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- WINNSBORO, S. C.,! JULY 24, 1880.
They may this life Is barren, dear and ooloi
Ever the sama sad song was sung of old,
Ever the same long weary Vale is told,
And to our lips in held the cup of strife,
And yet--a little love oan sweeten life.
They say our hands may grasp but Joys de
'Youth has but dreams, and age an aching
Whose Dead-Sea fruit, long, long ago has
Whose night with wild tempestuous storms is
And yet a little hope can brighten life.
They may we fling ourse lves in wid despair
Amid the broken treasures scattered there,
Where all Is wrtoked, where all once promised
And stab ourselves with sorrow's two-edged
And yet a little patience strengthens life.
Is it then true, this tale of bitter grief,
Of mortal anguish finding no relief ?
Lo I midst the winter shinei the laurel's leaf;
Three angels share the lot of human strife,
Three angeld glorify the path of life.
Love, Hope and Patience oher r us on our way,
Love, Hope and Patience form our spirit's
Love, Hope and Patience watch us day by day,
And bid the desert bloom wih beauty vernal,
Until the earthly fades in the eternal.
Miss Mildred's Warning.
"There, girls I"
Elfrida Moore held aloft before us a I
dreadful image. "A home-made ghost "
she called it, laughing at the terrific result I
of her half-hour of sedulous occupation. I
It was horrible I -
We had been reading, that afternoon, I
about the Princess Amelia, the ill-fated I
sister of Frederick, King of Prussia.
One thing brought up another. And I
when an allusion was made to the "Woman I
with the Broom," who was said to have
haunted the Prussian palace, at that time, N
Elfrida sought a carpet brush with a long t
handle, In the closet at the head of the I
stairs, and, standing in the outer chamber t
alone, began to dress it artistically in a
sheet, by way of showing us her own idea I
of the phantom that troubled the rest of r
We girls were alone in the wing chamber,
which had been allotted for our occupancy 1
by Miss Mildred Fay, the owner of the I
lovely farni, and the comfortable, old-fash
ioned farmhouse, in Western Pennsylvania, f
where, with our parents, and other friends, I,
we were spending the early vacation months a
of the opening summer.
One other girl, Elfrida's first cousin,
Evelyn Moore, shar6d the wing chamber
She had now gone to the village, two
miles d1stant, for tie evening mail.
And Elfrida, who was somewhat envious
of Evelyn's superior scholarship, social
position und good looks, declared that she
would leave her "woman with the broom"
so near the door of our chamber, and in
such a position, that It would inevitably t
fall against Evelyn, as soon as she entered
to bring our letters.
"She eays that she is afraid of nothing
-that she does not believe in ghnsts andy
apparitions," she said to us. "Now let's f
try her courage. We will hide in the un
finished chamber, outside, where we can
see and hear. all that passes between her
and my phantom." t
While we were eyeing the image from a
respectful distance, and feeling half afraid
of the hideous face and the fIlaming eyes,
which Elfrida had drawn with a few 8
touches of her crayon and a little phos- rl
phorus on the white surface of the sheet, a
rustling sound and movement in the outer e
chamber made us all huddle together, and
strain our eyes fearfully toward its dusky el
We all felt relieved, I[ think (I own 'that
I did, for one), when our hostess, Miss y
Mildred, emerged from the gloom, and en- a
tered our room without pausing to knock, a
Eifrzda tried to thrust the home-made I
ghost Into a corner, quite out of sight. But a
It was useless to try to conceal from Miss c
the hapless apparition.' n
"Which of you girls made this?9 Why
did you make It ?" she asked, holding It
out at arm's length.
Elfrida told her..
"And, please, Miss Mildred, don't tell C
Evelyn," she said, boaxingly. "We only li
wish to find out whether she Is rea#ly y
braver about such things than we are. Sire a
says she Is; and she declared the otherr
evening that the real 'woman with theh
broom, would not have frightened her in
the least-If she had seen and heard herg
sweeping. I mean, In tho passages of the
royal palace." 0
"And did you believe her ?" asked Miss ~
Mildred, bending her keen, gray eyes on
Elfrida's eager face.
"No; I did not," confessed EIfrlda.
Miss Mildred addressed us.
I owned that I had my doubts.
Marion Hurst, with a half-averted, timid
look at the dreadful object, that was still
held by our hostess, declared that she had V
no doubt whatever.
"No one could help feeling terrified at
such a sight coming suddenly upon them," i
she averred. f
"You are none of you without your fair
share of common sense,"said Miss Mildred. it
"And yet you can deliberately plan and aid
and abet a deed like thuis I" fi
She tossed the Image out into the dark, ti
With an- angry e*clamatlon, Elfrlda was li
springing after It ; but she found herself ni
held back by a strong hand. h
"No, girls I that same thinst has been h
done in this very house once before. Wait ki
till I tell you what came of It before you
try agin to carry It out," .f
At the thought of hearing a story, Elfrlda
forgot her momentary anger, and crowded si
in beside us, near the chair at the window, hi
whire Miss Mildred had now seated her- 51
- She looked at us very sadly. The half- ri
light may have deceived me, but I Ihought il
then, and I still think, that her keen gray 0
eyes were full of tears, as she began to ai
"I did not alway' live here by myself,
girls, In the old homestead," slhp said. hb
"Five and-twenty years ago, my dear ft
mother and father were here; and I had a I
darling brother, one year older than my- ti
golf, named Oiver, and a sister,' younger l
thn itrof u ,who was atd Iador. P
-- P Va V waury tua my m%tner
had read, and liked very much, just before
"I was always tall, and thin, and gaunt,
ws yoV see ine now, girls. I took after my
father. He looked well enough ior a man,
nind you. But his features and figure did
aot suit a girl, and I was always called
'homely' from a child
"Bit Oliver was handsome, like my
mother. He had great blue eyes,and curl
tng brown hair, and the brightest color,and
he sweetest smile. And Isadore was like
Aim, only far more beautiful. You have
en her portrait, down stairs."
"What! that lovely, that angelic child ?
>rled Elfrida. wopderingly. "I thoiaght
hat was an artist's Ideal picture.
"It was the Image.of our Isadoreat nine
rears of age," replied Miss Mildred, trying
.o cover the sudden break and tremble In
ier voice by a loud "Hein I"
"And at sixteen she was far beyond that
painting for beauty," continued Miss Mil
Ired. Strangers used to stop in the street
o look at her and to inquire who she was.
But she appeared to know nothing, and to
3are nothing, about her wonderful good
ooks. She was good and gentle, and al
ways amiable, without the least apparent
dgn of vanity.
"Ripe for heaven." our good old minus
er used to say. I wish she might have
gone there then/" said Miss Mildred with
i stifled groan.
"She did not die, then I" exclaimed El
rrlda. "I was so fraid you were going to
'ell us of her death !"
"She did not die, God help her !" replied
Kim Mildred, with a sigh so deep and sad
hat it was almost a groan. "Here,In this
rery wing chamber, my brother Oliver
hought of it,'' she said, after a loa g pause.
"Here lie called me to help him decide
iow to carry out the plan. You see, girls,
[sadore was like your friend Evelyn-she
>oeesed great courage. She seemed to
iave no fear of anything on earth. Oliver
moy this; so did I. And neither of us
ixpected anything more than a hearty
augh at her expense, or at our own, when
he evening frolic ended.
"It was Hallow Eve. Isadore and her
learest friend, a Nancy Bruce (who lived
hen at the farm just below this one), had
greed to try their fate, with 'spelis,' on
hat evening. They 'dared' each other to
>ne thing and another, and finally Isadore
oledged herself to go into the lonely old
Lorth rooms, with a candle, at nine o'clock
hat evening, and eat an apple before
Irandmaima Thorne's great mirror, that
ad been stored away there for safe-keep
ig for fifty years or more.
"You see, girls, the idea was that her
Liture husband's face was to appear to her,
>oking over her shoulders, in that mirror,
s she stood before it eating her apple.
"Well, Oliver overheard the girls plan
,Ing this that afternoon, and he told me.
Lad, as I said before, I helped him, heie
nk this very room. that evening, while he
isguised himself in a long white dress,and
,ainted his face all over a deathly white,
vlth heavy, frowning black eyebrows that
armed a black arch across his forehead.
"It changed him terribly, and lie looked
D like a corpse in that shroud-likse dress
Liat I was half scared myself at him. But
either of us thought of I8ador-e'8 being
"And so we stole into the north room,
nd cor.trived to get the mirror out of its
rame. Oliver put Lis face into the vacant,
pace. I hung a drapery around it, and
harged him to keep perfectly still, and
lien stole away, to watch for Isadore in
"In a few minutes she came down the
tairs with her candle and apple in her
ands. She was smiling roguishly to her
31f as she opened the door of the north
om and went in."
"And what happened?" asked Elfrida,
agerly, as Miss Mildred paused.
"Where was your mother ? How could
to let Isadore go Into that dreadful room?"
'reathied Marion flurst.
"Father and mother were both staying
rith a sick neighbor as watchers that
ight,"said Miss Mildred ; "and 1 watched
ad -waited, in the outer hall, till Nancy
ruce ermie crying,. down stairs, to tell
me one what they had planned to do, be
nso she thought something awful had
appened to keep Isadore so long in the
"When Nancy saw me she -caughit hold
f imc an<t dragged me with her to the door
! the north room. We went In. The
itndle was burning on the table. The ap
le had fallen to the floo). B3esu e It my
rother Oliver was lying senseles', in a fit.
lIs face looked like white fire, In the half.
arkn: ss. The poor foolish boy had
ibbed phosphorus all over it, after I left
im to make it look still mocre ghostly and
"And Isadore--where was Isadore ?"
eled Marion Hurst, bekinning to shiver
'ith nervous dread.
"We found her huddled down In a heap
a distant corner, with her face to the
'all. She knew no one. Oliver told us,
mug afterward, that she stood gazing at
[in ix silence so long that he advanced Is
ice toward her, through the mirror, mean
ig In play to offer her a kiss.
"The light, the life, the ielligence, all
'ent out of her own face at that moment,"
a said, "She fled and crouched down in
ie corner ; and he, believing then that he
Rd fatally injured her, fell fainting to the
"Poor fellow I" sighed Elfria. "Where
he now, Miss Miidred ?"
"In heaven, I hope I He was one of our
rst volunteers from this town, and one of
is first officers who was killed In the last
ar. They told me that he exposed hIs
fe In leading his men into action. I did
ot'mourn for him girls; 1 know how glad
a was to go. Our parents died heart
roken, one year from that fatal IIal
"B4t Isadore, where Is she ?" asked El
'da, half fearfully.
"At the State Lunatic Asylum. At first,
ie seemed only Idiotic, and I kept her at
ome, devoting my life to her, as some
naIl return for the wrong that I had
elped to work. But she Is now a ragIng,
vi ng,dangerous maniac ! Oh,girls- tihere
nothing left now of the beautiful child,
rof the.lQvely girl! It was all our fault!"
id poor Miss Mildred, bursting into tears
ad hurrying out of the room.
Elfrida's, eygs were wet, like ours, as she
rought back and silently demolished the
~arful "woman with the ,broom." And
velyn Moore, returning alp hour later with
15 letters, never know why we girls greeteti
or so kindly and lovingly, upon, that one
A Russian contraOow.
The millionaire Nicoli lvauoyitch Puti,
loff, who died a fev days ago at St. Peters
burg, was in many respects, an excellent
representative of a class of men indigenoui
to Russia. Up to the outbreak of th<
Crimean war he was simply a naval officer,
devoted to his professio, but, at the same
time, on the outlook for any shor cut that
might lead to fortune. Tie arrival of th<
allied fleet In the Baltic afforded him the
chance he had long been waiting for. le
obtained the contract for the constructior
of the gunboats that subsequently tried th
temper of England so sorely, and within a
couple of years had turned out at Cronstadt
by means of an elaborate system of piece
work, eighty-one i:unboats and corvettes
provided with An aggregate of ten thousand
horse power and armed with 297 guns of
the largest caliber. It is almost unneces.
sary to say that Putiloff made a fortune
out of the contract, for the epoch of the
Crimean war was remarkable, even in the
annals of Russia, for the enormity of oi.
cial corruption. After the war was ovei
he went north and built three iron rolling
mills, worked by water power, obtaining
from the Finniak government a mining
monopoly over an area inclosing 885.lakea
and 40,000 square miles. Transferring
these to a company, he started with Obou.
choff, the huge "Obouchoff steel works" al
8t. Petersburg, and, after receiving a large
sum of money in the shape of subsidies, h<
sold the concern to the war department it
1878, by whoe excitions half a dozen big
guns have been turned out, at a cost esti,
mated by the Novosti recently at ?1,500,.
000. Putiloff's next enterprise was th(
ivon rolling mills bearing his name at the
mouth of the Neva, where 5,000 men are
employed and ?840,000 worth of iron and
steel rails turned out every year, besides a
thousand railroad wagons. This little
business was converted into a joint stock
concern four or five years ago, when Puti.
loff secured the contract for constructing
the great sea canal from Cronstadt to St.
Petersbirrg. Of the 7,500,000 roubles
voted for the project, a large proportion is
said to have already passed into the pock.
ets of Putiloff and the government oft1.
clals without either having done anything
to show for it. The Finnish rolling mills
long ago collapsed, the Obouchoff steel
works Is a by word for a gigantic govern.
ment job, the smash of the Putiloff works
is daily expected, and it is believed that
the colossal fortune of Putiloff himself,
ravaged by extravagance, will be found tc
be in as rotten a condition as the great sea
canal scheme at St. Petersburg.
The Daily Life of Admiral Porter.
Admiral Porter is a nian of the quieteal
habits. le never goes to the Navy De.
partinent, and really does little toward the
actual command of the navy. He is, of
course, Inspector-General of the Navy, and
has a board of officers who inspect every
ship when she goes out or conies in. Ex.
amining the reports of his officers and giv.
Ing orders constitue the larger share of hi
work. He'ias a secretary and a staff ofli.
cer, who come every day to his oflice, and
their duties, no doubt, are quite onerous.
The admiral is not one of your early risers.
He Is much like all other good people who
live long, xcedpt in the matter of cai ly ris.
ing, le generally turns out (how easy it
is to become nautical 1) about eight or half.
past eight, and by nine or ten he is in his
ollice. The latter part of the day he is
less busy, and he will smoke a cigar with
a friend in his free and easy office with en
tire freeeon. He sticks close to his house,
and is rarely seen in the streets. le owns
good horses, but when he is out he is as likely
.to be in his daughter's pony phaeton as in
the dignified family carriage. He enter
tains handsomely, but mostly at dinnere.
He goes out only enough to keep him in
the circle of society. In appearance Ad
miral Porter has not a military air, and he
looks no more like an old salt than any
business man. He is about five feet nine
inches high, with a figuft well knit and
straight and just stout enough. He weighs
about 180 pounds. His full trained whis
kers are turning gray slowly ; his hair is
full and black, with a few hairs (too many)
turning gray here and there. He is not a
particularly striking man, but if you talk
with him you will find that lie reads and
thinks, and that his Ideas are nearly as right
as they can he. lie is now sixty-five years
old, but lie looks fifteen years younger.
lie has been engaged for several years in
writing a history of the navy during the
A Thralling Homance.
1t was the wild midnight. ThIe tame
midnight was off watch and had gene to
bed three hout's betore. A storm brooded
over the eastern heavens. Hop brewed,
for it was coining from the yeast. Hawk
Eye creek was rolling tumultuously in its
sandy bed. Bugs, probably, or it might
have been nervousness. A, litt,e form
cowered at tihe garden gate. Many a
manly form has been cowered at just such
gates, ever since summer nights and gnats
and beauty, and love and June bugs were
"Hie does not come," she murmured
softly, as she peeped into the darkness. "I
cannot see him, I will call him."
She was wrong. If she couldn't see
him, she certainly couldn't call him with
the same hand. A manly step scraping
down the sidewalk. It was Desmo,nd.
She threw open the gate, and the next
instant he clasped in his great strong arms,
twenty-seven yards of fourlard, three yards
of ruching, seven dozen Breton buttons
and a Pompadour panier as big as a dog
house, it was all his own.
"All is lost," lhe exclaimed: Constance
do B3elvidere, the Russians have crossed
the Balkans. "We must fly."
lie wanted to fly to some lone desert
Isle, but she submitted an amendment pro
viding that they should fly to the ice-cream
To the crowded saloon, where the soft
light fell upon fair women and bravo men,
and the Insects of a summer night fell in
the ice-cream freezer. They spoke no
When two sentimental human beings are
engulfing spoonfuls of corn starch and eggs
and skim-milk, language is a mockery.
At length Desmond broke the tender
silence. H-e said:
"More, dearest ?"
She smiled and bowed her lovely head,
but did not speak. She was too full for
Desmond gloomily ordered more. And
more when that was gone. And a supple.
ment to that. And an addendum to thaut.
And an exhibit to that.
Gloomeat enthroned upon hib brow. Con
stance saw it. She said:
6"What is it, dearest?"
He spoke not, but sighed.; t
A dreadful suspicion stab ' her heart I
like a knife.
"Desmond," she said, u are not y
tired of me, darling ?" .
He denied it bitterly, and ade her re
main where sie was while h settled with d
the man. r
She, guided by the unerrin instinct of f
her sex peeped through the cutalus of the t
saloon. She saw her Destnd holding 11
earnest discussior 'th the m4n. She saw Ii
the man shake h ' resol tely in an
swer to Desmoy ng aooks and ap
pealing gestures. IW mi lock the
door; take out the - ut it n his pocket a
and lean up against the d r. She saw 3
her own Desmond draw m his own I
pockets and pile up on the unter a pearl I
handle pocket knife, six Ickles, four 0
green postage stamps, a ke , two lead 0
pencils, a memoradum boo , a theater a
ticket (of the variety denomination,) a I
pocket comb, an ivory tooth Ick, a shirt
stud, one sleeve -button, a otograph of I
herself, a package of trix, t o stecet car%. X
checks, a card with a funny ( Ickcd) story 0
on it, a silk handkerchief atid a pair of t
gloves. And then she knew at Desmond '
was a bankrupt, and when th man swept t
the assets of the concern into the drawer t
and opened the door, she sobbed convul- 0
sively. "And it was my 'extravagance
which hath done this thing."', c
They did not talk much oti their way a
home. Once she asked hih if lie was t
rich, and he only said: t
Such is life. a
. I i
A Monkey int Cour4.
On the arraignment of the prisoners in e
the 'rombs Police Court, New York, a
monkey approalled the bar with the rest.
He wore a scarlet coat and a velvet cup 6
trimmed with gilt lace. He pulled hard 8
at a string by which an Italian held him, V
aid, being led in front of the bench,
climbed nimbly to the railing that separates
prisoners from the presiding magistrate.
Steadying himself on that perch by en
circling tihe iron with his tail, he turned
his wry face towards Justice Flammer, V
chattered volubly, pulled off his cap, and
bowed witu profound gravity. The gray
hair bristled thick on the top of his head, a
and his face was wrinkled, so that he look
ed astonishingly like a very small and very r
"What is this?" Justice Flammer i
"A prisoner," replied officer Hatton.
"Hisname is Jimmy Dilleo. I arrested
him for assaulting Mary Shea." a
"A monkey arrested for assaultl" the
justice exclaimed. ]
Jimmy blinked his eyes, showed his
teeth and bowed a -goot many times, as t
though the proceeding, as he viewed it,
was very funnyindeed.
' Where is the complainant I" the Justice
Mary Shea step forward. She took her d
right forefinger out of a handkerchief and
showed that it was lacerated. She said 0
she was a neighbor of Jimmy in Bottle t
alley, that notorious adjunct of Mulberry
6treet; that she kindly offered him a stick
of can-ly, tivt lie grabbed it greedi y and
bit her finger.
Jimmy sat on the railing with his head
oii one side and constantly taking off his
cap and putting it on again, as though suc- f
cessively forgetting and remembering that
he was in a court of justice.
"What do you think ougit to be done
with Jimmy ?" said Justice Flammer.
"Why, sir," Mrs. Shea answered, "I
think lie opight to be locked up."
"But we can't imprison a monkey, you
know. Your remedy is to bring a civil
suit against the owner for damages." ivi
"And ain't there any justice to lie had
againat the miserable brute ?"
"I doin't know any law that makes a
monkey criminally liable for biting." C
Mrs. Shea was exceedingly indignant,
and as she wrapped her hurt finger in her
handkerchief, she exclaimed: "This Is a a
nice country for justice." Casseo Dilleo,g
the owner of Jimmy, said that the monkey
was wildly fond of candiy, and in his fran
ic delight liad unintentionallj bitten Mrs.
"Hie is discharged," said the justice.
Jimmy gleefully tried to climb up theh
gas fixtures on the justice's desk, and to sit I
on the glass globe. Then lie reached to a
shako hands withl his Honor, but, being hi
repulsed, he screamed loud and long like a
hurrah, took off his cap several times in a
second, and bowed so low that his feet
shipped from the railing and he hung by
lis tall. Ils owner carried him out of thea
A Rnuusian Robbery.(h
The robbery at the Imperial Bank at i
Khierson in Russia, in June last, was one
of the most audacious things in the records w
of crime. Later developments in the case, e
as given in the foreign mails, show that tc
the aum stolen amounted to nearly $1,
000,000, and that the robbery was comn
mitted under the direction of an enmlneer
named Saschika, son of a General in the K
Russian army, who had hired a house op- C1
posite the bank aiid driven a tunnel unoer- P
noa th the strect into the cellars of the bank.
TJhe entrance was effected on a Sunday,
when the bank was closed, so that the rob- Ei
bery was not discovered until the next day.
It was at once taken for granted that the
Nihilists were concerned in the robbery,
as tile moniey taken all belong to the State, he
while several large deposits belonging to ori
private persons were left untouched. The si
researches of the pollee in the villages es
around Kherson resulted in the discovery pe
of tile greater part of the money, which thi
was concealed in a cottage, and In the ar- 1lii
rest of sonpe fifteen persons suspected of so
complicity in the robbery, though B3aschka hii
himself, who is believed to have had a hi
hand in the recent attempt to blow up the thi
Czar's train near Moscow, has not since at
been heard of. Th~ese persons, who were ar
recently brought bezore the court-martial um
sitting at Odess, comprised the Baroness M
Vitten and three young ladies of good fam- bi
hly, who were described as the instruments fc
of Saschika several other women, and about pi
twelve tradesmen and peasants. The ac- 0
cused, who made no attempt to deny the b<
charge, indignantly repudiated having been T
actuated by mercenary motives, declaring ot
that they were engaged In political a
work. The Baroness Vitten was sentenced Is
to penal servitude for lif e, and ten of the Ihi
others to the same punishment for terms Ifr
ranging frofm fournt ifteen eas li
A week previis to the battle of Fair
Oaks a New York volunteer who passed
Lie night in a tent of a member of the third
lichigan infantry got up in the morning
oking very glum and downhearted, and
rhen rallied about his fancied homesickness
"1 have only a week to liveI I had a
ream last night wLich has settled the busi
em for me and lots of others. A week
rom to-day a battle will be fought and
tiousands will be slain. My regiment will
)so over a hundred men, and I shall be
illed while charging across a field."
The men laughed at his moody spirit, but
ie turned upon them and said:
"Your regiment will also be in the fight,
nd when the roll is called after the battle
on will have nothing to be merry over.
'he two sergeants who were In here last
ight will be killed among the trees. I
aw them lyhig dead as plainly as I now
Be you. One will be shot in the breast,
ud the other in the groin, and (lead men
filI be tick around them."
The battle took place just a week after.
'he dremer was killed in full sight of every
ian im the 8d before the fight was an hour
Id, and within twenty minutes after the
No sergeants and six of their comrades
rere (lead in the woods, hit exactly where
:ae dreamer said they would be. More
)an fifty men will bear witness to the truth
f this statement.
Just before the battle of Cedar (reek a
amp sentinel, who was off duty temporally
nd trying to put in a little sleep, dreamed
lant he went out on a scout. A mile to
ie right of our camp lie caine upon a log
arn, and as it began to rain just then he
)ught shelter, or wais about to, when he
eard voices and discovered that the place
ras already occupied. After a little in
esigation he ascertained that three confed
rate scouts had taken up their quarters for
to night in the place, and he thesefore
toved away. The sentinel awoke with
ich a vivid remembrance of details that lie
3ked permission to go over and confer
4lth one of the scouts. When the log barn
ias described to this man he located it at
ace, having passed it a dozen times. The
reamer described the highway exactly as
, was, giving every hill and turn, and the
:out put such faith in the remainder of the
ream that he took four soldiers, one of
hom was the dreamer, and set out for the
lace. Three confedera'e scouts were
deep in the straw, and were taken witli
it a shot being'fired. The dream and Its
mults were known to hundreds of Sheri
an's cavalry, and has been allided to at
The night before the cavalry fight at
rantly Station a trooper who slept as his
)rse jogged along In column dreamed that
certain captain in his regiment would be
ahorsed in a fight the next day, and while
sing from his fall would be wounded in
to left knee. Everything was so clear to
to dreamer that lie took opportunity to
ad the captain and relate his dream.
"Go to Texas with your croaking," was
i the thanks lie received, but lie had his
venge. In the very first charge, next
ay, the captain was unhorsed by the break
ig of the girth, and was pitched head
ver-heels into a patch of briai s. As he
ruggled out a shell killed his horse and
vo men, %nd one of the flying pieces of
on mashed the captai'sleft leg ton bloody
alp. He Is now a reAident of Ohio, and
is wooden leg is indisputable evidence
tat dreams sometimes come to pass.
While McClellan was besieging Yorktown
ke fun was not all on one side. The con
(ddrates had plenty of shot and shell, and
tcy sent them out with intent to kill.
ne morning a Michigan man who was in
te trenches walked back to a spot on
hich three officers were eating breakfast
id warned them that they were in great
Dril. On the night previous lie had dreamed
at he had looked at his watch and marked
iat it was a quarter to seven, when a shell
t the ground behind him and tore up the
irth in a terrible way. It was now twenty
inutes of seven, and he be-oughit tihe offi
rs to leave the spot at once. is earnest
anner induced them to comply, and they
id only reached cover when a confederate
aell struck the earth where they had been
-ouped and made an excavation into
hilch a horse could have been rolled with
oin to spare.
Three dlays before the affair at Kelly's
ord a corporal in the 6th Michigan caval
y dreamed that a brother of his, who was
sergeant In another company, would have
a horse killed in action, and would almost
imcdiately mount a dark bay-horse with
white nose. Within five minutes both
>rse and rider would be0 killed by a shell,
lis dream was related to more than a
ore of comrades fully two days before the
ght. Early Ia the action the sergeant's
rse was struck square in the forehead by
bullet, and dropped dead in his tracks.
was scarcely three minutes before a
hite hoise, carrying a blood-stained sad
e, galloped up to the sergeant and halted.
e remembered the dream, and refused to
ount the animal, and soon after picked
a black horse. The white-nosed animal
as mounted by a second coporal an an
her regiment, and horse and rider were
rn to fragments by a shell in full sight of
urn companIes of the 6th. These things
my seem very foolhsh now, but there was
Limne when a soldier's dream saved Gen.
ilpatrick's life; when a dream changed
later's plat.s for three days; when a dream
evented Gen. Tolbert's camp from a suar
i.e and capture; and when a dream gave
mn. Sheridan me re accurate knowledge of
wrly's forces than all the scouts.
' teint 'thun,cer
A romantie young nan asked his sweet
art to take a walk with ham by moonlight
the river bluff in East Dubuque, iowa.
e went gladly. When half way up the
tension they halted to admire the pros
ct. Suddenly a atone slipped underneath
a young man's feet, and lie went down
:e a curtain stick. lHe caught hold of
me vines which clung to the rocks and
ing on for dear life, expecting to fall a
indred feet and be dashed in pieces on
o' rocks below. The young woman could
t pull him up. so she fell on her knees
*d prayed for him. The young man
dlted with her after thas fashion: "flelp I
under I Oh, Lord I I know- 1'll be all
eke up!i Now I lay meli Confound it, I
rgot. Oh, Jerusalem Ii 've got to let go
etty quick!i Give us some daily broad I
li, that ain't right!i Oh, Lord I Send some.
dcy to help me-out of this scrape I Help!
launder!I" At tise point lie could hold
no longer, but went down. But notI
hundred feet. Only a few feet, for heI
nded on a ledge which neither he nor she
id seen in their excitement. A small
agment of cuticle rubbed off his knee wais
a sole injury.
JaCking for Angle-Won.
As a reporter wa hurrying acrots the
Battery, at New York, his attention was an
attracted to two lights that, at some distance
from him, moved slowly, with the. irregu- Vi1
larity of a will-o'-the-wisp, close to the Oth
ground, over one of the grass-plots. yes
"What are those 1" he asked of a passing -
policeman, pointing to the lights. ai
"Worm-hunters," answered the guardian cer
of the peace, passing on without deigning des
"Worm-hunters," said the reporter to Ne
himself, as he walked toward the dancing Re
lights, his mind reverting to the hours of mO
hard digging that in his boyhood he had -
found necessary before worms for fishing So
could he be beguiled from their deep-hidden lie]
haunts. "Worm huntersI I thought $32
sparrows were the only worm-hunters in -
New York !" dr<
As he drew near to the mysterious lights fro
he saw that they were primitive dark Ian- ret
terns, made of cigar boxes, minus covers, -
held perpendicularly, and each with a fus
lighted candle inside made fast to the bot- 'in
tom by four shingle-nails. Behind each of $5,
these lanterns was a small boy holding it -
in his left hand, so that the light was thrown mo
on the ground directly in front of him. ute
With his right hand each made frequent irt
and vigorous clutches at the wet grass, and -
with nearly every clutch drew out a long saiq
shining object that he deposited in another dol
cigar box at his side. They work their by
way across the grass plot on their knees, -
and were so intent upon their pursuit as ser
not to notice the presence of a si.ectator. Ing
"What are you catching " asked the re- to 4
"Worms," laconically answered the his
smaller of the boys without looking up. ma
"What for I" asked the reporter. not
"Fishing," answered the boy.
"In the docks." of
"Why don't you catch them in the day
time ?" i
"Cause they only comes out in the night b1h
after a--there! now you scared him in. e
Can't yer look out!"
"After a what?" wh
"After a rain. An' they are mighty we
scary, an' if you don't catch 'em first nab an1
they're gone like a streak into their holes." -
"Can you get as many as you want here Th
in the BOttery ?" toJ
"Course you can, gobs of 'em." And it fire
looked as if he could And "gobs of 'em," san
for his box was nearly filled with a writh- -
ing mass of large fat angle-wormsfit to de- cor
light the heart of the most epicurean eel. fatl
The policeman did not order the boy away, his
for, as lie afterward said, "it was good for she
the grass to have a lot of them pesky worms -
rooted out." gre
Beat at His Own Profession. Col
An English paper tells a pleasant anec- -
dote of Pattridge, the celebrated almanac mo
maker, about one hundred years since. In le
traveling on horseback into the country, fro
he stopped for his dinner at an inn, and sue
afterwards called for his horse that lie -
might reach the next town, where he in- ace
tended to sleep. the
"If you will take my advice, sir," said fift
the hostler, as he was about to mount his of
horse, "you will stay where you are for the ber
night, as you will surely be overtaken by a -
pelting rain." wrl
"Nonsense, nonsense," exclaimed the "T
almanac maker; "there is a sixpence for wri
you, my honest fellow, and good afternoon leu
to you." for,
He proceeded on his journey, and sure .
enough was well drenched in a heavy at
shower. Partfldge was struck by the man's ver
prediction, and being always intent on the Pet
interests of his almanac, he rode back on anc
the instant, and was received by the hostler Sta
with a broiad grin.
a". Well, sir, you see I was right, after frli
"Yes, my lad, you have been so, and pla
here is a crown for you; but I give it to Ox
you on condition that you tell me how you ist(
knew of this rain."
"To be sure, sir," replied the man; ow,
"why, thertruth is, we have an aluanac at our wkc
house caled 'Partridgs's Almanac,' and the tati
fellow is such a notorious liar, that when- are
ever he promises us a fine day we always liar
know that it will be the direct contrary, est,
NoLw, your honor, this day, the 21st of -
Juno, is put dlowni in our almanac in-doors san
as 'settled tine weather ; no rain.' I looked wih
lit that before I brought your honor's horse Th~E
out, and so was enabled to put you on your in
The Exhibition at .Rio. -
Preparations for the permanent American I'ri
exhibition at kio do Janoiro, South Amern- me
ca, have fully commenced. The whole en- are
terprise, it wlli be remembered, is under mci
the auspices of the Philanthropic and Mu- son
tual Protective Society of Rio do Janeiro. -
The Iron, which will largely enter into the wc.
construction of the buildings will be -or- hui
dered by the society, through the resident bor
agent in Now York. The machinery hall, as
which will consist of three buildings, will anti
be hn the suburbs, on ground given by the WI.
Giovernment. Samples of everything _
adapted to the country are solicited, as well oha
appear from an address to the Government Am
of the United States, signed by the leading Ros
citizens of the country, endorsed by the aey
Emperor and his parliament now in course cha
of preparation. Branches of the main ex- con
bibition are being inaugurated in the differ- Boa
ent provinces, with the view of 'utilizing af te
avery product or invention from the United -
States as widely as possible. The import- moi
ing houses and commission firms are said Ua.
to be greatly alarmed, but the Empe- IRo,
ror and directors of the Society are de- 529,
termined that the trade of the country shall ain<
cue longer be controlled by a few local mer- ln i
chants who are hostile to anychange which the
promises lower prices and reduced profits, ma!
regardless of the welfare of the consumer. .
The Kangaroo, trat
A curious story Is told about the naming u
af this animal. When Captain Cook dis- The
covered Australia, he saw some of the na- a re
Wies on the shore with a dead 'animal of be
some sort in their possession, and sent tori
mailors in a little boat to buy It of them. anti
When it came aboard, he saw that it was -
bomething quite new, so he sent the sailors plot
back to inquire its name. The sailors asked, ens
but not being able to make the native sun- 82,8
derstand, received the answer, "I don't on i
know," or in the Australian language. 0101
"Kan-.ga-roo." The saihorb supposed this nun
was the name of the anhnal, and so report- oral
ed it. Thus the name of that curious ani- the
mal is literally I don't know. pom
-England has nearly 20,000gypslel,
I most of themneannot read or wr.te.
-Fannie Blue, a black woman from
ginia, died In Now Orleans the
er day at the alleged age of 125
-Abell, of the Baltimore Sun, has an
iual income of $120,000. He recent
tly paid $450,000 for a country real
-George Francis Train's villa at
wport, R. 1. has been let to Mr.
men of Paris for $3,000 for three
-During 1879 the American Bible
iety di'bursed $244,233 In the home
d and $03,903 abroad,-a total of
-It is said that about twelve hun
d of the colored men who emigrated
m Alabama to Northern States have
-The Lords of the Treasury have re
ed to lend the municipality of Dub
more money. It already owes over
-Contributions amounting to a little
re tU:an $20,000 have been distrib
d among the sufferers by the recent
i In Hull, Canada.
-Chancellor (now Bishop) Haven is
I to have added $100,000 to the en
vment fund of Syracuse University
his persional efforts.
-Utica. N. Y., was ten months sub
[bing $4000 to flisih a church build
, and only four days raising $50,000
istablish a new brewery.
-The Earl of Ashburnham, now In
thirty-ninth year, is engaged to
rry a young lady whose name has
yet been publicly announced.
-Rome sticks to its project of a
rlt's fair for 1885-0. An English
ipany has offered for twelve millions
tollars to guarantee its success.
-Mrs. Daggett of Greenbush, Mich..
0 years old; yet, rather than Jet her
id husband go to the poorhouse, she
ipped six acres of timber for $26.
-in 1877 two-thirds of the persons
o fell sick In the Russian Empire
at into the hospital for treatment,
I only one-third remained at home.
-The first steamer was een on the
ames in 1815; the first steam vnyage
[ndia was accomplished in 1825; the
t English railway was opened in the
-The question is to be settled In
irt at Endeld, Conn., whether a
ter can legally burden a bequest to
daughter with the conditiun that
shall never marry.
-The second competition for the
at statue of the French republic
t is to be erected by the Municipal
insel of Paris has resuled in the
nel of M. Morice being chosen.
-Between 1875 and 1879 Lord Fal
uth's turf winnings were $633,995.
never betted, yet he has retired
m the turf, possibly thinking that
h good fortun3 could not last longer.
-Secretary Evarts and Ramsey have
opted invitations to be present at
celebration of the two hundred and
ieth anniversary of the settlement
Boston on the 17th of next deptem
-"Longfellow's Psalm ot Life" was
tten on a suminer's morning in 1838.
lie Wreck of the Hesperus" was
ten at midnight In 1840. A vio
t storm had occurred the night be
-Mr. Gladstone entered Parliament
23, a year after leaving the uni
ofty. woyears later Sir Robert
I made him a lord of the Treasury,
i within a year Under Secretary of
to for the Colonies.
-It Is proposed by Mr. Ruskin's
inds to raise a subscription for a
inificent statue of that author to be
uod in the School of Drawing at
rord-the school which owes Its ox
nce to his generosity.
-The Czar Is the only crowned wid
er and VIctoria the otnly crewnted
low among the European poten
as. Aifonso and UhrIstine of Spain
the youngest wedded couple; WIl
a and Augusta of Germany the old
-Rome spends two hundred thou.
[I doila,rs on Its public schools, of
ich tetn years ago it had none at all.
a Riomans now evinee great alacrity
attending the schools, and- the latter
entirely Inadequate to the demand
-The report of the English Board of
do on the subject of marine disas
I shows that, in spite of the improve
its,that have beeni made In naval
htiteccure, the ratio of loss Is by no
mns reduced, but, if anything, is
eowhat on the increase.
-Mrs. Eleanor Williams. a colored
nan of Syracuse, New York, Is one
idred and two years old. Sbe wvas
n in Maryland. Her hair Is whIte
mow. She fell about a year ago,
has been crippled since, but other
e she Is as well as ever
F. HI. Hart, who has won the
tnpionship among pedestrians in
erica, is anxious to meet Charles
yell agair. in a sIx-day race, and has
>rdingly challenged the English
mpion to a race for $5000 a Bide the
test, to take place In New irk,
ton or Chicago wIthin three months
r signing articles.
-One of the richest and most famous
tnsterles In Italy is that of Monte
luo on the line of railway between
no and Napies; It was founded In
and has continuously existed ever
me. Its library is wonderfully rich
vritten and printed documents, and
rents of the domain are adequate to
ntain the Institution.
-More than 100 years ago Harrison
y Otis, of Boston, owned large
ts of land in Maine, and three
ns were named after. inim, respec
ly, Harrison, Gray and Ocisfield.
citizens 01f OtisIleid.Intend to huold
union next August, to which are' to
nylted all persons who have gone
h from the town and their descend..
The great map of tha moon, corn
ed by Dr. Julias i3childc, of Ath
.after 12 years of labor, shows
58 craters and rlnn-llke formations
he lunar surface, and 8348 r is and
ts. Dr. Schmidt inte 61 e
iber would be l4i$eI
moon an seen wit
er of 600