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Tlie Edinbnrg Reded) Yot April tjoiitains
an elbqaent ealogy on General Robert E;
Lee which be has been looke4 focJwith
much interest, as the' ahnouueement M as
make several weeks ago that it would ap
pear in the next issue cf that periodicaL
' '1, shontd lie- a. matter .'of prido : to Jtu
people f ihj boath to ee the ditinguisb
ed leader bf their armies so justly estima
ted for his noble qualities, purity of cbar
acter.pre-emintnt military skill and matel
less heroism. K : " . . .,
Passion and pnjudice may obscure for
a while the brightness of the fame won by
our mailitary tbieltains in the war for
Southern independence ; bnt the impart
tial pen of; history will 'yet do- justice to
their memories and write their names Jn
undying lustre by the - aide of the heroes
of otbe-r nafjous .and of other ages;, who
have Earned iinmortaMty. in story, and in
song -by 'the exhibition ' of those qualities
that challenge the admiration of mankind.
v The extract below gives a description of
the interview between General liee and
Stonewall Jackson dnring the battle of
"A" few minutes more and the gallant
soldier himself appeared on the scene aud
rode up to greet Lee by Longstreet's men,
already vetrans enough in war to under
stand what bis coming . meant. Nething
it has been said, of this first meeting of
these great soldiers on the battle-field
could be in more striking contrast than
the appearance and manner of the
two. Handsome in face aud figure, finely
mounted, a graceful rider, calin-visaged,
carefully dressed, Lee presented the beu
ideal 01 the cotnmauder whose outward
bearing captivates the soildier's eye. Hi
famous lieutenant rode apparently by
choice, an ilNgroomed," rawboued horse,
and rat so short-etirruped as to give lU
figures the most awkward appearance. An
old cadet's, evidently a relic of the college
professorship bad not long since left," was
drawn down, over hiaeyes His coat was
not only thread-bare but ill-brushed ; and
his words were jerked out in short, abrupt
sentences, between which sacked the
lemoti-wbicli was, as usual his sole refresh
ment during this-day's work. Yet each
already understood the other, and valued
him at his true worth. "That ie a heavy
fire down yonder, said Lee, as the Fed
eral guns opeiud in reply to Jackson's.
"Can your men staud it 7' "They can
stand almost anything. They can stand
that,' was the emphatic reply ; and after a
lew words of order explanation, he left
his chief to lead on the attack. This was
decisive, aided as it was by a fresh advant e j
of the troops before cngagd. The red
evals were turned, overmatched and "drivM
en from their position, and before dark the
scattered remains of Porter's force were
crossing the Chickahominy in histy re
treat, Lee'a first battle, in fact, was sti ik
ing a success and as well-earned, as any
of the more famous victories in after days
NORTH j CAROLINA PRE JS ASSO
tj- : -,.-;u
Constitution And 2&2jau:3U(hvted at the
h ecentCoM-enti6n at GoUaboro.
IVherbAsI TheinterestSijf jonrnalism
of North Carolina can , best be subserved
by mutual rjuderatanding 1 and concert of
action araotg thp conductors 0 the news
paper press! we; whose names are hereun
to annexed have) agieed to form tn organi
zation, to be known .ai the Uorth Caroli
na Press Association, and for the govern
ment thereof do;, hereby, .establish the
following .; :, . . :-. : i
I i CONSTITUTION :j
Seeil.Tbe name;a.nd stve of this
Associatioa Ishall; 1m the Nojth Carolina
Press Association :nt'JH 'pj. '
Sec; 2 The object of this Association
shall be to advance the material iuterests.
and elevate the tone and character, of the
press; of Aorth Carolina.
p ArticleIIOiticers and Duty
See. 1. The officers of this Association
shall coneisi of a President, three Vice
Presidents aTreairer, a Corresponding
Secretary .ajRecordiug Secretary, and an
Execntive pomrcittce of five members,
whose duties snail be as hereinafter
Sec' 2, It siall be the duty of the
President to prrsideat the meetings of the
Association ar,d to call special meetings
at the request of the Execntive Committee
of which he'shall be ex-officio chairman
Sec. 3. Itj shall be the duty of the Vice
rif sidenl8 to preside at the deliberation
of the Association in the absence of th
President, in the order in which they are
oec. 4. it siHiii ue tt;e duty ot the
Treasurer td keep the funds of the Asso
ciation and pay tin m out upon the order
of the Executive Committee.
Sec. 5. The duties of the Correppond'ng
Secretary shall be tLose usually devolv
ing upon such ofiicert. Association.
Sec. 6 it shall be the duty of the Re
cording Secretary to keep a coi feet record
of the proceedings of the Association, to
collect duesjor other funis due, and to
pay the same oyr to the Treasurer.
Sec. 7. I tl shall be the duty of the Ex
ecutive Committee, in addition to thogo
usually devolving upon them, to examine
into the character ur.d reliability of all
advertising i agencies, peeking busincs
wan members ot ur.s Association, ana
report the result of their investigations
by publications. The duties of this com
mittee may tc ir.creasf-d at an" time by
order of ihciAssociation.
Article III Membeksbip.
Sec. 1. Any editor, publisher or pro
prietor of a; newspaper, in the State of
North Carolina, shall be eligible to mom-
time, as the Association may deem Jbest. 1 body ot the anjraal and
4. Any or all By laws my, be suspeud-' and feathers of the least,
ed at anv meetbg, two thirds of members' ThcStorg cfKis
present concurring therein.
A MODERN' ROBINSON ORltSQE.
Another Story (f the Perils ef ' the Sea-
Adventures of Shlprcreckcd Crew'-in the
Sonth Shetland Islands Discovery of
the Sole Sumvor llis Solitai-y Life
in the Antartie Seas, ;
By the arrival of the schooner Nile at
New London, Conn., from her cruise to
the South Shetland Islands, situated in
the Antartie rcgionr, where she has been
engaged 111 the capture ot seals ipr the
Lnglish market, the following facts-relating
how five of the erew of the Vessel
r ranklin passed the winter on one of
these ice-bound isles, and how only one of
them survives to tell the story of) their
ternnio sutterings, hare been obtained,
1 he name of the survivor is James A.
King, a boat steerer, aged thirty-four
years, a native of 2sew York, where his
wife, sister and a brother, employed in the
hre department, are now living.. ?
In the year 1871 the schoouer Fianklin,
Captaiu Holmes, left New Iondon as one
pf the pioneer vessels from that port, to
Engage in the seal fishery at the South
Shetland Inlands, which are situated at
about ten days' sail to the southward of
Cape Horn, in latitude 04. After an nn
eventful voyage of four mouths the Vessel
arrived at its destination.
The following day the captain ordered
a boat's crew of five men, under the orders
of James A. King, boat steerer, to pro
ceed to the shore and commence killing
seals at Window Inland, off which Iplacc
the vessel was anchored. In the; boat
were placed provisions for seven day,
ana a big club for each of the men,; with
which to kill the seals by hitting them on
the head, t'nptain Holmes' instructions
were: ''Kill ull you can, and we will be
back for you within a week."
then sailed away,; and the men comment
ced slaughtering all the seals thej' 'could
find, and so successful were they that at
the expiration of the fifth day thev had
1 1 '1 I l 1 . AAA "l t,-l
Kineu ana SKinnta 4, uuu seals, ivuen
ihese skins were piled on the rocksteady
for shipment the seal crop was found to
be exhausted, and the men, after holding
resolved, with thoir
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I : I X- : Feb. 27, tf.
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It combins the required qualities, of Simplicity.
Strength and Durability). M Ginsfastand clean,
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! isttAKi r. ukuwjn, resident,
Brown Cotton Gin C03., New London, Conn.
fidence in his powers, or fear of his over-
caution. From that hour he became the
most trusted, as well aa. the mot t noted
general of the Confederacy. , As to his sold
iers, his hardy bearing, free self-exposure
and constant presence near theirTanks,
completed tlie influence gaiued ,hy that
power of combining their .force to adyay
tage, which they instinctively felt without
folly understanding. From man to man
flew the story cf the hour. The subtle
influence of smypatby, which wins many
hearts fur; one, was never more rapidly
exercised. Like Napoleon, his troops soon
learned to, believe him equal to every
emeigencv that war could bring
hm. Like Haunibal, he could speak
lisrbtlv and calmly at the grave. Like
Raglan, he preserved a sweetness of tem
per" that no person or circumstance could
ruffle. Like Caesar, he mixed with the.
crowd of soldiery freely, aud never fearecf
March 6 4mos
The only Reliable Gift Distribution in the
VALUABL2 QZrZS I
TO lJK DISTRIBUTED IN '
CRAWFORD fc HEILlG, Agents Salisbury, that his position would be. forgotten. L'ke
Blucher, his one recognized fault was that
which the soilder readily forgivee a read
iness to exp' se his life beyound ihe proper
limits permitted by modern war to the
commander hi chief. What wonder, then,
if he henceforward commanded an army
in which each man would have died for
him ; an army from which his parting
wrung tears more bitter than any the fall
of their cause couli extort ; an army which
L. D. SINE'S
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See. 2. No member shall be expelled
except upon; a two-thirds vote of the Asso
Sec." 3- Any member or newspaper
violating the rules as laid down by the
Association 'may be expelled from mem
bership, and 011 snch expulsion, shall be
strickeu from the exchange list of all the
papers ia good Standing in the Associa
Sec. 4. The Executive. Committee shall
be especially cliarged with the duty of
investigating all complaints against any
paper m the- Association, and shall prefer
charges at ;the next regular, or Fiu vial
meeting, of the knowledge of any violation
of the rules of the Association
Sec. 5. All papers in the State, which
do become members, must' comply with
the rules laid down by the Constitution,
or they may:hc stricken from the exchange
Sec. G. Eiach. newspaper becoming a
member shall be entitled to but one vote
at the meetings of tho Association, which
may be iu person or by proxy.
Article IV General Provisions.
Sec. 1. The officers of the Association
set out for
s It-land, which i situated iu the
unuuu atu vicinity ct lmlcw Island,
where t!:-y would carry on the war against
t'ie seals. King wrote, before leaving.
h a piece of chalk on a small ph.ee of
followed him, after three years of gloriousT shall hgld llieir office for one vear, and
:. i:r :.l . I ' i , . i" . n
vicissitudes, into private life without one
thought of further resistance against the
fate to which 'their adored chief yielded;
without a murmur.
MATTER IN G R K AT "Vt A RI ET Y, that money
caubuyfand to aiakeit a JlOME WEEKLY suit
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The 33 le grant Cbromo
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substitution of the "paragraph" for the
"article" on the editorial page. Cora men
ting on me, chaugc6 lteays ; A lew years
ago nothing less than a column in length
was considered worthy of the pen of an edi
tor, and the reader had to face about three
such installments every morning, or else
burst in ignorance of what the paper had
to say for itself. Now all the"" leading
journals of the country devote more than
half ot their editorial space to paragraph
ing. It is much more difficult to write a
good paragraph than an average article
just as it is much 0.0: e difficult to make pro
verb than to preacn an average sermon.
1 ne late jamet uoraou ; rtenueti uaa a
good appreciation of the matter . when, iu
i63f)onae.to an .inquiry as to what he paid
ior eauoriai mailer, saia, 1 pay at tne
ratef .fifty dpllars for .a 'Quarter of a
column,; twenty five dollars for a half a
column, and teu dollars' for a whole col-
Marriage jCritificatos Tor sale; hcreJ
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OUREtRESlQE FRtfiXD, Chicago. IZZ. "
Feh:Mtf: ' ' ' lyind Baltimore, Af7.
until their successors are ehcted or install
Sec. 2. The election for officers shall
be at the annual meeting, which shall be
held on the i Second Tuesday of May, in
each year, at such place as the Associa
tion kIihII determine, immediately after
the election of officers.
Sec. 3. Election of officers th ill take
place the second day of the annual meet
ing, aud shull be; installed af:er the com
pletion of thb business of tho session.
Sec. 4. AH voting shall be by baloit,
except try unanimous consent.
oec. 5. Any vacancies occuriug nmorjg
the officers, except the President, duriijg
ma interval ; Del ween inc regular caiu-u
meetings, shall be filled by the Executive
Committee for the unexpired term. 1
bee. G 1 Lirtetn members shall consti
tute a quorum at any meeting for tlie
transaction of business.
Sec. 7. This Constitution may bp
amended, altered, or abnegated at any
meeting by a voie ot two thirds of tut
members present; provided: that nature
ot said amendment, alteration, or abr.eerar
tinn sltall Lave been published thirty dayi)
VIUUO t fMO iuv,i;iiq uiVA S,kiC UiUt
tiou is made.
1: The ' ordinary pailiamentary rnle4
shall govern the 1 deliberations of the
2. The call for a, special meeting shall
"Wc have h'flfor St. George's Island.
Call for us there. The rich booty of
seaj tkins was left on -the beach, and the
party departed for the island; where its
members safely arrived and commenced
Meanwhile the Franklin returned from
a cruise to Livingstone Island, (where it
hau made a large h nil of seals,) tcV in
dow Island, expecting to find her five men
there, take them on board and sail for
home. A boat was accordingly sent
ashore to bring them on boaid, but, of
course they were invisible: but after
traveling a considerable distance along
the rugged shore the pile of sealskins was
discovered by the crew, and also the
notice written by King, to the effect that
.he party had left the L-lar.d.
By this time the weather was becoming
boisterous and cold, aud it was found im
possible to take nil the sealskins on
board ship. They were, consequently,
abandoned, and the Franklin proceeded
to St. George's Itland in quest 6f the
musing men, who, the captained judged,
if not relieved, would eoou periah. For
several days the vessel cruised in the
vicinity of the island, the captain con
stantly studying it with his glass, but in
vain, to see if ho comd perceive any sign j
of human life. This group of islands is j
totally uninhabited, and it is only from '
the middle of January until the niiddleof
March that the so called summer reigns.
Nothing conld be seen of the boat or of
tlie men, but in spite of this gunS were
Ircd constantly, fog-horns were blown,
and at night rockets were sent ap, but no
response ot any kind came from the shore,
1.1 . t .1 -1 , .ii:. ;
aim the captain 01 ine x rauKiin, seeing
the futility of his efforts, was forced to
abandon the men to tluir fate, andailed
for home. No boat was scut ashoro
On Account of the Breakers
and the ice which had already formed.
After a rough passage the ! ranklin atriv-
ed at New London, and the loos cf her
five men was duly thronicled.
In August Last Year
a New London sealing fleet left for the
ulh Shetland Llands, and it was
mutually agreed that the e-ptains ot the j
vessels should do all m their power to
discover what had become of the five lost
men. When the bark Nile, commanded
by CaptainWiilia:iis, came to an anchor
age of' Potter's Cove, St. George Island.
the captain aud a number of his men went
Hfhore to see what had happened to the
men. The captain expected, owing to the
frightful cold of this region of perpetual
snow and ice, that none of them would be
Kin a Discovered in a Hut.
to find a small wooden biif, from ;which
Dioiected a slovenipc. situated at : about
1 r w
two ship s
James Randall. , a boat steerer. of tbo
Nile, made the following statement :
1 was among the first who discovered
Kicg's hot. It was made of boaids,
feathered and grooved, placed thereby
the vessel Francis Allen, in-cae it might
be needed to erect the hut for the sailors
who might bo detained aehqre daring the
sealing season. The boards! aud a store
were found by the five mn, and ther
succeeded after considerable1 difficulty, iu
getting all in place. Will,! we woke ap
iing, who was so glad to see us that he
could hardly speak. He I jd ben with
out a fire tor several days, and was In a
somewhat benumbed condiaon.' This is
whai King told us : j
'We managed to live upon pelican flrsu
and some bucuita which had been left
bebindH)r boat's erew. -We made
clothes as well as we conld out of sea!
skius. I be cold was tntetffr in pite of
the stove, in which wo bunttd Seal blub
ber. Wc managed to lose account of
time during the year which we have pars
ed here, aud knew that summer had come
again by its being warm. Our baling cup
from our boat was very useful.
Deserted by His Companions.
"About a fortnight ago, as nearly as I
can make out," said King, f'three of my
mates loot the toat and said they were
going back to Window lshtud. One of
our original number of five 1 bad forgotten
to say, a Portugese from the Cpc ?e Verde
Islands, had died fiom weakness and
frostbites several months back, and
we buried him in the snow near the tea
The ihree suivivors included Townsend,
the tbiid mate, who was a native of Shin-
necock, Long lrUml, and wka the head of
the movement in breaking up our hat cs
tablisumeut. 1 remonstrated witn uiui
aud told hiin it would be foolishness to
leave after undei going such privations to
get her, and that wc had better fight it out
to the end. I a'o stated that if they lefi
me I should bo without any fire, as the
mate had the only flint and steel among
the party, and we had no tnilchcs."
Three oj the Party Ixist in Uic Breakers.
"However, they left, and I helped them
to lunch their boat. I don't kuow what
has happened to them."
Captain Btfddington, the present com
mander of the Franklin, which went out
again last year from New Linden, report
ed subsequently that a sailor's coat and a
portion t the boat 1:1 which the three
men embaiked wad found fu the bench
near ('ape Sheriff, about thjrty m.les c'is
tant from the hut iu w,;ch;thc men had
passed their dreary year, arid it is there
fore to be concluded that the men were
drowned in the breakers and never reach-
Some wine at the table Lad fccrbana hcl
cd him to fool hardiness: At &dt m! ik
was with no thought cf danger d.ii ,i :
entered the theatre ; bat scarcely bad hi
taken a seat therein with Lis frieoda wkel
there suddenly came upon hi such a feet -. ,
ing cf fercrub uneasit'ess, snch an bdcouT
trollablc impulse to arise anj fly from tbi
place, that he found it impossible to ait 1
still, or keep Lis thoughts tonnected fot
conversation.' , . 1
Wkh every additions! kxraent Uiis
unacccunuble perturUtioi iocrtasedi
though without defining itstlfto him a
from any distinct cause, uijlil, at Utt, a
the ruing of the curtain he Uuld mist ft
no longer. Believing himsrlf under tha
infiuenceo cf some nervous o cercbial dis4
order, which soma stimulsn might allsrJ
he made a vague excuse to Life companions; '
and summarily harried fromjtha crowded, :
house, intending to take a glass of wins at .
the adjacent celebrated Mil Dortdp aa ,
loon and thtn retarn. 7 -" I
But even in tho street th same, feclinjj
yet beset hiui. In a kind of panicking
dream he haitenedon toward tbo waierj
passing the brilliantly lighted and ooisyj
El Doiado with out power to enter, and: ,
finding himself down Mont omery street '
and out near the plank walk leadiur to! "
uis r mcc otiore ne nad Decsme cousctooj
of any definite action for hi footsteps.
Having come thus far in suh a manner,
he coucludcd to go on, an j so proceeded
along the water to his room aext his Gee.
in a hich, thro ing himself upon a lounge.
cioafc. over uim, ne soon Ivil
cd Elbow Island.
Decline of the Seal Fisheries.
It is repotted that the teals
almost entirely killed off; these Sonth.
Sheiland Iflauds, aud that several years
must elapse before' any further expeditions
will be sent out from the United btatca.
From "Social Sludie" in
thf N, Y. Sunday
CALA FO RN I A STORY
No other incident occurred until morn
ing, when one of bis neighbors in the
building awoke him to ask If he had not
h ard intruders iu the ball during the
night. He was told thrre bad been noises
as of several men moving nfar the door of
his iffire ; and when be andjhis informant
thereupon t-carched the corrilor for traces
they f'oui.d several footmtrks, an over
coat, a slungshot, and a club unmistaka
ble cvidenrrs that something wicked had
that way come during the diik hours.
B-ginieg to perceive now what his
mysit-iiaui piemouition at the theatre hid
meant, tho custom oCcer went out cf the
building to the plilforin, ori wharf oa the
water, and theie saw all that remained to
be shown. Scarcely had 1e arDiarrd '
when he was hailed by an affrighted boat
man, who called his alteutiot to a horrible
sight. The re mainder of tjhe story pay
be given most effectively in his own words.
1 he tide, be says, "wascSming in, and
there, moving with the motion of tbo
waves, was a man who had been mnrdrr
id and tnrowu into the water. His leet
had struck in the muddy bottom so that
he had not floated away, anil as tbaUida
came in he had liccu with it aud was not
Diamng the body ashore we foaad the
f-k ull broken as with a club
the io;k'ts turned inside)
ing conclusively the object of the murder.
He was of my f.ia and drifltd iu a blue
suit with a naval cap, the name as I had
wore the dy b fo:e, and was found to be
the o-ate of the baik Floriija, which lay
iut In-low rur c uice. i fvlt lorry for tbo
poor follow, for 1 knew inlroy heart he
had f lieu a victim iu tnialak'fc for me.
On meeting companions at dinner I re
lated the cirrumstai.ces, with which they
were must a fleeted. 1 hey told me that soon
after I left the theatre several persons bad
inquired for me aud among others tba in
or billy, and
Of the many strange storie? of personal spector of enstoms and an ksststant cap
RmLCHIKG PfiAR TBEJCS. A writer in
the TribUnc malches his pear orchard over
the whole surface witli'salttiay, in Juhe, I be published, at least 20 days before said
and rakes it up In November. This gives I meeting. Ul-:
hno crops and protects the fruit. -0 . - : l53.?By laws mayjeeaddtd from time to
experiuce aud adventure relating to the
lawless golden, data of California beion
the retributive and purifying advent of
the famous Vigilance Committe, one ap
pearing lately in Nava City Transcript,
from the ncn of its nrinciual actor, is not
I - I F
the least ri m trkable as an illustration i
the sinister anarchy of the phenomenal
period, while it has a distinctive luterei't
of its own as a family study of .ha, not
uncommon nsvchtc n.llueuce w hich pas
ses under the name ot supernatural pre
In 1651, the year witnessing the cul
initiation of brignnd reigu'at Golden Gate
and the misrhtv urrisitr of the outraged
citizenry at the dastardly '.assassination of
editor King by the outlaw Casey, the
wnter of the present stoiy in aucalian was
a prominent ofticcr of th: customs in San
Francisco, and frequently held poesesrioti
of government collections to a large
amount, office was at the cud of a point
of land 011 the B.iv. where Battery and
Jackson stre'-ts converged ; for closer
guardianship thereof he lodged in a pri
mitive apartment of the same building;
and to reach the place from the bot-intss
portion of tic cry be was obliged to tra
verse a long a. id narrow plank walk span
ning the watir on piles from the fjot cf
Sansoir.e aud (".ay stre?te.
With the city swarrai.i'g with escaped
convicts from Australia, and disperate
characters of cvry nationality, marder
and lobbety ere of every day occurrence
and the munic'p-i! anthotitirs and police
thr-mselvt-s in notorins league with the
banditti, was a perilous time for any re
spectable mau kaon to'xwn or have the
custody of tieasuic to any amount, and
the customs tfficcr cenerallv made it a
p' int to walk home over his extremporii
ed river rod from his dinner at the La
fayette Restaurant iu the city Urfore dark.
Ou the occaaiou, however, to which his
story refers, when ho hid money in the
sfe to the s ira of between $10,000 and
?20,000 some friends wi(h whom he bad
dined at Lafayette teraplfd him to go with
them to a new theatre, which had just
iralkiug along the beach for sornedis-j been opi ned oposite the jd izi, ou or near
e the exploring. patty were astonished 1 the site of the later CityTIall.
Brfore that, the placi-an! amusement in
the yet crude town were'ehhfly eaming
hooses and even more murderous dauce
saloons, and it was such a treat to have
something at Icals nominally mote respec
table for an evening's diversion that he
was tempted to forget hiJ usual prudence
as to early boors, and go, with his safe
keys in his pockets to thcnovtl play-house
tain of police, who all s eme! very anx
ious about mv whereabouts, Some months
passed, when the vigilanta got hold of
several i f the chit f of the bands and scent
their to thort road over Jordan And exil
ed others ; aud many, fearing ou account
of their misdeeds, took themselves away.
1 he assistant captain of police came to
me at midnight, be gging aad crying for
me to save biea to place j bim 00 soma
outgoing vessel for the sake of bis inno
cent family at hrne. I listened to the
wretch and took Win in mjr boat bt-lowf
Frt Point, where I overtook a vessel!
bound for Nifarau-ri, and pl.iccd him on
boatd, giving him a conple sf dollars and
the advice to "go and sinjno more"
which advice, it s ems, he did not profit
V.v for nn t li r-! r. rn ,f W .fl I larn.
VI " ; . - - - - - - 1
ed that he hid joined with others of the
s imc class to rob s ranche, and had been'
Upon my returning up tlie harbor. I
meet the vigiutite boat coming down.)
The fC:cer iu clnrge (an intimate friend)
aked me what I had done with Bill. I told
him, when he gtvc me the astounding;
news that the villain whom I had servedj
was the one who had given the iaformaj
lion i rrgird to me; that I always ear
lied the keys of the safe inj my pocket,!
and of the Urge amount of uvmey on handJ
One cf bis pals h.d teturt ed ou him and!
piven all the particulars of the intended!
inurd r and robbery. i
Tl e gang hud followed nU from the;
time I ief: the fce, to dinner, thence to
the theatre. Thinking they had me cor-
railed, they had gone to the El Dorado to.
tak a drink, ali meeting there. Upon'
reinmiug to ihe theatre in a;few miuutea
they v. cre a8tcnibcd to hud me goneJ
hence their inquiries. They then went tat
my e.ffice ; but finding there Was no light j
lengths from the shore.' The
door was pushed open and. in a corner of
the hut, a man, with a long-red beard and
matted hair, was-found fast asleep; His
clothing consisted of sealskins. On bis
feet "for a substitute for sbpea wcio "pen
guin sandals," mad by remoyins the
th:-y were sure I wa not tbeire, bat, to
be ce rtain, plac d tTo sentinels, and also,
another at the l. ad cf the whiif, while lha
others scattered atonnd to watch for me
About 12 o'clock the poor mate camel
along aud met Lis fate. Upon searching
his pockets they found out he-miuke4
They had killed tho wrong njio. j
Here is very grapbie illnstratiou of the!
condition of things Californiin, invoking1
the stern, decisive uprising and sweep of
the iutnoiUl "figilantes" officers of thai
cuMoma and the police, both active in tba
scheme of such a crime ; but is the psychic!
or suprwiatnrsl element cf the story by
which 1 ba latter has its particular eom-j
mendaiion for these spiiituaOy specula 1