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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBO1O, S. C., AUGUST 21, 1879.
IN SU010 DAYS.
Still site the school house by the road,
A ragged beggar sunning;
Around it itill the sumaobs grow,
And blackberry vinos are running.
Within, the master's desk is seon,
Deep scarred by raps official ;
The warping floor, the battered seats,
The Jack-knifo's carved initial.
The charcoal frescoes on its wall
Its door's worn sill, betraying
The foot that, creeping slow to school,
Went storming cut to playing!
Long years ago, a winter's sun
Shone over it at setting ;
Lit up its western window panes,
And low eaves' icy fretting.
It touched the tangled golden ourls,
And brown eyes full of gricving,
Of one hIto still her steps delayed
When all the school were leaving.
For near her stood the little boy
Her childish favor singled ;
His cap pulled low upon a face
Where pride and shame were mingled.
Pushing with restless foot the snow
To ri it and left, he lingered;
As restlessly her tiny hands
The blue-checked apron fingered.
He saw her lift her eyes ; he felt
The soft hand's light carossing,
And heard the tremble of her voico,
As if a fault confessing.
I'm sorry that I spelt the word;
I huto to go above you,
Because"-the brown eyes lower fell
"ecause, you soo, I love you I"
Still memory to a gray-haired man
That swot t child-faco is showing.
Dear girl I the grasses on her grave
Have forty years been growing I
He lives to learn. in life's hard school,
How few wh , pass above him
Lament their triumph, and his .oss
Like her-because they love him.
I am) only flirting with him stunt," said
Grace Burrows, lightly. "You're not
afraid of our getting married, I suppose?
Pshaw I The idea is ridiculousi"
I am not afraid or concerned for you at
all. You are very safe. Nor am I alarmed
for any suffering you may inflict upon Mr.
Leton, for he will richly deserve it all. I
am anxious about onq who is worth more
than both of you together-Helen Dene,
his betrothed wife."
Miss Burrows looking round quickly,and
"Ills betrothed wife " she repeated
sharply. "I was not aware of that."
" I knew you were not ; and what honor
or glory can you possibly derive from the
conquest of a man who already belongs to
The beauty's proud red lip curled with a
"Another's 1" she repeated, contemptu
ously. "Why, he would throw her over
for me if I gave hhn the least encourage
ment. le is completely infatuated."
And,with an air of supreme Indifference,
the petled belle and beauty swept from the
room--at the same moment that one of the
window curtains was pushed aside, and a
lady stepped in from the balcony-a lady at
sight of whom she who had been addressed
as auntie rose to her feet and came forward
with a little cry of distress.
"You have heard our conversation*? Oh,
She took the new-comer's hand, and led.
her, for she was trembling violently, to a
seat; then, still tenderly holdig her hand,
sat down beside her.
" What can I say in excuse or apology
for Grace ?" she began, anxiously ; but the
other sto1ped her gently.
" I have nothing to say to Grace in this
matter, Mrs. Warren. But for him I feel
contemp~t amid scorn unutterable? I am re
solved upon my course, and nothing can
change me t"
.That night Charley Leton led his lovely
partner, .flushed andl panting, from the
waltz, to rest awhile in the cool, green,
perfumed solitude of the conservatory.
She saink,with languid grace, Into a seat,
and Leton sank upon lisa knee beside her,
and caught and pressed her wvhite hands to
''You knoiv," lhe murmured, low and
earnestly-"you know hiow I love you I
Oh, Grace, must it be all in vain?"
She (d1( not answer him-sho did not
draw her hands away. In her heart the
falr coquette admired tis man. H~e had
gone nearer than any other to touch her
fickle, selfish heart. Anid he gazed upon
the heaving bosom, the tearful eyes, and a
thrill of triumph moved- lisa heart. WVas
this the flirt against whom lie had been
wai'ned-this soft, sweet, yilding girl?*
" You could love me, Grace ?" lie whis
pered ; and lils arm stole round her waist.
"I-Have you the right to ask ?" she mur
A faint and sudden rustling in the
'branches beside them-the magnolia blos
soms stirred as if shaken by a summer
wind, and some of their perfumed white
.leaves fell into the fountain's basin-but
the pair who sat there paid no heed.
* "Yes!t" lie answered, firimly. "You,
and yeu alone, possess my heart I It is
true I thought I loved, Oh, how we may
deceive ourseclves I You' have taught me
how great was my mistake. For your sake,
Gracie, I will ask her to set me free, I will
" It shahl not be necessary, sir I"
Again thfe magnolia blossoms were stirred
-were pushed aside, and Helen Dene
stood before them.
They started to their feet In confusion.
" I am not hero by accident," said Miss
Done, with a lofty scorn. "1I saw you lead
this lady to the conservatory, and deemed
it my right to know what my promised
husband had to say to her. Well, I have
*heard-and I am satisfied. Meanwhile I
wish you both all happiness."
A moment they stood, amnazedi at the
spirit and beauty that flashed upon them,
and t me next she 'had turned and passed
from their sight,.
Grace caught at her companion's arm.
4Follow her I " she cried, eagerly.
" Pacify her, I shall never hear the last
of this from auntie.".
And she also fled, leaving Leton standing
there lili~ one bewildered.
. le was free. Butt strangely contradic
tory is the human heart. Never lpad Leton
adImfred and valued Heolen Done so tirhly
as in the hour In which he learned that she
was lost to him.
Sonic wild wish to return to his alle
glance, some instinctivo conviction that his
love for her was real love, and that his heart
would crave for her through All the time to
come, urged him to seek her and implore
her pardon. But then Grace--sweet, ten
der, chilish Grace-who had shown him
so plainly that she loved him, too, and who
had not Ihelen's strength of mind or soul
could he abandon Grace? lie hesitated,
and the chance was lost, for Helen left
It was all for the best, he told himself.
Helen would not break her heart for him
like an ordinary woman; she had resources.
She was a writer of considerable promise,
earnest and ambitious in her pursuit of
literary exeellence and fame ; doubtless she
would be easily consoled. With something
of pique and regret mingling in his exulta
tion, he renewed his pursuit of Grace.
JIe resolved to know his fate at once. So
the next day he hastened his footsteps to
le sent up his card to Miss Burrows'
rooms, aind waited for a summons to follow
it. To his surprise, Mrs. Warren came
down to him instead.
" Grace begs to be excused to-day," she
said, very gravely. "She has company,
Rupert Walton-you have heard of him
the railway millionaire. Grace has been
engaged to him for six months past, and
will marry him i the autumn."
" And for this coquette I have lost
" Yes," said Mrs. Warren coldfy, "you
have lost Ifeleu. Heaven gave you a pre
clous pearl, and you flung it away for a
stone. I loved Helen ; I can offer you no
sympathy, Mr. Leton. You have merited
And, bowing coldly, she left him.
And Helen Dene-what of her?
Helen's work In the world saved her.
She had a young brother dependent upon
her exertions-had no time to sink down
beneath a great despair. But all the same,
the sweetness had gone from life-the mo
tive had been stolen from her labor.
Still sho toiled on, though no longer
hopefully. And so threis years passed on.
The boy of eighteen, over whose life she
had watched with almoese a moth ,r's care,
was twenty-one now, and had chosen his
career, that of an artist.
le had much talent, especially for por
trait painting, and his exultation knew no
bounds when lie got a portrait of his sister
placed on view at the Academy.
They went to the Academy one night at
an hour when they could avoid the crowd.
Right in front of Ralph's picture, and ap
parently oblivious of all beside, sat a gen
tieman who gazed on it with a troubled
face and earnest, mournful eyes.
" Reminds him of somebody lie knows,1
suppose," whispered Ralph to Helen.
The stranger rose as Ralph approached,
and seemed about to turn away. Then,
changing his mind. he said, in an agitated
"A charming face, sir. I haven't a cata
logue. I wish i knew the iady's name."
"I can tell you," said Ralph. "Miss
Helen Done, sir."
An exclamation from the stranger startled
"I was sure of it I Oh, Helen, Helen I
Helen Dene still? Not married i"
Ralph glanced at his sister, and her evi
dent agitation bewildered him. The gen
tieman addressed hin again.
"Pardon me, sir-I surprise yo; I know;
but the sight of that facel Young man, I
loved her years ago-have never ceased to
love her I I have sought for her every
where in vain. Help me to find her, and
my deat hless gratitude shall be yours I"
Before Ralph could reply, there was a
little sound behind them, the sound of a
stifled cry--a fall.
The stranger darted forward..
" Helen l"lie cried. " It is Helen her
self I" 'lHe lifted her in his arms before
Ralph could Interfere. "l Hen, my dar
ling, have I found you at last ?"
She opened her great dark eyes and fixed
them on her lover's. She read his peni
tence, his pain, and nestled to his bosom
with a sob of joy.
"Forgive me I " he whispered tenderly.
Soft and thrilling Camne the gentle answver.
"I had forgiven you long ago I"
" And' Miss Burrowsi" asked Ralph,
wvheni the story had been told him,and they
sat together discussing their new happiness.
" Pray, what became of her?9"
Thme old wound, almost healed now,
thrilled faljntly in len's heart, and even
Leton's smile was somewhat grave.
"She Is a wealthy widow," he answered,
" and gave me sonmc flattering marks of
favor only a few days ago. As great a co
quette as 'ever, I suspect, but let us not
speak of her. To her I owe the suffering
of the last three years-to her and to my
own weakness. I am wiser now. I know
my own heart at last. Long ago I found
out who was my trite hove. Yes, Helen,
before you had gone from my sight I
mourned the madness that had lost you I
But I have found you again, to' part no
" No mnore till death I " she whispered.
Most people, whatever their conditIon or
race, are so hiomogeneous now-a-days,
through long exposure to the same influen
ces, that it Is enlivening to hear of a people,
even though they be savages, altogether
different from the common. Thie natives of
Botch-Tobago, an island in thme China Sea,
are curious and peculiar in most respects.
They 0xcited the wonder of a number of
American naval officers, who recently visit
ed them while surveying a rock east of the
South Cape of Formosa. These aboriginals,
who are of Malay stock, knew nothing of
money, and could not be made to understand
the object of Its use. They had never tasted
tobacco or rum, nor had they any substi
tutes for these. Nevertheless, the females
liked anything and everything of an orna
.mental or decorative character. They ad
mired brass buttons, tin vessels or anything
bright; freely gave goats or pigs for them,
andi could not get enough for their delecta
tion. Any shining object they were eager
to obtain, and they would dive for a button
or a coin If thrown into'the water, and often
seize It while It was siniking. They played
in the canoes abotut. the ship for hours,
watching for the opportunity to dive for the
(to them) precious trifles. Tihe natives are
as primitive as they can-be. 'They weat
only breach-clout.; they live on tarQ and
yams; they have no other Ipnplemients thas
axes, spears and knives, made of cerninoii
i ron; but the females onlploy shells and thc
beards of goats for ornament..
"It's the new governess, sir I"
Old Winifred, who had occupied the posi
tion of houst-keeper in Mr. Carrick's house
hold for ti least a dozen years stood before
the desk in her master's study, plaiting the
borders of her apron with nervous, wrinkled
fingers, and eyeing, not without awe, the
half-completed sernion upon which he was
Cleve Carrick laid down his pen and
looked up in some surprise.
. "The new governess, Winny? what of
her?" said he. "I hope she is not ill?"
"Well, si', not to say ill, exactly," hesi
tated the old woman. " but sl& aint no ip
petite ror her food, sir, and she pines."
"-1 ii,. the boys are kind and considerate
to her, Winay?" said Mlr. Currick.
"That they are, slr. less their little
hearts,"cried the old housekeeper. "And
I know she loves 'em-as, indeed, how could
she help it?"
"Then what is the trouble?"
"That's just what I don't know, sir" said
"I must inquire into it, "said Mr. Carrick.
'That's just what I wish you would do,
sir," and with that old Wnny curtsied her
self out of the room.
The Rev. Mr. Carrick pushed aside the
heap of sermon Ipers, laid his pen on the
rack, and went straightway into the little
schoolroom, where Alary Neville was sitting
poring over a child's exercise book--a tall,
pale girl, with bronze-brown hair clustering
In natural ripples over her forehead and
great hazel eyes fringed with curling lashes
She started nervously as her employer en
''Miss Neville." said the clergyman kindly
"you are not happy here?"
Mary Neville shrank back like a fawn
brought to bay.
"No,"she cried wildly, " I am notl"
"May I ask Why?
For a second the girl was silent, while the
pennons of white and red fluttered alternate
ly in her cheek.
"Are the children troublesome?" the
young wtdower asked, kindly. "Is there
anything that I can do to make your position
Mary Neville rose to her feet and clasped
her slender hands.
"Yes," she cried out, wildly; " you can
"Forgive you, Miss Nevillel "repeated Mr.
Carrick in surprise, "And for what?"
"For deceiving you," said the governess.
Oh Mr. Carrick, it has been on my con
science ever since, especially since you have
been so kind. They told you that I was a
graduate of Mine. Lesiarde's school, but they
never told you that I was brought up there
as a charity pupil; that I washed dishes in
the kitchcn and scrubbed floors in the gar
ret to earn my tuition. I was only a servant
there-a drudge-and when at last Mine.
Leslarde discovered that I had a talent for
music, and determined to educate me as a
"Stop!" sai(Mr. Carrick, half smiling, "is
"Oh, sir, is it not enough? I have de
UdYvaL yus, I 1j-yim '
"Nonsense," said Mr. Carrick; "you are
a refined lady in manner and education. My
boys love you dearly. You have not de
ceived me, for I ask no questions as to your
antecedents and desire no information. I
am more than pleased with the success you
have had in my children's education ; and
now let us dismiss the subject from our
And as Mary Neville lifted her pleading,
graceful eyes to the clergyman's face, he be
came conscious all of a sudden that his boys'
governess was a beauty.
At the end of the month h came once
more into the school-room.
"Miss Neville," said lie, " I want to speak
Mary flushed and grew pale, after her old
"Have I done anything wrong, sir?" said
shte, all In a tremble.
"Yes," said the clergyman, smiling. "You
have stolen my heart away. Nay, smiling
Miss Neville, don't start so guiltily; you must
be aware that you have been the sunshine of
this house ever since you entered It. I am
not a gallant young lover, like the knights of
romance, but I am not an old man yet. Tell
me, Miss Neville, do you think you can learn
to love me?"
But Miss Neville shook her head.
"You are the parish clergyman," said she,
" and I am only a poor girl. I am not wor
thy of you, Mr. Carrick."
"Suppose you let me be judge of that?"
said Mr. Carrick, smiling fondly.
"I could not let you sacrifice yourself to
your own generosity," said Miss Neville.
"You refuse mec then?"
"I refuse youi"
It was scarcely a week after this strange
dialogue that a lawyer came to see Mr. Car
rick's g->verness, accompanied by a bronzed
anid bearded man of middle age, and after a
long [aterviewv with these unusual visitants,'
Miss iNeville knocked at her employer's study
"Mr. Carrick," said sfie, with wvet eye
lashes and cheeks erimsoned like the ripen
ed side of a nectarine," do you know how It
is that people sometimes live like a novel in
"I don't undersand you, Miss Novi .i,"
e"Because," she went hurriedly on, " I,
seem to be transformed into a heroine of ro
mance. My uncle has just come home from
China-my uncle who has been lost to us
all for twenty years, and lie is rich. Oh,
Mr. Carrick, it all seems like a dream I"
"My child, I congratulate you," said the
clergyman, kindly pressing her hand.
"I shall lose my boys' instructress, but you
will gain a newer anid a broader life."
But, as she turned away, there was a
certain something in her wistful eyes that
made the good man rack his brains to think
if he had forgotten anything that he ought
to have said, and on the brightt October
morning when she drove away from the
door in her uncle's carriage, with a little
group of sympathizing friends and ac
quaintances gathered around the doorstep,
the same pleading look was in her eyes as
her little hand1 lay in the good clergyman's
"Good-by, Miss Nevihle," lhe said cor
dially, "and God bless you I"
And the parsonage seemed darker and
more dreary than It ever had done before as
he crossed it. thresh-,ld and saw Mary
Neville's empty chair beside the school
"God help met" he murmured to him
self. "I loved her, and she is gone 1"
Perhaps it was that sicliness prevailed in
the parish just then, anid the. good man
wore himself out with faithful vigils-per
haps it might have been that he missed the
sweet face and gentle nreanen of hi.
children's governess; at all events, certain
it was that the Rev. Mr. Carrick fell Ill of
brain fever, and old Winifred treibled for
And in the lapses of delirium lie raved of
Miss Neville night and day.
In the first stages of his convalescence,
when le was able to sit up, gaunt and pale,
with pillows at his back and wine and nour
ishing broths at his side, there came a soft
tap at the door, and Miss Neville herself
h'lh clergyman stared, with a vague fear
that he was sinking once more into the
fever dreamsi of the past.
But she laid her velvet-soft paln on his
liie the cool touch of a snow-flake.
"Do not look at me so strangely," said
she ; "I have helped to nurse you through
all your illness."
"Then it was no vision of miy disordered
brain," cried Mr. Carrick, "but your dear
face bending over ie all the time ?"
"Were you glad to see it?" said she,
with ai soft, radiance brightening her face
"Are you glad to see it ?"
"My angel from heaven," said he. ten.
(lerly closing his thin fingers over her hand,
"if I could only keep you alwafs. "
"I have come to stay with you always"
she said, kneeling at the side of his chair ;
"I have conie to be your wife; you asked
tme once, but I was a poor g~rl then, with
shadows laynig darkly over mny birth.
They are all cleared away now-I am rich
and independent, and my own mistress
and, oh my dearest, I have loved you all
The Rev. Mr. Carrick was not long in
getting well after this.
In fact old NN inifred declared that Miss
Neville was the best medicine lie had taken.
And the clergyman's young wife was the
pride of all the parish,
"An heiress," said old Winifred, "and a
beauty; and only nineteen. Well, I always
said as nothing in all the world could be
00 good for Rev. Mr. Carrick."
Polonius' Advice to Ilis h4on.
Grandfather Lickshingle started up froin
a doze in his easy chair and remaaarkd:
"1 And so you never hoard the advice
that Polonius, an old chum of mine, gave
to his son?"
The family said no one had said any-.
thing about Polonius, neither the son of
"Alh, very well then," said grandfather,
"I-I'll tell you about 'ean. You see
Polonius' son Charley-I think his name
was Charley-was going to Europe on a i
little splurge. Charley had engaged pas
sage on a Cunard steamer, an' they were
about to pull in the gang-plank. The boy
had come back to kiss the hired girl good
by. 'Yet here?' exclaimed lia father;
'aboard, aboard, for shame; the wind sets
heavy in the shoulder of your sail, at,' if
you don't look'out you'll get left. Here
amy blessin's with you ; here's fifteen cents
more for pocket money, an' these few pre.
cepts in thy memory keep. Give thy
thoughts no tongue, but allus take cold
tonguo youroolf, -'" vnut an get it, cause
its easy to digest an', Desiem, Ias uno ut
those things that adanits of little or no
culinary doctrin'. The friends tho hast,
and their adoption tried, grapple them to
thy soul with hooks of steel, for you don't
know how soon you may want to borrow
some money from 'em. Beware of entrance
to a quarrel, but bein' in, an' you see no
chance to get out, then, amy son, humap
thyself. If thou canst get one In on thy
opposer's stomach I'd have thee do it. If
it be that thine adversary has a sore place,
hit him on It. Throw sand In his eyes,
and never lose an opportunity to seize him
'round the legs an' trip hii that lls heels
may kick at heaven. Give every mani
thine car, unless he be, like this one, thine
opposer in a quarrel, who naturally would
have an object in biting it off'n your head.
Costly thy habits as purse can buy, for I'm
blamed if I want to rain around an' pay
your tailor bills any more, an' I file notice
aow that I will veto 'enm from this time
forth. This above all--to thaine own self
be true; thaat is to say always keep a sharp
lookout for Nutmber One, then it must fol
1cr as the night the day that a man must
get up tolerably early if lie would get thec
bulge on you. Farewell, my blessin' with
thee goes ; and also be careful of yer
amonecy, and sleep witha yer watch under
Mark Twain's Mlluskes.
You see, the old mani was trying to learn
inc to shoot blackbirdis aiad beasts that tore
upl the young corn amid such thinags, so that
I could be of some use about time farm, be
cause I wasn't big enough to do much. My
gun was a single barreled shot gun, and the
old man carried an old Qaueen Anne amusket
that weighed a ton, madle a report like a
thunder clap and kicked like a mule. The
01ld man wvanted mie to shoot the 01(1 mus
ket sonmetinmes, but 1 was afraid. One day,
though, I got her down and took her to
the hired man and asked hinm to lad her
up, because it was out in the field. hirfam
"Do you see those marks on thle stock
an X and V, on each side of the qaucen 'a
crowni Well, that means ten balls and
fiye slugs-that's her load."
" But how amucha powder?"
" Oh," lie says, "'it donm't matter ; put
In three or four handfuls."
So I loaded her up that way, and It was
an awful charge-I had sense enough to
see that-and started out. I leveled her
oni a good many blackbirds, but every time
I wotit to pull the trigger I .shut amy eyes!
and winked. I was afraid of her' kick.
Towards sundown I fetched uap to the
house, and there wvas the old matn waiting
on thes porch.
"Been out hunting, havey ? "
" Yes, sir," says I.
"What did you kill ?"
" Didn't kill anything, sir.-dldn't shoot
her off; was afraid she'd kick "-I knew
blamed well shae would.
"Gimme thiat gun I" the old man said,as
mad as sin.
And he took aim at a sapling on thme
othaer side of the road, and I began to drop
back out of danger. and thme next moment
I heard the earthquake and saw the Queen
Anne whirling end over end in the air, and
the old man spinning arouand on one heel,
with one leg up and both hands on his jaw,
and the bark flying from the old sapling
like there was a hail storm. The 0ld nman's
shoulder was set back three inches hIs jaw
turned black and blue, and lie ha to lay
up .for a week. Oholera or nothing else
can scare me the waylIwas Nared that
-Out . of 436 missionarles in Chlina
810 of LhiOm ara woman)
Soiljug a Mit 1in Waill Streot.
Not many niontlis ago a man pretty well
known on the Comstock went East to sell v
mine lying in the Pyramid District. 1it
land a map of the claim and its unidergroui(
workings, ill done up Inicely In pink and
due ink, and it was as line a piece o
Iraughthig a one would wish to see. lit
ook his maps, traps and saniples of ore tc
New York and began to "lay for a cus
Presently he fell in with a wealthy Wall
itreet mnaniipulator, who got hin o it string
md wanted to get himi a custom i on com
nission. "Now look here, old nan," said
lie Wall streeter, "you are from Nevada,
md probably a little green in the ways of
lie street. 'oui will meet some awful
harp men here, and you must manage to be
trifle sharper or you can't do anything.
,et ie manage this thing, and give ie all
can get over $10,0U for the mine."
The Nevadian agreed, and the New
korker took hin Into a room and began to
pive himu some conildeitial advice.
Il."Now her's the way to manage this
hing. . Of course If you have a really good
imne, it won't be at all out of the way to
nake it look big. Now, take this map-it
9 a good map, but ain't big enough. I'll
Pet an artist to put iII some extra ore bodies
-just scatter 'emu through like pluns in ia
)udding-and that'll half sell it. The buy
'r will be sure to discover those ore bodies
fterwards, all the same."
"This don't look to ile hardly to be
quare," said the Nevadian with a deep re'
igious expression. "I want to sell my
mnie on its merits. I never sold a thing in
niy life on false representations and i'm too
>d to begin now."
".Now don't get riled, old fellow. You
ire not supposed to know what I do. Give
no the maps and the ore and let ie at tend
o the business. You can't be too tricky
vhen you sell a mine."
After a considerable persuasion, tho mine
>wner turned over his imaps and ore samples
o the Wall streeter, and that astute opera
or went on his way. iHe wias to get anl
iasay of the Samples, and they showed up
,1.500 to the ton. This set the New York
,hap thinking, and he went back to his Ne
rada friend and asked him how high the
amples would run to the ton.
''Well, I hardly want to say," replied
he Nevada Innocent, "I guffss them sam
>Aes you've got now are good for 35 or 40
lollars a ton. Of course I just took an
Lverage from the different, parts of the mine.
don't believe in picked samples. Such
rauds are bound to come out sooner or
ater, and as I've got more mines to sell, I
oncluded to act pretty square and get a
,ood reputation for business on the street.
The New Yorker drew his conclusions
and thought it would be a sharp thing to
ake that mine in himself.
"I've found a customer, old fellow," he
aid, and eagerly drew a check for $10,000,
>rofessing to have found a customer and
nade a neat turn on commission. "Bring
Long sonie more mines and let me sell 'cmi
or you," he added. "You see I have fa
:ilities which you have not. We'll go
ound and fix up the deeds."
-11a 41. * * nlinnl,, niffId,, it
Ip, and remarked:
"Now, I hope you've sold that mine on
lie square and not got too much for it. Its
vorth $10,00t as a fair speculation,"
The two men parted for good a couple of
lays afterwards, and the New Yorker came
>ut last week with experts to visit the rich
>roperty lie hod so shrewdly acquired. Ar
-lving at Pyramid lie asks for the Gold
"No sui a mine," was the reply he got
"Great Ciesar I I've bought the claim and
)aid $10,000 for it."
"Got bit, sure."
"A mian showed me a map. Here it is,"
mnd the New Yorker pulled out the map
vhich he had received from the seller. A
,rowd of Pyramtiders gathered round and
"T1hat's 01(d Sawyer's work. Oh, he's
m smart onie."
Just then old Sawyer, the foremost- citi
ien of the dlistrict, amid as innocent an old
nine-owner as the coast ever produced,
me up and looked over the map.
"It ain't Qorrecl, 01(d hoss," lie said, tad
iressing the New Yorker. "Too many ore
iodies p~ut in I"
"But there's no shaft, no machinery, no
nine I" roared the man from Wall street.
"Well," replied Old Sawyer, reflectively,
"I don't see how you can scour. The fel
ows who bought it are the onies to kick.
You got a handsome commission, you
"But the samples run up to $1,5001"
"D~on't you know you salid a man coul dn't
be too tricky in selling a miine on Wall
treet ?" inqluired Old Sawyer, and only ta
~ruie Christian, such as are rearedl in Pyra
nid district, caln understand the feelings
if pious elation whlichi Brother Sawyer ex.
perlenced as the gentlemian from Wall
street, accomupained b~y lia experts, drove
furiously off for Roe, blasting the blossom
ing sagebrush along the route with their
In the Water.
Captain Boyton recently gave an exhibi.
tion of his skill ini the wvater near Portland,
Maine. The captaini is a strong, well-bul
man ; his face is darkly taninedl, and ii
Linged with red beneath the eycs, which art
nearly closed while he is swimming. lii
paddle is a strong instrument with a round
handile in the center and stiff blades ori
either end. At lis usual rate of working
in still water lie makes f'-ur miles an hour,
and seems to accomplish this with very lit
tLe effort. After giving a short exhibition
of the various methods of swhnnming witi
or without a paddle, the captain commenec
to collect sqattered beams and boards wicl:
wore floating on thme water, and in an incredii
bly short timie had constructed a substantial
raft, Hie was attended by his little tender,
"Baby Mine," a boat miade of metal, with:
a close-fitting lid. Clambering upon hi
raft, he illustrated his methods oj
signalling with a flag, torch, rocket and
horn, lie then commenced his propara
tions for itunchi. Hauling his tender along.
side, ho took from IL a fir4-.pot, shavings,
bellows and matches, and having nad
kidling wood of some stray pieces of
boards soon had a brisk fire going. H1e
then poured water from a canteen into a
basin, which lie placed over the fire. Whil<
this was boiling, he took his pole and weni
fishing for something for his meal. Lean,
lug quietly on his paddle ho waltpd patient
ly for abite. -Boon he (ehtra nibble andbi
a thoient hauled out a tuI1-~tu perch,
Takng this to his raft he stoodd
end proceeded to dress it. Javiung
BIt f E FS.
-Iouston, ITexas, has repudiated her
Iblic debt, which amounted to $2,000,
-The A rnold print works at North
Adarns, Mass., now make 125,000 yards
of prints a day.
-The receipts of the English . rail
ways have been rapidly declining for
-The sugar crop of Cuba Is larger
than that of last year by a hundred
-in twenty-eignt years New York
has sent 48,000 friendless children to
the West and found homes for them.
-The fleece ot the common sheep
will average less than onme-half in
weIght to that of a Mer no or Cotswold.
-Compulsory education is suggested
for Wisconsin. Nearly oie-third of
the school population went untaught
-The new City Directory of Boston
for 1879 has just been publlished. It
contains 131,971 names, against 93,000
-The United States' imports of Cu
ban productions are upward of $70,000,
000 per annum. while her exports to
that island amount to but $15,000,000,
-The average consumption of wheat
for each individual of the poptilation of
Great Britain is eight bushels per an
-Between 187.1 and 1878, both years
inclusive, 3.86j,000 persons were er
loyed in British mines, and 9058 of
then lost their lives.
-The recent State censis shows that
the population of Nebraska is about, 380,
400, or nearly 100 times greater than It
was 25 years ago.
-New towns are laid out in the oil
region of McKean county, Pa., almost
every week. No less than live were
surveyed in the month of June.
-The total contributions to the relief
of the wives and children of the Glou
cester, Mass., lost isherman amounts
-The excess of exports over imports
for the year ending Alay 31, 1879, was
$209,709,876, and for the year ending
May 31, 1878, $241,850,039.
-Ilen ry Kig, colored, aged 73 years,
residing at Sa lisbury, bid., claims the
paternity of 41 children. The oldfst is
50 and the youngest Is two weeks old.
-Lumber sh ipmetnts are gradually
increasing at Lock Haven, Pa. The
Repubican says that, up to June 25th,
they wer 440,000 feet greater than at
this time last year.
-The Department of Agriculture re
ports that the losses to sheep owners
by the ravages of dogs reach one nil
lion dollars annually In the mutton and
wool actually destroyed.
-The first two days of the sale of the
late Mume. Musard's jewels at Paris,
produced about $180,000. The sensa
tion lot was a necklace of seven rows
of pearls which brought $34,000.
-The blossoms of the allantous tree
- ..Z., 1 , *t. a "r
Ifecnt)y Ar s.N S 'BLOYKP, i"t 1
county, Marylanti, lost sixty-one small
ducks, it Is believed from this cause.
-Mr. Henry, Inventor of the Martin
-Henr rille barrel anid ammunition
is vaiiy seeking for adequate renmun
erattion from the British War OIce for
the use of his patents by that Govern
-Mrs. Judith Mitchell, a sprightly
old woman in Ohio county, Ky., born
in 1786, has six ohildren, 54 grand
children, 116 great-grandelidren, and
10 grat-great-grandch ildren. All are
-A statue of Marshal Von Moltke is
to be erected in Cologne, the city of his
birth, and the Firat ilurgomauster has
olfered three prizes, of 1500, 1000 and
500 mat ks respectively, for the best
-Trho King of Denmark Is suff'ering
much from lii health. lie hats felt
deeply tile loss of his last dau h lter,
Thyra, Duchess of Cuinberlantd, and
the incorporation by Prussia .df North
Suhleswlg was also a trouble to him.
-Gardener E. Sisson undertook late
ly in ProvIdence, RI. I.. to make 100
pairs of India rubber boots in 100 con
secutive hours, or forfeit $5,000. He
periormed his task four uminutes before
tile expiration of his time..
-Mechanics get $00 a day, and com
mon laborers $15 a day, ini Buenos
A yres. Bookkeepers get$20.000 a year,
andl extra zeal as a maarger brings
$75,000. The papeor dollar is worth
tbree cents in gold. A loaf or bread
-A bar shot, supposed to have been
thrown fronm one of' the English frigates
which came up the Ponobscot river In
1814, has beeni found on the p~remnises of
Jonathan Pitcher, inl Bangor, Maine,
'some thmree feet below the surface of
-Miss Elizabeth Leibesberger, of
Berks county, Pa., aged 02, is one of
the wealthiest maiden ladies in that
State. She owns sevem al large farms.
She has silvery gaay hair, is neat and
trim in appearance, andi, considering
her great age, is quite active and alert.
A wvooden doll whiich William Penn
brought over from Englantidit a pre
sent to one of his daughters is still
cherished by a Washington family.
It is known as Lotitma Penn, the name
of tihe great Quaker's daughtor, and is a
faded beauty, twelve incifes high, with
out a joint lu jits body.
--There is an eccentric tramp in
Litchmfield county, Con'n., known as
"the Iteatherman.' H~e lives in a cave
In Rhoxbury during tihe winter, and at
other seasons wanderas from town to
town begging his way. Ils entire
dress, hat included, consists of old boot
legs tied together with' leather striogs,
--France is a' large importer of' for
eign stock.,. In 1877 she imported 185,
00black cattle, 1,500,000 sheep, and
120,000 pigs, all of which are examined
in the frontler custom houseis j'veter
inary surgons. TQ ,nain~~j tenec
essary staff QI yet aff oyi ~sthe
expense bcing.12.000f ffanes y hrya
small tax isexited s)ea pf stokI~.
.-Dbiri mg the tidh~og
June Sorb 86 fl'* poe
in 14'ow 4rr~Qt~ ii~s
of 11, ly~
84 . In o
this operation he placed it over the fire and
washing off his raft proceeded to spread his
table, not even omitting a tiny call-bell.
le then set forth his desert, cotisisting of
oranges and watermelons. When every
thing had been arranged to his satisfaction,
and his fish was nicely browned, he con
menced his repast and enjoyed his meal re
clining at his ease. After dinner ho lit a
cigar, and spreading a parachute over his
head ; produced a ncwspaper and a fain.
Having taken his ease in this way for a few
minutes, he laid asido his umbrella and
cigar and proceeded to exhibit his sailing
apparatus. His first set of sails was sioop
rigged with a mast some six feet high and
he afterward put out a high lateen
sail. These masts were inserted in a socket
between the navigator's feet while his body
corresponded to the hull of a vessel. The
wind, however, was very liglt and this part
of the exhibition was not so successful as
others. Captain Boyton then showed the
advantages of his dress for aquatic hunting.
Taking a double-barreled, breech-loading
shot gun he tischarged it in various posi
tions with great rapidity. He loaded and
fired twelve times, the whole operation oc
cupying not over a minute. Besides the
tender, ''Baby Mine" two other small boats
were lying at anchor near the shore. Cap
tain Bloyton now paddled rapidly up to the
first of these, a small metalic boat named
"A ddle." '[his he towed out sonic distance
from the shore and took from it a snow
white kitten decked with a blue ribbon.
Stroking it gently with his hard, wet glove,
the captain swam to.his raft and offered Ills
pet the remnants of his luncheon. Leaving
the trembling pisy' on the raft, Captain
Boynton paddled ashore and taking a rope
swam several hundred feet from the shore
for the purpose of showing the utility of his
suit in case of shipwreck. He next exhi
bited his method of giving night signals,
and using his cigar as a slow-match, dis-'
charged several rockets and bombs. Ile
then showed the floating powers of his suit
by taking a well-grown boy on his chest
and conveying him about the pond. The
last feature of the exhibition was the' de
struction of the second of the two rafts be
fore mentioned. She was six feet or more
in length and rigged as a brig. She bore
the familiar name of "Pinafore." By
plaring explosives about her she was
blown to atoms, pieces being shot into
the air higher than any of the rockets
had risen. Captain Boyton shows that
by this same method torpedoes can be at
tached to any vessel without danger of
discovery by those oil the ship, and
claims that the rubber armor is destined
to be an important instrument of ,naval
"Your wife going to the country f" asked
Green as he inet Brown.
"I guoss not. I offered her $50 to get
ready, but she declares rignt up and down
that sheo won't go."
"Have you worked the ill-health dodge?"
"Well, I tried to; but sihe has gained
thirteen pounds since last January, and
never looked better than now."
are relaxing 'g at gelneraly wiIns nLv
"Can't do it. She sleeps like a brick,
and her nerves were' never stronger."
"And she doesau't want to see her
"11er mother is lead."
"Digestion good ?"
"Splendid. She eats everything, from a
radish to lmburger cheese, and I can't talk
change of diet to her."
Green fell to musing, and by and by con
"Mr. Brown, you have been a good
friend to inc."
"Well, I hope go."
"Yes, you have stood by me like a
brother, and now I'll do you a favor. My
wife left for 11cr mfothler's, to be gone ten
weeks. I tried every (lodge I cold tink
of, but sile was bound to stay hmomne. At
last I hit it. She has freckles."
"Ahm I Egad I So has ntmie."
"Nothing but tile colutry air in June
wili start freckles."
"True-true. Peels 'em right off in
from four to cighlt weeks, leaving time comn
plexion as fair as a babe's, and without in
jury to time muost (dehcate eye-brows."
"Mr. Green, I see it all. I shall never
forget your kilndness. In less than as week
my freckled wife will b)0 iln Berrien county,
and you and I will stay out till two o'clock
in tihe morning, and tilen go to my house
and sleep in tile best bed withm Our boots oni
Mr. Green, Lor' bless you-shlake I Any
time you wanta favor you may rout mne up
at midnight and command I"
"A Hors A head."
A party of young men traveling in Eu
rope hmad among them a citIzen of our great
rep~ublic who wvas so thloroughlly patriotic
thmat lie could see no excellence inl anytinmg
in the Old World as compared with Is ownl
counltry. Mountains, waterfalls, churchles,
mlonumnents, scenlery, and all other objects
of interest were inferior to what the United
States could show.. His companions be
camne somewhat tired of hmis overweening
boastfulness, and determined to "take him
diown a peg." Tile p~arty spent a winter in
Romel; and one evening, having all things
prepared, they induced thleir Yankee friend
to join a drinking bout, and so managed
that they kept sober while ho got gloriously
drunk. Thereupon thmey took him into the
catacombs, laid him carefully down, with
a candle withinl reachl, and retired a shlort
distance out of sight to wait for tile devel
opmlents. After a wvhile their friend roused
up, hlaving slept off his first drunken stup
gr, and, in a state of some astonishment,
began endeavoring to locate himself, at the
same time muttering: "W'eli--hio-thia's
-little stilge. Wonner--hio---whlere I am,
anyway." lHe got out his 'mnatch, lighted
lisa .Candle, and begail to study is surround
ings. On each side were shelves piled with
grinning skulls agjd niches filled with skel
etons, while all about wore piled legs, arms,
ribs, anid vertebrss-a ghastly array and al
together new to him. Hie nodded to the
. skulls on one side wijh a drnken "'How do
do-hiot" and on the other' with "How
d'yo fe-anfwity I" took a look at his
Swatch, and once mere at his surroundings,
gton his feet, took off lisa hat, and hold
ing it abovre his head,. remarked, IMud
'enoug for his (r rds to heaw: "'S all
right 's-hio-all rgt. Morningofreir..
reotion, by-jg -1o Fi,'ei man on
throun.-A M P. Uniled Nt1atee/
. -The Baron Riiot lilld' persoe
eate foot4 un $G68.000.