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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION, WINNSBORO S. , MAY 31, 1879.
WHEN ALL IS DONE.
The sun comes up and the sun goes down
And bHie day and the night are the same as
The year grows green and the year grows
And what In it all when all is done.
Grains of sombre or shining sand
Sliding into and out of the hand.
And men go down in ships to the seas,
And a hundred ships are the name as one;
And baokward and forward blows the breeze.
. And what is it all when all is done ?
A tide with never a shoro i sight
setting stead ly on toward the night.
The fisherman droppeth hit' net in the s' ream.
. Ani a hundred streats arb the sine aS on0;
Tihe maidou dreatnotti her love-lit dream,
Aid what is it all whon all is done
The fIsher's net*tle burden breaks.
And after the dreaming the dreamer awakes.
Mr. Paimleaf's Proposal.
White and glistening like a mannoth
bridal veil, the December sun lay over all
thip Now .lampshire hills; dark and teli
cate, like the tracery of lacework, the leaf
less woods held up their boughs against the
dazzing winter sky-and the Reverend
Peter Palinleaf studying over i embryo
sermon in his own especial Rsam1( tlun glanced
up where a blackbird was whitling in the
casement, and thought to himself what a
lovely world the Lord bad made.
When, all of a sudden, a shrill voice
ailed through the entry:
"Peter, the horse is ready."
"What horse?" asked the Rev. Mr.
"Our horse, to be sure.!" said Miss P'au
lina, his sister.
SWhat forV" demanded the parsou, star
Ing through his near-sighted spectacles it
* "1'o take you to Mr. Darrow's."
"Whiy, am I going to Mr. Darrow's?"
further questioned the mian of theology.
"Well, ' neverI" said Miss Paulina,
bouncing into the stu-1y, with a yellow
pocket handkerchief tied around her head
and hier sleeves rolled in a business-lite
fashIon up to her elbows. " Peter, you
-grow more moody and absent-minded every
day of your lifel IHave you forgotten our
discussiomn at the breakfast table? Wly,
you are going to Mr. Darrow's after a girl,
to be sure!"
''A-girl !" repeated the young minister;
dreamily, rubbing his forehead. "Oh, I
do recall sometuing of the conversation A'
"lYe," nodded the lady briskly. "Sihe's
going to leave Mr. )arrow's this morning,
hecause the family is so large and work so
heavy. She can't find that fault with our
establisliment, I guess. Ask her how much
wages she wants, and how old she is, and
ask her whether she has any followers-a
follower is the one thing I can't tolerate,
tell her-and be sure you bring her back
with her bundles; as I must have her or
some person to help me before cousin Phil
linda's folks come from the city.".
'' But suppose she won't conic!" salid the
young minister, dubiously, fitting on the
lingers of his gloves.
"''hien you must make her come," said
Miss Paulina, hurriedly retreating, to look
after a certain kettle, which was noisily
boiling over, at the back of the house.
And thus, charged with his mission, the
Reverend Peter Palhleaf got into the one
horse cutter and jingled merrily away.
Mr. Darrow's farmhonse nestled under a
hill, in the protecting ahadow of a cluster
of evergreens, with a green fence in front
of' it, a red barn at the rear, and a colony
of dovehouses at the sunny southern angle;
and Mr. Darrow himself, a ruddy-faced, ol
derly man with a fridge of white whiskers
around his chin, was shoveling away the
lpearly masses of sno0w ini front of his dloor.
"Eli " said Mr. D~arrow leaing on the
handle of Is spade, as the bells jingled up
in front ,of his gate, and theon stoppledi.
"How? Why, it's the mninisteri Good
morning, Mr. Palmleaf-good morning I
Tihiat there Sunday sermon o' yours was a~
masterpiece. Me anld Squire Sennex-"
"Yes," said Mr. Palmicaf, leisulrely
alighting, and tying the horse to the post.
"I have called on business this muorninlg."
For Mr. Paimleaf was emphuatically a
man of one idea, for thme time being, the
"hired girl" had chased all theology out of
"Ehil" said Mr. Darrow; "business?"
"l've have conme aifter a young womanti,"~
said the minlister.
Mr. Darrow dropped the spadle in tihe
Smiddle of the snow-drift.
"Do you mean Dolly?" lie said.
"If that's her name-yes, asserted lime
"You don't mcani that-it Is to 1)e an
engagementP" cried ,Mr. Dlarrow.
"Well, y'es-that is, if we suit each
other," said Mr. Palmleaf, mildly.1
"JerulsaelemI" said Mr. Dorrow, whlo hmad
always heard that Mr. Palmleaf, like most
men' of genins, *alg sai '1 Oecditrie," but
had dover realized it before. "Hae1 o
spoken to her?"laeel
"Certainly not I" answered Mr. Palm
leaf. "Of course I shouldn't think of such
a thing without seeing you first."
"Iery straighitforward'6f you, I'im sure,"
sai the farmer.. "But, of course, I cani
have no objection, if Doily hekself is suited.
Thloulgh,") atid lie smnote one redi mitted
hand upon his knee, "new I come to think
of it, you've.never seen Dolly."
"19 1" said .the minister serenely.
"But that-need mnake nuo (differencee."-~
"Jerusalem 1" -again uttered the farmer.
Jt wasn't the way I- used to look at things
when I was a young man.
"Tastes differ," said Mr. Palmleaf, a
little implatienit at this hongthenied discus
S"Oh, of course you can see her, " said
Afr. Darrow. "She's -in tihe dairy, skim
mning 'milk..,Dollyl D~oill" raising lia
voice to a wild b~ellowV.' "Ilere'W lihloRv
crn M.aimleaf,- wafita to: see yod I
TIhorp~' athe doo,'just to the loft, str.t ".
Andi, ~R in hiser-sighited way, the muinis
tet; sttayngl ,in9 .irrParrgw's *atlry,
whrlsy dheoke'd gr, wit1m, jet-iblack
hair, bjilI~el aa f(-d a lo'u,"olive-dark.
brow, aid eIs like pools of'eserry *mne,
. was skimming the-cream 'from multitudin
'tYdun 'womnanr"- said Mr. Palfileaf,
turiF a e azed.
Nle ) g.1~Q theiretfoo trt
24 othr st Za.%exlain' ' h Palm
Indeed, sir, I never thought of such a
thing!" said Dolly, all in a flurry.
"Hlow old are you?" questioned Mr.
''I am eighteen, " Said Dolly, in conifis
llave you any followers?"
'Sir?" fluttered Dolly.
"Beaux, I mean," elaborately explained
"Of course, I haven't," said Dolly, half
inclined to laugh, half to be angry.
"Then I think you'll suit me,' said Mr.
Palmleaf; "or rather my sister. Our fa
nily is not large; the work is light, and
Paulina is a most considerate mistress. Get
"My-what." said )olly in bewilder
" Your clothes. I am to take you back
with me Immediately,'" said Mr. Palhnheaf.
" Paulina except company. It is essential
that we obtain hell) at once."
Dolly Darrow looked up with cheeks
crimson like any rose, eyes full of deep
b)rown suarkles, and lips around which
danced a perfect galaxy of dimples.
W lit a minute please," she said.
"Certainly," said Mr. Palmleaf.
And lie sat down on a wooden stool in the
corner, and fell to meditating on the
"thirdly" of his uncompleted sermon,
while Dolly ped up stairs, three steps at a
"Father," cried sHil, flying into the pres
mnce of her parents, "tile minister has mis
taken me for Bridget!"
1 li?" said Mr. Darrow.
"You don't tell mie, sait Ars. )arrow.
"And lie wants to hire ile," said )olly,
ier eyea gleaming with fun. "And I'm
going. Quick-where's my hlamt, and
hlawl, and m1111illers?"
Airs. Darrow rose ill) in tile majesty of
ier black silk gown and gold watchelhain.
" l)orolhy Darrow, said shel, "you're
never goilg to hire as a servant?"
" Yes, I am, " said Dolly. " Its better
hlan private theatricals. le's so nice and
.bsent-minded, and Paulina is a jewelI
h do make haste or he'll he tired of wait
And Dolly succeeded in carrying her
point. fifteen 'muinutes later she had got
into thU cutter, withi a parcel, which Mr.
i'almleaf stowed snugly away under the
ieat, and the minister drove home with se
Miss Paulina was in the kitchen frying
ausages for dinner, when Dorotihy Darrow
walked in, with cheeks like carnations,
.tair blown all ver her face, and the bun
le under her an.
" Here I am, Miss Palleaf," said she.
"The hired li]., at your service. I"
Miss Paulina started.
"Why, It's Dorothy," said she. "And
[ sent Peter after-"
"Yes I know," said Dolly brightly.
"But. Bridget was gone, and lie mistook
ne for her, and lie has engaged mne to work
lore. And oil, Miss Paulina, please don't
indeceive him. Because I am a smart
ittle housekeeper, and I can help you just
is much as any Irish girl could. Just. give
ne a trial, that's all."
Miss Paulina had a shrewd appreciation
f joke; her hard features relaxed with a
Imille, ts she stood looking down at the rn
liant little burnette.
"Well," said she, "I don't mind if I
For one mondil othy Darrow ofliciat
!d as hired girl at the parsonage. Then
lhe lcale to the clergyman, one day:
"Mr. Palmleaf,". said she, "I ain going
o leave the placi "
Ir. Pahnleaf looked up1 imn amazement
"I hope, Dolly," sidd lie, "that neither
ny sister or I have unwittingly offended
"No!" said Dolly, patting her little foot
in the staring green' leaves in the study
.arpet, "bnt oh, Mr. Palmnleaf, I have done
vrong, and I earnestly beg your pardo'n!"
"1Dolly !" cried out the Reverenid Peter,
n mild surprise.
"Because you arc so goodl and( true,"
obbed the girl, "and( i alm not a hliredl girl,
md I onily came here for a joke, and I can't
ear to tiling Pml dle-de-dleceiving you 1"
And D~olly began t~o cry piteously, behind
he corner of her apron.
"You cameo here for a joke, elh?" saidl
"Y-yes, confessed D~olly, behind her
" Well the~n," said the nmiister, gently
lrawilng her towvard hin, "suppose you
Itay ini earnest?"
"Sir?" faltered Dolly.
"My (dear," said Mr. Pahleaf, "I have
00 used0( to you aroundl the h~ouse. I shlouldi
is you terrible if you should leave us.
D~o you thmnk I am too old to thlink of a
)loomning wife like you?"
"'Not a bit I" criedi Dolly indignasntly.
"D~o you like me a little bit?"
"A great deal," said Dolly, laughing andl
"Then you will stay with me-always?"
Anid D~olly promised that she would.
Eiverybody wondered how so bashful a
nan as the llev. Mr. Pahnsleaf ever muster
id courage for a proposal; but nobody
mew that an "engagement." begun for a
oke turnedl out sobler tarnlest.
Thoughts fronm the Frwoneh.
InI some people mounatams develop legs,
ni oth~er wings.
IHe who travels alone is dependent on
iobody and at the merey of everyb)ody.
Thlere is only one thing less endurable
han a fool's folly-to wit, a wIse man's.
It is a. little qlueer how giving- the law to
,he world in fashion consoles us for no
onger givIng it the law in anything else.
"Thle niost intolerable 6f traveled folk are
uhose who have come back from everyi~heire
without havings been any where.
Anm Englishmlan never travels withlout
lie fleld glass, .m German without Is spec
acles, or a Frenchlman without Is eye
ileal 'distinction is to be ob~tained not by
loing anything different from what your
seighlbor does5, but by doIng everything
Letter than lie dohs.
' ..Adver~seak Obeantq.
It has, beo'p s0 common to write the
bi'nmll'.* an, 0legant, -Interesting
tlpIQoknd. 4 04 r~NIato*ome adver
gasmwent that We avoid al Snch cheats
nxd sintply call &tteitop to 4 inmetts
ogg itrh paihqueaterms
jsimione trial, asan hon OfOho kno*~s
Uk6Niavaeillii evar uaa ahvt~nip etsa
Aneedotes of O'Connel.
lie was examining a witness, whosi
iebriety, at the time to which the evi
dence referred, it was essential to hii
client's case to prove. lie was a fellov
who may be described as "half foollsl
"Well, Darby, you told the truth t<
this gentleman ?"
"Yes, your honor, Counselor O'Con
"How do you know my name?"
"Ah, sure every one knows his oWL
"Well, you are a good-humored, hon,
est fellow. Now tell me Darby, dih
you take a drop of anything that day ?'
"Why, your honor, I took my shar4
of a pint of spirits."
"Your share of it I Now, by virtue
of your oath, was not your share all ol
It-all but the pewter ?"
"Why, then, dear knows, that's trw
for you, sir."
"The court was convulsed at botl
question and answer. It soon, step by
Step, camne out that the man was drunk,
and was not, therefore a competent wit.
ness. Thus O'Connell won the cast
for his client.
lere is another Instance of his read j
tact and Infinite resource in the defeis
of his client. In a trial at Cork for
murder, the principal witness swore
strongly against the pr'loner. He par
ticularly swore that a hat, found near
the place of the murder, belonged to th
prisoner, whose name was James.
"By the virtue of your oath, are yo
sure this is the same hat?"
"Did you examine it carefully before
you swore Il your information thve it
was the prisoner's?"
"Now let me see," said O'Connell, as
he took up the hat, and began to exam
fie it carefully in the inside. He then
spelled along the name of Jues, slow
ly, thus: "J-a m-c-s." "Now, do you
iean to say these letters were in tle
hat when you found it?"
"Did you see them there?"
"And it is the same hat?"
"Now, my lord," said O'Connell,
holding up the hat to the bench, "there
is an end of the case. There is ne
name whatever Inscribed In the hat?'
The result was an immediate acquit.
When I met Simpson one day after I
had been absent from the city for sev
eral months I noticed that lie had a de
pressed look and that he wore a wig.
I asked him the reason for assuming
the wig, b'it he said, "Never you
inid I" add appeared to want to avoid
the subject. When 1 reached my of
flee I asked lism ii, and I pressed him
to tell me what was the matter, Final
ly, he consented, and locking the door
and pulling down the window blind,
"You know old Partridge the phlre
."You know he has an awful pretty
daughter, Sally ?"
"Well, sir, I was in love with thai
girl, and I thought she loved me. And
so, one day, I called at Partridge's
p~lace to kind of soundl him to see if I
stood any chance. And tihe old man,
you know, hie was a little reserved, but
lhe told me that any man who wanmtedl
to get a favor from him could do so by
permitting him to shave off his halr
and map out his scalp. Said, you know
that lie wanted a living subject to lee
ture from Instead of a plaster bust."
"You refused, of course?''
"Well, you see, I was wild about hisi
daughter, se like an immortal idiot I
let him practice on ine. lie took oil
every h air clean, and then got r. stick ci
caustie aiid laid out my scalp in towni
lots, with a picture in each reservation,
eJust look at that! Isn't that infa
Simpson renmoved his wig. ils hiead
looked like a globular checker board,
with frescoes of the most amazing and
id ~eous characters 'daibed in to cluel
square. Ther'e was a pizi7e light in
pr1ogress upon hIs bump of combative.
ness; two black doves that looked li
buizzards were billinig upon his bumja
of amativenesst a grimy angel with
parasols for wings, stood on his vener
ation bump; and on his bump of philo-0
progenitiveness there was what up
pearedl to be a comic picture of~ "len
little Indians standing in a line."''
was lihe most startling spectacle I ee
beheld, andl I said( to Simpson
"Old fel'owv, Ipity y'ou! "
"P'ity mec IIlumuph I Why blame it
man, (10 you' know thamt those frescoes
will never comeC oflf? Carry them te
my grave, just as they are. And them
you know, Partridge wasni't satielied
with that, lIe saidi that my humpi o1
acquisitiveness was a great deal tot
small. And when I asked him wvhal
hie was going to dho about It, lie said 11
must be swveiled up someh~ow. lie said
if he ever had a ron-ln-law 1
must be a man whose .amnativeness wai
strong. So that fetched me and I tokt
him to go ahead. Ile first propose(
sawing out a squ:are Inch of my skul
and setting in a hump that would abou
pueeL his views ;.but I was a little shy
you know, and so he said he couki
either cup me like the man in Mar
ryat's novel, or else work me up somi
Qort of a lhydraulIo pressure, or sumetor
"Welb all I knowr is that I was kerj
in that office for four nights and thre
days wiLi a bucket on my head, pi
there to hold the machinery down ; an
that I was so delirious most of the tini
that he had to strap rmte to the bookcasi
When I came to, I found I had a bum
over my ear as large as a four-cent lot
of bread, and old Partridge you knoi'
was standing there exclaiming,"Sploi
did I Splendid I" and decorating
with a caricature in caustic of a mise
grasping a bag of gold I I'll kill thi
old idiot yet, if I get a chance !"
"You recovered though '"
- "Yes; and next 'day a artridge sat
he must have a cast of that noble buimt
at all hazards. Said he wtuted it t
use to illustrate his annual address b(
fore the Philosophical Society. S(
like the incredible ass that I am,
yielded. Ile put me down on the sof
plugged my nose with quills, and the
daubed some kind yor white mud ove
my face. I stood it patiently till thI
stuff hardened, and then the old mai
took the mould oil'. About an hou
later lie had a bust of iue, without hal
and with a bulge on one side that look
like a cancelope skewered on a water
melon. lie has it on his table now
with busts of murdurers, )irates, plek
pockets and paupers."
"You got his daughter, though ?"
"That's what i was coming to. Af
ter lie had finished the bust, I though
I'd done about enough, and so I asket
himl plumply if I could have her. An
do you know what the beastly o1
buccaneer said ? Actually rose up an'
said that Sally was engaged to younj
Jim Duncan, and the announcemen
would be made on Tuesday ! Laid in
right out I The girl had gone back oi
Me, fixir and square! And so here
am. I bought a wig and went off ti
hide my misery."
Then Simpson sald good morninj
and left. Lt struck me that his cas4
was rather hard, taking it altogether.
Georgia has a stringent pistol law
Tlie penalty is forfeiture of the pistol, I
ine of fifty dollars and,at the discretioi
of the court, imprisonment for thirt3
days. A short time after the law wen
into efleot, Judge Lester was holdinj
court In one of the mountain countle
of North Georgia, and, right in thi
midst of the trial of a cause, he asket
the attorneys to suspend a few mo
ments, and told the Sheriff to lock th4
court-house door and let no man pas
out without permission from him
Then said the Judge In his firm, deeld
ed way : "Gentlenqn, I saw a pistol oi
a man In this room a few moments ago
and I cannot reconcile it to my sense o
duty as a peace ofilcer to let such a vio
latlon of the law passed unnoticed. I
may be that it is my duty to go befor,
the grand jury and indict him, but I
that man will walk up to this stand an
lay his pistol and a fine of one dolla
down here. I will let him off this time
otherwise I will go before the gran<
jury and testify against him." .
The Judge paused, and an attornei
who was sitting down just before thi
stand go, up, slipped his hand in hi
hip pocket, drew out a neat Ivory-han
died Smith & Wesson six shooter, an<
laid it and a dollar down before the
Judge, as all right," remarked the
Jug,"but you are not the man I say
with the pistol."
At this another attorney, sitting im
mediately in fronlt of the Judge, got ul
and drawing out a small Colt's revolver
laid it and a dollar bill upon the stand
"This is right again," said the Judge
"but you are not the man, I speak of.
Thereupon, a large man, just outsida
of the bar, walked around, ran his han<
in his borom, and drawing out a hug<
old army pistol, laid it and a dollar oi
"1 declare," exelaimed the Judge
"if this don't beat all; you have donl
right, my friend, but you are not thi
man that 1 saw with the pistol."
This process went on until nlineteei
pistols una nineteen dollars were lyin,
on the Judge's stand. Then there wa
a l'ause, anid it appeared as if the crow
wvas pretty well disarmed; at least, I
there were any more pistols in th
house their owners did not seem dit
poscd to give them up.
"Gentlemen," resumed the Judge
''here are nineteen persons who havy
acted like men In thIs business, but tha
man that I saw with the p~istoI has no
come up yet, and now," continued he
puliing out hisa watch and looking to
wvard the far side of the court-house
"I will give him one minute to acepj
my proposition, and if lie does not do I
in that timie, I will point him out to th'
Sheriff and .order hilm to be takena nt
immediately two men from the bacl
part of the house began to move toward
the Judge's standl. Once they stoppe<
and looked at each other, and thon
comning slowly for ward, laid down them
pistois andl .their dollars, As the,
turned, to leave, the Judge said : "Thi
mail with the black whiskers is the on
that I saw with the pistol."
Then Judge Lester gave a short -lee
ture upon tihe cowardly, foolish an
wicked habit of carrying concealo
weapons, and assured his audience tipa
In l uture the law would be strictly en
forced. The Court proceeded with it
regular business, and ft is needless
add that in that county the habit c
carrying pistols was broken up.
Speak the truth ; yld not to anger
iv hen ased of the itttle thou hmaBt
ths hresteps thou shgR1-gue
43 A fire Inj Ohina.
it A person w ho was present at tihe late
(I tire in liong Kong, China, says: "I
e trust never to mee such a sight again.
3. Tihe long road shaded with trees load
Jp lug from our part of the town to the
if populous part, was alive with Chinese
r, carrying their goods, women huddled
- together over beds, baskets, stools,
it clothes, crockery-anything and every
r thing I the way of personal goods.
it Small-footed women totteredl along,
held up by their children ; while others
bore some good bit of bronze or some
d family treasure. Several sewing ma
p chines lay oi tie road, and I met a su
0 perb Amerlean plano carried along.
Sick people borne past in blankets tld
0, us that the hospital was on fire. Still
I we made our way to the front, through
a the smoke, up a street of small houses,
n mostly those of small P-irsee merchants
r 'Who were huddling out bales of cotton,
D silks, embroiderles, framied pictures,
a etc., while so great was the -mass of
r broken looking glasses that walking
r became difflcnit. At last we reached
s the cordoln of soldiers . and beyond it a
- blazing mass was all that remained of
the clvil hospital and eight other large
- houses. The governor and general
stood there; and C'iq governor samid to
me, "1 had to blow it up to save the I
- Jail;" and then lie whispered, "God 1
C knows what we may have to do; there I
I are nearly one thousand prisoners."
I Now camie theshrill blast of thie bugle H
I "Stand oack all.'' Out caIne from the
I smoke the englueer ofleers-, having Just j
K laid the charges to blow up the rear of '
t the hospital, which adjoined the Jail- s
yard. Another explosion of bricks,
blazing bits of rafter, a shower of'
sparks and blinding smoke and a gor
a geous cloud of colored flame showed
the drugs stored In tihe hospital were I
alight. Thei came a commotion which
I did not ituderstand. Soldfere marched I
up, fresh cries were raIsed, and a strati- t
ger coming up said, "You had better
stand up on the rise of tie hill, for they
are about to bring out the prisoners,'
It was like Chei riot sceine in "Barnaby
t Rudge." I could hear the order "fix
i bayonets,'' and then down through the
crowd and dust tramped tihe soldiers,
t with about one luindred hancuffed crea
tures in their midst. When X atnd I
B returned we followed the governor
through the back entrance in tihe Jail,
Ipassing through the central police stam
tion, where the Inspectors who aire
) married imen, have large quarters.
S Here English furniture, books, orna
ments, dresses lay about drenched with
- water. Time governor of the jail told I
told mne that the jail was saved by the
blowing up of Cite civil hospital, but
f that the danger tiien was from tihe po- C
- lice station stables. Very soon they 1
t were gallantly broken open, principally i
D by sailors, atid huge 1)10s of Iay
f handed from man to man and thrown <
I down tihe steep streets; and that night '
r many homeless Chinese were cuddled f
under the hay. Now the block of build:
I ings in front of time Oriental batik was
to be blowni up. I hastened thither,
i through a never-ending scene of dis
a tC ess, to find tihe bank hung over with
B the handsome oarpets soaked with wa- c
- ter. Within doors pa.,er were being
packed in safes, bank notes. In fire- a
a proof boxes, and1( so sent down to Cue I
harbor escorted by soldiers andl placed<
a in steam launtchies. I watchedi Che
r blowimng up of Ross' tailoring establish- a
ment, a fine block of buildings. Sev.-t
- eral fifty-pound charges of powder 4
were laid, the bugle sounded again amid
,Ross' ceased to exist. This however
.saved our enid of the townm. Words <
,cannot tell the scene in Queen's road,
*one of the sights of Chie city, for here
s are (or rather wvere) tihe curiosity or 4
I bird shops. The place was deeply lit- I
a tered with brokenm glass and1( shattered
Svases, burning slhke and ganzes, smas~h- I
ed ivories, lovely lacquer cablinets in
Sfragments. 1 tumbled over a lot of I
a hares, ducks, geese, p~heaisants, etc.,
a the whole of a poulterer's stock. The
fire brigade, mostly volunteers, were
I still working, looking thoroughly e.x
C hatusted. Before one shtop anm 'rish lad
5 declared lie could inot let time birds be I
I burned alive; and though lhe was
f walrnled that a fIfty-pound charge was
e in time house, heo dashed ini, broke open i
-time bird cages with his axe, and~ a flock
of little canaries was all over Queen's
road in less than five iminumtes. By six 1
o'clock in thme evenimig all wams over,
simouldering rulins 'mmd faling walls
,On the 14Ith of September, 1828, there
- mnighmt have been seen two travelers mraking
their way oii foot across the hill-country to
t the east of Macquarie IHarbor, Vain Die
t men's Land. Of all parties consisting of
two persons movig at time samie time, upon
Chic earth's surface, or at sea, we may safely 1
Saffirm Clhat thmere was none placed in such,
strange circumstances as were time men we
'write of. Others, like themnselves, might I
1have been escaped crhmininals, dIreadinig lest I
thmey should be pursued, and broughmt back'
,to chains and labor; others, like themselves, 1
r mighmt haye been suffering time acutest pamgs
of hiunger, not to be alpeased by grass anid
s nettle-tops, boiled in a tin p~ot, whmieh was
all Chic food they could procure; but oven
a therr their circumstances would have beenm
commonplace, compared to the position of
-the two men in question. By reason of
famtmness anid the diffiulties of time way,
i their progress was, very tardy ; yet slowly
as thme leadher advance, who carrieb an axe
(or thby would never have made their way
at all) the other man kept well ibm thme rea
afor lie was afraid of being killed and eaten.
A few weeks back, these men, who were
'fcall CGrenhill and Pierce, liad thi e m, m
panions---Traverse, Badnianm and tathe~s
-who had fled wlthk them frois- 049al
eglo in hopeto nak hIir
r They woere sopni |afoe e ~ ~r
of zgani but statI~ *~ t ~
certain step, gradually overtook thein
They had drawn lots which of the 1iv4
should (ie, and the fatal slip had fallen t<
Badman. They then drew lots whicl
should kill him, which fell to Traverse
who put him to death while the others col
lected wood for the fire. This dreadfu
provision lasted thein some days, and thei
it became Y a thews' "turn to die." "B'
the thne he was all eaten," says Pierce, fo:
we have his own confession, "Travers
through fatigue fell lame in his knees-s<
much so that he could not proceed; Green
lilll proposed that I should kill him, whicl
I agreed to." But now even this supplj
was exhausted, and the two men were alon
i the wilderness, each pretending friend
;hipl), yet each seeking the other's life, Ih
>rder that lie might prolong his own,
Neither of then dared to sleep. The strug
gle resolved Itself Into which could hold oul
,he longer against the overpowering desirt
tor repose ; and Greenhill's constitutlot
wvas the first to give way. Pierce snatchet
its axe and slew him, and with recruite(
itrength, and carrying his ghastly victuali
-vith hin, nade his way to a bumian habl.
Convict to begin with, it is probable tha
his ian had but little sensibility of an3
lort, but the rapidity with which lie becani
lemoralized was frightful. Having beer
eiitted to the penal colony, he again niad(
its escapE from it in company with otil
lhomas Cox. This nan had very eagerly
)ressed the attempt, although Pierce fron1
xperlence knew something of its uttei
oleessness. "I had irons on at the time,
ut Cox knocked them off for mue with the
xe. We came to King's river, which Cox
aidi he could not swim. I :emarked, tha
ad I known that, he should iWver have
een my companion. The arrangement
or crossing the river created words, and I
lied Cox with the axe, and ate part of
ihn." They had been in straits for provi
tons, but there seems really to have beeti
o necessity for such diet.. Had not Pierec
ire idy partaken of title food four times,
ic would certainly not have touched It ;
my, lie even appears to have b en actuated
>y the very feeling that prompts the savage;
ie de. -ed the flesh of his eneny.
After a day of lone wandering and priva
Ion, lerce's heart failed hin, and lie de
ermined to go back, and give himself up.
'1 threw most of the flesh away ; but some
carried in my pocket to show the com
nandant, that Cox was dead." One of the
vardens at Macquaric Ilarbor, therefre,
pon perceiving a signal-fire in the direction
if King's Itiver-which was a commnion en
ogh sign of somie escaped convict getting
ired of his freedom-took boat thither, and
ound out the Anthropophagite. Having
onfessed that he had killed Cox, Alexander
'ierce was executed, June'21, 1832.
The Quaker's Eggs..
A Quaker grocer in a country village
Pecame notorious for selling eggs.
he village gossips were ready to tes
,ify that he bought large and fine-look
ng eggs, and where he could find so
naiy small-sized eggs as he daily sent
ut to customers was a mystery they
ould m.t fathom. There were two
nysterlous looking holes in his counter
bout the size of an egg, and curiosity
vas excited to the hIghest pitch to as
ortaln what use they wore put to.
Lhe only answer anybody could get
rom the old man, when questioned
oncerning the use of these holes, was:
'My friend, If I tell thee the truth, It
vould not benellt me nor thee, and I
Ion't wish to tell a falsehood. It Is a
>ity lying is a sin, for It comes inl so
iaay in trade."
At last, It was resolved by some of the
pinsters to watch his actions through
he cracks of the shutters after lhe hind
losedhis shop for the night, and thus
indeavor to fiud out their use. This
esolutlont was put into exocutioni and
he ladles caught the *grocer passing
ggs through the holes by the light of
penny dip. All those that passed
brough the smaller hole he placed in
tie basket; and those that passed
brough the larger onie lhe put in anoth
r, andl all that would not pass through
lmher lie placed in a tin pn' and took
hem to his own house.
On his way thither, lhe heard the rust
ing of the women's dresses, and he saw
hint lhe was caught; so he called them
o htim, and In the blatndest manner,
"Sisters, ye have giyen yturselves
niuch trouble to appease thy curiosity,
ad I wIll therefore explain all to ye.
(o see, I sort may eggs Iuto three sizes
my means of these holes. T'he largest
use in my own fuamily; the next size
eli a half-penny cheaper on a dozen
han any of my neighbors, for cash;
hte smallest I send to those who will
muy no other way than on credit."
Tihe ladies were satIsfied with the
esson in trade, and spread the news
At the cIty of Medina, in Italy, and
bbout four miles around it, wheniover
lie earth Is dug, and the workmen
rrlve at a distance of sIxty-three feet
hey come to a bed of chalk, whicho they
lore wi th an augur, five feet deep.
L'hey then withdraw from the pit be
'ore the augur is removed, and uponm
ts .extraction the water bursts up
hrough the aperture with great vi,
ence, and quickly fills the newly made
veil, which continues futll anid' is af..
ected nethier by rains nor drought.
lut wvhat is the most remarkable in this
uperation Is the layers of ,earth, as 'we
escend. At the depth of fourteen
eot are found the rumas of an anoierit
ilty-paved streets1 botsses, floor. ; and
ifforent pIeces of afiation work. , ndh
his Is found soft, 00sy oartht, made
p of vgtbes; St twenty-si2 feot,
arge - trees4 :with the walnts stll
tioking to thme stemr and the leayes.aM
tranches inA ~rtt ~(ate Ut pt. ar
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
Be not proud of wealth, nor complain
le who does not soar high, will stf
fer less by a fall.
The torment of envy is like a grain of
k sanid In the eye.
Envy not those who have, nor des
pise those who have not.
The e ror of a moment becoutes the
sorrow of a whole life.
The more talents are exercised, the
more they will be developed.
Mind your tongue I Don't let it speak
hasty, cruel, or wicked words.
Never exhibit anger, impatience or
excitement when an ageident occurs.
The integrity of men is to be measur
ed by their couduct, not by their pro
Never enter a room nolilly; never
tfall to close the door after you, and
never slam it. .
Unhappy is the man for whom hi.i
(wn mother has made other mother.
All that-ls wise has been theught al
ready ; we imist try, however, to think
The gem cannot be polished without
frition, nor ma-i perfected without
The man who combats himself, will
be happier than lie who contends with
Never exhibit too much familliarity
with the now acquaintance; you may
Men show their character in nothing
more clearly thia by what they tl.ink
Expression is of more consequoec
than shape-it will light up features
All virtue lies in a power of denying
our own desires when reason does not
The mind hath reason to reiem
ber that passions ought to be her vas
sals, not her madters.
Never faill to onrer the easiest and best
seat in the room to an lavalid, or elder
ly person or a lady.
Generalizations and great selt-conctit
are always preparing the most lament
Never neglect to perform thp com
mission wlhith the friend entrusted t.
you. You must not forget.
Ordinary apprehension, or a corrcet
view of human affairs, is the gencial
heirloom of common sense.
People do not reflect that they may
soon die. If they did their quarrel 4
would quickly terminate.
At present let us remove what is bad;
which mustalways be done before good
of any kind cau spring up.
Persevering mediocrity is much more
respectable, and of unspeakbly more
use than talented inconstancy.
In everything the consent of all na
tions is to be accounted the law of na
ture, and to resist it Is to resist the law
Let every mail sweep the snow from
before hI s own doors, and not busy lin
self about the frost on his neighbor's
Who will feel the tenderest participa
tion in joy let him not look at pappy
children, but atthe parents who rejoice
to see themii happy.
Though the life of a man falls short
of a hundred years, ie gives himself as
much pain and anxiety aai lie were to
live a thousand.
True friendship Is a plant of slow
growth, and must undergo and with
stand many shocks of adversity before
it is en'itled to the appellation.
A man to be a success'must not be a
pure idealism, but he must have ideas.
lHe does not want to be sun-dazzled or
sun-blind, but he must keep hirm from
knooking himself against the wail..
The glospised of some people are the
looked-up to of others. Were It not so,
the little ones of the earth would not
be able to hold up their heads under the
contumely of the great ones.
'The wise main makes equity and jus
tice the basis of all his conduct, the
right forms the rule of . his behavior,
deference and modesty mark his exter
ior, sincerity and fidelity serve him for
Witty sayings are as easily lost as the
pearls 8allpplng off'a brokeni spring; but
a word of kind ness is seldomi spoken in
vain. It is a seed wvhiich, even when
dropped by chance, springs up a flower.
All the paths of knowledge are con
neoted. They all run into eachr
T1hey are all one. There is nu4~
the things we mtjat learrl, In o~4l to
have what may be called knowl tge of
any one thing. .
If you would be exempt froma uneasi
ness, do nothing whioh~ you. know or
sispect is wrong; and .if you wish to
ci joy the present pleasure, always do
everything in your power whieh yo't
know to be right.
Some unknown philosopher obaerves :
"A little girl who can put oni a squnare
patch inay noli be so accomplisheud as
one who can work a green worsted1
on a yellow ground,a bht she is of fa,
more value in the communityA"
The great highi road-of hPqitah woe'
tare lies along the old highway of'stead
fast well-doing, and thaey Who re the
most persIstent and Workis e trest
spirit will Invariably be th6 mo siue
cessful; success itreads on tihe heels' of
every right effort. *,~,
The only certain test by whleh we
can gecertain the sinoef1t .0 r re
gard for our rlis the liawith
whidh we reed 'l~h~e~d their
happiness, and aa e.d~~int, the
more especially wi on v #Ainehs rats.
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