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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
THE LESSON OF THE ELM.
An indent -lm nuUlile my cnltnim gute
Hprniul wlilo It. gtitut branches, guiint ant
It withered leuvni o lalljr green and fiilr
Lujr hwipcil, nnd iiromcd tlio turf with fair
While an the wlndt ilglied through the Icufleu
ThUmuU plulnt to mjf listening ear wu borne
Ah n I Tlie bleak and winter day have come
And um'1''hk, I must tiiml, and Mly wait;
My creaklnir litnln bemoiui their haploiia Hlutn
Of nnvilful help or pity there In noni).
Bereft of heauty, I no lunger itiind
Inviting to my ulitulo with bcikoiilntf hand.
No children play around me aof ynre,
Nur robin, hulld In mo their nwhurlnir nest;
TIih patient herd no longer hero seeks rent
lletiirnlnx leiinewiirk. u mi oft before;
Korgot, ni gleetiid, none to pity me.
Or mantle throw o'er my deformity.
That night a gentle torrn of now wn m en '
Kofi fiillliu? through Hi" inWlili'lil ulr.
And morn (IikI'IommI ii m eiie of l aiit.v rare;
The hill Know rolied, uifl ralctretelied lilti
While like a te,pe gnitid, Ihi- old tree utood
Inrlting men In purity, uml Hod.
A leon from the elm my dull heart learned;
We inn not tell, we may not always know.
Why tlilni's iiiiHouglil lv ii ant ordered ,
And that withheld for wlili h our aouliiliiivr
But we run niih ly trust, and dry nur tear;
The future, nhail be bettor than our feuin.
And ao 1 know why diiy of weaknem eomn
When cure, mid diitiei iwikt be laid itnldo;
Thenean-fiod H plain. If we ilu time ubldn
To work, lo reil, or early to ie home,
We may In wei t loiiter.linent meet each Hi to.
Kor "they. too, nerve, whonnly (.land mid wait."
tin. .. ('. tinmlnlf. in .V. )' tHufrrtt.
Tho Trnjrody and Romanco
tachod to Thorn.
, , t, , , . ,
luzntonthn lilooniino; portal oflnn
r . ., ,, , ,r '.. .i
Ganlcii of III" (imls, Maniloii iicsiIch
ai'curcly in thu ru'cil hn-om of the
mountains which crown the beauty of
Gilormlu. It. was in this enchanted
region, one May ni'irniii";, that u party
of nix, with three on homcliack, passeil
tinder the shallow of that hohl pinnacle
known us thu TcmpU of l is. L'nlike
many regions rich in niiucraloical
lcMHit, it presenteil very little barren
utfitce Noil. The luickroiiml nuil
drapery of fresh verdure; treed ami
Monminir shrubs east their shadows in
the water, mid there weru flowers every
where. ' Tito girl In a dark green habit, w ho
rodu forward bv the side of n vouti";'
man on foot and dressed as u cowboy,
reined up her horse for a moment, mid
looked from the verdant depths of the
valley below, away oil' to the white
cuppc 1 Miiiiinit of l'ike'n l'cak.
"l)u you know," slio said, Ninldelily,
"il hardly "coins possible, that in one
duv's tliiie you can pass from the midst
of nil this" she swept her hand over
the blooming lanilscape "lo a region
tif perpetual snow. Have vmi ever been
lip Ihe niiiunt.ilti before, Mr. Hwiglil?"
"No," replied her companion, who
rarried n gciilngicul sack and hammer
over his shoulder. "You see I have
taken two guides with me. ltaihcr
liHiil-luoking fellows, aren't thevr"'
, tho glanced over hc' shoulder at the
two oilier men on foot, whose ill looks
alidad remarked before, Ihitikiug Imw
apt n Nlroug man's characlcr was to
allow through hi i elol lies. Henry Ihvight
wore the same sort of soft leather
trousers, nnd jacket lined with deer,
akin, the same s'out boots, and u light
felt hut, with Ihe broad silk baud of a
modified sombrero; lint he w as a very
different-looking fellow, for all that.
"Yoll tried your best to look I ke
them, didn't you?" she said, with some
amusement, as she marked the uncon
scious grace of his erv negligence.
Ilia jacket was open, nud displaced n
blue flannel shirt collared with a red
handkerchief, which was vastly lie
coming, "I don't know," he said, carelessly.
'These are really the be-t clothe for
tho piirp i.e. These men know how
to dress, In their way, us well as
"llow do they look al thisepeditioii,
anyhow? They must think it very
tntnge. Iliat you are going all the way
up the mount. tin jul to chip nil' tlie
rock. What is (his peculiar formation
you talk about?"
"It Is a rare appearance of anrifer
oiw pyrites, I think; but 1 am going to
Iiml out. The men don't think much
lMiut it, 1 guess. Besides, icv have.
Uu privilege of prospecting by the way,
"What would you do if you were to
find it gold mine?" she asked suddenly.
"That is a hard ipiestion to ask it lieg
r liko mo," he said; but from the w ay
hi cyM rested on licr delicate piMlile,
one might suppose she would have some
power over his. w ill, "I want so mnuv
thing," he added, laughing. "1 have
an omnivorous taste. 1 don't know
but that I should want every thing."
"You could probably get it, if you
hitd gold luiiie."
"There are some things I wouldn't
oar to buy," he said, in a low tone,
"It I thought the gold mine would give
m what I want most, I shouldn't caro
for it Htiy Linger."
"Talk alsnit woman' inconsistency !"
alia m1, glancing dow n at tho strong,
upplo brown hand that had taken her
liorse'a bridle to guide him over a little
"There is one thing I should have don
thia morning if I had had a gold mine,"
"What was that?'
"I fchoutd have. Might a watch. I
mashed inino lat week in thai fall I
had in the hangman' gully, and I bad
to atttrt off w ithout it 1 alwayi feel lost
ithout a wntch." i
"TiikH niiiH!," she ffti'l. driiwin;? mil
i tliiinty timepiece, of Ktrunuii .'ohl
ml a eluiiii from which ilecinioii
ittlil gold compass ill tliO lihiljii) of :i
"Oli, I ronMn't think of siu-h it thing-,
Mix iVni.ie! Fa ti-V n cowboy ctirrvin
i thin" liko tlmt! 1 should be; sure to
"No, you won't," she f ai'l. imperii
lively, 'rut it around your neck like
family, Miss Louise, IM rutin
"Hut I wish it," kIui said, with
icculi.ir turn of her head; uml Henry
listened thu wiilch urouml hia neck a"
lie bade him.
"Whoa, there!" called a voice from
hi! rear, iiml Lmiso's brother caini! up
HI horseback. "Tim iliilct say we
an't 'o. miv further. Wu shall havo
o leave you here. Mr. Dwi'ht."
"I am. lorry for that!"
"Dear mi!! I low much farther mo
mi '''iin''?'' exclaimed ii ilclicaie-lniik
njr l.i'lv who caini! up under thu c-ciii t
if Ihe L'uiileS,
Why, we are not more than a rpiar-
er of tin- way ii, Mrs. Morton, Jlciirv
"Mercv! You will never couiu back
"A :reat many men have come ati'I
folio before inc."
"I am so thankful Pick isn't ii 'oolo
rist. 'Che eoiisoiiueiiecs of West Point
lore hail enough: but it woiihl ho fear
ul if he were forever flimhiii" over
iioiiiitniiiN, tiuiibliiijrdowii ravines, ami
(leaking" his neck."'
'Ah it thin"; of habit that woiiM be
Varful," observed Colonel Morton, sur
lonically. "Sou here, rni !f ! What is
hat tumble-down lot of shells over
"Them's O'Donovan's Ii rtf inH over
"I inn so glad ho has let fro of my
iridic," whispered Mrs. Morton. "It
i:.i i ., ,.. i....... I.',.,
im iii.mi: mo ;o i", i .i . lion
. . . , .. . , ... . .
ilonftiilo of nil!, lie looks liko n hn1'-
"They all look like that," said Hen
ry, smiling. "It's in their make-up."
"It seems to mo you have gotten Iwi
iiirlicularly ill-favored guides," said
"I hadn't much choice in tho po'iif
if homily. These are flie only two I
'ollld get to come ii the mountain w ith
"Did yon hour that?" interposed the
Colonel. "Those diggings over there
icloiigcd to n man named ()T)ouovali.
le came here wilh his paid, and struck
t rich, right hero on the side of the
ii ii t ai ii. Tliev dug a while uml then
ook'iii two other men, who fame out
mil camped with them. It was awfully
oncly, and they used to iinuise thein
iclios by gambling for each other's
lust. They got along very wt 11 till the
liggings began to jive out."
"They come down to hard pan nll't
nice," interposed mm of the guides.
"Tho hull ilurucd lead f..lcd out on
cm, an' there wasn't enough dust left
o linn the scale. O'lloiiovau, he was
'u r clenrin' out, w hen one on Yin comes
n one day with a bagful; but ho
.vouldu't tell where he'd got it. It
.vasn't out o' the old diggiu's, and they
'ouhlu't lind no new ones nowhere this
ido Ihe mountain, lint even day that
hap VI bring in his bagful, put it dow n
in tho table, and say; 'Now, bos, let's
icu ye open a Jack-pot.' They watched
lim an' follored him time an' agin, but
hey couldn't git the lay mi him; and
me night w hen he come in w ith Irs
lust in one baud and Ihe srpieeers in
he othe", they just up and covered him.
It was tell or die, iluy said; but llibbs
.vouldu't tell. He jest hacked oil 'cm,
Hilled out his shooters, and lliey hed il
imoiig 'cm. lb' crawled all the way
lowu the mountain nct day with three
Indicts in him, and died without
icachin', A posse came up an' found
hive dead men at the diggiu's, but
hey couldn't lii.d out where llibbs got
lis dust. I reckon ibis mountain's
Von prospected mi ire' ii any bit o' land
rvitl'.lholil.s; but there ain't nothing to
"There is something ton ihlv depivss
ng in a deserted miners' camp." oli
oiM'd Ihe Colonel. ",lu t look ai that
A retched ho e there - a blot upon the
'ace of nature's magnificence and tell
no what light man has to enact such
ragedies in such a scone."
"1 have observed," remarked Henry,
"that the most awful things usually
'tappeu in the places where one would
least expect Ihein. In great cities,
there the battle of life is a baiul lo
!iaud conflict, one expects such en
counters but here in this serene soli
tude, where men have the wide realms
f nature at their disposal, there seems
lo bea strange uulilncss, a special iiion
:trosjty in crime."
"Folks don't trouble the diggiu's.
much now," observed the more loipui
rituis guide, irrelevantly. "They do
say that Hibbs and O'lVmovau and the
rest on 'em like that place bcttcr'n the
hot place whcivthey are."
"You don't mean that they haunt it.
do you?" cried Louise.
"So Ihcv say, miss,"
"Would urn like to investigate it,
Helen?" said the Colonel, carelessly.
"No, 1 thank yon." said Mrs. Morton,
turning tier horse's head down the
mountain. "I wi'.l leae that for ad
enltuviis men like M. Dwigiit."
The party separated then, tin
t oioiici ami the ladies going back to
Mauitoil. while 11, uiv ai.d ihe ruide
.darted on up the trail,
";Ml-le,e," said lmiso, sinilin
back at him. "I Wt break vour nock
'I if you can help it."
Ihe word were flippant, but Henrv
Dw ight ihlilled with the thought th.it
lio h:ttt ntnnted hi danger. Ho
watchisl her lido don tho itiountsiii,
iMurinj her head uj upplo lovux liki
ome Indian I'liiH'ess on her own d
main. Fur off in tho valley ho aftc
ward caught tho flutter of a whit
handkerchief. Distance, would not al
low him to discern whether it was Mr
Mi r'on or her sister who wa. 1 th;
sh'tial of 'oml-will; but lleiiry pre
fei'i'ed to think it was lionise, mid
believed it was. Tin dav had risen fail
and radiant, but bv noon, when the ox
ploring party hulled for rest m:d re
freshineiit, tlio sun wan no longer vis
idle. Tliev had iiioiinteil above Ih
rcrioii of apring-timo into a barn
rorkv height whore stunted bushes am
si rubhv iiiues marked thu fast-waniii"
Hpoiitancity of tho soil. Alxive tlioir
the bald lockH with their veils of snow
lionieil into chill sublimity.
"I don't likn the lav o' them lotids,'
naid Nick, the guide who generally did
the talking. "It, wouldii t be pleasant
to gel caught up heri! in a storm."
"Well, can't w i! lav over night here?'
naa; In iirv. ' won i get up in im
now line this evening.
Dave muttered something to which
Nick nodded, nnd Henrv had u feeling
tint tin y would oppose his going nun h
fa-llier that afternoon: but ho deter
tniiicd to h it o. his wav. He had been
ul in mountain storms before. Ill
lid not mind them. In that hnai
mien, one hail oulv to lie down uinlcr
Ihe shadow of a rock and let the w ind
"There's no use going anv fui'der,
Iiims," said Nick, as the nfloi noon wore
on into storinv blackness, nud heavy
itiil-inists began to settle around
t Im-iii. Thev had climbed into the
region of r iin-cloiids, uml the snowy
heights above were no longer vis'ble
through the dense vapor which was
.ipMly forming itself into rain-drops.
Well, we might stop here for the
iiighl. Henry aitniitte;!, reiuctaii i.v.
I guess we're in fir a ducking; but
fellows like vou oughtn't to mind that.
Dave looked up sullenly at the black
prospect overhead, through which lurid
Hashes of light had begun to dai'U
They faced the awe-inspiring pro-poet
of an electric storm on a mountain
"There 8 going to bu the deiieo to pay
l(," lie said, as the loud, reverbera
tion of thunder, which sounded terribly
near, rollcil uowiiwnnl into the vaiiev.
Henry started, but was not dis-
"Lie down," ho said, flinging himself
lown on the ground.
I ain't going to stay hi ro, Nick de
red, holding on his hat, which
Happed in the rising wind. "In ha'f an
our you won't be able to hold ycr feet
o:e. We must go back, bo s."
Nonsense!" llmry began; but at
that moment a huge bowlder, dislodged
bv the w hid, ( lime rumbling down tho
Lookout!" cried the guides, who
prang aside jn-t in t'liie. Henry
rainbl 'd to his feet, but ho lay lialf-
icniss Ihe path ot Ihe tailing ho.lv. It
i uck him on cue s'd and Hung him
veral yards away, where he f II in
i.sible. How long he lay there he
id no means of knowing; but when he
toned his eyes the dense gloom of :i
arlcss night enveloped him. He was
aking wit, for it had rained vorv
heavi'v. All around him hecould hoar i
little s' renins "iishing over the roi ks.
mil the rain was still falling gently.
though the storm was almost mist. 1
V.'ar iitYhe could see tliesheetsof white
li hlniiig which had pas-ed over, and
the wind was ilung ilow n into a soli
wim conscious of an acute pain
all through his body, though a certain
eonf ision of his brain pretend d his re-
ib.ing Ins exact condition. II"
sin d bed out one hand a:id it fell Innidv
iter ihe sharp edge i f a n ek. lie was
Ivingoii a narrow ledge; how steep the
pi cci lee w as hes-.ile hmi he could not
ami he il l. d not m e to lind out.
Willi a weak ctbu l he called the guides.
ul the echo i f his own voice w as his
oulv answer. Again aid again he
ailed, but had no roplv. The darkness
ainl silence scorned to jgmw: and in a
scin'-con-cioiis way lie began to roali.e
that tliev had left him tiicre tilo.ie, to
be, if it so chanced, while tiiev soiig'n
safety for tlienisehes. Henry Dwigiit
neter found words in which lo do cr.be
the horror of the night on tho iii' iint
ain. He sank from one fainting tit
into another, would wake again w ith a
sense of acute bodilv air.mv. ami saw
the morning light, at last, only after
what seemed a century of suffering.
With considerable etVort he raised
himself, and saw his ack lung some
distance aw ay from him. It contained
his supply of foo l for the expedition.
He managed to secure the strap by
w hich ho had slung it over his shoulder.
Km- a week at least ho might stay there
without starving to death; but as ho
1 loked o cr tho pathless mountain sid.
which was utterly unfamiliar lo him, he
despaired of ever being able to drag
himself out of that wilderness. H,!
could not walk, for one log was hivkoa
just above the ankle, and he suffered
from a multitude of bruises. H . pictured
himself dragging his suffering frame
over those trackless heights for d.ivs,
only to sink exhausted at last, and die
miserably in some wild lust's la'r. Ho
knew ici one w oSld come for him, fur
the guides wou'd not betray their own
villainy, and for a wo, k at least, noth
ing would he thought of hi, non-ap-p.
ur.t nee. A week! It might then b
too la'e; and with what horror h.t
thought of a week spent in such agonv
ns he the ii endured! It was athou-aiil
di aths in one The sun had im antinu
parted tho dissipated clouds with his
morning rays, and it warm glow ,ue.
eoodiHl tho chilly wetness that had en
veloped Henry, lie h'hmight him of
1amiso' watch w hill hung around his
neck, and he took it out to look at tho
time. It was half-p.st iie. The uiaik-
m ., I .nr,.l m dt,l.ll tlltnlT
III" OI 1118 llOlirn seeiiM-ii a rim,,. r,
out there on tho niountuin siiht where
tiiiM' aiH-itrel to him but one monstrous
fart: but there, glancing in inu "
beams, hung the liltlo compass!
"Thank (fod!" niurtnurcd Henry,
in- ssin" the little trinket to his lips, for
the thought of Loui-o was indissolubly
Mi.leil with his hone of deliverance. It
MMii d to him like her ling r which
pointed the way down the mountain,
where lie dragged himself by long,
wearv stages till ho came in sight of
r . . a ( 1 . . I.I
the deserted camp they nan noiieeii uie
day before. Ho had been ou tho way
forty -eight hours, w hen he sank at lust
in a state of cxhanslioii under the rutin
shelter of O Donovan's Diggings. It
w as a miserable hovel, half log-house
half shniily. in which tho furniture of
empty bunks, barrels turned on end,
and a table made of boards nailed on to
huge stakes driven in the ground, wa
till flamling. Out-ide, n few feet
luav, vawncl the deserted shaft
iroiiml which were dumped masses of
dull, lead-io'orcd ore. evidently re
pudiated. Some obi, rusty picks iiml
ra"niciits of machinery marked the
en f ihe miners' work without, as a
broken demijohn, s dic moldy blue';
bottles, and several mildewed playing-
ai'ds marked the scene of their
evcls w.tiiin. llow slill it was! The
. , i - ii
paill seelii"i to lie ieiMiig 1101113
.'loily, as he lay there in the cabin, uml
he felt like niie sinking into a soft.
lowny bed, when suddenly lie hoard
he tramp of heavy loots and the sound
if rough voices. Through the open
loorwiiy in came four men in millers'
hvss of whom carried 11 lamp and
t bag of gold dust.
"Well, let's sou vol' nugget, Hibbs!"
aid the foremost of the party.
"That's the nugget, said the man
idled Hibbs, 11 siiiiint-eyed creature
.villi n il hair, as he put down a good-
uzed lump of dull-colored ore oil the
able. "You never soon no such nug-
;et as that, Jake. It's wuth morc'n
111 v gold dust you ever heard tell 011!"
loll don t say! said Jake, hand
ing it with an envious lo ik. "You do
icy the diiru desi luck, 111 litis, nut vou
eodn't hcv give "us all the dirty
Some luck won't boar telliu'," said
I.bbs, smiling so that two yellow fangs
bowed through his shaggy red beard.
I'voalwas done the square thing by
ou'uns ain't I. O'Donovan? I'm
villin' to put up tlie nugget and ante
louble, but I ain't agoiu' to give my-
"Do vou call zat a sipicha't'o deal?"
lid the third man, an Italian. "Hcv
lot la wo shared all ves, all wiz
Yes," said Hibbs; "but we're nil
mills in this. I've go! a now load, and
good one it is. I didn't say notliin'
ibout now leads w hell 1 come here. I
lid I'd go in with ye fur that measly
Id shaft out there, and I hcv gone in;
ml I don't want no pard'in thisdivy.
say I'll put up the nugget, ami that's
11. Come on now !
He drew out of his pocket a greasy
u k of cards, and s'tting down on one
f '.he barrel-heads began to shuffle.
Conic on, Antonio," he said, pull
tho Italian bv tho sleeve. "None
if vour funny business,"
"1 tvccl iiotta!" criul tlie Italian,
ngrily. "I May not la, wiz a robber
md a - a villain scamp. You tell me
hoicfore j on find desa gold and desa
uiggcis whatever, or by yoll will
iln v no more antes!"
L'.k'i a Hash a diik leapt from his
licit: but Hibbs was as ouick with his
"Thai's your game, is ii?" he cried,
pring ng up wilh :iu oatli and backing
owar I the side of the room. His move
ment knocked the nugget oil' tho table.
,t roilciLloward Henrv, and bis lingers
losed over it involuntarily.
Almost immediately there was a loud
cprl, and th.' Italian dropped.
)' Donovan and the man call d lake
iis'icd forward. A number of sho's
vhisiled through tho narrow cibiu.
i'wiee Henrv heard tho dull thud of
ailing boilies; and leaning against tlie
ioor was Hibbs with a giia-tly wound
n his neck.
Kou-ing himself wilh an effort, like
mo w ho shakes oil' a nightmare, Henry
rie I :
"S op, for (J, id's sake !"
Almost imii'.cdi dcly th" smell of
uiw dor vanished. '1 ho throe bleeding
od'.cs mi the !loor disappear' 1. 11 bbs
vi Idtc,'!' Mood 111 1 no uoorw av w itii
hat ghastly wound in his nock, but in
lis pl.mo 11 tall, familiar figure in a
"Oh, Mr. Dwight!" exclaimed Mrs.
Morton, in distress. "How did you got
"I I don't know," said Henry,
faintly. "It it was a long wav."
"You poorfollow!" murmured Louise,
.vhose pale, sweet face shone liko a
dar above him.
You are in 11 pretty hard way arn't
roil?" said the Colonel, kindly. "Don't
.novo: We 11 got a litter lor vou. '
"What a.incrcv wo came!" cried
Mrs. Morton. "Louise was possessed
!o come up here to see the ghosts, as
she said; and she fairly badgered 1110
into coming. Hut 1 had no idea "
"Of course we hadn't," said the Col
uiel. briskly. "Helen, come an. I help
1110 here, won't you?"
Henry turned his head. The pain
had come back, but he did not mind b
10 long as that face was besid: him. II.!
put out his hand with a boldness fur
which he net or could account, and took
"My darling!" he said, just as though
he had a right to call her so, and she,
Uending down over him, brushed baci
iiis hair from his forehead.
"I wouldn't talk now," she said, In a
low tone. And that w as tho extent of
ici !.... in,t Henrv back Maul-
lien i.i'-i p."- -
toil he still held in Ids hands the piect
of dull ore he had pieked up in O Don
ovan's cabin. Dave and Nick, thf
o-iiides. had gotten well out of the way:
but the story of Henry's danger made
va-t sensation, especially when it be
.nun L'lWiU'tl that he hud t.tkoii 111:
O Donovan's claim ami meant t work
"It is platinum, as I thought," Henry
said, when ho had completed his assay
of the ore. "Those ignorant men aban
doned something better than a gold
"Hut thev let J'"" lfive it." said
Louise, gravely. "If you hadn't
soon " .
"Nonsense!" was Henry's laughing
rejoinder. "I hope you do not put any
faith in the illusions of a delirious
Why, you know there are such
things as spirits, Henry," slm insi-t -d.
Ho laughed again.
"Hut there is one thing I do wish,"
she said, pensively.
I wish you had asked me to marry
you before" t on had found the platinum
lie took her hand and held it in ii
close, warm clasp.
"I was too poor to ask you then
Louise." le- answered. "Hut, so far
;is that goes, I am sure you would have
married me just ns .soon."
"Are you unite sure, Henry. He-
"Will." she said, "so nm I."-
l'.lrunor M'jorc IIics!titd, in IicmurcU's
QUILTS AND COMFORTS.
Ilnw They Can lln Oilllted Without the
A hi or l'ritniea.
Spread one-half of the comfort, or
quilt, smoothly over abed: or 011 the
floor, if preferred. Arnifg" the cotton,
or wool, evenly over it. but not quite
close to the edge. Then let two per
sons (one on each side) place the other
half carefully over the cotton, holding
it up till exactly otcr the lower half.
Make the edges meet evenly, nud pin
or paste them together nil round, turn-
ing 111 the edges if a comfort.
Have ready a piece of tape, or mus
lin, with an even edge, and fasten this
straight acn ss from corner to corner.
Stick in pins along the edge, to form a
straight line. Then do the same across
the other corners. This will keep the
cotton 111 position. Now, have ready a
measure, of the width of the square
needed for the quilting. Place it
just below tlie line already pinned and
measure Ill's t one side and then the other,
placing a pin at each point. Tin the
tape acn ss, as before, nnd outline the
edgewith p'ns, nud so 011 lill that half
is done. Then 1111 nsiire nbove the line
in the Mime wav. The pin-lines can be
basted at any stage of the marking, if
pins ere not at baud. After the bast
ing is (tone tt.e iiuit or comtort can !
taken on the knee and milted nt case.
This plan is very convenient for elderly
persons, to whom it is tiresome to sit at
frames while quilting.
If knotting is preferred to quilting 11
trong thread or eonl can be put
through where the lines cross, by using
very loarse needle or 11 maitrcss
needle. To save the material of the
comfort the ci.r.l must be run on each
side through squares of strong-twilled
piusiin, or other strong: stuff, nnd then
t:ed. The cotton or silk used for quilt
ing should bo very strong, as it is liable
to brc;.k in t'le course of wear if at all
Very pleasant comforts can bo made
of the. old silk, either iu p4ain broad
stripes or with a plain center or a
border of straight pieces about two
inches in width, sot in cither with the
ends even with the edge, or with 11 strip
between, id-diagonally and the edges
tilled in with throe-oorni;ro(l pieces.
This 111 ik s .1 ipiilt of it in reality, and,
if the border is made up of gay tints, it
is quite handsome. It is also economic
al, as those straight pieces can bo
pieced into shape out of quid1 small
pieces if of one color, and the piecing
will show w ry little. Hits of ribbon are
very us fill w it'a this design.
A wool-filii.ig for comforts, though
more expensive than cotton, will retain
its elasticity much longer and is lighter
nnd warmer. It is more healthy, as it
allows the dampness of perspiration to
pass through, while cotton retains it.
If takcti oiit and ree.inlod it is as good
as now. Fitnn anil (ianlcn.
RIDING ON THE RAIL.
ItowtMmlnt MHlilen Sllrnrrd Woulcl
Ite CiiptlvHtlng llniiiitner.
"Reg pardon, but is this seat en
gaged, Miss?" blandly asked a drum
mer, who was "on the mash."
Young lady (curtly) No!
"Ah. thanks! with your kind permis
sion then, I'll occupy it with you."
(Sits down, though receiving no affirm
ative reply.) "Traveling far. Miss!
So lonely to journey bv one's self, isn't
it?" ' (Silence 011 lamsel's pirt.)
'Know how that is myself. Am a com
mercial man. Miss, and often make
trips of a thousand miles without
Vnowing a soul. Oh, my dear young
iadv! did you ever stop to think how
l.ard it must be for a person in mv
business to go among strangers for a
month at a time never meeting a sin
gle congenial mortal?"
Young Lady (crushingly) Nay, I
haven't heretofore; but since vou
forced yourself in this seat when
plenty of others were vacant, I realize
that it must be very, very "hard," in
deed, for it turned your cheek to im
pervious adamant! (Death-like still
ness from drummer' side, thereafter.)
Tcim Si flings.
OF GENERAL INTEREST,
In Hawthorne, Neb., sand is oft,
... t!, lul, f,.. ... ., .
used to extinguish fires in the ul
of water, ami it is said to h0
-l'orty lizards were recently HliippcJ
from South Carolina to a man in
delphi.t who has a craze, for studyins
"Sloon and Restrnnt" is the.
before a canvas palace nt Delta, on th,
line of the extension of tho Culifomjj
& Oregon railroad.
Frederick Douglass thinks th
Ethiopian minstrels are. a libel on th,
negro. The minstrels should ho mad,
to cork up. Doslon Transcript.
Sonic day when Uncle Sam isn't
rushed wo hopo he will modify his
mail boxes and cast some new" ones bi
enough to stick a paper into. bdroh
Morris, the Baltimore reporter who
has steadfastly refused to give awat
his source of grand jury news, js
honor to the profession and a rebuke to
the jail. Hut ho got thero all the
sumo. N. Y. Slur,
This country is exporting plum
pudding to England. We have been
sending beef there t ir many years, lty
and by, perhaps, we will send mistletoe
and tile. Then whero will Hritain',
glory be? Chicago Herald.
A Pittsburgh confectioner has
dog and a horse that are as fond ol
kissing each other us are the nverae
young married collides seen at Niagara,
riach occupies the samo stall and. are
inseparable. ViUxbunjh Post.
A doctor who attended a Brooklyn
family in which two children died 'of
diphtheria says be has traced the infec
tion to a goat that had come from
fan.ily where children were just roenv
ing from the same disease. UrookHjn
Uy a decision in Chicago it appears
that ul! newspapers, magazines !ln(i
other bulky matter left on thu top of
letter-box oil account of being too big
to put in the slit, can not be regarded
as deposited in the mail, and who steals
it does not commit an offense against
the Tnilcd States. X. Y. Hun.
Mink are distributed over the United
States, except in tho Southern States.
Of Into years their value as furs has
depreciated, but a revival in prices dur
ing tho past scasi will stimulate the
futuro catch. Their value is, for a
prime, dark skin, fifty cents, dropping
from thirty to ten cents. Chicaip
- A method employed for tho de
tection of defects in tlie sewer pipes of
houses is to introduce the oil of pep
permint, diluted with water, into the
pipes on tho roof, and to search within
the house for thd odor of the pepper
mint, which will be detected at or near
the point where the defect exists. Med
Tho I.ewiston Journal says thero
is no reason why lions should not lay in
winter. It may also bo observed that
thero is no reason why eggs should bo
dearer in winter. There are many
things in this world that persist in fly
ing in the face of reason, prominent
among which are hens and the price of
eggs. L'ostan Tranmripl.
The entire lower part of an nnsink
ablo lifeboat recently patented is filled
with slabs of cork. Above this is a
filling of rushes, set up vertically and
)vivi:ig their ends rendered waterproof.
Above the cork and rushes is a water
tight deck, which separates the lower
half of tile boat from the upper half,
vlier? scats are provided for crew and
pa sse ngers. Scit nee.
A brace of cowboys from down the
road had a lively chase after the passen
ger trr.in as it was departing yesterday,,
Through their yells and the encourage
ment of tho crowd the attention of the
conductor was called, and the train
stopped for them, although it w:.i al
ready live minutes' late. The next time
the boys will either start sooner or run
faster. llajiid City (D. T.) Journal.
FOB GOOD iUIUOsES.
Mrs. M. A. Dauphin, of Philadelphia., is
well known to the ladies of that city from
the great good she has done by means of
Lydia 10. Pinktiam's Vegetable Compound.
She writes Mm. I'itikhiim of a recent in
teresting ease. "A youn married lady
came to me sullVrinir with a severe case of
Prolapsus and Ul eraton. She coin
nieneeo) tiikinu the Conqiound, and in two
months was fully restored, lu proof of
this she soon louiel herself, in an interest
inn condition. Influenced by foolish
friends she attemuteu to evade the respon
sibilities of maturity. After ten or twelve
flays she aune to me again and she w as in
deed in a most alarming state Bnd suf
fered terribly. I gave her- ta'ile-spoonful
of the compound every hour for eight
hours until she fell asleep, she awoke
much relieved and evi .eiitly better. fh
continued taking the Compound, and in
due season she became the mother of a
fine healthy "boy. - But for the timely use
of the medicine, she believesher life wou.d
have been lost."
Your Pnnuirt haa the Compound, ft W boUla.
Ask your New. Book, or Notion
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