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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office on Main street, opposite Cosmopolitan
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Okkice In Marks' brick, up stairs.
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ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office Next door to Hogan'a Store.
W. N. MOORE,
General' Insurance Agent.
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ROSEBURG, : : : : OREGON. .
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Office with Lane & Lane, opposite the
Rose bu rg, Douglas County. Oregon.
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ALL WORK WARRANTED.
Dealer, In Watches, Clocks. Jewelry.
Spectacle and Eyeglasses. -
AND A FULL US OF
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Th only reliable Optomer in town fur the proper adjust
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Office In Hamilton Brick Block,
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And everything in the Boot and Shoe line, and .
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TOYS AND NOTIONS.
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FIRST-CLASS BLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS
AND THE '
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Hotel at the Depot of the Railroad.
. Next Door Live Oak Saloon.
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have the Best
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. aar a ss wskHk ckiaw, ul
"Good-morningr, pretty maid, whose eyes
The brto-htftst stars outshine.
I've oome to, beg- that you will choose
And whv should I choose you. and why?"
The pretty maiden made reply. ,
"Because I have a groodly house
Set 'raid the goodliest lands,
Where you may reigrn, served faithfully
By willingr hearts and hands."
"That Is. I think, no reason why."
The pretty maiden made reply. ,
"Because I can on you bestow' ,
The loveliest things to wear.
Gay silken robes and lace's tine,
And Jewels rich and rare.
"That is. I think, no reason why.
The pretty maiden made reply.
"Because I love you, oh ! so well,
Sotender and so true.
That I would fain from every care,
Mv darlinir shelter you." -
"Ahl now 1 see the reason why."
The pretty maiden made reply.
Bo take my heart, dear youtn ior mine;
I choose thee for my Valentine."
tiarper a oaaar.
THE HAUNTED BitLDGE.
Superstition in the Highlands of
There are probably few readers who
are not familiar, to a greater or lesser
extent, with the well-ventilated subject
of superstition in the Highlands of Scot
land. There are few mountain coun
tries throughout the world that are not
rich in lore and legend'relating to the
supernatural; their very configuration
susrsrests that agencies more than ordi
nary have been employed in shaping
out their features. It is curious to notice
how very largely the demoniac theory
enters into the calculations of the peas
antry. " For one fairy fflen or knowe
there are a dozen devil's mills, bridges,
caldrons or puncn-Dowis; in iact, it is
almost always the beings that are sup-
Eosed to be baleful and inimical to the
uman race that have had their person
ality perpetuated in these legends. This
certainly seems a little incongruous;
but as this is not a treatise on demon-
ologv, we are content to leave it so.
superstition is part of the being oi
the mountaineer.- Brave even to rash
ness, he will face the natural dangers
that beset his life in the torrent, on the
peak, or in the forest; be fears no odds
'when he meets his foes. And yet this
man, who can tread the dizzv ledges on
the face of a precipice who can hurl
(himself on leveled steel, is more timid
ned than a child when he
conceives that forces other than earthly
are being brougnt to bear on nim. It is
rmrtlv to the style-and manner of his
. fife that he owes all this. He is brought
.more into the presence of nature than
his neighbor of the plains; he becomes
limbueuwith the spirit of his surround-
;inrs; the deep dark gloom of the woods.
the lonesomeness of the mountain soli
- - ij -
tudes, the voices of the storm and oi
the torrent, and of their reproduction in
icai imagination Degotten oi sucn an
(existence finishes the process. Thus,
I the roar of a waterfall in its dark chasm
i becomes to mm tne nownngs oi some
. demon prisoned among the rocks: the
sighing of the winds through the forest
trees is caused by the passage of spirits;
1 the mists that furl around the moun
, tain peaks ;and are wafted so silently
. across crest and corrie are disembodied
ghostsT and the sounds that breaK the
.stillness of the night are the shrieks
and yells of fiends and their victims,
Ihi8 brings me to my story. I fancy
that most of my readers are acquainted
Lmore of less with the scenery of the
.-ITio-hlands: but in the onuc. of hvfnr tho
.-a , -- j
i larger number of them I venture to say
I that such acquaintance extends only to
dress. If so, they only hall
know them. Brave is the tourist who
A. ' a a i "i. i
i ventures amiu me oens ana giens wnen
! rude King Borea3 lords it over them
when winter s wind' roars adown the
i gorges of the hill, staggering- the stal
wart pines, mingling the withered
leaves and the snow-flakes in the deso
late woods. When icicles hang from
the hoary rocks, and the deep drift
chokes up the ravines, mantles the
slopes of the corries and bends in cor
1 nices over the threatening cliffs: when
the river roars through the plain
brown and swollen and its parent tor
rents are leaping and raving among the
bowlders; when the mountain hare and
the ptarmigan are white as the snow
that harbors them, and the deer, driuen
from the hills by stress of weather,
roam m herds through the lowJying
wooas; ana the mountain fox leaves his
cairn and prowls around the farm and
the sheepfold then, if you would entei
into the spirit of loneliness and solitude,
tane your way to the Highlands. Do
not imagine, however, that such is theii
condition during the whole of winter;
on the - contrary, I have painted
a particularly black picture, nd it was
in very much better weather that, two
, or three years ago, I went north in De
' 1 . T
uemuer, on a visit to some menus min-
i verness-8hire. The particular part oi
the county I stayed in does not mate
rially affect my adventure, so I shall
not disclose it
Mv time soed bv verv uleasantlv. al
I 1 j x J v
; though the district did not afford many
neighbors at short distances; but this
was a circumstance that always pro
cured me an extra hearty welcome
when I ventured far enough from home
to call upon any people. On one of
these expeditions 1 had ridden to a
house about eight miles away, and the
, ate hour of my arrival brought about
an invitation to stay for dinner and
'spend the evening,
Mv frtAnrU iihpd
U1V inenUS UUSneUI
their hospitality to sudi an extent that
J they had almost prevailed upon me to
siay me nignt as wen, wnen a gooa
natured challenge changed my waver
ing plans into a firm determinat on to
be off. Our conversation after dinner
had not unnaturally turned upon ghost
stories, as the district was an out of
the way one, and the country folk were
fully persuaded of the existence of kel
pies and warlocks Of various kinds
What now happened was that some of
the young people fancied they naa
found the reason why I was willing to
stay all night, and boldly told me that I
was frightened to cross a certain briage
on my way home that had the reputa
,uou oi wing XT,
tion of beino haunted. 1 knew tno
rTA had assured
I a hJ W B. ft - -r -"
r" t x.a rn
ine country peop e mum,
,ui cue vAyciiuicut, wuoy w wuuy Z
: their heads and -averrea tnat noi ior
sums untold would they cross the bridce
aiter uiiriiiiuu. .ua me present occa
sion, as I had been foremost among' the I
skeptics during the story-telling, I
felt my reputation at stake; and
declaring I would on no account re
main, I gave orders to have my pony
brought round. The whole party came
to the door to see me start the elders
mveignmg against my foolishness in
off at that time 'of night; the
r TeoDle mvino me with horrors
telling me to be sore to come
ronnd next morning if alive and give
an account of my adventures. To all I
a merry reply, and hghting my
pipe, swinging myself into the saddle,
and shouting "Good night," I cantered
off down the avenue.
For a couple of miles the road led me
uown . a aeep wooaea glen, un Doth
sides the mountains towered aloft to a
height of more than two thousand feet,
their lower slopes thickly clad with pine
and birch, their shoulders and summits
white from a recent heavy snowfall.
The river poured along tumultously,
close beneath , the road, swirling past
frowning cliffs of rock,' brawling and
battling with heaps of bowlders, shoot
ing in sheets of glancing foam over cas
cade and rapid. By daylight the scene
was sufficiently grand and impressive ;
ilium mated as it now was by a faint
moonlight, it. was much more so. The
night was calm and slightly frosty; but
overhead a strong breeze was blowing,
and from time to time "the moon was
obscured by the flying clouds. The
play of light and shade brought about
by this was very beautiful; at one mo
ment the shaggy hillsides and ' deep
pools of the river were plunged in
deepest shadow; in the next a flood of
pale glory poured over them, pamt-
the rushing stream with silver.
shafts of light among
the tall trees,
on the dark
surface of the road. Each
clump of ferns, each bush and stump,
took, uncommon shape, and it required
no great stretch of imagination to con
vert the bowlders and reefs of rock out
in the stream into waterbulls and kel
pies. The rush and roar of the river
'drowned all other sounds; but vith the
exception of the echoing tread ot my
pony and the occasional baric oi a iox
from the hill there was nothing else to
be heard.- On my way down the glen 1
passed a few scattered cottage, but
their occupants were long ago in bed.
although it was not much past ten
The wilder . part of the glen ended in
a line pass, where the hills towered al
most straight up from the river, and
the- pines threw so deep a shadow that
for a few yards it was impossible to see
the road. " Just beyond, the mountains
retreated to right and left, and through
a short and level tract of meadow-land
road and stream made their way down
to the shores of the loch. Ahead of me
I could see its broad bosom glancing in
the moonlight, and the great snow-clad
mountains beyond it. As the improved
condition of the road now made" rapid
E regression easier,.! gave the pony his
ead and he went along .in, a style that
promised soon to land me at my des
tination. . -
There was only one thing
troubled me the haunted bridge,
past it, and I should thoroughly
my moonlight ride. I do not
whether it was the thought of the ghost
stories with which we had beguiled the
hours after dinenr, and which now kept
recurring to my mind in spite of all ef
forts to the contrary, or whether it was
the solemn and impressive scenery I had
passed through in the glen, that had
unstrung me; but the nearer I drew to
the bridge the more uncomfortable I
felt regarding it. It was not exactly
fear, but a vague presentment of evil
the Highland blood asserting itself. I
could not get rid of the sensation. I
tried to hum and whistle, but the forced
merriment soon died a natural death.
I was now on the loneliest part of the
road. From the bottom of the glen as
far as the bridge About three miles
there was not a single cottage; and more
than a mile on the other side of it lay a
scattered hamlet. lhe moon, too.
whicb had hitherto befriended me, now
threatened to withdraw its light, and
where clumps of trees overhung the
road the darkness was deep. The pony
carried me along bravely he knew he
waa ffAinff hnmo 9m1 in Q
and in a short time a
Tn M,i ci,n,r rv,a a
yu. U ill luv X ouvrvvvv av jvx- v vswv
tance ahead, a ribbon of white light
upon the darK hillside, it was tne
stream that ran beneath the fatal bridge.
Better get out of this as soon as possi
ble, I thought; , and with voice and stick I
encouraged the pony to increased speed.
On we went! The roar of the haunted
stream was loud and near now; the
gloom increased as we plunged deeper
into the wood that hlled its basin; in
another minute the bridge would be far
behind,- when, without the lest warn
ing, the pony shied to one side and
then stood stock still, quivering all
over. The shock all but sent my' fly
ing over his head; but by an eflort I
kept my seat. I had not far to look for
the cause of the beast's fright. Not a
dozen yards away were the dimly seen
parapets of the bridge; and on one of
them crouched an object that froze me
with terror. There are some moments
in which the events of a lifetime pass in
review; there are some glances in which
an infinity of detail . can be taken in
Quicker than eve can close. This was
one of them. 1 do not suppose that my
eve rested on the terror for more than
a" second; but in that brief space I saw
what seemed like the " upper part of a
distorted human body, hunchbacked
and without legs, with a face that
gioweu wnn me reu ujjm, w mo. j. van
P . -r i.
p-lowed with the red light of hre! I can
laugh now when v n '
but at the moment I remember getting j
the pony into motion- somehow" with
ctiV VivwIia jinrl voice, and sneediner
across the bridge like a thunderbolt,
crouching down, Tam O'Shanter-like,
and momentarily expecting to feel the
p-riD of a clammy hand on my neck! j
Hard, hard we galloped through the
hamlet I have mentioned; nor d:d l
slacken the pace until the lights of my
abode had gleamed throngh the planta
tion and we were safe and sound in the
To make a really good ghost-story
my narrative should go no further; but
the sequel has still to be told. I i in
vented an excuse to appease the
curiosity of my friends, who naturally
re anxious to know what had sent us
L . : -.W X 1 . a.WA Kj-iM
I Jiuuic ill bUwu z iainuu tu uuiiy iu
lather and myself with a scared,' unin-
,llio-iWA r.ainn T did Mat want to
tell the real story until I had made
some effort to unravel it. With this end
in view 1 started on foot soon after
breakfast for the house I had dined at.
intending to make a thorough examina
tion of the bridge and the course of the
stream on my way, and to question
some of the cottagers in the hamlet I
was saved the troublehowever. I had i
not gone much more than a mile when
I perceived commor alono- the road
toward me a sturdy peddler, with a for
cap on his head, and a pack of verv
lai'ge dimensions fastened on his broad
shoulders. Such fellows are verv com
monly met with in the . outlying dis
tricts of the Highlands, where they do
a roaring trade in ribbons, sham iew-
elry and small wares, besides carrying a
rund ot gossip from place to place. In
the specimen of the class now before
me I was not long in recognizing the
;host of the haunted brig,, and on
tailing him I was soon in possession of
the whole story. "Yes; he was the man
that was sitting on the bridge about
eleven o'clock; and was I the gentleman
that rode past as if all the witches in
the country-side were at his heels?
Faith, it was a proper fright I had given
"But tell me," I asked, "what on
earth were you doing there at such time
"Wee'i, sir, I was very late of gettin'
across the ferry; and.it was a langer
step than I had thocht doon to the
village; and I had a guid walk the day
already, and was tired-like. The brig
was kind o handy for a rest; so 1 just
sat down on the dike and had a bit
smoke o' the pipe. Losh, sir, when you
cam scounn past, 1 thocht it was the
deil himsel1; but then I just thocht it
was mysel sittin' in the shadow ' that
had frighted your beastie, and it ; had
run awa' wP you like. And when I
cam' the length o' the village, I just
had to creep into a bit shed; and wP
my pack and some straw I soon made a
So here was the whole story. The
deep shadow on the bridge had pre
vented me from seeing the sitter's legs;
the heavy knap-sack had given him a
hump-back; the fur cap and the glow of
the pipe accounted for the fiery counte
nance. With mutual explanations we
parted he to push his sales J, in the
villages beyond; I, to hurry on to the
house in the glen, whose inmates at hrst
evinced the liveliest interest in the over
night episode an interest, however,
which waned to disappointment as I
proceeded to explain how the ghost was
laid. I may mention that I omitted the
'scourin' past" portion of the adven
ture. How they will chaff me when
they read this! Chambers' Journal.
Quick on His Hind Legs.
A curious, little animal is on exhi
bition at a fancier's store in this city. It
is about the size of a small rat, and
looks like a lilliputian kangaroo. There
e no forelegs to be seen, ' although
there are two, but so small that they
onl? become visible when held out from
the animal's body, to which they closely
adhere. Its hind legs are just the re
verse, lhey seem out of all proportion
to the gerboa, as the little fellow is called.
By their aid he can clear a space of
fully thirty feet at a bound, flying
through the air like a gigantic - cricket
or bird. In shape they resemble the
legs of a spring chicken, and at a first
lance the gerboa looks like a bat which
as lost its wings. It is a native of South
Africa, and spends the greater part of
its life in the earth. When burrowing.
if it should meet a layer of stone, it
gnaws its way through it with as much
ease as a squirrel does a hickorvnut.
The natives of that country kill it for
food by pouring water into Its burrow
and striking it with a stick as it leaps
out. Its extraordinary leaping powers
-in which the little forearms are never
used has also given it the name of
flying hare. N. Y. Mail and Express.
Bryant' Tender Confidence.
The following very pretty anecdote is
told of the late William Cullen Bryant,
the poet, by a former associate in his
newspaper office, which illustrates the
good man's simplicity of heart. Says
the narrator: "Une morning many
l i ,K
years ago, after reaching his otfice and
trying in vain to begin work, he turned
tome and remarked: 'I can not get
along at all this morning.' 'Why not?'
I asked. 0,' he replied, 'I have done
wrong. When on my way here a little
boy flying a kite passed me. The string
of the kite having rubbed against my
face I seized it and broke it. The bov
lost his kite, but I did not stop to pay
him for it. I did wrong. I ought to
have paid him.' " This tenderness of
conscience went far toward making the
Eoet the kindly, noble, honorable, and
onored man that he was, whose death
was felt as a loss throughout the , land.
At a restaurant the other day the
antics of a green-looking customer, who
was twisting up in his- chair, and turn
ing ronnd in all sorts of contortions, at
tracted attention. Approaching him,
finally, the restaurant man asked in deep
perplexity: "What do you do that for?
For heaven's sake! what is the matter?
Was it the lobster?" ''Lobster be
blowed!" growled the victim, with well
feigned anger; "I'm only taking my
dessert." "Your dessert?" "Yealook
at your bill of fare." We threw our
eyes over it. It enumerated some dozen
good things for dinner, and at the bot-
o o- . .. . :
I tnm todi-o rnntrl in fair I a rrra txma fho
Times is so hard that I feel like
holding up a stage," murmured a half
famished prospector. And then he
added musingly, "but what 'ud: be the
use? Nine out of-tcn of the fellers
wouldn't have a tent, and the tenth 'ud
have gan." Denver Opinion
Ah immense chain has just been
made at NewburTport,'Mass. It i3 two
hundred feet long and weighs 7,200
pounds. It is made of two and one
third inch iron, and each link weighs
twenty-five pounds. Boston Globe."
Governor Kinkead, of Alaska, says
it will be impossible to build railroads
in that country. ATaska is larger than
all of the United btates east of the M14
6issippi River, v
LATE NEWS SUMMARY.
, Foreign and Domestic
Marshall iBazaine is now nenniless at
Madrid. ! - - ' !-
A Newbureh. N. Y.. bov has been fined
$1 for swearing on the streets.
Twenty inches of anow fell at St. Vin
cent, Mich.,: on the Cth of April.
The wheat croD over a . laree urea of.
West Virginia will be a failure.
Three Pennsylvania railroad have Just
passed into the hands of receivers
The EsvDtian Government has ordered
the raisin of an army of 5'J,000 me n. "
John W. Mackev has cone to Mexico to .
look after bis railway interests the re.
The Hhode Island Legislature Las de
feated the biennial sessions' amendment.
The younz ladies of the Ontario" Ladies'
College have organizedtwo base bait clubs.
Some 55.0C0 miners are about - to strike
in England against a reduction of wages.
Queen Victoria is renorted as beinar ner-
sonally very much opposed to a war with
Amone the exhibits' at 'the Crajtv" O'uilt
Show in Boston is a fire-screen containing
The Second Adventista of Concord. N.
H., predict that the end of the wrld will
come May 19th.
Mrs. De Sota. wifa of the ex-nresident
Of Honduras, has hono-ht a. hmif. rH Inf.
in New York for 210,000.
On the notification of the County At-,
torney, every liquor saloon in Atchison,
Kansas, has ceased to sell.
The 'Postmaster-General has introduced
in the British Commons a bill fixing the
rate of telegrams at six pence.
Grand Army Posts in every part of the
country have been sending resolutions of
sympathy to Gen. Grant recently. ,
The Governor of Victoria ;has issued an
order forbidding the entry of foreign ships
into port Phillip during tta night.
The Supreme Court of Iowa has unani
mously decided that every provision of the
Prohibitory Law is constitutional.
They are trying to get up a law in" Illi
nois compelling railroads to reduce their
rates for accommodationainsleepisg-cars.
A disease resembling cholera has broken
out at San Felipe de Jativa, Province of
Valencia, Spain, and the people are.panic
Mrs. Victoria Morosini Schilling has
withdrawn hersuitaain t her father for
moneys deposited in the Hanover Bank by
him for her use.
' In Tallahassee, Fla., a few days ago, a ;
couple were married who had only been
personally acquainted for the brief period
of ten minutes.
A perfect skeleton, to which was at-.
tached a balL and chain, was lately un
earthed twenty-five feet below the surface
of the earth near Savannah. . .
H. Quinn, a nephew of the Indian
Agent, who escaped, says fourteen per
sons were killed and many wounded in
the Frog Lake (Manitoba) massacre.
It is reported that the negroes near Eu
faula, Ala., are looking for a body of Yan
kee soldiers; who are expected to mas
sacre all the whites who voted for Cleve
land., - :---
The twelfth annual Convention of the
Wyoming Stock Growers' Association met
at Cheyenne last week. The attendance
was large. ! Sixty-seven new members
While Joseph Bohlman wa9 attending
to some repairs on the roof of the Gibson
House at Cincinnati, he caught hold of an
electric-light wire.aud was instantly killed
oy me shock.
Six thousand Canadian troops are sta
tioned along the bouid
the American Indians crossing. It Js said
that Riel has 3,000 men and six nine
Desoronto' Canada, is said to be HvhteA
with gas made from sawdust, a ton
of which yields 10,t00 feet of gas, at a net
cost, after deducting the value of hv-nrn-
ducts,of $1.6 per 1,000 feet.
On Broadway. New York, between Ca
nal and Fourteenth streets, there are seventy-five
large stores vacant. Dull times
and excessive rents demanded by the
owners are the cause of this.
Near Asheville, N. C, last week; a house
was robbed of 3.000 and the famiiy mur
dered. The victims were J. P. Jovw. ad-pH
75; Margaret Joyce, aged 19; Charles Joyce,
aged 2, and Mary Rice aged 40.
At the Chicago municipal election the
Democratic candidate for Mayor (Har
rison) defeated his opponent (Smith) by a
majority of 334. -The Republicans claim
fraud and will contest the election.
At the New Orleans Exposition, Cali
fornia has been awarded the sweepstakes
gold medal against the world for best va
rietiesof citrus fruits.!alsotwogold medals,
eleven silver medals and thirty premiums.
A bellboy in a Portland, Me., hotel, while
runnirg up stairs lately with some loose
change in his mouth, stumbled and swal
lowed the whole amount two twenty-five
ceui piei-es, twu unites, ana eignt pennies.
The tide of emigration from South Caro
lina continues to flow westward. Almost
every day bands of colored people depart -for
Arkansas and other Western States',
influenced by the glowing accounts Of the
railroad immigration agents. -'
, The Bartholdi Committee has so far
raised about 185,(0, of which over $1G0,
000 has been contributed by citizens of New
York city. The sumof 25,000 was quietly
raised within ten days. There is needed to
complete the work about 125,000. -
The returns of the census taken in 1882
give the population of Russia in Europe as
numbering u,oiv,D4i, 01 wnom aa,ool,au
were males and S9.227.544 females, making,
with the Grand Duchy of Finland and
other parts of the Empire, a total over
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs has
issued schedules of the supplies required
by the Indians this spring, including 1,
500,000 worth of beef and 70,0t0 worth of
dry goods. Advertisements for proposals
will be printed in Democratic newspapers
The length of the wire used in the con
struction ef the submarine cables, now in
operation, is computed to be ten times the
distance from the earth to the moon. The
total length of the cables now used Is 68,
000 miles, each cable containing an aver
age of forty strands of wire, and making
over 2,50 000 miles.
Reporters and detectives find about 1,500
Socialists in Pittsburg and vicinity, of
whom not one in a hundred is a real work
inffman, or has an honest means of livi-
"hood. They are all foreigners, and have
come to this country to get semebody else
to support them. Among them were two
incendiary women speakers.
In celebrating with a Sunday dinner to
some of hia Iriends hia eighty-ninth birth
day, William Brown, a prominent Demo
crat of Marion county, w. Va., made a
speech saying that now the Democratic
party had returned to power he was pre
pared to die In peace. Within thirty min
utes he was choked to death while eating
a piece of meat.
Near Bond's Mills, Wise County, Va.,
Mary Reynolds, a rustic beauty, eloped
with and married James Henton, greatly
to the chagrin of one Mitchell, who was
Henton'a rival for the girl's hand. The
young couple attended a spelling bee a few
nights later, but never returned to their
home, and after a search both their dead
bodies were found. Both had been shot,
after which the assassin disfigured their
faces by tearing our the nesh. .