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VOL. XII.
AT THE CHURCH FAIRS.
No more the festive oyster swims
tlo lonely rouml in the church fair stews;
Yet still the younu; man's optic dims
At dainties he may not refuse.
Thu* luclous fruits of epfing* are here.
And savory odors till the air;
While strawberries amt cream appear.
With shortcake on the bill of fare.
The impecunious youth distressed
At prices fair beyond tiis means,
llis sweetheart eyes with vague unrest,
And sutlers pain mid festive scenes.
—Oil l i", Derrick
HUMILITY.
BT I II VKLKS MACKAV
I will tell thee—l will fell thee
VVhere my bosom friend shall he,
Not where hollyhocks are flaunting.
But where violets scent ttie jea.
Not where gaudy parrots chatter.
But wlitre larks and linnets sing;
Not with dahlias of the Autumn.
But the lilies of the Spring.
Ever birds of plainest piumuge
Scatter sweetest music rouud-
Ever flowers of richest odor
Grow the nearest to the ground.
1 will tell tlive- I will ted thee
Where my bosom friend si,all be:
N ot win tv haughty riches cat her
Needy knaves to bend the knee.
Not where Bride looks down on Merit.
Ur where Beauty dwells w ith Scorn.
But where Wealth is linked with Goodness.
Ami the best are noblest born.
For the humblest are the wisest,
Ami the Meek are glory-crow tied.
And the sweetest scented flow'rets
(•row tuc nearest to the ground.
THE POACHER'S SHOT.
Hang!
It was t!u> report of a gun, ami a
young fawn, which had hounded from
the dark recesses of the forest into an
open glade, where the soft moonlight
fell, silvering the dead leaves on the
ground, gave a sudden start, stood still
for an instant, and then fell on its
side.
“ We've caught the vagabond at last."
whispered one gardo-chasse to another,
where they were concealed in tin' deep
shadow of some trees; while its quietly
as possible he descended from his horse
for they were mounted.
“ Here, catch hold of these."
And, giving the other his reins to
hold, he peered through the bushes. As
ho did so, a man emerged from the
dark 'ss, gave a quick glance around,
and then picking up the fawn, exam
ined it to see if it was dead. Thegarde
chasse stirang forward, when the sound
made the poacher turn. In a socond
he dropped the animal, jual presented
his double-barreled gun, the first barrel
of which had put an end to the exist
ence of the poor little creatuee at his
feet. His eyes glared wildly from be
neath his unkempt hair, and his whole
appearance bespoke so desperate a de
termination not to be taken, that the
keeper drew back for an instant, hesi
tating, for he had not anticipated re
sistance. _
“Come a step nearer, said the
poacher, “and you are a dead man."
•• Von dare not,” cried the other,
with a sudden movement to seize
him.
There* was a .second report, a heavy
fall, and the poacher, seizing the lawn,
disappeared into the darkness, followed
by a shot from the second garde ehasse.
This latter than tied the horses to a
tree, and now raised the heat! of his
fallen companion.
“ Are you hurt, Chanmont?” he asked
anxiously.
“ The villain has killed me, Adi>l phi*,
said the other, feebly, with his hand
pressed to his side.
At that instant there was a light foot
step heard, and an exclamation of hor
ror made the man addressed as Adolphe
look up, when to his astonishment, he
saw before him a girl of twenty, her
handsome, gipsy-like features distorted
with fright and looking ashy white in
the moonlight.
"Oh, Pierre 1” she uttered, clasping
her hands in agony, what is this yon
have done?"
Then, throwing herself on her knees,
-he took the keeper’s head on her
knee. ,
“ Let me hold him. tan yon do
nothing for him?’ she cried. Have
you no brandy or anything? Ah, poor
man. he is dying I he is and ving . Gh,
v.hv do von not fetch help? ’
Her tears fell last, but Adolphe paid I
no heed to her, for he knew well tlia* j
ere hi! could return with help it would
be too late; so be only held his friend s |
hand, and leaned over him to catch the
word- that fell almost inaudible from |
■ Mv poor father, Adoljdn —In has
no om —.
•• [ w ill care for him, was the answer
in a low lone: and a slight pressure of:
the hand showed that the reply was
\ , ;11 - 1. The girl, with a trembling hand,
snatched a little crucifix from tin* breast,
and In Id it b. fore his eye-. Then she
nut it to his Hiis. before laying Ins bead
'Vntlv on the ground.
Then, feeling the hand relax Us grasp
of his own, Adolphe knew that all was
„v,,r. He looked up at the girl, wiiose
tears still fell slowly. _
■■lb, child, and inform the g. ndarme
„f this.’ 1 will stay here til! yon bring
assistance.*’ , . . ,
His tone was autliontiv and -m*
sprang to her feet, darted awav down
the beaten path, to be lost in -..ml man
instant.
MINERAL POINT. WIS., FRIDAY, JULY ID, 1878.
“Tho cowanUy wretch!" murmured
the keeper to himself when she was
gone. “ But 1 will bring him to justice.
My poor Chaumont!—he shall sutler for
this. I will think of nothing else till he
is punished."
He rose, ami walked up and down to
try and get rid of the feeling of faiut
[ ness that had eome over him. A neigh
I from close at hand recalled his alten
[tionto the horses, and he unfastened
j them.
’• Yon may find your way home," he
said aloud.
| And the intelligent animals, anxious
Ito get to their stables, set oil'a! a trot.
This scene occurred in the outskirts of a
forest in the south of France—a lonely,
picturesque region, where the rugged
crags peered out from among the trees
every here and there. The silence was
profound, as there was no wind. Duu
barrit r sat down on the root of a tree, a
few yards from where the other lay so
still, and burying his face in Ins hands,
was almost equally motionless. The
I moon sank lower and lower, the wood
grew darker, until there was no light
but the eoid light of stars.” After a
while distant voices made him look up,
and he sprang to his feet with a shiver
of horror -the darkness was so thick
around him, and the twinkling orbs in
the sky did not sulliee to show him the
form of his unfortunate friend. How
ever. as he remained rooted to the snot,
the voices came nearer, there was a
glimmer of lanterns, and in another
minute he was surrounded by a band of
gendarmes who had been led to the
place by the brave girl who now, pale
and frightened, stood looking on. Two
men had brought a litter for poor Chau
mont. They laid him on it, and were
leaving the place, when the garde-ehasse
turned to look for the girl, who was
standing in tho back ground.
“Are you not coming with us?" he
asked.
“ No, monsieur."
“ Why, you cannot stay her alone?”
“ 1 am going homo.”
“ Ami whoro is your homo, my girl?
What is your namo?”
“ .loaimotlo I,estrange," sho said, an
swering the last question only,
lie ottered her some money.
“ Von must lei me thank you for what
you have done to-night.”
“ Ves. hut not like that,” she answer
ed. “Good night, monsieur."
1 will find some way to thank you
"Z hr Xi\ hrfwUyi 1 ”
fhu, n,*ifitly waiting to hear his reply,
she ran oil, and vanished into the dark
ness. She knew her way so well that
she needed no light, and after pursuing
the forest paths for a mile or there
abouts, she eame out into the open
road. After following this for a little
while, she turned up a narrow lane, and
soon eame to wretched, tumbled down
cottage apparently deserted. She en
tered, and in one room found a feeble
light burning. On a rudely constructed
couch, lay a man. bis face hiddqp.
“ I’ierre,” sho said softly.
He looked up at her. showing a very
mile and haggard countenance.
“ Is anything the matter?” she asked.
“Are you ill? Oh, Pierre, do yon know
what you’ve done?”
For answer he pointed to his arm,
which was roughly bandaged.
“That scoundrel of a garde ehasse
shot me here?
Without another word she hush'd
herself about him, bathing the wound
and binding it up w ith the greatest can*
;ind tcmlorneas. \V liciinhohiul finished,
sin* said, in a low voice;
“ That poor man is dead."
“It was his own fault. What are you
out there for?"
“ I eanie to till you tluil tin' uirili
t'luisses Wl'l'e oil till' lookout. 1 llllM'
seen them.”
There was a short silence, ami thou
ho saiil —
11 \\’i- must he oil again at dawn.
Ji'iUiiioUi'. Oo and gel some sleep till
thou.”
lie would have kissed her, hut she
shrank from him, with a strange look
mi her fin e. The first gleam of light
saw these two emerge Iroru the hut.
The man gave her a searching look.
•'What m wrong with you, girl?
I Don’t you want to leave this place?
I Slav, if you like."
•• No, iio, I’ierre I will never leave
you.
h was two or three days afterward
that Dunharrier slowly climbed asleep
dill to where on the summit, stood Urn
ruins of an old chateau. I
“Tim gendarmes will not he Imre for
half and hour the way limy arc com
ing," 1m muttered, “('an I secure my-,
-dl? lam armed. Well, I’ll n-k it.
He went cautiously round hy the.
track of the ruin, and entering, came
upon the man 1m sought, stretched on |
the ground in sleep. He cocked hi
gun. presented it at the recumbent fig
ure. and limn touched him with his feel
|to wake him. He sprang up in an in
stant, dashed the gun on one side, and
the two were engaged in a desperate
hand to hand struggle for Urn mastery.
At last I’ierre was thrown to the ground,
and Dunharrier, panting and pale with
1 rage, stool with ids fool on the others
breast.
ri i I have you at lastl Villian'. tnur
-1 dererl ” , , .
A scream made him start and look
i round, to behold Jeannette in the en-
trance, hor hands clapped wildly to
gether. This momentary diversion was
taken advantage of by the prostrate
man. who serampled up again, and the
struggle was renewed, with the same re
sult as before.
"Jeannette." he panted, as he lay
this time with the knee of the garde
ehasse on his ehest— “ the gun—tire at
him—quick!—before any more eome,"
I'ubarrier looked around at her in
; alarm. lie was entirely at the girl's
merey should she he capable of such
!an act. Hut he had misjudged her.
She gave a hasty glance at the door
way, and then approached him with a
look of wild entreaty.
"Oh! let him go; the gendarmes are
coming. I’ray, pray lot him go he i>
my brother."
" Let him go' never," he answered,
coldly and firmly.
The poor girl burst into tears, and
threw herself on her knees before him.
" Have pity! Hive him one chance
more for his life, for they will kill him.
Hid yon not say you would thank mo
for what 1 did for you? 1 ’
" Yon a>k too much, Jeannette," said
Hunharrier. hoarsely. " For your sake
! wish 1 could; but I cannot do it."
He looked at her as lie spoke, hut he
could not resist her agom/ed looks, and,
actuated by a sudden impulse, he re
leased his prisoner,
“Ho, then, and qnhik, or it will be
too late!"
The girl caught hi- rough, brown
hand in hers and kissed it. Then she
hurried out, lo be met by a party of
gendarmes,
‘‘ Is he here.’” asked the first eagely,
as he caught sight of tne garde-chasse.
Dunhatrier hesitated
“ He has been here but we are too
late,”
The other stared at him, then round
the place.
“ Whose gun is thit? Did you not
see him ?'
“ Yes,” said the keeper, suddenly re
collecting that lu> might he charged
with conniving at the eicape of a crim
inal. ”1 had caught bin; but he suc
ceeded in getting away.
The officer of gendarmes was evi
dently not quite satisfud. lb' would
have said more, but was nterrupted hv
a sudden shot outside of
“ There he is!”
They hastened out, am the pilieer
\V.VViVi ‘a quarter of a m/A Trod. them,
running along the path on the tllge of
the cliff, w ith one side a precipitous de
scent. and on the other sloping (lulls of
rock rising high’above his head, could
he seen the figure of tin 1 poached He
had trusted to his nerve, and did not
think the gendarmes would darelo fol
low on so dangerous a path. But he
was mistaken, for, without u moment s
hesitation, they all dashed on aftet him.
1 hmbarrierand Jeannette stood, follow
ing them with their eyes -the grl al
most fainted with fright, the keeper
pale and trembling from load to foot
with excitement. Suddenly the poach
er turned, saw his pursuers gaining on
him. and
“ Ah, i(i)i Pit'ii,'’ gasped Adolphe,
Chamount is avenged!”
As he spoke there was : kind of a
sigh, and Jeannette lay outlie ground
senseless, lie lifted her geitlv, carried
her inside the ruins, and laic heron the
ground.
“ Poor child !" he murmured.
And, bending, pressed i> lis to her
forehead.
A mfmth later there was a simple
wedding in the forest eland , and Jean
nette found a protector iu an honest
mail.
Swimmino, says (icncral F Alex
ander, may he taught in wo days in
this manner : A pole ten cct long i
projectcd from the stern of a l'< at.
The>e i- an iron ring at tin outer end
of Inc nolo. A man row the boat
-low v in smooth water. Another
stands in the boat, supports the learner
by means of a girth arouiu the chest,
and a rope passed through the ring of
the pole, and directs him low to make
strokes with his arms and logs, t’on
tidencc and skill are this soon ac
quired.
It i- difficult to ray what constitutes
the beauty of a woman. ’1 he Sand
wich Islanders estimate wotien by their
weight. The Chinese reepire them to
have deformed feel and ilack teeth.
A girl must be tatooed sky-blue and
wear a nose-ring to satisfy v South Sea
Islander. African princes rapiirc their
brides to iiave their tc-etl filed like
tho-e of a saw. And thus goes the
world, the criterion of beauty dilhring
according to latitude and lonftitude.
Workingmen.
Before you begin your leivy spring
work after a wittier of rc la.xttion, your j
system needs cleansing and
ing to prevent an attack of Ague.
Billions or Spring Fever, or sum; other
Spring sickness that will mil: volt for a j
season's work. You will mve time,
much sickness and great excn-e if yon i
will use one bottle of Hoj Bitters in
your family this month. Uon’t wait.
See oilier column,
Imh'sTKV always finds sojnthing to
do. So does a mosquito.— (.'luauntiii
Hrmikfad Tul4k.
IMVTHKK KMK’H VIHK!S.
Vn Ohio Man Itetnnis After Nine Years*
Absence to Find His YYife Married to
V nether.
Kvausvtllc iO i Kntctprlso, ,tl> l
Truth is always stranger than fiction,
but w e can ouh be made to believe it
by startling eases like this. Tennyson
has immortaliml “ Kuoeb Aarden.'hnt
this story of W in. U. Baines, while it
has till the pathetic features of the
poem surpasses it in thrilling incidents
and adventures, Ten years ago Mr.
Baines was a resident of our neighbor
ing village of Hendryshurg, where he
followed the occupation of a carpenter.
He was married and had one child; hut
thinking (hat he eonln better his fortune
he left his family and sought employ
ment in the east, expecting to return in
a tew months. Pining his absence he
was engaged by lus uncle to make a
nine months cruise to t'alentla in a
merchant vessel, via liood Hope. He
wrote anall'eelionate letter to his wife,
inclosing jf'JOO, informing her of his in
tended voyage, and expressing the hope
that upon his return they would he aide
to live happily together. The vessel
sailed, and while in mid-ocean another
letter was sent to his wife, \fter that,
silence and oblivion. No word came
from tin' lost man, and it was believed
that the vessel hail gout'down with till
on board. Alter waiting three years,
tttul hoping against hope, Mrs, Baines
at last concluded that her husband had
found a watery grave, and yielding to
the solicitations of anew lover, she
abandoned her widow's weeds and once
more became a wife, marrying a Mr.
Kyle, who is now a contractor on (he
National road near t'lairsville.
Tin' third net opens with (hr unex
pected return of Sir. Raines. The ves
sel was really w necked <>ll the west coast
"I AI lii'ii. noi i h of Cape Town. Mr.
Kaines ami Ills uncle, with tom other
nion, siu'i'tviloil in reaching shore in a
hoivl. hut won' soon after captured hv
llio natives. The prisoners wore
niaivhoil six hundred miles into the
interior. Kirli Iril' look one of tho
•ni’n and kept him ns a curiosity.
Kami's was divested of his clothing
"'hih' on exhibition, and visitors eaine
hundreds of miles to see (he wonderful
white man. lie was the special pro
tege of the king, and was icgardod with
■sfhrr 'pon’M 101 Treenom, anvrlmfTrn Tnitt
far beyond the burning sands ami the
rolling billows, he might find again his
wife and child. Inspired hv these
thoughts, about a year ago he made a
desperate attempt‘for liberty, and es
caping from the tribe 1 , he managed after
many hardships to reach ('ape lown,
where he engaged as a sailor, ami
three weeks ago landed at San I* i aneisco,
and immediately started for Ohio. He
arrived at Caldwell, and learned for the
first time that Ids wife had married
three years aflei his supposed death.
I’nlike Knoch, he did not decide
Ncvt'i lo 101 l tier, never lei liei know,
hot with the In > nor of,a true man, which
even a life of six years among the can
nibals could not destroy, he proposes to
let her decide which of the two men
she will live with in the future. Le
gally Mrs. Kyle, is the wife of Mr.
Raines; hut of course she was justified
in her second marriage, and Mr. Raines
sensibly concludes (hat no man has a
right to rise from the dead, as it were,
and disturn relationships that were eon
traded in good faith. He w ill let the
woman choose between them, and abide
h\ her decision.
A Nursii and two <'liillr‘ii Swallowed
hj n t{ulckaii(l nt New Orleans.
Mm li has been said iii minliiily press
against lli(! hut>it on tl*(* purl 'if tin
drivers (lumping oil 111** levee the rice
ehilf from the 111 ills ill the li.it t(lr< \\ e
have hern called upon several limes to
chronicle (lie narrow escape Iromdeath
of children in the treacherous places,
and yet no notion has heen taken to wain
people of their dangers. (hi Friday
two children of a well-known and prom
inent citizen were told to go out and
lake a walk on the levee lo enjoy the
river breeze. The nurse, holding the
children hy tie l hand, started, and
reaching the levee saw across the hal
tore what appeared to lie a level of soil
and yielding straw. Jins rice chaf
[lloats, and is in thickness about four
I feel. To the eve it looks like solid
1 ground, covered with the hulls, I tit he
' m ath this deceptive covering then is a
! considerable depth of water, and one
1 step on this quicksand and the ven
turesome party is immediately
j put up to his neck in the chair, and
| neither hy swimming nor the most vio-
I lent exertion can he extricate himself.
Tli,. nurM‘ Marled t , crowt tin* !*•<• j ,ti v*r j
flat, when ahe, with the two children,
immediately Hank, Fortunately hW- j
touched bottom ju-t tin* chair came |
U|i too her neck, and, by a d<-pi rati ;
exertion, idle kept the head* of the two j
little onea above until aid i .uiic. H' i )
eriea for help were heard after a while, 1
and all were rescued. 11h<1 the water
heeu a trifle deeper, nurne and children
I would never have been heard of, and
all the detective ekill would nut ferret
out wh t had become of them.-A'it'
(Jrhmvi Ihvutcrai.
A before tin- hou-e —“ Can't
i you give a poor fellow HOinc-thing to
i act?”
Humorous.
Never put now wine into oM trumps.
"O. H." What degree of Fahrenheit
will make u gum boil?
••Will you lovo mo when I mold?"
us the lout ot bread said to (ho house*
1 keeper.
Iho turmor who sottlos on the open
prairie ought to tako with him u railing
j wifo.
W ilkio Collins 'ponds us muoh tuonoy
us ho oar ns. Shako Wilkie, my bo\,
there's a big gang of us,
A man shottld always know who is at
tho othor ond of the wire hoforo ho lots
himsolf out ovor a tolophono.
Spunking of dancing a olorgytuau
says that "pooido usually do moro evil
with Ihoir tongues than with thoir loos,"
There are hoys w ho will not follow a
rirous prooossiou or a hand wagon
I hoy are under tho doctor's cure.
I’ho I'hiladolphia bulletin announoos
that tho national hovorago is mr pm,
and that the soionoo of is
lu/.yology.
Thoo. dlogos are now handling Kdison,
Union oollogo has just titled to him tho
title ot I’h. I>. (phonograph designer.)
V iotor 11 ugo, uuahio to ho present at
a workingmen's mooting, sent them a
a "shako of tho hand from tho bottom
of his heart.''
U lu'K Kmcrson roeklossly wrote
" Kmt.v natural notion is gniooful," had
ln> over soon an angry woman titrow a
stone at a oow.
In reply to tin* i|iiestiou: “Will llio
• 'Dining man l>o haldV" Tin* Norris
town Hnald alVmns dial “ lu< genera Ih
is w lion In* first I'onii's,"
A political speaker aconsi'il a rival
of '"hnlallioiuahle meanness." and thon,
rising to tin* invasion said: "1 warn
liim not lo persist in his disgraceful
I'diirsi*, or Im II I) 111 1 that two of us oan
play at that game."
Francis Murphy may hi* a good man,
tail thr soonor he gets through mixing
up tin* iin im* of lloavi'nly Father with
Ins own signature, tin* hotter it will ho
lor yours truly, Francis Murphy.
Iklmit l')vr I'lrus.
Ailvioo to young writers: If yon
would la* oloar ami forcible, don't use
l"i;Vij.M wuuLj. „liu natural A
Tin* Chicago .lnunuil says .lonianin
Millor wont ora/y hooauso ho could
linil onlv ono rhyme for "tilailstmio’
" mudstone." If ho hadn't run away
from homo whon young ho might havo
roinomhoroil dad's tono.
Tin* iudtiisoinont. given Hayes hy (ho
Ohio republicans reminds ns of the
answiT of Mark Twain whon his wifo
asked him il ho didn’t love their hahv;
“ I oan’t say that 1 exactly love him,
hut I oan tolerate him on his father's
account. ltrookvillr Demorrul,
An nudortakor being asked hy a lady
who w as employing him at some house
hold wank, whether he would have a
glass now or wail till ho had finished
hisjoh, "I’ll he Inkin’ the glass non,
mein,” said the artisan, 11 for thei'i s
been a power o’ sudden deaths lately.
Ill'll' Him 111 l Ol<i WIIIIIIIII Willi III" lIVM "111 nil'll.
I shf Itvi'll lii liimmi wiii'iii liii |iiiii’i iiii'i'ii
-
H'm likely finiU'.'li, lull 111 Wager Hi') nr.
Tlinl If Mln>'il linil lU'lp wlii' il liuvi' ilH'il all lie'
Miami
( iHirit f JuHnnil
A Denver |mper in an oiilhural ol in
dignation al liie advertising legends on
Pike's Peak, exclaims: “When Free
limn fmm hernionntain height unfurled
her standard In the uir, she little
thought thiit naughty men would ml
Veilin' hop hitters there.
Mistress “ lint I thought yon were
very eomforlaple, Mnry." Mary—
“ Yen, mum, hnl the young man as
keepH com jinny with me thinks there's
100 many gentlemen visitors comes
here, mid they might wean me from his
voting ulleelioiis; ho, with your per
mission, I will not, he a medium for
eonleiitioii."
Young man if she flutters out to meet
yon at the gale with anew cordiality— if
hhe says “ eleven o’clock inll'l a hit late
if (die invites yon to call ngnin in eonli-
I dertial earnestness- if idle HIIJ'H good
night with a gentle pressure of her
dear little hand if die ilocm all these
things, youg man, he not deceived.
Tlie strawberry and ice eream season ia
here.
A French newHpaper illuMi-aten tin*
liiirli (Inirgea in i’aris during 11 1 • * exhi
Inlion. At a realuiiniul n gentleman
who mini mliikahly doe* uni belong In
tin* light-lingered trilii*! in openh not
furtively *hoving tin’ kjiooiw hml Turku
into lii-i pocket, Tint waiter wiya: Al
low inn tn ohaerve, tuuimii ur, tlnil yon
tin jiiittiiiK 'l"' nilvnr nrticleH into your
pocket.” “Well, am tin• v not coin
priaed in tin' ilinncr-ltill V 1 thought hy
ihf charge it included everything on the
table!”
There ia no ridiculoua moiwpiim) about
thejhoned Itnadw mrlinn*. The tin ml
vigoroua wttll/.cr at h dance there laal
week i xcum-il himself at half-pant 11
because In* had a iitage-coach to roh at
lii. What a mhuko thin in to our Kiddy,
procrastinating, self-indulgent votaries
of pleasure. That man is Imund to
rise—even if tin whole community
liaTi! to pull on the rope.
NO. It).

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