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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
L In VAMPHKLlfc Proprietor,
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
DECLINE OF MINSTRELSY.
Negro of Ante-BHInm Days
(ran tha Amimmut Stag..
IIow many readers remember the old
Christie minstrels, which created such
furore during the year succeeding the
war? If there an many, auu or course
there Is no doubt that there are, they will
remembor the old plantation scenes, the
genuine negro of the south, wise In a
rode way, full of humor and mlrtb, and
the quintessence of unalloyed happlaess
111 spile OI UlS raga aim iaiu imiu. iuej
irave us the dialect of the southern plan
tation, with all the local coloring and cus
toms. They sang us the negro songs,
which linger In the brain as delightful
reminiscence of true melody. It is a pity
that they are no more.
The negro of the south In the ante-war
days lias aisamiearea rrom the amuse
ment stage. We have now In negro min
strelsy so entirely different kind of burnt
cork artist. Ho is dressed up In garb so
fantastic ss to put to shame the tailor's
flights of imagination, If he ever Las any.
lie talk a Jargon which is no more tut
language of the cotton picking slave than
It Is of Greece, lie acts boisterously and
bis fun is of the noisy kind; the more
noise he ran create tlio better It seems to
be. We have our minstrels dressed like
courtiers ill tlio time when court cos
tume was curried to the extreme, W
Lave them dressed in apparel that seems
to be a cross between today and yester
day, the present and the past. Home
times the cork Is unceremoniously left off
and we have our negro minstrels In
There Is hardly a trace In the present
minstrelsy of the good, old fashioned
negro minstrel of twenty yeurs ago. By
process of evolutiou tie no come out a
being which Christie and liuckus and the
rest of the pioneers on the mliistrul stage
would never recognize, lie Is a lusus na
tural of minstrelsy. Negro minstrels in
those days was a study, The negro of
the south during the time preceding the
war was a peculiar Institution. He was
Indigenous to the soil, lht wus a study
and there was some delight In studying
him. The present relic of the minstrel is
a purely modern invention, brought luto
being to satisfy the everlasting desire on
the pari of toe public fur cuange and
novelty. We do not criticise the man
agers of the minstrelsy of today for this
radical Innovation. They waut to make
money and they rater to the prevailing
taste to got It.
Another regret that one feels who looks
back upon the minstrelsy of tlio days of
Lurisua is caused by tne muslo. the
present minstrel is a ballad singer, bo
was the minstrel of the past, ilift uow
lie slugs ballads of a lot of mushroom
composers who exist solely for the pur
pose of writing ballads to be sung by the
minstrel performers. There la no Indi
viduality about the music. It Is seuti
moutal, sometime! sickly sentimental,
and no more. An Inllnite variety of lou
der subjects Is covered ami drawn upon.
If America ever had a class of muslo
which can be strictly culled American, it
is the music that Stephen U. Foster com
posed. He was the author of "My Old
Kentucky Home," ' Ellen lluyne," "Way
Down Upon the Suwiince Uiver," "Willie,
We Have Missed You." "Hard Times,"
"Oh, Susanna," "Nancy Till" and hosts
of others. Foster's melodies were an Il
lustration of slave life. They were not
only cost in the best mold of pure melody,
but they wore, with their words, full of
pathos and the healthiest kind of senti
ment. Foster's music ought to bo pro
served because It is so distinctly Ameri
can mimic. Tlio tunes covered a vurioty
of st vies. Soma were rollicking In their
rhythmic elloets Home were pcrfoct
Idyls, riirnio were love songs which uevor
Lave and never can be excelled. The
lost this music as a feature of our mill
trelay of today. Detroit Free Press.
je' us heady as Ma waa Kick heaclf; an' I a Thorne gutter doronsortin widamr-
lliui i J
By ELIZABETH W. BELLAMY,
Autltor of "Fuur Oul.t," "Littli Joan
(OoprrlffhUxf. All hKhUnwrvod. PuMkhad br
special arraotfi-mriii nan me uenuru UNupaur
uiwler sin' got no room ler complain
when his chillen lek dcy own way; uey
is made attT his own pellerun plum!"
"I'm a-goin' wilh you!" punted Missy,
as soon as she was within hearing dis
tance of her futher's much indulged old
slave, who, being slightly lame, and
duly considerate i.f Hie corn crop, was
uiaLiiu Ids y IfiHiirt-ly.
"Mawater above! exclaimed the old
man, with a grin that displayed his big
while teeih. "Here you come tromplin'
de rawn lak so much pusley, an' gittiu'
yo skill tunned up. v ny ui you tana-fit-d
ter set in le grot house, lak de lady
you wujs bawn'"
"I want to go wadin'," said Missy,
"1 ain't gwau ter no brunch," said old
Gilliert, with decision; and before the
child could recover from the surprise of
her disuppoinment, he asked with pa
thetic eugerness, "Is uiawster lieurn
fum Mawse Nick lately, ei you knows
"There, now!" cried Missy, angrily, "I
was just forgettin' 'bout Hrer Nicholas! i
nirul u-liii-li ill
"Do-ie Is more nicer than my cousin
Flora," said the unreieiilunt Missy,
stretching herself out on the floor, fuce
downwards, resting on her elUms and
urn ifaiirt In u licr ( bin ill her hands, as she
gased up M-renely at her adiuonisher.
"She don't snap me up. ever."
Id lak ter see her try hit!" cried
Glorv-Anii, her very turbuii bristling
wilh'liisulle.1 family pride. "Miss Floru
is a Thorne. en' a Thorne kin snap ut a
Thome; hut a Furnival-po white trush!"
And Glory-Ann made nil emphatic pleat
in Miss Elviras rullle. "DoiCl Uiiime
heur no mo' seen talk," she commanded,
with all the authority vested in her title
of Mom Ilea. Then she lifted up her
voice and culled sharply; "Amityl you
trillin' gal, come here stret, en' put on
dis chile's shoes,
WIII'IIK XAI'OLKON DIED.
a r.HAPTER fh THE HISTORY OF
THE OLD CAMDEN HOUSE.
. ...... i.ii.d with His lot "UP"
aud Life U.ng Arrows l an KniM
r.... l-rlnr. Tired of Inactivity
and ImI In Africa.
The furniture and other contents of
r,..,,l,.n House, at
Napoleon III breathed his lost and where
k. P....,r,.HH Kinrenle endured so many
heavy alllictioiis, were dis)osed of under
the hammer of Christie 4 Manson. the
auction.-ers. who have assisted at the
disirrsul of so many families) end the
break nil of many hollies
If any man la pulfed up with 8 sense
nf his own importance, wun lauwy
Amity, a girl of fifti-en. In training for r wj(h dt.llg(l, , nli wealth. a
Miss Winifred s maid, was seate.! in the cir,H,,e & Manson's ought to
shadow of the C'hinahcrry tree, begiill-. . , . . Tue Kreate8t an(j
urina iiiiii vu i. - o
lug the tedium or towel neuiining y Droujt.Ht of t,e pn-sent day are not more
I ain't come out here for you to talk to itrte(1 KU,Uiy whm ,,uril herstdf "cln; ,jv or delldi wll0ae BfTair,
cuiieu,iiimoieM.ii m,u v.. , u (jn)f t0 lime been placeu in
basket that s.-rved her for a stool and auctioneers of King
darted to the gallery, wnere sue s.-i ner- , Jawefc vvhuD Hapoieo,, XU
self at once to ooey ijiorj-"" . . i a, CliM!,urat ne be-
Missy offered no reliance; oui as sue , . WU 0) f(jr brief .ea,,
and that the destiny of his son was, at
Miss Thome, or, more familiarly, Miss
Elvira, a gentle, faded heuiity, attired
according to the height of the style in
the year of grace eighteen hundred and
Ufty-sevcn, was going, this warm May
morning, "up to tow n," as they said on
the plantations around Tallahassee in
the davs before the war; and the entire
domestic retinue of Thorne Hill were as
sembled to siieed her departure. Her
brother, the colonel, had preceded her
on horseback, fur he was a man of oo
many inches to endure a carriage In a
drive of nine long miles. It may have
been because of these extra inches that
he was called colonel, hut his world ac
knowledged the title without inquiry.
The colonel's only duughter, Miss Win
ifred, a motherless lass of eleven, was
doomed this day to be left at home in
charge of Glory-Ann, the old family
nurse, whose name Miss Winifred hud
transformed into "Mom Dee."
"See that Winifred docs not run in the
sun," Miss Elvira sukl, as she sunk back
against the cushions ancf opened a little
well worn volume of Bishop Keu's "De
votions." Miss Klviru Bx'iit her day, for
tlio most part, reading this good book;
she hail formed the habit when she gave
lip Sir Wultcr Scott's novels, nobody knew
how long ugo or nolsxlv told. It was a
practice that enabled her to forget little
Miss Winifred, who was a young ludy of
'Wouldii s prise uie ef Missy wuziu
dishyer sun now dis minute," grumbled
(ilory-Ann as the carriage rolled awsy.
' Vit she moiight be a poutin' somewhere
'bout de house," she amended, as she be
gan laboriously to climb the stairs.
The house ut Thorne Hill had a third
story under the roof, lighted by a win
dow in each gable, and deep, high iieaked
dormers, back and front. The stair land
ing divided this story into two long
rooms, which were used chiefly for stor
ing odds anil ends. In the cool north
room was Winifred's chosen den, and
here, in an old discarded arm chair be
side the grille window, Ulory-Ann found
A wild looking child she was, very
small for her II years, with scant promise
M of simplicity and liuioccuce Lung "f heuiity. She hud large eyes of a dark,
them all. It is a pity thut we Lave j uncertain color, u mouth for which her
teeth seemed too many, and an lnsig-
liillcant no.se. Streaks of sunburnt
yellow marred tlio beauty of her curling
and abundant reddish brown hair; more
over, her face wus frecklecl. She wore
a faded green gingham dress, which
marked her growth by two bands of
Homo FarU About Conrwctlonerjr.
"The confectioners' art has reached Its
highest state of development," remarked
a confectioner to the writer the other day,
"and the kind of candies most. In ili.inun.l
at the present are gum drops, lownges of , deeer color hi tlio skirt, where the provi
Toriuus flavors, and tlio delicious and over dent tucks hud beeii let out. Her arms
popular miiishnittllow drops. The latter ' and shoulders were bare, but wntalettea
are miule chiefly of gum arable, line sugar ' of B pi,,. witli her dress hung ueurly to
and other Inirredlonta. which are boiled i i... u... i ..i ...
fin l..... ..,..., i." ... .. " uini uusuureu ner wiuie siock-
i.u w.u tjunuiilll-B? IU UlUllllllOlll COpfHT
kettles, made to evidve ou a pivot by the
employment of steam power. These rap
idly turning kettles are used for mixluir
.1 1 . . . M . .
iuo eouipoiiiius. uiinucasooilliemarsb'
me iKiut lirer imciioius ii muxes me
all swelled just here." And Missy,
with her slender hands across her heart,
begun to sob.
"Now, now, Honey, doau you go cry,"
old Gilbert remonstrated. "Mawe- Nich
olas gwan come hoiste one o' dese days."
Hut the old man sighed. He was not so
sure of his prophecy himself.
"I want him today I I want him now!"
sobbed Missy. "I do believe it'll lie a
whole everhistin' year befo' I see Hrer
Nicholas any'ino'; and me with no broth
er and no sister, 'ceptln' only him."
"Mawster drora de reins too tight,"
murmured old Gilbert, communing with
himself. "Ilukkom he kin be so Lard
on his own flesh en blood, en so easy
wid dis po' no count ole uiggerr
His "no 'couutness" was a point much
Insisted upon by Daddy Gilliert, who
cherished his slight lameness as a means
of securing him an immunity from any
"I don't see as you're so no 'count,"
Missy objected. "Yo can do mo work
than Tom Quash and Gritllu Jim. They
couldn't make round bottomed baskets,
not if they was to try,
The old man chuckled with gratified
"And I am goin' with you no matter
if you ain't goin' to the brunch," she de
"No, you doan go 'long o' me, Missv,
said old Gilbert, uneasilv. "Hit's too
fur. You jes' tote yo'sef back ter de
"I'm tired of the Louse," Missy said.
beginning to cry afresh,
"Now uin' dut a pity!" exclaimed old
Gilbert, impatiently. "I'm t'prised at
Glory-Ann lettin you run loose In dish
yersun. You jes' go 'long back, Missy,
en I in fwuii ketch you a Molly cotton
tail, or mehhe a squirl
Missy paused, glowering from under
her puckered brows. The house had no
attractions for her while the sun was
shining warm and bright, and the woods
were waving boughs of green. But sud
denly the frown relaxed; Missy was in
spired by a brilliant purpose. She per
ceived thut it might be possible to steal
ofT to that dingy little dwelling in the
midst of the plum thicket, on the other
side of the road, beyond the cornfield,
where she hoiied to find Doeia Furnival,
a girl eight yeurs her senior, for whom
she entertained un immense respect. It
muttered nothing to this daughter of the
blue blooded Thorpes thut Dosiu's father
was a carpenter, and that her mother
made dresses for the ludies of Tallahas
see; Missy found her altogether admira
ble. For Dosia wus gentle and patient;
she assumed none of those airs of suMri
orily that rendered Flora Thome, the
Colonel's beautiful niece, so obnoxious to
her little cousin. Missy hud heard, a few
days before, thut Dosiu was not in Talla
hassee; it therefore occurred to her that
she might lie found with the carpenter's
kinsfolk, who inhabited the sorry little
house ut the bend of the Thorne Hill road,
With the colonel and Miss Elvira on the
road to town. with Glory-Ami busy in the
house, and Duihly Gilbert wending his
solitury w ay to the woods, Missy decided
that she might venture to steal off for an
hour or so, without risk of discovery
She turned her fuce towards home, but
did not choose to change her jiositioii, it
was a work of some dexterity and no
little time to put on the shoes und lace
them up; at Thorne Hill, however "time
was plenty," us old Gilbert used to say,
and Auiily was hi no mind to hurry.
"I'm gwan on M year," pursued Mom
Bee, boastfully, "en' I has alters b'loliged
In de Thorne fam'ly. I wuz bawn in de
fain'ly, I wins raiwd in de faiu'ly, en',
praise de Lawd, 1 'sccts ter die in do
faiu'ly. You is hound ter ay resiec ter
my words, .Missy, lur you en Jiawse
Nick uiu' de only ones I has foich up. 1
Lad a Lan'in Misale-virey's raisin', eu'
dere uiu' nobody kin fault her manners.
En' Missel-virey, she knows what a
Thornu doan h'long 'long of u F'urnival,
en' a Furnival doan b'long 'long a Thorne.
Ilukkom you aiu'patteriiiu'ntter Missel-
virey? And uiory Aim looiieu ui ner
charge over her HM-ctacles with stern, re
Missy, freeing herself with a jerk from
the hands of Amity, wheeled over, and
sat I Jolt upright, inspired by a sudden
and comforting recollection.
"Mom Bee! whey is that ginger pone?'
THE COLONEL'S HON.
Whrn he had fluttered hi wealth to hit rat-
Old Gilliert climbed the liivti rail fence
surrounding the Held, and, having crossed self at the disposal of the country which
had ufTorded shelter to his father and
iinv rati), perfectly secure. That was In
1871. iust after the war with Germany
which terininuted so disastrously for
A P1CTUKESQUB LOCATION.
Camden House is a very pretty place.
bindinir in beautiful Burdens. Even an
emperor might make himself contented
there If his heart were not fixed too ex
clusively upon the thone. Louis Napo
leon cured little for the orchards or hop
gardens of Kent "The man fresh from
Sedan" could scarcely be expected to lose
himself in admiration of carnations and
roses. The exile's world was in ruins
round him. but his own words, which
became the jest of Europe, may still
have haunted him: "Tout peut se re
tablir." Did he not acknowledge in his
letter to the national assembly from
ChiKclliurHt that his heart was broken
when lie surrendered at Sedan? Yet
some faint remnants of hope survive
even in n broken heart.
I'crlmw the emperor did not see that
all was over until Sir Henry Thompson
whispered in his ears the words which
bade Iiiiii prepare for his long journey
He died in 187II. and still the empress
could console herself with the thought
that her son would restore his dy
nasty and bring some compensation
to her for the sufferings she had passed
through Who could have supposed at
that time thut this idolized son, the
prince inijierial. would perish miserably
at the hands of savages in one of Eng
land's little wars? What man can fore
see his fate, or woman, either?
The prince, then in his twenty-third
year only, wns weary of inaction and
pining for some opKrtunity of showing
that some of the qualities which the
world cannot help associating with Na-
polran had been transmitted to him
There were no events in connection with
his own country which gave him any
such opportunity He had to take what
ever came to hand, und he placed In in
Wrap-1 in ill We" w
lon- I imlT I"1
nl an n W ali
WWIrllini IIm-IiIii lt'lc cm-lln Ma
airivi- If tt ofl.!" . "
Upon llw Half lonimieiidays
Thai left 1ml tuM
Airain andw Ihnsmli Win ton
Urnniltl Hie elin ami 'Hit auiiiii.
Acn Che riliiii IMds of araio
When-milt It Hac
A alender lni mid Uino rr,
Al rnr sikIH my pul ouru.
Ai entry l lioiiKhl I loly turn
And Aud bill ashM
WTial mada my UnKira twnihle ao
A you raiNl alinua of wortl mow
Arouod thein. oo wllh inoeiuuu alow
And dow Willi Uashm'
Maybe tla amok Uutl lillada my eyas,
Maybea lear wltlilo lb lata:
But as I pufT my llp U" fU"
A cloud of aviliea
Perhaps you did out uodemuud
How Hiftitly flaiiirti of kiva were fanned.
Afl, iry ItioiiKhl and wlb I've plauuad
With soniethinK claslina
And rt wltlilo my lonely deo
Overs piie, away from iiiro,
I love u throw aj.lde uiy pen
And atlr Hie ashea
-Ue Wiu Hurry lo Juda.
A nimluo TnMlHKlli
land-File, and II,.,,,,, L
d. Hi 1
No members of (he animal n
regarded by most twn
aversion thun eertuln Insert. " P.
'inalluws, Ihev are allowed to cool after
luing from the mUinir kettle, after I
which thomUt ure Is poured luto molds ' response
Scevlotialy prepared fur Its ree ptlon by I i ... ..'i,
ustlng with powdered at arch. Uum , - .,
lugs. I ler shin's, every way too largo,
laced up the front.
"I'lllise du kimrdoiiir niorv.Ann
ejaculated, pausing in the doorway, her l,e ,1U(1 K""u olll.v u ,uw .vttrd8 'hen
arms aUliiilio, "You deli. Honev?' rupwy cnungeu tier course onu negan
"tio 'way! U'iniiie lonel" was Honey'a t0 w.ulk rill'"H.v ucross the Held in the di
n--iioii oi inv rouu.
Hut just as she took this turn, old Gil
bert was minded to look buck, and lie
instantly detected her purpose.
"lli-yi!' ho called out, sternly. "Go
back ter de gret house, stretl You got no
call to fuller utter dem imV white trash!
Do Thorites is quality; de ala' got no
business wni tio ruriiivals.
"You mean olo nigger!" cried Missv,
"I ain' gwan see no chile o uiawster'g
siHiatiu wid dem Furuivals," said old
Gilbert, unmoved. "You tote yo'sef stret
bit"k ter du gret house, else I gwan tell
Missy, after a few irresolute moments,
wiped her tear on the skirt of her ging-
iry-Ann subsided to the floor
beside the unu chair, slowly and with a
sigh, and there she crouched, her hands
clasping lie, knees. She foresaw that
the exhortation to duty she felt bound to
deliver would occupy a portion of time
"m ,u,?,i I'"' n1'1 ,hy, distinctly appreciable by her stiff and
Is the caramel, li'.y ,m nrade mr ,,,e '"'K'"1'
drops are coniiHised nrlucipallv ut uiir
glucose and sugar, mixed aud bulled with
other materials lu tlio usual manner.
Loxengos," further explained the pro-
prlotor, "are first inudii lu a paste, which
u roueu out in a mil aiieel
lectlnn la tha raraiim 'I ..
chiefly of the luuvitahle bnlhl stiLTir and 111 ,lruJ ,,f l,''H M plantation!"
glucose, made Intoasvrnp and liavorod Mi8!iy declun-d, irrelevuntly. "I want to
with the essences or lemon, orange, I Ro ever an' ever so far away 1" This was
Tantlla, etc. This syrup Is allowed to the burden of the young lady's lament
2Silfci;!!;fil" ,lll'u1cut',,110 lltt'? l.e..everherau.,t went up to tow., with
cubes, which are deftly enveloped lu ,mall out i.r 1
squarea of pirfumed puralline papirty ..vJ-n . i . . .
expert young girls. I 011 d ,b ,l,k lJ uthty honin' ter
'Tli .. ...in. ... i. -i.. . ' L'll Imck." Huid (Jliirv.Ami "Vn iu.
v .,vi tun iMuiuiir iiouK ano ins ' v. . . . . ,r
process of pulling' or kneading certain tttlk 'Umt Mi'n' I'ere, when you cau't , "' lH""u,t Wlj eut resignedly
kinds of raudy is too well known to ueed
any description. The familiar 'stick'
candy Is made by first being pulled. What
Is known as 'old fashioned molusses tally'
la .Iua ma,!.. I., .liU r..i.i.... hm.i a
... u.a iiiniiiiiii. unu, irons
parent caudy is not subjected to the pull
lug process.'' Now York Eveulug 8un.
Cold and Nllver PnMluet.
A valuable report from the director of
the mint states that the total product of
gold and silver lu th I'nited States during
18B7 excmled !fl.5(K).OilO. Of this total
ths gold waa f iKl.u'jy.otH). Callfurnla is
tha Unrest Producer of the yellow metal,
the yield of her miues exceeding fia.000 .
wu. int Qtrector estimates that last
yearuiA uet gain to the country of
so much as dress yo'sef," she concluded.
Hair in pity, half in reproachful pride.
"I cun!" retorted Missy, iudigiianllv,
as she tugged at the stringy and inade
quate blue ribbon that was supposed to
keep in subjection her rebellious hair.
'"Den hukkoiu you don't nuver d5 it?"
demanded Glory-Aim, wilh sly humor.
To this thrust Missy uiudo no reply,
aud the old nurse begun anew to exhort
her to "mind her book." "Do, now,
Missy, Uk a good chile, jes' as Missle
virey aaid; "an I'm gwan mek de nicest
little ginger polio, tuhhe sho!"
Tempted by this prospect, Missy slowly
rose, and clasping her small sun browned
lion aud coin by Imports was '.'8.5(10,000, l""d on the top of her head, stood con
i '..VJ'J'f ta U" ''dutrial arts' templating, with lazy indifference, her
these precious uietuls In th. 1-i.,1,h1 Statoe Z V , .7 ,
appears to be uioie than one third that of 1 VUl' ' K' unt of ""l'ivmg, sto.nl
the whole world, lu lst0 the world rro
duetd about 'JU.OdO.OiiOnf pold and gl 'O -000,000
of silver. If, however, of onV
uiiun ner im, .uissy s eyes Had round an
attraction in the Home Field, beyond
the garden fence, where the corn in the
.7 1 " lut lurP fori furrows was making a promising show
our pop,, atlou.our consumption of then, f tree. In an in JL, L 1. ' J '
i indifference vanishtHl.
"Mom Hce! Mom IVe!" she cried ex-
U proportionately Urcraud aeemlmrlv i
travagant, The world's annual roiuiump
tlon of gold and silver, as nearly as mil
be determined, Is respectively tjiJ"; OoO -000
and --J.0(i0,i),ia The popalation of
tbe Inlted Slates cannot n.,w he more ' (
- to u-ui. uiei , Wle world, but
ws use lu the Industrial wis not far from
80 per cent, of u tll0 Md jw,
cent of aU the aUTW iiuSlulr eousomed
hj all tU worl4.-N York Ueriiii.
'a goin" to
pie I rince of Roumai.la it anxiona to
eetmarne.1, and anu a royal wife i.
has no heart to Ktve, for that already be.
H.nw to Mile. Vaeareo. Th. Ih.i,- ' n i ... ,. . ' ""
K'iinburKh will not consent tiiat i.i. ' ...,.. i.. .V- . fl'l1 "wuU
citedly. "There's Daddy Uillajrt in the
iiome rieiu; yoii rw L.ui In.
"J"' li.il at dat, now!" said Glory
Ann, In a discouraged tone. "Whv ain't
you mindin' yo- h,a,k. aiidder ai'udvin'
dat ole nigger's doinV"
"I'ln a goin' it, ,ltll Missy n
nounce.1. as .he rushed fro,,, u,e
and went U-aring do iwuirt deaf Ui all
look at her
daughter Marie, aged lo, .houhl wed
-.-i' " Baruen aling. and made
wild haste am. t., tMKlwt
Vf dauiaxe to lb Krowiug corn. "She is
buck to the gap in the gardeu iialiiu:.
alipmnl through and confronted Glory-
Ann in the latticed gallery between the
kitchen and the main building.
Glory-Ann was seuted in a low, splint
bottomed chair, with a broad, smooth
lioard ucross her knees, and a pen-knife
ill her right hand; she was niakjng
reudy to crimp Miss Elvira's ruffled
aprons that lay folded in a basket on the
stool at her side. She paused in the act
of lifting the apron from the basket, and
looked over her spectacles with an air of
grave rebuke at the flushed face of the
child coming up the steps.
"I'm bound you ain' made notliin' by
yo' trip but two shoefuls o' sand," the
For answer, Missy sat down on the
floor, threw her bonnet into a corner,
aud pulling off her ahoes, emptied two
liltle pilet of auiid at Glory-Ann's feet.
"You gwau 'pent of all dis trapcein'
in de biiliu'sun.oiie o'desedays,"Glory
Ann proceeded remorselessly." "Dewsy
you goes on is enough ter set dem freck
les fur ever V ever."
Missy put up her little sunburned hand
and meditatively rublied her cheek.
"My cousin Flora has got freckles
tome," she snid.
"None ter hu't!-' retorted Glory-Ann.
"Aud Uwia Furnival ain't got one;
sue s prettier than my cousin Flora, any
how," Miasy proclaimed, with defiance.
Glory-Ann stopied her work, and
clutching the two ends of the lap board
while she straightened herself up, de
manded: "Is you been terdeiu Furoivala, Miasyf
la you been?"
"Duddy Gilliert wouldn't let m,"
"Tubbe sho." said Glory-Ann. "What's
the beaten path that led down to the
Bpring, plunged at once into the woods,
where the trees grew tall and close, and
where the wild grape vines and the
spurklt'crry bushes continually inter
cepted his advance; but with such oli
stucles he was accustomed to deul, and
they did not deter him. Ho had u secret
errand in this wood through which ho
made his way us if by instinct, for path
there was none; but this ancient child of
nature was at home in the wilderness;
he knew all the trees that grew, und all
plants that were for healing, und all
noxious tilings to Iw avoided. He came,
at last to a littlo dell, shut in on everv
side by abruptly sloping ground, and
almost impenetrable to the sunshine.
Here, when ho had rested awhile Un n
lichen grown log, he knelt dvn, und,
pushing aside a brush heap, laid bare, a
hole in the ground, wherein was set a
wide nnd deep iron pot, protected by an
iron lid, on top of which was ti tin plat
ter thut covered a fructure large enough
to udmit old Gilbert's hand and arm.
This was the bank to which he coniiiled
the dimes ho received for chickens and
eggs and the skilled labor of his hands,
for old Gilliert was master of many
crafts by which money was to be earned,
and for ull his jobs lie waa paid in good
hard coin, an unconquerable prejudice
leading him to refuse what lie called
As he had the privilege of selling his
manufactures off the plantation, he com
manded what might be termed a wido
market. Often he sent his wares up to
town; sometimes even he condescended
to dispose of a mat or a broom to the dc
pised Furuivals across tlio road. What
he did with the inonev llum o ii-tiu I l.u
told no one; wiiat he meant to do with
these accumulated small earnings of
more than llf teen years amounting now
to quite a respectable sum he himself
did not know; hut having no wife nor
child, nor any kindred whom ho cared to
honor with gifts, the greatest satisfaction
he could find in his money was to count
it over. This ceremony he iK-rformed by
an ingenious process of his own inven
tion, that did away with the necessity of
abstracting the coin when once it was
deposited; each deposit being made iu
sums of $5 securely tied in a bit of asna-
burg, the whole amount could be pretty I
accurately reckoned by touch, the ac
count being kept upon a tally stick, which
old Gilbert alwuvs curried with him.
When he hud lingered his wealth to
his satisfaction, Gilliert carefully read-!. .....
.1... .1 .1 .. . . !
jubk-u me piauer over me tin oroken
pot lid. raked the leaves over the spot.
and skillfully heajied up the brush.
"Ule nigger irittiu stiff, tubbe sho'!"
he said, rising with a grunt. "Time I
wua fixin' up 'iiothcr bottle o' white ash
bok en' whisky. I git de bok en' Missle
yirey gimme de whisky. Hit ain' too
lute for muvsvfac, mither. Liltle Missy
allers honin' after saasyfac tea. I gwan
tote her a bundle o' sassyfac ter de gret
house dis night, soein' I win 'bleged ter
spite her bout dem Furnivuk"
Old Gilbert took his way home by a
roundabout Mute, through an old field
known as the berry patch, where elder
Dushes and sassafras saplings grew rank
in the fence corners, hedged round by
nine imckets or the odorous ,ore mint.
Here tlie old man set to work; dow n
on his knees, by the aid of hU ready
jack knife, he was deftly extracting ihe
root whose rich aroma diffused itself
around, wheu his trained ear caught the
sound of tu-ps approaching.
"Wha" dat?" he whispered to himself,
with palpitating heart, lifting his head
The great NaKileon, in talking one
day to Las Cases, said: "There is nothing
more than chance in it," and it must
have been only chance which sent the
prince imperial to Africa in 1879 to fight
in a quarrel which had no interest for
him. and there to fall beneath the assegais
of some naked Kaffirs. More than ten
years have passed, and the world knows
something of the sorrows which have de
scended uiion the head of the lad's mother.
They say she wus the instigator of the
war between Germany and France. It
is a questionable story, for have not later
events made it clear that Bismarck laid
the train to the mine and exploded it at
the moment which seemed to him most
A BITTER EXPIATION.
In any case, if the Empress Eugenie
did any wrong, bitterly indeed has she
been called upon to expiate it, for hei
NuKlconic race has ceased to exist. Al
though the prince imperial acknowl
edged lrince Victor, the son of Prince
Napoleon, us the head of the family Id
the event of his own death, the empress
has never done so. She allowed Prince
Nucleoli to leave Chiselhurst after the
emperor's funeral without even seeing
Some curious reflections must have
passed through Boulanger's mind as he
stood over the relics of Napoleon 1 at
Mine. Tussuud's most interesting collec
tion of relics Hy the way. although
very few Londoners condescend to go
and see them they are inspected chiefly
by ourcountry cousins and foreigners, in
which latter category 1 do not Include
Americans As for the house at Chisel
hurst, there is no necessity for any Na
poleonic devotee to summon up any pious
emotions over it. It was taken as a fur
pished house, and all things in it belonged
to the owner, Mr. Strode, and not to the
Napoleons. It wus the death of the owner
which rendered the necessity of the sale
The empress has ceased to reside at
Chiselhurst. hut the remains o.' her hu
bund and son still rest there in the sar
cophagus which was presented by the
It is Kcarcely likely that they will ever
be taken to repose with those of the
great Nupoleon at the Invalides. and yet
who can say? All things are possible in
France even a greater warrior was al
lowed to remain for some time neglected
in ins island prison Here we have only
passing thoughts lo bestow uoon
the strange, eventful history of Napo
Icon, for the brief holiday season will
soon be over and then the wild whirl of
the London season will begin again, and
fun. if there is any fun in it, will wax
faster and more furious than ever. Lon
A New Cigar Horror.
Among the lutest Imitutions which
have been successfully introduced into
the tobacco trade of this city und other
cities are cigars, the wrnppera of which
are mude out of a tieciully perfumed
paper. A gentleman well known in the
iron manufacturing circles of tins vi
cinity was the first to inform a Com
mercial Gazette reporter that smoking
material of this kind was new in the
market. He has recently returned from
a visit to Norfolk. Va., where he met a
drummer for a large tolmcco factory of
New York stute. This gentleman in
formed the Pittsburger that lie was then
Introducing un imitation cigar wrapper
which was so deceiving in its character
thut experts could scarcely distinguish
it from the genuine
This preparation was made from rye
straw, and one sirtion of the process
was to steep the material in a strong
solution mude from tobacco stems. The
grain of the straw, together with the
manner in which the material was
dressed, would lead any person to sup
pose that it was a sample of the leuf
used In making wrappers lor cigars of a
more than ordinary quality The flavor
of tobacco was also present, owing to
the paier having been inuiierwd in the
solution mude from the genuine article.
no It fwiueutly.,,,,
rites nieinUM-softheluJC 0.."
rruumpuKcriorgood or evil N
lor tradition even antl,Jt
discovery In the matter of I ,
Popular superstition U.
Itself much about that buriuf!
the bee. A Welsh ta.L,ltllW
fame from paradise. leay .i"-"
when mun fell, but with Und'.
so that wax Is necessary In ,i
Hon of the moss. The . J
ally maintained that JhJri
connection between bees w,j ,,
Porphyry speaks of "those 1 1.
the ancients culled bees." W
There is a Hindoo sitperstitu
Rakshusor demons kp l
the bodies of bees. Many nT,
tinusitul Intelligence to bL
said lu parts of England andplr'
revere the consecrated wfw T?'"'
also said to sing al'lirltm.i J
ginning at midnight. Tbevfe
to thrive In a quurrelsoiae
will they stay with yu if J?
about them or In thefr p
custom in many parts of Kiiel.' 7'
continent to announce to tKS
In the family especially ,iat
ter It is sum in many purtsoffe
and Germany that f a su,,. . . '
tio on tho dead branch of a Vm
death will occur in the fumil,!
year. Stolen bees are mid ?!
never to thrive. In s,.,ne place. h
land It is thought unlucky to kI .l
They are given away foruiotherrifi
Hies are sometimes n..riii.ui .
Dishing prognostications of tliewti.
and even of other events. WiktJz
old naturalist, who writes muck of
ur import, says: "If they are bisff.
blinder than ordinary, aportin" h t!
sun or sliowinir theimwlvwi i -
pluocs, it may be taken as a ulim of y
cold sliowein of rain or wet weather"
Fleas are uot too small tmmiL..
populur lore. An abundance of tbeoi
dicutes ruin, here and in Knglaud. Tu
eager biting also prognosticate. wet
tuer. These tormeutiug insectj tnu
without their benefits, according totk
English fishermen, for they conaiJertu
ou uuuuuaiice ui mem luuicatfi
uauis oi nsii.
Gnats are regarded by nrnnv uim
weather Indicators. Fuir weather ii Mi
to be coming when thev flv alms k
clouds in th" sun's beams: W
unusual friskluess, and rain is ludinW
by their seeking the shade and biti
fiercely. An abundance of these iium
Civil Hci-vlea Kianilnatlnna.
Chief Clerk Webster, a uian of great
zeal and usefulness in his work, denies
that school girls and boys have a better !
chance in these examinations than man
and women of more mature years. Thut
tlt fsiniiwititfirii nru nut ui-hrwd nliilili-.n
la .i,u. i... n.o ........ u.r t o ... ii. , In the spring foretells a warm autumn
aw iiw" a "y n iv v ul.i. ittv ui bauur i o- . i , - .
dau. which ,s alaiut 80 years. It U LS'S-J;
noteworthy, however, that the average Mohaimneduns recognize its IndustrTS
age of those who fail is always greater ; accord it a place among the ten iii
than that of those who succeed. Of , that alone eutor Paradise. WitkmitiM.
common school graduates 30 out of 100
fail, as against only 1? of 100 of high
school graduates. Among candidates
who claim academic or collegiate educa
tion the percentage of failure is nearly
tioning his authority. Emersou uvi.i
"JNature, tliat they never sleep. Attf
eggs were of old an antidote for lore.
is said that they close their bolit In t
ground on the approach of a itom. U
they are unusually frisky wet weatbrrii
80. and the business college graduates ! at hand. The migration of ants frotnlot
ground is said to indicate ueuvyraimd
stormy weather is Imminent when un
travel lu lines, fair weather cumin; ln
they scatter abroad.
Superstition has been very btisjvhl
that common household insect, thecricU
Its lively and cheerful chirp has caused H
to be generally viewed with favor, lib
Usually regarded as a good omen I
r.ugluudand Scotluud. In Hull it 1st
do but i or 3 per cent, better
Not many of the problems are difficult.
A majority are in simple addition, mul
tiplication and subtraction. Few fail on
these, but may do on such questions as
"Express in figures the following numbers-
One hundred und nineteen billion,
one hundred and twenty-one million.
eleven thousand and forty-one one hun
dred thousandths:" and ulso on such as lucky to kill them, and lu Lancasliin,!
this "Express in words the following
numbers: 6.844.571.481.03." Washing
is said, they cut hules iu the wursw
stockings of those, members of x fiunilr
that kill thein. In Shakespeare's time tli
notion that the presence of the criein
was a good omen, Indicating rheerfubts
and plenty, was a prevalent one.
The little insect commonly know l
the lady bird or lady bug has been tlie
Increase of Hie Indium.
The Indian population of the United
States is increasing slowly. Not in
cluding Alaska, the Indian population
on reservations is 204,599. of which
21.300 are mixed bloods. It appears, by ' heing everywhere the Virgin's bird, the
the 1887 government statistics, thut for ' luJy cow- tlie lad.v fl.v-,lie 1'"i''srli;'J,
that year there were 4.794 births and : Manr'a bird. God's W. rt&Jg
u uuu i .ii - 7 girls, on hndiuir one. try to divine then
3 888 deaths leaving an increase of only fJV b h fa m 'ht Jf the
one-third of one per cent. Of course dicBtes the direction in which tliekra
this varies on different reservations, as U to be sought. German peasants ill
in New Mexico the increase was over1 try to divine from its flight how t Ley ml
iwo per cent, isui it Is observed thut. lare in tno next world, u, ou orai'v
as In the Indian territory. Dakota. Mon
tana, Wellington, Arizona and Califor
nia, there is little or no increase. The
education of Indian children is iroinor on:
tue number of Indian schools in 1887 uren, on seeing it, ask it, "Unman"
being 231. with an average attendance I ,om? leS9' wlicre's my cow?" belicvingtU
of 10.245. at a cost of $1,095,879 to the " wU1 Micate the proper uimcuus m
joct of many superstitious observumi
Its name indicates its sacred cbai-ac ter, it
xr cent. Hut it is observed that, Iare m the next world, ir, ou oeingip
this one exception, where the In-1 fealed to, it flies upward, they willm
population is comparatively large, i LeaJe,n; l' downward, to hell, or if to
the Indian territory. D.-ko.a M,, iMy th purgatory awaits the qu
The Insect known as "granddaddy loJJ
logs" is thought In this country to pw
sess some mysterious knowlcdfe'e. OSr
Ha Mlaaed Hla Chans.
A couple of property owners were in
specting some plots of land near the Ltu
emburg palace, when one of them re
marked, "Look here, 1 remember the
time when 1 could have had a ood slice
of this land for the price of a pair .of
"Why didn't you bny it then?"
"I wanted the boots worse." Le Petit
United States, while in 1878 the number
of schools was 137. averasre attendance.
3.489, and cost for their suurjorL
$195.853. New York Telegram.
Marriage Marie Kht.
A number of Indies and gentlemen
were assembled at dinner to celebrate
a friend's wedding. After tUe banquet,
a young barrister got up to projwse a
matrimonial scheme, which was at
once adopted. A president was elected
who was pledged to eternal secrecy by
a solem oath. All unmarried persons
of either sex wrote each on a piece of
paper his own name and thut of the
person whom lie desired to marry.
The papers were handed to the presi
dent, a man of mature age, married
and grave as became his office. It was
his duty to acquaint the two parties
who had mutuully selected each other.
Result: eleven couples thus had the
opportunity of confessing their feelings
aiiviiitrr ior me ursi tune, and a
month later eight weddings came off.
The others followed in a short time.
cxremnc, out the end justifies the
means. Le Monde Pittoresque.
ralsinc nnn nf its lejro.
Spider superstitious are also standi
They should not be killed. Spaniards."
the Sixteenth century, believed tw
spiders Indicated gold, where they f
found In abundance, hi Germany, It
said to Indicate good luck to haves if"
spring his web downwards toward yol
j There are said to be no spiders iu IreUoi
Jior will spiders spin their weD in u
oak, nor on a cedar roof. F. 8. Bass11
I TO SS CO.HTINlKD.r
In localities eipoeed to the north
cork is better thati in those exposed to
the south, and it is seldom found in cal
careons soil, preferring always that of
the felspar, this being found principally
in the province of tJerona It grows
and develops in ground of rery little
uepm, ana sometimes in
Hanwa and llauana Sklaa.
There is a little luiliun Truit seller in
Worth street, who seems to have solved
the problem oi what to do with banana
peel, lie has his stand in front of a big
dry goods store and is required to keep
the neightwrluaid clean All fruit akin.
are carefully gathered up. but his great
achievement is the discovery that Hit
'erageiruco- Horse la a receptacle for
Truck hornet are numerous in this lo
cality, and whenever one comes to an
chor the Italians little daughter feeds
him on the accumulated peelings. The
little girl enjoyt it, the Italian smiles at
u" wuuoiu. and the horse
me meal complacently.
iews reiorter recently made It a
point to feed the skins to horses by the
wayside, and they all liked them. There
la. consequently, no longer any justifica
tion for the throwing 0f them on ths
streeuaa traps for the unwary.-New
Cot. Kobert O. Iusoraoll'i M
Most peoplo regard those wLo rioM
the law with hatred. They do not tw
into consideration the circumstance
They do not believe that man is w
ally acted upon. They throw e Jt t
sideration the effect of poverty, of
sity, and, above all. of opportunity.
these reasons they regard criminals"
feelings of re veuge. They wish "
them punished. They want them Wp
onedor hanged. They do not thins
law has been vindicated unless somewj
has been outraged. I look at these UW
from an entirely different poiut of
I record these people who are u
clutches of the law not only as uuic
nates, but. for the most part, as view
You may call them victims of n,u
of nations, or of governments; itsi
diCcrcnco, ttay are victims. Lnder "
same clrcumstaace3 the very Ve"t m
punish theia would be puuisUeo. "
whether the criminal is a victim of
the honest tuac, the Industrious ata-
the right to defend the product
labor. He who sows and P1'1
be allowed to reap, and he who endea
to take from him Lis harvest is " j
call a criminal; and it is the
society to protect the honest fromu
honest.-New York World Intertitw-
A Blean Hu.banil.
flusliand (greatly excitl)-Gt ""J
dearest A dog catcher haa stolen tbe P"
and aays be is going to kill IU .
Wife- Tbe hateful man I Are too
see if you can take it from him, urllM
"No, I am going to tee that h W
A Woman'. 'ot.
Lawyer-Did you give Mr. Skinflia' f
note for the amount, as I advised yon (
Young Willow (weepius) Y
wrote him tbe tweetert Uttle not
waa, and tbe very next day a"zt
a mortgage on my furnitura Barm