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ALBANY, OREGON, DECEMBER 3, 1880.
9m ' ttk cttr.
fifteen y ears ago Barmouth wu a quiet
litoe village. Trie whistle or the l-on
bone was not to be heard within many
ird within many
bUm, and the passage of the coach be-
tween Dolgelly and Carnarvon
sole event ot (he day. There waa one
betel and some half-dozen shops and other
bouses where lodging were to be obtained ;
but slliht ma waa the accommodation it
Ail It equaled the demand.
. "Just t he place for a fellow rn be able to
ketch without people coming to look over
bi houlder." wm the comment ot Hugh
Canon, a young artist, aa he took iiU firat
troll upon the send.
A tell, well-built young Mlae. with
leg rather long for bit body and a fe.ee
rather heavy ta renose, . bat bright and
wRina wtirw be Uc. The tide waa
- - mmt. m turn lfcermiti wcreiaentflng their
neu ami tarring their boat, and a lady
and child were down nixm (be rocks, near
'the edge of tbe ea.
"Abright bit of color on those dark
rock." lie said "with tlie Mauri on fix;
left aud the sea beyond, and that nbrut
headland coming in just rite thing to be
He had hi sketchinz-tiook under his
arm and hia colnr-hox In his torkef. and
fitting down on the sand hill he set rapld
. ly to work. For an hour and a half he
worked steadily, and tlien the bright bit ot
color and trie clilkl moved on toward ine
bore. Still he worked on at his sketch.
ltd was almot startled when a shadow
parsed aeros hi paper. He glanced up.
and saw a girl ot som twenty years old
with a younger one of seven or etaht. Tlx
child droppeil the hand sbe was holding.
ana came fearlessly up.
"Please may I look at your picture f
He nodded silently, and went on with
"Oh, cousin Amy, such a iretty pic
ture ! and there are you on the rock. Do
The girl glanced at the artist, but neither
by look nor motion did he second the
child reaueat - and with a Utile ahnv ol
ber shoulders site turned away, and walked
a slowly until overtaken by her cousin.
"What a bear I am !" the young man
aid to himself. I ought to have got tip
and grinned and taken off my hat, I suppose,
ud asked her to look at it ; but it's no
ae, I cant on with women. I never
can think what to say to them. I have no
doubt she thought me a perfect bear. And
ao I am. But I suppose it's my nature.
And he want an with his painting." "One
o'clock ; it's time 10 go in to dinner. The
tide ia coating up and covering the rock ;
I will Snub it to-morrow morning
Ttie next day he worked until dinner.
And waa greatly contented with the result.
It will make a capital thing," be said ;
I have been very lucky with the lights
2 do tbiuk it will be the best thing 1 have
Hi pleasure was a little marred by the
tfaet that the two girls had again been out
"osi the rocks, aud bad on their return pas.
1 close by him ; but this time the child
bad kept close to her cousin.
-Offended, evidently," was bis mutter
ed comment, and no wonder. I wish I
was not such a bear."
The following morning be waa late In
Carting tor a stroll across the sand. The
tde bad already turned, and tliere are few
place on the coast where it comes in more
rapidly than on the Barmouth sands. For
Ions; time its approach Is ro gradual that
it emu hardly be noticed : but . wben it
.reaches a certain point it comes in with
startling speed. ... .
There are those gfrls on the rock
glrt." he' said, " and he shaped hh course
o a to carry fain to the rhrfitnf ilwin
lie had not gone fifty yards along- the edge
ol the sane when he heard a louil ,cry be.
bind bin.- He looked rotmd -and saw that
4be eider girl, "who was reading, had risen
roma cwp-tool on " which he waa- kitt
ing, and that the cmlu was no the . rock.
already vtit par by a rapKHy increasing
sttm of wafer. -"The ry.i the child mi
d!covertng her sitestiou wa echoed hy
ber companion, who was about to rush
Into tbe water wben Hugh rau,up
' Air right, little one J" he shouted
cheerily. "f'I fetch yon out."
So ayjg be -waded into Om wnter.
4blch was alreadr neatly an to hi waLr.
roeebedl the little sari took ber ia .bis arm
An urrketi iir to ttie iore-
'There you are a right as possible." be
id as be put Her down ; '"but you must
jnlnd, pi'f, tor tit tides are very rapid
ftere." - . ..
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I HToMis yoa -so rety- niich, sir." tha
i elder girl said i "It Is nost kind ot you."
f- . ' Tbaartl iookod lno; the slmhed free
of the girt, sod tboeyeo ia trbicb the
tears were standing, ami fats babkital slir
pea fWljOpoa blm. Mattering tomithiog
booiirU belajf no odd at all. he talmid hia
b-t and, tanrinx upon hi tunrt, agaia pur-
. at ' 1 J -
fUOSi BIS) wMK.; '.-,-t ft
( HJP faally i bear. 'Amy Herbert
.fs s1m hrrii oSr-whh tHe child to.
. twd tha sattd till, by bo ;.
- fjwi aod yet by hi voice lam'
.& 6ml& be very ijr tf he liked." .:
.;AtBy Erfcorfc b .r tpnW ' what-Mf-er
of shy men, ' t(he ws iv ottty daugh
ter rfy weHSy U?k-hitof cotton
elascr, and MaiicticMer iH-j'htt clas shy
ytvngm among ft rw.fictlmi. 'fbe
ar ce.iiO!iaiI to aduilr iiion. t,r she
pes ;t!y ansi an heir-. and in both
.fti. s r4 much of ; hut. though a
?jrrr;J and wU'fitf, froU, wrt
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z lt t war. sh wsa seait Bn.
;J, s-i was as bright sad lovable
I girl as was to be found in the metropolis
I or cotton.
For tha nevt two day. TTne-h Carson
I j .-
bl" m w lhe nutter or
I V. 1 l I r .
"'ITiat rising tide has ei ven her a ti leht,"
he said to himetf, "and they've taken to
the hills. R uber a nn!ance, because I
have done with these tints and shall be
doing the hills myself. However, thry
are extensive enouzh without runnins
against each other, as we alway seemed to
oe doing nere."
In fact, as Huzb and his acquaintances
took their meals at about the same hour.
and both came In at the verr last moment
before tbem, It is not singular that each
day tltey had, either moraine afternoon or
recinc met at least once In the qntt-t
l street ; and each time Hnjfrt raise
his hat. Miss Herbert bowed tffgidly,' and
her Htt!e cousin nodded brightly. Once
when lie na&sed the door of tlif Ir lodzine.
Jnt as they were going In. the child ran
acrom the road a htrr comin entereii, and
iMit her hand into hi, and talked to him
tor two or thre minutes, and convi-re-J to
htm the thanks ot her iiianiiii::," who was
not strong, and did not go out much, tor
having cjirrleil her a ncross tlie thle. For'
the next three days Hugh Carson was en -
Cnged in painting a iiictiircsque old farm
house lying far on tlie hill. The subject
was a good one aud be set to produce a
finished picture on the spot, ami worked
at it from early morning, as long a th
light lasted, makiue bi breakfast and
lunch ot milk and bread and cheese obtain
ed at tlie larm house. TJnon tlie third
evening he was returning from his work,
walking along the edge of the hill, looking
down upon tlie sea. when be came upon
the little girl lying on the ground, crying
Why. little one, what is the matter ?"
Tlie child, who bad not Iward him ap
proaching, leaped to her feet, and unon
seeing who it was, a iook ot pleasure flash
ed id oss her tear-stained face.
"Oh, please sir, do beln me ! Cousin
Amy baa tumbled down the hill !"
"Good gracious, child, wheie ha she
fallen?" Hugh said In horror: for the
spot wliere they stood was above one of
the steepest slope between Barmouth and
'Down there, sir : she was Dickinc a
flower whe.i she slipped : and I cau't set
at lier, but can see her."
And the ehild led the young artist to a
point further on, where I he plateau Dro-
jected, ami the face of the hill where Amy
had fallen was visible.
The slope where she had slisned was
very steep, but beciuie even steeper lower
uuwn. luen a rocky ledge projected, and
below it an abrunt nrccii.iee soma fiftv
leet high. Amy Herbert lay on the ledge.
6lie had rolled down on to it, and had
evidently struck her head, for he was iu-
ensiuie. nil ledge was some three feet
wide; and. front the position in which
the girl lay. It was probable that at the
flrt inoveiuerit made a she came to she
would roll over the edgi.
AH right, little one : don't crv : I will
get to cousin Amy. She has hurt herself,
Out I dare say sbe will be all right when
I get to tier." .
Hugh spoke clieerfully. but he was bv no
means sure mat (lie elrl wa not killed.
lie looked closely at the grassy slope. It
wa easy enough to slide down" ; but there
was no getting up again. He was fully
mile and a halt from tlie town ; but -he
dared not run tor aid, for if tlie girl par
daily recovered ane mirfit be dasberi to
pieces betoie bis return. It was evident
that he must slide down to he". But tlie
child puzzled him. He wa afraid to send
ner to tne village by herself, afraid to
leave her alone on the ton : besides, if
tliey were to stand on that ledge till help
came it would be much more nleawmt
wlih tlie child there, both for Amy and
lAxk here, Piusy," he said, after j
miume's th mh, -will y.,u he a eood
quiet little girl, if I take you with me down
to cousin a my if ' v-
Tbe child tiodted seriousiy.
licre goes, then." he said ; "now you
take hold ol my hand very tiijlit, and we
will go down as Cr a we can, , then we'll
lie down on the grass ; yon put your arms
round my neck and we will .slide down
So It wa done not without danger but
Mugn waastiong and steady ; aud lying
n bis fitce, with one arm . round the child.
fte held on to the tufts of era and let
himself slide a gently as he couVI. Still
bis heart beat fast for an instant, wben, on
reaching the steepest point of tlie slope.
iney slipped down with a rush the last
fifteen feet to the ledge wliere Amy lay.
nair over the brink ot the sheer fall heUr
"Now, Pussy, you sit down quiet while
see to cousin Amy. ' .-,
Very anxiously the young artist lifted
the girl's bead from the grass. There was
a little pool of blood below It. wi.iei.
nad nowed from a wound just above the
ear. He put hi fingers to her wrist, and,
after a minute ot anxious susnensinn. h.
felt very faint flickering pulse.
"Thank God 1" he murmured devoutly.
Then he took out a whisky- flask aiul
ponred a few drops between the clinched
teeth. Again and again he did this, the
child ail he time sitting perfectly auiet
and watching with quief, frightened eyes.
Presently the girl sighed faintly.
'Take bold of cousin Amy's band."
Hugh said, "and when you see her open
ber eyes tpeak to her eentlr. Tell her to
lie still, put your face close to hers, so tbat
she mar see you when she oiiens her eyes.
Hugh was sitting on tlie ground support
ing the elrl. whose head rested on his
shoulder. Presently there was a move'
ineiit of the eyelid and theu slowly and
languidly the eyes opened.
"There, cousin Amy. you are better
now. Lie anite auiet. You have turt
yourself, ami must be vary good.""
The eyes expressed recognition and a
aint wonder, and then closed aetitn. Hugh
walked a little and tlien poured a few more
drops of whisky between her lips. This
ttme the effect waa more decided. . She
moved, shook her head and tried to avoid
the mouth of tlie fl.uk. Then she looked
"What is it ?" she said faintly. "What
are you doing ? Where am I ?"
"Yon must be qutet and good." the
child said positively. "Yon must not
move, the srentleman savs so."
This time tlie speech waa vaguely undi-r-
stjod, lor she looked beyond the child's
face to that ot Hneh.. closed her evc
again, a it she doubted thorn, looked
again, mid then she mnd nu effort to raiie
her head. Then flush siioke. ireutfv but
"My dear young lady, you must lie
quite quiet. You have fallen down and
hurt yoiirseli. and you are taint and weak
You are quite safe where you are. bnt ynu
cannot move, tor we re on the side of the
hill, and inut wait till help comes. Your
cousin is here with you. Klsa her. Pussy."
Amy Herbert lUtened in a sort of con
fused wonder. She did not understand In
the least, except that she was told to be
qutet in firm authoritative tones, . such as
had not been addressed to her since she
was a child. The warm kiss of her little
cochin seemed to assure tier that all was
right, and with a little sigh she closed her
eyes again, and waa soon breathing quiet
ly. Then the child turned to Hugh.
"Amy's gone to sleep. My nams Isn't
Pussy, but Ida Ida Herbert,"
"All right. Ma. I'll call you so In fu
ture. Now, Ida, when you stand up. can
yon see the road down below there ?"
"Fust see it." the child said; "but it Is
geti ing dark. When are we going home ?"
'I am afraid we are not going home to
night, Ida. Certainly not unless some one
comes along that road, - and there Is not
much chance of that."
"Where are we to sleep f " Ida asked
"We must slepp just where we are.
Cousin Amy w'll sleep here, and you shall
cur! up close to me and lay vour
ngalutt me on the other side, and I
think you'll be cold."
"But I want supper before I go to bed."
"Ah you can't have supper to-night,
Ida ; but it will lie great fun, you know,
sleeping out liere for a bit, and I expect
that presently your mamma'will send peo
ple out to look for you, and then we shall
hear them shout and we shall shout back
again, and then they'll come with some
ropes and iip we shall go to tlie top. Now
shall I tell you a story ?" -
"Oh. yes. please." Ida said, delighted.
"Will you sit quiet by me, then ? and
when you fee! sleepy you just lay your
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neau uimii hiiii ou u Sleep. I Will go
on with my story till you're asleeu : but
we must talk very low, else we shall awake
For an hour he told stories of fairies aud
enchanters, and then the little head leaned
gradually against his waistcoat, ami in tlvi
mlnntes he stopped in tlie middle of Ids
narrative. Then Amy Herbert spoke
I am cot asleep ; I have been awake
for some time., and have been thlnkimr
You are the gentleman who rescued Ida off
ttie roiks. are you not ? '
"Yes." Hugh said.
"I thought so. Now. please, how came
you and Ma here, and where are we, and
why don't we go home t
"You rolled down a steep eraasy slope
on to a ledge. You struck your head in
falling, and were insensible for a time.
came up, and rhnuld have run oft" lor assi
tance, but I feared it you moved before
came back you would fall over another
fifty feet, so I took Ida and slipped down
"O't I move " the girl asked, present
'Are yotr uncomfortable ?" '
"No," she said, thyly.
"Then you had better He still," Ilneh
said decisively. "The ledge is very narrow
and you are weak, and I dare say elddr.
for you lost a great deal ot blood. So you
really might fall over if yon sat up. With
my arm round you, you are quite safe
And Hugh emphasized the tact by draw
ing ner still more closely to him. Her
slight figure yielded to the pressure, and
ith a little movement, which was very
like the nestle with which Ida had oretac-
eci ner subsidence to sleep. Amy Herbert
lay quiet, and In a very few mlnntes Hugh
was sure from her regular breathinir that
she too was asleep.
"It must be nearly 10 o'clock." Hmrh
said to himself . "I should think we ought
very soon to get out of this.4 The old lady
will be fidgety at half-past 7. alarmed at
half-past 8, and by half-past 9 sheoueht to
have all Barmouth out with torches. But
women are so long before they set about a
thing in earnest. Tbey bertn to flriot
long before a man does ; bnt they don't
set to work to take decided steps: Still,
searcners ought to be out by this time ; I
am beg Inning to feel horrible cramped. I
suppose some fellows would like this sort
ot thing, but t dou't see any point io it
In another quarter of an hour Hash saw
eevcral lights coming along the road be-
low, and could hear faint shouts, which
seemed to be echoed by a party proceed
ing along tlie bill. They -Were moving
but slowly, tor there were lights half way
up ttie race, aud tliey were evidently
searching very eareftuty. Tlie wind waa
from them, and it was useless for Hugh to
try and return flitir shoots. Gradually
tliey got nearer, and he determined to
make an effert. but to do so it was necessary
to stand up. He moved slightly, and tlie
elder girl moved also.
-Wake up, please," he said ; help Is
at liaiid." :
She raised herself up.
"I do think I have been asleep. I feel
ever so much better."
"I will stand up to shor.t." Hugh said
"Will you lean back against the hill P I
will lay your cousin down with her head
in your tap. She is as somid aa atop
Now tor It!" And; standinfi 4p. Hugh
gave a shout with all the power of his
There was a pause to tlie movement of
the lanterns, and then a shout. Jr
"HaJlo-a-a !" Hugh shouted again
this way !"
Rapidly the lanterns came flitting along
the rood they were down in front of
"Here we are ! here are the ladies !"
"Any one hurt ?"
Not much ; bnt we can't get either up
or down. You must let a rope down for
us from above. Here we are" ; and Hugh
struck a match and lighted a large piece of
"Have the party above gut ropes V
Tliere was shouting backward and for
ward, but the party above bad not got
'Send back for tbem at once," Hugh
shouted. t4and be sure and tell the lady
that no da ma ire is done here."
How do you feel now ? I wa going to
say cousin Amy;" he laughed ; but I
really haven't tlie pleasure of knowing
"Amy Herbert?" K
'How do yon feel now. Miss Herbert ?"
I feel weak aud rather headachy," she
said ; "but there Is nothine really the
matter with me. W hat an escape I have
had f "
"Yes, you had a narrow sqneak of it,"
nugh said frankly ; just another pound
or two of impetus and you would have
gone over the ledee.
She wa silent and be went on : 1
Do you object to smoke t Because if
yon don't I should renlly like to light my
"Not at all," Amy said.
"There's something comfortable about a
pipe," Hugh said wben It was fairljr
alight ; "somehow one can talk wben one
gets a pipe alight."
"I think men can talk at all times."
Amy said, with a flash of Iter usual spirits.
"some men can," Hugh said. "I can
talk with men ; but do you know, some
how I cau't talk with women ? . I can talk
with you now liecause I dout see you. aud
because I am smoking ; but I should feel
horribly uncomfortable if I met vou in the
"I did not know any men were shy with
women, nowadays," Amy said. . '
"Shy ?" Hugh repeated. Well. ye. I
suppose it Is a sort of shyness with . me.
I never had any Misters, aucTso. you see. I
never got in the way or talking with glrte.
It is very annoying sometimes, and make
people think me a bear. I suppose you
thought so. You mut have doue so."
"Yes," Amy said. -I did think yon
rather a bear. I am not accustomed - to
shy young men, and simply fancied you
did not want to speak to Granger. And
now, please tell uie exactly whit happen
ed, because I shall have to tell aunt, and I
have only a contused idea of what ha tak
Again Hugh told her the fact.
"Ilien I owe my life to you," the girl
said, when be had finished.
"I really don't think you do." Hugh
said in a matter of tact way. ! question
very much It you wou'd have come round
out ot your faint before I could ha"e brought
lielp f roui Barmouth. However, of course
I acted for tin best, ar.d it avoided all risk
I tier e was no danger lu getting down to
you ; the little one and I slipped down as
easily as possible. If I thought yon were
going to tell me to-morrow that yon were
very grateful, or anything of that sort.
give you my honor I'd zo rleht awav bv the
coacli to Carnarvon
The girl felt by the tone of Hugh's voice
that tliere was no affection about him
tbat he really felt what he said.
"I may just say "thank you' now P" she
"Yea, just 'thank you, "he said ilzhtlr.
"If I were a man you would shake bauds
over it ?" the girl asked.
"Yes," Hugh said.
"Please give me your hand
He stooped down and she put her hand
Thank you," Io a deep, qutet, earnest
Then as be rose again, she went on in a
changed voice. ' .
"Now mind, it hi a bargain. We have
shaken bands on it. I am not to be grate
ful, and you are not to be afraid of me. but
re juct to be as natural with me as with
That ia a bargain," Hugh said, with a
langb. "I don't think I shall feel shy
with you io tlie future. I never talked so
much with a woman in my life. - I suppose
it a Decause l can;i see your taoe."
"I don't know whether to take that tor
a compliment or the reverse," Amy laugh-
"Tlie reverse, of course," Hugh said,
laughing too; "compliments are not In
my line. Ah, here they are with the rope
They have been precious quick about it."
And A my Herbert felt there waa a real
compliment In the tones in which he spoke
"Now you mast wake Ida. How soundly
she sleeps ! Now let me help you ou to
r.ven wun ine aid or tne rone ic was a
work ot considerable difficulty t get Amy
Herbert up to the top of the slope; for
she waa weak and shaken, and unable to
do much to help herself. At last it was
managed ; and theu she was helped down
a steep path close by the road beloiv, where
a carriage from the hotel was waiting for
'Will yea co ae up and see my aunt I"
Amy asked, aa they stocned at - tl
"Not to-night, thank you -A will come
lu the morning to see how you are after
the shake; and please," he saUV'tell
your aunt of our bargain. It would be
awful to come up to be thanked."
woou-nlK:it," the girl said, "I won't
forget. Come early. Now, Ida. come
along ; yon will soon be iu bed.
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i w o mom n wter JUr. Herbert was
walking up and down his breakfast room
in a towering passion. Ainr was sitting
in a great arm-chair.'
"It l monstrous. It is incredible." Mr.
Herbert exclaimed. "Here you, for whom
I have looked for a capital match, who re
fused three of the very best men in the
district last year, are away for two month
and a half at this beggarly Welsh village,
and you come back and deliberately tell
me uai you nave engaged yourself to an
artist, a fellow I never heard of."
"Dear old daddy," Amy said quietly.
'don't get angry about it. Come and sit
down and talk it over reasonably, as vou
always do thing with me."
i-xo, no. Amy. l know what your
reasonable talking means. I am net to be
coaxed or wheedled or made a fool. It's
all very well when you want a pair of new
Iiouies or anything of tliat kind you have
set your mind on ; but there Is a limit to
ell, but we must talk this question
"Not at all, not at all i 'no talk is neces
sary. You teU me you want to marry this
fortune-hunting artist. I say at once 1
won't hear of it ; that it's out ol the ques
tion ; that I will not hear a single word
about such a ridiculous affair."
"acw. why should you cull him a for
tune hunter r" Amy said, seizing at once
upon the weak point. "He has not an
Idea that there is any fortune in the case
He saw me staying In poky lodclnzs at
Barmouth, and beyond the fact that I live
at Manchester, he knows nothing. He
tells me that he has enough tor us to live
very quietly. In addition to hi profession
So. you see, he can't be called a fortune
"Well, well. It makes no matter.
thing is monstrous, and I will not hear
"Well, daddy. I will do Just as you like.
and won t ay any more about it new
but. of course, to-morrow I must talk about
it. because it I out of the question that
slmuld break my word which I have given,
and should make him so unlsappy. and be
awfully unhappy myself. So I shall
to talk about him, and you will have
iisteu i tie rattier bad sat down now
uei-auc iiioucu. as my papa, you have a
perfect right to say, ! will not consent to
your marrying this man,' still, you know.
I must talk about a thing which is making
me very unhappy. And it will be so much
belter and nicer, daddy," and site went
over to him now ami sat heraelf down on
hi knee, with her arm- aroand bis Deck
Ills knee, with her arm aroand bis neck.
J" gve in at once. Because, you
know, you can't keep in a naughty semper
wun me long ; and, besides, yon would
be very unhappy It I as unhappy ; and
at last, you know very well, 'you will have
to give up being cruel and cross, and will
tell me to be happy my own way."
"Amy," tier . lather said, trying to look
very stern, "I have spoiled you. I have
allowed you to tvranlze over ma
No, daddy, I can't allow that certain
ly not tyranize.
. , . , 1
u nave oeen as nappy as I
own good, and you have been as happy as
tne day Is long -f' in
"And now," he eon tinned, Ignoring the
protest, "I am to reap the reward ot mv
roily. 1 hat you should have married
man 01 nign ran it t expected ; had you
married a first-rate man of business I would
have been contented. But an artist 1
"Well, daddy, we won't ' talk any more
about it to-day. Now I'll Just smooth
those naughty crosj wrinkles, and
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nose. There, now it woks like Itself.
There ! 10 o'clock striking, and you not I
7,M' 1 PfT0UUpt0 ,UnCb-
. ... ..... i
bo Mr. Herbert went off shaktmr his I
h-. ..i..K k .,i.r
at heart, very doubtful & to hi. power'of
.., OOSSVB MlbllUUKII BfrlS UT ICf I U 1 1 TflX. 1
1.t... a . wm'n i .
. vwwwra-rw. n,iBf v aaaaa liCVMI Binila I
turn, and wrote her first letter to nnh.
Tbe following sentences sltow that ah. hH
no aouoc wnatever oa tne subject i
uaaav aoes not take nnir. Lini
the notion aa vet. R 4ivM.it t .
( .uuw you.
i.i T: i , ora co me upon
...iu m .iitic auuucuiy ; ou ne is the very
world, and In a very few aeys be will see
-1" H '!i . r,fcM "Kn. It Is no ose
yonr writing or coming to tee me here till
this day week tn havo huwiki.. 7
I will let you know what !L
.in :. . ;i "..vvu' j-
It is to be presumed that Amy thorougly
understood her rather ; but at any rate it
was exactly that day week that Hneh Car
son, having obeyed instructions, aad got
out at the station directed, five miles from
Mancliester, was a little i surprised and
much disappointed atnotseetnsr her noon
"Your luggage, sir I Ate yon the ?en-
ticman for the Hawthorns? Yery well.
sir, I will send up the portmanteau. Miss
Herbert Is In the pony carriage."
"Bless me, Amy.' Hmrb said, after the
first greeting as they drove off, "you used
to talk about vour pony f ran. bnt this turn
out is pretry enough to attract attention In
ttie park, Amy," and be loosed at her
with a ptiEzleri glance, "you're not swell.
i -----"'v.i Smi.-w, Tuureuoi) aweu,
areyo,, --because that would be dreadful."
Ten. Mlirn, twin a swell nmuu
having lot of money, I suniiese, 1 am one.
ror mraoy rmm lore wpoir Jpots.-i He's got
cotton mills, you know. But there's noth
ing dreadful In that."
low ought to have told ma. Amy.
nugn said a little gravely.
"Fasti fere." toe ariil said- rn .,.,
first place, it waa nlee to know that you
fell in love with me without knowing
wliether I had a halfpenny ; In the second
place, yon would yery likely have run
away If you had thought I was rich ; and
w you the truth. Master Hmrh. I had
co idea of letting you run away. There.
Hugh, there's ttie house ; isn't it Drettv ?'
"It's almost a palace," Hugh said in dis
"Xes;and there's Dana at the door
waiting to greet you. Now look oulte
pieasant and bright. Hugh, for, of course.
I want him to like you almost as much as
i uo." TinsUg't Magazine.
A country school, and the children came
tbronglug in. The usual effort was made
to arrange them into dasse. and soon
order prevailed. It waa Mr. f?h...
second term; he thoroughly believed what
he taught, and practiced it, too. He had
just told the scholars that every one should
be treated kindly, and that uo distinction
should be made on account of aim),..
when the door opened, and a tall, ragged,
unprepossessing lad entered. Instantly
toe wnoie scnool Oegau to laugh. Evident
.. . ...
ly he was the butt of the eat ire district.
Mr. Roberts bade him welcome, atid luvi
ted him to read. He found tbat he wa
ignorant and sadly nezlected. A Door
little 'testament was his only scboolbnok.
it took the lad but a short time to find out
that tlie teacher was ou Ids side. Said he
'I thought I would come, for I saw von
Dy tne other day, aud thought you would
give me a lift. The boy and girls leugh
at me, but I don't mind tliat; but I cau't
stand the stones so well."
"No one shall hurt you," said the teach
When he returned to bis boarding olace.
and when good Mrs. Deacon Smith beard
mat cue "big Kelley boy" had entered
school, she laughed.
why, Mr. Roberts. I wouldn't ham
sucn a uoy in scuooi ; the family are as
ignorant as savages. They live down bv
tne creek, and tliey are a dreadful set."
Years passed. The teacher was working
.. . . . .
in a large city, and saw a face that looked
ramuiar. yet he could not "place" the
gentleman. His fine clothes, hi elegant
goiu-neaaeu cane, bis manly bearing, were
all strange. But it was no other than the
pupil he had sympathised with and be
friended; and it was tbat sympathy that
A Peeallar CMrl.
When a girl concludes to put nu her hair
and make herself look sweet, the best policy
Z Wn "
.u S"y ?rmn ber mlrror hy any or
ine ordinary thing of this life. A fire
will sometimes do It, but it has been shown
that even a fire may tall to excHe some
girl. 1 be other nlebt a New York lodg
ing-house took fire and at a most uncom
fortable hour when most girls probably
nave tttrir back bair down. One ot the
young ladies heard tbat tlie piece was
burning down, but she didn't feel like ma
king her appearance before the crowd
which had gathered in the street look in?
uiau;.oua,iuui tne ooor I
l,,g lnt haU tokep OHt the flame
and went tn I.r mi,nu I
like perfect tneht. She shut th
aud . went to her mirror tn At- h 3. hoi.
Anybody who has waited for a girl to fix
ber hair knows that it takes time and a
great deal of it. TbU cirl wasn't nv
quicker than the average and she was very
particular about bavttuc her hair done nn
exactly as It should be. The lire had cut
off her chances of escape by the stairs, and
ner lover, after appealing to ber for aon
me, nnany lost His
patience, and .got
Elr..nn .a . .. . . I
l vlthrM h A V
J "v.. a uieinau vol UD to
tne room on a ladder, and .1,. . .
,lt the edreof th 1.
lrll . "I wait
ribbons for a right sort o, pubac..',:
iiiKrju liter nairiiiiift nt
- 7' "wirew uerself Into his arms
It wa an .
-- -""-"" u aim aown the
imil flt Wff-ffi him 11.1 .
whom th W .
. - - .ivH auweas; out
WIT tha AaaA.I
landed on the cavemeut ah tnnnH
I n Mfl forgotten ber stockings.
Tbe Fall I the banner Democratic nre-
cmcs in the couuty. Here Is tbe status of
Cascades Lock: Stores, shops and dwell
ings, 10; saloons, including a building
soon to be occupied, 12. - Saloon majority,
, ienioeraiio maiority ol voters, 103.
The official rote ot Mississippi shows
Hancock's vote to be 75,S2 ; Garfield.
34,844 ; Weaver, 6,783 ; scattering, 670.
Wsmt Women Should Knew.
Dr. B. W. Richardson. In a Tectnre deliv
ered at the Sanitary Congress, Exterr'
England, on "Woman a . Sanitary fie
lormer. opens a new field for the exercise
of female talent. He advocate that ladies
should be sufficiently versed In anatomy
and physiology to understand the general
construction and mechanism.-' tli hnmsi
frame, as well as the: naturo ;of different
foods and the methods best adapted W
making them digestible' and nutritious.
If women understood the effect of well-s-leeted
ahments on the growth of the body '
In youth diseases such as rickets, with its
bowed legs and crooked spines, would, ac
cording to the opinion of the eminent lec
rarer, disappear from the land. The caul
tary "ang.l in the house" should undetv
stand the laws ot ventilation as well as
the method of houae-wartmugsasid the f t-.
feet of bent an ld.I;sW8jUois!d also be,
familiar" with th position of the drain
and know something about the principle .
or drainage; she should- be able to act.
tha tT hue of wall-paper which indicates the
presence ot arsenic and be sufficiently In
formed concerning tbo , water anpplied to
the household, to direct, ir necessary, how
impure water may be tuade, wholesome
and potable. A, knowledge of the use ot
disinfectants should, also constitute a pa it
of her education; and. In short, a, fair In
formation concerning the enemies of the
healtK of the household, with the wcapeua
which would drive them , from the" door,
would.be not the least valuable of lier ic
complishmcnt?. f . .. v
A Fasti iik C.ir.
A case of fasting Im occurred in Nap
county, whlch,while not quite a long aa
the fast of Dr. Tanner, is still more remark
able as the subject neither ate nor drank
for over four weeks. The hero or this re
markable feat is a- vearliiur ealf. th.
property ot A. B. Swartout of Conut val
ley. The animal had failed to coma homo
"everal days before Mr. - Swartout mad
any search tor him, and then all effort
were fruitless to discover the hereabout
of his calfskin and he was finally given op
for Iofi. About four weeks- thereafter,
ahile out huntinsr with his son, Mr. Swar-'
tout ran acrosc the animal in a deep, nar- .
row gulch, which had been formed by tba"
caving In of the bank of t rrek. It ap
pear that the calf must have been feeding
on the edge of the bank when he accident
ally fell Into the ttulch, and io " falling he
straddled the root ot a tree growing oa th '
bank, and was there suspended In suctt m":
manner that he could not extricate himself"
nor lie down. - In Shto fsntttonrne-bad Ve-.:
malned for over four weeks, and wheu
ouud was still alive, ife was hauled oat
of the pit, given water and food, and baa,
now entirely recovered from tbe terrible
sufferings he must have endured.
lhe American transcontinental raiTway
llues merit honorable mention for tlie great
enterprise tliey bave or late manifested to .
competing with the Suez route in carrying;
the European and Australian mails. Spec
i! fast trains are now the order or the day
at both ends or the land route, when tliey
are needed to connect with the New , York
or San Francisco ocean steamers; and thero
la not much room foi doubt that tbe Ameri
can lines from Australia by way of thi
city and New York can; beat the time of -the
Suez line to English ports. It is cer ,
tain that the route which can carry the
malls quickest Is that which will ultimate
ly secure most ot the passenger traffic. "
The American route can be traveled a,
least a day and a half quicker than It now
is, by a reasonable increase of express-
trlna over the ro1d butTe'1 Frlseo-
Chlcogo; and that Is au Improvement
trains over the road between 'Frisco and
wmcn it is to 00 noned the railway man.
agers will soon receive the thanks of the
public ! , -
Railroad Proci-em as the SjMSt.
The Sotitltern Pacific Railroad Is laying
side tracks at Gage, twenty miles east of
the Miembres river. New Mexico. Oage
will be the base of supplies for aeroe time,
and is 199 miles east of Tucson, and l,m
from San Francisco. - Travel from the ast
Arizona is already Increasing A letter
from So o theGuaym. S
,,. -. .
to Arizona is already increasing.
Arizona Kftllrond ears ."-T hrMrrm
is completed from Ardella Island to
main land, and a new town baa been
out on tbe shore, f Forty miles of road
have been graded, and sixty miles more
are under contract, completing tlie line
uerraosiiio. Half a mllo of track
been laid at Punta Arena, one locomotive
and 1.800 tons of steel rail have been land-
r - . HH
cu, iiu more are on tne way. xne road
will be completed and running to Ilermo
English university professor do not gee
very tat snlarlesl The Commissioner at
Cambridge have receutly ibsned new stat
utes fixing the stipend of the various
Chairs. The highest salaries paid are in
mathematics, pure and applied, and Chore-
! istry. In each of which the Professor re
ceives 4250 pee year. In law, astronomy,
modern hUtory, natural philosophy, Latin,
physiology and pathology, the pay U tn.
even f4f 00 a year, while in some brandies,
as aoolngy; anatomy and Sanskrit, the Pro
fessor Is paid only f 3000 a year. ; Thwf
salaries are much less -tbaii those paid. In
Columbia College, New York, where
full prolensorshlp Is worth "from $3000 fc
17000 a year, but tliey are far higher thJ4.
salaries averasre tlironghntit thcour'-y n
first-claa colleges wtiero economy ii aw
forced. . ... - .. .
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