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DAILY BAZOO Tbe olaisat daily paper ia the city, ait1 xtensively read throughout the centra, ortioa of the State, by wniiaim asert, and caching; all claaaia, it offers mdaceBaent o advertisers as the best aawdfasa througk .vliich to reach the public. OAII.Y BAZOO: One square, one iii'-crtion ; three r " ......... " one WMk . ........ 1 50 ........ Dne square, Of lens, one insersion..... $1 25 Each subsequent insertion.......... 75 One square ouc time, daily weekly.. 1 75 ADDRESS. J. WEST GOODWIN, volume, x SEDALIA. MISSOURI. TUESDAY MORNING. JANUARY 7. 1879. NUMBER 32. tunm or sciriUT One year, sasoo: $2 51 WEEKLY BAZQQ BATES OF ADVERTISING. SEDALIA BUSY AS BEES ' Oiling to the immense BUSH OF BUYERS bat daily crowd our establishment, we take this opportunity to urge par!te v.i-h ing to hoy to cll early, as we can devote more time ia allowing such hirg.iinj as no other bouse in our line can 8'orii. JUST RECEIVED Two cases more cotton flannel. We are the only bonne in the city ieliinz same t five cent a yard. A nic line of ladies shawls, atrii it'll or plaid at 75 cent. Men'-; overco.t) selling fajt at S3 and $5, worth double the money. BLANKETS. Jut Uinlc of it, .only $2 piir in whi t or gray. Brown blankets 70 cents epiese. BOOTS! BOOTS!! Fifty case opened thifi week, ranginc $1 75. $200 and $3. lioy Ikjois Si, SI 25 and $2. Ladie'a -hue reduced to 65 cents, 90 cents, $1 and SI 50. Children' shoe 25 cent, 50 cen:s, 75 centaland SI. Call at once and sec our bargains too numerous to mention, at the BED STORE, WET MAIN STEETR P. S. Lirge lot o! Cloaki! to lie opened next week, very cheap. 10 t-&'lin THE MISTLETOE. This year mislctoe is a prominent feature in the holiday decoration of many of the houses in the ciiies, and its pale green leaves and white ber ries make a very pretty contrast to the bright, shiitinr green and scarlet ber ries of the familiar holly. Much ol it is of English growth, and enter prising florifts have brought quite a large quantity just before Christinas, but a great deal is from our own coun try, where it grows in great profusion. In England, no house would be con sidered properly decorated at Christ mas tide without the mistletoe, a large branch always banging from the chan delier in the centre of the room or be tween the parlors, "but until this year very little of it has been seen here. Whether the English custom has been imported with the evergreen is not definitely known. There any one who 4r1tarfrfcAf a 1wlir lAtil t li tin til 1t 1 i ll IIIOVI CIC M Sell w uliii Will i asja.jr-.av bough at any lime during the Christ mas festival has the right to kiss her. Englishmen always insist upon their rights. With each kiss one of the berries is plucked off, and when all of berries are gone from the bougii one may stand under it with impunity. For this reason, in selecting the branch for the centre of the room, great ore is taken to see that it is abundantly supplied with berries. Everyone will remember Diekeu's charming de scription of the beaming Mr. Pickwick under the mistletoe at Wardle's, and many doubtless recall theamu.-ing little sketch in Punch of a faded, simpering Spinster, standing directly under the dangerous plant, and smilingly re remarking, "flow I do love Christinas and all its dear ld customs." THENKW ERA OF LI GIT. When gas stock drops over twenty five per cent, inside of three months, it is a pretty good sign that something has arisen to interfere with the profits of gas making. .Such a decline has been noted in New York, where the electric light is in successful operation. It is also in operation in Brooklyn, and gives good satisfaction in both places. The time of illumination by gas is evi dently drawiug to a close in those cities. It is a circumstance in which taxpayers and the public in general should find aue for congratulation. Gas monopolies are among the worst that have sprung up in the country. Tney have for yrars been as vampire npon every city in the land. The amount of capital required for the manufacture of coal gas on a large scale is so great that none but large corpora tions have been able to successfully engage in it. Such corporations gen erally manage by various means to force the public to submit to terms both onerous and unreasonable. At various times inventors have introduced to public notice something new in illuminating gas, but as often as their discoveries have been tried .l. t. u it ... . iub puuim imve uern uomjieiieu tu re turn to the old method. But the use of electric light has been proved to be both practicable and cheap, and it promises to revolu tionize the existing state of affairs. The cost of it in New York is about one tenth that of coal gas. In this city it would be about one-twentieth. And its chief advantage is that it can be produced iu one locality about as cheaply as in another. This one of the greatest recent triumphs of science. It is a triumph that concerns the poor aaaa especially. In fact, true science it always the poor man's friend. THE DOG. Considered Against the Gun. As it waa Figured Up at a Debat - lDg Society. Concordia. Mo.. Jan. 2, 1879. CojT'fpondmt of tlioSIalia Bazoo. Snow plenty tleighmg gnml cold -JP mked that he had two doge at home !f lifrix-ChriMinamind New Year have;..,,, ij , mue.u pHMed away with hardly any excitement ! or fun going on. J he scarcity ol money being mostly ihe cim of the lack of the usual tun end excitruient. This uioniing we were informed that j A. P. XUWCOMB, j the party who forged the note and thereof made our bank lone $12500. waa lying in .he city hoital. at St. L..ui-,Mo not ex- j .cctel to live. It waa reported that be tried lu commit suicide by ahooting him-1 lf ! But then we did notftart in to give you a liitory of burial news!, we were uoing to dei-crihe our visit to he "FKAMCLIN MTEIUBY SOCIETY," about two milei-J from Iow, the way the road run-. We vi-iited tliere during the t'xerci.e on laM Friilay evening in sleigh containing the unlucky number of 13. W!!, after we were duly seated aa near to a terrible hot stove an we could po-nihly "irt. .eted on h'ifh desks and low benches. gentleman of more than onlinary ability opened by liquating thoe w ,o were nut rUvei! to IoImcco to quit fniokiiij for an hour or ik;, but then YOC KNOW now IT IS yourself, f'r in a crowd or 13 you general ly find Mime fellow who thir.k thin ia a tree coti t.try to all jwrfin!', without regard to n-ee, color or previous condition of Ktr vitude, and hence, in cpite f this reasona ble rrqiu-at, mme few hated to throw the be-t p:irt ( tlieir five cent cig;r awaj, and kept on MiK.kin-4 until thi-iaiae genilemu n:ul that 'he warned it dislincily under stood that no Fui'kiiig waa allowed during the exerciaes of the 'Franklin Literary Society.' " and being reminded of Franklin in ni'ch an emphatic way they aUo quii smoking, although they did it with reluct ance. After this was all satisfactorily perform ed TIIE EXERCISES bqgan follows: Select Reading, by three or four of the followers of Franklin. 2inl. Esay by what proved to be a vouid be St-minole chief, and another fol-tout-rof i lit- illustrious Fr r.klin. 3rd. Well, it waa the beginning of the very thing fur which we came. The de S tie wa lo commence and our friend of tobacco fame rt quested the leader of both rides to choose a jcrcE, which they finnlly succeeded in getting after they had itque.Mtd panic.- with aore toe, unqualified parties and unwilling-to K4'rvc parties, to do the highly import tnt job of deciding the deep question, "K1 fonnid (-hoiild mean resolved,) that a dog i- mine bem fi i to a man than a gun." Of course it waa necessary to have a critic, and he having also to nerve aa jndgein this Ci'f, we aie compelled to aay that be served mot faithfully, and fulfilled the position, of juilie and critic admirably well, tppeninllv that of critic, for after the debate waa ended and the decision of the animal, of which tliere are ao many differ ent kind-, all the way down from A BCI.L DOG TO A LAP FIST, he criticised their remarks in auch a way ai to please the entire audience, but we are afrid tint the Franklin' will not need hi services a critic again, provided they will ever be in need of any more, for the head and front of the Franklin' has wWIy remarked, 'gentlemen, it is no use lo debate on such deep qurstioim any more, for we are not comjieieiit debnters, and therefore let u take some eat-ier question." Now, Mr. E'litor, you may sit in yi-ur sanctum -nid imagine that you could let yourself loose in oratory and do justice to ' either side of THE 100 AND OCX QUESTION, but in order to prove to you that the nub ject waa ihuroiiL'hly ventilated, we will give you the substance of what w ib aaid by some of the most eloquent of the Frank lins." But Itefore we st irt in on this, we want to any that after the drbate waa opened by t Mr. R, who in his rcnaiks gave u to on derstand that a dog is not a gun, and a gun cuililn'i posaihlv le a dog. hence he was for the gun, and very sensibly eft the fliair for Mime other speaker. Up came Mr. W. Well Mr. Editor, if you read blaine's srEEcu in Congress, when iiia resolutions came op to have the elections exatuinid into, in South Carolina, Ac, you can have a faint idea bow he let loose; but mind you, be d- i . . i i .i i . t nln t let loose so rouh on the subject for 1 debate. Oh. no. hut let drive at h'u visitor, who for some ciuse fir other seemed lo be terribly aggravating to him, (very likely he is not used to visitors,) for after be bad i raised himself at full length he coi out j nJe : t , . ' , l-lera in the know there are better house, and likely they cme here to criticise our speeches and laugh at us, yet we will 4do the beat we can and know how, and if ther want to laugh let them laugh, for if .-they don't like it THEY CAX LUMP IT. Well, after he got these remarks quarely out, be commenced upon the subject for de. bate, and as be waa on the dog's side, of which animule he seeatnd to oses two specimens, he informed the audience of the astonishing fact that there were all kinds of dogs, even "sooner dogs." That be knew a dog in W who kept watch over two differ ent Houses, although a road passed through between the two houses, and after inform ing us of certain other facta, one of which was that a ahedhard dog would drive cows home and cob Id not be feoaght lor 91 w, he told us that last anmmer there waa a FKITKK IX BIS YABP, and while Urn old dog kept the konk . at by. (must be a terrible dog if be can't handle a akunk) the mall dog can J and scratched at bit door nntil he gat op, '." - J Tf took ' b'r- j in it. laiicu iu inium in what he did take a hand), but, neverthe j less, he goea on and aaakea the aatounding j drclaration, " That be acnlded his boy mere than than hii dog." And, although we are not certain, atill aoue maintained that MOKE (ESSE , d iju; yow af,er iark mhtch undoubtedlv prejudiced the ;,!. ; frr t Jnr nri f haa an ollwr ei)t,ech U)(m lhe puh.t be remarks - enduaion that he didn't set BD to say m( ff f lWlkilw the awjieBee for Urfr k;iij, (,,.JUjd h.,ebeeii Con- -idwsi-onj he Ml tke ioor for aaotber Wrf,1e otl)rr Bpeaker proved te be no I rt-i j a iiamiii.o. than Aiipfrimit K lli kead and front of the 'Franklin. who, by way of introduction, remarked : "Gentleaaen, you need not expevt much of aae (we are til.-.d to aay we didn't), aad then be let looae on the aide of the gun and agaiaat that uoor animal commoalv called "doc." He informed the audience that hi aide of the question didn't only include tbe gun, but also bows and Aaaows, airgnna, &c Wsaauat here lakeside with the next speaker, who reaiarked, "It ia a wonder that they do not include atonitora, giinboata, rasora and pocket kaivea. After thia remark our friend goea on and aaya that ninety-nine nut of one hundred get bit by dog becanae they do not look the dog straight in the rye, and then foe ahead to inform the audience, in a rattier lengthy way, that hit father kept a certain gentleman off of hi preaaiaea with a gun, several years ago, and not with a dog. (Well, now, that will do tell, but then we ha pen to know .that hi father generally kept dogt who were not inclined to be fiiendly lo anybody, even if they did look them straight in lhe eve). Jfw aaark hii words, he informs hia listener, who are eager for some argument fro at this geat!e man in favor of the gun, THAT A CAT knows by your eye whether you intend te kick or cares, it and concludes in a rather novel remark ; "Gentlemen, we know our aide is lost and do not expect to beat, whereupon be leave the ioor for another speaker, to the dgutt of bit entire audi ence. Now. Mr. Editor, we conld go on and critici.re the remark of the balance of th debater", pro and ran, but aa thia article would be a rather lengthy one for your valuable papeis, we will remark that THE NEXT 8FEAKZK made sonic splendid remarks in favor of the dog aide, hut we will not let this chance go of reminding him that New York ia not Wellington City, and riee verso, and as we know that he didn't make that mistake in tentionally we will certainly look over that little error, fur we are certain he ia well p sled and knows belter. Now, then, we will close by saying, that, although all kinds of dog, from a bull-dog to a lap-dog, and all kinds of gun, from a gun-boat to A SMALL POCKET KtSFE, were mentioned in the several different speeches, yet there was considerable room left for good argament on both aide of the question, and a a debater would aay in the manner mentioned, We leave the floor for another sjieaker." The next question for debate at the Franklin Literary Society will be tbe easy question : "Keac-lved, that single life is preferable to mtrried life." But right here allow as to remark to par ties desiring to visit the Franklin Literary Society in sleighs that they must not turn the corners loo short el-e they might apart. IK CONCLCSION we will say, that after the debate waa over we got into our sleighs and arrived at Con cordis in due time, all right aide up with care. We, ol course, can't deny that we had a good laugh on the read coming home on account of the debate mentioned, but then, aa the great poet and historian, David Crockett, would say : "Who la the h 1 could help it?" X. WOXEX wao HEtTTncia acta dim. Georgia women make good political hrlpmets. Senator jontoiii wiv adrix-a her hulnd what : do in tuanv tmiHirtant mm .era ot State : iiorrr- i nor Colqum's wife conduct much of his iNirinrsa S lor Into ; Congressman Felton'a lady ought really to U Cingrtnian, a.id Ben Hill looks ui hta tt- tei nan wrciear Dnara iog;ic, bxenangv- A Nevada writer says: We know somebodr ia a higher profevsioa than that ol either (toveraor or Senator uho come here to understand all about the Cotnstock mines. After looking around for a fear d.iVK, he saw ao ranch Ilia! be very aeuiUy eat for his wife to e it with him and she did sr-e it, for she went down the mines "like a good I'ttie man" carried her laatera into the lowest drifts ol the California, pour ieeaater or the head of iter companion, thanked every body for attea- tions, came to the uKaee, and after becoming -n r i -I . . . -ncmn iijpiin, win; iw i ui tu wo down 1 . .. ' . ., I into the Savage." She aentdowa. stood it brays- u-andwhen ahagoi iniodavliaht axaia.iaauirad: Can I not get into the Sierra Nevada? if it is hot ter. I nam t fro." Tits lady stopped loag enough in the city lo hear her huthaad's story of th mines, and spoke but once: "Ndw. yoa havego it right ; you have said quite eaooga, aad III go home to the children." See taew exactly what she rata for to sit ia jadgesjeat en what he wrote. All great women are aot ta Wasaiagtoa We hare plenty of them right here. The west is full of them Ness their darling heart . ra aaatmasts at atats. Every one can do something to add to the social life at the ta We says Dr. Holbrook. If ewe cannot talk, he can listen or ask qosotioBS and draw out others who csa talk. Good listeners are ss necessary as good talkers. Sever arena atthotaMe; bat tell ploassat storios. relate er read anecdotes and look oat for the goad of all. Sometimes a single anecdote from a paper starts a conversation Uiat lasts dunag th meal tints. Tonng ladies aad gratleasen seen Id be earefal not to sse the Faeneh words MEa Vtils" ia ad dressing notes to pennfis liriax ia the ery. They may think "Ea Villa- mesas "City,' er "iBCiiy." but the Peach as these wards in directly tne opposite sease ; that is to say "Ea Ville." "Oat of town. Aay other aa of this pfcraa isa- ears mdteation aot ewy 1 snob iiibsm "sat of ifaerai A DI3PEBATE BUN. How Two Trains Wore Sared. One of the few holidays which life ! has afforded me is made memorable to! roe bv an event of peculiar sadness. It occurred at a secluded little village on the Welsh coast, which I shall call Machno. I had retreated to thisout-of the-way nook to finish, in quiet ami retirement, the great work on which I wis en gaged, which was one day to electrify the world and cover me with laurels, i may iuct dentally remark that it did neither. When I describe the place as on thej coast, I do not mean that it was close to tbe sea shore, between which and the vil'age lay more than two miles of undulating moo-land, traversed by a road which wound away seaward like a while ribbon among tho gorse and heather. 51 id way between the village and the sea a railway the II line, which runs for many miles iarallel to the coast crossed the moor, intersect ing the road ; and just beyond tbe level crossing, with its two wide gate?. ! the main line diverged, following the cu eve of the coast toward Corveii. bile the other set of rails kept a s.raight couise inland to Brynteg. At this pot stood a poinlsmau's (in the United Slates the men are called 'switchmen") cabin, with i's trim little gatden, fragiant with migno nelle.aud blight with all the gaudiest flowers that blow. The ii tie low, long-bodied, white washed coUage iu whch I lodged was the last in the village on the side next lo the sea, and my window command ed the whole extent of the moor, all ablaze with golden gorse and purple heather and the rich bronze of wither ing ferns. I could wa'ch the l-ains for miles as they wound, like long-, black serpents, over the heath, the light pufla of steam scudding away iium the wind, and dappling the ground with fleeting shadows. Fully agreeing with Pope, that "the proper study of maukiiid is man," and being moreover, of free-and-easy Bohemian habits, befoie I had been a tenant of the whitewashed cot; age a week, I bad established a gossiping acquaintance with every man, woman and child ia the village ; hed chatted with the coastguard men at their lonelv station, and with the puinisraan at his little cabin, scarcely Itss solitary. near the level crossing. The responsible post was shared hv two men. who relieved each other every twelve hours, taking the night duly in alternate weeks. It was lhe younger of the two, .bvan Wynne. who was my acquaintance, and 1 loitered away many an hour dialling with him over tbe white gale ; or, when he was on night duly, smoking in bis little cabin, where every I lung was stowed awav, neat and sh'.iishape. as if it were ready at a moment's notice to put out lo sea. I sometimes took a moonlight walk across lhe moor, where the fresh, salt breeze came laden with the aromatic smell of heath and wild thyme, and dropped in on mv friend the points- man just to time to snare tne last . . a . a a hour of bis solitary watch, and to walk hack to the village with him when it had expired. He was a stalwart youne Welshman, of an athletic and vigorous build, though with somewhat too much flesh for perfect "condition," a healthy. sanguine corapiexien, with dark brown hair and mustache and beard bleached to a lighter shade by exposure to wind and weather. He was an intelligent fellow and excellent company, the path of his destiny having led him through many varied scenes of life before it brought him to the village on the moor, and he bad a manly bearing and a modest ease of manner which were very taking. He was a bachelor, but from village gossip which reached me, I gathered tnat a Mrs. Evan Wynne would shortly be introduced to society, and it did not require. much penetration to divine that a certain plump, buxom, black-haired vou tig Welshwoman, with laughing, dark eyes under her til ted-up sun-bonnet, whose business seemed to take her very often over the level crosing, was tbe "coming woman." In the course of my tele-a-tetes with Evan Wynne I acquired an immense amount or information concerning railroads in general, and the H line in particular. I was initiated into the mysteries of "points," and grew learned on the subject of signals. I could teli you the starting point and destiaauon of every train which passed across the moor, from "5:30 tip, wnicn was tne nrst in me morn i a . t - .a inr, to the "lz:lodown , which was . a a aw a the last at uight. f hev were numer ous, for the H line is the highway to Ireland ; still, the pointsman seem ed to have plenty of leisure at odd limes tor floriculture and gossip. 1 resaarged as much to him one night a silent moonlit, autumn night as we leaned against, the gardei. fence, watting for tbe "12:15. "Yoa, are right, sir ; there is not so much to do," he answered : "and yet it is a life that takes a good deal out of a man. one war or another. The work Is light, bat the resnonsi bilitv is heavy. To know that vou hold ia vour hand, so to speak, hun dreds of "lives, and that a blunder or omission of yours may send them all crashing into eternity why, if yoa have got a heart in your body the thought weighs on it heavy. When first I cam to the work that's five years ago I thought it would be too muck for ate ; I did, inteet. What with tbe loneliness, and what with ay smvooeaaK, I thoaght I should go ai my head. And evea when I waa o4f datv I could get no rest, for I used to wake with a start two or three tissss ia a aigkt, fancying I beard the j noi$e of a coming train, and that I naa jorgoueu to set tne points, x will assure vou, sir, I Inst flesh, as if I were training for a race; ye?,? luim i "You have regained it since," I observed dryly. He laughed. "That is what Winnie says! (Winnie was Mrs. Wynne in Jtdaro), and I f.ell her it is to keep her in countenance. Iuteet, I am very hearty very heartv, I thank God! I have never bad a dav's illness not to sav illness; in ray life, though, at odd times, I have a stiich a queer sort of a pang that takes me just here," pointing to his bieatt, "and goes through me 1-ko a knife, coming nut between the shoulder-blades. It is sharp while it lasts, but it doesu't last above a moment !" "Have you ever had advice about it ?" I inquired, looking at him." "From a doctor, sir?1' he asked. opening ins eyes. "iio, inteet; l would Iks ashamed to go to one ; he would laugh in mv face. Goodness . . a? w knows, I do not look like a subject for a doctor !" he added, laughing and Straight en ing his ta'l figure, as he roove.1 from the fence to answer the summons of the signal bell. "The 12:15 Express," he explained, as he went lo set the points ; "she passes' (trains, like ships, -are feminine) "she passes the 12:15 'up, from Brynteg close by here. "What would happen if you omitted to Mt the points?" I demanded absently, as I watched the red lamps of lhe coming train. He looked up at me. "Do you reccollect what happened this ime last year beiwetn Corven and Peicae?" he asked, gravely. I shuddeied. I was not likely to foriret, having, as the "special" of a daily newspaper, vfcited lhe scene ol that awful collision immediately after it occurred. "Tnnt is jtnt what would happen here. Instead ot turning of! along the curve, the express would keep dead on along Litis line, and run smash into the Brynfeg train about a mile irora here. Here she comes ! be exclaimed. And there she came sweeping down upon us with a roar and a rush, like a whirlwind and earthquake combined, shaking the ground be neath our feel, and half-blinding us with dust ; then, smoothly rounding the curve, she skimmed off along the coast to Corven. Not more than three minutes after ward another whirlwind tore past, fiora the opposite point of tbe compass, taking its way inland. "Thai's sharp work," I remarked. "Yes. they cut it rather loo fine ; they often do. Sometimes, when the express is a minute or two late, it has barely time to get ou the curve beiore the Brynleg train comes by. And now my work's done for to-night; there are no more trains till lhe 4:30, and then my mate will be here. Are te-r 1 Ir Ivaaslr t f rta t1 larvA ait v UU v ttiailif eBB aw aaaB3Awa as We walked back together over the moor, and parted at the cottage gate. ! As I wished him "Good night," I said : j "Take my advice, Wynne, and tell a doctor about that queer pain of vours; he won't laugh at it, you'll find." But he only shook his head with a cheery, incredulous smile, and went cn his way home, whistling the "Meu of Harlech." The auiumn days slipped away insensibly, nothing particular happen ing lo distinguish oue from the oilier ; indeed, it appeared that nothing ever did happen at Machno; it was a place where "all things always seemed the an s . t a . aa r same, so tnat l tosi an count oi time, and it gave me quite a shock of surprise one day to find that I had loitered away a whole month, while lhat great work which was to perch me on a pinnacle of fame was yet unfinished. I sternly resolved to turn over a new leaf with the new month, and, in pursuance of this determina tion, gave up idle gossips and aimless rambles, and harnessed myself to my "gray goose quill," taking mv exercise, quarter-deck fashion, in the oblong - a a .a stm of ground oerore tne cottage whtch had been fenced in from the moor by a low stone wall, and lignified bv the name of a garden. I now saw but little of my friend. the poin'.man, though I heard his cheery whistle as he passed at night. and once or twice, wnen i rose wun w e the dawn and sat at my window to watch the sun rise, I hailed him as he went by to day daty, aud he stopped for a five minutes' chat. One morning a heavy autnmn .a a II a " a morning, the air lull ot soit steamy vapor, which gave a Turneresque effect to the sunrise in the course of our confabulation, he confided to me. with a radiant face, that "Winnie had consented to name the day, and next Monday three weeks would make him the happiest man in the prion ttalitv. It appeared that the course of their true love had, at first, met witn an obstacle in the shape of Wienie's father a well-tdo "general dealer" in the village who had set his face against the match; but. thanks to Winnie's clever coaxing, he had soon "come round " and. moreover, had "come down" with something hand some toward furnishing- the little cottage on the moor, where they were - i? a"n .tr- lO oegui meir married me. ah uim. aad more, my compaaioa poured out .i i ? ii .i wun a oeaming race, stanaiDg in taw garden, nnder mv window. I con gratulated him heartily, and watched him with seinethinf like eavy. as be went bwoyaatly on bis way acrom the dewy moorland, full of health and hope and hanmaess. aad waa lost to my sight ia the goldea mitts of sua rise. The misty morning turned out a sultry day. I sat at mv desk til evening, writing aa if for a wage and the work aad the waaiaercombtaed having given me a racking headache, i iook a cup oi strong green tea oe - fore going to bed, about 10 o'clock. Asa natural consequence, I could j not sleep; and, after tossing for an . I M.m . . r nourorso in restless raiserv, 1 arose. dressed myself, lighted a cigar, and sat at mv window, which, though' the itaom was on the second floor, was not ! above eight feet from.the ground. The yellow harvest moon hung like a great silver lamp in the broad, bare expanse of purple-dark night sky. flooding with light the undulating sweep of moorland. Tho sir was so clear, the moon ho bright, that the distant line of rails and the white gates of the level crossing were as distinctly visible as at mid-day, and as I sat at the window, nuinW mv cigar, and listening to the s!ent harmonies of the moonlit landscape. ray thoughts reverted to mv friend the pointsman. What was he d -injT at this moment, I wondered dozing in his lonelv little cabin, or wide awake and thinking of Winnie? I glanced at my watch, it was just 12. If I chose to lake a midnight "con stitutional" across tbe moor I should come upon him just as he wa selling lhe points tor the 12:15 express. Should I go? No, I decided; I would not, as it might incapacitate me for work tomorrow. 1 would smoke out this cigar, and then tumble iulo bed again. I puffed away for a few moments longer, my eyes dwelling with a sor of fascination on the distant white gale and the shining rails when suddenly shere stole over me an un accountable and very uncomfortable sensation. I felt as if some one was looking at me fixedly. Mechanically I withdrew my eyes from the distance to the foreground, and theu started so violently that I nearly fell from my seat. In the garden, close under the window, jusf, where he had stood that morning, was Evan Wynne. He stood motiouless. looking at me intently ; waiting, as it appeared, for me to "address him. The moonlight rested full upon hi face; which was only a few feet from mine, and made his clear, sanguine complexion look of a dull, leadeu pallor. For a moment I was too startled to utter a word, and could only gaze at him as fi redly as he at me"; then, as he was slill silent, I spoke. "What is the matter, Wynne? What do you want?" Without removing lib eyes from my face he pointed toward the distant line of rails, and said in a tone which had a sharp ring of entreaty or command ; "Set the points for the 12:15 Ex prea.!" I stared at him blankly. "What did you say?" I asked, though I had heard plaiuly enough. In exactly the same time ho repeat ed exactly tbe same words: "Set the points for the 1215 Ex press !" and theu retreated a few steps backward toward the gate. As I still sat looking at him out of a dense mist of bewilderment, he paused ; he did not speak again, bat his eyes, fixed on mine, urged, im plored, commanded me to obey, and his warning hand pointed again to tne railway. Mechanically following with my eves the direction of his finger, I looked across tbe moor to the left, and saw, far, far off. three tiny red sparks the lamps of tbe approaching train When I looked back again Wynne n a r-i was gone, uone wnere : ceiore me was the barren little garden, with not a single shrub or hush high enough to conceal a mans figure, beyond was the unfenced road, winding away over the broad, bare moor, and lighted by the brilliant moon. Not a living creature was in sight. I sat for a moment like one stunned, then, under the stimulus of a shapeless dread, which quickened my pulse and set my heart throbbing, I threw away my cigar, and without waiting another moment iu conjectures, prepared to obey that mysterious summons. Opening my window to its widest, I let myself drop gently into the garden, cleared the low stone wall, aud set off across the moor. As I proceeded I looked sharply to right and left, strained my eyes down the road before me, and now and then mused and turned, half expect ing to see Wynne behind me ; hut to right and lett. Detore ana oeninu, iu all the extent of the moonlit moor there was no human being to be seen. The strangeness, the unaccountable of this sudden disappearance impressed a w.a a e me more the longer l inoueni or it. The man could not melt into air, or sink into the ground ; there was a nlace where he could htde-rhow then could he have vanished so utterly? Had he slipped round to the back of house while I was looking across the moor? or waa I stopped abruptly as the thought struck sac was the whole thing a dream r The idea teemed probably. I had cone to bed alter a bard day's work. on a sapper of strong green tea; I had sat at the window ia a halfdoziag condition, thinking of tbe pointsman. and yea, that was it. I remembered now that there waa sometbiag strange in the man appearance; his face looked uafrmiliar, uareal, as well- known faces do sometimes in troubled dreams, and hia voice, though close to me. had a hollow, dtetaat sound, as if it came from far away. Yes. I had simply dreampt it all, and the best I could do was to go quietly hack to bed, aad ia the future take more exercise, and abjure green tea. The coating traia waa now aalya few miles distant, rushing across the moor lika a fiery meteor, with its three blood-red lamps and it long traia of lighted windows. No doubt, I thought, Wytsaa had just turned out to set the pouts, hit last task for the eight; if I walked slowly hack ha would probably overtake no btfuro I j reacnea tne village, But at that verr i moment, as I was about tc turn back, I saw hist stand ing in the road beiore me, where, a second before, there had been onlv empty air. He did not speak, but his eyes held mine spell-bound, with a gaze of en treaty so agonized, of command so urgent, that it made my heart stand Htm. As I looked at him he lifted his hand and pointed this time in an opposite direction, and straining mv eyes into me distance l saw. coming down the inland line, the ether mid uight train, which passed the express just beiore the level crossing. He then extended his hand toward me in a gesture of warning or menace aud was gone gone utterly, aa if ha had never been there. For a moment supernatural fear paralyzed me, mind and body ; then, in a flash, my faculties returned to me. and I understand it all. Evan Wynne was lying dead at the level crossing, and the two trains, with their precious freight of human lives, were rushed down upon each other nearer to destruction with every turn of the wheels. I caught my breath with a gasp, and ran as I never ran before or since. The nearest train, the express, was coming tearing over the moor to the left, I could hear, though the rushing in my ears, the panting of the engine, uid the dull, inuftl-d thunder of the wheels, but I looked at nothing bat the white gates before me, between which and mvself lay a long, horrible stretch of road. Should I ever cover it in time? Ou on I ran in thia mad race against steam, and at length the gate was reached. I saw at a glance that Wynne was not at his post, ami dashed through, acrom the rails to the points of the Corven line. lireat Heaven! I bad fbrgottea vhie'i lever to use ! A atomeHt be fore I knew it as well aa the points man himself; now to save mvsoul, I could not recollect which of those -lanting handles it was. Aud the train was 'earing down upon me; the ground sbook under my feet the air vibrated. As 1 stood there, fixed and froaen, for the third time the apparition ap peared to me. It stood close to me, pointed to one of the levers, and was gone agaia. I seized the one iudicated and pus hed it down and held it, just as the first wheels of the engine touched the points where the rails branched of. There was a jerk, a shock, then the traiu wound smoothly along the curve, and. with a shrill scream of triumph, rushed on its way. I had just time to chaaga the poiats again, when the other passed, scatter ing a long train of sparks behind it; then there waa silence again, aad the lonely line and tbe moonlit moor. 1 stood for a moment like one ia a dream ; then as I looked to right and left after the red lamps of the fast dis appearing trains, as I thought of all those human lives, each with its golden circle of loves, hopes, memories. jovs, sorrows linked with other golden circles in that ever-lengthening chain of humanity which reaches from earth to heaven ; as I thought of them all fathers, mothers, lovers, little children going on their way safe and unconscious, and remembered what might have beea, I fell on my knees under the stars, aid thanked God from my soul, while the tears poured down my cheeks like nun. Then I rose and looked round. uunaiiiiBnuB. Y H . nAl JT-I" u... "1, I j i i ,l j a TllTr? a mbiu huiiicu vm lira iituw uiuiw. andtherS. with his back tome.mt Evan Wynne. A book was open be- fore him and he seemed to have fallen ' I asleen over it. for hia head man Ivinw I on his folded arms. But before 1 1 touched him, before 1 raised hta head, and turned his calm, dead face to the light. I knew that ha "slept tha sleep that knows na waking." Yes, ha was dead struck down by heart disease in tae prima oi ata lustv manhood. His body waa not yet cold ; probably life had not left it mora than a luarter oi an nonr or twenty minutes. pernaps nis spirit was sammonea oniy a . . t a few seconds before ha first annaarad tn me. There waa an inquest, at which I was tha only witness. Tha evidence I gave amounted only to tha ft that, calling at tha poiatmana cama in tne course oi a aigai waia, x naa found its inmate dead. No accident having occurred on the line, it waa taken for granted that ha had lived long enough total tha pointa for the 12:15 express. I let the belief pass! a. a .a si i .11.. . , , . ... , maua in sawn. in vnwa aamTi, uncontradicted, aad to thw day havelta..JJ a ,u .j never r told tha story of my "Desperate Run. Madrid, Jan. 4. Moacasi has been banded over to tha brotherawod charged withaccompaayiagcondemaed persons to the scslok. A chapel has remain twenty-four hours in prayer. Tha execution will be by garotte. .'- . wmtmwm m-m . CalL Washington, Jan. 4. The cereta - ry of Treasury will to-day issue a eall for tha retlem Bason of tha n.M aende of 1865. cofssow of 1867. tlO.000.000. 18.000,000 of which will ha couaoa and H.uw.uuu rMtattered toads. Tin ant trita wiik .h mmXt mm Jectiewa ef the threat, laaaa er hranahial .mmmm Tim Sl.lt. n - 1 live cure and atsvsati TELEGRAPH Aaaociated Preea Dispatches to the Baaoo Over the Western Union Coanpanj'a Iuna np to Four O'clock. Cincinnati. Jan. 4. S. Haghea A Co. 'a flouring mill at Hamilton, O., is partially burned this morning. Lose estimated at 918,000, covered by insurance. Charles Longley, of Nicholasville, Ky., attempted to light a fire from a coal oil lamp, when it exploded, fa tally burning LoBgley and oaa child and seriously injuring another child. The house caught fire and was entirely destroyed. Virgiaia'e Blaze. Cincinnati, Jan. 4. A fire broke out at five o'clock this morning at the Aveaue Hotel ia Hunting toe, West Virginia. Owing to the intense cold weather a good deal of trouble waa experienced by the firemen in getting a stream on the fire. The hotel and another building were destroyed. when it was supposed the fire waa under control. The file cisterns being exhausted, a change of hose waa ne cessary in which an engine suction waa ost. Before it could be recovered the fire brke out again under full headway. Four other buildings were bunted.' Loss, about S12.300, with perhaps a small losses on goods by water and removal. Insurance small. Library Burned. Boston. Jan. 4. The public library ami postoffice. with the corneals, at Hingham, was burned. Bur ad to Deata. Walmpnle, Mass., Jaa. houee of Ben. Neal burned. 3 The Hia wife perished iu tbe Bis Bat-Big Bow. Cincinnati, Jan. 4. At aa enter tainment New Yean' night at the City Hall at Barnesville. O , called "The Feast of Mandamin." upwards of one hundred aud fifty people were taken violently ill, some miscreant having mixed croton oil with the food. MOONMINK RAID. A squad of fifty revenue men un der Cant. Burnside have returned from the rani upon tbe moonshiners in the border counties of Kentucky aad Ten a ernes. They report the dVtAruc ef over fifty daMilleriea aad tbe cap ture of a large number of distillers. It is thought that the business ia pret ty well broken up in that region. A Huntington, West Va., dispatch states that a fire is raging ia that place. Five bouses have been de stroyed, including the principal hotel. Tha Union Pa rifle. Wathiagton, Jaa. 4. Tha govern Bseot directors sent their annual report to the Secretary of tbe Interior. They are of the opinion that the Union Pa cific, in view of tha extremely liberal aid it has received from the govern ment and the brilliaacy of ita success as a commercial enterprise, should be judged by the most severe standard known among tha railroads of tha country. Measured by thw staadard, they report the deficiencies many and apparent. At tha same time tha property m being Brought up with r"u'w " "ur w - iT -1 1 . r J tha wornout iron mis ta sharply criticized, aad tha directors say al- company in regard to the material con- ditionof the property, is careful aad m - r -I - i i, U "1 k " c?u"tl7 w "P" w governme-s so aaatia aa ai rassi " ' Anderaom'a Ankle. New York. Jaa. 4. Madaasa An- derson is ia excellent condition and at 2 o'clock to-dav completed the 1.800th Quarter mile, two-thirds of her creat walk. Jan. McArthur. aa old asan of 317 aaav Seventy eichth street, waa fimnd thia morninw froaen to death onmsnow iM.it iB Kiwhtv-ainth street. I - wwaamwsw New York, Jan. J. It ta expected t"t 15,000 Meanonitea will arrive hare from Russia by May next. Thia th last year of tha Meunoaitea exemption irum military service. TAm A A II L.,i .!,u ,V. - to iiS of lh . r 1.1 ril .L . rtMlity wage?aa at Old- bam. Employers ia West Holland con template tha return to 54 hoars work Tha employees will coamdar frtaa aMtter next week I T . mm . w lJLTv Ji , ".i? mk Tt?Ph cUm V1" will be ealy temrjerarv. Tha seek I does a large hatmnss ia miaiaar aad 1 other commercial enterprises. Tha sa per visor of tha haak belongs ta 1 watte, Williams Jo. it saaUisd about 110 veare aaw : branches at Falatoath, Paaryoa and IKsd Kata. ear jrtaancK wiinams. member ef larlameat far Trure, who r. om faccnuy, ntan one tairn ei taa . .1 ft . m . catty, hi and hie I i eCUtOr, Tha hank had aa 49,000.