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   Weekly Bulletin (Newspaper) - January 17, 1874, Troy, Illinois                                VOIMME JAHUAET NUMBEK 48 Miscellaneous IT NEVER IT never pays to fret and growl When fortone teema oar foe The better bred will push nhoad And strike the braver For lack Is AndthoeewloSlilrk Shonld not lament their And the way TliaLkottoc men Uavo It never pays to foster pride squander pride In ehow For friends thus wou BON to ran times of want or The uoblest worth Of all the earth Are gems of heart and A conscience A household And without a It never pays to hate a Or cater to a friend To fawn and much lees To borrow or to The faults of men Are fewer when Bach rows hie own canoe For fends and And pampered peta Unbounded mischief It never pays to wreck the health In drndglnp after And he to sold who thinks that old Is cheaply bought with A humble A cozy Have tempted even For stations high That wealth wilt Not oft contentment THOBB are hard things to throw in a mans and I shouldnt like to think that you meant them So said John the as he stood up before the old and with his handsome face in a hot and a flash of temper in his specimen of a fine physical showing in marked a pale young man about his own who sat in a corner apparently read but in reality watching what was going The harder the so that they hit the mark but what I have said tonight I am ready to say and mean John Birch had never won much favor from the hard featured old man who kept the and lived there with his pretty But tonight he had been and before a between whom and himself there was an open for it was as rivals that they Tom the softspoken school had managed to insinuate himself in the favor of David and was also striving to supplant the young carpenter in regard to his cousin The old man was first to You need not at me like have found out what brings you I never uncle that does not be long to the it does my the old man in a slightly mollified tone add and Im sorry you dont take after Theres a spice of your moth John Birch saying Uncle you must not dare to say a word against This to nay face Get out of the and never dare to cross my door step again till you are sent which will long for I tell you once for all if can hinder Polly Carson shall never marry an beggarly always out of who can find nothing better to do than live on his sisters earn Tnis was the stab that cut keenest of The young mans voice quivered as he That is too Uncle dont know what feelings you stir in too and inbis excitement he laid his hand on the old mans At that moment the watchful read jvthe corner came wlll miBudderstanding hit j himself bclwdbn no it would be a anil should be so sorry you ought to renffinber Birch is your and an old In an instant he found himself pat back with just the amount of force which a strongman would feel needful to use in dealing with some puny obstruction which ho hejd JfKd your own Tom Bart and dont meddle with mine it doesnt need your sly tongue to teach me what I ought to My uncle is in no danger of violence from and Then the old i he added I shall not want I know your bear me bntaS jdSUllninkdt warin yon to upbraid a man for what is no fault of onethat knows me to that I shirked work when I could I am sorry for what has id perhaps you will be eyonare many days ibtng he tother look at Ho had i i once inereftakuiL ythlhg that he saw and hi Birch had rifit taken down though it was nearlj 1 Li of Uie David own nis shutters oclock such Bui iftL Jftg unusual bafl r would have been convinced Ihoy had penetrated to the little nis unwpdtcd flow ofk sprrlta UtotlifHfWSoW r r to poor Nellie A his give it herw soppdrt her ioTe a shilling I It is enough that the will gives it to him after my more the pity If I could keep it from him I I tell thee I would but dont talk about I dontwant to be an gry just when Im going to carry my good news to old Jacob Am I to open the grandfather f Do just as suits we shall be rich enough not to care about the While talking he Consulted his large silver for antiquity and might have been the patriarch of the en tire race of I shall be Polly and perhaps Tom Bartlett may drop in and spend an hour with i hope for I dont want to see Ahl thats the perverse way of girls but never I dare say thou wilt look much higher than Tom now and he chuckled as he kissed her dimpled leaving her to take care of the feathered songsters and the bright est thing that the place could since the 28d an Old named dressed in black about five feet three inches gray hair He left home with the inten tion of visiting a friend at and has not since been heard A reward of Twenty Pounds will be paid to any One giving information that may lead to his So ran the advertisement which was going the rounds of the leading and being repeated in large printed pla cards on the walls of police In the immediate neighborhood of the bird shop there was much excitement and consternation at the mans mysterious mingled with lively sym pathy for the distress of his granddaugh whose pale face and swollen eyelids told how she had watched and None were more demonstrative than Tom who kept hovering about her in spite of her visible shrinking from persistently pressing his services as tnougli he alone had the right to act for the day appointed by the lawyers for entering Into arrange ments with their client respecting the for tune of which he had unexpectedly come into possession by the death of a brother had come and The per plexed legal acting in the interest of their instituted a rigorous but without The Jacob a feeble old had been duly communicated with and keenly cross David Birch had paid his visit on the day as far as the old man could about halfpast and starting on return journey about Here the clue was Thus the days went by without throwing any light on the old mans and poor worn with grief and often cried herself to Oh You dont know what has happened It was with these words that John Birch had suddenly presented himself to his a darkeyed who might have been taken as a softened like ness of She was busily at work when he came but on the first glance at his agitated face she dropped her needle and rose John what is the matter Uncle David has been missing from homo since the 23d of last and no one can tell what has become of Missing from John it was only last week that we heard he had a fortune left him by his thats true Nellie and I hear that it comes to me after his The lawyers are seeking him But think of poor Polly being in all this and us never to know It just seems as if that odd job of work in the country came on purpose to take me out her way and youre so moped up here that you never hear he Ill put on my things and go to her at if you think I can do any I think you I know I always like to have you by me when Im in I would go but Im forbidden the You remember what I told you of my quarrel with the to words had not passed between At that moment there was heavy footsteps on the followedTy a smart rap at the Nellie went to open but started back at the sight 01 two policemen on the Does John Birch live here I anv John tneTybinbg man called but what do you want with met Come tnis way and Ill tell tell me The office glanced compassionately at Nellies white face ashe if you dont tnind theyoring woman hear youre our K Your prisoner I Impossible I what ij I dare say you know well Theres been a body found by the and its thought theres been some foul Whose body David bird thats Been missilg My uncle t gasped had a quarrel with and youre arrest ed on We from Thomas Bartlett 1 petted geredaga forgive aim this wickedness Atthesame mbmetit his sister threw herself on his neck with aery that those who heard it was true a body had been and there was evidence that identified it altnat of the old man who was n ie workmen on their way home one kwl and1 been toyed with as a ghastly then beating against one of the lowlying river and flung a piteous sight for men to shudder as it lay with the defiling riverslime clotted actingits tangled gray its bruised face turned upward to the From examination of the it was thought there had been a The motive had clearly not for a pursecontalning a sovereign and some silver was found in one of the together with a very remarkable1 antique on which were engraved ttip Initiate vwhtch were readily translated vyhcn the watch and with the oldfashioned coat found on the bodyi Iwere i shewn to the bereaved granddsttghfarjfltoi recognized by the trembling girl longing to her the evidence of identity was How1 had the old man come by his death There waS no cause to suspect him of suicidal in tentions and it was proved that he was jgeber when he parted from Jacob had followed the was David Birch at enmity with anyone At this point in the judicial Tom Bartlett put in a depo sition to the effect that he had witnessed a quarrel between the old man and his nephew a day before the had taken his fatal He detailed what he remembered of the scene between them how he Tom Bartletl had been apprehen sive of violence on the part of the young who had told his uncle that before he was many days older he would be sorry for what had passed that This ended in the drrest of the youns carpen The news was carried to Polly Car but the sorelytried girl rose against the crushing I cannot believe John Birch would not harm my grand father and I wouldnt take Tom Bartletts word against a I ant doing my you may be sure of that if theres ever so small a loophole for trust to me that poor Jack shall have the benefit of The speaker was Nellies plighted lov George the a thoughtfnllookmg some years her who had already given evidence of more than average ability in his call My brother is not George could stake my life on So I Nellie but leave it to The examination is and I may do much in the His words gave Nellie Birch comfort for the and she trusted in Thecourt was for much inter est had gathered round the case of the old whose mysterious death had follow ed so suddenly upon his accession to prisoner was pale and hag from mental suffering and want of but holding his head and gaz ing before him with eyes that never low ered or and looking very unlike a man charged with But the evi dence had gone against and he was committed to take his trial for the willful murder of his David The decision was received by the prisoner with a shuddering gasp of and a wild look of agony in his as a scream from a woman came from the was a voice that he for it was poor Nellie who had dropped down He was about to be removed when there a sudden stir in and a man whom many there recognized as George the forced his way through the Another and he was standing before the magis every ear drinking in his The John is not and I am prepared to prove what evidence t That jt is a case of mistaken identity the manwhom he is accused of murder ing being still He lies helpless on a sickbed or he would have been hero to this wrong The deposition which was made before the startled bench may be briefly summed up as it was afterward related in the pres ence of a reunited family when the old birdfancier gotwell enough to add his portion of the He explained after leaving his friend he bad been met and attacked by a man in an frequented They had a during which he had received a blow On the head that must have made him insen for he remembered nothing until he found himself in bed in a strange how long ho lain could not He had been taken home by a humane who found him lying senseless in the without hat or coat his injury proving to be a serious fracture of the and the deathlike stupor he was left Ofl the hands of the good living some distance from had h6 chance of gaining any information about At this point George Denton took up the His first step had been to obtain sight of the body he had found a peculiar mark on the right side of the which led to the suspicion instead of the body of David it was that of a notorious burglar with whom he had sev eral times brought in contact in the course of his This was further when he found On inquiry that Lightfingered as he was waa missing from hjs accustomed fine of his associates remembered having seen him in the neighborhood of Fulham oh the night Upon In that locality George that marijjtgardener had been asking whether any one belonging to the neighborhood was as a man un was lying ill at his step by the detective had wyiteriouj It was ipnghtfflftf ftto drownedman had ended his nights getting drunk and way in the had fallen Into the was history of themistake through which the young carpenter hftdStf unjustly But old seemed anxious to make up matters by a reconciliation with his satisfying his hy liberality towards the brother not forget ling a Denton for his faithful Polly made no secret of her feejlngs towards and it was easy to see how it would end with the young ft Ofl CURRENT A HAPPY couple living at have been married over seventyfour MEMPHIS hopes to become the great radiating center of European im AN Oshkosh man has built a steam with which to haul wood on lake IN there seypnty liquor saloons seen in the face of a pro hibitory laWi Do not run in debt to theshoemaker It is unpleasant to be to say sole in your r DRESSES woven from bamboo fibers are the latest things for belles to do their bamboozling BENDER proposes to use the velocity of sound to determine the density of gases and their molecular weight THE season is so springlike in Califor nia that the people of San Diego werere cently digging in their FIVE Philadelphia merchants who on the 1st of were worth are now AN exchange calls its items Tailfeath It is unnecessary to add that they are plucked from its contempora A RICH old lady in New keeps her hens in the and feeds them with jellycake and English wal A COMPANY is organizing in London for the purpose of purchasing large tracts of land in the mineral region of West SMALL dressed entirely in white with blue ribbon are a conspicuous feature of New York A MONTANA man has been exiled from the Territory under penalty of and for the crime of marrying a China THE wooden nutmeg business has de clined but homemade eggs of white maple are now being manufactured at THE snow in the San Juan on the 1st was from two to fifteen feet and the miners were pulling up stakes and A POEM appearedin a Boston paper written by a servant who lived twenty years in a Such a cele brity should give THE woman question agitators at Chi cago have declared that they will have to be well hammered before any more tacks tax can be got out of THE Philadelphia carpet have formally resolved that they will unitedly resist to their latest breath the proposed reduction of two cents on their A SCRANTON in giving an ac count of a shooting says the wounded man is expected to as the pistol in his dinner ONE of the Washington correspondents looks over the Senate and the purest American type to be a intelligent bearded only on the THE saloonkeepers at did a rushing business in selling hop but the State police came down on them like a wolf on the declaring that it was as bad as ALDERMANIC work in Fort Kan is and doesnt Guernsey fired at some burglars one and the next day one of the Alder men had his arm HORSEFLESH is selling remarkably cheap in A span of horses was recently sold for nine and in two or three cases a twodollar greenback was all that was necessary to conclude a bar A BANGOR gentleman sent his servant to kill a fowl for dinner the other and was somewhat mortified to find that the fellow had sacrificed the life of a pure blooded Spanish game for which had been refused the day A SWINDLER is going around soldering If he can get hold of a piece of lie will punch two holes in one large and the other He will then mend the small and if the owner refuses to buy his solder he will leave the large one IsCastro Yalleys Alanwdft there is a forest of Australian gum trees covering over one hundred The trees were planted only three and a half years and some have at tained a height of fifty feet and a diame ter of twelve THE meanest man is always coming to the but it is too bad that mas should develop him this He lives at and is a He raised his rents on learning that a charitable society was about to assist some of his needy SNOWBIRDS are esteemed a great deli cacy in where the Indians them with bows and These though are exceedingly and seven or eight of them skew ered on a cambric needle and broiled on a thimbleful of coals make a delicious A WOMAN confined in a New England lunatic asylum managed to obtain ara pushing out her tongue far as cut it off even with her As this did not produce death she jumped out of the secondstory was picked up with no bones She was then taken to a where will not annoy her nurses by talking A CONNECTICUT while got a bone in his which irritated and pained him For eight hours he in the hope that the bone would leave the but it did A suggested that he should swallow an He tried the experiment land felt tho bone move he hen swallow ed another and it was gone entirety A OHOROH fairdevice in Troy rather knocks themockmarriage chip madges Tagged colo man rooms and pleaded for they were and their plight touched the hearts and wallets of the After collecting a good sum of tie colored people wiped the burnt from their and two of the pillars of the church were A VESSEL of 600 tons recently got both of her anchors entangled with the Atlan tic cable in the gut of The cap tain offered to cut his chains for or on condition of receiving new anchors and chains and a day demurrage whilehe wfts detained waiting for otherwise he would raise his which almost certainly break the The telegraph Company would pfbbabiy a6c6ft his BOSTON firm prints its card on a small section of the backs of postal and then sells them to very economical people for 02 cents on The ernment has decided the practice is all rights The enterprising firm which does the business gets its card abundantly cir culated for 38100th of a cent per the1 Senders of the cards save that amount on i each of the precious missives the Government pets its regular cent all the and everybody is THE art of shopkeeping is carried to a high degree of perfection in a certain Western When a lady rides up to a store in the three clerks seize the two take the horse by the tail and yank him close to the Two more clerks spread a roll of Brussels car pets across the while the mer chant in white kid white and forktailed coat escorts the lady to a luxu rious where she sits at ease and makes her KEY our great naval is an island four miles long and one and a quarter bounded on one side by the and on the other three by the Straits of Florida and the Gulf of It has a population of The houses are of with spacious piaz shaded by cocoa and almond The harbor is where the largest ships can ride in It is protected by a has Cu ban refugees make up a majority of its inhabitants since the troubles between Spain and IT is well known that in his great sledgejouTney in search of the relics of Sir John Hall made dis tressing which he resplved never to give to the light as long as Lady Franklin should On his last depar ture from Greenland in the Polaris he in trusted all his important documents to a of From them it js now ascertained that Captain Hall made the sod discovery that Franklin and his parly were reduced to the dire necessity of eating each The fact of this discovery would have added still greater fame to Captain He kept the secret from Lady Franklin but now thnt the tender and heroic explorer rests under the same dreary skies with the lost this most unhappy secret has come to THEY have been having some lively tornadoes lately in One of them struck Calaveras and a conespondent Urns describes its ef fect For the few minutes during which the terrible visitation lasted the scone was one of wild and no earthquake ever created a greater panic in a commun ity than did this fearful march of the an gry The men and women who were in the street were blown about in all and other ani mals were tumbled and rolled and their frightened bellowing added another the mixture of discordant It as if judgment had de scended upon our little Houses swayed to and and in many cases were lifted from their foundations and carried many yards Roofs flew recklessly and the air was filled with boards and shingles torn from the The Land of the Midnight AT last I got to the land of the Mid night T watched it throughout the first and remained there nearly seven It bothered me to know when to go to my watch being out of I discovered the birds retired at eleven and got up at two further and then mosquitoes Talk about your New Jersey were so thick that you couldnt see a man three feet I saw log houses one hundred and fifty feet some of them seven hundred years heat theta wood fines built in hugh fireplaces Shaving veryi thick kept up two or three and then they have no fire for a weekV Bomwofthe farms have as many fortyfive There are houses for and for and this thing and tliat 1 dont know what Each farm has two dwelling one winter and another for Houses can be rented for a Carpenters wages are fortyfive cents a and yet they Each house has loom weave and make their own Therefore no markets noth ing1 is Whoever has more than he wants for himself gives it to whoever needs people are They do not have and you never see an emaciated You never see a beggar If too poor to live they are too proud to ana not mean enough to The subsistence is sour milkvcoarse meat twice a and fish Nearer yet to the and the horses and the and reindeer live on eaten Still and the cows have nothingbut boiled seaweed to In degree farm horses traveling and doneon foot or by In the summer it is and mosquitoes leave no At len fi ttP EurotieJ The coast of Norway is magnificent harbors lined with steam boats high and are covered with Its waters so cTearlithfltilhe bottom1 of the sealsdis no Comparison Ineoinc the city of numbers Grog shops are one hundred miles apart up They buy whisky by the and keep drunk while fl foot du At length I seventyone degrees y the the northern end A Blank Sheet of Papen TWELVE years ago Daniel a farmer living near in made his and deposited it for safe keeping with Samuel his rela and He had two sons and three the latter married to men in good To these he be queathed and to his sons the residue of his some and all his real except a life for the Nobody was supposed to know anything about this wfll but the two Daniel Vliet thinking that discrimination between his wouldproduce an unpleasant condition of affairs which was quite In 1809 old Daniel Vliet and when Samuel Albertson brought out the will from his old farmers desk and produced it before the itwas foundto be only a sheet of blank Everybody was and nobody more so than Samuel and the suspicion grew that the will had been abstracted by some interested who were not satisfied with the conditions of the genuine Suspicion attached to the daughters or their husbands as the parties to be and after quarrel ing for two years the sons paid over to them as a compromise some At the mystery about old Daniel Vliets wilj has leaked A dissipated companion of young Albert son having quarreled with divulged the fact that voung for a bribe of paid to him by two of the sons stole the will from his fathers desk and substituted the sheet of blank Young Albertson has confessed there will be a new division of old Daniel Vliets out of which will grow a family feud that will last a life and perhaps be left as a legacy to the next Louis Jenkins In Were a newspaper reporter in Paris to call on the Duke de Brpglie as a public man and ask him his views on public af he would be shown the door as an impertinent fellow who had taken an un warrantable In the probabilities are that the public man would enter into a lengthy conversation with the and answer any tions that might be put to The power of the ana the panting after or even notoriety on part many public contribute largely to license usually accorded to Amer ican In view of suspension or the French press is compar atively and the French law deals In a summary manner with him who scales the walls of private life for journalistic To be thrust out of door and reeiiter by the in the exercise of reportorial is purely an American To commit a demeanor in order to gain admittance to a to feign madness in order to gain admittance lo an are inci dents which belong only to the life of an American The audacity and work of this indefatigable seeker after news are only appreciated by the Ameri can reader when he Is condemed to for eign in Galaxy for A Laugh All Over the BETH SNOW is a Boston His avoirdupois reaches beyond three hun He has a ruddy and in every way is a picture of good health and He also has a plethoric and with his social ac quirements and general jolly good has brought about him a host of admiring personal Ac companied by a larpe number of his townsmen he visited New York last week on nnd went to the Grand Opera House to see Snow took to Fox in He smiled when Fox made his and he laughed moderately during the prologue but when the pantomime was begun in and the fun of Foxs antics gradually Snow poured forth a very Vesuvius of hyster ical haf ha has and hosl until his hilarity became His friends roared with and the 800 auditors joined in a merry Snow greatly enjoyed all He lolled first to one side and then to the clapped his stood up and sat stamped his feet and kept up his ho I hps and ha ha has to such a pitch that they were heard above the din of all the The chief followed by a retinue of all convulsed With sought to modify his demonstra tions of but he Ha tia for sake dont touch me tie and increased the volume of his Captain Cherry and a platoon of roaring policemen next waited upon after a as sisted by the personal friends of the champion he was carried New York A Brooklyn lady In Acquainted with young man just two Consents to marry Letter received by parents stating that young man is consummate scoundrel and doesnt own even the clothes he has Young lady of that lettei is base emana ting from some rival for her and will never desert her William William appealed to establish his respectability by William prompt to do and while stern father looks Over stands aside with a looklon his countenance of wounded unmingled with an of nn mingtod William discovers among the papers a at sight of which turns Frantic effort to seize Stem papa t holds on to it and1 William seizes bar and with a howl from Letter anlr to he from desertlJPorltoraniT tier tiro i leavlnff of astate ofn A taken hj Major places the total number of I at dlTidM into flw   

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