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I or three years his father and mother re- rose behind Dynefoot, and then to keed ing the path, so that she could not tell
! mained at Harhreek dairy, and Kirstie hy a footpath w hich wound along the top where she w is going? Her heart sank
! heard of him occasionally from them; o f the glen for about a mile. There was within her; she rememhered that it was
T H F F HOST T H A T J I M N.1IU.
; but eventually they went to a large dairy no fence or protection whatever; and near that very spot that poor Tom Carson
! dow n in Gallow ay, and for several years | there were several sad stories told o f pco- was killed, and she felt as if she could not
KA\<A« 1’ ACD'I i KAILWAY »
she did not know w hether he w as dead or j pic who had missed their footing, or, in move another step. Just at this moment
alive; but she did not forget him, and I the darkness, had wandered too, near the a ray o f moonlight pierced through the
W u t , R- to that." i«i*l th«* oi:gln»’«'r.
! on fine Sunday afternoons in summer j edge, and so had come to a violent end. drift, and showed her young Arch ie’s
••h««t* ain't th n,’ «
ari- apt t<> fi ir;
sometimes walked as far as the rowan- Just two w inters before this an unfortu head resting on her shoulder; the face
Spirit* rtnn't fimi with lover* much.
Am i throtilr valvr* don't take ti>*neh.
tree, with which he was inseparably as- nate man had perished not far from the was more boyish than ever in its pallor,
And a« for .lint
mouth o f the glen. He was a packman, and the rings of fair hair lay damp on his
W ha- happened to him
W «- oiio half fact ami the nthi r ¡1 lif whim '
A great surprise was itt store for lier, w ith a donkey, who was well known at forehead. N e w strength scented to come
tor he came hack to Mr. G ray ’s all the farm-houses; and was, in a way, a to her arms with the sight, and now
Kitynij^t- oin- night on the lino, hr - uv
a« a voting herd. Kirstie had not heard well-to-do man, with a well assorted pack, courfge and faith to her heart, and she
\ lio'T-, a- pia.ii a* tin- moral law
went bravely on a few more steps, and
.In,I hy ihi' moonlit hank, and thence
the name of the young man who was the contents o f which ranged from rib
to her joy and surprise, found her
< unti a drunk*» man with no moro -< n-e
com ing— indeed, had heard nothing about
Than to drop on the rail,
and stay-laces. In fact, it was designed self safe out on the hillside, and far past
Klat a« a ft « 1,
Highlands. She was in the kitchen alone to supply all the little wants o f a female the dangerous place. She had passed it
A* Jim «Iron- hy wiiii tin- midnight mail
when he came in ; it was dusk, anil she population, who were seldom able to safely and quietly, not knowing of the
!> iwn w. nt the patri t» Sii am r. v.-r-rd.
indulge in the luxury of going a shop danger till it was gone. She had the
Tin» atr t f.*r tln-rr came a * Ihntl ' Jim rur-rd. d:d not recognize his voice; but the fire
light was shining full upon her as she ping. Tom Carson, the packman, was wind to ciintend with now, and the snow
A- hi» tlrrtnrn. thm- in thr r ih with him,
h-mii-r atarrd in thr fa< of Jim,
sto 'd m aking the porridge, in the cook’s therefore a great favorite, and not only drift in her face; but in her thankfulness
And »ay». 'W iu t nnw!’
and after a minute’s quiet sur because o f his wares, hut because he was she felt as if she could overcome every
Say« Jim, 'W h a t now y
vey he was certain that this tall girl w ith a cheery, pleasant fellow ; and Kirstie thing, and soon was within a few yards of
1 ve ju«* run over a man that - how
the grand figure and plain face was no remembered well what consternation was their own door. Then lier strength utterly
Thr tirrman «rare«) a' Jim. They ran
caused iu the kitchen at Auchensaek failed; she struggled with heating heart
other than his old triend Kirstie.
It kr... but they never found liouwt nor man.
w hen a rumor arose that Tom Carson had and laboring breath against her weak
N try a .ha-low within a mile
.. ni turned paie, hut hr trini to «tn lle-
1 body, nowadays?" he said at length, very ¡disappeared; and it was thought that ness, as if it were some physical
some one must have made away with him obstacle; and she did manage, though
Thrn on he tore
T> ii mile or more.
for the sake o f his pack, which, as it was how she never knew, to reach the house,
1 4 UÌ 1 fit-r 1 IÌUU* than hc tl luu<le af. »re.
“ Preserve us a ” ” exclaimed Kirstie,
N ew Y ear’s time, was unusually heavy. enter the door, place Archie on the long
nearly upsetting the porridge in her agi
\\ •n!(t y>ii hvlU•vt* \\ ! * ?ho Vf n no \t nlirhf
It was only conjecture, however, for noth settle bv the fireside, and then— fell on
t IJ■ ro«i- tti.i ’ him«" in th«- m«*<ml j.rj m
ing could be heard o f h im ; but when at lust the floor perfectly unconscious.
O ’!it « ■ »ru«”* 1 !|u* c hnp ariti drop * a >• fore.
disclosed the fair curly head and the
the snow, which lay that winter for several Laddie ran from one to another, not
re- t encore
i >VJ\\ li Jar* tlii* !
merry blue eyes she rememhered so well,
weeks, had melted, the mystery was know ing what was the matter, and how l
\ nd *<>. Ill fart.
she said with tearful eyes and trembling
h 1 , jht rh v art
solved, and poor Tom Carson with his ing pitifully, while the baby was w ailing
voice: “ Can this l»e you, Archie Hry-
11 »! fu
* w ore •!. in \v ini (racked.
donkey and his pack were found at the in the cradle.
Help, however, was near
done* (¡la d am I to see ye back again.
bottom of Glen Dyne. It was supposed at hand, and in a tew minutes two men
! ! mph? 1 .• •f m 0
• : it*-» a vt
But what a start ve gied me, for ninny’s
Th v 1 nu t Jim, K 1 -• r. and .*•« id
• I I « » * ’- >our
that he had been coming to Auchensaek, from Auchensaek entered the cottage.
I the time I ’ve wondered if ye were alive.”
where he was a great favorite— that he They had been sent rather against their
i .. i .
- iv- Jim ; * and more, i f - plain
“ Alive and hearty." replied Archie,
had been overtaken by the storm— that w ill, and felt as if they were on a wild-
I it .h o -’ don’ t trouble un- nudili;
with rather a forced laugh, to hide the
1 :h eight I ebook
the donkey had lost its footing, and in goose chase; but when they arrived at
emotion he really felt when he saw how
Ttiat gho-t when 1 took
his efforts to save the poor animal lie hail the house they were horrified w ith the
\ place on an Ka.-ti ru line hut look:
i agitated >he was. “ Hut the truth is, I
perished along with it. It was a sad state of matters, and thankful that a
wearied o’ the Highlands; it’s a dull
" ha’ -h »nid 1 inert the tirât trip out
story, and cast a deeper shadow o f gloom childish fancy— as they thought at tirst—
■ thing being one’s lane in a house for
Hat t- k’ vary hou»e that we talk.-d about,
over Glen Dvne, w hich indeed bore no should have been the means of bringing
- - e lf - .
, - . - I.
I mon’ hs. and 1 thought I would try the
good name already. A s Kirstie toiled up them to Dynefoot so opportunely.
Low Country again.”
the hill, it all came back appallingly
I ’ - time to » ’ op t h - ver f »o'i-hne««."
The children at Auchensaek were ex
Archie was surprised to find as time
» - 1 r-amuied nil *ti am.
afresh to her memory.
tremely fond o f Kirstie, and it was a
When there rame a .cream
pa»sed on and he and Kirstie dropped
About half way up tlie steep, precip favorite amusement of theirs, every after
From naytlri-mau. au d it broke my dream
into tin ir old friendly terms how little
itous side o f the glen there ran a very noon as the dusk came on, to watch for
’ V - \ k '» d «oinehody
s iv - f. -* Not m : • 1 : ■ •hanged she was in mind from what she nartow, insecure footpath, called the
ttie light appearing in her window.
l v- tim i rh ir often, and thar ain't no »neh.
used to be; the same simple, guileless
“ T o d ’s l ’ath,” ow ing to a fox burrow up When,' long after the usual time, none
And row I'll prove it " Hark we ran.
creature, strong as a rock for truth and
Vn i darn tin »kin! but thar a w n mat,
near the head of the glen. Few people appeared, they could not understand it
right, and thoroughly unselfish.
On thr rati. dead.
ever ventured along if except the game- at a ll; the anniversary o f her wedding-
Smartwd in the head -
Mr and Mrs. G iay were so much
N -vk Ie a 'I that m- annewr" That'« a’ ! Jim «aid." attached to her that they looked on her keepers and tile shepherds, and even they day, too; what could be the matter? At
did not care to try it except in broad day last Mr. and Mrs. Gray became uneasy
/ » '- • ' l i t rtf. irt th* S - r Yo ik Tim . -
alni">f as a child of the house, and yet
light. At the point where this path turned themselves, and sent oil the two men,
she was so unconscious o f any special
off from the face of the hill “ L addie" who arrived at the very time when their
favor that she quite avoided all jealousy began again to jum p upon his mistress,
help was most needed.
on the part of her fellow-servants. Archie
then, running a few steps along the path
Archie “ came too” after a little; but
A HO M ELY
H E R O IN E .
and coming back, he wagged his tail and nothing they could do had any effect in
bei ime almost as much a part o f the
looked up at her with beseeching eyes, rousing Kirstie; so one o f them went
“ W i iat can Into come owre A rch ie *” household as Kirstie; the other servants saying as plainly as dog could say in his hack to Auchensaek, and from there was
murmured Kirstio Brydone, a s fur tin went and came, but these two remained mute but expressive language: “ Come sent on for the doctor.
Poor man, lie
twentieth time that day, she rose ami wont fixtures
this w ay.” Kirstie did not hesitate to was just sitting down to supper, at a cosy
to the cottage door to look for hor litis
When Archie had been three years with follow, bad though the way was, for it little party which had assembled to see
It was between two and three on Mr. Gray, the shepherd at Dynefoot left led, site was sure, to lier husband; and, the " old year out and the new year in,”
the afternoon o f Hogmanay, the 1 a«t dav m take a small farm, and Mr. Gray ottered besides, as a little child she used often to when he was told that the shepherd at
ot the year. <>n every side iin-lnlatii:? it to Archie, adding, with a sly glance, come w ith her father before she knew Dynefoot had had a bad fall in the glen,
ra n g «.« of hills met her eye and seenieii that he would have to look out for a wife what fear was, and therefore knew every and his wife was “ near deid” with carry
t.) close in the wide valley from the world i't thafease. Archie thanked him, and turn and bend in the path. T oiling up ing him home.
beyond. The sun was low in the west, asked for a few days to think of it, w hich the w ild solitude lier feelings overcame
“ Carrying him home,” said one ot the
enveloped in a strange reddish ha/e; be
Mr. Gray w illingly granted. That was her, and unconsciously forced from her company, incredulously; “ why, it is im
hin 1 the hil s to the north threat masses of on a Saturday; and on the afternoon of lips the cry: “ Oh, Archie, Archie! my possible; the woman must be an A m a
heava clouds were rolling up, piled one the Sunday, w hich was a bright Septem man, where are ye?”
above another; a hitter icy wind whistled ber day. Archie asked Kirstie if she would
Just at this point a little runlet o f water
“ So she is. both in body and soul,” re
down the valley, bearing on its wings an take a walk with him to the rowan-tree; which came down from the hill had
plied the doctor, who had known her for
oi •»• i«ional snow flake; while to the south and then*, at the place where they first spread itself across the path in a solid
years; “ and as it is on her account and
the great range o f hills rose ;tp, clear and met, and where they had played and sheet of ice. K irstie hesitated, but there
her husband’s I don’t mind the long ride
distinct in their slight mantle o f snow, worked as children, he asked her if she was no other w ay; it was life or death,
over the snow one bit; so good night,and
a gains t the• purplish »kv. K irs tie looked would be his life long companion. N o and she must hasten on; so she did cross, j
a happy new year to you all.”
!*«»un 1 in all directions>, but rotild see one can doubt what lvirstie’s answer was; but her foot slipped, and she narrow ly es
Kirstie was “ hear deid,” but she got a
her husband. who had been he had been the one love of her childhood caped falling. The snow now began to
great shake, and for sometime was graver
«V>»cnt sine e th«■ e iriy m<>ruing. and say- and of her later years, and the sun nevi r fall more quickly and in large flakes, and
and quitter than her wont; as if the wings
ing to lit r-< It, “ I wish I saw hitn safe slmne upon a prouder, happier bride.
she had to trust more to memory for the o f the Angel o f Death had really passed
h itile ; it's gatin to he a wild nict, 1
It was an additional source ot happi path than actual sight.
Ou ami on she closely by her. One lasting trace she had
d' >ui>t.” she1 i.‘lo:«**' 1 the door, am:! return»«! ness, too, the fact that they were to live in went, however, till she had gone nearly a
ot her exertions that night— her pretty
t. > the !;r>'«i
She put on some more her old home, though many a one woul 1 mile up the glen, when suddenly Laddie
brow n hair was ever after thickly streaked
mtdt• lu r«i It «'Train that the kettle have thought if a solitary place enough, j gave a short, joyful bark, and she saw a ,
m 1 « b oilin Lr, >• 1 ’ that she might, “ m a«k” It was tlirtc m ips from Auchensaek, and dark object stretched across the path. It , with
Archie, after being ill for a long time,
tie tea as soon as Archie eanie in; then, about as far from the nearest shepherd’s was indeed A rch ie; lie was leaning ; became eventually quite strong and hearty
drawing forward the little table which house, and was away quite up among the against a large stone, which seemed to I again ; but all his life after was influenced
w i- all r»-i ly s”t for tea, «lie sat down on bibs, commanding a splendid view of I nave broken his fall; his hair was pow- ! by that wild night in Glen Dyne, and the
a low chair and resumed her occupation one of the loveliest of the lovely D u m dered with snow, his face was white and lesson in simple faith taught him by his
ot rocking the cradle. A » «he bent over friesshire valleys. It was a roomy, com
rigid, and his 1 ips were livid. Kirstie ! wife.
the fair little baby it rout; lined the fire fitriable cottage, whitewashed, with a never doubted but that he was dead, and j
Laird ” came to Auchen
built lit up a very homely face; a mouth thatched roof, a nice garden in front, and threw herself on the ground beside him
saek next autumn, for the shooting, he
rivaling tn width the famous Mep of two elm trees at one side. Inside it was w ith a cry oi agony, w hen suddenly his was so pleased to hear o f Kirstie’s ex
Harden's; small pray eyes, and a low the picture of comfort; the kitchen es eyes opened, a conscious look came into j
ploit, know ing the glen well, as he did,
fore hi .d ; and yet tin- lam- was not with pecially, with its sanded floor clean as his face, and he said in faint, low tones:
that lie gave the cottage at Dynefoot to
out its redeeming jM>in*s.
“ Is that you, Kirstie? I thocht I was her and Archie for tlieir lifetime, prom
mouth disclosed two rows of pearly teeth ; with willow pattern plates and many col i g tun to uee my lane, and never see ye ;
ising to build one, if required, for another
tic eyes were frank and sweet, with a con- ored bowls and “ p ig s ;’’ the long settle by ■ mair.”
shepherd. Kirstie was amazed beyond
tidiup trustfulness in them; and the fore- tin- fire; and the antique clock, which j “ Oh, wheest, Archie, wheest,” she
measure with this gift, and it w a s a mys-
hea l was crowned with masses of thick, had belonged to Kirstie’s grandfather. j w ailed; “ ye’ll break my heart; dinna j q.ry
ju.r w jjy people called her a hero
» i|i, brown hair. She was remarkably It stood airiut a hundred yards from the ; speak that way ”
tall, nearly -i.\ feet, and splendidly pro. mouth of the deep, dark, precipitous glen
lie continued, after a moment’s pause: |
p »rtiomd, with the exception of her which took it» name from the Dyne, a ‘ “ 1 slipped at the tap o’ the brae, and I
irms, which were rather lonp. And at little burn which brawled along at the maun haed warned, fo r i wakened as cauld
H i'lef Sayings hy Josh H illin gs.
t. he time of her marriape—ju«t a year be- , fo o t,
| as a static w i’ Laddie licking my face; so j
tore tins— there wa n many jokes pa-«ed
Archie l ittered on his duties at Martin I sent him liame, puir beast.
N o help j
E n n y man w ho w ill spred a slander iz
upon the fact that she was two or three mas, and they were married at the H o g ; could do m eguid now, Kirstie,” iie said,
a sekond handed liar, mutch meaner, if
inches t tiler than her husband, who wa> manay following, at Auchensaek, when as it iu answer to the thoughts which
possible, than the one who originated it.
ii'tio md slight, with a fair, boyish face, j there was a dance in the barn and general were passing through lier mind at the I
Menny people are like an old hen with
wl. cii made him l»M»k younger th;m merry making. And so time had slipped moment. “ My leg is broken, and I ’ve i ,,n,
chicken— a grate deal ov fuss and
K r-ti*\ though he was twenty-five, and away, every season seeming happier than hurt my side; and w i’ the darkness and
hurry, hut very little dispatch.
-tie w is only twenty-two. Archie Hrydone tin-last, Kirstie thought, and happiest of the storm there’s nobody tit to help me,
A ll lies, before they bekum current,
let them laugh away, and could well all the dark days of winter since a little gin they wore here, anil it wad tie hours
pass thru three hands; the fust i/. sum
tl'Ant to do »•», for none knew so well as blossom came upon a November day and before anvIxaly could come. O Kirtsie,
very diskreet person, who looks wi//', and
him se'f what a treasure he had g»*t in this rilled their cup of happiness to overflow woman, 1 maun leave ye and the wee
only hopes that things ain’t so and so;
h »mely wife o f hi«.
ing. It was a lovely, lair little infant, bairn ” he added, with a choking sob.
the sekund iz a lawless gossip, who haz
When Kirstie \s is a little lass o f eight ' with Archie’s blue eyes and flaxen hair:
Kirstie did not answer for a moment; no doubt hut what things are so, or even
y* ars old her father and mother died of and lie was, if possible, more passion l and then her face was lighted up with a
wttss; tin* third iz a malishus vampyre,
fever within a few wee as of each other, ately fond o f it than Kirstie herself.
look of high resolve, and she said:
who fully endorses the foul blot, and
in l left her a friend levs orphan. Strange- i
Kirstie thought o f her happy lot with a
“ Mony a time, Archie, have I won spreds it broadcast thru the land.
. • cii"ugh, h»-r fa’her, who was a sltep- diep, unutterable thankfulness as she sat dered why the Lord gied me my great
Fridc and anger are closely allied.
ic rd ai,o, had hail this very herdinp of j absently rocking the cradle. She was one strength and my lang arms, hut I see it
Diskreshun iz the smartest thing enny
Dynctoot, and the < »ttage to which -he o f those women who have great difficulty now; and it it be i I its w ill I will save you
mail possesses. I f he haz got plenty ov
i turnc i as a bride was the same in which of utterance; whose words are few but 1 this nicht.”
branes with it, lie iz a giant; and if he
-in- had pas«i d a happy childhood. Mr their thoughts m any; and, above all, her
“ Y e’re no fit to carry me,” Arc hie re- h lint got much ov enny, he iz a respek
Gray, the farmer ot Auchensaek, lier religion was truly a part of herself and of ' monstrated fee b ly ; ‘ and think what a road,
lather’s master, to ,k lii r to the farm- her daily life. The sun had now set, and Kir«tie.”
He who haz got nothing to do in this
house, and there «he remained till she was darkness was coming on, w hile the w ind
“ Do I no ken the road better than ony life but toamu/.e hisself haz got on hand
married, first as a little herd girl, then as 1 whistled more shrilly than ever, and with herd in the country,” she replied; “and we
the hardest kind ov a jo b i know ov.
nurse to the children, and finally as dairy
an eerie sound which made lier shudder. ; maun ask for help higher than man’s.”
Thare iz nothing w e are more apt to
maid. It was dtirinp tin- two or three She was becoming really anxious about
As she knelt beside her husband, with parade before others than our cares and
« iminers which «he spend herdinp the A rch ie’s long-continued absence. He had the snow falling on her upturned face, ami
sorrows, and thare iz nothing the world
f " * ' - that she first knew Archie lirvdonc. left home in the morning with the tirst the wild w ind whistling round, and in
lie was a delicate, puny boy, who even peep n| daylight to clim b the hill, accord few and simple words, as if she was kares so little about.
Take affability, good sense, honesty,
then looked youtig tor his years, and ids ing to his custom, and intended to come | speaking of a near and loving friend,
and good breeding, mix then together,
parents feared at one time that he was home, a« he usually did, about eleven.
asked the aid o f the Alm ighty arm to and shake them well and yu hav the in
going to l»e lame, though In- grew out ot
She tried, meanwhile, to calm lier j guide her on her perilous way, and to gredients for a gentleman.
it afterward. His father had taken a anxii 'y by thinking that something might keep her feet from falling, Archie liry-
T he good things a man dttz are hard to
dairy on the ncighhorinp tarm of liar- have happened to one of the sheep, or ; done, even in the midst o f all his pain
breck, and Archie was set to the task of that he might have been detained gather ; and weakness, felt that he had never be remember, the evil things are dredful
ict'ilinp, a very necessary one in those ing them into the folds in preparation tor fore truly known his wife. She then
'I rutli kan stand alone, but a lie haz to
ureat stretches of miMirland and pasture, an approaching storm.
At length she lifted Archie, as gently and tenderly as
where there were few, if any, projier hcaru the dog scratching at the door; and she could; but he gave a deep groan, and lean on sumthiiig, generally another lie.
A tru friend iz one who ain’t afrade to
jo\ tally said she to herself: “ lie canna she found that he had fainted quite away.
tell us ov our faults.— N . Y. Weekly.
Iritlicir pastoral employment the two ! he tar oil n o n ;” but ouopening the dour, \ “ M aybe it’s better,” she murmured; “ he
• i.ildrcn hi came inseparable compan- the dog, instead ot running joyfully to J win mi know till the danger’s past.” Then,
i ris. Archie was a smart hoy, and a the fire or curling himself up beneath with another upward glance for help, she
— It is said that there is a dog in Iowa
co id reader, and many a lesson he pave one id the l»" 8 s a« he usually did, began ; set out on her dangerous way. It would which its owner, a farmer named Tre
I', i-tic, who was a diligent, though not to jum p fawningly upon her and to whine *hy this time have been perfi ctly dark, but maine, values at ¡ffi'J.OOO. W e have a dog
|>*, pupil, for at all times lier pitifully: she could not understand the there was a little moonlight, just enough ourselves which we value at somew here in
J ■ m w us infinitely preater than her infel- reason of this at all, win n suddenly ail i to show the mere outline of the path and the immediate neighborhood o f that sum,
•1 ' At other times he would road aloud idea hurst upon her minil which speedily | glen. The path itself was by this time hut to a warm personal friend, who want
• h r while she worked her stocking; became a certainty. Archie was ill, had covered with snow ; every step was taken ed him badly and seemed to think he
u. -! -h- b-ri-il by an old plaid, which pro- : hurt himself, perhaps, somewhere on the in uncertainty; she hardly knew if she . couldn’t get along without him, it is not
id ti l them alike from sun, wind and hills, and the dog had conic for help. Shw were keeping the path at all. Strong as wholly impossible that in some moment
convivial joy,w hen the heart beats high
ra n , they passed many happy hours.- shook off a deadly laintncss which crept she w as, she staggered at times under her
h m ».!v Archie thought lie must learn to ! over her at the thought; and,rousing her burden, while everything around looked and warm with dance and song and ban-
weavi- sto< kings for liituself,and under self, she drew the tire together in case of wild and weird in the half darkness anil the 1 ‘i»et wine, we might be induced to sell
Kirstie s tuition soon became nearly as sparks, placed tlie cradle on one ot the thick falling snow. Laddie trotting in him for fifty cents.— Courier-Journal.
i e ver at it a- she was herself, anil so her beds for safety, and throwing a plaid front o f her, and guiding her on her wav, !
'.ream ot a companion knitter tinder the about her followed the dog.
was the only gleam o f comfort she hud. I — About 10,000 barrels o f shell oysters
n w in tre. was realized, though verv dit
During these preparations “ Lad lie” She went along more by instinct than w ill be shipped this season to foreifp cit-
ter* nt ly from what she anticipated, a.» had »food Still and motionless as a statue; sight, and after a weary y while she began ies from N orfolk, Va. Shipments
• l ri «n u t u "!ti 11 w -
l ut when she moved toward the door he to think that she must becom ing near the rious dealers in the United Mates amount
i w ’ i > happy «timmeri- j ; i ï -< d in tfii.i jum ped with delight, fawned upon her, mouth of the glen, when suddenly she re to nearly 400,000 gallons. The canning
w av, and tin n Arch ;i . having outgrown ami lick’d her hands, and then b winded membered the sheet o f ice across the business is rapidly increasing, and now
his laniere«», was sent aw.i. to tatui si r
li t tily forward in the direction o f the pathway. I f she could hardly cross it amounts to about 130,000 cans each sea
vice; and when he liccaiitc "M i r went to -•ten
fhe ordinary nuilc along Glen then, what was to become o f her now
son. The oyster beds o f Virginia cover
the Highlands as a shepherd.
Koj- tWo D\ in-w<n to clim b the bleep hill which w ith a heavy burden, and the snow cover. an area equal to 010,000 acres,
FGREST-G HO VE, WASHINGTON CO., OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1874.
W jiat is a rebus? A kiss repeated.
M an is caught by his tongue; an ox by
The C z a r’a W in t e r P alace.
a hunter k illin g for sport. One hunter
had fifty robes packed for transportation,
and while off hunting for more the Sioux
came up and burnt most of them.”
T he W inter Palace at St. Petersburg is
an enormous pile, constructed o f a s:one,
T h e y have a novel way o f enjoying the reddish in hue, which, when fresh hewn
I k we seize too hastily we may have to honeymoon in Detroit. A man named from the quarry, ran be carved almost as
Schuyler L on g was married ou a recent though it were wood, but which hardens
drop as hastily.
W h en is a lover like a tailor? When Sunday evening to a w idow named Up- considerably by exposure to the attnos-
dyko, and the next day both were after sphere. The W inter Palace communi
he presses his suit.
B oston recently had fresh cucumbers warrants for assault and battery. It cates, by a bridge somewhat resembling
seemed that she wanted some money, and the Ponte de Sospiri at Venice, with an
at a dollar apiece.
he didn’t have it to give, and she said he older palace—the Hermitage, so much af
A lw ays tell the truth; you will find it was a pretty fellow to he strapped on the
fected by the Empress Catherine. The
easier than lying.
first day after
marriage. One w*ord old Winker Palace, burned down in 1837,
“ F lesh for fuel" is the way they head brought on another, and they had a fight was built by an Italian architect named
kerosene fires now.
which left both looking as if they had Rastrelli, in the Empress Elizabeth’s
E x p e r ie n c e is a torch lighted in the fallen through a sidewalk grating.
reign, and so vast were its dimensions
ashes of our delusions.
Miss F rank P o ttle , a school teacher that it was said to he inhabited by more
A n Iow a engineer married a young lady in Fryeburg, Me., was brought before a than 6,00ft persons. The Imperial H igh
while waiting for a late train.
Justice o f the Peace tor w hipping one of Chamberlain used frankly to confess that
T h e most original phase o f society life her scholars. Miss Pottle’s weight seemed he had not the least idea of how many
in Washington is the card announcement i to be about ninety pounds, and her apartments there were, or who lived in
muscles, judging by her delicate hands them; and it is said that when, while the
o f birth.
conflagration was at its height, the fire
I n Philadelphia it is now considered and slim wrists, were not much devel men ascended to the roof, they found the
proper to speak of a dentist as an od ont*
ping, ugty boy, and sixteen years old. leads inhabited by whole families o f squat
Learning that the punishment had been ters, who had built log cabins and kept
T h e Cincinnati Volk«bladt styles the
well deserved the Justice expressed ad poultry and pigs and even coir* among the
ladies engaged in the whisky war “ corset
miration for Miss Pottle’s pluck and dis chimney-pots. The origin o f this strange
colony was ascribed to the circumstance
P oliteness is like an air cushion;
that it wan customary to detail for service
T h e W innipeg Manitoban says: “ A on the roof o f the p a:aco a certain num
there may be nothing in it, but it eases
large covered sleigh some twenty feet in ber o f laborers, whose duty it was to keep
A ccording to the experience of pawn length, belonging to Mr. Davidson, of the water-tanks from freezing in winter
Moorhead, Minn., arrived in town this time hy dropping red-hot cannon b ills
brokers, the jiast was the hardest winter
week, laden with apples, pears, grapes, into them. Perhaps the oversetting of
known in many years.
eggs, butter and other luxuries. There one of the stoves used for heating the bul
“ T h e insurrection o f prayer” is what was a stove in the sleigh which kept the lets was the primary cause o f the fire of
the Graphic calls the operations o f tem fruit from freezing, and we are glad to ’37. N aturally these poor fellows tried
perance women in Ohio.
learn that the enterprise w ill prove a re- to make themselves as comfortable as they
A se sn e to rs wife, on being asked where I munerative one to the proprietor. He could in their aeries. A chimney pot
her husband was, replied that she was has already sold out all pears at 50 cents does not afford a very complete she.1er
very much afraid he w as Miss-ing.
each; apples are going fast at three for from the asperity o f a Russian January;
A j e w e l e r labeled some diamonds in ten cents, and eggs at 75 cents per doz.”
and logs for fuel being plentiful, w hat
his window as being as sparkling as the
I t is reported that a new and alarming was more reasonable than that the cistern-
tears of a young widow, and afore last horse disease is aflecting the stage and thawers should utilize a few billets to
street car lines o f N e w Y o rk . A large build themselves huts withal ? A n d a
T h e Chinese have a saying that an un number ot animals have been prostrated, calf, discreetly smuggled up to a house
lucky word dropped from the tongue hut the mortality, except in the case of top in its tenuerest youth, w ill grow iato
cannot be drawn back hy a coach and sixJ one o f the stage lines, is small, and in a cow in time, w ill it not ?
Eighty thousand workmen had been
most instances the disease yields rapidly
at the erection of the old palace,
T he N e w York papers now favor k i l l
ing criminals by an electric shock, which los 9 o f appetite, swollen eyes, which dis which was most splendidly decorated,
is easily administered and produces in charge a yellowish matter copiously, and and the loss o f valuable furniture and
swollen legs. Stupor follows, with great works o f art at the fire was, o f course,
immense. The catastrophe took place in
W h e at seeds can bear for several weakness. Rapid recovery follows the
the night, and it was w ith the very gitat-
hours a temperature as high as the boil
est difficulty tha. the guards and police
ing point of water without losing the
A n Illinois youth is in trouble, and
could prevent the mob from rushing into
power of germinating.
writes as follows to an editor for advice:
the burning ruins, not for the purpose of
O n e cause of coal oil lamp explosions “ Lately becoming acquainted,” he says, plunder, but with the view o f saving the
is said to be using too small w icks, by “ with a young girl attending school, 1
oods and chattels o f the “ Little Father.”
which a space is left at the edges for the was smitten with her, and she appeared
he soldiers were imbued with the same
to regard m : favorably. She is very
communication of explosive elements.
feeling; and it is said that the Emperor
S in c e the ladies of Ohio have begun much of a lady, although hut sixteen years Nicholas, who was watching the progress
tlieir raids upon the bar-rooms some pla o f age. I sent her a present o f a hand of the flames with the greatest composure
giarist has remarked that Solomon in all somely hound book o f poems costing $ 8 , was only enabled to put a stop to the self-
his glory was not a raid like one ot these. which she returned with a note, staling sacrificing efforts o f a party o f grenadiers
her father would not let her keep it, for
who were trying to wrench a magnificent
T h e r e is a man in Kentucky who lias,
which she was very sorry. D on ’t you
mirror from the w all to which it was
for several years past, been drinking coal
think it was an insult to return the book
nailed by hurling his double-barreled
lie takes a teaspoonful at a dose,
without more of an apology ? H ad n ’t I
lorgnette at it. Nicholas had the strength
and he says it has cured him of consump
better whip the old man if he don’t apolo of a giant, and the well-aimed missile
gize for the insult ?”
shattered the mighty sheet o f plate-glass
S omehody says, queerly enough, that
Boston, having swallowed various other
Too B ig a Brice.
laughing, to an aid-de-camp, as the gren
neighboring towns, “ is now greasing the
adiers held up tlieir hands in horror.
ears o f Malden, preparatory to degluti
fools,” he said, “ w ill begin to risk
A few years ago it w as my fortune to be
T h e sand blast is now used for cleans traveling down thr Mississippi on a small their lives in trying to pick up my opera-
ing the trouts o f buildings. It is said to steamer.
I nail frequently noticed a tall glass. Tell them that they shall he fired
The story ot
accomplish the removal of the dust and and powerful man who was among the on if they do not desist.”
soot without injuring the ornamental passengers. He seemed restless and mel the sentry who refused to leave his post
ancholy. Even the presence o f his really and perished in the flames, because he
A p h i l o s o p h e r says that “ a true man interesting family seemed to bring no re had not been properly relieved, is prob
never frets about his place in the world, lief. I cannot tell how this man and my- ably apochrj phal— at least it is told of
but just slides into it by the gravitation sell found ourselves seated together and half a dozen sentinels, at half a dozen
o f his nature, and swings lucre as easily in free conversation, nor how he came to fires.
as a star.”
The Winter Palace was rebuilt in a year
tell me his history.
He w as from one o f the Eastern States, The Em peror sent tor an architect and
B ecause the Indianapolis Coffin Com
pany propose manufacturing 30,000 cof had lK*en apprenticed to learn the black told him that the new house must be fin
fins annually a N e w Y'ork lunatic wants smith’s trade, had been harshly dealt ished within twelve months, or he would
to etiange tne name ot Indianapolis to with, and had run away. With scarcely know the reason why. And N icholas was
no money he had worked his way to the not a Czar to lie trifled with. At the end
A D e l a w a r e physician some time ago Ohio, and there, by a few months’ work, o f the stipulated term the new W inter
grafted a piece of his own skin 4 white) on had clothed himself and obtained some Palace w<u finished. A grand hall was
He given at court, and nobody was sent to
the body ot a negro. It grew, but at the money to prosecute tiis journey.
end of three months w as as black as the took “ deck passage” on a steamer for St. Siberia. T o be sure the enterprise had
Louis, helping to wood the boat and not been completed without a considerable
doing some other hard lalair.
By the expenditure o f rubles, and even o f hum tn
T h e Boston Journal tells of a gentle
time lie reached St. Louis lie was out of life. In the depth o f winter more ’ th tn
man in that city who has been brought
money, and hired himself at low wages six thousand workmen used to be shut up
from a condition of ill-health to robust
to a blacksmith. Receiving barely enougu in riM>ms heated to thirty degrees Reau
ness by simply drinking a half tumbler of
for his current expenses, and being forced mur, in order that the walls might dry the
warm bullock’s blood twice a day.
hy an cxactingemployer to work early and more quickly, and when they left the pal
A t Nashville, Tcun., recently, a child late, he determined to try his fortune at ace tney experienced a difference o f fifty
of John Eats, ten weeks old, was found Chicago.
The canal was about to be or sixty degrees iu the temperature. These
dead in a bucket o f water at the head o f constructed, and he got a contract to do little atmospheric variations wi re occa
the parents’ bed. It is supposed the child certain work as a blacksmith.
H e was sionally fata! to the peasants; but what
fell from the bed into the bucket and was able to buy a few boards with which cared they? To die for the Czar (there is
lie made a shop like an
inverted a popular Russian drama on that theme)
T h e Supreme Court o f Illinois, in a re V, in which he sheltered his few is a sweet boon to the loyal Muscovite.
cent decision, has affirmed tne principle blacksmith tools and himself.
The actual palace is an enormous paral
lived lelogram, o f which the principal facade
that an express company cannot be held he worked
for the value of a package of money lost very cheap. In a short time business is 450 feet long. It has often been com
while in its possession as a common car throve so well that he built a better shop pared architecturally with the (ex) toy d
rier, unless the value o f the package be and hired an additional hand. lie soon palace at M adrid; but the Czar’s residence
truly stated before the contract lor car became rich in the possession of vouchers is on the bank o f the broad and beautiful
to the amount o f a few thousands, deemed Neva, whereas the abode of defunct Span
riage is entered into.
good, when the canal failed, leaving him ish royalty only overlooks the miserable
W h e n the brave women of the Missis
sippi Valley sing hymns all of a cold penniless. N ot discouraged, he “ up and little streamlet called the Mancanares.
During eight months out of the twelve
winter’s night before village bar-rooms in at it again,” and the second time gained a
order to scotch the snake in the glass, and j f*’w thousands only to lose them by a sim- the W inter Palace is inhabited hy the im
perial family. There is one apartment in
tlien throw calcium lights upon men who *l!ir 1111 fortune.
Again the brave blacksmith took up the it, however, which should not be passid
wander toward the prescribed places of
It is a little plain
drinking, it is safe to believe that men i hammer, and this time seemed to succeed. bv in utter silence.
will attend lodges less frequently than He bought real estate for shops on which room, most modestly furnished, and con
; he organized a new business, which grad taining a simple cainp bed w ithout cur
J o n a t h a n T a ia o t t , the well-known ually became extensive. The profits were tains. It was here in the beginning 01
potato-grower o f Rome, N . Y., tells the large, but the risks were so great that re- 1855 that “ Gen. Février turned traitor.”
Boston Cultivator that repeated experi : pcatedly all his property had been in and that the Emperor Nicholas died from
ments have taught him “ that early sorts peril. Fire, fraud and misfortune had a terribly brief illness, which, at the out
require richer land to give their best kept him in perpetual anxiety for years, set, had been deemed to be merely a slight
yield, as they grow in less time, and con I hut at lust he succeeded in securing a attack o f influenza. The room, as is eus-
sequently must be better fed, or they are \ competence that was beyond the reach of tomary in Russia (and in some parts of
of course small, and the crop w ill not be all ordinary contingencies. In a word, Germany likewise) has been left in pre
lie was rich and able to retire from cisely the same state in which it was when
the spirit o f its mighty master passed
D e an S w if t ’ s recipe for courtship:
This narrative, o f which only an ab away. The Em peror’s gloves and hand
T w o or throe ileurs. and two or three sweets,
stract is given, was related in a quiet kerchief lie on a chair; his military cloak
Tw o or three halls, or two or three treats,
Tw o or three serenades, given as a lure.
In the hangs behind the door; a half-finished let
Tw o or ttiree oath« how much they endure,
, description even of some ludicrous in- ter is on the blotting-pad on the bureau.
T w o or three message« sent in one day.
| cidents lie showed no signs of mirth There is the pen with which he wrote;
Tw o or three times led out from the play.
Tw o or three tickets for two or three times.
1 or even cheerfulness in tbc reminis there are the envelopes and sealing-wax
T w o or three love letters w rit all in rhymes.
cence. Throughout he displayed only he used.
The shadow of the hand ot
T w o or three months keeping strict to these rules
1 unrest and sadness. Said he, " I am Death seems to pervade the whole place.
Can never fail making a couple of fools.
j only forty, and yet look at these deep You creep away hushed and awe-stricken
T h e Galveston (Tex.) A'cw# says: “ Our
w rin kles' and this grizzled hair.
See from the potency of that presence .—Hat -
interior exchanges report trichina pre | liow bowed I am. 1 have never used rum
vailing in many towns of Texas. This
i or tobacco, and have been temperate with-
strange disease lias appeared in Northern, | out meanness in my appetites. And yet
— A man went into a butcher shop, an’I
Central, and Western Texas simultaneous : I am a broken dow n man. To get this finding the owner’s w ife in attendance, in
ly, and, although but few cases are i fortune I have sacrificed most vigorous the absence o f lier husband, thought he
reported in each locality, consternation 1 health, and am sure to die in middle life.” would have a joke at her expense, and
has followed its appearance everywhere. ! He paused a moment and then added: “ I said: “ Madame, can vou supply me wit 1
As generally believed, the disease is j have won my wealth by such self denials, a yard of pork?”
“ Ves, sir,” said she
caused by eating infected pork.”
I risks, reverses, hardships that if I were And then, turning to a boy, she - added :
A humor had been current for several | again a blacksmith’s apprentice, as when “James, give that gentleman three p ig ’s
weeks that upon the farm of I. Finch, I ran away, and I knew that by enduring feet 1”
near Janesville, Wis., were found unmis w hat I have I could attain as great wealth
— A few days ago a very handsome lady
takable evidences of the presence of an as I now have, I would uot dare to under
thracite coal. This decidedly ungeolog- take it. It has cost me a great deal too entered a dry goods house and inquired
fo r a “ beau.” The polite clerk threw
ieal fact— if it were a fact— excited wide m uch!”
spread remark, and a couple of ( liicago
This man is not a solitary case. There himself back and remarked that he was
coal dealers paid a visit to the locality, and are thousands o f our successful money at her service. “ Yes, but I waut a buff,
after a day’s examination arrived at the makers who are paying a big price for not a green one,” was the reply. The
conclusion tbut somebody had been their fortunes.
It is not charged that young man went ou measuring goods im
they are dishonest or in a wicked line of mediately.
“ salting ” that coal-mine.
C olorado papers continue to complain business, but sim ply that they sacrifice
— A skittering broker in N ew Y o rx
of the needless slaughter o f buffaloes. too much that is better than money in
The meat sells in Greeley as low a» three
comfort. bald pate, why his head was like b hash
cents a pound, and s o m e has becD sold for | make it a burden rather than
says ‘‘ The whole and which, so far from adding joy to life, in a b-boarding-house. The disgusted
valley is alive with hunters and teams. in uiiiuv cases brings life itself to a prema friend, on admitting that he didn’t know',
The Lies and Sioux are also m ixing in. ture end. The price is surely too big.— was informed that ’twas because th there’s
a h hair h-b-here and th tbere.
and they got b ojjin g mad when they find I*ret. Tuttle, in Interior.