The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898, March 28, 1890, Image 4

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.. , By VtJdXR ,B3AF, ;
"Viv head." said 1.iii, hinging' It .Kh
nis"grei fist5. US tht ttiiitcb, 'bell be
fore the;itKiVtU''; And
my tmiguo, it In us dry as it bsyiy . last
iiigli't--l.isl night whore the dnyil was I
Get up. fool, and put on your emit;
ami (time out. AVe have work to du."; !
The follow made u reply. He was stn.
p'ni'y wondering why his head was so
hi uvv and his legs like lead.
Come." Mathew repeated, there la no
time to hso. lp. nian." ...
They left the and walked up tbe
street. . , .
Whou they were frxe. Nan took the
pipe out of her mouth. ai,l considered the
position of things with a cheerful smile.
"A for Mathow," she said with a grin.
"'hi will get suit eel for his supper. Suit
eel nothing abort." . (
She doubted for awhile whether to im
jHirt the plot to the fugleman. Bui she
rememliered that though he was no older
than herself he would take tin thing dif
ferently, and a fight ln'twu lam and
IHtn. not to seak of Mathew as well,
could have only one termination. Hud
sho been tweuty yean younger, she would
not have hesitated to engage the man her
self, aw she had led many a gallant board
ing party against any mid. But her
hi.'hiing daVs were over.
What she at last resolved upon marked
Iiit as at once the bravest and the most
sensible of women. But her resolution
took time for the working out. She sot
0:1 her stoue seat ami smoked her pipe as
usual. When any boys passed her door
s-he shook her stick at them, a:id used hur
strange sea phntsew, ju.t ait It nothing
was on her mind.
it grown dark in the short November
l;iy soon after 4. which is the hour
when folks who can afford the luxury of
candles light them, sweep the heart li. and
prepare tlie diali of cheerful tea. There
was no tea for us that year, but small ale
of our own brewing or buttermilk. And
my mother feat in great badness for the
most part, not knowing what would be
the end, yet fearful of the worst, and
Mug of feeble faith. Certainly, there
wan little to give her cause for hope.
, It was 6:30 or 7 that I heard footsteps
outside, - and presently a knock at the
door. I saw, to my amazement, uo other
than old Nan. It wit a cold. and rainy
evening, but ahe had on nothing more
than her esual jacket and hat.. A hard
j.nd tough old woman.
"Child." she said earnestly, "do you
think that I would lead thee wrong, or tell
thee a lie?" '
"Why. no. Nan."
then mars. me. go not forth to-nigut.
Why should I go forth: It is past 6
o'el.jck. and already dark." .. '
"If messengers shouliheotue Look!
who is that?"
wit slipped behind the door as a boy
came running to the door. I recognized
' him for a lad. half gypsy, who was well
- known to all runners, and often took part
m driving the n.n-.s I Aire headed
boy with thick coarse hair and bright
blifkeyea. who was afterward sentenced
to be haiiged, but n;prh'ved, I know not
for what reason, and I forget now what
he had done to bring upon him this en
tcure. ,'.'. 1
"Tlie fugleman savs"he began at oiu-e,
;.. ill.,.., 1,.... 1. .. i.
liis fulten down arid is like to have bnken
his buck. IUi wants to mm you at oc."
"Oh," I 'Tied, '-wUit dreadful thing Ls
thi? Ti.i; him .111 onite at ooce. Iluu,
Uy. niii' i will but put on a fiat and"-
The boy turned and ran cluttering up
the mi I uml across the bridge
TheiA Nan luuiu out' frm lehiud the
door. .
"It's true, then. The kid'ir.pirig vil
lains' li s true. But I never had a doubt.
Go in doors, biuncy. Stay at home. As
Tor tlie fugleman. Vfi 'warrant Jiis kick to
ht sound as my own.' W'ait.'wait, I say,
till you see Mathews face to-morrow, A
villain, iudtjed'."
"But, Nan. what do you mean? My
dear old fugleman a villain! What has he
4 do with Mtttbwt" " j ;j
"No. child, iwt he. 'Tliere'a only one
vHIian in Warkworth. though many fools.
'Hie vitiian is.Mathew Ilomhh). The big
gest fool is Ian Gelge. He is such a foot
that he ought to be keel hauled or flogged
through the Fleet,' at least. Stay at;
homo. This is a plot. The fugleman is
at the Hermitage at work among the stuff.
There 'a to be a run to-night. And they
think. .Avasta bit. brother. ;Ay. ay,
they shall have what they want, v There's
a hock of salt pork and a pease pudding
for supper. I looked forward to that
hock. Never jnind it. The -villain-he
to run this rig upon a girl! Untold
Nan knows a mast from a monger yet,
and values not his anger a rojH.''s end."
1 Ilere she became incoherent, and one heard
only an occasional phrase, such us "'from
the spritsail yard to tlie ii'.i..eiitopsuil
halyards;" a mealy mouthed, swab;"
fresh water, wishy washy, fair weather
tailor;" "thinks to get athwart my hawse,"
and so forth. To all of which I listened
in blank wonder. " Tims bavin; in thia
nautical manner collected her thoughts
strange it is that a sailor can never
mature his plans or resolve upon a plan
of action without the use of strong words
h begged me to lend her my caidinal,
which was provided with a thick warm
hood, of which we women of Northum
berlaud stand in need 'for 'winter days
and cold spring winds. She said that sho
could kep'.hcr oinIoth jacket, :becauso
the, work she should do thsrt niglit was
cold work, but she borrowed 0 woolen
wranpor which slaf Iwd vcr her head and
round herneektdeaclng her three eornert'd
tailors hat ia" my keeping. ' Lastly, bIio
bortnwed and put , on ft,, pair of warm
leather glovea, remarking stlint nil would:
bt feuHdumt lf mice ttiflVw'nr .'felt hcj
baud. vTltwto la hr,WTUi agwat deid
larger than' hi' commonly found, among
women. 'When all ihese arra'ugnnnmts
erfe euiTiiplvt she put jh the carilinal,
and pulled the homlovurlier head. 'Now,'
alio asked. wh am d?'V V -
l0f eoiiEsq, having my clothes uMn hen
and being alxmt the same height, with hor
face hidden beneath the hood, she seemed
to be no other than myself ' Then with a
last refereuce to swabs. hibVrs and land
pirates, she once more 'bade ' me . keep
within doors all night, if I valued mv life
and my honor, and ttnr.lged away, telling
me nothing but that u piratical eraft
slumld that tilght be laid on beam ends,
that her own tteckn were eleareJ, her gun-
double shotted, the surgiim in the roc
pit, and the chaplain wkb him. and, hi
hort, that she was ready for action. .
I saw uo more of her that night, which
I spent in great auxiey. wondering what
this thing might mean. But '..1 the morn
ing, fearing some mischief, I walked up the
street to the castle The fugleman was
in his room: he had sent me. he said, uo
messugp at all; uor had he fallen, nor had
he broken his back. . The boy Cuddy, it
appeared, bad been helping him and run
ning about backward and forward all day.
When the ponies were loaded he had re
turned to the hermitage to set all snng
and tidy. When he came back to the
castle they were goiV. But no breaking
of baeks and no sending of the boy. This
was strange Indeed.
'Then, fugleman." I said, "Mathow
Humble sent a lying message, meaning
What he designed I nnderstood hi two
nr three days iiut for the time I could
july think that he wished to open again
the question 01" his suit. Yet, why had
Nan borrowed my cardinal aud my gloves?
On the way back I looked into Nan's
Cottage. The dour was open, but there
was no one in the house. '
I went home, little thinking what a
narrow escape was mine. Had i known
but had I known .J should have been
divided between gratitude to heaven and
admiration of brave old Nan, and deteata
UtM of the greatest villain in England. '
p CHAPTER 3L ' r ,
v ) tAILOR S.iS'-WB. T. '
The nlglit was cold and raw, with a
northeast wind which brought occasional
showers of aieet. There was no moon
The street, at the old woman walked up
to the enstk'. v.-aa quite deserted, all the
women and girls being seated at home
about bright coal fires, knitting, sewing,
and stunning, while all the men were at
the ale honse, telling stories or listening
to them, an occupation of which the male
sex is never wearied, especially when beer
or rumbu, with tobaeco, accompanies the
Nan climbed up the castle hill, and.
passing through the mined gate, began to
pick her way slowly among the stones and
heaps of rubbish lying about in the castle
yard. The fight of the fire in the fugle
man's chamber was her guide, and ;
knew very well that just beside the door
of that room would bf lurking Strong
l)an. with intent to seize her by the waist
and earn- her off. Perhaps he designed to
carry her in his arms all, the way to the
Dorder. "This thought jileased her very
much. Dun was quite able to do it. and
the distance isonly thirty-live miles or so.
It pleased her to think of such a ride in
the Srutig Man's arms, and how tired he
would l at t lie end. : - .
'. Accordingly, when she drew neaf the
door she went very slowly, aud was not
in the least surprised when, as she r.ood
in the lire light, the man stepped from
some hiding plai-e at )iand, caught her bf
the waist, and tossed her lightly over If f
shoulder, making no more account of her
weight than If she had been a mere bag of
meal.- ; ,
"Now, mistress," he said, "struggle
and kick as much as you like. It don't
hurt mo."
She cheerfully acceded to this request, 1
and began so vigorous a drumming upon
his ribs that, had they not been tougher
than the hoops of the stoutest cask, they
mti3t have been broken, every one. As it
was, he was surprised, and perhaps bruised
a little, but not hurt. Ho had not, thought
that a young girl like myself had such
power in her heels.
- 'Go on." he said; "you're a strong 'un,
and I like you bet;..-r for, it. Kick away,
but don't try screaming, because if yon
do I shall have to tie yonr pretty head in
a' bag Master Mathew'g orders, not my
wish. Busbies, what s the use of pretend
ing. when there's nobody here but you
and me, bless your pretty eyesl I know
all about it. and here's a honor for you to
be carried off, nothing less, by your own
man. Why, -there isn't another woman
in Warkworth that be'd take so much
trouble for , Think ujsin that! Now, then,
miss, another kick, or a down, if you like.
Ah, you can kick, you can. You're a wife
worth having A kripy man he'll be.
Lord, it would, take the breath out 0'
most, that last kick would. Why, I'll
swear there not a woman in all Northum
berland with such a kick a.s yours. Keep
it t;p." ' 4 . -
Tli its talking, while she drummed with
her heels, he slowly carried her through
the dark gateway, picking his feet among
the sfoites.", ;
Outside the castle, beyond the great
gate, another man was waiting for thorn,
wrapped in a great cloak." It was Mathow
Humble. IIo had been drinking, and his
(speech was thick.
... "Now," -he said;' seining the prisoner
by.the arm, "you are in ,my power. Es
cape i imsohdibW. If you cry ont hut I
' '. . i'?- j . '.. .'-..,'.
ntii vonr muster" now, aiul for' tlio'rest of
your life I luuku to be Yuu dtave got to
bo an obedient wife. I)ii you hear? I've"
hrtd enough -uf'ytlur cmrtenipt and your1
rt jeers.' You'll write to the boy, will you,1
mlstresa? Ha! Fine opitortunltles J'ou will
have im the way to Scotland to-nlghf,-Uo!
The boy " will lie pleased -when h.o'
hears of this night's job, won't he?"-1 ' .
"Cone, mistress,'' said Dan. setting her
down gently, "here's the place and here's
the ponies, and rf p6tT like. Just for t lie
look of the thing and uut of kindness, us
a body may .say," to nu me a cuff or a
clout, why don't thiuk I mind it, Oh,
LouT : . ! .:-,...'
It was a kind and thoughtful Invitation,
and it was followed by so vigoroiut, direct,
and well plauted a blow that he reeled.
"Lord!" he cried again, "I Isdieve she's
knocked half my teeth down my throat.
Who the devil would ha' thought a slip
of a girl Why, even Nan herself"
He asked for no more clouts, but kept
at a respectful distance .
There were half a thueii oiiies, all
loaded In readiness for the road. Maihew,
Duu. and the 'boy they called Cuddy, were
to conduct the expedition, the two letter
on font, the first on pony back. There
was also a pony with a saddle, designed, I
supHse. for me. - .
"Now. Irusilla."aidMathew. ."get up:
there Is a long journey before us mid no
time to spare. .i'cuicmlicr silence,
whether we meet friend or stranger.
Silence. I say. or" Ho shook a pistol
in her face.
She drew the hood more closely down,
and pretended to shrink in alnrni. Then,
without any more resLitaiu-e. she climbed
into the saddle, and Usik the reins from
Mnthew's liands.
"That's a good beginning." he said.
"A!y be you littveconic toyour senses and
know what is best for yourself. And
hark ye. my lass, if you behave pretty,
we'll send Barbara to the devil, if you
don't you shall have a mistress at the
mill as well aa a master. Thiuk upon
tliat, now."
Then the procession started. First
Cuddy; then the Kiuies. two by two. who
followed the boy as the sheep follow their
shepherd; lastly, Matliew, upon his pony;
Nan npon hers; and on the other side of
her Dan Gedge. still wondering at the un
expected strength displays In those
kicks and that clout.
In addition to the advantages already
spoken of possessed by Warkworth for
the convenience of a run, should be men
tioned the happy circumstance that it lies
close to the wild lands, the waste moors
and hilk' which occupy so large a part of
Northumberland. These moors are crossed
by bridle paths, it is true, but they are
mere tracks, not to be distinguished from
sheep runs, except by the people who use
them, and these, are few indeed. If yon
Iivm the trark. even in broad daylight,
you run tlie risk of deepquagmires, besides
that of wandering alsmt with nothing to
guide the inexperienced eye, and erhap
terishing miserably among the wild and
awful hills. ; As for the hoy Cuddy, he
possessed a gift which is sometimes
granted even to blind men, of always
knowing w here lie was and of keeping in
the right path. It is with some an In
stinct. IIo was invaluable on these win
ter runs, because, however dark the night,
whether the moors 'ere covered with
thick fog or imjieiietnihle blackness, nr
even If they were thre feet deep in snow,
he never failed to bud his way direct to
the poiut whither they desired to go. In
general, however, the wildest rond. though
tlie shortest, was avoided, and the ponies
were driven through the country which
lie north, or northeast, of the Cheviot.
But on this occasion', so great wus Mathew'g
desire to insure the scety of a run hi
which his ponies carried something more
precious even than lace or rum, that he
resolved upon trying the more dillicuit
way across ('hill moor, south of Cheviot.
Kveii on a summer .day the way aiToss
this mi Mir is ditlicult to find. On a winter's
nrglit it would seem impossible. ! ' Yet
Cuddy declared that he could find it blind
fold. - They were to cross the Border by
way of Windgate fell and to carry their
stuff to the little village of Yetholm. on
the Scottish side. , , . ,. ,
It was Mist midnight, aud they had been
in the saddle for five hours and more,
when they reached the place, close to the
village of Alnham, where they were to
leave the guidance of the winding burn
and trust themselves to the knowledge, of
the boy upon the pathless moms. Hero,
under the shelter of a liimey. Mat hew
called a halt. Dun produced a lantern
and a tinder box. nnd presently got a
light. Then he found some provisions In
one of the packs, and Wiey ate and drank.
"Y'ou are so far f .urn your friends now,"
said Muthewto his prisoner, ' that you can
talk and scream and do exactly what you
please, except run away. Now you guess
wbut 1 am going to do. Once over the
Scottish border yon will be my wife by
Scottish law, if I call you wife. So thai
how. you know, you had better make, up
your mind and be cheerful."
; She maile no reply. :
"Well, thou, have you got nothing to
gay?" , ....:( .
She hud nothing. ; '
"Sulk, then." ho snld roughly. "Fall a
sulking till you are tired. You may think,
if you please, what your young devil of a
sweetheart will say when he finds the nest
empty! Alive ami pro.sjs'Hiig, is he?"
; He proceeded U express his earnest
hop! that the boy would shortly bo be
yond the reach of hope. This done, he
informed Nan that the worst part of her
Journey hud yet to bo accomplished, and
tlmt she had bett v tu!;o some incut ami
drink, unless she wished to fall off her
Saddle with fatigue, in which case Iuu
would have to Carry .her. ' Sho accepted
S'tl liout je'eakins. and, under cover of her
hiiod, ninue an excellent siipier. being.' In
fat, 'already )retty,eirejthimst(d with,"
futiguo-ind Jiunger. , When hhu had lln-i
julietf. Mathcw offered licr, a bottle which
.cimtuinod brandy.., .Ilo was amazed to
Bud when she returnod .it to hint that she
hud tnkt'ii'.at imo Alrtutght aboiit' half b'
pint of the spirit, so that he looked to see
her reel and full off the. pony, 'That she
did not do an ha attributed to the effect
of Hie cold night air aud the long ride.
iKdng'unsiiHpleiotfs how" strong ..and sea
soned a head was hidden beneath that''
bond. ' " -! ' : ' ""...'..' -'
Siipiwr finished. Mat hew exc.mlued the
Isiy etmcernlng the road, lie would' tell
nothing at all about' it. yet he said lie
knew where to llnd it and , how to follow
It, and. In short, undertook to guide the
party without danger by as short n'way
.is could Ik found nenms it w moor., : He
was certain that he could do this, but he
would not explain how , he knew the way
uor In what direction It wound among the
hills In fact, how was the boy to de
scribe a read who" knew not north from
south, nr east from west, nor hud any bnt
the most simple English at his command
In which to sjcak of valley or hill, ascent
or descent? 1
The misir over which they crossed that
dnrk night in as perfect safety as if a
bread highway bad been laid down for
tueiu. and was lit wltb oil lautHrus like
wiiiim of tb streets of Ixnidoit is the
winluMt. I suppose. In all England '
The hor oa before, led the way walk
nig without hesitation though the night
was so dark. What be saw to tndicat
ilia road no on could tell Nan. for her
own part, could ae uothliiR at all Is' fore
imr foi the pitchy darkness of the mglit
and the continual patlanng of Hiw ram
Uore Is tbe very bead of the Cheviots
the nilddla of the moor and fells, across
which o many parties of plunderer eat
lie liflere and smugglara have made their
ay There la not a valley among these
wild bills which ha not wKmsuMMi many
t gallant fight There la not a hillside
hicb has not run with streams of blood
rhere Is not a mountain among them ali
Inch ho not Ha ghoau of alain men
"be heath and ling hava been tram plod
inder the feet of thousands of soldiers
t.r in thaold days there was no peace upon
.h-border, and vary man waa a soldier all
uia Ufa But. since the invasion or tlie
uung Pretender, there has been no fight
UK 011 tbe Border Smugglers have taken
'.ue place of the eattleltfters, aud peacerul
ffinea laden with forbidden guods gn
u iuM tbe moor In place of borsea ridden
ot men in iron. For those who love to le
j wed by tbe wildness of Nature, a place
admirable and wonderful, but full of ler
tn at all times to tbe heart or sensibility
1 tie not aay. however, that the moors were
.urrible to any of those who crossed them
n this cold and dark night, save lor the
lai kness and the rain, and the fear that
a any moment tbey might , all go bead
irrt into a quag The boy, to begin with.
as quite Insensible to any Impression
-lncli can bo produced by natural objects
ok: as precipice, wild stretches of land,
lark woods all were alike to him , As
tor Dun, I suppose be never thought of
uiyiliiug at all Maihew was toe full ol
.lie gloomy forebodings which always
precede the puiilsbui.Mil of wickedness, to
'efaiil the things around lum and Nan.
is inseiistble on tlie boy. woe wishing uuly
.bat the journey was over. IssMtuse sho
wa horribly cold and gelling tired .
..The lsv led them by iUat wtrtaUtrful 111
tinct u tlie sIom- uj ib. lull to a high
level whore the wifnl wa .keener and the
mill colder He kepi a nearly as (sissible
:n llie same level leailliiit tfiem miiitd the
middle iieiglits iijsui "the slojs-s of the
great Fells ami alstve 'the dales Tbe tli
j reel distance ih not more than eight miles.
out tiv reamin ot tlie winding ol the way
su(iHm limy must have doubled. Unit
.lidunc It was I ocliM'k when they left
Ainliaiu Is-lnnd them anil H was already
) Ueloiv lliey canie down itlu lull oil III
nortti side of Win.lale .'
"Master " said the lsy at last, point .''ig
ntsouieUiingliivisiljlo "vondiT's Yetholm.
ant) you are in Scot land " ,
Maihew started and sat upright In tho
satltlle ihrewiuj Istck bis cloak He waa
in Scotland. Why then, bla work was
done tie laughed and laid but hand upon
(im prisoners arm '
"My wife'" be cried. "Bear witness,
Dan my wife. I say "
Ay ay master Give ye Joy. miss
Master, another dram to drink the leddy's
bealltl " ,r tf ; .., . ,
Maibew gave htm hi bottla Dan took
doep draught, and then, wiping the
ttioiithof the vessel, banded it to the lady
"l ane a drop " be said "U11 warm
font Uiootl after that long ndo."
Then followed so prolonged a draught
'if the brandy that Dan. too. as ...Maihew
had done five hours ago, looked to see llw
ifirt. unaccustomed to strong drink, tall
from -bur saddle But she did not. And
Honest Dan marveled, remembering, be
sidea the vigor of her heels and the un
expected reality of that clout A wife so
pitied with manly strength of heel ant!
iiand who could also drink so fair, seemed
10 tills simple tullow a thing to bo envied,
unletd '. . - , ;
As regards the run. hit mo aay at once,
so as to hae dune with it at onco, that it
was quite successful, and proved a profit
stile venture to all concerned, though
Maihew for his part, never showed any
oy when llie work of the night was
spoken of . ll was a bold thing to venture
acrooH thquiisirs on so dark a night.' no
one In otiicc nfoked for such a venture In
the little village of" Yetholm. and tho
si 11 11 tuUen ill tho farmers' carts to Kelso,
was ah sold of! at once, therefore Muthew
might have been proud tit his exploit,,
But lie was iiou aiid';tehon the old wmuit.
accompaiiiud by the tMy, came berti'v twu
'lays Uiier and Jiiought, llIM' hews hf ,hat
imd miptiMrt. ,heiHiieiss the venture
lust il us mierest m preta-utibe wou-
ilertiU lalt Ibe bad U. tell ;
, They nan - into Antjiolro ai good whllo
l. lure iliivtin-uk, nd ,lhe people of tbe
inn little inure Hutu a Village ale hntise
were nll in their beds , It was now rain
liU aif urn 'with scold ilnl while iht-y
waited Mt tlie house lo be tillseil and th-i
tire to be laid Nan liegati now. 'indeed,
Umiigli she natl Isirlie bravely tie rough
liiiruey of the night, lo 'fetd the keen
UKirmiig air and the fatigue of ihe long
i iile llei liniim were iiiiiiiIkmI, and w hen,
ti last the door was OfMtiiml and llie fire
ill, Dan Had to lift her off the pony an I
carry hei in Tbey placed her In a chair
before the tire where shs wit huddled up
in Imr cardinal aud hood. relusuiK to lake
luui nil . ' '''
When all was nafelv Is-stowed, Muthcw
(hnuiflil mm ' hi" bride and came into
tlie (Htrliti now hrighl with a Clieerf ill Hw
and a candle lie threw oil bat and cloak
will! sigh of relief .
Coniu. h said, "let lis lie friends,
In-Qsilia since we are married Yes,
child i!irn,i Von wiiuhl have me lit
11 lict way Uit un have 110 more skulk
R "
She nwired not hlng '
'Well, it mat lent not " Here tho land
lord and Ins wile with Ihin and 1 servunt
weiirli came 111 log1her "Somet hing to
eal. Mslbew ordered "Anything that
yen hive My wile is tired with hur ride
over llie oimirw
"Uvei the moors?" Hits was the land
lady "Von haven t surely brought a
eddy over the mount ou sic a utgbt aa
liulewi, but I have. he replied.
"Cnme. madam He selzetl her by the
arm and dragged bar off tbe chair oh,
Ihe fertile wistert -ao that she stood be
fore bun "Bear witness, all of you." he
aid. taking ber gloved hand. "This Is
Great Destruction :ul by m Pelage (
the Htnir In ISM. , ..
The shifting of peat-bogs in Great
Britain from one place to another is not
a rare occurrence. On the ilrd .of Janu
ary, 1H.VI, a Ixig of Enagh Monmore,
Ireland, nearly m mile in circumference,
and several feet deep, began a move
ment which lasted about twenty-four
hours. It stopped when it had made an
advance of about a quarter of a mile.
Pennant describe another affair ot thin
kind. The Hoi way moss in Scotland
was an expanse of semi-liquid hog, cov
ering l,mio acroo, and lying somewhat
higher than a valley of fertile land
near Netherby. Ko long a the moder
ately hard crust near the edgo was pre
aerved the moss did not flow over. On
one occasion ome peat-diggers impru
dently tampered with that crust, and the
moss, moisionou uy ncsvy rain, mirsi
it bounds. On the night of tire 17th of
November, 177L a farmer who lived
near by woe alarmed by an unusual
noise, lie soon discovered a black deluge
was slowly rolling In upon his house,
and carrying every thing before it.
lie hastened to give his neighbor
warning, but he could not reach all of
them. Many were awakeiied by tho
noise made by tho Stygittn tide, while'
others knew nothing of its approach un
til U had entered their bedrooms. Ten
nant says that some were surprised with
it even In their beds. These pnssed a
horrible nljfht. not knowing what their
fate won Id' Ik until next morning, when
their neighbors came and rescued them
through' the roofs. About three hun
dred acres of bog flowed over four hun
dred acres of land during the night, ut
terly ruining the farmers, overturning
building. Illling Rome of the cottages
up to tlie roof, and suffocating many cat
tle. The stiiff flowed along like thick
blnck paint, studded with lumps of more
Holid peat, and it 111 led every nook and
crevice in its passuge.' It Is said that
cow stood for sixty hours up to her neck
in mud and water, but was finally hauled
out When she was rescued she did not
refuse to eat, but would not touch water,
regarding it with aa much terror aa if
she were suffering from hydrophobia.
Chicago News.,
The llommtlo of the 1'erlorf.
"Jt. Hankinson, you will excuse me
if I receive you in tbe dining-room this
"Don't mention It, Miss Kajones. It
is much more cozy and homelike."
"It Is not on that account, Mr. Hank
inson, hut Bridget has gone into the
parlor to take a nap on tlie lounge and
given orders that t;ho must not bo disturbed."-
Chicago Tribune.
niinlereit Nun's Vailing.
Nun's vailing of heavier quality than
that worn lust year is wide enough to
servo for the length of the skirt, and has
a border on ono solvago in solf-eolored
and black stripes or figures, aa beigo
with a brown border, mauve with a black
border, green with black, or Suede with
black. A novelty in vailing Is a vandyko
border at the foot Aniimed with fringe,
bs green vuiiing with brown Vandyke
points, edged below with green velvet
lines and completed by brown fringe; or
else broehc Vandykes on beige vailing
with black velvet Btripes along tho
straight edge and black fringe at the
foot. Striped vailirigs are also new, with
plain stripes ()f tnauvo gray, Suede, or
violet alternating with brtieho stripes of
flower on cream-colored grounds.
Printed vuiiing for ten gowns haa very
lijrge flowers all over the surface, or
merely a-'hwiti of (lowers l), a aolid
uolonid fubcie.r-Uaria'r,8 BazaW ,