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When R'iWn f ah a-eourtlnf j r A ooiuljt youtli !. , Wliil 1 but m f try ; At Utopia c 'U . I alway Uuahtd waa ill at tae Wuenert-r ha wii by. Ao'l frit no viry; very 0W lcunot Ml ) why I ' Thf flowcra he brought Ihidtwfy Within fcocret imckj , t He nrvtr kumhoJ how dear tli-y wire, Or ktifw what piiina I look To krp tui-m wLco tboy grew (Juite fadt old ami lry, Mv toara frll on tin-in hW dew I cannot tell you why ! , Erh ift ho r"; moU word lie tnoke, To roe waa vny dear; And y-t I wa but halt ruyat'lf ' U li..iu Trr ha waa near: An rtt!pa a the atartled fawu, A lirnki ai hy,: I . ' I wa-kjiLyt l-courted me.; 1 eatiuot tell you wuy I Ob. lliorg wore ruai'loim fair to iee, liodockcd with mny a c i-m. Wlio would havo amilud delightedly Hnd llohin court, d thi-ni; And In tlioae tranoly (lvnt dayi, I ined to wond'-r w hy ' JIt ali,htd thee. aud choao irmteuu A aweetheart auch h I. Id.' neeinod uncurtain of Lit into, Until one miminor day He niii.e aud tul1 me qniatly, That ho wan RiiK away; Wht-n I at onoe grew nick at heart, And 1 thonuht that 1 ahbiitd dir; Oh. lovura, who arc loth to purt, l'crhapa you'll tell mo why ! . And thou ho urged mo to become Hi wife without dolu) ; A if I had loen utriukeu dumb, I had no words to any; . .My heart beut fat; my lip in vaiu KxMiyed to maku rojily; ' IJuj Kobin did not go away I ueod not tell you why. THE HAUNTED LNN. Mauy years ng' lu before tbo Jay of railroads, there stood, in the then wild mountain regions of .Western Pennsylvania, u large, rambling, tumble down building, which' wan used, at the time of which I apeak, as au iun. It had boon bnilt mauy yearn before by a viniouory emigrant from the old world, in imitation of . his .anoofitral home. Why such an out of the way spot had been selected for u homo no one ever pretendod to guess. Hut. certain it was that tha owner had expended all of his available means in its erectionahd had toiled and starved, and finally died of a broken heurt, his utter want of prac tical traiuiug totally uu fitting him for wrestiug a living from the barren hill sides which ho had selected for a home. His wife soon followed him to the grave, and his children scattered, no one knew where. And thus it was that the once pre tentious mansion wont to decay for want of a tenant, a'ld would have rotted to the ground Lai not the spirit of im provement and enterpnso .hually in vaded the region in search of the hid den treasures of the euth. ' . When 1 visited the spot a small vil lage had sprung up nround the old hoase, aud that hud been taken posses sion of aud the few rooms rot utterly ruined by decay had been converted nto a so-called tavern. The landlord might have starved, however, if he had depended on nativo oustom, for the old house,-during those years of solitude, had gained an.unsa , vory reputation, and in the absouoa of other tenants' many-.tongued rumor had peopled it with ghosts. Its reputation had reached me before I visited the place, but as I had always felt au inexpressible longing to sleep in a haunted roam and' make the personal acquaintance of some of the dissatisfied denizens, of the other shore, ;l was not sorry to learn that the haunted iun was the didy place in the town whore I could tind a resting place. ,' I was iomewjiat. taken aback, howev er, when the landlord, informed me, in. tout-s of broken English and poor whisky, that every bed and every room in the house was full.,' I could not but admit the eternal fitness of. things, in asmuch as he was full, too; but I begged him to set his few - remaining wiWto work and see if he could, not find a peg idr me to hang up my tired bones upon. After grave cusultatiou with the land lady, it was concluded that they could make me a shake down,, if I did not mind fdiariuc mv rniim rith punflipr gentleman who had already retired. There was nothing for it but, to ac cept the situation, and I did so in good faith. ' ' 1 ; By the time the shake-down was conipletod.I had finished -, my supper and auno'uuv id tuy desire to retire im mediately. The landlord wa$ by this time too far gone to render any assistance, and as the landlady weighed not less tliau . 3 JO pounds, I excused her from attend ance bud acted as my own usher. She furnished mo with the remains of a tallow dip. and civiii? nv a few general directions concruiug the loeu- tion of the room.' bade mi good-night. 1 fortunately etiimHod into tho right ; rlace, for a busty g! tuca revealed the . shake-down. I lvi 1 just time, however, to bolt the door when the light went , out, and it remained for the moon, j which shone bnahtly into the window, ' toIi?htin. ta bed. "aad to reveal the ' locution of tLe other bed, on which the j straurcr slept. 1 not niturillv ueivou. but I , oafes thit I wo Jd" much rather have ! knewu who uy nvtmnute was, and the thought ft witat he might be kepi m 1 awike for mix tira?. i To odd to mv nervousness the win had rie'i, at-d it whistled through th cracks and around the gables of the old ; raansion with a wierd and mournful codaace w Lich wx acythicg but sooth- i r already ever t As I lay there the sounds rooxn uttrily LG.jxiln bfilprtuamtKi.' I thought of all the atories I had lifard of the curbed rookery, and w I did oiul came more and mora like the aJuieksof the damned or the wail of a J-t so'd. ( 1 1 Unall j became . ho nervous thtttlre- bolve 1 to ario ar.d go below. .- ,Bot pow, Troe in tpy l-d for this purpvse, I fennd mynlf subjected to a ucv source of imnoyauco. 'i'ho mock iDg wind, which had ' appeared to me more than once to syllable human sonnds. camo at length upon my oar distinctly charged with, tones which could not be, mistakeu. It was the hard, suppressed breathing of a mau. I listened stili. 'and it came anew, Htfdnfpr aiJ W( if fully, iton-my wj It was like" the thick respir.rtidus M an apoplectic. Whence it proceeaea knew not; bub that n wn pear rno waacoitain. ,.m .. , A bUsrlcJoirof i robutrv. ' poRviy at- sassination, flashed; uuou me, but) was instantly discurdud. . hh' foreign the people among whom I was traveling. The moonlight now fell upon tbo curtained bed opposite ,to. mo, nod i saw tho tattered drapery move, as if the frame upon, which it was suspended wero agitated. . - I watched, I confess, with more pe culiar feelings . of interest. I was not alarmed, but an uuaocountable anxiety crept over me. . . . . , At length the curtain parted, ana a naked human leg; was ' protruded through its folds; the foot came with a dumb, death-like sound to the floor, resting there, it seemed to me, at least half a minute before the body to which it belonged was disclosed , to my ,vjew. Slowly, then, a pallid and uuearthly- ookmg figure emerged from tho coucn, 0 nd tood with , its , stark . lineaments clearly drawn against : tho dingy cur tains behind it. . It appeared to be balancing itself for a moment, and then . bogan .to move along from the bed. ' But there was something horribly unnatural in its motions. Its feet came t the lloor with a dull, heavy sound, as if there was no vitality in them. Its arms hung apparently paralyzed by its side, and the only nerve set rig idly in the frame appeared about its brow. Tho eyes were dilated and fixed with tho expression pf, ghastly horror, and the petrified lips moved not, as the hideous mpaning, which came from the bottom of the chest, escaped them, -It began to move across the floor in the direction of my bedits knees at every step being drawn up with a sud den jerk tb the body, aim its feot com ing to tho grouud as if .they were moved by some mechanical impulse, and were wholly wanting in tho elasticity of liv ing members. .It approached my . bed, and mingled horror and curiosity kept me still. It camo and stood besido it, and, childlike, I clung to my couch, moving only to the farther side. blowly, and with tho same unnatural footfalls, it pursued me thither, and again I changed my position. It placed itself then at the foot of my bed, and, moved "by its piteous groans, I tried to look calmly at it. , I endeavored to rally my thoughts to reuson with niyself, and even to speculate uppn the nature of the object before me. t IjjjC - :' - j V? ' . One idea that went through my brain was too extravagant not to remember. I thought, among other th ngs, that the phantom was a corpse, animated for t!;e moment by some galvanic process, in order to teirify me. Then, as I recollected that thero was no oue in the village to carry such a trick into enectsuprjosing even tho experiment possible I rejected the supposition. H(w, too, could those f.viul mourns be produced from an in- auiaiuvu-ueiug r t . a And yet it seemed - as if everything abtfut it was dei;d, ; except the mere ca pability dt nioviiig its feet and uttering those uuearthly. expressions of sufl'er- The spectre, however, if so it may be called, gave mo " but little opportunity for reflection.' Its ghastly limbs were raised anew with the samo automatic movement, und placing- one of its feet on the bed, while its glassy eyes wero fixed steadfastly upon me, it begau slowly .talking towards my pillow. I confess that I was now in' an agony of terror., ; I sprang from tho couch and fled from the apartment. 1 The keen sightedness of fear enabled me to dis cover n open foloset on tho other side of the hall. Springing into it, I closed the door quickly after me. It had neither lock nor bolt, but the closet was so narrow that by placing my feet against the opposite wall I could brace back against the door so as to hold it , ngxiust any human assailant who bad only his arm for a lever. I, iun iici?i'-iauvu vi lu.i mi it. u i ; Tho "perspiration of mortal fear started upon my forehead a I hepju the supernatural tread of the strange visit-1 aut approacuing the rpot. It seemed measured stein an age before its brought it to the door, It struck it; the blow was sullen and hollow, as if dealt by the hand of a corpse. It was like the dnll sound of t own feet upon the floor, It struck tU doer asiin, and, to my luteuse relief, the sound was more fce- Mo than before. Snrely, I thought, the ! hand of no living man coala produce each a sonn .-. , , ;. I know not whether it struck again. lug to to j tlredj'.'tudj for now its thick breathing became oX.Yr recently !ie ' "?f loud that even the moamegs, wHicli were mingled with the respiration, be- came inaudible. At last they subsided entirely, becon inff at br4 gradually wkfr,ud thou audiblf only iu handi, sudden Bobs, whom durntion I couM nct estimate, from their 'mingling Villi 'th blabt which swept Hie IdllfidM. ' The last hound thut l reraemucr iu hearing waa tho nt trrib!o of idl tho sound which cure heard fan nyvor 1)4 mibtaken for ttj uthwr lhe,teoUi- rattle In'o" human; thrA3t. - It cam witn a. horrU!o distinctness; it seemed in iLy vory ear. Vlt appeared to mo tint the accumulated horrors cf the whole night had been concentrated in that foutd -that audible connection between life and death. What might have been heard oi that I know not, for insensibility came to my relief. When 1 ajno to, l Knew vnai raurn- I'fc bad come, nd; ft vvoij knowing wLeruerVjrfact it laJ JUonl a hideous dream, I arose and opened tho door. . What word can describe, tho awful 'horror of that moment?' "' ttcfore me blood the spectre, with the' full light pi day revealing its revc-UJng features in all their hideous deformity. The faco waa swollen aud livid, the tongue protruded frdm tho ninthi sijd its eyes, bursting from their .sockets, glared at me and frozo the blood in my It Mn All this is impressed upon, my.mind with a terrible' distinctness, althouga tho view I. had was' instanfandous, for the next instant tho npparation whose arms wero extended forward, fell upon mo and clasped me in a horrible em brace. . . " " - ! " I gave a wild shriek, and. fell, with tho ghastly thing upon nie. , (' Once more insensibility came to my relief. ? i Tho rest of my story was soon told. The household of the inn heard my cry, rushed into tho hall and released mO. - ..!' . i , ' .. It was the dead body of a guest; of tho inn. iio was alllicted with somo organic aQection of the system; and was subiect to crievous fits of nicht mare, duriuir, which he still preserved sufficient pawers of volition to move to the bed of his servant,' who, being used to his attacks, would tako the necessary means to relieve him. The servant had that night remained out late, and when he returned iound his way in the dark to tho wrong room, and ' occupied the bed intended for me, whilst I had btum bled into the ' room occupied , by his master, and got into the servant's bed.. The poor man had fallen' a victim to his malady and my cowardice, , The Largest Ancient Ruins yet Found on This Continent. From tho N. Y. Herald. , , . ' Washington, April 29. Important discoveries of the largest' ancient ruins yet found on this contiaent, which ex tend lor a distance of' fifteen miles up and down tho banks of the Las Ani mas river, about forty miles from Du rango, in Kio Grande county, N. M., havo recently been made. Post-office Inspector Cameron, who visited these ruins lately, believes tho ancient vil lages wore occupied by the Moqui In dians, and not by tho Aztecs, as is gen erally supposed. He speaks of discov ering a stone ruin 400 byi 450 feet, which at one time, evidently, was three stories high. The walls are , five feet thick. There were about 150 rooms in the building of 10 feet square each.' An enterprising'', YanTsee, -who f has pre empted as government land the ground on which the ruins stand, has been doing a fine business, selling relics to' visitors. A discovery thought importantJ by the gentlemen, of pie bureau pf eth- olpgy was lately rnado there oi , tmrt teen human skeletons in a subterrane-;. an chamber of the building mentioned,- This has evidently been used asa burial vault. They wero wrapped up carefully in a Kind ot coarse ciotn ana Dore a closo resemblance to Egyptian mum- ruifci. This cloth was of cotton and woven with fes muoh frkill a if done at tho present day, which ; is considered not the least interesting' part of the discovery. , The skeletons were perfect-, ly preserved ; and cldan! They were unmistakably ' those , of Indians. A quantity of pbtteiyof the best make was.also found in this tomdi. ' " Just in Tlme.v From the Detroit Free Press It was also an "Ohio" niaa who, when a terrible storm'set in one night, rushed into the house of a neighbor and cried out: ' ---'. ; "Jones, this is the,, ending of the earth." . "I'm afraid so I'm afraid so!" was' the replv. "And what shall we do?" "Make our peace with Heaven f" Tho wind blew still stronger, the house began ti 6hake, and the excited man exclaimed :. "Jones, you lost five bushels of wheat last fail P "lea ' "And yon have ronr suspicions?" i jjave. The man who took my wheat had better own np. - "Can you forgive bim?" , "I can." "Well " Here the wind suddenly dropped, and after a look through the window t'ae conscience-stricken man turned and SnUhed: Yea, if I ever xatei Lira Iil advise jjia to call around! At a marriage in Wyoming county, ;tn cia iowr enw- .""u;i, i. i v rr-a fu down it Airs. In 18GS, the poM coast of Oregon, a imrrow strip -f black sand extendinflf several hundred miles, was the sceueof great forrst fire. Mighty woods n i.... iilomr thu coast, and buck from the' very tdgo of (ho sea. ' Lura ber men had' cut down the best trees and used the best part of oa?h tree. Th remaining part was left t dry, which with th auunal iucroaso of leaves, mosi and cones,' made a strata of combustible' material."1, Joaquin Miller tells, in iho lndepntdent, the story of In'th'o autumn of " 18G9, 'the long dreaded fire was fanned into uncon trolablo fury by a strong wind from the sea. and mis ouuo moat, uiuuiuvoau fnTAniln Ainvnottwaililooiaedf A t j tWnk, i I did not boo this; flro; t,but I from what those few BUTvivorB who 10 8KW it havo told me, it was tho most fearful as1 "well as the most - magnificent sight that has ever been seen.1 ' -'J A young settler,' with ' his' wife and two children, the youngest ah infant of only a few days; old told, mo only a few weeks after the fir,o his sad experience in this coiiilagratipn, and, I know J of nothing moro dreodfuL' i , ; j' . ... ' His oabin lay a mile from the soa by; the side of a lumber road, and he had a littlo garden and some fruit trees planted about the door yard.1 1 n The autumn nas late and hot and the woods hazy and dim, so that one could not see far, even down tho road toward thp Eea. ; ... , j: ,! j ; ., .( Suddenly,, one afternoon, he saw a California lion leap oyer his garden fence and creep" up tlie path towards hia door. ' Th6inan took 'down his gun. But the lion' had' her- young whelp in her mouth aud kept creeping closer to him, looking back over her shoulder with her eyes large, pjid .j luminous, vet with such a pleading, human look that he did not shoot.-. Guessinflf the awful truth, ho wen back into the house,. took , up the baby and other child and leading his wife asleep, rushed down1. the road for. the sea."".' -'!"i!i"t ic . . . v, . , -"Before he' reached tho sea tho baby was dead, and the other child died soon after from suffocation, i i His Ulan' of ''retuminsr for tho poor. helpless wife,' as soon as he had carried the (Jhudren out of - danger, oi! course, now. was an impossible oneJ :The coast wasr not bo populous by a great deal as it' had boon.- fOnly a few hundred people now remained, and the houses m the towns were not half in habited. " '; ' ' But the only escape - for' any one was the sea, and even here the smoke soon fell so dense that men could hardly see each other's facesand tho children died from suffocation. , ' ' ' One woman who had got separated from her husband in trying to reach the sea, had three children with her, all of whom died, from one cause and another during the dark and dreadful days that fo'lowed. ....,,... Sho waa ' found wandering up and down the beach by a government ship which touched here soon- after, and taken to San Francisco,, where she died in an asylum for tho insane. Perhaps the ' most remarkable sight here" was-the; howling mass of wild beasts drive n . Idown'tp the.TCiy narrow beach by the namestv .: " The young settler spoken of tells me he was crowded . and , pushed about by boar's and other beasts : more than once as he groped . along .the -sand with his dying children in his arms.' .. Another man who "'Was fortunate .enough to find a boat to escape in, told me that rats, reptiles, squirrels, rabbits, deer, elk, and. indeed, all kinds of beasts or creatures that inhabit the Oregon forests, crowded together as if ono family, and did not attempt to harm each other. - n ..- , ( This man, with his friends in the boat, fearing they would suffocate if they; remained,; or havev their,:, boat swamped by the millions of creatures that crowded into the sea, put out to a little group of islands which lay a few miles out from the shore. ... . But even there they found they' had been .preceded by bear, elk,-deer and other large quadrupeds. ' . .... Ho asserted that he sat side by side with an enormous ;brown bear that night, looking buck at the fire, which swept twenty miles up .the mountain from the sea,, and up and .down the coast, one solid sheet of flame. . , He says that beasts howled dolefully for their lost young, -and that even the sea cows came up out tf the sea on the little islands, and, lifting up their large melancholy eyes toward , tho burning forest, j'oined in the universal w'uil. Reminiscence of Washington. You say," I remarked to ' the old negro who drove thu hack, "that you wero ueneral Washington a bodv servant?".- .' "Dat's sol Dat's jes so, mossa. I done waited, on Washington sence he was so high no bigger'nasmall chile." "You know the 6tory, then, about the cherry tree and the hatchet?" " "Know it? Why I was dar on de spot. I seen Mossa Gawge climb de tree after de cherries, and I een him fling de hatchet at de boys who was to nil' him. J done chase, lem bovs o5T de plAcd myself." ( "Do you remember his appearance as a man? Whit Le looked like?" fc'heA chenkr lea, indeedy.-' He was a kinder man; sorter fat and - mrtTiookil.'' and ETutache and rpectocleo. Hot' geserolly he wore a high hat; but I teed him In a fur cap wid oar warmers I" Yot wcr not with Lira of cottria whon Le crowed tho Dglawarowhe he wout across the Delaware river "Wid him? Yes, sir; I rci. dar. I was not tnoroV two fet oaVn him as he drav across do bridge in LU buggy! ' Dat's a faoV ' I walled W tido.de off hind wheel of dut baggy A "You asw him, then, wheaLo foacl.t theBiiUhh at Trontorj?. , ( m "Sho's your'o born I did I I boji MossaOawge'a cost uu'-hut whilahe fought the British at dut wory place MossalQawge clluclw him, and den dey rassled and raseled, and at firkt be frow, Mossu Gawge, und den Mosm GawRe flung him. and set on him done hammered him till ho cried ,nufff Mossa . Gf'go won dat figbt. I'seed"' uiiu via uiu uwu AU X, COtHfl" liofediu de kyarsl " 'lou weren t with him, though, wheuV he shot the apple off the boy's hedd? "Who wa'n't wid him? I wa'n't? ) flo only pusson dar 'ceptin1' onr white man, ' I ' loaded." MoBsa Gavpc's Lreyojver ah' han'editto him, an' pioked - up ia apple an' ct it soon as hekuockod ' it oil. Nobody can t tell diBh yer oleT vniggiiu numin bout riat circumstance " ion know au the ueneral s relattfint tooI' Suppose ?.C Martin Lather amj-i roter the Hermit and tho rest?" "Knowed 'um all. v ' Many and manj'a de time I done waited on de table when Mossa Gawgo had um to dinner."' "I've , frequently scon pictures olj Washington in which he is represented sitting upon-, iv white horee. 4Did h' really ride a whito horse, or don't you recall tho color of his horse?" K "Why, bress your soul ; 'call de colotj ob de hoss-'cull de color ob it? Do, you see dish yer nigh boss dat I'm a duviu' now, right? Well, dat's da werty hos's Mossa 'Gawge used to ride. He lef it to me in his will," . , . , j. , Just then we reached the station, aooS I dismounted from tho hack and paid Washington's body servant for his se-N vices." -No doubt a longer conversation -with him would have revealed otheW new and startling facts relating to th&j Father of his Country. -Max Adekr ' in Phil. Post. ' t i N . l . To Wasu Calico Dresses. . ' There is an urt about washing dyed goods, which; when once required, will never be forgotton, and will moreover, serve you in good stead . many, man'y times. Bright colored dresses should be well shaken and all the dust beaten out after each day's wearing. A dress keeps clean, and looks bright much longer if the dust is shaken from it ev ery day. And, too, if it should be done" before being washed, then there is no marked difference between the garment 'and the patches. And patches should. never be seen, or at least noticablejf it is avoidable". ' : ' ' ; ' Plaid and graycolored dress goods should be washed in bran water. , Turn a pail of boiling water over two quarts of wheat bran, and let it stand and cool, then turn off . the water and wash the dress as quickly as possible; pass it through a rinsing water and dry in the shade dresses of this kind should nev er be dried in the sun. . Thus treated the color will not wash out in any de gree. Then iron it on the wrong siae, as you should do' all printed dresses. This.niethod consumes some time, but it will bo found to pay, a3 by it all cali co drosses may be made to keep their color till worn out. . . ; .... - Pullman Cars in Europe. V I met George M. Pullman a few min utes who had j"ust returned from Europe. He told me that ho took a pullman car, which has been running on tha Indian Mail route from Bologna- to Brindisi at the southeastern extremity of Italy, and running over the railroad at a- Aes and to Pompeii. , This car, Ibe ieve, was put on at Susa, near the termination of the' French tunnel un der the Alps, and made the run as far as the railroads are continued down the west coast of Itily. Mr. Pullman said he had made contracts to run these oars notonlv as far as the straits of Messina, opposite Sicily, but also on the Island (A Sicily. The Italians, ho said, had be- come alive to the idea that foreign tour ist were necessary to life and trade m tho winter time, and they wanted the improvements to bring them there. The Pullman cars are also to run on The Western railroad of Fance, frcm Paris to Dieppe, Havre, Brest and other points. Galh in Enquirer. . The young Kt Shelly, who saved an Iowa train near Boone by her cour geous and heroic effort j a year or two ago, is engied to be married to tte conductor of the train she saved. o you'll find every woman in tha out stopping railroad trains and Iryr to pretend they're saving them. going to be a hard year for conductors. Boston PotL I remember uoni iwo gcmmenjos'i wbll's'if I'd seen um yesterday. -! Yo A sah ; an' I druv um ou often 1", .