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J'AYING TilE PENALTY.
It Was Sympathy IIe Wanted.
(Grace King, in Harper's Weckly.)
Wdl, what do you want?" asked the
Mayor, as the old man finally looked in
the door. He had been passing and re
passing in front of the oflioc all noon,
oscillating in indocision. He was from
the country-a thin old follow, with
small blinking eyes and wrinkled face.
ills limp red hair had attained a sort of
uncertain gray. In and out the furrows
of his shallow chin a sparse beard bris
tled, leaving quito bare spots hero and
there where he bad rubbed oil the hair,
rubbing with such a hard, horny hand,
year after year, in moments of indeoi
mon-evidently the majority of the mo
ments of his life. His mouth had been
sliaped by a pipe, which, drawing down
the corner of it, drew all the wrinkles of
his face into it as into a drain.
"You the Mayor of this town?" The
words slid without inflection or emphasis
on to a thin, drawling, nasal voice.
"Yes. What do you want?"
'Nothin', sir; nothin' in pertioular-"
There was a pause, as if cogent reasons
in his mind were giving him ai.othor
warning. He fastened his eyes on the
Mayor's face as if he wore examining
th." only want sympathy, sir-sympa
lie closed his mouth suddenly, all to
the pipe hole, and began rubbing his chin
again. The solution of his doubts this
time resulted in his conveying his com
munication in a 1.onotonous undertone
to himself, waiving all claims to a hear
ing, which rested entirely in the volition
of the Mayor. The small eyes impar
tially looked unmeaningly into space.
"It's only that boy o' mine. i've had
a powerful lot o' trouble with that boy
o' mine. l've nussed him, i've 'tended
him, I've labored with him, and I-I
I've prayed ovec him; I've prayed over
that boy o' mine." He looked at the
Mayor for some expression over this last
"Oh, your boy in trouble?"
"lie was tuck up today, and jedged.
lie's locked up over there." He stopped
rubbing his chin to point in the direction
of the town jail.
"Locked up, oh? What was the matter?"
"Resisted the perlice, they call it. A
feller tried to 'rest him. lie knocked
him down, my boy did."
"Resisting the police, oh? resisting the
authority of the law? Well, I'm very
glad he's locked up. You country people
think you can come into this town and
run it just as you please. No, sir; if you
all don't like this town, you can keep
away; but if you do come here, you come
on our terms, and you've got to behave
your elves." The Mayor very generously
reissued this faugment of the peroration
of his morning's decision.
"You're right, sir; you're perfectly
right. I ain't sayin' nothin'; I ain't coi
plainin'; 1 only come for sympathy.
They tvi'l me you was a gentleman, sir.
I ain't got nothin' to say, sir; 1 only
come for sympathy. I'm a stranger heie
myself; 1 ain't been here befoie in twenty
yr-nuot seunce before the boy wuz
born. I've missed that boy, I've 'tended
him, and i'v. prayed over him"-relaps
ing into audible meditation. "lie a
good's had no mother. 1 helt him with
one hand while 1' stritched' her with
t'other-my old woman. She died the
fust thing after he wuz born, my old
woman did. Ho wuz that puny and tiny
and red, there w uz no tellin' which eud
from t'other 'eep)t by the adiai."
"Well, I reckon he'll never learn his
duty to the law younger."
"'The old womaan warL't much of a
help or comfort either," withotu noticing
the interruption. "'I dont know as old
women ginierahiy is. Ahva'ys a-quarrellin'
and a-complainin' and a-settin' by the tire.
But she lel' the boy to me, the ohi
woman did, ef she did die herself. iI
-'ve pray ed over that boy ; y es, sir, I've
prayed over him. We -was a-goin' back
home this evenin'."
'"One ightj in the lock-up won't hurt
"No, sir; thiats trite, it won't hurt
him; it won't, hut t h,im a mite-oue nig ht
in the lock-upij. He fout, an'cus sed, an'
kicked, an' scritched, like a painter, my
boy did. He didn't want to go to the
lock-up, that's a fact. He tared round
"How much fine was it besides?"
'"I wenty -live d('liars, sir."
"T'wenty-tive? WVell, I can't let him
come down here and elean out the town
and invalid the whole polie lorce for
less than that."
"'Thero's always something haippenin'
to that boy everct senice that old v"oman
died. The inst time I washed him he
most drownded iin the piggin o'.- water.
lie coul scarcely crawl' lore he went to
waller in the fire. lHe's fell down and
broke his arm, lie's shot his self acci
dental. lie's cut his self all over with
knives and hatchets and axes. Eve'ry
thing that could cut has cut that boy."
"How much money have you got?"
'"Me!" T1he 01ld fellow's hand stopped
of itself in astonishment. His jaws tell;
tho pipe, if it had been in nlace, woul
have broken to pieces on ~the ground.
"Me? I 'ain't got nto money I comfe
'"What did you comec to town for, if
you haven't got aniy money '?"
"The boy, lie wanted to come. Hie
wanted to see a townt for once in his life.
Hie brung a live 'Ooou with him, sir, what
he caught, and seine skius-ot,ter-sk ins.''
"'Well, what did bet do withi theni?''
'"Traded 'em oil' siir. A sidoe o' green
meat wuz what he calkerlated (in. But
he took boots, sir-boots to come up
outside o' his breeches." lie gestietulatedl
toward the place whea e, tinder more favor
able circumastances, the calf 'of his leg
might have been visible uinder the pat ch
edl trousers. "'Theiy wuz handsome
boots. . Hie wouldn't take 'irn faut..
Wanted me to hey 'em. Me with boiots
otiae o' may breeches!" lie would haive
smiled if his mouth hIad( knowna how.
"'Suppose I make the line five dollars?''
"'That,'s reaso)iable', sir; that's reason
able. Bunt just ats you please. sir. I've
had a mighty heap o' trouble with that
boy. 1've nusaccd
"'You look ar' end andI see if you cian't
scrape uip the tuonety, and b( e ini the
couart-room early tomorrow mforniin
TI'ha n(ext maoruing by (lay light thme
Mayor wits summonoaed. As le deseenided
the stairs of his residence lhe saw a graty
ish-red head catutiouasly thrust itnsidle tihe
front door and withdrawnt four or fv
" ll!What are you doing hero this
hour of tie morning?"
"Nothin', sir; only to see you ain't
" Well, I hatvena't."'
"HLe's there, sir; there ini thei h>ck-up, c
my boy is. Hie's a-waitin' there fori you.
i set up with himt all night, on the out
side. I wnz. 1bound to lbe there, lHe
wrenched the lhar out, an' ho drapped t
out, 'most on to1) o' me." h
'"The devil he did!''
''le aiin't calkrlated~ to spend the night Ii
away from mae. Hio iiever did that senteo
ho wuz born. No, sir. Jit he wenmt
back fair and1( square, climbed right back,
when I explained to hira; an' he stail ,
thar all night, in the lock-tap, He wuz e
reasonable, sir, mighty reasonable, Hie iu
wouldn't talk much; hp didn't want to
disturb no one. We only looked at each
other, sir. I've had a powerful heap o'
trouble along o' that boy. I nuased him;
I'tended him; I actually prayed over him;
"Here! I can't stay any longer."
"You wouldn't take these here for the
fine, would you? Tney mought fit you."
He fetched the hand that did not attend
to his chin from behind his back and
held up a pair of boots.
"Ho tuck 'em right off, my boy did.
He said he didn't warnt the darn things
noways; he'd ruther go barefoot all his
life. He's there, sir, in the look-up, a
waitin' on me. He said he'd wait on me,
an' he won't go back on his word. But
he's in a mighty hurry to go home, my
boy is. lie's done said he'd stay there,
though, twell I come back. He allers
stays if I stays. When the old woman
went off and died, he staid with me. Ho
could 'a wont and died as easy as not.
A missable, puny-"
"I said five dollars, and I stick to it
hero!" The door closed, and the Mayor
retired up-stairs. The old man looked
at the five-dollar bill which had been
thrust into his hand. "They told mo the
Mayor was a gentleman, and they told
me to come to him for sympathy."
TIlE SWAMP ANGEL.
Gen. W. W. II. Davif's Account of the
To the Editor of The News and Couri
er: The enclosed account of the "Swamp
Angel battery, by Gen. W. W. H. Davis,
United States Army, commanding
troops on James and Morris islands
during the year 1864 and 1865 and now
pension agent at Philadelphia, may be
found on pages 252-3 of his history of
the 104th Pennsylvania regiment, and
to a certain extent settles the fact as to
the battery, which a writer in your paper
of last week claimed was a matter of
"The most famous battery used by
our forces in the operations before
Charleston was that which has since be
come historic under the name of the
"There was never a reality for the
name it achieved, except in the fact that
the shells from its guns were thrown a
greater distance than over before from
a battery on a level, or nearly so, with
the point of attack.
"It was determined early in the siege
to build a battery out in the marsh be
tween Morris and James islands iii the
hope that shells could be thrown into
"The tpot selected was about a mile
from Morris Island and south of a line
running from our left battery to the
city, on the edge of a deep creek, which
made a good wet ditch. It was in the
midst of a marsh, and a pole could be
run down sixteen feet before coining to
"The active part of the work was
assigned to a lieutenant of engineer ,
who, upon being shown the place where
the battery was to be erected, said the
thing was impossible. The Colonel re
plied that there was no such word as
impossible in the matter and that the
battery must be built where lie had
"To encourage the doubting lieuten
ant, he was told lie had permission to
call for anything that he required for
the work. Tho next day this ollicer
made a requisition on the department
quartermaste3r for one hundred men
tighteen feet high, to wade through mud
siten feet deep.
"After making the requisition he wvent
to thec surgeon of the regiment to in
<jliae if he could splice the eighteen feet
men if they wvere furnished him.
'"Tiuis piece of pleasantry cost the
hieiiteniant his arrest, whichi, however,
did not last long, and the batterv was
constructed by meni of ordinary s'ature.
"'It was biijt mostly of santi bags,
and General Gillmore told me that the
sand, labor and bags cost the Govern
"It was begun on the 4th and finished
oni the 19ith of August. A 200-pounder
Parrott wa's mounted on it.
'T'e distunee from Charleston in a
straight line was '8,800) eighty-eight
hunmdlred yards, andi for the pirojectile to
reach its destination the gun had to be
tired at an elevation of thirty-five (35)
"'Three shells, fired with a piece of
port lire, fell in the streets of Charles
ton, but the strain on the guiin was so
great that it burst at the thirty-fourth
or thirty-fifth discharge,
"Two mortars were afterwards mount
ed in the battery andI remained there
through the winter.
"'Sergt. Fuller, Company A, New
York Volunteer iEng:nors, has the
honor of suggesting the historic name
the battery bears."
The IIamentilie 1ire.
l3^Amu.EVJI, May 1 b.-A little over' one
year ago the to'wn of Iiekvi lie wir;a] amost
tenda!ly deust royedi by tire. On that ocashin
the southern half of. the' town was destroyedl
and1 now the no itrthen f is 'a ashes. 'lhe
i re' broke out about ~2 o'clock Ihis morning
'I'ii loIsses, ais near as enn b)e as5crtainedu,
are as bollows: J1. L. Morrison &s Cti build(
angs 'and stock, $1 8,000;) insurance $~7,t'00(;
C. L Iyls , buiiigs and stock, $8,(Jt00;
insu11ranc hiS $7,2004; A bile &. A le, builin gs
and stock 8.000i,Of; insuirantce $4,000; T. C.
Griives, iidigs anld stock,*' $4,0;n inu
anIock, '8 000;o isurance $1,80. I. (ely
bisbiing and ntoe, $ ,00; no (sim
'tiur';a.nc: tihler icru, uilding1 ic and
stock i, Il,00i niot' insrace Jameil s el ily,
ioek $00; no isrance; W.e Ni, Ktock,
it)insrnce;r s.M.Kers, uidi
We are prepared to scl11 Pianos arid
Jrgans of the best make ait factory
>rie's for Cash or easy Instahnents.
Pianos from $210 up; Organs from $21
1p. The verdict of the people is that
hey can satve the frcight and twenty-five
>or centt. b)y buying of us, InstrumentsJ
lelivered to any depiot on liftecn (lays'(
rial. We pay freight both ways if inot
atisfactory. Ordier and tes inyu+
>wn homes. Respectfully,
N. WV. T1RUMP,
Columbia, S. C.
D)An Mo. fioro:- -Won't you please
LilI your male readlers that $3 will buy ai
rin, strong and ser'vicable pair of
'iants, madet to order by the N. Y. Stan
ard Pants Co., of 00 JUiversity Place,
low York eity? By sending 6 cents in
ostage amps to the above firmi, they t,
'ill send( to any add(ress 25 samlos of
Loth to choose from, a flune linen tapeo
heaisire, a ftill set of scientific measure
ient blanks aun! other valuable informa-v
on. All goods are deli'vered by them
irough the U. S. M'iails. A novel andi
raceticat idea. Advise your readers tog
y the firm. The~y are thoroughly re
Llo. Yours truly,
*WInnrAM VANDERWUrr. a
-. - ti
Thew bar1 stewardh' of the steams1dhp A laska mi
yS thait on (0ne trip froin thle Uniteid mi
at(s h1,st summfler his reciplts neutted! $3,i00 E
Seveni days. 11
OALHOUN AND CLKMON.
Reminscenees of a Visit to Fort HIl--Facts
About its Owner.
The tidings have recently oome of the
death of the Hon. T. C. Clemson. Mr.
Clemson's close relationship to one of
the greatest, if not the greatest, of
American statesmen, John C. Calhoun,
renders him a personage of special inter
est to the American people.
The name of Calhoun is a synonym of
all that is excellent in American states
manship. The largest brained man our
country has ever produced, one of the
immortal trio of great national leaders,
the embodiment of the grand principles
of pure Democracy (not the degenerate
stuff now cailed Democracy) a man
possessing an intuitive insight into the
problems of government, Calhoun stands
peerless in American history. Mr. Clem
son married the only daughter of Cal
houn, and was himself for a long while
prominent in public life, having once
filled the position of United States min
ister to some foreign country-Belgium,
It was once my pleasure to visit Mr.
Clemson in his Fort Hill residence, the
old homostoad of Mr. Calhoun. The
residence is one of exquisite beauty,
situated on a high point overlooking the
Seneca River, in what is called the "up
country" of South Carolina. It is four
miles from Pendleton, which is on the
Blue Ridge Railroad, and about eight
miles from Seneca City, at the crossing
of that road and the Atlanta and Rich
mond Air Line Railroad. My visit was
in the spring of 1877. Mr. Clemson
lived in this country villa all alone. His
wife had boon dead some years, his only
son had been killed in a railroad acci
dent, and his only daughter was livi1g
with a relative, a Mrs. Lee, I think.
According to an old custom I was in
vited to breakfast with him. The meal,
though simple enough, Was served in
the old-time style, in elaborate table
ware, silver plate, &c. The meal was
concluded with lucious strawberries of
three varieties, sweet and juicy. After
breakfast we went to the drawing-room,
and Mr. Clemson brought out his pipes
and tobacco-several varieties of each.
He ofered his guest a pipe, which was a
century old, made of blue soapstone,
,weighing not less than a pound, and
having an Indian's head elaborately
carved on it. He said that this pipe was
given by Indians to Mrs. Calhoun's
father in treating for the Fort Hill place
The visitor was at length conducted
to a most elegant parlor, and was shown
the exact spot on the rich carpet whore
Mr. Clemson stood when ho was united
in marriage to Miss Calhoun, the old
gentleman dwelling on those sacred
memories until the mist gathered in his
eyes. Around every object in the room
seemed to cluster many pleasant associa
tions with the loved departed.
The next place of interest visited was
the library of Mr. Calhoun, a circular
building in the beautiful grass-cirpoted
yard, with an ice house under it. Mrs.
Calhoun used to say that she had the
ico house under the library to keep her
husband's head cool. There-all around
the roomu--were the literary treasures of
the great statesman, the largest and
choicest private library I have ever seen,
with one exception. In the centre of
the room upon a stand was a life-sizo
p)laster of Paris bust of Mr.. Calhoun.
Mr. Clemson was an ardent lover of
science aind literature, and upon any
subject he could entertain with all
the fascination of a charming romance.
hlow beautiful and thrillingly interesting
the most commonplace subject became
undler his magic touches. After a lapse
of eleven years I remember with great
vividness his luminous utterances upon
one or two questions of mincralogy and1
electricity, which camne up incidentally in
He seemed to dwell continually on the
memory of the grandeurrc Mr. Calhoun's
great name aind great tame. In the midst
of his enthusiastic eulogies ou the illust
rious statesman hre arsked his guest if he
had ever read certain of Calhoun's books.
His look of inexpressible surprise at a
confession of total ignorance of the
books referred to will never be forgotten.
It caused his guest to feel that he had
failed in the one great end of life
mastery of the writings of the illustrious
WhrIile so thoroughly acquainted with
all departments of to - ce there was one
most implortant brauich of knowledge to
wh.ich lie was a stranger-the knowledge
of a divine Saviour. He would ay.
"Those historical rec.ords in your Bible
are doubtless correct, becausee they are
sui~ported by reliable historians; buit all
the miracles that is related were doubtless]
due to some mental hallucination, or to
the fondness for the supernatural which
then existed. I do not take any of the
rairacles whichr you Christians believe
mi." Although he was very courteous,
lie could not be persuaded to believe
these to be divine books. In this state
>f mind I suppose ht, (died, but hope
H-ie ruling idea at that time was the
estab)lishmient'of a State agricultural in
stitution, arid I remember how enthusi
istic andl (loqurent ho grew as he spoke
f tihe excellencies of Fort Hill for such
mn institute. New that ho is dead his
ovely home and an additional legacy is
)equeathed to South Carolina for the
iecomplishmnrt of his favorite scheme.
t[ow appropriate that this beautiful
>laco, with all of its sweet memories of
lie illustrious statesman, shiould1( become
he nucleus of an institution for trainingr
hose who till the soil of the State he -
eyed so well. IL. S. Fos-in.
Carrollton, Miss., May 3.
Ii. i. Ii.
(kitni iu od flau.)
The great Blood l 'urrifier and Tonic.
tcures Herofuha, Kidney TIroubles,
~atarrh, Skin iHumors, Rhreunmatism,
ruiptions, Boils, etc., and is a wonder- ~
ii. i. in.
TIhre great Blood .Puritier and1( TJonio.
t cures Herofunla, Kidney Troubles, f
jatarrh, Skin HIumors, Rheiutlim, I
ruptions, Boils, etc., and is a wonder-i
A basind( 1711i hI(- is no good t hat hasnt
iCs on it somelCitmets
Ain ahIld eau is never partitat to miatri- 5
l(Oial ties i
Thie New York Dry Goods C h ronli(le and I
ther trust worthy t radle organs coI ngrartiU
ite the country on the ex(cllent prospefts e
f buinei(ss duiring tIhe year on account of
im absence of any disturbi ng elenmenrt in
eC political situation,.
T'he Czrm's invwitatIIion to) tie piowers to
tot representa(tives to wateh the( maun
sof IIs ariay, while certaInlhy apjropos4,b
em1s ait tthe present stange oif unci(ertainty
nil doubt, not to say alarm in lEngli sh
nmrters ever amIlitary umat ters, a tritle
imt. Various sitemnents have beeni rir
Inted regarding thIe su pposedl weak ness hr
the ltussian a rmiy, allI of whiebi enmi Si
ltedh from eniemies who wvere anrt(iipatinug
c poiinlity of facing tIre f(orfes they (I
atlignied. Tihec stories have been tor thle sh.
out prart (devonid of truth. No armny in tIh
t rope Is on a better footing than the at:
my of the Czar. o
;ome Funny Things at Barnum's.
(Allan Forman in larpor's Young People)
There is hardly a boy or girl who is
not interested in training pots to do
tricks. Whether it is only to teach old
Tray to jump over a etiok, or little Jip
to stand up on his hind-loge and beg for
a bit of meat, or the more ambitious
efforts with the pony, the intent is the
sa ne towad the oduoiation of our dumb
companions and toward making them
Not the least interesting features of
Barnum's Circus this season are the ox
hibitions of trained animals, and the
troup of four performing seals have quite
"taken the town," as the saying is. A
soil is naturally a very intelligent crea
ture; from the shape of the head you will
notice that the forehead is higher, thoro
is more room for brain, and that its head
more nearly approaches in shape that of
the human head than that of any other
animal, except, perhaps, the monkey.
The eyes are singularly mild and expres
sive, and the animals are docile and
affectionate in disposition. The four
specimens which are with Mr. Barnum
this yer are dog-faced seals from the
North sea, and are the propety of Mr.
ierrman Cassa, the trainer. 'hey are
very fond of him, and after they once
begin to learn, they exhibit a truely
human love of auplauso, and aj desire to
p'irlect themselves in their tricks. Their
owner has taught them to make a noise
which is iiot unlike singing, and they
will frequently rehearse their choruses
when they are alone in their cages,
keoping time with each other just as they
do before an audienco. It takes about
six months to train seals beiare they can
appear in public, but after they once got
an idea of what is wanted of them, they
are very quick to learn.
Mr. Uassa has taught Bob, the oldest
of the quartetto, the bad habit of smoking
a pipe, and he really seems to like it,
while Toby is more "dudish" in his tastes,
and prefers cigarettes. Baby, who is only
two years old, has developed a talent for
music, and strums quite a respeetiblo
accompaniment upon a guitar, while
Lady turns a hand organ. They go
through a drill, play on a dram, cymbals,
and tamhourine, ringa bell, and shoot a
gun and revolver at the word of com
mand. The strangely human expression
of their eyes, and their evident delight
in the applause of the audience, and
greatly to the charm of the performance.
They have become so civilized that, the
only remaining ti9iees of their wild nature.
are shown when they recieve their dinner
of raw lisli. 'lhon they growl at each
other and tear their food in a most
Bit the seals are only one of the many
attractions at the great circus. Vhen I
went around among the animals with the
Superintendent of the menagerie a short
time ago, a baby caniel had just come to
town, the second born in the show this
season. It was a queer long-legged crea
ture, and looked for all the world like a
caricature of its grotestque mother, which
was wonderfully proud and tender with
the youngster, and evidently reguarded
it as one of the most beautiful and pre
cious of living creatures. While she
was gratified with Mr. Conkling's notice
of her offspring, als., evilently had her
doubts about me, and nure than half
sus}pected thlat I had someg eyjl desin
against her long-necked weak-k need
baby, which with the conlidenee of
yout 'i tried to chow the buttons~ oil' nay
Tfhougha the p)rsent Superintendent
hias only bxeen witha the lkirnum show for
one season, he is on the be-st of termis
with all the animuals, and shakes hainds
with the big lion, and scratches the
tiget 's neck with a fainilitritv wvhi ch is
rjuite aweV-ispirinag. To bw succtessful
us an animal-trainaer a imana n u.st he
patient, fi rm, e'ven-temiperd, and aibso
lately devoid of fear. lie nmt win the
uonitidence and the respect as well as the
ail'ection of the animals in his charge.
Ile must be always on the alert, for- withl
umany of the larger anal more savage
inimails a single inonaient of carelessness
mlay coat the trainer is life.
Mr. Wotsoni, with his trouple of t.iained
logs, hais no suceh fea r: his jul ly pets go
trough their acts for the fuin of the
hinag. They jumap hurdles, ruin races,
md (dance, andl whtile they are sitting on'
phteir steels impatiently waiting their
maru to p)erform, they keep tiato I o the
nasic of thle 1bad with their tailIs, while
mae excitable, halfbreed Eskimio a errier,
vhaose specialty is the turiniig of hack
~omersaults, jumps dlown a romi his petrc-h
an intervals, and relieves his feelings by
m few siersaualts na his own account.
When his turn comes on thea programnme
me can hardly wait his master's signal,
eat turns over tandl over arouand the cir
uailar stage nuatl he lookls Ilike ana an iina
cald bill of gray hair. lio is one of those
Letors who like to give the whole show
hienmselves, andl evidlently feels v'ary un
aIppy wvhen lie is not occuply ing the
vhole attent ion of the iauliene'.
A pig is not a very pretty animal, nor
a it gener.lly regarded as very inteli
igenat; yet. Iinii Railin has atnanaged to
each his trio of porchiune pupils to go
broughi a nmnber of very amusing t rick.
'hey runt steople-chaases, with luonkeys
,na their bawks for jockeys, and the old
ilack Spanish pig, dressed tas a nurse,
ahaeels the little white pig, arraiying itn
>aby)~-clothecs, atroundi thae big ring ini a
>ertambu latora. Th'le pigs aret stulpid,
>bstinate buites tlhough, and( lack the
ivacit y of rho seals anad (legs.
Buit liereooies with his keeper a mosant
aarkabl le birdl. It is a gigan tic duick,
nd( as it wadd(les ianto the ringg packing,a
vigglinig its stuatmp of a tail, and Ihapa
nag its wings, till itsa aictionas are so dluck- a
ico that one canm hardly believe that it is '
tot genuine. Presenitly it goes out, tanid
great rooster struts ittu t heo rintg, cro w Ix
'roudly, and( goes througli a perfor- I
aaanco, and ini tuara is followed by a
urkey and a mot st motlherlyv aiad Ifusay
Id haen, who cluecka and senaatche. um,roun'dl
s if she had i aiundredl ehickeits depn.
emit upon haer exertions. Ii would
lon(st seenm ltat Mhr. lIartnm lad
athaeed togethe ir a I roh di ngnaagian
mrma-ytard, anad yaoua arvel tat the inata-l
gonee of the. fowls atnttiI youa see thae
atpersonator , ta yo)untg l'tngl ishanaa, whlo
an l.alk Itt-n tatin turkey lanaguaage ats wuelI
s well as Etaglish.
Boys often ask how to traina atanimals
aid whether it be at (lep htantt, ta liona, it
a,a pig, a hiorte, or- a log, thte answer
aii always the saime -patienace, kian I nessa,
rnmtiess, gaood tenaper, andt( good judag..
aeont. If yoiar pup 1il inakes a imisthake,
rrect it genatly, bu'tt lirmaly; if he (lees a
rong wilfully, piunish ahIam severely, btt
ithmout anger. '.l'at is thle way all the is
iaals alt Bartntrna's are tramine(d, and it
the only successful wamy toa teamch aniy
tang, whether it be a canary-bird or ana I
ophiant, a monakey or -shall we say a
The1 Braaziliana legatiiotn in W~tahingltn
as reeivedi itnforttalin from Rodraigo
Iva litnister ofi l'raeign A llfair.-o thai thae
razilkn P'arliamttet ha~s approed th lIt
avernment,tt hill (comleltel-y aboalishaitg th
avery, an tht it had beeni satationed by ma
it Hegent oan thle 13thI inist. Thle Mliist y<
co str.es Itat I. lacstIotnamet wIth extra- lht
dinary mtanifcatlonn of jom, ra
SUPERSTITIONS OF THE STAGE.
The Opinion of London I'rofessionals n
Omens and the Like.
Mr. Toolo, the comedian, being interviewed
on the subjoet, says that although not in
tensely superstitious himself, he still beliove
in ghosts--not tho ordinary ghosts, hiowever
but one that walks every week-on pay day
As for omens, he confesses that when h<
passes the theatre at 7:30 and sees a crowd of
peoplo right across the street waiting for the
doors to open, he usually considers. the omen
Mr. Edward Terry, another populna
Lonidon acetor, is very fond of Frihay. Ht
says that his nt\w pieces have invariably beet
produceci on that day, anid that lie usually
travels with a comttpany of thirteen players.
'1'ho sane boldness is a characteristic of Mr.
Marius. hiis opinions of stago superstitious
are as follows:
'I would rather produce a successful play
on a Friday than a bad one on a Saturday. I
woult rather receive ?13 than ?12 at any
tiie. I would rather sit down thirteen to a
good diunnrc than twelve to a bad one. I dc
not believe in unlucky theatres or unlucky
nctors, but I believe in a good play, well
acted, drawillg good houses, wherever it niay
be. If there is oneo sttplerstition I have it is
to get theo be.+i of everything at the cheapest
On the other lani, Mrs. Bernard-Ieluro
confesses t hat she is exceedingly supitrst it i us.
Miss lillwar is even niore so and N iss
Fany I,llie, tho burlestue fiet nl'-s, iconsid
crs it unlucky to place an unibr'elIla on thw
pronipt tatle, atil also to drop the lly part
during rehe1:ilrsal. ilhtk catsshe Itelievc an'
very Inel.v, but shit' will never sign a con
tr't eli hri<day. Miss l,etty ,iu<l hits ilso
soeio atrlong opinions on the sanlo subject.
"1 iln p>cculiar enough," says Miss Lin I, "'to
h'lii'veth tlmo inlhei'tli"trten to be very lucky.
It, was tih' numiber of liy drouing rooni at
ihe' it iiy i heat i're w b h a i Lonion aulienc
nas Iititi to iin for the first tinme. On mly
rit iin to that theat ri' I shaill astk to be
allowe<d to have the sato ruoin. At onet1
tuit' I went to see a Intnager anil nut a
wonian wit h on evil eye, or rati-r a cross
(VCi w\o tu"ln. I uaalkoil <eli brately houme
again, knowing tiit, the ninillgelr in qlues
tiiin woulil not.ituli,ve in mte. Whitr Iolu'wers
I bslit"vi, are very unfortunttt'. (:u u'rt Ir
hitbi'r I will ii t.. A ni iI have fouil I hat, if
I hatl,pen to Ineet anyl) onu tin the -tiris whet
1 ani going on fo'r a d .neC I tion't, get an io
"roln theso few ex:tlnples itI. 1uay li' sell
that t lit English actors anld antret'ts>., t bough
not qitiI so sulerliti ius as thteir Fri"n,'h
lrt hi rs uiil sisters, lart yet hot, u hilly l i-e
fin i t the sano intluencCs.-- l'liiblr,-I"Ililii:
An 1-:xtrnituI,c3ny lnla' I'iecr.
I know\" of t case lier'e the 1-,ersolon Wln
rI'e'ogtli:ii v -it i ifii a liwi rI' i f in
eeiilg antltwrhi's 1iniin1 tliulgl sin' s 'ii
pa:t(hltii' te"l iiln, wits lutist lm w illjig ti> hi,
Conit\iii",l. Hie Was a tliiitor' an<l opplii,"i to
all tlmlief in faith cures, 11nt1 to till whib
seiniil to f:vor the dioltrine that ininl 'ii
infilurwet niiil. Ile llall coi'.Civtil lisii a
Strong f"'iing of ple'soiul lislil;' for it'
IIiglht i'eiler'-ari Aiiierican of sii' ilh
iiv ir iit uriety, 1 will not say wIhilb. [It
oll'ired hintsi"lf as a "subject,'' elie "
that. the 'xtshitllion was chticly huintug, thl
iti hi'",uijei,ts" lilostly confe<le'rntes. H
iient:illy lo'ate<l a 'piin"-tliat is, bi
thohught of a. pail--in a part iu ir nerve.
To', hits St-i'ilt" thel thouilght ' r auler li a;it i
l:15 hiis h uul over hieu tht' e'Xhil>itnlrt..
right Iaw, :l lpt"i"st'ntly liarkel' wit i his
linger t he precise course of t h C erv along
which th' doctor had iimnginil the pain to
We ste' iii sitch exp 0ierinlt an lineh11onlto
forni'li of Ihle porwe'r which seen11s in seine
ohirs at a <distantce. I do not koowv hiow
in'V erh-e enn100: be rejected shiowinag that,
ill-r:<, <>olnsilolls sitot powe'tr hais lwen
Ill.or)t. It 5111ns niiio't more1 iil':llutou to-.11
11101 ofl :.uchi a powellr -not,, 11am1evecr, as
tor'ltulturl 'or exht rainatural, butt siniiplv aus
re1'oYni/oii, as5 it, 50eeins to nlierit, speoialh in.
Y'- ig:it iin. -R-ichardi A. Proctor in ioIstoni
crv low pople k:nowv anyt iling of Th inas'
1)11n-sli si, le. which is a ver hppyar.
imi I I1. I 'inlI., 11illlerttok to edtiunt1'a~ln
p II l,t iiihe aissistiant ar1<1 event tuaSll'si'USS ll
Ii ui't about i he' tii, Siho had enunillltj liwr foil
.f,. rek a nd i' eiigheri ninthotn:ltlies sihe. vetry
llnwisly invitl a c'ertin nitisical Gerinoni
upt the cho'i tlll. leture iefor hi pupils
'b-arn ii 5 ung ilt' follw'll t gagII)
>f, aitr .liun willen lIllki3 Iear' i sIel
1r)rni1 Ily il ove :11ili tlh 'ecturlI. lIt was11
'Il i Ienoug it' rtr lit " i Ais PorIl'trilot.
NI' V Il| I 1st
hiy LI hulic a ithniatcl hlria
iatetnibuti threeilhLI infeior31 m Iat in li:i min
in lii ic u lousIeepe,u1t)lhinhitto
nVuw) li1h1' ho strontha,tetho ta
's-'in u <>i n arei a- inga, i llie IIVI i
lt' <-~' lt's. (in, i < uli iitrtitlogs its e l i
treas iii at h )ruhy 'rotinat vi'i thin ed
-le, o l th r. IThI ns Wo stIeisec
QENERBAi NEWS NOTEs.
Itesa of 'Iateret Qathered from Varloue
The Missouri Republican State Conven
tion met at SedaV.& and elected Blaine dele
gates to the Chi ago Convention.
The Missouri Rtepublican State Conven
tion has nominated E. E. Kimball, of Ver
non county, for Governor.
Senators Allison, Aldrich, Iliscock, Beck
and Ilarris have been designated a sub
conmlittce to cOlJpile a tariff bill as a sub
stitute for Mills's bill.
The Ilepublican State Convention of Ne
braska has elected delegates to the Ublicago
Convention. They are uninstructed, but
Secretary Fairchil(d has approved the de
sign of the new twenty-dollar silver certiti
cntes bearing an excellent likeness of the
late Secretary Manning.
Nearly $900,000.hud bc.en raised up to
May 10 for foreign mtissions (if that $1,00(,
000 centennial in nl wIio h the Northern
Presbyterian Chinch has undertaken to
The Niatiolll (;onvention or the Fq u1al1
ltights party in SesSion at i)s Moini.: '.,
nominiatted lielva A. L ci. oo d fr P resi
dent, and( Al fred II. ILove If lhihatlelpii ill
for Vice President.
Capt. Itegan , a fIilriiner coii 1etor11( (if the
last. ''e:umOSse R, Virginia and1I Go;1gia
ltoad, is niow in Florida miaking a fortune.
lie recently inule $75,000 on a $1,500 in
vestment in real estate d(uring the 1)oom.
I)uring the roll in the New York State
Itepublican ConVention y(ester(day, when
the runne of Chauncey M. I )epew was re:ni,
it was received with a jifct storm of up
Melville E. Stone, founlder and editor of
the Chii1go News, has s4o1(1 his entirc in
t:rest to Vcl(tor F. lawson, who ha1s 11'en
Ilie pub1liser since shortly after the 1)aily
News was sti-ted.
'Thec Iltelllic:al ('onvention of the 'ith
V'irinia dli tri(t at C1):arlottecville hus
clec:te(d S:ontnir ltiihlleb( rgr1" und ix Sei:
tor' I,c"wis teleg:tes to the Chicgto, ('oniven -
tion. Theiuy fa vor Itlainc.
.\t ('inionn:t11 th l'ni n 1 :tahor Conve
tion hti:s adt- edt i a plat fo1iii 1al nomiili((d
A. .J. St:reetrr, of Illinois, ftir l'resiIent,
and ('Ctir: 1E. (unningilu, of little
It a-k, for \'i(e-I'residhenl.
Tihre thirdl day1 of Ih.: TI'xr(, int(rna(ti in:(
atl int(er'':i (lle ri,l :t:ad cr 1h-bration uas
devott d to itl delhI it irn of th' new Si ate
("aJitl b ib ling. lhc in ihtaiy :u:tl (ivic
die on (strution in i'1 honr.r it th:- (Vent h:s
probblylUrl neve ( een1Lithd in any tte.
''Thomna. 7r n )in , r.tilrii:rl empJliyer. wasc
shut :ui lilh'd1 in Alb:u:t: yi ul-o iy by"
Georg. i' MtIlma1n, reatl eatate ut,enl.
(;re:-hain 1111) cxles;c(d hiinsclf as fa:vura
bl( to iecr1et, so(i(tii , wV: h:cldlictu:m,
who wVIS druunk, l tilb- out11 a p itoul 1(nd(
\ New Y'rk lhsin-, 11)i11 h1 ; nv(ovel
me.hod of rlreshinlg htit I nmot. W\ hen
he has5 suith ing imp ta 41t414 to atItnd toII
the" next. dayi, ht wCrit("s hin(.:lf a lat tnl
(ard, rem inlin: hinl of the" muattIer :an(l,
'ini1g the (:card moi ung thie mil th next
iiorning, attends to it the Iirst thing.
Te th1ireen-ye:ub-i"t Soi of I. 1.
\ iahn, weii-tu(lo farnor nid-":int ncar
.lae kson, (:., h:tngd hiniself in the barn
T'ue-ibly night wvith the wa:gun Unes. Ili
v- the f,nllil. Ju-t, m1li grief'ovcr a slight
vhil Jipu:; iwitli a switch. :ul inist(r(l b'
his 1nothrll, is supp osei to 11uve been the
(1use of tihe iiiile.
S)n \Wc(Ini(thlay nighI I'elix Jones ca1lle"d
at th e re.sidten(e 4of .Mrs. St an ford ini At
hulit4 toi escort1 1141 thighiter' to chu(reh.
hI )n Stioforld, brot her- of thle girt, pla3y
fully po4in1ted1 a pisto4l at. Jones, when.'3 it
was13 d1ischargedl accide-ntailly, the4 billet (en
-tiling . lnes's he4:141. .lones diedl in a few
hiourls. Thle (oroneir's veniet was dleatIl
Tlhe- emp1lo4yee(s of Siinger-. Nimni4-k & Co.,
\ a.. ha:ve I wen iiLil i tht lheir wages.
wil be( redhiied '144 perm (ent. 44n May 2e
IThe adlvanice gran:13t4- ini124 Feluary, ~1587.
30131 the propol4se4l rei11tI(in wvitIll uke wa:4 es
tIhe s:ane as5 they4. were23 pIi 1 t i:mt a<l
Van43e. A h4131 3a1 44hou:Ui men21 are affhe(e.
Tihm Teinnt 55ee State4 Democra(42tic2 (Con
v4*3li<i433 whVich .im:s been(1 143 3-tio sincei43
It-hiri L,. Taylo f44ori re-31letionl. ThIe op~
po 4ti 4, w..hichi liii hI e I4& hfing134 4)3 h im i
(4very 41((3sjin, surr i3mb-reli aintl tile forltlt
hdha44 resnlin-, varia1:31ly in4 his 4imina3tion3
b y aclanatI3:ion,, a113 3n re4eived4 noi.4Iy every'
11I(he brea ini 11he .\lissis1sippi: levee inc4r4eases
- 31otete w414Vill '''lun be( iln tl4- boitio 4433 an 4
Iiunene-i lake. (>)wner-s and4 tenan433( are4
I 1afety 3~, l v ji most of3l( th ir propert
33he1 li:nes ~4 3l31ndreds of33 failes a
31h (i water3. h3av1 ing no h-to o.Ae
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-- ot it t-d. something moo tIan low prieo. to nako oar
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i- iwr, ass is fleelt It is lirm and unyl.lding.
oit coiars, be-auso oftho iry, tig ht twsst of tho wool. It
trss Itl. stents-ne.
N EXT,nas to oa.low
ptrlE-cs. 'rhat comes frwnu our
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ltiesnd a.ksing c,.lr s,ns aI.roflls.
dnrts of thrsc mitll., atnt that
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Ecllst workmaunsuhip anl~u~n
leturnI TubuhIlor Boilers a W Ity.
TheIl enrrenI t session of thi htUt
eloses .flnnary 21st, 1888, when t
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The1 p'resenlt session is one6
rosperous in the history ofa
ute. T]here is room for (ll
boarding pupliils. The heal i
ichootl, thts atcctlflommtijons of ba
iig depsartmilent, land the eiie d
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Rev. WVM. R. ATKINSON,
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PHI V ArT E B0 A lIIN(
ON TH1ll~ IC ilSTJ Oft (J1a )3
ndl(ersigned optenhd at
i 'harIestonl, for theo atec -lolto~
IttI rainsienl t d Prml t ut no )tti
rnei(r of Wen~twoarthI and (I. - ~
conzvenlj Ilt ly neaIr thei buns1
K iing iit 'est, yeut freq - I
ach from the Acade
tom Chiurcht: of all
tired, and1( iitIsd lil ill
ow furmiture and fixtuire,
otcr further iniformat
iti or MliA S