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TI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., SEPTEMBER 25, 1879. VOL. 11I.-NO. 102.
Home tWill be just what we make it,
Clothed in sorrow or in joy ;
Love, if pure-no powvers can break it,
Nor its peaceful life annoy.
Dbrkness always gathers strongest
Whore love's power is little known
There its shadow dwells the longest.
As a tyrant on a throno.
In the garret or the palace,
Ilome is home, where'er it be,
Lo.o should ruleit free from malice,
Spreading peace and harmony.
Pleasant words at home returning,
Iiring kind answers back again ;
Each from each be over bearing
Love is its bright golden chain.
Oh how grand, arrayed in beauty,
When iove's power guided all at home ;
As a sentinel on' duty,
It remains-whate'er may come.
Loving hearts are over ready
To add pleasures every day ;
By their life power, firm and stbady,
Blessing all w.thin their way.
May love's gun be ever '-ining,
In each home b'or all the land
By its mystio grace entwining
Ileart to heart and hand to hand.
Flowing onward as a river ;
In its silent majesty ;
God's true presence to deliver
hearts and h9mes from misery.
Wronged and Righted.
Several years ago I was a member of a
dramatic company doing the interior Penn
Kylvania towns. At U , among the
" sights " pointed out to the stranger is a
huge tree, and about four feet front the base
the bark has been cut in the form of a cross
in dimensions about two feet by three feet.
What is the meaning of that? " asked
I of my "guide "-the clerk of the post
ofi1c-as I pointed to the cross so deeply
graven in the tree.
"There's a story goes with that," said
he, "and it's been the cause of my being
against capital punishment ever since."
''Yes," interrupted he, "and one that
even the youngest child in our town has
learned to relate. Let us sit here, and I'll
tell it you."
Lighting a fresh cigar, no began the
following, and I will give it in his own
words as near as I can:
" Let's see-it's now almost forty years
ince the events which I am going to relate
ccurred. Two miles to the west, over
there, is an old run-out coal-pit, or I should
say, a pit sunk for coal, but which never
yielded much of the 'dusky.' One of the
men employed in the first working and
sinking was named John Harris, a collier
from over the water. He was a sort of
superintendent or boss of a gang of the
workers, and had built himself a neat little
home about a mile from here, between this
place and the pit. His family consisted of
himself and daughter, his wife having died
in England. The daughter was a beautiful
girl just turning her eighteenth year, and
was the magnet that drew all the Fay
young gallants for miles around. Amdng
the number of swains who were ready o
'flght, bleed or die' for her were ' Henr.
Lewis and Charles Jenkins. Both figure
prominently in my tale; so I will name
none of the others who had enteredl the
lists for favor from Lucy Harris.
"It appears that Lewis, a quiet, orderly
young fellow, had the inside track in the
affections of the divIne Lucy, and accom
panied her to all the merry-makings, feasts,
etc., to the envy of all others, but to none
more so thtan Jenkins, wvho flattered himself
that, were Lewis only removed from his
track, he could come in winner of the
hand of the fair one. 01ld man Harris
really favored the latter, being, as he often
remarked, a 'youngster of the right sort,
and( none of your milk and water babies,'
which eulogium of the talents of Jenkins
was occasioned by the fact that old man
Harris in his drmnking bouts found a right
goodi companion in Jenkins, and one who
could ' down ' as much 'mountain dew ' as
he, while, on the other hand, Lewis was
about the only teetot aler among the visitors
at the Harris house. In his carousals thme
-old man swore roundly that Jenkins alone
should possess the hand, If not the heart,
of Lucy, and forbado Lewis from coming
to his house. Clandestine meetings, of
course, followed between Lucy and the
latter, but not unknown to the vigilant
Jenkins, who was watchIng the lovers for
all that was out.
" Things reached a crisis, when the old
huan, iunformed of these meetings, took to
dIrinking harder, and swore by all the gods
to rid the erqrth .of that dougit-faced baby
who was trying .to steal his; child away
from him, Lucy, who had of late been
treated shamefully by the old reprobate,
used to come here to this spot to hold tryst
with her lover, or to weep alone in anguish
over her unhappy life, made now~ doubly
wretched by her continued opposition' to
her father's wishes.
' "Jenkins came to the house onb ecauti
ful (day Ip May, and having brought a plon
tifml 'supply ot whiskey with him, the old
mna1yr5w 5) pdethe 'i*fluence,' and
.depkiuwt fr~* eithier, tAuey, see
lng how~ ,it4 pt6silently stole fronm
the ~houp e her way towards
her fa*f ~~8he was seen t6
leMO U4t a he imme
*dial41,y *oa~~'t that
she heard a crackling in the brush, and,
thinking It was Lewis who was keeping
his tryst, her eyes brightly kindled and a
smile illumined her face. But when the
burly form of Jenkins burst into the clear
ing, her smile changed, and a look of
loathing and contempt greeted him as lie
rudely accosted her.
"'Thought it was the other one, did
you? Well, I'm tired of this shilly-shally
ing, and I'm going to end ths thing. You
have got to be mine at last, so you can
make up your mind to that '
" ' What do you mean I' asked the ter
"'It ncans that, you are in my power
now-no one near us-and I'm going to
make you mine by all means.'
" le seized her as he spoke, and, not
withstanding he was a powerful man, her
strength and the liquor lie had imbibed
made the struggle a desperate one. Seeing
that he would probably be foiled in his
evil desires, and now thoroughly maddened
by the whisky he had drunk and the girl's
almost superhuman exertions, lie whipped
out a large pocket-knife and threatened to
kill her unless she quit struggling. The
sight of the knife lent extra strength to
the unfortunate girl, and just as she was
about to overpower the brute the knife was
sheathed in her bosonm. She fell at his feet
and again and again did the murderer's
knife seek her heart. After his paroxysm
of rage, the sight of the now inanimate
body filled hiu with fear, and, dropping
the knife, he ran from the spot. He quick
ly made his way to the house, where the
old man still lay in his stupor. Then did
the first thought of concealment of the
crime enter his mind. le raised the old
man from his slumber, and easily convinced
him that lie was but just dropping off to
sleep when lie roused him, and bantered
him to finish the bout. The old man took
It all in, and together they had a right mer
ry time finishing the jug. Here was an
alibi ; for lie could make the old man
swear that he had not left him a moment
"A short time after the murderer had
fled from his victim, Lewis, who had an
appointment with Lucy at that hour has
tened to the rendezvous. Imagine his hor
ror when his eyes gazed upon the one object
on earth dear to hun, cold, lifeless and
bloody. With an awful shriek lie clasped
her in his arms, trying to warm her back to
life by his own heart beats. Then, kneel
ing by her corpse, lie swore to avenge her
death, and then, almost crazed by the blow,
lie continued to call on her lie loved.
"Some miners passing that way dis
covered him, and taking him into custody,
delivered him to the authorities at G--,
who, notwithstanding his protestations of
innocence, lodged him in jail on a charge
of the murder. of Lucy Harris. Public
sentiment was about equally divided, and
when the trial came on yhe court-room was
crowded. The defehse was a denial of the
murder, and the knife, whibh was proved
to have been the prisoner's, he claimed to
have lost several days before the murder.
The prisoner could not be roused out of the
apathy which had seized ~ him, and to all
the exhortations of his friends he made
answer that the s"oner all :was over the
sooner he would join her, above. Not
withstanding an able,defonse by his law
yer, he was fomid guilty of the murder
and sent6nced to be hanged.
" The trial and verdict convInced nearly
all that he was indeed the murderer, anid
the most charitable gilded lis fearful crime
with 'emotional insanity.' However,
guilty or not, preparations for his hanging
went on, and the eventful day drew nigh.
"Jenkins was the loudest voiced of all
firm believers in'the guilt of Lewis, and it
was observed that lie of late drank heavier,
and the sun neither rose nor set on him ex
cept as a drunkard. The night before the
day appointed for the hanging lie was
seized with delirium tremens in the then
prlncip)al saloon of the town, and, ti the
astonishment of the bystanders, in his do.
lirium beo again went through the bloody
Sragedy. The Judge who had passed the
dread sentence was sent for, and, giving
Jenkins into the custony of several consta
bles, lie had a magistrate to take down the
sayings of the now ravIng maniac, and all
wore soon convinced that the real murderer
of Luoy Harris was before them.
"The Judge went to the cell of the con
demned, 'Id with a glad heart lie conmmu
nicated the joyful news to the prnsoner, and
told himn he would be a free man to-mor
row, and thanked God the real murderer
had been found, and that an innocent man
had not suffered. The Judge and magis
istrate, on their own responsIbilIty, released
Lewis, and the trial and conviction of Jen
kins soon followed : for when accused of
the murder and shown the damning self
accusations, he wilted and made a clean
breast of it. The gallows erected for Lewis
served to "shuffle off" the real mmorderer of
Lucy Harris, for Jenkins was swung off in
a short time afterwards.
"Lewis, as soon as released, camne to this
;spot, tIid scone of the tragedy, and carved
that cross on the tree, and every,day during
life hie would come hero, kneel and pray. to
be worthygot being united with her above.
Hils reason was shaken by what Ihe had
gone through, and the Judge cared that he
wanted for nothing. ' The people here call
t,hat .'LOwIshkCrMs,? and:H6aven knows he
did carry a heivy cross.. He. kept it white
and clean while livingr not allowing:a fibre
to grow in atht of ,h Ii nelsions, 'lHe died
about fifteen years ago, amnd once in a while
drie of the town' pienbildte out thie jooes
as it fills up, so as to erWI 'Low1l#
6089 le Ibg is the tNti 1e
,.A Mighty Good Stick."
"Confound that scaly siner; that's
the third time he's skinned my hook,"
and he yanked up his fish pole and pre
pared to rebalt. It was on the sunny
side of the bridge and for three hours,
the two fishermen had silently sat and
the fish had been equally silent. At
tachl'ng a dainty morsel 80 that the
point to be taken could not be seen, he
chucked his sinker into the water and
"Just out by them 'ar sticks I pulled
up a monstrous eel, weighed four
pounds and a half."
"I'm, hi'm," remarked his compan
"Yes, four pounds and a half after it
was dressed. Well, you can Jedge how
big he was. When I made the chil
dren's shoes in the winter I lined both
pairs with his skin, and had 'nough
left for another pair. I was fishir' for
blue fish, too, but the tide got kinder
low, and the bait Xot among the grass.
and Mr. Eel lie went for it. Couldn't
think what I'd run across. I switched
my pole this way an' that w Ay an' then
I knew 'twas an eel. I sorter let him
play with the line till I guessed lie
might be tired an' then I pulled him
"n ill up hard ?" queried the listen
"1 sht'd say so. This pol jest
doubled right up and the tip was out
here within a foot o' my hand, but
'twas good for him. I'd risk this pole
with a ten pounder. It's a mighty
good stick. Ilello1 there's a whop
Just then the "mighty good stick"
broke oi short, and both fishermen
seized hold of the line and pulled for
dear life till the fish on the hook was
landed. It was a blue fish and they
took it into the nearest counting room
and had It weighed on the postal
"It'll cost you just six eents to send
it at letter postage," said the obliging
"It must have been my other pole
that [ pulled the eel with," was the
only comment of the sundried fisher
Improving the ndlan.
At Traverse City we were joined by
a man from Boston who had "Injun"
on 4he bran. Ilie shook hands with
every redskin lie could corner, patted
on the head every papoose he could
reach, and the slght of a bark wigwam
would send him off on a journey of
three miles along the sandy beach.
When we got up to Old Mission "Hlia
watha," as we called this Boston man,
found plenty of food for his character
istle. Lots of Indians were loafing
around-greasy, slovenly redskins who
hardly knew enough to catch fish, and
the Bostonian let himself loose. He
was the friend of the red man from the
word "go." Ills charity extended to
the Indian and no further. The Ingen
uity of the Indian surprised and de
lighted him, and after paying three
dollars for a bark lamp-mat worth
about twenty-fiVe cents Ie exclaimed:
"Why, sir, give the red man halt a
show and his ingenuity would outshine
the white man's in no time at all I lIe
has been knocked down anid stepped on
and kept down, but I'll improve him If
I have to stay here all summer."
The next day, while we wvere hunting
around for harvest appies, we came up
on about twenty Indians on the shore.
One was using "HI lawatha's"' fine comb;
another had his tooth-brush cleaning
the sarnd out of' a sore heel; a third was
trying to windl up his watch backwards;
a fourth had his wallet; a fifth hmad his
hat and( cane. The Boston man had a
bottle of'perfurmery in his satchel, and
one old squaw was pouring the contents
on the soles of her big, black feet, and
then smelling eteh foot in succession'
Her face bore tire broadest, blandes,
smile one ever saw, arid was darkened
only when her husband came along
and drank up what perfunmeiy she had
They sailed away down tire bay 'in
theIr eanoes, and an hour af ter we
came across the boston mnan. - iA en
thusiasm had so carried lhmp away that
lie had spent the night in a wigwami.
While lie slept and dreamed of Im
proving the poor indian, the poor In
dian had remained awake and irnii~ov
ed his chances. It was a sad blow to
the trusting man, and when we. took
up a shake puree to sendl him across
to Petoskoy, he had only one wish. He
wanted to be turned loose in a paddock
w,ith all the rod men of Miehigan for
about half an hour. ,
A pespgrate Bear Fight.
In the oarly 'part of .this cenitry the9
western por,tions of North. Carolina
were infested by wild game, amnQpg
which was the elk, now entirelye
inet in the South. The ilagt elk was
killed in Mitchell county, Jt is said,
about 18243 Some time about 1815, a
patrty of veteran and daring hunto,1s
were in the~ mountains of BlunggtsbQ,
engaged in a hunt for th#pse animals.
They *pent heral. weelcs,, lynally in
such embeditidfisisleepidg Tai tJi fo6
osts, al*afs dn. danger from' d*h
bedits bdfennin,juwst#efore night.
fail, the paity. rot1arnod, one by one', to
the rendeavodse ali se one V old
sportsmsen. 1(iwhgui ii t$
absence dauO. I it%kf~
"Utie slipj '6h
was ~1 pne to
iolso of the report came from a
canebreak, a quarter of a mile away.
Taking lights, two of the hunters made
their way thither and found their com
rake but a few rods from the brake,
lying on the ground so badly injured,
as to be helpless and well nigh ex
hausted. In reply to inquiries he said
he had tracked a bear and tired at him
wounding the ferocious beast. he
thought, fatally. On going up to his
prize the bear arose and seized lim. A
terrific struggle ensued between the
two. Losing his knife in this contest
the hardy hunter said he had no other
means than to seize Bruin's nose in his
teeth, IIe declared that he had done
this. and with such effect as to bite off
the tip of the entire end of the nose.
The earth near by was bloody and
trampled, but his comrades ridiculed
the idea of his having bitten off the
bear's nose lie continued to assert it
and said that the bear, discomnited had
fled and taken refuge in the brake,
where he would wager . he then lay
dead. The wounded man was taken
into camp and his injuries attended to
At daylight next morning several of
the hunters went into the brake, and
there found the bear shot through the
body and with the tip of his nose bitten
off. The old hunter lived many years
but always spoke with peculiar pride
of his having thus overcone the bear,
and exhibited a score of wounds made
by the animals claws, as proof of the
Capt. Akey, who killed a. man in
Nevada recently, was mining in Tuol..
umne. county, Cal., when the war
broke out and with a number of other
residents, volunteered his services. A
company was raised, all good men,'and
lie was elected captain. Much to their
disappointment, the Government de
cided to keep them in California, and
they were ordered to Humboldt Bay.
Akey's head was turned by the author
ity conferred upon him, and he began
a series of petty persecutions which al
most drove his men mad. They bore it
for months, until it padsed beyond the
limith of endurance, and then they re
solved to end it. This esolve took the
form of a determinatio never to obey
another command of Akey's. This
was nothing more nor I as than mutiny
and was punishable with death; but
the boys preferred that to the tyi anny
under which they hiad'groaned and suf
ferod so long. An order had been re
ceived to proceed from Humboldt Bay
to Red Bluff's and Akey went by vay
of the ocean to San Franelsco, while
the company crossed the mountains.
They were encamped on the bank of the
Sacramento river when he arrived, and
the crisis came aR soon as lie put his
foot in camp. le called the company
out on parade, and ordered all those
who had resolved to repudiate him to
step to the front. Ninety men, the en
tire company, firmly took the steps
The Sheriff of Teiiama County was
with him and turning to that officer he
asked dim if lie would assist him in ar
resting the orderly sergeant. The of
flcer replied that he would, and the
two started to do so, whlen they were
both covered with fiity revolvers, the
ominous click of wvhich sounded pain
fully intense. Th'le Sherliff took to lis
heels, and never stopped until I.e
reached the ferry, a quarter of a mile
distant, but Akey confronted the angry
men as coolly as if nothing extraordi
nary was hiappeninig. Trhoecoior never
left his face, nor did a tremor disturb
his equanimity, although lie fully re
alized that the men were thirsting for
his blood. Nothing but his bravery
saved him, for they had fully deter
mined upon killing him, but as he ran
his eyes up and down the line and said,
"Boys, the odds are too much," they
respected his courage, dropped their
weapons, and allowed him to slowly re
tire.. The upshot of the affair was that
he was relieved or his command, and
after an lnvestigationi of' the circum
stances, was discharged from the ser
The Oak Tree.
4 long time ago, two lads, calleg Ed
mond and Oswald, camne before a court of
justice. Edmond said to .the judge:
"Three years ago, before tettlag out on a
journey, I entruste(d to this Oswald, whom
I then considered my best friend, a valua
ble ring composed of precious stones, but
now lie will not restore the ring to me."
Oswaid lain lisa hand upon his breast and
said, "I swear by my honor that I know
nothing about this ring. Miy friend Ed
noond cannot bp in his right senseos."
The judge said, "Edmund can you bring
forward any witness to prove- the fact that
you entrusted the ring to his keeping."
Edmond replied "Unfortunately, we had
no witness excep)t an old oak tree in the
yild, nder which wW ,took lea#e of one
OM'aid ' said, "I atm readly to awear I
know a little abou't the tree: as abodt the
Th udge said, "Ednm~d goand bring
me .a branech ot that tree t I deire to see it.
You, Oswald you wait here tihlli hereturns.."
Edsmcn. .wn, Af tene ~alting a ,ittle
while.the judge became iu1itient and said:
"Wh* can be keeping' dniond so lo:W ?
Oswald'dn the phidow,anto seeit he le
0 said Oswald1 co'uld not
The Man That Owns The Railroads.
Not long ago a woman of Now York
was passing along Fifth avenue near
the cathedral, and seeing some men at
work in a large lotas if prepariig the
ground for a building she stopped and
put some questiois to a maI who seem
ed to have clarge of others:
"What are you going to build
"A house ma'am."
"A large house?"
"Yes, ma'am, a pretty good sized
house, I think.''
"Do you know the owner?"
"'Oh, yes'mn.' .
"Well, do you know if he want's to
borrow any naoney."
"Can't say anything about that,
"If lie does, I could let lim have
sonic. I have some money that I
should like to put outas a building loan
in this neighborhood.''
"Well, ma'am I dunno whether le
waints any or tot."
"You might mention it to liin and
lie could conic and see me."
"Yes'm ; but it might be better for
ou to see lim."
")oes he live near?"
"Yes'n 'taint very far.''
"And you think lie niight want some
"Well, he might, you'd better see
"What's his name?"
"i r. Vanderbilt, ma'am, the man
that owns all the railroads.'' .
Then that clever woman of business
walked hastily away without, even
thanking the man for all the informa
tion he had given her, and the proba
bilities are that she won't call on Air.
Vanderbilt to offer him a loan on his
Fifth avenue palace."
What Made hlm so Mad.
A day or two since an industrious
and enterprising beggar who plays the
role of a consumptive walked into the
store of a business man, pretendiig to
letu heavily on the arm of a youngster
who couldn't have supported a quarter
of him if he had taken a notion to top
ple over and applied to the proprietor
in a halt whisper for a little bit of
money to help along "a-poor-worn-out
man-who-had-a-siek-wife-and-a - large
family-with - the-consumption -If- you
please-sir." The store keeper is noted
for his gentlemanly deportment behind
the counter-and everywhere else, in
deed-but he is very hard of hearing
and the low voice of the unfortunate
speaker with a big family and one loot
mo the grave awoke no echoes on the
druma of his ear. Politely leaning over
the counter, lie stated : "'What,?" Again
the wcak-lunged seeker after alms wis
pered his melancholy tale of woe, and
again the store-keeper stated "what,"
with the additional remark that his
hearing was slightly defective, and a
little raising of the voice would , be in
order. There were half a dozen consti
tutional loafers In the store, and they
began toget intorerted. The candidate
drew in a bushel or two of oxygen and
scenfbd to make a valiant, effort to
whoop up lisa voice, but although the
loafers detected a bIg imnproveimnt the
honest storekeeper was again obliged
to con fess that lhe didn't know what thme
sad-eyed speaker was trying to put
through him any more than the man in
moon. "You go to -I" was the dying
beggar's next remark, followed by a
string of oaths such as we couldn't
think of printing, and uttered in a tone
of voice that sounded as if it had come
up from the bottom of a bar'I. The
gentleman behind the counter heard
the noise distinctly, but lhe didn't
altogether catch the order, andl so put
ting both hainds behind his ears lie
art,iculated : "You'll have to excuse mnc
but speak a little louder, please." Th'le
distressed citizen p)ulledl his foot out of
the grave, untucked the stoop) in his
back, and as lhe moved slowly toward
the door lie yelled : "Guess you of ten
get deef- -- -- you I You're A --
-- old -- to -- -and don't you
take mue for no fool I" And as lie Wont
out the door lie jerked the boy elear off
hIs feet and set him down again so
heavily that his bones rattled. The
loafers yelled with laughter and when
their sides would'nt shake any more
the proprietor, who hiad worn a puzzled
look innocently asked: "What made
him so mad ?"
Modiern Sch,oo Punishment,
A writer off for a holiday, concluded
to pay a visit to the old boarding school
where lie passed domue of the pleasant
Bat hours of lis life, owing to thle*kind
manner in which the principal kept lisa
unruly boys under restraint, and gives
n, glimpse of the method employed to
subject the refractory to discipline,
whieh is in cheerful contrast to the
flogging and bread and water discipline
but too common in such inistitutions.
lie says: "Au we, approached Judd's
bridge, about five miles fromn the school
we overtook two boys oni the rood, one
of whom wears a woodeti bootJack
sprung:about huis neck and dangling on
his bressti but he carries his bnrden
lightly and cheerfully. As we cameo
up totieo; drew-'rein and they. boph
pgqaod t e roadside.
"'.p ~boys,"pik.bwherg do6 you
"We'ra from 4ho 'Sotaggery' ir,t'
t'I hot it-Os"aai1 With a lauh,
n ja both ie eI ")u Wha 6
having a little tussle in the sltting
room, and he picked up Mr. Snug's
bootJack in the corner and began to
pummel me with it, and Just as we
were having it the worst., and rolling
mn the floor, Mr. Snug came in and
uagiht us, and now we're paying for
"How so?" I inquired, well knowing
what would be the response.
Oh, you see Mr. Snug held a diagno
s over our remains, hind said the
thought we were suffering for the want
f a little exercise and ordered us oni a
,rip to Judd's bridge.''
"And the bootjack ?"
"Oh, he said that Uharlie might want
to play with that some more on the way
tad had better fetch it ilong," and
with a mischievous snicker at his en
umbered companion he led hinm along
he road in a hilarious race, while we
mnJoyed a hearty laugh at their ex
And this is a punishment! Yes, here
4 an introduction to one phase of a
tystem of correction as uniquo its the
natchless institution in which it had
its birth--a system without parallel in
he annals of chastisement or school
rovernment, and which for thirty
rears has proved its wisdom in the
lousehold managem(ent of the Snug
Agalin during the writer's visit, two
uoys were called before the principal,
when the following took place:
"'1 called hint agaloot sir."
"You called himh a galoot, anId then
te threw the base ball club at you-is
"Yes sir, but I was only playing.''
"Yes," resumed the voice of Mr.
Snug, "but that club went with coln
tiderable force, and lan(ed over the
,once and made havoc in I)cacon Far
isa's onion bed ; ahd that reminds tme
hat the Deacon's onion bed is overrun
with weeds. Now Willie," continued
Sir. Snug, after a moment's hesitation,
with eyes closed and head thrown back
tgainst the chair, "Saturday morning
-to morrow, that is-directly after
breakfast, you go out into the grove
td call names to the big rock for half
tn hour. You understand ?"
''A ud George,'' continuedl Mr. Snug,
with deliberate, easy lItonation, "to
norrow morning, at the same tine,
you present yourself politely to Dea
Yon Parrish, tell hiu I Rent you to ask
tint to escort you to the onion bed. At'
which you will go carefully to work
ltnd palil out. the weeds. You under
Presenco of Mtind.
Presence of minid has lately proved
valuable in several lateresting cases.
l.ay Kuhn, at the bottom of a
)ubnque well, drove at plkkaxe li to the
slide, and stood under it when the saw
the earth laden bucket falling, thus
saving himself frot being crushed.
John Carey, when lightning si,ruck the
New Haven mill of which he was fore
man, knocked down three of the panic
stricken operators, who were madly
rushing toward the narrow exit, and so
prevented a dangerous jam on the
stairway. Mrs. Dunkin of Long Pra
rio, Minn., was threatened with an axe
b)y her crazy son, site saidh, "well, if
you want to cut liy head ofi' let's go to
the chopping-b)lock."' H[e nodded, anud
they passed out to the woodpile. It
was dark ; addressinig him with : "Now
I'll put my head on the block, she
Irew Lihe white lierchief from h*er nteck
11nd threw it down and slipped away.
I'fie lunatic strnck the kerchIef a hdavy
butt hiarmtless blo0w. Julia Clarke, a
San Francisco factory girl, was caught
in a machine b)y her long hair. She
seized a p)air or shears andr cut off her
tress so quickly that she wvas not
irawnt betweeni the wheels and killed,
is she otherwise would have beent. 'ien
non started doewn the shatt of' a Nevadan
nine int a small skip. Th'ie donkey on..
line broke and the miners felt their
vessel sink down ward wIth lightinu
speed. Deat.hly fear turned every face
wite. In the panic most of them
3lltecbed the skip to wvaht for the crash.
At the first intimation or disaster Pat
elk McCarthy the enginter at the top
)f the shaft, seizedl a a heavy plan11k
mid thrust the end between the pintion
shaft and the reel, fromt whicht the
sable was running off. T1hie drlum was
revolving with terrific speed1, and the
~rietion produced streams of flre and
moke. But the engineer's t,hrLust was
xactly at the right point, and the end
>f the bQard soon1 checked the dhescett
)ringing the skip to a standstill a few
eeL from the bottom.
-Caution Agist Jgting.
People generally suppose that there
a nto danger to be apprehended from
ightning until there have been sharp
eports of thunder quicekly following
he dlash, and Indicating a near explo
ion.of the electric flud. Such is not
he case. When the .cele brated Jailnes
)tis, of Massachusetts, the groent orat or
fthehRevolution, was killed, it is astd
hat but a single bolt tell from the clouid
luring the shower, iIe had often ex'
>ressed a wish for a sudded ileth, An'd
tad remairked thatwhebn his time shoudd
aom, e, he. should prefer to be -struck
lead, instanpaneouuly, by ligh.ting,
)no day he was standing in hie front
loor lwatcingi a small clond fivhioh ihad
risoh an#c (rota Which rain drops hsd
Ag~ud to faIl Tjr wat (A dtge sh
The Death of Louis XVI.
On the 29th of Sbptember (A. ).
1792), Louis XVI. was conveyed to
prison in the old home of the'I'emplars.
One after another they heaped insults
upon the royal persons, and at length
biought the king to trial. All
condemned him as guilty aghitust a na
tion ; then came a struggle aA - to what
should be his punishment. Th'ore were
two parties in the Asaemblyt lirst, the
non-Christian Girondists,. wlho sought
a republic, the original leadors of the
Revolution; the second, tIhd Jacobins,
who sought the utter deiotion of'
the old faith. Tih' Girondists were
averse to the death 'of th'd king, but
voted for it for fear of their niore san
guinary rivals; the Jacobin&t rged his
condemnation, and protiured it, The
king's cousin, I'hilippe, dtje of Or
leans, im id shuddering, voted for his
death. Out of seven hundred and
twenty-one votes Aouis XVI.'was coI
demIed to die by mraJotity of twenty
six. The king alone bore the sentence
calily. On the night of' the 20th of
January (A. D. 1783), he sAw for the
last time on earth te queen, his two
ch ild ren, and his sister,l nie. Elizabeth.
They parted at teL o'clout; the king
and queen gave tibeir blessing to the
Dauphin. Then in the course of the
night the king uade his colfession to
the Abbe Edgeworth, and early in the
morning received the blessed Eucharist
froin the littlealtar in his ilnber, and
Joined il dhe olce for the dying, while
the roll of the drums were gathering
the at,tendants for his exbetition. At
nine o'clock he came ftolit d looked
up t,o the tower where his wife and
ciildrne were imprisoned, then cal1ly
took his place in the chariot of death
All along the way ie held his mind in
prayer, uttering the 'salins in suppiI
cation of our Lord God. TIhey were
long in reaching the fatal 'spot. As
they passed on there was a great crowd
of people, slid and silout. At length
they camne to the 'lae Louis Quatorze,
where the obelisk of Luxor flow stands
at the end of the gardens of his palace;
ti executioner bound the iands of the
king bohind his back. "Endure to the
last, In likeness to our Saviour," said
his confessor. lie came to the foot of
the scalloid and mounted it, looked out
upon the people, and said with a loud
voice. "1 am dying innocent; I for
give ill who have made me die, and
pray that my blood may never fall up
on France and you." Then the drums
were beat and drowned the last words.
The blameless king was seized and laid
beneath the axe, and, amid the prayers
of many a one concealed and the awe
of the vast multitude, the blow fell.
The king's lifeless body was taken to a
dishonored burial, while lie himself
went to meet the loving countenance
and the glorious welcome of the King
Sitting Hull on the Warpath.
"What do yout call tl is, is it a Zulu ?"
Justice Morgan gazed curiously at the
queer sunburnt wikh looking specimen
of manhood before him as he asked the
question in the Police'Court, New York
"NO, sir, said Offleer Wall, of the
Thlirty-seventhl street pdllee sttation,
whIo arrestedl hhni.
"WVhere did youi fid hiin $"
"'Runnlling wild Oh Eighth avenlue.
Th'le fIrst thing I khew h6 Ias COminI'
for me with h15islead dowvn,'and having
some doubts ats to whtat he0 mighlt be I
Jumped one side and( lie fetclied up agin'
the wvall of a house."
"IndeeCd, did it hulrt 1him1 ?"
"I don't tink so, fol' 11e turned
rtfnId ait me1 agint and says, "It's bet
tall you go way quick.' 1 asked himl
what was the matter withl him and 110
said he was Sittinig Bull oni the war
"What do you tini1k of yourself
now ?" asked His H.einor, turin lg to
tile prisonler, whio. gave an unpro..
"Me doni' 1noW ; no, Speaka Englis."
"Oh, you.speak 'a' good enotugh -'a"
said Ills Ilonor.
"Me fighlt-a mit Guater an' ho get'nl
shlot. Me get a chaziic.an'.lun awvay."
"Ahla I fought with (Juster, 0111 That
acCounlts for tile Sitting; Bu)1. busin6ss.
It's a pit,y you hadn't got.silot."
"M.Le no care-a.",
"Well, you can igo up :to tihe Island ~~
Hie dropped his head, Iput tile Qfleer
kept hhn11 at a safe distatie.,n front of
him until tile dhpor of the ten day hiouse
Many personls tomplain 0o[always gets
ting up tized In the Wonig. Thie is
very of tent ditN.to dfeeoti4 venti
of the~ bed ehltnes and M%et1f%g.'A4a
er beds ate t~sft *id *Iffodh ~f
partially etivip the eper, hti i'
luneing profd1se pp'tapitationA.
it'is a QoInuii'eifror to shi1Jpo$ t
sie191y 0pei)ng, w1o'4p
room can bIe igntiaW4t~~ >
that for proo v6nilIi.tP( .
be an ilet as wof i y~ ~