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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNS-UORO, S. C., JANUARY 31, 1880. VOL. P1.-NO.14.
THE LITTLE URAVE ON Ti E HILL.
There's a spot on the hillside far away,
Whore, in summer the grass grows green
Where, bonoath a rustling elm tree's shade,
A moss-covered stone is soon.
'Tis a quiet and unfroquonted spot,
A solitude, lone and wild;
Yct-somebod,)',i hopes aro buried there
'Tis the gravo of a littlo child.
In winter, alas! that mossy stone
is hid 'neath a shroud of snow,
But around it, in spring tine.fresh and swoot,
The daisies and violets grow;
And o'er it the summer breezes blow,
With a fragrance soft and mild,
And the Autuuin'.i dead leave thickly strew
That grave of a little child.
And every year there's a rod-breast comes,
When the month of May is niah,
And build. her nest in this quiet spot,
'Mid the elm tree's brunohes, higl;
While ber melody sweet, by the spot, sho trills,
As if by the scone beguiled.
Perhaps-who knows?-'tis an angel comes.
To the grave of that little child.
Yes, somebody's hope lies buried thoro,
Homebody's mother is weeping In vain,
For, though years may come and years may go,
'Twill never come back again.
Yet blessed are those who die in youth,
The pure and undefiled;
3one road to heaven.perchanoo,runs through
The grave of a little child.
A Husband's Hint.
Women, in some thngs, are so silly and
Hore John IIarding laid down the maga
zine article hllhad been reading, and which
had for Its theme the apparently inexhaus
tiblu one-thu follies and shortcomings of
the sex to which he had alluded.
Mrs. Harding glanced up from the bow
she was fashioning to the solemn face of
"Ili some things? That is encouraging
surelyl I've known numbers of men that
were silly and ridiculous in so uany. What
is it now, I wonder?"
Loftily oblivious to the quiet sarcasm in
these words, Mr. Harding continued.
"Just look at the way they dross, for in
"Not only devoid of'connon sense, but
of.all artistic elegance and beauty."
'Really, John," retorted Mrs. Ilirding,
drawing her needle through her work with
so much energy as to snap the thread,
"however silly women may be in your es
timation, 1 think they might know how
and in what style to dress."
- "They might, 1 suppose," was the cool
response; "but that they don't is very evi
dent. Have you read ' Dress, its Relation
to Health and Beauty,' in the last 'Month
"No," responded Mrs. Harding, with a
toss of the head. 'It is written by some
man, I suppose."
"No matter who it is written by; it is
sound sense, every word of it. I wish you
would study that article, Mary; it would
do you an immense deal of good. I don't
mean to say that you haven't sense in a
good many things, which surprise me all
the more that you should show so little in
the way you dress."
.Mrs. Iarding's red checks grew stil
"There now, Mary, don't Ily Into a pas
11011 because I tell you the trulth, and all
for your own good. Just look at ~the
tr'immling on the skirt of your dr'ess, for in
stance; according to all artistic rule, tile
line should be unIbr'oken from the waist to
thle feet, and here It Is cut upl anId dlestroyed
in half a dozen p)lacesl"
"Ilave you ever seen mc inl a dress whlose
skirt is enltir'ely lafin, or, as you term it,
with the line unbroken from wvaist to feet?"
"No; but 1 should1( be glad to (10 so."
"You wouild? Have you1 anmy further
complaint to make? If youl have, I beg
that you won't be at all backward about
"I d' on't men to be. Thecre's the hat
youl wear. That is wvhat youi call It, ISlup
pose, though for any use It per'formls it
might as wvelI be called anything else; a
mass15 of rIbbons, feathlers, and flowers piled
upl as huih as possible, andl worn uponi thle
back of the head."
"Anythi.pg -furthe[?"- :
"Yes. " Look at tle way the-hair iskWornl
by nine-tenthls of the ladles-yours among
'em. Part of It In a snarl 0on thle forehead,
and1( thle rest braided and( festooned at the
back of the hiead."
"HIow-woulrl you have me ar'range It.
"Why, sImply . drawn' back from the
forehead and( coiled low at the back of thle
hlead so as to preserve its classic outline.
Somethling like It Is In tIs picture. See?"
Mrs. Harding glanced at thed pictut'e to
wichl her husband pointed-that of a very
lovely girl, wvith small1, regular features,
and whose wavy hair was loosely knotted
at thle back.
"Yes, I see. But I don't think you ever
,saw my haiir dressed In that sLyle."
"It would be an hnmense, linprovement
f yeol would dross i so: tou'd look lIke
iulte another person."
"I think I shoul, but hmavo you no fur
Ifer suggestions to make? Vomti des are
origibal that.tboy interest, me,".
"ot et prde pt," returne(i Mr. Harding
thrig okjheh ond2f a cigair 119 lntended40
ghit as soon as ho got out on the steps.
A few milnutpa later he put his head back
* to,the room where his wife wag sitting.
"I shall be hierd with t1~.Oips At three,
ary. Don't kecep me
irs.,Hj4I~ 1pngq t~ thtgg cass
~d1tasli o aVractions depend nmot-e or
her strong anti weak point, and how to
bring out the one and conceal the other.
Mrs. IIarding spent the greater part of
the morning in the attic overhauling a chest
that belonged to her husband's aunt; ap
parently well repaid for her trouble by the
garients,llshed up out of its dark depths,
and wtiiclh she carried to her own room.
Out of these she fashioned it dress similar
in style to one for which her husband had
expressed so much admiration.
"I hate to disfigure myself aol" . she
thought, as the straight folds fell lankily
around the tall, thin form, making it look
still more tall and thin; "but nothing else
will cure John;' and if he keeps on, he'll
drive in frantic!"
'I'heu she proceeded to take down the
hen -y braids of hair, and combing it
smoothly from the forehead over the ear,
arranging it in a pug low at the back of the
''Good gracious! I didn't suppose any
thing could make inc look so much like a
fool!" ejaculated Mrs. Harding, as she
noted the change it made in her appearance.
''But no matter; i" s mly for one, and I
think I can stand it, if he can."
Taking a round, flat hat, very much in
vogue a few years ago, and whose only
ornament was a ribbon around the crown,
Mrs. Harding went into the parlor.
She (lid not have long to wait. Ten
minutes later John came up to the door,
in an open phteton, drawn by the well
matchcd.grays that were the pride of his
Running up the steps, ho opened the
door of the room where his wife sat.
Ile stared at her for a moment in dumnb
"lleaven and earth! Mary, Is it you?
I thought it was-I dou't known what!
What have you been doing to yourself ?"
"I have been trying to carry out the
hints you gave me this morning in regard
to dress. I hope it suits you, and that you
admire its effect ?"
"Well, no," responded Mr. Harding, tak
ing a critical survey of the odd-looking
figure before him; "I can't say that I do.
To speak plainly, you look like a fright!
"I must say, John," retorted his wife,
with an injured air, "that you are very
hard to suit and very unreasonable. I have
spent the greater part of the morning in
following out time suggestions you gave me
at breakfast and still you find fault. What
is it now, I'd like to know? lIero is the
unbroken sweep of skirt; the classic outline
of-the head-I think that is what you call
it. And you surely cannot say that this
hat is too high, or that its elegant. siirlici
ty-I quote your own words-is destroyed
by any superabundaice of flowers, feathers
Mr. Harding turned very red.
"That is all nonsense, Mary. I had
only three hours at my disposal, and It's
now half-past three. I thought I should
find you all ready."
"I shall be ready in half a minute," re
plied his wife, tying on her hat.
Mr. Harding looked at her in horrified
"Do you think that I am going to take
'you out in such a dress as that? Why,
you look like an escaped lunaticl"
Just then the door-bell rang.
"It's Mr. Howe," said Mr. Harding, as
ho listened to tho voice, in rep)ly to the ser
vaiit who answered it. For pilty's sake go
uip stairs andl put On somlethinig decent. I
wvouldn't have him moo you ini that dowvdy
ting for any considerationi!"
"Will you promisc-"
"I'll promise anything !" interp)osedl Mr.
Hardiing, dIrawinig his wife toward'(s the
(leer which openedl Into the back parlor,
and through which she disappeared just as
thcir visitor was annouiicedl.
In an almost incredily short space of
time Mrs. Ha1rdilng entered time parlor,
whemre lier husband andi( their guest were
soatedl, looking so different that no one not
mthniately acquaInted with he~r wvould have
Mr liarding drew a long sigh of relief
as lie hooked at thme pretly, tastily-attired
woiman of whom lie had often spioken to
his friend IIowe, and to whom he was so
proud to present her.
In the gay and animated conversation
that followed, and all the pJeasant thoughts
to wbich It gave rise, he forgot everything
else; not so Mrsi. H-arding. As soon as the
(leer closed after their visitor, she turned
her laughing eyes full upon her husband's
"Nowv, John, lot us have a fair and cleaf
.understandiug; I want to suit yo'u If piossi
ble. Which of these two styles of dressing
do you Wish to adopt?"
"I shouldn't suppose you'd ask me such
a qupation, Mary. Scomng you once in the
pepullar costumoe you assumed Is quite
enough fornme' I ass8ure you."'
"I assunied It to pleaso you--don't for
"You've <failed i your object, thou. To
speak franKly, I didn't suppose It possible
for you to look so dowhright ugly ini any
"You ar'e not over complimMary," she
replied, laughing. "But noimatter; If you
dre'satisfied, I am. Don't look' so, crest
fallen, John; you aro not a bit more inn
sislont than the rest of your eex, 'ho give
ourq so1rnuch sae advice in-regard to p1iW.
t6'rs they:know nothing abot. If the wives
;and' datghteris of thiiso ihedern Solomnons
shokd dreus as they ad,iae other people's
wives liiuti datghpg to do they w9uldn't
bty de&a1 iin t .*ti t1n.n ,
13%#ohY ra fve pounnds of
tho. 1) t- s d tt tohe k tr
Tho liolmnsly Thisig.
iaelinsly had been a charming place in
lhut when we found it, it had, as my
little sister Jennie expressed it, "rnu to
The beautiful grouuds were overrun with
weods, covering with their rank growth
statues, vases, and fountains.
But. as Jennie again sai(l, the old house
was "perfectly delicious.'
It was of two stories with attics.
A great ratmbling old plaec with dim cor- 1
ridors running hither anct thither into the 1
oddest out-of-the-way places.
Jcllic and l had gone down with a reti
nue of servants to supei intend the cleaning 1
preparatory to the advent of the rest of the
Late in the evening of the second (lday we
were sitting oi the o1(1 settee, in front of a
decaying lire, discussing various matters of
i it erest.
A small lamp burned on the mantel be
fore a large mirror had been hung a little
I had just proposed going to bed, as the
servants had done so an hour before, and
the bare, uncarpeted rooms and halls
seemed dreadfully cheerless and lonely.
The answer that I received was a clutch
on the am.
I turned and looked at,Jennie, and shocked 1
as I was by her ghastly face, my eyes in
voluntarily foLlowed her to the glass above
To describe my terror and horror would
Like .Jennie, I mat petrified, and gazed
with eyes that seemed starting from my
It was so ghastly a thing to confront us'at
that hour I
It was a sn.all, cowering, dark olject--a
shapeless muss with a face of (l-.tlly pallor,
from which burned two great shining eyes, 1
a tangle of black hair falling almost to the
It crouched just without the open door a
leading into one of the niny corridors, eye
ing us with terrible intentions.
At last I shook off the terror and sprang
to my feet. I snatched the lamp from the -
mantel with the intention of investigating
t,he strange object.
My hasty movement extinguished it. The
fire was too low to admit of more than a
fitful gleam of light, and our sense of hor
ror for the moment was frightful.
Jennie succumed to it utterly. With a I
gurgling cry she sank fainting upon the
This spurred me to an effort.
Catching a paper from the settee, I tore .'
off a piece with frantic haste, and in spit-e
of my shaking hands, succeeded in relight
ing the lamp.
Then I hurried to the doorway. But
nothing was there.
Lacking the courage to pursue my inves- t
tigations, I returned to Jennic, first care
fully closini and locking the door.
Aft.er a little attention Jennie came to
her senses. She looked up at, my pale face
and gasped :
"Where-where is the thing ?"
I told her all I knew about it, and after
a little we crept timidly up to our room. 1
WVe slept little ; but in the warm, sunny
day that broke the ''thing," ts Je.nnie
called it seemed far less terrifying. t
The day went on smoothly enough till 1
near twilight, when a piercing shriek from I
Jennie called us to the great stairway.
''What is the matter 1 1 cried, as Jennie
stood gazing in white terros at the at ie
landing far above her head.
The thing I the thing !" she shrieked :
and again she tainted..
Leaving her in the care of one of the ser
vants who had rushed after me, I took the I
others, and hurried determinedly up to the
We searched from one end to tie other,
but found nothing.
Siuddenly cne of the mni called out, hias
UThrlere's something sliaking that roll of I
canvas among thte rafters there !"
Aiid with the-words Iho jerked it down,
and fromi its folds tumbled a little misshiap)en
creature-a dwarfed humphack, his un
canny form rend(ered still more uncanny by I
a short cloak cast about his shoulders.
"'You little Imp, wvhat are you dloing I
here ?" dleimandedl the servant, graspling I
lhim by the shotilder before lie could es- I
''No harmi p)lease ?" piteotusly gasp)ed (liet
mite, lifting a pair of great soft eyes to my
face. "I'm only Drat, thue litt,le beggnri.I
ain't, no fiends, an' I aiin't, no hoiie."'
That melted my hteat.
"'There, James, let him go,'' I interfered;
"youi hturt, him I"
And (lien, addressing this singular p)iece
of hiuanity, I said:
'"Why have you been prowling abhout atnd
frIghtening us half to dethl ? Why
"'Phease'mt I ain't frightened you half
you've frightened me I" whIned thte culpril,
a big tear coursing a white lhic over hist
"But whly did( you not knock at thie dloor
and ak for shelter ?" I atsked, wvith (11111-1
culty restraIintg a smile.
"'I was afeard they'd give me a pair o'
Aiid now a full tIde poured cleansingly
over hIs cliceks.
"A jMr'ol, cuffs lI' I echoed, In amaze
But James here burst Into a laugh, ex-I
''le means1 Miss, that Ite was afraid we'd
cuff his cars.'
"V es'm"I' assented Drat, as I gave vent
loan "'Oh I, .
And then ho added :
"'I was here fust 'm 1"
"'Oh, you wore ?" I Jaughted.
I stoodh a miuto looking at him tl.ioughI,
fully, after which I asked, slowly :
''Do you think you could work ? Could
you make yourself useful If I shiotild keep
you, an4 gIve you a home here ?"
"'D)eed I kln'm!I" lie gasp)ed, eagerly.
"Oh, keep m'm I keep ime I I ain't got no
"I[ will," I saId, deeply touched. A'Jamecs,.
take him (down anid gIve hIm a bath, andl
(lhen get him somethIng to eat. I wIll go
r to namufactureoa clean suit of some
And so the Hielmsiy Thliig became what
Jenile chrnistened the Ilhnly rage. And
never di a more faithful servaint and-frIend
live than our littlo brat, Ieaven bless hIm I
. a Pn'nts"-A '(tZllA $stdey
#10o01l11oq4 hlis e iaminer ' 1vently by
pierJwIllant rel to the, qttestion:
"flow thany a hh*the minoer
iMd soM f.Wr twelie d'a
A Moan Main.
''Specaking of gall," remarked a printer
n a Nevada beer saloon, ''talking of solid
lheck, 1 never saw a mtan who had more of
t than Pete Blivens of Kansas Cicy. Three
)f us used to roona together there in 1872.
Jne night III July--it was so hot th it if
'ou'd chuck water on the side of ia he.cscit
vo-all sizz like so much hot iron-wc. -on
hlded to go down and sleep on one of the
imber rafts on the river. Well, we got on
he rafts with our blankets. Just beforo
urning in, Pete Blivens said he guessed
te'd cool off by talking a swim. I knew
he current would snatch him right under,
Jtu didn't want to give him any advice,
nd he dived off the cad of the raft. The
incuertow caught. and sent hiun out of sight
n about three seconds. As soon as we saw
hat. he was drowned, me and the other
hap went for his effects. We found $8 50
n his pants pocket and an old watch. We
took 'em il) town and soaked the clothes
for $J and sold the watch for $12.. Then
we went 'round town on a sort of ia jam
aorce and spent the money. About 5 o'clock
n the morning we were drinking up the
iist dollar with some of the boys at the
ilue Corner, when who should walk in but
P'ete himself in an old suit of clothes that
ae'd borrowed of- a man three miles down
lie river. And hang me if lie didn't de
nand his clothes. and the ncxt day lie was
round dunning us for the aialtry sum of
88.50. The gull of some n (11's onougli to
mrlyze a Louisiana alligalt.,r."
The Coldest Town.
This is Jakutsk or Yakootsk, chief town
>f the prnovmnce of that name in Eartern
iberia, or the left bank of the river Lena,
I4 (leg. I min. north, longitude 119 (leg.
ai min. east, and distant, from St. Peters
mrg 5,951 miles. The ground remains
ontinually frozcn to the depth of 300 feet,
xcept inmiidsumimer. when it thaws 3 feet
it t lie surface. During ten days in August
lie thermometer marks 85 degrees, bat from
\nvember to F'ebuary it ranges from 42 to
18 degrees below zero, and the river is solid
ce for nine months out of the twelve. The
ntire industry of the place-population
bout 5,a100-is comprised in candtleworks,
nd yet it is the principal market of Eastern
liberia for trallic with hunting tribes of the
luriats. Th'Ite former, mostly nomadic,
Laing large herds of horses and cattle,
iring to market butter, which is sent on1
iorsuback to the port of Okhotsk. The
3uriats, also nomadic, bring quantities of
kims of sable foxes, martens, hares, squirrels
nd the like, and many of them are sold at
he great fair in Juac, which, with MAty,
s the active period of the year. In May
:ollected goods are eonveyed to the seaports,
vhence they are sent in every direction.
'lhe merchandise, chiefly furs and muamumot I
usks, sold at. (lie fair amount inl value .100,
100 roubles ($300,000).
The trail leadinar to the Metamoras mine
Vevada is both steep and narrow, and winds
ilong the side of Prospect mountain from the
>ase to almosi the sumutit. In places the de
cent from it. is very precipitous, falling oil
ihnost perpendicularly for a distance of
wo or three hundrea feet. Several pack
nuiles have been killed by being pushed off
it tioe points, but no accident has ever
tappened Io ti hardy lminer and prospect or
vho pass 'over it, unt il recently, and this
ortunately was not a fatal one. The snow
all had almost obliterated the pathway,
naking it peculiarly dangerous, and when
Iames Ahearn-attempted to make the as
cut, lie was for ced to grope his way blindly
rusting to his knowledge of the route to
arry him over safely. It was not sulli
ient, however, for when about half way
ip) he slipped from the icy crust, and before
le could recover himself ie was traveling
lown the side of t,he mountain at 8 rate of
speed only equaled by a meteor. While
lie snow was1i the imimediato ciause of
U.hearn's disaister, it was also his salvation,
or it riot only preserved him from contact
vi'hr thre rocks as lie phlrigedl down, but r'e
eivedl him in its soft emra'rce att Iris stop
,ing p)lace, some 250 feet from tIre ploint, of
lepart.ure. As it wats, his clothes were
eat. and( torn, so was his skin ini sunudry
ilaces, anrd, whlile no bonies were broken,
here were aggregate bruises that will prini..
ully r'emiind himt of Iris experience for sonic
imue to coire.
Supesttiona,u Ah,,aut Babbts.
In near'ly all the languages thre sy'llale
')a is the prefix of tIhe bndian name for
abbit, whilo the word for wvhite Is toab or
slgp, inadifferenrtly, A writer mentioned
nany)3 exampl)es, as wapl.i-e-me, "'whit,g
>igeoii."' Th'e IlIlinrois same wvabos wahs pro
ably applied to the Lepus Aimericanrus,
vhose winter coat Is white, and hence the
onnectioni. T1he root -word wab, however,
ornms a por'ion of words of seenuingly t,o
ally differonrt mea'ning, but .hudge llenrder
on thought a key was to be founud to tire
vwhole diversity. White is an embllein of
amrily aind saced color, and(l. with It is
issaciatethe Imdea of lIght, which Isof suchl
rtctifylng p)owVer In tIme earth, arnd calls
'orth so imny beauities. With It Is also
ssociated tIme idlea of heaven and angels of
~oodnress. Among Lire Cherokees, Leni
senrape, and other tribes white was an ema
>ol't ot' peace, friendship' prosperity, and
roliness ; and tihe Iroquois sacrificed
vlhite.d(ogs to tIhe Ghreat Spirit, andi consec
'ated to lim all other albino ainmals.
imJong tIre Apaches of the West white
>irds were regarded as possesslhg sourle of
livino origin, and1( to tire Plains Indians tIhe
vhite buffalo is a sacredi obmject, like tIhe
vhrito elephant of Slamt; wvhile some of tho
)alifornila tribes conrsidler a white wolf-skin
abadge of chieftainshilp. Thisrl was carried,
o a gr'eat extent, Itu the robes of tIre High
P'rmest of the Cherokees, and they all wrap
>ed their dleadI In puire white deoer-skIn.
V'arlous EFastern tribes sent white wampum,
'eathers, and other objects ars symbols of
)eae, jnrst-as redl was a sign of wvar; and1(
hey hard "'ImperIal standaltrds"~ of feathers
'romi tire wthilte tall of thre bald-eagle.
Unhong tIre Sotherni Indhans tIre white laurel
was thme tree of peacc, and they spoke of it
rs spreadinug its b)ranchecs over the white
r'oundt. Light, or white being sacred,
irorefore it Is easy to upydrtand whly wvhite
uumimals shrourld be also' regarded so, 'Tho
hlird brrothrer of tire Great Spirit,.' Wabosso,
wiho fled to tire north as soon as hre saw thre
lght, aind whoe chiange<l into a.' whiteo r'ab
bit, under that form became .oanonjzed.
r'ho nameo of tire greitt.central Dety HIm
leIf in. m~any larnguages hras the root
"whilto" in it, as al*o tire word tor;thoaven,
srnd.theo word fprjiotecdry or . ~*edic1tn."
1'I sacrdtbgard WhillraIt a gr as
4)d'to thto erppst,i a1o islhogljJ thre
fact that In Algonquin the syllable i
occurs in many of the namnes of reptile:
The three lmost sacred atitnils to tt
Indian were lie hare, the owl, and th
serpent, and they are the ones arou
which cluster at host of lyths in the 0l
Worki. The superstition about the evi
omen of a hare crossing your pitth, for in
stance, is very aietcant inhabltants of Irn
lod( killedi all ie har1es they fund amoni
there cattle on lay day, believing the'
witches who huad designs on the bultter. '
Calluck regards the rabbits in the sal
lilit, and many prinit.ive ueople used I her
for divinalionl, and refused to eat their tlesl
The remails of the lake dwellers of %Swity
erland and of the ancient Dane show I
bones of the hare, for example, thus sui
porting Ciesatr's account of the aw fuil horru
in which the animal was held by th
Britons of his day. Our Castern lndian
seem not to have caten it ; but those in tlh
West and North did so. Another curion
fact is that the animal was sculptured 1
the sacrificial Stole iii allcient. Mexico, an
was the "Sign'' of the divine years in ib
Mexican Ujalender, while celebrations an2l
sacrifices in its lionor were the most. nun
crous of all.
AineIenI supuretltton t.
''he following siupt"rstitions handed dow
by tradition, are yet ferveitly believed i
many parts of America : While specks o
the nails are luck. Whoever reads epitaplh
loses his memory. To rock the cradle whei
empty is injurious to the child. To ec
while a bell is toil ing for a funeral ciust
toothaclhe. The crowing of 2a hen inle icitt
som1e approaching disaster. Wuen a mous
gnaws a1 gown some misfortune may b
apprehended. 1le who has teeth wide nt
under must seek his fortune in some dtistani
land. Whoever finds 2a four leaf trefo
(shamrock) shohii1 wear'it for good lucl<
Beggar's bread shoul be giveit to childre
who are slow in learning to speak. It i
child less than12 twelve months old be brougli
ihto a cellar he becomes fearflll. Whei
children play soldiers on the roadside i
forehodes the approach of war. A chiti
grows proud if suffered to look into at mir
ror while less than twelve months old.
Novel Dlinner Lecurattuonst
Not long ago a christening dinner wa
given in an uptown residence, in New Yorl
one feajure of which was novel In fron
of each of the twelve guests at table wa:
at miniature model of the font in urae
church with 21 Lilipuitian cradle aIt. its basc
The font was matde of wood, covered wit
silk, and delicatte painted with1 all the sym
bols, tracery and even the delicate goh
lettering aboult the rim-"Except, a man 1b
born of water and of the spirit ho ca2nnc
enter. into the kingdom of heaven"-thti
appears upon t he orgilnal. Natural ilower
filled the fonts. On tie front of eatcht sa11
silken cradle, wrought in fallciful gol
letters and foliage and blossoms, appelre
the nam1e of the baby '"Ethel," and thi
date of her birth. Attached to each cradl
was a silken ribbon, uponjwhich was pailnte
the name of one of the guests. After dii
ncr these pretty things were carried oil' b
those before wlom they were placed i
souvemrs of tle occasion. The cost >f thes
were twenty-five dollars.
A Vatunpir Catt.
Mr. French, who was staying at thi
Virginia Hotel at iMobile, recently retire(
to rest at an early hour and soon fell int<
a deep slulbur. After the lapse of 312 hou
ir two he was aroused by a feeling of over
powering Oppression andl suffocationl, an<
was horrified to find tlit a hinge cat wi;
Sitting on his breast and had its hiead in
sorted in his mouth Sucking away his breath
lie found himself in an alost exhaustec
condition ; SO much s0 that he Mas unabbi
to shake off the vampire flend attachinu
himl. Struggle as lhe would thle cat onIla
fastened its claws the (1001er In his chest
and1( wVent on1 at its hiorrible fealst. li
groans and1( cr*ies of agoniy, however, fort
untly bro0ught some1 ineighiboring lodger
to his relief and( lhe was rescued fromi hi
fright fuil p)ositionI. Eveni then0 thley wer
compllelled1 to turn himl out of bed anld rol
him over and1( over on the Iloor before the
cat cou1ld1 be made(1 to release its hold( am2
albandon02 its purpose05. Mr1. Frceh's face 2121
che(st bore frightful evidences of his terribli
battle with the mionster.
Never ploint at anlotheOr.
Never betray a conlfidce10.
Never wvantonily frightteni others.
Never leave home11 w~itha un2kind( words.
Never noCglect to call1 uponi your frienlds.
Never lauigh at the iisforttnes of (others
.Never giv'e a1 promisO tha*t you (10 n12
Never 8send a p)resenlt hoping for one li
Never speaik much of your ownI perform
Never fail to be punctuail aIt the timle ap
Never mlake y'ourself the hero of you
Never 1)1ck2 the teethl or clean the na211
Never fail to give a polito answer to
Never present a gift saying it is . of ni
usme to youirself.
Never read letters whlich you may fin<
addressed to others.
A 8ingula.r iofence.'
A lawsuIt once settled som11 st.rikingl:
origInal feattures. Amnong other articles,
lady putchased a1 coffee p)ot. Bunt neithle
she nor 11er mlaid could make good -coffe:
from it, and it wvas returned to. lie dhealer
Ho ref used to receIve it, and( tho husbqni
suied him. In court the dlefendant maniaged
hisa own ease. 'Thle manne111r of proceduri
was very unIque, to say the least. 'Th
dealer took the coffee pot and( a liberal supl
ply of coffee, sugar and1( Cream, a gasolin<
stove and( a coffee nmiH into the court-room
T1hie coffee was grounid in the presenlce o
the jury, the gasolIne lIt In the stove, wate
and( Coffee were put mn the pot, and( allowei
to boil over the gasoline blaze. At lengtL
the concoction was pronounced complete
properly mixed with sugar arnd creamn, an'
passed1 to the jurors and the justice. Whm
jury' could withstand suich sweet blandeh
monts11? They called for moire,-aiid'athor
was plenty and to spareg their request wa
granted. At length the~ jity retired: ft
consultation, and on .retUtn1ngd ndeed1
verdict for the mian deho indoA coJfet
it generally pay p ejAl o a~tit
The Cocknoy Walk.
Most. Englirhmen of the lower middle
class and the rlower class in cities have a
way of walking which is ia distinguishing
habit of comm1on life. They Ivtl themnselves
out in their walking, as if ti were doing
it tiy's work. 'lhey walk 1. only with
t heir feet anld letgs, but with tht, :" hips ahd
their shouldeis and their arms, .t swirig
inI the hitter; .ut arching thei out more
or less flrom tlir sides 11111 putt ing thei
forward stitly as they step. Withl they
look coiiscious of their walking and seem1
well pleased that they are doing the correct
thing. TIhis gait and carriage of body is
most rentikable in the sokliers that one
see about the streets of London il(and of gar
rison towns, like ('anterbury, and in the
vulgar creature who has come to he known
by the generic nameof'Arry. You will meet
t wo soldiers tightened up to the extreme of
endurance in their scarlet shell jackets,
with their little flat caps so flr, down the
1 sides of their heads that You calnlot see
why they hesitate at coming down all thu
way, and these two fellows, one of whom
is pretty sure to carry a rattan with a jaunty
air, will take up the room of threb men by
the set-out of their four arms from their
four sides, anel will walk as if their locomo
tion, instead of being by human nmuseles,
were by clock-work and steam. The num
her of their imitators cannot be told, but. ant
English gentleman has none of this toilsome
swagger. Ile walks quite easily and, gen
erally, with a1 good, manly stride, just as i.
imen of corresponling condition of life in
s loston, New York or lhuiaephin will
8 walk. Biut inl Ihose p' 'Ces you will not see
e in persons of inferior co dition that strange
e mode of locomotion which I have endeav
ored to describe.
l .iA Airaculous IsCap e.
1 1Iar"1c Quinn, a minller, employed in the
El l'so mine, on F'reyer llill, Leadville, 1
look a terrible ttunble recently. lie had
h just fired olf a blast. at the bottom of the i
tshaft, 225> feet below tlie surface, and had
l sta-ted down inl the bucket or tiub, which I
- was being lowered by i man named Patrick
lRoach. When about ten feet from the
windlass the brake boll. broke and for a I
moment, it. looked as if Quinn's time had I
cole. ]htl Roach, with rare presence of
w mind, caught. hold of the delliched rope on -
c t he lower end of which his friend hung suis
t pendecl. "Hllod on here, ,lark, ny boy,"
shonied Pat, "and I'll bring ye up." Quinn
is held on, btt Pal. foumd it. imtpo ssible to hold
- hin. Little by little the rope slipped
through his h1a1nds. Ile held on like grim
death, but the cruel rope dragged through
1 his grasp, tearing away skin and flesh.
c Finding le could not sustain the weight, lie
t (espairingly cried: 'I can't hoh on no
t longer, paIrd-gool bye,'' and let go. I )own
a went. Quinn into the dark, deep abyss-a
1 sheer fall of nearly 22i feet. Pit, started
1 off for help to take out., what lie supposed
to be, a mangled corpse. The surprise of
V the rescuers m11ay be Iingined when, going
e down the shaft, they found Mark Quinn
1 almost unlhurt.. Ile wias able to walk home
- to hie cabin ithout assistance.
Mystery of Rcent.
No one hus yet beeln abl,! to analyze or
deministrat e the essential act ion of perfume. 1
(ias can be weighed, but not, scent. The I
Smallest knmvn crcature-the very mlonadeR
of life-can be caught, by a mlicroscoplc 1
lens, and niado to deliver up the s(lcrets of I
their organization, but what, is it thatt emi- t
nates from tlie pouch of the musk-deer that I
tills a whole spaice for years with Its pen1e
tratag odor-an odor that an illimable
number of extraneous substances can carry
on without, diminislhing its size and weight
-han( what it is that the warim sumur air
Lrings to us from t.ie flowers, no m1ant 1111
yet, beei able to determtine. o fine, so
subtle, so imiponderable ; it has eluded our
most.1 deliciate weights and measures and
o,ur strlongest, senses. If we conmc to the
essence of each odor, we shouk(l have miade
an eniorimous strhie forward, bull' l hygIene
and ini ceilstry, and1( none woi l)proflt
mnoire thn the medical profession ir it coudl
hei as concliusively demonstrat.ed that such
anl odor01 proceeds fromn such undt such a
causeC, as8 we ailready kniow of sulphuIur, sul
phiate, 1hydtrogen, ammionia and the like.
ExecutIons ny Electricity.
D)r. WT. A. IIammiond,l of New York, says
electricity would lbe ai' uncertain agent of I
deCath, and1( conmislt the idea (liat It can lie
uIsed it capital putnishimet. Even a ter
rific stroke of light,nlng does nlot always
kill, and1( the spectacle of a crhninal run
ning about naked or lying with his limbs
broken after a deputy shieriff had1( performcdi
on hhn with a galvanIc battery, would be
t even miore dhisgracefuli than the scenes which I
niow sometimes occur at execut Ions. What
Sthe tremendous power of nature cannot ini- I
v'ariably do is not, likely to be always ac
- compjlishedl by (lie coimparitively ridiculous
means for generating electricity at the
- conuinandl of mtan. Probably the most ef
fectual kind of electricity wvould 1b0 that
kntown as statical, which is identical with
atmtosphteric lightning ; but the maclines
a for genterating It will not work it wet
weather, and( If an lnstrumnutt could lie cont
Sstructed powerful enough under favorable
cIrcumstances to kill1 a muan, the execution
would p,robably have to be dieferredi frolm
dlay to (lay till the hiygromctric state of thie
1air was suitable.
A Itomnan Treasure.
Early in the morning of thte 1st of June,
a lad engaged int repairing the drain of the
Shouse ?No. 28 VIa della Stellatta in Romes,
Italy, found a littlo Bhilny pi1cco of metal 1
arnd put It in lis pocket, waiting for this
,chance to shiow it to seime contnoisseuir. in
I the iimanwVhile a good deal of the dirt from1
I thle drain was carted away in.the direction
of Porte Angelica. 'rho lad had hIs piece0
y examlitod by a goldsmIth opposite, antd hie
.was just receivIg twenty fraince for it, when
the head mason and the owner of the house,
, who~ had heard somehow of thie affair, cameo
r to stop the bargaIhr at the rIght momneit.
r Mearch wasatade Immediately en tha. Spot,
1 antd 142 gold colns were. fot4ad scattered,
i betweent the drain and thie ws Is of thte
,hlouse. Policen:or# actf66 the carte;
'they'overtook the'm Ji'st otitsi.o Portg An
t, gelica, examIned the dontents, and'faund
. forty-tw&more coins, to LJ1 greate -p~6
ment of the drives, who'hadil
~ ot&-erem6aing gold 'frbtfnu~ aidh V~k
Sseqtweftly, 184 colan ot h
size, orfedV f~,A~I
besti It z~14
hI O% they
[he earliest are of Pius II., the others of
Innocent VIII., Alexander VI., Julius II.,
L.o X., Hadrian VI., Clement VII., and
P'aul III. Nearly one-third belongs to
Ulementt. VII., a few colis to the Viscoun
tis of Milan and the Wladslaws of Hungary.
[ am sure some were engraved by artists
worthy to vie withjDonatello or Benzenuto;
hey are of exquisite beauty. The next
lay Mgr. Casali, the owner, was offered
36,800 francs for the group. Of course he
refused. 'The treasure was not concealed
arefully in one single spot ; the pieces lay
cattered in more than 1,000 cubic feet of
The gymnotus is that peculiar fish which
it its pleasure gives electric discharges,
id thereby stuns the animal it desires to
make its prey. Its principal home is in
he rivers and lagoons of South Africa,
where it is the terror of all other animals,
not even excepting the cayman, the Ameri
an crocodile. One cf these eels, two
metres in length, can give a shock which
will reduce to powerlessness the oxen and
horses that come down to dlrimk at the
points it frequents, and thus render them
in easy proy to their aquatic enemies.
alan himself, although not so sensitive to
the shock as other animals, is still liable to
very serious inconvenience from its effects.
NI. Marcy has found, during his investi
ration that a gymnotus, a metro in length
ins an electrical surface of about 000
igquare feet, equal to a very powerful bat
cry. The animal owing to its length
and supleness of its boly, can produce dif
ferent elecrical eflects according as it is in
i straight line, convex or concave as regards
its prey. Its general mode of procedure
s to form i semi-circle and p ace the fish it
s intent on in the dianeter of the circuit.
When the discharge is delivered, the prey,
is if struck by a thunderbolt, is rendered
poweriless; the gynotus swius around it
is if to be assured of the eflicacy of
he shock, and then swallows
tn v ihn. These lire not the only fish
which possess this singular power of
aunching electrical iischargzes on their
,rey or on their enemies. Many others
ire known, but far inferior in force to the
.errible gymnotus. Among th~nm are the
orpeuIlo fish and soie species of
make which inltbit the coas's of Great
13iitaltn and Prance, and somne species found
in the Nile and 5enegal.
Tle I)ecca musllis of India are among
he most wonderful evidences of the han1d
dkill of the strange people of the mysterious
East. These flabrics, which are spunlt anid
woven entirely by hand, and are the pro
filets of obscture and curious processes, un
nown and unattainable by the Western
ui1tions, like the fablriciitioii of Damascus
icel and the canel's hair shawls, are mar
vels of ingenuity and skill, and they illus
rate the poetry of collon. The most deli
-ate of these .fabrics is k nown as "woven
dr." It can only be miade in the early
mornings and in the evenings, when hie air
is full of umoisture and the dew is on the
rass. The processes by wli'clh it is woven
ire kept secret, and the I)cople who do the
work are conpelled first to pass through
t long course of training and initiation.
l'heir delicate wares ire of such ethereal
exture as to be almost invisible, and yet
hey are so enduring that they will bear
vashing and wear in a most wonderful
natner. ''his precions stuff is monopo
ized for the use of the ladies of the
)riental hare101s1, and it is 811 to he worth
tundreds of dollars per yard.
A Mont.or1 Time-PIece.
The large clook at the English House of
?arliament, is the largest one in the world.
Phe four dials In this clock are twenty-two
'amt im diameter. Every half minute the
niinute ha111ndioves iiearly seven Inches.
('lie clock will go eight (days and( a half,
md1( will only strike for seven and a 11alf,
hus Indicating aniy neglect In winding it
iip. The windinig up of tile striking ap
>airat,us takes two hours. The pendu(lumtil
a lifteen feet long; the wheels are cast I ron;
lhe hlour-bell is eight feet high, and1( nine
ct in diamueter, weighing nearly fifteen
on15 and( the haniuniier alone1 wveighis more1
han tour hundred pounds(1. T1hiis clock
i(oikes the qjuarter hours and by Its striking
he short( hand rep)orters regulate their
abors. A t, every strllke a new rep)orter
akes the p)lace of tho old one, wvhile the
list retires to write out t,he notes that he
ias taken duing the previous fifteen
Ho0w D)etuly D)oes the Earth Quake?,
TVhe recent earthquake at Virginia City
vas not nioticedI at all ini the milning depths,
mut only by people on the surface. Th'le
aimous earthquake of somec tina~e ago, which
hook dowin chimneys and fire-walls,
racked brick buildings anid did other (lanm
ge, was merely noticed by somes of the
niners workiug in thle Upper levels, but It
lid no dlamiage, not even shaldng down,
00s0 stones and earth. TIhe sation menh
n the varIous shafts felt It the' strongest,
mid the deepest point where It was notIced
e-as by the station-tender at the 000-foot
evel of the Imiperial-Emnpireoshaft--900o
'cet below the suirface. Hie sal(1 It felt like
6sudden faInt throb or'pullsatio, of the air,.
ts though a blast had been left off at a die- K
ance above, below, or iln some Indefintte
lirection, lin some of the mines the shock
w'as not noticed at all,,even by station-men.
Some of thle curious habits Indulged In
>y dIstinguished artists In order to retaIn or
Itrenigthen thlemlselves in their mnoments of..
ost during the exercise of tile,voice: The
3wedlsh tenor Lobalt ate t,wo.salted cucutn
ers; Wachitel swallows (lie yolk of an egg,
beaten upwIth sugar; Carl Forms drinks
porter; P asta dran porter; hlme. Sontau g
ute sardines;. MIle. Doparro ddinks wprn
Ivater; Adelina Patti takes seltzer water'
'Jhristine Nilsson, boer; Mmo. Mfalibran, In
)>pposition to'all the cnstoms of singers, ale
mupper half. an houar beforo the performance;
MIiss Klogg (al0e beef tea, andMis P. ae(ry ~
as'Tman l Jerry's,' 1nmeimes. atnd.
best resuIts eiillets%n oapiI4,
Iudiciusly. Studyr the nattlr o' ~~
sQilb If it is daty 4oidetin