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Till-WEEKLY EDITI(ON. WINNSBORtO, S.CX O\ EMBER '2918.Vl.11-N.30
MY HUMBIAE BUT BEAU 1FUL HOME.
Oh, g ve b. When day is declining,
And stunshino is floo.ling the went,
My ivy-clad mo umd, where reclining,
I oan watoli tiho birds sooking tho:r rest,
Arid list to tioir twittar of sorrom
Whilst through the dow-broezo they roam,
To nestle aud dreatn of to-morrow,
In mly hu1nablo but boautiful hoie.
Then give me, when moonlight is shedding
Its brightness o'er iloweret and tree,
And stars lbko an armny aro treading
To nature's own music so free.
An I thei lot mo pensively wander
Boneath the dark forost tree s rosain,
And thore on its lovoliness pander,
In nmy humble but beautiful honie.
When morn tho gray Orient is shcoting
With purplo and vermilion hot.
And myriads of insects are greeting
First rays of the Sun bursting through ;
Then let me gaze out w.thout noaur -,
Whi'o vapors liko sh.eted ghosts roani,
With a heart fIlled with innocott pleasure
In my huntlo but boautifil home.
You may tell me of famo and ambition,
Of pomip and wealth's dazz ing array,
Of those who are h'gh in position
And homage r. e.ve every day ;
But give m the one I love dourest,
Away from mto novcr to roam,
Then thou like an Eden appearost.
My hniuk but beautiful hwmo.
A Woman's Story.
I ladi just entered my seventh year when
my father, M. Veile, gave me a new mother
In the person of the handsome and imperi
ous widow of one Colonel Lalor, and a
brother in Mrs. Lalor's only child, a boy of
Albert Lalor, with his handsome face,
strong will and pleasant ways, soon be
came my master, ruling my impetuous
spirit with a success'that no one else could.
Madame Viele looked onl with a proud,
self-satisfied smile, and more than once I
heard her murmur in her sweet, imperious
'They must marry, Philippe. Your VI
must he my Albert's wife.'
And my father would laugh and nod his
head approvingly, evidently well pleased
with the idea.
But these happy days slipped by all too
My father died. Albert 'was finishing
his collegiate course. I, in accordance
with my father's will, was sent to Paris to
be finished under tie care of his old and
valued friend, Madame Duponte. Four
years laser I returned to my step-mother.
It was near the close of a bleak winter
ay that I reached Gray Fell. But bleak
as it was, my handsome, stately step
mother met me on the steps of the great
'Ah I' she exclahned, half under her
breath, as she held me oi a tmonent and
keenly scrutinized me with her great, lus
trous black eyes. Then a warm smile
parted her lips, and kissing me tenderly,
'You are beautiful, my child-far more
beautiful than I imagined. Albert will be
charmed. Alt, a blush, dearest? You
have not forgotten my old hope, then I But
come, come, dear; the air is bliterly keen.'
And gathering up the shining length of
her black satin she swept queen-like before
me, pausiig only long enough inI the hall
to allow a kindly word or two to the nassem
Then, with a rare condescension, she led
me up stairs to my chamber.
As we entered the dressing-room she
glanced at the timepiece and turned to my
'Take mademoiselle's wraps, Mianton,'
sihe said quickly and imperiously, 'and then
lay out some of her handsomest dresses;'
add~ing enmilingly, a her eyes returned to
me, 'I shall sutperintend~ your toilet this
eiveninig, myl3 dear. Ulnner will be served
in less than an hour, and 1 wanit you to ap
pear at your best when you descend to the
dlrawing-room. Albert shall be dlazzled at
When we entered the brilliantly lighted
dirawinig-room it was tenanted by twvo p~er
sons-a handsome, kingly-lookin g man,
whom I recognized at once as my step
brother, end a tall, slender girl with
heavenly blue eyes, pearly skin and a shinm
mering crown of p~ale, goldeni hair.
A faint dlamask tinted the girl's chteek as
we entered, antd I noticed that the gentle
man rose with suspicious haste from the
ebair very close to her ownt. I fancied,
too, that he had even more hastily dropped
one of the dlainity white hands toying with
a bunch of blue forget-me-nets that mat ched
a tiny cluster half hidden In the Ilossy gold
of her lovely hair.
I had heard of tIs fair girl, and that her
home would henceforth ho at Gray Fell.
But for the first time it occurred to me that
sihe might be destined to step between me
and the man I had slowvly learned to think
of only too tendlerly.
With a shmarp, jealous pang I extended
nmy hand to Albert Lalor, who hatd hastened
to me, his fine eyes glowing with admira
tions and pleasure.
ils greeting was cordilal, and evidently
pleased his mother.
'Bttt why don't you kiss her, my son, as
in the old d'ys ?' she smiled gayly.
Aad with an answerintg smile, Albert
bent his grand head and pressed his bearded
lips lightly to minee'~
'Alt, what a charming blush I' laughed
my stepmother, touching my gmowing cheek
caressingly with hof soft, whIte fingers.
I smiled, btut my 'heart throbbed pain
fully under tihe ruoy velvet bodice that be
cama me so well. Beneath the pressure of
those bearded lips my wayward woman'
heart had leaped from tenderness to a f tall,
fierce, passionate love.
I lifted my eyes, lustrous with the new
* born feeling, to the handsome, smiling face
or my brother, and again my heart swelled
with jealous paina at -sight of its unruffled
But the next moment Madame Vioe
claimed my attention.
'Vi, deatrest, my great-niece, Peri Ilol
brook.' She smiled,
.I tt'rned my eyes from Albert's face to
me'et the eager half-afrghted gate of the
-.golden-haired girl I could not but adlmire.
I bowed, and somewhat coldly accepted
the pp~ftered hand, and answei'edtite few
.musical words of gentle welcome. Then I
involnarily flashed a silft glance -mat
Ah, ~ the Aood leaped throug y
tt Adho hated 9h h
graceful and sweet. Yes, I hated her, for
there could be no mistaking the brooding
.enderiess and passion with which iy
stepbrother was regarding her.
hut only Ioi fia instalit (lift h I is eyes
betray him; an1d as the t pleaslt hours of
the evening tiew by, I grew half uliposed
to laigh at miy Jeious pain. N1 vr.
wvhen Illy stepniotlVr followiet ite to liny
rooml I smuiled lightly.
'Pert is ver~y lovely, mammallli, 11m11 .\Nh1rt
seo Is to admire her.
31ladamle Viele turin<*d at glanve up1olne e
that covered my face with at llood of color.
'Nay, 11ay,' sh1e lauglied softly the iext
ins':m3t, winding lier arim ca'1reSsinugly atbtout
InI(. 'You ha1ve Ito cause for jea- -Ilouy, my
love. Albert is hleairt-whole, an11d knows
Well that it s Illy wish to see hin voll
husband. Knowing this,' Ahe adhded witi
haughty sterness, 'he Would not dare brave
me by lov1inig another.' Then, witl a sw ift
teturn to her foriller teilderness, 41e Conl1
Iiiued : 'My dear child, I truist, yOu caln
make m11e liaippy by lovinig iIiy hai1nd.iom1e
andIl noble son ?'
'Don't I'awh into jealousy, Vi. Peri 'm a
good and bwamitifiul girl, but Albert gives
her ly a cousitily affection. ''llolgl she
is 11 wy1V dependent ipoion me pecuniarily,
I pronised her lying lo'thier. to giv( hpr i
lomle at iay Fell, ats you know ; and you i
(!nni see, ily love, how very unplhasant it
would nmke it for you to brood over a
foolish Jealousy. So, dear, put all that non
Rense out of your charming head and rest
aureat that I am right. My eyes ire keen,
and in the eighteen montis she has been lit
Gray Fell must inevitably have penetrated
a secret of that kind.'
'Of couirse, manma is right,' I murmured
as the door closed on her imperial form,
and I suinione( Maton.
But, mlly maid dismissed, I sat down in
m1y re(InIIug-gown 1111d stared at the glow
ing coals, my though:s andi feelings ill an
anxious whirl. After a time I rose, sigh
'I Can't stee) ; I will go down and get. a
With the words I crept out into the hall.
I had traversed half its lengmti when the
sound of stealthy steps Oil the stairs sent
me with bated breath behind the heavy
damask curtains of a window near Ime.
Burglars were in 111y mind, but I made
no outcry. The next minuite the steps
passed I few feet from me, and I wis
A voice I well knew murnured in hushed
tones, 'Don't griive, my darling, it will all
come right. Only he patient., lily own.'
And I felt more than heard the soft kiss
that finished the sentence.
'Oh, Albert I Albert ' she breathed fal
teringly. 'Where is It all to end I We
have done very, very 'wrong, dearest. And
oh, Albert, 8he loves you I I saw it ill
those great,. passionate, dusky eyes of her's
to-night, and in a vague terror of the
future I stared almost wildly at her as
Aunt Ray preslented me.'
'Nonsense I Do you want to make me
vain I' laughed my stephrother softly. And
then lie murmured in graver accents: 'You
say we have done wrong, darling. Remem
ber that we had to choose between two
evils. Remember that my mother pos
seses tin iron will. She would have
groundt us both to powder rather than con
sent to what we'
'Yes, yes, I know,' sighed Peri, before
lie could finish the sentence I was panting
'Then cease to grieve, darling,' lie whis
pered. 'And now, once more, good-nilght.'
And I know lie folded her close to his
heart for a brief moment.
As their doors closed noiselessly upon
their retiring forms I crept weakly back to
my chamber, pride, anger and despair
clutching at lly heart-stri ngs.
With a stifled cry 1 flung myself pas
sionately o the rug before the fire and
buried miy face iln the tiger skin covering
-a ple of soft, yielding hassocks
'Lost I lost to me l' . moanled in miy
fierce agonly. And then, starting upright,
1 panlted with vengeful breath. 'But what
mfeaint that unlfliishled senltence ? Clan
Anid then I plaused and( stared breath
lcssly at the glowing coals.
"Ahli I Iwill wvatch I I will watch I' I
And I shivered at the sound of 1my3 own
low, relentless voice.
I did wvatch.
Nlght~ after night they stole an hour of
blissful peceC in the anite-roonm of the (1111,
old library, and night after night I was
ruthlessly on their track. But in1 vainl I
listened to their fond speech. Tile un1nn-1
Ished sentence I had caught In the hal
ablove reminedti'c unfiiishied,
Blut 0one wild, bleak night, a maonthi
later, miy task was ended. With stifled
breath I noiselessly crept from the library
to iiy stepmlothecr's chamber.
She sat ini her dressjng gown before the
fire, lost In an enchanting book. At my
stealthy aud unceremonious entrance she
'Great Heaven 1' 9110 cried, dIropping her
book and starIng at mel in alarm. 'Mre
you ill, VIPt
I laughed a hatrshl, short laugh.
'Only transferred into a Nemesis,
'A Nemesis l' echoed my stepmother in
slow tones of profound amazement, thle
next Instant adding lImpJetuously, 'You
look like a beautiful spirit from Hades I'
I shrugged my shoulders with another
'Come.l I said Imperiously. 'Come and
I will show you ray HadeslC I'
She stared at m6 wonderingly, and half
shrunk as my iey little hand clasped hers.
'Softly, madamo l' I whispered, as we
loft her room.
Directly she was standing at the slightly
or en door,~at which I hiad so often stood.
I felt.her nialls sink deep in the palm of
my hnd as her blazing eyes rested on the
scene beyond. I heard her breath come in
swift, angry gusts.
For a full mInute she stood thus. Then,
dropping my hand, she flung back the door
and swept into the dimaly lighted room..
The pair sitting so lovingly before the
fire started to their feet, Pern with a sharp
cry of anguish. Alber't's first words were
given to lher:
'Be brave, my love I' ho smiled downi
upon her in accents of melting tendfrness.
Bunt his lips were. white and his eyes
'What ineans all thIst' demanded Ma.
dame Viele, in awfully hushed tone;, gaz.
lng from one to the othter with an anger
b fore which ovei my fior'e spirit~ qtuaied.
- It means timy mother'f reblied
IbtunfalteringIa ho paced forwar~d
j~1d girl bwos 34udoa
Liat for three mouths Peri lia beei My
'Wife !' yasped Ip Stepmot her. satar lI
Inug back ts if s1l( la rceie a blow.
Aild then she screamed, pleadingly: 'Not
Your wife, Albert ?'
'Yes, mother, imly wife,' lie returned,
aily and .11irmly, while gIeat tena rolled
over. Peri's white fStee. We grrievedt to dII
it secretly, mother, hu!'
Aly at epmillotier lifted eli hand. She had
qluite recovered herself now.
'Silene!' sihe conl iii-d in those awfully
hus1heill tone1s. 'Ask no( forgivenes ? Ask
no blessing I Peri, go ! Lieave I hoi u lsaiae,
low aull for'rer. (.'o or stay, ats you will ;
Iut kIow that froi this hour I never speak
t you agiain. From this hour k1now y'our.
blessinjig my hitl elrest curse
'Si lene!' aigainii coimalinlied mily Sep
nother, inl fearfully concentratedl tones.
't,) ! Not a word ! Plut that creature forth
it once !' poitIinug her white finger at Peri's
'Say you forgive, iother,' pleaded
'Silence ' aniuo.t thundered Madame
Viele, tier face ghastly as th1e dead.
Ite turned away then.
'Come, liny darling, we will go,' he mur
nired with infinite Iendernss to l'eri.
And catehilng up at cloak and hood she
lnd east there only a few hours before, Ie
vrapped her tenderly in them and led her
o the (loot.
h'lcn thl(ey paused and looked back at
'Farewell, mother,' they said, softly,
'an1d Ieaven forgive us al you '
Madaie gazed stonily at them without
mvord or gesture, and they sighed and turned
Directly the hall (oor1 clanged heavily
%fter them. As It did so mily stepmother
urned calnly to mne:
'I am sorry for you, Vi,' she said brietly,
n stern, even tones. 'Let us go to bed.'
And with firm stem anal erect form she
ed me ip to mily room. There sho kissed
n1e good-inight, saying calmly as she closed
'From this moment they are (ead to us.
9ever mention their names again !'
It was all over now. I had sateld my
't is Nwell 1' 1 said, I1 iy head touched
IThe dIys came and vent. 31y step
nother was erect, cold and imperious as
:ver. Not by word, look or tone did she
)etray her secret suffering. But at the end
>f a. year she had lost every vestige of youth
md health. A pale, gaunt old woman, she
iat in her chair now.
One morning she called me to her. It
vas on my nineteenth birthday.
'Vi,' she said, curtly, 'it's nall )ead S.a
1 gazed at her, dimly comprehending her
ineaning. Then she slaid:
'They have a little daughter, Vi, and
bey have named her after mo--Ray Lalor,
Vi. Shall we have them back, VI ?'
She looked at me wistfully. There was
L brief strife between thu good and the evil,
m(d then I replied:
'It is Dead Sea fruit, mamma. We will
inve them .ek. I can look upon Albert
is my brother now.'
'Thank Heaven ' exclaimed Madame
And three (lays later Albert, Peri and
le little lay Were established at Gray
A Frightful Full,
A most remarkable accident happened at
tIe Hlale and Norcross mine, Colorado, oil
the 22d. A cage wvith six 111en was coming
up1) the shaft at 11 o'clock---the hour for
"hanging shifts. When about six hundred
feet from the bottom, at a point where
here is an irregular place in the guides, the
age suddeneuly lurched to one side, throw
ng the men01 to the other, Patrick Hlolland,
who was oni the outside, was crowded off.
[nstiad of falling to the bottom and being
lashed to pieces, lie was safely lodged onl
u wall-pite. Thel oth~er men on the cage
mtpposed lhe had1( fallen inito the sump, of
somise. When they reached the aurface
they got the usual sacks and boxes and
itar'tedl back to the stunp) to gaithier up the
Iraigments of the body. As they app~roaed
dhe place in the shaft wherc the man was.
hrown off they heard a voice below them
Lelling them to go slowv. They (lid not
know what to make of the strange (dis
:-over'y, never' supp)Iosing it possible for
Ilolland to be anywhere else than at the
ottomi. When they sawv hhn safe oil
its narrow perch 111ey col scairely believe
heIr eyes. Any one who has ascendled a
uhaft knows how rapidly the wall plates
lit by when the lantern is held so as to
riing themi to view. Th'le cage from whIch
Rolland was thrown was coming up1 at the
isual rate of speed'(. Hlow the mani could
possibly have been1 lodged oni 0one of these
pieces ot' timber without beIng jamlmedl by
lhe cage or knocked oli aus It went Past him
is a wvonder. The wvall plato Is a square
imber, fourteen by sixtecen Inches, so that
here was very little standing r'oomi for
holland while he was waiting for the cage
0 comie down and rescue hhn. If the
shaft had beeni so light that lhe could look
:lowa any colnsiderable dIstance of the sIx
imndred feet between him and the bottom
Lie would scarcely have had the nerve to
aling to his narrow footing. T1h~e darkness
f all mininig shafts Is a polnt in favor of
die miners preserving their coolness when
placed In tIcklIsh positIons. A cotuplo of
pump men will throw ai foot-wide plank
icross a shaft 2,000 feet from the bottom
md1( work upon It as though they were not
ive feet from the bottom. The darkness
>f the shaft prevents the thought of the
uw ful abyss below beIng constantly present.
Hte (ot Thei luilgo Gui Him.
A Memlpis reftugec came through on thes
W1em1phls. and Charlesten railroad the other
3vening atnd stoIped at WVauhiatchlo, the
auar'antine statIon for Chattanooga, where
10 was met by the enterprisIng ofihcers of
Lhat enterprising vIllage.
4fter he had icon thoroughly Inspected,
the ref ugee remarked:
"See here, mIster, do yotwlIve in Chat
"Yes," said the officer.
"Weoll, do you propose to stop momi that
"No sIr; we propose to see that you don't
"Well," remarked the refumgeo, "I'mn
glad of that. I would as soon have a spel
of the yellow fever as to stopin that burgh
I want togo thirdugh at the rate of twventy
mIles an hour with tile ear windows dpwn
and i Wlliol4 my use then. A nla
survive Zh. ylo fver, bhut an hou~I
Okattg i Mtkh.
"llaking is Few Inquirms."
Detroit vas visited by the the "l'm.
Jolh Clurk Jonus, Fsq." a resileit of 11
towisliship not over fifty liiles floan G'Ireen
Ville 31 Ch. Tlhe " ollorabtile" stood about
six fe(t lisgl in his boots, had hair and
whiskies abhou)t I lie color of light oak grain
lig and when he spoke he had%4 a habit of
draw n down his left eye a1 shilppin
his le't leg. Ife was elected Justie ol I h
Peace sone time since, an114d nlow, a he .X
"I am sort o1travelin' on lily dig. and
at at caulkerlatin' to cll ll ithe )etroit
.Juists ane how they 'e up."
IeIo was accoinpitit ied Io one of the it
iliroul l'oundries" oil Griswold street,
iltrodneed by name, and the way he got
don% n to business was charming RIemov
ing his hat. and blowing his nio. ' witIh great
vigor, 1ht! extelided at five-eent eigi r anud
1sat down with the remark:
"Iilave a smoke? Now, then if youi are
busy I woll't take up over two hours iof
your lime; if not. I want to talk to you ill
(daly. Glosh! I wish I had your place in
Detroit. You lilist have three or' foii
cases i week."
The Detroit Justice imodestly replied that
hie solletimes had11 thIrty.
"Thirty law suits a week!" shouitd t it
"lon." as ie slapped his leg withli trellien
douis force. "Why, I never average over
two, even Ii the wet seasoi, and if I Am
onisidered the bigges. gull ill mlly collity
what Ilust folks think of you? I suppose
you run11 over half the towin, donl't you?"
The Detroiter bluhed atid viled an
imlswer by picking up the strnnver's card
1a(d asking how he got tile 'lon." before
"I put it there," was the honest reply.
"4li a Justice of thie Peiiie isnL't Just us
much of an1 '11on.' 1s an1ybody .lI (lse, hlien I
w'ant to know why. Don't look had oi the
card, does it? Generally takes a st ranger
down at pIieg or two whena I shove it under
After some gent rd conversilt ion regard
ing'law books, the "Ilon.'' remarked:
"'Now I wNant to ask how you fellowki
work up business down here. )o you lay
in with a fighter to raise rows and riots and
slip around yourself and plait Ithe seeds for
The Detroiter indignantly repudiated the
"Well, all right-no harim done. I
1ion't (1 that way myseIr, either. I never
-ncourage a ma111 until lie conei s for the
papers. Another question: DO tile lawy('rs
ldress You 'is 'Your Honor("
The Detroiter pondered over file idea for
some tille and then answered ilIt he
thought they (id.
"rit's th1e way-that's correct. There
is a chap up our way who used to address
this court As Jones--plaill Joiies. .Just be
fause lhe got a little more mail than I did
it the post oflice, and because lie had the
mnly eight-day clock In towin, he undertook
to make a hollow mockcr, of 'is court.
Did lie succeed? Not. by 11 saada of
llackstonel I decided against Ills client
ivery tarnal tilm, and When Ito found lie
2otldn't bluff ie he came right to time.
When tiis court is In sess son she is oil her
lig.; and th1e majesty of tile law has got to
be upheld If I have to call out the mellishey
o (10 it."
There was SOmC scatterintig Contv'rsation
relative to witness fees, and then the
"I on." suddenly broke out with:
"Oh, here's Another thing. Do you De
troit Justices always decide in favor of the
Tle Detrolt Jusflce hushed deeply and
hesitated to reply, when the 1111on." re
"I don't always do it. If the defend
alits lawyer is a pity good fellow, Aid if
lie seems to feel the repect due to 1my posi
tioll, I give him a verdict now and then to
They 1had( 80ome futhler talk about jury
decliions and~ the straniger rose 40 go, say
"Wecll, I'll call again this afternoon. As
o juries, they are blamed frauds-blamed
frudl(. Wh'len a defendanilt demanlids a jury
nlyiort e dlematnds to he hanged to
umr Why, just look ait thle [(lea of a jury
oolin~g awvay two or three 110311 Onl a1 case
htat you 01r I could dlecidle according to law
-according to laiw boiled righId downi and3(
dIced 11130 for the occaiSon."
The Half-wauy HlouIKO.
In 13y3 childhood, miy favorite place for
play was a large flat rock half-way between
ny own 1home3 3and( thle home1 of our nearest
rleighblor. Thlere we meit nlearly every (lay
nu pleasatnt weaither, and1( manyl1 haOppy hours
we spent in plays wichl ch~idren only can
llpprecite 0or enjoy. When0i ouir tatsks were
:lone or less5ons learned, Addle and( 1, andI
somtetlmes our younger brother and~ sister',
wVould turn our eager step~s towtard thtis 01(d
rock ; and, at a givent signal, Jemite,
Dhrist ie and Nell would jolin us at thle half
way 1house as read~y as we were for ani
hlouir's play. Near thle rock, by the troad-l
side, wve had removed tile sod from at circu
lar plot of ground, filted It with nch1 earth
Fund planted flowers of mianiy kmnds. To'
be sure wve often hatd to work hard to keep
rlown the wee~ds and grass, and1( in dry
weather tile flowers had to De watered; but
we did It all willhngly because it was oui
own especial p~rop~erty. Near by was an
fther smaller rock whIch often served as a
liouse for prtrt of us; and so dIvidIng into
two familIes, the eldlest of each famIly act.
lng ais "mother" and( "doing tile honors,"
we made and returned calls anid vIsits in
Sometimes we carried bIts of cake, pie,
etc., from home to set before our gluests;
bitt of tenler prep~ared our own food. There
were gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries
and blackberries, each in theIr season,
withIn a few rods of our rock ; and close
bly were two large Giravenstema trees whIch
eachi year yielded tus rich red app~les.
T'hese fruits we could use as we pleased,
and from them we preparedl many a meal.
[ cannot but smile as I thlnk of the pies we
timed to make. I wonder if my little read.
ar a can guess what we used for pi0 crtust.
Well, I'll tell you.
Our "motliers" would send us after ber
ries-and apples, and rasplierry leaves; and
we veI'y obediently went and getnerally re
turned with a good sdpply. Then the 'one
wh6d ,had company to tea would take a
raspberry leaf, place a spoonft . of berries
or a slice Of an apple Uponi )tfand cotej
with another leaf,; this w& called & -plo.
10 took lots-of 'ples for each tha time, but
we- ner'er grew tired of there.' Slices of
apple. Wescalled bread Atnd cake -blerries
rvid fortsgie4 4These rate (hllelea wdre
ea 'ond eod piote (Oo6thsome by tlie ad'
of et1Qfips of su aalwk ph we~r 1v'en
our tel paities. Our dishes were broken
*hits of china which we had collected and
kept fur our own use. Besides those of
our company already spokeni of, there were
two large rag-babies and old Rover, our
neighbor's dog, who always came with the
girls and was a great favorite with all of
us. Ile was the kindest, best-natured dog
I ever Saw, anld we used to have lots of
hun with him). Slometimevs we dressed him
up inl jacket ,and cap, and led him about
by his fore-paws. lie ilade a very re
specltable-looking dog and seemed to enjoy
it hiugey. lie used to play "hide-and
seek" with us, too, and I think he under
stood the game as well as any of us. We
Ised to throw some garment over his head
to blind his eyes at the sanme tiie telling
him to keep still until we "cooped," which
lie always did, and then would hunt till he
found every one. low he Wouli wetIg lis
iml when we praised himt for it I
Well, those happy days of childhood are
past, but I often recall them, and I always
feel so glad that we played pleasantly. I
eainot renemb er that we ever quarrelled
aid sid cross, angry words to each other.
Wien I see children quarrelsome it makes
mie sad, for I know that they will regret it
deeply in the days to cotme. Children ca
inot always be together. The ditys, weeks
and years pass all too swiftly, family circles
are briken, schoohnates separated an1d sent
tired, and childhood, fresh 11and free, Is gone
Of the little company who played so
happily on the old way-side rock, two are
sleeping tie last, long sleep. The rest tire
scat tered-onte here, otto there--far from
tihe places we loved inl childhood.
And so sad memories often mingle with
ithe nappy ones as I re-visit my dear old
home, with all its familiar scenes, chief
iuamng which will ever ho "The Old 1if
John I eafarr left Fort Lincoln in 18715 its
a packer for Custer's little band, which rode
to their death thiat bright summatner's dtay on
tle Little Big Hlorn. When the figlt began
the ltpacktrain was three miles distant and
I witattacked by the Indians. The pakers
were seven inl number, and were immediate
ly scattered. Only one escaped-.Olhn
Leafarr. The intattnt after the atttick the
horse which lie rode wits shot dead. An
other hoise, without saddle or bridle, stood
close by, and Laefarr noosed a rope, plhced
it on the horse's miouth, jumped upon his
back, and started it a full gallop. The
firing anki yelling were cetseless. fLaefarr
had only rode a few yards when he wits
shiot thrtougl the neck ; a bullet plowed his
cheek, and the In lians were fast closing In
aid heading him off. Another bullet, struck
him in the I high. He killed the nearest
Indhm, but it was no time to linger, for lie
wits headed ol on both sides, and a deep,
yawintg prlepiec, twenty feet wIde, was
before hii. The desperate boy headed for
the elstiit, prefeiing death there to death
it the hands of the Indians. Urging lils
hersew to hias highest speed, lie made the
featful a,, and cleared the gap, but the
noble hlorse fell <k ad at few rods fromn t -e
pli eil i :c, riddled NN i.h bullets. John
craw'e from under him, and as lie started
to run wits shot in the body. italf a mile
d;stanit was it belt of timber, whose friendly
shelter he was seeking. Barefooted, weak
and( fatint from loss of blood, and the bullets
raining after him, the boy kept on with all
tihe speed lie could over the prickly pears
and sharp-pointed stones. The Indlans
stopped on the othmr side of the precipice,
ald the boy succeeded in making the tim
ber. ) ere lie lity three days without food
or water, itad ye y weak from the loss of
blood. The fourt I morning lie got up and
attempted to valk, but only walked fifteen
oir twenty feet when he fell down exhaust
ed. There Crow I ndians saw hi as lie
fell, made signs and started toward hhn,
bitt lie did not know a Crow from a Sioux,
andiu emiptied his revover at them. The
Crnows finally came up and took himn to
lleini's comminiand. Arnri ving t here thle boys
tol him his hair was white, but lie did be
lieve them until a mirror was procured, and
he wtas aippalled to 11nd( that Is halr, which
lIve datys before was black as a raven 's
wing, wats niow whlai)te assnow. ie wits
Siken Otn a steaimboat to F~ort Lincoln,
where lie remained five months ini the hos
pital. and fInally recovering, drifledl inito
AIrM. Joseph Cooper, who Is now wvorking
a towboat hine outside of the Towboait As
socittioni, at New Orleans, and who has In
consequentcel no rIghts and privaleges with
recgardu to the telegraph line of the Associa
tion,lhas lilt upon a novel method of gettIng
his despatches transitlted fromt his tow
boats to his ofillee in tIl cIty. Last year,
Iwhen Capt. Bick wits outside the assocla
tioni, that enterprising shilp-owner b~roughit
se-veral dozen Blelgiain carrier pigeons and
was triaining them for use, when Iho deelded
again tp enter the association, Ihaving no
fuirther utse for the birds, lie (lid not know
what to (do with them, until Mr.' Cooper
camo aroundi~, matde inquiries and bought
them. Mt. Cooper constructed a cote
bacck of lis oillee, and therein put the
pigeons. In a day or two these latter be
camefl dlomestiecatedl In their tnew quarters.
For some time past they hamve been regu
larly emuployedl in bringing .in messages
from the tow-boats at the pass, andi Mr.
Cooper is dlelighited with lis arrangement..
The cci r'or-pgeon In tIs servIce is -swifter
than the telegraph. For example: When a
Cooper towboat takes charge of a vessel say
at the distance of thirty mniles off shore, a
pigeon Is turnted loose. The fleet bird cir
cles around a moment and strIkes a bee-line
ifor home. The dlstanice straIght is about
100 til~es, which the pigeon traverses In
about one hour and a quarter. , Should an
association boat meet a vessel so far from
land, a despatch'canm not lbe sent till three
hours thereafter, I. e., not till the vessel is
towedi to the telegraph station at P'ort
Ilow to I)etect Poison Ivy
The poisonf ivy and the innocuous kInd
dlIffer in one pat ticuhar, whieh Is too easy
of remembrance to be overlooked by any
ona who is interested enough in the brilhi
ant-lined leaves of autumn to caro for gatht
ering them-the leaves of the former grow
in clusters of three and those of the latter
ini fives. As somebody has suggested In a
juvenile story book, every child should be
taught to associate the five leaves in a clue
ter wIth the fingers on the human hand;
and given to understand that, when thesee
numbers agree, they can be brought, ~lo:o
contact with perfect safety. ItA spare
our readers no )ittJs etuffern t At
peainuind ditink theIr OceBb Vol
An O)pitns Del.
A noted opium den, is located in P'acille
street, Snll Franlllsci . The front of the
building bears (li appelance of liaving
withstood storiml iind w'eathier for many a
Year. Ilere ind there are patches of paint,
but m1ore ofteni the boar Ids 111e plin. There
is also a narrow show-wildow eing the
legend that heer enn ho obtainetI at five
cents per glass. The doorway is narrow,
arl the inlter1ior is hidden fro1.psses-b
by till old blind screen. I Tavingi once gained
almittance, tilhe visitor foiunt himself in
front of i har witi nothing remarkable
about it save thatt he. bottles atid gisses
had a1 dinglier aind dirtier look about them
tha 11s11111, evel for so low 11 place. le
hind lite bar was the proprietor, anll ohd,
wicked-lookiig fellow, blear-eyed fnd ulln
clean. The harll and saloon aire but blinds
for tie unwairy. Near the back of the sa
loon was a narrow (oor- leading to apart
ments4 above. These are used ats opium
dells, and in them squilor, dirt an1d fith
reign Silpiremle. One 1ooln was stllare, III
by 12 fect in size. migvanged on oie side
Were bunks with straw mattresses, black
amid shiny with filth. lik-ehies were raied
along the other side of [tie room and il
abouit the centre stood at small11 rickety table
With tie opiumii pipes plionl it. Tis loomli
Was presided over by an (lld r110 tiy
plaj(Ced am~long thle sronighrd
eyes and lallguid Illmvemllnt4 indieh
ting that sie wis thI vitiim (if the deadly
drug. Ever~ythinlg abhout her poinited to th'e*
fact that nothing ill nis wori enn he iafny
tlhing but a dreary blnk to) her; her wanlts
and ambitions are satiated withl a pipm of
opium. The reporter ente-red the( room
and wts mect by at sickeiiiig odor, ats if tie
very air and wialls were imr-egnatedl with
death inl its Very vilest form. The room at
tile time waks ucpe by anyl) onei butl
he attelndan11t., willo listh-ssly aisked if tie
visitor desired it) smoke, to Which aafil ir
matlive answer was givenl. "Tnngive mle
your. monley anld I'll till your pine." The
mn11ely wats handd(1 her; shei( took up sev
eral pipes, put tile SteIs n111e ifter alother
inito her. mloulth and begran blowingr ino
themil. When 14he 11inally% found thm one she(
Wanted, shte quickly ru~bed thle mloisture
oly t(e lloiit-piecec- with the dirty sleeve .f'
her dress anld handed it to thle visitor, saty
ing, " 'I'lere, fix it for yoursel f---liere's t lIl
stulff."1 Onl beinglt t4old thalt the reporter did
not understantd nmnipuhaiting it, she deftly
put her long, hony folrefinger 111o t1e1 j11r'
coltaining the opiulll an1(d rolled a m1111111
quaintity of it bet w(en her thimial a n - fl
ger ; she then placed it into a small ole ill
tile piie, saying : "a that. ellullgih, or dl)
yott watit more't" On being told that it
was suflicient, she pointed it) one of tie
bunks9, to which the reporter, with at shud
dler-, retired. At af small lamap onl Ilt table
the pipe is iighted and ia few pulls tkliein.
The sensation is iidescrib abltsie; i sleepy lat
ruor pervates tie whole body, a ple)aJsalit
tingling from head to foot elles, and with
the fitth and hist. puff, dreamy 'ionsclious
ness overtakes the victim. De Quinvey's
confessions of an opiti-ent er do not, de
scribe those of ani opiim-smoker, although
the feeling muist b)le somehIllit similar. The
stringest dieams overtake the unconscious
sleeper, the pipe falls from his liands, his
face becomes livid, and tihe Visions that.
pass before his dirgged faney lire simply
delicious. No dream of pleasuire, no fan
cied beauty ca1n equal the senieii and forms
called uip inl the Visions of the ol)ill-Smll(o
ker. After half an hour of perfect coiteint
and rest the victilm) Wakes up to find that
with (lie dawn of reason comes the waiking,
racking brain. The head feels aboit tenl
tieics its usuial size, and the feelillg about
the heart is most, painful. Oin the report
er'S 1awakelling lie found tie rooll)m occupit'd
by others who had arrived in the lmeantime
One nmn wis already asleep inl the blink
above. 01 tile beich. awaiting their' turn,
were two females, on of them closely
veiled, but1 decently dressed. Th'ie otheri
was of the lowest class5; yet. in spite' of her
squalid1( appearance, her bloated looks, the0
crime1 depicted inI every3 feature, she too~keld
its if some1 th1ne ini 1her lIfe she must18 tiaivo
been1 very3 attr'activ'e. 1Icer hair, tum11
lted 01nd uinkemlpt, wasl fime and of bieauti..
ful color. Tile eyes were lar'ge and11 wuel1
set, although It blecamle pailinful to look into
them,11 their expressionl beIng so) wild, so
wvretched(ly unlhapllpy ; her ham118 la er smalll
01n( wveli-formed in spite0 of their redne('ss
andl dirt, they showinlg in stranlge conItras1t
to) tihe closely-veiled woman~~i sithchig next to
her, whol( wo're kid gloves. "' I here's yourl
pipe," said1 the old croneii, hand)(inlg it towaird
thie two womteni. 13(th1 1mad(1 a jumpil for it,
and1( the closely-vield female hinig the 0on0
lneat, secured it, wIthout any1 ceremlOnly,
showing (hat sihe wats well aequlainlted wu iih
(lie place0. She lIghted her' 1)11)e, took her
bun11k and( was soon lost to every thling save
that whdih (lie 0opium1 futmes crea~tedl In her
The 13ull an11t tile Devit Fish.
One (lay time witier of this article was
walking In Mumttu, Japan, near thle sea
beach, wheni hie hleardi the bello0w of a bull1,
amnd wenlt in the dlirection of the no01se. IIe
was then1 witness of an extranordlinary com1
bat between seome cuttle fIsh and( a bull.
An enormousl1 potulp~e, withi bright purple
eyes and tentacles slix feet Ilng, hadl attack
0(1 the quad0(rn1ped. Thirowing Its arms11
aroundl~ the body, thie monster tried to make
for tile water with its captive. Meanwhile,
othecr octopi, in) large mi'mbel)rs and of great
size, swarmed on to the shore, which seem
ed to be alive with their 1big, round( heads.
Momeo of them assisting their com1radles, 80011
like himn attacked the butlh, dbraggIng I dowvn
to thie sea. Their quarry, however, made
a brave reslstance, and succeeded in goring
its first foe in the 1head and belly amid slhak
lag itself free from its emibrace. Before
It cotuld escape0, however, it was fIrmly held
by a still larger mons~ter, while others took
solicitiouis care of the wotunded one. The
unfortunate beast's bellowig attracted a
crowd of fishermen to (lie spot. One 6f
these, stroniger and braver thman his fellows,
his limbs swayed In strav bandages. and a
sharp knlfe in hits hand, boldly r'ushed to
the rescuo of the bull and cut throulgh the
tentacles whIch inclosed it. Other poulpes
then attacked the ishier, to whose aid hIs
follows hastenied, and a flerco fight ensued
between meon amid monsters, in whIcli the
former were vIctorious, many of the squids
being killed, while thie rest CseAped Into
the wtetr. Two of the tentacles wound
round the bull were so heavy that one man
alone 'could not cai'ty them. One Wa
twelve and the other Six foot long ~ 16
lar er of'. the two was p e a~tI.
'In sectioM at dlifeo'te e;mtt lte
the, 5&1O 5l
--Jerry Tulis died In Cincinnati,
leavinig an estate Worth $2,000,000.
--Thecoisin mptioni of Southern cot
ton by Southern mills list year in
creased 26 per cent., that of the North .
ern ill.i 2 per ceit.
-TwVo thousand Ien arie now ema
plYed In the Rald win locomotive works
Phi lIdel ph Ia, antd a large portion of
tihelim are'i% working over-time.
-Tiere ire still Iearly 5,000 women
andl gIil s CIIIe)loyed Lbout the coal
mi gnes In the United Kingdom of G,'et
Britain Inild Ireband.
--Sweden imports annually about
1,)00,000 toil of' coilI. Tho Yield of the
Sweislih coal pits for 1876 was about
--Oranges, lemonsi, olives, and al
monds are to bo cultivated ii Florida
soon by a large number of' ItalIan solon
Ists, now on their way to that State.
-The extreme length of the State
f Penisylvanla is 310 miles, and the
p)reClse bTeadth, f'r'omui the bordQrs of
New York to the Maryland line, 100.
-The peaniut crop o' Virginia, T1en
nessee and North Carolina Is estimated
at 1,825,000 btithels-an increase of
aboiit 500,000 bushels over last year.
--Eighteen new Austrian peers have
inst, been gazetted, but only a f&w of
L, em aro known outside of Austria.
iTlhe title of one is Baron Max Wash
-R-eent ilnome tax returns show
halt iluety personis In Great Britain,
xe(ci-sing trades and pro essIons, have
licomes over $250,000, and 994 between
p50,000 Inid $250,000.
-During the year ending Sept. 30,
20,827,924 poitdb, of leaf tobacco were
<oid iii t lie tobacco warehouses at Dan
ville, Va., at an average of $12.01 per
-The 1United States prodnces annit
illy between 4100,000,OCO and 500,000,000
ptiids of tobaet'o. ''he world's all
un11al procluet Is estimated at from
1,',0.000,000 to 2,00,000,0(0.
-A NatIonal School of Art Wood
Carving has been established In Eng
land to rovive the neglected art of earv
Ing III that.country. It offers twelve
-l'rie Bismarek's house at Varzin
will aiccolimodate thIrty guests. In the
omrse of time Prince Blismarek will
I)robably rebuild the hotise and make
it itlo it kiludof castle.
-The steel works In Western Penni
sylvanila turned out 111010 Ingots and
rails last month thi i at any sImilar time
shice I-heir establishment. All of them
have more orde 9thni they can till.
-A yoting woman in Hamilton
mounty, Ohio, won a prize by prepar
Ing a good dinner In sixty-live minutos.
One girl cooked a dinner in lifty-four
milnutes, but it was notgood.
-The number of suides of late
years has greatly increased In Saxony.
The stat.lsItles for 1878 show that there
were 1,126 cases of suicide eommitted,
at wlioh 215 were women. In 749 eases
leath was caused by hanging, In 217
by drowning. In 88 by shooting.
-The New York City MissIon reports
for September as follows: Forty mis
iar I es, 1,039 visils, 298 meetings,
285 plelges obtained, 205 families aided,
15,000 tracts dlisl rlbted, Riwelpts for
1hi mon th, $1,705,33; payments, $2,
-About 380 steamships areemployed
in the Atlantic and Paoific trade of the
Uiited Sates, and with tite exception
uf two from l'hiladelphia, not one en
gaged lit tihe Atlanti and European
transportation business, carries the
-Archer, lately Lord Falmouth's
lockey, Is ini the happy p~osltioni of hav
ing ma~lde his f'ortune before lhe is 25.
Ele Is nowv to receivo $5,000 a year as
llrst Jockey to the Duke of Westmuin
iter, and another $5,000 a year fr'om
iino ,her 8011rce.
-in a reenit German dlebito, Herr
l'ledemauniil stated that there were ini
lermnany 7,000,000 land proprietors,
2,000,000 ot whomi were untaxed as
having Iicomes under$105 a year. Out
of the actual taxpaiyers there were niot
more than 150,000 wvhose incomes ox
need $750 a year.
-Switzerland has been visited this
year by 1,400,000 strange,-a number
which exceeds by gevra thun
the average of the last fouar years. Of
this total one-fifth are' said to be Ent- ~
glish, Germans, and Austrians; five
tenths RussIans, one--twentietha Frenoh
aind Daines, thr-.:e-twen tleths Amerieans,
andi( other nationalities onie-tenth.
-An Amercani engineer has been
studying the grat wall of China. It
Is 1,728 miles long, and, being built
without the slIghtest regard to the 00on
flguiratlon of the ground, is sometImes
carried 1,000 feet down into abysses.
Brooks and stuall rivers are bridged
over by It, and strong towers on both
sides prtc~t large rivers.
-St. George's Chapel Windsor Cas
tle, has been reopened afte renovation.
A beau tiful miemorlal of the late King
of the BelgIans has boon placed in the
chapel b~y the Oueen, bearing the in
scrIptIon: "Erected by hier Majesty
Queen VictorIa, in loving memory ot
leopold, the first King of the Bel.i ans,
who was a father to her as she was to
him a daughter."
-Tho magnitude or the late Marklc
H~opkin's fortune may be estimated
f rota the fact-that the pleasant sunus
of' *5,000,000 in bonds and $3,000000 in
gold coIn belonging to Mr. Hl ktins
have just been ,discovered lying ithe
T'reasuryi t Washingtou, where. they j
have boe overlooked by the executors.'
hlue of the estate i4 said to
tt1tqSiWore put up i
~ Tervalue was 1~ob.Z
the. la fiurnighe 06Q
lpacka oN~ 1ersey, '50
wre, , ~eW York yI9f.
Massae tusetts,. .000 u)v
102,000; Paoifid co~st,
tdra anid othier Statoe,
age ht* been owlcu4,~