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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., AUG UST 2, 1879. VOL. III.-NO. 7.
liso I for the day is passing,
And you Jie dreaming on,
The others have buckled their armor,
And fort'i to the fight are gone ;
A place in the ranks awaite you,
Each man has some part to play,
The p.ist and the future are nothing
In the face of the stern to-day.
Rti,o from your dreams of the futuro
Of gaining some hard-fought field,
Or storming some airy fortress,
Of bidding some giant yield ;
Your future has deeds of glory,
Of hoi,or (God grant it may I
But your arm will never be stronger,
Or the need so great as to-day.
lise ! if the Past detains you,
Her sunshino and storms forgot,
No olaims so un,torthy to hold you
As those of a vain regret ;
Sad or bright, she is lifeless over,
Cast her phantom arms away,
Look not back, save to learn the letson
Of a nobler strife to-day.
Rise I for the day its passing,
The sound that you scarcoly hear
Is the enomy, marching to battle
Arise, for the foe is hero ;
tay not to sharpen your weapons,
Or the hour will strike at last,
When, from dreams of a coming battle,
You will wake to find it past I
A Tragical Love Story.
Whilst travelling in Brittany some year
. ago I stopped at the village of It , i
snall, unpretending place lying on th<
northwest coast not far off Quimper. Oi
the next morning, the weather being bright,
I strolled out to take a last farewell of thc
place. Afar from the village, and close tc
the sea, was a small hut ; what, drew ily
attention to it was its pretty garden lin
front, and its close proximity to the church
yard. An old, wrinkled, stooping Womar
passed before me ; I asked her who resided
"Ahl sir," she said, wiping a tear,
"b lat's a sad story."
"h low so? " I asked.
'"''here once lived there," site replied,
the ieauty of our village-our fair Yo
nan ; the villagers at night see her walking
by the sea singing to the waves."
I [ere she wiped another tear and piously
crossed herself. I asked her to relate ic
" Will.i-gly, sir," she s9a1d ; " come intc
So we entered the small churchyard, and
as we sauntered among the patlis the wo
man began thuis:
" Yonan was.an orphan, and lived hap.
pily in that cottage; her only companion
was an old woman, Manon by name, whc
loved the beautiful girl with all her heart.
Manon was proud of her, and called ter
'her child.' They lived a lonely, quiet
life; the cottage was always clean, til
windows laden with flowers, .the garder
was full of roses, Yonan was always sc
fond of them ; she rose early in tlic norn
ing with tihe lark, sniled out of her window
to nature, watered her roses, singing her
favorite ballad, and the birds flew to he
and ate out of her hand.
" Yonan was tall and lark, the sea ali
had darkened her skin, and gave deep red
color to her checks; the long walks ren.
dered her a robust, well-made naiden; sit
gazed so often at the sea, that the waves
seemed to reflect their blue-green tint ir
her eyes, which were large and fringed
with thick eyelhshes, the sun had burnt her
hair into a dark, lustrous brown. They
called her ' Sainte Yonan,' she was so pure
and Innocent ; her low musical voice suited
all cars. At last they all wondered in the
village, 'who will win thee, our faIr Ye.
nan ? ' Theli young men were shy, and)
dhared not climb up to the height wher(
Yanan stood in her own atmosphere oi
p)urity. One night, she and Manon sat to.
gether before the lIre spinning-it rained
hard, Yonan was agitated and nervous.
Manon looked at the beautiful girl who sal
theip spinning, her black cross hanging~
over the white kerchief she had pinned
across her bosom; there was no light in,th<
room, the fire crackled merrily in the wict
fireplace, and threw its warm rays in th<
kitchen, casting the two women's shiadows'
against the walls, reddening thne ulate, and
the thin saucepans reflecting theJurid glare;
a vase of flowvers, whiuch Yonan had gath
ered In the morning, stood on the wooder
table In the center, aiid a harp was by Ye.
nan's side. A strong gust of wiad broughi
the rain clown the 01(1 chincey, and made
it rattle against the window panes: a knoch
at the door echoed throughi the cottage, th<
woman started, 'Manon,' she said, ' why
does my heart throb?' She went out 0i
the room, Manon heard the door open, and
a man's voice say it was so wet, and, beinl
a stranger, knew not whither to go. Yonar
bid him come in.
"A tall, strongly built man walked Int<
the kitchen, his steps resounding on ti<
bright stones ; ho had a dark, sunburni
face, andi curly black hair thirowvn back ;
wide, open forehead, dark, black, fiery
eyes, and a thick, black, curly beard ; th<
fire fell upon his face and added to hit
manly beauty a softening, warm ruddiness
Yonan stood by the door trembling anc
looking at the stranger.
"'I fear,' lie saId, 'I am disturbing you:
if so, I will leave you.'
"'0, no,' said Yonan, in a tremblinh
"'Warm yourself before the fire,' saik
Manon, noticing his wet garments, 'yet
" The new comner thanked Manon, wh<
rose to lay some food on the table, but Ye
nan gently put her back and laid the choti
herself-the stranger followed Yonan'i
movements with a steady gaze full of ad
" 'I come from Quimper,' he said, 'm3
'iamne is Hlery ; I have come here for a slher
* ~ time before leltving my country,, Brittany
on. a long journey. across the sea
* " There was aclashof plates, and Manon
turning round, saw Yonan tilrn pale 'an
st.agger, but she soon recovered and ben
her face, whichi blushed like the. roses shi
loved so much lery helped her, humbl~
excusing himse ff for all the disturbance hi
gave them. -Yonan avoided his hand.--bu
when she toiuched it ihi gli hit th
K,bread, ashi*oat'an t iough ads
fore the ie; phe oked at her-3u ?l
he not admire the lovely girl with the fire i
playing upon her face? 1
"'You play upon the iarp ' said Ilery <
to her. ' Will you play for me?I
"A few days after he had gone, Yonan I
Cliic inl the kitchen, and said in a voice
which quivered with happiness:
"'1Manlonl, I have seen Ilery in the
'''In the churchyard ? ' Manon asked.
"'Yes,' Yonan replied, ' near a rose-tree.
Is lie not beautiful, Manon ? So proud and
handsone I Mlanon, you should have seenl
how frightened and ashamed the others
looked.' And she laughed, the roses re
turned to her cheeks, ier eyes were bright,
and1 MINioni was glad-, so glad l
"'On another night, Yonan, tlnking
Manon was asleep in her arm-chair, went
out in the garden, but Manon was not
asleep, and she could see in the garden
through the window. which was open, and
so MaInon could hear as well. She saw
Yonan il the garden, the moon throwing
her silver rays on the girl's lovely face; a
1111111, lery, joined her; lie came to her and
folded her inl his arms, saying: ' Yonan,
my beautiful flower, thou knowest how
deeply I love thee.'
"' Yes, Ilery,' she replied in a happy
voice, ' and I have loved thee since that
evening that thou didst knock at our door
and I bade thee come in.'
"The lovely maiden offered her pure
brow to his lips, and he kissed her.
"'IGive me a rose, Yanon,' he said, 'that
I might. wear next my heart in remembrance
of thee '
" Yonan's fair hand hi oke a rose which
was closing its petal to sleep, and gave it to
him; Ie kissed her white fingers.
"'Yonan,' lie said, ' my heart bleeds to
leave thee I'
"'hiou art not going away, Hery ?' she
replied ; ' thou art not going away ?
'Did I not say so to thee,' lie said, 'on
that first night my eyes fell upon thee ? I
must go, lovely Yonan, do not keep me;
pray for me at night-nay, thou must not
give way thus, iiy fair flower,' lie went oii
as she laid her lead on his shoulder and
wept ; ' give me courage, think of the clay
of my return, when I will clasp thee to my
heart a bride 1'
"'Thou wilt always love me, dear Iery?'
" ' For ever-that is a long timne,Yonan
thinkest thou I will not pine for thee ? "
"'I will long for thee, Hery,' she said,
as the roses in wiiter long for the summer
"Ilery brought her in, and confessed to
Manon his love for Yonan, She blessed
them, but her teirs fell fastly at their last
)Do not go,' Yonan said, clinging to
himn1, 'I feel I will never see thee again I '
1' Do not fear,' he replied in a sobbing
voice; 'do not pine for me, I will return to
thee, I say.'
" The excitement was too much for her,
Yonan fainted, and iery, blinded with
tears, rushed away.
" Yonan bore his absence with great for
titude, She rose earlier in.. the morning,
and Minlon heard her asking of the bird
which fed out of her hand. 'Where- is
Hery ? Thou canst fly to him; I wish I
had thy wings ' Then she watered the
rose-tree fromt which she had given him
one, then went up a rock and sat there,
with tears in tier eyes, dreamily gazing at
the wide sea. Manon often surprised her
there, weeping over others' sorrows. 'Poor,
Innocent, unhappy Yonan.'
"Soei months passed by since lie had
gone, and one morning she took Manon to
a secluded spot in the churchyard, where
two roses grew tozether.
" 'Manon,' she said, 'when IIery and I
are dead, bury us here, in this spot, where
I saw him after the night he caime to our
"'My child,' Manon answered, 'there's
many a happy day in store for you, and
you wvill bury me first.'
"'N~o,' she said, ' I dreampt the IIoly
Virgin stood before fiery and me, beckon
ing us to go) to tier.'
"Manon crossedl herself and becseechced
Yonan to return home.
''A year anid a hailf elapsed. No tidlings
camie fronm Hery, yet Yonan was not ner
vous. I1er eyes were now dreamier look
lng, amid she often fell into long, melan
choly miooods. The tears would ran dIowa
tier checks, which were thinner amnd paler.
IIer hands were clasped together, and when
Manon spoke to tier she answered nmot.
On a dark, stormy-looking afternoon Mianon
saw Yonan seated on the rock watching
the sea. She jobmled her, and asked her
what ailed tier.
"''Nothilng,' she saId, in a voice wvhich
was growing very low and sad. Then she
turned round and said, ther voice trembling
with emotion, 'Hr scoming, coming
1cloudls are thick, he will have bad weather.'
" Manon looked at 11cr bewildered, but
Yonan went down the rook and in the cot
" Later on, it grew aq dlark as night ; the
clouds1 were gathering together. Manon
and Yonan knelt side by Ride and prayed.
"'When we die, Manon,' Yonan wis
pored, 'you'll bury us there I'
"The stornm broke out, lightning flashed,
the waves were heard roaring and dashing
against the rocks, the house shook, the
thuinder roared, peal succeeded peal, one
flash was followed by the other with dread
" 'Did you not hear ? ' said Yonan start
"The thunder subsided a little, a cannon
shot was hoard. Manon shuddoredh. It
was the signal of a ship in distress. Yonan
shrieked and rushed out, followed by Ma
non. 11cr eyes wore dilated-she walked
erect. The sight which met their eyes wits
dreadful. The rooks looked like giants;
the sea could not; be heard; from afar, the
thunder never ceased roaring. Manon en-1
treated Yonan to return, buit she only went:
on, until they met some villagers hurrying
dlown to the sea to offer wh at assistance
"'The.name of the ship Is L'Eclalr ?'
"Mainon was astounded to hear a vlilager
say it was. A great crowd was ainassed.'
They nm'de their way toward srbck, led by
Yonan. When they got up there, Yonan
stretched otut tier hand. -The lightning
flashed, lighting up the vfilager's scared
faces, their eyes bent to the place which
'Yonan pinted Qut. Her face was, deadly
jpale. hey saw'k sinkfng Vessel-boate
crowded rowing - toward the coaeskmen
swimming, all crying for help, but a wave
upset the boats, passed pvet the swhrminers'
heaids, eid hhshied thetoledet6ekeov, Sneo.
a eight:had nevers been tesee496'bbfoie .;
the tolling whves, a4 high lib nfouhin*,
I carrying ali before thoeie ; tndhoetnM1
hore unable to offer any assistance. They
>rought ropes with them to help those who
yould cling ont the rocks.
."'Hlery! lie comes! he comes! Ah i
to will be drowned !' Yonian shrieked. t
l'he mon threw a rope over the rock, and I
hey all clung to it, battling witri the waves,
,he elements oan one side, men ont the other,
Jhunder roaring above-thus they dragged
Ip the body of a doomed man. As light
ning flashed, Manon recognhzed the body,
mnd as Y6nan fell upon it, crying, 'Ilery ?,
she sobbed and screamed.
'"They carried the body into the cottage
sud left it there with the two women. It
was laid oil tihe white wooden table
where, over a year ago, lie sat full of life
now dead and cold. The faice had not
been deformed, death smoothed and made a
it look divinely beautiful ; his lips were
losed forever, the arms which had pressed
Yonan to hit, .eart were powerless now.
The storm had abated and the rain began t
to fall, the wind whistled through the 3
Diimney, a lamp threw Its rays on the dead
man's face. A faded rose had fallen o t
ite stones-it waas the rose Yonan gave
him in remembrance of lier. Yonan caaie
Lit the kitchen, her luxuriant hair hanging
Jown her back reachingherknees, a vacant,
lull look in her eyes, which sparkled and
were so bright but a few days ago. She
nrept up to him quietly, shie laid gently ler
liand on 'his shoulder, and bending her
lovely head whispered softly in his ear:
'Hcry ?' But no answer cane. She drew
back and took his hanid ; it wats as cold as
ice, and fell with a dull noise on the table. a
Bowildered, site threw her arms round his C
neck, anid pressed her warm, red lips to his I
cold (lead ones, then, as the horrible truth
Ilashed upon her mind, site started back
wi it a cry of horror.
'IIIe is (lead, then ?" she cried ; "hal hal
l.a I (Ione I Ie Twill no longer clasp me lit
lils arans I No more kiss me, call me his
bIeautiful flower I IIe is dead I No, this
is not iery-my IIery ; this is a (ead miian
-Manon, where is my noble 1iery I You'll
bury ate there. Manon, and when iery
,omles home1, you will tell ii I am11 gone to
te Holy Virgin ! - Hiery ? There - lae
knocks at the door-go and open the door,
V[anon. I at ha i hat I It wats only the
Site burst out laughing, then shle took
aer harp an( sang in a plaintive voice her
>ld ballad. Manon's teeth 'chattered.
Yonanl, the lovely flower of Brittany; Yo- I
laai, our innocent maiden, was mad I"
'Ile old woman fluished her story in a 6
iobbing voice. I wfas deeply moved. She
?ointed to me the two grAves ; at tlo lcad
;wo roses grew entwined together. 1 read
he name o1 the tombstones. They were I
"I[ery" and "Yonan."
"So she is (lead," I asked in a faltering r
")ied a month after that night," was the I
"And what has become of MaNaton ?" I I
"I am M11a1o1, 8;a'.)) C
And the poor old woman knelt oat the a
grass and sobbed bitterly.
it the museum belonging to the New
York Illistorleal Society there are several
arge portions of ai Egyptian charlot from
% tor b bearing (late about three hundred t
(Cars before Christ. There is a wheel 8
ibout three feet high, consisting of a hub, (
iix spokes, a felloc and a wooden tire. j
l'ho hub is fourteen and a half inches long, b
vith a iole five inches In diameter, al- r
bough there Is no appearance of Its having a
>ean lined with iro. The felloc is com
)osed of six pieces, lapping over one an- 11
>lter, and the wooden tire oyer all is very d
hick and clunsy. The spokes, however, j,
tre symmetrically formed and somewhat
tandsomely carved. 'The timber of which
eso parts were made Is extreely hardI
tnd heavy, aand as no such timber was or is ,
grown in Egypt, It must have been lanplorf,- f,
ad front aanothier counat.ay. The wood seems d
dmaost as sond as It could have been whten t
t mnovedI over the soft soil of theo delta or
ver the saands of the adjacent desert. 'Theo 1
hlariot had evidently seen service, as thte ~
ntarks of wear are still lainly visible upon a
ts parts. There is ano atppearance of Iron L
tavinug beea used( in its conistruction. Th7le r,
rehicle scenms to htave been fasteaned togetht- ~
tr by mtortices, aand by atrips5 of hid(e, or g
omeo other flexible material. Thaat thte
[C;gyp)ltis were workers in Iron Is proved t'
>y the Egyptian aanyll in the Baitisht Mu- g
aecin, suipposed to be three thtousand years d
>ldl, and closely reseambling In shape the
mavils we nowv use. This chiarlot could not
aavo borane thte usage to wvhicht vehticles are
ow subjected int theo streets. Oan soft roadsR
t mightt last for a considerable timeo. (
[Doubtless the Egyptianis spoke of their ~
uhiariots very much as we do of the palace t
3ar, boasting of theat as thte perfection of
hte mechanic's aurt. Clumsy as thtey seem
o us, they were lightt, often highly decor
uted and soatetimes thea chariot was comt-t
lined with a boat, so that thte entire vehilcle
~ould( be floated across a stream. Thte ~
[Comans must have puit pretty good work
anto their racinug chariots to eatable themt to
ear thte haard usage to which they were subl
lected. No gentleman wvho now drives fast
~rotters was ever a more enthiastic lover
f the sport than thte Roamans on witnessing t1
t well contested charIot race. Their artIsts
belighted to p)ahit such scenes, and thaelrb
oets to desrlbe theam. The Roman. had a
bialdisha fancy of harnesig to thteir chtar
ots all kinds of strange antmals. On great
!estivals the spectators were entertained
witht lions, tigeas, bears, stags, boar. and
tebras, somtetimes.driven four In hand,
Few people who see baananas hanging In I
the shops of fruit dealers thtink of themt as
no tIhan a tropical luxury. Thme fact Is, c
lthey are -a staple article of food in some d
parts of thte world; and, accordIng to ,3
HIumboldt, an acre of banaas wll produoe r
as mubhl food for a moan as twenty acres of ..
wheat. It is the ease wIth whicht bananas a
Aire grown that is theo great obstacle to civ- Ii
ilizatlon in somte tropical countries. It is so Ji
easy to obtain a living without work that 1
no effort will ever be mad~ and thte meon
become lazysand shiftless. 11l that Is need- a
ed Is to stick a sucker into theo ground, and 1i
it will at once sprout and grow, and ripen y
its frualt in twelve or thi-teen muonths ath- g
out further care, each plant' having fromt t
seventy4flye to otte hundred'and,two to
bauhakla*; and, 'ieti' that dld#' tw rtort
fruitIg e Wsackor* spr1 utto
rach s6 bahnl aronnd n all sas fj
A Scientifno 1Horse-Cntekler.
During the residence of James Findley
ri Syracuse, Now York, he has caught imore
ian two hundred horses, saving inany lives
'y his daring efforts, aed much property
rom wholesale destruction. Mr. Findle,
i an unassuming young man, but his brav
-y is appreciated by the public. le was
orn in Albany and came to Syracust somec
ighteen years ago. Although only twenty
bree years old, he has a wife and family,
nd has served five years at his trade as ai
arriage-painter. About twelve years ago
aindley began catching runavay horses.
le wias somewhat thiId It first, as may be
inaglined, but he gained confidecce in him
elf as lie succeeded and experiniented, and
ow does not hesitate to throw himself in
li pathway of the most infuriated steed.
Eindley's first experience as a horse-catcher
vas in Auburn. lie was waiting for a
rain near the depot one afternoon twelve
'ears ago, when his attention was attracted
y a runaway horse, which was dashing
Dward him at a breakneck pace. In the
vagon were scatedi a lady and her little
hild. The mother was paralyzed with
car and coul not speak. The little child
creamed in terror, and the cheeks of the
ystanders were blanched as they saw the
rightened horse dashing furiously toward
train of cars that stood across the street.
'he spectators all rushed out of the way,
ild hackinen and draymen ran to a place
f safety. Findley saw in an instakt that
lie occupants of the wagon would be killed
r they were thrown against the train of
are. Without hesitating a moment he
lanted himself directly in front of the in
uriated beast and sprang at his head. He
lrew the horse down, and although the
eagon was overturned the occupants were
ninjured, save by mere scratches. His
icethod of stopping a horse I ats follows:
Vhen lie sees a runaway horse approaching
e0 plants himself directly in its route and
uns with it in the same direction it Is pro
ceding. Findley can run like a deer, and
y the time the runaway horse is abreast of
im, nine times out of ten lie is running as
list as the horse. To seize hin by the
heck rein or one line and bring him to a
alt is but the work of an instant. Of
ourse his act is one fraught with great
anger, and he may be said to take his life
i his hands every time lie attempts to stop
horse. Perhaps the bravest act of his
fe was performed on the seventh of May
ist. A team of young horses was running
t breakneck speed down West Genesee
treet and across the market in front of the
anpire louse directly toward the Syracuse
avings Bank. In an Instant more they
ould have plunged into the building.
lndley saw them coming and sprang in
heir path. le seized one by the check
ein and vaulted on its back lightly as a
at. By a superhuman effort lie succeeded
.i turning the horses in their course, and
rought them down to the ground. This
rave act was witnessed by Patrick Lynch,
(ho had a handsome bronze medal struck
ff, upon which the deed was conunemnor
ted in fitting terms, and presented to Mr.
An Encounter with a Panther.
William Glenn, a young, powerful and
thletic man, left Portsmouth as early as
lie year 1794, and with his wife and three
ear-old daughter. traveled northward un
I the lofty tower of Mount Washington
iut out the polar star. In a quiet, seclu
ed dell-now comprised in the township of
ackson-he fixed his rough log-house, and
ullt up his family altar. Broad acres of
ch woodland, yet unmnutilated by the de
;roying hand of civilization, stretched out
icir green waving billows far toward El
s' river, and the morning.sunshine looked
own on the dell with a wealth of life-giv
ig power in its warm beams.
hIntruth, a lovelier spot than Crag Dell
uld not be found for leagues; and, al
icugh the nearest human habitation wvas
3ven miles away, the Glenns were a happy
imily-living, as they did, in a little king
em of their ownt, unmolested and un
,Th'le prettiest thing,.about the place was
ie blue-eyed little Maggie, the sweet child
'ho stood by her mother's side one mnag
ificent September morning, and begged to
e allowed to go out to a knoll but a few
>ds from the cabin, for whiortleberries
rhich grew very thick and large there. At
rst, Mrs. Glenn. demurred, for there was
much danger to be apprehended from rat
esnakes, which were quite numerous in
me vicinity; but at last, won over from
iscretlon by two round bright tears which
listened in Maggie's eyes, she gave her
Dnsent ; enjoining it upon her child not to
o out of sight of the cabin.
With a mother's pride and care (lid Mrs.
~lenn watch the little form unntil she sawv
haggle at the knoll busily engaged in cap
iring thme delicious fruit ; and therPwithi a
heerful face she returned to her spinning.
Ever and anon the busy hum of the wheel
rould cease; and the mother's face pressed
ue window to see if Maggie still' remained
pon the knoll. At last she looked forth,
ad a frIghtful change fell upon her as she
>oked 1 Her cheek became white as ashes
-a deadly coldness nettled in all her limbs;
me would have shrieked, but her lips were
There, on the bold rock which overhung
ic knoll, where Maggie yet knelt in child
Ih satisfaction, fast filling the bucket with
hue berries, crouched an immense panther,
vidently preparing for .the fatal leap.
[othersl ju~dge of the feelings of that
lori ar from human aid-her hus
and at work in the interval tw,o miles be
w-anid a panther about-to devour her
nly child!i The golden hair would be dab
led in red blood; the lips which had so
ftea been pressed to hers in the rich kiss of
ely affectiou, would be torn and crushed
etWeen the ravvenobs'jIaws of~ the monster.
In that hour Martha Glenn thought only
f her chuild. bhe reflected not on the0
anger to which she exposed' herself, in
enturing forthi in eight of the terrible ani
ial, She6 remembered,Qply that her child
-the child she had nourished at her breasts
nd who, for six happy years had slept in
or bosom-.'s in peril I Forth she sped,
er hands upraeed-hor eyes fited lin ove
~s agony upon the horrible tableau.
The panthex gate 11low growl of dollight,
s lisa restless sycs fell 6a his mAew victim ;
Is tell lAehed the griffd in his rae his
md tongue gleateh ifagl 9e whilto
leaYning tei,an.I la eeeied
Uaihg dlg ofl-U"bt 7 h~-b
UnOr@fdi4t fd id4li
courage of despair, turned and attempted
to reach her cabin with the precious burden
she bore. -
In vain I all in vain I Uttering a fierce
cry, the panther raised hinself upon his
haunches-his fore paws dug deep into the
m!atted grass-a wild, maddened snort, and
his claws were burled In the shoulders of
the helpless woman Flinging Maggie uponl
the fragrant heaps of mountain heather,
which grew everywhere in rich luxuriance)
I)Irs. Glenn preiared herself for the desper.
ate and unequal struggle. Unequal ndeed
for what was the strength of a frail woman, I
opposed to the fury of a raging panther I
Already the fangs of the animal were
fastened with anll iron grip upon her left
arm; the blood flowed in torrents (own
her disordered garments; the pain she suf
fered was past al mortal conception, and
yet, in that fearful hour, the courage of
Marthit Glenn did not fail her. A blessed .
thought flashed across her mind-she scized
with her unconflned right hand the strong
cord which fastei)ed to her waist, the long, c
sharp-pointed shears, which were then
deeied necessary to the toilet of every
housewife. The glittering steel flashed J
bright in the sunlight, and with one power- I
fut effort she drove the instrument to the 1
handle in the throat of her assailant.
Ills cris of pain and rage were appalling
and his teeth closed together through the t
flesh of that torni and mutilated armi Not
then (lid1 Mrs. Glenn yield I With certain
death. for herself sihe would still save her a
child, and with desperate and determined t
bravery, sie plunged the shears again and I
again into the neck of the infuriated beast.
The combat grew terrific I Groans and
howls fillet the,air, and1 Maggic shrunk be
nliath an overhanging rock, and hid her
little face in her apron.
At length, by a lucky movement on the
part of Mrs. Glenn, the panther's entire I
throat was cleft (i twain, and unIlloosing Ilis i
hold, he rolled upon the ground in a parox
ysm of agony. Over and over-raising the 11
(try, gray dust in clouds, in the struggle 0
with death. It lasted but a little while -
there wias a convulsive twitching of his
strongly defined mnuscles-a grating of Ills
ponderous jaws, a dying out of the light in I
his fiery eye, and Ie lay still and motion
ICSS-DR1AD 1 0
''houghl faint, and abnIost dying from 1
pain and loss of blood, Mris. Glenn had suf- f
ficient presence of mind to crawl back to
her hone, foilowed closely by Maggie, who
could scarcely comprehend the terrible af
fair. Drearily, and in the most intense d
8uffering, passed the long afternoon to the I
wounded mother; but in the smile which e
welled up from Maggie's blue eyes when
standing beside her, she felt more than re
paid for all she had already, and all she
mnust in the future, endure for her child's 8
William Glenn was horror-stricken on re- g
turning from his labor, at the frightful con- t
dition of his wife. Ile dispatched Ills hired
mian eleven miles for the nearest physician,
and in anxious hope and fear lie awaited
his arrival. l;
At last-it wits near day-break-the man
of science came. After gravely examining a
the case, lie pronounced amputation of the h
mutilated limb the only means of preserv- 11
ing life. Mrs. Glenn (lid not flinch from
the trying ordeal, but bore herself through
out with Roman fortitude. 1
Maggic Glenn grew ip a good and beau- 1
tiful woman-her love for her mother tIe 8
one great, holy and sanctified trait in her
lovely character. Early in life she was
united to a hardy young mountaineer, who
took her fartier east to live in a pleasant
home of his own.
The old shears are preserved as a sort of U
heir-loom-a token of their ancestor't 1
prpwess-by Maggie's descendants. n
Big 1ird Cage.
Mrs. ElIlis, who resides at the resi
dence of her' father Mr. Samuel HarrIs, 1
011 West State street, Ithaca, N. Y. has
in the southwest cornler room of tile I
second story, one hundcred birds of ~
every tone and hue. The floor is car
poted1 with sawdullst and furnished withl
two small leafless tress, a bamnboo 1)0l0
fronm wh'lichl hoops suspend(, a large a
dlih of water, egg shells and bird seed "
ab libitum. There are many little boxes l
andl cages, all with doors Open or
covers off. The0 windows are removed I
ini warm weather and gauze or wvire C
screenls sulbstitulted. The only door ~
opening inito tile room 1111 also a wvlre a
screen In 110eu or glass, ilsnsuing ventil- v
atin anId a proper temperatue. In the I
winter a fuirnatce register furnlihes the e
required degree of warmth. Th'ie birds c
In their quest for lime have pecked 8
patches or plaster from tile wvall larger ~
thanli the opent hand1. Some of' the birds, y
are gorgeously beautiful in thleir con- a
trast of' rih colors, and many mnagnifi- q
cent singers are among the number. I
Mr. Ellis said that1 two years ago his b
wife hlad temporarIly p1laced a pair of
canary birds in tihe room; soont there h
were eight, then sixteen, and so ont un.. t
til the aistoliiIng sight bef'ore us had C
been reachled. "It is no mnore diflicuIlt n1
to care for tile huindred than one bird t
ini tis manlier," added Ito "the birds t
enjoy themselves and appreciate their V
freedom, and it is more enjoyable to us8 1;
to see thlem thus1." Mrs. Ellis can i
identify ntearly every bird Of tile entire a1
number, tell its age, whether or not a t
good singer, mlated or single. f
Her Looks Glot thle Citron.
In a pleasant little family of tis city ~
thlere is a brightl, black-eyed, golen-haired I
5-year old girl named Louise. Tile family a
has a young lady boarder named Miss An- f
nie. Tile young lady had some nice cake a
and pt jar of citron sent her a few days ago a
yher mother, and she hlad been vef'y liber- e
al n ivdig her good things with thte
family, and especially with little Louise.
One morning Louise saId: "Mamma, I t
believe I will.go np stairs and ask Miss An- gl
nie for some c tron.". t
"Ohl nlo,"remarked her mammpa, "you e
have already eaten u nearly all of Miss e
Annie's eitron; and den, it wold bo
very nladylike to. ask Mtes Annie fQr it."
My tat ht h ~ h r te Olioa
ma e tse,
Bit I E S.
vill -Bishop Amos left a fortune of $250,
ots -WIsconin1 is live times as wealthy
lo- as Texas and three times its rich as
es. h 1innesota.
ng -There were 103 earthquakes in 1878,
a- thirty-nine of which occurred In Win
op ter, and twenty-six in Autumn.
-Pennsylvainia has 3,618 post-of1iees
-the largest ntmber of any State in
lid the Union.
aid -The people of California adopted
st the new Coubtitution by a majority of
on from 0,000 to 10,000.
le, -The Ilon. Artemus Hale, of Bridge
water, Mass., Is the oldest living ex
>r member of Congress, .i 90.
[1 a -Clicago packers, since March 1,
have slaughtered 804,000 hogs, against
a 925,000 for t,he same period a year ago.
Jle -A new regulation of the British
Le admiralty, requires that candidates for
tbe naval service shall be able to swim.
lat -The total endowment of Public
schools in the United States is given at
$8,000,000, und an average daily atton
P dance of 4,500,000 Scholars.
As- -There have been 450 students in
attendance at the Wesileyan Univerlity
ek at Bloomington, Ill., this year, of whom
id 125 were wonen.
-The average yield of wheat per
ke acre is 5% bushels in Russia, 12 in the
er United States, 122 in Austria, 16,j in
Frane, and 29yg/in Great Britain.
-In the United Stattes the consunp
k- tion of butter Is 16 pounds Per capita,
ur while in England It, is only 7Y pounds
he per capita.
?" -Since .Jantuary 1, 1875, $48,000,000
, of fractional silver currency has been
paid out, seven-eighths of which is in
k circulation, and the rest in the treasury.
d -Forty-nine failures were reported
li April, with liabilities of $1,199,883
ur and assets $033,141, as against; 73 in
ior April, 1878, with lia bilities of $9,890,000.
no -January 1, 1879 there were bellev
)I- ed to be 34,766,100 swine in the United
States, against 32,202,500 in 1878, and
ad 28,677,100 in 1877.
lie -On the 1st of March the total nuim
ber of poor in London was 89,529-45,
80 013 in workhouses, and 44,516 outside,
though receiving help.
lat -An Englishman in a competitive
,hI- bicycle trial in London lately aCcom
ed plisihed 1,300 miles in six consecutive
-The popuilation of Spain and the
adjacent Islands is 10,625,860, including
or 40,741 foreigners. This Is an Increase
as of 952,321 since 1800.
'as -Thero tre 54.487 persons employed
)'s In the Postal service of the United
States, a greater nuinber than in all the
0: other departments combined. The
number of postmasters is 39,258.
--Tlie coul product of the Schuylkill
to region for the year thub far is 9,329,900
go tons, against 5,150,418 tons for the cor
or responding period of last year-an in
lg crease of 4,177,482 tons.
ly -During the year 1878 forty-eight
railroads were sold under foreclosure
nie representing $151,010,700 of capital
11- stock, and $160,014,500 of bonds and
y- -he New York Evoning Post Fresh
Air Fund for sending sick and debili
tated children of New Yorkand Brook
lyn poor for vacations in the country,
amounts thus far this season to-$1142.92.
l .-Prussia appropriates annually $2,
us 012,340 annually for agricultural pur
of pnses, and Austria and Hungary $5,495,
'e- 125; whIle France appropriates nearly
-The Niagara Falls Prospect Park
o Company have contracted for an elec
9- tric light machine, and intend to locate
sy the lights in such positions as will ena
or ble them to illutminato the, great catar
ant on a magnificent scale.
A Waterbury (Conn.) p.lumber,
whIle doing a job which required himi
05 to lie upon his back, fell asleep and
go slept three hours, which time was, of
ly course, included in the bill which he
hafter ward presen ted..
n, -The successor of the late Dr. Do
Koven in the presidency of IRacine Col-.
eg will be the Rev. Dr. Stevens
i.Parker, who recently resignied the roe
d torship of an Episcopal Church in
ii. Eiizabeth, N. J.
~s, -irazil sells about three-fourths of
as her coffee crop, or, in 1877, 1,800,000
a bags, to the United States, for whlh
wve pay chefly in gold, the gold balance
n- pai d in 1877 for Brazilian products
as amounting to $45,000,000.
mc- -At the present time France has 18,
'as 370,020 acres in forest, or a sixth part
a of the whole extent of her territory.
of tee 1,084,240 acres belong to the
SState, 261,858, howvever, being -eturna
ne ble as unproductive.
tO- -Forty-six thoussand two hundred
in. and eighty-six- persons emigrated last
on year from Germany, very nearly 5,000
lhe mote than in the preceding year The
rn nmeintepaust teni years is esti
rig -A fund has beeni raised in Paris for
no0 the purpose of relieving the pupils of
he the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from military
mr service. It has jiust been Increased
ns by $4000 obtained through an exhibi
og tiotn of old maeters' drawings.
h- -Mile. Sarah Bernhardt wvears in
"Ruy- Blas'' a dress that cost *1400..
esFelix, the great P'aris dressmaker, says
ththat It is dIoilitf ul tou-make gowns for
Is- this lady, as she never asks the price
a of any thing that she orders,
w. -Sado wa, the beautiful borse i'idden
nt by the Emperor Williarp at the battle
0of Koon iggratz, has just died. Old age
madle her feeble and she had to be killed
tot to spare her further suffering. The
5ff animal has been stuffed.
20 -TPhe balance of trade in favor. of
an the United States is growing rapidly.
eh For the year- ending March'81st, 1878,
hit was 200,000,000 million. For the
dyear erndin. March 81st, 1870, the bal'
dance was 284,000,000.
ed riding up'to the State House, at delam
ed bus, last week, heard a woman ory Out
re that-her pooket book had bed 6 et1n,
.and, jumping out, pursued and over
r-t hauled the thief ad gave himn 1ntMaus.
uttody, ditnh all the others that join
us -iM ary Greene, of Proyddihne
R. L1 , waA 0 years of a last 'ek
4Of this thei is s4 t~ io ib.
*'She is deeorlbedl a ~i w~~41
The Symptithy of the Court.
Ile was fresh fromt the prime
1wanips and sloughs of Milpitas, t
lie alluvial incrustations on lils bc
vould be a Bonanza to the archwo
pist searching for rolles of past a
Io hadn't been shaved 81 rice '49, SpI
of '50, and feeling recklessly exta
lant, entered a First class barber 81
o get a store shave. The tonsorial i
st went through the usual routine a
vhen the man from Milpitas i
tlaightened up in the chair, the art
an his fingers through the jungle
is lead, and said in a musing toi
'head's very dirty."
Tle man from Milpitas was beft
udge Buckner the next morning o
harge of assaulting the artist witli
ileee of chair, which lie broke for i
urpose, and turning the whole ph
ut of door8.
"What did thIs man say to you ti
astilles his coining here looking as
0 had fallen down the Guadalti
haft?" inquired ills l[onor in inc
"The durned galloot had the Cli
L say my head was dirty," si
lie man fron Milpitas, "and I do
How no mizzable coyote to howl 11
biat aroid my corral, you bot Y
"'Ie did, el?" said his Honor qui
V. "And did he also re.ark tiatyr
air was getting rather gray, and
ad some flue dye of his own make
"Well, no-o-r, not exactly Jedj
ut the cussed little gopher said L
ar would look better black."
"Yes, yes, I begin to uinderstand,a
c also inHinuated that the apex of yc
elput was climbing above timi
no?" and a vindicative glitter she
i hIs Ilonor't eye, as his hand lii
ntarily went up to his head.
"I don't know nothil' 'bout apes a
xen on the climb, but the blamed
iud-hen said lie had some bar's grei
"Exactly. And lie talked about 1
ioney, the Rasmusjid and the wit
rawal of Caratheodorl, and lie wailt
) sell you something to bleach t
nd of youri nose didn't lie ?''
"I b'leve the gol darned Pilute loaf
id say that, but what riled ine w
uch a slouch as him tellln' ie I w
irty, Jedge, when you know ther(
enerally putty heavy fogs this time
lie year, and I'm out in most of '4
urpose to get clean."
"Well, as the provocation appears
ave been great, I'll dismiss this chat
it the next time you kick a barb
round, and maltreat him, and ba
im all to thunder, and don't have a
jercy whatsoover upon him, I'll 11
ott heavily," and as the man from Al
Itas went out of the door, Ils Iot1
LIded, soto voce, "and pity the line n:
Lo8t In an Airliole.
'Ihe town of Tremont, Pa., his be
reitly excited over the mysteric
isappearance of Samuel Snyder, one
a citizens. ie was formerly a foi
ian on the Reading Railroad, but,jol
d the engineers strike lin the spring
377, and has had but scanty and irre
har employment since. One Sund
iorning recently he wvent to a hart
bop and was shaved, and on returni
ome he heard one of his children e
ress a wvish for some huckleberr.
nd said lie believed that he would
ut and pick some. liHe according
hanged his clothes, put on a rou
uit and started for ''The Swvami:
bout a mile west of town, where t
erries wvere kniown to he abundai
[c did not return in the evening a
is wife becoming alarmed, commur
ated her uneasiness to the neighibo
nd by midnight the whole towvn a
roused and a hundred men aiid bc
rere searching for the missing mnr
Ic was mict found, and the search wv
ontinued all the next day wltthout sm
inss. A mong those engaged in it ii
nydher's brother-in--htw, Eichiler,
utcher, wvho had two la:'ge dogs
rhich Snyder had made great pets.
lwvays fed them, and they in con:
uence were much attached to hI
liehiler took the dogs with him wvh
uinting Snyder, but lost thenm in t
roods, and they also failed to reu
o0ne that night. 'rho next mnorni
rie searchers went out again, and sot
f them visited an old airhole ont
iountaln 81(10, about half a mile fr<
lie town. There were indicatic
here of somne11sturbance. The busl
rhich grew around the hole had fret
h-broken twigs; some of the leai
rere strIpped off them, and the eam
bout the mouth of the hiole was d
urbed. They listened and he.ard
tint moaning from the depths bo
topes were brought and two men w<
own. They found a hole about thn
iet In diameter, desoebding thiirty fi
erpendiouharly and then running
t an angle of sixty degrees about
set further. It had been driven as
irway to an old mine, and was in su
dangerous condition that the sear<
rs couild niot proceedl but slowly a
rith great caution. At the botth
boy found both dogs, which show
reat delight In seeing them and I
htem to the foot of the Incline wh<
nyder's liody was lying, partly cov
d with dIrt. Theare were bruises abc
tie head andd rms, and as the a
retnd the mouth was of a treachere
atture, it was plain- that th'e unfori
ate nman had ellpped into it and 11
den hled b the fall It is euriemh