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3 ■ t THE ONLY PAPER PUBL 8 SHED IN THE TOWN OF WORTH HEMPSTEAD. MEKBE L. O. A. KEELEB, V . ^ ./ Edlt« ’ , • f & Weebly Rcooi'cl of Koslyn, Westbory, Pqrt WaBliiiieton,.M<uiliBsoet and Olenwood. f SINGLE COPY, . • ; ; 1 v 4 CBNT$r YOL. II. 7 ■ -7:ItOShra//iuEENB : ./ L. I., FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1877, , NO. 25. KllOtVH. ” Oli ! wild and dark wao tho wjutor-night, Wlidn tlio immigruniHhip wexitdown, But junfc oufcfjido of the harbor har, In wight of; ,thb. start-led town ! The w|ndM howled, and the sea roared, And never a «pul could Hleep, Save the httlo oueM oh their mother h * breanta, Too young to y/at.eh aiid webp. No boat could live 1^ the angry Burf, . , No rope could roaoh the land 5 .. Tliere were bold, bravo hoarta upon t)io Hhoro, Tlioro was many a ready iitm'd t ‘ ' . Women who prayed, and men who-strove Wli o h ; p; ay orfi - an d . war 1| w T ’ or tho Biih roHe Over the awful Void Andjtlfe BHenco of the main ! All day the watchcrH paced tho sandH — . AU'da^ thoy Kcahaed thVdoop ; All night tile booming miiiiitb guns Echoed ftbm atbep^oTMteop. ‘ Give - lip thy dead;-oh, oruol Hea! ” Thoy-criod athwartjtho apace ; But only a baby '« fragile form - Escaped from its atori) oinbruco !. ‘ Only one little child of all 7 Who with tho ship wont down, ;, That night, when-the happy babies alopt... Ho warm in.tho wholtored town ? • '' Wrapped in the glow of the morning light, It lay on thb,«hifting£Band, A h fair ftp ft Hculjxhir ’ pnjiirbto dream, ... With a.HhoU in itVdiinplod^hand^ ■, • ■ ; There woro noiio to tell of its rned. dr kin, “ God knowoth,\ the pii&tbi* Biiid, ■ • 1 * Whoii the Mobbing obiUUon crowded to ask , The name of the baby dead. And ho w'hen they laid ifc- away at last *; Eh tlia churchyard'Vli'ftshbd roposep They rained it Htono ttt-tho baby'» head ' - With the q/iryon wordM- - “ God knows ! ” — Julia C.' 11. Dovi ’ i SI. Nicholas for April. THE OUTSIDE CARRIAGE, A Bailway Bominiscence. Often, fjoins homo by thenijflit ti-uin, it it) my lot to ti'ityel aioiio for u great part of tho way. It in a slow, oftoit- Htopping train that I go by, and pooplt got in and out; lint g,morally, before the journey is finished, I find myself alone, and sitting with my i'aoo to the engine, in a corner by tho window, i look out into the dark; night and watoh the car- , . yiiv.is outsi.lo - -i Bpuoter carriage, tilat ’ it, empty .like tlda, except* tor Home one ait- . ting in the eonusr, close-' try iny elbow, the brim of whose hat I can just ace as I loan forward. Perhapa, if I cared to look round tho corner, I might nee Ida faeo, liiit that I don ’ t wish to know. Lot him bo a mystery. -•'••• •• The carriage travels patiently but swiftly alongside. Its light flickers like a beacon among the trees, Its windows and its seats are like ours; but it is a part of the landscape, too, and anything wo pass mixes itself up, with it. ..Somo- timoa in a dark overhanging cutting the carriage optside, shines forth quite real ’ and distinct; sometimes in the open . country it becomes ’ dim and uncertain, and only its lump, like stjirs, indicates it is still there. Then it odmos into'stid- dbn being again, marked'witk the brick ­ work and ’ dripping: walls .of some dark tunnel, and then vanishes altogether, broken up and destroyed among the Haring lights of a station; but it is wait ­ ing for its still outside; as wo know full well, and when wo pass once more into darkness appears as before. Quo night, on my journey home from London, tired and depressed, my heart being heavy with forebodings of evil, and no comfort for mo anywhere, dark ­ ness and gloom : encompassed me. , , AH nUme in jthe caryiagp, I . sat gloomily thinking, with my eyes vacantly fixed on the carriage outside. . How much bettor yonr lot, I thought, than mine, my friend whoso lint brim I oiin just see the point of; how much I would give to lie yon, looking, in at this carriage tif wood ■ aiid' leather, wiill its flickering greasy lamp and its su'd, sor ­ did passenger — you, who travel outside among the trees and twinkling: stars ! What, do you know of the ids of .life, of . its loneliness and oppression ? 1'ou do not care for its doledout joys, for Its trouhlus that oome in double handfuls. .There may be truth for yon, looking out from non-being to being; there, lie none for mo, looking outfrom ihutwbioh . ig,to.t,hnt 1 .wliiolijisiiwt.. I grow quite in lovq with the thouglyt of sitting in tho , carriage outside; but there was ho. way to it that I nduld ’ seej T iionld only gaze into it longingly aiid oiisecvo its light, now shining among tin! dark trees, lor wo wove .pitasuig through a wood. i - c ;i,: /C' h : ; Suddenly ' I disoernotl. in thev farther winfloiy of tlio'oamago outside; in ’ liumiiit liioo/pale and ghastly, pressed: ligaiiist the sliadow of the glass, '' It jvas there hut a moment, and when I tamed to ' look ' In the real window of the real Steriage I could see nothing. I let dowff'lh ’ e\gloss of 'theibppotlte doer ' Kndldolted'ont, thinking that sSin'abody must have hoon standing there on the foot.board; but-there was no one. Presently . the . train: . came shrieking into a junction station, where tliero were lights and passengers waiting, and . bar ­ maids in towering hair, chatting at the refreshment bare ; with ’ youngmoli; ' and I lost sight of the carriage outside, and almost forgot tho ftioo that I had seen, lint when oiige .again in the; darkness ^ tlfo . face reappeared, peering in at the window of ttie carriage outside, and this time it staid a moment longer; but once more, when I turned to the real window, . there was nothing there ■ Thou I saw no more of it, autd I resolp 1 1 ‘ 1 (. > . . ip 1 , , , ho|l ol the phantom face, having so many other troubles that were- not phantom at all, but real and urgent. On the very next night I was traveling home from London by the same train. I remembered when I-took my seat that I had this delusion, as I thought, about the face, and I looked out for a carrioge that was well filled. As we rode along, however, passenger afterpassenger. Idft, and T found myself alone. Coming to tlie pine wood, I turned my eyes reso ­ lutely; away from the glass; but as the train -flashed through it, I thought it .would bo better that I should po longer avoid the seehe, but look boldly into the glnsspand tluls. .dissiputo; the' idea that there,had been anything blit a iiiere ner ­ vous fancy in the. apparition that I luid before seen. I saw tlie face again; peer.: ing'througli the window of the carriage outiiidq.' .Then I began to, think that my friend ivho sat on the other side of the panel was perhaps not enviably: sitnk ated after all. There are shades attend ­ ant on shadows,;it appears,;.and ghosts ! have other spirits to haunt .them. .This, face that was glaring in upon the nium' outside; had it any representative in the world of sense ? ( I could not tell; but ai spon us we had paused the lighted juno- tioii I seated myself im'ttje oppbaito side of. the carriage and put tlie winding down. At that moment tliere was;a vio ­ lent eoneiissiou. I .was thrown forward! ilgMnstdht;)pposite side gf tl agaiiist,sth^ili}p,osil;e, mde .(jt^tlig eamago, hnu fob sopie, mpjnepftk#J(|iongjr,npt'nn» Conpoiou8(!l didmot-know. mualViOf i wiiat wasgding dn'ab ’ out me. •' ■•i . : Wliou I. pa^ .thorpngM^toimVHelf T fbiinjI : ,tTmp th®3:Ji^, bepfi ini ge^ldpni! on the line. ' The cuttmg thfbiign 'wmch' Wft.Were-pasaing-.had.given..way r blockj ing up the, truck, and the\ eugmVKau bieh tlirbwn off, Nbrnne was-seriously hurt,' fortunately; hut, it would be some hours before the lino was cleared suffi ­ ciently for .the : .train - ,to prtfeeod, ; .The .passefigers could .wiilk back to thp ’ jiinor tipir and Wait till the line was olear, dr tliey miglit sit- stiH in tlie carriages that hud not loft the line, , , Tor myself I pre ­ ferred to remain By the side of ! the rail ­ way and watch tho .operations for clear ­ ing it. liy-und-bye tlio moon rosekipqrr.tiie soehg.- .Wo were , in a cutting of, Iddse; sandy soil; I On the ; top ;oIi the banks was a fringe, of trees,; which, I found, foruidd a portion, of a wood of eoilsider- nblc sire.' Sovoriil small trees had fallen down with ; the hi nl that had slipped from above. The land-slip had made a gap hi'the bank, audtiiflre waain sloping musa tif dubria between plie tap of it. itnd the level of . the lino,. Three or four' plal e lay ora* were'' alreiidy busy at work BhovoliiiK . away' , at tho Band', and . the officials li.nd telegraphed for a lot of bal- lastmon, who would ho down in half an hour. The night, was fine, and the moon, as I have said, hud already risen. The dark flrwood above looked mysteriously inviting. I hiade my way up the slope of the bank, and found, myself in the gloom of . the wood. There was a foot- path, I saw, that led into the darkness. Tlie pleasant calm below, the fresh fra ­ grance of the-firs, the whisper of the Winds among their-tops like the murmur •of an agitated -seap the dim vistas on either side like,thg,aisles of .soma dark ­ ened minstra' — theke things led mo along, and I followed the path into the recesses Of the . wood, ,It did,not lead me far. In ahoiit half mile I suddenly' cuhio to an opeilih'g in the wood, und found that i had, treached the railroad at ; another, /point; in fact, this was tho mainline, aiid the' path ; formed n diagonal Jo tlie right ivuglo profiuced by it ana , the branch along which, the train had run from the junction. ,• ' As I stolid iiecring oiit frofiiiiio'Hthien 'the stems of two ynung ilr trees, looking Up .and down the line, j became conscipnfv that ’ solhebody wiis watching me from below. : There was a small signal box by tho side of the line, which, was not, : a» Tor my own part, I know of no more wretched fate than to be entombed in one of our English convict prisons. Their order, their science, scrupulous cleanliness; their inexorablesystem, appal the soiil 'far more than/clanking chains and noisome dungeons,:, I don ’ t know whether, after all, I hadn ’ t as soon be a* prisoner as a warder,. The. prisoner must stay there';-it is wonderful,how a mind that is at\ fell healthy reconciles it ­ self to tho inevitable ; but to be a warder, and know that you can . got oat at tho sacrifice of your, bread, and' butter — hd-. Indeed, graoious,powers, I should think that the temptation to dance a jig down tlie corridors arid snap your fingers lit the governor's beard would after a time become irresistible. . \ . ' Well, all this time I ’ m standing on the line and a train is coming ’ along. I don ’ t care to'stand too close to one of those lumbering avalanches,, with a whiff of - the sulphurous breath of the' engirie.'-in my face, and I reach once more my porch on the top of the bank. Here she comes, laboring and screaming, and sending forth flames arid red smoke, as working engines do. A good train, evidently. Arc ’ there distinctions of classes-among engines, I wonder? Tho rough-working one, . which /uses bad language and smeila 'unpleasantly ; your middle engine, which deals the “ best white steam, and is shiny with brass and is quite respectable ; and your high •caste engine, which drags royal person- ggoa .and special trains, and goes to race meetings arid meets distinguished \for ­ eigners.. at. Hover, and is fed'; ’ with the finest* coke and supplied With' per ­ fumed wafers! This, at all events, is one of the lower orders ; and yet it is not a good tmiri '.that it is drawing ; it is a ti'uin of empty trucks crowded with men. Ah,, yes,/ it is: - the ballast drain, bearing a gang of- men; to clear the lino, and that is a signal to me to- make my way through tlie wood once moro, or else I maybe left behind. And yet somehow I didn't like plung ­ ing into |hc wood;, it soemed.so dark und lonely. It was far gofer,' hoyeyer; than walking along the line, where I might bo knocked down unawares by a strange engiue.;/ At that moment-! remembered the face I had seen in the window of tho earriago outside. Tor tho first time ' it ' struck me that the two points where the foot path impinged on the line were tho places at which the phuntom face had ap ­ peared. ; It almost seemed oa if it were; some ghostly creature.: .that haunted the wood. 1 felt a momentary tremor at the thought. My ne.rv/'B wero-'-u little slmkeu, and tjiis harmless pine, wood was to me as some inuioful enclosure from which I could not escape. -• That was folly, of course;, a few minutes would bring mo safely to the spot where . the tram stood. I did run, as my , blood be ­ gan to chill. But midway in the wood I was stopped. ’ \ Bight in niy path, staring at me with distended eyes, was the specter face. Tlie moonlight . brpke through nn bpen- /iug in tho forest, and there ■ it waited for I perceived nothing but the face at the moment, butit belonged to a figure — -a pale, gray figure. T was not exactly frightened, but a little awe , struck. At moments such as these it isn ’ t' the rea ­ soning faculties that are occupied, but tho inherited, fantasies, tlie influence of traditional superstition, I remembered that a spirit}must be spoken to before he would speak. / / ’ “ Wlioaro you, and what do you de- •e V ” T cried. • far as 1 could see, ConuAoted'. xvitli •- the signal ; and from this “ box Twas pretty ecttaiu : that I had seen a hummi head e rbtrnded and rapidly withdrawn. lirkmsly enough', too, the glass window fit the side of the box, which ought I thought to look up or dojvn tho line, iqpked sideivays, so thi^t iuiybody iiTtho liiix could wntcli the wood without being himself perceived. Now I felt con ­ vinced tliat somebody was watching me from this window, I ideWmineclito make certain. . There was a kind,of track side ­ ways down the ontting, which was not a deep brie, and I lightly descended this, to .fhp'lovel pf tho rails. jit was darker hero ,thim in,the woo'd even; for the moon had 'not yet cleared the tree tbps. I preoeod- odjuautifinsly along, .ovpssuig dhe line so as, to. get on the blind ; side of the. signal 'box; and I had filriibst : reached “ it when suddenly 1 a ’ figure- spi-ang from tho ibpx yoiqo right in my efir.;,;. ' . ,y, T A friend,\ I said calmly, although I was a little startled. 1 : , My ohaUenger had a policeman ’ s lamp hung to his belt; the light of which he turned full upon me. r '' 1 ‘ 111 t'.I bpg ' your , pardon; sir, ” he said ; '1 1 didn ’ t startle you, I hope ? ” .'b' “ Tbh did n little, ” -1 said.'' “ I didn ’ t know that .brir, railways; were iso well guarded. . What's.your regiment, seritn- ? ” “ Oh, 1 ’ iri not exaotty'tt\ sen try, ” said the man filth a sort of laugh/ And yet fit) looked- like a soldier ;. he had a car ­ bine in. Kie. hand, and wore ii - military Clip/ i t'/ I; ' //':/:,/!/ : i I// Of. i/: ' / 1 : ' , “ WJiat are you, then, ? ” ,! asked. : ‘ 1 I ’ m a warder of tlie convict prison. ” ': “ Ah,' ” said I, ‘ 'then/you arivlooking out for Homebody,” [ ,in- “ I ’ orhapa I am, sir, ’ said the man, '* All right ; good night, ’ ’ I said, ond thought do myself : \ If you flj-oj I liopo you won't bAtoU'him,\ sire? ” ! oried. “ Keep your distance, ” muttered a voice, \ or I ’ ll drive niy Jmifo into you. ” All in a ’ moment tho explanation of tbe 'affair flashed into riny niind. . This was no phantom, hut/an escaped convict. '. t 'i\ My friend, ’ ’ I' said. I nni no police ­ man; am a harmless traveler. Let me pass ; I ’ ll not betray you, ” . “ How can I be sure of-that ? ’ !. said the figure, in a deep, husky voice. ’ Tho sitimtion, I feared, was ouo of im ­ minent peril. Tor I was not far from the hind- slip, I could hear the men ’ s spades at work, could hear their voices. Should I shout for help? No, notl-thfit. , I thought of the mfiu standing, oil watch with his loaded oiu-hinp, and tlid figiire looked so haggard and miserable that/1 felt sorry, for him and felt inclined to help him. And yet he might attempt to but my throat. “ I ’ ll give you my word I won ’ t betray you, ” I said. “ Tut your knife away; I don ’ t like tho look of it. ” ’ . , ; ;; , “ Well, I'll trust you, ” said the man, looking at me keenly for a moment. i ‘ After illicit doesn ’ t much matter,: I'm tired of this work, God knows, und you can get tho reward if ye please, 1 ’ . ” l Thank'you, rm riot a 'thief taker,\ I said, for d didn ’ tdiko the man ’ s tone. “ Who m ; i \ s it said the word of thief to 'me ?\ ho cried fiercely. . i “ 1 hog; your pardon, ’ , J replied quietly. ’ V I ought to havo fioid ‘ mur ­ derer, I suppose? ” - ; , ; “ By japom. there's pomeone that will say that of me before long if ye rouse me to desperatibri; , i said the man, “ Come, pass on, whoever ye are, ” “ ,-Ntw, look here, ” -1 said, “ if you ’ re ifX- AifliriT'.' ni GvJfif irtii ; AT Ml ' the oak yonder, and the raindrops that I ’ ve sucked from the leaves. I; had a burrow, mark you — one that had been made for me beforehand — and that I crept into when tlie. hue and cry was first; raised; but it ’ s all in ruins now; the' earth has slipped and buried it up en ­ tirely. And they know I ’ m in the wood, and at every fifty yards ronnd it there ’ s a man with a firelock; but I ’ d not mind them if I ’ d tho strength to nm when I got . out, but I haven ’ t. I can hardly crawl. I thought to get away last night, and risked my life by jumping bn tho, train ns it passed; but there was. no empty earriago I could creep into, and the train was running into the Jj&tion, arid. I jumped ' .off. And theft I tried again at the other end of the footpath by my hole in the ground, but missed my footing and fell backwards just ns; I- had' reached a Carriage, and hut that the train was going slow,, I ’ d have, been killed,; The night was dark, by good luck, and riohodyidetected me, 'mid-1-crawled back to my hole and lay there nil this day, and when night Caine on again I thought I ’ d try once more. . You see the men's eyes are off the wood for a minute when the'train comes past. Well, I did it to ­ night; I jumped safe and clean on the fpotboord, find found an empty carriage, crept in and hid myself under a seat. I could hear the peelers: jabbering to one another, and they took stock, of every man that got into the train, find then the doors-were slammed to and the,.train went off,- and says I : “ Mike, you ’ re free ! ” And ’ then''there was this miser ­ able stoppage.. I bore it till then; ' and then I broke down. , It'seemfcd ifs.if the powers of. heaven were against hie, xoU'd best leave it to me, sir !\ . — r; “ Listen, ” I said, “ the watchers know I have entered the wood : tliey will watch for my coining out. You shall put on my overcoat ; it will cover you down to your knees ; and my hat — you must take my bat ; and here, you ’ d bet ­ tor take my ticket, top;\ 1 said, rather ruefully, handing.put my return ticket. “ My carriage hvas the middle compart ­ ment, second froln the engine. There ’ s ii railway rug of mind bn the sent ; wrap it round your legs, arid if anybody looks not, either ’a thief or a ■ ijiurdei'er, I ’ ll help you. I suppose I.oughtn ’ t to have offered tlua/1 T flato soy my. duty, striot- ly defined; is to assist ’ tnd oftfcgrs of the law to recapture convicts; hut my sym ­ pathies arc always for the mice against the cats, . possibly bectume j ’ m something in the wfiy bf a'mbuije myBelfj iin'd know the fierce touch of Grimalkin's claws.” : “ You ’ ll help me, I\ cried tlie man, seizing me by the hand — it wasn ’ t a felo ­ nious kind of a graspipither.Y >i- ‘ 1 You ’ re a good follow; butliCw ? LooKyou Imre,\ he iiaid, taking mo by the arm; “ TvC been out of yonder goridemdrilum for three days, widRUylmt.time I have not taBteclifopd or drink except the aoorflS I ’ ve picked uj) from tlie gropud under rit you, tlie convict trousers woifit show, Go and take your seat; and, read the paper till the train starts, and I ’ ll stay in the wood.\ . ■ - It was wonderful with . what alacrity my friend carried out all my suggestions. In another five minutes I Was staudirig all alone in the wood, shivering in the chilTOofober breeze. ■ : ’ What # lonely vigil that wiis ! And yot there was a warmth at my ihiearf that prevented my feeling desolate, although I know I had broken the law and hud likely done a very pevnieious action. , I heard the train puli' away, and with it passed my chance of getting home that night. Probably if : I should put niy head outside the. wood J should he pop ­ ped at like a rabbit . at a battue — but I meant, to stay in the wood for a while. A fir wood is a iiico,.dry, fragrant place to pass an hour or two in. There Mb nuts, unfortunately, that build great opriical nests out of the twigs that arc scattered so thickly on the soft, hollow- sounding flooring — fioreo combative brutes, who bite like demons; and in the night one is apt to stumble over these colonies. But hero was a nice, clear spot, whore I could lie rvith my back to a broad; timber fir and try to snatch a little sleep. /';\:: '. i t/ s | :! ; , :/; ‘ ; I awoke with a start. A man stimding over me, a mini with a luimi in his hand, tho light of which flashed into my eyes, had awakened me. It Was the warder I had; seen before. His face wiis distorted witlvpiissionl . “ Confound you ! ” he cried, “ you have ruined mo with your cheating wiles; hut I will ho even with yon, scoundrel/ I will kill you and protend, that I shot you trying, to escape,!'.; V He clapped his carbine to my ear; there was a loud report — a series of re ­ ports. 1 '■ ' I . “ Now, sir, if you'please, your ticket,' ’ cried the guard, his-iMitern flaring full upon me, and I cmne to myself with a gulp and a start. ' ; After nil, had I been taking ii jouriifiy ;u the outside, curriitge ? — liclt/ravia . ; Serving the Tatlierluiid, According to the conscription laws of Germany every youth upon attaining his twentieth birthday im required to enter tho ai-my rind scrva/ftlireo years. Tins does not apply almte to/those residing in, the inother country, hut also to those of German birth who have not ■ been ex ­ patriated, but whose: business, or in- , clination ’ lias called them abroad. , .1 Tor sometime past ihniiy young (lef- ■ihaiis who had not become doiiutional- ’ zed , and therefore : were , liable to con ­ scription, have upon attaining tlie re ­ quired ago crossed the ocean ami pre ­ sented themselves before their respective district “ befehlshalier \ for enlistment in tho “ Ifiudwehr,\ but in many in- utaricespnly to find themselves rejeoted rvn rtf . voirtnl .nPhtlB on account of physical disability. Thus they had ’ tho. expehscs of : a useless ' end costly trip thrown upon thorn in their desire to obey the laws of the fatherland. To obviate this, the German government some time since, instructed their repre- sontativo in this country to appoint a medical examiner tojPfiss upon the physi ­ cal condition of who should prei sent themselves for military duty. To this position : Hr. ' Tellkoppf luis been ap- pr-liltcd, ■ Before the Gorman consul at New York, Mr. Trod. Hinokol, appeared seven young men ready to servo, their time. They were examined by tho doc- tm tho preBoacc of ha onsi 1, is th law diroots, find five woyo passed.. They will take ■ tho. iiext Clt'rniftfi ktoairihri^pj ’ theU ’ native Imidf . - \ A SCMMARY OT NEWS. : lutercst from Home nod Abroad. ,TIio Fort Pitt boiler • works, at Pittsbargh, Pa;, were -destroyed by jfiro. . Loss, $140,000; iiiHuranee, $25,000.' Wilson, Snyder & CpV. founders, also lost $16,000, of which they •will receive $10,000. insurance, and Mauaiielcf & Co. , braes finisliers, lost $20,000 ; fully insured. ... After a sho^.visit to the West, Gen. Grant, with his'wife and youngest son,'will embark for a two-years tour of . Europe, traveling in an unostentatious manner. .'. Joseph Goss fined $250 for violating the laws-of Kentucky, by engaging in a prize fight, rthdj being without funds, was . committed tov jail i until the fine is paid. ... Tho. Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle and SeiitUiclj -which;vraa establishod in-iySB^. And the, C6mli(i}lionali8l. v/ixicb waa established in 1 1790,- haye beeh consolidated, and appear under the name of in© ’ Oh ronicle and ' Cbnslilutionalisl. __ .Advices .fronr China stftto : thftt many deathB ax-o occurring in Corea on account of the famine ■....... Iglesias, now in this country, has issued a maiiifesto claiming the Mexican presi ­ dency. .... .During tho fiofeo^suowstorm of the night of St. PatGcXh.dfty^thABod Star steamer KuHland, from Antwerp for New York, went q shore ftt Long Branch/ N. J..- and struck so hard, as to. preclude the possibility of saving her. The life •• ehiving 'men, stationed on that coaHt, wore, quickly on. hand and rescued the 250 people who were on board. Tlib cargo may be Raved,.;in .part, . Tiro vessel h truck on the sunken cargo of 'grindstones of a strainer lost twenty yearH ? previous, and within sight of the straudo'd Atneriquo, which went ashore some weeks ago. ..... An express car on its Way from Mobile to New Orleans, ’ woe boarded by a man, who Hhot the messenger through the hand, caught up a >$500 money ’ pack age, J umpod from tlib car and escaped. Prosideiit Burgers, of the Transvaal republic, South Africa, favprH ■. an. amalgamation with Great. UrifftinL . ’ -'r “ • .Great Britaiu % v ;; .'-Postmaster-General Key announces that where vgCancies occur in his branch of-the gov.efnmerit.'preference will be branch of. the govoRnment, ‘ preference will be given,to Bepublioana. . ►.Major Bono, . of the Seventh cavalry,'wfrQ so gallantly and succcbm - full£. fought off Sitting B u II ’ h attacks on the oc- •pftftbn of-the Gnatcr massaerej is before a court- martial with- probtibilitie'H • of being convicted of making improper proposals to the wife of an officer, afdno of tlie forts.' He will undoubtedly be dismissed from tbe-sorvfce ..... . By tho ex ­ plosion of an engine.on tfiiq Baltimore and Ohio railroad j at Koysqrj'iliY. T.ft.,, the fireman was killed, Die engineer seriously soalded, aiid two other men slightly injured' .. ... Samuel .Gary Bell, latO/CaHhier of the Hatboro (PaG .national bank, convicted of embezzlement, has been sehtericod to impriHonraeut for' ton years. ... . Regis Lalend,^a .dry gbcidij clerk, of Montreal,. New York city in November Inst, and no clue to bis whereabouts could bo ascertained until a a few days Ago, when his body was found under one of the ferry houses wedged between logs. ... .. .Emperor ‘ William ’ s birthday, occurring on the twenty-second of March, was joyouKly observed throughout Germany ...... Pred ’ k. J. D. Rumpf, a broker of Newark, N. J., de­ faulted with considerable money belonging to patronsj.most of whom were Germans... ;Tbo two men arrested in New York for having in their possession bogus bonds of the Missouri Pacific railway, were discharged from custody, aft not having forged any signaturea or affixed , false seals to tho bonds, they could not legally be held. Tho bonds are fan similes of tho originals, and exceedingly hard to detect. It is thought that another lot bearing signatures and seals will bo pushed on the mnrKot, and brokers are accordingly . Warned ... - A largo British ship named Winchester went ashore op; Gape Henry. The crew were rescued by life service meu ...... A silver bearing ledge has been discovered in Red Buttle canyon, Utah, and large bodies of men are flocking there. .,.. Tho United States district court of Maryland has recently decided adversely to tho coustitu- tibnality of the civil rights law, in.the case of a colored woman who was not Allowed ’ to outer any car she wished bn the Baltimore and Ohio railway. The law imposes a penalty of $500 for denying equal rights to persons of color, but the court held that local traveling was a privilege enjoyed as a subject of tho State, and not of the United States, and houefc Congress had no right to inflict a penalty. .... .John West was cut in two parts and instantly killed by falling across a circular saw in Fort Wayne, End. John D. Leo, , tho Mormon bishop, was shot on the very spot wherAfcho notable Mountain Meadow mnsHacfo took place. Roy, Mr. Stokes (Methodist), made -a prayer, commending tlie Hon! of the condemned man to God. Imme ­ diately after this a handkerchief was placed over Leo ’ s eyes. Ho. raised his linndfi and : placed tliem on top of his bead, sitting firm,. guns fired, the ballM ppnotrntiiig ^fbo body in tho region of the heart. Leo fell square hack upon upon his coffin, dead, peath waa mstan--** faneous. The bbdy^ was placed iri the coffin, and the crowds dispersed. There vverb* ftboui Hevonty-five persons all told on the ground.- ’ Not a child of a relative was Uiete, TliO.best order prevailed. Leo ’ s last words to Marshal ^ Nelson wore : “ Aim at my heart.' ’ - Thp body was delivered to relatives at.Cedar CiW Loo's last words were : “ .I am sacrificed tb satisfy feelings and am used to gratify parties :1 but I Canada, was, aiTbsfed ■for- purloining goods from his' emplbyei*^ eftiid ’ bn;ithe Way to the police station, swallowed'a; dos©'of Htrychnino, which ho evidently carried withhim constantly for the pm-pciBCi.and died rahortly after . ,.... Officer Nugent/ of the'Now York,police force, rushed .intib , a ; burning, biiijding .and; rescued two old people froiii the flames. He barely ps- caped ; with his life, while the parties he ceoded in getting out arq ‘ . not expected to vivo ...... A fire nrMftuohesteL. Vft. » destroyed six buildings In the buslnees part of the town; Loan about $16,000; insurance, $6,000.. Hon. EiubrjbW'aHbb'unio, '- ‘ L.L. X) / ox-govoriior of MasHachuHettH, idied at Gamthidgo/ of pnen- monia, aged; sovlirity-seveti' yeara, ..,.. After six hours ’ fighting between the. Turks and Bos- mans, near Bohaventura, the former ~ ' ; Both'sides lost UllUlri, XIDJI/X W41VU1 tv, forcea' to fall back to Livi •heavily. ■ ■ Gen. Bhbridan' announces, that the hostile Sioux are rapidly dispersing — many of them Burrondering at tho agoiioies. ... .The judge of the cirpnifc court of South Carolina, in a db- cinion in a 'habeas cbi-piis case, released, the prisoner .froin Cufif.otly on the ground that bis cominitmeiit was illegal, the justice granting tho writ haying been;appointed by Mr. Cham ­ berlain, who was not properly elected governor. ;..... An eartbqiifike shock :is reported from the northern pari; of Yerihoufc. .... .The-officers of the Mutual Lifo insurance company in, re ­ sponse to inquiries emanating from tho Now York Legislature, swore that the sum of '1315,- 963.61 was paid annually as. salaries to 120 -<lificers and cloi ’ kB — jtlib president drawing $80 r ; god, the 'Yioe-pre8idont $lb,0Q0/tho second vice- ■preHident $12,400, the acttiai^ $15,000, and tlie solicitor $14,400. The report of; tho, 'Equita ­ ble company shows the president received $37.- 500, tho vice-president $22,000, actuayy $20,000, and secretary $10,'500...., iJPrmcb ‘ Milan; fit Sorvin, received Pertiff Effendi, the Turkish official, bearing the Jmpefiifi'firman concluding peace between the twoQoiuitries. / The 1 Poi)e, In a speech at a consistory hold in Romo, said ho would raise protest before the whole world againstithe attempt to deprive hiin pf liberty of epeofilrr. ... .The Gormanffiercbdhtft injHavaim, Cuba, have beep infQhned : .;by\ ’ tbe authorities that they miint pay ft coiitribtuibn of thirty per cent., qlse their property Will bo embargoed at the expiration 'of; tnreo days, ’ Tlib; .German government foferrediho matter to;the Imperial consul at Berlin ...... Bonthorn strawberries ho UU u tho .New York market' at the fancy price Of -eighty cents , for ft basket '* containing eleven berries/. ... .At? the regular- monthly auction nalo.of coal hr Now York, thopricosweroslight- ly-lo(yer tiiaU.thoBoroalizeduttUe previquH sale. i The Japaheso tgovernment troops. .. .after a sharp .fight, defeated;; the inHurgent8 i ; , at the town of Kogbshiha^ the capital of Hatsuma. .... A ’ Juan entered tho Indinnajpolis national bank, a^ Indi'.inanoli!), . Ind , dm mg business hours, abd deinmitin^iv box'on the floor, reached over the high railing, grabbed n pnekage containing $25,000 in money and made good his escape. A reward of $5,000 iHOfforcd for ms arrest. .... Wm. Grupe, a confectioner at Washington, D. 0./. entered his burning store «o secure some valuables, was overcome by tho smoke, nnd expired before ho.could.bo rcncued ...... A mob of maskeft men ^-forcibly tqok, from the M l at Wnyneshorougbi Ga,, tho.colored man, Ward W ’ ollw/wbo murdered, a poddler a few days preri6iiriy,,aud. lifthgbd J him. 'l.he defer coufea^ea the,deed Vy An $18,000 fire in MuohinH, Mo.,, destroyed Hememvay ’ s Htore aiid two ndjacenbbuildings .. . . As two men were putting the finishing touches to counkr- feit -bouds oL tb* • I'fteifiA railroad, they- were seized by New York detiecfivoB. The bonds were extraordinarily ’ Woll exeicutud. and were to have been put oh the market the next day. ..... .Tho English steamer which sailed from New Haven, Conn. , with ft cargo of arms and ammunition for tho Turkish government, is re ­ ported lost. The munitions of war were worth * -J - — nit _ j-n ___ rm.« tKa over a million dollars. .... The explosion In the coal mlne near Svraneoa, England, whereby coai mine'near ;,pwauBo». , wmwwj eighteen men, lo^t , their lives, is nuppoeed to have been th*'result of oftrelossness, as it is proved thati mimy •. Of the miners .attended a fair on • the indulged t^ ex- /jess f n .,v:%ente,tin ( ; Wph^ea 10 ^^ fined from tb $75 for selling _ r ^)H?n . A slight ehwk'of '©arthquake startled the inhabltante of Jamaicft, W«tet lndieB.,'....Tho c&ntain-and crew of the schooner Gov; Burton, of Phila ­ delphia, were forced to abandon their vessel off .Gape Hatteras, on account of her becoming Waterlogged. They were rescued by the Havana steamer Columbus, • , After ft thorough oxanjination by expeus tlife suBneusion bridge, .at, Niagara Falls, is mro- nouncod perfectly Bafb. .; . rTho Italian bark Papa Luigi went ashore on Nantucket island, when on her way to.BqBton with a load of brim ­ stone,, and prpvftd a, total wreck. • A;Jife saving crew reBchod the men aboafa ...' mmurnn- . .................... .................. ...... .............. Theifon- tenogrin army has been supplied with a year ’ s rations by the RuBBian authorities ...... G. C. Blather, * merchant df Auburn, N* mys­ teriously dtlfiftpppar'ed during a buBliHws visit to ready to die. T havo no fear of dearii/ It has no terrors for me, and no parUele o.^ mercy have I asked from ; coiirt or officials.to spare my life. I do not fear death. 1 shall hover go to a, worse place than tho oue I am now in. I that the government of the United States e flees their best friend, and thatis Baying a groat ncua mull uuriL iiiumt, uuu i/tiutiu nixyiu# iv yiuiu deal, but it is true. I am a true believer in tho . gospel of Jesus Christ. I do not believe every- : thing taught by Brigham Young. I do hot agree with him. ' I believo ho is loading people , astray. But I believe: in the goopel us taught . iii its. purity by Josoph Mmith in former,days. I have my reasoiiB for saying'tbiA* . I used-to make this man ’ s will my ploaBure/ aiid did mo for thirty yoavoi Seo how fthu What I bavo Como lo this day. X- have been flRci'jficed hi'a co wardly , dastardly manner. There are ‘ •tbouHandH of people iu the church — honorable, gohd hearted — whom T cherish in my heart. ” ' T regrot to leave my family. Tliey are • near (uid dear to me. Those'arb. things to rouse my sympathy. I declare I did nothing designedly wrong in this unfortunate affair. I did everything in. ray power to save all immigrants ; but I am the one. that must suffer. . Having said this I feel resigned. I ask the Lord, my God, to extend his mercy to mo ami receive , my spirit ; niy labors-areiiere done,.” ....... Another insjuTOo- . tion is feared hi filexico.-rthe people already tiring of Diaz, and wanting to recall Lofdo. . One man was killed and eleven wounded by a caboose ih whioh they were riding having jumped, tho ti - ack and toppled off a bridge near \Vorthingtoh. Ind. ... \V, O. Whiting, a book ­ keeper for tlie Brooklyn (N. Y.y bank, secured tho vault combination and carried off $115,000 in negotiable notes and $57,000 easily . He tliorf secreted himself and coolly ontored , into corre- apondouoo with the bank ofilcors, with a view of returning the notes and keeping the money, the officials to guarantee him immunity from arrest and release his bondsman. The officials protending to acquiesce in his plans, put sharp detectives on his track and thby^suc ­ ceeded in aiTosting him with the bonds and a little cash in his possosskm. $50,000 in cash, however/ was missing- and ho for u long time deohned to divulge its wlieroaboutfi. Ho eventu ­ ally told his wife, and the money was returned. . There was still the sum of $10,000 to be account ­ ed for. but Whiting proved obdurate and would not give it up. d ’ lio erimihal bad hithorto v borne a spotless character, ami held his post its a bookkeeper for tv/e.lye yqnrs. ... Disturbiuices are feared in Hayti and Sun Domingo ..... .The* testimony in the ease of tho Northampton (Mass.) bank robbers shows that the wax imprcH- bionby meimH of which the oulpiits inadc keys and gained access to the vault, were furnished by ' ft bank export, who had been working on tlie vault ftt ’ .tbo instance of/tho biviik olficcrs.. . .YVTiyb huiidrod enipleyeos Wefo thrown out bf •employ'- ? _____ _ ___ ..... Cambridge, MaHH. Tlie company was unable to compote with Western and Houth- eru bpuges in the samo line. Aii Ofllccr of: Nerve. Tho Toledo JUade anys : Ooufinoment irksomo. ho ,the prifioiiern nttomptori to escape from the HtoDeyarri again yes- _ fcorday. One Ohurtos Jones, a ne^rh from Detroit, is the rbglearier of the in- HiuTectiona einoo Buster Kelley was omimcipatoil. The plan /yeatorday. wfia to escape by tearing : up part of |lie iloor iu an obscure pnrt.of tho buildiug, Bupor* mteudorit Yau Ettan \va« alone, the other oflicerH haying all gone off to .piir- take of a Sunday feast. A h koou uh lie heard the noiBC ho wejit into tipi hall where the convicts, fifteen in number, ~ were congregated. They gathered around him in ft menacing manner, as they knew that he was alone arid that they had him at a disadvantage, He reached inJiiev pockets to get his revolver to be prepared for them if they should attempt a mutiny, when, to his consternation, he found he was totally unarmed. He realized that he was at the mercy of ft mob of fifteen as desperate criminals as were ever con ­ fined in a penal institution, and that among them was the well known McCul- iom, who has become the terror almost of the officers. He showed nc signs of alarm, but looked thei sterner, and, un ­ locking the ceil doors, ordered the anon / to go inside, standing with his hand in that empty pocket in which there was not so much as a jack knife. The prison ­ ers, supposing that he was armed, sul ­ lenly obeyed, little .dreaming how com* pleteiy he was in their power and how easily they could, ffiave escaped by the uflO:Of yiolp^qo enough to overpower oiw unVlV ■' -■ ■ ■ \ • ■ ' ; j;

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