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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - August 29, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvii wednesday morning August whole no. 2099. The Charley Rose mystery. The report that the father was a party to the kidnapping of the child a arrest of the shrewd a negro who set it afloat and traded upon it. Philadelphia Cor. Of the n. World not the least sensational of the Many sen rational features of the Charley Ross Case is disclosed to Day in the narrative of the arrest of Nelson Parker a negro on the charge of quot conspiring with others to extort moneys and defraud by counterfeiting or forging the names of c. K. Ross Levi Feigel it al. To a paper purporting to be a contract for the taking away and retaining of Charles in other words it is charged that he has been setting afloat deliberately a Story which some people have not hesitated to believe a specially since or. Barnum came into the Field with his offer for the boy to the effect that the child was not stolen at All but taken away with his fathers privity and consent. Nelson Parker according to the times comes of a family of criminals his father and Brothers having All served terms in prison. He is a very Quick witted Man and Ever on the Alert and his ability As a Penman has frequently got him into trouble. He was once a methodist preacher then opened an Oyster Saloon in Harrisburg that became the resort of the most desperate criminals in the town. Finally in May 1872, he was convicted of forgery and sent up for three years. Shortly after his release he was arrested with some stolen harness in his Possession. Upon searching the prisoner a number of letters were found in his Possession that seemed to throw a new Light upon the Ross Case. After considerable persuasion he consented to make a clean breast of the entire affair his House was visited and a number of other seemingly important letters bearing upon the great mystery were found in a trunk. Acting upon the information they contained the police arrested barah Brown a coloured woman who was supposed to have Harley Rosss clothing in her Possession Samuel Benners and James Pigott. At their examination the letters were produced in evidence and Parker further testified that since his release lie had had conversations with Benners in which the latter admitted his complicity in the abduction. The letters there All received by him while in Cherry Hill. The papers contained Riany hints and a few Plain statements in reference to the Ross Case and the connection of the prisoners with Mosher and Douglass. Upon this evidence the prisoners were committed without bail for trial. People had Good ground for thinking that they Lead caught the abductors since Parker had received the letters in prison and the exp insure was not of his seeking. The author ties however soon became convinced that he had written All the letters and the prisoners were released on their own recognizance after some months confinement. Parker was silent for some time after this but Early this year he made a desperate bid for notoriety which he appears to seek with passionate earnestness announcing a new Charley Ross Story and by cunningly imposing upon the credulity of a number of people each of whom was to enjoy the exclusive privilege of discovering the boy stolen july 1, 1874, he obtained considerable Money. The new Story was a remarkable one. Or. Ross he claimed was a party to the abduction of his child and Charley was taken away by Mosher and one of his own uncles a or. Lewis. At the place where Walter Ross was induced to leave the Carriage to obtain Candy and fire crackers Douglass took or. Lewis place and the Carriage was then driven away. Under assumed names the boy was confined in various Catholic convents throughout the state until Mosher and Douglas met their deaths at Bay Ridge. The Moth powder that these two men were known to have peddled throughout Pennsylvania was obtained from the Clinton Institute in new York a Branch of which was at 249 South thirteenth Street Philadelphia under the care of or. Saunders. When Mosher and Douglass were killed Charley Ross fell into the hands of the Institute people and or. Saunders Sam Benners a Doc Bell or. James Brown p. E. Cook Fred Yoster a a Doc Beville Isaiah Randolph and a number of Osiier people became possessors of the great secret Ana they now have Possession of the boy. Such was the wonderful Story Parker concocted and first revealed to a times reporter who had for a Long time been working on the Case but it was some time before he would assign any cause for or. Ross desire to abduct his own Bon. Finally he explained that or. Ross had an aged relative who was extremely wealthy and about the death of whose infant son there existed a doubt consequently or. Ross had hit upon the plan of causing his own son to disappear for several years Ami then bringing him Forward As the Rich old Many a son and heir. At times also he would insinuate that or. Ross desired to excite sympathy in his behalf during his financial distress by having his boy stolen. An agreement according to Parker a Story existed Between Ross and Mosher and Douglass by which the latter were to receive $1.000 Cash and thirty dollars per month for seven rears for their services in stealing and hiding the boy. The rewards offered for the child a recovery and the letters received from the abductors were All parts of a deep Laid conspiracy the purpose being to screen or. Ross guilt. The boys clothing was hid in a Cave near Potts Ville and his curls were in Possession of barah Brown in Harrisburg. In support of All these allegations Parker exhibited a multitude of letters from men said to be concerned in the concealment of the child. Or. Logan an Amateur detective who has spent much time labor and Money in following up profitless clues was also favored with communications from the men. Parker himself had about one Hundred and fifty letters bearing upon the Case. Many of them were evidently written by himself but some of the writers notably p. E. Cook James Brown Isaiah Randolph and a a Doc Beville have peculiarities of penmanship of their own proving that he had accomplices in his trickery. According to the correspondence so cunningly fabricated after the release of Benner and the other two prisoners the gang that had Charley in their care became satisfied with certain explanations of Parker a and again made him their confidant being desirous of getting rid of the boy without betraying either themselves or or. Ross. Then came another. Letter from James Brown hinting that Pat Cook and the others had been silenced by or. Ross / quot Camden december 12. 1876. Quot Nelsons you Are sad we know for we know you Are disappointed in not getting the things we have wrote to the Friend or. L. And explained All. Now we will take the True Dan. Which Ross cant defeat. Atid will appear against him he has bought Pat. And the rest Only you come to see us. If one curl would do we can give that without his consent. Or. Logan should not of went to Boss for that la what we were afraid off. He is soared to death we just got a letter from Pat. Ross went there the same Day to Alicel Gan went to see him. The next letter contains p is Benners mistress and the clothing referred to is supposed to be that of Charley Ross a Harrisburg april 28, 1877. Quot dear Friend we arrived Here Safe and Only wish you were Here with us. We just got a secret dispatch from which we learn that Alice is trying to act dirty with us. We hear she has sent to Doc Brown or Benners at Baltimore or Hagerstown a Box containing some clothing and papers that we had in store for our Friend l. That will not defeat us but it is a Man dirty trick. I think the old Man c., has bought her off for when we last heard from him he declared he would deceive the Community for years to come unless we gave him Awny. Now you know we do not want to put him to trouble but he must not Humbug us too much and if we find that it is him that a doing this although he made his brag to Friend Parker that he had Money to spend and when his fave out he had friends to furnish More and e intended to work the Case of his son himself and he did not believe any three men could be convinced that he had a hand in the hiding of his child and that he could with his assistance of friends Sway any judge or jury and you know since you told us what lieutenant Beale said about you he has declared that you shall gain no ground and if he could Only get you in court and us away he would make you sweat. Now if he is acting dirty with us Well soon Stop his Progress or die in the Effort. You go Over to Jersey and see if Yon can find out what has occurred and be ready to report when we return. A a yours in Confidence soon after receiving this letter Parker produced and sold to Logan what he declared to be one of the missing boys stockings a Cotton stocking striped with Blue and darned about the too. Logan paid him $25 for it. Parker meanwhile was placing the boy at various schools in this state and Maryland now at an Academy in York anon in a school near Pikeville mu., under the care of a Frenchman with the remarkable name of eysmans. He finally admitted that these boys were Shams used for drawing attention from the genuine youngster and agreed to accompany the times reporter to Baltimore and there deliver to him the child. This was in june last and Parker was very anxious to carry out Bis Promise but unfortunately some mysterious enemy threw Cayenne Pepper in Bis eyes and tried to Stab him these assaults Are now proved to have been bogus like the letters and so be could not keep his appointment. A trip was finally made to Harrisburg York Ami Baltimore in company with the times reporter. The boy was to be found in the care of James Brown at the office of or. Ricord 141 Fayette Street Baltimore. He was not there but this of course was because Brown was frightened lest Parker should prosecute him for throwing Pepper in his eyes and stabbing him. Information however was obtained by the reporter without Parker a knowledge of the existence of a gang working with him in the conspiracy and their haunts were ascertained although it is not deemed advisable now to make them Public. Subsequently Parker tried to add the name of John t. Manaban of this City to his list of dupes but or. Manahan pursued a decided course and by using a revolver obtained a Good Deal of valuable information in reference to the doings of the gang. He bad three interviews with the supposed custodians of the abducted boy but each time the place of meeting was changed he invariably being escorted there without a moments notice the interview each time being held in a perfectly dark room. The men wanted bar numbs Reward of $10,000, and desired that or. Manahan should manage the Transfer of the boy although and it was Here of course that their purpose manifested itself he would have to Advance a Little Money for necessary expenses. But he was not to be caught although subsequently he did give Parker $25 for certain articles Only however to satisfy himself that the entire Story was a fabrication. The articles were nothing More than the clothing of Charley Brewster Ross and the written agreement Between or. Ross and the abductors. The clothing was examined by the nurse who dressed Charley the Day he was stolen. She said that the material of the dresses was the same As that of which Charleys clothes were made but that they were not fashioned like his. The stocking she was not sure about but the darning thread resembled that used by mrs. Ross and the stocking itself looked somewhat like Charleys. The agreement was written in the handwriting of p. E. Cook. It was witnessed by or. Saunders and was signed a a Christian k. by its terms Charley Ross was to be kept in hiding for seven years and for this service William Johnson Mosher and Joseph Clark Douglass were to receive $1,000 Cash and $30 per month for seven years. The agreement was marked with a Large red Seal the Seal of a a the fire Relief association a dated july 24, 1876, although the �?�6�?� was partly scratched away. The document was dated july 14, 1874. A the Story of a letter a says the times report a will exemplify Parker a shrewdness. He at one time said that or. Ross was in the habit of meeting Cook and Brown in a stable in the Vicinity of ninth and Spruce streets. Upon one occasion however he met them in Clinton Street above Deacon Stow Ellis Gold. Hunting for hidden Tren Inre with Joe ninth in Ante mormon Day the min Ful Kite into Whiteh a Good la re by clan former won led by to Lent for Kleher. Tenth and while talking to them dropped a letter addressed to a Christian k. Ross. 212 North eighth Street a and written by James Brown. It contained important to the abduction. This matter was followed up and it was actually found that such a letter was picked up by a servant girl residing on Spruce Street below tenth. The p it Stan who hands or. Ross his letters at once said however that he was positive he had never delivered the one in question so that Parker undoubtedly manipulated the entire Parker is in jail for a murderous attack on a coloured woman and As his dupe Logan has been awakened to the fact that he was outrageously bamboozled and has secured the documents for which Parker obtained Money the prosecution of the Clever negro is Likely to he pushed to the bitter end. Or. Spofford the congressional librarian has been seeking for a Long time for a com elite set of a Peter Parley a tales for the Library of Congress. Strange As the circumstance May appear the search has thus far brought to Light no one who has kept together the stories of one of the Best known of american authors. Clara Morris does no to make the enormous profits some people imagine. Luxuries Are it her necessities. Whenever she plays she pays $10 to a physician to be in attendance behind the scenes. For evening attendance in a Short season of. Quot miss Multop her Bills ran up to $300. A mayor Ely of new boric and mayor Ely of Norwalk Are at Saratoga and a one is a Bachelor and the other a married Man tilings get mixed occasionally. A a from the new York world Hrolf a Century ago there lived on a farm in Afton Chenango county then called South Bainbridge a Good settler named Isaiah 8towell. He was straight and Strong in Dogma and filled the responsible position of Deacon in the presbyterian Church to the edification of All people. By hard work and frugality Deacon Stowell accumulated a moderate competency and his Large family of Broad shouldered sons and Rosy cheeked daughters were the envy of the neighbourhood. But like Many other Good men the Deacon had his Little weakness and would make haste to be Rich. There was no Stock Exchange in those Days or he might have a gone broken on Jersey Central. As it was he contented himself with the Faith and practice that untold sums of Gold Hud been hidden in the Earth by extinct tribes of indians or highwaymen or something of the sort and that it was to he his Especial Good Luck to find All this Gold. Northern Pennsylvania near Lun Sboro and Susquehanna was believed by him to be the Gold bearing Region and with assistants and the proper tools he made frequent journeys to the wild country about Starrucca Creek and spent weeks in delving in the Rocky Mountain sides at the Rise of the Blue Ridge Range. During his searches Deacon Stowell and his party camped out in the Woods living upon the fir visions brought from his Home in the Ertile Chenango Valley and the game that filled the Region in abundance. The concealed wealth that occupied his sleeping and waking thoughts he never found hut his constant failure and fresh outlays of Money did not Dampen his ardor. His family and the members of his Church remonstrated with him but to no purpose. It was during one of his digging excursions near Lanesboro that Deacon Stowell heard of the remarkable Powers which Joseph Smith a Young fellow who had lived near great Bend about Twenty Miles South on the Susquehanna Stiver was reputed to possess. Smith it was said could see objects which Lay fifty feet below the surface of the Earth with entire distinctness. At this time however his father a poverty stricken Man had removed with his family from great Bend to the neighbourhood of Palmyra n. Y., and left Only the Fame of his son behind. But the stories told he the country Folk were enough to fire the imagination of crazy Deacon Stowell and he was determined to have the assistance of Young Smith at All Odds. Stocking a Wagon with enough a revisions to last him for the journey the Jacon harnessed a team and started for Palmyra. Young Joe Smith who afterwards became the mormon Prophet was at this time about Twenty years old and the neighbourhood looked upon him As ungodly and to he avoided. His spare moments were occupied in meditation and lie very rarely joined his Boyish acquaintances in their rustic sports. He pretended to possess the Power of second sight and had no hesitation in saying that he had been brought into the world by god to work out certain plans of the almighty on Earth. It is said that he was regular at his meals however arduous his solitary wrestling in spirit and his preoccupation probably had a Good Deal to do with his fathers poverty. Crazy Deacon Stowell became Smiths disciple at once and Smith told him the Story of a wonderful Stone he had found. According to this Story Smith when quite a boy heard of a Young girl living within a few Miles of his futher a House no possessed a magic Glass by looking into which she could see objects that were invisible to others. Young Joe was seized with an irresistible desire to see this wonderful Glass and obtained that Boon. The Glass was put into a hat to exclude the Light and the Hoy gazed. For a Long time he saw nothing hut finally a speck appeared which assumed the proportions of a Small Stone seemingly a Long Way old a. The Stone grew brighter and brighter until it finally glowed like a Calcium Light or since this was in 1820�?like the Sun at Noonday. At last the Glass showed him that the Stone was hidden under the roots of a Small tree near a Small Stream on the South Side of Lake Erie not far from the Boundary line Between new York and Pennsylvania. Often afterwards Smith looked in the Glass seeing Only the same sight and after thinking and pondering on the subject for several years determined to find the Stone. Equipped with a few shillings in Cash and a bundle of started on foot when Money and provisions gave out he surprised himself by working at far. Mersy houses on the Way until he was Able to renew his travels. After walking 150 Miles he found himself at the Mouth a of a Creek which he remembered seeing in the Glass. A Farmer Lent him a pick and shovel and he soon found the tree and the magic Stone. The latter he carried to the Creek washed the dirt from its smooth surface and gazed a a into it. To his great Joy he found that he was possessed of an All seeing Eye whose vision penetrated water and annihilated space. The Stone was of the size of a hens egg curved in the shape of a High i stepped slide and was composed of layers of different colors passing diagonally through it. Joseph returned his borrowed tools and with a glad heart turned toward the rising Sun and walked Home. The Good Deacon used his Powers of entreaty so Well that Young Smith agreed to return with him and Aid in the search for Gold. Meantime Deacon Stowell purchased a farm at Susquehanna and moved his family there from Afton. The Young Prophet was installed therein not exactly to toe satisfaction of the other members of the family. Smith by the Aid of the magic Stone ascertained that Manv years before a band of robbers had buried a Box of treasure in certain Flat lands on the deacons farm. To protect this treasure Smith said the robbers had by sacrifice Laid a Charm upon it so that it could not be recovered except by Faith and certain talismanic influences. The diggers prepared themselves for work by fasting and prayer for several Days. Smith assured the Deacon that it was utterly useless for him to begin digging without an absolute Faith that the labor would be successful. When the Deacon had banished All his doubts the party went to work with Awe in the presence of the Charm. A few feet from the surface a shovel in the hands of the Deacon touched a hard substance and hastily throwing Back the dirt he discovered the top of a Square wooden Chest bound with hoops of Iron. But while Smith Stowell and their assistant one Thompson were gazing with Awe Ana wonder on the sight the Box gradually Sank in the ground and was soon gone. They dug and uncovered it again and it disappeared again. This was kept up until it ceased to be amusing and Smith was called upon to dispel the Charm. He gave Deacon Stowell some instructions. The utter sending provisions he toward the West. Liis presbyterian training to the winds went to his Stock Yard and selected a Ewe Lamb the finest in the fold with pure White skin and fleece. It was washed until it was perfectly spotless. Meantime darkness has settled Down Over the Susquehanna Valley and the rites for the propitiation of the Demon who guarded the treasure were carried on by the Light of a single lantern. The Lamb was brought to the Edge of the pit and a bowl placed in readiness to catch its blood. The Deacon got upon his Knees and prayed probably to the Demon while Smith Drew the sacrificial Butcher knife across the lambs Throat and then moved in circles about the pit sprinkling the blood around it. Then the party resumed their picks and shovels but even find the top of the Box any More. Deacon Stowell and Joe Smith kept up this circus in various promising places for a while but the Deacon never got any hidden treasure and slowly hut surely was spending the competence he had amassed. His sons became very much incensed against Smith alleging that he had unlimited control Over the actions of their father and caused him to foolishly squander his property. In february 1826, the sons caused Joe a arrest As a vagrant and the trial occurred before Albert Neely esq., father of Bishop Neely of Maine. The country folks for Miles around attended the trial. The affidavits of the sons were read and the Prophet put upon the stand. He testified to but Little concerning the charge on which lie was arrested but gave the history of his Youthful Days told about the finding of the magic Stone and claimed to possess All the Powers which the infatuated Deacon believed to reside in him. The magic Stone was exhibited to court. Joseph Smith sen., the father of the Prophet who is described As having been a most disreputable looking person testified in his songs behalf describing his wonderful Success As a seer. Deacon Stowell also testified in the prophets behalf and gave Many circumstances corroborative of the supernatural Powers possessed by the Young Man. Young Smith he said could see things fifty feet below the surface of the ground As plainly As he could see the articles on the j Udger stable. A Deacon Stowell do i understand you As swearing before god under the solemn oath you have taken that you believe that a a do 1 believe it a was the reply. A do i believe it no it is not a matter of belief. I positively know it to be Thompson one of the employees of Deacon Stowell related the Story of the mysterious sinking of the Box told above. Smith was discharged mainly on the testimony of Deacon Stowell and lie continued to reside in the neighbourhood. About four years after it is said Smith by the Aid of his magic Stone found the Book of mormon. This elder la Ratt of the mormon Church says was when he was but fourteen years old but the people of Susquehanna say he was nearer Twenty five. A and Stone that has Eit Ocford Over hair a Hundred cares. Harrodsburg Cor. Courier journal i saw a genuine mad Stone to Day the Only one to my knowledge in Kentucky. It is in the Possession of a Farmer of this county one w. F. Clarkson who proved its Virtues for the fifty ninth time since he has owned it this morning by applying it to a wound thought to have contained virus from the saliva of a mad dog. The Stone actually stuck adhered to the wound for Over one hour absorbing the Poison its owner said. Several Days since a mad dog wandered into the Beautiful grounds of st. Catherine a of Sienna a Convent near Springfield in Washington county where dwell some forty or fifty nuns and before the do could be dispatched he had bitten two or three dogs belonging to the Convent one a valuable Little terrier to which sister Mary Benven was very much attached. After the Little canine was wounded he ran covered with the saliva of the mad dog to Mary Benven. Who patted him affectionately and wiped the saliva from his head with her hand upon one Finger of which was a scratch or Small abrasion of the skin. In a Day or so the wound instead of Healing exhibited signs which alarmed her and All the Sisters in tiie Convent and the fears of a horrible death from hydrophobia caused her to seek a mad Stone hence her trip to this county and to Clarkson a yesterday who applied the Stone with the result stated and upon its reapplication this morning it a failed to stick a showing that its work had been successfully a dished the first time it was applied. Jen Ven was very much relieved a it a Van was very much relieved and a com sister returned to st. Catherine a to Day rejoicing As did those who accompanied her All feeling the utmost Confidence in the Virtues of the mad Stone. Or. Clarkson who resides near pleasant Hill Post office has had this Stone in his Possession for Twenty three years and during this period has successfully treated fifty nine cases of bites of dogs cats snakes and poisonous insects As Many persons residing in Marion Washington and Casey counties can testify including physicians who were sceptics in regard to its curative qualities before witnessing experiments with tiie Stone. Peter Saunders of Washington county was badly bitten four years ago by a mad dog and it is said by reliable persons was entirely relieved by the application of this identical Stone and several hogs and horses bitten at the same time by the same dog that bit Saunders died of hydrophobia. The particulars of this affair including a communication from or. Yandell of Louisville who ridiculed the idea of a mad Stone possessing any extraordinary curative Powers were published about that time in the Springfield kentuckian and the article was extensively copied and commented upon. Or. Clarkson claims to have procured this Stone of an italian who brought it from Switzerland. It is about one Inch in thickness by one and a half inches Long and perhaps weighs about two ounces. It resembles somewhat a piece of Bone being very porous the pores running in one direction and All parallel though it is much harder than Bone. After being applied to a wound containing virus until it ceases to adhere it requires to be soaked in a mixture of warm milk and water when it May be again applied and so on until All the Poison has been absorbed or drawn out. Clarkson was once offered a handsome Price for it by parties in Canada but refused to part with it. A thrilling adventure. Considerable Sessor. Revenue to it has afforded its present pos assayer Eckfeldt of the Philadelphia mint was appointed by or. Lincoln to succeed his father who in tura was appointed by general Jackson to succeed Lii father who was appointed by general Washington. Peril of wit air fun Hines attacked by a shark retrospection in the face of danger. Ban Francisco Post in 1836 Captain Blanks the Captain does not wish his name mentioned was first mate of a whale ship cruising out of new Bedford. The William King was one of those old fashioned tubs Peculiar to the last Century sailing equally Well either Way How or Stern. Off Telegraph Hill near san Francisco a school of whales were raised led by an immense Bull and steering in a northerly direction. Two boats were at once lowered but they had scarcely touched the water when the school parted one party running North the other South. Captain Blanks boat followed one band while Jim Watson the mate followed the other. The captains boat had a Crew of magnificent oarsmen they Laid to their work with a will and after an hours pull came within Fange of the Bull. Captain Blank got an Iron into him in Short order the fish sounded and went Down at a Speed which almost equated that of the late a lightning express train. The line ran out with a deafening hum the Loggerhead smoked and the boat Lay her How deep into the water. Suddenly the Strain ceased the whale was coming up and every Eye conned the seas for a glimpse of the monster. He came up like a rocket struck the boat on the keel amidships with his nose and hurled it thirty feet into the air. As it descended it capsized and fell Bottom uppermost. The men immediately swam for it and with the exception of the Captain reached it where they squatted holding on the keel and presenting the appearance of a lot of penguins nestling on a chunk of kelp. The Captain swam also up but finding the keel crowded resolved not to risk an upsetting by venturing upon it. So he put an oar under each Arm and treading water kept near the boat cheering the Crew who As was natural to men in their situation were nervous and Down hearted. They floated this Way several minutes and were gradually getting Over the first Shock when the stroke oarsman a Gigantic negro called out a look dark a shark a nothing so horrifies a Sailor As the appearance of that ravenous fish in hours of peril. The Crew looked and saw a huge bottle nosed shark floating apparently not More than a fathom below the surface. The Captain saw the monster also and Felt his chances of escape dwindle to a cipher nevertheless he did not lose courage and instead of hastening the event which seemed beyond prevention resolved to escape if possible lie knew that a shark would never bite at an unsteady bait. The nose of tie creature is in its Way it must turn of its Side to snap and then Only when the object is stationary. It May he so for a second Only but that is enough the shark darts like lightning and in a moment seizes its prey. The Captain knew this and knew his Only salvation depended on his keeping constantly in motion. The least pause would lie fatal so with the two oars under his arms lie kept afloat moving about incessantly his eyes fixed on the dark monster beneath him which followed wherever lie moved. Such a situation would be Apt to affect the senses terribly yet the Captain says he a never Calmer never less troubled and never less afraid of death. His mind Iio Wever was unusually Active every circumstance of his life came before him with the clearness of Noonday. The scenes of Liis youth in particular passed before him in vivid colouring. He saw the old farm House in which he was born the Hills Woods and Meadows surrounding it the Distant Village the Church spire the Hocks on the Plains the winding River the cows browsing in the Fields he heard the Clatter of the Mill the songs of the mowers the Birds singing in the Groves and the gun echoing among the Hills. He heard too the voice of one dearer to him than All on Earth the voice of one but All this took place while a rapacious monster was floating within a few feet of him waiting Only for a moment s pause in his movements to rend him to pieces. The second boat having now rescued the wrecked men approached the Captain who ordered its Crew to shoot by him at full Speed and As it passed he would grasp it and Spring in the critical moment being when he would lose motion and the shark would he Likely to seize him. Iio Wever that risk must be taken. The mate faithfully carried out his directions. The men strained every sinew. They were whale men and As such to Gallant oarsmen and the Speed at which they sent that boat driving through the water would have shamed the flight of the swiftest sea Bird. The boat itself was scarcely seen buried in a double Wall of foaming Spray the oars bending like Reeds and the gunwales quivering at each stroke. It took a steady nerve an Eagle glance and a lightning grasp to secure tiie flying Craft but the Captain had these and As it passed seized the starboard gunwale Anco was thrown like a shot into the boat. At the Samo instant the Sharks head Rose above the water and the jaws snapped with a sound audible for a considerable distance. The Captain As he himself remarked escaped a Only by a scratch a the moment that he was stationary the shark snapped at him the velocity of his subsequent motion Only saving him from a most horrible death. Thought head find a Camp meeting. From the Detroit free press he had an old umbrella Over his head but there were so Many holes in the Cotton that he might have better used the handle for a Cane. He walked up and Down Woodward Avenue in the rain yesterday and stood under awnings in the rain and he crowded into doorways to get out of the rain. At two of clock a Man who knew him came along and found him seated on a grind Stone on the walk the old umbrella shedding one drop of rain where it took in a pint. He wus slowly eating cheap peanuts and seeing if he could count one Hundred Between the claps of Thunder. A hello going to the circus a queried the acquaintance. A i done to think so a Wras the solemn answer. A going to the regatta a quot i done to think a Well where Are you going this afternoon a the Man with the old umbrella shivered As a fresh Supply of water ran Down his Back and rolling up his eyes in a pleading Wayne replied quot in i think ill Camp meeting 1�?� look around and find a Boston Post senator Jones wishes to fix the volume of the currency by the number of Heads counted in the United states census. We should prefer forty acres and a mule. Borop Francis track says this nation is Bank rapt. He would be willing to be appointed a receiver at a Peanut a whence the artificial Eye and in what numbers they Are sold. From the new York son Between eight and ten thousand eyes Are sold annually in the United 8tates. An Eye maker gives one in 125 As the proportion of one eyed people. Computing the population of the country at 42,060,000, this rate gives 326,000 As the number of persons with Only Ami Eye in the a Eublio. Consequently while 10,000 people Supply their optical Fidenco with an artificial Eye 226,000 without. In proportion to the population de go a a the Eye maker said there Are More one by it people in Paterson n. J., than in any other town in this or any other country. All towns that have Many foundries or factories and whose air is impregnated with soot and smoke count their one eyed inhabitants by the score hut Paterson is ahead of the rest. The Eye maker knew of the three proprietors of a single foundry there each losing an Eye. Pittsburg comes next. In this City one eyed folks abound in the neighbourhood of manufacturing establishments. Once he had four patients from near a foundry in West eleventh Street alone. Not Only the foul atmosphere destroys the sight but flying pieces of Metal Burn out the eyes of the workmen. An importer who Sells 1,500 eyes annually sends one third to Canada Chicago takes 300, and Cincinnati More than st. Louis. New Orleans Nashville and other towns West and South buy the remainder. The color for eyes most in demand is what is known As a Irish blues a a peculiarly Light azure that predominates in Ireland. The average Cost of an Eye is $10. He Sells comparatively few eyes in this City As new yorkers prefer to have their eyes made to order. A misers will. Living in rage and filth for team and leaving a Large Fortune to benevolent institutions. From the Pittsburg commercial last week the commercial Gazette published the particulars of the death some time since in Brush township Jefferson county Ohio about ten Miles from Steubenville of Matthew Russell an old Bachelor and miser in the eighty second year of his age. Those conversant with the circumstances of his life and death alleged that he lived a life of abject poverty in order to gratify his passion for hoarding Money and that when he died it was in an old hut which had been used As a pig pen. Until within a Day or two it was supposed that he had died intestate. Under this supposition Kenneth Mcintosh a Pittsburg lawyer by order of court took out letters of administration on the estate. On the premises of the deceased he found $4,000, and a key to a Box in the Safe Deposit company of this City. This Box when opened was found to contain $21,000 in greenbacks $10,000 in Bonds of the City of Steubenville and $30,000 in government Bonds to which were attached coupons representing eight years interest in Gold. These together with the $4,000 found in the House made a Fortune of $65,000, which it was then believed would he distributed among the heirs. But it turns out that a will has been found and under its provisions the heirs Are entitled to but a Small proportion of the estate. The nearest known relatives of the deceased Are six cousins three of whom reside in England and three in this country. The latter Are mrs. Of Hara of Sharps Burg and two persons named Russell living near Steubenville. The will was written in this City last May about sixty five Days before the death of the testator by a Pittsburg lawyer and is witnessed by two residents of this City. It names As executors Joseph Jackman of Ohio and William Floyd of this City both of whom were personal friends of the deceased. The discovery of this testament will in All probability result in a warm Legal fight As it is not Likely that the heirs will give up their prospects without a struggle. The larger portion of the property is bequeathed to benevolent institutions in Ohio but How much and where our reporter could not ascertain. Two lawyers from Steubenville were in the City yesterday on business connected with his will. There is no doubt of the genuineness of the will which can he proved. The fight will be made on the ground that the old Man was of unsound mind and incapable of disposing of his property rightly. The entire estate is in the vaults of the Safe Deposit company and can be transformed into ready Cash inside of two hours. A correspondent writing from Hammonds Ville Ohio takes exception to the allegation Liat the deceased lived in abject poverty and pronounces such a statement an unmitigated falsehood. He says the Brothers one of whom died in 1863, a owned Between three and four thousand acres of land and were surrounded by All that was necessary to make them comfortable except a wife whose place was filled by a widowed lady of Noble character who with her family resided with them for Many years. On their Large and c reductive farm they used to raise a thousand bushels of wheat in a single season and other crops in proportion. They also made a Large amount of Money by hog raising. Their table groaned under its Load of Good substantial they were in Good standing in society and associated with the most respectable people in the Community. They were shrewd business men and having read and travelled extensively were Well informed upon almost every subject. When they left the farm they did not move into a a pig pen a but into a comfortable Frame House containing two rooms where they resided for a Short time until they could find a suitable place to locate. Since the death of his brother Matthew has had no permanent residence but boarded with friends at different places and paid for it. Or. Russell did not die in a a miserable Hovel a but at the splendid and commodious residence of Matthew c. Russell esq., of Brush Creek township from whom the key to the Box with the Safe Deposit company was obtained by Kenneth Mcintosh esq., who Lias been appointed auxiliary administrator to Transfer the estate to the proper parties in this county where or. Russell resided at the time of his no cause for complaint. Worcester press.1 he was a singularly grave Man even for a Sexton. For nearly half a Century he had been a Public functionary Lead performed the conspicuous duties of a Sexton yet no one had Ever seen him smile. Occasionally he joked but he did it in such a funeral manner that no one could accuse him of levity. One Day he was standing on the Church Steps wiping his melancholy features with a red Bandana. A Hearse stood near and three or four carriages were drawn up behind it. The notes of the Organ floated out of the windows with solemn effect. A stranger came along and said a funeral a. A and the old Sexton gravely bowed Hie head it was. A a who a dead a the old Man again wiped his brow and gave the name of the deceased. A what complaint a asked the inquisitive stranger. Solemnly placing his Bandana in his hat and covering his mid head the old Sexton made answer quot there is no complaint every body la entirely Dorr Piatt complains that the government does no to encourage Matrimony. And neither does it encourage Hiu

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