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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., OCTOBER 23, 1879. .OL. III.-NO 115.4
EVENING IN THE WOODLAND.
Tho shadows of ove woro stealing.
with their noisoless fairy foot,
And the evening bol was poaliig
Its melody low and swoet.
I loft behind me the city,
With its hot and stilling air,
F or my heart was sad with pity
For its toil, anid grief, and care.
I sought, with the freo light of heaven,
Burcoase of the weary strife,
Where to sylvan sconos were givon
Tho breath of a purer life.
And by grassy nooks I wandered,
Adown by a woodland glado,
Where a tiny brook moandored
'Neath the silent leafy shado.
The beams of the sunset golden
Shono into my heart's dark night.
And I thought of the promise olden.
"At evening it shall be light."
And the holy oalm pervading
Filled my soul with glad deep peace,
Like the joy of the day unfading,
When the night of tears shall cose.
The Marked Cheek.
'Is this Mr. Ruishton's?"
It was a handsome young man who asked
And the girl who had opened the door
for him, in that pretty country place where
the richest people were not very fashiona
ble, was Mr. Rushton's only daughter,
"What a pretty little soul I" he thought.
Then, as she turned her head, he won
dered for a moment whether somebody had
just slapped her on the left cheek, there
was such a singurar mark there, exactly
like the scarlet print of a palm and four
But that mark had been there all Fanny
Rushton's life, and it was her one grief, her
She had grown morbid about it hi these
early (lays of womanhood.
But there was no cosmetics and no arts
of surgery that couli remove it.
There the red mark must be as long as
she breathed, its hateful scarlet attracting
the first glances from every stranger.
"Mr. Rulishton at home ?" said Luke
Robbins with a bow.
"Yes," said Fanny.
Then she ushered Mr. Robbins Into the
parlor and went away; and In a few wio
usments the mill owner sauntered ri.
It was a business Cale.
The busmness was easil completed, and
then Luke Robbins rose to depart.
arThe hotel Is a long way off and I should
b pleased to have you stay aell night with
us," said the old gentleman. "There are
one or two spare bedrooms, and supper will
be ready i fifteen minutes. Let us have
the pleasure of your company."
"Thanks," said Lu Robbins. "You
are very kind."
Then he thought of that pretty face with
tho red inarkupon the chek.
Despite this mark e wanted to se it
It sat opposite to him at supper time.
"The be t and kindest face in ge world,
te said to hiseilf a dozen tinds.
And he did his best to win a little chat
frn the shy grl who cold nt rtd her
oorenttle maniy g say her thert
tl ight n ne wazza peerwr.
Mr s. Ruwasbton kee a clle piece ifm
oneho candu sotimepart covesImposile
"Or, Ruhton aafer mngty aibl Fan
tempts shtodonsethmelfwn poundit hserp
mThroughe the venigmshad rueired
"She gal' finey-u brole, and suchsterigh
moodn ed;ad.h"oo ure alt
. black' qu wite damp, Wed btter rtite
A wnde hetr yscosr pa will asbe sdared,
visitor soeetevolct hed hrmund hrs
Poolitl an.gv wy e er
JI i fotys bent soke ingle eytak
diferant viesbfuf sometime shpssbe
'-Oh, wot to bedutofu dream of PaaisFan
nda neda so all thappyrc int memro
aSc partinpessrezet am, and brgh
young qubin. damhe'dbattrln rettrl.
ting wond whte supo thauo wis ba vuey
wih tmn.Aroung mranfatH doe wose
vthaor s sonin-eclaw." reundM.
M'Wate afoty tatnd isl"etytk
dNeerelvewsv ofe atethates, a
wiFanny aen gret drea fPraie
anny'tda motes elt hat thmeoryh thi
auto anot prissure was teligibl, and ah
knWthat atiy tha mark isadvtaght
young rbbinly Se'sa darting sitl
thAn heyi sem-ildaw~shv ih
said topa "wme pedno p-tfomo
"Whay aoitnha mr.".
with Fany'a great fodeal.o7h~g~to
Fanny' mloer foelt that hough thisa
suio w a otric, nwas il, n h
cnwta ll ed mark wasgo a sdvntg
"H 4etap1 eaasmehn,"si
there were long hours In which hIe( never
remembered her existence.
Twice a week, at. least, Luke thought
enough of Fanny to buy her at hotit, or
some iusic, aind so spend two hours oni a
dusty railroad for the sake of seeing hler.
lie felt her love for him in her very fin
ger tips; lie saw it in her eyes; he lcard It
Hle was a man who is happy in being be
And it was not old Mr. Ruslton's money
that made him decide to offer himself to
hler-, despite the red mark.
Yes, the next tunle lie went lie woulkl isk
Fanny to have him for better or w orse.
And knew that she would say:
There are evil moments in every one's
life-moment's that change one's dest iy for
- If only it had rained one morning; if
only Fanny. had fallen ill ; if only she had
not undataken that trip to the city just
when she did, this would have been a (If
She used to be shy of going into the
crowded streets alone, and, even with her
mother wore a veil, and felt uncomfortable
wheu any one looked at hier.
But now she cared nothing for strangers'
Soichow her blemished fac.e found favor
Let them stare.
The prettiest girl living was not so
She went smiling along.
She made her little purchase with a light
And then she saw Luke Robbins-yes,
really Luke himself-coming to meet her.
"Looks as if some one had slapped her
in the face," said a giggling girl's voice.
And he turned his head.
Ile saw her, and went to hier at once.
''Oh, I'm so glad to meet you," said
Fanny. "I suppose I ought to start at
"And I'll go with YOU as far as N--,
where you can change carriages," said Luke
Ile saw people stare at her as she passed.
Part of the staring was at the mark, part
of it at the pretty face and figure.
le grew very grave.
It was a terrible blemish.
In those moonlight lovers' walks in the
country lie had forgotten all about it, but
in the crowded streets how it forced itself
Everyonc stared so.
In the carriage which they soon stepped
Into, a little child opened its round eyes,
and with a child's innocent impertinence,
pointed its finger straight at the mark on
Its nurse slapped the small palm at once,
and turned scarlet herself, but that (lid not
At the station there was a crowd.
Luke had passed Fan.y in first, and
stopped to pay the fare.
"Two," said ho.
"The old lady ?" asked the man.
"No," said Luke.
"Oh, that one with the red sear on her
face," said the man, lowering his voice.
"Confound you I" said Luke, in a rage.
But the man had meant no rudeness,
nor hlad Fanny hleard him ; but Luke was
excitedl, confused, agitated.
ie hardly knew why then.
He handed her out of the carriage ; then
lhe pressed her hand.
"Good-bye until we meet," lhe said, and
stepped to the platform. "Here is your
train comhig up."
There stood one of'thioso white-bearded,
red-checked 01ld gentleman who iiffect to be
"judges of Women," in a wvay that is in
sulting to every womani, since it places hecr
on a level with wino and horses, having
nothing whatever to do withi anything but
her personal attractions.
"Ah I how de do ?" said this 01(d gentle
man. "We let our sisters and cousins take
care of themselves for thle most part.
Pretty figure rather; good step); hut con
founded ugly rcd mark. A man wouldn't
like that, elh, Luke ?"
"No," said Luke ; a man wouldn1't like
Something rustled to his elbow.
"I-I loft my parcel, Mr. Robbins," said
a cold little voice.
Fanny stood there, so pale that the mark
looked pure scarlet.
"Thanks. Don't trouble yourself."
-But he went back with her, and 110 would
have pressed her, hand once more, only she
kept It from him.
81he had hleard Is speech :
"A man wouldn't like it."
Shle-had heard the speech that causel the
Agd as lie looked after her as she entered
the carriage, two tears came into his eyes.
They trickled down upon his cheeks.
lie wiped thlem away.
S uddenlyho felt that he loved Fanny
Rlushton from Is soul-that his cowardly
sort of trouble that the remarks and glances
of strangers hlad caused him would never
make him ashamed of himself again..
* Fanny, my darling," 110 said to himself,
"Fatm.% my loveo, youlr taco is dearer to me
for its bleisah, and ydii shall know it be
fore I sleep, You should, were you a beg
gar. i'll hide it front the wo'rid's cold eyes
on my poot darlng; and I'll love jdu ail
the more foriLt.
Hoe fol1o*d after h~
119 all (iito rden pah~ in the
41 sakedforMs. 'rny
"~ehaiet*i l~jie or
iaI e's heart stoodi still.
A presentimeit of evil filled his mind.
In the gathering darkness, two anxious
men Went folth, hopinli against. hope.
"She stepped out on the plat form stid
denly. Either sie was hewilkiered, or she
did it on pirpose. We were going full
speed. She had a blue dress and a white
hat, and there's a red mark on her face.
They'll know her by that."
That was the guarld's story.
That was the story that Luke and Fainy's
father heard at. last.
Did she st(p out on purpose, or was she
God only knows-no living being.
Luke tried to believe that what she had
heard him s11'ay d nothiIg to o(1 withi i(.
lint. it was too late no1w to tell her what
lie felt--oo late to hide her sweet face on
lie could only stoop over her as she lay
in her collin, and press the last kiss his lips
ever offered to any woman upon the cold
cheek that, even in the death hour, bore
still upon it that fatal red mark.
Tiant Other way.
Zeb. Cuttle came Into the village
post-ofilce the other (lay In a towering
passion. He wae literally boiling over
" Where is the man ?'" lie denianded,
furiously. "Where Is lie? Show lilm
to inc" And he turned ip the cuffs
of his coat-sleevas, and spit. on his
hands. I want to see the man !"
"What I. it Zebulon 9" asked a by
"What is it! I should say it was
enough ! Somebody said 'at my father
didn't know as much as old Squill's
poodle dog ! Where's Sam. Cnrter?"
"Here lie comes."
"Ho!-Yes. Them words was spoke
to him. Say, Sam ! will you just tell
me who it was 'at told you 'at my fath
er didn't, know so much as old Squills'
poodle dog?" And in Zeb's flashing
eyes and clinche flists lurked destrue
tion dire and dreadful.
"bartailn'," said Sam. "It was Ton
Waterford. Aye-aid here lie conies.''
At that moment Ton Waterford en
tered the ollice-a youthful Hercules,
standing six feet In his stockings, and
built like a Tau'rine chief. Zeb looked
at him and gasped. But lie had gone
too far to back down now; so, with
bold front, though a close observer
could have detected a paleness of the
lips, lie wen up to the new-comer, and
"Tom Waterford, did you say 'at my
father didn't know so much as old
Squills's poodle dog?"
"No, Zeb," returned Tom, with a
broad grin. "You've got it mixed.
What I said was this: I said that old
Squills's poodle dog knew more'n your
father knew I"
"Ah-Ol-Aha!-tliat makes a dif
ference, I swan, Tom I I'm glaO you
didn't say it that other way, 'cause 'f
'u had, by Jimmy I I should 'a been
A tpany Choice.
During the excursion from Pitts
burg to Niagara- Falls, and while at
Cleveland, an i nelden t occurred which
will never be -forgotten by those who
heard of it. Tihe Ken nard House,
ini that city, was crowded with
guests, wvhen an eccentric and wiltty
dlruggist of Smithfield street ap~peared
Late at nIght at the hotel oflice and do
manded a lbed. The clerk replied that
there wvere onily two vacant beds in
the house, one whereini was quartered
ri Pittsburig morn ing newspaper muan,
anud the other room wherein was a P'itts
burg evening newspaper man, who
were ivith the excursion.
"To tell the truth, they are both
pretty drunk; so you may take your
uhoice as to whlch room you wvill sleep
The druggist said that on general
irineliples lhe would take his chances
with the evenI ig newspaper journali1st,
is they excelled the morning men in
no ways than one and lie would
tloubtless be so drunk that he would be
tLorimntly quiet all night. He went
to bed and was soon sound asleep. The
!ournalist, howvever, awvakened abot
twelve o'clock, and1 thinking it a long
tIme between drinks, dressed himself
unconsciously, in the druggIsts clothes
rind sallIed out to make a night of It.,
E~ver andt anoen ho muttered as lie
treated all present:
"Funniest thing I ever heard of.
When I went to bed last night I only
had twenty-fiv~e cents to my name, and
now, P've got over a hundred dollars
(showing a corpulent roll of bills), and
I'm bound to spend every cent of it be
f'ore morning." Hie dId.
A Sensitive Fihirman.
A gentle-looking man with a fancy
fish-rod yesterday wvent Up to Belle
Isle to hook a few hundred pounds of
bass. W~hile fishing from the end( of a
pier lie got his hook fast, and after he
had been in that condition for an hour
or s9, a mant waiting for a boat dawn
happenied along and asked :
"Hook caught down there ?"
Well, it is fast to something, and
has been for a long time," was the re
"Then why don't you hail away on
"Well, you see," argued the gezde
I~serman as he manipulated the re,
"f it is fast to a fish J, went to tire him
~ut, apdf if Wsfasti to a eplio I dpnig
Waht fbto tuh pIqtdt piees.
Tle Good Old Deacoln.
Elishia Hlawley, of Rtidgefield, Connl.,
WI t SOIdir of t1,he ievoltitit-1oni Ittid
1 deaon. ie mw it good Imlanl of busl
nes8s, biut he ieverI ch arged :a mani one
cent more thaii the article Wa4 wothII.
The Goldeni lle was hils rule o' life.
Onle day he learned that it wvidow had
bCen reduced froiml i cop) etenc0y to
poverty. lie visited ier. Fearing that
lie iight "oun d her feelings If lh0
shou0lid olrer m11)onley or chart y, he said
"MadmitI, I thim L owed yoiir lato
i sbauid 1i'1s dolin rs, anld I've o:n1e to
pay It o you Its It Is legal represen ta
'llow was that.?" askel (ie :1ly
somew hat starded.
"I will tell yol. Abont twelity-fIve
years ago, soon after you were iiiiINied
I made hiilttire for your Isbatid to
the amount. of two iidred dollars. I
have beei lookIng over the accouit,
anid id thatt I rather overelarged Iil
in the price of some oliiis-that is, I
could have al'orded them at somiewhat
less. I have added 111) the interest, ainid
here, iaditl, is tho money."
Tiho tears came in the widow 's eyes;
sle half suspected the deacon had con.
structed the debt by stAtiAg that lie
had made i overcharge. What was
110 to (10 ? the i1oneoy was oil tle table,
and the (deicoll had left the house.
A Chiunk or Gold.
One day while I wits att work in the
drift on1 of' our party who was baling
iII the shiift said :
"There's somelitihig big had Intppen
ed ip above, Tom ; I hear a great buz
zig and sh6uting."'
"Perhaps it's a Ilght," I Suggested its
I struck my pick in the soil aid ui
earth6d a nugget as big as a walnut.
"Perhaps It's a find," suggested my
"There's a ilnd here,'' I said, as I
crawled out o'tlie (rift aid exhibited
the nugget I had just taken out. Thei
t heard the clamor, also; it was like
the imurmur' of distailt waves. We
shook the rope and reoiv ing nto aiswer
to otIr shginal, coicluded that sounet liig
importatit; hi-.1 happened its our mutes
above had eviditly left tle windlass.
A moment litter it shadow appeared
above and Bill's voice was heard shout
"Come tip, boys, and see the big
"Where is it. I asked, oii reaching the
surface; but I scarcely ieeded to ask,for
it must be where the crowd was collect
ed some fifty yards distiant from our
claim. The crowd was large and every
moment increasing, but being brawny
and broad-shouldered, 1 pushed my way
through It, atnd was almost overwhelined
with astonishment at the sight that
greeted my vision ; It wasn't a nigget,
it was a boulder. No wonder the millners
were excited. The spectacle was
enough to excite most phlegmatic indi
vidual that ever breathed.
It was a solid mass of gold as large or
larger thain a leg of mutton, and not
unlike o1e in sh1a1pe. This wits the
mass which has since been ' widely
known as the Welcome nuget. A fac
simile of It may now be seen in the
Boston Museum of matural History,
whore the weight is gIven at 2,105
Ounces, and1( the value at $41,822.70; the
fu rthier information is Iinmparted that
the nugget is the largest piece of gold
found. This is an error-. A larger
nugget was foumnd att Bendlgo lead on
Feb. 0, 1809; It weilghed 189 pounds 1
0ounce '[roy, or 2,200 ounces.
I had beenl mentally conlgratulatinlg
myself Oin tile (discovery of a nugget as
liargo as a walnut, but the sight. of all
this mass of gold took all tile conlceit
ouit of me. Nevertheless I was glad tile
nugget had been found, for tihe claim
from which It was takent was right in
the directIon In which wve were work
ing, an~d our clalam was daily growving
robher in1 ore.
Th'le Welconme nugget, as large as it
was, did not enrich Its finders, for
there were twelve shareholders in It,
anid it brought them less thlan .?1,000
apiece; it would have been a lucky fId
for a couple of mates. Tihe man who
dug it out fainted (doad away before lhe
unearthed it. WVhen his pick struck it
hie reached out his hutnd to pick upj the
lump; the light from his candle shone
upon It and revealed its nature. T1o his
surprIse, it did not yield to hIs' touch.
Tihen lhe began to feel round It with his
hands, and it grew In size untder his
exploring digits. lie gave it a wrench
but, It did not budge. Seizing his pick
le began to dig arotnd- it, and as its
proportions grew uder his eye the
spectacle overcame thin, and lie fainted
A fare ra.
A curious spectaclo was winessed
the othler evenling. As is well known
the Chinese kite resembles a bird I
some particulars, anud when. flying in
air is readily.mistaken for'one. On the
eyening stated sflle stiall boys were
flying otne of these klies, ,which was-up
quite a distance. It was hoticed that a
number of birds beganto aurrodnid the
kite, and. the longer the ;kite remained
the number increased- until, pexhaps
thirty. had gathered . around it,.- an~d
from all appearancesd 'ero' endleavor#
Ing to ascertain' the b eleOs.'to'whioh
thik nydescript belong 4 ,1oy Would
dloat a$ a'distance, and gat ntehtjyfp
thekite, and then. with r)
SWQ6p pas~ t,' olose'a gall~9 a'in4
then wou di turn around# e once mtore
at lie l 1(Abfr4,. b out. shy
Or prearrting-ed, aild 11' at binboling
shoi(d be struie-k twi'e inl Ile sai.
phlee the( course would be the(, Saile
both i.nis, no imtter how eriooked its
patil, luovitlid ,everything was in pre
-Iesely th1e sn111)e positIi)nI thlri iouglhoui1t. h1e
house; lelce Its path cal be sulipplical
by a proper irraiigment of' metal. A
very s11111 a lliotilt of, Co42 et. d li liletal,
11o larger than ia telegr.ph wirie, will
conduct unll orim-y igitilng str(ke.
I'lihting Aeldoml, iU ever, groes beelow
tlie top 1loor of 1 house pro'IIed with
rism or water pip., or below" thel uipper
il llI, loor 1111at, coi dtainl theil. i aI
wooden1 houlse not, luovided wit~h pipeus,
it is mlor e tilifettilt, to state its coitrse be
horehiaitl, ailthough it will gunerilly
strike the. chilliney 11d ei1( at tie well
or drainl, It' near11 Lite houSe ; its cotirse
throigh the house being governed by
thle dillecrentt ainouant of' mois1ttire inl dIII
1'erent tiilbers, Plaster, c., in the i'b
seice of any tiial conditor. A light
nling-rod does not attract lightning,
strictly speaking; it, simply conducts
it. like any other metal. A tin root'
connected with the earth by water
sprtor tuoetal Inl an1y forinl, makes anl
excellent hghting-rod; there Is no
need of seiniting your till root' 1'rom
the wood withli glass; tle electricity
will niever leave ietal for wood 11' tle
metal eontitnues to moist earth. All
metals coindilut sufncielntly well for it
lightling-rol. The principal req u isi
(1Onl is ia pertfitetly Con) tino 11u11s r(l goilng
inl the ilost, direct, lit, firoi tile high
est, points to tile moeist earht.h. Theor
it1cally, copper is six ties better than
Iron, but practically, for a lightning
rod, iron is n)early ias good t Conductor
ats Copper. It makes very little differ
Once what Shape o1r fo0111 the m1eta2l Is
worked into, provided it, is stiong and
silbstanital. Sir W. Snow larris Is
perhaps the best aitthority oil light
ning-rods, but probably to be on the
safe side. lie recommends a large rod.
lie advises the ulse of' a irod tihree-qutitr
ters8 of atlt inch Ill diatnletecr, atthough
lie admits that probably never inl the
experIence of mankind halt, a rod ote
hal11' Inch it diaicter been Inelted,
aitl in every case vhere a roti t a(q r
ter-Ilich in diameter is beenl melted it
has been In the form of a chiain ; 1.h1Is
of course, giving small connecting
poilts between the links, oil'ers grea t,
resistaneO, consequently great heat, anid
CXplosionts it every link. Ther Is lit
tle doubt but. that a solid iron wire one
quarter of' an Inch li diameter, will
condluet anly ordinary cllrge of light
ning inl safeLy, Observing the necessary
arrangements, thle mlost Important of,
Which Is the ground connection.
Tako it Out of That.
A yodng m1an from tile hills, withi a
new linen duster on his back and i
Inge iiev uibrella under his arm,
stopped llp to thie general delivery at,
tile Post Olli and said Inl at half con Ii
dent(a1 whisper that he would tako a
stamp. The shade of ite Father of his
Country-a green 8hade of lili-was
Instantly inl tle hands of thec young
man for inspection. Ile took It tip (cu1
riously, examinted tihe obverse to see If
thie p)ICtitre was all r'ighit, and1( scri'in
ized the 143verse4, fcaring that hie woid(
dIscov'er an insIl3ilclency of mutellatge.
'Then lie 1la(d the stamp1j down'i and1( 8sa1d
lie wvouldl take it, wIth (lie air of' a man12
whio ia bond thait nto man1 shall get thie
better of htimin aI trade. Postmai~ster'
May3O hooked up1 and1( smtiled fasent, a1
thlolighi we thought he smiled four' (do1
1l1rs' w"orthi-whiile the purllchase8r be
gani( toiut up) (lie mon01ey3 thlat was dc
mtandled in exchanL~ge for Uncle Samn's
lIttle chiromo. Thi'ough seven coim
par2tmen1ts of a leather ipocketbook (lie
y'oun~g manl~ rummnlaged, lIke a woman11I
aifter' a flea; his trowsers plockets were
explor'ed ; his Vent vaults were made to
dhIsgorge theIr fr'eight of silver and
bills; and yet lie had niot found such~
denoinatlon of money0 as 1he seemedl
surie of possessing. After one more1'
(live into tile caiverns of Is p)ocketb~ook
lhe gave up1 In disegust, and( reachIng
Into his trowsers pocket, pulled out a
nickel, and said, with an air of severe
disappolntmenlt, "Well, you'll have to
take It otut of that!I"
Indian Stage rive~8rs.
A corresponldent witing fr'om Las
Vegas, New Meoxico, says that hie got
thie superintendent- to tell hIm abiout
htis stage lIne, whlichl runs from Vinta,
Indlian T.ierritory, to Las Vegas, New
Mexico, about 000 miles, and' passed
thirong'- some of' thle most danger'ous
Indian country In tihe wor'ld. It has
108 dr'ivers, thIrty of' whom are native
IndIans. T1hie line carries the UnIted
States mail daily and what passengem1
It can get, althoughi the stuperintendeM
is as yet the onily white man who has
Deen~ over tile entire rotute.
"Can youi trust your Indilan dirivers ?"
"Oh, yes," said lie. "E~verybody
said at fit-st thtat I couldn't do anythIng
with thomn; but I hatd to (10 somethIng,
for the redskins had 't habit of kIlling
the white drivers in some localitIes. t
got some of themi broke in at last, how
ever, and they do very well, They
like the salary, for it enables the'm to
put'on style above their brethren, and
Iteil'you they do like to dress. ,1t
eat6)(es tl1e 'squaws, and the young
rr n like lhat as wvelt a~ yot follows
dloIwnf Eaty, ne clay an IndIah driver
ran oft after, a buzftal9, anld #s ghe
y~o oi three dayus 1~ #ent mnto
fa itIo and Iiniele sam's ma.11 as inc1on1
Verned Its if 110th inig hiad happenlled I
discharg(I hhn111, a1111 it taight. the (oth
eraI it lesson.
"Yoti ought to se( them h11111t. pa lbs
at ieniit. If11' they val get a glimpse Iff
a siuigle star, (hey Vnn find their wNay
tihe darkest night. that ever blew.
Soiie of' thei are great astronomeiirs.
They Itve all idea that there was once
it great flood which covered tie whole
earlth, EIverybody wVIas drowned blit
SeVII Chiefs, who were strong eno1u1gh
to liIIII I) tihe to) of tl! ligliest, 111m n..
tain Inl thle coinniry. They would hv
been dest royed alSo) hadl they io pt sny
' to (ilt GIIat, Spirit so terveitly that
thelir ski pplienttiois wNere tilswered,
They lived to agreat.age and replenbish
ed ite earth. When they died they be
eaine a brilliant, star in the leaven.
These Indians know tOhe prielal stars
by the niuns of' departed chlefs. This
belief' Is prevalent itiong nearly ill the
savage udiatis in the sout'hern part of
the Indian Terlitory."
"Are any of your Indians desperate
"Sone of them. Six of my drivers
saw the Custer inassacre. They proba
bly took part in It, but they citlin that
they were ie3arI by herditg ponies.
They describe the whtole bloody fAir,
but will not tell wil) killed the whites.
Cilster had mlaniy f'riends, and thley aire
afr-aid of' theml.
"IHave anly of, youtr [ndltns ever seen
the ears- ?''
"Yes, sevell hiefs went, ip to V'luita
one dhay, atil I go~t them to look ait at lo
comotiYe. It slideily wh istled and
blew off steamt. aind yot ought to have
seen those seven indians wilt. They
fell down oil their knees in consterna
tioll and begani to pray to the Great
Spirit. I gliess they thought tho en
ghie Was the reat Spirit, but I don't
know Its to that.''
"Ilack Tracke)rs" in Atltrala.
The settlers of V ictoria are so Imtich
vexed by bush raigers, who invariably
disappear whienl they aire "waVfnted,''
thiat they have sent to Quteenslitnd for
black trackers. That It shoild be n(ee
essary to go to Queensland to 11id
blacks in possessoin of these faicultIe
,ay3s nIot ver'y mu11ch, per111Hp, for' our1
success in keeping the aboriginal atllVe.
ll EnIglatid people may be Inclined
o ranik the belief' in the saivage power
of tracking with the belier in, the hitz,(
wind ol' the tre-isure secker, or th1e( ex
plorer for ve is. The eleverness of the
wild11 hunter Is supposed to exist only
in Cooper's novels. In Australia It is
very welI known by experience tIhat
the blacks will recogn ize the tracks of
at man111 they have not seenl for years and
will hiunt it over tracks of' bush wirero
the white 'nanl Is lost. Thie greiat.story
of tie sletithi-hound (talities of te.
Murri is unfortunately mixed li) with
a ghost. Ili the eyes of Science and
perhaps coumon sense, It is therefore
a record of halli elnationi. Tie tall,
however, has often been repeated and
perhalps never col tradleted, that it
(rinken old sqtter, returninlg from
market, saw sitting on a gate, it lian
Who had lately left his slationl Ind the
conI)lny for Engliand. T1e sqittter's
wlfe' refused, ofcottrse, to believe that
a mant wh 0 was Inl England coul ho
aittIng onl ani Auistratlian gore, bunt thec
sqttter af'ter another inatervIewv with
the figure, consulted the local imagis
trittes. T1he~y senit at black tracker to
inspect thne spot1., itnd his proceedlings
wecre not tnlinterestinlg. lie first (do
tected Ro~ne intte spots of blood on
tihe top) rail of the gate, He then wvalk
ad to a lnghboring pond, thr iew hlim
self Ihiat on thle groutnd andl watchled the
surfae of the wvater. After a few
miniutes lhe r'ose, threw a stone into tihe
pond, and saId, "Yotu fnd white followv
there."'1'The pondo was dragged. anld
the whIte fellow discovered In an atd
yvanced state of (decomposi8tI on, wvh eh
haid made itself appatrent to the black
fellow. We need not go further Ituto
a story of common place murder and
clover concealmeont. Some p)oInts In
the tale may nlot satisfy the skeptIc,
but it proves the strengthl of colonIal
belief In black trackgrs.
WVarmu and Coldi Hathsg.
An article of a very interesting and
instrulctivo nittuire, Onl tile phlysiologi
cal action of bathus, wvas published In a
late number or tile London LatnCet.
Suimiming up, the writer notes that
warm baths pirodulce an effect tIp)On the
skin dIrectly contrary to that whichl Is
brought about by cold wvater. Th'le cu
taneous vessels dilate immedilately un
der the influience of tile hleat, and~ ali
though the dilatIon Is followed by con
traction, thuis contraction Is seldom ex
cessIve, and 'thle ultimate result of a
warnm batth Is to Increlise tile cutaneous
cIrculatIon. The puilso anid respIration
are bothl quIckened in tile cold bath.
rTe wvarm bath Increases the tempera
Lure of the whole body, and by lessen
ing the necessity for tile Internal pro
dutiton or hecat, it dlecreaises the, call
whIch is made upon certain of the vital
piocesses, and enables life to be sus
ained wIth a less expendIture of force.
While a cold bath causes a certaIn stigY
ess of the muscles if' continued, top
long, a warm bath relieved stiffnes's arnd
ratigue. The final effect of botfyhos
umd dold baths, If tile temperattie; bd
ndderate, Is the same, the- dtfterpneQ
seiog, to fde the Words of Brain, that
ciold ref'reshe4 p sthf ulati t he'
IhQfl5n hea og 4 phly(o1
Jng t erai~ , ~I fe ~mitt.
yet (Q O'0% hQlWtk
New Track Tester.
'I'h 3 PnCllsyvanila railroad has h1fadl a
new track tester bllt at Altoona. It Is
i irty-two feet long and is finished in
side with hard wood. In the front left
corner i8 a wash-room and water closet.
I a the cen tre of the car stands a station
ary walnut table oi which are fixed
three machines through which pass
strips of paper like the similar arrange
ment in the old telegraphing machines.
Over each of these machines are sus
pended three peneils in such a way that
iay deflectioni will cause the pencil to
drop oil tle moving paper and make a
airk. in the centre of each machine
are I wo magnets, one of which Is Con
nected with i a clock and the others with
liuttoin oi each side of the car. Every
flve seconds, measured by means of the
clock, electrielty is sent into the magnet
and ml arlatuire attract which causes
a pencil to drop on the paper, thus giv
ing a record of seconds. At the pas
sage of each mile post a button is
toucheld by the person in charge of the
car when a similar process Is gone
through with and thus a record of the
miles is kept. The machine of the left
side of the table is a register of the
gauge. It is connected with an axle
betweena two small wheels which rest
on the track. In the axle is a spring
which keeps the wheels on each side
pushed tight against the track. In this
way anty variation from the standard
gauge Is noted. Thie machine on the
right shows the condition of the track
surface. Thie pencil is connected, by
means of [a rod or crank, with "the
spring of the car and any inequality in
the surface Is immediately registered
by the jar gven the spring. The third
machine registers any difference In the
elevation of the two rails of the track.
This Is done by means of a heavy
pendulum swung precisely lit the cei
t re of the car which under any sway
ing of the car inalitaiis the perpendle
ii har, aidi the car's variation Is imme
diately registered. The car Is almost
ready for its first trial, which will be
A Deisporat Struagglo with a Stuer.
Tihe cattle-pems at Butchertowin, Mis
soirl, were the scene of a terrilie com
bat recently. 11. Smith, a butcher of
powerful physique, entered a pen to
drive a steer Into the slaughter-house.
The steer became enraged and made a
rush athim. Smith dodged the animal
and struck him over tihe head with a
club which lie had in his hand. Smith
then tried to escape, and m111le a rush
for the fence, which Is about seven feet
high, but the steer wheoled around and
dhaslied after him. Smith had no time
to make his escape over the fence, and
he turned and facett the animal, which
camme rushing at hin with its-head bient
low, intent on goring him. Smith
jumped to one side and again (lealt the
beast a terrific blow with the club.
The steer, however, succeeded in
wounding him lit the left side with his
horn, and in an instant had turned
arounl for another charge. Smith
called lustily for help, and at the same
time threw away his club and took a
large clasp-knife out of his pocket and
openied it. Th'ie wild brute was again
on l~he mian, and( cautght Smith on i..
hiorits, onec of them penetrating his ab
do11mn. Sith clutched the other horni,
and~ with his right arm dug lis knife
in the brute's a ight eye. Tihe steer bel
iowedi and1 turned awvay for an instant,
andii again ciamie at his enemy. Thme
horns of the animal struck Smith on
his foreheadl, but glanced off, inicting,
however, two wounds. Th'le buteher at
the saute time slashed thu steer across
the throat. Smith again clutched hold
of one of the horns, and buried the
kiiife ila the steer's left eye, thus blind..
lng him, lie clung to the horns, al
thougn the beast in its agony bellowed
anid tried to shake him off. At this
criclal point Smith's cries for help
brought some half-dozen butchers to
the scene, two of them with guns.
Thley took aim and killed the brute al
most instantly. As soon as the shots
wereO fired Smith fell backward, cov
ered with blood and unconscious..
The night is darx, the air is raw and chill
and (lamp, the storm is raging. An old
and emiinently respectable citizen, is sleop
lng the sleep of the just with the snore of
the wicked, and the private clocks, on their
resp~ective brackets and mantels throughout.
tihe city, are tolling, as well as they know
hmow to toil it, the hour of 1:80 a. im.
A violent jangling at his door bell awakes
the eminently-respectable citizen.
Shuddering lhe crawls out of, bed ; mut
tering, lie gropes across the floor.
Swearing, uinder his breath, ho falls over
a rocking chair.
At last lhe finmds a nmatchi, lights a lamp,
and desceniding the stairs opens the hall
door, ad admits a gust of why~l that blows
out the lamp and a. torrent .of rain that
drenches him to the skin.
"What is wanted?" the r'es1petale citi
"Are you the resident~ qwpor of this
propertyi" promp~tly inqmzires tfe'jaler.
"I am," wonderingly t'elios the etnin.
enthy respectable citizeit.'
"Were yen in bed wheni Xf gt" A
"I waslArophed the eahimnenty tsp ta
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