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by tbo imbltaher at tlie office In Montpelier.
A Treacherous " Gobbler."
In 1871 no finer hunting grounds coulil
have been found ih:in wero in the valley of
Ihi- Ohio rivur. Ihvie were llien bill few
settlements on the river below the fort nl
Whet ling, iiml those were n tlio Virginia
si le along the eastern bunk. It wits sev
era I years Inter before html was titken up
on the Ohio siilu, lor Ulat was tho " Indian
country;'' yi-t the settlors on the eastern
shore used to cross often to tlio western
side to hunt for deer anil will turkeys,
which were there very abundant.
From tlio cabin doors in the early
morning the pioneers would sometimes
see tlocks of from ten to lifty uiagiiilieeni
tin ke s break sudilenly forth to the water,
or espy tlieni sinin in rows on the pro
j ;.uti njf branches of the long-limbed oaks.
Often me vociferous gobbling' ' of the
m ill's resounded across the water, inter
luded by the plaiutivo " yenp-yeay-yeap!
yop ynp-yop!" or quickly changed to a
sharp "ipiit!'' at the sudden appearance, of
a wolf or fox.
It was but n few minutes' work for the
settlers to paddle acrois in their log ca
noes, and with a few discharges of shin,
secure turkeys enough to last each family
a week. Tui key was tho dish most easily
procured, and the gobbling of a llock on
Hid opposite slope across the stream came
to be a signal for n turkey-hunt.
In the fall of 1781 a wily savage of the
Shawanese trihe, named Wy-iiii-do-wil.
who had no douht watched the settlers in
some of their hunting expeditions, hit
upon a plan to secure a few scalps so that
it could be done with little danger to him
self. During all these years there was
almost constant war with the Indians, and
the British, il is.said, had set a price on
American scalps. The ruse which this
cunning savage hail bit on will soon be
One morning as a settler named Iting
man w is feeding his hogs just at sunrise,
he heard a wild turkey gobble " across
the river, which at that point was not
more than two hundred yards in width.
The gobbling was repeated. So clear
and stili was the air that liiugman could
even bear the old "chock!" in the gob
bier's throat as it "sunned." A moiueni
after, too, the plaintive "yeap!" of a
second turkey came to his ears.
Calling to his wife to bring his gun.
Bingniaii got into his canoo and paddled
across the river to shoot the turkeys. Mrs.
liingman saw him land on the opposite
shoic, and go cautiously in amongst the
Five minutes later she heeard him fire,
as she supposed, and thought be would
soon he back; but half an hour and an
hour passed, and lie did not come.
The forenoon dragged by. The pool
woman thought be must have started a
deer, and gone in pursuit of it; but be
coming much alarmed before night, she
went to the clearing of a neighbor named
Mcintosh, and in company with him
cros-ed the river in scan h of her missing
A few rods up from the bank, where
bis canoe lay, poor liingman was found,
lying deail and scalped.
Only the next morning a settler named
Wooillin, seven or eight miles above
Bingman's, was shelling corn at his c .bin
door, ami on going into the shed where
his 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 j i i 1 1 for grinding stood, he, too.
beard a gobbler acioss the river, accom
panied by the "yeaping'' of a whole
fluck of turkeys.
As his family had nothing but corn
meal from which to make a breakfast,
the chance of securing a lino turkey or
two was not to be lost.
Woodliu took his gun, and at once
crossed the river. The report of a gun
was s am heard, but Wooillin, like IJing
man, did not come back. Late that even
ing a parly of his friends found him lying
dead, scalped and robbed of bis gun and
cloiiiing, a little way bark from the river.
That same forenoon Freeman Hunted,
a joulh of seventeen, was fi-hing on the
bank several miles above Woodlin's when
ho heard turkeys in the hushes on the
opposite shore. Two girls ot fifteen and
eighteen, named Until Miller and Harriet
Heakuiaii, were with him, and were jok
ing him on his ill success in fishing.
On hearing the turkeys, Freeman told
thein he would have a turkey for each of
them in lilleun minutes, Ihey were near
the clearing of .Mr. lioakman. ami his own
boat and that of a neighbor named Miller
were drawn up close by.
Y.iiing llusied stepped into ono of the
canoes ami poled across, for the water was
then very low, liiu girls soon heard nun
lire his gun, as they thought.
Some lime passed; ho did not return
They supposed he was searching for a
Si cond turkey. At last they began calling
to him, and soon after Airs. lieaknian anil
some of llie younger children saw both
girls gi t into the other canoe and paddle
ou r to the west bank. Until and Ilarnei
wire both somewhat used to the canoes.
The children beard them laughing, and
the raliling and splashing of the paddles,
as I hey w ent n cross.
They weie never again seen alive. Lat
er in the day Mrs. lieaknian becoming
very uneasy about her daughter. Mr.
Beak in in waded the river-lit the " rips," a
lilile farther up, whero the water was
then not much more than waist-deep, and
alter a hi ief search found the bodies of
the two girls close together. They had
both been scalped scarcely a minute after
tiny bad laughingly paddled the canoe
A liiile further up the sloping bank, in
from of a thick clump of piw paw bushes,
voiiiil' (lusted lav dead.
At their funeral a day or two later
there was a most pitiable scene, for these
young peoplo hail many iriemls, anil man,
ihe oldest, was shortly to have betn mar
ried. 1 be scime of this triple tragedy was but
a few miles below Wheeling Fort.
The next day. or next but one, at about
two o clock in 'the afternoon, turkeys were
heard across the river at the clearing of a
Mr. Guthridge, some twenty miles below
the lieaknian place. As news traveled
slowly iroin one isolated post and house to
another, the Gulhridges had as yet heard
nothing of the sad fate of Huated and the
.Mr. Guthridge had a hoy ot thirteen
named Casper, whom he had taught to fire
Lis I i i,ni l.m,l of lor-
bidding him the Use of tho gun, he had
taken runt pains to teach him how to
.shoot, and how to charge the gun properly
and safely, as also how to swim.
Casper was a bright, sharp b y. with tin
eye like a young lynx. It was he that
heard the turkeys in tho woods across tho
himself had gone out;
into a back field after dinner to cut up , Without douht, a great deal of dullness
corn havini' Casper to hew out a pig s owes its origin to ill health, leoplewitn
troii.'h fromn section of cottonwool! log; i languid circulation are seldom vivacious
for "esides teaching the lad to bunt and or amusing, ami it is hard to be bug it
swim Mr. Guihrhlge had taught bim how and lively when sufloring pain ; but lndi
to do all kinds of faim jobs, such as niuk-! gestion, on tho olhor hand, olum makes
ir -lis, -ales and aVhelves. its victims amusingly ill nature.! and un-
As Casper chopped and backed at his charitable. Of the vices sol hsbne. is
. ,y . ... i. .. . ..i .i, ri,i,lir,o- i f ihn nroi uct vo of dul ness: maltce.slander and
Ho ran in
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uml mill his mother that lie wanteu nut iu ,iou uuiu
WkedS hi... to shoot a; Those who Invariably sh.in dul people
uirkev "h" gun hung overhead, on two, make a groat mistake, for dullards are
tin key. lu" S"""""" , 0f ihe loft floor, often very trustworthy and true friends,
a d no he didn't want while are not unusually well inform
lie, moiiiu saiu no, 1 ed on certain topics. If amusing people
"w," the bov "don't yer are tho most popular, dull ones me ollen
tl k y'can k 1 a tm key ? Finny would the best beloved. Mcpbislopl.ele. was an
i fi l, L tkou 4 1 ho was entertaining companion, and amusing
et ,o hev it quick ekough l no wnH !mt, ,iro fond of asking Iheir friends
Phuieas was bis father, trV4
EwT-JTr dullness the great
called each other Finny " and " Cap." I bugbear of thui 1ms.
At that his mother took down the gun
fur him, and lei linn have the powder bun.
and bullet pouch.
The lad put in a cliargo, secured hi.
ammunition, and then getting into tbeii
canoe, comiuenced paddling across tin
Tlio tm key kept gobbling " every few
moments till the lad gut near the opposite
shore, when there came a sudden, shai
At that Casper stopped short, thinkinc
he bail frightened the birds; but tin
"quit!" was followed next moment by ti,
familiar, plaintive ' yeap yeap-yeap, yop-yop-yup!"
Now our young pioneer was a closi
observer, and hail watched the habits an
notes of all wild game very closely
Something unnatural about those turkey.,
calls sti uck his mind. When, in a lines
of wild turkeys, one of their numbe
:;ives the sharp "quit!' fir danger, In
had never heard auoiher turkey at onei
set up a long ' yerp yeap-yeap. yop yop
yop!" The whole Uock always statin
silent, anil look sharply about tlieiu.
The boys keen ear and instinct tnh
him in a moment that there was some
thing not quite right in what he hail
heard. Vet he did not think it was an
Indian, or ho would probably have gom
back far mure quickly than he had come
The bank was not sloping here, but rose
to a height of four feet, and was covereo
with thick alders wreathed with woodbine
The boy landed, but instead of climbing
the bank mid pressing through the aldois
toward where the llock seemed to be, he
stole dowu stream along the bank foi
near two hundred yards, crouching low,
so as to keep bidden from the game.
Then, creeping in through the alders, he
crawled, gun in hand, along the ground
looking sharply on every side.
In this manner he gained the top of n
wooded slope fifteen rods or more from
ihe water, and got into a Utile gully ovei
behind it. This done, he began to crawl
quietly along the bed of the gully, which
was overhung by briers anil wilil grape
vines to get In tho rear of the turkeys if.
indeed, they mere turkeys, of which In
had his doubts, though he could still hear
them gobbling and yeaping very natural
When ho had out about opposite to
them, and behind them, he crawled out ol
ihe gully, and gaining the summit of the
little ridge, be glanced warily down the
slope toward the river.
ibere were no turkeys in sight. Watch
ing a few moments, he was horror struck
al seeing an Indian's head rise steabbily
up from behind a root, and look down
through tho branches towards where he
uad drawn up his uanoe.
Casper s heart beat fast anil hard, lie
was within a few hundred feet of the
Indian, but in his rear. After a long,
sharp look, the savage drew down behind
ihe root and began gobbling and yeaping
Casper had not a drop of coward blood,
and though tile thought of the danger 1 1
bad so barely escaped made hill) fuel cold
and almost sick, be fell that his own safety
lay in his .shooting the Indian before the
savago bad a chance to shoot him.
Stretching himself Hal on the ground
behind a small log, Ik- rested his rifle-gun
across tlio log, and kept it pointed at the
Presently the Indian's head was again
raised. This was tho lad's chance, and
taking aim, he fired, and the head went
out of sight.
But the lad was not sure ho had hit the
Indian. Crawling back into the gully u
quickly as he dared, he sought tlio river
shore Not daring to go to the canoe, he
hid the rillis gun amongst some joint
grass, and then, after going do n the
bank some distance, ho entered the water,
and swam and waded across the river.
UinniiiLT, driiipiii'r wet and out of
breath, to the cabin, ho shouted, " Mother,
I've killed a redskin!"
" No, you bain t! ' said Mrs. Guthridge
" Ves. I have! I'm sure of il!"
She would not believo him. The lad
then ran out into the field to his father.
Even his father could scarcely credit
the boy's statement, lint finding that he
had left his gun on tho other side, Mr.
Guthridge went for two of his noighburs,
and towards night they made a raft, and
crossed the river to see if ihe boy's story
Sure enough, on approaching the root,
they saw the Indian lying dead. The
boy's aim had been sure.
Strong to tho Indian's belt wero five
scalps, two of them being scalps of wom
en. These wero identified as the hair of
poor Bingniaii, Wooillin, Ilusted and the
The savage had truly been a treacherous
gobbler. The so tiers thought themselves
lormnately rid of that turkey. And I
think thai every boy and every parent,
too, will agieo with me that in the case of
the pioneer boy, ihe instructions winch
Guthridge had given bis boy in the use ol
a gun, were neither out of place nor use
less. Youth's Comjiitnioit.
Goinc West. Not many jiersotis in
the east have anv adeuilutfl idon of the
extent of the native nrieration going on of
late years from the older and thickly set
tled slates to the new, wide region beyond
tho Mississippi. Foreign immigration has.
as is well known, largely declined; but
domestic migration has, so far as the west
is concerned, well-nigh supplied its place.
Our own citizens are doing what the Ger
mans and Scandinavians havo recently
failed to do, and the result cannot bo other
than beneficial. Since tho financial reac
tion of 1S7:1, it is estimated that not less
than 2.000.000 Americans, native and
adop'ed, havo moved west. I he people
who journeyed from New England, New
York and Pennsylvania thirty years since,
to Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, are seeking
new homes in Kansas, Nebraska, Colora
do and Texas; especially the children,
who, having grown up, aro inclined to
push their own foi tunes. They can sell
their cultivated land at a great advance
upon tho price they havo paid, and can
purchase new land in those states for fig
ures almost nominal. Even residents of
Iowa, Minnesota ard Wisconsin, who
have been there only six or seven years,
are disposing of their property and mov
in toward tho Hockv mountains. Distri-
bution of population is what the republic
needs, and the general good will be
enhanced by this migration. are a
i'cbi less, nomadic race. Ihe blood of the
i old Norseman, of tho Berserkers, is in our
veins, and we wander continually, Hnding
anyw here and nowhere in the broad world
our domestic altars and our varying
Dullness Calseu nr III health.
false whness, with all their heiuousness.
,, .....,'., ,. , lu,ners.
TWO NEW POR.1IS B V TENNYSUX.
"to ruxoiaa auce am d tub Diraruor lock
how." The following beautiful dedl-atory poem to the
?riueess Alice," by Mr. Tennyaon,opena tlie now num.
oer of toe MntUtntk Century:"
" Dead Princeaa. lliliuf Power, If that which lived
True lite, live on-and tf tae fatal kiaa.
Born of true life and lore, d.vorce tlise not
From earthly love and Ufe-lf what we call
The spirit flash not all at once from out
Tula sliadow luto aubatance-theu perhapa
The meliow'd murmur ot the people'e praise
From thine own atate. end all our bieadth of realm.
Where love and louxiuir dreaa thy deeda In llicht,
Aaceuda to thee; aud thla March m.ru that aeea
Thy auldler-brother'a bridal urauire bloom
Break thro' the j ewa and cypress of thy grave,
Aud thine Imperial mother eiuile attain,
May aeud one ray to thee 1 and who cau tell
Thou-Euxlaud'a Enirland-lovtnir daunhler-thou
ilyiuir ao KutrUah tuuu would'et have her flag
B.rue on thy coffla where la he cau awear
Uut that aoino brjken irleaui from oar poorearth
May touch thee, white remembering thee, I lay
At thy pale feet thia baUail of the doeda
Of Eaiflaud, aud her bjuuer in the East;"
Alter thia comes a much longer poem on ' The de
fense ol Lucklow," by ihe laureate. We present our
reiders with the foUowiuir extracts:
"Danuer of Envlaud. not for a season, O banner of
Britain, hast thou
Floated la ooaiiuerluir battle or flapt to the battle
N'ovcr with mightier glory than when wo had reared
Flying at top of tho roofs In the ghistly siege of Luck
Jhot thro the staff or the halyard, but ever we raiaed
And ever upou the topmost roof our banner of Eng
Ay, but tho foe sprung his miue mauy times, and it
chanced ou a day
Soon as tho blast of that underground thunderclap
Dark thro the smoke and tho sulphur llko so many
fiends in their hell
Oannou-sho;, musket-shot, volley on volloy, and yell
Fiercoly ou all the defences our myriad enemy fell,
vV'hat have they d jue? whoro is it? Out youdor. Guard
the HeUuu 1
Storm at tha Wate-gate ! storm at the Bailey -gate !
storm, aud it ran
Surging aud staying all round us, aa ocean on every
Plunges and heaves at a bank that is daily drowned by
So many thousands that if they be bold enough who
Kill or be klll'd, Uve or die, they shall know we are
soldiers and men 1
Ready ! take aim at their leaders-their massos are
gapp'd with our grape
Backward they reel like the wave, llko tho wave fling
ing forward again.
Flying aud fuil'd at tho last by. the handful they
could no. subdue:
And ever upon tho topmost roof our banner of Eng
Then on another wild morning another wild earth
Cleau fro.n our Hues of dofenso ten or twelve good
paces or more.
Riflcmau, high ou the roof, hidden there from the
tight of the suu
Oue has leapt upou the breach, crying out: "Follow
me follow me!"
Mark him he fulis ! thou another, and him, too, and
down goes he.
Ilad they been bold enough then, who can tell but the
traitors bad won?
Boardinga aud rafter and doors an embrasnre ! make
way for the gun 1
Now double-charge It with grape ! It is charged, and
wo hro, and they run.
Praise to our ludlau brothers, aud let the dark face
have his due !
Thanks to the kindly dark faces who fought with us,
faithful and few.
Fought with the bravest among us, and drove them,
and smote them, and slew,
That ever upon the topmost roof our banner in India
Hark, cannouadc.f usillade ! is it true what was told by
Outram aud Havelock breaking their way through the
felt mutineers !
Ruroly tho pibroch of Europe is ringing again In our
All on a sudden tho garrison utter a Jubilant shout,
Uavclock's glorious Highlanders answer with con
Forth from their holes and their hidings our women
and children come out,
Illossing the wholesome white faces of Uavetock's
Kissing the wur-burdend hand of the Highlander wet
with their tears
Dance to the pibroch 1-savod ! wo are saved ! Is It
you? iB it you?
Saved by the valor of Havelock. saved by the blcsBing
of Heaven 1
" Hold it for nftoeu days !" wc have hold it for eighty
And ever aloft on the palace roof tbo old banner of
A STOICV OF STUUGOI.ES AND SUCCESS.
" Hush. Liz! Don't stir tho lire! It'll
last as long as she does. Let her rest!"
Liz left the chimney and crept back to
hi r place beside the almshouse keeper's
wile. The faint spark of life they had
been watching since tho dull winter night
closed in was flickering still, though the
old steeple clock had jil-t tolled one, and
the wood on tho queer black andirons had
dropped into embers on the hearth.
" it's slow work," whispered the keep
er's wife. "Wo might slip down stairs
for a cup of sometlui.g warm while she
sleeps, and never bo ini-sed," and the two
stole noiselessly from the room. The dull
crackling of a brand as il broko and fell
on the hearth was the only sound left he-
hind them; hut the eyes the keeper's wife
nail saiil were sleeping, slowly unclosed
soft brown eyes and a fair young face
how had they ever come into such a place?
A slender hand Imsied itself tremblingly
at a ribbon that had e-ei'peil tho sleepy
watcher's eyes a ribbon with something
hanging from it thai gleamed in the llieker
from i ho hearth, and a voice called softly.
A child stirred in its sleep, thcnroso and
came ouioklv to her side.
" My darling! Kiss me good night once
more! 11 is tlie last time, and tin quick,'
for the kitchen door creaked again the
keeper's wife and Liz were coming back.
" Good night, my darling," aud the
trembling Angers fastened the ribbon
round his neck, " anil remember! I5o al
ways good and brave for my sake and for
the dear Christ's."
" They've neither of 'em stirred," whis
pered tho kcecr's wife. " We might
have hud another cup and no ono the
One by one the dark winter days slipped
away; grass and violets began to appear;
every ono felt like beginning life over
again, and so did Mi-s Judith Pophurst,
with tho rest. It took a good deal to stir
Miss Judith to such a point, but when she
once did make up her mind to anything
sbo was ready for it ; and she man-lied
witli a firm step to her bureau drawer.
There were queer things in that bureau; il
seemed to have tho same taste for old
ways as Miss Judy herself, and out came
a long, yellow straw bonnet that poked a
h ami's leni'tll over her face, a round silk
mantilla that reached just to her waist, a
peaked, green parasol and a pair of black
lace milts. There was something else,
loo, that glittered as she lifted tho mantil
la, and Miss Pophurst shut the drawer
very quickly when she saw that. That
was Tom's sword. How proud she bad
thought all her life was going to ba with
Tom just the same as a son to her ; but
when at last thai endless war was over,
his colonel sent bis sword home to Miss
Pophurst, and that was all.
Miss Judith was a q lick walker, and
that yellow straw and peaked parasol
flashed along the sidewalk like the turn of
a kaleidoscope, till the rap of tho sharp
knuukles gave tbo almshouse keeper's wile
" Miss rophurst!" she nnnounoed
grimly. " 1 heard you had a boy hero."
" The land's sake, yes; and have had.
as you might say. for some months past."
" Vo you want hiinP'' asked Miss Pop
hurst, crisply, with a snap of her black
The keeper's wifo answered with a sig
nificant little cough.
" Then I do," said Miss Pophurst. step
ping in witli one foot. I want some one
lo take care of my cow, and" a glitter
from the hastily shut drawer seemed to
tremble beforo Miss Judith's eyes as she
added " and to love."
The next day was a busy one with Miss
Juiluli Pophurst; shu ha I made up her
' Thai child's going t have decent
clothes to his back! Kldicu'ou-i toggery
he's got on!" And tho Ixtards of the attic
floor creaked, as with lis drawn very
light she marched over them lo a trunk
that had not been ojiencil since Tom went
10 Ijie war. tier lingers treinhled, tun
what she bad to do she would do quickly,
and almost liefore ibe creak hail ilu d away
she was seated in her rocking ehdr again
with one of Tom's full-grown suits in her
lap, and a paper pattern she had u-ed for
him twenty years liefore in her hand.
!shii shook a thread of blight golden
hair out ol her scissors and began to rip:
for sensible clothes and curls did not go
together, and shu had been shearing them
off until only a bristling little thickness
of tawny while was left in their place.
She drew her chair softly a little neaier to
the b ireau drawer, it was so hard to see
anything lhat had been Tom s falling in
bits; but some things tho keeper's wife
had said, seemed keeping time with her
scissors as they went.
" l'ou see, ma am, it's what might he
called a providential accident, the snow
-lonn coming on and the stage going no
fun her, and so that young thing being
thrown on our hands that night. She was
looking for her own folks, that was plain ;
tor she kept whispering to heisulf, 1
nuW see hi in to-morrow, for luy child's
-ake;' and her very last breath was to
err out entreating like and sudden,
Father!' Hut this being an inconvenient
world, altogether not the best, whv voa
see by daylight she had taken a journey
quite unoiner way. '
Summer days are long, but they slip
away after all, and the evening came
when Miss Pophurst's precious cow came
home with a twig of crimson maple leaves
hanging horn her mouth, and ihe next
day the Kim Tree school muslerod its
ile.-eneis and began iiL'ain.
" It's just as well," mused Mis Judith,
standing at the wiinlow with a broom in
her hand and proud satisfaclion in her
heart, as she watched her new charge hur
rying toward tlie school; "the bty has
siieh an uncommon hankering to find some
company of his age. 'That always wut n
handsome pattern for pants, too; so good
and slack in tho seat and square at tho
inkles if I could only cure bim of that
rick of hitching at the waistband, though."
That was a bard school, as everybody
knew. They had turned ouuhe last two
ma-ters and were just ready for a third,
though for once it did not seem quite cer
tain who would come out first besi. " Sets
up to be a little exira," laughed Sam lleb
berton, Ihe tallest rebel of last ear, but
ibere was only an uneasy echo of his
laugh. The new master had been staying
a week at Squire Pliilips's Yeni-lian-liiiiul-ed,
poilicoed house, that not ono out ol
ten of the boys had overseen the inside of,
and the squire was a trustee into tlio bar
" Yes," added another tail rebel, Hal
Philips himself, "and he told my father
he intended lo stay in that school room.
and if any one left, it would be llie first
boy that dnlu'l behave himself."
There was another uncomfortable pause.
and Sam turned from the stump he was
kicking. " Ami wliut did tho squire say
to thai? 'You got out!' I suppose," he
lurnud with a half laugh.
Hal's cveg flashed. Everybody knew
the squire had boen a sea captain for half
a lilelime liefore coining back to lake the
old homestead and family title together,
and that few quarter decks Ilad seen a hot
ler temper or heard hotter words than his.
Uut there was a rumor that the (-quire bad
-eeti lioulile in his day. His wilo, and a
daughter who was the idol of his heart,
wero gone, and some mysterious change
had eomo over him wiih il all.
" It's a hard tus!e, though," said Dea
con llaybeiry one day. " He's the proud
est, binb sleppin'est man we ever bad in
our place,but I've seen bim lifty times when
a tiling riled bim. Willi full five minutes
to gel a lair hold of himself, and then out
conies that terrible 'scapevalve o' his'n,
Yi u get nut ! " And llie deacon laughed
a satisfied little laugh; he should see llie
squire fairly in the kingdom Jet.
Hut as Sam spoke, there was a new
sensation in the crowd. A slight figure
walked toward them, giving an uncom
fortable till at the waistband, of some
very "slack" trouseis wilh one hand,
while thu oilier was struggling to keep a
loose hat steady on a smooth-shaven, slip
pery little head.
" Hallo! what's your name, youngster?
Ob, he's Miss Judys boy! Judy, Judv,
Where's the baby, Judy?"
A hot flush run up the brim of tlio loose
hat. but a sharp, quick ring of the school
bell sent tho boys swarming in like bees
into a hive, and the bum of the first day's
work began. The hum went on pretty
quietly for a week ; the boys wero taking
a gauge of the new master's eye and hand,
and were too busy for much notice of the
new comer, excepting lhat pull at the
waistband thai Miss Judy's boy couldn't
seem lo do wiihout. " Hitch," Hal Phil
ips bud whispered with an imitation such
as only be could give and lhat was the
signal for the rest. Miss Judy's boy
couldn't raise bis eyes to speak to any
body, but there it was. Was this tho fuu
of going to school?
Could the whispers nave reaehod Miss
Judy's ears? At any rate she stalked
grimly to t:ie village slore that night and
came back with a very small parcel in her
hand, and the next morning the shrinking
liitlo face under thu slippery hat shouo
proud and triumphant for once.
" Feel a little extra ibis morning, ell?"
said Hal, as a pair of brown eyes flashed
up at him with a quiver al the hean they
belonged to. It bad bad a good many
quivers since school began, but this was a
new varieiy, a joyful one, and could not
bo kept back.
" 1 ve srot some gallmcses"
"Hallo! gallowses! lie's got somo gal
lowses! Now we've got a na no!" shouted
Hal; and the ciy went round. Miss
Judy's boy was named. For nn inslaul
the wide punts and loose hat shrank away
as if fiom a stab, but Ihey were out again
and doing their share in tho game, when
iheir lin n rami).
There was another quiver lhat went
pretty deep, as Gallowses crept into Tom's
lorsaken bed that evening, afier Mis
Judith's crisp good night.
" Arc tho hoys going to call me that
dreadful name forever? But I wi'l bear il!
1 am to bo good aud bravo for her sake,
and bul oh, why couldn't I have gone
with her? It is so terriblo here all the
time," and Gallowses' trembliug fingers
drew a little glistening something hidden
at his neck, and with one-lung, passionate
kiss, he laid bis check against a without
An hour later Miss Judiib walked noise
lessly in; those foolish store suspenders
had a rip already to bo sewed. The little
figuru lying in Tom's bed gave n strange
Sbo hesitated there was no one to see
her and Miss Pophurst stooped quickly
and kissed the chuck on tho pillow. But
the cheek was wet; tbere was something
blue around the neck, and Miss Judith's
black eyes shot piercingly under the other
" Good land of our fathers! wboro did
tbo child get that?"
The next few weeks wore pretty dull
times, the boys thought. The bullies made
several advances on tho master, and re
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1879.
treated well scared to their place; Gal
lowses' while hair attempted to come out
in crispy littlo yellow enrls, and was
snipped back by Miss Judy's scissors, ami
thai was all. " Look here, Iniys" said
Hal Philips at Int. " they'll be c tiling us
' spoonies.' and serve us right, if this
thing goes on niucb lonser. I tell you
we've just got to hang together in some
move, and let the master have it when he
can't t. ll where il comes fioiu. Dj you
say agreed ?"
' Agreed," went up in a ehorns. " Give
us a programme, that's all."
" Weil, ti ere's that old donkey of Doa
eon I!a berrys's ; what if he should e
found strayed into the ma-ter s desk some
morning with the master's cap on bi
heitd, ami one of those law books he's al
ways fooling with at intermission under
his nose! How would that tlo, just for a
feeler, you know?"
A shout rose for an answer, and Hal
went on. Shake hands, then! A pull
all together, you know, and llien nobody
is to blame!" and ono by one the boy
marched up and gave Hal a hand. " Now,
Gallowses! you're the last!" but the wide
trousers stood motionless, and Gallowses
shook Ids close cropped head.
" What! You're afraid! Pshaw! We'll
tell Miss Judy we diil it."
"No. yon needn't," said Gallowses, "but
I cun t help jon."
" What, you little sneak!" said Sam.
pouncing upon him and seizing him by
the collar. You
" No, I won t peach, Sam Heblicrton,
nor do anything clsu that's mean. I hope.
Let go of mv collar; you'vo no right to do
" Will you lend a hand, then?''
Gallowses' head shook again. " Not on
the donkey I can't."
" Coward! ooward! Gallowses is a cow
aid!" rose up the ehout, and Sam lighten
ed his grip with a growl that meant mis
chief, but a sudden thought struck Hal.
" Hold on," he said. " Somebody's got
to open the school room door lor us.
What's the harm if Gallowses slips through
tho ventilators and down on the inside,
mid just draws the boll of that hack door?
There's no other boy small enough, and
what's that to do wilh the donkey or wiih
" Will you do it?" asked Sam with a
threatening pull; but Gallowses stood
" I cu' I tell you. It wouldn't be good
or brave, and I can'l."
"It wouldn't, eh!" retorted Sim, furi
ously, between bis teeth; and it was a
dangerous moment for Miss Judy's boy.
Hut the bell rang again, and Sam had
found out that it wasn't best to be late in
bis seat. " I'll settle you!" he miitti red.
w ith a scowl that glowed more mid more
fiercely toward Ga'lowses' desk for the
rest of the afternoon. "I'll thrash you
within an inch of your life!"
Why shouldn't be? Wasn't ho three
limes as big as llie coward Gnllowi-es, and
a hero of the school into the bargain?
Two weeks passed, and the curh-bil of
tho Elm Tree school still held steady and
strong, but outside winter had been
marching merrily on, till il swept sudden
ly down one Friday night and locked up
everything. Deacon Bayherry's mill pond
Included, in prison wills of ice. And the
next day, a Saturday, witli blue skies, air
like wine, and the ring of the skatis on
that pond started ihe deacon up to the
liveliest psalm tune he knew! From Miss
Pophurst's kitchen window a pair of eager
brown eyes had watched eveiv boy of llie
school scurrying past, and the jingle of
skate irons was like the trumpet lo a war
horse's ears; but what is a war-horse wiih
out bridle or spurs, and Gallowses bad
no skates. And wiial fun was there iu
going lo look on? Miss Judnh grew a
little nervous at last, watching tho little
figure with ilbows on tho table, and a
shorn head in its hand, poring over a les
son for next week.
" Why don't you follow tho rest of the
boys, wherever Ihey are? Tho kitchen's
no place for a Saturday."
Miss 1'ophur-l turned the scale, nnd
once astir, the war-horse seemed to have
"Hullo! There's Gallowses! Comoon!
Let's see what we can do," was the cry on
the pond. Gallowses felt his linger tips
tingle; the skate irons rang eire'es,
squares and pigeon wings. Deacon Hay
berry was selling up another psalm time
down in tho mill; and oh why couldm
lie go on with the rest!
At last a sudden curve brought a small
skater, glowing breathless, close lo the
bank where he stood.
" Hallo, Gallowses, why don't you come
our Where are your skates t
" I haven't any;" aud then, cotlkl he?
should Her Xes, ho ? " Couliln t you
lend me yours for live minutes or so?"
"Couldn't do it!" and with another
curve and shot, Hob Aylmer was out of
Didn't you find the boys?'' asked Miss
Pophurst, as the latch lified slowly under
Gallowses' hand. " Skating on the pond,
eli? There s been more than ono boy
drowned there boloro to-day ! '
Monday morning came again, but the
sport of Saturday seemed to have fallen
like sparks to tinder on the heroic spirits
thirsting for a fray.
' Now boys," said the squire's son,
" it s tune lo settle a few things. Are we
LI in 1 ree boys going under or are we go
ing skating this afternoon?"
A shout of applause followed, and Hal
went on. Tho master always sat absorbed
in law books through the intermission, the
keys could be turned on the outside in a
11 ish, tho heavy wooden shutters pushed
over toe meows, ami mere would be an
afternoon for the ice, and one for the mas
ter to learn lessons in tho dark! Hand
pledging asain, but there was once more
a gnat lo the lion ; the slack trousers stood
niononiesj tig am ! Sain s eyes blaze I, but
Hal slowly unrolled a bundle and held
something glittering and dangling before
Gallowses' face. Witli a greal bound Gal
lowses heart leaped up, and the brown
eyes sbone like siars. ' For me?" bul
Hal drew the prize awav. " Hoi 1 on
Just give us your hand you won't meddle
wiin our lockup, tirsi! '
Miss Judy's boy siarted back. Was this
quick, sharp-shooting pain what ieople
can disappointment." Ilu haihi I been u-ed
to expecting things, and be had not known.
Don't. Hal! Don I show ihein to me!
I can't promise! Y ai know I can't."
" Iook here. Gallowses, don't bo a fool
Didn't Sam let you have enough the other
Tho Elm Tree school sat that morning
with flashes and mutterinzs like a sup
pressed volo tno, and Miss Pophurst swav-
ed in her chair with short, crispy little
croaks. She had boon thinking over some
thing ever since Saturday afternoon, and
at la-t she sprang suddenly up.
" What difference dons it make to Tom?
Perhaps he'll be glad!" and once more
llie al tie boards Cl oaked, an I when Miss
Judith took her seat again, she laid a little
bundle softly by hor side. The old clock
ticked slowly on. but tho I nch lified at
last, and Miss Judith raised the bundle
from tho floor.
" Sen if thosu skates will fit you; thoy
might as well be worn as to rust, I sup
pose," she said.
That visit to the trunk haunted Miss
Pophurst after Gallowses was asleep, and
at last she stole silently Into his room, but
bofore she reached the "bedside, sba stood
transfixed. "Good land! if that child
ain't hugging close lo Tom's skates, yet!
and that other thing's under his chook
again, and I do believe he's been crying.
Why, what ails the boy P And the snow's
coming down now at a rate that'll put the
mill pond out of sight for one while!"
And so it diil, am! tho life went out o'
.-kales and the lockup plan, together; th
heroic spirits dropped, and quiet settled i
on the school loom for the next two week
The holidays were coming so near 111
perhaps il was as well to let them com
Kaeiiul y nfer all. Thanksgiving da
astonished every ono with an unprei-c
dented tn tw, and a rain that turned th
-now-covered pond into an oozy sufuc.
black as ink; and though Mis Poplinr
had a chieken and :i lilllo ball of pint,
pudding for dinner I here was no gel l in;
ait, and still less of the merry niakin,
and "iiy company Gallowses had heard a'
the boys proiui-e themselves; and he hi
iway in bed at last, thankful that the da;
was done; bow should he ever live tbrougi
t whole week like that when Chrisuua
But liefore Chrs'nias came the worl
seemed to be in altogether a differen
mood. The sunset skies turned yellow a
l'ilil, nnd the purple hills stood sharp un,
1 1 most black against tlieni in frosty air
the nighis grew slinging and clear, and a
last, as Chri-lnias eve itself set in, a norli
wind whirled down on the glowing pond,
and when morning dawned, as Deacol
Ilijbi-rrv assured ihe boys, " Pharaoh nn
all his hosts might feel free to march
Whither had our sorrowful memories
fled away that wild, j .yful Christina
afternoon? Faster and faster flowed ihi
warm, eager blood through his veins; had
he ever been miserable? had he ever sob
bed himself lo sleep in a world when
skates and skaiiug grounds wero found?
Un flew the hours; what did make cut
ting letters so very hard? Over and ovoi
the " P " he was determined to cut Ual
lowses went, too busy to notice thai one 1
ono the boys had slipped away, toward the
cove above, for fresh ice; for the black
face of the pond was scared and while in
last. Another fifteen minutes, and sudden
ly Ibere was a wild cry behind him; "Sam
Habherton and Hal are in the water! I am
going for help!'' and with marble face
Hob Alymer plunged off tbo ice. Were
those Squire Philips' gray sleigh robes
and mottled gray horse dashing past?
" You got out !'' thundered the squire,
and snatching Bob into the sleigh, he shot
the gray horse down the mill road by the
pond, and ttien with a swoop, round to n
motionh ss black group, huddled on the ice
And what did tlie squire do then? What
had any of tlieiu done ail this time stand
ing niolionle-s, in a dumb froiz ng terror,
as the ice crumbling fiom the hands thai
clntehed it, brought tho black, opening
circle nearer 10 inoir loet.
But haik! There was another skate
ring! A I'ntle liguro in wide trousers was
coming up! " Help, Gallowses gas pen
sain. Jho brown eyes took one sweep
over the black, widening t'Ulf, and then,
j-ickei in h ind. Gallowses crepl toward ii.
Une long, vicious crack ran across the tee;
Miss Ju ly's boy stopped, and holding the
jacket by one wrist, flung out Ihe other
toward bam. lint an ai m s length still lay
Then something else eamo fl t-hing ofl
Gallowses' shoulders long, red, white
" Ilis ga lowscs! His gallowses! He's
lingtheui to his sleeve!" and the hud
dled figures held their breath, but at last a
shout rose up,
Coming! Coining! He'll fetch him !
Hurrah! ' and half Irozcn, trembling and
livid wiih fright, Satu came crawling un
tii in ice!
Bui another piercing cry broke in, and
Hal's ejes met the sbuuters in an tigony
He's I ising hold! Save my boy, too!"
grcaned the squire; and Gallowses took
one nioro sweeping look at Hal's corner of
the hungry looking hole. How the cur
rent underneath dragged al anything il
carried through. Hut once mure ho crawled
toward its treacherous edge. Ho was near
enough to ibrow to Hal, uut the thin ice
suapHd and bent. It would never hold
tin in boih.
" Throw mo a lino from the sloitrh."
Tying one end to what he held, ho flung
back the other towards thicker ice.
" Catch il, some of you." and then he
threw a jacket sleeve lo Hal. lie grasped
stiffly al il ; could he hold il? Yes; and
Willi one desperate struggle for life be
gained thu ice. Ii benl and snapped, but
ihey were dragging at tho oilier end
dragging bravely now. Ho was sale but
another cry lost up. Tho ihm shelf of ice
thai broke as Hal climbed up was ail that
had hold Galluwsi s from the hungry rush
ing stream, and Mis Judy's buy was out
" Why, what upon airth?" said Deacon
Baybcrry, peeping through the mill win
dow as the cry lose. Oho! Mischief,
and the squiru after 'em!" nnd the deacon
laughed softly to himself, and set up
another psalm tune, aud then peeped
through the window again. What was
lhat yellow, gleaming thing just taking
the smooib leap downward over the dam?
Miss Popbursl had thought about short
halrot late, and Gallowses hat bad been
tilting tiiiht ovi r crispy, golden curls.
"Ginger!' exclaimed the dnicon, and
in one instant he was iu thu water ready
io meet wuat he had seen shining as it
When Squiro Philips saw it a few min
utes later lying beloie Deacon Bayborry's
" sillin'-roum lire," bis start would have
electriliod the deacon if thouglns, hand
and hoi blankets bad not been busy with
Lrallowses. It seemed the very same del
icato clear-cut face, the same golden head
ne used to stand worshipfully over when
ue came Home irom sua twouiy years ago
" Who is thu child?'' ho asked almost
" Gallowses," answered Bob Avlmer.
" Y'ou !" began I ho squiro, but the
deacon interrupted; " Hero late, take that
gewgaw oil; it benders.' ami the squire
urew a oiue nonon irom Uallowses' iicck.
What was that bright thing banning from
ii? A locket? Had not iho squire seen
that locket before? lie had il open at last,
a lair face looked yearning forth and the
squire gave a great cry th it made the ilea
con drop everything this time. " Nellv!
XT. .11.. t t . . -
uijr owu iooi nuiiy. i Knew i uml lost Her,
but have I killed her too?" The deacon
turned to the bed again. The Iord wai
working on the squiro Hallelujah hut
bis business was wi h Gallowses; and Iu
another hour the brown eves wero neaee-
fully following him as he went in and out
finishing the p-aliu tune begun in the mill.
Sud lenly tho deacon shot a look hick into
llie ill again.
" Did you think that there corn husk
thickness of ice was going to huld you and
,,v liiu Di.iuu uioriui iiiimuu Ol tuner
A faint smile pissed over Gallowses'
" That was nothing; and I was to be
good and brave for Iter take.'1
ioi "nose sane; tvnoso cnild are
yon? What's your naiuoP" broko in the
"tor nert! And my name, Phil; that
was for my grandfather; Philip Philips
uut ue was iosi long ago."
" You !" began the souire asrain.
and then snatching tho little figure out of
iiio aeacon s blankets and shawls, he held
u in ms strong arms, sobbin; like a baby
with his face held softly against Gallowsos'
.Miss rophurst's door was locked that
afternoon for she Had gone three miles
away; but wheu she returned, with a dive
into net- pocKet lor toe key. there stood
the squire, pacing the doorstep with bis
quarter-deck tread. ' Miss Pophurst' J
must have that boy of yours! He's
mine!" But Miss Judith's eves flashed
' Never! When the Lord said that. I
pave him Tom; but do you think you!"
' No,' said the squire, in a oice that
imde Miss Pophur-t start, it was strangely
;entle ami low, and yet she felt it luting
ier like a rod of iron. " Come up lo mv
muse and live, if you will; it needs you";
ut i here the by must he! ' Isabella T.
'iopkini, in Sunday Afternoon.
Waks 1 H said the sun. kmklnc oat at Uia world,
Aud the mist from tbe mesl jwa broka.
,ad blossojis aud leave felt a tbrlll of life,
Aod from aleep at bis summoas woke.
Jew wild roses looked everywhere.
At tbe cloud, and tbe btr Is, an 1 tbe trcea:
)slaes went wavinir all ways, rad tblnsa t
Aud batterenpa basked at their ease ,
All tbe fields over.
Nook bt but the clover
Turned to ber lover
rrae little clover leaves, etraibt to the sun.
Tls-her and hlirber be climbs the sky ,
Drinktne- tbe roses' dew
tweet, frail rosea t they dropped, then felt.
And faint were all thincra that grew,
lut tbe calm little clover learet turned and turned
With the irreat sun keeping pace;
Ind now aacb one In tbe fervid boon,
Lifting Its trusting face.
All the fields over.
Only tbe clover
Followed hir lover
True little clover looked straight at the sun.
Slowly, slowly, the aun went down
Overthe bills ao sweet;
Slowly followed tbe clover leaves,
Ever his face to meet.
D jwn thronirb the waiting g-old and red
As at tbe last he si-iks from eight,
Softly they drop their faces low.
In loving, mute, vood-nf e-ht.
Alt the Seidsover,
Hleeps little clover.
Missing her lover
True tittle clover, to wake far the sun.
-If Ids Awak.
A ZOOLOGICAL UO.UA.M B.
BY 0 P. ADAMS.
Jiupirtd titan (Tnmal Flow 0 A nimal Siiirilt.
Nosweeter girl ewe ever gnu
Tlpn Betty Marten's daugter Sue.
With sable bare, small, tapir waist.
And lips you'd gopher miles to taste;
Bright, lambent eyes, like the gazelle.
Sheep pertly brought to bear so well.
Ape pretty lass, It was avowed.
Of whom ber mirmit to be proud.
Deer girl! I loved her as ray life.
And vowed to heifer for my wife.
Alas! a sailor on tbe sly,
Had cast on her bla wetber eye
He said m y love for her waa bosh ,
And my affection I musquash;
He'd dog her foitsteos everywhere,
Anteater in the easy chair:
He'd setter round, this sailor chap.
And pointer out upon the map
Where onee a pirate cruiser boar
Him eaptive to a foreign ehore.
The crnel cantata far onthld
The yaks aud crime a of Robert Kid.
He oft would while Jack with the cat,
And say," iiy bit ik,d je you like that?"
What makes yon stag aronnd ao , sayl
Thecatamounta to soaietbing. hey?"
Then he would seal It with an 01th ,
And say," Tju are a l aUtn'."
" I'll starve yon down, mv sailor fine,
Until for beef aud porcupine!"
And fairly horse with fiendish laughter.
Would aay,"Houoefortb, mini whatgiraffetert"
In ahort, the many risks be ran
Might well a llama braver man.
Then he was wrecked aud castor shore
While feebly cllngln to anoa;
Hyenacleft a nong the rocks
He crept, siussuoes anl minus ox.
And when hs fata would go to bed ,
He had to li jn leaves Instead .
TbenSue would say, with troubled face,
" How koodoo live iu such a place?"
And straightway into tears would melt.
And say, " How badger mast hsve fell!"
While he, the brute, woodchuck her chin,
And say," Aye, aye, my lass!"aod grin.
Excuse these steers It's over now;
There's naught like grlfe the hart can cow.
Jarkass'd her to be his, and ahe
She gave Jack al, and Jilted me.
And now, alas! the little minks
Is bound to bim with Hymen's lynx.
Detroit Free Press.
A Wonderful Kuuu'r.
Tbe feats of our pede-trians, though
surprising enough, are 01st into the shade
by the recorded exploits of Krnst Mensen,
a Norwegian sailor in the Knglish navy
early in the present century. Altliougu
for a long time known to his shipmates as
an extraordinary runner, he brst attracted
public attention by running from Ixmdon
to Portsmouth, a di.-tanue of seventy-three
miles in nine hours, on a wager that ho
could not accomplish the feat in ten hours,
and soon after he ran from Iondon to Liv
ei -pool, one hundred and fifty miles, in
thirty-two hour". Mensen did not quii
the sea until he had distinguished himself
111 the battle of Navanno in lS7, but
shortly after that dale he became a pro
fessional runner. After winning a num
ber of lesser matches he was induced to
undertake the great feat of running from
Paris to Moscow. He started trura Itu
Place Vendotne at 4 o'clock in the after
noon of June 11, 1831, and entered the
Kremlin at in o'clock on Ihe morning of
June 25th, having accomplished tho dis
tance of ono thousand seven hundred and
sixty miles in thirteen days and eighteen
This feal, as might be supposed, oreatod
a decided sensation tboughoul Europe, and
the employment ot Mensen as a courier
extraordinary by kings and princes became
a popular amusement in European courts.
He ran from country to country, and from
court to court, hearing messages of con
gratulation, condolence, or di-patches of
greater importance, and whenever match
ed against ihe regularly mounted couriers,
easily succeeded in beating them. He
always carried wiih him a map, a compass,
and as many biscuits and ounces of rasp
berry syrup as there was to lie days occu
pied on llie journey. In the winter he
took with him a ptir of long, slender Nor
wegian sno'a shoes, and in traveling he
alwavs chose tbe most direct line, turning
out neither for mountains nor rivers, but
climbing the one nnd swimming the other.
He never walked but invariably ran, keep
ing up a long, swinging loie fur hours n
a time without rest. Ilis only refreshment
was one biscuit and an oui ce ol raspberry
syrup per day, and two short ras'a of ten
or fifteen minutes each in twenty four
hours. The.-e rests he took while standing
and leaning against a tree or other o' jecl
for siipHrt. At such limes he covered his
face with a handkerchief and slept, and
after such a nap he would pursue his w,J
apparently as refreshed as though he bad
slept for hours.
In 1833 he started from Munich at 1
o'clock in the afiern.xm of June bih, wMi
dispatches from ths king of Bavaria to bis
son Oito, king of Greece. These dis
patches were delivered at Nanplia at 9
o'clock on the morning of July 1st, or
seven days sooner than if they had been
sent by the regular post. In 1836, while
in the employ of the British East India
Company. Mensen was charged wilh the
conveying of dispatches from Calcutta to
Constantinople through Central Asia.
Ihe distance is five thousand six hundred
and fifteen miles, vrhiob the messenger
accomplished in fifty-nine days, or in one
third of the time made by the swiftest
oaravan. On this wonderful journey he
made bis way across terrible deserts, aw
ful salt swamps, where for hundreds of
miles he saw no living being, and through
countries whose inhabitants were savage
robbers, and who lived in a state of con
tinual warfare. ;
At last the project was broached to Men
sen to explore the Nile and attempt to
solve tbe most interesting geographical
problem 01 tne age, me uiscovery 01 me
sources of that great river. Ho set out
TERMS FOR ADVERTISING.
For nae snner of is line or le, of tmrntTn m
tnsrtloi,, si f"r e,-b aulMte-iii.tit m- rtiii. !i is.
Uolrss tb umulx-r ! lum-riioiia are inrfct-an be .d
verdM'itDt a wilt b (- .iiiiiiti.d until r,l-rd out
I.IIhtsI dir-niut made t iurt-hiileijduibt is advert
taH b Uieear.
Probate and Commiasloueri-' Kotires.tocearh.
For Notlr-es of LileraOon. Rslray. th FormMlosj
and IXiiliit1n,t C-) arn-rlii-M. SI .lm- h l.r
fart-insertion. Il aent b uiaii Uie lujuvi uiunt ac.
totls in news mhimrs. laments rr linerai-b l.
aeruuii.bui liOtiiarKi-anadeof IrksUiu, 5u,-ei,u.
Noticesof Death and Murrlsges loaerted gratis but
XUMideil' ihe uar j Niticeaia I'.tri will be i-Uarged
ti m- iu of liv cent iN-r liue.
from Silesia on May 11. 1812. and ran to
Jerusalem, and thence lo Ciiro and up iho
western b.nk of th.- river into Upper
Egvpt. Here, j 1st nn'si.le the t ill io-e of
Synnehe was seen on tbe morning of Jan
uary 22. IKl.'t. to stop ami iet, leaning
against a pilm tree, with his faco covered
by a handkerchief Ho m-sh-iI so lung
tb it some persons trim! to wake him, but
thev 'ried in vain, for he was ilea I. Ilu
was buried at tbe I'o t of tlie tree. a"d it
was years h fore his friends in Kurojie
knew what fate had h fallen liiiu.
A WoNDEIfKl l. TlttiTTISC Ox.- That nn
ox. in some eireiimstarces, may show
speed in striking contrast wilh iis usual
low gate is prove ! by ihe fnllowinif slorv
told by a eorreSgin.b ut of Ihe Cincinnati
Enquire' : A iiiciiiIkt of a piny of miners,
naiie d Green, digu-ted wilh prosper s at
Pise's Peak took, as hi 'hare of tlie eaniD
ou ti'. an ox and the foro pun of a c i t.
md out of the latter he made a sulkev.
Willi Ibis he drove easiwnd and Q'ia ted
on some land near IVnv,-r whieh he cuhi
valed. t ne ilav, as Grei n was driving
bis ox into Denver, some fellows nn borso
hack allempted to pass him. The ox,
moved by some accountable freak, q lit k-
cned its s'eps until il went 1 fl' in a swing.
ing trot leaving the horse behind. This
was tho first mum ttlon Green bad lhat
bis bob tailed ox (it was bob-lailcdj could
trot. The idea then presented il-adl to
him that if be could only aeeusiom il to
tiotling a short distance on a eerinin I'iiec
of ground il cotil I out trot anv hor-o iu tho
iietghborlKxid. Thers wits a uamliler
named Ran. I do in D liver at tins time
who owned a horse that could do his mtlo
in 2:40. Kamlale was acq 1 diited wi h
Green, and would occasion ally drop ii to
his quarters and praise Ins reuse. A day
or two afnir Gieen's discovery of his ox's
liowers k ind-tie dropped in s, usual, and
began "talking horse. ' Green remarked
liai be bad an ox that could beat Kan
lale's horse for three hundred vnrds.
Kanilalo laughed al firs;, then Col mad
and at lust i.U'ered to bet ten to one. thai it
could not be done. The bet was promptly
laKen, anil uiey adjourned 10 the prepared
place. The ox was backed up to a little
handcart. When every hing was ready.
twav they went. Sine enu;li, at the end
of lair bundled yards llie ox caiuo in
ahead. Oa the spo. llmilall bought half
the ox for 85JO. Thu next day i, Wis
pitted noainst two horses, and the whole
city turned out to see ihe remark.iblu
pi cnoni'-non, a tro ting ox Again he
was victorious, nnd tininl the wildest
excrement passed ihe line six lengths
Everyday thereafter tho ox defeated a
horse or two. and there soon b'-ianiea
popular ili iii in I for a share in Ihe animal.
Accordingly a ci-inp-tny wis loi nied w i h
a j linl slock of $u.4W being sixty lour
.shares of $1UH e teb. I'he S'ock went like
hot cukes, aud s on soi l above par. Iu a
week, during winch thu ox won several
tuoro races, iho slock wa-qu iled on the
gambling tables, and passed f ir $1,000
At last a horse sired in San Francisco
came along ami a trial of s -ci-il wu made
up lietweeu liiiu and ihe ox On thu app lim
ed day it was 1 sumated .hat theiewi re len
thousand people 1 res. Tit. 1 In- ox '01 k tbe
lent from the sinn; at tin- one hiuuliul
yard polo ho was a length and a half
ahead; at the one hundred and lif y il had
become three lengths; at the l,vo bundled
and fifty tlio distance ha I widen-, 1 into lire
lengths and the ox s; ill gaining. Hut
when wit liiu a dozen yards of the winning
post the ox beoamo tired and mad- iii ids
mind lo .-top. Accordingly he planted his
front fiet and n Jused lo budge. Moral
suasion, profane abuse, phy-ieal ill-usae,
all failed lo move him. and ihe horse
ijuielly trotted pa-t and took the race,
c lotu lhat iiiiuuiu the stock sank from
1,000 ash ire down to one sixty-four, h
of the value of the ox as ine.tt. .Many
Hurts were afterward made to coerce the
anim d In o a trot, hut all enticement and
pcisursian nenllc or otherwise, failed, and
be never trotted again.
That Book Agent. Ihe other day a
young 111 in, who e nusiness il wis to soil
railroad guides found a fferson avenue
clothing dealer sitting in an iirm-c'i air in
from of his door, and after a ko d salute
the agent handed out one of his guides
and said; " There is tlie handiest liiile
book in the world. Il contains the name,
time-table, ami route of eveiy railroad in
this country." "1 nefl'er buys no such
kind of pook-," rep ied ihe dealer, as he
glanced through it. " Hut you want that
pamphlet, my dear sir. You luok like a
man who travels around considerably,
and no traveler c m get along without oue
of those guides." " I don't care to guide
no railroad," siid tho dealer, shaking his
bead and turning away. "11 .Id on, now
just look through it once. Suppose, for
instance, that you want to go lo New
Ot leans." " 1 shall nell'er go there as long
as I am born " "Well, suppose you want
lo go to Onaba?'' ' Den I don't go."
"What do you do when you want to go to
Chicago?'' asked llie ieisisient agent.
'I shtays at home." " W. II suppose you
had to go; wouldn't you have lo look at a
railroad time table tlieni1" "No sir. I
should ao down pv der depot, get on der
I VS some apples off der poy. and I
should step oil 111 Chicago bko some
grease!" The agent had no Inn her argu
ment to advance. Aim York DL.-pat;lt.
Simpiicity in I.ivinij. To live simply,
and to master and control our expendi
tures, is a sore need these 11 ual times. I he
influences which surround us, tlie habits
which wo fall into as second nature, all
sway us in a dangerous direction. Every
family and every class seem to havo
caught hold of the skirls of the one above
it, and to lie desparately holding on 10
litem. Tbe best thing they can do is to
let go the only tiling, indeed, whieh will
give themselves comfort, or make tin ir
lives useful and happy. As Soon as they
Commence lo live regardle.-s of ihe si lo
iu whieh those live who pos-ess perhaps
doable their income, they will Iiml that
they have tho means of living happily.
This most needed refonu is the one
which is incumbent 11 ion many of us to
carry out the coining year. We cannot
sweep tho whole .-treet, bul each one can
keep the mud from his own doorstep If
it is done regularly and qui. lly. others
will soon follow ibe goud examp'e, and in
th 8 way many will bo relieved of heavy
bin dens nnd cares. Simple living! to it
even the great household questions of si r
vanu will yiel I, because we shall not he
so sorely su'jculed to the.r exactions,
when we am not so dependent upon their
lalxirs, but have found out that we possess
hinds and feet thai can minister to our
needs. Daisy Euibright, in Country lien
LUman. A Plant Without Stai.k ou Leaf.
There is a very big flower with a queer
name Rtifflexiti arnotdU bill the oddest
thing about it is that it has neither stalk
I don't mean a dead flower with the
stalk and leave p' lie kid away, but a living
and growing flower. The ono I heard of
measured three feet across, weighod len
pounds, and oould hold about two gallons
of water. It was found In tlie East Indian
island of Sumatra, bul I'm told that others
of tbe same family have been seen in
These rurions flowers grow upon the
iwis ui uturr pinna), eriuing tone ou me
roots, arid sureadino; nn like the beads of
cnDbxges. JacK n the ru.ptl; 61. i tcnolas
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