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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. INNSR, S. C., SEPTEMR 13, 1879 VOL. .-NO. 97.
THE OLD HOME.
The wild bird eius and the rivulet runs
go cheerily round the spot
Whore the peaceful shades of the towering
Fall dim on my mother's cot.
The windows are low and the thatch is low,
And its old stone walls are gray
Oh I I see it, I love it, where'or I go,
That old home far away.
The little clock ticks on the kitchen wall
To tell the passing hours.
And the woo.bine is climbing round the cot,
With its sweetly sconto,l flowers.
And the old arm ohair, so cosy and low,
Where mother did knit each day
Oh I I see it, I love it, where'er I go,
That old home far away.
My mother ;I see her before me now,
Aslep in that old arm-chair,
With the sunshine tinging her wrinkled brow
That was once so smooth and fair ;
for crimpled border, as wh.te as the snow,
And her dark brown hair turned gray
Oh I I see it, I love it, whero'er I go,
That old home far away.
And there's the white cow on its homeward
As it comes so quiet along
And the little maid with pail in het hand
Is singing that dear old song.
And the frjlicaome lambs in that barnyard
Are gathering round to play
Oh I I see it. I lovs it, where'or I go,
That old home far away.
Not all the p easures the world can give,
N r riches of laud or sea,
Or the wealth or rank of eath's proud lords
Can o'er estrange from me
The roof ihat cover'd my dear mother's head,
With the humble floor of clay
Oh I I see it. I love it. where'er I go,
That old home far away.
But alas! she has gone where all must go,
For we all shill pass away
Yea ! even the cot that I love so well
Will crumble and decay;
For this earth is only a resting place.
It4 joys are ours f r a day
All my pleasure of life has conter'd in
That old home far away.
In the Gloaming.
"You are the beet judge of your own
heart, but I do not think your future prom
ises much happiness as the wife of Godfrey
Hfill. Remember who and what he is."
These wore the words over which Alice
11111 pondered as she walked slowly through
the grove at Bellows Falls. It was her
favorite walk, when she wished for solitude,
though it lay at some distance from her
houie, the stately house that crowned an
incline stretch of ground overlooking the
Remember who and what he Is I
Mrs. Hill had said *these words very
slowly, and with due emphasis, only a few
hours before,when Alice had read to her a
letter In which Godfrey Hill had asked her
to be his wife.
Who was he, then 1 Ie was the second
cousin of Alice, a man of about twenty
seven, who had been brought up by. his
grandfather in the house upon Bellows
Heights, and had supposed his Inheritance
of house and fortune assured.
Alice and her widowed mother had never
entered the stately house while old Mr.
Hill lived, but had supported themselves
by keeping a school for young children,
after Godfrey's cousin, Alice's father, had
It had never crossed their wildest imagin
ation that the old gentleman at Bellows
Falls would remember them by evert a
trilling legacy, and they were inclined to
think themselves the victims of a practical
joke, when they received the lawyer's letter
of heentreestteof John 11111, of Bel
no mre warystruggles for dlaily bread, to
wander through magnificent rooms and ex
tensive grounds with the deliciously novel
sensation of ownership.
And it must be confessed that Alice at
first thought but little of the dispossessed
But he introdluced himself soon as a
cousin, and visited the house as a wvelcome
.For, in answer to the second clause of
Mrs. Hill1's quiestion, what was he ? Alice
could have answered truly that he was the
most fascinating man she had over seen.
And Alice Hill, though a bread winner
in the busy world, had moved in good so
both on her father'snand mother's side.
She was no novice to be wvon by a mere
ly courtly ihanner, but she had never meta
man whose intellect was so broad, whose
courtesy was so winning whose face wans so
handsome as were those of Godfrey 11i11.
And yet there was a ietter in her writing
desk written by the dead man whose heiress
she was, warning her that, " because he is
unworthy, because lie has betrayed the
trust I put in hum, I have disinherited God
Tre was no specific charge, no direct
accusation, but the young heiress was
warned against h11 cousin.
Yet, in the ma l~ong cenversations the
two had held tdgother, Nodfidoy Hili had
endeavored to con'viee his fair cousin 'that
his grandfather had' been' iluenced by
false friends to~bdiibYe . tat2ments to his
discredit utterly ititrue .
Hie had 'almost covind her, that lie
was an innocent victim'to-tiiifot\muate cir
cumstances, a victim to a mistaken sense of
She was young, naturally trustful, and
her heart was free; so it is not wonderful
that Alice 11111 was inclined to restore the
disinherited man to his estate by accepting
*the offer of his heart and hand. Absorbed
'in her reflections, Alice did not notice that
clouds were gatherinig, till a sudden sum
mer showOr broke With violence above the
The rain came,%broygh tho branches suid
denly, drenlchiugk Urogh her thin black
dress, and she ran quickly to the nearest
house for shelt4r.
The nearest refuge proved to be the cot
tage where Mrs. Maaoni, who did the wash.
lng for, the great houlse, l)ved . vth hei
daughter Lizzie, one of the villag beauties,
There has' great JutlIn1g. abput whetr
Alice presented fierself -at the deon.
" Meroy sakes -' You'ie half dr6daied,'
the old womian -$d.hurrying her nrnex.
sted gfuest t4 the ktohenfirer "You're
11111 dies before she is of age. Mr. 11111
did not draw up this paper until his will
was signed and sealed, and he was remind
ed that he had made no stipulation for the
reversion of his estate."
" teminded by you? " was the bitter re
"II eminded by me! le was shown the
danger that you might become a suitor to
the young heiress."
" Well, that danger is over. I have been
a sincere suitor to the heiress, and she has
refused the honor of an alliance."
"6So, having lost that stake, I am pre
pared to accept the conditions, take the ten
thousand dollars, and turn my baci upon
Bellows Falls for life."
It was with a5 sense of great relief from
a very urgent. fear, that Alice Hill heard
from her lawyer of the demand upon the
estate, that matdc her poorer by ten thou
sand dollars, and removed Godfrey [Jill
from her path for life.
She told no one of the walk in the gloam
ing that had revealed to her the black
treachery of the man who wooed her so
gently, and had so nearly won the treasure
of her young heart.
It made her shy of suitors for a long
time, fearing her money was the magnet
that drow them to her side ; but there
camo a true lover at last-one she trusted
and loved, and who won her for his tender,
And Godfrey 11111 left his old home n.er
There w%as no thought of revenge in
Alice 11111's heart when she heard of the
death of her cousin, nearly three years after
his departure from Bellows Falls ; but she
could not restrain a fervent thought of
thanksgiving, when she realized that there
was no murderous thought hanging upon
her possible death.
And to her relief she told her husband
for the first time of that involuntary mas
querado that saved her from the power of
"It was at this hour, Will," she whispered
"and thid Is the first time since that day
thot I have been able to sit, without a 1
shudder, in the gloaming."
Charmed by a Snake.
For some weeks the parents of, Bertha I
Miller, near Mt. Vernon, Ohio, had noticed
that their daughter was showing marks of c
declining health, evidenced by an increas- e
ing paleness and emaciation and accompanied a
by a melancholy mood. So marked was,
the change becoming that they began feel
ing great solicitude concerning her and con- 1
3ultec a physician about the matter. The j
physician visited the girl, but was unable f
to explain the cause of her decline or to 1
render her aid. It also fell wider the ob
3crvation of her mother that each afternoon,
ibeut three o'clock, the girl would leave
.he house and remain away front one to i
wo hours. This fact being communicated f
to the other arent It was de v t ?o wa
'ne vounir la l anlia isime('rE~ j
reason for such habitual absence. Accor
lingly on the day following when the hour *
lad about arrived the father left the house
tad watched for the going of his daughter.
l[ a few minutes the young girl was on her h
way through a wood and up a ravine lead- c
iug from the house to a small stone quarry, h
iomo half-mile distant, reaching which she a
took a seat on a flat stone, under a small
,lump of trees, and remainea sitting there t
7uietly for several minutes, her head held
in one position, and eyes evidently fixed
m one spot. The father had gotten up so
near by this time that he could observe all
that would happen. In a few moments, to
his amazenment, there proceeded from the
direction in which the girl was looking a
snake about four feet In length, and known
to him as our common blacksnake or racer.
So astonished was he at the peculiar nian
nor of his daughter and the appearance of
the reptile that he remained quiet in his
concealment to observe what would happen.
The snake crept slowly along towards the
girl until It halted close to her feet. After
remiaining there motionless for a mInute or
more and gazing fixedly into the face of the
girl it slowly and stealthily began creepIng
toward her, and In a moment lay coiled in
hier lap. The girl remained perfectly mo
tionless, apparently not the least alarmed at
the presence of her.visitor, but gazing in
tently at It. After lying in that position
for a short time It slowvly uncoiled, crept
down to the grouind and back to its hiding
place In the rocks. The girl remained sit-a
ting motionless for a considerable time, and
then got up and retraced her steps to the
house. On the next clay the father, at the 1
appointed time, took his gun and proceed
lng to the scene killed the reptile. The
girl, startled at the report of the gun, sprang
to her feet, but Immediately recognizing
her father, proceeded without turthmer ado
back home with him. She, when Interro
gated, could give no intelligible reason for
visiting the spot, except thmat at a certain
hour she felt strongly Iiclned to go and sit
there. Blie lhas rapidly recovered hierhealth, ~
and appears in no wvise affected in her mhlid.I
Experts can offer no solution to this straugIg
proceeding, the most Intelgible that the
animal possessed a powerful mesmeric In.
fluence, andl had bo wrought upon the inad
of the girl that bhe went automatically to
the place. This, in connection with an ac-1
cumulated Inherited disposition to be be
guiled by a serpent-transmitted from our
first mother, Eve-offers the only rational
The Pyramids continue to puzzle
man's Ingenuity,-not only as to theIr
methods of construction, but as to the
purposes for which they wore built.
Mr. 8myth, whose astronomleal views
Imbued everything he looked at with
hals favorite science,endeavored to show
that the pyramid was nothing more
than an everlasting montment, wIth
th'o beneficlent intention of keeping for
ever fixed the unit of length-a sacred
cubit standard. TIhe last Idea is that
the pyramid is simply a cairn, and
that as a cairn it will be resolved someB
day, and will crumble to thme ground.
The labor employed on the Great pyra
mid was eqtuivalent to lIfting 16,788,
000,000 of cubic feet ot stone one foe
bigh.' If accounts.ean be reliedi upon,
it took 100,000 men twenty years to
complete .it. As a contrast, in con
structIng one of our earlest lInes of
railways there were ligted 25,000,000,
000 oublo feet of material one foot high.
The road, was built bf, 20,000 toe In
lies thaniv *VaneaS
Tihe Old 80lool-,onse.
It stood by itself on the outskirts of the
village, and had now fallen into decay.
I'he old porch through which we entered
wvas broken down, and no longer the honey
miekle clambered over the sides. 'T'here
was an air of gloomy desolation about the
)lace, and the moaning-doves in the trees
without added to the gloQmy picture. Thet
lesks and benches were till there, but oN
.red with dust, and the piders had hung 9
heir gray drapery over ient. Thto. teach
;r's table, raised on a platform, stil) stood,
md the inkatand black apd dry, hay4 never
)een removed. The Bible, froin : whose
)ages the exercises of the school were ?
t ways opened, was in its acenstomod place , )
;ut like everything else, covered with dust s
mnd mold. ]
Twenty years before, when a very young I
)oy, I. had sat many days and months con- f
ling my lessons in that old school-room. It t
was a different place thep. 'I'he warm sun
ight. came through the tIndows, and the
)almy breezes crept in hjden with the per
ume of the flowers witlout. The butter
lies darted in and out of, the windows, and
he little humming-bird hovered around f
he honeysuckle which clfambered over . the
)orch. The stream tha ; dashed over its '
ocky bed made a weird music which min- t
gled with the rustling o itlhe leaves of the
all trees without.
The teacher was a pal -faced, dark,' sad
yed woman, not more than twenty4Wo
rears old, with a g. the manner that
corned almost hopeless. 'Fhd.had come to
he village a stranger an opened the school.
he called herself Mrs. ay, and boarded
with the wife of the so 1i of the church.
Mhe evinced but little i ination for socia
nility with the villagers, and, generally re
used all invitations to ial ,gatherings.
the was evidently a woi an of culture and
efinemeint, accustomed o moving in polite
ircles ; and how she e r came to drift
ato our quiet, little, ou of-the-way village t
t was hard to tell. Sh happened to come
ust at the time we nee d a school, the
>Id teacher having died, and so, in a short,
ime, her school was f .
She was very gentl . and the pupils
earned to love her. I very gentleness
troved a restraining force, and the roughest a
>oy bent readily to the iule of Mrs. Ray i
.t worried us, hiowever,' see her fo said,'
id we noticed, too, at. *, unusual noise, i
tr sudden appearing of e parents in the r
chool-room, her dark ey'es would assumea
as eager startled look, and her white face r
vould turn still whiter. ,
Twenty years had rolled away since, as a
ittle boy, I had gone to school to Mrs. Ray.
had left the village for the city, and now,
or the first time, had come to visit the
ome of my childhood.
"Well, John," I said to the old sexton, p
'let us take awalknowtotheschool-room. b
"Ali, sir, many is the day any one has a
een there. It is never opened now, and is V
ast falling to decay," said John.
he pa'l, dark-eyed teaca.what became
"Did you never hear, sir, the terrible 1
tory ?" -
.I shook my head. :
"Ah, sir, that was a terrible thing. We
ad to shut up the school-room because the t
hildren refused to go there, and so we I
uilt a new one. The building fell to decay, I
nd the flowers around it died, and the c
veeds grew apace. It Is very desolate
"And what became of Mrs. Ray ?"
By this time we had reached the old c
chool-house, and having entered, were i
"We'll dust this bench, John, and sit t
town,;and you can tell me time story of Mrs. e
The sun was just sinking behind the hills
vhen we took our seats amid the dust and d
obwobs of the old school-room. It seemed i
o me that I could see the sweet, pale face _
>f Mrs. Ray clearly defined agaist the (lark u
>ackground of the gloomy place, and hear a
lie gentle tones of her voice.]
"W,ell sir," said the old sexton, "It was <
terrible day when we found Mrs. Ray <
ying dead in the school-room, her throat e
:ut, and her dress covered with blood. The
:hildren ran home and told- the news, and
he villagers hastened there ; but she was m
lead, sir, and all we sould do was to pick
ier up and carry her to my house, where t
"Did she cut her own throat ?" t
"Oh, no, sir ; it must have been done by
stranger whlo spent a night in the village,
mnd who was heard to inquire If a person
nwering to the description of Mrs. Ray ,
Ived here. You see, sir, her name was not
mirs. Ray at all, but Mrs. Mandeville. The
nan was not seen the next day, and was
eyer heard of again."
"What reason could lie have for murder
ng her ?"
"Mrs. Ray told her story to my wife.
she hind been engaged to be married to a
roung mani who was poor. and who her
ather did not wish her to marry. He
wanted her to marry Colonel Mandoville,
vho.was rich and influential. Then the
itory reached her that thme one she loved
ad married a lady in England, where he
ad gone to visit his father, and she felt
lesperate when she saw it in the news
apers. She married Colonel Manideville,
)ut she was not happy with him because
the did not love him, and lhe was a fiery-2
empered man, and she was afraid of him.
[n one of his rages he told her one day thatI
he young man she loved was not n.arried
it all, and that lie and her father hadI
3aused the marriage notice to appear in the
papers, and had intercepted all their letters
~o cheh other. Then Mrs. Mandevhlle told
im that there was no forgivemess in her
ieart for him ; that she never wished to see
lum agaIn, or her father either, for they
[ad broken her heart. When the young
nan had heard of her treachery in marry
Lng another when she had promised to
smarry him, he wrote her a terrible letter,
utpbralng her, lie grew a sort of melan
aholy, and one day he was found dead in
ais room; he hmad shot himself. Mrs. Man
tieville stole from her house one imight whenm
tier husband was out, and made. her way
here, because she know that it was an out
af-the-way place, and none would be apt
to find her. Bho lived in this village two
years, and we all learned to love, her, she
was so gentle slso kind. Bust my wife
says she looked"trrible, so white, and her
Byes flashecd whenever shte spoke of her
father and husband, and she usdto say.
I never can, I never intn to forgive
thepn, Mrs. Morrison ; no,- never I. never I'"
We can form no idea how bor husband
traced her he'e--for we anppsdthat the
man ws her husband--altho-hwe had no
clue to himn after lie left thea vllaige. The
children had left" Mrs. Mandeale putting
on hro llannet to learn the nahdal4oom. and
wet to the shin, dearie. Now ain't it a
blessing there's a whole washing in the bas
ket to go home ? You can go into Lizzie's
room and change your clothes, and I'll do
up them you've got on. Dear, dear ! your
hat Is just rulned-crape won't bear wet
ting-and you've no shawl. Yeu must just
put on a dress of Lizzie's to go home in.
It's nearly (lark anyway."
" Where Is Lizzie ?" Alice asked.
"Sewing at Mrs. Gorham's, dearie. She
will be coming home soon. I allers make
that a part of the bargain that she's to be
let home afore dark, and It guts dark now
by six-fall (lays are shorter than summer
ones. So she'll be home soon. It's clear
It was clearing up, and it was also grow
ing dark, so promising to send home the
borrowed dress In the morning, Alice started
She smiled at herself as she stood before
the cottage mirror, for she had not. worn a
gay color since her father's death five years
Lizzie's blue dress, scarlet shawl and gay
Sunday hat were sadly out of place upon
the slender figure, and setting off the pale,
refined face of Alice 11111.
- " Dear me," said the old woman. I hope
you'll soon chirk up a lilt, Miss Alice, and
take off your black. The old gentleman
has been dead a year, now. Them roses
do suit you baantiful."
Alice glanced at the staring red flowers
reflected in the nrror and smiled, as she
"I will take great care of Lizzie's hat,
Mrs. Mason. Good-by, and thank you.
It was nearly dusk, and there was a
quarter of a mile to walk .before home was
reached, so Alice hurried through the grove
where the trees had already shut out the
She had tied a small veil of gay tissue
over the gaudy hat, as she left the cottage,
and she hoped, if she met any acquaint
ances, she would escape recognition.
When she was half through the grove
she heard quick footsteps coming from the
village, and a moment later a voice said :
" You are punctual," and she was caught
for a moment in Godfrey 111l's arms.
She knew his voice, and struggled to free
herself, before realizing that he had mis
taken her for the village beauty.
"Poohi" he said, releasing her. "Don't
put on airs, Liz. Were you going to the
ad Yes," she answered, faintly, indignant
and yet curious, her woman's wits quickly
soeing his error.
-" I must go, too, before long, though I
had far rather stay here in the woods with
" Y our sweetheart is at the house," Alice
said, trying to assume the jealous tone of
an uneducated girl.
" What I That chalky-faced girl in
black ? Not a bit of It. Didn't I love
you long before she came to take what is
And a curse followed, coupled with her
own naue, that thrmi Allen 1ill wit.h
" But they say you will marry her," she
persisted, calming her voice as well as she
"They say right! I will marry her, and
have my own I Then, when she is dead,
you shall have your old beau again, Lizzie,
and conie to the great house, nmy wife. It
Is only waiting a year or two."
" But she may not die I" gasped the hor
S" She will die t I'll have no fine ady
taking what Is mine-mine, I tell you.
Y3ut what aila you? You are shaking as if
you had an ague fit. I've talked it all over
often enough before, and you never went
off into such shakes ! It is nothing new
I'm telling you."
" But -you -would - not-murder
her? " the poor girl gasped, drawing her
" Comec now, none of that," was the
roughl answer; "youl're not going back on
me now, aIfter al i you've heard of my
p)lans. You've sworn to keep my screts,
or l'd never have told you them. But
wvhat is tIle matter? "
And here Alice found herself shaken
with no gentle hand, to her great Indigna
tion. But her fears 'overmastered heCr
anger. Godfrey was heir-at-law to her
newly acquired fortune, and if he suspected
her identity, in those dark woods, she did
not doubt, after what he0 had already said,
thlat 110 would take her life.
" I am not well," she said, freeing her
self from the rough grasp on her arm,
I" and I must hurry on. Wait for me hlere
until I do my errand at the house and come
" Be quick, then," was the gruff reply.
And if she was in haste, the scoundrel
might well be satisfied at the rapidity with
which his c'ompamion left hhn.
She scat ecly knewv how sihe reached her
home, tore off her borrowed finery and
wrote to Godlfrey 11111, declinIng tIle honor
he had proposed to her, but giving no
other reason for her refusal than the state
ment that she did not love him1) sufficiently.
"hMamma," she sidd, coining into the
drawing roni,"I have written to Godfrey,
refusing Ils offer, and sent the letter to him
by James. I have remiembered who andl
what hie is."
Mr. Godfrey Hill's amazement was un
bounded when returning to his 110111, in the
village hotel, to dress for his promised call
upon Alice 111ll, lie found her note awaiting
But ho did not renounce his hope of
slhaking her resolution until the next day,
whlen lhe met the true Lizzie Mason in the
shaded grove, and in the course of their
lover-like conversation, that damsel told
him who hind worn her gay hat and red
shawl on the previous evening.
"An' she sent a five dollar bill with the
dress, because it got wet," said the girl.
"An' that I call real handsome of her,
Why, what ails you? you're white as
chalk I "
"Nothing-nothing. You were not. in
the grove at all, then, yesterday? ".
"No; I couldn't get off till long after
dark and so I stayed all night. I knowed
you'd be mad waiting for me, but I couldn'ti
help it this time.' Why-".
For her lover had started for the village
without even the ceremony of a good-bye.
He lost no time, on- his way, until lie
stood in the office of Jormiyn & Jermyn,
his grandfather's lawyers
White as death, with a voice hoarse and
thIck, he said to the older partner:
"You.told me my grandfather lett me
ten thousand dolipe, upon certain-,condi
" Quite correct. The conditions ale that
you 1eaveo Bellows Falls and never return
to it, and that you sign a deed relintjiish
Itt sll claims as heIs-atlaiwri case Mis
hat was the last time she was seen alive.
Icr bonnet was lying beside her when we
ound her dead, all bloody and crumpled.
'oor young lady I It was a terrible sight to
ee1l r lying there, her eyes wide open and
Illed with an expression of fright and
igony. I think, sir, that it would have
ieen better if she coulk have forgiven those
vho did her the great wrong ; but she said
here was not one atom of forgiveness in
icr, heart, that she would ratlier (lie than to
ay $he word forgive to her father and her
uh d rihad fairl gone down behind
hp liilhe When th '3 * n finished his
tory.' The shpdow 1iloped the old
0h9ol-house' dus i ?)ess ; we quietly
rdse and -walkq. 1 to leave behind
'plece haunted t sad- memories.
o doubt ' x ton said, it would
ave betd b e have been forgiving,
or forgi , e charity, covers a mul
The Now "Annihilator.'
I3rikhisd early, before one-tenth of the
itizeni~'df'Detroit had shaken off the of
ects of the glorious Fourth, Professor
ames K. P. Bnrlingamo made his appear
uce on several streets in Detroit almost at
he same moment. You would have known
din to be a professor, oven if you had seen
dm tangled up with a butcher-cart. That
all plug hat, carrying the stains of years
hat linen duster girted at the waist-his
mg hair hanging down to keep his shoul
lers warm, was a dead give-away on his
The Professor came here to dispose of
udividual rights to use his "Fly Annihi
tor," and he didn't'let .thqughts of the
ext Presidential election aet him down on
bench. Illis piccolo voice inquired of a
roman at the front door of a house on
ongress street east :
"Madame, have you ten seconds to spare
lds morning I".'
"No, str, was the prompt reply.
"Very rell, then ; you will miss seeing
ay Fly A"iihilator, " he remarked, as he
ralked off. "Thousands have missed it,
4 'etir everlasting sorrow-thousands have
ed it and been made happy for life."
' 1 t's some kind o' pizen I" she called
fler him down the street.
"Warranted free frdm all drugs or chom
%als dangerous to the human system, and
scommended to people troubled with
leeplessness," he called back, as he briskly
otracted his steps.
"I've got screens in every window, and
et the flys get in," she continued, as he
pened his satchel on the steps.
"Of course they do-of course. A fly
i like a human being. lar him out and
e is seized with a desire to get in at any
rice. Tell him he can't and he will or
reak his neck. Fling away your screens
ud depend entirely on my fly annihilator,
rarrauted to kill on sight, and can be
'orked by a child four years old. This Is
1He took from the satchel an eight-ounce
ottlo filled with a dark liquid and pro
ided with a small brush, and holding it
"One twenty-five cent bottle does for
venty doors, and I give you directions
ow to make all you want. No poison
cre-nothing in this bottle to trot little
bildren up to the cemetery."
"Why, you don't put it on the flies, do
ou I" she asked.
"Not altogether, madam. Any child
an use it, as I said before. Just watch
to a moment."
He swung the front door open, and with
lie brush applied the mixture to the back
dge, giving it a thin coat from top to hot
"Now, then," he said, as lie swung the
oor back, "flies like sweet. This mixture
sweet. The fly alights on the door, and
on swing it shut, and lie is jimed
gainst the casing and crushed in an in
tant. Every door Is capable of killing
,000 flies per day. If you have twelve
coors, your aggregate of dead flies will be
xactly 12,000. When you have crushed
bout 2,000 on a door, take an old1 knife
nd scrape them off, and begin over' again."
"Do you suppose-- I" began the indi1g
ant woman, but he interrupted with :
"Don't suppose anything about it, excep)t
hat it wvill mash fies and never miss. All
ou have to do is to opien every door, apply
be mixture, and shut them in succession.
f you have twelve dboors and twelve
hlldren, you can leave it all to the
hildren. And only twenty-five cents a
"Do you suppose I want. my (doors
laubed with flies and molasses?" she
nade a cuff at the bottle.
"Just as you p)refer, nmadaim," he quietly
eplied. "Some (10 and1 some don't. Some
von't have it at. any) price, and others ('een
et up extra doors In the back yard in order
o use lots of it. I'll warrant this liquid to
lraw 'em, if you'll only open andl shut the
"I won't buy it-I won't have It!I" she
houted, as she jammed the broom against
"Very well, madam-very well. If you
>refer a fly on your iiose to one on the door
can raise no objections. Itemember, how
ver, that this is my farewell tour previous
o ap)pearing before the crowned heads of
Euiropte, and you will not have another
hanee to secure the annIhilator. All you
mavo to do is to take your sewing on your
ap and open and shut the door at regular
"If my husband was here he'd-h'd-"
"He'd buy thme right for this county and
nako $20,000 in t wo months ; but, as lhe
s not hero, we'll bid you good day and pass
ma. Sorry madam, but some folks prefer
o kill their flies with a piltchfork, and the
nan with.pitchforks will call here in fif
The Boy BIarn.Burner.
The boy stood on the back-yard fence,
hoec all but him had fled; the flames
nat lit, his father's barn shone just above
ho shed. One bunch of crackers in his
and(, two others in his liat, with piteous
iccents loud lhe cried, " I never -thought of
hat!i" A bunch of crackers to the tail of
mel sniall dog he'd tied; the dog in anguish
mought the barn anid mid its ruins died.
r'ho sparks flow wide and red and hot, they
lit upon that brat; they fired the crackers
in his hand and eke those in his hat, Then
eamie a burst of rattlin sound--the boy!I
Where was he gone? Ask of the winds
that far around strewed bits of meat and
bone, scraps of cloth and balls, and tops
and Dails and hooks and yarn, the relics of
tus dreadfii boy that l burned hle father's
I was detained over Sunday in Barns
bury, and on Sunday morning I resolved to
go to church. The first church I came to,
a small frame structure with a wooden
steeple, had the doors and windows tightly
shut, but there was a man sitting on the
front steps whittling a stick, and I said to
"Are you connected with this church ?"
"Yes,'' he said, ''I'm the sexton."
"What is it closed for?"
."Well, mostly on account of Bank's
"Sit down, and I'll tell you about it.
You know Banks, he come to this town to
live a few weeks ago a perfect stranger, and
he rented a pew in this church. It seems
that Banks had three little bits of babies,
triplets, not. nore'n two months old, and
then, besides these, he had twins about a
year old. So nobody knew about the ba
blies, but Banks wanted the little darlings
baptizod,and he allowed to Mrs. Banks that
to rush the whole flive babies into church
on one Sunday might excite remark, you
understand. So he settled it. that he'd have
'em christened gradually, so to speak Ac
cordingly the next Sunday he fetched little
Jimmy, one of the triplets, and all went off
well enough. On the followhi' Sunday he
came a proi1menadin' up the 'tislo with
Ueorio Washington, another triplet, and
Dr. Binns, our preacher, he fixed him up
all right. l'eoplc thought it was queer,
but when on the next. Sunday mnornin'
Banks and his wise come into church with
another baby, William Henry, crying like
a Pawnee war-wlop), some of the folks
couldn't help snickerin'.
'Illwsomndever nobody complained, and
all might lave been well if Banks had'nt
come along the Sunday after with Elijah
Hunsiker Banks, one of the twins. Every
body laughed, and Mr. and Mrs. Banks
they wore furlous-macd as anything, you
know ; and when Elijah Hunsiker Banks
hauled off accidently with his hand and hit
Dr. Binas, who was holding him during the
ceremony, a wack in the face, and the doc
tor dropped hiim in the water, the congro
gation just fairly roared with laughter.
Mrs. Banks turned red as fire and looked as
if she would like to murder somebody.
Well, you know, we all thought this was
the last, and public feeling kinder shuimered
down on toward the end of the week, when
who should coie booming up the ashie on
Sunday morning but Mr. and Mrs. Banks,
with Tecum9eh Aristotle Banks,the remain
ing twin! Well, you ought to 've heard the
congregation laugh I I never seen not hin'
like it in all my experience. Even Dr.
Blinns had to smile. And the Bankses, they
were perfect wild with rage. Anyhow,
they baptized Tecumseh ; and after meetin'
some of the elders got to jokin' about it.
One, they'd have to apply to the town su
pervisors for an extension of the water
works; another allowed that arrangements
ought to be made to divert Huckleberry
the dnurch; anALnLr matte sothb'kind br a
joke about business being good because so
many banks were in town; another said that
Banks woid need about twelve pews when
his famiily grew up. Somebody must have
told Banks about it, for what does lie do to
revenge himself? lie sends down to Cla
rion county to his two sisters to come and
bring their children. So they had a couple
of babies apiece, and as soon as they arrived
Banks he begins to bring them to church
gradually, like the others. Yon never seen
such meetings as them I The church was
jammed full, and people just roarin.'
And when Banks came in on Sunday with
the fourth and last of his sister's babies,
the trustees thought it was time to
interfere. Getting' to be a farce, you
know I So Deacon Smith he stepped up
and said somethin' or other to Banks, and
Banks, quicker'n a wink, laid down the
baby and banged the Deacon with his fist.
And so, I dunno how It It was, but in a
minute there was Banks and Deacon Smith,
andl Deacon Hubbard, and Banks' sister's
baby, and me, all a rolling and a buimnpin'
over tihe floor, hittin' umnd kickin' and
woop)in' in a manner that was ridiculous to
Anid when we all come to, and got
straightened out, Banks picked up the bat
tored tiaby of his sister and quiet, and the
trustees held an informal mectin' and
agreed to close thte churcoh for a month so's
to kinder freeze Banks out, and now we've
shut up; but I reckon is is no nse, for I
hear Banks has got 1his back up aidd gone
over and joined the Baptists." So .I said
good dlay to the sexton and wvent in search
of another aanet.Wary.
Stranage Mexican Animal
TIhe banks of thle Rio Futerto are lined
with stately bignonta trees; and hero I
saw for the first time the singular rep
tile which the Spanihbrds call iguanma and
the Portuguese eaymnan do motto-i, 0.
'tree-alligator.' Tihxe latter name may
have been suggested by the formidable
appearamnce of ani animal whieh atttains
a length of seveni feet and a weight of
sixty-flve pounds, and jumps from tree
to tree.with the impetus of a tiger-cat;
but there 18 flO doubt, that the Iguana i8
the most harmless creature of that size
whieh ever jumped or flew or swaim on
this planet of ours-the most harmless
cJreatumre of Its size, we might say, for
thie little goldfish and the robin. red.
breast are beasts of prey compared with
the tree-alligator : they will hurt a fly,
but the iguana is a strit vegetarIan,
anid like an orthodox Hlindoo endeavors
to prolong his life without shortening
that of a fellow-oroature. still, with
its saurian beak, Its preposterous claws
and the row of bristles along its back.
bone, this giant lizard is a scandlalous
The Two Wills.
Tlhere are two passagis in the will of
Chtiseihurst and the will of Long wood
whieb may be contrasted and read with
curious interest. The First Napoldton
"I dile prematurely, assassinated by
the 1Nnglish oligarchy and its * *
The 12nglsh nation will not be slow 1:1
Th ourth Nap~oleon ttItes:
"I shall die with ? geotIideht of pro
found. graitude to*aa'd Her Masjestj
the Queen of Emgaandd owsrd 411 tii
Royal famitly, and t9ward .the countity
wthere I kavo oelved &rring* eigh~
Yosars so odial a bo.:italIth."
NEWS -IN BRIEF. .
-There are _,800,000 *iarriageabie
girls in France.
-During the monthi of J'uly the ew
York police captured sixteen t.unaway
boys. frot -Boston and vicinity.
--The consumption of cofi'e through
out the world has iucreasd durijg the
past forty years from 190,000,000 to l50,
-Daniel Lawrence, a rich -iNtfller,
who (lied at Medford, 11ads'., 're&ntly
left $7000 to the town .iof-"-Ifyngsboro,
Mass., for,a,poor fund' :r.' t: r
-Fourteen cups of ,@vrp$ chica will
be ofiered in competitf3 by the French
War Office to the societis of carier
pigeon breeders. - t' - .i t .
-It is estimated that the Minhesota
wheat crop will yield an average of fif
teell bushele to the acre, or altorether
44, ,000'Dushels ini the State.
'1'herd1-r" fdtit hundred atid fifty
lady dentistiin the' Udited States, and
three ,i4pes us,wlpy -learning the busi
-'h llub vibts in 1>78 in
all the Statb prtgblih oT the Unior' was
20,197, of whom 18,186 were em,r -yed
--he amount of lumber on hand at
the different points on the Susquehanna
is represented as larger this year, at
this season, than for years past at the
-The Pennsylvania Railroad has
erec'el gas works near t4 e Union De
pot, Pittsburg, for the mantufacture of
gas to be used in the depot and 'on the
-Gadshill Place, H1ighaln, the- rea
dence of the late Charles Dicken@, and
which has been for a long time In the
market, hasat length found a purchaser
in Captain Austin Budden, of the
Twelfth Kent Artillery.
-The export of American beer was
valued at $150,100 last year, against
$50,000 Ia 1874. The importations, on
the contrary, have fallen off very large
ly, being 2,167,251 gallons In 1875,
against 767,709 gallons in 1878.
-In recognition of the labors of rro
fessor Oreist, of the Law Faculty of
Berlin, President Hayes has transmitted
to the Professor, through Mr. Tverett,
a collection of volumes on the history
-A woman was drinking milk from
a cup in Paris on the 28th of June, at
6 o'clock in the morning. The light
ning knocked .he cup from her hands
but left her unhurt. The cup could'
not be found.
-Three of the surviving dosceudants
of Massasoit the -noted Indian1; Mrs.
Mitchell and her two -daughtens, are
>assing the summer in camp at;fletty's
.ek, a tract,of land up the shores of
-The-_lational debt is now about $2,
3 hichl cars -n t
4M per cent., $250,000,000; 5 ier'cent.,
*600,000; 6 per cent.; $350,000j000; no
-'Ton years aigo the. .p.ort}i(on of
leather to Europe was ii>;st, tsted as
an experiment. Since terithe trade
has grown to 25,000,000 pound '(valued
at $4,000,000) per annti',, with Anll in
crease for the first six, agghs of this
year of 1,000,000 pounds
-TIhe Chicago eteytors contain at
the present time 2,585,273 busifels ot
wheat, 2,958,576 busiels oft corn, 154,219
bushels of oats, 50,070, bushels of rye,
and 76,960 busuels of barxly,, .m4ing a
grand total of 5,775,098 bishe's, against
1,570,055 bushels at this period last year,
-In Paris and its suburbs there are
more than 18,000 people who live by
rag-picking or rag-selling. .Tho;-e are
10,000 ohinoiunniers whotgo about collec
t.ing scraps of rags or gaper,' a'tid 3,000
old clothes deaiers who buy .i'gA, and
who again employ 2,000 worcmpeu.
-In New South WVales lAst yelir the
sumti of $1,708,485 was exp ended upon
pr-imary education. Tieac hers' 'salaries
absorbed18700,320.l 'lhere welin'oper
atio 1,87 cholk,attended 'ion the ag
1gregate by 128,125i pupils. n~ace 1877
there has beon an fuerease of iseventy
cehools. Tron years ago there ivekb only
642 schools.' "
-Thme .110ton Fish Bureau has just
competedstatistics -of th., .catei of
mackerel, thea-ecelpts anid imp~orts from
January 1' to August 1, T'hq New
England cateh, of mackerel "for that
time is 81,763- barrels, of. whichm19,414
barrels have bep paoctiot ston,
12,490 barrels at Gloucester and p19,941
at all other New Enagl&agd por,tk.
-A mile Is 6,250' 39! d ,780 'yards
in length. 'A' fathioom 'Is- el3' f1$t. A
league is thkree miles. 6AMabbath, Dry's
journey is 1,155 yardls less thani, two
thirds of a mi:le. A 'day's JourzAey is
32%~ miles. A cubit is'tWo fe'6t. A
hand (horse measure) is four inches.
A palm is three inches. A span is 10%
incehes. A space Is three feet.
I-Of 17,000 guns construete.d by Herr
Krupp at his works at Essen"~ uring
,the last twenty-three years only AIxteen
have burst, and near1y all of these wvere
dlestroyed during trials undertaken to
testi their power of resistance or endur
ance, and when, consequeni,ly; they
wer-e load'.d with charges heatler than
they were designed to fire.. ..
--Thirty-two American horsesrariv
ed1 at 11avre recently for the French
cavalry. They were inspected by
French officers detailed fos' the purpose,
and idere all accepted at prices a'anging
froin $220 to $270, which ,are,tl top
prices ior French remounta. 7Iohor
ses were in splendid condit O after
their voyage, no accidents 'wbatever.
haring occurred on board ship. .
-The immigration statistics) at Gas.
tlo. Garden, Ne w York, give the number
of arrivals of imi grant7 dt'ring July at
12,408, against 8822 In July, 1@7,IThe
total arrivals since Jauairy 1 are 88,800,
ain Increase of 21,050 over t,hame per
lod last year. The records of each
month show an inbirease; t ' May
botng the greatest, w1i1t were
18 828 arrivals, agal.at 114i May,
--Mrs. ba0arie Ilotlld idh $tst died
ate Fltoliburg, Mass., at th ,adyancod
age' of 9 earS, 19 !IthJ a o .r
atorItIof hqr . be I
t'day df!& aUQ ti"v ~eof
82and86 -t4sp' -