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TIRI-WEEKLY EDITION. -VINNSBORO, S. C., FEBRUARY 1880 VOL. I
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LOSING AND LIVING.
, eorver the sun is pouring its gold
On a hundred worlds that bog and borrow;
"V1 warmth he squandere on Buimits co:d;
His wealth on tov homes of want and sor
his largness of preoloui light
bilmself in oternal nlighL
Is to livo.
r shines not for itself at all;
is the joy it fr-oly diffises;
and balm It is prodigal,
t lives in the light it froly losgs,
oo for the roso but glory or doomt,
alo or smother, to witbor or bloom.
Is to die.
ses i t-nd silvery rays to the land,
e land Its sapphire-streanus to the ocean;
hesit sends blood to the brain of oom
o brain to the heart its lightning motion;
d over and ever we foli I our breath.
I tho mirror is dry and Imago - death.
l8 to give.
e Is dead whose hand Is not open wide
To help th , need of a humtnain brother;
e doubles the longth of us life-long rido
Who gives his fortunate place to anothor;
And a thousand million lives are his
Who carrios the world in his sympathies.
Is to die.
Bessie, come ; nurse is waiting I Run.
now, and let her attend to your curls; you
must look very neat, or Mr. Irving will not
love you. It is almost dinner-time," said
Immediately the chill rose, raised her
sweet lips to kiss mamma, and followed the
nurse from the room.
"It is perfectly wonderful how much in
filuence Mr. Irving has over that child Just
tell her to (o angthing, and sa. it will pleaso
hih, and that is enough. I never saw any
thing like it.," said Mrs. Wallace to a friend
sitting beside her, who answered:
"I have, and would not oncourage-or
rather would strenuously endeavor to over
come-that influence. "
"Now, my dear Georgie, what is troub
ling that wise head of yours? What means
that grave look and anxious light in your
"Fannie, I'm perfectly astonished at peo
ple whose duty it is to watch over and
guard their little ones, especially their ghis
fron sorrows, planting in their young hearts
seeds which may grow to be thorns, and
treating children as though they were void
of any deeper thought and feeling than the
appreciation of a (loll or box of toys. I am
sure that some children at five years have
hearts that love as devotedly and suffer as
keenly as many at mature years. You are
shaking your head. I want to tell you a
little story to prove my assertion. We
have half an houi before dinner. Will you
"Yes, certainly; but it must have a hap
py ending," answered Mrs. Wallace.
"1 cannot promise: perhaps tWe end has
not yet come. You know Ilattle Roy ?"
"I do, certainly, a lovelier girl I never
know. Why she has never married has
been a source of wonder to me."
"Ay, and to many who knew her not
so well as I. It is of her I am going to tell
"Twenty-five years ago, when just at
the age of your IBessie-and just as loving,
too- a young man crossed her path. We
will call him Joe Hewberry. He was the
class mate and dearest friend of Hattie's
"At a party given during the ChrIstmas
holidays by Mrs. Roy, Joe, to pique one of
the girls, attached himself for the eveeina:
to little ihattie, (lancing with her, promen
ading through the rooms, with her tiny
hands, claspedl in his, much to the annoy
ance of many bright eyed maidens, who
-really were envious of the baby- girl.
"Joe was handsome and very tasmatmng,
a universal favorite with the ladies, young
"Several miammas endeavored to draw
hhin away from his 'little-love''as he called
her, and manmurved to get her from him ;
but all in vaIn, until wearily the sunny
head drooped and with her arms around his
neck, her swveet, lips giving the good-night
kiss, she sank to sleep. Gently then ho
resigned her to her nurse's care.
"Every day from that tine he came to
the house. IHis home was quite near. At
the sound of lisa voice, Hattie sprang for
wvard with outstretched arms to meet hin.
I have seen her, with her hands in lis, look
ing up into his face for hours, seemig per
"Of course, this was noticed by the fain
tly and comnpiented upon. Tihe child's 0:d
er sisters and and brothers could~ win her
to their will by saying:
" 'I'll tell Mr. JHewberry if you don't,
and be won't love you then.'
"Daily shs gathered a little bouquet for
him, and when the autumn days came and
the tiowers were few, the Slittie love, would
watch closely the slowly opening buds, lest
someone else should get them.
"So'the days passed by for two years,
and then for a time she was-to be separated
from the one she had grown to lovo so dear
"She clung round his neck, and begged
to be with hinm wvhen the hour of partinug
- came. With promises of a speedy return
ho managed to soothe her,
"His absenceewas short, lie returned,
bringinghe~r for.a Chistmias present a pret
ty little chamn, to which was attached a
locket with his portrait.
"For Joe she learned to read to write;
for him she wduid grow brave, aqd, with'
his band holding hers, had lher first tooth
"When ll with fever, tossing: restleesty
from side to side, his hand 'could always
quiet, his voice soothe. Without a murmaur
she would take from him the moa't nauscous
" 'hiow will all this end?' I asked her
"And lightly she replied, 'Oh, all right,
of course, She will learn to love someone
nearer her own age wyhen the proper time
- comes; anid hme wIl be married long before
then. He has a distant ousain, to whom, I.
am inclined to think, he is engaged. I am
sure their patente are sakious for their -un
Aso Uattle 41wuer~ ljflle ahyness
crept gradually into her manner. Stit the
love was there.
"Once, in a moment of confidence, ehe
came to me, and asked, 'Do you believe
Mr. Hewberry likes anyone better thani me?
Fred says he'does--that le renmained by
her all the time at the party last night. I
wish I was old enough to go to parties I
And I wish---indeed I do
" 'Wha.t, 1 lettie?' I asked, as she elsi
" '1 wish Cora Cushing didn't live in this
world-indeed I do ?' nodding her head
decidedly, while striving to force back the
"Oh, 1ettia I this is dreadful 1' I said,
drawing her within my arms.
" 'Well then, I wish Mr. llowberry and
I lived somewhere else, where Cora Cush
ing wouldn't come,' she sobbed.
"I assured her that Joe did not love Cora
Cushing; that Fred was only teasing her.
"When she was ten years old, Joe was
called suddenly away by the severe illness
of his nearest relative, an uncle.
"There was only time for a hasty Good
bye, my little love I Make haste to grow
fast, and be a tall girl when I come back,'
he said, kissing her.
"llis going was so sudden, she did iot
seem to realize it. I was glad that It was
so. But how I pitied the little thing when,
day after day. as she had done for years,
she sat and watched !
"Time passed on; the pretty child grew
to be a beautiful naiden. Youths gather
ed about her, ind friends ceased to talked
of Joe. Other names were mentioned as
his hand been ; yet none could win an ans
wering smile or blush. I knew for whom
her love was kept.
"The waiting, yearning look in her eyes
gave way at last, and a joyous light broke
forth. Joe was coming back. A letter to
her brother Fred brought the glad tidings.
"I've a secret to tell you, dear boy! But.
no ; I'll keep it for a surprise, in which you
will rejoice for my Sake, I ait sure. In a
few days I shall be with you.' . 1 'Jo' .
"Again, as in her baby days, Hattie be
gan her watching. Oh, I knew tier Heart
was singing a joyous song, though the
sweet hps gave forth no sound.
"She stood in the porch, waiting his com
ing, clothed in fleecy white, roses in her
hair, and a bright smile playing on her
"4 'l1attie !
"Fred came towards her. The boy's
face had lost its usual look of merriment,
his voice its careless toie.
"1 'Ilettie, Joe canie by the train aw'hile
ago"--he paused, (art Ing an anxious, Bealrch
ing glance at his sister's face-and he was
not alone. I'll not let him surprise you, lit
tle sis. I've hurried home to tell you his
wife is with him.'
"The light went out. of eye and heart.
The blush faded quickly on the young face,
and, whiter than the dress she wore, was
the hand put forth to grasp the balustrade.
"Fred sprang forward to catch her faint
ing form. Like a broken liiv ho bore her
in. And when Joe came she knew it not.
"For many days her gentle spirit hover
ed between lire and death. Sometines,
since, I've almost regretted that it passed
"Site has never seen Joe Iewberry since
his marriage. Three years after, she sent
to his little girl, who bears her name, the
chain and locket she used to wear."
"Where is lie now?" Mrs. Wallace In
"I've not heard of him for years; I know
not if lie lives."
"'hainks for your story, Goorgie. But I
wish its ending had not been so sad."
"Then its lessons would have been less
True. I must profit by it without delay.
I will send Bessie home with mother to
morrow. The change will do her good, and
break the spell."
A few (lays after this, Georgi Clark
camne to see Bessie's mother and said, with
a bright anmilc;
"I've come to change the ending of my
story.of the other day. Ini fact, the end
had not then come. Here are Hattie's wecd
(ing cairds; her Joe has bueen a widowecr
over two years. Hear what she writes to
"Forgive mec for keepig my happiness
from you, my (lear friend, but I have not
been able to reahize sufficiently that this
great joy wvas for me to speak to others.
Now thant it is so near, and he is with me,
surely niust it be. You wvho have known
so much, must know all now. Ho loved
and was pledged to her before he know nme.
You will be glad to know this; I was.
Had I kiiown it. it would have soothed
greatly the agony of bygone (lays.'
"We were at liaittie's wvedding yesterday ;
a happier, lovelier 1)rid1 I never saw."
Workizng the ioneer Itacket.
"Yes, gentlemen,'' said a seedy-looking
customer with 'a long beard, wh'lo had rung
in oii a party of tourists in' the Baldwin
bar room the other evening, "I was the first
white American who set foot oii the site of
San Fr sco. MIany's the night I've
roasted ectenak for supper, and slept with
the sand fOr a blanket, right where thuis
hotel now stands. I owed the entire
country clear down to San Jose, and I
traded the whole business one day for ten
pounds of tobacco." "Five pounds," nt
in the lyar-keeper sternly. "I guess I know
how many pounds," said the oldest inhabi
tant, somewhat abashed. "You said five
pounds last night," retorted the bar-keeper;
"and I've told you more than fifty times
that if you intend to work the pioneer
racket in thIs here bar, you must stick to
thme same story. If you dlon't. i'll let
Joe Barker work the house instead; you
hear ine ?" And the relic of the good old
Argonati days drifted saly off to the
'"rJhe Klsinig lush."
Onie of the gentle customs that ,has becen
permitted to exist, in Emnglish homes since
the time of thepruids finsa expresshon in
what Is known as the "kieding bush." ft
is generally a neat bough of mnistleto, and
when the household decorations are goinig
tip It is rarely ever forgotten, especially
where there are young mn and maidens;
It hangs in the hall, and the 'charm lies In
loading your fair friend bqneathi it and kiss
ing her. Among tihe middle class this feat
ture of thme holidays is never neglected, and.
at friendly and family reunions it occasions
much merriment. In . Elmira, however,
the tree has been discarded. The way to
do Is not to lead your fair friend beneath a
ttee and kissher thtere, buzt to kise her where
she id; for nine-times cut of ten, when shte
ets unuder the tre, she'll change her mbiid.
POrastination is the thief of many euolt
Tricking the Devil.
'rhe people of an Austrian town prayed
the abbot of Eiuledlin to build them a
bridge, and lie advertised for a builder. A
number answered the advertisement, but
when they saw how the Reuss roared and
foamed over the rocks, they shook their
heads and departed. Only two reminhied;
one was a tall, handsome man in black and
the other a poor young fellow, well-known
in the country as a clever mill-wright. The
tall man asked the young man. who gave
his name as Christian. if lie was . the
architect. The answer was that lie had
only built mill-dams, as yet, and he bd
studied the project for two days, but
could make nothing of it. The tall man
In black assured him lie could make a suc
cess, as ie would throw an arch simply
across the torrent and that lie would finish
it In one evening.
"Alh?" said Christian, laughing, ''why
you must be the devill"
"At your service," he answered politely.
"'Now, if you would like the credit, I will
do the work for the consideration that you
sign a contract giving me your soul."
A cold chill ran over Christian, and he
was just going to conimence his papers
when a young peasant girl passed along
the montain, singing a melodiousair. The.
poor fellow thought of the blue eyed mai
den at home, and thinking the other man
was some architect amusing himself with
his country simplicity, half-afraid, half
laughing, lie signed the contract in full.
Christian went to the cove below and
passed the night. To his infinite horror
he saw the bridge was built and his own
name on it as architect. 1ie hastened
to Abbot Gerald and besought his assist
ante, who promised to do what he could.
Soon after the tall man in black appeared
at the monk's house, and saluting him said:
"Abbot, you have a piece of my prop
erty here. "
"I ushi ". was the reply; "don't waken
the younn man; let us talk the matter over.
The devil glanced Into the room and saw
nothing but ah old woman, and in a bed at
tho other end a form which lie recognized
for the young millwrighits by his clothes.
On taking a seat by invitation lie noticed a
chess-board on the table and lie asked the
Abbot if he played.
"'A little," said the Abbot; "but it is
not worth speaking of. The chief matter
in you cannot have that yoiungster."
"Oh," said the devil, "we will see about
that. The contract is in perfectly good
"It is little I care about that," said the
Abbot. "But the scandal of the thing;
and you know that if I set myself to work
you'll have a tongh time of it."
"Be reasonable, now," said the tall man.
"I'll pay you for hini."
"Two souls from my parishes," said the
Abbot, thoughtfully; "It's too much."
"Two? Who then?" cried Satan.
Abbot Gerald pointed at the old woman.
"Ah," thought the other, ."I did not
know that I had claims upon her. But I
do not mind her much, and always get one
gaine out of two." lie then added aloud,
"I'll play for both, and that's fair."
"'Well, I don t like to be hard," said Ab
bot Gerald, "I agree; but it's dry business
The Abbot called the old woman and or
dered her to sit in a chair by the stove.
"It Is your first move, and we play for
this one first."
"After you," said the devil politlely.
"By no means, I am at home," said Ger
So the devil took the move, and after a
pretty tough game the Abbot oheokmated
"You are strong at ehess, Abbot Gerald
-you have won that one there," and lie
pointed to the old woman.
"So you give up all claim, now and for
"Oh, honor bright. Would you have
me cheat you after so much politeness? I
yield every Inch. But nowv for the- o her"
"1 am tired," uaild Abbot Gerald; "I
think that we will not play any further.
I'll give you the other-only take him
"You are very courteous,'' said the devil,
as he walked to the bed and tapped the
sleeper as lie breathed heavily.
"ilumphil" said the sleeper.
"That's not thme best of good manners,"
said the other; "get up when I bid youl"
and lie pulled away the clothes.
The sleeper was a great pig, with the
millwright's clothes ranged about It; and as
Satan turned round, lie sawv the old wvom
ani strippedl of her mask, and there wvast
Christian, pale enough but smiling.
"That's a shabby trick you have played
me, Abbot Gerald," saidl the devil, ''but
i'll batter your bridge agaIn."
"Try it," said Abbot Gerald laughing
heartily, as the other flew out banging the
door In his rage.
The devil got half way to the place,
when lie met the processIon returnIng. 1
They had blessed the bridge wvhle the
game of chess lasted, and lie had no more <
power over It. t
It was so that Abbot Gerald tricked the
Where did Lo Come Ifrom. r
Thie origin of the American Indians, who
are aLways a theme of painful interest with c
us, continues to be vat-lously discussed by
anthropologIsts. Recently a German writer
hoe put forwvard one theory on the subject,
and an English writer has put forward an
other and directly opposite theory. The I
difference of opinion concerning our abor
imals among authors who have made a I
profound studly of races is at once curious t
and interesting. Bllumenbachi treats them C
In his classifications as a distinct variety of
the human family; but, In the threefold C
division of Dr.. Latham, they are ranked t
among the Mongoldte. Other writers on
race regard them as a branch of the great
Mongolian fatnily, wvhich, at a distant per- I
lad, found its was from Asia to this conti
nent, and remained here for centuries sop- I
arate from the rest of mankind, passing,
meanwhile,' through divers phases of bar- t
barlem and civilization. Morton, our enil' C
nent ethnologist, and his followers, Nott t
and Glidden, claim for our native red men <
an origin ardiatinct as the flora andi fauna
of this continent. Prichard, whose views '
are apt to differ from Morton's, find reason
to believe, on comparing the American c
tribes together, that they must halve formetd 1
a separate department of nations from the I
earliest period of the world. Tihe era of
their existence as a distinct and insulated s
people must probably be dated back to the
thmhe which separated Into nations the i-n'
liabitatst of the Old World, and gave to
eseh its ipdividuality and primitive lang. I
unge. Dr. Robert Brown, the latest auth
ority, attributes, in his "Races of Mankind,'
an Asiatic origin to our oboriginals. lie
says that the Western Indians not only per
sonally resemble their iearest neighbors
lie orthiealsterni Asiat ics--but they'reassenm
ble ietu in language and traditions. The
Esquimaux on the American and the
Teiucktchis on the Asiatic side inderstand
one another perfectly. Modern ithriope
logist, indeied, are disposed to think tnat
Japan, the Kiriles, and neighboring regions,
may be regarded as the original home of
the greater part of the native American
race. It is also admited by them that be
tween the tribes scattered from the Arctic
Sea to Cape Ilorn there is more uniformity
of physical feature than is seen in any other
quarter of the globe. The weight ot evid
enco and authority is altogether in favor of
the opinion that our sacalled Indians are t
branch of the Mongolian family, and all ad
ditional researehes strengihen the opinion.
The tribes of both North and South America
are unquestionably homogencons, and, in
all likelihood, had their origin in Asia,
though they have been allered andI modified
by thousands of years of total separation
from the parent stock.
.'enaitoriiai Iteima ~iVucnjs.
Ex-Senator McCreary, of Kentucky.
Is a great lover of tobacco in its natural
state, but es the price of the weed was a
little too high for his itleas of luxury, lie
always brought a supply with him to Wash
ingtun from his farm in old "Kentuck."
One day in the Senate lie put his hand in
the pocket of his 'swallow-taiL" for the
scrap of plug which was generally to le
found there, but it was missing. So he
called a riding page anu told him1 to go to
his hotel in Georgetown (you can live in
Georgetown for ninety cents per day), and
bring a piece of tobacco about two inches
long, which lie said would lie found on his
bedroom table. Well, the boy rode over
to the hotel, three miles distant, and re
turned with the fragraut plug. The Ken
Lucky statesman looked first at the youth
and then at the tobacco. "*Young man,"
said he. "you can't come it that way.
Theres a chew missing."
Oin another occasion a package was ro
xeived for him at the Senate postofice, and
the clerk in charge paid the duties, which
were thirty-cents. lie t( ok the piackage
o the silver-longued apostle of the biue
,rass region, and told him the circtim
tances. "Too much," replied McCreery ;
"I never pay more than t wenty-Ilve cents
Foi a package like thlit. Here's a quarter.
l can't atrord to pay the other flive. You'll
trave to stand it yourself."
Ex-Senator Goldt iwaite, ofAlabauna, was
ioted for his absent-mindedness, and he was
>ceasionally seen runinig about the senate
,rying to get out, and not being able to find
he door. Ile would ho ve tle paaxe-boys in
;he Sennte looking for his iat or cane, wvhich
would be all the while firmly clasped in his
hand. lie wias much given to walking up
ind down the lobby, plunged ia deep
houghtn often sniokinga fragrant llavana,
mnd entirely oblivious of all about him.
Mften some cheeky page of tile senate
,vould walk ill) and ask the Senator for a
ight. Mr. Goldthwaite would mchannm
:ally hand over his cigar, the boy would
ake a light, put the choice weed in his
>recious mouth, and hand over his old
tump to the old gentleman, who would
:ontinue his stroll in blissful ignorance. It
related on good authority that, in one of
is fits of abstraction, lie walked into the
senate Plovator, dropped a nickel Into the
iole back of the mirror, and caluly ro
inested to be let out at "'l' street.
The following rules are worthy of being
rin!ed n letters of gold, and pliced in a
onspieuous place ini every hlousehlold:
1. From your children's earliest iinfaniey,
eculeate the necessity of instant obedience.
2. Unite firmness with gentleness. Let
Our children always understand that you
icaln whait you say.
8. Never p~romnise thlem anything uniless
On arc quite sur6lyou can give what you
4.- If you tell a child to do somethIng,
ho0w him11 howv to do it,, and see that it is
5. Always punish your child for willfully
lisotleying you, but never punish them in
6. Never let them perceive that they vex
on, or miake you lose your self commnud.
7. If they give way to petulance or ill
umper, wvait till they get calm, and then
ahmly reason withl them on the impljro
niety of their coniduct.
8. Itememlber that a little presen~lt pun1
ihmnent, when tile o'ccai~on arIses is much
*ioro efl'ectful than the threatening of a
reiater punishmnent shouildi the fault be
9. Never give your children anything
ecauso they cry for it.
10. On nio account allow them to do at
no time what y'ou havc forbidden, under
lbe samle circumstances, at aniotheir.
11. Te'ach them that the only sure and
asy way to appear goodi is to be0 goodl.
12. Accustom them to make their little
ecials with perfect truth.
18. Never allow talc-bearing.
14. Teach them self-denial, not self-in
uilgence of an angry and( resentful spirit.
A schoolboy beIng asked by the teacher
ow lhe should flog hIm, replied:
"If you please, sir, I should like to have
ulponl the Italian systemn of penmlanshipl
ho heavy strokes upward, and the down
Schoolmistress (pointing to the first letter
f tho alphabet): Conme, now, what is
Scholar: I shan't tell you.
Schloohnlstress: You won't, but you
iust: Comne, no0w, what is Iti
Scholar : I shan't tell you. I dIdn't conme
elre to teach you, but for you to tealch Ime.
A counatry school master had ti o puipils,
o one of whlom lie was partial and to the
ther severe. One morning it happened
hat these two boys were late, and were
alled tup to account for it.
"You must have hleard the bell, boys;
,hy dad you not come ?"
"Please, sir," said the favorite, "I was
reaming that I was going to Margate, and
thought the school boll was the steamboat
"Very well," said the master, glad of
fly pretext to oeuse his favorIte.
"Ag~d now, sir," turning to the othor,
'what hlave you tonsy t"
"Please, ah, said the tuzled boy, '-.
was waiting torse Toan ef1
rn a late trial in EvanIsville, Indiana,
Wiechel was sworn nid put on the stamt,
and lie-an to explain to court, jury and
couisel, not to speak of a curious audience,
the mysteries of the gamc of draw-poker.
"Well, you see,'' saidl he, "the players
sit around the table, and the man -next to
the detaler puits up his ante-''
"I lol on," exclaimed Mr. Brownlee.
"If your honor please, I don't under
'Nor do 1," said the Court, warmly. "I
can searcely believe tint evenI imien smut il
enougl to play at cards for money would
put, their own feituale relations upon a table
The jilry groatm aloud.
"I don't mean thit," said the witnes..
"When a inan put.9 ip his anute, he puts up
a certai amiount of money as an earnest of
play. 'I'len tle cards are dealt. Those
who want to come in-'
"()h, I see," said the court, with a bland
smile ; "it, resembles the old game of
''inmiltcni," where the young men are kept
out of the room-"
'No," snapped the witness. "it ain't
that. Wlen a imanx colles Iml lie puts nlp
twice the amount of ante, and is entitled to
a Iraw." I
'"It is something like a lottery, and this
money purclillses ticket ?" suggrested 1)Ir.
Brownlee, with a look of profound curiosi
"No, a dnw menus that if you have
come in oi a pair, you have a right to an
other leal of cards. We were plaving jack
pots, and there was a good-sized pot on tile
'")Who placed that pot Onl the table ?"
inquired 11r. Browile Ie, sternly.
"Why, all of 'emi" anzisWered tho wit
"Who were all of 'em ?" persisted the
couisel, with i a griu determiintion. TIeIn
Court was leaning anxiously over tie fable.
"All that were playing," said the witness. I
''Give the names of all playinig," shouted
the cotunsel, while the excitement in court
wunt up to fever pitch. The Court was
leanig on both elbows, with his spectacles
oil ; tihe jury priek((ed 111p their cars, while I
one professional, who was a little incapable,
adjusted his open hand to his ear.
"Must I give the names ?" pleaded the
"Yes I'' thundered the counsel.
"Well, there was , and --, and
--, and , besides Meyer and Mliller
and myself." The names having been
ejected, the Court sii(l back into his chair,
the jury sank back upon their spinal points,
counsel stopped to rest, and the audience
sighed as if greatly refreshed. We would
give the names, but they are in so many
mtiorocco-covered autograph albums, and oni
so many tailors' bills, that we think it un
"You see, in playing jack-pote you Iusit
hold as high as jacks to
"Ai, yes," said Mr. Brownlee, smiling to
the Court, whose lips smiled back while <
ti e jury grinned responsively. "This game i
is it harimless one. This comparison of 'as 1
high am jacks' doubtless refers to Jack the
Giant Killer, or Jack and the Bean Sta'' ''
"Jack and the-l" cried the witnebs. t
"Holding jacks means that you must hokr
cards as high inl denomination as two jacks
in order to open the po."
6" That is, take oil the lid of the pot, " ex
plained Mr. Brownlee, patronizingly to the 1
"ake off a monkey's mother I" cried the I
witness, with profound contempt. "Ther's I
no pot oil the table- the 11101ey up is CIlled
the pot, and the man who holds jacks can C
require the other to bet him or drop out."
"Drop out of the window or out into the t
next room V" asked counsel, blandly.
"Are you giving me taffy?" asked the I
"Taffy ?" wonderingly.
"Yes, t'iy, andi don't y'ou forget it. I
doni't tak i it oni a a ick."'
C'ounisel arg~ued with the Court that thme
plaintiff chiargtd 3I1meyer and Mliller with
having jointily won his money, and yet here
wecre three or four other pei'sons admiitted .3
to have beeni in the gamie. Hie deimanded 1
that WViechel pr'ove the piartli:ular dollarsI
and cents lost at sp~ec'lled times. This
could not 1)e done, and, at defendant's do
miand, the jury gave a finding for the de
A Tiame Hleron.
A wrIter says that lie has a tame heron,
A heron Is a very large bird with very large
wings, very long legs and( very long neck.
It lives along streaims of water or by the
sea in marshiy places, and eats all the fish
it cani catch with itsm shar'p bill and sharper I
eyes. This tamie heron is a fuinny fellow.
llis master fondit him in the ne'st when
younig and~ raisedc himi, tuntil hie is no0w full
grown. Hie has a small 1pond( of wvater In
the corner of the yard, and his great de
lIght is to fish In it. Of course, thier'e aret
nio fish in tho pond biut the heron will makeI
believo thei'e Is, just as a cat willl play with 1
a reel of cottoiinmaking believe that theb
cotton is a imouse. Theli heron spends most
of his time in tihe pond(. H~e will take a
small branch, or leaf, in his bIll, toss it a
long ways Into the watei' and then (lash at
It as though It wieire a fish. At dusk in the
evening he creeps around the quiet corners
oif the garden, with his lone neck stretched
out and legs b~ent, In search of mice. When
lhe Bees a mouse lie p)ounIces down 0on it like
a cat and eats it wIth great relish. Indeed,
that Is his madin fault-lhe cats too many
things, oven to sparrows or other small
In Pennsylvanma a (teed is, in coniteimp- '
lation of. law, recorded when it Is left for a
record at the recorder's oice, and Is valid
notice from that time, though it be record
edl In the wrong book and omitted from all
the dleed and mortgage indices. - s
Lunaitics are liable for necessaries, and .t
where a lunatic obtains the. property of one 5
'vho, in goodt faIth, deals with hIm In Ig- f
norance of hIs condtItion, lie will not be per- I
ilted to keep both the prop~erty and the
prne -archItect, who makes plans and speed- v
fleations for a bullding, but who does noth
ng more, Is not withbin the provisions of c
the mechanic's lieu law and Is not entitled -v
to a lien against the building for his labor.
The payment of usurious interest after h I
the maturity of a debt Is not a vavid con- f
sIderation for an agreement. o
The satisfaction of a mortgage on the re-I I
cerd may be shown to have been entered ji
by mistake, and in that event- is not cort-I
clusive as between tho parties to the trans-, a
The rarest recorded instance of readinesq
was undoubtedly that of Foote, the coie
(I11n. I le) had given offence to a famous
dtellist of the diy, who had vowed veil
geanee, land wvats only waiting to meet the
luckless actor. Foote wats told of it, and
kept out of his way for a long time. At
lust they met at an inn where the actor
gene.'ally dined, and where the duellist
happened (ulite casail ly to Colie in. Foote
saw his danier when it was to) late; but.
a1s his enemy said notliig, did his best to
entertain him aid keep him ingood liumor.
No one could be more diverting when ho
choose, and here lie was not only very
iixiols but very successfll. lie told 011
story ifter aiinotlhcr. Ito kept the table inl
a roar. The flire-enter became (liite pacilie,
and was delighted with his new friend.
F'oote passed from one good story to an
other, and at last, took to imitating dilfer
ent people, a pritice for which lie hadex
tradordiiary facility. The other guests got
(ite uproarious with the funl, when sid
denly the luckless actor saw from the face
of his enemy that lie hand inadvertently imi
tated onie of his friends. The dliellist was,
in f-Net, putting his hand in his pocket to
pull out a card and present it as the pro
lililnary to a challenge, when lie turned
round to the mimic and said in a dry,
lat iric voice, "leally, Mr. Foote, you are
so unconmonly clever in taking other
people off, I wonder whether you could
take yourself tWT." "Oh, certailily," said
Pool0e. and Ie walked straightway into the
it reet. lere his readiness probably saved
buin his life.
It is noticeable how the characters of
iind and body correspond, and how the
ready main is grenlerally (icik in his :-iove
Ients, prompt in action and fertile lin re
;ource. 'T'lh great Napoleon used to say
that no quality was so rare or so valuable
is (what lie called) two-o'clock-i n-the
norning courage. Tle power of suddenly
hluanginlg front and altering the whole
chene of a campaign was precisely what
he greatest of all modern strategists would
admire. Ite himself eminently possessed
t. The man who had tie wit to say to
he aristocrat who tauiited him with his
ack of ancestry, "'Moijc SUis ancetre,"
)ossessed ia readiness of words as well as of
kction. Ile was not likely to lose either
iis heuJ or his tongue. But this kind of
)rompltitide is rarely coupled with staying
)ower. It is disti.ctly nudeoric, and part
>f the brillianey is due to the gloom which
.ollows it. And, therefore, the nations
,vho most possess it tire also purposeless,
Limd without reserve of force. One very
mimsing instance of military readiness is
riven in Napler's "Memoirs." The troops
vere detiling down a narrow gorge in India,
vhen suddenly a mad bull wias seen charg
ng down at full swing and with tremend
>us impetus. The captain had presence of
ind enough to give the word of con
nand. which his soldiers mechanically fol
owed. The order lie gave sounds singuliar
nough. It wias this: "Prepare to. receive
availry." The soldiers obeyed, and the
infortunate bull was impaled on their
>ayonets. This episode has always beon
sled as an instance of the courage of the
3ritish soldiery. It seems rather to illus
rate the courage of the Indian bull.
Set Rigcht at Last.
A few (lays ago a ctzen Wiho does bust
less on Congress street, Detroit, was drawn
o his olilee door by a windiy war of words
etween two m)fenl. Both seemed rendy to
ight if they had hacking, alid the (itizel
vas looking as if ready to back the smaller
no, When a Man with a stIff necC and a
mainful gait caine along, took in the situa
ion, and said to the citizen:
"Keep still-don't say a word--don't
>alliate a conflict I"
The conflict was declared ''off1' and the
Lien went their ways. and the citzen return
d to his desk. Ini the course of tho after.
oon, the man with the stilf neck entered
bo ollice, passed the time of day and said:
"'Out, liere this imorinhng I mnade use of a
void which 1 want, to correct. I asked
ou to ''palliate" a contlict. I meant
parItilcipalte,' not pailliate. Good-day, sir,"
Next morning at 8 o' chock, when the
it izen got, off the car, the 01(d chap was
vail ing for hinm on the corner, and, halt
iug him against a stone wall, he said:
"I called upon you yesterdlay to explain
tint I imeaint, 'particip~ate' instead of p~ali
"'I now desire to inform you that I dl~in't
tean either (one one. Imoianhut 'preticip~ate.'
havo used the wordl a thousand time~s,
nd1 1 dlon't see how I iss1poke myself as
''Oh, that's all right-no harm done,"
tughed the citizeni.
"'No, no particular harm, but I want
fings right if they can be made so."
Tfhey separated. Near thme close of the
e~condl day thereafter the o1(1 man entered
me office hagainl, placed his hat on the floor,
-iped off hits chin and said:
"'I now dlesire to inf ormi you that I didn't
mean 'preticipate' after aill, it was p~rob~a
ly the excitment of the moment which
made nie say 'p~alliate,' and then I got mix
.1 In the othlers. WVhat 1 meant to have
lid wats 'p~reciplt ate a conflict, you see.
anm now set, right at last, andl I bid you
raytig rEor aI itu,Ioa Thming.
A circus wvagon, bearing the sign,
Trained Animals," together with a land
3ape suppiosed to have been sketched In
ie interior'of Africa, was hauled dlown to
blacksmith shop on Griswold street,
)etroit, for repairs to tihe running gear.
'lhe cage itrelf was closed and locked, and
dozen boys soon galhiered and wondered
that was Inside, Pretty soon along camne
man who asked of the blacksmuith:
"Whbat's in there, anyhowE"
"Ohl nothing gnu," was the quiet reply.
The stranger walked around tiIte cage
uveral t'imes, shook his head like. one in
rouble and went his way. In an hour or
a he returned with an awful grin on his
ice, chuckled around for awhile, and
"hat was a purty good thing you got.
fr. 1 diidn't tumble for an hour, but It
"What did I got eff?" Asked the inno
tnt smith as he crawled from under the
"Whati nevert Well, hsrdly ever-hal
at hat I ought to have tumbled sooner,
r a fellor in our town told me the jolie
ver a week ago, but you looked so serious
didn't mlstrtiet you! Ahi you are an olil
>ker .you are an old jo ryoui ai
Ia'diy ever-hal ai. hat e a go ovet
ad tak* a drink Ott that 1 mi Alway
rilli to pay for a $ocd thintgl
FOOD FOR THOUGHr.
Some hearts, like evening primroses,
open most beautifully in the biadow of
Every man fi tempted when lie is
drawn. away by his own lust, and
Ile who puts bad construction upon
a good act, reveals his own wickedness
A propensity to hope and Joy Is rea
Pride that dines on vanity sup3s OIL
In minemory's mellowed light we be
hold not the thorus; we see only the
Caluniny would soon starve and die
of itself, If nobody tot-k it in and gave
Believers have a life that death e if
If misfortune hits you hard, you lilt
somietlihig else hard; go into some
thing with a will.
Nature knows io pause in progress
aind development, and attaches her curse
to all inaction.
Nothing 18 too hard for God-uot
even my heart.
It Is with our good Intentions as with
our days; to-morrow is but too often
the 14ash of to-day.
It is lot what you have in your chest,
but what you hayo in your heart, that
makes you rich.
God hears no more than tile heart
speaks; and if tile lieart be dumb, God
will certainly be deaf.
If the way to heaven be narrow, it is
not long; and if the gate be straight, It
op1e)is into endless lif'e.
There is always left enough power In
a 1ni to ex. cute what Is really a mat
ter of conviction with hin.
It' Christ laid down his life for us,
it Is a great thing for us to lay down
our glass for the brethren?
We see what a Man has, and envy
him; bi~t if we saw how little lie en
Joyed, we slouli pity him.
Set a watch over thy month, and
keep the door of' thy lips, for a tale
bearer Is Worse than a thlef.
h'lie readiest way o entangle the
mind with false doctrine is first to en
tie tile Will to wanton living.
'1e proper way to check slander is to
desp1)is it; attempt to overtake and ro
fut It; and it will outrun you.
Slander soaks into the mind as water
inlo low and nurshy places, whero it
bocomes stagnant and of'onshve.
Ile that walks uprightly before God
will walk honorably before men; and
Is safe in every place and condition.
Integrity without knowledge is weak
and useless, and knowledge without
integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
It would tire the hands of an angel
to write down all the pardons that God
bestows upon true penitent believers
Remember when inclined to slander,
that It is only he among you who Is
without sin that may cast the first
Tle diamond fallen into the dirt is not
the less precious, and the dust raised
by high winds to heaven Is not the less
Slander is a volee tha6 strikes a dou
ble blow, wounding both him that com
nwits and against whom i is commit
lie who tells a lie Is not sensible how
great a task lie undertakes, for lie may
be ferced to tell twenty more to main
Sober sense, self-possession and Intel
ilgent self-control, are the safeguards
ot the head and heart, and make a beau
tiful temnple for the soul.
Sin Is a tyrant, anid its servants are
slaves. There Is no escape from the
dlomfinion of sin but by the participa
tion in tile grace of the Gospel,
11 is wond erful1 how sedent a man can
be wvhen he knows his cause is Just,
anzd how bolsteroits lie becomes when
le knows he is ini the wrong.
A man cannlot be a 1irosperous Chris
tian without settled seasons of prayer.
OpportunitIes to pray wvill be found
whenl thme heart is intent on the exer
Sin always begins with ploasure and
enads wvith bitterness. It Lis lIke a colt
wiich thme little boy said was very tame
iln front arnd very wild behind,
We should enjoy our fortune as we
do our hlealh-enJoy it when good, be
patient whlen it Is bad, and~ never apply
violenut remedies except in an extremeo
WVhen we sp~eak of obejience we
shild alwvays speak of faith Arst.
Iraithz is the first and fundamiental act
of obedience. FaithI is tile mainsprIng
If you would relish food, labor for it
before you take it; If enjoy olothing,
pay for it before you wear it; if' you
wvould sleep soinid(ly; take a clear con
snetbed wIth you.
Socially, politicall'y, and religiously,
the civilized world is in a terrible un
settied condition.. Ever ything appears
to be in a state o1' uurest. T'here seems
to be no well i tated limit to anything.
Conversion Is life from the dead. It
is the healthfulrnuss and growth of
functions that were entirely extinct,
in conltradlaumnction fronm thle notion
that it is an oducation of thle heart-a
moe trainIng of an inherent principle.
Cheerfulness is Just as nattural to the
heart of a man in strong hlealh as color
to his check ; and whereyer thero is
habitual gloom there mnudt b'd either
b~ad air, unWholesome food, iniprdper
ly severe labor, or errinlglhabits in life.. A
Let us have none the less ' emotion,
none the less morality, -but fromi top to
bottom, within and with ut,' through
out and Without end, let us have ight
sousness. Tihen'our eoietidas wll be?
read, our moerality will be loVe,s a~i
our r'ightousnese will be holip~eas.. ~
Translate the sense of So'ri ttee int~
your lives, and expound U; e Word o~
God by'your wotks. Intetp t46It by$K.
your foot and teach it by. your fiing .~y
hat is, let your woknnn
wvalkuigg' be Scripture psln
Itifigpys144 readc And 'Vheih o
Treatbletmust have gtpat%osib 4
of blessin ~ii 4pIt wot~ '
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