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CHAS. (i. MOREAU, I r ...... A. . OSOINACH, i C ‘ !lors 0,111 Pro P ric<ors i’ubUslu ii KvrvWuliinlav al Hay Ht, Louts, Mina LOKD OF THE DYNAMOS. Btory of n Ho nthon, Worship In Civilized London. The chief attendant of the three dy namos Unit bussed nnd rattled at Cam her well, ami kept the electric rail way going, came out of Yorkshire, and his name was .hum's Ilolroyd. lie was a practical electrician, but fond of whisky, a heavy red-haired brute with Irregular teeth. Ho doubted Car not's cycle but accepted Dalton’s atomic theory, and he had read Shakes peare and found him weak In chem istry. Mis helper came out of the mys terious cast, ami his name was A/.u ma-r.i. Hut Ilolroyd called him Pooh bah. Ilolroyd liked a negro help be cause he w ould stand kicking—a habit with Ilolroyd—and did not pry into tlie machinery and try to learn the ways of it. Certain odd possibilities of the negro mind brought into abrupt contact with the crown of our civiliza tion Ilolroyd never fully realized. To define Azuma-zl was beyond eth nology. lie w as, perhaps, more negroid than anything else, though his hair was curly rather than frizzy, and his nose had a bridge. Moreover, hla skin was brown rather than black, and the whites of his eyes were yellow. Ills broad check bones and narrow chin gave his face something of the viperino V. 11 is head. too. was broad behind and low and narrow at tho forehead, ns if bis brain hail been twisted round in the reverse mode to a European's. He was short of stature and still shorter of English. In conversation he muilc numerous odd noises of no known marketable value, nnd his in frequent words were carved and w rought into heraldic grotcsipieness. ilolroyd tried to elucidate his religious beliefs, and—especially after whisky —lectured to him against superstition. Azuma-zi, however, shirked tho dis cussion of his gods, even though ho was kicked for it. A Mini azi had come, clad in white hut insuflleienl raiment, out of the stoke hole of the Lord Clive, from the Straits settlements, and beyond into London. Me had heard even In his youth of the greatness and riches of London, where all the women are white and fair, and even the beggars in the streets are white, and ho had ar rived. with newly-earned gold coins in ids pocket, to worship at the shrine of civilization. The day of his land inn- was a dismal one; the sky was dun, and a wind-worried drizzle til lered down to the greasy streets, but in- plunged boldly into the delights of Shadwell, and was presently east tip, shattered in health, civilized in cos tume, penniless, helpless, and, except in matters of the direst necessity, prac tically a dumb animal, to toil for -lames lioiroyd and to be bullied by him in a dynamo shed at Camberwell. Ami Ip ,lames lioiroyd bullying was a labor iw love. ihcro were three dynamos with their engines at Camberwell. Tbu two that hava ti-„,-u since tue oegiw ning are small machines: the larger one was new. The smaller machines made a reasonable noise: their straps hummed over the drums, every now and then tlie brushes buzzed and fizzled, ami the air churned steadily, whool wlmii! wliool between their poles One was loose in its founda tions and kept the shed vibrating, lint tlie big dynamo drowned these little noises altogether with the drone of its iron core, which somehow set part of the ironwork humming. The place made tlie visitor's head reel with Hie throb, throb, throb of the en gines, tlie rotation of the big wheels, the spinning ball valves, the occasion al spittings of tlie steam, and over all tin- deep, unceasing, surging nolo of tin* big dynamo. This last noise was from an engineering point of view a defect, hut Azuma-zi accounted it unto tlie monster for mightiness and pride. If it were possible we would have the noises of Unit shed always about the reader as lie reads, wo would tell all our story to such an accompani ment. it was a steady stream of din, from which the car picked out flrstono thread and then anhther; there was tlie intermittent snorting, panting and seething of tlie steam engines, the suck and thud of their pistons, the dull beat ou tlie air as tlie spokes of the great driving-wheels came round, a note the leather straps made as they ran tighter and looser, and a fretful tumult from the dynamos; and over all, sometimes inaudible, ns the ear tired of it, and then creeping hack upon tlie senses again, was this trombone note of the big machine. The floor never felt steady and quiet beneath one's feet, but quivered and Jarred. It was a confusing, unsteady place, and enough to at ml anyone’s thoughts Jerking into odd zigzags. And for three months, while the big strike of tlie engineers was in progress, llol royd, who was a blackleg, ami Azuma zi, who was a mere black, were never out of the stir and eddy of it, but slept ami fed in the little wooden shanty be tween the shed and the gales. lioiroyd delivered a theological lec ture on tlie text of his big machine soon after Aznma-zi came, lie had to shout to be heard in the din. "Look at that," said lioiroyd; "where's your Vathen idol to mutch it?” And Aznma zi looked. lor a moment lioiroyd was inaudible, and then Azuma-zl heard: "Kill a hundred men. It helps pay twelve per cent, on the ordinary shares," said lioiroyd, "and that's something like an idol!" lioiroyd was proud of his big dy namo. and expatiated upon its size and power to Azuraa-zi until heaven knows what odd currents of thought that and the incessant whirling and shindy set up within the curly black cranium. lie would explain in the most graphic manner the dozen or so ways in which a man might lie killed by it, ami once lie gave Azuma-zi a shock as a sample of its quality. After that, in tlie breathing-time of his lnbor—it was heavy labor, being not ■ only ids own but most of Holroyd'a— Azuma-zi would sit and watch the big machine. Xon and then the brushes would sparkle and spit blue flashes, at i which lioiroyd would swear, but all j the rest was as smooth and rhythmic as breathing. The band ran shouting j over the shaft, and ever behind one as ! one watched was tlie complacent thud ■ of the piston, tjo it lived ail day ia i this big airy abed, with him ami Hol royd to wait upon it; not prisoned up and slaving to drive a ship us the other engines he knew had been, but a ma chine enthroned. Those two smaller dynamos Azumii /i hy force of con trast despised; the larger one he pri vately christened the Lord of the Dy namos. They were fretful and irregu lar, hut the big dynamo was steady. How great it was! How serene and easy in its working! Ureater snd calmer even than the Buddhas lie had seen at Rangoon, and yet not motion less. but living! The great black colls spun, spun, spun, the rings ran round under the brushes, and the deep note of its coll steadied the whole. It af fected Azums-zi qnecrly. Azuma-zi was not fund of labor. Ho would sit about and watch the Lord of the Dynamos while Hulroyd wont away to persuade the- yard porter to get whisky, although his proper place was nut in the dynamo shed but behind the engines, and, moreover, if Holroyd caught him skulking ho got hit fur it with n rod of stout copper wire. He would go and stand close to the colos sus mid look up at the great leather baud running overhead. There was a black patch on the band that came round, and it pleased him somehow among all the clatter to watch this re turn again and again. Odd thoughts spun with the whirl of it Scientific people tell us that savages give souls to rocks and trees —and a machine is a thousand times more alive than n rock or u tree. And Azuma-zi was practically a savage still; the veneer of civilization lay no deeper than his slop suit, Ills bruises and the coal grime on his face and hands. His fa ther before him had worshiped a me teoric stone; it may be, kindred blood hail splashed the broad wheels of .Jug gernaut. At lust his dim feelings grew more distinct, and took shape in thoughts and acts. When he came into the shed one morning ho salaamed to the Lord of the Dynamos, and thou, when Hoi royd was away, he went nud whis- pored to the machine that ho was its servant, and prayed it to have pity on him and save him from lioiroyd. As lie did so a rare gleam of light came in through tlie opeu archway of the throbbing machine shed, and flic Lord of the Dynamos, us he whirled and roared, was radiant with pule gold. Then Azuraa-zi knew that his service was acceptable to his Lord', After that he did not feel so lonely as he had done, and ho had indeed been very much alone in London, And even when his work time was over, which was rare, he loitered about the shod. Then, the next time lioiroyd mal treated him, Azuma-zi went presently to (lie Lord of the Dynamos and whis pered: "Thou sees I. (> my Lord!” and Die angry whirr of the machinery seemed to answer him. Thereafter it appeared to him that whenever Hol royd came into the shed a different note came into tlio sounds of the great dynamo. “My Lord hides his time," said Azuma-zi to himself. “The in iquity of the fool is not yet ripe.” And he waited and watched tor the day of reckoning. One day there was evi dence of short circuiting, and lioiroyd, making an unwary examination—it was in tlie afternoon -got a rather severe electric shock. Azuma-zi from behind the engine saw him off „„.l n i the peccant coil. lioiroyd had at first initiated his "nigger" into such elementary con ceptions of the dynamo's working as would enable him to take temporary charge of the shed in his absence, lint when lie noticed tlie manner in which Azuma-zi hung about the monster, he became suspicious. He dimly perceived ids assistant was "up to something," and connecting him with the anointing of the coils with oil that had rotted the varnish in one place, lie issued an edict, shouted above the jon fusion of tile machinery: "Don't'ce go nigh that big dynamo any more, Pooh-bah, or a'll take thy skin off!" Besides, if it pleased Azuma-zi to lie near the big machine, it was plain sense and decency to keep him away from it. Aznma-zi obeyed at the time, but biter be was caught bowing- before the bonl of the Dynamos. At which Hol royd twisted liis arm and kicked him as be turned to go away. As A/.uma-zi presently stood behind the engine and glared at the hated llol royd, the noises of the machinery took anew rhythm and sounded like tour words in his native tongue. it is hard to say exactly what mad ness is. I fancy Azuma-zi was mad. The incessant din and whirl of the dynamo shed may have churned up his little store of knowledge and big store of superstitious fancy, at last, into something akin to frenzy. At any rate, when the idea of making I lolroyd a sacrifice to the dynamo fetich was thus suggested to him, it tilled him with a strange tumult of exultant emotion. i hat uiglit the two meu and their black shadows were alone in the shed together. The shed was lit with one big arc light that winked and flick ered purple. The shadows lay black behind the dynamos, the hall valves whirled from light to darkness, and the engines heal loud and steady. The world outside seen through the open end of the shod seemed incredibly dim and remote. It seemed aiisolute ly silent, 100, since tbe riot of the ma chinery drowned every external sound. Knr away was the black fence of the y.-.rd with gray shadowy houses be hind. and above was the deep blue sky and the pale little stars. Azuma zi suddenly walked across the center of the shed above which the leather bands were running, and went into the shadow by the big dynamo. Hol royd heard a click, and the spin of the armature chang’d. "What are you dewin’ with that switch?” he bawled in surprise. "Haven’t I told you—" Then he saw the set expression of Azuma-zi’s eyes as the Asiatic came out of the shadow towards him. In another moment the two men were grappling fiercely in front of the I groat dynamo. "You coffee-headed fool!’’ gasped I Holroyd, with a brown hand at his throat. "Keepoff those contact rings." In another moment lie was tripped and reeling back upon the Lord of Dyna mos He instinctively loosened hia grip upon his antagonist to save him self from the machine. The messenger sent in furious hi-Ste from tlie station to find out what had happened in the dynamo sited, met Azuma-zi at the porter’s lodge by the gate, A znma-zi tried to explain some thing, but the messenger could make nothing of the black's Incoherent Kng- Hsh. and hurried on to the Shed, The machines wore all noisily at work, and nothin? seemed to bo disarranged. There was, however, a queer smell of singed hair. Then he saw an odd* looking crumpled up mass clinging to the front of the big dynamo, and, ap* proaching, recognised the distorted remains of Uolroyd. The man stared and heaitatod a moment. Then he saw the face and shut his eyes, convulsively squeezing the lids together. Me turned on his heel before he opened them again, so that lie should not see Holroyd again, and went out of the shed to get advice and help. When Azuma-zi saw Holroyd die in the grip of the great dynamo he had been a little soared about the conse quences of his not. Yet he felt slraugely elated, and knew that the favor of the Lord Dynamo was upon him. Ills plan was already settled when he met the man coming from the station, and the scientific manager who speedily arrived on the scene jumped at the obvious conclusion of suicide. This expert scarcely noticed Azuma-zi except to osk a few ques tions. Did he see Holroyd kill him self? Azuma-zi explained that ho had been out of sight at the engine furnace until lie heard a difference in the noise from the dynamo. The distorted remains of Holroyd, which the electrician removed from the machine, were hastily covered by the porter with a coffee-stained table* clot h. Somebody, by a happy Inspiration, fetched a medical man. The expert was chiefly anxious to get the machine at work again, forseven nr eight trains bait stopped midway in the stuffy tun nels of the electric railway. Azuma-zl, answering or misunderstanding the questions of the people who had by authority or impudence come into the shed, was presently sent hack to the stoke-hole by the scientific manager. Of course a crowd collected outside the gales of the yard—a crowd, for no known reason, always hovers for a day or two near the scene of a sudden death in London—two or three report ers percolated somehow' into the en gine-shed, and one even got to Azuma zi, but the scientific expert cleared them out again, being himself an ama teur journalist. Presently the body was carried away, and public interest departed with it. Azuma-zi remained very quietly at his furnace, seeing over and over again in the coals a fig ure that riggled violently and became still. , An hour after the murder, to anyone coming Into the sited it would have looked exactly as if nothing had hap pened. Peeping presently from his elgino-roora the black saw the Lord lljnamn spin and whirl beside his lit tle brothers, and the driving wheel* wele beating round, and the steam in the pistons went thud, thud, exactly as iti had been earlier in the evening. Attef all, from the mechanical point of riyw, it had been a most insignifi cant incident —the mere temporary de flection of a current, only now the slendei form and slender shadow of tlie scientific manager repiaoed the sturdy outline of Holroyd traveling up and down the lane of light upon the vibrating floor under the straps between the engines and the dynamos. “Have I not served my Lord?" said Azuma-zi, inaudibly, from his shadow, and the note of the great dynamo rang 'mt full and clear. As he looked at the big whirling mechanism the strange fascination of it that had been a little in abeyance since Holrovd’s death resumed its swsj. Never had Azuma-zi seen a man killed so swiftly and pitilessly. The big humming machine had t*i u its victim without wavering for a second from its steady beating, it was In deed a mighty god; The unconscious scientific manager stood with his hack to him, scribbling on a piece of paper. His shadow lay at the foot of the mon- ster. “Was the Lord Dynamo still hungry? His servant was ready.” Azuma-zi made a stealthy step for ward, then hesitated. The scientlflo manager suddenly stopped writing and walked down the shed to the end most of the dynamos anil began to ex amine the brushes. Azuma-zi hesitated and then slipped across noiselessly into the shadow hy the switch. There he waited. Pres ently the manager's footsteps could he heard returning. He stopped in his old position, unconscious of tlie figure crouching ten feet away from him. Then the big dynamo fizzled and in another moment a thick-set figure had sprung out of the darkness upon him. The scientific manager will remem ber all the details of that struggle with, the mad stoker so long as them is life in him. First he was gripped round the body and swung towards the big dynamo, then, kicking with his knee and forcing his antagonist's head down with his hands, lie loos ened the grip on his waist and swung round away from the machine; then the black grasped him with his arras Again, putting a curly head againsi lis chest, and they swayed and panted jas it seemed for an age or so. Then the scientific manager was impelled to catch a black car in his teeth and bite furiously. The black yelled hid oously. Suddenly they rolled over on the floor, and the black, who had ap parently slipped from the vice of the teeth or parted with some ear—the scientific manager wondered which at the time--tried to throttle him. The scientific manager was making some ineffectual efforts to claw something with his hands and to kick, when the welcome sound of quick footsteps sounded on tlie foor. The next mo ment Azuma-zi had left him and darted towards the big dynamo. There was a sputter amid the roar. The officer of tne company, who had entered, stood staring us Azuma-zi caught the naked terminals in bis hand, gave one horrible convulsion and then hung motionless from the machine, his face violently distorted. . “I'fn jolly glad you came in when you did," said the scientific manager, still sitting on the floor. He looked at the still quivering fig. ure. “It is not a nice death to die, apparently—but it is quick." The ticket collector was still staring at the body. He was a man of slow apprehension. "Poor Uolroyd! 1 tee now.” Then almost mechanically he went towards the switch in the shadow and turned the current into the railway circuit again. As he did so the singed body loosened its grip upon the machine and (ell forward on its face. So ended permanently the worship of dynamo deity, probably the most short-lived •’( all.religions. Yet with ul it could boast a martyrdom and n human sacrifice.-il. U. Wells, fn Ii Mall Budget. 1 SQUIRE RUFUS SANDERS. The Sags of Rooky Orook and His Bido Purtuora. Aiidr Um sad 111*. Kvrbfflh* llnw U Com* to Past That Jute Nslmra la tha "Onljest" Third Party Man In the Settlement. (Copyright ISM.) all on account of my fellow servant Andy Lucas. Now, in a reglar set game of general all around devil* inent you thought, hot your money on Andy l.ueas and Illev Scroggins and land it every clatter as safe ami easy as piekin it up'ln the big road. Hut tf you take Hlev out of the game I will match Andy agin any llvin man on the top side of this green earth, Whensomor there Is any fun and devilment goin on in the settlement you can bet your Sun day boots that either Illev Scroggins or Andy l.ueas Is right there in it. and tire other one is more than probable to he somewhere around in good hearing dis tance. • • * Where the dirt Come In. So at any rales, years and years ago, whilst Hlev and Andy was both younger in age and devilment even than what they are now, they put up a game ou .iule Nabors that made him the com mon talk and Inughin stock of the whole entire settlement. About that time a man by the name of Hunk Willis moved in with Ids family, and along with the rest he had a mon strolls likely looking young daughter, which the same they failed her Sweetie for short. Then naturally of course it soon come to pass that all tin* various and sundry youngsters in the settle ment went to cutting the pigeon wing around Miss Sweetie at a high and reg lar lick. Hut it looks like .liile Nabors sorter got the bulge on the rest of the gang, and you could euteh him hanging around there most any time-every Sunday the l,ord sent and three or four nights in tlie week for good measure. Well, now as to .lule Nabors, ho was about the same thing then Hint lie is now. He had plenty of sense but ho never would let it out and put it in use. He was good, but good for nothing in purtielar, as poor as forty church mice in one pack, and as lazy as a rainy day iu the summer time. Hut .lule Was a great big stroppln tine iookin young ster, ana somehow or somehow else he had managed so as to git the bulge on the rest of the boys with regards to Miss Sweetie. Now old man Hank Willis, the father qf Miss Sweetie, was a peddler by trade. He peddled tin and crock mostly, and went around through the country drivin a big dun colored mule name Kit to a little one-horse wagon painted red. At last one day when old man Hank come home ami found out that Jule Nabors had been hangin around the place so reglar and constant fill him and Miss Sweetie had got marryin into their heads, lie proceeded to raise hail Columbia nod a whole let of it. To be certainly lie knowed that Jule Nabors want no manner account, cause every body for miles around knowed UmtW everyhody exceptin Miss Sweetie and 1 reckon no doubts she thought he was the most dearest and smartest tiling that ever travelled on / two legs. You know how it is with tAese young folks along about the yaar for matin season to come in. / And os things wciA on from bad to worse and more of it at last one day old man Hank got dtwn his old musket and poured in a liaidful of buckshot and give it out to Mbs Sweetie that if vor that trlrtiii, luzf, lowdown, good for nothin Jule Names darkened his door any more lie wmld shoot the llvin day lightsouten him dadburn him. Naturally of cours; after that. Jule Nabors made liimsdf a blame sight more seldom mid career around the Willis place. He iad got the news from Miss Sweet). and from then hcnceforwards he didn't go visitln around there any t> speak of exceptin when old mail ifiitx was off ou one of his peddliu trips aid he got word from the girl to that exhat. Andy Heti the I'egi. One Saturday min along in the dead of winter I hid went over to the Cross Hoads, and m my return back homo I run up will Andy Lucas and Kiev Scroggins. The weather was monstrous wet am cold and had. It had been rninin aid slcetin and snowin off and on for ten lavs past, and every thing was auowkmnd and froze up tight as a wedje. Whereas, under them circumstanma it want no ways sururisin to find llev and Andy heeled with two quarts,more or Jess', of corn whisky— ‘•White ink,” as Andy were wont to call it. "The settlenyut is too darned in fernal dull to siit my taste.” says Andy as we rode on towards home. "Nothin to do and nothin to see and nothin goin on—by gollets 1 don't see how I can stand it muehiosger. lam plum hungry and a thirstin fr some fun, and fun I must have. If* as cold ns flugins out of doors, but y*t still I don’t see how some people can slay forever and eter nally shut up in t heir houses with noth in to pass off the time. It may suit some folks, hut it is too dudburn' same ful and unanimous like for Andy Lucas. I have got something up for tonight, boys—somethin that muught maybe, pan out a little general amusement for about three of us providln if we will plat- the game right keerful. Kiev, you and Rufe conic over to my house soon as you can after supper, and bring along a full set of wagin gear with heavy trace chains and 1 will let you into the fame. I reckon p'raps somebody will ave to suffer, but fun is the maiuest thing with me now, boys, and fun I am hound to have.". Me and Kiev didn’t know what Andy was drivin st. but he give out that he had been laying awake three •nights hand runnin to think up somethin that would help us pass away the time pleasantly, and I was wil(in to wait and sec wkat manner of things his schemin and plannin would bring forth. bo after nipper that night Kiev come along by my house with his wagon harness on his shoulder and I went on with him over to Andy's. When we got oyer there we found Andy out in the big road in front of the gate with his one-horse wagon, which the same he had rolled out from under the shelter. "1 will now let you all info the game.” says Andy to me and Kiev, "and if you don't want, to play you can throw down (ho cards and quit before wc start. You see how the weather is— cold enough to freeze tliedail off of a brass monkey, and the ground froze oyer with snow anil ice a foot thick. Oldman Hank Willis has been away from how constant How for u week past, lie is way over summers In the lull country weather bound, and his folks don't count on Ida returning buck howej ijl a general thaw out comes and the r*ls git more lltten to travel over. 11l tMßuiln time .lule Nabors he la luirgil out over lliere at the Willi* pkiec (Wlit.y u’glav MW(I ideddj' uud stirkln to Mis* Sweetie bloater than n sick kitted to a pan of milk. He Is there right now tills very minute cattsu I saw bun about first dusk totin his mall ill that direction to beat the devil. Now sposin about 10 o'clock tonight old man Hank was to drive up in front of his own door at his own home and holler ‘Whoa there Kit!'—what do you reckon would then come to pass around them premises? There jest simply aint no teliin. boys, what all would come to pass under tlieln circumstances, hut if you will both enter the game and go with rue I’ll he doubly dadburn if we don't find out. 1 will" put on the gene and let you all hitch me up to this wagin, and here we go. No difference if mil man Hank is froze up and weath er liouiul over in the hill country, lie mought maybe happen to come homo tmheknowance to his folks, and yon can see that the general oircumf> rence of the calamity would I>c about the same.” Might here t am bound to own up that It want no very big job for Andy lo rope me and Hlev into the harmless little game like that, and so a few minutes before 10 o'clock we hooked up and rolled off towards the Willis place. # * # Ami It Corns In l’*li. According to our private arrange ments me and Hlev went on ahead so as to he on tlie grounds when Andy pulled up and take good notice of whui would come to pass. It was then pitch dark nut doors, but a bully bright tire was burning in the company room, and there set Jule and Miss Sweetie court in and lallagagin and enrryin on to heat bobtail. I’resentl.v here come Andy, hitched up to tlie wagon, tnlkin to himself and oluekin and goin with Kit tor all the world exactly like old man Hank Wil lis. The house set dost out to tlie big road and Andy rattled up rights before the front door. He kept a mighty rat tlln with the trace chains, and then all of a sudden* he dropped the shaft down and hollered who “there Kit?" at the ton of his voice. Now. my hearers, maybe you mought think something didn't drop through tin* back door about that time, hut I rather think it did, and to the best of my knowledge and belief it was Jule Nabors. He went out like a cal shot in the buck with n quart of eight ounce lacks. He lit in the hack yard head fore most, when he did hit the grit he hit it a pitching and a fly in. Old man Hunk three or four terrible had dogs in the back yard and about this time they lined in with the general performance. In his big hurry to move his washin away from the Willis place Jule run into a wash pot full of fresh soup uud tore down two panncls of the garden palins. and Anally nt last he was ncees sarled and compelled to leave a bran spankin new hat and about three rear sections of his Sunday breeches for the yard dogs to chaw on in during of his absence. I thought In my soul that Andy and Kiev would have to turn loose and lav down and laugh theirselves to death and die. All tbe lights in the house went out by that time, and soon as wc could unhitch Andy from the wagon we made a break ami put out down the road towards homo. When we got in tlie bottom across the mill branch wo slowed up, cause that was also tlie road to the Nabors place and it was more than probable to ns that-Jule would ho cominalongnow presently. And torect ly here come Jule down the road, rmi nin like a quarter horse and puffin and blowin worse than a pair of forty horse power bellows. Hy this time it seems like he had likewise also lost one shoe, and with narry sign of a hut and only the shattered remains of his breeches lie was runnin throw snow and ice half leg deep mid sweatin great drops of cold perspiration. “What’s the use to hurry off in the heal uf tlie day without your blanket?" as Jule run up into the crowd lookin like a seared rabbit. "Hut aint this bully weather for court in and stuyin out late at night'.” •ays Andy. u bln all tlie good news over at the Willis place?" says 1. Wo went on carding Jule in that way till it looked like he wanted to light, but of course that was all vanity. “You fellers can talk big and poke fun at me this time." says Jule present ly, "but if you only but knowed vvlial a terrible dost place I have pulled through tonight you would wonder how 1 come out llvin and not dead." And with that he pulled out in a swinging trot for home. There Hlev ami Andy laid down right there in the snow anil rolled and laughed all over theirselves, and I hail to stop and wait till they could git enough and quit. * * it It Wan AlnHjd Ku. To hear Andy l.ueas tell it the next day, it was the dunulcst most strangest thing that hud ever come to pass in the Bocky Creek settlement—the way his one-horse wagon got over to the Willis place the night before. It was jest simply way yonddr past his general un derstandtn. and if he could only hut prove up tlie facts in tlie case somebody would have to tote a blame good lickin’. Hut when Jule Nabors round out that old man Hank Willis was still weather bound somijvvheres over in tlie hill coun try, and likewise also that'a one-horsa wagon helongiu to Andy Lucas was found stundin at the front gate over at the \l illis place tlie next mornim he didn’t need no slate and pencil to llggcr out the facts with. He went about mighty nigh spilin for a light two or three weeks, but I reckon he didn't know who to start with— Hlev or Andy or me-- and there want no tellin exactly how long it would take him to git through with the job. Mo I reckon he must of come to the conclusion that it mought maybe be best for hint to turn around ami go hack before lie startl'd. So far as anybody knows of Jule Na bors never did go hack to see Miss Sweetie any more utter that, and hence forwards from then on he has been dead eqaare agin Andy Lucas in every thing that comes along, If Andy was to take up a notion tomorrow anil go and join the church Jule would call for his letter ami take out and quit inside of next week. About theonlyest thing that would make a Democrat out of Jule Nabors would be for Andy Lucas to drop the old flag and put his member ship in with the Third party. Andy did quit us onest upon a lime two or three years ago. but before Jule could pull out and change his colors to a Demo crat Andy ho had broke over and come on back home, and when lie did come by golleys, he come a hilin and come to stay. And so you see how it come lo pass in the general run of time that Jule Nabors (may his tribe never increase) has got to be the onlyest. the wildest the pizenesl and most craziest Democrat in the Kocky ( reek settlement. Rukcs Sandem. IN 1794. Nitw England produced hardly enough grain for the support of its population and was the poorest section of the country. Caniu.kptk’ks were almost as heavy as fables and were sometimes spt on rollers to be the more easily moved about the room, Every house in the cities hud its tin gutter, projecting far beyond the root and sending u torrent of water down into tjie street. | Arrant the church service was ebded the whole congregation remained in their pews until the minister and his family had paused out. IVin.K who hope arc people who heiu- Jiaifl’iUm. jtt. *' RELIGIOUS EDUCATIONAL. —Many a rejoicing- Chrlstihn never learned to slilg till the flames kindled upon him.— J. R. Miller. —There are 8079,004,480 worth ol Church property in the United States, ami of this $118,(010,740 worth is owned by tlie Roman Catholic Church, —The love of God must master the World's attraction, or if not, then the soul is “like the troubled sett when it can not rest.”—F. \V. Robertson, —The Methodist Episcopal church has 203 educational institutions with over 43,000 students, and property and endowments valued at $20,588,000, and an nnual income of $1,810,171, —The Protestant Episcopal board ol missions lias arranged to pension mis sionary bishops who after at least ten years of service arc compelled by-ago or disability to resign the jurisdiction. —The colored members of the Meth odist Episcopal church number "47,403; Sunday-school scholars, 170,832; pas tors, 1.H37; presiding elders, 71; onnual conferences, 17| local preachers, 3,800. —Ham's Horn. —Blessed is the man who lias (he gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, hut above all the power of go ing out of one's self, and seeing and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another man.—Thomas Hughes. —in personal love and adoration of Thrist the Christian religion consists, not in correct morality or in correct doctrines, but in a homage to the King. . . . Live with him till ho becomes a living thought—ever present—and you will find a reverence growing up which compares with nothing else in human feeling.—Robertson of Brigh ton. The government of China Has tak en very decisive action in tho ease of the murderers of Rev James Wylie, the Scotch Presbyterian missionary, and has ordered that they bo behead ed. II also has been ordered that all property belonging to mlssonaries or other foreigners, which has been de stroyed, shall Ihj made good. —There were received last year by tho Presbyterian churches in St. Louis upon profession of faith 2,8rt0. The net gain In the membership was about 2.(100. The contributions to home mis sions aggregated $50,000 and to foreign missions $13,000. The grand total given for congregational purposes was in round numbers ss7o,ooo.—Christian Work. -■ A Quaker has been baptized -bap tised with water without abandoning his Quakerism. The rite was performed a short time ago, at Damascus, 0., nt the yearly meeting of the Friends. Dr. Douglas Clark, connected with Earl ham college, was the person baptized, and with him ten other Friends sub mitted to the rite. This is, of course, a great innovation in the religious cus toms of the Friends, and has caused much excitement.—Presbyterian Ob server. Gladstone being asked what he re garded us the brightest hope for tho fu ture, replied: “I should say n mainte nance of faith in the Invisible. This is the great hope of the future, the mainstay of civilization. And by that T mean a living fuith In n personal God. Ido not hold with n ‘stream of tendency.’ After sixty years of public life 1 hold more strongly than ever this conviction, deepened and strength ened by long experience of the reality and the nearness and personality of God.” WIT AND WISDOM, —Politeness goes a long way and al ways gets back on time.—Galveston News. —One can never get nn insight into n man's character by looking over his head.—White. —His Meanness—She—That man is dirt mean. He—That’s not very menu if it's a corner lot.—Detroit Free Press. —Maud—How do you define love? Marie—Love is a life of illusions. Maud —And what is marriage? Marie—O, marriage is the death of them.—Vogue. Avarice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to in crease our provisions for the road the nearer we approach our journey's end. —Cicero. llliss in possession will not last; re membered joys are never past; nt once the fountain, stream and sea, they were, they are, they yet shall be.— Montgomery. —Miss Query—Are you still in love with that pretty girl you used to rave about? Jack Stone—Ah, no; haven't you heard? We were married three months ngo.—Scribner. —The world generally gives its ad miration. not to the man who docs what nobody else ever attempts to do, but to the man who docs best what multitudes do well.—Macaulay. —He (just returned from the east) — Do you know the Hindoo girls are taught to think of marriage ns soon us they cun talk? She—Really? The girls over here don’t want any teach ing.—Pick-Me-Up. —At the Fair.—Spectator—Call that a dwarf? Why, he is over five feet high! Proprietor of the Booth—That is just the most curious feature about him. In fact, he’s the biggest dwarf in the world - .—FHegende Blatter. —“See, there comes Hnininei. I don’t want to meet the man. Only last week I asked him to lend me 100 marks.” “He might have given yon the money; he's rich enough.” “Well—um—the fact is, he did."—Hlustrirte Chronik. —“F,f you loads up yoh intelleck wif trash liltoraUtor," said Uncle Eben, how’s you gwine to hab room for de right kind? Food foh de min’ am like food foh de body. Do mos' onsubstan tial kin’ am flllin’est.”—Washington Star. How much does that waste basket of yours hold, anyhow?" asked a man who had been handing a lot of contri butions to the managing editor. “Nothing worth talking about,” said the man with the blue pencil.—Phila delphia Record. ■ ’i inn—Halloa, Tagg, what's that sign on your front door, ‘No admit tance except on business’?" Tagg— There have been so many young men calling on my daughters and their vis its have been so fruitless, that I have adopted this plan to reduce the sur plus. 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