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THE AKIZOKA REPUBLICAN: THURSDAY MOKNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1892.
A HARDWORKING WOMAN.
All day ho hurried to get tkrouch.
The tamo as lots of wlmtnln do;
Sometimes at night her husban said,
"Ma, nln't you coin to come to bod?'
An then she'd kinder glvo a hitch,
An uause half way between a stitch.
An sorter sigh, an say that sho
Waa ready as she'd over be.
An so the years went, una by one.
An somehow sho was never done:
An when the angel nald as how,
"ills' Smith, It's time you rested now,"
She sorter raised her eyes to look
A second, as a stitch she took.
"All right, I'm comln now," says she,
"I'm ready as I'll ever be,
Albert S. Paine In Kansas City Journal.
It was in March, 1745, anil tlio com
pany raised in Gloucester to join the ex
pedition ngainst Louisburg was to leave
town with the rising of the morrow's
sun. In the spring twilight threo young
men made their way, with noisy jest
and song, toward a wretched cottage
that stood in the outskirts of the town
and rapped loudly for admittance.
The door was opened by a withered
old crone. A candle, burning on a
small tablet dimly revealed the black
ened walls of tho interior, tho bunches
of herbs hanging from tho ceiling, a
scant supply of battered pewter plates
and coarse carthenwaro on somo shelves
in a corner, n few old chairs and a pack
of worn and greasy cards apparently
just flung down.
MVhut yo hero for? Off with ye!" cried
the old woman when she saw who her
"Oh, now, Peggy," Biud tho tallest of
the three in a wheedling tone, "we're
off in thonorning for Louisburg, you
know, and we thought we'd pay you a
farewell visit and get our fortunes told."
"I'll warrant ye'vo no siller to pay mo
wi Martin Sanders," said Teggy, keep
ing a linn grip on the door and pushing
it a little closer as she spoke.
"Here's a bright new silver sixpenco
for ye," displaying it as he spoke, "and
Tom and Job havo more of tho sanio
sort. So now let us come in and givo
us a good send off.'
Tho money proved an argument not
to bo gainsaid, and Peggy admitted
them. When they were seated sho took
up her cards, shufllcd them and pro
ceeded to tell tho young men's fortunes.
Job Ayers came first, then Tom Good
win. When Martin Sanders' turn came,
and Goody Wesson crossed his palm
with tho coin he handed her, his imper
turbable gravity, contrasted with the
irrepressible snickering of his compan
ions, made her suddenly suspicious. Sho
gave him a searching glance: then, as
sho was about to placo tho coin on tho
table with tho others, sho scrutinized it
keenly and balanced it on her hand.
Ayers and Goodwin giggled and moved
toward the door. But not the ghost of
a smile passed over Martin Sanders'
face. Peg struck tho coin smartly
against tho base of tho iron candlestick
and listened to tho sound, then pressed
it against the edgo of tho table. It bent
with tho pressure.
"Curse yo. Mart Sanders," sb cried
in a sudden fury; "it's lead 1"
Then Martin Sanders laughed, and the
three, roaring with laughter at the
result of their poor trick, opened the
door of Goody Wesson's cot and rushed
out into tho night.
She ran after them, brandishing her
staff and raving liko a mad woman.
"Curse yo. Mart Sanders!" she
screamed; "curse th' threo of yo, body
and breath, flesh and bone! Curso yo
lying down and rising up, sleeping and
waking, living and dying! I'll take
vengeance on ye at Louisburg!" The
night wind boro the dismal threat and
its repetition to thoir cars and silenced
thoir laughter as they ran down tho hill
to their homes in the moro thickly set
tied part of tho town.
Tho great fleet of nearly 100 vesselB,
that made up tho expedition against
Louisburg sailed from Boston on the
1st day of April. Favored by wind and
weather it soon reached Cape Breton,
and was coasting along tho shore of that
island toward its destined haven. In
many of tho vessels tho soldiers were
watching tho hills and woods on shore
, with the interest inspired by now scenes,
'' but every indentation of the coast was
' familar to most of the Gloucester men,
for thoy had often been thero on their
Ashing voyages. Their attention was
attracted to tile singular movements of
a solitary crow that hovered persistently
above them, now and then alighting on
As they were entering tho harbor of
Louisburg, Martin Sanders was sent for
ward to assist in furling tho jib. A
ropo parted suddenly under his feet and
ho fell headlong into tho sea.
Tho last sound that fell upon his ears
before tho rushing waters closed over
him was tho hoarse screaming of tho
I crow. A powerful current was running,
and it was only with great difficulty
that Sanders was rescued.
When tho excitement was over, and.
the half drowned man was "once moro
safely on deck, tho crow had disappeared.
The fleet cast anchor in tho harbor
and countless boats took tho men on
chcro. Before tho siego could com
.inenco tho cannon must be landed and
iplaced in favorablo position. It was
arduous toil, for tho soil was boggy and
the men often sank to tho knees, but all
worked with a will and the gunB, one
after another, wero landed.
Goodwin and Ayers, with others, wero
'ragging a cannon on a sledge through
t frozen mud when suddenly with a
r of wings a crow alighted on it.
4.yers made a dash at it with his
t tho very instant that ho did so
! of tho sledgo sank in tho troach-
'I, the cannon gave a Budden
tho arm ho had flung out was
veen the cannon and sledgo
V crushed. The unfortu-
-arried into camp and his
o siego went on day
parties wero sent
the rations- woro
somewhat Btale and monotonous, and
there was excellent gatno in abundance
in tho vicinity. Sandors and Goodwin
made two of such a party one pleasant
May afternoon. Often during their
hunting thoy noticed a crow circling
near them. Thoy wero about return
ing to camp when Goodwin, striding
across somo low shrubbery in search of
a fallen bird, thrust his foot into an
open foxtrap, which closed around his
ankle, the sharp points penotrating deep
into tho flcsli. His cry for help was
echoed by tho "caw! caw!" of tho crow.
It was with inlinito difficulty that his
companions released him. Pale, and
half fainting with pain and lossof blood,
ho looked up nt tho crow, still near.
"I beliove it's a witch," ho cried.
"Peg Wesson, by heavens!" exclaimed
Sanders, recalling tho witch's curse. Ho
lifted his loaded fowling piece, took
steady aim and fired. "Caw! caw! caw!"
screamed tho crow, derisively winging
its qnward way unhurt. Martin San
ders was a renowned shot and nover
known to miss such a mark before. His
companions noted his failuro with
amazement, and though they thought it
a poor uso for good powder and shot,
another and another fired, but with the
"It is surely a witch," cried Goodwin,
who, lying on the grass with hastily
bandaged ankle, was looking grimly on.
"It is surely a witch, and not to bo
brought down by a leaden bullet. Noth
ing but silver will bring down a witch."
"That's true," cried T-Iartin Sanders.
Ho hastily tore his silvor sleeve buttons
from his wrist. Ho wrenched them
asunder. It was tho work of a minute
to load his gun with one of tho pieces.
Tho crow was still within gunshot. Ho
took deliberate aim and fired. Wounded
in tho leg, it fluttered downward in
lessening circles and apparently foil in
some bushes close by. But careful and
prolonged Eearch failed to discover It.
For somo days tho woodmen who
parsed Peg Wesson's hut morning aud
night on Oieir way to and from their
work in tho forest noticed that thero was
no smoke in tho chimney.
"Peg's off on her broomstick," said
"There's ill luck for somebody some
where," said another.
It was a mild and sunny May after
noon and thoy wero busily hewing in
tho woods when they heard a faint moan
ing. They" heard it repeatedly, and at
length, following tho sound, they came
upon Peg Wesson lying on the ground
and unable to get up.
How camo sho there? They could
havo sworn that sho had not passed
them on the path, and who could have
mado her way through tho impenetrable
Though loath to touch her thoy helped
her to her feet. Sho was unable to take
a step. Her leg was broken. A rudo
litter was made and sho was taken
home, uttering maledictions all tho way.
A doctor was called. When ho ex
amined the fracture ho oxtracted there
from a small piece of silver which ho
When the soldiers returned from
Louibbnrg, victorious and jubilant at
having destroyed tho hornet's nest that
had long been a torment to Gloucester,
they heard with amazement what had
befallen Peg Wesson, for in comparing
dates they found that she had fallen
with the broken leg nt tho very time
that tho crow had been shot.
Sanders produced his part of the
sleevo buttons. The doctor produced
his. They were precisely alike.
They were linked together again and
carefully preserved by Martin Sanders
and his descendants. Indeed thoy are
kept to this day in the family for aught
1 know to the contrary. They were
brought out and exhibited whenever
this remarkable story was told, and it
was very often told.
Peg Wesson never recovered from her
injury. She died soon after and received
decent burial, but thero is no stone bear
ing her namo in the old graveyard.
Poor maligned, persecuted Peggy! For
thee and Mich as thou there should in
deed be, there must bo, 6ome happier
sphere where the shadows of earth may
bo forgotten in the glad sunshine of hap
piness unknown before.
Peggy's cot, untenanted after her
death, long the sport of tho elements,
has fallen to decay. But if one cares to
know where it stood, its site near the
old garrison can bo pointed out by any
of tho older inhabitants, for this is no
title of tho imagination, but one in which
our forefathers and forcmothers implic
itly believed. Sarah G. Duley in Bos
Digestibility of I'onds.
Calf's foot jelly, tripo and rico nro tho
articles of food most easily digested, tho
timo required for tho first being only
thirty minutes, nnd for the other two
ono hour each. Among tho fish tho
6hort fiber of tho whiting, " tho chicken
of tho sea," makes it easily digestible.
But tho foods that nro most easily
digested aro not always tho most
nutritions. Thus rico, which is more
extensively used ns an articlo of food
than anything else, forming ns it does
tho principal diet of n third of the
human raco, is not nearly so nutritious
as wheat or somo other grains, though
it is far more easily digested than they j
more than nine-tenths of its substance
consists of starch and water, and it con
sequently forms moro fat than muscle.
Digestion is rather hindered by care and
worry or ill health. Tho process usually
occupies from two to threo hours.
Louis Napoleon, who believed himself,
even amid exile nnd poverty, destined to
that throno which tho prestige of his
name and his cunning coup d'etat en
abled him to reach, was not without his
superstitions. In his will ho says, "With
regard to lay son, lot him keep as a talis
man tho sea l used to wear nttached to
my watch." Ihfo talisman had no power
to turn aside 10 fatal spears of the
Zulus, and tho joung Napoleon met a
sadder fate than hH father's worst fears
could havo imagined for him. Detroit
Thrown Down 1)00 Feet front Ills Saddle.
Alexander McLeod.a well known citi
zen of Custer county, left Salmon City
for tho raouutains, following tho Lees
burg trail. IIo rode a horso and led a
pack mule. Something frightened tho
animals, and they ran away. McLeod
could not stop tho maddened brutes, nnd
they careened along tho dnngerous trail
at a tremendous pace. Coming to an
abrupt turn in tho trail, McLeod's horse
stopped bo suddenly that ho was pitched
out of his saddlo and over tho brink of
a precipice 000 feet high. His bo.ly
was crushed as flat n3 a board and every
bono was broken. Tom Finnigan and
Harry Norfolk, tho men who found the
disfigured corpse, built a signal fire,
which is tho mountain people's method
of communication, nnd men went from
Salmon City nnd secured tho body.
Idaho Cor, Portland Oregonian.
Tho woll known epicurean tasto of
tho French peoplo seems to havo driven
some of them to thoir wits' end in order
to satisfy the nppetito in an inexpensive
manner. In 1802 n Frenchman invented
and obtained a patent on a process for
making sparkling wine or champagne
at a price bringing it within the reach
of all. His process is to take a bottle of
ordinary still wine and pour into it a
certain quantity of "Dutch bronze
powder." Tho waiter then is instructed
to shako tho bottlo violently before serv
ing it to tho customer. This, the in
ventor says, "will disturb tho brilliant
particles of powder, causing them to cir
culate through the wine, giving it the
appearance of u high grado sparkling
wine." Dutch bronze is chemically
known as bimuriate of stannan, and is
poisonqns. It is thut bubstance in mauve
ink which so quickly eats away a steel
pen. New York News.
What sculpture is to a block of mar
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Servant Yes, mum; and sho said tho
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Miss Thumpp-Hardio Did she, really?
Servant Yes, mum. Sho said it saved
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