Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 32, Ed. 1 Saturday, November 5, 1892 Page: 4 of 6
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Tur. African slave trade is reported
heavier than over before. despite the
oud protestations of virtue of the
nations of Europe interested in the
Dark Continent In the Old World
souto-t between humanity and luer%
lucre wins every time.
Ni.w Jkksi.y is a geographical pue*
r.le to most Britons, because it hap-
pens to bo closely associated with
New York and Pennsylvania. Even
so intelligent an observer as Anthony
Trollope assures his readers In his
book on North America that the '•city
of Jersey is visible across the Hudson
from New York, although in another
A yopno Vermont** who was re-
fused by the girl he loved, climbed In
through her chambt r window a few
nights ago. chloroformed her. and
tried to steal her bodily from her
father's house. Hut sho came to and
rotisod the household with her cries.
The Authorities have tho ardent swain
in jail, but are perplexed whether to
charge him with burglary or abduc-
An article Is said to be sold in Paris
which consists of nn aqueous solu-
tion of iodide of starch and is "spec-
fa!l\ intended for love letters." In
iour weeks characters written with it
disappear, preventing all abuse of let-
ters and doing away with all docu-
mentary evldonco of any Kind in the
hands of tho recipient Tho broach
of promise suit is loft without ovon a
kiss to stand on.
It has been growing plain enough,
ns plain as itatistlcs could make it
that the proportion of paupers and
criminals among our immigrants is
increasing steadily from year to yoar,
and there has been more than a sus-
picion that the causes ol this were
to be. found in tho efforts ol the older
countries to go| r>l of the worst and
uiost useless elements of their popu-
The annual report of the London
police department shows that there
were over 2,0 )0 burglary and house-
breaking cases there last year, and
tho avoruge amount secured by each
burglar was less than five dollars.
\V hen ouo takes tho risk and the
night work and tho rather long hours
Into consideration, it is easy to see
vbat the burglary business is not a
paying one lu London at loast
Tin founders of Ph mix, Arizona
te'vitory. "fcuiided better than tiioy
knew 1 in natniug their infant town.
In some rccent excavations there ttio
ive'.ies of prehistoric residents wore
found inclosed in urns. Hy tho way,
.his mid on co of tho practice ot urn
burial by our predecessors, if not by
our ancestors, taken in connection
with our recent discoveries, should
silence tho complaint that this country
has no past
►Somi Australian blacks, who were
imported for show purposes and are
detained at San 1 rancisco, are won-
derfully clover with tho boomerang,
one of tho most interesting perform-
ances is tho throwing of tho boom-
erang so us to describe tho figure H.
Ouo lino crosses the othor as quick as
a flash, and tho boomerang goos
whistling through space, and finally
comes back after having proceeded
It is proposed by an enthusiast hav-
ing some knowlodgo of mechanic*
but reveling in ignorance as to the
forbidding mein of tho icoberg on its
native heath, to invade tho Arctic
circlo on a steam sled. If so be the
sled shall havo the happiness to reach
the north polo, it can slido up the
same, and from tho top thereof toot
p cans of triumph with such steam as
it may have remaining.
I itself cannot bestow.
eren bestowed Love lone aire,
el tho error of thy though^
_J It deem I give thee aught.
Wfeo but render back thine own,
VMtincd thtr.r from time unknowa.
Qo the soul that hidden lien
lo the flute now liven, now dies,
Mastered by a breath and touch.
Only this 1 marvel much:
Heaven, designing giftn for thee,
placed them here in trust with me.
gret Oh. if it were only undone!
bhe was unspeakably sorry and un-
happy about it but marry a farmer?
No. never! Sho could not and would
Too LATE. not do Jt- Alul one who wore 8uch
preposterous brogans too!
She was a finished eoiusit* thin For tho next two or three days Miss
tall, fair, stately Victoria Vincent Vincent saw but little of Victor
with whom our story lias to do. and Killngbam und when common
the manly hearts that had been laid courtesy demanded that ho should
at her feet only to be trampled upon ! address her ho did so coldly and in
and left behind crushed and forsaken the fewest words possible. And some-
wore long ago far beyond reckoning, how all Victoria's koen enjoyment of
Naturally an attraotivo and beautiful . country life vanished with their un-
girl, years of constant practice in tho
aessed the result of her own heartless ' The still eyellda unclosed aad Out-
work without a syllable, but as the tered open, and a glad smilo glorified
bandsome. stalwart form of her re- tho white bloodless lips, drawn anu
jecied suitor disappeared from her quivering in agony though Uey were,
sight womanlike, sho sat down and and he ga/.od lovingly up into her
burst into bitter, burning tears. face. Her fear-sharpened hearing
1 or weeks she had striven for this caught the sound of a low, almost in-
▼erv end. but now it had come it audible whisper that nevertheless
brought with it only tho bitterest re pierced her heart liko an arrow from
One pleasant afternoon Miss Vin-
cent went out walking in a neighbor-
ing woodlot, but she would not havo
the death angel himself.
• No; never too late!" she wailed In
a voice of ugony. "I myself will
nurse you back to lifo and strength;
and my life and love shall bo devoted
to repaying you for what you have
dared and Buffered for me; for mo who
■corned and insulted you. Live for
my sake, for I must dio myself with-
out you. Speak to me again for
(iod's sako. and toll me that it shall
Another faint peaceful smilo was
her only answer, llo tried to speak,
but a groat gush of crimson from
breast and lips checked his utter-
ances. There was ono quiver of the
acknowledged, oven to herself, that strong, manly figure, a husky rattlo in
she chose that place for a ramble be- the throat and thou all was still,
cause Victor F.llinghain was at work Tho song-birds chirped and twit
in an adjoining field. She was think- tered through t'no troetops. but Vic
ing regretfully of the angry, con- toria Vincent heard them not Th«
arts of coquetry had rendered her
well nigh irietlstibie; and now. at the
ago of twenty-six. she was believed,
not only by her acquaintances but ever
by herself, to bo utterly without that
useful piece of property that is often
so troublesome to her sox—namely,
a heart „
But at last Miss Vincent grew tired temptuous look with which he had golden afternoon sunshine glanced
of the mimic warfare sho had waged left her after their last, miserable in- and glittered through tho leaves over-
so long, and determined to forsake terview, and she could but acknowl head and checkered the brown earth
her customary whirl of fashion and edge that sho deserved it all. Sud- with trembling lights and shadows,
spend one quiet peaceful summer in donly a deep rumbling hollow close yet she did not hood them. It was a
some rural locality, far removed from at hand recalled her to herself and sad and terrible spectacle on which
fairly froze her blood with horror. A those rippling sunbeams fell.
single glance showed her danger. A masshe and manly form lying
A savage bull pastured in the next still und bloody upon the stained amj
lot had freed himself from the heavy trampled earth, a boautlful, white-
yoke that ho always wore and had faceu woman kneeling over it as a
brokon through tho high fenco that marble maiden, with set suffering
bounded tho wool. Furious at the lips that would never smile again.,
sight of tho scarlet trimming upon The happiness of her lifo had found
the constant turmoil and excitement
of the crowded seaside resorts to
which she had usually flod on the ap-
proach of hot weather. She was
weary of tho continual round of balls,
beaux and buBtlo, and longed for rest
Money was not lacking and Vic-
toria's will was law: so her indulgent
fathor sought out the retired little
country town of Kllinghum and en-
gaged board for his daughter with
her wrappor, ho was charging
straight down upon her with lowered
horns. She tried to escape by flight
but her 1 imbs refused to obey her.
the family of a descendant of the and all the onorgios of her bolug con-
hardy. early pioneer after whom the
Bottlomont had been named. Thus it
happenod that a few woeks later Miss
Vincent was domiciled for the sum-
mer in the protty whito farmhouse of
The family consisted of tho farmer
and his wife, typical elderly, well-to
do country people, and ono son who.
by a rather odd coincidence, bore tho
somewhat unusual name of Vi« tor.
This young man was about tho samo
ago of Miss Vini out herself, and she
could but acknowledge that ho was
the handsomest man that sho had
Tall and straight as any mountain
plnc\ with a form liko that of some
young Roman gladiator and jet-black
hair curling in close, glossy rings
about his sunburnt faco. his mouth
Blinded by a heavy, dark mustache,
and his cheeks glowing with the
crimson Hush or health, ho was indeed
a man lo attract any woman's atten-
tion. Nothing more unliko tho worn-
out and effeminatocoxcombs to which
the proud city siren had boon accus-
tomed could well bo imagined; but
alas! ho was only a farmer, and farm
era had always boon theobjoct of Miss
Vincent'* cspecial .scorn and con-
Tho young people wore unavoida-
bly thrown into each othor's society
a great deal during tho weeks that
followed, and after his natural dili-
dencu wore away a little. Victor li- I
lingham proved to be a most enter- |
taining companion. Ho was far bet- I
ter educated than tho majority of
young men of his class, bosidos being
gifted with a large fund of innate
shrewdness and common sense.
Victoria Vinccnt recognized his
worth and she also saw the unalter-
able difference between their stations
in life but tho instinct of coquetry
and her long indulgence in that ques-
tionable pastime proved too strong
for a blunted conscience, llo was the
only availablo young man and a hand-
some ono at that besides being totally
different from anything sho had ever
before known; so she gathered to-
gether herarmamoutand exerted her-
self to the utmost in order to capti-
vate him. It was easily do no.
Tho lovely city flirt soon becamo in
Victor Ellingham's eyes tho ono sole
thing in tho world worth living for.
Karmor though ho was he possessed a
h-art, even if Miss Vincent did not
nml it soon passed out of his own
keeping entirely and forever. Ho
loved, nay more, adored a lovely
woman, and that woman was a plti-
leso coquotte. Poor Victor.
V ictoria acknowledged his vast su-
periority over all those who had
previously sought her haud; but he
was onhlu farmer and farmers she had
always despised. What if it had bee
oentrated themselves in one wild, de-
spairing cry for succor.
There was a quick, answering shout
and as the infuriated animal rushed
down upon her a stalwart figure
sprang past and faced tho oncoming
brute. She recognized her protector
on the instant oven before she heard
his encouraging words.
••Hun for your life and you can
escape oven yet. Climb over the
fence into tho iiold; quick, whilo 1
Victoria obeyed the command, but
glancing over her shoulder as sho ran
she saw Victor Kllinghatn spring
straight at tho head of tho angry bull
as ho came on. Catching him by tho
long, sharp horns as ho passed, the
young man exortod his immense
strength to the utmost to hold back
the savage animal.
her and fled, and as it How away she
recognized the beauteoua bright-
winged angel that men call Love.
Victor Kilingham was dead.—Chi-
A CHINESE BOADING HOUSE.
How the Almond-Kyetl Heathen Make*
Illmnrir at Home.
A better time cannot be found is
which to study ••John" Chinaman
than when he is engaged in eating.
There are no stricter observers of ta-
ble etiquette among the races of the
earth than tho high caste Chinese;
but among the Tartars or coolies who
find their way to this country the rule
is directly reversed and it is safe to
say that among tho laborers, miners,
servants, cannery hands, \c., that
havo swarmed into tho I'nited States,
not a single pure blooded Chinose
could bo found. A fow are here en-
gaged as merchants or in the consular
service; tho balanco are descendants
of tho hordes that swept down from
Tartary some centuries ago and con-
The musclos on quered China
his bare, brown arms swelled and \\ ith thoso'lartars, and especially
stood out through the firm skin liko where 100 of thorn arc fed together
ropes, and tiio clumsy brogans sho and at once, thoro are absolutely no
had scorned toro up the earth in great i rules to govern while at tho table,
furrows as he was dragged along by says tho Astorlan. it is every man
the maddened brute. For « moment
it seemed as if lie must shake himself
free from that powerful restraining
grasp, then tho magnificent strength
o; tho young llcrculo* provallod.
A sudden and firmer bracing of tho
cowhide shoes in tho soft earth, a ter-
j rible. sidowiso wrench upon tho great
for himself to secure tho most of the
As tho whistle of tho cannery sounds
tho dinner hour there is a general
shuttling of sandals along tho floor
and tho Chinamen are hurrying to
ntering tho door oach soi/.es a
creature'* horns, and then tho savage china bowl and makes for tho hugo
brut© went sprawling upon his side, cauldron of rice. VV ith one scoop of
hurled head over heels by a last trc- a hullo tho bowl is filled with steam
mondous exertion of wonderful ing rice and a rush is made to secure
strength that doubled tho hull's thick a scat at one of the many small round
nock as if it had been only a birchen tables with which tho room is tilled,
twig. Again the fleeing girl caught On each of those tables lias been
the sound of Victor's voice as ho too placed by the combined cook and
rcoiod backward, but it was panting waiter bowls containing pork, fish.
Bummer's roup and Autumn's here,
Harvest wanou of the year:
llo#* arr hauutiug apple tree*.
Where the grass is "bovryour kuses:
(irown Its now the partridge ttock,
And the corn t i in U e shock
Melon time is all bin done—
Now and then a lingering one:
Grapes are ripe o'er woodland trails!
Squirrels frisk their plumy tail*
Where the chestnut burrs unlock,
And I ho corn is In the shock.
' Whicker, whicker pecker wood
Chatters, and is understood
])y his flame-crest mate to Ray:
Whicker, whicker! coinc thi# way.
For I hear the ravens mock.
Ami the corn is In tho shock."
Chineapins their coats have cast.
And the chipmunk stores them fast
While the farmer from the Held
Wagons hom" the harvest yield;
To the brim his barn he'll block
With the corn that's in tho shock.
R.v i hr window grandma sits.
Smiling sweetly white she knits:
Through the "specs" upon her nose,
Soring how tho barn o'erfiows,
Glad is she for man and stock-
Corn to sparo was in the shock.
When the Hold in stubble stands,
Mocking winter's begging hands,
Hickory on the hearth will glow:
llr'ght the farmer's face will show,
listening to the mantle clock;
• "Corn—to spare -was in -the shock:'
and husky now.
• Hun. Victoria! l or Cod's sako
cl'mb tho fenco. for he'll ho on his
feet again in a minute!"
And Victoria did run. Scaling the
high wall as if it had been only a six-
inch embankment, sho lieu onward
with terror-spurred impetuosity and can assume.
never paused until she had left the Armed with chopsticks, the con-
scone of her escapo far behind her. touts of tho diflerent bowls are turned
Thou she stopped and waited for Vic- over and over by the caters in an on-
to* to rejoin her. deavor to find some piece more tender
And thin hero who had risked his than tho other. \\ hat ono will dls-
Chinese cabbage, and a salt sauce,
each article of food being dipped in
tho latter bofore oaten. *
About ton men can cluster around
each table, some standing, some sit-
ting and others squatting in the
peculiar attitude cnU' a Chinaman
life in her defense was the man whom
mi a had insultingly refused only a
low short days before! This hand-
some lion hearted young Hercules
who had saved her from mutilation
and death was tho samo whom sho
had taunted so cruelly for his clumsy
s'uoos and homespun attire. She had
rojeclod the offer of his great, manly
heart with sco!Ts and scorning, and
yet ho had perilled life and limb for
her. Tho truth came iiorno to her at
Yes: with a vivid blush that there
otherwise? \ Wtt9 no one to see. she confessed it in
Sometimes this question intruded i I'ie Inmost depths of her secret soul.
it9clf upon her. but
Tin.nr. is another serious uprisin
iu 1 uksien, a place in China famed
t hiofiy by reason of riots that last
destroyed much of value, includ-
ing a number of missionaries. The
new disturbance is based upon tho be-
lief that an Innocent man has been
executed as leader of tho riots The
surprising point of tho affair lies in
tho c rcutustance that tho province
has been able to bring forward a na-
tive so innocent that his execution
should cause unpleasant commotion.
A Fkknci' colonel engagod in be-
half of an advancing civilization in
potting natives in Dahomey sends
back tidiuce Indicative of tho futility
M opposition on tho part of the game.
In a rccent engagement 1. .'00 of the
heathen were slain, whilo only four
Frenchmen had tho honor of biting
the dust. Wonder arisen as to what
material civil* atlon Intends leaving
in Dahomey for its benign and ele vat-
ing influence to 1: / hold upon wl.an
Tin. fact that tho first application
of steam as a motive power was made
lo lilt water to an elevation su'Vciont
to let it How over a water-wheel usod
to propel machinery, provokes a smile
on the lipj of tho vendor of this al-
leged pra ■lien! ago. Tho wonder is
why sloam pewer was not at onoe
applied to tho jr.aeblnory. This crude
idea as to tbe application of steam
power probably seems no more crude
to tho practical man of to day than
will the present elf position of sewage
appear to tho practical men of the
banished it unanswered. What! love
a man who wore blue drilling overalls
and such outrageous cowhide brogans
as Victor Kilingham did? Tho very
:ldeu was preposterous.
Vet at times a strange, new feeling ucation Victoria \ incent could deny
would swell up in her bosom, heart the truth no Ion
tho proud, pelted, pampered
elty beamy tho darling of fortune,
the calm. cold, merciless co lUotle.
had found her linart at last In spite
of herself and all hor efforts, in spito
of vast differences of birth and ed-
though sho had none, and sho won-
dered how she should answer tho
proposal that was evidently awaiting
her. Sho usually received such
fers with the utmost calmness and in-
difference. but sho awaited this one
with all the bashfulness and timidity
of a fchoo't girl, anu avoided it as
long as possible. Hut it soon came.
In hontflt.straightforward language,
Victor Kilingham told Victoria Vin-
cent his love and asked her to bo his
wife. A strange, ecstatic thrill sko
through her being as he spoke, anu
she was very near saying the word
'that woul# bind her to him forever.
Hut sho recollected herself in time
and kept it back.
What! marry a farmer?" she
cried with a peal of scornful laughter.
• I for whose smilo men of tho
highest station havo begged upon
their bended kneos in vain, wod a
common country clodhopper with
great clumsy shoos liko era/y coal-
hods? You forgot yourself, sir, an I
presume upon m. good nature."
\ Victor Kilingham turned deadly
pa e. and his drawn lips set them-
selves tightly together as he heard
that cruel unmaidenly taunt and
realized how ho had been duped, lie
did not detect the hysterical tremble
in hor mocking laughter nor drourn
how near tho tears were to ll o.-o
pi oud, flashing eyes, lie saw only
how he had been led on to his (ate
without a thought of mercy, and ho
turned his back upon tho pitiless
woman who had betrayed him. and in anguished |
left her without a word There whs ba- k. every fal
Sho loved Vic-
lilt why did ho not rejoin her?
Surely It was time for him to do so.
and yet ho was nowhere in sight. Oh.
if anything should havo happened to
him now. after sho knew all the
truth a* last
Heedless of her own danger, she
turned and retraced her way with
oven greater speed than sho had
eomo 'i'his tine it was love thut
lent wings to her feet and love is
stronger and swifter than fear.
In a fow moments sue was once
more standing upon the summit < f
the high wall, ga/.ing over into the
wood-lot. l or one second she saw
nothing of either dofendoror pursuer,
then a stalwart form lying crushed.
1 and bleeding upon tho
ard another picks up, until all have
been satisfied, and then, rinsing out
tho dishes with tea, which is drank
a ter having performed duty as dish-
water. the -siik Yon," or Chinose
pipo, i« produced and passed from one
A "lo fon qua "or "white derll,"
as a Caucasian is termed, is an abomi
nation to a Chinaman during meal
hours, it being a superstition among
tho Chinese that anything eaten in
the presence of an uninvited white
man will certainly disagree with tliem.
I iioartliod h JlHinloii.
At Cahoos, France tho workmen
on tho foundations for a convont un-
earthed a largo house of tho Gallo-
lloinan period, tho mosaic floors of
which are in place and enough of
tho walls to reveal frescoes in a fair
state of preservation. It is supposed
to have been destroyed in the six-
teenth century, when Thcodebert
sacked the town, l'ottory fragments,
brou/.e and coins were found on tho
• ported :
on rill attracted hor attention but tho
bull was nowhere in sight Heedless
of all possible danger to herself sho
was at her fallen lover s sido in an
There, lying torn, mangled and
senseless upon the trampled and
bloodstained ground, was the man
whom sho now knew was tho ono of
all tno world for her. but ho neither
moved nor spoke. The rough, checked
shirt ho woro was drenched with
crimson ami was torn open, exposing
the hare. bloody breast, pierced
through and through with a great,
gasping wound where tho sharp cruel
horn of tho in fur ated animal had
struck and gored hi in.
•() Vlcto r. speak to me!'' she cried
ading I take it all
± cruel, wicked word
angry light in his dark oyos, but that I &aid to you that wietcned after-
In his breast whs only a dull, terrib'.o noon. I he truth is plain to me at
lnet I love you and cannot live with-
She stood and wit- out you.
At a reception given by a (icrman
prineo a gentleman was inlrodueod,
who said to the potentate:
•i was not present your highnoss,
yesterday, when tho officials had tho
pleasure of being introduced to your
lYinco, haughtily—To bo intro-
duced to me, sir, is an honor. It is
• So I perceive.'
\ Den I mimI Dumb «'|nb.
Ono of tho strange things in Paris
is a club composed entirely of deaf
ami dumb men. Tho servants, too.
cannot hear nor speak. The president
of the club is an old man who fought
in tho Indian wars in America and
whoso tongue was cut otl by an Indian
who once l?ok him captivo.
I l.oud IfCttftOlt.
Little Hoy—Can your sister play?
Little tiirl—No. Sho makes aw-
ful no .-os when sho tries.
Thon wot did your papa got her a
• I iiunno. 1 guoss 'twas cause he
wanted zee music box for a coal bin.11
—< ood Nowa
Oilirrn W i|4 I.Ike (o Know,
A London lady is in search of an
owner for a silver thlmblo which she
declares &he found imbedded in the
center of a ham which she was slicing.
? he would a',s o like to havo some ex-
planation of how the thimble uol
To the ralHte.
The Pali, or "precipice,"' to be
ached by a loug drive from Flono-
is worthy of being reckoned
hmong the wonders of the world.
There ono may stand on a rim of rock
a thousand feet above the green mead-
ows below. Gray walls rise .'1,000 feet
*al ove tho head, and far off the mighty
billows of the Pacific sweep shore-
ward. The scene is full of awe and
wonder, and there have been but two
visitors known who returned from the
trip with rancor in their hearts and
displeasure in themselves.
They were ladies who had traveled
much, ami were accustomed to hearing
French spoken in foreign countries;
and so when they were told that the
pali was one of the places to be visited,
they translated the word ' palace.'
As they were invited ,o the latter place
to a reception one evening, they
ordered a carriage and set out, in their
best finery, after giving tho coachman
the order, "To the pali."
"I fear you will have an unpleasant
drive,"' the hotel clerk had ventured t«
remark, but they only replied:
"<), no, we have determined to go.
and it doesn't matter."
Tho distance seemed interminable,
and at last the ladies called to the
"Do vini know where you are going?"
"Faith, an' I do," was the assured
answer: "it's to the pali, an' I've been
Settling back in their seats, they re-
signed themselves to the fact that they
were going to some country place bo-
longing to his Majesty. They were
now in the open country.
An hour or more had elapsed, the
roadway was steep and rough, and the
Vain was still falling. The ladies, in
their anxiety, had forgotten their
French, and cried out in honest En-
"Where is the palace?"
"Palace!" quoth the driver, "'tisnwt
the palace at all, at all; it's the pali,
an' there it is!"
After this there was nothing to be
done but to turn about and retrace
their steps, but they were forced to de-
scend in the tnire and rain while the
driver turned tho carriage. Wet and
bedraggled, they arrived at the palace
just as most of the guests were depart-
ing. and the next morning found that
their adventure had become town talk.
Neur a Tornado.
While Captain Powell was in charge
of the Florida Convict camp, as nar-
rated in his book, "The American Si
beria." he was one day out with a
gang of fifteen negroes "dipping" tur-
pentine in the woods. The weather
had been warm and gcn'al. with no
sign of storm, but just as he was ready
to quit work ho heard a dull, roaring
sound and saw a singular cloud bear-
ing rapidly down upon him. It was of
a sooty, dead-black color, and in shape
was like a vast balloon, the lower end
sagging almost to the ground.
1 had never seen such a thing before,
but I recognized it from descriptions
as the famous funnel-shaped cloud that
has figured in the history of so many
terrible tornadoes, and 1 shouted to my
men to lie down.
As the monstrous apparition ap-
proached, the noise increased to a roar
that beggars all description. The
earth vibrated under us, and 1 could
see pine-trees turning over and over in
the black swirl, liko chaff in a puff of
wind. I took it for granted that we
were lost, but with one supreme shock
the great cloud passed us. and tore
away with a strange bounding or hop-
ding moliou, and finally disappeared.
During the passing of the tornado it
was impossible to see or even to think,
hu,t as it receded I found myself stand-
ing in the midst of my prostrate squad,
with at least half a dozen of the ne-
groes hanging to my legs liko scared
children. They were frightcneo half
joutof their wits, as well they might
be, for we were right on the edge of
the tornado, and the difference of a
few yards would have swept us all into
lag mn* «he final striking of the
upon the shore.
Te Joel's credit It may be ftrfld «a*
htn account never varied, not even 1n
the appalling inflection of hia tones. j
A stranger came into the village, and1
one dreadful evening, never to be foi>,
got ton by Joel, sat with the others be-
fore the cobbler's cheering blase. They
were listening once more to Joel s
"Had ve been long outen previs-
ions?" inquired the stranger.
" Well, no," replied Joel; "we had
"You was a-coming to Sqnam, any
way, wasn't yer?"
"Yes, we were coming to Sqnam,*'
said the unsuspecting Joel.
"She landed putty near where ths
ap'n wanted her?" persisted the
Well, yes, 'bout ten foot from the
wharf," xaid Joel, growing a little
You say you run along the bow*,
sprit and jumped off. Did yer git wet
No; I lauded in a sand heap--hap-
Well," pursued the seeker after in-
formation, "you live putty nigh right
on the beach; you couldn't got very
wet runniug home?"
Joel was obliged to acknowledge to
Well," said the stranger, after a
long pause, "I call that a tolerable
eomf table wreclcin'."
silence fell on the listeners, and
Joel went out and shut the dor>r
quietly, feeling that somehow he had
In these days,.when so much is said
American newspapers about the
importance of good roads, it may be in-
feresting to know how such matters
are looked upon ill Ecuador. Mr.
Whympcr, in his new book, says:
1 had been rebuked in Quito for ob
j acting to the "royal'' route, because
our animals bail sunk half-way up to
their flanks. When I asked my moni-
tor what lie considered a bad road, he
"A road is bad when the beasts
tumble into mud-holes and vanish
right out of sight."
At one place my ani/sal stopped ou
the brink, unwilling to proceed. Dis-
mounting, I gave it a touch with the
whip. It went head-first into the
slough, and emerged on the other side
u miserable object, dripping with filth
which for a second had risen above its
This mud-hole was about four fert
deep, and was the finest we discovered
The (tol(l<*n Moan.
A Kostou gentleman was lately being
driven through Cork in a jaunting-car,
and talked a good deal with his origi-
nal and good-humored cabby, bring-
ing up the great subject of the day, he
inquired of Mike whether lie was for
MOi am, and Oi am not sorr," said
Mike, with a sudden non-committal
The questioner persevered, asking if
he were a Paruellito.
"Had 'cess to the loikes of thim
now," was the disgruntled answer,
"an' Oi lave thim alone."
There," exclaimed tho amused
American, "I see that you are a Na-
tionalist, Mike, and that is better!"
Mike only twinkled his eye.
"St. Pathrick floy away wid uml
Fwat wud Oi be doin' to be up an'
folly McCaarthy? Your honor, in pol-
itics 'tis just a complate Atheist Oi
It is a lamentable fact that constant
repetition tends to strengthen belief in
a story until it grows into a sort of
tradition that no one dares or carcs to
dispute. Such was the case with the
tale of Joel Goodhope's wrecking. For
years he had spun his yarn before the
fire in the little shoemaker's shop, and
the village youth had listened with
eyes extended, thrilling at the thought
of the torn sails, tho uncertain <lrift-
Uail Itrokeii Something.
If people never cried until they were
hurt, there would be much less noise
in the world; but sometimes the crying
is both amiable and amusing.
An exchange says that a servant sent
money to Ireland to pay the passage",
of her sister to Boston. She was to
come by the Ceplralonia. Meanwhile
the girl watched the papers daily to
see whether the steamer had arrived.
At last she found the desired item, but
it came to her as a terrible disap-
pointment, and she ran to her mistress
iu a state of distress.
"The Cephalonia has got in," she
said, "but oh, saints In heaven, an ac-
cident has happened to her!"
"What is it?" said the mistress. Sho
took the paper, and this was what sho
"The Cephalonia below; she has
broken her record."
A lloy'n I'h 11 oHoplij*.
"Little Johnny," whose sayings are
reported in the New York Herald,
must be a bad boy. Can his father
and mother be at all to blame?
"If you tell the truth about some-
thing." says Johnny, "you get licked,
and if you tell a lie you don't, unless
you get found out. ami then you git
"I know a boy," he adds, "who al-
ways tells the truth. His mother is iu
IOnrope and his father is out West." 1
The same youthful philosopher de-
livers himself upon another point after
"Some boys is brave 'cause they al-
ways plays with little boj's. and some
boys is brave'cause their legs is too
short to run away, but most boys is
brave 'causesomebody's lookin'." ,
An exchange tells a story of a littlo
girl who has a regular weekly allow
a nee which her mother uses rather in-
geniously as a means of correction.
For every little naughtiness the culprit
is fined—in other words her allowance
The other morning Miss Isabel w s
in a peculiarly contrary mood. Sho
did something out of the way ami was
fined a cent. In n few minutes she
erred again, add a second fine was im-
posed. For the third time the offenso
"Now, Isabel," said the molher. "I
shall fine you 2 cents this time, and if
you disobey again I shall make it 4
"O, dear me!M sighed Isabel, "I think
this is a pretty expensive place to live
Mrs. Rylands, who presented , the
Althorp library lo the city of Manches-
ter, is the widow of a haberdasher.
The late lamented left her nearly
St,000,000 when he died three year®
ag«>. He was the tyye of the honest
peddler—beginning with a basket and
ending with a warehouse. The old
lady is uneducated and when she pre-
scuted Manchester with fifty-seven out
of the ninety-nine existing works of
the Caxton Press probably heard of the
earliest English printer for the first
OYPSY LIFE AS IT 18.
The Eastern Artlclo Hm Little of roetrjfj
In It A Sample Brick.
A gypsy train wonded its way slow-)
|y down Market street, Philadelphia.1
the other day and finally drew up la
if runt of a beer saloon. It consisted
of an old covered wagon drawn by a
pair of scraggy chestnut horses, a man,
who was evidently a thiol, riding on
« big, raw-boned, gray horse using a
.rope as a bridle, and hitched to the
back of the wagon was the proverbial
Irado horse The chief dismounted
from his horse and wont into tho sa-
iloon, leaving his wife who had been
driving tho wagon, to hitch tho ani-
mal and to water the horses at tho
trough by the curb. Tho Press says
it did not take long for a numbor of
children to gather and look in wondor
at the unaccustomcd sight. Super-
stition kept them at a distance for
awhile but curiosity conquered fear,
and ono little boy plucked up cour-
age enough to peep into tho back ol
the wagon. Ho did not soe very
much, only tho woman who had at-
tended tho borsoa a dark-oyed, black-
haired young girl, and two dirty,
olive-liued little boys, who woro
quarreling over a small kitten. Ho-
slde these thoro was a roll of dirty
canvaa ovidontly used as a tout, a few
pots and pans and a number of blank-
ets. Tho boy retired to tho pave-
ment with a look of intense disgust
on his face These specimens wore
not his ideal of gypsies.
liftcon minutes passed and the
chief had not returned from tho sa-
loon whore tho noises of laughter and
shouting could bo hoard at intervals.
Tho woman in tho wagon was becom-
ing impatient and came to tho front
of tho vehicle every few moments
and cast angry glances toward tho sa-
loon. Soon tho wife's patience be-
camo oxhausted and sho descended
from tho wagon and entorod tho saloon
with a determined stoiv. In two min-
utos sho reappeared, dragging her
husband along by the collar of his
coat. Sho dragged liini across the
pavement and by an almost super-
human effort into tho wagon. Ho
was tumbled ovor tho front seat and
left lying where lie fell to recover his
souses. Tho woman was thon mas let
of affairs. Sho ordered tho young
girl to drive the wagon and she her-
self straddled the gray nag. and tho
train movod off down the street fol
lowed by a crowd of shouting boys.
Unt It. t'Am* \vry Near Breaking *i|. ^
Ho was one of Chicago's young
real estate men. She was well known
in the North Side society's circles.
They became acquainted at a ball
during tho last winter season and
passed through tho usual stages of
acquaintance, friendship and the rest
of it. The first two stages woro pass-
ed in quick time, but tho third promis-
ed to bo lingering, and, perhaps last-
At the beginning of tho summer he
purchased a safety bicycle and when
he had mastered it to a degree joined
a whoollng club. This move was not
vicwod by her with favor, inasmuch as
it kept him from her side quite often
during tho evenings. She could not
ask him to give up riding, so she de-
termined to get a wheel and 'bus bo
able to accompany him. As sho is
nn only daughter and her father ia
• well fixed" sho soon had her wheel.
The young man undertook to Initiate
her into the mysteries of its manage-
Several evenings were spout in tho
lessons and sho progressed splendidly.
Ono evening she insisted that bIio
could ride without assistance. Ho
had some doubts as to tho question,,
but fiho was determined, and, ofi
course, had her way. He helped her
■to mount and gave the wheel a gentle)
.push as a "starter." Then he await-',
ed developments. They came withi
startling suddenness. For a few yard*
all was plain sailing. Thon tho front}
whoel began to ••wabble" ominously,
pie ran after her. but bofore he could]
^oach her the machine had ••bucked."1
Thoro was a startled scream, a flash,
of white and black and tho young
Jady had alighted. Not in the np-j
proved manner, but sho was off thai
Then lie laughed. Ho couldn't|
hoip it, porhaps, but lie made a great,
mistake. He discovered it when lio
offered to help hor arise. Scorning
his outstretched hand sho scrambled
to her feet, picked up hor fallon
steed and trundled it away. Ho fol-
lowed with explanations and apolo-
gies; but they woro received in con-
temptuous silence. That was some
time ago. Fov several wcoks they,
met as strangers.
'J'hoy were seen riding down Lai
Salle avenue together tho last fewj
evoninga however, so peace must!
have boon declared.
Sho rides fairly well now. but should)
sho take a tumble ho wouldn't laugh.]
That last laugh cost him too many
days of anxiety.
Something Ne%v I ndcr (lie sun.
Art has been as Inaccurate iu its re-
presentation of tho snake in motion'
as of the horse. Tho snako doos not
literally • go upon his holly." scrip-
ture to the contrary notwithstanding,
but upon his side, and his motion re-
sults from tho use of tho intercostal
muscles in such a way as to contract
the ribs on one side at a timo. Ky
this process and in this position tho
snako can run very rapidly, but only
for a short timo. Ho is quito unable
to glidoupon a porfoetly smooth sur-
face. nor is ho able, as most persons
suppose, to propel his whole body
forward and in air whon striking.
■•rjt Without Fire.
French clionii t> have demonstrat-
ed that it is nossibl* to produce hea't
without lire and tho discovery is to^
bo utili/cd on the railways and street)
cars of the country. Tho device con-
sists simply of a block of acetate of
soda, which is plunged into hot water.
As it solidifies after tho immersion iu
gives forth as much heat as a coal
tiro for the space of six hours. There
'is mo danger of tiro from the use oj
this substance, and as the samo fuel can
bo used a score of times its cheapness
will bo of groat recommendation with
many managers of corporations.
tircHt RriUliiN L'.iiiatlee.
Tho total number of lunatics In
Eng'andand Wales increases by 1, 70G
i year. 1 iftecu thousand pooplo go
bad every year, or five out of every
it). 000 people alive in that country
•uter an asylum as inmates during
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