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Tho Legend of Sleepy Ilolloiy
FOUND A MONO THB PAPERS OP TUB LATB
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
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-
' 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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