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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, 8. C., NOVEMBIR1,17.VL 1.N.14
FADES THE DAYIGHT.
Fades the daylight, and the shadows
Slowly gather on the lawn ;
Now the night falls on tho meadows,
And the light of day is gone.
In the darkness which enfolds mo
Tender memories come once more
How each thought enehains and holdd me
Of the dear ones gone beforo.
Not in pain and not in sorrow
Think I of the loved ecos gone;
Every night has still a raorrow,
Darfness but precedes the dawn.
Were it not for heart-ties r.% on,
For the friends that come no more,
There would be ~no hope of heaven
In the bright forevermore.
So while shadows darken o'or me,
Sit I at the close of day ;
Loved, lost features are before me,
Faces, which have passed away;
Voicos which made happy laughter
Come again in tones of love;
Sweetly echoes follow after
Twilight angels bond above.
Is it daylight which is fading P
Light of day which now must fleo ?
It is but the happy shailug
Of a brighter day to be.
So when twilight dreams have found me,
Twilight voices All the air,
Loved, lost beings gather round me,
And their forms are passing fair.
Led. by Jealousy.
It was grand and gorgeous on the first
morning of spring. It Is not the tapping
of the woodpecker in the hollow beech, nor
yet the nuthatch humming at his breakfast,
that soft rap-a-tapatap one hears. It is
only Mr. Ernest Black, knocking out his
pipe aganst the garden seat.
Happy nai I to have such a charming
nook wherein to smoke his early pipe. 1His
comfortable mansion of Shrublands, a cosy
modern building, warm and roomy, with
glass houses clustered about it, and its con
venient offices at the rear, lies on the slope
above. In front.of him stretches a pleas
ant lawn, and he looks over upon a sweet
river valley, bounded by purple hills.
reaches of water showing In silver streaks
here and there. A warm, pleasant little
dingle encompasses the grounds, sheltering
the house from the north and east, and
sloping down toward the south, and here
the first breath of new-born spring is felt,
and the first green leaf of the year is seen
on the slender white birch, whose brown
catkins are dying for love of the earliest
blossoms of the season.
Ernest thought that it was very good to
be here, as he smoked his pipe on his gar
den seat. But everything comes to an end,
and by the time he had finished his pipe
and knocked out the ashes a cloud had
come over the sun, the air was chilled and
the beauty of the morn tarnished. It was
time, lie found, to start for his train. He
went into the house to say "good-by" to
his wife, for lie hear d the carriage wheels
grinding en the gravel as It caine round
from the stables to the door.
He seemed to be a happy fellow, too, in
his wife, who was a fair, pleasant-faced
woman, of charming figure and full spirits.
"I didn't know you were going away."
she said, a slight shade of vexation coming
over her face.
"Didn't I tell you?" said Ernest, "I n
tended to. I shall be home to dinner. I'm
only going to town to see the old masters.
They close this week."
"Ah I if you had told ine in time I
would have gone with you."
To say the truth, Ernest did not much
care for company when he was going to
look at pictures.
"Pity, ehi?" he said, carelessly putting
his hand wider her chin and giving her a
kiss., "Well, anc.ther day, perhaps, Tot
tio," -her name was Theresa, but her pet
name was Tottle,-"and then, perhaps, I
can go shopping with you."
"Why didn't you think of it before?"
"You should have told me you wvere
"Yes, it was stupid of me; 'however,
there's no help for it. I have only just
time to catch the train. Good-by."
And away lie wvent.
Theresa sat down once more to her book
of household expenses, but the totals ran
Into each other and the same row of figures
wouldn't come to the same amount twice
.running. It wasn't like Ernest, thought
she, not to ask her to go with him, HIe
had never gone off anywhere before with
*out asking her to accompany him if it were
Spracticable. His manner, too, was so cold.
"Whlat could be the reason of it?i
* She took up the newspaper to distract
*her mind. She -rarely looked at the daily
papers, but this morning slie felt uneansy,
and could not settle 'to anything. Sud
denly she sprang to her feet with a cry of
Shre had taken up the outside sheet of
the paper, and thereon she hdredaa
vertisement. t ret ldra na
"Constance toEns.To-day at Vic
toria, 12 noon."
That was the reason, then, that Ernest
had gone off to town so suddenly. Yes,
she knew it; bhie had been wronged an
dleceived ; could It be possible that such
treachory, such betrayal of all the ties of
fredhpand affection could be permitted
ealus ispsiton.Certainly Ernest had
givn hr n'case forjealousy hitherto, as
fras she kn6w, but she had always im
agined it possible that at some time or other
he would,' and niow it seemed to' her as
though her forebodings had been justified.
Constance Brown had been her earnest
friend, h fer ischool-fellow, her one dlear
dompanion, for whoni 'her affection 'could
never 1>e adimm ed., Ad .t)is friendsh.ip
had dotae urabat .1 for a whole tw'o
hgad*tr.e marrIage .to 'Ernest, during
hi hdbeen her chief' delighit to .en
ta gVonstance at her new hoe. Now
' * 'i1 theo begiannn, at any rate,
ap)1~ofObsta:ncp, pid used to think
I5~~Qr ~ bore. Anythidui was
~r%i~V~4e, han having his ife in
a e <n' buely. odestators , lie
~Ak Ooan to come and spend a~ few
Astin,wnt on;however, little aipa
ofenp inroe betwveen. the two
fends, o6n tarcq as -ot ani adaptiye
-natr,and fnder of b1~ume tha of
F' tdale Sh n
gether she grew in grace and favor vith
the husband, and declined ha equal measure
in the wife's esteem. She was too keen
witted herself not to perceive this, but the
Incradicable love of coquetry and mischief
that lurks in every female bosom forbade
her to change her tactics. The end of it
was a desperate quarrel between Constance
and Theresa, and Constance's hasty depar
ture from Shrublands in a rage. On her
vart, Theresa vowed that she would never
have that deceitful girl in her house again.
"All right," Ernest had said ; "if you
dton't care about it I don't."
But Theresa's jealousy, once aroused,was
not to be quieted by any such pretenses as
these. It was all very well for Ernest to
say so, but his saying so did not deceive
her. Having once thrown her influence
over Ernest, Cotistance, sha knew, wouh,
not be satisfied to resign her power so
easily. She didn't doubt but that Con
stance would in sone way or other contrive
some way to see him, and this morning's
vaper had given her a clew to the means
Very well, Theresa, too, would be at
Victoria at 12 noon.
''he carriage had Just returned from tak
ing Ernest to the station ; it should also
convey her to the next train for London.
She would have sufficient time to reach the
trysting place by noon.
Victoria Station, however, is rather a
wide, open place, not adapted for conceal
ment. How should she so disguise herself
that she might witness the meeting unob
served? Then she remembered that Aunt
Blake, who had been a widow for a couple
of years, had left behind her a widow's cap,
bonnet and veil, having the opportunity of
a visit to her niece to resume the ordinary
costune of womanhood.
Bonnets are not formidable things now
a-days; and heresa put her aunt's weeds,
with a black crape shawl, into a travelling
bag. She I)ut on a black dress with a
white shawl over it, and her usual travel
ling bonnet, that she might not give rise to
surmises at her sudden assumption of
mourning, and then started off.
The clock showed five minutes to twelve
when she arrivet at Victoria. She hurried
off to the ladies' waiting room, donned her
bonnet, cap, shawl and veil, and came oui
upon the platform a demure widow.
Sure enough, Ernest was there, walking
up and down. She gave a kind of guilty
start as he pas$ed her, and he looked rather
hard at the young widow with the nice
"So," she thought, "that is the way you
look at young women when I am not by."
The next turn that she took she started
as she saw approaching her from the op
posite side of the platform the very double
pf herself. Black dress, black crape shawl,
widow's cap, bonnet and everything! She
thought at the first moment that there was
a mirror opposite her, and that she saw her
own rellected image. But it was not so.
The lady throw up her veil and revealed
the features of Constance Brown. It was
only for a moment, and then she drew her
veil closely over her face, and making a
slight gesture, as it seemed, of caution, she
made her way to the booking office, went
up to a porter, and asked in a clear, loud
voice, when the train started for Brighton.
Theresa glided into the office by the op
posite door. The pretended widow was
waiting her turn at the tickct-lha'hi. With
the quickness of thought Thierei..& ran up
to the barrier. A genial-looking old man
was taking his ticket.
"Might I ask you, sir, to get me a ticket
"Most certainly, madam," said the old
She grasped the ticket and hurried oi to
the departure platform, giving as she went
the same signal with her hand that she had
seen her double make just before.
Yes, lie, had recognized the signal and
The train wvas just due to start, and she
hastily jumped hiito a first-class carriage.
A. gentleman jump)ed in after her.
"Faithless fellow," she thought.
"Constance," said a tremulous voice at
her side--"dearest Constance."
"You wretch I'' cried Theresa, suddenly
Bnt the effect was not wlfat she antici
pated. It was niot her husband at all ; It
was Captain Potter, late of the Plungers.
It Is nowv necessary to revert to the pro
ceedings of Mr. Black, to account for his
presencee on the scene.
Ernest had intendcd to take the iiews
paper up to, town witih himi, having -been
interested in an article ho had not time to
finish. But having, wvithi lis customary
carelessness, left it behind him, lie bought
ainothier at the station, and' then the adver
tisement caught his eye-'"Constance to
E1rnest." Yes, lie knew what it nieant.
Erniest Black and Ernest Potter had been
schoolfellowsa and cronies in early days;
but their friendship had long siince decayed.
Potter wvas a reckless spendthrift, who had
been obliged to leave the Plungers and sell
lisa conmmisslon, swamped with inu,umera
ble debts. He had been an old friend of
the Browns, too, and Constance had for
mierly been infatuated with him; but her
father, who was a very violenit, self-willed
old fellow, swore that she should never
marry such a scamp.
Constance had a nice little fortune of
her own, and she had just come of age, so
thiat If she perslsted in throwing herself
and hier fortune away, there was no help
for it. Still Ernest thought It was lisa duty
to stop it If lie could. He flattered himself
that lie had some influence over Constance;
and If lie couldn't put an end to the affair
altogether lie might.yet prevail upon her
to have all her money carefully tied up.
The advertisement meant an elopement,
Ernest thought-a clandestine marriage,
and the- sacrifide of a; girl's future to a
worthless scamp. . Ie would be there, too,
and save her-if he could.
At all events lie found himself on the
platform of Victoriastation~ at noon. Ah!
here was Captain Potter li e expected,
italking up'and down, evidentlyr expeeting
sonmebody. Eraest .didn't take any-note of
Idm; and Potte'r seehieti 'anxious on his
part to avoid any recognitiop. But there
was no C2onstaracd. - 'He- kept, however, a
sharp lookout on the captain, and, all of a
iudden, lie not[ced thit liis eyes)hIt, up, and,
burning quickly round, Eirheet eawyM lady
in deep mnourning pass into the -bookn
)fReCe. . i .
Potter now took up a position close by
the wicket that opened to the departure
platform,where the an stood who punched
oles in~ the tiOkets. Pfesently, lady in
black bruuhid *aiddly paet Eristfol.
lowed afwpaees6 ~ adebre,btipsolt it
w,as not B 3 ~~ Ne; theelady
fron& C9hitt omroe~ lt o'wn wife,
lie said, with a jealous pang that he laughed
at himself the next moment for feeling.
Whoever it was, sie juimped Into the car
riage, and the captain after her. The
guard whistled off the train, and Ernest
turnbd away thinking that he had been
rather a fool for his pains.
Then lie saw another young widow gaz
hig eagerly about her and running here and
there, evidently looking for some one she
couldn't find. At last, apparently over
coni with emotion or fatigue, she flutig
haself upon a bench and hastily threw up
her veil, revealing the lretty, agitated face
of -Constance Brown.
Ernest sprang toward her.
"Constance," lie whispered, "you here,
and In this disguise! what does it mean?"
Constance burst into tears, and sobbed
_put that she didn't know.
"I know," lie said severely; "you have
an agreement with that infantous Potter."
"Infamous, indeed," said Constance;
"and. lie has gone off with. somebody
At this moment a man in' livery ap
proached and touched his hat to Ernest.
It was his own coachman, an old and faith
ful servant who had been coachman to Er
"Beg your pardon, Mr. Ernest, for coni
Ing up here without leave, but have you
-seen the mistress, sir?"
"No. What (1o you mean ?"
"Well, sir, she drove to the station after
you left, sir, and she seemed so wild like
and unaccountable that 1 made bold to fol
low her, for fear she mihrht come to harm;
and I followed her here, sir, where she
changed her dress for widow's weeds, and
got Into the Brighton train, sir, with Cap
Ernest turned pale and fainted.
lie 1-ecovered himself with great effort.
"I Linow," lie cried. "I sent her to
Brighto!, anu have just seen her off. IIow
dare you follow your mistress, sir ?"
The ian turned away in blank dismay.
"Einest," said Constance, "we have both
"Stuff I" said Ernest; "it was a trick we
played you, that's all. We found out the
plot, and counterplotted to save you."
But still there was terrible doubt at his
heart. What could it all mean ?
"Come into the waiting room, Con
stance," lie cried, "and let us talk. Ai,
what misery I" he muttered to himself.
They turned into a waiting room, and
Ernest threw himself upon a seat, leaned
his arm upon the table, and groaned.
"What do you intend to do, Ernest?"
said Constance, clutching him by the arm.
"it is all very well to tell your servant such
stories. I admire you for it, Ernest; but
I know better. It is deliberately planied.
We are both deceived."
"It is impossible," said Ernest.
"How blind you are," said Constance.
"I always mistrusted Theresa; she was my
early friend, you remember, and I believe
that Potter used to come to our house on
purpose to see her, using me as a blind.
Oh, Ernest, what shall we do?"
"I shall call a special train and follow
then," said Ernest.
"Then I will go with you," cried Con
Ernest rose and staggered to the platfo.rm
"Ernest I " said a. decisive feminine voice
at his elbow.
He turned and beheld his wife and Cap
"uillo I" cried Potter, "Ernest, my boy,
how are you? Gad, I've got into a pretty
L.css with all this ambuscading; wrong
party after all, jolly row, pull the string,
stop the tram-Claphan Junction, guard
in an awful rage. Give us in into custody,
chI? Ha, ha I Here we are again, back
first train. I say, old fellow, I'll just
change widcws with you."
"Conic into the waiting-room," cried
Black, "and tll ie what it all means.
Potter, I consider you an unprincipled fel
low to inveigle thIs young lady into such a
trap). You know you only want to waste
her fortune as you've wasted your own."
Gently, old fellow," said Potter, "all a
mistake. My uncle died last week and left
me $3,000 a year."
"Then why do you make-off in this clan
destine way ?"
"It's all right, Black, I assure you. I've
got a special license in my pocket, parson
waitiing at Brightou. We're both of age,
"Then why all this disguise ?"
"Oh, that wvas my doing," sobbed Con
stance. "I was so dreadfully afriid of
"And how did you get the widow's
"F-from--your--Aunt Blake. it was
not very wicked, was it ?"
"I think," said Theresa, who had recov
ered her equanimity aiid her usual aspect
of proud serenity, "I think, Constance, you
had better come back to Shrublands with
me, and be married in a respectable,- order
And they settled that so it should be.
They all wvent back to Shrublands, and
Constance was married that next week, not
in the widow's weeds, but In full bridal
costume, with several bridesmaids.
"Ernest," said Theresa, affectionately,
when it was all over, "I'll never be jealous
again, but for all that, I'm glad that artful
minx is safely disposed ef. She shall never
enter my doors again, never."
Potter always speaks of his friend Black
withi affectionate- comnmiseratioq, and says
that the worst five minutes lie ever spent in
his life were passed in the Brighton express
in company with Mine. Theresa.
On one occasion, while journeying
through the White mountain region, Agas
uiz and his scientific companion, seated on
the top 'of a stage, 'irritated the driver by
repeatedly calling 'upon him to stop when
they noticed anything Botanically fascina
ting on the road, and Jumping down from
their seats in ordor to obtain it. Prof. Fci
ton who was with them, kept his Beat dur
ing the whole ride, and told the driver in
explanation of their conduct that they- were
naturalists. On the iiext day, when the
coachman had another load of passengemrs,
lhe narrated to these near him on the box
the stranger freake of his yesterday's com
panions. "Their keeper," he added, "call
ed thenm natorals; and certainly they be
haved themselves as sich.
--America has 10 exhibits at:the
yde xiigg hc was opened
--The f oole' pnifl In t'etas is.
StNei flg. de~t ear he prod
The Olancellorm and hi DoW in Vienna.
"My dogl Where is my dog?" weir
Prince Bismarok's first words on alightiig,
oil the platform of tho Westbahn Hallway
Station one night., ani sure enough, there
he was,. he sleek Ai nped wio so - sorl
ously imperilled the eious oxistece of
Prince Gortachakolf iring the C6n'gress.
With a bound Sultan 1who IaA" travelled
seeolid-clasis, was at h1 master's side, cov
ering him with boiste us manifestaitions of
canine affection, and I t taking the slight.
est notice of Count irassy am d Prince
Ileuss, who ) kept a resectful distance until
Sultan had 8atisICd hinself that the Priice
was none the worse for his Journey. The
meeting between Count Andrassy and his
ilistrious guest was a cordial one, and arm
in-arm they walked tAthe Court CarriagV,
a l)rivate brougham offtlie Hmperor', ' tha,
was waiting to take Prince Bismarck to the
hotel where he is staying.
Hardly were the tVvo statesein .sbated
and ready to start ore .lown went the will.
dow onl the near Rid. I and 118 .atoriall
voice cried out. "M h i hund 1 1,01.; .t,
meinl hund ?" If m' -thing hald befalin
that blessed dog whil Prince Bismarek's
at tention wa moimentWily turned to another
direction, it is my firnif belief that it would
have been all up With I tihe Austro-Geinian
alliance, and tile incensed Chaticellor would
have taken the next trhain back to Berlin.
Sultan is, however, au1 experienced travel
ler, and hias i. very good notion of how to
(ake care of himself. i a twinkling he was
out of ihe carriage door, and, assisttd by two
court flunkeye, lie sedately took his seat on
the rug at the feet of the two geiflemen in
side. Judge of tle stupefaiction of the
crowd assembled outsfle tile Hotel Imperial
on seeing the four-legged occupant of the
court brougham leap out with a bark, and,
contrary to all etiquetle, greet the nearpst
bystanders in a most unpleasantly demon
strativo style. I never saw such a ridieutl
ous sight,.in my life. People fied in ill di
rections, for Sultan lm a bad *ireputal ion.
IIe nearly upset the Congress by at unjusti
flable attack uplon the Itimsian Plenipoten
flary, and since then ip has maimied one of
the Berlin Foreign Oflice oflicials for life,
because lie sat down on the chair usually
occupied by Prince Biqmarek. The worst
of it is that lie is not (lie genutiie historibal
favorite of the Chancellor, but only at sipuri
ous imitation. Sultan-'the originail Sultan
-I learn was poisoned a coupil of years
ago, and nothing can shake Prince Bis
iarck's conviction that it was two Social
Democrats who did it. This is 1no hanter
of inille, but a well-aut henticated fact known
to every Berliner. It is, doubtless, to )re
serve Sultan the second from a similar faite
that six Berlin detectives arrived last night,
and, together with (he police of Vienna,
have taken unwonted measnures of precau
tion in the neighborhood of tile Hotel Im
perial. They were certainly n3t wanted
for the safety of Prince Bismarck, who runs
no risk whatever.
*.>pt er n.
A recent' visitor to Mount Vernon, the
home and last resti,g )1tacc of George Wash
ington, thus notes (is impressions:
Above the trees peep) the little red cupola,
mid as the boat makes the wide sweep ren
dered necessary by-the shallow water in the
immediate front in order to reach the pier
below, we catch transient views of the col
umns of the portico that rtun the entire
length of the mansion. Owing to the dense
foliage these pirtial glimpses arme all the
passing traveler sees of tile "sacred fabric."
The display of a little of G. W.'s talent for
hatcheting on these umbrageous branches
would effect a decided improvement in tile
view from the river. From the pier it
which the boat lands a well kept carriage
way leads i) i ravine directly to tlic tomb.
To the right of the road, in mucky spot
in the bed of the ravine, staimil a cluimp of
weeping willows, wvhichl a guide-board ini
forms y'ou were propogatedl from cuttings
fronm the tree that shadowed Napoleon's
grave at St. IIelena. Thits is a favorite
preying ground(s f6r the relic-hunt ig pirates,
and were it not, for the close watch kept
over the trees, they would-soon hbo('leanedl
out, root andl branch. By thle way', one of
the main objects of the Associaioni . is to
protect tile grounds a11( nd ansion fromi these
vulgar vandI(als, whlo would, if not closely
watched, soon1 make a desert of the place.
Tile tomb is a p)laini, weather-beaten red
structure, bulilt into the side of the hill1 at
the head of tihe ravine, wvithi front toward
the river. An iron grating extends almost
the entire length of the front, thrnotugh the
bars of which visitors can viewv thle marble
saircophiagi cent ainining the remainas of
George and1( Martha Washington. Both
rest pr0ho on the stone floor, that of George
on the righlt, with Afartha's on (lie opposite
side of the enltranice. George has1 a spread
eagle above his b)reast, while AMarthla rests
beneath a plain slab, whose onily decoration
are the carved letters of 11cr honored name.
In the (lark vaults beyond rests tihe remains
of a number of the Washington family, and
in tile front and on time right of the tomb
arc monuments conmiorative of tIle
earthly honors and heavenly virtues of thlese.
None but tile sentintental linger long at thae
unimpressive mausoletun, and as thle amatter
of-fact are generally greatly in tihe majority,
the tomb is soon deserted for the lunchl
tables, a numnber of 'which hlavo bcceg-placd
by the sensible officers of thle Associationt
in shIady spots, for the convenience of pie
nicers who carry a commuissionlary depart
ment, whmile for the imp)rovidenat a refresh
menlt stand, where creature comforts can
be hlad at reasonable rates, is provided.
Lunchm over, thle inspection of tIhe mnansion
begins. First in order is a peep at tIle
room~y kitchen, with' its lhugo fire-place ~and
giant crane, both of whmichi excite the awe
and admirationt of' the fenmles of our flock
to a greater extent thain did the cofilis con..
tainling the remains of those who consunmed
the food hero prepared.
Th'len comes a range through the library,
with its large book-oases and seventeen
closets, includinug a secret one above the
mantel-piece, in whlichi the silver was secre
ted before the dlays of hurglar-prpof safes;
thle every..day dinIing-room, wi4ire th&kamily
took their meals when not infflcted withl
visitors of highi degree, for whiomi a more
sumptuous apartmtent at thle other end of
the building was reserved, through the
centre hall1, where the bracets for wash-.
lugton's field glass are pointed out, and,
thle lante,rn-like box in whlichl Is suspenldd
the famous key of the lastile, presented
by La Fayette, ls soen. Washilngton's OWnl
hatids; we ttg told, placed thm' key on the
hook about 'elghty yeats ago, and it has
never since boon distutbed. ' On the otheoz
side of- the hiali,we a through a i'o,m
coniihing W larged iAss ilhow-edad, fit4
with the TWId Pof"~ gthiMt mom d,~
(MlngIy r00mb1di W1 thu wigee
tile promiscuous collectioiis one sees in f
The state dining.rooms in which th(
magnates who visited Washington in hik
retlireiit, were right royally entertahied
in the good old anti-Murphy days of wiic
putich an( strong wines, is the most pretet.
tious apartiment in the house. The chilef
decoration is atn ChboratCly Carved mantel.
piece, the gift of ait ardent Italian admirer
of tie Generai's.
'radition says the vessel conveying tih
work of tit- was captured by Frentch pirales,
who upon learning that it wasH destined for
the decoration of the hoimle of Washinl"ton,
spared the ship aitd sent her on her way re.
joicing. This mantel is now surrounded
by a wire screen to protect it against the
SaICrilegiots han(s of the relic kIHIters, who,
Jqsp considerate than the pirates, did not
hopitate to disfiguro it by chipping off pieces
of the precious marble. An ancient harp
sicliord, presented by the General to his
t.1co, Nelly .Cust-is, occupies a corner of
thi.room,.but is iever nowadays opened iII
tihe presence of visitors, for fear of mutila
tion by these beasts of pey. Before this
rule .ws adopted a number of the keys had
been,abstraeted,by,the cunnin; and audac
ity pf these crazy creatures. A chair that
came over itn the Mayflower, presented to
Washingtotn by a New Enghlid admirer,
is one of the curiosities of this room. It is
estimate(d by the Secretary of the Associa
tion that upwards of one hundred thou1sa1d
American gable entids have pressed its seat
since that of Washington rendered it for
ever atred. Passing upl) the rather narrow
stairway to tile secoId floor, we are con
fronted on IIthe first landing, by. ' old
fashiloned, upright Dtuteh clock, which
t'ls t silent. wit,ness to tile thieving aulda
cit3 of tile relic-lti.ter. One of tie tribe
a few years since wrenched tile gilt~ eagle
froi its pedestal on'top of the clock, con
ccaled it uIder his coat, anl disal)peared
before tite loss was discovered.
After a glance at Nelly Custis' room ani
an inspection of the old-fashioned furniture
used by that damsel, a runi through another
range of rooia, till containing some sort of
relic, including a highly sacred bed quilt
made out of pieces of Mrs. W.'s old gowns,
brings us to the room in which Washington
died. Here is the bcd on withih he drew
his last breath, the little old-fashioned ined
icine statd that stood by his bedside during
his last sickness, and nunerous other relies
of more or less interest.
October's Evienutui Hitory.
Tle Viihe Month as our Suxon forefathers
poetically called October, iniutbers a1mong
its Coutless tUaniversariCs several of so
much importance--lncluding at least three
of the wbrki's decisive battles---as fairly to
entitle it to the foremost place in historical
association tnmong the months of the year.
On the Ist. hegan the fatal Afghan war of
1838, which ended inl January, 1842, with
tile most signal disaster that ever befell the
British arms. It was also the blirtlday of
Lord Bolingbroke, the most brilliant and
heartless of all Queen Anne's statesman
authors. On the 2d died the great Arago,
one of the ablest scientists and most single
hearted politicians of modern times. Ont
the 5th occurred Bonaparte's sanguinary
repulse of the Parisian "Sections," itt 17114,
the last act of the Revolution and the first
of his own wonderful career. The 7th, by
a strange coincidence, witnessed General
Burgoyne's surrender at Stratoga-the turn
Ing point of the War of Independence-and
the death of his son, Sir John Burgoyne,
tie famous military engineer of tle Crimean
wtar. The Chica,go fire has hmmortalized
the 8thk and Oth, Arnold's naval action ott
Lake Champlain the 11 Ith. Upon the 12th
Columbus first saw the shores of the Now
World. The 14th has the three-fold re
nown of William the Conqueror's victory
at Hastings, Frederick the Great's defeat at
Hlochkirchl by Marshal Daunt,and Napoleott's
decisive overthtrowv of theo Prussianis at,
Jona. Mukhtar Pashta's crowning dlefett
in Armenia (1877) amarks thte 15th. On the
16th1 Unarper's Ferry was seized by3 "Ossa
watomile" Brown, who was wounided and(
tmade p)risonter Ott tile followintg mnorning by
thte Virginia Militia. ''Te first, botmbtard
mct, of Sebastopol took pla8ce otn the 17tht,
ats aulso Austriat's expl)Ision from Italy
(1797) by the Ctampo Formlo trceaty. 'Te
1 8th saiw theo close of thth iree days' b)attlc
of Loipsic, aind thte repullse of Welilington
before urgos. 1'Te fatal tetreat fromt
Moscow began on thte 19th, tile atnniversaty
of Yorktown. T'i'h 20th wittnessed Mack's
sutrrcender at Uhn, it 1805. Balakiava was
fought ont the 25th, and( Metz, sutrrend(eredI
by Marshal Bazaine on the 27th. To this
lotng lIst nmust still be0 a(dded Turkey's decla
ration of war agtdit, Russia itn 1853, the
Anglo-Frenchl capture of Pekin In 1800,
Bisnmark's smtumatry dissoltioni of the
Prusian Chaumber of D)eputties, and thte
birth of Edward VI. of Engltand, Jonathatn
Edwards, Marshtal ISaixe, tite French 'Tor
rorist Danton, and( Sir Colin Caumpbuell, af
terwardl Lotrd Clyde.
FEy Olasseos In tthe FrencLh A rmy.
'rThe hostility witht wichO thle 0o(1 schtool of
military men in Fr'ance regard time Repubtl
lie and all its works will not be lessened by
a circutlar recently Issued by the Minmister of
War. Orders are now givetn thmat soldiers
in thte ranks shiall.bc allowed, wh1enm a sur..
geon hia testified to the necssity, to wear
spectacles. The officers whio obh?ined their
p)romotionI when the Emnpire boasted of peos
sessing time necatest and best, equtipped army
In Europe-a boast which wtas afterwards
found to be not incompatible witht defIciency
in more serviceable fighititng qualitIes-have
been1 scatndalzed beyond measutro by thmis
ordler. T[hey say thtat the Repumblicon ad
ministrationl Of thte army abuses thte maxim,
"Fa. Cat et ab hiosto docceri," and rushes
itmto tin unsecemly imlitation of tile German
military sysatem, even in its pettiest acci
dents. te Germans, It is well known,
htave never objected to the onlistnmetnt of
shtort-sighted soldiers whto could see well
enoitgh for ser'vice ;in theo field, withI thte aid
of glaspes. 'But time professional pedantry
of French officers cannot endttre to look
upon a soldier in thte ranks arrayed in pan
oply prtovlded by the optician. They htave
the'fear- of .the caricaturist too constantly
before.thleir eyes. According to a French
correspondent, who declares thtat 1he was a
witn. of the acet, an officer was seen tihe
oth,er ~hyto snatch the spectacles from thte
face g~in atmazed reservlsts of the line, and
to trample them publicly nnder foot, as a
soremn protest against the scandalous prac
tic. I i diilcltto elivethat tl ee
nment upholer of accepted militr usage
canl sutbmit to temai'iin tile ~yaor' thb
Lrecent cIrcular of thio Minister of 'ar.
4'-Sey4n more furnages are about to
be star,ed at HouId a a
A Terrible Experience.
Mr. Jacol) Pike, a wealthy farmer, lives
on what is known as the Barker farm, ten
miles north of Marietta, on the Ohio river.
11i8 house is a large brick structure, well
calculated to attract the attei.tion of tramps
and idlers. Yesterday afternoon Mr. Pike
and his wife came to thiis place, leaving
their daughter Mary at home alone, her two
brothers being at work in a distant field.
About three o'clock P. M., Miss Pike went
to the well for a bucket of water. The
well is under the roof of a side porch to the
house, and just as the young lady stepped
out of the door two tramps accosted her and
asked her for something to eat. She was
alarmed at the rough manner of the request,
but with great coolness told then she had
no time to walt on them. She then pro
ceeded to lower tile bicket into the well.
One of the men grasped the lady by the
arm, 11and In a threatening manner said they
would have something to cat or she would
suffer for it. Now thoroughly alarmed the
poor girl struggled to get free, but the
rascal said something to his confederate,
and each one grasping her by in arm and
hir dress below they crowded her through
the box of the well and down through the
opening into the darkness, and then tied
with all haste. In her extremity the victim
grasped the rope, and there being some
twenty-five feet yet on tile windhias, this
ran rapidly off, and with a sudden jerk left
her suspended twenty-five feet from the
top and thirty-fIve feet above the water.
The sudden jerk of the rope, while it
almost tore the girl'R arms off, probably
savedl her life, for by some strangs twist it
threw one or two coils otf the rope around
the girl's ankle, and this enabled her to re
lieve the terrible strain on her arms until
she could find a foothold in the wall. In
this terrible position the brave girl stood for
one hour and fifteen minutes, not daring to
cry out at first for fear her would-be mutr
derers would know that she wis still alive
and finish their hellish work. At last she
heard the joyful soids of tile barking of
her favorite (log as he accompanied her
brothers home from the field, and called
loudly for help. After some little delay a
rope was lowered with a loose knot, into
which Miss Pike willingly sank, and she
was drawn to the surface. The alarm was
innediately given, an<d parties were sent
in all directions lin pursuit, but with no suc
cess ill) to this evening, aithlough several
suspicious looking parties were arrested to
day and brought before the lady, but she
did not recognize any of them. Miss Pike
is sixteen years of age, a handsome, flueiy
developed little brunette, anIld is to-daly tile
wonder of thousands of visitors, who have
crowded in to see her and congratulate her
on her wonderful pluck and endurance.
She looks badly shaken ip, however, and
as sie wis relating the story to-day when
her eyes wandered to the well a shudder
ran through her whole frame. She says
that while in the well she coilld see tile
stars above her, as well as their reflection
in the water below ; but she never lost heart
a moment. Bie can only give a poor do
scription of the men who attacked her, and
thinks one was a tall person, with a sandy
moustache and a straw hat. Tihe whole
country is aroused, and it may yet result, in
a case of lynclh law.
Tihe mnan's name is Bombonnel, and his
specialty is panthers. Several pantlierS in
Africa fell under his sure aim, but with one'
of the'tribe, lie was near coming to grief
irretrievable. ' This is tile story that makes
iihn so famoft ill Parls, and oil account of
which peopl so run after him, that on the
Boulevard you may be obstructed by M.
Bombonnel a1s by a crowd of vehicles. The
panther requires to be shot at her first
spring, for, if not thoroughly disabled, she
flies at you at y'our first move. She 11as no0
organ of smell but her ear is so quick' thait
a1 pinl-drop) would startle 1her. On one occa
sion M. Bombomaiel fired at a magnificent
painth1er, and allot off herI two front paws.
Thle beast fell, and lay still, lie waited
thought her dlead; lie moved-she flew at
him11 in spite of hecr woulnds, andl, flinging
her whole weight upon01 hin, threw hhn11 to
the ground. lie was und1(er-thle animal
upp)1ermuost. Opening her huge maw, she
bent over hhn1) and took in is head. Tn
camne one bite, and( another bite, and( an
other, and( at each bite her fearful fangs
went thlroughl 111s flesh. Trho work of bit
lng, howecver, (did not seen easy, for tihefull
p)lay of the jawv was not left her ; and( her
victim, with great presence of miad, 8seized
hecr throat and( forced her to relax 11cr hold.
Having on1ce extricatedl hierself from this
p)erhhlus position, and bought the fiere
creature to a liberal wat of breathl, she wais
subsequently got rid of by the hunter's knife.
P'etleum as a itemedy for Consumption.
Thie scenes wvhichl are daily witnessed at.
tile oil wvorks at Point Breeze, to wleh
niumbers of consumptives resort in order to
inhale the vapor1s from the stills nd obtain
crudle oil for internal appliicationl; have
their counaterpart over in France A Gov
ernment report, recently puplished in thle
Bvictin (<te Therapeutique, narrates thlat
a refiner of pietroleum was prohibited by a
Prefect froml distributing petroleum in med
iclual doses. Bome of tihe sufferers appeal
ed, and thle Government ordered Dr.
Blache, a prominent medical 'practitioner,
to inistitut'e an investigation as to the utility
of petroleum in affections of thle chest.
Native petroleuml from Pennsylvania and
VirgInia was, experimlented with Dr.
Blache, in his report, stated that lhe found
that, in chronic brohcehitis with abundant
exp)ectoration, it rapidly diminished the
amnount of the seeretioni and the paroxysmns
of coughing ; while in simple bronehlitis
rapid amelioration was obtained, Its em
ploymnent in-phthiss was continued for too
short a time to warraot any opinion regard
ing its efficiency, beyond thlat it is diminish
ing the expeetoration, wlehl also lost it's
purulent character. Dr. Blacho says that
the petroheum ie popularly taken in dosesof
a teaspoonful before each meal, and that
after the first day any nazises whlich i6 ex
cites ini most persons disappear. -
--Bishop Tlwlgg says there shall' be
no more marriages after og~ P. M. in
the Pittsburg (..athedral.
-In the middle Week of August Eng
land has eMatctly l'l% hourtr of sun
-Tekas sold.one millilon bales of oqt,!
tbn last ear. Twelve fearq she,used
to el 7,9O~ble
-The first: gold mine in the United
States was discovered in South Caro
lina in 1790.
-In 1877 2800 machine-made doors
were sh.pped to England, last year
--The state of Ohio stand fotrth In
manufactures, the value of the annual
products being $270,000,000.
-An ice-Ianufacturing company of
Boston is turning out 12,000 pounds a
day. It is sold at $10 a ton.
-England's national dobt on April,,
1, 1879, was ?778,078,840, or ab6ut $3,
-There are 150,000 miles of iron road
in the world. of which more than half
are in the United States.
-From statistics prepared in Chica
go, the log crop of the NorthWest this
year will be about 6,000,000,000 ftet.
-Over 1,000 persons In Clark and.
Wayne counties, Miss., earn their liv
lug by the turpentine industry.
-The experimental cotton factory at
Atlanta, Ga., is getting along, with
orders ahead for 000,000 yards'of cloth.
-Many Lancaster county fAirmeri
have not provided sufficient storing ac
comodatlons for their tobacco and much
of it is spoiling.
-The British war steamer Mercury,
lately completed and tested, is said to
be the swiftest vessel in the world.
She makes 22 miles an hour.
-In 1880 the new organization'of tile
French army will attain its full devel
opient. The active army will consist
of 497,703 men.
-It Is estimated that bad weather
this season in Great Britain has iflic.
ted a loss of $200,000,000 upon the agri..
-A sum of over 57,000 francs has
been coUected to build a memorial'
chapel in honor of the Prince Imperial
-The largest sum ever paid' for a
horse in England was $72,000. given ;
for Doncaster by the Duke of West
-From 1873 to 1879 Inclusive. the
United States mints coined 370,641,340
pIeces of money, aggregating in valte
-Chicago packers have slaughtered
1,481,000 hogs since March 1 to date,
against 1,543,000 for the corresponding
period a year ago.
-It issaid that the entire population
of the world could be provided for in
the United States by allowing each
person one and a half acres of land.
-Three Exeter gentlemen recently
walked up Mt. Washington stepping
over the 13,578 sleepers.which are four
toon inches apart, on the cog railway.
-A careful political oconom lot close
ly calculates that women in this coun.
try might annually save $14,500,000 in
ribbons which the men might spend in
-During the past thre, years 182
American railroads, covering pearly
17,000 miles, and, represeiting an in
vested capital of $728.403,000, hae been
sold under foreclosure.
-Although the exodus to Europe
during the past aftmmer was verylarge,
it fell behind that of 1078 by nearly
4 000-tte respective numbers being.
about 16,000 and 20,000.
--The total vpluatlou of 'real aid poir
soial property in Vermont for this
year shows a decrease pf $11,185- as
compared with the valuation of last
-On the 31st of July 13,626'metres,
or in round numbers, about 7X miles,
of tile St. Gothard Tunnel through the
Alps had bee'n bored. The tu'nnel will'9
not be finished' this year,
-It is aninounced that .well~ haveA9
been bored upo'ui the lahds ~in South,4
Autstralia subjoct to drought, and10,0O00
gallons of good water a day >beon'ob.
-The annual rate of mnortality i
En giand and Wales was 22.26, from
1840 to 1850; 22.24 from 1850 to 1860
22.51 from 1860 to 1870 ; 21.64 from 187
-M. Thiors is said to have left no
writings, except the 2,000 pages Qf
notes which were to form his 'greMv
philiosophical work. These were d
posited with the Bank of. Englandii '
1ovember, 1870, and are still there,,
-Mr. Asa Payne, 'of -Scott count.
KCy., the sonm of General Payne, sof.t&&
War ol 1812, is said to be the oldest i."
lng graduate of West Point." He i$.0
years old, and was a member of the iI1t
-Two Indians from Hatapt4 ro
to serve as teachers for the 250Oubg1
Indian pupils whom Uaptai' ui
Pratt is collecting in the'Indian~ coari
try for. the new industrial, schoolb t
Carlisle, P& .
-Canadian high protectivetaifce
not seem to put money into thei~ g
ion purse. ' The revenue forth ti
of August,.- 1878, was $2,5484&
This year the receipts wero oR~y1
-Chicago is the great cae e'~
of the Western world. A i" io
21,000 per week, buit durih 4
the supplies were about 400 a~
between 28,000 and- 26,00
and they broke down thp uI
--The cotton year enCq 1
month of August. And h4u~j
of receipts 01 bales'is unpeeOt
large, the yield-' for te
5,07 81bales, agalaist 4AI,
for 178, .In 1gp59 theye
8,0 fo hi Chanceflor~s
fact 'that thQ, #ira.&Z9
Londoni has s aa'.o '
of the ftnedb ossIiI~~
used to. e0OoivO 4I
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