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Till-WE KLY~EDlTJoN ' WINNSBORO, S. C., DEUEi~L13ER 16, 1879. VOL 111.-NO i~
THE ALL. OF TH4 YEAR,
01 tI alos arf yellow,
The apples 'aro mellow,
'The corn is ripe in the ear;
The birds leave off nosting,
The earth ibeglas-resting,
Bccause 'tiq the oall 'o the -yar.
Tho crickets are calling,
The rod leaves are falling,
The dy of theol6Yr
wild beo is over,
I esauo ti the fall o' the year.
- Since Bummer is nittiln,
friend it is tlt
The heart shoal na ie'double cheer;.
S9 lot us go smilinr
With-lqvales orb g "g,
13. atiset st e 04l6"tb ' loear!.
How It Was Cleared Up.
It was nearly trse o'cloQk when Mr.
Gwinnett, who was hatrdly'ev6lkidn to
be in a hurry, bustled into the front office
with a check in his hand.
"Here Kendall," calling m6 from my
desk, "I must liae the money on this be
fore the bank closes and there isn't a mo
ment to lose."
I clapped on my hat and took the check
and was off.
The paying teller, as I entered the bank"
already had his thunb on the spring which
told up the small ash with its pane of
round glass which was accustomied to drop
ory day so exactly at the instant tile
aand of the bank clock pointed to three,
that one niglit have supposed the samo
machinery governed both.
"You're jast 'in time,, said the 'punctual
""And that'only aftersa shArp' ru dn
you," I answered.
The bad joke was either unnoticed or
treated with contempt. Tihe money was
counted out in' silence, the spring touched,
and the gash fell.
Within half a block I, ,uggrd. El
nathan Gancho, a follow-c er , hastening
to meet ie.
"M31r. G(innett was obliged to take the
first train to B- ," said EInathan, "and
coildn't wait your return. Another leaves
half an hour later, and lie wishes you to
follow-on that, with tltQ money."
"Where will he stop in B?'"
"Ohl I had nearly forgotten to tell you
that. At-at the - house."
A glance at my watch proved that I had
no time to spare. A. smart walk brought
me to the deoto' ,ileho-tl' train' started
a minute aftor I had taken 'my sead.
It was night when I stopped from the
tran . A*MnanWGI.U.an, UJIU
irade me turn quickly.
"Your name is Kendall?" said a sharp
visaged, keen-eyed man, In a mixed tone of
tiuestion and assertion.
"It is," I answerel
''George Kendall?" ?
I bowed stiffly. thlAking the stranger a
11 hold up his finger and a couplo of
"You must accompany these gentlemen
and myself," said the sharp-visaged man.
"May I ask vhy?" I returned.
"You shall learn Ili good time," replied
the other. "You might find it ombarass
Ing to receive the explanation here."
A hack was called, which all four of- us
entered without'further parley, which I saw
After a rapid drive of several minutes we
alighted before a building with a bright
light over the door.. The shal )-featured
man immodlately. oitered,' folldf od by the
two policemen and inyself.
* A man hii uniform, behInd a desk, took
down my name, age and such other partlc
'ulars, as 1 sepppoe, It Is usual to note on
such occasions. Noxt I was pmut through
a rigId search. Among other effects found
upon me was, of course, the roll of bills I
had drawn from the bank.
. "Perhaps'you can explain how you camne
by these,' rentarked the sharp-featured
"Certainly," I answered. "I drew thorn
from the -E3ank to-day, on my employ
er, Mi', Gwks:Vett's check with which lie
sent me to bank for that purpose."
"Isn't it a little singular," continued my
* questioner, "that 'after getting the money
instead of earrying It to Mr. G)whanett, you
took the next train to B-?"
."Not at. all," 'l replied,, quickly. "i
came with the money heo at Mir. Gwin
"How do yoin account, then, for his tel
egraphhsg 'a 'doecription of you far and
wide, and offering a reward for your ar
1 was thunglqratrel at ,the asnoundo-'
ment, and mgr uhh nifdst.on'fuslon da intor.J
preted ap'an additional evidence of guilt.
I was locked up over night at the station
house, and next day was taken back as a
prisoner to confront my employer and an
swer the ohargo of embozzlomient.
I had, as yet, atertaine' n'o suspidlon of
Elnathan Ganche. I felt sure he had fal
len into some mistake, not yet cleared up,
in communicating to me Mr. Gwlnnott's
message, and was cohfident. that Gancho's
testimony would put everything to right.
-Judge, of my surprise and iudIgnation
wvhen1 Oi thQvitnog atland, thie yla ln o:
nied h in4zg given *mtany h/stfuotlonig from
frin t re~e hiavit e n~after
I told my own story, but it was heard
with incredulity. The evidence oft he paye.
n lg teller, Mr. Gwinnoe and Eiitlidfi
Ganchie-overy word of it truoe except the
t(4 s up 5PJ O O~ 5i 1ot ly the
room for doubt, and I was fully committd
for trial, I was nd6 long. In divining Ei.
nathan Ganohe's motive. We hiad been
rival enmItors of Marthai Hale and my love
acoepted t46*6~~dl~'~a1 ( 614t9
secret piy d h .1 l .
-ils parfidy wassnow apparent. isi plan
was to fix upou~ n the- biand of a felon,
th'us rendering myjuniori'with Marthm'Ini.
possible, and opening tie way to a renewal
of his own hopes4 The tiefatons plt was
proaching trial, of the result of which
"I wonder at your staying here to wa
for it so patiently," said the jailer.
"It's hardly a matter of choice," I at
swered. . ,
,"Well, a strong, active young fello
lile yu ilght findlis way out, one woul
There was a curious twinkle in the cu
ning old eyes whict excitqd imy attention
If i but 'old amdfeeble'," )io continued
"Ivas to hinder you, -now for' instanc<
from binding me hand and foot, and aft(
changing clothes with m1e, taking tihes
keys and deoarting 't your leisure?"
"I'll do Lt" I cried, springing to m
feet; an innocent man owes no 'sibisiejo
to the law's injusticel"
"Come, don't get excited," whined th
jailer in a tone of mock alarm. "I'll no
drivo you to the use of forco, which
would be useless to resist."
And to see the cheerfulness with whil
he submitted to the substitution of his gar
ments f~p ruine, one would have supp)sei
it to I, boc6 a fi-lendly oxegange.
'WitI strips torn from my slie, I boun
the docile keeper hand and foot, placed hhi
in an easy posture on the bed, gaggvd hi
mouth comfortably, took his bunch of keys
locked hin i, pulled his hat over my ey<
an(d 60011 was a free man.
Beforo morning I was miles away, and a
the next seaport town shipped as a con
In a foreign land I began life anow, an
-li a few years succeeded In gaining a coi
petence. But of what value wasit, or eve
life itself, when not shared by her whosi
absence made till else worthless?
At times I was tompted to wlto ti
Martha. "But no." I said, doubtless sb
t9o believes me guilty, Ilow caii site d
otherwise in the face of the evidence an
m3'y own flight?"
One day I was mllet and recognized by a
old friend travelinj. dbroad. Instead c
shunning, lie met tie cordially.
"Why have you never returned to visi
your old home," ie asked, 'or at leas
communicated withl your friends?"
'A strange question," I replied. "Yo
cannot have fotgbtten the cruel suspicion.
"Surely you have heard how all that wa
"Cleared upl" I exclaimed with tha
tremor of the heart one experiences at
sudden gleam of hope which lie dreads t
seo extingisied the neixtnoinoent.
''Quito cleared up," replied my friend
"Einathan Gancho fell a victim to the epi
demic last stumner, and on his death-bed i
'And ,artha Ihale?."
"Is 1till 'singib and sf beauttful as ever
though a trifle inelancholy at times. He
friends say there is a certain person whos
The next steamer carried me home
where everybody bade me welcome, anlo
Martha not the least warmly. She ha
quite explaiped the mystery of tle jailor'
cohduct. I ehad lived s a domestic it
the family of Matthas fatlherwhen lie wa
a child, and was devotettly attached to her
Iow he and site plotted together anent im:
escape, It would be a breach of confidence t(
Various combination of ammonia an
borax have been suggested in Paris fa
rendering textile fabrics uninflammabk
Here is one, nplicable to all kinds c
goods: Sulphate of ammonia (pure),
kilos; carbonate of ammonia, 2.5 kilos
boracle acid, 8 kilos; borax (pure(, -1.7
starch, 7 kilos; water, 100 kilos. It i
simply necessary to steep the fabrics in
hot solution composed as above until the;
have become -thoroughtly impregnated
after which they are drained and dri
sutilelently to enable themn to be ironed c
pressed like starched goods. A seconi
composition to be used for thteatrical scene
ry (or the mounted but unpainted eaniva
to ho used for this purpose), and also wood
work, furniture, door and window framer
etc.., It is to be applied hot withi a brush lik
ordinary paint. It is composed of boraci
acid, 5 kilos; hiydrochilorate of ammoni
or sal ammonic, 15 kilos; potasuic fold
spar, 5 kilos; gelatineo, 1.5 Idles; size, 5
kilos; wrtoer, 100 k.dlos ; to which is adde
a sumlent qtiantity of a suitable calcareou
substance to give the composition snfficien
body or consistency. -Another composition
applicable to all kinds of paper, whethe
printed or not, including securities, books
etc., is 'formed of sulphuat'e of ammloni
(puro), 8 kilos; boracle acid, 3 kilos; be
rax, 17 kilos; water, 100 kilos. The sohi
tion is heated to 122' degrees Fahrenheit
If the paper be in sheets or printed,. it I
'shiipl4 linnjii-d li tljo soluiop, spread ou
to 'dry, and' aftbrwiud presaed to'reatore th
glaze destroyed by the moisture. Th
above composition insure a high degree o
incombustibility. The proportions of thi
several ingredIents nre given as example
only, and may bq varied as found necessar;
Leo's tn Truokee.
A shuito Is laid from the river's brink ui
the steep mountain to the railroad, an
while wve are telling it the monster logs ar
'' g, thtundering, tl,ying, leain tlivw
lt~c1eivhty. They, m~e witW thaee
rlunderot,,a seonowh rar
wArcof flirland smoke folow theom
fire struck by their friction with tihe shut
'ogsj They descend the 1,700 feet of th
shute ii fourteen seconds. In doing sa
they drop seven hundred feet perpendicu
a yr with a rdio oti ea. e'teard
'mile llistant. Logs fired from a canno
could scarcely *have greater velocity tha
they have at the foot of the shute. Trhel
average velocity is over one hundred fee
lah a secop throuighout~tlyqeodtire, afstajiot
gnd, .gtnstant they. leap from th
deep wate, has floated so as to be at rigi
bngles wIth the' path of the~ descondin
afo6isF6.t 'A huge log hurled from th
chute clos'ves -the air and alights on thm
floating og. You kno hwab.k
hok,butg des quicky past for 'a shot
distance then a crash like a reverberatlo
Uncle John o(n the Advent off Winite.1
t The Jast rose ot summer Ias faded and
gone. Fans and parasolM have beeni laid
away, and dusters have become an abomi
nation. The summer of 1879 has taken its
Y place on the shelf, and its joys and pleas
tires, along with. Its dust., perspiration and
heated nisery, noW exists only in memory.
No more summer night strolls in the
moonlight; no mgro delightful plunges In
the water; no more mosquito music, and no
moreilies in the butter.
Well, let it go. There Are sone pleassnt
features about suunmer,- but give me the
crisp and bracing air of wintcr-tho invig
oration which coinme from exercise in the
I never like the lanagQr and laziness that
seem1 to attach to warim weather. When
the ineicury is fooling around the 100 do
grees mark on the thermometer, people
secim to move and breathe as if they were
maintaining lire under protest. You rise
in the morning as if it was a great exertion
to get out of bed, and even the operation
of eating is performed as if it were a pen
alty inflicted for some kind of crime.
There is nothing like cold weather to stir
up a man's energy. It brightens the eye,
hastens the pace and stimulates the ambi
tion. Even the averoge tramp, on a sharp
and frosty moruing, enlivens his gait so
0 that you can see him move without taking
- sight by a telegraph pole.
' Winter is not looked forward too with
longing by the very poor; who dread the
n9bpssity of coal and: clothing; but for
tunately there are not many people in the
United 8tates, proportionately, who are
in danger of suffering from want. ' The
' "hard time" exist no longer. Business of
a all kbids is booming, and everybody'fecla
confident and happy because of the hus
picious outlook. All who are ready able
and, willing can get renumerative employ
ient, and hence nobody need quake whei
the whistle of winter Is heard.
Winter In the country is the jo'llest of
the seasons. Farmers don't have'the benefit
of the theatres and. kindred amusements
Ruch as we have In the city; but they have
glorious sleigh rides, joyous social gather
ings and many (accessories of pleasure that
a citysfolks never experience.
. City folks don't know what winter fun
t is, unless there has been a mightky change
since. I was a boy, some fifty years ago.
It 3 takes the blood in the old mnan's veins
juihp and thuhp even now to think of tho
sleigbing- parties we used to have in the
counti y. None of your starched affairs,
with a driver perched up on a box in front
and. tlhQ sleighers sitting liked starched
niummics in the seats. - None of your dress
parade sleigh-riding through streets, pass
r ing hundreds of other sleighers, all starch
ed and stiIY and conscious of being on ex
4oored-eno', mIo bumping onl a.i o
ments, no twenty-five dollars to pay to the
liveryman the next (lay for your alleged
Such is city sleigh-riding.
But the country variety,when I was a boy,
wasa very different thing.
The old two-horse sled, with the box full
ot clean straw. No seats, no starch, no
dress-parade. A dozen boys and girls squat
ted miscellaneously in the straw, with
enough buffalo robes to keel) the party
warnj. Tie whip cracks and away we go.
Over the country roads. through the spot
less snow, and nobody looking at us but
the man in the moon, who seems to roug
r ishly wink his left eye. Everyone Is talk
ging. Eyes sparkle like the moonbeams
in the snow, cheeks glow like carnation
roses, and happiness reigns supreme.
But the sleigh-ridos are not the only at
tractions of country life in the winter time.
* There are the singing-schools, the spelling
Pbees and social parties.
r Ah, yet', the sp)elling bees, how I used to
enjoy them I T1wo rows of boys and girls,
1 hard-spellhng words fired at them by the
r local school teacher, and the havoc made
I in thme ranks by misspelling!i Well I re
- member once wvhen all was spelled down
a but myself and Matilda Jane Tompkins.
- Matilda wmas a sweet little girl and I was
sweet on Matilda. We *were on opposite
3 sides, of course, and as the hard words
were given .f trembled for fear she would
i miles first. At last I spelled Cincinnati
- 'with twvo "'tt's," and thne look of pain she
) gave mec showed that she would rather
1 have mliseed herself. I saw Matilda Jane
s about a year ago. She hias grandchmildren
e lder than she and I were at the time of the
,spellIng-match, amnd she has got into the
r habit of wearing her teeth In a glass of
water at night.
F orm of Lightning.
SA flash of lightnihg Is a very large spark
.of electicity ; just the same thing that one
sees given by an electric machine in a lec
ture on natural philosophy, the only differ
f ence being that the best machioe will net
give a spark more than a yard long, while
some flashes of lightning have been estimated
to be several miles ini length. According to
their appearance, various names haves been
Igiven to these sparks in Lthe sky, thoeugh In
reality all the get'eral kinds are one and thne
eame thing. On a wmarm eumnfer evening,
2 ene of ten. sees the cloulds on the horizon lit
iup with brilliant glows of lightning unae
a comipanied by any sound of thunder. To
jthis appearance the name of heat .lightning
I has been given, andsthe warm weather is
.often assigned as its cause. In point of
.fact,'th'e heat lightning Is only that of a
thunder shower so fair off that, while the
ob'server can sce the flash, no sound of
thiunder-reaches him, and the Intervening
clouds veil and reflect the flash until it be
comes a glow Instead of the sharp streak
t wmually seen. Where the flash, starting from
m one point, branches out and divides into
several pat, it has redelved thme name of
r "forked lightning." This is usually seen
t1 when the discharge is near the observer.
,Sintle flashes bearing a zipzag oi- crinkled
e aspect are denominated "chain lightning,"
- probably from their resemblance to a chain
thrown' loosely Qfn the ground. Again,
a' when-severAl discharges .occur 'fre~m about
t~ tho~Samlepige at the same time, and are
; scr'eened by rata or clouds so'as to light up
the heavens with a broad, brIght glow, the
Stitl of "sheet lightning," isappled. T'here.
t' fiur comprise all the common orms. Thes6
8 '4, however, one rare manifestation, called
r I ball lightnihg." In this phenomenon, a
t hall gbcoball.' o~ ppargnt -fire rolls
a sowly ?ln f round, sahd after a~ time
e jaiddel es1oc, scattering' destruction
e||ru recerd dr u~tr
As a feeder the snake is mighty irregu
lar, and his appetite i8 always about four
times too large for his organs of digestion.
They have long since found tis1 out lat thei
P.hiladelphia "Zoo," and the superintend
ent Is just now in a dilonuna to know how
lie will be able'to find the proper food for
:thb seripent family under his c4re. Tlie
smiall species of land snakes feed on toads,
lizards, grasshoppers aid other members of
I-ie inect and reptile world, and t times it
is very dillicult to supply the d.:nand of
these Insatiate 'varmints. " The king and
calico snakes bel6ng to this same'class, but
if famine should occur these two species
are cannibalitically inclined, and would
weather the hard times by swalkwing each
other. In the big case In the snake house
are twenty-six bons, the largest of which Is
1 feet In length and 24 inches'in circum
ference. The business of the boa is sim
ply to load his stomach to repletion, and
then to tic himself up in a graceful knot
and doze calmly for sevoral weeks, while
.the spectators gaze on hm and speculate
on his easy job, and what they.'would do
were they to encounter him al in a juli
gle with nothing hut a Barlow nife as a
weapon ot defense. Though n ' particular
to a shade as to what their d shall lie,
yet your zoological boa is som ling of an
epicure in his way. Nature hI provided
him and other uembers of the cptile fan
ily with an accommodating heiad, the roof
of which in a manner lifts off pnd allows
the introduction of toothsome naorsel that
would crowd a quarter peck Ineasure to
hold. Up to the present time these mon
ster boas have been fed upon tabbits and
rats, and just now rabbits and fas aire be
coming searce. 1hey have been tempted
with sportive and innocent little.kittens,and
an occasional pUP has been placed at their
disposal, and at times spring chickens and
pigeons; but the boa cannot stomach a cat
has little appetite for the dog, and goes
squane back on the feathery tribe. Hence it
is that his diet is reduced right down to
rate, with now and then a rabbit to regu
late his liver. Every zoological garden
grows immense crops of rats, and rabbits
are popped Into the world in astonishing
numbers. But the appetites of the snakes
at the Zoo have been telling oil both fain
ilies, and the prospect is that shortly the
supply will have to be obtained from the
outside. Each of the twenty-six boas con
sumies from three to four a month, and in
the course of a year they - manage to con
suime about four tonsof these little animals.
Not long since a prairie dog was forced
into the cage, but the big snake only wink
ed at him and allowed hi1m the liberty of
the cage without molestation. Having
coiled its body about its little victim, and
squeezed the life out of it, the snake pro
ceeds to swallow it leisurely. I Iaving got
it back of its jaws, it coils up gracefully,
yrq8no a torpid state, and remains ob
old ladies who peep at x1ilsfu 1'il
from (lay to day.
Napoleon as a Murderer.
As men learn more of Napoleon, smaller
and smaller does lie grow. Perspective was
needed to bring out his real stature. Mle.
do Remusat's "Memoirs" promises to do
something to set the world right-especially
in regard to the murder of Due d'Enghein.
She relates that on the evening before it oc
curred she noticed that Josephine was un
nsually sad, and remarked it whilo driving
with her. The reason for it she learned, was
that Bonaparte had sent an officer to. the
frontier to arrest the duke, and that Joseph
inc's entreaties that the duke's life should
be spared had been in vain. Bonaparte had
answered: "Wonen must not Interfere in
such matters." On the following day at
dinaer Bonaparte remarked that Mine. do
icemusat looked very pae, and asked her
why she hlad not on rouge. "There are
two things," lie said, "which are becomning
to a woman, rouge and tcgrs." H~e seemed
in very goodl spirits and joked with his wvife
"with more freedom thlan propriety."
Next morning the news reached Josephine
thmat all was over with the duke. Hie had
behaved with great courage, and refuged to
hlave his eyes bandaged, only begging the
soldiers not to miss him. Gon. Hiullen,
who played the princip~al part in the arrest
and execution, was richly rewarded by Na
poleon, who, however, always mistrusted
him11 afterwvard, and once said: "is pres.
once disturbs mle; I do not like the recol
lections lhe awakens in me." On the day
after the execution Napoleon was silent
dluring dinner, but when tihe repast, was
over he said, as if answering hilmself, "At
any rate, they know now whlat I am capa
ble of, and It Is to be hoped that they will
leave me alonie." He spoke about various
French kings. "'Henry IV.," ho said,
was not a great man, for lie wvanted dligni
ty. A soverign must avoid being good na
tulred. It Is foolish to remind people that
one is a man like themselves. Alexander
the Great showed true political Instinct, In
tracinlg is descent from a god."
Sheo Knows 'Em.
Mrs. Duniway, of the New Northwest,
at a literary reunion at Balemn, Oregonl,
"toasted" thme gentlemen as follows: "God
bless 'em I Thley share our joys, they dou
ble our sorrow, theyrblo our expenlses,
they quadruple our cares, they excite our
mnagnaniminty, they incase our self respect,
theoy awake our enthusiasm, they arouse
our affections, they comntrol our pr operty
and out-manceuvre us in everything. This
would bo a dreary worldl without 'em. In
fact, I may say, without prospect of success
ful contradictIon, that withlout 'cm it would
not be much of a world anyhow. We love
'em, and the dear boings cfln't he~lp It; we
control 'cm and the precious fellows don't
know It. As husbands thley are always
conlvenienit, though not always on had;
as beaux they are by no 111an11 'matchless.'
They are most agreeable visItors; they are
handy at State fairs, and indispensablo at
oyster saloons. They arc splendid as es
corts for sonte ether fellow's wife or slsoen
and as friends they are better than women.
As our fathers they are inexpressly grand.
A man may tie a failure in business, a wreck
in constitution, not enough to bobst of as a
tbeauty, nothing as a wit, less than noting'
as a hleltor for ivoman's rights, and eyon
not very brilliantas amemnber of the press;y
but if he is our own father we overloek hia
shortcomings and .cover isa pecoadilloes -
With thd divine mantle of chlarity. 'Then,
as our. husbands, htow we hive to para.de
thlem as paragdlnu
wi ouAkers on th~e b61
defl te iOtur ot, se
The Art or stealug.
Although in Paris, and perhaps all over
the Continent, our country Is popularly
supposed to be the training school for the
ablest thieves; and the headquarters of the
pique poqucttes, there are evidences that
the French capital can produce in abuiidance
a hardly inferior article. Glancing at ran
dom over the columns of a serious and
well-informed Paris paper, we ind threo
paragraphs close together, each containing
an account of robberies effected In a mas
terly style which would do credit to the
East end of London.
An individual arriving at the Orleans ter
minus fell in with a man who represented
himself to be a boot-maker from Bordeaux.
They walked into the town together, and
were presently met by a Pole, carrying a
heavy hand-bag, full, he said, of gold and
banknotes. The latter soon found an ex
ause to leave the precious bag in charge of
his new friend, exacting at the same timoei
the deposit of his purse "as a guarantee of
good faith." It is unnecessary to add that
tie never returned, and that the bag, on be
ing opened was found to contain lead and
On the same day, in i cafe in the Boulo
vard St. Michel, three or four persons sat
down and partook of some refreshments,
after which one of then went up to the
Dounter and asked for change lfor a 100
Frauc note. The five gold pieces were duly
counted out to him, and he duly took them
ip, holding the note in his hand all the
ime. The moment he hald safe hold of
them, however, he rushed out suddenly by 1
the door, and was quickly in a eab which
ui1s companions had brought, toa convenient
placc'outside This is said to be the fourth
time that the same trick has been success
rully played quite lately in this one
The last of the cases reported, and, per
laps, the most ingenious, is that of a ites
;enger sent out to de!iver a valuable packet
rrom one of the ladies' shops to a customer
it Vincennes. lie was oppressed with the
icat of the day, and sat down on a bench,
when an individual accosted him with the
iestion "whether lie would like to be
inesmerised." The obliging offer was (e
3lined, but the mesmerist would not take
my refusal, and begau to ''make passes"
wer the face of the victim, whosoon sue
mmbed to the charm. When lie awoke lie
oun1d himself deprived not only of his
ag of merchandise, but also his gold
Watch and chain, his lint, and even his
oots. The charmer must be a magician
vorthy of a place in the "Arabian
An Ainateur Mesmerist.
At a small party i) in the Western Divi
dion, one night last week, a highly comic
roung man said early in the evening that
ie had a bully idea for having some iun at
who was e I
'Tell you what we'll do,' said lie, buh
bling over with mirth as lie spoke; '11 3
mesmerize Jones-make him stand on Ills
head, and think le's a tea-kettle, aind so on.
It'll be awfully funny. I've been having a I
littlo experience ip mesmerism lately, and
[ can do it just as easy as borrowing JIvO
dollars.' They ill said it would be a great
joke and too funny, and so on and when
0oon after the unsuspecting Jones saild lie
didn't think there was much in it,
'0, you don't, ch?' said the highly comic
young man. who, for the purpose of argu
nent, we shall call Smith ; 'now, I havo
been experimenting a little in these things,
md there is a good deal In it.. Now, I
think I could mesmerizd you if you'd let
'0, dear Mr. Jones,' cried all the young
ladies with one accord, 'please do let him
mescerize you: It will add so greatly to
lhe eit of the cycning,' anl so Mr. Jones
aonseuted to be mnesmerized if it wvouldl af
ford them any pleasure. Riathertohisown and
ad greatly to everyone else's surprise, after a
Few passes M[r.8Smith saw hisevictimpass55into
the magnetic slumber, and then the fun
began. The unfortunate Jones was mnadle
to believe he was a terrier backed to kill i
too rats in ten minutes, an~d so to engage
in a fearful coimbat with his- teeth with a I
pile0 of ottomans and sofa-cushions; and
thlen was turnedl into a locomotive-engine, I
rid wient up and dIown the room blowing
aff steam andl tooting danger sigt als ; and~ i
then became convinced that lhe wavis a sen
iational lecturer, and sphlt his coat clear up 1
the back while trying to illustrate the 01)
pressive calm which broods upon03 the Dead
Sea ; and compelled to recite poetry anda
play the flute on a ruler, and peCrformn many
other interesting andl unusual feats to the
dielectation of the audience, so that every
one laughed till his or her sides were sore,
and one tender hearted damsel remarked
that it wvas a shame. Finally, they left I
the unfortunate young man possessedl of I
the hallucination that lie was a cat, keep- I
ing patienlt watch over the register, from <
which he expected a mouse to issue, while
they discussed what to make him (10 next.
'I guess we've had fun enough out of the I
poor cuss,' said Smith, magnanimously ;
''spose I take him out cf his muagnct.
slumber ?' So lie called, 'Pijss Puss l' and I
Jones came obediently to him3 on all fours,
and rubbed against Smith's legs and purredI
'Now,' said.Smith, 'observe that I will I
m'ake a few passes In the reverso way, and 4
thus releaso him from the controling influ- (
once of my mind and dlispel the magnetic<
slumber in which lie has been the uncon
5310o1s agent to mInister to our mirth and I
8o he'made a few passes, but Jones (lid
not come out of his trance; ion the con- I
trary lie glared wildly around the room,
ran hisa fingers through his hair, and, tear
ing off his coat, howled, 'Thiim ChInese 1
must go,' etc.
'Why, lhe thInks lie's Dennis Kearney I'
exclaimed everyone, and they looked in <
surprise at Smith, who, however, retained]
his presence of mind' and, though badly
-'You see I stimulated his bumps of e
quence and causation, as I may say ; nowv,
however, I will dismagnetizo him for I
g ood.' So lhe made a' few more passes, and1
ones sot off walking at breakneck pace
down the room, yelling, 'Thuis is the 2697thk
quarter-bet a bonanza mine t~o a banana
Smith, looked s:mowhat more serious,
and overybody said, 'Why, how singular I!
and some of the guests remajtked,a '8mith 1
why do~t ou tak4 him out of the maug,
netio'shumber at once? heJ'll \tpset the
* i~afe4 Sit ad 1h~
thm's up 1 Wake up I Be yourself ! Comi
out of this trance 11
Jones gazed at him pieasantly for an in.
stant, then a rapturous smile broke . out
upon his countenance, and, crying. 'Hence I
Achmet,'draw thy cimetar and keep faith.
ful watch at the outer gate of the sernagilt
-the garden of delights-while the Sultan,
the magnificent, the Lord of the earth, re
joices his heart in the smiles of his oda.
lisques;' before they had any idea of his in.
tention he hugged and kissed every woman
in the room, calling them all 'Fatima.'
'Perhaps he's going mad,' said somebody
rind the lady of the house, turning pale,
3xclaimed, 'Mr. Smith, 1 insist that you
restore that unhappy young man to him
senses this very moment.'
'Great Heavens I said Smith, who had
burst into a profuse perspiration, 'that's
what I am trying to do as hard as I can,
but lie won't come out of his trance. I
must have forgotten something about the
Well, try and remember it, then, pretty
juick,' said the lady, 'or he may be a rav
ing maniac, and his blood-and ours
wilch is worse and more to the purpose
will be upon your head.'
H [ere Jones took up a tumbler of lemon
ide with much solemnity, and, advancing
icross the room with a majestic step, halted
)efore Smith and exclaimed: 'Saul, son of
1ish, 1, the Prophet Samuel, 1). D., anoint
hee King over the people of Israel,' poured
,he refreshing beverage upon Smith's head ;
.hen yelling 'Hurry up another wheclbar
'owfull of them briek8 lie jerked Simith's
ogs from under him, and, seizing him 'by
he feet, ran him oil his nose across the
oom like a barrow, and jammd lls head
igainst the opposite wall ; then, dropping
he unlucky amateur- mesmerist, lie ad
naced with a stealthy step, and hissed in
t blood-curdling tone.
'Give me the dagger, and I will these
rawny hands of mine incarnadine in the
rillain's heart's blood ; scud him down
lown, down to the deepct depths of per
lition, and join him there, my dreadful
nission of vengeance being accomplished
ip to the handle.'
At this one woman fainted, three got out
>f the room, and the mistress of the house
urned on the burglar alarm for a police
nan, and adjured Smith to run for a doc
or and take the man out of his trance
vith a stomach-punp or an electric em
>rocation, or something, before there had
ien done a deed of dreadful note. Smith
lid not wait to be told twice, but dashed
nit of the house like a runaway flash of
ightning, not stopping to put on his hat or
vercoat, anid, as lie was going through
he gate, ran plumy into the olficer who
vas answering the call.
'You scoundrel,' cried the oillcer, as they
ollett over each other, 'surroder, or I'll
ilow your brains out with my club,' and
le took Wold of Smith with so determilned
ki%. gtoe evv butiol ioff of lia
'I was going for t tor- N 8a
aging maniac in the houso,' gasped
mith ; 'lomm1e go.'
'0, tha,'s too thin,' contemptuously re
>lied the policeman ; 'what are you giving
lie ? Come along into the house, and let's
ice how many spoons you have about you.'
So lie dragged Ids captive In, 'giving him
, hearty shake at every third step, and
vl'en the door was opened, lie found Jones
leated, clothed in lia right mind, convers
ng on the weather. Explanations were
unade to the ofilcer, and then Smith bor
,owed a new collar and some pkins, repaired
is damage, and went home, after vainly
ndcavoring to eave an impression upon
he company that it was a put-up job be
,ween him and Jones to contribute to the
ivening's amusement. Jones is not looked
ipon at present as quite as green as they
ook him to be, and Is decidedly the social
ion of the neighborhood.
The Cowboy of Colorado.
I fe was a young mian of striking appear
nce. lie woro a greasy suit of miiners'
veralls, a heavy fisannel shirt, and a white
clt hat with no end of a brim. His panits
verc turned up at the bottom, revealing
nrge but not ungaInly feet. There was a
areless look in lis face and a hickory nut
n his hand as lie stepped out of the Times
levator at the fifth story. lHe wvas not long
n declaring himnsel f the Whistling Cowboy
f Colorado, and( it was bult a short tijne
efore lie convinced everyone that his name
vas5 well applied. Ho whistled 01n landing.
Ie whistled on introducing himself, Hoe
vhist led while the other fellow was talking.
Ie waa a perpetual whistler, H~e told his
toryb y means of a whistle in a miner key.
t was not a had whistle, by anly means.
Vhat it hacked in musical p~athios'was made
ip in shrill force. Th'le rhythmical swell of
uls themes was not altogether accord(iing to
hicoretic p~rinciples, but the abundance of
rulls and cadences made up for my trivial
lefect of that character. It was a great
vhistle, and i some resp~ects a diabolical
vhlistle. It-was a whistle which would at
ract attention under all andl any circum
HIls story, as whistled, was ibrlef, b~ut
>ointed and interesting. llis name was Dan
N'. Rheed, and lie hie. traveled all ever these
Jnited States. Hec had sailed the briny
ceani, soared am'ong the little stars in a hal
eon, tramped the broad prairie, and stood
ff! the traini-coniductors ini the most app~rov
dI manner. Twenty years were all that he
muld hoast of, but during those years ho
and compressed into lis own life the his
ory and exp~erlene of twenty adventurers.
le walked once f rome Galveston to Boston,
vhistlng all the way, and was a newspaper
ero for a brief period. Dmling this trip he
vas clased by wolves, bitten by rattle
nakes, frozen to death, an put in divers
)lidewells as a vagrant. Iii 1876 ihe went
o Washington to Lnterest shimself in the
>ardon of a friend in jail for some offense
>r oilier. He bearded Grant in -his 'on.
[ie whistled forbhim. Ulysses was captuir
ud at one. He deducted six mnonths from
lio time of the whistler's friendg gave the
rhistlor a five doller bill, and advised, him
o visit and whistle to Gen. ' Butler. But
lie whistling cowboy didn't take the bait.
Lie engaged himself with som6 Brooklyn
eoplo and whistled seconds ,to. Arbuekle's
~ornet, at concerts, for a while,. Talmage
santed to capture him, but the bot want
~d to come west. Hie caine, and was .cap
ured by como ranohmien at HugoCol His
risit to.Qhicago is; easily- lea edThe
dose of the ranch sent som tsttlm 1 ere in
~)arge of the whisther and anotr follo*4
0 other felqW fraathe ifa olali an He
~arrIed the retu4ltaqh gwel
FOOD FOR TiOUGIT.
Words are to actions only the sawdust
of the club of Hercules.
It is only for innocence that solitude
can have anly charms.
Creditors and poor relations never
call at the right moment.
No nrin ever yet looked 6m the'dark
side of li'e wlthout finding it. "
Manr.er Id one of the greatest engines
of inluence over giveni to mani. -
Flatteryis a false 'oln. which han cir
culation only thirough our.vanity. t
Consclence Is the voice of the eu1;
tihe passioub are the voice of the bv-dy.
Tihe longer I live the -more hssutbd I
am that; most men live in mortal terror
of themtselves, & .
In tie pursuit of virtue exercisogives
strength. The more we advaLQPetfe
less fatigued we are.
She that has no one to love or 6nst,
has little to hope. Site wants-thrredi
cal principal of happiness.
Lift not a foot until you have .pre
vlously learnedi the nature of the ground
on which you ageto treadi
Every saint is God's temple, and he
who carries his temple about hhif may
go to prwyer wheni he pleaseth.
If I might control the literigte of
tihe househoid, I would gidranht64fhe
well being of the chudmh and $t'te.
Gentility Is said to be eating tWiat
with a silver fork when the butchdr is
Hidden virtues are often despi d.
iniasmauch as nothilg extols it la ur
Bodily enjoyment depends upon good
iealth, and iealth depends upon tem
ie ranmce.. ,
The miau who studies to be revenged
only iniages to keep his own wounds
No evil is insupliortable but tit
which is accompanied with conscious
ness of wrong.
When people's feelings have got a
deadly wound they can't be cured by
Knowledge will always predominate
over ignorance, as mnan governs the
There are few doors through which
liberality, joined with. good humor,
cannot Mid its way.
A cross word is a little thing, but it
has made many a man's destiny for
good or for evil.
1)0 thy beat to honor God in the use
of' this world's currency, but make .it
not thy welth.
It Is no,. doctrine, however scriptural,
ur view s of truth, however enlightened,
that saves ts, but our Lord' Jesui
Show me te man who would not go
fi01wPwr AYd 1. WIll
The purest joy Is unspeakable; the
mioet impressive prayer i silent; and
the most solemn preacher at a funoral
Is tihe silent one whose lips are cold.
A legalist hears tite command, and
looks to himuself for strength to obey it.
An obedient believer looks at the corn
omand by falt~b, and to God for strength.
No man, or body of mn, can look
slightingly on oulture; and no Chris
tian Church can be healthy if its first
thoughts are not for thie abindoned and
Men inay live anidst enmities, but
will not escape tihe enmity and pursuit
of their own sin. . This shadow at thiir
heels will not leave them, which means
If you will calmly consider the ac
tionis ot' some meen, you will be p~erSU
aided they are morally insane, so utter
ly uinconiscious do they appear that they
Our passions act as the winds, which
propel the vessel;. our reason is thto p1
Iot that steers hieu. Withtout the windb,
she would not move, wi~thout thie pilo$,
site wouid be lost.
They whio are ignoranitly devoted $o
lte mere ceremoniies of religion nare f 1
lesi into thick darkness; belt lhdie'.
in still thicker gloom who are solely
attached to fruitless speculationig.
If the :nlind, which rules., the body,
ever so far forgets itself as to trqtmge
upon Its slave, the slave never forgets
or forgives thte injury, but at some tim'eb,
will rise atid smite Its oppressor.;
Such as are still observing upon oth
ers are like- those who are .always
abroad at othber mon'g hiouses, reform
ing everything there, while his ovyn
runs to rui'ha.
All animals, w'hon in health1 de ihi!
-gratifieation fromn 'thie food 'and md
-agreeable, to them. But the tixails
.highest eojpyyments are intellectual
Me'' native dlspositions ,pge igg t
distitictly perceived whilst ~the~ a e
children' and wheh rthey are dyig-a
the sun is best seen at- lisrisinir and
his seti~ig. ,.
Mien or great~ partp)ge .g9tenl ,wfp -
tunmate ini the m angjnnt of ubI
business, becatise' theoyaie apt t6 o'd
of the commol i load by.th~e quni s
of their iuagination. ' -- '.
t lsea (Iiuty to contend earnestlyt19r
thme faith," It is, howaover,,vqry faer
froh beong a drty to fight every soarq
crowv ai~d 'ombal'd -eohr spectral 44
that ohitnoos to ajipear. & '
The voice'of Paganismn is tho lainti44 '
or ihepassioniate bitery of the'p166:*
The.vpioe o,'ristianity Is; t1~; ylasi
.ance of the )erpr er the tU simp
song of the deve .
Kf'ndnesA saito linoWf99
eret fetantin of joy In thle 84tl1I
it ca oc ihuereVealing .its 16.
cahity. and cause $o ser4 its .wa trs p-u
ward andi overfio~yIp~at