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VOL. 1.
MAI1SUF1ELD, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1870.
NO. 26.
Tilt) Hitrt'trililltl.
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A dsliy cttl'l In lil Ullirr'n kinr,
Ami H llflvil lip ami lulled tJ Iml,
'Mil lliu bins ryta clnnl,ii llrnl wm Ii
Ami lil lllilfl head ftll mVfiilly
At run on tliw itsdy almuldvr lln-re,
WI.Ui tli baby hand no wit and flr
l.jr like it nlilnMoii Ida fatlitr'a lireait.
Of old 'tn null Hit nliMi Iiimi die ntr
To IH t( tuiiiUtloii nr deadly slilfi1,
And )t lln-lr way In 1110 of far,
Or illnl tlilr snfiU for worldly Krar.
lljr way unknown n aiiia-l baud
Would It-ad tlioiu out of llix ilmipf tmn Uud
Into Dm llftlit i' I uoIjIu Ilia,
Tim alnry la trim fur tu woild lo-Jay t
Wn iiia mi wlilli-riiUd IIK) mild ;
Hut nut of IliiuUrk and pftlliiua way
Wdtie no o mill women foruM to piay,
Into Ilia ( of purer Uud
Tlrt-y t li-il by fiillr, ulilt IdliiK band-
Tha hand of little, litlldrH cblld.
Ji'lUntitth II'. JbulHiii.
Tho (Huh tided Track.
On it urbtp night in Oulobor (ho wind
rustled tint leave In tho woods (lint
surrounded Viola Vuthek'n houo.
Abota llu fair (tlrl who looked out
of a small dormitory window shotiu
cxmullois hUrn ; she tntlit Ijttvo soon
Bootes mill Orion hud ulio looked tip.
lint that night tho words of heaven hud
no mtrnotion for her,
Hho wan lUtchiug io n nlriiKii no it ml
liorno (tutu tint wttt j tho iKMtiiriinl
lirvozo tlmt ohllloil Iivr olnvk. I iiiIkIiI
lnivo mIiI with iroiioty, it miccfwlon
of hoiiihIh, for It Mtiml nn If a nnnihrr
of oroin wiro corilln woml or iihiv
liiK lu'jr titnlMir not fur nwity. Hvo
till no I vi tho ulftlit vrtH ijulot, nml nho
hoanl without inlorriiillon front tho
vlmlow ol hrr hondolr.
' 1 Iwllovti It Ii in OwynnoV Out,'"
ulio mill nt Itint to horix'lf. " l'orlin)H
ftomo vlllUtt in olmttuotliiK Hid truck
for tlovlMi inrKiiii. 'I'lto Itttl Din!
will noon liojlno, nml thl in IMV trip
tlown."
Ilor faco f(row n trilla imlnr nn fthu
niiokn, nuil a ntonicuit latrr nho utixl
Ixiforo tha Atiuluiit wall nvtccjitir in ono
of tho room.
Tito loonnliciim uteallng in at thn
window full on tho faro of thn dint mid
told Ylolit tltftt It nun 1'J o'oliKik.
"Twilv, ! iitnrnturpil, " Wlmt I
Twolvu oVlook, ntwl lu hllltB to mo
fttjhnlf )t I My limreiin I wlmt If tho
tronk i olutmuti'il in tlio out I"
With tho lftt word on lor lip, nlm
tnrni'il mill mhhi left tho houno.
At thn gut" ho mUM'd a itioiiitut mol
llntmu-il. Tho nottudM wrro ntill lu )m
hnrd, nuil ulio ltflinvrd that thojr vtu
aimtPil fiom n MKit In tlio cut nrnr thn
CMtUetuiml. TiiouiilmiiUrtiHl forward
u;nin nml crovil tho niniulonii Hint
ly botwiHiit hur homo nitd her diminu
tion. Thn (Urn lookml down on n tittlo oh
jiict that Hliituro.1 llkit llor iu Viola'n
Imud. It wtui n rovolvor, mid hrr tin
or Imld it drmly. l)noa or twlco
ha IuiicchI nt It n If to mttiiify hvrnnlf
thut it vmi thoro. Thoti ulio looked up
with tho nlr of dutinniiimtloii.
Uho wan tho bollo of thn country ho
lilml)ltnl. llor (ntliur wni dead, and
with hur widow id tnothi'r nml liltlo
hrothi of twilvo, uho dwelt in tho
hutnhlo hoitmi iron lijf tho nwoul of her
fftlhur'n brow.
A railway HtntioncAllcd IJrnntoot wmt
tho onlr Rtittlomont ncr, nnd wn nu
niilnn front homo. Hho nrldout wont
thlthnr, ftir thoto wm no noolnly thrro,
nnd ii ho could on joy hurmtlf bottar nt
homo,
Tho track of iron wiu tho niftkinK of
lli'niiiont, for tho ronn! wan how nnd
townn wuronprliiKliiK H' 0" Around tha
lino. Viola could nca tho cam from
hur window, nnd often had uho nat
thcro until tho lUtuiiiK hradliht of tho
uilduif;ht uxprcioi hml npponrrd itnd
tliiuipporcd. An 0HtninR in thn wooiU
oimblod htr to huo tho hoadlltfht for it
ntoinoiit, nml thru thn liyhtod windowi
of tho oam.
Did tho onyinoiir know that hu wan
wntchini;- that hlx t'liirino )uvo two
itlirtll nhrlnUd an it reached tho oHiniiiK
two nhriiiku Hint roiuod to nny,
"Viola I Viola I" Hho nlw.yn .miltM
whim uho heard thn houiuIh, and with u
kuiilo liuKorliiK on hor fwoii. or a fltinh,
uho would lititon to tho ruiuhliiiu, of tho
trulit an it diod nwny boyoud tho uuooiiv
uuiralal Uomnont.
Tho hnioti of nhrlnkn, loudund nhrill.
told hor who droio that oiiRiun toward
tho (treat city on tho Mlmiiimlppl baukit.
Thoy recalled tho day, ono year hIiioo.
whun tho llrtit oiigiuo nhu had oor nt'ou
xUippod at lloninont, nourooly a ulatloii
thou,
Tho DiiInor iih youiiK uud hnnd
Motuo, An ho saw hor uiuuiiuu; tho
Kroat driviiiK wIicoIh, aud looking with
wonilortnont upon tho mighty boautioa
of hin iion put, ho leaped to ti.o ground,
" A prutty pinen of muohiuory," (d'
ho to lur, " uud hho ;oen llko n bird."
Hho bliinhoil when uho cuuuht Ii(h
oyo, mid tho Hound of his voloo tlirillod
hor.
Ovorooiulng hor ttinldily, ho holpod
hur into hin cony apartment on tho un
Kino, uud explained to hor Iho wonder
ful muohiinUm of thin boauliful inoii.
nter. Thou ha mild good by, uud uho
naw tho train movo oil', nnd hin hut
waving from tho eimiue wan tho hint
iiittiK no maw mi tlio train darlod
around tho ourvo.
A wook later Hho found hnrnolf nt tho
Mtation talkiiiK to him uu;uiu. Tlioir
moaliiiK Hnomod unruly uouhlontiil, and
no doubt it win miah ; but I am mini
tlio niuotliiKii tlmt fullowiMl it woro not.
Jly and by Kd Oordou, tho oitKinoor,
carrloil a pluluro ovor hin hoart, uud on
VJoIh'h liurrnii lav tho photoKruphlo
HomVilniioo of hi face.
Thtu tho itmitmlutiiuco at tho ntution,
during tho i(od JllrdV trial ovor tho
now road, had ripomul into o, uud
tho two nitiltiiutit Mhrioks told hor ho
wh mtfo unddrlviiiK hiHoti(inu towunU
tho rivor motropoliN,
Hho nut ut hor window oftimoi,
with (ho lump on tho sill, nnd often
fauolod oho ouuld uoo him louiiinu; from
hin onulno, with blueren iUod, Io otoh
n llinpo of her, but tho train would
bo ftwnllowod up ill tho wood ufniin.
Thin llfo wan oxniioinoni nun joy io
Vloln J but it wim pomiinK nwu. Tlio
tlmo wioi oomitiK whun I'd Gordon
would leiiYo tho mail and nocupt tho
nuioriiilruilono of lho( oompany'n our
tiliopn.
J tn t lot mo roltirn to tho October
ulu;ht whou Viola left hor homo to iu
vimllKulo thn Bound tlmt Hootnod to
oomn from Owyiino'n Out.
Hho foil tlmt ohHtruolloim woro lraitiK
placed on tho track in tho dlmnnl place.
Of lato tho company had incurred
thn bnlre.l of novcrul pemoijH nwidliiK
In tho vicinity of Iho nUtlon, nnd onoo
or twioo Iho track had boon tamporod
with, but fortunatoly to no orioun ox
tout. Tho dIrIiI oxproiM gonorally wont
throtiKh tho cut with iindiminiihod
upoed, for no obntruntlon had Imkiii on
countered Ihero, though tho cultlo
K u aril iu tho center would nnwiht tho
evil diapoinil.
Viola ut lout reached tho out. into
which tho mellow moonbramn foil, and
patiaed. HomothluK IdKh uud dark ob
Htrticlod tho track before hor, nt tho
vory jwrt whoro tho ottloKtiard Koomod
to Imi, and uho hold her breath, It wan
l'i o'clock whou hIio loft tho houno, and
htr walk had occupied a it umber of
prociouH mluutoa, Tha fthrieka of tho
ltod JUrd would noon bo hoard, and a
moment thereafter ila liooilli(ht would
llaah out into tho out or KorKo. Hhouw
morn than a pile of atroii Ilea on tho
track. Hho nawtho darklluroof a man
movliiK about tho ttyramiiU, nit if cou
loinplatiiiK bin uIkiiI'm work nml hpoou.
latliiK iijkiu lhoileth nnd ruin it would
t'ouno. Hho watched until alio lxdloved
that ono mnti had iiecoinplinhed tho
dlubollral tlowl, thou nho crept forward
Ihroutth tho shadow of tho btmhra that
lined tho nidct of tho out, until ulio
toed within ton feot of him.
" I'll tto back to tho illation, now'
alio heard him aay to hlnmdf. " I cull
uot tlmro lnforotho aooiilent, nnd whou
It occur, why I can run up thrro mid
m'o him under thn rulua of bin niigino,
o crualted that tho doll-faced girl ol
hla will not rotfocnlKt liim.
A cruel laiiHh rtjijiled uior hla lip nx
ho fttopHsl back from Iho heap of tic,
nevernl ot which ho hud force. I into tho
ftuurd, whrro Ihry woro wuIrviI liko
lM)ti of iron, lio rnjotxl lila own
worda, nnd Mewed tho work of his mat
hand.
" I'll criuh tho Kid JUrd," ha nid,
turning away, " ami put him out of
uiy path fonnor."
Tlio lat word, full of dovil'a tri
umph, atilt quivered on hi lips, when
Viola lep)K'd from tha ahadowa and
throat tho muxslo of her revolver iuto
hla facn. -
UoaUrioil back with ncry of horror
and uttered Iter iinmu.
'Thin i your rnvenffe, .Morgnu
Duko," alio aald, looking aUrruly in bi
ov. ".low, oiMy my conimuiiim, or
thorn Hill lo u lt(olei body on this
track, to bo Miiiiglwl amonu; tho ruins
of tho iiIkIiI'i oxprots. To work nt
once; oH with jour coat and rumovo
vvcry obfttruction your wicked hands
Itavo placed licrw."
"llio train can't bo naod now," bo
said, and thoro was joy iu hla tone.
" H took mo ono long bour to obstruct
Iho guard. In twenty minutes or 1cm,
porhupM, you'll bim tho ltod lllrd'n
liradliubt up tho out."
Villain l" ho cried, " if this track
is not clear when I boo hor hoadllght
I'll drivo a bullet throiiHli your brain.
Von know what to do. I'll talk.no
lunger."
Covered by hor rorolver sj ho was,
Morgan Duko, tho station master,
dotted bin coAt and wout to work.
Vloln never took hor eye from him,
nnd tho silvery moon that rested over
tho cut Miowcd his every movement.
lio was on tho pilo ot ties, hurling
thorn ono by one, with a strength of n
modern Bainnou, upon tho not over
wido grmlo. Wo worked for dear life,
for ho know when tho thuudoritig train
was duo. ami a glance at tho girl on tho
track told him that she would surely
kill him if ho did not do her bidding.
Onoo alio said to him, an ho paused
for breath beforo nlUckiug tho ties
which ho had driven into tho cattle
guard ;
" I uuvor thought this of you, Mor
gan Duko. Whou I rejected you, 1
thought you would hike it liku it matt."
Ho replied not, but gUnood ut hin
watoii.
" Half pant twelve," ho naid,
" To work I" whs tho stern command.
mid Viola stopped forward uud brought
tlio revolver near Ills liead.
" I can't get them out," ho said.
"You must," was tlio roply.
" I drove them iu w ith u sledge,"
" 1 tlid not hear Iho Bound."
" 11 wan deadened with my coat,"
Tlio girl's faco grow puler than ovor,
nnd she glancd fearfully up tho out.
"Tuko thum out l'r tiho said, slid
donly : " tho train is coming. I hoar
it."
Tlio villainous s tat 1,011 master heard
tho rumbling uud again turned to tho
ties.
' Vou lmvo your olioieo," Viola said
to him. "A bullet, or uu unobstructed
track."
Huo wutcliotl blm ns woman uovor
watched man beforo, Hho know that
ho was doing ull that could be douo to
undo his wicked work, aud while she
watched, her heart grow still Ueueatli
tho rumble of,tho express,
" llu'll BOimcall mo," sho said to her
self. ' There I there I"
Tho familiar shrinks clod thn cool
October air, but they brought no joy to
tier heart, nuo wuh not ut tlio 01a win
dow bnsldo tha light ho loved to hall
from hin engine, l'orhups hIio would
bo tho llrst to kiss his cold brow bo
iioutli tho stars ut Owyuuo'a Out, Hho
utmost shouted for joy when uho saw
thollrctllo drawn from the guard by
tlio dosiHirnto insu,
"Quick I thn sledgol break tho
guard r'tihtiorlod.
"Ood, I never thought of that," lio
uuld, uud tho next mouioiit ho wan shut-
taring tho long guard with tho hoary
sludge.
At that tho tto wan broken, nnd ho
thrust tho other ties down into tho long
opening ho hud made.
At that moment tho train rounded
tho curve, dashed into tho cut, nnd tho
Hashing lioadllghbi, not twenty foot
away, almost blinded tho eyes of tho
twain.
Morgan Duko Mopped from tho I rook
nnd throw himself upon tho heap of
ties, utterly exhausted. Ho raw tri
umph iu tho girl's eyes, nml watched
her as tho train camo 011,
Oh 1 for strength to hurl hor upon
tho truck and beneath tho wheols ot the
thundering train. Her rorolvor had
ceased to cover him, but ho could not
lmvo lifted oven a child.
Tho train dashed by. Violn saw hor
lover's face for a moment, and an ex
clamation of thankfulness waited from
her heart. Ho wai afo, and the pre
cious lives that ho carried westwnrd
hail escaped Morgan Duke's inochina
lions. " You're a worker, Morgan Dnko."
sho said to him, smiling. " Wo will
part hero."
Ho looked nt hor a moment in si
lence. " Are you going to tell?" ho asked.
"Huohmon a you aro dangerous,''
sho replied.
"Then you aro going to oxpono mo?"
' I ara.'r
lio did not reply.
They parted forever there. Morgan
Duke, wua not caught by Iho o Ulcers of
tho law. but justico afterwords overtook
him. Tho iron wheels ot railway
train caught him on tho track.
The company presented Viola with a
beautiful iiouso. when her husband
took ohargo of tho car shops. I know
sho will never regret her night in
0 wynno'n Out with hor rejected lover.
Hi. Paul J'rett.
An Example.
Whon Viilal, now ono of tho most
disiinKuUbcd sculptors of Franco, bo-
camo suddenly blind, ho refused to
credit tho assertions of his physician
that tho terriblo afliictioti must be a
Mirmauent one. l'or a while ho fonght
tlio iliseoiKi mm lite uouui Willi mo most
heroic determination ; and when at hut
ho was obliavd to nccoot the medical
diagnosis as correct, ho gavo in like a
bravo man.
"You will find," said tho doctor,
" that your other senses will gradually
becomo raoro acute, especially tho sense
of feeling. If you persist in yonr art
with half tho courugo aud resolution
that you lmvo hltowu in fighting me,
you will bcomo as famous without
your cyts as you would have been with
them.' ,
Ho ViJal, gratified and soothed, wont
to work, and kept to work. When af
ter considerable practice ho found that
ho could " see u little with his Augers,''
his delight was uubouuded.
' Perhaps," ho said, " tho good God
is to givo mo ten oyes instead of two,
and if this is so, what will 1 not do to
deserve thorn I"
Time, thut trios all things, and set
tles all things, proved that this hope
was not unfotiuded. and it camo to pass
that Vnlal could not only do better
work than ho ever did, but won a more
competent critio of his ueighbor'n work
than when he could cm his oyes.
"Keepslill. now," tlio nrtisU aay.
" Vldal is about to fool my statue ;"
aud this means to thorn everything that
is correct in art iudameut.
Vidal's labors and experience should
bo n comfort to his blind brothers and
sister all ovor tho world. Liko him
they should say tbaukfully, " I'erhaps
tlio goon UiM will give me icu eyes in
stent! of two." lUtiihus Herald.
Happy Tliouj;hU.
Sorrows nro liko thunder clouds ; in
tlio distanco they look black, over our
heads hardly gray.
Tho Iuflnito has sowed his namo in
U10 heavens in ImrniiiK stars, but in tho
earth Ho has sown His uamo in tender
llowors.
Genius loves toil, impediment and
poverty ; for from theso it gains its
strength, throws ou 1110 suauows, ami
lifts its proud head to immortality.
Gentleness which belongs to virtue
is to bo carefully distinguished from
tho mean spirit of cowards nml tlio
fuwufng assent ol sycopliatua.
No man is over good for anything
until ho has found two things ilrat,
something to lovo, uud second, some
thiiiir to roverouoo.
Nothing is moro amiablo than truo
modesty, nnd nothing is more con
temptible than tho false. Tho ono
guards virtue, tho other betrays it.
Mental plowturoa uovor cloy ; unliko
tliOHO of tho body, they aro increased by
repetition, approved uy xoileotion nnd
strengthened by onjoymout.
Overburden not thy memory to make
so faithful a servant thy slave. Have
as nitvh reason as n cwtmel, to riso whon
thou hast thy full load.
Tho worthiest poopla nro tho most in
jured by slander, an wo usually ilnd
tlmt to bo tho best fruit which tho birds
havo beeu pocking 11L
A full-blown rose besprinkled "
with tho purest dow is not so beautiful
as n child blushing Iwncath itu parout'a
diepWsuro, nud shedding tears of sor
row for its faults.
Never has nuo person forgotten his
pure, right-educating mnthor. On the
blue mountains of our dim childhood,
toward which wo ovor turn nud look,
stand tlio mothers who marked out to
uh from theiieo our llfo.
A Hhoruinu uinu went to Now York
nud staid ull night at a big hotel. 13 very
body at homo wanted to know, of
oourso, what wondors ho saw in tho
groat oity, Ho wait full ot onthusiasui
ovor tho subject. Ho snoko of several
objooU, nnd then with caution and
soma timidity ho npproaohed th cli
max of all tho glories. At tho hotel
whoro ho stopped thoy had horse-radish
I Am in Juuunry l)nnbuiy JN'eu-i,
Ono Dream 1'rovlng True.
Tho great handioap at Kpsom, which
will bo decided on Tuesday next, re
calls an incident in tho llfo of Gen.
Taylor whfoh is not without interoHt to
thoso who Dolloro in wuat 1110 icarnsd
author of tho "Anatomy of Melan
choly" calls " OnoiromauUiio " or
"Divination by Dreams." On tho
morning of tho day when tho oity and
suburban handicap was won by Aid
rich, a liltlo fancied outsider, it o
chanced that Gon. Taylor travelod
down to Epsom in company with Lord
Vivian, aud hoard from him that it was
his intention to back Lord Kosobcry'n
hor so becauso ho had dreamed that ho
saw tho primrose and row hoops borno
to victory in tho raco which thoy were
on their road to witness. Acting npon
this hint, Gon. Taylor took a thousand
to thirty about Aldrioh, and was not a
little elatod at tho success of what ho
justly called "a leap is tho dark." Hut
or tho ucctdont wlitcn caused Jji-mnos,
another much backed candidate for tho
raco, to fall at Tattenham Corner, there
Is llttlo probability Vnul tho dream 01
Lord Vivian would havo found tho in
terpretation upon which Gen. Taylor
counted, aud which is only another il
lustration 01 tho dangers irom which
backers of horses can sorer hope to es
cape.
To the Editor of the Daily Telegraph :
Hut In yonr leaderon Gon. Tnylor
in thia duy's paper you introduce an
anecdote relative to tan dream of mine.
Tho facts aro theso : -;Idid dream, on
the morning of the ntM for tho city and
suburbun handicap, that I had fallen
asleep in tho weighing room of the
stand at Epsom prior to that race, and
that alter it had uocn run J. won
awakened by a gentleman tho owner
of another horse in too raco who in
formed mo that tho Teacher had won.
Of this horse, so far as my recollection
serves mo. I had novor beforo heard.
On reaching Victoria Station the first
person 1 saw was tlio gentleman who
hail apjteared to mo in my dream, and
to him I mentioned it, observing tuat X
could not find any horse so named in
tho raco. no replied: 'lucre is a
horse now called Aldrlch, which was
previously called tho Teacher." Tho
dream had so vividly impressed me
that I declared my intention ot back
ing Aldrich for jCIOO, and was in coarse
of doing this when I was questioned by
his owner as to why 1 was backing his
homo. I replied, "Docauso I dreamed
ho had won tho raco." To this I was an
swered : " As against your dream I
will tell you this fact. I tried tho horso
last week with a hurdle jumper, and he
was baton a dUUuc." (1 afterward
learned that tho trial liorso was Low
lander I)
1 thanked my informant and dis
continued backing AltiHcb. Gon. Tay
lor, who hail overboard what passed,
asked mo if I did not intend backing
tho homo again for myself, to win him
.1,000 by him. Thia I did by tak
ing lor him l.uuu to au about Aldrich
Htich is tho trno account of my dream
and of Gon. Taylors protH lrom it
xji.rfon Telegraphy Vivian."
What Appetite Will Do.
The private history of the war con
tains a good many comical illustrations
ot tho strength of a tobacco appetite.
1.0cAted!y mornU cnomics from tho
oupofitu lines met, in defiance ot sentry
duty, to drive a secret bargain for a
r.t...v" Tlin P.nnnMl Drnrn f Kali. I
Ilepublican tells this story ot private
Godfrey Hardy, known in tho army as
" Grubby," one night when ho was
posted aa a picket on tho bank of tho
lUopahaunock:
Ou tho opposite shoro, nnd perhaps
ono hundred feet distant, were the
enemy's pickets pacing to and fro.
There was no picket-shooting being
douo at that time, and although the op
posing lines were only separated by tho
narrow river, they paced their "beaU"
in full view of each other without
fear.
After " Grubby " had held his po
sition Bomo tweuty minutes, ho ap
proached tho sentinel on his right and
asked for a chow ot tobacco; but tho
man accosted never used tho " weed,
and was unable to supply bis wants.
The sentinel ou his left was next in
torviewed with the same ill success.
Tho oaso now begau to look desper
ate An honr and a half yet before tho
relief would eomo, aud no tobacco. He
alung his gun over his auouldor. ami
walked to aud fro iu a moohanical sort
of wav. tho itnaKO ol despair.
Presently ho halted, faood quickly to
tho opposite shore, aud callod out fu a
subdued touo to tho Oonfedorate
seutry, "Buy, vou fellor over thoro,
havo you any tobaokor?"
" Yes." came tlio quick responso.
" Will you gim'mo aohnwit I'll oomo
ovor ?"
Yes." saidJohnny.
In a twinkling " Grubby " iuvorted
bis uu 11. thrust tho bayonet iu the
ground, took off his clothes, and was
in tho water puuing ior iuo oiuor siuo.
Ho got his tobacco, aud returned to his
post jnst in time to escape detection by
an offloer who rode along just then to
inspect tho picket tiuo.
The writor ot this was on picket duty
at tho same tiuio nud place, uud oan
vouch for the correctness of tho story,
Vvutht ComKin ii
A runaway couplo from tho South
woro to meet nt Delmont, ou tho Iron
Mountain luilwoy, near St. Louis.
Tho ladv came up ou tho train, and dis-
oovored'hor graudfather iu pursuit of
hor. Ho was ou tno aania train, and
the lady rode past Italmout, aud when
. n .I...-W. ...il.ta frnm 41m ti1nn. u..l
IWU Or llllVU uiiiv" .- .My i'.vu, ..Mil
the train uuder full headway, suddenly
ran out 011 tho platform ami leaped off,
marvelously escaping serious injury.
Sho walked buck to llolmout, where
she met tho man sho was to marry.
Tim 01-oudfathor hurried back to lioN
mont ou the next train, bnt arrived too
late to prevent the marrtago.
Umma Abbott singa in a 825.000
UeOKiaCO, UUll uuvor maoo ooiu.
The Aiuerlean'ii Advantage.
Tho main odrantago of tho American
farmor aooma to lio in tho cheapness
with which ho obtains his crop. It Is
somewhat nurprising to find that wheat
grown in thn far Went still pays as
much freight beforo it can bo placod in
tho English market ft tho ront
chargo auionnU to at homo. Tho aver
ago yioWrjf an tvero of land in England
is ao bushola against 13 in tho West
ern SUtcfl. Tho American farmer must
thereforo cultivate two and a half acres
before ho can noil as much produce as
is grown on a xinglo aero in England.
Thin, however, ho does at an incredibly
small outhtr. Tho difference in tillage
in most ttr'iitrg. An English farmer,
accustomed to drivo threo or four
horses painfully over a stiff clay, can
scarcely imsgino tho esso with which a
light plow runs through tho rich loam
of s Western Htato. In Northern
Minnesota tho Hod IUver settlement is
just being opened up. A furrow may
bo drawn for fifty miles across this al
luvial prairio without meeting hill, a
tree, or a stono. Various estimates of
tho cost of labor for tillage and har
vesting havo been published. If these
aro correct, an aero of wheat in Ameri
ca can bo cultivated for abont one-half
tho expense in labor of cultivating an
aero in England. We do not, however,
place implioit reliance on such esti
mates. Tho American farmer, as a
rnle, does his own work, or the greater
part of it. The amount of wages paid
in actual money is comparatively small.
If ho cultivates 50 acres of wheat, and
has growing sons, lio may manage with
out any help except at harvest ttmo,
wucn no uires an extra uauu iui u
month. If ho has no family to assist
him, bo will probably biro a hand ior
the year at 8 l'i or $15 a month. In all
coses board and wacre are included.
tho hired men sitting down to meals
with tho farmer tnd his family. We
mar fairlr estimate then, the capital
of 12 required by an English farmer
to cultivate properly a single aero of
land will not more than suffice to pur
chase and cultivate the two and a half
acres which will vield the same amount
of wheat in America. Up to this point
neither competitor has a decided ou
vantaco. and. if anything, tho differ
enco is, in our opinion, on tho side of
the homo agriculturist But tho heavy
T 1 1 1 T .1 1 -. B.tal-.Kn A.1 Its
jioiu in fjiigiaiiu ib uuijr uuuuu uj
tho application of costly manures, anu
this outlay is snored tho American
grower. At present only the richest
lands are cultivated, and the esrtu
yields her increase without any assist
ance at bis hands. Ui course, tuis
will not last forever. In twenty years
timo all the more fertile lands will be
taken up, and oven these will be ex
hausted bv successive crops. In Cali
fornia the Averasre has already fallen
from 20 to 14 bushels. In the Atlantic
Suites it has long been necessary to re
vert to a rotation of crops and tho ap
plication of fertilizers. Bnt until this
stage of exhaustion is reached in the
Western States, tho English firmer
will require something more than U10
set-oir ol Ireigbt against rent cuarge,
Thia Drotection tho Americans them
selves gave him until recently. The
Morrill tariff imposed an excessive
duty on iron, and the construction ana
maintenance of railways was thereby
rendered so costly that it was necessary
to mulct tho producer in freight. Also,
the cost of living was artificially raised
by dnties imposed on every article of
manufacture. Prior to tho war a com
paratively free trade policy existed in
tho United Stales. Had this been
continued agriculture iu the Missis
sippi valley would years ago have
achieved tno prosperous posiuuu .. uu
at length reached by the collapse of
the manufacturing industries in tho
Eastern States. Tho prostration of
every branch of manufactures nas ueon
so groat that practically the tariff hts
been in abeyance for the last few years.
Should these revive tho cost of living
will again be raised, and to that extent
the former protection restored to tho
English producer. Bat this contin-
oAiior is too remote to arrest tho lm
tHindincr fall in rents. It lies entirely
ut tho option of tho landlords whether
tuts snail oe wuony giveu m uw
mant of rent, or nartlr take tho form
of security of tenure and protection to
the occupier's capital. For tho sake of
the country at large, it is to be hoped
they will choose tne latter Alternative,
London Ucoiionut.
A Wisk ScoaasTiox. Everybody
talks about retrenchment nowadays,
but particularly tho meu. They tako
it for granted that women must do the
saving, however, and masculine writers
ou domestio economy are particularly
vigorous in their Advocacy of woman s
inalienable rigui to wors nu ot.
Ou of tho net notions is that every
woman should become her own milliner
and dressmaker. "If the ladies," they
say, " would make thoir own bonnets
aud dross, a very desirable point would
bo gaiued." No doubt of it. And the
principle involved in the gaining ot
this " dosirublo point" is too good to
bo limited in its application to tho la
dies alono. Tho gentlemen who have
disoovored it should bo ponnitted to
eharo in it. This they can do by mak
ing their own hats and clothes. Thus
would anothor "desirable point" bo
gaiuod. In theso hard times, the more
desirable poiuts that can bo gained in
domestic economy tue uetier,
1 .n nrl.n wlallAH tfl ltAOOmO U lUeil
ioal practitioner iu Germany is now
obliged to pass, some timo in the
oourso 01 his iinru years iuujr,u
...Mlmllnn In nliAmUtrv and uhvsios.
l.nimiv rnnlnuv. anatomy aud physi-
t. . .,,! ( tiin nlnsu of bis studied
ho has' to devote as muoh as five mouths
to passing a final examination in the
praotical departments 01 nis proiossion,
a
A uow braud of cigars la oalled " the
lottory ticket," because only ono in a
thousand draws.
A matter of oouree n horse-race.
IfystcrlonHHurdpr.
A very strange raaiitcr case is exciting
this part of Pennsylvania. On Monday
morning last, tho body of a respectable
looking, neatly-drcsted, man wan found
lying uIouKslilo tho track of the Penn
sylvania Itnilroad, near North Fork,
Cambria conntr. An examination of
tho corpse disclosed the fact that tho
man hail been stabbed in no less than
half a dozen places, cither onn of tho
wounds being of a nsturo snfllcicnt to
havo caused death. A number of pa
pers were found in the pockets in the
clothing of tho murdered man, from
which it was conjectured that his namo
was Ilogcr Bash, and that his place of
residence was Cincinnati, O. Tho re
mains, at the instance of the Guardian
of tho Poor, waro taken in charge by
John Block, a Johnstown undertaker,
and buried nt onmtnerliill tho same af
ternoon. On Wednesday afternoon an
unknown, closely-veiled, and hand
somely-dressed woman, who traveled
on a I'ennsylrauia ii ill road pass, ar
rived in SummerhiU. Calling npon
tho proper author! lion, sho stated the
victim to be a cousin of hers, and by
her orders tho body was disinterrod.
Meanwhile tho mysterious visitor pro
ceeded to Pittsburg, nnd procured from
Superintendent Robert Pitcairn, of the
Western Dirision of the 1'ennsylvanut
IUilrood. free transportation for tho
body to Philadelphia, and on Thursday
returned to Snmmerhill and had the
coffin shipped to that city, accompany
ing it thither on tho mail train, which
left Johnstown yesterday (Friday)
morning. While the strange woman
was perfecting her arrangements for the
removal of tho body she was not ques
tioned in any way, as it was thought
the part she. took in the transaction was
all right bnt since tho removal of the
body it is remembered by the people
of Snmmerhill that she evinced a
marked disinclination to speak of the
dead man's identity, while what little
information she did give was unsatis
factory, if not contradictory. These
facts have led to tho belief that a mis
take was mado in not requiring the
woman to establish hor relationship
with the deceased, for a horriole sus
picion is taking possession of tho minds
of all conversant with tho affair, that
she was either connected with tho mur
der in somO way, or was the paid agent
of some Philadelphia medical collego,
and took this method of procuring a
subject for dissection. Tho mystery
involving the murder, and the myste
rious spiriting away of the corpse of the
victim, have created a sensation in this
region that will not be quieted for a
long time. Cm. Gazette of May 10.
Fulfillment of u Superstition.
The story of strange superstition,
and its still more' remarkable f alSUr-,
comes to our ears from Oollamer. It
appears that some little time ago the
well-beloved wife of a rich farmer
named Boatwick, living iu that town,
departed this life. Farmer Bostwick
had been all his lifetime an enthusias
tic and devout believer in spiritualism.
After his wifo's death he anxiously
waited a message from tho laud of shade,
and deferred tho erection of a fitting
monument over his lost lovo'a resting
place until sho could designate the style
of headstone sho was partial to. In life
sho had eaten opium. On that account
she could not give tho desired informa
tion, until tho antithetic was folly
eradicated from her system. Now
comes the marvel. Farmer Bostwick
waited patiently for tidings from the
other world, but none came. Then the
idea that his own taking-oil was- near
at hand took possession of him. With
t'lis solemn thought in his head ho con
tracted with the sexton of the cemetery
to dig his grave, paying ont S10 for the
labor. Ono day lout week he made a
trip to the nearest undortakcr, and on
paying down 90 olosed ah agreement
with that personage to properly inter
his bones. On his way home Bostwick
fell from his wagon and died. Ho was
buried at Oollamer on Friday lastt Rev.
Dr. Colthrop officiating. This is tho
story as told to us. Syracuse Courier.
Flowiui Statistics. In a letter to
tho Now York Evening Pott, a writor
recently gave some statistics in regard
to the quantity of flowers .raised in
Newport, P.. I., for tho Now York mar
kets, in which ho says ono florist alone
has raised a hundred thousand violets,
at no time sending to his customers
less than four thousand a week. An
other has forced eight hundred thousand
lilies of tho valley, and has still fallen
short of tho demand. It takes about
three weeks to seonre tho flowers. On
each side of tho honses in which tho
Imlbs are forced, thoro aro long lines ot
beds, of from ten thousand to twenty
thousand Bomo just started and others
fit for the market. v Thoy are placed in
rows of fifty, then the space ot uu inch
is left and another rowis set, and so on.
The flowers are out every morning, leave
hero at noon, aud are in Now York at
eight o'clock tho samo evening. As
soou as the flowering is over, tho ex
hausted bulbs give place to fresh ones,
whioh undergo the same process. Tho
flowers wheu first gathered, owiug to
their rapid growth, are limp and tender,
but by immersing thorn for a llttlo while
iu cold water thoy become firm nnd fit
for market.
Some feelings aro untranslatable ; no
language has yet been found for them.
They gleam upon us beautifully through
the dim twilight of fanoy, autl yet
when we bring thorn uloso to us, and
hold them up to tho light of reason,
lose their beauty all at once, as glow
worms, whioh gleam with such a spirit
ual light in the shadows ot evening,
whou brought where the caudles shino
are found to be worms, llko so many
others. Zonyellot.
Tho table ot life iu abundantly sup-
Sited. If we don't eat so fast, it will
iste the better ; it we don't eat too
much, wo shall bo better nourished ; if
we don't snatch, thoro will bo enough
for all, C. f7. Avitt.
A Chat With tho Family.
DT AliniCOLA.
Clothing is important to protect the
body from heat And cold. Different
qualities of clothing aro suited to dif
ferent seasons and climates, and are
chiefly connected with the relations of
fabrics to heat and moisture. In cold
weather tho object is to prevent tha
loss of heat from tho body, by oondno
tion and evaporation; in warm weather
tho object is to promote this evapora
tion. Honco we must wear non-ooa-doctors
and slow absorbors in winter.
and freo condnctors and ready absorb
ers in tho summer. Theso objections
mast bo secured, and with this in viow
tho fabrics must be seleatod. As far
as consistent olothing should bo light,
durablo and readily clean wd. Linen
fabric is a good conductor, and henoe
farors tho escape of animal heat. It
also readily absorbs moisture from the
surface ot tho body and gives it off
again to tho external air by evapora
tion. This process produces raptd
cooling in hot weather. Bat linen
should never be worn next to the skin,
under any circumstances, as it has no
power to prevent sudden chills. Cotton
is a poorer conductor, of heat than
linen, and honco warmer, it does not
so readily absorb moistare, and, there
fore, is safer for uadergsraests. jot
ton ranks next to linen as a fabrie for
summer wear. It it a mack better ab
sorber of moisture and conductor of
heat than either silk or wool.
Woolen fabrics Are coarse and poroas,
detaining within their meshes a large
amount of air. Hence they are slow
conductors of heat WoolJns also
possess a great capacity for moisture,
though thoy receive and discharge it
very slowly. This is a valuable quality
in articles of clothing. Woolen is a
mush better protection against cold
than either linen or cotton, and Bach
warmer when wet. Its great power to
absorb moisture is a highly iaportaat
property, as it regulates evoporatioa
from tho surface ef the body and pre
vents too great lots of Animal heat. Aa
an equalizer of temperature and pro
tector of the surface against sadden
chills, woolen fabrics are saperior to
all others, and should be- constantly
worn next the skin.
Tho color of clothing U iaportaat
only in relation to solar heat Blaek
cloth absorbs tho heat of the saa, while
white cloth reflects it Bat with the
heat of the stove color makes bo differ
ence. The absorbing power of the gar
ment in the sun-light decreases aa the
shade grows brighter, and la thk order,
block, blue, green, yellow, white. The
darker colored materials absorb more
moisture than the light colored, the
black absorbing nearly as much again
as the white.
After all, more i&psad npem tfca
manner of dressing than tha aiaterkas
used. The poorest material, properly
worn, is better tbaa the beet improp
erly put on. As I have said, clothing
should bo light. Weight doea not im
ply warmth, and often it becomes a
source ot great discomfort. Several
layers of light, loose-fitting garaeeta
are safer than a few layers of heavy
clothing. It is the imprisoned sir more
than the material which seearsa warmth,
and hance the number of layers more
than the thickness of one layer.
Again, loose clothing is warmer than
that whioh fits tho body closely. Be
sides, the tight-fitting obstraota the
circulation, restricts the natural mo
tions and healthy action of the parts
affected. A tight-fitting hood or night
dress obstruou the flow cf blood to and
from the brain; compreasjon of the
chest sad abdomen is still more danger
ons, as hero are located the vital or
gans. This function of the body, es
pecially, demands the utmost freedom
of movement. Yet, under the infla
ence of fashion, it is the almost uaiver
atl practice among young women to
bind down those parts, often to half
their asaal dimensions. Deformity U
ono, but not the worst result. The cir
culation is restricted, respiration ia di
roctly interfered with, the longs and
heart are compressed, and the stomaeh
and liver forced out of plaee. Tha
direct results are necessarily disease
and premature death. Thia manner of
di easing is nothing leas than saioide.
Thiuk of thia, mothers and daughters.
Green Mountain Freeman.
Ccccubkb PioxLZ. Gather the en
cumbers before the seeds are very large;
pare and throw into ice-cold water fer
one hour; thou :Uce aa thia aa possible,
on a cabbage cutter; nprinkle well with
salt, tie up in a coarse u!Hh and lay ia
a colander under a heay weight to
drain over night. Next norning mix
through them yienty of vMtowa and
white mustard-seed; pack ia jars and
cor-ar well with cold cider vinegar.
Put in a cool place. Should t. white
scum rise on the vinegar, drarr 't off
and boil tho skim well, or sahafettta
other vinegar. Pour over them eel.
This retains tha flavor of the qaeumbei y
IUoan Picxut. Two nolle ftBely
out cabbage; one gallon chopped green
tomatoes, twelve eneeu eweae, eae
gallon best vinegar, one pound brewr,
sugar, half ounce tamerio powdor, on
tablespoonful groaad allspice, one tat
blospoonful ground oloves, quart
pound white murtard seed, one oaaaa
celery seed, oae gid salt, boll tha w beta
until tendor, then add spioea Jost be
foro patting in jars, stirriag all thor
oughly, ToiuTO Sor. Slice area tomatoes,
put a little salt oa theaa ad leave
them in a large dish to drain, tbaa add
half as muoh oaioas out up aa yen
havo tomatoes; vinegar enough to heap
from burning, aad spieae to twit Mm
taste allspiee, black fffr, maataad,
ginger and red pepper; bU hM aa
hour; whoa oold poar off Mm ya
and add fresh.
A small snooafal ef
la ike baskwhaat baMsc
log will bmU Um eafce aoaayUsmV
brown.
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