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I)EVOTED TO POLITICS, MOItAL11Y, EDUCST10Y AND TO THE G~ENERAL INFERRESr OF TI1' COUNTItT;
By D. F. BRADLEY & 00, PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1883.. VOL XIII. NO.4 -
BICIEIOfD &A1ILLE R. R.
On and after Sept. 16th, 1883, Pais
enger Train service on the A & C. Air
Line Division will be as follows:
No. 51 No. 53
Lv Atlanta... .......2 55pm 4 20am
Ar Gainesville ...... 5 05 " 6 23 "
" Lula.........A.. 5 84 " 6 50"
" Rabu.Gap JnB.. 6 (7 " 7 34
" Toccoa.......C.. 6 47 " 8 11 "
" Seneca .....D.. 8 20 " 9 24
Greenville... E.. 10 15 " 11 10
SSpartanburg..F.. i 34 " 12 25pm
" Gstonia ..... G.. 1 49am 2 30) "
" Charlotte ....11 .1 2 5) " 3 40 "
No. 51 No. 52
Lv Charlotte........ 1 30am 1 41pm
Ar Gastonia ......... 2 25 " 2 38
" Spartanburg .... 4 30 " 4 30
" Greenville ....... 5 48 " 5 38
"Seneca........... 7 47 " 7 15
" Tocoa ...... 7"843 '
" Rabun Gap Junct. 10 00 " 9 27
Lula............. 10 33 " 10 05 "
("ainesvi'lo ...... 11 03 " 10 39
" Atlanta..........I 30pm 12 50pin
Accommodatio,. '( rain,-Air-Line Belle.
(a ilfug North.
Leave At'anta................5 00 pm
Arrive Gainesville........ .7 08 pm
Accommodation. Train,-Air-Line Belle.
Leave Gainesville.............6 35 am
Arrive Atlanta................8 40 am
Suulay Sehedule,-Air-Line Bolle.
Leave Atlanta................3 00 pm
Arrive Gainesville............7 08 pm
Sunday Schedule,-.Air-Line Belle.
Leave Gainesvilie............ 8 00 am
Arrivo Atlanta..............10 30 am
No. 18-Local Freight, Going South.
Leave Charlotte............. ( 10 am
Arrive GafTney's.............11 25 am
" Spartanburg.......... 1 30 pm
" Greenville......... 4 55 pm
" Central.............. 8 05 pm
.No. 17-Local F.'reight, (voing North.
Leave Central............... 4 50 am
Arrive Greenville............ 7 17 am
Spartanby..g..........10 48 am
Gaffney'.s............ 1 40 pm
" Charlotte ............ 7 30 pm
All freight trains on this road carry
passengers. All passenger trains run
through to Danville and Richmond
without change, connecting at Danville
with Va. Midland Railway, to all east
ern cities, and at Atlanta with all lines 1
diverging. No. 50 leaves Richmond at
12 50 pm, and 51 arrives there at 3 33 1
pm. 52 leaves Richmond 1 20 am. 53
arrives there 5 30 am. The local freights
stop at above stations 20 to 30 minutes.
Pullman Sleeping Cars Without Change.
On trains Nos 50 and 51, New York & I
Montgomery, vi Washington and Dan
vle, Raleigh and Old Fort.
On trains Nos. 52 and 53, Richmond
and Danville, and Washington andl Au
gusta, and Charh tte and Mgomery.
MirThrough tickets on sale at Char- 1
lotte, Greenville, Seneca, Spartanburg
and Gainesville to all important points
South, Southwest, North and East.
A-with N E iR R, to and from Athi
B--with N E R RI, to and from Tal- I
C--with El. Air-Line, to and from
Elberton and Bowersvllle.
D---with Blue Ridge R R, to and from1
E--with C & G R R, toar.d from
Newberry, Alston and Columbia.
F--with A and 8, and S U and C R
R, to and from Hlendersonville, Alston,
G-with Chester, Lenoir Rt R, to and
from Chester, Yorkville air,d Dallas
Hf-with N C D)ivision andl C, C and
A Rt R, to and from Greensboro, Raleigh
I. Y. SAGE, Superintendent.
T. M, IR. T ALC OTT Geni. Manager.
M. SLA UG HTER, Gen. Pass. Agent,
Fisany. -A Mexican shepherd who t<
tendsR flocks near Montemorelos avers (
that when ho returned fronm shelter, to C
which a thunder storm had driven him,
he found in the field a fish over five feet j
long,-whieh apparently had fallen from
t.he cloudai. F
I-r was at thme close of the wedding b
breakfast. One of the guests arose, and,
glass in hand, said: "I drink to the
health of the bridegroom. May he see
mnany days like this I" The intention
was good, but the bride looked up as
if something displeased her.
S PLAIN SLIDE VALVE ar
BOILERS, SAW MILLS, GRIst
GEARING, Steam and Hand
OILS, FILES, and General Mill
* Lights and other purposes rei
Automatic Engine in the mar
Repairs by Competent y
Colombi a & Geni11o Re B
COLUMImA, June 25th, 1883.
For the Informat ion of the Pulic.
No. 53 UP P.:SSENGER.
Leave Columbia (A) 11 47 am
Al:ton 12 52 pm
Newberry 2 00 pm
Ninety Six 3 26 pm
Hodges 4 35 pm
Belton 5 45 pm
Arrive Greenville at 7 15 pm
No. 52 DOWN PASSENGElI.
Leave Greenville at 10 50 am
Belton 12 15 pm
Hodges .. 1 33 pm
NinetyeSix 2 28 pm
Newbery 4 19 pm
Alston 5 25 pm
Arrive Columbia (F) 6 30 pm
No. 4 UP PASENGER.
Leave Newberry 4 48 pm
Arrive Helena 4 50 pm
NO. 1)OWN PASSENGER.
Leave Helena 12 35 pm
Arrive Newbery 12 40 pm
$partanburg, Union and Co
NO. 53 UIp 'ASSENoER.
Leave Alston 12 55 pm
Strother 1 34 pm
Shelton 2 00 pm
Fantuc 2 36 pm
Union 3 02 pm
partanh'g S. U. & C depot (B) 4 50 pm
3partanb'g R. & D. depot (E) 5 00 pm
NO. o2 1)OWN PASSENGER.
Leave S. R. & D. depot (H) 1 00 pm
S. U. & C. depot (G) 1 17 pm
Union 2 48 pm
arrive Alston 5 20 pm
LAURENS RAIL,OAD NO. 1.
[Leave Helena 4 27 pm
,rrive Laurens C I1 7 10 pm
leave Iaurens 9 50 am
Arrive Newbery 12 45 pm
N o. 3.
:eave Helena 4 50 pm
rrive Laurens 8 25 pm
.erve Laurens 8 55 am
krrive Helena 12 32 pm
A BIIIILLE BRANCH.
eave Hodges 4 45 pm
rrive Abbeville 5 45 pm
.eave Abbeville 12 30 pm
rrive Hodges 1 30 pm
ILUE RIDGE RAILROAD AND AN
.ave Belton 5 49 pm
Anderson 4 24 pm
Pendleton 7 03 pm
Seneca (C) 8 00 pm
rrive Valhalla 8 23 pm
,eave Walhalla 9 30 am
Seneca (D) 9 57 am
Pendleton 10 47 am
Anderson 11 34 am
Lrrive Belton 12 13 pm
Through coach for Hendersonville will
e run from Columbia daily.
A-with S C Railroad from Charles
on; with Wilmington, Columbia and
ugusta Railroad from Wilmington and
11 points North thereof ; with C C & A
Zailroad from Charlotte and points
B.-with Asheville and Spartanburg
tailroad for points in Western North
C- with Atlanta and Charlotte Air
.ine Railway for Atlanta and all points
outh and West.
I1-with Atlanta and Charlotte Air
ine Railway from Atlanta and beyonl.
E--with Richmond & Danville R. i.
F--with South Carolina Rtailroad for
harleston ; with W ilming ton, Colum
ia andl Augusta Rtailroadl for Wilmiinge
n and the North ; with Charlotte,
olumbia and Augusta Railroad for
harlot,te and the North.
0-with Asheville and Spartanburg
.ailroati from Hendersonivillc,
1--with Atlanta and Charlotte Div.
& D Railroad from Charlotte and
MtandlardI Time used in Washington,
.C., which is fifteenmiuefat
inn Columbia. mntsfse
J. W. FRY, Superintendent.
r. SL4AUG IITEIB, Ccen. Pass. Agt.
.LOARD)WEL L, Ass't Gen. Pass. Agt,
aRoN WORKS &
SuD1es HUGES ATOAT0
2urn tay eibeadeooi
GLEO < mr-- ij ,
The Old Scrap-Box.
Mr. Peters, a somewhat eccentric old
merchant, stuck up a notice in a window Ae
of his store that there was a "boy wanted,"
and the card remained there a great Wv
while before he got the boy he was after.
John Simmons, and Chai ey Jones, and
one or two beside, were taken for a few
(lays, but none of them stood trial. An
Mr. Peters had a peculiar way of trying
them. There was a huge, long box in
the attic full of old nails and screws, and
miscellaneous bits of rusty hardware, oi
and when a now boy came, the old gen
tleman presently found occasion to send
him up there to set the box to rights, W
and judged the quality of the boy by the
way he managed the work. All puttered
over it more or less, but soon gave it up
in disguat, and reported that there was a
nothing there worth saving.
At last Crawford Mills was hired. He j1
know none of the other boys, and so did
his errands in blissful ignorance of the F,.
"long box" until the second morning of
his stay, when in a leisure hour he was
sent to put it in order. The morning
passed, dinner-time caine, and still Craw
ford had not appeared from the attic. A
At last Mr. roters called him. "Got
through ?" -
"No, sir; there is ever so much more
to do." At
"All right; it is dinner-time now; you
may go back to it after dinner." 13
After dinner back he went; all the
short afternoon he was not heard from.
but 'ust as Mr. Peters was deciding to
call him again, he appeared.
"I've done my best, sir." he said,
"and down at the very bottom of the
box I found this." "This" was a fivt
dollar gold piece.
"That's a queer place for gold," said
Mr. Peters. "It's good you found it;
well, sir, I suppose you will be on hand Sc
to-morrow morning ?" This he said, he
putting the gold-piece in his po'cket. w
After Crawford had said good-night ad
and gone, Mr. Peters took the interm th
and went slowly up the attic stairs. pr
There was the long deep box in which til
the rubbish of twenty-five years had
gathered. Crawford had evidently been pr
to the bottom of it; he had fitted in th
pieces of shingle to make compartments, th
and in the diflerent tills he had placed of
the articles with bits of shingle laid on wl
top labelled thus : " Good screws." "l
"Pretty good nails." "Picture nails." tb
"Small keys somewhat bent." ''Picture ''
hooks." "'Pieces of iron, whose use I h<
don't know." So on through the long to
box. In perfect order it was at last, anl
very little that could really be called m
useful was to be found within it. But pm
Mr. Peters, as lie read the labels, laughed al
and said, "If we are not both mistaken. w:
I have found a boy, and he has found t ov
Sure enoi:gh, the sign disapp 'arcl fe
from the window and was seen no mor,., th
Crawford became the well-known er th
rand-boy of the firm of Peters & Co. t(
MIe had a little room neatly fitted up to
next to the attic, where he spent hi: ti<
evenings, and at the foot of the bed hung su
a motto which Mr. Peters gave him. o
"It tells your fortune for you, don't fo:- -
get it.," lie said when he handed it to m
Crawford; and the boy loughed and read wa
it curiously. "He that-is faithful in that ag
which is least, is faithful also in much.' H
All this happened years ago. Craw- m
ford Mills is an errand-boy no more, but w;
the firm is Peters, Mills & Co.,-a young g<
man and a rich man- th
Ti CZAR OF RUSSIA moves In a mys
terious way, not only in his own domin.t
ions, but also when he leaves them. It
is surprising that he reached Copenhagot
on a visit to his father-in-law, the King
of Denmark. No announcement has
been made of his leaving St. Petersburg,
and us account had been given of the
time or circumanances of his departure"
All the millions of his subjects, excepting t
a very fewv favored persons, will bEo
astonished when they hear of his being I
beyond the frontier of his empire. But di
he doubtless knows that it is safer for k<
him to travel in a mysterious way thar: "
in any other. te
Din. H. iF. HAurILTON says that rC\
least once a day girls should have their [1
halters taken oilT, the bars let down, and (o1
he turned loose like young colts. ''Cal- th
isthenics may be very genteel, andl rompl. 'N
ing very ungenteel., but One is the shad. I
ow, the other the subistance, of healthful to
SALES OOMS~. b
l poe.Tisiih smls
- 4- 0
GS, SAFTIG,9PLLEY, COG se i
IN TIE TWILIGHT. J ha<
we grow old our yesterdays a
3etm very dim and distaut; of
grope as those in darkened ways
rhro' all that is existant.
it far-off days seem bright and clear ('F
Vith suns that long have faded, ce:
id faces dead seem strargely near
ro those that life has shaded.
we grow old our tears are few hc
For friends most lately taken.
t fall as falls the summer deu sp
From roses lightly shaken,
ten some chance word of idle strain, an
rho chords of memory sweeping, as
ilocks the flood gates of our pain
For those who taught us weeping. rr
we grow old our smiles are rare ga
To those who greet us daily; Sp
r, if some tentder faces wear no
1The look thatbeaned so gayly wi
om eyes long closed, and we should smile all
In answer to their wooing,
is but the past that shines the while- M
Our power to smile renewing. th
i we grow old our dreams at night to
Are never of the morrow;
icy come with banished pleasures bright, wa
Or dark with olden sorrow; Oc
id when we wake the names we say Tii
Are not of any mortals, on
it those who in some long dead day th1
Passed thro' life's sunset portals. hih
-- _ _ ho
VVidow Lockery il
BY ANGELINE TEAL. to
I made her acquaintance at an Old o' 1
ttlers' reunion. The club, which hoi
lI its yearly meetings at Gershon, twi
,s composed of the surviving pioneers str
1839. All persons who, either as ab
ulits or children, had settled in the hin
o district covered by the organization tov
evious to or within that year were en- gal
led to enrollment. sea
A. group of men were discussing wheat fol
Dspects. They seemed to belong to ha<
at class inl whom the uncertainty of '
a farmer's hope had bred a condition in
chronic foreboding. One said the 6
ieat was too strong, and would all be ma
odged" before harvest. Another
ought the recent rains would produce lie
-ust in the stalk." A third predicted a
>t, dry time, that would cause it Lu
"fire at the root." liv
Old Seth Householder had been a re- Liu
rrkably good shot in his time. We ha,
used in our saunter to hear him teli n
out it. He was a grotesque old man,
th yellowish curling hair hanging sta
er the collar of his clean calico shirt. Sa
'I presume ther's a good many old dic
lens here," said ho, ''that minds about i
e doggery Hank Sloan kep' over on mi
e old State road. ,He kep' a little no
>ck of grocery, too, and ablout once a
etni't he'd hey a shootin'-mateh. He'd stu
up bundles of tea and terbacker and
gar, and we'd shoot fer 'em. Well
e afternoon in the begiunin' of winter
it was the thirty-first of November, if b
ind right-Hiank had a shoot. Ther'
4s just seventy-three of them pack- w
es, and when the match was out, and
ank told 'en over, all but four was "o
irked 'S. Householler.' Yas that O1
is rather fair shootin'. I tell you, r
ntlemen, it's all in the optic nerve of in
o eye. Ther's whare it lays." liw
The band began playing on the roa- he
tm, and the multitude moved toward
e music. an
'Should auld acquaintanrce he forgot
And never called to mind ?
Should auld aequaintance be forgot mj
And the days of auid latg syno ?" an
The sweet herns seemed'to speak the Al
ry words I su,
TIhere was roll-caill, answered to in mi
ices varying from the robust, mellow ce
:ies of middle age to the feebler quaver fini
the octogenarian. A brief biographi-. thb
1 obituary of a late member was read. mu
1en the orator of the (day was intro- lee
ceed. After the speech came the bas- shc
t dinner unde(lr the trees. The after- tha:
on was devoted to music and story. ivt
iling. An aged farmer named Mani- :'v
ag said: li
"'I was the first white settler in Deea li
ek Township. T1hinigs was miiddlin' eti
handy 'long at first. What 'ud folks in
ink now of driving thirty miles for a
g of seed wheat ande two plow-p)ints '?[
did that in '37--druv it with oxeni, [
o. It was p)owerful lhardi work eleirini' '
my land-timber so heavy and help > l
scar-ce. I had one hired man that did og
o a heap of good. Hie was only a boy. eg
it he was a good one, stronig-fisted an'ul m<
en-wiLted. He'd shop1 all (lay and1( eg
aidy his books till ten o'clock at night. wII
e's here to-day, friends, and mayhi ani
me of you knows who I mean. It-, alb
idlge Tazowvell, there on thle plat form "Pl~
e split and laid up thei rails that fenicee twi
y first clearin'. lHe's been to Coni (inl
-ess since, and I'm prond( to say lhe': oitl
honiest a lawv-maker as lhe was a fence slhe
aker. I propose three cheers for the bnl
il-splitter of the old TIenth district. wo
T1hey were given with energy, ato w"
idgo Tazewell1 came dhown and( shoe k we
Lnds with Uncle Eli Maning.
The president of the clibi then asked the
>W many in tihe assemhly ha<d any per
nal reeallectioni of a two-days' lint ro
r a lost child1 in the autumn of '41. nld
''Answer Bunday-uichool fashion," said Sht
', and aibout half a dozen hands wenct the~
"Is the Widow Lockery here?" he go,
ixt inquired. clna
"I reckon she is," came the answver in the
woman's voice fronm somewhere ini the -n
"Mrs. Lockery," con tinuted the presi- lie
nct, "'founmd thedi lost e hiildl, aned if shei .0
11 tell us all about it, I, for one(, will ibt
muiich plaed. I have a vaigue imn- abe
ession of the terror which Lthe hunt int
Oduiced and1 the excitemenat it aroensed .re
any childish mind1; but I do not re- het
nmber that I ever heard1 tha e ocurrence eel
ly described by any one who took p)art iea
the search." e
Heo glanaced1 agalin in the directioi on
pcc came th at prompjt resp)onse, antd ot ]
A tall, strai gh.t womnian rose from hiet yet
it, waelked skc why down the aisle be.
rEn the rude ocaees, and took a po- et
.on facing Vt peole. She seemed ii g
hurry to bueq in lier story, but delib tist
tely took oft her starched bonnet aned atre
I it en the grass herside hier. She sIk
a the mos I Amral neanu J..th
I seen that day. Though i1
enty years old, she was erect
Indian and Rave one the impress
great piysical power. Her iron-g
r grew loW over het forehead, i
S gathered into a grt'at1 rough-h
knot at the back of her head, and
:ed in its place by a brass comb. I
nplexion was swarthy, and her d
s were shaded by darker brows wli
aost met above her prominent. act
nose, Her lips closed firmly,
r whole face had an expression of
"Friends and neighbors," r.he bep
:1 all at once I found tnyself sinill
I observed many others doing. Nc
[ore did human countenance so qui<
,nsform its exprersion. The c1
es twinkled, the corners of the mc
ve a humorous curl the lips parte
eech revealed a doule row of per
tural teeth, gleaming with droll
a the whole changed physiogn(
'Friends and neighbors: Seein' as
Evans has sort o' give out that
3 herowino o' this tale o'terror, ma
vould sound better for someone
tell it. So much by way .of prefa
'It was Benjamin Nyfer'shd
s lost, Ben started one mofltn
tober to get some gritdin' 'd.
cre was no mill nearer than the
Taylor's Fork, twelve milee off,
)way roads was then it would t
a away 'long into the night to
me. That little boy o' his'n, just
ir old, took a notion to go 'long,
Pa wouldn't let him. Ho whip
poor little fellow in the mornin'
in' to go; but when lie started
Id just follered the wagon and han
be took in. The other young o
i me that; and that precious mot
lis'n, instead of coaxIm' him into
iso and fryin' limi a dough horse, a
stin' him five or six yards of I
ng for drivin'-lincs, just went
ut her work, and paid no 'tention
i till he was cleati out o'sight. 'lc
,ard noon Mary Ann Nyfer, the oli
, came over to my house, lookin'
irt. and said Sammy was lost. II
ered Pa a ways in the mornin'
in't came back. I says right away
'He's all right. Your father's g
to his yellin' and took him 'long.'
'BUtt the gal shook her head, and
''Father never gives in to nuti
's druv him back, and Sammy's t<
'I went home with her and foc
ke Wilson there. We tfiree fiuni
d pttrty cloast---all within a in
ke thought just as I did, that NN
I took the boy along, but the met
I ltary Ann seemed to doubt
lson said he'd go down the road,
p at Fell's and Ilarder's-mayl, Ii
in had stopped to play. Welt,
n't find hin, and the good feller ho<
mn till he met, Nyfe4r, three or I
es this side of the Iork, There
Sammy with him. He said the c
I turned back at the big shingle
nip, about a mile from home.
'When Den druv up to his hot
3re was quite a company of the nei
rs there wait in' to see if lie had
y. A sarch was started that ni
ti lanterns and kep' up till morn
>rd was sent fur an near, and be
on the next" day three townlship N v
the hunt. Horns was blowed, 1
tg, and the poor baby's name en
hundreds of voices. The woods
imps was scoured and every br
ip and holler log peeked into.
'The sarch lasted another night
)ther day, till in the aftern,
no begun to give out, myself am
number. 1 went home and thro
self onto my bed with my elothes
.1 slept as I'd never slept b ef
(tit ten o'elock that evenin' I wok
Iden, just as wide awake as I am
nto. My. mind seemed oncomn>
ar and quick. 'That child cain'i
away,' I thought. 'HIe's been
rest to the huckleberry swmp
inmer. The trail leadin' to the sw.
yves the main road not fur from
ingle tree stump. I'd often hi
it lost, children would nevier am
en called, lInt at night, ii
wry lung was qutiet, they'd cry
ike a noise. It seemed as thtoughi
II kentry had been1 well sarchxed, 1.
11 believed lie was stickinx'somewlh
thtat huckleberry marsh.
'Now, I don't want anybody to 11
vas a hierowine, for I watsn't. I I]
('It more'n common sorry for Ra<
-fer, because I'd had a dislhke to
t1uite a spell. It growed out (,:
Strade. I wanittedl a sett in' (of got
s; she hlad somtie, and said she'd
have a dozeni for two dlozen te
s. WVell, we' tradUed, and I s'pose,
a all right, till onie day she come oI
I saidi she thoutght she (orter' h
mnt another half-dozen eggs; for sIt
mued a goose-egg shiell aind then hr,
>lhens' eggs in:to It, and1 it wvasn't gi
l. 'Twould have held easy half
er egg I I counited (lit six eggs,
lvage 'emhome; then I tol1
me htIwas purty t hiek with,
mnade no end (of fiun abouit it whtena
I dlidn't like the general make ni
woman. SIhe had five purty chIildti
,she didnl't steem to ta(ke no kinm
ifort with 'e'm; jiust pushed 'em i
>ad( druv ahead with ther w(i
I andl N.yfer bo0th seemed to think
duty they owed their youtng o
to make 'em mind from the w
andit dig away like all possess,
ke pro'perty for 'em. Butt I was th
tevenin' whien Ben e'inme home wi
theo boy, and I saw 'tm stand
k in each ofther's faces, like the emt
worltd had14 come, andit neithier<
blI help1 thle (I ot'. Then she w
ut puttin' a buit of supper onto
le; but when she' set out Sam's lil
plate and( mug, all the mother in
ke loose, arId she fluning hierself (10,
dderti' antd sobbtin' in a wvay
or forgit. WVel, seein' as how
hier misjudged the ereetur for hia,
heart I felt pushed to make <
-e try for that poor lost kid o' he
jutmped righit iup and saidl out to
'With the Lcrd's help, I'll find 1
I lit my lant&.en and shaded it a
just a little hight down onto
md. Ther; I went over the ro
as I gucessed the btoy lha de
tin' off on ij trail at the big r
btimn. and rIht down tn the 8wtm
illy I death. Sure as thete's rethey for us all I
as above. I heard himl albost right away. tic
lon) "' 'Oh, ma !' Such a pitiful call I 'T hln 4h
r' Io ct'iedl and whinlpered, very weak, he
mu like his breath t'an 'mlost gone, and li in
ok- heart 'most broke. I ltollowed th:o wi
Se- -ond(1 and found him easy. Hle was (<
Irr m ired to hiM a.rm-pits in Iluid, and witer uu
nrk I 'ouldn't at iii''"'t !eo how I w1as to get to ('l
i("ht hiin. There WaS thite body if a big wal li
iil. ,.ut tree iyin' hnk oin the hard ground, 'l
tnd and the bark wits loose. I pulled it or wlt"
ull- in slabs and 1ihrowe(d 'enl onto the hnmt
mlo('ks, and so bridged my way out t- - I
;that littla yiler head. lie struggled to'
ng, wild when I first pulled him out; the;
ver ave up in a kind of faint. - I carried
kly himi h<nne in a hurry. There was still.
ar~ ,'o( many ,eoplo at Nyfers. Thty
uith m-tdn some milk warm and put a taste
: i i t liquor in it, and forced a few drops
feet lown his throat, as you've done to a
:-hilled lamb on a winter's mornin'. Ife
', was batliml and rubbed and wrapped in
soft tlinnin and laid in the babhy'n wvarnl gr
.t est afore the fire. Nyfer and his wife fr<
stood lookin' down at him. of
the n " 'Raich,' said he-and ile looked up, of
her black eyes a-swimmniu' and her face tIi
ill a-tremble. Then he took her into hi. :lr
h, t arms and held her cloast ---'tieli, we 1
lain't loved one another enough, and
we hain't loved our children enoh! I
e There's that that's better'n money an i
nnd land, and for the rest of our lives wte'l 1 i
ike try and keep holt of it.'
"And I believe they did. The litt. el
iv boy had a fever, but he came out al
tt right at last. Miss Nyfcr died abou
w(d five years after that, and he took tl,
f r family and went back Eair. Of course
the I wouldn't have told this story just as i dt
lted llive if any of 'cii had been around."
n( The people had listened elosely, and Ii
1 whn rsiLckr put on her honnet
and resumed her seat the hush was s( .lt
rtofound tat we could hear, high abov, O
our heads, the twittering clamor of I.
nest of young taningers, to whon t I
O nlolher-hird had b roubgt. a worm. dh
'The next. to address the assenibly w o
est in no ble-looking old man with silvery d'
CHI white hair. It was Mr. Luilke Wilson. g(
1'd 'r 'uire Wilson, 115 he was genieral,1 % 1'
ralled. He had a firm, intelleet nl hea.
nid nid iIt-it lie spoke his language was
('(rrect atd well snoken.
; ''I ihe Widlow L.oe('ry,'' he began,
'has diselaimted till right to the title ol
re- heroine. Do not let the ver(jiet he ren
. itred till I have finishedl what I am about
to relate. My friend and neighbor for
orty years will, I know, pardon mle if I Si
l(' for once lift the veil from a passage of "
Ill her experience to which she seldom al- l i
ludes, and of which many in this audi
eneo have never heard. Nothing has av
hr 1een told here to-day, nothing could be
tl told, more strongl.' illustrative of the 3d
tll eovrago and endurance of the pioneer l'
spirit, at least of the spirit of on brave )1
1i pioneer. ti,
''One winter evening, many years
Igo, a stranger presented himself at the t
MI: eahin of Thomas and Ruth Lockery,
iand begged Ia night's lodging. lie was er'
a Canadian, completely tired out, and
far from well. N< ither Lockerv nor his
tse vife had it ill them to turni a siek'stranger t
romt- 11011l their door; so they gave him siu- t'
tie per and a bied. The next, day he was
glt 1,1ablo to rise, and before nigllt he
- Ioke out with snlill-nox.
'tiThe followng mortning when T went
."nti to feed my eattle I nippenled to look
ell ;t:rd Lockery's, and Kim ou a sharp
le(1 rise of ground, about half way hbetween
uld the two houses, a woman standing anid
usli beckoning to me. It was iy neigli(il
here. I went toward her, but while 1I
and ,twas Komo distatnce awayL she halted ni(n l
"011 and told me ini a few words about tit|
rng man with the sIiiIll-potx, andi chnrge( I
ied e to watch the road and warn the c hI
011n, mnunity. She said she had been inou
ire- hatted, and woiihl niot t ake the disease. a
li.p bitt sh1( fearted for her huisbantd and t
this echildren. That day I rode elt-veini mItes
no to fthe nearest doctor. IIis wife cried. -
,lhe andit wouhditnot let him go. IHe read hi.~
vithi btoks for anl lioutr, while my hors:
int rested, then lit nuale1 upi aL pacikage of
un'' miteiies for me and I st ailed bacik.
t. left the metdicinies andut stionilantns on fhlit
'artd -ioirinh-oak hill, anid Tonm caime atu gt
we- them. C
lien "A s Ruinth haid feared, hetr hush a i:i
andi uti Ito cliire weretihit taken tdown-.
ft- evterai tout of the nitearer families theit'
ut tTered to take all risks anti help bli
'Vt' niurt;e her sick, hut sIte fi rmly ref-uIset Ti
I.teir assist ance. ,
inik " 'I enn gt't along alonie,' she wouthl hil
inik say fro-m htr potst on the hill. 'h
l"ibd r gives me strenigth f-or all I have tt
mt5' fly anid abundtanitly, antd this is till
hI it'ou-ti Itn(for1 na to dto. The11 st ranger
itIiil flt teiisease in its miildest ftormn, hit at
1 t boektery and thit little botys, Amnos andith
vt'r \Villy, were hopelessly bhad fromut thet
",t fi rst. One mnorniing thle poor ":;,a t<
tt t alled to me that biothi lie ctihlreni wert i
life dea'td, and told me to have two coii. '1
Li. b rouight to the hilh that eveing at dark. "
mdt Gemorge (Oiles iandt I dug a short, wvid' '
riss gratv( at a sptt on the phlaeo where shlit
lit-r designtattd; andu that niight sho tookti t
oidt Itose tcofliis to her eaini, put her chiil- W
vt-i drn intto tem, and burietd them withI
hter own hianids I One morinig, soniei
of iiibre- weeks la3r, T wn'hIl
en, house just at daybireaik, I saw Mr-s. Lock
to' ery waiting oni the hill. She looke1 i
>nt'echtangetd antd bent, antd her hair wvas
rk. Itoose and flyinig in the wiind. I cain set
tall it tall niow. The sky wvas such a clear,
'its halt' gray, andi 110 looked so (lark and
>rtd wuildl agaiinst it I I rani to) my old post ,
to fromin whlich I had hailed hecr daily ftir
thm- ''' Thomas died at mitdnighit,' she
nd called. ' Make his coffin as light as pos
Hi ilet to hatvte it stronig e nough.'
me "Then I sihouted back hae:tti
mi "'Rt kr,youhaedn P
dow enioughi ! Giles al'lt' I will come to-tlat wv
teantd hbury your tdeatd.' A t this she thrii-e <hi
or lip her arms anti uitt'red an awftulht
vn cry. s
I'll "' 'Don't tdo it, for the love of Gods ' t
I I've gone through this all alone, tha.t li
'in' othler place noted be desolated its mini
ate hias been. Don't let it Ito ftor nothiung hi
rn; It shtall not lie for nothing I Jf man11 t I
1(1: womiiani dares to come near that awfii la.a
im hou.ase, I'll tdraw my rifle on them I' sol
"'The Canadinu was biy this timel web1 I.
it enough to rentder Item someC assistance hii
the amnd together they c:oflhned anid burti' ill
atd, I)ootr Toim. They threw the bodsy tin aI
no, -toine-sled over thie snow, anti laid ititt th. toL
ed. Flew graLvO beside the other. 'l'he nex co
ap. 'lay we saw a Ired flame shoot up through. th
N h ibr n eke nhhdAe
r oabin with all the Aittie eaff* it;
utaiied.. There wasn't much, to
re- .no$hing that she valued after w1
d gone before. We left a pound of
Iphur and twp suits of clothing on the
LI by b 6ers. The stranger got
to hisff~ gainnents after Both had
a.oked them well. Then she cut his
uir short, and rubbed hi head with
Liphur ,till, said afterward, she
ew he'd rr seefit into the nbx6
:rld with him. took a gun and a
mch of Po. and went away,
omisins yto enter no human
bitation Jor a$ I a month, ..
"Tho weather had turned very mild
was the last of March--andMrs. Lock.
y begged us not to ask her in for a
tie while longer. She built herself a
gwam of poles and bark; we took
r some bedding, and for three weeks
a lived out of doors. Then she changed
r clothing again and came among us,
re enough, we thought, to mingle
th the angels of heaven. The people
t together and built her another house,
d furnished it with everything for her
ifort. Sho lived alone for years, a
are, cheerful, actively helpful life;
en she adopted a friendless babe,
tom she reared to womanhood, and
to is now well married, and gives to
rs. Lockerv in her ol age a child's
o and duty. "-Our hontincnt.
SLAVES OF ABSINTHE.
o 11endly Dreg leconinx a Favorite
Drink-ta Efrects on the Bratn.
(From the Philadelphia Presn.]
[t was six o'clock in the morning. The
'_y dawn was beginning to break and
im one end of Chestnut street to the
ter there resounded the clack clack
opening shutters as a thin man braced
beforo the merble-topped bar of a
inking palace, and in a nervous voico
ked for absinthe.
"Eli ?" queried the concocter of mixed
"Absinthe," replied the cadaverous
lividual, as he felt mechanically in
s breeches pockets for the necessary
"AHow will you have it ?" asked the
nrkeeper ini a honeyed voice.
" Washed, please," was the answer.
So tho barkeeper reached up and
-ew down from a shelf behind him a
naill delicately-shaped goblet, scarcely
rger than a big acorn, and balanced it
an ordinary-sized tumbler, into the
unil tumbler lie poured the absinthe.
.er the absinthe he poured some pure
huylkill water, allowing it to fall ar
tically drop by drop upon the bitter
ig until the larger goblet was half full
the overrunning beverage. Then he
fily dumped the contents of the small
b,let into the larger, shook the com
ed contents rapidly with his trained
;ht band and remarked obsequiously,
lie passed it to the customer, "Here
u are, sir."
Next came the reporter, who asked
( barkeeper to tell him about the ab
the drinks, and the barkeeper opened
a mouth and said:
"Well, people have been drinking ab
itlie for now nigh going on to twenty
*:rsP in my recollection. I think,
"ngh, that the consumption has in
"sed of late. The calls now-a-days
mostly either for washed or frozen
sinthe, or for absinthe in cocktails.
iybe you don't know it, but it is a
lendicl thing to brace up on after
u've been out all night. It steadies
nerves a deal better than whisky or
andy, and is a strong favorite with old
"D)o you think the consumption is in
"'Yes, b,ut chiefly among the dules.
aoy call for it, but only sip a little at a
no. As for the general run of eus
mers they don't tako to it any more
an they used to."
"Whien is it most drunk ?"
''Why, in the muornirng and late at
ght, of course. A few old soaks want
always in their cocktails; but they are
"Do ou spplyit without b)eing re
''Generally I sprinle it in the cock
ils of the 'regulars l' They like the
A DEADLaY DnRUO.
A physician was next called upon and
s views requested.
"D1octor," asked the reporter, "does
b< inuthe exert a specially evil effect upon
-'You nuist know that absinthe is thu
ia, illed essence o~f wormiwoodl. Its of
-el upon the sensibilities are similar
'>054 l)o roduncedl by eatinig opiumi. The
'-d effect upon0i the brain is almost iden
e.d with that of hasheeshi. When
.kzn in excess it produces softening of
me hnnin. For a time it strengthens
m" nerves, but this efifet is soon lost,
id the latter, from having been subject
a series of false stimulations, lapse
to that unsttug state which is sure to
- speedlily followed biy the strongest
41 most fatal attacks of mania-a-potui.
mo miseralo suffer-er becomes attacked
th horrible desires. His brain softens
eo putty, and lie (lies in agony."
A Sterrm of Fishes.
Thoi coast of Mexico, near Vera Oruz,
it long ago had a shower of fishes,
iu-iug the utmost consternation. A
milar thing happened at San Luis Pe
si. Superstitions people talked about
e end oif the worl. The fishes were a
(1(ie of sardine not familiar in the
ighuborhoods. A shower years ago in
Tales was of a small fish known as
iTkIebiacks, sprinkling the ground over
Sarea of several square miles. They
s'r- alive when they fell; yet if caught
iby a whirlwind from any of the brack
bs poni's near the sea, in which this
wis of fish abounds, they must have
en' conveyed through the air a distance
th irty miles. The theory of scientists
that the fIshes are transported with
ndiserfuil speed through the air to
e place of depsosit. In India such a
o(wei :a knw to have taken place,
e fishes varyinig from a pound to a
uind and a llalf sech.
Thiey Found It.
The offieers were sure that a certain
>rt lander sold beer, and they worked1 a
1(o1o day iun his ceilar clawing over
sinls and sewer pipes, but found no
sir. Finally they 'went at the wall. A
,ne dlroppedl out. Other stones came
an1 undel(r the blows, revealng a par
ian of boards faced with chiprook.
ek of this, built into the wall, was a
Isog p)lace, but empty. They ripped
t he boards at one side, and found a
-er of earth where should have been
id stone. Further digging brought /
I two barrels of beer, from which a
" of hose ran to the store above. In
ihuer instanc they saw a post, to
i-h was nale& a board which seemed
have formed at one time a part of a - -
11 bin. They twisted It off, anid found -
at it onneala fewt in tha 1lq11m.~ I '