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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOM FIELD, lA., JANUA11Y 18, 1881.
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A Girl Who Know Some Law.
" A CTOKS, as a rule, are free-hearted
XX generous and little Inclined to
look ou the dark side of the picture.
They smile at misfortune, make merry
with sorrow, and laugh when the heart
Is the saddest. They may not be happy
but they appear to be, and that Is a good
This sentiment was given tome by
" Lucky Fred Ware," as he wan called
by his friends, a generous young follow,
who had seen more than his share of
service In the profession.
" But that Isn't telling me how you
won your wife," I said, kuowlng some
thing of the past history of the couple.
"You found her In Arkansas, I be
lieve." "Well, yes; found her,sort of though
she wasn't lost. I hear there are some
good people down there. Her old man
that Is, her father owned nearly half of
one county ,and Bettle that's my wife
has had every advantage in the world to
make a lady of herself. From her tenth
year up to the time I met her, seven
years, she was at school, off and on, In
the North and whut she didn't learn
about books in that time isn't worth
" But you want to know how I came
'to marry her, and though It is sort of a
giveaway to myself, I'll tell it.
" You see I didn't understand the
ropes then as I do now, and it was about
my first trip with a regular company,
and there wasn't very much regular
about them, either. ' They were a picked
up crowd, and called themselves the
'Dashaway Combination,' but why
'Dashaway' I never could tell, unless it
was that they understood so well how to
dash away from delinquent board bills,
and other current expenses of a travel
" Well, we started and gave a rattling
show for a while ; now and then we
would pick up considerable more than
enough to pay our expenses, and then
again we would get down below bed
rock, and no chance of pulling through
without assistance. Once I thought we
were gone Bure. It was lu Springfield,
Mo., and we played two nights, and
were making nothing ; then came the
UBual pests of a traveling show, Impa
tient landlords, inconsiderate washer
women, and howling hall agents, and
we were on the eve of total annihilation
when there came to us a protecting an
gel. It wasn't a very handsome angel,
but an angel all the same, of the male
persuasion, with plenty of money. He
wanted to become an actor; he was stage
struck completely, and we encouraged
him in it; it would cost him sixty dol
lars. Did he have It Y Yes, twice sixty
and he shelled it out at once, and we
" I need not tell you what sort of an
actor he made, and will only add that
three weeks following with this addition
to our force, the Dashaway Combination
went to pieces at a little town In Mis
souri, not far from the Arkansas line.
I don't know what became of the rest of
the crowd, but all that remained of the
jolly Dashaways on the morning of Oct.
12th, 1871, was Jack Master man, a su
perb banjo player, and myself, and
neither of us had either money or
" ' And we are left to settle the bills,'
said Jack mournfully, looking at me for
" I suppose so,' I replied ; and It will
take about all the property belonging to
" Jack felt in his pocket, and produced
a silver ten-cent piece, with a hole In it.
I thought he was going to contribute his
share toward paying our Indebtedness,
buthedidn't; he coolly asked 'me to
have a cigar.
" It Is the extent of my pile,' he said,
' aud we may as well get rid of it in
smoke as any other way.'
" While we were smoking we philoso
phized. What 6ho'uld wedoV Jack
solved the problem.
" Let's go to Little Rock.'
"How far laity?
" One hundred and eighty miles, may
be further. There Is some business for
us there, or at least, we may strike some
thing. Here there Is nothing.'
" How shall we go't"
" Lord help us. You do not mean
" Ycs,I do. Let ne see, twenty miles
a day, one hundred and eighty miles;
we can make it in nine days.'
"It did not seem so very absurd after
all, and the more I thought of it the
more favorable the proposition struck
met At last I said I would go. So we
turned over all the valuables we had, In
cluding musical instruments, stage, trap
etc., to our creditors, and with a sum
less than ten dollars in very hard cash
" One thing I must tell you before I go
farther. Jack and I were dressed Just
alike. Both had on light suits, cut
Broadway style and white stove-pipe
hats, of the regulation style worn lu
cities, but totally unknown In the south
west. I expect we looked odd enough;
at any rate, we were stared at most out
rageously on all sides as we went along.
More than that, the people were suspi
cious of us ; they would apparently lock
up everything when we came around;
didn't teem to give us credit for honesty
or anything else.
" Well, we crossed the White Itlver,
which Is a sort of a boundary line be
tween Missouri and Arkansas, and took
a bee line as near as we could make It
for Little llock. The country is very
sparsely settled in that portion of the
State, and rugged is no name for It.
Once in a great while there is a frame
house to be seen, but a majority of the
houses are of logs, and altogether un
" Did ye hear that a man war killed
night afore las' up on the river y" was
the question put to us the second night
after we had crossed the Missouri line
by an old fellow in whose cabin we had
stopped to pass the night.
" ' No, we hadn't heard of It,' I re
plied. " Wal, It's so ; head cut cl'ar off; man
as dead as a stone. Ilev ye any Idere
whar the chaps are what did It ?'
" It struck me as I replied to this, of
course negatively, that there was trouble
ahead for Jack and me; we might be
taken for the murderers. Why not y
" We got out next morning with the
rising sun, and for the next three days
scarcely stopped to sleep. We were
anxious to get out of that awful country.
Our clothes gave us away ; the people
weren't used to so much style. We
" Finally one day In the early eveuing
we heard behind us the clattering of
horses' hoofs ; we halted, and; standing
by the roadside, waited to see who the
horsemen might be. They rode up, two
desperate-looking fellows, and with
drawn pistols ordered us to surrender.
It was about the best thing we could do
under the circumstances, and we there,
fore compiled at once. Then they
searched us, after which one of them
said, as he examined a razors he had
taken from Jack's pocket :
" Ye killed him with this, did ye !
"Killed who y what do you mean '
" The villlans only laughed, aud or
dered us to turn about and move on.
" Where are you going to take us 'f I
"Back to White Kiver,' was the reply
' you 'uns are wanted tharfer killin' a
feller. Move on.'
" It was all plain as day now. But
what could we do y We were quite sure
they would kill us before we were half
way there. They claimed to be oftlcers
of the law, and showed us papers to
prove it. But had they any right to ar
rest usy It doesn't matter; might
make right in some places, and there is
where they had us. But one thing we
could demand. We requested a hearing
before a Justice of the Peace, and that
too, at once.
"' Wal there's 'Squire Jackson over
thar,' said a native whom we had ap
pealed to. 1 1 reckon he can fix ye.'
" We were taken there at once, and
found the 'Squire at home, and a very
comfortable home it was, too. It was
not a house built of logs, but a large
stone structure, long and rambling, with
pretty vines in front, and a general air
of wealth and refinement prevadlng the
place. The door of the house was closed
but as we came up, it opened suddenly
and a young lady of sixteen or seven
teen summers looked out. Involuntary
I lifted my hat ; I couldn't help It, she
looked so pretty and innocent ; we step
ped in, and then our wants were made
known. The young lady did not leave
the room, and I soon discovered that
she was a daughter of the 'Squire before
whom we were to appear.
" Well, tho examination commenced,
and Jack aud I were questioned closely,
and the situations were all against us.
The old 'Squire wasn't particularly full
of legal lore, aud, like his neighbors, hud
an idea that we deserved punishment on
general principles. All the while we
were being examined the young girl
stayed In the room, half the time bend
ing over her father's shoulder, and
watching us very closely ; ' once I
thought she gave me a smile, and there
upon it rushed through my miud that
maybe she would influence her father to
let us go.
"'I reckon I can't do anything for
you,' at last said the old man. ' These
officers have a legal tight to take you
back to where the murder was commit
ted, and I reckon you'll have to go.'
"The villlans who had hunted us
down seemed pleased with this decision
but just when they were about to take
'.is away, the young girl said this to her
father quiokly :
" ' Why I know more about law than
you do, father.'
"'Doyouy laughed the old man.
" The girl explained :
" ' The murder was committed In the
State of Missouri,' she said.
" Yes, yes, replied the old man.
" ' And you are officers from that
" Just so ; Just so.'
" Well then how can you come Into
another State and take persons away
without u requisition from the Governor.
These men are not legally bound to go
with you one step.'
"I own It came to me as a surprise.
The little girl had Interpreted the law
right, and the old 'squire saw it at once.
I think I never suw a madder man In
my life. He stormed and iaved,and fair
ly drove the Missouri ofllcers out of the
"'Fellers,' said he, It is all right;
you can stay with me as long as you
like, and if they come after you again
we will barricade the doors and fight
'em with shot-guns. It's me that's tulk
lng, and don't you forget it.'
" Well, we stayed two weeks with the
old 'squire, and while Jack aud he roam
ed the mountains hunting deer, I passed
the time look ing after the interests of the
female member of the Jackson man
sion, pretty Miss Betty. Finally Jack
and I got down to Little I took, where
we found employment. But I didn't
stay there long ; I felt uneasy, and I
never got over this uneasy feeling until
I had gone back and got the old 'squire
to say I might marry his daughter. He
didn't reply directly when I asked him,
but, seizing his rifle, whispered as he
walked out the door :
"'I'll jes go au' see if I kin kill a
turkey gobbler for dinner.'
" And be walked away brushing his
eyes with his coat sleeves.
For Tub Times.
The Franklin Junto.
It may be a matter of Interest to many
to know what is meant by the Franklin
Junto, and how the term originated.
It was in 17i7 over one hundred and
fifty years ago that the first literary so
ciety or lyceum in this country was or
ganized In Philadelphia. It was insti
tuted by Benjamin Franklin, the great
American statesman and natural philos
opher, being then but twenty-one years
old. It was named after him and called
the Franklin Junto. It existed for
nearly forty years. For a while at first
it held its meetings at the old Indian
King tavern.iu Market street, just below
Third. This old landmark, the birth
place of what has at last become a
mighty Institution, has disappeared
many years ago. The society met every
Friday evening and each member paid
a penny a night to recompense the land
lord for Are and light. At first the
membership of this society numbered
Id members, but it soon increased. It
appears to have exerted a great Influence
upon those conneoted witU it for most of
them having their literary tastes culti
vated and acquired great intelligence
and public spirit so that In after years
they held many prominent positions in
society. Many who became illustrious
men during the Revolution were at one
time members of the Junto. The man
ner in which the society was conducted
is quite different to that of the present
day. The exercises consisted in the an
swering of referred questions. A set of
questions was read by the secretary and
answered at each meeting. There were
usually twenty-four questions and the
answering of them by Hie members in
turn constituted the whole evening's
performances. Among the questions
were the following: 1. Have you read
anything since the last meeting in any
book of history, morality, arts or any
part of knowledge which you think
suitable to be told to the society. 2. Did
you hear anything agreeable to tell the
lyceum 1 3. Has any citizen failed In
business lately or been sold out, and if
so, what was the cause t 4. Have you
lately heard of any unhappy effects of
intemperance, or any other vice or folly y
6. Have any of your acquaintances been
sick, and if so, what remedies were used
to restore them t 0. Has any deserving
stranger arrived in the neighborhood
lately ? 7. Have you observed any de
fects in the laws of our country '( 8. Do
you know of any new beginners lately
set up in business who deserve to be en
couraged y 9. Do you see anything
amiss In the proceedings or customs of
the society which might be amended '
We m$y think this a strange lyceum,
but the regular considering of such top
ics as those and the discussing of the
political issues during those Colonial
times would certainly improve its mem
bers ; and it is not at all surprising that
many of them afterwards became emln
ent men. In 1780 Franklin proposed to
bring their books together, so as to form
a common stock or library for general
convenience and reference. This was
the first public library In the city or
state. Others however, soon followed.
A. F. MvKiis.
Loysville, Pa., Jan. 7th, 1S81.
Now that good times are again upon
us, before indulging in extravagant
show, it is worth remembering that no
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to day with disoredred stomtcb, liver or
kidneys, or dry, hacking cough, and
one foot in the grave, when a 50 ct.
bottle of Parker's Ginger Tonic would
do them more good than all the expen
sive doctors and quack medicines they
have ever tried. It always makes the
blood pure and rich, and would build you
up and give you good health at little
cost. Head of It in another column. '& 4t
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Turning Points of Life.
The switch tender was weury, and, as
he sat at the post his eyes were heavy,
and he fell asleep. The train came
thundering along, and as it neared the
place the mau heard the whistle and
arose to adjust the switch. He was Just
tooJate. He sprung aside. The cars
moved on, were threwu from the track,
aud a scene of death and disaster the
It was only a little switch a bar of
Iron a fe feet In length, which opened
at one end only an inch, to allow the
flange of the wheels to pass through the
narrow way. Only a few seconds more
would have placed the little bar at the
right angle, and all would have been
well. But the few seconds were lost
the little bar was out of place, and the
train, with Its valuable freight of life
and property, was nearly all burled In a
mass of death and ruin.
A young man was once under a state
of deep inquiry about his eternal Inter
ests. Two or three of his companions
learned that, he was going to prayer
meeting, and they determined to change
his purpose. They persuaded bim, only
this once, to go to the accustomed place
of resort. He finally, yielded. They
plied their arts of amusement, gayety,
and pleasure, and bound him at last In
the snares of a female companion. It
was his fatal moment. In a few weeks
from that time he had committed mur
der, and followed toe deed with Instan
A young man went to visit his friends
on New Year's day, according to the
custom of New York. He had aban
doned the Intoxicating cup. He had suf
fered from lis evll,and was a sworn total
abstinent. He uniformly refused to
taste or handle, until he tailed upon a
young lady, who finding her Invitations
all declined, began to banter him with
a want of manhood, and plied her ridi
cule so far thatat last he yielded. It
was the setting of the switch. He was
taken home in a state of intoxication,
and in a few months afterward he died,
uttering terrible curses upon the tempt
er who had been the cause of his ruin.
Don't buy a piano for your daughter
when your sons need a plow.
Don't let your horses be seen standing
at the beer saloon it don't look right.
Don't give the merchant or printer a
chance to dun you; prompt payment
makes Independent men.
Don't leave to memory what should
be written ; it makes lawsuits.
Don't become security for him who
waits for the sheriff.
Decent, substantial clothing for your
children makes them think better of
themselves, and keeps the doctor away.
Teach your boy to look up and for
ward, never backward.
Cultvate the habit of giving.but never
Buy a farm wagon, before a fine car
riage. In a valiant suffering for others,
not In a slothful making others suffer
for us. did nobleness ever lie.. Tim nhlof
of men is he who stands In the van of
men ; fronting the peril which frightens
back all others; which, if it be not van
quished, will devour the others. Every
noble crown is, and on earth will for
ever be, a crown of thorns.
IW The Fountain of Joy became a
Man of Sorrow ; and the Lord of Glory
was covered with shame ; and why ?
Amazing mystery 1 that we might be
raised to happiness and glory.
SJJT That which is called considering
what is our duty In a particular case, is
very often nothing but endeavoring to
explain it away.
T be perfectly just is an attri
bute of the divine nature ; to be so to
the utmost of our ability is the glory of
2TAcoordlng to Professor ftead, of
London, the world by geological evi
dence, has reached the mature age of
Truth is the most powerful' thing
in the world, since fiction cau only
please it by its resemblance to it.
tW No degree of knowledge attaina
ble by man is able to set him above the
want of hourly assistance.
3 The real strength and goodness of
some people is not drawn out until they
are overtaken by trouble.
Given up by Doctors.
" Is it possible that Mr. Godfrey is up
and nt work, and cured by so simple a
"I assure you It is true that he is en
tirely cured with nothing but Hop Bit
ters ; and only ten days ago his doctors
gave him up and said he must die I"
"Well-a-dayl That is remarkable I
I will go this day aud get some for my
poor George I know hops are good.'"
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