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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
L L. UAKTHCLU froprleter,
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
wallowed flltr Halve.
Thmm several well authenticated
ooount of knife iwiJlowiug, m distin
guished from the sword wallowing
feat, of Itinerant juggler. In tie Edin
burgh Philoeopbli al Journal it reported
the cam of an American tailor, John
Camming!, wbo swallowed at different
periods within the pac of two year
boat fifty clasp knlve. When be wat
twenty-three yeart of age be wat on
thore with tome of hit comrade at
Havre, where be witnessed the feat or
a conjurer wbo pretended to wllow
knlrea. When be returned to hit thip
be wore that be eould awallow knlve
at eatily at the Frenchman bad, and, be
fog challenged, took bit own knife and
wallowed it lie then offered to wal
low all the knife they would bring blin,
and eventually (wallowed three.
Tbi feat be afterward performed ev
eral time, and in Boston, In 18o3, be
wallowed in one evening no fewer than
fourteen knives, after which be wat
taken so 111 that he had to be removed to
Cbarlestown hospital, lie wat after
ward taken by the English ihlp lai for
muggling. and on l-c. 4, 1S0J, be i wal
lowed twelve knives, which terminated
bit career after a lung and terrible ill
ness, lie died in Murch, 1807, In ex
treme agony, at Uuy's hospital.
Uappy Little Girls.
An Interesting pair of cash girl go np
Sixtb avenue every evening fiom one of
IK. lirr PMtuil atiirHa TliMra nra linn
dredof ucb girls, bnt this particular
pair challenge observation. One is a
tunted little blond slip of a girl of per-
bap eleven or twelve, the other a bru
nette slip of a girl a trifle older and half
bead taller. Both are thin and round
bouldered and bright eyeL
The taller girl Invariably carrlee
novel in her band, from which she read
load to her companion a they walk. I
Tbey go along at a swinging gait, keep
ing pace with the great, hurrying, I
n'rlivlr thmntr. riltinirinir nv-r rrnmiinirs !
without apjiarenlly noticing anything or
anybody, though the little listener look
out for both. The latter' ear it in
clined toward the reader to the can
catch every syllable above the roar of
Tbey teem to have different book
very day. 1 tried once to get glimpse
of the title, but they walked too fast fur
me. This much 1 ascertained there
wa tomething alxiut a duchess and an
earl In the dialogue. New York Herald.
Killed by Praarhar, Skinned by Deacon.
Dr. Harmon Jones tell good story
which actually occurred in the ear!
ettletuent of this county. During those
day the Osage Indians prowled around
In tbeee woods, and lieurs, panther and
wild cat were plentiful. It was the
custom to carry a gun most everywhere.
There wa always a few who carried
their gnu to church on Sunday morn
ing. One Hunday Itov, Stephen Ilam
wa preaching down on Loutrie. It waa
way back in the 20s. While the Rev.
Mr. Ilam Wat closing hit sermon with a Droadstairs for a full mouth beforo ho as if our cliuractcr wilh objectively epit
red hot eihortation he taw a deer pass i had anything to rcwrt to his employers, I 0UJjmL For a mere piece of leather
the wiudow. Ue sUipped preaching, ' beyond the (act that Mrs. Morrison was to risk hmketi necks, heads nnd limU
told hi. audience to k-p .tHl picked up living nt No. PHI Marine terrace, llrond- fa , m.k,(1Hl, a lm,11(ir An(, ((
Mold rifle and went out and killed the stairs, under the iw.ua of Si-ars; that , docs not discover a very
deer, lie completed hi terinou while a the house wits a rcsiicctahlo boarding ,. . , , . , A, , , , '
oonple of the deacont tkiuned the deer. house, at piesi'tit tenanted bv ladiesonly; ,.1!,!!t "f t,;1 el'lv" )"'"
Dr. Jone. went home with one of the but that he fully exited Mr. Morrison ! OTUf j "w S1I"M1h ; d"uut "
deacons to dinner, and savs be never ato tonnnear In the character of a iretitl.v I "ch U',s'',,'':d may still be said to
better venison in his lifu. Dock i now !
eveuty seven years old, aud ha been a
practicing physician aud druggist for
fifty-three year. Ho pntuticed medicine .
In fcatt bt. Louis four year and In l'aris, I
"eu yewrs. 1111 is ineoiueni urag- get tno man tr lie atKivo grounil, ro
git In the county, and came here when innined Intact. Mrs. Morrison was in
thii country was wildumea.-Fulton bad health; iho had not been out of
(Mo.) Gazette. doors, to tho best of bis Mief, since his
arrival at Hrondstairs, and nn ingenuous
Th. Antiquity of Gee... j1K,idousy U0t ioiloU. hud
There Is much curious amusement to ivcll ,,,, limlly pai ticulars of tho mal
be had In tracing where the foodstuffs B(ly of Mlu 8 ,1(,rt,fort
W. use and the domestic i animals we eat not a liUe surpi isod. when taking his
or use originally came from lrofty.sor ugUB, itni oll , , frollt of Mu.
Mai Muller. reasoning through bis scl-1 rill0 , MM Mr!l Morri((0
a i . i . i
domesticated very early, or at least some
bird like it
Uoute In English, ganse In German;
dropping the g according to the laws of
language, the word become anser in
Latin aud correspondingly in Greek,
with the aspirate that marka the Digam
Ilia was dropped, and so back to ansa In
the Sanscrit. Our prehlstorio Sanscrit
ancestors of the Indian fable lands, had
geeae. Professor Muller. therefore, con-1
cludee birds resembliuif them olnaelv.
though thousands of year tlie uauie ha
remained, varying only according to the
kuown law of the change of prouunchv
tion, aud probably tlie Thlngston
throughout bebiud the name. Such U
theutiquityof gue. New York Even-
Th. Hlarney Stone,
The village of Ularuey is in the south
of Irelaud. aUmt four miles from Cork.
Blarney castle was built by Curmack
MaoCarthy, the Stroug, fourth lord of
Moskerry. about the middle of the
Fifteenth century. The ruin of the
famous old fortress are visited by thou
sands of tourists every year. This 1
largely on account of a tradition which
hat been attached for tome centuries to
one of the stones used iu butldiug the
castle. This stone is said to communi
cate to the tongue that touche it the
gift of gentle, insinuating speech, aud
that ha given rise to the accusation
when any oue is of particularly sweet
aocect that he or iho has "kiased the
lUarney (tone. "-Detroit Free i'reaa,
A Cl.T.r llelari.
Am old lady brought np a witness
beforo beuch of magistrate, when
aked to take off her bonnet refuted to
do to, saying, "There's no law compel
Bag woman to take off her bonnet."
"On," said one of the magistrate, "yon
know the law, do you? Futbap yoo
Would like to come up and ait here and
teach naT "No, I thank you. air." r
phod th old lady; "there are old women
noogD there already." Sn Francisco
ksselhlng of Ue,
Bha Ua't Dr. Aadenoa Terr ahaant
He-Tea, That's why b. mt married.
Be Want U klat his weethaM'. k.,l
I and taHnatod bar taatd.Jnd-.
The conductor ol all the ttreet cart.
Omnibuses and other vehlrlea tor nnhli
aocnmmodstlon in Warsaw, in that prt j
oi.ino cny uftween .ovsya I'rsga and
th Mborh of Brad no, are women, and
fulfill their duties more accurately end
to th better tatitfactioo ot the public
B MRS. CASniL HOET
"Thank you. tir; It U best In general
Well, neiitletiieii. you uro pn-pareu uy
ui.,.1 1 imve said to ln-ar that Mr. Morrl-
.. n,.t ni I.iiivrne. (The uiild director
whole form .iieiitly proclaimed: 1 told i,,,; y0u roust have been; you passed
yousol) Hut you will I surprised to BS jtrs. Morrison t the Urosvenor hotel."
hear Hut she did not leave Loudon with I yiu laughed in bin face.
Mr. Morrison, ami that to the bent of my I ..j wa4 K.n at Hie bank, but the per
belief alio is In England "tilll I acquired ! wlo a3W mo would awear I am Mr,
this valuuMo In formal ion in the follow- j jorrj,n al readily a you. I did not
ing manner," here Downey dropped into p;ls4ul the (Jrosvenor hotel as Mrs. Mor
hit profi-ssloiiul lone and produced hit 1 tlvm; 1 never wa insldo the hotel in my
note book: "On Inquiry at theOroevenor j jf0i j moprwd in a cab at tho door and
hotel 1 found that Mr. and Mrs. Morrison i akci for Mrs. Morrison' bag. My
had staved there for t odaysand nights, 1 D;,me. I ropoat, is Stiears, Martha Spears;
and that during that time Mrs. Morrison , i nm the wifo of a sea captain, at present
had complained of illnens. On tliohocone' on way to Calcutta; I have kept the
night she t.ld the rhamliermuld in at- boarding house in which you lake so
tendance that although thero was noth-1 ft Interest for ten years; the In
Ing serious the matter she really could vaj,j for whom you inquiro of Susan so
not face foreign parti, but had made up tenderly is old Mrs. Stiears. my mother
her mind to go to a quiet F.nglUh sea i.aw. I seo you're still puzzled and so
place during Mr. Morrison's absence. The ( j wjj pU( j,ou out of your pain. 1 am
girl rememlared this well, because, at ( jjrii Morrison's twin sister, and remark
she acknowleJgi'd, Mrs. Morrison gave fa ,er." Downey started, "I
her something handsome on leaving the : Bm v,.ry for)( 0f her, and of him, too,
hotel, which she did with Mr. Morrison. I aj ( 0gji to bo, for ho set me up in
In less than half an hourslio cauio to the j,'o. 100 when he married my sister
hotel door inn cab. and atked if she could jar)P,"
see the rhiiiiUmi.iid. The girl had only ..qi noi" 1,1 Downey, "to that' how
that inoiiient given notice that a hand-; i VM worked, was it?"
bag had l"n left in a drawer in tho i
room which Mrs. .Morrison had occupied I
This was a lucky accident; for Mrs. Mor-
rison's return tot lio hotel to K''t her bag
proves that sho did not leave England
with Mr. Morrison. I assumed a troubled
sir. an. I said it was very annoying-l had
occasion tocoinmimicate with Mrs. Mor-
rison, ami how was I to get her address
-' u,,UAy k,"'w u"'1
cared, and I was turning away, when tho
young ciiamisTiiuim sum: 1 ernd.s m s
may help you. and handed 1110 a carU. 1
'It was stuck in tho looking glass to I
tighten it,' sho added; i s:tw Mrs. Morri-
son put it there, and I'm stiro I don't
know how I came to put it in my ocket, t
but I did.' That's tho card, gentlemen.
It I evidently a lodging houso ndtlrus-
IDO Marino terrace, llioadstairs aud
thero I shall find Mrs. Morrison."
"Very likely," said tho mild director;
"but what then?"
"This," answered Mr. Downey, who
had been reserving his effect; "I don't
believe he's gone either! From inquiries
1 havo luado I am satinlicd that no ono in
tho least resembling Mr. Morrwm cronsed
to Calais that morning; and every pas
senger on board, of anything likuhisuge,
had a lady with him. Ilo isn't gone; and
ho will coma or write coiuimmicato
with her somehow; only give him time,
and wo shall get him."
I can t imagine any motive that could
,n. I lead h in to reman, in I.i.glund having a mU(.h Ul.ireilmj for u time, but he grad
ry fair chance of getting away. uiJ thu ctmwuM hMt by tlP rclK'tioii
ly uiilddin-otor, "but as there nothing to that ho had Ihh'ii right nfter nil. He had
bo dono until we've traced him, and your
plan olTcrs a chanco of doing so, 1 sco uo
objection to it."
The others assented inoro readily, and
tho council of victims again separated.
Mr. Morrison would havo been moused
could he havo known how very near to
its fulfilment was his prediclioa of tho
conduct of tho "U. niul D."
Mr. Downey had Isrii on tho watch at
man boarder. Ho was us far us ever
from being able to account for the pro-'
coeding of either the man
i or his wife,
but las belief in his own maxim, "Keen
the woman under your eye und you'll ,
Jltat 1,0 ,,iul vn lu'r '''T't
room ut the
U. and D.," but without
her discoinismure, come forth from No.
100 and cross the road to the Is'ju-h in
inch a fashion as to come up with blin
and confront him at once She was the
picture of health, and her bright, dark
')''' "lmt n ul- ","!v glance at the
diuufounded detective, as she accosted
"11,,w ll .vo" ,,0 Mr !" '"')' "ow
do you like llroadstairs? You must llu.l
il rall,,'r J,,ll 1 '"" '. but I supsse tho
lm" "'one, i in sorry to cut on your
upplie. but I really cannot keep on
dinlging you when I want a walk any
'"'wr. "nd it takes up my clever houso-
maid' time to watch you go off and
eoiiui on your U-at, ts'sidrs, it isn't lie-
resnitry now, ami even ttiotigti it is a
bank that imys, ono ought not to waste
their money, you know. Kb. Mr. lKw
neyr" "How do yon do, Mr. npgr"
"Miulam! Mrs. Morrison!"
"Mrs. Morrison? What do you moon
by calling me out of my name?"
"Do you mean to tell me you are not
Mr. M irrUinf
"Certainly 1 do."
"N thenot the person who lost a
diamond star and employed mo to find
it? Why. Mr. Morrison named you to
m. a his wife."
"Mr. Morrison did nothing of the kind,
lie named you to me and ou with your
wonderful clcrerncna. vou know, took
,;tuor ,!,in8 tor I ranted.
"You mean to led me vou tron-'
tl"" , , . . , I
I personated nobodv. Mr. Dcterrl
rv, . , . -
v" Ulu ;
for acting, ami-pray, have you found
my tar, or the thief who stole It? Nol
Never uiind. you can seep wut
puiind noto 'on account until you do.
I!ut 1 really don't think you ought to
Imncrori hereanv longer."
Downey wa hardly able to get out in
mordn: ''Explain, wotnuii, uou i j".-r
iiua that. Who are you You must be
Ufi-j Mnrrivin: vou were seen at the
"Tlmt' bow it wat worked; though,
IIljji j j0n't commit myself to saying
w,at n Umin, cither In your mouth or
wm. You've got nothing against mo,
you know, and you'll get nothing out of
U10 y yoU ,,ro a tho detective who
i.r,.r (ind anything but mares' nests
rot.J Into one, for tho excellent reason
,iat t.r,.'g nothing to get.
Sho juused in her voluble talk and
laughed ugain-a long buigh, full of fun
"Whero uro thoyr
jj0 l;u KraiiH.d her arm voluntarily,
on, gl00, 0j bold with good
Coino." she said, "you'ro not quite s
w 1 tKm'li you'ro not far olf ono. Do
yo1 iatji0 1 know-do you think I'm
tucli a fool us to v ain to itnowr urop u.
my good man, und do go back to all the
'cases' you will never mako anything of
by tho very next train, for you are a
nuisance as well as a ninny, 1 assure
With another laugh tho left him.
tripped across the road as lightly a a
girl, und let herself into her house with
her latchkey, turning for an fustant be
fore hhe shut the door to wave him an
Downey went back to town by tho
first train and reKrted himself at the
"U. und D." No minutes of that inter
view exist among his imiiers. lie was
looked for tho woman nt tho bottom of
this Morrison caso and ho hud found her
only there wore two and they were
The Spirit of Kngll.li Football.
It is entertaining to listen to tlie ob-
torvations of foreigners upon our na
tional L'lmii of football. Hero It seems
Mlf,t- "r forefathers, severul centu
ru" ta'K- "'. "'" very wise
their habit of going about tlghtiiig
with each other on behalf of the black
or tho blue eyes of their lady loves.
Hut they did it with tho same test, and
probably got as much satisfaction out
of it, as our modern fellow countrymen
In the honor of winning their game.
All tlie Year Round.
The Duke's Way.
During tho occupation of Taris by
tho allies In 1815 a French marshal
shouldered nn Knglish colonel from the
sidewalk Into tho street. Thereupon
tlia Englishman, being forbidden by
general order of Wellington's to give a
challenge to or accept one from a French
officer, did what he considered tho only
thing left him knocked tho French
man down, and Inter refused him satis
faction in A duel. The latter then
made a formal complaint to the duke,
who, to soothe the marshal's feelings,
tent a written reprimand to the colonel,
but hi it inclosed a cordial invitation to
dinner. -New York Recorder.
Stumce ef Heat,
A hike has a wonderfully tempering
effect on the climate. Thus, according
to M. Forcl, the' quantity of heat ac
cumulated In the lake of Geneva during
the summer of 1881) was equal to Unit
given off by the combust ion of 31,000,
000 tons of coal, or the amount carried
by a coal train l.U'O miles iu length.
The greater p;irt of the heat Is dis
charged into the air of the vulley dur
Ing the cold season, thus producing
milder teuiHriiture in atittitun and win
ter. Ij Fnmille
A llHhjr'a r.Mii in a Sea Shell.
Oeorge W. Pox, of Ue,lwood City, Cat., has
iu his HwseMoii onii of the most itMiiarkslde
ruiioMtins ever found on the I'acinV ir
liothlng more or less than an alwloii. shell, in
the interior of which, llrmly incased In th.
rarty sliell secretion, there am a baby's sho.
and stiH'kuig. The shape is iwrfaet in every
particular, and th. site indicate that the
owner of tins pedal coverings was a very
young child. The sole of the sho. and th.
toe, badly worn aud re.1 from water soakiiig,
?an U plainly where the aecretioa has
not entirely wireloped theiu. I'hiladelphia
On. Sunday's I'lraiur. Crowd.
As to Stutcn Island the development
there I simply marvelous. Thi hi beet
illustrated by the simple statement that
on one Sunday the receipts of the Rapid
Transit railroad were (S,000. At the
fare is ten cent, this meant 80,000
fiires, or 40,000 people, a larger aggre
gation of humanity carried by this little
road than by any surface road In the
world. Erastiu Whuan la Baltimore
Mr. De Work I have trained my
eldest daughter Into a thorough house
keeper. There la nothing alio d.wa n.
Mis De Flight-What a nice, handy
. . .. ... .7 '
uiaiaeu aum sue wui max lor TOUT
other daughur.' ohildreal-
Wban orer dm lbs bradirss II1 things fro,
WW any mourn tor am s Utlla spaa,
Or fllrT. lUl 10 Ulll jTSTe so cvul sod low
1 bud ay rmui plscsr
Tb strufif wurU will o oa Utoucb I to still,
Tbs aiunuu suu uut'M UiuIumss wall U
Tbs sunw i.leDiii,re vlotht the westero bill
As Uioufli 1 luul not diixL
Tb- (ring Suwrra will sssks lo 0-ld sod betlf 8,
The mmmrr ruws siuar Ul Ui sua,
Tiie ka lt bird il in tu 1c modi
No acting slisll nwvli me wber I Us;
liu list u kr-u Unit 11 cut pierce tust rest;
1 shall out bear Life's fuuUti pwulug by,
Or know that llb Is bait ; '
Or If, si'slrd fast by tteitli, even to tbat crj
Mjr ears wi-rs lira aud my cke(l Ups ware
Xf souL bra-dl'ns of otlK-r swiiX by,
Jllbt know Ibut tliou batlat cuute.
fur nic the bits world did not stiuid still,
Nur In on.- tn-art th surninr cnone to giow,
Anl ljvaiHl IJf on earth shall bavelheU-wUl;
LuL eoniel shall 1 1x4 know 7
LuuIm Chabdlur JIuuiUjb la Wsabiagtoo Tost.
BLACK KAFICS DEVOTIOX.
Thed'f-n blek "boy"of Jobn Fulrdolph
were hu-v at work on the high way one August
day r"irliit! the broken places und evening
uptlis Lynehlmrg road, as customary with
all the planters who preferred paying their
tAiia hy deed rather ihsn uy money.
that the road was especially bad, for as Vir
ginia romls go It was in tolerably fair condi
tlon lor a l''u iv mm urai jeiuiisiuren
niore traveler, ol horseback than in vehicles,
tion for a l''ility where even yet one meets
but the taxes hail to be worked out, and the
durkies shoveled and dug iu the perfunctory
way common to all buinsn beings who do not
f.l the animus of pay or recompense to re
ward their effort. As they worked. tliey
kept time with the cadence, of a song or
Chant. Who that has be ml that wild, weird
work song of the southern slave cuu ever for
get IU Without words, without meaning,
rising hi stentorian accents and anon sinking
into mellow lonea, always changing yet ever
tlie same, the uncouth lips frame the sounds
unconsciously and to the luteniugeor notuu
pleasautly. Tu. lay, as the noontide hour drew near, the
men ceased their lalwra at the voice of the
overseer and tut down by the w ayside to eat
the food brought from tlie distant bute by a
boy. Their master, uulike bis overseer, was
not harb and had always permitted the men
to have an interval of rest at midday. Now
they threw themselves fliit on their backs,
aud, without even their huts to prob-ct them
iroill iue uuimng mu, "en. . k,
lees and with that abandon which character-
hes man without purpose. Even the tramp
...Hum.i ,,,.r,,i F.-n tl. tra.nt,
of hoofs did not arouse them, and when the
riders drew near only the overseer and the
county uiervisor were swake to greet them.
Thu travelers were a youth and a lady, the
former handsome, proud, and refined the
with the exercL of the gallop from which
they bud lust reined their horses.
Tlie girl nislded to her father's overseer,
the yuuug niiiu cut a careless greeting to the
idlers, and, touching up their borses, the
twain ilisups ared down the road iu thedirec
tion of the mansion. For a moment neither
of the men sisike, then the supervisor said,
"Michty pooty gal, that."
"Yes," ejaculated the other, "as vain and
stuck up as putty. Tuut follow with hex, the
hound, has turned her silly head. Sue here,
Baui, I'm jM alxmt tired of this, and I'm
goiu' to leave tho locality, but w hen I go I
nvkon to even up with the old man, and take
some one with me."
The two Ist'aine deeply absorbed in low
conversation, iu w hich the overseer did most
of the talking, apparently striving earnestly
to persuade his couiHiiiion to agree with his
views. Iu their preoccupation they forgot
entirely the presence of the negroes, and it
was only when the overseer, provoked at
tome remark of his coiiiuinion, made a loud,
angry reply they recollected their surround
ings and glanced uneasily at the recumbent
figures. The darkies wero apparently all
asleep, aud, with a sigh of relief, the overseer
drew a whUtle from bis bosom and blew a
shrill blast, which brought every one to his
feet in an Instant. Thu slave, had learned by
lor. exisTienc. not todeluy w beu the signal
was heard. Cursing roundly at their tardi
ness, the ovcrsmr set them to their task some
distance away and resinned conversation
with hiscouianion. The slaves recommenced
their wailing chant, but one stalwart negro
did uot join In the refrain. Ho lingered near
the white men luboriug by the roadside dog
gedly aud to upearances oblivious to all
but liisocrupation, Iliseyes, bent downward,
flushed however, and his muscles twitched, as The radicals, of course, cry "Down with it," .learning from Kingsley and Victor
he listed unlKknowii There Is, a usual, a third ( party of moderates, ( certai literary effects, wrote a
coctod between the worthies near by. "black who stick to their stays, but avoid tight lac- 8 . . ' ii a
Kafe," as be wa called far ami wldeou ac- Ing. These parties have sett led their dispute "" that was at least powerM in ad
count of his intensely dark skin, w as no more by a poll, which took the form of an atbletio venture, scene painting and the feeling
a favorite of the overseer than thu white tusk contest, consisting of a high leap, a long leap, for humanity; it had force, though
master was of the slave. a tug ot war and running competition. There aoinewliut rudely exercised- and If its
Hharr i.tl.eovemvr, was well aware of the were sixteen co,,wtitors, eight oueither side, Rttraction was at time8 & Meretricious
cause of tho negro s stubbornness and Illy The non-corset champion distanced all rivals .... ,. , , , ., .
concealed vindictiveness toward him, and with a lenp of twelve feet. Those who did Rlltter- tl,ere waH oIaQ much besides to
while he laughed scornfully at the warnings not wear corsets were easy victors in the tug bold and fasten the mind by the energy
of his associates he nevertheless felt inse- of war "endurance runulng." This Is all very of great ideas in which the Christian
cure when alone with the giant negro, al
though he hid his feais under a cloak of re
doubled lmrslincM and ill treatment. He
knew that ltafe bad sworn to avenge the
wrongs of the slave girl, Mary, and on this
account he bad frequently endeavored to per
suade the planter to sell Kafo to some Ala
bama or MMsnippt dealer, so tbat he might
forever be rid of but presence. No one but
Sharp had any fault to find w itb Hafo, and
bis master bud flouted the idea ot porting
with him. To all but Sharp IUfe was kind,
gentle and obedient Among the darkies'
cabins lUfu's was the one nt Inch tho men
and women loved to meet in the cvemug, aud
tlie slaves lielieved ill him to the uttermost
Rafc's influence w as itraug among the slaves,
as Shurp well knew, aud tlie overseer had on
a uuiulsT of occnMont deemed it discreet to
tsi somewhat Us severe lisiu bis dopUed foe
when ftviug tho glitter iu the eyes of the
Ho uulil the distant farm bell sounded the
eveulng summons for their return the negroes
tolled on the nsul, and tho white men schemed
and plotted by the wayside, the sullen Neme
sis loitering not far away, eagerly drinking
bi every word he could hear.
There was a grand party at the mansion.
OKI Virginia hospitality was being outpoured
upou fi lends and neiglitwrs of the Fairdolph
til honor of the daughter Anita, For days
the r parntions bad been going on. All th.
female slaves bad been called to the house,
and the old black mummy wbo bad charge of
th. kitchen was 111 a glory of piea, cakes,
roatta aud fruits. Wheu AniUs trespassed
niou lh domain ot tho cook alie was geutly
and flrmly, albeit respectfully, pushed out of I
the d.vr amid the snickering of the pk-kauiu-nies
aud the wide grins of their elders,
but now th. day of the great event bad
com. aud from the middle of tb. afternoon
Dull! dusk quaint old carriages had been roll
ing up th. tlriv. and depositing their loads
of blooming niald.Mi aud liuiiug matrons
upou vi . stoop, wKilo gallant beutben, lover
and husbands on their favorite steeds accom-
pained tbeui. As tbe oldJMdlar and hu a.-nit- '
ants entered, smiling and scraping, what
bum of expectancy ran through the assem
blage 1 Th. youths and the maidens gathered
In knoia, tb. childreii came trooping in from
tbe kitchen from tbe taffy pull and even the
old folks twisted around lu their MU, the
better to enjoy .th. music. Swiftly ran the
"ure away amid such cvnee! TU whirl of
th. dance, the auiiuand conversation, list
babble of th. little ones filled tb bouat witb
a pleasing coufusion.
lu th. long dining room th. wood's wore
working who a wui, placing evary thing
roadineo tor lu. supper The kitcboa
ailed with th. famai. slavsa, all oa tulo
rxclumeut and anticipation for th ree
they would snroly receive arur ui
bsd beau tervvd. Out In th yard the terv
inz men had built a huge boofirs, aronnd
which they gathered and smoked, wbiliug
ayths time until they should be called
Into the bouse to eat aud drluk with tb wo
men. The lire, flashing and twistlug, llgoun
up their fas until thej shone Uk poUshed
ebouv.and the lltful flame ever aud auoD
sinking down, casting heavy shadows, threw
into otscurity the figures seuUxl in the outer
circle. In oue of the momeut of temi
dui kness, Kale got up quietly aud vanished
lu the gloom, nor was his absence noticed for
a long twue aftor. The darkies, free from
the presence of the overseer, were enjoying
the infrequent treat to the utmost.
Jut a the old chxk in the hallway was
striking 10 a hooded girl sprang from her
lookout by the door aud intercepUsl Anita,
the roy uiai.Ien who bad but quit the wait
and started in quest of her mother. The new
coiner was a little negro girl, one of the
slaves children living fur out in the most
distant cabin of the "quarters.'' She bad
been sent hither to-night by old Sallle, she
aid, Hnd the bed ridden, negress bad asked
that Miss 'Nita come to her quickly. Her
rheumutics were much worse and there was
no one around. If missy could but look in on
her in her beuutiful new ball dress, the very
sight of her would chase away the pain. Such
was the niessuge the child brought, and with
out hesitating an Instuut Anita picked up a
bght shawl and following the girl stopped out
luto the darkness. A long lane led to the
'quarters" and from it opened a byway lead-
ing through the woods to the Lynchburg road,
a mUo distant. .
The little colored girl hastened ahead ot
Anita, and, although the maiden was a stran-
ger to fear, she began to regret having start -
ed on the Journey alone. It was too late to
turn hack now. and she hurried along, ant-
tout to au. th. dump of tre .where the road
Wt the lane. The heavy dew wet her satin
slippers and her ankles, and the cool air made
her shiver. As she gained tue micsei sue
' fancied she saw a man standing by the fence
corner, and her courage almost forsook her,
thouKb but for an Instant. Wbo would dare
... . 1 !.....! A...1
to molest her on ner tauier . p.auu.uo.
so, with a trembling, yet quiet bosom, she
contiuued her way.
She could now clearly see tbat there was a
nun standing in the shadow, and the imme
diately judged it to be Sharp. Fur from be
ing reassured, she felt almost on the point of
screaming for help, but the thought of the
ridiculous position in which she would be
placed should her fears be unfounded deterred
her. She spoke pleasantly to him, but in
stead of answering be sprang to ber side,
throw an arm around ber and, roughly
placing bis other bund over ber mouth, lifted
mni.i..,, off th pround and started with
her Into the dark woods. Hear loaned strength
to the slight form of the girl, aud suddenly
wrenching ber fuce loose from tberutllans
.. ... r,. .-,n l,iirf from hr
f ",B'' " ' " ' .,.,.,, u
U IS, niusraisi HU.n uv.
with bis fist, and again he lifted bis band to
deal a blow which did not reach its mark, A
giant form bounded from the shadow and
with an unearthly yoll pounced upon the ab-
recovering, Sharp turne. to fuce his ifos, and
I. la l.onri. twl Htill as he saw before him
bis heart stood still as he saw before him
Rufu, tho slave, who bad threatened bis life
for a previous wrong, now confronting him
in the very act of a second deed of villainy.
For a moment only be stood still, then re
alizing it must be a fight to the death, be un
sheathed a kuife and threw himself upon the
negro, who, with no other weapon than a
club, as eagerly met him. Only for au instant
were tbey together, but in that instant the
slave had brought down his arm with killing
force iikjii his enemy's head, while Sharp bad
plunged his blade to the hilt iu the other's
heart. Not a word was spoken, not a groan
was beard, but wbeu the throng hurrying
from the dancing, and horror Btricken at the
cries of Anita, reached the spot, they found
the combatants lying in the shadows dead.
The feeble torch, which some one had caught
from the bonfire in the tumult, lit up tlie
scene; the luilies hi ball room attire, the men
flushed and excited, a few venturesome slaves
with protruding eyes, the dark green boughs,
the wet grass ami those fearful objects lying
in the road. What a climax to the festivities
of the night!
The uext morning the slaves found a horse
and buggy hid in the thicket near by aud the
overseer's scheme was inude apparent. Poor
Kafe was buried in the family lot of the Fair
dolphs, aud to this day a stone extols the
merits of tho negro who perished to save the
daughter of bis master. Philadelphia Times.
Corsets and Feminine Athletics.
T, M.m. .1... vntmir IniliaanOiA Tar.
don Collegiate school are divided into two j crude, comparatively, as was the earlier
parties. The conservative persist in the P'ay. as coarse In its feeling and as re
good old custom of sticking to the corset i volting in its action. Lew Wallace,
well, but it Is uot serious. In real life young
ladies .who take flea like leaps , ol twelve feel
UJs. Picture the possibilities ot such abnor
mal activity I full Mall Gazetto.
The nank of England.
The Bank of England was projected by
William I'aterson, and was incorporated July
87, MM, At first the charter of the bank
was for eleven vears only, but in consequence
of the great services of the institution tb.
goveroment It has been several times re-
newed. It Is governed by a board of direct-
ors consisting of twenty-four persons, a gov
ernor and a deputy governor. The office of
governor and deputy governor are given in
rotation, tue iicputy governor always sue -
i.. ....i lu ,l vi.-, j:
rector who has not been in office become bbe' 8t Puul cathedral, the Brit
deputy governor. The governor and deputy Ml museum, or any of the recognized
governor change every two years. The elder show places. An old fellow who bad
members of the board that is. those who
have passed the chair, or, In other words,
served as governor form a standing coin-1
mittee ot indefinite powers (no precise de
scription has ever been given of them), aud
tills committee Is called the committee of
Supplying a Demand.
Customer I want to get a three dollar
ahlrt for f 1.50.
Proprietor Yea. ir. (Aside to clerk)
James, show this man tome of our $LM
shirt for H Clothier and Furnisher.
Gns (reflectively) So poor Will is go Del
Well, th. good die youngl
Harry Cheer up, old fellowl Never
mind about that You're destined to live
a long while yet Lowell Citizen.
A Trntk 1'll.rod.
Son But accidents will bappea, father,
In the bent regulated families.
Father That' all risht. bnt I want ron
to understand that mine lsnotooeaf U
beat regulated families. Judge.
Aa Importlaeol Q areata.
"TW s true as I live," said the stock
broker to a customer.
Yea, but bow tru. do yom liver th
customer apidoualy Inqoired. Setnar-
8b 1 ay, pet, what calamity wwoJd
TaVatj nn tKatt mrmt Tm i n t
- 4 ooo.
H-As I Idolla my srif. I (hoold moat
THE ART OF LEAVING.
A Good Bole I Bavlnt On.. Arls.- to
Go N.v.r to Sit Down Again.
Trt cultivate the art of leaving
promptly. Even 1 yoo can't do It In
ao artlttio way. learn to do it aome-
h8ome peoP' eem t0 ftncbore3
the parlor when they pay cull. To
the flight of time aud the near approach
U her hostess' dinner hour thi oiW
caller pay no attention. Frequently
he says, "OU, I must go," get up. tit
down again, and goe on talking.
Presently the agnin nay that the must
go get up and continues to talk. She
geta into the hall at length an talks
there. Finally the anxious visitee, who
hear the baby crying op etairs, gts
the door open for her guest, who
maket a tupplementary call upon the
doorstep, exposing tlie otner 10 Pneu'
inonia. At hurt she descends the steps,
and the hostess precipitately retreats
and shuts the door, for fear she wui
think of something else to come back
The writer once beard of a woman
who. considerably chagrined at the an
nouncement of a visitor whom she
knew hud these staying powers Just as
n ft8 Drepurjnf? to keep an Impor-
I , .....o.nMiit dnelded toco into the
j , . . ,,
parior win. ..er ....c u
1 her hurry. She even arranged with
; ner husband to come into the room and
remlnd" her at the end of a quarter of
The guest did not take a hint from
tlw bonnet beyond saying that she
would only stay a few minutes, but
when the reminder came she exclaimed,
Oh, then I must go, of course," stood
, ;in ,.
i up mm remo.u 8 -
utes more, walked to the door land
I stopped again. At last Mrs. tv., in aes-
Deration, suggested that tliey snoum
walk along together as far as they
could. The visitor agreed, but even
at the comer where they parted, she
stood talking long enough for Mrs. R.
to lose her train and her appointment
Shy and nervous young people have
the hardest time in leaving, and are
a .. . t . i mi..'
more to De Ditlea man Diameo. iueir
gurjerins is often treat They are iui-
Dresse(j wjtn the Idea that the how Is
. ih.n tho uht
v' v...... ..v -
nd thev keen tryinaand trying to lead
. . .
the conversation into wimi iney uiina
, will be a graceful departure. They are
wit,j,ng themselves away a great deal
I Armtriv rhn nn v nn pIha cjin.
V . .. ,nn,l, F,, nnitua In IhA fmnvaMO.
. . , . ,
duce some variation upon Imuel s "I
. r,i Kn iva " hut tl.no in
ggg 'd better be going," but they are
never quick enough. Somebody else
begins to speak, and they resign them
selves with sinking hearts to waiting
another ten minutes.
Still it is not always the caller's fault
that sli6 does not go. Sometimes it Is
the hostess who is the fluent person,
who ends every sentence with a rising
intJection, indicating that it is only sus
pended and that she is going right on.
In such case it may appear to the caller
no ,f it nrm, ll ha KtiHa tr Iritavmnt nae
! though she may have heard the muffed
tiptoeing of the rest of the family past
the parlor door and the subdued clatter
of china from somewhere, and have a
painful suspicion that dinner or tea is
ready and they don't want to ring the
But there is one golden rule at least
that the caller may stick to. When you
once get up to go never sit down again.
-New York World.
The Biblical Novel,
Taking age for age with the change
of civilization, our time, in finding in
terest in a Biblical uovel, repeats the
period of the religious drama, and oc
casionally the latter day story is as
world is built
ftctUft, reverence of the reader
was not offended and his sense of ar
tistic propriety was not violated, there
is no room to wonder that he enjoyed
the tale and felt it deeply. But while
to say this is justly due to the author,
It Is impossible to make any similar al-
,owance for tbe iuiitationg to whicn
examplegaver.se; they are only degra-
dations of the sacred story. George E.
j Wooaoerry in t orum.
Odd Things to B. Proud Of.
Londoner used to boast that he
never been within Westminster
worked many years on a certain farm
would proudly exclaim on tbe slightest
provocation, "I've worked for Gaffer
(iiles forty year, an never 'amed more
nor ten shilling a weekl" Another old
rustic, the shortest way to whose home
from the road was over a canal lock,
used to say, "For well nigh fifty year
I've crossed the 'cut' twice day,
uiomln an night an I've never turn
uiel'd InP-London Tit-Bits,
Largo HaU Push Down tho Ears.
Ears are sometimes pushed down and
forward by the lower rim of a bat
crown, and parents should see to it that
no risk of this kind is run, as it brings
about as great a deformity as though
the wearer of a too large or heavy hat
were born with unlovely feature. De
troit Free Pre.
One of the biggest lobsters on record
was recently canght at Whitby. Eng
land. It measures from snout to extrem
ity of tail, 18 inches; circumference of
body, IS inches; full breadth of tail, 8
inches; length of crusher claw, 12
mche,. weignt m a 5
I To form an idea of tho experiment
that Uko place abroad in the way of
testing new device in warfare, th eta-
; as f i arroi Ruliftnm MWiinmai naaol
UOH oVsttV HMn. wvaMaMM MVSSVM aj
4,000,060 cartridge and forty ton of
powder a yoar in testing ftrw-a
a Eplstl. from J 0
Nearly Fori, v r i
About forty years ago the .
ItuuUof central New York took
liking to an active young iatT
lived in Roxbury, a small town
ware county He arose ,
morning and tramped over tliein, j
vales adjacent to where he livj A
bis surveying instrument h9 Uwk "J
uremenU, made maps and foaM,
ii lo fnr the rirndni't ,,t 1,1. . ,rtH
Although he was s small vmon.
vigorous way about him that nl J
th alow colnir f:irni.n. .- . ' H
even the loungers about th,-
tnd grocery combined, to whom "1
"talks" on Saturilnv i.eni.
When he left the township and-,,
maj .o. Bv, i local propheti
great things in store for him ..j
dieted that some day be might I
been selectman of the village if i.
remained, but they forgot him fot ,.'
and Anlir rfw-nllil him .
identity with Jay Gould, ths f,.
financier, was proved to their uA
Robert Fullerton keens an "rSA
osity shop" oJ. Third avenue near Fj
unIS alpoal nfl,va .. 1 . 4
whim Bfc,vw, n,rcig aimost toy C
- van uo UISC0T.J
Among inn treasures Bliownan",,
was a letter written in 1S.H by thai,
young surveyor, who could nowdc
less cash in his assets for a round
000,000, if he felt so disposed. Is .
of the fact that Mr. Oould sjiellej -j
naas." "barometrical" ami 4
r - - unuiut
unique way and scattered canitii
ters to suit himself, the letter looks-
ouguiy ouflinessuae, anil it may bt
turned that Judge Sherman loaned
1 1" l. ...! I . .
lovci ue inrancaaru, auu lUHtltWk
turned to him in proper condition.
The fact that even as a young tut
was "connected witn the ewbur-i
Syracuse railroad showed his early'
i m il. I : , . . .
ing tor tno uusiuess in Wuicq bt
made himself known all over tbe v.
"It's curious," said Jlr. FaOer
"but you will notice that hewa
only connected with oue road, bat
could not rest until he had eiac
nother route through West Settled
aud Puses Brook. That lie did th
thoroughly is evident. The hanilvr.:
is none of your off hund affaire, but
can see the exactness with which r
"t" Is crossed and the care with w t
after the letter is written, words ri
inserted to allow of no uii.-ta.e. '
politeness and anxiety in the last;
graph of the letter proper ure alsoi;
ent, such as an enthusiastic bore
not fail to put in, knowing that a pt.-J
of Judge bliermans position won,,
accustomed to respect us a juilge.
"He was also careful to uJ J 'judf
the beginning, so as to give the red;
the thrill of pleasure popularly ow.
to mildly shock every person tt
handle to his name. A postscript il I
adds to the effect of a letter, for i tJ
whomight throw away a begginger
cannot resist glancing at a posted
and the offer of pay for the use of thi
strument finished the note.
"He had evidently not intended
offer any money at first, but the tho-J
of a possible refusal and the need of
other appeal probably settled them
It could do no harm, anyway. "-s
Man Is a Monument Building CntlJ
Mr. James Ricalton, writing of
wonderful old ruins of monuments
shrines at Anuradhapura, the City
the Sacred Bo-Tree iu Ceylon, uj
"From the days of the mound bai.
down to the Eiffel tower man has si
himself to be a monument erecting
Ing; the Christians have their o
drals, the Mobainmedans hare (J
mosques and the Buddhists hare til
shrine tombs, designated ililferent.;
different countries as pagoda, tope
"The pagodas of China are ent.:
dissimilar to those of Burmah, ana
dauobas of Ceylon are quite unlike ti
in either country; yet ull eervethet
purpose of relic sepulture. They an I
altogether a thing of the past; they I
still erected near the temples, but ut
of modern construction are small l
unimportant when compared with u
that have withstood biennial tnon.
for 8,000 years; even their half bci
ruins are stupendous."
Thej Worship th. Drum.
Amonir the Samoiedes and the tr.l
of northern Asiatic Russia the il
passes almost to an idol. They ad it,
erect it in their hut, and the pr
of the superstition by the aid of thr
vine Instrument effect that um-"
"disappearance" which has pu.uK
travelers from Sir Hugh Willov
downward to accouut for, and bas
rise to as mneh guesswork at it
dation as the feats of the Indian i
glers. The Samoiede, after beatw?
drum and working up the sense of
spectators to a pitch of great e
ment, mysteriously vanishes into j
air before the eyes of all. Wvu
travelers naturally hold that it 1
trielr. Tho KmimipoVs thfinselveS
dare that the power resides in then
idoL The peculiar thing is tntu
one Dartv nor the other has been (
einlnin hnw thn vanisllins: 0CCtli
When Woods Decay.
Tests have been made to determiw
variations in tlie length of time thn
rennirnd tn nrrxlurn decav in di";1
kinds of woods when buried under
surface of the ground. Tbe btrcn
soen were both found to decay in
years, the willow and the burke"
four years, the maple and the red t'
in five years, elm aud ash in seven,
the larch, iuniner and arbor vit
years. St. Louis Republic.
Aa Aeeomniodatlna EdiI'IuJ"'
Charlie Youuirnoodle (stock cte'
Mr. Duste, can 1 go on the mad. v
Emnlnver I have no particular
tion. Charlie, if you jirefer it to the H
walk. Jewelers' Citvniar.
A l,.ln.l..a Jilinllfd At
Guest I assure you that Mr-.,
has invented machine tnai
and talk without ever resting
ment . .
dm r .1- ,ri;l,,l. onfunf
U MT was OIC . UUiau
A Kanndabaut RfjKtloB.
"When will vou become wT
"On tue 29th day of February,
That'a the aizeof iL"-Xew Ti