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-IIW E~yE II N WINNSJIORO, S. C., FEBRUARY 19, 1880. .O IV.-NO. 22.
You smooth the tangles from my hair
With gentle touch and tenderest care.
And count the years ore you shall mark
Bright silver threads among the dark
Smiling the while to hear me say,
"You'll think of this again some day
. Some dayl"
I do not scorn the power of time,
Nor count the years of fadoless prime;
But no white gloams will ever ihlno
Among these heavy looks of mine;
Aye, laugh as gayly as you may,
You'al think of this again some day
Rome day I shall not fool as now,
Your soft hand move along my brow;
I shall not slight your light commands,
And draw your tressos girough my hands;
1'"hall be silent and obey
And you-you will not laugh some day- I
I know how long your loving hands
Will linger in these glosiy bands
Wlen you shall weave my latest crown
Of their thick masses, loug and brown;
But you will see no touch of gray
Adorn their shining length that day
And while your tears are falling hot t
Upon the lips which answer not,
You'll take from these one treasured tress,
And leave the rest to silentness
4inhmember tha't T 1)0 F t V'eey,
"You'll think of thl again some day
Edith's Lover. 5
Coming out upon the terrace where they
stood alone together in the June twilight, I V
remeniber thinking what a handsome, noble
looking couple they made, and how well it a
was that mny mnistress had chosen Mr. Hollis
for her future husband when so mny at- b
tractive young gentlemen aspired to the
honor of her hand.
As I approached, Mr. Hollis was saying:
"To-morrow is odr, wedding day, dear n
Edith I To-morrow I I can scarcely realize 1
it. Ah, how proud and glad I am." J
My lady looked up at this moment, her
cheeks all aglow, her eyes shliiing with hap- ri
piness. Hearing my step she said in her
'Whit is it, Jennie ?"
"A strange woman has presented herself a!
at the kitchen door, madam. She asked for 1
jou and will not be denied. She does not d
Ave in these parts, I think; her accent and n
dress are both peculiar. Good gracious,
there she comes now, and I left her on the d:
My mistress looked in the direction indl- st
cated and beheld a drooping, forlorn figure. bi
slowly advancing from the rear of the house. o
She changed color and drew back with a
startled cry: bi
"Mrs HFawirinAl.. . . 1..
The woman caime nearer and paused on ai
the upper step, looking curiously about her. l
"Forgive me for comin'," she said, in a
low, broken voice. "It ain't right to be b
troublin' one like you. But what could I Is
d(o with him beggin' and. ploadin' and fret
tin' himself ill? I hadn't the heart to refuse v
his prayer, and-" ui
"Hush I" My mistresadrew her strange p
visitor hurriedly down the steps. . v
Bhe was very pale and trembled with ex- a
"No more now-I cannot listen," said
she, in a whisper. "If you have any errand p
with ine come again by-and-by when I am t<
alone." . U
The woman sighed heavily.
"Let me give you this note, ma'am--it's 81
from hiin, an' I'll trouble you no more. t]
You'll read it, an' do all it asks, ma'am V" ]H
she added, quite plaintively, as she thrust a h
bit of crumpled papei- into my lady's hand.
"Yes, yes. Now go-go at once!"' p
"1 will, But don't disapp'iut him, ma'am; e
don!t do it." a
There was desperation in her voice and a
looks-perhaps even menace-as she turned n1
and made her way with difficulty downm the
Mr. Hollis naturally made sonme injuiry as
to the- strange visitor, but, at Miss Edith's ',
solicitation,. he .dropped the subject, and
soon afterward went away.
About 10 o'clock that night my lady's
bell summoned me to her chamber.
I found her sitting with her wraps on and
a bit of paper--the same the woman had
given her-clenched in her hand.
Hear face wore a sadder expression than I
I had ever seen upon it beforc.
"Jenny," she said, turning in her chair
' as I entered, "(d0 you know a place In thme
village called Holme's Cott age ?"
"Good. Gect your bonnet, I wish you to
take me there. 1 wish to set out at once."1
''But it is a long distance, madam ; if you
must go, shall I not order the carriage ?"
"I do not wvish this visit known to any
one else in the houee, Jenny The servants
- would think strange of it. You, I am sure,
are discreet and faithful."
We left the house by a side door, locking
it and taking the key with us.
Presently we reached Hlme's Cottage.
It was a long, low building in the outskirts
of the village, at some distance from any
other dwelling. Since my knowledge of
the house began, it had been occupied by
the poorer class of tenants.
"Some one I wish to see is here," she
said, quietly. "Remain outside, Jenny, I
shall not be long away."
She entered without knocking and closed
the door. The next instant I heard a glad
cry within, then a burst of sobs.
Suddenly Mr. Hollis confronted. me,- his
facelito and convulsed in the moonlight.
' ' 1 me," he said in a husky whisper,
"was it Edith, my promised wife, that went
in at yonder door ?"
I I could not sp~ak, bumt my looks answered
*He dropped my hand and was turning
away, when ni few agitated words. camne
through the open Window :
(Edt6, I knew you Wonid come! my pre
cious darhidg,-my wife i You were not so
cruel an to forsake me utterly."
It wasia-mtn'savoice, but Mr. Hlollis seem
edA4~ hgr' giple word only of those, it
".Wifel" ho echoed in a hollow tone,
4'Wife I And to-morrow was to have been
ouir wedding day I"
In spite of my terror and boWildermlent,
I h~i thie presence of mind to grasp his arm~
~44~l~n~utter aWg rom the house.
"Wli~brin ao here?" I sternly de
~v og followed ?"
was a i in t i ree
tion to-night. Nay, not chance," lie added,
with sudden vehemence, "but the provi
dence of God."
Then, before I could say a word in reply,
he had freed himself from my grasp and
was striding down the shadow-hunted stret.
Ten minutes iter my mistress came out.
She drew a deep breath as she clasped my
arm. and I felt her tremble.
"Come, Jenny, let us get away from here
ulckly, I shall be glad to reach home
She looked so miserable and dispirited
hait Ilhad not the courage to tell her what
iad occwired outside the cottage while she
The next morning, while she was at break
ast. and the mystical stir of the bridal
reparations was going oii it the house, one
>f the servants brought In a large package.
3ho cut the cords, and out fell a heap of
etters-the pure, dainty letters she had
vritten fron time to time to her lover--and
lie few books and ke )pakes she had given
I saw her stagger, turn pale and catch
ier breath. Then she looked at me with a
"l---don't understand. Do you Jen
The package and a brief note it contain
d were Deane Hollis' farewell.
My lady did not cry or faint. Flinging
lie note away, she clapsed both hands to
"iy God I This is incomprehensible.
Vhat-wlint-does lie mean ?"
"I can tell you, Meu."
And I did.
When she knew that Mr. Ilollis had been
t ilolme's Cottage the nIght before, and
iat lie had overheard there, instead of
Inking to the Iloor in sliamie and confusion,
s I half expected, she sprang towards the
oor with a smothered sob of joy.
"Ol, heavcn i" she suid. "Come, Jenny,
re have another mission to perform."
"Where are you going?" I said, looking
t her wonderingly.
"Come and see. Heaven grant that we
0 not too late."
Scarcely waiting for tier bonnet and
iawl, she hurried me from the house.
Presently we reached a handsome nian
on-Mr. Hollis' country seat. A carriage
ood before the door and some one was
ist stepping into it.
My lady screamed out at the sight and
ished forward excitedly:
"Oh, Deane, don't go i don't leave ile
-at least until I have been given a chance
> expkuln I You have misjudged me ; it Is
tI a terrible mistake. Come with me to
[olne's Cottage, do come. God knows I
a not wish to keep any secrets from you;
We all entered the carriage together and
rove to Holne's Cottage.
We we.ae imet on the threshold by the
ane forlorn looking wonan who had
'ouight the note. She burst out sobbing i
"My son is dead," she cried. "le
'eatied his last soon after you went away t
i' look at him I'm sure it would please
im could lie but know."
We entered the poor little room and stood
,side the couch on which the dead man
The secret of Miss Edith's visit of the pre
ots night was soon told : this rash, inpet
:us man had allowed himself to tall des
mrately In love with Miss EdJ, the pre
lous summer, in spite of tie, diflerence
id utter Ipossibility of his ever hoping
> will a return of her affections.
When lie realized that lie must die; a
rey to consunllption, lie begged to be taken
> the vicinity of my lady's home, that lie
iight be near her at the last.
lie hrtl had more or less delirium for
me .days previous to his death, and while
its was on him had really fancied that Miss
dith was his wrfe, and spoke of her, in
is rambling way, as such*
"I could not despise his love, Deane, I
itied him so," my lady said, her beautiful
yes full of tears. "Do not blame me for
seking to hide the truth ; it was for his
Ike. It seemed cruel to expose his wveak
ess. Will you forgive me ?"
lHe echoed the word andi caught her to
"Forgive you I Oh, my darling, it is I
rho need to be forgiven I".
Got homelthinl2 Frisky.
"Got something frisky 1" lie asked, as
Le wvalked into a livery stable and called
or a saddle horse ;'something that wvill
>rance about lively and wake a fellow
'ut of his lethargy? I used to ride the
rick mule in a circus, 'aln I reckon I can
>ack anything that wears hair." They
rooghut him out a calico-colored beast,
vith a vicious eye, and he mounted it and
lashed off. Before lie had gone twvo blocks
lhe animal bucked, crashed through a high
oard fence and plunged in~to a cellar, toss
nig his rider over the top of an adjacent
voodshed and landing hinm on the ragged
mdge of a lawvnmower. They bore him home,
traighitened him out, and three surgeons
~ame in and reduced his dislocations and
hlistered himn up with raw beef. A fewv
veeks later lie 'called at the stable and said
f they had a gentle saw-horse wvith an af
ectionate disposition, a bridle with a curb
)it and nmartingales, and a saddle with two
iorns and a erupper to it, lhe believed lhe
would go up in the hay mow and gallop
uround a lIttle where It was soft and It
wouldn't hurt him if he went to sleep and
rell off, as lie did the other day.
A 'verdict highly characteristic of Rus
sian justice was recently given in thle Dis
trict Court of Cherson, ha Southern Russia,
Three young collegians of respectable par
entage stood arranged before that tribunal
upon the charge of having at dlfferent
times stolen from the master of the British
mierchuanltmlan Beta, lying at anchor in
Nichololoff Harbor, a golden watch and
chain, a purse containing a sovereign, and
a pair oft golden sleeve links. Tile pris
onuers made full confession of their 'delin
quency, but appealed with heart-rending
sobs to the patrIotism of the Court for ex
oneration from the legal consequences of
their crime upon the grounds that "they
had .proposed exercising a well merkod
vengence upon the .wicked EnglIsh, who
lied. inflicted so many wrongs upon Holy
Rusisaa" Thus mycnvked, the luly returned
a unanimous verdict of "not guilty,"%hich
e,1abled1 'the judges to mulct the sBritish
plaintiff in-aI1 thecosts of the eqtton, in.
eluiding the expienses incurred by thqpat4
durillg tlide tentiou fi the. h
Brown always declared that he would
marry an heiress, but being next door to
penniless himself, his friends did'nt quite
believe hin, though he had never been
known to tell an untruth. One evening at
a political meeting lie made the acquaint
ance of a great cotton lord, Sir Calico Twill,
and happening to say "Itear, hear ! " in tihe
right place several times whilst Sir Calico
was speaking, the old gentleman took a
fancy to him, and asked him homic to sip
per. There lie met his host's daughter, a
charming young lady with eight thousand a
year, fell desperately in love with her, pop
ping the question in the conservatory, and
was referred to her papa.
"Before I take time matter into considera
tion," said Sir Calico, when Brown had
stated his case, "you must answer me one
question. What is your fortune?"
"Well, I don't exactly know," 'answer
cd Brown, being uncertain whether that
was a three penny or four penny under his
tobacco jar at hon; but let your daughter
become my wife, and I promise site shall
have endless gold."
" Endless gold is rather an exaggeration,
oh," remarked Sir Calico.
"Scarcely in my case," said Brown, "as
let my wife an11d I be as extravagant as we
might, we should never be able to get
'Are you telling ic the truth ?"
"The truth, I swow.'
"Then, take her, my boy," said Sir Cal
ico, grasping Brown'A haind, 1and hmppy i
am that my child has been saved from the
clutches of rogues and fortune hunters."
"Well, they were married, and drown
made tihe money fly at such a rate that when
his wife's milliner's bill came in lie wias
obligd to confess himself stumped. Mrs.
B. immediately sent for her pnpa.
''What's this?" said bir Calico. stumped ?
What do you mean, sit ? Where's tl end
less gold you promised, eh?"
"I've kept my promise," answered
"Kept your promise, and can't find the
Luoncy to pay a paltry milliner's bill. Why
"Calm yourself, old boy," interrupted
Brown. "I promised to give your daugh
ter endless gold, which bcth of us, we be as
"xtravagant as we might, should never be
ible to get through. Was it not so?"
"I es, and you-"
'Don't fluster yourself now. I've kept
"Why, I gave her a wedding ring--that's
midless gold, isn't it ?" And, my dear,"
ided Brown, turning to his wife, 'do you
hink that both of us could ever get through
mything which only just fits one of those
Sir Calico looked as if lie was going to
inve a fit, but a t imely remark of his daugh
er's probably averted the catastrophe. .
'Well, papa," sie said, "there's still one
hing in our favor. No one can say that
m 'rand ni'ow Brown and his I
vife, though they do have to manage on I
ight thousaind a year, are the happiest I
Ouuj1le in the two hemispheres.
Mr. Phipps and the Hlon.
A few weeks ago my nelLhbor, M'r.
Phipps observed Iyellow fluid of some kind
ssuing from the water-spout of the smoke
1euse. Upon examining it closely he as
-ertained that it was the yolk of an egg.
Por several successive days it continued to
:lrip from the spout, and Mr. Phipps was
perplexed about it. He had not noticed
that the weathe r had been raining omelette,
r that there was any particular quality in
le shingles of tihe smoke-house roof that
would be likely to induce them to indulge
in a spontaneous production of custards.
Ile determined to watch, and on the follow
lug day he observed his Shanghai hen fly
up to the roof of the smioke-iouse, settle
right down over the aperture to the water.
spout and lay an egg. Mr. Phipps had not
thme remotest idea what to (do about it, so
ho let the hen lay on for several (lays, while
he thought of a plan for discouraging her
from operating in that particular spot.
One day, however, when he wvent out, he
found the hen Bitting oin the top) of thme spout,
manifestly with the impression that an earn
est effort would enable her to hatch out thme
eggs shte had dropped into the pipe.
T1his seemed to Mr. Phipps so wildly un
reasonable, that lie resolved to pievent the
hen from engaging in such a delusive under
taking. Accordingly, lhe tried to "shoe" her
off of her nest. She looked blandly down
at him, winked twice in a knowing way, and
refused to budge.
Mr. Phipps' friend, Rogers, who lives
next (leer, climbed over the fence and ad~
vised hinm to get a ladder and pull1 thme hen
off. Mr. Phipps dlid so, and then Rogers
saidl that if it was his lien lie would simply
plug up the hole.
Mr. Phipps drove a plug in the spout and
dlescended. As soon as lie reached the
ground the lien flew upl and began to try to
hatch out the plu1g. Rogers said that, lie
thought she might perhaps be seared off, so
lie throw a piece of brick at her, but it.
miussed the lien and~ went straight thi'ough
P'hipps' (lining-room window.
Then Rogers said that if he owned a lien
like that he would stop her If lie had to blow
her up with powdler. So Phipps got four
ounces -of gunpbwder and p~ackedl it into the
lower cud of the spout, anti Rogers touched
it off with a match It merely flzz/led1 out,
like s young volcan'o, and set fire to Phiipps'
Rogers then said the powdet' oughtt to have
been "tamped." So lie put another charge
in the .spout, 'and then drove a white pine
plug in, leaving a gimlet-hole for the slow
match. The experiment was in a degree suc-.
cessful. TIhere was a fearful. bang, and the
next minute Phippe' eccentric chicken was
sailing out toward the celestial constellations
with a plug in her cla.ws. She wvent tip al
most out of sight, and then'she camne down,
down, (lown, and lighted squarely over the
spout-hole, expressing, by a cackle or two,
her surprise, but, on the whole, calnm and
sweet-tempered, and as resolutely disposed
as ever to give her attention strictly to busi
Rogers remarked that for a mere Shanghai
ohtickoen she had real.gecnius. Ho said there
was only one thing to do now, and that was
to turn the garden hose on her. So Phippa
got out the hose, and Rlogers took the pipe
and 'pla&yed a-half~nch stream directly on
the hien. .The hen peemed rather to enjoy it
for e caokled e~Jle In a pleased way, anA
'Bogers tod pit sur tige water off
w'hie lie ill i theroo to gdta better
crack at her. 1I8, while RLC was jkoasg
in theoladdef. holdinlg heo pipe against bis
breast with one arim, Phipps, who mnust have
Istliderstood him, suddenly turned tle
Wiater on again, and the stream struck
Rogers i the nostrils, nearly choking him,
and causing him to let go his hold on tih
ladder and fail to the grodind. Wheni he got
il) he said that a man who, would own such
at heln 11 that Was, inl W8 hipilnionl, 110 Oetter
thia i pirate and a pagali, and so he got
over the fence and went into the house.
Phipps then went after him and apolo
gized, and then he asked Rogers to lend
him a shot-gun, so that he could kill tile
chicken. Rogers agreed, and he climbed
back over (he fence with the gun in his
hand. Plpps took the gun and fired. lie
missed lthe chicken and blew tile entire cu
pola off the smoke-h<,use. Theii togers said
hat there were some men who knew no
more about firing a gun than a toi-cat
knows about idolatry. 8o Rogers took the
weapon, aimed carefully, and pulled the
trigger. About one shot hilt. tle heln, and
the remainder alruck a cow in an adjoining
lot, exciting her so that she hooked at boy
and threw .him over a five-rail fence. The
hen flew upl) on top of Phipps' house and
cackled as if she had laid 2()0 eggs at minue
for the last quarter of an hour. Phipps
proposed to fire at the lhen, bnt Rogers sar
castically Intimated that if lie did lie would
probably hit Mrs. Phipps, who was churn
ing milk in the cellar. Then Phipips told
Rogera to shoot, and Rogers did so, witi
the result that lie missed thie chicken anid
broke eight panes of glass in Phipps' garret
window. Then Rogers said Phipps' must
have spoiled thle gun 'by looling vith it, and
lie climbed over the fence again and went
home. Just as lie reached the house Phipps
threw a stone at the lien, scaring her so
that she flew down, knocking two pitchers
and a teacup off the dresser, aid frightened
the hired girl into hysterics. Rogers rushed
in, grabbed the chicken, wrung Its neck,
and went out to the fence. As lie tossed
the carcase over to Phipps, lie said:
"There'sthat indecent, in falous chicken
of yours; you take it and keep it. And I
give you notice that if you come fooling
around here with any more such diabolical
birds, hens or roosters, I'll blow your head
off if I'm ]lung for it."
Then lie went into the house, and Roeers
nd Philips don't speak when they see each
'ther at imeeting.
A trick of the London beggar is to get
nito ait ominibus and tender the conductor
inif fare at the end of tai Journey. There
s sure to br a row, which attracts plenty
if attention, and the beggar being detained
)y the conductor, has an opportuunity for
olling a moving story. The result Is that
10 has his fare paid and receives a contribu
ion besides. As often as not the beggar
nt this imstance, is a pickpocket or the friend
>f pickpockets, and the scene is got ip at
lh eid of tie ride either to attract atten
ion fromt the light fingered doings that have
ust Iake nlm n aw in 1 n $4i sanu,Iab ..'
s alsoa favorite beggar-device for a youth
mnd a girl to go out into a thoroughfare at a
mlsy time. A suitable spot reached, there
s a scuflle, the girl falls, and the lad runs
may at the top of his speed. She rises
lowling, gathers a crowd and relates, in a
roice mich broken by sobs and tears, that
he money had been brought in half an lhour
xeforo by the mother as her (lay's earnings;
mnd that she (the girl) had come out with it
o purchase food for her little brothers and
isters who had not yet broken their fast;
2d now-as she takes care to ask-what
i the world is sie to do? Here comens a
)assion of weeping, and erc many minutes
;o by the half crown-that has never been
ost-Is pretty sure to be made ip with in
crest, This is a trick that may be prac
iced every half hour with oeie slighlt change
f locality. But it is necessary for the girl
o have acquaintances within reach, who
back her up) inl case any inquisitive or he
levolen~t individuall should insist on accom
panlying her home. Ihere, howecver, she
lever has mluchl to dIreadl. Professional
beggars have trusty acqumantancees ait hand1(
in mos0t1 quarters. . And even were it other
wise, thlere Is a Freemasonry among thec
body wvhich enables all Its memibers to
recognlize one anothler at sight; and there Is
an espr'it du corps among thiem too, which
Incites them to supplort one of themselves,
althloughI a perfect stranger, through thlick
and thinl, whlen called upon to do so. A
kindred trick Is for the professional vagrant
to light a canle some dirty eveniang and go
p~okinmg about a guitter in search of-say a
shilling. 'the coin Is ailways d~eribecd as
the last of the searcher's store, and( wanting
which lae or she wvill have to go without.
food and lodging for the nIght. Anothler
effective "dodge'' is for a very fechle-look
ing hidividulal to crawl slowly along, in the
nieighiborhood of 0one of the hospitals, to
wvardls thle close of the hours appoinited for
dispenseing medicines to out.door paltients,
and1( then, trip~ping upi and1( fallIng heavily,
to break a bottle of stuff on thle p~avemlent.
Similarly, children arc tauight to excite
compassion by yelling over broken vessels
in tihe street and declaring at the 8same tIme
that they dlare not no0W retu~rn home, as5
step-father aunt, and( step-mloter, or 50ome
relatloon popularly und1(erstood to be tho In
carnation of all unkindness to children,
wold punish them terribly for the mishap.
.Not long ago a policeman In Detroit
heard oaths and yells and the sound of con
flct, In a house5 on hie best. As ho centeredl
the yard a man and wvoman burst open the
side door anld rolled down the steps in a
heap, kicking and clawing with a right good
"What is the trouble here?" asked the
omeier, as lie pulled them apart.
"There, I'm gladI you hlappened1 along I"
exclained the man, as lie jumped up. "The
old woman tanil me have hiad-a dispute for
the last ten or fifteen years as to when
ChrIstopher Columbus discovered America.
Maybe you knew."
."It was in 1492," replied the officer.
"Just the date I said-just the date I
had I" cried the husband, as he datnced
around. "Now then, old woman, will you
give it up?~"
"Not .an Inch I I saId 1400, and I had
your nelC aross the edgo of the step I We
agreed not 4t bite nor scratch, and I prefer
to renew 6 conflict -rathler than take a
stranger's fl ures I Come in the house I"
The offi waited at the gate until hie
heard t'wo iairs smashed down and a~dozen
yells and: 10 resumed' his rouinds wIth s
br~vig victin that' Columbus would
n tliately two years ahead In that house.
The Traunstein, or "stone of betrothal,
dates from the times of Odin. It is a hirg,
hole i the rock of sufilcient dimensions fo
a man to pass his hand through it and grasl
another oil the opposite aide. lit (lie Ork
neys, at Stennis, a village between Kirk
Wall and Stromnliess, aiong the "standin
stones of Stennis," there is a siumilar stone
which is called the stone of Odin. Unti
the inuddle of the last century this stom
was the witness of betrothal, marringe vow,
an(d olier solemni contracts, aind whosoevel
violated the vow 'made to Odin" wat
avoided as infamous. Clildren who wer(
passell through (lie hole were supposed U<
be insured against the palsy. The worc
Traun signilies "eirothed." The pretty
village of unden is situated at the lowei
extremity of the lake, where the river Tram1
issues from it ind join.s Ihat of Omnunden.,
the two foiming one lake, which is calle<I
sometimes by tle la ter name, at. others the
Traunsee, originating perhaps in the union
of the two streams. Stones have played a
considerable part as seats of judgment inl
pagan times, as In the stones of Stennis, of
Stonelielge and of Avebury. Those in the
Orkneys were originally a semicircle of taill
upright, stones ot one side of a lake, and a
similar group of circular pillars which stood
fil the projecting promontory of the adjoin
Ing lake. The stones were upwards of
twenty feet high and of imiense size; he
tween tle two lakes was a narrow neck of
land, aind over this i curious bridge of rough
tonesin is thrown into the form of a cause
way. Besides (lie stones mentioned, there
were the Logan stones, great bosses ot stones
so cunningly fitted one upon another that
if tle uler one were touched in a certain
Spot with the figer it would move, but 110
strength of man could otherwiso move it.
This was (lie trial stone, which could be
iade to show a pers'um guilty or innocent,
as best suited the pagan priests. Similar
stones were remiarked by Pliny, A. 1). 100,
who mentions one near llarposa, which
'"might be moved with a finger," and Ptole
my, A. D. 160. says, "the Gygorian rock
could be moved with a stalk of Asphodel."
The Logan stones in Cornwall ire well
known. Astonishing virtues have been at
tributed to small stones which have a natu
ral hole lin them; these were termed "holy
stones," and were sonietimes tied round
the necks of cattle to charm away adders.
"Perforated stones," says Daniel Wilson,
in his "Arclituology of Scotland," ''must
have once been very commnon in England
and Scotland, as the Anglo-Saxons made
laws to prevent Lie British people from pur
suing old Pagan practices." Like the
"'Traunstein," the nienautol, or holed stone
in Cornwall, is celebrated for the cure of
special diseases; those aillicted with scrof
ula are cured, If drawn naked througi the
mnen-au-tol, and then drawn oii the grass
three times aaaist the sun.
An Intlan FPIghtor.
Jeremiah Austill. (ied recently in Clark
Tecumseh in 1813. Captain Sam Dale, a
man of immense size and personal strength,
with a command of Clarke county men and
a few Alississippi volunteers, started out
upon aln expedition to disperse the Indians,
who were prowling through Clarke and Aon
roe counties. When tle expedition had
crossed the Alabama, Captain Dale, Alr.
Austill and ton other whites and a negro
naned Cousar, being in the rear and not yet
crossing, they were notifled that tle Indians
were upon thei. They retreated to the
riverside aind there saw approaching them
r canoe containing eleven warriors. Two
of the warriors swai ashore; one was kill
ed and tle other escaped. Dale then man
ied a canoe, and into it leaped Dale, Aus
till and Smith and tle negro Caesar. The
ipgro paddled out to meet the enemy, and
placing his boat alongside of tle Indian Ca
noo lie held the two together, aid the bat
tle began. The .odds wvero ninie savages
against (lie three whites. The chief haIled
(lie whites with, "No'w for it, Big Sami I"
and p~resented1 his gun at Austill breast Th'le
youth struck at the chief w~it~h an oar. 'Tho
blow was evaded and (lie rifle of (lie Indian
came down upon Aust ill's head. Smith
and Dale at thie same mnonient struick (Iown
the chief with their rilles to (lie bottom of
(lie caniae, dhtahmug his brains out. Dale's
gun wvas broken from (lie stock, but lie still
fought with the barrel. Recovering him
self from (lie blowv of the chief, Austill (dis
patched a seonid and a third Indian with
lis clubbed rille. Snnth wvas sutcesful in
laying twvo or miore Indians at (lie bottom
of thie boat. Caesar ih lie canoes firmly,
atnd (lie three whlites kept a foot in each ca
noe while they dealt their fatal blows. An
IndIan strnck Auslill with a wvar club, whIch
felled him across the sides of the boats, and,
while prostrate, another had raised lisa club
to dlash out, his brains, when D~ale by a
tinely blow biuriedl his rifle-barrel (leep mi
(lie warrior's skull. Austill recovered his
feet, wrested a club froml one of (lie savages
and knocked hn io (lhe river. Not a
word was spoken except (lie exclamtation
of (lie chief at (lie beginning of (lie flght,
aind a request from Caesar to Dade to use his
bayonet and1( musket whIch Ihe hamnded hlim.
Having laid all of (lie warriors low, thie
three heroes wIth (lie aid of Caesar lifted up
(lie bodies and threw them Into (lie river,
amild (lie shiouts of applause from (lie com
miand whiich had witnessed (lie battle from
(lie bank. 'rho victors after (heir fiamous
encounter, paddl~led away safely under a
heavy fire from tho Indians oii the bank
they had just left.
It Takes Two.
In tihe depths of a forest (here lived two
foxes who never had a cross word with each
other. One of (hem sai one day, in (lie
politest fox language:
''Very well," said the other, "as you
please, (lear friend; but how shall we set
"Oh, it cannot bie dlfmiult," said fox
number one. "'1 wo-legged people fall out,
why should not we ?
$o (hey tried all sorts of ways, but It
could not be done, because each would give
way. At last number one brought two
"There," said he1 "you say they're yours,
and I'll say they re mine, and we will
quarrel, and fight, and scratch. Now I'll
begin. -These stones are mine."
"Very well," answered the other, gety,
"you are welcome to them,"
"But we shall never quatrel at- this rate,'
cried the other, jumping up and licking bie
"You old simpleton, don't 'you knoi4
that it takes two to make a quarrel any
The Valley or Death.
in the North-east corner of San iBernar
dino county, lying par tly ill nyo collity,
and by the newly surveyed line, partly
also in the State of Nevada, is a region
paralleled by few other spots on the face of
the earth. We say the world is instinct
with life. Here, if the phraseology may
be pardoned, is a place instinct wit h1 death.
A huge basin, whose rim is the ancient hills
stricken with barrenness of eternal desola
tion, whose bosom the blasted waste of the
desert-treeless, shrubless, waterless, save
a few bitter pools like the lyc of potash
water; surrounded by mountains that tower
thousaids of feet above the sea level, itself
lying three thousand feet above the sea.
it is a very "GOehenna"--a place of death
and bones. Birds do not fly over it; ani
inils do not enter it: vegetation Cannot ex
ist in it. The broad sands absorb the heat
the bare mountains reflect it, the unc'louded
sunll daily adds to it. Niniety degrees in
the shade (artificial heat, thir is no other)
means winter; 1:03 and 140 degeces,
means sununer. The hot air grows hotter;
waves tremble with heat, until nature
goa(le(I witih ma1idniess, can11 en(ujrile no0 longer,
and then the burning blast rouses itself
rouses in its might; rouses as an angry
blast, with a hoarse ominious roar; swent
mile after mile on, ever on, over the broad
reach of the desert, hearing in its black,
whirling bosoml- -black as liidilight-dust,
8and, alkali and (lenth. Sonetinles murky
cloids gather oil the mountains above; then
there is a rush-a wai ning sigh of the winds
-a low rumbling i the air; the hills quiv
er, the earth trembles, and a torrent, half
water, half mud, bounds from the hills,
leaps into the desert, plowing chasms like
river beds in tle loose sand. The clouds
scatter, the sun comes again, the eternal
thirst is net quenched. The raging river
was only a dream. In the year 18-18 a
party, of emigrants entered tihe basin. Day
after day they toiled on, thirsting, dying.
The pitiless mountain walled them in---no
escape. One by one they dropped and died.
A few abandoned everything, sealed the
mountains and escaped. The others lie as
they fell, dried to mummies-no birds even
devour their flesh: no beasts to prey upon
Oihem. Wagon tires unrusted, gun barrels
bright, untarnished. Such is the place.
Mile after mile sileci reigns, silence and
When we sailed down the river from
Tientsen we had a strange passenger on
board. ic table-boy of one of the Eng
lish merchants had risen with the self-help
fil energy that characterizes the country,
until le became a mandarin and comman
der of one of the Chinese gun boats Atation
ed inl tile river. lie, his two wives, an1d
four children had lied within one week
about a year before, and the geonancers
having only now settled the lucky day, the
collins were placed on board for burial at
his lIative townl, a thousand miles away.
The quondam table-boys was the largest of
side the cabin (loor, and on top there was,
ill a cage, a pure white cock with a mag
nilcent cobli, at grave and stately bird that
wis to be killed at tihe grave. As we
steamed slowly down, three minuilte guns
boomed, and a strain of the most mourntul
andl( wild music floated into the night. We
were passiig the dead mali's sli), and tile
band lplayed its last adieus, for every
honor wias paid, and a powerful mandarhi
was to accompany tile body all the way.
We saw little of him ; perhaps his with
drawal wias from reserve-inlilly, I fear,
from sea-sickness. But even wihen our
numbei was increased by another manda
rin of equal rank, who camtie on board with
a family of sevell, colmlion nationality did
not draw them together. Although one
was an 01(l gentleman of seventy, they spent
their days in their respective state-rooms
(and, ala1s81 their nights also) fighting crick
ets. A supp~lly of these insects traveled
with themi, trlainedl as birds are trained for
cock-flihts; It is said(1 that thley have even
whlat resemble spurs, TIhe little wooden
cages p~assedt in every daly, and as tile
crealtures raise a mournful chirp or wvar
whoop as they approach each other, a <,ry
that, grows shriller as thle comlbat p)rogresses,
and is followed by quick, fierce niotes of
victory when one is slain, and1( as the men
of ofllce protest ed that the noise lulled them
to sleep, we had the Indescribable all-per
vading smell of opium11 by dlay. andl the
nlever-ceasing cay of the cricket by night.
The Story of the i'artagan.
An mitereatmng andl at the same time in
structive romiance connected with the sub
ject of cigars and tobacco is the history of
a famous Cuban fanmily. In years gone
by no cigar made in Cuba was more wide
ly and~ falvorably known by lovers of the
weed thlan thlose whiich camne from the fac
tory of Jose Partaiga, thle elder. Theiler
rep~utation was first-class, not only in this
counitry but 1a180 among thle smnokers of thle
old1 wvold. Their manufacturer amassed a
colossal fortune from the business, and1( dy
lng, left his son, the p~resenit Jose Partaga,
over $3,000,000. The young man11 a spend
thrift of the fIrst water, lived a wild, reck
less life for years in all the European capi
tals, throwing away Is patrimlonly with
the lavish hand of an oriental prince, and
finally returned to (Caba to find himself
bankrupt and penmileas Soon after, ho0w
even, by 0one of those most curious freaks
of D~ame Fortune, lie won $250,000 in a
lottery; this soon1 followed tile millions that
hlad gone b~efore it. Thie factory was pur
chalsedi by a stock comipany whlo employ.
time ruined scion of Partagas in some1 capac
ity, that his nlamie, the gacat trade mark,
may still distinguish their wvares.
Waitch me Gltde.
in a vacant lot on Peterboro street, De
troit, is a strip of ice about- a foot wide
andI thirty feet long, and a lone boy wilth a
pair of big skates was making himself 'be
lieve that he was having heap~s of fnn. A
passing ',pedlestrian couldn't see it ID
thlat light, he leaned over the fence and
"Sonny, what are you doing?".
."Skating," ws tile reply as the young.
ster cut a pigeon wing and got his breatti
"Isn't that a pretty small spot to skatO
on?" queried tile man.
"Oh1, It Is plenty big enough to fall down
oni" was the. cheerful answeir. ."Over
seven boys bumped their noses here till they
had to stay out of school, and one. fello
struck on the back of his head th$1 io~
lng and holered soI16ud that weh
dowp on'his stomatwI Watch n
FOOD FOIi TIOUGIT.
It Is In the power of the meanest to
triumph over fallen greatness.
Ilope softens sorrow, brightens plain
surroundings and eases a hard lot.
Know well your incomings, and your
outgoings may be better regulated.
Hope softens sorrow, brightens plain
surroundings, and cases a hard lot.
It 1s more profitable to look up our
defects than to boast of our attainments.
How few faults are there seen by us
which we have not ourselves commit
Soie hearts, like evening primroses,
open most beautifully in the shadow of
lifi . .
Passions are, perhaps, the stings
without which, it is said, no holiney Is
lie who puts bad construction upon
a good act,.reveals his own wickedness
lie who refuses justice to the defence
less will make every concession to the
in memory's mellowed light we be
heati not tie thorns; we see only the
It is not what you have in your chest,
but what, you have in your iart, that
inakes you rich.
Nature knows no pause In progress
and development, and attawlies her
curse to all iluaution.
It is not wise to reject benenits when
tey are offered; when you want them
they may be reluned.
It Is all very well to be a promising
yot,h, butI the hard parf i6 to keep
your promise In alter life.
Let friendship creep-,. gently to a
height; if it rusnes to i it way soon
run itsell' out of breath.
To be wise Is to feel that ill that is
ear thly ia transient, an i. to experience
m5istortuno is to becoie wise.
All men look to hapi)iness in the tu
ture. To every eye heaven and earth
sen to cemibrace In the distance.
There are soie persons ol whoni
their taults sit well, and ottlers who are
made ungraceful by their good quali
When bad men combine, the good
must associate, else they will fall, on1e
by one, at unipitied sacrifice hi a eon
lWave nothing to (to with any man fin
4 pa1sion, for Iieu are net like iron to
be wrought, out whe1 hot, or mouldd
Ito any givel fori.
The keenest abuse of our enemies
will nob hurs us so much in the estita
tiou of the discerning as the Injudicious
praise of our friends.
Aany a man has reached the summit
of lame, and then looked down into
the humble valley he came fron, and
longed to be there again.
Of this be certain, that no trade is so
at visiting and dissipation.
The business of life is to go forward.
lie who sees evil in prospect meets It
on the way; but he who catches it by
retro. e cion turns back to find It.
Men trust rather to their eyes than to
their ears: .he eirect of precepts is
therefote slow and tedious, whilst that
of examples is summary and effectual.
There can be no surer way to success
than by disclaiming all cotudence in
ourselves, and referring the events of.
things to (od with an implicit trust.
Ideas, as ranked under names, are
those that, for the most part, men rea
soi of within themselves, ant always
those which they commune about with
Affectiol 1, like spring flowers, break
through the frozen ground at last, and
tihe heart, which seeks but for another
heart to make it happy will never seek
Ilumility Is a virtue ali preach, none
prmactIce, and yet ever y body is content
to hear. T'ie master thihks It good
doctrine for his servant, the clergy for
W hile it is impossible, even after con..
version, to live without -sinning, yet
provision i3 miade for the forgiveness
of our daiiy sluas, and the washing of
As they who for very slight sickness.
take physic to repair their health, do
rather Impair it, so they who for every
trilie are cager to findicatte their char
acter, (do rather weaken it.
We can enjoy fellowship with God
only by walking where he dwelle. If
we would have the- companiotnship of
pure friends, we must go in the same
society In which they move.
There mu~st be continual confession
of siu. lie who has nothing to con less
to God at the (day's close has no realiza
tion of the holiness of God, or of the
requirements of the dIvine law.
Thelm violet in the shaidow of the decep
woods is as lovely and fragrant and
pireelous as the violet In the conserva
tory of an dlucal palace. ;Real value
is not to be measured by notoriety.
it is easy in the world's opiion it ':t
is easy in solitude to live after your '
own; but thes great man is lie, who In
th. tnidst of the crowd, keeps with per
fect s weetness the indepondence of sol.
The world is a looking-glass, and
give back to every mnan the reflection I
of his owu lace. Frown at it, and it
will turn and look surly upon you;
laugh at it and with it, and1it1la pleas
anit, kind companion,
.Falsehood is never so suecesful as ~C
when she baits her hook with truth,
No opinions so fatal to us as those tt tat :
are not wholly wrong; as no watohes
so elletually deceive the wearer.as thos6
that are sometimes right.
A good consolence Is better than two
witnesses. It will consume yourg giof -
as the sun dissolves ice,. It is a spiu
whetn you are thirsty,a stsff. iRedtyi4~
are weary: a screen when tfie s
burns you, and a pillow In dah
ite who is passionates and hast~t~t
generalyhonest. It Is yourf okd.~l~<
should . *Thto't# done
Tiher is no joy Intsoi
of t ~ngu tue OM