North Carolina Newspapers

    NO. 15.
VOL. IV.
1.4
LOTJISBURG, GiFBIDAFEBEUARY 5, 1875.
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Bent at I At nt.
No more beneath Life's dailf crowi
To Lend with f altering utepn and alow
No more in all tbe heart demres
The LittomeHH of loss to know ;
No more to force a careless nurtli .
.YMle Btragglisg with the tear repressed ;
No more to toil with fainting strength,
Bat Boftly, calmly, laid to rent ! ;
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"Wounded no more by cruel tongues, i "
No more perplexed by honest doubt ;
No more diMheartenod by defeat '
' Where life's beet efforts were poured out j
No more through endless seeming night,
Waking and prayerleas to repine !
Untroobled now J j Adep repose,
. Perfect and long dofired, is thine !'.,.
Tin: COUXTRY HOTEL,.
James Rodney "was bo handsome I He
had fair, fresh complexion, straight fea
tures, flaxen hair, and haughty expres
sion t lie was the young and prosperous
proprietor of a country hotel, where Miss
Emily Wilbur yent to recruit her health.
Emily was -a spoiled child,! a petted
boauty, an heiress, a confirmed coquette,
and twenty years old, though her slight
figure, - and. small, childish features,
made her look little more than sixteen j
Emily's principal cause of suffering
arose from her dark blue eyes, which
threatened serious results to the vision.'
Removed from the fashionable life she
had led from childhood, no acquaintances
iu the place, no one to admire her, no
one to flirt with ; not -allowed to .read,
write, sew, or use her eyes in any way ;
-no one to walk with save the ancient
aunt, who was guide, philosopher, friend,
and duenna.- nobr little Emily found
time hanging heavily on her hands.
" Sho wearied of the rolling hours," as
Tennyson hath it ; or, as she less ele
gantly expressed it, she was "regularly
lored to death." She. couldn't sing and
play all day long, nor walk- from morn
ing till night ; and she couldn't endure
Aunt Charlotte's elocutionary efforts to
entertain her. I -
One day they. were sitting on the bal
cony, the aunTporing over a dreary
book, little Emily yawning wearily in re
sponse, when all of a sudden a trim
; equipage dashed up to the door, and
James Rodney sprang to the ground.
He looked up. '.as Emily looked down,
took off -his hat, and bowed gracefully
but coldly. IUiss Wilbur aid the same,
disdainfully. She was haughty and su
percilious to him, because, .mentally as
well ps actually, she looked down upon
him. . ' r
Ami yet why should I?" she inquir
ed,; aloud, in reply to her own train of
' thought. .
" Why should you what, dear f',' said
z the mild aunt. '
Emily blushed,- and bit her lip, in con
fusion at her inadvertence
"Nothing, auntie," she laughed,
reply ; " I was only thinking." , .
" Aloud? That's, a very bad sign.
I'm afraitt you're much worse, child.
Hadn't you better take that last new
medicine a little of tener ?"
"He is certainly very handsome,"
continued Emily, musing.
"Who? Doctor Wellache? I can't
say I agree with you, dear, unless it was
a long time ago certainly years before
he took to wearing that coffee-colored
I ? ...
" Coffee-colored wig!" echoed Emily,
and laughed out long and merrily.
"Mr. Rodney, who had been busying
himself about the horses all this time,
caught the silver-toned sound, and
looked up again, frowning deeply, saying
to him3olf, She is laughing at me-at
my country ways, no doubt. Still, she
ney,
in
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might be more polite than to laugh be
fore my very: face.. How impertinent
three fine young Ladies from ( town are !
Thank heaven, I'm heart-whole; but if
ever I should' marry, it shall be some un
affected country lass, 7with none of your
town airs and graces, y
And, so thinking, Mr. Rodney disap
peared under the balcony, and was soon
lost in his multifarious duties of land
lord. Still, he had time occasionally to
think of Miss Wilbur; and, wheneyer he
did so, he got into a very bad humor,
and slapped down whatever he happened
to have in his hand with some muttered
derogatory remar,'jn that' young lady,
' who never before had looked on mortal
man but to cliarm his eyes and enslav
his heart. I
After his exit, Miss Emily sat on the
balcony, cogitating thus: r .
"He is very handsome ! It would
help to pass the time. He's just as much
of a gentleman in .his manners as many a
fojrfnnnnUlA cTandee. Besides. I can cut
him whenever I choose, just as that gen
tleman dijd when somebody claimed ac
. quaintance with him on the score of hav
ing net him at Bath. Ah, true !' re
plied thcji gentleman; andIshould.be
very happy to meet you again at Bath!'
I can do the same to Mrv James Rodney,
and I'd like to serve him out for taking
ns mnrfl notiv of me than if I were
not" .
A beautv. she meant; for flattered
little Emily was accustomed to have
nffr Vipr in the street, and
r, .
start with pleasant surprise , when they
first saw her. And to have been weeks
in the 'same house with a young and
handsome man without his falling hope
lessly in love with her, nor even to have
tacitly, expressed his acknowledgment of
her charms by admiring glances, cut her
tolthe quick. She worked keraelf into
a passion. -
4 The man's a fool 1 a boor 1 ft coun
try clown, for ! all he looks bo distin
guished ! I do believe he hasn't the
sense to know when he 4 crazes on beauty's
brow,' He don't know nougrH to-look
upon a pretty woman when he sees her,
and I have a great mind to " .
; .Well, whatever were the result of those
cogitations, to tell the plain, unvarnished
truth about Mias Wilbur, she resolutely
threw herself in1 his way, and persistent
ly made herself agreeable to him, oh
thought him very intelligent, "for a
country landlord," and superbly hand
some.- But why was it he seemed to
stand proof against. her various fascina
tions when.so many of his betters had
succumbed ? She was determined that
he should give uphis heart, and then 6he
would have her revenge. Revenge for
what ? Why, that he had not fallen,
pierced by the 'arrows of the merciless
little Cupid who perched himself on
pretty Emily's1 ivory; shoulder, and
launched his cruel arrows in every di
rection.
James Rodney was one of those to
whom the old proverb of ' still waters
running deep" would well, apply. He
had far greater perceptive faculties and
strength of character than Miss Wilbur
dreamed of. She readily mistook his
silence for impenetrable stupidity,
whereas he had fathomed her transparen
little plots to come across .him, and had
as resolutely made up his mind to appar
ently resist her blandishments as she had
that he should feel her power.
At the same time, he had fallen in love
with her almost as first sight, and the
struggle was hard to keep to himself
under the fire of ker bright and laugh
ing eyes. He met her with unappre-
ciative coldness, her. playful badinage
with indifference, her . gayety with si
lence, and her soft, appealing glances
with unanswering stolidity. '
These were tactics little Emily had
never before encountered, and they
wrought her up to fever pitch. Vexed,
irritated, annoyed, her vanity wounded,
she thought of little else than how to
circumvent him. j She dreamed of his
straight nose by night, and of his flaxen
hair by day, and thought with delight
of his delicate, aristocratic mustache :
tlien questioned herself as to the possi
bility of enduring love iu a country
lytel, away from town and her grand
friends, who would, no doubt, cut her
as she had originally intended to cut
Jitmes Rodney. So greatly had her ideas
changed since she first began to swing
refund the. magic circle of flirtation, that
she fired up at the thought of. any one
edged tool, and not seldom cuts both
ways; and by little Emily's imaginings
it! will be seen that she had been playing
with fire and had signed her heart.
The truth is, she was now as infatu
ated as James Rodney himself, only our
town belle had . not the self-restraint of
our country landlord, nor his cool, self-
denying resolution.
By the time the autumn had come
" her soft eyes, her low replies," un
consciously to herself had revealed to
him the state of her feelings ; still, re
membering her original disdain, he ob
stinately refused to see her sufferings,
or to confess himself in ' love with the
metropolitan heiress, j Moreover, it
amused him to reverse the usual order
of things, and to compel her to do the
wooing. She was almost crazed with
doubt by this time.
As the guests began to leave, Rodney
had more leisure, which he graciously
devoted to Miss Wilbur, which she more
Graciously accepted, and the aunt most
graciously permitted, reasoning, as her
niece had done that it did not matter
who they went about with in a country
village, where no one knew them. Be
sides, they could drop him: whenever
they liked, and it would be so dull with
out him rho was 60 pleasant, so kind
what could they do without his thought
ful attentions ? Above al, he never pre
sumed on the acquaintance ; so .what
harm could come of it ? 7
i None did, until one day they went
fishing. Aunt Charlotte had a headache
and could not go, for which ehe never
forgave herself for years after. ! She
did not think that a climax must come
to everything, and it would . have come
some other time to our lovers when she
was absent.
Emily had, perhaps, never heard fish
ing described as " a bait at one end) of
the rod, and a fool at the other." Sit
ting there, on the green banks of the
river-side, lis'tening to the murmuring
of the stream with the waving boughs
of the autumnal trees overhead, and that
dear, pensive Rodney beside her, all her
" fancies turned to thoughts of love."
At last, the enamored couple, each
fighdng against .the heart, got on that
most dangerous subject, love ! Rodney,
out of sheer fun and obstinate pursuance
of his plan, in contradistinction of and
in direct opposition to hers, determined
to make her feel herself hopelessly en
tangled in the net she kad spread ior
him. He declared deceitful pale-face 1
that he had never been in love.
" Never ?" reiterated Emily, looking
down. I
" Never !" emphatically repeated Rod
ney, enjoying her disappointment.
"You have !" rejoined little Emily,
suddenly determining to carry the war
right into the enemy's country.
"I have not" v
i No contradictions or untruths.
You not only have been in love, but are
now."
V I'm not."
"You are 1"
"With whom t
"With me 1"
This was a flash of triumph, as if she
had surprised his secret, and nothing
was left for he vanquished foe but to
throw down his arms and beg forgiveness
of the victor. Instead of which, James
Rodney looked steadfastly into her flush
ing face with a' cold, sarcastic smile, and
said, deliberately, "I have allowed you
to think so, Miss Wilbur, but it is time
to undeceive you. You thought to break
a country heart for pastime ere you went
to town. But you failed completely,
ard the country heart ' not only openly
rebukes you for your unhallowed spirit
of coquetry, but turns the laugh on you.
little Emily rose up, flaming with
mortification, and indignation. Exposed
found out trapped played with to
be laughed at a town belle by a country'
gawk ! And she had loved the fellow,
too, that was the worst of it She arose,
trerjobfesf-with anger, and burning with
the ignominy of. defeat.
Rodney sat stilL quietly sneering out-
wardly, but inwardly rejoicing that he
Unfortunate Xerks,
The office of the Chief of the Bureau
of Engraving and Printing at Washing
ton, was earnestly and vigoremsly be
sieged by a number of the discharged
female employees, the morning after the
wholesale discharge of the clerks. They
were importunate to a degree that was
distressing to the messengers who were
obliged under their directions to refuse
them admittance into the sanctum of the
chief, notwithstanding the fact that
many told stories of suffering that were
really touching. One of them, a well
preserved matron, tpld how needful her
salary, was to her and her children.
The messenerer said. " Madam I am
x,
sorry that I cannot listen to you, but I
really must attend to the wants of the
others who are here." j . V
" Oh, ski" said she (turning to a rep-
wardly, but inwardly rejoicing inat ne reaentative of the who va3waiting
thus had power to move the haughty to chief) "can't you do some
bcaaty. At last she found voice enough to . tnrma T ftm wnman . von are
Recall your
say. Laujrh at me ! You J
words, or IU throw myself into- the river
before your mocking face I ,
" Oh, no you won't," answered Rod
with a light laugh. ' It s safe
enough to threaten when yon know I'm
near enough to pull you out. id nave to
do that much for common politeness, but
mind you, not for love's sake. You're
afraid to throw yourself in afraid of
drowning."
. "Ami?"
" Yes, I think so indeed I feel cer
tain that you are.? ' -
"I'm not afraid." .
"You are,",';: ; t
" You'll see, monster !"
With that, poor jaded little Emily,
half distracted, suddenly ran to the
bridge, a few steps distant. As she
reached the middle of it, she cast a be
seeching look at Rodney, as if imploring
him to relent and take back his cruel
words before it was too late
up at her with a smile of doubt, and
coolly threw his line far out into , the
stream. Maddened by his indifference,
Emily leaped forward over the bridge,
and fell into the "river exactly where his
fish-hook was. It got entangled , in her
dreSs, and dragged the rpd out of his
hand. Rodney, with one bound, plunged
into the river, and soon brought to shore
the dripping girl, Tod, and line, and
hook, and all. His next 'manly move
ment was to take her in his arms, kiss
. her, and wildly implore her forgiveness,
while' he carried her back to the hotel,
where her aunt screamed madly that
XAj A. .4H llll JU1VW amxa .
bring that last new medicine !"
- Emily lingered a long time, on a sick
bed; but never was there suh a heart
broken, penitent lover as poor Rodney.
At last he made his - peace, for they had
both suffered too much of a shock and a
fright to te"ase each other any more, or
to trifle with their hearts.
When the invalid crrew convalescent.
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Rodney obtained herx father's consent to
their marriage by intimating that, though
it would be unpleasant, it was still possi
ble to do without his benediction. Years
after, the " obdurate father" lost his
wealth, and our country landlord be
came one of I the'greatest hotel proprie
tors in England; then, and not before,
did he become reconciled to little Em
ily's choice. "' '
"Better late than never." tritely re
marked Rodney, who also occasionally
facetiously remarks that it does not fall
to the lot of every man to - catch a wife
when he goes fishing. ; ;
thing for me. I am a woman ; you are
a Tnun and can talk to that doorkeeper
better than I can. Oh I if you knew
my troubles ; how my little ones suf
fered when I was out of this situation,
and how I had to deprive them of little
luxuries they so enjoyed when I was in,
you would not refuse to try to get me in.
Ask him, sir, for God's sake, to let me
in. It is bread and life for me,"
Another one a young woman held
her breath almost' with anxiety when
she asked the messenger to let her in
and when she, like most of the rest, was
rpfnoA fintronco ' she took from her
pocket a letter and asked the . man to
read it. He replied, . with kindness,
"My dear X cannot do so; I haven't
the time." " Then the young lady xead it
aloud to the bystanders, and it con
veyed a story of suffering and privation
that shamed the hearts of our legislators.
She had to support her mother and two
K ins cruei . . . . -. t,
tt i a orphan ohildren of her sister. All save
Me glanced t,iwtoo tw1 fh th ftfft tw
month she had received, and the hard
work she had performed after the day's
labor at the treasury, she had kept them
comfortably. But how could, she save
mnoh -with the load she had upon her ?
She had but littleleft, and soon it would
all be gone. Her soul "was brave and
willing, but there was no work upon
I which to feed its willingness, and cour
age. She was sDon broken in spirit, and
craved pitifully the aid of all about her.
She was soon afterwards made glad by
the successful efforts of a Virginia Con
gressman who appeared with her card of
restoration in his hand and she went on
with a glad heart, and was followed with
the sympathy of all who heard her story.
Jn the Cfwtrf rew Xerrf.
A writer, describing a visit to the des
ert of Chartreuse, says: It is in this
desert where the plants and herbs are
found with which the . celebrated Char
treuse elixirs and liquors are made. The
elixirs are known chiefly for their medi
cinal qualities; but the Chartreuse li
quor has a place on every gourmets
table. Formerly both the elixirs and
liquors used to be made in the convent
itself, but now they are made at the foot
of the hill, as the noise of the machinery,
etci was supposed to distract the broth-
era and fathers in their devotions. The
convent is visited three times a day.
Each cell is divided into four partitions
one for sleeping, one for praying, one
for working, and one for recreation, in
the working cell" the brothers amuse
themselves at tiirning, etc, and they
make several very pretty trinkets, which
are sold for the benent ol tne poor, in
the recreation partition they have some
times a little garden, where they plant a
few seeds, which rarely come to life;
but when they do, and the brother be-
crins to take a pleasure , in the sight of
his work, then, for fear that his thoughts
should bo directed too much to tne
things of this earth, he ia made to change
his cell, in . order to remind him I that
nothing below , can evermore belong to
him. . . . k
But the whole life of these men is a
loner abnegation "of self. What, how
ever, they feel nioet at first is, they say,
having to rise from their slumbers in the
dead of the night, and having to sing in
their loudest voice for three whole hours;
after this they are allowed to rest till six
o'clock ! They eat alone like prisoners,
their splendid dining room being used
only on rare festivals, when all the com
munity dine together, but in deep si
1 lehce. Once a month they walk in the
desert, when they climb the surrounding
rocks and search for the herbs that make
their elixirs and liquors; but even then
thev do not talk together. Some of the
greatest names in Franae are here rep
resented; and it is said that these men,
who were once accustomed to every
luxury that money could buyTare happier
and healthier here than they were in the
world of fashion and pleasure. The or
der, in spite of the taxes and vexations
which have been levied on it since the
Revolution, is remarkably rich. Its
chief income, however, is derived from
the " sale of ithe . Chartreuse liquors,
which, after being deposited and packed
at Voiron, are exported into every coun
try of the world. ' i
writ
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JW JIf Jf right m Orrr 400
and m th Dmp.
,e siery oriieutenant-Colonel Long,
ux American in the Egyptian service,
and U fight which wan for him an
e&gleAs thus told: Lieu tenant-Colonel
Long begins hia lepoit to General Gor
don 'ol theaSair at Mrooli, dated at
Foweira, September 3, 1S74, by roying
that on the morning I the liia ox
An ens! he acconHlihed tlw navigation
of the Nile from Urondogani to Uganda
(a navigation made fortthe first time).
and that he has "discovered an immense
basin a lake the true source of the
Nile (0, 'which delayed him and also prot
lohged his route." I will give you the
substance of his report of ' " t affaire a
M'roolL" - -. ' k
At the debouching of this hitherto un
traveled river, and near the mouth of the
river Eafon, and near M'rooli, he ex
pected to be. met by the M'tongolis
(sheiks), who were ordered by King
nrtM&to brine him supplies. Hispro-
ras to go on ine roau ana umbo r . ; " , , . , .
In my thieving I was very lucky, on were nearly exhausted being re
J j j 1 - , rv.A VilvmmmM nf farina and
Tike JESTecta Dime Xrel.
A gang of young burg?ara and thieves
has just been discovered La Philadelphia,
one of the gang, ft boy named Webster,
having been captured at ft pawnbroker's
shop. The little rascals had two dens
where they slept and reveled over the
proceeds of their booty. The following
confession of Webster shows where they
learned the lessons that have ended m
such unwholesome results :
I am fifteen years old, and ran away
from home ten weeks ago. I had read
Claude Duval, Pick. Turpin and other
books of that land, and made up-my
mind to be a highwayman. As soon aa
I left Lome- I took up quarters in a
thieves' den in Bedford street. Had
read a good deal about lassoing in Mex
ico, and I got a rope and made it into
the shape of ft lasso.
I then put up ft stake in the back yard
and began to practice with the rope.
very soon became an expert, and could
!as3c the stake three times out of every
five. My idea, as soon as I became per
feet, was to tro on the road and lasso
men.
I made $200 a week, I wanted to buy a
horse that could run and jump and lay
over anvthincr on the road., I know a
young girl I won't tell her other name,
but her first name is Fannie she is as old
as I nm, fifteen years. She and I were
to be married next week ; but I've been
pulled now, and I suppose all that little
- business is bursted up. I have been by-
ing witli a man named r ay. x ouneen
other fellows just like me lived Vith
Fay, too. Fay is a rich man, and owns
a big place in Camden. Fay charged
mo and all the other fellows fifteen cents
a night. We 1 all used to take what we
KtnlA to his nlace. He'd never let us
sleep with our clothes on ; we all turned
in naked. When business was dull, all
Fay would give us to eat was a bucket
ful of old crusts. . scraps, etc., which he
would throw into an old box, and leave,
us alone to our picking. You see I could
change my appearance mighty quick.
This shirt of mine has ' tliree frontvr-a
white one, a blue one, and a red one. I
can change my hat, and coat, and slnrt
front as onick as liehtnincr. 11 1 could
have raised enough to get a horse, I
could have gone out along the country
roads that run into town ; could have
lassoed plenty of people, and got lots of
"swag.". I'm most bothered because
Fannie and me can't get married next
week.
LOXfTS BATTLE.
Ulutt Might Hare Been.
" What misrht have been" is told in
the following account of a thrilling oc
currence on the line of the Marquette,
Houghton and Ontonagon railroad, in
the copper mining region, at the head of
Lake Superior :
But the principal reason for my writ-
ing was to tell you wnat nappened 10
the
A lOHt-Oflice Romance.
Mi. John H. Hallett, one of the oldest
public servants in the New York post
office, remembers that in 1835 a young
woman used to call every week for a let
ter addressed " Miss Mary H. Russell,
post-office." The regularity of hervisits,
and her apparent unwillingness to give
any account of herself; elicited much
curiosity among the clerks, but their in
nnisitiveness was never irratified. Years
passed away and gray hairs appeared on j speeds enough
Central,1 you remember).: He was push- tne woman s neau, out,
ing one of our big snow plows over the calls as regularly as ever, and the ex
road with a sixty-ton engine, such ai" we pected letter was always waiting for her.
have to use here on account ' of heavy Nearly ten years have elapsed since her
grades, and had just started down a very last visit, but the letters still come ad
long and heavy grade near "Mich- dressed to her name, although the inter
iiramee." You know how they liave to vaU between them are longer than in the
ttt n t t. i i x Ki 1 oin rime. inese leLLvn uavc ui wuidu
J f -TJXXy V VXJJLX AXClfV J
run. wen, jonn naa rasi iei ueruuuur r . " . , .1 J : . . . . A
what she was worth, when,' on turning a been opened, but they contain no cine u there is nothing remariuiDie o per-
. . - v. iAiv ifVior tliA writer or the ..nnoa nf Ttrd RiiTnm fi mnle. When
All About Mules.
Nellie, a mule owned by Lord Gifford
in England, a few weeks ago fell ia can
tering across the field and broke her
neck This fact would not be worthy of
comment had not thehybrid had a . his
tory. Nellie was a hunting mule.
"Standing over "fifteen hands, gentle,
untiring, and with ft good mouth a
rarity in a mule there were few runs fn
which she was out she did not see the
end of; no fences too cramp or big for
her.'" It is seldom that a mule has
to keep up with the
hounds, therefore Nelliawaaan exception
among hybrids. .We art told, says ltrft
Field
favorite in the parish, and that as no
fence could keep her, she was allowed to
crop where she pleased. She had reached
on ovnnMvi aire when she met he
tti Vi-c avndent. To a Southern m
duced to three kflogTammes of farina and
three kilogrammes of beans. One of the
M'tongoHa had deserted him at the be
ginning of the journey: Toward neon
he searched the left bank, and fired his
rifle two or three times, to warn of his
approach the other M'tongoli, who, ao
cording to the agreement with M'tesa,
ought to have met him there with sup
plies. Judge of his astonishment, then,
when he saw push out from the tall
grass that bordered the river ft fleet of
about thirty boats filled with Kela
Regites to the number of .400. Shaking
thr laneea. howlinff and yelling, and
uttering frightful cries, they advanced
upon him. There were in his party
throe combatants himself and the two
soldiers, named Saidand Abdol; the two
servants and the three children were, of
non-combatant. The colonel -
had a Reilly rifle, No, 8 elephant and
the soldiers had Snyders. lue two
canoes were made fa.jt together with
strips of cloth, and tien the pursued
turned to continue their route, the enemy
following, pressing nearer and calling
out: ' ,
"You can't escape; you die here.
The colonel replied that it would be bet
ter for them if they took themselves off.
At nnnn the chief of the savages tried to
turn their right flank (if that is ft naval
expression), and to board the canoe. He
had better minded the firo. A well-aimed
shot from the Reilly No5. 8 struck the
M'tongoli chief in the breast, and he
fell stone dead. .The colonel then com
manded a general fire from the whole
artillery, and for anhour, he says, three
rifles never did better wor. ai icngui
the barbarians, with terrible loss, were
beaten off, and quitting their barks they
ran along the "shore, attempting to. fol
low the canoes by land. .The whole
country seemed to be up in arms ; there
was a tremendous beating of drums and
blowing of horns, warning .the assailed
" . mm fit.
that they were not out ol danger. iun
three men kept up ft continued and well-
The Vegetable Bitter Man.
the
Josh Billings has this, to say of
vegetable bitters man:
; Whenever a man gits ded broke and
kan't think 6v nothin' to raze the wind
with, and hiz unkle won't hay him
boarding at hiz house enny longer, and
hiz boots wants tapping the wust way, he
takes sum rubare root, a fu katnip blos
soms and sum black cherry tree bark,
tht idfmtitv of either the writer or the
recipient. Each contains a $5 bill, with
a few lines of writing to say when the
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somehow. The men in charge seemingly next remittance v, uuu
made frantic efforts to get the sleigh ess, no date no signature. The hand
in tltvnit uo.andtoJohn- wnting is that apparenUy of a man f eeble
short curve, he saw about a quarter of a
mile ahead, a four-horse team hitched to
a sleish that was caught in the track
ny's surprise they all ran off s-b hard as
they could go across the fields. Jack
threw her over as soon aa they came in
sight, but the old thing was' going too
fast to allow brakes to hold her. Then
he opened his ' whistle and ' ' made her
howl." At that the horse3 began to get
restive and scared, and at last gave a
plunge all together that started the sleigh,
on1 a"lroa
whisky and goes headlong into the. life- itist in time for the engine to graze it as
renovating tonik bizzness. ; it''wentby,,the'hc3M star a
He plasters every fence, saw-mill log, run, but were caught by the" men in
stun wall and cow's back from Portland, charge. ; As soon as Johnny stopped, he
Me.i to San Francisco, with red-yellow -went to find out if any hurt had been
plakards, offering to heal the halVmake done, and you may guess how he felt
,1ia Wind talk and deaf see. and renew a-liAn h learned that the sleieh was
with age, and another letter with the
usual superscription is, at present
writing, lying unopened at the post
office. Mary H. Russell, an elderly
woman ten years ago, is probably dead.
The letters with their contents are sent
to Washington, but no one can guess
who the anonymous writer is who so
faithfully maintained his correspondence.
Post-offices - are essentially practical
places, but . little bits of romance may
Homatimea be found even in their history.
AinrtMl fire noon the crowd clamoring
Turf, I . . . 4. m).nt at limt
J I nl"krirv Tim 1 1H T i n H &uu uic uvrv v -
and Farm, thaf she was a great ff . the 1,
and at set of sun they were seen no
more.
Thus ended this lively little battle, and
without ny injury to the little company,
except ft blow on the nose which tho
colonel received from a revolver in tho
inexperienced and nervous hand of a
servant. Upon arriving at Foweira he
learned from direct sources that tbo
M'tongolis lost eighty-two killed, includ
ing two chiefs. We may well l-lieve
T.at T.ipnt. CoL Lone praUes the courage
and obedience of Said and Abdel, and.
recommends their promotion ; to the
grade of sergeant; and that the watchful
Khedive has not delayed" to promote the
lieutenant-colonel and decorate him with
an order. '
N). , A X
In connection
dollar
f
the li vers of all kreashun for one
and a quarter a, bottled ; H i
He takes rooms at some first-klass ho
tel, drives four-in-hand and never is seen
only on the jump. ,
He iz az f nil ov bizness as the superin
tendent or la - Sunday-ekobi on a piknik
day; and kali on him when yu will to
kollect yure Uttle bill bv eight dollars,
he haz. just left for Baltimore, ox won't
be home from Nu Orleans until week
after next. ' !
Theze men are not all ov them un
skrupulus; sum oy their kompounds
are too simple to do enny hurt or good;
and the wurst, purhaps, that can be
said ov them lz, that they knowingly
practiss upon the kredulity ov human
natnr.
The vegetabel bitters man iz akunning
critter, full ov. ' pomposity, frequently
ackumulates a fortune, bnt he never kan
entirely outlive ft certain kindi oy robarb
and katnip smell that scents his reputa-
shun. ' ' '
His GouxA. Dnbuque man went
abroad first burying his surplus wealth,
six thousand dollars in gold, in a field.
On his return, the place having been
made a hog pasture, he was unable to
find, by reason of much rooting, the
place1 of burial. Finally- the hogs them
selves found the treasure, and rooted it
over to its overjoyed owner.
loaded with eight - hundred pounds of
nitro-glycerine just from the magazine
at Michigamee, enough to start a young
railroad in the moon, if Jack had
struck it. '. -
Knew the Juror. ? ; j
1 In the Beocher-Tilton case in Brooklyn,
the attorneys appeared to have a "good
idea of the men on the jury list and . to
be well posted about whether they were
wanted or not. It appears that on both
sides the attorneys had. lists made out,
and before the jurors were selected had
the record of every name on the panel.
As soon as a name was called each side
knew whether they did or did not want
the man on the jury and acted accord
ingly. They could not, of course, know
just what verdict the man would give,
but they knew about how he felt on the
question at issue. .
Success. An old lady in Loekport
recently achieved eminence by carrying
a quart of popped corn to ft donation
party, and eating two -dozen fried oys
ters, a pound of crackers, three slices of
fruit cake; half a mince pie,4 and some
apples, after which she was threatened
with ' spasms," and in the effort to pre
vent it she Bacrifioed all i the trine there
Sh attends dona-
Smell for Smell. -
KIsaburo, a man of a careful and sav
ing deposition, abandoned his old lodg
ings and took a small dwelling next door
to a famous eel-house. Now, as every
one knows that the titillatihg odor of
eels fried in soy maybe perceived far
and near. Kisaburo found this change
of quarters vastly to his advantage, and
eat his simple meal of nee to the accom
i paniment of the delicious smell, dispens-
ing with the usual aojuncu ui
vegetables. The eel man was not slow
to discover this, and determining at
length to ask his frugal minded neighbor
for payment, took him an account for
tV,A "Rmell" of his eels. Kisaburo
eyed him astutely, and drawing from his
pocketbook the amount claimed from
him, laid the money on the bill and be
- i to converse with his visitor. The
latter at length rose to depart, when
Kisaburo quietly replaced the money in
his pocketbook. "Hey!" quoth the
eelman, " I thought that money was lor
me ; why don't you give it to' me f"
Vnt or, " -as the reply: " You have
V W
formanoes of Lord Gilford's mule. When
a mule takes it into his head to roam at
will about the country, no ordinary fence
will hold him, and he clears with ease
incloeures which would stop the best
hurdle horae that ever ran for a purse.
Hence, when on the Southern planta
tions the mules are turned out to graze,
the most -enterprising of the drove are
hebbled or yoked, to prevent them from
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leading the others into mischiei. oaucue
mules ay not uncommon in the "South
west, and occasionally command very
high prices. We remember one about
fifteen hands high, ft mare mule, be
longing to ft wealthy Red river planter
in Louisiana, who could pace her ten
miles an hour with ease,-and keep it up
half ft day, which was thought cheap at
twelve hundred dollars. For hunting in
mountainous districts nchorse that was
foaled can keep up with ft good mule.
and we remember one in lUppahannocs:
Eaeape.
with Gen. Sheridan's'
present visit to New Orleans, the Gal-
veston (JewlMcrcury recaus iu in
lawing incident as occurring daring the
war: " The general had taken paieage
on theTIeroineCapt. Orecn, to inspect
the lower forts, and' night had set in be
fore his task was completed. The little
working her way
ft mrm nTlif4.1V
county, in Virginia, which was generally through the muddy river, and the gen
charged me for the smell of your eels ; I
pay you back with tho smell of my
money." Japan Mail,
Two hundred and forty-three persona
perished on the inland lakes last year,
against two hundred and ninety-one in
1873; and two hundred and nineteen in
1872. The estimate damage to property
The Xejet Houoe,
The World remarks that the Forty-
fourth Congress will usher in a new er
in the career of the republic. Though a
Republican Senate and ft Republican
executive will exist for two years after
wrrU thf rmitr. it says, will be render
ed powerless for further partisan action j Philip.
by the presence ol ft lJernocrauc xiaue
of Representatives. The House will
ooi member. Of these 275
have already been elected, and 17 remain
to be elected during the year.
Of those already elected 168 are Demo
crats, 100 Republicans, 6 Independents,
there is one vacancy caused by tha
death of Mr. Head, cf Tennessee, Demo
crat. The States yet to choose Rpre
.r,.t;Tp a? New Hampshire (3), in
March; Connecticut (4), in April; Cali-,
fn; tl. in Seotember: and Missis
sippi (6), in November. Conceding the
Republicans five Representatives from
Mississippi and two from the other
States, the members to be elected this
year will be, the7 editor says, IVmocraU,
10; Republicans, 7. ine un-AUBu-
tration majority in the next House of
therefere. will M not
ing on the -quarter deck, so aosorixa
that heid not pay much attention to
a blank cannon shot fired across the low
of the boat ordering her to stop. Fol
lowing it, however, came ft reminder
from ft shotted gun, when one of the
oilcers, rushing to th captain, aked
him if knew he was' passing Fort St.
Of course the captain didn t;
but Sheridan, overhearing the conversa-
ticn, and taxing in at a gianoo uj l""1"
ous situation, ordered him to bring the
boat to. She was at once boarded by
United States officers from the fort, who
informed the general that if she had con
tinued on her course they would have
been compelled to sink her.
TO m ine .noose, pnf arenas aon- 10. '14 TmUtives.
1ftrlV 'mA Ant a ffood deal for foots UP W,Wi,W, sib -i'""w ' 1 - W. PA.
I the urci?. ia liat.way, j
TTr Informed, c
The well informed woman may gener
ally be known by what she does not tell
on : for she is the iw 10 pu.
V ' . . 1 1 11"
in mere gossip, or to mam iu
siona to the appearance, dress or per-
aonal habits of her fnends and neigh
bors. Her thoughts are not in those
things. The train of her reflections goes
not along with the eating, owning,
iting or scandal of the circles in which
she moves. She has a world cf interest
beyond her local iscoAiicnj.
    

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