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The Madison daily leader. [volume] (Madison, S.D.) 1890-current, July 16, 1890, Image 4

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& i3 an ttifereaffng point tfS XTnerl
i aw biaiorr if, a* stated, the Coiifmipr
i K
Dixie" of Northern authorship.
Bom chap, w$e taW t» g«t «*»&
with ft Chicago gas eompany, broke
iute an empty house, tnrned on the
meter, and then ojen«d fourteen bur
ner*. lowered a window, Mid went off
In enjoy the reflection that he tii get
urg even. As it was two weeks before
hi* trick wee diaotJtered, he probably
nude up for an y ovwohitfi in his own
|«1U»U.111U comas to the ftnoot
the leader
A cnarvi. attribute of papar sot goo
eriH known is for preserving iee in a
pitener erf water. Fill the pitcher with
iee and water a$d set it on the center
of a pieee of p«|er then gather the
paper up together at the top and place
the ends tightly together, placing a
strong rubber Hand around the cm! to
hold it clooe so ax to exclude the air. A
pitcher of iee water treated in thin
manner has been known to stand over
night with scarcely a perceptible melt*
laf of tfcaie*.
Here and
uniform was borrowed from
|H rnt V trginia Regiment, which bor
©wid it isuot the Seventh New York
..rgunent. The Confederate aa&g
an innovation in the man­
ner t»f eating strawberries A resident
if the Congo Free State, Africa. r«
ewntlr paid a visit to the Quaker City
«itd naed pepper on the delicious fruit.
ri method of treating his berries at
tracted attention. and now the people
of the city on the Delaware U» copying
after their African visitor.
has Hcier) produced ihat will
malt at a tempecature of 150 d«*gre« s.
It is an alloy ootai«m^l of lead, tin, bis
muth and cadmium and in weight, hard
neas and color
rmmmktlm ty|e
i At i»i
-rate coatinuee mn-
(-lefknl. says a London cable, and ia
indeed increasing in Lincolnshire, al
though hundred of thousands have al
rtady been killed. The rodent* are
killing ]poultry and eating the corn and
u ei.gold-. in spite of the effort* of pro
fessions! ratcatchers, who say the worn!
i to come. Home of the rats are said
to be an Urge as spd»bits and very vi
rio«m fctt^king puple whoa brought to
D. D., poa-
tatiif the Firai^Unitarian Church of
Kotservillf, Man».. read kin resignation
on Sunday becanae hi« faruthunera 1«
•ired him to lire in a $30,000 home
steod, recently
"willed to the church by
the late Columbus Tyler. The p*«tor,
thaw salary fa $3,000, and wlio ha*
joat purchased a house, declared that
thfe additional exjenae of such ait eatab
li*hu.eBt would be entirely
tl the parlor of a country home not
far distant from Warruntom G».,
there hangs between th© front windows
a likeness of General Kobert E. Lee.
Just on the inside is an ivy viue that
haa entwined iWeli along so as to al
the front. Through the
enmce where the blinds lap has c.repi
a spray of this ivy, and as if drawn by
the magnetism of this picture, ha* en
twined itself
beautifully around and
down the (raaMtts II anrangod by
i»g bands.
metal. It
melts so easily that, jt4ac*l on a com
paratively oool part jf the stove, with
a piece of paper under it, it will melt
without the )»aper being scorched
It will, not retain heat, but becomes
eold the ffloaen melts. It is used
the manofactntf of %he little auto
matic flre aiarm^fr hotels. They give
aii alaetric alaru. fjheu the metal melts,
owisg to the risit^ -f the temperature
•TParkersbur^ W, Va., acontraetor
Ink part in a frrnx that ended in a
fight, all hand* lxn»K drank, and a man
undertook toa*«»ffl« iom with a hatchet.
He rushed to a third story window, and
suspending hirn^lf by hi» hands from
the sill, would have dropped to the
atraet, and no doubt been crushed to
death, but for the -flk«t 'that his feet
were caught on the top of the sash in
the secoud story and gave way Just as
let go hit hold cm the sill. Be sank
with the window and hin feet slip|»ed
inward, carrying htm into the room le
kvw, and aUowut^
F»on a rwltroad ptfljlicat uin Just pub
iiahed we learn that the railways of the
United Htate« lava to-day a total
length of 15fMXXi Atioa. Thair united
lengt! would put
V? V:j ^y-
UO. ft ««. ..•«
in banking i but» tri «»al v«, ,*
it. The world's wiaoie *xf m- i.ey
of e^ery kind-^ftU, silrrr r.nd pn't.'
-Jwould pTt ••/•!•. J,ulw ow thi of if
CaxnuK of Vami, #•. ti
just raceired from Cap ui i F. A. Her
vav a relic of war ti ne* *»i*hf of p»0
•ervatiott. Puri ig the teiiitde i»a tie
of Chitikamauga oaunon balls swept
through ra'ikt of *oldi» i*«i aud severed
limb» fmm the larg^ tree4 on the hit!
aad in th« valleys. A few day* an-
some wood-cutter^ est down a 1««"
pina. In one of the top litob« a small
cannon-Vall had l»een iuiWdd-«d. The
limb wan cut from the tree and pn
Rented to Captain Harvey, aud in turn
aent to his sou-in law Charlie Juha*
The limb has lcen nicely .rimm and
painted, UMI ball being hall axpotad.
BEVKRJUL, yaara ago, says the Tin*-
Frencli fishermen are troubled
by the depredations of porfKiise* f«..
which they have not succeeded in find
inga remedy. An attempt was made
to catch thent in seine nets, but th«\\
jumpexi out of the snares. They were
•eared away by gnns and torjietloea,
but the fish were frightened and di-.
apjwmretl with them. They are too
numerous to be shot one by one in u
effeetivtt manner. The only thing fc
be done seems to be for the fifharmen
to unite and drive them away in
crowds but this will have to be oftc
repeated. Insurance and payment
damages bv the government are th
last measures of reHef suggested but
they, too, are expensive to somebody.
One seldom sees, even #i the mo-*
wpialid parts of New York, a ra^g 1
school child. The little people
aad west are clad in neat, whole f^s
men is, and most of them look weii
fed and in good health. Do the ehil
dren of the abjectly poor than not go
to school Yes and no. One who vis
its the ooraat fiats will find the chil
dren often bettar dronaed timu their
elders. Bo long as a family is able
struggle along and keep out of actual
pauperism it is a point of pride tha
the children lie sent to school in w hole,
clean garments. When the family for
tun en become so low that the ehiJdren
can no longer be decently clad the lit
tie folks stay at home. Charity phvd
eians sometimes find the cliildreu of
the poor neatly dressed aud attending
sehool. It usually happen", however,
that such families are not of the perma
nently pauper sort. Of that sort the
children seldom attend school.
DU&IXM the Franeo-German war the
ladies in England were busy making
paper cushions which they sent to
France to be used for the wounded in
the hospitals. Hundreds of thousands
of these cushions wcere sent and were
4»tr great sorvire J&UE...ALL llnglaild j.i
crazy on the subject of paper pillows
again. They tear the paper into very
•mall pieces, not bigger than one's
finger nail, aud then put them into a
pillow-sack of drilling or light ticking.
Xhey are very oool for hot climates and
much superior to feather pillows. News
paper is not nice to use, as there is a
disagreeable odor from printer's ink
but brown or white paper, and old let
ters and envaloj»es are the Wat. A*
they are torn stuff thorn into an oJd
pillow case, vnd you can see when you
have enough. The easiest way is to
tear or cut the paper in strips about
half an inch wide, and then tear or out
it across. The finer J! ia, tha lightar it
makes the pillows.
girdle six times
round the earth, and they represent
aHim then h*lf th** A«lway mileage of
the world. The railroads of the world
mm k-d»y
worth to
#aM0W.U«*U*»0( or about one-tenth »f
the tot*! WMftlth of eivilised natt«»ns
and more than on« qua?tar of the
world's iBveei^d capital. It ia doubt-
w ho the! th*-- s^greg-ft? pUut uaad
|lt all ui*oufact«riiig induatriaa oaa
Kuasian peassuts have a peculiar
tor colic it is called the pot cure,
and in its nature it is a hideous ampli
ficatkm of the operation of cupping.
Tha patient is stratched on a bench
and his abdomen is wa^bad with hot
water and then covered with soap-suds
While this ia being done thin slices of
birch berk are sat on fire and put iuto
an empty pot When the vessel be
comes so hot that it can hardly br
touched with the bar# hand, tha bnrn
ing liarh is quickly thrown out, and the
jot placed month downward on the sb
doinett oj{ the patient. One woman
holds the vessel steady, while another
one knesd-* the body of tha sufferer, *o
as to preas it into the pot wbkb was
emptied of air by the burning l»ai k.
An old peasant, o© whom such an ojer
ation hail been performed, declared that
he wcmld not submit to it again. His
txlicH were somewhat lighter, bat h«
would rather endure them tftNHI
stura of the "pot cure.*
,* V' v»v,-
the growii of brooia co n in
California was advoeatcd strongly, bn'
those who tried it sta'ed that, Caiifm
nia lands being extn iuely rich, the
product was too coarse for uee in the
manufacture of fine quality broom
but last season it was demonstrate/!
that there were sections of the State in
which a fine quality of broom corn
could be grown. Acti: m*n thin,
Lo» Angeles manufacturer ha*vcon
tracted with a Chino rat eh resident fv
tbe pnxluct of forty acres. It i-4 safe to
say that after this yoar no more brry»m
corn will le inij orted iuto ("ali/oruin
for «aa ia our looal moufietoilM.
., kif-
gervHwrw »f th* K^MUw
in( aad 8Urtl»«f to mt Weary
UtnlMSt Camp l-li*,
TImp Amy Owmast.
•s was Uttsaa a
mm* hl.o
(MI was •ttffttiaa 4s a
n)r ia drsss, aa4 Ills WMMn^N
Tb« kioltwd (Mr ssora wtNm iite^aaw
bii i ljr
Mu tntii«r u*«i to «eild. sal Ms sasUrtrmpMl to
Bat be \n(qnt««r«4 tAsday to was aM
And U»«V
ntsiile!: cri**i
la taai«ns)
For ht hnewt bis lasf •botiidsrs W*Bi» naflHry
RU sioik-as
t+s* Ktew
thill fit:y l-ntot (Mr MMMN. tafi BUt
ruuMhlv »un(«
WtUi frtxiKtiv «ta{ Ut« bask tint
I MOt Ml ISNBa llttSI tn
ia th® hit
ttsUns nt
Be *»as li'hfnl a Mntry,
hi«|l W»* »UUt
11M litv
tl- »*v«l Uk CtpWn*!
lt»»t his
And koiim
hymn, aad i| »soTi. ami
ww-tbii® unwoioUs
Tb» i-artii nwnsl the aotdlw aaii Ids MVay
ov« roost.
And ne*'wh(»o DseweaUee Day i
Abors hi« liwuraint deck Ms cravswtlh
lo foot,
Aa« ht-r» hi-, worn oli mUMs and kis
bow»l with yoarn,
BtMdwHjr «y stb! iliWfl bo
«itli nro
AimI ait Ancient f««liih makian ssss tier
nteuiory float
The Tisiou
s notdl«r tn bis ansy
0«*»v ArrhtUiLl Jfdif*.
A Private tfce Cavsdajr
htvati Ww.
MillerV dianr of
vents during
li e battle ot
orinth ope»»
tice more
morning of Oteto
ler 4, 1*«2.
It was ««riv
Vhen the «««BQ
llegan firing
dhellf into
lo w n from a
point on the.C9he
waiia road in
front of Battar
regiment Cftec
ond Iowa Ca«al
ry were ronsetl and "stood to hone"
until &)»out right o'clock when Com
panv was by General Hamilton sen*
to a point east of the lottery. outiiAe
tlie Union infantry linen and betw-eei,
th«m and the skirmish line of Birge's
Bhar|i«hooter«. By dismounting thev
werr sheltered from the euemvV bu(
let-H, which went over the men bur hit
some of the horses. While lying there
they had some fun with an honest
Ihitchmaa, «f which Private Millar
"Oeorpa (the Thitchman* wa^ a
blsekHimth, and was a particularly
good horae-shoer. Once in the field no
pursuftsaou coultl induce hitn to use las
trade skill. He said he had enlistod
to tight he could shoe horse* at home
in the army he would be a soldier
and nothing else. In tha charge at
Farmington, Cioorge and hi« horse
were both flightIv woundel and his
equipment* badly riddled his saier
was knocktnl out of his hand snd
broken liv a ball, his scabbard was rut
in two, his sword-arm was creased n« ar
tho »houM«r, a button shot off his
jacket, a biUlet through his hat, one
through hir» mwsers at the thigh. me
in his wooden -tirrup aud the Imrie
hit in three {daces. After that ««eo ge
didn't talk so much about only fig fit
ing."but 'maaag'edlo" gel along hCiTi
a soldier uot a ver bloodthirsty onu,
"On Umi day we bqr holding out
horses near Battem Tlobinet. !t w as
next to me in the ranks. Buddenlv a
ball went slap through the brain of
George's horse, aud he fell dead. Out
brawny oommde at once started on a
journey on all fours. He kept up thai
method of kxomotiou for nearly oue
hundred yards, in spite of the yells of
laughter aud the commands of tha
Captain. He kept ri.-ht on repeating,
I gupw» I let him die, gTMM»» 1 let
him die.' Finally the Captain brought
him back, and he stripped off his
horse e:juipn:eot*i. shouldered them,
and made a bee line for camp, lis
shod horses faithfully from that time
until the end of his enlistment, umd
when all the other* re-enlisted he
struck for home three years was
enough for him.
"Boon alter this iMident wa were
ordered out on the dtewnlla rrmd to
feel the enemy. We oWy» d. but did
rust get fac A« we sheltcred»ourselves
behind our hordes, several b«M a
wounded, our Bergeant afterwit ll
Captaia), who had a few days before!
loit his only bmther, who was First i
.Scigeant, Cbmpeay H, Eleventh
Iowa Infantry and had beet, kilb-d,
after being taken prisoner, at Medoa
hiation, Tennessee, was feeling
'vt-ry revetsgef ul over the savage
d«*«d which Uikd deprived him of his
brother. While we remained in front
of the enemy's skirmish line a few mo
ments, he crajd down the road to a
•tump, laid lu« gun across it and
waitel for a Confederate skirmisher,
«ith a *traw hat, who wfinish
from beltind a tree, and had
»«t sliot one of oar men throt^u
the arm and his horse through
th« neck with the same ball Wlu
the Confederate again leaned arocd
the tr«e to fir*', it» was shot dead, I
^aw him in the afternoon lying in the
*-ame spot bi the big tree. Ihw Ser
geant earae feack, and saying Then a
for Bill,' took his place qtdwtly
firaisr said lbs imNk
Bis txk In* baod, bis
Tim »mt«( «isy b- wertibsd away afoOH*^
uiiuily iwrUtig vovii*. mm! 4£l«d
mill:"!)! gnxiu.
Tbt' riofnl htnsystids, wt^ cttok^NIiri
And i
bliu tel
ia kik
T)w4tm#Une IIOUSA was enviM fall apoa lUs
buria1 ilny,
ncfir«*« aitl »«or«w
hill I Sit b" tsy.
Th4 fx')ihi. mall ion notlosd en hl« hacki a Hag
of tH'IM).
Tbo l'ui.n trot on it, and wished wsa
br nt n,
Ami after
and said nothing more.on the subject
We returned within our Hoes, the
Cantwin rejort'd what we had done.
aut: we were ordered to the regiment
at the corral. We has! wareely ar
nvfl taere when the l«tt.l». ojieoetl in
earnest, and the Confederates made
their grand a*»a«lt, Theartillerv and
'."ketry tiring was the heaviest I
ever heard. It was so comment rated
that no part Of the firing was at
arty great dintanee from where 1 was.
In the mid it of the heaviest fighting
an order earnc for our regtnieni to
make a charge on the extreme right,
where the e emv wan overlapping our
line. We started our horaos on the
run amid the contrabands, sutlers,
teamsters, stragglers, every thing go
ing to the rear. The enemy had ap
patently been successful, and had
broken onr line in one place, and got
into the streets of Corinth, thus creat
ing great consternation among the
i "Ax we ran onr horses close to the
forts the heavy gnns were firing tepid
ly over our heads, and the dust ami
i smoke were so thick we could not see
and eon Id scarcely breathe. Just in
front and under the guns my home,
proliably blinded by the smoke and
stunned by the noixe, fell with me
s gainst the stump of a tree. I loth the
horse and myself were too badly hurt
i to get up for some little time, but an
artillery soldier who happened along
pnlled the horse off me, and I lay
there on the ground until the battle
was nearly over, too badly hurt to be
particularly interested in anything
"After I got )»&ck to camp 1 recov
ered sufficiently along toward evening
to be helped on mv horse and go in
search of the regiment. I went across
to the field hospital, fust east of the
forts, and there such sights as I
never a«w on any other occasion, The
wound in I had been brought in from the
battle field bv thousands, and there,
under awnings aad trees, .were many
o|erating tables, with surgeons, their
sleeve* rolled up, bloody from head
to foot, plying their instruments
on the broken and torn and crushed
limbs of the unfortunate wounded I
saw big army wagons and six-mule
teamt loading up with the arms and
legs that had l»e#is cut off There is a
glor\ aliout )eiug a soldier, and seeing
danger and fighting, that never wore
off during our davs of hunger and
thirst and hard marc ha* and expostiros,
but tlm sort of thing tarings one down
to the dread, horribb* realities of war
quicker than anything else
**I next want past liattery Robhiet.
where I saw dead men lying thicker
than I ever aaw them on anv other
field, and on out the ('bewails road
The battle had been over some hours
and nearlv all th« wounded had by this
time been removed. I met an officer
coming from the front with his coat
off and his neekr tied up, and was told
it was olonei Mow er, afterward one
of our I Heat fighting corps commanders.
He had been shot acro»r the back of
the neck in the mormng. knocked
from hi^ horse and taken pri* I
oner When the enemy were
w hipped they wont away and left
him fr»e in their field hospital, and he
alerted afcot to find has command, I
went over toward the I'urdy road and
haw w hefte some of the hardest fighting
had been chine. On each *id© of a gen
tie ra une or hollow the dead lay in!
two long stiasght liuea, one blcte and
the tber butt«ruut. None of the dead
sceinod more than a few f»*et out of
line The lines looked like they were I
dressed up for pautde, aud it was aj
grim and ghastly one their last.
"1 found eglment returning to
the e.»rt»l, u that night we go! some
rest but still neither water nor feed
for the horses. The next
afcarted early after the retreating ene
my. went out the I'urdy road then
eroe.«-.*i over toward tha Chew aila road,
and aboot noon watered and fed our
horses, this was- on the 5th, and it
shown the endurance of a poor old cav
alry horse, when mine went throegh.
from the morning of the 3d to that time
Late in the evening we reached
Chew aila and camped for the night
Camping under such dreumntanees
meant getting some corn and fodder
for our horse* if we could, some cof
fee and fried pork for ourselves if we
©onId and then lying down in line in
the woods, with onr norses tied to our
anklet or w»«t». We had only got
rt&Wy fixed when we were or
tier to march again, and took the
10a 1 to Corinth. There had been a
da»n by the relel eavalrr on the
«»mp« to the south of (Jorinth, and we
were needed In that directkm. Onr
march, by moonlight wa- from Che
walls to Corinth, acroa* the ground i
that had been fonght over two days i
previously Hoon we oune to the
dead, most of *th«m atill unbtirted, aud
v- p«4«»ed hundreds of them, the gray
imd the blue we could not telf the
ftiffer*Mtt©t in the mtsmlight, and
»had«w They lay there stiff and
rk under the tree# and along the
fence row* in all kmds of places,
They had got through their fighting,
but *c. lirt'd and mire and hungry, S
and knowing nothing of the mor
raw, had to ride along on til onr time
should enffip and we should get i
©or "plantation down B«mth as
ised to call the graves. And the i
We u«i
atench1 Anyone
been upon
n 1
that hot country, never Hmnypla tlbat
part of it Before daylight we
through Corinth and out thr«n
soutliweat of the town,
tack 1MM! l»een made, ai
other- wa» feare«l at dsyli^t^' we
found notie of the enemv.
onea. The chaise ujion our camp had
been atade by a part of a regiment
of Mississippi home guards, partisan
rangers they callml thematdvea. and
the sick and convalescent in camp
and regimental hospitals our "home
guards.'' we used to call them w hen
we left them behind in camp rallied
and repulsed them. Among the kided*
was the major who commanded the
enemy, and the next morning we aaw
his grave by the side of the road with
his hand sticking out "so that hin
friends could shake hands when ihev
came to s«»e him," the !oya said,
heard of such thing* at other times
during the war. but that was the onlv
thing of the kind 1 ever witnessed, and
I suppose the boys had liberal allow
ances of hospital Isnsrbon or they
would not have doaa ao i&hutneu a
'e went acroaa tka conntry to the
west until we struck the road from
Chewaila to Hipley. and followesi this
after the retreating enemy to th«- lat
ter place, and there ended, on the *»th,
the last of our lighting and skirmish
teg in coanectioci with the feaMia «f
Ui« ttlvsa*.
iKf J. ft. PALMKK, 32l LULIXO^
4- HrV-
OH! the very
thought of having
to wade for two
mile* the Edisto
Hiver through
anah-ioe causes aa
a voluntary shml-
I am shiver­
ing now at the re
currence of the
lHtfo, brought ua faee to- faoe with this
formidable barrier. The crisp air, at
a temperature not attovv frw/ing and
the swot ton of the soldier teni|K)n/ol
to the situation aud mandate* of in*
riors made hi« jiosititm less envi-
An ordtnarv ad venture might
have been undertaken with little cuuu
meut, bat an undertaking lay te*
lore na which r^nired an unusual
amount of pluck and bracing up Tie?
fr**h«t wmmon U- that latitude had
cauMnl an overflow of all the at reams,
which spread out over the Ijottoms to
morning we the hills beyond, A detachment from
the pioneer corps the night Ixsfore had
explored the route the troops were to
take. They had ascertained also that
the deep, narrow stream could be
bridged sufficiently, by telling trees
each way from opposite bank, to war
.rant a safe (taasage.
The Seventeenth Oerpe, Army of the
Tenneauee, under (tea. F. P. Blair, had
captured Poeataligo, with its large
amount of supplies and heavy ortl
nauce. Though surrounded by s swamp
which had tiee'n deemed almost iin
etrable, by this time we had become
in nrfd. kv tht.peculiar
Our line of
marc Feb. Ml,
eraiug the quagmires of the anjiinas.
Kightv miles from the coast we
struck tlie se«»nd line of railroad run
ning north from Charleston, at a |sunt
on the Kdisto Kiver where the biwn ^f
Orangeburg is Iwated. It was a fore
gone conclusion, when this railroad
had fallen into the hands of the ane
my, that (Jharleston would neeea*arilr
have fo lie evacuated, also the Confed"
erates would l»e capturel Thougij,
Hood's army had sustained a crashing'
defeat in TenneH»e®. the Confederate
)\ernuient had put, a gosl deal of
energy into the defense of Charleston.
A diviKioi! of Confailerates, under
the command of Oeueral B. Palmer,
piaoei! here for the defense
of the place. Not with the view, how
ever, of
longer than to enable
the inhabitants of Charleston to re
move their effect# further into the in
terior, as the fate of tiu doomed «ifcy
had been sealed.
The divisions wader Ge»enti
P. P.
Blair had leen distributed along the
river at intervals By simultjaneou
movement thev forced the parage
the slushy stream. The Thirty second
Illinois was designated to effect a
crossing one and cue half miles aboe
the town alone, at point l»etwM.ui th«
divisions This divergence made the
undertaking appear more ha/4 rdoti* to
those directly concerned There was
no doubt as to the general results
of the movements, but some force, or
forces, would vigorously opposed on
the opposite shore. We were not more
mindful of this than the thought of be
ing in the freezing water for hour#, a
great portion of the time up to our
necks. We bore in mind Cromwell's
injunction. "Trust in Ood snd keep
your powder dry." We held oar car
tridge boxes aloft, sometimes poked
aponeur bayonets. Main- p» com
rade had t« be carried out of the water
who had been *«i/.eI with -rampH. No
wonder so many of our soldiers are vic
tims of disease eoatract«d while in the
wr\ tc«. mU4h# j,|jri i4
Ot I 'V./' i
a.„- .• v- rVl ,i/
-.vJBf 1^** i»eri«»»ce I once ha^
,A'" *T .ML M*A2X!STBB.
to sen'
ajtei »«»*«,
|%B ISf-l..,# tiiefc I* orld«MB
*ba» *«rr abewt a* Um
nmlti* at
si IrWssl sufe
Heated around the
clu*«. fuj fire in an old
fashioned farm house
e e a company of
friends, one winter «v#«
ing. engaged in the
lightfm a ^timeof ikilUm
i can t»U you a little
»»»y »een» iui redi-
V? r' ble to yem, but it ia
"Tell a. tell it," cried they all Ml
they drew thair dbairs nearer to ttM
"A few year® ago, when I wa» a xttt
dent. at ctdlege, 1 went during
•u^iou to visit an old schts»l-m
w o hud recently married the loveli
tori in the world. He was ver\ aiut*
iMUs I shtuild make them a visit aud ig#'
omue acquainted with her.
"When I arrived at hie kmna liVfei
one ftfteriusin he was absent, having
i on come business to a vdlairo a
w mile-, di tant but his wife ei]x-c«ed
him hon'.ethat night.
/The hour of'his return being unc«
taiit, ami being rather tired after thy
journev, I waft shown to my room atx«at
ten o'clock, but had no sooner closed
the door than I heart! a horse -oato
galloping up the graveled drive thai
led to the l»arn 1 imm^Hliaiely re*
turned to the Kitting rooao,
'1 am glad yon had aot retice^L
said the wife: 'Johawiii be aaudbos W
are von to night.'
"The darkness was so intense
had kept a lantern ready lighted all
the evening, and was now about to
start to the barn to meet her htubaai
when we heard something fall heavHy
on the kitchen fionr.
'Well, h» i* in a htirrv to-nig 111,
awl he ha» brought his saddle into tfe*
kitchen a.- usual for safe keeping,'
"Then opening the dtor, we tsdAi
out, gayly laughing in onr glad
patkm, but all waa
was no oue there.
'Wewere mistaken liehaan'tcoma
in yet. We will take the hcht and yo
out to meet him. Heizing the hgst
we both, hurried out into the dark nose.
"But all was quiet not a sou ad
eould we hear. The young wife lad
the way, saying, iie must l»e feeding
Hancho.' She walked around to the
stall It was empty. The horne we
ha«i heard oome galloping in the y*ll
was not there,
'John I John' Where are jwtf
cried the frightened young wifhw'
There was no answer.
nervous myself by thi* time bal
laughi at her fearn a» bast couli^
saying there wan a loom* l*ari mmw
where that th" wind was
"But ahe was not to beealmedeoeasi
ly she would not allow me to l^sre
her that night, and I don't think
could have left had I tried. We
all night, anxiously listening to every
sound but the one for w h:un
waited never returned to his haptt*
hoaae ngtiin
As »oon as daylight appeared, toa«ji»
i«tfy the amiotiH yourjg wife, around
some of the neighbors and started to
the village to nee what had cx curr^d
to detain mv friend.
*1. as well as she, waa now folly eofe
vinced that something aeriona aaA
hav- happened.
We hal r. ached a spot where the
road approached to the verv verge of a
precipice, when a terrible sight tuN
our «y»^ At the bottom lay the mag*
gled remains of a horse aud rider.
K«* mm in that group
do so.
silent thmm
,"V 4
What can it mean a&e
aa she tamed her white face tow
"I must confess I had begun to fed
«]ort ifljg'
"In the darkness the horse had ei$
dently mis«ed hi* footing, and both hd|
be«n daiihed to piecea on the racks b*»
"No words can descrilie the
the lereaved young wife,
e w e e e e
heard 1 ngot to say that first we
heard flic Ititinv of tlje mate to tike
horn«* that was killed, and which wit
in the liarn, and always re"ogni£edt|g
retto n of the other one in that way.
•Who is able to explain the
•ffony of
ia II
Midi way. ',
die mystery f*
wea 1^,
mt mm
In the hand* of some people the utft»
brella is a deadly w«aj»on. dajfc
just b«»fore nightfall, when auburbas
folk" rash houo' f:om .the city Ib
crowds, ait intelligent-looking yomq|
woman jtdued the throng headed for
the station. Her umbrella was opt*
in her hand, aud th® wav she handled
it straight war ^tracted notice on alt
•ide« Hon»ehow he managei to knodt
nearly e^ ciy umbrella she met from lie
owner's hand, until, having reached
the entrance steps »he suddenly clos«d
her own, much to the detriment of th*
bonnet of another lady who happened
to be at her ride "$he then itegajf
fumbling for her purie, holding t(«
umbrella in the meanwhile in the hang
she was moving, mi that the ferrule d+j
scrils an ai of about forty degreei||
Having found a dime, she marched tfe
the ticket office, and then, while slov|N*
lv gathering up her hange, stood with
tne umbrella tucked under her art*
and protruding across the passag«|y
thus obsti uctitig all movements ftg[
others. At last the ?tfkei-«as s-afe iB
her purse, and she passed on. Witlf
that umbrella still tucked under h«g
arm she walked leisurely along, whilp
a man behind bef dotlgetl the unsbre|».
la's ferrule as best he could. Bttdd«a||i
ly she stepped ou her dress and strrA
ped- -if «iii!w the umbrella jabbed
the man in the face- With a sweet "I
beg vour |ardon.* she shifted it aft
that it stuck out sideways and tripped
up a man who was harrying past he^
Finally, with u*' other mishap rhafe
oatchmg the handle of the umbrella if"—
a little girl's hair, the lady seated heg»
self in the car, the umbrella protriuh'
ing just ei'ioiigh to trip up fWjf'
wary man who passed her.

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