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Till-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNS.B011O, S. C., FEBRUARY 24, 1880. VOL -N. 24.
GOOD NIGHT TO THE BUN.
"Come, little daughters, hasten,
Yo should be bravely dight I
Make ready, boys, for we go forth
To bid the sun good-night.
"Four mouths with steady shining
He's made the whole earth fair,
And myriad blossoms greeted him,
And bird-songs filled the air.
"lut now October wanoth;
Ills setting draweth near
We shall not so his face again
For more than half a year."
Ho forth they go together,
Parents and ohildren, all,
The aged and the little ones,
Young men and maidens tall.
From many a noighboring village,
From many a humble home,
To climb tJo rocky sudnmit
The thronging peopl3 come.
The sun hangs low in heaven
U throws his slanting rays
Acros their loving faces, turned
To meet his palting gazo.
And now he's gono I The darkness
Is settling like a pall,
A long low dirge of sid farowell
Breaks from the lips of all.
In mournful cadonco chanting
Th requiem of the sun,
The dear bright day departed now,
The long, long night begun.
And yet with oheorf ul patience
They take their homnoward way,
'The oldest talking how the time
May best be whilod away.
And many a youthful favo is bright
. With glad expectance still,
And manev a morry littl ebild
(toes danoInj down the hill.
A Husband with one Ear.
"so you want to go to church this even
ing, Malclien?" said Otto von Polihehn to
his eldest daughter one Sunday in Decem..
ber, as he and the rest of his family were
setting out, for the market town to hear
Pastor Knopps preach an Advent sermon.
"No, father, Dorothea can go in my
stead, and I will keep the house."
"Keep the house alone? No; I will
leavo lans to protect thec and the manse
"I would rather not have Han," Said
Malchen with a Attle poul, as she glanced
at an ugly gawk who wias.her father's head
"Then thou shalt not have Karl," grumi
bled old Polheihn, speaking rather to him
self than to the girl, and wrapping his an
cient blue cloak tightly round him, ho struck
his iron-tipped staff two or three fimes on
the flags of the hall to intimate to the mei
bers of his household that it was time to be
They came clattering (own stairs and
trudging out of different doors-a large and
rather noisy troop. Otto von Polhein was
a landowner on a small scale-what would
he called in England a gentlemaii-farmner
and lie had a family of ten sons and daugh
ters, without counting two servant-wenches
and a couple of laborers whom lie treated
as his children. The eldest of these two
laborers, a tall, rosy-checked, fair-hairel,
blue-eyed fellow nanied Karl, had shown
sigas of late of being "a bit soft" about
Frauleln Malchen, mid this lisi'leased her
father; for titough he was a kind master he
had a squire's pride, and would have kick
ed Karl straightway out of his house if he
had suspected Malchen of cherishing any
regard for him. At least this is what lie
had once said to Karl with more bluntness
than prudence, for worldly wisdom would,
perhaps, have suggested that he should be
gin by turning off Karl before Malchen's
sentiments towards him had ripened into
"Now, come, comne, let's be off," repeat
ed old Polheim, Impatiently ; "come, wife,
and you, Bertha, Frida and Gretchen, you,
Hans, take one of the lanterns, and you,
Karl, lead the way with the other."
Karl slunk out looking ratther sheepish,
but scarcely had lie got into the open air
than the candle in lisa lantern was blowrn
out and he ran back to get. another. Mal
chen was standing in the hall and struck a
mnatch for him. 8he struck a second and a
third, for somehow the phosphorus would
not act, and the ,ope at on gf ligl ting as
delayed a little, \ W ieI, Kafi too! tige 1 -
tern his hand touched Malchien's, and the
girl blushed. "It's a cruelly cold night to
go out in," faltered she.
"And I don't like leaving you alone,"
whispered Karl. "I think I shall steal out
of chuirch; and come back to see if you are
"Oh, no, the door will he barred,'' ex
claimed Malchen In a flutter.
"Then I'll climb over the orchardi wall,"
answered Karl, nothing daunted, and1 he
executed a wink as lie went forth Iito the
cold,' -- . . . 2
"How veiky'dudAcIius lie IW beofning,'"
muttei'ed Malchen to herself, but she ap
p~arently throughf thiat 'It wae' o'r ti-uo t&
bar the door If Kh mecanti td' get 094 the
garden wvahi, so alhe shff shtitt $hittirnd
edl bac~k to spend lier evenig in the kitch
part of theo cdtnty abt't 't (fe ;i
1* ' -, inlaara 'la' Eba
castle, nud i the roenls otn thi tud floer
were i'fg, 4indy aliarnents, 'Aitli w&ins?
-coled walls and old aken furnittur&
There were faces, of coarse, In 1,oe red
embers of the eruwnbli .~~Ol~ nd
Karl's was clhief amnong thi . ahe, ,w u
but 'somewhat caut ous, esmatis
4aug of A 1
she grieve for him if he met with an acci
dent ? If he loft her father's service? if he
were taken away for military service, and
forced to risk his life In the wars? After
fencing a little with her conscience the dam
sel decided that she did not quite know
what she ought to think about Karl; but
thut he was a very bold and not-to-be-easily
put-down young man she admitted to her
self frapkly enough in her quaint German
She sat listening for footsteps, and conned
over in her mind what sharp things she
should say to dismiss Karl if lie had the
impertinence to present himself before her.
Tho worst of it was that Karl was just such
a young man as inight be Indifferent to
sharp things. Ills boldness really exceeded
belief. Vliy, that very evening im touch
ing Her fingers lie had actually squeezed
them but here Malchen gave a slight start, for
sle heard footsteps and fancied that it was
the nver-to-be-suiliently-blamed Karl,
who had played truant from church, faith
fil to his impudent promise.
She rose and stood coyly, in the middle of
the kitchen, her cheeks pink and her bosom
heaving. Bhethought she would take to
flight as soon as Karl's heavy tread should
resound in the passage; but she waited two
or three minutes without hearing the door
opcn, yet there were steps outside, and,
now that her ears were strained, she heard
voices. Her relatives had not homn gone
an hour, so It was not like Iv lwy could
have returned so soon. Whose, then, could
these steps and voices be?
The kitchen had a high window seven
feet above the foor, and it was closed with
shutters. * but in tile shutters lozenge ap
ertu-es were out. Malchen climbed on to
the dresser under the window and looked
out. What she saw would have made
most timid girls juiop up squealing and run
away half dead ivithl terror.
Nine men-not 'one less-with black
masks on their faces and housebreaking im
plenients in hand, had entered the farm-yard
and were evidently holding council as to
how they should commence their attack on
the house. They stood im a group, and
sone of them pointed to the a'ertures in the
kitchen shutters, where light was visible, as
If they were taking note of the fact that
the farm was not quite abanoned.
Malchen rememnbered having heard that
the brigands had been in festing some of the
districts in an adjoining province, and she
saw that if she hesitated to act she would
be lost. There hung over the mantelsehlf
two double-barreled fowling-pleces and a
horse, Distol, which were always kept load
. She ran to the chimney and unhooked the
arms, then swiftly climbed on to the table
again. The little lattices outside the aper
tures in the shutters were open, so Malchlen
could thrust out the barrels of her weapons
and fire at the malefactors. Before doing.
so, however, she put a coin into her mouth
to alter the ring of her voice, and making a
horn of both hands, shouted in a tone, which
sounded like a man's, "Who goes there!"
No answeor. The burglars stared at one
another in astonishment, and were fairly,
dismayed when they heard the next excla
mation, which conveyed the idea that the
person who had first spoken was not alone
but had several men under his orders.
"'Now then, my men, when I give the wvord
tire sharp and straight. Fire!"
Twvo rep~orts Instantly followed this comt
mand and then came two others. When
the smoke had cleared away Maichen, who
looked out with haggard eyes, her heart.
thumnping awvfully the while, saw four men
stretched on the snow, and nothing else.
Thie other five members of the band hadl
taken to flight. "The guns were loaded
with slugs; perhaps I have killed them all,"
ejaculated Maichen In terror ; for her com
bative ardor abated of a sudd~en, now that
so easy a victory had been wvon. "Oh, detir,
wlhat'shall I do?"
'She had takeni up the horse pistol, #fid
glanced out to see If there was another higt,
to be fired., There was a choking sensation
at her throat, and she began to whimper.
It was all too dreadful; she could net bear
the eight of tliope dead men, all killed by
her hand. But one of them suddenly nmov
ed and tried to rise to his knees. Imume
diato e~ych t 's imenfal Maichen aimed her
pastg~ give igim glis quietuts; but, luckily
for finlA,' the mani I-ared out : Oh, Mal
chen, Malcheni help I 'Tie I Karl."
"Karl I" exclaimed the girl, as her voido
seemed to expire in her throat, whilst her
heart turned to Ice. tqarl, is ittou?"
"Yes, and I am wounded. I ati'dying,"
sobbed'the. lubkless follow. "And it's all
Malcherma tottered a'nd mnight have ftihlen
off the tablb' had there been any one
preserit to catch h~r In his arms. At it
vua's she etarnbisd dowhn somelhow and ma(ge
for th'e door still holdink: her pistol. ,One
MiJineht'i h~ita.tidmmla bhu t'ouched the door
hitidl6b iUht'slN 'sirinduntedi it.ahd ,went
tit. "If aitlhi~mrihient el:d could juidge
'th~ ml heogn .e df'ls hiutderous effects
of he volleyr, Th'ei ercu 'inf on' the snow
stone dead, as'foil JNimm *slug had cleaned
sliedoa'rt of 'l sidit i and check,
e t t e ejlN a ,)u he waft other
5 .Oh, .1ar1, Kerh, ;l)ow earnest thq~u hith
py im sueh company?" explamned Malchien
pe; she ; or effi .her~ .opron to stam)ehm .his
f'bi (iellt 1trifM for thieel" aniv~led the
9uha~s pdaItshf JTI~oso triare m)4riegds
WetRtWdft. Y.6thdriWri ku nilant to
mutdiM olff6oIh6bd fiy too-6balhte
tshe,eiWd Malohati,. !f onlaiut tibou
think that nine ina were required to carry
"Melii Gott, 1 thought thou wast roman
tic," was all that Karl could say between
two squeaks caused by the anguish in his
One is sorroy to .say that the tribunals of
Bavai'ia took a one-eyed view of the affair
and wanted to sentence Karl for burglary;
but the attitude of poor Malchen had begn
so heroical that King Louis sent for her to
Munich, and having decorated her with her
Cross of Civil Merit asked her what he
could do to please her.
"Pardon my Karl and give him a dower
to marry me," prayed the faithful maiden.
ills Majesty pulled a slightly wry face at
the mention of a dower, but courtiers were
present,' so lie gave his royal proise.
"Thou wouldst marry a man with one ear,
then?" added he, lauighing.
"Sire, he lost his other ear fori me," res
ponded Malchen, drying her eyes.
"Well, this is a queer story," said the
King, amused. "We will have it made
into a libretto, and my friend Wagner here
shall act it to music."
The composer of the future bent his head
as if this happy thought had already occur
red to him.
Tho Scotch Minister and His Fiddilo.
In all ages and all localities have existed
clergymen having many traits of fine feel
ing, masterly attainments In their pulpit
ministration, and yet addicted to frquent
touches of eccentricity of character. Pos
sessing all the qualifications of a popular
minister was the Rev. Mr. W---, who
filled one of the Secession pulpits in (---,
yet music seemed to be the ruling passion
in his life. When in a more than ordinary
strain of eloquence, lie would begin a long
sentence on the lowest note of the gamut,
and would in a semi-quaver style run to the
top of the scale, where, pausing a moment,
he would descend the scale in the loweat
and most marked mood; as if descending a
stair step by btep, he would duntdown word
by word till he reached the starting point.
With his fne flexible voice, and finely
tuned musical ear, the effeet was rather
pleasant, and very noticeable by a stranger.
Mr. W--was beloved by his congrega- 8
tion, but his passion for fiddling gave .
offence to some of the strait-laced old
bugherlineal descendants of the Puritians.
His proticiency on the violin was equalled t
if not excelled by Mrs. W -'s perform
a6ce on the pianoforte. It was a treat of
no ordinary kind to hear husband and wife
wailing out soine of the old Highland
o ,ronachs similar in pathos to the
"Wounded Hussar." No other word of t
reproach was raised against the dear, good
man by the unco quid, but aye the cuckoo
cry, "Hes fir o'er fond o' the feedle."
The frequency of these croakings were be
ginning to attract the notice of the elders,
so; to put to silence the voice of those distin
guished friends, a meeting of sessions was
convened privately, at which it was agreed c
a deputation should wait on Mr. W---, c
and give a gentle remonstrance and hint to a
be less demonstrative in his musical pro
clivities. Friday evening ensuing was aP- t
pointed for the performance of this deli- f
cate task, but a deputation could not. be I
formed to face the trying ordeal. After e
denials and proposals, it was ultimately c
arranged that the whole session should go. i
Ere Friday came some kind friends al- t
pi ised Mr. W-- of the whole scheme,
and, as "a warned man is half armed" f
Mr. W---- was prepared for the emer- t
gency. Precisely at eight o'clock a friendly f
tinkle sounded at the door-bell. Ready ,
waiting to receive his guests, though they t
knew not a spy (suyiposed to be the beadle)
hiad forestalled the deputation, Mr. W-- 1
seemed surprised to see so many dear
friends, and expressed the pleasure it gave
him to have all his session at once as visi
tors. AMr. L---- took speech in hand and
saidl, "We wvere almost afraid to call,
hearing music when wve came forward, we
thought you had company. Laughingly C
Mr. W--said, "Yes,.we have company- I
a goodhly company of good company. The t
wife has recently get a present of seine newc
music from grandpa, and we wvere just run- E
ning over it together. We'll just let you heara a
fe w pieces ; we think it very fine." With
oust waiting for assent to his proposal, the
reverend gentleman brought his cremona.
Airs; W--- sat down to the piano, and i
fo'r fully an hour the company of elders, ort
remuonstrants, were with coronachs, High- t
land wails, operatic music, reels, and
strathapey kept entranced. When a pauser
was made, the pleased listeners looked
from one to the other as much as to say,
"Now's your chance to speak." As if t
divining the thoughts of his dumb strIcken a
session, Mr. W--- agatin produced his '
fiddle and setting the string on a peculiar I
key, gave thenm a fine imitation of the C
Highland bagpipes, and followed with a
charming selection of operatic overtures, t
marches, puatriotic musie such as "Beets I
wha ha'o.? Reverting in a moment from C
grave to gay, he gave the then popular
street air in the mouth of every gamin,
"Pop goes the wveasel," and, as a finale, lie t
gave them, in a style that made the most
of them beat time with their heels, their
hearts being in unison with the fiddler's,
"De'll among the tailors." They came t
away as they wecnt In, andi, when the story
got abroad, the minister was praised, and
the croakers laughed at. Truly It may b6
faidg he gave the elders a cordial: )velcomn' C
pgp ni1fddlad them oQff well pleased with t
themselves for their want of courage to die
eh gothe duty the qauseiof thpir vIsit;
Piyts thtmore of the elbrIcs don't re
sort to the fiddle as at pastime.
Trhe l,oats called samipans are each the I
habitation ihi China, of at least one fanil '
of fresh-watem' 'sailors? Bonietinmes tho,
rcontain the representatives of several j"gi
orations, from the great grandfathe~r and '
grandmother to the new-born babe. AlU
have to pass their whole lives on boardI
together, cooped up in that narrow A% pcs
which more frequently than not thy 'ard 1
obllrd. to shsre iih passengers. Their I
Jife a 1hard ene constantly expppcd to sun I
a'nd ,'of6h u ta hW ifets ind#aterg 1
wh otho J~to push he r ndpJ ti e of
scandanta o* aI. peculA' a~ the have.
O ad e t& i the
dh~fr l at a th have
Velocity of a little Bullet.
Professor Spice of the Cooper Institute,
New York. recently undertook to determine
the actual velocity of a rifle bullet, tired
icross the stage of that hall. The distance
neasured on the platform was 33 feet,
which, the lecturer explained, was shorter
lian usual, as the ordinary distaice used
n determining this questIon was about 200
rect. To carry this perfoiniance out he
lad secured the co-operation of Lieutenant
I-'. I. Mer , ,in. of the Brooklyn Thirteenth
legiment NO o has gained soine reputation
it the Crf ,.oor range, as evinced by tile
nedals wb' 'i lie wore. In tile first place,
Prof. Spice explailnet the apparatus to be
ised. lle called the attention of the an
lience to a mahogany base, 12 inches by
15 inches, ou which were placed two levers
whvlich carried bent wires to make marks
)n a piece of smoked glass underneath the
)oints. One of these wires was connected
,vith a pendulum attached to an Attwood
nachine, vibrating seconds. By means of
letric currents the lever connected with
he pendulum came down on the glass pre
isely at tile beginning of each second,
narkiug a series of lines separated by spaces
iomewhat similar to the old Morse alphabet.
jonsequently, the distalce from the beginl.
ling of one line to the beginning of tile
iext represented a second of time. The
lecond lever, exactly opposite, had a spring
Lttached to one end, which kept the point
>ff the glass. It had also two clectro mag
nets, one at each end, which had electric
:urrents of different strength passing
lirough, the weaker current tending to pull
he lever down on the glass; the stronger
,urrent tending to keep it elevated. In ad
Uition to this, the current from the stronger
nagnet passed through a loose wire resting
in two globules of niecury., and immedi
tely in front of this wire was to rest the
nuzzle of the rifle. The weaker current
>assed through a precisely similar loose
vire, also on two globules of mercury,
vlich wire was placed thirty-three foot
listant from the first wire. Lieutenant
ferriam now come forward and loaded the
iil. It was a regular Creedmnoor, 45 cali
ire, 34-inch barrel, and placed in it a car
ridge, containing a 430 grain ball, and 45 I
:rains of powder, explaining that this was
tot a full charge. He then took his posi
ion. Tie object Was to shoot away the I
vires on the mercury. A box of sand was
laced to receive the ball. The pendulum
bove described was then set in motion. O I
As striking the fifth second the plate of
moked glass was drawn along by the do
cent of a weight on the top of a column of
and which ran out of a tube. On the sixth I
econd, Lieutenant Merriam pulled the
rigger and both wires vanished. On the 1
ist wire being broken, the point of the I
orrespondng lever descended on the glass,
ut immediately rose again by the action of
spring, when the bullet broke the second
vire. The consebuouce of this was that
he point connected with the lever scraped
, very short line on the snioked glass, while
lie othdr point,. being kept dovn during
lie swing of the pendulum, scraped a longer
pace. Then the glass was withdrawn and
laced in the stereopticcn, projecting a
aagnified image of the lines on the screen. I
he relative lengths of these lines were as
ertained, thus obviating any source of I
rror in measuring the minute lines on the I
moked glass. This method of measuring 1
lie lengths was claimed to be original by
lie professor. On this neasarement it was
iund that the shorter line was inches
mg, and the other line 9 feet 2 inches.
'hese numbers were brought down to the I
ommon fraction of inches, the result giv- I
ig 110 inches for the longer space. It was
lia ascertained how many times the for- 1
ier was contained in the latter, and the I
raction thus obtained was clearly the frac
ion of a second that the bullet took to pass
rom one wire to another-that is, 1-22 of
second. Multiplying the distance be
wveen the wires (33 feet), as above, by tile I
eneminator of the above fra'otion, the ye- I
>city of the builet In feet was obtained,
amely, 726 feet In a second.
The Central System.
The substitution overywvhiere of the hun
red pounds avoirdupois as the unit and
niformn standlardl of wveight for produce
-ansactions, in place of the bushel, quarter,
r hiundied weight of 112 pounds, and ton of
,240 pounds, is greatly to be (desired. The
abject Is of such Importance that it has of
ito ocoupled the attention of Bloards of
'rade and Produce Exchanges in this coun
ry and elsewhere. The system is in general
so In France, Itoly, Spain and sonme per- a
ions of England. It is also In vogue on
bie Pacific coast, at San Fr-ancisco and In
reogon. It has been adlopted by com
ercial bodies in nearly all the centres of
radle In thme .Atlantic States,'and soon will
e by all. Our Produce Exchlange, says ~
lie New York Ship List, decided that on
ad after October 1, "All produce sold by
~eight on this Exchange shahl be by the
'ound avoirdupois and by its nmultipile, the
ental, or 100 pounds avoirdnpois." A
liilar ruling was made In Boston,. but
lie New York Pr-oduce Exchange conclud
d to postpone operations, so far as grain is
"ncerned, till Janulary next,at which time,
'cry likely, the Exchanges of the two '
lies named will make the new departute ~
egethier. Philadelphia, properly, Is wait
mg to see what ether cities will do. It will a
e necessarily be some time before all the
rraingements for the change from the old1
a the new system can be perfected. Butt
s view of the definite shape the movement
as taken in so many and so'widely separ
ted places, we may safely say that the
ay cannot be far distant when everywhere
his new, simple and feasible system will
upplant the old.
-Squan'o Elojt Efead#.
Thlere at-o soine reforrns ighty In their
ggregated imnpoMned, 'which ft lppears to
en vain (6 oend for. It is probable I
hiere is tiot a bian who hawiorked on the
arm but who 'yould tite *fth us in a
lomand for squate bolt heads In the mann,~ j
daeture sof: tgrioultural ~ improvements. <
lolta na'tutrally rust the nuts fast. -When <
in atttemnfIt is meide to remove it, the bolt 1
ur-ns li the hole instead o'f the nut turninig (
>n the bo1L. If the farmerjiappens to haye
wo *ene's, amid hands'to Iiold them, a
hey are of no avail, as the reintb'head ean f
tot be held. . Somnetimne. the fariuner Is I
roeifiVe to ten 'mile.' froi~ a. blackeinth ]
rood men eThere is soldom n
tadduetsnefulnesa s tn i
Cowing For Itesms.
A few days ago, a lady of Salt Lake
City cominenced thinking on family eco
Ioimiies, and the more she thought the more
Lvident it became that her girl, who had
hitherto done the marketing, was extrava
gant, grossly extravagant. There was no
reasonl in the world why a few cents should
not be saved each day, and in a few
years, when dark clouds of disitster hover
L-d above the horizon, or words to that
HTieet, a nice little sum would be saved for
her and her dohnny to live upon. There
was a firm determination in her eye when
3he announced her purpose to hereafter look
atter the purchasing of provisions. She
Atalked down the street like a women with
% fixidity of purpose, and shot Into a pop
ular meat shop with the inquiryt Mr. Nan
nal, what do you sell your pigs' heads at?"
"Ten cents, Mrs. Blank."
"Well, send me one."
"Do you wish a large or small one."
"A big one, of course-the biggest you
Eave," shte replied, determined not to bo
That night when the husband went home
te was dumfounded. Bead cheese was
3verywhere. No chair could be used for
.ts purpose--head chee.io on it; refrigerator,
ablea' piano, barrels, all had head cheese
m them. The wife had a triumphant air
ng spell, and then explained: "Bargain of
nine, Johnny. Bought a splendid head
.or ten cents from Mr. Nannal. Didn't pay,
,ither; told him to seid In the bill at
On the following day the bill caie. The
iusband's eyes were like saucers as he
ihowed his consort the paper,
"Bless me I" she exclaimed. "What an
>ld fraud lie is, and I just won't stand It,
low I I made a special bargains of ten cents,
md he has the impudedce to send in his bill
or $9 50. I'll go and see him' right away
md give him my opiuion, now you see if
. don't I"
A few minutes later she was face to face
vith the butcher.
"Didn't I make a speelal bargain with
rou yesterday for that pig's head ?"
"I don't know, I am sure; but if you say
o, I admit it."
"Well, I do; I bought it for ten cents."
"Yes, that's right; that'L wihat we sell
hem at. You wanted the biggest one, and
sent one from a 1,000 pounds, porker
vhich weighed ninety five pounds, and at
en cents a pound-"
"Oh, bother the pounds. I said nothing
"Did you expect to got ninety five
uounds of pork for ten cents?"
"D1on't say anything of this to my hus
and. Let him paty the ten cents, and I'll
>ay the rest."
"I won't replied the butcher, "but there
s a fellow comimg here often for items,
md I'll tell him."
"If you do. I'll kill you and himi, too,
he wretch !"
A Wife's Devolion.
It was during the progress of the war
>f 179 that the accident I am about to re
The Count de Brimont, a young noble
nan scarcely live and twenty years of age,
ad, with his wife, the bride of a week,
oeen taken prisoner and h(eld in close cus
ody in a town of Burgundy.
Do Brimont belonged to one of the old
At families in France, was accomplished,
nthusiastic, and exceedingly handsome,
nd his wife was all that the wife of ouch a
nan should be; in fact, her hand had been
olicited by no less than lve princes, but
indazzled by the brilliant future she might
tave secured, she chose to ally her fort
iues to her heart's first choice.
Though prisoners, the young couple
vere treated with every courtesy, and sur
ound(Ied by every luxury, debarred only of
heir liberily. About a month after they
md( been takeu captive, and when In fact
trcat.y (depended uponO their safe keeping
tint its conclusion, news reached Do
3rimont that his beloved mother was lying
tL the point of (denth, eager to see him
nec more before she departed H~e repro.
ented the state of things to the conunan
Ler of the city, and besought 1im by the
fetion he entertained for his owna mother,
o Soeid him, accompianied by a suitable
unard, to his parent's dleath bed. In vain,
owever, were his pleadings, too much de
ended upon retaining liim at present in
aptivity, andl the commnander courteously
u. firmly refused his prayer. .IDe Brimont
w'as in despair; ho felt as though wvilling
a give the best years of lis life to prison
falls, so lie could now spend a hour wvitha
Is so dearly loved mother ore she went
once ami w~as no more.
Nearly heart-broken, ho once more re
owed his entrcaties, and~ once more ro
elvod a dlenlal when suddenly his young
iife appeared, and throw herself before
lie foot of the commander. "Let him go
a lisa mother'" she said, "and keep) me hero;
lx upon a day for lis return, and If he
not here at the very hour let me die.''
"Upon these terms [ permit you to depart
nattended," the commander said.
At first Do Bruinont absolutely refused to
ccept the offer; but upon the eager per
uasions of his wife, and the absolute cer
rinty of being able to return long before
hie day flIxed, lhe at last consented, and
rith many embraces bade adieu to hisi
He was obliged to travel many leagues,
ut the horse lhe rode was a good one, and by
ightfall of the day lie set out lhe reached
is ancestral home. He found the count4Jsu,
1s mother, very low Indeed, but the sight
f her Idolized son appeared'to revive her
omnewhat, and she lingered on until even
ng of the day immediately preceding the
no appointed for his return.
Do Brimont had only timec to kiss her
~old lips and give hasty orders concerning
lie funeral,and leavihg her to be followed to
ho grave by every relative save the nearest,
ad deareat, he set forth on his return, hay
ng ample time to accomplish the dis
mace, even allowing for serious. delays.
Ho had proceeded ab ut half, way on his
ourney. his mind Qbsorbod in grief on the
ito side at the lose of his parent, and joy
mn theo oheor at ppce more boholding his
iride, when auddenly he was set by a furl
us ,wof of an extraordinr 0 w, ~h
larted out from a wod htskirted one
Isle of the highway..;'hoe orocious ,,east
t izdh horse, an
thsoora n~l ouoe tht und
one of his paws. After struggling a while
with the terrible creature, the tongue slipt
from his hold, and his right hand was fear
fully mangled by the beast; but, notwith
standing the pain he was In, Ite leigt , upon
the wolf's back, and pressing his kness
iard into its sides, callded aloud for succor.
It was not for his own life he fought, but
for hie poor wife's. Who can realize the
terrible thoughts that rusilied through his
Mind d(urilg those fearful miomiieIts; to his
own fate he gave not a thought, sa've so far
as It affected that of his wife; he would
perish miserably on lie road; the world
would say he had purposely fled to some
other land, leaving a lovely and loving wife
to die for his cowardice and treachery. At
length, however, to his great joy, his cries
were anawered, an(t some peasants ap
peared, but none of them dared to advance.
"Well, then," De Brimont cried, seeing
that. entreaties were useless, and perceiving
that they carried guns, "fire; If you kill
me I forgive you; only swear to me that
one of you will hasten t0 I--and tell
the conniander how I died."
They all, with voice, made the required
promise, and then one of them fired but so
terrified was lie, that lie only succeeded in
sendIng three bullets through the brave
young nobleman's coat, without injuring
either him or the beast.
Another then, bolder, than his comrades
seeing the intrepity of the cavalier, and
how firn a hold he kept upon the wolf,
approached somewhat nearer, and taking
deliberate and careful aim, fired. The wolf
was mortally wounded by the shot, and al
most instantly killed. Never pausing to
dress his wounds, which were very severe,
De Brimont disiributed a sum of moniey
among the peasants, and offered a large
amount to the one who first broungia ia
horse, for his own was entirly disabled. In
an Incredibly short space of time a horse
was brought, and mounting it, the count
hastened on his way.
But the story is told: of coume he ar
rivedi at the appointted tine, and threw liiiii
self, covered with blood and dust, in his
The account of what he had undergone
soon spread far and wide, and when with
in a week thereafter, the treaty was conclu
(led, lie was escorted to the city gates by the
population of the entire city, and departed
with his lovely bride amid a torrent of cheers
and blessings, to say nothing of presents so
rich and veighty that required several mules,
well packed, to caray them away.
An Early Romance.
In early life Sir Walter Scott fell deeply
In love with a girl of aristocratic family,
and as lie was then merely a poor barrinter,
there was no prospect of success. Ilis
father, knowing this, and being desirous to
bring the matter to a close, suggested to
the parents the propriety of terminating the
acquaintuico, and this was done in the
least painful manner. The lady was the
only daughtjr of Sir John Stewart, of For
farshire, and she afterwards married Sir
William Forbes, the noted Edinburgh
banker. As Scott was a well educated
young man,of fine personal appearance and
agreeable manners, there could be but little
reason for giving the banker preference,
except his wealth and social rank. Scott
felt this keenly through life ; in "Rokeby"
lie revived the episode at soeie length.
Matilda, the heroine of the poemi, repre
sents the object of his love, who there re
jcets a poet In favor of one of higher rank,
and this scene becomes doubly interesting
as a picture of Scott's early experience, III
1811 Lady Forbes died; but she lived long
enough to see the once penniless barrister
the first poet In Scotland. Her death was
deeply felt by Scott, for, although lie had
been married for twelve years, the old
flame was not extinguished. "Rokeby"
apeared next day, and Lockhart says
"that there is nothing wvroughit out; In all
Scott's p~rose, more exquisite than the coni
trast between the rivals for the hand of the
heroine.'' Six years afterivards Scoti, wrote
thius to Miss Edgeworth: "Matilda was at
tempted for thme person of a lady who is
nowv no more, so that I am flattered with
your distinguishing It." As thIs took
plauce nearly twenty years after the dlisaip
poinment, it Illustrates the tenacity wvlhi
which the author hield his first love. When
Ladly Forbes died, Scott was so affected
that he called on her mother; and both fell
to weeping over the said affair. It is a
aurlous incIdent in domestic history to see
a man carrying his first love so tenderly
through lite while married to another wo
man to whom lhe always showcd atlachi
mient. Scott evidently made Mlatilda the
ideal or dream-wife who'accomnpaied him
to the last. Having recovered from the
worst effects of his disappointment, lie met
a French girl, whose-father had saved both
life and fortunie by fleeing from the dangers
f the Revolution. At, the time referred to,
Mises Carpentler (or Carpenter) was an or
phian, and to her Scott transferred his affec.
tions, as far as this was possible. lie ap
peared, as has been said, much attached
to his wife through life, and incerely
iourned her death. She was, however,
intellectually and physically inferior to theo
scottish ladies of that city, and the rapid
:legenerney of the family may, in some de
greo, be ascribed to so unmfavorable a union.
Vitality of Nrogs.
Charley Youngworthi, has half a dozen
large, fat, solemn-looking frogs In the
show-window of his restaurant waiting the
ardler of some gourmand. Recently Mr.
Youingworth was expat~ating onl the chia
racterlstics of the frogs dead and allvb,.
"They are the most palatable dish whi~m
sooked proparly that you can set on the
table," said lie. Yet'I never tasted a frog's
leg in mny lifb, aij I've cooked thopsanids
,f 'em. Do you know, sir, that It takes
a frog half a4 hour' to dief Upbn my
word, they are' the hiardist, things t6 kill
thht ,f eve~r saw. About two mointh ago I
got an order fromi a private faihily for seIx
:iresse4 frogs. I had theIr IdgA cgit'of
ikinno and dressed lip In abbit il n~eu
ininutes. I set the platfbr coutihltngtt4
51eat on the counter whI~o, lio waith sewa
~ettlng some other thipgd ,~d2td go withY
he6 order. 'The legs of ' th ft~swere so
all of l fe; ofctrej ofb lI ' ti
ho~y umpo'round'un fde p~atrIsl~
iasti any W ' M1a. I8oMI1
h othe o~ "T Io'nw'lf4r
he -te ieI~' the reason' o 4
Blood in His Eyo.
At urecisely 12 o'clock tuie situation In a
Woodbridge street, Detroit, saloon, was as
follows: A big man was standing at the
bar with a glass In his hand. Two other
big inen stood again.41 the wall, mad he
cause he wouldn't treat. A small man sat
at a table playing a two-handed game of
euchre with himself and not noticing any
"No, sir, I won't treat any man in this
place I" remarked the big stranger as he
"Some folks could be bluiled into It, but
I can't I" lie went on, as he took a sip of
"I don't want a row with anyone, but if
forced into a conilet I shall light to kill."
"'No one wants a row with you," mutter
ed one of the men at tho-wall.
"Well, so much the better-for the other
party! I don't brag. I say nothing without
facts behind me. Let me read a few items
from my dairy."
As no one objected lie pulled out a iim
orandum book and slowly read
January 1-Licked two men.
January b--lcked one man.
January 6--Crippled two men for life.
January 7--Smashed In a mau's skull.
Jinuary 8-Licked fo'ur men.
January 9-Broke a man's ribs.
January 10-Mashed one skull.
January 11-Lieked a mi.
''Now, gentlemiien, I don't waun't to put
(own, under date of to-day, that I had any
trouble with anybody, but If forced into
"Who's that talking ?" suddenly asked
the little nian at the table, as lie looked up.
The bi;. man glared at him in an awful
''Say, you get out o' this!" Contlinued
the little man. "(lct out, oi I'll run you
He rushed fo'rward, with blood in his
eye, wit the big man went through the
door like a shot, and rai two blocks with
out looking back. Ile left his diary in the
saloon, and it was turned over to the po
lice. It is a pity that he should lose such
a valuable record, and if this mcets has eye
lie is informed that lie can find his book at
the Central Station, where It has been lock
ed up In a ced by Itself, to prevent accidents.
Fivo Centm for a Wife.
John lBombel, a fidgety, short, dark
haire( German, shuddered as lie confronted
lils wife Lena at the bar of the Jefferson
Market police court. Lena had a black eye
and a determination to send John to State
prison. John was silent and sad.
"He plack my eye, chuge, und uf I
don'd cull der bolice I vas; purdy sooneder
vindow oud," said Lena, after kissing the
"Dot's not so. She's not mine vife,"
"Vot I Moen Got, yust hear vot he says,
"Nein. chuge, I solt dot voman two
"Sold her," exclahied his honor, in
amazement. And how much did you get
for her ?"
"Fife cends, und (lot's a goot brice for do
kint uf ardicle she vos."
'Who bought her ?"
"Yust valt und I tolt you. Mein friendt,
Fred Beyer, meet me py a saloon u(t sayq,
'How you vos Chon ' I says, 'poody veil,'
und he says, 'haov is your vfe?' und I
said, 'she vas healdhy, vould like to pought
mine Lena?' 'I geef you fife eends for
Lena,' lie says,^und I sold her. Now she
can sday mit him." .
"'Dld he quarrel with her ?"
"VaelI, I don't kuow houd .dat, but sho
makes dings so poody hot dait he prings her
pack py m in i vone veek undl says lhe vants
his fife cendls, cause her brice vas (doo high."
"Well, what would you lIke mue to do
"Leef nme gone oud py decs blace."
John started andi Lana after hIm, but lie
was two blocks away when she reached the
Too Gremat a Teamtao.
Some years ago a very fine calid Was dis.
covered on an Englshmnan's datate. He
wtis proud of it, of course, and excIted
consIdleraible envy by Its Qxhiilltiom). One
of lia neighbors, who owngd an ,idjointng
estate, felt especially chagri'ned, but was
greatly encouraged by an Irlshinan who
wecnt over the hanids with the' hope of dis
covering one somewhere. H~e declared
himself successful In flading ,the puost won
derful echo ever heard, and stood i-eady to
unfold his seret for a large sum of money.
Thie nobleman listened to the echo, and al
though there was something peculiar about
it lhe paid the money. An afternoon was
set ior his friends to come and listen to the
marvelous discovery. "Ifullo!" cried in
stentorldin tones the Hibernuan who had
promIsed to find an echo. "M.ulloh" camne
back from the hallsulo yonder. bIow are
you?" yelled one of the company, and echo
amnwered in a suspiciously different key,
"H[ow are you?" All went well until just
before retIing one of thtecenwany, putting
hIs hands to his mouth,.criod out: "WVIli
you have some whisky?" 8uch a question
would discover the character, of .any rca
sonabho'ccho'. It was certaInl too much
for the one which had Iieen 8aiecovered on I
that estate. Judge of the *urprise of the
party when the answer, caime'back. in clear,
ailflrnmye t~ong;- "T~hmankc y, sir; I wIll
If yov p,legso.. The r folw, whiolhad
been stfittoned at* Ibaf t c supplythe
plad of an 'echo, shmaply udltd t me
great a temptatidn. - ' o
?Al9v7y -to' take' the parot an .arbt .,
perAOa~ whO is CODntired 10~ jAsy, ao fe '?~