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TRfI-WEEK(LY E DIT'ION. W N S O ,S.C., MAY 27, 1879.VO .I .
HOW THE PARSON BROKE THE SABBATH
(I the grave of l'arson Williams,
Tito grass Is brown and bloatied,
It is nore than fifty winters
Hince I lived and laughed and preachod.
lint his motnory in Now England,
No winter snowas can kill ;
f his goodhos and his drollness
Countios logonds linger ttall.
And among those t'roasurod logo ids
Most Orthodox, on grace,
When a sound of distant thunder
.Broke tho qutit of the pla..o.
Now the meadows of the Ciouby's
Lay full within is sight,
As lio glanced from out the window
Which stood open on hisi right.
And the green and fragrant baycocks
By the acros there did stand
Not a meadow like t to coacon's
.Far or near i all tho land
Quich and loud the claps of thuder
Wont rallin, tirough t- a skies,
And the Parton saw his Deacon
Looking out with anxious oyo.
"Now my.brothron," called the Parson,
And ho called with might, and main,
"Wo must get in Brother Crosby's hay,
'Tin our duty now most plain !"
And ho shut the great red Bible,
And lie tossed his sermon down
Not a man could run moie swiftly
Than the Parson in that town.
With a will they worked and shouted,
And cleared the fouis apaeo
And tile Parson led ilio singt,.g,
While the sweat. rolled d' wn his face.
And it thundored llercer, loudor;
Anit dark grow east and west;
But ih flay wis uador cover,
And tie Parson had worked the beat..
A nd again fi pow and pulpit
Their placis took composed;
And the parson preached his set mon
To' *ifteenthly," where it closied.
A Terrible Mistake.
Seeinig my advanttatg I puisited it, and
in a few minutes I saw signs of yielding.
ihe went to a small e(ik on the table, un
locked it with a key she icarried about iher,
and look a sealed piteket. from it. It was
direeled to Alax.
"'lhis is tile paper i-received friom Mon
sie'n deII hamrose at the Assembly-rooms,
she said. "1 Whenl You have read it, Mr.
Edwards, you will know why 1 lef, why I
have deprived mny boy of stel rihelits anid
Site broke into a bit tr lugl as she spoke.
I tool;k I le lpacket, opened it, and as I read it
couhl nol prevent a Cry of surprise. It was a
copy of I lie regisl er of marritage solemnized
at. a i Devonshire village het weent lrederie
Maxwell, laron I)anesford, and Ellen Mar
vin on the 17th of August, 1867. 1 felt
the (01ol recitting from Itay flace at Ihe i
1loughtil wlich was heal itng itselfI into my
brain, that Max had married Jeanne de la
Migiortlin while his first wife lived.
ilurriedly glaneing back I recollected
that. by Ilne dealth of his brother' in thi
lunting-telid Max had becoie Lord Danes
lord in 18117.
".onsieur de Champrose," sahl Jeanne,
breaking tihe silence at, lti, 'hiad known
me before, I-left France, and lie said lIe
loved me. When I came to Danesford, he
followed, and by some ehautee he fomuid but
this, and ihreatened, if I reminied with
Alax, to assist- -to prosecule him for-If I
left. him, he would spare him. I loved
A1ax too well nlot to Come away. She was
living they told ue."
She spoke simply and slowly, in a weak
timid voice, with her face turned towards
met. For a miomenl, its the pasl catte back
to me, anid I saw the greatness, the uinsel
Iishiness of her love for' Max, Ite ul ter dis
regard for' self and care foir him t hat, she
tias shown, she whom we had tho~ughat so
base, I conkti not) speak.
"'Can you~i forgive meit, Lady13 D)anes
ford a'' " I am' not a wicked wife, y'ou
know! Ohi, Mlr. Edwards, you could hard
13y have thiought so? It. wtas too wvretcheda
to thaink of it then, or I might havc guessed.
Youi will be huis fiend still ?"' she went oit
pleadiniagly. "'You will not give him up?'
T[oo tuche moved to speak, I bent and
kissed the little tremubling tiand [ hield.
after at tfew mlomletts. " It wats itn 1867~
that Max eame' to the title, but I amt not
suare at whlat t inlkof the yetar. You will
- let. Alice comte to yout somaetimes will you
nolt?"' I added bretiking off' abruptly3.
It. was hatrd t) pas's thlat eveing withI
Max, to look at. the worn wearay face and
- thlink of the secret we hpossessedl. I couald
not he satisiedl withotl. knowing theit date~
of his br'othler's ideath, bait I feared to ask
for It last I shouild arouase sutspicionl. A
mtere chance revealed It to mae. A lice was
busy wvith sonme phiotographls alt a liable
n ear Maxwvell's couch; amoing t hem was I lie
iHuaguenot picturet, a copy3 of Milhais' world-.1
k nown i chef/-d'wuei ''.
"' What. daiy it August is St. ihartholo
mew's D~ay ?"' she asked, innoticent 13y, ob
tainting for' me the informialiti I wanitedl.
"T'Ihe twveny-fourithl," L or'd IDa nesfotrd
r'epliedl (qutietly. "I hatve reisaon to treametm
"' Why, Max?'' I said, thinkitig of the
"It was lie dlay on which poor Fred
met. his detathi," lie said ; atnd I could hardly
retain I le exelamiation of joy' which spr'ang
to) miy hips.
'lThe next day I wett to D~evonsire,
hlidied up the little villatge, and searcedt
theit chutrchi registry. Tlhere, stare etnought,
was the marrIage, and th loincumbhenl., a
* kiandly, sImple o1(1 mani, told(1 me thet sad
littIe story (of Ellent Marvin, Lady IDanes
lord. She was ai young country girl of
great beauaty, whoam L~ordi Danesford had
lovedl wvIth all a young muau's plasslon aind
u nreasotning alttachmnt. Th'ley had been
married tquietly one fair .Auagust moirning,
juast one week befpre lie meet his dem)a.
'Thea yoiung wife rettrned honie to haer father
whlo kiaew niothintg of haet marriage, and hi
a few weeks htad fadled away, idying of thtat
udisease which naever khls, thecy say-a brok
en heart. TIhat all these clrcumstances were
kntown to M. deChamprose 1 had no dlaublt.
.ile had taken advatntage of Jeanne's "jenm
lomlay In love," her tgnor'ance of Engli
laWs and chastoms, andt her inability to i
giure into mnatters, to take a terrible revenage
foar her rejection of hais suit. 1.0 was with
a light hiear't that I returned to towvn and
imparted any htappy neOwn t6 Aliee, whlo
cried for very joy ad gladas,
av-1 m..i.. toll u.lial Alie, I saki, - I
helki mly dear wife inl mlly armtis. " Youi will
do it best - I should blurt it all ont and per
liaps do him harm. Meanwhile I will go
for Lady )aunesford.
Trembling a little, and Wiith tearful eyes,
Alive went down. Max glanced ip) as she
entered, and seeing that soiet hing troibled
her, said fiuickly
" What wa* it, Alice? Is anything the
"Nothing," she said. "I have been
hieiiiing at story fr1om1 ililtonr whici made
me Iake a "baby of imyself"--such a
tonching story, Max. Shallhi I tell it to youi?
It is a story about a woni's great love for
a nmln, so great that to save him from a
disgrace she gave up all her happiness."
MIax smiled inlcreuI()oushy.
Alice went on, touching lightly on some
parts, dwelling tenlerly on others. Max
listed ill silence, but witi a gleat of ilter
est in his face.
"' Alice-ielI mue-il is not her at ory ?"
lie caught her hands ill his, almost hurting
her inl his iitense eagerness. "' lIut no-it
cammot be !"
"The11 name of t hat noble wife, so true
aind devoted, was Jeanne," said Alice,
smiling throutght her tears; "'the ialme of
the husband whom she loved so devotedly
was Maxwell. It is all true."
"Tell me ill!" was all he could say, and
with her hands still in his she told him all
there was to tell, aid hiding his face in his
ha1nd, Lord Dianesford cried like a child.
Alice stole away; Jeunne, white and tremn
bling was waiting for her below. Alice
took her hand, and leading her to the
room where he was, opened the (door softly.
She watehed her enter, aind, going to lis
side, pilt her artis round the bowed head
and draw it to her breast. Site saw Max
clasp his rmuts round her Witi a cry of love
and joy; and, closing the door, Alice caie
"'lax''" whispered the slow sweet voice
of his wife, after a long paulse, dluring
which lie had drawin her face down to its
old resting-place, and she had clasped his
hands il hers, "ean you forgive my doublt ?
('ant your love me arain '
"I 1iu8h, my dearest I" eame t lie tender
answer. "There can be no question of
forgiveness between youi and me. It was a
terrible mistake: but Wife, I have never
censedl to love you."
There was muclh to tell and much to
hear when Alice and I joined them. Max
had been expatimling onl ly "generous
friendship," and Jeanne, Witli tears,
thanked ie for it, while I could only ask
her forgiveness for my old doubts of her.
She told us hur life in London, at first so
lonely and sad-"almost saidder still, if not
so lonely, when our boy came, looking at
mie with your eyes, Max ;" of the news she
had heard long afterwards of her maid
Flore's departure froi l)anesford with M.
de Chamuiprose, Iid of how she had thought
of her husband (aly allnd night, Iaid loiged
for him iagain with such a longing-and
here Max drew her closer to his heart. We
id lmuch to tell, too, and together we dis
cussed the untinely fate of Frederick Max
well, Lord Danesford, ind Ellen his wife,
and wondered whether ie had ever meant
to bring her hone to- the Park as Iris wife
and)(] ils mistress. I may mention here that,
when we Went down to Devonshire, Maux
Well liuted up the girl's relatives, homely,
honest peasants, and behaved to them with
every liberality and kindness.
l)anesford is no longer deserted, and af
ter so long ant absence, t lie household rejoice
to have their lord and lady with them
again. Max is regainied lis Old health and
spirits, and Evesham-who by the wiay,
alis never quit.e forgiveni me mily long-past.
accident-lias orders to buy a perfect pony
ats can be procured for I lie I [onorable Max,
Who takes to his father immensely, and is
never tired of twisting Iris hands in the sil
ky, golden luxuriance of beard, and of
looking iinto the blue eys, merry again
niow, sio like hris own. Bet ween hrusbiand~
and wife the old1 love exists, buit stronger,
triter, tend~erer. There is almost ai reve
renice in Maixwell's love for .Jeainne, while
in hers' theo conisciousntess of the graive
doubt of' his truth and1( honor, mantkes it y'et
tmore intense, more t rusting. TIhey' arte p~er
fectly happy1)3 in eachi other; timd if peLople
say' thait Lady D~anesford has lost the bril
lincy of her' beauty, there is in her imanner
now an earniestniess, a depth and tenderness,
which Is infinitely umre chtarming and1(
more fascintin tg. Tlhey htave both been
through the "deep01 waters," but. save for
t~re naturral regrets for' thre three yea'lrs which
were so laud, but which might. haive beeni so
happy, there is no0 necessity' to look mourn
fuill3' at thle conisequtencees of thait "Tletrrible
T htd a jackdaw that uisedl to follow the
carritage totr tmiles when we dreve out it the
counittry, but, If we wvent to thre town, about
a mlile and a hal f dlistanmt, Jack wvoul re
mint .on the walls of tire old castle, outside
the towni, tuntil we retuirned, atid thieni fly
trio un and round the p~ony's htead, Ihily3
alhightting on the splash-hoard. If we mtac
any other conveyance, he alwaye flewv off
inito the hedge. I likt wise had a little blue
tit, whlo used to settle 01n t~re ttll trees near
the house, arnd come dowvn when calledl,
talighting often on my3 hread anid she ill hers.
A lady, an acquaintance of inte, had, she
say's, ai ctnnary so tamie thart it used to pull
t~re hair ourt of lien- cur-s to linre Its nests
with. Th'lis very severe winter has tamnedl
thre wild birds lbi this neIghborhood.- My
wvindow is constantly besIeged by3 threiti
robitns, fintches, sparrowvs timd b~lackbirdls,
colme ttying upl dlirect ly it, is openled, for I
amii iln the habit of feeding theum dluring
frosty w3enthrer. Onue, a redblreaist, is thre
mnater, lie is such a gtcedy little fellow;
Ihe etits his fIll and then sits on thre lte,
keeping all the other birds at baly, and1( ut
terinig such shrmill shrieks, I ami often obliged
to go and( dirive him off so thatt they may
comae aird pick up a few erumb~ihs. A y'ountg
friend of mhiteC puit a whlole loaf out, a half
quaitrter cut it twvo, anid It was so amlutsing
to see Bobby, after thte birds had picked
ou~t t~re erumttbs, (lecne himself In the
shell, arid sceam (out (defined to all lisa
-It has brcomo 50 COmmlioni to Write the
beglinnfrgs.of an elegant, Interesting
article and tihen rutn it intto some adivor
tisemenjtt that we tavuoid all suoh cheats
aind simply call attention to the muerits
of IloplBlttera in as plaIn honest terms
as poSsIble, to hndt ci people '. give
them onie triahg as,..n nefws
their value will ever naee anytlhhgelsea.
1Last. season, ending inl January, 18i8,
the exports of green teis t'ron Chiia to
the United States aggregated about IS,
000,000 pou1n1is, while tils seasoni, jlust
closed, It will not, exceed 13,000,000
pounds; a redunetion in inantity of
about three per cent. On the first of
January the st'ock of ShanghaI, accord
ing to the mail advieus, was only 22,000
half chest, of 00 poinids weight eahel,or
1,420.000 pounids, and these have since,
according to the cable advisos, beeit
bought ulp, so the Shanghai market. Is
now elosed. Tie short crop has
already advanced three per cent., and
further advances on the present, itar
ket.)rices ir ladicated by all the lairge
importers of tea. The (uantity of Con
got teas exported this se.eson from
China to the United States was less
than. 1,000,000 pounds as against 2,000,
000 pouis last season. The cause of
the short, crop arises from the policy of
ti Chliese to lessen the production.
Tea importers say that the (linese are
shrewd and longheaded,no imatter what,
others mkay say about them. They
fund that large sales did not a!lways
produce corresponding. profits, and
that the cheap prices at which tLea had
been sold lin former seasons had not,
paid for the eultivdition. They tlhere
fore apparently resolved to lessen the
amnotnit produced, and pay more at
tentlont to the quality. The result hats
been a large decrease in the supply,but
lie 'fine chops' are said to be better and
the q itlty far superior to that of for
iner s easons. The unexpected short
sapply hits caused many of the tea buy
els in China to find the market closed
without, having secured the quantity of
tea required by them. The supply of
4Japans, although larger this season
than the last, will n.ot compensate for
the reduction of the crop from China,
Statistics recently received show that
the crop exported this year amnounts to
about 24,000,000 pounds as compared to
20,000,000 pounds received last seasoni
At the last mail advice the stock oin
haiid at Yokohama was very small,anid
'good mediuimi to) filie' has advaiteed
from three to live cents per pound at
port. There has been a general ad
vance on the best kinds or Japai tea of
from 12 to 15 per cent., and a corres
poiding ativanee many be expected, and
has partially taken place in the mar
kets. The mixing of' teas has already
been adopted by somie of the import
ers, and .1apans have been mixed
with China teas to t ake the place of the
shortened crop. The fact will help to
Ieep up (lie prie3 of the Japans, evein
if the increased importations had not
been more than counterhalanced by the
reduced supply. It Is asserted that
many of the very coitnon tees will ntot
appear in the market at all this year,
as the growers had found that the care
required for their cultivation had been.
to a gieat extent., thrown away, and
couild be ti.ned to better advmintge by
giving more attention to the growilng
atid prepat Ing of the finer 'chops.'
Hare and 1o111uds.
The hunt of hare and hounds is thius des
cribed by an Americam pittron of (lie sport:
'"A place of rendezvous having been agreed
upon, tle members assemble for 'the
meet. A couple tire selected as 'tht
hares,' the rest of the club form 'the pack
of hounds.' A start is allowed the hares in
advanice of the pack-in a 'slow hunt,' of
10 minutes; in a fast hunt,' of 30 minutes.
'l'The Iiares' carry svithl them bags contain
ing pieces of white paper. At a certain
dlistatuce front 'thet meet ' is the thrtow om'
Uponi arriving htete, 'the bargs' hegIn
thirowing out, pieces of piaper, whlich is
(lie scent.' TIhie time havinig Clapsedl, the
pack start tinder the lead of the ' master of
the hunt, ' who is l ikewise, the 'pace miak
er.' Upontiiding 'the scent' the 'Tally
hol" is given, ' the pack ' carryinig hunting
horns slung over thteir shoulders. Thheii
the chase ~i~it' ens eaross mieado0ws, plouighed
fields, throligh woods, over lulls, ditches,
brooks, stone walls, and fences, after the
flyinig hares, whlo dIrop 'the senmt 'at each
100 yardls. A certain inumnber of hours aire
fixed, att lthe expirationi of whicht, if 'the
hares' itre not run dowvn, thte huint is
b~routght to ain end. In a slow hunit thie en
tiie 'p~ack ' keel) together uitder the leatd of
the 'pace taker. ' T1his is the most poput
lari, as it. gives 1the poorest runnimer a chance
util 'the finish,' wheun a breaik is maide,1
and a hard race ensues for the honor of he
I ng first at 'the death.' Ini a 'fast hunt' a
racihig paice is maintalined throughout, and
thte slow mn arc soon left, miles behind.'
Th'lis decRription is amerely a bef outltne;
and, in referring to it, Bell's Life comt
ments on the ommaission of till mention of
"falses," iad says Americans will find the
hunting horns tathier in the way. "'The
Westchester uniiforni of a scarlet jacket iad
black jockey cap, velvet leggings, .and1 the
black velvet, collars and cuffs, and cap with
gold tassel of the 'masler of thie haunt,' will
also hardly be stitable for 1had( weattther and
plouighted fields, iiiless, ide'ed, the compeC
titors putt. on fresh uniforms each time, and
we think that after a while they will have
to comae down to the more servicable rough
jersey and1( ordiinary 'universIty' dratwersi in
vogue with our packs."
Oii goIng routid the gatrden, I per'
ceived what seemned a simall plece of
cheese appa~mrently Iloating I,. die air
straight before me. On comning up to
It, I found that it was sulspendied from
a. splier's web, wvhich was spuin ight,
aicross ,thie pathi. The firlhst hast~y
thoughat wvas that thIs siderCI hadl foundm~
a p)ieco.Of cheese behow, and(, takIng a
fanicy to It, wais thon dirawing it ipinto
its web to eat It. Fuirther examiiinagon
htowever, showed' thmat the substanmce
was not oheese, bitt a small p~ebble
much resetnblIng that edibl6, evidently
takena fromi the gravel walk, beneath.
TJhere wvas nothmig for the spider to at..
tacht his web to ont the walk, so he lhad
selceted a suitable stopie to balunee
his web being attached to.trees on eit
er aide of the walk, and weighted be
1dw by thestono, so as to be i'n nearly
a perpendleular position. 'The stoine
was connected with the web by a three
fold cord, the strands of which were at
tached to di1terent parts of the stonle.
I visited tihe web) two or three hours af
ter' te spider had fI tliled it, and
foutiud that his iilgeniity had been re
warded, as the web conitained, besides
% large fly, of which hie was diinl1g,
More small 1lies than I have ever be
fore seen Ii it wet). Neither myself,
no0r those of mny friens to whom .
slowed the web, have ever seen any
tiig o' the ki Mid before. Pecrhaps
otir readers will be interested ill su1e1
In example of' high Instinct in a spidet,
tmd those who are more versed in nat
Liral history than imyself may be able
o remember other examples of the
same kind. That the stability of the
web depelded upon the weight, of the
tole wag shownwn iv l I put ily hand
.tader the latter. The resiult. wias Litat
s I raised miy hand the lower part of
ie web graduially collapsed, but when
he11 stone was again sati'ered to fall
Cenitly the web resutmed is proper
lape. The wet was about live feet
roin the giouid. 8pider engineering
s a most interesting subject, and one
Ahat I have spelit hours in studying. I
ave worked out most of the problems
it connection with it, but tite weight
lodge I have not as yet been able t. ex
lain. Some spiders will Ise ties ; but
)LItr, of exactly the same species,
Nill use a weight, although the Olr
mtistances itder which both built are
pparenitisV alm ilar. ]ilt how does the
pider raise the weight? This I could
iever .explain to my satislactioni, as
eite of the weights are so large that
t is suereely possible they coul lift
hem by a 'dead lift.' Besides, they
vill put otn one, t wo or more weights
it a few honra before wind, to fix their
;kructures. The industiry and ingenui.
y of the spider passes belier to all
hose who have seen theli at work, bit
10 more profitable day canl be Spent by
, young-enginieer than a (lily after a
tIOrm in a path through the gorse
vatching at spider reconistrititig its
iveb. This is the legitimate wity of' see
ng the work done, but there are other
lodges, such as breaking down the
.vebs, and watching the poor devils re
A Uauptur uf First, Tiia.ges.
The first schooner laichled inl this coun
ry was built at Cape Ann in i 1714. The
irst lime was made itn New England and
mtned in Newbury, Mass., by James
Noyes. The first cotton factory in the
United States was established at, Beverly,
ims.,- 1787. It continued in operation tit
i 1802, and then stopped, ninety per cent.
f the capital having been sunk in the en
erprise. The first cast-iron edifice erected
n America was.tipon the corner of Centre
mnd Duane streets, New York. Samuel F.
B. Morse, of telegraphic fame, studied
>minting iln Etigland, and was the firat per
ton to deliver a course of public lectures
ipon Art in America. The first sucesaful
!xperiment of burning anthracite coal in an
)pen grate by Jndge Jease Fell, of Penn
tylvania, February Ii, 1808. The tulip
vas firs intro(diced into Europe by the e
ebrated botanist, Conrad (lesner, about the
ear 15619. Its beauty soon made it so
ich of a favorite, and there was so great
t desire to possess it that what is still
(nown is the ' tulip miai " sprang upt) inl
Lollind. One plant was regarded as mak
ng its possessor rich, and wits often given
is a ituificent namrriage portion to tite
tideo. Motre thantt two thoutsand diolhlara
Vere given for a sitngle plant-a great sum
n that. coutrly and in those days. Inaflamn
ntable gas was first, evolved fr'om coal from
786 to I189. A use of the gas was first
ittempted at Cornwall in 1702. The fIrst
lisplay of gaslights wvas miade at Ilouiltont
t Wa1tt's "fotundiry, att liirmninlghtam, oin the
>ccasionm of tejoicings for peace In E'ngland
a 1802. (Gas was permnanently used at the
:ottoni mills In Manester, wherie one
housanid burners wore lighted in 1 8ti5.
Jas-ligh~t wars first introduced iln London,
Autgust 1(6, 1807. Pall Mali was lighteod
n 18091; London generally in 18 i4. (Gas
vas first introdiuced at Baltimore In 1821;
Lt New York in 1823. The first Methodist
ntecting-hlouse built in New England wa'ms
~rectedi in Strattleld parish town of Strat
ordl, no0w TIrumbull, New 1 haven county,
'onni., iln Septemlber, 1 7891, and was calledl
' .ee's Chapel," from R1ev. .1 ease I ee, the
plostle otf New Enigland Methodism. The
text was1 inl Lynn, Maas., 179)1, a few
nonthis after Mr. Wesley's death. It was
aegunl Juntie 14th, raised ont thc 21 th, iand
ledicated on the 20th, the frescoing, car
>cting, cushionintg, atndl puttitng in of
pas and other '"dainty fixings" heitng of
oursc omitted. VTe fIrst antnual contfe
ence of the Methodists in New England
vats heold it this house by Bishop Asbaury,
tuguist 1, 179)2, the precutreor at, a great
mmtaber. on thme samet alpot. . Thet first hie
hodist Conferenee in America was hteld in
iladtelphin in 1 773. It was consisted of
GranidfaterickNtslingte'n V'iew of It..
Glrandfather Lickshinmgle threw dlownt the
>aper~ int disgusat, andto exclahned:
"'It makes me sick, by gracious; it
nuakes me sick!"'
"What makes- yott sick, grandfathtei'?"
"Wh~y, Itere's aniotheor coachman ruins
away with i employer's daughter."
"'Jt is certainly too band," saidi James.
"'Andi they get, mtatriedl the minuie theuy
ire of uighit of her fat her's house."
'"The poor1, silly thing."
"W1uell, 1 IAhaouild saty 'the poor, silly
hhtg!' I shoutld also say thle sap-ntead, the
thaIllow-pate, the crazy, crack -braltined it
aeille," continued grandfather, int a tower-.
"Th'le poor creatures are just from boar
hang school, " said .James," with theIr
teads ftill of rotmantic--"
"Who's just fromi boairding - school1"
"'The poor' silly girls' are.".^
Whlo's talkini' abotut girls? " yelled theo old
nan, a little miore savagely tan before.
" It's the coachmain I'm a-hittin' at. If I
taad a son, an' lie was a gobd coachthen,
in' Ite woutld disgrace himself by ratmnin'
sway with his etmphoyer's gIddy dhalghter,
I'dl spendl my plentsionl montey itu rIotus
Ilvi' ant' I wotldn' leauve him one red cent
to trub against anothter., Now youtliear your
aidgerandrahe qnote 8lmkheaanis
The Farmer's Strategy.
Farmer Evans- walked rouid his wood
pile and surveyed its dimished proportions
with a considerable lowering of his slinggy
eyebrows. "Soimiebody's helping thei
selves, le thought ; "I must set my witi
to work to discover the offender." lie sal
down on a log, rested his elbows on him
knees, and after scratehing his head awhile,
by way of brightening his ideas. lie settle(
his templeis in the palns of his hands am
meditated. The resut of his cogitatiom
llUst have been satisfactory, for lie rose by
and by with a qieer smile overspreatling
his weather-heaten face, and walked itito
the house, chiucklitng, '"I'll do it ; that'll let
the cat out of the bag!
lie found flarry Bailey, a young likely.
looking farmer, inl tle kitcheni with li
"That young fellow is courting .einie,
sure enough !" thought the old gentlemanm,
as lie discreetly pissed into the sitting-room.
"Well, lie's is likely to make her a good
husband ats any one. If she likos him, I
And lie fell into a fit of musing over tle
Ilemory of the gentle wife who had been
lying under the flowers since Jennie's birth.
Meanwhile, in the kitchen Jennie was
tripping about, engaged in some household
work, and flarry was watching her with
love-lit eyes, and could not make up his
mind to tell her lie loved her.
The Rev. Mr. Walker, of the Orthodox
Church in Belton, had prepared a discourse
for his sinfuil congregation, uipon the subject
of endless puinishmnaCt. The parable of the
rich man and Lazarus was his basis, and lie
hurled the anathemas of wrath at the bllack
sheep of his flock as though he were an
avenging angel, and many iemibers' of his
congreigation felt guilty terrors. Little
TPimi Bates shivered in hisshoes, and th ouglit.
of the pie he had taken the night before
and then told his mother a lie, anid debated
whether he should confess, or run the risk
of the punishment fulminated by the pair
son. Bnt lie did not settle the matter that
time, for the minister wias suddenly brought
to a full stop.in the midst of his discourse,
and the congregation electrified, by a tre
imondous crash and report in their midst,
as if heaven and eatrth ha(d come together.
Farmer Evans rose to his feet simultane
ously with his frightened diighter and tlie
rest of the congregation, and poor little Tim
was not sure for a moment that his future
had not begun. The cause of the noise was
found to be an explosion in the stove,
through the infernal agency known as gun
powder. flow it ciaie. there was a mys
tery to all except Farmer Evans. I larry
Bailey, who made the fires and found tihe
wood fori a stated sumb came forward with
a white face and explained that the thing
was unknown to him. The farmer walked
homeward thinking, "Bad, bad! Fi'm very
sorry that he's that sort ; I never suspected
him of all others; and Jennie likes him."
The farmer's first impulse was to nip in
the bud the acquaitance between Jennie
and young'llailey ; but his natural kindly
feeling ultimately prevailed, over his anger,
and on his next. meeting vith the delinquent
he abruptly addressed him.
"You are courting my daughter?"
Ilarry Bailey admitted the fact bashfully.
''And you make the fires for the Ortho
(lox Church ?" continued the old an i.
I larry assented.
"And furnish the wood ?"
'Yes," said the young man, growing red
and white by turns.
"Perhaps you would like to have the
mysterious explosion in church last Sunday
explained? I knew iy wood-pile was go
ing somewhere, iid I put a small charge of
powder in one of the sticks. I need not
say that I was surprised to find you were
the thief, and you dared to con courting
my daughter I"
Harry qualled beforo the stern, clear
glance of the old 1111111.
"I know I'm too mean to live, much les
to love her," hie broke out. "1 dlon't cx
pet you to over-look it. I--I had a hard
year on the farm ; you know what. losses'I
met. I mneanit to pay it back again, but I
don't expect you to-believe mec. One thing
I beg-don't toll her anything about It ; I
couldn't bear to have her think so badly13 of
T1he 01(1 man regairded the ashamed, re
pen~tan~t face with p~ity.
"Look here, Iirry, " lie said ; "I'll for
give you and will not mention it to a soul
if you'll look me in the face and promise
solemnly to be strictly honest from this time
Bailey caught his hand gratefully, and he
felt lisa rewvard begIn as lie saw the shadow
of a now hope dawvning on the i roubled-face.
"'I soletmly promiise, " lie said, ''never
again to touch a penny's worth that is not
lawfully miy owvn."
"At the end( of the year you can have
Jeninie if you want her, anmd we'll unite the
With an overflowing heart h~arry stanm
mered his thanks, and the farmer unever re
gretted that hie had1( giveni hhn a chanice
to redleemi his self-respect.
-Just in Time.
Whien Charles lIfollingworth, then only a
young clerk, marriedl a banker's heiress,
against her father's will and took her home
to the few poorly furnished rooms lie was
able to lire, they were very haippy for a
All seemed to go smoothly untIl a small
legacy was left to the young husbiand, which
was expendled In furniture far too fine for
their p~resent condlitioni, and in dresses which
were unsutable for a clerk's wife. Th'len,
indeed ; the young p~eole began to comn
p~ete with more we-althmy families, and the
young wife never knew into what terribke
debts1 they were plhmgIng.
Charles went home on~e evening to find
lRosa in teals.
"I've been so frIghtened, love," alhe said.
"A dreadful crazy creature lha been here,
declaring that our great mirrors are not p~aidl
for. I ordered him omut of the -house, and
lie shook his flat at mec. IIe said lie would
1)e paid, and that, we owed- hm for every
thing. Whlat did it mecan, Chairles ?"
"TIhat lie was crazy as you say, dearest.''
"Oh, I'm so glad," saId foolish little llo
sa, smiling. "'I thotight there miighit lxg
sojnething at the bottom of lis talk ; and
since It isn't so, you wIll give mne that new
garnet velvet dress that I spoke of, anid a
now pearl spray for my hair- pearls be
come me so well. You'll let me have it to
morrow, Charles, in time for Mrs. Rlush
land's dinner ?"
"If ['can, Rlose," said d lares ; "bmi
what wouild you say If I were ask youm t
iyear yotfroJd d 'e 'thlgI nte
"Wha jbk I crIdtf o163,
"You shall have the money, lRosa," said
Ilis face )had turiied very white, but she
did not see It. After a while he arose and
put onl him coat.
"I nmiat go out a while." he Said. "I
have business to attend to." And she saw
him uncoRsclosly take from his bosom the
keys of his oflice desk.
"Ghoing to the ofilce to-night I" she
"No, no. Why should you think so?"
lie said, and turned fiery red.
Rosa felt frightened. She could not tell
why. Sie went to the door with her hus
band, and watched him down the street.
Thefn she went back to the parlor, and pick
ed ilp the daily paper. Te first paragraph
her eyes fell upon was the arrest of the con
fidential clerk of' a certain firm for embez
"Ile was honest until extravagant women
made him their prey," added the writer.
"JExtravagance is the road to ruin."
h'll paper fell from Rosa's fingers. Sud
denly a flood of light seemed to illuminate
the darkness of her life.
"I am an extravagant woman," shle said.
"I am driving my dear husband to ruin.
To-iight he tmay , do something to 11pply
my foolish wants that will covet' him with
inramy and part us forever. I will follow
A great waterproof cloak with a hood lay
onl a chair near by. tOSAI seized it anld
wrapped it about her, and flew out into the
She turned her steps as if by instinet to
wards her husbaid's place' of business. It
was a large building, and the janitor stood
it ile door.
''My husband is in the oflice, is le not V"
sit asked. "I'm to meet. lilt hore.'"
''Yes. Walk ip, ma'ami,"' said the old
man, and Rosa flew up stairs. She Opened
the door. The gas had been lit, and its rays
fell over the head of her husband as he H'at
vi his desk. She crept softly i) behind him
and peeped over his shouildmr. Ani empty
cleck la1y before him, and opposile stood a
paper hearing Ilie signature of his emiploy
cr, which Ie with CI(arI'e ul strokes W1as copy
ing letter for letter.
'Charles I" shrieked losa, and her whil e
hand deseided upon the paper. 'Cliirle! "'
'I'he man started to his feet.
"t(lod led me here, Chiales, " sobbed Iis
wife. "Oh ! Charles, is this the fli'st
"The very first, Rlosa," said lie tman.
"it is my fault ;'" said itosa. "My ex
triavagaic'e has umaddened you. B1urn that
paper and Come awaky. " ,
In a mIoment more the CheCk was a lii tle
heap of ashes, aniid Rost sat upon her liis
1)111's knee, hidiig her head on his shoul
'"We will sell all the furniture, all that.
we own). The rest we will give back. My
Jewels shall go. I will wear calico. We
will be honest and forget, oun vanity," said
she, "and I will be a true helpmate to yoi
inslead of belig yoIur btinle Ind curse, as I
have been. ''
Then they went, homue together.
Neither ever forgot that, evening. And
though people pitied tie banker's daughter
for her himmble surrouildings, she was halp
pier than she had ever been in her life
Wily Liitp xpoide.
Te ;Yeicenic Ameritin tells wherein
the danger of kerosene lamps consists, and
gives these valtuable hints in regard to pre
venting explosions: "All explosions of Ie
trolemn lamps tre caused by the vapor or
gas that collects in the space above tihe oil.
Of course, a lamtp contains no gas, which
comumenees to form as the la1hp warms UP,
and after burning a shorr the sufihleint gas
will accumulate to formti an explosion. 'lhe
gas in a lamp will explode only whent ig
tilted In this respect It is like gunpowder.
Cheap or Inferior oil is always the most
dangerous. The flame Is counmunicated to
tle gas in . the followlng tmanner : hie
wick tithe in the lamp burniers i5 muade lar
ger' than the wick which is to pass through
it. It woutld not (10 to hiavc thte wick work
tighttly iln thte burner ; on the contrary, it is
essetial that It muove upl ando downt wit
perfect eiae. In this way It is utnavoidlatle
that space in thte tube is left alonig the sidles
of the wick auiflcient for thte flame from the
burner to pass dowvn into the lamp and( ex
plode the gas. Many things occur to cause
the Iflame to pass do)wn thec wIck anid ox
plode the lamp. I. A lampil may beo stand
ing ont thte table or manttel, and a slight puff
of air fronm the open wIndow or dloor imay
caulse an exploslont. 2. A lamp may lie
taken up quickly from a table or matntel
and1( itstantly expkld. 83. A lamp Is
taken into an entry where there Is a draught,
or ottt of doors, and an expliosion ensues. 4.
A lighted lamp Is taukent up a flIght of stairs
0or5 isised quickly to place It oin a mantel,
resuliting in an explosion. lit thesie In
stances the mischief is donie by the air
nmovenment, eithter lby sutenly checking the
diratught or forcing air d;'wn the ehhuney
against the flane. 5. Blowing down thte
chinney to extInguish the lightt Is a fre
qument cautse of explosion. 6. Lamp ex
ploslons have been catusedl by musing a chimn
ney broken off at the-top or' one that htas a
piece brokenm outt, whereby the dirauight is
variable andl the flame unsteadly. 7. Some
time, a thoughtless person putsa small sized
wick in a large- burnt'r, thus leaving consid
eralhe space along thte edges of tihe wick.
8. Ant old burner, with its' air draughts
closed ump, which ightfutlly should be thrown
away, Is sometimnes conttinuedi in use, and
thme final resulits is an explosion."
Some thought It saucy ; others considered
it a well-deserved rebuke;bual med
It was ini a horse-ear, 'one rainy evening.
A man entered and( asked a leasnt-hooking
youth comfortably settled in a corncr, to
give ttp his place to hisa female companion.
A cheerful answer in thme aflirnnative was
given; but for tIs politeness thme accommo
dated parties retutrned no thanks, On the
eontrary they appeared to take it for
granited Lhat every attention woul be shown
them; kept up a silly chatter whieh greatly'
annoyed time other passengers, ordered the
conductor in a lordly way to leave thoem off
at a certain street; cast scornful glances
across tihe aisle at a poorly dressed widow,'
with her aritte full of bundles, and, after a
little whisperIng, looked again 'at her, tijen
at each other, and then bmiras out laugh n,
whIle their' noses turned ump disdainfull.
The yroung fellow who 1iad surrende ~~ lb
ethainthe meantimn% '*tljed tp the teat
platform. Wften the dar' stoppedito &llow
thme obhnoxious pafr toget o thls
Iaside'td let thtefn pdets. -~' '
suit tho I idi~u! p
to the Pse .8,~b
Tito Man Who Took.1
Once upon a time ihere W p
was always gruimbiug add an
thought that his wifeld estpe
the household. One . v t,
time, he came home atl yecars.
swore in a terrible inpy
friend, be not so angr! feared
man ; "to-morrow we 4. m in
I will go out with the mK
fIeld, and yott can look a',.tm
Well, he liked this, and said
glad to do so. Early the foi
ilg the old woman threw the I
her shoulder and started1 out hu
with the harvest hands towork.
bmand was to take'care of'"the ho
commenced first to churn butter,
he had been churning a little w1141
came thirsty, and weit down I
to draw some beer. Whie he w
his pitcher, he heard that tte pig
house, so he started with the fat;
hand l up the cellar steps, so'as W
pig before he could turn over thieO
but. wheI he saw that the p 1
overturned it, and stood lc
cream that was ruiing on the
caie desperate, forgot the beer.
ran ifor the pig as fast as. he (0 O
cauight hinm in the doorway, who Ot
him dead on the spot. .Just thei b
lected that lie had the faucet nA
lut, whenl lie retuirneld to the ce30
beer had already run out of the li
then went into the milk-rootL
enough creaI to fill the Ch-Ir
begani to chlran, to get yi lk i'W'
nier. After he had ch
membered that the I(
the stall and had not h
drink, although it was
thought It would be to
iasture with her, so he tl
11) On the roof, as there
which grew sonic grass.
itaiihng close to a steep - t'
i he pliced some plailks3
to the roof it would be ens
ilp there. ulit he was af
"Ihurin, as the bIab was eni'
the floor, anld would perhap
it) he put the churn on his b
it, but first to water the
ier on the roof. For thi
pail to get some water fr
when lie leanted over th
Ilowed out of the churn avkn n1
tili into the cistern. It was getting
noon, aid still lie had no butter, so lie
alded to cook some mush, for which
Iing a pot filled with water on the *'
Wheni that was doio Ie thought that p
laps the cow might fall down from th
mud break her legs or her neck, so h
tip on the roof to tie her. One l'
rope lie tied roumid the neck of t
letting the other mnd down t&
himney fastened it routid lls o
Lhe water began to boil in the pot a
baid to stir the mush. While he was d I$
lhis the cow fell off the roof and pulled h
ill) in the chimmey ; there he stuck fast, an
the cow dlangled oitside between heaea
mid earth, also tuable to get loose. IN"'
wife hadl waited aid waited for her husband
to come aid call to dinitner, biut nothing wasf
heard from him. At last she foumd the
Liliie too long to wait, and started to th'e
house. When slo found the cow hanging
im such a dangerous position she cut tIle,
rope with the scythe ; wheni of course hIer%
Imsband fell dowii through the chhliniey&
id when she entered thd door he was
standing on his head in the mush pot.
"who was GUy Fawkes?"
The name of Guy Fawhes Is known
every child, taught or umtaught, but. of thosc
Mlders who are ac(uaiited with the great
historIcal fact which has rendered the name
at Uuy Fawkes motoriousi, 'fdw know who
the man really was. It is not unfrequently
maid of him that lie was an Italian by birth,
and that lia real name was Gluido. Not so.
"'Guye" was the name bestowed on hint in
bap~tliim. lie wats a native of York, and it
is In that gratnd 01(1 cathedral city that lias
fanmily associations still linger.- Thereclis
ubundiant evidence to show that the patents
Mf (Guye, as also lisa granidmother, w('ee
niemibers of the Protcstant Church. In one
af the earliest books of the parish of St. *
Mlchael-le-Belfrey,- 1in yhilchothey resided,
accur the following entries. Amtong the
names of those who were communicanits on
the 27th of July, 1578, ar'e Mr. Edward
IFaux, et mater e'Jus et tucor oifuN; and the
15me1 entry occurs on the 2d1 of February,
I578-4, and 'gain on ChrIstmas day in thme
tame year. Guy's mother was a member
af the Protestant Ihturch during her first
hiusbaund's life, but there Is every reason to
believe that her second husbaund, DIonis
hlaynbridlge, was a Catholic. HIs relatives,
te Percys of Scotton, wore also zealous
Dathiolics, and It ii. supposed- that Percy,
the after-accomplice of Guye Fawkcs, be
longed to that family. Is wife was Mar
thla Wright. Those had become perverts
to the Catholic religion through the ,In
iluence, It is believed, of their, brother-In
law Percy, who, a convert himself, Is de
scribed as "an enithuslastic devotee," Guye
Iawkes, (luring lia residence -at Scotton,
would naturally be thrown into' the socliety. .
rif Percy, his connections the Wrighits, and
that of three others of the conspirators,
namely, Tlhomnas, Robert amid Jqhn Winter.
These brothers belonged to an old Ronman
(Iathtolle family who held large. estates, In
Worcestershire, and were sufferers from. the
severe persecutions to which Catholics were
at that time exposed; but their mnother was
a slster' of Sir William Itigleby,' of Ripley,
whose property lay in the inniediate vitn
Ity of Scotton, and who had internmarried
with some of its.famnilles..' Burroufnded by
influences such as those at .,t e vr outse~t
af his career in life, it is hardly to 1)0 3w#
dered at that Guy Fawkes was led to*4Mrt
the relIgious priteiples in whieli-he hta bin
educated, and to become imbued witi ft
spirit of fanaticism. w e~ evqntual1 led
to ply eO t to a iz tha
English 'photographers avoid t$e1 i
on the #ttgr'0 3yp wboltQUuall
a ghastly stare, having a elok
thme point.trh th e ~l
sbeing o t or
te1y te -t&t63~