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THE RED QLOUD CHIEF.
A. C. H3SUER, fWJs.tr.
IGjpyrlght Second. AtX Rights JUtcrccd.
Jriveaf roi Sea to Sea;
PcBrjsirr.r) bt Pcrvibsioic or J. E. Dowsrzr
& Co.. Publishers, Chicago.
"This is Mr. Ileninrngway, stran
nrer3; a member of my family.' said
-Mr. Parsons, introducing Erastus.
" "Oh- do you do, Mr. 'Emniingway."
asaid Mr. Jobbers extending a red and
rather Meshy hand;peaking deliberate
ly ami with a slight accent upon the
i see you
first and hint word of etch
ov do you do? lli 'one Hi
Erustu- assured liim he was in good
health, and expressed the hope that
their gt:e-t were not too greatly wor
ried with the jaunt over the hills."
With Mr. Aiinelsey he shook hands
-eor.Ji:tllya- lie had done with Eiiaign
-when meeting him at the well.
Jn a few moments Mr. Parsons, who
had left the room -after introducing
Erafetus, returned and invited the party
-out to j-upper.
'This is my wife, and these are my
-daughters.' fie said as the gentlemen
-entered the room where the table was
'Ow do you 'flo. ladies? Hi ope
Hi .-ee you welL" And Mr. Jobbers,
who appeared to have one formal
phrase for the expre-slon of his pleas
ure at meeting strangers, bowed low in
recognition of the introduction.
The younger meu bowed also. En
sign once, with a respectful glance
about th circle, Annelsey to each of tiie
ladies in turn and with a slightly a'lect
ed air and his right hand upon hi- heart.
He was a little surprised, evidently, as
"was al-o Mr. Jobbers, at the degree ot
mxi ami general air of refinement that
-characterized' the young ladies, ami de
sired to make a good impression.
Mil say. von 'ave a huncommonlv
- !&- i m.' ii-o w k bj'aT v r t rm
. - .
- u, 4a'w k-tiiT nujii rai V. aab nil;
Hit is wonderful 'ow vou
JIamcricans do thin:
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four weeks, while me and
Ihe grouud for it until the
up and a roff on. Wc tee
hard time- for the first few
tis vou say. we he v made a
good bit of
Improvement since then."
"Hi idiouid say so. And you 'ave
done it hall yourselves, without cap
itaL'J "Yes. -without any capital 'ceptin' a
pair of hns-u- and a wagon, that brung
another and the g-rls across the plains."
".Hi declare, h f that don't beat hany
Xhing le seeti vet. Hi don't see 'ow
you con d get ahead without capital to
"We had the laud to commence with.
;ind we had good health ginerly; an'
we had willm hearts. replied the
host; "an7 1 ami! tin1
Ihe opinion that that
apital a man an a
is about all the ca
woman needs to start on. e ve
opened two places afore this, besides
sTtddin' to the one we begun on, and
"have been driv' off of 'em all: an' J
don't see what anybody needs more i
than an ekil chnncc with everybody j
else. I'm sure that's all the men that
"work for a lixin" are a-dcin'."
"Hi say. Put there is many a man
5n Hingland that would be glad of the I
liopportuuitv to make im a om' like I
this. in know several good, nomst
farmers that could raise nitney enough
Hi know several good, honest
to mak the trip, and win n I go back 1
sdiall hadvise 'em to come to Hamcrica,
md to Californix"
During the m al the conversation was
Srincipally between Mr. dobb -rs and
Ir. Parsons, with an occasional word
irom Mrs. Parsons and Erastus.
Ensign mad- no effort to take part in
it, but devoted hi attention strictly to
Ihe business of satisfying his appet te,
unless an occasional glance at the
roung ladies may be considered an in
terruption. Annelsey made several attempts to
tmter the conversation, addressing his
remarks principally in the direction of
Lucy, who st opposite to him. but, al
though too sensible to be really bashful
in the presence of strangers, she was
not sufficiently so'.f-coatident to engage
in a lengthy "conversation in the pres
ence of so many gentlemen whom she
had never before met, and so caused
Annelsev to fail in his efforts to be
especially entertaining. But after sup
per was over and the girls had removed
the disbes and in company with their
mother joined the gentlemen in the sitting-room,
they found it muck more
easy to talk together.
Mr. Jobbens had communicated the
fact of his baring an interest in the
Hydraulic Mining Company to their
father, who wa listening very earnest
ly and attentively to what he was say
ing regarding the aiae of their claim,
the length of the flume and the power
Which they expected to obtain from so
great a fall This gave the young peo
ple an opportunity of chatting among
themselves in a "less formal manner
than they could hare done with their
ciders taking part in the conversation.
Annelsey. having just arrived on the
roast, was" full of the incidents of the
journey, which he had made by rail;
ind his references thereto naturally
called up, nn the part of the others, re
membrances of their own far more te
dious journey, and soon they felt quite
at ease in each other's company.
Then, too. Annelsey had spent a week
in San Francisco, and "hearing that the
rirls were but just returned from there,
found fresh food for conversation in the
objects of interest in that city. At first
the custom to which he had "been bred,
of looking upon a workman as an in
ferior had shown itself in his treatment
of Ensign, who was but an employe of
the company in which his father was a
large stockholder, but the perfect
equality with which he was received by
the family of intelligent people beneath
whose roof they were, together with the
...e .wuwu,-. i., muul ...ui ifor Anues-v. he was able to care for temptation as hard to lie risted bv ",rw . e" . t n?, .V' J iD l"e
people hare pond of your country, sir. h5d OWn animal, and he could do it or those voung men as are the berries to 1'ou where she boarded for over seveu
Ou long may lhask, since you leaVe :t undone as he choe. Accord- boys who gaze at them through a crack ' 3" tl"; fain 'X knew little of her hi-
Jiopened this place, sir? ingly the New Yorker had given such in the incisure within which they grow tor Sh was very reticent and kept
"It s eight ..years last fall since we care to fh(J :tllmal whk.h ,ierojeM and rioen in the sun. most of the time by herself,
first camped on this spot, returned . fct.rm to sm00th his co, , anl hsul fed .f som,,.ime; tho temntition Sonic time ago Mks Arrell complainet!
.Air Parons. "and mighty rough camp- him froni hu Wn of oats wl,ich EraHtlw And if. some mu, tho "P10" of pains iu .he head lioth to the female
; it was. too. Mother there V the had .hown them, and then had returned UJL7uthiu clerks in the .tore and to her landlady.
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mci mat ensign evmenuy naa himseU cottage. ones: and nore eTerr -rrrll nrnmriar - zmrzzirrrr TT -al - 7 r"'.."1 7. Z. T r" ".:-..rZTr - r - - -- nm
no thought that he was a ot aocially the ' Eady in the morning the yeong peo- stranger waattemSfS n eiK!di5 JKjfSSSS '.LatC wgJS! I SSG""" "ff r- J .1?fat. ekmmPmbrJ gnod grnrnW lr injnntjsm ferftm m
qua! el any. soon ioreed the young pie started for the snaWAeot troduced freeitT nrnTwn ? S F VZ- tSSl tHZ "ff ! tSLlSZH VC2!ISriSn!ir sW M mJ rU. b wJtZkZT W
Few Yorker to troat htm as an equnT; were on horseback, for among the hills coandenco lens froaoontir Wtraved !S?k2f - - - -1-- ??JW? ESfiT? fa ,,Wttt, frfThhmV M .S th5atM Sa ZT kJl JZZ? SI AssmnT S
and when the time came for reSng! the mdim, ahost a, much athe mea, thn. might hTmmct7tlnmeS S?-- 5aJ ft 5 l . " - P mm f yt oarmj wil fco W sjsmM i hoohnya. M
ahe7ewgfdo.withasmgmoaep- were acenstomoi to tho saddle. In the do noTkaow tholhonrfai not .WetW l?1.5 eeill 12 -?. ? & l ?. "rf"??- 1WTin'Tl ' oil
natoreaing. this mono of conveyance, won phacod hiost whatever osmsky of hoWer rood- 5 - - " T-Tr TT! 2L!?iI!'i,V: 75 Hmsmij J2JJ5 -. '.'fATi'laft J!r ill "5 J '-! TiTm isiii nu " - -
That cine exception was Eraetaa. the enkea ami reossed I owk. wkhhroad noes thoaa w-JLTtairJf M?y JJlftP F: immmkmk the oommmm- "! f ft - ?T y? J"IS ':.JH
He hod noticed that AnoeWey ap- and hotter sod Mu which won to fur- thorn with. ??EJ?T ?? iL1" ? f m " CTrmZ .VammJlil. "Jl'LL i rtJSSL S?L g noi
nan i ui nsnuriillT anTisns tT - niah the rooaoL Tt mm j n oml Imi isoml te lns oy nn mm, whom tho ceornry hna motonaod k Weroot- esJnnr Cmsaf inosr nmny wammsr na no mmmmi nsmm mmo r m
nV eTononosnnjs onomp sjtonoBVHnossnnnson; 4n oVssVnovnW oomK onnm onovVSomomo flnma onmnvnmmmnVsm1 nmnVnmmmnV, onmm"nsn nspmnmnm o oossooobsosobv r- nmnoi
s B o o - onj nrssnmno .? - r sp nmmm
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a .a t -. - ? aa.avmaaa mHBHH kwh h avu k. w Hr b aa hh ib aiir taL a b aiakEa ia . aa r w a m arK a b.l i a ra u a: .ar bb mm r-frr-rw w .-mj
impreion upon Lucy; and. without
stopping to ask himself the reason for
it. was vet conscious that the evening
had been spoiled thereby.
"Uotri morning, lad es
Hi 'one I sec
vow well this morning. '
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one a Jiappetite lor sleeji. And I'm
sure no one ever nd better hon.wrtu-
. . . -
n.ties for en'oring it than your o-,p.tai-itv
furnish-d us."' he added, gallaatlr.
S-fing that breakfast
was not vet
lie posted out onto the porch,
' mill ttliliavinfr . mnrrtit rtfiAnf ..-.. Cw
the bu-h that climbed over and shaded
n was -Mr. Jobber wjio had arisen t ey Marled together. lacse were
and descended to t ie dining-room on jomed on the way by others, making a
the morning following the incidents ju,-t gay and jolly cat alea.de that waked the
related. echoes in th foot-hilto with their merry
"Quite welL thank you,' replied Mrs. ' laughter and started the quails from
Parsons. "1 hop? you had a good , their hiding places in the wild oats,
night's rest" j Some of the more venturesome ran
"Hi Hfvvr slept better in my life. 'races acros the bits of level ground be
Kiding 'or-eback hover the 'ills gives ' tween the h"ILs. Sow and then a cotiole
the whole side of the house, buned his by the boy with the bow and arrows.
no?e several time; in its jnjrfumed ' 'in the main, however, they held their
le-ives, and then carelessly throwing it ranks well enough to be able to ex
down as he might have done the rind of change merry jokes and witty repartee.
Irom winch he had su-ked
the juice, sauntered iJowly off the porch,
ar pn'tjnr his thumbs in the arm -
i jI0jeS 0f j,js Te8t intlaaed his lungs with
holes of his vest, intlaaed his lungs with
the pure, ool air of the morning
, meanwhile looting out across the little
valley with an air of entire satisfaction by some untoward circumstance.
withhims.-lf and the world. ' n all this merriment Jennie and Lucv
"Good morning, Mr. Jobbers." said Pardon- took full part and share. Us
Mr. Parsons. comng around the house nallv .Tinni w.i more Mds.te and nuiet
, huui uik luai. iwiii in a auuuiv Ui
-,.-.. i... .w. ..'i.i.:..i :.. .. i.. .r
i taliiorni.i air, I see. Itcckon vou don t
Kt Vn Cltoll fttlt.. (! in T.rw!i V
, ..M 7M l ,.W UftA 4U UMUUU
'Ope I ee you well. sir. No. Mir.
the hatmosphere in London Is 'orridlv
bea-tly at times, but most of u man
age to take a run into the country for a
change and a little hoot:ug once or
twice a year; that is. them that can haf
ford it Hof course the laboring folcs
can't hafford it. and what I wonder is
that they don't hall leave Hinglaudand
come to Ilamerica where they could
get pun- ha.r and 'omes for their fam
ilies. This is a great country for folks
1 that 'as to labor, sir; great country."
, At this point of their conversation
they were joined by all three of the
oiingmen, who had rien before Mr.
i JobbiT and gone out to look at the ani-
nuiU and prepare them for the da-s
i jowrn-y. Annel.-ey had at lirat ordered
Ensign to rub down the horses for the
party, but ad been told in reply that
lie must take care of his own animal it
he expected it done. He was the em-
e a mincomnionir I pl)Veof the com pany and on the com
arked the English- ' :..t. iin:..aV .,,i , ,ilt, k,i,.
m'aaa&j" " a u ija m a a a- a am v a uu
ervantof those whom he guided to the
( mine . Ensign had told him. He would
i wtti ilrwvt Ir I klilk..f.Tia lin .1 i
, n. (...nrti'v lo a.11 older Turin, hut sta
he had remained for a
moment in the sitting-room and then
gone out to the vineyard, returning as
ne saw the others coming toward the
house us if in anticipation of breakfast.
Each of the young men respectfully
bid the elder ones good morning, to
which John Parsons replied with a
" Good morning. bovs, good morning.
Mr. Jobbers 'oped he saw them
Being summoned to breakfast, they
entered the house and gathered about
Ensign and Annelsev, both of whom
were feeling a little out of humor over
j the:r rceent tHt u
hor had the;r
ibout tho care of the
go id nature fully re
stored in the presence of the young
ladies, who greeteil them with smiles
and pleasant "good mornings.
Had there been no ladies present it is
possible that the ni al of which they
were partaking might have had the
same effect. The most delieious coffee,
fresh laid eggs with ham; the lightest
of bread: the niealiest of potatoes, and
such fruit as California alone can pro
duce, went to m.tke up a repast which
onlv ro ,iretI the cl(.'ir b
.i,i;,.,' ........i..,:. t
bracing air ot
aaaa, ViUUttM 9 iIVt. 1 1 i. a 1 v.
ist tit tor anv
occasion and any company.
Mr. Jobbers was protuse in his com
pliments. He had dined with the
Honorable Mr. So-and-so, and been
1re-ent at the public bamjuet of the
..ord Mayor of London, but he had
never eaten a meal "more satisfying
to the happetitc ' than the one before
him: and he ended his remarks on that
subject, as he frequently did, with the
assertion that on ids return to England
he should advise all the farmers whom
he saw to emigrate at once to Cali
fornia. Breakfast over. Ensign went imme
diately out and brought around his own
horse and that of Mr. Jobbers. An
nelsey lingered behind, anxious for a
few words with Lucy, and hoping that
Ensign wou'd bring his animal with
the others. But in this he was disap
pointed, as Ensign led out two only:
and but that Erastus not willing to ap
pear lacking in courtesy to their
guests, led out the remaining animal,
he wTfuld hare found himself behind at
Hitching the horses to the front gate
Ensign returned to the house to thank,
the family for their hospitality. Annel
sey attempted to prevent this by hasten
ing his own departure and that of Mr.
Jobbers, but Ensign had too jelear a
perception of what was due their host
to leave without a word of thanks for
hospitalities enjoyed, and left his com
panions who w -re ignorant of the di
rection to be taken to await him at
the gate while he paid his respects to
He did not offer to pay. as Mr. Job
bers and Mr. Annelsev had done, for he
knew the customs of the people and that
pay was neither expected nor desired:
bat he thanked Mr. and Mrs. Parsons
for their kindness and gave express on
to a desire to be of service to the family
in return should opportunity offer.
Then, bidding all good-bye. he re
joined his companions, and together the
three resumed their journey.
The picnic which John Parsons had
tol I the girls wn being gotten up for j
their home eommg by theyoung people
of t.ie neighborhood "was held a week
later than the events recorded in our
last chapter. The place selected for the
day's enjoyment was a beautiful grove
on" the banks of a little lake that lay
nestling in the bosom of the hills soaie
even or eight mitos from the Parson
J Among those who elected to go on
horseback were Jennie and Lucy Par
sons and Eratus Hemmintrwav.
I fly a previous undjrstanding a dozen
' of the voung people of both ibexes met
fat the Parsons cottage, from whence
J . .
w mm drop behma their companions
aid ec:i.nge a look or word of endear
ment, for it ; not v j supposed that ,
in California, more than elsewhere. !
thirtv voung people voung men ami J
r . . -t - t . . I
; 3oung women could come together, j
and tnat among them all there should :
lie none whose hearts had been touched
ow the'. sang a verse of ong in con-
- cert; now ba
, cusations of
absence of .
banteied each other with ac-
loneliness because of the
absence of some lad or maiden who
perchance had found another partner ,
lor the day, or been detained at home
.i . . ... i ., .. . i
man ner bister, nni to-uav was ine nr.-i
time for months that she had
horseback among the hills, and the
j pent-up gaiety ofher nature found out
let, and she rivaled them all
speech and reckless riding.
Arrivinfr at the rrove thev found a
platform erected for
dancing and two
musicians ready with
Very sodii others who were to be of the
partv. but who were later in starting or
had come a greater distance, begau to
J arrive, and soon a half hundred gaily
( dressed, light-hearted young people
were on the ground.
Then the violins were tuned up and
When tired of dancing they sat in the
shade of the live oaks and laughed and
chatted, or wandered away two and
i two, and spoke low, and looked love,
l ani mav be planned for a future to be
, spent in each other s society
rowed on the lake.
eight in one
light skin that had but a single pair
oars. :ind sunk so low with their weight t
that when some one among their num
ber moved, it dipped almost to the wa-
fright and half of pure jovotHne., to
issue irom 1 ins as red and nne as red
maiden, who leareu. or
ho feared, to struggle.
lest she overturn the boat, and pre
ferred being kissed to getting wet. whv.
what bu-iness is it of mine, or of yours, j
my dear sirs? There are other lips as ,
red and xipe await ng to be kissed, and i
there are oth t lakes and other boats j
with single oars, and other sunny days '
and starry nights to come. Then wbv I
should we linger over this picture of a
gold'm day th.t is past; of red lips and
ricned fruit that were not for us; that
vere gathered by others on this beauti
fu, day in spring, away off in the foot
hills of Califo.nfa?
When the sun became too fierce in
its rellection from the cairn waters of
the lake, they gathered themselves in
little knot--, all near together, and the
provis ons werebrougnt from the spring
wagons, and spread upon clean linen
cloths on the ground, aud they ate, and
drank lightly of their native wines, and
laugh-d anil called back and forth, and
twittere I just as d'd the birds that had .
taken shelter from the sun in the leaves i
above them; and were as happy and as '
free from care-
While they were thus engaged there
approached two men; strangers they at
iirsi apneaM to an. fcach carried
hshmg pole and basket. The
one was dre.-svd in a very handsome
suit, resembling those seen in pictures
of English life and supposed to be worn
only by very wealthy gentlemen when
engaged in hunting or lishing.
The other was a much older man,
dressed in the garb of a citizen of the
lo -ality, and might have been either a
miner or a farmer: and was. in fact, an
employe of the Hvdraulic M ning Com
pany, "for whom Mr. Annelsey-for the
young man in the English hunting suit
was none other than he had obtained
leave of absence that he might accom
pany himself as gu.de and game car
rier. Perhaps young Annelsey had come
simply for a day's fishing "in the lake.
Many a man had gone farther with lesj
sure promise of being rewarded for his
labor by the casting of a hook and line.
Perhaps he had learned from some cas
ually dropped sentence of Erastus, or
one of the girls, during the evening
passed in their father's cottage, that a
picnic was on the tapis and the dav
and the spot whre it was to be. Per
haps h". had learned from them onlv
the fact that one was to be held on a
fixed day, and by inquiry had ascer
tained where the 'most pleasant snot for
holding such gatherings was. and had
taken the risk and now found himself
rewarded by finding those whom he
sought. Perhaps but why assign a
reason for h.s coming.
He had leisure. He could come and go
as it pleased him. and he had pleased
to make a trip to the lake of which he
had heard, and to take with him the fishing-tackle
which he had brought from
New York. And he had found on the
banks of the lake a company of vonng
people, two or three of wh'om he had
met before; what more natural than
that he should join them, and, if made
welcome, spend the afternoon in their
He advanced toward the group of
which enr friends formed apart: greeted
the oung ladies in a gay manner and
shook hands very cordially with Eras
tus, and was made welcome and bidden
to -eat, drink and be merry, for he was
a long way from home and would re
gret it if he ever showed any backward
ness in accepting invitation to eat
while among the foot-hills and breath
ing tlie appeate-crcaUng atmosphere of
When the ranch was eaten he was in
troduced to others mad invited to take
part in the dance; for in the coutry
therek leas formality than in the citr.
an4 in naw coentrie lea. tk ; Ij
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Win. Can Tell It
ConM octant, rlrcrn. xi tiwl lakrv
nl mil the nrae that water takc-s
IIciMrath tbcetian!ed Rkr.
lie tnrol to Ink of MacVtvt bur.
With everjr drtjp of tnorninv dw;
With ccr rbrab and vrvrf tc
JMwl vvvty hlucle of srciss we
Made jwen to urit vlthul:
Were every man in every clSae
A MJTibe to ux itov jk'ii:
Wcra cocb Mctbi:aa In sjrt.
AikI very taonwat wrrjtc a jiaf
A tok a lutxt: could we fcuppoM
A th: t)i;o -jnhli- tnll
All wonid t t red ami die.
Tlie pea would ererr one eir out,
Thi book br writ within, without.
Tl.e ink be dndsed quite dry.
To wr'tc tb cure cf rum: O. then,
.nfuL would lull i eil a meu
Arvbangel c en wouid fl
And till eternity hcud end
A loti eternity thov d rtM.
Hor then bae told the title.
Utrirlian ai WvdL,
A SAO END.
The rathetle Story of IW-lla .rrell !
rll.l Mini lluinr.I by a lre of Irlak
A Life of ludutry and lruuiie Marrrtl '
by Our lUd Habit. i
A sad Temperance lecture was pre- j
sented yesterday in the death of IMia
Arrell. a oung woman who had be
come addicted to drink, and who feared
the exposure it would eientuallv lead
tn Tb- hnhit wi lw..r, -;t , I !.-
.... ,. , ,. .
MUlikii n la tt 1 1 IILJUU llir lirVLII-IIL. Mil
. . . .
i-aa 'iaa iiwk -vi-u aiiu tu HJC Ul'au
and depressed spirits, caused uy cloe
application 10 worn. rne iouud reiier,
at leat temporary, through the alco-
holic stimulant, and coutinued the ue
of it until the hab't grew upon her.
Several times she resolutely abandoned
the practice, only to return to the fatal
cup again. Nonr of her friends or
member- of her family were aware of
her weakness. Her habit-, were as reg-
tilar as clock-work, she arose early in
the morning, went to her bu.-incas
promptly, transacted her duties lor the
day. and returned to her lodgings, No.
241 East T'ventv -Fourth street, in the
evening. She led a most exemplary life,
with the exception of ihU one failing.
Hclla Arrell entered the hair-dressing
establishment of John Dougall, Xo. .lis
Sixth avenue, fourteen years ago. as an
errand-girl. She was bright, intelligent
and modest, and worked hard to ad-
vance her.elf. It was not long before
she unner?tood the bu-ine-s and was
promoted to the supennteudency oi the
place. She reached the store every
I woniing at eight o'clock and remained
: """ '-" "r -..".- -""v
d the Iav with her mother and
signs of liquor on her lodger, but as Miss
Arrell had always conducted herself
properly the landlady did not like to of
fend her by ment'oning that fact Fol
lowing that Miss Arrell several times
came home in the evening intoxicated
Airs. Scott made up hermind tn reprove
tlie young woman for her conduct, but
each morning the lodger carefully
avoided a meeting, evidently feeling
ashame 1 of the occurrences of the pre
About three months since she ceased
drinking, and Mrs. Scott, who was imt-
hnps the only one acqua'nted with the .
young woman's weakness, began to .
jiujre sue nau auanuoneu ine iiuuil al
together. There was no complaint after
that of sickness. Mi-s Arrell's health
seemed to improve, and she appeared
to be in much better spirits. But this
reform was of short duration, for she
was brought home on Monday n'ght by
two of the giri-? in the store in a condi
tion that Mrs. Scott declared to be "de
plorable." The lodger was nssMed to
her room, while t'ie girls exi la ncd to
Mrs. Scott that Miss Arrell had been
taken suddenly ill while at work, and
complained of dreadful pains in the
head, and Mr. Dougall. who had been
m iremont all day, returned at six
o'clock, and at once insisted on her re
turning home with them.
Yesterday morning when Mks Arrell
awoke she sent for Mrs. Scott and said
sne felt verv weak. She a-ked that a
messenger lie sent to a drug store for a
bottle of brandy. Mrs. S -ott
the necessary stimulant, and the lodger
partook rather generously of the liquor,
after which she went to Mr. Dougall's
About two hours later she entered a
back room nied by the employes as a
cloak-room, and. taking a revolver from
a shelf, shot herself in the abdomen.
The report of the pistol alarmed the
other girls, who ran into the room to
find the bodv of their superintendent
stretched upon the floor. Life had not
left the body, but she died in a few
minutes after her removal to the Yew
xo one was more surpnsea ax me
tragic death cf the young woman than j
the proprietor of the establishment.
The pistol she used belonged to him.
and had been purchased twenty years
ago to protect his place from burglars.
He had been robbed shortly before that
The revolver he placed on the shelf
twenty years ago. and had never
touched the weapon since. He felt
greatly aggrieved over the sad ending of
hi assistant, whose services, he said, were
indispensable to him. S. Y. Herald.
la Om T Fraaeto Mv.
"Don't sign it, Fisher. I tell you don't
put your hand to that pea."
"Be a man, Fisher, and follow the
promptings of your own conscience. In
the name of your good Creator, I say,
sign that pledge."
The abate exchange of opinions took
place last evening at the Murphy Tern-
perance meeting m toe Methodist Epis-'
copal Church on Liberty street, amid
th iMoat Tnteao eTc'trnenL. Mr. Mar-
phy had been making a most earnest
appeal to young men to join the l em- tne moral oi youth and age, destroy
perance cause. Three young men sat ing the health of Deople. demoniring
in the Tear end of the church a little . t.em. killing them bv degree, and at
under the influence ot liquor. Mr. I
Murpny personally appeaiea to taem to t
walk up to the table and sign. "I ,
haven't coo-age,- Tm too fall." shouted
one. This encouraged the
Temperance worker and he went to Ihe
trio. After much pervuaswn ooe of
them walked to the table wits
The Tonnr maaYa name, was J.
named Mike Hrannon. and accosted him
with the injunction with which this re-
port opens. Fisher at once threw down
the peu. bat still cetned chained to the
table. The choir sang, womea praved
and men exhorted and the young man ". ariah Montgomery, of California. .V
s:ool aa root,onl.5 a a statue. His ( taat Attornev-Genrral for the In-
face gac evidence ox mt-mal mental
contlict of Jie everot kind His pa$t
lifo nisi! th imlilil t.'.ii!; if tK nitun
he was o tron'lv unn.d to take
eemed to be parsing through hi mind
in ianoramc ordv
r. Again he csaved tern, under the lcadrhip of Julice Union oMir kTt; hd tW UX rrc
?n. but fallel I-our ' Firld, protested to the Attorney-General ogniUoa f aar on da of ea. Jt
to take up the pen
more times he repeated infiec'ual at-
tempts. houL ox
echoed frtim all parts
rohor . fnend Iirannon Mill prevailed mon-chool tem. i-o far a. the led
on him to wait "until to-morrow night." t eral Government ha any re'ation wi;h
lieu as willing to do thL.. Out Mr. thr chooK would be lntTjretrd by
Murphy kept h;m at tlie table. He the frienI of the public ehool a a
again laped into melancbolv thought deliance. (m the other band, it wai
and again txk tlie fen in hand, only repre-nteil that to relue th commi
to Uirou it down. " Xo. not to-night. ?iou to fontgomerv for no other
to morrow night." he
ta.d. with tear-
" My young friend FisVr. youIl
break my heart if you don't .ign to
night." aid Mr. Murphy. Tne e
cit ment among the audience was now
at it wildest pitch. Stme great con
flict was going on in the oung man'
mind, hvery one present eiewpt Brau
non wa shouMng- "Sign, sign."
Finally he dshetl a Uarfrom his eye
tooic the nen. wrote nu name on a
i pledge and took a blue ribbon
j tJiouts of praLe were deafening. Mr.
I a l .
Jiurpnv at once icncii uown wun trie
i rniiMT mqn n n 1 1 nmtti lirvitn: i At
, 31r. Mundiv request Mr.
I a . a.avv- -a
a few remarks, lie labored under
' much excitement as he
! "rr.ends. vou don't
and 1 can't
"to-night fully explain it to
you. My heart L too fulf and the time
J too unseasonable for me to talk much,
j There are many here who know me,
but I hope none 'will think unkindly ot
me. Until two years ago I was a good
' and earnest Christian minister. 1 had
' a rood Christian home in the Ea-t and
received an excellent cducntioa. In
187l 1 graduated in the Morgan Park
school of divimtv. and was called to
San Francisco in 1880. I did not go; incidentally inquiring of some Caltfor-j LgC Lamur of .Mi4tirfi. ;Wretry r
there, but I accepted a call to Hunker nian- who were applicants for oflice a ' l interior. U.-utmannitoo.-l in a Mtl
Hill Church. Boston. I reigmnl that I to the whcruibouls of one 7ch Mont-i ulnlm,,nt ,4Conf",rf-, M,al,lr
1:Storate two years ince and came to ' gomery. hrt learned in recent year of ' .uuiu II i4r)nd of .rVn. .Mine
ittsburgh. I" hae gone from bad to j the location and condition of his old ' tleiM-nl. aerri iu u.ih brawbe tfc
worwa I have lo,t everything and m sehool-fellou. j rnr u jmtrtl of c.m. 5l!ni.:rt
only a very oung man. 1 hae signed i 'Hiis apjwxntmentof a rabid enemvof Mxieo, lir!fc-wiirr-rierl in tuntderi0
' I hope vou will all pray for Mike Uran
me ,m-ue. auu ueau iu w i hi iuc
The meeting was resolved into a
"love-feast," and various members re
lated brietly their e.x:erience. Among
others wa William White. He stated
how he had almost cut a policeman to
pieces, and escaped irom the "pen.
ANo. how he had ncar.v killed
;o. now he had ncar.v KUJeil a
"'Squire" near Wash'ngton. I). C, for
which he received cruel imprisonment.
.Mr. Muruhv made some short and
effective addresses, and Mrs. Duffy sang '
some pathetic solos. Mike Brannon ,
and Fisher met after the meeting, but
tlie latter refused to go with tiis com-
panion and accepted the invitation of ,
some Temperance friends. Ihtnng the
I even'ng Mr. Murphy stated that some
friends had secured two little rooms for
U'kim .-iw. ,.-;.k i,;. -;f.. nn.i ..;t..
., llk. II I1U 11IIII UO 14V. hum iauiui, i
1 , a a... t j - I
again nau a home. tiiisourgn com
rrlnrlpl Grnrral Wuh
m Coneltttluu ORlrrr.
In these days no well-bred
shows surprise when anv one
wine. It is onlv tlie vulgar and
lined who significantly lift their eye
brows or make sneering remirks be
cause a comrade shows his temperance
principles. Perhaps th'is bas alway
been true. At an)' rate, the following,
clipped from the Little Christian, show
that Washington was as gentlemanly ai
he wa- greatC
Toward the close of the Revolution
ary War an olliccr in the army had oc
casion to transact some business with
General Washinnon. and repaired to
' Philadelphia for that purpo3?. Before
leaving he received an invitation todine
or.fi, t.o n.n..r-.l n,i .r..,ti.r f..r,
himself in company with manr ditin-
gui.shcd guests, among whom he pre
served a modest demeanor, taking but
little part in the conversation. Before
, the close of the dinner tieneral Wash
i inirton. calKng him bv nanif. rcouetci
him to drink a glas of wine with him.
' Will vou have the goodness to ex
cuse me. General?'' replied the officer.
" I have made it a rule never to drink
All eyes were instantly upon the
young officer, with surprise and indig
nation mayhrp a few with approval.
That a person should be so unsocial and
so mean as to never drink wine wa too
bad: but that he should abstain from it
on an occasion like that, and when
offered to him by Washington himself.
Washington at once saw the feeling
of his guest, and promptly addressed
them: "Gentlemen." said he. "our
friend Is right; I do not wish any of my
guests to partake of anv thing again!
their incl nations; and 1 certa'nly do
not wih them to violate any established
rrinciple in social intercourse with me.
honor my friend for his frankne, for
his consistency in thus adhering to an
established rnle which could never do
anv of us harm if we adopted it."
Cirittian at Work.
Evejct rear the Temperance reform
grows older, not merely by "the accre
tions of time." hut by the discoveries of
time. It appears thjat fully a ceaturv
ago the following resolution was of
fered in the old Continental Congress:
"Hcvolred. Tbat R be recomtuenii to the
ererat LnrtaUlore of tfce L'aJted States ita
xac4itelr te rm law the menu effeatsal to
cS aa iiswdiale top to t&e pt-rnicxras wac-
ttce of dtiUiac trvm wfakfc tbe tot extea
I mtc eriia are likely to ue derived, oalna
j qafealy pieveateC
An ex-saloon-kecrer once said to u
the meanest duj-
ness a white roan ever engaged in."
That was a sweeping statement, bat.
uuoa retlcctkiB- we are afraid tn Arnr I
it. what a meaner than corrupt lag I
the same time pauperizing aa J digrae-
g laaocent women ana cniidren. ll
there is anything meaner than this, the
wor.si aas no
record erf it. The ex-
The Sen Francisco Pmcifh controverts
i ine srevaiiinsf isfea must a eBrai
i - - -
waes prevents iiUmiwisaea mew w season are use asnmarn emces bmh w ikmrw; m wwww m
"Oer mweseson in that ta f heiBed Itisnonostionwhkh may aa a KspnUSeon is a good onmw If f J-
i rm "' of "
,' ,rt,, " d- ci.tai.
The I roddeat ku appointed ach-
I tenor i:pArtment. and he ha done l.
with full knowledge of Montgomery
bitter opposition to the public wrhouK
Hie friend of the public choo! vs-
to the lreJdrat that to p;oInt
encouragement j Montgomery. narticuUriy to the dc
of the building. ' partment Which alone tonchc thr conv-
t reason than that fce U an actvocate of
educa'ion under the .nrfuence of the
t atholic Chureh might iniie the an-
tftgontm of another clas. and that
thi- other cla t one in which ta found
a large ercentage of the lemocratlc
It n Mr Justice Field who with
drew from the.Congreional Library
tlie only patnphlet wntt n by Mont
gomery upon the mtIiooI question which
the library ixvrs.ed. and these pamph-
let, cn.reru.ly marked and accotnpant
j by verbal explanation. verw presented
..! a raa . .
10 me ircident. l he I'reoiUent exam-
- -- . wmu v, tuV t VMV. Vt V'VSVV
luvvi ii.v.... auu me mirrcucc, oi rounc,
I from the delivery of the cotum Jon to
. Montgomerv is 'that the President i
i mv! fltni nil th mffMnf nl rvrxii.
more afraid tootlend the Cathollcthaa
the Protc-tanu. and I indlflerent
J whether th public-chool iytem ui
broken Ul bv 1 anal in Sue nee or uol-
The Attorney-General and Mr Mont-
gomery were C atholic nehooltnales in
Kentuckv.Mr.Garland at that time beinr
of age anl Mr. Montrom-
- .. - -.
ery nineteen. Ilie latter i now fifty- thrcx-l'nlon veteran, and It frm r'
nine. In that long interval it L aaid ' Intr-reung read u. It i wr "tn
that the two cla.vmate have wldom J heavy" and the "balanc of jwiwe-r" la
heard of each other, and that it wa . bv no mean evenly ditrtbuted. It U
onlv inee March 4 that Mr. Garland. fnlloie.
'" y""" ."" . i" "'
to the American element ot the lcmo-
cratie pam.and epeclall to the mm?-
wump faction. Their chief organ, the
New York 'Junes, thus comment upon
M IXTOOM Kin's IiLUXHEIt.
"Mr. Zachanah Montgomery, who
h:n jut been made Assistant Attorney-
General fr the Interior Department,
t bas gained hi unfavorable opinions
! about the common-school yim, not
uirougn me tiorvers tv. but by the nat
ural shallowness and imbecility, of his
" The proces by which Mr. Mont
gomery reaches hU witleM conclusion
is extremely simple. He take a !at
a encil. aud the census tables. He
discovers that there are more common
school and fewer illiterate in the New
England States in projKirtion to the
population than in the Southern State.
He c pbers on. aud presently Hnd that
according to the ccni.ii return of UsCO
"the New England State had, with
their'-'.iOO.OOJof people, 459 crimi
nals in prisons, whdc the Southern
States had. with .i.OW.OOO of white.
comparatively unlettered, onlv 477 In
prison, or. in other word, ths New
England svstem had one natire-born
I wnite criminal to everv i.uuo peron.
I while the Southern Stat- had but one
j to every fi,50). or six time as manv. in
proHirtion to the population, in New
England as in the South.
Ascertaining that the census of liO
confirm this startling proof of the
criminality of the highly-educated New
Englander. Mr. Montgomery poit
t the aflirmation that tlie common-ehool
system 'U making too large a cla of
criminal and law-breaker among the
rising generation.' and that it ought to
hebr.fcenup. The tolerably well-known
fatct,tn:l1 P ln Nt'w England they have
" oi caiciung xncir criminal and
PHig them in prions when they can
I be M?cn and counted ay the ccnu
going Sotith they hang or shoot off-hand
a good many of "the wort offender and
W a very much larger number of the
common sort of malefactor escape pun
ishment altogether, would donbtle
have suggested it-elf to a more open
and active mind than that of the new
Aitant Attorney-General for the In
terior Department a a condition mate
rially moJifying thi calculation in
fact, upettin"g it utterly. A litUe com
mon schooling would be an excellent
thing for Mr. Montgomery." CXleago
CAN'T BELIEVE THEM.
Aeqaalataae with HH OwMHa
Xot nwtter Mr. Ctetaa
The President is gradually becoming
acquainted with the members of his
party, and according to report he U
not especially well pleaed with some
of his new acquaintances. !h says they
deceive him. When a Colorado eem
raittee called on him the other day they
found kin iadignant. He reminded
them that he h4 appointed two men to
omce on their noinm nsmtien, that
one of them proved totally unfit for the
office and the other had served a term in
the penitentiary, and he very proper! v
domed by asking hnw heonaid be ex
pected to believe CWornde Ilemecrau
It must he coafewed that the Presi
dent is manifesting a disposition to ap
point decent nsen to omce. but several
times he ha been so tearfully impeded
upon by the polilx'iaa- that he has felt
compelled to rerall appointments made.
The Jatet recall is that of J. L. Meade.
who was appointed pnstmaster at
HazlehnrA Copiah Coantv. 3fw. The
reader of the InUr Oct know all
about Mr. Meade, who became so no
torious a: the time of the aSMslttatioa
of Mr. Matlhew.
It seems, however.
that be wa- a new man
to fee Presi
dent. In fact, incredible as it mar
seem, wc are xked tor believe that the
whole matter of the Con.ah Ceantv
trocbl wa eatTely aew to the Frail
If shotting darSce. kn-klatlng Re-
-mty .r . T m f a. "1
pnhKcan. manipulating tie bsdlet
and coaatin? oot tarvet-hoxers are
not to be considered a good recom
mendations to this Administration for
apoouatmeat, hew m the name of Aa-
Jackson are tho
KfMM TlMt mmtU H ll
trwctmr tm Gm9rmtmmmtml AMfct?.
It Ijjm ten paJeiit. ctrr ?!ace thm
iVasocraUo partv siu?J trl
of lite (loreraswat, that m tb4
j potntmcaU to OJtJca ur a t?eea a
f decided iscUaatioa ti reeof
claim of thoMi wh fouH
; lnson la prcferraee to y otar cIjjm.
rjr thi I H the lKnKKrnt!c partV
nerer sdranerid gtd and utlicet rva
oav To be re the aaaortv of tJb
exoldffr in thai party foug&t U'ws
the rebel tla. but it wuuld eni tka':
there might be found enough gtd
10101 DetR.-:. to hll at JcaU hah tht
others whkh hate be-n Sr"
who were f.tfvtntMt in tae a It -Tip I t
iii-ilm the lUrpublks.
When the announcement wa. a!
of the appomtmcat of General Ittoek t
lc Comtntiirr of IVahn liver
wa pcaerai jititactIoa among the
people, who regardd it a aa oma
thit the Administration would coatlaut
tn ive the veteran f the LnWn army
th ijiuc recognit.oa that bad be
ifn them by the Itrpttblknn jMrtV.
Rut the e portal oa a not real tpd.
Thr' t'uion oldier hare tea aet aite.
h hde the ex rebel have ben Invite! t
the gootl thing at the dtpol of U
Govemwest they notijht to de-trtn.
Appointment have bees made of men
whoo treason wa k rank that an in
dignant jeopte roi up In pnKrt
againit them and while in use or two
instances they hac been withdrawn la
deference to uch protect, there ha
been no indication of a chang in th
tmllev apparrntlv marked out bf tin
Admtntniratton, A com
parative lH ha been made, showing
the number of apjHlntuif ut that har
been divided among the ex-rrbel al
Alandrr it Lawtirtt. of r.,rs!a MlnUlM
to Uu-u inve.lnH!m-,l,.i!MMi-nr
'nuned hri4ier a4 ywrteniTrJ
erU In rrtxl arwr
T J Jrve.f Sivth Carnttaa. MlnUtrrte
llraxlL viitla in ( nftrrtinor
Anthony M KrtSejr. ot VirjflHl. Mlnmter l
Autrta. Ip.t ruamy ot ll und itt
rriiil of Jva 1U1, t4rtr:a- rttct Ua
Kurenn IlUala. f MarjrUm) OiUf of laa
Atnltitiarnt IHlUm tt lh Tr-uir liw
rl!iicnL lleputr lniVot Marshal nt Hsvh
inou1. Va.. uiwlrr Wiiiderj the ereJl l
t.'nUm triuner U tnaUrr uf b'Srr
J I O Attn. of Trntir-f., rmiu(4HMr
of IntTiiat Affair. Iervr4 in i!m rptW armr
aud in tho lnfrdrale l"ign
Jarnr I) lortrr. of Tennttr. Ariaat
Seerflsry of Mate AdJitUnMtenrr&l tm
rtrl UenTal Chrthm taft'
tieneral Jo.-jh 1 Johnttun. of Vjrtnia,
funnslMoinT of Ki!nal. tension Owi'
mandrr In (VmfeUrraU arrrir
llenrr MuMr, Altmit Jertrr of ta
Interior, Colonel of Cofifrolraie rarJry.
Kotert II Vnco, of North CrMn. A
Utaut Cotnnt)loner of Tatenl. Itiiatler
Urunral In jetH arniy
JattiK M Monrn. of N-mth roIlra. Vm.
ul lo Mtlxurue. Nrrt-l ualr rtfl'r
8. Krnt Mrlr. Conaut to Nrkt tra
mllin wjkfolrawat. Conftl . attl tlrviart
In ah!iinon rc-utl that U u .-rou! of
hftrlnif ten a n!H.
Jtne lllaektiurn. of Kr-nturk. ap;lnt4
Cotlretorof InterBI Rjiimo. lut A(iMtMt
ronnl eaneelM frl In lb rtbt rmr,
nl rot tht ha winuol to ' t'nion tUu4
Bow rfrr j enogyh to aMin hi horao la.
Charte M jh-IUr. or Alalaiaa. Fotirta
Aullurof thn Troaaury. llrtaJtrr (l-nrd
In iho .'on'elratn mv
R. M T lluster.of VlrriRia. OAlnttr f
Ctitom of Kntitabannek IitrkL ijirnnUtf
of (..onfetterate anaO,
t'Mll aoi.niKa iiosokki wiru orrw,
W F VjUw. Wiacomiln. l'utmatrMIeteraL
Colonel of voluntr-r retrtHVat of t.'nion a
tl.er" Henrral J C lllaek. or UttaoU, 0nmlU,u.
r of Ienon, rTerl la ihe Union array
The alnivc nhow cjucluirely that
the Sotith I detined to a ruling vole
hi thr atTalr of (tovrrnment under lh
control of a Deinocratle Adm nUtralion.
The two Union oMJer. Vila and
IHact. ramt feel a little lon4jme IVr
hap after the claim of the itriga
dlers" have been atllled the Union
veteran will bo given a chance to pioU
tip the crumbs
of the fcat. Hut
lrall t CtelaM4 Ta Have rll If
Kmur1tc KeataMleaa fnlll lrfaltf.
The Administration can continue no
til December the congenial work of re
moving Republican and apoinUng
Democrat in their place without fear
of check or iuterrnptioR. Us the re
aemb!ing of Congre. howerer. a Re
publican Srsate wlil have aofcethlag ta
say about the more important appoint
meats which bare been made dar.ng th
receM, and will ia it turn construe thai
elastic pbraae, "ofenive partissahip.
which a Democratic FreideBt thinks Is
uficlent warm at for the diaiJ oi
Repohlicjn from oflicr.
H here vacaaeio have occurred tbroogk
the death, reiiraatioa or the exptTAtioo
of the term of Kepublieaa. there wd
be no disposition to antagoatM apjoot
meat iaply became the appo,ntr
are Democrat. It hi net expected of
Tres dent CeUad that he will do any
thing else than follow the example of
ha predcewors aatl ill raeaade ne
fat as thev oecnr wkh members of hie
partv. There nte a number of oo
pointmonU which the Senate will hardly
consent to confirm a a matter ot
course, not becaoae the men appissnd
are Democrat, hot becaose they aro
personally aaftor kgaily di-iaKe4
for the poskiona to whleh they novo
Ii is however, on the eoeatien of ap
pofntmeau toomcrs already SIJo4 Vj
competent men whose Wmss hat net
expired that the main Ueoe with tb
Pesident will be made. The fiaad
term was established by Cbogreas lor
the esprrat perpoe A giiiag a deisdin
tenure to oSoju life and protest men
in oilier from the eaorko r nrbttnty
actSon of the apooia'tiag powT. Tho
lresSentba uia the noMtion thot
removals from ee wUI he mtuf so
caea of ofensfre partossxbip. Waeto
er being a pronounced KepobiJeon a
otBoeaty ohenslve peattisanswp he
Tostify removal Is n rpseeion thot a He
pnhTican Senate hi ooit na crpetont
to determ,"ne a a Pemoerat'c PrgJi it nt.
and it h a voc eqoaTJy petont in dev
termming the resale
It i to he r msmbtrd that sh so-
oalled removals of nilorf oi'
iKarLsaa rre onhr sojoanwoa
tho low. To make a rseaoal
the 8 .-net : moot mmmr ha
na n fcspnbgcno is a ,
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