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BED-TIME FANCIES.' , I Out from tho corners and over the floor Oomo flocking and flocWngthe shadow baad; I will get In my little white coach and drive Through the Valley of Dreams'into Slumber land. 1 have four black horses that Night has lent. I call the name or my coachman Sleep; And the little white coach Is cozy and soft, As I Destle down in its cushions deep. "Holgho! we are oft. The horses go slow At first, then fast and faster still, "With silent hoof-beats speeding on, Down to tho foot of tho Drowsy H11L This twilight place la the Valley of Dreams, Where all the wonderful dream things are, And the balsam groves and tho poppy fields a That stretch on over and ever so far. 'The dream forests rustle their secrets out, The lights of the dream towns twinkle and shine. And the white dream ships from the harbor sail Away to the dim horizon line. Ah! the sounds of tho Valley are growinj faint. Its sights are fading on either hand. I cross the 'border sUll and dark. And enter the real Slumberltind. —Virginia C. Gardner, ih N. Y. Independent. .RACING FOE A BEIDE. Three Lively Railroad Races for a Farmer's Daughter. Along the line of the Santee railroad mo trainmen were better known than 'Billy Perkins and Jack Smith, the only 'passenger conductors the road found it inecessary to employ. Every man and boy along- the route watched for the f a- jmiliar trains, and when the mail passed *ast in the morning- each station lounger •was ready to shout "Hello, Billy," while they never missed greeting- Jack in the jsame manner an hour or two later, when "he passed in the opposite direction. In the evening- when the trains returned ithe g-enial ticket-punchers again received ovations at each stopping place. Even the passengers were apparently 'all acquainted with the conductors, for las they went their rounds each traveler '•would have some remark to make or ;some, sly inquiry -about Bob Yocum's Sallie, which would bring color to the •cheeks of the officials. To. a Northern stranger it sounded ludicrous to hear •the uniformed youths (neither was imore than twenty-three) addressed as Captain Billy or Captain Jack, even 'though accustomed to the universal Southern habit of adding- that title to conductors' names. The total length of the Santee rail•road was only forty miles, but the natives regarded the conductors with that awe and admiration which country folk always feel for railroad men. Did mot Billy run every day to Carthage, the junction of the "main line, and know all the prominent officials of the .great through route of which the Santee road was a branch? No telegraph line ran along the branch, and the trains were run in the good old way upon the single track; that is, sidings were placed a few miles apart, and when a train scheduled to pass another at a given point did not find the other at the switch it simply waited until the belated train did come, or after au:hour or two started on its journey at a snail's pace, a flagman running in front. In the morning the trains passed at a lonely siding in the woods, but in the afternoon the meeting point was directly .in front of Bob Yocum's plantation, and as the farm-house, with its shady porch, stood near the railroad, the trainmen had long ago struck up an acquaintance with the owner and daily resorted to the cool- garden to while away the time until the opposing train arrived- Sometimes one train reached the point first, sometimes the other would be in ahead. The engineers had ,no signals to hold them back, and very often the farm would be reached half Ian hour ahead of time. The schedule 'was slow even for the old-style engines, land unless there was something un- iusual to detain them or the wood was -very wet the crews could generally "-•manage to spend about twenty minutes j»t Yocum's, tranquilly smoking 1 orromp- ilnff with Sallie, the planter's daughter. 'Now it was this same Sallie who caused iso much disturbance in the breasts of .Billy and Jack. Each strove to cut a 'favorable figure in her sight, and jahe was the loadstone which drew them tdaily to the garden. Luckily for them '•each had an engineer as wild and reck- •less as the most ardent .lover could de•sire, and when the conductors told the ,man at the lever to "let her go," he did (let her go until some faint-hearted pas- iscuger protested at teing bumped into jelly. Only a reckless man would dare to Jride one of the rattle-trap old engines jover the uneven road at the rate of forty miles an hour, which speed was occasionally reached in sudden bursts. Forty miles an hour over old-style ,- |"D" rails," laid on rotten ties five feet , |apart; and joined with fish-plates is l^qual to sixty miles an hour on a fomooth track, so far as sensation goes, " ITo the observer the Santee railroad Jwas hardly visible, high grass growing (between the rails, but where the track • icould be seen it seemed to be laid rapon the ground without any preparatory grading. Up hill, down hill, tilting to the right, tilting to the left, it pursued its devious way, and the shaking and creaking of trains and track •were enough to alarm any one not ^preoccupied in endeavoring to regain Jbis seat. The engines burned wood, land when running at night resembled ^volcanoes in active eruption. If the jreader has ever traveled behind one of ^ (these fiery machines he will remember •jhow the sparks and pieces of wood flew fwhen the engine got; into good work- Jing order. He will also have a very Jvlvid recollection of the long and fre- 4qnent stoppages when all hands heaved -tcordwood into ftie tender until it could (Jhold no more. These were the charac- " Jteristics of the line over which Billy land Jack made daily trips. There were •wood station's on each side of Yocua's, .d the' trains in -the ^afternbon were Quired to get a supply of fuel before ig the passing sidinjr. The ^conductors pressed their suit with the fair Sallie for many a day, but while each felt that the other had no advantage neither could make any headway. At last the two friends decided to put matters to a test, and to- gether.they sought Bob Yocum, and explaining their desires asked that he and Sallie choose which, if either, should be the favored suitor. Sallie with blushing face declared she could not decide, although she felt she could be happy with cither. With that keen instinct for gaming which characterizes Southerners her father at once suggested that they settle the question by racing their trains •forthe next three days, the onegetting to the switch twice ahead of the other to be the winner. The proposition was eagerly grasped by the conductors and acceded to by Sallie. All agreed upon secrecy, except that the conductors should make confidants of their engineers. Anxiously the father and daughter awaited the.coming of the trains the next afternoon. Fully twenty minutes before schedule time the familiar whistle rang out, and Billy's engine came to a standstill just as Jack's train came around the bend. Billy was exultantly happy. /The next day, however. Jack was sitting upon the porch talking serenely to the prize when Billy's engine came into view. The following day would decide it, and the morrow found four eager hearts wondering what the result would be. About ten o'clock, however, a steady rain set in, which apparently settled the question of fast time being made that day. As Billy passed down the line and saw the soaking woodpiles he felt exceedingly blue, but while pondering a great thought came into his brain, and his countenance' cleared in an instant When he got to the end of the run he took the engineer aside and explained something, which caused a broad grin to overspread the features of that worthy. Billy was next seen in a provision store, and ere the train departed an odd-looking barrel marked "Sugar Cured" was put aboard the engine. His train made glorious time that afternoon, and when the passengers asked how the engineer managed to keep up steam Billy, smiled, but said nothing. He felt no forebodings of defeat now. Poor old Jack must be a dozen miles down the road, and right around the curve was Yocnm's. "Hurrah," Billy said to himself. "Hur—" he did not finish. From the car platform he saw something that made him rub his eyes in astonishment. Was it Jack's train lying there so quietly on the siding, or had his senses deserted him? A wild screech of triumph from the waiting engine made him realize it was indeed true. His rival had won the third heat. Jack, taking warning from his defeat the first day, had wisely bargained with the wood-station man for a special supply of dry pine-knots, and these were supplemented on the rainy day with a barrel of pine tar. Billy.danced at the wedding, but the sight of a ham has filled him with disgust ever since.—Chicago Journal. HAWAII'S NEW QUEEN. Her Full Namo I« Lydla Kamakachu Ltll- nokitlana. . The queen of Hawaii, who has ascended the throne in succession to the late king, is not wholly inexperienced, as she had on several occasions acted as regent in the absence of the king. Indeed, she was so acting when he died. She reioices in the name of Lydia Kamakacha Lilinokalana, and was born in 1838. Her relationship to the Kame- hamehas, the first kings -of the united THE QUEEN OF HAWAII. Hawaiian islands is through her mother. It is an old native law that legitimacy (or the right to be royal) is derived from the female and not from the male, as in. European countries. The queen, who was proclaimed heir- apparent to the throne on. April 12, 1877, is morganatically married, her husband, Lieutenant-General John Owen Dominis, being a governor of one of the islands. The ne w ruler is, as will be seen from her portrait, tall in stature and dignified in manner. The new queen is a woman of much strength of character, is intellectual, well read-and, in fact, clever. She was in London for the jubilee, when she surprised every one by the fluency with which she spoke English. THE HOMING PIGEON. Its Utility and tho High Bate of Speed to Which It Attains. The homing pigeon is the one kind of his race that has a distinctly utilitarian existence. During the Franco- Prussian war they were the only means of communication Paris had with the outside world when alll the ingenuity of man had failed. Since that period the French and German war departments have established extensive Government lofts for the breeding and training of these truly remarkable birds. A proposition has also recently been made to supply our outgoing European steamers with trained homing pigeons, to be used at a distance of not exceeding 500 to 800 miles from New York; so, should any thing happen within this distance,, almost instantaneous word could be brought to land; so far, however, the matter has not taken definite shape. In build the "homer" somewhat resembles the English carrier, but has not such heavy wattles, and a much smaller and more curved bill; he is not so long in tho body, and is much broader across the back. The eye is particularly large and brilliant, and the bird has an alertness of manner and intelligence .of look that is wanting in other varieties. In color they are a light blue, with two heavy black bars across each wing, the throat and breast being of an iridescent blue and green mixed. There is also the black, blue- checker, red-checker, red, silver and white., The. interest .in these birds in' this country is very great, and the annual races .excite much attention, valuable prizes being offered for-competition, the Homing Pigeon Association also holding a show of its own every year. The bird was originally developed in Antwerp, and from thence imported into this country. Our fanciers here have, however, outstripped their European rivals in the matter of speed and endurance, as our American-bred birds have demolished all foreign records for long-distance flying The average speed of the "homer" is about a mile a minute—243 miles In 232 minutes being .the best on record. The average flight for twenty-four hours of these homingpigeons is over500 miles. Montgomery flew 1,051 miles, but took thirty odd days to get home; naturally much of this time he- was lost somewhere, delayed by storms or bead-winds, and may have-actually flown twice that distance, but he was never heard of from the hour he was liberated until he returned to the home loft a month afterward.—Harper's Weekly. Remarkable Mills. Mr. Morrison, an English traveler o the seventeenth century, while at Danl zic,. Prussia, says that he saw a mi! "which- without the help of human hands did saw boards, having an iron wheel, which did not only drive th saw, but did also hook in and turn the logs onto the saw." Dr. John Dee mus 1 have seen a similar mill at Prague. 0 it he says: "1-saw me a mill at Pragui of which the devil himself was master.' ->o Itoom lor Him. Clymer—After all, society is a hollow thing! Cooley—You don't seem able to into it, though."—Life. 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