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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., DECEM1IBE 9, 1879.
THE ROSARY OF MY YEARS.
The dials of earth may show
The length, not the depth of years,
Few or many they come-few or many they go.
lut our Limo is beat moasured by tear,
Ak I not by the silvor gray
That creeps through the nunny hair,.
And not by the soones that we pass on our way
And not by the furrows the fingers of care
On the forehead and face havo made
Not so do wo count our years ;
Not by the sun of the earth-but the shade
Of out souls-aud the fall'of Viii tears.
For the young are ofttimos old.
Thou th their brow be br ight and fair;
While their blood beats warm their heart lies
O'er them the springtime-but wintor Is there.
And tie old are ofttimes young.
When their hair is thin and white
And they slog In age as in youth they sung,
And they laugh, for their oross was light.
But bead by bead I tell
The rosary of my years
From a oroas so a crown they load-'ts well I
And they are blessed with a blessing of teaks.
*etter a day of btrife'
Than a century of sleep ;
(live me, instead of a long s'ream of life.
The tempest and tears of the deep.
A tliousand, joys may fosm.
On tkhe billows of all the'yeais
But heer the foam brings the brave bark glomo:
It reaches the haven through tears.
The Poor Man's Temp'ation
Among the passengers abbard the ship
Petrel, bound from New York to San
Francisco, were ThomasWarron; his wife
and their six-year-old daughter, Flora.
Warreh had been unfortunate.
By careful saving from his income as a
- clerk in a dry-goods store he' had built a
little house one story and a half high and
there for four years, with his wife and child
he had lyad -happy and contented.
Then the firn employing him failed, le
looked about him perse' eringly for steady,
honest work of some klnd-not caring what
--but-eduld not obtain It.
One day a laborer who was obliged to be
absent from hib place of toll-a bank of
earth which was being removed-permItted
him to act as his substitute for ten iours.
Warren plied'the plbk and shovel nanfully
and received one dollar when his task was
done. ils health not being good, such
heatry.weyk md6 him Ill.. Ile could not
leave his bed for months. What little
mouey he had was all spent by that time.
- V He sold his house 'atid with some of the
proceeds took passage for San Fraicisco,
as stated, hopiig to there better, hli for-.
"Ban Francisco," said his wife Mary
thoughtfully when they were within twvo
days' sail of that port. "It iq the place
where papa went, years jgo, tb loolf for
Tom bMaistou A my p oor hrbtheo, who ran
away from Ii. xe. But as you know, Ton
was never found. We nevqr could learn
what became of hlim."
At that moment a terrible ory went
through the craft.
"Firel Fire! Firel"
'T4e,9aptaih ,and crew did all in their
power to save the vessel, but in vain.
Very soon the lurid flames, roaring and
hissing enveloped nearly every part of .the
Down went the boats and they wore
presently occupied by o.ew Adid passengers.
Warren had brought up from the cabin
a tin box, containing fahundred -dollars,
which renalned from the sale of his house.
With his Wife and ehild he got into one
f the boats.
"'Dhe petroleum!" yelled the first mate.
"Pull away livolyl--the ship's going to
'Phe boat in which.Warren sat was ten
fathoms from the shIp, when with a roar
like a bursting volcano, she flew to pieces,
her iery fragments shooting high in air.
The frightened passengers made a rush,
which capsized the boat. Warren's'box of
money sank to the bottom. He could
swim anid contrived to save his wife and
cld fromn drowning by holding them un..
til one of the other beats came and picked
up afl thoporsons who were in the water.
"My box!" groaned Warren.
"Oh my!" cried his wife turning deadly
pale and clasping her hands.
"It has gone to the bottom of the seal " ho
salt.wildly1 his $Ingers twitching nervously
in his agony.
"If I gotud) swim IPd dive and' got it!"
said litti4 Flora. "Never mind, papa, we
can O11 i.vfis' gold when wo. got to the
* * gold town."
And tigking a piece. of cake, from her
pookqt,;shetceommenced to eat It.
Warren bowed his head. .. He looked
white and limp and gasped for breath.
Then- the true spirit showed Itself on the
part of 'his wife.
Thkere is no describing how she consoled
hkn. She did it -with the stiange subtle
power of her sex.
He was still grief stricken, but somehow
the horror and dismay caused by his loss
were nearly gone.
Beofore night the passengers were pioked
up by a brig bound into the port of San
Francisco. And thus Warren and hds. llttle
te had ?'fewr doll ss hi hhl poqkt-boo ',
the outskirts of the town.
Hie set about looking for employment at
-~ ' once.
,To his sturpriso, it was as difilult hero to
obtain work asi~ oe York..
I ~:lajflr dayhe wbet- about on ipi hope
less roundas -4
H le oould flnd nothiing to do.
"Give me a piece of bread," said Flora,
one morning-"a piece of bread 'win' salt
~~N i t1$,a, olhtbing pd his
k~Jed ~'Sig hll 'one. and 'so .I can't
have bread 1wi' sugar, buit thero's plenty
of salt, and I llkehlat on bread" she ad
Sded, ciaping her hands. ..
A few days later it was arl worse.
O The last morsel of breaditad been eaten.
Ile hoped he might be lucky enough to
kill some bird or rabbit with a stone.
But bird and rabbit kept shy of him; he
failed to obtain either.
By this time he was faint, and his brain
reeled. lie felt strangely bewildercd.
All at once he heard a piteous voice. It
came from a rude hut a few feet distant.
There he discovered a (lying man-a
;wan, emaciated creature In patched gar
"Give me a little water!" he gasped.
Warren gave huiln water from a jug near
"Bave you no friend, no relative, that I
can go to and bring here?" Inquired Wur
"I do not think I have a relative living,"
gasped the man. "I was dying here alone
before you came. Will you do ine a favor?
Lift up those brioks In the fireplace and
bring me my keg."
Warren removing the bricks, which were
!oose, discovered a paint keg, and brought
itto the man.
It was filled to the brim with silver half
"I have been a miser," groaned the suf
ferer, "but you can see for yourself I have
notesaved much. Will you take this keg
Before he could finish he gave a shudder
and his eyes became glazed.
He was dead
Warren looked at him awhile; then his
.gaze Wandered to the keg of coins!
The whirling sensatilou was still In his
head. His mind seemed to have become
weak, le continued to stare at the silver
The man had owned he was a miser
probably he hadlo relative. In that case
there was no heir to the money.
How much good that amount would do
little Flora and his wifel They were iuuin -
His gaze was caught by a slip of paper
among the silver pieces.
He took It out and read It.:
"This keg of money to be taken to
Roger Barmont, merchant, No.
street, San itrancisco In case of my death."
Roger Barmonti Warren had seen the
name over the wholesale store of this
A few days before he had unsuccessfully
applied there for employment. 'I here
were probably about one hundred dollars in
To Barmont, the rich wholesale dealer,
this would be a mere trifle-to Warren it
would be food and shelter-perhaps life it
Why should this trifle go to the golden
hoards of the merchant whon Warren
needed It so much more?
The poor man glared at the eoins, he
looked at them long and wistfully.
Then at last, he flung his arms into the
air, as If to hurl the temptation from ljm.
To take that money would be to steal.
"My God! No!" he cried. "I cannot do
it! I feel ashamed of myself for even
thinking of such a ting! Jiad my brain
been right, I would not have thought of
It! liy mind Is strangely weakened."
le pickedt up the keg and took It straight
to Roger Barmont.
The merchant read It through his gold
"It's all right," he said quickly after
Warren had explained. "I am much
obliged to you. I will have the body de.
Warren looked around him, wistfully.
Stalwart men were moving hither and
thither handling bales, boxes and casks. A
legion of clerks were making their pens fly
over the paces of the ledgers.
There was one cask, half full of sugar,
outside, partly open. A drizzling rain was
falling, wetting this eugar.
"Would you not like to have that cask
moved Into the store?" he Inquired faintly.
Mr. Barnmont looked up.
"Oh! I believe I have* not rewvardled
you for bringing me tnese silver pieces," ho
Heo took a quarter from his pocket and
put It on the counter.
"No, thank you," said Warren; "but I
will take it fo.r moving thme cask, If you
*"Very well," said Barnmont more gently.
"Move It as soon as soon as you can."
Warren tugged at the heavy cask. It
was too much for his strength, In his pres-.
ent weakened com(ition.
But ho got It In the store. Then lie stag..
gered against It nearly fainting.
"A glass of wino, here," called Mr. Bar
One of the olerks brought It. It revived
the sufferer, alth-itgh he still look bewil
"What 'makes you so weak? Have you
been ill?" Inquired the merchanit.
The other's gaze, as If by a sort of fas-.
ciation, against which he vainly strug
gled, was fixed, with a greedy look, upon
a box of daiaged biscuit,' which one of the
men was about to throw Into a refuse cask!
Mr. Blarmont drew Warren to one side.
"What Is your name, and where do you
live?" lhe Inquired.
"Thomas Warren. I live at No..-- --
"Have you a family?"
"A wife and child. Would that Mary
Marston had never married a poor wretch
"Mary Marstonl Was that your wife's
name?" erleen Barmont starting.
" ad brother. What was his
'a mas M~ston. fiewent away years
ago, and has not- been hoard of since,"
"Your wife was In Bloyletoni, Massachu
sette-was she not?"
"Very good;.and so you did .not know
thlat the miser who just died wvas Tonm
Marston, her brothmerP'
"Good heaven! No!"
"It lsathe fact-he was. Here Is half a
dollar for moving the cask. I will call
upojlyou .to nlghst."
'W irn wen~t home with some provisions
bo i wit thehaltf dollar..
Tohis astonished wife he told his story.
lig long after,- the old muercbant, Mr.
.lHe made a few inquiries of Mrs. Warten'
whlch-fully satisfied hin of her identity
that she was really Mar Marston.
.He unlookel. aw Xhl, hea
bdoughlt li linh hn 'e c4th on.
teO-llity thousanhd dolldts lis crisp bank
"What does t ist' cried the b ldd
enough to supply 1118 few wants, lhe place(
In my keeping, for he was afraid of being
robbed. I kept all his money locked ui:
in my safe for hin.
With him he alwa.ys had a keg full ol
counterfelt half dollars so that in cast
robbers should steal from him, they wouh
obtain only those worthless coins. He hn
been away for many years, and must have
but just returned. Before lie went, he in
formed me that, in case of his death I
would send mothe keg of counterfeits, ms
lie would rather they should not be foun
about his premises. lie was afraid it
would make people think lie had been i
counterfeiter. After his death I was to ad
vertise for his sister. lie did not knowN
whet her she was living or not, but if I found
her, I was to giy'hier his money which I had
in charge. This was the request lie made t(
me, and which I promised to comply with,
It was also arranged, that, If I did not hea
from hin, or hear of his death within twen.
ty years aifter his departure, I was to koel
his money for my own use,. and not trou,
ble myself to make any Inquiries about hi
sister. I expostulated with him on thik
point, but lie had qIwiys bpen eccentric,
and lie would now have his own way. ieud
I not heard of his death to-day, by tomor,
row the twenty years would have expired,
and I should have kept my agreement by re
taming the money. I hope you will believt
me when I say that I am really glad -of th<
chance which has been afforded mie of giving
it to the rightful heir."
Whn he was gone Warren said to hh
"How fortunate I did not yield to th<
temptation to retain that keg of coins. iad
I donie so I would probably soon have boon
arresteed for passing counterfeit money, be
sides which you would never have heard of
your fortune or have received a penny o
"True," said Mary. "And oh! husband!'
she added, embracing him. "I woul
soioner have starved than have known thai
you kept those cons! I anw buro you
would iever have thought of doing it had
your mind not been weakened by care and
"I believe my brain was nearly tnrned
at the time," he answered.
A week after Warren went. into business
with some of his wife's money.
lie is now ono of the most thriving whole.
sale merchants in ban Francisco.
It is not generally known, that the beau.
tiful vases and other forms of iridesceni
glass, which have recently begun to adorr
the windows of our chinaware dealers, mark
the revival of one of the lost arts of old Ro
man days. Most of the old glass brought
to light from the buried cities of Pompeii
and IHerculaneum, from Roman tombs, and
more recently from the treasures of the
Cypriote cities or temples, possesses thifi
curious property of iridescence, by means
of which it reflects light with all the colors
of the rainbow. There has been some dis
pute as to whether this glass was iridescent
when made, or whether it acquired this
quality subsequently by some natural
agency. The more reasonable conclusion,
and the one adapted by Mr. Poligot, the
celebrated French chemist, Is that the glass
originally plain, became iridescent from
long exposure to the action of the air and
moisture at a high temperature, these con
ditions being admirably fulfilled In the old
Roman tombs, where most of the glass Is
found. All glass has a tendency to be
come iridescent under certain conditions;
but in some.kinds this tendency is more
strongly marked than in others. In glass
for optical Instruments a tendency ta be
come iridescent is a serious fault and differ
ent kinds of glass are combined to forni a
perfect colorless lens. Modern chemists
and glassmakcrs have long been trying t
discover the art of making glass iridescent
by some mere speedy means than that of
burying it In a damp soil for the benefit of
a thankless posterity. With all the pro
gress made in kindred branches of the art,
nothing of note wvas done in this direction
until two French chemists quite recently
suceed~ed in artinicially producing this
iridecscence. The process they make use
of is said to consist essentially in submitting
the glass, under a considerable pressure, and
at an elevated temperature, to the action of
water containing fifteen per~ cent, of hydro
chloric acid. Only certain kinds ot ghlas
are suitable for this operation. The action
of this acid is thought to be analogous to
that of theo elements upon the elder glass' in
dissolving the alkaline silicates and leaving
thme surface of the glass finely ridged or cor
rugated, and thus capable of refracting the
lights with prismatic or rainbow colors, like
those of mother-ok-pearl. The modern gloas
stands any amount of rubbing or oleaning
without losing its curious property ; but, it
the exposed surface be cut or ground off,
the iridescent effect is Instantly lost, show
Ing that its cause is merely superficial and
not structural, as Is the case with mother
of-pearl. The Bohemian glass, so far, seems
to be the favorite for embellishing with the
new iridescence. Bohemian glass will he
sist a munch greater heat than any other
kind, and is made in graceful shapes, and
is clear and transparent. At present the
leading Bihaemian factory is producing am
good deal of this iridescent glassware, prin
cipally for the European market, as the
Americian publIc is hardly yet acquainted
with this novel and beautiful, glassware.
One of the greatest charms of this new glass
is its infinite variety and freshness. Nc
t wo pieces are alike in color, and no plece
remains the same when placed in a new
position or regarded from a different point
of view. All show a greater or smaller
range of tihe spectrum, curve or bent, ac
cording to the shape of the glass; but while
some pieces flash with red and yellow, oth
era are tender, with a silvery blue or rich
gold gray, and still others exhibit all the
colors of the rainbow.
Don't believe every senseless rumor you
may hear respecting reputable citizens;
don't retail a calumny agInst any man un
less you have good foundation for bellowing
it true; don't bite off your own nose to spite
your face; don't let passion knock down
judgment and choke its life out; don't go
back en principle to gratify personal feeling;
don't betray the confidence of your friende;
don't give y'our friend the "dirty shake,'
as the boys say, because he don't look
thirough your setcles ; don't harbor ant.
nosiy agins pigborbedause his opin.
duetsop fsle. pl yours
Wlat. Nhould no theiLegal Staidard ol Ker
These are two widely prevalent errors in
regard to the use of kerosene. One Is that
kerosene explosions are always the result of
carelessness; the other, that the use of
kerosene is necessarily attended with more
danger than accompanies the use of animal
or vegetable oils; In other *oords that it is
impossible to make an illuminating oil from
poroleum which will not be more or less
rt :y under. ordinary household conditions.
But these errors are due to popular ignor
ance, with regard to the nature and proper
ties (if the mixture of petroleum products
properly denominated kerosene, aud the
conditions under which low grades or
adulterated kerosenes explode. Crude pe
troleum, from the complexity of its con
position, has been aptly compared to a
book; the products given off at successive
temperatures being the leaves, each show
Ing moro or less pronounced characteristics.
Its more volatile parts are given off at a
temperature as low as the freezing point of
water. At sumnet heat appears rhigoline
which boils at 65 deg. Fali.; at tempera
tures below 170 deg., gasoline is given
off; and between that and 800 (leg., the
produot Is called n ihtlia. The naplhtha die.
tilled at a temipe ture above 280 deg. is
distinguished as b saine. All these pro
duets are without . ly properties; are vola
tile at common t nperatures; take lire
readily; and when heir vapors are inxed
with from seven t nine times their vol
uiq of 4ir they Ia with qn explosion,
even when not con ed. Between 800 deg.
and 400 deg. keros no Is distilledi a mixture
of produets ranglu in character between
benzine and the vy paraine oils, too
thick for use in la According to Pro
feasor Chandler, 1 parts of crude petro
leuni yield by die llation, 1 1-2 parts of
gasoline, 10 of reflied naphtha, 4 of ben
zinc, 55 of kerosore, 17 1-2 of paraillne,
(lubricating) oil, 2 of paralne, and 10 of
Coke, gas, 1nd, od , 3enrine is worth
about half as mue is kerosene; naplitha
and parafine oil ab ut' one-third as much.
The temptation of iflners of petroleum Is
to mix their oils with the lighter and cheap
er naphtha, then bring up the product to
the appearanco of kirosene by an admixture
of parafine oil, als9 lower in price than
pure kerosene. It Is the naphtha, with its
low flashing point that causes all the mis
chief. The legal standard for kerosene in
New York and inaiy other States is 100
deg. fire test.; the United States Standard
Is 110 deg, In M1Iqhigan all oils are for
bIdden which flash it 140 (leg. or below.
Obviously if the laNO Is enforced in the last
named state, keroseie accidents are quite
impossible there. An effort is being made
in Boston to have the standard raised from
100 deg. to 110 .deg.; some insist that it
should be made as hi h as 185 deg. Pro
fessor Chandler, Pres 'ent of the Board of
Health of New York city, asserts that the
standard of 185 deg. should be adopted
everywhere; qi itaso theer would. be
an end of kerosonb explosions, provided, of
course, that law be rigidly enforced.
Should the standard be so raised the actual
cost of the oil, lie says would not be in
creased more than a cent or two a gallon.
A Typical Westorn Outlaw.
Barker, the Cherokee desperado, who
was hunted down and killed near Muskogee,
in the Indian territory, recently stood at
the head of the list of western outlaws.
le was of white skin, though his blood
was tainted and lie claimed Cherokee citi
zenship. He was six feet tall, straight as
an arrow and of stout frame. Twenty
eight years of crime (for his life was full
of it from the cradle) had stamped fiercely
upon his Indian features the marks of the
dare-devil who expected to die with his
boots on and with the whistle of bullets in
his ear. His first crime was that of whole
sale cattle stealing. So imperfect are the
laws of the Indian territory that Barker and
his men rode wvith free boois and boldly
for many years. TIriplet, a hal f-breed
Cherokee; Scogden, the Mexican, and
Mason, the Texan, were his lieutenants.
Men were waylaid, murdered and robbed
by themi time and again. It is said that
every citizen of the Cherokee country car
ried a special bullet in his pocket for Barker.
The culminating atrocity of the band camne
about on the morning of the 2d of August
last, when they galloped into the village of
Caneyvilie, Kansas, and in broad daylight
sacked the place, driving the resident,
men, women and children, like a ilock of
sheep, out into the woods. Two men who
resisted were shot through the heart. Not
long ago ten Cherokee and two white men
caught the outlaws in ambuscade. Scogden
and Mason escaped, the 12 rifles cracking
for' Barker's benefit. Barker fell and
offered resistance with the only limb that
was uninjured, the left leg. ils right leg
and both arms were broken and all three
limbs were amputated shortly before his
death. Triplet crawled off through a corn
field, but limping into the house of his
mother at Vmnita on the following day laid
at her feet and died.
Never eat very fast.
Never fill the mouth very full.
Never open your mouth when chewing.
Never make a noise with your mouth or
Never attempt to talk with the mouth
-Never heave the table with food in the
Never soil the table cloth if it is possible
to avoid ito. idraoswyohr
It Is easy t idraoswyohr
should be patient.
Never carry away fruit or confectionary
from the table.
Never explain at the table why certain
foods do not agree with you.
Never encourage a dog or a cat to play
with you at the table.
Never introduce disgusting or unpleasant
topics for conversation.
Never pick your teeth or put your hand
In your nmouth while eating.
Ntover cut bread; always break it, spread
ing with butter each piece as you eat It.
Never come to the table in your shirt
sleeves, with dirty hands or disshieveled
Never express a choice for any particular
pprt of a dish, uiles. requiested to do ec.
Never hesitate to take the last piece of
breasd or the last cake; there are p'obably
Never, call loudly for i@e wpiter, nor at:
tries attention t9 *olurelf b,~ boisterous
e koE old oe ip your tb~ hile
If you are a married man and don't know
chess never learn it. The reason I give you
this advice is because up to three evenings
ago such a thing as a chess board was never
known in Mr. Grattan's kouse. Ile and his
aged partner have managed to pass the long
evenings very pleasantly, and he supposed
they were happy enough together until a
friend paid them a flying visit, and asserted
that the game of cfhes served to quicken the
perceptive faculties, enlarge the mind, and
render the brain more active. After giving
the subject due thought Mr. Grattan walked
down town and purchased a chess board,
and when evening came he surprised his
good wife by saying:
"Well, Martha, we'll haveagame ortwo.
I expect to beat you ill to flinders, but you
"Of course not ; and if I beat you, why
you won't care," she replied.
They sat down and he claiuled the first
move. She at once objected, but when he
began to grow red in the face she yielded
and he led off. At the fourth inove she
took a man, chuckling as she raked him.
"I don't see anything to gril at," ho
ppverod, as Ite moved.
"'ere, you can't move that way IP sh'
"I can't, el ? Perhaps I never )laye
chess before you were born."
She saw a chance to fork two inca, and
gave in the point, but as she mnovel it
''1old oni !I'e gonhluioted 'ot to move
She gave in again, but when he took a
man she had overlooked her nose grew red
and she cried out:
"I didn't mean to move there!"
"Cimn't help that, Martha."
In about two minutes he shoved a pawn
three squares, and went inito the royal row
"Queen him ! (tueenm him! I've got im
"'One would think by your childiahi ae
tions that you never played a game before, "
he growled out.
"II know enough to beat you I"
"You (10, eh ? Some folks are awful
"And sonic folks ain't," she snapped, as
she captured another man.
"What in thunder are you moving that
"A rook can move any way."
"No it oan't I"
"Yes it can !"
"Don't talk back to meo, Martha Grattanu
I was playing chess when you were in your
"II don't care ! I can capture a muan
whichever way you move I"
Ile looked down on the board, saw that
such was the case, and roared out:
"You moved twice to imy once P'
"I haven't. I"
'I'll take amy a' I you have I I can't play
against' any such blacklegpractices I"
"Who's a blackleg I You are not only
cheating, but tried to lie out of it I"
Board and men fell between them. le
could get on his hat quicker than she could
find her bonnet, and that was the reason
why he got out of the house first.
Caught in a Swampli.
About a fortnight ago a widow named
Avery, about forty-five years old, left her
home, near Salem, Wayne county, Penn.,
to visit a brother, living near the Lack
awaxen river, in Pike county, Penn. She
was making the trip on foot. While pass
ing through a dense piece of woods in the
western part of Lackawaxen township, it
being after dark, she lost her way and
wandered into Tnkwig swamp, a short way
to the right of the public highway, where
she became fastened in the mire. When
she found that she could not extricate her
self, she called lustily for help, but as no
one lived within some distance her cries
were not heard. 1Her struggling to free
herself caused her to sink deeper and (deeper
in the mire in which she was caught. In
this position she remained for eight days,
with no food except bark from the bushes
which grew within her reach. Trho water
she drank she dipped from the bog with her
hands. Mrs. Avery's brother, whom she
was on her way to see, was not aware of
his sister's intended visit, and no search was
made for the missing woman. A man nam
ed Basden, residing in Lackawvaxen town..
ship, happened to pass through Tlinkwig
swamp a few days ago. lie was returning
from Rowland's, a few miles (distant, to isa
ionme in the western part of Lackawaxen
township, and carried his gun in thme hope
of killhng some game. As he was passing
along the edge of the swamp lie heard a
peculiar moaning noise. lie at first thought
it was the moaning of cattle that might be
grazing in the woods. Hie paid no further
attention, and passed on. Soon the same
noise was heard again, this time mocre dis
tinctly. Hie followed in thme direction of
the noise, and was soon in the very heart of
the swamp. Hie stopped again to listen
further, when, looking to lisa right lie saw
an object moving, which lie found to be
Mrs. Avery, struggling between life and
death, lie attempted to extricate her, but
failed, and was obliged to walk some dils
Lance for help. After giving notice to the
nearest neighbors lie returned, accompanied
by a number of mecn with a wagon. They
finally succeeded in extricating the woman,
and she was driven to a neighboring house,
and medial assistancesaummuoned. Although
Mrs. Avery isyct very weak from the ter
rible ordeal thought which she passed, she
will recover. When questioned concerning
her feelings while Imprfhoned in the mire,
sne replied that they were beyond descrip
tion. She had, on the seventh day, given
up all hope of being rescued alive, but on
tihe morning of the eighth day she had a
presentiment that help would reach her.
Mrs. Avery's mind is somewhat impaired
by tl-e terrible struggle between life and
Terriblo Experience of a Woman.
About two weeks ago a widow named
Avery, about 45 years old, loft her home
near Salem, Wayne couaty, Pa., to visit a
brother, living near the Lackawaxen river,
in Pike county Pa. She was inaking the
trip on foot. Wile passing through a dense
piece of weeds in the western part of Lack
awaxen township, It being after dark, she
lost her w#ay and wandered into Tinkwig
Swa , a short way to the H'ghmt of the pub
lie h$pa where she becamne fastenmed in
the ire. Whon she fouid th~ she could
not 'extricate-herself she l.l4 qig for
hep aas no on0I60.11~ins e: die.
anb. hr cie wefo no q i.htm
glingtorkpefca e hro~lk
for eight days, with no food except bark
from the bushes which grow within her
reach. The water which she drank she
dipped from the bog with her hands. Afro.
Avery's brother, whom she was on her way
to see, was not aware of his sister's intend
ed visit, and no search was mate for the
missing woman. A man named Basden '
residing i Lackawaxen township, happen
ed to pass through Tinkwig Swamp a few
days ago. lie was returning from low
land's, a few miles distant, to his home iu
the western part of Lackawaxen township,
and earying his gun in the hope of killing
some game. As he wats passing along the
edge of the swamp he heard a peculiar
moaning noise. lie at first thought it was
the moaning of cattle that might be grazing
in the woods. Ile paid no further attention
and passed on. Soon the same noise was
heard again, this time more distinctly. Ie
followed in the dLrection of the noise, and
was soon in the very heart of the swamp.
Ile stopped agaii to listen further, when,
looking to his right he saw an object moving
which lie found to be Mrs. Avery, strug
gling between life amid death. le attempt
ed to extrioato her, but failed, and was
obliged to walk some distance for help.
After giving notice to the nearest neighbors
lie returned, accompanied by a nnmber of
men with a wagon. They finally succeeded
in extricating the woman, and she was
driven to a neighboring house, and uedioal
assistance summoned. Although Mrs
&very Jo yet very weak from the terrible
ordeal through which she passed, she will
recover. When quedtioned concerning her
feelings while Imprisoned i the mire, she
replied that they were beyond description.
She had, on the seventh day, given up all
hope of being reached alive, but on the
morning of the eighth (ay, she had a pre
sentnient that help wouldl reach her. Mrs.
Avery's mind is somewhat impaired by the
terrible sttaggle between life and death.
A Peuk of Trouble.
One of the lettur carriers who hIts a dis
trict hi the northern part of Detroit, was
bustling along Woodward avenue at his
best galt, when lie met a portly, motherl y
woniain, who halled him and asked:
'"lie you acqualuted all around town?"
"'Yes',1"was ls hurried reply.
"'You know where the City Ihall market
"Well, I'm in a peck of trouble. This
Morning I sent down by my old man after
tomatoes, onions, red pepper and caull
flower, to make chow-chow. lie sent us
everythilg but the onions, and I can't go
ahead until 1 get 'cm. Now you look sort
o' honest, and if you would only take 1lf
tcen cents and run down for the onlons, l'd
think it a great favor indeed."
''Why, ma'am, I couldn't think of it,"
"Couldn't do just that munh to oblige
a woman Iwho has always been kind te
"I'm n lntter-narrinr Ynen Rc., and---"
"I'll hold the sack while. you are gone,
Come, now, that's a good boy. Remember
to get the same white onions, and if there's
any change left over you can keep it."
le tried to convince lierhow utterly inpos
siblo it was, but as lie hurried on she called
''I never saw such a disobliging young
mani I don't believe you'd even bring
in my ice if I should promise you a fried t
How Uhineno Ladlen Dress'
Lady Alcock has given a reception at her
London home to the Ladies of the Chinese
embassy. Only one gentlemon was present.
This was the Chinese ambassador hilnsolf,
who appeared very magnificent in an over
dress of deep yellow brocade. Ills wife and
sister wore skirts of a red material, with
over-dresses and long hanging sleeves of
p~urlhish black brocade. Splendidly cm
broliered bctwveen the shoulders. Thme
sldeves of one was bordered with a broad
banid of magnolia satin, exquisitely em
broidered with white stocks aiid silver
leaves; the other had a band of pale mauve
satin embroidered with silver and gold.
The hair of both was drawn tightly back
and stiffened with p~omatumi lnte a curious
protuberance at the back, edged with beads
and tinsed ornaments. Ornamental pins
and red, violet andb yellow flowers were
worn also. A little child, the soni of the
ambassador's sister, wore an over-dress of -
the richest Sevfes blue brocade, iutermin
gled with some lighter stuff, the headdress
was on a foundation like a skull cap of
stone-colored felt, and was composed of
beads aind spangles.
Dross F'ilm on Sundays.
It would lessen the burdeni of many who
find it hard to mantaln their places in so
It would lessen the temptations which of
ten lead men to barter honor and honesty
If there were less style In dross at church,
people in moderate circumstances would be
more likely to attend.
Universal moderation in dress at church
would improve the worship by the renmovaf
of many wandering thoughts.
It would enable all classes of people to
attendi church better in unfavorable
It would lessen on the part of the rich
the temptation to vanity.
It would lessen on the part of the poor
the temptations to be envious and mali
It would save valuable time on the Lord's
It would relieve our means of a pressure,
and thus enable us to do more for good en
It is never too soon to go into the house
when a storm is rising. When the clouds
are fully charged with electricity they are
most dangerous, and this fluid Obeys a
subtle attraction which acts at groat dis
tances and in all direttions. A woman
told us.of a bolt that came dowft her moth
er's chimney from a rising loud when the
sun was slining overhead. N. P. Willis
writes of ayoung girl killed while p ~ng
undera tlegraph w re on thoe bro~ f
hill, -while she was hurrying home b4tr
storm. People shonld not boe foolird
about slttleg on porohee or bV pnwn
dews, whether the tor* -is br
Mild *howrs often alil .h~g
which falli withd a . ,
FOOD FOR TIIOUGHT.
Hie who wants little has always
Would yoll be strong conquer your
There Is no good in preaching to the
A man used to vielssitutde it not eas
Charity gives Itself rlu, but covet
ous hoards itself poor.
One smile for the living li worth a
dozen tears ror the dead.
As the body is purified by water, so
is the soul purifled by truth.
liutnan lire Is every where a state in
which must Is to t:e endured.
Far happier are they who always
know what they will do.
The best thing in the world Is to be
able to live above the world.
Everybody knows good counsel ex
Dept him that hath need of it.
Ite who can take advice is sometimes
mperlor to him who can give it
Divine vengeance comes with feet of
lead, but strikes with the hand of iron.
Life Is a oomedy to him who thinks,
and a tragedy to hhu who feels.
Surely half the world muss be blind,
they can see nothing unless it glitters.
A ian, when ie rises in the morning.
litte knows what he may ao before
All things are admired, either be
mause they are new or because they are
-litiman life is everywhkore a state
n which iuch is to be endured and
iltle to be onjoyrL1.
A little less money anti a little more
good character would improve hosts of
Our best lutentions, even when they
iave been most prudently formed, fill
>ften in their issue.
-T;e miles to heaven are few anti
iort and the glorious end wll come
Many a uanl has been dined out of
i6 religion, and his politics, and hils
Go yoir way and don't trouble about
.our neighbors. A mnan never peeps
hrough a keyhole without finding
omnettiig to vex him.
It is vastly batter to have little with
,ontentmient than riches with worry.
L'he ass that carries you Is worth Imiore
han tite horse that throws you.
Ituin is the only cure for ruin with
0ome1 people; there is n0othtng but the
-ecoll that comes of uisg race that will
ave a man of vautny and egotisin.
T.iere is an emanation from the heart
t genuitte hospitality which catnnot be
lescri bed, but is Imilediately felt, and
)uts the stranger at once at his ease.
There is no aellen of mnan in this life
vilub Is not the beginsing of so long a
ihain of consequenacea, as that no iu
nan providence 1s high enough to give
is a prospect to the end.
lie who learns and makes no 1se ot'
is learning is a boast of bit rden with
loud 'of books. Cunprehetieth the
iss whther lihe carrios ont his back a
ibrary or a bundle of faggots?
The Chinese, whomt it might be well
o disparago less and imitate more, seem
ltiost the only people among whom
earni ng and merit have the ascendenoy
td wealth is not the standard of osti
You meet in this world with false
nirth as of ten as with false gr.ivity;
lie grinning hypoerite Is not a more
inconton character than tie groaning
me, and front a full titind as from an
It were better to have no opinion of
iod at all than such ant opinion as is
aunworthy of Him ; f'or the one is unt
>ehiet and the other is contumely; and
oertainly suerstition ia the reproach
> the Deity.
Witty sayinigs are as easily lost'a
he pearls silppmtg ofl a broken string,
mns a word or kindness Is seldomn spok
n in vain, 1t is a seed wht eh, oven
vihon dropped biy chance, springs upJ as
Tlhe great moments of itfe are but
inents like the others. Your doom
5 spoken in a wordl or two. A sIngle
ok from te eyes, a mere pressure of
he hand may dleelde it, or of the lips,
htough they ear not speak.
All men and wvomen are verily, as
shakspeare lhes saId of them, merely
>layers, wvhen we see thoem upon the
tage of the world-that is, when they
re seeit any where except in the free
lomn andl unaffected intimacy of private
Wheni peop~le com.e to see us, we fool..
shaly prattle, lest we be inhospitable.
But things sald for conversation gre
hulk eggs. D~on't say things. What
rou are stands over you the while, and
tiunders so that I can't hoar what you
lay to the contrary,
Examinte your lives, weoigh your
notives, watch over your conduct, anid
rou will not take long to learn or dis
over enough to make you entertain
iharitablo opintions of others. IMe harshi
na youmr jud~gmtenlt of self; be tender in
tour judgment of others,
Marriage means r'entipciation as welt
is acceptance; it means giving as well
s receivinig; it means serving as -welt
is being serieti; it mneans patience as
yell as hope; It means submission a4
yell as being -submitted unto. ?#
neane, ie short, that the wedacing day
a the beginning, not the end.'
Lovers abstamn from enresses, ~n
taters f rom -insutlts, whilst . they si u 4i
me parlor with colflrouf.fr end5e
ould we codify the lairs thht ahduil.
'eign in-househods, anid 41Wb~b daly''
ransgr'eisaon annoys and niortifloes s
md degrades our honge~hold life,'p;
nust learn .to; adore eo* da ~ -i~~V~
'Accustom yearself to 4tj ,
y. Mental capIta, 1k ko ~
iesorthe any thing d~ '~J4i
ppliedr ahgidohien A~
log as stann lljli4**