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Onr terms for annoncing candidates are 1S for state and district offices, r, for eottnty offices, and $3 for precinct and mu nicipal. Terms, cash. ' GENERAL DIRECTORY. official iinm;roHY. ooiiiiiiimaii Hts mhtsiot: Ha.dW. Kaere. af Fayette CMj. m4t-5t Dimicr: Hm. W. H. Bun , el fJnadalupe Uo. ..raiuat avirsa Bier mifsior: Bos. (lee. T McQehee, ef Hare Co. Bvs. J. L. Klllm. ef Caidwait Co. IHTSIOT OOOST ttU nKTIOT. In. H. Teloliiniieller, 1'rr.lillna. Juilae, Lad range J. 4. Belbaaj, Attorney, iiitliCo. naae er anxniso oeoaT... tTl. 1st Xendare In March aud September. May ceatlaae three veeka. Ud R. Kona, J.dge Councj Covin. Ju, 0. Starry, Gennljr Clark. Thai. J. Pari, UUiriet Clerk. S. B. MeHrlde, Ceaaty Atterney. 1. B. Darl.. Sheriff. t. M. Jekneen, Oeaaty Traaaarer. 1. 1, Fenian, Alieieer. Olta Oroee, Marveyer. T. I. Koarqaraaa, Cammlailoner Preolnol No. I. J. T. Onfarib, " " " J. W. Thora, " " " B.m. mibiia. . k. J. twtih, Jatilaa af I ka Paaoa Precinct He. 1. . W. Meaner " T. 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Paatar. mj lobaolat tt.a. RlBflnf at 1 a'clok p. n. Prajar Maaila aa tMmlii. Teaag Maa'a pray er aaaiiag aa Maaday alrbl. : BarriAT. Praaahlac at tba Baptlat Ckareb ary Baadav. Raa. W. I. Bavarlav, Paatar. BaadajAeba alAJS a. a. Toa laan'i prayar aavac Taaidar aiabt. Coa(ragat!aul prayar aaatla Wadaaaday alabl. PKKSBTTIBlAI.-aaraiaaa lad aad 41b Sandaya b aaatb. paatar. Baaday Btheal try Babbatb at B:M a.ai. Pravar Meat at arary Tkaraday at 1: P. aa. All ara laaitad U atwad. CRAltriAM.-ltldar Paatar. Baaaay Scbaal at a. at. A aardlal larltalloa a taadad ta all. PSOTBIrAMT RPIBCOP AL lav. J.fialbraatb. Paatar.-Aarvlaaa tba lad aad tb Baaday. la aah Baaday aabaalavary Baaday. CATROUC. aarrlaaa Alb Baaday Is .Mkaeaik. aar. Paibar mk PaMOT. tAliJ. AkklTAL AKD DEPABTL'KK OF. TO AHD PKOM SAM MABVXM POST OFriCI. llo A-ri. .rrfa. at 4 a. -. aad BOB p .Um uaua .ad i-tt ,. m. lJa'.1'." -bbartaart'aal rttAO p. tiara at i Ull'aa.' intn. .i la w la ia. r. M. 1 ASaa maila .rrlra aad aart dally. I ... rU lmaator-Arrbra. My. Wad- aaa aad ISlu mt a Taaadaf. Tbara, aad Aatarday lt.I. I araj Mlrary rraej B A. -. 11 r M. ta A P. M. a.aa.1 dartaa dMmeat tailaa ua . . I . t .. rw Mr- IMray bHmim aflar dtauibwUaa at aakcb H. A. BJaRliRA.P. . I For $2.60 'in eaaal far mo fj Af amy addreaa AX MA&COS FKEE PKESS e Abe like Family Weekly. THE DETROIT FREE PRESS 'ZZZ'Z'JlZZZJZrXZ -1 DR. N- M. NYE DENTIST. Glorer DuIIdlnsr, on the Square Special attention given to Diseases of the liouth and Facial Neuralgia. mr8Iy BUSINESS DIRFXTORY. BANKERS. GLOVEU NATIONAL BANK OF BAN Marcos, North side Plaza. EIEST NATIONAL BANK of San Mar cos. Southeast Corner Plata. LA W7ER8. SB. McBRIDE, Atl'y and Land Agent. . Office over First Nationul Bank, San Marcos. NOTARY PUBLIC. IU. JULIAN, Judge Wood's New Build . ing, Upstairs. DENTISTS. D" , J. H. COMBS, Judge Wood's New Building, upstairs. DRUGGISTS. T" AYNOLDS & DANIEL, North side JLV Plaza. DRY GOODS fe GROCERIES. PT. TALBOT, Next . National Bauk. door to First JOHNSON & JOHNSON, Mitchell Build, ing, North side plaza. DAILEY & BRO., Southwest Corner Plaza. GROCERIES. W.LEAVELL, South side Public Plazn. T THOMAS TAYLOR East Side Plaza. JABDY & CO. . North side Plaza FURNITURE. J. W. NANCE, Southeast Corner of Pub- lie Square. WA TCHMA KEItS & JK WELERS. w. H. BOBBINS, North side Plaza. GROCERIES & HARDWARE. M. GIESEN, South side pluza. UILLINRY I KS. KICHARDSON, between First Natioual Bank Building and Nance's Furniture Store. SADDLES AND HARNESS. J. R. PORTER, East Side the Square. Our Clubbinp List for 1889. Ws ara prepared ta olub the FREE PBESS to near or rentwing aubMribara with the following pobll catiooa at t-e ratal apeclBed below, if ordered at the fame time with our paper. In the drat column we give tba regular price of each publication aingly, In tba aeoond tba price of the lame and the Faaa Paata togother. lagly With the Free Preaa. 1 T5 S 00 1 76 1 76 4 AO 5 00 A 0 1 s do A 60 1 60 1 60 60 4 20 1 00 3 10 4 Ml 6 60 4 60 3 V 16 A 30 3 34 16 3 15 360 41 3 t OA A 35 A 40 3 76 Aaatin Stateman 00 QaWeeton Rewe 21. Y. Weakly World St. Laaia Hepablla R.Y. Udgar Hew Ot Irene Timet Democrat Louisville Courier Journal.... Cinclnuatl Riiqui'er Suudard.W .t. (IteuryOe rg) Texaa Sifting farm and Ranch Itrtroit Prra Preaa Saturday Evening Paet Re York Obterver Atlanta Couitltution American Agrlculturial Scteottfle American Ueutury Magaii 1a- BC Klcbolaa Harper's Yoang People aatb'a Campanlua - atlaatle Monthly - . Mppiacott'a Masaaina Raleelie Magaitn--.v Phrenelogtcar Journal Peleraon'a Magaiina Popalar BaiaHce Maathly I as 1 00 1 00 . s oe . 1 50 . 1 so , 1 16 . 1 so 4 00 1 04 1 Ml , 1 00 . 16 . 1 16 . 1 (O , S M . 4 oe . A 00 . 1 t . 1 TS . 4 00 . 1 00 . 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Then they ro. gri't tlie years ot siitTcrlng they might liuvu cwuiHtil liatl tlicy tried this remedy earliur. Tliu troublu was constitutional nut liH-al and, until Ayer's Sarsapa rlllit did Its fffuclivo work as an Aiiurniireaiiil Illood l'urillor, they were voiiiH)llit lo snfTcr. Tim wife of Siuuuul Page, 21 Austin st., IaiwuII, Mass., was, fur a long time, siibj!c.t to severe liendacliea, the result of stomurli mul liver disorilers. A pur fcrt euro bus been effected by Ayer's KarHiiuirillu. Frank Uulx-rts. 727 Witshlngton St., ItiMlnu, suys tlmt lie formerly liad tr rlblu liitaiiattlies, and until be took Aynr'n S:n'Hiiiurillii, never found any iiulii:iiiu tliat wimlil give Permanent Relief. " B-iry HpriiiK, for ynrs," writes M.xi W. Ili'V.mu, -J'ii Kifleentlt St., UichiIvii, N. Y., " I have bod intoler able liKiiiliti'liiis. I I'oiiiiiiiinced the use of Aym-'s Sivrsupiirilhi litst March, and lime not li.ul a beuiiaelio since that tiniH." " I KiilTerflil from lioailiwim, Indiges tion, mul debility, mid was burdly able lo ilritit uivsulf uboiit tliu bouse," writes Mrs. Si. M. Iji-wIs, of A St., Lowell. M;n. " Ayer's Sars;i)!irilla has worked it niitrveloiis I'limin in my ease. I now feel strung ami wijll us ever." Jonas nariimn, Ksi., of Lykms, Pa,, writes: " Kor years I bavo sutTered tlii'Hiifiillv, every Spring, from beadatrbe, cnuiiMl by impurity of the blood and biloiiMiiexH. It seemed for days and vee'.H lluil my bend would split open. Notiiiiijj n-lieveil niu till I took Ayer's Siirxaimrillit. Tbis medicine has cured me 'completely." When Mrs. Oenevra Belanger, of 24 BridiiK St., Spriiigllelil, Mass., bepan to use Ayer's 8iirnaparilla, sbe bad suffered for some years from a serious affection of tliu kidneys. Kvory Spring, also, she was iilllicteil with lieaduebe. Ions of appetite, mid indigestion. A friend per siihiIimI ber to use Ayer's Sarsnpnrilla, which benelited ber wonderfully. Hei health is now perfect. Martyrs to head-si-be should try Ayer's Sarsaparilla, I'ri'parcd liy Tr. .T. C. Ayor k Co., Iwell, Haas Price 1 ; U boltl-ia, i. Worth $6 s bottle. A LESSON FROM KATUEE. How to Ourea Cold. A SUBJECT IN WHICH WE A HE ALL MOBS OR LESS 1NTEHESTED. To euro u cold quickly it nuiRt be properly treated 11s soon as the first symptoms appear, llo you know tho Inst srmiitoniB? 11 not. you will un doubtedly remember having them ut numerous times and thnt you did not consider them at nil scrioi.H or even worthy of your attention. They are n dry ioud cough, it thiti whito coating on tho tongue and a profuse watering discharge from llio nose. Any ono or more of these symptoms is naluroa way of telling people they have tnken cold, and gives them ample time to euro it witkin two days if they desire to. The free use of Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy will rest fire the system lo a healthy condition within that time. If however the cold is neglected And allowed to become settled in the system several days or even a week may bo required to cfi'ect a euro, ns naluro must thou take its course and all that can be done is to aid nature in freeing tho system of tho cold, which is best accomplished by using Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. It will open the secretions and loosen and relieve the cold in less .time than any other medieino or treatment; it seems to undermine a cold and to com pletely eradicate it from tho system, as evidence of Its superior cxcclhinco, wo refer to the following testimonials of people well known und respected at their several places of residence. The geueral expression of those who have used Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy is "It is tho best I ever tried." W. U. Kiley, Stanford, 111. I havo sold Chamberlain'! Cough Remedy for eight years and it has given universal satisfaction to my customers. I use no other in my family, and have never called a doctor for any lung trouble. We could not keep house without it. S. B. Walker, druggist, C.tlnrnus, Clinton, Co., Iowa Mr. J. J. LaGrange a leading drug gist, of Avoea. Nebraska, says: "I have been engaged in the sale of drugs and medicines for tho past twenty-eight years, and during that time have sold many different cough preparations, but I have never sold or handled any cough medicine that gave as perfect satisfac tion, to all my customers, as Chamber lain's Cough Remedy. I consider it a specific for croup and all throat and lung complaints of children. I know of cases of spastnodio croup where the life of a child has been saved by the timely use of this medicine. It is very pleasant to take which la one of tb: importaat requirements whan a cough remedy is intended for small children." For Sale by IiavnolrfB & DanieL D. A. GLOVES, W. D. WOOD. raEsnEr. ice pbast. TOM H. GLOVER. OIKBIKB. Clover national Bakk OF N4X MAKCOM. Copifnl raid Up 9X0,000. AHtkorized Capitat, fJSO.OOO. A nraerel na.klag Rwie TreBeetrd. e aaat. af ercbaaia. rirme aad I eellcited MRBCTORS. w. d. wood. w. o. btl ii.u mow. $. r. .mew, nuo. x. mooebae. D. . obOVCB. - W. DOMAJM. ily2lyj EDJ.L GREEV. i. W. HERKDON. rarxr. vicb nut E. L. THOMAS Caaauata. First ivational Bahx, OA- H ICX. CjbHjI S'otV Pj Up, $ 80.0CO. 250.0&0. ; Autbwried Caprtil. A . af Brrrbaaia. Paraarra, Pa arraa-Kd b.J. L ' Tho Legend of Sleepy Ilolloiy FOUND A MONO THB PAPERS OP TUB LATB PIEDRICH KNICXEROOCEER. In the bosom of one of those spacious roves which indent the eastern shore of tho Hudson, at that broad expansion of tho rivor denominated by tho ancient Dutch navigators the Tappaan Zee, and whore they always prudonUy shortened sail and implored the protection of Bt. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Ureensburg, but which Is more generally and properly known by the tuuuo of Tarry Town, . lliis name was given It, we are told, in former days, oy the good housewives of the ad jacent country, from tho Invctcrato pro pensitv of their husbands to linger about tho villago tavern on inarkot days. Be that as it may, I do not vouch for tho fact, but merely advert to it for tho sako of being prociso and authentic. Not fur from this villago, jx-rliaps about three miles, thero is a littlo valley, or rather hip of land, among liii;li lulls, which is 0110 of tho quietest places in the whole world. A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull ono to repose; and tho occusumnl whistlo of a quail or tupping of a woodpecker is almost the only sound that over breaks in upon tho uniform tranquillity. I recollect that, when a stripling, my first exploit in squirrel shooting was in a grovo of tall walnut trees that shades ono side of tho vnlley. I had wandered into it ut noon tinio when till nature is peculiarly quiet, und was ' startled by tlio roar of my owu vpn as it broko tho Sabbath stillness around and was prolonged and reverber ated by tho angry echoes. If over I should wish for a rotreut whither I might steal from tho world and its distractions, and dream quiotlv nway tho remnant of a troubled life, 1 know of none more promising than this littlo valley. From tho lintless repose of tho place, and the peculiar chnractcr of its inliabit ants, who nro descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this se questered glen has long been known by tho name of Sleepy Hollow, and its mstio Lids are called the Sleepy Hollow boys throughout all the neighboring country. A drowsy, dreamy iniiuenco Ruems to hang over tho land find to pervade tho very atmosphere. Sonio say that tho placo was bewitched by a high German doctor during tho early days of tho settlement; others, that an old Indian chief, tho prophet or wizard of hia tribo, held his powwows thero liefore tho country was discovered by Master IlendrieU Hudson. Certain It b that tho place still continues under the sway of sonio witching power that holds a spoil over tho minds of tho good peoplo, causing them to wulk in a continual rov erk. '1'liey are given to all kinds of mar velous beliefs: ai subject to trances nnd viaiona. and frequently coo strango Gights and hear musio and voices in tho rtir. Tho wliolo neighborhood abounds with local tale.i, haunted snot and twilight superstitions; stars shoot and meteors glaro of toner ceross tho volley than hi any other part of tho country, and tho night mare, with her wliolo nine fold, seems to niako it the favorite scono of her gambols. Tho dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region nnd seems to bo commander-in-chief of nil tho powers of tho air, Li tho apparition of a liguro on horseback without a heud. It is said by some to bo tho ghost of a Hessian trooper, whoso head had been carried nv.v.y uy a cannon ball in some nameless attlo during tho revolutionary war, and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk, hurrying along in tho gloom of the night aa if on tho wings of the wind. His haunts aro not conlincd to tho valley, but extend at times to tho adjacent roads, nnd especially to tho vi cinity of a church that is at no great dis tance Indeed, certain of tho most au thentic historians of those parts, who havo been careful in collecting and col lating tho floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that tho body of tho trooper, having been buried in tho church yard, tho ghost rides forth to tho sceno of battlo in nightly quest of hi3 head, and that tho rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along tho hollow, Iiko a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated and in a hurry to get back to tho churchyard beforo daybreak. Such is tho general purport of this le gendary superstition, which has fur tiishod materials for many a wild story in that region of shadows; nnd the spectro U known ut all tho country liresidca by tho naruo of tho Iloadlcsa Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. It h remarkable that tho visionary pro pensity I havo mentioned is not confined to tho nativo inhabitants of tho valley but is unconsciously imbibed by ovory oao who resides thero for n time. How ever wido awako they t:iay havo lieon be foro they entered that bleepy region, they are suro iu a littlo timo t't uihalo the witching influence of tho nir and lgin to grow imaginative to dream dreams and see apparitions. I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud, for it is in Guch littlo re tired Dutch vallcvs found hero and there embosomed in the great state of Now York that population, manners and cus toms remain fixed, while tho great tor rent ot tnigration and improvement which is making such incessant changes in otlicr parts of this restless country sweeps by them unobserved. They oro like those littlo nooks of still water wliicb border a rapid stream, where wo mav see the straw and bubblo riding quiet Iv at anchor, or slowly revolving in tlieir mimio harbor, undisturbed by the rush of the passing current. Though many years Lava elaj-scd tinea I trod tho drowsy shade of bleepy IIoUow, yet I question whether I fchoulj not till find the came trees and tlui satua families vccuuus in Us Audtcred bu- BOIU. ' In tills by place of nature there abode In a remote period of American history, that is to lar, some thirty yar tince, a worthy wight of tba uuw if IcLabod Crane, whoso kmmeX. or as lie exToa-d it, "tarTirxT h fcOcc-py Hollow, for tlic purpose oi instrucLui Urn children of Ute rk-icity. IIo ni a native of Cor.necti cut, a atat w hich supplies the L nkw with pisnoKTS for LUe tuuid as rul as for lua fure-t. and actul forth yearly itA Irzkr.H of f rca'jer woodmen tnd country acitooluiast:TA 'ilie cwginva til Crab as not iaJicaUe to his ptrn lis ru tall, ut triiri,Iy link, w ith nar r jw aliool lcn, long anuAAnd IikIa thit t'gkvl n nui out cf las tWn 1, tcet l.a"iiii'Hit Lave ttnrd foe there la, ttr.i I u wiK le frarr.erooe lt!y hcrig trCtcr. Iluhead J A. ix'X aU.i at top, wiiia ture ra. Lays fixn. rUT ryes xjtA a Vjdz ': ., so t't it looked like a weather-cock perched upon Ids spltdlo nock to tell which way the wind blow. To ase him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with bis clothes bagging and fluttering about him, ono might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or B3tne scarecrow eloped from cornfield. His school house was a low building of one targe room, rudely constructed of logs; the windows partly glazed and partly patched with leaves of copy books. It was most ingeniously secured at va cant hours by a witho twisted in the handle of tho door, and stakes set against tho window shutters; so that though a thief might get in with perfect ease, he would Und some embarrassment in get ting -out on idea most probably bor rowed by the architect, Yost Van liotiten, from the mystery of on eel pot. The school house stood in a rather lonely, but pleasant situation, just at tho foot of B woody hill, with a brook running close by, and a formidable birch tree growing at ono end of it. From hence the low murmur of his pupils' voices, conning over their lessons, might be heard of a drowsy summer's day, like tho hum of a beehivo, Interrupted now and then by tho authoritutivo voice of .the master, in the tono of mennco or command, or, per ad venture., by tho appalling nottnd of the birch ns ho urged stinio t:mly loiterer along tho flowery path of knowledge. Truth to sny , ho was a consdent lous man, that over lxiro in mind tho golden maxim, "Sparo tho rod and spoil tho child." Ichubod Crane's scholars cortulnly were not spoiled. I would not have It imagined, however, that ho was one of those cruel potentates of tho school, who joy In tho smart of their subjects; on the contrary, ho ad ministered justieo with discrimination rather than severity; taking the burthen olf tho backs of tho weak, and laying it on thoso of tho strong. Your mere Euny stripling that winced at the least ourish of tho rod, was passed by with indulgence; but tho t luims of justice were satisfied by Inflicting a double por tion on sonio littlo, tough, wrong headed, broad skirted Dutch urchin, who Bulked and swelled nnd grow dogged nnd sullen beneath the birch. All this ho called "doing his duty by tlieir parents;" uod "Doing hi a duly by thir piimnt.n ho nover Inflicted a chastisement without following it by tho ussuriince, so consol atory to tho nuiiirting urchin tlmt "ho would remember it and thank him for it tho longest flay he had to live." VVI1011 school hours wero over ho was even tho companion and playtnato of tho larger boys; and on holiday afternoons would convoy tomo of tho smaller ones homo, who happened to havo pretty sis tora or good housewives for mothers, noted for tho comfort3 of the cupboard. Indeed, it behooved him to keep on good terms with his pupils. The revcuuo aris ing from his school was small, nnd would havo been scarcely sufficient to furnish him with daily bread, for ho was a hugo feeder, nnd though lank, hud tho dilating powers of an anaconda; but to help out Ids maintenance, he was, according to country cus tom hi those parts, boarded and lodged nt tho houses of tho farmers, whose cliildren he instructed. With these ho lived successively, a week at a timo, thus going the rounds of the iiclglilxjr hood, with all his worldly effects tied up in a cotton hnndkerchief. That nil this might not be too onerous on tho purses of Ida rustic patrons, w ho aro apt to consider tho costs of schooling a grievous burden, and schoolmasters as mere drones, ho had various ways of rendering himself both uscf ul and agree able. He assisted tho fanneru occasion ally in tho lighter labors of their farms. hol!ed to maio hay, mended tho fences. toolt tho horses to water, drove the cows from pasture nnd cut wood for tho win ter lire. Ho laid aside, too, all the domi nant di-iilv end nhiioluto sway with which li lorded It i.i IiU littlo rrnpiro, tho school, and Lecamo wonderfully i:en tlo nad ingratiating. Ho found favor in tho eyes oif tho mothers by petting the children, particularly tho youngest: and like the lion bold, which whilom so magnuniinMibly tlio lamb did hold, ho would sit v. ith n child on 0110 knee, and rock n cnallo with his foot fur whole hours lo. jclhcr. In addition to Ids other vocation:, he wa tho riingin;; nmsUx of the neighbor hood, and iiickcd up many Lrixlit t.hil- 1 lin.T!t by instructing the yo:i:ig folks in psalmody. It was n matter or r.o lillie vanity to Urn c;i Sundays, to Ui!:o bis station i:t front of thJ church jti:llcry, with a lond of chrcscn sinTH, where. In his own wind, he compiiti ly carried away tho p-ilui from tho tvstnn. Cer tain it is, lii voice resoiumcd far nl-ovc ail tho root of tlio congtvg--ti n. and ther.t are poruinr fjnavcrs Mill ti be heard i:i that church, and w hich nay even be heard lialf a mile r. f,ui: .-U the op;osiu? tide of IIkj I el tid. vi a still bumlay morning, which are Kii I to be IcTitimr.telr daccnik-J from the ik- of It :iir-l i Yarn. Tlu by divers littli-rui'i.L-!;.i.'t , in that l:igcaious v.-:;y r. bich is cuuimurdy lc-ixmirlxl ".y lnk Mid by cr-." I'm irt!iT 'jL--,uo pot on tihnijly cni-:'i. r.nd fcaal'ioiiht. Ly all T.-ho ui! jiTUl iMtiii.:;;.f t!:e la! 4 fv.A vur., Ui hate a VIA a- Tit I y Lfc fjt it. Tlie m hor J:TU-.rr la renfT" r"-n f'f sotite i:ujrt.Trvo ia lUr f'-aiii." tbtlocf arunl icihburlxnd. Ixirn cwiw-jtred a kind f-f iJle p-t.tl' man like nuwr, of Ai.4ly FUpcrt" tto cixl ax-r-rnnj.jji-cx-iiM to the roush couotry iribi, and. Lodcd. iuf'-nor in Ijamuij cly ta the parson. Hi aj'pecrarr. I!irnpft, is apt to occj-n wne bi'.le atir .t t! U laMe of a f ana ar..l llMjd;tKi t4T a ;-niu;o'Tar citf.h of rii.i or wrV lixats, or. Tdvrr.ture. th " rd of a aJtcTtc:4. Oarmanof Wttra llacrr fore was p-cuiiaily ha;-) ? ia th auiiV cAT a'.l ties country daraaiia. How lie wuo!4 tgure tvnxig tlatcn ia tle charr ar J LtAwrxw ax-rriira oa t mii't. frxliitn TarcA tor tbcaa fma th Tinrt4 overrun tiio aurrounuing tries: reciting for their amusement all tho epitaphs on the tombstones, or aauntoring with a wholo bovy of thoin along tho bonks of tlio adjacent mill pond, whilo tho mora bo&hiiu .country bumpkins hung shaxjp. Ishly back, enryiug Ids superior elegance and address. From his half Itinerant llfo, also, he was a kind of traveling gazette, carrying tho wholo budget of local gossip from house to house, so that his appcurance was always greeted with satisfaction. He was, moreover, esteemed by the women as a man of great erudition, for he had read several books quite through, and was a perfect master of Cotton Mather's "History of Now England Witchcraft." In which, by tho way , he most firmly and potently believed. lie was, in fact, an odd mixture of small shrewdness nnd Simple credulity. His appotlto for tho marvelous and his powers of digesting it were equally extraordinary, nnd both had been increased by his residence in this spellbound region. No tide was too gross or monstrous for his capacious swallow. It wan often his delight, after his school was dismissed in tlio after noon, to stretch himself on the rich lied of clover, bordering tho littlo brook thnt whimpered by his school house, and thero con over old Muthers direful tales, until tho guthering dusk of evening made tho printed pago a incro mist bo foro his eyes. Then, as ho wended his way, by swnmp end stream nnd awful woodland, to tho farm houso whero he happened to bo quartered, every sound of naturo, at that witching hour, flut tered his excited imagination; tho moan of tho wldp-poor-wilr from the hill sido; tho boding cry of the tree toad, that har binger of storm; tho dreary hooting of the ucreech owl; or tho sudden rustling in tho thicket of birds frightened from their roost. Tho tiro flies, too, which sparkled most vividly in tho darkest places, now nnd then startled him, as ono of uncommon brightness would stream across his .path; and if, by chunco, a hugo blockhead of a beetle cumo winging his blundering flight against him, ttio poor vurlet was ready to give up tho ghost, with the Idea that he waa struck with a witch's token. His only resourco on such occa sions, either to drown thought or drive awny evil spirits was to Bing psalm tunes, and tho good people of Sleepy Hollow, as they sat by their doors or cn evening, wero often tilled with owe nt hearing his nasal melody, "in linked sweetness long drawn out," floating from tho distant hill or nlong tlio dusty road. Another of his sources of fearful pleas ure was, to pans long winter evenings with tho old Dutch wives, aa they sat spinning liy tho lire, with a row of apples roasting and sputtering along tho hearth, nnd listen to tlieir marvelous tales of ghosts, und goblins, und haunted fields and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or galloping IJeB Bian of tho Hollow, as thov sometimes called him. IIo would delight them equally by his anecdotes of witchcraft, and of tho direful omens and portentous sights and sounds in tho air, which pro vuilod in tho earlier times of Connecticut; and would frighten them wofully with 6oculationo upon coinots and shooting star t, and with tho alarming fact that the world did absolutely turn round, and that they wero half tho time topsy turvy F lint if there wns a pleasuro In all this, whilo snugly cuddling in tlio chimney corner of a chamber that was all of a ruddy glow from tho crackling wood firo. and where, of course, no specter dared to show it'i face, It was dearly purchased by tho terrors of his subsequent walk homewards. What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path, amidst the dim and ghastly glaro of a snowy night! With what wistful look did ho oyevery trembling ray of light streaming across tho waste fields from sonio distant win dow! How often was ho appalled by somo shrub covered with snow, which like u uheeted specter licset his very path! How often did lio shrink with curdling awo at the sound of bin own steps on the frosty crust beneath his foot,, and dread to look over his shoulder, lest he should behold somo uncouth being tramping closo behind him! And how often was ho thrown into comploto dismay by somo running blast, howling among tlio trees, in tlio Idea that it was tho gullophig Hes si.tn on one of his nightly scouringsl All these, however, were mere terrors of tlio night, phantoms of tho mind, tliat walk in darkness; and though ho liad seen many sicctcrs in his timo, aud been mora thnu onco beset by Satan In divers sh:ixs, in his lonely perambulations, A-et daylight put an end to til theuo evils; and bo would Imvo passed a pleas ant lifo of it, in despito of the evil and all his works, if lii path had not been crossed by a be ing that causes more perploxity to mortal man, than ghosts, goblins and tho whole raco of witches put together: and that was a woman. Among tho mwical disciples who as sembled ono evening in each week to re ceivo his instructions in psalmody was Katrina Van Tassfl, the daughter and only child of a substantial Dutch farmer. Sho was a blooming Lis of frctdi 18; plump as a partridge; rij and melting and rosy cheeked ns ono f Ikt father's peaches, and universally famed, not merely for her beauty, btit her vast ex pectations. Sho was witlial a little of a coquette, as might bo perceived even in her drees, which waa a mixturo of ancient and modern fashions, as meet suited to act oil her charnia. Sho wore tho ornaments of pure yellow gold, which her great great grandnjotlnr liad brought over from Kaardam; tho tempt ing Htomachi r of the oldeu tune, and withal a provokingly short petticoat, to display the prettiest foot and anklo in the country round. Ichabod Crane had a soft and forlish heart tward the cx; and it is not to br wondered at, that ao tempting a morsel soon fotind favor In hi cjr. more espe cially after lie bad visaed Iter In ucr pater nal maiiKko. Old liedttu Van wavi a J -rfct picture of a tlirivinir. coo trntttl. liberal hrarlr-l falUMT. lie Join, it is true, tv-nt e-ithrr hie ryea car his tliourl'.ts bryond the brmndarW of Lis nam farm: I Kit arittiln trx-lfe. rtrrvthinB waa inn- happy, and rli cnrKbtkoed. ! lie was MtialKd with Ms waltb.but not . proud Ot It; and J AVruol 1.1 mar If nprea the j hextr alwndanoc- ralbr-r lhaa flap Uj If I in birb If UTV-.L His etrorirhoiJ was ' titoaU-d on tlie bank of t)a 1Jih1mx ia one of thfiae frra-n. shrlK-rrd. frrtUa ' nook hi wbicb the Iftitch fanners are fA(4 rir-eJUng. A rrrat ( Ira Ire aprrad i:i I rocd Inrti- orr It, at lbs UK 4 I.k i UiU4r up a srring of U10 m(u- !vl larrifM iit. H a Lf.le wU, :.rmrl 4 a lrrl. sod th sV4 spr-ln- if tbroocn the crres ta a tnxz- a TS. VrTr-fR i l-d 4 aj Mrt r-t It f trmm Ha uaaa. ml a IbaufU ta rati. ua wvrj bonng broolc, tlmt bnbOud afong nmoiig alders and dwarf willows, lturd by tlie furuihouso was a vast burn, that might havo served for a church, every window nnd crevice of which eermcd bursting forth with tho treasures of the farm; tho flail was busily resounding within It morning to night; swallows and martins skimmed twittering about the eaves, and rows of pigeons. Bomo with ono eye turned up an If watching tht weather, somo with their heads under tlieir wings, or buried in their bosoms, and others, swelling, and cooing and bowing about their dames, were enjoying the Bunshino on the roof. Sleek, un wieldy porkers were grunting in tlie repose and abundance of their pens, from whence sallied forth, now and then, troops of sucking pigs, as if to snuil the air, A stutoly squadron of snowy geeso were riding in an adjoining pond, convoy big wholo fJeota of ducks; regiments of turkeys were gobbling through the farm yard and guinea fowls fretting about It lilco ill tempered house- . wives, with their peevish, discontented cry. liefore the barn door strutted the gallant cock, tlmt pattern of a husband, a warrior nnd a finogontlemnn, clapping his burnished wings und crowing la tlio prido and gladness of his heart some times tearing up tho earth with his feet, and then generously calling his ever hungry family of wives and children to enjoy the rich morsel which he had dis covered. Tho pedagoguo's mouth watered, as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter faro. In hlti devouring mind's eye ho pictured to himself every rousting pig running efjout, with a pud-, ding in its belly and nn apple in Its mouth; tho pigeons wero snugly put to bed iu a comfortable pie, and tucked In with a coverlet of crust; the geeso were swim ming in their own gravy, nnd tho ducks pairing cosily in dishes, like snug mar ried couples, with a decent competency of onion sauco. In the porkers he saw carved out tlio future sleek sido of bacon and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey, but ho beheld daintily trussed up, with Its gizzard under its wing, and, pcrad venturo, a neckloco of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back in a sido dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit dis dained to ask wliilo living. ' As tho enraptured Ichubod fancied all this, and ns ho rolled his great green eyes over tlio fat meadow lands, the rich fields of wheat, of ryo, of buckwheat and Indian corn, and the orchards bur thened with ruddy fruit, which sur rounded the warm tenement of Van Tas sel, his heart yearned after tho damsel who was to inherit theso domains, and his imagination expanded with tho idea, ' how thoy might bo readily turned into cash and the money Invested In immense tracts of wild land nnd shlnglo palaces In tlio wilderness. Nay, his busy fancy already rcullwid his hopes, and presented to him tho blooming Katrina, with a wholo family of cliildren. mounted on tho top of a wagon loaded with house hold trumpery, witli pots and kettles dangling beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding a pacing mnro, with ft colt at her heels, setting out for Kentucky, Ten nessee -or tho Lord knows where OONTINUKD HltXT Wl EX CURIOUS THINGS OF LIFE. John Connexion, of Louisville, &jv has mule which chews tobacco. A Spanish paper announces that a Spanish tnapmaker has proved the world to be Bat. A single gold dollar can be mado Into a sheet that will carpet two rooms ItiX feet square, A Swlas bos invonted a musical bos wblcb introduces the human voice and also the trill of birds. . ,1 Thoy are going back to tbe old fashion of selling grains and vegetables by weight, In stead of measure In Philadelphia. Among the itudenta at Princeton college, is one 73 yearn old. tie Is studying for tbe min istry, and expects to graduate tbis torn. A cow broke Into a Brooklyn oyster deal er's establishment and devoured eight quarts of raw oysters before alio was dLeooveretl. Tbe Baxter family, of Norwich, Conn., found a valuablo diamond ring stowed away in tbe Interior of tlieir thanksgiving turkey. A California farmer, boUevIng that oats will sxtcrminate squirrels aud gophers, pur chased a large number and set tbent at lib erty on bis load. A Chicago paper, In trying to refer to "tbe lato lamented," Rots lit uTbs late lieuten ant," and what makes it worse is tbe fact that it was a woman. William Solomon, aa Ohio tourist, fell through a skylight In a Kearny strvet. San Franciaoo, lodging bouse. A fragment of glass caugbt blm In tbe right eys andgoagsd the member out Oura cbewers should taks warning from tbe faU of a Newton, Conn., girl, aged 10. A piece of gum slipped do aro bar throat. And, lodging at tba entrance to tbe stomach, rauwd a fatal ulceration. An loam well digger .arbo was toiprisoned for flvs days In a well says bs did not suffer much for food or drink, but be was much vexed that bo did not think to put a novel In bis pocket wbeo be left borne that morning. A citisea of New Ulm, If inn., owns a boras which bs oonali'rra aa nnerriug weather pcopbrt. lis can alersvstell wbanaatorm Is coming by watcbiu? tbe animal", eyes, which change frora a very light color to dark blue twenty -four hours belurs aehangsia tba w rather. A colored Bans girl of AlcRae, Oa.. play tally put a uaby in a burmo drawer to armies It Tbe child, of euurae, screamed, and everybody berama so excited UvU lbs Imby Dearly eon bored before any body could rrgalo euCk-amt pi art ice of mind toopaei tba drawer. Tact was too liute water in tba baptis aaal pool of a colored Oaptist chorea la Kirk villa. Ala., and whew the seztoa started tbe Ore it U wap. Tbe chorea was fall of peo pirn and tho paatar had to be Imkrm off tho rafters wbltbar he waa thruea with a Ud der, Lot BO 00a waa hart. A fmr.bt train oa tho Snatbsrw raciSa rmiiKaad ioUly raa lata a hard of eauie, suitiag a reej-tiaz ea f. which Jaanprd at new howad oa Ana pilot of the lonocnouvs. It laid eVA jat7 aad rods for alas Baftee, Aj Us traia afvtaactaJ Taxman tho VTad whaatlo ertateed at aad at Jaaoped froea tba ptaut aad emaaprrad acrai the raia. Tba Drtrart i mmi ahooldrrs this statav aarwl: "A Ormad ftajade taauly Baanrd Benuh was a cnoabraataaei e-lcd. wfevt earvrsfcaraa errdrb rAano,V4 aad aa.ie taare darmf, tho Aarr aad a east at aipU. The othnr mmtff itr. Kwirrh f as tV-at, ad bad an.m-ia oVwawe haj ekars whaa ha heard a rbrfe. aad twAe aa aal saw Ua) twrcnajra had ckaaW ami JLra. Sowth aaa4a. Ha iaaawl Mraa.aaia ucm aaVA ly, eaat K .7. aA eras Led.y aaaa a ly U maairt Aa Mm e A '