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TRIl-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. Go, AINR l'i29, 1879. VOL. 1II.-NO. 38.
"I WILL BE TRUE."
The fresh groen foliage trembled o'er
A picture purely sweet,
A blue-eyed maiden in the fore,
Her lover at her feet.
The brookles glietuored just below,
And listened to their love ; .
And suniner spread o'er all a glow
R1eflecting heaven above.
The maiden whispered 'I will be true,
Her eyes voilod by her hair,
lie answered, "By the heaven so blue
I will be true, I swear."
The lover sailed across the sea,
low sad it was to part,
l3ho whieipored "I'e'll be trne to me,"
But only to her heart.
For houru eho'd gaze out o'er the main,
And through lier veitis there thrilled
A wealth of love akin to pain,
Jlhr heart with hope was filled,
The maiden whispered, "I'll be true,"
And snoothed her golden hair,
"By endless sea, rhe heavens so blue,
I will I I true I swear."
The red sun setting o'er the snow,
A sad life picture sees,
The maldon weary is to go,
. And tears are in the breeze.
"Oh mother, whon he comes, pleaso say
'Ihat I forgive him all.
And once more, darling, liston, prey,
I hear our father's call, '
3he dying murmured, 'I've been trues
And will be happy there :
Oh! mother, all is heavenly blue, -
And'I am free from care."
THE TWO MOTTOES.
DY MAnY CLCIL.
"Then out spake bravo lioratius, the captain
of the gate,
'To overy man upon this earth death cometh
soon or late;
And how can man die bettor than facing fear
For the ashes of his fathers and the temples
of his gods ?'"
So spalce the chosen orator at this
first commenccenteit of the- new High
School. But t he young orator was over
powered by his desire to win laurels as
a member of the first graduating class.
Parents and grandparents who were
Interested in thie exercises, grew rest
less and excited, and one old lady seated
oin the bench which skirted the gallery
walls, rapped her fan vigorously on the
shoulders of a yo ng man standing be
fore her in the aisle, commanding hin
to stand back,-he was so tall she could
not scel Franklin Stark, for that was
the young mal's name, complied po
litely, but his hardened face wore an
expression of more concern than amuse
ment as he apologized to Matilda War
ner im medlately behind him, for shut
ting off her view of the stage. It pained
him to be guilty of the smallest rude
ness to a lady such as Matilda seemed
" It Is impossible," lie said, " for me
to see much and conform to the old la
dy's direction, but I have no right to
make my neighbors suffer for that.
Matilda could see better from where lie
stood than from her present place.
Wouldn't she change places?"
But Matilda is even more a stranger
to us than to Franklin Stark; and
while the orator is glancing at his not,,
of Lord Macauley, rather to recover
from his embarrassment than to refresh
his memory, we note her appearance.
Notwithstanding the thoughtfulness of
her face and the quietness of her man
ner, It was that of a delicate girl 01
eighteen. She wore a neat calico suit,
a collar tied with dIrab ribbon and a
straw hat trinmmed with' drab; time cos
tume relieved by a cluster of pink gera
nlums worn at her belt. But it has ta
ken longer to write this than for the
orator to resume his really eloquent
rendition of thu lay, than for Matildi
timidly to accept thme proposed change.
" It is hard for the teacher s," obsery
ed Matilda in reply to some remark of
Franklin's, " hard for them to induce
the children to remember their istruo
" Iow do you know ?" lhe queried,
" have you ever taught ?"
" No, returned Matilda, " I haven't
been to the public schools in flye years,
arnd .1 haven't been anywvhere since I"
" Well," responded her companion
with conscious inpoi'tance, "I haven't
been to thme public schools for a longer
period. I attend the Seminary. Why
don't you go somspewhere ?" he added,
noting that Matilda sighed.
"My father keeps a root, herb and
flower store," answered Matilda. ".I
attend the flowers and care for father."
"'IThen how do you know about tihe
troubles of 'toachers ?"
"I suppose I feel for them because I
intend to teach mysetf."
" It will be hard for you to become
one with what you are doing now," in
terposed Franklin. "I don't like work.
My father tells mec to go to college; but
as I think the course difficult, I have
given the idea up. Tihe same for study
Ing medicine. I'll consult case in re
gard to what I become. If I do not of
lend my father, lie will make me a rich
merchant hike himself. It is as well to
take thme goods the gods provide an~d be
" To me," Matilda replied, " nothing
is sweeter than that which I earn by
hard labor. I do not think you will
aihoaye be satisfied with doing and bc
ing that which is simply the easiest,
but with that which is noblest andl
Franklin was silent a long time aftem
Matilda's earnest words; then he inquir
od with apparent lightness whether her
geraniums were gathered from her fa.
ther's pots, and being answered in the
affirmative, asked whore they lived, as
he wished to purchase rootlets fo.r him
self. After the first interview, and not
withstanding Matilda was some years
oungr thani himself, Franklina oftn
found hits way to the little shop, and
upon Saturdays and Sundays continued
to spend a portion of the time which
would otherwise have lain heavy on
his hands, for Franklin's nationality
was Jewish ; yet beyond the observa
tion of a few binding customs, his rell
gious views were unfixed. Years passed
thus; Franklin never entered college,
but instead was taken into business with
his fattier. Meanwhile Matilda was
plodding diligently for higher im
provement, and as teaching seemed to
her the most desirable occupation within
her reach, she attended aiid passed the
preliminary examinations for appli.
oants and entered upon the tedious
round which we believe usually pre
Cedes admissions to the teacher's rank
in New York and other large cities.
A full year passed without the least
prospect of. success, but Matilda was
courageous and decided to wait. At
the end of that time Mr. Nathan Stark,
Franklin's father, was appointed to the
oflice of school commissioner, and the
son had little difliculty in persuading
his father to give the quiet, pleasing
MatfI'da the first position at his disposal.
Now Franklin's visits at the herb deal
er's bec.ine longer, and often on Sun
day- he accompanied Matilda and, he
iat'"er to their retired place of worship.
The truths, too, which fell from the
minister's lips made an impression.
Franklin eventually asked iis father's
consent to a union with the young tea
cher; and to this his falier, as much
f'rom partiality to Matilda, as from dis
like to a family disruption, reluctantly
consented. But now that Franklin dc
sired to kneel beside the aame altar, at
which he was to be united to his bride,
to accept a newer creed, MIr. Stark re
gretted his pliancy.
"1 If you had left the ancient faith
after your marriage, the discredit would
rest on yourself. I can allow no one
living under my roof," said this Intel
ligent Hebrew, " to be guilty of such
opposition to my wishes." At the
same time lie threatened to disinherit
his son, unless the union was solemn
ized according to the forms accepted by
adherents to Judaism. " It is not so
much that you seek for a new creed,"
he ad-led, " for in my opinion all rell
glons are about the same. I simply be
lieve in each adlheu ing to his own. Ours
Is not really a reltglon,-'tis a denonmi.
nation. Like all citizens, i am proud
boing an American, and I, for one,
am proud of belonging to the Jewish de
nomination. It Is just this that I object
to in my son. You attempt by this pro
posed change to lose your nationality.
Yet in the outside woiId you will still
be looked upon as a Jew. After you
have proselyteel to Christianity, you will
be looked upon with suspicion; if you
do not adhere to our rights you will be
discarded by your brethren. Think
twice before you make yourself, by
your precipitation, a social unit-a no
But Franklin had thought, and with
Matilda's concurrence decided, what
course to pursue. At the little church
they so often attended, the young Jew
knelt once to receive baptism, and once
more with the hand of Matilda Warner
clasped in his own.
" It is hard," he said, as they passed
away as man and wife, as the displeas
ure of his family and the probable ruin
of his financial hopes rose before him,
" it is hard Matilda for me to bearn
But I take pleasure in reviewing never.
theless!I Do you not remember that
commencement afternoon when you
told me we should only be satisfled withI
doing what is best-not what is easiest ?"
"I remember," smiled Matilda, as
the picture of her odd little self rose be
fore her, "but I did not then suppose,"
she added gently, " that you would sac
rifice so much to prove your belief in
the principle. But time will show
whether In the long run you are a
And time (lid show. Contrary to
their anticipations, Mr. Stark relented,
and Frank-in through a happy and
prosperous life had every reason to
thank " the prude," as lhe often called
Matilda, for that quiet talk at the com
mencement, and for his happy aspira
tion for all that was virtuous and noble.
An Inteligens Hlorse.
One dlay my brother was (out driving
in the country, wvhen a stranger stop
podt hm by exclaiming :
"Hlallo I that used to be my horse I"
"Guess not," repliled my brother, "I
bought her at a livery stable and they
told me she came from Boston."
"H'm I what do you call her ?" the
man asked. My brother answered that
she was sold to him under the niame of
"Pilnk." Said the Stranger :
"LHot That isn't her name.". Then
suddenly lie cried out sharply, "Nelly I'
-Quick as a flash the mare pricked up
her oars and looked around. Stepping
in front of her, the man baid:
"Nelly, shake hands."
Up came the mnare's right hoof for
him to take. "Now give us the other
hand, Nelly," and she raised the left
forefoot. '.Then said tihe smiling man:
"TIhere I d'ye suippose that wvan't my
" To sum It up, six long years of bed
ridden sickness, costIng $200 per year,
total, $1,200-all of this expense was
stopped by three bottles Of Hop Bitters
taken by my wife. She has done her
own housework for a year since, with
out the loss of a dr.y, and I want every
body to know lit for their beneflit"
A unster City Cocktail.
A returned miner from the Black
Hills arrived In Ubicago, recently and
went to a saloon and asked for some of
the best whisky in the house, and when
it was served to hili spat it out with
uuutterable loathing' and said, "I call
ed for whisky young man, mebbe you
didn't hear me?" The birkeeper said
that lie had heard him and he had given
him whisky..* The gentleman from
Deadwood procceded with more dead
ly calmness, tho' his hand instinctive
ly sought his hip pocket. "I called for
the best whisky in the house, young
man ; inebbe you didn't catch the full
signifleance of my language?" Now,
many another barkeeper under linliar
circunstancen would have resented the
lnsinuation as to his liquor by pouring
it into tile sink, and saying, "You
don't know good whiiky when you see
6," or words to that ef'ect, or have
offered the mnan $500 If ie could find as
good whisky as that anywhere on the
footstool, or in any manner not herein
specified have had the man fron the
Binck Hills to draw his revolver or
hurl a chair through the mirror. But
this barkeeper wias a man of quite anl
other sort, ) he said, kindly : "I beg
Your- pirdoil, Captain - so many people
come arouln that don't know what
N hisky Is, but I might have seen with
half ali eye that you knew the dif'er
once." So he urbanely but hurriedly
mixed in a bottle some alcohol, kept
for cleaning the mirror and spirits of
turpentine and Jamaica ginger, and
Perry Davis' painkiller, and when the
Ptranger said "Yes" In ieply to his
question whether lie liked some bitters
In it., shook-half a gill of pepper sauce
into a tumbler and pushed the bottle
toward him. The stranger 1Illed a
heaping tumbler and passed it off, anid
when lie had recovered lils breath sid
to the barkeeper, "Young man, that,'s
the whisky. I haven't tasted nothing
like that since I left Custer City two
weeks ago. That's real genuine liquor
kinder a cross between a circular saw
and a wildcat. That takes hold quick
and holds on long. Just you go to
Deadwood and open a saloon with that
whisky, and you might charge an
ounce. a glass for it, and people
wouldn't kick. So long; take this iII
reinembrance of me,'' and pressing an
$800 nugget upon the barkeeper, lie
The Thin Man from Dayton.
One morning recently, soon after the
Eating stand on the Centi itl Market, Chica
go, had been thrown open to the naw of
the hungry public, and while Mrs. Ma
gruder was telling a small boy that she
could hold l) her hand and swear that she
never used beans in her coffee, a stranger
caie along and asked if lie could get a bite
to eat. Mrs. Magruder las been on the
market for many years, and she thinks shio
knows a thing or two. She has flattered
herself that she could tell to a bite just
how much a customer could eat, and she
has for years had an undisguised contempt
for thin bodied, spare-faced men, who try
to chew their coffee and mince their toast.
This stranger was little better than a
six-foot shadow. Ilis foreground consisted
of a shirt collar and a mouth as big as a
mince pie, and the perspective revealed
nothing except two hollow eyes set below
a thin line of sandy eyebrows. Ile re
marked that lie had just arrived from Day
ton, and was somewhat hungry, but want
ed first to inquire how much his breakfast
would cost 1h1im, as lhe was rather short of
"Oh I I suppose you may .be ablle to wor
ry down six or seven cents' worth of provi
sions and a cup of-coffee, she replied.
"Suppose yon say tbwenty-flve cents for
all I want to eat?" he said, asithie corners
of Ils eyes began to twitch.
Mrs. Magruder looked him over and
mentally calculated that she would make
just thirteen cents by the bargain, and shie
"'I must have my money in advance,
"Oh certainly-here It Is. Now, then,
I may eat my fill for that quarter?"
"She said that was the understanding, and
winked at the wvoman in the next stall.
The thin mani from D~ayton doubled up oii
a stool, opened his mouth, and a fried saul
sage went out of sight so quickly that tihe
last end seemed to smoke. A fied cake
followed, than a second sausage, anid after
a gullp or two the man handed out his cup
with the words:
"That tastes like real coffee-gimme
While she was filling the ciup he got
away with two hot biscuits and a slice of
beef, and1 the coffee came just in time to
wash down a hunk of min11ce pie. lie could
use both arms and his mouth at once, and
lie attendced strictly to business. WVhen
Mrs. Magruder had filled the third cup her
smile had quite vanished. She saw that
she wouldn't come ouit even without resort
ing to strategy, amnd she began asking ques
tions. The mani answered none of thlem
except by a mournful shake of the head.
Crash I crash! w ent his5 Jaws, and he
reached out from the shloulder like clock
work. Mrs. Magruder called lisa attention
to a clog fight across the way, but he ate
faster than ever. The bell strucek 0 anid she
remarked that a big conflagration was rag
ing at the Union depot, buit the man11 did
not raise his eyes.
When Mr. Margurder discovered that she
)vas at laste six shillings behind she said that
she was a "poor widow with five children
"How I do pity youl" replied the man
as lie passed lis cup with one hand and
raked In a biscuit with the other.
TFheui Mr. Magruder told a story about a
man droppig dead on tihe market the day
beforo on account of overeating, but the
man got away with two fried cakes and re
" Curious how 50ome folks will make hogs
At length Mrs. Margurder wanted to
know 1how much longer lie could stand it,
and thme thin man from Dayton gave her a.
approaehful glance and aiiswercd:
"Have I thus early fallen in with swind
hers and falsifieraf "
She let him go on for three or four min
utes more, and than sha hintard that a do.
tective wats prowling around there evi
dently " spott ing" some one.
" If he'll only give mite twenty-five minl
utes to fiish my breakfast, lie can take me
mid be hatiged!" answered the man, and
his arms worked faster than ever.
Mrs. Magruder was cornered. She laid
his mt10on iey and asked him for the sake of
her poor orphanis to move onl and leave her
at least one fried cake as a pusiiess foun
dcation. lie paused with his cupli held out
for the seventh time, nd perhaps some
thing inl her tearful lock reminded him of
his poor dead mother, for he said:
"Well, 1 am only hman, and I admit
that my heart is tender. I do't like to
break of in the middle of my breakfast,
but I'll take the money and mnove on for
your children's sake."
lie got i), looking just as mluch like at
lath as when hie sat down, aid when he
was out of sight Mrs. 31agruder turned to
the desolate ruins and groaned out:
- "' take my solemn oath if $4 would
make me good for this, and I iist tell my
husband that I fitted out a schooner on
One of the most remarkable inven
(Ions of the times Is now being per
fected and experimented upon by Al
fred Wilkin. For several rmonths Mr.
Wilkin has been trying to study out
some more speedy and economical
imietliod of elevating grain 1i bulk than
any now in use. The results as already
shown by his yet imperfect model, are
astonlishlinlg, and promIse to work al
most ia revolutiou In the grain-earry
ing trade. The prinlipal dtic 1.0s ii
this curious little machine is simnply
that of atlmospleric )ressulre, or the
exhaust process which has Iitely been
applied with such wonderful sleess
in the great Westinghouse almospher
le brakes. The model which Mr. Wil
kin has used so far Is a small air pump
rather rudely constructed, yet answer
ing for all plractical purposes at pres
ent. Conn11e ted with the pum111p is a
one Inch tin pipe, syphon shaped and
at the elbow or top (some three feet
above the pump) is a cylinder some
what larger than the pipe and connect
Ing both parts of it. Inside ot this Is a
smaller perforated cylinder, while at.
the lower end of it is a valve through
which the grain drops out. Tne other
arm of the syphon is extended down
into the gral n pile. When the maelhine
was first ready to be started some
wheat, was put In a common envelope
box to represent the car or vessel, and
the grain was slicked ip at a rate that
wits perfectly astonishing. As some
one remarked, "At this rate the com
plete machine would draw the nsidles
out of at vessel In less than no time.''
This was making an elevation of about
five feet, and some who viowed the re
markable effects of the crude air pump
reasoned that It would be possible to
ralse grain only about thirty-two feet
or as high a1s the air would sustain a
column of water. But without argu
ing the case, Mr. Wilkin quietly had a
lot of sectional pipe madie and planting
his machine in the third story of the
custom house, forty feet from the
ground had the satisfaction of seeing it
take up the wheat and corn out of' the
box placed on the ground as easily as
the whirlwind would take up the dust
from the dust from the road. The next
step was to place the air puimp in the
fourth story, over fIfty feet from the
ground, where thle result was similar.
The only drawbacks were the miechan
leal defects in his ap~plIanlces. This
settles the question about raising grain
to great heights by atmospheric pree
sure'. Th~e reelprocating pump will be
su1plan~ted in practice by powerful
blowers, which, wIth their contInuous
actIon, wvill exhaust the air so rapidly
the mallnufacturer's think, that an eight
inch pipe will gIve all the pressure ask
ed for by the Inventor.
Poor Oharlotta New liome.
Sonmc interesting historical recollections
are associated with the chateau of Blouck
outc, near Grlmberghe, lately purchased
from Count de Beaufort by the King of the
Belgians as a residence of the unhappy
Empress Charlotte. Boukoute, as It should
be pronounced, dates from the twelfth cen
tury. At, that time it was a castle, strong
ly fortified b~y the Dukes do Brabant to dle
fond themselves against the Counts of
Grhtnberghe. About 1336, Count Louis (de
Male, who had difllcutlties, not onily with
the English, blut with the French, took re
fuge there. Recently the remnants of ar
rows anid lances have been found on1 the
estate, and they probably date from that
periodl. Later, the castle was occupied 1)y
Everard (Ie la Mark, brother of tihe Wild
Boar of Ardennes, from whose hands It
passed to the family of Aremnberg. In I1590
the Iiautevilles bought it, and tihe Beau
forts, who have just sold it to King Leo
pold, havo only owned it since 1830. It
was formelly a very strong fortress, suir
roundIed by flye moats, which protected
each other, and were crossed by a bridge of
extraordinary length. In 1660 the castle
was still a large square, flanked- by five
towers; but the latter, with -the moats,
have now dilsappeared. The most ancient
part of the structulre Is the dlonjon, which
dlates from tihe twelfth century. It Is three
stories In height, each being occupied by
only one apartment. Thle adjacent wIng
Was constructed to harmonize with the rest
of the building. The interior is a veritable
museum, which will remain In Its present
state. In the dining-room thle chimney
pice, whlich is very large, is surmlountcd
by3 statues of Godfrey of Bouillon, Philhp
the Good, the Duke of Burgundy, andI
Godfrey the Bearded, who is supposed to
have founded the manor. Near the prin
cipal drawing room Is a small chapel dedi
cated to. St. George. The stained-glass
windows represent the Dukes of Burgundy
the Emperor Maximilian I. Charlef .
Philip II., Albert and Isabella. Tihe park
contains over 800 acres. The work to pro
pare the chateau to receive the Princess is
being p~ushed forward rapidly, and Bihe
will take up her residence there immedIately
after the return of.- the King and Queen
It is greatly to be de!sired that a good and
simpj)le method may be found of recording
mid measuring with some uecuracy the var
iations of daylight throughout the day.
This would render the weather record more
coiplete and it has anlt important special
bearing on plant physiology. An attempt
Af the kind has lately been made by a Ucr
man, I lerr K reusler, who has had made for
lhm, by Liebertz, In Honn, an apparatus
with the following arrangement: It con
ists of a drum flxed with its axis in the
p)lane of the meridian, aind adjustalble so as
to be at rignt angles to the sun's rays. This
drum has its border divided into twen
ly-four hours, twelve nooi and twelve mid
night being in the meridian plane. A strip
AII paler, sensitized with solution of bichro
luate of potIssiimi and having diviSiOns
which correspond to those on the drum, is
placed round this. A second drum closely
surrounds the first, and is turned by clock
work (from which it can be detached) once
in twenty-four hours, in the direction of the
min's apparent course. The second drum
has a slit for admitting light to the paper ;
its width is such that any point on the pa
per is exposed twenty seconds as the alit
passes over. The whole apparatus is placed
in the open air under an open glass bell jar.
Its arrangement gives little trouble ; the
paper stripl has merely to be placed In its
right position at night or under artificial
ihade (to avoid coloration), '.d the outer
1rum slid over and so attached to the rota
ting axis (hat the "'insultation slit" is op
posite the hour then present. The slit then
begins to move round the inner drum corre
4pondingly to the sun's course. 'hie im
pressed slip, when removed in the evening,
may be "'fixed" by shortly dipping in water
mid drying between blotting paper, or it
may not, being quickly read ; it shows a
mostly continuous succession of bands of
various shades of black, or rather brown.
o'or comparison, I lerr K reusler made a scale
if 10 degrees of darkening, exposing strips
f the paper a given time under different
ingles of incidence of light. Bands of the
experinental strip that appear homogeneous
irc now measured with reference to breadth
(minutes and seconds) and intensity, (by
:'omparison with he scale), and the sum of
the products of these quantities is taken as
I. measure of the action of light rays falling
m the instrument in a given time. The
results are considered highly satisfactory.
hitiujson's Unfortunate E.xperienoo.
When I met Simpson one (lay after I
had been absent from the city several
months I noticed that lie had a depress
d look and that he wore a wig. I
tsked him the reason for assuming a
wIg, but lie said, "Never you mind"
ind appeared to want to avoid the sub
jet. When I reached my office I asked
him in, aid I pressed iIin to tell me
what was the matter. Finally lie con
iented, and locking the door and pull
ing down the window blind, he said
"You know old Partridge, the Phre
"You know lie las ani awful pretty
"Well, sir, I was In love with that
Iirl, and I thought she loved me. And
so, one (lay, I called at Partridge's
place to kind of sound him to see if I
stood any chance. And the old man
yote know, lie was a little reserved, but
lie told me that any man who wanted to
get a favor from him could do so by
lermittinghlim to shave off his hair and
Lo maiip out his scalp. You know, he
wanted a living subject to lecture from
instead of a plaster bust."
"Well, you see I was wild about his
laughter, so like an Immortal Idiot I
let him practice on me. IIe took oft'
every haIr clean, and' then got a stick
of caustie and laid out my scalp In tbwn
Iota, wIth a picture in each reserva
ion. Jusat look at that I Isn't it Infa
Simpson remioved lis wilg. Ila head
looked like a gobular checker board with
frescos of the most amiazlng and hide
Gus character daubedh into each square.
'There was a prIze fight in progress
upon lis b)ump of combativeness ; two
black (loves that, lookedl like buzzards
were bIlling upon01 hIs bunip of amative
ness; a grimy angel, with parasols
for winigs, stood on his venecration
bumiip ; and on hiIs bump of ph1loe
prmogenitlveniess -there was what ap
p~earedl to be a comte picture of "'ten
little Indians standig In a lIne.'' It
was the moat startling spectacle I ever
beheld, and I said to Simpson
"Old fellow, I pity you I"
"Pilty mel J lumph I Why, blame
It, man, (10 you know that those fres
coes will never come off'?' Carry 'em
to my grave, just as they are. And
then, you knowv PartrIdge wasn't satis
fled with that. ie saId that mny bump
of arquIsItiveness wvas a great (heal too
small. And whapn I asked himn what
lhe was going to (do about it, lhe said it
must be a welled uip somehow. lIe said
if lhe ever hiad a son-in-law it must be a
man whose acquisitIveness was strong,
So that fetched me, and I told him to
go ahead, Ie first prop~osed sawing
out a square iluch of mny sktull anid set
(ling In a bump that would about meet
his views; bait I was a little shy, you
know, and( so lhe said hle could either
cnp me like the main in Marryatt's nov
el, or' else work me .up some . sort of a
bump by hydraulic pressuro,'or suctIon,
'-Dd lie do It?"
"Well, all I know is that I was kept
In that office for four nIghts and three
days with a bucket on any head, put
there to hold tho machinery down;
andl that I was so delerlous'most of the
time that lhe had to strap me to a book
case. When I came to, I found that ]
hiad abunpover my oar as large as a
four cent loat' of bread, and old P'art
rIdge, you know, was standin~g there
exclaiming, 'Splendid I Splendid I' and
dlecoraiting It with a caricature In canis
tto oft a miser grasping a hag of gnta I
11,' kIll that old Mlot, yet, It' I get a
" You recovered, thottgil ?"
"Yes; and the next day Partridge
ah lie mist have a east ot' that noble
bump at all hazzards. Said he wianted
It to Ilist rate his 11111tal address be
f'ore the I'lilosoph ical Society. So,
like the Incredible ass that I am, I
yielded. Hie put me down oil the sofa,
plugged mly nose with andills, and then
daubed some kind of white mud over
my face. t stood it patletly tiiitll the
sil i hardenied, anl theln the old man
took the mold off. A bout inl hour lat
ter he had a bust of' me, without hair,
a-id with a bulge oi one side that looks
like i cantalotipe skewered onl i witter
melon. Ife has it. on his table now,
with busts of' 11111rderrs, pi rates, pick
(loekets itnId paI1 pers. "
"You got Iis dau. ghter, though ?"1
I"That's what I wasi coming to. Af
ter lie had 1lnislied the bust, I thought
I'd done about enough, and so I asked
him plumply If I could have her. And
do you know what that beastly buca
iCer said ? Actually rose up and said
that Sally was engaged to Jim l)Dun
eali, and that. the anniioulncemient would
be made on Tuesday I Laid me right
out, I That girl had gone back onl me,
fair mad square I And so here I am. I
bought. a wig anti went olf to hide ily
Then Simpson said gooI morning
and left. It, struck me that his case was
rather hard, taking it altogether,
Grandpi 11rown's Brown Cow.
To begin waltl, or, more literally, to end
with, she had a short, tmnipy tail, with which
she had a habit of making herself very dis
agreeable in fly time. 11er age was coa
siderably past that which is allotted to ani
mals of her kind, one of her horns was
straight, and the other Crunple(l, like
that of the animal described in "The house
that Jack built."
She was an exceedingly iiervous creature.
She would not submit to provocation with
out proper resentment. Ii other words,
whoever attempted to milk her had to be
very gentle about it or Ie would find her
heels flying in a very uncomfortable man
ncr about his head.
She gave an abundance of very rich milk,
for which reason Grandpa lrown did not
see fit to dispose of her, and so she remain
ed ii his possession for many years.
One Saibhat b1 afternoon Uncle James went
out to do the milking. The flies were very
thick in the barnyard, and, upon attempt
ing to milk the brown cow, he found her
very iiervous and uneasy. Ie had just
succeeded in getting com fortably sented upon
the milking stool, wheni "1 Old Brownie,"
as we were accustomed to call her, struck
him a sharp blow in the eye with her
After rubbing his eyes a moment, Uncle
James conmenced milkiig, but soon re
ceived another rap that fairly made his
"Sol" lie yelled Impatiently. The old
cow bounded away to the other side of the
Uncle John stood by, an interested spec
tator of the scene.
"Don't be rough with her, Jim," he said.
''Rough I" exclaimed Uncle James, with
an exhibition of muich feeling, "let her lilt
you in the head with that old tail of her's
and see how you'd feel."
"Give ine the pail," said Uncle John,
with anll air of one who knows what he is
about ; "I'll milk her. I never have any
- He took the pail from Uncle James'hand
and approachled "Old Brownle," who
p~rickedl upi her ears and regardIed himii ap
Unicle John seated hiinself upon the stool,
pushied upl his coat sleeves, and conunencedl
"Trher~e," he said, "I have no trouble.
It's the easiest thing in the wor-Confound
your 01(1 brown hide I"
The latter p~ortion of his spch~i wvas di.
rectedl to the 01(1 cow, whlo struck him sav
agely in the mouth with her restless, stumpy
Uncle ,James laughed.
Uncle John p~roceeed with the milking.
Another whack from the stumpy tail of
"Hold( on there," yelled Uncle John.
The next moinent the milkpail was over
tuirned, and Uncle Joh~n found himself
sprawling upon03 the ground, while "Old
Erowvne" stood regardilng hiim from an 01p
p~osite corner of thle yardl with tan expression
of pleased1 wonder.
"Boys," shouted Grandpa Brown, who
hiad beeni looking fronr the othler side of the
barnyard gate, "why canl't you never lairn
to be gentle."
Hie op~enedl tile gate and( caime into the
"Fetch the stool nd pail here," lie said
patiently; "I never have any trouble with
her. So boss-so--so--so."
Grandpa Brown p~ut himself resolutely to
work ; "the milk begaun to flow andt stream
into the huge tin pail1."
"Whisk," went the stump~y tall, andl
Grandpa Brown's Sunday hat went dancing
across the yardl.
"So boss-so--so-so," he said1, patiently.
lie received another severe blow upon
"So,. so, so, lie said, soothingly. "Boys,
you see it's just as I told you. Trhere's no0
trouble at all about mIlking this cow, if
you only-So, so, so," he received another
wvhack, on the top of lisa bald head, from
her remarkable tail.
"Yes," continued lie, "after this, do just
as I do-soi" he suddenly shouted as that
abbreviated tall knocked his false teeth half
way across tile barnyard.
A pair of heels were unexpectedly pre
sented against him ; and lie found himself
sprawling upon the ground with the milk
from theo pail Btreaming over lis person.
When hie arose lhe was a pitIful object to be
1h01(, lis Sunday clothes were ruined, his
face was purple with p~assion. Seizing the
thircc-legged stool, lie hurled it at "Old
Brownie" with all his strength. It struck
her squarely uponf the shoulder, and she
was soon skipping about the yard upon
"You old rip " s'ald Grandpa Brown,
"you shall be soki to-morrow."
And she0 was.
--An old marritd cuplo live at Wes
ton, Conn. T1hey are Mr. 7almon
Sturges, whio Is 08 years of agei, and
Ann, his wife, who is now in her 94th
-Great Britain uses 500 tons of snujr
-The Maine beet sugar company at
Portlatnd has just finished refining the
180,000 pounids of sugar which it made
-Jily 9 will henceforth be the Ser
bian Fourth of July, as Prince Milan
then issued a proclamation teclaring
tihe iniependence of Serbia.
-Mary Louisa Andre Grellier, a kins
woman of Major Andre, recently died
at Clapton, near London. Major
Andre was a native of that place.
-A return issued shows that the
number of paupers In England and
Wiales at the end of 1878 was 730,340,
against 685,218 in the previous year.
-The farmerA on tile line of one of
the Canamdian railroads have sent a
train of ten car loads of wood to Quebec
for the poor of that city. The railroad
carried it free.
On New Year's Day 7,459,000 cards
were malied at Paris, as compared with
5,080,000 in 1878. The card is enclosed
in an envelop, to which is aflixed a
--The amouni1t of last year's taxes still
remaining uncollected at Fall River,
MAss., is about $119,000. Many of
these taxes are in quite large sums, and
it is est imated that of the whole amount
about $100,000 will be collected.
-A number of shells received very
recently by the British Field Artillery
in A fghanistan, were found to be fliled
with brick dust, instead of gunpowtl-ir.
Just where the substitution was eflict
ed is uinkiowi.
--I'rof. Erasmus Wilson, F. R. S.,
has handed to Mr. John Dixon., C. E.,
a chequie for $50,000, in redemption of
his munilicent pledge to pay him that
sum11 on the erection of Cleopatra's
Needle on the banks of the Thames in
-Nathaniel Whitehouse, of Tufton
borough, N. Ht., who is almost 98 years
old, last whnter chopped and .hauled
with his tOam his sumnier supply of
wood. lie also takes the entire care of
tell head of cattle.
-A cock-pit was raided at Pittsburg
one night last week, and two hundred
incii and boys were arrested as partci
pants. Six connelmen and one alder
man, who were present, escaped.
-All inquitive tramp picked up a
signaling torpedo oni the Pennsylvania
Railroad, near Coatesville, put It be
tween his knees and hammered away
with a stone. The torpedo exploded,
severely -wounding him.
-The total receipts into the British
ExciheqIer from 1st April, 1878, to 1st
February, 1879, amount to ?63,074,004.
in the corresponding period of last
year. Customs were ?16,794,000; Ex
cise, ?22,039,000, against ?22,217,000;
Post-oflie, ?4,108,000, against ?3,202,
-The National Library of France
contains 2,000,000 printed books, and is
the largest library in the world. Both
the British Miseutm, London, and the
Imperial Library at St Petersburg have
over one million of volumes. The Roy
al Library, Munich, comes next, with
-The flve leading English railways
paid the great aggregate sum of
?101,507 ($507,535) during tile last half
year for personal injuries and loss and
damage of goods by accidents on their
lines. Large as this sum I.s, it is smal.
ler than the amount forthe correspond
lig period last year.
- -The battle flags of the Connecticut
regiments will be remoyed froin the
State Arsenal, at Hartford, to the new
Capitol building as soon as practicable,
a resolution having been passed by the
State Legislature alltilorizing them to '
be kept at tihe Capitol hereafter. .
-A pictulre of Donnybrook Fair,
valued at $2000, was stolen about a .
mnonlth ago froth the saloon of Tihomas
Jones, On Market street, Ne wark, N. J.,
and( no0 clew to the thieves could be diis
covered1. Last Sunday a police oficer
found the missing picture wrapped up~
inl oilclotht andl carpet and hliddenl in an
Oild sewer p)ipe.
-Th le Holly system of heating housen
withl steam sentL through street mains
has just been established in Springfield,
Mass,, whlere a gas comllpany has bought
tlhe right. Sp)ringfiekd is the second
city to try it, Lockport, N. Y., having
been tihe first.
-A milnor was ridhing up on an ele
vator in a Nevada shaft. One of his
hands(1 caught inl theO framework of the
side, and he was loft dangling 1000 feet.
from the bottoml. Ils plight was not
discover-ed until tile elevator reached
the surface wihout him, lie was so
weak, after being rescued, -that he
could( not stand.
'-Michiganl University reports a
faculity of 04 members, and 1372. stu
dents. Of the latter, 441 aro in the
literary or academi mdepartment, 829 In
the miedical, and 400 in the law schools,
Theil attendlance now is larger thlan at
any former perIod in tile hlistory of
-Mr. William E. Dodge, of New
York, and others of his name, have
called a conlvent ion of the Dodge family
to nmeet in Salem on the 19th of next
July. That will be tihe 250th anniver
sary of tile ianding of Win. Dodge, of
Salem. All tile Dodges in the country
-In ordinary wintet' weather in
Paris tile services of 2500 publieiy paid
street sweepers are employed, with
2000 auxiliary hands at halt wages.
Inl very bad weather 7000 sweepers, b..
8s(des Inspctors an~d chiefs, are regd
at a moments notice to ply their brooms
in all tile streets of the city. They be
gin at three in tile morning and end at
four in the afternoon. Sometimes,
hlowever, they work for twenty hours.
-rThe annual report of the. Secretary
of the Con necticut State Board of Edu
cation has just been published. Proma
it it appears that tihe amount expended
for the public schools last year was.
$1,509,150,85, beingA decreas4 of less
than $4000,'whlile the amount! toceived
from all sources was $1,609,168.81, or
An increase of nearly $8000. There are
1637 publIco schools in the St*4o T1
increase in the 'attendatide 'of (I
over thle year preceding WAS 14O'
nulmber of pupils in J anuaryr 7~ 4
138,407.,. An ihidication of th~~t
tory growth of th@ schoo s
Oonneetiecut is th'9 feet that tea
raised by to*tt6n for schoo' rtNA:
'ago was $628,181.19~ whfltb
raised last yer wa *1, %,
about double te anlQlWy a