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WOODSTOCK, VA?, WEDNESDAY, JULY, 24 1878.
IS PUBLISHED W?r.KI.T B?
SHENANDOAH HERALD PUBLISHING CO
SjT" Subscription, Two Dollars year per payable
in advance. If not paid in advance, Two Dollars
and Fifty Ceuta wiU be charged.
All coiamunicatimiiof a private nat.iro will be
charged fer as a advertising.
All kind? of Job Work doue at s'ioit notice and
at the moat rcasonaole rates.
A 8. WTNKOOP,
AT T 0 li N E Y AT 1. A W,
Office on Main Street Opposite the Court House.
Will practice in the courts of Shouaudoah and
SW Specis.1 attei-tion given to Hie colle.-;..-a of
rlaiius aad all le?al business entrnated to h
Will bun St. Jackson on Thurs-lav, Fridav
and Sati-rday, before ihe -'ml Ti-culav
tuonCi, at I)r. L. H. Jordan's Trug S. ore.
Moses Waltow. M. T.. Walton
WALTON fc WALTiiN.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
tV"MOSES WALTON also practice? iu the Conn,
lies of Page, Wai-reu and liockin,-:hani.
Having qualided in the District and Circuit
Courts >t the t'uit.-d States, iu Virginia. He is
prepaied to ?TOawtlllS claims i-.i MldCoorta.?
Uiviug special aueunou to cases iu liaukruptcy.
H. C. ALL?N. p. ,V. ssUtVVn
ALLEIN ,v- MAG RUDER,
ATTORN hYS AT LAW.
SHENANDOAH COUNTY, VA.
ikS. II. WILLIAMS, J. V1AMS,
W'M. T. WILLI A Mb
WILLIAMS 3: BROTHER,
Practice ?In the Court? of Shenaudxib, Rocking
Ham, Page, Frederick aud arreu ?
? the Courts ot Appeals of Virginia and in the
O.S. District Court.
Special attention glveu to the c Utetoa Of
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
i"*r*\Vlll practice iu all the courts 1.^1
January, 187t">? |
ILLIAMS it GRABILt.,
FIRE INsTR.VNaE AGENTS.
W" e are prepared to Insure property iu
gin'a Fir? aud Marine Insurance ?
the Lynchburg Banking aud Insurance Company.
B?th are first class companies and insure at ihe
EORGE R. OALVERT,
N'kw Market, Va
il practice iu the Circuit Court of shenandoab
^vuuly, and in all the Courts ol Bocklng] .
I hare made an arrangement with
k altou, Attorneys-at-law, by vi..
)bu8jB?4i at Woodstock will receive attention
vithout any additional charge*, to mj
I have made the same arrangement with promi?
nent lawyer? in B?aBaii>ft>S!B and l-.ii.-e C?
office?Next Joo? t? U??)r?i K?lner ?
, ...? 1?
.4 T TORNE V -1 T I A IF,
WiU practice in thec&urts of Frederick, Shenan
ioah aud Hock u".ham. Will rcgrlar'y a-.
?heuandoa? Couuty Court, an? 0
Circuit Court sud "the coucts held at \V ?
and Uarris?ubarg, but any business eon
S eue* will receive prompt atl utlon at any time.
His os ail will be ?eut to him when hell
Persona having claims to collect will do well to
givs him a call, as he has special foodn?
that branch of business and has liai
ence in the efficient -ud i*a n ol ac
-ounts, 4?c, without proc?s* Of law.
Persons residing in the northern, Maten and
noitheastern parts of Sbenandoah Cennty, may
And it convenient to consult him at bil
uvar Tom's Uroek aud Mt.'Jir...
April 24th. ?3r?o.
B A- MARTIN".
ItwpcrffnUy Inlormi the public that
tut has resumeil the prACtlcfl <?1 hi- pro
U;?L?);i ortkis ?olt ur the store ol P. J.
Fr?v?l, in Woodstock, will nscelve pro
Jan. 13th tt.
MlEEN'S MANSION HOUSE,
T ALEXANDRIA, VA
I?a firat-class hotel, iu ev, ry respect. The ciU
sens of Ihe valley, hiving busiues in Alexandria or
Washington, aadtrai x rth < r So'.itii,
will find this an agreeable resting p?a. -
route, as it doe? not require the early start by
?everal hennas from Washington or Baltimore.
Car? and Steamboats luve Alexaii?? a fot Wash?
ington and return every houi (from C A". M. t n 7 ?_
P. M. Jan 7?tf
r n. hi*e\,
cabinet maker ani>
Keepe constantly on hand and for 'ale at lowist
?eh prtcts, rUHMTL'KE OF F.VEK? DE8t li.l'
He has ?n hand an aaaortmant of Lounges,
Chairs, Bureaus, Bedsteads, Safes, Ward?
robes, Washstands, Tables, Writing
Desks aud will always have
?He will be prompt to furnish coffins at short
SsVAll work warranted for a reason
Jal? S??if. Edinbnrg, Va.
M. IIDDLSBARQEE ^
1IIAVK resurae'l my old hale, an 1 ..!'?..
mr services to mv old fri. :
NEW GUNS ALWAYS ON HANI?
Repairing neatly and expediently dona
Ailkwidjot material furnished, su. ii ?a I5.ir
#1? Mountings, Locks. Triggers, dte.
fJ^"C??li and Produce for work.
mar. 31, 1ST?.?ly.
Enlarged and ?family improved
Increased Demanda of Public
, fui* hotel has t>een recently improved by
h?-erection of s brick addition to the main
DUridiag which will give consi k-er.i.ly more
r<K>ra, aad afford ample, accommodation for
the traveling public.
THE TABLE will be well supplied at all
times with the best the market afford-?, and
no pains shall be spared to satisfy the wants
of guests in this department.
THE BAR will be stocked with the Bast
Liquor?. A full ?apply of Wilson's p'irc
Rye whisky, (the only bome-made whisky
?, Id in tb? county.) can be found by those
wishing a pure article ?or uediral parpo-es.
Jurors attending court will be boarded
for their fees perdiera, and their certificates
t*k*n in payment if desired
Charges Modcrr-V?? A call rcspec' fully
Mar 1 I'
A prompt and positive remedy in all chronic
diseaee? of the Womb Bladtter and Kidney,
U. D. CARTER.
Dec. 2C?Cmo. Agt.
CODBTI Ji nia
(',. P.. t'u'.wrt, - - ? New Mai kit
II. II. r.itltlltberger, .... V,?
CLERK or Tin: COURTS.
W Mih-y, .... oodstoch
... - Strasburg.
? Hoshour, ". Woo,i-i,.,k.
i;,.,. W.WiS ?, --- - Edinburg.
1. .1. Barke,.Bew Market.
D. F. Bplker,. .s'aunisvillc,
W. Boosts, ..- - Woodstock.
COMMISSIONER! CF BEYENCE.
George C.Hamn-an, ... Woodstock.
..rand-tuff, ? Edinburg.
.n Miller, .... Mt. Cilfu.
..-, - - - - lit. J
BUPERINTRNDENT OK POOR.
J. B. Bbeffler, .... Maun it ?n.
.la?. II. Sibert,.Vt. Olive.
thodes, - - - ? Paul
John Hansenfluck, -
II. M Unta,.Edinburg.
Levl Rlnker,.Mt. -la'kson.
R. C. L.'.viiui!.Sew Market
I'.-. R. Grave?, - ? Mauri
o\ ERSEERB POOR.
Zea, - - - - Btri
8, v. l:. Cl '.ver, - - - v.
s. m. Lenta, - - - Lau!
C. i'. Rice,
I n. s. B al I,
D. F. Kagey, ----- "
. I.an'.z's M '.
Kopp, - - - Strasburg,
P. VI. Uagruder . . . . \.
lio.. M. l: n'.v, ... "
Perry, - - - Mt ?'
L. Triplett, - - - Mt. .1
Jas. H. Sibert, - - - Mt. Olive.
Benry Jennings, .... Edinburg,
Joa. K. atUey, ...-??
,?L'.-Tie 1> ..i i HE n. w E.
Dane Diax?Dr. O. A. Brovm, Obed Funk and
Jno. II. s
I.evi u. Culler-?.
M.M-i-t,-..?Samuel C, Campbell James J.
; uvn, Samuel Kiugree, Jacob
R. Mi 1er.
. D. P. Zirkle,
i .in -l tm ES.
H. B. C - -
P. H. Ors - - Edinburg.
;:. -, i. Burk . - - Sew Market.
Hiram Bs - - - Wi odstock.
SUPERINTENDENT 01 SCHOOLS.
i u. , rai.::. ? - W
Il 01. TRC8T1
r>A\i . i., i:
Si,.si.? ?,: i..? '? -, Doll, I>. F. -
Johksox, ;: B. Shaver, Daniel Bow m ?.
Mali-, s-.-i :. Comer, Philip B
Aesnr. rry, A. I. Myera, H, U, f'ofi.
I.i i:.- -O. at. 11dl? r, J- H. Es i y, Mark Thomas.
i:0\l> COMMISSION! BS,
M aphis, - - - .sa,,
Abraham ?oes - - - - Edith
., - Hamburg.
Mark i: >maa, ?
SHEXANDOAH COl'NT? BANK.
M. Borum, - - - Cashier.
J. W. Magiukr, - Il t. Cashier.
NEW MARKET BANK.
David F. Kagey,.Cashier.
COMMISSIONERS IN CHANCERY.
CraccTT CcrtTHT.?P. W. Magruder, E.E. Stick
ley, 1. Mite Bird, E, I). Newman.
i? Oocbt.?P. W.Magruder E, E St:ek
ley, L. 'irip.it:. Jr.
COMMISSIONER OV ACCOUNTS.
P. W. Uagruder - - - Woedatock, Va
CENTRAL HOT HI,
j NEW MARKET, VA.
Mus. S. Holtzman, Prop 1 ietl'is.
. "..I this Well
known B 'ion i,
I amid the moat beautiful
aud pi, ?
siring? f country air, with quid
be at rtommoC
? ble w?\ bean . Um Bai aup
OLD DRUG STORE,
. ' . in. Mat ?.. ;
B. SCHMITT. - - Proprietor,
Drugs, Medicines. Glass,
DYE S IT FF,
I'i:i:i"l MKKV. ?30 ?.PS, BRUSHES,
Bttttioaerj, it?-., etc.
OAMDT, M IX. I'UUITAo.
jiSrAs cheap s?s tin- ein nrx-^i. "?3>?a
?'uiity an I ReliobilMy
of goods always gnarranteed. Prescription? eare
| muled at all hours.
J Louisiana Avenue Washington. B.C.
We li . Iith our Wholesale Grocery
:i-i i i i 11 rB*
A COMMISSION DEPABTMENT
I'NLiKK THE M ANA?.EM INT Of
A. E PHILLIPS,
-:ilc of Flour, (?rain, Hay, Lumber Egg?,
Hinter. -s, Poultry, in fact, I ,
of Country l'r.
??receive onr best attention
-.- made lor the ?ame.
Mr. : i-iuerly of Alexandria, Va.,
will give bis personal attenti. n to the Virginia
and Maryland trade. ally,
Apr.ll-ly. RVRBOv'B* HAMILTON
A STBAME STORY.
I was sLitioncd at Agra during the
Cabal disaster in 1911, one of a mere
handful of Brilishjuoops, lelt in ^charge
ot the wives, sisters and daughters of
the actors in that most unhappy expe?
dition. And a weary, heart-breaking
time it was. The lieutenant-governor,
who liad prayed and besought the Cal?
cut?a authorities no! to risk the adven?
ture, had the worst rorebodlngs of its
fate ; and although he did all au able,
kindly, and well-mannered man could
do to mainta'o the spirits of the circle,
those who knew him could read too
well what his fears were? Words cor.lt!
uot describe (indeed it is pa'nful lor
me cveu now to recall) the drear?
wretcheducss of that fatal mouth, dur?
ing which no tidings came of t'ie devoted
army. Evening after evening saw the
roads crowded by anxious women, sit?
ting there for hours that they might
hear the first news of those who were
dear to them, and evening after evening
saw them return in despair. And when
at last the news came that the sole
survivor had staggered, half alive, back
to liis countrymen, with the tidings of
great disaster, the wail which asccuded
from those heart-broken creatures I
shall never, while I live, torget,
There had been a captain in one of
the native regiment?, an old acepiam
of mine, by the name of Donnelly,
Jerry Donnelly, as he was called by
every one. He was careful to explain
to every ono that hi? name was Jerome, i
and pot Jeremiah, although why he so
unduly preferred the saint to (he pro
pbet I never understood. Jerry Don?
nelly, however, he was. and us strange
and eccentric a creature as ever breath?
He was a very cood looking fellow
and a iirst-rate officer, but a cal
rollicking, half insane madcap of a man
with an amazing flow of spirits, little
education or culture, a great, almo t
miraculous talent for languages, with a
soft heart and an easy temper. It was
Impossible to make him angry, but in
all circumstances, however unplcasaul
he maintained a placid serenity, which
! to imply that lie was on inti?
mate terms with fortune and knew the
very worst that she could do.
Among the other tricks width the
?odes? had played him was that
s'ie had married him. Why he ever !
married as he did no on could im- j
agine. The lady waa neither band
Some, clever, nor rich. She was simply
ible as to looks, with the liveliness
of good health and youth, a quality not
unapt to develop itself into a vivacity of
temper wlieu those other attributes dis?
appear. Dut, on some Impulse, Jerry
Donnelly had asked her the momen
tonsquestion, and had been favorably
A most uncomfortable couple they
were. Jerry, from the very tlrsl, neg?
lected her?not intentionally, I believe,
but simply because lor the moment he
forgot her existence, ft never seemed
to him nccessa ry to alter his former
bachelor round In any respect ; and as,
tin: lady had no notion of being n _
leetcd, she resented his indifference, and
?balked (>ut a line foi herself. It may
be easily supposed that the one was not
adverse to brandy and water, or the
other to gossip and llirialiou. They
never quarreled outwardly, but were
hardly ever together.
8 ' stood the domestic circle, if such it
could be called, of Captain Donnelly,
when he was ordered on General
Elph'nstone's expedition. His wife
would fa;n have remained at Calcutta,
but as all the wives were going to Agra
she for very shame was obliged to go
there also. Un the first rumors of the
disaster she was very mdlfferent said
she was sure Jerry would turn up at \
the most inconvenient time, and that ir
he was happy, she was. When how?
ever, the tidings were confirmed, and
It was certain that Jerry had perished
with his comrades, a great change came
over her. She shut herself up for
months, saw no one and went nowhere.
And when at the end of neatly a year
sho began once more to look at the
world, she was a grave, thoughtful,
tied woman. She went up to
?Calcutta after that, and I never saw
her again until I came home on (or?
lough in l-s74. She was then living in
a pretty place in Somersetshire, and
was known a- Mrs. Courlnay, o?
I met her accidentally, but ?he was
very glad to sec mc, and explained to
mc what I liad not heard, that when
she liad arrived at Calcutta, she found
that poor Jerry had, lour months befo.c
lie left Agra, succeeded to this place of
Braaley Hall, by the death ol a distant
relation. He had previously made a
will, leaving her all his worldly goods,
then slender enough, SO that in the end
this line estate"had come to bei, and a
new name with it. ?She asked rac lc
come down and see her, which I did.
and learned more of her hist<?ry.
Sorrow and prosperity greatly chang
ed b? r tor tin: latter. Even her louk?
had improved, and she was a pleasant,
thoughtful and agreeable woman. .She
had remained for years in Calcutta be?
fore she rcturnc?], but at once assumed
the name of Courlnay, which ?TM a
condition on which the bequest was
'You know, Colonel Ilastin !
could not have lost the estate, for what
ryouM pour .Jerry have sai?l whou he
1 thought the woman's hea?l mu-t
have been cfl'ccted by her troubles, and
'I see you think me dcraugori, but I
knew he was aliveajl the time.'
'Why, what could have led y..u to
think so. '
'i saw him. Colonel Hastings. It
was in our old Cungalow nt Calcutta,
?'..out two years after I got back. Late
in the evcn'ng I heard a footstep out
side which strangely effected
was lying half asleep, aud, start
iu a drowsy state, I heard a voie?
veranda, aud, as I thought, inqui
my stupid old nativo whether I
there. The steps then turaed aw
darted to the cascmcut, and alt
the figure was clad in the most ex
dinary compound of European an.
' alie garments, I am sure it was
I darted down stairs and rushed Ol
the man had disappeared. The st
said he was a bad fakir, and wish?
get in the bungclow, but could or i
tell me nothing of what lie had sait
I am quite 9urc it was Jerry t?o 1
ccrtaiu he will come back. But
remember he never wa9 punctual.'
added, with a laiut smile.
I did not say to her that if Jerry
al'.vc sin must have heard of hii
some other way; but I took leav
her, aud shortly afterwards return
In 1853, I was appointed to an
bassy to Xcpaul, a very striking (
try governed by a powerful warlike
The first minister or vizier of the c
try met vu in the Nepaulcse fac
outside tl e capital, and we had a
courteous and gratifying reception,
was a tall, handsome man,with a 1
iug black beard, and conversed
mc in Persian, which I spoke lluei
After our interview, one of tho a
dauls informed me that the vizier w
cd t" e mc alone, and he accordi
con-._ed me to an iuner apartm
Qe'ordered the attendants to withd
and then, iu tones only too familial"
'Weil, Hastings; my boy, hot gc
It was Jerry Donellj, hy all
Brai miraculous. 1 had observed
Blaring earnestly at me during the in
View, and something iu his gesli
seemed uot unfamiliar to me; but
tlowiug beard, solemn air, and Oriei
dress, so much disguised him. that,e
when I heard His wull-rcmembc
voice, I coald scarcely realize his id
'But what on earth arc you do
here, Jerry?' said I, 'and why do
you go home to your wife, like a Chi
?My wile! well, that's the whole
fair. You sec, she's somebody els
wile, so I'm better out of the way;
would be a pitty tint poor Sophy shoi
'I assure you. you are entirely m
taken. .Mrs. Donnelly has not marri
'Hasn't she, though? said hi
'Don't I know better? Didn't I go
mv bungalow and find out that she tu
married that starched fool Courtna
when she knew 1 neTCI could endu
To his intense astonishment, I to
him bow the truth was, and in return 1
related to mc his own adventures. Ii
had been carried into Tartary,and tliei
detained for three yeats, when be w:
allowed to accompany a caravan <
body of pilgrims to Nepanl. Being b
that time a proficient lu tho. langnag?
he was t.ikrii notice of at court, hi
very strictly watched. He effected hi
escape, however, disguised as a fakii
and made his way to Calcutta; but lint
ing, as he thought, his wife marrie
again to a man in his old regiment, h
returned, was taken iu to favor, and ha'
risen to his prcscut distinction.
'Well. I always was a blundcrin?
fool, but I went home with a heart s?
soil to Sophy, and vowing that I woul?
never vex her any more with nr
vagaries, that when I heard her callct
Mis. Conrtnay] was turned to stone
and did not care a rap what became o
me, not evento le made a vizier, whicl
1 assure you, Charlie, is no joke in itf
'Well, at all events, you must come
home now and enjoy your good for?
'I am not sure about that,' said he
'Recollect, she has grown accustomed
to be mistress?I have grown accus?
tomed to be vizier; she won't like to be
contradicted, and it's a thing I never
could bear, and what I never allowed
I on any account. Now, if I went home.
1 she would not be mistress, and, as sure
U fate, she would contradict me. May
'be it is better as it is.'
Xext morning he sent forme again.
'I have been thinking,' he said, 'of
all that strange story you told mc. I
am all changed since wo parted. I
hardly know myself to be the same man
I usctl to be, and am not sure that I
could treat Sophy well. But ask her
to come out here, aud then she can try.
If she likes mc in this outlandish place.
I will go home with her; if we fjuarrel
here no one will be a bit the wiser.and I
can continue to be dead.'
'Hut,' ?aid I, 'you have no incum
brances?' Perhaps she might object to
the details of your establishment.'
Not a bit,'said Jerryi 'I have none
of your eastern prejudices; let her come,
aud fehc will lind nobody to disturb
She did come, and after living in Nc
paul for two years, brought Jerri back
in triumph to'Cranley Hall; and such
is the true version of a tale which maelc
some noise in the newspapers a few
The cobbler'? last words : I feel that
I wax weaker each succeeding day. and
that I am fast approaching my end; a
few mure stitches and all will be over;
and I shall go WssBfti there i? rcst for
for the? weary sole and every sorrow will
be heeled. Having ?aid awl he wished
he calmly breathed his ht-1.
The fact that George Washington's
wife never asked where he had been
when became home lato at night, gaSB
a gie.it way towards accountieg for his
in Eieitlng Advrntnrf.
When I was just three and twenty,
I went into the country with the builder
for whom 1 worked, to carry out ene
of his contracts, and while there, I fell
?h love with the prettiest g'rl 1 had
ever seen. She seemed so flattered
with my attentions that I was full of
hope, until an old lover joined our
Then I found out my mistake, as
Mary at once gave me the cold shoulder.
My successful rival, Ben Lloyd, and I
were not, of course, the best of friends;
still I bore him no ill-will, and being of
a cheery temper, soon got the best of it,
and in time we became great cronies.
I went to Ins wedding, and after that
oftcu dropped into their neat liltlo coi.
tage to sec tliem, and got to look upon
Mary as a sort of sister. Ben had no
greuods for jealousy, though evil
tongues, I found, were busy.
The contract was nearly up, when a
ligliiuing conductor upon one of the
highest chimneys over at Lianclly
sprang, and the owner of the works
offered our master the job.
'It's just the sort of thing for you.
Hairy,' said Mr.- ? when he told us
I touched my cap aud accepted it oil
hand, and then Ben stepped up and
said he'd volunteer to be the second
man, two being rcrpi'.rcd,
'All right,' said the master, 'you are
the steadiest headed fellows ? have.
The price is a good one, and every
penny of it shall be divided between
you. We'll not fix a day for the wo.k,
but take the first calm morning.'
So It was, that, some four or live
mornings after, we found ouiselve* at
the factory, all ready.
The kilc by which the line attached
to the block was tobe sent over the
chimney, was flown, and did its work
we'l; the rope which was to haul up
thceradlc was ready, and stepping in
Hen and I began the ascent.
As we went up I saw crowds gather ?
to watch us.
'There are plenty of star-gazers, Ben,'
said I, waving my cap to them. "I
dare say they'd like to see us come
down with a run.'
'Cou'tyou keep quiet?' said Ben, in
so strange a voice that I turned to
look at him.
There be lay In a heap at the botlora,
of the cradle, his eyes closed.
"You're not afraid,' said I.
?What's that to you?'
'Nothing : but if you don't get used:
to the height you may get dizzy.'
Then I saw we were coing up too '
They had not calculated right, and as ?
suie as death the cradle would strike
the coping, and if it did, death it would
be, for the ropes would part.
There was no chance of signaling. I
told Ben our only hope. Wc must
swarm up the rope to the chimney top
and let the cradle go its course,
We did so, and were scarcely landed
?.vlien the cradle struck.
The rope gave a shrill, piercing sound
like a rifle ball passing through the air
Down went the cradle, and wc were
Kit nearly 300 feet in the air, with
nothing to rest upon but a coping
oightccn inches wide.
Ben shrieked out that he was a dead
'Hush, lad!' 1 said, 'don't lose
heart. Thinkof Mary, man, and keep
But he only shook and swayed moret
and more, groaning and crying out tlu
he was lost; and I could sec that if he
did not mind he would overbalance.
'Get hold of the rod,' I said, thinking
that, cvctf sprung as it was, the toucli
of it would give bin courage.
'Where is it, boy ?' he said hoarsely,
and then looking Into his face, which
was turned together, squiuting and
bloodshot aud 1 knew that thejtright
had driven him blind.
Bo pushing myself to him, I placed
my arm around his waist and wo.iked
around to the red, which I put h his
hand ; and then I looked below, to see
whether they were trying to help us,
but there was no sign. The yard was
full of people, all running hither aud
thither, and, as I afterward khew, all in
the greatest consternation, the cradle
having fallen on one of the overseers of
works, killing him on the spot, and so
occupying the sXtcnt'on of those near
that wc were lor tie time forgotten.
I was stxaialog my eyes in hopes o
seeing some effort made to help us
when I was startled by a horrible yell
and brought to a sense of new dangci
for looking round, I saw Ben champ?
ing with his teeth, and foaming at the
mouth, gesticulating in an unearthly
way. Fear had not only blinded him,
but crazed his brain.
Scarce had I time to comprehend this,
when he begau edgiing his way towan:
roc, and every hair on my head seemct!
to stand on end, as I moved away,
keeping as far off as I could, and
scarcely darin?? to breathe, lest be
should hear me, for sec rae he could not
?that was my only consolation.
Ouco?twice?thrice?he followed mc
reund the mouth of that horrible
chimney; then, no doubt thinking I had
fallen over, he gave up the search and
began trying to get on his feet. What
could I do now to save his life?
To touch him was certain death to
myself as well as him, for he should
inevitably seize mc, and wc snould
both go over together. To let him stand
up was to witness his equally certain
1 thought of poor Mary, ami I re?
membered that if he died, she might
get to ?tre for me. The devil nut that
thought into my mind, I suppose, but,
thank (?od, there was a stronger spirit
than Satau near, and at the risk of life,
I reared out:
'Sit still, or you will fall, Ben Lloy
He crouched down and held on w
clinched teeth, and shivering and sha
inn. In after days, he told me that
thought that it was my spirit sent
warn and save him.
'Sit still !' I repeated from time
time, watchiug with aching eyes a
brain for some sign of aid.
Each minute seemed tu be un hoi
My lips grew dry, my tongue literal
clove to ray mouth and the perspii
tion running down nearly blind".! hi
At last! at last hope came. Tl
crowd began to gather in the yar
people were running iti from distai
lanes, and a sea of faces were turnt
upward; then some one who had got
speaking trumpet shouted:
'Keep heart, boys, we'll save you
A few minutes more and a kite begt
to rise. Up it came, nearer aud near?.
and near, guided by the skilful flyer??
The slack rope crossed the chimne
and we were saved.
Ben, obeying my order, got into tli
cradle. I followed ; but no sooner d
I touch him than he began to try to gi
out. I got hold of him, aud taking it I
his head that I was attempting to thro
him over he struggled aud fought lil
the madman he was, grappling, tearin
with his teeth, shouting, shrieking, an
praying all the way down, while th
cradle strained and cracked, swingin
to and f ro like the pendulum of a cloel
As we came near the ?round I coul
hear the roar of voices, aud an o<
casional cheer; suddenly all was silcm
for th?y heard Ben's cries, and whe
the cradle touched the ground scared
a man dare look in. The first who di
saw a horrible sight, tor exhausted b
the struggle aud excitement, so soon a
the cradle stopped, I had fainted, an
Beu teellngmj hands relax,had fastene
his teeth in my ueck. No wonder th
men fell back with blanched faces, the,
saw that Ben was crazed, but the,
thought he had killed me, as they sail
he was actually worrying me like a dog
At last the master got to us, and pulle?
lien off of me. I soon came round, bu
it was a long time before be got well
poor fellow; aud when he ?lid come ou
of the asylum, ho was never fit for hi:
old trade again, so he and Mary wen
out to Australia, and the last I heard o
them was that they had got a couple ol
thousand sheep, and was doing
I gave up the trade, too, soon after
finding that I got queer in the heat
when I tried to face a height. So, thai
momiug's work changed two men's
Te Be Read Only By .Baton?.
The following from the Adrian (111.)
Times will be appreciated by the
bretheru of the mystic tie. it won't
be worth the while for any one else to
to attempt to extract the f,m from
Saturday, Constable Bowman found
the boys in high glee over the sport
they were having with a chap on State
street, who was making desperate cubits
to prevent the road from Hying up in his
face. Marching him to jail, the oflicer
waited until Monday moruiug, aud then
"Sev," came before Esquire Steams
and took a chair. The following .sin?
gular dialogue then occurred.
"From whence came you ?"
"Vel, I vas been trom der city Sew
York oder die New Jeruselem.'
'What came you here to do?'
'I learn to subdue mine abbcitites.and
irabroof myself in briuting.'
'Then you a priuter, I presume?'
'0 yes, I'm so taken by all der fel?
'Where were you made a printer*'
'Auf a regular Scandinavian brinter'i
'How gained you admission to this
'By a good mauy long walks.'
'How were you received?'
'By a Cherman (rent, mit a glass
'How did your friend dispose of
'Oh, he dook me droo dree times the
city round, mit saloons in der south,
and der west, and cast, and den the
'What did the Officer do with you?'
'He daught me der way to der shail
in der cast, until my shteps was more
upright ua regular as before'
'Will you be off or from ?'
"Veil, ofer you should please, Squgre
I'll be off righ away, quick.'
'Why do you leave the East and gt
'In search of work.'
'Work being the object of your search
you will descend a flight of dirty stairs
consisting of some live or several steps
turn square about, get on the 1?re
road, put out of the city and make t
plumb line for Chicogo, where the wick?
ed are always troublesome, and the
weary are as bad a9 the rest.' Aud
Se?. Venions is on his way to Chiga,
An ambitious youns man of Monroe
county. III., thought it would evince his
familiarity with tho^sages of fashionable
society if ho were to have Ins engage?
ment prin'edin ?he village paper under
the head ol* 'Betrothed,' but when at
the trial o? the a-tion for breach ol
promise the advertisement, marked
'Exhibit. A.' was put in by tho plain,
tiff's attorney he was sad indeed.
A Jersey widower, who bail taken
another partner Sftl ?. i. nailed on his
weddiiiL* niijit. The parties brought a
phonograph, ? which was preseivcd
some of the objurations of his first
wife, and when they set it going under
his winJow,thc happy bridegroom broke
out into a col?l sweat, and i rawled up
the chimney on a bridal tour.
When is love like a battle ? When it
come? io an engagement.
STOKY OF A OIKL WHO WENT FORTH?
EH AND KARRI) WOMB.
'Marry a mere carpenter!' said Leona
Bracebridgc. 'Xo indeed!'
She was tall aud pretty, with dark
brown hair, lovely blue-gray eyes, with
long, curled lashes, and a fresh n ?1 and
white color in her face ; and old Mrs.
Lynton was short aud stoat, with a
double row of suspiciously bright brown
curb, and a cap which was not trimmed
with the freshest of ribbons. Mis. I.yu
tou reddened at ttic girl's remark.
'He's a carpenter* I know, Leona.'
said che. -But as for being common?'
'Oh, you know what I mean,' said
Leona. 'We have been expensively
educated. Zee and I, aud papa was s
lawyer, and mamma was distantly re?
latad to the Severas of Severn Manor.'
?Yes,' said Mrs. Lyuton,' but all that
don't help you to a penny now. And
as you have been my guests for three
months, perhaps it isn't so very un?
natural that Felix should think?'
'Oh, if" we have worn out our w..!
come,' interrupted Leona haughtily.
'It isn't that my dear,' said the old
lady. 'Goodness knows you are wel?
come to stay here at long as you can
put it's most a pity, isu't it. that you
can't make up your mind to a comfor?
table home hero, with a man that
the very ground you walk on I"
?I am v? iv sorry. Mrs. Lynton,'
Leona. 'Because Felix is very kind.and
I love you dearly, but I never could
entertain the idea of benommg a me?
'Jut as you phase.' said old Mrs.
Lynton, knitting away until her i
les se emed to flash magnetic fire.
And Leona went upstairs t? the "ttle
apartment where her sister Zoe was cut?
ting out gingham aprons.
Maurice Bracebrulge was a gentleman
?one of the seedy, impoverished kind,
that arc always writing begging letters
ami borrowing five dollar bills?and be
had brought lip hi? daughters at Madam
Laurelli's seminary, until that lady de
clined to receive the two girls any long?
er without the accompanying ceremony
of a small payment on accout.
And then he had hired lodgings of
Urs. Lynton, and died there, leaving
Zoeaad Leona penniless. Mrs. Lynton
was a kind soul, and had never told that
poor young orphans that tho'r father
ha?l not paid her a solitary cent.
?What would be the use ?' -
'Poor lambs, they've jot nothing to par
Leona was a beauty, with asott con?
tralto voice and a willowy, graceful
figure, and a face that every one turned
instinctively to look at : time;
but Zoe, the younger sister, had not
beciiso favored by nature.
She was slight, and below the m?dium
stature; her face, although palo and
sweet,was not the one to attract admira?
tion, anil ?fie v.-a? shy and retiring. But
some!.?>?' Z??.- made Mends everywhere.
?/.ne,'?aid Leona, impetuously, as
she flunz herself into a chair by the win?
dow.' 'we must go away (rom here.
?(io away .;'(.)h. Leol' cried
'I don't like the idea any better than
you do,' said tho beauty ; 'but Felix
Lynton ha? been gross en ?ugh to full In
lave with me.'
'Has he?' and Zoe's lace
'Oh, Leo, bow nice-'
ilow awkward, you mean!' Intel
ruptcd Leoua, impatiently. 'Have \ou"
got common sense. Z M) Bracebridgc. or
have you not?'
?Leo, did you i? fu-e liiin'i'
'Do you think I would marry a car?
penter?I, papa's daughter?I, with my
heritage of good looks aud genius :- Yea,
I may as well speak it out.'
But he is very handsome, Leo, and
very intelligent; and he owns the house,
dear, and he's such a gooJ son to his
mother. Leo, darling, won't you rc
cnnslder your decision.'
'I certainly shall net,' said L-oua.?
?We must lookout for a house some?
where eise immediately.'
?liut 1 am afraid I can't do that, Leo.'
said Zoe, apologetically, "for I have pro?
mised Mrs. Lynton to help her with her
plain sewing this winter, and she has
two or three little music pupils I ir mc,
'Well, let that be as you choose,' sai?l
Leo, yawniug. 'I don't mind being by
myself inst at first?it will perhaps give
me more leisure for practice.'
'Yes,'.?aid M'ss Bracebridge. with an
imperial nod. 'Mrs. Buckingham thinks
I shall succeed on the operatic stagejand
in the meantime I shall be writing out a
few poems. Mr. Scribbletou, the Mu
gUsh literature master of old I.aurelli's.
always said my composition would look
well in print. Don't you see. Zoe, I
have a career bet?re mc ? It would be
madness to blight it all by becominga
carpenter's wife !'
'Do you think sot1 Butd ?Zoe, peosiva
ly. 'Well, I'm not a geiue. dear, and I
can't tell how genius feel. But Fe?
lix is very nice, and he is so good to hi
mother. And good sons always make
good husbaueh, Zoe.'
Bo I.eona Ikacebiidgc went away.
bidding bcr faithful friends a very cava?
lier sort of 'good-bye.'
'Felix.' s.'.itl ate?, looking timidly up
m her youug host's sad ami abstracted
face, after the last truuk had departed,
'you are not ?excel with I
?Vexed. Zoe? \o.'
'Because I'm sure she in -ver meant t<>
hurt your feelings,' coaxeel Hoc.
?But she i? a genius, you know, and
?geniuses are not like other people.'
'She is a genius, little Zoe,' said IV
,ix, with a faint smile, 'ami I am a fool.
Is that what you mean to - |
'Oh, Felix, how can you be so cruel?'
said Zoe; and she retreated ?n!?> her lit?
tle dark bed-room t?> cry. and wonder
why it was that she was always -
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Ailvt-.tiseuu-uts for three mo
r.-j.'.'V1^_ '??,?'???? ? j?
Leona Braci 'rfrerJHfhriut
and sont into tbcnewl^?f Sbc]/fnet'i
ed Ullis, and ripples, m?wr^Li.c's w'Ji
uure.n? vyrence; she sat all
day at her hired piano. ., .1er
evening- in .studying up the plot of ?a
uoveletle which was to take the uncon?
scious world by storm. And so the year
. i of the Opera Sousa? frta*
parlor , . but you'll be of
. a eliiipmg ipaiTOW
on the Btaf . iid think yoi'r
comm . tVB taught you
M. P?rou ? ?b, Lut he was
honest; snd i ;. back in ttfais
ta her 1 '.here a tat bun?
dle of M " her, neatly tied 'u
brown paper, ainl labeled:?
'Far sfl - Bi P
?I- It ; .tt I am a Callaref*
laid poor Leona lo herself. "And with
all these bills to pay,and the piano b'rt
duo for a year, and?'
But Miss ?' i re.
v. lie v, . t by the tapping of
her landlady's knuckles on the i
'! don't want t.? intrn
the lady with ' air o? one
whom t've several
heavy payments to meet next week.and
I would be greatly you could
just mal:1' i', convi nient to let mc have
truth ? ?:? of your
'. - as
into the bankrupt ?
II ;? .
word-. ? . away ?u
'I ir .
the huidla ly, ';iu?I
her with s jar tha rein iu
upon !.. 1 the pre?
sent. And : ;? bonnet,
and went to the little red-brick 1.?
Mr-. Lyntan wa ? sitting in the red
gl<>'.v of tile iir. light, k;i i t r i:i g- RWOJ I
i never !?.i offall thai i
'Child ' cri
glided across the- ?1 I front
of her, 'is it you ?'
?y. -. M -. ;. ? in, I ? ? I. '
na. -1' ..J; to tell you I am
sorry that I ever acted - ? I've
csmebaik to say that I Will bo Felix's
; he will overlook tiiA ;
Old Mrs. Lyn'On
hands in d re dismay.
?Ob. Leona' said she; 'you .t i too
late. l-Vix was ? .
tried OU . t your ai '
you had inov
but left no clue b ?hind. Z to was heart
brokt :. .
Yes, he was m irrie I '? ?
:e to t'iiii.i
wedding trip. And I >'. my
[*o. ?r boy is happy at la
Leona ?too i pale an i lilcal OS ?
itatUO of marble.
'But Whom did lie in :
'Didn't I tell you, child? Why. '/.or,
Felix Lynte a and hi* young wife arc
as ?ia; ; ? was n ? such thing
as tn?; Old Mrs.
Lyntoo. And L ;'icr
,self, by givin and
doing whatever jobi of plain needle?
work she can obtain.
Triilc must leave a f.iii.' says the
proycrb, ami Leoua Bracebri
of its living iUaatrattoaSi
m ?et? ?-.
The little bit of girl wanted mere and
m ?re I ist, till she was told
ihat too much would make her -
Lookin at the dish for a
moment.she thougln she saw a way out
ofher difficulty,and exclaimed, 'Well,
.give mean:.;. ..el ?end lor the
An old au irks: "A
With ladies. In spin
yarns among silks and satins, a
man is sure to be worsted aud twiste?.',
and when a man is worsted and twisted,
he may consider himself wound up."
When you seen a woman balancing
herself on eue foot, kick'ng the other
out Wild'y behind her. and sk'lfully
swoops up in lui" hand a fan-ta'I *tra.i',
don't be alarms I; she ;sn't gn'agtohava
a fit- at to cross a twelve
u. Ii gutter.
Church fairs are good things. They
teach a man how to preserve a look of
.Ii i p humility while paying out two doll
??.'?hard earned iv.^ncy for a ten
cent pin cushion.
One of .; verts is frank c
noii-Ji to reply : "1 doanknow whedder
,t religion or not?tty mewida
When a boy bats a ball through par?
lor window the boy may not lose his in?
?iu_-. but the man who owus the win
dow is invariably put out.
Little five-year-old i? having her first
experience | a the couutry*
Looking ata' pear tree in lull lloom,
the other day, sho exclaimed, ''Why,
mamma! Ju?t look at that tree. It is
all covered with poppc?* corn."
A man who was knocked down He
other dav by an ?minibus wa
he was hurt, and repu? .1, 'Xo.' ?Well,
I thought you must be,' said his a ?end,'
dus.ing him carefully, -for you acte 1
rather odd ao<! ' 'Ali ! ?
acted so because I w track.