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ThL-WEEKLY EDITION. - WINNSBOIRO, S. C., MAY 15, 1879. VOL. 111.-NO. 45.
THE OLD BARN.
Miiokoty, old and ortazy,
hiugleless, lacking some doors,
3ad in the upper story,
Wanting boards in the floors,
Beams strung thiok with cobwebs,
lidgepole yellow and gray,
Hanging in helpless Innoconce
Over the mows of bay.
How the winds turned around it
Winds of a stormy day
Scattering the fragrant hay seed,
Whisking tho straivs away;
Streaming in at tile crannies,
13proading the clovor smell.
Changing the dark old granary.
Into a flowery doll.
Oh, how I loved the sha-lown,
That cling to the silent roof,
Day droams wove with the quiet,
Many a glittering woof;
I climbed to the the hIghost rafters,
And watched the swallows at play,
Admired the knots in the boarding,
And rolled in the billows of hay.
Palace of King couldn't match it,
The Vatican loses its charm,
When placed in my momor;'a balance,
Besido the old gray barn. '
And I'd rather scont the clover,
Piled in the barn's roomy mows,
Than sit in the breath of the highlands,
Poured from Appenino brows.
lie stood and looked at her.
Mabel Freeman was evidently a new
creation to Tom. In a mornhig wrapper of
blue, that set 6ff her fair complexion some
what as the azure of the sky contrasts with
the white of the anoxw, with soft brown hair
and tender brown eyes, with her rather tall,
slender figure, she affected "J3arb'ry Tom"
even as a flower that suddenly springing out
of the ground and blooming at once into an
imusual beauty would challenge all our
And she stood and looked at him. He
was known as "Barberry Tom," or, more
correctly, "Barb'ry Tom." Ile daily
hawked about the red clusters of wild fruit
now piledl up in his basket. This stout,
sturdy boy was about fifteen. Ilis clothes
were rough, his feet were bare. And yet,
from the very monient the young lady at
the door saw Toi's eyes, darker than her's,
but like them in their tenderness, with a
complexion as fine naturally, only turned
ip to the sinl too long, she was magnetical
ly attracted toward him.
"Don't you want to buy any barb'ries ?"
lie said, hesitatingly, and dropping his eyes
as the blue morning-glory hung its petals
"Tell him wo don't want to buy any
barb'ries to-day," screamed a voice within,
sharp as if there had been a life-time of
filing to make its edge as disagreeably fine
"Sorry," said the young lady ; "but-but,
perhaps, if you will conic another day, we
may want some then." 1er toice was so
kind and musical that Tom wished lie had
something else to be refused, so lie could
herr Ir again.
XGAbel laughed. "What do you thank
ine r ?"
"Why, folks ain't always so kind in
their way, I'd rather have some folks step
on nie than have others pick me up. They
would step on me so kind, you know. . But
I don't believe you'd step on anybody."
Mabel laughed again at these complimen
tary remarks. Tom, this gatherer of
Flora's red coral, slung his baskset upon his
arm and slowly went down the lawn path.
"There I" said Mabel, in a minute.
"What did I let that boy go awday for I
L ~like him. I might have imn in my Sunday
Downa the path she flowv, gracefully as a
blue bird. "Look here, please one mno
Tom looked around, and then stepped
h "I have come here to spend the autumn,
and have started a Sunday school class h1
our house. Wouldn't you like to join it ?'
*Tom's eyes flashed like diamonds with
light behind them.
"When will It be, .miss?"
"Next Sunday afternoon, at two."
* ~ "I will come. I ain't been sinice fathei
and mother died. Granny and the childreil
* needed' me so much I couldn't spare the
time to take the long walk to church ; but
I can come here."
"Do come, then 1" and Mabel saild th<
"(10" like a bobolink making his sweeteal
So "Blarb'ry, Tom" camne to Mabel'a
school. It was noticeable what a chmange
took place In him, Tom's soul was like
musical Instrument where some of the keye
are tirokeon, and yet a skillful hand can fim1
and bring out notes of sweetn'esa and ten
d &erncss. Tom's soul responded In that way
to Mabel's touch, lie dropped a certal
-roughness of manner. He showed In a still
* more marked degree at home the kindnesi
and self-sacrifiee native to him, He .becamt
prayerful, studios of God's. Word, and
used reverently the day once given to fish
ing in his odd moients Tom was a faith
ful attendant at Mabel's school. And Ma
bel was a faithful visitor -at Tom's home,
* ~ She cheered up the blind old granny, gving
her a look oiut uipon the world~ thi:o41 'hpi
own bright eyes. Mabel had traveofod
good deal, and her memory Was a galler)
of scenet worth looking at, She gave -tha
children better olothes, mended the tori
curtains, and hmuig pictures on the dul
An interesting conversation happened onl
*day In Mr. Freeman's house.
"I think I ought to toll Mabeh,".observes
* ~ "Toll her about her fam ly 9" asked the
same voice we have s.alre '#oticed, ai
-that the years had filed ddwn'to a knife41k
"Yes, I ought to toll her. Mabel -Is no
really our child, although; legally adopted
True, she kniows no other parents; but thel
here we are, after our loeg stagv in Eurpo
near the home we took her- fronm Heo
*brothers and sisters have growht up slae
her adoption, or have come into th* Work
after that date. Ste dos1~
thorn, or they about. he. le 1o g itn
Is bliud and can't id~ent~t bI*ji
Still, I think- I had Ite6r t~~
or she may flgdi it out In ai~nn p t~
I think she oeho
froni th ht
Mrs. Freeman. "'Twotild be hke an in
vasion of spiders.
There was another interestInj conversa
tion the next Bunday in M1abel s class. The
subject wats the making qf sacrifice for
others. "Boys," Raid MabOl, "I want you
to tell me some way in which we can give
others proof of our love for them?"
Jimmy Puff, the avenue to whose finest
susceptibilities speined to run through his
appetite, thought it might be to let son
body else have "the Jast piece of pic."
Billy Boyd, who had a great- passion for
rod and line, thought it might be to give
''aiother feller the best chances for bites.'
They kept on making their guessens, low or
high, according to the standard of their
"Now tell me," said Mabel, "what sacri
fice you think would be the greatest?"
Tom's soul felt the pressure of Mabel'E
influence. $he was touching the deepest
finest keys of his being.
"1 s'ipose, teacher, it is what you read
about last Suniday, when you.spoke of Hin
who laid down His life for His enemies."
. "It would be hard to do that* for friendE
evenI sometimes, Tom."
Toni said nothing. He looked up will
an honeat admiration in lia eyes, and
thought it might ereily bd done for somc.
A third interes:ing convet'sation took
place a few days after. Mr. Freeman an(
Mabel were walking down a road leading tc
Long Bridge. It crossed a wide pond. The
pond had once been used for picnic purpo
sea extensively. Pleasure parties had de
serted it for more fashionable resorts, anl(d
the bridge had been left to the gentle decay
of old age. The floor timbers were weak.
The railing wats still weaker. Mr. Freeman
and Mabel were so absorbed in something
lie was saying that tcey did not observe the
warning with which the entrance to the
bridge was placarded.
'Mabe!l, I want to. have a talk with you.
I suppose you do not remember furthei
back than the age of four.
Mabel did not recollect.
"I have a confession to make. Dear tc
ie as if you were my own daughter, it may
startle you to know that you are not. Per:
haps you have suspected that. Have you?'
Just a flush of Mabel's agitated feature
told Mr. Freeman that she had had he
suspicons. Then the color went like the
glow of a fire vanishing from a window
pane, leaving as little trace on her white
"After our long residence in Europe, WC
chance to have come back into the neigh.
borhood that was your early home, and we
are near the family from whom I received
and adopted you."
Mabel was now looking up to Mr. Free
man with a most anxious gaze of inquiry.
The glow of the fire within came again tc
her face. She stood leanin,. against the
railing of the bridge.
"Don't lean on that railing !"
It was a cry of warning from some one
hurrying along the bridge. The cry came
too late. The railing had already began tc
crack, and it abruptly broke, letting Mabel
down Into the deep, dark waters. Tc
Mr. Freeman, who was struck with amaze
ment and astonished into helplessness, il
seemed only the lapse df a moment when
soie one rushed swiftly to the gap and
pluniged down into the water. When lie
came to the surface, bringing Mabel witli
him, Mr. Freeman saw that it was "Barb'ry
"Quick, sir !" gasped Ton. "Lean ovei
and-pick her up-when-I get to-thal
pile of the bridge I"
The pile nearest Tom was soon reached.
Tom clung to it with one arm, and sup.
ported Mabel with the other. Mr. Froe.
man acted like one stricken-with a night.
mare. He recovered, however,. Ills self
possession sufficient to reach one arm dowr
toward Mabel, almost touching her I
"Try hard, sir. Do / do /" was Tom'i
Mr. Freeman tried and failed again.
What could lhe (10? He looked about him,
and saw wvhere a timber ran under th<
bridge; and if he could reach it he couli
reach Mabel. H~e frantically worked at
plank in the flooring of the brIdge, (115
lhacd It, and, lowering himself, reached
the timber. lie hieardl an ugly. splash|
Tom and Mabel both had disappeared.
Tonm, in trying to make his hold on. th<
bridge more secure, had lost that 1hold ani
lost Mabel. In a moment upi came Ton
again, still clinging to Mabel. Mr. Free
man could see that 'Vem was much exhaust
ed; but he struggled for the bridge ani
reached a pile once more. Mr. Freemar
now grasped Mabel and drew her up to hi
own position, Hie saw the light of a great
triumphant joy In Tom's face; and then
like the light of a torch, it was quienehed a
the face sank under the water. Mr
Freeman hardly realized all this at the time
but afterwvard lhe remnembered each detail
He lifted Mabel to the bridge and carrie<
her to a grove near by.
"Oh I help I help I"'hie shouted to somi
nmen that passed. '"I can't swim and there'
a boy drowning '.' The men seafebied and
found Tom. They carried hia body to Mr.
Freeman's house; but all attempts at resus
citatioir were fruitless, and everythingwa
then made ready for the grave.
"I want to see hin," saId Mabel, wh<
had come out of the chamber whither ala
had been led, hior face white, sweet an<
pure as a lIly rescued from the drowninj
waters of the pond. Mr. Freeman led hea
into the roomn where T6m lay in the hush
of deth.' He raised 'the lowered gas-light
turned iback the sheet and took off the wite
lace cloth. The triumph that-Mr. Freema
saw in Tom' s ace jtist; before sinking stil
lingered "in his feetures, though softene<
now,- like the alo lustre sled from a goldei
crown held aby his liead. .
Mab61 tlidtt 'of the c6tW4rsation 14po1
sacrfice in theSM stodshool o1his; an<
bilrst into a fit of violent weeping.
"Mabel," said Mrs Frdemabjd "did 'ao
i n sh our conversation this afternoon 6bou
1 179a~v~ .r B p4g etm was you
Given Up by Dootore.
PJS It p0ssibl4 tinaMt~~Godfrey IS ni
aad at work, and otired by so sitaple t
re ed yoU ua ti re~Xh
dopters gave hIma up an4. sah snut
i p Gotge Ikwow hop.ea
Muysterious crines in &aris.
A great number of capital crimes
have recently been comnitted in and
around Paris without the police being
able to lay hands on the authors, and it
appears that the old dictum of "Murder
will out" no'longer holds good. A few
years -ago five or six murders were
committed iI rapid euecession, and evi
dently by the same person or persons,
at Linoges, but the assassins still enjoy
immunity, in spite of all the ciorts of
the.Paris detectives. Only to deal with
the crimes comnitt'ed this year, we 1ind
the police are unable to un ravel the air
air of the Ogress des Lilas,ai woman who
nalitged under various pretenses to get
hold of new-born children, who were
never more heara of. The Ogress is Ir.
prison, but the polie have been unable
to.discover who she. Is, oi what hs be
come of the stoleui children. Tie affair
is env eloped ini-mystery,imnpenot able to
the eyes of the Rue Jeiusalem, which
is our Scotland Yard. At the St.
Maude, one of the most Ill-tamed quar
ters of Paris, a grocer boy was recently
found in his cart with his throat cut,
but the tourderer Is still at large;- nor
have the police been able to obtain any
clew to the -would-be assassin of M.
Simmonet, at Montreuil, and Mie.
Ratillon, at Aubervillers. The perpe.
trator of the crime at the Courcelles
Station has also to be discovered. This
station, be it remarked, is almost in the
centre of Paris. Between the St. Laz
are terminus and that station -a young
man got into the same carriage with
Hlenriettle Picot, and because she resen
ted his familiarities hestabbed her, and
(uletly got out of the train at Courcel
les, leaving his victim weltering in her
blood on th' floor of the cart ilage,
where she was discoved oft the train
reaching the Porte Maillot. The poor
girl Is not dead, but the informatiou
she has been able to give as to the ap
pearance of the man ha not led to
his arrest. A few (lays ago two young
men were found poisoned in the Rue
do la Petite Truanderie. How they
came be poisoned no one can say. A
learned professor declares they must
have irihaled mcplhitic gas, but how
and where is -more than- they can tell.
Nearly a month ago Maria Fellerath, a
woman of bad character, was assasina
ted, and a Pole was arrested on suspi
clon of being the auth'ir of the crime;
but, although Jules B. Is still in prison
the police have been unable to sub
stantiate the charge against him. The
Pole had been in Maria's company ear
ly in the evening, and had been playing
at cards with her mother, who, In addi
tion to being a concierge, acted as
char-woman to her daughter. Jules
B., who had long been an ardent ad
mirer of Maria Fellerath, declares that
after leaving the concierege lie went to
the Passage Saulnier and knocked at
Maria's door, As there was no an
swer, lie went away. He returned a
couple of hours afterward and got into
the apartment by a skylight, and found
his mistress lying dead on the floor.
le immediately gave the alarm. Ma
ria appears to have been murdered with
a Japanese dagger; on the floor was a
sleeve-button with the initial C. ; a
robbery had been committed. Neither
the dagger nor the button appears to
have belonged to the Pole, and, if lhe
plundered the victim, it was probably
only with the view of misleadinig the
poelice. Here the police aire once more
at sault, and It must be said that the
evidence at presenit elicited is very
nicely balanced. One-half is sufflcient
to condemn, and the other hl~I to ex
culpate the prisoner.
. A Questuon of hones.
"What are the facts In tis case, doc
tor?" asked the magistrate, as br.
Busby took the stand.1
"Why, you see," said the doctor,
"Jones, the 'coroner, here, yesterday
discovered a'lot of old bones in the eel
Ilar of a stable which was torn down.
Being a little hiiuttgry. for fees hie do
termingd to hold an -iniquest, and lie
sent fof tue to $$t'a pifesslonel opin
Ion. AThey were boneS of at horse; you.
Iknow; but when I got there, Jones
had them laid out on the ground in
-someothing like the torm of a man; and
whieni I remonstrated with himi, lie said
they certainly were the bones of a mani,
and lie was under a solemn obligation
to hold aii inquest."
"You say," asked the justice, "that.
they dId not' resemnble the bones of a
human being ?"
"Well you lsnow, lie had one leg
made out all right, but when I 'ealled
his attention to tihe fact that the
bone of thie other leg ran elear' up into
tihe body and stuck out eight inces be
yond the top of the skull, lie said the
mnae may have been peculiar, ho, may
hiago.boeun deformed. lHe said he had
hum atmnts whose leg bone projected s6
f amfrdm her head that she had to' put a
ho uclfh top of lier bonnet."
"Did hie prodacee the said aunt?"
"Nor And when I showed him thht
(t1 ldEght arin had* thr'ee elliows, whije
thi left cotainemmd no joint of aniy kind,
and. lookled- like the breast-bohe. of a
chicn, he said there- was a a -n
I'ern w1to had efigM elbowi, an4 iat
61 hiOti as qoroner did not oligatehisp
I ~account for all the phenoaha~l frealls
;Eigg te,, remains anye~ othef blbow*
Iabot t'anr:whel'e ?' aekted th(jtistice.'
nidU1 kkiok the back o
igainst the back of his coat-talls,
1nd f doubt if he could keep trom turn
ng back somersaults most of his tUe.''
"You say the coroner was not Im
,wessed with these views?"
"No sir; lie allowed that the man
nay have been a circus actor, anad have
ind a hinge put oi his back on purpose.
But when I pointed out that the manin
and a row of teeth in his shinbone, and
hiat sonto of them were as big as a wial
liut, and showed hin that for a ian to
ittempt-to eat his meals with his shias,
>r for a man to have the toothache near
'0 his toes, was in violent antagoiaismn
,o all -precedent, as well as to the as
,ertalned facts about human physiolo
zy, lie said the man's teeth maxy have
been shifted by disease or souiething,
itd maybe that was what killed hill.
Ie said his grandmother knew a man
n Illinos whose'teeth slipped down
m(d began Co grow upon his ribs, with
"IIad he his grandmother's aflidavit
;0 that effect?"
"lie neglected to produce it if he
lad. The skeleton's left foot was con
iosed of the horses breastbone. It.
ooked as much likela foot as a clothes
in looks like the Goddess of Liberty,
nd as the other foot was made tip of
kbout tiree feet of the animals spinal
,olumn, while the neck was foirmed q(
he horse's -upper jaw. I remonstrated
;trenuously vith the coronor."
"What did he say ?"1
"Iie said that kind of a man was the
Cind, s:eaking generally, that was put
ogether in the Garden of Eden, and
vhile I might think I could get up a
Jetter one, he wouldn't trust n to
;ack together an Idol. for a Digger In
Ilan, or words to that effect. So I re
yled, and lie hit mte with the horse's
Ibula. I retaliated with the tibula,
ad in about two seconds he had heav
d all the skeleton at nie that I hadn't
leaved at him. Then he winked at
he Jury, and it suddenly brought in a
rerdlet of death fr'om cause or canses
inknown,' and then I had him arrested
'or assault and battery."
The magistrate held the coroner -in
)onds to appear at court, and when
hat functionary had given the bond,
le moved off to collect his fees for the
Remarkable (hook Mochanisn.
In the late French borological see
lon at the Exilbition, weie two
locks remarkable for their mechanism.
)n the top of one of theim Is seated, a
iandsomely attired Greek lady, a figure
iaIrdly a span high, with a small barrel
>rgan, held by a boy, resting on her
anees. With the clock's last stroke
lie iniature organ is set ini motion
nd plays a tune, the boy keeplig time
vith his head. Oai the left arm of the
igure is a bright starling, which as
oon as the piece is played out repeats
le melody, accompanied by the move
nunts of the lady's head. The mcli
mnism of the second clock is more won
lerful. The clock is surmounted with
L figure representing a juggler in Or
mntal costume, seated behind a golden
able. To his right stands three large
liver bells on . a plate. The juggler
hises himself as the clock strikes, and
~esticuilates with his hands as if in pro
)aratlon for his feat, takes up one of
hae bells, shows it to tihe spectators to
~onvice themai that it is empty, then
eizes another bell, and puts both on
~he table. He lifts them up again aand
mder each lies now a golden egg,
ih icht appears and disappears 'repeat
ily. Sometimes both eggs disappear
omnetimes ethey, increase in number,
md1( iastead of t'wo, .&lhree or four eggs
ire seen. 'rho little magician's perfor
nance reaches its climax when lie
urns uIp the thtirdl bell anmd dhisphays a
ronze ball to the astonished aulicence.
1'is bronze ball bursts immedilately af
er, and a Lilliputian bird, about the
lenigthi of a finger naii,makes its exit and
pipes a tunelt. Thae aiext moment all
vanishes again, and the clever perfor
nor, af ter a graceful bow, resumes -his
Trade In Childrena..
lErnest Morris, the young American
saturalist travelling in Brazil, telle
ibout a practice prevailing along thec
Lpper Amazon, as follows: At one of
she houses we met a trader who had
:ome froan the river Japuara. lie had
m board a boy and girl of the Miranhia
~ribe for sale. Senor Batalbia bought
he boy, a bright-looking little [pllow,
or fifty mnays, or $05. The little girl
iried pitifully whon separated from
ecr brother. The trade in children is
spoken of by Bates, who was at Tefife
wienty-,five years ago; it is prohibited
by, thie governtnent, but openly carried
n. The Miranhias are the unost powet
All tr'ibo on the Japura; they are a
warlike natipp, who for a knife er gal
lon of' rum, sell captured children.
Numerous raids are made by them upon
Lhi! wealger neighbors; and men and.
woirnegareokilled and the children sold
ijto slavergh At .Toffe there is not a
houise '111whih:,fots~ will~not find child
ren of:a1l'ages, as you also ill at Mana
aos.~Op my tirnon ,the,steamer. Ru
Brano4c 'bWs takng toPara
a boy -ho had ibpught few $P5; "The
roeasp.zC9Ierdhis,"~aid. Senor- Batalblag,
'ig very sinaplew-Nro inust have servaiits
An eie te
Childhood, Youth and Manhood.
It Is man's destiny still to be longing
fter something, and thus the gratillea
Aonl of oie set of wishes but prepares
Ie uinsatsied soul for the coiception
The child of a year old wants little
ood and sleep; hand no sooner Is hke I
upplied with a suflIicent supply of
1ither of these things, thai he begins
vhimpering or yelling, it tuay be for
At three, the young urchin becomes
mnamored of sugar pluims, upplo pies
At six, his imagination runs on kites
narbles and tops, and abundance of
At ten, the boy wants to leave school,
Lnd have nothing to do but go bird
At fifteen, lie wants a beard, and a
vatch and a pair of boots.
At'twenty he wishes to cut a figure
bnd ride horses; sometimes his thirst
or display breaks out in dandyism, and
onietimes in Ipoetry ; lie wants sadly to
)o in love, aid takes it for granted
hat all the ladies are dying for hinm.
The young inan of twenty-fIlve wants
L wire; and at thirty he longs to be sin
From thirty to forty lie wants to be
-ich, and thinks more of 4aking money
han spending it. About this time lie
labbles in.polities, and wants an ofileo.
At fifty lie wants excellent dinners
md considers a nap in the afternoon
The respectable did gentleman of
ixty wants to 'itire from business
vith a snug independenea of three or
'our thousand, to iarry I Is daughters,
;et up his sons, and live in the country ;
bnd then, for the rest of lils life, lie
vanta to be young again.
lairneslsing an Elephant.
An elephant keeper in Philadelphia,
Pa., tried the other day to get a vener
Lble anima. nanied Old Chief to draw
L wagon. Old Chief didn't object itcli
vile the harness was being placed oi
ilim. Ile merely blinked steadily and
low and then east a glance at his per
eCutors, as though lie would say that
its time had come. Ills actions puz
;led his keepers not a little, and they
:egan to suspect that lie was brewing
iome mischief. At length they got
iln hitched to the wagon. The gap
ng spectators looked on w ith deep inter
-st. Chief manifested Iio sign that he
w'as going to move. The trainers put
heir hooks into hlis trunk and began to
)ull on hin. Chief snorted a little and
hook lils head disapprovingly. They
)ulled harder. Chief snorted and
lapped his ears like the roofs of two
iouses coming together. They gave
As trunk a jerk. Chief lifted his ears
ip with a yell and made a dash for
ward, jerking the trunk free of the
look and projecting it out before him
ike a bayonet, tearing through the
yard with the wagon. at lils heels,
scattering the affrighted spectators in
wery direction. Ile went tearing di
igonally across the long yard, taking
in a pile of tent-poles in his course and
anaking straight. for the gap in the low
3r corner of the enclosure. As he
Iragged the wagon over the pile of
timnber a- party of half a dozen, who
had retreated there for safety, ran for
their lives. One man tried to jump a
ulx foot wvall and fell back to the ground
white as a sheet. When he looked up
e saw the wagon, a complete wreck,
aot ten feet from him, and Old Chief,
with the brokeni harness clinging to
als body, standing wedlgedi in between
he corner of the wvall and the corner
)f the stable, lie had knocked out the
wvhole corner of the stable, scattering
rorty or fifty bricks over the ground at
da feet. After a good deal of trouble
rls keepers succeeded in backing himn
ut of his tight position and lie was
ient back to the stable, still snorting
and defiant. No moderate estimate
sover the amount o( p~unishmient Chief
wvill have to receive before lie is reduced
:o subjection.'' . vr
Speaking HfardlyEer -
In 18651, an old gentleman }lving
ibout three miles east of Nelson Fur
ince, Kenitucky, named Lloyd Wimsatt,
was takeii violently ill with a disease
Mat kept him in confiniement for many
weeks, and at one time hisa family and
rrlends as well as his attending pbysi
ilanis gave him up. Being under the
Impresslom that the next hour would
be his, last, yet at the same time pos
1essing his faculties and with full power
)f speech, Mr. Wimsatt requested that
blhe priest then offieoating at tihe church
it New Haven, Ky., be sent for, and
the minister was early at the bedside.
I'hie room'was at once vacated by the
ramily, and for some time the patieitt
ad the representatiye of the church
were alone. What happened then and
there remains a mystery, as the patient
recovered, and in a short time was up
and about; but over since. then, save
upon two occasions, lie has not uttered
a word. Yesterday an Enguirer report
er heard that Mr. Wlrmsatt had spoken
to his son, and in order to be satis~ed
that he had, interrogated Stephen
Wimsatt, aged aboit 19, upon the sub
let, thg result of. whielh was as foli
"They tell me that your: father spoke
to yoti last night. Isit so?
."Yes, sir; hp raised up in his bed&nd
said: 'h, Stephen.' My mother heard
lItand ighallt got' up and. rid te 1o
"'Ii'wae I tilink fla'an a ~nd
inswer by signs. He will not notice
a stranger however?"
"When did li speak last before
"A bout three years ago. I cutdown
tree and it commenced falling before
[ noticed it, add he halloed to me say- I
ug, 'Look out, Stephen,' so I did look
nut, otherwise I would have been
"What did ho do after that exclama
"lie then began making signs again,
Lnd his utterance last night was the
Irst that any of the family or anybody i
hat knows hin.m has heard since.'"
"Do you think there is any truth in
he neighborhood report that the cler
Cyman commanded him to stop speak
ng in case he recovered from his sick
nless in 1805?"
"No, sir; I am satisfled that part of
ALs history is without foundation, for
niobody knows what passed between I
ho priest and my father at that time."
"Then you think lie lost his speech
li consequence of that sickness?"
"Yes. I think it wias the work of
Dod; but that is about as far as I can
''Then your father has only made
the two exclamations you speak of
within the past fourteen years, so far I
is yourself or any of your family
Tile subject of this sketch is a far
ner in moderate circumstances, and Is
)me of those quiet, easy-going stay-at
iome kind of men, who scena to aspire t
'o nothing of a higher sphere in life. t
1in has an interesting family, and at- t
Lends to his daily labors with a sound
body, mind and hearing, but either
lannot or will not talk. There are
people living in the neighborhood who
)elieve thathe could if he would ; and
;here are others who say posiLively
Ahat he cannot talk now, or he would
lo so, because previous to his sickness
.n 1805 he was an Incessant talker. The
,act, however of his making two dis- I
inct utterances, understood fully by i
;ioso who heard them, renders the case I
I very remarkable one, at any rate.
The Sonona Explosion.
They were in the back yard. One (
was a boy of twelve, and the other had
een only half as .many years. The
younger one sat on a barrel, and the
older one had two ounces of powder in
one liand and a turning stick in the
"I don't want to be blowed," whined
the boy on the barrel trying to get
"Keep right still, bub, commanded
the other. 'This thing has been figured
right to a science. If forty-flve thou
sand pound of explosives raised Hell
Gate twelve feet, two ounces of powder
will raise you just exactly the fiftieth
part of an lach. Don't make an alarm
Ist of yourself."
"But it'll hurt," persisted the small
"It can't, I say I Haven't I figured on
it? You may unbutton your coat, and
keep your mouth shut, but that's safe
guard enough. Now, ther, keep quiet
and liAten for rumbling noises.
The powder was well eon fined under
the barrel. Figures were at fault. Thue
head of the barrel wve.pt up, tihe small1
boy wvent up, the big boy weont end
ways, and when the smoke cleared
away things wvere badly mixed up.
The big boy had sore legs. The little
boy was as bliaek as a coal and choking
with the odor, and a woman ran out
and shouted, 'I'll blow-you good-for..
nothings I. There's a shilling barrel all
split to pieces, two pair of pants to be
patched, one coat-tall on the roof, and
the other just hanging, and' the poor
dog is wedged under' the ho.use so
tighat that lhe wvill have to be drilled out
by a machinist."
It Is said that the origin of Span
slah Merinos dated back to the Roman
uivilization, and thence to Greece. Tihe
Romans head a herd which uhmby called
T'arrentino, from Tarrentine, a Greek
colony. Hence, they were, called also
Greek sheep. Their wool is of exceed
ing fineness, and it'is related of them
that they were protected by coverings
of skin, carefully housed, combed and
bathed with oil and wine. From this.
we may infer that at tihat time they
wore highly bred. Coliumella, who
lived before the Christian era, relates
that his uncle, M. Colgmella, transport
ed from Cadiz to his farm lands, which
were in Boetica, some wild rams of ad
mirable whiteness brought fromiAfrica
and crossed them with the coveted or
Tarrentine eyecs. The "offspring pro
duced rams with a fine fiece. BStrabo
says in his account of the geography of
Spain, that in the time of the E~mperor
Tiberius, wool of great flueness and
beauty was exported from 11uollanI, a
part of Beetice, and that the rams were
mold in that proyipoe for Improving the,
breed, for a talent each or about $1000,
When the Romnan empire w'as- over.
run, by the barbarians, tiie, Tarrentine
stook of.ltaly beig gvery tghder becati6
extinct;. bt th ,inapk'oVd. toqk of
Boetica~ hh11 Iii t~I e 6ht4ns, sue
appr4Jgte its valie,-e11 existe s26th
Mef-inos of Spain'. MItts~,G~%
reObj th14 erinO3%t* Ujf6
surL~ 4v o s
NEWS IN BRIEF.
-Gardner Colby, of Boston, h4s jre
;ented a case of valuable books to Udiby
Jaiversity, Waterville, Me.
-The great fire of London occuturcd
ieptember 2, 1000. It destroyed nearly
lie whole city.
-The Mansion House (London) Hun
rarian floods relief fund amounts to
- -Mrs. John G. Northrop, of Bur
ington, Vt., has just given birth to her
-Gad's 11111 Place, the late residence
'f Charles Dickens, Is to be sold by
-The Stite quarries of Northampton
ounty, Pa., have nearly all resuwed
-It Is proposed to celebrate, at Pomu
)eil, this summer, the 1800th anniver
ary of the destruction of that city by
nt eruption of Vesuvius.
-Only three murderers have been
tanged in Connecticut during the last
wenty years, but there are now three
inder sentence of death.
-Boble is a town in California. Six
nonths ago it had 600 or (00 buildings
mnd a population of 1400. Now it has
ome 4000 buildings and a population
-The American Consul at Florence
nfornis Mr. Evarts that Airicait
nianufacturers could successfully fur
tish steel wheels for the Italian rail
During February, 14 vessels of a
otal of 18,200 tois were launched on
lie Clyde, Scotland. Of these six were
cean steamers, ranging from 2000 to
-A large number of heavy. broad
Ired wheels were made in West Ches
or and shipped to England, whence
hey will be sent to Southean Africa,
vhere they will be used for heavy haul
-Ex-Sherifi' Iogencamin,of Paterson,
Tew Jersey, who died recently
oft exactly one hundred desceudants
-clil dren,grandchildren, great-grand
bildren and great-great-grandchild.ren
ieurly all of wthom were at the funeral.
-The rays of the sun, shining
brough a stereoscope, set fire to a
able in the house of George V. West
n Chichester, N. Ii., a few days ago,
nd the building narrowly escaped
-The amount of logs cut on the west
>ranch of the Penobscot river, in Maine,
huring the whiter, is estimated t 25,
100,000 feet, on the East branch, 12,000,
00, and on the Miiavttamkeag,20,000,
A swarin of bees took possession of
he chimney of a Middletleld (Conn.)
lethodist Church during the summer,
md when a fire wats kindled in the
tove on a recent Sunday the floor of
he churen basenient literally flowed
-The foundation for a Jesult Col
ego to cost $500,000 has been begun in
ian Francisco. it will conprise a col
ego, with all the requirements of mod
brn education, such as laboratories,
ibraries, studies and rooms for the stu
Jents and professors, a church and a
hteatre capable of seating 5000 persons.
-Cyrus Degler, of Marion township,
Berks county, Pa., awoke on the piorn
ing of his wedding to fid the snow
Irifted so high a distance of severAl
hundred yards that hi sleigh could not
be driven through it. lie shovelled
)ut a road way in two hout's, aind was at
,he bride's house at the appoi nted hour.
-The Annual roport of the Massa
husetts Bank Commissioners hias just
beCn published. From it it appears
iat the total deposits in th savings
b~anks doing business in that State on
2etober 31, 1378, Were $200,800,631.18,
being a decrease for the year of $34,
r35,083. This decrease includes $7.263;
-00.02 in the banks in the hands of re
'-Thomnas Miller'chip, a surgeon at
Joventry, Engfand, has been sentenced
y Lord uoleridge to four months' im
>risonmnent, with hard labor, for failing
*o attend a sick child in the district of
vhich he was medical ofilecor. The
shargo against him was' that of man
lanughlter by culpable negligence, and
lie jury found him guilty, and strong
y recommended him to mercy.,
-The first Marquis of France has
nist died, the Count of Mailly, Peince
f Lisle and Marquis of Neslo. 116
vas the son of Marshal do Mailly, who
o heroically defended Louis XVI on
ho 10th of Au gust, and great-grandson
>f Lois do Mailly, Prince of Orange
mad Commandant of the Gend'ar'mhri&
>f France. The. title is as old as tihd
-When Queen Victoria sailed on the
~oyal yacht for France it, wp on5 one oflO
he stormiest 'and most disagreeablQ
Baturdays of the whole y'tar. A wrlteu
n a London paper. commenting on this
uhows that Saturday is an unlhucky day
obr the royal house. Williarm IlI
gueen Anne. the four Georges,, h
lDuchess 6f Kent, the Prince' Consot
mnd the Princoess Aliee all died en A
---The Calliornia Woodpeoker'M haBa
It of dropping acorne, and .oihe mi
inito knot bles and holo
tource of future sudlfs is'~v
srid' an. ingenious NapA fdi'1tud hf
turned it.hamo good ount~ by ekndokam
ing out a. knot in, tb, ofvl ,1
seize them, and pre titdatenettd
expense to. hinisqf.4 ca
-There aroi twentpdves )fhon
vilage~ in i Mntok, 1.wthAP'
under oultivatidng8658g it gestldIt~
2600 cosyl a xp a bat&m#
ally thbited me~SO ltO
cow . o