North Carolina Newspapers

GKO. S. BAKER, Editor and Proprietor.
TERMS: S2.00 por Annum.
NO. 40.
JVif rtwf Present.
This ago is wise with, windom Mlovrlycnilod,
And men, grown bold likj well trained
hunters, leap
From crag to crag of truth, with sight tra
dulled, ;
O'er procipiceH steep.
Bnt when our father trod the le-el plains
Tlie Htars hoi.e brightly in the gentle
The rainbow arch d above the Hummer rains,
And Bloep brought happy dreams.
The world in rollingBwift and far away
From morniDg mists and early moi ning light,
And hi the fulluetw of the middle day
No f h&dowa meet the sight.
But reaching from that soft and shifting sky -
Of early dawn a radiant pathway shone,
And angels in the morning ventured nigh,
Who in the morn are gone !
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The gulch was simply a ravine, a hun
dred feet wide!, with sloping sides, that
were less tlian! a dozen feet high. The
qeauty of the place was that the bottom
was covered Iwith the richest kind of
grass and near the center was a spring
of deliriously! cool and clear water, so
that it possessed every requisite for a
camping site,
An Ercltlng Adventure, of a Party
of Immigrants Among the Mor
The revival of interest in the Moun
tain iueauow massacre recalls a curious
incident in which I became involved
about that time, the particulars of which
were only understood;. by three persons
besides myself.
It was in the summer of the same
year, 1857, that a party of immigrants
from Missouri penetrated the Territory
of Utah on their way to California. This
company numbered precisely fifty per
sons, among whom were eighteen men,
the. rest Wing women and children.
They wen) amply provided with baggage
w.tgons, oxen and nprses, and were un
usually fortunate in coming through the
Indian country without the loss of any
of their number, and, with no serious de-
A? fit i
pnvauou 01 uieir uaggago. it was my
fortune to bo one of the loaders in that
enterprise, and my wife and child were
witli me.
When we had gone some hundreds of
miles into Utah we were approached by
ji iiuieu lronuer cnaracter Known as
" I Sill Liggett "a grizzly, shaggy fel
low who galloped over from. a neighbor
nig camp upon a splendid little mustang,
never halting until the animal almost
ran over us. This Leggctt was a curiouf
compound of the desperado, miner and
scout, a man capable of the most atro
cious deeds, and yet at times showing
feelings as tender as a woman's. As he
reined up his horse and looked around.
he paid no attention to the numerous
salutations lie received, but as he drew
up abruptly to know Where the devi
is the leader of this percession ?" sovera'
pointed to me, and he looked down from
the buck of his horse, carefully scanning
me from head to foot." !
"Ho, you're the leader of this funeral,
ar you?", ho asked, with a sly chuckle
peculiar to himself, and when I nodded
I expected to hear some characteristic
nlur upon my appearance, but the old
borderer vas disposed to be gracious
that day. " You look like a purty de
cent sort of a chap, and I'vo got some
thin' to say to you so, if you're a mind,
just walk out here beyond earshot, and
we'll orate." ,
We wen 1 1 1T together. Leggctt, swing
ing one of his immense, legs over the
saddle of his mustang, stepped down to
, the ground, and leaning with his back
against tho, looked mo keenly in
tho eye, and asked me:
" How many men have you got?"
"All armed, be they?"
"All armed and redy to defend the
company at any time. They've learned
something of Indian ways' while crossing
Jho plains.
" lney have, eh? Wal, they've got
to learn a thundering Isight more afore
r they reach California. Do you know
that the very devil will be to pay afore
you can strike tho Sierra Nevada ?"
' T ! ii i i -i
a repu.'u imu wo apprenenueu no uu-
Usual danger, and asked him to be more
explicit. He seemed to have a peculiar
. reluctance to explaiu the particulars of
some important knowledge that he had
gained within tho last day or ' two. He
said that lie was in the neighborhood of
Salt Lako City when ho learned that we
had passed, and he found out too that an
Italian plan was arranging for destroying
our entire party. Beyond this ho seemed
tin willing to commuuicate what he had
learned, but ho finally ventured the
. opinion that if we were attacked at all
it would lie at a place known as Murder
era gulch. If we could get beyond that
without disturbance, or if we should
with the single exception
tjhat in case of attack the advantage was
with the assaulting party. In view of
the warning we had received from Leg
gctt the question was debated whether
we should halt here or pass further on.
The grass continued along the bottom for
several miles further, but this was the
only spot where water could be obtained,
and at every place the banks were much
We had seen Indians at a distance
during the whole day, and we had ex
changed shots more than once with some
of their horsemen. There could be :
uouot, tnereiore, tnat we were in a very
dangerous section of the-country, and
careful review of the situation led us to
-t i ii 1 - . -,
auopi a rainer novel ueiense, the sue
cess of which depended upon the dark
ness of the night.
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.ueiore uarK tnree camp-nres were
kindled, and ' their smoke was clearly out
1 J 1 t nrtt
meu againsii tne sKy. xne teams were
unhorsed and set grazing: the succulen
grass, while a number of us took pains
to show ourselves on the slopes, so tha'
there could be no doubt that the red
skins were fully apprised of what we were
doing. This continued until some time
after dark, the fires burning brightly,
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wnne tne coniusion ana bustle were
greater than usual. An hour after sunset !
tho entire caravan, with tho exception of
four men, started silently up the gulch
and never halted until they had reached
the open prairie, fully a half rdozen mile,
away. When they set off they left be
hind them two larcre basreraere-wacrons.
and each of us four men had his own
horse.. j '
There was every reason to believe that
the Indians intended to attack us at this
place, as Leggctt had told us, and we
adopted this not very original artifice in
the hope of throwing them off the track.
Favored byj the darkness, we believed
we could make them think . the entire
party was in camp, and by making a
gallant show, hold them at bay until tho
added, with one of his terrific oath3,
the first shot picked off that loafer and
the next that . one. They was down ir
he gulch, and I hauled 'em up here,
where I could keep 'em till daylight."
" What was that for ?"
" I'll shovr you."
With that he leaped over one of the
men and with some water from his can
teen rubbed the side of his face. Then
he split the sleeve of the other's hunting
shirt. The result in both cases was the
discovery that the skin was as white
as our own. Both men were Cau
casians, as no doubt were all the othors
concerned in this little incident which
took place less than three months pre
vious to the massacre at Mountain
Meadow. Worldl
women and children, with their escort,
would have! time to get beyond their
reach. After the departure of our
friends, we permitted our camp fires to
smolder, f or if there were too much light
a keen-eyed Indian would be apt to de
tect the trick we were attempting
to play upon them. All this being
arranged a carefully as possible, two
of us stationed ourselves on one side the
ravine and two upon the other, our
horses being protected a short distance
below us, where they could be reached
at a moment's warnincr. All of us were
Insanity anil Itesponnibility.
The London Spectator speaks as fol
lows concerning the defense of insanity
in criminal cases : At the best we can
only make a shrewd guess at these ques
tions of responsibility. For anything
we know, many; men who seem responsi
ble for their crimes are not really so re
sponsible ; their education may be re
sponsible for these crimes, and not the
men themselves. For anything we
know again, many men who do not seem
responsible ior tneir crimes, really are
so. It is only a reasonable presumption
we can reach at the best. But if that
presumption;be founded solely or
chiefly on the criminal act itself, there is
an end at once of all chances of intimi
dating unprofessional and exceptional
criminals. They will always be able to
count on escaping the consequences of
their crimes by the help of the apparent
eccentricity of it and the favor of the
doctors. Nothing can be more danger
ous. We confess to the deepest distrust
of professional medical opinions on this
subject, if only for the reason we have
named, that-the experience of medical
men is limited so much to cases of dis
eased brain, that their imagination and
their memory are dominated by the pre
cedents of physical disease till they can
hardly be said i to have any opportunity
of a really impartial judgment. If they
have thoroughly broken down the ob
solete and quite untenable legal doctrine
on the subject,! they have set up prece
dents of their 'own which are still more
dangerous and still less reasonable on
the other side, j The public must beware
of professional bias on this subject,
whether legal or medical. For this is
eminently a subject where the evidence
of specialists may be useful, but the
judgment of specialists is utterly untrust
A Han whose Hintorv la that of him
In the course of nature no event
would be more natural than the death of
a citizen in the ninety-sixth year of his
age. And yet the announcement of the
death of Horace Binuey will be heard
throughout- tLe country with profound
regret. In the course of nature but a
little time was left to him. In his death
America loses one of its illustrious and
honored sons. ' Sixty years ago Horace
Binney was a distinguished man. Near
ly seventy years have elapsed since he
was a member of the Pennsylvania
Legislature. Fifty years aero he was
deemed fit by even as severe a critic as
John Quincy Adams to be minister to
France. He began his political career
under Jefferson ; he practically closed it
under Jackson. Fo?a generation he has
lived in complete retirement in Philadel
phia, preserving his remarkable faculties
to the last and fading away in extreme
old age.
It is hard to lealizo in our hurrying
world how many years are embraced in
the life of this one man. He was eight
years older than Byron, ten years older
than Shelley. He, no doubt, saw Frank
lin and Washington, and was on terms
of friendship with many of the great men
The Frodlgloum Featm of St. John
Hirer Xete nrunmwlrker.
Thomas, or Tom Gardner, as he was
familiarly called, was born on the. river
St John, one mile above the mouth of
the Mactaquack stream, in the year 1798.
Viewed casually, Gardner gave no evi
dence of unusual power, but when
stripped his muscular development was
tremendous, and it is affirmed that in
stead of the ordinary ribs he possessed
Ietrolt JFWa JVe CHrrenev.
A Cleveland paper asks : Are you fool
enough to buy a lottery ticket !
Sundown seems to come a good deal
sooner than there is any occasion for.
An Ohio man ran a mile in six minuts
the other day. So did his wife. She
was after him.
Suet butter is not a success. We are
willing to take the word of a man .who
lost $38,000 in its manufacture.
Altogether Too JTneh Annovmne
frotn Pomtmmmter Jmmem -t- ".
n tiU JTr rr , Am IX UKU
For several months the Hope Sewing
Machine Company has extensively ad
vertised in the newspapers of tho coun
try, and circulars have been sent to
thousands of household. The agfney
for the machine styled itself the Hope
of New lork.
Manufacturing Company
Train your voice if you want to be an at the top of the circulars was printed
alderman in Denver. The alderman who
a solid bony wall on cither side, and that I yells tho loudest gets his bills through
there was no separation whatever. He first.
Lincoln belongs to six dogs in her alleys tho other day to say L. ithaJ for
i A First Sight of Napoleon.
The memoirs of a noted Frenchman,
just publislieu, give tne lollowing pic
ture of the first Napoleon: I was
lying flat inj the grass near the top of the strangely surprised at his appearance,
uui, so tnat we couiu. peep into tne gloom
without the danger of being seen ourselves .
while we were enabled to make better
use of our ears than our eyes, for by ap
plying our ears to the ground we" were
sure to detect the approach of a horse,
no matter how carefully he was guided.
We had lain upon the ground less than
two hours, when I heard the faint but
distinct sound of a horse's hoofs, to
which were instantly joined those of
several others. I gave utterance to a low.
soft, tremulous whistlo to apirise the
others of what was cominer. and the re
plies instantly came back.
Within five minutes I caught the
shadowy outlines of a horse, whose
head was directly toward me, and who
-i "av rx i m ii -r
jipproocncu wiiniu twenty ieet oeiore x
could mate certain- tnat no nau a man
upon his back. I took the best aim
possible and fired. The horse wheeled
ud ' dashed ' away, but as he turned, I
saw the arms of his rider thrown up in
tho air. Almost at the same moment
the crack of a rifle was heard upon the
opposite side of the gulch, and im
mediately after the sound of a third gun,
directly up the ravine, in the direction
takeu by the caravan. This last shot
caused us great uneasiness, for it looked
very much as if our ruse had been de
tected, though it had been our belief up
to that moment that the - women and
children were all of two miles away.
After these shots all remained quiet
for an hour, when I began to give way
to my drowsiness, and assuredly should
have fallen asleep but for another report
up the ravine, evidently from the same
ritle which we had heard before.
for nothiner could be more remote than
this from the conception I liad formed
in tne midst oi a numerous stan l saw a
man of stature- below the middle height,
and extremely! slight. His hair was pow
dered, and cut in a peculiar manner,
squarely below the ears, and then fell
behind on his
shoulders. He was dress
ed in a close-fittine coat, buttoned all
the way up, and ornamented with a very
slight embroidery of gold, and he wore a
tricolored phmo in his hat. At first
glance his appearance was certainly not
ltfindsome. But he had marked fea
tures, a quick and searching eye, while
his animated and sharp gesture showed
ardor of soul, qmd his large and thought
ful forehead profound power of reflec
tion. He made me sit down by him,
and we talked of Italy. His way of
speaking was brief, and at this time very
of the Revolution.
the past. Horace Binney was old enough
to have been the father of Lincoln and
tho grandfather of General Grant. He
was tho contemporary of Dr. Samuel
Johnson and Frederick the Great, and
of that Oglethorpe who founded Georgia
and who fought in the wars under Marl
borough and Prince Eugene. He was
only eleven years . younger than Napo
leon, and was in full manhood when
Austerlitz was gained.
Nearly a quarter of a century ago
Webster and Calhoun died, full of years
and honor. We regard them as of a
generation long past. Horace Binney
was older than either. When he was
born this republic was composed of
thirteen colonies. He could well re
member the admission of every State
into the Union, from Vermont, which
came in in 1791, to the admission of
Nevada and Oregon. When he entered
manhood the Union had little more than
five millions of population. He could
have voted for president in 1801 as he
voted for president in 1872. He could
remember the execution of Marie An
toinette and of Robert Emmet, the reign
of terror, the career of Napoleon from
Rivoli to Waterloo. When he was an
active public officer the politics ol
America were undefthe control of Jeffer
son and Burr ; the politics of England
under that of Pitt and Fox. He saw tho
rise and fall of empires, and that re
markable movement of thoucht which
began with the fall of the bastile and
ended, so far as we can see the end, with
the abolition of American slavery.
Horace Binney's career covered the
whole life of the republic, if we regard
the formation of the confederation as the
beginning. He heard the bells which
rang out the surrender of Cornwallis.
His life had become almost a sacred
heritage to Philadelphia. Many and
fervent have been the prayers that it
would be spared till the centennial year
that one who had seen the foundation
of the republic might grace
stood five feet ten and a half inches,
erect and full chested, and never exceed
ed 190 pounds in weight
The late Charles Long informed the
editor of . the New Brunswick licportcr
that at one time he saw Gardner lift
from a towboat a puncheon of corn, con
taining at least twelve bushels, and,
swinging around, deposit it on the sand.
In so doing he tore the sole off his boot.
On another occasion a number of men
were trying to lift a stick of. timber. In
all the crowd only one man could raise
it about two inches from tho skids.
Gardener told four men to sit upon it,
and then lifted it so high that the men
jumped off to save themselves from the
fall. Mr, McKeen has frequently known
Any girl in Georgia, old enough to
have a beau, will tell you just how many
moonlight nights there'll be between
date and January.
When you go out to shoot and find
that yon can't hit a barn door at five
i i i T i -i i ill only low-pnoed rriachine ever manui
land and Ireland were nicely scooped by turj v hi.
American rinemen.
Senator Jones ordered a 87,000 hat-
rack the other day, but there was a time
when he was glad enough to hang his
old hat on a ten-penny nail, and there is
a chance for the rest of us.
Memphis is preparing herself for an
other visit from the cholera. Some one
counted one hundred and twelve dead
"810 Wonderful $10," m big letU-rn.
Then followed this announcement :
" The new and improved Hope sewing
rnachine, price S10, "with taWe and
treadle complete. A thoroughly me
chanical, fully tested, and practical uc
cees. Complete combination of all tho
good qualitien, without the faults t f
high-Priced machines. Fully protected
by United States government patent
from all infrincrements whatever. The
ever manulac-
iest beaver cloth rapidly and with a fine,
firm stitch."
A glowing description ox ihe machine's
capacity for work, and of its thorough
adaptation to the use of tailors ibwH
makers, hat and cap manufactun-r,
ladies shoemakers, and for family now
ing, filled two closely printed page. Tho
company also Announced that in addi-
inches thick. He has known him also
with one hand to lift, by the rung of a
chair, the chair itself and a man weigh
ing nearly 200 weight. Once in attempt
ing to lift a very heavy man ho wrenched
the rung entirely from tho chair.
Gardner at one time was possessed of
a balky horse with which he exercised
great patience; but when patience
ceased to be a virtue he would fell him
to the ground with his clenched fist,
striking him behind the ear. It is re
lated of Gardner's sister that on one oc
casion a famous wrestler traveled all the
way from Miramichi to Tom's home in
order to "try a fall with him." Tom
nothing of old boots and a few cats.
Two Connecticut farmers have just bo-
come good friends after a fend lasting
twenty-one years, and we may trust now
that the time will come when Bob
Toombs will let Parson Brownlow hold
him on his lap.
By the way what about Sharkey?
After every newspaper in tho country
has expressed the earnest hope that he
would be brought back and hung, it isn't
sale a
buttonhole worker ; price fifty cents ;
and that it had a full supply of niblx r
goods, and toilet articles on hand.
Three weeks ago the Rev. J. J. rrath
er, a Methodist minister of Clay City,
HL, wrote to Messrs. Horace Waters k
Sons that he had sent $10 to tho lbio
Company, but had not received a ma
chine. His letter was relcrred to tho
post-office. Subficflucntly Superintend
ent Wallinir cot a letter from J. F. Itu-
righ for him to hang off and bo so mod- dolph, of Nevada City, CL, nay ing tliat
est about coming. he had remitted $30 to the company, but
An Indiana girl wanted to Bee if her had not got any machines in return,
lover really loved her. and she cot a boy The money belonged to three of hi
to yell "mad dog I" as they were walk-1 neighbors, and he supposed that he wan
was absent, but the sister, looking con-1 ing out. The lover flew over a fence and I to receive a machine free, tho comjany
temptuously upon the intruder, declared
she could throw him herself, and, suit
ing the action to the word, in a fair trial
threw him fairly three times in succes
sion. The stranger's experience with
the sistej was sufficient; he never
sought a future interview with the
brother.. f
The greatest feat which Gardner was
ever known to perform was on one of
the wharves in St. John.. Mr. McKean
saw him lift and carry an anchor weigh
ing 1,200 pounds, numbers of other wit
nesses standing by, some of whom are
yet alive. Frequently he has seen him
carrying a barrel of pork under each
arm, and once he saw him shoulder a
barrel of pork while standing in an ordi
nary brandy box. When about forty
years of age Gardner removed to the
United States, and never returned to his
native province.
It is commonly reported and believed
that he met with a sad adventure on
board a Mississippi steamer. . A heavy
bell was on board as a portion of the
freight, and the captain, a great, power
ful fellow, was concerned as to how he
should remove it from its place in order
to make more room on deck. While
captain and passengers were at dinner,
left her to be chewed up, and she went
right away and married a store clerk.
The Floods and Tree Planting.
One of the worst injuries done by the
recent rains is the blow which has been
struck by them at the treo planting in
dustry which has begun of late to flour
ish throughout the entire Northwest. It
has been the story for years of the scien
tific men and meteorologists that the
extraordinary droughts -to which por
tions of tho land have been subjected
were. directly traceable to tho destruc
tion of the forests. Very ingenious, in
deed, have been the arguments by which
this position was sustained ; and, best
of all, the facts seemed to support it.
Where the trees had been most ruthless
ly destroyed there had the rainfall most
signally decreased and the springs failed;
and where the forests were still un
touched there the windows of heaven
were still opened with delightful fre
quency and the earth moistened with re
freshing showers. So plausible were
the arguments, so convincing the
proofs, that men at last accepted them
and began to plant trees in self-defense,
until over a large portion of the territory
A report is ;
horrible crime
A Terrible Crime.
prove ourselves able to repel any as- Several times during the night Ve heard
sault, we might consider all reaf danger
passed. Having told me this much,
Leggctt leaped into the saddle, galloped
up tho ridge, and vanished.
Tho guido to our party was a '49er,
who had crossed and recrossed tho
plains, but whose knowledge of the
country, was less thorough than we1 had
a right to expect. He had led us astray
sevend times, but when I came to speak
of Murderer's gulch, he recognized tle
place at once, and assured me that he
participated in the ceremony of its
christening. He was one of a party of
miners who encamped there a half-
dozen years before, there being a round
a m . 1 al'
dozen oi tneni, wnen tney got into a
fight, which resulted in the death and
dangerous wounding of eight of the
number, most or wnom were leit upon
the spot.
Murderer's gulch, as it was called from
tliat day, was only five miles away, aud
it was now early in the afternoon, so that
it could be easily reached before night
fall. So we set forward, and when we
halted the sun was still an hour high.
the sounds of
cases, of men
hoofs, and, in several
moving about, but we
coual see notning ot tnem, and no
further shot was fired , within our hear
iucr durincr tliat watch. We remained
ou tue aiert until near morning, wnen
wo mounted our horses to ride awav,
certain that if the redskins found out
how few we were they would make a
rush for us; but when we came to j
mount we found our number was re
duced to three. An examination proved
that the fourth had been killed and
taken away, while the dead bodies of the
Indians themselves had been stealthily
removed during the darkness.
Galloping a short distance up the
gulch, whom should we meet but old
Bill Leggett, on his mustang, riding
towards us at an easy canter. Leading
us up out of the gulch to the prairie
above, he pointed to two dead bodies in
the grass. .
" You heerd my gun twict in the
night, didn't ye?" he asked. We replied
that wo did, and were afraid it boded ill
to tho caravan. " They're all right," he
in circulation at Halifax of
committed two years
ago which has only now come to light by
the confession of a sailor named Green
wood. The j schooner Mary E. Jones
sailed from Clyde river, Shelburne "coun
ty, for Boston, and two sisters named
Sutherland flrere passengers. Shortly
after sailing the two women were brutal
ly outraged by the captain and the crew,
except one man, who now tells the story.
They were then killed, and the bodies
thrown overboard. The crew afterward
landed in their boats on the coast, and
the vessel met with heavy
was thrown on her beam
ends, and the young women drowned in
the cabin, but the vessel subsequently
Barrington bay, when tho
reported that
weather and
drifted into
ueckloau was still on and tnere was no
appearance of her having been on her
beam ends, and no bodies were found in
the cabin. The captain's name is Swain,
and he is now bound to a New Brunswick
port, where he will be arrested on his
77te HViy to Hitch I j a Team.
Always get the lines undone, and in
shape to pick them up any time before
hooking the! tugs. Some people put up
the neck yoke the first thing, and then
hook the tugs before taking, down tho
lines. Then if a team start they have no
control over, them whatever.
In unhitching, the tugs should be un
hooked the first thing. Never throw the
lines off. one each side oi tne team, as
you would have no control of them.
Let them lay in the watron till you do
them up, when everything will be safe.
A Utile thought in regard to such things
might save a sad accident sometimes.
presence the celebration of the centennary
of our independence. But this was not
to be. All that remains of Horace Bin
ney is the memory . of a blameless, an
honored and a useful life. He belonged
to the far past, representing its patriot
ism and its glory. It will be well for
U3 in this sad time, with the degradation
which lias fallen upon so much of our
social and political life, if wo cherish
well the lessons of such a career and
imitate the virtues of the age in which
he flourished and of the great men with
whom he labored to strengthen the
foundation of the republic. X. V.
Herald. $
Protection Frotn Ilatcks. '
In the Southern Cultivator we find
the following suggestive hints for the
protection of chickens from hawks :
Several years ago I settled in the woods,
with swamps on every side except the
south. For several successive springs
the oak stumps in the yard. put out
their annual sprouts, which soon reached
the height of several feet. The hawks
invariably caught all of my young chicks
until the yard became sprouted in the
spring ; ' after this they generally quit.
I think several literally starved to death
in a vain effort to catch my chickens ;
one, at least, came every day for a
month, and failed every, time. The best
plan that I know of is to have a large
yard say two acres ; sow the whole of
it in rye in the fall, skipping the paths.
Check your industrious wife, and do
hot let her set the hens too early. The
green rye draws numerous insects hav
ing a delicious flavor to the palate of
poultry. The matured rye they dearly
love. The hawk is not very fond of
going like a bullet through - anything
that tangles his legs, and while he is
combating with the rye, the hen is on
her back dealing motherly blows, and
the little chicks are. using their instinct ;
wife is screaming, and the landlord is in
full trot with his old musket cocked.
The hawk soon learns that the game is
not worth the candle. If flowers are not
wanted, sow the balance of the yard in
rye. If the yard is stocked with fruit
trues, sow about two-thirds of the space
between the tree rows.
denuded of its timler the irrowth becran
with his lorn, ur presence ot the crow, to their 8iowiy but surely to upraise ijaelf.
utter amazement, lifted the bell and car
ried it to the opposite side of the boat.
When the captain returned he asked
how that had been accomplished, and
when Gardner laughingly remarked tliat
he carried it there, the former gave him
the lie, and as one word brought on an
other, he presently struck Tom in the
face. This was too much, aud for the
first time in his life the strong man gave
blow for blow ; but one buffet was suffi
cient. The captain never spoke again,
killed dead on the instant. Tom made
his escape, went West, and has never
been heard of since.
Talking Like Mamma.
How many parents realize that chil
dren aro but mirrors, inasmuch as they
reflect tho doings and sayings of their
elders: - - '
"Jack!" screarped a bright-eyed,
golden-haired, fair-faced little girl of net
more than six summers, to her younger
brother, who had dumped himself under
the wall, where ho was digging sand
with a strip of shingle. "Jack, yon
ffood-for-nothincr little scamp, you are
And just as tho theory has come to be
fully accepted and acted upon, down
came the floods over all the region that
ought, under the theory, to be an arid,
rainless desert, and the theory comes to
naught. Along the shores of the Ohio,
where the fields have been" ruthlessly
cleared, aud in Colorado and Wyoming,
where there have been no trees in the
memory of man, there has been the same
universal down-pour, and the man of
science who should now traverse these
regions with tho homilies for the farm
t rs on the inadvisability of tree-cutting
would find but scanty audiences.
And yet it is to be hoped the theory will
not be lightly abandoned. There were
so many facts that seemed to justify it,
and the tree-planting to which it gave
rise was really so beneficial, in any view,
that no harm can be done by clinging
to it a little longer. It may be that the
guaranteeing in their circulars to M ti.l
him cne for his services in collecting
Po-tmastcr James bus x?c ting that tho
company's operations were a repetition
of the schemes of It. J. Mulligan k On,
and J. Thompson, llanna Jk Co., dirccied
that their post-office Ikix nhould 1j
closed, and that no registered letters
should bo delivered to them until they
had identified themselves as required by
the postal laws. A letter of rrmonHtrRiicu
with the printed heading, "IIojkj
Manufacturing Company, manufacturer!
of sewing machines, materials, rubber
good, and novelties of every descrip
tion," was sent to the rxNttmaKter. It
was singed J. Thommon, treasurer of
the company, 137 Bowery. Detective
Dunn made a visit to 137 Bowery, but
(ailed to find any J. Thompson, lie re
ported that the place was over a ftovo
store, and that Mr. Marks, the proprie
tor, professed to have authority to sign
for letters and packages for Thompson.
The detective, therefore, reported that
ho thought tho Hope Company a myth.
This week the Rev. Mr. Prather wrote
to Postmaster James that his wifo had
received a toy sewing machine in return
for tho ten dollars he had mailed tho
company, and as tho toy machine was
worth not more than fif ij cents ho
thought that tho interests of juMice de
manded the company hhould be proHccu
ted. The last letter from J. Thompson to
tho postmaster announced the Hopo
Company's regret at not being able to .
identify themselves to his autisfactiuu.
The writer added that as the company
had been placed in a false position and
accused of using the mails, it had de
cided to suspend business an the easiest
way out of its troubles.
A Fortunate Lieutenant.
United States Senator Stewart's son-in-law,
Lieut. Hooker, is one of thon
men who, the Hindoos would say, if
they fell into the Ganges, would come up.
with a fi&h in his mouth. Aside from
the dowry which his bride received he U
offered six months' leave of absence
season is an exceptional one, that Jupiter I from official duties, with the privilege of
or Mars is wreaking his spite upon us, I joining ins latuer-in-law in lu mining
or that the absence of "Old probabili
ties " from his post at Washington has
something to do with tho unusual fall of
water. Let the theory have another
speculations, and if he likes the busine.
or, rather, if fortune emilcs upon him
with golden favor, he has the promise of
six additional months, in order to make
the torment of. my life ! Come right into I chance and let the tree planting go on. I assurance doubly aure, and then, if ho
the house this, minute, or I'll take the
very hide ofTn you! Come in, I say !"
" Why, Totty," exclaimed her father,
who chanced to come up at that memont:
" what in the world are you saying ? Is
that the way you talk to your little
brother !"
" Oh, no, papa," answered the little
child, promptly and with an innocent
smile. " We was playing keep house,
and I am Jack's mamma and I was talk
incr to him iust as mrmma talked to me
this morning. I never really rpank him,
as rnqmmA does me sometimes."
Tho most cutting remarks are made by
the bluntest men.
The Reason.
A female teacher in Rhode Island
writes as follows to tho Xcic England
Journal of Education in regard to her
seventeen years' teaching and remuner
ation : My salary has increased from
S1 per year, lor tne nrst year oi my
teaching, to $400 a year for the last two
years only. Now permit me to aik, how
far. toward supporting this mortal body
will $400 go, if the female teacher de
votes her time when at home to mental
mprovexnent and rest f
Irish Stew.
After the best end of a neck of mutton
has been used for roat or cutlets, take
the scrag and cut it up, and the ends of
the cutlets cut up in small pieces; the
bones must not be broken. Put one
pound of meat to two pounds of good
old potatoes peeled and cut in pieces,
onions, tapper and salt, and a little
water in a covered saucepan. When
half done add a few whole potatoes, and
by the time these are quite cooked all
the water should be absorbed, and the
ingredients well amalgamated, and no
gravy apparent. It is beit served in a
deep dish.
chooses, he can resign from Uncle Sam's
service. With such prtwpecW succetui
cannot fail to bo in kindly waiting to
continue him in the pleasant paths which
have been, so far through life, devoid of
thorns and stumbling stonos.
Heavt Raps-Fali. The amount of
rain which fell in one day in August, in
the territory with New York as a center
and Philadelphia, New Lrradon and
Allany a the limit, to equivalent to
that of the two month of May and June
together, while the firt twelve days of
the month of August sbo-v a higher re
sult than thai of the entire thirty-one
days of July preceding.
The FJTeet of Emotion.
It is related by Sprcugtl, in hU
" Gcachichte der Arzneikinde," that tho
Arabian physicians sometimes relied
with great succetoi on moral means for
curing tlinesjse, of which the folio ing
is a striking instance: One of Ilarouu
Al-Raschid's wives suffered from paraly
sis of both arms. Dachibrailthe court
pnyaician, lnuaceu tne c-uipn to sum
mon all the leading nobles to a Urgj
hall izvhis palace, and then introduced
tha lady to the assembled multitude.
Without a word of preface he raised her
yeO, when feelings of tdiaxne and fear
restored strength to the palsied arm..
Tho lady hantily threw her veil down
again, and was cured from that hour.
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