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E. A. WEBSTER. Editor and Proprietor. A Weekly Paper Devoted to Temperance, Literature and Politise.
VOLUME IL ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1S75. NUMBER 15.
TIMELY TOPICS.
TUB Freedman's Hunk at Washington
has commenced paying \o depositors the
twenty per cent, dividend decided on
sonic weeks ago._
GEN. GARFIEI? says that lie intends
to move a repeal of thc law increasing the
postage upon newspapers as soon as con
gress assembles.
"*> RussrA's part in our exhibition next
year m?y be camparatively small, but it
will bc interesting all the ?une. It will
consist of products which cannot be du
plicated by any other country, for they
are lo bc confined to those which are pe
culiar to her soil and climate.
Til KY have recently had the seventh
annual cat show in the Crystal Palace,
London. The highest priced cat was val
ued by its owner at 850,000, hilt it didn't
get the first prize. "Tommy Dodd," aged
nine years, valued at ?">00 was thc win
ner. There were over five hundred eats
exhibited. _
Tji? city of Berlin has but one steam
fire engine, thc rest being old-fashioned
limul machines, and thc water supply i:
inadequate. Recently an immense now
hotel was burned, and water was brough
in barrels and pumped feebly to the sec
omi story where there was no fire. A
>. length a heavy rain extinguished tin
Hames.
WASHINGTON dispatches assert tba
the Commissioner of Internal Revenu
will not recommend any increase of tax
ation this winter. The receipts on whif
ky, etc., during the last year have l>ee]
larger than in any year, except 187t
since the taxes were first imposed, and a
the increased rate they will bc sti
further augmented during the curren
fiscal year*
COFFEE drinkers will please rememhe
that thc crop reports do not hold out ail
comforting assurances. A falling off lu
been reported all around. Of old J av
there is a considerable falling off. Ri
- v shows a still more marked diminutioi
though there is some coffee of thc pr
vious crop left over. The islands nei
Java show a decrease of about fifty pi
cent, iii production.
IT is a significant fact that thc grai
trade of New York has fallen off this ye;
18,772,010 bushels as compared with la
yoar, while the delivery at Baltimore
greater than last last. Philadelphia ali
shows a gain. When our southern rai
way system is made what it ought to b
Charleston, Port Royal and Savannah wi
export more grain, flour and meat till
. any other Atlantic cities.
PEOPLE who write letters will find
Btruction in the facts shown in the repo
of the dead letter office last year. Son
3,640,797 letters went astray, main
through carelessness in directing. Thc
was taken out of these letters the astoi
ishiijgly large sum of $3,500,000. All .
this was returned to its owners with tl
exception of $400,000, which remains i
a profit to thc Post-office Department.
FITZROY, believed to have been chi
in thc organization of the whiskey rii
at St. Louis, went into court Tucsda
and, to the dismay of his counsel, plead?
guilty tb all the counts in the indictino:
against himself. Thorpe, a late stoi
keeper, also threw himself on the mer
cf the court. This action is consider
at St. Louis as tlie most significant ci
node in the downfall of tlie once form
able underground organization.
-*fe ***-'
A COMPARATIVE analysis of thc pub
debt statement published shows a <
reuse in legal tenders during the 1
month of $700,000, and in fractional c
s roney bf $102,000. Thc Treasury 1
ance increased nearly $11,000,000. 1
five-twenties of 1802 have disappeu
from ftie interest bearing debt, hay
been absorned by thc new fives. 1
$10,000,000 of 18G4 bonds called in, lei
but about $i2,000,000,T)f the new fi
not taken. There Are about $$,000,
of the now 'G4a still outstanding, i
^ they will be called in before the 1
* inst.
BA vs an English paper: A'eampl
condensed milk, weighing about one. h
hundred pounds, was exhibited at
rdom?4>f thc Society of Arts, and., an
t?resting experiment made (hereon.
mammontfc piece of IKolified fluid
prepared by Hooke r's? process, it
" been exposed to the action of tho air
four years and three innntlis, yet
quality.was so excellent that in n
* minutes it was resolved, by (rhum
jiito good fresh butter. This,trial
# i only one of a series made at thc Tn tc
ional Exhibition,South Kensington,
elsewhere!* tn each case Tho sames
factory result was obtained,
. v.
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lil 11. ?IX? <?>? THE SAND
HY EU/.A COOK.
'Tis well tt> woo, 'tis well to weil,
For so (lie world hut li ?lone
Slift-e myrtle*Brow, and roses blew,
And morning broughl the sun.
Blt1 have n.rarc, ye vonni; and f:.ir,
ll i sure you pledge with truth ;
Ile certain that your love will wear
llevonil the days of youth!
For if yo give not heart for heart,
As well us hand for hand.
You'll find you've played the unwise part,
And " built ilium the sand. "
'Tis well to sive, 'tis well to have
A goodly store of gold,
And hold enough of shining stu fl',
l'or charil v is cold.
But place not all your hope and trust
lu what the deep mine tirings;
We cannot live oil yellow dust
Unmixed with purer things.
And he who niles up wealth alono
Will often intro I? stand
llodde his coller sliest, and own
.Tis " bulli uiMiti the sand. "
'Tis good to spook in Irlcndly guise
And soothe where'er we can ;
l'air speech should bind the human mind,
Ami love link mau lo mau.
Hut stop not at the gentle words;
Lot deeds with language dwell ;
The one who pities starving hirds,
Should scatter crumbs ns well.
The mercy that is warm and true
Must lend a helping bund.
For those Ihal talk, yet fail lodo,
Ital .' build upon the saud.'*
THE TWO NEIGHBORS.
Ono evening as thc twilight was dusk
ing into deeper Blindes, Farmer Welton
stood in his dooryard, with a gun in his
hands, and saw n dog coming out from
his shed. It was not his dog, for his was
of n light color, while this was surely
black.
Thc shod alluded to wits open in front,
with double doors for the passage o?
carts, and a wicket lor pedestrians at the
hack; and this shed was part of a con
tinuous structure connecting the barn
with thc house. Around back of this
house was the sheep-fold.
There had been trouble upon farmer
Wei ton's place. Dogs had been killing
his sheep-and sonic of tho very host at
that. He had declared, in his wrath,
that he would shoot thc first stray dog
he found prowling around his premises.
(Ju this evening, hy chance, he had been
carrying his gun from thc house to the
harn, when Ute canine i ll tm der appeared.
Aye, and in the barn he had hoon taking
the skin from a valuable sheep which had
been killed and mangled with tigerish
ferocity.
So, when ho saw '.he strange dog coin
ing through bis shed, he brought tho gnu
to his shoulder, and, with quick sure
aim, fired. The dog gave u leap and a
howl, and having whisked around in a
circle, two or three times, he bounded off
in a tangent, yelping painfully, and was
sc>on lost to sight.
"Hallo! what's to pay now, Welton?"
"Ah-is that you, Frost?"
" Yes. Been shootin' something aint
ye?"
"I've shot a dog, I think."
"Yce-s. I seed him scootin oil' It
was Bracken's, 1 reckon."
Before thc farmer could make any fur
ther remark, his wife called to him from
the porch, and ho went in.
Very shortly afterward a boy and a girl
came out through thc shed, tts the dog
had came. Down back ol' Welkin's farm,
distant haifa mile, or so, was a saw and
grist mill, with quite a little settlement
around it; and people having occasion
to go on foot from that section to the
farms on thc hill could cut off a long dis
tance hy crossing Wclton's lot. Thc
boy and girl were children of Mr.
Brackett. When they reached home
they were mot by a scene of dire confu
sion. Old Carlo, the grand old New
foundland dog thc loving and the loved
-thc true and thc faithful-had come
?ionic shot through thc head, and was
lying, The children threw themselves
upon their shaggy mate, and wept and
moaned in agony.
Mr. Brackett arrived just as tho dog
breathed his last. Ono of the older boys
dood by with a lighted lantern-for it
md grown tillite dark now-and the
farmer saw what had happened.
"Whb did tiiis V lie asked, groan
ingly.
" John Welton did it," said Tom
Frost, coining upat that moment. " He's
been losinf* sheep, an' a guess he's got
kind o' wrathy."
" But my dog never killed a sheep
never! He's been reared to care for
sheep. How came be down there?"
"Ile wont over to the mill with Sis]
and nie," said thc younger boy, sobbing
as he spoke ; " and he was running on
ahead of us toward home. I hoard a gun
just before wc got to Mr. Wclton's, but
oh ! I didn't think lie could have shot
poor (Jarlo !"
Mr. Brackett was fairly beside him
self. To say he was angry would -not
express it. He loved that dog-it had
been the chief pet ol' his household for
years. He was not .1 man in tho habit
of using profane language, but on thc
present occasion a fierce oath escaped
him; and in that frame of miuA-r-litcr
a??y boiling with hot wrath mid indigna
tion-he started for Wclton's.
.John.Welton and Pete;' Blackett lind
been neighbors^ from their earliest days,
and they had bein friend^, too. Between
Ali? two families there had been ti bond
of loye and good will, arid a Spirit of
fraternal kindness and regard* had
marked their intercourse. Both tho
farmers were hard-working pion, with"
strong feelings and positive cliaractorist-'
les. They belonged to thc same religious
society, and sympathized in politics.'1
They had had. Warm discussions, but
never vet a direct falling out. Of tho
two, Welton was the more intellectual,
and, perhaps, a'little mo-e tinged with,
pride limn was bis neighbor. But the;
were both hearty men, enjoying life for
the good it gave them.
Mr. Welton entered' his kitchen, and
stood the empty gun up behind thc door,
"What's thc matter; John?" his wife
asked, as she saw his tiniiblcd fuco.
'2 ' " . i*
H *
" I'm afraid I've donc :i bad thing?"
he replied regretfully. " 1 fear I lune
shot Bracken's dog."
"Oh, John!"
" But I didn't know wlio.se dog it was.
T saw him coming out from the shed-it
wilt too dark to sec more than that it was
a dog. I only thought of the .sheep I had
lost, and I fired."
" I am sorrv, John. O, how Sirs.
Bracken and the children will 'feel. They
set everything hy old Carlo. But you
can explain it."
Yes-1 can explain it."
Half un hour later Mr. Welton was
going to his barn with a lighted lantern
in his hand. He was thinking.of thc rc
cent unfortunate occurrence, and was
sorely worried and perplexed. What
would his neighbor say? Ile hoped
there might be no trouble. He wa?
reflecting thus when Mr. Brackctt ap
peared before him, coming up quickly,
and stopping with an angry stomp of thc
foot.
Now there may be a volume of electric
influence even in the stamp of a foot, und
there was such an influence in thc stamp
which Blackett gave; and Welton felt
it, and braced himself against it. There
was, moreover, an atmosphere exhaling
from the presence of the irate man at
once, rcpcllant und aggravating.
" John Welton ! you have shot my
dog!" Thc words "were hissed forth
hotly.
i' Yes," sahl Welton, icily.
" How dared you do it?"
"I dare shoot any dog that - comet
prowling around my buildings,ospcciallv
when I have had my sheep killed by
them."
" But my dog never troubled youl
sheep, and von know it."
" How sliould 1 know it?"
" You know that he never did harm t<
a sheep. It wasn't in Iiis nature, lt wa;
a mean, cowardly aet, and (an oath) vol
shall suffer for it!"
" Brackctt, you don't know to -whoa
von are talking."
"Oho!" (another oath) "We'll fin?
out! We'll see! Don't put on airs
.lohn Welton. You ain't a saint. I'l
have satisfaction, if i have to take it ou
of your hide !"
" Beter, you'd better go home and coo
off. You are making yourself ridicu
lons." r
Kow, really, this was thc unkinder
cut of all. Not all the mad words o
Brackctt put together were so hard a
this single sentence; and .lohn Weltoi
put all the bitter sarcasm of the com
mund into it.
Braekett burst forth into a torrent o
invectives, and then turned away.
Half an hour later John Welton n<
knowlcdged to himself that he had no
done exactly right. Had he, in the oui
set-in answer to Bracken's first oui
burst-told the simple truth-that li
had shot the ?log by mistake ; that li
was sorry ; and that he was willing to d
anything in his power to make amend
-had he done this, his neighbor woul
probably have softened at once. But i
was too late now. The blow had l>ee
struck ; he liad been grossly insulted
and he would not back down.
Mr. Blackett was not so much rolle?
tive. He only felt his wrath, which li
nursed to keep it warm. That eveniri
he hitched his horst: to a job-wagon an
went down to the village after a barn
of flour. Having transacted'his stol
business, he called upon Laban Peppe
a lawyer, to whom he narrated the fae
of the shooting of his dog.
Pepper was a man anxious for fcc
He had no sympathy or soul above tim
" You say your dog was in compan
with two of your children?"
" Yes."
" And this passage over Mr. Welton
land, and through his shed, lias bee
freely yielded by him as a right of wu
to his neighbors ?"
" Yes sir, ever since I can remember
" Then, my dear sir, Welton is clear
liable. If you will come with me, v
will step into'Mr. Garfield's and have
suit commenced at once."
Mr. Garfield was the trial iustice.
All this happened on Friday evenin
On Saturday it had become noisi
abroad invlhc farming district that the
was not "only ferions trouble betwci
neighbors Welton and Braekett but th
they were going fr) law about it.
On Sunday morning John Wei ti
told bis wife he would not attend chun
She could go if she, liked. She had
need to ask her husband why he won
not go out. She knew he was unhapr
and that he could not bear to meet 1
old neighborjn tho* House of God wh
thc dark cloud was upon him. Nor <
she wish to meet either Mr. or Mrs. Brat
ott. So they bot li stayed at home.
Peter Bracken was even more misc
able than John Welton, though perin
he did not know it. Ile held m cl
companionship the very worst demon
man can embrace-the demon of wra
ful vengeance; and in order to maint;
himself at thc strain to which iie had
his feelings, he was obliged to nurse 1
monster, rle did not attend church
that day, nor did his wife. Two or th
times during the calm, beautiful S
bath, as he. glanced over toward
neighbor's dwelling, lie found bini'
beginning io wish that he had not gout
sec John Welton in such a heat of aug
but he put the wisb? away, and nur
back his wrath.
On Monday, toward noon, the com
ble came up from the village, and read
John Welton an imposing legal documc
It wa i a summons issued by Wm. G
field, Esq., a justice of the peace i
quorum, ordering the said John Wei
to appear before him", at two o'clock,
Wednesday, at his office, then and til
to answer to the complaint of Pc
Braekett, etc. The officer read tho si
mons, and left with the defendanl
copy.
lt was Hie first time John Welton
ever been called upon to face thc law. At
first he was awe-stricken, and then lie was
wroth. Ho told himself that he would
ficht it to the bitter end. And now lie
tried to nurse his wrath, and became more
unhappy than before.
? On Tuesday evening, Parson Surely
called upon Mr. Welton. The pood man
lad heard of tho trouble, and was exceed
ingly exercised.in spirit. Both the men
vere of his lloelc, and he loved and re
snccied them both.. He sat bown (done
with Welton, and asked him what it
incant.
j "Tell me calmly and candidly all about
it," he snid.
(After ii little reflection, Mr. Welton
told the story. He k"cw the old clergy
man for a true mun and whole-hearted
friend, and he told everything just as he
uilderstood it.
"And 'neighbor Brnckctt thinks even
nqw, that von ..hot the dog knowing it
WHS his'.'"
"J suppose so."
^If you hud told him the exact facts
iii the beginning, do you thing he would
have Jichi his anger?
- Thiswas :i hard question for John Wel
ton, but he answered it manfully.
"Truly, parson, I do not think he
would."*
"Were you ever more unhappy in
your life than you hove been since this
trouble came?"
"I think not."
feAnd, if possible, neighbor Bracket is
more unhappy than you."
jttto yon think so?"'
"Yes. He is the most angry and
vengeful."
A brief pause and then the parson re
sumed:
<: Brother Welton, with you are
needed but few words. You are a stronger
man than brother Blackett. Do you
not believe he has a ?rood heart?"
'] Yes."
'j I wish you could show him how true
amt good your heart is." ? ,
' j Parson ! "
M I wish you could show him that you
possess true Christian.courage."
MPars'm, what, do you menu?" .
'jl wish you had the courage to meet
bini and conquer him."
'UIow would you have rrTe do it?"
"jFirst, conquer,yourself "You arc not
oflejidcd?"
"(No., Goon." -
Abd thereupon Hie good old clergy
man drew up his arm chair und laid los
hana"?pon his friend's arm, and told him
jusTAvhnt he would have him do- i"e
ap)f* .-.fjiejitly, lind with tears \ii his
ey**: r .
'^Brother Welton, have you the heart
andjeourage to do this?"
Tbe farmer arose and took two or
tinc? turns across the lloor ; and finally
he said :
'. I will do it ! "
On the following day, towards the
middle of the forenoon, Peter Brackett
stood ill his door-yard with his head
henr. He was thinking whether bc
should harness his horse and be off be
fore dinner, or whether ho would wait
until afternoon. He could not work ; he
could Tot even put bis mind to ordinary
chores.
'. I wonder," he said to himself, " how
the trial will come out! I s'pose Welton
Ml hire old Whitman to/take his case.
Of course the office'll be crowded. 'loni
Frost says it's noised everywhere, und
that everybody Ml bc there. Plague take
it! ? wish-"
His meditations were interrupted
approaching steps, and on looking up ht
beheld neighbor Welton.
'.'Good morning, Peter."
Brflckctt gasped, and finally answered
"Good morning," though rather crustily
Welton went on, frankly and pleas
autly :
"You will go to thc village to-day?'
"I s'posc so."
" I have been summoned hy Justice
Garfield to be there, also ; but really
Peter, I don't want to go. One of ui
will be enough. Garfield is n fair man
and when he~knows the facts he will di
what is right. Now, you can state then
ns well ns I can, and whatever his deeis
ion is. I will libido by it. You can tel
him that I shot your dog, and that you
dog lind done nie no harm."
"Do you acknowledge that old Carl
never harmed you-that he never troul
led your sheep?" inquired Braekctl
with startled .surprise.
" It was not his nature to do harm t
anything. I am sure he would hnv
sooner saved one of my sheep than bay
killed it,"
"Then what did ycyj shoot him for?
"That is what I waa just coining ni
" Peter. You will tell the Justice tba
I lind lost several of my best sheep-kille
by dogs-that I had just been taking th
skin from a fat , valuable wether that lin
been so killed and mangled-that I wu
on my way from my burn to my house
with my gun in my bund, when" I saw
dog come gut from' my shed. My fin
thought was that be- had come from m
sheep-fold. It was almost dark and
could not see plainly. Tell the Justit
1 had no idea it was your dog. I nevi
dreamed that I hail fired that cruel she
nt old ('ario until Tom Frost told me."
"How? You didn't know it was ni
dog?"
" Peter, have you Atbought Bombard <
me ns to think that I could {(nowingi
?ind willingly have harmed that granel ol
dog? I would sooner have shot one*
my own oxen." ? ,
"But, you didn't tell nie so at firs
Why didn't you?"
" Because you come upon me so-so
s?ddcnly-?-"
"O, pshawK' cried Brnckctt, wi tn'
stamp of his foot. " Why don't you sp
it out ns it was? .Say I enm^ down c
you so like a hornet that you hadn't
chane.! to think. I was a blamed fool!
that's what I was."
"And I was ?motlier, Peter ; if I
hadn't been I should have told you the
truth at once, instead of flaring nj?. But
wi' will understand it now. You eau see
the Justice-"
".Justice be hanged!-John- Dang
it all! what's the use? There!-Let's
en I it so I" r
From her window Mrs. Blackett had
seen the two men come together, and she
trembled for thc result, div and by* she
saw ber husband, as though (lushed and
excited, putout his hand. Mercy! was
ho going to strike, his neighbor? She
was ready to cry out*with affright-the
cry was almost upon her lips-when she
beheld a scene that called forth rejoicing
instead. And this was what she saw:
She saw these two strong men grasp
one another by the hand, and she saw
big, bright tears rolling down their
checks; ami she knew thai die fearful
storm was passed, and that the warm
sunshine of love and tranquility would
come again.
Arsenic Katers.
At a meeting of thc German natural
philosophers in Vienna, Dr. Knapp in
troduced two arsenic eaters from Styria ;
the one ate .30 grammes of yellow sul
pha ret of arsenic, the other .?10 grammes
of arsenic acid in sight of the assembly.
In his lecture on the arsenic eaters Dr.
Knapp said, among other things: "It is
difficult to give any certain particulars
as to the increase in number of arsenic
caters. I have convinced myself that
there exist many of them in Upper
Styria. and also in Middle Styria ; very
many stable boys, hostlers, wood cutters,
ami foresters, are known to me as arsenic
eaters; even the female sex is addietcd
to the practice. Many began already at
seventeen or eighteen years of age to
take arsenic, ami continued il to a great
age. Most arsenic eaters keep the mat
ter secret, so that it is impossible to give
accurate statistics. They all assign as
their mafivc for indulging in the habit
that it prevents illness; furthers their
wish to look rosy and healthy ; that it is
a remedy against difficulty of breathing,
and assists the digestion of indigestible
food. A poacher in Upper Styria, who
made,experiments in my presence of eat
ing arsenic, ?.told nie he had acquired
courage hy trie habit. 'The appearance
of the arsenic eaters in all eases known
lo me is healthy and robust. I think
only robust persons can become accus
tomed to the practice. Some of them
attain a great age. Thus in Zeiring 1
saw a charcoal burner, upward of 70,
still strong and hearty, who, I was: told,
had taken arsenic lor more than forty
years. I heard, too, of a chamois hun ter
of SI, who had long been used to eat
arsenic. 1 never observed an arsenic
cachczy in those addicted to the habit,
it certainly happened once that such an
arsenic eater (a leather dresser's appren
tice in Ligist, I8(>5), while intoxicated
took too much, thereby poisoning him
self severely. According to his own ac
count he had taken a piece a-- large as a
bean. Ile entirely recovered, however,
and ute arsenic afterward, but more care
fully. As far as my observations extend,
white arsenic, namely arsenic acid, As.
03 (also called flowers of arsenic), and
the yellow arsenic, As. S3, (orpiment ),
are taken, and that taken ina dry stale,
alone; or on bread. The dose is of course
very small at first, and is gradually in
creased, the largest quantity eaten in my
presence by the poacher in Zeiring being
fourteen grammes. A certain Matthew
Schober, in legist, ate seven undone-half
grammes before mc on thc 17th of April,
lS(if>. Thc intervals, too, at which ar
senic is taken vary-every fortnight,
every week, twice or three times a week.
But all doubt as to the existence of ar
senic eaters is now removed l?\ the pres
ent experiments."
-There is an old lady living in the
town of Zebulon, Go., who is famous foi
an implicit belief in thc truth of every
sto j she tells, without reference to the
impressions she created upon the minds
of i carers. She ha l lately lost a cow,
and in telling her neighbor where it was
found, said : "You know them punkins
o' ours? Well, the vines of them punk
ins they growed right acrost our creek,
ai.d they growed so thick and so heavy
you could cross on 'em just like on a lot.
My husband he walked acrost them
punkiii vines, thinkin' to hunt our cow,
when he heered sunthin a chawmpin an'
a chawmpin around him, and he listened
to beer what it was, when what do you
think? Ile spied ono*cf them tharl
punkins what growed on them vines, and
thar he ibu id that our cow bud bit inter
it on one side, and had gone so fur into
it he couldn't sec her tail, but found her
eatih' her way thro' the otherside."
RUSSIAN INDUSTRIES.-in 186(5 Rus
sia brid, one hundred foundries and ma
chine shops, and only fifty-two of which
wero provided with steam. At the
present time there are three hundred and
sixty-two of these establishments, seven
ty-nine of which are exclusively occu
pied willi the manufacture of agricultu
ral implements. Statistics are tolland
concerning one hundred and seventy
nine shops only; th ?so employ 46,528
Workmen. Jiu IS(?8 there were two hun
dred and twenty-two locomotives made
in Russia; last year tbe number was
seven "hundred and ninety-eight. A
large number of English workmen are
employed in Russian engineering shops,
but they complain of being treated as
naturalized Russian ? subjects; that is to
say, their personal rights and liberties
are but little respected.
- During a clerical conference thc fol
owing conversation was heard between
I wo news boys: " f say, Jim, what's
thc meaning of so many ministers being
herc altogether?" " Why, answered
Jim, scornfully, "they always meet once
a year lo swap sermons,"
FACTS AND FANCIES.
-Tho Punch man notices that the
bald-headed men*comb their heads with
towels.
-Helpsomebody woree off than your
self, and you will feel hotter ott' than
you fancied.
-Children should bc taught the fre
quent usc of good, strong, expressive
words-words that mean exactly what
they should express in their proper
places.
-" My faith," says De Quincy, " is that
a great man may IM? an infidel, by a rare
possibility, hut an intellect ot the highest
order must build uj>on Christianity."
I know not why my path should he nt times
So straightly hedged, so strangely barred
before,
I only know (?od could keep wide the door,
Bat I can trust.
-Young women are advised to sit
good examples, because young men are
always following them.
-That writer does tho most that gives
the reader the most knowledge anti takes
from him thc least time.
-ThelMilwaukee Sentinel remarks that
'times will continue bani as long as the
$2,000 a year man strives to appear as a
$10,000.
-Now put padlocks on your coal-bin
floors and graft small powder niagazims
into your woodpiles-St' Louis Globe
Democrat.
-It was observed of a deccasedilawyor
that lie had left but few effects ; tb which
a lady remarked that "he had hut few
causes."
-" Jimmy, give us tho core of y er ap
ple, will ye?" (Johnny, still eating),
" You don't want this, it's a cooking ap
ple. I never give a feller a cooking ap
ple."
-Two hu ntl red and sixty-three years
ago Sir Henry Walton said in a letter to
a friend: "An ambassador is tin honest
niau sent to lie abroad for the good of
tlie commonwealth."
-" Bless you," said-John Henry, with
tears in his eyes, "she takes her own
hair off so easy that perhaps she doesn't
know how it hurts to have mine pulled
out."- Hunton Journal.
- London Fun-Old party (who stam
mers, comos in for some ipecacuanah)
"Oh, if you p-plcirsc, young m-r*an,-I
w-want some ip-ip-ip-ip-?-" Festive
assistant fired bv recent reminiscence)
"Hurrah!"
-When a mau has been 1 ird at work
in an obscure way for yea- ' 1 at length
achieves Huceessr-nHJts-tcii'i.-;^'" :' \ :?:
quain tanc?s insult him by offering con
gratulations on his "luck." - Boston
Transcript.
- Loan your money, deposit your
earnings, intrust your wealth as you may
but be sure it is. not loaned to R "fast"
borrower, deposited with a "splurgy"
hanker or intrusted tor a "magnificent
and princely" acquaintance.
-At an elegant wcanm? til recent
date at Lockport a very decided position
was taken by the parents of the bride in
relation tt) the custom of wedding gifts.
On ono corner of the noto of invitation
was significantly engraven, "no pres
ents."
-The reason why a woman requires a
huge wallet for the transportation of a
twenty-live cent sh inplanter is as deeply
wrapped iii mystery as tho reason why a
dog always turns around three times
when he gets up after a nap.
-It ia thc curious logie of sin that its
fruit should be no greater than its seed ;
but acorns swell to oaks, and grains to
primaries full; and grains of sin grow
harvests of the death that deathless spirits
know.-Jay.
-They do things rather "fast" down *jh .
in Heston, sometimes. A certificate of
marriage was issued in that city a few ri
days ago, to a woman only eighteen
years old, 'who had been married twice
before.
-An exchange affords the etymolo
gical information that the aboriginal -s
title of Niagara was " A wniagarab ; "
which closely accords with tho pronunci
ation of thc world by thc modern Eng
lish tourist.-New York ]Vorl<1.
-" Pa, I guess our man Ka! ph is a good
Christain." " I low so, my boy?" "Why",
pa, I road in thc bible that the wicked
shall not live out half his days, and
.Kal ph says he has lived out ever since
lie was a little hoy."
-Mount Holyoke seminary has sup
plied ono hundred anti fifteen wives for
foreign missionaries, the last two grad
uating classes furnishing eighteen ; hut ,
it is impossible to say whether or hot
Mount Holyoke has done well until the
missionaries express themselves.
-"The first step toward wealth,"
sa j's an exchange, "is thc choice cd' a
good wife." " And the first stop toward
securing a good wife is the possession of
good wealth'" says another. Here we
have ono bf those good rules which works
prettily both ways.
-Tf nil thc gold in thc worM wore
wi lded into ono solid cubic block, ono
side of thc cubic would measure only
twenty-three feet. It ins'! much td' a
lump,' to be sure, hut wo should like to
play with it a ?lay or tw?.-JJuffulo /...?
pra?.
- Dr. A. W; Saxe recently described
before tho California-academy of sciences
a colossal tree, one of a grove discovered
in Santa ('lara county. Its circumference,
as actually measured six feet from the
ground, was hut a few inches loss than
one hundred and fifty feet ; as over one
hundred feet of the lop had fallen, if
was impossible to determine the exiict
height, though this was probably aimil t
three.hundred feet! This tree, even in
that land of vegetable wonders, stands,
chief over all, although the other lives
in tlie grove aro said to bo of immense
growth

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