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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., JUNE 5, 1879. VOL. IV.-NO. 2
Wo rodo into the wooded way;
Below us wide the shado V lay
Wo rodo, and meet the kneeling day;
We said, "It is too late."
"The sun has dropped Into the west;
The mountain holds him to her breast
She holds -and hushes him to rest,
For us it is too lato.
''To see the leaf ta' o fire now,
To see, and thon to wonder how
'T'ho glory pauses on the bough,
While panting grass-tops wait."
When, lo I the miracol came ou,
A roadoido turn -a moment gone
And far the sun low lying shono
Tho forest ktood in state.
Transfigured spr ad the silent apace,
The glamoar leaped about the pl'aoe,
And touched us, swept from face t. face.
We or;od, "Not yet too lato I"
But one, who nearer drew than all,
Leaned low and whispered : "Suns may fall
Or flash ; dear heart ! I speak and call
Your soul unto its fato.
"Tread bravaly down lifo's evening slope;
Before the night comes do not grope !
Forever shines some small, sweet hope,
And God is not too late."
Mr. Delmayne's Ward.
"Something must be done," said Mrs.
Charles Dehnayne, decisively, "'that girl is
getting more reckless every day."
"What can be done ?" asked Mr. Richard
)clnayne, looking helplessly at his sister
in-law ; "we cannot shut her tip in a con
'No, but we can find her # husband and
get her settled."
"But she Is so young."
'"Site will be nineteen in May, and I mar
ried at that age. It is a great pity that you
were obliged to receive her into your house
hold, Richard. Guardianship over a girl
like I)orothea, was a great responsibility
for a bachelor to assume."
"I suppose so," was the reply, "but I
could not refuse the dying request of a
"At first, I entertained hopes that she
would improve by remaining with us," said
MNrs. Delmayne, plaintively, "but she is
wilder than ever. I am keptin a perpetual
state of nervous excitement, for I never
know what madcap pranks she will play
next. I thought it (isgraceful enough
when she donned a suit of Dick's clothes
and went out on the night of the skating
party, but this last Is still worse, if possi
Mrzs. Delntyne folded her plumip white
hands and settled herself comfortably In a
hItxurious easy chair, and prepared to enjoy
her favorite pastime, which consisted of
retailing Dorothea's misdemeanors.
"You know Squire Ponsonby has been
looking for a wife for a year or two-now
lie is quite wealthy, is respectibly connect
e(l, and would be a very suitable match for
or"uire Ponsonby I" gasped Richlird, in
amazement, "he is old enough to be her
grandfather, and has a married daughter
who must be considerably older than Dot."
"Well, Dora needs a husband who is
steady and sober-minded, she is so flighty
herself. Besides, he looks fully ten years
younger than his real age. In my opinion
it would be a very suitable match. But it
is all over now," she added, with a sigh,
"he will never enter this house again."
In answer to Richard's look of inquiry
Mrs. Delmayne continued
"I invited Mr. Ponsonby to tea last even
ing-I had niy household duties to attend
to after tea was over, so I left Dorothea to
entertain him. She .must have neglected
him shaniefully, for the poor man fell
asleep, and the little huzzy seized the op
portunity to play one of her practical jokes.
She actually had the audacity to remove
his wig and substitute an old1 red one that
she found among the rubbish in the garret.
'The poor man (lid not discover the trick
until lhe beceme the laughing-stock of the
village. ,Dick happened to ,hear ot it this
morning, and I thought you ought to be
Iod about it."
"hla, ha, Iha I" laughed Richard. "I
can imagine howv ridiculous lie must have
looked, strutting along in lis pompous
"I am certainly astonished at you, Rich
ard," said Mrs. Delmayne, severely. "I
ho~pe you don't uphold the girl- In her dis
gracefuli conduct ?"
"I ahiall of course reprove her," lie re
plied. "Dot will improve as she grows
older, I have no doubt ; she IA merry a~nd
thoughtless now, but I think she wvill de
velop into it splendid wvoman.",
Mi-s. Denifnp east tin iuneasy . lok at
her brothei'-in-law's face, 'as She left the
room. She had, a reason for wj hing 1ot
disp~osed of ;she feard that Iliel a dinlit
fall in love wvith his iAkenating 'wafl, had
that wouild nove- do, 'for if he were to
marry' it wonld dash Mrid.: Delmdyne's
hopes to the ground. She had determined
* that her son -IDick, his- uncle's namesake,
should be hin 'hirA' esIdes, her brother
ia-law's elegant residence made a very
comfortable hoe/for~merself apd fatherless
boy, ahmd inaddniJ had nd intention'of l'osing
it, hence she made the most of Dot's mis:.
-Just as inadame's silken skirts rustled uip
statirs,, tha hall !door flow open and light
footsteps dlanced-along the passage.
"Dot I DQt I"- ealled Mr. D~elmnayno.
T.fhe appellation exactlysuited the young
girl who entered. -A dainty form,' a dark,
- piquant face lighted up with a yditof black
eyde, which sparkled With misohfef.
-"Well, rl. Delm'ay~ I" she adtid, with 6
ay smflo which t-e dated salmpld in
eelch soft ink cheek,4 'what is It, a lec;
- Yesr .~tIraly utlecture yotr.
Your conduct to Mr. .Ponsonby was very
"I can't help It, sir ; I hats old .Ponsont
by I 'and I Min confldentthet Mrs. Delmayue
- Invited him here (6'wmake 'love t4 me; 'so I
resloledd' to fri~Atrate her' kiad - initentions.
She loft- ni& to''ehttertir" liim when I wds
suffering to fluiishi a boiok; I gave him the
late-magazines and hoped he would ainuse
hinasef ; but no, he. wanted to play crib
bage .~ I hate .thme game, and told him.'I
never' played except for mobey.": -- . #1b
"Why- Dot I".''.: '
"Well I'wamted to' him.ud Iiad
the satid i' f'sei 1ihn lobkdhorifed.
H le ased fd' wbne mrai o soon a%' heere
covered his breath; and 1 Weptl to tl1,4Ii
aidbbgamTo twmke116tho dohf6ed iUI
whiQhI supp4eodint'uIt his lm'a"
for I was soon startled by a snore-he had
gone to slee), his head hanging over the
chair, his wig awry, and his mouth wide
open. Now, you must admit that the temp
tation was strong, and you know I am no
'No," lie assented.
"Well," continued Dora, "a happy
thought came to me, and I ran upstairs and
got an old red wig that Dick used to wear
when he belonged to the dramatic club,
and having removed the squire's nicely
dressed black wig, and substituted the red
one, 1 had to stuff my handkerchief into
my mouth to keep from laughing ; you can't
imagine how comical lie looked. Well, I
waited for him to finish his nap until I was
tired, and then I went to the piiio and gave
an awful thump with both hands. Ile gave
a sudden start and straightened up ; I grave
ly inquired how lie liked the piece. 'Char
ming I' lie said. Ie looked at the clock,
saying lie had passed a delightful evening
in my very pleaisant company, but must
tear himself away. If you could have seen
those fierce red locks around that sanctimo
nious face, you would have enjoyed the
joke is well its I did."
"IDot," said Ir Delmayne, looked grave
ly at his mischievous ward, "I don't know
what to do with you ; I believe I must find
some one to take the responsibility off my
hands. Mrs. Delmayne thinks you are old
enough to marry, and-"
'The old cat I" interrupted Dot.
"lDora," said her guardian, "you must
not apply such a disrespect ful epithet to my
sister-in-law. I cannot allow it."
"Did I apply it to your sister-in-law ?"
"I was speaking of her."
"And I spoke of an old cat."
11er guardian adroitly converted a smile
into a yawn.
I"Yes," he conlitihued, '"I must find a nice
young husband for you."
"I don't want hilm very young."
'"Oh, I don't object to Squire Ponsonby's
age at all, if you don't."
"'Ponsonhy again I"
"Who then ?"
"My dancing-master. lie is Frcnci, has
lovely teeth and eyes, and I think lie is fond
of mne," she said, demurely, "because lie
presses my hand, and sighs, o, so sadly I"
"The jackanapes I lie slall not darken
these (10018 again I"
"Then, there's Whitney's hea1d clerk. I
am sure he admires me."
'A clerk I" disdainfully.
"Well, there's the German music-teacher
at the senhiary, lie Is a jolly old bear "
"IDot " sternly.
"I beg your pardon ; lie is good enough,
but I am afraid I am not good enough to
become a step-mother to his five children."
"Decidedly not," lie acquiesced, with a
"Then, " said Dot, with a despairing look
on her saucy face, "II will not have old Pon
sonby, and there is nobody left but-you."
Then, suddenly realizing the enormity of
her heedless speech, she darted from the
'Nobody left but me," lie mused. "I
wonder I never thought of that. I believe
I am rather fond of the little monkey, after
all. How desolate the house vould be
wNitnout her 1 Not quite nineteen-j ust half
my age; I fear I am too old, but since she
has put the idea into my head, I think I'll
try my fate."
The tea bell aroused Mr. Delmayne from
his reflections. I must mention this sub
ject to IIelen, when I have time," lie said.
"Marry that forward little chit!" cried
madame, in dismay, as Richard thus ruth
lessly destroyed her air-castle. "Richard,
you must be mad I A man of your age to
think of marrying when lie has such a coim
fortable ionic, amid-all his wants attended
to. Should you take such a step, Richard,
I am sure you will regret it. You will find
a great difference with a careless, ignorant
child at the head of the house-hold, for I
shall not remain to be domineered over by a
saucy, independent girl."
Dot stoodl by the window in the deepen
ing twilight, awaiting her guardian, who
hadt been absent several days on business.
Suddenly she was aroused from a deep
reverie by a wel-knowvn footstep, and she
ran eagerly to the door to meet hiim.
"Well, little girl, what have youbeen do
ing during my absence ?" lhe asked, as he
seated himself before a g!owing grate aind
warmed his chilly fingers.
"Oh, clear I" cried D~ot, "'I have been
shockingly bad. I can't remember one
half tihe wickedness I have committed. You
must apply to madame for details. But to
business. Did you find a husband for mce?"
"Yes," ansivered her guardian, complos
edly, "but whlether you wvill be suited re
mains to be scen."
"I suppose I shall be compelled to marry
1hn whether I an suited or not, " replied
"Not by ainy means," answered Mr. Del..
naayne, gravely, ~
"Oh, ithat is very commonplace. You
ar9 Mot. at. allbliko tile..cruel guardiains in
books, who compel thleir wretched wards to
marry the lpon'tbeyiselect for themy I am
quite disappointed."t ' -
"Oh, very wvell," said he, "if you wish
me to assume the role of a tyrant, I will do
so with pleasure. Tihe person I hiavo chosen
will, I am sure, try te make you happy;
but remember,.there is no appeal from my
"It le;really going to be romantic after
all1I" cried Dot, elapping her hands. "When
is my fate to be presented to me? If lie
had only sent lis photograph my happiness
wvould be complete."
"I believe I have it,", arid Mr. Declmayne,
coolly producing his pocket-book.. -
Dot, becoming rather quiet, as hie carried
on thie farce without a smIle, hleld out her
hand for the carte-de-visite, aind beheld his
own handsomie face thereon.
"Welt P" lie said, drawing her to lisa side,
and trying to look into her, downcast 'eyes.
Dot hlid her )ilning head' for -a momenlt
on hlia Shoulde ,' then, lobking up with a
cernunggeolet, she said, frankly :
"I have no wishl to appeal."
It has~bgeomeM plnon to write the
beginnitng of an elegant, interesting
article and thea run It into somxeadver
tisement that we avoid all such oheats
and siplyleall'atteuitioni to the merits
of Hop Bitters In as plaIn honest terms,
as possible, to tndmoes peoplK' td gifo
tlam onle trial, as no osne *eh' kioirs
th1ii1'Val e.ewsr esa use afinng etse.
/1LMThe maple. sugar garvest in New
~a Mile the present beasbn is vle
"Ilaven't you got sonretiiing rather
"There is something I like in that.
"To be sure. The samte as I saw.
How ugly !"
"Why iII the naie of goodness don't
you get new styles?"
V halt at poor- selecLion I"
-'R1ubber buttons, girl! You are
"Oh I I did see this style?"
"Ilow Inucht for this style?"
"AhIt, yes! I remember you did say
$1 a dozenl ?"
"I wlant them for a gros-grain street
"That is somith'ig like it. A leetle
too large, though."
"Alh did I ? So I did."
The saleslady againit seals over to the
fat customer, who says sie thinks she
will wait until she flids out wheth
er she will require a dozen or eighteen.
Customer No. 2, with a tinge of as
perity in her voice, I enarks to the sales
wontant, who has returned :
"'Show ite those in that liupper box ?"
"Is that really the style I detested ?'
"So it is."
"O(i my I"'
"How much better they look iII the
"1)on't thbey !"
Once more she clawed over the entire
stock, remarked that New York was
the only place to buy buttons, and said
it wias no matter, as she only wanted
six, and flounced ot.
A Delayed Feast.
After Bijah had told hin to make
himself at home, and after he had leit
a pound of mud on the new oak and
green carpet, he began :
"I didn't have a thing to eat all day
yesterday, while everybody else had
turkey, chicken and goose."
"Do you toll or spin-have you a
habitation ?" queried the Janitor.
"I'm looking for at place in a bank,
and I'm half starved," answered the
"Well, you ought to have had a din
tier," observed BrjAih, its he unlooked
the cupboard. "UIere is part of my
feast, and I shall cheerfully set it before
1ie placed before the man a plate of
cold turnip and a slice of breakfast ba
con well done, and told him to draw
right up aind satIsfy his hunger.
"Do you take me for a lank-sided
hyena?" Indignantly demanded the
man as lie waved the Naxuries away.
"I'm hArd '-- '.aSh and my
are old, but when I comse down to biled
turnip and lean pork, I want to be con
sidered a jackal I"
"Isn't what I eat good enough for
you "' shouted Bijah, as his ears ro
For answer the man reached out his
black paw and brought it down "slap"
on the little mound of turnip, causing
the provisions to jump clear off the
plate. What followed no human being
will ever know. The next scene opened
with the man licking the plate in the
humblest manner, having previously
bolted down both turnip and bacon.
"I'm a good mind to make you eat
that India-rubber eat!" growled Bijah
as lte put up the plate.
"Don't sir-please let me git out of
this?" stammered tihe terror-strieken
'The idea of you finding fault with
such a dinner as that! Why, you'd
growvl about mince pie, unless both
crusts were dweetenaed with whilte sugar
worth 'loven centts a pound!1 When I
htad you doubled up under the table
there, I was a good muind to break your
"1 ama glad you dlidn't," sighed the
fellow ; an d there being no reason for
lontger detaiinig htim Ite was allowed
A Lawvyer Htundozed.
A lawyer had a wase ont his docket, in
wichl, among other shitngs, he wish
edl to prove that his elietnt had no mon
ey, and to thtat ettd Ite cross-questiotned
one of the opponent's witnesses as fol
"You asked my client for money,
did you not?"
"Atnswer promptly, sir. Let uts have
nto hteaittalon. You asked him for
mfoney-n~ow what was his answer ?"
"I don't know as I can tell."
"Buit surely you rememtber."
"Thten out with it. Whtat was htis an
"I'd rather niot tell."
"Ho I ho!i You are on that tack are
you? You wvon't tell ?"
"I should rathter tnot, sir."
"But I shoutld rather you woul I So,
sir, if you do not answer my questions
promptly and truthfully I'l1 call upon
the court to commit you for coni tempt."
"Well, if 1 must tell tales out of
school here you have it. I asked him
yesterday if hte couldn't lend me half a
dollar, and Ihe told me he could not."
"And you believed htim, did you
"Yes, sir ; for Iho said you had rob
bed htim. of every cent of his ready
rponey, and if Ito didn't get out of your
htands pretty soon his wife and little
ones would come to"
"That will do sir. You can stop
down off the stand."
-The hog packing indtistry of Chi
cago has doubled sinbb 1878.
-Ca~iforntia htas 250,000 inhabitants,
and taikW nf ha%ing more.
How Mildness Subdues.
Toin's sister Nell was ipretty, and a year
older than Tomio, waited to show her autlor
ity over him. Tom was rough and awk
war(l, and just at the age when a boy re
senits all meddling with his 'rights.' lie
would put, his hands inl his pockets, his
chair on Nell's dress, and his feet on the
Nwindow-sill. Of course they often quar
"For )ity's sake, Tom, do take your
liands out of your pockets I" Nell would
say, in ler most vexing ianner.
'What are pockets for, I'd like to know,
if not to put one's hand in ?" and Tom1
Would whistle and march off.
"Toi, I don't believe you've combed
your hair for a week."
"Well, what's the use ? It would be ill
roughed up in less than an hour."
"I do wish, Tom, you would take your
great boots off the window sill !"
"Oh, doii't bother me, I'm reading."
Tom would say ; and the boots refused to
stir an inch, which of course, was very
naughty. And so it would go from morn
ing till night.
B3ut little sister Bess had a somewhat dif
ferent. wafly with stubborn Tom. Bess
seemed to understand that coaxing was
better than driving ; and sometimes, when
lie sat with both hands )plunged in his
pockets, Bess, with a book or picture,
would nestle down beside himl), and almost
before he knew it, one hand would be pat
ting her curls, while the other turned the
leaves or held the pictures. If she chanced
to see his feet on the window-sill, she would
say, ".Just try my ottoman, Tom, dear, and
see how comfortable it is to the feet ;" and
though Tom occasionally growled in a good
vatured way about it. being too low, the
hoots always came down to its level. When
ever his hair looked very rough, she would
steal behind him and smooth it out in a way
Tom liked so well that it was a temptation
to let it go rough, just for the pleasure of
having her comb it. Yet for the next three
days, at least, he would take special pains
to keel) every hair in its place, siil)ly to
please little Bess.
As they grew older, Bess, ini the same
quiet, loving way, helped him to grow wise
and manly. If she had an interesting book,
she always wanted Tom to enjoy it with
her; if she wats going to call on any of her
young friends, Tom was always invited to
go with her.
"I can't understand," said lady Nell,
'why you should always want that boy for
ever at your elbow I lie's rough and awk
ward as a bear."
"Some bears arc as gentle as kittens,"
said Bess, slipping her arm through his,
with a loving hug, while "the bear" felt a
great warm glow at his heart as lie walked
away with Bess, and determined to try
harder to be courteous and "gentle as a kit
ten" for her sake.
An extensive dealer In notions, par
ticularly buttons, on Chestnut street,
Philadelphia, declared that the. counter
-T., % tit Duttons are sold Is the nest,
place in the world to study some of the
ilexplicable ways of the gentler sex.
"Though buttons," he said, "go but a
short way toward rendering the life of
man agreeable, yet to the opposito sex
they seem to be necessary to absolute
felicity. If you Would learn how they
purchase the little articles, step this
way." Behind a counter were four at
teadants, doing their utmost Ln answer
a thousand-and-one quesLous and wait
unoon at least a dozen customers at the
The customers all wanted buttons;
all were inl a hurry; not one of then
had decided upon any particular style
or patternl or p~rice ; and1( each and ev
ery one expressed a desire to see the
whole stock at once, and wondered how
iiir the name of goodness they could not
get a dozen buttons or so withouit wait
ing all day.
'Thec way it is done is this:
A lady rushed breathlessly up to the
cotinter, and, while waiting for the
s~ileswoinan, begani to claw over every
box within her reach, just to get an
idIea of styles. P'resently a young lady
snatches an'opportunity fromi a fat,
fussy customer to ask what she wvanted.
"TIhank goodness, you have comle at
last," said the purchaser; "'I have been
standing here an hour. I am ini a very
great hurry. Please show me some
"What style?" Inquired the attend
"Let me see what you have."
"Oh I this is your wvhole stock, Is it ?"
"Goodniess gracious I seventy..flye
"No. TIhiose are too large."
"It's really too bad ; those are too
"Yes; something . like that; only
"I can't understand it. I'm so easi
ly pleased, too."
"Tihat's too high. The idea I one dol
lar a dozen."
"Why, really I so you (lid show me
"W~ell, I never I DId I say they were
too small 1' So I did."
"Yes, but I want something real
"You really con fuse me with so many
-About this time the fat, fussy ens
tomner glared at the saleswoman, who
glided over to wicere she was digging
down to the bottom of. a large box.
Tme yoting lady protested on her sat
cred word, for the fourth time, that she
did not know how many buttons was
necessary for the front of a princesse
wrapper for am young lady of eighteen,
ver'y large for her years.
Customer N'o. 2 discovers the absence
of the saleswoman and ejaculates,
"Well, I never! I1 wonder when I am to
be waited on ; I declare I will go i-ight
S"Show me something for a gros
O~ goodness I how horrid I"
"They are entirely too common"
The best ascent is luade from Resiia, 8
a town at tile base of the mountain, f
and within eagy driving distance froiI
Naples. A toilsome drive fron RCsltua
(one can ride horses, or donkeys if pre- i
ferred, .but a carriage. is the easiest
mens) over a steep aild circuitous road, a
in mainy places cut through solid bedq
of lava, brings you to the observatory,
two-thirds of the way up. Hero you c
are obliged to leuve carriages, but don- w
keys can go about a mile further to the I
hermitage, at the base of the cone. 1
Now comes the tug in earnest; over
1,000 feet to climb, at an inclination of c
about fifty degrees, over loose cinders, b
which slide froi under the feet at r
every step. It takes an hour of the
most toilsome and exhausting climbing I
to reach the top; the crater, the very
mouth of tihe Devil's domain; all around
you the masses of cinder and scorla are t
smoking and giving oil sulphurous va
poT. The Interior of the crater pre
sents mottled and irregularly striped
surfaces of rich and variegated hues, ot
the bright yellow color of sulphur ri
largely predominating. The form of P
the crater is constantly undergoing se
changes. For example, the old crater, bi
which is very large, the circumference to,
being several n.iles in extent, is not f
the real crater of to-day, for a new cone
is now forming within this old crater.
This cone had no existence six ionths
ago, but Is already piled up to a height CO
of nearly 200 feet. At irregular inter- W,
vals of from one to three times per min- te:
ute the crater of this new cone vomits W,
great quantities of red-hot atones and I'
and scoria high Into the air, which fall tel
upon the sides of tie cone and keep o: III
piling it up. From its side flows a con- W1
stant stream of red molton lava. The TI
terrible sublimity of this volcanic ac- ha
tion has to ba seen to be appreciated ; w'
the most graphic of descriptions must TI
fall short of conveying an adeqIate ril
Idea of the stupendous forces of the to
burning, fuming crater of Vesuvius. er
What was most astonlishing to the du
writer was the near approach one can tih
make without danger, for we did not th
stop on the brink of the old crater tl
where tile ashes were even hot enough W4
to cook our eggs in five minutes, but bl
we went down Into It, walking over ne
immense masses of cooled lava, .and ar
approached to within six or eight feet pr
of the rod-hot flowing stream. But we L
did not stay there long; it was quite too ye
warm to be comfortable. If tile ascent se
was slow and irksome tihe descent was an
rjuite the reverse, for while it took us a Pa
rat iers i, 8own iI five nilnute, bur- ga
led almost knee deep in the loose, slid- ie
ing cinders. As we were going down ly
how we pitted those who were puffing lat
and scrambling to reach the top. us
The Headloss Cumlu. Ja
iI the parish of Edinkeillie, a place ij
towards the centre of Morayshire, in sal
the northern part of Scotland, there ia sal
ii romantle and fearful chasm, suppos- do
3d to have been ,t one time the bed of ri
the river )ivie, It has two entrances th
at the tipper end, and the ancient to(
courses which led the river into these ha
successively are easily traceable. The mi
lower extremity of the ravine termin- li
ites abruptly about forty feet .high lhe
above the Divie, that flows at its base.
Thiis s[pot is one of a very interesting
nature. Its name Gaelic signifies *-the an
iollow of tihe Heads;" a name origin- lo,
atinag, it Is said, in the following tran-. ab
sactions. Near tihe upper end( of the ra' p
vino there is a curious cavern,fornumed of by
lhngo masses of fallen crags, that cover
the bottom of tihe pla1ce. It ersters th
Elownwards like a pit, and the mouth,
wvhich is 110 more thlan wide enough to
admit a mani, is not easily discovered.
Heore it was that the brave Allister be
Biale secretedl himself after the Battle
of the Lost Stanidard. At this time tihet
Castle of Dunphail was besieged by i
Randolph, Earl of Moray ; and Alisater 1h
Bane, who colid no longer hleadDi
against hinm in tile open1 field, content- hi
sd imiself with iarrassing tihe enemy. i
Knowving that isa falther and hisa garri lem
soin were red need to great want, ho and lit
a few of is followvers disguised thtem- El
selves as countrymen, and, driving a
p~arcel of hlorses, yoked in rulde sledges,
laden wvith sacks,the~y came to the edge ph
of tile glen where Ranldolphl's beleag- HI
uerinig p)arty lay, and pretending to be of
peasanlts carrying ,meai from the low 1al
counitries to the Highlands, they en- to
treated their protection (romn one Allis- ge
ter Bane, of whom they were afrdai , to
rl'eir prayer being gralntedl, they tun- ce
yoked their horses, and took carne to th
leave their sicedges at the brink of the pr
preciice, so that on~ a given signal a I
agreed oni with tihe garrison., they tumn- at
bled sledges, sacks, andl all into time as
gleni below, and the garrison imak- th
ing a sallie at the same time, each man dr
bore oft' a sack 0on11is back, whilst the in
pretended peasants sprang for their th
horses, and were out of sight before su
the astonished sentinels of the enemy do
had well given the alarm. Randolph shi
tWas so provoked on learning who tile At
author of this trick was, that lhe set a an
price upon his head. .A certain private th
pique led a Cu mini to betray hits master's pa
turk ing place. Is enemiels hurried to se'
the spot to make sure of the game ; but ke
when they saw the small uncouth-look- lhe
ing aperture, they paused in a circle m<
around it. One could descend at a time me
anld the death of hini who shotild at- Li
tempt it was certain; for the red glare of
of theCumnin's eye in the obscurIty with- th
and the flash of the0 darkablado, show. thi
ed that he had wound up hisdatless 5pI
soaal to die with the couraire of. A lion to
I his crest. They called on hhn to
arender at discretion. He replied
F howling a deep note of defliance
oi the dark wombof tie rocks: "1Let
e hut conic out, and with my back to
at crag, I will live or (lie like a Cumt
I "No I" exclaimed the leader of his
us; "thou shalt (Ie like a fox as thou
0I" Brushwood was piled up over
e hole, but no entreaty for mercy as
nded from below. Heap after heap
its set fire to and crammed blazing
Wn upon him. ils struggles to
rce a wily upwards were easily re
lied by those above, and a when suill
muit quantity of burnriaY matter inrd
enl thrust iI to iusure suIf.rcation,threy
lied stones over the mouth of the
Ile. When the cruel deed was done,
d the hole opened, Allister Bane was
und recining iII one corner, his head
uflied ii Iis plaid, and resting on the
in*rmel of his sword, with two or
ree attendants arouid him, all dead.
> make sure o1' them their heads were
,t oir, and thrown, one after an
her, into the fortress, with (his lhor
Ale taunt to the old ian : "Your son
ovided you with meal, and we now
1id you 1lesh to eat with it." "It is a
tter morsel indeed," sold he, as lie
>k it up, kissed it and wept over It;
mt I will gnaw the last bone of U be
re I will surrender."
That Good Dog, Jacr.
T'wo girls, daughters of an EHglish
untry doctor, were once out for a
ilk together. It was an autumn af
rnoon, sunny and pleasant. They
%re accompanied by their little dog,
med Jack, who was a clever little
rrier, and Mnore than once had proved
a claim to be considered, as indeed lie
is, their protector while out walking.
teir father often said lie felt "quite
ppy when Jack was with them; lie
is sure no harn could come to them."
ie two girls pursued their walk mer.
y. The line afternoon tempted them
go further than they ought, howev.
and by the time they turned the
sk had fallen, and they were afraid
ay would be late for tea. One of
am prorosed to take a short cut
rouge a wood with which they were
-11 acquainted, havinig often gathered
mekberries in it on a summer after
on. The other agreed, and so they
rived at the edge of tie wood and
epared to enter It. "All the same time
am rather afraid," said Dora, tihe
unger of the two; "there have boen
eeral robberies in the neighborhoodL,
d I saw some very odd-looking mni
as our door to-day, besides I an
,.n ,.,17 ^.. .t.., %V11li papa
ve me on my birthday." "Oh, non
icc " her sister replied. "It is near
six o'clock now; and we ehall be
e. Be sure no one will wish to harni
." "i wish I were as certain as you
3. But what's the matter with
ek?" Just as she had said this,
ek advanced toward them, and plant
C himself in the middle of their path,
down and whined. "That is odd,"
d Dora. "I never remember him
Ing that before." The other girl de.
led her fears, and attempted to pass
3 dog; but lie caught her dress in his
th, and held her so firmly that she
rdly dared to set herself free. One
>re efrort she made, but Jack was res
ite; so at last, seeing how determine i
was to prevent their further pro.
B85, she gave uip trying. "Well,
mil, you stupid little brute !" she said
grily, "I suppose we must go all that
ig way round." So tihe two sisters
andoried the idea of taking the short
th through the wood, anid went hionie
the safe high-road. When they ar
red, how grateful, how unutterably
inkful did thtey feel to their little
atector, whose intelligence had been
far superior to theirs, anid had saved
am despite themselves. A man had
sn found IN the wood shortly after
iy had left It, murdered and robbed,,
was conjectured by the tramps who
d passed through the village in the
>rning. Thus Jack had preserved
Smistresses from meeting perhaps a
ollar fate. Their gratItude, it Is need.
ao to add, was profound toward their
ble four-footed protector, who, we are
td to hear, lived to a good old age.
The limpeyan Viie sant.
&mnong the Phaslanide the lImpeyain
easanit is onie of the noblest speeles.
lives amnouig the miouiitain heights
the HImalayas, scorning the low
ids, where lie hias never been knoivn
descend. Of the color of this, gor
ous child of the forest it is difficult
give an idea, Bronze green,'irides
it gold and pur'ple, radiant aaf5fsicn
rouigh a golden haze, combdte Its
lucely costume. On' Its head it wears
ut e f glistoninggreon spiris, broad
the top, each one delicate andl airy
might be a fairy's parasol. During
winter months the snow and cold
lye these birds to congregatie In flooks
the most secluded forost nooks of
s mountains. Ihere the huniter,,may
prise themi and feast his eye-I', Iin.
ed, he have an~ eye f'or beahty-on
iir won] rous *and glistening plumage
;the approach of spring they seotter
d ascend to the higher lands, where
ousands of feet~ab.ve the sea, they.
as the warm monthsi In u-ndisturbegl
slusiot The monauls are -easily
pt incageis,'and utiless subjeot9o
ated atmrosphef-d, they alo bdhe
mnt easily, .T,1he AI$t.,11ylng pp601
ma were 'brgght 4 .pa by
dy Impey, hence the 1 ghsh natme
the bli'd. It, Is no'cssaty to' brovidh
a cag witJya e 4?t' ' fetAi'd o
the ga mafs~ n~, ,).,'
1lilt I H F" S
-The inmiber of swine in the United
States is 34,766,200.
--Bananas have ripened this spring
in Austin, Texas, the plants having
stood out all winter.
-The loss of trade in the Mononge
hela Valley by the recent strike of coal
miners Is estimated at $1,000,000.
-New H1ampshire, Kansas, Minneso
ta and Colorado now give women the
right to vote at school elections.
-Bordeaux exports nearly half a
million casks of spurious liquors ininu
---The present cotton crop Is one of
the largest ever raised in the South ; It
will foot up to over five million bales.
-Tihe tax on armorial bearings Il
Englanmd realizes half a million of dol
-Poverty and crine-those twin
aisters-cost England fully $85,000,000
-The Grand Lodge. Knighta of
iionor of Pennsylvania, will hold their
next annual session at Pittston, Pa.
-There aire 4180 patients confined in
the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum,
-The contributions i Massachusetts
for the families of Gloucester's lost
1Isherman, aggregate $20,000.
--Tle London polie have received
orders to arrest any person seen drop
ping orange peel in the street.
-On the 1st of March the total nunm
ber of poolr in London was 89.529-45,
013 In workhouses and 44,510 outside,
though receiving help.
-Cornell University hae 403 students
of both sexes attending the university,
and only about S50 young men, against
about 700 when the experiment began.
--King lumbert, of Italy, has a face
to which no picture does Justice, le
has a remarkably kind and sad expres
-The Lehman foundry at St. Peters
burg has the portable printing press
which was captured from Napoleon oil
the retreat from Moscow..
-The last census of ParIs shows
that the poptilatiol Is composed of
1,75-1,000 Catholis, 32,000 Lutherans
and Calvinists and 23,500 Jews.
- ie world averages an annual pro
d uct of 681,000,000 pour'da of tea, Ch ina
producin1g 600,000,000, Japan 40,000 000,
India, 35,000,000, and Java 6,000,00b.
-In the hollow of a tree sixty feet
from the ground, P. W. White of Fdn
ner, N. ., found i a thriving condi
tion agooseberry bush about a loot high,
-The Sing Sing (N. Y.) prison eatn
ed In March $18,558.12. Tihe expenses
were - $16,328,10, leaving a profit of
-Seals have bee6me quite plenty in
the lower Connecetiut river, and some
have been soun as far north as Rocky
-The death is announced of Adulral
Umlytn, uso rV Ulu ftV DoumIV,. a of
Trafalgar. He entered the naVy in
-The Duchess of Marlborough un
velled the Balfe Memorial WVindow in
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, on the
29th of March.
-Stamford, Contn., rejected the char
tor granted by tile last Legislature in
corporatlitg the place as a city by a vote
of 408 to 07.
-Tile Indebtedness of Toledo, Ohio,
arnounts to about one-fourth of its tax
able property, and its annual tax rate
is about four per centum.
Almost all the places of amusentment
In Boston, a city of about f9ur lpipsred
thousand Inhabtan in a
circle tile radius 6f Which is little mbre
thjan one hundred yardls. -. j
--A weather record, kept in the
northern part or Vermonit, shows that
there have beeni 120'days of aloighinug
the past seasou, and 'that 42 inchoe of
sno0w have fallen.
-Thle honey crop of San DIego coun
ty, Cal., in 1878, was more than 'f87
tons. Sni Dilogo. county produ~ed
more honey than all the rest of the
State taken together'.
-Dr. .Jacob Damnpinan' and wife, of
St. Mary's, Cheater county,. Pa., are' he
lieved to be the oldest starried couple
in that section of the State, haying
lived in wedlock for a period of 68
years. Dr, D)ampman Is 89 years of
age and hIa; wife 80. 'They have had
10 chiilren, 51 grandchildren, 54 great
grandcil dren, and I great-great-grand
*-A San Francisco furor, Who offer
ed to seil his vote for $500 to save the
pr1isoner, a woman, from the penalties
of' her,.crimer biase-bqen.?etenced to
four year's Imprisonment In the State
Prison~4'* -- 1Wa ;.e
-The New York Evening Poufhas
already starteda "Fr~J 4iy ,Fup ,"
for senin g siok am)(< ilatd Qhd
ren of thiit city' td the roliy f6r bief
Vacations. ,The dtuni Of $355 has thus
far beon-enbsol-lhed. ., ar o
*- Compilaint la niado iri: Gettyvsbmrg
aboiui railg corn.): tbi pirgens of
theGettysburg battledeld a~~tJvo beeni
set aside as mionum'ental6 the W
combat on dulp''s lll..:ariy of tihe
old bullet'narked trees ll~vq beeg on
vorted into ire ,fogd. ,.,,
--Gene~ral R. E. I~Qee,' portdit palit
ed b~y the southern artist Quer/v, was
exht bited at tlie Coflten'nf'at E~ibltion,
and theo state of Texac offer'ed fdt It
$8,000. 1t was, lhover4' ye.y to
Greenville, 0a., 1yhseeg was. g~p 1en
tally btarn~ea.. . .
-The rice" delds on' thh Ca~e Wear
river, near Wilmington, 10 0.4 whfeho
have. laini -iloe and grogn, lpf with
*weed , si p e. the wa e
claimed and plant f~ise b ov
ralse 'at leati, use' of rd in
the next flyetyo~r$.b ", L ,,fh j
-A gentlegAnn bhjp,ty n *p~ a
Which * # i6914't- dP' pbe,
f34OW. hson haigfe lped
n oeatte adeh to