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JOBBING D,EPARTBIErit T.,
iht Prop:lo.ora liacrtockpdthrestabLebtuent "rid,
eortment of moderust) lex
JOB AND CARD TYPE
AND FAST PRESSES
..1.1 ere prepared to execute neatly, and promptly
r, ~ T ERS.ILANDBILLS,CLBCVLARS, CATZ.O9 BILL.
READS, LETTER LIEb DB: STATBILENTS.
d. Mortgages. Lamas, and a full assortment of
wables' and Justices' Blanks, constantly.. band.
Pear It li N lug at a thatant.ec..a, depend ~r, having:hell ,
a. rt doce pronjppi,an,,l rim t back its teillrri Mai '. '- '''' l ''.- - -I -. o'•17, , • •- ;
--- I VOL: XIV.
.C . -Orrics—Roy'ablock,Socond Floor
W. D. TERRELL .1.7. CO.,
HOLDSALE DRUGGISTS, and dealer" in
all Paper, Kero.,one Lamps, Window Wass,
Parfamarv, Paints and Oils, Ac., /o.
i.,rning, S. Y., Jan. 1, IS6B.—ls.
' .1.38N I. aurcaELL
NICHOLS & MITCHELL,
'TTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW
rice formerly ,ceupied by JamegLOßTey,En
Irl4. A. NicemLs. JOHN t MITCHELL.
',Vellsuoro, Jan. 1, 1366-Iy.
WILLIAM H. SMITH.:
TORNEY AND COUN.PLOB. AT LAW
I asurance, Bounty and Pension Agency, Main
: re el Wellsbore, Pa., Jun. I, 1866.
F. WiLsoa. J. B. NiLes..
WILSON & NILES,
1 TutiNETS A COUNSELORS AT LAW,
uit door from Bigoney's, on the Avenue),-
`,1l! attend to business entrusted to their care
.11 the counties of Tioga and Potter.
Wellaboro, Jan. 1, 1866.
D. ANGELL & CO.,
.lAti UFA CTUREAS of, and Wholesale and Re
call Dealer en Doors, Sash, and Blinds. Also
Planing and Turning done to order.
I•.n svclle, Tioga Co , Pa., Jan. 16. 1867-13%*
F. W. CLARK,
A nuttNET AT Law—Mansfield, Tioga on., Pa.
May 9, IS66—ly
TAILOR. Shop first door north of L. A. Seare's
....-Catting, Fitting, and Repair
s; done promptly and well.
',Debora Pa., Jan. 1, 1866.-ly.
JOHN H. SHA.HSPEARE,
t•itAPER AND TAILOR. 'Shop one door above
Smith's Law Mee. „Inllv Cutting, Fitting, and
Repairing done promptly and in,best style.
Wellbboro, Pa.. Jaa. I, 1866-ly
JOHN I• MITCHNIJL
t GENT for the collection of botany, baek - pay
and pensions duo soldiers from the Govern.
.c. Office scab Nichols and Mitchell, Wells.
—. Pa. m3O, '66
1 ItANT.Y AND COUSSELOR AT LAW,
.ea Insurance Agent, Blosituris, Pa., over
GZ WALTON HOUSE,
Gaines, Tioga County, Pa. .
VERNIILYEA, PROPRIETOR. Thie is n
hotel located withineasy access of the
-t hshing and hunting li:rounds in North
a i'sonsylrania- to paims_will ha spared
-,h • a eontrunorlotion of pleasure seekers and
't , . trarting public. [Jan. 1, 180.]
• Pennsylvania 'House.
iliz popular Lotel ban been lately renosatod and ro
t iorulehed, and no 1111i115 will be spared to render its
tu.‘ioleg ucck ptoble to votoon.,
AN it-vorn. I , ' b.
EoRGF CLOSE, Propri
etor. Arest. Hotel c mat..team, the principle
I,‘e, the uccomotndettors of
tlto public —N., 14, 1 P.:fi —I y.
- J. C. STRANG. • •
rToRNEY A T LAW. , Any businaas entrust—
, 1 t•, hi, care rill receive prompt attention.
I; nox c, I'd.. Nov. 14, 1F413:-:tf
GE E D. W. RYON,
TIORNEY COUNSELOR AT LAW, Law.
v. TiF.gn Co., 1 , n.. Bounty, Pension,
lAgent. etlleCtietn, promptly
Otti/ o 2d do r i oluw Ford
C. F. SIV.A.N,
f ftr the Lyettattng I.2t,uttty Insurance
.cupany, at Tioga, Pa.
FA RR'S HOTEL,
A ell FUN T A
Lt.itez iatt , tebed, .11341 an attentive hos
r •. , -.13 - s in atiendunee.
islai:krilllith and Farrier.
1 • -1 PP. MNNLY amid iTs fr , rm the citizen!)
1 , •i ,11:buro and vicinity it-AL he has lewd
on Water - ptreet, lately on
o.: 1.3 Mr. hitter, wLcre Lc many be round
to shoo hones and vino. end do all
(Ilan:line . to his trade. Be also is a prac
.: 1 arncr, cud sal treat Lore.. for 31ircate..
tot., 24. 1066-tf
1 I airdre.sinc , & Shaving,•
averWitletrc,;* Barker . a - 1 4 .1. 61e; Welt's=
-. Pa Particular attention paid •ta Ladle?
offing, &ha ropornag, Dyeing, ate. Bra,clQ,
ends, and airichee on hand and made In or-
received oo deposits, for which eertifi-
T ues will be issued, bearing interest in gold.
E. W. CLARK .t CO, BatikPrs,
No 35 south Third street, Philn. '
“LCON, M. D., 'Lite ol the Pot. Cavalry, aft,
r . nearly fury Eat, .4 at my e'er% u Ids a large
nce In geld and hospital practice.. Las opened an
the practice of mod”. ine and purgers, In all
,thee. Perron front a distance coo nod good
lug at the Peonsyliaolu Hotel when desired.—
. any part of the State in consultation, or to
II toi .ittg,t - al operations. So 4, 'Colon Black, up
, May 2.1860-Iy.
•'LW PICTURE GALLERY.-
t , .a.Ture to Inform tile citizens of Tioga
n .(plL ')ltlpit be bee completed hie
NEW PLLOfOGRAPII GALLERY.
~• n land to take all kind_ of Sun Pictures,
ktnbroty pee, Ferrotypes, Vignettes, Cllttell
te. the eurpri. and Eureka Pictures: also
Jar attention paid to copying and eniarg—
Instruction. given in the Art on
lie term, Elmira Mansfield, Oct 1,
11" rENTiON SOLDIERS.
V_\ P , IIITII, Knoxville, Tioga County,
t , „
U. liceul'ad Agent, and Attorney
nii•l their friends throngkeut all the
110 F. pruitwute and enlleet %vitt] un-
DIETZS' CLUM6 iAND DUES
.1,1• tiny ',they kind ;A . elsim
the ii.t‘cretnent 1 eh,. any' of ;ha be
"'Mr me yr is C,mgre..6 Tet Me , Moderate, An I
e .t6t. e .1 , 6.1re•s will re
„ prompt attention. Jan. 17, ISI4I.
C. N. DA 11 T T,
b i n
, ft r o , t 1 Tee
the Laud Office nett Ept,,,p
t• alt,ro he Kill e,rititille to IT.
hll , :ra It. hat c..re, guarnntcLing.!_
' , e n hero to,. :1.111 .4 . 0.... n
:..• of p it
_ fly ,111 inrult.b . ,
Jl,l .14.0 in Ike
•'r 11.4 t ;11;1.n/I ed •tYie. •
I II FLACCID WITUOUT PAIN
' ktne-thette,, which are pen st be 4dministered in ever}
J.,n. 1, 155:,-1,.
1 -;, AL INSTIIIITMRSTS —I ❑ S hake
drAler int becker A Ilnaber and
• 4. fir.bers piinns, Jlaron S 11 mnlto erb—
trent, Linsey & Co. melodeons, and
" E ihooin g e r melodeons , . Room over J. R.
I •Kto'. =tore Sept 12, lila.
T AM PS.—A new kind of lamp for Eerotene—.
..1.4 no breakage of chimneys—at FOLEY'S.
, • •..
• -.., • •• " .
- - •
• _ (ko fit (Lk it(tialt
lota Giersisey, - • -- •
ATTORIsiEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW.
Llavini, returned to thin county with a view of
I making it his permanent residence, solicits a
there of public patronage. All business en
trusted to his care will be attended to with
I promptness and fidelity. Offiee,2d iloorisqulh
of E.'S. Fares lugsAtha 11C94Pai
(Coner )lair4treet an d the Avenue.)
B. B. HOLIDAY, Proprietor
:most popular - inOillieS in
T HIS Id one of the
the county. This lintel is the principal
Stage-house in Wellaboro. - Stages leave daily
For Tioga, at 10 a. co. ; For,Troy, at 8 a. cm.;
Fol• Jersey Shore every Tuesday and Briday.at
2 p. m.; For Coudersport, every ,Monday , and
Thursday at 2 p- ta.
STAGES ARRIVE—From 1-2 o'clock.
p. as.: From Troy, at 8 o'clock p. m. From Jer
sey Shore, Tuesday and Friday 11 a. m.: From
Coudersport, Monday and Thursday Il a. M.
;P. B.—Jimmy Cowden, the well-known host
ler, will be Ladd on hand. 1 • '
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, 1866-Iy.
W. D. LANG.
BOONS AND STATIONERY,
PATENT MEDICINES, Perfumery, Medea
Instruments and Musical Merchandise of all
kfialls,-Fancy Goods of all khli; tte. L.
Physician's Prescriptions carefully compounded
October 31, 1868.78 m.
' i PHOTOGRAPHIC.
E. it H. T. ANTHONY 81 CO.,
Maozuf#turers of Photographic Materials,
- 4eciottsiat'ANDittrAK ,, - 47
501 BROADWAY, N. Y.
In addition to our main business of Photographic
Materials an are Ileadquarters.cor,therollowli*elz:
atereossopoi & 'Btereo' ItCOpie
Of American and Foreign Cities nud Landampen,
Grupo , . Statuary, etc.
Stereoscopic Viewe of the War,
From orgatirea made in_the rations campaign. and
formmg ,emplete Fhatogrephle latatery et the great
Stereoscopic , Views on Glass,
Adapteci fur either %Ingle Lanterns or the Stereoscope.
Our -Catalogue oath be sent to any
,address on receipt
of d'entp. •
Weinanufaetere more largely than any other house,
about 200 ,arietlee (rose 50tent.,tu $.50 each. Qur
AL111.319 bare the rtriutation of bung 'unperfor in
beauty and durability to all others
Card Photographs of Geaerals r States•
"taint,/ Actors.'ete., etc:'
Oar Catalogue embraces over FIVE TROUSAND
different cubit cts, int . luding teproducttensof the most
CaltsbrAted bugs:, lugs:' Paintings, C. WWI; Elb. Cam.
logurs sent on retuipt 01 bump.
l'ltutisgraphers nod others I.rdering goods C. 0 D.
tnlesse round 25 per TA. of the ntnotilit :with their
oider lto f rice, and quality of our goods cannot fad
I. to satisfy. 1687=4in •
NEW WINTER GOODS!
AT REDUCED PRICES.
Great Inducemenis to 'the Public!
NOT having a big stock of OLD GOODS to
shove oft at auction, Lam enabled to take
atiViiiitagn of the 1,10,.:1. 1.1 pt love, cud am rea
dy to supply the public with a splendid stack of
NEW SPRING DRY GOODS, LATEST
Styles, phased touacommoflate4hic,,m94 , i'
k „ . . • • _ IC ,J 1:.
Particular attention is directed to my de
sirable stock of Ladies' DRESS GOODS,
Alpaccas, Poplins, Prints, Detainee, &e., &o.
Added to which I am offering a large
and splendid stock 'of —'
GROCERIES, BOOTS and SHOES, HATS
and CAPS. &c., &e., &c., &e., &c., &., &c..
at prin . :at:ix tfifi hi 1,000,000, 'at t Osgood's
old stand, Welisboro, Pa.,
C. B. KELLEY.
April 4, 1886.
LAWRENCEVILLE DRUG STORE.
, .CHE undersigned haring purchased
, s ------- the Drug Store of W. 0 Miller, will
' A . ; keep a full stock of
t • I)RUGS AND MEDICINES,_ -
:PA.TENT MEDICINES, PANTS, OILS,
-Dye Stuffs, Kerosene Oil and Groceries, which
will be sold nt as low prices es any other estab
lishment in the country for each.
C. P. LEONARD.
LawriA,Let Ole, NOV. 5. 18.66.-if. .
. ... . , i , - -,--- .77, -
To the °lii oner# lif '1:10wa Co s urtyi
lAm now building at my manufactory, In Lawrence•
rills. n . superiur
1 which possesses the following advantages over allother
1, It separates oats, rat litter. and foul seeds. and
chrss and cockle, (rpm wheat.
2. It cleans flat seed, (Amities yellow : sii.V and all
other }soda, psi - lastly.
3, 11 cleans timothy bad
4. It does all other separating required of a mill.
This mlll is built of the best and steel durable tim
ber. In good style, and I. sold cheap for cash, or pro.
I will fit a patent nICT_C, for separating. ciata-crians
sebeat, to qtr
sagleionEersosagdo t ff r_ i i i - A 44 rztr i . • _
1 Lavirrenceville, October 10, 1866-tf
SAYE YOUR GREENBACKS! !
ANDCTA L U U.F SsL if- if T-1"
Nast & Auerbach's
_ CHEAP CASH STORE.
-Where you can always find the best assorted
DOMESTIC & FANCY NIT GOODS,
CLOTHS. NOTIONS. READY-
Manornetered under tbcir own supervi.sion
.1/ro 11,,i;th;Pg ; i nvdo, <f e.. tte.
In 011 it mer..ll:tvt fallurin; obi LI is litarnt defy ;
01npoqitu o ; La.iLg the 1.4,44 *Oars of ffiiY.frk
-111. i ~,,
el . Turper, nod _Fornitoro -Oepisr,
opposite Danes Wagon
MAIN STREET, IVELLSBORO,. PA..
Orders promptly filled and ratiztaction
teed. Fsosy Turning done to order.
Ort. tl, 1866.-tf.
FLOUR FROM CHOICE W lIITE WHEAT,
bvekwheat dour, cora meal arid feed, always
on baid. Call at tba-Cbarleaton 31111 before bay
ing y ny dour and feed. I can make it an olleiet
for to boy. ' % A. RUSSELL, - '
H116,,11f6d-ti . i i• • ''' t --, , _
LADIES' SETS from $1.50 to $3O, at
.READY -MADE CLOTHING
_FOR THE NUXTITUDE. .
OVER - COATS 1 ' OVER COATS,I
HEAVY BUSINESS SUITS, FINE BUS.
SUITS, DRESS SUITS OF ALL
FIJRNISIIING GOODS IN GREAT VA-
Is fully eteeked with tho choicest and newest
style' ggartnenteomial style, workmanship
MIA Amadei to the hest custom work, hoth,fer.
• 1 /1
BEAUTY OF FIT, QUALITY A ECON
' OMY IN PRICE
NEW "STYLES CONTINUALLY
' - All Goods will ,130 sold at the
LOWEST CASH PRICES
tinder the Agitator Printing Office, neat door to
'RoylaDrag Store. - •
Wellsbao; Sept. 28,1868. -
. • ,
Patented May 29, /HOO.
rrni loan article for Ira-thing without rubbing, en
rept Ia very dirty place; which 'VIM require to very
alight rub, and unlike other preparationa °tiered for a
like purpose, a ILL our 801. Tor CLOTHYS, but will leave
them much W/TITER then ordinary methods, without the
amour lee kr and tear. •
itrenluves grease spots as if by magi, nud softens
he dint by soaking, no that rinsing 0111 in ordinary
ases °nth ely retains it.
This powder iv prepared In accordance with chemical
scieuoe.and upon a process pecaliar to Itself, which Is
secured by Letters Patent. It has been in sae for more
than a year, and loss proved itself an universal tavern•
wherever tt Las been used
claimed arc the following, vi=
aves the espouse of soap usually used on cot
ton add linen goods.
It sates toast of the labor of rubbing, and wear and
Also. for cleaning windows it 1a tuuturpamed. With
one qnarter tile labor and expense usually required. it
Impart. a beautiful gloss and luster, much enperior to
auy other mode- No center required except to moisten
Direction. with Club package. ' -
And .a be readily irppreclated by a knee trial. The
coat of washing for a family of Ave or six persons will
not exceed ine•o corn.
_ . .
The manufacturer. of this powder are aware that
many useless compounde have been-.introduced to the
publie which have rotted the cloth, or failed la tome,-
bag the dirt; but knowing the =Uinta° evxollence of
this article, they conildently proclaim it to being adapt
ed to meet a dement) which lam lehr existed, and which
has heretofore remerinerinneuppliort. Afiumfactored by
HONE & STEVENS,
260711 - nedway, Boston.
&leo, manufartarers of family dye - colon. For sate
la grocers and dealers everywhere. - ocll7,'W-Sin
YOU CAN FIND A FIRST CLASS
(MORRIE& & rgovisiohs,
TEAS OF ALL KINDS, COFFEE, SU
GAR, MOLASSES, .SYRUPS, SALT,
SPICES, DRIED FRUIT, FIGS,
' CANNED FRUITS; PRUNES,
ENGLISH - CURRANTS,
PORK, FLOUR, MACKEREL, WHITE
,P7sll; CORN MEAL, BUS
NAILS, AXES, TABLE A
CUTLERY, SHOVELS, SPADES,
Crockeem,Jars,Jugs,Lamps and Chinzneys,
Lantirds, Wooden- Ware of all kinds,
Bedcords, Rope, Brooms, Brushes of all
kinds; Plug & Fine Cut Tobacco,
• &pars; also a large variety of
•" . 1 Fancy ,Smoking Tobacco.
In regard to flit sale of these goo., I bare a
word co say, in strict confidence, of course. These
goods were purchased for cash and will be.cold,,
for cash at prices which will make it an object
for housekeepers to purchase. I mean to do a
square and fair trading business. Call and tee
me--at the 3. , D. Jones' stand.
L. A. GARDNER.
Wellsboro, Dec, 12, 186t—tf
EffiNRY SIIERWOODUttJ. LIARRISON
Atty's, will collect Itommts, Pexmoza,
and another eleiras against the titiverranent,.. '
Undei Thd'pr'orisiOns . of late acts of Congress
$lOO ' Extra. Bottnptyi"-:! . .
will ho paid to every three years' mun iiiv; served
out Merrill time, or was wonaded
:was disch4tried by reason of the termination of the
war, and to the widows, minor children or ps.
rano. of three years men,
$5O Extra Bounty
will be paid to all two years'-men and their heirs
under like eircumetances, and to three years' men
who served two years of their enlistment.
In ne case will soy extra bounty be paid when
more than $lO9 has beau previously paid.
No claim will be entertained unless presented
under Hates AIID REGULATIONS Tuned by the
War Department Sept . 22, 1886. -
The Department will receive claims from Oct.
1, 1866, until April 1, 1887. In case of claims by
parents under late acts of Congress for bounty,
the FATHER mud MOTHEII toast both join in the
4oretuse of Pension:,
$l6 per mouth to twiny Invalid Pensioner to
$2 per,nrOnth for each child under 16 years of
agent' widOw Pensioners,
Foes for procuring Extra Bounty, $5
. " . Increase ?cation $5
" " Original Pension,. ....... ...$lO
" collection the 4th of Sept. and 403 of
March payments of Pensiona,... ......... $1
VALI., BROOK COAL—The undersigned,
haring make arrangements to tarnish Coal
bythe TON or CAR LOAD, eoaree or no, Belie
itsthe patronage of the public.
AESo.—has constantly on hand, a large stock
of CARBTAOE BOLTS, Jtc., at wholesale and
_fgt. BLACKSMITNINO of nil kinds
done in the best manner. S. M. GEE'R.
Tingn, Dec. I, 1866—if.
SORB THROAT AND QUINSY ARE CUR
ed with ease and certainty by one or two ap
plications of SALUTIBER on the outmlde. Sold
THE largest assortment of - Watches, 'Clocks,
Jewelry and Plated Ware in Tiogs county
at [l9dee66] FOLEY'S.
I MIXE , • Ali-Sititticasi. Whezettwtit is the , 33egi.23-73.123.6 car I;2Plasclorta..”
shall be unsurpassed
WET.LSB - ORO, PA., MARCH 6, 1867.
original VI:1111g. -
Ono single drop more in my burning cup,
Would make the nauseous bitter draught run o'er,
Vather fOrgive! Oh is it not enough?
My waywardness and follies I deplore.
Iv'e held the golden, chalioed cup of joy,
And seen it dashed from my parched lips away,
For He bath said, "thou shalt not•idola make,"
But labor, strive, and wait, and watch, and pray.
live bowed before Ambition's gilded shrine,
Have sought with selfish pride to win a name ;
And learned too late her votaries all, she cheats
When was the heartael; cured by empty fame?
Then, too, I've knelt in friendship's rosy bowers,
Have prised ray friend above all other good;
To sce her falter in the' trial hour,
She did not e could not, stem the adverse flood.
I've loved,--4 God! have fondly truly loved,
But the deep grave conceals him from my sight;
I mourn,—tait not as those who have no hope,
He dwells forever in the golden light.
And now, my weary heart to Thee I bring.
Father above! I kite thy chastening rod ;
Oh, soothe with healing balm, oh soothe with love,
Belli me to say,—My Father, and my God !
Speneerville, 1967, MEETA MELOROVE.
ESCAPED PROM JUSTICE.
It was a bitter night in January—a
night when homeless wanderers on the
moors might have sunk down frozen to
death, and the very marrow seemed to
congeal in one's bones.
"There's one advantage in steam,"
growled a fat old "gentleman in the cor
ner seatT "wind and weather don't
affect it. No .fieshi and blood horse
could stand a night like this, but the
iron horse keeps straight ahead,wheth
er the thermometer is at zero or at boil
ing water heat."
Just then the conductor entered.
"Tickets, gentlemen, if you please."
"It's a dreadful night, Conductor," I
said, feeling with stiffened fingers, for
my ticket, in the breast pocket of my
"Dreadful, sir," feelingly responded
the conductor. "Why, the brakemen
can't live outside, - and so I look the
other way when they creep in, poor
fellows, to get a breath of warm air at
the stove. We haven't hadsuch a night
since a year ago come the second of
February, when Tom Blakeslee, the
baggage-master, froze both his feet, and
a woman who was coming on from
Chicago got off at Blinn's Four Corners
with her baby in her arms a corpse-!"
"Frozen to death ?"
"Aye, frozen.to death, and she never
thought, poor thing, but what it was
asleep. 'My baby's cold,' says she, 'but
we'll soon warm it when we get home.'
It was just such a night as this."
And the conductor opened the door,
and plunged across the coupling into
the ntst (mi., crying out:
It was quite a considerable city—with
a bandsomeiron depot, flaringgaslamps,
and the usual crowd around the plat
form, with its hands in its polckets and
its cigar ends flaming through the
Our cur was nearly the last of the long
train, and but one passenger entered it
—a slender young girl, wrapped in a
gray blanket shawl, and wearing fluent
little traveling hat of gray straw, trim
med with stone colored velvet flowers.
She seemed to hesitate, like one unused
to traveling, and finally sat down near
"Pardon me, young lady," said I,
"but you had better come nearer the
stove." , ,
-- Shp - started, hesitated an instant, and
"Does this train go to Bayswater?"
she asied in a• voice so delicously soft
and sweet that:it seemed to thrill through
"Yes , citri I be of any service to you?"
"Oh„.uo—at least not until we reach
Bayiwater. I would like a carriage
.","We shall not be there yet thesethree
"Do we stop again ?"
"Only at Exmouth."
She drew a deepsighoeemingly of re
lief, and settled back. in a corner. By
the light of the lamp that hung in its
brass fixture opposite, I could see her
face, tbat of a lovely child. Apparently
she was not, more than sixteen, with
large blue eyes, golden hair drawn
straightaway from herface, and a little
;11:11,y mouth like that of a baby.
"Do you expect friends to meet yon
at Bayswater. my. child ?" I asked inci
"No, sir—l am going tosebool there."
"It will be an awkward hour for you
to arrive by yourself—One in the morn
"Oh, I am not afraid," she said with
an artless littlelaugh ; "shall go straight
to the Seminary.
So the express train thundered on,
with steady, ceaseless pulsing at its iron
heart, and constant roar.
Suddenly the signal whistles sounded,
the train began - to slacken its speed.
"Surely we're not at Exmouth yet,"
I thought, "unless I have fallen uncon
sciously asleep and allowed the progress
of time to escape me." •
I glanced at my watch it.was barely
half past eleven, and I knew we Were
not due. at Exmouth until a few min
, utes after twelve. I rubbed the frost
from the windowpane and looked out.
'We had stopped at a lonely little way
station in the midst of dense pine woods.
"Is this Exmouth ?"
It was the soft voice of the pretty
"No—l don't know what place it is ;
some way station."
"Does this train stop at way stations 2"
"Never, generally; they must have
been especially signalled here. You are
cold, my child—your voice trembles."
"It is cold," shelkaid in a scarcely au
dible voice, drawing her shawl around
her. "Oh, I wish they would hurry
"We are moving once more," I said.
"Conductoz,"—for the man of the tick
ets was passing through the car—"why
did we stop at that backwoods place?'
"Out of water," was the reply, as he
hurriedly passed by.
Now I knew perfectly well that this
answer was not the true solution of the
matter. Our delay had not exceeded
half a minute, altogether too short a
time for replenishing the boilers; and
where on earth was the water to come
from in that desolate stretch of barren
Five minuted after the conductor re
entered the car : I made room for him
at my side.
"Sit down, conductor—you've noth
ing to do this minute."
"Wnattlid you mean by telling me
such a Ile just now 2" -
I spoke under my- breath: he replied
in the same tone : - •
"About the reason you stopped just
- lie 4miled. •
"To tell you the truth, I stopped to
take on a single passenger—a gentle
man who has Come down from Bays
"For the pleasure of traveling once
more over the same route?"
, Flvactly so—for the pleasure of trav
eling It in certain society. Don't be
alarmed for your own safety—it's a de
was about to repeat the words in as
tonishment, when he motioned me to
"And who is the offender ?"
"I don , t k now myself yet. He doesn , t
want a scene until the moment of ar
rest ; we are safe enough until we reach
"Where is be ?"
"The detective ? He sits by the door
yonder, with a ragged fur cap pulled
over his eyes. Did you ever see a more
perfect specimen of the dilapidated
I smiled ; I could hardly help it.
"What is the case?"
"A murder—a man and his wife and
two •little children—their throats cut,
lastnight, and the house set fire to after
"Great heavens ! what a monster!"
Wahad continued the conversation
throughout in a whisper, scarcely above
our breath, and now the conductor rose
andieft we to study the faces of rny fel
low 'passengers, with curious dread and
Somehow, often as I resolved the
matter in my mind, my fancy would
settleon a coarse, gross looking man
opposite, with a bushy beard and a
shaggy wool coat, with the collar turn
ed up around his ears. I felt convinced
that this man, with the brutal eyel,
and the heavy, hanging jaws, was the
Cain ! and as I looked furtively across I
caught the wide open blue orbs of the
fair little girl.
Obeying - the instantaneous impulse of
my heart, I rose and went over to her.
"Yon heard what we were saying, my
"Yes—a murder—oh, how horrible !"
"Donot be frightened—no one shall
She smiled up in my face with sweet
Our stay at Exmouth was but brief
but during the delay I could see that
the watchful detective had changed his
seat to one nearer the brutish man in
the shaggy coat.
• "See," faltered the young girl—"they
—they locked th e car doors at Exmouth;
they are unlocking them now."
She was right.
"Probably they were fearful that the
criminal should escape," I remarked in
"Will you—may I trouble you to
b i ting me a glass of water?"
I rose and made my way towards the
ice cooler by the door, but with difficul
ty, for the train was again under rapid
motion. To my disappointment the
tin goblet was chained to the shelf.
"No matter," said she, with a win
ning smile, "I will come myself."
I drew the water, and held up the
cup ; Mit instead of taking it as she ap
proached, she brushed suddenly past
me, opened the door, and rushed out
upon the platform.
"Stop here! stop here!" shOuted the
detective, springing to his 'feet. "She
will be lined : conductor—bmkeman—
There was a rush—a tumult—a bus
tle. I was first upon the platform: but
it was empty and deserted, save by a
half frozen looking brakeman, Itho
She went past me like a shadow, and
juMped off as we crossed Cairn turn
pike-road,". he stammered.
"Jumped off the express train! Well,"
said the conductor, shrugging his shoul
ders, "she must have been killed in
stantly. What mad folly !" -
"It's five hundred dollars out of my
pocket." said the detective, ruefully.
"I didn't want a row before we got to
Bayswater, but I'7was a confounded
fool. A woman cornered will do any
thing, I believe!"
"What !" I ejaculated; "you surely
do not mean that that child—"
"I mean," said the detective, calmly,
"that that child. as you call her, is At
tilaßarton, a married woman of twenty
six years, of age, who last night mur
dered four persons in cold blood, and
was trying to escape to Canada. That's
what I mean l" e
The train was stopped, and a party of
us, beaded by the conductor and detec
tive, went back to search for any trace
of the beautiful young creature, whose
loveliness and apparent innocence had
appealed to my sympathies so earnest
ly. Nor was it long before we found
her, lying quite dead by the side of the
track, frightfully mangled by the force
of the fall, and mutilated almost beyond
"Well, she's escaped justice in this
world, if not in the next," said the de
tective, gloomily, as he stood looking
down upon her remains.
"Do you suppose she expected to be
able to spring off the morning train
without injury ?" I asked.
"Without much injury—yes ; women
are unreasoning creatures. But I never
dreamed of such insane folly or I should
have taken prompt measures to prevent
They lifted up the fair dead thing, and
carried it to the nearest place of ref
uge—a lonely farm-house among the
frozen hills, and we returned to the
train, reaching Bayswater only a few
minutes behind our regular time.
And when in the next morning's pa
pers I read the account of the murder
ess, I thought of the slender creature's
blue eyes, and rosebfid mouth, with a
strange, pitying thrill at my heart.
RETENCTE.—TWci men in the south of
Africa swpre eternal hatred to Easel:Lath
er. One of them found, one day, the
little daughter of his enemy in the wood.
He run quickly, to the young girl, cut
off two of her fingers, and sent herhome
bleeding, whilst he, with brutal joy,
shouted, 'I have had my revenge l'
Years passed, and the little girl was
grown up to a woman, when, one day,
a poor, greyheaded beggar came to her
door, earnestly begging for food. The
young woman recognized him immedi
ately as being the same horrible man
who had cut off her fingers when she
was a child. She went into the cottage
instantly, and desired her servant to
bring him bread and milk, as much as
he wanted. She sat down near him,
and watched him when he ate. When
he had finished, and was ready to go,
she pointed to her hand and' said to
'I, too, have had my revenge!'
The poor man was quite perplexed
and confounded at this ; for he did not
know that that little girl had become a
Christian, and had learnt the meaning
of that sweet verse, the last in the
twelfth chapter of the Epistle to the
Which revenge was the sweetest?
Judge -who is now a very able
Judge of the dupreme Court of one of
the great States of this Union, when he
first " came to the bar" was a very
blundering speaker. On one occasion,
when be was trying a case of replevin,
involving the right of property to a lot
of hogs, he addressed the jury as fol
" Gentlemen of the jury, there was
just twenty-four hogs in that drove just
twenty-four, gentlemen "exactly twice
as many as there are in that jury-box!"
The effect can be imagined.
[For tho Agitator.]
A SHORT STORY; WELCH IS NO
PART -V. 1 ,
No sooner did it become clear that the
fugitives had the heels of their pursuers
than the danger-loving spirit of adven
ture and deviltry began to manifest it
self in the trapper. He turned • half
round in his seat, watched the yelling
redskins coolly for awhile, and then said
to his frightened companion, " We're
gain' on 'em—all but that feller on the
lead ; he's on a good pony, an' might
catch us in a mile race.'" Here he han
dled his rifle uneasily, took another crit
ical survey of the race, and spoke with
a vim that showed his earnestness of
Jake, Pm going to the left agiu-,-
down by the timber ; If I draw the
crowd, you keep on, an' go home, if you
don't see.lndians—l'm a goin' to see if
I can't save that feller—don't mind me."
And away went Jake alone, up the
knoll, as Dait Ruyter bore eastward for
the skirt of the timber, making another
angle in the race, and purposely giving
the Indian a chance to gain on him.—
Dacotalis are no fools, at least In a prai
rie race; they saw the advantage, and
the leading Indian made for the point
of convergence again, followed by the
rest, who saw that the horse had the
heels of them, that the mule was tired,
and that the trapper was riding for the
sloughs, and thickets, just where the
ponies could work to the best advantage.
As Jacob neared the top of the bluff he
heard two shots in rapid succession, and
looking back he saw the head Indian
riding out of his own smoke, with the
mule not a hundred yards ahead, floun
dering through a slough, the trapper
quietly taking stock of the advancing
enemy with his dangerous rifle well in
hand- He saw the mule reach solid
ground, run rapidly under the whip for
a dozen rods or so, wheel and come to a
full stop just as the short-legged pony
was wallowing through the slough,
belly deep. The Indian saw his mis
take, but too late ; he leaned off his
pony and tried to evade the shot, but
hisdeath yell and the sharp crack of
of the rifle reached Jacob's ears simul
taneously: Dan had "saved" him.—
In an instant seven shaggy ponies were
pulled up short and seven half naked
savages were pointing their smooth
bored guns at the trapper • but "shoot
in," as Dan often flechired, was his
" best holt," and ere they tired a shot a
a conical ballet from a six shooting
" navy" whistled through the crowd,
rapidly followed by - a second and a
third •, then came a , clattering volley
from the smooth bores,* under which
the trapper rode away, apparently un
stathed, followed by six Indians, leav
ing one dead in the slough, and another
sitting in the grass, too badly wounded
to ride or walk. There is a fascination
in a gallant life and death game, played
under any circumstances—that will
rivet attention from the most indiffer
ent; and Jacob, albeit sick at heart with
fear for his wife and little ones, could
do no less than watch the brave fellow
who was periling hie life to " draw the
crowd" from himself and helpless fam
ily. He saw that thp trapper had gained
a handsome start by his sharp practice
at the slough, saw him as be rode leis
urely along, reach quietly forward and
toss his rifle into the bushes, and then
busy himself apparently in re-loading
the six-shooter. He hastily adjusted
the pocket glass and watched the issue
with breathless interest; and then lie
saw with a sharp pang that the mule
was limping badly, evidently lamed by
a shot, and was fast failing. He saw
the trapper—cool to the last, turn sharp
off and make for a thicket in the edge
of the timber, where he disappeared,
followed by the yelling foe. It was the
last sight any white man ever got of
Wild Dan the trapper; down by the
edge of the timber the last act was
played out, and five of the eight pur
suers came away with a six-shooting
"navy" and a brown-haired scalp as
trophies of the chase, but they left be
hind three of their braves. Whether
he was mercifully killed by a shot, or
taken alive and made to sweat his life
away in torture can never be known.
When the Indians were dliven off and
the settlers began to return, in October,
his festering body was found, blacken
ed by prarie 'fire, and one of his captors
who was hanged at Mankato admitted
that Dan was Big brave—much right,"
but was grimly silent as to particulars.
Rough, reckless, whiskey-drinking,
Dan Ruyter, with a white wife in Ken
tucky and two or more red ones among
the Sioux, has already nearly passed
from memory in the land where lie
lost his life in trying to " draw the
crowd" off his friend ; worthless and
dissipated as he was, it is to be regretted
that every scalp which the Dacotahs
took did not cost us dearly as did his.
It would have been a more wholesome
lesson by far than any the government
is likely to adilainister. When the last
indian had disappeared among the
thickets Jacob rode quickly to the high
est point of the knoll, halted, and has
, tily surveyed the ground with the glass;
to the south, east. and north, not a mo
ving thing in sight= but to the south
west, in the direction of the German
settlement, volumes of smoke were be
ing whirled and swept by the west
wind, and his heart seemed to shrivel
and shrink within him as he thought
of his wife and little ones, left in their
helplessness to the fiends whose mild
est mercies were tomahawking and
--.Dashing down the- elope he rode at ,
full speed, straight for home, and ever
as he rode, the-cannon at Fort Ridgley I
sent their dull, heavy roar along the
prairie, and the smoke from a dozen
points in the settlement rose dense and
black on his sight. A ride of three
miles—it seemed thirty—brought him
in sight of the grove by the lake, and
then he saw the dark reek rising above
his own• roof tree and knew that the
dusty demons had been at their hellish
work. Still, they might have escaped—
the mother with her two precious in
fants ; he clunto that hope and rode
on. On, straight toward his burning
home, into the smoke that flared and
rolled from the roof along the ground,
and as be pulled up within a few paces
of the burning house a vision greeted
;his sight that sent the blood to his
heart and turned lip and cheek to the
pallor of death: For there, scalped,
hacked, and disemboweled, lay a talr
haired woman, her long hair stiffened
- with clotted blood, and more horrible
still, if that might be, an infant rivet
ed to the interstices of the log walls by
a rough stake, its little hands spread
as if clutching at the air in its feartul
agony, the eyes glaring and starting
from the poor little head, and the body
crisped and blackened by tire.
What wonder is It that the brain of
Jacob Kohler reeled, that his hauls
dropped nerveless.at his side and that
the whole seemed but a horrible night
mare, a dream of the infernal pit
For an Instant only did he gaze,
when, bursting upon him from either
•The Daeotahs were mostly armed during the
raid• with double barreled shotguns, the barrels
being shortened to 15 or 18 inches for concealment
under their blankets:—they were murderous
weapons at close quarters, but made will shoot
ing at any thing like long range.
end of the burning house a gang of war
painted savages dashed through the
smoke with whoop and yell, the fright
ened horse sprang forward, there were
half a dozen rapid shots, a stunning
concussion, and in less time than it
takes to tell it Jacob was lying near his
own door, scalped and lifeless.
And now we will go back to Katherine
Kohler and her two children whom the
husband and father bad left, all-uncon
scious of danger, on that fatal morning.
Katherine, like a faithful housewife as
she was, had washed and tidied every
thing about the house, including the
children, had combed her own glossy
hair, and was quietly sewing by the
open door wheu she saw two riders on
mules dash out from the grove to the
north-west and ride directly for the
house. As they came nearer she recog
nized them as a couple of half breeds be
longing to the lower Mission, and tier
woman's instinct at once took the alarm :
one of them rode. up to the door at full
speed while the other made for the sta
ble, seized a bridle and gave chase to a
farm horse feeding at a short distance
off on the prairie. " Where's Kohler?"
asked the first one as he pulled up short,
almost in the doorway ; " Out on der
bra'ry mit der cattles," answered -Kath
erine, whose English was by no means
perfect. "Then get up an' dust yer
gaiters for Elmo said the half breed;
"You've got jest time to save yer scalp
if ye don't stop to fuss with bonnets an'
" Wily —vats der matter!" asked
Katherine, as she hastily tied a close
fitting hood tinder her chin and reached
down a couple of little caps from a shelf
" Murderin' all 9calpin's the matter;
the Soo's are up, takin' the har otrn
everything au inch high an' a minute
old—That's what'sthe matter" answer
ed the half breed, as he jammed the
two little caps energetically down on
two astonished little heads.
" I—can'trgo away midout Shacob,"
said Katherine falteringly. " Yei you
can, but you couldn't go with bun,"
said the half breed; " Why woman !
dons you see that you an'these young
ones would be like a clog on a bear's
leg to him? Spose's he gets chased—
he's a hors back an' can make a good
ram Spose'n the Soos come' here, what
could you do with these two cluing) lit
tle Dutchmen on yer hands? Holder
kep' me an' Hank last winter for a
couple of weeks—thro' the weather
when so many froze on the pra'rer—We
told him then we'd see him paid : You
was good to us—that's why we rid two
miles out of our path this mornin'—
And here's Hank with yer hossi,'—"l
can't ride midout er Battte," said Kath
erine, very pale by this time.
"Ah! saddle—adzackly—Here, get
on ter my mule—wait a minute till I
shorten the stirrup—there, now up with
you—Here Hank, take this young
Dutchman, I'll tote the other—it's time
we was off." Katherine seized a slate,
wrote on it in German " Escaped to
Ulm with Henry and Jim Freyner."
hung the elate to the door by the latch
string, mounted the mule by the help of
a rather ungallant but effective " boo-'t"
from Jim Freyner, and in less than ten
minutes from the time the half breeds
emerged from the grove, the whole par—
ty were galloping safely on the road to
- & . evi- Ulm.
As they struck the road and turned to
the northeast Katherine had said to
Henry Freyner, the more thoughtful
and intelligent of the two half-breeds,
" r3otnepoty ought to go mit Frank Un
man, to tell him." "I know"—said
Henry, " but he and his no I
take their chances—we risk our scalp
as it is. If you knew the sights we seen
at the Mission this ruornin'—but in
good tellin'—you'll know soon enough :
only we shan't make any stops on the
road—'taint safe." And then she knew
that the peril must be most imminent ;
for both of these half breeds had Da,o
tali wives and were considered by the
whites as belonging to the tribe, among
which most of their lives had been
spent, although they belonged at the
Mission and were partially educated.—
Indeed, the Dacotahs were quite capa
ble of scalping a full blooded member
of their own tribe if he was a Mission
Indian and refused to join the raid.
long as the road led over the prairie both
the Freyners were lynx-eyed, keeping
a sharp loqkout ahead, behind, and on
either flank, but when they entered the
timber they rude rapidly and reckle , sl
forward looking neither to the right or
left. Not that the danger was less, but
all lookouts are useless against an 11l-
Wall in ambush: and so, winding in
and out of the timber, around lakes and
marshes, across sloughs and through
groves, theyicame at last to New Ulan
hod to the Nveleorne roof of old John
Schultz, whom they found in a state of
teu tonic distraction; for the news of the
raid on the Lower Agency had reached
the village long before many of the
straggling settlements scattered about
the country were apprised of the danger,
and as no fugitives had come in from
the German settlement, be was- sure
that Jacob Kohler and hiseutire family
were among the murdered. When,
therefore, Katherine with her two boys
reached home, badly tired and shaken
by the rough ride, but safe and hale, his
joy knew no bounds, and his gratitude
to the half breeds found expression in a
free offer of all the house contained,
while he hiniself went to the nearest
brewery for a basket of pretzels and a
keg of lager. His eldest daughter, and
his son were 'already at home ; but Ja
cob—well, he - was "on it" as the Frey
ners said - but even they admitted that
a mounted man was pretty sure to
cape if he " played his hand out and
didn't throw away his trumps." How
Jacob had played his hand we have al
ready seen ; and now let us describe,
briefly, the fate of poor Frank Ullman
and his family.
It was long past noon, and Frank
Ullman was at work making hay—;they
Make hay till the autumn on the pun
rie)—when his wife saw a band of In
dians approaching from the west. In
dians were so common however as to
excite no alarm however, and, although
these were in their war paint and armed,
she suspected no danger. Not so a;Ger
man girl, a casual visitor, who took the
alarm and advised instant flight; but
Margaret refused to go, and, while the
girl escaped by a backk window and ran
towards the lake, she saw a scene awitt
ly enacted that froze her blood with,
horror. The Indians went directly to
the spot where Frank Ullman was at
work, raised their guns and shot him
down without parley. He was a power
ful man, and the first shots were not
fatal ; he struggled to his feet and rushed
on his assailants .4 , ythe in hand, with
such desperate-vigor that the leading
savage bras slashed to the backbone ere
he could parry-or avoid the assault, and
sank to the ground with his bowels pie
truding from the fearful wound. Seeli
an unhooked -for death to one of their
braves trout p source whence no resist
ance was expected enraged the savage'
to fren'v : they quickly shot him down
a scennil time, scalped, beheaded, and
disemboweled him, then cutoff the meet
rind hands, which they thrust Into the
abdoinipal cavity, and in this situation
the corpse was found and interred, days
afterward, by a burying party from
Alas, for the wretched wife: had she
seized the golden opportunity for escape
by hiding herself and infant in the long
gratis by the lake, as did the German
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girl, it might have saved her and her
child from untold tortures; for the In
dians had too much butchery' on hand
that tearful day to spend time in hunt
ing out random fugitives who were hid
den in the tall grassand thickets singly,
or by twos and threes.* The horror
stricken woman saw her husband shot
doe n the second time, saw the Indiana
clustered about the body at their bloody
work then seizing her infant she fled
for life—bur dear life, along the path
that led around the lake to the home of
the Kohlers. Of course the " braves"
sae her and cave close, loping along
leisurely, giving a whoop now and then
to accelerate her speed, much as a cat
plays with the mouse she intends
ently to devour, and they they stil2=l
her to reach the house before overtaking
her. The particulars of what followed
can never he accurately known : it was
a favorite trick of the Dacotaha on ta
king a mother with 'her infant to pin
the child against any fence, tree, or log
house at hand by a spike or hastily
sharpened stick driven through its quiv
ering body, then hold the mother before
the writhing sufferer while they took
turns in violating her in the most bru
tal mariner, the whole affair to be fin
ished by the usual knocking in head
and scalping, fvith—in several instan
ces—the addition of a sharpened stake
driven through the body.
For more than an hour the agonizing
shrieks and prayers of Margaret Ull
man were heard by the terrified girl
hidden in tile grass across the lake ;
when the brutal work was consumma
ted and all was silent, the torch was ap
plied and the smoke rose and rolled
over the burning home of Jacob Koh
ler. It was then, doubtless, that the
Indians, seeing a horseman rapidly ap
proaching and not being mounted them
selves, had cunningly kept out of view
until the right moment for a successful
dash. Nor is it anything surprising
that Jacob should have at once taken it
for granted that the scorching, blacken
ed little horror riveted to the burning
logs was his Own child, and the mur
dered woman—mutilated past all recog
nition—his own ::ifs.
rriter htfire gusted zaps. "From house
to honse the torch followCil the hatchet," "some
thrurigh backdoors. osier fields, abwza the
bin'it to rho K . :or—Others hid arrlg the
bnihti. in hollow lop or holes, behind =mpg,
or in tile wicter—Yoking an infaustfrom its moth
er: arm,. with a hit from one of the wagons
tbey c.: et^ i it :trough its body to the fence and
left .0 there to die. writhing in agony. After
aTilding the mother for awhile before this agoni
zinD o,eitazie. they chopped off her annsand legs
and I.li her to bleed to death. Thus they butch
ered tt - ent:.-a - re within a quarter of an sere."—
F, o, ADE: ... 5 J. EDELL. fa the 27th Harper'•
To be C'ontinued.)
LEITER FROM KANSAS. L
_P. U. P. R. R..—Extenewe
fre,ght,nl The Weather.—AnOthar-
ow. the Grasshoppers.—The
ATC - 141,0ti, K.-VN . ZAS, Feb. 18, 1867:
DeAl: AGITATOR: .The first sixty
miles of Central Branch Union Pacific
R. E. wa , completed on the of Jattua
ry and work on the road is now sus
penilt d until spring. It was the inten
tion or the contractor to complete the
roll I,p toe 15th of December, but rain,
-pow. :snit the most disagreeable weath
eir has been the cause of the delay.
completion of this important
th , lroughillre, which will tap one of the
riche:4 agricultural sections of the State,
will he an important item to our mer
chants and husinc-s men, and already
they are beginning to reap the har
vc-t which has hardly commenced to
How into the lap of Atchison. Hun
dred, and thou-ands of dollars which
have heretofore gone to St. Joseph and
Leaveum orth will now, since the COM
pletion of this road come here. Thou
-auds of bushels of grain which have
been -hipped to the Union Padden. R.
'GUI the Kansas river, will now be
brought here and shipped to Chicago by
rail or to :St. Louis by boat. -
To give you a little idea of what the
C. E. l'. P. R. R. is doing since6o miles
have been completed, one saw mill In
this city, which turns out several mill-.
ion of lumber annually, sends over two
thirds of all the lumber it saws out. on
this road, whichgoes towards fencing
farm on the wide prairies, building
hou , es, villages and cities ; and which
will rapidly settle up and be one of the
most den , ely populated portions of the
The freighting that will be carried on
over the plains this season will be great
er than any previous year. Thence
are to be shipped foam different points
on the Missouri river, about 50,000,000,
lbs. of freighting for the army besides
the millions that will go to New Mexi
co, uolorado, Utah, 3lontana, and
No one can have any idea of the
magnitude of the freighting business
that is to be carried on out here this year.
The new mines being daly discoaered
in the rich territories must be worked,
andthouisindsof peoplewillfloek thither
with nupletuents and machinery,to de
velop the agricultural and mineral re
source, of the far West.
it is not yet decided what route the
C. B. U. P. R. R. will follow, but the
best informed say it will strike the Re
publican Fork at a point about 150
miles due west of the city, and run in a
north-westerly course and intersect the
Omaha branch of the Union Pacific at
or near Fort Kearney, teb. It would
be a good thing for Atchison if our road
could be built on an air line to Denver,
as some suggested, but the idea of doing
such a thing is perfectly ridiculous. A
road to the moon might 'as well be at
tempted. For several • hundred miles
between the Platte and Smoky Hill
rivers the country is nothing but a des
ert of sand hills which does not produce
enough vegetation to keep a grasshopper
alive Except along the Platte, a great
portion of the country between Fort
Kearney and Denver is one of the most
desolate and dreary looking countries I
have ever seen. There are high moun
tains of mud and when the wind blows
and raises, a storm of sand, the effbot
can better be imagined than described.
There will undoubtedly be more miles
of railroad built in Kansas this year than
ever before. The Eastern Division of
the Union Pacific, which is now com
pleted to Junction City (the confluence
or OW Republican and Kansas rivers,
-ix miles west of Ft. Riley) it is now
proposed to run up the :- , inoky Hill to
Pond Creek, uud in smad olgoingdirectto.
Den ter .'more tt eonr , e and go south
we-d to :7 , ania-Fe. New Ilemco, and
trienve ou rhroneni to California. The
Omaha. Branch is-ndw completed to the
mouth of the North Platte, about 275
miles from Denver, and ic 14 alleged
that two direet routes to Colorado will
not pay ; it is therefore talked of chang
ing the 6inok;,- Hill route in the direr
lion of Sante-Fm, leaving a gap of 1...).)0
miles of ~ tn:, l ,tig between Pond Creek
The weather th,s winter has been vary
moderate nud 130 W as mild and pleas
ant as April. We have had a great
deal ohnow for Kansas but it has all
disappeared, and the ice In the Missouri
is moving out and we may look for
steamboats in a few days. On Thurs
day morning the 14th we were visited
with a violent ruin and hail storm, ac
companied with thunder and lightning,