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H F. PCHWEIER,
THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
Editor and Proprietor.
M I FFLINTOWIS, JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 24. 1S90.
NO. 1. &
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iv af ler Christ- '
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w o w hen on have
a to be a wo- !
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re the war i
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. d through the
iv. aped without a
rs and nic.es (iiew up to
a 'id children of their own,
. t their home and heart
-i u ai m corner for their
lie iiit known to be
1 o li l.vv remembrances
- r 'i . o-:U nature iiut
: Cic sli.htest siteutioh to
.i:ty ii.e years after the conver
! .? h i :.c':d with his grandniece
!.:,' i.. peculiar habitat Christ
'.h..u he was making her
.- ::; 1 annual visit, he wa
.i .h '.n d obliged to remain her
. -?r e i.: lf'.tuas. She had grown
a t. l-"!ue matron, and had
to btr a 1. i
thr. h- I.-.. .,
ic'.t u:i c e .
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.t.lul childreu asone could
..is morniti the tiny trio
i'.'..'iu where the old man
was 1 :.-. c 1
up iu bed. His wavy,
iao.v-a ba;r aud beard franied a
vriitLy. u :;;-tamied face that, con
trary io its usually pleasant expression.
Lsi t'C':.iiie jiern and forbidding. At
the htt.e aiorubs innocently' shouted
funn the; r lovingr greeting, '-Merwy
lwi-a.3. L'nMe Pussy I" he uttered a
giouu. aul snk back with closed eye
on ti.e cherry cushions.
- M i : 1 1 1 1 j r. '. itiuimna! Turn twick t
Liik. j si.:W!" cried the youngest,
Ola. m Jeep concern, to her mother.
"Uu.le. dear, what is the matter?
Oin 1 do sny thinj for you?'' asked
tie.ii n, v'i.or, a uument later.
N .. ncti.lsiir, but keep the children
a.- fiotn me. I cauuot enjoy their
.i'0.:i:u to .l.iv," he replied, b
turn. . I !.: f i. e to the wall."
I ti le.'' pieried their mother, when
tLe d,...r h...l io-ed behiud the children,
-wtivdoyou say Christmas Is your
iietiriiii.'-.l.iv, ami why have you al
wvs rt t;i-ed invitation to spend the
day with your i '..itivca?''
Dcu't ak me. 0!a; it is a long
story, and had bet never be told."
e. I sf. i;; a-k j ou. And further
iti'ire. 1 "h il. remind you of your pro-u.i-e
tj i:.e. when I was a little girl, to
te.l if .;.i i were alive when 1 had
(iiuwi; to w . tu.inhood. why it was you
a.wss went away the uilit before
.hr:-::i.n ai. 1 no one ever saw you un
til the day af.er it."
1 ! u't intiid who knows of it, Ola,
after 1 am d'ad : but I cannot look any
one i:i the faee. ferlinz that they know
in tory. I have kept the secret fifty
n.e year?, and it would be a great re
lief to rue to tell it to some one if 1
fhoulit auch a frieud eoald respect me
frerwnr.2. I Lave always felt that you I
lovl u:e for mvsclf alone, and not be
you were bora my relative, and i
fr!L--d, a. . rnanr criiMrea are. to '
tar tic trirh the feigued affection that
i-t."n s-.ite.ti.ms as the duty of one
' e to ui'ifhor, when true regard
i IV:..y !,!.-ellt." i
"On. U;e-.e. I couMa't do such
thin;-: Von know vouraelf. if I di-1
uke any one, I am far too prompt ir
Iwwinj- it to be a fact."
"Tha: is a trait vou inherited from
grandfather, who was a very
ti'rv. ni.; I .t,,1ri,i man. Drone to
nu! k-teunered man. prone
h"w his .ike and dislikes with an im
pftu. y that caused most Uieu te leHk
ul""i hlin as an unpleasant acquaint
i"e. H e w ere brought up to regard
eah other as cousins, and, as far as 1
know, he thought I was his cousin to
""Imhj dav. He was killed at An
betatii "You were too voung to recol
K't about it."
"Oik, no, unci; I remember it
'H fonrht for the Confederate'
"le. in the "iufantrr, and I was with
lhu Union Navy. lie wa the innocent
iause of ti.i. t.:f.rM on mv life, or, at
east, he precipitated, ia ft roundabout
W&v a.. - : I 4. -v-t KMSnffht the'
knowledge of a tact to mv niiu.l thut I
would ratWr have Jie.l th'au kuown.
"Idling ni youiiff.r vtai, my
uncle, your gieat-giaiijfail.er. ust-i to
me tales or my fattier, who
aid. wa a jjiivateeisruati. and
tost iii life at sea. lie said
I - !:n.l l
promise,! mv father that
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111 tan' ot Illf I
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hirt my uncle' own on; and. ur !
io ti.e nour I saw him last, he
faithful to the promise he said ho had
made to my father. As children,
he made no di-lin. ti-.n in his tre.it.
meiit of me and hi s..u lliioul. AI
thuufe'U we were a ditterent in
auce as any two relative could wi ll
tc. thei wa an indciici iuablu ie
teiubUnce t each other that caaed
many to ask of either of us if we
were biuther-t. l.'aoul wa a tall,
flaxen-haired blonde; 1 was swarthy
cheeked, with ehoit, curh . r iven
locks, and fully a head shorter than
my tuu.-iii. We weie devote 1 to each
other during our younger dav?, and
did everythiiiir we could to add to each
other' happiness. At schocd 1 was
the better nflmUr, bciau-e 1 renllv
loved uiy studies ; and llaoul, who
wa rather a lay student, was obliged
to have me coach him al..n- until 'his
enior year, w hen he s. rmj to eii.. e
sudden intele.t in his ellldic. ami
developed latent talent entirely un
looked for. lie shot himself to the
head of his class and graduated as its
valeilictoi iaii. as well as winning the
first priie for original meter. When
we left college he entered a lawyer's
otlue to study fur the liar. 1 had
evinced an aptitude, for the
Uieut of forii-rn lanu.ies;
tiuued their study with the
aome time sevuriiitr a .i'of oi
I ii .re
college. Kaoul was writiiii; lb. il.iu
most of his time instead of law-t.i ids. i
L'p to this time we had never e
changed a cross word with each other ;
iu fact, we never quarreled in our
lives; but we struck against the ena '
that has so often divided devoted
frieuds, aud even brothels - ti beauti
-Yes beautiful and le.l.le. She was
our grandmothei . he whs the
embodiment of all that is L'"d
and pure, mode-t and uuas-uiniiij :
yet j-ossessed of rare talents, and a
higlny accoiupli-hed a lady as one
could hope to meet within (he most
retiued circles of polite society . It is
almost useless to say 1 fell madly in
love with her She enraptured mv
whole soul. My every thought was of
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t,v ,,ight. Mv least wish was for her
hs.iir.iiisa VV l,. n n.e l.an.l t. ..., ...
j hera it thrilled my whole beinj. and
I reudered me happy through r. mem
hrauce Of the tact. 1 it trutti. 1 i.vca
only for her. At last the blo v t. U
that nearly cost me luy leasoii. and
caused me to hate my cousin l.aoul.
One night he came iuto my room with
Lis face flushed, and the happiest ex
pression on it I ever saw upon the face
of any human being.
"'My dear Percy,' Le faid, congrat
ulate me. I have won the deare-f.
sweetest la.ly in liirinia. tveiviine i
M. Pierre ha proiuiscd to be
Had he thrust a knife into my bo
sont I do not believe the pain I experi
enced could have been more acute. As
I looked up, the mirror pictured ruy
bloodiess countenance with an expres
sion that told me how 1 would look
when I grew to be aed. As soon a-i
I could control uiy eniotioi. aad trut
my voice, I exreuded my Laud to my
cousin, and said:
44 -itaoul. you are worthy of her.
aud I trust you will be happy.'
'1 meant what 1 said, and I nmJo
up my mind to master my disappoint
ment; but it was impossible. I could
not govern my passion ; it controlled
me. I prayed oh, how earnestly !
for relief." I prayed for death. I
prayed for anything to happen that
would purge my soul of the covetous
feeling I entertaiued toward my cous
in's fiancee. But all to no purpose.
A demon seemed to poes me, and
everything 1 said and did appeared to
be- at its dictation. I became a smooth,
polished hypocrite. I cultivated an
unnaturally calm exterior, concealing
the true condition of my mind, the
riotous tate of the soul within me.
So sweetly did Evelynne smile upon me
when we met, that 1 was fain to believe
she would have favored my addressee
were not Raoul between us
myself with this hallucination 3ver the cast and roll it noisciessiv
uutil I came to believe it a a juwn the bank.
truth, aud I cursed my fair-haired, 'Who is there?' I heard a voice ask
poetical cousin with a fierceness that j that I thought was Kaout's; then I
would have annihilated him had wotds jijpped into the shadow of the cabin
the power to kill. I brooded until I j ami followed the dry bed of the mill
became a monomaniac, with but cue ; stream that lie might not recosnize
idea that of bringing about a sever- 1 lne m the moonlight. Soon I reached
ance of the enairement between Raul the mill-gate, over which I clam
and Miss St. Pierre. How to accom- hered, then started on a short
plisn it wa the question. I dared not j cut flr Colonel St. Pierre's. I had not
proceed about it openly. If I involved I ?,e far when I heard a rush of water,
him in a duel with me it would avail j aj on looking behind, I saw that the
nnihiitir! for no woman of Let pate had strung open, and the water
stamp would condescend to marry
man who had taken the life of her af-
ti.n.-.l husband. Therefore 1 must
ucceed bv other means. How
how? how? My very footstep?
seemed to rinz out this query niht
and dav. I slept but little merely
short, feverish nap, walking th- fl,-jr
between-times. I meditated uo l-Hy
i harm to mv cousin, and 1 ir.ten.t. 'i to
i do him no'wronc. for I W.i.-ved it to
be best for all concerned that thev
t fter a little while E ioul drpr-d
bick into his old dissipated, rryt.-rt"
... ..) ah, noor riri! was ncuh-ct
ed." save bv an occasional sonnet
. i ir iirin some of the lucid
intervals in his maudlin carou
v, turned to 100K io me 101
nHthv but I never spoke of Raoul and
tl I Hl.ita and she never asked regard-
h S I doub'if 1 would have be-
ing lam. " Sometimes I
Sf-Wd to remain silent. Instead of
dTrntnk' the embers of pa-sion that
I ld in mv heart, her silent wavs,
amoldered in m u vi,u
cousin's neglect, fanned the spark o (
life ith renewed vigor. I lotted to
n-tk mv sympathy for his md.tlerence.
and 1 kuow not what held my tongue
in cheek or how I was prevented frou.
betraving myself in her presence.
"In this manner the days pas-ed
... i. 1 Kolieva VOU have
until l .uie-nei . tv, . . r.r. K
enjoyed .evenu ni , ,
V uncle and I alwavs tued lt
much!" miu mured OU.
Bu -. .- v,t a demons tra-
ciatiou of Christmas Lay. It ia their
'aia time, ana during the week pre
ceding it they are busy in making
preparations for it. My uncle gave
nie a list of things, calicoes and knick-
knacks, that he wished me to order in
.Norfolk, which was a little over a '
twenty-mile ride from the part of Suf
folk where our plantations lay. As I
started on my journey. Colonel St. '
1 "ierre handed me a letter from Eve- '
lynne for Kaoul. who spent most of his
time playing billiards with Norfolk
sharps, w ho found him easy game to
pluck. I delivered the letter to him
on a hotel-pia.a. where he sat, flushed
with wine, amid a group of bibulous
comrades. He read it, theu turned to j
me, and said :
-Tell her, if you see her before 1 gel
back, that I will come. She w ishes
me to help hr with the festivities at
her father's plantation on Christmas- '
eve. You know they all come over tc
our place Christmas-night.' j
1 told him 1 would deliver hi an
swer, aud did so on my return.
41 presume, you know, that colore.!
people are as a race very superstitious,
and they believe that to some of their
number usually those who have been
it tier princes or princesses of tribes in
African, lands is given the power to
foretell the future and disburse good
or bad luck to swains and wenches ac
loriiing to their w ill and pleasure. On
our if i eat-grandfather' plantation
w as su h a i-et soii. She was alilK.-t
" white as you are, dear, aud the moat
beau; if 'i! Ieiiig with colored" bhod in
her veins ! ever saw. Contrary to
what one would expect to liud iu a
w oman in her state at that time for
idea of he was a sluve she was highly iutel
hlp in a 'eetual. and far brighter-minded than i
ninny w hite women. She could cou
vei e fluently in several foreign lau
u:tu:cs. and could read and write them
as-well. uch accomplishments were
uuu-ual iu a sluve. and to only few
were they known. She lived ia a
little cabin bv herself at the
toot of a hill but a short ciistauce
from tiie house, and her master, who
at'paretitlv stood a much in awe of
her as anv of the field-hands on his to-
; bucco plantation, allowed her to do
j much as she pleased. Kaoul had be
come a continued gambler, and he was
' as sup islitious as any darkey that ever
bleat lied. Many a time lknew of his
: making a visit to -Old Maumie lecira,'
' she was called, to -get luck' w iih
w hich to w iii at cards,
i Christmas eve I walked the knoll
in the moonlight, where I had a full
i view of Maumic's cabin, aud a I
pa.ed to and fro, between an old
'water-mill and the hedge skirting the
pathway leading to the holi-e, 1
' thought 1 snW Kaoul enter the cabin.
Every one belninj to our plantation
. had gene to Colouel St. Pierre's, and
j ihe melodious voices of the gingers ou
' the last load Were wafted ou
I the breeie to me from the
j road below. The sound maddened
me. 1 he e daikK-s could stand in
tvelynue St. Pierre's presence un
moved by any such tierce passions as
raged w ithiu me. Oh. why could I
not trovern invself and b calm like-
U'!'l,iia) TI I ll...n..ht nf P.. .1.1 an.l
his carelessly l inij a-ide the treasure
he had w on, as if her love was a mere
bauble, with which he could toy and
play fa-t and loose at his pleasure.
" -Why why could I not have been
favored with the love of such aa angel?
( cried, in agony, as 1 cast myself on
the frosty ground.
"How long 1 lay there I do not know.
When I staggered to my feet my brain
was wild aud frenzied. I have a dim
recollection of having an idea that if I
;ould prevent Kaoul from keeping his
promise to join her that evening.
might lose faith in hun and renounce
him forever. Aud, should she do so,
I could honorably try to win her love.
"A large hogshead, filled with heavy
stones that had been culled from the .
tobacco-beds, stood half-way down the
knol!, all headed up, ready to be taken
to the storehouse at the further end of
:he plantation. Raoul had just entered
the cabin, not knowing that Maumie
Tegga had. as I supposed, gone pic
nicking with the rest of the hands.
The door of thi cabin opened outward
and the windows were formed of
single panes of glass not more than six
bv ei'-l.t inches square. If I rolled the
j hog'head against the door, he would
l be fastened in there for the night. 1
j was a very strong, athletic young man
then; but it took quite an effort to tip
! from the pond was flowing
; i,asin at the foot of the knoll
..I thought to my sell,
will be a yard eleep around the cabin,
at.d he w ill not venture out until the
hands return and cause the water to
escape through the second dam below.'
"P.ut on reaching the St. Pierre
plantation, I received a shock such as
I would not wish my worst enemy to
Raoui was sitting upon the veranda,
sniokir.g a cijrar and complacently
watchiug two darkies dancing a break
d wn. and urging an old gray, wool I v-
; haired fiddler to 4keep tier up. ai-
lii. iih toth the musician and the
dancers were dripping with perspira
tion, and scarcely able to move hand
orioot. AYhen thev flagged. Raoul
( would instill new vigor into i
' trembly limbs by patting time a
j livelier w ith one hand between his
aud his other palm. It was a cot
mind was in the cabin at the foot of
! the knoll. I was ,u far more of a
tremble than the exhausted dancer
who- w ho was it 1 had left fastened
in the cabin ? W hose voice was it that
had called out to me? Twas no negro'.
A negro would have said, 4Whu's dar ?'
and the voice had asked in uuuiistak
ably good Euglish, 4 Who is there?'
"Oo my return home I dared not
visit the cabin lest some one might
mistrust my knowledge of the dam
h.rimr hunt nrovinna to mv leavincr
piantiionr 1 slept little that night
that is, even less than usual ; but I
was up early ia the morning, and yet
not as eaxlv as my ancle, who zsvs me
look - I ever saw him wear. Oh! ho
can 1 tell the re-t;
Well, there is but little more to re
late; yet it is the wor.'t of ad." con
tinued the old man, tremulously. 44 1'
w ill be soon told. Some of the hsndi ;
had opened the low er sluice, and le '
the water run out of the basin ; thet
they had rolled away the cask of stones
1 saw uo one around the cabin-door .
aud I neither dared to enter it nor as! ,
any questions of the hand', w hos
faces all wore sorrowful expressions
1 walked around aimlessly, with m;
brain on fire. Something had happen j
eel. uai w as it .- as i nie caus.
of it? 1 dared not in.iuire.
" 'Percy !' exclaimed a voice bchinc
1 turned, and met my uncle' gaze J
fixed on me, and hi eye were brim
miiig w ith tears.
-1 wish you to follow me,' he said
in a low, hoarse whisper. j
He led me toMaumie Tegga's cabin
which we entered. He pointed to i
chair, on the seat of which was a poo :
of water. I shuddered involuntarily J
as 1 glanced at it. I did not tit. bu t
my uncle sank into a cane-bottomec .
chair, aud buried his face in his hands
It was some time before he spoke, bu
every word he said has burned iu im
memory for over fifty long years.
Sir, he said, ! have a paint u
communication to make to you. i !
know not why you did so, but I d
know that you ojeiied the niill-nluic
last night. No one else knows of it
for I removed the evidence, and now '
return it to you.' And he handed tn '
a part of a broken watchchain, witt !
its seal, the loss of which I had not
until then noticed.
44 lt w as an accident, sir,' I ex
44 ! am quite willing to accept yo-.n
word that it wa so. and I am sin
cerely glad to believe it; but was it by
Accident, too, that you fastened thh
cabin-door with the cask of stones i
Yon hesitate you do not answer. Mj
God 1 you could not have mrditated
this! Say it is not so, or 1 shall go
'I made no reply. I could not.
"Suddenly he arose and grasped u.i
by my neckerchief.
" -r)o you know what yoa have
dotie?' he gapped, hoarsely. -Do yoi"
know the extent of your w rong-doing?
No! Then you shall know. 1 wiii
tell vou. And first of all, vou villain,
! I will tell vou vou are a nigger a i
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uigeer slave, that 1 can ell as quieklv , .... , .
i as I can the blackest field-hand on the ' who po-e-sed nothing in the world
' plantation. You ehall receive a fat ' but their affection for each other; aud
worse punishment than the law would the grandmother was seveut v-scven
.inflict on you as a while man. Yoa Tear. of a e aiJ tUe pandson wa9
I shall be iii.iiiai-Ied. sent to Louisville:". . . , ., . . . , ,
! .n.l ,l.l ... ti..n V.,.1 le.ve been TLe chlldwas Sick, Crippled,
i brought up to believe yourself to be
! my nephew and a while mau. You
i are not my nephew; you are'
j "Oh! oh! How can I repeat it?''
! 4-l calm, uncle; be calm."
He said: You are my son!
! and the woman who lies ou that bed
I behind you, old Maumie Tejra the
' woman who was drow ned iu this c-biu
' last nioht is ' "
I "What? Einish. uncle!" exclaimed
1 . is your mother!'
"I was not sold; I escaped, a:a
, shipped aboard a privateer. Some
I years later under an assumed name,
I bought myself of my father, and iu
' the biil of sale he agreed never to bc
! '.ray my true relationship to him.
j After the war I I had her rc
; buried in that lot where the monument
; is raised, near by my house, at the
beach; and that is where I go to be
alone, to be by myself, when my pen-
ance-tiine comes round. Ood may
forgive me, but I have never forgiven
myself. I can never enjoy a Christ
inas Day. The anniversary of the
birth of our Saviour, the day of joy
and pleasure for all the rest of tb
w or Id, is my mourning-day."
TLe Discovtrer of the "Elixir."'
Charles Edouard Brown - Sequard,
the physician who has suddenly stepped
into fame as the discoverer of the eiixir
which bears his name, was a man
widely known, and respected in" his
profession Ions; be-fore he put the
i crowning touch to his reputation. The
son of an American sea-captain and a
French mother, he was born in the
', island of Mauritius In lSltt. In
i he went to Paris for his medical educa
tion, and while there added his mother's
i name to the one inherited from his
Philadelphia father. He made a spe
cialty of nervous diseases, lectured foi
many years both in New- York and
Paris, and before he readied middle
age was accepted as one of the nn st
enlightened neurologists of his time.
His discoveries in rejrard to the nerv
ous system have become historical.
He created the pbvsiologv of the sen-
' sory tract of the spinal chord, and con
firmed UeuiiL'ri s theory of the action
of the spinal chord iu conveying en-a-tions
to the brain. He made mauy
famous experiments with the tran-fu-sion
of blood, once reviving a devl
do with the blood of a living animal.
I and keeping him alive for twclv
i He has confined himself to no eub
i ject, however, but has explored all
i fields. Hi location has been about as
varied as his labor and his thought.
In 1665 he was in Englaud lecturing
before the Royal College of Surg-!.,
I the same vear founded and edited the
Journal de la Phy-siologie de I Hunine
et des Auimaux. The following year
he returned to this country, was a
medical professor at Harvard until his
return to Frame in IS!1. In this vear
I he established the Journal de Phy-iol-'
ogie Normale et Patholoique, and in
; ls73, with Dr. Scguiu of this city,
; commenced the publication cf the
Archives of Scientific aud Practical
i Medicine. His literary industry and
accomplishment in the matter of inedi-
cal and scientific articles over his own
signature in pamphlets and reviews
has been something phenomenal. He
is seventy-two years of age, and looks
upon the world-guying of his so-called
"elixir" theory exjeriinent with the
caluiues of the real philosopher.
Economy In It.
The slowest walking hoi ses in tht
world are to be found iu Germany.
They are trained to a slow gait on the
'kiry' that the slower they move the
better they will keep their flesh. A
great many American livery men seem
to have caught on to this idea in the
last two or three vears.
Atsg Cttlitraai comttli blithe anJ joiry
Crowned with lb. inT-tleteM; and Uoilv,
Proclaiming wide that melancholy
Its rusty fetters shall unbind;
Erlt'.flrza welcome t all races.
In lofty or in low-.'y places.
Wafting to earth's remotest spaces
Peace and goodwill to ail mankindf
King Christmas in his royal pslivae
Fills to the brim a -Ic1en chali. ,
4 nd envy, hatred, seoru, and malic
'o mortal to its dreirs will find:
Although his coffers hold no treasure.
! His bountv is hvond a!! nieavare
la gifts ot bupt iness. love, pleasure,
4-Peace auJ soolwill to all mankind!"
When li.rouU Lis realm King Christmas
His nmi.le visnse Kl:.dos ?howoth,
l or well that geri.il monarch knowcth
How best to soothe the troubled mind.
Bis subjects, when grim care oppresses.
Are comforted by his caresses;
And one creed only he profeses-
peaee and goodwill to all mankind !"
His majesty doth with all nations
Maintain the fricndlic-st relations,
llappy to join in gay ovaiious.
In ceremonial pomp enshrined;
I1" happiest when his subjects, hearing
liis footsteps, shout at his appearing,
And he responds fu tones eudeariug,
'"Peace and goodwill to all mankind'"
Ills trople are not sialn like cattle
I'pon the crimson field of battle;
No sword or bayonet they rattle,
Nor cities burn, nor captives bind ;
A gentler rule King Chi Lstmas lovetb,
A iid scenes of horror he reproveth;
li is antiiem is, where'er he moveili.
"Peace and goodwill to all mankiud!
He bauisheth regret and sorrow
I'.ids Aire be nopeful, Youth to borrow
bright visions from the cotuiug morrow,
Leaving the shadowy past behind;
And hearts w ill gladden, eyes will glisten.
In te-mple, palace, cot, and prison.
When to his regal chant they listeii-
"Peace aud goodwill to all mankind:"
I MOTHER ANTOINE'S LAD
Once on a time there was a poot
j., ., ,... i i,, ..
confiued to bed during the entire t welve
month?, aDd the old woman was very
old, very feeble, so that with the best
gooJ-w ill iu the world she could not
w o:k lnuoh.
The old woman was called Mother
Antoine, and the child was called
Mother Antoine's Lad.
Alas! he was coins: from bad to
worse, was Mother Antoine's lad. The i
poor boy was consumptive and sickly,
and when he was not crinj from the
dull uaiu in his hin. he was couuliimr
drv and bloody coui:li, which broui'h!
two bunches of dull violets to
The last time he had been out was '
Christinas day. Ou that day Mother!
Antoine had wrapped him up as best
she couid in a big muffler she had
made of her old shawl; she had put!
on him her two only pairs of stockings ,
to keep his feet warm, and she had j
taken him to the boulevard, along the
little stalls full of toys and dolls that ,
made a splendid many-colored fairy- ;
There was, first and foremost, avvav .
down near the Place du Grand Opera, '
a superb punchinello striped and ,
gilded, almost as tall as the little stunt- j
ed being himself which, when one
uiU'd the string, shok gnyly its bell
iiid rattles, raised its great funny
inns, flung ee.it its le'gs and looked at
.on at the same time wiih its illumined
(ace and almost living griu.
'Oh, how pretty it was, how pretty
it was!" Mother Antoine's lad cried.
'It is very dear, mummy, is it not. a
Que punchinello like that?"
And the old woman always replied,
"Come now, I will buy you one of
'Jiem, when we are richer."
"And when shall we be richer?"
' "Soon, my pet, soon."
"Then I shall have it, eh? the pun
Yes, yes; you shall have it."
1 or you see, mammy, l am sure
that if I had it I should be cured at J
: once." !
' This same idea recurred incessantly
though he were pos-essed by it.
And when he was worse than u-ual 1
the poor iittle thing when his pains
racked him fiercest; when his terrible
cough shook him as though it would
tear the br?a:ii out of him, oh, then,
tlm desire became more active aimost
ptegnant. And she knew this, Oid
Mother Anioii"". By dint of prou.is- I
in.:: the punchinello she came to feel j
that she nni-t keep her promise, and .
that she had no other way but this to
keep her cherub alive a little longer, j
Yes ; he should have it, his puuchiu- '
ello. And he would be cured! She.
too she herself had ended by believ- :
ing in this mad hope. j
Yes, he should have it. But how?
as he said tu. .-elt with tears or im
potent longing, it must cost a deal, a
1 punchinello like that! It wa a toy
for the rich. At least twenty francs.
Perhaps more. "Where could she find
tide gold, she who no longer knew the
color even of silver, and who only saw
t long, long intervals, a few big cop
per sons among the alms she received.
She traded off the rags that were
given her at the beginning of winter.
Ehe even sold the occasional tickets for
bread and meat w hich she had
trouble to get. She reserved only
enough for the little one. She herself
fisted. And when he was eating by
himself he said to her, "So you are not
hungry, mammy ?"
"No," she answered; "they made
me swallow a plate of soup ia tiie
She had economi.ed in this fashion
for three months, and on the day be
fore vesterdav she had altogether nine
francs three sous.
(She must have ten 1
That day, Mother Antoine's lad svaa
And her poor neighbors cannot be
stow much charity on the old woman,
they themselves dying of cold and
hunger. No more rags to sell; three
tickets for bread and wood; that was
all that remained in the garret. I
But the little one is so low so low
that he can swallow nothing. What
use, then, for bread to-day? For her?
Not a word of that. And to-morrow?
Ah, to-morrow she will find some.
AVhat is wanted at the moment, the
necessary, the indispensable thing, i
not food, but the punchinello. If he
had it, there, now, in his trembling
little fingers, surely he would be better.
"How pretty it was!" he said with a
siifled rattle iu his throat. And his
eyes grow large, his nostrils, pinched
bv disease, suddenly quiver, a warm
glow comes on his skin, life returns to
bis pale lips.
"How pretty it was!'
"I am going to get it for you; yes I
am going right away, little one."
"What, the punchinello?"
'Yes, the punchinello."
"So, we are rich, mammy?'
44 Yes, my pet. Look here!"
She shows him her nine francs three
sous. It is all iu sous a big heap of
The child clasps his hands
"Go quick, mammy; go quick
Oon't be long."
She ha gone. So, she will not be
long. 'With her old feeble limb 6he
first runs about tg her neighbors to Bell
the three tickets, cue last ones.
"It is to buy a remedy for the lad,"
says she ; and she speaks the truth.
Ten francs, she has them at last!
tfhe had to waste half an hour ou it,
but at last she has them. How sh
hurries on tottering and stumbling, in
spite of the slippery pavement, in spite
of the numbing cold that freezes her
honest for she has eaten nothing yes
terday, nothing to-day, and has put
her cru?t on the sick child's bed. Sho
has only a wretched petticoat aud a
over her shift. I5-r-r-r.
She wia C of all. She will not
o to the hi st store she comes to. sue
S away away,
must go away away, near the Grand
Opera. The punchinello, perhaps is
still there this vea?, and who knows?
rcrhaps it does not cost more than teu
Yes; it was indeed the same, ana
for teu francs she got it, by bargain
ing. She returns, pressing it close to
her heart. She, too, said: "How
pretty it is!"
Fate is the most terrible of dramatic
creators. No one luventa such strik
ing eflects as Reality. The old vvomat
had been away two full hours.
Ou her return she found the chiia
Yesterday Mother Antoine's lad was
Mother Antoine placed in the littlo'
coffin, ou the shroud made out of a.
patched gowu, the pretty punchinello,!
covered with daz.liuif Colors, and .
tinkling bells. Thus the little corpse
had it Christmas box. Aud Mother
I Antoine prayed for her Xew Vear'
A Fair Life-Saver.
. Miss Lillian Hampsou, of Philadel-
phia, and one of the handsomest girls
! in Atlantic Citv, made a heroine of
1 her-elf recently by swimming over
j 2.0QO feet out into the sea and rescu-
I ing a Pittsburg boy who was carried
j away by the under-current. When
' she lauded the victim ou the sand she
was ehferert to the echo and aamirea
as much for her bravery on the beach
as she is at the hops for her beauty
and graceful dancing. Last year she
rescued two young girls from Phila
delphia. She has bright, blue eye, a
wealth of chestnut-brown hair and a
graceful figure. In addition to her
reputation for heroic valor shj is re
puted to be one of the best sailors and
fishers along the Atlantic coast. Sho
will remain here dnriug the season.
How Ah Sin Worked the Boys.
Sergeant Wittmun arrested a high- j
binder oa Monday night, and whilt I
searching him found a clever device
which extjlaius the nhenominal luck
that wily Mongolian has been enjoying
at poker of late. The an-angement
consists of a steel clip, which is fas-
tened inside of one sleeve. Two
.nrrU ronrh nr. thn aleeve. across the
breast, and down the other sieeve
the hand, where one is
fastened to the
thumb, and the other to one of the
fingers. By a pull ef one cord the
i . 1 ...c. : i
cup reacueo out unci wica in m emu, .
which is at once drawn up tne sleeve.
Pulling the other cord causes the pai d i
to be shot out into the band of the j
player with lightning rapidity,
and without any part of the median-,
ism being exposed. The fellow
who had the machine fought streirtv
ously against giving it up. San Fr
THE BIG SUEZ CANAL
ARTIFICIAL RIVER IN THE
U1UST OF A DRY DESEKT.
The abandonment of the Panama
Canal and the dicuion of matters
elating to M. de Lesseps lias brought
me from Cairo to Ismaiiia.
It is fifrv-eight vears 6ince he first
came to Egypt, in the French consular
Fervice, and it is more than a euera
iou ago since he persuaded the Vice
roy of the country that the work coal. I
be done. Now more than two-thirds
of the ships which pass through the
ranal belong to Great liritain, mi l the
English, in order to protect their in-
terest in India, have had to pin some- .
thing like 17.J'.'O.ai0 into caua!
shares. It is not a bad iuv Csiiie.nt . f
in !&65 the net piolits of tl.i? ci-'in!
were more than 66,000 .('"0. .slid nfux
all expenses w ere ) aid the thai chol d-
ers received a dividend of 17 per cent.
In 1686 more tliau 3,0'.'U vessels
passed through the canal, and estiumt- j
ing that each of these ve-sels
to India, Australia or Cuina
made a saving of at least live
thousand miles, it will be seen that
the aggregate saving in one year va !
more than fifteen million miles, equal
to a distance of six hundred times
around the world. I have not the j
ttatisticsof the number of passengers
carried in lSo, but ten years before j
that when the ships which pa - d '
through the canal were less than half j
the number that now go through. :b-
passengers carrietl numbered more :ha:i 1
eighty-three-thousand Undoubted. y i
more than one bundled and fifty thous- j
and passengers are taken through tn:s
. anal every year, and the charges arc 2
on each passenger. It makes heavy
charges upon the vessels which pass
through, estimating them according to
their tonnage, aud the receipts of the
canal make it one of the best paving
institutions of the world.
And still this canal is only one hun
dred miles long; it is only one-twelf Ii
the length of the Red Sea, into which
it conducts the waters of the Mediter
ranean, and these tw o bodies of water
arc of nearly the same level. The v
now flow into one another without
locks, and the canal is weil described
as a ditch of the desert. This ditch is
about three hundred feet w ide ut the
bottom, aud the water w ithin it is j
quiet as a mill pond. It is of be:iuii
ful 6ea-greeu aud the contrast of this
color with the bare yellow -an. is
which line the banks of the canal ina.;os ,
it wonderfully beautiful. The canal !
is so narrow that ships e.m pa- oi:lv j
at certain points, and the iiiauaocme .t j
irovern these passajres ju-i a-the' train I
despatchers regulate the pn-ao,. of I
trains upon our trunk lines. There I
are, from time, to time, through the' j
e-anal wider spae-es w here the ship ;
must turn in while other-, which bio '
the right of way, nuiy pass them, mrl
at a distance these ships u: to ! .
walking, as it were, in siouh- iile
through tho desert. '1 le y sue n t al
lowed to go over liv e miles an hour,
and this is largely due to the depih (
the canal. Its average dep'h in about
twenty-four fce,t, mid many of ti e
ships which pass through ure i.auc
than twenty feet deep in the water.
There is so little water under the bot
toms that there can be no great speed.
The banks of this cioud are of dry
and thirsty sand. 1: -oine placet they
are kept back by pavements of -in.
and in others by a network of twis
like the jetties of the Mi-si"ippi. It
cost nearly 100 .Cm. .!.".' to build the
canal, and in some place- the channel
had to 1e cut through .-olid rock-. In
others there was little tln-diMiti: needed.
The waters of the Mediterranean
floWed into long natural lakes, and
the-e required but little excavation to
make them deep enough for the tran
sit of the 6hips. One of the great
problems iu making the canal whs
fresh water for the woikmeu. The'
work was begun in l 's. and I lie rit.er
of Egypt provided 2o.'"'o hi I r-.
Ihese were relieved every tuiee I
mouths; but it was in rr-niy to feed :
them. It took 4,ooo w aier-ca-'. -,
which were carried ou the backs ,.f ;
camels, to supply them witli dtitikir.c; j
water, aud this was kept up f..r ti.e 1
years. The work of preparing hai bois (
ut Port Said and Sue, was veiy e:;)"ii- ;
sive, and I took a look tit the piers ut
Port Said, which are intended to ward ,
off the accumulations ed' -and and mud. i
and which form tlm navigable entian
to the canal. These pier- are made of
artificial stone, composed of ib M it'
sand and cement. Tin; machinery to ;
make them was brought here f:.,m I
France smd the stones were mad- to;
throw into the sea. Each -tone w icle d
tw enty tons, and it look !.'.". '-oo ,,f these :
massive rocks to form tl.-; ba--s of
Immense dredges are now emploveri
throughout the canal. The.-e tunp up
the sand, which blows in from t!:;
desert, and tlirow it out beyond tho
banks. There are stations or jj'iard
housea at inU-rvals along the course
aiid a few small tow ns ha', c grown up
here and there.
Cartalu Lecture Topics.
Consult your wife.
Better use, on a rainy day, mini
and pen than tonguo and Jack-knife.
"All work makes Jack a dull buy,"
and no work makes Bill a mein ori.
Every man ought to be htartiiv
BEhamed of a gall on the shoulder of
the animal he drives.
A lie ia the only thing that cau be
made out of nothing: the miik cannot
', in mwe tl,a" is 5ii ll'e
j when the wife ai.el children attend
to the poultry, it isn't fair to exchange
eggs for tobacco and machine oil.
II me money expcnf ci 101 lODti.'CO
w I and whiskey w ere judiciously' apph
I lfl thfi biefllltifviiic iif intr hon.ea. w I.
. . lv-elv land would ours be!
A Discovery. j
been recently tliscovered ii
Enjiluud that sutiirrels plav
ueut partiutlte destutetion of fungi th)
search for w hich is tho main object of
their lively hopping and conning along
the ground. It is interesting to note
that the squirrels f eel by preference
on the sorts w hich are unfit for hu
man consumption, such as Lvcoperdon
I -' incredibie siecies of Agaiicus
NT V"? IS" PRIEF.
has a eK'
- that cau count,
Yior City, Fa.,1
hai k..hd JO ) chickens iu
nave a. wavs p:i" e.l favorite houDleSL
There nti' I'. ),o i Americans who
j tit..tii!y re. K.e in I.oU'lon.
Ihi'.t ii.ion . M l., is makir.g aneffort
to Hrute -tr.f -!-.t streets.
T e Ut uuiwa (Iowa)
1 paid .-1 -oo,
clear tit all t xpenses.
a I. n l.o U AO telephones;
the vot . 1 1 ' mi ('
r. i vt. i e i; t :4 J datiaResfor
.iv . -u- ;. 1 iroaiastreet oar.
it. ii '.. I t o:vr has one of
... : : .-if w alches In the
lot ,x a
. f 1,:
,'kMt.h three znlleS
..i v. i le passed over
- A o! e-
c. ! -y
rh lile.le to .il.;
for a b:. y, ,c i.,
- The il. h
;at liei.l 1 it,, i
The! us .
11(t l.lhora'.. I le:
The M :.:;!
y Ne 1 oi k
V a ley it hio) natural
J To t.-ahoet exhaust-
ii.o ut Isorganlz
t! .:. rievatel Hailroad
ay e ears nearly Sb.lXiO.
1.1!) eolhiis ;i yt...
IVer, 1. a i s
ta.t.s of IVnnsyl
Thi- se.lv." ,
West h.., i x v .
os i : the Uliie Moun
I v an n.
.'s !.'; packing lu th
.1 1 t i. it ol hist jear bv
a n. i f I er cetiL.
'IV -n i i:r I'athaus, ot
a-i a pi.iver Is that htl
Atni i. '
I.-i l .l, the in.
to b a success-
I.. e.l i
n i a great fuss
,i:. 1 r.ii.c
i t- u 11 h dealer
sh.uk meat for
l"h" census t.ikou y the police of
llrookiy ii. tlituvH that" o.i.OuO name
vre cu..;UeJ ly tiie nat.ouul enumera-
Ai:i-rlea;i dn. turners In Canadaare
now feijmre l to pav a license of i0,
an i alter .'anu.i.y I they nmst pay J100.
Next year l.icy.les will be made of
idumiu ii. i a.rl w. 11 have the device
known i s Hi- p:ieuni.-.tie tire.
s:.,t' f;. o:.cist I'tinit le says the Iron
ere tie . Is l Lhu.it in Texas will yelld ,-
! O.-o-.'-O-' tons i i tiie S'pauie miles.
Ti.e lle.v i. ceSS .f mahlng gift
with tu-l i;in i.i iiiulactureJ on th
I pielillses iss a pioiioiinced saccet at the
gl;t...s w oi k at ti !aa.-bor. , N.J.
'1 hete Is a t t en en Ions activity In the
toy d.v s: .ti of thj l'ateat C:ll?e at
Washli utou. fsH'c:a!ty in autotnatlo
toys taat cm ta le ao 1 vva'k.
The Km: eror is m i v anvl uis to have
I Jr. Koch 'a remedy at plied lu the Ger
man armv, wlu-ie con-uuip'.iou Is aiuis
lea 1 y than ii : ' other disease.
Ti e fariin is" movement Is spread-
i i; - lihe il
I 'T'iow .oi l 1!
: -:iicj fo: iiie'l
! ia ail over tne v esi.
.! ii : Ah iliona" are
almost every day In the
t ula presnt
tiie- I'lJUIeS to s'i:
and slupp- 1 r
vv or! h ol e. -:;i ai n
only city In li e
has a h iu-e ti
been pi I bv
nets, ovv.i.g to ti.
w thai 1' has produced
H year over f40.0tAI
i w:, :.- 'navy" beans.
. Is beheVed to be the
L'n::ed Stales which
!u-iel w holly of paper
to tn- ret.
Ii-I.iin with nets lu
itiv, Washington, ha
it.- I .ie.ih.mg of th
c ic.il atmiiidatlce of
Thei o are
pf-OJi'e ill Cl.IC
W in. Ill il H ;i f.
ncnilv 12.0D0 coloreJl
:'o, t! 03 wtalthiest of
Tine , t about J I'M 1,000.
ve roj--ity ainountlngto
Ic-I.s ! .:
-Aliio a i
j natives a ;! A
! when e t tie i.
1 Li'stovvbd en
I. 1 shhiperi by the
et by tho Turks,
A 1 1. .tout skipetar'
iniiah.itiuls, are de-
j That bv
I ct -ohi :s pi
i piescl a li !'..!
j Thi! I e-t .,.
I becoluu h i'ta t
:t :n M becointtig daa
i by the issuing of a
,;,it;,t t lie hypuotiier.
v would be, first, never
I in ti ice has been pat
.ehiuaii for incinerating
e In crematories. Kafy
.:. an ! economy are the
jiiwi for the new hu-
'. dst 'a e ever recorded
! cannon tias beeu
4 1 ol l.e t iiiK t, 163J,
All ei c. i
et.'o '. t y i i r. .
put J.o-. s 1..1
idiiy ill exec.. i
Chief V.I'I Ii. ,-i c
in in to ii'i-r.
lit U Ii eh H.
I e.ud was ...
in tie II: ec
ii A n ! v. . t p were heard
i;- Moiinlaliis, al a dla-
'' -"itn rlcim, (;a.,ownsa
oi Iliijlidi .-piriows
: i j 1-y -lyly creeping
tat co of ''' in
Jo.' that iiv
! I e i".-
! !li II ! hem. ''
: Valley l!.e pr.
: woul'i i fc w ii
1 U.eta' -.
; Tho ti
' charge of t ! e
: have d. i t ie ,
; te.ichiu : of e
i ini.'i:n' and n
! so .h I :h.
j.eteti' t- til. t
. cities of ti e Ohio
. of that
lit In gold
.lent inspectors lu
1 of n lues at Madrid
u a chair for tho
ity as applying to
;rjy. They have al
)!'..: I'l Spun is coui
'.a and they ait) look
!"i i ersou.
c 1 : 1
t tor a pr.
( II. e of t
: tio-i :, -.:.
h t into a
'en, improvements In
ot ni e tow el s.i Is tha
l r O' e S o dipping thu
bath tuh cjii
y seen. Iw re-
-t ou tnd the
mix in- !
was I -f
a: and pure as IE
inro-igh the fiatten-
i A r!i!!!c.i'.ty Abor.t witnesses,
j 'Mr. siiiith," said the eiectrio light
i ru:iii3i.".r to his foreman, "we want
' some men to testify to the absolute
. burrriif-s'tiess of the electric light cur
! rerit as use-J by us You might send
i Roberts "
J Foren.aii "II wrs killed while tlx-
: ng wire !a-t flight, sir'."
j 'Well, Jackson will do then."
I 'H? accidentally grounded a nrouj
j wire !au week, ai. J is scarcely expect-
d to iive, sir."
I 'Su'-h awk'.vfir ities! Send W1U
st-rry, t.i . hut he was paralyzel
wljie Hxi'-.i' iii c lamp on Thurs
"Really. It's most annoying . Em
ploy orr.e new men nt one e and aend
tii .n to testify t tn--: committee before
they have li'uo to get Uicselvoe
killed." New York Heraid.
' u accident thM gSSSm tftS