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GEO.. Sr ygj&ggEB, Editor 'and Proprietor.
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There U !oy for me iri store
In the notcH that round me riug;
Oaco again to Lear him ting.
Oently whispered in mine ear,
Loving word the hour beginle,! 0
Cheap I bold them : this were dear,
Once auain to bee him nmile ? . ?
Hmile for smilo nor High for eigh
Gave he, though I loved him wall ?
I would bid the world go by .. . t
Once to hear him say farcwelL
the blood -cnirdling echoed throxrgh the
From the feeling of his hands and
feet Gallagher knew that the rata had
been gnawing at his flesh, but ho did
grave doubts of bis permanent recovery.
The brute Barrett, - when the result of
his cruelty became known, was compelled
to fly the place iu the night to escape the
fury of the exasperated populace, and
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not fctop to make any investigation until personal effects left by him were burned
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A Thrilling Story of a Mule Boy'
Adventure in an Abandoned
MineThe IAght- of Redtott Mut
Out A flight from Cruelty to, an
Encounter with Rata j itlj ill
Through the brutality i f a : miner in
tho employ of the Pennsylvania Coal
Company at Dunmore, PaV, a mule boy
in the same mine was recently put to so
torriblo an experience in, one pf the com-1 bone
i:iny's abandoned mines thai he has be-
cimc, it is feared, hopelessly insane and
h.n been sent to the lunatic asylum in
Danville, Pa. -. ri r 1-jtf" r)! t!
Tho miner's name is James Barrett.
iic ericaptju iroin uiq pic ana. was again
on his way back to the place whence he
had started. To get put of tho pit he
found no easy task. Twice ho clamber
ed up it3 i agreed sides until ho almost
reached the top, and as many times fell
back to the bottom. The third time try
ing was successful, anefhe drew himself
out exhausted and fainting. He lay
down on the floor of the corridor for
several minutes before he had strength
to proceed, and then gathered himself
up and hurried away from j the spot
which was so full of terrors -to him.
When he reached the first cross corridor
he sat down on a jutting piece of coal
and for the first time found that the rats
had gnawed two of his Angers to the
had eaten away the uppers of
as an expression of the indignation of the
people against him.
his shoes and the flesh, of his two great
toes. He had often heard old miners
relate over their lunch in the dismal
chamber the experience of men lost in
mines and attacked by rats, and now the
Tho boy is the son of a poor widow, and reality of the thing nearly overcame him
Although but fourteen years of age, con
tributed largely to .hex support. Hii)
namo is James Gallagher. The man
r.arrett, it seems, was" in the "habit5 of
ftlmsing tho lad in a most shameful man
ner, having no apparent cause' save a
with its horror, and he almost swooned
at the thought of what he had passed
through and what he might yet be doom
ed to experience. To add to the terrible
situation of the poor lad, hunger began
to make itself manifest, and the tortures
inoro personal antipathy,. The boy stood of thirst were beginning to afflict bint,
in mortal lear oi Uarrett. ., Lately the J?rom the fact that he was growing so
latter hail been tyranizing 'over ' young hungry and thirsty Gallagher judged
Gallagher with more than usualj cruelty, that ho had been a long time in the
au l finally swore that if ho did not ouit mine. Up to this time he had been
his sight at once he would kil hjim, at confident that he would be, able to find
the sumo time running toward the boy his "Way out of the old mine in the course
with his piek raised as if tojstrike, him. of a few hours, but now hope seemed to
Gallagher ran streaming away from his
persecutor,, and made directly intb,, the
abandoned chamber ; fievrt Stopping to
look whero ho "was,w'inj his wf right only
thinking of getting out of tKej reach of
liarrett. After running for. some time
tho boy stopped, and for the first, saw
that he was in the worked-out t mine.
spring picked open , the buds, and when
with his-wife, never Gat?aMJer;ier P06, Bnd they were tired "sat on the- dandelions or
fhmVaiW Vnnwn o want of knowledge of the world, and f on a horse-chestnut . leaf . or in a full
married her. Tny lived happily to
gethei )up to,the vtime of," his death, and
six children were the result of the union.
As might have, been expected, the
noble family of the marquis turned up
their titled noses at this marriage with a
be leaving him. He conjured up pic
tures of his mother waiting for him to
come home at night; of her anxiety at
his tardiness and then heruncontrollable
grief at the news of his loss. Then his
mind dwelt on the horrors of a death by
starvation or suffocation in the mine,
and the sickening thought that he was
ill" 1 . m -m 4 .
tnat were ready to maKe too a oi mm
even before he" was dead. These
thoughts almost drove him crazy, and he
aroused himself, determined to make an
other effort to escape from the mine.
He followed one of the dross corridors
and wandered about in the maze of
chambers for hours. Once, he thought
he heard his name called and he shouted
in reply, only to hear it repeated for
many minutes loj the demon echoes.
While wandering about in this way, a
prey to the tortures of hunger and thirst,
d to both mental and? physical agony,
he saw a light flash for an instant' across
the corridors in which he was groping.
It was a long way off, but he knew it
was a, miner's lamp, and felt that par
ties were searching through the deserted
chambers for him. Regardless of the
harjl J jaggejl floor, tho. strong walls, the
ever-accompanying throng of rats that
Even then terror of his cruet taskmaster followed Joy & horde of ravenous rats
was uppermost in his mind, and 'it' was
not until tho little mine lamp on his .cap
began to grow dim and finally ' went f en
tirely out that he awoke to the horror of
his situation. ' - .
If there is a chamber of horrors any
where in tho world it is a coal mine that
has been worked out and deserted. Its
labyrinth of silent corridors ijesponds to
the least sound with the most demoniacal
echoes, and noxious gases generate in
the itools Of slimy water that exudes
from the walls and drips down upon th
slippery floor. Pitfalls filled with water
that accumulates without intenrmtirm
aoonnd in these noisome halls," and
myriads of hungry rats, f bold and 'even
aggressiyc, haunt the desolate, chambers
hundreds of feet below the earth's sur
faco, and over all the most oppressive
darkness. There isfnb .clarkness like
that in a mine. - It is so dense aDd heavy
that ono feels its weight iipon hmf as if
ho wore beneath fathoms of water, and
tho eye does not become accustomed to
its pall sufficiently to penetrate it in the
slightest degree. On every side the
constant drip, drip of the, unwholesome
water is heard, and the noise , of rats,
which frequently displace -some.' loose
bowlder of coal as they scamper over it,
aud semi it tumbling to the floor ."awak
ing a thousand horrid echoes and send
ing them reverberating through the de
serted chambers.
It was into such' a t)lace as this that
youug Gallagher found himself," without
a light, alone and" entirely ignorant Cof !
, the way out. His first thought was to
shout aloud for help, but the sound of
his voico traversing the devious corridors
and yelling back to him his cry, prd
lougedjind multiplied ftlittdcired times,
as if so many fiends were mocking his
distress, so frightened the boy that he
could not gather courage to repeat the
cry, and ho oommenood groping his way
along in silence in1 the -dh-ectibn he
thought most likely, would lead tp the
entrance of the niao. He had proceeded
soino distance along tho slimy wall,; when
a certain difficulty j of breathing, and
choking sensation warned ' him that he
was trespassing where that greatostf of
all terrors to tho miner,' fire damppre-
Singer. as an Actor.
! Celia XiOgan tells the following story :
Many years ago, in what may be called
the earliest days pf the theatrical pro
fession in the United States, Cornelius
A., Logan was the manager of a company
of strolling actors.
i Thev traveled from villasre to villacre
in a large wagon which held the actors, -
their wives and children, "props," and
scenery. Tliey loragea along the coun
try roads, and slept in the wagon, and
on the grass when they could get no
other shelter. They traveled only in
summer, and made merry over the" for
tunes of war. ' - This included at various
tinies, Edwin Forrest, " Gus " Adams,
Joe Jefferson, Barney Williams, Mm
John Drew,; Eliza Logan, Mrs. Burke
mother of Jefferson, a Scotchman who
is now editor of one of the leading news
papers in California, and a poor utility
man, the subject of this article, by name
Isaac Merritt Singer, the inventor of the
sewing machine.
He, in ' common
got beyond what is technically known as
UVV1U SUJ J-M.J tVii ll4
were one day sitting together, my moth
er " hear by, j very busy making over a
dress, with a baby on her knee and a
play book on the table beside her.
jThe poor I utility man observed her
for awhile, and then said he never saw
a woman sewing without thinking what a
boon it would be to the sex if something
could be invented to relieve them of the
labor ; that he had long had an idea in
his head as to how it could be done.
This remark led to conversation on the
subject, and! to Singer's explaining his
invention, which, discouraged, he had
given up. My father urged him to per
severe, and fired with new hope, he took
heart and went to work again. So great
was his preoccupation that he was never
perfect in a part after that.
Like all inventors he was looked upon
as half crazy, particularly when he was
caught slipping a spool from a lady's
work basket into his pocket, or furtively
plucking the hairs out of an actor's wig.
Arkwright r himself was never put to
greater shifts to obtain material to work
with.- Singer first set up a model of a
machine to be worked with one foot
only, but there was some trouble about
the treadle, and he abandoned that ;
but he was j fully determined to per
severe, and he left the company to give
his whole time to experiments.
As these events transpired iu the early
days of 1830, Howe, whose patent waa
not obtained till towards 1850, can hard
ly claim priority of idea. It is very
probablo that, had the poor utility man
possessed the means to perfect his ideas
A Chicayo IIootblaeMt to Become a
Mar qui of i-ranceA' Family
Halved From I'oeerty to Afflu
ence. ,
A Chicago paper says : The death, a
year ago last May, of a well-known and
prominent board of trade man, M. De
Belloy, is well remembered by many
people in Chicago, especially by those
who were acquainted with the history of
The Story of Sunbeam. . I Chinamen Haying Tenpln. I Itemm of interemr.
Among the contributions to a sixteen- Ti Si Wing and Ah Fung entered the A Spenocx (Ind.) unncr ect out an
page papv?r published by the scholars at J room, and, after a hurried consultation, J acre of mullein by raistako'foT : tobacco.
a girls school in Pittsfield, Mass., la the I carried on in whispers. Ah Fnng waltxed 1
following fanciful little sketch, entitled I over to the proprietor, and in a modest
The Life of a Child Fairy," remark
able as purporting to be the work oi
a little miaa of twelve years s ' j
Her name was Sunbeam. She had
lovely, waving, golden hair; and beauti
ful deep blue eyes, and such a cunning
manner remarked : "Me like knock ee
dloun ting pin." From" Ah Fung's re
marks the proprietor very naturally in
ferred thai the Mongolians desired play
ing a game. The alley waa prepared
and the game began by Ti Si winding
In Wisconsin when an American wants
to be elected he has to run .as a Nor
wegians' .
Goingup in a balloon is not particu
larly hazardous. . Tho danger is in com
ing down. i. i . i
loo comes gratefully as a slice of .win-
wsvi j a i " wa - - m 1 m .i t 4
the unfortunate man. He was a French- utU6 rnoutn ; ana sue was tnree incnea ma pig-tau careiuiiy arouna nis cranium, vet uw i 0
man; and scion of one of the oldest and talh Perhaps you think that fairies and after selecting a ball, and walking tcr of summer.
first families of France. His name and kavo no lessons to learn, but in this up and down the alley a few times, send- When a man has the hydrophobia in
title in full were the Marquis Ajmar de country they had to learn the language ing it toward the pins. Four pins went Syria they keep him in a dark room a
Belloy. He vias a man of fine educa
tion, refinement, and good business
abiUty. In his early life he was a wild,
adventurous youth, who, spent his 'for
tune at home and came to America say
twenty years' ago.' For a few years he
obtained his livelihood - by teaching,
keeping his rank to himself, and going
under the unassuming name. of. M.
Marechahl About this, time the marquis
concluded that all his .wild oats were
sown, and he would abandon the fast
life he had previously led. He became
acquainted . with a handsome country
girl from Michigan, with' ' whom he fell
in love. She was only fifteen years old,
and, from 1 the standpoint of the adven
turous and hightoned Frenchman, was
unrefined an d nncultnred. But he was
of the birds and animals so that they
could talk with them. . Sunbeam lived
in the hollow trunk of an old tree. It
was papered with the lightest green
leaves that could be found. The rooms
were separated by birch bark. Every
morning when Sunbeam arose from her
bed of apple blossoms she had to learn a
lesson in the bird language ; but it was
not hard, for her mother went with her
and told her what they said. When her
lesson was done she sprang away tc
meet her playmates and oh 1 what fun
they had I They made a swing out of a
vine, and almost flew through the air.
They sometimes jumped on. a 'robin's
back and had a ride. They played hide
and seek in the birds' nests, and in the
down on the first ball, and Ti Si xnani
fested his delight by a long and excited
controversy with Ah Fung. ( Ti Si's sec
ond and third balls knocked down five
more pins, and the result waa chalked
down in hieroglyphics on, the blackboard.
Then came the trallant Fung's turn.
while, and then drown him.
Tho two young men recently burned
to death' ii Boston were sleeping with
eerentyour others in a room eighty feet
by twenty-fire.
: A young man should learn to do some
thing .nsjsful; instead , of attempting to
and after walking down to the pins and tune U frow JuU'
examining them, he returned to j" the
head of the alley and rolled. . The ball
went off the side and missed the pins,
to the indescribable delight of Ti Si,
who chalked something on the black
board and refreshed himself by a "dink
a watee.
ed when
and then business is suspended.
A new play called Ambition," tho
workTof an Illinois man, is Khortly to bo
brought out in' Chicago. It winds up
with a beautiful mortgage woone, .
Naturalists hare decided that no hen
Fung appeared rather abash-1 can lay over six hundred eggs. Thcre-
his second ball followed the fore, when von haTO. checked off to that
DacjLwooqagirimAmeranareiuseato The aternoon much th fore-
recognize it or her. He several years noon but the evening was the pleasant-
ago Decameamemuer.oi tne Doara oi Ume of aH. Every pleasant nicht
trade in Chicago. 1 He there showed the
same wayward, reckless traits that had
been the cause of his' checkered life. He
made fortunes and lost them. Sometimes
he was on the topwave of prosperity, and
again he lived in a cave of gloom. Dur
ing one of 'his periods of depression he
took his own life, as is generally be
lieved, leaving h4s wife and six children
in poverty. He had an insurance of 010,
000 on his. life, which has never been
paid, the companies resisting payment
on the ground that he took his own life.
A subscription among his associates on
the Doard I trade realized $1,5U0 or
$2,000, which was used to defray his
funeral expenses, and .the rest given to
the family.
nrst,and the puis all remained standing. I figure , von can sell her for a spring
lnis tea to mors cnauLinarxs try J.1 ci. i rhirt-m.
Ah. Fung, howevry . tookop iha third
ball, and, after weighing, ft carefully in
his hand, rolled it down the alley, and,
to his own surprise and delight, made a
ten strike. This waa such an unlooked
for event that both Ti Si and Ah Fung
walked down and looked at the pins, as
if they doubted their eyesight. Ti Si
then remarked r' He knock ee down
plenty," and they returned to the black
board and made a couple oi dozea chalk
marks. When Ti Sj. rolled his first ball
he ran some distance down the alley,
on1 f afn1r A Vi TCnnfv tVtof iliia wo a rt
two uttie lay-oi-tne-vtmeyDeus . Qt . A lengthy Kgnmeni followed, Among iU answers to correspondents
ied like tassels to her 'green basn of , .. , , . -r.-i I Pi.iio.ioinVk Tinu-M rpntnmnilr
man being called, who decided that Ti 1 bojs ; J. G. Hammer You say you wero
Si should not irallop hall way down the not lntoxicatea ana were not urnggeu
blown appleblosson. But if any one
came into the woods they scampered
away as fast as they could for little
fairies are very shy. After a while they
would go home to their dinner of fairy
honey-cake and appleblosson syrup.
just before dark Sunbeams mother
dressed her in her appleblossom dress
fastened like tassels to her 'green
grass blades! Her slippers were : made
from blue violets and her hair was tied
with the threads of blue forget-rne-nots
woven together. Her mother and her
father were dressed in light green.
A little after dark they started for
their fairy haunt with the fire-flies for
lanterns. The haunt was in tho thickest
part of the forest ; it was covered with
moss, and a brook flowed through the
center of the inclosure. One hundred
gentlemen fairies with their wives' and
children were waiting. Each had a fire-fly
. r A Rhpe Island association has driven
another naif into' the coffin of sectional
bitterness," by electing as an honorary
member a former member of a Confcd- "
erato "battery from Virginia.
. Mrs,. Snob is expecting a visit from
Lord .Vaarien : Mrs. Snob " Has no
one called, Mary!" ' Mary (freshly
caught) O, yes, mum ; there was a
party as said he was a lord, but I wasn't
to betook in ; 1 told him if he didn't
I hook iC'I'd send for a policeman, and
slanuocd the door in his face."
lantern. Verv soon, from the bushwood.
A widow, with six young children and ontBpTimg two white mice, harneesed
means is 1 discouraging lot in Chica- to a carHo made of dandelions , with
the stems so woven together that ; the
flowers formed the outside. The inside
was lined with white violets. In this
chariot sat the queen of. the Forget-me-not
fairies (for there are different fami
lies of fairies). The queen was dressed
go or elsewhere. The oldest boy con
tributed what he could to tiie support of
the family by blacking boots and selling
papers. He was barefooted and ragged,
and his education was received, in the
streets. The widow and her half dozen
children were as poor and comfortless as
the widow and fatherless could well be.
Af ter a time, finding' it 'impossible to
sustain life heie-tho.ltwidow, who is an
excellenthtdy, took herJamily and went
alley before he rolled the ball. The
game went on in this way for an hour
and twenty minutes, when ' the score
stood Ah Fung, 97; Ti Si, 105. In
keeping the score Ti Si had a style all
his own, and when the game was con
cluded the blackboard was literally cov
ered with dots, dashes and half circles.
After the game Ti Si and Ah Fung paid
the score and left, greatly elated with i
the manner in which they had passed
the evening.
On the Hea Bcmeh.
Pretty young ladies in elaborate bath
ing costume, kicking around on the
into 'the house by your wifo after firing
a loaded pistol in th street and wound
ing a citizen in the leg. Wo venture to
soy that you ought to have been.
At a recent examination of one of tho
schools in Washington, tho question was
put to a class of small boys: " Why is
the Connecticut river so called I" when
a bright little fellow put up his liand.
"Do you know, James V "Yes, ma'am.
Because it connects Vermont and New
Hampshire, and cuts through Massachu
setts V was the triumphant reply.
- Of the humors of infancy there is no
end. A French newspaper gives us now
in bare feet :
" Oh ! o-oh I Tm so 'raid
in a robe made of a deep red tulip, and Chorus of other girls in like toggery,
she had a sash of, lilies of the yalley; twenty feet away : ' :;-;'.,
Her black hair was fastened with what "Ah! he-he-he-he she's a coward
beach, about ten feet from the water, I tt story of. an infant, aged four, hoo
mamma, thought it right to refuse tho
child something upon which his htart
was desperately set.' - Finding that thr ro
i was no' hope for him, t the youngnUT
burst into a. passion of tears, and ex-
churned Well, then, what did they
kept in his rearer dangerous pits that when hQ them he would to ree wath a relative in Geneseo, HI., rode her of honor drgea cf the wet . ' ' " '
won the undisputed title of inventor of wTfit . , "v; v . blue violets. The queen took her place " Aw, pshaw 1 come on now, 111 dare
machine. ' T. - upon the throne, and around her stood ye all" "
her maida of honor. -..The : queen then The rest, advancing to whero No. 1
sing, and the fairies danced to I stands :
This, lasted till midnight . O-oh 1 who's afraid whois afraid ?'
born me for T'
might lie ahead of him, he ran raj i ily
toward where he had seen the j light,
shouting until he Was hoarse.
! "This way ! Hero lam! Here I am !
This way, for God's sake!"
The echoes took up the cry and carried
it through the noisome avenues, lifted it
up to the roof of the cerulean vault, and
repeated it until it died away in a wail of
agony ; but the bearer of the light did ;
not hear it in the course he had taken,
and tho almost exhausted boy, foot sore ;
and bruised by frequent falls on the
hard, rough mine floor, hurried on in
the subterranean labyrinth. Suddenly,
in turning the angle of one of tho corri
dors, a light again flashed upon his
sight, and then another and another. t A
voico shouted a prolonged callv 1 1 jf .
" J-a-m-e-s G a-l-l-a-g-h-e-r ! Hel-o-o-o,
Jimmy !"
The inevitable -echoes had scarcely
taken up the cry when the boy returned
the call with all his soul in his 'voice ii.
"Here I aml; Come this way !"' 5sk
His answer was heard, and in a few
moments sturdy miners had found the
boy But he did not know thatherwas
rescued. - He had fallen to the ground
unconscious, his strength having gone
out with his last wild cry. He was soon
taken out into the pure air, where his
the sewing
orrmfortftViiA.' - s V -
i . , - ner mains
I fThe tory .thus far 13 pne oi early reck- began to
A Michigan Romance. -
There is a corpulent little old sailor jssri waywardness, ot self-exile the music.
named Hiram A. Beed living at Spring
Lake, Mich. who has just had his eyes
opened. Forty -four years ago this Ut
tie old man, then a sprightly sailor of
twenty-six, had command of the schoon
er Ontario, belonging in Oswego, N. Y.,
and sailing between that port and On-
taro, Can. On a trip in July or August
of the year Captain Beed had two pas
sengers, a young Frenchman and his
wife, named Golan. - There were no pas
senger boats . in those days. At noon
upon a certain quiet day, the captain
heard a splash, and hurrying to the side
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vailed: and ho hostile ttA hi iranue motner ana tiie most 01 jus vii
with the intention of turning , into the
ii rat cbrridor ho came to. , It was a long
time before he reached ono. u It turned
off to tho right and he entert'd it 'and
followed it for ; a ouarter of s an hour,
feeluig his way along ono side of it and
being careful not to turn into any of the
lage had assembled to await the result of
the search. The people were wild when
it was announced tnat tne Doy was
found, and his brave rescuers were borne
aloft by thoorowcL V!?f;-f
It was a long time before young Galia
gher was restored to consciousness, and
corridors crossing it, so that he "mighi 'hen it was only at intervals that he was
wo., wwuw coniusea t u -. circumstances
compelled him to again retrace his steps.
Suddenly, in putting - his foot forward
ho found no rest for it; and, before he
could recover his balance, he fell head
long into a pit. His head came in con
tact with one side of the. excavation.
He attempted to regain his feet, but he
was overcome with a sense of numbness,
and fell back into the slime and ooze
that covered the jagged bottom of the
pit. ;How long he lay there unconscious
the boy did not know. He came to him
self with a knowedge of & peculiar pain
in his 'fingers and toes. At first he did
not realize where he was,' but. the im- ing up the darkness of his mind. f . .The
penetrable . darkness 7 arid : cbld,"! damp surgeons found it necessary tcf amputate
atmosDheria soon Tecalletl his" "sihiktion. one hand and three toes that had been
Uo drew up his hands and feet to make gnawed hy the rats, and to perform other
euon to arise, wnen an .army of rats painivu upeuuiu tu uavo iuh uuy me,
, tampered away from about hUa They One day last week, his physical condi
ran over his body and trailed their 'cold; I tion being each as to permit it, they de-i
bumy tails in his face. He sprang up cided that he must be taken to an asylum
'ith a shriek of terror that again started for mental treatment, and expressed
i$ hfe jright mind. fIrf these same inter
vals he related the story or his fearful
sufferings, and learned that he had been
nearly two days and one long night
wandering among the horrors of the
mine. His lucid spells . lasted but
short time, when he would be
with frantic ravings, in which he would
plaintively beer of Barrett not to hurt
him, and then shriek : ,
IThe rats are eating me np t Drive
them away I .Drive them away 1 moments in which he was sane
became less frequent, and finally 1 days
passed without one gleam of reason light-
xrom nome, oi an early marriage, 01 a
premature death, and subsequent wretch
edness 0" the family. The. concluding
chapter, 'can. now be written,! and it is
as romantic as anything in fiction and it
is trueIntelHgence.has'jusC reached
Chicago thafhe Marchioness De Belloy,
the mother ofthe family and of the
Chicago De Belloy, has died. The
Chicago an was the eldest son of the
and then the fairies , went home. You
can easily .imagine "Sunbeam's life
through the summer and autumn ; but
it you think that she hid in her house
all winter, you are mistaken. In the
autumn the fathers of the fairies had
gathered tho bright colored leaves, and
the mothers had made them into 'warm
winter dresses and cloaks. - Sunbeam
had a muff of swan's down. " The great
family. All .that is wanting now is for 1 the-queen's ball, to
And there the dear, brave little an gels
stand, until a wave breaks a little higher
than usual on the beach, and a tiny bit
of foam touches the end of their aristo
cratic toes,' when they all screech out,
run into the bathing house, make their
toilets, and, appearing at dinner, tell
the yawning, young gentlemen that
they've been having a swim" Just too
awful jolly and nice for anything.
. At Dallas, Texas, recently, on cutting
a fine largo watermelon, comfortably iu
the center was a small, yt-llow-ffpotted
lizard, about four inches in length. Ap
parently lifeless when taken out, it was
soon resuscitated on being placed in tho
sun, but lived only a few minutes. It
m m m .
was ox a Dean tu oi brown color, wiiu
white stripes and yellow pot. Mot
singular of all, it was destitute of tho
organs of vision. '
A Jfemormhlo Ball Voyage.
The following particulars concerning
th trip of Prof. La Mountain and John
the proofs of a legal marriage according
to the American law to be forwarded to
France, which can be easilv done. The
of the vessel discovered that the lac I v Fnch law recognizes foreign marriages
I I A .i-W S" II
had fallen overboard. Quickly seizins
the end of a coil of rope, the other end
of which was fast to a belaying pin, he
jumped overboard, and as the vessel had
scarcely steerage way, easily reached the
lady. Her, gratitude,, and, that of her
husband knew no bounds, arid upon the
to induce
of a gold
only upon earnest solicitation, , accepted
a gold half eagle from the lady. . A few
days ago he received a letter from the
American consul at Paris, . announcing
that a certain wealthy Frenchman' had
just died, and that a provision in his will
left 50,000 francs to "one Hiram Beed,
who was master of the schooner Ontario
in the summer of 1831, and who once
saved the life of his wife." Of the crew
of six on board the vessel that summer,
Mr. Beed has positive knowledge of the
death of four, and knows the where
abouts of but one of the two others
his brother, Asa Beed. He has sent to
the custom house officers at Oswego and
also to Washington for copies of his
papers, and expects by this means to
establish his . identity and secure the
legacy .' :"' . : ' ": : O
All Beady .
Of this year's Yale graduates, two are
to, enjter journalism. One of them sit
down the other day and got this off with
so little apparent effort that he seeme 1
to be. making no exertion whatever
, We. were pleased to meet on the street
yesterday, and take by the' hftndv our
friend Boomer. Mr. Boomer had raised
someof the finest turnips this year tha$
it h'as ever been our destiny to observe.
This young man's success is assured, but
what journal has secured his services
does not yet appear."
contracted in friendly countries, accord
to tho hvw pf,thosl?cuntrieg.J ! Conse
quently the marriage with the Michigan
girl, wiH: b held rrali 0, 'and not only do
the titles of the family, but one-third of
the fortunes descend to the widow and
her family, now residing in Genesed.
which all the fairies ' came. I wish I j believe them T
had time to tell you all , abcut it, for it
was Sunbeam's last' appearance as a
child fairy, as the' next spring she was
tall enough to be a full-grown fairy.
A. Haddoc, who went up in a balloon in
And the yawning young gentlemen I the year 1859, is related by the brother
The Sailor b' Friend.
1 t
, Destroying the ; Cricket.
. .. A resident of Paradise valley, Neva
da, gives the following interesting ac
count of the manner in which the farm
ers j in the upper end of the .valley re-
L ' - I a S) a I
Samuel Plimsolh who is so well-known cenuy . conquerea a pest 01 , encxets: 1 p
as the champion of seamens rights, 14 a J Yhen the advance guard oi the cnciteta 1 foj
native of Bristol, and is in his fifty-first made their appearance au ine nogawiia-1 jj gocf 1
1 frT m n-nn viintw tw tn t"r nnri I in convenient disusee were tinven 10
of the vessel at Toronto theytried SJL obtained gold meatus the universities Che front; Some four hundreoThogf
the captain to accept a present utJb' """S luol"m? uvo P"" of Glasgow. Ed&bufgn? and Giessen.'l were thus marshalled iri battle amy!
watch. This he refused, and 1 l? .tne ? dl,d docfised P"" He is a coal merchant, and author of and ; right bravely did they meet the
v ' mi a
cmoness. ine oldest rxy Decomes a
marquis. The family is one of the most
distinguished in. France. It dates back
tot the Crusades. It has furnished two
cardinals' and two marshals to the nation.
jeveral pamphlets, and a book 'named I enemy. For an hour the pigs xdught
"Our Seamen." ' He was an snsncoeBS-1 nobly; each of them devouring crickets
ful candidate . for the British House of 1 at the rate of twenty or more a toinutej
Commons, at Derby, in 18C5,. but was ! Then they withdrew to water, arid , after
elected in 186S by a large ; majority, on 1 wallowing a short time, renewed combat
the liberal tickeL . . Mr. Plimsoll has ex 1 voluntarily. In a lew dars not a vestige
iw-i mi m r I - . I m .
tMrinii itenaflue irun iu. in .1 j . 1 1 i. 1 1 1:
A strange; and remarkable case was learned tho - condition, of th and the condition of the hogs unproved 1
brought -under the attention 01 lr. Tate, I working classes of England bT sharing materially.. It ia thought that the boa T..-ul-r..w . f
t i M rmatl AVnT " Vlt?T?B " - TT rtto I.. . .. . . ... J. . . a 1 I J ' O ' -
rV"., iaeir lot- i' ;.""""! to mae, ruestroyea., on , an., average, H witlioat saythimr to eaL ,
says in his book, J $1.8A-eventy-two crickets a day each, and U .F'.thia easy 1 . Onrlhe iourthiday in Canada, they
cents 01 wmcu x paid lor my lodging aistance 01 waier, a lew uunureoi.taeia mnAAerAr omi a nartv of lumber-
last me a whole week, and did it. . It is I are capable of killing any. number of 1-- i kir.WlWitutiluttilnrk
of the hitter person, Bev. G. C. Haddoc,
and will be read with interest, in view of
tho fact that a great many people accept
the theory that Donaldson's balloon has
landed in Canada. They left Water
town, N. Y about fc ir r. sc., intending
to land at Ogdenslurg and return on tlio
train of the same day. It was
before they wrro heard from.
rumors were afloat, one that
a bottle had been found at Borne, X. Y.,
containing the following:
Three days npt in a balloon. La
Mountain crazy can hardly mange him.
Cannot reach safety valve.
; (Signed) J. A. Htnpoc"
Mr. Haddoc says nothing of the kind
ever Jbappened. They traveled mucii
faster than they were aware of, having
no means of telling how fact they were
going." They thought they were up three
and a half mUos and found it very cold.
called to 'see jrs. -Taylor, wife of "Mr.
Bobert Taylor, living about three miles
from Greenville, and found that she had
driven a sixpenny nail into the back of
her head, which, after much difficulty,
he succeeded in extracting. The nail
had been driven' in several days pre
viously, and by. her own hand. It was
discovered by n daughter of hers while
combing her hair one day, and she in
sisted on-keeping the fact secret, but
her daughter sent for Dr. Tate, as above
stated. ' She told her daughter that she
astonishing how little ' yon can live on I crickets as fast as they advanced
1- t : i m l . ...-,
wnen you uives. yourseu 01 ui ianaeu
needs." Several years ago Mr. Plimsoll
espoused the sailors'. cauAe, and has
been the leader of tho movement for!
preventing the sailing of anseaworthy
or overladen vessels.--
- -' Big Gun.
There has been turned out of a foun-
had driven the nail in several days before, 1 dry in South Boston what is probably
with the fiat side of a hatchet : that she the heaviest' brmch-loadmg rifle gun
had been suffering with violent pains 'in I ever constructed." ' It reouiredin casting I mal exposed; for instance, the nose.
in the water and La Mountain rn&hed in,
a a 1 1!
To Prevent Annoyance hy Flic: I csugnt w uuc wmu. t
Wash the skin with suds of carbolic it. feathers and alL This scared tho
as this comes recommended by poor bsll-breea nearly to ueaui. ine
or i nrat noui they strocx was at uiuwa.
They were very ragged and duty, and
axked the clerk fox "a warm room." He
took one look at them, and replied
The house is full, not a room to spare
good authority, and without caotkm
expression of fear of any evil, conse
quences from its repeated use. It may
be well for those having horses, mules
rrr otpti in nM tn nM thin idmrjls Tre
ventive. Even when provided with the Thy then told him who thy were, and
usual flv drivers we find parte of the anl- be jumpeu over tne
. 0 m .
sher head, but since driving in the nail 156.000 pounds of , meUl . and weighs
. he had been entirely free from them. 82,280 pounds. It was cast Feb. 6,
Some yea?s "ago she had been" confined J 1874, and special machinery for. it had
neck, breast, belly, back of the fore
legs, flanks, legs where this wash may
be used to great advantage. ' Many am-
counter, caught
them in his arms, and said the whole
house was at their service. They wero
feasted free of expense all the way home.
Mr. Haddoc is now engaged in the print-
in the Western Iiunatic Asylum, and has
for some time been partially deranged.
II the i nail fpenetra tfd ttl skull, as I
UUueXbtAUU lb U.111, lb 13 i 11 J itiiuu.-
able case, and oua of much interest to
he medical fraternity.
B n . . I . ' f . !TM.!1.J.!..U.. Ut,.. rt
mala are worried with flies so that they I mg oronw. m m-,
becorve thin In flh.- Oowe,.- calref, faith in Ihe success of balloons, The
-i., . .11 myT 1 in I other Mr. Haddoc. being a progreifeivo
1 MM L 1 I I FT I I V psa. m-mmw n -vat HIM - TI 1 Ha luiriri V- n H - wm ' mw i m w w - - ' -v
elongated conical pointed shot wkghin agree iu their avemiua to- brio -bittoo man, thinks that within fifty years wo
GOOpounds, with fron sixty to seventy by tho flics, and will escape it if will navigate the air as weU as we do
pounds of powder. 1 ble.
to be procured from England. The gun
is of 12-inch bore, and it is estimated
that the first charge will "consist of an
the water now.

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