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Bolnjr a Fow Romantlo Chiiptora
Frou tho Life of a Country
IT JOHN R MUSICS.
Amwaor " W II nwiiwn" "HJMi
ILakeiiax." "UsKt;i of U'nroau,"
i'.u O.neu Hi .
"Hold on, Toney," cried the editor, "nwir
allow ao- thing to ublimn at thut to appear
Is i newtpapor. Band it to tho belt pub
litber In the land, bare It copyrighted, or 11
may be tolan from you."
Tba tiithor lanced at Uio editor a if M
half doubted hi linearity. If Alien had not
bad excellent control over hit (NHMI he
could not havr refrained from iuii(f iuiif.
Tonoy'i axralieit opinion of bin owfi talents
ua a pool blinded bin.. II laid tbo gem
tunic determined to MM it to Herptr i, ana
drew another whirb bo thought more coia-
ijj ii iiiu.it, and road:
'Ou, tuck not of aplendort, of aor.ow and
Of hiiiiBet.th.rfil,of Kitliid orHpain;
Ob, Mil not of iiuin. your oope or your
Come to ma in fladneia with liugbter or
"That poem la too deep; our readera
would nevar be able to fathom it," aid the
editor. Not havinit been able to fathom It
liimnclf, Allen Mppuaed that few at Icaat of
the H' Mm HmM c reader could.
Tiini'v then ;. t.-.l two imull ver.e. of
doggerel, meaninKloMituff, which be called
ouiiota, gave tbein to the editor, altnoat
freezing the blood in hit vein by the an
nouncement that ha would aoon havo a
aerial itory ready for tha Wt.nrn luputtit,
nd loft the offlro.
Allen uo,.tn that the itory wa nlready
written, ami had been rrjectld by every
publlnbor In tho land. Of course Toney
would Ifislat that It waa an excellent itory,
ml that aa toon a it ap'arrd in print
would tale- the world by ttorm.
Having got "d of the poet, the pubtlaber
went to aaalat in making up tho form, wheu
fom Hitiiuinnt entered.
"I aay, Mr Oray, I don't think ther
need be any mora delay tu my auumincin'
myself a a candidate," he aid, throwing
la hat on thu folding table ami seating him-
Hf in a elialr.
" It aeema early." returned tho editor.
" Ilul delayi aro dungeroui. Homo ona
day get ahcud of Ilia."
" Of whom are Ton af raldl"
"Thar1 OeorK Htrong-"
"Iliit ho bcluug to a different politic!
"It maket no difference," ald Himmon,
Impiliently. " lle'i In my way and I Intend
lo iie in tpite of him If I (jb to tho Legis
lure, It'll give mo the Inmdn track for Con
greaa, dun't yn Mat and if I git in Congrota
It'a only a atep to Provident o' the, United
Htate. You know when a feller git to
gout' up Ihere'i no tellin' how fur he'll go."
To aentlbla nature thia M'l ego: i -m
wa limply dlaguitiiig. Ill order to change
the iuhject Allen ankod him the prlcn he
Hiked for the cornor building near tlicprint
Bgoffjca. "D you want to buy III" allied Himmona."
"A lhound dollar "
"I will itoe about It"
A few tnoinouM later flitumom left tha
ti irrniii.i.- Htmo iitrrr.
To Allen (irav It ecmed ai if Htrong and
llninmn worcoutantl watching each oth
r, lo thwart ouoannthur' plan. However,
P iniv only have been by accident thai Mr
Htrong came Into Hie office jut au hour af
ter hm political opnent'a rint. Having
Brittrd liimnelf, rUr.Hignuid:
"Them . n t any doubt, Mr (Irny, that
Rluiraon la onto my racket, lie kimwi I'm
(wine to run for ahcriff , an' bo ll bWl mo if
"I don't think he know any thing uliout
I. Mr. Htrong," .aid the editor.
"Yer mistaken; I tell yn yer mUtaken.
Diut man I jut watching me all (ho limn.
Iln'i Her try in' to .pile my pi .int. 1 be
fjevn the doni owe me a tpito an' m payiu'
me off with bad ueigblior. Wain t ho in
lere to-day I"
" Ye, but we were lalt-lug M billuei
nailer," aald Allen, withmiuo herniation, "1
Wanted to buy lliat corner lut of Ilia."
" Ye did What did he at yuf"
" I me tboutand dollar ."
Mr. Htrong gave a prolonged whistle,
Thut' more'n twu what It' wuth. 1
wouldn't g ve hint three hundred dollara
f It ; fur the hniiMi la no aeeoiint at all."
Throe or four day htler, when Mr Htrong
ld aimott Induced Allen to ptroMM MM
f lilt pmperty.Tom Hiniinont, having heard
' it, delerminiil to "piNl the tiudfl," If ho
h ul to Injun1 all the property In Turlry'
I'olut to do ao. A Urge number of thfl
WtMU of 'lurley't IViul toi'miil to lia
MlUUM each other, trying to prevent
Ihcir lie ghbor' uiit, even to their own
letrliueut A nearly every body nemed
p illlug igalntt every body co, the butl-
ie outlook of the village wan not bright.
On Hmidiiy ufternoan Allen Oray detor
Wiuod to el all w.irn ftgi and rumor of
dinger nnldo and take a itroll lo the hill on
which the inv'leriou itoue houao Uvh1 It
Waa a delightful day, and he found tha
Wood pleaaut The tree were clothed in
their richcit green, ami wild Mower nmlded
their Milcy beaili in the gentlo breeic which
'.ola thnnigh the foreil The nimble qulr
rel ran beforo him, frltked about among
the brain bet or chatted from tonio le.ify
retreat IU followed an old dliuaed car
riage road, em e mac adainuod and au ex
eellent thorougftre, but now tu a dilapl
data'd atate, and pari ally WNMrtHm with
grai. Tha grim old fureit nn either ildo of
him taemed dark and gloomy
The diaUuoe waa much greater thin Allen
tad uppoMd. Though tho t. p of tha old
itoue bouw eould lie ceu from the village,
be lot tight of it tha in 'ment ha entered
the nond Hiving panned to rent at I lie toOk
af a long hill, he dlatxiverod a narrow but
well wont path landing of at right angle
through .oe tree, and decided to follow It
Tim". tn a t. ret of graud old moixMVored
akt, winding about auinng huge maax of
rvk which in cenlurie ut had tumbled
from tba bluff above, the path took lit
rourae imlil be found lumielf at a delight
ful ipriug of clear, rold water at the foot of
the bill. Her AUeu paunsj ami gated about
On hit tight beneath a wide npreading
beech, waa an old ruUo eat It bad evi
dently kM tharo great many year.
Lover may have t there and breatbmi
tow with only the vray old foreal tu haar
tlirm. long before he waa burn.
AI one unie tha whole fureit nviued to
have ben a grand rk, but llkHfaa to
run wild, it had become a labyrinth uf tan
gled umlcrgrvwlh and vinoa. i ! rowing
hiwaelf on Ibe rutic xat Allen (rued lulo
be pnug. which, guilung out from tba
ale of the hill, fumed a ipark.mg rivulet
that glimmered over lied of many colored
pahklti Thltwol retreat wat a haven uf
mat to the tired editor, sad he nattered
himielf that here he might frotuaatly
fiud acurity from the pere'Ullon and au
n.i)im e. of pmMaaud ft Kidana.
But the af lenvwi waa wearing away, and
a ha bad dalertnined lo y.ait that niytto
rtou old ttonr boute, ha could wult ao
Bore time at lae iprlng.
A ha roaa to return ta tha main road,
aootethhag bright on the iala of tha paih
caught tun i ye He toopa4 to oa what it
waa, aad discovered a gulden rhaia partly
covcrrd with taaTaa and dirt. Ha draw tl
eut and found buned haoeath the leave,
hut attached ta tha ohain, a golden k kat
It waa a lad' karkat, and Ailaa knew at a
ikw that It dU not holuog ta aay on at
If. "Eaan It and dvartlMltl That t
the bait I van do; but luppota I opea it and
take a peap within."
He preaaad hi thumb ou tha aprinc and
tba lid flew open, revealing only tabor.
trea of aoft, golden hair, which bad evi
dently bean clipped from the bead of a child.
"That roraali nothing," aaid Allen, oloa
ing the ... e, putting it ia hli pocket and
tartlng bark to the road, tapping the laavei
with hi slender catia.
Reaching the main road he anrended tha
hill toward tho groat houas. The road be
tween tbo priug and top of the bill bore
aome evidence of recent travel. Ho hal
narly reached tha top of the hill when bo
found a lady i kid glove lying at tbo aido of
Tho glovo wat too imill and of quality
too flno U belong to any of tba women
whom he Inul met in the village
"Of two tbingi I am curtain," loliloqulzrd
Allen. " Thoro 1 a lady at tha itono houtu
on tbo hill, und tbn take trolli."
Allen begun to wonder what kind of a per
win ho wan. v a be young or okJ, beau
tiful or tiglvl
Thntjpofthe lull waa reached, and he
found hiinie f on it broad u'uleau with
larire, imtgiii'lcent iininiuii beforo him. A
high wall, on the top of which worn iharp
Iron picket!, aurroundnl Imuie aud ground
un fur a M could ee I he gate wa la
urmountiKl by a high urch aupnortnd by
pillar of tone. All ibo nurne.-y ibiriot of
enchanted caatlej which ho bail over heard
or road oamu with wonderful fronhuo lo
hi memory. There wa aomolhing to
grand and yet .an weird in thut imponing
mle. reared ai it seemed in the very heart
of the wildernenn, that Allen tva inipired
with a feeling of uwc. if not fear For uorno
timo he atood gtuiux at tho vatt building
Then ho went a Ii tl lo nearer, and from a
slight ominoiicn eould aoo fountain playing
on the lawn, whilo the gentle bfMM cumo
to him btdun Willi tho fjMtraiiog of n.'eeu
rnt flower. Nottvithntundiiie; the irmndcur
and beauty of the limine and grounds, thorn
wui something o weird and etrango about
them that bo folt ilrungly inclined to re
treat. "Ob. pshaw! I uui getting almost us nill.v
and superstitious a tha Villagers," said
Allen to himielf.
A fbir examining the front a well a he
eould, hn decided to walk completely round
It. Those people, r:,. rbt have good reutons
for living lire i of ecluion, und hu would
not iuotiou their right. That they were
people of r llnement uud laato tho palatial
residence aud fairy liko ground were am
ploevidcnco. Tiicy might bn oven botlor
than ropit'senU'd. The ioopo ut UM villugo
biul doubtlen lulscoustrucil their ixtnduct.
ad given their neighbor on tho hill worse
llnllien III e thi'Vllenei-ved.
With these t!iou;;ht In hi mind Allen
wumlored uroiiml to the rear of tbo great
miiimion and hulled Thn great wall In-
cloned uhoiit ten itcre, ami from whut lit t lo
Allen could are of the grounds tboy aocmnd
In excellent order. Tho wall In thu rear
was hoards two inches thick an 1 chrht
feet In ;h, und through the craclts tho cilttifr
bud u very gsi I view of tho garden.
A well worn hut h, loading from the gurden
gate to tho river bluff u fourth of u milo
ttwnv uttrectinj Allen attention, and,
wearied willi g.uiu at the linun,., ho
huught to go lo Uio bluff and watch tho
Ho hud aim ml reacln-l thn great cliff
wheu be cuuiu to u auddcu halt aud stood
T. AH. '.tin,
ok cams N imriKX halt.
tiatmlUed with atniuemctit There, stuml
iti: on a grunn plot, gluing iOfOM thodark
r.ver Im'iicuIIi, wits u b'.uiiiful girl almut
tichtwn year of uge. Hho wiut very pret
ty, with largo blue eyct, a Weallh of golden
hair und a form which miht havo boon tho
envy uf a scuip'or
Her eyen were ll(.niimn the river, and
alio w,ut not y cl iiwarc of bis pretence. A
llioravn of the netting sun fciiiion thit
uii'.'clir li'ing, Allen thOUCBl he bad never
sin'n one so lovely That MM wan B inuute
of tin wuudarfiil bYMIM MBOtrd tu give an
additional charm to her beauty, und ho
found hi heart dialing With it luthortu un
know n eiuotlun.
At last the sun dlppsd ladiiuil thntriM
top m'ros tin' river, ami, heaving u deep
lift of regrot, tlu' young huly turmnl to rc
traiv her stepn hoimnvard, wlicu she din
covered n haiiilsoaio yOtUtg stranger stand
lug lu tier pith.
AIIMIMI tilllTHB CllNfl.tCr.
tt wiis dull Mill tu toll Wha was the tnont
coiifusisl, Alien Uruyur tho boauliful girl
Hr rlr tnil mniwr tedkMMd ouiturt
and rafltM BMti und he felt thut he uiusl
ailoguo fur Inn p.vnouro
"11 bog pardon I" ho staiiimered, aft. r
au KWaWard silence of ii few moment. "I
came or it stroll tu the bluff, not aware of
your pic.ieuco. 1 Impj I buvu not annoyed
Vull l "
There wa tin liniiet fraiiknen In his
voice ami manner, moro reauring than
hi wonls A change front surprise und
terror tn pleasure, u Inituntaucou ua it
wo reinurkiilile, came over her Imv
"Oh. ilou't Illume jouraelf, ilr," she said.
In tone the atvivtest thut ever fell nn nmr
talcum What a delicious vok-o, how like
tho chime of it silver btvU, Then, as if not
altogether rwovorwd fioin her surprise,
she stuiuuiorcil "l I wits watching tho
' It It a delightful view from here,'' said
Allen, reoi'vering at once hi scif poc
nion " I do not wonder thut you came her
to witness il , I MM fm the name purpose,
but iceiuK ynii. and not wlnhliiK to disturb
you. leinainml in the bAcagiMiuid "
" You hitxe lost much," answered the
biNtutiful t-iil. her angelic face wiVHihed
with smiles "I frequently come to thn
bluff to i.it t tie iuuicI, aud the scene never
grow old "
" No doubt, were I near cnougli, 1 would
do the same "
"touarethe new editor at the village,
are ynu unit ' she aaked, with charuiiug
" I am; my name I Allen tiray, and I am
editor and proprietor of tho llsir,
f Yuu lit'v tu the tone huuo on the hill,
do you nut I "
Hhe I'artml. a death like pallor twept
over her faiv, and lu a ojUstM mauuer hc
" Ye, tr."
It Nit talnfully evident that the itcne
Jtlta en tha hill Ws np 'ec.sant topic
I this younkT lady, thereforu Ailendaur-iim-d
lo -J it tie bagaa praising lha
eautie of tha iuaet -y, tha grand old
oit and delightful Sowar.
" I found aoat thing today in bit ram
hi,'' he al but said, " and uiy be you can
toll me who la tba owner " 11.'. drew
fwm hut net the glove aad lovkat "Do
yvat know wi the- arel"
Kith a a I. I inula unc her face tha
came qui. kly to hi aide aad said :
They are mine. The glor I lost thia
morning, tha locket waa lost two weak
ago W here did Tou find theml"
lie told her ail about finding them, aad
Vu. Inth having regained their ruuanuxn
ty, they bxvame absorbed m a pleaaanl cot
reraataia ll secrood ua if they had knowa
to o bar far tear I i t.,i . i...
j ,,a ajfji ot time. Twilight badc were
lor.r he'd in tho background by tho broad
faro of a full moon hiuing from a cloudle.
omnicriky. Tl.oro waa tucb itrcngt
about coi li of the other that
thai did not nutans that tho Ur wora
Winking ut tlicia from tbo heaven above
WI.eii Allen unkod what her name wui
another Momentary i-onfuslon seeme.1 to
Com ii ' i her, an i - ,.u. in-red I! " 'W-
lint; lut by hut admirable (act the confusion
wai but momentary, und the waa diicotir
Ing us pleasantly a before. Thoao mo
Bents seemed lopossjtia world of pleasure
to Allen und will nover bo blotted from bl
memory. Thii lonely ereature.wboso beauti
ful fui-o and go.deii hair bathed in moon
light see:.n d angelic purity Itself, pro
duced such an effort upon him as to elec
trify and change blj whole nature. Tbo
dark mystery, wbieli hung like a pallabova
her, seemed to only heighten tbo OaVI
which made her so attractive.
Almost unconsciously they walked down
the path to the garden gate. Allen knew
not of what they talked, be only seemed to
reallcothat be was in the presence of ouo
on whose beauty he could) feast his ayes
for ev i and to the muslo of whose voire
no would never grow wery of lulening
Her disposition, wheu not freighted with
strange, mysterious dread, was happy,
and her laughter fell like rippling music upon
his enraptured ear. But all things mult
nave an end, and tbli charm, delightful as
it was, must be brokes,
They reached the point where their path
lay lu different directions, one to the gate of
that great, gloomy old house, the other
around the enclosure to the village.
" I must go lu now," sho said, her faro
becoming just a littlo clouded. " It Is
growing quite lato, and 1 cau nut longer re
I ask vour pardon if I seem bold," laid
Allen, hoping to dniain her but a moment
longer, "I am very lonesome in tho villago;
there is ao littlo congenial to my nature.
nd I I hopo we may teo each other occa-
Alternating (lathe of crimson and pallor
of death twept over her face, and in a voice
almost choked with dread or confusion, the
1'erhap -we shall I"
Do you hopoaol" be asked, bis faco full
of earnest cagornoi
"I I -I don't know-I fear I do," she
tamnwod, a look of wild terror coming
ovor her face, which sorely pulled him
Hho left without another word. Ho
watched her aa ahe trlppod lightly down
the path, and saw her occasionally pros
her now while bandkoroaiof to her eyes
Hho reached tho grim old gurden-gute,
which sho unlocked, aud turnod her wi.tn
faco to him for a moment, waved au adieu
with her small jeweled band, and passed in
from bn sight.
Allen bran d u sigh as iho disapgieared
Dull, indeed, seeiuod the world wheu that
bright, sunny creature had shut herself
within those gloomy old walla, lie went
lowly homeward, hardly able to tear him
self from thut mysterious old castle liko
bouse, WtUOS hul bocomo ao wonderfully at
tractive to him.
If sho Is ono of the ghosts that haunt
that building I would nover be frightened
from it," he suld, as ho walked down tho
bill to tbo villago.
It wus late, and the church bell wu ring
ing fur ovoniug aervices when he rrachod
home. Ho bid been truinod to regularity
lu hi attendance at church, so ho hastened
awuy to tho suiull houso where tho good
people of Turley'i I'oint met to worship.
Liko most churches tho members wcro not
all as good us they should have been, and
iven pretended to bu.
'1 lin e ho saw Tom Hlmmons and Oeorge
Htrong, both belonging to tho tamo denomi
nation, who broke the bread of lifo und
lipped tho emblem of tha blood of the atone
ment on the holy Sabbath, and next day be
gan anew their hostilities aud opposition to
each olhor's plans.
Like ona lu tho midst of a delightful
dream and wholly oblivious to surround
ing!, Allen sat throughout the entire aer
Dion. The preochur, lost in the fog of his
own argument, wat striving to wado
through somo mystical proposition, which
ho did not clearly undemtand himself, and
Allen might bo excused from attempt lug to
That night angels, with tho sweetest
ongi mortal ears hod over hvard, hovered
over A... n Oruy'a bed Masses of golden
hair and eyes of heaven's own bluo were
about him. Ouo dourly beloved vision was
nearer than any of thoothers. Her augelio
face hud iimu it an expression of mingled
pain und drood. In his Krc.it fear of loaing
her ho itrctehcd forth his band imploring her
Ui remain Keaaoii, even in sleep, seemed
to suy that it was only a creation of hi
lmiigiuution tho result of a dreaming
fancy quickened by hi recent interview
with the prolty girl from the mysterious
houso. It wus tho sad lace of Un t hu, but
oh. how lovely I All night lung sho seemed
ever with him, uud when ho uwoko her
Imago was Kill in his mind.
Al his ofllre, wherever ho weut, he saw
thut sad, pu.c, sweet fare
" I'm armln' for the light," said Oeorge
Strong, on entering the ufllce that evening.
"How what do you mean, Mr. Hlrougl"
"I've got my light in' rig on; I'm In tho
field in yeiirncat, an' I'm a gwiuo to make
tho race, hit or imss; I'm bouud to be
' Will you have any opposition I"
"Course I v. .11," ho answered, while his
face grew dark. "I'll havo opposition an
long us he un 1 notli live. "
"To whom do you refer I"
"Tom tfmimoiis. He's my evil genius.
Whatever 1 undertake ho tries to head in
off. I f I'm about uuikiu' a trade au' ha
find it out ho spile It. 1 vo made many
dirkrr he knew not Inn' ub.Mil, und I gueti
I've polled about as many trades for him
al ho has fur tun.
" I don't think ho will be your opponent,
" Oh, yes ho will," wa the Orm reply.
" He's ullers been in my way, and allori will
I want you to staud by uio."
" For heriff I"
" You do nut intend running for any other
"You won't ask mo to support you fot
any thiug except sheriff I "
" No, sir, I won't"
"Wall, Mr. Strong, I think when ta
time , en.es 1 will givo you my support I
bay a deleruiind that tha l!uun VUfaiU
niiim Tocn nixD o.i
"THAT'S ALL RIGHT
Xow ye won't
fixing tho cu' jr'j band,
jj back on raef
Certainly not; you are my man for tho
' Yo won't support Htrongl"
" I shall up:iort no oue but yourself for
lleprescntatr.e, Mr. Simmons Iho llafrrn
11' 11,01 c will In' fur i nomas nimmoD uri.
hint und all the i v ; und at tho proper timo
will so announce."
Mr Binunoo' deli :ht almost burst nil
bounds. Ho laughed, slapped himself on
bis kneea and ovcrllowed with clf-congrat
ulation on hit own nhrowdneis ingottin;
ahead ofttioag, whom hoiuppoted wa as
piring to tho same position ho was to attain.
I wus goiir lo witnurawaii mysuppo.-i
from Hie paper if yo went agin mo,' icid
Himmona. as soon a ho bod somewhat re
covered from his wild ecstasy of joy, " but
now I'll stand by ye. I've got some money
left, und when yo want any draw on mo."
Allen suggosted that tbo influenco of tho
WMttr liipu'Ae mi;bt be broadened by
extending lis circulation. If Mr. Himmons
knew of iiersons in tho county who wore
not subscribers il might be an excellent
pan for him lo suuscnuo lor mem ami
send the paper to them. Himmons thotr;hl
o, too, i.nd paid for twenty-nre now subscribers.
Allen was actinj In good faith, and had
determined to snpuo. I both Simmon and
.Strong for the ufikuj to which thoyaipired,
but while UmI v.vro arTalng for tho conllict
he, us tho knight who wo to champion tbo
cuuso of each, thought it well to arm, too.
hU he an independent periodical, and I
hall favor a home man for ihcriff."
" That'i all right, gm ui your hand n't,''
aid Mr. Htrong, shaking Allen's hand
Wnu hope greatly revered ha left tba
" 1 believe if he had known that Tom
Himmon intended being a candidate for
the I.rgilature he would have foregone hit
deiire for sheriff In order to beat hi en
emy." Thl same day Tom Himmon enteaed
Iheeditnr sanctum to announce that he,
too, had decided to arm himself for the con
flict. ' It's no use to wit longer. I'm goln' to
know the very MM ruht now," said tha
excited politician "Are yo goln' to supper
ma fur the Legislature."
"Do you intend runniug for any other
Officer Allen asked, shrewdly.
"No, o' course not; I can't run for two
offi.-e at once."
"You only ask the support of tha WWftm
K-puti.e for you a a candidate fur the Legis
lature." That' all thut time When I run for
Congress t) court you u i land by ma!"
That will be a Ions; way tn tha future for
the present let u eonitoar only your race
for lb oJnoeof Representative,"
"Wall, that all the offle I ra got any
notion o' ntnnin' fur; an' what I want to
know 1 whe .er I kin depend oa tha Hi 4.
are iV-. a-tuiidiu' by mel"
"When the proper time .vote you can."
"D'ye maaa Itl"
"oo awat, ir roc raLua tocb Lnrs."
It was only the next day that a Allen sal
busy at hi desk somo ouo entered, and on
looking up ho saw Mr. Htrong again at his
Don't you think I d bettor announce
now!" he asked, leaning ovor on tho editor a
' No. I think you had better not"
4 Dut be may gil ahead."
' It would ruin an ofJcer to begin the bat.
tie before war was declared."
Rockin yer right," said Strong, chang-
n:; elbowj at toe aeag uud nxing nis grecu-sh-brown
eye upon tho now editor as if hn
'.i,d -l pit-rein;; him through with bis
look. " Now yer sartiu ye ll givo mo th
lunport o' tho paper!"
Of coirso. Tho Itnfrr.t 1-pnllie will
gfrvt jou its support for tho ofUco of sheriff,
now you can depend on that."
That's all I ax it Now I'll whoop ye
up, yo bet I was goin to withdraw fro.-.i
yer comm. n every doilar I hud ia it, of yo'd
sunportc 1 foai Simmon t, but, al it's fur me,
rm fur u."
"It is for you."
"Then I'll do ull I liin f ir tho piper," sal 1
Mr. Kt.-ong, enthusiastically. "Whenever
ye want help call on mo."
Ynu might greatly uid your own cans .
hr inrreusiug tho iulluenco of tha HVi;.-
Just tell mo how!"
If every man real this paper, they
would ull be fri-ii.ls to it, uud rej, lily oh.'.'
its instruction. Your uunouucauinut au I
our udvico to tho public would reach evr -v
boilv ut th i same time, and you would g
uhead of your nv 1."
That's so; what km I dol"
"You might pay foru few subscriptions
and send them out to tncu whom you think
would bo or could be made to bocomo cn
thuniustio suptnrters of youri. If you
would only send to tweutr-flvo or thirtv
It would bfl a great advantage toyuurseif
and too pa per."
Mr. Strang wus a man who love 1 money,
yot his iMr.non.il ambition overcame hit
avarice, ami he mcreaicj the circulation of
tho H.'.nn RimA.t t tho nonbor of
hvcnt.v llvo. As ho went oat Allou siuil
" If there wero only onoiifrh nr.ibitiout
politician tho nowspipoT buslneaf at
Turluy'a I'oint would bo a success."
A merchunt came in at this moment to
blow up the editor for having put his a 1
vertiseinent in an obaouro corner where it
would never lie seen. Ho hud just got the
merchant panned when a farmer named
Hrown entered to know why the items sent
in from Hog CrOOk by hi daughter yore
"They were crowded out, Mr. Brown,'
said the turd editor.
" Crowded out, war they I So I 'spose yoi
too hiforlutui tor think o' Hog Crook I Yi
mean to crowd u out, d'yol I bo haniivl ci
we don't every oue o' u go agiu yo, ef ye go
to irealin u iliat way."
"I beg your pardou, Mr Brown, it wat
unavoidable. Tell your daughter to sonj
aouio iloius fur uoxl usu earner, so 1 can
.i, en ae-uin found h mielf
trolling toward the great old bouw on tba
hill. Oh, how dear bad that spot become to
him. Scarce a moment passed thut tho
.weet vinon be bad oen on tho bluff,
bathed In tbo golden hun of the e ting
un, wu. no', present In his mind. I.lko a
cuardluu aigcl ho iceuicd hovering over
Elm, t.-eping or waking, tveu as he bent
over bis d.nk, anunjsd by mercuuiua,
baraitcd by . dirlaM and pirBIMM wttl
pueu, bo oomed ever uear, looking over
bi .boulder and millar that iwoot uugcllo
mi e, which bo bad never ocu ou oi;y
otlr . tana.
Ho l.ud nad many Inquiries about tbs
mysterious family on tbo great hill, but hi
Interro'iatonos were mot with look or ex
clamations of horror. No oue in t jo Ullage
cared to discui tho snbjoct Ono day tho
Jarge, dark-wintered man who was repre
sented as ruling supremo at tho itono
bouse came through the village, and Allen
noted tho xpreisiuns ef terror on tho fuco
of every ono as tho mytcrioui stranger
passed. Had ho been a poitiieueo ho would
not have boon moro avoided.
u i will not bo m tim" to witnesi tho un
aet from Iho bluff," Allen thought, us ho
tmled un the hill. " but if I run only get a
enmpsoof her I shall feel amply repaid for
. Fm a i, I.;,,,, ,l,;a I, ,11 "
wual 1 may umo-iu u, . ,.u.,..,.
The tardy moon still lingered below tho
eastern horizon, as if it bad discovered
pleasant fields and scenery, which It wu
loth to leave. Tho 'wili'ht shades wero
darker In consequence of Luna'i abscuco
than they would bo in tha middlo uf tho
night. All about the tired editor rose tho
Allen vividly recalled his recent Journey
np tbo loug disused turnpike, and wondered
If Uertha still wandered tbo rugged paths
about tho spring. His fluggmg footsteps
woro quickened with hopes of renewing tbo
pleasure ho had experleucjd on hi iirat
" Oh, Bertha, will I see you this evenlnfr
again) "ha iuvoluntarily asked himself as
be reached tho top of the grout lull aud tho
tuna houao burst into view.
Yast and somber in the solemn gloom of
twilight stood that maunnoih pile, towcrhig
up liko uorno grand old custlo. Allen, to
Lis surprise, found himself seized by somo
lran' suporatitioua dread, and his heart
beating wildly. Ho puu iod but u momout
at tho fiout of tlio house, aud, us ho bad
dono before, passed around to tho roar of
Darkness had mado a wonderful change
In the stono house. It seemed more grim,
terrible und awe inspiring, and ho could
half believe that it was really haunted.
Was it because there was no room to drivo
those deceitful shadows uway I Or did tho
evil spirit conceal thei.3clves within tho
dark wallt during tho daylight, thut they
miirht revel In tho darkness! Uo reached
tho rea wall, and, stacding ut tho gate,
gazed through a crack, hopiug toseothut
beautiful being who had charmed him ou a
Suddenly there rose upon the air a pierc
ing shriek, which seemed to chill the blood
in his veins. Despite bis courage, AUuu
could not refrain from quuking with a
trungo, Bupernutural dread. Before that,
awful ehiiek hod died upon the air, tho en
tire house seemed lit up with a blaze. It
eemed as if overy window had become a
fountain ot blazing light that illuminated
the woods for a vast distance uround.
Did ho sec forms darting bilker uud thilh-
IMiy a Young Journallit
III. H.t 1 1,,,,, """ato.
A (food story U jjolnjr th fami
the DOWI and cafe upt0wn r"'"
youn(f journallit' experience JSm!1
(J. W. Child, of Philadelphia, i
said to be true and ha not ln pri J
Tho journnllHt was In a (lnanel1
ditlon bordoring: on bankruptc,
Msitta when duly Inventoried, aon
to one dime. Only one rnsn
city owed him monoy. and hi, ambi
wus tit make tin. ton mm. -. . l"'l
wiut to make the ten cent
faro until the debtor was reached T
wus u uunpuruio ciiho, and
ctiiinci'8 out of ten the ilolu. .
t at . a
'Tl al I
'on, in M ui-ao rouso tou alo-i
nli-'ht. A ho toned restlessly upon bis
t..i o, ilieun ruisli of his soul he cried:
i)h Ilcrthii Ben hu-can I notmay I
not come and help you in your dislresa."
Rarer until he had seen her In tears did
Alien understand his reul feelings towurd
this str::iii:e, mysterious girl, llinvnlh r.
True, she wn surrounded by a mystery
black as midnight ; bbo might, for augbt he
knew, huve bro.ght her miBcry upon her
self, but he loved her till, although he
knew her net. That being from whom the
villagers shrunk as though sho was polu
turn Itself was tho dearest object on earth
to him, and bo was willing to lay down bin
life for her.
Night passed, and when morning came he
was ustonishea at nis nagguru iaco as h
was revealed to him by the mirror. His
hair was not whitened, but bis face was so
changed thut ho hardly know himself.
His landlady inquired after bis health,
atid advii cd her favorite remedy for bil.ous
noss. Allen thanked her, und assured her
that he would get ulong without any med
i. inc. and after a light breakfast went to
tho oftlce. His mind was constantly har
rowed up with thoughts of the sights and
sounds of the night before. Again and
Bgain did bo try to throw tho subject from
his mind, but, liko Banquo's ghost, it would
not down. lie asked himself again and
rroin for an explanation of tho mystery, but
his reasoning faculties were incapablo of
She is pure mid good, be that strange
nivstcrv which clouds her Uio whatever it
may," suid Allen.
He was silling at his desk trying hard
to bring suflli lent wnwiuwer to his com
niund to concentiate his mind on the bus
inesa before him, when the door of his
sancUlm softly opened, and Miss Hopkins
with a profusion of rrmiiea and bows, entered
"Oh, I'm so glad I found you ulono," said
Miss Hopkins, in her most pleasant man
ner, us slio seated herself in a chair at his
side. " I've just got the Hi st listalknent of
in v storv readv for the press, und I know
von will be delighted with it. 1 was aston
ishe.i tnvself at the story, uud laughed and
cried in turns ut tho funny and pathetic
Disureeablo as it was under ordinary
CUTOUtnituncM to be bored by this crude
authoress, Allen almost welcomed heron
this occasion, for tho torture of her crudo
mnuuiicript might direct Ins mind from a
subject that bud become exceedingly pain
have some excuse and not na i?
debtor waa a queer kind of a nj.
nlwnys seemed to be more gene
toward tho prosperous than the Z
env-siriu.iun loiming individual, p
this reason the journalist dad him 1
in his finest suit of clothes, won
bMVer hat, kid gloves, patent i., 1
9hoes and carried a "ilver-headed cm I
lit our on till. Si. I . t. ...
a - ciiut) eievnj
down-town, puying hulf 0f ill i
flnnncliil possession for the fare g
the car he sat opposite (ieure m
Childs, tho well-known philnnthropk
Just before machine; the Twenty.,, j
stre.it station Mr. Childs took out
roll of bank bills, put several i
lillln In . onu,,l,. .....I ..... . . .
... .... -'..wr o.oi ptaoBB tt bvt
in his coat pocket. The train itoppej.
Mr. Childs arose with tho bank bilki,
bll right hand, walked out on then1,,
form and then shoved the bill, a.
thought, into his inside coat noc'
i ney inisseu me pocKet and fell toil,
tloor. Tho journalist with fivecM
in his pocket picked up the mora,
overtook Mr. Childs and gave itu
him. The philanthropist took n.
roll of greenbacks, counted out thn,
bills of largo denominationj ,.
started to hand them to thulucktmi
honest fiiider. Before it roachej h
hand ol the latter Mr. Childs dm
Imi k, took a careful survey of thee'
gantly-attired gentleman before hia.
blushed, put the money back with Ua
ither bills, pulled otf his hnt itii
that polite tone of voice that tuva
to say can-you-forgive-me-for-mj-ui
take, said: "sir, 1 really beg m
pardon; l tnank you very much.''
The journalist went home
chnngd liis elegant Huit of clothes '
an ordinary ton dollar B'jwery-look.ij
8uit. He thinks now with Emer;
thut it never pays to seem what youm
not. N. Y. Mail and Kxpross.
get them In, and I will send you the paper
li-ee iu return.
l'hn to a considerable extent tmoothed
the ruffled temper of the countryman, and
Daltering h nwelf that he had brounht the
edilor to tune, by holding above his head
Uie wrutn 01 tlogC'iinnk, be left the office.
Allen had only tunied to bis desk to re-
unie his work whrn the office door wa
thrown open, and Joe Leun burst in with a
paper lu his hand and fury in his eves.
Wop my paper!" bo crird, in a voice of
thunder. "Cut off my lubscrintiou. I sav.
cut it off!"
What i tho natterl" Allen asked, won-
denng if be liad suddenly gone fraxy.
lut me off, I tell vc; I won t Lave
rothiu' to do with yo cut me off cut mo
" I beg your pardon, sir, I shall cut vou off
with great pleasure, but I bould like very
much to know why you havo become o in-
diguunt ut tho oi.. i . N tit."
'1,'kalthis PtOoa,'' na-e,l tho infuri
ated merchant, unfolding uud spreading the
paper en Iho desk of tho editor, and poinV
ing wuh a finger that trembled with sup
pressed rago to a humorous sketch bout a
bald headed merchant who had bowed lega.
Ii r n.n. tUut piece! Now rverv Ixnlv la
own know you meant mo."
Mr Lenn was deficient in hair on tho top
' hm head, whilo his Iocs Wcn on the ram.
bow model, and by omo tranire aetata.
en.-e the description in the .Letch wa
kinethiug like lum.
Allen gUncrnd ut t!ie sketch and lieirnn in
laugh Mr. Lenn became enraeed. wore.
threw down the iwrvr aud turned t.-i en
Hold on. Mr Lenn, allow mo to how
yen something about that artwlo which hu
cc pr,t j-our observation "
" WMl1 he deniand.l. Mvagely, a if he
would have Uked to annihilate the ediOr.
"Dial you tee at the bottom of the
ketrh tbo wordt Detroit frm rn."
' Well, this artir wu dipped from that
per, lad Iho writer of it never beard of
Jou. and when I cut it out to use in our pa
per. I ' , r.et dream that II would wound
your feelmg. "
Mr Leon acratcbed hi bald head, and
runed himself for not having aren it be
fore, finally, after eaactmg a promise from
the e.iuor io mi nothing about it. he left the
oasce. Hi name remaiued on the aabeenp.
Uoa enoka. and (a a few week he became
A a-n . teadfaat fnrnd.
" what is it, Knit"
or with lightning rapidity, or was it only h!
imagination! Ilul those shrieks and that do
moniacal laughter were no myth.
Suddenly a roar door opened, and a light
form clad in snowy white came flying down
the garden path Siio halted under u large
pear troo within a few foot of the gate
where Allen stood. Uo heard her sobbing
violently aa if some great grief had fallen
upon her heart, and recognized her as his
beautiful acquuintunco on thu bluff.
Sho was in distress, aud what Eignifled
thai wail or the dangac thai might bo with
in to the Infatuated Allcul He sealed it ia
a moment, and dropping to the ground at
her sida, tald:
" What is it, Bertha -what has happened I"
Bertha, completely overwhelmed with as
famishment, started buck and gazed at him
for a moment in blank aniazcuieut, then
seizing his arm, sho whispered:
"Ooaway if you value your life. Oh,
Heaven! why did you come here I Oo-go
- go a" once. Don't delay a aecoud, for it
may be loo lato even now."
"TOC MCST SHOW YDOB nAHD."
" I cau not go," Allen begun.
"You must you must! For tho love of
ncaven do not be found within these fated
walls!" the beuutiful creature whispered,
frantically positing him toward the gate.
Allen Oray was brave and chivalrie. Not
even to auvo his owu life would he leave her
in distress, exposed to ome terrible, un
known danger. Uo was wholly unarmed
and unprepared to meet anv danger, ercat
or small, but he was willing to faco death
itielf for her uke.
"lean not go-1 will not go and leavo
you iu distress an I danger," ho answered,
in n voice low, hut full of detcrnKuation.
"Oh, madr, in, why will you stay I Your
presence here is far more dangerous than
any thing that can befall me. Go, go, go!
U you will not go for your own sake, iu tho
name of the Virgin Mary, go fur mine."
"If my presence increase your misery
nd danger, I will go"
"Itdoe-itdoo." she Interrupted.
"But tin is very mysterious and tryins;
can you not-"
"No, uo, no! In the name of all the holy
taints ask nothing of me; do not attempt to
delve into the depths of this terrible mys
tery, but go-go at once." The girl was
weeping and sobbing as if her heart would
break, aud Alien, realizing that his naaa.
enoe added to her distress, pranir over tha
wall and went into the wood ner th.. n.
THE HAIOA INDIANS.
Hie Mont Interesting Aborigine Hurtling
In 111. Nortliweflt t'oiiHt liottiitry
iNota littlo interest and rotnanco at
taches itself to the Haida Indians of
Jusen Charlotte Islands, from a tradi
tion which exists, that their ancestors
MUnOt Originally, in canoes from a
WuotFJ fac to the southward. It is
laid thai they were many moons on
llio voyage, that tlrey landed at many
nnliits on the way like .Eneas and his
IVoj ins of classic story and that thoy
wero always repeled by lavage natives,
MF evil omens, till, linally, thoy reached
lliese outlying islands where thoy
latablUhed Ihonuolvoa, built villages'
mil fashioned new canons from the
hujfe yellow e dartrees which hero
reach their greatest size.
It is supposed by so:no trnvolors that
'hose exiles, leaking a home and a
lountry, were a remnant of the mighty
Aztec people of Mexico, conquered by
Cortex and his Spanish cavaliers, and
that alter the tragic fall of Tenoohtit
Ian, the Aztec capital of Moxlco, a band
of fugitive made its way down to the
west coast and came northward.
Certain it is that the Baldai ezoel the
.ither Indian tribes of tho Northwest
soait, in warlike spirit, physique and
Ingenuity, ntey are now often seen
t Sitka Victoria and Piijjot Sound
purls, but still claim the Queen Char-
lolle Islands as their homo.
Whal gives the legend of their origin
tome degree Of probability is the art
hey p oasou in earring and engraving
.n itono, wood, silver, copper and gold.
As iionrly as can be ascertained, the
practice of earring tho hujjo toltm
posts, which form so odd and strikinjr
a feature of the Indian village! along
this coast, originated with the ilaldaa
rbere is somethinp; in tho crotesque
ieulpture,and Imagery on these totems
ujrgestlvo of Aztoc art, as seen in the
museum at the City of Mexico. Not
even civilized art exceeds tho skill dis
played by the Hindus in earring plates,
platters, tureens, miniature totems und
animal group 0f statuary from solid,
lino-grained black slate; for it is dono
with such skill, linish and good taste
In desifrn that a single platter or group
often commands forty or lifty dollars.
Mere remarkable yet is the skill ex
hibited by these peoplo in tho model
log and oonstruetion of largo eanoaa
from the trunk! of the gigantic yellow
cedars, which, on the Queen Char
lotte Ulanda, attain a diameter of seven
and oven ten or twolve feet for
Queen Charlotte's Is tho Lebanon of
the Northwest const. From a ain.rl,,
cedar log the Elaidaj fashion a canoe.
sometimes seventy-five feet lung, with
a breadth of seven or eight feet, a
craft eapabw Of carrying fifty persons,
a good suiu.r, seaworthy and safe for
a voyage of hundreds of miles on tho
open sea. The prows of these huge
canoes nro often curved upward in a
formidable war beak, and decorated
like the gnheys of classic times.
It will, indeed, be an interesting dis-
OOVery in ethnology if tho ai ts of these
.,.i it ,
-- .-o. si ntiaii enn .. tj.....
1 or a long time he Hnirerod about i'..m,L
teriou old stone bouw. He climbed a tree,
and watched it uutil the moon rose. But a
few moments after that first blood-curdling
hnrk had burst upon the air the mansion
uecame curlf and silent an th,. tmh V,.t .
ound wa head after Allen had leaped tha 1
Wall and quitted the ground.
vt neu t.ic i;i.,m ri)S,., I'M-ff. an t. ot i
quiet serenity about tho old bouse that1
gave u inoanvaranoe of a peaceful homo
Mower in the r.nli.n ... . ..i.i i . .
their nrr, I lIj. 7 HZ """"- "-" "' " enriy .tlexicO,
-- r-..w,-u Hiwn iii mo evening
.ouumiiu were piaying merri'y, tho
water parkhng in the moonlight, and all
aign of excitement und terror gone. In
vain he looked for the beautiful girl, aha
wa nowhere tobeeen. She hud doubtless
inxuned withiu tha wall of that gloomy old
hoxuo. Allen dearended from hi perch la
laa tree top and returned to the village.
Its mind wa harrasaed ten time mora
than brfore The viwon of that beautiful
form, perfectly radiant in her di.trrsj. and
team, wa mostantly in hi mind Tho
"T appeaiing from .
deap unknown dutma which be dared
ELEPHANTS AT LARGE,
How a Couple of i ,. I ..... I raclijrdrroubl
Joyed a Two Hour.' Liberty,
TL. -1 1 , ... .. .
i ue circus eiepiiunis una a iit.il
tramp around the environs of Tow
tho other night. Tho colossal packt
derms were literally "out on the loosc'l
for they had munaged to bunt I
bonds of captivity after the circus J
over, and, while their keeper! as
soundly asleei, they wobbled out I
the main road of La Seyne. Findit)
themselves free, they began to 8our.il
their trunks about vigorously ani i
kirnuah for provender. Thej Cm
i Ratio an Incursion Into a iiumhor -
market gardens, whero they txattcnil
down walls and palings withthepaw
est alacrity, and proceeded prompitl
to root up and to stow awuy down tlefl
capacious mouths various speciraeull
vegetable produce. Thev next
dered along by a trim villa, the crouil
of which they entered and dcmolUi
a conservatory therein. After this tbej
nilTed around a baker's shop at HI
entrance to the sulmrb of La Sen
being thereunto attracted by
pleasant odor of new broad. Theb
bakor of tho establishment was all
door and saw the dim colossal lottj
approaching him in the darksM
thought the end of the world in
land, and retired inside with tivpii
tion, having well barred the door.
pachyderms came on and halted Wi
tho doom, which thoy began lot
wit'i their trunks and to crush rl
their bodies. Luckily for the Wet!
door was a good stout one, so be
able to await a possible caUstn
with oomnarative calmness. fiM
the doors too strong for them, theet
phants broke a few windows h 1
bakery and took to the road W
Knvlna n t?vosv encumutiient on 'A
r . o d . r
wav, they rcconnoiioreu it,
down a few of their huts, and cam
terrible uproar in the nomadic
menu The women and CM
hrleked. and the men turned i
with pitchforks to do battle witit
strange foes. Hy this time, bo
the oaclivderms were missed D) -
keeners anil t he hiie-nnd-crV Mil
ruised. Before the gypsy encwp'
was comuletelv demolished tb t-1
rjeonle and the noltoe came to tli
i . a
cue; the elephants wero secjre.j
were duly inarched back to tn-1
closure. SL James' Gazette.
ComDulsorv Er"' ton in Engl
In a school dii... .ci in Lot
were many parents who report
chilflien in tlioir families. In i'n.l
find just how many children n
Iteing kept from ichool, m
authorities got two monkeyi i
them guyly, put them i f"
which was a brass band, W""
throueh tho district. At once
of children appen red and Um
...1. 1..1. tn a nP.Ln
vapjvug W1UVU Uliec w w "
park, when the school offlffi1
among the children distributing
and getting their names and
They thus found that over sU'J
keot their children from school
a result of the monkeys, the
and the candy, about two
little boys and girls have a
Itudy. Journal of hduealioa-
their source in tbnt n..nu. i..
t - 0,1: r 1 -
toz mid tho eonqui'ttidorti er,wh.vt
' three hundred and seventy
o. Youth' Companion.
Irresolution is a worse
rnnhneaii Ho llint ulionts ' e 1
sometimes mim the mark. M
shoots not nt nil mn never I
resolution loosens all the jc-:,
, Su, .
nor that limb, but all thi ""1
I once In a fit The irresoluw '
lifted from nnn tilnee to
There' a certain welt known n-nnrt -
ritiuK i H bad that eran hi bet fnemiido "tcheth nrthlng, but addle al
' n :,!,! ... re,,, I ii ..... .: . "
j. . , . ai leruoon na itona Anun.
draped -veral sheet, of bi. note on tba
ZZJ ln urrogu.'. o9Wa and thev wem! '
iterwartU picked op bT one of tha.tt.h-. Bl Lit. Work-
m the rffl, a rtol.niA He lack them bora. Farmer (to new hired man)-nl
an- r!ved from them, but ... j tou n.n.1 . .t,. ..I tour ut ,
-hen Salney told km they war. oaw, On the fTnca.
not Tioan notca, He eouM not ha eon Hired Man-Ye. I have doo.1
for m ZJTzS. S t,ha!.tb not intended . ''Kwj hue, and am collecunf '
SP waa strananer to hi. .ye, that
now I tor a book to be entitled Lax '
-Burlinjton Frao Praa