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rIl-WEEKY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., NOVEMBER 8, 1879. VOL. 111.-NO. 121.
WHARUM WEINEST DU SO SEHi
Comuo sad misfor,uno's pinioned thrall,
(Jne sorrow's placid look ;
Throw o'er your ohoson.one the fall,
Thu network of your book.
Why should we sigh at fited stroke ?
Why mourn for t easures lost ?
Or why despond ? the stars invoke
'To guildo us from t:eir post?
Golconda's bank-4, or Ophir's cove
Their luore lios uufurled ;
Thos. are alluromonts. look above,
Gol woos you from the world I
Ilid sun shines bright o'er weary heads,
Ills flow're sprinA 'noath their foot,
Ilis b.rds sing sweetly 'bove their beds,
Our ears their oarol groot.
Then why despair? but welcome thou
Misfortune's'stern behost I
Aurora smilos, tho peaceful bow,
Uod's earth for you is dressed.
Then como misfortunes piniojed thrall,
Come sorrow's placid look ;
Draw o'er your chosen one the pall,
The not-work of your book.
Something More Than a Clerk.
Laura Carlisle stood where scarcely a
half dozen women in the room would have
dared to stand, directly under the blaze of
the chandelier, her cheeks crinisoned with
excitement, her eyes bright as the jewels
which flashed In her brown hair, lier heavy
garnet satin robes sweeping against the sim
ple muslin dress of her cousin, Katy Carlisle
who was as differant from her as the tender
twilight from the brilliant noonday.
Yet sweet Katy, even in that s)nple
dress, with eyes blue as the turqu6isc sash
which bound her slender waist, was no less
attractive than her haughty cousin, and so
thought Floyd Laurence,as he stood chatting
with them. It was not lack of beauty which
often cast Katy in the shade-but Katy wias
poor, and a golden bait is soonest snapped
at, you know I
"On, I do think so much of a good
old familyl" said Laura, who, 'having
heard that Floyd Laurence belonged to one
of the F. F. V.'s" desired to create an im
pression. "Why, I wouldn't look at a
prince if lie did not come of a good stock.
"Princess are generally supposed to do
so, Laura," laughed Katy, a mischievous
twinkle coming into her eyes as she met
"Oh, of course I meant if they could do
otherwise, " said Laura,reddening with vex
ation at her mistake. And then, glad to
change the conversation, she turned to Mary
West and began to inquire about some
beautiful lace she was wearing.
"I got it at Warburten's," said Mary
"Oh, I must get sonic to-morrow, if
there Is a yard left," cried Laura. "I shall
be sure to go there right away. Yes, that
is our waltz, Mr. Laurence," and taking
his arm she moved gracefully away.
"IIem-yes--they are pretty girls-the
sweetest girls I saw to-night," soliloquized
Floyd Laurence, in his own room that
night. "But I wonder if Miss Laura would
smile so sweetly if she thought I hadn't a
cent in my pocket ? Love's wing's you see
when tipped with gold, are beautiful to
view I Confound the money I It makes
one suspicious of everybody. But I do
wish there was a way to test the truth
lie sighed, lit a cigar, and sat down to
smoke away his fancies. Suddenly lie
sprang up, tlung the cigar into the grate,
and began to pace the room.
"By Jove! I've an ideal" said lie.
"Miss Laura Is going to Warburton's to
morrow ; now Warburton happens to be a
friend of mine-I think I will go there too.
He'll enter the thing, I'm sure; and I've
a faiicy to see if Floyd Laurence behind a
counter, and Floyd Lahrence in Mrs How
ard's bail-room stand just the same in Mliss
Carlisle's estimation. Ileigho I I wonder
if that pretty blue-eyed cousin wvill coime
-with her ?"
-After dinner necxt day, Mliss Carlisle's
carriage stopp)ed before Warburton's store,
and the haughty beauty and her cousin
Katy entered the wide (leers, and crossed
over to the lace counter.
"Show mo your finest Mleclin," began
Miiss Laura, but stopped in utter aniaze
mecnt, as she recognized -in~ the polite clerk
her partner of the night before. "Mr. Lau
rence," she exclaimed.
-And Katy opening her blue eyes very
wide, rep)eated the exclamiation.
"31.'. Laurenceol'we did not expect to
see you here I"
"Why not ?" asked our hero, smilingly.
"We were net aware-we did not kniow
that you--" began Mliss Laura, haughtily,
and Floyd finIshed her sentence."
"That I was Mir. Warburton's clerk?i
Oh, yes, 311ss CarliMle I What style of lace
would you prefer?"
"Thank you-I do net care about the
lace to-dlay. Katy, come, we are in hasto."
She turned and swept her silken robes
away, but I(aty, her cheeks scarlet, lin
gered to give-one little hand to Floyd Laur
ence, and said cordially :
"Mfr. Laurence, remember, you prom
ised last night to call upon me. I--that is
we shall expect you." .
And Floyd, as he ventured lightly to
press that tiny, little hand, said fervently :
"Thank you, I shall surely come I"
"The ideal The very idea l'' cried
Laura Carlisle, indignantly, when they
were in their carriage.
"What does Mirs. Howard mecan by in
troducing such persons to her guests?9 i'll
never forgive hier. To think I should have
danced with a low clerk !"
"Why, Laura, I am sure lie is a perfect
gentlenian," said Katy.
"Gentleman, indeed!i A conmmon clerkI
pretend to be a gentleman, and aspire to
good society Ii Katy Carlisle,you are a little
"At least I like him as much now as I
(lid last night," said Katy, with some)
"Very well, indulge your low tastes, if
you like," retorted Laura scornfully. "I
shall certainly not cultivate his acqu'aint-j
A few evenings hater, as -Laura stood
robed like a princess in -Judge Grover's clo
gant saloon, she saw Floyd Laurenemak
ing his way toward her.
"Hie here! iAre people all gone mad?i
lBnt he won't dare to address me I" she
thought, her brigl4 cheek reddebing an
Bu edid dare, coh ng up to her with
.a frank, gentlemanly gr1 etig. Latira look
Sed full in hil eyes, wl. A glance *hlch
nlight have iturnod pilm t ione, huud.hpr
power equaled her will, and turned away in
Floyd's handsome face glid not even
flush ; lie only elevated his liue eye-brows,
while a curious smile curved his mouth.
just its at soft voice behind 111111 Said, impul
113r. Lauirence, won't youiffiake hands
IIe turned quickly, and then, indeed, his
face did flush and his eyes kindle, as lie
once more held the soft little han(] he had
held once befoie, with a strange thrill in
"Are you brave .enough to acknowledge
the acquaintance of a imere clerk, in this
place, Miss Carlisle," he asked.
"I don't care whether you are a 'clerk' or
a 'king.' " said Katy, innocently, smiling
up In his face. "You are a gentleman,and
1 like you."
"Thank you," said Laurence, drawing
her arm within his own. "Then, perhaps
you will promenade with me a few mo
"Yes, for I wish to renmind you that you
have not kept your promise to call on us."
"But I will," answered Floyd Laurence.
And as he looked down into her blue eyes,
there was slntething in his gaze Which set
Kitty Carli3le's tnder little heart ill of a
Well, Laurence called at Mr. Calisle's
handsome mansion, a1nd purposely asked for
"the young ladies." Laura scornfully do
cllne( to go down stairs, but told Katy that
her "aristocratic" acquaintance was wait
ing to receive her, and she entertained him
to the best of her ability.
She succeeded so well that Floyd Lau
rience came again. And on this second
call, unconventional little Katy, who was
alone In the parlor, opened the door for him
herself, and met him with a frank wel
"So then, you still like me ?" asked
Floyd, as he stood in the centre of the
great parlor, with the little hand she had
given him clasped between his own.
"Yes-I-I think so," said Katy flutter
ingly, the roses coming and going nervous
ly on her fair cheek.
"But 'liking' won't satisfy me any long
or," said Floyd, with a rare smile. "1
want something else-something far warm
er, sweeter, stronger I 18 it in your dear
-dear little heart to give, Katy darling?"
And Katy, giving him a sly glance, as
he bent down and took her in his arms,
"Yes, I think so I"
* * * *' * * *
"It seems Katy is about to be in rried,"
said old Judge Howard, meeting Laura, it
few weeks later.
"Yes, little foolish thing I returned
Laura, colorig with vexation. "I'm sure
I said all I could to prevent it."
"To prevent it I What possible objec
tion could you make to Floyd Laurence ?"
asked her old friend.
"Why, Judge Howard! think of her
throwing herself away on a common clerk?
"My dear girl, I don't know what you
are talking about," said Judge - Howard,
with a perplexed look.
"You surely know that Mr. Laurence Is
nothing more than a clerk in Warburton's
"My dear young lady, I surelv know
that lie is something more than a clerk for
anyone. le is the only son of the Laur
ences of Virginia. Haven't you heard of
the great Laurence estates?"
"Judge Howard I you must be mis
"I am not, my child. I myself, hold
some twenty thousand dollars of his money
in trust. Ilis father was my friend in boy
hood. Your cousin Katy is fortunate,
Laura, for Floyd Laurence is a match for
any one to be proud of."
"Is lie really so wealthy ?" persisted
"He has an income of at least fifteen
thousand dlollars a year. I speak from
ertainty, iny dcar girl, not .from hear
Poor Laural - She tried to conceal the
the bitter disappointment ranklhng in her
heart, but it wvas hard to know that the
golden prize had slipped from her grasp,
andl only through her own fault I
Neverthoicss she put the best face pos
sible on the matter, was very affectionate
to Katy, and cordial witht Floyd, and -very
fond, long after, of referring, with studliedl
carelessness, 'on every possible occasion, to
"my (dear cousin, Mrs. Floyd Laurence."
A stago Aunnhilator..
Recently as Mr. Macauley, the actor, was
about to get on board the train, a queer
looking man stepped up to him and asked
for a few moments' conversation, which
was pleasantly granted by Mr. Macauley,
wvho has less airs abont him with strangers
than any other actor in the profession.
"I'd like to see that annihilator that you
have-that gun that shoves out like a tele
"Certainly, sir; I have it In my valise.
It frequently comes handy when strangers
fool with me."
The actor went into the train, followed
by the stranger, and soon produced his
"annihilator," which the other grasped
eagerly and began to work, his eyes gleam
ing with delight
"That's a disy, by jove it Is I What's
"I never really knew how far it would
shoot. It carries a pound of powder to a
pint of shot, and the charge spreads out in
."I've got a little racket mnyself," said
the stranger, pulling out an immne'nse six
shooter from behind. "That's the boy
that was the terror of [Ploche for years."
"Ah I Are you the celebirated Pat Hol
land, poet and fighter of Ploche ?"
"I am ptetty well recognized through
the sagebrush country by thiat name.
When I haul this machinery out It clears
the street quicker than a squad, of New
York police could do. Jt. I'd like to buy
that annihIlator of yours, for a sort of
coipanion piece, as it were, to mine
somethng' to balahec me on the mother
"To tell 'yoti the 'truth, Mr. Itolland'"
replied Macauley, laughing, "thIs affair of
mine Is only a'sham. It doesn't,. shoot at
all, juist meant ter the stager you know
"Holy Mosesl You don t nlcan to say
that you can't kill a'man with it (*
"Good bye, sir. lieo been. gola' to go
Voum night after .night, supposin' this
weapon was the real cheese, and I'm sold.
I itsed to dreamn about it a1ght after aIght
an uwto find out it's a faud 1it to
*Here P'et eat downh on theo car-stop and
wept Ike A eWId~
Smilten with Circua,s Fevor.
After the performance was over at the
circuls a young inan called on Chliarini and
he said lie wanted to see him on private
business. The old veteran took him Into
his ollice and received hi with his 11sual
"I cane up aill the way from Carson to
see the show, and I'd like to join," Said
the young man.
"Oh,. I see, " said the circus man ; "you
are a well-formed, hearty-looking young
fellow,..and I like to enc-urage such as
you." The youth's eyes brightened. . .
"You do not chew, smuoke or drink, I
"Oh, no, honor bright-except soda anid
"You must leave off these bad habits.
They weaken the muscles and paralyze the
nerves, you can stop drinking, but your
salary will not be large till you have over
come these tendencies. A little. lemonade
-circus lemionade-is all the p'erforniersl
drinK. Call at eleven o'clock to-morrow
morning, and I will see what you call do.
You mutistn't expect over fifty dollars per
week though at first. We never pay high
salaries until we know just yhlpt a main
can (10." -
The delighted Carsonite weaK.away and
next morning was on hand.
Chiarini took him to a tont where there
were three immense Bengal tigers
caged. lianding hin a curry-comb andl([ a
pair of shears he remarked:
"Your duties will be comparatively
light at first. You will go into the cage
and curry the tigers down every morning,
and about once a week cut their claws ;
keep 'em down pretty short, so that when
they attack the tiger tamer, Wilson, they
won't lacerate him very much. Some
times, but not more than once a mouth,
you may have occasion to file their teeth.
You just throw the animal on his back and
hold his heald between yourt knees. If he
acts rough belt hini in the nose a few times.
Keep belting hinit until he quicts down."
"Haven't you got a vacancy an the art
dcpartmnent ?" asked the young mllan from
"Is art in your line ?" inquired Chliarina.
"Yes," drawled the young man. "In
the circuses I've always run with I was
employed to paint the stripes on the ze
bras. I killed so muany tigers keepin' 'ei
straight that the boss wouldn't let ie han
(lie 'em. He said I used 'em too rough "
Chiarini swears that the terror from Car
son shall have the first vacancy.
From the earliest times men have been
trying to look ahead. The ancient Egyp
tians had oracles where their gods were
suppoSed to answer the questions of men
by dreams and other ways; the ancient
Qrceks also had faimous oracles, which peo
ple caime fron far-off lands to consult ; the
Romans killed certain fowls or animnals,and
guessed at the future by the looks of their
internal organs ; the Hel-rews and the Ba
bylonians lad their own peculiar ways of
finding out what was to happen. The
world has not outgrown the longing to look
ahead. The Hindu to-day sets a lamp
afloat on his sacred river, aud-judges of the
future by the length of time it burns ; the
Chinaman consults his "wise men," who
pr,ctend to understand signs; the ignorant
African takes notice of the cries of birds
and animals ; the Englisl-not long ago
tried to learn by help of what they called
"witches ;" and Opiritualists, even now,be
lieve the predictions of a "medium."
No serious attempt to look into the fu
ture has been made for a long tine by in
telligent people, aind the old customs have
become a frolicaqmc trying of "'ciarms,"
especially on one night of the year. It is
curious enougha that the nIght selected is thae
eve of the festival of All Maints, which was
established In thec sevenith centur'y by a Pope
of 1Romei, In honor of all the sainlts who haad
nuo particular (lay assigned to them. Thle
Romnans brought this festival to Enagland;
there it became All HIallows, and the even
ing before it, Hallow-even or Halloween,
andl that was the nighat sacred to charms
and gamnes. In the sevcateenth century,
England gave up the night to feausting and
frolicking. Nuts anad apples were p)lenty
from one end of the Island to the other,
aand ''Nut-crack Night" wvas the name given'
In England, thae revels were for fiun,such
as diving for apples floating in a tub of wa
ter,, anid, of course, getting very wet ; or
trymag to snatch in the teeth an app)le on
one cnd of a stick which haad a lighted can
(lie at the other end, and, beIng hung by a
stuing, could be spun around very l ast, so
thaat the players often seIzed the canadle mn
stead of the fruit ; or a playful fortune-tell
ing by niamling nuts, roasting them before
thec fire and watching their conduct ,when
heated--whether they burned -steadily or
bouced away, or burst wvitha a noise, each
movement of the charmed naut being of
-One nut test was tried by grinding and'
nixmng together a walnlut, hazlenut and
nutmeg, making into pills, witha butter nd
sugar, and swallowing them on, going to
bed. Wonderful dreams would follow,
wvhich was not surprIsing.
In superstitious Scotland, the nIght was
given entirely to serious anld sometianes
frightful attempts to peer Into 'the future
by means of charms. -One way of trying
fortune was to throw a ball of blue yarn out
of a window and wmnd It again from the
other end.' Near the last something would
haold it fast, when the winder..must 'ask,.
"Who holds I" the answer w 'uld name one
whao was to have importance In the -ques-.
Anothaer Scotch custom was "pullig
kale-scalks.?'" A young person went blind
folded Into the garden, pulled tdp the first
kale or cabbage. stalk lie touched and car
rIed it Into the house. Th'ie >whole' future
was read from that ,stalk c the site Iiddi
cated thae stature of thec future partner in
life; .the quantity of earth at the roots
showed the amount of ia, or her fortune ;
the taste of the jAth told whmal the temnpor
woud .be; and when the stalk was placed
over the door,.the fir'st name of the person'
enuter-Ing was the fated name.
The Island of Lowes on thec coast of Scot
land, had some curious customs. Yourig
women made a "dumb hake," and baltedI Is
before the fire with certain ceremonies and
lih perfect allep9e, .eXpeeting to' see p
ders; gid the people also sacrificed to a
sea-go called Bihong, throwing a cmpof
a,19 nto tihe sea and calling on hIm to give
thein plenty of sea-weed to enrich theIr
In.atiother Be*tch idl%r udg
iito bAtn fiidin* a WdmbWed sieve, and
Stali alonie, w Nitl both doo0 o0peln, to sAe
Thie fishion of trying charms is now
nearly outgrown among English-speaking
people. It survives in Americat as a pleas
ant frolic for a social Lrathering. In our
own day, young people "1sow hemip-seed, "
"cat apples before the glas." "go down
the cellar stairs backward,"'}holding a can
(Ie and a mirror. Ti'hey To "1)01) chest
nuts," "launch walnut, shIelis," ''holding
ta)ers," and try the 'Itlired saucer" test, of
In some of our cities, the boys oik Hallo
ween collect old ten-kettles boots, large
stones, etc., and deposit thei In clean ves
tibule.4, ringing the door-bell and running
away. : .
Thus the 31st of October-4set apart, by a
Pope as a religious festival-becane, In su
perstitious times, "Tie Witches Night;'"
crossed the ocean its a season for frolieS
and ends with a street boy's jbke.
As Its name ndicates, ihbirger had its
origin inl the province of L1in,irg, in Hol
land, where, with its pectuli4ty of -shape,
siell, process of making and i-uring, it was
formerly exclusively made. IThirty years
ago its production in tihe Unit4d States was
almost unknown, it being tt that 'ime
thought, on account of the difftrence in cli
Ilato and pasturage, impossibi to produce
it here. Tlhe sane notion A regard to
Swiss cheese prevailed, and ponsequently
numerous quantities of both wJre inl)orted
from Europe to supply the larg denaii in
this country, But it ha1s beO4 found that
both can and have been prodpced in this
country ii such perfection t1at the vqry
best judges are unable to detedt any differ
once fron the imported articlel lit Green
County, Wis., hundreds of toos are made
annually, more than twenty factories being
engaged in its manufacture.! In Dodge
aind Jefferson counties large quantities arc
also made. The cheese is made,in factories
capable of working the milk (from 100 to
400 cows, rarely exceeding the latter num
ber, as more would require a latger area of
country than would be desirable on account
of distance to the factory, qs the milk is
hauled and the cheese made twice a day
usually. The makers generally buy the
milk front the farmers at a price agreed
upon for the season of six months, begin
ning about May i. The process of manu
facture in its first stages does not differ from
the usual way, except that a lower temier
ature is kept while tle curd Is forming, the
anintal heat alone in summer being often
high enough. Great care is taken to. use
pure milk, free fron taint or filth, and
ceanfliness being requisite in every stage of
the making. Upon the curd being formed
it is slowly and carefully cut into squares,
pieces the size of (lice, low temperature
and careful handling being necessary to
avoid breaking the butter glolriles, upon
which the richness of the chceso depends. It
is slightly scalded and stirred, niost of the
whey drawn off, and, without hel;ig salted,
the curd is dipped out into perforated
wooden boxes or molds, about five Inches
square, and left to drain without any )rcs
sure being applied. In a few hours the
packages are carried into the curing cellar
and placed edgeway on shelves, like bricks
set to dry. E'very day thereafter they are
rolled li salt and replaced when they have
absorbed enough salt; They are turned
almost every day, and the slimy moisture
which exudes is rubbed with the- haind
evenly over the surface, which serves the
dodble purpose of keeping the cheese moist
and to close all cracks, into which flies
might lay their eggs. This outside
and being mostly composed of albumen,
like fresh meats, eggs, &c., the same results
follow the decomposition, and in this case
the Limburger odor is developed, which
never forsakes it, And sticks closer than a
brother to all wvho touch or cat it. After
eight or -ten weeks it is packedi in paper
and tinfoil, and is readly for market-in
consIstence, contents and nourishmont the
richest cheese that can be made, butt to the
untinitiated, a malicious and predetermined
outrage upon 'the organs or smtell.
A sergeant of dragoons has beeni'before
a court martial at Berlin on t hie charge of
assaulting and mutIlating a farmer of G.ru
nan. 'rTe soldier Was In Grunair on busi
ness, and was quartered at the house of his:
victim. Hie made .himself obnoxious to
his htost in various ways, and finally, coim
Inug to dinner drunk, lie took out his saber
and laId it on the table beside his plate.
The farmer asked hin what lie (lid thtat
"Nothing 'less titan a saber or a saw will
cut the meat you give me," was the reply.
The fhiimer went out -antd broughtt in
from the'barny'ard a pitchfork, wvhich lhe
laid down on thp; other side of the war
rior's plate, rqumarklug:
"You need a. strong fork for such a
Tfhe sergeant took umnbrageo at this sar
casm- and 'commened(, incontinently, to
carve the' author of It with is saber.
The -latter resisted, and was badly'hurit.
Ho made a complaint, and the authorIties
arrested the man of war; and hatnded him
over' to his regiment for judgment. -
"Cali you offe'r any excuse for your vlo
lenee ?" asked the president of the court
"To be-sutre I can," was thte reply.
"What is it ?"
"Military honor, sir. Have not I, a
veteran of two wars, the right to joke with
such a-grubbling civilian without his ex
ecising lis gross wit on me In return? /A'1
thd divine Schiller says-."
"We are not trying Schtiller here. Y ou
aro sentencedl to three -months' arrest,
double guard (duty for six months and, the
loss of a (tripo" .
A Preventive df florse Stealtng.
The establishment of a system of hiorAo
passports -Is under consideration by the
Rtusin governineont' Thd mleaisure is sug
gested, not in view 9f,political daalger frors
th6 A4(iieo rade, biut in order to prevent a
nifortu.ne ata often happens to the horses
themtse.lvse smely::htorse stealing. Ac
cordig to thi curious project, the birth,
peculiar elgas and, death of every horse
must be recorded and the prorrieter, of, a
horse or' horses, is 't be fgrnished with a
horse passport that will entitle him to the
posesseionof saiditorses or horses. NoWf
as a horsedtluef;cannot possibly steal ,b6tIj
the horse and 110 passport, he cannot suistain
his righte to thie possession of astolen horbe.
This the bsehon of ths wit and wisdom
of~ the itsian ioa1la i this metter.
11111 Slike Acting Devil.
When we were boys, Bill Slke and I
we were great cronies. With me there wa
nobody like 13111, and with Bill there wa:
nobody like Hazel. We were both what
would be termed hard cases. If any mis
chief was done In the neighborhood, 131]
and I were sure to come in for our share o
About Christmas times we always had i
deal of fun, such as building rail-pens anil
putting calves and pigs in the upper story
hanging plows, 'hlig kettles," or anlythinj
we could lay baucls on, high up in trees, t(
perplex the owners.
I recollect ono Christmas eve, Bill and ]
set out to have a rich time of it. Bill wa.
to fix up, and act as devil, and we were t<
go around and frighten the youngsters oul
of their wits. Accordingly, we arranged i
grum-looking red cap with horns on it, tan
placed it upon his head, aid then made i
false-face for hin out of red flannel, wrap
ped himi in a white sheet, and started,
There were several boys with us, and b3
them I was unanimously elected to gO be
fore and give the old folks at each house (
hint of what was going on, So that w(
would not, get ourselves into a scrape.
The first house in our route was Unch
Jake Bund's. I went In, made Somne or.
rand, and s01 soon 115 possible slipped th
joke to the old mian and woman. It wa
all right with theim, and So I went on an(
reported to my companions. In a- slorl
time B1ll, alias devil, poked his singulai
looking head in at the door, and, greal
scrumiption ! such a scatterment as tool
place. Girls, boys, cats, and everythinp
else, excepting the two old ones, tumble(i
up stairs like an earthquake. In we al
bustled, and such a laugh as we had ; an(
how the girls slapped our faces for fright
ciing them so badly. This was a gloriot
beginning, and so we were almost crazy tf
get to the next house.
After partakmng of sonic doughnuts, andI
some other little cakes that had been ci
out with a thimble, and which the girlk
called kisses, we started for Major Allen's.
I went on as usual, and knocked at tht
"Coic in," said a sweet voice. I obeycd
the command, and found Jane, the Major'i
only daughter, all alone.
. "Where's the old folks?" asked I.
"Gone over to. grandfather's," she re
plied, sweet as sugar.
"Very sorry," said I, "for I had im.
portant business with the old man.''
She assured me they would be back in i
sho-t tine ; and filling a plate with "homi
ny" from a large kettle, where it was boil,
ing on the fire, she invited ie, 'with 0110 o
the prettiest smiles you ever saw, to sil
down and wait till it cooled, and then eal
some with her.
I looked at the big, plump grains, al
bursting open In the plate, and inhaled thi
delicious odor that arose from them, then I
looked at the sweet face and sunny sule oJ
miy would-be-entertainer, and you'd bettei
believe I wished13111 and the rest of th<
boys in Guinea. I felt sure that all th<
fun we could see would be nothing to com.
pare with eating "hominy" with Jane Al.
len, yet I dared not act the traitor. So ]
pretended I had no time to spare, and bid
ding her good evening 1 hurried back t<
"Boys," said I, "Jane's all alone by her
self. It wouldn't be right to scare her s<
bad-let's go to Brown's?"
"No, by guni," said 13111, "1 wouldn't
m188 that chance for a hundred dollars. Bi
slighted ime the other day at singing-school,
and now I'll endeavor to pay her back foi
I still remonstrated, but in vain. Bil
was resolute, so I had to give in.
As we neared the house, Bill said:
"Now, boys, whatever you do, don't sa3
a word, nor laugh, nor nothing, and arte
I've scared her~, we'll slip off, and( she'l
never know who, nor what It was."
We all agreed, and after wve had beei
stationed around the chimney to hear lie
scream, Bill walked in.
"Good evening, Mr. Devil," said tI<
same sweet voice that, a fewv minutes be.
fore had bid me to conie in; "good even.
Ing, I suppose you are used to warn:
fluids;" and .forthwith we heard 11
"sp)lurge" as if a gourd lad found its way
into the pot of boiling hominy, 0ond thael
came a splash, and a cry, not such a one ai
wle exp)ected to.heaar, bait onie of Bill's gen
uine squalls on the highest key. We all
ran in and saw the hot water drlpping
down from 13il's cranium, whaile lie was
stamping around like miadniess, tearing tht
horned cap and false face from his head.
Jane, the mischievous little elf, was stand
Ing up by the cupboard, laughing as
though she would go into spasms. Fortua
Daitely, 13111 had received nO0 lastinag Injury,
buit 1 assure you It put an end to our fiai
for that nIght. The joke had beena turned
upon us when we least expectedl it, and sc
we went home, feelIng rather done for.
T1hie story soon, got out, and for a long timci
Bill went by thec name of Mr. D)evil.
A P'anthera Story,
One evenmng as I was sitting In the haous<
of a neighbor and old settler, Mr. Payne,
latoning with great interest to his stories of
early times in'Texatsj the-tmalk tiianed on tht
hunting of wild aimmnals. Now, Mr. P. ii
none of your big story-tellers whaom no 'ont
thinks of- believymg, and besides, if witnes
ses were needed to prove the truth of this,
they could be readily produced, for one o
lils nephews was with him at the tIme, and
the heiro of our story was eonfined to bed
for two weeks with wounds received in thet
fight. The story, as well as I can remnem.
,ber, ,raups as f9)lows:,
*One .dark Winter nIght Mr. Payne and
lis nepnew, Franak, took the hounds and
one small shot-gun and sallied forth Ii
search of any small game, such as coons 0o
wildcats, and not being prepared for any
thing larger, e7tpected 'no conflict such au
-Near Mr, Payne's house oni the west, and
not very distant on the north, lie ranges of
very rough hills, which we call mountains,
andi toward these the hunters bent thebi
Oourse, They walked leisurely on until,
on reaching the brow of a mountain, they
hepr the dogs, who had gone far in ad
vance, raising a big row with. something
and immediatelyastruck a lively run to so<
what was on hand. Mr. Pa ne, haowever,
hearig Do of'.his dogs seriadag frh ,lout
cries as of great suffering, outran is om.
panion, who was a mere bo, and was first
on he Kll pa$iong Tlu darliess was
s0oat hMnbt: Intil ho ,ia n'parly rum
aanst the combatant., could he' discove
wht kind of ananimnal ho was toi bueounter
But when ho estopped, only'~ a"o1 step
from It, lao found IC to be a ery large pan
ther ; and the worst of it all was, it had
got a deadly advantage of his favorite
hound, and was about to make atin end of
him. The animal was fearfully large. and
a enraged beside, and Frank, who by tle
way had the gun, was far behind; but the
old hunter could not stand by and see his
faithful dog killed without an attempt to
save him, and taking very little time for
consideration, he opelled his pocket-kilfe,
the only weapon at hand, aid "1 went for
Thrusting his left hand into the panither's
mouth lie Caught hii by the tongue, anld
with tle knife in his right cut a gash be
tween his ribs, and forced his hand and
knife in at the opening, thinking by this
means to reach his heart, aind so dispatch
>him directly. But no sooner had the pan
ther felt the knife than lie liberated the (log,
and forcing the hunter to release his tongue,
caught him by the left am, and with his
fore paws around his shoulders, sunk his
sharp claws deep into the flesh. Then it
was that the hunter dirat realized the rash
ness of his undertakiiig and his Imminent
peril, for although he worked manfully
with his knife in the INanther's vitals, his
antagonist was lacerating his arms and logs
terribly. But his faithful dogs, who knew
full well where the greatest danger lay,
had a death-grip on its hint legs; and Mr.
Payne said, when telling me the story: "I
i knew my (logs well enough to trust then
I for that, part of the work."
.1t8t, lit this time Frank, who had no idea
of what was going on, came running ill)
with the gun, and placing it. as well as lie
could in the dark, with the muzzle pressed
crosc against. the panther, lie Ired. The
t brute instantly loosed its htold on Mr.
Payne. and the dogs, knowing it had re
ceIved a deadly shot, let it -go, and lay
(own on the ground exhausted. Frank
then helped his. uncle to get home, and
went for a doctor to dress his wounds,
which were bleeding considerably, and
811ar1ting e.1111st beyon11d OndUranCe,
"That thing couldn't have been a pan
ther,'" said Mr. Payne, when his account
of the fight, was ended, "for it was too
large and heavily built. It was jus. waist
high to me, and looked like It might be half
panther and half lion. Frank and some
other boys folind it (lead the next morning,
not fifty yards from the place where we
gave oie another such a scratchin', and
when they cut him open to see what I had
done for lilim with my pocket knife, they
found his lung and liver pretty well gashed.
But the strangest part of it all is that Frank
had shot him in the miouth-a inigity
lucky thing for both of us, for that small
shot wouldn't have done nothin' but make
him mad hittin' him anywhere else. But
I got out o' that serape alive, and If Old
Master '11 forgive ine for gittin' into it, I
ain't likely to offend again In the same way,
you better believe."
MtrImonuia l nrokerago.
A singular meeting took place recently
lit in matriionial broker's olilce, in San
Francino. An apparently middle-aged
mnanl applied lit the counter one Sattuday,
and asked for a housekeeper for a bachelor,
wearing a telling smile on his face at the
time. After a moment's conversation he
was asked point blank if lie did not want-a
wife. His reply was In the aflirmative.
He was told to come the following Monday
at live P. m. It happened that a young
woman called the same day, and after some
beating about the bush, declared she was
looking after a husband. She was request
ed to call again the next Monday at 5.30.
Everything caie on serenely Mondray af
ternoon. The two principals came to
time and were directed to an adjoining
room. They had not been there long be
fore sounds of some distrbance reached
the ears of those attendance lit the offlce,
and the woninn gave vent to a shriek. One
of the assistants . went to the door, and
found that matt.ers had( p)assedl beyond all
expectation. Thlle girl held the mani by
the hair--at least, she thotughit she did. An
effort to relieve hhnim of some surplus sca.lp
covering Insteadl of p)erforming the dlesired
object, dhrew a wig from his head, and-l*the
fellowv applearedh quite ai young man. Thie
woman screamued, ''My brother," and fell
to the floor in a fahrt. Thoi t.wo others
unitedh their efforts to resuscitate her,whichi
In a short time were so successful that she
arose, grasp)ed an chony ruler lying on the
(desk, andl struck the clerk a blo0w that lhe
wvill not soon forget. She then left the of
tfice for parts unknowvn. The . man in hIs
turn, abused the clerk like a pilckpocket,
andl cuidavoredI to strike hiim, but did not
meet with mnucli success, lie then depart
ed1, leaving the cler'k a mitdder,and p)ossib)ly
a wilser mian.
Tro eat wvhiile a bell Is tollIng for a fun
eral causes toothache, The crowing of a
h len indiceates seome app)roaching disaster.
WVhen a mouse gnaws a gown, some mis
fortune may be apprehended. lie who
hass teeth wide aaundler muist seek his for
tune In seome distant hand. Whoever finds
a four-leaf trefoll-shamnrock, should wear it
for goo(i luck. Beggars bread should be
given to children who are show in learning
to speak. if a chi less than twelve
months old lie brought into a cellar he be
conmes fearful. When children play sol
alors on the road 81(1 it forbodes the ap
proach,.of war. A child grows proud If suf
fered to look into a mirror while loss than
twelve nionths old. lie who proposes
moving linto a now house must send. be
forehand bread and a now broom. Who-.
ever sneezes at an early hour either
hears some news or receives somne presents
the same day. The first tooth cast by a
child'should be swallowed by the m1other to
insure apoew growth of teeth. Buttoning
'thie coat on awry, or drawing on a; stockIng
insidle out, causes matters to go wrong dur
ing the day. By beniding the head to the
hollow of the arm the initial letter of the
name of one's future spouse is represented.
Women who sow flax seed, during thepro
cess, t11 seome confounding lIe, otherwise
the yan will never bleafih white Whien
women are stuffing beds the mnenshould'ndt
remain in the house, otheotwise the feathers
will come through the tick. 'When a Stran
ger enters a room he should -be oblIged to
seat hImself, 'if'only for a momeont as h6
otherwise takes awaiy the -ehildren's sleep
with him. The: following' are om 9
death: A dog detatching on the' /W6K
hiowl.ng in a partieulafd manner iu owt
hooting Ihi tihe neighborhoqd of tlie house.
Domestic harmonyu ibe preservedwlien
wash day corhes, Isn'order to iiir '.fing
we'atiho, which Is itidiensabl,a telce.re
moniy is generally performed out o doo6.
-~Twelve mnllidn cant oft ce
Swere put up in/Blaithote ti1 u
consuming 400,000 buslelw 9f :l,
NEWS IN BRIEF.
-Wi. Ii. Vanderbilt employe 27,700
-'Tie tax on commercial travellers in
Texas ias already brought $44,000 to
the State treasury.
-Philadelphia pays over $80,000 a
day for oysters, and New York almost
$200,000 every twenty-four hours.
-There are in t,be United States
nearly 1,000 Universalist churches and
over 700 ministers.
-A cord of stone, three bushels lime,
and a cubic yard of sand will Jay.100
.cubic feet of wall.
-The yearly production of soap In
Fiance is estimated at 220 kllo3 (about
-Twelve years ago Texas shipped
only 75,000 bales of cotton. Last year
sihe shipped 1,000,000 bales.
-iius far In 1870 there have been
1,347,991 barrels of salt made in Bag
-Of the 185,000 miles of railroad
completed in the world in-1878, nearly
one half were in the United States.
-The population of Greece, 1,547,
894 in 1870, has now risen to 1,079,775.
In 1838 It was 850,000.
-In the silk factoriesof Italy 120,428
women are employed, besides 20,070 in
cotton, and 13,707 in tobacco factories.
-During the.past year no fewer than
300,000,000 acres of government land
have been takeni up or sold to settlers.
-According to the most recont cal
culations-those of Poterman-the po
pulation of the whole world is now
-The exportation of American cheese
has Increased during the last quarter
or a century from 1,000,000 to 00,000,000
-Ohio Iron mills have not been so
busy since 1873. Mills at Lancaster,
Portsmouth and Urbana have heavy
-The celebrated Kennedy cattle
ranche, Texas, on the Rio Grande, has
been purchased by an English coin
pany for $950,000.
--Quite a brisk demand for American
windmills has sprung up in the British
colonies, West India islands and South
-The bankrupteles in the "wholesale
trade" in Great Britain and Ireland
were 2,172 in 1877, 2,642 in 1878 and
1,533 In tile first half of 1870.
-Tie pork-packing at Chicago from
March 1st to date is 1,498,000 hogs,
against 1,518,000 for the corresponding
(late a year ago.
-The foreign and domeetle oyster
trade of this country exceeds $300,000,
000 annually, and we ship abroad
50,000,000,000 oysters every year.
-There are 800 men at work in the
CoatesvIlle4Pa.) iron mills. An in
crease of twerity cents a ton has just
been put en their wages.
-Mr. Jamys Gordon Bannet is re
ported to have boulit at the Munich
art exhibition Adain s "Cromwell" for
$3,000, and a canvas by F. A. Kaulbach
--One-fifth more aiding and flooring
is needed thau the number of square
feet of surface to be coyered, because of
the lap in the siding andi matching of
-Tie wages of laborers In Canada
range from forty cents to one dollar a
day, and some skilled mechanics are
working tor from eighty cents to one
dollar per day.
-Straw hats and bonnets to tihe value
of froiTs $15,000,000, to 20,000,000 are
manufaetured in New' En land every
year. Nearly all of this 'business is
confined to Massachusetts.
-West Virginia factorIes have star
ted up. So great is tile demand for
naIls at the Wheeling .mills, that they
have advanced the price fifteen ce.rits
-The Duke of Norfolk, thle richest
and most influential Roman Catholic
peer of England, is building a Rloman
Catholic church on blle Shefild estate
which will cost $00,000.
-On theo 81st 'of becember 1877,
there were 58,400 post-ofliuies in. Eu
rope, with 223,517 persons employed,
or one0 postal estab?ishment for every
-Charloi,ta Patti was born in 18'40;
Marie Sass, 1838; Adelina Patti, 1843;
Nilsson, 1847; Orolzctte, 1848; Marie
Roze, 1849; Judic, 1850; Hlellbron,
-Five thousand five hunidred and
eighty-four white and colore'd children
have been enrolledl in tihe Rtichmond
(Via.) schools; lack of. accommodation
made 11 necessary to reject 105T0.
-Th'ie Treasury Department has
placed $I5,000,000 in gold to the credit
of the Superintendent of the Assay of
fice in New York, to, be used in pay.
menCit t'orforeigni gold coin and bars.
U' $e lrtse ~ 9ap ples fro te *
1845, and they. brought1six and eight
dollars a barrel. That country no0W re
ceives 90,000 barrels ofa A merican ap
pies per year.
-During the past bight years wool
growing ini California hias inoreased
nearly 500 per cent,' and the territory
now has 760,000 'sheop, which will yield
the pretent year nearly 8,004,000 pounds
of wool. '
-Last September a cqzded was taken
'of the Japanese IsltindU. Tile total p'o
palation of the ernpire,Waf 84,388,404.
Of these, 1,080,771 dWell in~ -Yeddo, or,
as the inhabitants name 11, Tokio, in
206,900 houses, being abot 4.87 occu
pants 'for each house. "'
-The total sttenh e t the Freznch
army next year will 'be *908.800 moen.
Of tis number 407,796"W111 'belong to
the active army; 818,869k' with 2,850.
ofllce1s, to the resorte of' tid active ar
my, and 149,000, with'.4,800 Wftlcers, to *
the t.rritprlil Armny. (S
,They stlrcit r toms for
. 861 as' oOldot 1f iJl&.
the 0O*tt f