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TO A YOUNG GIRL.
The stars' untarnished gold gleams in the
meshes of thy hair.
The heavenly hue of April's blue Uvea hi thy
The lips which kiss to crimson the pale clouds
that flush the skies
Have pressed thine own, and lingered lightly
on thy cheeks so fair;
No wave of passion on thy heart hath sobbed
in sensuous sighs.
Nor hath ambition brought to thy smooth
brow one touch of care.
PThe gods, with gifts supernal and supreme,
I have dowered thee,
Tooth, purity and beauty thine, a precious leg
—Daniel E. O'Sullivan in Southern Bivouac.
My father's farm was fully eleven
miles, over a lonely and deserted road,
from the little town of B , and al
most midway between the two points
above lay the old Sharp farm, desolate
and run to weeds, simply because the
owner, for reasons hereafter to be given,
was forced to content himself from year
to year with the grazing it afforded his
cattle and the few meager loads of hay
saved from the neglected meadows.
The former proprietor, old Jacob
Sharp, or Lame Jake, as he was more fre
quently called by reason of an unfortu
nate physical deformity, known to the
doctors, I believe, as equino-varns, and
commonly as clubfoot, had taken a no
tion a few years before to hang himself
to a rafter in the old barn, and by that
little act had completely ruined the rep
utation of one of the best and most fer
tile holdings in the country.
From whatever source originated,
weird and uncanny stories soon began
to circulate respecting the old home
stead, the purport of which were that
poor old Lame Jake, who had been so
impatient to get out of the world, was
now equally anxious to get back, but
having foolishly disposed of his carnal
covering to gratify the whim of an idle
moment, he was now compelled in re
visiting thus the glimpses of the moon,
to restrict himself to such hours and
places as the native modesty of any
proper minded ghost would be most apt
Many and marvelous wero the legends
which the "auld slashers"' of the coun
try, as the Great Antiquary would call
them, were in the habit of relating to
such juvenile and feminine ears as wero
most readily captivated thereby; and
many and many a night have I seen my
Bister and younger brothers go to bed
with eyes like saucers after an evening's
seance with one of these raconteurs.
But, as the New Light of Asia has it,
that is another story.
One tenant of the place had fifty bush
els of wheat carefully winnowed one
night, old Jake being distinctly seen by
a member of the family, whom the noiso
.of tho mill had ..roused, standing in tho
time honored white nightgown and
Bnrrourided by a bluish halo, industri
ously turning the crank; but while he
was congratulating himself that these
visitations promised to be of a Brownie
rather than of a Goblin character the
next night, outrageous to relate, the
winnowed wheat was just as carefully
mixed with an equal quantity of rye
from another bin, tho scandalous pro
ceedings being celebrated with flashings
of light, the most outlandish racket and
discordant peals of unearthly laughter.
These financial losses and annoyances,
while bad enough in their way, might
still have been struggled against for
some time had not his ghostship taken
it into his pneumatic head to begin a
series of domiciliary visits threatening
more directly the unfortunate man's
personal peace and welfare.
A bright glare, emanating from some
particular room, would convey to the
startled inmates the idea that the house
was in flames; and a rush being made
thither the light would disappear in an
instant, to the accompaniment of loud
groans and laughter, rattling of fur
niture and pattering of ghostly footsteps
down the hallways.
Frequently the farmer during sleep,
usually when most worried, would find
himself suddenly and disgracefully fired
oat of bed by some invisible agency;
windows and crockery were smashed,
hells rung at midnight, and on ono oc
casion his wife had the wits nearly
frightened out of her by finding her
lord sleeping one morning by her side,
|his hands folded on his breast and two
pennies placed in orthodox fashion-over
I These happenings, the reader will
easily conceive, had the effect of limit-
Sing his occupancy of the Sharp messuage
strictly to the period of his lease, aud
some threo or four others who succeeded
ihim made equally short stays.
I Others complained most of tho trouble
they had with their cattle. Horses se
curely stalled began about midnight to
raise a most terrific uproar, and if not
promptly liberated would invariably
thrash down the stablo door and be
found next morning huddled together
in the farthest corner of tho pasture.
Frequently one would bo found bearing
the marks of the saddle and other evi
dences of a severe night journey, al
though in such instances, in justice to
old Jake, the fact that one of the boys
was courting a squire's daughter hi a
neighboring county may have borne
some relation to the phenomenon.
Weird lights burning through the
chinks of the barn and about tho prem
ises were so common to the neighbors
that when the boys and girls happened
to be belated at a dance, a husking or
an apple paling they told their parents
ithey came home by the light of old
I am not going in this age of divided
skirts and long distance telephones to
put myself on record as the man that
saw Jake Sharp's ghost; but whut I did
see and hear the night I slept in that
old barn —well, I'm going to tell you
I I had been to B and was returning
somewhat late. Tho night was dark
and starless, and the faint flashes of
lightning which began in the west kept
increasing in frequency and brilliancy
behind me till, just as the old Sharp
gables loomed up from tho blackness be
fore me, the storm I had been appre
hending burst upon me like the opening
of a waterspout.
Never before had I seen such a down
fall The rain descended in one solid
sheet, and the earth fairly shook with
the continuous roll of the thunder. The
lightning was fierce and vivid.
Under the circumstances there was
iiothing to dojiut to take shelter u for n
amo lit iea.st, in iiie olu Darn; ana you
can easily imagine with what a creepy
sensation 1 heard the rickety doors creak
on their rusty hinges as 1 swung them
open and got my team as quickly as
possible under the leaky cover.
Striking a match just to get my bear
ings, I unbitted the horses and supplied
them with hay, of which there was a
quantity in one of the mows; and then
lighting my pipe, that incomparable
solace of the solitary, 1 began to take
stock of my surroundings.
The storm showing no sign of abate
ment, the thunder crashes following
each other in quick succession, and the
lightning playing vividly through the
chinks and broken shingles, I began
with as much stoicism as I could assume
making preparations for my present
Selecting a dry spot in the haymow,
•I removed some of my wet outer gar
ments, and with the aid of horse blan
kets succeeded in improvising a tolerable
bed; but not, I assure you, with the re
motest idea of sleep.
Nevertheless, in an hour ot so, the
thunder and lightning having almost
died away, although the rain .still came
down in torrents; worn out with fatigue
and soothed by the odor of the hay, I
fell into a deep and quiet slumber.
How long I slept I know not, but I
was suddenly wakened by the snorting
and stamping of the horses, and starting
up, became immediately conscious of a
faint bluish light floating in the air di
rectly over the seat I had so lately occu
It resembled no other light I had ever
6een, but seemed to be simply a ball of
bluish or amethyst colored fire, which
circled about through the air with %
queer undulating movement. It im
parted to me as I looked at it a strange
feeling of dizziness and nausea.
While 1 sat staring, fascinated by the
mysterious light, 1 was horrified to hear
a long, low groan, coming seemingly
from the body of the wagon, followed
almost instantly by the sound of my own
name, repeated as distinctly as I had
ever heard it in my life —"Joe! Joe!"
With the cold perspiration beginning
to break from every pore I sprang to my
feet, and as I did so the light floated
slowly up to the rafters and disappeared,
while a low, rattling laugh echoed
through the darkness.
All doubts as to the truth of the stories
I had heard about the haunted barn were
now pretty fully dismissed. I felt that j
I was fairly in for it.
By the feeble glare of my matches,
which only seemed to intensify the dark
ness, I strove to penetrate the wall of
blackness about me, but not a thing
could I see.
My heart was chilled, my blood frozen
in my veins, aud I was only prevented
from dashing open the doors and escap
ing into the more friendly darkness
without by the simple fact that terror —
shall 1 say it?—had rendered me in
capable of motion.
Do not think it was imagination.
There could be no imagination about a
sound so distinct. Tho low, 'wailing
groan, like that of a man in his death
agony, rose slowly on the stillness again,
followed as before by the harsh, devil
ish, cackling laugh and the words,
"Joe.' 1 ' "Joe!" repeated, as I imagined
in my horror, by my own father's voice.
This time the light did not appear, but
a new terror had been added to the
scene. I fancied I heard a creaking
sound, and straining my ear till my
brain seemed to crack made out, as I
imagined, quite distinctly the sound of
footsteps creeping toward me across the
bare planking of the floor.
I am honest enough to confess that in
striking another match my hands shook
like those of a man with the palsy.
Again everything was quiet. Nothing
visible except the horses, with heads
thrown back, cowering against each
I was relieved by the reflection that
no material danger at least threatened
me, but a new trouble now overtook me.
I spilled my matches on the wet hay.
I sat down now in despair, and as I
leaned my face upon my hand I could
feel the arteries in my temples throb
bing like trip hammers. 1 felt that I
could never live through the remainder
of that awful night and preserve my
As I pressed my hands upon my throb
bing temples and vainly strove to miti
gate with reason the blind violence of
my terror, I suddenly uttered a wild cry of
horror a3 a long, wet, clammy arm, or
what I took for one in the darkness, was
thrown tightly around my neck with a
cold clasp that nearly strangled me.
As I struggled desperately, with a
sickening sense of horror, to release my
self from the slimy coils of what I
thought must be some gigantic reptile,
that same low, mocking, devilish laugh
came cackling through the darkness
Tho plunging of the horses, the fiend
ish laughter, groans and calling of "Joe!
Joe!" grew louder and more demoniac,
till, maddened with horror, by a super
human effort I flung the infernal thing,
whatever it was, from me, heard it
strike with tho proverbial dull thud
against the side of the barn, and forget
ting horses, storm, darkness, distance
and everything else, 1 rushed from the
infernal place, and with hair erect and
the clamor still ringing in my ears, fled,
nor paused to breathe till I had covered
the entire distance between there and
home, where I arrived, haggard and be
spattered, as the first streaks of the
gray dawn, thu white winged angels of
a glad deliverance, came to meet me
from tho east.
Quickly I told my story, with every
detail of touch and coloring possible,
you may be sure, and having succeeded
by tho earnestness of my manner in suit
ably impressing the minds of the entire
family, a circumstance, in view of the
character the place already bore, not at
all difficult, I hitched up another horse,
and in company with my father and
younger brother, returned to the scene
of my lato horrible experiences, and the
investigations wo there made in refer
ence to the noises and other phenomena
will I am afraid, only disgust those im
aginative minds which aro always on
the alert for startling denouements.
The gnawing sounds we found had
been produced by the chafing of the
wagon hub against a loose board in the
haymow, and every time the animals
reached forward after their fodder the
movement carried a rusty, guttural,
scraping of the turntable, which simu
lated the sound, "Joe, Joe," with snffl
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING. APRIL 27, 1892.
cient nearness to mislead a cooler head
than mine was just at that time.
The demoniac laughter which had so
horrified me was of equally absurd ori
gin, being simply the rattling and clat
tering of a thin, loose clapboard high
up in the gable whenever a gust stronger
than usual struck it. For the light I
could find no explanation other than the
only possible fact that it wits simply a
phosphorescent exhalation from a little
swamp near by, one of those luminous
methylic vapors, variously known as
will-o'-the-wisp, Jack-o'-lantern, ignis
The place was infested with rats, and
it was doubtless their scurrying back
and forth over the floor which sounded
so much like stealthy footsteps—either
that or the falling of the large rain
drops which found their way through
the leaky roof.
There too lay the reptile which had so
nearly strangled me—a long, soft strip
of the inner bark of one of the cedar
rafters, which, saturated by the rain,
had fallen across the back of my neck
as I stooped forward, and you can readi
ly appreciate the sensation such a thing,
unexpected and in total darkness, would
be apt to produce.
While we were making these discover
ies and remarking how a little daylight
and good common sense will knock the
props from under the best ghost story
ever gotten up, we were all startled by
a sudden rat-tat-tat on the barn door.
My father hastily unfastened it, ex
pecting of course, to meet one of the
neighbors, or possibly a strolling tramp,
and I noticed a queer expression come
over his face. There was not a soul
He had hardly closed the door, how
ever, when the sharp rat-tat-tat was re
peated, this time considerably prolonged.
Again the door was opened quickly,
and again not a soul was in sight.
There was a little door in the rear of
the barn, and, leaving my father and
brother looking at one another in a some
what funny manner, I quietly unfas
tened this, and as the knocking had re
commenced, slipped quickly around out
side to the front of tho barn, only to see
a large redheaded woodpecker diligent
ly tapping away on the door in search of
We got away from that place with all
the expedition possible, and ever since
my skepticism in reference to the vivid
and ornate stories of a similar character,
which we so frequently hear, is pretty
radically confirmed by the simple re
membrance of my own blood curdling
experience that night—with the ghosts.
—J. R. Parke in Buffalo News.
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Notice of Trusteed Sale of Realty at
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON THE
20th day of April, 1892, at 10 a ra of such
day, at Elsinore, rian Diego county, California,
I, the undersigned, will sell or cause to be Bold
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
J£BTATE OF GIACOMO TONONI, DECEASED.
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All bidders will be required to present with
heir bid a certified chock amounting to 10 per
ent of such bid as n guarantee of good faith
or the performance thereof, which check will
c returned on rejection of bid, or on signing
ontrnct. Contractor will be required to fur
ilso sattstac'ory security for performance of
is contract. Blank bids will Dt furnished by
ho secretary of this board on application, and
io other form will be accepted.
Bids will be received by the secretary of this
■oard up to and until lo o'clock, May 4, 1892,
t which time the bids will be opened by this
oard; and the board reserves the right to re
eet any and all bids.
By order of the board of education of the city
f Pomona, California.
J. A. DRIFFILL,
;ecretary of the Board of Education of the
City of Pomona. t#
NOTICE OF SALE OF BONDS.
PURSUANT TO A RESOLUTION OF THE
L board of directors of Modesto Irrigation
listrlct, duly given and made on the sth day
)f April, A. i). 1802.
Notice is hereby given that said board of dl
•cclors will soli to the highest and best bidder,
he bonds of said irrigation district, to tho
imotint of $150,000, bearing Interest nj, the
a c of 0 per cent, per annumn, payable seml
tnnually, on the Ist dai of January and July
if each year on tho presentation of the Inter
est coupons at the office of the treasurer of
Said bunds are Issued by the board of direct
ors of Modesto Irrigation district, in accord
tnce with, and by the authority of. an act of
the legislature of the state of California, en
titled "an Act to provide for the organization
and government of irrigation districts and to
provide for the acquisition of water and other
property, Riid for the distribution of water
thereby for irrigation purposes," approved
Said bonds will be sold for cash, and for not
less than 00 per centum of the face value
Healed proposalo and bids for the purchase ol
said bonus will bo received by the said board
of directors at their office in the city of Mo
desto, county of Stanislaus, state of California,
and may bo addressed to, or left with C. S.
Abbott, the secretary of said board, at Mo
desto, Cal., at any time aftor the date of this
notice, and until 2:30 o'clock p.m. on tne 3rd
day of May, A. D. 1892, at which time and
place the said sale will be made.
Said bonds will be each of the denomination
of J5OO and will be negotiable in form and
willconformin all respects to the requirements
of said act.
The board of directors rescrvo the right to
reject any or a 1 bids.
Bids must be sealed and addressed to the sec
retary of said board and indorsed: "Proposals
for Modesto Irrigation District bonds "
Done by order of the board of dircc ors of
Modesto irrigation district. April 5, 1892.
FRANK A CRESSttY, President.
C, S. ABiiOTT, Secretary. 4-11 to 5-3
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE.
TN THK SUPERIOR COURT, IN AND FOR
L the county ol Los Angeles, Stato ol Cali
No. 10,007. Department 2.
In tho matter of the estate of Charles A.
Order to show cause why order of sale of
real estate should not be made.
Joseph Mesmer, the administrator of the.
estate of said deceased, having tiled his peti
tion herein duly verified praying for an order
of sale of renl estate of said decedent, for the
purposes therein set forth;
It is therefore ordered, by the said court, that
all p. rtons Interested in the estate of said de
ceased, aupear before tho said Superior Court
on Wednesday, Ihe Ist day of June, 1892, at
10 o'clock a.m. of said day, at the court room
ot said Superior Court, department two thereof,
in the coutt house in the city of Los Angeles, In
said county of Los Angeles, state of California,
to show cause why an order should n"t be grant
ed to the said petiiioner to sell so much of the
real estate of the said deceased at private sale
as "ball be necessary.
And that a copy of this order be pnblished at
least four successive weeks in the Los Angeles
HF.iiAi.n, a newsoaper printed and published in
said county of Los Angeles.
W. U CLARK.
Judge of the Superior Court.
Dated April 15, 1892.
Endorsed—Filed April 15,1892.
T. H WAitn, Clerk
By W. L. Warren, Deputy.
Isidore B. Dockweiler, attorney for estate.
417 to 0 1
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
BY ORDER OF THK BOARD OF DIRECT
ors of the Orapc'and Irrigation District.
Notine is hereby given that sealed proposals
will be received for driving and constructing
a tunnel two thousand eight hundred and fifty
(2,850) feet (more or less) according to the
plans ami specifications on file in the office of
said board, and also at the office of F. C. Fln
kle, chief engineer of said district, at the city
of San Bernardino.
Said bids or proposals will be opened at a
regular meeting of the said board to be held on
Tuesday, the 3d day of May, A. D. 1892, at
their office iv said district, at 10 o'clock a. m.
of that day.
Payment for said contract will be made iv
the bond" of the said district at their par value.
All bidders must accompany their bids with
a certified check in the sum ol J5OO 00 on some
responsible bank, as a guarantee that the suc
cessful bidder will enter in'O a contract with
said district, with satisfactory bond, for the
performance of the contract.
The board reserves the right to reject any or
All communications should be addressed to
E. T. Myers, secretary of said board, at Grape
land, San Bernardino county, Calif
4 12 SOt E. T. MYERS, Secretary.
Notice for Publication of Time for
Proving; Will, Etc.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF
California, county of Los Angeles—ss.
In the matter ol tho estate of Nellie
Notice ib hereby given that Wednesday, the
11th day ol May, 1892, at 10 o'clock a m.
ot Bald day, at the courtroom of this court.
Department Two thereol. In the city of Los
Angeles, county ol Lob Angeles, and state of
Calilornia, has been appointed as the time and
place lor hearing the application of B. M.
Thayer, praying that a document now on file
in this court, purporting to be the last
will and testament of the said deceased, be
admitted to probate, that letters testamentary
be issued thereon to said S. M. Thayer,
at which time and place all persons in
terested therein may appear and contest the
Dated April Hi, 1892.
T. H. WARD, County Clerk.
By W. L. Warrkn,Deputy. ,
8. L. Seaman, Attorney. 4-21 lot
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
PLANB AND SPECIFICATIONS CAN BE
seen at tho office of J. H. Bradbeer, archi
tect, 132 South Broadway, for a one-<tory two
.oomed school building, to be built in the
Farmdale sthool dis rict, Los Angeles county,
California. Bids will be received up to Mon
day, the 2d day ol May. 1892. at 1 o'clock p in.,
at the oflice ot A.J King, Esq., room 48 Lan
franco block, Los Angeles, Cal. Contractors
will be required to lurnlstt a certified check
enclosed with this bid to the amount ol 10
per cent of the amount of their bid, as an evi
dence of good faith. The Board of Trustees
reserves tho right to reject any and all bids.
All bids to be addressed to the "Clerk of the
Farmdale S. D ," at the above named office,
and marked on tho envelope "Bid« lor tbe
ereeiion of School Building for the Farmdalo
S. D." By order of the Bard of Trustees.
J. R. BROWN.
H. P. MATHEUSON, JR.,
Trii b toGH
4-23 lot By D KEVANE, Clerk.
OFFICE OF THE CUCAMONGA FRUIT
Land Company, Los Angeles, Cel., April
15. 1892. . ,
Notice is hereby given that the regular annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Cueamonga
Fruit Land company will be he'd at the office
of the company, in the Farmers' and Mer
chants' banit, i.os Angeles, Cal., on Monday.
May 2,1892, at 3 o'cloca p. m., for the purpose
of electing a board of directors for the ensuing
year, and f r the transaction of such other
bUßiness as may bo brought before the meeting.
O. C. MaTTHAY, Secretary.
Baker Iron Works
950 to 966 BUBNA VISTA ST,
LOS ANGELES, OAL.,
Adjoining the Southern Pacific Grounds. TeU
phono 184. 7-21 tf