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Stranger here? Yet: crane from Vermont,
Rutland county. You've hean tell
Mebbe oi the town of GranvllleT
Yon born there? Nol 8ho Well, well!
Yon was born at Granville, wai yon?
Tnen yon know Elkha Brown.
Him as runs the old meat market
At the lower end of town.
Well, well, well, born down in Granville,
And out here ao far away.
Stranger, I'm homesick already,
1 hough it's but a we-k to-day
Since I left uy good wife atandin
Out there at tne kitchen door,
Sayin' she'd ask God to keep me,
And her eyes were running o'er!
You must know old Albert Withers,
Henry Bell an d Ambrose Cole J
Enow tnem all? And born In Granville,
Well, well, well, God ble 8 my soul.
Shol You're not old Isaac's nephew,
L,&ac Green, down on the flat,
Isaac's oldest nephew Henry?
Well, I'd never thought of that.
Have I got a hundred dollars
I could loan you tor a minute.
There's my wallet J Just that in it,
Hold on, though, you have ten, mebbe,
You could let me ketp. you ate
I might chance to need a little
Betwixt now and half past three.
Ten: 1 hat's it ; you'll ow e me ninety;
Brinsr U round to tbe hotel.
So you're old friend Isaac's nephew?
Born in Granville! fehol Well, well.
What! policeman! did you call me? .
Thai's a rabcal Roing there?
Well, sir, do you know I thought so,
And I played him pretty fair;
Hundred dollar bill I gave him
Counteritit and gothistenl
Ten ahf ad. No! jou don't tell me!
This bad, too? Sho! bold again!
0 heart ol mine, is our estate
Our sweei estate of joy assured?
It came eo s ow It came so late,
Br ught by such Ditter pains endured;
Bare we forgi t those sorrows sore
And think that they will come no more?
With tearful eyes I scan my face,
And doubt ho v he can find it fair;
Wistlul, 1 watch each charm and grace
I see that other women wear;
Of all the secrets of love's lore,
1 know but one to love him more.
I see each day he grows more wise,
His life is broader far than mine;
I must hi lacking iu hiseyes
In many things where others shine.
0 heart I can we thus less restore
To him by timply loving more?
1 often see upon hi? brow
A look half tender acd half stern;
His thoughts are far away, I know,
To fathom them 1 vainly yearn.
But naught is ours that went belore
0 heart 1 we can but love him more.
1 sometimes tbiuk that he had loved
An older, deeper love, apart
From this which later, feebler moved
His soul to mine. O heart ! O heart !
What can we do' This hurteth sore.
Nothing, my Heart, but love him more!
Hden'Hwni Jackson.
Mabel's Calico.
"Do you really care for him?"
As Mabel's mother asked the question,
ehe looked at Mabel sharply through
her spectacles, flashing like two candles
searching a room. Mabel blushed. A
tinge of color came to her clear, pure
complexion, delicate as the pink tint
touching a morning glory.
The old lady said nothing, but gave a
sigh in her heart that nobody heard,
and there was a little moisture bedewing
her glasses, evaporating unseen as a
daisy; tear after rain.
"Poor thing 1 1 pity her," was the
thought in the motherly heart.
"But mother," said Mabel with sudden
energy, "I don't want to deceive Frank
Winthrop. He thinks probably that we
are rich. So we. were until that letter
came last week and said our property
was virtually gone through that venture
in western stocks. What is the result?
We must go out of our parlor, and letting
it, sit in the back sitting-room. I must
exchange silk for calico. We must give
up our -ervants, and I must go to the
door. I am rejoiced to do it rather than
be in debt, and glad to do anything rath
er than have you inconvenienced.
Mabel was calmer now, but her face
betrayed her emotion like window-panes
that show the warm flashes of fire-light
""I don't think Frank Winthrop has
'been paying me attentions for the sake
of our reputed wealth. To begin with,
he don't need it. Theyay his European
business to which he exiled himself so
long, has brought him a fortune. I should
despise him if he were after any money,
out then you know we have been consid
ered rich, and if a person is attentive to
me, I want him to understand the exact
situation of affairs.
"And mother," declared Mabel, speak
ing with still greater energy, "I will give
Frank to understand it to-night. He is
calling every day, and he shall know
how we are situated. I will be frank,
.and he may stop his calls, if he wishes
.Mabel ' aalutally t fine face Was still
more attractive in iti excitement. If
Frank Winthrop could have seen Mabel
then! something interesting might have
happened as conversation. Impulsive
"But but it will -be hard," said
Made, her face losing its look of resolute
pride and her lip quivering. "I sup
pose 1 can't help thinking so much of
The proud queen was only a tender
hearted girl after all.
"My dear, dear child," said motherly
Mrs. Haven, and she took Mabel right
to her bosom, and cried over and with
"There, there, mother,1' said Mabel, I
did mot mean to let my feelings out, but
yo. know, dear Posy," calling her moth
er by a pet name and kissing the cheek
ehe was patting, "I can't keep anything
from you."
"Always tell me, darling. Don't lock
up your heart to me."
"I can't mother. You carry the key
to it."
"But, Mabel, dear, answer
one thing. Has Frank fully
committed himself? Has he said any
thing definite?"
The fire-light came crimson now to
;the window-pane and Mable blushed
"Only only a few little foolish things.
But, Posy, don't ask any thing more.
Here's another kiss for the dearest old
lady in the world. Now, I will run. For
Frank will be here this evening, and
Posy, the martyr is going to receive him
justas our situation makes it appropriate.
1 will drees in calico. I will go to the
door. I will take him into the sitting
.room, and I will be frank."
"Mind yon don't get him into the
kitchen in your eagerness, and there he
he frank with Bridget"
"Don't you worry, Posy!" Ana Mabel
as ehe ran away, let a sweet, musical
laugh out of her throat which was like
.the escape of an imprisoned bobolink.
Posy and ehe did look like a big,
sweet posy, with that stiU .fair, rosy free
inside a white lac cap-Posylaoghea.
When alone. Poav cried.
"A few little foolish things only!
These men! They don't know how
much definite trouble their indefinite
remarks make. I know how it is." Yes,
Posy's heart had not forgotten the flut
ter "a few little foolish things" had once
made in her heart
Half after seven, the door-bell went
"iinele.iinele.itnele!" Mable heard it,
and her heart beat so that it seemed as if
it must be that doer-bell vibrating with
"I'll go, mum," said Bridget, coming
out of the kitchen and bringing with her
a warm, fragrant smell of apples stewing
on the stove. "Ye know, mum, I can't
go much more for ye." She had already
received notice of the change contem
plated in the household economy.
"What's the mather with that bell,
shure? Let me go?"
"No, thank you. Bridget," and the
martyr resolutely proceeded to the front
door. The gossiping little newsboy, who
came'alone at half alter seven, and ai
most invariably had seen at Mrs. Haven's
door a man's Ptove ppe hat, could have
easiJy guessed what the matter was with
the bell. Mabel opened: tne door,and
there was Frank Winthrop.
Now Frank had come with feeling not
wholly unlike Mabel s, while different,
for he meant to "explain." Me was
about thirty. He had been away from
home for years, tie had come back rich
and handsome two irresistible magnets
but he was speedily stigmatized as an
old bach. The magnet refused to be
magnetized. All the girls had thrown
out a fishing lines to him, but Frank re
fused to nibble. However, he did seem
to fancy Mabel Haven when she came
nome irom tne sea-siae m Bepiemrjer.
"Well," said Fanny Slicer, "I see that
one person seems to please Frank Win
throp, and that is Mabel Haven. He
need not think to get her. She is awful
wealthy. Besides, she has had plenty of
better offers, and she won,'ttake him. He
needn't storm that castle.'
However, Frank meant to storm that
castle. Mabel's sense, her fine mind,
her principles, pleased Frank, and then
there was so 'ething else that interested
him. Call it 'affinity," call it "counter
part," call it anything you wish. The
fact was that he took to Mabel, and he
never had taken to any one else; not
even Fanny Slicer, with eyes blue and
sparkling as sapphires. He was now at
an outer gate of the castle, namely Mabel's
front door, and Mabel opened it her
self! "He must think this means something.
No servant!" thought Mabel. "Ah!"
thought Frank. "This is a good omen!
Come herself to receive me! Hang those
servants! Always round! So far, so good!"
"Good evening, Mr. Winthrop."
"Ah! good evening, Miss Haven
Chilly evening."
"Yes; come m won't you? And walk
this way, please."
He hung upon the hat-tree the stove
pipe that had long been the news-boy's
admiration, and followed Mabel into the
trim, snug little sitting-room.
"Well, he will think it queer not to go
into the parlor," thought Mabel. "Anoth
er favor, reflected Frank. "Eight into
the family sitting-room ! Humph ! Just
the place to ask the question in. Is it
not cosy? If the old lady now will not
come down J"
Posy, though, was about folding her
sweet petals m sleep, up stairs.
"Sit down, Mr. Winthrop. Is it not
unpleasant out? Take this arm-chair
and be comfortable."
"It is a bit rainy, Miss Haven, but you
are very cosy indoors."
Then Mabel sat down and stroked her
lap with her hands as much as to say,
"There, Mr. Winthrop, what do you
think of calico?" Is it suicidal?"
I do not think Mable was aware how
becoming her calico dress was to her. It
was only a print that you can buy for a
dozen pennies a yard. It had a white
background with little blue forget-me-nots
opening their timid faces in every
direction. At her throat, Mable wore a
cross of gold, half hidden beneath a tiny
clustre of real ferns. There was no other
ornaments about her person. Stop ! she
did carry in her soft brown hair a white
tea-rose. That was all.
"He will miss my gay silks," thought
Mabel," and fancy I am sobering down
to a convent dress."
"Doesn't she look well ? This must be
to please me. I said something one
night about certain fine calico-effects
you could produce; she is charming."
That was Frank's inward comment.
They finished their talk about the
weather. They took in pieces the ser
vice at the church, the previous Sunday.
They went ail through the choir. They
discussed the evening concert and dis
sected a lyceum-lecture. All the while,
Mable was evidently embarassed. 8he
naared the important subject and then
retreated like a sea-bather about to take
his first dip and hating to encounter the
big billows tumbling over into surf.
At last, Mabel thought she would
take to the' icy water at once,
and the biggest billow might come
first. Did did, you say business was
"Oh, no, I did not say so, Miss
"I forgot, Mr. Winthrop. You did not
speak of it, but I was thinking of it.
Things with us have changed very much
within ten days. Mother thought she
was rich the first of the month, but al
most all her property has now gone, so
her agents have written her."
"What if they have?" thought Frank.
"I know where more money can be
"People must not think us wealthy,"
continued Mabel. "I could give but lit
tle to the collector for the Woman's
hospital, yesterday, and I bad to tell him
how it was. I wish to be frank." Her
caller could no longer stand it. Her face
in her excitement was handsomer than
ever. Not only was her beauty a charm
but her honesty won Frank completely.
Seeing the drift 6f her words, he sud
denly exclaimed, "Dear Miss tiear, dear
Mabel, you said you wished to be frank.
Add a little letter to that word and say,
"I wish to be Frank's?"
Out in a moment! And what could
Mabel say, when her hands were sud
denly imprisoned in a firm but tender
grasp? She cried, of course and why
do curtains drop at the wrong moment?
It is enough to say that the parlor was
never let, as it was needed for the recep
tion of wedding callers, and Bridget still
helps in the family.
After a careful trial lor two years, and
a study of the experience of others, Mr
F. R. Carskadon, of West Virginia, states
that the capacity of the'land for supwert
ing stock, is at least doubled by the use
of ensilage.
senator VeorfcftM d 2?2f
Keatmaky Bafora tba FnU Tfcaaaaaaa
Cincinnati Enquirer.
The recent great speech delivered by
Senator Voorhees, of Indiana,- in the
Johnson murder case at Greenville,
Tenn., was very similar to his effort in
defense of Congressman Phil Thompson,
tried at Haxrodsburg, Ky., some three
years ago, for the killing of Walter Davis
for the alleged seduction of the defend
ant's wife. The two cases were almost
identical, although the provocation for
Johnson to commit homicide was much
greater than in the Thompson-Davis
tragedy. Senator Voorhees was followed
at the conclusion of his vindication ol
Thompson by Jerry K. Morton, now cir
cuit judge of the Lexington (Ky.) district,
in a speech which for elegance of diction
force of illustration, and argument has
probably never been excelled in this
country. Mr. Morton represented the
prosecution the wife, and children and
friends cf the slain while the Tall Syca
more's plea was in behalf of the slayer.
Senator Voorhees dwelt at some length
on the sanctity of home and the invio
late nature of the domestic relations. He
quoted holy writ to show that the
adulterer must die, and concluded with
a touchingly beautiful peroration in
which he declared that Phil Thompson,
by shooting Walter Davis, not only
maintained his own honor and that of
his family, but pursued the only proper
course, and represented the highest
type of Christian civilization. The ad
dress of the eloquent Hoosier statesman
made a profound impression upon the
judge, jury, and crowded court-room, and
when he sat down the hum of admira
tion was heard on all sides. Then Jerry
R. Morton stood beside the court. He
was an insignificant looking limb of the
law when contrasted with Voorhees. He
began very calmly with a little anecdote,
and as he proceeded with the story so
impressive and appropriate to the case
the reporters, of whom the writer was
one, laid down their pencils in utter
wonderment; the crowd listened tearful
ly, and the silence was so painful that
everyone might almost Hear his own
heart throb. That illustration was a
whole speech in itself, pronounced great
er and more convincing to intelligent,
Christian men than all the skillful word
paintings of Senator Voorhees. It has
often been a matter of regret that
Judge Morton's prefatory anecdote was
not pub ished at the time. It has never
been in type, but it is indelibly stamped
upon the minds of those who heard it.
The story was as follows:
"Gentlemen of the Jury: The learned
lawyer and statesman from Indiana who
has' just addressed you has said with
much vehemenc3 that Phillip Thomp
son in shooting Walter Davis vindicated
his manhood, maintained the sanctity of
his domestic fireside, and represents the
highest type of Christian civilization.
How can I better indicate mv disapprov
al of such conclusions than by a story
taken from real life ? The hero (for he
was indeed a hero) lived in New Orleans.
He was an eminent lawyer and states
man, and a respected citizen of Louisi
ana. Among his richest blessings were
a wife and tnree lovely children. In an
evil hour his wife listened to the siren
voice of a man other than her husband.
He coiled about her his hellish meshes.
She became a victim of his lust, and
abandoned husband, children, all, to flee
with her betrayer. The wronged hus
band did not follow the destroyer of his
happiness and shoot him down like a
log. His home was blighted by the cruel
scandal, but he bore his wrongs like a
Christian. Soon the erring wife was de
serted by the villain who had ruined
her, and on bended knees she sought her
husband. He would not allow lier to
contaminate his pure little ones, but he
kindly agreed to provide for her in a
suitable retreat. His fireside was no
longer one of contentment and happi
ness. To blot out as far as possible the
memory of the awful wrong, he sold all
his property, with his children sailed for
England, and is to day the greatest law
yer in the English nation that man was
Judah P. Benjamin, Every year a liber
al sum of money goes to the support of
nis wue, ior no matter now oaaiy snenas
acted, no matter how much reproach she
has brought upon herself and those she
loved, yet the husband never foraot that
once she was his pure, loving, devoted
wife, and wa3 the mother of his children.
Now, gentlemen of the jury, I appeal to
you which of these two men, Philip
Thompson or Judah P. Benjamin, typi
fies the highest Christian civilization ?r
It was with difficulty that the applause
which greeted Mr. Morton's vivid simile
could be suppressed. 'The rest of his
speech, and, indeed, all the speeches,
seemed tame and without flavor.
French Election Expenses.
London News.
It has been calculated that the ap
proaching elections will'cost the munici
pality of Paris about 16,000. This sum
will include the salaries of 'special
officials, as well as all disbursements for
stationary and materials; and seeing that
there will be 652 polling places thirty
eight deputies to be selected the total
amount does not appear to be excessive.
Each polling place will be attended by
six scrutineers each of whom will have
his own table, with two lamps upon it
There will, therefore, be in all 3,912
scrutineers, 3,912 tables, and 7,824 lamps,
and it is estimated that 12,388 chairs will
be required. There will also be needed
652 urns, and 652 arm chairs for the
overseers of the polling places. The hire
of all this furniture will, it is supposed,
cost 150,000 francs, andthe lamps are ex
pected to consume about 16,000 francs
worth of oil. The small articles of sta
tionery that will be needed are as fol
lows: 1,804 penknives, 652 pairs of
scissors, 652 paper piercers, 3,912 ink
stands, 1,304 pieces of india rubber, 6y
520 penholders, 2,608 black pencils, 2,606
red pencils, 2,608 blue pencils, 1,500
needles, 652 twists of red thread, and 35
pounds of pins. The quantity of ink that
is likely to be used has not been official
ly, estimated. At one pint per polling
place it would, however, amount to more
than forty gallons. Neither is there any
detailed estimate made for paper, books,
and printing. Refreshments on a scale
harmonious with the precepts of republi
can simplicity, will be provided for the
scrutineers at the rate of 3 francs worth
each; but these officials will have to
work all night, and it is doubtful wheth
er they will find time to swallow their
modest half-crown supper, in which case
the municipality will, we suppose, be the
gainer. The aims and objects of the 1,
304 wooden bowls, are not specified.
Can it be that these mysterious utensils
are destined to contain the slippers of
the scrutineers? or are they intended
merely to serve as receptacles for the
pins, pens, and pieces of India rubber?
Denver Tribana.
A few-weeks ago the well-modulated
voice of the school mistress of the Lyon
school said "noon" in its usual calm
tonee,-nd the usual wild rush for edi
bles followed the magic word. As an
eight-year-old boy thrust his hand into
his dinner basket and drew out a bottle
of milk the vicious warning of the dead
ly rattlesnake was heard from the depths
of the dinner basket Down went the
basket with a crash and in the fragments
of a shattered pie-plate his snakeehip
coiled himself while its busy tail made
the air vibrate with its angry song, and
that song was quickly re-echoed. From
every corner of the schoolroom came the
fearful warning, and it was seen thaC at
least half a dozen snakes had come to
school. A wild scene of terror and con
fusion ensued. The usually suave and
self-contained schoolmistress made a
hasty leap and loud shriek, the double
effort landing her on top of the highest
desk in the room. Her example in both
leap and shriek was speedily followed,
and the new pupils were left in posses
sion of the floor. A very babel of cries
and screams announced that the school
mistresB and elder girls were in consul
tation as to how to get rid of the undue
amount c-f serpents that had so suddenly
possessed them. In the midst of this
effective discussion a ten-year-old boy
succeeded in forcing a side window open,
and falling out, soon made his appear
ance with a formidable club with which
he dispatched the snakes in rotation.
There were found to be five of the dead
ly rock variety. After the coast was ap
parently clear again, the demoralized
school settled down as best they could
to their dinners, when across the thres
hold came in gathering folds what look
ed liked the king of all rattlesnakes, and
making for the centre of the apartment,
coiled himself in a bunch as large as a
half bushel, while his note of anger filled
the room with its diabolical music and
the hearers with a sickening dread. The
desks were again resorted to, but this
time the terror was to great for cries or
shrieks, A trembling horror seemed to
possess all, while the glittering bead-like
eye of the huge reptile seemed to fasci
nate with its scintillating glances. Just
then thewelcomerollof wagon wheels
was heard on the road, on the margin
of which the schoolhouse stood. It
broke the spell of horror, and shriek
after shriek on all scales of the gamut re
sounded from the building. In a mo
ment or two the burly form of a stalwart
ranchman filled the doorway. He took
in the situation at a glance. A quick
spring to the roadside and back, and the
glittering terror lay writhing beneath a
heavy boulder. It proved to be five and
one-half feet in length and carried four
teen rattles. There was no more school
that day, and the house and the grounds
for half a mile around have been relig
iously searched every morning by that
school mistress before she opens school
The .Proceedings of Their Twenty-Sixth An
nual Session.
The twenty-sixth annual sesion of the
grand lodge of Good Templars met in Rep
resentative hall at the state hcu3?, in To-
Grand Worthy (Jhief Templar, Hon. P.
S. Loof baurrow, of R'ley county, called
the lodge to order. The following officers
were found present:
Grand worthy chief templar, Hon. P. 8.
Loof bourrow; grand worthy counselor, A.
D. Billings; grand worthy vice templar,
Mrs. . Jfi. Wiihiord; grand secretary, Ada
H. Peck; grand treiHUi-er, L. Brown; grand
chaplain, Rev. G. S. Dearborn; grand mar
anal, James A. Troutman; grand guard,
Mrs. 8 M. Loof bourrow; grand sentinel,
E. Y. Dollenmayer.
The grand lodge degree was conferred
upon the new members. The reports of the
grand officers were a prominent feature of
tae first day's session. The G. W. S.'a re
port shows the order to be in a prosperous
condition, forty-six new lodges having
been added during the year, showing a
gain in membership of nearly 1,500.
The reports from the various lodges of
the, with but oue exception, showed a very
healthy condition.
During the second days session the fol
lowing among other resolutions was
Resolved, That we recognize the W. O.
T. TJ. as one of the strongest forces in our
state against the liquor traffic and to
strengthen the bonds ol unity, and to ex
press our appreciation of their work, we
send a fraternal delegate to their next an
nual meeting.
T. B. Bdraaree, of Kentucky, being in at
tendance at this session of the Grand lodge,
acted as R.W. CtT. and installed the f al
lowing officers for the ensuing year.
Grand Worthy Chief Templar Miss
Amanda Way.
Grand Worthy Councellor James
Grand Worthy V:ce Templar Mrs. 8. M.
Grand Secretary Miss Ada Peck.
Grand Treasurer L. Brown.
Grand Chaplain Rev. Dearborn.
Grand Marshal Jas. A Troutman.
D. Grand Marshal Mrs. N. B. Williford.
G. W. A. Secretary Mrs. James Trout
man. G. Sentinel Geo. E. Dougherty.
Grand Guard A. D. Billings.
P. W. O. T. P. S. Laof boKirrow.
Supt. Juvenile Templars Mrs. A. A.
' The Grand ledge then adjourned to meet
in the first Tuesday in Ootober, 1883.
The TaUefl Mmn of Paraguay.
Pll Mall Gazette.
If the Entayo Medico, of Caracas, a
journal unearthed by the JLancet, may be
Deiievtxi, Uiw seeming uujnjsmuuiiijr vi a
tailed man need no longer prove a stum
bling block to the would be evolution
ists. In the last issue to hand of this
print the following paragraph occurs:
"There has just been an interesting
discovery in Paraguay of a tribe of In
dians furnished with tails. One day a
number of workmen belonging to Tacura
Tayn were engaged in cutting grass,
when their mules were attacked by Guy
acugan Indians, and some of them kill
ed. The workmen pmisued them, and
succeeded in capturing a little boy of 8
years of age. He was taken toSenor
Francisco Gobrochoe at Poeedas, and it
was then discovered that he had a tail
ten inches long. The boy says that he
hasa brother who has a tail aslong-as
his own, and that all the tribe have
tails." There are clearly no half maas
ures about these tails, and if boys of 8
have them ten inches long there is no
saying what may be the length of the
tail of a full grown man. It would have
added to the interest of this information
if we had been further told how the
tails are worn whether proudly aloft
like that of a colly or in the downcast
manner of a cow.
The clothing of a deceased resident
of Atlanta was stolen from his house the
other day while he was being conveyed
to tile grave.
Hew xorJclva.
Let child or woman fall overboard and
a doien men are ready to spring, after
and rave them. That is bravery, but it
is bravery born in impulse. Let human
face appeal at the window of a burning
building and adozen men will risk their
lives in the effort to extend help. That
is bravery, but it is bravery born of pity
and excitement Let man but hear the
cry of woman in peril, and he will rush
to her rescue and deliver her at any cost.
That is bravery, but it is the bravery of
honor and chivalry. Let man be sur
rounded by wolves and all escape cat off
and he will fight until pulled down.
That is bravery, but it is the bravery of
It is the battlefield which testa a
man's courage. A regiment is in line on
the edge of a wood. Half a mile away is
another wood. Between the two is a
meadow bare of the slightest shelter.
The regiment is ordered to advance. As
the line moves out into the clear sun
light every man will reason to him
self: "The enemy is posted in the opposite
timber. Before we are half way over he
will open on us with shell. One battery
will cover our regimental front. .This is
my last day !"
So each man reasons, but every face is
sternly set to a "front," tnd not a foot
misses step as the line pushes across the
meadow. The shells come, and dozens
of men are blown to gory fragments, but
the line moves on as before, and the liv
ng reason
"The fire will presently change from
shell to grape and canister, and then I
shall certainly be hit !"
The prediction is verified. Gaps are
opened through the double line, but
only to be closed again. The regiment
has lost its marching step, and its lines
are no longer perfect, but the movement
is stiU onward, and men reason :
"The infantry are in support of the
battery. I have escaped shell and grape,
but when we come under the fire of
musketry we shall be slaughtered 1"
There is no hanging back, no obliquing
to right or left, no other thought than
to push ahead. The grape ceases, and
lead takes the place of iron. The lines
are further disordered, and the left wing
has lost its "front" by thirty feet, but the
wave does not stop. Aa it rolls forward
men grip their muskets tighter, their
eyes flash, their teeth shut hard, and they
reason :
"In a minute more we shaI be near
enough 1 Then we will charge 'em with
the bayonet I Then will be a hand-to-hand
fight, and I surely must be killed or
wounded, but let us at them hurrah !
hurrah !"
Romantic Life In Pennsylvania.
New Castle Guardian.
Dr. Allen Nesbit,one of the most prom
inent citizens of North Beaver township
Lawrence county, who died a few days
since, was born in 1796, in Cumberland
county, Pennsylvania.
The circumstonces surrounding hip
death are somewhat peculiar.
He was a twin, and weighed at his
birth just fourteen ounces. He was
born when his mother was 50 years of
age. At 7o years of age he could write
without glasses, weighed 135 pounds and
could shoulder a sack of wheat or carry
a barrel of flour. He was brought by
his parents to Lawrence county in 1802.
When 13 years of age he was chased a
quarter of s mile by a panther, and the
fright and race gave him heart disease,
from which he never entirely recovered.
Mota Padilla says the Indians cut their
teeth down to sharp points and bored
holes in them, which they filled with a
black cement. 5A statuette dug up at
Tejar has the upper front teeth thus
bored with cylindrical holes ; and a frag
ment of an upper jaw dug up at Cam
peachy during the French occupation,
shows the real teeth marked with pre
cisely similar perforations. The holes
appear to have been filled afterward with
bluish-green, stones. The operation of
boring these holes can hardly havt
been practiced on living persons, and
the evidence indicates that it was done
after death. No similar mutilations are
known to be practiced now anywhere.
Shying Horses are Near-sighted.
New Tork Son.
"Why it is that shyinginhoreesshould
be set down to an ugly disposition, I
don't know," said aprominent veteiinary
surgeon yesterday. "It must be because
horsemen don't know what else to lay it
to. The fact is that it seldom is met with
unless the horse is near-sighted. I have
tested scores of shying horses for near
sightedness, and in nearly all cases, found
what I expected. And now when I am
asked to give points on buying horses, I
give this as one or the requisites. Never
buy a horse which is near-sighted. There
are. however, two exceptions to tnisruie.
If the horse is to have a mate, then it
doesn't make any difference about the
sight. One horse can go blind if the
other is clear-sighted. If the horse is to
be used for riding to saddle, be careful
that he is not near-sighted, for he wil
throw you sooner or later.
"The reason why a near-sighted horse
shies, is Very simple," the surgeon con
tinued. "Of all animals, the horse is the
most gentle, and even timid. He sees a
strange object, and his susceptible mind
magnifies it into a monster that is going
to destroy him. A piece of white paper
at uie roaasiae in me mgxic, ie a gnosi,
and an old wagon in the ditch, is a drag
on. Every horseman knows that if you
drive the animal close to the dreadful
object, the horse cools down at once. It
is supposed that it is because the horse
makes a closer acquaintance with the
object That is true, but not in the sense
in which it is generally understood. The
animal has not been able to see it from a
distance. He is near-sighted."
Hot JEaeufth Whiskey.
"Did you ever hear how John Covode
once undertook to save the country with
ten gallons of whisky?" asked a veteran
politician of a Pittsburg JLHtpateh re
porter. "Well, he did: and he used to
say that if he had made it twenty he
would nave eucceeaed. At was aurmg
the session of congress after Lincoln was
assassinated, when Andy Johnson first
began to kick out of the republican 'har
ness, xne omea were irounieaome
Having gone through the tremendous
straggle of four years war, the republi
can party found itself free to face with
the almost equal prooiem or a new peace.
The acddental president betmn to show
a disposition to break with his party
upon Kuue oi uic must viuu qoeauoni oi
the times. Every effort was made to
hold him in line. Persuasion, petition.
remonstrance, threats, coaxinc. and ca
joling were tried in turn. One morning
during tne neignt and neat or tne strug
gle,! met John Covode on Smithfieid
l -. "! z ,- y.
Kraei, larmnm StriCM I
way up from the BaltinbfM
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pot. Me was then rer
incs m congress, aad ei
rived from Waabincton.'
duster was flapping aboot fcfc
are, nia cravat was wry,i
were speckled with cinder.
. "Why, Mr.CoTode," IexrWi frakak-
ing nands with him, "whaavesi earth
brings you here, away from .your seat at
such a critical time as this?"
-"I want ten gallons of whisky," here-,
plied, in his high, strident voice gripping
my shoulder with one hand while he
wiped the sweat off his face with the
other. 4I want the beet O verholt, I want
you to tell me where 1 can get it right
away, for I want to take it back with me
to-night.' "
"Why, of course, I can get you the
whisky," I replied, "and I happen to
know where there is ten gallons of
the best Overholt, but what do you want
with it that you came clear from Wash
ington for it?"
"Williams," he said, "I want it toketch
Andy with. We've baited him with ev
erything else, and it hasn't done any
good. He's all wrong and getting worse
everyday. I just thought of the Over
holt yesterday. I'll take it back with
me and give it to him, and if that don't
ketch him the country's going to the
devil iust as sure as you and I are talk
ing Williams."
"I got him the whisky and he took it
and gave it to the president. It didn't
have the desired effect. Jonnson went
still further to the bad although he didn't
take the country with him. WhenI
spoke to Covode some months afterward
in Washington, he said:
" 'No, it didn't
work, but it wasn't the
fault of the liquor. I think some sneaks
in' Kentucky democrat got wind of what
I was doing and went ten gallons better
of Bourbon.' "
ASuratnaryofih Forthcoming Report ot
the tec etary of ths State Board of Agrlr
Secretary Sims, of the state board of agri
culture, yesterday issued the following:
The folio wirg is a correct synopsis of the
tables now prepared for publication in the
forthcoming report of this board for the
month ending Sept. 30th, 3825:
Wheat Pr..b ible product of winter wheat
for 1885, 9 882,171; spring wheat, 997,23
totalwimer and spring for 1885. 10 859,4 q
bushels; short of average for five' year
abou 21,000,000 bushels, and very little, if
any, in excess of the demands of the state
for seed and bread during the yeir.
Corn Probable product for 1885, 194,
130,314 bmhelti i little in excess of the
crop of 1884, and an increase over a five
veals' average, in round numbers, of 51,
000,(0 bcikeh.
R7e Product for 1885, 2,714,706 bushels
jhort of last year's product about 3,500,
000 bushels.
Barlflv For 1885 the Drotoble product is
849,570 bushels, wnich is an increase over
the product of 1884 of 292 344 bmihels.
0fB Yield frlS8i, 3 ),14I,C5 bushels.
For 1884 this crop fell short of the above
product about 10,C6").000bmhel8.
Ba.'kwheat For 1885, 21,472 bushels an
increase over the product for 1884 of 8,492
rawest Potatoes The product for this
vcaria 65,960 bnshels. Fills short about
35,900 bushels of last year's yield.
Irish Potatoes Probable product for this
year, 7,134 505 bushels, being short of the
product of 1884 about 4C6 800 bushels.
Castor Bean For 18S5, 45S 328 bushels,
an increase of 88,475 bushels over 1884.
M-lIetaad Hungarian Product for 1885,
1,453,447 tone a gain 'cf 315 650 tons over
th crop of 1884.
Broom Corn PrGdacfc for 1885, 15 267,500
pounds. This crap shows an increase over
last year'sprodoct of 16,508,117 pounds.
Sorghum There was a decrease in acre
age of this crop, corcp red with last year,
of abont 46 000 acres, the figures this year
being 70,139 acres.
Kansas City Live Stock Indicator. A.
pasturage once gnawed down into the
gronnd by excessive cattle grazing, is sel
dom restored, even in the most propiti
ous seasons where the vitality of the
grass roots has been destroyed, says an
exchange. Yes, and we advise our
friends who are endeavoring to get their
pastures into tame gras to deal tenderly
with them at first; don't try to realise
on them too soon.
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