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A STORY OF KENTUCKY.
Col. Dick JoDes was decidedly
the great man of the village of
Summerville. He was colonel of
the regiment-he had been spoken
of as candidate for governor-in
was at the head of the bar in Haw
kins county, Kentucky, and figured
otherwise largely in public life.
His legal opinion and advice were
highly valued by the senior part of
the population-his dress and ti?ste
were law to the juniors-his easy,
affable, and attentive manner
charmed all the matrons-his dig
nified politeness captivated the
young ladies-and his suavity and
condescension delighted the little
boarding-school misses. He pos
sessed a universal smattering of
information-his manners were
th? most popular; extremely
friendly and obliging, lively, and
witty ; and, in short, he wae a very
Yet truth requires it to be ad
mitted, that Col. Dick Jones was
professionally more specious than
deep, and that his political ad
vancement was owing to personal
partiality more than superior merit
-that his taste and dress wero of
questionable propriety; for in
stance, he occasionally wore a
hunting-shirt white fringed, or a
red waistcoat, or a fawn-skin one,
or a calico morning-gown of a
small yellow pattern, and he in
dulged in other similar vagaries in
clothing. And in manners and de
portment, there was au air of harm
less (true Virginian breed and
Kenfuck}' raised) self-conceit and
swagger, which, though not to be
admired, yet it gave piquancy and
individuality to his character.
If further particulars are re
quired, I can only state that the
colonel boarded at the Eagle hotel
to the dances or pum^o, -j
bringing out the smallest ones.
Fie rode a high-headed, proud
looking sorrel horse, with a streak
clown his face; and he was a gen
eral referee and umpire, whether
it was a horse swap, a race, a rifle
match, or a cock fight.
It so chanced, on a time, though
Doh Joues was one of the best-na
tured of men, that he took um
brage at some report circulated
about him in an adjoining county
?nd one of his districts, to the
3lTect that he had been a federalist
during the last war; and, instead
of relying on the fact of his being
a i-chool-boy on Mill Creek at that
time, he proclaimed, at the tavern
table, that the next time he went
over the mountain to court, Bill
Patterson, the reputed author of
the slander, should either sign a
liebill. fight, or run.
This became narrated through
the town-the case and argument
of the difference was discussed
among the patriarchs of the place,
who generally came to the conclu
sion that the colonel had good
cause of quarrel, as more had been
said of him than an honorable
man could stand. The young store
boys of the village became greatly
interested, conjectured how the
fight would go, and gave their
opinions what they would do under
similar circumstances. The young
lawyers, and young M. D's, as
often as they were in the colonel's
company, introduced the subject
of the expected fight. On such
occasions, the colonel spoke care
lessly and banteringly. Some good
old lady spoke deprecatingly, in
the general and in the particular,
that so good <md clever a young
man as Col.Dick should set sobad
an example ; and the young ladies,
and little misses, bless their dear
little innocent souls, they only
consulted their own kind hearts,
and were satisfied that he must be
a wicked and badman that Col.
Jones would fight.
Spring term of the courts came
on, and the lawyers all started on^
their circuit, and with them Col.
Jones went over the mountain.
The whole town was alive to the1
cons?quences of this trip, and5
without much communion or un
derstanding on the subject, most'
of the population either gathered
at the tavern at his departure, or
noticed it from a distance, and he1
rode off, gaily saluting his ac-^
quaintances, and raising his hat toi
the ladies, on -both sides of the
street aj? he passed out of town.
Fronk that time, only one sub
ject engaged the thoughts of the
good people of Summerville ; and
on the third day the common salu
tion w?B, "Any news from over the
mountain?" "Has any one come
down the road?" The fourth, fifth,
and sixtircame, and still the pub
lic anxiety was unappeased; it
had, with the delay, become insuf
ferable,1'quite agonizing; business
and occupation was at a stand still ;
a doctoi-or a constable would not
ride to the country lest news of the
fight would arrive in their absonce.
People in crossing the squaw, or
entering or coming out of their
houses, all had their heads turned
up that road. And many, though
ashamed to confess it, sat up an
hour or two past their usual bed
time hoping some ono would re
turn from court. Still all was
doubt and uncertainty. There is
an unaccountable , perversity in
these things that bothers conjec
ture. I watched the road from
Louisville two clays to hear of
Grey Eagle boating Wagner, on
which I . had one hundred dollars
staked of borrowed money, und no
one came; though before that,
persons passed every hour.
On the seventh morning, the un
easy public were consoled by the
certainty that the lawyers must be
homo that day, as court seldom
held a week, and the universal re
solve seemed to be that nothing
was to be attended to until they
were satisfied about the fight.
Storekeepers and their clerks, sad
dlers, hatters, cabinet-makers, and
their apprentices, all stood out at
the doors. The hammer ceased to
ring on-the anvil, aud the bar
keeper would scarcely walk in to
put away the stranger's saddle-bags,
who had called for breakfast ; when
8Uddenlv. a VO?nrr w- A1- '
ywiu.. .-~.-, v~~.. v- -
general reconnoissauce of the road
made, and before long, doubt be
came certainty, when one of the
company declared he knew the
colonel's old sorrel riding-horse,
"General Jackson," by the blaze
on his face.
In the excited state of the public
mind it required no ringing of the
court-honse bell to convene the
people ; those down street came up,
and tho&2 across the square came
over, and all gathered gradually at
the Eagle Hotel, and nearly all
were pissent by the time Col.
Jones alghted. He had a pair of
green spicks on. his right hand in
a sling, vith brown paper bound
round llb wrist; his left hand held
the bridb, and the forefinger of it
wrapped with a linen rag "with
care." Che of his ears was covered
with a nuslin scrap that looked
much Hie the countrywomen's
plan of ?vering their butter when
coming b market; his face was
clawed at over, as if he had had
it raked ly a cat held fast by the
tail ; hishead was unshorn, it be
ing 'toe delicate an affair," as
* * * * said about his wife's
chaftcte:. His complexion sug
gessd aa idea to a philosophical
yomg man present, on rhich he
wt)te a treatise,dedicated to Arthur
Taipan, proving that a negc
wa only a whiteman well pum
meled; and his general swelled
apearance would induce a belief
heiad led the forlorn hope in the
steming of a beehive.
.'he colonel's manner did not
e*ctly proclaim ''the conquering
bro," but his affability was undi
unished, and he addressed them
ith, "Happy to see you gents ;
bw are you all?" and then at
impted to enter the tavern; but
uck Daly arrested him with,
Why, colonel, I see you have had
skrimmage. How did you make
t? You didn't come out at the
ittle eeud of the horn, did you?"
No not exactly, I had a tight fit
f it, though. You know Bill
'atterson; he weighs one hundred
nd seventy-five pounds, has not
n ounce of superfluous flesh, is as
traight a^ an Indian, and as ac
ive as a wild cat, and as quick as
owder. and very much of a man,
assure you. Well, my word was
ut to lick him ; so I hardly put
p my horse before I found him at
he court-house door, and, to give
im a white man's chance, I pro-r
posed alternatives to him. He said
his daddy, long ago, told him
never, to give a liebill, and he was
not good at running, so he thought
he had best fight. By the time the
word was fairly out, I hauled off,
and took him in the burr of the
ear that raised a singing in his
head that made him think he was
in Mosquito town. At it we went,
like killing snakes, so good a man,
so good a boy ; we had it round and
round, and about and about, as
dead a yoke as ever pulled at a log
chain. Judge Mitchell was on the
bench, and as soon as the cry of
"fight" was raised, the bar and
jury ran off and left him. He
shouted, "I command tho peace,"
within the court-houBO, and then
ran out to see the fight, and cried
out, "I can't prevent you!" "fair
fight!" "stand back!" and he
caught Parson Benefield by the
collar of the coat, who he thought
was about to interfere, and slung
him on his back afc least fifteen
"It was the evenest and longest
fight everfougbtj everybody was
tired of it, and I muBt admit, in
truth, I was-" (here he made an
effort to enter the lavern). But
several voices called out, ''Which
whipped? How did you come out?"
"Why, much as I tell you ; we had
it round and round, about and
about, over and under. I could
throw him at rastle. but he would
manage some way to turn me. Old
Sparrowhawk was there, who had
seen all the best fighting at Natchez
under the hill, in the days of Dad
Girty and Jim Snodgrass, and he
says my gouging wa*? beauttful;
one of Bill's eyes is like tbe mouth
of an old ink bottle, only as the
fellow siad. describing the jackass
by the mule, it is more so. But in
fact, there was no great choice be
tween us, as you see. I look like
dappe.v, and hitting him awkward
ly, I sprained my wrist ; so, being
like the fellow, who, when it rained
mush, had no spoon, I changed the
suit and made a trump-and went
in for eating, In the scuffle, we
fell, cross and pile, and while he
was chawing my finger, my head
WUB between his legs ; hiB wollen
jean britches did not taste well,
but I found a bare place, where the
3eat had worn out, and meat in
ibundance; so I laid hold of a
*ood mouthful, but the bit came
mt ; and finding his appetite still
jood for my finger, I adopted Doc
:os Bones', the toothsmith's, patent
Datent method of removing teeth
vithout the aid of instruments,
md I extracted two of his incisors,
md then I could put my finger in
)r out at pleasure. However, I shall
'of one time have an excuse for
rearing gloves without being
bought proud." (He now tried
o escape under cover of a laugh.)
But vox populi again." "So you
anned him. did you?" "How did
he fight finish?" "You were not
)flrted?" "You fought it outdid
rou?" The colonel resumed, "Why,
here is no telling how the fight
night have gone; an old Vir
;inian, who had seen Francesco,
,nd Otey, and Lewis, and Blevins,
,nd all the best men of .the day,
aid he had never seen any one
tami np to the fodder better than
re did. W" had fought round and
ound, and ab?tit and about, all
ver the court yard, and, at last,
ust to end the fight, everybody
,ra8 getting tired of it; so at
-a-a-st, I hollored."
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Digeringof The Well.
Christian at Work.
The following may be found,
in substance, in the journal of the
Rev. John G. Paton, a missionary
to the New Hebrides, and show?
what instrumentalities are used by
Providence in redeeming men
from the darkness of heathenism.
The island of Aniwa, unlike the
others of the group, which are
hilly and mountainous, is flat, a
mere coral formatiou just above
tho sea. Its structure is very
porous, so that although much
water falls during the rainy sea
son it drains rapidly into the sea.
Frequently the impro aident natives
are confined to. the water found in
green cocoanuts, which although
more delightful than the best
of lemonade, soon becomes stale
when used as a regular diet.
Hence, water is much prized on
the island, and what is gathered
during the rains is husbanded as
long as possible. So zealously
is it guarded that it was found that
lt was dangerous for the missionary
to attempt to fill his casks from a
near pool at hand where the water
gathered for a little while after a
shower. Mr. Paton could not keep
house without waler; so after
viewing thc landscaps o'er, he
came to the conclusion .that at a
certain spot near by a living sup
plv might be obtained by sinking
a well. He at once set about his un
As a first step he told his friend
the chief that he was going to dig
a well-hole and see if Jesus would
not send them up fresh waler from
"Why, Missi is crazy," said the
old chief. "His head is going
wrong. He must ba watched."
However, the well was commen
ced, and the compassionate chief
premium with the yonng
fellows idling about on guard.
Having anticipated the fatigue,
Mr. Paton had some large ones in
his vest pocket; taking one out
and holding it up, he ssid.
"One of these to every man who
51Js and empties three buckets
jut of this hole."
Such a rush tor buckets by the
poung fellows vas never seen in
Aniwa before. But the shaft
lowered ?lowly, and one morning
ie found it caved in.
The result was a great powwow
vith the natives again, who
iarnestly dissuaded him from dig
ing any farther.
But the brave missionary was
resolute, and after curbing the
)ortion dug, the work went on.
The fishhooks gave out. Then
knives, axes, atc, were used to
lire them with. After the cave-in
lot a native could be induced for
ove of hooks or axes to go down
nto that hole.
"No, Missi," they said, "you go
lown and we'll hoist the dirt up
rith the windlass."
But one day Mr, Paton found
he earth and coral began to be
[amp. That evening he said to
he chief commanding the
^ateliers "I think that Jehovah
Jod wili give water to-morow
rom the hole."
"No, Missi, " replied the chief,
it will never rain from the ground
f this island."
Next morning the missionary
rent down in the well at daybreak
nd sunk a small hole about two
Bel eu. Then, O joy, the water
-elled up : He tasted it. It was
resh. Falling on his knees he
raised the Lord for living water.
The chiefs and the guards were
tanding .close by. Warriors a*
hey were, not one was brave
nough to go to the edge of the
ell and look down. So taking
n empty jug he filled it with
aternow partially settled, and
mt it up. The oldest chief tasted
; ; rolling it in his mouth for a
?oment he swallowed it, and
lounted "Rain ! Rain ! how did
ou get it?"
"Jehovah, my God, has given it
i answer to labor and prayeJ."
Then they concluded to look at
;. Grasping one another firmly
y the hand in a loug line, the
rst leaned over and looked, and
then passed to the rear of the line ;
all in tum gazed,
"It is too good to last,'' said the
"No," said the missionary. "It
is living water, which always
"^e??y^Sf^Iissi, will j ou and
your family drink" it -all. pr_ shall
we also have some?".
"It is God's gift, and is for you
and all your people."
"Then, Missi, we may use it as
our very own?"
"Yes, whenever you wish it, and
as much as you need."
The chief looked *long and earn
estly at the missionary. At last
fully convinced, he and the guard
went to work with a will and! wall
ed it with coral rock. It wt?s eight
feet in diameter at the surface,
and six feet at the bottom.
The next Sabbath the chief said
to Mr. Patton : "Let me preach a
little, this morning."
It was a grand sermon. The pith
of it, however^was the closing sen
"The Jehoval^^^od has sent US
rain from theIfpj?P Why should
he not send his' Son from heaven?
Namaki stands up for Jehovah."
That well destroyed heathenism
in Aniwa. Idolatry was rooted out.
The chief appointed a committee
to ferret out every idol in the
island. They put on clothing, and
every man who did not ask a bless
ing at meals was regarded as a
heathen. This was speedily fol
lowed by universal family prayer,
and everp mark of Christian civil
The President's New Order.
New York World.
President Cleveland's new or dc re
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no matter what their political,
official, legislative or social status
nence have complained ot
same treatment. Thursday an in
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deal of unplesaut talk and may
have an unplesant sequel. Several
members of the Board of General
Managers of the National Soldiers
Home, now in session in this city
called at the White House to pay
their respects to President Cleve
land, who isex-officioa member of
the board. Among those in the
party, it is understood, were Gen
William B. Franklin, ex-Senator
W. J. Sewell, of New Jersey ; Col.
3am Fes8endeu, of Connecticut,
md others. Word was biought
Dut in answer to their cards that
the President could not see them.
Thinking that this message must
be a mistake of the messenger, he
svas aent back with an intimation
to that effect. He returned with
the statement that the President
regretted that he could not see
them besause of a press of public
Dusiness, but that if they would
jail again during the afternoon he
vould try to receive them. The
gentlemen, it is said, became in
lignant at the treatment and left
he White House saying that they
vouid not call during the afternoon
>r at any other time.
The Thirst For Thc Infinite.
"I feel myself the future life. I
,m like a forest which has more
han once been cut down. The
iew shoots are strouger and livelies
han ever * * * Winter is
in my head and eternal
spring is in my heart. Then
I breathe, at this hour, the
ragrance of the lilies, the violets
,nd the roses as at twenty years,
rhe nearer I approach the end tho
ilaiuer I hear aroud me tho im
mortal symphonies of the world
rhich unite mo. It is marvelous,
et simple. * * * For haifa cent
ry I have been writing my
noughts, * * * but I feel that I
ave not said the thousandth part
f wnat is in me. When I go down
5 tho grave I can say,like so many
thers/I have finished my day's
rork'; but I cannot say 'I have
avfinished my life. My day's work
ill begin again the next morning,
'he tomb is not a blind alley, it
\ a thoroughfare. It closes in
ie twilight to open with the dawn.
improve every moment because
love this world as my fatherland,
[y work is hardly above its
)undation. I would be glad to
je it mounting and mounting for
ver. Tho thirst for the infinite
roves infinity."-Victor Hugo.