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TRI-WEEKLY ]EDITION-OI NB R .S . A 2,18.ET BIH D14
THE COUNTRY CHILDREN.
an seethe lihappy children
As y wander through the grasses
of the 'h and dewy pastures,
Or the ta rest )ases.
1 can track then walnlor,
By the trail of morning g or ,
I can read their happy footsteps,
I can spell their pleasant stories.
Oh! I know the ways of children
Up the hills and dowiA the valleys,
Buttercups and faded daisieH
Mark their sorties and their sallies.
By tle butternutb and beeches,
I cainnark, their resting-places;
1 And I kno\v the mossy brooksidle
And the wide, green, open spaces,
Where the wild, white plun-tree blossoms,
And the grapevine swings and tomes,
W here the pliunies of scarlet suniach
Wave among the -wayside niosses,
Where the golden.rod In a1tuuni
Flamou uniong tho kiel. buidou,
* There the gala army wanders,
There the scouting party pushes.
Oh! hut they are kings and nobles,
As they wander thus together.
Cloth of gold is all the meadow -
To their feet in sunner weather.
Up and down, in field and woodland,
Il can see their glowing faces;
And by iuottledf leaves and berries,
1 can mark their resting-places.
DR. AND MIS. MORTON.
Dr. and Mrs. Morton had finished
tiflin, and were discussing some private
theatricals which, followed by a ball,
were to take place that evening at the
mess-house of the -th. The subject
was a delicate one, for on it they held
decided, but unfortunately divided,
opiniois. The doctor had i a prejudice
against such things, and though in
most respects' very indulgent to his
pretty little wife, objected to her attend
hig them. Site, however, was bent on
"You know, dear, that it is the very
last of the season and every one will be
"Anid you kniow my rooted objections
to these entertainients, Ada; why do
you iurge lue?"
"Then when shall I ever have an op
pirtunity of showing that lovely pink
and silver cloak you got from1 Mafidras
onl my birthday?" pouted the young
"Ah, that is a deeply important iat
ter!" laughed the doctor. "We must
see if we can't get up a daice in our
ownl bungalow, little,woman, continued
he soilewlat inlconsetiuently.
"But that woni't be a ball and thea
tricals to-Iight; and by that timne Dad
dahlibhoy, RIumaiagee and the other
Parsees will have their shops filled with
the nlew-faslionied cloak, while as yet
ininle is the only one in the cantonmleit.
I really do thiik, Willifam, you might
et me, go. I am sure I sat patiently
'aoughl Ulrotigh those solemi dinners
aud scientille reuioiis of which you are
"Well, wel, as it is the very last of
the Sesoll, I suppose I niust be amiiable
for once; but ''
"Oh, that's a dear, good, disagrevable
old thingIl" said his wvile, givinig hiim a
kims; and withour waitiig to hear more,
i dutter of delight she left the room.
When left to himself the doctor ponl
dered their lato conversati, anl felt
by io means satisfied with his share
inl it. Still having consented, he
d(etermniided o0 do so with a good
grace; n111d, on Mrs. Mortonl preseltly
reeiteritig to look for sometlihig, he
salid, 'By the way, denr, wheI shall T
order the palaiiuiiiin for you?"
Still contitinig her search she re
plied rather absently, "Oh, any tinie, I
shall ioly want it returiiig; tile Hills
will call for mo going.''
Dr. Morton was taken aback.
''So," ''le exclaimted, ''you 1had arrang
ed to~ go with---or withaout-myv consent!'
W ithi a little star't, shte answered,somec
woul be sure to give~ meo leave, Wil
litm and ---"'
"EAs youL have chosen to act so wholly.
mndepteilhemntly,'' interrupted her huts
halud, angrily, "'I withdraw the consent
I so nwittingly gav'e. The house shall
he closed at, the usual hour, and if you (1o
not happqen to be at home at 11 o'clock
we doi not sleep under the sanue
roof this tnighit."' And ini high dlispleni
sure D)r Morton left thme house; nor did(
le return for more thn a couple of
houirs, dutrinig which his mnood( had moore
tihan onc'0elhangedl. Tihte first Irritation
ever, lie felt that it was hard upon01 his
let to (eny heri the pleasure to wvhiich
but the moment before he had1( assenitedl.
Ii[ow, could he becar to spend the long
*evennig op)posite that disappointed,
wistful little face? It begani, too, toi
dawn uplotn hin that 'the whole catn
tounent' "--whtich in Intdia . where
private life is more distinctIy public
p)roperty than in any othier corner of the
wvorld st ands(1 for our esteemed old1 friend,
Mrs. 4rnd(y-inight, as has ever been
its wvonit, Putt tan unikhiid construction on
imotives It d1( idnt uniderstanid; might
hilft that lie wasl nt so mtuch stanjdintg
by his pritnciples--which in fact, he hiad
yielded--as avengintg his own offended
dignilty. Thme result of all which cogi
tationt was that if, on his return home,
lhe shiold find that she had accepted
both dhisap)pointmnent anid rebuko in a
pr1op)er spirit-much, indeed all dbepenid
edl on that, she should go with their
friends to the hall; or even In the pro
bable qvent of their laving already
called, he would show his magnanthoity
by takinig her himself. Just then a cari
rhige dirove swiftly patst his; lie recog
nized it to be the Hlill's1 and in It
could lie credit his senses -all radiant
with smiles wrapped In her niew cloak,
sat his wihe, who, in merry decflanice,
kissed-her hAnd to him as they pass8ed.
Both ball and thieatricals wvere deC
lightful, aund nione ehujoyed tlietm mohre
than the volatile and fascinating Mr's
-Morton In.time gayety of her spirits
she eonidced to one after another of her
dlearest friends her huisbanld's threat;
and to one or two wvho expressed some
fear that lie might carry it ouit shIe Ian
guiIdly replied that she did not think that
that would be at all likely; but In tihe
event of anytilng 8o impljrolbbl she had
still her palanqumin, In Wvhich she could
rest till gun-fire, whlen, of course, the
-house would be openled.
-I am told that nowadays palanquins
are,in as little r9quest. in Inldia'agi sedan
chalirs.in Enlglanid; but in.Dr, and Mrs.
Morton'a time-%or knowv, 0 reader, hat
my story Is founded on fact-they we
except in the evening drive the n
general mode of carriage. In the N
anda of every houise one or more mig
'.4,~6T-eay for IfistantL scCvIc6 by -dil
or by night. .
It was past 2 o'clock when Dr. Mo
ton heard, coming down the compoun
the moaning, monotonous cry of tl
bearers who carried their mistress to ht
home. Placing the palanquin in ti
veranda, they called-loudly for admi
sion, striking the door with their hand
in no small wonder that it had not, i
usual, been thrown wide open at the
approach. Expectation of the comb
triumph had diven sleep from his p]
low; and he now turned his head wit
a grim smile for his revenge was i
hand-the little rebel should learn a le
son never to be forgotten.
To the bearers' voices was soon adde
that of their mistress; indignantly, ei
treatingly, coaxingly she called in tun
She reminded her husband that the
veranda was overlooked from the roa<
"Let me in, I beg, I entreat of yoi
William. It will be gun-fire in a coup,
of hours, and if seen here I shall be ti
laughing-stock of the whole station.
William dear do let me in!"
To wilich her husband answere
sterily: " We shall not rest undor tl:
same roof this night;" and lie chuckle
to himself, for he only intended to kee
her waiting a few minutes.
For a moment Mrs. Mort6n secme
irresolute; then, having said a few wor
to the head bearer, she cried aloud in
passionate burst of sobs: "I will di
sooner than submit to such humilia
tion;"' and followed by her servants, s
There was a long, walling cry
shriek-a heavy splash. Good Heaven:
could it be-could it be possible that i
impetuous wife had thrown herself it
the well? Ilark to those wild cries i
tihe hearers run hither and thither, wit
loud exclamations and calls for hell
Paralyzed with fear, the husband coul
with difliculty open the door; the
rushing out lie would have flung hinl
self into the still rippling water, in
mad attempt at rescue, had not a beare
hung upon his arm, as in broken Eu
lish lie tried to explain that his inistree
" Then where is she? What is a
this row about? Who has fallen in
What are you all yelling for?"
" For Mom Sahib tell. 'Throw bi
stone down w,%ell;' then too much bol
bery make; run this way, that way
plenty great tamasha. Memi Sahi
make big cry, then Mem run away."
Dr. Morton knew himself outwitted
for doubtless his wife had taken'tiad
vantage of the door she had thus su
ceeded inl opening. Ah, well, thong
.vexed at the trick he was by no mean
sorry that the conflict was at an end
and that they should both pass what r(
nmained of the night in peaceful resl
Ile disinissed the bearers, and returne
to the house, but to find it shut! Tht
door was clised, and obstinately r
sisted all efforts to open it; while
voice froim the window from which h
had himniself so lately spoken said, 'W
shall not sleep under the same roof tii
night.' 'Tle doctor, with an uneas
laugh, first treated the situation as
silly joke, then expostilated, the]
storimed; but all without avail or evei
notice. Ile called to the ayah to opei
the door; but her answer was that sh
was locked in Mem's room, and Men
had the key under her pillow. It
stamped at first with anger, but soo
with cold, for his night pyjaninas offerei
slight protection against the chill meorn
ing air. At length seeing the palan
qitin, he got into it. The lovely cloal
wslying oni the cushions; lie drew th
hood over his head, its delicate hues il
striking contrast to his sunburnedl fac
amnd dishevelledl hair, and( draggingi
round his broad shoeuldersi with an angr
tug, lie settled himself to sleep.
The gun had fired, the '"assembly
sounldedl, but still the dloctor slept oni
Nor was hie roused by the sound1( c
horses' hoofs, as a bevy of ladies, un
escorted excep)t by servants, rode up t,
the (1oor. -They would be joined i
their ride b)y their husbands after pa
radle; and then, after a final round c
the course, assemble at the house of on
or other of the p)arty to chota-hazzari
and a lively discussion of absent friendi
In nmuch surprise they waltedl
minute or so before the closed and silen,
house; then, with sigifiicant glances
one after the other slid from lien saddle
dleterminedl to solve the mystery. Ali
there It is! A little corner of the cloal
worn the nighit before by Mrs. Morto:
p)eeped out of the closed door of th
p)alanquin; 'twvas evidenit that the p)oo
little thing had beeni obliged to seek thu
shelter. "What a shame!" Thel
would speak to her, they wvould comfoi
lier, and oh, what a laugh they woul
have againist her! They grouped thecn
selves round the palanquin, bomnd in
low to peer in; and on either side (dre'
back the sliding~ doors as--gracious!
D)r. Morton, still half asleep, slowl
opened his eyes. Most effectully wi
lhe awvakened by the startling exclami
tion with wvhich the visitors hastily r<
treated to their horses, which they wei
in the act of mounting as the (10cr wi
thrown open, and Mrs. Mortoni appeare
in her riding habit. They immediatel
rode away to the infinite satisfactIon <
the recumbent anid impatient docto
who was In mortal fear that fresh coni
p)lications niight arise through his ii
expectedl absence fromi duty bringi
messages of linqhuir3 .
At the meeting of husband and wil
wve wvould rather not play fly In the co
nier, but take for granted that there wi
the usual amount of tears, recrhninmatk
andl hysterics, in which-for. this occ
sioni only-a torn andl crlumpledl fabr
of pin,k and silver took ani active par
I the sight of it from time to time stun
lating Mrs. Morton's grief and oh
quence, while her husband, wh
smarting undler the expose of ti
morning, hand entered on the fray wil
unusual spirit, soon found himse
vanquished, limp and utterly dismnaye
as his own inconsist, tyrannical am
selfish conductivas 'ontrastedl-not f<
| the first time-with the patient'endu
anice of his long-sufforing wife.
INeither of this nor of the reconcili
tion that followed in natural sequenc
shahl we makCe record; but-we must
re the pleah.ig fact that, at the vA nex
at concert, Mrs. Morton, leaning -on he
0- husband's arm appeared In mgat ex
lit cellent siis, ier cloak, this ,ine o
wnber 11 , being admired by al
'. One Night.
, i was sitting dozing in my chair, wht
koa . iendous k4ooking was heard at th
10 The servant opened it, when a mam
S rushed in,. in the wildest disorder.
41 "For God's sake, doosot, come witl
me!"hesaid. It's a case of life or death
ir A young girl has stabbed herself; she I
9 bleeding to death. One thousand 4o,
lars if you save herl Come, oh, do, dc
And he rushed towards me as it ti
drag me along.
I hurried away with him, snatchin:
my instrumenta from bhe table ae I pass
eed it. I think I never saw before suoh
convulsive grief as this man's face ex
He was a handsome man, with one ol
those faces the ladies so much admire
L jet black hair, clusteri)ngin waving curi
over a white forehead.
The lower part of his otherwise fem
inine features wes relieved by a fine jet
i I asked him for the full particulars o
"Doctor," said he, "make haste. I
d shall go mad. Why, I would give every
1. drop of blood in my body to k ave one
drop of hers.
"Oh, God I" he cried, "preserve my
L reason. She stabbed herself before I
0 could prevent her. Make haste, doctor
-oil, my God ' my God I"
We reached the house.
On a satin couch, in a splendid room
.4 the rich Turkey carpet covered with hex
() blood-lay a young girl.
.4 I thmk I never saw such a beautiful
i looking creature.
1. Even with a pallid countenance and
it bloodisse lpS she was more of heaven
ii than earth. Wuat she was when the
- roses pla3 ed on her downy cheeks :
ai could fancy.
r There was a: deep wound over her
heart, and it was quite evident that the
i4 blow had been given with right good
I| On the floor, covered with blood, lay
? the weapon-a slight Dama4cono dagger,
the handle richly set with pearls, strong
g ly lit up with the reflection from the
- blood-stained ivory.
- It was too late I
b Alas, the life-blood was slowly drop
That mastorpiece of creation was soon
to be col,l aud inanimate.
She tlowly opened her eyes and fixed
them with dyiug love upon the. young
wa uwihoh li nutnmonet me to this scene
Sidney," she said, "Sidney, I am dv
ing. My own- Sidney, I could not live
- neglocted. I told you I-would love you
0 to death. Kiss me. Sidney."
She sank back, and death closed upon
his victim I
My companion sat for some time
strangely staring at the lifeless form o i
the oouch. I could percuive that roa
V son was tottering on its foundation.
I I was fascinated by his strange look.
At last i went up to him.
I "Sir," Isaid, "she is no more. Death
has released her from her troubles."
3 "Dead I .
I "Did you say e is dead, doctor ?"
3 said he, with a'strange and-curious stare
I "Ah I and you have murdered. her,"
yelled the madman, for such he was
"You have murdered her, and I shall
"Au I ali! it will be rare sport."
Before I could prevent him, ho had
picked up the dagger.
~'"Yes," said he, with a yell, "I will
murder you with her dagger.
"I will stab you in the same place.
Oh I it will be rare sport to see you
fgroan and struggle like she did.
- Ah I ahi I" and he made a bound at
Now this was far from pleasant.
-In fact it was a very awkward fix to
be in. I did not know how to act.
S The madman made a grasp at me, but
Sfortunately I eluded his grasp, anid think
ing it better 4 , t in the dark, I seiz
Sed his lam t.i 'st it on the floor.
SThe room a rk.
-. The mau ' set . a terrific yelling,
and I could a mum lock the door and
put the key in his pocket, while he kept
Smuttering. * I will kill him, I will kill
"Oh!I it will be rare sport to see him
die like she did I",
I felt my courage rise with the emer
gey. 1 half determind to try a strug.
Igle with him; but I knew the increased
strength that the insane possess, and I
thought it scarcely prudent.
It would soon be daylight, when '
Swould again be in his power.
I felt for some weapon with which to
defend myself, and, as luck would haye
it, I found a heavy dumb bell in the
Acorner where I lay conoealed.
dPresently, I heard the madman slowly
,searching for me.
I1 raised the dumb bell; "May Uoi
forgive me," I sai.1; it descended, and]
-aThe madman layv stunned on the floor,
g rushed to the door, smashed ini thc
lock with the heavy metal, and rusheJ
.. Presently the house was all In corn
ut Oh!Iwhat ascene i
.- The girl dead in a pool of blood
Ic the man insensible on the floor, with thn
.* dagger firmly clatobed in hiis hand.
2 1 bled him and he slowly recovered,
.. .But reason nov. r returned,
,, He is a madmain to this day.
e I never heard the history of my pat.
h tents of that night.
~rThey were strangers in the -house.
inever will forget that night's adventure,
ri 0 envy! thpu root of infinite ischie
... and canker-worm of virtue, The corn
aiis'ion of all other vices is attende(
ri- with some sort of delight;, but env:
,producea nothing in the heat tnat har'
b ors it but rage, rancor amgd disgust.
Railroad StatiJon wels.
The 'series of drIven wells near a
I Pumping Station of, the Pennsylvania
I Itailroad Companyt having been con
nected to the auction pipe of a new
steam pump in the ehgine house, they
were tested and give an avetage of
thirty-fve gallons of water per minute,
about one hundred :and sixty gallons
being the amount required. The pipes
or tubes are forced by concussion down
through the surface soil to water level
in the gravel or sand' stratas generally
found overlying a strata of clay or rook,
which being somewhat impervious to
the water filtered or soaked in from
rains, drainage and dther means from
the surface, aets as a Rkeservoir; but the
- supply is afteoted-by dry weather some
times, and is Itable to.be impregnated
with organic matter -Or vegetable do.
odutposition unless the tube paises
through a thick stratum of clay before
reaching the water' bearing vein of
gravel or sand.
The water when pumped at first is
disoolored and contains considerable
earthy matter, but perseverance in
continuously pumping for a day or p,
will generally clear it. The town of
0hrist's Church on the Island of New
Zealand had three thousand of these
inexpensive wells in use many yeara
ago, each of them flowing, thus avoid
mg the expense of a pump, and they
are largely used on all sand waste lana,
like our American plains and those of
Australia. They have been improved
of late years by the addition of a cast
iron point fastened on the end of the
pipe to make it drive easier, otherwise
it is the same as the old fashioned pipe
or tube we.l. Any one can put in one
of these inexpensive little wells if they
do not use the cast iron point on the
pipe, Every farmer can thus have the
convenience in each pasture field of
watering stock, without driving them in
the hot sun, oftentimes to ponds and
shallow places in creeks which become
putrid from the animals' use of them,
Ordinary gas-pipe is all that is used.
and a wood auger welded into a piece
of small pipe can be used to test with
to ascertam when water has been
reached. Have each length of gas-pipe
out into four pieces, and have the
threads out well down so that the ends
of the pipe will meet when screwed up
into the socket; use a cap on top of the
pipe to drive or strike on, and thus avoid
burring the pipe. Use wooden malls for
hammering it down, and turn the pipe
while driving to- ease its downward
progress, put ii the auger and bore the
dirt out frequently at the bottom to
uiminish the resistence at the bottom in
driving the pipe. Having bored and
driven your pipe into four feet or more
water-braring gravel or sand, use an
o.dinary pitcher pump," if the water be
witiin easy suction distance, say not
over twenty-five feet, id beyond that
depth a lift-pump with a cylinder run
into the water or within easy suotion
distance may be used, and a nice job
done at au expense not exceeding thirty
dollars all complete.
Killing a hord of Elk.
Joaquin .Miller writes thims: at last,
climbing a little hill, with clouds of
steam rising from the warm springs of
that region, we looked down into a lit
tle valley of thick undergrowth and
there calmly rested the vast herd of
elk. I peered through the brush into
the large, clear eyes of a great stag
with a head - of hornis like a rocking
chair. He wits chewing his cud and
-was not at all disconcerted. We lay
there some time on our breasts in the
sno0w, looking at them. The Iudianis
observed that only thme cows wvere fat
and lit to kill. Some of tihe stags had
somehow shed their horns, It senmed.
-There wvere no calves. So the Indlianis
were delighted to know that there was
yet another herd. We fell back and
formed our lanu offttack at4 leisure.
It was9 unlique and1 dlesperate, W~e did
not *want one or two elk, or teni; we
wanted the whole herd. Iluman life
depended upon our p)rowess. A tribe
was starving and we felt a- responsibility
in our wvork. It was finally decided to
go aroulnd andl appiroachi by the lit-tic
stream, so that the herd would not
start dlowni it-their only means of
escape. It was planned to approach
as 'closely as possible, thon fire wvith
our rifles at the fattest, then burst in
up~on themi, pistol In hand, and so,
breaking their ranks, ;scatter them In
the snowv, where the Indlians .could
rush upon01 them and use the bowvs and
arrows at their backs.
-Slowly and cautiously we apiproachen0(
up the little warm, willow lined rivulet,
and1( then firing our rifles, we i'ushed
Into the corral, pistol in hand. Tbe
poor, helpless herd was on its feet in
a second, all breaking out over the
wall of snow, breast high on all sidles.
Hlere they wallowved and floundered in
the snow, shook their heads and calledl
helplessly to each other. Tiiey could
not get on at all. And long after tile
last shot and the last arrow were spent
I leisurely walked around and looked
into the eyes of some of these fat, sleek
cows as they lay there, up to their
briskets, helpless in tihe snow. Of
course the Indians had no0 sentIment
in tis matter, Thiey wanted only to
kill and secure meat .for the hungry,
and half an hour after the attack onl
tile corral of elk they were quarte;ing
tile meat and hanginig it up in tree
secure from the wolves. In this way
they hung more than a hundred elk,
.Rnot taking time to skin or dress themif
in any way. Tile tallow was heaped
ahiout our camp-fire, to be defend&l
against the wolves at night. And such:
a lot of wolves as came that night.
-Gerknany estlimates thlat it hlas 200,
000 vtugabonds and be3ggars~ Including
thieves and swindhers.'
Your coach is a deceptive index of youi
true condition in life, but by your "car,
riage" you are known and rad of all
men. It is more than a figure of speecl
when the Bible assoulates character wit
one's 'walk and conversation," and again,
when it says, "having done.all, stand.'
The drill-master's first command to the
soldier Is "Stand welli" The apostle'
last Injunction is the same. G )d's special
blessing is on the upright. huch are
likely to be -downright. Positive charac
ters anti weak ones are thus distinguished,
The reveller reels, the miser stoops and
the voluptuary yawns, but the true man
shows his inward disposition by his out
ward bearing, He stands, not as the pa.
gilist or fencer, with one sicle advanced,
as in a hostile attiture to give or take v
blow, but equo peotora, uniting p,
session and uignity with gentleness and
grace. . One's manner is more than his
manners, The latter are acquired and are
often so artificial that we call them man
nerisms, and regard them as t finsive. But
one's mind or air is inclusive of far more
than those arts and articles learned in the
schools. The whole outward appearance,
including the dress, goes to maco up this
atmosphere which one carries wherever he
goes. His habits make his "habit," the
garb in which he is known day by day, a
"second nature." as we say. His custom
becomes a costume, which he rarely lays
The wiry, nervous man moves with
rapid gait; the phlegmatic man with heavy
step, and so on with various temperaments.
Then there are other principles that forra
a test, illustrated, for instance, in thi
stealthy, creeping movementr of the thief,
the halting step of thu inquisitive, or
the aimless walk of the day dreamer.
"I know that that man has been a so)
dier," said one. "Howl" "I know it by
his walk." lie carried the trunk and
shoulders steady and firm while the motion
of walking brought inte action the lower
limbs. The turning in of the toes is not
a favorable sign. Sone assaciate it with
mental weakness. A shuffling gait is an
other tell-tale aign of character. But to
go into details would rt quire a volume. A
school to teach youth to walk has been estab
lished in Philadelphia. A noble, grace
ful carriage is a more useful accomplish
ment than dancing. If shoemakers will
only help the teachers of such a school by
making sensible shoce, there might be
hope of seeing here the graceful step ono
notices among the humblest Spanish peas.
ants. But art will never impart the polish
which true culture gives. It 1s the soul
within that illumines the face, that gives a
persuasive charm to the voice and perfec
tion to gesture and to step. Here ethics
and aithetics unite. It is "by his person
aILy," as 0oethe says, that man acts on
man. If one wishes to charm or to com
mand by either of these functions it will
be through the culture of the moral.sensi.
bilities. largely. By such a training, a
person will come to wield by his walk anti
talk, his eye and his unconscious gestures,
a power over his fellows alike masterful
A Ran, of 01 Ilaw.
A graphic picture of life in the remote
neighborhoods of Kentucky has been un
velled recently in the accounts of the ex
ecution, witnout the formality of jury
trial, of the leaders of a band of nutliws
who have kept three counties in a state of
excitement for a long term of years. The
nineteenth century was but three years
old when a band of intrepid settlers built
rude cabins and founded a village (n the
banks of the Donaldson river, in Caldwell
county, Kentucky. The village grew ani
thrived; a rude meeting-house was suc
ceeded by a painted church with an unde
veloped upire, and a pot-office and a large
number of "salooiis' came into existence.
Hardy people from afar joined their for
tuuies to those of the now settlers, and the
community was made up of conitented and
peaceful folks, who found their living in
the fertile earth. Among the later settlers
was a family named Campbell, the head
of which was a brawny, long-limbed
man, of harmless aspect, whose honesty
at first was not doubted. This man hadl a
sist,er, Jlane, a smnart and comely worn n,
who attracted many of the younger mn
of the comumnty. Her Influence over
these lollows was remarkable, aid it was
whbily for the bad. Thefts Imnumer
able awakened the settlers to a feeling of
insecurity; shot guns were kept readly for
use and valuable property was watched
by night. At last suispicion Deugan to
point to Campbell anti lis sister, al
though no proof of thoir guilt could be
obtained, Once or t,wice when the vic
tims of t,he robbers grew angry and made
threats, Cam pbell and his sIster went
away, and after one of their trips the
woman returned bringing with her a
st,rapping fellow named Sullivan, with
whom she set up an establIshment sepa.
rate from her brother's. The robberies
now became more general andi more open
than before, and there was no longer any
doubt abcut the guilty persons. A for
mldable band of ontlaws was organIzed,
with Campbell, his sister, and Bullivan as
the leaders, and the , settlers appar
ently feared them too nuch to take
action against them. Yeara passed on,
Sul.ivan disappeared, leaving Jane Sulli
van, as she called herself, with three
children, and the robberiesi were as Ire
quent as ever. Jane died, but left a
daughter, M~ary, qmte1 as wild and un
scrupulous as her nother. Campbell's
sons wore thIs woman's aanocuates, and the
generation of thieves was bolder than the
old. They p)roclaimed their calling with
pride, a:,d their cabins, filledi with stacks
of murderous weapons, resembled armor
ies. They t,le anythinig they fancied;
cattle aid horses, houtehold goods, sulver
anti money. Within the last few years
the citizens of laId wel1, Hopkins and
Webster contIes formed nands of tSregu-.
hators" to conquer the thieves, who defied
them by postiig notices that any citizens
who accused one of the bandl of theft
would be killed. Blioodshed became fro
quent, and for a timo the thieves ap.
peared to. be the victors,. but recently
their good lucek deserted them, and one'
by one the boldest of them were found
hanging to trees of lyiug dead by the
roadside. One morning the dead b'ody of
Mary Sullivan was discovered suspended
I rom the limb of a tree that a few dayu
before had borne the body of her lover.
The settlers have since ' lived ii.security,
'-L~ouisvillp photographers offer vl'iw
of the flood fot' sale before,the Iloc al
Where not to keep a Dog.
Mr. X., who lives in one of the larg.
oat of the new flat houses up town in
New York, bought % dog. Because of
his large size he christened the brute
"Jumbo." and to the surprise of Mrs. H.
and the two young ladies visiting at his
house, smuggled him in and fastened
him up in one of the servant's rooms,
the menial being absent for the night.
Called out on a business engarment after
dinner, Mr. X. had not returned at 11
o'clock, and the ladies went to bed.
About midnight Mrs. X. was awaken
ed by Miss P., who whimperod that some
thing was wrong. They could certainly
hear a rapping, and burglars and spirits
were suggested. Then they could dis
tinctly hear heavy breathing in the ser.
vant's room. All three screamed, the
janitor came up stairs and, with a stove
lifter as a weapon, cautiously opened
the door. Jumbo sprangout delighted,
and after a moment's scramble lay down
Mrs. X. was indignant. "How in the
world dia he come in here?" she asked.
"Put him out at once." But Jumbo
wouldn't be put out. He was coaxed
and threatened, but his tail only rapped
the harder. Then he was kicked and
his good nature at last gave way. He
showed his teeth and growled. Mr. X's
key grated in the look and Mr. X
shouted a warning.
"Oh, that's all right. H's the dog I
bought for you to-day. He wan't bite,"
said Mr. X., opening the door with con
But Jumbo was now aroused. Mr.
X. whistled cautiously. "Don't you
know me, old boy ? Nice old dog," he
remarked. Jumbo didn't know him,
however, and assumed even a more
threatening manner. Mr. X. retreated.
"Why in thunder lon't you get him
something to cat?" he shouted to Mrs.
X., he being in the outer hall, J umbo
in the inner and Mrs. X. behind the
"How can I get out to get it?" asked
"Then why didn't you leave him in
the room where I put him?" said Mr. X.
"Whw didn't you tell me?" was her
At day light the dog fancier was rout
ed out of bed and an hour later Jumbo
was returned to his original master at a
large discount. "I don't think flats are
a good place for dogs." said Mr. X. to
a Herald reporter afterward.
The Chlof's Oven'tomo.
Not many years ago, a whaler, cruis
ing in the biouth Pacific, luffed up to
a little island in order to fill the almost
empty water casks. The natives, who
were on the shore in great numbers,
were s:eh beating their breasts and
uttering mournful cries. Several of
them swam off to the s1p and mado
the captain understand that some im
portaut person was sick and in need
of medical treatment. He, being a
kind-hearted man, invited them by
signs to bring, the sick person on board.
They heeded the invitation and brought
off the king of the island, who had
Lot been ill long enough for the wailing
and the beating of tom-toms to produce
The captain gave the chief a small
dose of one or those "cure-alls." usually
kept in a ship's medicine cliest. The
medicine. tho absence of tom-toma, and
the faith of the sufferer wrought a speedy
improvement. On the following eve -
ning the captain thought it safo to i
low him to return, not, however, until
he had given him a bottle of the medi
Aine to be used in case of a return of the
That night the oltef had another at
tack. T1hmnking that if a small dose
had partly relieved him, a larger one
would effect a complete cure, he p)oured
the contents of the bottle down his
Alas! the calculations even of the
great of this world are not always cor
reet. The next morning the ektef was
T1he oaptain, suspecting, from the
ominous stillness, that somethiing was
wrong, took the precaution of stowing
firearms into the boat that was to tow
off the water-casks. It had scarcely
touched the shore when the natives
attacked the crew, who by the greatest
expedition were scarcely able to regain
the ship; which at once net sail and de
The captain never revisited the is
land. He learned that another whaler,
putting in there for water, was mistaken
for his vessel, and several of its crew
severely wvounded, before the natives dis
covered their error.
The natives had carefully kept the
bottle, thinking it an instrument of sor
ery, becaus, though heavy, it could
not be made to sink.
Ohlefr Jsuen, Ohase.*
This distinguished man in his boyhood
gave little pronise of lia future career,
He was near-sighted, had a bad impedi
ment in his speech, and was stoop
shouldered, shambling andl slouchy in
his ap)pearance and gait. Owing to the
death of his father and tihe poverty of
his mother, lhe was adlopted by his
uncle, Bishop Chase, of -Ohio. The
following amusing story of his early life
is told; "One day the bishop went
away on one of his trips into the (dio
cose, and told Salmon to quit school
early - enough in the atternoon to -kill
and dress a pig. The young man bad
never done anything of the kind, but he
knew that lie must first catch the pig.
He did this after great trouble, and
finally killed it. But now the question
arose hew lie should get the hair off,
He had heard that the, farmers usually
scalded hoigs, and so he heated a lot of
wAter and seused the pig in. But lie
heid the p in too long and the water
was;too ho,sq that the hair was simply
set and woud not come out at all. The
future jurist dug away with his fingers
until they ,were raw, but to no effect,
Hie finally .bethought himself of the
bishop's razor, andJ getting .t shaved
the pi~ f*omi nese8 to tail, Jveyne
cong atedat him upon the odjob
he hdo'due, but when the bishop ndgt
tried to shave himnself he eanle as iogi
as blehops over do to using pofA2
A Dance In the Lumber Region.
A correspondent gives the following
description of a backwoods dance in the
lumber regionof Minnesota: The woods
began to give up the young people un
til the number of couples had reached
thirty. Dress was untrammeled by
social edict. The female fanoy gave
vent to Its love of being admired in taste
ful if not always elaborated costumes,
with bits of ribbon here and there. and
an occasional artificial flower. But the
lads found a flannel shirt and no collar
quite as congenial as some sons of socie
ty find immaculate shirt fronts, incas
.ed in a low-out full dress vest. Dane.
lug pumps were strictly abjured, and he
found most favor and recognition whome
boot heel gave most frequent and liveli
est sound, a la olog-dancer. One violin
furnished the musical inspiration, and
as its manipulator sounded the strings
in the preparatory operations of tuning
up, the caller exclaimed:
"Step up now and get your numbers."
The lads, some of whom had come full
twelve miles for their night's enjoyment
stepped to the front, deposited each fif.
ty cents and received a number, i 11o11
as the patron of the tonsorial art t re
oeives a number o busy days in the
modera barber shoo Room w made
for three sets, and til caller a lied the
numbers up to twelve, he hold rs choos
ing their partners and noin the fig
ures in the square dano whi x prevail
ed to the exclusion of ev .Yt ing else.
Then the rest of the list f umbeks
were called and three more s a mado
up, and the calling comme oed over
again at No. 1 when the list i1 been
exhausted. No excessivo ace lplish
ments in the terpsichorean art, 0 es
pecial favor in the feminmno mi no
beauty or even selfishness of pe on,
permitted an undio monopoly of oitli
the floor or the company of the young
ladies. The affLir was managed with a
democracy and an unyielding justice
which might have obtained favor at soc
ial events as lofty in the scale even as
the governor's reception, snd universal
in their attendance as a policeman's
Thto p1Lay Of tho IC140itartn.
All the possible result that can be
expected from the kindergarten is play.
MUich of the success4 of the kindergarten
is negative, and consists in preventing
arini. Its positIUVe success is o imple
that. it ealinot be expected to attract
ilore ntice than, for in.stanlce, fresh
alir, pilroe water, or the ierit of a phy
sician by whose efforts a family is kept
inl good heaith. Thoughtful parents
are sutliciently aware how detrimentally
prenliatuire schooling acts upon the
8tind (evolpment of the body and
iiiid, how it deAtroy4 all the freslness
and ple'asure of learning, and how only
too freqiently it burdens a whole life
wil hI he imost. misehievous consequen
ces. The healthier i chil isl, the 1moro
its life inanifests itself in untiring ac
tivity. Pliy is the child's natural
work; in play it develops best and most
nitturally all t,he powers of body and
mind. A play child is wholly a child
a complete child, inasmuch as it ibnds
its highest -happiIIess an( purest joy iln
the full gratilleation of the inner and
outer deiands of its nature; the le
im1onis of ill-humor and evil habits can
no4)t, harm it. l',et no one think,"
says Goethe, "that le can overcome
the first impiressionis of hsis life." And,
iln sooth, they are controlling for all
siubsequent pieriods. A joy'ful, happy
childhood is like sunshine to the wvholo
lire, and is of the greatest Importance
for the complete development of thme
An Indiun Arrowv In a skull.
A young gentleman friend in Louis
ville, Kentuicky, has a ghastly curiosity.
It is a section sawed from the crown of
a huiman skull wvith an. Indian arrow
piercing its centre. Th'le pleceO of the
cranium is niot miuch larger thtan a sil
ver3j qluarter'. Theli arrowV Is eighitieen
inchies long, with a metallic heuad
hounid to the arrow with sinews. Thelm
history in the singular case Is this: A
United States soldier was one of the
garrison at Fort Craig, Newv Mexico,
and1( had1 served his time out and was
hionorably dlischlarged. He was a great
favrto wi'th) the nolenr3l,.andl was about
to depart for the Middle States when
aL hunting party was osrgaize/.d and( a
young lieutenant wvantedI him to join In
a severail (day's pursuit of pleasure.
They reached a country full of game
aufter 5' conisiderabhle ride, and,1 as the
discharged soldier and( guest was comn
p)laininmg somewhat, lie was left ini
chaIIrge of the horses and camp-luggage.
Feelig drowsy he went to sleepA
While the soldier was dIreamlig, 110
dloubt of his far-away homme, a band of
cowardly and skiul king A pachies si l)pped
iul behind a knoll ini his rear, and(,
afraid to openly attack the single sleelp
ing sentinel, one of them shot an arrow
that struck its target full centre ini the
skull and p)enetratedI the brain to a
dea lhly dlepth. The soldier never moved
nor kniew what killed hIm. My frIend's
father was the surgeon of the post,
andl hiad to sawv out a circle of theo cra
niumn containling the arrow before the
body could be confflned.
P'hoa)phorns dissolves in wa mu sweet
oil. .f thIs phosphiormed oill rubbed .*
on the face In the dark the, fea$nres ' ..
asum a hastlyappearance; anth
eZjpermener lokaMikoaWill o the
)Jhraes buttons are 1Idcib shlw
ingtheinAnto apan 'aia ie a
gint of gold and lubdIit4 .
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