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WHAT JOHN FOUND.
J Recess was nearly over. The boys and girls'gathered in the play-ground outside of the log school house, but no play was going on. Most of the boys had their books in their hands, and were poring over them as if to make up for all the idle time of their lives: the girls sat on the wood-pile, whisper ing and looking at the boys with a kind of awe. The school house was built just out side of a mountain village in North Carolina. The boys were dressed in butternut, or blue cloth, the girls in a kind of linsey, all of which their moth ers had spun and woven. Outside of the fence was a gang of little negroes, whom the white children ordered about with an air of authority; for, poor as they were, their fathers nil were slave owners. There was a row of shiny black faces at the top of the fence. “Gorrv! Look at Mas’Will! I tink he get it!” “Pshaw! G’long. you Victory! Our Mas’ Bob's twict as good a scholar. See how he pokin’ into dat book.” The others volunteered no opinions, but shouted: “Hooray! Which of yea gwine to be de sojer? Mas’ Bob Sevier he gwine! Cunnel Bob Sevier! Hooray!” Never had there been such a day known in Uncle Job's school. Bob Sevier, a fair, thin boy, with round blue eyes, sat on the steps, turning over the leaves of his "Histo ric Sacre.” He knew every word and line; but he turned leaf after leaf with his cold shaking fingers. “When the little negroes shouted iui c/uuuci jjuu. nc- icii a uimji m his throut choking him. If lie should not win! Bob lmd always been head boy in the school, but during the last month he had worked harder than ever. The cause was this- Judge Pet ers, who was now Congressman from this district, had paid a visit to the village a few weeks before, and had dropped into the school one morning and made the boys a little speech. “I was a pupil here,” he said. “There is the very desk at which I sat. Un cle Job taught me pretty much all I know. My father could not afford to send me to college, and I am sure neither can your fathers afford to send you there. But I want to gire some boy here a chance such as I did not have. I have the appointment of a cadet to West Point, and I propose instead of giving it to some rich man's son, that the boy in this school who passes the best examination a month from now shall have it.” This was the speech. It made the boys as wild as if he had put fire into their brains. Not a boy there who did not see himself a colonel in full regi mentals, preceeded by a brass band, riding up the streets of the village in triumph. They fell to studying, most of them for the first time in their lives. They never ha’d done anything but lounge about the sunny, chilly high land hamlet, listening to the intermin able stories of the hunters, who came in with peltry, or playing “sisty out” with the little negroes. John Fremoy, the shabbiest of them all, sat apart from the other boys with his sister Louise. “Now, Lou, just hear me this page,” and lie began: “ ‘Charlemange, other wise Charles the Great, was the son of Pepin the Short, the first of the Carlo vimrian—Carlovinomn*—wlmt c. next?” “ ‘Dynasty, ”’ prompted Lou. “And what’s the meaning of ‘dynas ty,’ I’d like to know? such rubbish! I don’t understand a word of it! There’s no use to try, Lou!” Lou's eyes filled, and the tears rolled down her flushed cheeks; but John only shut his jaws a little firmer, and fixed his dark eyes on the ground. They were honest, kind eyes, but dull: very different from Bob Sevier’s, which glowed like lamps. “I might as well give up, Lou. Un cle Job says patience and hard work will take any boy through. Now, Bob Sevier don't work half as hard over his books as I do; but just look at him. I reckon he could go over the Carlov ingians, or any other Vingian, like a trottin’ horse.” “Oh, yes, I reckon he could,’’groaned Lou. “But only think of West Point, Jack! You’d be a gentleman and a sol dier, and see the world. An’ ef you don’t get it, why, then—” “Then Uncle Bill will set me to plow ing in the Fall. He said only this morning he'd wasted enough money on our schoolin’, and you and I be to go to work to earn our salt.” John took up the book and went at the lesson with a desperate energy-, while Lou sat crying silently-. The children were orphans and lived with their uncle, a farmer, on Mount Craggy. He was wretchedly poor, like all the other mountaineers, and was, beside, a coarse, hard-natured man. The scliool-bell rang. “It’s coming now,” said John, as he got up and shut the book. ‘ Your powerful on ’ritlmietic, John ny, mind that. Jest you keep up,” eagerly whispered Lou, running along beside him. The boys crowded into the hot little school-room, and the girls, followed, xcepting Lou, who hung back, and finally went to the wood-pile again. She knew she should not be missed, and she could not bear to hear John's examination. The poor little girl had but one friend in the world, her brother. She sat down, her hands shaking as if ir. a chill. “He’ll fail—I know he’ll fail!” she said, looking up to the sky and talking out loud. “I can’t stand it! Oh, Heavenly Father! I can’t!” As with most Southern children, “Heavenly Father’ was very real to Lou. There she began to pray, fast and hard, to this far-away Friend in the sky to help John. “Oh, dear, only get him over the Latin, and them Vingians! He’ll man age the arithmetic himself.” She sat there an hour or more, hear ing only a droning voice now and then from the open window. At last there wasahusl). Uncle Job was going to give his decision. The little negroes crowded up to the school house steps. Lou stood up and threw her calico sun-bonnet olf her head. She did not know what she did. she was stifling with sudden, terrible heat. Her strain ed eyes were on the door. Presently she heard Uncle Job’s voice in a few brief words. But she did not catch them. They sounded to her like “John has won—John Fremoy.” Suddenly there was a cheer inside. Then the negroes took it up. “Bob Sevier! Cunnel Bob? Hooray for Bob!” Lou sat down and covered her face with her hands. Her brother came to her in a moment. “Get up, and come along home,’’ he said roughly. one caught ms arm and patted it. “Don't you mind it, Johnny,” she said. “You kin do lots of things Bob Seviers knows nothin'about,” she cried, fiercely. “No, Bob won it fair,” he said, stur dily. “I’m a dunce; I didn't deserve it; that’s the worst of it.” His face was colorless, even to his lips, but he showed his disappointment in no other way. Judge Peters came to the village the next day, heard the report of the ex amination, sent for Sevier, and prom ised him the appointment. He then went out to the farm which he owned, near to Cabel Fremoy’s, John’s uncle. The boy crept over, to ward night, to catch a glimpse of the great man who might have made him happy for life, but had not done it. He hung miserably about the place until evening, aud then set out home ward. Coming to the edge of Craggy Creek, just where it turned from the moun tain, he sat down on the bank, and put his hot feet into the water. To-mor row he was to be set plowing with the j negroes. “It’s all yer fit for,” his uncle said, i “Ye'd a chance for West Point, an’ ye didn't take it. So ye ken kennel with the darkies for the rest of yer life. I’ll feed ye no more.” John sat moodily flinging pebbles into the water, until dusk came on, and an owl began to hoot. Suddenly the boy stood up, trem bling with excitement, holding a stone in his hand up to the fast-fading light. It shone with a brilliant lustre, like a great drop of dew in the morning sun. As he moved it, it flashed a blood-star in his dirtv nalui. John had heard nf the ruby which had once been found in the next gorge. “It was worth thousands of dollars!” he sobbed, rat her than spoke. “I heard Judge Peters tell my uncle there was a corundum on his farm, and a ruby is a kind of corundum. I am ricli for life. ” 1 He sat down breathless, carefully rub- ' bing the brilliant lump in his hand, as 1 Aladdin might have done his lamp. 1 What was West Point to this? Money, ' beautiful houses, a glimpse of the world, an easy, happy life for himself and Lou. “Poor Lou! I ivas so cross to her to day! I'll go and tell her.” Then he stopped as if some one had struck him. The ruby was not his. He was on Judge Peters’ land. The boy sat down again, and for one hour the tempter strove with him. If there was one quality strong and dom inant in John Fremoy, it was his hon esty; but this was a temptation such as seldom comes in the way of any man. The next morning Judge Peters was mounting his horse to go into the vil lage, when a boy came across the yard. He walked quickly, as if driven by some force from behind. The judge waited one foot in the stirrup. As long as John Fremoy lived, he remembered, like a sudden, terrible picture, the glaring light of the little muddy yard, the staring negro boy holding the horse, the portly, kind looking old man awaiting his approach. When John reached the judge, he was silent. He had his little speech all ready, but his tongue was stiff and his throat parched. “Well my boy, what is it?” asked the judge, kindly. John thrust out his hand. “A ruby, sir. It’s worth agreat many thousand dollars. I found it on your land.” Judge Peters took the stone and ex amined it eagerly; then he turned to John, and looked at him as curiously. “Why didn’t you keep if, if it is worth I so much?” “I had a mind to but it's yours.” He turned away. “Stop boy! Who are you?” “John Fremoy, sir.” “Oho! Uncle Job spoke of you to me. You are uncommonly quick at figures, eh?” “If I am, I'm a dunce at everything else. 1 f I had not been, 1 might have gone to West Point.” “Ye-es," looking very thoughtfully at John. “Very well, Fremoy, I’m very much pleased with y. tur honesty. Good morning!" And the judge rode abrupt ly away. He rode directly to Uncle Job’s house, and was closeted with him for an hour. The next day the villag was electrified by hearing that Judge Peters was go ing to take John Fremoy to Annapolis to pass an examinaion in the engineer's department, at the Naval academy, and that Lou was to be put to school in Raleigh by the same kind friend. * ***** * John Fremoy is now a middle-aged man, ranking high in his profession. He met Judge Peters about a year ago. at his sister's house, for Lou mar-. ried a planter in Virginia, and is a happy wife and mother. “I have often wondered, judge,” he said, “why you befriended me as you did. I certainly was a dunce as far as Latin was concerned, and I am not sure if I am accurate about the Carlov ingian dynasty yet.” “Honesty is a rarerquality than good scholarship, and more useful in the world, Fremoy.” “And another question. Is not that the ruby I found, which you wear on your watch chain?” “Yes." May 1 look closely at it? ’ The judge hesitated, then laughed, and gave it to him. “Why, its only colored quartz!” ex claimed Frernoy. “Yes but it's more valuable to me than any jewel, for it gave me an hon est man for a friend.”— Rebecca Hard ing Davis. ---—. A Veterinary Experience.—In the early part of the winter one of the breeding sows, on account of exposure to the cold by being turned into the barnyard for a couple of hours, had a severe attack of inflammation of the lungs. With a great deal of effort, by applying hot water and keeping up the heat on the surface with hot bricks and blankets, she wras restored to health. She was so nearly dead that the skin was blistered in a number of places without her appearing to feel any pain. For three days she never left her bed or took any nourishment. This was undoubtedly the best kind of treatment. She appeared perfectly well afterward and is now in fine con dition. The same kind of treatment ^steaming and keeping hot) would un doubtedly have, a year ago, saved a Jersey calf which died from inflamma tion of the bowels. In all such cases the surface and extremities of the body ire cold on account of the blood being lriven inward, resulting in inflamma tion in some of the internal organs, where it settles, and the animal re quires such vigorous treatment, as medicines taken internally are not suf ficient. The treatment must be prompt and thorough, and the ani mal must be kept warm afterward. Such inflammation is caused by the chilling of the body, and the renewal if chills would be likely to be fatal.— Col. F. D. Curtis, in Rural Hew Yorker. On the Greely relief expedition great liffieulty was experienced in making he lamps burn. Kerosene oil is not dlowed on a government vessel, lard >il being used. When the ships got nto the Arctic region the lard oil con cealed, and the lamps went out. One >f the sailors conceived the brilliant dea of making the deck lamps burn by placing one under the other. The ipper lamp burned all right, but to his lurprise and disgust the lower lamp persistently went out. Finally one of :lie officers took a copper wire, and boring a hole in each lamp, put one end of the wire in the oil and the other in the flame. This kept the oil from congealing, and the lamps burned. Dr. Ames, of the “Bear,” brought back with him a number of Esquimaux dogs. On arriving in warm latitudes they were all taken with a paralysis of the hind legs. Dr. Ames had the dogs clipped and kept in a cool place. They are now beginning to get acclimated, and have recovered the use of their legs. If they live until Winter the doctor thinks that they will become used to the climate, and live their usual length of years. 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