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he Spread,'aid "pread, till her enit lay
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b oder now. .He will soon be dead l'
t1&ezo of the morning blew and
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BOr the io+4o i6 city, the Gardener Timo.
*tin Ubon-in July Century.
A MAN 'OF UONORL
': 6Ti161 Skorrott, Major Marsh, api
p ii'Pidorin 'ere sitting in thefr
y +0 jom IIow lglaid Parise, tig
'-. ere. A rloans on their travels, all
thre'o r gh-lookin town-oasters, who
hai gope through e worst fire of the
'iii 'War. Dr. Vicaire, surgeon in the
Vronda ariny, was standing in front of
.:hein, ragr \ng thom with a severe
"1o o to donoupce,to you as . you
haveins lt my friend, M. 10 Lieutenant
Foulon. Ho.demand zo satisfabtion,"
said Dr. Vicaire, particularly address
ing Colonel Skerrott. "tou have kick
his dog. You write apology, ver goot.
You write no apology, you choose zo
zo-h! vat you call' rme-ze."
"'Woepons," said Mijor Marsh. iom
ing to his assistance. Dr. Vicairo
"Apologizo for kicking his -..darned
cur!" shouted theolonel. "What did
it coni snapping and barklno- at my
heels for? I would kick Mr. lfoolong
himself if he dic that."
"Ahl" r '. uthe doctor, "vor goot!
Insult additionl;" and he blow his
nose like _aflourish of.trun)pots.
Colonel Skerrett was'as bravo a man as
"ever stood ,in boots,,but besides his on,
scientious objections to a duel, the
cause of quarrel was so ludicrous that
o only answered with a burst of
"Ah!" said the Doctor, calmly, but
reddening. "Insult tree." And lie
took a prodigious pinch of snuff.
The three friends looked at each
other. Major Marsh took the word.
"My frieni' gill allow me to act for
him.. We hayc the choice of weapons?"
- "Then* I 'choose the'm that nature
"Feest!" said the doctor, pondering.
"You mean zo-zo
Major Marsh explained in panto
"Sir!" cried the fiery doctor, "you
make zo game of me! I see you after
my friend have ze satisisction."
n! t-got So 'rd o
safy 4 etu adtil In a ttkenod
It took a long time to make the doc
tor- understand this proposition, but
when he did he rejected it with con-.
stantly increasing wrath. Captain
Pickerisg suggested a rouo-h-and
tumble in a pit-kick, scratchi, bite,
claw, and gouge. Major Marsh thought
an excellent way of settling the diffi
culty would be for the tivo adversaries
to go into shallow water and see which
could draw the other. Finally, Colo
nel Skorrett suggested that they should
bring a keg of powder on the field;cast'
lots; and whichever lost should sit up
on the keg and-apply the cigar he had
just boer} smoking to a hole in the keg.
Dr. Vicafr? tof-e'his hair and rejected
one and all.
"Wy'.said the Major, "It ''pears
to me that we haven't got the choice
of weep~Ons at all.''
"O(f z(o weaponl, yes5! Iht this is no
wopn Swords, dag'cer, p)oestol,
gun-zey all weaponui. lifut zo gouge,
ze feest, zot'chiy i!empll. or vat you call
z.. ,0t1 cllup.s-eb. monsieur!'' and thio'
'w.rt.y Doc)itor slaipedi with rage.
- ')octor."' safd the Major quietly,
ni he lyn suygegtion1 of Colonel Sker
- rott is one that has been acted on, in
at least one case in one of the Southern
States of Amorica. If your friend
wants an out and out dooel, ho will ac
Oept the ofler of a barrel of powdor un-.
dor then? b Iditions. 'If ho don't ho is.
only foolin' 'vlth the matter. People
blaze away at each other bore for half
an hour and shoot noti;ing but the
pigs. When wa. dui a thinig in tho
States wo du it. .
'MSirl" shiried Vicaire with eon con
trated rage. "You coward, you pol
troon, socirat! I pbst y'ou in zo cafe, zo
hotel. I and msy friend wvhip you with
me-ohl--ze wvhiip of za horse!" an ho
rushed from the room, swinging his hat
frantically in one hand and plucking
at his hair.withs the other.
Loft to themselves, the three friends
laughed heartily. As for the dloctor's
threat of personal chastisement, Major
Marshr ali looked strgpg enough to
horsowl. j ho National Guard if It
Were oalled- out. For'thie posting in the
cafos they cared exactly nothing. 'They
chatted and smoked andI wero Lagin
ningtO (qrgot the whole affair.
But aid houif later the writer an
nounced "M. Lieutenant F'ouilon!"
M., Foulan advanced into the room,
bowed courteously to the two, and ad
-dressing Colonel Skrrt,aiinp
fot E ngish:sad nl)r
. "I[ have just sedn my friend Vicaire.
1'osphbt ho mihulnderstood . .From
wh1tm, n told me, I understand that
you made pr opNdsti ons which no gen tle
inan would nmake. 'Theo-ofrdre 'ou are
.no gontlemian. It remains to be seen
if you are a coward as we'll. 1 am
-rware that your last proposition is a
mode of the duello praoticed in some
- parts of your coun11try. O1 th t m -
friend Vicairo was ignarants Alt oug~
the practice Is irregular, I waive that
consideration, and personally accept
yourpropsalof a keg of powder under
hesecified conditions, You will
oblige me 15y naming the time and
."Say to-morrow at 3 o'clock in the
af't - T:.'. I reckon the little wood of
Pied/o.~$n the road to Versailles, is a
quiet enough plAi0o, I will supply the
of powdor for' your use and you
.upply he one fo l m ."
* w~e ell; sir,% spid la~i2 bow
be. " shli&bPe. . - o tormie to
be igdlyadoted .M .o Ta y the
olgat *hfoh osih.atliw* b9 loking
to the eponi hle Ia the keg"
"Precsel," answored .ho. Colopol.
"I presume," sMd -the Li'outenant,
with a sinister gwilo,- "that in any
ebent the'sorvieo .of' a doctor or sur
goon will be unnecessary:.
"I adneure ofrthst," said-thoColonel,
with a grin.
Folulon left the room, and when he
had <one CoQne. Skorrott said.. "I'll
figid this hor.'dovil, but I'iin't gwine
to do blowed 'to atoms, nor 1. ain't
gwlde.tolttthat there fool blow him
self to atoni$." The three friends took
Tho next day, at the appointed time,
the live men, all smoking vigorously,
wore on the ground.. Each party htd
brought its' powder-keg along. The
Major and Dr. Vicaire tossed up. The
MajQr. won. '
'oulon turned ghastly pale, but
walked firily to the keg which the
Americans had brought and sat down
on It. It Was a4. qrinary c cer kog,
And MaajotM "M44knocked ou tthe
"bng. All-thdn ird: to a Fafe dis
tance except thekColonol, who lemained
standing by Foulon's sido. The latter,
down whose livid-faao the sweat was
rolling, took his cigar from his m9uth
and advanced it, still glowing, to the
"Hold on there," said the Colonel,
"that ere cigar is lit."
"Certainly it is," gasped Foulon, his
lips quivering in spite of himself.
"Well," said the Colonel with a grin,
"you be'nt such a darned- fool as to.put
a.lighted cigar into a keo of powder,
be you? hECn was you born?'
"Sir," replied the lioutonant, vainly
endeavoring to hold the cigar motion
less in his shaking and. "I have given
my word that if I - lost the toss-up I
should put this lit cigar "
"Hold on;- you didn't say lit."
"Well, tlio cigar I was smoking."
"Put it out.then."
"Sir, you have run the risk that I
ran. I have lost,*and I but do as you
would have done. I will put this lighted
cigar into this bung-hole--"
"Put in'the chawed-up end, then."
"You insult me again, sir!"
"Bless your hiort! You fire pp a
darned sight "esier than this ere pow
der over will' Do' you think that I
would put the burning end of a cigar
into thO bung-hole of a keg full of pow
der? Great Jerusalem?"
"I have told'you again; and I repeat
it, that you are no gentleman. But I
I am a man of honor. Bah! You shall
seo me die as one; I keep my prom
Foulon slowly advanced the burning
cigar toward the opening in the keg
"Go away hei-o, you shall be kill!"
shouteji Vicairo to the Colo:'el; but the
latter remained quietly boside ' vic
tim. - Vicaire covered his -face with his
hantia,' and waited for- the awiul mo
ment-wiich' was to blow his friend to
atoms. There was a (lead silence, and
then a slight hiss was board. Vic'iire
looked up. Fouloit; his faco purple
with rage, was holding his cigar, after
repeatedly poking it into the bung-holo.
The Colonel "ias one broad grin.
"Is this powderP" asked Foulon.
"Tooth powder," answered the Co
lonel; "cost almighty."
"But," said Foulon, shaking with
rage instead of fear, "if you had lost
the toss-up our keg was full of gun
powder. What then?"
"I'd have put the ciar out before I
put it in," said the Colonel.
"Ah!" murmured "oulon.
"Or stuck in the chewed-up end. fold
on to the terms you know.'
Foulon calmly walked to his carriage.
He and Vicaire hoisted in their ke( of
gunpowder and follgwcd it themseYvcs.
''Sir!'' shouted Foulon to the Colo
nel, "I said you were no gentleman. I
say now you are a cowardi."
Thle Colonel smiled.
For three days the friends walked
about Pdris and sawv both Foulon and
Vicairo several times. Trhey wero not
postedi in the cafes, for the Prouchmn
feared the .storm of ridicule which a
knowledge of the grotosque ducl would
bring upon them. Neither were they
horsewhi pped, for Vicaire argued. that
they wonuld probably retaliate, and in
such a ease the whipping would be on
ly a modified form of the duel a la clup
On the-fourth day after this "duel"
the three friends happened to be on one
of the large and beautiful steamboats
carrying excursions down tho Seine.
Colonel Skerrett, like a consistent Yan
kee, was in tihe p)ilot house, - watching
the working of the wheel, lie came
down afterwvard andi saunterod back to
where his two friends wvere standtin g.
Near thenm were no less' individuals
than Foulon ahd V'icaire. Neither par
ty addressed the other. Th'le boat was
in the middle of the river. For a long
dlistance on either side the banks were
straight, and the tidle was flowing di
rectly down the middle channel. Sud
denly arose a cry of lire. A wild stamn
pede of passengers in the bow of the
boat was made-toward the stern, and
Foulon, who was standing near an
opening in the railing was thrown from
his balance. As lie wvas falling dver
b)oard the (clonel stretched out, his
long arm, grasp.d him by the collar
and pmlied him In again. 'I.huo French
man s hat had fallon off. The Colonel
picked it up, anti with a friendly smile
hiandlod it to his late adversary. ~lFou
lon colored up and saidi eagerly:
Colonel Skorrott, I beg your pardon.
You are a gentleman.''
in the meantime the panic inereasedi.
All the bow of tihe boat wvas in a bright
blaze, and the lire reached the pilot
house. 'The pilot rushedi otit with
singed bcard andt eyebrows, and the
b)oat slowly driftetd down the stream.
Thle colonel caumght holtd of thie pilot
anti draggecd hiim to Foutlonm.
"Sr, said lie, "a.sk this here fellow
which baink is the safest to land on,
and tell nyu."
"lie says the righit one," answvered
.ioulon- "liut the boat can not bo
managetd. Tfh whool musnt be on fire."
Without a w'ord of reply the Colonel
plowed his way ~loughi the shrieking
crowd, leaped up the steps of the pilot
houte and seizett the whool. There lie
stood, the flame. roaring about him, thme
crowd shrieking beneath him, steadily
steering toward the right bank. Foui
Ion ahtfddered at the axibilloti of sim
ple, superhuman courage. .The bank
was reached. The6 orowd, solfish and
qazed with fear, rushod to lad. Ti
M4or%id, the Oapin. gMrggled up
the burning stops of the pilot-house,
followed by. Fouloq,and Vivaire. They
dragged the Colonel out.through the
flames, bore him to the bank, and ap
plied restoratives.. He was less injured
than might have been supposed, and at
length opened his eyes.
"Oh, Colonel Skerrett!" cried Fou
lon, with tears in his eyes, "your par
don, your pardon! You are a brave
mtn and aMan'of honor.".
"Thi, nel," said Csptain Picker
n m like an otter. He could
hafb* ~d the creek a hundred'
times without stopping."
"Fists," said Major Marsh, "are no
weapons, perhaps. Well, pisto.ls ar6
The Colonel can knock the center of a
live-cent piece spun in the air at fifty
"I will nev r fight a duel again,"
"And I never call one man zo cow
rak not fight of zo duol," said;
'y 4 l be wopen. 4afoP" $s4 e
.Colonel--Frede,tk W. Avory, e
how to Induce Steep.
Until;roently I hav< not been able
to secure much sloop on the first night
of a railway journey, and it may be aQ
advantage to many travelere to know
how tho.:.iiability was overcome. An
excess of"blood in the brain prevents
sleep. How to remove the surplus is
the problem'for the unfortunates who
wish to sleep but cannot. A. pump is
needed for the purpose, and it may
easily be provided as follows: .Having
assumed the usual position of repose,
inhale and exhale slowly and steadily
long breaths, devoting the whole at
tention to makin~g the inhalation and
exhalation of exactly the samo-length.
Tho length should be much greater
than that of ordinary breathing, al
though not sufficient to disturb the cir
culation by working the lungs to their
utmost capacity. Any person who
has force of will enough to concentrate
his whole attention on the maintenance
of this style of breathing can compel
sleep in very. unfavorable circum
stances, and victims of insomnia should
The value of the method is not solely
in its holding the mind to one object
of thought, but the process of breath
ing here described is really equivalent
to the insertion of a pump to draw off
its excess of blood. To convince your
self that this is so, fill your lungs with
all the air that they will hold, and then
expel it, repeating the operation three
or four times as rapidly as possible,
the result will be a feeling of faintness,
unless you are other than an ordinary
mortal, and its cause will be a defi
ciency of blood in the brain, produced
by the pumping process. Such vi
olent breathing will not induce sleep,
however, as there is a reaction which
sends tho,lifc current r'i..hiug back to
the seat ot' thu mindj. a.eee.
that thb reason why fear,surprise or
any other sudden emotion, often causes
faintness is because it rapidly drives
the blood from the brain, and the fact
is significant for those who wish to un
dorstatnd how to induce sloop, whether
on the railway train or in their beds at
home, by pumifping the excess of blood
from their brains by at peculiar method
of breathing.-Xew York Mail and Ex
An Old-'I me School-Mnster.
A hundred and lifty yerr.s ago. among
the German settlers of Pennsylvania,
there was a remarkable old school
master, whose name was Christopher
Dock. For three days ho taught school
at a little place called Skippack. and
t.hen for the thurec next days he taught
Whenever one of his younuger schol
ars sucee in learniing his A B C,
the good Chri.stophuer D)ock required
tho father of his pupil to give his son a
penny, and also ask ed his miot her to
cook two eggs for him as a treat in
hoiior of his dliligenice. T1o poor chii
dren in a now country these were line
rewards. At various other p)oints in
his progress, an indhfstrious child in
one of Dock's schools receivedl a penny
froni his father and two eggs cooked
by his mother. All this time lie was
not counted a member of the school,
but only as on p)robation. The (lay on
which a boy or girl began to rend was
the great dlay. If the pupil had b--en
diligent in spelling, the master, on the
morning after the first reading (lay,
would give a ticket carefully written
or illuminated with his own hand.
Th'lis read: "Industrious-one penny.''
This showed that the scholar was iiow
really received into the school.
Thiere were no clocks or wvatchios;
the chiildron came to school one after
another, taking their places near the
master, who sat writing. 'They spent
their time readling out of the TLesta
mont until all were there. But every
one who succeeded in reading his verse
without mistake stopped reading, and
came and sat at the writing-table to
write. 'The poor fellow who remained
last on the bench wvas called a lazy
The funniest of Dock's rewards Was
that which lie gave to those who made
no mistake in their lessoiis. lie marked
a largo O with chalk on the hand 'of
the perfect scholar. Fancy what a
time the boys andi girls must have hiad
trying to go hionm withouit rubbing out
this O!-Edward Eggleston, in St.
Nicholas for July.
The superst.ition which associates
the (log's howl with thle approach of
death is p)robably derived from the
Aryan mythology, which represents a
dog as summnoning the departing soul.
Throughout allI Aryan miythiology the
souls of tihe diad are supposed to ride
ou the night wvind( with their howling
dogs, gathering into their throng the
souls of those just dying as they pass
by their hioijss.
I know an old fellow out West who
hadl mortgages oii a whole town-a
small towvn - who made it a condi
tion oif his loan that the bulildinigs
shiouldi be pafinited redi. That was a
funny-lookinr' village. There wero
about thirty iSousos a~nd stores and a
large factory and a bridge.--all red.
Tliko peoll in neighboring towns made
lots of fun over it and the place was
finally known as Redtown
Donditlons of Literary Life In Bngland
The conditions of the literary life In
&morlca'are less determined than they
are in England. The only organization
within which authorship may be said
to find substantial shelter'is journalism,
and this profession is so exacting and
so inimical to most forms of literature,
that those who have most serious
thoughts of the literary life are rather
losirous of escaping from journalism
than of using it as a vantage-ground.
it might seem at first blush as if the
universities and collegos would offer a
desirable fastness from which to send
out ventures in literature; but the
academic life is a somewhat sterile one;
it is with us so identified with the poda
gogic that the energies of thg profes
sor, if they move the production of
books, are most likely td be occupied.
with the tools of the profession. 'lext
books in abundance isuo every year
from college faculties, but very few
contributions to humane literature.
The academic life again Is so special.
ized that even the professor of English
literature rarely produces work upon
whieh his successor or associate may
comment. His attitude toward the
subject of his teaching is too ciitical to
allow him much freedom of mind, and
he is besides so conscious of his posi
tion that he is undermined in his reso
lution, and rendered-abnormally sensi
tive to the criticism of others as well as
The constitution of the English uni
versities, on the other hand, directly
encourages and sustains the literary
life. This is not to say that literaturo
in its freest expression is not there, as
here, outside the wails of the college,
but that a man of literary taste and
ambition may deliberately possess him
self of academic situations which will
make it possible for - him to lead a
literary life, free from fret and carking
care; and also that the prizes for
scholarship offered by the universities
distinctly suggest to"the student liter
ary occupation. A man, in other
words, with fortune enough to secure
him a university education, may hope
to win Fellowship which will demand
only slight aca eimic duties, leaving
him free to devote himself to literature;
and a student devoted to learning who
falls into such a place will, by the very
force of his own nature, be urged into
literary production. Thus the univer
sity, by a provision which enlarges the
scope of university life, is more than a
training-school for immature minds; it
is a society of scholars, and as such,
directly encourages and sustains the
The university, however, is not the
only English organization which fosters
literature and makes a vantage-ground
for the man of letters. As it is demon
strably more elicient in this respect
than its American congener, so the1
cviit serrioo of i..g1and -laasiaua
more convenient shelter for the littora
teur than the same service in America.
Our government, indeed, has not been
slow to recognize authors, but It has
boon chiefly in the way of rewards in
diplomatic service for those who have
already won a certain distinction. Now
and then, notably in the case of the
Now York Custom House, government
offices have served as mean's to hard
working literary men, but the general
insecurity which has hitherto attached
to this employment and the peril to
one's self-respect in sucking appoint
ments have hindered such mon from
^ounting upon this resource. One of
the probable results of a service organ
ized upon the merit system is the at
traction to it of men capable of clerkly
labor, but chiefly ambitious of literary
famiio. T1he freedom from concern
which enables onc to lay aside his busi
wess mind, like an oilico coat, when
the clock strikes three, and dIon the
literary habit, is us pecially necessary
to th,ecalms and 0heerful pursuit of
literatuare. Such am state of things ex
its in Lonmdoni to-dlay, andi miay be eon
lliently pred ietd of Washington, New
York, and other cities, in the near fu
. D)onkey Goes Up Withs a Balloon.
"if I were to tell you that I saw an
mmecnso balloon oiice go up on Chest
aut street, with a live donkey hiangine
below the car and a man Od the bacR
>f the animal, you would probably
think I wvas yarniuig it,'' said a bald
Iseadedi friend to me yesterday. "Tell
it to me for the p)resenlt generation,"
I replied. "It was nearly thirty years
ago. Balloon ascensions were quiito
common t,hon in Philadelphia. We
had a number of local oronauts-tho
Wisos, Puseys, Kings and Donaldsons
-and every once in a while a foreign
professor would arrive in town and
make things lively. Where Frank
Siddal now haes his oflice on Chestnut
street, above Tenith, was located Park
inson's famous gardens, and it was
from there that the balloon ascended
with a live donkey attachment. TIhio
long-oared little fellow never kicked as
the ba.lloon slowly ascenided. lie was
strapped around the body very secure
ly and as he arose the band played,l
the.poop1)1e shouted and laughed, and
the man on his back, who, I think, was
one of the Puseys, took off his cap and
waved it to the crowd a thousand feet
below. .His donkeyship was evidently
frightened almost to death. lie arched
his hieadi and neck to one side anid look
odt downward while lhe went heaven
ward. Hie sailed away to West P?hiia
dol phia somewhere and came down all
right with his rider after reaching an
altitude of 8,000 fcot."-Pladeliphia
Thle New York Times says that (Gon.
Sheridan's little accident while out
driving lately rocaills another narrow
escapo he had dutrin g the later days of
the War, when suddenly trip)ped upi
one day he stumbled and fell beneath a
stallion's feet in camp and was fiercely
kicked, narrowly escaping death. The~
horse's hoof scraped his coat and rip
ped the.cloth. It was a decidedly in
formal rolling over the ground in a
hurry that he saved his life, so his sol
diers say, for the kick was viciously re
peated1. T1here wasn't anything very
h ero Ic in the Geiieral's retreat, but that
other experience w ith hiorseticsh which
Biuchianan Read~ has mung to such pur
pose was scarcely of more consequence
to Phillin hunmtlf
A correspondent of the Brooklyn
Eagle, traveling in Germany, Nwrites:
It was a warn, still, sumtuer Sun
day-IL often seems as though nature
was more peacefully disposed on that
day than on others---when we sallied
forth to scale the Appolinarisborg.
This hill is crowned with a four-tow
ore d Gothic church adorned with fres
cocs. Some sort of religious feast day
was being observed on iCe Appoliuaris
berg. Pilgrims, who haunt the place
and have done so since Appolinaris's
hoid was buried hero, were ascending
the road in their best attire, and bow
ing and kieoling at the stations of the
cross placed beside the way.
Flags fluttered about the terrace that
the church stands on, and crowds were
entering the edifice. We stopped in,
glanced at the fine frescoes, heard the
organ, and would have attended a little
of the service if a man had not crept up
to us aid expressod a determination to
have fees. We concluded then that the
Rhino was better worthy of our atton
tion. Fees everywhere. Oh, the curso
of them! In churches, in galleries, in
palaces, in mueums, in railroad sta
tions, in restaurants-fees fees! fees!
You pay themu to the army and the
navy, the clergy reach for them, no
bility and even royalty sends its lack
eys after them; guides, porters, clerks,
landlords, loungers, train hands, po
Iicemen, drivers, custons ollicors
confound the beggars! Peasants were
gossiping about the terrace, looking so
picturesque and so like ilgures out of
the grand opera in their. Sunday dress
that we half unconsciously ptt onr
hands in our pockets to. pay for ths.t
exhibition, too, but we vero not as
On the contrary, they made way for
us beside them on the wall that pro
vented visitors from rolling down the
steep hill into town, and then stared at
our modern clothes as curiously we
looked at their quaint, unhandsome
costumes. There was a spring up
there, too, and nobody on hand to col
lect fees from the drinkers, so the Un
daunted who thought It Appolinaris
water, and who surmised that the bar
keeper in attendance had stopped In to
hear m.ss and was liable to emerge at
any moment and charge him half a
dollar, drank himself almost into an
illness. There was a reason, nowovor,
for this seeming abnormal thirst. In
Europo the water is generally bad, and
ice is to be had by none except the
rich, so that beor and wine, being good,
and cheap, are common drinks, as tea
is with us; but for real thirst there is
no such pallativo as water, and beer
and wine seemed only to augment our
Whenever we found water that was
not green with stagnation, yellow with
drainage, or gray with mud, we im
bibed It with the tremulous eagerness
vJ yra There is good watnr in the
D te hilis, ebo WoechI -mountains, thi
English lake district, some of th<
Khe- sh highlands and the Alps. We
found it bad elsewhere, and no troubl<
seems to be taken to purify the supply
of the towns. Among the things that
we tenderly dwelt upon when, far from
home and friends, we talked of joys
that awaited our return, were ice water
and pie. Water is regarded by the
European-not every European, eithdr
as good for washing purposes, while
as to pies, lie is as ignorant of that so
ductive viand as he is of buckwheat
cakes, sherry cobblers, or political lib
The tuso Of a Ti e.
Well, it is undeniable that women
are mighty deceptive. Thecy had an
adventunress hi the Tombts. Shne had
robbed a iman of his pocket-hook. 11er
lawyer told her of his fearn that her rec
ord as a professional thief wvould be
produced in court, by the police, in
which ease it would go hard with her,
although the direct evidene against
her in the p)resent ease was slight, the
loser of the money having been so be
fogged by intoxicatioii at the time of
the robbery that he could r-emember
nothing distinctly. Tfho thief took the
hint. She sent away the fashiionablo
clothes in wvhich she had been arrtested,
and pult on the cheap) andi( p)lain cos
tume of a working gir-l. She knew the
habit of magistrates in Nowv York, he
ginning with the once famous ,Justico
Joe Dowling, of looking at the hiands
of p)risoniers for marks of honest toil by
whlich they might, profess to get a li v
ing. So she obtained sonme fresh lceaves
of tobacco, stained her Roft, white
hands withI the juice, anid also imp!art
ed to her clothes the aroma of theo
'"This gentleman is mistaken," she
whimnppored whien alrrined; "I amn an
honest, hard-working girl.'"
"Comoi uip hero!'" commanded ,Justico
Dl'y severely. Showv me your hands."
She oboyed, with a manner of being
astonished by the p)roceding. Her
yellowed hands were reluctantly ox
tendied across the desk. TJhre scent of
"I work: uvery day rolling cigars,"
'-Prisoner discharged!" wvas the dec
ci sion.--N. Y., CJor. )Ju/filo Etxpres.
The light of the sun is estimated to
equal ini quantity 1,575,000,000, 000,
000,000,00,000,000) candlos, the light's
intensity at the sun's sur-face beingv
180,000) that of candtle iiamio, 6,300
times that of metal in a liessemer Coin
vorter, 141 times that of a calcium
light, or 314 times that of an electric
arc. '[he tonmper-aturo, according to
Rosotti, is about 18,000 doegreos Fahr.
The mechanical oquivalont of the solar
radiation, continually acting, is noar-ly
10,000 horse-power per square foot of
solar surf ace.
As Sam ,Jordan, a color-ed man, was
ex ploring around the foundation of the
ol dSpanish lighthouse on Anatasia
Island, near St. Augustine, Fla., a few
days ago, he discovered, while digging
away some rocks and earth, the skele
toni of a main, app)arently well-p)resorr
e(d, and standing in an upright posi
tion', looking seawarrd. As this light
house was erected by the Spaniards
about 1730, and this maun's bones woro
found sono twetenty or more feet below
the &urfaecc, or directly under the foun
dat ion, the question is, howv did it gel
there and in this erect pnioemn
VOODOOISM IN GEORGIA.
A Witch Doctress Called In to a Dying
Colored Man, Who Le.
The ,whole population of Carlisle,
Ga., is excited over the death of a ro
s lectahlc colored mant named Iillyard
Walker, aged forty-five. Walker had
no family except a wife. Since last
fall he has been confined to his house
with pulmonary consumption. About
a week ago his increasing illness great
ly alarmed his relatives. After a con
sultation it was decided that the
physicians who had been attending
him should be dismissed and a witch
doctress called in to exercise her art.
This wonan-Nan Cryder--has for
some time past been an object of awe
to the colored people of the town,
whom she has convinced of her un
natural powers. Their fears were
augmentod by her fantastic dress and
weird appearance. Her gowns were
of gaudy colors and her face was paint
ed. Walker's malady, at the time of
the woman's arrival, had been aggra,
vated by a violent hemorrhage which
had utterly prostrated him. He was
very weak and breathed with difficul
ty. The first move of the sorceress
was to close every aperture of the sick
room by which air might enter. She
then left, informing Mrs. Walker that
she would procc(d to ascertain the
real cause of the ailliction. She re
turned, and, after expelling every one
from the sick rnan's room, was left
alone with him for about ten minntes,
when she suddenly opened the door,
called for Mrs. Walker, and then, with
out stopping to say a word ran away
as fast as possible. Mrs. Walker hur
ried into the room to find her husband
breathing his last. le died in less than
The witch scattered salt on the sick
room and stuck pins in the door in
some queer way. and passed a white
string around them. Then she tore up
the front steps of the house and put
more pins under it and a stick with
marks on it, and told Mrs. Walker that
the first who came would be the one
that bewitched her husband. The au.,
thorities will investigate the matter at
once, and the Voodoo woman will
probably be frrested for murder.
The Old Mullein Mtalk.
The mullein plant of the old field is
too well-known for an introduction as
to what it is, but aside from the fact
that our old grandmothers used to
m+hke a tea out of it for the cure of
coughs and all other inflamed surfaces,
very few of us at this day realize the
fact that there is in this old plant a
mucilaginous principle so very healing
to the lungs, extracted as it Is in the
manufacture of TAYLOR'S CHEnOKEE
titibnoY oF SWEET GUM AND MULLEIN,
-and combined with that stimulating
expectorant principle in the Sweet
Gum as taken from the tree growing
along the swamps of the Southern
tatcs, pInesiila in this simple remedy
a pleasant and effective cure for
Coughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, Con;
sumption, all affections of the throat
and lungs, and an undoubted pre
ventive for that night fiend to children
and horror to parents-Croup. Price
25 cents and $1.00 per bottle. *
-J. C. Fitzgerald, of Greenville, is
accumulating a cabinet of curiosities
which is weli worth inspection and is
now very valuable. The gem of his
collection is an ancient book bound in
parchment and printed in Latin,
"Commentarius do Anima," by Philip
Melancthon. It bears the date 1550,
and is therefore three hundred and
thirty years old. It came into Mr.
Fitzgerald's hands fronm Enmland, and
was obviously at some timne'In its his
tory the property of one Thomas
Roer~its, whose name is liberally dis
tributed over it in ink. The b6ok Is
remarkably well preserved and the
type andI wood cuts are as clear as if
they had come from the press last
week. Mr. Fitzgerald has among his
coins one of Constantine thme Ib'irst,
about A. D). 300, and onme of Augustus
Czesar, both copper.
--Samuel L. McCreery, aged 48, a
prosperous farmer, committed suicide
at White Pond, Aikeni county, en the
31st ult. with a pistol. lie had gone
to putrchase a bottle of castor oil for
onc of his children ad stopped on his
way back to get his old army p)istol
which a neighbor had borrowed. With
this wVeapon lhe killed himself, Hie had
beenm a dyspeptic for a long time, and
this must have induced the dleedI, as his
home was a happy one. iIe rode wvithm
Hamiptonm's Legion in the Confederate
--Last wveek a dog tell init' a gentle
man's well ini Spartanb)urg, and( eflorts
were mnado to save the well. A rope
was lowed with a nmoose at the 01nd,
with the hope that it might catch
arondn him. Butt he was a plucky
little fellow and (ldin't want any fool
ing around him, ie went for the rope
ait once, ''seized tIhe bit," and clung to
it like grim dleath till lhe was dirawnm to
the top. That (log was never mlade to
-Th'lere is no longer any doubt that
Abbeville will have a bank. More
thanm the requisIte amount of money
has beeni subscribed, including all thec
subscriptions at Due WVest. Mr. Barn
well has returned from Charleston,
where lhe secured $10,000 in subscrip-,
tionis, Mr. George WV. Williams alone
taking $5,000. It is thought the band
will be organized and in running ordler
-While thme Rev. J. F. Shultz, of
Shrewsburg, Pa., was preaching a
memorial sermon on General Grant a
resident of Winter' , vn, J. H. P. 1/ul
toll, rushed into the uniplt and knocks.
ed the minister (10 vnm. There was
much excitement anc several persons
who went to the ussistanco of the
preacher were badly hurt.
-Little Billy Mahone is said to
weigh only ninety pounds, and by a
recent combination of circumstances
beyond his control lhe has even less
weight than that in Virginia p)oltics
just now, especially in referenicO to ap
polntments to Federal efmces.
--The Governor has accepted the
resignation of Mr. L. J. Wallker as a
miember of the Railroad Commissionl.
some of the Latest
five miles of the tow
-A chicken with
is put forward as a
-The loss floin
ton cyclone is ney r t
-The United 8tate ld wUt
ting li Grenvillf, if igos
-Mr. J. M.
very ill, and but little
talned of his recoveor"
-Mr. Willie Gre g, 0%
thrown from a stumbling
is thought, fatally inJur. w ':!
-The cotton receipts it 4"
last year were 17,86
17,695 bales the year
county have gladdend -
larmers and.itnprovet tp
-Pink Smith and his tiit
arrested in Spartanbirg, ohei
causing the death of thefr pio
-The supply of tinners dfdltdIa
ters in Charleston is not egual to' tb t
demand. Good workmen eerstga
-Miss Agnes Milligan of
broke one arm last year by a
last week she .broke the o r
-Captain Hury Saly
town, Aik'3n county, owns (
months old that has Seeno
for several-months. ; .
-Chesterfield conty ja
single prisoner awAi ting' tei
Sheriff will have to inoe d,
white gloves for the JfC1i
-"Col. II. C. O'Neill,Ot1
bought a cottage on 1ttiy
the day before $he storC
after it was in ruins on the'O
-The wooden waret .lu .
the freight depot in ewbo'*,
burnt Sunday. Loss on b 141I.. c
contents about $1,O001 noi1~Ifo
-Colonel Jouett P. Smithbi
af tho McCormick tp&nganef tb
has got an order for 6,000 tocns t"
ore. The next shipmen$ goes
-Captain Andrew Wilson
gunsmith, died at his res14e n :
Stump Creek, Oconee dounty
31st August, at the advanced, go
103 years. -
-A remarkable revi1ftl
going on in Shady Grove B&plt .
church, Anderson county, d
ninety converts have been
seventeen days. +
-The Anderson necllig4 t
lengthened its columnw Af
column to each page on 'account itS
increased advertising patr6nage.
now a 36-column paper.
-The municipal election in 1
ville, which occurs next week, pro : .. ,
es to be hotly contested. Mr, A:
Williams, eitor of the News, is no t ' '
nated for aldermiang honors.
-Louis Varner, a flagman employed
by the South Carolina Railwa Com.
pany, fell from a train ner rleqtt( .t
last Thursday, and receive'
from which lie has since died. 74,
-John and Sherman' Brd ma
Benny Emory, three young r
Greenyille county, have undpr
cultivation five acres of tobacco.
yield promises to be abundant..
-Mr. John W. Hamel, of Lanpat.
has a Cochin China roosterfive n
has to squat down in order togt"
bill to the ground when .ple1k
-Mr. William Sullivan, of Lanos
ter, while on his way to church *.
days ago, saw an owl completejybl ~
bled by a small black g~ak- be~t~&
around it in several no . - o
patched both the owl and the snke.
-About one month ago )Mrs4 C#1- "
purnia Finch, out towards WJnitt
Grove, Spartanburg countyp.
Soon after that her tianghter
Nora, dhiedl also. Sunday 'Miss Lizea ''
another (laughter, died,' tMd shm 'WsO
buii ed Monday. There is, another
danghter quite sick. -.
-Some of tihe farmers of -A
are letting the fodder dry upon tO~
stalk, contendinmg that it is not 'ryd~~
the price paid for pulling It, a~tu '
the corn and lnd is much benenl
letting it remain oni the stalk./
northwvest such a thing agulf;
der is unknown.' '. .
--That trestle at Saluda 't
ceived that tYmo dirt hadi
from und1(er some of the a Ifl.
it was not risky to c'oss ~ it#
better to clean out thq dk-.
foundation and crect a,
This work will begin atflo
-Dr. Poole, of Crosa SQO? par= ,
tanburg county, says if ish 4~
raise large potatoes and a heajpOf
them, go into your patoh.with' iMd~
pole and raise up the' vines and 0a~'.
their takig root. If you have'
tried tils plan give it a trisi tht~7
If you doubt It try a portion ,o6
p)atch and leave the othmers to g
they lease. ngolv
-ohn Price, a ngol
upper part of York count,
ing with an old musket,
side of his head shot aw
clan put th e p)arts togeth
sive p)laster' and lad Jo
tree, expecting his death ml0
Strange to say, about drk. b
questced to be carried heIr~14
adhered and he is gettig W~,
There are'medicines Wl
temporary relief andt
sufferer wvorse off t
cily ini cases of dys
ber that this is not
Brown's Iron Bitters.
J. M. Gaines, of Gai1~,
about this prlin1ce of tohmQ
has been greatly ben4
hadI been troubled witl
years, and now Ibq6
nently cured." IW