North Carolina Newspapers

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GEO. S. 13A.KETI, Editor and Proprietor.
TERMS : S2.00 per Annum.
VOL. IV.
LOUISBURG, N. C. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1875.
NCT. 50.
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Some-Fift'u
4 Borne day.'' we say, nv. tnj our rye
Toward tbo fair hi'la of Paradiue.
Home day, e.ome time, a ewfrct ne v rent
Bhall bloHHom, fl ower-like, in each breas.
Rome tim?,.Bome day. our eye hhtll &ee
The face k"pt in memory.
Borne day their hand Bhall clanp our hands
Just over in the morning lands.
Some day onr ears Bhall hear the song
Of triumph over sio and wrong.
Borne day, Home time, but oh ! not yet,
But we tball wait and not forget
That some day all theee things shall be,
And reat be given to you and me.
Bo wait, my friend, though years move slow,
The happy time will come we know.
A.STOItY FllOJft A WHALES.
44 Chips," whom I knew formonthsby
r.o other name, -was carpenter of the
have seen him long before had not his
white, bush-like spout been loat in the
angry whiteness that was fast spreading
over the sea.
For a moment all eyes were fastened
on the long body, like a great, black
tube, over which the waves washed.
Every face was wonder stricken at the
immense size of the whale. Capt. Gif-
tious as old Kanaka Joe; and be an
swered: "I can't help jit. It did seem that I
heard that whisper, and so plain was it
that I nearly dropped the wheel in ter
Another shout from the sea cut off
further talk, and we soon had two more
boats at the davits. The absent one was
in umps che-t. it was addressed to a
woman, with the name and number of a
Cambridge street. I found the place a
small frame house, with lots of Chips
handiwork around it. His mother met
me at the door, an old, white-haired
woman, She seemed to have been wait
ing and watching for somebody. A few
words told the whole story. The letter 1
A Year Ago and oc.
They lingered at the gate until he
could finish that last remark, and she
toyed with her fan. while her eves were
looking down from beneath a jaunty hat,
that only partially shaded her face fiom
the light of the silvery moon.
He stood gracefully on the outside,
with one hand rested on the gatepost and
LITTLE CHARLEY BOSS,
The letter m which htm Father Ite
eetred firmm the Ily'm Kidnapper.
At the trial of Westervelt in Phila
delphia there were offered in evidence j which shows what a big country this L".
the twentyfour letters which Mr. Ross sunshine
received from the kidnappers of little . . , . , m . nmnnM.i hn
u J 11 a m
Item of Imteremt,
There are miles enough, of railroad
in the United States to go three times
around the world, and yet there are not
enough to go once around among u.
foTd had! been examining him through a I Mr. Joseph's; and we knew that through was for her, and she read it over the I the other tracing unintelligible hiero-
whaler Gazelle, of New Bedford. He
was twenty-three years old, six feet high,
and strong as an oak tree.
He was the favorite of the ship and.
no wonder. He was tender and gentle,
perhaps because he was strong ; he was
peaceful, because he was powerf uL And
the soft word that tumeth away wrath,
with the gentle hand to soothe a suffer
er, is often needed in the whale-fisheries.
Most of the foremost' hands of the
Gazelle were rough Portuguese lads,
from the western islands, on their first
voyage. They were treated with coarse
contempt by a few American seamen and
lry tho officers. The only 44 white man "
--03 the Yankee sailor loves to call him
selfwho was kind and patient with the
xnde-boys, was Chips ; and he was never
tired of showing or teaching them some
thing of what he knew. He was one of
thoso unselfish fellows who do not be
lievo in keeping knowledge to them
selves.. He had never been to sea be
fore ; but, during the first two years of
his voyage, he had attended to so many
thiug.s besides his own easy worlc thathe
was looked on as ono of the best and
coolest whalemen aboard. 'Although ex-
empted from standing watch he had
insisted on doing so from the first day
out. At night, if the weather was good,
ho would sit on the main hatch, in the
canter of a ring of Portuguese lads, and
with wonderful patience teach them to
make splices and knots, and to speak
English, lie never tired of doing this
or any other kindly thing for them. In
tho daytime, if there were work for him
nt. his trade, ho still had them around
him, explaining everything as he sawed
or planed, just as if he wished to make
them as good carpenters as he was him
self. On Sunday, when every ono brought
his letters and pictures on deck, Chips
showed tho only signs of isolation he
ever gave. He was the only one on
board except myself who had neither
pictures nor letters neither face nor
word to remind him of home. When the
ship touched at some port with a post
oflico, arid every one else ran for his let-
glass, which he handed in turn to each
of his officers. 44 What do you say, Mr.
Hussey ?" he inquired of the first mate,
who glanced at the setting sun and an
swered : " Go down, sir ; we can do
it."
44 Mr. Joseph !" and the captain turn
ed to the second mate, an old Portu
guese of extraordinary size, and perhaps
the most famous whaleman alive. ,
44 Go down, sir, if we want to get that
fellow; well never see him again."
The two other officers were younger
thick and thin he would hold on to the
whale. It was hours before we found
him; and when
letter of her only boy, asking forgive-1 irlvphics on the panels. They were look
ness for his one great and only disobe-1 ing very sentimental, and neither spoke
men, and of the same mind. There was
tern. QUips remained aboard he knew
tlrero -was none for him. In one of the
boy's albums he found the picture of an
old, white-haired woman the lad's
mother and every Sunday after he ask
ed for that album, and always gave it
back when he had turned r to that pic
ture.
, ' The Gazelle had been cruising for
three months a few hundred miles off
thtooast of western Australia the great
penal colony of England and during
that time had not fallen in with a single
sperm whale. One raw afternoon, with
a harsh breeze and a rising sea, at last
we heard the long, sing-song cry, from
tho mast-head: 44 He blows! ther ee
bio o ws I" Four times, at regular
intervals of about forty seconds, the cry
waff repeated ; and then we knew it was
a sperm whale. .
It was five in the. evening when the
first cry was heard, and the sun went
down at. half past six with scarcely five
minutes a of- twilight. As a rule, on
board American whalers, when whales
are seen late iu the evening, the boats
are not snt down.' unless the course of
tho whales and the speed of their travel
are carefully noted. When on a course "
a school of sperm- whales will move at
tho rate of about 'six miles an hour ;
whpn feeding " they keep on the same
"ground, " not moving more than a few
miles a day. When seen late in thy
oriouiug, the ship is steered during the
night according to the observations, and
often finds the school in sight in the
morning, when the boats are at once
sent down. :
This course was not followed on the
evening in question. It was not a
school we saw, but a 44 lone whale," and
one of extraordinary size. The night
promised to be a rough one, and the
whale's motions were strangely irregular,
as if he had lost himself in an unknown
i . ..
sea. .
There is something solemn and mys
terious in the sight of 44 lone whales,"
and marvelous superstitions are current
among whalemen respecting them.
Through spending year after year on the
great waters, whalers become more im
pressionable to supernatural things than
other, seamen ; and long observation of
the shoals or schools of the vast creatures
thev pursue tends . to fill them with
amazement and avre- when they meet
with a solitary leviathan, who has aban
doned" all fellowship with his kind, who
lives by his own law lonely, mighty and
terrible !
Soon after the cry from aloft we saw
' . tho whale from the deck, only a short
distance from the ship, and we might
no time lost in further consultation.
44 Swing the boats !" .shouted the old
man.
The lines and irons had already been
thrown in by the crews. A ' heave oh I"
and a straining sound, and in one min
ute the four boats struck the water, and
the men were settled on the thwarts
with the long pars out.
The sun was low, and large, and red,
and the whole western sea and sky were
magnificent in crimson, and gold, and
black. The picture was one of the
finest I ever saw. The rising sea was
jet black, except where it was bloody ;
a broad road of crimson shimmered from
the ship to tho sun ; the long body of the
whale, even blacker than the sea, was
plainly seen in the ruddy glare ; and life
was added to the immense scene by the
four white specks the whaleboats
closing to a point as they drew near the
motionless monster. -
: It was not until the boats had left the
ship that we realized how threatening
was the weather. Every moment the
seas came wilder and heavier against the
vessel. Only now and again, as they
were ' lifted on a sea, could we catch
sierht of the brave little boats. The
breeze grew stronger every minute, and
before the first boat neared the whale,
was whistling through the rigging in the
wild way that tells of a coming gale.
The captain regretted the lowering of
the boats, and soon signaled them to re
turn. But the men were excited, and
refused to see the signals. Filled to the
gunwale, the seas lashing over them
every moment, on they went where only
a thing so nearly perfect as a whaleboat
could keep afloat. As the first boat
swung round to run down to windward
on the whale the red sun stood fairly on
the black field of ocean.
Talk about the bravery of soldiers in
battle, or of men ashore in any enter
prise you please, what is it to the bravery
of such a deed as this? A thousand miles
from land, six men in a twenty-eight-
foot shell, coolly going down in a stormy
sea to do battle with the mightiest cre
ated animal ! It is the extreme of
human coolness and courage, because it
13 the extreme of danger. The soldier
faces one peril the" bullet. Tho whale
man, in such a case as this, has three
mighty enemies to fight: the sea, the
gale, and the whale.
We saw theharpoonerof each boat stand
up as they came within heaving distance
and send in his two irons. All tho boats
were fast before tho monster seemed to
feel the first blow. Thea came the fight
the cruel and unnatural fight between
vast power and cunning skill. The
black water was churned white as the
flukes struck out in rage and agony
The sun disappeared, and the gala,
screamed wilder m the rigging. t ,We
couli no longer see the boats from
the ship. The few men on board
clewed up the light sail and took a reef
in the topsails, and by1 this time the
night was dark as pitch and the gale had lived.
win -inftil ana nowieu ltseu ixiwj uiu.ii- i umes
4.
cane.
- . . i ' . . .
Tt Triva fpiarfiil to think of tne lour
we did he refused to cut
his line from the carcass. The captain
cried to him that he could not hold the
whale in such a sea. But the old whale
man shouted back: ' He's a hundred
an' fifty-barreler; and, if you don't take
the line aboard, we'll stick to him in the
boat !
Soon after, as the gale was moderating,
the line was taken in, passing through a
strong iron brace, screwed on to the
starboard rail just forward oi the gang
way amidshipsj from which it was taken
back and made fast to the windlass-bitts
at the foot of the mainmast, it was a
new line, of stout Manila hemp, and its
strength was put to a fearful test. A
hundred fathoms astern of the ship it
held the monster carcass; and, as the
vessel rolled heavily to the sea, the
strain on the jine was terrific. Stand
ing forward of it, 1 laid my hand on
the line as the strain came, and I felt it
stretch and contract like a rope of India-
rubber.
Mr. Joseph's boat had come alongside,
and the captain, standing on the star
board rail, was shouting to him through
a trumpet. Tho line from the whale,
passing from astern to the brace forward,
and back to the bitts amidships, made
an acute angle, inside which the captain
was standing. 1 saw and noted this as
I passed forward, and I noticed also, in
tho dark, a tall man, who seemed to bo
leaning against the line. 44 1 hope he's
forward of it,'f I said to myself as I went
on with what I was about.
I had not taken six steps from the
spot when I knew that something strange
hftd occurred.' The ship steadied, as if
the wind had ceased. I heard no sound
greater than the storm; but, instead, I
seemed to hear a stillness. I ran amid
ships and grasped for the line. It was
gone! A rush to the rail, and all was
clear. The strain had torn out the
brace. The mighty pull of the whale
astern had jerked the line straight, like
the cord of a gigantic bow, and the cap
tain, who had been standing on the rail,
had been struck by the flying rope and
thrown senseless far into the sea.
All this had been seen by the men in
the boat before any one on board had
realized the affair. In less than a min
ute the cry ; of 44 Saved!" reached us
from Mr. Joseph ; and, in a shorter
dience and, as she read, the white head
bent lower and lower till it met the thin
hands : and I turned and left the little
room I had darkened with all its poor
ornaments worthless now and, as I
walked toward Boston, I could not help
thinking that God's ways are often woe
fully far from being our ways. Apple-1
ton's Journal.
Trapping an Audienee.
Some years ago an eccentric genius,
Rev. Thomas P. Hunt, used to give tem
perance lectures. One night he an
nounced that he would lecture in Easton,
Pa. Now, temperance was not in favor
among the male portion of that berg.
The women, however, were all in for the
44 pledge," and consequently, on Hunt's
first night, not a man showed himself in ever take your place in my heart.
for some minutes, until she broke silence
in a sweet, musical voice :
And you will always think as you do
now, George !"
44 Ever, dearest; your image is im
pressed upon my heart so indelibly that
nothing can ever efface it. Tell me,
Julia, loveliest of your sex, that I have a
right to wear it there."
44 Oh, you men are so deceitful, she
answered, coquettishly.
True, Julia, men are deceitful," he
said, drawing a little nearer to her and
insinuating himself inside the gate,
44 but who, darling, could deceive you?"
"And if I were to die, George,
wouldn't you find some one else you
could love as well t"
44 Never, never. No woman could
Charley Rosa. The counsel for the de
fense made strenuous but unsuccessful
exertions to keep the letters from being
placed in the hands of the jury. The
letters were then offered in evidence,
and afterward Mr. Hagert read them
aloud to the jury. The court room was
crowded at the time, and the most in
tense interest was manifested throughout
the reading. This was the first time the
contents of the letters have been made
public. For cold-blooded assuranoe
they excel anything of a similar nature,
and it is no wonder they caused Mr.
Ross four months illness. During the
reading Westervelt listened intently.
The handwriting was rough, the ortho
graphy very bad no doubt purposely
so, as the composition of the letters was
at times good. lhe first letter was
dated July 3, and was received twelve
spectacles. 44 Change the color of my
snecUcles! said the veteran. " ua,
no! France would be agitated for a.
month.
Mrs. Bloomer, the woman who U chiefly
known to the world by the name she has
given to a certain stjle of woman's
dress, still lives at Council Bluffs, Iowa, .
is on the shady side of fifty, and wears
long skirts.
It appears by the last report or Uio
board of trade of Great Britain that tho
United States supply about sixty per
cent of all the wheat and flour con
sumed in the British isles above tho
home production.
The man who spoke of the Indians as
a dying race should immigrate. In 1 S6 1
they cost tho United State ?2,C2J,970.U7 ;
last year $3,032,752.93 was required to
Either the funeral ex-
the hall. The benches were pretty well
filled with women, though, and Hunt
commenced; but instead of temperance,
he put them through on the vanities of
dress, etc. They wore great stuffed
feather sleeves then. They the sleeves
caught it, then their tight lacing, and
soon through the whole catalogue of fe
male follies: not a word about temper
ance. -And the ladies went home hop
ping mad, told their husbands about it,
and voted old Hunt down to the lowest
pitch.
He had announced that he would lec
ture at the same place the next night.
Long before the time appointed they
commenced to come in, and when Hunt
hobbled down the aisle, the building was
comfortably well filled with men. The
old fellow looked about, chuckled and
muttered: . 44 Hog3, I've got you now I"
After the crowd had got quiet a little
the lecturer said:
44 Friends, you wanted to know what
I meant by saying, 44 Hogs, I've got you
now," and I will tell you. Out West, the
hogs run wild; and when folks get out
of meat they catch a young pig, put a
strap around his body, and hitch him to
a young sapling that will just swing him
from the ground nicely. Of course he
squeals and raises a rumpus, when all the
old hogs gather around to seo what's the
matter, and they shoot them at their
leisure. Last night I hung a pig up; I
hurt it a little, and it squealed. The old
hogs have turned out to-night to see the
44 Oh, quit now ! That ain't right,"
she murmured, as she made a feint to
remove hi arm from around her waist.
44 Let me hold you to my heart," he
whispered.passionately, 44 until yon have
consented to be mine," and he drew her
nearer to him and held her tightly until
he obtained the coveted boon. ,
It seemed but yesterday since our
weary footsteps interrupted that touch
ing little scene, but when we passed
near tho same locality at an early in the
morning, ere the moon and stars had
paled, and heard a gentle voice exclaim :
4 4 No, sir ; you've stayed out this long,
and you may just as well make a night
of it. I'll teach you to stay at the lodge
until three o'clock in the morning, and
then come fooling around my door to
worry me and wake the baby. Now take
that and sleep on it."
It seems but yesterday, that little
scene at the gate, but when we accident-
An-v aftpr ihn Imv wan stolen- It eon- I support them.
tains the following: 44 We is got him, pensoa are inconceivably high or tho man
no power on earth can get him out of erred.
our hands. If any approach is made to kind gentleman prevented some
our hiding-place, this is a signal for an- boys from stoning a pigeon fastened by
nihilation." The second letter, dated the lee. and extricated it with much
July 6, says : 44 We set God, man, and
devil at defiance. If you love monef
more than the child we will make an ex
ample of your child." In the letter of
July 1G the kidnappers say r 44 If you
. a 1
give us the money you get your cuua
alive; if not, dead. If detectives ap
proach our hiding-placo the child will be
killed."
A letter dated Philadelphia, July 7,
tells Mr. Boss 44 to let them know as
soon as he is ready" whether he will pay
1.000 as a ransom, in good money. He
is out of the power of every human
being to detect him. Tell them to offer
$100,000 reward for the abductors and
see if it will bring them. His blood will
be upon your head, and not ours." The
kidnappers, under date of the 9th of
July, say:44 We is set our price we ask
no more, we take no less. It cost $1,000
trouble, putting it U?ndorly into Ln
bosom. Tho next day he remarked that
it made a much nicer pio than he ex
pected. Here is a puff of an advertiser by an
editor: 44 Mr. distinguished
decorative painter (seo -advcrtiing
column), informs his patrons that his
imitation of hard wood is superior to
the natural articloj the latter, for in
stance, being yellow oak, hU yellow
oker."
A little girl came into our house ono
day, and some apple-parings lay on a
plate on the table. After sitting a
while, she said: 44 1 smell apples."
44 Yes," I replied, 44 1 guess you smell
these apple-parings on the plate." 44 No,
no," said she, 44 'taint them I smell ; I
smell whole apples."
A woman in New Orleans and her
allv became a witness to thislatter scene,
wo remembered it had been longer. to prepare this work, and we have him daughter, girl of eighteen, having
in a place where no one can approach I been severely burnt by an explosion of
Waiting to be Swindled. without the siirnaL" By the 13th of n; hiu fillinff lamn. have recovered
Whenever a person who has been en-1 July tho men became bolder, and said I $it250 damages in the supremo court
sratred in some swindling operation I that 44 the whole detective forco com- I from the Sentotian oil company. This
through the mail is arrested, says Orange bined could not get one oi us. A letter
Judd, his letters, not being called for, of Jnly 15 says that a visit to tho boy re
are sent to the dead-letter office, and vealed the fact that ho was in good
then the noet-office authorities have a health and that his hair liad not been
fun, and I'll roast you," and so he did,
time than can be imagined by a lands- pitching into their favorite vice with a
man, the Doat was dangling at tne uav
its, and the injured commander was be
ing cared for in the cabin.
Hard mbbing and rum are the potent
remedies on a whaler; amd by dint of
these the captain opened his eyes in a
quarter of an hour. He had been
stunned, but not seriously injured.
He was amazed at first seeing the mate
and mvself standine over him with a
rum bottle. But without a word - he re
alized .the situation.
44 How is the weather?" he asked.
44 The wind has gone down," said Mr.
Joseph. 44 We're under foresail, jib and
reefed topsails, and running right away
from tho whale."
44 Gone?" said the old man.
44 Gone," answered Mr. Joseph, rue
fully. 44 Stanchion dragged, and the
line parted, and eight thousand dollars
i. :n i
we uii wimuLiii hu uwuci.
44 Tell Cliips to see to that broken
rail," said the captain, closing his eyes,
drowsily. 4 Ay, ay, sir," said the old
second mate as he stamped on deck.
I heard f him stop at the after hatch,
where the boat steerers and carpenter
and call 44 Chips" two or three
At last there was an answer, in
another voice not Chips' ; then a sound
relish and a gusto.
chance to see to what extent this kind of cut off, while a later letter rays that it is
correspondence is carried, and those at probable the clothing he had on when
the dead-letter office can know who are J he was stolen has been destroyed, that
the foolish victims. It appears from the boy's hair has been cut short, and
these facts, and other evidence, that no that he has been put in girl s clothes,
scheme can be started, so absurd or im-1 Tho first letter in regard to his a p pear-
probable upon the face okit, but a large ance mentions the fact that any arrests
Milling off Xetcspaper.
An effort is being made to drive busi
ness from the Bulletin and Call, two
newspapers in San Francisco, and thus
cripple them, on account of the stand
they took towards the Bank of Califor
nia and its president, Ralston. Similar
movements are not uncommon in Cali
fornia. Indeed, the rise and success of
the Bulletin are due to a popular de
monstration which ruined in one day
number are ready to catch at the bait.
Let one advertise thathe can for ten dol
lars make a return of one hundred dol
lars or more, the remittances will begin
to flow in. The readiness to believe
whatever appears in print, and to trust
the representations of absolute stran
gers, is perfectly astonishing. The old
saying that the 44 people want to be hum
bugged " is iu a great measuro true, and
it is a melancholy phase of human nature
that there should be alwavs alaree uum- that will be our loss, and you will have
the leading daily paper published at the ber of persons ready and waiting for any your boy returned. In a letter ol July
time on the Pacific coast. In 1856, and swindle that may bo ottered. All uie
for years before, there was no more ably forms of insanity have not yet been
rmrlnrfp.rL nmsuerons or popular I studied, and in our opinion the morbid
journal published in California than the desire to try every new quack medicine,
San Francisco Herald. It enjoyed the or to invest in improbable schemec, are
confidence and respect of all classes of as much forms of mental disease, as
the community, and no one doubted that kleptomania. When some new swindle
it was destined to retain its high posi- is offered, there are a few not so far gone
is a timely warning to tho innumerablo
manufacturers of 44non-losivo " ex
plosive oils.
A charity patient in a Baltimoro hos
pital was recently searched and moro
than four thousand dollars in money was
found in the old clothes he wore, and ho
is an owner of two farms near tho city.
He had been living by leggary, or by
sponging upon the proprietors of cheap
boarding houses, and now thirty of his
small creditors have turned up.
The head cook of a Saratoga hotel, a
giant in size, receives $2,500 for the soa
son, or at the rate of $1,000 a month,
yet it is not considered a large salary.
He lias thirty-two cooks and ossiAlanU
under him, and is responsible only to
the steward, who is autocrat over 212
waiters, fifty laundry women, thirty-two
cooks and assistants, and a constabulary
of storekeepers, contractors for supplies
and runners.
23, the idea of Mr. purcell, of New It is said that thero are tricks in all
York, offering to pay the $20,000 ransom trades, and agriculture is no exception.
that 44 will be made will be of innocent
parties whom wo do not care about,"
and that ,4if one of us should bo taken
into custody the boy will be killed in
three hours." On July 18 the kidnap
pers say that the money would never be
solicited the second time, and that Mr.
Ross did a wise thing in not giving thoee
letters to the press. From Philadelphia,
July 24, the abductors say:
send the money, and we don't
44 If you
get it.
of hurried feet on deck, a shout down
small boats out in such a sea as was then the forecastle, and a shout back in au-
w W nn thfi shir had to cling: swer. inere was no v,mps mere.
1 UUUiugi . JL
to the' rail or the rigging ; the terrible
strength of the waves swept the heavy
vessel about like a cork. I saw the cap
tain's face a moment as he passed the
binnacle-lamp, and it was absolutely de
formed with grief and terror not for
himself, brave old sailor ! but for his
boys in the boats.
44 Who's at the wheel?" he shouted ;
44 send a steady man to the wheel ?"
.i Ay, ay, sir !" answered a deep, quiet
voice ;. 44 I've got the wheel."
. That was Chips, and I walked aft to
be near him. , Just then a long hail came
through the darkness, and we saw the
flash of a boat's lantern, on the lee
quarter. In a minute more a line was
flung 'aboard, and we soon had one
crew safe on deck. It was tne mate'a
boat. .
44 Where" are the others? ' was the
first question.
44 Fast to the whale, was the answer ;
44 and there are no lanterns on the boats."
One of the men from the boat relieved
Chips at the wheeL; and went forward
to rig lanterns at the fore and main tope.
When this was done we stood together
on tne iorecastie, loosing ana listen
ing for the boats. Suddenly he turned
to me and said : ,
We're coiner to lose some one to
night. ' While I was at the wheel fcit
seemed as if something whispered in my ,
ear that we were going to lose one man
to-night"
I said he was growing as supersti-
Two minutes after, a heavy foot came
aft to the cabin stairs, and Mr. Joseph,
with a white face, entered.
I knew what he had to tell. I knew
now just as if I had seen all who the
man "was whom I had seen leaning
against the line. ,
The captain looked at the second
mate. I
44 Chips is gone, sir," said the old
sailor,with a tremor in his rough voice;
44 Chips was knocked over by the line,
tion for an almost unlimited period.
Tho vigilance committee was" formed in
San Francisco in 1856. It originated in
the indignation of the people at the
assassination of the editor of the Bulletin
as he was leaving his office in broad day
light by a miserable man, who had been
cruelly and persistently assailed in his
personal relations by the editor of the
Bulletin. It was proposed to" take the
life of the culprit without the forms of
law, and the Bulletin passionately advo
cated this course. The Herald insisted
that law and order should be maintained,
and that the established courts should
be allowed to deal with the assassin. The
vigilance committee would not listen to
this counsel. Its executive committee
met and resolved that all patronage
should be withdrawn from the offending
journal. In a few hours the Herald
lost all its advertisers and subscribers,
and in a short time ceased to exist. The
Bulletin became the favorite, and was
with the disease, but they have sufficient
caution left to lead them to inquire as
to its character, but for one who does
this, hundreds walk straight into the
trap.
is ridiculed, and the writer says he
would not treat with him if it was for a
million ; about that time an order had
Iran civen to search the houses in
Philadelphia, but the kidnappers told
Mr. Ross that it would do no good, as
Charley was not in thai city.
A letter dated July 30, from Philadel
phia, directed Mr. Ross to proceed as
far as Albany on the rear platform of a
car with a white valise containing tho
$20,000. 44 You may go 250 miles before
you meet our agent, and may only go
ono mile." said the letter. Oa the 1st
Some Scotch exhibitors have been de
tected artificially turning np the horns
of their Ayrshire cattle, blowing in air
beneath their shoulders to increasa the
girth around the heart and sewing on
false bushy tails. Others exhibiting
milch cows have been found feeding
them their own milk soon after it was
drawn from them.
William Tell a Jlyth.
The romantic legends which enlivened
the; historical text books of our boyhood pf AugU8t Mr. Ross was told not to flatter Rosa Snooks' acquaintance. Very well.
himself with the idea that the boy had I Miss Rosa Snooltms in the habit of com
ACImpter on Hair.
One of the most curious features
about Saratoga beauty is its womflrfnl
mutability. You have the honor of Miwi
and we've gone four knots since it part- firmly established. It changed hands
many years since, and has long been con
sidered a very valuable property. Its
owners purchased the Call in 1871 at a
very large figure.
ed. I've put her about, and we re run
ning down again."
Thero was dead silence. We all knew
the search was hopeless. No man could
swim in such a sea ; and we had a
thought, though no one spoke it, that
brave, strong Chips had been killed by
the line before he struck the water.
All night we beat about the place sheep in England, more especially the
where we thought it had occurred. The stock imported for slaughtering. The
wind and sea fell, and the moon came method of checking its ravages adopted
out in gi eat beauty to help us in our sad by the government officials is the entire
search. Every man on board staid on slaughter of every tainted herd or flock
deck till the suu rose, and then we look- noon their arrival in port. In one m-
ed far and vainly over the heedless swell stance only three sheep in a cargo of
freonentlv fare but ill at the hands of
modern inquiry; but it is not often that
they suffer so signal and, we may add,
so painful an explosion as the legend of
William Tell has recently suffered from
the researches of the Historical Society
of the old Swiss cantons. The conclu
sions arrived at on this subject by the
learned body in question are thus stated
by the Cologne Gazette : There never
was a Landvogt Gessler nor a William
TelL Tell never refused to lift his hat,
never fired at an apple on his son's head,
although the very crossbow with which
the deed was done is exhibited in Zurich;
he never crossed the lake of Luoen.e in
a tempest of wind and rain ; lie never
boldly jumped upon the Tell platte.
never spoke his speech in the defile at they had Charley.
been placed in an institution, as such ing to rjaratoga every season. Lost
was not the case, and that ho would not year she was the rage on account of her
be given up until the money was forth- beautiful golden tresses. Oh, what a
coming. Letters of August 3 and 4 in- lovely golden hue I bow many melting
form ad Mr. Ross to hare the money glances were cast on them shall I say.
ready at any time, as the agent of hfl wkvt lovely hands smoothed them trem-
men would call, and the money must blingly ? But, wlwther it was smoothnl
not be marked or counterfeit. On the ox not, the fact remains that the hair
21st of August a letter was received was of an exquisite light blond, of that
from New York advising Mr. Ross to a hue which poets have immortalized by
celerate his movements, and telling him calling it golden. Such it was, and it
that he was listening to old women s dwells fresh and fragrant in your
whims and dreams. On August 26 Mr. memory. Next reason you come to
Rosa was informed that his timely answer Saratoga. You see Miss Snooks, but
saved the child's life, and told the father you do not recognize hr. 44 Why,
to ask Walter how the men treated him there is Miss Snooks," a friend says.
. - :i n . f i it .4
in tne carnage w veruy me ic ut
A Malady.
A malady known as the foot
month disease is affectinc: cattle
and
and
Knssnacht. and never shot the Land-
vort. What is more, the inhabitants of
Uri Schwyz and Unterwalden never met
by night on the Ruth.
of the unbroken sea. Chips was dead.
The rough Portuguese lads found it
hard to believe that the kind heart and
atrong liand of their friend was gone for
ever. We all knew that the best man iu
the ship was taken away.
'Tv j years afterwaij,when I found
myself in Boston, I took from my
sacred things a letter, which I had found
fifteen hundred had the disease, yet all
were killed. The effect of this will be
either to stop the supply altogether, or
to vastly increase the price of the ani
mals that pass the ordeal of inspection.
The enhancement of the cost of meat is
a prospect that agitates John Bull all the
more because the grain harvest is defi
cient in Great Britain.
To Egypt.
The Atlanta .(Cl-a.) Herald learns,
from what it regards as trustworty au
thority, that Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
has accepted a thrice-offered appoint
ment from the Khedive to become com
mander in chief of the army of Egypt.
It says that ho is making his prepara
tions to assume the position at an early
day, and that he is to have supreme
control of the army, with a salary of
S25.000 per annum, and the sum of
$100,000 to procure an outfit.
Twenty-ons million of francs have
been so far robscribed in France for the
sufferers by inundation.
Letters afterward followed from Lans
ing Bay, near Troy, N. Y. ; New Haven,
Conn. : New Brunswick. N. J. : and
Newburgh, N. Y. They were all of the
same character, advUing Mr Ross to dis
pense with the sen ices t the detectives;
tellini? him that the S20.000 must be
paid within a certain time or the boy s
life would be taken, as it was a great ex
pense to keep him. Mr. Ross was also
advised to put the boy on exhibition
when he recovered him, as he would
doubtless then get 1 Kick ail the money he I transmogrification is accomplished it
You look at the young lady who is
pointed out to you ; you see a decided
brunette, and you declare, 44 Nonsense!
Miss Snooks' hair is as light as this
lady's is dark. It cannot be she !" But
it is she 1 You have forgotten, my friend,
that women in Saratoga are as change
able as chameleons. To-day they are
fair, to-morrow they are dark ; to-day
they are blondes, to-morrow they are
brunettes. I know quite a rural r of
young belles whe were brunettes last
season and are blondes this ; and rice
rer$a. How this marvelous and rapid
had expended.
New London luw the largest wharf in
the United HUte. It U 1.151 feet long
and 200 and 250 feet vide; hat twenty
feet depth of water, and covers nearly
six acres; the walls are a--lid btono work,
with filling in of gravt L
would be indelicate for me to say. Next
season they will, probably, return to
their color of two years ago. This
seems very odd ; but, as the human
heart craves variety, and as I think it
rather tiresome for a woman to have tho
same color of hair all the time, it is, no
doubt, very nice, very !
    

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