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rTI-WEEKLY EDITION. W INNS1()RO, S. C., JANUARY 24, 1880. VOL. IV.-NO.11.
WAIT A WHILE.
Wait a while,
n the storm will bo over,
There's a bit of blue
ore's sweetness ye6 in the olover,
Trust and wait,
Tuough burdens great,
awd on the heart are prossfa.
. For a hand of love
Will the cross remove.
nd leave In its stead a blessing.
'Neath the snow
: No roses blow,
ud thoro no bees are humming;
But they gather sweets
In their dark retreats
To brighton the days that are comings
Dark and dreur
The skies appear,
When the cloudy day's doolining,
But tho night must fall
And sover all,
Ere the sun renews its shining.
The Doctor's Choice.
The cream of Galton society was congre
tcd it the Town Ifall, waiting for the
Conspicuous in the crowd sat Miss Al
freda Morton, smiling and happy ; for was
not her new silk dress the envy of the town,
and her hat imported direct from Paris, and
was not her escort for the evening young
Dr. Grey, the best "catch" in Galton, a
rising man in his profession, with sonic for
And then it was so seldoin" that Dr. Grey
honored any young lady wit - his attentions,
that handsome Miss Alfreda felt especially
She smiled complacently upon her less
forui a'c sisters, chatted gaily with the doc
tor, displayed her pretty, ringed hands, and
made herself the centre of attraction till
Mabel Benson and her father came in and
took seats in front of theni.
Now Miss Alfreda had a piece of spite in
her nature, and made some pretensions as a
musician, while Mabel Benson was undoubt
edly a better musician.
The young lady never allowed an oceca
sion to show her petty jealous to pass, and
one was ready for her now.
She turned to her intimato friend, Efile
4 Barr, who sat directly behind, and said:
"Just look at Mabel Benson's bonnet I
It's every bit made up out of old pieces. It's
her own work, 1 know."
"It looks nice, though, Alfreda," said
Oh, it looks well enough, but the idea of
wearing such a thing in good society I She
had those flowers on her last summer's hat,
and that tip is off her winter hat, and that
pearl ribbon is the same she had on her light
"I think it is. But you know the Ben
sons are not rich, and Mabel has to save
all she can," said Ellie, who was kind
"Let her save in some other way, then!
WYhy I don't you think she, actually gave
twenty-five dollars to the pastor's library 1"
"She did ?"
'Yes ! Brother Jack's one of the con
itttee, you know, and he told me. They
ay her twenty five dollars a quarter for
laying the organ, and she gave her last
uarter's salary for the library. She might
ve bought a decent hat with it 1"
"Did you give anything to the. library "
"No, indeed I I told him if they would
4 a new Brussels carpet for his study, I
uld give them ten dollars, but to buy
ty old books,. never ! Look at her
rskirt I As sure as I live, that's her otd
lin, turned I I declare, if 1.could not
0 one dece'nt dress, I would not pretend
o into good society at all."
'But, Alfreda, 1 know she bought her
e brother a new suit.with her own money
last week. It's' ood in her you must
w, to spend her means for the rest."
'Bother!i I. dare say she only does it tc
praise for her goodness. Anyway, if
goes like a dowdy, she needn't expect to
received In respectable society. I won't
gnize her, for one."
'Hush I there comes the lecturer," said
hey settled into attention, but young
tor Grey, who had heard every word of
whispered colloquy, turned his attention
uls iens, n, who was directly In front of
He had noticed her before, as a pleasant,
cot-faced girl, but now lie gave her as
orough a studly as he could with her hack
Is glance went first to the despised hat,
nd ho saw a dainty little grey creation,
ith a drooping gray plume, and a cluster
snowy lilies of the valley, and lie decided,
it was her own work, it was far p)rettier
an many of the wonderful hats and boa
eta around, whidh had cost much more.
- And many times (luring the evening he
as drawn to look at lier, regardless of
iss Morton's slken robes and luring
'Whoath leottard was over and greotinga
oe exchanged, Miss Alfreda turned her
et on Miss Benson, but Doctor Grey in.
red to say good evening.
Anid as Mabel raised her eyes, half aston
ed, to answer him, lie observed what .he
er had before, that her eyes were the
cetest, clearest brown, with an expressior
arnest womanliness In their depths whicii
nt stralgij t .his,he rt
fter ii(lef bilds Alfreda it her own
,he wvent to his own r'oom musing odd
what lie had heard of.Miss Benson.
hy, I didn't know she wassso sweet,'
'ho to himnself: "Decidedly, I must cul.
Miss Benson's acquaintance. Thanki
ostylishi MJan 4)#eAlafor.the Introdue
it c4meAtt,;,eg a
Mirton waited in her eIea talr to:
r (9rey till alha, ~th3ve a
ileI e r%tn~ t e ha 1inv~
n's littlo cottage, and qLi9sqnsu
tle' rrg@ist -by 'Mking po'riiidIi tt
the evening with her.
shiemiaadnotulispkdised, ;elther, t,oi
foy was a very attractive young man,
uld win friends whon lie chose vera
Id no.j a ii , 1ut akoeri nis
af~s was furious At seeing this
tditshould soon stop.
She took every occasion to'draw the Doc
tor to herself, someties getting some al
tention from him, but the very next thing
he spoiled it all by appearing with Alis,
At last there was a grand excursion or
tne river planned, and MAisa Morton was oni
of the comniittee of arrangements.
She meant to make it i crowning stroke,
rule Mabel out, and secure the )oetor foi
She contrived to have it understood thal
n1o lady was expected to attend who conk
not appear in an entire new suit, stylisl
This she knew Mabel could not do.
Mabel would not attend, therefore, am
she would have the field clear with thi
doctor, having already secureu his promist
to be thcre.
The doctor meant to go.
lie also guessed what Aliss Alfreda wa:
up to, and determined to beat her at. hei
She had told him that she was sure Mis
Benson did not mean to go, and slw fell
quite confident that he would invite he
instead of Alabel.
But )r. Grey resolved to find out fot
himself what Mabol's intentions wtere.
A day or two before the excursion, he
rapped at Mabel's door again, and aftei
they had chatted socially upon different to.
pics for a few minutes, he said:
"Aliss Bnson, I should like to escort
you to the excursion on Thursday. Will
you go with mc?"
Mabel's sweet face flushed, she hesitated,
and then said :
"I should like to go very much? But ]
do not think 1 can this time.'
"Please tell me 3 our reason ?"' said thc
Alabel still hesitsted and flushed deeply.
"Any objection to your escort?"
"Please tell me, then.''
lie got up, crossed over* to Alabel'i
chair, and sat down beside her.
")on't be afraid to speak frankly to mie,
Miss Alabel," he said, gently.
"Very well," said liabel, still blushlug.
"I know it is very siily of me to care, but
this is to be a very grand thing, and the la
dies will be very stylish dressed. I can't
afford a new dress, and I had therefore do.
cided not to go."
"'Precisely," said the doctor, cooly.
"May I allowed a remark or two ?"
"Yes, I suppose so."
'"Then, I saw a young lady last Sunday,
dressed in a hat with a grey feather, a
plain black silk dress, and a linen duster.
That young lady was quite stylish enough
for mc to be proud to take her anywhere.- I
want her to go with me next Thursday.
Will she do so?"
"She would be glad to go. But others
might not be so kind in their judgement,"
"That isn't an answer."
"Very well-I will go Dr. Grey."
The young doctor bent (own and took
Aabel's hand in a strong, warm clasp.
"Thank you. But I'm not satisfied, yet.
Miss Benson-Mabel, if you accept me for
your escort on Thursday, I shall nuder.
stand that you also accept me for your es
cort through life. Now, Aabel, will you
Mabel hesitated one minute, then, lifting
her eyes frankly to his face, she said,
"I think I will."
Half an hour later, as they were sitting
side by side, she said :
"I shouldn't mind the old black silk dress,
if I only had a new bonnet."
"When you belong to ine you shall have
a new bonnet every week it you want. it,'
said the Doctor, "but just now I had rather
see your pretty head crowned with that
little grey concern than the finest hat a
milliner ever got up. Why, Mabel, that
little bonnet. brougbt me to you."
And when Mabel looked up in wonder,
lie told her all about the night of thme lec
But Mabel did niot care now for all Miss
Alfreda's spiteful flings, for the whole
world could offer her nothing better oi
sweeter than the offei ing just laidl at hem
M~iss Alfreda was furious on Thunrsday
when Doctor Gray steppedl on board thc
excursion steamer with Mabei Benson or
his arm, and she read, or guessed the trutli
from their happy faces.
But if sIhe had1 knowni it was her owr
work she wvouldl have been much more so.
Ontcing ai Mermnaid.
Captain Sullivan, of N'ew York, recenmtly
caught a green marine animlal in the water
near that city. Captain Jack baited hki
eight inch hoo1k wvith half a pound1( of porgy,
and was waiting for 011e Of the pirates of
tile bay. iIe got a bite-a tremlendousl
eRne-aRnd whenl lie had killed his prize and
flopped it on its b)ack, experts p)ronlounced1
It an "angel shark." Bome amiateuRrs on1
the deck, however, would have it that the
Captain had caught a mnermlald. ''le.
cause," said thley, "look at Its belly;~ did
you over see a more perfect hlumlan body?'
When drawn out of the water the belly wvas
a pure white, but shortly sfter death i
began t6 chahgo, and soon assumed a true
flesh tint. The back was of mixed purple
aind bluish gray. Examination of the 'ili
proved It to be an angel fish, which Is a
.common niame for the squatina angelus,
representative, Captain Jack says, of thc
family of squatinldw, intermediate betweer
the shark aind ray fish. From its appear
ance it Is often called the "shmark-ray,'
"anigel fish" from the resemiblanice of th<
brepst fins to wings, ."monk-fish," fromi iti
rouihd head, which seems to be enveloped
In a cowl, and 1idle-fishi" from its general
shape. Captain Jack's fish weighs about
fifty pounds, is four feet long from thi
snout to the fork of the tail fins; is ter
Inches across the belly; fifteen inches acipsi
the shioulers or winpgs, which are match
like those of thme spreadi eagle on the sub.
eigliatry silver coini. At the rear end of th<
1ol'ly are two more wings of almost the
S.5s me ship,In udas the fish lies spread .oul
'tiey~ b'eat kn exaggerated resemblance t<
,e;pentely .wide huntan hip:. TVhe tail,
ways, tapers from a thickness of five luchei
e M tib fukon The ulpber part of the b)acl
and the head is singularly like a frog's 11
bhipe and color, and the eyes, about liv<
inches apart, are small and of-a dark gra
hue. The gnouth'is vpry wide, and likei
eat-fish's with two rows of small teeth I1
the upper jaw, and a triangular tongue hal
an inch thick. When lie landed it en the
pier the, fish panted and palpitated like
humau being intil as it lay da it. back il
looked ooti' 1difT ~Ik a, drowned yOt1)
woman of no pretension. to gona lan c,
"Wlli at 'Tor'nl erm tilug?'
Why didn,t I save my gohl (ust, when
I had it, young feller?" sneered an old
pioneer who had been braggiIgI o he loungers
in Ku ox's court room Virginia City, Nevada,
of the piles ot gold he had got rid of in
early (lays. "Well, per'aps its nat'ral to
ask that, seetm you don't even know what
dust looks like. In them days a 1111111 had
to be his own banker, and the only safe
bank w11s fellr's pocket. It wouldn't do
to leave your.dust. n1owhelre if you didn't
want it to tun up lirsin' when you went
after it. A tlousand dolla.s in dust weighs
.just lbout live pounds, and when you get
tour or live thousand ill your helt it ain't
n easy load to pack around. I'i blowed
if the dead weight ot niany a man's blii
has't driven himt from1 the11 - liggln's down
to Frisco amtl Sacnallelnto just. to have a
whoop to get rid of it.. S'pose you try
paeckii teln or tlfteen pounds o' led round
your waist for at lonth or two, young feller,
and then yu'll see why I wasn't. RO dread
ful anxious to hold onl to the dust, when I
Having thus stt down oil the presltiup
tuous Johnny-Come-Lately, the relic of the
days when gold could be had for the dig
ging grew garrulous.
"Lord, how free lie was with the dust!
Jedge, d'ye remember the time when you
was keepin' bar in the Round Tent in Sac
ramento? What tricks you fellors was up
to in them (ays. Boys, I've seeln the
jedge here take his knife of an evenin' an'
pick ats much as $5M or $6 outen the cracks
in the red-wood cotinter. When one of us
called up the crowd we just. yanked out
our buckskin saclk and tolk the bar-keeper
to take out 4. worth. 'Th1ev all had scales
and a liorn spoon an' they'd shovel it- out
anl' weigh it. Somec'utd drop, an' that's
how the jcdge here gouged high wages out
o' the cracks of the counter. The jedge
didn't take chances them timnes neilher. Hie
had the bar built up with rock inside, till'
when the guns begin to go off he was on
Ilis belly behind that. there stun. IIa, hla!
I've seen that there old Round Tent of a
mornin' lookini' like at washin' h1ung out to
dry. Nobody did't wait to go out o' the door
when shootin' was bein' done. Every feller
jest out with his knife ll'ripped a door fur
"Dl'ye see that bare spot oil tops o' my
cocoanut?" inluired the venerable argo
naut, removing his hat and holding (lown
his gray poll for inspection.
The boys got up and made for the door.
They knew what wits coming. That was
only the first of eighteen bullet ltna knife
wotunds that evry man in town has seen
and heard the iminute history of. The
judge camtle to the rescue of the deserted
and indignant pioneer with:
'1vill you -come and have at drink,
"Will a teranteler sling?" responded the
the old chap with recovered cheerfulness.
Juvenal occupies a whole satire with con
siderations for cooking a single fish; and
Diarlial has consecrated the chief portion of
one of his books, called "Xenia," to a
poetic catalogue of subjects of dliet. Not
the least reimrkable of these is a dish made
of flamingos' tongues, reminding the reader
of the pate of tongues of singing-birds com
posed by-Clodius dEsopus, the actor. The
tongue of the lamingo was one of the in
gredients of Vitellius's celebrated entree
Which he called his shielcd of Minerva.
Martial and Pliny were both admircrA of
foie gras-the latter pathetically alludes to
it as the tenderest, moistest and sweetest of
livers; and the liver of a white goose fed
on fat figs is mentioned by Horace as one
of the delicacies of the table of Nasidenus.
Many dishes, like Wordsworth's ideal
wollan, not too good for human nature's
daily food, appear at that weird feast, but
non of them equal in horror the blhnded
cuttle-fishi ill the "'ltudens" of laultus.
Here is a dish that tihe famous cream sauce
of the Marqums (de BechamIel could( htardly
r'endcer palatable, although 11hat courtier of
the grand monarque boasted that1 wvith it a
mn might cat his own mlothler-il law, anld
yet fail to discover her natural inherent hit
terness. "I1 11ate hin\i worse than cold1( boiled
veal, " Macauley said(, or is rep)orted to hlave
said, of the mo;leCst Mr. Croker; bu)1t what
is cold veal t o a clammy culttle-fish ? Surely
of the two a man would prefer' the Lace
demnomanau black brotha, which 0110 havilg
tasted observed lhe wonldered 1101 any more,
seeinig tis waIs theIr life's chief nutriment,
at the Sparltanl int repidlity In facing (death1.
Pine nut1s. (plgnonms) are also sunlg by Maar
tialas 1181ctil1 iardel icacy. Thesc arceprobadbly
a sort of pIstachio. To trainslaite tile Laitin
termsi, as5 Is commionly dlone, by "'fir' cones,"
wouldl be to follow tile examlei of tile
Journal des Debats which .Fr'ench Times
once0, If we may believe Archlbishop Trench
spoke( of pomme1s) (de pinl as thle conclus1ion
of a lord malIyor's feast, being led inIto the
m)Istake by3 our1 1180 of ine1-apll))l forananas,
and1( thlen commllented in good set terms on
tile gr'ossness of tile Enlglish appljetite.
As it is market clay In Hloorn, Holland,
alsorts of liveliness might, have been ex
pected, yet such Is far from being the case.
A crowd of mn are around a line of boards
wIth) small bags of graIn upon them. TheIy
are busily engaged In buying and selilig,
still there Is no noise and excltement of any
sort. The men01 conlverse Inl whispers, antd
oven make sIgns with thir hands to save
thle trouble of speaking. As to tihe peasant
womenO busily buying in the shlops, to me1
their holiness of face and figure Isa posItively
depressing in Its influence. 1 heir costume,
too, is ugliness Itself. With a cap bloom
ing inl flowers above, with the silver plate
on the forehead uindernieathm, with tile two
side metal bhnukers with bits of false hair
twIsted arountd them11, withl a wvorse fliting
dress than 01ne sees on tile wife of a Lon
dorn costermonger out for a holiday, the
tout Cf8nse Ia positIvely an eyesore.
Tile old Dutch masters only dealt a fair
meed of justice to tiheir country womfen)
when they represented thiem as visions of
hionmeliness and uglIness. 0One mIght per
haps resign one's'self to all tis if any of
- them possessed' any of that "agreeable
ugliness" whlich Mlrabcau so admired. lBut
Sthey hlave no more atnmatlon than the
Dutch dolls sold In the London toy shops.
In some of the by-streets there is almost a
r ghostly stillnbess, and tile people move about
like tihe shades of the departed. RtighItly
Senough is some respects Is oorn termed a
I "dead city." Its very inhabitants hook as
~if they wore not living people, bi# the dead
galvariized into miomentary motiofl. Beyond.
the effect 6f: climatic influences, h tieo
eopl should be so solemiDly doe a$
strafige. Rich* they are beyond d6tit.
but, above all, in cheeses. Peepiing in at
the window of many of thehousesi iloorn
you will find the walls ontirely hidden by
shelves of cheeses. Along the canal, close
to the port, there are warehouses cranuned
from top to bottom, with cheeses. lIoll
ing down frot the first floors of these ware
houses, through wooden spoults, (,omie
tinbling into the boats quite thousands of
cheeses. With all their riches, still it
seems to me those 1)ut chmen arc the most
suspicious as well as avaricious rae(e t1hat
ever existed. Their very faces are sg~rewed
up into a mask of business cunning. No
farmer thinks of taking a check frot an
other (at least so it seems to me, and so I
was told was the case) ; it is all cash down,
cash in the hand, to be at. once transferred
into the bag. As I walk into the Kallie
katmer of the inn, where the faimers meet,
they are all busy counting ttheir moQey.
Verily, the faces of the mnisirs in the
faumous picture of the old nisterv were
pleasant. faces indeed to some of those I
saw at Ifloorn. They sit and take their
drams of gin and pounded sugar as if they
had never seen one another in their lives
before, and never wished to see one an
other again. Fortunately for me, mine
host at the inn was the one brilliant excep
tion to prove the rule. lie even ventured
so far- as to ask ie if 1 would join the
ta/,lc: d'holc, a tremendous effort for a real
Dutch landlord. And to enjoy this some
half dozen or more sat in a little room look
ing ot to a bit of paved yard, with shrubs
growing-boyond-a scene to make a perfect
Monslignor Ca po1.
This celebrated dignatory of the Catholic
Church in England, said one (aly: "I have
learned "never to place reliance on liearsays
concerning other people after an amusing
experience of my own." It seems to con
tinue in our own words-that the Monseig
nor'happened, on a certain occasion, while
traveling, to be shown into the sotiety of a
t-lkative stranger, who, after offering his
opinions Oil varlious subjects, finally settled
upon the Church of Rome.
")o you happen to know Mgt. ('apel?"
"An odd man, very odd. lie does and
says some of the queerest things--"
"Ah, indeedl May I ask what they
Whereupon the stranger launched out
upon the full tide of anecdote, in the course
of which, he narrated the most preposterous
tales greatly to the amusement of the sup
posed hero thereof, who ventured finally to
suggest a slight doubt as to their authenti
"My dear sir," loftly assorted the story
teller, "I know then to be true. I saw
everything with my own eyes."
For the moment Monselguor ('apel said
In a short time they reached a certain
station. Both the gentlemen alighted for
refreshment, when some one stanling about,
recognized the Monseigior, adlicssed him
by his title. This the stranger heard. On
retaking their places, lie leaned forward in
"So you are a priest ?" he said.
Mr. Capel had worn a coat tightly but
toned to the throat, thereby concealing his
"I am," was his reply.
"Alt-may I ask your name ?"
"Certainly. My name is Capel."
Dead silence, confusion and blushes on
the part of the stranger, intense enjoyment
on the part of the Monseignor.
Not a l'orte,r.
Dialogue between two old school fellows,
one of whom has sold with the wolves
while the other has bought with the hambs:
"WVell, old fel, fortune has favored me,
while luck has been dhecidely3 against, you,
i'm going to retire now and settle down.
Suppose you come andl live with me at my
"Oh, you're too good I"
'"There is a nice little lodge, wvhero the
woodbine twvineth, down at the gates that
I'll have furnished. hlow would that an
swer? I know you would feel more imndc
piendenit and at your ease if you had a little
snuggery of your own."
"My dlear sir, your gencrosity Is equaled
by your delicacy. Excuse these tears of
"That's all right-thaut's aill right--be
tween old friends like us, you know-.
Besides, you will have it in your power~ to
repay tany little service I may be able to
"Name it-only say how-and If my
"WVell, you see, being diown near the
gates, if any p)ackages or letters come you
might take them in for me; all you'd have
to (10 would be to pull1 a cord I'll have fixced
up) for you wvith a nice htttle ring at the e1nd
of it, and as you'd see me going In or out
you'd be able to tell any hiquiring friends
whether I was at home or not, and-"
"But, I say, you want mue to bo your
"Can you think so unkindly of me as to
think thitt? Why, I would pay a servant
A Raitroad Story..
Many years ago, one nIght while a con
diuctor on the Southern railroad was taking
up fares, a man without a ticket offered him
a large bill, and lhe, as condhuctors airo ap)t
to do, took it, along, saying lhe would soon
return with the change. 'rThe purpose of
these delays is to make a quiet studly of the
bill in the baggage car, and see if it is all
right. Wheun he reached thme baggage car
with the bill, Mr. McKinnoy found what
lie had taken to be a $100 was a ~bill for
$1,000. Hie returne<d to the passenger and
found what lie had shifted his seat. 'Tell
lng him there was a m=stake, that the bill
was for $1,000, lao was amazed to have the
fellow repudiato the whole arraigemnent.
lie knewi nothing of It,, anad Insisted, and
was supported by a frIend's testimony, that
lhe had a ticket, and that it had been taken
up. Finally Mr. McKlnnoy wont off wIth
the bill, which the next day lie .turned in
to the company, with his elplatnation. It
was deposited in the Phenix Bank, as a
special deposit, and drew interest for several
years, was never claimed, and finally was
given to the conductor by the company.
The only explanation was that some bank
burglars *ere on the train; tha,t one of
them carelessly took out the wrong bill,
arid -that it wams deeldod safer to lose $1,O00
than,.to risk being arrested. Probably they
thought ho know of the burglary.
Tl I',lai g I,y Stopnn.
Th'lis staone w es founldciat Watervalle, In
the t+ wislijp of I'ompley, ')nondatga County,
N. Y., three niles south of M\tuanlius, n11d is
dated 'IV, i:)2I1. TIfhe neigllborhood is ex
eeedingly prolille of relies of the aborigines;
afrt ws, Ilints, stone pcstles, s words, gull.
birres. lutehes 1ndc mehils abounding in
the fields and11 on the hillsides. 'These ob
jects are not held, however, to indicato that
an early and 411knowna I';uropeal colony,
town or fort was ettitblished in tha;tt locality,
butl. simply tiht IIinciInS were living there as
early as I;lU. After a enreful investigalion,
Gover-lnor D)e Wilt ClIinlon found no evidence
of Furopean :elic"s of in1 ualier dIti(e than of
1reneh colonists, who settled in Ononchtga
in I1;:at id ablandone'd the region in l1i69.
But I he stone in tlest ion hears a (hate nearly
onle hluncired year's enrit-1r 111111 French in
ter"colirse w ith the Indians at this point.
Tlhere have een iny ce)njcctures regard
ing its orign and ne'ning. ('lurk, writing
in lSi tl, says it. wts probably designated as
it epulenlii monulment. 1Ir. Schoolcraft
thinks the date Ileais the Pixtlh year after
Pope Leo X. took the papal chair, and that
sonle StigLrer fronm Ponce de LAcon, who
hm<1ied in Florit!a in 15-13, reached (ho Iro
clniois. 'Isli'h s B. Smith, writing In 18113,
surnises tlit the stone may have been er
ected by inissionaries from Romne. As 1)r.
Ih1lnes siays, the only ostensible cause for
surmising that the stone refers to Leo X. is
for tie reason that he was pope from 1513
to It2 I. There is really nothing but the
dato to Conneet the stone with him. Leo
or I.ion is i very r'omnlllon )1Ir' )n,n lro then
Latin nations, and might as well refer in
this case to the discovery of Florida. ir.
Ilone's view of the stone seems to Ibe the
lost consistent and proable of any that has
beenl advanced. lie holds tiat it is the
memorial gravestone of a European, proibly
a Spaniard, who, previous to .1520, with
Onle o1' More co IpanlliOn1s, hatl been Imatle
captive by the ulians in some part, of North
America, and both had bieen adopted as
temlburs of the tribe with which they were
living, I practice COmm11lonl enough at the
time. One of these men must have been
named Leo, and at his death a surviving
companion em'vedl on the stone his nlmo,
willi the month and year of his death. His
paniola, or Sun Domingo, was discovered
by the Spaniards in 1.11,, and it, is believed
that the original adventurers made frequent
voyages to the continent before the year
1520, the Spaniards thus coinng in frequent
contact with the aborigines. If the position
of Dr. Ilomues be correct, the Poulpey stone
is the earliest lonumient either in the State
of New York or in the United States, at
testing the discovery of the New World and
the presence here of Europeans. h'io fam
ous relic is now the property of the Albany
On The Elevated Raltrond.
To what do you attribute Such accidents
as have occured on your road? was asked
of a conductor on the New York Elevated
''Chiefly to I lho hurry and rush of passen
gers. It is a peculitr characteristic of the
people of tl is city to run after anything
that is ill motion. This is not confined to
railroads, for you see it exemplifled in the
ferry traffic on the rivers. Men, yea, and
women, too, for that matter, having ever
so much time at their disposal, not unfrC
quently imperil ,heir lives by jumping for
a ferry boat after she has been cast off and
is already some feet out in the slip. The
moment they are aboard they cool down,
read their palpei s, or laugh and chat with I
their friends, as if they had all the time in t
the world at their disposal. But the mom- -
cnt the boat enters the slip on the opposite
side of the river in their eagerness to get off,
and for no appreciable cause, they rush
forward seemingly preferring to jump
rather than walk ashore, every one bent, as
it were, on being first. So it is with the
clevated reads; men0) and1 womeni comel
salmntering aloag fthe strects, app~arently in
1n0 hutrry', until they reach the platforml ofI
one of our stations. Then in a mlomenCitI
there whole mlauner changes. TIhey rush
by the oflcer, blarely taking time to pur
chase a ticket, and if not withheld wouldI
frequently jumpil on the trajins befoi'e they
stopp)ed, or after they 1had( started to miove
off. Now the comipanyl uses every p)recaui
tioni to p)ut a stop) to thlis. Aside from the
gates on the car platforms, which compe
tent brakemen openI only after the train
comeCs to a stand, and close immnediatly the
signal is given to start again, we have at
all the main1) staitionls mn on the p)latformn
to restrain this over-imphatienice of p)assen~-'
gers. Why, I have seen), right here at this'
Rector street station, mnen rush forward
and1( jlumpl clan over the gate oun the plat
for!) of the car after it was closed and the
train in motion. Now these men in reality
atre in no hurry, for on lelavinIg the trail)
they will take their time about get,ting to
their homes Or p)laces of business. It is
that unaccountable somnethmng, as 1 said be
fore, which catuses New York people to run
after things in motion. There is really no
reason for this. Our trains are run with
from one and a half to three minutes head
way. Of course, we hlave to (10 everthing
with celerity in order to keep the track
cleared with such short headway. A few
inuttes lost ina the arrival andl departture of
trinis simply mecans a blockade. The) n)o
cessit,y for this dIspatch with the passenger,
however, does not exIst. If the gong has
soundI(ed lie should know that lhe has mIssed
thlat train, and( not runa to get, aboard of it
at the risk of lisa lIfe, wvhen one minute and
a half more will bring another train to hIs
"D)o yot have much troublle with intoxi
calted men)? I mean In keepIng them fromi
endangering their live?"
"Occasionally. Bunt these wo.can con
trol, as a rule, better than persons who are
perfectly sober. For the reason that, when
the conducltor and brakemen see that a man
is under the influence of liquor, they are
constantly on the lookout to make lum be
have hImself, whieres they naturally expect
that sober persons are sane enough to t ake
care of themselves. Now, it freqtiently
happens that persons will pass by their
station, then suddenly becoming coniIous
of the fact, they will jump fronm their aeats,
run ouit on the platform and try to get off,
thotugh the train htas already left the station.
In 18515 a noted duel took place in Call
forni a, between Robert TPevls and Charles
E. Lippincott. The meeting ground was
in Sierra county where the sombre fir trees
spread their eternal p all ; but when nearly
ready for the sangninary -proceedings the
sheriff and his posse iere 'descried on a
distant eminence, and the dueling party
moved on into an adjacent count, be oid
the jurisdiction of the pursuth eo
alother.arena was prepared, and the great
act of the tragedy was ready to coine on.
In the meanwhilc the principals had been
away with their seconids in Opposite direc
tions, practicing with shot-guns, loadel
with ball, at forty yards-the Weaupos and
distance agreed on-and I was afterward
told that each ha(d broken a bottle at the
word. I ipl)iIcott was a low, heavy-set
uman, with light hair, piercing black eyes,
deliberate and resolute in his speech, and
with that most peculiar physical structure
indicating steadiness an(1 seil'-possession.
I10 was the son of a clergyman in Illinois,
utid was exetplary in his habits, except
the ordinary drinking of that time; was
highly cultivated in mind, and was an ex
cedingly good humorous and sentimental
writer. IlIe declared he did not wish to
kill his adversary, to whom he had never
pokenl in person; lid not want to light,, if
it could be avoided but the nature of the
public insult and the custoie of the time
!omlpelled him to send the chadlenge.
D)uring a previous winter he had been en
raged in hunting (leer and bear, and was
kIown to be a remarkably good woods
uaan. In making his choice of weapons,
1'evis unknowingly selected those witit
which his adversary was m ost faniliar,
louble-barreled shot-guns carrying ounce
Jalls. Mr Tevis was a tall, spare man, of
a high'y nervous and excitable tempera
ruent. IIe caine from Kentucky, and
possessed the ideas of chivalry and honor
prevailing at the South, and was an exceol
lent sporting marksman, but, too little
skilled il woodliraft to know that in shoot
iug down lill one should aim low, eine he
will overreach the mark. lic was pos
sessed of good natural abilities, but was
aomewhat eccentric in manner, and (il not
possess [lhe element, of popularity. In
walking out with him on tile evening be
fore tho meeting I observed his manner
was alstrael ri Hnd.t his speech confused
mid faltering as lie talked of his solemn
situation, but. his courage and resolution
were unwavering, and he seemed allsolute
y athirst to spill the blood of one who had
nade him the object of mort ifying ridicule.
flint was our last Interview, and his last
iight on earth, and the ile ghost-like
ace, as it then appeared in the t wilight
when we walked under the frowning hills
il beside the resounding river, hangs in
nomlory to this day. 1 had seen the
l>ounding deer sink down before the aim of
lis iron-nerved antagonist, and felt then
that lie was a dead inan walking the lone
y outskirts of the world. The combat
ants took their places, forty yards apart,
the ground was a little sloping, aiid the
highest situation fell to Ilie lot of Tevis.
1'he sun was going down upon the peace
!lnd happiness of two families far away,
nud upon a brilliant young man's ambition
ind life. As his second walked away he
turned toward Tevis and laid his linger on
Iis own breast, as an indiationm where to
sim, and Lippincott observed the gesture
ludl fixed his eye on the same place. The
word was given ; both guns cracked at tie
mine instant. 'Tevis sank down, shot di
rectly through the heart, and a lock of hair
roll from near Lippiancott's ear. The
fallen man had not made the necessary al
Lowance for descending ground, and his
nlurderous lead had passed direotly over
his adversary's left shoulder, grazing his
aec. The wound was frightful, as though
t had been bored through with an auger,
mnd tho ground was horrible with its san
;uine libation. The survivor and his
riends took their departure, and the dead
nan was temporarily buried in that lonely
)haee, which in the gatheriug twilight,
eemed like the chosen abode of the genius
(dd Facts Ahnut Ostriches.
A singular thing about these birds is the
vay they bring up their babies. To begin
vith, there are a great many eggs in the
west, and( they ure tlhe eggs of ats many
hifferent mothers (Mr. D)arwina says). Thei
>strich d(oes niot, lay an egg every (day3, as
lie hen (toes; they are so far aplart t hat
hey would not hiatchi out together. So, as
stid, whlen a b)irdl prepares a nest tall her
rienids contribute an egg apicCe, and( 1 supl
>ose she returns the favor in (lute time.
'l'hen the feeding Is antothier odd( thing.
f~ou know our birds leave the little ones iln
lhe nest, anid bo0th father and mother go off
o hunt worms and( other food for them.
lut no such way willl (to for babily o.strichies.
3o0lh parents stay at home to p)rotect, themn,
mid other ostriches-nurses, I suplpose,
hey ought t.o be0 calledl-come and( lay eggs
or the babh a. When they need( lunchi one( of
he eggs is broken and the babies fed. Ost rich
ggs are much nicer than hen31's eggs, 81nd
ne of them wieighe thlree p)ounds( and1( is
qual to about two dloz/en of the hien 's.
Lhey are very convenien' for the hutnter to
nd1( in the (desert, for they not, only fnrtmsh
(deliclius meal, 'ut the (dish to cook It In.
Io juasts sets the egg oni thie fire, breauks ia
ohe mi the top), and( p)uts in a slick to stir
t, anId when (done lie eats It out of thiosamoe
lish. Th'le natives use the shells instead of
mps1) and( pails to bring wvater. A nat,ive
vom~an takes a bag full of shells which
Rave only one hole in them, carryIng It oif
)I bier back, and returning in the same
vay with the shells full.
A Goodt Eye Cure.
"Cani you cure my eyes?" said ai man8 to
"Yes," said the (dooter, "If you will fol
ow my prescription."
"Oh, certainlly, doctor," said f he patint;
'1 will do anything to havem eyes cured.
Nhat is yotir remedy, doctor?'
"'You mRust steal a horse," said the dloc
or, very soberly.
"Steal a horse, doctor," said the patient
n amazement. "Hlow will that cure my
"Yott will be sent to State Prison for five
fears, whore. you could not get whIskey,
mid dutring your incarcerationis yo.mr eyes
w'ould get well," said1 the doctor.
Tihe patient looked somewhat inciedu
ous, but ho did not adlopt the doctor's rem
The year 1881 will be a mathematical
rarlosity. From left to rIght and from
right to left It roads the same: 18 divided
by 8 gives 0 as a quotient; If divided by 1)
the qtuotient contains a 0; If multiplicd by
0 the product contains two Os." One,and 8
are 9; 8 and 1 are 0. If the 18'be placed
under the 81 and added the sum Is 90. If
th iue eadded thus, 1,8,8,1, wIll give
.Rang from loft to right Is 18, amnd
reelgfo ght to left 18, and 18 Is two
ninthi of 81. B adding, div1jlu and
ofultiplIn nmet n Osar prd td,b1
-lord Aylesbury won $90,000 on the
Euglish riaces in the secolid November
-An exploration of Great Sale Lake
shows that. its greatest depth Is thirty
-Colored people in Georgia own
pro>erti.y of nit aggregate value of
-There are $10,000,000 w orth of gold
brielks in a single vault in the mint at
-Uoo(1 powder averages a range from
280 to 800 yards. Siail grain from 30)
to 320 yards,
-The Rothschilds have lately paid in
1 iiglanil $195,000 o>robate, and $120.000
-''he eroton glass factory at Newcas
tle, Pa., is to be put into operation
-A pro.eet Is on foot for the estab
lisltinteit of a large woolen mill at Fort
-M a ry O'Connel, I11ty-two years old,
of Oil City, Pa., had three teot.h pulled
and bled to death.
-A fugitive murderer lit Kentucky
was putrsned, captured and taken to
jail by his own father.
-Three hntdred thousand Mohiam
iedati pilgriins worship in the Kaaba
of Mecca every year.
-A ienmorial is to be erected at New
ton, r.ss , to John Eliot, the famous
apthOst :.s to 1hw Icelaits.
-The Counissioners of Lancaster
county, Pi., have resolved not to pay
costs itn cases not prosecuted.
-'he private collection of paintings
belonging to Mr. John II. Shoenberger,
of Pittsbutrg, is valued at $150,000.
-A statistician coiputes that 2,500,
000 watches atn( 4,000,000 clocks are
annually turned out In difl'erent parts
of the world.
-A hat factory that will have a pro
dueiiig capaclty of 125 to 150 dozen hats
a dtay was put in operation in Reading,
-P?rlinc Leopold, it Is said, will
shortly be made a linke and, like his
graudfither, take his ducal title from
the county of Kent.
-'i'lTe pianoforte was Invented by a
Oermuan naimed Amerleus Backers, and
was llrst used In public at Covent Gar
denl Theatre in 1767.
-The Umiversity of Leipsic has an
f ucome o' $100,000, and its exipeises aire
$275,000. The difference Is lpaid from
the national treasury at Saxony.
-The one-centpieces are in great (e- -
iioi(, and diring November the Plil
a(lelpiiia mint turned out more than
3.(00,000 of them-$30,000 worth.
-Artillery was used by the Moors as
early its 1313 and at the bat'le of Crecy
In 4316, when Edward 1i[. had four
pleees of cannon which gained h1im1 the
-1'rofessor Wim. Cook, of Ilarvar d
College, who was graduated from Yale
College in 1861, has declintei an invita
tioi to the German Professorship at
-M. Win. Astor, of New York, who
has in the winter- time identiiled him
self with Florida, pays this year a large
amount toward premiums for the Flor
ida State fair.
Many English tenant farmers with
capitals of from $1,000 to $5,000 are
wi-ing to this country, inquiring
about the (esirability of their settling
-A scythe which Prince Bismarek
once took( from the hands of a peasant
Iii a meadow and swung with vigor for
a half hour was purchased by the is
torlcal Museum of lin-l for $800.
-T1ho meoial block-house ordered
by the LecgIilatur-e of Pennsylvamnia to
be erected to the nmomor-y of tihe Revo
luitlonary hiero, Ant,hony Wayne, at
Eia, is steadIly approaching comnple
An examinat,Ion of the assessment
iroil of Ker-n county, Cal,,shows a mis
t ake in tihe footings of aneven 51,*00,000.
Tiheo levying of a $2.75 tax onu the $100
luistead of a $2.10 caused thte investiga
tioni which disclosed this fact.
-An Englisht wvoman,'now in tis
counitr-y, has order-ed at, T1if'any's a
hangle bracelet whieh is to cost the coin
for table sum of $40,000. It is made lIke
t,he baniglea of the harem, ot beaten
gold, and Is set wit,h every known jew
-In the silk factoriles of Italy 120,428
womein are emp)loyedl, besides 20,070 in
cotton and( 13,707 in tobacco facetories.
There are 9,177 manufacturing estab
lishinenuts ot all kinds in the kingdom,
emt ploy ing 392.048 laborer-s, 188,480 of'
wnlomi are women.
-The city of Pi'lladeilhia alone pro
dtuces nn ually 0,500,000 yards of car
peoting more tihan does Great Britain,
and the mannfacture of cat-pets in the
UJnitedl States more thtan doubles that
of the United Kingdom. 'The i moor
tation of foricgn ear-pets deolined from
$6,000,000 in 1878 to $898,384 inl 18V0.
-The total production of rubber
nmaniufactur-es in the United States dur
lng the present year, it is estimated,
will i-each nearly $20,000,000 in amount.
Of this amount Now England will pro
duce about two-thirds, or from $13,000,
COO to 14,000,000 worth, nearly one
half of whlich is represented by the ar
ticles of boots and shoes alone.
-Mrs. Logge is an old lady now 1y
lug at Martha's VineyarG, who, as a
native of St. llelena, remembers going
to the school-room door to so. Napol
eon as lie wvent en his way to Long
wood. Mrs. Legge's daughter mar
rled otne of the crew of an American
whtaler, who brought his wife and her
mnothter to live at the Vineyard.
-"A lXealth Villagn'" is to be estab
lishmed juist outside the .Bois do IBoulogne,
in Paris. It is proposed to rqt S.ever
al cottages in a tealthy lcali which
wvill accomodate four. invalid each,. -
who will be attended by the best doe
tors anid the best nurses. The prices
will be moderate, Jfire gardefis will
form a'part of the attraction. 2
-Count Xavier do B3ranickI, Who died
a few daaao a nestate of near
ly'$10, , hofad d n
Rusa#fight for. oand~Ate'
-var'ds lie becamnie h fti df.unaes
of the French Oredit ~bo~'~KJ%
rade a ortune nsdtli
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