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et .', V?, i ?, h, vmi I: ; iiSTTJi!!?. A K!??2? P T8 T1223. 5fffiI4 ESSSCt C?95t U8n Its il3 l K a l A ft MM M aii m, m S2.-C0 FEE TSA VOL. XIX, NO. OSKALOOSA, KANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1878. WHOLE NO: 839". Selected ifactnt what is a m:hsiaii:u! To the uie-tiMn from a child. "What is a news-Tapcr ?" the I)ut)Iin !nrid Ailcvrtiitr replies: Orjf.nis that gentlemen play To answer tin- ti?tc- of the day ; Whatever it lie. They hit on tile key. And l '.pe in ft: II concert away. New? from all countries and ciimes, AdvcrUaj'tiients. r-&y and rhymes, Mixed up with all forts .Of ifMyinsrrr;uirt., And l u'di.'hed at regular times- Articles aide and wise. At least in the cditfir':" eye. And logic so Brand That few under-tand To what in the world It applies. Statistics, reflections, reviews. Little scraps to instruct and amuse. And lengthy debate VjMin matters of state. For wire-headed folks to peruse. And fund? as they were and aro. And tiuibMes and quirks of the bar. And every neck A clever critique On fomo rUiug theatrical star. The asc of Jupiter's inoon.-i, The stealing of somebody's poon.', The -t:ite of the crops. The ftylo of the fops . And the wit of the public buffoon;. I.i.-t of all physical ills liani.-hefi by somebody's pilli. , Till you ask with (urprise Why any one dies. Or what's thu disorder lhat kills. Who has got married, to whom ; Who w ere cut off in ihcir bloom ; Who has had brlth On this sorrow-stained earth , And who tottsrs fast to the tomb. The prices of cattle and grain, lirections to ditf and to drain; liut 'twould take too long To toll you in Jong A quarter of what they contain. a iuayi:i:. Tender h-'hepherd. Lead me, feed inc. Or I famish by the way : For faint for heavenly manna. And I need it day by day. Tender .Shepherd, Watch me, guide me, Itough and dark I find the way. And I need Thuo close beside me. For I wander day by day. Tendor Shepherd, Take me, "'ep me. When I lay me down to die ; For I'm lost unless the Shepherd Takes mo to the fold on hiir'i- Selected "Sketch. WASHINGTON'S STIIATAU EM. In the Summer of 1761, the combined American and French armies, under the com maud of Washington and Kochamheau, were hovering above Kiugsbriilge and Morrisania. Apparently they were about to attack Sir Henry Clinton, in New York City; but in reality they were prepariug to march to the capture of Cornwallis, in Virginia. Sir Henry was anxious to aid Cornwallis, but feared to detach any of his forces from the city. lie was puzzled by the singular maneeuvers of the two allied commanders, la order to discover their real intentions, he sent limine Moody, tho celebrated British spy, on a secret expedition into New Jersey, for the purpose of capturing! any dispatches that might pass between Washington and the American comma iders. in the South. Moody started on his enterprise with only six picked men, well armed. One of these, named Enoch Crosby, asserting that he was well .acquainted with the route of the American mail-carrier, was selected as guide to the party. Put he really was in the secret service of Washington. For years he had also managed to retain the confidence of the British authorities in New York, and now he was about to play a deep Etrategem of war upon Moody himself. To secure greater secrecy, the party set out from New York after nightfall. Travelling twenty miles into New Jersey, at dawn they entered a swamp, where they remained all day, and until the following twilight arrived. Then Crosby, the guide, busied himself along the high road uear by, in looking for some indication of the niail-r'uler. He found none he said. But possibly lie found some secret token for himself, forson returning to the party, he informed Moody that they had come out a week too soou, aud had better return. "This will never do !" cried Moody. "Our Adjutant General will expect us to secure some information. We must go on. Mayhap we can pick up something of importance." Crosby shouldered his musket, and fell to the rear. "I am ready to march forward," he said, "but not as guide of the party." No arguments could move him. At length Moody cocked his musket, took deliberate aim, and was about to! fire on the obstinate guide. "Hold!" cried Crosby. "Consider ! my lamer ami motner nave ueeu pui ' Jeath by the rebels, and 1 have a --niily to support. Take me back to Sir Henry, aud I am sure he will ac- quit n e of any wrong." : ' "Your rather and mother! Why, , a you are but a coward and a traitor!" j I cried Maody, with difficulty restrain-j ing himself, as he contiuued: "I can have no trust in one who serves the King from mere resentment. It waS plain that nothing further could then be safely attempted. Cros- continue Ii is eflbrt?, and his ambition by was disarmed, and the party re-1 was fired with the hope of yet captur-turned to New York. ing a batch of the desired dispatches The British Adjutant-General, De-of the American commander, lancy, wag amazed at seeing them re-1 Suddenly Crosby again made his turn so soon, and without the least I appearance, lie stated that he had success. Moody then proposed to been wounded and closely imprisoned make auother attempt, but he requir-;iu New Jersey; that he had just effec-ed that meanwhile Crosby should belted his escape, and that he could fur-kept under guard, and allowed no in-! wish important news. The rebel mail tercourse with any one. After lurk-I route, he said, had been changed faring some days in the Haverstraw ther to the westward, and now new mountains, he had the satisaction of! and different plans were required to seizing an American mail-rider. The! capture it. dispatches, however, were indefinite.! "There stands Corporal Jones," con-Sir Henry could only learn from them ' tinued Crosby, "and you see that he is that an attack was iu preparation, the very picture of Captain Moody, without any certain details. j Send him with a small party into In the meantime, .Crosby had used i West New Jersey, to Sussex County, every effort with Sir Henry CliutoD, and the alarm will soon spread that and had succeeded in removing everv ! Moody is out in that region. In their suspicion. He had been released from imprisonment, and when Moody returned, even with him the American spy was artful enough to regaiu confidence. Another expedition to New Jersey was planned, and once more Crosby was chosen as the guide. The party met with no mishap till they reached Passaic Falls, the present site of Patterson. The night had already closed round them, when they entered a rayine filled with dense thickets. On their right, tall cliffs shut out the light of the stars. "Halt!" cried a voice from the copses on their left. The confused trampling of brush and leaves at once warned Moody that he had been ambuscaded by a large body of men. "To the right!' Scale the rocks!" he cried to his men. It was their only way of escape. Reaching the" summit of the cliffs, he gathered his breathless party around him. Crosby and all were there. They found themselves on the brink of a precipice, below which the unknown depths could not be fathomed in the darkness. Behind them, their enemies were pressing up the steeps. "We must take the leap, or surrender !" said Crosby. "Forward, then!" cried Moody, and he sprang into the abyss. His men followed. They landed in the deep mire of a niar.-h. They were saved from instant death. "This way!" cried their leader, as he floundered out of .the marsh, and led them to solid ground. The dim trace of a country road could bo seen near them, with a wood on its borders. "Into the timber!" cried Moody. They had scarcely sheltered themselves under the shadow of the trees, when the galloping of a party of horsemen was heard on the road. It was plainly a party who had been previously stationed near the spot, to antic-pate their emergence from the marsh. With a kind of half formed suspicion of treachery, Moody seized Crosby by the throat, dragging him to the eaith, and saying in low tones: 'Down men ! Down on your faces!" Flat among the underbrush thev threw themselves. The American light horse dashed past them. A party of Jeisey militia hurried along the road, witt.in a rod of them; butVith strange stupidity, without further search, their pursuers soon passed out of sight, leaving Moody to order a hasty retreat to New York. These horsemen and militiamen had seriously deranged the combinations of General Washington and the plans of Crosby, lhe American spy had been directed to lead Moody really to the capture of a mail-rider. The dispatches, which had been arranged for the purpose, contained news of the immediate arrival of a large French fleet. This information would have awaken-ened sufficient alarm to keep the British General and his army to the defense of New York. By some means the too vigilant Jersey men had learned of Moody's expedition, and had sent parties in pursuit. Their interferences, too, had renewed Moody's previous suspicions against Crosby, This might prove fatal to his plans : and to allay these suspicions, the wits id the American spy were now vividly on the alert. Fortunately an opportunity very soou ottered itself. In the retreat to the city, which Moody had immediately ordered, he at length arrived at the old tavern of the Three Pigeons, near Hoboken. As they approached it, suddenly seventy armed men came pouring out of the tavern door, and advanced toward Moody and his squad of men. "Why, these are Jersey militia, are they not?" asked Moody turning to Sergeant Gibson, one of his most trusted men. "No," said the sergeant; "I am sure they are loyalists." ' "Here's my Jife upon it that thev are loyalists, cried Crosbv ; "and to prove it, 1 will go forward with the sergeant to meet them." j "Forward, both of you, then," saidi Moody. I Crosby and the sergeant had advan - ced to within ten yards of the strauge i array, when, without further warning,! they were saluted with a general vol ! i- ui iuu:fc.t'iry. liotn oi mem ieu., lhe sergeant was dead. Crosbv lay wounded and seuseless, and was carried off a prisoner. Moody and the rest of his party fled to the neighboring woods, while a storm of shot whis- led after them. The month of August began soon after this occurrence. Moody had made bis escape to the city. At the British headquarters he was unred continually by his superior officers to hunt for him, the Jersey militia will be drawn out of our way in the eastern counties, a&d we shall not again be bafll-?d by them. By next week, I can assure you, that we shall have the rebel mail-bags." Having seen this advice adopted, once more Moody and Crosby, with their men, were waylaying the highway near Princeton. As an August afternoon was closing, the clatter of a horse's hoofs was heard oyer the rocky road, and the American mail rider was seen dashing along. Finding himself suddenly confronted by a party of armed men on the road, lie w heeled off into a by-way through the woods, aud put spurs to his horse. This had been foreseen, and he was quickly intercepted by an ambush of men. lie made a spirited tight tor the dispatches in his care, but was overpowered ; and, at length, Captain Moody had the satisfaction of handling the rebel mails. The captured documents contained all the details of au intended and immediate attack on the city of New York by the American and French armies. Sir Henry Clinton pronounced them of the utmost importance, and made ready for defense. Washington and llochambeau, with their forces, then moyed quietly off to Virginia, and the British General learned too late of the stratagem of the mail-bags. The military ruse, so long and so patiently prosecuted, and so faithfully executed by Crosby, the American spy, under the orders of Washington, secured the detention of Clinton at New York, and effected the surrender of Cornwallis, and the triumph of the Revolution. History records the general facts, but the details are here, for the first time, published in this conn-try. To all cavillers and jseado historians we may say that they can be found in the separate biographes of Moody and Crosby, and that they have the indorsement of Rev. Dr. Inglis, once the rector of Trinity church. A Morning Recreation. There is a narrow little foot bridge over the falls at the Passaic at Patterson, N. J., and the distance from the rocks on either side of the chasm below is eighty feet. Some dozen years ago Sam Patch, who worked in a Patter-sou cotton mill.and was crossed in love, leaped this distanse in safety, and since that time at intervals some imitator of that distinguished person comes up to the cliff smd makes the same leap. For some time until the authorities interfered when picnic parties assemblud at the cottage-on-the Cliff, collections were taken up in the crowd aud the jump was made in front of a crowd of spectators. But of late no one has attempted it. Last Sunday, however, at six o'clock in the morning, just as Mr. Jacob ILeberie, the proprietor of the Cottage was "cleaning up, a man rushed :u haste and exclaimed, "Here, come out on the bridge, I'm going to jump off, and I want witnesses.' Before Mr. Ilxberie had time to decide upon action tho man dashed out to the bridge, threw off all clothing but his trowsers and made the dive. Mr. ILeberie and his men hastened out with ropes, prepared to pull him up if he had been killed in the leap, and found him calmy sitting on the rock and looking up at them. He swam around the basiu and lauded in the Valley of Rocks. A World reporter met him coming down Main street yesterday afternoon. He was a poorly dressed looking chap, with a thin face, a yellowish complexion and a dyed mustache. He said his name was Frank Higgius. He came from New York, was thirty-two years old, had been around the water all his lite, and had no occupation. "Why did you make the jump?" "It wasn't a jump, it was a dive" "Why did you do it?" "I wanted a swim, and so I took : cue. "Do you generally go swimming from a height of a eighty-three feet?" He tried to smile. 1 "lean dive higher than that if I try. "Did you hurt yourself?" "Nah." This with an air of out rageu uiguu. How deep do you suppose vou got?' "Eighteen feet. Iswanmp. I was tirod a little when I reached the surface, that's all." Aud ha scampered n 1- F TIT 7J on. e0 j orK nona. Be not ashamed before God of thy trade every honest calling is acceptable in his eyes; but with tby trade be not ashamed of thy God and thy Christianity. Cerob. tQlticcllmicons. Submarine Cables. Every one who has studied oceanic telegraphy perfectly understands the dangers to which the shore ends of the cummunicating wires are exposed from the action of currents, the anchors of ships, etc. But the general idea prevails that once the cable was luid iu the gloomy depths of the ocean it was iu safety. Such, however, is not the case, for the inhabitants of those regions seem to resent the intrusion. In many cases, owing to the inequalities of the bottom of the sea, the wires cannot rest wholly on tho bed, but in some places hang in festoons. Then they are liable to accideuts from the larger denizens of the sea, among which we may particularly mention the sun-fish ( Orlhagoriscus.) That peculiar but little known animal is nearly circular, of a brilliant silvery white, and at night emits a powerful phosphorescent li;ht, whence its name probably arose. When swimming it turns round like a wheel, and moves with great rapidity. It grows to an enormous size, often attaining four feet in diameter, and some of them are said even to reach eight feet. Specimens have been caught weighing 500 pounds. Where the tail is in ordinary fishes, this curious creature has a sort of flattening in its circular shape, from which bony spines project. Not long since an interruption occurred in a cable, and on examination it was found that it had been penetrated by one of the caudal spines of the aun-fuh. Even when the wire lies quiet at the bottom it is not safe, for a species of marine weevil attacks the gutta-percha and gradually destroys the conductivity. But the most curious instance of damage inflicted on a cable is that which lately befell the one from Portugal to Brazil. A fault having beeen found, and the precise spot indicated, the wire was fished up and was discovered to be broken. In one of the ends was entangled a large whale. The monster was covered with parasities, and iu attempting to free itself from its tormentors had broken the cable, and then managed so to twist it that it was held fast as a prisoner, and not being able to rise to the surface for air, was drowned. GulitjHants Messenger. The Sun. The sun is 320,000 times as large as this earth. The suu is 400 times as far off as the moon. A lady who weighs 100 pounds here would weigh 2,700 pounds if on the surface of the sun. The heat given off by the sun would melt 287,200,000 cubic miles of ice every second. The diameter of the earth bears the same relation to its distance from the sun as the breadth of a hair to 125 feet. A railroad train traveling without stops at the rate of forty miles an hour, would get to the suu in 203 years. The sun is belieyed to become some 250 feet smaller every year. This contraction would be sufficient to generate the enormous quantity of heat which it radiates. Another theory is that comets and meteoric matter falling into the sun may be its aliment to offset the tremendous loss which combustion certainly involves. It would require the combustion of thirty feet of coal over the entire surface of the sun every second to generate the same heat. The stars are supposed to average larger than our sun aud to have planetary systems like his. The nearest star is 250,000 limes as far off as our sun. It takes light eight minutes to come from the sun, but it must have required 50,000 years to come from the farth est visible stars. When the eleven-year storms on the sun occur, the magnetic needle on the earth is variably and sometimes con siderably deflected. The earth is flying around the sun at the rates of 1,000 miles a minute. The sun and all the stars are moving through ppace, accompanied" by their planetary systems, at a rate varying form 20 to 200 miles a secend. Some of the sun spots (crates) are 100,000 miles iu diameter, and one of them would easily swallow up the whole of the planets, Jupiter himself only makiug a mouthful. Maedler's curious and brilliant speculation is that the star Alcyone is the central sun of our universe, and that our sun and the visible stars are swinging around it in orbits measured by millions of years. A married couple in Dallas, Texas, who have lived very happilly together, it is reported, are so annoyed by the visit of spirits nightly to their home, disturbing their rest, and especially the spirit of a former lover of the woman, w ho insists that she must part from her husband, that the couple really fear they will have to separate. Wejudga there is a large sized gentleman of Afri can descent in that 'spiritual' woodpile. There is a story afloat that a phantom train was seen on the K.lI!'y recently, near Edwardsville, Wyandotte couBty, Kansas, which ran nearly a mile iu plain sight, and then sloughed off into a woodpile. Yes, we presume there is a saloon or dramshop of some kind in that immediate vicinity. Yellow Fever. This disease, which is now devastating towns and cities in the southern states in a manner unprecedented, takes its name from the yellowness of the skin and intense feyer, and the victim vomits a dark brown fluid. It lasts from six to thirty days, and if the patient survives to the fifth day, the case is generally hopeful. Getting the bowels open as speedily as possible, shaving thf head, applying cold to it constantly, spougiug the body with cold water ifthe heat of the body continues ; but as is frequently thecase the patient ) becomes cold, then putins: him into : a de-! MUI 1-14 UMkll l.VJ 11. Ill I'l I UlU I J I ('V V,V erees and civinir a febrile mixture ofih by shooting. Well, I thought I i . -. i. . . . i e i,i, d.o ,.,:..: ,.r!wnnld wait nnd sp. tho r!i1t .if n:aud when a look of askance uiLiaic l ' i M ' til- 1 1 j iiiu .11 Lll jliillJS V 1 1 nitre, with opium pill at night if rest- lessness is excessive, constitutes the main treatment, iu combination with cleanliness and use of disinfectants. When serious symptoms have passed then follows slop diet at frequent in tervals night and day with a free use of quinine for at least a fortnight. It frequently happens that the patient sinks from exhaustion after ho h.isiiorces were aooui uu; tne passed the fcbril stage, hence the need of supporting treatment after fever has abated to repair the terrible waste that ' takes place daring the progress of the j disease. In a word cleanliness and I godliness iu addition to medicines are all powerful in this terrible disease. These remarks are the result of personal observation during the epidemic of 1876. Dr. Jas. M. Davidson. Kearnejism. Mr, Hewitt, in his remarks on Kearney, quotes a letter from "one of the leading lawyers of Saa Francisco, a man of the highest character," who vigorously describes the "universal discontent" caused in California by Kearneyism. He calls it "chaos," and declares that "business is at a standstill, all improvements arrested, enterprise paralyzed, property depreciated ; domestic capital is hidden, and foreign capital is withdrawn or going." Will the workingmtu of other States seriously consider how they are to better themselves if they so vote as to bring about such a condition elsewhere? The letter continues : "I may be au alarmist, bat when the lower older of society iu this city can accomplish by the ballot the election of thirty-two delegates to the Constitutional convention, many .of w hom can neither read or write, some of whom cannot speak a word of the English language, and of whom nineteen were naturalized within a fortnight or three weeks of their election, and quite as many of whom are not qualified under the law to sit on a petit jury when such things can be no man can declare my fears unreasonable." But this is precisely the state of society which Kearney has gone to Massachusetts to bring about; it is precisely the state of society which he is ccming to New Y'ork to hasten if he can. Who are the men by whose votes he hopes to accomplish such an overturning in some of the oldest states where the patient toil of many generations has accumulated large savings? They are the men who call themselves "the Greenback Labor party." The desperate and dangerous Communism of the Pacific coast does not differ a hair's breadth iu theory or iu spirit from the party which threatens rob bery of bondholder and banker ; of those who have earnings in savings banks, and those who have protected wives and children by insurance ; of those who have created great establish ments for the employment of labor, and those who have loaned from their savings to help a neighbor. East or West, the spirit is the same, and the refugee-assassins from Paris lift their cheers impartially for Butler or for Kearney. X. Y. Tribune. The Steam Wagon. The prize or reward of ten thousand dollars offered by the Slate of Wisconsin to the iu-veutior of a steam wagon satisfactory to the Commissioners appointed to test those which might be submitted, has not yet been won. Under the Jaw, the wagon to receive the prize must be "a cheap and practical sultitute for the use of horses and other animals on the highway and farm." For some time past the Commissioners have been favorably eonsidtring two wagons of unusual promise, but at last thev havedecided to still withhold the bounty. In their report, however, they state that one wagon, known as the Oshkosh patent, made a trip of 201 milts, passing over grades of not less than 1,400 feet to the mile, in G.'J hrs. and 27 minutes, or an .average of six miles au hour. They report further that it was capable of hauling heavy loads, that it plowed and did many other things required by the complicated law. In addition, they express the opinion that if mere capacity to do certain specified work was all that was required by the law, the proprietor? of the wagon in question would be clearly entitled to. the reward offered by the State. They admit that it could be used to great advantage fl.r threshing and hauling heavy agricultural machines from farm to farm, for heavy work upon the highway, and for much of the work done upon lare farms. The wagons cost 8 1,000 each, however, and require an outlay of from $2 to 6 a day to ruD, and the Commissioners wisely conclude that upon such terms it cannot he considered a cheap and practical substitute for horses, mules, or oxen upon the highway or farm. N. Y. Time. ' Letter from a Volunteer. The following interesting reminiscence fiom a former Jefferson county boy, Lewis Stafford, is handed i;s 1 by J. H. Bennet, Esq., for publication : ' prisoners. Old Martiu fought like a Rolla, Mo., Aug. 17, 18(51. jTurk. The captain, Spalding, and Dear Fkif.ni. Ou the 5Uh inst I j myself came off without a scratch. 1 commenced a letter to you, but before !do not w ish to be on another such bat-it was finished we received orders to i tie-field where numbers will whin us. bo ready to march at six o'clock, and since then I have had no opportunity for writin;;. I had co nmenced complaining at our not being able to find the rebels; about their way of getting 118 lo iramu an over me country;! march us inott to death and then fin- us to tramn all over the country j " - - v. j more expedition, in the night, apiut j t!ie Southern devils. So six o'clock jCatne and we marched; slept on the prairie two or three hours, and at day- '''gi't marched again Iusid of twelve miles from Sj.rins-! field we found the enemy Th. mnril; ! from their camp fires showed that they were in great numbers. Gen. Lyon's j rebels 23,000; though of this, at the time, we knew nothing, aud cared less. e wanted to fiirht everybody wanted to fight and in less than ten minutes after hr camp came in view we did lignt iougiit liKe uevii.s. Kansas ; Imva venn hninv nn lli-it dnir Tho ! enemy's pic-quets were driven in, and hastily followed up. Their line of battle was charged successful!)-, uear their batteries, but our men were forced to fall back. The fight took dace iu the woods; the underbrush was very thick, and we could not see a Secessionist until we stepped upon him, or got a bullet from his rifle. The Iowa regiment charged first, then the 1st Missouri, then the 1st and 2nd Kansas. The regulars were engaged on the left flank, and had a hot time. Our regiment was going down on double quick, when Gen. Lyon halted the four companies on the left, which j included company E, aud ordered us to support Capt. Totten's battery. Va were greeted with a perfjet hail storm of bullets and larger balls. We were ordered to lie down, and some ef our boys said they were heavier than ever before. Our troops 'fell back ; the battery was moved to a new position, and we were' ordered to fall back and take a new one also. I Poor Jolly was shot dead at the bat- tcry, and several were wounded. Jolly never spoke; I was close by his side when he fell, and tried to bear his body off the field, - but could not. Jolly was a good soldier, and died a true hero. We formed the company on the hill, some thirty rods from the place where we stood such an awful fire. 'Permission was granted us to charge on the enemy, with the understanding that we should be supported. Our company charged on the enemy, and we placed ourselves in a very critical position. It is a wonder that any of us came back alive. We were eir, eloped" as it were in a letter V, and took the fire from the enemy on two sides, and in front. We drove them back, but it was temporarily, and at a great loss. A regiment of Missouri Secessionists came up on the brow of the hill, about twenty rods from U3, and we were far from any help.' At first, from their dress, we took them ft;r Iowans, and to make sure I went and inquired of them who they were. They told me the 2nd Missouri Volunteers, and I went back satisfied; but the captain thought they looked suspicious, and he hailed them also, and appeared satisfied. The moved by the point aud dressed their right nearly on our left. At this time ur captain recognized their colonel, and obliqued the company off". We had got some twenty rods off whensthey enquired what sort of ducks we were. Au Adjutant advanc ed on horseback, when he was made prisoner. Capt. Clayton ordered him 'another, that the marriage wa. thereto lei 1 his men not to shoot at us, if j fore, illegal, and hence null and void, they did he was a dead man. Their 'and her life a burden. Tho mother's colonel came about half way to learn the cause of the difficulty, when some of the boys hailed turn and covered him with their runs. At. I hi.-, time i t i c. ! uiv ia-stai-i (-oiuiatMjceti 111 tug uu us , one tf our men run a bayonet through the Adjutant, after the captain had taken his sword. He fell dead. Our men returned the fire, and ran for dear life. The grass did not grow under our feet for some rods. All this very nearly used up our company. Catt and benedict were t'.llu.l W.c-f fl,fT.n T.,t,, 1 ..,.. pard, Cretin, Hawk, Shepherd, and :ro n,lD.l Ti,l. . ..,.t all wounded or shot at thU .....nent. t...t ,lnnn ,ua .!-,... tt. f. H on the regiment thankful that so many were still alive. There we were at. tacked by the rascals in large nuui - hers. Thev noured a nerfect .shower of bullet aud grape around and over us for more than half an hour, but it ! . . 1 . I jwa 11., use ;.e gate men as roou as, They ceaed firing. This gave our who usually marry for considerations i" a n othef man PulI out -troops and opportunity to retreat in joT state policy, areselaom troubled by! . oX' ...'-' , good order and successfully. ) connubial heart-aches. j I wi.b you had been Eve, said an, Our company had more men disa-J California ia iealous over the great ."rch,,n t0 a 8tlR au?-, proverbiaL bled in the fight than any oJier in (prosperity of - Kansas, and recently i:,t h';f "J1"- -"Whys?- "B.' the regiment The Grasshopper boy Unuhbed the notorious 1.8, Kalloe'h : c"u' M-dlw. "you would hare eater proved, themselves: to. be as brave "as for speaking ui praise of the Central jaM lhe apple "istea I of dividing it.' the Iloman soldiers. I am proud of i State all of which is ouly fuoliehne?&, On being asked why ho went iota them. Bob Adam son was not in the j for this j'oung common v.;ea!lh i h,iunxl bankruptcy, lie replied-: "Well, my-fight." But it was no ran with the j to be a giant in the Uniaw in spite of-liabilities were large, my inability others. Barnes, I dislike to eay did j praise, censure or jealousy. ' Let us ; unpromising, and n I thought V4 Ji got act very soldierly ; iu fact he had have peace." " - ajj my neighbors th." " ' from the beginning. The boys j in the hospital at Springfield. ' s where they are very well taken care i of. Th?y may not be able to join us for some time, if ever. Thev ar now Yours truly, Staff. The Cope of Honor. The duello is declining and falling. It has been decliuinir and falling i'or many year. Time was when the idle and high spin- o" ite'1 )'nunS gallants used to throng the IX'' . . . , (?rIeau opera house eyory night, or an no- weighed word brought a prompt dcfi, anil an immediate adjournment to the ball room across the way. where soon the colieltomrd-i would bj flashing in the lamplight and hot young blood WOUM nave a opportunity oi cooling if" upon the floor. In those days everything was referred to the cod ai,1 .,ne" Efew orna.nentally courteoii "cspne ineir ueicc passions an vol- icaill mpor. Human life went some what cheap, perhaps, and we held rather lightly the tears of women and the desolation of families as compared with t ur humbled conceit or ruffled dignity. There were soma compensations no doubt. We were vastly more 'Hite for instance. It was dangerous j in that aire tor loafers to litter the banquettes and crossing, and to force ladies to make detours into the street, and to ogle, them coarsely as they pass ed. Men did not brush each other ! rudely, or disregard each other's com j I forts aud privileges quite so candy as they do now. A sort of veneer, cold ; but brilliant, transparent but tenacious, spread itself over the customs of the day. It did not promote amiability or sincerity, perhaps, but it produced a fine article of deportment, careful, punctilious, even, but wary and never reliable. The blow followed too closely upou the bow and smile. Toe elaborate courtesies of speech read too much like an epitaph. - . ! - A PRACTICAL SWKETHEAKT. A nice young mau employed in tho Kansas Pacific office resolved, the other day, to prcsciit his beloved girl with a nice pair of shoes, lie accordingly procured her meiisure and went into one of the' fashionable shoe stores on Maiu street and purchased a 82 pair of shoes. In order to make the present appear more valuable tie marked ? upon the soles oi the shoes, and at his request the" clerk put a receipted bill for 5 into one of the shoes.' The presentation was made, and the lovers were happy, as lovers should be. But mark the sequel, the girl examined thehocs in the day-light and was not satisfied. She was convinced lhat her lover had been cheated in such a pair of shoes at the price. Sho decided to go and change the shoes and get a better bargain. Yesterday she appeared iu the tore and selected a pair of shoes, price i?3.50, and politely requested the clerk to take the shoes for which she said her husban t had paid 5." The receipted bill was produced in proof, aud the boot man found it impossible, to "go behind the returns." The smart girl took her $3.50 pair of shoes and obtained 61.50 in money, ami went home happy and satisfied. The boot seller seat a bill for 63 to the young man. K. C. Thus. A singular case has recently been before an Illinois court, the parties to which are Chas. W.Green, a Methodist minister, and his wife, the latter a daughter of Rev. M. Simrlock, also a Methodist minister, both gentlemen in the traveling couUiiection. Green and Miss Spiirlock were married two years ago, and have one child. The wife now tues for diyorce on the ground that she does not and never did love her j husband, that she married him against her will because of the persistent inter ference of her mother, w hen she loved testimony corroborated thse al legations of the daughter. Mr. Greeu, who was utterly ignorant of this state of things, and has acted in honorable good faith all the way through, interposed no objection to the wife's appli cation, saving he could not desire to hold an unwilling and unloving wife, t aud a decree annulling the in a manner as though it had been was entered. never .uia-s .Tiaooru, an actress, nas -men T. Potter Wight, a New York Wall i: c.-ii- I - . t l j"1- Kr 01 8ine uwie. wr "reae'i o promise 10 marry, growing out 01 ai correspondence and personal interviews '. resulting Uoto an answer of hers to a! 1 "triuiiiial adyertment of ins. The j jase elicits CDnsiderabic interest among i c,ales 00 U a,1!tff l ,h,H; ask! ! o.OOO as a panacea for her lacerated I fedm-3 aud b!aiiteJ LoI,es- ! King Alfonzo, of Spain, is said not I uf A f tKf A' lltJ 1 - - - jnot 'are SCRAr-BAG; "A celebtated case" The printer's. It's a wise joke that knows Tts owe,1 father. A visible means of silpporl The' hangman's noose. You cannot set tho river onfire with a rawing match'. Eggs are three cents per dozen in1 Lulette county. Burlington elected a lady treasureY on the school board. ,.T Tooeka has 2.210 white and 66o) colored persons of school age. I'mpire City has an organizatioa cal- led the story-tellers club. The fall term of the Agricultural .College commences Sept. 4th mr-iiop i?uiipson is to dedicate tne new M. E. church at Earned.' A delicate parcel A' young' lady wrapped up in herself. The man who ought to bo a natural1 niagic;an is a negro-man-eir. What was the most honest'het that was ever made ? The alphabet! Sumner county sends 10,000 bush-' els of wheat per day to Wichita. Aiways put up something (bra raiuy lay. An umbrella, for iusfance. ' 1: .1 ' ? . i . .1 lhe Ii. L. & G. Railroad has been' sold to G. II. Nettleton, for 7(50,000. Two Swedes, father and son, died from 1 intoxication at Manhattan last week.' Five divorces tycre granted at the ' late term of the District court in Lyon ' Co. J The Cincinnati Commercial thinks' that ice is not what it is cracked up to 1 he. . It was a Boston girl who referred ' to Beaconsfield's new honor as "the 1 Order of the Elastic." "Here is your writ of attachment," ' said a town clerk, as he handed a lover a marriage license. i . Square umbrellas are in use in Lon- don. They will not be btauding round when the borrower comes' A stock company to build a boat for the Arkansas river la being formed at Arkansas City.' A Wichita map. named Carnsou, -and his sister, have fallen heir to a -large estate in England. Mr. Geo. Smith, living about eight miles south of Lriwrenee.ha about fifty ' trees of Turkish prunes ia full bear-- lle,. ' . , . The residence of F. A. Betti,'a pro " rninent lawyer "of Os wegr, was burned ' hist week. The Holton Recorder says the apple " crop in Jackson county will be' light this season. One hundred and five loaded cars ; stood ou the track at 'the am time, i last Saturday, at Peabody atatioii. The Kirwin Chief has been purchas-'-ed J. J. McClymerit, who will- chauga ' its name and oaako it a democratic ' paper. Hie Edwardscounty papers arc fight- -ing the county commissioners for graot---ing licenses to soloon keepers.1 Three boya were arrested and fiued I S9 each for breaking into and stealing; liquor recently at Arkansas City. We have all heard of "patience on i a monument," but 'pl'J-ician usually,' plant theirs under one. - Dr. Holmes says that-trying widows marry first. There is nothin like wefct weather for transplanting.- When is a defeatel candidate like ? the earth ? When fuels as if he had i been flattened at lhe poll, of course. "Let me kick him for his motor," is what the disappointed stockholder now say about Keely, alaiiifpra-'Adi- j vocuie. A sign 'posted up in a Wi'sconsiut sawmill reads : "The saws are all run- -niog no use to touch thoiu to convince i yourselves. Mr. G. If. Failyey; a 'graduate of.' the agricultural -college, takes Prof.. Kedzie's dace there iu -charge of the t chemical department. Ithiis been 'deeid! in -the district . court of Allen county that tha owners j of barbed wire fences are liable for the t damages which they do to ttock. The Dickinson county legislative - candidates have pledged : themselves . t',..-l- . ., .n. I emi t. ... .1 .1 ......1!.. I t,,)n r ,rt'1o5lt r-rc'' 00 -he lansaa rail-- jad..-- . A little 'daughter f T: O. S.iwi.rs5 ! i- .. .. . .. . . " .-el Hutchinson, died from the eflecU Uf awaHowhxr a 'flh hmi !:l 4? Tin. ra.- -Uay week. 1 ou can not dream "yourself into a, character; you - roust hammer aud forge yourself one. froude: The young woman who knows how-to paiut judiciously js nurer of a bus-baud than fche who faints, faint ehe never so discreetly. It h noticeable that the Bice ybudg' man w ho never carries tobacco because, i it mt.M I.-b rWt, .mll t.tr-..!...

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