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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., OCTOBER 30, 1879. vol. II1.-NO. 117.
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When I am lying palo and dead,
Como not, doar frionds, around my be(,
And pour your loss in deafonod ears
And wvalh my heodloss face with toars.
What thrill of hope or tenderness
Will beat beneath my burial dross ?
What look of gratitudo ariso
And lift tho lid of sightless oyos P
What loving voice escape thoso lips,
From which no speech or laiguago slips ?
Alas! I cannot rouso and say
"If yo lament me I will stay."
Speak while I hear, aud while I long
To fool your love is true and strong,
While peace can sootho my troubled brow,
Wait not to miss me; hold me now I
Hot not your kisses on my chook,
Nor on my mouth, too cold to speak I
And in your fruitless griof forbear
To shed that. sweetness on my hair.
In 1 fe I long tj fool their breath,
But what are kisses worth to Death ?
Like blossoms dropped on ice and snow,
Like songs when howling tomposts blow,
A wasted gift, a vain caress
That might have been a power to bloss.
A long ing answered all In vain,
A touch that death must needs disdain,
a That might a life with joy ondow,
Oh I if you kiss me, hiss me now.
lemember not when I am gone
The deeds I did or would have done,
How much 1 loved, how vainly strove
To find an answer in your love ;
Nor weep to think what loss is yours,
Bince neither life nor love endures ;
Say not with tearseand ories and prayers:
'Would that wo showed her tenderoror cares,
Had patience with the faults we keow,
Olung to the heart so warm and true,
That now we weep with hopeless pain
And know will never come again."
Oh! breathe not then the useless vow;
But if you love me, love me now.
Nor, standing round my wintry grave,
Too late to serve mo or to save,
Fling on it all you have to give,
"At last her follies we forgive I"
An angel might repel with scorn ,
Such speech of poor repentance born,
Might weep to see such Lov;to pride
Pass coldly by a coffin's side,
No I if within your hearts there be
A kind but slumbering thought of me,
A memory of the vanished past,
Of hope, of peace and love at last,
A speechless prayer, a silent sense
That sometimes speaks in my defense,
That Bays : "Our life is not too long,
And we, perhaps, were somot'mos wrong."
Oh I listen to that pleading voice
And bid a liv:ng heart rejoico.
ILlate remorse or grief allow
Forgivenoes, then forgive me now.
A Hurried Dinner.
"Oh, see here, Lizzle, I shan't be home
to dinner to-day ; there's a lot to do at the
ofilce, and I'll not conic home."
This speech camte from my liege lord,
Charley as he popped his head in at the
front door, after he had started to his
''All right," said I.
The head popped out again, and I added
to myself :
"Mighty glad of It. I won't have any
dinner to get, and I will have a good day to
work up stairs."
So I cleared away the breakfast, tidied
up the rooms, and after that took myself off
We had not been keeping house very
long, -and I muade it a rule not to let things
become soiled by using, but to keep them
clean and fresh. But up stairs there were
certain trunks and boxes that needed reno
vating ;some of the summuer clothing was
to be packed away, and the winter wvear
got out and made readly for use.
I tied a handkerchiaf over my head to
keel) out the (dust, pu led trunks and boxes
out of the closet, and, set to work. I-was
In the v'ery midst of It when I heard foot
steps at the front door;: andddirectly, it
opened. It was OharleyjlI knew, for ho
had a latchkey and was (deustomned to lot
himself In. I jumped to my feet,
* "Charloy, and not a sign of dinner I" I
* ~ exclaimed, ie said lhe couldn't come,
What can have brought him?"
The sound of Moices, as I stood-listening,
assured me of; what Charley had brought.
Visitors, and I in snoh a plight, Charley
caine running up stairs, with his face in a
"Why, why, lIttle. woman, what's all
thisi I couldn't find you anywhere down
stairs, Isn't it dinner timei"
"Yes, Ohdrley, but you said . you were
not comning home, and I- didn't want any
thing for myself."
"Well, I-I wasn't. But who do you
think I meti"
"I don't know, I'm sure."
"It was Liston and lisa wife, They were
on their way to a hotel, but of course I
wouldn't allow that, I just brottght 'em
home with me to dinner. ~
I have no doubt thbre n's a' spice of
irony in the tone in which I answered,
"Yes, I see you did. Weli, I hope you
also remuembered to atop at tire butcher's
arid hlond in something for thebi td eat,.
"Well, I declare, little womarn, I forgot
the butcher. But I daresay you can scare
ip ht%~ething., Only hur'ry, for they've
only an hour or so to spare. They're off
again this evening."
I knew it 'Wa of no use to say to a man,
"Why didp't you send 4me word?" It
wouldn't teach im to send it next time,
"Well, do donr 1 91 totan themn; and
I'll come as sooiist an bldW ny dress"
Charloy obeyed, andl I hudetAIy d ad,
nuot ithe pleasantest mood.
Tho r ol~ifriendp of Oir
Vi 6A~ il at itohetin~ tl n *)
anything. I knew, too, that site had means
and servants at her command, while I had
neither, and dreaded to receive her in such
a miatnner, more than I could tell, many'a
suffering sister will readily comprehcnd.
What with my hasty dressing, I knew my
cheCks were llusheld, and mily hair tumbled.
But it was too late to wait, so I ran down,
and stood fire during the Introduction as
well as I could, quite conscious that instead
of appeariig my best I was appearing my
worst, as even Charley could sec. As soon
aS possible I excused myself, saying, by
way of apology, that I was not expecting
Charley, and must prepare dinner in haste.
"Pray don't put yourself to any trouble,"
said Mrs. Liston, politely.
"It is no trouble at all," I as politely re
plied, feeling, as 1 went to the kitchen, that
that small speech was tat least a fib, for I
was amost at my13' wit's end to know what
to do. A happy thouglht stiuck me 1
A regular dinner was not to be thought
of, but most people were very fond of
oysters. I knew Charley wits, and I could
prepare then well. They were to be had
opposite, and I was not long in getting
them, either. I bethought myself of lalf
a cake, which I luckily had. That nicely
sliced, in my silver cake basket, would an
swer for dessert, with some apples which I
bought with the oysters. Really, I sladuld
not do so badly for an impromptu occa
My spirits rose as I set the table, adorn
ing it with a cluster of fresh chrysanthe
mums, and with what glass and silver I
possessed, so that it looked very neat and
pretty. That, at least, Mrs. Liston could
not find any fault with, even if she were
(Usposed to do so.
Charlcy had said hurry, and hurry I did.
As speedily as possible I had everything
ready on the able and the dessert arranged
on a shelf by the open pantry window, so
that I could put it on at once.
Tired, flushed, nervous, and doing my
best not to look cross, I went to the parlor,
where they were chatting gaity, anl an
nounced dinner. Then that awkward
Charley must put his foot into it, man
fashion, by saying:
"My little wife is a famous cook. I
hope you have good appetites."
"Indeed I have; traveling always makes
mc hungry," replied Mr. Liston, rising.
I made some laughing reply, and led the
way to my little dinner.
"Alt, oysters!-my favorites," said Mr.
I was glad to hear that, but my heart
sank when Mrs. Liston declined to take
tiny, saying she iecr ate them.
"I am so sorry," I said, flushing. "But
I will poich you a Couple of eggs."
"By no Ilealns," site said pleasantly. "I
shall do very well with one of these rolls
and a clap of coffee."
And when I insisted, she was obliged to
say site never ate eggs.
I wias at a loss what to propose then, so
I ceased to press the matter. Mleanwhile I
had poured the coffee.
I handed the cups, but I knew by the
aroma which reached my nostrils, that,
though tolerable, It was not nearly as good
as usual, for in mny haste I had made it too
weak, I was specially mortified at this, as
I prided myself on my geol coffee.
"I won't apologize," I thought, proudly.
But my pridle fell the next instant,. when
Charley, haiving tasted his, made a queer
face, and then tastedl again.
"Why, Lizzie, what ails your coffec ?"
Tears of mortification rushaed to my eyes,
but Listona said kindly:
"'Tut, tut, there are worse things thtan
weak coffee in this big world."
Of course, as I had no girl I was obliged
to remove the plates anid bring on the des
sort myself. That, at least, was nice.
Blut when I went itito the pantry I barely
suppressed a scream~ of ,horror. Mrs.
Deani's big gray cat had jump~ed into the
window, and was contentedly munching
my cake.- With frantlo haste I dashed her
off and rescued what she had left-only
six thin little slices. They looked so for
lorn in the large basket that I would not
put themi on in that way. 1 consigned
thenm to a small glass dish and withiout a
word of apology put them upon the table ;
for my blood was up now, anid I vowed I
would apologize 110 more.
The apples were nice, and we finished on
thenm as wvell as we could.
For my sake Charley tried to appear very
gay, but I saw lie was deeply mortified,
and I did not pity him half as much as I
might, I think I was quite excusable wheni
I said' to him, after that dreadful dinner
was over sand our guests were gone:
"Chiarley, if you over bring company
again without letting me know first, I'll
never forgive .you. ;Ald I'4 order dinner
from the nearest restaurant, and leave you
the bill to pay."
But that stupid Charley "ean't see why
it need worry me."
A Good Word for the Pipe.
Itls certain that the smell of-room is
ho mgoe bytthe odor of stale to..
bacco smoke, and 8ls'"Ajples with
double fpree. ( -segars. ,haye been
smoked; toven,. the s et5'Inveterate
smoker wili find a room unpleasant in
the mi0,'jilh wher* gegyIr have bepr
smoked ovoenighti If only good to.
bacco 1o Srd61e&h onae'dining-roomu
du'rtig'the',yen~igth ftgl Is 1m,.
mediately :removed- iy gopenlipg Uii6
fiidows for t aidij6~t nor'rmot
ing;i off tihe contrary, ined ai'e
sMroked, I6fvll take datys .6etore tie
thefd~ )0ses the odor :of stale :ak
Unahlo Hnll's "Writ-of- telnoyina."
In the course of a col versation with
Iuiflalo Bill be related the followIug
One morning a man came rushling up
to my house and stated that lie wanted
a writ-oi-replevinl to recover possession
of a horse which a stranger was taking
out of the county. I had no blank
forms, and had not yet received the
statutes of Nebraska to copy from, so I
asked the man :
"Where Is the fellow who hrs got
le is going u1p the road aId Is
about two itles away.''
"Very well, said I, I will get lie
writ ready in a minute or two.'"
I saddled my horse, and thon taking
up1 11my old rille, 'LIcretut." I said to
the mai : "That's the best writ o' re
plevin ithat I ean think ot'; come along
aud we'll get that horse or know tile
We SOon overtook the stranger, who
was driving a herd of horses, and as we
cane )ip to hint. I said .
".Ilallo, sir; I am an olicer and have
an attachiment for th'tt horse," and at
thei sal time I pointed out the animal.
"Well, sir, what are you going to do
about it?" lie inquired.
"I propose to take you and the horse
back to the post," said I.
"You can take the horse. but I have
not tile time to return with you."
"You'll have to take the time, or pay
the costs here and nlow," said 1.
"llo w Iuch are tihe costs?"
"Here's tile money," said he, as he
handed ie the greenbacks. I thenl
gave limin a little friendly advice, and
told him that lie wias released from cums
tody. Ile went oil his way a wiser and
a poorer man, while the owner of tile
horse and myself returned to the fort.
I pocketed the twenty dollars,of coui se.
Some people may think that was not a
square way of doing business, but I
didn't know aiiy better just then. I
bad several little cases of tils kind,and
L became better posted on the, law li the
course of tilne.
How bmlith Lost a Case.
The court aud jury, as well as
spectators, generally enjoy the scone
when a lawyer, in an attempt to brow
beat a witness, comes off second best in
tile encounter. A correspondent re
calls an amusing Incident of this sort,
which happened a few years ago tin anl
Albany court room.
The plaintifY, who was a lady, was
called to testify. She got on very well
and made a favorable Impression on the
jury under the guidance of her coun
sel, lion. Lyman Trenaln, until the
opposing counsel, I1on. Henry Smfith,
subjectedl her to a sharp cross-examin
ation. 'l'his so confused her that she
fell to the loor in a swoon.
Of course, this excited general symn
patiy in the audience, and Mr. Smith
saw that his case looked badly.
An expedient suggestel itself by
which to make the swooning appear
like a piece of stage trickery, and tius
destroy sympathy for her. The lady's
face In swooning had turned purple
reid, and tils fit suggested tie new
1111e of attack. Thell next witness was ii
mhiddle aged lady. T1hie counsel asked:
DId yen see the plaintiff faint a
short time ago?"
"Peoplie tun pale wvhen thley faint,
don't they ?"
A great sensation in the .court, andi
evident conlfusion of witness. But In
a moment she answared, "No, not al
"DId you ever hlear of a case of faiut
ing where the party dId not turln pale ?"
"About a year ago."
"Where was It?"
"In this eity."'
"Who was It?"
By this time the exeitemnt was so
intense that everybody listened anx
ilusly for the reply. It camne promptly
with a twinkle In tihe witnesse's eye,
as If from suppressed hutmfor :
"'Twas a negro, sir."
Peal after peal of laughter shook the
room, Inl wvhich tile aged judge jolIn
Howv SheO Does it.
Tw'~o women caught sight of each
iln one of our dry goods stores the
o)thler day, and rushing forward sim
ulitaneously withI outspread arms, near
ly dislocated one another's noses in try
lng to find each other's mouths.
"Why, lal bless you, Mrs. Hlixley,
I'm so glad to see you," said one, with
a quick, nervous voice, as hie fell back
a little after the scrlmma e, and furled
hler features Into a look of satisfied joy,
warm enough to soften lee. "You're
lookinguso splendidly well, too; It's a
wonder I knew'- you. I wouldn't
thouigh, I1 don't. thInk, If you hadn't
smiled first. Biut, dear m~e, what a
dreadf ul long time it's been since lsaw
you-It seems an, age. You live In
Middletoivn yet, I suppose?"
"Oh mercy, no-we left ther4 tb1'e
months ego and moved to Hiam 16
"!You don't say ?"
"Yes--but you? I was rent r
tolHixtho othoro day that V'd lost al
r ar obr ne'wad
I do s'o wish you could come and- se
ds l'Ve getso much t/'tWe i o You
woilkmt!t bell eo hdw tltnes .ih e
flQbIW4 de ra1th ms3 shi"hlakki aan
lor, lovely sitting room, splendid dining
room, pantry and kitchen, big yard
and garden and the sweetest lot of
plants you ever saw-and what d'ye
think? Alex. has really got to like
fowers-anyhow lie don't upset 'em
any more and growl all the thnle about
their always being in the way."'
"Btt Louise ?"
"What! haven't you heard it? Ve
sent youL at piper with the notice. Why
she's been mnarried six months, icar'
"'You don't, tell tme I but how did she
"Splendid ! A widower FI with a farm
and three Children, aind it'churchl meml
ber, too. 1's not much for looks, but
lie's anl awful good 1111l atil Stands
high iI the ieighborhood, Nie couldn't
I' done better." 1
"That's iee; but Is he good to her ?"
"Oh, yes-too gooq, 1 fell him soine
thies. But tiley do got aloig the
nicest kind-as happy a8 harks all the
time. It almost brings the tears to
hear her call him an oul fool and a
bald-headed Idiot as soon as lie steps
into the house. She always Was so
lively you know."
"What do they quarrel a' ready ?"
inquired the Middletown lady, with a
pained look of anxiety.
"Why, no-ertainly not, never
you couldn't hire them tO."
"But you said she called him lior
rid names, and threw uphii looks."
"Oh, yes, of course, and shel may
even spank the clldren right before
his eyes: and even tell him they are a
pack of good for-nothing thick-headed
little beggars; but then its only her
way, you know, and she don't mean
anything by it of course. It's only a
way she has of being cheerful and
keeping things 'livened i) around the
house. I tell you Louise ain't going to
let the dust to settle around her much,
no matter where sro Is."
Summer Coasting Sledges.
The coasting sledge of Funchal (Ma
delra) must claim pre-endience over all
known forms of locomotion, excei)t
sailing. I know of no other place in
the world where business men slide
dowyn lill to their comnthig rooms. In
summnuer, many gentlemen reside inl vil
las, which are a continuation of Funl
chal, rentching as high up as the church
of Nostra Senhora do Monte-two thou
sand feet above the sea. I rode up one
morning to breakfast at the villa of the
Austrian Consul, Signor Blanchi, sit
uated on a level with the Mount ci urch
The ride was up a very preipitous iIn.
clint; but the liorses were on their
mettle, and went up the unbroken as
cent at full trot, the mulefters moving
close behind. They rested but once,
and ne'ther horses nor men sllowed
bhoi tness of wind. Behind us, at the
end. of stee) streets, stretched the
ocean, whose din horizon-line grew
rapidly more distant and faint as we
rose. On eIther hand the road was
shut in by high walls, overhung with
a profusion of purple and scarlet low
era, which loaded the moist morning
air with perfume. The terraces ab ve
were darkened by the lack work of
wavering light and shade cast by trol
lises slpporting vines weighted with
clusters of Muscatel grapes. Iliavi ng
partaken the genial hospitalIty of our
host and hostess, we wvalked across the
head of' a ravine to a sledge "stand"
by thte Mount church, and seated our
selves in a vehicle of basket-work fixed
on runners with a cushioned seat for
three and a brace for the feet. Theia at
tendant, seIzing a leather guiding
thong, leap~ed on the rear end of tile
runners with one foot, gave the sledge
a start, and we wer'e off'. We dashed
down thle narrow way at a. speed al
most frIghtful, but gloriously exoiting
goIng around Abrupt turns with~ a slide
to leeward, whIch only the astonishinug
dexterity of the guide prevented from
becoming a hazardous capsize. Soon
the increasing number of people In the
street obliged us to slacken our pace;
but toward the end we overtook another
sledg~e and ordering our engineer to
put on steam, away we wvent again at
a prodigious rate, graduiially overhaul
ing the chase, until we siuddenly
turned into a dark lane.. The sled
stop)pedl, and presto! thie excitement
was over but not the memory thereof.
We miade something over two'iles in
eight minutes anid a half. The distance
has been done) in fIve minutes wvhen
earlier in the day, there was a clear
road, Another night 1 made the as
cent at ten o'clock at night, when all
was darkness ahead, intensifled, if pos
sible, by the lantern we carrIed at obr
Facts about Ulour.
Flour is peculiarly sensitIve to at
mospheric influences, hence it should
never be stored in a room with sour
liquids, nor where onions or fish are
kept, nor any article that taints the air
of the room ini which it is stored. 'Any
smell perceptible to the sense will be
absorbed cy flour. Avoid damp cellars.
or lofts where a free o1rculation~ of air
cannot be obtained. Keep in a cool ,4ry,
airy room, and not exposed to a'freez.'
lng temperature tner to intense sum
pltor to artificial heat fot ajy length
Qf time above 70. dog. Fahr. It sleui1l
hot come in contact wIth 'graind Wroh.
er suibstances whidi are iablo; tQogeat.
?lour should be sited1 and the articles
,thotoughly disinteg4'tpd And Othen
wrarmed before baking. The tr'eatkent
impro,~ he o.lor and b oag probdk.
erties :Qf the dough.Th sponge
sh be ii pr'eparoci fo h t~pssoop
as h yogst ba4 IPeforhne4 n *misiun9
964e SA ormnta .nd
Aioig Puolar IHenrn.
Three of tle crew of' tie steuinship
utrieplid, Captain Soutar, had a very
exilting adveituro at the Greenland
sea 111Ishery this season. During the
(line that their vessel was fast beset
among the lce, three of the crew
'I'lomaiis Royal, Wolverhainpton ; James
Whiter, Peterhcad, and William Mul
ligan, Dundee-get out one (lay to pay a
visit to the Ship Perseveraiice, of Peter
head, which lay apparently about four
milles distant. After waikling abou,
two miles It was seen that tle distance
between the two ship; haui been mis
Judged, and that in reality they were
six iles apart; and tle dai ngerous
nattire of the Journey began to dawn
111)011 tle seatien whln they realized
how f'ar they were from any vessel,
lie sealI ig clubs being the only weapon
with which they were ariled. '1ley
deliberated whether It would not be
(lhe best course to return to their
ship. One of tle trio I nsisted onl nak
lug the journey, while the others were
of tle opinion that they should give up
the attempt. In tle midst of tle do
Lote a she bear with one cub arrived,
and as she was fast coming up botween
tle men and their ship, tle only chance
of escape wasi to iiun1 on the hope of
reaching the Pciseveriatice. When the
men took to their heels the bear quick
ened her pace, and in a short time was
close upon the sailors. To attempt to
face the animal with their clubs was
useless, and, accordingly, one by one of
tie men took portions or Lite ir clot hiig
and tlhrew them on the ice. In this wiy
tle piogress of (lie bear was retarded,
as Bruin stopped to' snta' and tear at
each of the articles at she cattie ip to
them. By this stratagei the men
were. enabled to keep a 'little ahead for
about two miles. They had parted
with most of their clothing, one of
th itm had but his pants, a cravat, iad a
woollen shirt upon him. Ile had ro
lfamed possession of his club, and ias
tening hIs cravat to the end of tle
weapon, tie raised it as a signal of dis
tress, and fortunately the attentIon of'
the crew of the Perseverance was at
tracted to the pferilous posltion of the
three seamen. Several of the crew of
the Perseverance iminedhiit~ely set oit,
armed 'with guis, antd, after runniil ing
about it mile, they camne up1) to tle thr'ee
Just in time to savt them, as tihey had
amnost no clothing left, and were ex
hausted with tle chase. Tho bear and
her cub were so close behind the ret
cuers that they had no difileulty In dis
patching them with sveral bullets. The
following morning the three stllors re
turned to tle Intrepid. They were
escorted part of the way by a number of
the crew of the Perseveraice, and tio
milo bear having been seen in the vi
cinity, appareitly on the lookout for
the lie bear and her cub, lie was like
litmors of at Fntcuity.
The dreariness of tie Jests and the
atrocity of the Witticisms which tie
undergraduate editors accredit to their
commanders of the class rooms, vary
little in degree from season to season,
bilt an exhibition of recent specimeiis
of these traditaonally stup(d andA I-so.
lenit uitteranices mtay perihaips ser've the
usefuil purp'Iose of causing a few 01(d of'
lenders to reform at thie opeing of thIs
A Princeton professor remonstratinig
wli a Sophomore for creating a dIs
turbance ini thte class-room, laid his
hiand~ iisinuatingiy Oin (lie refractory
onie's shoulder with tie remark :"My
dear young imaii. the (devil has hoohd of
you." "Some of tie gentlemen of thlis
class are evidlently cut out for priofes
sors," said one of those at Rochester
University; "(hey have such a thtrst
for impaiting information In the class
room." A Sophomore at Tufts ini
translating H~orace was stoppedl by
"faba" which the professor told hinm
signified "beau,'' and thien, as thie
tianslation was still delayed, added,
"Well sir If you know beans, you
ought to be able to proceed." "Gentle
men I"'exclaimed ni Middlebury pro..
lessor, "If you can't spend less timeo on
euchre and more on Georman, Mrs.
Hammond will get after you andl burn
you all up"-the allusion beIng to a
woman preacher, 1noted for vivid rhie
orie concerning (lie future pu nish mont
of the wioked. "Where did you tell
me to begin, Professor ?" asked a H~ar
yard student who had lost (lie place.
"I di not say, but you can go on
whore tie last man left off'," was the
eraf ty response. "Comic" sootions at
Columbia wvere tius described by the
"Sir," thiundoreil an irate prorossor
as his right hand desoribed a parabola
in the aIr and his eye shot a double or
dinate of wrath straIght through the
focus of the ofionding Sophomore, "St r
hiow shall leharacterize such a defini
tion of hyperbola as you have just-giv
"I think," meekly responded (lie
wretched Sophi. convulsively twining
tise legs around the sub-tangent of th0'
chaIr," "1 think [ shalt call it hyper
"No sir 1" came thme crashing reply ;
"It is sim ply diabolical 1" And thoh
theo stern features of the arbiter of fate
Telaged, as lhe eliminated his victim
from the cbair and described the cirs
cumferance of a B1r1sh (duck' e gg in
Ah n 6emnpie of hat tollege #f
14q~ eaj) 40 i g#jf-de eie ten folgw.
Ingd cqnt tor7y pue nyre
gl~ hdbeen voex ~ e *long
who, for 11 joko and to rid huimn1solf of,
the nuisance, sent him to Dr. It. t
witlh ils enigineering selceies as to a
Congenilal an(d sympathetic sol. lie
therefore camei1 vith high h)opes lind
unt-olded Il. schemes several times
witlh wearilsome Iultiplieity of detail
to the devoted profeor, wIlen the
listenier's 1npati1e made itself felt.
The enginecer continu11ed to say 'jusIt one
mIoieit, Profiessor, One thing more.'
Finally, IIs iearer's m111101h tried pa
Lince showed signs of latterly giving
way, whereupon the( patentee aguain
said :'1 only wanti to show You one,
inore thing, l'rofessor. I have iivent
ed a Short, melthod of, bolr i a moun.
tailln which I think will I prove very
valuable.' 1y dear m Ir,' biurst forth
c weiarled il istoier, "if 3011 would
only Invent a sIort iethod of' borliIng
imlividialsyou wotl Int1eed conf1or a
lastiI1g )enelt, On tihe iImn rae.'
'The en-I ,incer depar-ted.1
'I'hle hero of' "Roblii A dair" was well
known III the London fashi lonable cir
cles of the ]last ceiltitryby .h sobriIlet
of the "Fortuiato Iishman ;'' but his
paren tage and the exact. ptle of' Ilk
bi-th are niknowi. lie was brought
up).' as aSurgeon, bt "dtectil Ion illa
early amour1)11 drove Ilhhu preiepi1ttely
from D 1ublin," it) piuSI s li foltune Iln
England. Scarely had hle crossetl the
clhumiel when the cliali of' cky evenots
that 111ltimately led him to 1fame and tr
tiue connoncedi. Near Hlolyhead, pei -
ceiviig at carriage overturllIed, I c, rall
to ren1de1 r assistiline. The sole oce1
palt Of thiS vehicle wats a "laty Of fatsh1
lon, well-known ill polite elrcles," who
reeidvei Adair's attent.io1ns WI Litilaliks.
an1 , bellig slightly lur't., and, hearing
that 11e was at sur 1geon1, req(u ested hin11
to travel with her In her carrliago to
London. On their arrivail In the me
tropolis she presented hh1 witih a fee
of' 100 guineas1, ani1d gave 11111 i goieln11I
invitation to her house. ill n ater 1ife
Adair used to say thit It wias not so
muci tile aillount of Ils fee, but lie
tiei it was giveln, that wias of service
to 111111, is lie wits t.han111i1110st dlestitute.
Butl t(e Invitation to her1 houlse wa.s at
still greater service for, tiere he. imet,
the person who deciled Ilk fa l Il life".
T[hiIs wIas La1tdy Caroline eppe, dauh-il
ter of' the second 111.1I of Al hetimrean d
of Lady Ann Linox, daiugbhter of' f1he
filrst DIuke of' icIhlu mionli. FoeLi ing
her high lineage, Lady Carolitno, at (he
filrst sight; of the I rih silrgeon fell des
perately inl love witLhi hh1, and her em11o
tiois were so iddeni and violeit ats to
attract the general at teltion of' the Com
pany. Aitir, perceivinr h1is 'Ldvalliage,
by) t 110 tIme inl pu rsitling It,; whil, the
Albemarle and Rich1ondt 1famkilles were
(1Ia111vc' aL te prospect, of sich1( a ter
rible e) CSIlliance. Every e111an1s w% eCre
tlied to induice the young lady to alter
her' m1in11d, but withotit elleet. Adatir's
biogr'aphier' tel ls 118 tilat "mIiuseeIt0Ls,
a long journey, ai advantiageouts ofler.
and other common m1108 odes o1' shaking
oil' what wias conlsidore by the fai'ly
asl all Improper mnatekl, wereeansy
tried, but In vain ; the lhealth of' Lady
Caroline wias evidently illipalred, aind
the f'amilly at last coni I'essed, wv It i :i goodI
sense thlat refleets hlonor' on 1he1' un1
derstandlng 118 wiel 1,.5 t~heir1 heoaits,
that It wvas posIble 1.1 j)revenit bult
neverI to (1dislvl un attachmenoit,; and
thati marrings'~1L~ was the hionoral'Ie and 1mn
deed( tlhe only'i113'11 atraive that1 could( so
cure her 111happllness and( I lf'e."~ Whein
ILadly Caroline wvas talken by her' friends
fromn J0Londo to 11th, that she mnighmt be
se'pariated fromi hier' Iovei', she1 wr ote, It
ia said1, Lthe .song of' IRobini AdanirI," and1(
set It to a1 p~laitlve Iriishi Lune 11ha~t she
1had( hear1d h111m sIng. W'hietlier witten
by Landy Car'ollne or not, thie sonig Is
a1lply expre'ssive of her' feelings lat, tlhe
time, and1 as8 It compileltely corriobora'Ites
thoeircumlstanes Just, reClated, whilh
wvero the town tal1k of t~he peOrlod,th~oughi
nowv little more1' thtan at family traition,
there can be no0 doubt that they were
the orIgIn of thd song. '
A Man'd FIght WIth 'In Ea~gle.
"Last wveek wvhile E. .S. Camlpbell, of
North Car'ollna, wals enigaged dlIggin~g
wild ginger' Oin tile sIde of the Roan,
about 011e and1 half mIles f'omn Cloud
11and( Hotel, he found the niest of a gray
eaglo seclud'ed in a fallen tr'ee
1.01 under' the clil' of theO moun11tain1,
conitaining one0 young eaigle. WVlhIle
oxamining the aet and1( Its Jontents,
suddenlly ho hoard a loud no01se, and~
before lie could ascer'tain what It was
the old eagle had stiruok him In the
faco with bill and claws, and taking a
cIrcuit through the1 air, alIghted 01n a
tree about 200 yar'ds distant, but in
plain view of the nest. Again thle
parent bird made an attack, aiming at
his head, but hue avolded~ lher, and she
struok hIm on the arm, maklng a slight
woundlc. She returned 'to her post of
observation, butt as soon as he attempt..
ed-.to touchl the nest containing the
fang eagle, shionmade a third attack,
when Mr. Catnpbell struck her with a
stLlek arul brought her to tihe ground
where, after a severe struggle lie said
ceeded In: kIlling her. She meas~ired
seven) feet two Inches from LIp) to t p of
her wings. T1he niale bird wvas not
seen. The place was aid/gniifro"
quonted jai't of thei nio'unitin. IL has
generally feeh'sitpposed that the' gle'
idwys b0IIther nesp ag the of Ns o(
fallon- treo tep n
grogg(1, 1)ut I~ ~ l %r~
thle gay. te bd~
Rev. Dr. Wells, of Boston, never ate
meat on F'riday':, lie vits a frequent
ttest at the liotn of Dr. Francis the
older, and ts Ir. Wells was very abste
1110119, there wa10 s a colstant playful
struggle for aind1 agalist generous lv
lig. "I reinentier," says Dr. Frar.els
the younger, in his 1eminiscenses, "In
iarticular when one morning at break
fast inatters cante to a crisis. Father
had lIelped Dr. Wells to rolls, butter,
aid honimiy-so far, good enough ; but
whel le eamiiie to a brolled porter-house
steak, it-being iriday, Dr. 1ls rose
iI arriie1t, and urged its itort-accep
talei. Faithlr persisted; bald )r.
Wells w:s dylig by inches ; why starve
hiiimselfI by slow torture V why 1101 00111
mit. s11 ide I int Iuor'0 dignlifled Inann111 er ?
lie would not have it coroner's Jury In
Ils hiouse, etc. Seeing the excitement
of D~r. Francis, Dr. Wells quietly sub
mitted, and retifelved a dolleate piece of
the tenderest portion of tile steak, on
whichi a littlo gravy was poured. Tihe
convers4ation took a (ilberent channel:
Iilinna 111h More, Tillotsoi, originma de
pravity, Boston east %% inds, and various
other subjemc were discussed with ail
maltion and interest. From the corner
of the table I saw what was going on.
Dir. Wells continued to eat hil roll and
drinik his tea, keeping his eyes oil fath
er, anid nlow and then, wiei conversa
tion flagged, telling one of hhi admira
ble aneedotes. G radually the steak dis
appeared-le was burying it beneath
thle louilld of iollily; aid, playing
with his food, t. last concealed every
vlstage of the imeat, and laid ills knife
trd fork across his plate. Father look
ed down, and seeing 'ill gone,' smiled
tiiamha )n1t,1y, and sati:
" ''l'ie apostle ia saved, hIs life is spar
ed ; we have, at least, got the active
principle of vittillty into his system.
Why, boys, I can- so the good ell'bots
itiready. There Is a slight tlendency
to apoplexy eveni now in his latco; his
eye 'ooks wilder,' etc.
"it, was irresistible. A smile began
to ripple over Dr. Wells' face, and he
excamtiied, with Ia sigh:
"1 'De'ar dctor, I feel muh better.
Yout are too kiud;' and looked down onf
his plate, Ile Vouild not deceive. In a
moinenti all wits discovered, th steak
exhiu imed, and' Or. Wls was forgiven
for 'tihe Imllense talent evileed Oil so
impo rLMlIt an occaon."
A Disstiktimuk Actor's loliday.
Cistalanto wits this year appointed
by his tomll raides to organiize Itild lmn
age tihe excursion, having an 111iinkited
credit ati arbitrary powers, and con
Lritctig to satisfy every desire of every
member of tile Company.
'leiy met in the norning at the Cafe
do I'Ambigiu aid deeldeti to go into
the coitry-of course.
"'Yes, buIt how ?" growled Gil Peres;
"'oi foot, by buss, Ii hacks, by trait?"
'i'hiese tiings ire all played out. Now,
I want to go li it break, with four
horses. two post.ilions, bells, ribbons-"
"Illere It is," siid-(Ist0ellIo is tile
v.hicl of Gil Peres' dream drew up
before the door.
They 1c1atered It antd set out meri-ly.
"ow tdo you like It?" asked tile
"'Oh, it isn't bad, exactly,'' gruimbled
Gil Peres, ''but slow-no frin. If wa
were only to upset, or--"
"'Upset thme coach, boys!"' shouteu'
CJastellanmo to tuhe postillions, and over
it. wenlt, amb1i aL chloruIs of shieks,
spililing everyone 11nto the ditch. N
one0 was huri t, but an axle wais broken;
thme (1ay3 wa~s hot; the roatd was (lusty.
Never was It comledihan so roundl~ly
abu~tsedi as G il I'eros. Ihowever, a farm
1h0u1s( was 0een iat some11 distanIce andl
tile d1issipa)ted~ actors trudged wearily
"'Ah, I wvish," saidh Gil Perez, "that
we could get a decent breakfast here."
A t that moment a head waiter, nap
kin, I in hand, appleared at the door and
"'Gentlemeni, b':eakfast has just been
platced on1 tile table.'
Thley enltered. Euchaptmnentl Such
t spreadl as Luehhlas never dreamed of.
Oil P'eres seizedi a kuifo anid boutnded
"Well, bave yotu got everythling you
wvant, now ?'t asked ,Qustellano.
"Everything," 'said'the radiant ao
tor, ."thloughi, ho added, as a shlade
p~assedi over 1h1s face, "those new boots
bothier my corns'damnably."
So saying, he plunhgedh h1s fork iuto a
plai.e and drew otIt-is slippers,
Auduilson and the Snake.
During Mr. Audub n's life in Hien
derson, Kentucky, h~e puirsited thle
study of ornithology, frequently go
11mg to the woods and renmtining
there twvo or- three mnths , at a visit.
Upon one ogeaslon lhe f91Uowed a hawk
peculiar to this country6 alndso ani
bois was she to become thelposes~oi' ,of
theO birdk hor pursued it.- t'vo. or three
dhays,tfdally euceeding in killiag It. lie
gas nove,;krio~n t~.stdp foi strea'ms of
any.hi klt . hievotili~ AvIp rivers or
eteekiin pursuW ,oA anyo gamne or bird
he might-be in~,sear~h ofe4t one tiume
ho- watohed' a flickelyt or . whatis corn
maly kniown as ayellow'ihattir, UUan
til hb sitvW1 gd 1ii 4 fi61e0Voa hi top~J
a large bigo inah~\~qi i
th liholl1 seeing *~4~ t