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RI-wEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, . C., JANUARY 13, 1880. VOL TV-N0 6
"Tl l! SWELLING SEA."
The birds of tio north flow onward,
'rho lichen its odor shed;
I ho crosceu moon was palo
As a water-ly=edead
Tora from its parent stein aud floating
For wcokb ofl its- watery bed.
T-io northern lights burned brightly
The circle was broad and low.
The rays wegliko w4irlqgpillars of tre
With green and crimson g.ow.
The dying man lay in ib hut
'Oh, whore shall we bury thee?
bhall we bury thee on the mountain,
Or under the swelling at a?
"Shall we bury thee on the mountain
In the ett rnal snow;
Where the spirits of the mists shall dance
While thou liost still below?
"Or wilt thou be sunk in tie sea
'rho blue and the swelling tea?
The birds of tho tempest shall whirl above,
And tho seals play merrily."
He mournfully smiled and whisporo low,
'"in he sea, the swelling sea"
THE BRIIDAL V: IL.
A pretty dark-eyed girl bcgan t.o work it,
whose lover was over the sea. She was a
French girl, and camtne of a tamily of lace
"I'lLwork my own bridal veil in my lei
sure time," she said. "So, when Walter
comes to marry me, I shall be a gay .bride."
But she never finished the veil. Walter
caime too soon. She married her English
lover-as poor as herself-and went with
him to London; and the half-finished veil
went along, carefully folded away at the
bottom of a trunk, and, for the time being, I
quite forgotten. -
It may have been forgotten in earnest I
during twelve years, for aught 1 know
certainly y that long unnoticed. A
lovel lit ,ten-year old girl was the fairy
tha't , Qn r i i She lidi
olden ' i.
'Oh, the charming lace !" she cried, clap
ping her hands and (lancing delightedly, as
Elise shook it out of the folds. '"Dear
mamma, what is It ? W.k.nIt c i . a y ad
why Is It but half done? Can I have it for
a dress for my (loll, mamma?"
The ;pretty dark-eyed matron laughed
and shook her head, and half-sighed, as she
pressed the delicate fabric to her lips. Then
she told the child the history of its making.
"But it shall- nob be hidden so long from
the light again." site said, tenderly. "I will
finish it, and when the time comes for my I
Adele to be a bride, she will have a veil to
be proud of."
Again the little taper fingers toiled merri
ly and busqlyoydr the' dllictt li}ce, atd
fairy-like'fet'ni dil niassMsof gr'aceful ffov
era grew steadily under thtem. Adele I
wateited the pr.ogress of the work with
the keenest Interest.
"Mamma, teach me to work it," she
said one (lay- "1y fingers are niuch finer
and tinier than yours."
After that sliQwul ingy er .little I
work-basket to 4iet; iotlJcr side andAvork
a veil for her doll. Th' facility with which
she learned the graceful art was astonish
ing. At the age of fifteen so perfect .was I
she that Elise did not fear to let her take ,
part in the creation of the bridal veil itself,
but they worked at it now and then as the
fancy seize4, 4m.
Louis 'Riviero was from Fyance, like
Adele's mother-that had been a bou be
tween them from the first-for Adele loved
her nother's conntry for her mother's sake,
t1-ough she herself was proud of being
called Englisli, and she also loved the-young I
Louis came of noble blood and was w,ell
to-do, .ie lied,solno money-not enough
to ilye upon iidle, liury, lint plenty to
scure him a' fair start in' business life.
Unwilli mg to enter upon this courqe in Paris,
where lis noble relations would diot scruple
to opposeihim',he had chosen London as thme I
scene of his fututre efforts, and eibarked in
business as a merchant there.1
The htappy weeks and mouths grew Into<
years,. Adele was rtow seventeen; It was
'add' tmigrea and 'prnmihed tliat, when the
-sprlng-timneceito e she sliottld be Riviere's
"Wo mmst, finish 'the bridal veil," -e'ied.
Jplis,. :cagerly. ." I tell yon, Mipneleur I
Louis, no lady of your proud house everi
wore a lace more exquisite and rich. Aht, I
shall I not feel proud when .1 look at my
beautiful child In her marriage robes, haid1
think of the poor peasant girl- of long ago
whto tolled at the lace to earn .coarse bread 1
*so far. awaf over the. gea?".. -
Louis turned quickly at these words, a
IoIl of dlsppsmed surprise in his dark eyes.
, Whtat peqagt girl, madatme I" he ques
"Miyself 1" 'he answered, hamppily, not
marking tJiQok or the tone. "Whot, wqs 1
I bu g el@:a# Whm(n mg geh
erouis $Ou g (6 Ve' arried ble,'the father~ of
lie answered nothing, and Ellse went
*merrily chattering on; but Adele noted hisI
suddenly downcast eyes and gloomy eyes,
tihoughm she was far froi~ suspedoting: th'o
cause of either.
His haughty faiily piride had received a
"A lace-tmaker'i" he said to himself' "A
peasant girl!i If I.had but known It!"
All that night, and1 for days and 'nightsi
afterward, the thmought of- his bride's humn-1
cdl s n
"affected htis .temper; he became irritable,
fretfutl, Impatient, sometinles to the very
verge of inmpoliteness oven, above MW,iIe
conceived an absurb but violent dislike to
the bridal veil;
eveuf'ng, in a moment or self-forgetyjgeg
and whoa he and Adele were alone. '"If,
Indeed, you love me, never work at in my
presence, Adele; and If I. dared ask one
special favor fol'yo/t shouldi be-"
She folded her work anid let bier fair
hands fail on it In her lap ; one
that thiode little barMlds were trem~b ,'
dhe wg greati'~ risOd at this mat er
~ ~ ouI." Oud It be poe.
- 1 icoe t
"You ask a singular favor," she sal1,
wvitlh forced quiotness. "Are you awate
htit my de4ir mother worked this veil?
The hot, Impulsive temper answered in
stant3ly, without a Ihought ;
"It is for that very reason that. I hate it."
And then she understood him. This
laughter of England"had been slow to mus
pect or comprehend the pride of the French
tristocrat, but she would not marry the
iani who thought he Stooped to take her.
She fohted up the veil, and gently but
'You did not,know when first you sought
no for a bride, that mammna was a lace
worker in France, if you had, lerhaps you
would not have loved ne. Since you have
earned this fact you have regretted our en
,agement. ..You need not speak. I have
cen i a change in you-I feel that it is so !
But there is no harm done," she went on
with simple dignity, "since I have learned
the truth before it is too late ; and so-" she
lield out to him, a little trembling hand,
which he took mechanically-"and so I will
;rant you the favor you covet, my friend.
Your bride shall not wear my darling
inother's bridal veil"-hero he kissed the
band. and she drew It quickly away-''but
hat is because I shall not be your bride."
No need to dwell upon what followed.
1-Is prayers, his protestations-humble at
lrst, then 'angry-his tears, that had no
power in them to sap the strength of her
resolution. They parted coldly at last
-lovers stilll In heart, for love (lies not so
asily, but outwardly seeming scarcely even
She stood proudly as he left the room;
when the sound of the street door closing
tfter him sttuek like a knell of hope to her
roung, passionate heart, she flew to the
window and watched himi out. of sight.
-Go! Go!" she cried, dashing away the
ears that blinded her. "Go fron my eyes,
inteful tears, and let me see my love for the
ast time ! My love ! my love ! And I have
She sank down, sobbing, Just then the
1ound of her mother's voice, singing merrily
in old French.song in a room .above, came
;o her ears. Oneo more site dashed the tears
"Hle despised you,.my darling Maimina
rou I No, no. I wdhlnever pardon him."
Her parents questioned her in vain. She
iad quarreled with Louis; that was all
hey could-learn, And before a chance for
econciliatlon came, Elise was smitten with
nortal illness and died in three days, and
&dcle, overwhelmed by the awful calamity,
wvas prostrated with brain fever.
At this juncture a summons came to
[ouis from France, demanding his imie
iiate presence thero Strange changes had
'aken place. Two of the three lives that
iad stood between him and the titles and
!states of the Marquis de Ia Riviere had
>een suddenly swept away, and the third, a
rail aund dcli<c4te hild lay dying. The
irds ut Maiqdis, iuin4elf,;a feeble old nan,
was also at the point of death, so they sent
a haste to Louis, as the heir of the (lying
The news bewildered him. His heart
wolled with exultation and delight, but it
sank again. Adele I Had lie not lost
.dele ?. "I care not for rank or wealth un
ess she shakes them I" cried his heart. "I
ill go ajd,inpJord her pardon."
IHe made the attempt' but in vain. le
ought her father, and said a few words to
tim, however, that- might have made all
vell again had she ever heard them ; but she
iever did. When her long and wasting
iickness was over at last, and she began,
lowly and feebly, to take hold on life, she
Qund .herself an - orphan in ;very ttttth !
alter had followed Elise to a better
No even tlhen had she drained the cup of
orrow to the dregs ; her fathei"s affairs had
een terribly Involved; when all was set
led, she was penniless.
Poor Adlelce1 Truly might It be said that
orrows "camne nuot single spies, but in bat
allions." father, mothier, lover, home, all
lone! What had life left to offer her but
>atience and pain ?
And Louis ? He would have written her
mmediately upon his arrival im Paris, but
hat ho felt so blIssfully sure that her father
vould make all well. A fewv weeks later lhe
lid write, inforinhig her fully of his strange
y altered fortunes, and implormng her to
~aidon nd accept once more as her true
over the Marquis de la Rivlete.
And the lOttct' never reached her. The
iouse.to. which it caine was empty and( d1e
eorted, the lately happy home was brokeu
ip, and.the little English girl, for whom a
maband and title and fortune were waiting
a sunny Wrane, was earning a sorrowful
iing as a.lacemaker,
Buch are some of the strauge 'rbversos of
'cal life, mlore wonderfnl than any fiction.
So the Marqutis waited for an answer In
ratn. Then pride rose up in arnms. "8he
corns, me," lie thought. "EShe, a poor
easant's chIld I I am punished for my
Aiid lie resolved to drive her from his
ieur%, hut af r many, iponths jils letter to
4elp was rb ekuIi@ to hftn, drowsed and re
,rossedI with srnge addeesses.
It was a messenger of hope to hin. 'She
la(d not slighted, she had not scorned him;
3erhaps she had not.ceased to love. B9fore
mnoiher day and night had passed, the Mar
ininvs bh 'hls'way to London.
Need I tell of his welcome there. When
lid wealth and title fail tonfnd a wvarm one?
r of the friends of former years wvhio flocked
;o claim acquaintance i Has no t prosperity
dlways host of frIends? Butt none could
ell hin of Adele, beyond the history of her.
itter sorrows She, beIng poor had fallen
-'nd ae th re -nonth's a -"~ id Ihad
tjed to li1d ib h' had niieyj fluei*c,
hoopest heart interest to aidL his search, and
rct, in spite of all, lie failed.
L/'&he Is dead," hie thought, with anguish.
"I have come too late, it is In the grave
hlat I shall find my darling. If it be so;
Igle for her sake I" Bnt that was his
lIeart's resolve ; uulsnspectedl by any onNm
M[any a gay belle and brilliant beauty haid
Iprced her nets to secure the splendid prild
of a titled hiisbapd.
HTald; -h ~as the;faireatandwelthihd6 of
rI,t iar goldo hsiuiwW not;n
bif,wr ir monr than the others'-the
memory of an olden love.
kl9never suspected that, however,
made mure that ho was i11 her tol
3he arranged chai'ades, rleaux, lays,
heart, was that of a bridal-need it be said
that Louis was the bridegrooi, herself the
"lie will speak now surely," sho thought,
as sie blushed and trembled beside him,
while the curtain came slowly down.
"But, no, he only bowed as he led her
from the platform; and then one of tho but
tons of Ills coat caught In her bridal veil.
. It has been said that "trities nake up the
sumi of human happiness."
It seemed so now, As the Marquis st.op
ped to disengage the lace, suiddnly Ie ut
tered a straiige cry.
It was Adele's hridal veil
"I borrowed it of a lace maker," Miss
Hale eaid, in reply to his anxious question
ing. "I had ordered one like it ; but her
health Is bad, and she failed to have it
flnished In time. So then I made her lend
me this. She was quite unwilling, too,'
she added, pouting, "just because it was her
.mother's work. Such funeies for a poor
"A young girl ?"
"Oh, no;- very thin and worn, and sad;
with fine eyes, but too dull and pale to be
called pretty. Bnt an exquisite lace-maker.
I shall be glad to give you her address if you
hnve any work for her."
Yes, he had work for her-work that they
would share together ; the blessed work of
binding up an almost broken heart, of re
storing love and happiness to both their
Miss Iale never received her veil-the
Marquis claimed it.
In its stead lie sent her a oomiplte set of
laces that made her-in that regard, atleast
-the envy of society ; and Louis iarried
Pale and thin, and somewhat careworn
still, was the bride of the Marquis on her
wedding day, but to bis eyes-the eyes of
faithful love-it was still the sweetest face
in the whole world that smiled and wept
beneath Elise's bridal veil.
And ho kissed the old lace and blessed it,
because through It lie had found her again.
"1 lovl it now !" said he. "I prize it next
to yourself, dearest; It shall be kept as a
And so it was. Many a fair and high
born bride wore "the bridal veil of Iliviere"
in years to come. It and its story passed
through many generations of proud and
happy wearers. But anong them all none
were more truly blest than she who "through
much suffering had attained to joy."
The poor lace-maker. whose mother was
a peasant girl, but who, for true love's sake
and for love alone, was chosen from all
other women to be Madame I Marquise de
.A writer from Paris says; I have been
favored wit)h the sight of one of the most
famous jewels of the world-a stone that
has. its history and its pedigree, and is
celebrated In the annals of the noted genis
of Europe. I have held in my hand and
admired beneath the rays of the sunlight
the finest sapphire that is. known to exist.
This beautiful and well-nigh priceless
stpnp combines in a singularly perfect de
gree the leading qualifications of size, and
shape, color and water. In form it is a
flat oval being about two inches long by an
inch and a-half wide. It is cut slightly en
cebochon on top, and into a multitude of
small facets beneath. Its hue is perfect,
being a warm, lustrous Marie Louise blue,
nqt so darkr as to show black beneath the
gaslight but having all the velvety koftness
and purity of . tint required in a really
fine gem of this description. Its weight is
300 carats, and it belongs to a noble and
vtealthy Russian family, in whose posses
sion it, has been the last two centuries, and
it has been placed by 'its owner 'in the
hands of one.of the great diamond merch
ants of Paris for safe keeping. One of the
Rothschild family-has offered for it not less
a sunm than $800,000, but the offer has been
refused. I asked the courteous gentleman
in whose care It lias been loft as to the ac
tual value of- the stone. Hie told me that,
as it was perfectly unique, no precise vaihi
atin could lie set uponf It, but that he was
incelined to estimate It ait somne $400,000.
He lhe also showed me a striing of enor
mous11 graduated pearls of extreme purity
and tlneness (the center one was as large as
a cherry), and told fine that the ncklace
belonging to the noble Russian was comn
posed of six similar strings of eqaal beauty
and exceptional size. The great sapphire
was mounted to be worn as a brooch, being
surmounted with a large diamond of some
twenty ca: ats weight. Its guardian informed
me that the pendant belonging to this
brooch was composcd of a large spear
shaped sapphire, weighing sixty carats and
set in diamonds. The whole collection of
jewels belonmging to this one family is
worth over $2,000,000. *?There is no such
sapph)lire as that largest one," continued my
informant, "even among the crown jewels
of Russia. i furnished miyself two very
fine onep to the Empress, each weighing
six carats, but they do not compare with
this magnificent gem4" The gentlemnan
who spake was wvell qualified to give an
obInion, as lie is one of the few diamondl
merchants of the world, and is, moreover, a
noted exbert. He It was whio was recently
sent for by the Russian Government to go
tb St. Petertburg to make a full estimate
of the full value of the crown jewels, and\
lie furnishps whatever ornaments. in pre
cl ous stones are purchased by the members
of. the imperial famiily.
-The Indians have gay times gambling
levery Sunday hifternoon upon the hill. The
gamblig.Is done with bundle of sticks.
The 'Indian; rango 'themselves in a oh5cld
and keop up a continuouts chant as the game
proceeds. The Iudlass of one tribe .pool
their money against: that of another tribe,
and then one of the number "casts the lot."
The tics ar ofhard Wrood, about AIgb~t
inchesin length,and about twice the thick
ness of broom-straws. They~ are all white,
9*4994 one,'which has a black, stripe labbat
an Inch 'wide around the center. The dealer
places'b btlekcs behiii,d hh,i and divides
Menn t*o sepaurtte .branches, .holding
his hands closely about the centet. Th4n
~no of the 'opposite tribe tiles a g'uod Ams
'to 'which hand contains the black stick.
'rho sticks are themn scattered out on a
long as LUfebthef .a. 0fails'to gutess rlgl~t
dear hio de also frnisesthe
vocal music, whieI h'rariably has a tin ac
Who Eats ie ?
"flow many pies do you use Im a day *'
asked a reporter of Mr. I lenry N. Smith,
of the Grand Hotel New York.
"We don't use very many," he replied.
''If you want to learn something about the
consumption of pie go to some hotel kept
on the American plan. There they give
away their pie; here we sell pie. You see
when a mai sits downi at table d'hote he
knows he has $1.50 to pay any way, anl(d
he begins with three kinds of soup. Then
he takes six or seven roasts. aund tinally tells
the waiter to bring him a little of every
thing there is. Of course he grets a piece
of pie; maybe three pieces. Now, if he
should order that way at our table, where
we charge for each dish, it would break
him all up. We use, perhaps, twenty-five
or thirty a day. Maybe nine or ten mince
pies and as many apple and one or two
each of squash and lemon and cocoanut or
some other kind. We vary the bill of fare
each day, of course.
At the Windsor Hotel the greatest inter
est is felt in the subject of pies. Mr. Mel
chior the steward, conducted the reporter
through the kitchens, sampling choice pies
In all directions and introducing him to
chief cooks of various departments. Eugene
Mehl, the clo f of the hotel, spoke emphati
cally on the subject of copper and cleanli
ness. '1)irt is poisonous wherever It is,"
lie said, "8land copper is deadly if you put
any acid in it or let anything stand in it
after it stops boiling. I remember twenty
five years ago some people died after eating
oysters at the Metropolitan. It wasall laid
oil tile oysters and nobody found out what
the polsis was or where it came from, but
we knew in the kitchen. It was copper."
It appeared on further conversation that
about one hundred pies were eaten by the
guests of the Windsor every day. Fifty
apple pies are made every day the year
around and fifty of some other kid, there
being always two kinds on the bill of fare.
Each pie is servered In four pieces.
"How many people do you feed ?'
"On an average, about four hundred,"
said Mr. Melchior.
"'Tien everybody eats pie ?
"Well, yes, pretty nearly everybody, al
t1jough a few take two pieces. It averages
about a portion to each guest, though."
*At the Gilsey House about ten pies and a
dozen tarts, or small pies, are used. They
are cranberry, lemon, mince, pumpkin,
squash, apple, peach and custard. At the
H1offinan House the second clerk said:
"Pies! pies? How many pies do we cat ?
I don't know, really. Tracy, how many do
you eat a day? Six ?" Tracy smiled. "We
don'tuse many," said he. "Probably got
more than six or eight. But Lord, you ought
to see the size of 'em. They are big."
At the Union Place Hotel Mr. Samuel
Smith said their consumption varied ac
cordis to who came in during the day.
"Perhaps about titirty, but when sonic of
the ple-eaters come in it runs up to -fifty.'
At the Astor House over four, hundred pies
are used daily and sometimes as many as
five hundred, mostly at the lunch counter.
At the Metropolitan seventy-five la the daily
figure. At the Stiiteivant; where there Is a
well-patronized lunch counter, 180 pies
disappeared daily. Florence, the pastry
cook at the Grand Central, makes over fifty
pies a day. At the Rossmore not more
than twelve or fifteen pies a day are nicceE
sary. The bill of fare is varied from day
to day, cranberry, mince, apple, apple
meringue; custard and cocoanut being the
favorites. At Parker's, mince, apple, cran
berry and cocoanut pies are sold, eight or
ten a day being the total. At the St. Cloud
pies are made'small, each custonjer getting
a whole one. The daily consumption aver
fges--mince, 8; apple, 8; lemon, 4;
Washington, 4; squash,' 4, and about seven
"'scattering." At the Coleman House there
is a large variety but a small consumption.
Of pumpkin, mince, apple, peach, strawv
berry, custard, lenmon and cocoanut not more
than ten or a dozen pies daily are eaten.
At the Fifth Avenue seventy-five pies a day
are used. At tihe St. Nicholas at least one
hundred and fifty are sold daily. At the
Brunswick one proprietor was out an(l time
other was busy; but Mr. McCartney was
Instructed to give all possible information.
Mr. McCartney said that personally lie
cared little for pie. When lie was a child
lie spake as a child and ate as a child, but
when lie became a man lie put away chlhd
ish things, including pie. The patrons of
the Brunswick cared vezy little for pie. Of
course they called for some pie, but the
principal demanJl was for fancy pastry, andl
he showed thme reporter a bewildering dis
play of the same.
Freaks of a Monarch.
The palaces on which8Sultan Abdul Azzi z
and the ex-Khedive expended so many
millions, luxurious as they are, have been
surpassed even In modern times by tihe
freaks of rulers still more excentrie. ils.
tory has preserved the memory of the ice
palace built by the Russian Empress Anne,
who punished- several of her dainty cour
tiers by compelling them-to pass the night
in its great chamber of state, .where they
weie almost frozen to death. The Czar
Paul, grandfather of the present sovereign,
constructed a room formed entirely of htige
mirrors, where lie spent hours walking ,too
andi fro in full . uniform--a singular taste.
for the ugliest man. In Russia. One of
the native princes of Java.cooled his palace
by making a stream fall in a cascade: over
the gateway, and the Indian deapot, Tippoo
Sahib, placed beside his diriner tab}e a life
size figure of a tiger devouring an EnglIsh
officer, the roar of the beaist land thed shrieks
of- his victim being imitated by hidden' ma
chinery. The late King 'of Ouxdo kelit- in
his country palace a large colldation of 'pet
serpents, wieh9 hp is ild to .haaye more
than once amused him*el by ldtting loose,
with'fa'tdl. eftedtupdo, Ite 1peig.Hindus
. How to .udge toe 'eather.
The colofs ofi thme skyAt' differemt times
are a wondprftul guida'nes N~ ot bbly does
clear Weathmeb.pr.esage! fair Weather, but
there are other tints which speak with
cleatness' sad Accumofe.: !A bright' yellow
sky in: thei evenilg indieates' a4Wdd; pale
yellown wet1.'a, neutral 'tray 6btestltutce a~
favorable sign'in thoeiiorAingj an hhfavota.
ble one in the evening. The clouds are full
of mreaipg in theliselve.: "If the* are soft,
undefined And' feathoryj'the woa'her will
bor fine; if. tho. edges! are hgtd, slkrp and'
definite Ik will. be' foub.' Generallyv speaku'
ing, any deep, unusual hues betoken wind
c mjIlleaore Quiet'Vjmt~ rt tinth
daraweatherIl aiosw :those
A Mialtig (ldl< 1)olir.
A young lady of Lambertville, New
Jersey, has a dollar. with a monogram in
seribed upon it, which has been the subject
of a great leal of attention. It was attach
ed to a bracelet by a chain. One eveuing
in the latter part of February last, after a
sleigh rilde, she missed it. 'T'le broken
chain showed how it had disappeared.
Seam ch was made, but it was of no avail.
nllly an advertisement caught the eye of
an habitual loafer about town. I e went
to the house and said that he had found the
dollar below the steps of the sleigh the
morning after the ride and had spent it for
whiskey att a saloon. 'The friends of the
young lady determined to find the dollar if
possible. 'rite saloon-keepcr reinembered
receiving the money, but he had paid it to
a butcher. The latter recollected paying it
over to a drover in Trenton. The address
to the drover was secured and a letter writ
ten hiu, requesting a reply at once. It
cane, with the infortation that he had
purchased a ticket to Philadelphia with it
the very day the Lambertville butcher gave
it to him, and that the Trenton ticket agent
had remarked about the monogram. '"'The
search was continted. 'The agent remem
bered the dolltr, and said h laid it aside
for a few hours, but it was forwarded to
the general olllc. i Philadelphia with the
daily account. 'T'he receiver of the New
Jersey receipts at PIhladelphia was next
corresponded with. The beautiful mono
gra:n had been noted, but the dollar had
been deposited in the aank. His opinion
was that. It could be obtained from the
cashier. The cashier was communicated
with. Ills attention had besn called to the
initials on the back of the dollar by one of
the clerks and he had instructed the clerk
to place it aside for a few weeks. Unfor
tunately, In the absence of tie clerk, a gen
tlelman, desiring several hundred dollars in
gold, preparatory to a California trip, had
been furnished with the amount, and the
little piece had in some way been mixed
with that sum and gone westward. The
gentleman's mnme was furnished, and a
letter was sent to him. "The events sofar
described took place in March, and the
reinainder of the spring and all summer
passed with no tidings from the lost bangle.
A few days ago, however, there caine a
letter from Detroit, written by the gentle
man who had gone West, which said that.
his health had been poor, so that instead of
returning at once from California, as he
proposed when lie started, he had stopped
at Colorado Springs for the summer to
recuperate. The letter relat ing the account
.of Lite dollar had been delayed and nut for
ward, so that he never received it until lie
reached Chicago. lie said he had the
dollar in his possession as the monogram
attracted his nol.ice. The initials were
t,hose of a yoiug friend of his, and kept.
the coin on that account. Ilie promised to
scnd the dollar as should be (irected. He
was as good as his word,. and the littlogold
piece Is back in Lambertville once, more."
The other lay a young gentleman who
hts been enamored of one of the fairest
daughters of Vest Monroe street, Chicago,
but who has met. with scant courtesy from
her parents, suddenly hit upon the great
discovery that asking a girl's farther's con
cent was an idle formality. "Iiy Jove I" he
said, after thinking the matter over in all
its various aspects, "it is the old wonan
who is the power behind the throne. Once
you get her on your side you are all right,
andt besides, you are saved from any annoy
ance by your mother-In-law, for she can't
go and say to your wife: "If you had taken
my advice,' or, 'I always told you so." By
Jove, I'll go for the old woman." So, dress
ing himself In his gay attire, the young man
went up, and, after explaining matters to
his sweetheart, inttced her to call down
her mother. HeIr father had gone to D)es
Moines ont business.
"Well, sir," sat(d the old1 lady, with icy
coldness, "what (10 yout wish to say to
"come, madam," said the heroic youth,
"to demand the htanld of your lovely
dattghter in mtarriage."
"'Demand a fIddlestick I" said the old1
lady, with asperity : "Amianda is too young
to be miarried1 yet, and If she vrasn't, and
there wasn't butt one0 husband In the world,
and you were he, I would say "Na-aw I"
D)r you understand that ?"
"In a measure I apprehend your meani
lag," said the young lov'er, while Amanda,
wh'lo was listening behmind the foiding dlOOrs,
whisp-ered to herself 'that ama was real moan,
iand felt her heart sinik Into her slippers;
"and I was prep)ar'et for' it. I hmad already
seen your husband."
"You had. oh?. Do you mean to say
thait that chmuckle-heasded clanm 1had con
"No, nmadaum, not precisely. In fact, lhe
said ho would be--a-hemmed first. Brut
as.ini suchi matters as these it, Is alwvays best
to deal wit,h- principals,,I thought, I would
see you, although your husband said that
whlen lie said "No,". awl put hsis foot down,
that wvas, an end of, mnatte:s. In his houise. I
wantedl to.jse allowed,to plead my care be-.
fore yout, because theo syipathies of a
beautiful aind clever wonman,st,ihI young in
heart pis site Is in looks-but alas I heo told
me it would dQ no good-tlist you were
prejuidice againust me, andl If you favored my
suit your hihnablest sollitlori could not
"When did my husband.tell you all this?
Was ho sober-quito soler ? ie piut -lisa
foot down, indeed 1"
"About modn on Ttesday~ aur4 I neve
feen hmu more collected and rational. Imip
deed, lhe was uriusually billd ityid liensive,
~inj when I told 'him of mlty desire to a
lItrled, ho saidT~ "JJctter '1ot; if jpusiknow
ithat's oed fora you-dofst. 'h dare say.
iny de hiter Is very' baindkodie, am'd all
thait kind of tiig bulkshet tmkes aflei' her
ntuter. I am rehily- doIhggut a kihdness
in refstsintg my 6osest." '
' 'rThe snub-noged it'aitor1I" said the old
ihdy, WAt'mmly;' '"well, flow, I watit yOfu to
uniderstanid one- thing ; 1 arti 'the jfatria(ch'
of I thiii'huouold,isnd whewr mf husband
leaves mnb out of the calculation .16-is equI4
Malent to the ominission of thsestibtraliend,
*dehoinater, quotient, -divisor, thiultiplier
and -thes one you' carry. ' You understand
"Yes'mn y but your huisbatid dbesn't, thinli
" Well !whha lihe geth lback-I'll just'vnt in
soremebt, humblest'solloitationsa-bolle a
that ib I he calls ehthmand libitll uu
.dedstand memu'Abct'I'l p,rov.ltu;to.
&tands coJ,V1eher.~ Tsi.
ldbh aftd lit 0o 661~~!~
I'll see that you get them. Young man,
embrace your betrothed bride. Bless you,
my children, I want this thing settled once
It was hdmost too good to be true, and
the lovers had to hug each other several
times during the evening (which they
pent on the same chair) to be sure it was
not all a dream. Nevertheless the fair
Amanda fc't several qualms and fears when
she thought of her stern father's return,
and the possibility that the game would be
up then. But it wasn't. The old man got
home from Des Moines late on Thursday
night. lie slept on the sofa, and looked
visibly older at breakfast the next morning,
having a startled and pained expression In
his eyes. When the meal was concluded
he took his daughter aside and asked her
if she was really sure that she loved the
young man, and when she replied that he
could gamble on It (or words to that effect).
he said he could no longer withhold his
consent-her happiness was more to him
than the s[ictaele of vindicated authority.
"Oh, pa, how good and kind you are 1"
sobbed the beautiful g'rl, falling upon his
''Amanda, my love," said the author of
her being, "that's all right, and I do not
bear your lover any malice, but I don't want
you, my dear girl, to think that your pa is
a three-ply, double-and-twist liar, for I
never said anything of the sort. But it
would do me no good to deny it; no, not if
I sued him for perjury, and the jurors
brought in a verdlict of guilty without leav
ing the box ."
Ain Ai:nerlean Itihdoriok Dhit.
lthoderick Di, with variations, has been
played in the northern Georgia mountains,
Barrony, a "moonshiner" leader, who had
set the revenue ofilcers at defiance, was
surprised at night in his house. The of
ficers waited until the family had gone to
sleep and than surrounded the house and
closed it on the insuspecting family. Bar
rouy, though surprised while asleep,
sirang from his bed and lied, clad only in
his night clothes. Despite this light weight,
he was overtnken by the deputies, over
powered and tied. While the deputies
were engaged with the people at the door,
a daughter of tne prisoner, about 18 years
of age, slippedi out of the back door,
dressed only in the garment in which she
had been sleeping, and made for the moun
toin side with the swiftness of a young an
tilope. She carried in. her hand a fox-horn.
As soon as she reached the crest of the
mountains she turned and "gave one blast
upon her bugle horn," to summon her
father's comrades to the rescue. As rapid
ly as possibly the depuuty had his prisoner
dressed, and forming his men into close
order, moved off toward his wagons. le
and his men were followed by the family
of the prisoner, vhich was constantly rein
forced by the arrival of mountaineers,
aroused amid angry. By the time the de
puties had gone a mile the threatening force
behind had grown to 20 or 25 men.. When
they had reached a long, narrow defile, the
deputy in charge found that there was a
large force of men in front of him, and that
each side of the defile was held by sharp
shooting monntaineers, who were hidden in
the woods. lie, tberefore, began to par
ley. The mountai icers demanded the re
lease of Berrony. The deputy at first pro
tested and refused, but he soon found there
were 50 men opposed to him, with the ad
vantages of position. At length the de.
puty surrendered him, and he joined his
friend's in the woods.
Lomses by Fire.
The statistics of' losses by fAre in the
United States collected by and from insur
ance agents show that, for the nine months
endtng with September, the losses aggre
gate over sixty-one millions of dollars. If
proportlonate losses occur in tihe remaining
three months ot the year, the aggregate
will reach near eighty millions. But many
losses occur which are not reported b)y In
surance agents, so that the total aggregate
loss for the year will probably be about
one hundlred millions of dollars. This is
tao annual tax in losses we pay for our
p)resent methotis of building intimmable
wooden and p)artly wooden buildings. In
addition to those losses, which are abso.
luteglestruction of wealth, we pay nearly
as muchu more In Insurance, In taxation to
snpport costly fire departments and appara
tus in cities and towns, and in time rapid
deterioration ia value of wooden and partly
woodlen b)uildings, and, the expense of .con
tinual repairIng, repainting, etc. If this
enormous annual taxation andl loss caused
by our excessive use of wood in buildings
fire proof, time cost would not be much, if
any, greater thman it now Is, while our
buildings would acquire the great advan -
tages of permnanenoy, solidity, and increased
real value. However, as a reform in build
ing methods is a slow process and not like
ly to become general so long as our forests
furnish ap~ abundance of cheap lumber, our
exeBssive losses by fire should Induce at
least aa improvement In the character of
fire appartus in cities. At present the de
mand is genei-ally for light rapidly; mova
ble, steam,fire engines. eo rpain object
seems to lIe to .get quic y to a fire, and
p)ut it out before It becontes a large confia.
gration. Tisl is a correct theory,,and it
Is generally correct in practice. .But,
when a fire does get fairly started,, so as to
become ii poweyful conflagration, then the
light steamers, especially where tpe build.
lngs 'are tall and close toisether, prove Ia
adeqnate.. . Therefore .*everya city sl;ould,
hu4voja certain proportion of,betayy1gd ex
tra powerful steniers, w6.h ex(tr%. tr9ng
Pipo papable of delive tn4lqods or, wvater
at, great heights, pprhialls h nmeo,
strearns. If thead $ieavy onglues are slower
in'getting to t 0, th4y will Qffen prove of
theo greatest vjl9Vwhen they d6 'gt th'ere.
* Afi6ve tim 1 ud.
>Probably thd -largekt 'reek lb the&kho*n
world "Is th'o soiuth '4fonie dtf-Yoinit.
Staniib at the forktof'the l9pner' v'alloy, it'
reais iteelt, ' olid -tock Joa' 0,000 feet
alidth thekrblind." A Itib jwerful hand
thath that 'of utho TPitft ha ' ut away the'
esiterd'hhlf, l641n'g W alibepee~ Pmefp
a' mile'ti-lielglit.' F ierield' ~l in
ivoider at th6!spike'driverin~to th ryel
bnyh hrdy uerit whob iadftf t)(
dagln intho'it,bol e f
tur tw ldpa
--Quakers wore publicly whipped for
their religious professions irt boston In
--Slvty thousand acres of fruit trees
wore planted in Iowa during the past
-Prof. B. F, Mudge thinks the anti
quity of men cannot be less than 200,000
-George Elliot is now fifty-nine
years old, and has earned $250,000 with
-The value of church property of aM
kinds l New York state is estimated at
--The cotton crop of America this
year will be fully 500,000 bales more
thain ever before.
-Mr. James Russell Lowell's house
Cambridge, $lass., has beet} rented for
the winter by Ole Bull.
-The brewers of Cincinnati propose
to unite all interests in one great Cou
pany, with a capital of $8,000,000.
-The average salary of a certificated
school-master in England is now *593;
that of a school-mistress is $355.
-R. Weber, the German chemist, has
shown that vinegar will attack pure
tin, as well as alloys of tin and lca,.
--'When the United States becomes
as densely populated as Holland, it
will contain 837,433,019 inhabitants.
-A cotton broker of Nev York
claims that his commissions on one day's
business recently amounted to over
-Charleston, S. C., has had its first
fall of snow in ton years. hundreds
of school ehildren had never seen snow
-Every kind of leather of oak and
sumac tannage is produced in CIncin
nati, there being 30 tanning- establish
-The sixty-five thousand dogs of
St. Petersburg bring to the city treas
ury $130,000 per year, $2 being the tax
upon each dog.
-Mr. Claude Bernard shows by ex
periment that plants, like itnimals, may
be placed under the influence of ether
-Rev. George Randall, of Yancy
county, N. C., has killed 575 groui
hogs this season, and preached two
sermons every Sunday.
-Mexico was colonized Just one hun
drad years before Massachusetts. IThe
former was settled by Spanish knights,
the latter by English Pilgrims.
-The number of recruits to be levied
next year for the Russian army has
been fixed at 322,500-a larger quota
than has been raised in war time.
-On the surface of the earth but lit
tle more than one-quarter is land, the
rest being water, The area of the land
surface is 5-1,000,000 square miles.
-Aenry Lawa Selwyn, a full blood
ed Sioux Indian and a son of a leading
chief of the Yankton tribe, has been
ordained pastor of the church at Yank
--General Sheridan, who was ill for
two weeks witt a severe cold, border
ing on pneumoia, has almost recover
ed, and Is agan busy at his military
--The damage caused by fires in Rus
sia in the month of August is comput
ed at no less a sum than nearly $15,414,
000, Urkutsk alone havlag sul'ered to
the amount of $11,744,000.
-The exports of domestic provlions
and tallow from the United States for
the month of October, 1879, fogted up
$7,886,027 in value, against $6,797,005
for the same month last year.
-The Tihhorne claimant, as a pris
oner. has asked the use of the .Bible
Macaulry's History of Eniglandi, and
GIbbon's History or Rome, but the au
thorities harve denied his petitIon.
-In spitlting open a log hiauled on
land from the Susquehanna River at
Marietta, Pa., three handsome bass,
one weighing five pounds, were found
In a cavity in the centre of the log.
-Th'le new JPullman. pailace cars are
very lutxurIous, costing oach $15,000.
Ordinary p)assenger cars obst' $4,000;
tirawing-room- ears, $8,000 i mall and
b)aggage cars, $2,000; box cars $400.
--T'he total production -of Thoney in
Lhe United States .for some years past
has average (thout 50 000,000 pounds
innuLaly.' I~s estihiaea. that'th pro
lluction tis 'ear will no6t1O1eo 25,
)00,000 pounds. .. -' .
-Austria has 1,380,623 horses ; 7,425,
212 oxen and,.oows; 5,056,808 sheep;
379,10h goats; 2,551,473 swine, and 013,
743 hives 'of bees. T1hesO''figures are
from the latest stitistloi crpns just
-Indiana has the largeet sh offunrd
of any s'tate-lh the Union.. 'nas $11,
300,000 It. school property and: $9,000,
3)00; in the St a~ Trppas.gry, a total of
I.20,000,000, or 7?0 to .every philj at
tending the'pubili schiodl.
-'-Shiepbuiidini'f on' the Clyde was
never.4o active as 'nowf 70 vesselB be
ing on .the sto?I e in' the thmityrfive
Id IA Odtb t hon 'meat
lantle Oonpany is haiving Oight~ niew
steoa,mets contructed. .
-he grave of Rob Roys in.the lone
ly ohtarchy* r4 at -3 h ie geot
Land, is ma ed bye ai b?t a
o$nwury od on whicli . itYe'ir
tree crossed by a sW4tdi":&d-Ug e(ort
ang 4-crown, but 'wlthout anyo'nemo.
pr9p~ed ,~ bettpr niegioo
-A Weddin "' rd' t Ths"Ma
ohlde, He'., tl& te~ di. ht the
bridegroomhs'age Was 71'm0 th baride's
6~Q* ..gt9 oepresent1in0liing
of ithe'dight wes &8yea's old '~a.
- .ltV ib now btiiidfM'Th'ar tiill afe
J5,Q carriage'/manufactu'resIw the.
nh~ a; e, whqppot
lbsWi tipWhed.ef u
.-rheJ WoJmela spf9