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rRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WJNN-NORO, S. C., JUNE 19, 1879.8
SILENT SONGS. of
When the song's gono out of your lfo,
'hat you thought would last to the end ; day
That tirst sweet song of to heart,
That no after-days can lend-- tal
The song of the birds to the trees
The song of the wind to the flowers-- 'tg
The song tha' the heart slugs low to Itslt , It t
When it wakes in life's morning hours. he1m
You can start no otter song,
'!ot even a tremulous note frig
Will falter forth on tho enipty air- -
It dies in your aching throat. the
It is all Ild vain that You try. Inti
For the spirit of song has fled. nee'
The nightingale slugs no more to the rose, v
When the beautiful Il >wer is dead. Con
So lot sileneo softly fall tttrt
On the bruised heart's quivering strings ;
Perhaps from the lo s of all, yon may learn sni
The song that the seraph sings :girl
A grand and glorious psalm
That n ill tremble and rise and thrill. ig.
And fill your brea.t with its grateful rest .
And its lonely yearnings still.
A Faithful Maid. hav
The blood-red ribbons of the storm sIta
threatening sunset were fluttering in the '
west; the huge oak-trees and pines of the full
forest were murmuring ominously, and the ,Jac
one chimney of the small farmhouse onl the girl
edge of the woods sent uip Its blue column 9
of smoke, like a cherry hand beckoning to ing
the way-worn traveler over the hill. And thlei
how bright and cosy the interior of the frott
kitchen looked, as )ora Klein stood on the
threshold, cold, hungry and inexpressil)ly ,lit
weary. A little girl, blue-eyed and blonde we
haired, scarcely yet sixteen, with i shy as- purl
pect and a shrinking mien, she had walked i;
f rom the city, seekingly vainly for work at. hart
various places she had passed, and now whc
at nightfall she was nearly discouraged. ferc
"A girl ?" said Mrs. Myers, dubionsly, tlew
as Dorah Klein proffered her meek re- up
quest. " don't know a1nythiuig about. up t
Mrs. Myers tur-ed to her husband, who low
sat by the fire, trotting a two year-old on doo
his foot, "What shall I do, .lames?" the
"She's a total stranger," he replied.
"But, she looks so weary and worn out,'" the
said the wife. unt
" Well, let her come in and stty all whc
night; a bowl of hread and milk and one atnd
uight's lodging won't break us." titer
So Dora Klein was admitted into the gro%
farmer's small family, and Fo neat and flp p
handy was she about the place, so light and hill
agile in her movements, so quick to learn appi
and steadfast to remember, that good-na- nort
inrel little Mrs. Myers had engaged her be- of It
fore she had been in the house a week. hoai
"You women are so impulsive," said thle low
honest farmer, shaking his head. (err
"Stiuppose she should turn out bad?" ed v
"low can she, Jates? said Mrs. they
Myers, indignantly. "She hais a face as A
innocent as a hahy's." lire
"My dear, I don't believe in physiog- thei
linm '" .oft
"or I, altogether. hut I (1o believe in crac
1)ora Klein."' in p
And as the lays and weeks went by; 'I
Mr. Myers was obliged to confess to himself stoc
that so far, at least, his wife's judgment or Kle
instinct had been correct.
The last November leaves were fluttering wa
down one clear, cold afternoon, when Mrs. A
Myers stood at the. door, ready to join her and
husband and baby in the wagon, to attend coil
a merry making at, the nearest village, aroi
some listance below, while Dora Klein and
was to remain at home to keep house. <
"Mind Dora you feed the chickens at teri
live o'clock, I)ora, and don't forget the lit- Kil
tIe calf In the pen; and if you have any A
extra time, you can just chop the meat drol
and the apples for the Saturttday mitice piea, tIe
"Come wife, conme!" catlled out. lher- htis
hand fr-om the wagoni.
"'Atid if the house should catch lire or
atiything," add(edl this prtudenit little edit Ion,
of Martha, troubled with niany cares, ''
muemiber-, that the money is In ani old stock- I bi1
ing under1W the board by the south wIndow, frop
anid the silver in the japannied box ntear- it. - nea
'"Yes, m'm," saId D)ora, kissing her- hand thur
to the laughing baby, "'I'll rcteember." nm111
-'Some pecople would say, my dlear, that iv e
that wastn't a very sharp p)roceeding of in a
yoursB," said( Mr. Myerts, its they (trove car
"' What. do yout meian ?" asked his wife. le '
''To tell that girl Just wherec our- vatluta- huts
bles at-e kept." froi
-"'Jatmes, whlat aii idIeal WhVy, I cani at ii
trulst Dot-a ase imiiIcitly ats I wvould ti-ust dliht
Mr. Myers whisteled and( dr-ove Ont, and1 geri
his wIfe was vexed wltht him for evenma
thinakinig sutch a doubt of Dora Kleitn, and(
lBut as they were jogging slowly home- lihti
ward in the November starlight, a neighbo- had
hailed them, joyously, ftom the top) of a thel
load of batres. ang
"'I say, it's time 'you wvere home," said(det)
Nehemiah Hlardbroks, 'your gal's got comn- atnd
fiha nd you mean? dlemfaded Myers. ac
"Whly the (loot-s and windowvs were tall it"g
open as I came b)y the ernossrotade, jest ot"e
where ye can see aoross tihe tmedder to youria
bacek door, and there was two or three tmen cont
in the kItchen. I thought It was 801me of miit
yourt folks, till I see youtr wagon ju tst nowv," n1)l
Jaimes Myers looked at his wife, to t
Mrs. Myers white, atnxious face retned the
the gaze. b
"D)ora Is there, assented Mr. Myer's, Ti
"'that's the very reason -1'm worrIed. Hold( wfiu
the baby. firm, anid, P'1 see vhat.'s in 0o(l froj
iHow they rattled over the frosty road,
DobbS n gallointg as If trying the turf, atnd
the old wood i'ushing past thiem, likCe the
Reenle spendors of a panor-amna, whIle to the a si
anxious hearts of wife and husband, every ed
motment seemed an ago. The housec was mAli
dark wheni they reAched it,. Mr. Myers flung Sa
the reins over the dashboard andit sprang skii
"Do-al Dot-alt Klein!" he called, bttt lie
t here was no ans~wer save the faInt eho of "yi
lisa own voIce, fan
And when the lamp WvAs lighted, It shone kn<
n a scene of dIsmay and confuission; but ask
the fit-st corner at which the farmer glanced he 1
revealed to hIm thtat the loose boards be- ani
neath .the south window had been torn he
away and the trenasuro poolk Whlfilh had4 hld left
the silver' spoons and the stopicings fill o hg<
hp~nk note -thir little -wa lemp . 'Io:rc
htI a ftrt abger,ai Mrs. Myers burst into
te5rs, d~ot so muchi, at all, at the loss of tiep IT ti
money, although thtat was a serhius enough IWI
matte, na t hlotenua teJ)o.nnl Klein. anu
whom she had unconseiously grown so.
1, was unworthy of a tender thought.
'hat. was one side of the little, every
life story at the cottage: and now let
take a peep at the other tier mnaster
mistress had beenl gone an hour, and
a was chopping away at the meat, sing
sone roundelay as she worked, when
racking on the floor, and turning her
di, she started to behold two very tall,
gruff looking men in the room.
Who are you?" demanded )orah, with
ltened valor, "and what do you want?"
' )on't worry yourself, my lass," said
taller of the twain, gruflly, 'and don't
cc any noise, if you don't want your
k twisted around like a chicken's.''
Vhile the olher, busying himself in re
noitering the cupboards and the shelves,
led suhlenly around with a valley of
Nothing but, tin and pewter,"' lhe
'led. "'l'ell us, where is the silver,
We have no silver," said Dora, falter
"What sho111(1 poor people like us do
The money, then? I know there is mo
for I saw him come out of the bank
erday with a wallet full.--Quick, we
Cn't aniy time to lose."
It's-it's up stairs, sewed in the tottum
lie feather bed, in the spare room," he
ed )orah-but you won't hurt me ?"
What shouldi we hurt. you for ?' scorni
demlande( the ruflian. "(,o up stairs'
<, and see, while I slay here to keep Ihis
from raising the neighborhood.
I shall not scream," sai(1 Dora, elevat
her head Colntemlptuonsly. Who is
e to hear me, if I did? We are far
1 aiy house."
'T'hat true enough," said the man called
t. (live us your knife, Casey, and
I1 stir up the life goose feathers to some
ose. The gal won't trouble us."
uit the heaivy footsteps of thte mn had
1ll sa1ounded at the head of the stairs
n1 I)orah's languid assumption of indif
nee vanished. Like a winged spirit she
across the room, and 111oiselessly pryiiu
the h>ose hoards wit h a knife, caught
he Japa,nned box and the stocking, and
ng them in her apron, jumped from the
window to avoid the moipe of the rusty
hings, and struck into the woods at
b)ack of the house.
o hnre ever darted more swiftly thromgh
tangled forest than did )orah Klein,
I at last safe in (he deepest recesses,
I.e 110 one who was not ninble as a deer
slender as herself, could follow, ind
, crouching down anong the under
1th, she watched and waited. As night
roached, and a friendly dusk crept over
and dale, she ventured by degrees to
'oach lthe side of the Woods, where the
h star beamedt overhead, reassuring her
er whereabouts. And when at last. the
se voices of the two men, hurrying
a a secluded by road struck momentary
r to her heart, the afterthought follow
itlh blessed relief-the certainty that
were-gone and she was safe. .
r. Mlyers and Janc were seated by the
that they had just rekindled, neither of
n with any heart about the preparations
lIe frugal evening meal, when the door
ked on its hinges, and something glided
nle and silent.
lie next moment the japanned box and
king lay in Mrs. Myers' lap, and Dora
a was sobbing on her shoulder.
Wh1y Dora," exclaimed the farmer,
does this lean?"
nd )ora told her story, incoherently
full of sobbing pauses, and when it was
luded Mrs. M3yers threwl her arms
md the girl's neck and kissing her again
James, James," she cried, almost, hys
ally, ''you will never mistrust Dlorat
n agai n.''
nd lJames Myers, wiping, a stray tew
> or so from his eyes, confessed that lit
[Dora Klein had been its true heroine as
iof Arce herself.
Giei'man Tree Fr'ogM.
eturnling fromt the University of Glessen
ought wvith me ab)out a (10zen green t ree
s, wvhich I had caught ini the woods
the towvn. They are' mlost dliflilt
gs to find, on account of their color 'so
mh resembling the .leaves on which they
I have frequently hieard 01ne singing
small1 bush, and, though I have seai'ched
fully, have not been able to find him.
only way is to remain quite qjuiet, till
gain begins his song. After much am
Swor'k, at length I collected a (dozenl
S and1( put thenm In a bottle. I stairtedi
ighit on my hiomiewar'd journey 1)y the
ence, antd put. the bottle conltaining the
:s into the diligence. My fellow passeni
were sleepy, old1, smoke-dried Ger
at; vei'y little conversation took plaee,
after' the first mnile every one settlcd
self to sleep, but soon all the sleepers
becen rouisedl at the 5same1 mioment. 011
r sieepy faces were depleted fear and
er. What had woke us all up so suid
ly? T1he morning was juist breakIng,
my frogs though in thme (lark pocket of
coach, had1( found it out ; and with One
>rdl all twplve of them began their morn
song. As if at a given signal, they,
and1( all of them, began to ci'oak as loud
bey could. The noise their united
Dert made(1, seemed(, in the close complart
t of the coach, quite deafening. Well
lit tihe Germans look angry; t.hey wantedI
brow the frogs, bott.10 and all, out of
widow, but I gave the battlo a good
dng, and made1(1 the fr'ogs keep quiet.
Germans tll wenlt to sleep again, bunt I
obliged to remain awake to shake the
as whien they began to croak.
A loyal Missonrui.
man with a one oye(t horse, rlgged in
raw collar and( dlilalIatedl, old-fash ion
race chalns, roe lines, and wagon to
clh, was seen in camp on tlhe banks of
d Creek last week. IIe wore a coon
cap, breeches of many colors, the
midwork of which ws yellow butternut.
sported a long, old-style rile, and a
ller" dog guarded the prop)erty. The
Ily wvas all In character, btit beyond our
wheedge of millinery to describe. Wheni
ed if he was on lis way to Leadville,
mid he had never "hearn of the place,"
when asked where lie was bound for
said : "Black homie to ql14 Waog I
thoroi~ not8 iIrt0 y hp \ygtg whiani the reb)s
eyey hng pl w td wont to
eve9l t 'o h tof de WY liparn a feller
uin 4 pftper tht h hng was~ all right
In, Rnd that the qld boiinty on wolf
Iplifhd bppn pt. book again t:n $fl, and
blught I was Auro.tf a living anyhow."
ao says there is no Iimigration to Mis
Adventure Withi a Iantimr.
The animal had already been wounded
ay a rifle ball. Having tarned the village
hlikarce to keep close behind ne with the
heavy spear he had in his hand, I began to
follow the wounded pantther; but had
3carcely gone t wenty-live yards, when one
Af the beaters, who was on high ground,
beckoneld to me, and pointed a little below
tim, and in front of mne. There was the
large panther sitting out, unconeealed, be
,weenl two bushes, a dozen yards before me.
I could not,. however, see his head ; and
whilst I was thus delayedl he cane out with
a roar, straight at me. I fired at his chest
with a ball; and, as he sprang upon ne,
the shot barrel was aimed at his head. In
I lie nex. moment lie seized ily left arm and
the gun. Thus, not being able to use the
rtiln as a club, I forced it cross-wise into his
mouth. lie bit the stock through in one
pliace, and whilst his upper fangs lacerated
my arm and hand, the lower fangs vent in
o the gun. his hind claws pierced my
left thigh. lie tried very hand to throw
Ie over. In the meanwhile the shikaree,
who, had he kept. the spear before him,
night have stopped the charge of the pan
her, had retreated solne paces to the left.
ie had instead of spearing the panther,
Ihouted out and struck him, using the spear
is a club. In a mlotent the anilal was
tpon him, stripping himl of my shtkar bar,
his Iturbian, my revolving rifle, and the
ytear. 'TheI'( man passed by me, hol-ling his
vouimded arm. The panther then quietly
!rouclied five paces ill front of me. I knew
ny' only chance was to keep my eye upon
him. I Ie sat wit it all lly despoiled property
itripped from the shikaree, around and un
ter him. The first step I moved back
wards ; keeping my eyes on the panther, I
ell upon lily back into a thick bush, hav
ng slipped upon the rock. tHere I was
till within one spring of the animal, who
ppeared, as far as I could see, to be,
lot at all disabled by the fight. Nothing
.ould have saved mte had he again attacked.
retreated step bystep, my facestill .owards
he loe, till I got to my horse, and to the
lther beaters, who were all collected to
ether some forty yards from the light. I
imnediately loaded the gun witht a charge
>f shot and a bullet that 1 by chance found
mnd taking my revolver out of the .holster,
md sticking it into my belt, determined to
sarry on the affair to its issue, knowing how
arely men recover from such wotnds as
nine. I was bleeding profusely from large
ooth-woinds it the ar"m ; the tenuots of
nly left han(d were torn open, and I had five
:law-wounds in the thigh. The poor Shi
Caree's ari was somewhat clawed up, and
f the panther wais not killed, the supersti
ioun of the natives would go far to kill this
tnan. Terribly frightened as lie was, his
xounds were not so bhit as itine. I per
lunded 1113' horsekeeper to come with me;
mnd, taking the hog spear he had in his
1and, we went to the spot where lay the
veapons stripped from the shikaree. A
Cw ytrd3 loyond tuem wan. t mntule(1 ie
huge panther. Again, I could not see his
hend very distinctly, but tired deliberately
:chind his shoulder. In One olmomcnt lie
vas again upon me. I gave him the charge
>f shot, as I supposed, in his face, but had
10 lime to take ailbu. The horsekeeper, in
Iesd of spearing, fell upon his back. In
lie next itsltant the pantiler got hold of my
eft foot with his teeth, and threw mite oit
ny back. I struck at himl with the empty
pun, and he seized the barrels in his mouth.
lis was his last effort. I sprang up, and
ieizimg the spear from the horsekeeper,
Irove it with both hands through his -side,
mad thus killed him. I immediately had
ny hoot pulled off. My foot bled profuse
y. Fortunately, the wound was in the
hiin part of the foot, and not in the instep
r i.t.kle; but the teeth had met.
Thu Newfnatnt1d1lnd Dog.
The extinction which has latterly threat
mned thme pure breed of Newfountdland (dogs
its beent fortuately arrested by the imapor
ianCe (of several sp)lenidi( sp)eciments of thte
~conberg breed, whtich is thle resutl of skil
'ui cro)ssiing betweeit thte St. Bernard, the
Newfoundland, iandt thme wolf (log of the
Pyrenlees. Thel (logs were recently brought
o this counltry in charge of thte famous
yonchlologist, lir I. A. Verkrtuzen. This Is
1tatible newvs for the outside wvorld, because
'veryb)ody3 has a-feelIng for that siagaciotis,
irave, and htandsomae brute thtat bears the
iiame of til uslantd, thtough few pers5ons
voutld be incliined to credlit the fact that
here are not. half it dlozen (logs inl the whtole
Untitedt Slates of absolutely pure~ New fopndl
andl breed. More mtarkedly thtan any other
taine sp)ecies, tiis (log p)erp)etuates aill tIhe
raits of htis breed, eveni to the progeny of
mimalls thatt mire very (distanttly remloved
romt his spcies thtroutgh miscegenation.
thence thte mtistake thtat mtany labor under
who believe they posess8 Ncwfoutndland (log
f a p)ure breed, while thleir big lets itre on
.3y suich in tenacIously preser'viing a strong
resembtIlanlce to their grandslres. 'Te aivc
mage height of the trite Newfoundland (log
s thirty iinchtes. IIe is entirely blacok, htis
3laws are wvebbedI to -the ploints, his paws
ie m1asivuL hIs gait lImjestic, and is
youniteni1nce striklingly iand dleeply trastful.
Butt It.e reniewed quatilities of t,his famotus
log are to lbe sutpersedled by3 the splendedl
rced known as the Leontberg. -iThe specl
nenls ntow htere are soon1 exp)ected to propti
late, 'buit t,hey will not be full grown till
hecir third year. Ilaron Essig of Leonberg,
Wurtemtberg, Ghermanty, wa~s te genitlemnth
wvho undertooIC the produelt)tOn1 of the anow
ipecies, taid' thte speclimens brought here
were carefully selected from lisa kennels.
:lootd spechnlens sell for $2.510, and stupe
rir (logs coummaind as high ta priCe ais $50,oo
At all the greatl dog shtows of Ihaiddn, Lhnmua,
Viena, Paris and LondOon they received
the highest premtman. Th'iey attr,in the
lieiglt. of thirty-slK inches andl( are fre'
:lnently over hiutndred p)Ounds in weight,
T'heir hteads awe large, aind hiatdsomte
shiaped, and0 thir bodies are strikingly
noblhe in their symiestry. TVhey InherIt with
large interest all the gen tlentess of time New
founadland, their intelligence surpasses t,htt
af any othler species of dog, and thety are
Dapaible of being trained to do almost any
tng withina the possibilit.ies of dogkindh.
[t will be a rare sight to behold four of
Lthese handl(somle brtes, this winter, brilli
tautly caparisonod, antd perfectly tractable,
hitched to a comnmodomus dog slelg g
flying over the frozen royla i is Irn
ofS Id, ,e uwne of Qtidf
E~ating am f i(e A !laege,
Ini thp winter of 1% Colonel Silank wlth
flftcen assaoogtes,, wpre iu the aont,wstr
part of Ar cina, 'wen,.tat be aid, "A pa
ty of Mpxipans fi(ed tup 11 plan to htavem uai
all sealped. They got Young Grizaly, the
youptg war chIef of the Apachesa. to enme
t us wIth about, savanty-five bravea. Ota
(Iiristmas afternoon, about four o'clock, as
we were coming through a canon oi our
way to camp, a perfect cloud of arrows
came (own oil us from the rocks above.
One of the Cotmnanches was killed and sev
eral of us were wounded. I got three ar
rows in my left arm and one in my left
hadm. You can see the mark there,' and
the Colonel showed a whitish zigzag scar
on the back of his hand. "We got out of
that place pretty quick don't you know, for
it was not a good place to stay. On New
Year's morning about sunrise two of our
scouts came in and said the Apaches were
coming (own the river and intended to at
tack us. The boys had a consultation and
they concluded to ambush the red devils as
they came down in their canoes. 'l'he boys
went down and hid in the rocks and watch
ed. They said that as I had only one arm
that was good, I had better stay up at the
cache, so I lay down on my stomach to
watch the fight. Presently I saw a lot of
black things that looked like logs coie
whirling down the river, and then came a
lot of sharp reports, and I saw the little
white clouds of smoke rise up from the
rocks. The Apaches were taken complete
ly by surprise, and although some of them
got in the rocks, the most of them were
shot. or drowned. When the fight was
about over, all of a sudden I felt queer. I
felt just like when a man is shut up in a
dark room and can't see, and soiebody
comes in. 1HI may not be able to see or
hear the person, but something tells hin
here is somebody near himt. I never felt
safer in my life than I did up there, bu-t
still I turned around to where the pati was,
and saw the face of an Apache just con
ing above the rock. I jumped up and so
did he, I did not have time to get out a
weapon, for I could see the fhash of his
tomahawk. I went at him and then he
threw his hatchet. The (11l edge hit me
on the forehead, and it splli my skull open.
See-feel that," and the dolonel took the
writer's fingers and guided them along a
sort of canal or open space on his forehead.
"Well, I didn't like that +ery much. I
fell down on my knees, aud'I saw all my
life inl one second. I said, '(harley, you
are gone this time, sure.' I was too near
the edge of the rock for the Apache to get
behindt me, so I stayed where I was. I
was confused, but I did not lose my senses.
I was a good boxer, and although I could
not see very well on account of the blooj,
still I kept my hands going, and I expect
ed to feel that fellows' scalping knife on my
head every second. He Cut at me two
or three times, and cut my'nose and cheek
and eyebrow, but I shoved him away. I
made a big effort to see, and I got my right
eye open and juniped at the Apache and
luckily knocked him down. Then I got on
top of him as quick as a flash and grabbed
at his knife. lie was too sharp for me,
aiid Ihe cuti my'thumb open, lint I did not
seem to feel it at all. Then he threw his
knife away and put both arms around my
neck an(d nulled my heul fnwu on ,io .....(
and tried to smother me. I (lucked my
head so that I could breathe. Both of his
hands were in use holding my head and
that gave me my right hand free and I used
it then, gentlemen, if ever I did. I punch
ed him in the ribs in a way a New York
prize tighter had shown me and I hit him
in the same place every time. Presently I
felt something give way. , had broken
one of his ribs. Then ever,' dime I hit him
I could hear hiim gasp for breath for I was
driving that broken rib in on his lungs. In
a few seconds his arme dropped down and
I felt him bite me in the shoulder and try
10 get inc by the throat. I was getting aw
ful weak, but this reminded me that I also
had teeth. I fastened them on his wind
pipe. I don't remember any more. When
the boys came up and found mile, the
Apache was stone dead and my teeth had
met through his windpipe. The boys
rigged up ia blanket between two mules and
took me (own to a Sonora ranche one hun
dred and sixty milcs off, and tl. re I was
laid up for four months. On New Year's
mornling my hair was long and of deep
b)rown, but five days after, when I got to
the ranchie It was as white as it is now. I
cameli to miy senses on the 161th of February,
but the funny part of it was that my brain
wais so muddled that I forgot English and1(
Spanish and could 0only speak German.
When the peoplo0 spoke to me1( ini iSpanish or
English, I could understand it and thought
it was Germlan, buit all my answers were in
Germnlil. Gentlemen, youl can eat what
you p)leaise, but for me, I don.. want any
more live Apache In mIine. Good1 nIght,"
and1 the Colonel wenit to bed.
Howv Old Hie WVas.
SmIth II. Is a notorlous loker---one of
those queer fellowa wh'lo Joke every
where, In all company, and from force
or habIt. IIe was attending court In
answer to a subpoena, and wvas -(tiling
att the puibl table, lie began to chat
withi an a cquainttnce, who presently
"Sinith i howv0( old you ?''
"'If I live,'' replied Smiith, solnuly,
"till 'lie 30th of' next month, -I shall be
A lawyer, whto siat oppoiIte, hero
looked at 1h1m wIth ani expressBion of
suirpirise, but saidl nothinlg. The next
(lay Smithh wals called as a witness, and
al ter giving his niame anld residence,
was asked his age.
"iIft.y-three wais the prompt i.e.
"What " exclaimjed the lawyer.
"Did' I hear you say at thle hotel,
yesterday, that you would be sevenlty
(ole If' you lived unitil the.3.0th of' this
"Next month, sir I With thlat cor
r'e'tilon, I did say so.''
"A lId now~ youI swear that you are
but. Iil fty-th ree ?'"
"Yes, sir I"
"WVell, sir t tell us whlat kind of a
witness you are, any waty. Whlat do
you me10 in ?"'
"Why, I thuIs 4 you live Mtil tile
80th of negt month you may be a' hun
dlrot-becau~se sig, next month % is Fb.
(layS" i and hoii t see the 30th) of Fe'b..
ruary3 i exp~ect to be seventy-'oue 1''
TAhe Vour't, the batv, and the audience
all joined in the lau'gh, and4 Amith's
exaitia on waC proceeodod with,
Wayv is it il $ at the liotel the Anan
who goes is oat-dt the waitgr, atlh .tIte
smn who 'eally 'watta for himli tp qome
backt la ale tine gmat9
"Sliell In Life."
'I'here has recently returned to Baltimore
from Europe ta lady of high social standing,
whose Imarried life has been an unusual
mlxtnre of romance and unhappiess. Not
many years ago she was it helle in Baltimore
Society, and many it wooer paid homnage to
her beauty. Among her admirers were two
in par'ticulir-one a Baltimorean and a sol
dier, the other at Philadelphian, rich and
prominent. Both courted her assidulou1sly,
and at length she decided between them
and chose the I3althinoreanu for her husband.
The marriage was celebrated wit hi great,
splendor, and was one of the fashionable
events of the time. The gay belle became
a devoted wife and uimother. ILess than two
years ago the husband died, leaving his wife
with four children. I Her grief was intense,
and when, a short time ifterwarl, one of
the children died, she thought her loss
greater than she could hear. Now the diitl t
carded lover appears in the midst of her
grief and renews his suit., but she refuses to
listen to him. At the opening of another
year she is found watching by the siek hccd
of her youngeat child, when the rejected
suitor again appears and oilers his comfort,
his aid and his heart. She was driven by
necessity to necept his aid, and after the
funeral of heryoungest child she mnarriel him.
Together they sailed at once for Europ
hui hardly had the ship left the wlnrf wlt,
she found that the man she had married
was it jealous tyrant. Ier every net was
mtisconstrued by him into an iInpropriety.
Iis treatment of her was shameful, and the
remembrance of that. voyage will always
remain horrillle in her mind. When they
reached the Continent his tyrinny cont inue't
-and as a htst resort, she confided her
troubles to a partl' of Balt imore friends that
she met. With them she found a place of
refuge. foon after she returned to 13alti
more withl her new found triends, leaving
her jelous husband on the other side of the
wiat er. She is now living in retirement
among those who will see that, she never
suffers again at the hands of the m who
was so kind whent a wooer, bu so tyranini
cal wheti a husband. -
"Change a fIve'
The question was asked by an eiger, red
haired inu who had lrushet in fromn the
street without, a hat, and seemed soinewhtt
out of. breat t.
"Is it a five?" inquired 111e ('ishier Ian
guidly, ar'ousing fromu a dioz(. -"Cer ~'itinhy
it is," exclaimed lie with the sandy locks;
look at it yourself," and he laid the lill 'm
"Joli!" shouted int' cashier to a man em
ployed at the other end of the room, who
drew nigh, "what sort of a bill is thatf
dfon't touch it!"-"I'hat, '' said.hohn, sliding
furtively toward it, "that's a V.
"Sure it's a V?" asked the cashier, while
the mau of hyacinthile thatch nervotlsly
wrricrleil tils Ii, ,i'rv nil b,<tr,s.y 'l i"tu,..tiencc.
--"o9urse It's a1 '--.i to clin at'e It y'Utouir
"Well," said tc cashi'r, "if it is reallly
a \ all the while, and continues to be a V,
you eInn go and call the lnotary."' [Ehit. I.
i. C. J-'' \ liat. are you up to? W hut t he
dickens do you mean" inuired the penson
of ruddy plumage, inl ar Ilutter. ''hy
(lon't you give ti' the climiiige, if you're
going to.,"--"lI deeply regret the necessity
of these little formalities,'' said the cashier,
with a depreent iig how, ''deeply ;" and Ih(le
took a $2, two t1I'S and two half dollars
from his drawer and lid them1 by the side
of the V. "Don't touch 'em, if you please,"
he added, as the man of illuminated tresses
wias about to appropriate themi. "There's
a man waiting for me next. dool'," said the
latter with a nervous twitch of his (yetrow,
"and he Wants to cateh the train." "I
deeply regret the necessity for these little
formalities," repeated the cashier in a .pa
thetic but melodious tone of voice. And
lie took from a sidte drawer it legal blank,
cahnly filled it upl, after' iaking the stranger's
niame and1( enterimng a bIrief personal descip
tion oft hhm on the outside, Hie then r'eadi :
'"Know till mien by these pre'(sents-"
"See here! are you crazxy(" said( the per'
son of cap)illar'y fervor..
'"That ilichard .Jenks, cashie'r of lhink's
restaurant, No. 11,447 Broadway, parity (If
first part," conutinuted that gentleman, ''and
Hienry W. Swazer', hatter' and ftu'rier, No.
"'Yes! That's r'ighitl iut whalit in thiiunde'
are you ablout?''
''Why, you seec, I wiant to just exchanuge
dloctments, duly itaCle, showig thait,
that bill of yoturs is a fIve and1( that I gave
you the right chnge. To keep me fumm
getting you aurrestedI foi' intrglary, you un,t
derstand, [ might sweatr I gave you a fifty,
don't you see. I deopIly regret, --- No.
11,542 Br'oad(way, par'ty of the secoi parIt.
did, On (r iab out-'
"'Look here!'' exclaimed ini wrathi the
person of scarlhet,hlirit'it ei decoraitlin, "'yo'reu
a fool! You s'pose ['ml going to stiand htere
all night? I could have gone to the oity
hitll by this timie. Git out with y'(iur inifer
And lie grabbed htis bill and lIed as the
cashier said "Why, don't hurry, the not a
ry wil be here shortly. I dleeply regret"
-but the apology wias obstrutctedI by the
door whose angry slanm souumdedl like a
Io4ti'ilet4 ight,, in a 0Ut11:aow CIt.y.
Lying in an' openl space in a street, some
wvht, larger than theo rest, we saw four'
htuman beings in such a pitiful st ate of (d15
(1ase It made me shudder; (one femaile ith
three maltues, almost. mude, incaalel of
mnovinlg, covered wit.h sores, insects ar
filth, they were dyinug slowly, In fact werec
placed there to (lie, no onie wvith them to
say a kind word1; even the pass.ers by onily
gave themi a glance and passed1 onu. Asking
the guide who these unfortunates were, and
why such hihbumanity was allowed, he re,
plied that they were afilcted witht an hiuur
able disease, and belo'nged to. the ",Joss,"
andt it was of nto itso ntor was it rIghit to
care for cIttm, as they wvould soon (110 and
b~ turied by the ptublic. Emactated to a
.rIhtful dcgree, they l.ay there all utnvon
se0t1 us .d indifferent, their- eyea t\xed in a
vacant sttart, the satamp og dleth upont their
(etweta day or less woutld eitd their ex
e0 no1tw aboIlt fifteent inutes itn the
place, 4t\d miy fr'iend scud Ito.elt as If ho
Wanted to gq out. I felt luueh - the. same;
but, havinug ben informted that to-dauy was
one of the few when.a.yls4 to the. jail was
allowed, I braoed uip, and eeptquering .the
*feel ing..of ausuea, went witht the, gidel
thr ig anmber of these wrotebted arcots
until artlying at a soewhat arger,ttructus;o
than' those in the,.Immediate:viIn4y ,We
entered, glInn the good.wilIt f so oeat
by the git of a fr&nc. Filth anu) steneb'
as every where else, prevailed. The sight
of a criminal chained to an upright st anchion
that supported the beams overhead at the
eatratnce to the corridor, along which are
several cells with strong wooden Loors and
curious Chinese locks, was pitiful. lie was
at recaptured fugitive; and was to be taken
three tinmes a week to this stanchion, the
ground inder his feet being st rewn with jag
ged stones, and broken glass bottles, and on
this compelled to walk, probably wit h no food
save what relatives or friends brought him.
The glass and bottles, broken fine, (id not
cut much, but to judge fron the painful
expression on his squallid feat ures he must
have sul'fered considerable. In an adjoin
ing cell four Innan beings were confnhed
carrying around their necks boards abont
two feet sluare, which were clasped oin
theml when thrst brought up for punishment,
and are not removed until their terms expire.
1nrass nails were driven through and pro
truded at least an inch at the bottom, serv
hiag to keep the shoilders of the poor men
raw with the pricking caused by the slight
est inove. I folding out t heir t hin, trembling
hands they beg for food. A female was in
the room, a sister of one of the criminals,
bringing hinm food 1111d bathing his head ad(1
shuilders. I gave her at few silver pieces,
atnid gaVe her to lnudersland through the
guide tlatt it was to be used to procure food
for hier brother and companions. 'I'hese
live being tll the intnllites at. the time, we
starled for the purer air outside the wallis.
As a general thing, long terms of confine
nent are customary in (bina; grave oflen
se- are punished by decapitationl, theft in
niany being thuas punishied, lesser offenses
by punlishment like t ho se jlas vitnessei
a nd flogging.
O( our way out we ased that group of
dying wretches in the open s(gaie, a11(1 no
ticd hI lat one of Iheir ntumber had disap
peared; lie expired a few minutes after we
passed, and w as by this time uinder ground.
Breat hing tle pure air agatin, and away froam
so mttch filth and mtisery, I could not help
beig struck by thte contrast of the fine
buildings, the hmndsoine equipages of the
wealthy, and the scenes of huan inisery
and wret chedness just witnessed. I found
my friend, who had chosen to examine the
Inore agreeable curiosities, in the restataralt
of the hotel de Colonies, in conversat mon
with its g,enial mnanager, Mr. liown, a1 1al
tiaporean of litfeen years ago. It, is truly
said that of the horrible stenches the steneIh
of a1 dirty (-hinese city, with its narrow
streets, its inhabitants, nanlhering ain
thousands, is the most. disagreeable.
Itenders Will plea.se notice that the
few facts and iniedentts given are froin the
dark side of Chinese life; Ihey are not. aill
of this one type and claiss. Although the
aajority of them may be rightly tormed a1
aniserahle, sulp(erstitius chiss of people, the
ninority show to it decidedly better advatn
tage. They colprise merchants, Iechan
ics, servatts, tild followers of all vocations.
They dress more Iastefully. In fact, a
Chilnaain In good Circlunntances weatrs lip
palel consisuIna1g chiefly of silken anl(d otler
rare lnaterials, his head and ('lie are always
kept in apple-pie order, and his features
are of at more refined and agreceable east.
Educatted in the different branches of their
native language, a great mun1ber of them
have lnastered the lEnglisla, and read and
write to perfection. They are shrewd in
bausines., and aceumulate with rapiity.
The liaibits or Hirds.
At. a recent ineut,ig of the Marylatud
iueatdviny of sciene, Otto LtIgger read a
pailer on birds, based upon his own
pecsonal observatlons. Alost birds, he
says, take but two meals at day-early
Ii the morning and abott, (lark; birds
of pruy rarely Imore t.han one a day.
''haree hotias out of the tw "ent.y-fotur
seet stifllelcut rest In sleep lor singling
birds. Thoy are sensibly afiected by
less lubi laintly duarig cloudy, wvet
wecmater. AMale birds uIsuaIlly mtate wviL,h
oaie teamale amnd reamiain faIthfulaa to her,
gaing hi~ter whIle she buIlds thme nest
for thme eoaming brood, aand f'eeding her
wile shec Is icubating the oggA, or'
taktiag her lhace whaile she tlies off' ln
seairch of' food BI rds have lIt the dia..
r inaattion as to whaat, kind of eggs are
placed undaier t hem un the inest to iaueu
batei, ad wIll try to hlaltch acornas or
an ins If placed -han the anest inasteaad of' eggs.
A temiperature of 8t0 deg. 1aarenhleit
f or twenty-oaae daays Is requtired to hatch
imost bIrds' eggs. TIhe younag ar*e not,
aissitedl by thetr paentts to leave thet
egg, butt when eacha one( hals broken Its
waay out thae parenat nreof'ully remloves
the pileces of broekent egg froam the nest,
l'he yong genecraltly emterge f'roam the
larger end of' the egg, anid, before coin
lig out, can be haard alt work, breaking
thieir waty. Th'ley are horn humangry, anid
open1 thelir maouthaes for food ats soon ats
borni, anid aire grealt enlter's. Theirc eyes
open9 in from fIve to tean danys, Whtena
thec younag 1)1rd Is 0old enouagh to forage
for Itself It is crutelly dirivena awvay by the
>alrent biads. Manay bir'ds arec trouabled
t)y skina and( f'eather' pa rashites on theair
he"ads anad wlings.
A lady who feels natuiral tan rubb)er boo)ts.
1Boy who don't like to throw snow balls.
People whlo go out ian thte ran with their
People wIho turnt pap~er colhlrs, for econo
Youang amen who can caill for a five cent
eIgar before a crowdl.
People who raihse their ht to a lady atller
she has paissedi by.
Young mani wvitha red hiri who dIoesn't
cringe whlen remInded of it.
Young lady who~ does not hook in a plate
glana wv ldowv, as shte is pasing by.
A sojJ girl over fourteen who. doesn't
like gum, and talk slang. Trhere are a fe w
excep)tlins to thus latter assertion.
(aan whop can face a bald headed deaco.
when heo thrusts the contribuntIon box at
hlm-wthnout contribautIng somtethaing.
A Hotusehtold ('ot.
Onea of thae straunge tiIngs In lIndha is
t,ha numibear of litthole aar'ds ruanningt
abouat the coIllang of' the hiouses. Ge
whaere youi will; you wIll see themt; and
at nilghat fhlay come out and 1haunt fot
flies and other insecots (and thecre is no
geatrohty In either), :T.hey make a kind
of slucking - nuse, reseomblin~ itme
whaat thj o1 of a 4e Iohtoher' P 194ens~
are. pkat'feO h a.rtaule, aul te a
At ani early liour a man who had an
eye brimful of conlblence In- timtselt
entered a Detroit restaurant kept by u
man who takes interest li manly sports
and thus began :
''My naine is Shaw. I have just ar
rived. in case I can raise suilelent
linterest in this city I propose to Walk
011e thousand miles in --
"Uail again-very busy-see you la
ter--got to go right over the iver !"
said the restaursut man as he got away
out of sight.
Thle nanl namned Shaw <didn't seeml
great-ly surprised at his reception, ant
his ehitn was still high as he walke .1
into a bill-poster's am asked :
"':it you do some posting for nt ?'
"'Oh, yes. There's scarcely at month
in the whole year that, we don't post,
kull at least. one (lodger for some one or
other,'' was the reply.
"I may want to put out 10,000 three
sheet bills next: week," observed Mr
Shaw ; "I propose to begin here an at
tempt, to walk 1,000 miles in---"
All o1ur boards arc se(lnred for
two mont.ohs ahead," interrnpted thtt
poster wit.h terrible earnestness, and
he at once began to sweep the dusty
Iloor with at dry broom.
Mr. Shaw coughed and went out.
T'he store of confidence in hIs eye had
beent reutued about one half, but he
liad a good card left.. Making his way
to at tobacconist's store whose shop is
the headtluarters of lovers of horses,
dogs, dunib-"bolls and athletie sports,
ie purchased at Cheap cigar and casual
ly observed to the crowl :
"Gentleimiie, my uname is Shaw. I
was thinking ita hall couttid be secured
on favorable terms I would mtake the
attempt to walk "1
"Wait!" shouted every man in the
room in chorus, and in less thatt fit'ty
seconds all had fIled out and gone their
ways. Then the tobacconist reached
down for his slung-sliot, crying out;
thit, Mr. Shaw had driven away seven
teen of his best customers, but before
lie couid use It Mr. Shaw uiade the at
tempt. to walk past one street corner In
one York mitute, and lie achieved a
The .ove St.or.v of ia Murlrer.
Ilichardcs iaaes was recently executedi
in Ila rrisonville, Mo., for m'irder. A few
days before the execution took llace, he
imle the following answers to lueR!mins
1m1 in idmb"
"W 1here. did you meet Clrk t"
"'I1 met him1' in H5ates t:oumty, atucl we
Itivelled together t wo days."
"Did von have any trouble with him?"
Did you talk to hih about buying the
Yes; aid he agreed to drive them to
It wrenice, Kan., from whleh place they
Were to he shipped.
l)id he have any ars abolt him?"
"lle had a revolver in his belt, and at
about 4 o'clock the second lay I let miy
horse fall ick a few feet behind his and
drew muy pistol.'"
"I rode up to within four feet of hhm
" WVherec did the hall hit hhn?"
light in the hack of his head, and he
slid off his horse on the prairie. I then
rilled his pockets and secuired $12 and a
silver wateh, but did not touch his pistol.''
" You loft hihn.. where he fell i
''After driving tihe cattle about a mIle I
went batck and locked at, the-body. It was
cold and1( 1 covered it up wvith a blaniket,
and1( put1 the'(11( deadmn's hat over lisa face.
Iwas a rcool for leaving it on the p)rairke,
and had4( n( buins to kill Clark, and must
suffer for' it."'
Afler the murtder IsaaICS drove the cattle
to1 West Lne, tandt shipped thema to St.
I.ouis, where they wore so1(d by IIunter atnd
Evans, and1( netttedl $825. iIe then went di
reet, to his brtother-in-law's in souithweste'rn
Kantsais, andi begtan to 'work for Mr. Chiii
son, a neighboring farmer. When apt ak
intg of working for Mr. Chilson the prisotner
suddenily turtned lisa head aside0,
and1( his wvhole franie shook wvith a thrill of
temiotion. Trears fell. fast, and it waVis somei
mInutes before Isaa could~ say a word.
At lenigthl he said:
"I wats going to marry Allie Chlson."
"You were arrested near Mr. Chil
"'Yes; a dozenm men rushed upon me with
drawnm revolvers, and I begged hard to see
Allic once more; but thmey pulled meit away,
and I thought they were going to lynch
"'You were willing to come?"
"Certainly I ought tohang, andi expect
edi nothing else, but I didni't want a mob-to
Isanes said that his first trouble was ini
l'aola, where a gratun merchant accused hhln
of raising a.check and procuring money
upon01 It. Tlhis accusation, whvlichi Iasaes
pirouoneed false, was the beginn.ng of hisa
troubles. Allic Cilson, to whom lie was
etinged, wvoltld hiave noth!ng more to do(
with him. The gIrl afterward, hiowev'er,
partIally relented, and said If Isaes coultd
raise $1000 she0 would be miarriedI to imi.
TIo wiin the girl, lie says, lie bonunitted the
General WashIngton was dIgnilled ini
manier and speech. Hie oegieted'appropriate
consid.oration for himsolf and irpes1gion;
but}ie exhibitel:a tra4t ang men of. high
station-hie Ws always eo 1tkrate towards.
lis asAbbiated this high-i id rjo hi
also lia tendei sympathy.
Stopping one dAy -.dbrlng the Ware at a~
kouse in Now *oey,o e foun~hp3
officer wound.ed,~.Theo, fiwer~9I nl to
bed, thid *as do '(eeleo tH seOO~thQ5
agItated hirn. WashinAtonssydk6ifh(th
a low tone, and while at dinner *#seo
quiet, as to influence-hts. ofRers.toi at ihm.
lar considerathitifor i t voundediadani a
When he had dlied he left th e,root piu
tihe ofiloers, unrestraitdad 1y hisp e
Washligf4n enerdOtt tlp4$, w tot
Tippdeioatp in~~tf1 *tQ*
by a, conslgtt qetans,