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W I L L I A M S & 0 A V 1 8.
a-rnia.-The HERALD is published Week
y. In i Ie Town of Winsboro, at, $3.00
Avariably in advance.
isg All Ir-isinI t 11dvortiseu ents to be
x'.4 1) IN A > V.A NCE.
Oteiiunry Nolioos 1id Tributes $1.00
per i quare.
A"Little Mas.1 Episode.
In the year of i .r Lord 1866, it
became the good; tuno of the wri
ter to settle dow in the beautiful
city of Now Berne, after having re
ceived an honorable discharge from
the United States Army. In the
month of June. while engaged in the
multifarious duties of editing and
publishing the Now Berne Dlaily
Times, he was passing through
Craven Street, when his attention
was attracted by a tapping on the
window of a jewelry store. We
passed in and found a bummer of
Slernma's army trying to put a set
of silver Lodge jewels into our
friend Charilcy. We started for the
door to call a guard for the purpose
of arresting the bummer, but the
fellow inistrusting our object,
picked up the jewels and began to
skedaddle with his booty. We found
that that game wouldn't work, and
so we invited him into the back room,
wl:ore we made a bargain with him,
r a for the sum of $25, became the
1 ssessor of a beautiful set of Lodge I
jewels. We immediately advertised
the Grand Lodge of North Carolina,
and by public advertisement in the
J'aily ''imest, the public, of our
treasure. Soon every paper in North
and South Carolina copied our ad
vertisenent. Letters by the pouchful
began to arrive, describing those
jewels. We received some thirty
letters fro n as many different
Lodges whio had lost similar arti
At lasp one came from Col. James
H. Ilion, of Winnsbor~o, S. C., do
scribing them to our satisfaction.
We packed them up, gave them in
charge of the Southern Express
Company, who kindly undertook
their charge free of eXpellRO, and
away they went on their journey
It the mean time we sickened,
and sought for health in New Jetsoy.
In the winter of 1866, we received a
letter from Col. Rion, which had
been forwarded to us, stating that
the jewels were not his, but that
tieyTiolnged to Flint Hill Lodge,
had been identified, but the Lodge
had not money to redeem them.
We wrote him to the effect that they
did not belong to us, but give them
to the Lodge, and place the debt to
the credit of Masonry.
Time rolled on. In Nov. 1869,
bro. Rion wrote to our worthy sue
cossor in Now Borne, (Col. Geo. W.
Nason, Jr.,) having mislaid our letter,
that the money was ready for us.
This letter was received by a clerk
of our successor during his abs;ence,
anud filed nway, where it rested until
Aug. 1875i, when our successor, in
looking over his old letters, found
-it, andl mailed it to us from Rix ford,
Florida. We received the old letter
about the miidle~ of September last.
*We immediately notified bro. Rtion,
and six days from the receipt of his
letter, (which had been fix years inI
reaching us,) we recived a check
upon New York, which was duly
It was but a small matter of itself,
b)ut the curious circumstances which
seemed to attend our efforts to
p~lace the jowels in the hands of
their lawful owners, and the fidelity
of our southern brother, Col. James
H. Rion, in nobly seconding our ef
forts, have indelibly stamped that
transaction upon01 our minds. It
proved a pleasant duty to us. In our
in torcouirse with sou themrn masons,
we haveoever found them honorable
and uiprigh t, scorning little things,
and endeavoring to live up to their
masonic profession. Though many
of those wvith whom we exchanged the
mason's salutation, have p~assed over
tihe river, yet their memory is green
in our hearts.-Newo Jersey Courier.
An interesting fact is mentioned
by the Cincinnati Gazettc iln Con
ndctioni with the loss and estimation
of, fractional currency as ascertained
from tihe Treasury Department
figures. It is well known that the
Government is really the gainer by
a large amount by tile disappearance
of smiall notes and currency, but the
figures regarding the .three and, lve
cent issues of fractional currency,
when it is remembered how many of
them are required to make a dollar,
are particularly interesting., Thme
issue of these notes by the ;Govern
ment ceased in April, .1869, at which
time there had been issued *602,000
of the, denomination of thlree ,conte,
and $5,700,000 of the fivecentseries,
and although over six years hiavo
o ipsed thore are still outstanding
. 2, 000 in three cent notes ancd over
A1,870.000 of the tio c-ent 'un.
Jehu Kelly, the Tammany Dicta
tors Sketched.
NuwYonR, October 19 ,T-Just nQw
John Kelly is the be inir of one
hlfof the daily newspapers. of New
York, and .the white idol of the other
half. He is accused -of lleing a
public plunderer on the one hand,
and defended as a pure and singlo
minded man on the other. The
reason for this onslaught and de
fence is that he is the undoubted
dictator of the Tammy Democracy,
and therefore the salient mark fer
the shafts of those who are striving
to break down the power of Tamma
ny Hall in the present political con
test. In answer to the public craving
for some information concerning the
private history of this remarkable
man-for he who rose from an hum
ble lot to reign chief of the ruling
faction of the Democracy of the
metropolis must. be a remarkable
man-one of the daily papers pub
lishes a racy sketch of him. We
learn from this that he is a New
Yorker (instead, as has been sup
posed an Irishman,) by birth ; that
he was born in poverty, and made
himself modestly well off by legiti
mate business, and not by politics ;
that he has held but few offices, and
none of late years ; (he was once a
member of Congress,) and that he is
now engaged solely in the business
of running the local Democratic
party, for which -ho expects and
wants no office and will take no pay.
Kelly is a lonely man. His wifeand
children are all dead,, but lie lives in
the modest house in Lexington
avenue, where they once lived, sur
rounded by the mementoes of their
lives. He sits in his back parlor
and receives the world. Visitors are
not required to be announced by
card ; all can see him in turn, as long
as the hours of the daily reception
last. To be the dictator of politics
in Now York means that the man
must give audience daily to hundred
of people with various axes to grind.
John Kelly is a man, bulky in form
with a big face, whose lower part is
covered with characteristic bushy
moustache and whiskers. One of
the best things said of him is that
he is paying the expenses of the
education of five young men, of them
being in Europe, and studying for
the ministry. Of course, this pic
ture of the Boss is not \accepted as
accurate by his opponents. Accord
ing to the Herald and Sun he is as
wicked as Twccd. and his natural
successor.. So the local fight is cen
tering on the character of John
Kelly; and by the result lie will con
tinue to reign in greater power than
ever, or fall nevermore to rise.
ewc C. Courier.
A New Application ofGunCottcn.
The telegraph recently gave us a
brief account of an explosion in a
"cellulloid" factory in Newark, N. J.
Most of our readers, perhaps, never
heard of "celluloid" before, and of
course have no idea what sort of a
manufactory was blown up in
Newark. "Celluloid" is a newly dis
covered substance manufactured
from several ingredients, chief
aniong Ihem gun cotton and cam
phlor, which possesses a high value
on account of its close resemblance
to coral, ivory, tortoise shell, amber
or~ malachite, according to p refer
ence. Not only is it susceptible of
the richest and most delicate color
ing, but is very light and at the
same time very tough, and in these
respects superior to any known sub
stance now in use for a great variety
of purposes. The coral imitations
are so perfect that expert jewelers
fail to detect its real character with
out close inspcctiou. The principal
seat of its manufacture is Nowyrk,
though companies are springing u~p
in other parts of the country. It i9
largely used in the manufacture of
jewelry and fancy goods, and though
not easily broken, is highly inflam
mable and ignites instantly, it is
said, when placed in contact with
Advices from Washington state
that the p~reliminary motions have
been made toward the carrying out
of the law for the reorganization of
the Treasury Department, pased
last Winter, which contained a pro
vise that after January 1 next the
appointments shall be so arranged as
to be equally distributed between
the several States, Territories, and
the Distiict of Columbia, accorditiy
to population. To obtain the inifor
malitioni necessary to give eif'ect to
this provision, a circular contabling
a list of questions to be answeredhaus
just been distributed among Tressau
ry officials, each being reqtiried to
state hbil)egal reidence, deoi of p
poinitnient, &c. Then disti-ibutibs of
the circtilar, ive are .told, hasfpro
duced great cneteniitiori ainong
officials froni tidsa he(tios 'Midfh
arc fot flg h repi&dntedThVe
~ct f(stlietts ai i Dh itI
of Columbia, each of which has a
v'ery largely disproportionate num
ber of officials in the Deartment
DREs$Es o uov. REMPERX AND 'bU
RIoCnoH p ., October 2.-Thui
day has been made memorable..i
the annals of Richmond and leni
additional lustre to the proud ianic
of Virginia by tie tribute of iti
people to the. pqnmory.of its gallai
warrior, patriot and Christian -sol
dier, .Gen. T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson
on the occasion. of the 'formal in
auguratgon of the statue by Foley
presented to Virginia by a niunbo
of English gentlemen. The impos
ing pageant an.Viihteresting ceromo
nics combined to make th grandesi
demonstration ever witnessed in
this city. The attractions of th<
State Fair and this extraordinary
event have brought 'together pdo.
plo from every direction within the
borders of the State as well as frorr
sympathizing communities beyond
This fact was evidenced on 'all
sides by tho crowded condition of
the streets, the holiday appearanet
of the city, the many thousands - of
spectators along the line of march,
and the' general enthusidaem thai
prevailed. Decorations of every
description were to be soon in every
direction, embracing evergreens iii
every conceivable shape, festooningi
of the national colors, appropriate
inseriptions, banners and flags of
many nations, the Federal and Eng
lish colors predominating, By ari
early hour the principal streets be
gan to present an animated appear
ance, the crowds augmenting steadi.
lyuntil the procession moved, b3
which time the side-walks along the
route of march were crowded wlth
surging iassen, and every available
place where a view conid be had was
filled with eager ' spectators. The
procession occupied one hour and-a
half in passing a given point, mov
lug rapidf' aia wa edmposed of
all the city military, infantry, 'an'd
artilery; visiting companies fron
Norfolk, Petersburg, Charlottes
ville, Staunton, Williamsburg, and
North Carolina, the corps of cadets
of the Virginia Military Institute,
with their battery, the cadets of
the Agricultural and Mechanical
College, at Blacksburg, Va., surviv
ing members of the many commands
of the late war, including those of
the famous Stonewall brigade, the
Catholic societies of Richmond, the
students of Richmond Colloge, sing
ing societies, etc., besides a long
cortege of carriages and other
vehicles, containing many distin
guished persons. Gen. Jos. .
Johnson was chief marshal, and
Gen. Harry Heth his prindipal as
sistant. Notwithstanding Gen.
Heth's letter, the colored organiza
tiona decided not turn out, althougi
it was believed they would up tc
the last moment. Arn ived at the
capitol, the procession was massed
in the vicinity of the veiled statue
and platform, from. which the
oration was to be delivered. After
prayer by Bishop Doggett, of the
M. E. Church South, Gov. Kempem
made an introductory address,' iT
which he spoke in most feeling
terms of the (occasion and in culog3
of Jackson. In one of his reforenchl
to this tribute to the .momory of
great man, he said :"Let it enduri
as a perpetual expression of thai
world-wvide sympathy with tri
greatness which prompted so noble
a gift from Grea~t B~ritain\ to Vir
ghmia, and let its preservation' attest
the gratitude of the commonwealth
to those great hearted gentlemen o:
England who originate4 and pro
cured it as a tribute to the memor'
of her son." He concluded by in
troducing Rev. M. D. Hoge, of, th<
Presbyterian Church, as the oratoi
of the day. Dr.. loge, after sr
eloquent exordium, in which he a]
luded to the hallowved muemnoric
suggested by' the occasion, 'ijnd the
inspiihg sd6ee ' befoi'e- him, dis
cnssed what he considered thi-et
elements of the secret of Jackson'
power and ihiluence : First, in thi
fact that he was theo incarnation o:
tlhose heroic qualftieA whidhi fit thei)
possessor to lead and compiani
men, and'W*hich, therefore, al"
attmaet the admiriation, kindle i
imagination and arouse the enthu
siasm of the people. Second, i
Iwas the' grealtness whAiich ciomes wvi~h
out bbing aotght fordites own' sake
the unconsolousareathese whmicll re.
stilts from self saorificeand stiprea
devotion to duty. Third, the:purita
and eletatioh of hIs& eha'ater, ep
servant~if the Most High God. Dr
floge eloquently"&nd ably illnAtitei
and enfor'eed these points by Ahrik
Iing incidents 'in the life of the greA'
Chrigtain.' In his conchuision, hi
c'hltig', and said -thWt a s'ldiqi'
~ dlr rad oetradea 'of dt~Wbe
I alJe6fdesikbedtra tbtjhei
p arole and to the union #f thes
American States, but at thie sam
tima that Union can only comma
-thei rha t gy a' 'it
'st~a a B rctftl'eta
1 thequalg I 44Mi
iwchiisett N ad-' New Nork.,,He
ebnludedbysumonigg & s i4itfS
of thezherassat my .
past, .whose bro x for rms ,t
eye on Caphal ill, to otk
of disden ail 3>ari-i 'col" MA
gq ii ake'of the Vresehtfnr : -cIt1Wd
from'Jackson's ;Iord u
eame 1D2 hallQpwed leg 9.:. r 9
was fre9tgently .u errute ' -,
thusiastic applaaO. A't ih 1M1
words of the orator died a*ay, tthe
veiling of ther tnonument .'asL 0nsi.
denly ,ithdrawn, ae4, the
thundering cieep of , ti
the iring of muskt yy, d otiig
of, ceamOiI, the bron e' B5tf-e
Jackson greeted thed ga bf the :as
sembled thousands. - At this poit,
Gen. Page,.of.No rfok,jinr0 uce4 to'
the crowd Gen. Jackson s on c phild
a little girl of thirltea ,%hb ''as,
receivd vith* deLafening ua tein
tinuod che6rs. The ceremone ,
were concluded by the :singing ,9f
Luther's grand authern, "A estle
of strength is our fiord" by the
Gesang Verein of Virginia, the:
Richeiond Jhilhrmoni&' Association
and other amateur singoro.0 umber-,
ing nearly one hundged ift'
Imale voices accompanied. by th
combined bandy that We'r i n' the
procession. The 'citftd'ni*htt is
brilliantly illuminated:anid there: i,
a gorgeous display Qf flre-works on
Capitol squa e.
A Frontier' 'Frolile
Just us5eve were going to press last
week'we received the nowe9f a fata*
ciutting and stabbing affroy that oe
cursed at Bosler's ranch on the North
Platte. The parties engaged were a
Teoan herder and "a S$aniard, w ho
also came up the trail this year.
4'here had been ,bad blood between
thlem, forone aim , bu qwing to
he interfen'e of frleu s, tli6 two
cow-punchers" had been ke pt from
doing each other injury. he fatal
meeting was in camp where the
Spaniard was temporarily engaged
as cook, and was over the fire pro
-parin a meal when his enemy came
upon im with evil in his eye, and
strong yearning for blood in his
heart. The Texan saluted the
Spaniard with "You black s-n of
a b--h of a co w-puncher, I've got
you now, and I'll let some of It out
of you," and rushed at the Spaniard
with a camp butcher knife. The
Spaniard defended himself with a
.p ying pan which he was using in
cooking flipjacks. The first' pass
made by the Texan was parried
handsomely, and in return the
Spaniard rave Mr. Texan a wipe on
the jaw 'w. .a the bottom of the pan,
and the hot grease went into the
Texan's face, burning him considera
bly and raising his fury to a red heat.
Now the conflict raged furiously, the
Texan striking and slashing with his
knife, and the Spaniard parrying the
blows and getting in a slap with his
pn wheneyer he could. For a time
th fight progressed without any
particular advantage being gained
by either party. The cook hugged
the camp-fire, and endeavored to
keep hsassailant at on the op osite
side of the fire from himse f, by
which stratagem he succeeded in
:keeping his enemy from closing' in
upon him with his knife. But, un
fortunately, the -Spaniard made a
misstep and fell across the lire,
which placed him at the mercy of his
heartless enemy. He was no sooner
'down than .the fatal knife was
plunged cledr to'the hilt, again and
again. Es soon as' the Texan had
'done the bloody work, he mounted
his horse and fled, leaving hie victim'
to roast in the lire, and has notV been
seeqn since, except by a party* of
herdei-a further ip the rivoit, where
thei mi-idorer' stopped and got some
thing to eat. :'He boasted to them
nyhat he lh done,. and narrated in
particular how they had spar'redl at
each other over the fire, aid'-how he
finally '9mcnhed" his man and -left
1him to ro~st in the fire lke a 'Ieias
yamn. The fleeing cow.,puncher
semdto have-no regrets, but rather
.enjoyed the recollection of what he
had done.
I'A 'shirt time after thme bloody
scened dbmple of the'herders belong
igk to othe coutib cae in for.thezr,
dimmer, ed;.wer g reatly ggvesi at
*nng tamir)csp roastmn in the
1. After takg1d i oit of the
oie o f other dtie~ld to Sidnef
~and 'notified the: sheriff of the
)toitu * delIieration bbtht In 'w
fd i &ddording td the abwe' fgotea
L'~~ha mvta N~Akin
.1 ybft~bobc . r,"Wiof 4h er'd te
3 in the coat tail pocket,ha macinn
would sell more rapidly..hNorrie
1 towg. Hrald.
TA 54'M9 x6R WAitio 0 r, A ii o
J Tha i a irway carriag on
'inciucii alil bti t. 'huiziberin asat,
including ou stuffy Pullman > alages.
ubteI le@g; o 'r4age fie is
iggest vegpg murn apa' ot
.pieB (gallin for pf ieti~ and cn
. d xold ibi's. T 'er''beiig:no
by wohch onddortor can pass
orm' earriage to. painig9 ci
tyaftr etp trin .g. onge
~ v~ay7th passengera find
th 1'iselves l6oked m, "ind
fi t'd olitinoa dieditskions,'i-obbe~kti
t>uderagdrape-ate in, ordb* 'On
the o ptsas si;s;rp, rprufiggdyne
times at the rate of a mile a.magte,
ih feiv stoppages, the noile opjpor
idilties ha6 beon' seized upon tQ
'jrpetrate som'i of; th6 most fearful
eriindktiown to the criminal palen
o,..,Al cold be remedied hi "v
nn e. mahni-o by runinling a cord,'as
1thithough the train and within
Modth ofthelptssengers. But our
portly frie4nd f " perAd,ious Albion
qt yt 'by any mapner of mean"
e to do anything a of sii le,
* especially if the gar
dM i had preceded him hi its
'(ib. ' 0o, after a series of atrocious
anbrdeks,,dohn was driven bv law
pudpublic opii4on to suggesting a
p9mled and lorthwithi inserted ani
elect. cntichin'e'that coimunicated a
ith flah of rriage- ,by, bmeans' of a
'ing inolosed in plato,glas. To get
atJhje .ring,; 99 qpaut, break the
sr , , To lreaS theo glass ahd ring
atMe risk of cutting one's fingers i#
swchl a' trild that several old- maids
aid tiihid gentlemen have .submitted
to outrages of the most aggravated
sort rather than do so bold a thing
as the remedy demands. Colonel
Stackpole, of Kentucky, simplified
the matter in a row with some
thimble-ringers, by smashing the
glass with a shot from his revolver.
When he turned to his assailants,
after .demongtkatipi, lie found
they hat sneaked 'lirough the' win
dow at the' risk of breaking their
worthless necks.
The worst part of the business is
that the machine being seldom used,
is seldom in order. Our inestima
ble fellow-citizen 'and friend, Mr.
Indigo Jones, of Milwaukee-a
puffy, fussy, cupulent old gentleman
-had the wife of his bosom taken
with the colic, like t lie Irishman on
sleep, she turns her attention to it
and gives Jones a first class speci
men. There was but one other
passenger in the carriage, and he
was chased from corner to corner by
the agonized female sufferer, who
doubled tip and expanded and lashed
out and yelled with such violence
that the poor stranger evidently
thought his life in peril ; so when
Jones smashed one glass the fright
ed stranger smashed another, and
they continued these demonstrations
until all the signals had been pulled
but not rung. But the train contin
ued thundering on, and Mrs. Jones
continued screaming. The passen
gers in the next carriage, believing 1
a murder under way, smashed their;
glasses without effect, and -then
leaning out at the windows men
women and children screamed andi
gesticulated until every glass was
broken in the train, and at last,
when Mrs: Jones was in her ending
gasp,. apparently, the conductor, or
guard, as he is called, brought the
express to a stop, and all the pri
vate flasks of the train were poured
into Mrs. Jones, and all the smel
ling-bottles and camphor emptied
over her, when she revived.
The most amusing istance,
however, that comes to us is of a
nervous old gentleman of a night
train, who feed the guard to give him
a, carriage tp himself. Tis cost
himi half a crown, a specimen of a
shillings wvo-th. He might have
seoured the place to himself by pay
ing in a legitimate manner ; but
this carries one from the shilling to
the p ouna--from where one gets a
good deal for-a very little to where
orie pars extravagantly for almost
nothing. The old gentleman had
rolled into a coiner preparatory to
a sleep, when a female wvas thrust in. I
Of coursp, th~is made the elderly
gentleman very indignant. It was a
frandbleht transaction, in whiich lie
lost half a crown. He growled and
"'norted at the poor ~woman, who
shr'unkt into an opposite corner.
*Suddenly it strnek hinm thait this
was a game set up og~ bisp," to e
a p rap peculiar to ouri free land
Hewas spized with a paiui.'
'It took shage in his loaning from
the '*wi'derw and gazing hiurriedly
aboute him! betweeni. intervals, in
,whpu ho trie4 to; isu,ipgdate. tins
age fmale. by growling, snbitng
and rowigg" "t hof.
'Th'o *aged femidte an old maid,
'dook a tst'fe.
1She feltthat cher hour ha ,oome.
the worst.
SThe old gntlnman m-asped h1s
oan, Hy gs ip ,4o ub whether t
break the glass and pull the signa
or repel boardere jin case she assau
ted l~6'
The. uiome sped slowlj on. Tb
gid en man, hi a state boi
. - in o 'fnzyv, rosy up. Th
rema start:&it>o her feet. Qui
lightning.the agod masculine son
Fhe ieoad of is scane through th
lpss, i pd ed ghe ring. To hii
iazoneb t he eas-d the jinglin
of'glahs; aid turning round, saw th
renale' ;enemy gdoing through th
sime progess with the htndle .of a1
timbrella. Having aceomplishei
fhis, fiip, Ohe incontinently fainte<
in th9 seat. The train sped on, pay
png no heed to the signals. A igh
,sort of flash of common sense
)roke in on the brain of the gentl<
an. He approached the enemy
Rie lifted her head and poured som
in down her throat. Slowly sh
"Am I lost ?" she murmured.
"No, madam he responded ; "yoi
re like me, a damned old fool."
"Man, I defy you 1" she suddenl;
tried, starting up.
"Don't be more of a fool than yoi
,an help," he said, and then, after
rmuse, he added s "Fortunately th
signals won't work-they never dc
We have not stopped the train, bu
we have succeeded in doing consid
3rable damage to the property of thi
3ompany, for which, if discovered
we shall have to pay. Now, madam
it the next station lot us got ou
uietly and take places in other part
)f his train."
tis they did with that impunit
vhich accompanies age. They es
saped, and for weoks after the bes
letectives of England were bus
vorking up a mysterious case of vic
once that never was explained. -
Don Piatt in the Wash. Capital.
Inv ocenceomd Obstinacy.
T*.ie other evening a Detroit joke
Slipped a little pink love letter int
the pocket of a staid old eitizn a
they were riding on the street" er
IOf course, the old citizen's wif
nado a dive for his overcoat pocket
is she passed through the hall, an
when she had digested the love le
ber she determined to commit sui
aide. While going up stairs afte
tier bonnet she got mad and change
her mind. Walking into the rooj
where he sat before a cheerful fir(
the exclaimed :
"Love you better than your owi
ife, eh 1"
"Who--what ?" he inquired.
"And she wants to know how tha
[aldheaded wife of yours gets along
shi !"
"I really-I can't - -."
"And she wants $50 to buy her
get of furs, does she t"
"Why, Mary-why, what are yoi
talking about ?"
"Oh! it's come out-I've got th
iroofs I" she shouted, making a das
or his hair.
The worthy man has sworn th
nost solemn oaths to his innocence
>ffered to let her employ a detectiv
;o shadow him ; accounted for ever
aour of his absence during the las
rear', and furnished fifty theories i1
:egard to the letter, and yet th
vife coldly remarks that she is stay
ng there solely on the children'
iccount.--1etroit Fr',ee Fre.
A Her'oineo by Mistake.
One dark night, not long ago,
mrglar entered a private residene
n Broad. On ascending on
light of stairs he observed a ligh
n a chambeor, and while deliberating
vhat to do, a large woman suddenli
lescended upon him, seized him b'
~he throat, pushed him dowi
:,brough the hall, and forced hir
nito the street before he had tim
o think. "Heroic Repulse of
Burglar by a Woman" was the wat
he story wvas told the next day
But wvhen friends called and coil
gratulated her 'upon her couragE
ihe exclaimed : "Good gracious
[ didn't know it was a burglar I .1
[ had, I should havo beeni frightene
~o death. .I thought it was mn
musband come home dirunk, and
vas determined lhe shouldn't sta'
n the house 'in that condition."
Tse.vington Gazette.
THE ROc.-This was a inonstrou
iird which was said to inhabit al
sland in thme Chinese Sea. In th
'Arabian Nights," Sinbad, the sailom
inas a great deal to say about thiu
strange creatui'e, whose size atni
strengtht were so great that it couh<
inarry one elephant in its beak anm
mother in eAch of its talons.: ic
ures genlera'lly represent it in thi
imy ; and the elephaknts look a
neek as kittens, sailing through th
mir in this unplhasant style Th
bhree were probably devoured in the
sourse of the day. A Roe egg wa
said to be like an endrmouus whit
Iodne, and as firm as a mountain.
St. Nico4.
'If f'ou wielfto enijoy cotistitutior
la liberty, don't wear a pull-baec
Nigh Wat6r.
An Englishman who travels fbr a
OIbicago hou~e,* got a cinder in his,
e eye while looking out of the car
window not lont since, and by the
e time he reached I urlington his
k optic was in-a dreadfully inammed
t condition. He went straight to
a drug store that had been, struckby
s the freshet, d where _ateam-en
f gipe end l cleet brigade were tryhg
3 to empty.a celasr. "Young fello*,'
3 the t -avlersafd to 'the lerk, "hi
i want ha-bottle hof'h'eye,water, .yo,u
I know." "R igh'war, hey f" roared
I the indignant proprietor who. wqs
trying to. ligure up his loss, Mait
b high water, do ye ?" And he collared
the astQnisaed traveler and chuckqd
- him down the cellar steps into fogr
feet of muddy water, remarking that
3 he guessed that would :teach hih1
3 this was not the time or the place to
come around with .wfeeling jokes
about high water.-..urlington
i Hawk Eye.
At Baltimore, recently, in the
United States District Court, a m'an
t was convicted of sending postal
a cards containing scurrilous language
3 through the post office, and he was
fined $200 and costs. Perhaps the
t most noticeable thing about this
- case is the reminder which it furnish
es us of the rareness of the offense.
, Before the postal cards were es
tablished it was feared that one of
t the chief objections to them would
3 be that they offered facilities for
circulating anonymous slanders by
r exposing them to being read in the
post office itself and by the carriers.
t As a matter of experience the abase
7 has not been nearly as great as had
- been feared ; and the occasional
- prosecution -.i punishment of the
cases in whi e offense occurs
will tend to make.'it cease almost
entirely. Independently of the in
trinsic wrong involved, it would, of
r course, be a great outrage. to serious
ly injure a device which has proved
a so great a convenience and economy.
? A case of interest to photographers .
a has just been brought before a
I Brooklyn Court. A. young woman
went to a photographic gallery to
have her portrait taken. Seventeen
r attempts were made and' the seven -
I teen portraits were successively, re
z jected as unsatisfactory. Then the
, photographer got mad, went to the
Court and brought suit for the. cost
of taking seventeen portraits. The
defense set up is that he engaged to
produce a satisfactory likeness and
I did not do it. The. photographers
, and the photographed th~toughout
the country will be interested in the
of the suit.
Chicago Tribune : ,ittle Cora
i Fisher, of Rutherfoft 'Park, New
Jersey, was bitten" by a dog last
o Juno. Her lip, where the wound
a was inflicted, was washed and dress
ed, but not cauterized. A few days
3 ago the child went into convulsion
on hearing the sound of ' purping
3 water, and in three hours died in
awful agony. And yet there are
t people who grumble because a
policeman ocoasionally poisona a
a stray dog.
It was at Wickliffe's Stroud City
Hotel, a traveler came down stairs
before breakfast, and asked for a
pitcher of wvater, with which to per
form his ablutions. The landlord
looked at him and said, "Look hyar,
stranger, wve don't want none of your
Soney airs around hyar. Pitcher of
water, be d-d. Thar's a branch
rdown thlere behind the house, go
there and wash.-Owensbirg MAonaf
r "What kind of peaches ave hose?"
3 asked a gentleman of a fruit -vender
i on the street on Saturday. "Them's
,r Enloch Arden peaches, sir," vwas the
.resp~onse. "Nevek' heard of that
- kinde before. Good, are :they V"
, "Splendid, sir." "Why do you call
I themn Enoch Arden peaches, my
f young fellow ?" "'Cause they are
I waiting for a sale." He bought
rv some, and passed on musing.
A gentleman in Washington on fa
miliar terms with the Pr'ddident, in
the cottrse of a conversation tihe
other day said : "Mar~k my words,
Gen Grant will, by .some nieans or
other, before the end of next spring, ~
be before the country as a 1fresiden
tial candidate on a hard mneney *
non-sectarian school platform,aV , ,
the republican convention will
comnpelled to take him up." *
A negro appeared at the door of,
the executive manson at Washing-~
ton, the other day, and prolaimed
that President was his father. As
he was armed with a. BBeven-shooter,
ho was hot .adithitted to the great
Sfather's presence,. ut was escorted
to the lunatic asyjunr
Clarkj Ed4nondson, btother of the
negro recently hanged at Fayette
-ville, Georgia- for rape, committed
k the samre oiflenee, the other day, and
was hung on the sazno scaffold.,

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