The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 11, 1893 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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THfi UPPER DESLMPINES, ALGQNA..IOWA, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 11,1893 1 SIGHT ENCOUNTER. Another Reminiscense of the Famous and Tlnterrifled Kit Carson. The Guard Fell Ar-leeiJ and the Party Is Attacked by Jaguars. Aiter a Lively Contest an In- 'furiated Grizzly Causes a. Panic. -.1 In the spring of 185G I received, a commission ns inspector of customs for the port of Paso del Norte under Caleb Sherman, of Kalnmazoo, Mich., ns col- leoor during the administration of President Pierce says a writer in the I'hil- 1 adelphia Times. El Paso was then, as it is today, the most/ important point on. the Rio Grande between Laredo, Texas, and Santa Pe, New Mexico.' I had frequent opportunities to meet and form the acquaintance of the most noted men of t!he - frontier, and not the least among them was the redoubtable Kit Carson. One of the most interesting stories ran as follow?: Kit was at the time engaged in scout- and prospecting for the military, jnd often scouted in company with a igle companion, being furnished by be government with a horse, arms and {/ provisions. It was while on one of his trips across the desolute and -: trackless solltud « A^noow aqj 10 SHBO.TQ tuo:>st!3 oi& Suoru mountains, in company with a second lieutenant by the name of Lazelle, a fresh recruit from West Point, that he experienced one of the most perilous adventures of his whole frontier life. They had provided themselves with •sufficient supplies for a week's ecout for the purpose of locating the rendezvous of a roving band of Apache marauders. After bein out three days they had xeached a point probably 100 miles from Santa Fe, and in one of the most deso- lute and inhospitable parts of that uninviting wilderness. They rode along the breaks of the mountains that wall In the canyon in •which they were then confined, In •search of water, which, from certain in- •dlcations they had great hope of find- :ing, having been without it the whole 'day. It was during an unusually dry time, even for that country, and all the little reservoirs had dried up, and consequently wild beasts were frequently found in considerable bands near these infrequent watering places of the moun- itain foottulls. After being out three days they had discovered a small spring, Mie stream from which soon lost itsolf in a small pool twenty feet away. . They came suddenly upon a small ; band of antelope among the cacti near the spring, and killing one, thctv soon prepared a sumptuous supper off tho broiled steaks, and having secured their horses by their strong forty-foot stake ropes, they turned in quite comfortable ior the night. Lieut. Lnzelle, being wholly inoxperi- enced in such a life and unacquainted with 12ie nature and habits of wild beasts, seemed to feel quite a.t! ease and unconcerned about the night disturbances. Many of the most ferocious animals of the wilderness do not venture out for water till dark. Carson, well acquainted with tHic dangers of their position, proposed] that one should stand guard while the other slept, each two hours alternately, and Informed Lazelle that they would probably witness Uhe most stirring scenes of their lives toward the middle of the night, as that seemed to bo a great rt 1 sort for ferocious beasts for water and prey. They had cut their antelope up in quarters and tied the best of it to the stalk of a largo Spanish bayonet, or cactus tree, which Carson well knew would attract the ravenous jaquor and panther, and perhaps the proud mpnaralii of those canyons, the grizzly, as this was the home of that dreaded monster. Lazelle readily consented to stand sentinel on the first watch, and not realizing the true nature of the danger of the situation, he was anxious, and in fact eager, for something to "turn .up" to drive away the monotony of the dull tramp they had had so far. But the arduous ride of twelve hours without! water or food was too much for -his untutored nerves, and he had unconsciously fallen asleep soon after entering upon his watch, and was harder to arouse than the Indomitable Carson, who had been so accustomed to sleep with. 1 one eye open that the un- usunl sounds which soon broke in upon their slumbers aroused him to a full realization of their peril. The full moon was just peering over the opposite wall of the canyon and lit up the whole valley. Kit's practiced eye was quick to take in the situation, and, as forewarned is forearmed, he was always ready upon a moment's warning to enter upon the most deadly fray. flie horses were In a state of perfect frenzy, snorting and lunging in the greatest desperation to free themselves their fastenings and the hungry Januars which had beset them in force. JJit charged upon the tigers with such deeper/? te energy, discharging his onr- bine, the report of which resounded down the volley like small cannon, that he soared the beast? away foy n tt,me. THE "GAWK." 1 did not have what the generality tended to spend November there and beginning to feel somewhat alarmed when, to "his surprise the lieutenant called out from the top of a large cactus: "Kit, did you kill anything?" Carson told him no, but lie would soon be compelled to kill something or be killed as he had heard the roar of an approaching grizzly, and the safest place for him was on the ground, as the '• solemn mien and an unsmiling face. To i theaters, the restaurants and the coiu- At last, in the gray dawn, I left the then weiul my way to tho south— avoid- opera house— or rather I was politely ing Monte Carlo, however, as I held : informed by the janltords that I miwt of the people call a merry childhood or j gamgling to be a deadly sin. December do so. I went back to my rooms at tins a joyous youth.. My athcr — a low j came and waned, and I was still linger- J Continental to ponder on the night's church clergyman — honestly believed! lug on in my pleasant rooms at the 1 adventure. It Was an adventure—my that to be cheerful was the first stop | Hotel Continental, enjoying the table , first!— a glorious, entrancing, soul har- to sin, and that virtue was to wear a j d'hote, the boulevards, the c,>fcs, the 'rowing adventure! A wicked, fascinal- C/l1mi1T1 mlotl Clllrl Oil UTiaiYllllllcr "Form 'Pr» ! l-'fomi 4-niu-i +l*n .•nn4-n*4*>.ti-t4-n n*-i>1 <•!»,» .->«... it -* * bear would break that cactus stalk with one desperate grasp. Lazelle was soon at his side, performing the nhnrod act in flue style. The approach of the grizzly seemed to be the signal for the departure of all other beasts, and tho, field was soon cleared of all other dangers and left to the monster of the canyon. He was not long in putting in an appearance, to the great consternation of the' lieutenant, and Kit said he felt crowded closer to the wall than ever before. • It so happened that they had placed themselves between their horses and the approaching bear which somewhat quieted the poor beasts' apprehensions and they became less restive.. The lieutenant seemed thoroughly panic stricken!.but, seeing no chance to escape, he suddenly braced up to the inevitable contest and actually advanced to meet tli)i monster. This maneuver had the effect of stopping the advance of the bear, and he seemed about to change bis tactics when a rattier hasty shot from Lnzelle brought on on immediate engagement. The shot took effect hi the forearm of the bear, shivering the bone and crippling him in such a'manner that Carson was quick to perceive the advantage, and, aiming at) the other forearm, at close quarters, he placed, his ball so well that the animal was made powerless and lunged and rolled about on the grass in a furious rage. He was then in their power and it was an easy matter to finish their work. He had confronted many like perils in broad daylight with an unterritled front, but ho wishedl to be delivered from a night contest with a grizzly. FAIRY TALES. compantan. Writer Itucom'inemlH tho itt'iidlng of Situie l).v Children. I am glad to see that what the lui- derstapding would stigmatize as useless Is coming back Into books written for children, Avhich at one time threatened to become more and more dreadfully practical, says James Russel Flower in Harper's Magazine. The fairies are permitted once more to imprint their rings on the tender sward of the child's fancy, and it; is the child's fancy that ofteu lives obscurely on minister solace to tho lonelier and less sociable mind of man. Our nature resents the closing up of the windows on its emotional and imaginative side, and revenges itself as it can. I have observed that many who deny the inspiration of Scripture hasten to redress their balance by giving a reverent credit to the revelations of inspired tables and campstools. In a last analysis it may be said that it is to the sense of wonder that all literature of the fancy and of the Imagination appeals. I am told that this sense is tho survival iu us of some savage ancestor of the age of flint. If so, I am thankful to him for his longevity, or his transmitted nature, whichever it may be. But I have my own suspicion sometimes that the true age of flint is before and not behind us, an age hardening itself more and more to those subtle influences which ransom our lives from the captivity of the actual, from that dungeon Avhose wardter is the giant despair. Yet I am consoled by thinking that the siege of Troy will be remembered when those of Vicksburg and Paris are forgotten. One of the old dramatists, Thomas Heywood, has, without meaulng it, set down for us the uses of the poet: "They cover us with counsel to defend us From storms without; they polish us •wlithin With learning, knowlege, arts, and dis- ci pllnes; All that is nought and vicious they sweep from us Like dust and cobwebs; our rooms concealed Hang with the costliest hangings 'bout the walls, Emblems and beauteous symbols pictured round." do him justice, he conscientiously lived; plote freedom; seeing the gay, busy t T* 4*t4t * t A beautiful woman with perfumed hair up to that conviction, and, a's far as was • crowd passing on to their pleasures ami j had hung on my arm; she had accepted \ of an ant-hill. the mate of the Providence told me— because the negroes get out warrants and delay tho boat. I have said that the blacks all call themselves "Diggers." The rule lias its exceptions. 1 wont ashore at a plantation called "Smmyskle," and saw a cheery old "aunty" standing near a cabin doorway from out of which plck- nnimiEos were tumbling like nuts out m his pOAver, compelled othere to do Uic: occupations,''interested in their move- same, j ments as a mere spectator, but never He had not exposed me to the con- \ inclined to mix with them or to make lamination o a public school; my few : friends and -'acquaintances. Sometimes i imps! my homage, my silent and respectful | "How many children have you got, caresses; she had given me an intoxl-j aunty?" I inquired, eating promise In that one word, "Per- compaulons had only been classmates j as I passed on the broad asphalt of the at a private tutor's, to whom I was sent j boulevard a bright glance shot at me as a daily pupil* and as I had to walk several miles to reach my destination 1 was unable to enjoy the ordinary relaxation of the English schoolboy In the shape of football or cricket. An only son, motherless from my cradle, I had accepted with the submission and possibly with the contentment of ignorance the code of morals and mode of life which it had pleased my father to impose upon me, and which would have seemed better suited to the most shrinking and delicate girl than to a strong* healthy, stoutly grown and active lad. Perhaps the real secret of my passive and unresisting acquiescence lay in the act that I was constitutionally averse to society of any kind, and that especially the presence of any member of the other sex tilled me with an unreasoning awe that amounted to actual pain. A feminine being—child, girl or woman—immediately made fifty times more awkward than I naturally was; she elicited an unbecoming shyness which at other times was quite foreign to my nature, and which impressed the cause of these emotions with a contemptuous dislike of me. "Harry Millner is a perfect gawk!" I once heanl the pretty daughter of one of our nearest neighbors say to an elder sister, ; when, my school days being finally over, I had been sent by my father to walk with her in the vicarage garden, and had ignominiously ended the interview by running away and hiding myself in an arbor, whence I could hear her comments on my conduct. "Harry Millner is a poor, miserable creature," calmly remarked tills dispassionate maiden. "But you know, Helen, that he is as poor as a rat, so ho will never have to make love to any girl, thank God!" she added piously. Yes I was gawk at twenty, as I had been at any other period of my life. Yes, I was a miserable creature, in spite of my live feet ten Inches and my broad shoulders. Yes, we were wretchedly poor, and at my father's death all I could claim as my own would be a moderately good education, the perfect health I always enjoyed, and an absolute ignorance of the ways of the world, for good or evil, and the means of eam- from the eyes of an alert and sprightly woman would send a thrill through my frame, but if the glance became questioning or provocant I would avert mine and hurry on, not always fast enough, hoincver, to avoid hearing behind lue a mocking Voice say half angrily,' half scornfully, "Sout-ils done betes, ccs Anglais?" One 1 night after the NOAV Year I heard some, men at a cafe -talking of the Bal do 'Opera. I wondered how sensible, honest, moral men could show themselves in such a place. Then I speculated ou what that place was really like, and later on, to my own incredulous astouisluneut, found myself in my dress clothes walking, dazed and inexpressibly shocked, in the corridor of tiie first tier of boxes, gazing stupidly on the scene below every time I came to one of tiie openings affording ingress or egress to the seats in front. I believe I was meditating on the-way of escape, leaning against the side of one of the boxes, when I became aware of a female figure Avho had stopped beside me. She wore a sky blue satiu domino, elegantly trimmed with white lace, a loup of the same color and material, with a crsdeep fall of blond, concealed her features, and she slowly waved a fan of blue feathers. A strong perfume of heliotrope seemed to emanate from her person or her dress as she drew closer to mo. Presently she placed a small, pulnip hand on my arm, and said in a high-pitched, artificial but very silvery voice: "I know thoe!" '• How could she know meV Yet she evidently did, or else sho would not ha^e singled me out of tho crowd and plainly told me so. I tried to solve the mystery by ransacking my memory, but in vain. As If to reproach me with my silence, the voice repeated, in exactly the same tone. "I know thce!" Curiosity got the better of my shamc- faceduoss or perhaps the fact that the unknown was closely masked gave me unusual courage,, for I not only entered into conversation with, the blue domino, but began to question her, begging her to refresh my dulled souvenirs, and When 1 undressed at last, I discovered that my AVI! tch was gone!—a large, new keyless repeater, that fitted somewhat tightly in my pocket. I was in no mood to dwell on this disappearance then. Worn, out by such novel emotions I fell asleep. When I awoke, after a couple of hours of troubled slumbers, I seemed to hear the silvery voice saying softly, "I know thee!" AVlio can the blue domino be? And who can have stolen my watch? I ha,vo never seen either again, and I am still a bachelor.—London World. Ing my daily bread therein. It-, had tell me when and where I had previous- beeu part of the vicar's conscientious i ly met her. Was it in London V In carrying out of his particular views to. Paris? In tho country? She shook her keep me persistently at his side, in his i head negatively at each query, and re- widowed, solitary home, and not to send me to meet temptation or, as ho styled it, perdition, by allowing me to fused to vouclisafo any enlightenment, only repeating, with charming portl- nucity, "I know thee!" mix with the unregenerate and the uu- Growing more and more excited and godly, whose path lies among tiie pit- interested, I earnestly implored her to Youthful Traits of CHnructcr. A Swedish boy foil out of a window and was badly hurt, but with clenched lips he kopt back tho cry of pain. Tim king, Gustavus Adolphus, who saw him fall, prophesied that tho boy would 111:1 ko a man for an emergency. And so lie did, for he became tho famous General Bauer. A l>oy used to crush tiie flowers to get their colors and painted the white sido of his father's cottage in tho Tyrol with all sorts of pictures, which -the mountaineers gazed upon us wonderful. He was the artist Titan. An old painter watched a'little follow who amused liimself making drawings of his pot and brashes, easel and stool, and said: "That boy will beat mo one day." So ho did, for he was Michael Angelo, A German boy was reading a blood and thunder novel. Right in the midst of it he said to himself: "Now, this will never do, I get too much excited over it. I can't study so well after it. So here It goes!" and he flung the book into the river. He was Fiohte, the great Gorman philosopher. Do you know what these little sermons mean? Why, simply this, that in boyhood and girlhood you are showing the traits for.good or evil which make the man or woman good or not. Archibald Bartiett, a farm hand, and Margaret Kelly, daughter of a farmer new Bedford, Mass., started in a wagon for the parish house in Lexington, to. get married. Tlte wagpn was struck by a train at ft crossing near South Bedford, and Bartiett was so badly hurt that lie died, whjle Miss K^Uy was to her- fath,etfg house fjfld, and unhallowed dl- teoll mo ut least who she was. No. Well, would sho lift her mask but for one instant and let me see her face? aiybor Helen had passed her uncomplt- j I waxed uloqttotlt, I told llei' I knew she falls of frivolity versions. : Not very long after iny pretty" lletgli- "I ain't got none yere," she said; "mbio's all out in de del'. Dese yero two is my gran'oh'tHou; do oders I'm takin' car l *"of for some odor ladles." There was a fine barber-shop and "washroom" on the packet, and tiie barber and I ofteu conversed, jwith; a razor between us. Ho asked me onco how I liked my hair trimmed, and I said I always left that to the barber. "Bat's c'reat," said he; "you kin leave it) to me Pafely, and you kin. bet I'm more, than apt to do it in de mos' fash- lonablost manner." Then ho turned, and culled to his assistant, a coal-black boy who AVUS working his Avny to New Orleans. "Hey, dero! you (nigger! Git mo n hligli stool outen de pantry. Horor .you 'spoct I's gwlnc cut de gemmon's ha'r ef I doan' had no stool?" ' T mentioned the, fact, that tho roustabouts Avero working veiy hard. "Dat dey is," said the barber. "We call 'em 'roosters' on de ribber, but roiw'nbout is more corrcc'. Dey wuk hard night and day, an' dey git mo' kicks dan dollars. Ef I got rejuced SO'B I had to do manual labor, I'd go to stealin' 'fo' I'd bo a rooster. Certain, sii' I would, .cause dey couldn't wuk a man no harder hi do pcnltentshuary of he got caught dan dey do on dese boats." RbUSTABOUTS ON THE MISSIS • SIPPI. Life >'» It IH round on till! Lower Jllv«r. The roustabouts looked all of one hue from their shoos to the tops of their heads.. Their coffee-colored nocks and. faces matched their roddish-broAVii c'loithes, that had Been grimed with the dust of everything known to man; AvhJch dust also covered their shoes mid bare foot, and made both appear tho some. When a, huddle Avont off tho boat empty-luuidtd they looked liko so many big rats, says Julian Italr/h in Harper's Magazine. They loaded the Providence's lower deck Inside and out; they loaded her upper deck Avhere the chairs for the passengers had seemed to bo supremo; and they loaded the roof over that deck and the side spaces until her sides were smile IOAV down near the river's surface, and she bristled a,t every point with boxes; bales, agricultural implements, brooms, carriages, bags, and, as the captain remarked, "Heaven only knoAVS Avhat she ' auc i fainting. To bo sm-e. her trials are 'ain't got. aboard her." The mates j many and great. Sho faints or swoons roared, the negroes talked all tiie time, I when her lover proposes; sho faints or sung to rest their mouths, tiie boat j when her mother refuses her consent; kept settling in the water, and the ; she faints when tho captain .goes to tiie mountains of freight s\A r ellotl at every -\vnrs; she faints when sho A'islts him, in point. It was Avell said that twenty the sponglng-house. NOAV, in all tho ordinary freight trains on <a railroad j novels of tiie last century, and in a Avould not cany as much freight as great many noA'els of this, the women was stoAved aboard of her, and I did KO ol'C hi a. faint at eveay moment of WOMEN NO LONGER FAINT. ,Tlint. IH, Xot to tho Kxtnnt. to which They Did It. In th« ICIghtnmith Century. A Avritcr in the NOAV York Critic calls attention to the Avay in which Fielding's 'Amelia" surpasses fill other heroines of fiction in her power of SAVOonlng at the smallest—as Avell as the largest- provocation. She is always swooning not doubt the man Avho remarked to me ithat when such a boat, so laden, discharged her cargo loosely at one place, it often made a pile bigger than the boat itself. emotion and surprise. AVe see Mrs. Bardoll fainting in Mrs. Pickwick's amis, for instance. Of course iU Avas at one time supposed to be the correct thing to SUOAV signs of faintness at every These- roustabouts are nothing like ' surprise, and this long after the time of as forward as the loAvest of their race ! Amelia. Mrs. Veneering faints oiihear- •tlmt AVO see in the North. Presumably j jng tiiat her husband lias become an they arc about Avhat the "field hands" of slavery limes Avero. They are dull- M. P. But Aviis iti always a sham? Did the sweet and tender Amelia counter- mentary ^ei-dict upon me my father dfed. A. distant relation wound up his affairs; a hundred pounds were placed in my hands, and I Avas told to go to London and "see Avhat I could do Avas beautiful; that—Uiwiitated—tlutt I remembered her now, in spite of disguised face and A'oice; that she AVOS— Helen, I AA r aited. She did not shake her head quite sio positively this time, but there." It is needless to chvell on the i enough to send a subtle wave of tho time thus spent; suffice it to say tiiat I Avorked hard and inefficiently, and that I remained as strictly uugregarious, solitary, moral and virtuous as I had ever been at the vicarage. Women still heliotrope perfume around me. "Helen Ardine?" 1 added, mentioning my Avliilom pretty neighbor's name, Avho had boon married sume time. She eluded the direct anSAver, but looked upon me Avlth intense disfavor, coming closer to me sho slipped her arm and I upon them AArtth continued awe— I Avithin mine confidently and whispered: at least in the flesh—for I must confess tiiat at times, in my dreams, I conceived that It might be pleasant, to hear "If I know you and you knoAV me, Avhy Avaste our time in senseless questionings and reminiscences? We ore a soft A'oice call me "Harry" and a hero to enjoy ourselves; let us begin to do so—and that! for the past." Sho snapped her fingws AviUi a sharp noise as of castanets, Avhich could neA'ur luiA'o been achieved by an English Avonuin, and before I had time to realize that sho Avas not Helen after all sho in my ears T should not knoAV IIOAV to i had led me tvway. Arm in arm AVI; Avhite hand linger in my palm. But when I awoke in the morning it was to a returning consciousness tiiat I was a gowk, and that if by some wild accident the feminine hand Avas resting in my grasp or the feminine voice sounding ansAver tiie one or clasp the other. Then suddenly, unexpectedly, I found myself rich—not moderately or comfortably rich, but Avoalthy beyond my most; fatuous conception of tiie term. Avalked together in the crowded opera house, or sot side' by side in secluded corners. I was no longer shocked or disgusted by tiie strange, grotesque or A'ulgar sights around mo; tho blue dom- An unsuspected inheritanco had fallen , ill ° seemed to throw a glamor over thorn, to my lot; there were no difficulties i raised against my title; everything was close to my heart tho rounded arm that rested on mine. Once, in the heavy sluuloAV-of adrap- eyed, shambling men, dressed like per-; felt theso swoons? Did other ladles be- ambula^ng rag-bags; with rags at tho 'uevc like the tender Amelia? sleeves, up and doro-ii the trousers, at, My theory, says Walter Besant in the the hems of rtheir coa.ts, and.the rims st. Louis Post-Dispatch, based upon a of their caps and hats. A man who largo study of eighteenth century noy. makes six changes of his working at-' els and letters and Woijwphios, IB that;- tlre every .VeiU' by contract Avitli a tailor ' dOAVn id quite recent tunes, men and' Avould bo sui prised at IIOAV long those ! women alike were much more ungov- mon keep tliolr clothes. Some Avoar ' criied than they are now. We find cec-. coats and A r este and no shirts; some • tain evidence tiiat all the emotion^— »vcar overcoats and shirts and no vests; love, ra«e, jealousy, despair, hatred, re- .«omo havo only shirts and trousers; | venge—Avore manifested 100 years ago' shirts that haA'o lost their buttons, per-, far more violently than Ave can at pres-, and flare Avtdo open to the Irons-' ent understand. I do not believe that crs band, shoeing a black trunk like •' Ami'lla shammed, and I do believe tiiat oiled oboaiy. They earn a dollar a day, | all Indies behaved in her time in muchi ^ but. have not. learned to save it. They ! tiie same Avajy. Why then, if I amV very dissipated, and are given to right, are AVC so much more self-re- canying knives, which tiie mates take ' strained than AVO were. Why do we away from the most unruly ones. The boar tiio blows and accept Uie favors scare on many of rtheir bodies shOAV to ' of fortune AA'ith so much more stoicism? Avhat use these knives arc too often ] There are many reasons. First of all, put "Who's dat talking 'bout cutting AVO feel things less; Fortune's froAvns out some one's heart?" I heard one!do 110 t iu a general Avay mean such say as ho slouched along in the roust-1 dreadful things as they did; there is a about line. "Ef dar's goin' to bo any 1 ' much thicker shield betAveen us and the cnttin' I wont to do some." Though : depths; there is no debtor's prison, for they chant at their Avork, I seldom saAV instance; there Is a vast amount of them laugh or heard them sing a song, ' accumulated wealth; a family in Us 01; knoAV one of them to dance during third generation of success is guarded the A'oyago. Tho work is hard, and by these accumulations and by ties of they are kept at it, urged constantly blood against all lands of surprises; a by tho mates on shore and abornd, as very groat number of families never tho Southern folks say that nogroos dread poverty at all. Tills makes a, and inulo-s nlwnys need to bo. But, Din great difference. Tho annals of the last roustabouts' faults are excessively hu- century are full of tiie most frightful man, after all, and tho consequence mid tho most sudden reverses, of a sturdy belief that they need sharp-1 Again, people have far less power or treatment than tho rest of us loads than they had. Men used tp kick their to their being urged to do more work valets, ladies used to beat \ >'M- maids, . than a. Avhito man. There were nights When you could do that, there was uuuu, in iiiu lu.uvv siuiuuw -ui. a-unii'- <»'•»«.• ... >,.**>*. ,...»,., ....v,.,. ,,,,.,. ...^..... ,,..~— ..-- — - , od balcony, I lifted her pretty lingers f>" tho Piwldonpo Avhon tho landings some sense hi falling into a rage loyai. Upa. I told her that she was ills plain, simple anil oorrecti, so that Avlthln throo months of the clay AA'heu I received the first intimation of my good fortune that 1 for what AVIIS practically to me an uu II nil tor) iimniint nml tiiko nnKSrastnil nf f°r s he IIOA'OI 1 Ufted tilO loilp O11CO. an ^*", •"••• • •• ••• .,..........-, ,,„.... ,,. ., 4V,,.r, limited amount, and take pa*u*ion of ^^ j ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ .L ^ ^ ^ ^ -^ ^ , )tu . lmrlo mstinct to ]oaf) flwljr( wero Inuoh nKm > omotionnUhan a lifelong experience. Whore AVOS my IIAVC of Avomau IIOAV? I Avas Ufted out ran close totrethoa-, and the noor But IIOAV one can not' enjoy that luxury. bv tiie lawveis iractingly lovely, altiiough the jealous ! wrotehps got. little or no sleep. They A«ain, AV» now drink much less Avine MW on mv bankew ""»* < ml y "'""wed an occasional flash of "tote" all tho frrfsht and back and boor and strong waters than we-aid. UIAN on mi uumu.n, ^^^^ tee ^ to si ^ o througu th(j lncW( . to lnml np) , n QU tlloi] . hoilrt[} m , 8lmillrt . ]jmlios wllon they took those tilings, as In era, and It, is crnshlnu Avork. AVhen- : they used to take taicm, regularly ana a big house in. Mayfalr and an equally imposing mansion in Worcestershire, Avith a sultableestablishmcnt ready to receive me in each as master. I visited of myself by her gracious presence. both residences, found thorn almost as ! Surely she must be some foreign giundo myself dame, some iu1stocra.tlc beauty, seok- hour'of freedom from a loveless thraldom and etiquette. I would awe a woman, ever uno IMU ntunimu uistun.i. iw lujii, irctu ( v, »>v:iv*. ••• — or to moA'o by threes at ono man's in theso days Avhen they take nothing >vork, would' prompt them, ono of tho ' And AVO take, more exorcise, and we mates AVIIS sure to spy tho weakness luvvo made tho exhibition of emotion ridiculous—men used to weep copiously ojnd roar at the culpritp. ed houses as I had been iu the country or iu tiie city ofllce. Puzzled and disturbed, I resolved to The mates shOAved no norttml unkindness boat. , and loudly on occasions when they while T ATOS on that Avould IIOAV be ashamod so much as to But thov ail-on all the. boats-' Biuitlio; AVO no longer fight-less than become her knight, and like a chlval- havo fearsome voices, such as wo credit 100 years ago men were ahvujs quar- rous gentleman gratify her desire mid to pirate c-.liinfs on "!OAV, rakish, black rifling in public places, and figiiting AVIUI respect her secrets. j boats", in yollow-plntl novels.' Any one fists and chairs and-whatever else came leave England, to trat)el ; for awhile and j j n ausAyer to' my oft repeated ques-! of ithem would break up an opera handy not discouraging manner. I pressed her' closer to my side nnr murmured, "Angel!" I do not knoAV what • I should have added had she not at that endeavor to shake off In' new surround- j tlou, "ShaU Ave'mee.t again?" She troupe, Thloy rasp at tho darkles in ! nigs tiie awkwardness AA'hich I believe miswered jat last "Pprhaps" in an eulg-' their busfapes voices, Avas only hi rusticity, and the mlsau- ! •.--'-'. •.'..- . .. ... thropy that sat so queerly on a young man's temperament. I wanted the regenerating process to take' place away from the gaae of my countrymen and, f moment quickly slipped her arm from moreover, I Avas secretly anxious to put mlnei ft nd before I could ask the reason the sea between me and the overpowering attentions and imitations showered upon me through the medium of countless notes sent, by people whose names I had never known or utterly forgotten, and who one and all assured me that they "remembered my dear father with intense affection and Avould consider it a personal favor to see. ine, his son, at tlielr table, their clubs, their country bionses, and wake him feel as one of their family." staJrtetl for ft JBui-opeap tour. of that SAA'ift movement sho.AA'as engulfed hi a noisy malee of debardeurs and i river, clodoches hurrying to the last gaUop of the night. I sought the blue satin domingo waving feather fan through the building—in the boxes, the passages—retracing my steps J.J, times in my fruitless quest, ly asked the bystan4$ seem the „ ... , To all those tilings add tho extended a "ran up use of Unit salutary herb, tobacco—with tho "pi link", niggor; now. then, nigger, perhaps—I do not knoAV-somo soften- eni AVoarV'-and then thw turn nnd ing of .maimei-s, some improvement W •o?< o the passengers in their Sunday the niinor morals, and AVO may uncier- voices, as gently as any stand a little how and why AVO have i learned to control our tempers and to an up-river pilot of rofrain-the men from rages mid. tiie who AVIIS studying the lower women from fainting, fold me that ho jvmpmhp-ml inon can talk ''' it Avas tho custom for the mates to. .Jity lassy «P«TOPS on.,thp head WUet of wood, "and knopk tliem ( . .The other negroes vVR,e4 to itiu'^ Bunjinbjv as Michftel J. Buck, of Baltimore, recently recovered, st. 1%e Memphjii

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