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CORREGGIO'S "ST. SEBASTIAN."
Bound by thy hands, but with respect uuto thine eyes how free. Fixed on Madonna, scotng nil that they were born to sect The child thine upward faco hath slghtod. Still and delighted; Oh, bliss, whon with mute rites two souls aro j plightedl As the young aspen leaves rejoice, though to tho stem held tight. In the soft vhiit of tho air, tho current of the i light. Thou hast the peril of a captive's chances; Thy spirit dances. Caught in the play ef heaven's divine ad vances. While cherubs struggle on tho clouds of lumi i nous curled lire, The babe looks through thorn, far below, on thee with soft desiro. Most clear of bond must Ihey be reckoned. No joy Is second To theirs whoso eyes by other eyes are beek | oncd. Though arrows rain on breast and throat they have no power to hurt. While thy tenacious faco they fail an instant to avert. Oh, might mine eyes, so without measure, Feed on their treasure. The world with thong and dart might do its 1 plcusurcl —Michael Field In London Academy. j YANKEE COAL. I "I know it's a right smart offer, squire, and $500 is a big sum of money for a pi lot to get for taking a pair of boats from Pittsburg to New Orleans, but, don't you see, there's a heap o' risk to run. I ain't afeerd o' what the rivers can do, for I've been down the Ohio and Mis eissip' times enough to make their ac quaintance pretty well, but feelin's are hot among tho people along the banks o' the lower waters, and 'twould be as much as a man's neck'd bo worth to be caught with a broadhorn of Yankee coal anywheres betwixt Cairo and the Old Red Church." (The place where the coalboats used to tio up at Now Or leans.) "I'm well aware, Jack Leathers, that the risk is great," replied Squiro Thomas, the owner of tho coal. "But wo have the boats, all loaded and I want them started, even though they don't get farther than the mouth of the Ohio. So I promise you $500 if you go through to New Orlaans all right, with $200 in advance, which will be yours if your trip does not extend beyond Cairo." "As 1 said," returned Jack, who was one of the oldest pilots on the two rivers, "it's a 'mazin temptin offer. And if I can pick up a crew of square men here in Pittsburg I'll make a start of it." "That's right, Leathers," answered the skipper. "Offer them $150 apiece, one-third in advance." "Very well, squire, and if any of the boys are loafing around that's got the 'bottom' in 'em to go with me, I'll be ready to 'cast off' at daylight tomorrow morning." Jack Leathers did not meet with so much difficulty in picking up a crew as lie had anticipated, for, although the war clouds of civil strife had already begun to lower over the country, the ignorant boatman did not realize the bitter feeling with which the people of the south were imbued, and conse quently had not the fears for their safe ty which the pilot, more enlightened, possessed. "It's no more than right for me to tell you, boys, that we're startin on what may be the hottest trip that any of us have ever taken down stream. So if there's one among you that feels scary, he can jest chuck his plunder on the bank an go ashore right here, for after we swing out into the Ohio not a man shall leave the boats till we get to New Orleans, unless he's taken by officers or soldiers along the way, or we strike a snag and have to swim for it." "Ain't you going down, Jack?" asked one of the crew significantly. "1 should say I was," was the grim answer. "Then I reckon we tins have got as much sand as you uns, so there ain't any need of more talk about it." Though the reply was given in a gruff, almost surly tone, yet the pilot was well pleased to receive it, as he knew tlw nature of the material ho had to deal with, and accepted the laconic retort of the rough boatman for what it was—viz., a pledge of fidelity. As the pair of long, unwieldy coal boats swung out into the stream and felt the current of the river, they were heartily cheered by the crowd of idle spectators who were gathered upon the shore. "I wish we'd waited until night afore makin a start," grumbled the pilot to his assistant, Billy Brown. "Now the news that Jack Leathers with a broad horn of Pittsburg coal is headed down river will travel a good sight faster'n wo will, and we may look for trouble even afore we git to Cairo." I "Well, my advice is, Jack, not to hug that trouble before it comes abroad," re plied tho youthful and light hearted "second", as he gave a vigorous sweep with his long steering oar, as much to emphasize his remark as to guide the boat out into midstream. I"I don't propose to. But, don't you see, while we're up here among the Union folks, if any one stops and asks ns what we've got we can say we've got Yankee coal and tell the truth. But When we get down into the Mississip' and the other chaps hail us we can't Bay we're loaded with a secesh cargo, 'cause that'd be a lie, and Jack Leathers hasn't told a lie since he was a boy." "Well," replied his companion, "you wouldn't catch Bill Brown hesitating long between a lie that would burn his tongue and the noose of a rope. If I Was in charge of this broadhorn, and any one around here asked me what I'd got, I should say Yankee coal. If I was down about Vicksburg way, and the chaps should ask me the same question, I would tell'em secesh coal. If they took my word for it and let me pass, I'd sleep a heap sight sounder that night, think ing I had squeezed through a mighty narrow hole." I The conscientious chief slowly shook Bis nead, but made no answer for sev eral minutes; finally he said: "Perhaps there's some way wo can get around it. Now, Kentucky is as much secesh as she is for the Union, so I was thinkin if we could make a trade for a hundred bushels or so of her coal, we'd have both kinds aboard and we'd be all right." Brown smiled at the novel manner in LOS ANGELES IIERALD; SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1892. which his pilot proposed to quiet his conscience, though he had to admit it was not a bad scheme. "But," he remarked, "won't tho rebs capture us if we make a landing to try that kind of a barter?" they would be likely to. But it struck mo that before wo got out of the Ohio we might meet a steamer that'd bo willin to exchange. I know most o' the cap'ns, and wouldn't mind throwin in a few extra bushels for the sake o' the accommodation.'' This idea seemed to greatly please botli men, although Brown observed that he would not go to so much trou ble, and volunteered to do all the lying in case they were stopped and ques tioned. To this Leathers would not consent: co the mutter was dropped. Day and night the broadhorn floated tranquilly down the Ohio. Ono after another the largo towns and cities wore passed, and our friends could see that everywhere on shore great excitement prevailed. They were now journeying through what might bo termed a neutral coun try, for the people at this time had not openly espoused the cause of the other side. Nearly a week they had been absent from Pittsburg when they arrived at Louisville. Hero they were obliged to haul up and await their turn in passing through the canal. "You uns won't get very far with that Yankeo coal," observed a loafer on the levee. "The boats frointdown river say that they uns aro just lookin for such chaps as you uns." "Reckon they be," replied Brown, to whom tho remark was addressed. "And they won't have to look hard to find us, for a broadhorn ain't so small an object that it can't be seen from one bank to another." That was the only comment made which would tend to cause the boatmen to fear for their safety farther along. When again well on their way, leaving tho city behind them, tho pilot said: "I've fixed it, Billy. I've fixed it all right. You know Hub Skelton, the cap'n o' the Sandusky? Well, he's com ing out o' Louisville some timo tonight, aud'll overhaul us a long way this side o' Cairo. He's agreed to slow down an mako fast* an give us 120 bushels o' eecesh coai for 120 o' ourn. What do you think o' that, my boy?" "It's a right pert scheme," was the reply, "seem it ain't a-goin to delay us any, an will bo a heap of relief to your mind." "That's just it, my lad." Some hours after midnight the heavy puffing of a high pressure boat was heard approaching from up tho riVer. "There's the Sandusky!" exclaimed Leathers. "Now, light another lantern, Bill, and swing it so Skelton'll know it's us." As soon as tho signal was displayed, the experienced boatmen could tell by tho sounds that reached them that the steamer was slowing .down. "It's all right," said the pilot. "Stand by for her lines. And you fellows get ready to roust 120 bushels aboard of her lively." "Cur'us, a boat jest out o' Louisville wantin ter buy coal," grumbled ono of the men. "P'raps she's secesh an the Yanks wouldn't sell it to her, or p'raps she's a Yank and the secesh wouldn't sell it to her," returned another of tho crew. "You can't tell how it is in these times." It did not take long to secure the hawsers, and the big steamer and the broadhorn floated on down the river side by side. When the boatmen saw the negro crew of the Sandusky pass them with filled baskets and dump coal on their own pile, they came to the conclusion' that either Leathers, the pilot, or the cap tain of the steamer, or both, were crazy, but they continued their labor until ordered to cease. Then the big boat drew ahead, and soon her red hot smokestacks disap peared around tho bend farther down. Leathers fairly danced with delight when tho exchange had been completed and he was again alohe with his little band. Calling his crew to him, he said: "Now, boys, if we're hauled up afore we reach the Mississippi, or leastwise afore we pass Island' Number Ten, and any one asks what we've got aboard, tell 'em 'Pittsburg coal,' but after that, mind you, it's Kentucky, for we've just taken some out o' the Sandusky." As the cleverness of the pilot's scheme dawned upon the none too brilliant minds of the boatmen, they burst into a hearty laugh nnd congratulated their superior upon his strategy. On, on they drifted, until the Missis sippi opened before them. Although many boats were met, some containing officers and soldiers in uniform, they were interrupted but onco before they reached the Father of Waters. "If you know when you're well off, you'd better work in and make a land ing on the Illinois shore and sell your coal for what it will fetch," advised a man who had come off in a skiff to hail them. "If you don't, the secesh will seize it and chuck you fellows overboard to the catfish." "I hope things ain't quite as bad as that," returned Leathers. "If they're not now thoy will be be fore you get 200 miles further." By this time the man in the skiff was so far astern that his voice could scarce ly be heard, and the pilot winked at his assistant and chuckled. Tho third night after passing Cairo they were startled by seeing a boat con taining six men shoot out of the dark ness and its occupants spring over the rail. The strangers were armed and quickly covered the two pilots with their re volvers. "Where are you from?" demanded the leader. "We left Louisville two weeks ago," promptly replied Brown. "No lies. This is Yankee coal," as serted the newcomer. "Now if that stuff you're standin on warn't mined in Kentucky you may hang Jack Leathers to any tree on the bank," retorted the pilot. "Ah, Leathers, is that yon?" went on tho offioer of the guard. "Now I know WeVe captured a prize." And turning to his followers he continued: "Two of you men jump into the skiff and run his line out to the shore. And you, Leath ers, order your crew to the oars. You must make a landing at Vicksburg. Ah, hk, this lot of Yankee coal is just what the boys are in need of." "I tell you," persisted the pilot, "I've got Kentucky coal aboard." "Perhaps you have; but we'll see." As the two secessionists got into the boat Brown went forward to hand them the end of the warping line. In passing among his own crew he whispered: "Look here, if those fellows tako us to Vicksburg every one of ns will hang before daylight. It seems to me mighty cowardly to allow half a dozen men, though they are armed, to capture thirty big fellows like us." A low growl was tho response, but it meant volumes, "Pay out! Pay out!" shouted the sol diers in the boat. "All right,'' returned the second pilot. "Pull away, you're getting it now faster'n you can take it." Though in reality Brown was holding onto the rope until he could securo a piece of timber to it, to mislead the would be captors and induce them them to think they were towing a hawser. Then he cut the lino and noiselessly dropped the log of wood into tho water. In the darkness the four southerners, who were gathered about the indignant pilot, could not see what was going on, nor did they realize any change in tho situation until they felt their arms pin ioned to their sides and heavy hands placed over their mouths. •"What does this mean?" questioned Leathers. "Means," replied the intrepid Brown, "that we don't propose to make a land ing at Vicksburg, that's all." "It's a bold stroke, but perhaps the best one," replied Leathers. "Secure them firmly until we get by tho city. It won't take half an hour to leave the lights behind. Where are the two ras cals that went off in the skiff?" "Towing a log of wood ashore to se cure it to tho bank," answered Brown, with a chuckle. All eyes were now strained to detect the presence of another guardboat should one be abroad upon the river, but our friends were not molested and tho broadhorn swept by the city where ere long was to be the scene of carnage and strife. As the sun arose the coalboats were well down in the sparsely settled coun try, and Leathers, having secured the soldiers' weapons, ordered them to be released and invited them to join him at breakfast. "What are you going to do with us?" demanded the officer, as soon as he re covered speech. "Set you adrift in one of my skiffs when you have finished eating," was the cool reply. "You'll be made to suffer for this, be lieve me, Leathers." "Oh, I reckon not. My instructions were to take this coal south as quickly as possible, and not to "tie up" or allow myself to be stopped under any circum stances. And I judge the officer who is looking for this cargo is a little bit higher up than you are, my friend." "But where are you taking it?" "There's another of my instructions. Not to tell a eoul on the river to whom it is consigned. So if you have finished your repast you may climb into the skiff and go back to Vicksburg. It'll be a hard pull, I know, but it is your own fault. You should have taken my word and not made the attempt to retard my progress." In a surly mood the soldiers took their seats in the boat, and without respond ing to the pilot's farewell started on a good ten mile row against the strong current of the Mississippi. When they were well out of hearing Leathers grasped the hand of his as sistant and said: "Brown, you did well, and if we reach New Orleans all right you shall have a hundred dollars for last night's work, if I have to pay it myself." "Oh, we'll be sure to get there safe now. I tell you tho way I reason. Vicks burg is the principal upper guard sta tion, and having run the gantlet there successfully there is but little danger of being stopped further down." "Yes, but those fellows will report us as soon as they get ashore, set tho tele graph at work and we'll be caught again." "I don't think so. They'll be ashamed to acknowledge that six armed men al lowed a coalboat to slip by them." Brown's reasoning proved correct, and our friends met with no further trouble, but delivered the coal in safety at New Orleans. Although secesh sentiments ran high in the Crescent City, the boatmen found no difficulty in securing passes to return to their homes, and in just eight weeks from the time they left home Jack Leathers, the pilot, and Bill Brown, his assistant, were back in Pittsburg with a round sum of money in their pockets, earned by running a cargo of Yankee coal to New Orleans.—Marlton Downing in Yankee Blade. Tea foi- Inmates. The Wolverhampton guardians evi dently take good care that the nerves of the paupers are not weakened by the consumption of strong tea. At the meeting of tho board the other day it was mentioned that the price paid for tea for the inmates of the workhouse is one shilling two pence per pound, and that ten pints are made out of one ounce. The statement was received with laughter.—London Tit-Bits. Bleep ou Lett Mde. 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