OCR Interpretation


The herald. (Big Stone City, Dak. [S.D.]) 1883-1890, March 25, 1887, Image 5

Image and text provided by South Dakota State Historical Society – State Archives

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn00065152/1887-03-25/ed-1/seq-5/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

Days of the Pa*»t,
ist:
*"'1 of the past, you arc flowing forever.
!(j$^ ^.streamlets of gold to the ocean »i
6 cf your boau'y rinjis "vor and ever,
as the ijjrtit of nn U'writien rhyme.
oBt aa a y tbnt we may n»t r,-c v
urns tliut wo olifcriHIn S with lovo to
m%. i»st,
*^m of a maid on the :i|s of ber lover,
the beautiful lays .f the past.
*f*'4«faToioewhose .-»•• -'».l
era,
ich of fair lips tin. i
kisses that foil "u
QI'S
who had crossed the w,V
I
.A
i Ul.'i It.
ht wt tie
»f It*.
lid a[f:
t«c:.:*-.
tr
to rt*»
•ula tiw
I ','h, A
K
I,
1 hard,
tio% s
of tin
ar 1
iedii'
ders,
:vith
liuteil."'.
Sai -'-I'
it
irtaN of
tlyns «hadow8. whiio
keeping
»t in a fnlry-like vniie
iy of a May-time tluv
'-ping,
me wiih the stai-ir
•fvted hours.
,r winds
wheu the son^r-blrds
,di falletb softly ncros
V .vi-bretKC swept from
TC /J"18'
Wa2*.iiie in the charm of t:.
-_--.r rt» are unshadowed, II
ten,
gilds the days that
ilm- sen,
musical
veak faith still holds
ken,
._ lere1 shall moot the
-Ltiey McK
A soldier's i*i i
had just bee
a sen' i rmd :h-
"is tilled with smoke and that
Tterglow of pleasant romini-cent
always follows a good dinner
^vn:: friends have mel, old friend
3H revived, and old stone-, tol i
tVi'u' en
l"
jr
had been comrades in war.
ed under the same Hag. held
''ipolitical opinion-., and Miffered
tin', ie losses. It seemed pleasant
•'ter the lapse of year-, to ex*
experience from tm tuny chair,
best of cigars in one'?. mouth
bottle of wine at one's elbow,
joyed it keenly in their comber,
.gvd fashion told their stories
flto, drank their toast with en
licf 'j, and listened to each other's
i an eagerness of attention and
ttii.irt'j
Si 'silt ass of sympathy at once as tiov
was delightful. Innumerable
were rung upon three themes,
"Jo re the war, "the war." and
Tie war." We of the new gene
|lii easily imagine the style of
SA!
i-lei'Il
lay (i
uel iif.
tiii -bad told his
ere (OWarcl
Will'
.id:
i
lm
mittv
til tt.'lV
iU*
juid
l, we are wait
tii?
.A!
•Well.
vuur
Km smiled doprecatingly
•jire, and then bt»gau the
is soft, southern drawl
happened when
just outside of
Ss consisted of
r, :,-CS, oneAlai•amia:
t. -ami a creoi. will
''"i:-1 a tenor voi
'3 front the
ough, Orpl
ielul set un.l' 1 i
^.changed if.-.-'
ich genero,
famous cm
)i«i Camp i
n
i»'l
•iljlil
,Ui
gnzed
follow
Well,
were in
and
rk 111:
id cruel. Well, on*
a sitting ar.nmd ti.. n
th unwear ed cnthu
Is of the eaa-e, win u
ti
-!U ti
a
footstep.-
It* U
at
bf-
r"s!S'l' :jllk
tO llStCi:.
pail-.
flirt ir
can turn n: i.. 1 unt
said our Lieutenant's
^od a minute af:erward a
I man ent« red. He
Itic little bow, shook him-.eif like
and, taking oil' his large wide
disclosed a dark, square face,
i*\ dark eves, blue-black hair,
I-i *ide, firm mouth. IL- smiled
v, giving an air of great svveet
an otherwi e somber face, lie
vn on a blanket, Turkish fashion,
hoped he was not disturbing us,
en dropped his eyes meditatively
ground. Silence reigned. e
yo disconsolate to be polite, and
"snod uneasily to the slow, indetin
rings of the wind tlirough the
y liheuL.s- suddenly a new sound
iUiout"* aa of stealthy, uncertain footsteps
uji. Aytig nearer ami nearer. The new
tliu pricked up his ears, and his face
i.jjturcsti'Hn expression almost approaching
"A spy" was my iirst, illogical
,4Sion as I rose to my feet and
1 .le i
I expectantly. The flap of the tent
wind
tiled sligntly, cautiously tin
il jilii-'-'nd swept the darkened landscape
lid ined poare.l down with a rush, as
jive a tragi1' significance to what
3 happen, for—something did hap
the flap was suddenly pushed
and a goat walked in and went
(ml wi'i:'":ht to the sti inger, who received
disi
indesc ibabie tenderness of
md gesture.
Virginian, un­
icre md gesture.
rum go," sitid the
is
breath,
all
it
if
c«f
cu5dr jr. jja(j
contented our-
agreed, but
TilwhVn
w 1
staring at the strangespecta
-^liieatfd! man and a goat fondling each
|.Ystt:ia.' With uncon: marks of affection.
'.! n whiln tir4. resumed our lazv posi
clinout."
n while wi
1 any
uniVi^JMeot®. The little man signed the
otisiy.'^-to
a
in(id:I|i
remou spot, where she lay
i'* and
then, turning towards us,
as if taking up an unrejwessed
jjial'j rht
"You
-ec, boys, 1 could not
Nannie would follow me. 1
been ^o^kI
10 her. and she remetn-
to eav
,AV'rV! )o
her,
borne secretly to
and
nil through the journey
1nCir' 4ike a scoundrel, and now—well,
ihe
is."
lopped abruptly, without waiting
{nimeutk and lay down wiih a short
light. 1 iay awake several hours
after the others, wondering idly as to
the probabi« tie which bound the new
comer to the goat, but urr.v.ng r.'»
solution.
From that night Parsons and his goat i
became a subject of never-ending specu
lation to the mesa. He was very quiet
and unobtrusivo, never resenting, al-1
though contriving to evade impertinent
questions, and bearing everything with
a good-nature amounting to stupidity, i
As for the goat, she became the hapless
butt of the whole division. We called
her derisively "Miss Anna," treating
her with an amount of mock considera
tion mat made Parsons' iaitfly
glisten with appreciation.
The .-econd night after their arrival
we began to sing, as usual, when the
\':rginian rose, ami in a speech, the i
delicate humor of whi2di I shall not at
tempt to reproduce, begged that "Miss
Anna's" rest should not be broken by
our rwde ehanting. I shall never for
get the broken, tender, deprecating little
reply that came from Parsons, and how
we con-enwl at last to sing. His face
was so rapt as he sat beating time with
his forefinger and occasionally quaver
ing out an effective "Dying to-night, dy
ing to-night," which we sang as it our
very life blood were ebbing away, that!
I bewail to realign tiie absolute coward
.• oi ridieiiling a perfectly mnoi ens
i unconscious man. 1 began to try and
.lieid him from the funmakers and was
1:ually joined by Orphee, who became
Sis most ardent and eloquent partisan.
As for Parsons, he grew almost to wor
ship the handsome, sweet-voiced lad.
One luckless afternoon Parsons, Or
jihee and 1 strolled off togettier, leaving
Miss Anna" to the mercies of our mess,
but, tormented by some vague presenii
left in
ing of
no e\e-.
men, a
tight 111:
ami
Mell two
Virginian,
beautiful
it woti'd eha: 1
named, sin
ii
\v
Hs'ame
pi rati
•rmat
V orite
"Tent
!1 hli:
1
,\ard us sing n
J"'-tonc, and t!
in softly. 1.
p|Mid wnist--: i
burned
war soineii »w
'IVri'.t
t::
e
to
n
very pme
li-.'en. and
admiration,
seem
ment of evil. 1 induced my companions beg your pard
to return a little earlier than they in-' Anna?" His
tended.
fAs
we nearud tho tent my ear
eaught the sounds of derision that came
tir.iffrom our Virginian and were then
finally caught up by the others, and
ended 111 peal after peal of laughter.
We pushed eagerly in. Alas! "Miss
Anna decked out in the most ridicu
lous toggery, had neen tied between
four stakes
"driven into the ground, and
the men were engaged in pricking her
with pine burrs until the poor animal
fairly writhed in agony. In a minute
we nail freed her, ami Parsons held tho
poor bleeding creature close to his
breat. His small, square figure seemed
to 1 i.se and dilate with a eettani sense
of superior pow as he turned his
blanched face and la/.t.g eyes upon
the crowd.
"Yiu call v selves gentle,men,M he
-:iid. har-diM "\iu. who have tortured
the po
,umb, defenseless creature
.-ate. Thank iod. my mean
word is different! You have
You are all supposed to be
onurati-ie men, m-u who are
the rights of their country,
•. can aimw youixdves with
neltv Mich 10 villi have jrae.-
Jigure
tut o
goat
tjbmg
wui-pered to ln-r in soft. -.•-••'•I
tones: "Y'ou have followed me througli
thick and thin, 'Miss Ann.1 When the
owrrtow.enme. and we won? starving,
-n w ho strung 'i'.
tlu'on --li »l.o water,.ano it v. v.-nr n-d-
that k-'Ot us alive. Every tioni: n pejid
ed then on your strength. We. called
our baby after you. and when the poor
little one died it cut me cruelly -crueliy.
lie brave, 'Miss Anna,' be brave.*' am.'
ipiHtinghis cheek on "Mism Annas
I head tne tears fairly rolled out ot his
eyes.
Yankees were upon us. and we fought
like wildcats. As evening came on the
fight was suspended, and when our
nuiss met everybody was there, "Miss
Anna" included, except Parson--. We
had made tip a schemc to beg his for
giveness and to swear to be gentlemen,
at least. Each of us had a separate
speech of apology to make, expressive
of shame and eoiitritiou. When night
settled down, and Parsons did not ap
pear, we grew anxious and sat silently
around, not daring to breathe the great
fear uppermost in our minds. "Miss
Anna," too, walked up and down un
easily. sniffing the air and rubbing hei
nose against any convenient shoulder.
Ah we sat thus, our lieutenant called in
to me: "Harrison, step here a min
ute." I arose and went out a lithe mi
slead!! \. "Parsons was hurt last night
on gu 1 t'i. and has asked to see you.
(lo now, there isn't much time, I'm
afraid." He turned to lead the way.
"No use," he answered shortly, as
1
He stopped it minute, drawing in his
breath in short, quick little sobs, ami
threw out both hands with a forlorn
i gesture of abandonment.
O, great God! 1 was so lonely when
wife and babies all were dead, and 1
loved -Miss Anna' then I love her now
as the one relic left me of that beautitul,
vanished past. Then the war came,
and I tried to leave you, thinking it
would be best, but you followed me. to
be ridiculed, despised, and even tor
tured. All the conduct of the last week
breaks over me, and 1 see what a blind
fool I have been.",
"Parsons, you are to go on picket
duty to-night, and you had better start
now." called in the voice of our Lieu
tenant. The men, now thoroughly
ashamed of themselves, came nearer,
and were about to otler some heartfelt
words of apology, but Parsons turned
away, and delivering "Miss Anna"
over to Orpt.ee said, pleadingly, "if any
thing should happen to
Orphee's stricken face appeared in tho
doorwav.
Well,"I followed him to the rude hut
selected for our hospital. It was light
ed by torches, and the surgeons were
busv" with the n who had failen in
that dav's light. I:t the farthest corner
of tho room lav Pardons. 1 knelt down
hv him and took his hand. He stn led
faintly, reassuringly, and whi^icred:
"It'- not so hard it was so quick, you
know -Just a flash, a born, and then a
dull pam. Only I lay there so long,
Harrison, that' I thought everything
verv clearIv out, and I'm sorry. How
Could thos." fellows know? I am afraid
I iost my temper. I'm such a devil of a
fellow when 'I lose mv temper." he
aid, pathetically,' *'nnd, 11 s iison, I
1
men
aker.
'|Uem
:f("»qUC
W il »«c
on
grote
again
thiongli ti)'1 opening of tho
h'S face wed tijeni batdi.
turneil and moaned pitilnii
ij.-r 1 again- I' tr- .*
1,, i•. -.toiice, 1 i 1 -1 n
\, (iietei iuiiV he ^vn:iued I.'
men, his anger, everythit.:•
idserir
1
Hie,
you will
take care of her?'
Orphee's eyes tilled with tears as he
pressed the extended baud. Without
another word or look Parsons strode
oui into the dark.
"We're brutes cowardly
brutes,"
said our Virginian, disgustedly.
"I would rather face a million Yankees
than hear that man's story told in that
voico again," said anotner.
That, night was a weary one. We
could not forget the solemn iiguic, the
dark, patient face, the broken, harsh,
tender voice, and the pines above and
the river far away seemed to mingle
their grief at our cowardice and brutali
ty. Meanwhile "Miss Anna" slept
peacefully on the best blanket of the
nic-s, while we lay there speechless,
thoughtful, unhappy, even the greater
issue of the war momentarily forgotten.
With the dawn came action. The
old fellow _o Miss
o apologized ampiv for
1,is mijuiry, and 1 went in search of t.:"
men and their charge. lin y followed
me eag'-rlv, and we uuoonsciou-dy fell
into .1 procession and moved through
the door witti "Miss Anna" in our
midst. It must have been a strange
sight, a half-di.-zien men and a goat i
marching up the aile of the rude cabin, 1
but to the credit of human nature be it
said, nobody laughed or seemed to ob
serve the humorous side of the situa- 1
tion.
"M \nn:»!"
Tiie voice uroke like a sob across the
stillness, and the faithful friend pressed
el0*0 ty her master's side. The strong
men who had fa ed death so unflinch
ingly all day quivered and shrank be
fore" this new phase. Orphee looked
white iips murmured o' I ygouo days,
of baby hand*, and te-.: ,e'., wifely kisses,
-mVs Ann... the voiw began
I a^ain. weaklv, "ti boys all know and
I 1 "ve her ami then suddenly rceollcet
i ing. turned lus eves on the.inanlv. beard-
ed l'ait s irouud him. and u :oed tlieir
-.st eves then with the old frank
le (»f appneiation lie muttered:
ing to-nigli'. dving tfv!v.
1 Orphee."
The rivel .1 an.l tiie- w:n
•.led airily thr»ugii
but di.-Mi.'t and
1
th
chorus, and tne
sobbed out 011
thor, cohi 1::: till
sorrowlul
rose the
of Oinh. e. that sweet, high tenor,
:. i :. 1!
0-01.U
s ha
v
icld .!•
brea1-:
cl.
..^ wound 1 man turned on the 1011
r, the surgeons de.-i-t-'d from th
...•k, and one lutie fallow, his brea
n»t to pieces, ciosst
."dy, siirrcd by the
lies
ni-.'lf involti'
owful swe
-mi go...
A .'.I Pars poke
bo\i" 'Mi-s A 10.
sweetheart coif '. ou tin
me now, God bn -, 'Miss A..I.a."
*o i ::er, trn.
And we said il with him.
"Amen," he answered, solemnly, and
w.tli a. spusm of pain he washing
there qui1' -miling tender!}. a- of
old, with Anna'' close to his
breast.
"And 'Miss Anna?" asked the Ikh'.
"Was shot down the next morning 1:1
the lirst charge."
1 '1*11 ere w a- Mience for a few minutes,
and then Harrison raised his
glass
This simple iutlepian has been adopt
e| by a large lirm ot bouse decorators,
and lias been by them introduced into
some very handsome houses. A pretty
variation may be made by leaving
heading above the hem in which tin
stick is^insertcd. In tins form, the littU
strips of wood have even found theii
way iuto the parlor.-Marion Fv&Ut
Wufihburne, wt Uuvd Jlmsckecpmg*
n -1 io 1! mdwriting:.
i showed a letter one tlay to u lady
who was thought to be a great authority
on such matters. She loaded the hand
writing with every species of a bine.. It
was the writing of a bad-tempered
man. of a stupid man, of an ignorant
man there could bo no relieving feat
ure whatever in such handwriting as
that. And now, madam," I said,
"will vou look at the signature." It
was the signature of Maeauley. So, if
you wish to obtaiu an opinion worth
having respecting the ownership of
handwriting.it is far best for you lo
Obtain a skilled opinion. You are not
obliged to believe tho expert any more
than if you are upon a jury, ami it be
comes peculiarly ititlieult to believe
when two experts are ^wearing hard
against one another. Nevertheless, ti
the opinion of an expert will not lu 1
you, there is no opinion on which you 1
can safely go. A very remarkable case
of identification of handwriting came
to my knowledge some time ago. A
gentleman had offered a very large sum
of nionev lor the discovery of a mar
riage r-'gister, the production of whi
wa? htgnly necessary in a heavy litig
tion. A clergyman from the counire
wrote to say that the missing register
liad turned up in the vestry box of his
parish. A solicitor and a well-known
expert were sent down to examine the
document. The clergyman showed
them the marriage register, and after a
protracted examination they all wont
to lunch. Then an opinion decidedly
unfavorable to the genuineness of the
document was delivered by the expert
in handwriting. It was quite modern
handwriting, and did not possess the
comparative antiquity claimed for it.
"Then, how iu the world did it get
there?" asked the viear. The expert
had diligently examined the vicar's
handwriting in his own note, and said
quietlv: "Why, you forged it yourself."
Tne unhappy parson, being threatened
with highly penal cotisequeuces, fled
the country. I am sorry to say any
thing against the cloth, but many of
mv rentiers will recognizee this as a true
story. The moral is that if it is really
necessary to trace and expose an anony
mo»is communication you had better
use the best available means for doing
so. 0 u do a «Soc aty.
SaTeil ly n TJeetle.
in the vear ITtKi a young man cl
about 30 sought refuge in the neighbor
hood of Bordeaux. Threatened with
transportation bv the Republican party,
on account of his Koyali.^t pro h\itie,
he fled to country, where lie devoted
himself v, t1. ardor to the pur-11-, of his
favorite ience---cntomoiogv One
da», having ventured too near the town.
1 he fell into the hands of a troop of
i fanatical "nulvio's," who
him
and con'
later he
Sad pti'
.ie toil'
i \.'cut i'
11.
VV .' .:
r!st.
Sing it.
u
spirr.-.
:u.m Wi
pectin
1 he. b*
the c*
s' ance-.
s'
and
i looked wistfully around, Iu an instant
the o-iassis were relilletl, ami. with rev
erently bowed heads and hu-he I tones.
the whole room drank to the memory
of "Miss Anna."
1 Substitute loj' fit i a i ik Poles.
at bedrooti
For hanging curtains
windows, don use heavy poles am, 1
rings, it the draperies are of lace, mu.
lin,°or oilier light material. U i* ol
vious, onee tne atteniion is ilirecu^l tc I
it, the support is strong out of all pro
portion to the thing to be supported
ami this is contrary to all deeorativt
canons.
The very prettiest and simplest sub
stitute is a narrow strip of pine wood,
such as is commonly put into the lowei
hem of Holland shades. On these strips
the lace or muslin is to be- gathered.
They cost two or three cents each, am*
can be, had at anv place where shades
and curtains are sold. A hem almosi
half an inch wider than the stick shoulc
be made in the top of the curtail:
goods, and the stick inserted, the full
ness being evenly distributed along it.
A space of half an inch should be iefi
bare at each end, and small shinglt
nails, one at each end, driven througL
into the window frame The nail.'
should not be driven in up lo tlieii
heads, but left a little free, so that they
may be easily removed when the timt
comes for washing the curtains.
serteu him
Six hours
ath, for he
:\tni
M'litei
coiife
lllOi 1
"Wiiii
r'.e i oi
r, wle
unit 1
ic. which-
he i,.cl n !i,u..p!
while 1! ..slerweni on t..lk.i:,' :i.' pin
ned it, v. 1 a pacience -ec. ev.
1 he. bottom ot a rk, win -ii he i.t.er
wnrdn stuck in th" inoutli "1 a bottle of
*J no jailer not ic tiie opera*
saving any thing, and, sus
iger. lie took the bottle, and.
iraigiit to the President of
and reported the cireum
sjo sooner hati tiie latier ce
pietl the rare, lu-etlc than he hastened to
the prison cell, where soon afterward.-,
lost to till atound them, 1I10 two ento-
nu'dogists became absorbed in
Mrs. Harriett Iteooher Stowe.
Considering that she is 75 years of
age. Mrs. S owe is in a condition of ex
cellent health. This, it may be assumed,
is due in part to the Peeeher constitu
tion but it is also a result of settled
habits of physical exercise. Iwice a
day regularly'shc walks abroad for an
hour or more, and between times she is
ajrt to be more or less out of doors. The
weather must be unmistakably prohibi
tory to keep her housed frmn morning
till night. Not infrequently her after
noon sti*]l takes her to the. house of her
son, the Rev. Charles E. Stowe.. two
miles away, in the north pait of the
citv. So long as the season admit.* of it.
she inclines to get off the paveiin-nt it.to
the fields, and she is not afraid to
climb over or under a fence. As one
would infer from her writings, she is
extremely fond of wild flowers, and
from early sprittg to late autumn invar
iably comes iu with her hands full of
them. To It friend who mether lately
on one of her outings, she exhibited a
spray of leaves, and pas-ed on with the
single disconsolate remark, 'Not a flower
1 lind.'as if she had fs»iled in her
object.
can
As
a general thing she prefers
to be unaccompanied on her walks.
She moves along at a good pace, but-
so to speak—quietly, with her bead bent
somewhat forward, and at times so
wrapped in thought as to pass without
.... twhnm k!u» know*.
recognition people whom she know
even when saluted by them. Yet she
will often pause to talk with children
whou she see at their sports, *"d «nvuse
both herself and them by kindfy in
quiries about their affairs—the gatae
thev are ]daving. or what not. A few
days since she stopped a litilo girl of
the writer's acquaintance who was per
forming a rather unfeminine feat of
riding a bicycle, and had her show how
she managed the mount and dismount,
etc.. while she looked on laughing and
applauding. It is very much her waj
in making her pedestrian rounds to
linger and watch workingmeu employed
in their various crafts, and to enter into
conversation with them —always rn a
manner to give them pleasure. She
said recently "1 keep track of all the
new houses going up in town, and 1
have talked with the men who are
building iue-* of the -Author*
Home.
1
s .incrhiiiK Propped.
A of Par-ou Davi combe
nation tells a good story on a local slug
g"r at Fort Keogh, Montana- a tall,
broad-chested Cornish miner, who had
i o'ten ann.Mined his intention of killing
Sullivan it he. ever met hint the
-ouared ring. The miner's opportunity
came, a «hort time ago. He had been
oiled and rublied down ami sweated
until the local sports thought him in
splendid trim to meet the invincible
1 mauler from Boston. On the night the
i Sneedy eombination tirrived jH Fort
1
nv-r-.
herth.
and
1
I 'i .. rate
Keogh Suilivan was told that the Cornish
miner had been eating raw beef all that
day and wui ready to put on the gloves
with him as soon as tiie show began
Suiliva.n announced incidentally that
it would give him much pleasure to cat a
pudding before midnight* and paid no
further attention to the matter untd it
came time for him to appear on the
stage. Tho miner was in the hall when
the curtain rolled up and so were his
friends. After witnessing several friend
ly bouts between the 1o.-mT lights of the
combination. Sneedy was informed that
the tJornish pugilist was awaiting his
turn.
"Who docs ho want to tight? asked
the manager of the troupe
"Sullivan, of cour.-e," V' :i :'u i
dozen men in chorus.
"Well, send him up here," shouteo
Sheedy, with a broad grin.
The miner loped up the aisle ami
clambered upon the stage. He wore a
red flannel shirt, cotton drawers and
pair of Sioux moccasins. Sullivan
came out of the wings a moment later,
and then the two men shook bands in
a perfunctory way and took their
positions. The miner struck out with
his right, but failed to hit anything.
Then ho used his left with no bettei
i success, and finally launched both list
i at his adversary. Sullivan let the Cor
nish man have his own way for tw
rounds, but in the third round th.
champion rapped the red undershirt
until its owner's eyes bulged out lil
hickory riuts. The miner struggled on,
however, until lie caught a rignt-hami
or under the jaw, and then he, lell ovet
sound asleep. i.en lie awoke, Iif tecs
I minute.-? later, he rolled upon hi* sub
and looking wearily into oi
disgu-t--d b.u-ker, munimn
"Didn't I te1! i i he
fall o' l'ocK in t.K i
T:
Chicngo lb:ra il
.-lo!- -.sg"
«-i 1 it i. I,itt1o lltark Itoy*
"When wen* np tiie (V»ngo ai
.-.•Tided the star ••:. at Stanley Falls.
ud Ilenry M. Maniey." 1 found in th*
Is of the Aran- -J.hfvocaptives when:
into .slavery. Th
RUtfermg for food,
were in a starving
then. re juanv
eig of tie
ud be:• g5 them-of
i apiece.
h,ain
tiiey had dragged
tior wivtehes were
and many of them
comliikm Anion"
little boys
)iojr
little 1 iow-
u
longed conversation on scientific topics,
after which they parted as the best
friends. Tnat* beetle had saved the
prisoner's life He ree ivi from the
President pecuniar}' assistance, letters
of recommendation, and tiie best testi
monials as to his Republican sentiments.
The liberated man was none other than
Latrcille, the celebrated natural his
torian. —Mannnjl
the Arabs tor a hamlkerciiu
'l'lie handki-rchicIm co.-t a penny and a
half each in Manche.-ter, and 0 1 ot
taineil the little n oas very cheaply.
txjk them becau.-- I vvisheil to savi
them, and as th« y were almost cerium
l,ro" jjjj, ,,f ,,iar% tioa the Arabs w r. vn
_.ig to sell them at almost any pi.c
"The iiltl" fellows, who were trotu
to 1- year- of age, were w.ih me in my
steamer when I went down the rive-t
again. I ibutcd them, two or three
together, ar, .g the stations, directing
the agent- to in-truct them, show them
how to work, and to endeavor as tin y
grew up to make civilized voting fellow/
of them. They nil came from lh
Biyerro River, and as I did not know
their language I could not communi
cate with them. Soon after I left for
Europe.
"Last summer when Sir I* raneis du
VVinton returned from the Congo he
brought one of these boys with him,
The lad is a bright fellow about Hi years
old, and he has been with me since he
came to England. As he had learned
the1 Swalii language I could readily
converse with him, and lie also speaks
a good deal of English now. 1 was sur
prised to find him able to tell me &
great deal about his tribe and alxiut
Their legends. Having some leisure tlii&
summer I wrote out the interesting in
formation and the bits of folk lore ht
was able to give mu.
"By and by this boy will return to
the Congo, and he will probably be sent
back among ids own people. Do you
not think that penny and a halt invest
ment was a good thing for the Congo
StateP Noue of those eighteen little fel
lows could have survived had
Kate Pi
I
eld must have
left
tiiem in the hands of the Arabs. But
we saved them to train them up sis tne
friends and missionaries of the new or
der of things on the Congo."—JV. K
^un.
some scheme
upon whit she wishes to secure favor
aole Congressional action. It is men
tioned that neroccasional dinnerparties
at the Arlington Hotel in Washington
are the delight of the exclusive circle
whom that
invitations.
brilliant woman honors with

xml | txt