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THE OEEGON SCOUT.
JOrriJSAc CHANCI5V, 1'ubllNlicrr.
UNION, - - - OREGON.
WJitn IrrlnR dwelt mong (bote lulls,
Keir filly jor axo.
Among tlioto Ivy-circled walls
And myrtle til tflow,
Pacing In uteet reverlo at nlnlit,
And o'er ramparU Willi loimliiK Raze,
To watch the moonbeams la tbflr flight
Around the flowery maze,
Wtro timet of awcet cncJ anlment to bli soul.
In tlioao days of dreamy (lumbers,
Ilia inspirations on till parchment roll
Were written unto men with poetic numbers.
He wrote of nature's beauty rare,
Overflowing caaltets, heavenly wrought
Jeweled emoys, eparkllng, rare,
With aweet. lusplrod thouKht.
That place hat little changed since then;
Its moonlight beauty jot Is seen
The soft and mellow richness of each stem
As If Us In enchantment or a delusive dream.
Bo now we alt alone, and ponder on the old
And former times of this retreat,
Beneath the liquid, tinted cold
That with other scenes compete.
We pass a'onR tho colonnade
And harken to tho sound
Of some lone lover's sercnajc,
Floating sweet, profound.
And leaning o'er tho parapet.
That flowery -cushioned crown,
Tho sceno Is oul-e:altinir, yot,
Where high, gray mountains frown
Againtt tho spanglod sky
Looking solemn and so lone
It seems as if with ecstasy my
Spirit it had flown.
And o'er the silvered basin of T.lndarains altlm
The sweet ezhallng liquid that dolli fall.
And drln like crystal tiellets from .-.s lulm
And scintillate with freedom through each garden
Thero wero many scenes, so soft, sublime
And manifold In each lino
That showed there Is a power divine;
Ills hidden baud within narh vlnw:
ahat, dropping checkered silver on yon vcrinlllcn
ended Tecndor's arches In the gloom.
Hotting with a mellow richness on ouch bonei,
Caught from varied ln.es of tho moon.
Wo sit, wo gazo upon Grenada's peaceful sleep,
Upon Its p accful slumber of to-night.
From tho exquisite ruins of a Moorish palace,
Tho somber, saddened walls of convents In the
Btlll thoy carry doad beneath Alharfthra'a walls
Along Its shaded archos, Its colonnades, and All
With saddened footsteps tho molancholy halls
To bury In (Jrenada's ground, In Alatnoda's hill.
Fater Xlmlnes still survives;
Though deaf and blind, ho spends each day
In bringing up the past, lUid thus rovivefv
With patriotic strains, tho Tales of tho AlllniifS
FIUDItE OK TJEB' KARl'Ilv-
Tho "ComptttfItemlu8"of thoEfccnch
Acadonmcontain8 a xemarlfttblb papc
by M. livvo on tho iiliyfiffiilotrjcwhtch
Have protlucetUtho present Inornro ot tlio
earth. AfU;r rcmirrlringi on tho uso oi
tliociiondlmim in determining tnollgtiro
of tnVoin?Mi'froin tjp aeries oi mcasuro
monttcof thwintensil anib direction oi
lhcqriivitation forco at tMbwsnt parts of
tlio enrjh'H surface, ho rkwvtt attention
to tho Ter& curious Jacl that wJiilo tho
direction and intensity of gravity aro
affected perceptibly by the prescnoo uf
hills such as Schichailion mid Axtluuta
Seal, or oven by masHCs as small as .tho
great pyramid ot the Gizch. giuantio
moiiulaimo such as tlio Himituvyas,
and great elevated plateaus and table
lands, do not affect tho pendulum indv
eatioTitcin airy sensible manner, except
in ccrjain cases vdieifo, upon elevated
continent), there appcaw to bo a verita
ble defeat of uttmotiou instead of tho
excess which miyhl bo expected. In
deedj the observations iftu HuBieieutly
striking to Hcoin to pond to tho supposi
tion that under tho whole of ovory large
continent there aro euoroioim cavities.
Moro than this, the attractions at tho
mirfaco of all tlio great oceans appear too
great to agree with tho distribution pro
mimed by Clairant'a formula, which is
exnet enough for mot purposes.
Sir O. Airy's suggestion thgt tho base
of the Himalaya range rciit'htv down into
the doitbor liquid interior, and thero dis
ulaeeH a certain amount of Unit liquid,
so that tho exterior attraction is thereby
lessened, is one whieh, inherently im
probable, fails to havo any application
in explaining why the attraction above
tho seas should be greator than over the
continents. M. Fityo propounds tho
following solution to tho dilliculty : Un
der the oceans tho globe cools more
rapidly and to a greater depth than be
neath the surface of the continents. At
a depth of -1,01)0 meters (13,000 feet) the
ocean will htill have a temperature not
remote from 0 deg. 0., while at a similar
depth beneath tho earth's crust the torn
leraturo would be not far from lot) deg
O. (allowing 108 feet in depth down for
an increase of 1 deg. in tho internal tem
perature). If tho earth had but one uni
form rate of cooling all over it, it would
bo reasonable to assume that the solidi
lied crust would lmvo the sumo thick
ness and the samo average density all
over it. It is therefore argued that be
low tho primitive oceans tho earth's
crust asshnied a definite solid thickness
before tho continents, and that, in con
tracting, these thicker port ions exercised
a pressure upon tho lluiil nucleus tend
ing to elevate still ftu titer the conti
nents. Tho hypothesis, M. Fuyo thinks,
will, moreover, explain the unequal dis
tribution of laud and r-ca around the two
poles, tho general rise and full of conti
nents being determined by the excess
of density of tho crust below lite oceans,
and by the lines or points of least. resist
ance to internal pressure being ut tho
middle of eoutinoiitsoriit tho margins of
A Lost Note,
In 17-10, a director of tho Hank of
England lost a 10,000 bank note, whiel
ho win persuaded had fallen from tin
I'ltimiiiiy-pieco of his room into the lire.
Tho bunk directors guvo tho loser i
second bill, upon his iiKiYcment to re
More tho II rut bill should it ever b
found, or pay the money if prehented In
liny HtnuiKcr. "About thirty year at
tirwartl."tajHSlr, Francis, "thedtivetoi
having boon long dead, ami his heir u
jMWMWvhlon of bin fortune, an unkiiovw
jHtntoii iirvMtuUtl tho lost bill at On
lutiik and duniundod imyiueiit. It wu
III vain that Uiey inciitlniiml to thin iHr
Ml llui trniMucliou by which that ll
mih uiuuillotl j lie uoiild not )Mcn u
Jlo luuliiluluml Ihut it hud iuim In hm,
Irotil ubrixul, and Undated llsi( iiuiut.
ilak tuyimllt. Tlio unto miu ikim.i
lo bcnr, itial Iho fJKl.lKK) utre imi
loiti 'J'lto liKir oi Him illiwU.r
liol luleii i any ilumuiidt of rliliiUt,
timl Iho bunk utu ii1)Ihm misImIu Ui.
1 W II ilbkCuvt'fUl Mltvinwd
JW HlVjlljw l, limillU ))IMvIhm llt a
nl a liiMi, IiimI IttdiHi H iluMuti
dru IiuiM wiiuthMi uuui ilu mik.
IihiJ Mile) (hi) jtolv In lh in ii
il iwrnmvy, m lulu lm im
famous Characters Who Are Engaged In
And so, writes a Washington cor
respondent to The Cleveland Leader,
Justico Field is to writo his memories
of politics and politicians. I venture
tho work will bo a most interesting
one, andt it will probably describe,
anion tr its California reminiscences,
tho duel which lie came so near having
while ho was a member of the Califor
nia legislature. It is wonderful how
much valuablo historical material is
being gotlon together by distinguish
ed men. 1 know of a dozen leading
statesmen who aro intending to writu
up their recollections before thoy die.
Kopresontativo W D. Kolloy, tho noted
pig-iron protectionist and one of tho
most interesting writers in public life,
Intended to writo a book of reminis
cences in connection with his daughter
Florence, wiio so recently married tho
Russian nobleman with tho unpro-
tiouncablo namo Florence Kelloy has
a stylo much liko that of Dickens, and
sho would havo made a valuable as
sistant. Wlinthor her father will carry
out his idea alone I do not know.
Senator Sherman could writo one of
tho most interesting books of this
kintl, and he has a fund of material
which is inestimable in value. His
loiters lrom his brolhor, Gen. William
1. Sherman, running back for almost
iwo scoro years, are a history m them
selves. Tlioso letters are, 1 untler-
itand, very full, and thoy
penned under all imaginable circuui-
nances. iiany of tliom wero written
during tho rebellion, and some de
icribo battles almost immediately
after thoy took place In reply to
heso, Senator Sherman wrote ttlinost
is fully in rogarjl to whnt was flroinn:
jn Here at Wuniiiorioo, ana u ino gvn
srnl lias prusorvea ins luttvrtj, tho two
jets would miucw up tho most iukirMt-
ingboolc of tho kind orer pubiiwhod in
:uw country, l don't know toot tlio
JOiiutov itouUnnphitos wuiting sneh a
beoje, but bin ItmdHt U almost por(oott
md HlKinld ho retire from tho muitito
ho aojild find nothuiir more iuhireat-
ng iiml in'lruble.
Suoset Cox's book goes bmvoiv om
itid it mil ho alSvo with hitoreHt. Ho
is mh'uig groat pjtins with it, aud smhhj
ol the advanoo tdtcoi wliilt I hovo
jeoii irivo ik irroat detil of imwritlon
Uisory, told with the vlvaoity of an in
terested oyo-wirnoss. tiav. Knott, of
Menfciolry, hitoiulH at some future thuo
to write his rotniniHuotivsos of public
life. Ho a lino writor, aud Ids work
will road woll.
It is natural ior a mini who bus led
n active pubho lifo to wwh to toll his
itory boforo ho drops inUt tho grave,
Mid'iimny tho grootost men tbo world
litis ovor known havo wrirton tlteir
MininiscouHcs. Bon Franklin penned
his autobiography, Ctesav wroto tho
itory of his oiunpalgus in (lira), (ioetbo
told tho etory of his lifo in Wilholm
Moistur, Charles DioliuitH pictured U'w
jotil's history m David CopporKold,
ud Lid her gtivo tho world muub. of
Ids lifo in his "TabtoTalk." J.diiiHon
hud a Boswoll to chroitielo lun liuuM
aad IiImihoI, bnt Poppy, tho assoeiato
of great mon of thu times before Uim,
boootnes a great man to tbo fnturo
tneruly becauso bo I; opt a dairy. , All
groat uaon Huould pwsetvo tbir lut-
ter anrl notes. Wo aro indubtod to
Mndison's notes for the bintorv of thu
constitutional convention which fooad
2tl our governniont, ami tho letters of
tho Adamses tiro literally worth their
weight in gold. Think of the value in
an historical point of view of the let-
tors of 1 humus Joilorson, ami rec
olleut that their aro still unpublished
important historical papers belonging
to A ml lew .Jackson wlOeh lie set aside
for his biography, and which aro now
the subjects of litigation in tho courts
horo. Froshlont l'olk-kopt his papers
oarefully ami a book will be written
from them In tho future John Tyler's.
pon, orTiophow, I am not suroQwhioh,
I Is now writing a biography of tho ox-
presidcut, and Keineseutatlvu Dor
shehnor is onrarod noon a lifo of
Martin Van Huron. Down at Chilll-R
cotho they havo tho letters of old Mill
Allen awaiting an editor. Alexander
Stephens' letters aro the most interes
ting history of a great life, and tho
Into biography of Huehtimiu is so
Itirgoly initde up of letters that tho
work seems almost like an autlbiogra
phy. Grant promises now to hvo to
:oinplete his memoirs, ami with
lilaliie, Gov, and tho thousand aud
one stories of romiiiiseeusu whieh aro
now lllllng the daily papers, the Amer
ican historian of tho future will bo
blo to cull more of thu truth of
Iho times than has over been done in
(Ion. Leo' 8 Death.
Tho doath of Con. Robert E. Loo at
Lexington, Va., on tho l'Jth of October,
1870, removed an important autor in
tho civil war. In thu south, where ho
tvus best known and most beloved; in
tho north, where his military genius
md worth as a private citizen louiid
Jut) recognition, and in Europe, where
als skillful generalship ami personal
jourtigo hiul won him high renown,
(ho tributes to the memory of the de
parted southern chieftain have been
gcuouous, enthusiastic, and worthy of
als fame. It may bo truly said that
personally Con, Leo had not tin enemy.
Ills heart ovorllowed with love aud
jhnrity toward all iiialiklud. Ho drew
is sword In tho oivll wnr troni a sense
f duty to his native state; but when
ho sheathed It again, under thu apple
Ireo ut Appomattox Court house, there
iv tis not a stain upon its blade. Even
tlitiHii who wero oppotuul to (Sou. Leo
upon Iho batllelluhl wero as ready us
til most Intimate friends nnd anient
admirers to testify lo hl wol-ili'serv
d (itinti a a mllltnry lender, an well
a to litii inttiiy private virtues.
(leu. Iei, nhorlly after the mirren
dor nt Ammunition, boouuio pnndduivl
of WiuIiIiikIoii iH)llitu, at Lexington,
mid itovuM himself In Iho tliUie uf
Ihut position u lidon slluk mi
Wodliesdu) evening. Hup A hu
wit a bum in mU ii uo( at Ihu Uh
Itthlu. hr sunli In lib) liliulr Ullll IllHMIIIIW
I II ii l bin A rjydl"U ooii nl In.
liuiieiui, Mini In lliM uuiirtm uf the I mi
iU i following hit kiuMiiily luipriivml,
null I II lioiawl lit Mut mil ul iUu
tr If Ml Mil IhM (idluHli.g MudH)
inenliig iu hhiii xddviil) Mud
Mj'iijly wurv HH'I i 'IihuumI la uK
until doath claimed its victim. During
tho early part of his illness ho slept
much and spoke seldom, but was
rational when awake, and Tuways re
cognized thoso at his bedside. At
times his mind seemed to wander,
and on several occasions roverted to
tho army. Ho once ordered his tent
to bo struck, and at another time do
sired that "Hill should bo sent to tho
front." Ho suffered but comparative
ly littlo pain during ins whole Illness,
and expired very quietly and peaco-
iiilly at OiaUon Wednesday morning.
In nothing, let tho sciences and in
ventivo genius of tho ago set up what
claims they may, lias the world so mi
proved as Its knowledge of its own
geography. Within tho memory of
innnv hvinc. and so short a time nrro
mat It seems like a lew years only,
. -1 " ... . .o
tho maps ot our own school geogra
phies wero naked m many places, great
spaoo being marked wit a tlio letters
"unexplored." These tracts, or vast
regions of country wero mapped out
indifferently in all the continents,
while great archipelagoes wero put
down as never having been explored,
and no accounts of them were given.
Central Africa was a terra incognito,
and vast areas of South America had
nover been visited, and oven great
stretches of country in North Amorica,
within tho United States oven, had
never been cxolored and wero unmat)-
- ljuU, except under the head, or title
unexplored." Kegions m Asia, too,
wero unexplored, or at least our
knowledge of tho country, its physical
features anil its people consisted only
in stories very much like tho wondor
iul accounts of .Marco l'olo, or tho
fitorien told ot thu marvels of America
by thu wnly Spanish, and other diacov
erors and adyunturvrs.
But to-day tbiH in idl difforenfr, and
thy world is nmppud out with ;ic;urocy,
almost, for thu -study of ovury school
child. Thura w scaree a part of tbo
earth rewmtiiing nuexplorod, scoruu n
wiotitiH which biiu not beou vim ted by
tiio advouturouH of tbusu modern
Tho tvavolsof Liviugstouo and Stau-1
loy in Africa havo snpplomonrod thoso
of Mungo Park aod Brnco, and thu
u.ipaeities aud possibilities of tbo great
Congo Uasin and Central Afriita tribu
tary to it, lmvo buuoiuvj fomiliarutud to
tlio civilized world. Tbo hcadwators
ot thu Amazon, aud tho great oniidro
surrounding thom, have been explored,
aud :i Llumiiolut lias nuuiu us aeuiiHtuc-
ed with the iaiiiiiuoraolo l-osourees of
South America, whilo Aijjwyiii mid
other soioutinto Ainericau voyagird
havo added to our knowledge. Tho
unknown in Central Amurioa and
Mexico bus beoorno known, whilo tho
Great Amoricou Desert" 1ms been ex
plored and fonud to be a fruitful region,
lrom which tho groutent agricultural
sttitu of the Union, KansiiH, has been
carved. It bus disup'ioarod from our
maps, when scarce tweuty-tivo or
thirty yoturs ago it aocountod for tho
lui'gor portion of tlio ara jotwoen tho
Mississippi and tho Hoc Icy mountain!.
in Into years, rowoii, vneolor andj
El:tjden, by tboiir explorations in tbo
turrirnnos, tnrongu and along tbo
Rooky niomdaiuri and down Uio Grwat
Canyon of Colorado, liavu loft no part
of the Unitxtd States nuknowu aad
nnmnppad tor our geographies.
What bus baen trno uf tho WeHtem
hlmiMphurtt uad Air km hiw bean trut
Itussia's coriHlaot ooorouohmonU io
Asia havo caused Tartary to be map
ped, havo caused tho English to loam
the geography of Afghanistan anil tlio
Celestial empire, China having bon
opened to civilized comoiorco no lon
ger reinalhs a ni) stery. Its rivuiH aro
known and thoir courses have been
traced; its mountain rangofi Jiavo boon
visited and mapped in their course,
and tho fertile from the storiio regioris.
of tho viut empire are knoMr,aiul shown-'
on the maps. Thu geography of liulia,
Maylay, bitun, Cochin China ami Tou
quin, as well as the dimensions and
features and U products of the is
lands of Ocutiuisa are known, and
even the far uorthhinds of tho Artie
regions havo been visited. Franz
Josef land, and Grooly's polar expe
dition has added to our kuowuledgo
of tho Ice barricaded regions of the
Whon, too, it is romoniborod that
thoso explorations, by which wo lmvo
acquired all this knowledge of the
earth's surfaoo, all the knowledge we
have, have been mudo within three or
four decades at most, modern enter
prise, adventure ami thu scientific de
mand that has caused this wandering
up and down the face of tho earth can
not pu too much commended. Ql'lie
earth is ours, anil the fullness thereof
should not escape us for tho want of
enterprise that has enlarged our kuowl
edge of its geography in this ago. -Kansas
American Literary Activity.
A now growth of literary ami intel
lectmil activity seems to bo .springing
up among the people of the United
States. Otu people talk of til Huron t
things now than they did a decade or
so ago. Tho newspaper tiro lillod
with history, science, and literature,
In addition to their market reports and
tho news, which wero ton years ago
their all aud lit all. Wo are getting
yut ot tho formative element when the
nation was going on tho "root-hog-or-dle"
principle, aud aro fast advancing
into thu stage of being comfortably
well olV and of having time to enjoy
ami cultivate the beautiful, tho pleas
tint, and thu good. Art taste Isspilug
lug up, a knowledge of science and
philosophy in common, and the people
are thinking of nomothlng eUe than
broad and butter and tho making of
money. ChwUimt .nnfrr.
KmIuI Flushes of liletitrlciKy.
MglitllliiU ha Ullml l.OOJ pcriotu
In l'lunuu siiit'o IbtfA. An timl iiiiiii
Imi have Iwuii svrmiulv, Ihuiigh not
IhUH), WoumiIimI. uiid Au Iiiin a
liiHiiy liuuk I he hot )r wtrt thu
most fiitul, unit U mv rumai kitUle
Mil liMtlug lawn Iho hol iiu wmum,
Them Ua liol Uhii u dwulh
friiui iihiMiuji m t'ttru in ihw Ihtpail
lliuiil u( Ihw tot'iui siiie U Ihouxh
llitrvliMiw Imhi man) tudvul Itullllf
lliriv iliii nji ihut imuv
A THOUSAND CHEER8.
A tlionaml cheers for the bllrjhtcd life,
The lonolv oni; we dolly meet.
The sod, gad lot a knight In the strife
Is trodden down ly rapid feet.
He seeds our hand In the hearth ss race,
The vol-e of love mlplit calm his. fears.
Our smile mlpht brighten Ills rarewoin face,
Inspire his life with a thousand cheers.
A thousisnd cheers for the Rowing girl I
With her tired hands and her henry heart
Tliougli puro In soul unknown In the whirl
Of money-makers In cltv mart.
O beautiful flower on the tolhome path,
O Jewel rare for the wenry eyes,
O thought sublime that her tolling hath
A thousand cheers Iiom the starry skies I
A thouand cheers for tho honest boy,
Unlearned In schemes of fame and wealth,
Whose steps are heralds of restless joy
The res'lessjoy of rugucd health.
The clouds may shadow, some sunny day,
This picture gilt with morning Hgut,
But honor on earth still Hurts n way
And room enough for n deed ot right.
A thousand ebens for the man of might!
Who bravely si rives when others tall,
Whoniarclics "on to the losing fight
Wht-n rights go down and wrongs prevail.
The mau who bears Iho scorn and the Irowu
And Censure's hitler lilastinir breath,
Iteeelves, nt last, a dear-bought crown,
A thousand chrcrs at the gates of death.
11. Jr. Callahan, m The Current
TO A JUNK HOSE.
O roval Rose I the Koman dress'd
His least With thee; thy petals press'd
Augnsum urows; mine oaor line,
Mix'd with the threc-tlmcs-mluclcd wine.
Lent the long Thracluu draught Its zesi.
Whnt marvel then. If host and cuesb J
Uy Love, by Song, by 'I hee caress' J,
iiHii-ireuiuicu on Hie lnit-uivin?,
O royul lto3e!
And yet nnd vet I love, thee best
In our o!d gun. ens of thu. West,
iviiciner iiDout my tim'cii thou twine,
Or Hers, that brown eved mnld of mine.
Who lulls thee on her lawny breust,
u royal Jtosoi
Austin Dubson, in Harper's 31ar;azine.
IN A HOLLOW ELM.
Tbo n:uroinr train, with a crcat
rjitllo nnd mach snorting und pufflog
from tho looomotiro, skntd tbo low
er end of tbo little Now England Til
lugo of Middloton, and (Inully, with
whBczy si-h, us though from exbuaH
tion, oumu to a stnudriUll oppoaito tho
red, box-like structure dijaitiod w'ith
tuu n;i iuu ot depot.
(Jno ptv?senger alighted, aud after
Bnndry prolimiunry puffs and stiorte,
the train oontinuod on its course.
.Nemo among thu littio throng of
idlers on tha atatinu platform recog
nized tho new ooruer, who was rather
shabbily dressed, with a consumptive
sloop to bin shoulders and a pale,
clear-out fitce, lighted by two large
black eyes, which, from their dreamy
expression, seemed to bo gadug upon
some seotie fur away.
"(mens he's a book peddler," said
old Isaiah Buttertiold, tho village ora
cle, shading his eyes with his hand
and ga.ing after the stranger. "Yea,
I know bo is, for he's turnin' into
Squiro Merrinian's gate. Coin' to git
him as a subscriber font, as a sort of a
recommend, an' then tuckla the rest
of the village."
Enquire Jacob Morrimy.n wa tho
village magnate, and livod m Uib tin
est Loune in town.
The supposed book peddler walked
fdowly up tho straight gravel path
lendiDs to tbo front door, and rung;
After quite a long wait during which
nv blind wiu cuut'uiualy opened at un
upper window una u pair of bright
ayea surveyed tho fLdtor, tho door
wan opened by a ncrvnnt girl who bud
evidontly jn6t coma from tho wnsn
tub, judp-ing from tbo red, perspiring
fact und steaming, parboiled Arms,
wbioh wore brd ithovo thoolbows.
"Snre, wo wmit nothin' to-tltiy!"
ciried tho girl, with 00 aogry toss, of
ht't iwad, ttud sho Wat, about" to eloso
tboxloor. 1 '
"I beg your phrdon!" said tho visi
tor, stepping into the hall. "Is Miss
Kuto at home?"
"That she is, sir."
"Take her my card, please," 'con
tinued tho caller. q
nd thrusting his liana into an in
ner pocket, ho drew therefrom a
shabby wallet, and handed tho girl a
card, on whieh was written, iu bold
characters, tho name:
The girl took tho card by one cor
nor, with tho timrof her thumb anil
linger, and bidding the gentleman bo
seated in tho hall, disappeared.
In a few minutes sho returned, and
with saucy pertness delivered her
"Sure, Miss Kate says sho's not at
homo to the loikos of ji'ouA'
Ah!" murmured lvont, and hlspalo
Ho did not stop to expostulate or
make further inquiries concerning this
strango niossago, but walkod through
tho door, which the girl hold opon for
him, and slammed shut, witli a bang,
as soon as his feet touched the
porch, with his shoulders moro stooped
than when ho entered.
"I might have expected this," ho
muttered, between thu house and the
And another weary sigh escaped
He stopped a minuto on tho side
walk, and, after looking up and down
tho street, walked toward tho left, and
a short dlstancu from thu house turned
down another street whieh led by tho
town hall anil the two meetinghouses,
thu blacksmith shop, and tho grave
yard across the railroad, and tho nar
row littlo Hiver Ipswich, and on out
into tlio uoutitrv.
I'll take ouu last look at thu farm,"
ho said, when ho readied (ho bridge,
and paused for it moment to gazo down
Into thu tumbling water, "and then go
back to tho old life of toil, and hunger,
Ho heard the sound of approaching
wheels, und rained hi eyes.
A little wagon, drawn by a stout
puny, whoso driver win a rosy uhuekrd,
I'liiiy-himded ) tiling lud, not ovor
t went ) ears of iiKu, wan rapidly tip
jirotdilng, and ul mghl uf Hit nuny ami
driver liu ulmvk it gum lliikd, ami
glad siullo uf rwHtftiilUuii iiroal4il hi
Tim MHy lkfHl Uk sum he
nudriMl llw brttk. mmI Juliit ivujit
rwUtuI lit Imi Ut U turty-liwdl
liMOil lllullllHg. MlM t)Uull)tl!" iw
Ailll UlU l I'J'l'd ,oU
'Well, 1 declare!" cried Ella Os
borne, in a clear, ringing voice It's
John Kent, come back to old Miudlo
tonl" Tho young man smiled sadlv.
"Yes," it is I." he said. "I'm
going to take a last look at tho old
"And where havo
all these years since
"In tho West," ho answered, with
an ambiguous wave ot tho baud in that
"And you didn't niako your for
tune?" "No; I camo back poorer than when
I went away."
"That's too bad!" sho said, pitying
ly. "Havo you been up to see KaQ?"
"I called on Miss Alcrriinan as I
came from the train. Sho was at
home, but not to mo."
"Tho proud, stuck-up-thing!" cried
the girl, indignantly. "As though
you weren't as good as she any day!
Well, I declare!"
"1 suppose I would havo been roy
ally welcomed if I had returned a rich
man, or been, as I onco hoped to be,
the owner of the Hill Farm."
"Well, 80H10 peoplo aro mighty
queer in their friendships. How,
when I'm anybody's friond I'm out
and out thoir friend, and when I don't
liko them I tell tlioni so. It wouldn't
have hurt her to come down and said,
'How d'ye do?' I'm glad to sco you,
although you ain't looking so well as
you woie when you left Middloton."
l vo been sick," said Kent, "and
I've worked verv hard tho last vear."
"How that you've got back home
you must take a long rest. Father
will bo mighty glad toseo vou. Wo'ro
living at tho farm now. He's
foreman of the factory. You
wouldn't know tho old place: it's
changed a good deal since vou woro
there. I'm just going up to tho store
to get sumo tainggt and if you will
Wtttt hftro, 1 11 hurry and gtTO you a
"Thank you!" said Kent, cratcfuU
Aud tho girl, touching the pony
With her whip drove on.
"Sho at louet is honest and sincere,"
mnsed Kent, leaning un tho bridge
rail aud gating into the water. "Sho
ulways was straightforward and out
spoken, and sho's grown lo bo a very
There was a school of little fiHb jtwt
nudor tho edge of tho bridge, aud ho
amused himself by watching their
playful gtumbuls, until the pony came
Then ho clambered in beside the
girl, and, under tho influence of her
cheer manner, his face brightened,
and ho talked freely about hiiuaclf and
"1 suppose Hill Faro, is still owned
by my cousin?" ho asked.
"Yes, Hiok Warnor is still master,
nnd iw mean us over, llo's getting
richer every day, what with tho farm,
aud the factory, and tho orchard. But
he gets no pleiwure out of big money,
and works evi-y day liko a slave.
He's rutting down nil tho vtoodlaud,
and this morning gavo orders tha the
big elm that oferhangs tho enotern
corner of tho house, bo felled."
"That's a pity!" said Kent. "It
wus my uncle fv oritp trco. ily great
jrffoat grandfather, who was un oiliuor
h Viwbingtun3 tinny, planted it. 1
ka?6 heard tho story "often. Ofto day
ho entortainetl tho Father of his
Country und sonio oflicers in tlio old
ma ns. on. Thoy iodo over from tho
headquarters of the Continental arhiy,
which was then at Danvers. General
Washington's filling whip was a small
elm branch. When hnjtarted to go
back, my gnctt great grandfather
noticed it ad presented the General
with his own riding whip. In re
membrance of the Fatiior of his Con n-.
try, ho planted iho elm br&ueh nnd it
grow U bo a great tree, lvould have
valuedit, but my Cousin Warner is
not a man of poiuic tomporainontv
ami would very quickly sacrilico a
family relic.Oif it added to his rov
eiiuos." Thoso rellections led Kent into a
reminiscent vein, and ho regaled his
fair listener with stories and quaint
anecdotes of hi ancestors, who had
been among tho iirst settlers and had
been prominent men iu tho infant
"If your undo had only mado an
other "will boforo he died, as ever v
body believed ho intended to do," said
the girl, when ho linished," "you
would havo been master at Hill
"Yes," ho answered, with a sigh of
regret, and relapsed into silence.
When tho pony turned into the
well remembered carriago road which
led by the graveyard where la' tho
bones of his 'ancestors for many gen
erations, and dually mounted tho lit
tlo hill, on whoso brow the tonant
house was built, Ella Osborno noticed
that there were tears in her compan
ion's eyes and her hand touched his
with womanly sympathy.
"I am rorry, John," she said, "that
it makes you'feol so bad."
"1 am all right now," ho answored.
bravely dashing away the tears; ami
jumping from tho wagon, walked
through tho neglected grounds to tho
great elm troe, at whoso base two
sturdy woodmen wero industriously
Ho watched them awhile with misty
eyes, and was about turning away
when an exclamation from one of thu
choppers caught his ear, and caused
him to approach nearer.
"1 swan, Jim!" said the man to hU
companion; "we've had our labor for
our paliiN. The old tree is only a ahull,
and it is lit for nothing put stove
" Thu boss will he tu mnd a a hor
net!" vuuuhsufod tho other.
And thoy resumed thoir cutting
"Uko my bonus!" murmured John
K u ut, watohlng thani. "Thu old true
is a delusion.'
PitMouily it Imgtin lo loiter, und thu
ohuppem hiiiljiul linw Ui jump lu uuu
UId Iih It ftMl with gmi ortih.
ami twig hhiI Ui uf Imi k Jlmv in all
Out ul ihn iumh oliHiUw) up lu liwl
law trunk mid Uwkam lopptu ull llm
J.d. ii (tout ifiquid fonurd mtvml
ttik fur l'U.y ul Ihu ut Iruvttj
a souvenir, when tho man among tho
limbs dropped his ax and jumped ex
citedly to tho ground.
"Ho, Jim!"" ho cried. "Hero is a
tin box wedged into tho forks. Maybo
there's gold in it, for old Sam. Kent
was considerable of a miser, aud this
may bo some of his store."
"That is certainly a box that be
longed to my uncle," said Kent, ap
proaching. "I am Mr. Kent's nephew "
Tho man who had discovered tho
box, pulled it from its hiding place,
and muttering something about "Find
ings being keepings," passed it over to
With trembling hands tho young
man wrenched oil' tho rustv lid, and
the young men bent forwariCibagerly to
seo what it contained.
Only a bundlo of pnpers, yellow
with age, and tied together with a
faded nieco of bluo ribbon.
"Only papora!" thoy cried, in chorus,
and turned away in disgust.
John Kent, howover, soiled tho
package, and brushing aside tlio mold
road this endorsement on tho back of
tho topmost paper:
"Last Will and Testament of Snmiicl Kent,
"Found at last!" he cried, joyfully.1
Ho dropped the empty box, and wav
ing the papers triumphantly in tho
air, ran toward Ella Osborne, who was
advancing to meet him.
"The will is found!" ho cried.
And both, Vory much excited, pro
ceeded to dceipner tho crabbed writing
of tho moldy document.
It? Was indeed the old farmer's last
will, and in it ho bequeathed all his
property laud, cattle and stocks-rto
his duarly beloved nophow, John
"It is a perfectly legal document,"
said Nicholas Warner, when tho mat
tor was laid before him. ,vWo will
go to a lawyer to-morrow, Mr. Kent,
und I Will turn over to you tho prop
erty, aud tlio prolits for the last live
Tho naws of John Kont's pood for
tune spread lihn wildliro, aod con
gwtulntiona poured in on hiio from
When he vidrcd the villago, next
day, Miss Kato aiorritnnn met'
him on tho street uad greeted him
"I sun so sorry," Bnidsbo with a be
witching smile, "that I did notenoyou
when jou called yeKterday."
"Tho aervant told, mo you wero;
not at homo to roe." HUid
Kout, coldly; "but Ella.. Osboroo
has promihtd to bo my wife, und
after we aro married 1 shall always
bo at homo to you." (Jcof-gc )Vi
Men THio Bvcak Down,
Mr. Conant. tfuyw an eastern paper,
belonged to a olac-s which, ta.Xcn b
tho larger sense, includes nearly nil;
professional men physicians, lawyers
and clergymen, as well as journalists.
This class is misnamed tho infcdloctunl
olaas, for the work of merchants, bank
ers inTentors, baildcrs, ia fact alb
uv& who aw required tQ incessantly
nso their jndgniout and designing
foonltiftfl, is as strictly intellectual asC
that of tbo mau who edit a nowspa
por, writes a poem or composes ser
oion. Hankers and builders, mer
chants and master mechanics, break
down as frequently as editors and
preacher's, tho only dillerenco being
that they aro not "so..prominent, aud
consequently not so nmch talked about.
I know a lloor-wtilkor in a great dry
goods storo whoso mental organization
is exactly liko that of certain clergy
nien and journalists, ami once in
awhile breaks dowu just as sonio
preachers and editors do, and for tho
atno reason. I know a contractor
who, is of pure mind and correct hab
its, but for once, after having secured
a contract in which there waCH sure
littlo fortune, strayed from homo and
was not found ami brought back until
hisQfumily nnd business friends had
givon away to tlio crudest suspicious
as to tho cause of his disappearance.
What is tho matter with those men?
Well, tho same trouble that drives
thousands of women to tho mad-house,,
tho invalid chamber, or untimely
death. Their work is never done
not if thoy aro fit for their respoctivo
positions. A managing journalist may
havo the ploasatitcst positioti aud most
considorato employers in tho world,
blithe wants it bettor; his competitors
aro as energetic as himself, and tho
doings of the day will not arrange
thoiusolves according to tho mental
convenieuco of any man alive. So tho
editor falls into a rut that is, ho
gives his entire time and thought to
his work. His ollico hours may end
daily at a stated time, but Ins work
does not end with them; ho tills his
pockets with nianuscriiits, another
with books, takes a handful of news
papers and starts for homo to continue
his daily routine. Iu the oourso of
time ho finds himself forgetful or
sluggish of mind; then ho consults
either a physician or a barkeopor and
swallows whatever is given him. With
tho relief thus temporarily obtained
he goes on, imagining himself cured,
but soon ho finds himself obliged to
return for stronger doses.
In tho course of time stimulants, no
matter how honestly taken, ceaso to
stimulate, for tho simple reason that
nothing is left to work upon. Tho
man is used up and tho day conies
when tho tired mind, incapable of do
ing anything else, begins to turn upon
nnd de'stroy Itself, just hi any other
broken down nuiuhlno always does.
Mut wheru ono editor fails in this way
tt seoru of other professional men fol
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