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A lx>8t Fri o ml.
My friend ho was; n friend from nit tho rest.
With childlike fHlih ho opn'il to mo lils brennt.
No door -waa looked on altar, ??ivo, or grief;
No weakness veiled, hidden no disbelief.
Tlio holp, tho sorrow, und thc wrong wciv
And, nh I tho shadow only showed tho fair.
1 gnvo him lovo for love, but doop within
I magnified onch frailty Into sin;
Bach bill-topped roibie in the sunset ?lowed,
Obscuring valos whore rlvorod virtues flowedi
Reproof becumo reproneh, till eoinmon aro*
'rh? captious wont at every fault I know.
Ho Ktnllod upon the censorship, and boro
With patient love tho touch that wounded
Bore ;
Until at length, so hail my blindiioss grown,
Ho knew 1 Judged him by his faults nionc.
Alone, of all men, 1 know him best,
Refused tho gold, to take the dross for test I
Cold stranger, honored for tho worth they
Ilia friend forgot tho diamond in tho flaw.
At last Ucarno-thc day he stood apart.
When from my eyes ho proudly veiled his
When carping Judgment and uncertain word
A Hiern resentment tn his bosom stirred;
Whon tn his face I read what ? had been.
And with his vision saw what ho had seen.
Too latot soo lata I O, could he thou havo
When hts lov? ts**.* tn-t mine had perfect
That when the rsll was drawn, utilised, chas
Tho censor stood. Clo lost only truly prized.
Too lato wo leam a man must hold his friend
Uujudged, accepted, faultless to tiro end.
_-John Hoyle O'Reilly.
Just on thc eon lines of one of our
largo manufacturing towns, there stands
nu imposing residence of brown stone,
elevated by terraces above the road, sur
rounded by stately trees, and with a
wide extent af garden stretching on all
I had bea? employed in panel-paint
ing ono of the. large bedrooms for sonic
weeks, and my curiosity and interest
had been molted by tho fact that the
master of tho house, Mr. Joseph Ran
dall, was a tall, handsome man of less
than fifty years, while his wife was cer
tainly twenty years older, and a very
fceblo old woman.
Yet never were, any young couple
more seemingly devoted than this
oddly-contrasted pair; and I, living in
tho house with constant occupation
there, certainly had good opportunity
for witnessing any matrimonial differ
ences, had any existed.
When my work was done, I returned
to my own home, ami several months
later, by quite an accident, not neces
sary to record herc, I learned the story
of Mr. Randall's marriage.
From early boyhood he was a "ne'er
do-well." Money rall through bis lingers
like .-ami, ami alter his fatl*r, his
grandfather, ami his uncle had each
started him in business, only to end in
Cfclluro, the family decided that he
'?..unid never '?>.. good for anything.
'le was a v. ry handsome man, witli a
? diego education, the instincts and
manners of a gentleman, and kindly in
feeling; but lie was good-natured, truth
ful, ami too easily influenced by who
ever took the trouble to dictate to him.
At thirty lie found himself bankrupt,
out of business, and without any definite
prospects; and while he was seriously
considering suicide as a way out of his
diflioulties, he received an invitation to
visit lill old friend In (Jranllev, a pretty
village near tho seashore.
Ho found Grantley at tho height of
its summer season, ami his own attrac
tion very readily acknowledged hythe
ladies, who danced with him, strolled
OU the beach hy moonlight with him,
and accepted his graceful attention!*
with smiling pleasure.'
lt was here that he was introduced to
Miss Susan Harte and her niece ami
Httpposcd heiress, Miss Maude Max
They were ladies of position, relined
and graceful; the younger one lovely iu
the freshness of her youth, a pretty
blonde lace, ami slender figuro; tho
older one .stately ami dignified, show
ing in every word a cult ?valed intellect
and strong com i not i sense.
Bob While. Mr. Randall's friend, aft
er tho introducion, ^?>okc his mind with
frank if vulgar ii uedom:
"Go in for the heiress, Joe. '1'hey say
tho old bul . is worth a quarter of a
million, nae Mira Maude is lier only
relative. Anyone can sec that they aro
devoted to each other."
And anyone could also BOO vvcry evi
dence of wealth in their surroundings.
Their own carriage, with two magnifi
cent horses, was with them for their
daily USO, their costumes wore of tho
most costly materials, their jewelry was
superb. A* lady's maid attended them,
and they occupied an entire suite of
rooms at thc only hotel.
Friendship led to intimacy, and Mr.
Randall (lld try lo fascinate* thc heiress,
whose simpering prettiness covered a
cold heart and a very commonplace
To dress well, to bo a contre of at
traction for bowing beaux, were the ob
jects of her ambition, and her conversa
tion nover roso above tho lovel of tho
smallest of small-talk.
Though ho had always seemed to lack
oust ness ability, Mr Kendall was no
fool, and ho found himself evening after
ovenlng turning from Miss Maxwell's
vapid talk lo tho frosh strong mind
that shono through her aunt's conversa
Miss Harte was an accomplished mu
sioiau, with a rich contralto voice, and
love of music had always amounted to
a passion with Mr. Randall, so thoro
was a strong lanni of sympathy thoro.
Tho snmmer woro away pleasantly,
und it was only when closed cottages
and a deserted beach told of departing
guests that Joseph Maxwoll askod him
self seriously how his summer flirtation
was to end.
Ho was not a conceited man, yet
Maude Maxwell had lot him soo vory
plainly that ?ho had a preference for
ida society and attentions. Yet ho
shrank from tho prospect of a wifo with
no idea abovo dross and gaiety, how
ever richly she might bo dowered.
Loving neither, Tn tho truo sense of
tho word, ho certainly fourni moro ploaa
oro in tho soeloty of the older lady and
then a little dornen of policy whispered
to hint that, after all, the money wu
Miss Harte's, and, with her social posi
tion and attractions, she might marry,
and ao deprive Maude of hor sup
posed Inheritance.
It was tm? that she was obi enough
to be his mother; but a handsomer wo
man, and one so thoroughly tasteful in
?rea?, could always appear younger than
actual years warranted, and -lie liked
her; yee, ho certainly respected and
liked her.
For two or threo days he hesitated,
shrinking yot from placing himself in
tho position of a fortune-hunter, and
then ho wroto a manly tender letter to
Miss Harte, asking her to be his wife.
Ho bad BUlfioiont tact to avoid (lowery
flattery, to make slekening protesta
tions, and tho letter bore the stamp of
sincerity on every line. An boar later
his messenger brought an answer, and
Miss Harte was Ins afllanced wife.
Kscorting the ladies to their home, a
magnificent country seat, Mr. Randall
would not havo been a haman had ho
not congratulated himself upon tho fu
ture ownership of tho wealth so lavishly
represented nil around him.
He had said nothing about the futuro
position of Miss Maxwell, good-natured
ly willing that she should still lind a
homo with her aunt; but he sometimos
thought he would give her a hint about
assuming so much the air of mistress of
tho house.
Tho wedding was magnificent, tho
honeymoon spent in traveling upon a
wedding-gift of a cheque from Mr. Ran
dall's uncle; ami one morning, in cosy
confidence, the subject of going 'ernie
"Where havo you taken rooms,
dt?ar?" Mrs. Randall asked; "or shall
you go to housekeeping?"
"Romos," cried the bridegroom;
"shall you not rot uri) to your own
"My own house! i have no house,
Joe," for suddenly the truth Hashed
Ina-; "did you think I had money? 1
though I everyone Knew that I was
Maude's pensioner. Oh," ami her face
ercw very pah', "what a fool I have
been! I thought you loved inc."
"You wer?; ao lo 1 in thinking that,'1
was the (ptiok reply, as lu r husband put
his arm around her; "I do love you. I
did think the position reversed, ami that
Mamie depended on you; hut never
dottbl my love. If it Was not very ai
llent when I proposed to you, it grows
stronger every day, it grow? stronger
every day that wc spcml logo thor."
"Rut yet you thought nie wealthy?"
"A humiliating fact 1 cannot deny;"
and then in a sudden outburst of confi
dence. Mr. Randall told his wife tho
whole truth, dwelling somewhat longer
upon his business attempts ami perplex
ities, than on the hope he had enter
tained of a future life (J a luxurious
When he had finished, his wife
"You may not like to hear my filth*
er's opinion of me. Joe, though ho
meant it. to be a complimentary one.
Ho always said I should have been a
man, for 1 had a true business head.
For ten years before he died lie was
paralysed, and 1 was the actual head of
Iiis business, tho weaving of carpets, in
W-. Ho left mo a competency, which
was stolon from mo by a dishonest trus
tee; and 1 should have taken up some
occupation to gain my own living had
not Maude been loft au orphan, and im
plored me to live with her.
"It was scarcely a life of dependence,
for ?ho needed me, and hot* lavish gifts
of clothing and jewelry 1 accepted in
the place of the salary anyone oise in
my place must have boen paid. I was
housekeeper and chaperon, and wo were
very happy; but I never dreamed that I
was supposed to own her woalth.
"Now listen to my proposition: The
factory my father controlled is closed,
but I am an old friend of the owner,
who carried on the business for a short
time after my father died, and found
his ignorance of the details swept away
all his profits. 1 will introduce you to
him, and the sale of my diamonds will
give us BUffiolent capital for a modest
start. You will be nominal master, as
my father was. until von comjuer all the
intricacies of the business, gain our old
customers, and can carry on tho wholo
without any assistance. Until then, let
mo direct and teach you, as I helped my
father. When von are a rich man"
and here Mrs. Randall's eyes frew dim
witli tender feeling-"you can buy mc
some moro diamonds."
lt was not a matter for hasty de
cision. Mr. Randall, remembering his
failures, was doubtful of his own abili
ty, but bis wife had her way, and be
f?lo their wedded life was six months
old, Mr. Randall was engaged in In
new business.
Spurred on by an honest shame thal
a woman had a better business hoad
than his own, ho did what he never done
before-threw his whole soul into lib
business, ami was amazed himself tc
timi how rapidly he learned to guille it
Every day lilied his heart with dcepei
love for tin noble woman who was sc
true and faithful a helpmate to him
who, with all tho knowledge he lacked,
nover let ono clerk or employ... giles;
her real position.
At home, in thc evening, she shower
him the result of her day s correspond
encoor book-keeping, and gave him clem
instructions for the next dav's work. Am
ho, learning all quickly, had siitlioien!
sonso to let lier control the entire busi
noss, until she herself, after two years 0
faithful work, said:
"You can do without mo now, ?lear
I resign."
They had lived very economically ir
thoso two years, Mrs. Randall govern
lng tho small house ami ono sorvant a
efficiently ns she had controlled he
niece's grand mansion or the affairs o
tho factory.
Rut ambition once roused in Josopl
Randall, hu resolved to give his wife i
homo as handsome as the ono sha hat
loft for love of him. Depriving her o
no comfort ho could afford lo givo her
ho denied himself all extravagance
that had become second nature.
Cigars were thrown asido, cloth! nj
was reduced to respoetablllty, ignoring
tho many changes of fashion, ridinj
was exchanged for an occasional drivi
with Mrs. Randall, and year by yoa
Joseph Randall saw his business in
orease, his bank account onlargo, unti
he was master of a nourishing business
and of tho magnilicent homo whore Mrs
Randall had employed me to paint th
panols of tho booroom doors.
And as years robbod tho devoted wi fl
of her strength and the noble beauty o
middle life, they took nothing from th
lovo of a husband, who know that t<
her he owed all bis prospority. H
realised fully the life of Indolent luxor
he would have lcd, and contrasted j
with the useful one to which sb? ha<
guided bim.
A Kimi mader, tim ia .'lillies ol his
work-people 1 cv they hail always a
friend in the houri of tho, vast establish
ment in which Ilia husband and father
toiled. Without children, both Mr. and
Mrs. Randall extended (heir charities
far and wide, rmi when gratitude met
them, Joseph Kantlall said:
"Tho thanks are yours, dear, lint for
you I should ba that dreadful object, an
aimless, indolent man of fashion, what
in days gone hy they called 'an old
beau.' "
Strange Visions of Young i'trl*.
A rutnarkablo oui break of religious
hallucination occurred on this island
this year. About January last a report
was out that a young girl had seen
visions and was under some influonco
not belonging to this world. Her ex
citement soon communicated itself to
others, and in tho course of a few weeks
some twenty young girls were iv Hoe ted.
They then organized religious nu clings
ami much excitement was caused.
I went at once to see what took place
at these meetings. About fifty people
sat round in a room sluging, clapping
hands and stampi g the feet, keeping
time to a kind of i .onotoiiic chant. The
girls who saw visit?..s were standing in
tho center, sometimos walking up and
down, They had a vacant kind of stare.
(jradually tito sluging iptiekoncd, until
at last it became fast and furious. Then
the girls would dance, shout, ami burk
like dogs.
After twenty inimit?s of this they
would fall down with a shriek. Their
struggles, erics, and foamings at the
mouth were dreadful to sec. ami in many
cases il took four or live men to hold
them still. After the (it was over they
would lie exhausted for about ono hour;
lin a, when they came to. they gavo very
detailed accounts ol tin- visions they hail
seen. A groat deal of these visions was,
ot course nonsense, but one thing was
remarkable - tin y spoke of people doing
ihinur'; many miles from tin- placo. Up
on inquiry it was found in some eases
that what (boy had seen corresponded
exactly with the events.
On" most remarkable feature, in this
om break was that it was not confined to
one spot. Almost simultaneously in
every settlement on the island (the
island is forty liv e miles hui"; and twelve
broad in places) similar outbreaks oc
curred. ? iris living at a distance of
live or ten miles Hom the scene of the
"shouting meetings,*' as the\ waac call
ed, WOtlhi he SO i/.ed. Hoing seized with
a kind o? frenzy, tiny would run, as if
hy inspiration, to tho spot where
the rest were assembled, no mailor how
Most of tllOSO attacked with tile fits
were people wini belonged to thc baptist
society. Consequently their visions were
liol of thc .Madonna, bet of the distinc
tive pr?destination doctrines of their
sect. Very glowing accounts were
given of the various punishments and
tortures reserved for the wicked in hell,
and they were most liberal in dispens
ing these punish moil ts among their
Up and down thc island about 400 or
600 people were soizod, and it was at
first thought it was a kind epidemic of
hysteria. In a few cases girls of highly
respectable character were seized, and,
although they did not seo visions, yet
for weeks they would have tits daily, and
such was their superhuman strength
that I have seen a young girl of 16
struggle out of tho grasp of four strong
men. The outbreak lasted from Janu
ary to July, and at ono time it was fear
ed it would lead to serious consequences,
for all tho people who gave credence to
tho visitors neglected work and aban
doned themselves to holding meetings
day and night for singing, shouting,
barking, and listening to accounts of tho
visions seen.
In tho daytime, and especially on
Sundays, they had processions with ban
ners. This led to sonn! bad feeling, and
in a few oases thc law had to bc appeal
ed to in the interests of peace. It was a
singular thing that although they organ?
izeil themselves into a sect, and all who
disbelieved in tho visions were "here
tics," yet they showed tho utmost court
esy and goou-will toward tho church,
but toward their own particular de
nomination and tho various other sects
they displayed great animosity. Tho
excitement has died out now, and they
have ceased to exist as a sect.-San
Salvador Letter in London Times.
An Anecdote of "Jel)" Ht uart.
From a paper by General longstreet,
in thc February venturi/, we quoto as
follows, " 'Job' Stuart was a very dar
ing fellow and tho best cavalryman
America over produced. At tho Second
Manassas, soon after wo heard of tho
advance of McDowell and Porter, Stuart
came in and ni ado a roport to General
Ix;o. When lie li ad dono so General
Lee said'ho had no orders at that mo
ment, but ho requested Stun rt to wait
awhile Thereupon Stuart tm ned round
in his tracks, lay down on tho ground,
put a stone under his head and instantly
foll asleop. General I .?co rodo away and
in an hour returned. Stuart was still
sleeping. Lee asked for him, and Stuart
sprang to his feet und sahl. 'Hero I am,
"General Leo replied, 'I want you to
send a mcssago to your troops over on
tlic loft to send a few moro cavalry to
tho right.'
" '1 would bettor go myself,' said
Stuart, and with that he swung himself
into tho saddle and rode off at a rapid
gallop, singing as loudly as ho could,
Vine thc cavalry.' "
Sherbrooke, Canada, boasts a young
girl with m i vc. A young man at a
party, who was boasting of his nervo,
was challenged to hold up a small tin to
be shot at with a revolver, whon ho
weakened and declined. A young lady
present at once offered to hold tho tin,
and did so unshakingly while it was
pierced hy a bullet iireri at a distanco of
twolvo yards. Sho thon hold up a
smaller object-a small plato-which
mot with tho same fate, ami (Hoking up
ono of tho pic?os held it for a further
trial. Her conllricnco in the skill of tho
marksman, who hus been several times
a monitor of Ibo Wimbledon leam, was
not misplaced, for tho broken piece was
again nit hy a bullet while in her
Ko fewer than 160 newspapors in the
United 8tales ?rc priutud by colored
?stn. _
A very siugular lind vet a very little
known bird ls ibu roadrunner chapar
ral cock, or, as it is known in Mexico
and thc Spanish sections of thc United
States, thc paisano.
It belongs to tim cuckoo family, bot
bas none of the had Induis by winch the
European cuckoo is host known. It is a
shy bird, but is not by any means an
unfamiliar object in the southwestern
Jiortions of tho United States and in
dexieo. Sometimes it wanders up into
middle California, but not often, seem
ing to prefer the more deserted, hotter,
and sandier parts of southern California
and from there stretching its habitat as
far cast as middle Texas.
It is not by any means a brilliantly
colored bird, although some of its hues
arc very beautiful. Tho prevailing color
of the roadrunner is olive, green, which
is marked with brown and white. Tho
top of the lo ad is black bille, and is fur
nished with an erectile crest. Thc
eyes are surrounded by a lino of bato
skin. ?
It is not a large bini, being seldom
twenty-four inches long, with a tail tak
ing moro than half that length. Tho
tail, indeed, is tho most striking feature
of the bird, being not only so very long,
but seemingly endowed with the {rift of
perpetual motion, since it is never still,
?Ut bobs up and down, and sidewise,
too, into every possible angle, ami al
most incessantly.
Hut while ils tail is most striking, its
legs aro most remarkable, being not
only long and stout, but wonderfully
muscular. How muscular nobody would
bo able to imagine who had not put
thom to tho test.
A traveller in Mexico tolls ot going
out. with his ranchero host to hunt bares
with a braco of very lino hounds. Going
over a long stretch of sandy plain, re
lieved only by pillars and clusters of
cactus, thc Mexican called the attention
of his guest to an alert, comical-looking
bird some distance from them.
With the remark that tho gentleman
should seo some rare coursing, thc Mexi
can slipped thc leashes of thc straining
hounds, which sprang off as if used to
thc sport, and darted after Hie bird. For
a moment it seemed to thc stranger a
very poor uso to put the dogs to, but
bo was not long in changing his
Instead of taking wing, the hird tilted
its long tail straight up into the air in a
saucily d?liant way. and started oil* on a
run in a direct lino ahead. It seemed
an incredible thing that tho slender
dogs, with their space devouring bounds,
should not at once overtake! the little
bini; but so it was. Tho legs of tho
paisano moved with marvelous rapidity,
and enabled it to keep tho hounds at
their distance for a very long time, ho
ing finally overtaken only after ono of
gamest races ever witnessed by tho visit
ing sportsman.
Tho roadrunner, however, serves a
better purpose in lib: than being run
down by hounds. Cassia mentions a
most singular circumstance among tho
peculiarities of tho bird. It seems to
nave a mortal hatred of rattlesnakes,
and no sooner sccs one. of these reptiles
than it sets about in what, to tho snake,
might well seem a most diabolical way
of compassing its death. Finding tho
snake asleep, il at once seeks oui tho
spiniest of small cacti, tho prickly pear,
and, with infinite pains and quietness,
carries the loaves, which it breaks off,
and puts them in a circle around tho
slumbering snake. When it has made
a sufficient wall about the object of all
this euri!, it rouses its victim with a sud
den peek of its sharp beak, and then
quickly rotires to lot the snake work out
its own destruction, a thing it eventual
ly ?loos in a way that ought to gratify
thc roadrunner if it have any se ll so of
humor. Any one watching it would say
it was expressing the liveliest emotion
with its constantly and grotesquely mov
ing tail.
The Hrs! impulse and aid of the as
saulted snake is to coil for a dart; ita
next to move away. It quickly realizes
that it is hemmed in, in a circle, and
finally makes a rash attempt to glide
over the. obstruction. The myriad of
tiny needles prick it and drive it back.
The angry snake, with small wisdom,
attempts to retaliate by fastening its
fangs into tho offending cactus. Tho
spines till it.s mouth.
Angrier still, it again and again as
saults tho prickly wall, until, quito be
side itself with rag?*, it scorns to lose its
wits completely, and, writhing and
twisting horribly, buries its envenomed
fangs into its own body, dying finally
from its self-inflicted wounds. After tho
catastrophe,the roadrunner indulges in
ii few gratified Hirts of its long tail and
oes oil", perchance to lind its reward in
olng run down by tho hounds sot on by
mon.-John lt. Cor y ell, in Xcicnti?c
Ann ric un.
Suburban belle-How delightful it
must bc to spend Christmas in a great
country bouse -like Stilton (?range, for
instance. Delightful stranger (from
London-Yaas. By-lhe*by, nor (hace
of Stilton bas Just written to say sho ex
pects mo there for (Moistmas week.
S'poso I shall have to go! Suburban
belle-Won't you timi it rather lonely?
Delightful stranger -Lonolyl A-why?
Suburban bollo lleca uso I saw in to
day's morning l'ont that tho duke and
duchess and family ure not expected
back from Australia before February!
fColhoqio of delightful stranger.) - Lon
don launch.
Tho following is one of tho unre
pealed laws of New Jersey, passed
willie the State win a British colony:
"That all women, of whatever agc,
rank, profession, or degree, whctlior
virgins, maids, or widows, who shall
after this act hn|K?rio upon, seduce, and
betray into matrimony any of his ma
jesty's subjects by virtue of scents, cos
metics, washes, paints, artificial teeth,
false hair, or high-heeled shoes, shall in
cur tho penalty of the law now in forco
against witchcraft and like misde
Husband (returning from the funeral)
-"The minister, in his funeral sermon,
seemed to bo vory much ovorcoroc. If I
am not mistaken ho was affected to
tears." Wife-^'Yes; tho deceased, poor
man, was worth over $\Q0,QQ0."--New
York Time*.
Flah*8pcariiift 'riirougli tho leo.
About thirty year- ugo, I was stranded
by luosovoro winter weather, which put
a slop to navigation, nt tho old army
station of Green Hay, now a nourishing
city in tho great State of Wisconsin, nt
tho mouth of the Fox river-at the south
western extremity of a lon? arm of Lake
Michigan, I lino frequently noticed on
Fox river a curious lot of black dots on
thc ice, in tho retired nooks and coves
alon?; the farther shor--. "What aro
they?" I nsked; and the invariable re
ply was: "They aro Indians fishing."
rh is puzzled mo still moro, and I re
solved to investigate. So one day I
crossed the frozen river, and approach
ing ono of those mysterious black dots,
found it to bo apparently only n bundle
in a blanket, scarcely largo enough to
contain a human form. Hut, looking
closer, I could see, first from ono bundle
and then from another, tho quick mo
tion of n polo, or spear-handlo, bobbing
up and down. A word, a touch, even a
gentle push, only called out a grunt in
reply, but at last one bundle did strolch
itself into a bright young Indian bravo
with wondering ami wonderful eyes
)eering at ino from under a mop of
)laok and glossy hair. A little, tobacco,
a little pantoulbie, and a little broken
English .succeeded in making him un
derstand that I wished to know how ho
carried on his fishing under that funny
Then I saw it all. Seated, Turk fash
ion, on the border of his blanket, which
ho could thus draw up so as to entirely
envolop himself in it, he was completely
in the dark, so far as the daylight was
concerned; and. thus enshrouded, he
was hovering over a round hole, in tho
icc, about eighteen inches in diameter.
A small tripod of birch stick- erected
over tho holli helped to hold up tho
blanket and steady a spear, which, with
a delicate handle niuo or ten foot long,
was held in tho right hand, the tines
resting on t lie? migo of tho hole, and tho
ond of tho polo Sticking t ll rough an op
ening in tin1 blanket above. From tho
other hand, dropped into tho water a
string on thc end of which was a rudo
wooden dccoy-llsh, small enough to
represent bait lo tho unsuspecting perch
or pickerel which should spy it. This
decoy was loaded so as lo sink slowly,
and was so moved and maneuvered as
to imitate the motions of a living fish.
Crawling under tho blanket with my
Indian friend, 1 was surprised ul the
distinctness and beauty with which
everything could he scon hy tile subdued
light that came up through tho iee. Tho
bottom of tho river, six or eight feet be
low us, was clearly visible, and seemed
barely four feet away. Tho grasses,
vegetable growth-, and spots of pebbly
bottom formed curious little vistas and
recesses, In some of which dreamily
lloateil a school of pevoh and smaller
fish. Bach little air-bubble sparkled
Uko a gem, and tho oyo delighted in
tracing and watching tho mystery of
beautiful water formations, where every
crevice seemed a hide fairy world, with
changing lights or shadows made by
tho sunlight through tho transparent
Suddenly, from somewhere -I could
uot tell w here, it seemed to como by
magic-a largo "dory," or "moon-eyed
pike," appeared on tho river bottom.
Tho watchful Indian slowly raised tho
decoy-bait toward tho surface, the larger
fish following it with interested and
puzzled eyes. There was a sudden
movement of the spear; down it darted;
ita sharp prongs pierced tho unsuspect
ing pike, which was speedily drawn up
and thrown wriggling on tho ice. Then
tho blanket was re-adjnsted, and thc
fishing was resmned. My bright, young
Indian friend said ho could catch from
twenty lo thirty pounds of fish in an
afternoon in this manner, and some
times could even H00111*0 double, that
quantity. ./. 0. lloorbach, in St. Nicho
las fur Februar;/.
Ar? Inflexible Juror. -
'.There arc some infernally obstinate
mon in this world," said Frank Funai
the other day, "but I struck eleven of
tho worst specimens last week I ever
came across."
"How was that?"
"Why, you see, I was on thc jury. In
one case Fd no sooner laid my eyes on
the prisoner than I made up my mind
ho was guihy, and tho testimony only
served to strengthen that opinion. To
my surprise, 1 found, when wo went out,
that tho other eleven jurors wore unani
mous in favor of acquittal.'1
"And of course you gave in."
"Not much! I had a duty to society
?vhich I had sworn to perform, and I
determined to do it if it took all night.
I roasoned With them calmly, tearfully,
prayerfully, but it was no uso."
"HOW did you bring them around?"
"Filially I said: 'Well, my mind is
ininti up. When you fellows get over
your dashed obstinacy wake mo up.'
And I just tippod my chair back and
settled myself down for a good nap.
Then 1 snored. Ever hear mo snore?
Wo all expressed regret because wo
bad never enj V0(l that pleasure.
"Ncitl . had those fellows. In ton
mint; . ?. ihoy were wild. Some of them
wanted to jump out of tho window, but
couldn't get it open. In ton minutes
moro eight of them gave In, and in fif
teen minutes they waked mo up and
said they were satisfied I was right.
Tho judge promptly granted tho prison
er a new trial on tho ground that tho
verdict was against tho evidence and
common sense, and discharged tho iury
for the term. That lets me oil'jury duty
for another your."- -Millinery Trude
Ile view.
Tho Am niuo of idle
if Autumnal days aro shorter, they aro
likewise cooler; thc time for storing
away fruit in tho bins lins come; tho
tints on tho leaves aro still scnrlet and
fjolden, the barren Winter is not yob So
ot all these; and with buoyant heart,
quickenod with grateful memories, I
resume tho study-cnair and begin a now
loaso of labor. No patienco h a ve I with
that stale phrase, about "tho slimly sido
of 60;" if a servant of tho Lord gets on
tho sido of tho hill that faces heaven, it
ought to bo tho sunny sido. Nor is that
othor nonsense about "tho doad lino of
60" worthy of respect. Tho Psalmist
did not believe such stuff, or ho would
never have talked about trees that for
moro than a half-century have been
bearing-trees are still "full of sap and
green."-Dr. T. L CuyUr, Fvanaslist.
The < '?i roi i M? Contrai
[From the Charlotte Observer, April Ut.]
Tho first legal battlo between tho
Carolina Central Railroad Company
and its rival, tho Boston and South
ern Construction Company, was end
ed at Lincolnton yesterday, and tho
Carolina Central lost tho fight. Judge
Avery, presiding at tho present term
of Lincolu Superior Court, before
whom tlie issues were discussed, ren
dered a decision under which tim
Boston and Southern Construction
Company are- at liberty to lay their
track sido by side with the track of
tho Carolina Central between Piney
Ridgo and Ruthorfordtou, in Ruttier
Tho pleadings and the affidavits in
Hie injunction case of thc Carolina
Central Railroad Company against
Hie Boston and Southern Construc
tion Company were lead on Tuesday
afternoon and night. On Wednesday
Judge By mun, for tho plaint iii', and
Mr.M. H. Justice, for the defendants,
addressed tho court, and Judge
Sehenok began tho closing speech for
tlic defenso yesterday morning.
Judge Sehenok concluded, and Col.
Fuller, for tho plaintiff, closed tho
caso at three o'clock, when Judge
Avery delivered Iiis decision. He took
the view that tho real issue was as to
tlie title to the right of way, which
could not bc tried in this proceeding.
If tlie Carolina Central could prove
title to tlie rigid of way in dispute, it
had a remedy at law. He., therefore,
denied thc application for an injunc
Inasmuch as tho affidavits were not
clear that tho defendants bad uroper
ty in North Carolina, the Court, held
that it wo.dil have to require a bond
of fifty thousand collars. This was
furnished in live minutes and the in
junction was dissolved. The Carolina
Central Company, wc are informed,
promptly entered an appeal from this
Tlie outcome of this suit is that
Ruthcrfordtou will shortly have two
railroads, for it will be a race now be
tween the Carolina Contrai and the
Boston and Southern Company to see
which can first get trains running be
tween Shelby and Rutherfordton,
For at least four miles of tlie distance
between these two places the tracks
of the two roads w ill run alongside of
each other, just fourteen feet apart.
Blind Chaplain Milburn'* Labor
WASHINGTON, April 1.-Tho chap
lain, in Iiis prayer in tho House this
morning, said:
'.Give ear, oh ! God of Jacob, and
awaken us to seo the danger which
threatens tho civilizedworld.a revolu
tion moro tremendous than any of
which histor}7 tells, in which tlie scones
of tho reign of terror may bo enacted
in every capital of Europe and Ameri
ca. For long tho few havo mastered
the many because they understood the
open secret-tools to them that eau
uso them; but uow tho many havo
learned tho secret of organization.drill
and dynamite, Rouse the rich men
of tho world to understand that tlie
time has como for grinding, selfish
monopoly to cease; that corporators
may get souls in them with justice,
honor, conscience and human kind
ness. Teach thc rich men of tho
country that great fortunes are lent
them by Thee for other purposes than
to build and decorate palaces, to
found private collections of art, to
stock wino cellars, to keep racing
studs and yachts, and find better
company than hostlers, grooms and
jockeys, pool sellers aud book makers.
Teach them, oh, God ! that it is Theo
who has givcu them power to get
these fortunes; that it is to provo
them, to know what is in their hearts,
whether they will keep Thy com
mandments or no, aud that those
commands atc that 'Thou shalt lovo
the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart,
and thy neighbor as thyself;' that if tho
rich men of our land keep these com
mandments tho poor will follow tho
example, and wo at least will bo sav
ed irom tho days of tribulation that
ave fast coming on all tho world.
Help us, O God, and savo us."
The Torch Again Applied by
Spiteful Negroes.
Several weeks ago wo published an
account of tho buruing of tho crib of
Mr. S. H. Huoy, together with about
GOO bushels of com. Also an account
of thc arrest of two negroes, who, ou
their "way to jail confessed to having
dono tlie burning to gratify a apito
.hey had at Mr. Huey. On Wednes
day night last, about 9 o'clock, an
othor barn on Mr. Huey's placo was
burned. When tho fire was discover
ed parties ran to tho wells for water
but found the ropes cut and both
buckets in the well. His cow, which
was tied under a shed near ono of the
wells, v as badly out and bleeding.and
tho rope, with which she was tied, out
in sevoral places. Tracks, made by a
person in stocking feet, wero found
leading from the barn to a corner of
Mr. H's dwelling and back to the barn,
but, as yet, it has been impossible to
ferret out the guilty party. Tim
burnings have created a great deal of
excitement in the neighborhood and,
it is thought, if the guilty party is as
certained he will bo roughly dealt
i with.-Lancaster Ledoer.
No Kuti of Talk.
Atlanta bad a peculiar sensation in
November last, when tho prohibition
campaign was being carried on. Tho
whito and negro clergymen held
meetings together and made speeches.
Tho negroes were treated with gloat
consideration nud were constantly
made to feel that they were on a
plano of equality with the whites.
To this fact was duo in a largo
measure tho prohibition victory by a
small majority. tSome days ago tho
white ministers made arrangements
to have Moody and Sankey, tho re
vivalists, go there for three or four
bays. In making up their program
they set aside two meetings for color
ed people exclusively and gave thc
negroes to understand that they
could not come into thc whito folks'
meeting. At this the colored clergy
men took offence and announced that
they would not attend the meetings
nor have anything to do with tho
revivals. Many of the church mem
bers declared themselves neely
against the proceedings, and unless
tho whito ministers make some ovei -
turcs to thc colored brethren, thero
will bo no colored people at the spe
cial meetings set apart for tho ne
groes. There is every probability
that tho whites will mako the neces
sary concessions, but the affair is cre
ating no end of talk.
-Tho lending out of newspapers for
reading sectus to be illegal in Paris.
It appears that bill.orto many news
vendors made an additional source of
income by lending out newspapers.
Some of the newspaper publishers took
umbrage at this, and brought the mat
ter to thc notice of the Minister of thc
Interior, who thereupon issued in
structions that any newsvendor
lending out papers int lie future should
forfeit Iiis trailing license.
Columbia, S. C. Laurens, S. C.
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side ol' Public Square.
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