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TIRI-WEEILY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., MAY 13, 1879. NO
nt PINE TR4.
leforo your atoms came together
I was full-grown, a tower of strength,
seon by the sailors ont at sea,
With great stornas m( asur ng all my strength
Making my mighty minstrolsy,
Uompanion of the anciont weathor.
Yours ! Just as muoh as the stars that shiver
When the frost sparkles overhead !
Call yours as soon those viewless airs
That sing in the clear vault, and tread
The clouds! Less yours than theirs
'I hose flsh-haw ks swooping round the riv or
Iu the prnimoval dopths, embowering
My broad boughs with any branching poors,
My gums I Npilled in prcclous drops
Ay, even in those elder years
The calol building in my tops,
Along any boughs the panther cowering.
Beneath mny shado the red man slipping,
Himnself a -Al.dow, sto.i away;
A palor shadow foll3ws him !
Races may go, or races stay,
The .cones upon ny loftiost limib
The winds will many a year be stripping.
And there thu hidden day be throwing
His fires, though dark the dead prime be,
Before the bird shako off the dow.
Ah ! what songs have beou sung to me
Whiat songs will yet bo sung, when yon
Are dust upon the four winds blowing
True to Herself.
'l'he Novenber afternoon was dar
kening Into night as Florence and I
irove front the cemetery where we had
seen our father laid to rest. I was
twenty-two that summaaer, an: -the aill
taced bride of .lbert Freenatnt ; but,
since nmy father's failure and death, I
had not seen in ; aund my heart told
mle only too plainly that the love which
had been given to Marion Wilde, the fa
vored of fortune, lad not beeni tLns
ferrel to Marion Wilde, the homeless
Florence, thought younger tnan I
wats married ; had her home and
husband, an(l so could afford to look
calmly on my father's faillure and
death. But 1-what was I to do? I
iust begin the world and earn a living
Ve stopped before the mansion that
lad so long been hoine-that after to
night lwould be home no longer.
"I wish to speak to you, Marion,"
I led the way to the library.
"'Well,"' I said, sitting down ini the
gloom. ''What is It, Florence?''
"It is this, Marion : Whal do yon
ileal to do?"
"I don't know."'
"It is time you did," saId P lorence.
"You must earn yoar own living. I
tell you quite frankly that I cannot of
fer you a homie, alad you muaast get some
situation. To-morrow you inuist leave
thIs hiousre. You have no money.
Where atre you going?"
I dropped ny head on the table and
burst Into tears. Oh, thie unspeakable
inisery of' that moment t My sister had
never been overstocked with affection
for her family, and thoughts of the
world had always filled a large place In
her heart; but it did seem as it she
might have given ne tine to bury my
father before thrusting me Into It-andl
not mny father only, but my lover also,
for he wvas not (lead to men, and nmust 1
not bury him out of' my sight?''
"I have been thoughtful for you
more than you have been for yourself,"
pursued Florecnce "I have foundh you a
temporary home. Mr's. Brown is In
wvant 01f a seamstress. I have spoken
for youl; her' ternms are liberal and you
go at once."
Marion Wilde go out as a seamnstress!
Howv coolly she talked of it.
"You wvill go there to-morrow morn
Ing, when you leave here, andi while
there 'you can advertise for' another
place. I must be goIng, Good-bye."
"I dId not answer', uand she was gone.
'P'huen I sak dowvn in nmy loneliness,
poverty and misery, and 1 erled utitl I
could cry no longe'r.''
"'Oh, Albert, Albert!'' I cried In my
great grief, is this the love you have
pr'ofessed for me ?"
And so the long nIght passed, as all
nighats must; but the morning found
me a changed woinan. It seemed as it'
in that one aight I had givent up every
thing that had been dear to me. I did
not lireak my heart, elther'. Albert
Freeman should never' (do that, when
any heart broke, it should be for a wor
tiler ohjtect. No I I thanked H~eu ven
that I l'wid learned Albert Freeman's
un worthiness so soon.
With no choice left, I took my way to
Mr's. Brown and remained for' three
months as a member of the family.
One morning an advertisement in the
p~aper attracted my attention, and I de
termined to answer it. It was for a
copyist. A few minut"s later I knock
ed at the office 'door of Edwin Graham.
Hie was a, barrister, and one of the most
talented n~sen of the bar.
'TYoum ad vertisedl for a cop~yhst," I sa id,
"'and I came to see If' I could (d0 what
"Wihl1 you write. sonmethaing for me ?"
lie said, and he placed some writing
materials before me. .*
I wrote soveral lin', which he excam..
hned and said wvould do.
I found his terms liberal, and carried
home a large roll of papers. It was ar
r'anged that after this the clerk was to
call for my writings and bring me or
Min' Graham called occasionally to
give m~e directiow' a bout thela#v pap6rs.
He w~s a man of abehit thirty-five,very
kiudl in hisa mapp~er, and occasional
ly brogit me o bok to read. His hit
tie kindnesses were vory wecome to Ie
iII mny great loneliness. -
I have forgotten to say that I had
gone to reside with an old lady whom I
had once befriended duriig a long ill
ness, but who had since received a
small legacy which enabled her to live
In time my writings grew to be other
thani the Copying of law papers. First,
I wrote a sho.rt sketch, and sent it to
one of the leading perlodicals; it. was
received and .paid for, and I contintied
writing. Soon after a new book was
given to the public, aind loudly applau
dled. A few evenitings afterwards, Mr.
(G raham called and brought tme the
book, saying he wished ie to read it,
as lie felt sure L should like it. The
ac:tior was unknown, he said ; she on
ly gave a filetitious name; and all the
elforts of the public had been unsuc
cessful In ilading Iter out. I said noth
Ing. I chose to keep ny secret.
I had made up my mind to give up
copying, and told him so. lie looked
at ine iI tAIrprised way for a momlenilt,
then 4aid: 'may I ask why, Miss Wilde!
Are you to be married ? Tell mie that,
it. Is not soII"
lie took my hand, then went on, hut
riedly: "I love you You cannot be
surprised at this; You must have heard
it, before. Tell ie that no one else has
a c1lha Lin Your heart.''
I told lhim the story of my past life.
"'You cainnot care for e second love,"
Btit ie only Clasped ile in his arls
sayiylg, "Your second love is lore pre
elotis to-te thani the first love of any
other wothan. -
I told hilm that evening who was the
authoress of the book, he so mutch ad
mired. A look of proid joy came into
"I thought it wos like you ; it made
me think of yout wien I read it; but I
did not dream of this. Why have yout
kept it sucLh a secret ?"
"Can you wonder?" I replied. " ilave
I not learned wihat it was to be loved
for mny good fortune, and then forsaken
iv ien it forsook me ? I wished to be
loved for myself alone."
.Only once have I met Albert Free
man ; it was seven yeairs after muly faith
c's death. He didn't know of' my
marriage, ain'd begged tme to forgive
"0, Marion I'" he said, "You would
forgive aid pity me If you knew what
I had suffered. Only forgive m' Altr
ion, and let me wiln your heart once
more. Promise to be my wife, and
nothing on earth shall part uts."
What a lood of bitter memories op
pressed mily soul.
"There was Ia time long past,' I alnt
swered, "when my heart Was all your
own ; but you east itback as worthless.
11ave I not suf'ered, thini youV I
would not trust you with my heart if it
were ever so free; but it Is not; I have
given it to one that loves me, not for
my gold, bit for myself; I am married
to a good and noble man, and I love
him with my whole heart."
Disadvantages in Life.
Sitting at the foot of a boarding house
Wearing tight boots with a big wad
of (cotton darning on the heel.
Walking through a crowded ferry
boat withi a year old baby on your
l'assing the club or billiard roomn
ilthout 'dropping in to see who's
IHaving a bad cold in the head amnd no
handkerchIef within hailing distance.
Being asked what time it Is wh'len
youtr twiele is keeping your watch to
Endeavoring to perstiade a tailor that
the longer your bill goes over the sou
er~ wIll tihesunm of resumption rise like0 a
forty cent sky rocket.
Carrying a scuttle of coali up staiirs
while the partaner of your joys stainds
in the hall and~ yells, 'Oh, Ilenry,what
a dirt you're making on my new ear
For the first time in one's life asking
a girl If sihe wouldn't like to go out
some eveinig next wveek, and have lier
coldly say 'No, y'ou musn't keel) late
TIaklng off onie's shoes in thne lowe'
hall to wvalk up stairs niolslessly, andi
Juast as the 101) is reaehied to (drop one
81h00, and heairing it going to the bottomt
lhke the gong of eterity.
A Hiananted Hotse.
A house in Mayfair belongs to a noble
lord. It was let seime years ago to a Bra
zilian Minister, whose wife died there.
This house being recently in the market,
was purchased by a friend of the owner.
On this tihe wife of the owner wrote to a
friend, and begged her to rescind the pur
'chase, the reason alleged being that shte
wvoldl have nio peace in the house, as a
~ghostly woman in greeni had the unpleasant
kanck of wandering about the staircases
andi rooms,t!and occasionally passig through
a indow and airing herself on the balcoany.
Thel peculiarity of tIs ghost is that she ap
pears by (lay as well as by night. Manyr
attempts have been made .to grapple with
her..but they all proved futile. Now, I do
anot believe in ghosts,' but whio-i this mys
terius visitatit that actually prevents the
sale of a house hii London?9
"Is it possible that Mr. Godfrey is tup
and at work, and cured by so simple a
"I assure you that it is true that he is
entirely cured, and with nothing but
Hlop Bitters; and only ten days ago lisa
doctors gave him, up and said he 'Must
"Well-a dayl T hat ts remiarkable I
I will go this day and get some for my
poor George. I know hops-aro good,'
The lousecleaning Dinnia.
Jolhtn Jcobs hat been iarried niine
or ten tioliths, and thought lie was pe
culiarly blesed. Ills wife was mild
and gentle and his home peaceful. As
he left things iI the iorn Inug so lie
found them when lie returned at night.
If his slippersj were left reelining lin
negligle lin thet -uiddle of* the parlor floor
after break lait lie knew Jiust where to
id thenm before sipper. Some men
might hiave oljeeted to tis arrange
mlient as ca reless ani prodigalblit Johii
did not. lie wilited peace, a[nId for the
first ten ioitis of his mtarrie( i 'e he
got it. The dremili was broken iup lIst
week. Jacobs got i) one of' those ex
Ceptionaly titne mornings, wheb Come
so seldoml this time of the year', an1d
foud his lisuially tiaridy spotuse Ilrealdy I
till and si.ippiig froin roomn to 10011
witlh the firo of'st tubborn resolitloi us- I
II rpinug tile (rleamily, resined expre sX jii- I
sioni ol' her eye. She as ioistelilg I
her linlgers mad Imiakinig hieroglyph ics i
on fihe wimlow-panles, peeling Iilder
dloor.-im:its and w lash-stailds, lowingi
clouds of1 dust oill the inocenlt books
that lay ron1d the roomii, aInd carrying
oi generally as t lhough she IltI sud- t
denly ch liged iudivilitally with sOineI
JolinR eR1t hiis 1111111ti11:11 Mealll i sil
ence), notwithistiainding madamil held his I
plate up to ith light beiore she wouhl I
allow him to touchIi it, anld then tested 1
it mulich ats htle had seeni her do the wIn
This wason Tuesday. Wlien he
eime hime that night le lookei inl VinliI
for his slippeI's, and folnd Ilhe vollu me
of' Mr.s. .Joh uson's '-G arter" outl inl Ohew
hakyard ider the coal-shed. ()Ii
Wedn04esibly, when lie e'tu for the QillCe,
Itei'r a SCr'ap brei kilast , lhe inot el alit-.1- I
am hai1d her head tied ill) lin it wnite
iipkini, and venturing to ask it' it ael
(cd, i-(l(OVCti for reply it SiggestUion "to
go about his buisiiMess for 1 stupid." 1
On hi Is way down he took the piecai
tiolt to mop it the olilee of' the fim ifly
physicianl, andl( letye anI order l'or- him1 1
to call lat lils house'.
Wheu he wenit homile at nool, co)ntia
iry to hlls ustial customi), he round a
erowd on the other corner looking. In
tently toward his domilulle. Directing
lils oWn eyes that way', he saw IIItaiiti
on top of time roof, scrubbing it oil' and
washing down the bricks of the chim
ney. Finding It was no use to ring
the bell, lie elWibmed over the back fence
ruin ing a twelve dollarpair of breeches.
lie to1nnt most of the f urniture out in
the backyaird. and the balance obstiriuct
ing I lie stairway. Il his 'iiifrantic alorts
to get ill) * stairs lie dislodged a piano
stool, which let down a chamber stove,
which precipitated a waslistaid , vhici
started down a wardrobe, which tii
bled t promiscous collection of iani
boxes, eaal-scuttles, wash-piter, 11111
sic racks, &C., down on his ldevoted
Tihe next morning whenl Ms. .Jacobs
relieved him from (Iurance i and got his
wounds dressed, she condescended to
explain to him that she was done
housecleaning now for one year, and I
lie said he was so glad.
Nothing more was said about It for a
while, and then Mrs. J. rema-ked that
she did not know how some poople lived
in s0 mluch di't.
The Fuel Suppliy.
T1here is oine po01nt in household econ
Omyi3 upjoni whilch the landlord and1( the
guest will niever' agree. It is on the
quantity of wood requIred to heat a
r'oomi. Now, the landlord is hirmly
conviniced, and lie grounds his8 convic
tions up)on a long ser'ies of' actutal tests
and1( pr'act,leal exp~erimenits, extendingf
over a term of years whieh daites back
to the year lie began to "keep tavei'n,"
that t.ao sticks of wvood1, about two
Inches in diameter and somiewhat long
or than a match, willl, if prioper'ly uisedl,
keel) a biright flue, snappIng and roar
lng In a large oven stove all day13, and
then, If you1 cover them uip carefully
wvhen yon retire, they wvill smoulder
all night long, and yo9u wvil only have
to open1 the (hamper to have ia nice wVarmf
room to dress in, the next morinlg.
He knowsa this, becAuse lhe tells the
guest lie has tried It, and does tiry it
very successfully in his room ever'y
night. I never hieardo the guest dlispute
the landclord, but I canl't r'ememiber'
ever hainilg seen hilin look .convinced.
When I ordler a fire In my roomt I usu
ally have this kind of circus. I say to
the boy In commanding tones:a
"Brig up soime woodl."
Tiheo boy looks amazed, goes awvay
slowly, anid Just before the lIre goes
(lead out, lie returnis with two armsf'ul
of wood, one0 stick in eCh1 aim..
The sticks are short, but thin.
I seize them gladlly aud thr'uist them
both Into the stove-.
"Now,, then," I cry ceerlfully,
"bring tip some) wood I"
Th'le boy dlsappear's, and I catch a
parting glimpse of bis white, terroi
stricken face as lie slides down the
banisters. In -due time comes to the
room, not the frIghtened but with liea
Vy so1lemn tr'ead, the Ilndlordl. There
is trouble in his face.
"What do you wvant?" lhe asksu
"Wood," [ say, "wood I woodl I" my
cry Is still for wood 1 "Fuel1 1C(ombus
tibles ! Infiamablo substances I Vege
table growth anddevelopmeiit I wood I"
"Why, "lie asks, with a pulzzledex..
pression Oin hIs face, "didn't the boy
bring you up some wood just now ?"
"Yes," I reply truthfully. And
seemas kind of oddly to mel, but' after
all, I am glad I told it undei the oir.
ThE landlord lookid wuiideelngli
iron ad the room, glances behind th
;(ove, stoops Owntiand e's .iunder th
"Well, why,'' lie says at last, in
)erplexed tone of confibence, "%wher
"Ill the sto0," I $say.
A n expressidn of incr'edtlotus bewil
lertieitt spret 8s over his (qnestiottiln
'ace. lie lp " tfeebly and ialterlainly
I' Yes, but . rest of it ?"
"1In the stovt% too,'' I say.
'"Vlat !!'' site good Imlall shoutb
'All of' it.?"
'.All of' it,'' isay.
"Ie doesn't believe tile. lie stoop
town before tho stove, opens the doo
idl looks in. fis worst fers are real
Zed. With a hollow groati lie cl ose
he door and shuts the damiiper wit
ch ai easy, ,(ilck, long practleei
n n of the wrisp taliiai i ne tperleneel
nati ean never eteet It, and rising t
1ls feet, goes feebly down stairs, hold
ng one hand to ils bewildered head
In I the other to his throbbir.g lieirt
ly-aid-by lie comes back to tile room
vith the wan, silent utice of a sp'c'tre
to bairs two sticks of wood, somewiii
hi 11nner t hana tle ones the boy brought
mit. Oil tho other hand, consideaibl
borter. lie shudders as ie walk
list tie, atId ilays then down inl tlhi
1)t-tom of' the wood-box and cover
hem1 Ilp nWit.hi a piece o' all old enlvel
pe to ilde then from my extravagai
yes. Biut I seize them Iroini um. Ier hil
inuds, even wiet he is hiding them
I.(id not, lieediln; tle tremtilons ha III
We retcles forti to sto) Ite, I Li1rtis
he sticks into thestove, and say. calm
y and sternly :
"Send the 1.y up Nwith some cliniks.'
The aidlord presses his hands ove
it- eyes and goes reelinr out, into thi
tall. lie says, in a g Wihst whisper
"Well, if you calni't crowd 1uore woo
nwo tihat stove than atty man I eve
Ancl lie goes down sttlais ald it eni
ear li him solbbilg, and telling the hall.
loys they'll have to ke'p lilt -ye! Oil 1ii1
raizY la111 i No. 72 or lte'll set, th4
mOilS oin lire.
The Wild Cat.
I was plodding along I,, it wagon f'ron
e'omeo to Mtttiee, over anll exCeCrab1)l
evel road, in the hot noon sun of I
lily dity. The dilver was a hardy fel
ow who looked as though lie could out
ung a bear and loosen the tightes
11 0' liLrl. with a idie -<oiKO, 11
et heo owned thitL he had been fright
nted by a wild cat so that lie ran fron
t, and then lie told the story. which 1
:lve you partly in his own words: 1
Va1s driving along. this road1( inl a buggy
vith as fast a horse as ever scorned ti
vhip. when some tell rods athead of us
tist by that big oak, a wild catleadinq
bree kittens, camo out of the wood
rossedl the road and went into thos
mtshes on oiur heft, and I thiought Whai
ice pela they woutild make, aid wishie
hld one. Wihenl I came up1) I notleet
lie of the young 01e in the edge o
he bushes but a few feet off, atid
eiard, or i6hought I I arl the old on
tealing along deep it the woods.
prang out, siatched the kitten, tlren%
t into the buggy, Jumped lin and start
(I. WIien I laid hands)(18 on it, it iewe
.ud( kept me10Wing, atnd as I grasped th<
einis I hiear'd a shiar'p growl and
hrashing thtrough the bush. I knev
lhe 01(d one was11 '-comi1ng, and the nex
tnstant she str'eamned over a log at
lighted In the r'oad. She ran with
oi' eyes flaninig, heir -hair brIstling an<~
tot' teeth grinning. She turned as ot
pivot, and gave an nhearthly squtal
is she saw me racing away, am
>Ounided after with stuch yellsasudh fur:
mid gainied onl me so fast that for ver:
'ear I threw tile kcitten oit and lashe<
lie tiying horse, but she sear'cel:
>auised for that, butt bounded on
vbilo, qs though r'ecovery of her younj
a ould not .suffice withotut revenge
tWheni I saw her at my very back
leely breathed, until her crying
shhld recalled her. llero at the top o
his itch I looked back and saw lie
tanditng, wIth her' young one in lie
nouth looking after' mn as though sh
tand half a mind to drop the kittel
ind give chase again. 1 gave the hors
c ut, and dId not feel quite safe uinti
had got some miles away. I made ul~
ny mind from that time forward to Ie
ro.ungkitteens alone and mind my owi
.A countr'y rector anid his lady wvere
me day ridIng in a gIg In the town o
lgo, and on the fly road observed
mnall, ragged boy tending a goat
vhich hie held by a string. "Say,.boy
vhat's your nlamie?"'ask~ed the inis
or, - "Patsy, your honior," ainswere<
le wee fellow, with a bow. "Well
'atsy, can you tell tme how many goi
here ~are?" said the dIvine with I
mdge to his wife. "Don't. know tha
ir, answer'ed the boy, making a sec
md1( bow. "There's but one Gohd, ima
uhild,"' said the lady and the gig drovi
m. Ilow Ignorant those poor Catho
los are," remnark~ed the minister. "Ye;
led help them," repliedh his wire
L'hree honra after as they were return,
iig, the boy was in the .samae place
TPlease, were you ini Sligo, sir ?" ask
gd Vatsy, "Yes, my little lad," rephiei
;he rector, why doe you .ask ?" "I'i
.Ike 'to know from you, how man:
shimnoysare there in Bligo?" "Chaim
icys, you little rogue, liow do I know
[ nekr counted them "
jThen,.si r, if -yotu can't tell hov
nany chituneys there are in SlIg
vyhere you have been,-howcould .1 tel
iow mAny Gods there are In heatven
wherd IJ hev~r I e l'
V ainzer lin at seal Skinm Sack.
It was a fearu:l battreed up eitizen
ess that wailtiod lito police headIair
tors tile other katty an11d deanuided a
"C'ertainly," said the 1'. A., picking
iup at blnk. "What is the scotidrel's
iiIJIe. 11111al ie "
"It vasnt a tuan, it was thlat..ugy,
s)itetLl itissy, Mirs. 31c iilfey. I'll
IhaIv h r heart's blood !'
"You doll't illeats to say' that it. was
a wonalm1 that battered you p i)n t hat,
"4'11 (ell yott illi about, It. Yotu see
the diststitng creattire lives ]text to
"'Andt this inorninag I was~ just polish
nlug u p oir Cak eh basket-real Silver
your hoior- hen wihat shotili I see
golmg pist the winlow bit 31ris.Guireioy
startini olit fo r at walk Ill .t svIll skil
"Yes, llaliailile, but'
"Te iea of' her in at seal skiii when
she can hardly pay her rent. I just
ni to the window to sm. i* it, w:s a sual
skin or ir, aiid lentaeii 4on to it-o -"
"I insist, ly good oml a
"Anid I leanied--anil I le'anettl-and
the firs. thilng Ikiew, I ell owean out
oil liy hIai."
"SAnd( that's wii.t ilred youl inl this
inlln er ?'
"Exact'ly, sir. Now I %anlit to get.
L Ier atrrested ati( solit to j1il for tel
years, iV yot1 cuil tix it that waty. SeII
skin saik, indeed !"
iut the olicial ieirtlessly reflsed to
L interoere, and te feaitle w reck walk
edl oil', contsoliig herself, % wit tile re
ileeloll hiat it was waish day, antid that
ait all evelts, sle. cotli cut all tie
clothes' tied to her bach felnc an1d
let lown the Mlc(iuiey linen 1illo tile
ato ~a amiiera was Euchrlet.
JohttI loilleid, was stal-lilig in the
Street, ellt raneo of, liooley's .item.
pii1.ing w%ith exxt.rie satlislactioll
tihe process.3iol tIIat, Wis passing
Into the hou1se1 , wilel his Ittent.ilt av.ts
espeelally draw to two young m11en1
with noIsIly checkered tilsers and enl
ormllouls (iamlllonlds, Who were conafer
rinig Ill some earnestness With the ju
ior llooley, who presides lit the bix of
lice. "Want at pass, I slilpose," thought
.ie. "Dona't get it this ti), atll tite
salme." Presently lie saiw tile treals
thle pair. approachled.
"8ay I youtr inme Scholleli ?" aisked
one of themll,
"4Are0 yOI tie mnger 01 tIis heird
"Do you liss the perfesh ?"
"The wha.? "
"T he perfesh."
"4 Whlit'. tia ?"
"A w, don't sorew yoirself too high.
Do you paiss the pelt'esh "
"Do0 youl mlean thle professilonll
"ily, cert--he peoresh."
"That. depenls-lI-who-r11eC youl ?"'
"We're 31eGlannaan aid M(laber
- "What do you do I''
Eachi put a haid to tile other's
nbearesit shouldiert) and( dianled thtree or
four' steps8 as they sang:
Oh, I hate to toll,
Unti thou I musat.
widinig upi by31 ratislig their 11111 and1(
sta-IRin an~ 1tatll tttde.
"S8ong and1( dan11ce men, are yout ? Sot
ry, but i nn't pass5 yPou."'
- "'Wh---w evll, I'll be blam.11'd,"'sa1id
one, Increduiilouisly as.'tonla~hed. "Y1oui
doni't pass tile pertfosh ?"'
"'Why,'' exclaimned Alir. Schtollei, '"I
c ani't let you In ; I'm1 Iurnin11g people
away from the house thait want to pay
I moniey to get ini. Ilow do you suppose08
I can afford to give you room ?"
-'"Theit wV0n't, yout paISS its ?"
rfield, Is It!'' (producinlg a piece of pa
"'Yes, myl name(1's Schlolleid."
"O4ot ai peneil ? Lemmae taike It."'
Mr. Sclhofleld lot himti take it.
"hlow do y'onI speil that, ungodly
name of youirs?"' (pr-epaing to naote
"S-k-o-w-. Do'youa know what I'm
goin' to do?"
"I'm goun' to glve It to you iia .theo
p lerfesh. I'm goin' to write you up1
"Oh I Youa are, atro you ?" And here
about Mr, cbolld began to look ox
"Yes, I am, S-k-o-hue l I cant'tspeli
that beastly oibl nlame-write it downa.,
yorself. I want to get It just riht, I
wnto e you have It so thait nIobody'il
be able to jnhstake it."
"Gimime thalt papor anad pencIl," 8sa1d
Mr. Schlofleid, with suiddenl energy.
I'hlere It for you plain enou1gh.
Thr "(writIng algainst the wvall), "J.
B. Schoild, bigawvd. Tiheae! send1(
thaht w~herever you like, and teli 'em I
dlon't pases hlamnfatters nlor beats,.In 'the
perfesh2 or ont of It. D'ye hear ?"
"All right. You'll hoar from us
"Not if I can help it, I 'yon't."
."The boats," sollloquIzed Schofld,
,,when they had gone. "Wrirte me tip,
will they I'?'
ir. H1ooley called him up stairs as
this juncttre, and the incIdent was soon~
Sfo'gotten. Half an hour later )u.i
N ich~ols stopped at. the do'er with."Mi'.
Schbofield,I thought you were givinag
no ggst this week1
"Well, look at tIis. A cotiple ol glue
brothers brought this in% a little while
Ailr. Schotleid looked at, it. Tiiere was
no mistaking the trick. T'ie gentle
men of "the perfesh'' hal taken his
'wrathiIlly given signatit re and writtena
over It the simple preface, " Pass Two.
"1Where itre they now ?" te aked.
"'Insie. shall I fetch them ott ?'"
"'Not by mv means. Go take them
in to onte of t Ie boxes, and senti thetm a
a <jitart bottle it. my expenise.
No Tlne for Sentiment.
At a fitt'llititre atjtiolt It widow seem
ed to be ttite anxions to possess herself
of a second-hatnl stattd, aniId the only
biler iI opposiIin wais it long-bodled
Young mnl, Whose teatil anld wagonl
were hitched aeross the. street. Otne of
the crowd slipped atontil to him anld
"6I presumi e yott have retlitgs for thte
poor. wvilow, whIo Is tr3in gr to )tet along
ai editeate her children ?''
"'Yes wa the w i(reply.
"Well, then, don't bid iigains, this
wjilow onl t hat, stand. I thi'nk she sni
pects 1that, there is it secret drawer full
of greeithacks In it., aiind ithe itney will
be a great, lielp to her. Hlemenber the
witlow an1d the(, fathlerless.4
"Two oloIlara and a tina ter !'' Called
the long-bodjtid yonnaig mtat110 t the anle
"What! liave you no stultI itient'!
exclaimctl ith citizen.
"M1ister man, there's t time for si
ii ment, and i titime 'or hny itng stantds,"
1eplied tie teainster. "This is tto tme
for sentiimeit-I biti twety shillings!'
The witdow went it (inarter better,
and the yoting iat settled her by bid
ililng three and a half. The statid was
knocked down to imi1, tnd its ie placed I
it, inl the wagon ie sit d to the citizen:
I tion't watt, (o Ibe the metants of a'
i let ting the widder and the fat,herless,
bt business is busi ness, you k now.
In' goiig to pike for * hotin and kntock
t~his 'ere stand to pieces, and I' site
wants to) borry an1y Ioney 'l he It
Inan11 abot it."
They tell a st-ory ot a bra.keinen ott
a weserit trailu, who wi.tle dreamtintlug
at nliht, untatrlued lie was on the plat,
fort oli'is car dirtiing across the )ilains
it, a featrfult ratte. Thi danger sial
Wat gu aui singling tunseil to
ote side he saw inl the distanceti tie red
eye oft a locomtotive coming with hlea- I
long spted toward h0im1. lie seized the
brake and twisted It, round with fran
tie veheene-meanwhi his ears
were issilled by the mostt f'rattie
sithrieks, wihich in the coI ln ) Iisione iis
took 1'or tihe screams of the loconotl ive, I
lint imagilie his horror when on1l
a a-lkening Ie found ie hal seized hlls I
wife by the eIars and had ntearly twisted
her heal from her slIcIIdetrs. The eX
1wieIICe ol' tlis COetric riaIilroader
was Otn at par with that of a Well known I
genti Leman of hiiis couantry, who in t Is
dreams imagined lie was it it fierce dis
cussioni with a political opponent, an1d
to elinch the argninent. imlled the itose
o' hIs aitagonist. Unfol)rttuntely it
was his wife's niose lie putlledl however,
aitd that tihgnamnt fetmale r'ealizinig theo I
.sittiiatioii In iani Istant., went 1or him
tiotmethin g of' Lihe fashiion 4)1 a cata
untttni.'s ansaitit upon ta rival wildcent.
Thei4 conIllict, Wias btrief, blit intere'3tlitg.
WhIienl the gentitman IIinallhy endeti the -
strunggle by rolling onut onl the thootr, the
blood( was trickling down his face fromt
hailf a dIoz/en wyountds, and thteire wits
ahou~it enough htair ont his hteado to make
tan Iidiatn saili) lock. Sintce theni the
genitlematn hats disciourtageud dr'eams and
'IThe ennal of' the ear Ia narrowest at
its center anid idens att eachl extremity
and at the innter: end the dr'um is placeOd.
No attempjt should be made(1 to putsh
any lnstirtiment ito the ear f'artheri'
titan it cant be seent, for it may lacerate1
the drumn 01r even the dlelieate orgauns
of heatrinig. If foreignt bodies areO pushl
ed beyond the niatIro'w portIon of the
cannal, thtey will go stIll further on to
the drtnu atnd cautse intensae pain anad
tnoise, 'lThe best means to get such art
tieles out of the oear is to throw' with
miodieratte force a attream~ of war'm water' I
fromi a syringe agalist the obstnruetilon,
which wtll Ilially wash It out. Somec
times a dleleate hook mray be benit f'rom
a wir'e or hair-pitt, alnd itniuated
aroun md the object whence It catn be ox- I
tr'acted. If amn insect, as often happens,
creep intto the oar, it m-ity lie killed by
a few drtops of glycerine or' sweet oIl,
which wvill suflocate It, andO thent it may
be syringed out. If a btitton Is in
the nioso, usually a slender hook will
withmdr'aw it-If not, withi a small I glok
coiveredl wIth cotton-wvooh, ptush10Idowni
if possible, uponi thto floor of the nose,
and thence thrmotigh into the throat,
whtence it will be coughud Otut of the
$Iio DIdnt't. 0e6 1t.
"Give me fiye cents, mister'?" quoer
ried a corputlenit woman on blturray
street, a 4aty or so agoi
'You don't scorn to Vo mnuch 'its
need," replied the paa'ty solicit~d.
"'You are a pretti svoll-dressed, ,.Ieal
thy-looking woman, ani .y~u have a.,
large basketful of grocerles.! e
'OYes," ghe 'responded, "ebut I. a'n
five Atits, 1vant tO huir~e a boy tocis
ry isybalke$ tp t~hetif for~ pti '
. Sil4 di et
Tihe Great Pyramid of Egypt.
'T'le Great Pyramid was originally
four huittidret anid euighty feet high, and
each side of its base measured seven
htindred and sixty four feet, dimein
simns slightly reduced by its use as It
tiUrry [it later times. 'The successive
Muslim capiltals of Egypt, of which
Uairo Is the latest, have been built of
tile monuIments 01' Memphis.-Tlie city
ruld its teIl)les have dltiapp1ileaed, and
left scarcely a trace ; yet the larger pyr
imnids have lost but a sm11al proLportion
A their materials, and where there are
iarks of ruit , it is rather iule to the
fforts of explorers thal Lo tile actual
riemoval of the stones from the site.
icell from a'ar, on what Horace well
ailis their loyal site, ttle vastmess- ot'
te pyramids strikes its; its weapproack
lithe, and begi to distinguish the
'otir ses of' Stonle, th is impression wanle-.
o return with nIll oppressive force as
we st~anm beneath them. All othber
works o' iman are dwarfed 6y them,
but it imist, be remembered that no
>tttr works of' inan1 occIlpled a whole
tailoll, as it is all but certain the
rreatter pyraimiIs did, for one or cyani
iwo geuteraons each. No publio
,vorks save tile pyramids are kniown of
he M1emphite kingdom. When true
mhlic works begin, py raimids become
ar less costly, like that of the wise
ing who excavated tile Lake Muris.
Vile oliject of' each pyraild was to on
omb i single mimmled king; some
imes two sepulcbral chambers mity
oint to i double birial; lit on case an
'arly 1ituonument, UIhe thbird pyrai-1d,
mwien to have been enlarged by a later
overeign ; but inl general each 11101111
nitit seems11 to laVe beell designed for
ill entombuent. The pturpose of so
rast at labor 18 n1o longer a mystery, i'
V(,- may asstume that the Egyptinls hld
h1e preservatioU ot tile body to be es
enltial to imm11ortallity. It 1.a Certin
hit all Egyptian tombs Were c(An
ti-ticted under tile intilenco of a be
lef iln tih Immortality of the soul.
l'hte inal ait of the pyramid builders
,ats that (1acih heiad of' tie religion aitd
tate sh1ould rest securely in these vast
1outltlerts, whose lorm is i type 01'
nttnortallty, resting on the solid rook,
heimselves solid anl ildestriuctible,
wet, pointing ileavellward. It Is a
veakness ot' practical naturo to laug Ih
vith Pliny at the pyramids, ats mecro
nionum ilents of hmnvanlity.
.. uV nSt.
Chiltiesi Broom, a farmer of Sullivan coun
y, N. Y., while lately setiarehing for an old
leed, concluded to examine tile contents of
i chest which had beei ill his possession
indllistllr)etd lor lif'ty4wo yelirs. It colitailled
id papers, md ill opening theim he dis
ovlered at package tied with tape. After
le tape Wias, exposed to tile air for two
1ours it became ai fine as. 1as'. ' Ii the
nekage Mr. Broom found live letters of
,rieat antiqlity aid of s1ome public impor
aice. One of the letters wats dated at York
own), I'll., October 5th 1777, written by
lohn11 Ifticock, then President of Congress
nforming Governor Clinton of New York
hat Congress had appropriated $500 for
lie Crection of i monument to tile mtiory
)f General lHerkimer. This is tie $500 of
viich ex-oovernor Seymour spoke in thu
peecl recently delivered by him ill lHerki
ner couity oil tile subject of raising lloley
o erect a miontiment in ionor of General
*lertkimeril. It Is said( that tlte $500 halvel
level' beent patid, aind on the strenlgth of this
eitter tile people of Herkimer will petitoon
jongress tot' Its paiymen~it, with interest for
t01 years, to lie (Iepeded for thte puirpose
IlameId. AnlotherI of tile letters was datted
Lt Kingstont, Oelobe1' 17th 1777, signed by
domorris, 111formninig Governor Clinton of tihe
'etreat of Gen~eral Biurgoyne. Th'le third
valS daitedl October 10th 1777, siginetd by
lohno Jay, to Governor Clinton. The fourth
vaS dalted Aiugust 1 7th 1777, signed by3
tichard'( M~orris, who atdminlsteredl the fIrst
'residentiail oathl of' oilee to GIenerar Wasuh -
tngton in Wali street, New York. The
11th letter wats written by Peter B. LIving
tont, August 1777, to Governor Clinton1, in
elation to the Medieal Decpar'tment. of tile
)oontinrmla it airmy.
Theo Amearlean~ Flaig,.
Tile flag of tile United States was or'igi
mlily adloptetd by an Act of Congress Junie
.4th 1777. It was5 thten composed of thir
een stripes andt ornatmented with tirteent
tat's, becauise there were thir'tedn separa'te
tates rep~resentedl In thte UnIon. ilIn'(94
enator0 Bradley, of Vermont, moved thlat
lhe flag conlsist of fifteen stripecs and fiflteen
tars, Kentucky aind Vermont having been
iddetd to tile inmber of States, and this
vas adop~ted. In 1818 Congress went beok
o the thirteen stripes, wIth a new star for
acht new state, anti this Is the present regu
ation for' the reglalr flag. In 1799, whdn
lhe revenue flag was adopted; Trenniesse
mdt boon atdmitted, nid th'ere'Were theu six
,een sttes, so the flag htad sIxteen .stripes.
Ll'his hans neovor been chatngped. Thu . thje
'evenne flag htas sixteent perpen %Iuliar
Itr'ipes5, thei umnion being white wlih the
latiollal arms in dark blte and the rbgtlar'
lag> has thIrteen. horIzontal stripes, the
malon being blue, wIth a whIte, starfr
nlodel of ,the t'.l Is, sid to have u6~ii
~he wlpg of a-bird; an'd Aki ailmI eb
ran cahi always be 1Mad" feo)iiCW
1rd's w'iris, joinell bi a ipo o ,
I1hotfan of the high prled 414 9i3Wa
in: tile form' of ja halt flr~~ '6
feathors 'of 'ditoentnlet s $ii)I,.
Woere the fatis oa~to'et Off~njil
ptocessiend, a'it At tn 99
Itgjj'tIaeseved as inflitth b a
Innimj of war;:Tbiik lK
davd boon in the hablt df( t4 "