Their dresses and voices indicated they
were regular bushwackers, and they
evidently intended to g-t th fiscal valu
able express matter by the route on Mon
days, bnt which went throngh en in
extra train on Sunday night.
The robbers, during the Jay, stole a
spike bar and hammer from a Land car
house, at the nearest sLatiou, drew tha
spikes from the end of a rail, and fasten
ed a Email cord to the end of a rail and
secreted themsi lves several rods away,
and as the engine approached, pulled the
rail out of place.
The promptness of the engineer and
the air-brakts saved the passengers from
harm, as not one was hurt. A fi ack was
at once laid around the wrecked ca', and
the train resumed its trip, arriving Lere
at 7:30 this morning, bring the dead body
of the engineer, who resided here, and
who leaves a wife and three children.
A LAZY dyspfptic was bewailing Lis
own misfortuu' s, and rpeaking with a
friend upon the Iattt r's hearty appear
ance. What do you do to make your
self so strong and LeaUhy 1" inquired
the dyspeptic. Live on fruit alone,"
answered the friend. " What kind of
fruit 1" "The fruit of industry ; and I
am never troubleifilh indigestion."
Three-fourths of the diflk-ultU'S and
miseries of men come from the fact that
roost want wealth without earning it,
fame without deserving it, popularity
without temperance, respect without vir
tue, and happiness without holiness.
Pkkservb your conscience always
soft and sensitivve If but one sin force
its way into that tender part of the sou)
and dwells there, the road is paved for a
thousand iniquities. -
Wiik.n a man says the world owes him
a living, keep yooi eye on your clothes
line and smoke buse.
for late dinners