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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., JANUARY 8, 1880. VOL. IV.-NO.
Twd$.ye I,seo, w1 aoftest blue
lidwollp. b't1ho6e.eheorf hui
The bright carnation dies.
A ringlet bore,
A ringlet thero,
An antique comb to keep them straight,
A sweet and simple face, most fair
Pressed on my heart is this portrait.
'Jiti!i Diaun, do yott know .your lesson
The question, uttered in an irritated tone,
same from a young man who had been
reading a newspaper, waiting for the tardy
boy of his class.
"N-no, sirI db 't bolioee I do; u,itc,"
was the hceitati g*reply. .
"Are you aware what time it i. ?"
"One o'clock. sir," said young Dunn.
le kae\v 'that Well dnough. Ied not
his eyes lingered on the tardy hands of the
old moon-faced clock, and thence gone
ioving~ out througl} ",tle window. to whero
the fields were sl ping 'in tip noonday
haze? And thet} e was so $uigryI
"Jim, come ffo. c* 't itnderstand
what makes you so stupid I" said the mnas
ter ; and taking the book, he proceeded to
hastily review point.after pbint.
"Do you understand thisf" he asked,
"and this and that? '
Jim's brow lightened. le was mote
ple4se seth iinsl ,ttp - things ,looke,
clearer, trw a Opu t4 vaniehlld anc
his hegry ' b thnk yb sir? f itado tho
"You're very slow, Dunn; very slow.
I don't think I ever saw a fellow just like
you ; but I guess what you learn you learn."
That was just it--what Jim Ddnn knew
he knew thoroughly.
"Well, if here isn't Jim, just at dinner
is done! "'cried his sister Anne.
"And every bit of the pudding gone,"
said Oscar, the next oldest brothprr. "L
iuade sure youd stay all day."
"Poor:boy1" Atahed his mothei; -ho al
ways seens to 'be behind in everything.
Ever since he was a baby. Ie has been slow.'!
" Jim. sht down,: ho*Over, and ate the
seraps. Nobodyeseomel to think that Toni
"I don't know what we shall do with
that bo,y,' Dr. nr ftn said, when talk
ing over thib p of their ohildren.
Charlcy inclin i to th iAw, and Oscar *111
be a doctor; but what ability has Jim for
anything ?" Hp is op slow and plodding,
solittld atnbitidus, that I am discodraged
when:I think of.his future.
'Poor, ht " -said llrs Dunn, half,
sighing, half-laughing; l"lho is the blaclk
sheep 0* 41te f niy. ae i was;a 1ttlo
fellow, =I eiso tbn 1i a led+b
like wisdom of his face. I never thought
then that itwas dbulfhdes. 1H6" can't -hhlp
it. His motions ate slow,fhis mind is tardy,
but I hopo he will make his way in the
Jim was the bpt of all: th fapity, but It
did not scom,to hnger hirE at alh He kno'r
he was slpw Charlay ennli n1y hrillinnt
ly, sing a song with excellent effect, play
any game well..
Oscar, his youngest brother, was famous
for his compositions and his power of elo
cution. All the rest excelled, outstripped
him, and yet he' plodded on patiently,
"Going to the theatre tp-nightt?" asked a
well-dressed young man of Jim, as they
left the store together, This was four years
later, and Jim was one of the clerks in Dol
man & Dolman's great establishment, and
so slow and undemonstrative that the other'
clerks were always chafllnghim. Ho thought
for a mogent, rattled some loose coins that
were in hi:p 9ket; and aid 1.
:Ilavo you ever benu ?'' queried the
Jim looked mt him inalhis usual ddliberat'o
"Then you don't know anything of life."
"Then I don't want to," responded Jim.
"By the way, where aro'you boarding?"
asked his friend, pul.ling on a pair of very
tight gloves. Jim never woro.gioves.'
"At Glen's, in Ilblbrook 8treet," sai
'-Oh, you'r. slow.'- Why that's 'way
"That's why I bomrd there," said Jim. I
only py four dollars a week. Good eve
"Tlhe meanest fellow I ever saw," mut
tered Diok Dalton, as he planted his fancy'
cane as.heavily as its fragilbty i'ou,d permit
on the sidewalk. *:'
Jim gained his boarding-house, a tall,
iusty-looklng tenemeneht,. in the fourthm story
of which wp his- oopi., It was a very des
01ate-loofdnig apartment, for, save in the
coldest weather, Jim never had a fIre.
'I'herre were three shelves, full of excellent
roo uist Iothg a loo ed ~1kb(
wooden arm chair. Bits of pine, a few
tools and a paper filled with saw-dust, kept
Of course Jm got fruga meals in this
place, A widow and.. )dRugh4gr>kg
the house, letting nearly~ a' the roofti to
lodgers; but Jim's quiet ways and pleasant
face had won an entrance to their hearts,
anid they took him to their table for a small
Jim ran up stairs as soon as ho reached
.the house, -ie never ran up slairs in any
i~ t wl 'vJetor
No sooner had he seated himnself at the
table and taken up a screwy, than om opo
knoed at the door. At the low "'oe
en"hi ldest brother presented hrmself,
re h of 9ansppg
"elJim, so these are your 10iodigo
my boy," said.e young man. "Not much
style, I mus "'.
"Not'much ' diJjuin cheerful. "Have
with a sk1eon niee upon the ivory cane,
the kid gloves iudthe gold chain.
"Oh, seso. Of deurs6 it has aVMif&.
deal of moet furtish my office.
,a supper now and then, treat your compan
ions, and frequent the theatre," said Jim.
.'Oh, hang it! Your blood's water, Jim-;
apd besides, your position Is differen from
ilino. Things are bxpccted from'.me. I
must go into societyy ,)3y-and-by I shall
get a case that will pay me richly for all
"gi'ges.j" rgjpeated Jim, in a tone
that made Charley a blood move faster, so
that ho said to himself, with the addition of
"The same old slow boy, with no more
brains than an ox."
"You are still at the machine, ] see,'" he
said aloud, a nmotment after.
f'Oh, yes; it costs next to nothing; and
if it never suecceds, It gives me something
to think about."
''You don't say that you ever think," was
the sircastic response.
"WAelI, now and then," was the slow re
Charley rose, sauntered back and forth
fpr a fqw momnents, and then stood still, his
handsome face reddening.
"I say, Jim, can't you lend me ten dol
lars? I'm absolutely out of cash."
;"I"never lend,'.' said Jim.
Charley's breatti grow short and quick.
opiejnsujting speech was on the end of
his tongue, for lie felt botli rage and con
tempt; but Jim, rising quietly, went to a
desk and lifted the lid.
"If -five dollars will do you any good,
you are welcome to them," he said. ;hey
are all I have by me,"
"Jim, you're a good fellow I" gasped
Ohmrley, his tongue yet hot with the words
lie had intedded to say.
Jim went once or twice to his brother's
ofice, and did not like' it. "Why ahould
the young lawyer spend a hundred dollars
in pictures?" he asked hhnself indignantly;
"and why does he keep the company of
such men as 1 have met there ?"
One lay Jim received a letter from his
DEAn OLD JIM:--I expect I shall have
to leave college. Things are going wrong
at home. ; I don't suppose any one has told
you.. They seem to think you havo all you
can do.to take gare of yourself ; and so you
have, I suppose. Charley has been an aw
ful weight upon father, and this ycar the
crops have all failed, and father is disabled
from work by rheumatism. I don't care
much about myself; I only studied mnedi
cino to please father, and should rather he
almost anything else.
.I think I could write for the new.spapers.
Can't you get me a place in some store?
and I could write evenings, and live with
you. Think-it over, for I'm sure fattier is
going to lose. all his property. Charley
plays billiards, and I'm afraid cards. Write
mc as soon as you can what cin be done
SJit; wrote in less than a week. Ills em.
l)loyer wanted an under salesman. Then
lie set himself to look carefully into his fa
Everything there was going to ruin. The
farm was to ije sold; his father and mother
were nearly heart-broken, and no one
thought for A m2ment 9f looking to him.
iut. nnvrrth ln1a a 1 ,1t.. i,.,.-- - -r_
pay the mortgage was quite impossible,
qut lie hired some comfortable rooms in the
old house where he stayed, sold what he
could from the stock of the farm, had the
necessary furniture brought to town, and
inatalled his father and mother in a - com
fortable, home.. The months passed. 'Tle
old folk$ learned to depend upon him, and
his sistei' found a situation as bookkeeper.
One day a gentleman called upon Jim,
and was invited into his room.. "You've
bead at woi-k fifteen years on this machine,
you say ?" remarked the gentlemen when
he hdd examined it. .
The speaker was a business man, whose
favor was almost equal to a fortune.
"Yes,-sir," said Jim, quietly; "I was
always a plodder."
"Well, you've plodded to some purpose,"
was the answer. "I am very sure there's
moneoy enough in It to make you a rich
SJim grew vcry red, and the room-seemed
to go around for a moment.
"Thank you," he made reply. "I should
like to be rich for the sake of others.
And so, eventually, pleading Jim won
the race, and became the practical, efficient
and prosperous man of the family.
Among the quiet lif,tle manufacturers of
the country Is that of. chewing gum. Only
one factory exists in New York city, and
the few others are in New England, Now
York Stato, Ohio, Illinios, and Tonnesse.
T1he gum is sold by druggists, grocers and.
confectioners in cities, 'and~ any country
grocery that hasn't it is consider incomplete.
Gum from spruce trees was exclusively used
until,recestly, when it fqurid a rival Is gum
m4stic, a swhite andl attr49fIve #rticle made
fr n~ parellne, wich'id sw'eetened. Thme.
consumption of thuis chewing gum in the U.
S. is about thirty tons yearly; that of spruce
gum somewhat less, and that of a gum made
In Tennesse from balsam tolo, and, sold In
ti'Sduth'ord Statea, about twentiy tens.
Lately - a material has been used styled
"rubber gum.'' It is from the sap of the
sapotte tree of S3outh and Central Amefica.
The sap like that of thme India rubber tree,
has a milky look. The sap .was first hnm
ported into the United States with a view
of melting it with india rubber, in order to
sfoua to b piabl an te% e
chewed by South and Central American
Indians, and found useful in allaying thirst4'
'Nzperimuents *e therefore made here hr'
puryifying it for chewing, and with flngm1
success. It is tastless and has the merit pf
YastpiglUege) tb.WI the (oE&giu*% MJich
gm~re quickly dissolve and crumble in the
mouth. 8o great It its ducllity that a plebe:
half an inch wide, after being heated Id'
the mouth, can be stretched into a thread a.
hun,dred feet long. Its conhump lon Is
hoblikeomco, gequire that the 'siliv'd bp
or u o'e
teducing alts saar.
/ong ato anxious to eot rid bf
as etbe dsots
A Mad Volrs ltavtgoes.
During the month the peasents from the
adjoining villiages had not collected togeth
er at a fair which was held at the settlement
of .Barvenkoff, district of Izume, Russia,
and the'male portion of the assembly had
dispersed to the drinking shops to make
bargains and drink each other's heal'lis,
leaving the women and children in charge
of the carts. Suddenly there resounded
through the square a heartrending shriek
for'assistance, and then all was quiet. The
peasants rushed out of the drinking booths
into the street, and before they had time to
collect their thoughts there ap>peared from
bohind a building situated on the edge' of
the square, an enormous wolf. Everybody
rushed in great confusion to their carts,
shouting, "Mad wolf l" ' Meantime the
gigantic wolf, frothing at the mouth and
with his tongue hanging out, made for the
carts. A dreadful tumult occured. The
horses: nd oxen dashed in all direbtions,
but the majority, getting entangled, fell,
overturning the carts, while the noise made
by the pigs, sheep, geese, fowls, etc., added
to the uproar and confusion. 'Tiie wolf
when within a short distance of the first
group of carts, turned round, sprang on to
a woman who was running past, and in a
moment she was prostrate on the ground,
having lost her nose, scalp and the lower
part of her face. The wolf then ran furth
e and attacked a small lad of about seven
years of age, but just at that time a pig
rushed at the wolf and bit its tail. The
wolf turned on his assailant, but not before
It had bitten the boy's face and hand.
Leaving the pig, the wolf ran down' the
iain.street, attacked a wonian with a baby,
then two boys about four years of age, and
having bittea their heads through to the
brain, rushed up the street, and after biting
sevbral other persons, turned off upon the
railroad. By this time a large crowd,
headed by the village elder, and armed
with whips, guns; scythes, etc., gave Chase
to the terrible animal. They a amo up with
the, wolf about one mile from the village,
and a peasant, allowing it to approach him
within about fifteen paces, shot the animal
straight in its open jaw. Notwithstanding
the wound ho had received, the wolf sprang
up,ar d attacked the -peasant. The latter
did not lose his presence of mind. and struck
th4'animal with the butt end of his gun,
which shattered at the blow, and the wolf
seized the peasant by the side, but owing
to te man wearing three coats his skin was
only scratched. The courageouu man then
flrmly gripped the animal with both hands.
During this struggle between a man and a
mad wolf the crowd which had come up
hesitated through fear to attempt the rescue
of their comrade. Fortunately a local pol
ieoman galloped up. at this juncture, and
drawing his revolver shot the wolf through
the -lead. The wolf had bitten no less
than twenty-two persons, ten of whom are
in a dangerous state. The sufferers were
isolated-from the rest of the inhabitants and
medical mid was at once administered to
them. It is reported that the wolf came
from the settlement at Dovgeniktg (situate
about eighteen miles frem Barvenkoff,
where a mad ox had died and had been
rngl dn a'iS aJ( e 1 Ihtgli ,
It Wasn't a nose-1liantkot."
.She had brought that apread forty-one
miles over a dirt road, and she was'so,sure
ol' taking the first premium that she brought
hpr a new back .comb and a pair of red
stockings on the strength of it. When the
momentous hour arrived, her spread was
left out in the cold. The woman hadn't
yet' recovered from her shock when along
dame Andrew Whitcomb, picked up a cor
ner of the spread, and called out.
"Hey, old woman, how much for this
That was too much. The woman
picked up a handy broom-handle and gave
han.h several first premiums over the head.
Andrew bascaped to the street, pulled off
his coat, and he was daring the old lady
an her bedspread to come on when a
po ceman took him in charge.
::How mean it was of you to add Insult
to injury!" exclaimed his honor as Andrew
kicked the sawdust in front of tihe desk.
"I thought~ it was a hoss-blanket-I
really didi" persisted the prisoner.
"I am afraid you have been drinking."
"Your honor, I cannot tell a lie-yes, 'I
had been dlrinking."
"'Water--um? < Well 1 can't help it. If
water affected you that way it won't
change our prices here a bit. I should
fine you $5."-*
"I'll pay, of course, but I tell you I
thought that was a hess-blanket!"
"Can't help what you thought; hand the
money to the ClerIk."
"I'll hand the money to the Clerk,.but I
must insist that it,was a hoss-blanket!"
"1 don't wan't any more talk. You'd
"I'll go, of course, but if that wasn't a
hloss-banket, I never saw one."
'th,e Longevity of Icebergs.
Icebergs are subjected to dismntegration
in somewhat tihe same manner as' rocks.
They are full of erevasses, Into which the
water formed by melting penetrates; in
winter this water freezes, and by its ex
pansion all through'the glacier a rupture of
thq mass ensues. "it is highly probable,"
lhe says, "that most of the icebergs afloat
'in winter are in such a condition that n;
very slighi~ cause i8 snflic&ent to make them
burst because of thyur state of Internal ten'
slon. Every polar.travelier can tell how- a
shot, the driving-In of an ice-igncbor, or any
other sudaena vibration, has br-ought. abo,qi
'cittastrophes ;. cases have even occurred In'
*hiolh theq sound of the' tso alone was
euitiaiens. An' Icoborg 14 *lwayss aM un
glegat edighborg1 So many. a'e 'thne
causeg iWhich oteft desttoy icebetgs, that
the author coneludes that "no berg exists
tbfbli could *Ivihstand them inote than,tein
yeara,'nd that commonly the life of'a,berg'
isn shorter." However this may abe,
doubtless the mutch aIrrgmr Aintarotlo ;b'r
-lasty oneas mesat ti a
thloim.t wichs warer exposed.
hpdh Erixona ah rq
'ou m etfr thiwr 1*~ llse
A (irl and a tear.
About a month ago Mi#s Alice Corey, of
New York city, caie to yisit her uncle, i
German, who owns a si4all farm In the
mountains, six miles northwest of lhmter's
Range, Pa. Miss Coreyeis about sixteen
years old, and her t arontt are well to do
Her uncle has a daughterd Clara, also aged
about sixteen years. Ileripther having but
one son, Clara has for yvh s helped to do th<
work on the farm, and sb.o has become at'
expert shot with a ritle. .$he has a tnania
for hunting, and freque}ly goes into th
forest in search of game. : A few days ago
Clara invited her cousin-g accompany her
on a hunting expeditiop. 'I'hey started
from the house shortlyfafter breakfast.
Alice with u double-barrelled gun and
Clara with a rifle. Afflr sco:" .ig the
woods for several hourS gthout much suc.
cess they visited "Dark Swamp." Thu
swamp embraces several Iumdred acres, is
donsoly wooded, and be are frequently
seen there. The girls rc' ihcd the edge of
the swamp at noon, and started into the
thicket They had gone,but .a short dis
tance when Miss Corey,- Who was walking
a few yards behind lier cousin, heard 1
crackling noise in the' bu es a short dis.
-tance back. Lookitg aro nd, se saw a
large black bear coming to ard her.: Clar"i,
who had frequently encouptered the. shag.
gy monsters, called to her Erightened eous
in to come to her. She then drew her rine
to her shoulder and, taking deliberate aim
at the animal, awaited until it came withih
easy range, and then fired. The bear
uttered a howl of pain, and fell bleeding.
As Clara's ritle was a single-barrelled one,
she seized the double-bar#elled gun from
her cousin, and discharged biotl barrel- al
the infuriated animal, in tl e hope of king
it outright. But, with ti1 disappearanc<
of the smoke from the gu tue bear was
seen writhing, but not d d.. The bravo
young woman then appro -ihed cautiously
to within reaching distanc of the wcundel
anihnal, and, taking from ,y* large leather
belt encircling her waist ta bone-handled
(leer knife, plunged It to.the hilt into the
bear's neck: At this ni)pent the tlying
monster gave a sudden hinge and fastened
Its sharp claws Into the girl's skirts, pulling
her down. Her frightened cousin rat
about wildly and screamed at the top of
her voice, but as the:e was no house withi1
two miles. her cries were not heard. She
then returned to where Clara. was still
struggling with the'anln)ai.l The bear still
held the girl in his grasp, ut was rapidly
growing weaker. The g rl was all th<
tune using her knife with g od effect. Sht
dealt the dying animal blow after blow un
til it finally released its 11old and rolled
over dead. Though very much exhausted
and considerably scratched by the bear's
claws, Clara, with the assistance of hei
cousin, was soon able to walk. They
marked the spot where the dead bear lay
and then returned home. Clara's father
and brother drove to the swqmp and brought
the bear in, w4ch, when dressed, weighed
840 pounds. T4 q#kin-is to be sent to a
New York taxlcermist to l)e stuffed, and I
will be kept by thi 'youtg woman as a
souvenir of her grr la" t^
qualis and 1'igeone.
There is a physician in San FI ancisc,
who Is an iconoclast in the bfoadest concep
tion of the term. To shatter an idol, a
time honored truism or a popular delusion
gives the gentlehman as great. a. delight a
the discovery of a new and hiteresting dis
ease. To disprove an accepted article o:
faith in religion, political econoiny or med
icine he has been known to devote weeks 01
months of study,. and in some instance t<
undergo actual saffering and deprivation,
successes alone repaying . him for all his
efforts and trouble. IHe is now engaged in
disproving by actual demonstration thc
popular belief that' a man cannot eat s
qual a day for thirty consecutive days.A
reporter recently calledi on the gentlemar
to learn how the experiment ls progressing.
Thb reporter found the doctor, wvho Is a
hearty, healthful, rosy-faced Teuton,' in hii
oflice on Kearney street..
"Well, doctor, how are the quail far
"Not nearly as well as lanm, thank you.'
"Hlow did you happen to enter lnto tha
"Well, .I waa seated at a table with semi
friends a few weeks ago, when the old sub
ject of a.quail a day came up for (discus
sion. All the gentlemen saving. pnysel
supported thme theory. As a matter o
course, wagers. were offered, th~at theo die
could not ho sustained, and I accepted ttleem
When I dikprovd a timing I sliways attempi
to do it thoroughly. I wagered $800 thal
I could eat one qual each day for thirt.)
days, and after the wager had been se
cepted proposed to do more. I am to en
two quail and one pigeon a day for th~
"How long have you been engaged ii
tihe task ?"
"This is my Aifteenth dlay."
"What .9gect has It had ,upon you ?"
"1.(one whiatever, physically or mentally.'
"Tell me qbout the arrangement of ti<
*1 eIat the two.guall for lunch at nOon,
and the yigedn in the evQfing, for dinner,
I am allowed tQ have them' cookeld In any
manmer I plaae, but thue, far .have nol
changed thiy'firt ordoi' to the copk. The
quail I have served as a . ftleasseg tpth
pigeo'n I havd fried'and sei'vecf*l(it a but.
-ter gravy. 'A ethe inen 1with Weho'iI l nadi
the wager'supply the game, V aint having
rather happy time of It. It Is nonsense tc
suppose that bird-meat- should havb ap
more deleterious effe'ets on a perablP's phys.
ical'condition thanmeat o'f any-other kid,
1mn poit of facti it is less harmdifut ias at
article of regular diet,' behi* lighter ap<1
imore.'easily. digested. Why, when I finisi
with this wager I will ogleri to. ;het ;$1,00(
that I can.contlw theidletfor: .thirty daya
hinoe, asyn .comtadenta hatmuble 0ne
with some acvidenf)t, :wIll;win .
The doctor geotainly doesno n 0
:par,suftOe :in)any, p1ge ip)4d an
bo4y yet$Qowho mpl~,~ elm Qi
#aytht h~critical imog ao Arr9'
untf gt9 etpty or 0w0 yle, an at
'passed The resulr I looke fowr t4
wth imte 9~~,
'1di'd tnl illI uh "hof ' fisr~ h le bo
on' isitin ~ 13?hIm contntanl be
ing hofa' iig*htbchi hidi not beet
permitted to go ouIP in diff 4enthulee
qutokIly ~ipd up tol agIiibleW i
Vlurno Colored KiIs,
A young man gets on the train and seats
himself opposite me. lie wears flame-col
ored kids and a poodle dog. Now, I do
not object to a man wearing any kind or
color of kids, anlt love of the angels, how
I do hate a poodle (log. The young man
1olds the poodle in his lap1), smooths out the
blue ribbon around his neck. placidly
strokes his whiskers, and languidly stares
at, me. As I look at them I notice how
much they look alike. ' Father and son
perhaps. As I think the thought, the dog
snarls and barks an indignant denal.
Presently the young man.- with a painful
effort opens the conversation by saying:
I tell ijim the elections have all gone one
way and he says:
And presently adds:
'Wh o's 'eltcted?"
I tell him Cornell Is elected in New
"Ya-as," he says. "I've been in Noo
Yawk. Cornell," he added, brightening
up, "Cornell he's a college or something 'If
that sort, ain't lie?"
I explain to him as well as I can the
difference between A'onzo B. and the ni
versity at Ithaca. The young man looks
painfully astonished upon learning they are
not the same man.
"Who runs 'gainst hin?" he asks.
"A, ya-as," he says. "Know him.
Runs a circus. Funniest thing 'f the kind
you ever saw. Tent all striped. like-like
-like liedtick, you know."
Then he paused and rested himself, and
''Wha' you writin'?"
I told him I was getting up a little work
for the paper that honored itaIf by secnr
ing, at an immense annual outlay, my val
uable though erratic, service.
"Wha's it's name?" the young man ask
ed feebly, at the same time fondling his
"The flawkoye," I told him, "for sale
by all the news dealers, and only two dol
lar' a year in advance. The best paper in
America, and the finest advertising medium
in the West; devoted to-"
''Ah ya-as," he said, brightening up, "and
you're ti' feller they call 'Hawkeye?'"'
I admitted that. sometimes people who
didn't know my other name called me
'Oh, ya-as;" he said, "I know 8,ou."
I flushed and bowed andl he went on.
"I know you. heard of you often.
Seen you play once. You)%-c the Injun
chief in Buffalo Bill's phrty, ain't you?"
Then he leaned back, exhausted. And
Well, I felt about as tit"ed as ho did.
A Detective's Advenutiro.
One pleasant evening recently two men
were seated in a cosy little room not far
from 't. Louis, engaged in conversation
concerning crhninals. One was a detective
connected(itl a Cleao aeny. "Well "
the conversation, "I will toll you a peculiar
little Incident that happened several years
ago to a brother detective, which wl!l illus
trate how luck sometimes assists us in ac
complishing an object, which otherwiso
might be unattainable. "Several years
ago," he continued as he ejected a cloud
of smoke from his mouth, "a noted forger
was wanted very badly in Chicago where
he had been indulging in such crookedness
as rendered him liable to occupy the peni
tentiary for a term of years if he were
caught. The case was placed in Pinfcerton's
hands and one of his men detailed to wof"k
it up. He was fortunate enough to obtain
a clew to the much wanted individual's
whereabouts, and following it up he at
length spotted his man at Toronto, Canada,
wicih you kniow is on Lake Ontario. The
detective throw himself in the way of tihe
forger, becamie acquainted with hhn und(er
an assumed name, and gradually ingratiated
himself in his favor. Forgery nLot being an
cxtradlitable offense it was impossible to
make the arrest in Canada, so the detective
wvas obliged to adopt another line of tactics.
Hoe made known his intention of crossing
over into the States, and the forger deter
mined to go to thle boat to see him off.
Once on b oardl, the detective kept im enl
grossed in in.toresting conversation, and with
such consummates tact did ho p lay his part
that the crooked gentlenian did not notaco
that tho boat had started, until it was far
out, lnathe lake, for they had gone below to
take a social glass at parting. When tihe
fo: ger foundi the boat gradually receding
from the Canada shlore, with no possibIlity
of getting back immediately, lie fumied and
swvoro for a time, but seeing that did not
bettor matters in the least, cooled dowvn and(
determined to make the hest qf a bad job.
"As soon as that imaginary line in thme
middle of the lake which divides the two
countries had been passed, the detective
revealed himself, and, clapping on the nip.
poe, arrested his man. They arrived on
thep other shore at length without adventure,
anid, boarding the lightning express on the
Lake Shore anid AUchiigan Southiern that
night, they started on their journey. 'hero
happened, to be a fewv perpons mn the car in
which the two-sat. Th7e detective wes al
lnost completely worn out from loss of sleep,
afud, as It was a through train, lhe dotermin
ed to obtain a.little Morphoe s. Placing the
prisoner oxl.thQ irmier side of, the Qeat, o, so
dlisposed'hi msehf nexct him that, he ipinained
the slighest ;move would awake hing. Tho
arrangements completed, ho. folk asleep in
an easy state. of mind, loe does not know
Aigw lopg,h, slept until ho ,awohip guddenly
with a start, and found, to N$p ce ergrln that
tho. f.orger was goneo,I~ it: l a ru~o of omg
agepey that If a man is pont upon *toj tral
of q epredstor, anid fails b,' bringIng, him
bak h 959.6 ace on the force, so that
yqtt ?Qys repu.tat en as well as hWposit,lon,
4 ~dcd upon hs; prom1pt, action.' Ito
,qlkydeeld4ed'upppu his 1111 of antlo~pc1
walig with assumed oprolqs,nee throih
the. entire train, heoexatnin4 every noo
p\ eprper that theisonee.l
190. Q :O~1 his return hie'was accosted ya
braVeinan, who inquired:
jt"ii dtto answeed htiQ atflme
~ 'h' said th br onian'h~ f
yoie e f o i
going in the direction of this particular town
to pass them. The conductor signaled It to
stop, the detective got aboard, and in the
course of an hour or so was standing in the
lit:le villiage where hetlesired to be. It was a
primitive Ohio hamlet, and the only alleged
hotel it could boast of the most wretched
description. The detective concluded that
he could do nothing at that late hour and in
his exhausted condition ; so he determined
to obtain i little sleep and scour the country
in the morning. With infinite difliculty-he
succeeded in arousing tho sleepy landlord of
the host lery. 'There-were no accommoda
tione,' lie said, in reply to the detective's,
questions, 'unless he was willing to occupy
the Ame room and bed with another man.'
"The detective thought it was botter than
sleeping out, so lie asked to be shown the
room. lie had just unrobqd, and was about
extinguishing the tallow dip, when some
thing prompted himt to take a look at his
bedfollow. Hie (lid so, and what was his
supriso to find his whilom prisoner snuggled
up in the bedeloths. Accustomed as he was
to repressing his feelings upon all occasions,
he could scarcely retrain ai joyful shout at
his good fortune, and It was some-time be
fore he recovered stillclent calmness to act
with coolness. After much self-congratu
lation he secured the forger's clothing to a
piece of twine and supended them from the
window. ' lie then resumed a portion of his
own clothing, and hid the remainder, locked
the door, and placed the key in his pocket,
and getting into bed he placed his revolver
in such a position that, although out of
sight, it was within easy reach, and sank
into a peaceful slumber. In the morning
he was awakened by the sound of some one
talking in the room, and peering cautiously
around lie noticed the forger rummaging
about, clothed only in an abbreviated under
garment and endeavoring manfully to give
proper vent to his feelings in choice but
emphatic expletives. lis search for his
clothing proving unavailing, he approached
the hed opposite to Investigate. As he did
so, 'click' went the revolver, and the detec
tive stood revealed to his astonished gaze.
ie started as If lie hail been struck, and
before lie could recover from his astonish
mont he was properly - handcuffed and at
the detective's mercy.
"lie was soon assisted Into his clothing;
the next passing train was hailed and they
arrived at their destination without further
"What became of the forger?" inquired
the' reporter, as the detective ' applied a
lighted match to his cigar. -
"Oh, lie was tried soon afterward," was
the reply, "and the evidence against him
was of such an overwhelming character
that he was convicted and sent up for a
The family of I3onapartes were of pure
Italian race; there was not a drop of French
blood in any of them. Their ancestors had
come from the inain-lantt in the early his
tory of Corsica, and their nanes are found
in the remote annals of Ajacclo. Carlo
in his youth a young and romantic girl
named Letizia Ramolino, who -followed
him in his campaigns up to the moment of
the birth of Napoleon.- It Is impossible to
say how much the history of Europa owes
to the high heart and Indomitable spit'I of
thiA soldierly woman. She never relin
quished her authority In her family. When
all her children were princes and potentates,
she was still - the severe, stern Madame
Mere. The beauty and grace of Josephine
B3auharnais never conquered her ; the sweet
Tyrolese prettiness of Maria Louisa won
from her only a sort of contemptuous indul
gence. When her mighty son ruled the
continent., she was the only human being
whose chidings he regarded or endured.
She was faithful in her rebukes while the
sun shone, and when calamity eames, her
indaunted spirit was still trite andl devoted
to the fallen. 11cr provincial habits of
economy stood- her in good stead *n her
vigorotis 01d age; she was rich when tihe
Emipire hiad passed away, and her grand
children needed her aid. ft must have been'
from her that Napoleon took his extraordi
nary character, for Carlo Bonaparte, though
a brave soldier and an ardent patriot in hia
youth, was of an easy and genial temp)er,
iclined to take the world -as lie found it,
and not to insist too mnueh on having It go
in his especial way. After the cause of
Corsican liberty was lost by the success of
the French arnms, lie accepted the situation
without regret, ahd becoming Intmniate with
the conquerors, lie placed as many of his
family as possible on -the French pension
list, Iils sons Napoleon and Louis were
glvcen scholarships at Brienne arnd Auitun,
and his eldcst daughter, Elise, entered theo
royal institution at St. Cyr. While yet 19i
the prime .of life, lie (lied' of .the .sanme'
deadly disease which was to finish Napo
leon's days at 8t. Helena: and the herole
another, her responsibilIties becoming still'
heavier by this blow, lived for eight years
longer amid the c'nfusion and civil tumult
which had become chronlo in Corsica ; and
then, after the capture of the Island by the
English In 1793, she made lier escape with
her chilhdren to Marseilles, where she lived
several years In great'penury..
Olear the KCitolhen.
A famous nobleman. fonceo called on
Abernethy with rdferencer to, anhi Inflamed
eye.-- His lordship after waiting an houir
for Abernethy to get through with a numi
her of charity patients wvhiom he never - )off
to attendl upon the highest nobleman, dea
gait the conversatioti iby saying'
'-"Doctor, .I wish you would examino thie
oe; I feariso deadly.mischief is. at -worlg
hero."- ,. '/z.
"if you wi 1 sIt there 'In my pataent'W'
chialr, aind le mnedo the -talking, I' will'
son fiid out- -whait"s ot)le "mAtter i+ih
'A few sharp cfuostions antd the doctor
6drneltided the iterview with thd folloWIvi
"'our diffRculty- Is hot where you tljnt4
it is, in your 'eyegbt'-pMuntlig il fn
gor At thiepatient'stormods .stoma~che"i'
th4ro%In youtr -ktchen; Of ooutse,' -when
the kItohpa Is. oet of order1 theghrret And'.
41tielother auorme'In'411'h6hse.Tare li elW
.o'be'oro"r-es'Aftotede joWall M
4 0N 1tE iN dd'ial ?pgrifida Q9
-of W(hI iton awiker
#10 eu - 4h pu~ 11 hI
FOOD FOR THOUrWrT
Love, faith, patienee-tie threel es
salitials to a happy life. ,
The truest end of life is to know ,4he
life that nevter ends,
Virtue is the%afest holmnef-the most
No rink can shield us 'rohi thlk ia
partiallty of death.
The power of eloquence Is Sometimes
superior to military force.
It ig in the power of the meanust ;to
triumph over fallen greatness.
A stroinq will does a man more good
in this life than a lively hhngthation.
Wisdom is a pedestal f-om w1ih1h'etn
vy nor ntalice cannot,hurl the ocupant.
As too long retirement weakens the
mind, so too niuot compaiay dissipates
It is sad -o see so many walk in the
dark themselves who carry lanter'n;
lIe"who refuses justiee to the dfenbe
less will make every concession to the
Mei' usually follow their wishes' till
suffering compels them to follow their
oue nourn more the slamne which
sin brings than the sin which brings
Truth and virtue can do' less in the
world than their false, well-acted conn.
terfeit ci do evil.
Every saint is God's temple, and the
whe carries his tenple abort him hnay
go to pra.yer whean ie pleaseth.
Most,.of their faults womeii owe Co Us,
whila we are indebted to them for most
of our better qualities.
There is only one thing that is more
terrihle. than to say a mean thiing, and
.hit is to do one.
It is all very well to be a pronisluig
youth, but the hard part Is to keep yonr
proise in atter life.
Preserve the privacy of 'our house,
marr age state. and heart, from rea
tves anild all the world.
Don't contlde your secrets to a per
son of nouble lineage, because the old
adage says that ''lool will tell."
As sinas procwed they ever multiply
like tigures in arit,metic, te-last stands
for more than all that went before it.
It is a fact of history that the a'u "est
and noblest life oil God's green earth
has been bora of the Christian fatith.
Pleasure Is sometines only a chalhge
ot pain. A man who has.got the gout
feels first rate whien he gets down to
My advice is to consult, the lives of
other men.as. e woutlai looking-glass,
and froi thence fetch exatnples for
Do not go to your hands to work, or
to your feot to walk, oti to your head to
tilak, before yon' have gope. to your
knees to araty..
Veutako l4ssouis in ait, literatura-u
tioaithd ,tlii s but tlit. ij1k a HeIss
A poor relation 1s ike a lit P tle
gout, ftor the of tenor he coimes tha.e 19g
er lie stays, and by an1 b,11y ha will chbimie
to stiy all the tine.
When you-eai sly or a 'nta:t thatt his
rejigion hats got hold of lle poekotbook,
you .may baa reasonably,. pure thtit hi
religion is the right kint
A bad habit Is like a cn in that It has
nine lives. And like at cat diiAd' you
tmust- kill it nina tines :before jyou ,an
be sure. that it is;deai.
.Pat riiony- mpy be delned. L sqme
thittg whiclh everyibody i iac to act.
There is only one thing whloh' has
greater chiarmS, and that is natriiAny.
A greoat many itry-wrlter*4i1o hood
the ilearket wtvhthehmi triaph,ooui!ge a
large suma for the !r lagtpove), icjay
wo'uh'l only' proanlse tilt it slionld be
use last, a
Iclh peopiid can hetter afford to beo
religious thaat' oth re--for they' cant
eo.npiel: theIr servante. to keep tbJQ fiets
t' t.he uhiarch wval t 03y tIe ol~Oye4
keep (46 l'easts,,
It Is a soinewhat sad fact "thlea 'ome
peop)O le ia' higher 'polisha bnalhelr
boots than on their waantner. '.10 their
haeadhs were otnly iv!itre thei. et are
how they' would shne..
If we would, have>weflnid,
we must.think; if -We Vbtid hn~v&fgtth
ful liea rts, we musf.a love t if we Would
have strong spuseles, we t1mistapor.
'These ingludo.neArl,y aU t~'ag ls/vgua
bIlib th tlihfe'.
The ani who professes' tb b'lfleve
thiat qvil s -only theaiiaider sideoet good,
t,h.e da11k side of the mnoon, an,d pp3rly
al COnsponena .part of human,IIt will.
never haiot .t,he- 8atisf action lu %$'tg
frofl'inlanmmatioat'r 6f the blaab 4'
All' things 'mna't ' ohAhg4.0 'Frfnds
must be torni asunder and swept along
,in ta-4o ,e rent- of .events, Zo, l9eac
pthr qelon anti, perca ge o eur.
'anfd accident'we Whirl away0 '
Wye all love* plehsiure and'abhorisor
row. .Joont wlll'ohoose acidy sky j
an.d w,rgggh p.ath ; .ph41esqs avo
thir good parte, ana 4hose w ~.~aly
hddg for 'peace and' pitiSe IItry
to fend out'and 1itfraetthon of
hurrying . alonagt resentfully.Iehuwith
,forgyd 1gu13'A0y, ,, n,' &
ly $8, at )a s,aajy OkKL9A One.
i)ad nowgot b~d~~ k )i he
plonged- withoutahIavid h ~'fatlepro- .
phi oso hy,,teOlls usA!.~c.~, do
iy g dimp-lAte;# R ai 1
otur:nijthatIby- tile sa(nb process.
""Blessed' u r'4li *1'eitfor
6hey- shall sec 0od.'1>U frb~ 9iy q the
e9;r.lir .tQO, e her
so8, iq it~ a ta1s 0 -er
and, da natu roa~iiR9l it
nos o J Jh.1n Y~~
o oY.h( ho1a0-IP
ott t.ls oo