North Carolina Newspapers

CEO. ,-S. BAKER, Editor and Proprietor. TERMS; 32.QO por Annum.
VOL. IV. LOUISBUBG, N. C.. FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1875. NO. 3&
The Hays.
Lo, Monday in the "washing day,"
As all good housewives kuow,
Memorable of dinner hashed
And clothes a white as mow;
Arid Tno-day in the ironiug day,"
'Mid cold or fog or Le&t; "1
And Wednesday is the "sewing day.f
To see the clothes are neat; (
And Thnrnday is a leisure day,
i Arid Friday brooms begin
To iweep away the household dirt,
Tore Sunday is utbered in.
And Fatnrday is "baking ".ay,"
Ties, jiuddinps, rakes and bread.
And then, the weary week is done
And we may go to bed !
There wo shook hands, and swore eter
nal friendship.
After the incident I have just men
tioned, I have often called at their
house, and sometimes Judge Campbell
intending to send it to Mrs. Campbell.
He had not been gone over five minutes,
when I heard a most unearthly scream.
I picked up the candle, and rushed to
the dining-room. There sat the coach-
and his wife would come over and spend J man, as pale as death, and the candle he
the evening with me.
One evening, I shall ever remember.
A heavy snow had fallen during the day,
but towards evening it' cleared off, and
promised a pleasant evening. The
judge and Mrs. Campbell came over to
have a chat with me. They sat until
ten o'clock, when they rose to leave.
To our great surprise, on opening the
front door we saw the snow falling so
had held in his hand lying on the floor.
He told me that " just as he had started
for the glass closet, the figure he had
seen in the attic appeared again before
him, and prevented him from moving a
step forward, at the same time knocking
the candle from his hand."
It was then three o'clock in the morn
ing. I sent the man to his room, and I
retired for the night. I fell asleep, won
An Active Doctor.
Miss Maria Steinecke. was a lady
nearly seventy years of age, when in
1868, she went from Baltimore, her
usual abode, to spend some weeks at
Carlisle, in Pennsylvania. She was
a determined hypochondriac Lately
she had conceived the idea of going to
In the Of den Time.
An exchange has an article on canned
goods, in which it draws a powerful con
trast between the arduous labors of the
housewives of former times and the com-
(r(me mmI the Sejces.
Dr. Ely Van De Warker contributes
A Hint that Should Not be Negteeted.l to a scientific convention a paper on
In 1859 "Pike's peak or bust was Sexual Cerebration, in which .some
the rallying cry all over the West. Then, interesting statistics axe quoted. "We
as now, the country was suffering from make a single extract : M. Quetelet has parative ease of their successors of to
financial depression. Wages wero low, shown that tho propensity to crime ex- .day, who can buy their pickles, sweet -money
scarce, the times hard, and men isting in a mass of people bears a mathe- meats, preserved vegetables, and what
Germany, where she thought the native 1 were discontented and weary of the slow I matical ratio, both as to its degree and I not, already canned. . It draws the rue-
wines and mineral waters would do her I process of getting a livelihood by ordi-1 the sex of the perpetrators, to the total I tare of tho old-time matron occupied
good, and with this view she had at 1 nary means. Then, as now, there was a J of population year by year, me oex-
complaint that the country was full, and I tainty of this ratio is the result of law,
that new fields of activity must be I which has its origin in the forces which
opened. The Pike's peak excitement I cement together a mass of men under
served as a safety-valve for accumulated I the name of society. Now the fixed
activity, and the plains were whitened I ratio existing between men and women
threescore years and ten commenced
learning the language. She was, there
fore, the more inclined to look with favor
upon a German doctor, and at Carlisle
called in a young physician, Dr. Paul
with her lard, pickles, preserves, and
drying of vegetables' and fruits. In
every farmhouse the ceiling of the
kitchen was thickly festooned with
strings of the drying fruits. Tho fun
was great in the old apple-parings bees.
thick that it was almost impossible for derini? if my ancestor could have carried Schbeppe. J udging by the fact that she with the caravans of innumerable gold- of the same community, as to the nature Lowell celebrates these busy frolics, and
, The property which I recently inher
ited is a tract of land situated about
fifty miles from Albany, in the direc
tion, and but a short distrance from,
Hharon Springs. The land was a grant
from Queen Anne to my grandfather.
who, nt the time, was about thirty years
of age. la time the property became
tho most valuable in New York State,
for my grandfather spent a fortune upon
it. He built a houso equal to a palace.
It stands in the center of the grounds,
and covers a space of one hundred feet
square. Three stories high, with a, very
small room up in the attic, which had
but one pane of glass, cut oval shape,
and placed just above tho main entrance.
A terrace embraces the front of the
houne; six steps leading from it bring
you to tho ground, which is covered with
tho finest specimen of turf to be found
in America.
To the right, and some forty or fifty
rods from this magnificent mansion,
which is called the " Manor," is a small
plot of ground, consecrated as a place
of burial for the family. A very ele
gant tomb was erected: Several feet be
low tho ground is, a passage running
from this tomb to tHe house, connecting
w ith the wine vaults by a large, heavy
iron door. There are three iron doors
the one I have just mentioned, one just
in the middle of the passage, and th
othrr leading to tho tomb.
Tho furniture of the dwelling is the
same which my grandfather placed
thcro when he first made it his resi
donee; so you can imagine of what an
tique stylo it is.
. Adjoining our land is another tracts
belonging to a gentleman named Camp
bell, who, at one time, was the bosom
friend of my grandfather; but a quarrel
arose a challenge was sent-accepted
a duel was fought, and my ancestor fell.
My father then became heir to the
estate. He soon after . married, and
there I was born. When I was ten years
, old, my father put the place in the hands
of au honest old couple, and we came to
England, where we have lived ever since.
My visit last winter is the first that has
leen made to the dear old home since
wo , abandoned it, as it wero, twenty
years agoj
Since tho time of the duel up to last
winter, the different generations of both
families have entertained the strongest
hatred for each other. The present
owner of the adjoining property is a
grandnephew of the one who fought with
my grandfather. He is a gentleman of
alxmt forty years of nge; his wife a very
elegant lady of thirty-five. They have
five lovely children. An accident to the
older daughter, a very beautiful girl of
seventeen, brought us together again, as
firm friends as ever our ancestors were.
It. was "in this wise: One day, in
Noyemlwr, whilo I was visiting at the
Manor, Ella Campbell was out riding on
horseback, unattended. Tho report of
a gun near tho roadside frightened the
animal she was riding; he became un
manageable, nnd made a bold rush for
tho 'lake, which lay just before" him.
Fortunately, at that hour I, with some
friends, had resolved to have a sail.
Wo liad just loosened our boat from the
shore, when the sound of a ' horse's
hoofs attracted our attention, and the
next moment wo' saw that the life of a
lady would be launched into eternity
without we could prevent it. My com
panions Rtarted up the road, hoping to
stop tho imix'tnosity of the animal's
course, while I stood by the side
of tho lake, with the firm determi
nation that, should the horse carry his
rider into tho water, I would plunge in
aud rescue her, if possible. Seconds
seemed hours while "thus I stood. I
conld see tho horse come nearer, nearer.
At last, lie stood abreast with me. I
called to the lady, whose face was as
white as marble, to take her foot from
the stirrup. . At that moment, the horse
gave tho fatal leap. The saddle turned
the fainting leantiful one fell into my
arms I On the instant I recognized her
as the daughter of my enemy and neigh
bor, Judge Campbell; for I had noticed
her at the little church of the village,
which we both attended. We immedi
ately conveyed her to my house, while
one of my party hurried to the residence
any one to venture out. I insisted upon
their staying with me. The judge de-1
clared he must go, as there was no one
in his house but the children and his
servants ; but at the same time he
begged his wife to stay. At last, she
consented. We bade the judge good
night, and after watching him eut of
the grounds, returned to the parlor. I
immediately rang for the housemaid,
and requested her to put my grand
father's room in order for my guest,
telling her also to sit up and act as waiting-maid
for the lady. I knew that it
would occupy some little time to get the
room in readiness ; .so I attempted to
entertain Mrs. Campbell by reading
from a novel of which we had been "dis
cussing. The servant presently an
nounced that the room was prepared ;
but we had become so interested in the
book, that I read until nearly twelve
Seeing how late it was, I proposed
to the-lady to take a glass of champagne
with me. The wines were, all in the
dining-room, on the other side of the
house. I was about to ring for the
footman, not thinking all the servants
had retired, when we both heard dis
tinctly heavy, regular stepping on the
staircase leading to the chambers
above. The house is so old that
time has worn large crevices around
the door ; and through the crevice of
the parlor door Mrs. Campbell drew
my notice to a light, which I saw as
plainly as she did. Supposing it was
one of the servants going up to bed, I
hurried to the door in time, as I sup
posed, to detain him, intending to send
him for the wine. What was my sur
prise to find the hall as dark and silent
as the grave. ..'"
Mrs. Campbell, taking up the'Candle,
proposed that we should go to the
dining-room ourselves.- I ; acted as
pilot, going ahead of her about three
feet. When about half way down the
hall, lf elt something catch hold of my
coat sleeve and firmly draw me from the
direction we were taking.
his hatred for this family down to his
grave with him, and if his spirit could
be troubled because this lady was rest
ing beneath his roof. A question, I sup
pose, which will never be solved, ex
cept, perhaps, in this way. The next
morning Mrs. Campbell returned home,
and never entered since; nor have we
heard anything more of the ghost.
died at the end of the following Janu
ary, his treatment was not very success
ful, but before long circumstances came
to light which gave rise to the suspicion
that at all events it was so in his view,
for he was arrested on a charge of pois
oning her, indicted and convicted.
Under a special act of tho Pennsylvania
Legislature he was granted a new trial
and acquitted.
seekers. Some of these struggled on to
nnd disappointment, death, and ruin in
the canyons of Colorada. Many turned
back before they reached Fort Laramie,
having lost time, money, and hope on the
way. Abandoned teams, machinery,
and bulky material strewed the trails
from the Missouri river to the crossings
of the Platte ; and the story of those
days is one of loss, disaster and deepon-
time I heard Mrs. Campbell scream out,
" Don't 1" as the caudle fell from her
hands to the floor. We were then in
complete darkness. Whilo I was feeling
in my pockets for a match, 3 inquired of
her who she was speaking to. She re
plied that some one or something drew
the candle from her hands.
Procuring another light from the
parlor, I conducted her to the room
that had been prepared for her.
We. found the maid sitting up, waiting.
To our inquiries if "he had heard any
thing strange, or had seen any one, she
said: "No; except madam's scream."
The room the lady occupied was the
one nry grandfather had always used as
his own.
Leaving my guest for the night, I
went to the servants' rooms, and made
the coachman get up and start with me
for a search about the house. We made
a thorough investigation of every room,
closet and corner that we could think of,
except the attic with the one pane of
glass of which I have spoken. I went
out on the terrace. The snow had
stopped falling, and the moon was
shining clear and bright. Thinking I
might find some footprints in the snow,
I stationed the servant a few yards from
the house, aud told him to watch closely
till I returned. I then commenced and
walked around .the house, but there was
not a footstep to be seen., ,
Returning to the coachman, I inquired
of him if he had seen anything. . He
replied: "Yes, that at that oval pane
of glass in the attic he saw very distinct
ly a man come to the window and look
out all the time I was gone, and that
he had a large cloak wrapped around
him." ; :
I took the servant, and went up to
this little room; but all we could dis
cover was some old, broken furniture,
and waste papers. While we stood in
the room the candle was blown out. I
walked to the window while I was try-
The North and South.
Upon his return home from the Boston
trip, General Fitzhugh Lee addressed
the people of Norfolk as follows: I come
forward in response. to your calls, to
thank you for thisjeery flattering re
ception. I went to Boston as a guest
of your own " Artillery Blues," not be
cause I expected to have a pleasant trip
and a good time, but I hope for a higher,
holier purpose for the good of our
State, our people, and all sections of a
common country. Oh! how I wish that
I had time to tell you of the reception
accorded to us by those people of Boston
of the enthusiastic crowds that greeted
us upon every occasion how the
streets were lined with people pouring
out their welcome to us and bidding us
welcome, thrice - welcome. I wish I
could stop with you long enough to give
you some of the many interesting inci
dents of our trip. How a sightless
soldier told me: "General, your boys
put my eyes out, but I am glad to see
you here in rur midst;" how. an aged
gentleman, ; rasping both my hands in
his, said: "General, I lost two sons in
the war the only two I had but for
public considerations and the nation's
good, I am glad to see you and
your people here at this time." How
my hand was shaken by people whose
overflowing hearts prevented a single
word of utterance. Do you know what
all that means ? It means at that end of
the line precisely what the outpouring
of your people at this end of the line to
meet us means, viz. : That the people of
this country have taken this matter of
reconstruction out of the hands of the
Athe same politicians; that the crust which separ-
The young doctor proceeded, in 1872, dency. In time, to be sure, the real
to file a petition in the orphan's court I riches of Colorado have been developed,
of Baltimore, praying that Miss Stein
ecke's estate might be made over to him
as her husband. A large amount of
documentary evidence was adduced by
him in proof of this marriage. The
trial came on in March, 1874, and in the
course of it many edifying particulars of
the doctor's career were brought -to
light. It seemed to have been specially
active in Berlin, for although, strangely
enough, nothing is said of a ceitificate
of the medical authorities of that capi
tal, there was one from the police, show
ing that in the leisure intervals of a pro
fessional career this learned man' had
found time for "larceny, forgery, and
extortion," and had been convicted of
tne same, i! orgery, in tact, seemed a
special weakness, ior tne criminal rec
ords, of Chicago were searched success
fully, and the doctor is now a pensioner
on the taxpayers of Illinois, for a little
lapse of this kind.
It happened that poor Miss Steinecke
had executed a very careful will, which
has been duly proved, and this Dr. Paul
did not for a moment dispute; he only
submitted that the lady's marriage had
made it null and void. However, the
glorious uncertainty of the law is pro
verbial, and the court, after a long period
of deliberation, positively came unani
mously to the conclusion, announced
lately, that Maria M. Steinecke never
did become Mrs. Paul Schoepx?e, and
sustained her will;
and the investment of "capital has
brought out the hidden stores which
nature (rives up so reluctantly to the
importunity of a gold-seeker. But this
has required many years and tho sacrifice
of much life and property. The same is
true of California, where a few fortunes
were made in early times, and countless
men perished miserably, bankrupt,
broken, and desperate. The amount of
capital now invested in mining compan
ies in this State is about $160,000,000.
And that enormous sum represents tho
machinery necessary to extract the pre
cious metals whose annualjproductis wel-
and extent oi tho commission ox crime,
must be the product of the mental and
physical peculiarities of sex. Thus, the
author shows that the propensity to
crimo in men is about four times as great
as in women, in France. ' Now, while
this holds true as to crime in general, it
does not as to crimo in particular. In
poisoning the proportion is ninety-one
women to one hundred men, while in
murder by other means the difference
falls to four in one hundred. If we de
fine the propensity to crime by the enor
mity of the offense, we find the ratio of
M. Quetelet reduced just one-half, as
the crime of parricide gives the ratio of
fifty to one hundred. Contrasting with
this last offense the wounding of pa
rents the ratio falls to twenty-two. As
the fact of a wound involves a personal
encounter, we pcrccivo that women in
stinctively if I may use the word
shrink from this; therefore, in estimat
ing the means by which the parricides,
many or us: remember now pretty tho
girls looked" paring tho red and rosy
apples not rosier than their blooming
cheeks, and not half so sweet as their
lips. Does . your memory carry you,
back to those dayst If not, it has lost a
pretty picture to linger over. What
jollity to try and peel the apple whols
without breaking the tender skint
How we laughed at the failure, and with
what zest we took tho forfeit ! Did you
ever see one of the coy maidens swing
and toss the long peel over her head to '
find in the form it took in falling the.
initial of the name of her true lover t O, .
thoso were Arcadian days; .but dried
apple sauos grew rather monotonous
when you had it every day. . Dried
apples were filling food, but indigestible.
The prose of the old-timo housewife's
duty was making soap soft soap. It
was nasty work, and made all about
smell bad. Soft soap, too, was disagree
able stuff to wash with. In tho old farm
houses the family used often to go to tho
so greatly exceeding the ratio of other
murders, were accomnlished. it is cvi- I pump in tho woodhouse to wash in the
dent that some method peculiar to morning out of an iron basin, using soft
corned as such a mighty addition to tho I women entered largely into the crime, soap from another basin. Another nasty
world's wealth. This expensive system Next, taking into conside ration two J ou was dyeing, mere was a regular
of minincr has replaced the desultory crimes, which may. inferential bo at season for that, just as there is for houso
laborers and rude machinery of early tributed largely to the motive of revcnire cleaning.
explorers, whoso lives were wasted on I in both sexes, we find for that of in con
the soil which paid them so poorly for diarism a ratio of thirty -four, and that
their self-denying struggles. of assassination a ratio of about twelve
But visions of sudden richer are al- in one hundred. From this it is evi-
ways fascinating to men. Aladdin, dent that the piopensity to crime and
Monte Cristo, and Sindbad are always the degree to which women recoil fiom
to be eclipsed by the newest excitement, publicity in its execution are widely
Our people are mercurial, excitable, and different matters, and are traits which
easily unfixed from their abiding-place, distinguish women from men' in the per-
The slightest hint will put an entire petration of crime. So marked in this
Western village on the move; and a re- trait that the author, in analyzing rrime
port of rich diggings somewhere has, in general with reference to sex, says
before now, depopulated a mining ham- that their numbers diminish in propor-
let in an hour's time. Nevertheless, says tion according to the necessity of the
tho New York Times, we cannot look greater publicity before the crime can
on this new Black Hills gold fever with- be perpetrated
out real regret. It is certain that what-
ated them has been broken at last, and
the men of tho North and South aro at
last allowed to see each other face to
face. 1 You, people of Norfolk, havo no
right to be ashamed of your delegation
to Boston. Their bearing, on and off
duty, deserves the highest praise, and
you come back to your wives and sweet
hearts, conscious of having performed
your whole duty as representatives of
your city. This splendid welcome of
yours here shows most conclusively that
Virginia responds to tiie hospitality
shown her sons hi Massachusetts, and
that we are :indeed up . n the threshold of
a new century.
An Insane Money JUaker.
The New York correspondent cf the
Troy Times writes of insanity, and says :
I may .here refer to the death of an ac
quaintancej which occurred at Bloom
ingdale asylum. He was a man of slen
der build, but mental disease had re
duced him to extreme emaciation. He
had not lived much more than forty
Notes to Correspondents,
M. Quad gives us the following notes
to correspondents:
Soda, Jackson. We cannot tell you
who invented soda, or give you the date.
We know that it is excellent for biscuit,
and soda you.
Oscar. You are in error. The wheel
barrow was not invented by Dr. Mary
Walker; she invented the windmill.
Onions You acted just right. Ji a
girl is so fastidious that she won't sit up
with a beau who has been catinsr onions
she ought never to have one.
Base Ball. We cannot say whether
King William favors base ball or not.
Probably not he's a sensible sort of a
Alice. Your mother should not havo
threated to cuff your ears in the pres
ence, of your lover. A nine-year-old
girl can feel as mortified as a woman
aged four hundred.
Hired Man. Wants to know if there
is any harder work than grinding an ax.
Yes, sir turning the grindstone.
West Virginia No, don't you do it.
If you are courting a woman and she
talks about your settling $5,000 on her,
you just settle yourself out o that.
Alabama. We do not know the man
ever may be the basis of the reports,
they are purposely exaggerated. The
whole business has borne a suspicious
look from- the start. Just now we
chiefly need that our people should set
tle down te the ordinary, legitimate pur
suits of life, practicing that steady
economy and painstaking which alone
a ? 1 a A. Tl !
can restore prosperity ana content, xt i afnne
is not likely that the gold fever will " I ran away from home. I write this
carry off a vast number of producers, here so you would not run away. Now
but we cannot spare any, especially when J &m going to drown myself. I must die.
we reflect that each one will require I was born in Chicago December 3, 1859.
A Niagara Mystery.
A few days ago a party descended
Niagara river bank on the Canada side
on a fishing excursion. .Their descent
was nearly opposite the toll-gate, at what
is called "the Indian path." Near the
bottom of the long descent was found
the following inscription, written on ths matter was easy, if she could f uroih
lace oi a smootn rocK, evidently witn a lrt r,f f f,;. mi n,i flufmmt fnfl
A St "
The matron's hands didn't
look pretty then, for they were stained
with logwood, or other dyeing substances
which were hard to get off. House
wives are in many respects better off
nowadays, certainly, but still in tho ,
country the farmers wives even now
work very hard, and their rustio lifo
is not all poetry.
A Iaye JTro$n Heat Life.
The New York correspondent of the
Toledo Blade writes: The story which I '
sketch in brief was told me by a legal
gentleman, who also stanls high politi
cally, as we rode homeward - in the horse
cars one evening. He boards at one of
the up town hotels. One evening he was
called upon at the hotel by a lady who
said she did not like to call at his office,
and yet desired his help. She was
wealthy and had a daughter sixteen years
old, bu was unhappy, and desired a
divorce from a husband who had ceased
to love her. The lawyer responded that
money and material for a' long and ex
pensive journey. Our own history has
taucrnt nothing if it nas not snown us
that " gold rushes " are unprofitable and
destructive. H the narrow confines of
the little reservation in the Black Hills
are now to be overrun with a crowd of
avaricious and excited gold-hunters, we
snail soon see now great is sucn a mis
Cooking Rhubarb.
Rhubarb is best cut in lengths, boiled
in water and sugar, and served with
boiled rice round the dish; or it may be
treated like " gooseberry fooL", A little
good cream gives it a delicato taste,
which it never has in a pudding-qr tart.
The following are excellent recipes for
years, and yet he was the image of idi
otic old age. Such was the last scene in he did not belong to our fire company. maKw rhubarb jams and marmalade:
me ill o ui uiio wuu wus viiuo lliiiij i xiuunuijr uiuu b aiuuuuii iaj jmuvu.
gifted and eminently successful. When
first I knew him he was a fine-built young
man, with a brilliant countenance and
easy manner. He hired a loft in a ware
house and began on a capital which
could not have exceeded $500. But from
that beginning sprung one of the largest
houses in the city. His course was one
of wonderful success, but it taxed his
system beyond its strength. He was
so excited that he could not sleep. He
became delirious on the subject of mak
ing moneyl ! It was the sole theme of
his conversation, and at last it was feared
that his talk was but a form of insanity.
Ho would J call on his friends to show
them "how to make money." And
this, with other vagaries, compelled his
friends tc place him in the asylum.
Here he became a lunatic money maker.
TTa nmnld raend the dav in calculation.
ing to nnd anotner matcn, and upon , niff how millions he
looking out I saw a figure go straight maJ At last his brain wore out
from ihft froiafc sterta down to tho tomb. I . . u. . v - t t
and enter it. This sight, I must admit,
White Rose. We can't say anything
about the Beecher scandal in tnis de
partment. You'd better attend to your
washing and mopping. J
Louisiana. The Mississippi river
should never overflow -its banks if we
could help it. Sorry your lettuce bed
was swept away, but patience and perse
verance will do wonders.
XXX., Baltimore. Yes, it is a mean
trick for your father to keep seven watch
dogs around the house while he has a
daughter who wants a beau every Sunday
night. Poison will help you out of your
Doubter. It is generally supposed
that Christopher Columbus discovered
America, but if you have any claims
My folks live in New Buffalo, Mich. ;
write to them if you please. Write to
the address of Peter Reich, New Buffalo.
May 28, 1875."
There was mora writing than this on
the rock, traced evidently by the same
hand, but this is the principal inscripr
tion. Mr. Dunham, one of the party,
wrote to the address above indicated,
and received the following letter:
New BcttaxO, Mich. , June 7, 1 875.
"Mr.' Dunham: " I received yours
with grief. It is my boy by his writing.
Do you know whether or not any dead
body has been found, or any sign of bun,
or any news of such a boy in town f If
you hear anything at tho coroner's office
of holding any inquest on such a body,
please let me know about it. Ask some
folks if they did not hear from him. If
you can only hear a word of him if he
did it or not. Yours truly,
" PrrxK Rncn."
No trace of the boy has been found in
this side of the river; nor has the finding
of any body, of the probable description
his would bear, been reported. r
A Curious IJIrtl Trap.
A paper published in Lafayette, Ind.,
prints the following: Abraham Mayer,
who resides in the old Bartholomew
Cut the rhubarb as if for tarts, and to
every quart give one pound oi good
moist sugar; put the sugar over the ihu-
barb, and leave it twenty-f our hours to
draw out the juice. By this method the
pieces of rhubarb remain separated from
each other when the preserve is done.
It keeps good a year if kept in jars
well dried and in a dry place. For tho
marmalade procure six oranges, peel
them, and take away the white rinsa
ana pips, men snceiue PaiP m 8iw- red in color, while the captives are m-
pan along with the peel, cut rery small; place, east of the;city, recently mads a . .y
known as the " nigger ants." This is
delity, which she promised. The proof
was furnished, but still the case did not
progress. There was something that re
mained untold, and sho wiu urged to -leave
nothing unrevcaled which could,
help her suit. Still sho equivocated.
Finally, after great urging,. tho truth
came out. Twenty years ago tho parties
had been married and living in tho samo
vicinity at a diatanoe from this city.
They eloped together, and tho husband
and wife who were left behind are still
living. They cams to New York, were
married, grew wealthy, had a daughter
just budding into womanhood, were
socially popular, and yet the world about
them knew nothing of their story.' Mad
dened by the open infidelity of the man
whose name shs . bore, tho woman who
was really no wife of his determined to
obtain a divorce. She was told that it
was impossible under the law of New
York, as she had no standing as a wife.
Subsequently she went to .Indiana to
obtain a residence and bring a suit there,
and while waiting, death came to Tier re
lief by carrying off her husband. Sho
was divorced indeed. And thus truth
again outdid fiction in the wearing of
romance. t ?
Km re Trade Atnonm Ants.
There are several kinds of ants which
make incursions into the territories of
a certain species for the purpose of tak
ing captives. These slave capturers are
add thereto one quart of rhubarb, cut
finely, and from one pound to one
pound and a half of sugar. Boil the
whole down in the usual wayas for
other preserves. Made in this manner,
it is nearly equal to" Scotch marmalade,
very singular discovery. Happening
his porch are a number of pillars, made
of four boards nailed together. While
sitting on the porch bo beard a noise
within one of these pillars, which
prompted him to investigate the cause.
send 'em on and we'll be fair with you. j regarded on all hands to bo the I The sound seemed to be made by birds,
confused me, for I knew the tomb was
securely fastened.
After such excitement as I had under-
Cleveland. We do not know whether
the mayor of your town had a brother in
the Revolutionary war or not. It's as
much as four men can do to watch the
mayor ofDetroit.
Kansas.-2-You have a perfect right to
the world is flat, aud people
finest anywhere made.
of Judge Campbell, to announce to him I gone, I feared brain fever might set in,
the accident which had befallen his
Miss Campbell was taken into the
parlor, which is a room on the first floor
and to the right of the front door. She
was the first of that family who had ever
entered our house since the lamentable
quarrel in which the old gentleman lost
. his life ; and strange as it may appear,
the instant she crossed the threshold of
and that while I still retained my senses
I would write down all I had seen. Go
ing to the library for that purpose, I
sent the servant to the dining-room for
some wine. I eat at . the desk, writing;
when I finished, I threw down the pen,
and looking around, my God I there
stood my grandiatner with his arms
folded, and his cloak around him. He
was looking nt what I had written. Just
tho parlor floorths" portraitof my "grand- then the man came in with the wine, and
father, hanrin? over the mantel, fell ngure oisappearea.
with a heavy crash on the floor. Half While I was drinking the contents of
an hour later, Judge Campbell and his the bottle, I sent the servant again to
wife stoo.: ' the side of their daughter, the dining-room for another wins glass,
and he sank into idiocy, which only ter
minated wiih his life. The concern
which he built up is one of great wealth, believe
and he left his family a half million, but have a perfect right to believe that you freshly-lighted
it was a small price for which to sell his are the same.
reason. I
Heeorered his Cigar.
The following incident is described by
a California paper: A gentleman about
to pass into one of our hotels with two I for inspection. They were ia all stages
ladies the other evening, found he bad a I of decomposition, from the birds just
cigar! to dispose of. dead to the skeletons of those which had
and he procured a saw ami cut a hole at
the base of the pillar. From this bole
he drew out more than four hundred
dead birds, one hundred or more of
which his son brought down to the city
very suggestively singular. Did they
learn from men, or men from them, that
' a akin not colored as their own is the
mark or badge of slavery! However
this may b the condition of tho slaves
is precisely the same as among men.
They are hewers of wood and drawers of
water, while their masters, the red ants,
never do anything but fight.
Ajc Economical Boy. A Detroit
mother sent her boy to the store the
other day to get' her a linen dress, and
he retarned with fourteen yards of black
cambric, j " I told yon to get linen !" she
exclaimed, standing aghast. "I know
it, but this is cheaper, and the clerk said
that if any of us should happen to die
you'd have a mourning dress in the
house I" was the cool reply.
' No, ma'am," says a - jeweler to a
Not Hot.
The wife of the late Professor Agassiz
rose one morning and proceeded, accord
ing to custom, to put on her stockings
and shoes. At a certain stage of this
process a little scream attracted Mr.
Agassiz s attention, and not having yet
risen, he leaned anxiously upon his pil
low, inquiring what was the matter.
" Why, professor, a little snake has just
crawled out of my boot," said the.
'Only one. my dear!" returned the
There was a pleasant looking young lad I evidently lain there for years. Two live
near the door, and he asked him to hold I birds, whose fluttering and noise had
the weed until he returned. When the I attracted his attention, made their escape
gentleman came outtie was so pleased I as soon as the hole was opened. The
with the boy's honesty that he gave him J Urger number wero blue birdajimt be-
five cents, saying: "Don t yon smoke 7
"Yes," said the boy. " How is it yon
Old Tit
A resident of MaytviUe, Ky., received
a few days ago, from a friend in the coun
try, a rn.ianm specimen of the imple
ment supposed to ha Ye been used by the
mound builders for manufacturing twine
from vegetable fiber. It is made from
green serpentine slate, is four indies in
didn't make off with this cigar, then f
sasny boys would have done it," said the
gratified gentleman. "I don't know
about that," said the youth, ' it must be
sides there were spsxrow woolpeckera, cf thickness, with twp
tion of the smaller birds of this latitude.
To ascertain bow they came there was
the next question, and a. further search
was made. ' This showed that near the 1
boles drilled diagonal y through It at a
d'v&zTxc of one and a half inches from
each end. This specimen was taken
from an earth mound La 181C
a l T i a a ' l JS I mYvmIw 1in j-9wsn si romr
iauuiui iauy, uon t trust anyuouj i pivueoov, -b t
these dAVR. ' I would not even trust mv 1 there should have been three." He
feelings. I had put them there to keep ttwa warn.
a hard-pushed pay who'd run away with top of the pillar there was a small hole,
Uttered, but the gentleman didn L I bird
A curious coincidence wss tLat which
liamv-niJ to two brother!, commanders
By the rules oi war, it is death to stop I otenimr. west in. but were uxa44e
a cannon balL . . I get out, sad died of staryaUoni
rd, but so near the top that egress was cvvo&iU directions.
impossiDie. lue wrcis, seeing uu i v...A ih
v a i mm mm w ii 1 1 i i m m mfM m i i h sm- i w mmm
I la w calla c2 Cr Cera.

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