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wasn't a hclt'iy looking place to try the
follow-my-loa ler dodge, no Ned nosed
about for a bitter. After awhile he
came npon what looked to be an old
trail, and he fc llowed it down . into the
canyon, wher he found the broncho,
with his bngp-a je smashed up, but other
wise all riijin. Tough little beasts,
"Half way o the canyon there was an
open space, wi? b trees like a little park,
pines and red w oods, and near the cen
ter there was a deep, snow fed pool.
Against the wall of the cliff at one side
was a ronsh cabin built of redwood
slabs, and insii e of it, at the back, was
the month of the Prairie Dog mine."
The speaker paused anil filled his pipe,
as though he hid nothing more to say
on the snhjeet. A silence fell, during
which the sour Is .f the street stole into
the room, the roll of vehicles, the stir
and bustle f Irafdc and the voices of
the .'treet ya-.ni is (juan-eling in the gut
ter. "What became of the leper?" It was
the Texan's voi.-e that put the question.
"There the st ry grows misty. Kobo.lv
knew anything about the leper until af
ter the l'.nd, ex -ept a few trappers and
Indians. Some said he was an Apache
and others that he was a Mexican priest.
Nobody knows for certain what he was,
except perhaps Ned Anthony, and he
won't talk ab rat it. The leK-r was
dead, he told th "in all, arid buried tinder
a redwood tree close by the pool. Ile'd
made the grav-a himself, and pat t'ee
poor wretch in it: uncommon kind cf
Ned, 1 say, for whether leprosy is catch
ing or not. it't a damned unpleasant
thing to hand e. Some fellows that
wanted to upset Ned's claim to the fi::d
started the cry of foul play, in hopes
that the boys would take it up and
lynch him, but Ned soon snuffed that
out. He just narched the whole gang
out to the gvav ; and laid his hand on it
and swore by the Lord tl. it !.:ade him
that the leper h: d had nothing bin kind
ness sit his hai .Is. and then he told the
fellows that if they doubted his word
tiny could opei; the L-vave and satisfy
Did tin y:-"
"Lord Live y ia:" cried the miner
in surpri.-e. "( f coarse they didn't!
Who do you rec'. -i was going to monkt v
with a corpse- -; sui h a corpse! Why.
they set lire t t . liut and burned it t.i
the .-found hee they'd been in the
canyon two da;. - Th..-y didn't hanker
after going in ; ::d out to their work
through it all d. - long: the thought of
the leper sorter g away with the stout
est of Yin whe: ever the san (init the
gulch: 't wasn't i iii'orting to their in
nards. Nobody ( ared a damn about the
poor devil any w iv, beyond willing all
sign of him off die face of the earth.
The mine was there, and the ore was
there rich, too, i ml in good bulk. That
was the big intert-st. Ned made a lump
ing good thing out of that prairie dog
hole of his'n. He panned out in tho
This appeared o exhaust tho subject
for most of the listeners, who began
moving away and talking of other mat
ters. Not so the Texan; he had emptied
the vessel of its contents, and now ho
proceeded to insject the label for the
maker's name. I a wished to discover
what country, sta4 e or territory stood in
loco parentis to this man of gold.
Here the Vir git ian took up the testi
mony. "You'll hardly believe it," he
said amusedly; d didn't myself at first,
although the felh w that told me had it
from Anthony's own lips. The Old
Dominion claims him; he is a Virginian.
This kind of offsets the Comstock story,
doesn't it? We don't always trade off a
big find for a ba'Tel of whisky and a
mule. Von western fellows don't have
such good times with us now since we
have started the eyetooth business."
The miner whistled. "A regular Old
Dominion swell, is he?" quoth he. "Well,
I never should havo guessed it. lie ain't
got the trade marks of an F. F. V."
"lie isn't one," remarked the Virgin
ian quietly. "Mr. Anthony is as much
a self made man : s" "any of us," he
was going to say. but the memory of
a long line of wl ite handed fo; hears
peacefully asleep imong the hi.;.- Vir
ginia hills rose am checked him, so he
changed his sentence "as any of onr
mining plutocrats. His father was an
overseer on a big t:bacco plantation in
the James River va' ley in the old days.
Anthony started from the ground, if
that's any advantage, and mind you,
I'm not denying that it may bo. All the
purple and fino lini n of his career will
be of his own providing."
"Ho 1 thought," responded the miner,
"and it's all right f jr him anyhow. If
he hankers after th it sort of thing and
stops out here or g es north, he can set
up a patent on being a Virginian, and if
he goes back there he can start three
letters of his own i tid break down the
old monopoly. 'I'. I.'. M.' makes as good
a show as 'F. F. V." i:ny day, and it's got
more solid back to it."
The Virginian made no comment.
'Mud yet when I wan a kid I thought this
valley tmg the world."
There are more aj-reeable ways of
passing an hour than in sitting on the
top rail of a Virginia "snake fence" on
a north hillbil" in the cheerless gray of
a raw Noveaibi i evening. Yet that was
what Ned Anthony was doing.
The fence wound along the hillside in
the zigzag fashion of its kind, leaning
now to the right, now to the left, and
humoring the inequalities on the ground
handsomely. It was a new fence, ag
gressively new in contrast to the gray of
the sky and the subdued drabs and
browns of the rocks, the bare branches
and the fallen leaves. The clean split
sides of the chestnut rails shone whitely,
and the stakes which held all secure
where the rails lapped at the corners
were finished off with workmanlike
caps, madd of bits of boards with a
couple of auger holes drilled through
them, instead of the usual slovenly twist
of wild gr.'.pevinp. A thrifty looking
fence, stout and substantial evidently
the line fence inclosing the property of
a thrifty and subst:inti;l man.
The proprietor sat upon it and stared
about him, whistling softly and trim
ming a hickory stick cut in the woods
just back of him. The laud, twelve hun
dred acres of it, had formerly been a
portion of the patrimonial estate of tho
Beverley family, to whose present rep
resentatives there remained the old fam
ily dwelling and a modest surrounding
of three hundred acres at the upper end
of the original tract. Mr. Anthony had
desired to become possessor of the entire
plantation, house and land, just as it
had passed from father to son in the
Beverley line, and to that end had in
structed his lawyer not to stand on an
extra thousand or two, and had learned,
to his surprise and disappointment, that
the tract had been divided, and that the
upper end of the farm, including the
house and lots about it, had been as
signed to Mrs. Hector Beverley in lieu
of her right of dowtr in the whole.
"It is hers in fee," tho lawyer wrote,
being naturally proud of a good com
promise with creditors effected by his
own sagacity, "and 1 hardly think any
offer would induce her to part with it,
as she is deeply attached to the place,
although no' born a Beve-rlev. 1 have
! secured the major portion of the estate
for you at more advantageous terms
than those suggested by yourself, and
have had the necessary papers recorded
as per direction. The body of land is
fine, but the buildings are inferior only
a dozen or to cabins and the old over
seer's house. All tho home buildings
are on the widow's part. However, if
yon propose settling in Virginia, yon
will of course soon remedy all that."
"The devil I will!" muitered the impa
tient recipient of the epistle from which
the above sentence is quoted. "What in
thunder does he suppose 1 wanted with
the land without the house? I can have
new houses by the dozen; what I wanted
was the old one. I didn't know the old
lady was living still. She must be hard
on to seventy, for she had left the mid
dle mile stone well behind twenty years
ago. I'd have liked owning the old
house; though the Lord knows what 1
want with it, or the land either!"
However, he wrote to the lawyer again,
giving the necessary instructions about
fencing and other matters, and intimat
ing that his business might require his
presence in the east before many months
had passed, and that in that event he
would probably visit Virginia.
The months had passed, bringing with
them the necessity which Mr. Anthony
had forecast. He had come east and
was now in Virginia. He had arrived
in the village the evening before and es
tablished himself for the present at the
solitary boarding house (it could not be
called hotel) of the place, which was
kept by new people, who had been resi
dent in the village only a matter of ten
or twelve years and of course were un
connected with that bygone time which
to Anthony seemed to move forward and
join hands with the present the moment
he left the train at tho wayside station.
Twenty years. Had it been twenty
years since he had seen it all? It might
have been twenty days, he thought at
first, for the little change apparent. The
same river flowing on with gracious
curves and windings, the same willows
on its banks, tho same fields and hills,
the same soft blue mountains in the dis
tance. Conld it be twenty j-ears since
he had seen it?
It was a fair picture for loving eyes to
rest upon, and even the chill nnkindness
of the November evening could not
spoil it; but the eyes that gazed from
j under drooping lids were more critical
than loving. Soon to their searching
quest changes began to make themselves
apparent. In place of the sleepy old ca
nal of his bovhood there was a sinjrlo
j track, unprosperous looking railway,
land telegraph poles marked the line of
what, was formerly the towpath.
And there were endless quiet changes
of the kind that mark the progress of de
cay, the blow inroads of poverty and
desolation. Twenty years had left lie
hind them traces of their flight in galled
and gullied fields that formerly were fer
tile, in hillsides grown up thickly with
broom sedge and sassafras, and in a gen
eral dilapidation of fencing and build
ings. What the devastation of war had
commenced poverty and nnthrift were
completing, and the foot of time but
marked the road that was leading to
Anthony gazed over it all and scorned
it. He was so full of energy, will and
activity of purpose that the evidences of
unthrift filled him with impatience.
All the tender beauty of the scene, all
Its Old World calm, its repose and 6oft
enchantment were utterly lost npon him.
The lotos eating phases of existence were
beyond his comprehension would have
been beyond his endurance.
"How small it all looks!" he mnsed
slightingly, as he paused in his whittling
to stroke his lieantiful brown beard with
a strong sunburned hand, "and yet
when I was a kid I thought this valley
was the world. Now it looks to me as
though I could straddle that river and
push the hills apart with my two hands.
Lord! how the country has gone down
iown to the very dogs, for want of
money and push. They hadn't much
practical energy to start with, these peo
ple, but with one thing and another
they seem to have lost the little they
bad. They can't make work tell any
more than a kitten can pan ore. They
ran to extremes and hit the best part of
their licks in the wrong place."
He finished -rri;iinr-g his stick thought
fully, handling his knife dexterously,
cutting with linn, capable strokes, and
making every cut further his design.
The grain of tho wood was close, its
fiber tough, but ha worked on persist
ently, without hurry or waste, and
when he had completed the job to his
satisfaction he closed the knife ith a
sharp snap and returned it to his pocket.
The newmade cane was stout, anil he
balanced it in his hand and then struck
it smartly against the rail to test its
"I've known the time when a good
Virginia hickory would have been a
mighty pleasant thing to handle out
yonder," he tho.nrht. "That niht in
O'H.ira's sahxm when I camrht Neal
cheating at draw jniker and pinned his
hand to the table with my knife, a stick
like this would have leen a handy play
thing to amuse the roughs with. Lord!
how long ago the old tin'y seems when 1
remember what's come between."
There was a slight rustling among the
dead leaves and grar.s of a brier patch
near. The man turned his head instant
ly, as one accustomed to note the slight
est noise, and peered down into the
tangle. At first he could distinguish
nothing, but soon two long brown ears,
crowning a soft brown lump materialized
trom the uniform brownness of its sur
roundings, and two black eyes, big and
startled, regarded the intruder specu
latively, evidently trying to determine
whether ins. intentions were friendly or
the reverse. A sharp whirring sound as
the hickory stick left the strong hand
settled all doubts in the rabbit's mind,
and with a terrified bound she left her
form, as the missile came clattering
among the bushes.
Anthony leaped from tho fence and
stooped for a stone, which he sent whiz
zing after the little beast, causing its
heart to jump in unison with its terrified
legs, but doing no other damage. An
thony trampled about among the briers
until he found his stick again, a trifle
nettled by the futility of both throws.
He revolted against failure of any kind.
The evening was drawing in, and the
air was heavy; from tho river mists rose
and mustered in thick, vaporous masses
which rolled across the low grounds and
stormed the heights: the atmosphere was
dense with chill and moisture. Away
in the distance a cow lowed with long
drawn insistence, and from nearer a calf
answered. Along the road at the foot
of the hill the form of a woman passed
slowly, her steps so deadened by the
dampness that she appeared to drift
rather than walk. Anthony leaned for
ward, scanning the road through the
gathering dusk. Only a negro woman
returning to her home from an errand
to the village, but so magnified by the
shifting fog. so etherealized by tho illu
sive mists, that she seemed an apparition
rather than a thing of human mold.
With hand upraised she steadied the
burden on her head and passed on,
singing, her voice rising and falling
with the wild, pathetic cadence of her
race. And the burden of the refrain
was disappointment and sorrow and
weariness, and the air, as it floated back
to the listener, was weird and sweet and
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up the finest of Wedding and Parly Ca"jes, and Oyster
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workmanship gnaran eed. We deal largely in Wedding
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ROOK ISLAND, ILL.,
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tWBegan bnsincaf July 8, I860, ard occepy the outhcast corrcr of Mitchell & Lynde'snew
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1801 Second Avenne, Corner of sixteenth Stree - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
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Green Honees Flower Store-
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