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S3XVH VIHnaaV7IHJ lS2Ki)IH i
Tlic Husband Revenge.
Somewhere about Ihe year 1835, Wil
liam ISradway, a young man of rive and
twenty, then living in ttte interior of the
State of New York left his family, con
sisting of a wife and two small children,
and went uth on a tour of speculation.
He was absent nearly a year, and stated
on his return, that he had been very suc
cesful,and had purchased a place on the
Red River, whither he proposed to move
his family, and there aettle, perhaps for
life. His wife pleased with the novelty
of the change, readily assented to the new
arrangement ; and, -as soon as their Nor
thern affairs were properly settled, they
set off for their new home, which, in due
course of time, they reached in safety.
Rut Mrs. Rradway was sadly disap
pointed in finding the place so different
from what she had pictured in her fancy.
The settlement was new, and everything
was rough. The houses, many of them
were built of logs, and even the best of
them lacked the finish of her Northern
home, wimVthe furniture was generally of
the plainest and coarsest description, and
scanty at that. Rut worse than all the
rest were the inhabitants ; composed prin
cipally of rough speculators, negro tra
ders, gamblers, and outlaws from differ
ent quarters, with such females and chil
dren as looked to them for support. Mrs.
Hradwav. who had been well educated
and brought up in refined society, sought
in vain among them for suitable associ
ates and corn f "anions, and being a stranger
in a strange land, soon became depressed
and homesick. Under the peculiar cir
cumstances, she unguardedly made some
remarks not complimentary to the place
and its inhabitants ; and these remarks
being reyorted, with such additions and
exaggerations as scandal-mongers gener
ally use for "embellishments, she soon
found herself surrounded by open enemies,
and subjected to such petty annoyances
and persecutions as little, malicious minds
delight to inflict upon those they secretly
believed to be their superiors, and both
envy and hate for that cause.
Six months had not passod away ere
William Rradway felt the necessity of re
moving his family from that unpleasant
and 1 iwless locality, and this he was pre
paring to do, when an awful tragedy oc
curred which changed the peaceful man
into a bloody avenger. Some business at
a neighboring settlement called him from
home for a couple of days, and on his re
turn he found his house in ashes, and
learned that his wife and children had all
been murdered under the most atrocious
and aggrivating circumstances his poor
wife, previous to her throat being cut,
having been subjected to treatment worse
than death by the three ruffians concerned
in the horrible affair.
To a fond husband and father this was
a terrible blow.: and for a da and a
night William Rradway remained beside
the still smoking ruins of his dwelling,
some of the time walking slowly around
them with his ej'es bent on the ground,
and some of the time standing and "azina
at them with an abstracted air, as if he
were recalling the past, or looking into the
past, or into t he future. He had shown
no violent sorrow even a the first, but
had received the awful intelligence as one
mentally stupefied as one who could not
clearly believe the facts and comprehend
the whole extent of his loss. It was ob
served that his features suddenly became
deadly white, even to his lips, and then
gradually changed to a livid hue, which
remained, without alteration, and without
beinc afterwards tinged by even the
" Who did it T" he inquired, in a tone
of unnatural calmness.
Three men were named George Ilar-
baugh, James Fawcet, and John Ellery.
These men were known as gamblers and
desperadoes, and had been suspected of
beinr robliera and murderers. They did
not live in the village, but had visited it
occasionally, and one of them had, some
time previously, had a quarrel with Rrad
way, and threatened revenge, though the
latter little dreamed at the time that any
thing terrible was meant as had been ac
complished. It is but justice to say that, though the
Rradway's, as previously mentioned, had
made themselves very unpopular in the
place, there were very few of the residents
who openly sanctioned the horrid crimes
that had been committed, and thore were
some who boldly expressed a hope that
the perpctritors would yet meet with a
just punishment ; but though the ruffians
had made no secret of their fiendish deeds
and had even boasted of them before they
left the place, no one bad made any at
tempt to arrest or detain them, and they
had gone, no one knew whither.
It was about ten o'clock in the morning
that William Rradway first saw the ruins
of his home, and heard the awful news of
his irreparable loss; and all through the
remainder of that day and the night which
followed it he conducted himself in the
manner we have described, seemingly ta
king notice of the curious groups that
gathered around him, and replying to none
of the idle questions put to him.
The next morning he went into a neigh
bor's house and asked for something to
eat, which was given him. lie offered
to pay for this, but the man of the house
declined io receive any money, and, with
expressions of sympathy, invited him to
make his home there for a few days.
No," returned Rradway, ''I intend
to leave to-day."
' You don't look as if you'd got
strength to go far," said the man in a
" I have that within which will sus
tain me," replied Rradway.
He then inquired into the particulars
of the awful tragedy and the direction
taken by the murderers speaking calmly
himself, and listemngly calmly to all re
the replies his features the while retain
ing their unnatural, livid hue, and dis
playing no signs of emotion,' save jerhaps
now and then a perceptible quiver of the
bloodless lips. As lie passed through the
village, after taking leave of this family,
he was several times stopped by different
parties, who wanted to enter into conver
sation with him, and find out w hat he
intended to do, but hs gave them only
evasive answers, and slipped off" as quiet
ly as possible.
It was about two months after this
that George Ilarbaugh, late one night,
was picking his waj' through the dark
streets of Nacogdoches from a gambling
house in his lodgings, when a man came
up to him and quietly sai l : Good
eveninjr, sir !'
Who're you ? and what uy'e want ?"
demanded the ruffian in a gruff", surly
tone, at the same time thrusting his right
hand into his bosom as if to draw a pis
tol. "Do not be alarmed, sir!" returned the
stranger ; " but permit me to ask you one
or two questions. In the . first place, is
your name George Ilarbaugh ?"
" Well, what of it, whether it is or
isn't ?" was the uncivil demand.
IF it is, I owe you something, which
I wih to pay," returned the stranger;
" and il it is not, perhaps you can put ine
in the way to find the person I seek?"
" What do you owe me for, and how
much ?" inquired the gambler, taking his
his hand from his bosom.
"I am light, then, in supposing I ad
dress George Ilarbaugh himself?"
"Yes, that's my name. What's yours,
and wher'd we ever meet before ?"
"If I am not mistaken," pursued the
stranger, " you.
were at the village of-
, on the Red
sixth of Sep-
river, on the night of the
..rv,l... locf ?"
"I la ! what's this?" cried the ruffian,
springing back, and again thrusting his
hand into his bosom.
He had not time for more, ere, with a
flash and a crack, a ball passed through
his breast. As he staggered and fell,
shouting murder, a sharp knife was
drawn across his throat and the name of
I William Rradway hissed into . his dying
I ear. It was the last earthly sound he
j ever heard. He was found murdered,
but his assassin was not discovered,
j During the winter following, James
i Fawcet went among the Choctaws to pur
i chase horses. While trading with the
; Indians he fell in with a small dealer,
I who, for a trifling consideration, offered
i to assist him in taking his horses to the
! settlement some two hundred ' miles dis
j tant where he expected to dispose of them
1 at a heavy profit. The bargain was
; struck, and, with fifteen horses, James
I Fawcet set off with his assistant through
! a long stretch of wilderness. On the
j second night, as the gambler and murder
I er sat smoking before the camp fire, he
was suddenly startled by finding a noose
: dropped over his head and shoulders and
j drawn around his body, po as to pinion
j his arms. In less than a minute, not
I withstanding a vigorous resistance on his
i part, he was literally bound hand and
I foot, and lay stretched on the earth as
i helpless as an infant.
' What's the meaning of this? Do
you intend to murder me ?" he demanded,
in a voice made tremulous by fear.
I suppose you do not recollect ever
having seen m before you met me in the
Indian villiage ?" said the man who had
been acting as his assistant, a hu now
stood over his prostrate form.
" No, 8f course not ! Where had I
ever seen you before?" replied Fawcet.
The other removed a wig of long hair,
and a patch from one eye, and then
quickly said : " Do you know me now?"
" Well, it does seem as if I had seen
you before, but I can't tell where," said
" Do you remember the woman and
children you helped to murder on the 6th
of last September ?"
"Ha! you're Rradway!" cried the
villain, in a tone of despair.
" William Rradway, at your service
the same in name as when you knew me,
but not the same in nature. Then I
would not have harmed you ; but now I
would execute the vengeance of a wrong
ed husband and father."
"Mercy!" gasped Fawcet.
" Did you show any ?"
" You will not murder me ?'
"You must die, I have sworn it. I
have followed you to rid the earth of a
monster. Ilarbaugh fell by my hand ; I
shall not spare you, and then to hunt
down John Ellery ! Say you prayers, if
you have any to say, for your minutes
are numbered ?"
"Mercy, mercy!" gasped .the terrified
The avenger made no further reply, but
deliberately proceeded to fasten a rope,
with a noose, around the neck of Fawcet.
This done he dragged him to a sappling,
bent it over, secured the other end of the
rope near its top, and let it go.
With a wild, unearthly yell, the second
murderer was jerked up from the earth,
and hung dangling, swinging, and strug
gling a few feet from the ground. Rrad
way looked calmly on. till the body be
came still in death ; and then, mounting,
his own horse, he rode swiftly away,
leaving the other horses, and the money
on 'the person of the dead man, to who
ever mi-jlit find them.
It might have been six months after the
terrible death of the ruffian just recorded,
that two men sat in a private room of a
gambling den in Natchez, playing cards
for money. Riles of gold and silver and
rolls of bank notes were on the table be
tween the men, and each was staking his
money freely, and apparently considering
nothing but how to beggar the other by
his superior skill or knavery.
You know," said one of the two
men, " that we arc to play till one of us
wins all ?'
" Suppose we take another drink on
A liottle and tumblers stood on the ta
ble just behind the first speaker, who got
up and turned round and poured out two
glasses his companion, who had the
deal, improving the opportunity as well
as he could arrange the cards so to give
himself a winning hand. The man who
poured out the liquor now handed one to
the gambler at the table and held the
other himself, ready for drinking.
"To the cholera!" he said, quietly
nodding to the other for the malady
had at that time begun its work of des
truction. " To ihe cholera be it then, and let it
do its work!" cried the gambler, with
forced bravado, turning somewhat pale,
and tossing off his glass at a gulp.
The other drank quietly, replaced the
two tumblers, and resumed his seat at the
gambling board. For a few minutes
there was no remark made, except what
concerned the game ; ami then the one
who bad parti illy packed the cards, as ho
raked down a large sum he had just won.
said, looking up, with an expression of
alarm, " Ry Heavens! I feci very
"You look very pale," returned the
other-r-" I think j-oil aw going to die."
" Well, you're a pretty comforter, 1
I think you will find me so preseut-
Ah?" groaned the gambler, dropping
the cards and clasping his stomach with
both hands, " I am on fire inside."
"Of course you are!"
"How, of course? What do you
know about it ? Have I got the cholo
ra?" demanded the gambler somewhat
" Listen to me a few moments, and
you will know and understand all. There
were once three companions named
George Ilarbaugh, James Fawcet,- and
John Eller. A little more than a year
a-n, tlvey murdered an innocent woman
and two children, in the village of ,
while the husband and father, William
Rradway, w as away. When he n turned
and learned all the horrid particulars, he
swore a solemn oath that ha would never
er rest in peace till he should have hnnt
ed them all down, and put an end to their
guilty lives. Georgo IJarbaogh was as
sassinated in the streets of Nacogdoches,
James Fawcet was hung in the west, and
John Ellery was poisoned in Natchez."
"Rut I am John Ellery!" cried the
gambler, the very picture of horror.
" No need io tell me that, who have
hunted you to your death!" said the other.
" I am William Rradway !"
"Good Heaven! am I then noisoned?"
shrieked the wicked man, as new pangs
" Yes, beyond hope ! In five minutes
you will lie a corpse."
"Murder! help!'' the dying man
began to crv.
" None of that !"" said Rradwav,
spring upon him like a tiger, and forcing
a handkerchief into bis mouth, w hich he
held there till thi man fell down in
spasms, when he turned to the table uid
quickly selected his own monev from the
gambler's and put it in his pocket.
The poison was quick and sure and in
less than half an hour from his last drink
of spirTts the murderer was a corpse.
Waiting only to be certain of his deatii,
Iiradwa' went down stairs and told some
of the people of the houso that his com
panion either had the cholera or had fal
len down in a lit, and thy had better g
up and see to him. He then hastened
down io the river, got on board ihe first
passing steamer, and before night was
many miles away from the seuce of his
last act of vengeance.
William Rradway subsequently went
to Texas, joined a band of rangers, and
was finally killed in a fTght with a party
of guerrillas on the western frontier.
His companions all spoke of him as a
quiet, deteraiined man, who was npver
known to smile.
Sonora Copper 3ilnrs,
A correspondent of one of the St. j
Leois papers gives the narratjvp of an ',
exploit ion from the foot of the Sierra '
Madre range across the State of Sonora
to Arizona, in which allusion is made to
the " marvelous"' Nacosari copper mines. ;
as follows : j
It is a most wonderful developement of ,
that valuable ore, so lavishly and and re- j
dundantly thrown down or up th-re, that i
almost upon the very suffice one beholds ;
masses of copper ore, with 50 per cent, :
of pure metallic copper in it, in abuss- 1
dance sufficient to surfeit the market of :
the world. I scarcely know whether to :
call it a vein or lode. It is sixty fc t ;
wide and runs for miles. The ore is o ;
advantageously placed that it can be
blasted out for one dollar p.'r ton, I orF-r"-ing
to contract to take 5,003 tons at that
No shafts or tunnels seem necessary
any more than on Pilot Knob or Iron
Mountain. All that is necessary is to
put in a blast and knock otr "a ton at a
pop." Resides the copper, each ton con
tains sixty dollars per ton of silver. I :
have many specimens of the beautiful
ore, some of them as beautifully variga- ;
ted as the colors of the spectrum, all of
them 50 per cent, pure. The " Don
Juan" is a continuation of this wonder
ful in:ne, two thousand feet distant.
Neither of them have been much worked,
capital being wanting. The face of th
mine already stripped presents the boiu
tiful ore in 'such advantageous position
that the merest bungler in . :ntni::? cuild
kngck it out so rapidly and at such little
cost that it could be laid dow n at : In
doors of the smelling furnaces at .a less
per centage of expense than can be said
of any copper mine I have beard of from
Lake Superior to the Isthmus of Darien.
Rktroi.kum IN" Cir.n oKMv Informa
tion by the telegraph from S in Francisco
has been received in this city that an oil
well is reported struck flowing two hun
dred barrels per day the existence of oil
in abundance on the Northern eo:.! of
California being thus abundantly demon
strated. This is understood to be the tir.-t
paiing wfill sunk in a region where the
existence of petroleum in paving quantities
was first demonstrated, in December .ast.
according to a repeat of l'rofesso;' Si'.Ii
mun. The surface oil discovered is described
as of the orisiston. of good sperm oil;
in color greenish yellow and opalescent,
almost without odor, what it has being
rather agreeable than otherwise, and some
what resembling tnrei;t:ne. lis Sn'eifie
gravity is about 900, water lein iiieur.it,
which is not very different from the den
sity , of averag" crude petroleum. Its boil
ing point is high.
The excitement which since the De
cember discoveries, has prevailed through
out California region will doubtless be ir.
creased by the announcement which is
now made. .Y.
C3T Music of the season -sound from
J the light Cat a rib.
Vast Armies and lelr Jioie-mciii.
There have U-eu vast armies and g: ae..l
movements in ancient times. I lore- is a
record of some of them :
Sennacherib, the bible fells us lo.-i in
a .-ingle night 185,'!0!j by the disl.OMeg
The city of Thebes hd a htu.Jicd
gates and could send out of each gate
lO.OUJ fighting men and two hundred
chariots, i;i all 1,0'.-'0,000 men and two
The army of Trerah, King of Ethiopia
eon.-i-ted of 1 ,OO0,H'0 mt n ami lin e- hun
dred ch uii:ts of war.
Sesostris, King of Egypt, led agr.Ia.-t
his ciiciines o00,0(0 men, 24,000 chaii
uls, 11!) I before Chri.-r.
IL:n:ilear went from Carthage, and
huide l rear Palermo. He had a fleet of
2,HK ships and 3.O0 ) small essels, tiv.'X
a land force of 30;,. men. At the
buMie in which-he was deflated, 150,000
were si. .in.
Ninus, the Assyrian king, about 2.200
years before Christ, led against the Rac
tri.ios an army of 1,701, OoJ foot, 1,70.
0!) ho s. anJ 1G.0J J chariots arml
Semi; amis employed 2,!"90,Q..i) m.:i
i:i building Rahjjon. She took 100,
O00 prisoners at Indus and sank 2,00
A .-hu t time after the taking of" R;. by
Ion, the forces of Cyrus consisting of
0O;,:)U0 f'H.t, 1-2,'OJ ho.e, and 2,000
chariots, armed with scythe .
Army of Cambyses, ". '.'')) 5-troi r,
was buried in the d:seri s.. d- cf Afj'uss
by a south wind.
W ben Xrxes arrived a'. Tl.crmopyl;r
his land and sea forces amounted to 2,
01-1,510. exclusi ve of servants, eunuchs,
wom'n, sutlers, etc., i.i all numlrii.g
5,283.220. So say Herodotus, Plutarch,
The army of Artaxeixes before ti e
battle of Canuxa amounted to about 1,
2'0'000. Ten thousand horses and 100,000 foot
fell on the fatal field of Issus.
When Je rcsa'em was taken by Titus,
1,100,000 pel i: lied in various ways.
The army of Ta iM--!ane is said to have
sim-nm-cd to 1 ,000,00' and that of his
aiiia-onist, Rajazt to 1,409,000.
C"st- i Petroleum.
HitLtito this oli Las been most exclu
sively spoken of as an illuminating sub
s'.:;itev. Mid :.s sue li if has at least as
many a Sv-eis.-iri-es as it has friends. Rui
it possesses at -i:t r qualities, the value
of which i less -pci to di-pule. We
mentioned a tew d:i& Kgo the property it
possesses of de:iroying the parasites that
prey uj on the human 1 cdy, and we will
now r.dd that it may become one of the
most impor5a.it auxiliaries .in the art of
tlyeing, in wbieh it i- calculated to pro
duct: q.ii.e a revolution, it having just
lieen discovered th:it it con';. ins the prin-
ciplcs of aniline, the wil! known vegeta
ble b.iso d -rived, from huligo, and which
is new so comm-r.ly u-ed for p-exlucing
soh-ndid rose-colored. sunTs. Aniline has
hit hert -j b-en obtained by treating indigo
I wiili a -o:e--n'.-.ited so!. iii--n of jotash,
'. m Iii-i-. by a wni. -h oily sr-bstar.ee is
rii:nied, v Ich bv disli.leti. ii yields pure
a-iiliiee, :i e! .-r i-olorl-ess liq-iid, having the
siaeii of wiiv, trit a corrosive a v.d pois n
ous ta-te. 'i "lie s.dts of aniiii.vi arc color-I--S-:
bet rapidly a--:H:i ; a nicl'ow rose
co! r !y . p t. ihe air. White
wood .lipped i;ito a foiut'on of sa'f of ani
line t::ke a d-e: p vo'.low cilor : Hydmch
. lori- 1 turns tiiwe sal's gn en, blue, or
: black, accorh::". io ihe concentrated state
! of :!ie so'urie-:--. For the present, cxperl-rnnt-
.11! b: i Torres.- for extracting
ani'iue I'ei.i pctrelium at a cheap cost,
and livre is every n:son to s'lpposc that
th--e ell! r:s will b-i ctowred wi.h mccees.
Certain odoiitlroi s ethers may ::lso bv
extracted from petroleum, and th"re U
even a talk of substituting potta'.ci.n tor
t-vi! of c ke for steam purposes. Lcuhm
tS2 A ci.!..iiig politician is often found
skio'Iiiiii ond t the ckrieai robe', with an
oi.t.-ide rc'.e-ion an I .-in inside all po
hiicai rancor Tbiirj Sj iriuial and
thinjs ti !'.;; -r:;l jov strangely j'lm'ob-d to
gether, like- poisons an 1 s tuidctes on ar.
; apoili.ea.' v's shelf: and ii'end of a de
von s' oion the simp!;' chai-eh -going peo
ple h.ivc t.ften a political pr.:..:.iei thros'.
down t!.fr throats labelied with a piosi
text from Scripture. -.Washington I:in..
C3 Heaving a physician remark that
small bl.w would break t!i nose, a
tie ee'. lii'.u-i 1, Wel I da ino bout tl...
I've b'.o veil my n s? a gre-i! many time.-,
;;nd I'w r,
broke it vet.