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CHAPEL :I1LL:L, N, C, 8 ArJ'IJ.l.I ) zV V, AIT G
Deep down beside the tangled sedo
'J'he meadow lark sin all the day.
And bursts at times from out the hedo"
The mimic chatter of the jay ;
Ami here and there a wandering note.
A-cricket's chirp,-comes sweet' and
MVhere dreamy mists of summer lloat
ri noon upon me grassy mere.
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Afar a way below the hill
1 see ilur noisy mill-wheel go,
"The smooth hro;ul hike above the mill.
The Hash'ot foam that rows below ;
And on the even shp.s that rise .
S gently . toward, the mountain's
brow, ,
The cattle wtch with sleepy eyes.
The lazy pl-iighboy at the phnvs -
My soul is sleeping, and its dreams
Ah! sad' and sweet that dreaming
thrills! ; . ; '
For there ari' -other vales and streams.
And otherllocks on other hills
The hills whereon i climbed to pull
The golden rods and weeds of Mav,
When all The world (was beautiful,
And all my life a summer day.
; C E. Brook in Harper's Mwjuzinc
lJY m. t. adkixs.
Backward, over the tide of inter-
v cuing years, comes to me to-night
the memory of the few quiet, happy
months I spent in thai neighborhood.
I was a mere youth then, and an in
valid, with few friends, and fewer of
this world's good things. A slow,
lincerinjj fever had taken hold.of me
early in the spring, and the wailing
November winds and rains found me
just able to walk the short distance
from my , boarding place to the
sehol -house.
How well do I remember the
first da' of the school. "Were you to
;uess liom now till the Centennial, 1
iloiil.t vmii beinir able to "uess the
uuiubei of students 1 had on that
nun mug Just liv.e, all told. Let's
see -i there .were Wilhui n, and Matt
- Yo'.i would ha c. smiled to see us
galhcHd, shivering and hoveling,
ar ui.d.the 6 d ruhty stove, in !ur
runaa:iing cmleavois to keep warm.
hd' liic H'i' if lean find scored
awav,' stiniewhere in the corner ot
in v incuiorv,
photograph of' oiir
House. i . j
Yes, here it is : Ihiilt of rough; un
hewn logs, with the snaccs filled
with clay ;. fourteen feet square ; two
loophole windows, guiltless of sash
or glass ; roof ol long clap-boards ; a
rickety door, and a puncheon tloor;
and vou have it ful size and true to
Heretofore the schools had always
been taught in the little cabin just so
lonT as the summer, and autumn
weather held good, and then stopped
when the cold weather come on;'
and so the 'patrons "of-the institution
had never felt the actual pinching
necessity ol any improvement or re
pairs. On the first evening,belb re dismiss
ing the boys, I drew up a subscrip
tion paper to raise funds' to buy sash,
"lass and a new stove, and sent word
to the parents that on Saturday next
we hoped toy see them out to help
"repair : our. house. 1 Tle result was
that the next week saw us with more
comfortable quarters, arid ; several
new scholars.. - i
Although years and 'years -of busy
life have passed since thciiI believe
I can remember the name of every
boy and girl and little child that
came to me in" that iittleMog-cabin
during that winter. There Sv as Frank
and- Campbell, and Ella, who came
oil the second Monday morning.
'.Ah, that Frank Vas a rre y
brimful and running over with , mis
chief, and yet a good heart withal:
quick, bright and intelligent, but al
ways in hot water over some misde
meanor. , ' ; ;
I musijay down my pen now and
laurli atan incident that occurred
with him one day. .
AVhile puzzling, over an example
for one. of my larger students, I hap
pened to glance up, , and thought I
detected Fiank at some of his old
pranks. - ; t
Frank will you come to me?','
He came.
u What were you doing to John ?'
No answer, file would not tell-a
story, ami therefore said nothing..
"What was he doing, John T' -.
" Please, sir, he stuck a pin n me,',
said John. : j
" lou mav take your seat I Under,
that table, sir, until I get. time to in
vestigate your case. " . . "
The urchin pretended to under
stand me to say .on instead of under.
I hadn't more than correcteci his
mistake until I was 6orry for it.
I have never seen anything; more
indescribably ludicrous than
apeish manner ; in which that
obeved my command. I
wanted to laugh so badly in all
l.fe. I can see him now peeping1 out,
monkey-like, from between the legs
of that table, and j making grimaces
at me when he thought I wasn't look
ing. I think I gave recess at east
fifteen minutes earlier than usual just
to get him out. . - j -.
Then I remember little Mary
Wallace came one day. She was
our smallest and
youngest scholar
and so timid that ! had to bribe
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at" first to say her lesson.
than .one paper or candy found its
way rqm my pocket into her chubby
hands for the first week or two of
her attendance- j 1
Ileicjhdio ! how vividly it all comes
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back to me to-night, as I sit aiid
dream and gaze at tho pictures in
the, coals. Hut space forbids me to
tell all the inciden
s that come crowd
ing up., '
AVhen our school bezan to draw
to its close, one of the larger boys,
one day, asked me if I knew they
were going to bar me out on the
last day. ' ''' ' . : ' i -
"All the so olars gather in early
and bar up the door with' lijches
and, things, and rjjfuse to let jyiu in
until you treat them.'M 1
kTreht them' with what ?" .
'Oh, dpples, candy or something
that young folks like."
"And what if I refuse
"Ihenthi-y catch you, and
theVAvill duck you in the creek, if
you don't ,tf eat."
"And will they ?" f '
"I don't knowy that denends on
how well they like you out at
rate, thev'll have some fun." . !
'I had often heard': of these country
ban imr-out '-frolics, but had ucvei
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seen one. ;
As the end dre w nearer, I licard
eh an ee remarks dioiiedr now and
1 if
then by the smaller Urchins, not in
tended for my ear, however, hich
convinced me that they were-Rooking
forward to some rare: fun op the
last day. During the last week I
noticed that he old games. Were
abandoned and the boys spent all
tijeir1 playtime iii mysterious consul
tation and meetings in which some
wchihty matter was evidently
cussed. ' -,.' . "" : ,
Ai)parently I paid, no - heed to
these proceedings, but. all the
was revolving some! scheme to
wit the young rogues.
At last I fell upon a plan ; anjl ris
ing very early before dayr in ; fact
on the morning of the last ;j day,
piocecded to put it in execution ;
I had acquainted my lanlady jwith
my plans, and v she hadUgreed, to
give me an early breakfast. Ilasten-
ina to the school-house, I found the
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coast clear. : -i -1 . '-. -';j-;i"
' The ceiling or loft of the house
was made of loose planks laid pon
rude joist. With a little trouble I
succeeded in sipping: oue, of these
planks until an o)ening was ; made
through which I could climb. Clam
beririg through, I slipped the plank
back to its former place ' and then
ensconced myself in the most com
fortable part of the dusty garre
await deelopments-. It was!
lon until they began to arrive
First came three or four stoutz
boys, with silent and stealthy tread,
who took possession of the 'old house
kindled a. roaring fire, and barrel
up the door with all the benches.
N ext came a h a 1 f d ozen sm a Her
boys, with shout and halio, and .who,
when they discovered the door u a-;
barred, set up such a yell as only
school-boys can get off. T ,
. ''Shut up that noise !" shouted they
from the insidey as they unbarred
the door for their admission.
Next came a lot if girls ; then
more buys, and then a troop of
smaller urchins. I . .
Each arrival was ahnounced from
the outside bv a shout, which' was
answered from within in a manner
that seemed almost to lilt the roof
from above me.
'Now boys, be quite," one of the
leaders would say, tkttcll be here
directly, and we .want to see what
he'll do when he "finds the door slTut
and barred."
"Whoop ! Won't . it be fun,
though ?" the smaller fry would
respond. "Won't it be fun to souse
liim in' that deep h!e , out in the
creek, if he don't shel l out the' apples?
Whoopee!" -
"llut'pose'ii we don't catch him V '
another would say. "He's got awful
long legs and I bplieve he cm run
liVe a deer." V ; '
"Boys, I tell you, .you 'must hush."
Then, after; a temporary lull, it
would break out again.
"S'pose'n he don't conic?" - '
"Oli, he'll come, never you fear."
; "What if he gits mad arid fights ?"
. VWhat if he vpn't treat ?"
"What if he shoots?"
, "What if he's hid up the chim
ney ?" ; . '
"What if he's V ji v
' Hut this last "what if" was
drrrTviTcd - by--a -geTreral ht n t; - of
"heie he comes," as a horseman
dashed up to the door and-dismounted.
; "llurrdh, bpys,Jie's a ridih1 !"
Hut it" -was a flse alarm, of course.;
It was Tim Galloway, a young man
of the neighborhood who did not at
tend the school. J i ; -!.
"Did you see him, Tim, as you
eainc past Hopper's ?" -
"No!" answered Tim from with
out, "butopen the door, can't you,
and let a feller' help you in .your
fun?" ... ' ; - - I : ' '-';.
Some one was about to unbar the
door when some one else inter-
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posed. I !'.:' J . .
"Hold on, Tim, aiid let us know
how vou standi before yoii come in
here. How do we know but what
you're against us :" j j
"Nonsense! Open the door !" an
swered Tim. ! . ' " ; .
After much demur, he was finally
admitted. Then the young babel
was set up' again, and grew, if pos
sible, worse than before. Peeping
down through the cracks,. I could
scarcely refrain from laughing out
right at the young rogues' antics.
Some were pushing against the door
to guard against any sudden attack
from -that quarter others were
peeping out at the! windows and
cracks, while a few of the older ones
were; engaged in love-making in the
corner. ;
"I tell you what it is," said one
larger boy, who had evidently grown
tired with waiting, "I don't believe
that teacher's, coming here, to-day-hush
! what's that?" )
: "I had moved slightly, and the
loose planks creaking attracted their
attention. , " I
"Good gracious!'' shoute.d one,
"whaiif he is up in that loft .
!. At this, such a yelling and scream
ing was set up as never before
greeted mortal ears. ;
The planks upon w hich I rested
creaked again as I rose to my feet,
and as the noise below somewhat
subsided, I shook the floor as though
an earthquake passed by, and ended
by tearing up the planks and jump
ing down, into, their very midst.
Pulling down their ; bolts undbars.
IfST 407 1878.
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they -; rushed, amid : screams and
howls, into ' the yard, and in the
shortest conceivable space., tile room
was clpared of every one, except a
few of the larger girls. ; - : :
I .at once called "books," and
alter they had fled sheepishly in and
taken their seats, lessons proceeded
as though ' nothing had happened.
But, of course, learning lessons for
that day ws s out of the question. A
few of the older ones made a jre
teiise of workiiig-'a few examples, or
parsing,.A sli-ay sentence ; but; the
little ones sat in stupified and won
dering silence. . 1 p
At rceess I purposely went out of
the house to give them an opportu
nity of rejeating their experinienL
No sooner was .1 out, than the old
rickety door was clapped loi aid
barred fast. "
My demands fo r admission were
answeredby hoots and yells.' -1
4iLet me in, you young rascals V
"You're pretty good -looking but
you can't come in ! ' they answered;
"Let me in I II break down tlie
door if you do not." ,
"Will7 you treat?" ' ,
"Yes." ; .'").' " '' ; :
"What on ?" .
"A good dot?e of birch, you young
rebels !" ' ' i .
"You can't come in unless you'll
treat on two bushels of apples," they
answered from the inside. ':
"111 see about that, : my young
gentlemen !"; and climbing to 'the
low. roof, it was but the .work of a
moment to pull off a few of the old
boaids, and jlecend again through
the loose ahd rattling boards of the
loft. :- :.::;. .;; . v;
As soon as they detectbd my plaii
of attack, they at once set; up a howl,
and again abdndonTlh roftret,7
'Ohjsthe '.rare, keen fun of that day !
How lhoses wild, rollicking boys en
joyed it ! How those little tow
headed urchins shouted, and scream
ed, and rolled. oyer and over in their
delight! " ' j; ..''. ' ' 0
But the boys cou d riot find it in
their hearts to put - me in the creek.
I made long arguments to them on
the subject of gratitude to teachers;
obedience to authority,- and kindred
subjects, but was' always answered
by uproariousdemands for apples.
But at last, when I flatly refused,
and declared the day's sport over,
they settled down (iirto soberness
and quiet. e But the keen disappoint
ment on fhe young faces was enough
te have changed j my mind, aside
from the. fact -'that Kt already had
engaged three bushels of a neighbor's
best "cranks" and Himbertwigs" ex
pressly for this occasion.
. Calling, therii all in, I sent t wo; of
the larger boys after the fruit, and
when --it came ' .had it distriouted im
partially among them 1
By this time the winter sun- was
sinking adown the western ,sky, and
bo,' after a short recess, I called them
all Jii agaiiu made them a little, fare
well talk, told them to be good boys
arid girls, told theni of the possibili.
ties of tho future, and then we went
our several ways out ihto.thc bus'
bustling world, never, 'perhaps, all
to ineet again in the iittle log school
house at Brushscreek.
IlELiiXA, Montana, j ' July . 29.--
Lieut. Wallace overtook the Indians
who committed the recentf murdes
at the mouth of Bear and Hock creeks,
on the north ..fork of U the Clear
Water; oh Sunday, July r 2l, killing
six' anfd wounding three. Amoiiig
the killed was Tabador, their chief
They also killed twenty-three head
of stock belonging to j the Indians
and captured thirty-one. The In
dians consisted. f seventeen bucks
and two squaws. Lieut.' WallaceV
party nuniberd thirteen soldiers and
two citizens. No causalties occurred;
on our side, excepting the 1 wound
inor 'of tWO horses; ' The fisht lasted
two; hours. .
The WEEKLY. LEDGKR U fuf iislMl
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vj MiiKcriuers ,au one noiiar aiuruliv
cents per copy per annum, mvririablv
j in advance. .
Six months, one dollar. "
Eleven copied, one year, fifteen
Twenty-two eopie.J one year
oil a is.
i dollars.
Address '.ill onlers to TheH
LEIXiEK."' Chape Hill, X.C.J
; A telegram from CambridgeJohio,
to a Westeni pajier tells this story : ; I
"This city wa.s .greatly surprised by
fie presence ot Williau) J. Jaincj-J
whose' absence of. nine yearal pro
dnepd the general belief t hat he wa$i
H'.T . : Ifn ni Inm-i.n lll
moiit county; and .liail a wiicj 'and
child. Being a carpenter,' lie left
niviu u Acoij to woik m inc jH.ast;
Sliortly jifter arrivinij there hil uncle
employed hiiriToti a nine nionihR
cruise to go
his wife $00
to Calcutta. He sent
and' informed her .of
this fact.-, Slje had one other fetter
from him. In mid ocean the vessel wa
wrecked off the coast of Africa, aud;
he, hisv nuclei and four other
landed on shore, but were soon
tured by cahmbals. They-
imrched 600 miles to the intWibr.
and one kept, by each of the tribes
ascuriosities. .lie was divostctl of
clothing when on exhibition, anvis
itois came;hundrfUs of miles to seo
him. He was kept liy thdkng'
authority, anuj was pet of the tiibe.
One , year ngo he ' made his escape
"and found his way .-to Capetown and
reached San Ipnciscoi three! weeki
ago. He cainc to his friends in Cald-
wiill and learned for the first tinicof
his wifds marriage three year after -his
absence. This was sad news to
hjm. i He came to Cainbidge3Ion
day and. learr ed her whereabout?.
He projioscs to; fcave the queigtion
to her with whom she will live. Ilo
1 o ves h is w ife and child.
One of the most skilful experts in
America, writep a Washington , cor
respondent, is X F; Tandy coin ex
aminer at the treasury to wnom I
am indebtedjfejr much valuable intor-
able gift of discerning the
fraud in specie, and yet hecan hardly . .
tell how it is done. If a countoffeit
piece be couciaIed in a heap of
money, he will jiletcct it 'blindfolded.
All that is required is to rntf his
fingers throughjthe. mass, and- in a '
few moments kvryjone is tested.
This is the result of that remarkable
power of touch7 which is only perfec
ted by iopg practice. Sjch a man
is of immense yplue in a placet liko
the Trcasury.jCom n this institu
tiohis handled in large suras, and '
is wheeled on trucks like other mer-
cliandise, but in weighing a bagtho
loss of
a ' single piece would
The Treasury is floored
with raarbie tile, but these would
soon be destroy ed by the heavy
trucks that l oll' through the specie
department, loir thisT reason the
strongest wooden floor is used, be
ing inadc of maple! strips set edge
wise'and fastened in tlie most secure
manner. E1en such, a boltoni is
nohetoo solid for the' incessant trit-
uration of
wheels and heavy
II isj first
the courage
of the soldicii
the battle that
them. When
Many think before '
nolhrhg can frighten
it ' begins they 'arc'
and. disgaace: them-
selves by cowardice.
Col. Chester,
commanded a
of Connecticut,
company of hi3
Hill, used to' tel
townsmen at Bunker
a good story of two
of his soldiers
and powerful a j)ale
fifMirC1, said to
in thAt battle. A' large
an, standing by tho '
fated ybtith of slender .
us comrade : ' -. , !
vMan, you
li I lmltiir' frtllrft Vwn.
fore the fiqht begins, : you will faint-
away when the bulletH begin to
whiz around your jiead." .
The pale strinling replied : yf
"I don't know but I shal', as I
never henrd otic ; but VI will stay
and see."
He did stay and was seen by Col.
Chester during.
the liattle.. calm and
firm, Joading and firing with great
coolness. . But the burly giant by.
his side was missing and at the re
treat was found alive and unharmed,
secreteu Oeneaill a iinywy,..
ful words and lihoral courage to face.
any danger seldom go together. -, ,
I sligfAlX v A :
Chapel Hill, N. C.
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