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. THE OLD SETTLER. He Babukes Peleg:, Sustains Maria and Spins a Yarn. Little Peleg- an'd his grandmother had iad a little misunderstanding- during 1 the day over the doing- of a few chores. Bis grandmother had taken the ground that tue chores should be clone and that Peleg 1 should do them, while Peleg felt "that his duty ca Jed him to make good his promise to ",Jill Simmons and join that hopeful youth in a skating- bout on the mill pond. If he tarried to do the chores the best part of the day would be gone, he would miss the skating bout, and on Monday at school Bill Simmons would taunt him "by adapting 1 that dreaded distich of boyhood days to suit his case and singing it at him at recess: Peleg, Pclog, poor little thing! Tied to Us gran'mammy's iipron stringl Therefore Peleg- had whimpered and whined, and said he wasn't going to do the chores, and his grandmother had .been compelled to take down the paddle that hung- behind the woodshed door and increase Peleg's circulation be- 1 ore he could be brought to • adopt her •views in the matter under discussion. And so, although at. supper his grandmother had put two nice, fat crullers by his' plate instead of one, and had asked him if he didn't want another fiish of preserved quinces after he had already had two, Peleg- wasn't ready yet to resume the amicable relations that usually existed between him and her. There was to be a meeting of the Sol's Ridge Clothers of Them that's Naked and Feeders of Them that's Hungry that evening at Dominie Van Slocum's, and after his grandmother had gone to take her place as chairman of the society, Peleg 1 , presuming- on the leeling his grandmother generally had toward Maria on the meeting- nights of the Clothers and Feeders, thought he would please the Old Settler and at the same time wake up a little sympathy "by throwing- out a hint that he didn't essetly approve of Maria himself. "Well," said he, '•gran'mammy's gone over to the Clothers and Feeders again to cackle and listen to the rest of the old women cackle." "Wat's that, Peleg?" exclaimed the Old Settler, taking- his pipe out of his mouth quickly, Peleg looked up with a start. The Old Settler's tone wasn't the one he had expected. "I said that I guessed frran'mammy • had gone over to the Clothers and Feeders meetin'," replied Peleg-, meekly- "Course she has!" said the Old Settler. "Do y' s'pose yer gran'mammy don't want no reecryation? Did I hear y' say sumpin' .'bout her goin' to the Cithers 'n' Feeders to cackle?" Peleg had to admit that he had made that remark. , "Sonny," said the Old Settler, "yer •wrong-. M'rier don't, do no cacklin'I If she's takin holt o' the Clothers 'n' Feeders she hain't doin'no cackliu'. She's doin' the crowin', b'gosh! M'riar's gener- 'ly cock o' the walk wherever she takes holt to nelp run thing's, 'n' tha hain't no ffcttin"round that You hain't lived •with yer gran'mammy ez long- ez I hev Peleg-!" Peleg- was disappointed, but by and by he made another effort, and renewed the attack on a different line. •'I guess gran'mammy must think I'm easy stuffed," said he after a long silence, during which the Old Settler had puffed calmly at his pipe. "You know them funny shaped things in the moon? Well, I asked gran'mammy what they tvasonce, and she said: 'Man in the ^ moon, eatin' cabbage with a spoon!' j* .Huh!" exclaimed Peleg, contemptuous%. -3y. "Man in the moon! Jes' as if she ^, <»uld stuff me with a man bein' in the J moon!" t? ] "Peleg!" exclaimed the Old Settler, j£ sternly, "Yer gran'mammy knows w'at pr ^she's talkin 1 'bout! She's seen that t -moon come a rollin' up 'n' a goin' down b jnore years, 'most, th'n you hev mont's. i« She hain't planted her garden by it, 'n' ^ 'stuck her peas by it, 'n' cut my hair by ^ 'it, 'n' picked her geese by it for fifty £ -year 'n' better without knowin' w'at's L la that moon, 'n' w'at hain't in it. If K she says tha's a man in it she knows ff Tv'at she's talkin' 'bout. Wat y' got Bi agin yer gran'mammy, anyhow, y' ^.j-onng- sarpint?" 4_ "Nothin'!" exclaimed Peleg, giving 4' |np the struggle. "But the skatin' was & ,lully to-day, and Bill Simmons '11 —" &\ "Bill Simmons be dumed!" cried the p* Old Settler. -'Seems ez if that pesky !* .young varmint couldn't think o' nothin' % else to do, so he sets you up to make ,T trouble 'twixt me an' M'riar, th't's lived £ ier better'n fifty year without a word, '*/ 'b'gosh! 'Ceptin' a few, mebbe, 5. jnow 'n' then. But you go 'n' tell ^LBill Simmons he can't do it, b'gosh! fr"'ril stan' by M'riar! Nobody can't git ? up 'n run M'riar down 'n' 'spect me to H jine him, I don't keer a durn wuther •f lie's; bone o' my bone 'n' flesh o' my & flesh, or wuther he's the spawn 'n' griz- w-,zle o' all the Simmonses tha is outen gjjaill M'riar knows w'at she's talkin' j£"bout, wuther it's the man in the moon ijor wnther it's the man out'n the moon! is. Yon'n'Bill Simmons mustn't come 'n' ^try to git up a fuss 'twixt me 'n' M'riar, ^Vgosh, or tha'll be some fur flyin' Ef sound here!" 6 "But, gran'pop," said Peleg, I |, -wasn't—" & "Never mind!" exclaimed the Old Sett-tier, interrupting Peleg, and waving his fi'land as if to brush away the unpleas- rjAnt subject. He puffed at his pipe in ,£*Hence for a long time, and Peleg /mused bitterly on how hard it was to ;T>e a boy. His musings were interrupt- b<«sd by the cat rubbing herself against fllds leg, and he was in the depth of a ^"-^ erne by which he could manage to [dentally tumble puss in the water r#~u. on the kitchen bench, when his ^grandfather spoke and the scheme was Abandoned. and with a twinkle in his eye. "Then I guess she couldn't ha' follered it up by tellin' y' the story she knows 'bout one o' yer ancisters, did she?" "No!" exclaimed Peleff. forgetting- his troubles in anticipation of hearing aj lively chapter of family history. "Wasi he the man in the moon, grah'pop?" ; "Not edzac'ly, sonny! Not edzac'ly!"| replied the Old Settler, enjoying Peleg'3, eagerness. "If M'riar had thunk to tell y' the story she'd ha' tol' y' th't y' had an ancister wunst ez got it inter his head th't he mus' go 'n' diskiver the .north pole. It hain't on the reecords w'at he were goin' to with it if he had had got back hum with it, but if he hadn't diskivered it he wouldn't never ha' sot foot on his native Ian' no more. Oh, yes! He diskivered it. I know yer goin' ter say sumpin' 'bout yer joggerfy not havin' anythin 1 in it 'bout his diskiverin' the north pole, but that hain't got nuthin' to do with it. I'm a tellin' jist w'at yer gran'mammy 'd ha' tol' y' if she'd unly ha' thunk of it. This happened so long ago, sonny, th't I g-uesss the jog-gerfy's forgot all about it. Wull, ez yer gran'mammy 'd say if she were tellin' y' the story, this here ancister o' your'n put on his woolen stockin's, 'n' his cowhide boots, 'n' his knit mittens, 'n' his red 'n' yaller comforter, 'n' his b'arskin cap, 'n' away he starts to diskiver the north pole. Tha hain't no tellin', Peleg, the things th't yer ancister put up with 'n' went through on his journey to'ards the pole, but lie kep' gittin' closeter 'n' closeter to the place whar the moon comes up, till it got so he k'd 'most reach out 'n' tech it az it riz 'n' went on its way to shine on Sugar Swamp "n' the rest of the kentry he had left ahind him. Yer ancister's gran'mammy had more'n likely tol' him w'en he were little 'bout the man in the moon eatin' cabbage with a spoon, jist like yer gran'- mammy tol' you, sonny, 'n' he 'mem- bered that 'n' kep' a watchin' out to git a sight o' him ez he draw'd nigher an' nigher to the mocn on his journey to'ard the north pole. " 'I don't keer so much 'bout the nlan in the moon,' said yer ancister, 'but I'd like to hev the run o' that cabbage o' his'u for about half an hour,' said he. VBut he didn't see nothin' o' the man nor the cabbage, 'n' he journeyed nigh- er to whar_the moon gits up. Bime by, one day, he seen sumpin' stickin' up agin the sky, outen a mountain o' ice, th't looked jist like a allfired tall dead pine tree. Yer ' ancister stopped 'n' a good look at it. Then he know'd he had diskivered the north pole. I s'pose this ancister o' your'n, Peleg, mus ha' ben the fergitfullest chap that ever lived, fer yer gran'mammy'd ha' tol'y', if she'd ha' thunk of it, th't ez he were joggin' on to'ard the pole, a-thinkin' how he'd warm hisaelf up a choppin' of it down he ' ' ' A. Gorman Legend. The Germans have a legend of Frederic Barbarossa that he is not dead, but in an enchanted sleep, sitting with his knights at a marble table in the cavern of Kyffhausen, in the Hartz mountains. His long red beard has grown during this long enchantment, and, covering the table, descends to the floor; and that he sits' thus, waiting the moment that will set him free. There he has been kept for long centuries—there he must stay for ages. An Old Dove. A dove that had reached the age of thirty-two years died at Greencastle Pa,, ];r-t. V.--.MC. Chained to tUc Bock. Prometheus was chained to the rock while vultures gnawed his entrails. So are many penple chained to the rock of prejudice while all manner of violent medicines inflict injury upon the sensitive lining- of the stomach and intestines. They are apparently immovable in the belief that to experience benefit they must keep dosing- with drastic medicines. Unless the'ac"- tion of these is powerful and excessive, they are not satisfied. They would distrust a remedy of gentle action, however effective. It is not by such purblind extremists as those that the acknowledged merits of Hosteller's Stomach Bitters are recognized. 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It is delicious, nourishing-, strengthening, EASILY DIGESTED, and admirably adapted for invalids as well as for persons in health. Sold by Grocers everywhere. W, BAKER & CO., Dorchester, Mass. >' ''Soy, thort yer gran'mammy were !<*ryin' to stuff y', did ye, w'en she tol' y' 'i!»T>nut th'e man in the moon?" said the Settler, jn a mild and bantering it down, he made the diskiv'ry th't he'd f ergot to bring- his as with him! But he went on, 'n' w'en he got within a quarter miled o' tie pole, he heered a noise ahind him, 'n' lookin' 'round w'at sh'd he see a comin' arter him, licky-te- brindle, but a white b'ar bigger'n a yearlin' heifer! Then yer fergitful an- cister made another diskiv'ry. He had fergot to bring his gun with 'him! Tha' wa'n't no time fer him to sniffle over that, though, for the b'ar kep' on a comin'. Thar were unly one thing fer yer ancister to do, sonny, 'n' that were to dig fer it ez tight ez he could, V shin up- the north pole! An' he dug. The b'ar wa'n't more'n ten jumps ahind him, but yer ancister reached the pole 'n' were a good -ways upit 'fore the b'ar got to it. It were jist about the tune the moon were gittin' up to start on its travels. Yer ancister didn't hev no idee th't the b'ari-k'd climb a tree, but ez he looked back to see w'at the big bruin were tip to, he 'most let go his holt 'n' tumbled down, for t the b'ar were slidin' up the pole arter him ez easy ez water runs down hill, 'n' were gaitdn 1 on yer ancister at ev'ry clip. The moon were up by this time, 'n' yer ancister give w'at he thort were his las' look at it. He had got to . the top o' the pole, 'n' the b'ar were most in reachin' distance o' his coat-tails. Yer ancistor give hisself up fer lost, 'n' the moon kum a sailin' 'long. Yer ancister k'd 'most feel the b'ar breathtn' on him, 'n' jest ez the b'ar were gointer set his jaws in his flank he felt hisself yanked off en that pole so quick it made his head swim! The man in the moon had grabbed him, sonny, 'n' reskied hhn frum th't hungry 'n' savage b'ar! That's w'at yer gran'mammy 'd ha' tol' y', Peleg, if she'd ha' thunk on it, 'n 1 she'd ha' tol' y', too, how the man in the moon carried yer ancister back to — but w'at's ailin' of ye, sonny? Is cramps a- ketchin' of ye?" Peleg's gaze had suddenly been fastened on something behind the Old Settler. At first he> looked alarmed, and then clapped both hands over his mouth to keep back laughter that seemed to want to burst forth in howls. The Old Settler looked around, and his eyes popped wide open with astonishment. Maria stood in the sitting-room door. Her eyes snapped, and her head was high in the air. She had cqme in the front way, with her new gum shoes on, and neither Peleg- nor his grandfather had heard her. "That's w'atTd ha' tol' him if I'd .ha' thunk of it," she snapped. ."Wull, here's jist w'at I'll tell you, 'fore I fer- git it, 'n' that is th't if it wa'n't fer the all-pervadin' sperit o' peace th't I've brought fum the meetin' of the Clothers 'n' Feeders I'd say some things' 1 that'd make ye wish th't you was that aneister o' Peleg's yerself, with the b'ar arter y', even if thar wa'n't no pole to climb nor no man in the moon to resky ye! An', Peleg, yer h'jst yerself off ter bed, or I'll make that paddle so hot on ye th't ye'll think yer settin' down on mustard plasters!" Peleg hurried off to bed. His grandmother followed him. The Old Settler smoked awhile in silence. Then he slappped his hand on his knee and said: "I'll give twelve shil'n to anyone, b'gosh, that'll steal them gum shoes o' M'riar's! A fellar hain't safe 'round here no more!"— Ed-Motti.in N. Y. Sun. Something New In Corn—JSew Kiln Bried^Corn Meal. This process retains all the sweets and nutriments of the eorn. 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