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''TI-W EEKL,Y EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C, JUNE 14, 879
Away, unlovely dreams !
Away false shapes of sloop!
lie his, as heaven seems,
Clear, and bright, and deop I
Soft as love, and calm as death,
Sweet as a summer naght, without a breath.
8 eep, sleep I our song s laden
W.ta the soul of slumber ;
It was sung by a Samlan maiden,
Who e lover was of the number
Vho now keep
That oa m sleep
Whence aone may wake. whenco none s!,all
1 touch thy temples palo !
I breathe my soul on theo!
And could my prayers avail,
All my joy should be
Dead, and I would live to weep,
8o tho u might'st win one hour of quiet sleep.
'Shure, and you had betther be in a hur
.ry, for the red divils are near," cried Pat
Malloy to the Renfrew sisters as he hurried
past the little ,pjottage in which the girls
The alarm had already been given of the
presence of the Indians in the neighbor
hood and the Renfrew girls had each a
horse nearly ready for the purpose of es
caping on horseback when the IrIshman
The sisters lived alone in a small log
house on the banks of the Ant.ietam. 'Thcy
were very pretty girls, young and nmuch
courted by the rustic beaux of the settle
ment. They were very industrious, with
al;-could cook to perfection and their cot
tage was a model of neatness and cleanli
ness. Just previous to the time when the
Irishman passed, calling upon theni to make
haste in effecting their escape, they had
been cnagaged in washing clothes and hang
ing them upon a line to dry.
As the Antietam flowed by, reflecting
their lithe forms and pretty faces and flow
ing hair in the crystal waters, and holding
itself up to them as a mirror in which to
see their beauty and loveliness, they little
dreamed that in the bushes on the other
side of the stream were concealed two sav
ages intently watching the shadows with
which the bubbling brook was toying.
"If Hobby and Argyle could see us now."
said one of the sisters, laughing and draw
ing her wet garments round her well shaped
ankles, "they might not think we are such
pretty girls an they always say we are."
"They would have to look in the stream."
.he other answered contemplating hersclf
mirrored in the water. "The Antietam is
a looking-glass that always flatters ne in
my own eyes and 1 think our beaux would
like to see the picture."
"Humphi" muttered one of the salvages
as if preparing for a spring.
Just then a fleeing famnily came down the
road past the mill and seeing the girls at
work gave them notice of the danger. In
alarm the sisters began at once to saddle
their horses, lint they were as brave as they
were pretty, and their neighbors were out.
of sight before the horses were ready. The
Indians, still crouching in the bushes, nar
rowly watched their Intended victims and
wer'e taking deliberate aim to slay the de
fenceless girls when the Irishman appeared.
"'Shure, and you had betther be in a hir
ry, the red divils are near," the Irishman
cried, and then jassed on, little dreaming
that he was leaving the two girls to their
fate. Passing over the brow of the hill lie
soon disappeared and a mile away lie met
Hobby and Argyle descending from a spur
of the mountain where they had been all
the morning hunting. Quickly comnmuni
eating the danger of the Henfrew girls to
their lovers, he continued his retreat, while
they, well armed and skilled in Indian war
fare, hurriedly moved towardls the cottage
to save their sweethc;arts from a foe they
knew to hi' relentless.
Unfortunuately It was then already too
As soon as the Irishman disappeared over
the hill1 the savages . again took deliberate
aim, each of,his allotted victim--for there
were 6nly two of the monsters--and as the
girls were about mounting their horses they
both fell dead, pierced by a bullet. The
lovers heard the shots and increrased their
speed, but before they reached the scene of
the tragedy the Indians had made their es
The sight that met the gaze of the two
men brought anguish to their hearts and
tears to their eyes.
On the.ground near the door of their cot
tage lay the sisters dead and scalped.
"Revenge! revenge!" cried Robby, 5sob
ping with grief.
"We'll pursue the red brutes and punish
them for this crime," Argyle answered, re
pressing the sorrow at his heart.
The hunters lifted the lifeless forms of
the murdered girls from the ground and car
ried their dead bodies, still warm with the
life-blood which had only ceased to flow,
into the cotetage. Placing thorn on a couch
side by sidb, the men smoothed the few
locks that remained over the scalp wounds
which the savages had made, and then stood
for awhile in silent grief over the inanimiate
remains they loved so well.
"Revenge! revenge!" Robby again uit
tered, sadly movking toward the door.
"We must,.find the trail," Araylo said,
and closing the door softly behiind him, the
hunters started in search of the murderers.
It was not long until the trail was struck.
It led away to the westward.
Pursuing It steadily,.the hunters,were far
in the monntemins before nightfall, but the
darkness of the night compelled them to de
lay their pursuit until the next day. With
the dawn they were again on the trail and
by noon they had teached Sldeling 11111, e
bold spur of the of theo blue mounta ns, far
to tihe westward of the Kittochitinny ranges.
Above thorm frowned the overhanging rtoeke
wvhich give a threatening aspect to the wild
mpuntaip..scenery of the. Upper Juniata,
while belotthe,n vote the deep gorges and
valleys of si singularly picturesque locality.
The hot sun of 'neon p6ured 'its blistering
rays even upon the mountain side, and the
men, who had eaten:nothing and slept but
little, began to feel overcorgme with the heat,
with fastig and with prejtion, Btfil they
did not relatx thir efforts.and as keenly at
at the start th,ey lookedi about them for the
"We neist be more:and' mo careful,'
Argyle aid. The trailL ias geg frcanei
and I tink e are now vewty lose to the
brtutes for whorn we are lookWzf."
19qhl miati bpeiibg nThe treed
ah.~d'1 lobbya w ediaw jsyr;- "1
sh9uA~ot. snn*&Iif thO'Ztdla ON'er
in tI1*J4ot11the nodl(est.
~ cautiouly drew near to th
pot inflicated by iRobby and peered throngl
sthe co"p with anxious eyes.
It wa s a small open glade, and sever
wild plum trees fringed its sides.
''The murderers"-there they are," ex
claimed Argyle, in a suppressed whisper
and at the same moment Robby saw th
two savages standing under a plum tree
cautiously plucking the fruit and slowl;
eating it. Each would carefully reach ul
for a plum, pull it olT and then, glancInp
round the open area, eat it In a listening at
titude. They were so quiet that the only
sound that could be heard was the whisper
The hearts of the hunters leaped with joy
when they saw the monsters, the slayers o
their sweethearts, in their po er.
"I will take the man under the low hang
ing branch to the left, and leave the othe
to you," Robby whispered to- his com
Again the Indians raised a plum to theii
mOuths, looking cautiously round them.
"We are not near enough," Argyle an
swered, in the same sippressed whisper
"we uust not tire until we are near enougl
to see the plum seed drop front the moutli
of each savage.
"Very good, ' Rpbby said; "now let i
move upon the enemy."
Stealthily the two men crept toward the
savages. The Indians were unconscious o
the approach of their pursuers, but still or
the alert, they reached up for another phu
''he time agreed upon by the white men
had come-they had seen the plum seedi
drop from the mouths of the savages. Ex
changing it took, each understood that the
other was ready to lire when the next seed
fell. Slowly the plumi was pulled and eater
the seeds dropping simultaneously. Simul
taneously the hunters fired, and, springing
up, they rushed forward to complete theii
work, if need be, with their knives.
It needed no completion.
The bullets had sped with deadly aim
and already the savages were still In death.
'"The brute!" cried Argyle, stamping up
on the heart of the savage and tearing tne
scalp from the skull.
"The mnonster," Robby exclaimed at the
same time showing a similar attention to
the other Indian.
In the possession of the savages. he
lovers found the scalps of their sweethearts
and, securing these, they started, hungr)
and footsore as they were, to retrace their
The funeral train bearing the bodies of
the Renfrew sisters was about to si art for
the place of burial.
Many sympathizing friends and neigh.
bors stood round the double bier, and aiong
theni was Pat. Malloy, the Irishman wh<
had advised the two girls to hasten their
"If they had done as I bid them," Pal
said, "they might be here now, livin' an
well, and a takin' part, in their own funeral
and their two lovers with them. By the
by, I wonder what has become of lRobb
and Ar gi:e Gone anter tue muraerin' sa v
ages I li uld say. I tould them that the
red bastes were down here near the mil
and thi Ienfrew girls a-saddlin' their horses
to get away, and at the, word, over the hills
they went like .mad. Nobody has seen
aither of thim since."
As Pat spoke the hunters were seen ap
proaching the house, and the Irishmau's
speech was scarcely finished when they en
tered the doorway and quietly made their
way to the coffin in which the two mur
dered girls had been placed. By each o
the bodies they laid down two scalps, on
taken from the head of one of the savages
and the other from that of his victim
Neither spoke a word, but their eyes werc
filled with tears and their brawny athletic
bodies were shaken with an emotion thea
could not suppress.
"Let us pray," said the demure Presby
terian minister who had been summone<
from the neighboring village to say the las
sad rites for the dead.
All knelt around the bier~.
Alli-No not all.
The hunters stood insensible to every
thing around them, gazing Intently at, the
faces of the (lead.
When the parson's prayer was finlsshe
the scalps of the murdered girls and of thel
murderers were placed In the coffin with
the reinains, the lids of the caskets wveri
closed and they were borne to a sequesteret
grave on a quiet hillside in view of the his
toric stream, the Antetam.
The grave may still be seen marked as I
is by a flat stone, set edgewise. -
It might have been forgotten long er<
this hlad not the two hunters, their lover
and their avengers, thus marked the spo
and with their own hands carved upon thi
rude stone In still ruder letters the simpli
Hiatting Arnotheor Dy'er's.
'The wonma who was ready to die In de
fence of her rights, was escorted out by BI
jah 1in Is most gallant manner, and Ito
tongue got rightt to work, without any los
of tinme. BaI( she:
"You see, I was rIpping up my gra:
skirt, calculating to have It dyed over phum
black, and when I got It ripped, I weon
dlown to the dyer's, and, said I, htow mucd
to dye thtis beautiftil goods? Says he,
can't dye It phuimlack because of the bee
stains. Says I, where's beer stains, an<
says he, right here, antd here, and here
Says I, how dare yout, sir! And says he
I'm only telling the trumth. Says I--"
"Mrs. Blebee, what does all tIs mean?'
interrupted thte Court.
"Why, sir, 'haven't you been paying at
tention to my legal speech?"
"Hlaven't heard a word-ntot a wvord
ou are charged with disturbing the peace.'
"The1 public peace, madam."
"I never did, sir! All I did was to tel
that dyer that ho lied, sir, and to ge out c1
the 'walk, and give him my opinion of hin
and his shopl There were only two nigger
there at all, and they didn't seem die
"Were there any beer stains on th
dress?" lie asked.
"Never a one, sir. Those stains wer
where I had spilled ten andl coffee and I ca1
prove it by my seven children and thre
"Cleopatra didn't go around amontg th~
dye-houbecs and raise rowe," suggested II
"I can't help It if she didn't. .I know m;2
rights and I'll have 'em or~ - rish I"
"I shall have to fine yentt5 Mrs. Bebee.
"Corret, sir-here is the cash. It wea
w6rth the money to tell that man tit whms
thought of hIm. I'll go back ada
"And get fise~d $10 fpr It," bg pjt;In.
Shie, oneidded t, anM takn he
t~A4c~pdr ?6rarm she left t1horn
"'Was the prisoner disorderly ?" ask
ed Justiee Wandell, eyeing Dallas
_ Barnes, of Blooming Grove. I'a. ot
"Only demonstrative, Jedge," Dallas
himself iuterru[pted. ''1 challenge the
vote if he says anything else only dcm- th
Dallas looked like an inIluted I t1l
berry Sellers. lat, raiment, gesture
all were identical; only lie had more
"le wasn't very drunk," said tle er
oflicer. "Just as you see him." a
"Discharged,'' said hl liionor, turn
Ing to the clerk. go
Dallas caught. the wihisper, hit not
the meaning. ch
"Look-a-here, Jedge," he literrupt
ed. "None o' that whisp'rin. I'm till- kn
nal cute, I am, and it takes mor"e'nt one
Yorker t' fleece me. ''en dollars 1
shall pay for this drunk ; it's worth cv- ltg
cry cent of it, but no more. 'Ten dol- on
lars your figure? You can't raise it on '
mec. I won't give a red more."
IIe waved a bill and frantically ly.
forced it on the clerk. ret
"All right," said Ills IIonor, ph1lo- tIn
sophically, "as you've fixed the price, at
so be it."
Dallas cane smiling dtwn. ''Didn't Vol
get the best of me, I tell yer," lie nut- kv
tered, with a wink. "Cute, wasn't I ?
Equal to a whole regiment of Yorkers." I
"Yer darned fool, he was a discharg- am
Ii' of yer," was forced from the ofilcer
he spoke to-the one who had arrested
"What !" cried Dallas stopping short, I 'r
while his jaw fell several inches. 1 ita'
'Ihen lie turned to the bar. ni,
"Jedge, this is downright, extortion to
-downright, extortion," he said. I
T he J ustice bowed blandly.In
"I would not for the wiurll disagree wo
with so clever a gentlemtntt's estimate tor
of a drunk," i' said. "Good-bye; safe $1C
home to Pike." f lul
1allas never once gl;uane:d back as he for
left the rooli.
Duwt on the Atlantic,
A bout the latitude of the Uape Verde un
Islands on the Atlantic it Is a frequent
experi.ence of voyagers to observe falls
of red dust and a dry kind of miat. The '
materil d of the dust mass wias examin- he
ed mhiroscopically many years ago by siz
Elirenberg, and his opinion was that ver
small particles carried aloft from c'oun- des
tries here formed a transparent diast cl,
zone from which they sometimes sank fro
down, and in a whirling moment came ral:
to the earth's surface. '['he material fan
ooservautont opel to Ehirenberg was CO
somewhat scanty. Tle phenomenon a v
has therefore been lately studied am:,w, lY
and in a more thorough way, by Herr Sot
Hellman, who examined the log-books lee
f 1,196 ships that hied passed through of
the region in question during the year net
1854 to 1871, IIe deals with the case str
chiefly from meteorological poilt of ant
view, and the following are soie of the col
facts elicited : Most of the dust fill lov
occurs in the zone of the Atlantle be- tIn1
tween 0 deg. and 16 deg. north. South Ci
of the 6 (leg. north they are extremely nil
rare, and the furthest south hitherto fer
was In 2 deg. 50 m. north, 20 deg. west. tra
The two furthest west were both in 38 an<
dog. 5 in. west, both about 300 miles res
from Cape Verde. I)ustfalls often oc- esi
cur simultaneously at very diflerent of
points of the "Dunklo Meer," or Dark ge
Sea (as Ehrenberg called It); in One of'
case tbey were 150 miles apart. Thley. tio
also of'ten last for several days, e. g. teln ont
(April, 1759). Surfaces of very diffe,r- api
ent size uip to 100,000 square miles, may is
receive dust falls. There Is a yearly pk(
p)eriod in the frequency of tige falls, It of
seems that near the Afirican coast most anr
occur In winteir; further west, ini the ovi
early sprIng. The directioni of the wind yel
duiring dustfalls was fronm -the east tal
quadrant, and most frequently firom tic
ntorth-northeast to noirtheast. T1he wl
dustfalls observed are veiry Irregularly Ml
dIstrIbuted over the yeat's In questIon, bIh
SOf slxty-three, taken at r'andom, there al1
were eight falls of' sand( and three of to
isd or' dlust. Somletimes santd and -eri
dus't fall simutltaneously. i'Te (dust pa
falls with great ex'enit east and( wvest inj
aire denser nlearer' the Afrlcani coast. Til
In forty out of sixty-fIve instainces L:ie 1)0
ecolor of the dust was red. Someties me
t there is no coloratIon. Th'le (ry m1ist fr<
on the Dark Sea la in casual -connectin Its
withl dustfalls. Herr Hleliman eon- ml
eludes from the facts that thle (lust ma- i1k
terhal Comeis pintcipally froni AfrIca. its
and Western dahlara. 'Thle possibility thia
of occasional mIxture of' partIcles f'rom ex
South America is not excluded. The
distributIon of the diistfalls, both in
space and in time (they follow thle ,
movements of the trade winds) sup- ~
ports the hy'pothlesis, as also does the zot
tact that thme falling material is coarser dir
In the East than In the West. -vol
History of ratagomia. t
HIe wvalked up to the bar and called
for a cigar. T1he man int attendance the
laid out a box, from which he0 selected tra
one, put It into his mouth, and laid teoi
down five cents. HIe was abottollght tra
it, when the bartender leaned over and inl
SsaId : tri
"Five cents, please."
"1 just gave you flye cenits." dlr
"I know you did," weint ont the it
other, "but that is a ten center." thet
3Tile young man felt .throu~gh Is wil
Iclothles, but ho couldn't find any more for
"I thlink you'll have to put that on enl
the slate." p14
"We keep nione, sIr," responlded the Cc
*"Well, now, you can~ bet I'm aquare, tn
atgl as i haven't money euough to pay abi
r. you in full, I'l1 just .out this, olgar in Al(
. tie middle," Mt the sande tigne off'ering dli
one (4 the man behind the bar, oni
"h'Iere's your other live cents."
''That aln't business, I want mnoney.'
"You do wint money ?'' tterietd the
ter with emphasis.
Yes, I do.''
'Doyoui waut muney iore than any
iug else i tit- world ?''
It do; it's all I work for."
'WoIld you be willing to work very
very hard ?"
'Well, Iknow where r.he waiit. sev
tl men to whom they give a cmmis
n of 25 per cent.
l'he bartender had by this time for
tten all about the unpaid for cigar.
'1)o you think youi coild get me a
lince?" lie said.
'Do I think so? Of coirse 1 do! - 1
ow it. My utcle is lie proprietor."
'Ilave another cigar."
L'he cigar was prom pt.ly accepted aa.d
hted after whlieh the hartender went
''What are you going to drink ?''
'Give mei a beer."
te swallowed the beer pretty quick
After he laid the glass down he
narked that he felt rather chilled ;
t the beer wa ; a little cooler titan lie
tlrst' anticipated it would he.
'Wont you take sometting to warm
t up? Now how would a hot will s
'First rate let's have one.''
Ie swallowed it wiped his mouth,
I went on
'Now, about this businits. I believe
y guarantee you somethihg like $10
diiy, and you have to put in no cap
I, execpt your time and brains. It's
e, easv work ; all you have to do is
walk into a parlor, ask to see -the
y of the house, and tell her you
uld like her to buy from you a Ills
3' of Patagonia, in seven volunes, at
per volume. Then you get on..
trter-$17i.50. Isn't that good pay
ten minutes talking ?"
'lie bartender didn't reply, but made
ce line for the mai who had duped
. The latter dodged the well
tnt kick of his pursuer. which ai
st took the knob otY t.he loor.
The Giant Rum ntig Dird.
'lie giant humining bird of Chill is
largest t,f its family. and besides its
ditiYers from all the rest in sonme
y noteworthy respects. Mr. Gould
cribes It as a bold and vigorous fly
quick in all Its actiors, passing
mn flower to flower with the greatest
lidity. Unlike other speeles of its
illy It ntln.' be free nent ly s .n ,nl.b
on dome Pmall tree v a,rnb. It has
cry extensive distribution over near
all the more southern portions of
ith American. M. Warszewic col
ted specimens in Bylivla at i height
iearly fourteen thousand feet. The
t is a somewhat large, cup-shaped
Licture composed of mosses, lichens
1 similar materials put together with
>webs and placed in the fork of a
branch of a tree, gemierally one
tt overhangs it turbulent stretan.
ariles Darwin, in his narrative Jour
i of the voyage of the "Beagle," re
a to this species as a resident, of een
I Chili during the breeding season,
.1 bhi account of it (lifters, in some
pects, from those of other writers,
eielally that relating to the ats tie.3
the rapid vibrations of the wings,
lerally suiposed t.o be a peculiarity
all humming-birds, without excep
n. lie states that this species, when
the wing, presents a'very singular
pearanlce. Like others of the family
inoves from pilace to place with at ra
lty whieh may lie compared to that
syrphus among flies, and the sphinlx
ong moths; but while hovering
r a flower, it flaps its wings wvith a
ry slowv and powerful movement, to
ly different from that vibratory mo.
nl commion to most of the sp)ecies and
dech produces the h.umminug noise.
.Darwin had tnever seen any other
d the force of wings appelHared (as in
mntterfly) so powerufl ini proportion
the weight of its body, Wh'len hoy
ng by a Ilower, its tall was being ex
nd(ed and shut like a fan, the body be
( kept In a nearly vertieal position.
is actIon appeared to steady and sup
rL the bird betweeni the slowv move
mnts of its wings. A lthough it flow
>m flower to flower In search of food,
stomach contained abundant re
tins el insects which Mr. Darwin be
ved to lie imuch moire II objects of
search than honey. Its note, like
1it of nearly the whlole family, was
Italiway Optical I)elusions.
When a landscape is observed from a
ving train, all objccts to the remote hori
appear to be passing in the contrary
ection, those nearest having the greatest
ocity. Consequently if the attention be
3d upon any object at some distance fronm
line, all objects beyond will relatively
ear to be moving forward with the train
vhile objects nearer appear to be moving
~kward. Tho combined effect is to make
landscape appear to be revolving een
Ily round whatever point we fix our at
ition upon. Rain seen fromi a moving
in always scorn to fall obliquely (except
a very strong gale in the direction of the
in's motion) in a direction opposite to
it of the motion of the train. But if an
Ler train happens to pass in an opposite
ection, and we look out at this and follow
vith our eyes, rain-drops falling.between
two trains will scorn to be flying forward
th ourselves. If we stand upon the plat
mi of a station and watch a train ap
>ach, the end of the engine appears to
argo or sWell as it approaches and oceu
* a larger area of the field of vision.
nversely, the end of the last cat of a re
ating train appears to shtink doiwn and
tract as itdimaishes in gare*t nagn1
1e. An observor of some'sliht elevation
ve a railraeein to trMn p
ng the 1hies ta mi~iofe
ections 'will reeive ofi~prt
I long train moeving round cr.l
Stuh, of tiho Titnes and Othertisuo4.
BY D). W. CUnRT1s.
The antiquity of signs which were fornil
erly mostly pictorial, is very great. They can
be traced back as far as Egypt, and in the
excavations at Pompeii there have been
found pictures of winged cupids with shoes
in their hands, which are now so often seen
on store cards; the "Bush," and porters
bearing a wine cask, figured in front of a
wine store, while a cow gave notice that
milk was sold on the premises.
A full description of these necessary ad
juncts to trade, their history and influence
on the public, would ill a large hook and
should be illustrated. I will, lhowever, miake
mention of a few Odd ones,'as well as other
facts. Before education was so widely dif
fused and newspaper adverlising, and home
numbering made signs a mere guide board,
they were of much greater importance than
now. '[The general public easily understood
the rude pictures, although they would have
been unable to read lettered ones.
In 1195 the British house of Commons
proposed to raise over half a million poumds
by a tax on signs, which they averred could
be (lone with "great ease.''
Pictures of a dead dog and the words
"Trust is dead" &c., figures of Turks,' In
dians, &c., for tobacconists, plows for ag r
cultural stores, and many other similar ones
have been in use for centuries.
Sign painters are responsible for many
droll looking signs by their Improper use, or
neglect of the rules of nunctuation as well
as of bad spelling. Unlike printers, they
cannot readily correct their proofs. Her
are a few comical mistakes: %
A Wood Smith, Lamb Butcher ; Fre
Sheggs, Moon Gilder.
There is a colored artist in lime in Wash
ington by the appropriate name of Black,
whose sign reads "A Black white and
Ilere are some more odd ones
Fresh Sea water sold here. Sage & Gos
ling, and Rumlit and Cutwell tailors.
Wood & Carpenter Read & Wright.
The largest sign-board in this country is
in Florida. It may be plainly read at a dis
tance of six miles and is a sign worth pay
ing for. It shows tourists on the St. John's
river the location of "Or.unge Park," and
measures 200 feet in length and each of the
ten letters are twelve feet high and fifteen
Signs are more numerous and ornamen
tal, it Is said, in America than in English
cities, though we do not use the emblems of
trade to any great extent and have nearly
done away .with the old custom of nmmuing
houses like vessels.
Window and other in-door signs ire a
new and distinct variety.
Such odd signs as .Jane Smith and Brotjer
are sometimes met, with.
The study of sign boards from an English
point. of view is much more interesting than
names of the public houses alone giving
ample employment. An interesting book
called the "Hlistory of Sign Boards" treats
fully on the matter. The comical names
of some of the public houses in England Is
attributable to corruption of spelling and is
true to the pronunciation of the word - itself
thus : "Bacehanals," became Bag o' Nails,
"Caton Fidele," the Cat and Fiddle.
Signs in the old countries were often
taken like trade marks in the utilitarian
age, from the coats of arms of families.
The names of streets were In turn often de
rived from a public house bearing a well
An Electrical Lady.
In Nevada City resides a lady of high
social standing who presents a singular
case for the consideration of scientists.
For many years she has been afilicted
with acute neuralgic pains In various
parts of' the body, and, some time ago
hoping for relief, resorted to the use of
an electric battery. She used the ap
paratus for six months but found nore
1ief. At this time nothing was noted
of an unusual character as the result,
and although several months have since
elapsed, It was only when the winter
cold weather comumenced that an extra.
ordhiary symiptom followed. One night
in the winter thme lady had occasion
to enter a dark roomi and ple0k up a
a woolen coat which was lying there
As she did so she was both surprised
and frIghtened to observe a bright light
surrounding the hand that hel the
garment. A t the same time the' elec
tric current p)assedl along the arm
shoeking her quite severely. When
her husband was told of the fact hedis
credited.its reality, thinking there was
more itmmaginatlon than anything else
In it. So the next evening, to convince
her incredulous better half, she turned
the gas out in the room whore they
were sitting, and letting her hair down
began combIng it. A remarkable dis
play of light wuas the reut. T'he
sparks fiew aroutnd In -every dIrection
and there was a sharp, crackling sound
as the teeth of the comb passed between
thme hair. in laying her hmands upon
Iron thme lady does not observe the p)0
culiarities roferred to, but the instant
she touches a wvoolen cloth the fire be
gins to fly andl the shocks follow one
another in rapid succession.
Death of a "Robber King."
Tho Hutngarian papers an'mounce the
death mn the prison of Szamos-UJvar, of
the celebrated .bandit, Rosza Sandor,
known in Hungary as the "robber
King." He was born et Szejedin in
1813, and both his father and grand
father were robbers by profession. His
achievements, however, soon eclipsed
those of his family, and hie was admir
ed as much as ho was feared. The reck
less courage with which ho attacked the
police, and even military escorts, on
the high road in broad daylight, his
generosity toward ti,. poor, and his
gallantry toward women made hism a
sort of national hero. Some thirty years
ago few' people of the wealthier olasses
ventured to travel in) Hungary withott
paying himu tylbute, His bands Wver6
well armed and organized, and the
e,egony logenyaE ( poor fp9low) as *e
'batudita w e aled I ~bsa~), ~
~ong tepsn k4~~
prisoned in 1836, butescaped in the fol
lowing year by the assistance of' hie
miistress, a peas ant woman named Kati,
whose husband he had killect by blow
ing his brains out with a pistol. Dur
ing the revolution of 1848, Iosza San
dor was pardoned by Kossuth, and he
then organized a free corps which did
good service against the Government
troops. After the suppression of the
rising, Sandor resumed his former ca
reer, lie did not again fall into the
hands of the authorities until 185U,
when lie was betrayed by one of his
compantions, whom he shot as the sol
diers were advancing to capture him.
After at trial which lasted three years,
Sandor was sentenced to be hanged,
but the sentence was coamute) to im -
prisoi ment for life, Ile remained eight
years in ,he fortress of Kufstein, and
was then set at liberty by virtue of
a general amnesty. But he soon resun.
ed his old pursuits. In 1868 he attaek
edl with some of hais conpanions, a rail
way train at Felegyhaiza. The Govern
nent sent a body of' troops. under
Count Gedeon Raday, to capture him;
and four years later lie was again
brought. before the eriminal tribunal,
together with a number of his aaccom
pices, among whom were several mag
istrates and high civic functionaries
le was again sentenced to death, and
the sentence was again commuted to
imprisonment for life. The prison to
which he was thein sent. is the one in
whlahi he died.
The Wrong Main.
When Thomas Mann IRandolph was Gov
ernor of Virginia, he was once arrested
within a few hundred yards of his home and
carried a prisoner to his own house. The
Governor was on a visit to his home, and
finding that the fencing on his plantation
was pulled down and burned by wagoners
passing along from the valley to ltichmond,
he determined to detect and punish them.
One evening he observed a party go into
camp on the roadside, and after dark he
strolled down to a point where he could
conveniently watch them. lie staid out all
night but the wagoners made no depreda
tions on his fences. In the early morning,
however, when they were about to kindle a
fire to prepare breakfast, they started out to
gather up what fuel they might find for that
purpose, when they spied a man sitting on
a fence a short distance ahead. Now, it
appears that. it short time before Governor
Randolph had issued his proelamation, of
fering a reward for the capture of an es
caped horse thief, and the wagoners, who
had seen a description of the convict,
thlarittthe diRCVere a clq rgn
caped felon. Ho thoroughly satisfied were
they that they would receive the reward for
his arrest that they approached and ant
nounced that he was their prisoner. One of
them proposed, as he cracked his wagon
whip, to give him a thrashing and then let
him go, but his companion protested that it
was proper to ascertain whether he was the
guilty party before inflicting the punish
ment, and proposed to take hin to the resi
dence of Gov. lRandolph, which was near
by, and get his advice. Accordingly they
marched their prisoner up to the house,
and knocking at the front door, a servant
made his appearance, of whom they in
"is your master at honme ?"
The man opened his eyes in astonishment
at the inquiry and replied, vointing to the
Governor, "That's master.'
It is said that the Goyernor then promptly
confirmed the statement of the servant, and
joined heartily in the laugh that followed.
lie then told the man who had p-rop.osed to
whip hin without the opportunity of de
fense to remain outsidie and lhe would send
him a morning diranm, at the samue tIme uan
buttoning his coat and exposing a pair of
horse pistols, and remarking that ho should
certainly have used thoem had an attempt
been made to carry the threat of castigat,ion
into excntion. The other wagoner lie in
vited to join him in a hot breakfast.
The Antiquity of Weavling
The earliest records of time art of weaving
are to be found In the Old Testament.
Pharaoh arr'ayed Joseph in "vestures of
fine hnen," and Job lamented that his days
were swifter than thme wveavers shuttle, the
uisc of the simile proving fthat the shuttle
was a commnon and1( well-known object at
the time. Portions of woven cloth and a
weaver's shuttle have been found among
the remiiins of the Lake dIwellinigs, and as
the latter are believed to belong to the stone
age, the origin of the art may possibily have
been nearly coIncident with thme exIstence
of man. Few if any savage raceshave been
discovered altogether ignorant of the art,
and many of them have brought it to a con
siderable degree of perfection; while the
relics of the ancient Peruvians and Egyp
(lane show that they were skilled weavers.
Sanme fragments of Egyptian cloth were
found, on examination, to be woven with
threads of about 100) hank to time pound,
with 140 threads to thme inch in thme warp,
andi 64 in the woof. Although the art was
practiced extensively, and with no mean
skill, in very ancient times, it progressed
slowly and gradually-by small steps, at
long intervals. 'The great advances in the.'
art of weaving have been mamdo during the
past 800 years, mainly during the past cen
As love without esteem is volatile and
capricious, esteem without love Is languid
Hie that falls Into sin is a man; that
grieves at it may be a saInt ; that boasteth
of it Is a devil.
A weak mind is like a microscope, which
magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive
Short, isolated sentences was thme mode in
which ancient wisdonm delighted to. convey
its precepts for the reguilation of human con
Yea I this is life. Meko this forenoon
sublime, this afternoo: a' pslmj this nmIgl$t
a prayer, and timlo las conqutetd and; thy
crown Is won~ a
Cbiidesstging b6~1it Paradise:
elear iIudtte tt t1Iiilips #xid
Tum Flisneam Claims.
Sinytig to at n.lier, oaie' of a family,
''What Iaiy led you to uane this
cliia ''itu Finnegan ?" he reDled :
"Well, stranger, it was at Prescott,
and inc and Tuscan Jake was playin' a
game of cursock, Jist fur the drinks,
you know, wuen in comes one of them
cramv, blood-thirsty blood-houids that
turns loose in mining camp-, some
times, ripped out his six-shooter and
shot the barkeeper dead; and thou
turning on me and Jake. he said :
"'Now, either of' yen move an inch,
anti I'll blow the top of your--lieads
We know'tl he'd do It. Thhr was
th'e barkeeper dead, aid thar was the
pistol iluted right at ts. It was fear
ll ; we dari.u't take a full breath.
Jake's feellns worked on himi so pow
erfiilly that ie coildi't keep still; he
hitehed around a little. Quick as
light,nin a bullet laid him at my feet.
Now the pistol was turned towards me
with the muzzle within three feet of
my face, .ad tha eyes of the scoundrel
fairly blazed as ie said :
" -Move, move- you, Jist the tenth
part of an inclt !'
''It was the mtost horrible time of any
life. 'ihee sweat stood on my face like
cobble-stones. I knowed he'd kill me,
if I moved a inger, and it seemed all
the time that I was going to move in
spite of unyself. I even wished that he
would shoot te, and have itall over
with. Jist then a pistol lashed behind
the wild beast, and he fell dead in his
boots. Tim Finnegan had gottoo much
whiskey early in the evening, amd
stretched himself out on some barrels
in the corner and went to sleep. The
shots that had killed the barkeeper and
Jake waked him. And being sobered
by his nap, he, nubeknownst to me and
the iturderer, very easily and gradual
ly drew his pistol and sont the blood
hound to kingdom comle."
"You tled from the scene of horror ?"
"I hngged and kissed Tim."
"'hat is the name of this prospect
in front of us?"
"Tiii Finnegan No. 2."
"The one on the right?"
''Ti in Finnegan No. 3'
"And this on the loft?'
".im Finnegan No. 4.'
"Ilow many locations have you on
h[ow is it that you have No. 19, and
only sixteen locatons?''
"My boy, and my (log and my horse
is 'T'im Flnnegan No. 16,17 and 18.
"Yoa have not nitimed your wife
"No: but If I diled 'fore her and Tim
-Ie's a t>alelor--[ wait her to be
Mrs. Tim11 Finnegan."
Statlstios for Girls.
A young English statistician who was
paying court to a young lady,-thought to
surprise her with his immense erttdltion.
Producing his' note-book, she thought lie
was about to indite a love sonnet, It was
slightly taken aback by the followlhg htues
"How many meals do you cat_a day?"
"Why, three, of course; but of all the
"Never mind, dear, I'll tell you ill about
It In a moment."
ils peneil was rapidly at work. At last,
fondly clasping her slender waist:
"Now, my darling, I've got it, anid if
you wish to know how much has paused -
through that adorable little mouth In the
last seventcen years, I can 'give yotl the
"Goodness IG(raelousi What cap. you
"Now just listen," says he, "ang you
will hear exactly what you hav~e 'been
obliged to.absorb to maintain those charms
which are to make tihe happiness 6f my
"But I don't want to bear." ..
"All, you are surprised ~o doubt, but
statiRtles are wonderful thiiag.' J.uet liaton.
You are now eevenateen years old, so that in
fifteen years you have QbsreJ,--qIqp or
calves, 5; sheep and lambs, 14; chohekens,
827; clucks, 204; geese 1 .turkeys, 100;
game of various kinds 824, fiihes, '160;
eggs, 8,124; ve'getables (bunchesi) 200;
fruit, (baskets,) 608; ,cheese, 10$; bread,
(barrelp,) 11; water, (getllona,)89Q
At thIs the maiden i'eVolte, ana ing
up, exclaimed: 'i
"I think you are very imprtiInn'tf'and
disgustiag besides, an4 MlI n9t-61,ay to
listen to youl!"upon wh)ich,spefie)y W9 the
lie gazed after her with ar' aI At:&ek air,
and left,.saying tohimiself: .
"If she kopt talking at that rate, -twelve
hours out of twenty-four, her. jewaaroilld in
twenty years, travel a dIstanc9 o M854124
The maiden, within tuvo theaths; sniied
a well-to-do grocer, who *as no statiatfolan.
A reaunsa but Nsstve cure
Harr Stanley, atesided
has suffered severely pi1 t
rheumnatim. IFrom a at hetba
was reduced almost to ak th
especia)ly the orq, prq M
the -cords andn
casew9 toe 1
of the buth b su
the id6a of bathin lv
He was taked to ~o~t
maim.A son tt~