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AND MESSENGER CLISBY AfJONEfl, Pmpbietors. THE FAMILY JOURNAIr-WEWi?^ i>LITIOS- LITERATURE—AGRICULTURE—DOMESTIC NEWS, Etc.—PRICK $2.00 PER ANNUM. GEORGIA TELEGRAPH BUILDING ESTABLISHED 1826- MACON, FRIDAY*. DECEMBER 24, 1880 VOLUME LV—NO. 51 SIT SOT«TO-miMW." BY HOKJCB LAWBESCK MAGEE. Sty not to-morrow, for to-morrow’* *nn hfay never gild the hippy eastern sky; And it may be that ere to-day U done, Loved one* shall weep, aha sadly watch thee die. Say not to-morrow, for thou can’st not call The day thine own; rather perform to day The duty of today; for what will all Thy promises avail, if thou away From earth tonight should'at pas* ? Think then no more Of a to-morrow, for the day belongs to God; Live thou within the present, and explore The path of present duty, till the sod Shall cover thy still form, - and thy freed soul Shall seek His face who gave It unto thee, There to forever dwell while endless ages roll, Where no to-morrow comes, but all’s eternity.—Waverty Magazine. LOOKING FORJAITA CLAUS. A Good Mery for Boy* wad 4Mrle- One wintry day little Mina arose In the morning and found that her mother was not up. This was strange, for the sun waa high and his beams fell aslant through the high garret window upon the bare floor. The stove was cold and the coffee pot stood empty oJrtho shelf. Mina laughed at the thought that she bad waked before her mother. She slipped on her blue woolen dress, her large cheated apron, her knitted stockiugs aud her thick shoes; and having washed her face aud braided her hair in two tight little pigtails, crept around to her mother’s bed,'intending to kiss her awake. Bnt her mother’s eyes were tvide open, her cheeks were red, and her hair was tess-d about on the pillows. “Oh, my child,” she cried, as she saw her little girl, “what shall we do now ? I am ill. I hare a fever of some sort. My head is as heavy as if it was made ot lead. I am not even able to rise much less go about my work. Wo shall starve together, you and I, poor unhappy widow aud orphan that wo are.” “Oh, no, mother,” said Miua. “We need uot starve. X can make the coffee, and go and buy tbo bread and sau sage.” “Child,child!” cried the mother, “very soon there will be no money to buy any thing. I have felt myaelt breaking down for a week. I have no hope now. 4 must send lor the doctor, and when he fit ds l am not able to pay him he will & nd nc to the bo»f>'tal. You, poor little, soul, you will soon be motherless as well as fatherless.” » The poor woman lild her face in the pil low. Mina wept. Tears ran down her cheeks; but she soon went to the stove aud kindled a lire, and made the coffee, as she had seen her mother do it. “The coffee will do you good, mother,” she said. But the poor sick mother was too feverish to taste it. Then, indeed, Mina felt that everything was wrong. “Christmas time! Christmas time I” repealed the poor woman, talking more to herself than to her child; “and Christmas used to be so happy." At this, Miua ereptcloserto her mother's bed. Yes; in two days Christmas would come. She had looked forward to it so. She had hoped that she would And in her stocking a wax doll with blue eyes, and a candy basket full of sugar plums, at least; but site should not care for them if her poor mother were so sick. “Child, go to the old doctor,” said the mother. “Go tell lilm to come quickly! I must be made well If be can doit 1 Go! Go I” Mina put on her hood and ran away. The good old Garman doctor came back with her, and felt his poor countrywo man’s pulse, and wrote a prescription, and C ut little Mina on the head, and bade cake care of her mother. But the child took nearly all the small purse contained to pay for the powders he had ordered, and though she watched by her mother’s bed all day, the mother crew Worse. She lay tossing to and fro,talking of the past. “It was Christinas time when I ran away with your father,” she said with the quick speech of fever. “My father did not like him, nor my mother either; so we ran away and werj married. Wo came to this country in a great ship. We were very happy uutil he died. Miua, do you re member how cood he was to us last Christmas? Alt, only for you, only for leaving yon, my little girl, it would seem best for me that I am going to him.” “Christmas 1 Ob, in Germany, at home in Germany, we always had a Christmas tree, and we sat together in the parlor and the window lifted aud St. Nicholas came in. He gave us toys and gifts of all sorts. We were glad and yet frightened. Our wooden shoes were set in a row on the hearth at night. In each we found some gilt. Such a supper! dancing! music!” “I wonder whether my old father is dead; whether my old mother lives; whether they forgive me?” She wept, but Tittle Mina sat thinking. She thought of Santa Claus—old St. Nich olas, the good Christmas friend of all good children—he would come down the chimney, or in at the window, with any gift he pleased. Surely, it he was so good to her mother when she was a little girl, ho would remember her now that she was sick. But how was ho to know? He could, if he pleated, givo her mother plen ty of money. Of that she felt certain. But how was one to And him? “Mother,” she said,“where does Santa Claus live?” fj* {p. ' , The poor mother was fast, growing de lirious. _ *2 “What did you ask?” she said, dreami ly, “Where he lives? Oh, 1 do not know.” “But he could do anything, give any thing he chose?” asked Mina. ’ '' ' ■“Yes,” said the feverish woman, “yes— yes; teU him to givo mo lee—nice, cold, glittering iee—to cool my head—ice, “Oh, I will get you some lee, mother,” said Miua. “I will go to the grocer’s and , *.. * 7,. * ■ ... She took a bowl from the' closet and a penny from the old parse, and ran out of the room, shutting the door softly behind her. There was a grocery in the lower part of the house, and the went into it aod up to the counter. A rosy-faced Dutch buy cave her .the Ice, and he looked so good-natured that she asked him a -question. “Do you too# where Santa Clans lives?” said. The boy scratched his baad. “Yes— be libs In Germany,” be said. Mina’s heart leaped. “Biddy—little Biddy Flynn,” the called to a child passing the door, “will you take this bowl of ice up to my mother, and f ve her some, and stay by her until come back. Ill only be gone a few mo ments.” Good-natured little Biddy took the bowl and ran up-stairs, and Miua rau down the s'.-eel» that she knew led to the river, as fast as her feet could carry her. She had two cents in her pocket, and thought that would pay her Are. A sail lor was standing near sfhiK stand. Mina looked up into bts round, brown face with confidence “Mr. Sailor,” she said, “will yon tell me which of those ships goes to Ger many?” “Why, that one yonder, my little Ism,” pointing to one over which the German flag floated. But Mina thought he meaut the little ferryboat that ran to Weehaw- ken. “Thank you,” she said, and flew away A bell waa ringing, the liurricd past the ferry-house, dropping her two cents into the band of the ferry-master, aud the boat was off the next moment. It did not take loDg to cross the river, and Mina went on shore and looked about. A great, good natured looking man sat smoking bis pipe at the door of a shoe maker’s shop. Mina went up to him and said softly: “Please, sir, will you tell me where Mr. bants Claus lives?” “Mr. Santa Claus?” said the man, in broken English. “Veil, I do not know- does he keep show or work at a trade? You tell mo vot he Is, den maybe I re member him.” “Don’t you know; I thought every one knew Mr. Santa Claus,” said Mins. “He —he makes toys for little children.” “So,” said the German. “So. Yas. I know. Go np die street and along to the next corner, den you see a little gate. Be hind dat you find de mau dot makes toys for de children.” Mina said that she was much obliged, She felt that people were amiable In Gennanv, and her hopes rose high. She followed her old German’s direction aad soon came to a high fence. Thera was a gale in it. She lilted the latch and opeued it, and before her was a low brown bouse. Slowly she crept up to the window. Yes, yes, she had found Santa Claus at last. There, before the fire, sat a little fat man, with white hair and rosy cheeks, hard at work with afurninglathe. Anold woman, as rosy as be was, was gluing pieces of wood together with a brush—toy chairs, tables, bedsteads, wagons, milk-maids, jointed dolls; and at a table sat four little girls painting away at the fiuisbed toys with the brightest colon. Ob! this was delightful, and Santa Claus and his wife looked so kind Mina knocked at the door. Some one cried, “Herein,” and she entered. She stood at the threshold and dropped the little courtesy her mother had taught her, and said: “Please, Mr. Santa Claus, I want to speak to you particularly. It is about C'lirlstraas.” “So 1 ” said the old gentleman—and truly lie was a German—rising. “But what did you call me, little one ? ” “Mr. Santa Clans,” said Mina. “I’ve been looking for you all day, and poor mother Is so sick. That Is why I want to see you. You used to couie in at the win dow on Christmas eve when she lived in Germany, and you always put something in her shoe, and now she cannot earn money because she is sick. I want you to come down the chimney and put enough money in her stocking to last un til she is well, for father is dead, and we have nobody who cares for us. And you, oli! you are so good, always going over the roofs on Christmas eve, and giving presents to everybody.” “The child thinks you are Santa Claus,” whispered the old German woman in her husband’s ear. “Oh, how like she is to our little Mina, do you not see?” “Do you speak German, child?” said the old inan. “Yes,” said Mina, “it is my mother’s language. Yes, I speak it very well.” “And what is your name?” asked the old gentleman. “Mina Hoffman, Mr. Santa Claus, If you please,” replied Mina. The old woman caught her husband’s arm. “Be quiet, be quiet," whispered the old man. “It is a common name.” “And how did you think of coming here, my little maideu ?” “Because you were so good,” said Miua. “To-day mother cried and told me how pleasant It used to be Germany; and oli, Mr. Santa Claus, you must know where her father and mother arc. She said she ran away from them; and I know she thought It was very naughty—only what could she do If they wouldn’t let father come In?” “Hans, Hans, it Is our daughter?’ cried the old woman. “What was the name of your mother’s father?” “It was Ausen, Mrs. Santa Claus,” said Mina.* The old lady began to cry. She caught the child in her arms and kissed her fondly.; “Ob,‘good Mrs. Santa Claus, you will ask Mr. Santa Claus to help mother, won’t you?”pleaded Mina. But uow the old couple took her by the hands and led her away to an inner room, where the old lady rummaged in the draw er of a little bureau and brought out sn old-fashioned daguerreotype. “See, child,"she said. “Docs this look like anyono you know?” “It looks like mother,” cried Mina, on ly—only not so old.” “It is enough,” said the old gentleman. “Child.God has sent you. I am not Santa Clans, I am only an old toy-maker, work ing here in Weebawken—in a strange country to which I catno from my father- land. But my dear, I am your grand father, aud this Is your grand-mother. We came to America to look for our daughter when we beard she was a widow, but we could not find her. Now wo are going to go and take care of her. Wo will go with you. And again I say, God gent you.” So in a few moments Mina and her grand-parents were on their way across tliefeny. ‘ It was late in the afternoon when they climbed the stairs of the tenement house. Then the old people waited outside in the entry, and Mina went -into the poor, half' furnished room and found little Biddie Flynn still waiting patiently. “What happened ye, Mina?” she asked. “The mother has been fretting for you.” “Oh! my child! I am neatly frightened to death!” sobbed the poor woman. “Mother!” cried Mina. “01i, mother! ][ went to Germany to find Santa Claus— for we never needed him so mueb. But it was not Germany, and I did uot find him; but—oh, mother—I found grand father and grandmother!” “Mother! Father!” cried the poor wo man; and the next instant they rushed in and had her in their arms. So Mina liad a merry Christinas alter all; and you may he sure that her mother got well, and that Santa Claus drd not foiget her. imgB pba£ IS Becomes s ssetUsc Voleaaa—A Rival ot VoMvtas. The probability of a volcano existing in the itocky Mountains, says the Colorado Springs Gazelle, has never entered the minds of our citizens. Conclusive evi dence that such a thing does exist, and not far from this place, has recently been fur nished by Sergt. O'Keefe, of the signal ser vice—a distant relative of Mr. Joseph Mnl- hattoD, df Louisville. Nearly every one has seen or read of the crater, which is lo cated near the summit and just west of the peak. It has always keen conceded by the scientists that this crater had, in times gone by, been the scene of a terrible eruption, as particles of lava bad been discovered in the crevices of the rock ad joining it. Those who have investigated more closely have affirmed that there are plenty of evidences to show plainly that the Pike's Peak crater has in its centre a Southwwt Georgia Agricultural Col' circular or cup-like opening,through which lnwa. lava has been emitted. On the night of • , ' ■ October 20, the crater first displsyeffslgns Eilton Telegraph and Messenger• The of volcanic activity. Sergeant O’Keeie cxsrdse* of the fall term of this noble in- was aroused from hi* slumbers by a drea- nivht with a brilliant IT, doleful innn ^. which apparently ema- exhibition at Powell s Hall. The indem- Sted from beneath the sig£il station. He «t weather of the day and the dark agd first thought it was an earthquake, but threatening aspect of the night hindered this Impression was dUpalled by the fact some from attending. But not withal and- thatthe sound tUll continued without ingtte unfavorable clrcuraataMee. a good any signs of a jar. O’Keefe concluded to jndlence was present, composed of the in- invesUgate, and be and his assistant start- character of the city of ed oat in search of the cause. They had Cuthbert,and all felt well paid for the barely started when a bright flash, at first , ve “ l . u _ r8 0Ut J n * uc ^ * night. • ‘ j thought to be lightning, Illuminated the Tbeexeidsm consisted of prize declmf summit of the peak. It was of only a sec- nutjon by a class of nine selected apart* ond’s duration; and the peak was again «rs from the primary department and HP clothed In darkness. From this time on teen from the higher classes. By unanU. the sound heretofore described seemed to nioas consent of the andienee tbe decla- decrease, until the usual quiet of the sol- nation was highly creditable throughout, emu mountain peak was again restored. ‘ *P d »«gte ,* *>«»tej; instance#, dia- The following aay O’Keefe visited the P'*J ed elocutionary taleuts and training crater. What was his surprise to discover of a distinguished order, vapor curling up from the inclosure. Af- J The primaries were adjudged by the ter two boura’climbing he arrived within committee of award, to be represented oa about two hundred yards of the crater llie occasion by ^ two little. men of equal chimney. The heat, even at this dts-. ■»•«» equal prizes were awarded to lance, was very oppressive, and the ground ¥f* t S ra .® u ? en 5 "I® 1 and Georee Cooper, about him was covered with pulverized ! The first prize for the higher classes was ashes and lava, which had been emitted Justly bestowed on Mr. Charley Jones and from the volcano. The snow, for the dis-. the second on Mr. Wallace Tison. tance of half a mile from the crater, had AOe/ the performances of the studcn'B entirely disappeared. This was all the 1 were completed, Judge John T. Clarke, more remarkable, as it had upon the pre- j President of the Trustees, was called on vlou* day been several feet In depth. 1 10 deliver some special pr'zre, presented Since then but one eruption has occurred, and awarded by MissSallie Reynolds, the and that was on the night of November \ faithful and accomplished principal or the 7, when another one, more violent, oc- j primary department, to certain of her pupils curred. Sergeant O’Keefe happened to | w hp had distlsguiabed themselves on an be up on the roof of the signal station on J occasion* Master Lavrrence John* this occasion, and he portrays the j ® 01 * 1 f9 n the prize at the geographical bee, majesty of the scene as the grandest that ■ and ^5*te r Charley Owen was distln- he 'ever witnessed, not excepting that! Rubbed by a pretty prize, as the victor in of Vesuvius, seen by him In 1862. i tbe spelling boa. Master Lawrence Com. The eruption began with a tremendous er, for the highest merit in punctuality burst, which shook Fike’s Peak tons very i * nd regularity of attention to duty foundation, hurling into the air dense throughout tbe form, received a gold del- clouds or ashes and lava. These exnlo- ' ** r * Mr- Robert Ward had won the prize slons succeeded each other with rapidity j ** tha best speller in the collegiate d#- and increased violence foraboutone hour, . psrtment, and was presented with a when they suddenly stopped. It U evi-j handsome copy of Shalupeare. t ’SP: dent that the eruption has jus’, begun, and i ® r * A* L. Hamilton, In appropriate should It continue for any length of time •W®* delivered the prizes to the succeas- there is no doubt that Colorado Springs fu {competitors in declamation, will meet the ssme fste which destroyed 1 1 5* college is In a very flourishing and the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. | hopeful condition. Notwithstanding the The flow of lava has already extended a ° f one of tbe handsome collage distance of three miles from tbe mouth of buildings by fire the professors and sta Who i« K«t in Need of a Pension, Grant or Hayee 7 From Um following, which we find in the Ghicago Tribune, it will be seen that the retiring President of the United States is much more worthy of a pension from the government than his predecessor; When a pressure wee made upon Mr. Hayes five yean ago to make the race for Governor in his State be was at first very positive In his refusal to be a candi date. Tbe reason for his disinclination to re-enter public lift at that time wae due to the conviction that it wae his first duty to attend to hi* own private affeire. He aud his ancle had engaged In certain real es tate transactions, and the depreciation in the value of of property after the panic bad seriously embarrassed him. This em barrassment wee increased by the death of his undo,who bequeathed to Mr. Hayes the entire burden of their joint indebted- , aud ih addition thereto the duty of paying off a large number of cash be quests, amounting In all to about $811,000. This was a bard load to carry. Neverthe less, Mr. Hayes finally yielded to tbe im portunities of the party managers in Ohio, and consented to run for Governor Anon, Harder and Lynching, Msurma, December Si A special from Tupelo, Mias., a station on the Mo bile and Ohio railroad, gives Um follow ing account of a most horrible crime com mitted In the northern portion of Monroe county, Mississippi, last Saturday night. Tbe details are as follows: Brown Rid ing, whose family consisted of his wife snd a daughter two years old,ou Saturday night permitted two men, riving the a*me of Miller, to occupy a bed In the seme room with tbe family, it being the only room in which there was a fireplace. About 11 o’clock flames from the little eottage attracted the neighbors, who found the bouse so far consumed that noth ing could be done to save it. It was thought that the family had absented themselves for the night, but the charred remains of tbe trio were found in the debris. Inves tigation developed tbe above facta, and a search was at once made for the men. It was found that they had separated—one going towards Aberdeen and the other in tbe direction of Tupelo. Tbe posse that went toward Aberdeen were successful in finding tho man bidden In a field six miles from the place. He „„„ was returned to the seene where he related upon the representation that he was the following story: the crater, and only two eruptions have taken place. dents have all stood fritl)fully at their posts, and excellent educational work has been regularly going on. Based upon a well considered foundation, and tbo pride and pet of our intcll’gent and influ ential section, this institution can and Morgan’s , will grow and flourish for long years to Hr. Morgan's Speech. Washington, December 22.—The fol lowing is an abstract of Mr. Moigan’s ; „ „ remarks in the Senate on the electoral' coined despite the opposition of* the nar- count resolution: . | row-minded and the torch of the incen- Mr. Morgan pointed to the obscurity in diary, the language of the constitution on this j The excellent corps of teachers will all subject, and cited tbe well-known legal be In place ready to resume duty on the principle that In the absence of definite 3d day of January, and there is every pros- wording a legal instrument must bo in- pect of a full attendance. Provided with terpreted in the light of the purpose for a valuable apparatus for illustrating scl- wlilch it was formulated. Upon this prin- j enca and handsome military equipments, clple he based Ids argument that, since with the first-class faculty and splendid the election of President and Vice Presi- | locality, the highest hopes are entertained dent is by electors, tho President of the j for tho future of this institution. Senate is not entitled to count the rotes. There was a purpose In separating the functions of the president of the Sen ate from that of the other actors in the matter. He Is directed to open the votes —not to count them. After lie opens them, “they shall then be counted.” The framers of the constitution were well ca- CUTJIDEItT. Cuthbert, Dec. 21, 1880. Texas, Santa To ana Northern Rail road. Santa Fe, N. M., December 22 The , Texaj, Santa Fe aud Northern Railroad, pable of expressing themselves gremmati- i recently chartered under the laws of cally. If they bad intended that the j New Mexico with a capital of twelve president of the Senate should count the million dollars, elected yesterday Charles votes, they would have used the words J. Lowry, of New York, president; Ber- “he shall open and count the votes”—not I nsrd Seligman, vice president; Charles H. “he shall open the votes and they shall Gildenlceve secretary and LebeOWagpeK then be counted.” I gelberg treasurer, and pasaed'ioMBtiona' The counting of votes by any one man , to contract at once for the San Juandl dl ls contrary to our governmental theory, i vision, so as to have an immediate con- The president of the Senate may not be 1 nectiou with tbe Denver and Rio Grande the Vice President. In such case a Sena- i railroad for the transfer of freight and pas tor from one State had the power, enjoyed . sengers. by none of his peets, to decide an election, j The new road proceeds from Santa Fe since he can accept or reject whatever j northward to Salt Lake City, by the val- votes he chooses. I leys of Cbama and San Juan, and south- In another view of the case, the Senate i ward through Bonanza City, the coal fields could elect the President of the United ; of the Pecos Valley and Texas to the Gulf States by electing a presiding officer to do i atCorpus Christ!,with a branch to Colorado their will, and thwart the desire of the ’ east of Ratoon Pass, and one to Albuquer- Hoose. que. The road will be narrow-gauge, Such things were not likely to happen,! and will connect with the Texas narrow- but oue-mau power is an enemy and alien • gauge, now building towards Presidio del to our system of government. Mr. Morgan No: regarded the hitherto prevalent practice of having the vote counted by tellers as showing that the- Vice President was not regarded as having tbe power to count tbe votes. He gave tbe history of the twenty- second joint rule adopted in 1805, by which no vote could be received or re- JUrioo Disaster. Quebec, December 22.—Part of the crew of the hark Bristolian, wrecked at An(iC0ttl, November 23d, arrived here last night, after having endured terrible liard- ships. The bark encountered a heavy lecied exceot bv tiie'concmrenTvote of the * 8* ,e on tho ^ ratin W> wlth MTere 001(1 two housM I weather, which' froze the spray on the the Senate in 1870 because tho House was j j *°Tba*vea*el ^thim 'bfPimTnif Democratic aud any disagreement would 1JJlVL have thrown the election into the Demo- "Am^in 11 cratic House. The Republicans originated ; ft* ^ *■».»«—«. •*> w- fcsr xjts tr’s.-.s from cold and exposure, and aftera night tacitly renouncing the right o( the Vice- President to eount tbe votes. Tbe pres ent Republican opposition to Mr. Morgan’s resolution was due to the reluctance of the Republicans to give up tbe val uable power which it may be convenient for them to wield four year* from now. Mr. Morgan thought that the difficul ties attending an arrangement to count the vole by the two houses were not form idable when once It was decided that the Vice President has not tbe power to count it. He, hi common with Mr. Lincoln and eminent constitutional lawyers, thought the President bad no right to take part in any legislation which might affect his own tenure of office. The count should therefore bo regulated by joint res olution, not by bill, to be approved or ve toed by the President. The two' houses assembled together constituted a supreme tribunal, representing the people and re sponsible to them. If this assembly is of terrible suffering the survivors finally managed to launch a boat, and reached laud; but before they could find shelter another man died from exhaustion. The remainder walked five or six miles to a bouse, which they readied fn a badly frozen condition. Four of them are still unable to be moved. far* Bernhardt in Montreal. v , 1 Montreal December 23.—Bara Bern hardt will arrive here this afternoon and a special train will meet her at St. Al bans. The police sommiaslohers will meet this afternoon to consider a way to prevent Sara from playing on Christmas night, but tbe city attorney, in answer to the question, “Have we power to close the theatres on-Christmas day?” says: “We cannot go farther than the charter of tbe city directs. This gives tlie' power to unable to ascertain that an election nas eoundl of protecting the LoifiV Jay from been affected by tbe electoral vote, the ! violation, but nothing more.” It is quiet- constitutional power of the House of Rep- ly whispered that some of the aldermen resentatives to elect a President at once becomes perfect. who have made tbegrealest outcry against Mile Bernhardt have tickets in their pock ets, purchased with tbe intention of seeing her play. The Roman Catholic, Episco- Dreadfol Railroad Accident pal and Methodist pulpits in Montreal CuiW.oTTK, N. C., December 22.—A have already denounced the actress, so fearful accident occurred on tbe Charlotte ) that her coming is duly heralded. Railroad three miles beyond Lincoln- tonal 4 o’dock this evening. The entire passenger train, ercepl the engine (which passed over safely), went through a trestle Beating the Gambler^ Jacksonville, December 2^.—Quite an excitement was created this morning which at this point is fifty feet high. Full. at Baldwin Station, twenty miles from particulars caunot be learned yet, but it is this city, at tbe crossing of tlie Central definitely known that Mail Agent David >n( j yiorida railroads, by the appearance Bloom and a passenger named James W. O noo men, principally from Valdosta, Godson were disabled by the accident and Ga., and Lake City, Fla., all well armed, subsequently burned up by tue flames . at once proceeded to .seize four of a which communicated, it is supposed, from , gang of gamblers who Infest that place, a coal stove used on the road to the snat- 1 These swindlers had victimized four or tered and splintered cars, which were fiT# Mends of the party, taking over *1,- piled one upon another in the chasm. Con-, qoo. The gambler* at first resisted, and ductor Captain Harris Johnson escaped < one 0 f them received pretty rough hand- with slight injuries.. There were very few ]| ng . Than they surrendered, refunded passengers on the train, snJ Jt Is not ^ money, and paid all expenses in clined by the raiding party. Tbe gam blers were notified to leave tbe place. Tbe raiders went across the county line to avoid arreat, and tbe discomfited gam- knoWn that any one else was killed. Fire at Bamberr, B. 0. Cnvui.ESTOsr, December22.—A serious ., - t, ... ,, -.... fire occurred at Bamberg, a small station biers came to this city to consult counsel, on the South Carolina railroad, Monday j ■■■ ■ ■ «■» ■ ” night. It originated In the bar and grocery ; N*W Tin BteOk llfllt. of E. Hentz, which were totally destroy- New Yoke, 11 A. h., Dec. 22.—The ed. Loss, 2,500; insurance, $2^200. Other gtock market was Irregular at the opening, losses arc sustained by N. N. Falk, on and in the early dealings tbe general list stock, $1,000; no insurance. J/ D. Cope- haram* weak prices declined f to 1 j laod, store and house, $1,500; Insurance, pg r cent, the latter In Canada Southern, $1,000. J. S. Bamberg, two stores, $4,000; fully insured. C. C. Ouley, house, $2,000; insurance, $1,300. E. H. Browning, house, $500; no Insurance. Dr. J. P. Oli, house, $300; Insured. Tbe cause of the fire Is unknown. tbe other changes being merely fractional. Western Union was exceptionally strong and advanced 1} per cent. Rock Island waa also strong and advanced 1|percent, while Chicago aad Alton sold up 1 per the only man at that critical time with whom tbe Republicans could confi dently hope to carry the State. He ac cepted the nomination at some personal sacrifice, snd was elected. The brillian cy and importance of this triumph pre pared tbe way for bit nomination and election at President of tbe United States. His private affairs were still neglected, snd it was evident that be would have but little time to devote to them during the ensuing fonr years. It was this outlook which prompted him to fund his indebt edness, and he made a loan of $100,000 upon terms that would .relieve him from annoyance during his terra of office. He entered upon a position to which a salary of $50,000 a year is attaobed, and during a term of nearly four yean be has paid off about $75,000 of hi* personal indebted ness. This represents the sura total of his savings, and during tbe same period tbe White House account# are said to show an expenditure, of about$30,000 more out of the President’s private purse than was paid out as a rule from the sal aries ot iiis predecessors. The above reflects credit upon Mr. Hayes, and shows him far more worthy of public help than General Grant, who spent his substance in voyaging around the world, and has already been the re cipient of numerous substantial tokens on the part of his admirers. But why give a dime more oi the people’s money to ei ther of them? . Fuss in tho House of Representa tive*. The House, as a pugilistic ring, a cock pit, or a scene for pot-house brawls and grog-shop affrays, i» not a success. Its quarrels do not take tlie tragic. dignity of a drunken affray, which is generally en livened (or deadened) by pistol shots and stabs. The affair in the House between Wesver, of Iowa, and Sparks, of Illinois, which consumed the morning session yes terday, is thus described iu the telegrams of Wednesday: Mr. Weaver made a bumetous speech, arraigning the Democratic party for in consistency on financial question#, aud tbe discussion soon drifted into a noisy and irregular dispute as to which party was responsible for tbe demonetiza tion of silver, and which party should havo credit .for its remonetization. A' personal controversy soon aprang up be tween Mr. Sparks and Mr. Weaver as to the latter’s veracity. Mr. Weaver declared that no one could Insult him Intentionally by taqtttog a falsehood to him without feeling the force of his (Weaver’s) right arm. [Laughter and uproar.] Mr. Sparks replied: “What I said was that you were stating what was not true, and that you were wanting in the quali ties of a gentleman.” Mr. Weaver, now thoroughly angry and excited : “I denounce the gentleman per sonally as a liar on the floor of the Mouse.” Mr. Sparks (eqnully excited)—“You arc a scoundrel aud a villain.” Mr. Weaver thereupon, amid great up roar, left the place where he was standing and advanced inensciugly toward Mr, spirit?, !± '.“r" t5w'A?2 Mr. Weaver, but both were immediately surrounded by members who prevented them from getting to close quarters, and made them put oil their coats, which each was in the act of taking off as he advanced into tlie area. Of course the greatest con fusion and disorder prevailed on the floor and galleries, but in tbe midst of it the Speaker took the chair and called upon the sergeant-at arms to do his duty. Just then, however, there was nothing particu lar to be done by that official, as the com batants had been removed by their re spective friends, and there was no danger of their assaulting each other. After tbe disorder had subsided, Mr. Converse re sumed tlie chair. The commiueo arose and tbe House adjourned. ; Emebsox and bis New Lxctuhe.— One evening, wlien Ralph Waldo Emer son was engaged in preparing his new leo- ture, Mrs. Emerson, who bad that mo ment flattened her finger while trying to drive a nail with the smoothing-iron, thrust her head into his study, and said: “Bee here, sir! I want you to drop that everlasting pqn of youn for a minute or two at least, aud go down to the grocery and get a mackerel for breakfast.” “My dear,” replied Mr. Emerson, look ing up from his work, “iny dear, can't you go ? You see I’m billed in a dozen places to deliver this lecture on ’Memory,’ and It isn't half finished yet.” . “And that’s what you call your infernal lecture, ” sald’Mrs. Emerson, sharp ly. “A nice party you are to deliver a lecture on ‘Memory.’ ’’ “And why not; my love?” said Mr. Emerson, meekly. “You never go out of the house that you don’t forget to pat ou your liat or boots, and you nerer take a letter of mine to mail that you don’t carry it in your pocket for six montlis or a year, unless I happen to find it sooner. During the past thirty days you have carried'out of this house and forgot to bring back no less than seventy-five or eighty umbrellas; and you know yourself the last time you went to church you took out yo»r false teetb, because, as yon said, they hurt yo ir coins, aud came aw»y and left them In the seat. I say you are a nice man ip talk to a cultured audience on ‘memory.’ aud if you don’t trot right off to the gro cery I’ll expose you before you’re twenty- four hours older.” Mr. Emersou started on a Jump for the grocery, and when be got there be couldn't for. be life of him recollect what he had come for.- JVets Bedford Mercury. “We wanted money. We were per mitted to remain over night, and we lay awake after retiring until the heavy breathing of the family satisfied us of their slumbering, when-we arose, chloro formed them, and rifled the boose of its valuables, consisting of twenty-seven dol lars, a watch, a suit of clothes siid a pair of boots. Then we scattered cotton sat urated with coal oil over tbe floor and on the bed, set fire to it, and left.” The crowd was composed oftwenty-five resolute men, who determined that tbe villain should be punished with Ids own weapon. They pinioned him, arranged a Ore of splinters saturated with chioro- form around him aud set them on fire. A diligent search is being made for the other man, who will doubtless share the same fate if caught. ■>— — ■ Tits Now Pacific Railroad. St. Louis, December 21.—A special to the Republican from Dillas, Texas, says Gen. G. M. Dodge, president of the Texas and Pacific railroad, and Chief Engineer Washburns passed throughherc to Shreve port to-night. Operations will be Imme diately commenced on tbe New Orleans Pacific road. All tho grading is done ex cept about sevonly-five miles, and the track laying will begin by January 1st. Gen. Dodg8 also says ihe southeast ex tension of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad iromGreemllle to Mlnneola is now ill course of location. The track laying will begin witbm thirty days, aud traios be ruu to Mlnueola by May 1,1881, at the latest. The track on the Texas Pacific extension is going down at tbe rate of a mile per day, and has almost reached the Taylor county line. The grade is now completed 300 miles west of Fort Worth, tuations have been confined within very narrow limits. Prices opened weak, aud a general decline ensued, rauging from J to lj per cent, iu which Grsnger shares, Kansas and Texas, and Wabash Pacific were the most prominent. Subsequently a slightly firmer tone prevailed, and an advance of | to 1J per cent, took place the latter in Western Union. Adele Vergeri, a viung woman of simple habits, had rtva. lovers in Paris— Anguste and Andre D ml—who were brothers and very jealous of each other, so much so that both called and were escorted to the door at the same time by Adele, as neither would leave the other alone with her. Their jealousy and ha tred of each other grew as time passed on, and reccuiij went,to a saloon and signed a contract to drink ruu —ui either was', unable to dyink any more, the first to succumb to consider himself beaten and surrender all claim to Adele. The slngular.duel began. At the ninth glass Auguste, tho younger, sauk senseless to the floor, when his brother far* B*inh*xdt *ad Hsr Prsoions J Tho Ftaetutfeas ot Conoolt. Cefia. I ° a Wedneeday the prim oi British Sara R«rohardt obje<^ strongly to the j quoUtion ^£h m par 1 rammed ^Er waa.". ■&«» aggaraJuasa.'S Would ham to admit ttod } per cent, to 100 3-10. That proved to does eccentric thing*. j he high-water mark. Yesterday a mat ing Uto have h*™* 11 tion of I per cent, mdarod tha qaotation coffin I Tba coffin has hr®*»““«* to 90 83-10. An enhance®** mmy tha furniture of her noire, *na i anareal draws attaalkm to Um aiUvoM beautiful thing Hi*. It ** j variation# of them securities la the past, one long for death- Consols, an abbreviation for the three par present from a ft mjw!. w ho had spared no consolidated annuities of Great pain#in making H wo *h7^h* 1 * 1 ?* Britain, sold in 1708 as low a* In acceptance, aod It has • 1 “® a j 01 her words they ruled at a discount embellished bytbe of 62J per cent. At that prim they paid fancy of here, which she thaws or “*ght j tha lucky purchaser an Interest of very have shared, with ihe l*to I nearly 0f per cent, per annnm. In tha Nelson, and whh others of the grew, to j opening year of the present century Qoa- have her last lodging constanilftin view, j to u »ola M j ow M go. In lfiCa the and, as It were, under repairs at the bands j cessation of hostilities raised them to 70, of tba prospective tenant. Whenever ah* j bnt in the vary next year war dragged had a bitof lam to spare or a new idea in J them back to 50}. From that point tnay quilting or embroidery she has put it into I rose through many fluctuations to 71 in tbe coffin. For a long time she used it as 1810, onir to fall off to 54} in the famine her bed. but that practice was finally year, 1813. In 18J 5 they were buoyed up abandoned, at the earnest solicitation of I to 724 by the crowning mercy of Waler- the doctors, as tending to hasten tbe a* • I loo, yet in 1810 they fell of to 68^. In notch of tbe moment when she. would J1817 there was a strong rally to 84$, but lave to take it for good and all. I in 1810, under the preparations for tba Musing of late on that moment and it# in-1 resumption or specie payments In Great ciaenis, It occurred to her Utat It wvuld Britain, they dropped to 04J. lo 1834, a be a good thing to leaVC explicit directions year of rammut speculation, consol* ad.- for the manner of her funeral, so she j vauoed to 08{, but tbe collapse of 1826 forthwith laid herself out with exquisite [ depressed their value to 73J. fa 1810, and taste, and called In a photographer to} again In 1830, tbe onotaltoa PWJ 84 high “fix” her in pictorial black and white for I as 04}. In 1881, owing to tbo distorbaa-v the purpose ot exemplifying her testa-1 cm on the continent, the prim fell to 744. mentary instructions. The man did b>s The splendid harvest 1834 lifted the office, and there she l’es, as Mrs. Gamp I price to 03, but in 1830 tbe threatened might put It, “the sweetest corpse.” Only | complications of the Spanish civil war de- four copies were made—for strictly prt- J preeted the quotation to 8Af. Tranquillity vale keeping—but If tbe public could see ] and prosperity secured, in 1888, tbs high one of them, which it never will, It would I quotaffioa of 96 J, but, in 1840, tbe ware In Insist on there being a thousand. The [ the East reduced the prim to 85f. Again coffin is half smothered in flower* and I *» era of pram raised the prim to the very branches of palm, most artistically ar-1 unusual ruling of 101g in 1844, bnt the ranged, and it is placed on an incline I panic of 1847 brought tbe prim down to so xs to permit you to have a good view I 78f. From that point It advanosd, in of the occupant. She lies on a pillow of IJ852, to 102, the highest value on record, white satin; she is robed in cashmere, I but fell off again to 85) In V&U, under the and her bare arms crossed meekly over j pressure ot tha Crimean war. In 1868 her breast—Ophelia going to her grave. money raised the value to 964 The eves are closed and all the feature j but the price fell off to S4f under tbe faii- beautifully composed. Everything is doue J u™ of Overend A Gurney in 1830. In tbe to carry out the idea that death is but s j ver ? next year, however, tbe quotation long, dreamless sleep. f n P sgaln to 86). Tbe war between Ask mo why the greatest actress In I France aud Germany in 1870 reduced the France, and the most admired, a woman P«c« to 88). Iu the nine year*, 1871 to who has won her way to a throne of geni- ] 1“70, consols displayed considerable us, should have such fanctes, and I frank- j steadiness. The maximum prim for the ly admit I cannot tell you. There is only I entire period was 00) In 1879, while the this to be said, I think: her very delight j minimum quotation was 91) in 1873 and in her present elory makes her morbidly j *S*> n ln 1874. During the current year •cositlTO in Bpecul*Uoo9 m to btr future* I range bus lain between 97J as a mini- Death Is ever in her thoughts, but not so J mum, and 190 3-16as a maximum, figure, much the death of her body as the death . T of fame—that terrible forgetfulness of a I Dbunken Robins in Ixiuisiana.—I great and once popular name, of which I llv ® k° ul ®l*oa. During the ear- she has seen so many examples in her I feed npon theatrical career.-BicAard Whiteing'e <3hl J“** e r i I e *’ of ^ ich ***?. ,rB T ,r ? fond I$rULett*rto!m York World. ' | f°^ Q * , lhemselTet " lth \ boy I remember to , .. j have caught a few almost every day, lying Editor of the Oglethorpe Echo in I OB ground, apparently stupefied or Trouble. I drunk, and it was quite common for tbe A few nights since, tbe Athens Mnsicsl j little negroes to watch for and catch them. Society presented the cantata of “Esther, j The general assertion of every one was the Beautiful Queen,” at the Opera House. I that the robins were drunk, and I thought It having beeu rendered before with great i it was so, until one winter after I was success, lire. Larry Gnatt concluded to (grown, the robins came in great numbers, come up and witness it, which he did. He j and while shooting enough to make a pie ami Jim Saye reserved two desirable 11 discovered one on the ground, seemingly scats, and were in occupancy of them long I drunk, though iie could fly, but not very before the curtain rose. The beautiful 1 far. I caught him, and upon exam- choruses to Hainan, and the exquisite I Inatlon found his crop very solos of Esther, snd Abasueras snd Mor-1 much distended with China- deeai, somehow, seemed all Dutch to I berries. He kept his mouth wide open them. Ashamed of their ignorance of | but made little noise, though be evidently the Bible, they aflected tears at the appro-1 tried to. The berries could be seen ln priale times, 'and joined vociferously In I tbe throat. I pressed two or three up, the applause—but all the time becoming j and pulled them out, and ln a few mo- more and more bewildered as the cantata { menu be was fluttering and whistling, progressed. Finally, curiosity overcame I and when liberated flew away as rapidly policy, —vi a«nu succumbed. Running | as if nothing had ever been the matter ils finger over his nose au# cl vine that j with him. These berries fall off late in customary' twitch of his bead, be loosen I tu, winter, the moisture of the ground at Jim, and said la a low voice: j puffs them up *u n,.* *W become a* “What in the thunder is all this about? | round and full as cherries, and one waix- I’ii he hanged if I can understand it.” I log on them causes a continued popping, “Well, I really don’t know,” replied bis I not very load, bat distinct. The robins arose With a smile,and turned to leave, ... - . ,, „ - . . . , . ... but almost immediately fellto the floor companion: “but it Is considered one of j swallow tbs berries in quantities so as tq and died ln a short time. Auguste re- Q, " , ” I fill th* emu so foil tw «u w (w>m *»»« covered from his feint, however, but, Jadffo Woods’ New Obi.easw, December 22.—A peti tion numerously signed by member* of tha bar of tins city hie been forwarded to President Hayes asking him to appoint Judge E. C. Billing* as circuit judge, to fill the vacancy caused by the pro morion oi Judge Woods. The.petition was headed by Judge John A. Campbell, formerly of tbe United States Court, and is based upon the capacity of Judge Billings as exnib- Urd in bis administration of the United States District Court for tbe past five years. crazed by tbe rum, ran madly through the streets and has not since been seen. Adeft?, ; when informed of the death of Andre and Ihe disappearance of Auguste, merely shrugged her shoulders. iHonobable “Shelving.”—In Eng- gland it is believed that the surest way to kill a man of ambition, politically, is to make a peer of him. When he leaves tUe Commons for the Lords, tbe atmosphere puts him to sleep. There - are very few Mile speakers or debaters in tbe House of Lords, and hereditary legislators are be coming more unpopular in England every day. Most of the peers are of modern cre ation.’ There are only fifty-seven peerages Which date back before tbe reign of Queen Elizabeth. The Georges manufactured hundreds of lords, aud . Queen Victoria has, during her reign, created 170 new peers. It is reported that Mr.- Uoscben, tbe speeial British Commissioner to Con stantinople, is to be made a peer for his sidroit management of the Sultan during the past ten months. A Hard Worked Clash.—A rapid penman can write 30 words a minute. To do this he must draw his pen through tbe space of a rood, 16) feet. In forty minutes his pen travels a furlong. We make on an average 16 curves or turns of the pen In writing each word. Writing SO words a minute, we must make 480 to each mlu- ute; in aa hour, 28,000; ln a day of only P hours, 144,000; In a year of 300 days, 42,200,000. The man who made 1,000,000 strokes with his pen was not at all re markable. Many men—newspaper writi ars, for instance—make 4,000,000. Here we have lathe aggregate a mark 300 miles long, to be traced on paper by such a writer In a year. After this who will not sympathize- with the newspaper men, many of whom write continually every day at least from 12 to 15 hours. <! 1 Mr. Thomas P. May, of New Orleans, the first sugar planter in the United States tp emancipate fiis slaves voluntarily and begin raking sugar by free labor, is now announced as the author: of the ncvel, “The Earl of Mayfield,” which has just passed into Us 7th edition. At tbe time *f this emancipation Mr. May was an ex tremely young man, liaving little more than passed his majority, and having only been for a short time In possession of the estates left him by his deceased father. Bishop Mu lux, of Erie, Pa., has pub licly denounced the custom of extrava gant floral decorations at funerals. Here after a black pall is to be thrown over the casket or coffin, which will effectual!? hide from view all floral offerings that may be jplaeed there. The only wav ln which the florists can get ahead or tho Bishop Is to fasten the flower* by hooks or pin* on tbe outside of this pall. A philosopher grapicatly illustrates th* different!* between a blunder and mis take. “When a man puts down a bad umbrella and takes up a good one,” saith Josh, “be makes a mistake, but when he puts down a good one and takes up a bad one he makes a blunder.” The experiment of crossing the brook and salmon trout has been entirely sue- ceesfttl et tba Stat e hatchery. 7 be off spring are said to be e well-formed and handsome fish, end ere likely to form e valuable addition to our better elan of food Shekspeere's best. “Ob, yes!” exclaimed Gantt, “I reme a- ber now. That fellow . dressed in black (pointing to Mordecai) is Hamlet, and that scene now is - Queen Cleopatra at tbe grave of Marc Antony.” They followed the play then for some time in apparent satisfaction, nntll the chorus was sung, ending “Let this Hebrew Die.” “Don’t you see,” slid (lAntt, “that Is Julius Csssar and his friends ordering them to kill Shylock ?” Presently some friend sitting near, who could repress his langhter no longer, whispered to Gantt, in order to give him a clue: “Larry, don’t you think that Is one of tlie most touching histories in tbe Bible ?” “The Bible, thunderl” exclaimed Lar ry. “What iu the name of common sense are you talking about ? Oh 1 yes, it is the most touching part of tbe Bible?” Then he turned to his companion, and remarked : “Jim, we have made * thundering mistake—this whole thing is from tbe Bi ble.” “Is it?” said Jim. “Yes,” replied GanU; “I remember it all, now—Esther was the oldest daughter ot Noah, and she is ordering Johii„tbe Baptist to be beheaded for riding her fe tter’s cbarqer.” “Gantt, yo'ir memory is wonderful!” answered Jim.—Athena Chronicle. Trapped—There is a story told of a lady and gentiomsn traveling together on an English railroad. They were stran gers to each other. Suddenly the gentle man said: “Madam, I will trouble you to look out of the window for a few minutes; I am going to make some changes in my wear ing apparel.” “Certainly, air,” she replied, with great politeness, rising and turning her back upon him. In a very short time he said: “Now, madam, my change is completed, aud you piay resume your own seat.” When the lady turned she beheld her male companion transformed into a dash ing lady with a veil over her face. “Now, sir, or madame, whichever you like,” said tbe lady, “I must trouble you to look out ot thu-winab'w, for I also have some changes to make in my apparel.” “Certainly, madam,” and the gentle man in lady’s attire immediately com plied. “Now, sir, you may resume your own seat-” To bis great surprise, on resuming lit* seat, tlie gentleman in female attire found bis lady companion transformed iulo a man. Qu laughed loudly and said: “It appears that we are both anxious to avoid recognition. What have you doue ? I have robbed a bank.” “And 1,” said the whilom lady, as be dexterously fettered his companion's wrists with a pair of handcuffs, “am Detective J , of Scotland Yard, and in female apparel have sliadowed you for two days; now,” drawing a revolver, “keep atilt.” The law in relation to the retirement of arm; officer* requires that they shall have served forty-five years, or reached the age of sixty-two years. Neither of tbeee conditions applies to General Sher man’s case, and as ha has mode no re quest to be retired there are no groom's whatever for such action. fill tbe crop so full that either from the peculiar formation ot tbe terry, or their swelling with the moisture and warmth, they pres# against the windpipe, end pro duce partislstranguisuoa aud not Intoy^- Cation.—Rod tend Gun. Another Fool Duped All the fools are uot yet dead. The Piocbe <Cal.) Record relates tbe following: Some time ago a young man, not living more than a thousand miles from Pahran- igat valley, became disgusted with sin gle blessedness, aad decided to take onto himself a wife. So he cams to Piocb* and procured several Eastern weekly papers aud read over the l'sta of young ladies' names who were deelrous of opening cor respondence with young gentlemen with a view to matrimony. Being a man par ticularly fond of sweet things, be selected the girl with tbe sweetest-courtli tig name, and wrote her a letter. The correspon dence was carried on for some time, and photo* were exchanged. The picture the youug man received was indeed a beauty. In fact, the young lady, judging from the picture, looked aa though she was too pietty and good for this wicked world. The match was made, and, according to agreement, the young Pahranagster sent a $280 check to his darling with which to pay her passage to tbe Silver State. Time rolled on, but no lump of sweetness cam# to tbe young 1’abranagater. He wrote and wrote, but not an answer did he re ceive to any of his letters. Division of Horns and Minutes.— Why is one hour divided into sixty min utes, and each minute again into sixty seconds ? This question is often asked hr intelligent children; and the answer Is this: we have sixty divisions on tbe dials of our clocks and watches, because the old Greek astroumer, Hipparchus, who lived In the second century before Christ, accepted the Babylonian system oi reckoning time, that system belsg sexagesimal. Tbe Babylonians were ac quainted with the decimal system; but for common or practical purposes, they counted by sossi and sari; the sossos rep resenting sixty, and the saros, sixty times sixty, is thirty-six hundred. From Hip parchus, that mode of reckoning found its way into the works of Ptolemy, about 150 A. D., and henco was carried down tba stream of science and civilization, and found the way to tlie dial plate* of our clocks and watches. The Accokac Giant.—Cbartes Drum mond, the Accomac giant, has just re turned from Baltimore, where he attracted more attention during the sesqui-centon- ntat tban all tbe visiting military, etc. His display of toot is immense, and as be elbowed his way through the crowded streets, head and shoulders above the tall est, in search of a pair of No. 15’*. was followed by processions of astonished citi zens. He is only eighteen years old, usd could not find a pair of pants or shoes In the city to fit him. Baronm ought to have him.—Eastern Virginian. A Highly Matrimonial Dean.—It b announced that the celebrated and ooa- troversial Dean Close U about to be mar ried, for the fourth time, I believe, at the age of eighty-five yean to the widow of Mr. David Hodgson, of Liverpool. Thebe is a revival of the Incident tbo English clergyman of tbe lasteentiupt who, iu an eloquent sermon extoUed the goodness of the Creator in always making the largest riven flow by the meet pyw i loot town*.