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Condensed from telegrams of Accompanying Dates.
WKDNS9DAT,Fcbrnnrjr8a. Chin Lan Pin
Hie (Jhlneso Commissioner of Education, was
recent visitor nt the Executive Mnnalon In
Washington. Ho expressed a hope thnt tbe
Intercourse between the United Stoics and
Chin would grow more general and
thnt the existing friendly feelings may
never he lutenuptcd....The Rhodo Isl
and Btnto Prohibitory Convention, re
cently In session At Providence, made
the following nominations: For Governor,
Henry Howard, present Incumbent; Llcuten-od-Governor,
W. F. Snylcs; Secretary of
State, 3. M. Addcman, present incumbent;
Attorney-General, Edwin Motoalf; General
Treasurer, Henry Gaff.... A Stato Temper
ance Mass Convention, composed of women
and men engaged In the temperance crusade
In Ohio, was recently held at Colum
bus. Dio Lewis was mado President. The
proceedings consisted of speeches, one of
which was made by Van Pelt, " the reformed
saloon-keeper," singing of hymns, reading
letters from sympathizers, and tho formation
of a Stato Bureau, which shall send speakers
and workers to any plnco In need of them.
Tho convention formed a permanent or
ganization to lx known as the Woman's
Temperance Association of Ohio.... The
temperance excitement in Valparaiso, Ind.,
on the 84th, was at fever heat. For several
days before the ladles had besieged the
leading saloons after the stylo of their Ohio
sisters. Their services were largely attended.
On that day the Mayor issued his proclama
tion orduring them to desist. The ladies re
plied with a counter proclamation, in which
was embodied the following extracts from
the Scriptures: Psalms II. 14; Acts iv. IS,
19; Acts v. 29, and a short address to the pub
lic. The Grand Jury was In sc-mIou and bad
found a large number of Indictments against
the liquor-sellers. At one saloon in tho after
noon, whllo the ladies were conducting a prayer
meeting pu the sidewalk, a bucket of dirty
water was thrown upon them from tho balcony
above, completely ruining the dress of one
lndy and thoroughly sprinkling the rest. The
ladles of Richmond, Ind., visited about thirty
saloons, but their efforts were not crowned
with success up to the 24th. The movement
had developed to considerable extent In various
towns in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
Thuhrday, February 20. A report has
boen received In Loudon Unit a great battle
has been fought at Acroomba, on tho Gold
Coast, between the Asbantccs and the British
forces under Sir Garnet Wolsclcy. Tho Brit
ish papers say a great disaster has befallen tho
British anus, aud tho only course left for the
commander is to retreat to the coast.
Peace negotiations had been pending,
aud had been so far advanced that it
v was announced that the end of the war bad
J been reached, but these havo all failed in
consequence of the determination of Sir
Garnet to treat with tho Ashautce King at
Coomusaie. Tho battle lasted from six o'clock
in tho morning until three o'clock in the
afternoon. A largo number of ofllcers and
men wcro killed. It is reported that
the communication of the British with
the rear is threatened.... Tho Boston School
Committee, notwithstanding tho decision of
the Supremo Court of the State, havo voted
44 to 40 not to reconsider their former action
refusing to allow the women elected to oc
cupy scats as members of the Board.... The
Maine House of Representatives has refused
to pass the bill abolishing the death
penalty, tho vote being 57 to 73 A Detroit
dispatch of the 25th says no definite informa
tion had been received in regard to the ice-iloe
at Bay City, but the general opinion was that
all had escaped.... The Iowa Anti-Monopoly
Convention met at Des Moines on tho 25th,
witli sixty-four counties represented. Thomas
Mitcbcl was elected President and J.
M. Weart Secretary. Resolutions were
adopted favoring tho faithful admin
istration of law; demanding honesty,
economy and purity Inofficial life ; favoring a
true system of civil-service reform; opposing
r Vve tariff; declaring that all corpora
te subject to legislative control ; favor
a a modification of the banking system ; op--nosins
crrants of nuhlie lands to rnilwava : de
claring that the pretended repeal of the back
salary law Is a gross fraud upon tho people,
and demanding its unqualified repeal; demand
ing that all public work, including printing,
be let to the lowest responsible bidder, and
inviting all men, regardless of past political
views, to unite with them in remedy
ing the evils from winch tho people
go generally suffer. Tho following State
Central Committee was chosen: J. Harten
bower, O'Brien County; Frank Brown, Wash
ington; J. Weaver, Cedar; J. M. Weart,
Buchanan; J. O. Crosby, Blackhawk; L. B.
Nelson, Tama; E. N. Gates, Jasper; G. F.
Parker, Warren; J. F. Bishop, Union; H.
Jackson, Greene.
Friday, February 27. A dispatch hns
been received at the British War Ofllce from
Gen. Wolecley, dated at Coomassio and an
nouncing his arrival at that place after
Ave days' hard fighting, and with the
loss of iXX) men. He expected to sign
a treaty of peace with the King of the
Ashantees and return at once to the coast ....
The Ohio Prohibition State Convention recently
in session at Mount Vernon has placed in
nomination the following State ticket for next
fall : For Secretary of State, John R. Buchcl,
of Summit County ; Clerk of the Supreme
Court, B. Foster, of Logan ; School Commis
sioner, B. M. Weddell, of Montgomery; mem
ber of the Board of Public Works, E. G. Col
lins, of Hocking; Supreme Judge, G. J. Stew
art.... A Detroit dispatch of the 20th says it
had been ascertained that all tho men alioat
on the ico in 8aglnaw Buy had escaped to the
Saturday, February 23. The French
Court of Appeals has dismissed the claim of
XaundorIT, who styled himself Louis XVII.,
and declared the man a crafty adventurer. . . .
An extensive conflagration is reported as
having occurred at Panama on the 15th ult.,
whereby the largest portion of the business
part of tho city was destroyed. Tho losses
are estimated at over a million of dollars,
mostly insured in London companies.... The
official report of the Secretary of the
Wisconsin State Grange announces 39 Granges
in tho State up to February 20. The State
Agent of the ludiana Granges had reports up
tithe 27th ult. of the organization of 1,450
Granges in the State, an average of sixteen to
each county.... Tho Colorado State Grange
has voted to establish a co-operative associa
tion in the Territory lor the benefit of the farm
ers... -.Christopher Rafferty, thrice convicted
and sentenced to death for tbe murder of a
Chicago policeman, was banged at Waukegan
ou tbo 27th ult. Great efforts bad been mado
by tho friends of the criminal to iuduco Gov
ernor Beveridgo to commute his sentence to
imprisonment for life, but they proved un
availing. Rafferty claimed that be committed
theerliuo while under the influence of whisky.
....The Wftcrn lturaX (Chicago) of a recent
date says: " A pretended luw and collection
firm are sending out letters to victims of G. B.
Hodge & Co., saying they will try and col
lect claims ou that concern on receipt of 25
cents ! An examination shows us that the
paper on which the said letters are written are
the old tetter-sheets of Hodge & Co., with the
printed head cut off! Tell your neighbors
not to give those scoundrel auy more 25
Monday, March 2 Tho trial in Loo
don of the Tiehborne claimant ou the charge
of lK-rjury, which lasted ISO days, has resulted
in hi conviction ou all the charges, aud be
has bceu sentenced to fourteeu years' pcnul
servitude. The Jury was only a short timeout.
Tho verdict caused great excitement in Lon
don.... A Madrid dispatch announces that
Count Serrano has been declared President f
the Republic, and General Zulmlu, the
Minister of War, is appointed Presi
dent of tho Council of Ministers. General
Morlonex has failed to relieve Bllboa, and it
is reported that bis army has been defeated by
the Carllats, with a loss of 3,000 nm, killed
and wounded, A Buyonnc telegram says the
CailWt forces have occupied tho elty of
Toloea, iu Gulpuxeoa, aud Aododln, a small
town iu Biscay, near Sun Bcbastluu..., A
terrible accident occurred ou tho Great
Western Railway In Cauada on the night of
vj mr i in
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$1.50 in advance;
the 2Hth ult. A passenger car attached to the
Ssniia accommodation train took ro when
seven miles west of London, tho flro being
caused, It is supposed, by the falling of a
lamp. The flro was not discovered un
til the Interior of tho saloon was com
pletely filled with flames, which spread
through the coach almost instantly. Tho pas
sengers wcro compelled to Jump from tho rear
platform and through tho windows. The train
was stopped as quickly as possible, but before
they could be extinguished eight persons wore
suffocated or burned to death. Several others
wero Injured, some of them seriously. ... A
Cheyenne dispatch of the 28th ult. says Mr.
J. H. Bester, the Indian beef contractor,
had arrived from Fort Laramie, aud reported
that affairs nt the Indian agencies were In a
critical condition. He says that a great many
of tho late outrages were committed by tho
"good" Indians at tho agencies, and they
were not to be depended on. He had stopped
supplying cattle, as ho dared not drive them
to the agencies. The Indians had killed many
of tho cattle, and ho was anxious for the
troops to get there,
Tuesday, March 8. The Carlist Junta
at Bayonne have received a dispatch to the
effect thnt Bilboa has surrendered to Don
Carlos, and that the C.irlists have met the Re
publican army near Somorrostro and defeated
it, inflicting a loss of 5,000 iu killed, wounded
and prisoners .... Official dispatches received
hi London state that over 1,000,000
people nro starving to ' death In tho
famine-stricken districts of India.... A
boiler exploded In Blackburn, England,
on the 2d, killing twenty persons and wound
ing thirty, somo of them fatally.... A Dry
Tortugas dispatch states that a steamer has
Just made that island from Havana, and re
ports great excitement in that city owing to
the alleged departure from Baltimore of the
steamer Edgar Stuart on a filibustering ex
pedition, and that the Spanish naval ofllcers
had determined to sink her, with all onboard,
if she was found near the Cuban coast.
Tuesday, February 24. Senate A
Joint resolution of the Legislature of Wisconsin, in
favor of the removal of Indians from that State,
was presented and referred.... Bills were intro
duced and referred to regulate the service of the
collection of customs; to regulate duties on Im
ported wines; to enable the Menuonltei of Rus
sia to effect A settlement on public lands;
to rholish the offices of Commissioner
of Internal Revenue, the Commissioner of Cus
toms, etc.... Petitions were presented from mer
chants of Chicago against any further issue of
irredeemable paper currency, and In favor of a re
turn to siiecie payment; of 1,W7 business men of
Chicago, asking an iucrease of the currency; of
two hundred and seventy merchants aud
business men of Chicago agaiust auy further issue
of irredeemable paper currency.... A number of
private bills were passed.... The hill to extend the
time for completing the Wisconsin Central Rail
way was reported favorably from tho Committee
on Public Lands. . . .The bill to equalize the distri
bution of the currency was furtherconsidcred, and
Mr. Scburz spoke at length In opposition to an in
crease in the volume of the currency, and Mr. Mor
ton briefly replied to the arguments of Mr. Bcburz.
. . . .Executive session and adjournment.
House. A bill was passed to facilitate
the exportation of distilled spirits. ...Bills were
introduced yielding to the State of Indiana the
lands covered by Wolf Lake and Lake George; to
Increase the currency and provide for its luter
conversinn with Government bonds, and to abolish
the sinking fund ; to abolish capital punishment.. ..
A lengthy discussion was had on the bill to provide
for the dislribution of public documents printed
by the anthority of Congress, of seeds furnished
by the Agricultural Department, for the free ex
change of newspapers between publishers, and
for the free transmission of weekly newspapers by
mall wlthlu the county where published, and no
tices were given of an amendment to and a sub
stitute for the pending bill.. ..Adjourned
"Wednesday, February 25. Senate.
After the Introduction of a few petitions and bills
the bill to provide for tho appointment of a com
mission on tho snbject of tho alcoholic llqnor
traffic was taken np and briefly debated
....Tho hill to legalize the distribution of
the currency came up aud was further
discussed, personal remarks and explanations
taking place between Senators Bchtira and
Morton, both of whom were, tn the course
of the debate, called to order for un
parliamentary personal allusions. The dis
cussion on the bill was participated in by other
Senators, the pending motion being to recommit
the bill to the Finance Committee with the in
structions agreed upon, directing the committee to
report in favor of increasing the volume of the
National Bank currency to 100.000,000 A mes
sage was received from the President In regard to
the Centennial exhibition, which message was
ordered printed and to lie on the table.... Execu
tive session and adjournment.
House. Bills were passed for the Issu
ing and recording of commissions to Postmasters
appointed by tho President, with the consent of the
Senate; to amend the Steamship Passenger act in
regard to the publication of lists of immigrants. . . .
Resolutions of the New Hampshire Press Associa
tion were presented in favor of the restoration of
the law allowing weekly newspapers free transmis
sion through the mails in the county of their publi
cation, ana declaring hostility to any action that
may result, directly or indirectly. In the restoration
of the abuses of tho franking privilege. ...The bill
to provide for the free distribution in the mails of
public documents, etc., was ftirther debated, after
which the previous question was seconded llii to
ft? and the vote on ordering the main question
resnlted In yeas 126. nays 117. No further action
was had on the bill.... An evening session was
held for the consideration of the bill to revise tbe
TnuRSDAY, February 26. Bills were
passed prescribing the form of oath to be taken
by Postofllcc officials before entering upon the dis
charge of their duties; the Naval Appropriation
bill, with amendments.... The bill to provide for
the appointment of a commission iu regard to
alcoholic liquor traffic was debated.... The Army
Appropriation bill was reported from Committee
on Appropriations, with amendments. ...Execu
tive session and adjournment.
House. A bill was passed allowing the
use of the unexpended balance of the appropria
tion for the construction of a branch mint at Ban
Francisco.... The bill reviving the franking privi
lege was taken up, and, after debate, a motion to
lay the bill on the table was defeated 118 to 140
and then tho amendment reported by
tho committee, authorizing tbe Postmaster
General to delay tho transmission
of documents whenever the welfare
of the service shall so require, was rejected by an
overwhelming majority. A vote was then taken
on a substtiuie to repeal the law which abolished
the franking privilege, which amendment was
rejecled yeas 50, nays 19. The vote was then
taken on the passage of the bill, and it was re
jectedyeas ltft. nays 141 The bill to revise tbe
statutes was considered at tbo evening session.
Fkiday, February 27. Semite. Peti
tions were presented from worklngmen in different
Slates against any Increase in taxation. ...House
bills were passed in relation to import duties on
fruit, being a bill to correct an error in tbe late
Tariff bill; making available certain unexpended
balances to construct the uew branch mint at Ban
Francisco. . . . A favorable report was made on the
House bill extending tho tune for building the
Green Bay & Lake Michigan Canal. ...The bill to
provide for the appointment of a Commission In
regard to the alcoholic liquor traffic was taken up
and an amendment was agreed to appropriating
10,000 for the expenses of the Commission .. The
House bill tn regard to the Centennial Exhibition
was taken uu. and a substitute was offered provid
ing that the celebration of the 100th anniversary of
American Independence shall be national in char
acter; that the arrangements shall be left In th
hands of the original Commission, aud shall be
carried out to couform to the provisions of tbe act
of Congress, and that no money shall be appro
priated from the National Treasury on account of
me ceieiirutton. Atter aetiate ana an executive
eMiun lle btmate adjourned to the 2d.
House. A motion was made, to be sub
sequently called up, to reconsider the vote of the
day before by which the bill reviving the franking
privilege was rejected.... Beveral bills of a private
character were passed. .. .Notice was given of a
oiii ror me jree circulation or newspapers.... Aa
Saturday, Feb. 28. Senate not In
sessiou. .. ..In tbe House a majority report was
made from the Committee on Elections in the
Georgia contested election case, that Kawea, the
sitting member. Is not entitled to a seat, aud that
Hluau, the contestant, is. A minority report was
also made, taking au adverse position. ...Heveral
reports of committees were made of a private na
ture, after which speeches were made iu Commit
tee of the Whole, ou various subject!!.... Ad
journed. Monday, March 2. Senate. A resolu.
tion of the Chicago Merchants' Exchange against
any further issue of paper money was presented
and referred, at were aiso petitions of several
thousand business men of Chicago asking for an
Increase iu the volume of tho paper currency....
The bill to exleud the time for completing the
Wisconsin Central Railway was passed.... Hvvural
resolutions of Btaie legislatures were preseuled
aud referre 1. . . .lillls wero Introduced auihuria
ing thu H cretary of the Interior to use, for
the beiieUt of the (ireat aud Little Osage Indians
lu itausaa, (400,000 per anutiut for four years,
out of tho proceeds of the sale of their lands j
relating to the Central branch of the Union Pacific
Hallway The bill In regard to the appoint
ment of a .Commission to investigate Into the
alcoholic llqnor traffic was taken np and debated,
after which tho House bill In regard to the
Centennial Exhibition was taken np, and
an amendment was offered and discussed to
strike nnt the provision authorising the
President, in the name of the United States, to ex
tend a respectful and cordial Invitation to the Gov
ernments of other nations to be represented and
take part In the International Exposition, and In
sert therefor a provision authorizing the President
tn extend a respectful and cordial Invitation to the
Governor of each of the United States to bo pres
ent and take part lu the National Exhibition to be
held at Philadelphia, ete.... Executive session and
House. Several bills were introduced
and referred, among which were the following: To
give flexibility to the enrrency without expansion ;
to legalize the Issue of tha reserve of 44,000,000,
and to make tho same available for times of ex
traordinary financial pressure; granting the right of
way to tho Wisconsin Central and the Wisconsin
Valley Hallways; for the admission of Utah Into
the Union as a Slate; to enable members of Con
gress to do public business with their constitu
ents and other department of the Govern
ment, and to limit tho franking priviloge
to certain newspapers.... Several resolutions of
State Legislatures were presented and referred....
A bill was passed extending to unnaturalized en
listed men of the navy and marine corps the same
privileges as to obtaining citizenship as unnatural
ized enlisted men of the army now have.... A mo
tion to suspend the rules and pass the bill author
izing weekly newspapers to be sent by mall within
the COltntv of their nubllcatlon anil eirlisnirM
between publishers to be transmitted in the malls
free of postage was defeated til to IU.. A reso
lution was adopted advising the heads of depart
ments and the officers of the House that It
is the sense of the House that lu ftisebsrilni
clerka, officers, and employes from tho public ser
vice In their several departments they shall dis
charge civilians who have not been In the army or
navy, and shall retain disabled soldiers and sail
ors, and the wives, widows, daughters and sisters
of soldiers or sailors, provided they arc competent
and that two members of one famllv shall nnt ha
employed in the same department.... The bill to
repeal the tax on matches and hank checks was
debated iu Committee of tho Whole... i Adjourned.
MARCH 3, 1874.
Cotton. Middling upland, 15.ltic
Livi Stock. Beef Cattle 10.0ul.S0. nogs-
Dressed, te.f3a7.12'4. Sheep Live, 3.507.50.
BniAnsTurrs. Flour Good to choice, $i.85J
6.75; white wheat extra, t6.7bQr7.S3. Wheat No.
3 Chicago, $1.KM.49; Iowa spring, 1.491.50;
No. a Milwaukee spring, 1.!01.51. Rye West
ern and State, tttctl.0O. Barley fl.754M.85. Corn
Mixed Western afloat, "77141 9c. Oats New
Western, l62c.
Provisions. Pork New Mess, tl5.5015.63K.
Lard txa'J'.c.
Wool. Common to extra, 405170c
Lrva Stock. Beeves--Chotce, $5.40. 70; good,
5.005.5; medium, 4.7&a.00; butchers'
stock, 3.5O&4.50: stock cattle, 3.5O&4.50.
Hogs Live, 4.;.'y5.7J; Dressed, $6.1036.25.
Sheep Good to choice, (5.5038.25.
Provisions. Butter Choice, 8a4ws. Eggs-
Fresh, loaiSc. Pork New Mesa, $18.75a
14.00. Lard
BRADSTmrrs. Flour White Winter extra,
$6.50(39.45; spring extra, t5.13V46.00. Wheat
Spring, No. , $1.17)01. W4- Corn No. 3, 67
58Xc. Oats No. i, 42tf 43c Rye No. 2, 84 K
85c. Barley No. 2, tl.tJ0l.e5.
Wool. Tab-washed, 4858c; fleece, washed,
8648c.; fleece, unwashed, 2634c; palled,
BaXADsTurrs. Flour $u.5O5i7.00. Wheat
(1.40. Corn 58362c. Rye--$1.1U. Oats 4551c
Barley tl.75ai.88.
Provisions. Pork (14.40414.50. Lard 8' O
Lrva Stock. Beeves Fair to choice, t.5S!
5.50. Hogs Live, t4.65t3i5.fs).
BRKADeirrm. Floor, XX Fall, $6.0036.50.
Wheat No. it Red Fall. tl &51.60. Corn No. ,
6162c Oats No. 2, 45t345Kc Rye No. 2, !M3
5c. Barley tl.T5M.80.
Provisions. Pork Mess, (14.75(315.00. Lard
BRADSTcrs. Flour Spring XX, t6-006.S0.
Wheat Spring No. 1, tl.te49l.25 ; No.' 2, tl.203
1.21. Corn No. 2, 55X56c OaU-No. 2, 41
4Jc. Rye No. 1, 793800. Barley No. 2,tl.55
BaaADSTrmrs. Wheat Extra, t.5KJM.5BK.
Corn 6266c. Oats48i34!)c
BRBAnsTtnm. Wheat Amber Mich., tl.WH
1.47; No. 2 Red, f 1.411.41 !4. Corn Mixed, 61
364c Oats No. 1, 48349c
BRBADSTum. Wheat No. 1 Red, tl.&631.57;
No.-? Red, f 1.4531.46. Corn 65368c. Oats 483
Liva Stock. Beeves f-7536. 12" J. Hogs-
Live, (5.37H35.90. Sheep Live, $4.505.60.
Continued Spread of the Woman's Praying
Movement—Its Progress in Ohio,
Its Appearance in the East and the
Far West—A Graphic Account of the
Work in Richmond, Ind.—the Crusade
Begun in Chicago —An Incident of the
Movement at Xenia, Ohio.
The Temperance Praying Movement grows
apace. From almost every portion of the
country reports are received of the progress
the ladies are making in the work of shutting
up saloons and converting their keepers. Of
course the largest measure oj success attends
tbeir labors in Ohio, where the movement
originated, but even there the novelty of the
movement has to a certain extent worn off,
and In some localities the ladies have aban
doned the gentler weapons of prayer and song
and laid hold upon those furnished
by the laws, the latter being used
only when the former are Ineffectual.
It Is estimated that up to the 1st of this
month over 1,500 saloons bad been closed in
Ohio alone, and their death-dealing contents
emptied Into the public gutters. The ma
chinery of the law bus in some cases been in
voked to stay tbo efforts of tbe ladles, but so
far, up to this writing, no Injunction has been
granted which has been able to stand the test
of Judicial investigation. The case at Ilills
boro was decided In favor of the praying
women, but an appeal was taken to higher
court, and the matter is yet undetermined.
At Oxford one Brandurberg had a petition
filed for an injunction, but on the 28th ultimo,
pending its consideration, the ladles assaulted
him with godly weapons, and he surrendered,
signed tho pledge, emptied the contents of bjs
saloon Into the street, and abandoned his at
tempt to obtain an injunction. The bells of
the city were rung and there was general re
joicing. In New York City, Philadelphia, Ban , Fran
cisco and Louisville, Ky., meetings prelim
inary to a crusade have been held, and It was
thought on tbe 1st that active praying as
saults would be made during the first week In
The following account of tbe experience of
a praylug baud at Richmond, Ind., as de
tailed by a C hicago correspondent, will prove
With drooping heads and funereal tread we
crunched the frozen snow beneuth our feet,
aud thus moved along, wheeling into a cross
street; and then, the head of the procession
sank to its knees. A moment later and tba
party bad grouped itself upon its knock close
to tho wall, in f rout of a dlareputablc-looklng
whisky-shop, whose door was locked.
A tremulous voice in prayer rose upon the
air. Tbe rabble gathered from every direc
tion ana soon me prostrate group was fringed
by a dense mob of jostling bovs. of men and
women. Tho sidewalk opposite became
speeauy iincu; ventcics stopped in the street;
and there was formed a semicircle of several
hundred arouud the nraving women.
" Dear Jeuus, may uot this man find the
door shut against hiui when he seeks to enter
at I lie last great hour," was the theme of the
first woman's prayer, and it was taken up by
all the others. A couple or three prayers, and
then all rose to slug, aud theu down they sank
agalu on thr icy stones, and with upturned
faces pleaded with Heaven for forgiveness of
the barricaded sinner who furtively peered at
them from a nuaure lu the window.
The outlying mob was simply tolerant
nothing mors. It did not jeer or scot) ; but it
retained its hat on its head, it continued to
smoke Its abominable pipe, it did not otult IU
conversation, It looked on without conviction,
without appreciation, without feeling.
In about thirty minutes the procession
moved on. Four saloons were visited, r.nd to
but one was It given admission. This one was
a German saloon, whose owner shook hands
with all the ladies as they entered, and then
considerately slammed the door In the face of
the rabble, which thereafter amused Itself by
banging the windows and rattling the latch.
Ineffectual attempts were mado by prayers
and earnest personal solicitations to induce
the proprietor of this saloon to abandon the
trafllc, after which the ludies returned to Die
church, where there were a few fervent pray
ers, a few hymns earnestly given and then an
The sensation at Xenla, O., Is a little boy
of seven years whom the ladles had found In
one of the snloons visited and now closed. At
the first call the little follow joined them in
importuning his parents to quit selling liquors,
and when the ladies noticed this they asked
if he would join them In praying to flod to
lead his parents to quit, and after an affirma
tive answer he knelt and Intelligently joined
In the prayers. Afterward the ladles asked
him If he knew tho nature, of a pledge,
and if he would like to sign It him
self. After they became satisfied that he
was acting understanding he took the pa
per and wrote upon It very legibly James P.
Foley. After the surrender he was very am
bitious to help pour out the beverage, and
himself discharged the coutents of several
bottles of liquor. He Is a very interesting and
precocious child, and is made tho special sub
ject of prayers. His parents almost Idolize
the boy, and a little child is leading them In a
better way.
On the afternoon of tho 28th ult. a prayer
meeting was held hi a saloon in Chicago, lo
cated on the comer of Madison and Clinton
streets. Three ladles only joined in prayer,
and the exercises were interrupted to some
extent by a crowd of boisterous and unman
nerly roughs. The ladles have promised to
thoroughly prosecute their work in that city,
but the most hopeful of the temperance re
formers are not sanguine of great success.
President Grant's message on the
Centennial Exposition.
The following is a copy of the President's
message sent to Congress on the 25th:
To the Senate and House of Representatives:
I have the honor herewith to submit the
report of tbe Centennial Commission, and to
add a word lu way of recommendation.
There have now been international exposi
tions held by three of the great powers of
Europe. It seems fitting that the 100th anni
versary of our independence should be marked
by an event that will display to Uie
world the growth and progress of a
nation devoted to freedom and to
tbe pursuit of fume, fortune and honor, by
tbe lowest citizen as well as the highest. A
failure in this enterprise would be deplorable.
Success can be assured by arousing public
opinion to the importance of the occasion. To
secure tills end, in my judgment, Congres
sional legislation is necessary to make the
Exposition both national ana international.
The benefits to be derived from a successful
International Exposition are manifold. It will
necessarily be accompanied by expenses be
yond tbe receipts from the Exposition itself,
but they will be compensated many fold by the
commingling of people from all sections of
our own country, by bringing together people
of different nationalities, and by bringing in
juxtaposition for ready examination our own
and foreign skill and progress in manufac
tures, agriculture, art, science and civilization.
The selection of the site for tho Exposition
seems to me appropriate, from the fact that,
100 years before the date fixed for the Exposi
tion, the Declaration of Independence, which
launched us into tbe galaxy of nations
as an independent people, emanated from
the same spot. We have much In our varied
climate, soil, mineral products and skill of
which advantage can te taKen uy omer nation
alities to their profit. Iu return they will
bring to our shores works of their skill, and
familiarize ourpcople with them, to the mu
tual advantage of all parties. Let us make a
complete success of our Centennial Exposi
tion, or suppress it in its infancy, acknowledg
ing our Inability to give it the international
character to which our self-esteem aspires.
Executive Mansion, Feb. 25, 1874.
Public Debt Statement.
The public debt statement, March 2, is as
Six per cent, bonds $l,914,fiM,lV
Five per cent, bonds 505,6U7,550
Total coin bonds.
Lawful money debt t14.678.0O0
Matured debt.
Legal tender notes
Certificates of deposit
Fractional currency
Coin certificates
Total debt
, t2.4.586,043
Cash in Treasury:
Coin f.!W8.S
Cnrrencv B,7;,7S4
Special deposit held for redemption
of certificates of deposit as provid
ed by law 50,390,000
Total In Treasury. $13,7(,!76
Debt, less cash in Treasury $2,151,880,066
Decrease daring the month $1,5'J0,047
Bonds issued to Pacific Railway Com
panies, interest payable in lawful
monev. nrinclnal outstanding t-H.fl3,M3
Interest accrued and not vet paid K46.435
Interest paid by United States 22,306,6U1
Interest renald bv tsansnortatlon of
malls, etc . t,03l,H47
Balance of Interest paid by United
HUles 17,Sia,S14
A Mother Killed by Grief.
The Indianapolis Sentinel gives the follow
big account of an Incident which recently oc
curred in Crawfordsvlllo, Ind.: "Tho depot
bad been broken Into that noon, and some
money and a quantity of tickets stolen from
the ofllce, and things generally upset, by a
party of boys. Warrante were Issued, and
among them one for a boy named Mike Mc
Neal. About midnight the McXeal family
were called upon by the officer of tbe law and
Informed that the boy Mike was wanted, at
the same time reading the warrant. Mrs. Mc
Ncal was astounded, and said there must be a
mistake. None of her boys would be guilty
of theft, she knew, and it was all a mistake.
Her feelings overcame her and she fainted.
The officer, however, bearing tbe warrant had
no other course to pursue but to demand the
boy. The mother again fainted, and, when
she was restored to consciousness, tbe officers
agreed to let the boy remain until they bad
seen the party by whom the warrant bad been
worn out If ' Mike' proved to be the one,
they would return to the house, if not, he
would of course not be arrested. Tbe officer
found, however, that except In name 'Mike'
was not the boy. Tbe real culprit was Mike
McNoal, a cousin of the former. The ofllcers re
turned to gladden, as they supposed, tbe moth
er's heart by telling her the loy was Innocent.
To tbelr horror they reached the house and
found Mra. McNcal dead. The shock and grief
combined had been so great as to kill her. The
affair caused considerable excitement in
It la said that there it a dog in Iowa
which its owner, a farmer named Tre
maino, values at 32,00O. We have a dog
ourselves which we value at somewhere in
tbe immediate neighborhood of that sum,
but to a warm personal friend, who want
ed him badly and seemed to thiok he
couldn't get alonfr without him, it la not
wholly impossible that in some moment
of convivial Joy, when the heart beats high
and warm with dance and song and ban
quet wiue, we might be induced to sell
him for fifty ceu U. Courier-Journal.
At Nashvillo, Tenn., recently, a child
of John EaU, ten weeks old, was found
dead in a bucket of water at the head of
the parents' bed. It ia supposed the child
full from the bed into the bucket and was
thus drowned,
41 CT.. , V.. ... i
" Ghosts ain't things we are apt to fear)
oiirMi iiimi nun wiin lOTCrs mncn.
And throttle-valvea don't take to such;
And as for Jim
What happened to him
Was one-half fact and tbe other half whim I
Running one night on the lino, he saw
A house as plain as the moral law
Inst by tho moonlit bank, and thence
Came a drunken man with no more sense
Than to drop on the rail,
fist a flail,
As Jim drove by with the midnight mall.
Down went the patents. Steam reversed,
Too late I for Ihoro camo a ' thud.' Jim cursed,
As his firemen, there In the cab with him,
Kinder stared In the face of Jim,
Atrisays, 'What now V
Bsyi.JIm, 'What now?
I've Jnst rua over a man that's howl'
The fireman sttred at Jim. They ran
Back, bn t thfy never found house aor man,
Nary a shadow within a mile.
Jim tamed sale, bnt be tried to smile
H)en on ha tore
Ten mile or more,
In qnicker tine than ho'd made afore.
Would yon bcScve it I the very next night
Up rose that house In the moonlight white;
Out comes the chap and drops as before,
Down goes the brakes, and the rest encore
An, so. In foot,
Karl night that act
Occurred, Ullfolks swore Jim was cracked.
Humph t Le: me see : it's a year now, most.
That 1 met Jin, Bast, and said, 'How's your
'Gone,' says Jm; 'and more, It's plain
That ghost dm't trouble me again ;
I tlonght I shook
Tint ghost when I took
A place on av Eastern line bnt look:
What should I meet the first trip out
But that very house that we talked about,
And that seif-same man I " Well," says I, " I
f u ess
una to sp this yer foolishness."
Hoi crammed on steam.
When there came a scream
From my fireman, and It broke my dream.
' Ton've klllel somebody 1" Kays f, " Not much ;
I've been tlnr often, and thar ain't no such,
And now I'll prove It." Back we ran.
And darn ray skin I hut thar was a man
On the rail, dead,
Nirasbad in the bead
Now I call ttat meanness P That's all Jim said."
Brd IlarUy in the New York 'Jmts.
" What can hae come owre Archie?"
murmured Kirstio Brydone, as, for the
twentieth time that day, site rose and went
to the cottage door to look for her hus
band, it was between two and three on
tho afternoon of Hogmanay, the last day
of the year. On every side undulating
ranges of hills met her eye and seemed
to close In the wide valley from the world
beyond. Tho SHn was low in the west,
enveloped in a strange reddish haze ; be
hind the hills to the north great masses of
heavy clouds were rolling up, piled one
above another; a bitter icy wind whistled
down the valley, bearing on its wings an
occasional snow flake; while to the south
the great ranee of hills rose tin. clear and
distinct in tbeir slight mantle of snow.
against the purplish sky. Kirs tic looked
round in all directions, but could see
nothing of her husband, who had been
absent since the early morning, and say
ing to herself, " I wisli I saw him safe
Inline; it's gaun to be a wild nict, I
doubt," she closed the door, and returned
to the fireside. She put on some more
peats, mado herself certain that tbe kettle
was boiling, so that she might " mask"
the tea as soon as Archie came in ; then,
drawing forward the little table which
was all ready set for tea, she sat down on
a low 4ial and reaitmed her occupation
ot rocking the cradle. As she bent over
tbe .fair little baby it contained the fire
light lit up a very homely face; a mouth
rivaling in width tbe famous Meg of
tlarden's; small erav eves, and a low
forehead ; and yet the face was not with
out its redeeming points. The large
mouth disclosed two rows of pearly teeth ;
the eyes were frank and sweet, with a con-
tuilng trustiumess in them; and tbe fore
head was crowned with, masses of thick,
soft, brown hair. She was remarkably
tall, nearly six feet, and splendidly pro
portioned, with the exception of her
arms, which were rather long. And at
the time of her marriage Just a year be
fore this there were many jokes passed
upon the fact that she was two or three
inches taller than her husband, who was
little and slight, with a fair, boyish face,
which made him look younger than
Klrstie, though he was twenty-five, and
she was only twenty -two. Archie Brydone
let them laugh away, and could well
afford to do so, for none knew so well as
himself what a treasure he bad got in this
homely wife of his.
When Kirstie was a little lass of eight
years old her father and mother died ot
fever within a few weeks of each other,
and left her a friendless orphan. Strange
ly enough, her father, who was a shep
herd also, had had this very herding of
uyneioot, ana the cottage to which she
returned as a bride was the same in wh ich
she had passed a happy childhood. Mr.
Gray, the farmer, of Auchcnsack, her
father's master, took her to the farm
house, and there she remained till she was
married, first as a little herd-girl, then as
nurse to the children, and finally as dairy
maid. It was during the two or three
summers which she spend herding tbo
cows that she first knew Archie Brydone.
lie was a delicate, punv boy. who even
then looked young for his years, and his
parents feared at one time that he was
going to be lame, though he grew out of
u afterward, ills rather had taken a
dairy on the neighboring 1arm of Bar-
breck, and Archie was set to the task ot
herdiupr, a very necessary one in those
great stretches oi moorland and pasture,
where there were lew, H any, proper
In their pastoral employment the two
children became inseparable compan
ions. Archie was a smart boy, and a
good reader, and many a lesson he gave
Kirstie, who was a diligent, though not
very apt, pupil, for at all times her
heart was infinitely greater than her Intel
lect. At other times he would read aloud
to her while she worked her stocking;
and sheltered by an old plaid, which pro
tected them alike Irom sun, wind aud
rain, they passed many happy hours.
Finally Archie thought he must learn to
" weave" stockings for himself, and under
Eirstie's tuition soon became nearly as
clever at it as she was herself, and so her
dream of a companion knitter under the
rowan-tree was realized, though verv dif
ferently from what sho anticipated, as
dreams so often ure.
Two happy summers passed in this
way, and then Archie, having outgrown
his lameness, was sent away to farm ser
vice; and when he became older went to
the Highlands as a shepherd. For two
or three years his father and mother re
mained at Barbreck dairy, and Kirstie
heard of him occasionally from them;
but eventually they went to a large dairy
down in Galloway, and for several years
she did not know whether he was dead or
alive; but she did not forget him, ana
on fine (Sunday afternoons in summer
sometimes walked as far as the rowan-
tree, with which he was inseparably as
sociated. A great surprise was in store for her.
however, for lie came back to Mr. Gray's
as a young herd. Kirstio had not heard
the name of the young man who was
coming indeed, had heard nothing about
him, except that he was coming from the
Highlands. She was in the kitchen alone
when be camo In; it was dusk, and she
did not recognize his voice; but tho fire
light was shilling full upon her as she
stood making tho porridge, in the cook's
absence; and after a minute's quiet sur
vey he was certain that this tall girl with
the grand figure and plain face wag no
outer man uu oja friend Hustle,
" Do you ever herd the coos for ony.
body nowadays ?" he said at length, very
"Preserve us M" exclaimed Kirstie,
nearly upsetting the porridge in her agi
tation; then, as the fire blazed up and
disclosed the fair curly head and the
merry blue eyes she remembered so well,
she said with tearful eyes and trembling
voice: "Can this be you, Archie Bry
done? Glad am I to see ye back again.
But what a start ye gicd me, for mony's
the time I've wondered if ye were alive."
"Alive and hearty." replied Archie,
with rather a forced laugh, to hide the
emotion he really felt when he saw how
agitated she was. " But the truth Is, I
wearied o' the Highlands; it's a dull
thing being one's lane in a house for
months, and I thought I would try the
Low Country again."
Archie was surprised to find as time
fiossed on and he and Kirstie dropped
nto their old friendly terms how little
changed she was in mind from what she
used to be; tbe same simple, guileless
creature, strong as a rock for truth and
right, and thoroughly unselfish.
Mr. and Mrs. Gray were so much
attached to her that they looked on her
almost as a child of Uie house, and yet
favor that she quite avoided all Jealousy
on the part of her fellow-servants. Archie
stayed steadily on the Auchcnsack, and
became almost as much a part of tho
household as Kirstie ; the other servants
went and came, but these two remained
When Archie bad been three years with
Mr. Gray, the shepherd at Dynefoot left
to take a small farm, and Mr. Gray offered
it to Archie, adding, with a sly glance,
that he would have to look out for a wife
in that case. Archie thanked him, and
asked for a few days to think of it, which
Mr. Grav wlllinelv granted. That was
on a Saturday ; and on the afternoon of
the Sunday, which was a bright Septem
ber day, Archie asked Kirstie if she would
take a walk with him to the rowan-tree;
and there, at the place where they first
met, and where they had played and
worked as children, he asked her if she
would be his life-long companion. No
one can doubt what Kirstie's answer was ;
he had been the one love of her childhood
aud of her later years, and the sun never
shone upon a prouder, happier bride.
It was an additional source of happi
ness, too, the fact that they were to live in
her old home, though many a one would
have thought it a solitary ptace cnougn.
it was three miles from Aucncnsack, ana
about as far from the nearest shepherd's
house, and was away quite up among the
hills, commanding a splendid view of
one of the loveliest of the lovely Dum
friesshire valleys. It was a roomy, com
fortable cottage, whitewashed, with a
thatched roof, a nice garden in front, and
two elm trees at one side. Inside it was
the picture of comfort; the kitchen es
pecially, with its sanded floor clean as
hands could make it; the dresser gay
with willow-pattern plates and many-colored
bowls and " pigs;" the long settle by
the fire; and the antique clock, which
had belonged to Kirstie's grandfather.
it stood about a hundred yaras irom ine
mouth of tbe deep, dark, precipitous glen
which took its name from the Dyne, a
little burn which brawled along at the foot.
Archie entered on his duties at Martin
mas, and they were married at tVf Hog
manay following, at Auchensack, when
there was a dance in the barn and general
merry-making. And so time had slipped
away, every season seeming happier than
the last, Kirstio thought, and happiest oi
all the dark days of winter since a little
blossom came upon a November day and
rilled their cup ot happiness to overflow
ing. It was a lovely, fair little infant.
with Archie's blue eyes and flaxen hair;
and he was, if possible, more passion
ately fond of it than Kirstie herself.
Kirstie thought of her liannv lot with a
deep, unutterable thankfulness as she sat
absently rocking the cradle, ehe was one
of those women who have great difficulty
or utterance ; whose words are lew but
their thoughts many; and. above all, her
religion was truly a part oi herself and ot
her daily life. The sun had now set, and
darkness was coming on, while the wind
whistled more shrilly than ever, and with
an eerie sound which made her shudder.
She was becoming really anxious about
Archie's long-continued absence, ue nad
left home in the morning with the first
peep of daylight to climb the hill, accord
ing to his custom, and intended to come
home, as be usually did, about eleven
tthe tried, meanwhile, to calm her
anxiety by thinking that something might
have happened to one oi ttio sneep, or
that he might have been detained gather
ing them into the folds in preparation for
an approaching storm. At length she
heard the dog scratching at the door; and
oyfully said she to herself: " He canna
be for off noo ; " but on opening the door,
tho dog, instead of running Joyfully to
the fire or curling himself up beneath
one of the beds as he usually did, began
to jumpfawningly upon her and to whine
pitifully; sue could not understand the
reason of this at all, when suddenly an
idea burst upon her mind which speedily
became a certainty. Archie was ill, had
hurt himself, perhaps, somewhere on the
hills, and the dog had come for help. She
shook off a deadly faintness which crept
over her at the thought; aud, rousing her-
self, she drew the fire together in cose of
sparks, placed the cradle on one ot the
beds for safety, and throwing a plaid
about her followed the dog.
During these preparations "Laddie"
had stood still and motionless as a statue ;
but when she moved toward the door he
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and licked her hands, and then bounded
hastily forward in the direction of the
glen. The ordinary route along Glen
Dyne was to climb the steep hill which
rose behind Dynefoot, and then to keed
by a footpath which wound along the top
of the glen for about a mile. There was
no fence or protection whatever; and
there were several sad stories told of poo
pie who had missed their footing, or, in
me uurauesa, uau wauuureu uiu.ueai uie
j i i i i i . i.
edge, and -so had come to a violent end.
Just two winters belore this an unlortu
nate man had perished not far from the
mouth or the glen. Lie was a packman,
with a donkey, who was well known at
all the farm-houses ; aud was, in a way, a
well-to-do man, with a well-assorted pack,
the contents of which ranged from rib
bons and jewelry to note-paper, hair-pins,
and stay-laces. In fact, it was designed
to supply all the little wants of a female
population, who wero seldom able to
indulge In tho luxury of going a-shop
ping. Tom Carson, tbo packman, was
therefore a great tavorlto, and not only
because of his wares, but because be was
a cheery, pleasant fellow; and Kirstie
remembered well what consternation was
caused in tbe kitchen at Auchcnsack
when a rumor arose that Tom Carson had
disappeared; and It was thought that
some ouo must have mado away with him
for the sake of his pack, which, as it was
XSew Year's time, was unusually heavy
n no vuii uuujoviui v. m. t. , ,w ....
ing could be heard of him ; but when at last
tbe snow, which lay that winter for several
weeks, had melted, tlto mystery was
solved, and poor Tom Carson with bis
donkey and bis pock wcro found at the
bottom of Glen Dyne. It was supposed
that he had been coming to Auchensack
where he was a great favorite that he
hud been overtaken by tho storm that
t lie douttcyliad lost lu looting, and in
his efforts to save tho poor animal he had
perished along with it. It was a sad
story, and cast a deetier shadow of gloom
over Glen Dyne, which indeed bore no
good ame already. As Kirstie toiled up
the bill, it all came back appallingly
aifoau vu ucr uicuiury
About half way up the steep, precip
itous side of the glen there ran a very
narrow, insecure footpath, called the
"Tod's Path," owing to a fox-burrow up
near tho head of the glen. Few people
ever ventured along it except the game
keepers and the shepherds, and even they
did not care to try it except In broad day
light At the point where this path turned
off from the ace of the hill "Laddie"
began again to jump upon his mistress,
then, running a few steps along the path
and coming back, he wagged his tail and
looked up at her with beseeching eyes,
saying as plainly as dog could say Tn his
mute but expressive language: "Come
this way." Kirstie did not hesitate to
follow, bad though the way was, for it
led, she was sure, to her husband; and,
besides, as a little child she used often to
come with her father before she knew
what fear was. and therefore knew every
turn and bend in the path. Toiling up
the wild solitudo her feelings overcame
her, and unconsciously forced from her
lips the cry: "Oh, Archie, Archie I my
man, where are yer"
Just at this point a little runlet of water
which came down from the hill bad
spread Itself across the path in a solid
sheet of ice. Kirstie hesitated, but there
JTnd Ae must FaSTen'ofTf Wsfru QWfecUli
but her foot slipped, and she narrowly es
caped falling. The snow now began to
fall more quickly and In large flakes, and
she had to trust more to memory for the
path than actual sight. On and on she
went, however, till she had gone nearly a
mile up the glen, when suddenly Laddie
gave a short, joyful bark, and she saw a
dark object stretched across the path. It
was indeed Archie; he was leaning
against a large stone, which seemed to
have broken his fall; his hair was pow
dered with snow, his face was white and
rtgid, and his lips were livid. Kirstie
never doubted but that he was dead, ano
threw herself on the ground beside him
with a cry of agony, when suddenly bis
eyes opened, a conscious look came into
his lace, and he Bald in mint, low tonoa:
"Is that you, Kirstie? I thocm I was
gaun to dee my lane, and never see ye
"Oh, wheest, Archie, wheest," ehe
wailed; "ye'll break my heart; dinna
speak that way "
lie continued, alter a moment s pause:
I slinned at the tap o' the brae, and I
maun hae d warned, for I wakened as cauld
as a stane wi' Laddie licking my face; so
I sent him hame, puir beast. No help
could do me guid now, Kirstie," he said,
as if in answer to the thoughts which
were passing through her mind at the
moment. "My leg is broken, and I've
hurt my side; and wr the darkness and
the storm there s nobody fit to help me,
gin they were here, and it wad be hours
before anybody could come. O Kirtsie,
woman, I mnun leave ye and the wee
bairn," he added, with a choking sob.
Kirstie did not answer lor a moment;
and then her face was lighted up with a
look of high resolve, and she said :
Mony a time, Arcnie, nave a won
dered why the Lord gied me my great
strength and my lang arms, but I see it
now; and if it be His will I will save you
this nicht."
" Ye're no fit to carry me." Archie re
monstrated feeblj ; "and think what a road,
" Do I no ken the road better than ony
herd In the country," she replied ; "and we
maun ask for help higher than man's."
As she knelt beside her husband, with
the snow falling on her upturned face, and
the wild wind whistling round, and in
few and simple words, as lr sne was
speaking of a near and loving friend,
asked the aid of the Almighty arm to
fuide her on her perilous way, and to
eep her feet from falling, Archie Bry
done, even in the midst of all his pain
and weakness, felt that he had never be
fore truly known his wife. She then
lifted Archie, as gently and tenderly as
she could ; but he gave a deep groan, and
she found that he had fainted quite away.
" Maybe it's better," she murmured ; " he
winna know till the danger's past." Then,
with another upward glance for help, she
set out on her dangerous way. It would
by this time have been perfectly dark, but
there was a little moonlight, just enough
to show the mere outline of the path and
cleu. The path itself was by this time
covered with snow ; every step was taken
in uncertainty ; she hardly knew li sne
were keeping the path at all. Strong as
she was, she staggered at times under ner
burden, while everything around looked
wild and weird in the halfdarkness and the
thick-falling snow. Laddie trotting in
front of her, and guiding her on her way,
was the only gleam of comfort she had.
She went along more by instinct than
sight, and after a weary while she began
to think that she must becoming near tbe
mouth of the glen, when suddenly she re
membered the sheet or ice-across uie
pathway. If she could hardly cross it
then, what was to become of her now
with a heavy burden, and me snow cover
ing the path, so that she could not tell
where she was going T Her heart sank
within her; she remembered that it was
near that very soot that poor Tom Carson
was killed, and she fell as if she could not
move another step. Just at this moment
a rav of moonlight pierced through the
drift, and showed her young Archie's
head resting on her shoulder; the face
was more bovish than ever in its pallor.
and the rings of fair hair lay damp on his
forehead. New strength seemed to come
to her arms with the sight, and new
courage and faith to her heart, and she
went bravely on a lew more steps, ana
then, to her ioy and surprise, lound her
self safe out on the hillside, and far past
the dangerous place. She had passed it
safely and quietly, not knowing of the
danger till it was gone. She had the
wind to contend with now, and the snow
drift in her face; but in her thankfulness
she felt as if she could overcome every
thing, and soon was within a few yards of
their own door. Then her strength utterly
failed; she struggled with beating heart
and laboring breath against her weak
ness, as if it were some physical
obstacle: and she did manage, though
how she never knew, to reach the house,
enter tho door, place Archie on the long
nettlo bv the fireside, and then fell on
the floor perfectly unconscious. Poor
Laddie ran from one to another, not
knowlntr what was the matter, and howl
ig pitifully, while the baby was wailing
in the cradle. Help, however, was near
at hand, and in a few minutes two men
from Auchensack entered the cottage.
They had been sent rather against their
will, and felt as if they were on a wild
goose chnsc; but when they arrived at
the house they were horrified with tbe
state of matters, and thankful that a
childish fancy as they thought at first
should have been the means of bringing
them to Dynefoot so opportunely.
The children at Auchensack were ex.
tremely fond of Kirstie, and it was a
favorite amusement of theirs, every after.
noon as the dusk came on, to watch for
the light appearing in her window.
When, long after the usual time, none
appeared, they could not understand it
at all ; the anniversary of her wedding
day, too; what could be the matter? At
last Mr. and Mrs. Gray became uneasy
themselves, and sent on the two men,
who arrived at the very time when their
help was most needed.
Archie " came too" after a little; but
nothing they could do had any effect in
rousing Kirstie; so one of them wen
back to Auchensack, and from there was
sent on for the doctor. Poor man, he
wai just sitting down to supper, at a cosy
little party which had assembledro see
the " old year out and the new year in,"
when be was told that the shepherd at
Dynefoot. bad had I bad, fall in the glen
and his wife was " near dcld" with carry.
Ing him home. v..
r' Carrying him homo. -J ald one f the
company, Incredulously; 'Jlwhy, It is 1m. .
possible; the woman musfr be an Ama
" So she Is, both in bodV and soul," re.
plied the doctor, who had known her for
years; " and as it is on her account and
her husband's I don't mind the long rido
over the snow one bit; so good night, and
a happy new year to you all."
Kirstie was " near deld," but she got a
great shake, and for some time was graver
and quieter than her wont; as If the wings
of the Angel of Death had really passed
closely by her. One lasting trace she had
of her exertions that night her pretty
brown hair was ever after thickly streaked
with gray.
Archie, after being 111 for a long time,
became eventually quite strong and hearty
again ; but all his life after was Influenced
by that wild night in Glen Dyne, and tho
lesson in simple faith taught him by his
When the Laird " came to Auchcn
sack aext autumn, for the shooting, ho
was so pleased to hear of Kirstie's ex
ploit knowing the glen well, as he did,
that he gave the cottage at Dynefoot to
her aud Archie for their lifetime, prom
ising to build one, if required, for another
shepbord. Kirstie was amazed beyond
measure with this gift, and it was a mys
tcry to her why people called her a hero.
Ine. Chambers' Journal.
What is a rebus? A kiss repeated.
If we seize too hastily we may have to
drop as hastily.
When Is a lover like a tailor? When
he presses his suit
Always tell the truth ; you will find it
easier than lying.
" Flksii for fuel" is the way they head
kerosene fires now.
Experience is a torch lighted in the
ashes of our delusions,
wh'ile waiting lornat!TraTfnr -"
The most original phase of roclcty life
in Washington Is the card announcement
of birth.
In Philadelphia it is now considered
proper to speak of a dentist as an odont
ologists. The Cincinnati VoVcsbladt styles the
ladies engaged in the whisky war " corset
Politeness is like an air cushion;
there may be nothing in it, bnt it eases
you wonderfully.
According to the experience of pawn,
brokers, the past was the hardest winter
known in many years.
' The insurrection of prayer" is what
the Graphic calls the operations of tem
perance women in Ohio.
A suspicions wife, on being asked where
her husband was, replied that she was
very much afraid he was Miss-lng.
A jeweler labeled some diamonds in
his window as being as sparkling as the
tears of a young widow, and more last
ing. The Chinese have a saying that an un
lucky word dropped from the tongue
cannot be drawn back by a coach and six
The New York papers now favor kill.
ing criminals by an electric shock, which
is easily administered and produces in
stantaneous death.
Wheat seeds can bear for several
hours a temperature as high as the boil
ing point of water without losing the
power of germinating.
One cause of coal oil lamp explosions
is said to be using too small wicks, by
which a space is left at the edges for the
communication of explosive elements.
Since tbe ladies of Ohio have begun
their raids upon the bar-rooms some pla
giarist has remarked that Solomon in all
his glory was not a raid like one of these.
There is a man in Kentucky who has.
for several years past, been drinking coal
oil. He takes a teaspoonful at a dose,
and he says it has cured him of consump
tion. Somebody savs. oueerlv enonc-h. that
Boston, having swallowed various other
neighboring towns, " is now greasing the
ears of Maiden, preparatory to degluti
The sand blast is now used for cleans
ing the fronts of buildings. It is said to
accomplish the removal of the dust and
soot without injuring the ornamental,
A philosopher says that " a wue man
never frets about his place in the world,
but just slides into it by the gravitation
of his nature, and swings there as easily
as a star."
Because the Indianapolis Coffin Com
pany propose manufacturing 80,000 cof
fins annually a new l ork lunatic wants
to change the name of Indianapolis to
A Delaware physician some time ago
grafted a piece of his own skin (white) oa
the body of a negro. It grew, but at the
end of three months was as black as tho
surrounding cuticle.
The Boston Journal tells of a gentle.
man in that city who has been brought
from a condition of ill-health to robust
ness by simply drinking a half tumbler of
worm bullock's bieod twice a a ay.
Wukn the brave women of the Missis
sippi Valley sing hymns all of a cold
winlo'i rtifrlit Kofriro vitlaorA hnr.rnnms in
order to scotch the snake in the glass, and
then throw calcium lights upon men who
wander toward the prescribed places of
drinking, it is safe to believe that men
will attend lodges less frequently than
Half of all the ordinary diseases would
be banished from civilized life, and dys
pepsia become almost unknown, if every,
body would eat but thrice a day at
regular times, and not an atom between
meals, the intervals being not less than
five hours, that being the timo required
to digest a full meal and pass it out of the
The Supreme Court of Illinois, in a re
cent decision, has affirmed tbe principle
that an express company cannot be held
for the value of a package of money lost
while in its possession as a common car
rier, unless the value of the package be
truly stated before the contract lor car
riage is entered into.
Jonathan Talcott, the well-known
potato-grower of Home, N. Y., tells tho
Boston Cultivator that repeated expert,
ments have taught him " that early sorts
require richer land to give their best
yield, as they grow in less time, and con
sequently must be better fed, or they are
of course small, and the crop will not be
The Galveston (Tex.) Newt says: " Our
interior exchanges report trichina pre
vailing in many towns ot Texas. This
strange diseaso has appeared in Northern
Central, and Western Texas simultaneous
ly, and, although but few cases are
reported in each locality, consternation
has followed its appearance everywhere
As generally believed, the disease is
caused by eating infected pork."
Dean Swift's recipe for courtship:
Two or three dears, and two or three sweets,
Two or thro balls, or two or three treats,
Two or three serenades, given as a lure,
Two or three oaths bow much they endure,
Two or three messages sent in one day,
Two or three times led out from the play.
Two or three tickets for two or three limes.
Two or three love letters writ all in rhymes.
Two or three months keeping strict to these rules
Can never faU making a couple of fools. .
The Winnipeg Manitoba says: "A
large covered sleigh some twenty feet in
length, belonging to Mr. Davidson, of
Moorhead, Minn., arrived in town this
week, laden with apples, pears, grapes,
eggs, butter and other luxuries. There
was a stove in the sleigh which kept the
fruit from freezing, and we are glad to
learn that the enterprise will prove a re
munerative one to the proprietor. Ho
has already sold out all pears at 60 cents
each ; apples are going fast at three for
ten cents, and eggs at 75 cents per doc."
A humor had been current for several
weeks that upon the farm of I. Finch,
near Jonesvllle, Wis., were found unmis
takable evidences of the presence of an
thracite coal. This decidedly ungeolog
ieal fact if it were a fact excited; wide
spread remark, and a couple of Chicago
coal -dealers paid a visit to the locality, and
atter a day's examination arrived at the
conclusion that somebody had been
" salting " that coal-mine,

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