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AN EABTHQUAKE OB A BOY.
' la the oarly part o! a certain minmuT
the tclci'lnim of ft little New Enrfnud
town determined to fircctfi hih nolo, on
whirh a new flag was to bo raised on tho
coming Fourth, of July. According to
tbo ordinance which they passed, this
polo was to ho set up on the hi;;hest
point of laml witliin ft mile of tho Town
Hall, provided tbo owner of bucii lund
The town people were very glad to
have the polo una it was expeeted that,
tho raising of the new flap, with tho .at
tendant fpeeche and other cereinonies,
would bo a very interesting event, and
" would attract not only the town-folk
lut many persons from the surrounding
Hut after the matter had been talked
over for a day or two, homo nf the more
thoughtful of the inhabitants of the town
began to tind an objection to tho ordin
ance. The selectmen did not think what
they were about," said Mr. Silas Marklo,
the scbiolvnaster, "when they voted to
pit (he pole on the highest pointof land
within a mile of tho Town Hall. I have
surveyed pretty much all tho ground
about here audi know that Mullein Hill,
on old Jimmy Uaskins' farm Is higher
than any other land in tho neighborhood.
Tho next highest is the hill on Mr. Up
ton's place, but that is at least six feet
lower than the highest part of Mullein
HilL Now it id my opinion that if tho
polo is put up on Jimmy Ila.skins' prop
srty he will levy toll on evcrbody who
goes to the celebration. Ve nil know
ho don't allow people to walk over his
fields, but lie will jump at a chance like
this to make money."
"That's so," said a bystander. I be
lieve bo got the thing passed himself,
jut to screw pennies out of his friends
and neighbors. He knows very well
that his hill is higher than any land near
The day after this Mr. Jimmy Hask
ins was in one of the stores of tho place,
where thero were a good many people
collected, when one of his neighbors
asked hira a plain question. "Mr. llask
ins," said he, "if the pole is set up on
your land you'll let everybody go free to
the hill, won't vou?"
Old Jimmy llaslius smiled and did
not immediately answer, and then ho
said: "When the flag-pole is set up on
Mullein Hill I want everybody in this
town and every one within thirty miles
around to attend tho celebration, and
they'll all be free to come through my
big gate and to walk up to the hill, pro
tt'(ic And I'll let you all know Ilio
provision wlieu the time comes." And
then ho smiled again.
"You seem to feel pretty sure, Mr.
Hawkins," said his neighbor, "that your
bill is the highest point of hind in tho
"Of course I am sure of it," said the
old man. "I know just as well as I
know anything that Mullein Hill is six
feet higher tnan any other ground in
these parts, and nothing can change
that state of affairs except an earth
quake." "Or a boy," said a youthful voice
from ho outside of tho littlo group.
This voice was not very loud and few
persons heard it. Certainly Jimmy llask
ins did'not. Tho youthful voice belonged
to George Upton, a lad between thirteen
and fourteen years old. George, as well
as the other boys in town, was full of
enthusiasm about the flag-polo, and ho
had had strong hopes that tho hill on
his father's farm would bo found higher
than Mullein Hill lut on talking the
matter over with Mr. Markleho had been
assured that this would not be. Ho had
thought a great deal upon the subjoct,
and while listening to Mr. Hawkins' boast
ing talk in the store, had hit upon u plan
by which he would try to change tho
state of affairs which tho old man had
6aid could be altered only by an earth
quake. "Tho polo ought to boon our hill any
way," he thought, "for it's near the road
and everybody could come in without
walking through the long, dirty lane.
Dosides I'm not going to stand by and
soo old Jimmy Raskins taking two or
three cents from every person who goes
to tho flag-raising."
It mu.st bo admitted, however, that
Master George's plan was prompted a
good deal by nersonal feeling. He would
ie very proud to have the great polo set
up on his father's land.
Mr. .Silas Marklo who was the survey
or of the town a.s well us tho school
master, had been informed by the com
mittee having tho matter in charge that
on tho twentieth of June, which fell on
a Saturday, they would employ him to
ascertain the proper point of "land on
wliii'h In nrnft t.lm flmr-riiiln Thi crnvn
George but one week to carry out his
plan, and he therefore set to work with
great energy. Having first obtained his
father's permission, he called together a
number of his boyfriends and'announced
to them what ho intended to do. If
Mullein Hill was six feet higher than tho
hill on their place, ho would make the
latter seven or eight feet higher than it
then was, and if tho other fellows would
help hiin, he behoved this could be done
without tho assistance of an earthquake.
His plan, as explained, was wildly ap
proved by the, boys, and as this was va
cation time, George ami his companions
began their great work early on Monday
morning. Wheelbarrows, crowbars,
t shovels and Hpudes were borruwad, and
Upton's Hill soon became a scene of
great activity. Everything was done
under George's directions and ho began
operations by wheeling ull tho lurge
stones tbat could be picked up in tho
field to tho top of the low round hill,
These were spread over a space of fifteen
or twenty feet in diameter, and formed
the baso of tho mound to be built. Earth
was wheeled up to lill in the Piiaecs be-
tween the stones; soils and smaller stones
and earth were piled up, layer upon lay
er, until, toward tho end of tho week,
tho top of tho mound was about eight
foot from its foundation. There were
more than twenty boys cugaged in tho
work and they labored every day with
Georgo built his mound a good deal
eroauer ai mo lop tnan at the bottom,
and as far as possible tnado it to ecu
form to the general shape of the bill.
.4HiO'4it8iil() of it was covered with sods
' tod artu, ana when lluushed it presented
' very creditable and solid snpenrauco.
When tho committee, with M r. Marklo,
i utartcd out on the folJowinz Saturday ou
' tbehr tour of inspection, they wero met
' tt Us- ltokius' gate by Uuit gtautUijuni
himself. "Vou are welcomo to measure
Mullein Hill," ho said, "but of course it
is a more matter of form. 1 am pcriecuy
willing to havo the polo set up on my
lund, but I intend to charge each person
coming hero a tnnall toll for tho wear
and tear of tho ground. Thero is notli
in in tho ordinance to prevent, Jlhnt."
'When tho height of Mullein Hill had
been oseortaincd, tho committee started
off toward tho Upton farm.
"There is no use going any farther,"
said Mr. Ilaskins. "Wo know all about
the oilier hills round hero."
"Thcro's a point of land on Mr. Up
ton's place I wish to measure." said Mr.
"Stuff and nonsense," said Jimmy
Haskins, but ho followed tho party. ,
Nearly all tho boys in town and a
great many other people wero assembled
at Upton's Hill when the committee ar
rived there, aud when Mr. Jimmy Hask
ins saw tho mound that had been raised,
liis surpriso ami rago wero very great.
He insisted that the height of this mound
should not bo measured, for it was not
a natural formation. But tho committee-declared
that the ordinance called
for the beighest point of land, without
reference to the manner in which it was
formed. Tho measurements wero made
and tho top of the mound was found to
oo iionrlv three feet higher than the sum
mit of Mullein Hill.
On the Fourth of July the flag was
raised on tho pole, which was firmly set
in George's mound. The polo was high,
the Hag was a beautiful ono; everybody
cheered and was happy, and no ono paid
a cent for tho privilege of being present
at the celebration. i
"I thought nothing but an earthquake
could make uny of those hills higher
than mino," grumbled Mr. Jimrnvlla.sk
ini, "but I forgot that there wero such
things as boys."
i m - m
Anecdote of Judge tJtory.
The following anecdote about the fa
mous jurist Story is in private circula
tion, but is good enough for the public
eye. It was prepared for Story's biog
raphy by his son, but Charles Sumner,
who edited the work, struck it out. Tho
narrative runs like this: In his younger
days Story lived in tho aristocratic old
town of Salem, in Massachusetts. Hi
great ability was not then tempered by
as much wisdom as ho afterward dis
played, and ho was looked upon with
disfavor by some of the old families.
One day Mrs. A. called upon Mrs. B.,
and in the course of their conversation
there being a seamstress presont
Mrs. A. asked Mrs. B. if her daughtel
was going to tho party that evening.
"No," was the short reply; "I don't
propose to lut my daughter to any place
which is frequented by thatinsignilicant
young puppy Story." Years afterward,
when Story was a judge on the Supreme
Bench, bo visited Salem, and was warm
ly welcomed by those who had known
him formerly. Among his best friends,
apparently, was Mrs. B., and ho ac
cepted her pressing invitation todinner.
Now, in the years which had elapsed,
the seamstress had beeomo possessed of
a homo of her own, to which was at
tached a garden, with a pear-tree,
which was just then loaded with fine
fruit. After the invitation to dinner had
been accepted, tho seamstress received
a call from Mrs. B.'s servant, askingher
to send up a basket of her excellent
pears for dinner, as "Mr. Justice Story,
of tho Supremo Court of the United
States, was to bo present." Tho good
natured seamstress sent the pears at
once, and with them this uiessago: "Tell
your mistress that I am glad thut the
insignificant young puppy Story has
grown to bo so tine a dog."
A German Professor.
A correspondent of Sunday Afternoon
gives an amusing- (sketch ol the stylo of
lecturing which rrof. Kahuis, ono of the
great church htaUriansof Germany, has
made his own:
lie ambles up to his desk and tarns
upon us a plump face, naturally red,
but Hushed by climbing two flights of
stairs to an over-ripe strawberry color;
plants himself against, tho blackboard
with bunds folded under his coat-tails,
and shuts his oyes or they shut them
selves; it is difficult for him to keep them
lie talks fast and vehemently, Btvings
back and f ,rlh, carelessly erasing the
chalk-marks from tho blackboard with
his broadcloth, end opens his mouth
widely to the nmbarrassnicntof his only
tooth. Ho looks altogether, with his
red, chubby faco, like a dissipated
It is a favorito amusement with tho
American students to see tho professor
search for his pocket Testament. He
wanta to make a reference to tho origi
nal Hid eyes are shut aa usual.
Suddenly, without any previous inti
mation of what he is about to do, ho
strikes Lis finger nervously against tho
left breast of his coat, to sound the nock-
ct- no book.
Then the right pocket raoro excitedly
no book. Then ho strikes both hands
alternately against his coat-tails with
out success. In nervifiis desperation ho
thumps his trousers in vain.
11 pauses u moment to reflect, then
institutes another search in tho revcrso
order, and more carefully trousers,
coat-tail, breast-pockets; all tho timo
wo can seo his book lying Ixwido his
ni adscript on tho desk.
Although ho looks troubled and an
noyed, ho has not opened his eyes yet
Suddenly it occurs to him: and his anx-
ions features asstimo their natural look
of cherubic serenity as his eyes rest for
unci inomuiit on tlio stray volume and
close agaiu in peaceful meditation.
T. Bailey Aldrich.
Ono who has had the pleasure of see
ing Editor Aldrich in tho Atlantic1 i
Miiietutii latelv. navs of him flint, hn i o
man of medium height and size; sandy
complexion; cioseiy cropped hair; no
beard mivn a fiorm rmmtni'lia In r,it
of the lines on his faco, which show that
cato aim work iiavo not possod him
liL'htlv bv. thuro IS A Illerrv tivinkln In
his eye, and a laugh in tho comers of
his mouth which seem to say "I am uot
half bo Mtrious and grave us I seem to
Mother had cut her littlo Aiusrheer'
hair, to mako "a bang." Surveying
our own wor sue said: "iiossie, venter
day vou looked as if vou had uo hauso
to-day you look as U y0ur mother lad
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