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TR - E K Y ED T O .WINNSBO RtO, S. C., MAY 2, 1879. VOL. 1I.-NO. 48.
THE OLD COUPLE.
They mat in the sun togother,
Till the day was almost done,
And then, at the close, an angol
Stepped over the threshold alone.
He folded their hands together,
lie touched their eyelids with balm;
And their last breath floated upward
Like the close of a solemn psalm.
Like a bridal party they traverse
The untisen mystical road
I'hat loads. to the beautiful city
Whose builder and maker is God.
Perhaps in this miraclo country.
They will give h r lost youth back,
And the ilowers of a banished springtimo,
Bhall bloom in the spirit's track.
Ono draught of the living waters
Shall restore his m'auhoo l's prime,
And otornal years shall pnoasuro
The love that outlives time.
But the shape they loft behind thom,
The wrinkles and silver hair
Made sacred to us by the kieses
The aug6l imprinted there.
We'll hido away in the mealow,
When the sun is low In the west;
Whore mopnbeams cannot find them,
Nor the winds disturb their rest.
-lint we'll lot lio tell-tale tombstone,
With Its age and date, arino
O'er the twor who are old no longer
Iil their Father's house in the kies.
Who She Was.
"Hubby, dear," observed Mrs. Simpkins,
mildly, one morning after breakfast.
Mr. Simpkins imnediately put down his
newspaper and ranuned both hands deter
minedly into his trowser pockets. Twenty
years' experience of married life had made
him wily, and lie knbw that this bland form
of address presaged a persuasive attack on
his pocket-book. When Mrs. Simpkins
wanted money she addressed l/im as "hub
by, dear;" in their ordinary domestic inter
course he was plain "Mr. S." or "Simp
"Hubby, darling," said Mrs. Simpkins,
"I really must have a new bonnet this
spring. I'm quite ashamed to go into the
Mr. Simpkins groaned.
"I saw one at a Broadway store yester
(lay," continued Mrs. S.; "a beautiful thing,
so stylish and so cheap--only fourteen dol
"That's always the tune," blurted forth
Mr. Simpkins. "Here's corruption in every
department of the Government; silver
worth only 98 cents on the dollar; and
but what's the use of talking of economy to
Mrs. Simpkins arose, and passing over to
her husband, sat down'on his lap, and put
her arms around his neck. She was no
longer young. 11er check had lost some
thing of Its beautiful bloom, and her figure
Its girlishness, but there was in the action
that which recalled to Mr. Simpkins the
days of long ago, when lie was proud to
hold her thus, and when he would cheer
fully have paid for a hundred bonnets a
year if she had asked for them.
I"My dear, " lie said, relenting a little, "do
you know what $14 will buy?"
"Yes," she said, sinply, "it will buy
Mr. Simpkins sighed, and his pocketbook
came slowly forth from his pocket.
"There I" lie said, handing her the money;
"I can't see the sense in a woian having
so many bonnets. There's a whole barrel
ful up in the attic now."
Mr. Simpkins arose with a gesture Qf ini
patience, and Jamming on his hat, stalked
Iowa town to his busines. lHe stopped on
the wvay and bought a $12 box of cigars,
and lunched that noon at a fashionable re
staurant at an expense of $2.50; but, then,
these things were necessities, and Mr.
Shnlpkins did not have a barrelful of 01(d
.cigars In the attic.
Whether it was the remembrance of his
wife's little act of girlishness that morning,
or whether his heart was tinged with a
slight fecling of remorse for his unigracious
ness, Mr. Simpkins took his way home up
Broadway that night with warmer feelings
toward1 womankind thtan lhe had known for
a long time. In some way every woman
lie met appeared attractive-a psychiologi
cal phenomenon which other men besides
Mr. Simpkins have obseryed in their own
experience. In fact there was scarcely a
woman wvho passed -him that' afternoon
whom Mr. Simpkins did not notice, in re
spect either of eyes, hair, teeth or dress.
"I declare," lie said to himself, "1. had
no idlea there were so many pretty wvomen
in Newv York."
lBut when Mr. Simpklns 'eached 10th
street there descended from a 23d street
stage a vision of suck perfect female lovell
* mess as made the heart of Mr. Simpkins
fairly leap Into his throat. Olad in what
seemed to him the most-elegantand bewvitch
ing of summer costume, and wearing the
most piquant'of hats, tied beneath thme chin
with a bow of chierry-colored ribbons, the
long ends of which floated saucily over her
shoulder, this celestial being tripped acrossI
the street to Stewart's raising her snowy
eskirts as she went, and displaying en pas
sant ain ankle numleiently bewitching to
cause Hiram Powers in despair to smmash to
infinitesimal atoms all tihe graven images lhe
had over attempted to make.
Mr. Simpkins stopp~ed short and gazed
after her. Hie was no longer a youing man,
but the fires of youth still-smohlered within
his breast, and seemed now to burn~ with an
ardor as fierce as that of.twemfty years ago.
"Bly Jupiter I" lie exclaimed, "could
anythin g ho more lovely I"
Without a moment's hesitation lie crosse.d
the street and entered Stewart's in pursuit.
At that moment ho. would have given the
price of fifty bonhets.for antothecr single
glimpse of that one with chcrry ribbe.
But his search was in vain. 'rho lady had
disappeared. Upstairs and down, ina thme
elevator, around the rotunda, thrpugh every
dopartient of the immense estfibh liment,
went Mr'. Simpkins, so many tines that the
-clerks began to oyo.hnm with curiosity not
unmixed -with suspicion. At last' in de
spair, Mr, Simpkhft gave up the search and
sadly wended lisa way homeward.
"It was a dream," he said to himself,
softly. "An infatua'tig, beautiful- dreami.
I might have known it could not last;""
At the upper-table thatenight Mr. Shmnp
kins was unusually grave and reserved.
Blewildering kid button boots att~4
from tyo adgar 1)ow) err cold ,~t Oie
ribbp O pated in hstesf t e #rna
resolved themselves into white petticoats
with the snowiest of frills.
"My dear," said Mrs. 8.,. "what makes
you so melancholy ?"
"Eli ?" said Mr. Simpkins, stai'tiug from
his reverie. "0, nothing.. Doocid tired.
Hard day at the ollice."
"Poor old hubby !" said Mrs. S. sooth
ingly. "I--got that bonnet to-day,
''Mr. Simpkins grunted.
"Would you like to see it t" queried his
At any other time Mr. Simpkins might
have said "Yes," but now, with the recol
lection of those cherry ribbons uppcrm'ost C
in his mind the inspection of any other bon
net would have been torture. .
"'No," he replied, shortly, "I don't know
anything about such gewgaws. If it suits t
you it will suit ite. ".
Mrs. Sinpkins was silent.
"I'll go to Grace Church next Sunday," t
the thought, "and have my revenge."
Mr. Simpkins that night dreamed that he
was in heaven,- and was being driven aboutd
the streets of the New Jerusalem in a 23d .
street stage by a swift-wiijed angel, robed '
in cherry-colored silk.
Ile went to his place of business next day,
still in a thoughtful. and rellective mood.
Why the recollection of that beatific vision
should remain with him so persistently he
(id not know. It gazedl up at him fronM
the pages of his ledger, and floated before t
him in the smoke of his cigar. When at
last lie left the ofllce and started home again
it accoml)anie(I iiiii ul Broadway. Ic ha1d
turned into Union Square and nearly reach
ed University Place when Ie caie sudden
ly to a halt. By all the gods of Greece it F
She stood with her back toward him, t
waiting for a Broadway cur. Those liebe
like shoulders-the cherry ribbons. Ile
could not be mistaken. Mr. Simpkins stood
still a dozen yards behind. The bar came
and stopped. The lady picked her way
daintily toward it over the muddy crossing. g
Again the snowy rulies and that ent rancing. a
voluptuous, infatuating ankle I Mr. Siip- s
kins followed and took his stand on the
front platform, crowded as it was, Ile
could not see into the car, but, by nearly a
dislocating his neck aid several timcs losing b
his footing, he managed to observe every
passenger as lie or she got on or off. On
went the ear, past 17th street, Iast 23d, i
past 30th street. It seemed to ir. Simp
kins that the lady would never get out d
again, and as lie went Mr. Simpkins busied
himself with a thousand vain conjectures. fi
Who was she ? Was she married or single? a
Of what nationality? Was she beautiful ? A
Ile had not scen her face, but the possessor
of such a figure, lie argued, could not be d
otherwise than beautiful in feature. Young?
Yes, -she was surely young-and patrician, a
too. No plcbeian ever owned an instep like
that. In fact, so sure of all these things
did Mr. Simpkins feel, that lie almost t
dreaded the moment when the young lady
should descena, anu -perhaps, ni meeting
him face to face, destroy at a single blow
his proudest illusions. Ile had not long to
wait, for at 34th street the conductor's bell
rang, and the lady got out. She crossed
the street, and with Mr.-Siipkins fQllowin.
in a transport of admiration, entered an of- w
fice on the corner.
Now, as Mr. Simpkins' ludk would have 0
it, this ofilce was the real estate office of i
Mr. John Bigler, and Mr. John -Bigler was
a brother-in-law of Mr. Simpkins. Mr. Cc
Simpkins halted suddenly, ii sone confu- a
sion, and "walked round hiself," so to b
speak. The lady passed in without notic- a
ing him, and disappeared from view. Mr. e1
Simpkins stood for a moment irresolutely in t
the doorway, and then fired with a sudden t
determination, dashed up stairs. . r
The oJ1ices of Mr. Bigler were situated on a.
the second floor. They consisted of two ti
rooms, an outer one about teii feet square, A
called by Mr. Bigle' his "reception room," "
Mnd a larger and more luxurious one within, tc
reserved for the purpose of confidential in- at
terviews. As Mr. Shnpkins expeted,- the P
lady was in the private room, liut the door n
stood slightly ajar, and as she sat with her ~
back toward it, lie could see her earnestly tI
conversing wvith the villainous Bigler. At '
that moment Mr. Simpkins caught Rigler's fi
eye, and beckoned frantically 'to 1im to b
come out. .Bigler, thinking from Shupkin's b
excited maniier, th'at the house might be on 0
fire, came quickly into the outer room. As ~
lie did so lie swung the door wide open, re- C
vealing to Mr. Simpkins' entranced gaze the e
lovely object of his pursuit, her head rest- ~
lug upon her small and delicately-gloved 1~
hand, her lace shawl droop~ing gracefully t4
from her beautiful shoulders, and that pret- ~
ty foot peeping saucily from beneath the 9
folds of her dress.' 11er head wvns turned t~
away, and her eyes bent evidently upon the q
The sight was enti'ely'too niuchi for Mr. 1
Simpkins, and lie seized Mr. Bigler's arm
with such energy that the latter fairly t
hoWdt the devjil's the mantter)" exclahnedl
"Who is she ?". cried Shupkins, pointing t
toward the private room. - "Intradace mec. ~
In heaven's name, whlo is it ?"
"Who's who I" asked tile biewildered. r
Biglar, struggling to free himself from, Mr. r
Simpkins' grasp. "What in the name of ~
common sense Is the matter with you I" '
"That divine creature in there," .said ~
Simpkins, wildly, "I must kniow her. 'I 1
saw her for the first time yesterday. Shue's 1
the mhost lovely woman I ever met. . I fol
lowed her here today. Such a figure I
Such ai step I Such an--an ankle I Bigler, I
I must know her. TIhero are, chords, -Big- 8
Icr, In the human brcast which, once struck, I
render no man responsible for his actions. l
Who Is she ?"
"Whoi 'That I" exclained Mr. BIgher,
following Mr. Simpkins' gaze towat'd the C
Mr. Shnpklns nodded eagerly. Mr. Big- i
Ier looked at Mr. Simpkins blandly. Then ~
lhe lookcd at the lady, and then again' at f
Mr. Simpkine. Then lie became seized by I
a violent Internal paroxysin, and commeinced f
dramuming his handkerchief into lis mouth. f
"That ?"lie exclaimed, as soon as lie had I
in some measure relieved himself by 'this a
proceedling ; "why, you blasted fool, that's t
your wife l'
Given Up by DooArn.
"Ia It possible that Mr. d1odfrey is uip
arnd at work, and cured by ao simple at
"1 arsure you that it is trile that h'o is
entirely cured, and .with' nathhing but
-fop Bitters; aind only ter. 't1hypsago hIs
doctorsegave him up anid sald'ho 'muss
"Wetll-a day I That is. retsd kablel
I ,~l, gg.thigday and'get ee my) 1
p~9j eorge. I know hops' are 0oo4.'
1aC vl' >
Tho Tyranny of kutiilon.
"'lhere ! look at that'lady, Sarah. That
lakes tlvetiies since I've been in town to
Lay I've en 'em do that.
"Do what, m1a VI
"Why, reach over and snatch lp their
kirts, and thein make off as grand as the
ueen-what queen wis it, Sarah, that
howed off so that King Solomon writ Ia.
ong hl)out her? BUt this must b.e the very
"Why, tItey've been doing that, ma, for
ver so long."
"Is that so? Well, that's generally the
ray here in Missouri ; most everybody gets
lie good of the latest fashions before we do.
Zow watch m.e, Sarah, and-see if I do it in
lie correct style."
"oodness, mia, you, can't do it; you are
"I'oo fat, am I ( You'll see that your
iother's agoin' to do everything tt'at'a in
lie fashion. Now look, Sarah."
-The mother, a substantial lady of two
uindred poundsl avoirdupois, measured the
istance with her eye between her hand
nd the ample skirt beneihth it. She was
esolute, but Saa, the daughter, was fear
til. The.irst attempt was not successful.
"Now, ma, don't try any more. You
an't do it, you arv too fat. Don't try,
ou'll break something.''
it what Missouri woman of ambition
,as ever deterred from the enjoyment of
10 very latest quirks of fashion by a trilling'
reak ? She tried harder than ever. It was
lability to grasp the object this time that
lile- it a failure. Mhe gasped for preath,
lit felt encouraged.
"iM[a," said the anxious daughter, "they
ring it up with a kick-this -way-some
lies," and she illustrated the fashionable
The mother promptly tried it, and as
romiptly-abandoned that jiethod of doing
ie new fashion. . . *
"That sort of a kick may do for snips of
irls, Sarah ; but your mother ain't no colt
nd I don't reckon there's aniy call for senl
le married women to be frisky like. that
ith tioir heels, even if it is the' fashion."
"We'll give it up till we get home, i;
ere Won't he anybody. round to see, then,
ad you needn't care if something' does
"I might iever have another chance to
low 'em. I can do it as good as the fash
mablest, and I'm bound to do - it right
hether things break or no. You'll see me
o it this timie, Sarah." .
Bit,- sad to relate, she failed to do the
shiionable act.. . Things did break, to such
i extent that both mother and daughter
'ore hastily pinning up the damages..
When mother and daughter passed on
own the street and witnessed the fashion
alc' skirt feat accomplished again, the
tother tossed her head scornfully.
"I ain't got no chance to be in the fash
n, Sarah, till we get home. But when
iat back porch is cleared off and nobody
I'll, du do it, ir it bursts every corset
ring in Missouri.
Winter in tihe Pyrenees.
6ne of lie'rov pia. :Xnces
hich may be described as an essentially
ietr rpqaonco is Paull, once the Capital
the Bearn, and the birthplace of Henry
1., whose tortoise-shell cradle is still to be
en in one of the chambers of the ancient
istle. Pan has acquired a new import
ice within the last twenty years, having
]come a favorite resort of Englishmen
id, above all, Anierians during thp wint
- months. The rainfall of Pau is greater
man that of London, while, to make mat
rs worse, nearly the whole of it falls du
ng the six months of the Pau season. Bit
gainst this fact must be set the dryness of
e soil and the absence of damp in the air,
'hich are such that the effect of even
venty-four hours' heavy raif is soon obli
rated. Then, again, those who have to
ibmit to the rain at Pau cah be recon
ansed upon01. the first fine day by. that mag
ficent viewv of the Pyrenean chain, which
impressed Lamartine that lie declared
ic' sea view from Neaples and the land
low from ITau to be the two most beauti
ml sights wvhicly hie, traveler as ho had
een, ever beheld. The paiiorama is a most
eautiful one, as viewed from the tcri'aces
the Place Rioyale 'and tles adjoining
otels, or from the gardenis of the Castle,
ubracing, as it (lees, nearly 'all the high
it peaks of the Upper and Lower Pyrenees
pon1 the French,siste of the frontier, froni
ie Pie dui Midi above Blagneres do Bigorre
>the solitary Mont Perdu, round which
angs simch' a wealth of legend. But the
iagniflcent view Is not the only or even
ie chief attraction of' Pau, which, all
uestioni of climate apart, is one of the
xost pheasant of winter quarters. There
no hac'k of amnusemnent andl sport, while
t the same time therfe is not that admix
ire of 'the gambling clentent whiehi the
rOp~inqumity of Monaco brings to Nice and
lentone. The large Anglo-American col
ny at Palu are hot in any way Puritan,
iough they so far maintain home traditions
s not-to allow of anyr card-playing at the
nineli Club on Sunday, in spite of the re
catedl efforts of. a miniority to repeat the
110., But the maiu feature of tihe Pau
ason 'is the pack of English hounds,
rhiich, after having been for several years
nder. the maniagmeont of i~Iajor. Cairns, is
OW huiled by thie"Ehhrl of l[dwth. The
resent master, who in lis younger days
ras one of the finest horsemen' In Ireland,
as 'formed an entirely now pack, consist
ig of sixty couiphes of hounds, which lie
ot togetlier dlfring last summer, some from
o>rd Spencer and some fromi Hear Majesty's
ennels at Ascot, and which -before bel'ng
roughit over to Pau were hunted for a few.
reeks in Ireland. Lord Jlowth hias mount
d thie Ber~fanat of thb hunt very well, and1(
:> far as the suiccess of a hunt depends
pon the ability of its master the Pau pack
liould take very high raiik. At Pau the
ax is not hunted as In Great Britain. Tre~~
too much woodland and too many foxes
r that, anid thle mbdhe of procedure is as
ollows: A drag'ls laid on at the place of
icet, and the hounds run this drag for
bmout forty mniniites, after which they find
ienmselves on the track of a haged fox
whaich lia been let out at a place prevlous
y agreed upon by the huntsman and the
iab who runs the drag., Marny of those
rho coine out to the nict are unaware of
hisa Innocent fraud, and whmen toey see the
ounds ri~miing Into the bh fian after a~
inick forty-Ovea minutes the are iniclied
ooexclalm, "Here's spp.bIndeedl" ''I~nc
mau hounds meet three'days a weelt, on
ruesday, Trhursday and Saturday,- and there
a generally a large field, many hailiesabe
ng unfailing in their presence at' the meet,
ind, con Icuous in the frn:ohl~h Jst
'ups. s'h iter $90,rt pf ~9QI9Sd als in
(ra o Pu an# t e secondd
steeple chasting On WC(llesday will bring I
us a lot of. visitors froi Biartitz, Bordeaux '
and Tarbes If the weather remains favora
ble, several of whom will be going on to
Nice, where the annial races will be held.
Lawn tennis Is the favorite amusement of
the ladles at Pau, though what with dlii
ners and dances they must find ample em
ployment for thbif tiine, as there are few
pleasure resorts In which so much hospita
lity is exthang i among the visitors as
Pau. Pau beln* a largze town, the shops
ire as well supp led as the most fastidious
coul I desire, and several English shops
have been opCiied for the special benetit of
the Anglo-American colony, whose spiritu
al wants are also well provided for. The
winter season is. not very favorable for
imountait clibilog, but a few adventurous
spirits make their way fron time to time
through the Valley of Argeles and Pierre
fitte, .Nestalas to Cauteret, Bareges de Bi
gorre, by way of the Tourmalet, and there
is some good. rough shooting to be had in
the hills and valleys about Pau. For those
who areunable or unwilling to use their
legs, -many places of interest can be easily
reached by rail, chief among them being
Lourdes, which is within an hour's Journey
of 1,1111 aud which is well.worth the visit of
all those who cant appreciate beautiful
Young man, Ch,Is Is the best advice I
can give you just now : Act natural ,or
do not act at all; always be yourself
nothing more, nothing less. .
We should remeomber this, the world
Is uore inclined to give us credit for
'what we are doing than for what we
have done ol' intend to do.
After a man has made a reputation,
to prevent infringenment, it would be a
happy thing If lie could havo It patent
The tuan who vlll agree te work for
nothing, is the hardest kind of a mian
to satisfy, when you come to settle with
I io.ve seen folks spend all their prin
elpal, and thea try to live on the liter
est of It. This Is gloomy.
To let yourselfjiown to any man's
level is easy eno*li, but to get back to
viere you camefrnm and not tear your
clothes Is pure b usiness.
IMy sweet youth, you were given two
ears, and one to6gde, and two eyes,for
a wise purpose. What do you suppose
tihe purpose was?
Many people ire afraid to be natural
forfear they will be called common,
but the truth is, we are never so strong
110 so Interestig , as when we are per
Money can i e a man notorious,
but cannot make him respectable; but
one-half the people do not know the
d Ar 6. -,aere is -any such
,t ing as perfect happiness, and what
little happiness there is, 1s largely coi
posed of this mean ingredient; we are
happy just In proportion its we have
got something that otliers have not got,
nor cannot get..
Probably the great pu'eesses of life
have often most been Teached by know
lig how to take advailtage of our lucky
My dear boy, lay this up on your up- I
per shelf-If you lit ti e bull's-eye nine I
,ty times, and miss th hundredth, the
world never forgets the miss and cannot
seem to'remember the hits.
If it 'were not for the risks, there
wouldn't be any fun living in this
world; dead sure things (enough of
them) wyill demoralize any man.
Why do we love lbtle children so
-much ? Is it net' on atecozmt of their1
simplicity, all of it, spI~rngs fronm their
It is not after all a~ much what wve
entjoy, as what we expect to get, that.
makes us happy. .
The mant who wvill a1t forget any
thig 'is 'not agoing ~o learn much
TIhere is one rule wvl chi I believe has
no exception to t;' w en. a mam falls
don-i on the Ice, whier the water is an
inch antd a half deep, he ntever feels
proud of the job).
A bout one-half of thm trouble in this
world is wnan ufacturec to order out of
ntotiing, aind a large si re of the other
hals the resutltof n knowing -the
true value of thiiigs.
'The world htas many 1 ople-in It who
are ver~y -respectable mpiy because
they are very proper'.
.The Prpn.o03 Ife.
Netween the ages of f'o f-five and sixty
gt man who )has properly gulated himn~elf
may be considered in t prime of life.
1lls mapaturdstrengtht of nstittion'rend
ere hmhn almdst imperviou -to an attack of
isease, amil experience hias ie soundness
('o' hid judgment. Illis nind is resolute,
firm aiid equal; all lis fun ionis are in thte
highest ol-der; hte -ansutnc inastery over
his business;- builds up) a competence on
the foundation Ihe has laid l.a early' man
hood, and pases thrbtigh peritod of life
attendedl by mapy' gratifleations. I laying
gone a year or two over uixly, he arrives at
a stand still. Buit -athwart tlise is th6 via
duet called the turn of life, 'which, if
erossedl in safety', leads to the valley of
"old age," round which. the river winda,
and then beyond, without moat or cause
way, to eflcet ble passage. 'The bridge is,
however, constructed of fragile saiaterial,
and it depends how it is trodden whether it
bende' o-ri' *ake. GOlt ' i1iipidst are
also li0 th finity to witylaf tihe traveler,
and thrust him from the pass; butt let htim
gird up htis loins and provide a.witht a fitter
staff, and hto may trudge on in safety, and]
with perfect composure. To quit meta
phor, "the, turn of life".isa turn either in
to a prolonged walk or into the grave. Tho
system and powers.-having reached tho ut
most expansion now being eiter-to close
like the flowers at sunset or break down at
once. One eoji olticstihulant, a single
fatal of itementt, ,y fo.it, boyzidits
striotl ith a &rflppyoprops
amid t withidr~'aa bf a tItoforo a
.i 111st in beagtly and vigor que
al (has n st l .
On the Circult.
II the good old days of Michigan
there wasn't any mney to speak oF
1loathiag iround from hand to hanild.
Wlhei a householder wanted meal, lie
scraped half a tdozai coon-skins to
gether and made a trad. If he wiant
ed meat, lie killed it; and If there was
need of whisky, It was a very poor man
who coniidn't find a wildeat bill or a bo
gus half-dollar down ii his pocket.
One diay a circuit preacher, hunting for
it place iI which to spea4k to the dozen
or twenIty settlers in Oakland County.
hialted at, a forlorn-looking cabin beside
tlie trail and asked for dinner. The
iquatter's wife extended a very cordial
Welcome, and said
"It's lucky you come along to-day,as
I have got a new bag of meal, lOts Of
massafras for coll'ee, and some of the
L)est coon inutton you ever tasted 01-.
3o down to the ditch and wash up,aid
l'i have the dinner ready In te min
When the preachor returned he be
atu lamenting the hard times, and the
act that Ie hadil't seen the sight of
noney for several weeks. ile was
hecerfuilly trying to do good. but he
.rankly confeseed that lie could do
liticl better if lie could now and then
icar thejingle or money In his trowsers
)ocket. The woman looked wise, but
mie no reply, and by and by the good
nan resumed hIs journey. H is horse
vas picking his way along the trall,
ibout three miles front the cabin,when
native, six feet high and attired in
oon-skin cap, hickory shirt, and Indl
an leggings, came after him on the
un, yelling out:
"You thar I whoa I hold on, you P"
When lie caime up lie asked:
"Are you the traveling Bible who
talted back there for dinner and cat up
whole coon ?"
"I am a clrcult-rider, and halted
oack the:'e and eat more or les of a big
tink of delicious meat," Answ ered the
"'And dildn't, you tell my wife you
veru dead broke for cash ?"
"I intimated as I now recollect, that
was not Lurtrdened with any great
"'Well, my wife Is the most infernal
ard-blow In the Territory, and I'm the
icanent lIar in the diggils, but yet we
iust keep religion b'iling. I got home
ust as you left, and when site told me
bout. your being hard up, I went to
vork and molded you these six half.
lollar pieces. There's a lectie too
Lit tb 1PAidsMAN1'1h '106u4 doti-1a3ll now
lid then, they will pass on anybody
xcept a land-broker I"
Sone legends say that the preacher
(]in't take then ; but legends Are not
A Filendish Ilevengo.
On the 21st of June, 1844, six young
ierchants were drinking wine at the
otel European, on the Rue Riveraine,
n Bordeaux. They Were in the bt-st
of spirits, for wine had risen rplidly
n the market, and that very morning
very one of them had made thousands
f francs by advantageous sales of laret
t the Wine Exchange.
"Boys, if this stroke of luck contin
tes for a few mon ths," .said Md. de St.
ndrieuix, laughing, "wve'll all be rich
efore we know it. Waiter, more
The merry company consumed a
trent many bottles of the effervescent
vine. Finally they were almost in- a
tate of intoxication, and when in that
onditinn the natives of Bordeaux are
TIhree young officers of the Third
loyal Regiment of the Line .entered
he roon). 'lThey smIled superciliously
is they perceived the condition in
whiceh the young wine merchants
"Have some wine1" shouted Md. do
It. Anidrieux to thema.
One of the officers, a young Sub-Lieu
enant, rep'lied proudly:- .
"We do not drink with such trash as
"Trho next moment St Andrioux had
grasped 'the young officer's throat and
ummeled his face with his fists where
ipon the other young wine-moelhants
lcked the three officers out of the
Next morning St. Andrieux was cbal
enged to mortal combatby Md. A dolphe
1e Val-Brieux, Sub-Lieutenant. TIhe
luel came off the following morning.
3t. Andrieux fired at his antagonist,
)tut missed him. The Sub-Lieutenant
lired into the air shouting.
"1 (10 not want to kill that wretch 1"
The news of this duel reached Bor
leaux thle same day. S t. Andrieux
was so mortified that he did n~ot dare to
ihow himself in public.' He sold his
business out and disappeared from the
3ity. Val-Brieux and his regiment
were transferred a few weekcs later to
Tihie Sub-Lieutenant's father was a
wealthy latnd-owner in Touraine. He
lived at the splendid Chateaux de Lua
vogne, withi hisonly daughter, Jacque
ine, a pretty girl, but, like the rest of
her family, imnieasureably proual.
One day old Mr. do Val-Brieux's
Donfidentlal steward, IRafiolle, was
found to have embezzled nearly two
hundred thousand francs, with which
he escaped to Brazml..
This crippled Vak'Brieux for a timne,
financially, until he engaged as Rdf
folle's successor~ a very adroit yoting
awhe sai that his neatne wcds Jpan
Andre. Andre caused his employer ti
write proimisory notes to the atnount o
upward of one million friancs, wlel
lie had got discounted, it Is true at al
most ruinous rates.
Val-Bricux, glad to have extricate<
hiimrelf for the time being from his Il
nancial troubles, became dissipated
lie was frequently under the influeinc
One morning his daughter came t(
hin, and confessed In great distres
that she had been se'duced. Her fathei
wanted to know who had ruined her.
She eftused to tell.
In his-rage. Val-Brieux shot hinsel
through the head.
Andre took charge of the estate until
Val-llrieux's son, the Sub-Lieutenant
would arrive from A frica. When ti<
young man arrived, he said to Andre
"I have seen you before."
"Yes, so yout have."
"Ah, you are that drunken fellow
from Bordeaux. Get out of my chat.
"Indeed ! Get out yourself. 'T'lii
place belongs to te. I have mort.
gages on it Which you Can never pay.
You are a beggar. This Is my re
St. Andrieux told the truth. le had
purchased all the notes signed by his
employer, and had taken for the
amounts mortgages on the latter's
property. The Sub-Lieutenant in hils
despair, blew out his brains.
Allie. Jacqueline was sent to a con
St. Andrieux sold the estate in Tou
raine at a heavy discount, and went to
China, where lie established an import
ing-house; but he (lied a year after his
arrival in that cototry.
After the Lion.
Captain Aylward tells a droll story
of a ren contre between a bushman and
a lion. The narrator was acquainted
with the man, and has no doubt of the
truth of the story. The bushman,
while a-long way from his home was
met by a lion. The animal, assured
that lie had his victim completely in lils
power began to sport and dally with
him with afelineJacosity wlhich the poor
little bushanu failed to appreciate.
The lion would appear at a point in the
road and leap back into the Jungle, to
reappear a little further on. But the
bushman did not lose his presence of
mind, and presently hit uyon a device
by which he might possibly outwit his
foe. This plan wits sgested by the
lion's own colduqA2 yjere that the.
the rigit, and, feeling pretty sure of
the lion's whereabouts, resorten ) the
course of quietly watching his move
ments. When the lion discovered
that the man had suddenly disappeared
from the path, lie was a good deal per
plexed. le roared witli mortiflation,
when h espied the bushman peeping
at him over the grass. ite bishm in
at once changed his position, while the
lion stood irresolute in the path, follow
ing with his eye theshifting black man.
In another moment the little man
rustled the reeds, vanished, and showed
again at another point. The great
brute was first con fused,and then alarm
ed.- It evident began to dawn up him
that le had mistakeni the position of
mat..ers, and tihat he was the hunted
party. Tihe bushman, who clearly re
oognize:1 what was passing in his one
my's mind, did not pause to let the
lion recover his startled wits.. He be
gan to steal gradually toward the foe,
who, now in a comiplete state of' doubt
and fear, fairly turned tail and decamp.
ed, leaving the plucky and ingenious
little bushman master of the 'situation.
*A Olever Rogue.
A gent,1emani of great experience in
the commtercial world cashed a check
at a London bank for ?1100 taking the
whole in ?100 notes. Hie was only a
few yu~ds from the bantk wvhen a per
son resembling a clerk, bareheaded and
with a pen behind his ear, touched him
on thte shoulder,. saying: "Beg your
pardon, air; will you allow me' just to
take the number of thtose notes again ?
I won't keep you a min ute." The gen
tieman taken off his guard, handed'the
notes over to the'supp~osed clerk, whom
lie followed iato the bank. After giv
ing the former time to reach the .top
and return, he met the gentleman at
the door, saying: "P'lease walk this
way ; that gentleman will attend to you
in a minute," pointing to ii clerk who
was deeply engaged. . Fiye minutes
elapsed before the gentleman could
draw the clerk's attention to htis case,
and lie was thunderstruck to flid that
the officer knew nothtintg aboutt It. The
other clerks were interrogated, and
they were equally in the dark. Of
course iio time was lost ini going to the
Blank of England, but too late; ite
clever rogue had been before them and
obtained gold for'the notes.
You will not ho sorry for heari'ng before
For thinking before speaking.
For holding an angry tontgue.
For stooping the ear to a~ tale-bearer.
For disbelieving most of the ill retorts.
For being kind to the distressed.
For being patient toward everydody.
'For doing good to all men.
For asking pardon for All wrongs.
For speaking ov11 of no one.
For being courteous to all.
-Tomato p9afnsr In the lower pari
of Harford cotal,.M bhr~Aiy pr
pai-ing for thi~ 0o it~
tracts htaV been in , upy at
--''here are 002 chartered lodges of
masons in Illinois, Withi a membership
- of 38,610.
-Out of 972,000 pieces of baggage
carrieu over the Pennsylvania railroad
- lies during the. yearn 1878, only one
-Ex-Senator Simon Cameron hts
rented, for $0000, a year, the, elegait
residence of Ex-Governor Shepherd,
in Washington, D. C.
-Mrs. Maria Gillett.A grand-niece
of Ethan Allen, and for fifty sfears ia
member of the Sbaker coinmnilty,
lately died from the bite of a spider.
-The Professorshi'p of Botany in the
University ofEdinbtirg is vacan t. The
emoluments of this position are said to
atm ount to about $9000.
-About $25,000 worth of wild ducks
were sold from 11ayre de Grace (,NW.)
market durlg the season just OJosed,
which is considered ia poor result.
-William J. Aydolotte, of Maryland,
and George If. Bagwell, of Virginia,
have been appointed to kdjust the boui
dary line betweei the two'States.
-A capital stock of $100,000 with
power to increase to $500,000 is being
subscribed to In Bufilo, N. T., for the
pnrpose of building a newmus hal
at that place. ai
-A pack of walveh was recently seen
in Mlacklick township, Arnmstrong
county, Pa. The farniers spread
aroun(d poisoned imeat, anlid several dead
wolves have recentily been found.
--Mr. Yutng Wing, the Chinese Sec
retary of Legation, at Washilnton, has
lateh, givun to the Yale Collere Libra
ry 400 Chinese books, in addition to a
like gift some two years ago.
-''he Ienn Hlardware Company of
Read i ing, Pa., are engaiged On a con
tract for $100,003 worth of egg-beaters,
anid are allowed three years in which
to complete the work.
-A little girl named Brademore is
ly-ing dangerously IiI nit Coneiaigh
borough, Cambria county, Pa., froni
violent exercise in rope Jumping.
Another child I1 expected to die at the
sallie place from ti. is cause.
-The late Dr. Charles Ives, oftNew
Ilaven,' CoW., bequeathed $10,000 to
Yale College for the support of poor
sttidents in any department:. the same
sum to Beloit College, and $5000'to the
New Haven Orphatu Asylni.
What Is supposed to be the largest
tree in the Southern States is a itulip
bearing poplar near Augusta, Ga.,
which is 155 fee high and milne fPet in
dlitmeter, its lowest branches beig 65
feet from the ground.
--The ex)erinimy s ivth. tLilpptrie
light in Portsmbit 6u Me. h14- Le are
reported to have been d0lt suc
cess.- Thitrastilts e1'dir# %liatils
factory wihyerj4i lilghtc.g edtmeen
trated onl at particular.. pggpow
over a distaie.
schools, found that of 9803 boym; 301 or
:1.88 per centum were color-blind in
greater or less degree. and tlit of
5429 girls, only two, or .030 per centum
were uihllcted at all in this way.
--Mr. Johnson, ari Anieriei has
taken the first science scolarship at
Trinity .College, Dublin, th9 authorities
having decided that lie has a right to
hold it, as, althcigh lie was born ii
America, his father was A.pritish sub
-Miss Tsetta Rist, for' forty-three
years ani organist in a London church,
died a short tinqe ago and left a "con
silerabloe" sum Ila the, hands of the
trnstees to be applied forever to the dis
tribution of gravel on steep and slippery
rosd ways in London. She had seen to
it personally during her -Ifetimo;
-A curious pair are two .brothers, in
H~artfordh, Conn.,' employed at the same
ilaee of busimness'some miles from their
homeis, who had a falling out a dozen
years ago, anid have never spoken to
each other since, though they ride to
and from wvovk in the same wagon,
p~reservig a moody 'silence toward
each other, with no other. compamilon.
--WV.lhmelmn djd a kindlyact at Colum
bus, OhIo. Just before hIs arrival
there a woman dIed wvho was ver foid
of mussic, and had -omkeriy a'ntiei tet
the pleasure of' hearing himn pla A
message was sent .to ;WIlhelm I, and lie
vi'altedi time house of death asyJ request
cei time privilege of playIng a regulmem,
as Is tihe custom 'in 'his owns Geran
home, which was grantell.
--Mr. George WV. Jilateadi, the last
of tihe famous iHalstead brothers, of
Elizab'ethm, N. T., died at mhidunt il1y,
in that State, receiitly, Of pineeufnonia,
aged 81 years. Two years ago the'eld
est brother, ex-Ojiancellor. Halstead,
died at Ellaabsithi, saged eighty-flve.
Last year iExiCongressmiutn Hlalstead
died at Tfrentoit, aged eighitgkhree
ler who arrivedat Sant F~raneseo vith
his whieeibaarow not long ago, m~ade
tihe whole distance from Albany- to
San Francisco, about 4000 miles; in 172
'lays. Hie made gtn average sof 23%
miles a day, or a little more than four
miles more than lie agreeti tomaie each
dhay, in erder tp wvin his wagerouf, one
thousand dollars. ,.
--Mr. H1. D. .Cone, a prominent
paper mamnufaturer of Ilousatonie,
Mamss., ini cominetion wIth shis .wlfe,
founded a free library there Itg A869,
which Is open to all people inthegn
ty as wvell as to isi O o ,9r V9h It
has now twentysix himrey og ies.
Mr.' Comie emp oys. th$ It'li ign, pays
all thme expehsoa h imself, (aecept no
assistance of any kitg.
.-Fifteen poitraltstui #l-y
bert i8tuairl are now n.
Antong thtesti s t, po lbt~~ er
gy:ili Ed ward VrjtI th4imof
nntoe.'$tSird'1 o k. s in
his house' thertra't ofh Ifutl t~ d
ward Thiorit6 paiitdd b~ tart
when 'the Ehgllsnian was s'tiaro
the Britlish Lghtfo it efd of'
-AThere wvere'dietH 41%1 1Q
way po'stal'I1erk 6