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TIRI-WEEKL EDITION. ~. . . . WINNSBORIO, S. C., ARCH 11, 1880.VO.I.N.3.
THE CAVALIEt'S SONO.
A steed! h steedl of matchless spoee!
A sword of metal keen! .
All else to noble hearts is dross,
All oleo on earth is mean,
The noighing of the war-horse proud,
The rolling of the drum,
The clangor of the trumpet loud,
1e sounds from heaven that come.
And 01 the thundering press of knight,
When as their war-erie swell.
May toll from beea an angel bright,
And rouse a fiend from holl.
Then mount! then mount. brave gallants allI
And don your helms amain;
Death's couriers, fame and honor, call
Us to ihe field again.
No shrewish tears shall fll our eye
When the sword-hilt's in our hand,
Heart whole we'll part, and no wbit sigh
For the fairest of the land.
Let piping swain and craven wight
Thus weep and puling cry,
Our busluoss is like reen to fight,
And liko to heroes diol
Through The Tunnel.
It was a bright, clear, cold morning in
early December. When Kalthie entored
the car there was scarcely a vacant seat to
be seen. To be sure there was one stout
old gentleman sitting alone, but he was
next to.tho aisle and seemed so deenlv fib
sorbed in thought that Kathie disliked to
disturb him. Then there was a middle
aged woman, but she bad numberless wraps
and parcels in the seat beside her, and her
appearance, take her all In all, was so for
bidding as she looked fivedly out of the
window, that Kathie passed her by. There
was but one more seat unoccupied. It was
beside a gentleman who sat close to the
window reading a paper.
"Is this seat engaged ?" asked Kathie
with timid hesitancy.
It is not," was the answer In a leasant
tone; "but," springing up as lie spoke,
"would you prefer the seat by tie win
"OKh, no! Thank youl Not at all?"
murmured Kathie; and she sat down beside
The gentleman turned his attent ion again
to his paper, and Kathie immediately fell
to wish.ng that she had taken the seat by
the window. For the gentleman sat at her
right hand, and her purse was in her cloak
pocket, and had not Aunt Kate warned her
over and over again to be ao her guard
against pickpockets,. and had declared that
they were quite as likely to be young,
agreeable and polite.as the reverse? And
wus not this person all three? Kathie stole
a shy glance at him. His dark eyes were
Intently fixed on his newspaper. Ie was
fine lookig.and well dressed, and to all in
tents quite oblivious of her existence.
Kathie wondered demurely what sot of an
expression his face would wear if lie knew
that any one thought that he might perhaps
be a pickpocket.
She might take her purse and hold it in
her hand, but that wouid seem ostentatious
and tiresome, moreover there would lie
ample time for that when the gentleman
lie looked like a gentleman certainly--altomid
put down his paper and Katlite co4ld *)O
longer watch hisliands.
Then Kathie's thoughts slipped into a
more agreeable channel. She thought of
the Christmas gifts she was going to buy,
and of the other shopping she was going to
do. It was her first trip to Boston quite
alone. Aunt Kate had always been with
her before, to take care of her and help her
to select Christmas gifts, but this year Aunt
Kate's rheumatism was so much worse than
usual that she did not hope to Le t qual to
a t.rip to Boston for tihe winteor; and( as it
was already nearing Chriatmuas, thmere was
nothing to be done but to let Kathio go
alone. And so It came about that Kathic,
feeling quite old and responsible, was on
her way, this bright December miorning, to
the~ city. Bhie mientully planned her day's
wvork, and portioned out her money for the
various tinigs she was intending to buy.
-rTherc was the ho->k for her Sunddty-schiool
teacher, the shell comb for Aunt Kate, the
engi9ving for cousin Will, thnt must be
especially flue a'nid nicely frammed, since it
was to do double duty as Christmas and
-wedding gift. Shoumld it be a copy of some
celebrated old picture, or some attractive
group, full of modern life and interest?
While Kathie was trying to decide this
question, and was reviewing with her mind's
-eyes, all tihe finest and most beautiful en
gravIngs that she had ever seen, the train
swept iinto the tunnel.
As it grew dark tl e gehtleman beCside her
.put dowvn his apape , tnrning slightly, to
-Wards Kathie as he did so. And then
Kathie was sure she felt a stealthly motion
towards her cloak pocket. Quick as thought
her hand wept down to seize. her,purse,
wvhen-oh, horr'ors ;-there was'the man's
hand in her pocket!i Kathie did not with
draw her hand ; on the .contra'ry, being re
solved to protect hler property at all hazards,
she felt about with her fingers as well as
she could for her purse, but could not find
It. It was already gone. TIhen Kathie
seized the IntrudIng hand wIth tihe furnamess
of desperafion,-fully .determined to make
an alarm as soon as the cars emerged into
daylight agaIn.. If he (lid not havo the
puree In his hand, there at least was lis
hand In her pocket, and some of the pas
sengers would see her righted and her purse
restored. Fortunately her puree had her
name printed on the Inside. HowL long
the minutes seemed befgre the train came
-out Into light i The nKahie'dtill grasphig
firmly the man's hand', looked dip and ddwa
the aisle, with sparkling eyes and figshed
check, for the conductor.
"I beg your,pArdon," said her o&ptive in
-.a low tone that. Enthie could searcely; catch
the words, f"bnt hat' J/unot made a
mistake itt the pocket
Kath.e gave one swift, glance. Go'od
heavens I Her hand was 'in his pdeket I
If shehad touched a burning coal she~ gould
not have relinquIshed her hold1 and weih
drawn her hand more promptly. S8ie was
overcome with confusion. She ventured
.one deprecatory glance at the gentlemtw.
Ils expressive face wore a mischlevous
''1 thiong-"began 1Ratie tremulously,
-but she could get' no further. -The' revuL
-sion of feeling was too great. The bright
es of ht.yr eTd as aniddet:1j diched by
gathering tears, aiid her lip quivered oinln
Ous)1htI *tT9~~ 1Pcnrqh
not let the mistake disturb you," ho contin
ued, with imploring earnestness.
In the midst of her distres$ Kathie couh
not help thinking how mutIcal his voic(
was. Then, wIth-much -tact, he took u:
his paper, and devoted himself with grea
assiduity, to reading anl article, which, i
Kathie had but known it, he had read twic(
already since sho sat beside him, -withou
knowing in the least what it was aboutL
Kathie became outwardly coiposed af
ter awhile, but, her mind was still in a tu
mult. Suppose he had turned the table4 upoi
her, and denounced hor as a-pick-pooket a
he might have done I She shivered at th(
mere thought of It.
Once or twice, as they neared the city
the gentleman glanced at her as if he woul(
speak, but Kathie's resolutely averted faci
and downcast eyes gave him no opportunity;
and not another word was spoken till they
reached the station, where li left her witd
a courteous bow and "Good morning."
"11ateful thing," said Kathie to herself
"I hope I shall never act eyes on hina
again;" and then she watched him, witl
admirh}g eyes, aIqhg'as 'ehe agdid ditin
guish lps fine foinIn theI hur?ing crowd.
Her'purse, it is Acar6elinecessary to say,
was safe in her pocket, and she soon so
about diminishing its contents. Notwith
standing the inauspicious beginning.of hct
trip, her day proved quite successful an
satisfactory. Her own errands and Aunt
Kate's commissions were all executed, am
there was Atill a half-hour to spare for a
call at Cousin Will's office and when thi(
tHine drew near for her train to leave lie es
corted her to the station. The train wam
in readiness when they arrived, and, as they
walked along to reach the right car, a fdrn
approached thoin from a side entrance, a
glance at which sent a thrill through Kath
lo's veins and the hot blood to tier cheeks
"Ah I here's Harry Thorn, going dowr
on your train, Kathio," said her cousin.
"Ile will be agreeable company for you,
and will see to your parcelo," and then, be
fore Kathie was at all prepared for it, iamt
the inevitable introduction.
Kathie could hardly forte herself to meet
the glance of the mischievous dark eyes
bent upon her, or- to touch the proffered
hand. It wis utterly impcssible for her to
speak a word, but the gentleman talked .oi
till Will left. them at the entrance of thc
"You will take the seat by the window
this tine?" said Mr. Thorn, and Kathk
silently tooC it,
After lie had arranged her parcels In the
rack, and seated hinself, Kathie remarked,
with a frank smile, "I really hoped that I
should never see you again."
"Did you think I deserved eternal ban
ishnient " lie asked, ilghtly."
"Oh, no I It was rather I who merited
it," said Kathie. "So long as you did not
know me, it did not matter what you
thoght of rue, but n6w,"-al whdre were
Kathl'e's iv6rdi lentling hir? "bnt hov, if
you should tell Cousin Will," she continued
quite illogically, "lie would tease me un
mercifully, and I should never hear the last
"I assure yo ," was the earnest answer,
"that I will never mention the mistake to
which you refer to Will or to any one else.
No one besides ourselves need ever know
aught of it." And then he skilfully turn
ed the converation, and Kathie was soon
quite q t her eas erid.the were co ve I
like two.old fri .
That nemoraflo ride t&iough twi ti
occurred some years ago, and Kathie's re
lations with Mr. Thorn have changed so
greatl, that now, instead of suspecting
him of taking her money, she appropriates
with great coolness, funds froin his pocket
book fdr her Christmas shopping. -
Mr. Thorn sometines laughingly declares,
that instead of his wife's waiting for him
to offer lia hand, as ladies usually do, she
took possession of it the first tine that she
ever saw him; but his most intimate friends
ask In vain for an explanation of his jest.
a n inter IIshing,
The winter fishing on Chautauqua hake,
New York, is quite a business. Being an
inland lake it, freezes over quicker tihan Lake
Erie, and when the latter body is open
Chautauqua hake has.ice enough to hold up
an army of fishermen. There are now
about twenty "coop,," as they' are called,
out oni the ice. A "coop" is a box about
three feet square with a hole in the bottom.
A hole is cut in the ice and the box placed
over It so that the tw~o holes match. A
mian crawls Into this box, and It being per
fectly (dark in there he can see tpeilbot-tom
as plain as day if the water Is clear. If it
is not clear, a newspaper is sunk to the
bottom under the coop,. assi 1isi .passing
over It. at-c easily seen. Thirouglft.is hole
inathe ice a Wvo'oden fish,properly -weightedl,
Is 4hnk to the'proper 'depth, ftud*dithi the
cord attached to it, the bogus fish is made
to fly around lively aiid thereby attracts
other fish to its locality. The man In the
coop keeping watchi.seeig a fiah in.' good
position, lets drop his heavy spear, weigh
ing from fifteen to twenty pounds, fasten
ing him to the bottom. Some large Aish are
caught in that way. The Monday before
New Year's there wtsre caught three pick
erel, weighi gg respectively twenty-seven,
thirty and for-ty pounds. It Is quite a
business when the lake is frozen over and
those who follow it make money.
I wll-but no, I guess not.
That I won't go hoeme till morning.
I will not eat chlc4~en salad again for a
'That I will never again make New Year's
Tajuta swallow ise-a dr-ink lu
bird. AhI bu
-That 1 willforever' fors#ear -smokixg-A
That I'll never.do so.again. INo, nev-,
I resolve to reresolve al good resoltionsa
I have ever resolved. . - --- -
That as It Is never too late to mpend, I wll
put it nil' a little'iobge'
Iill notl-but perhaps on second thought
I may, so never mind. --- -~
That I will attend- ino valkjnj matcheg
this yeals, 2 is I,eap y, ar. ~
' Thatt I il heythlnjmy itdoine-If I
ftc edmthal1p- i- ot;Mi* "haidly
ever" during the next twelve months..
noietp longs lIhelpm jacious.
QTh11 turn *Yr nOw f-a 6oon
AS new leave REl$'a 0
"Talklig of stealing," said Charley Ben,
net, droppingthe pumpkin he was turninE
into a laitei , "did I ever tell you feller
about the time I went down to old Pol:
Robins's to steal apples, and came bacl<
past the barn where the horsethief hung
himself years and years ago, 'cause h
knew that; the constables-they called 'en
constables inl those times--were after him,
and tliat he'd be hung by somebody else it
he didn't? No? Here's a ghost story foi
Y, thenl, and I hope it will be a warnin;l
to you, all never to take anything thaIt
don't belong to you 'specially apples."
"You see, Billy Evans and I were staying
with our folks at the hotel in Bramblewood
that summer. and about two miles away
was Pop Itobin's farm. eto used to bring
oggs and chickens and vegetables and fruit
to the hotel; and oh ly: wasn't he stilngl
-you'd better believe it. lie wouldn't even
give you two or three blackberries, and it
you asked him for an apple, he'd trembk
all over. A reg'lar old misei- he was, with
lots of ionev, and a bully apple orchard.
'Let's'go'tlheresomeynight and help our
selves,' says Billy Evans, one day. 'Dogs,,
says [I-- Only oneL says lie; 'I know him,
and so do yog-.old Snaggletooth; I gavc
him a,1ost qll the ieatwo took 'for cral
bait the day We dlidn't catdh any." 'Ali right
"But when the night we'd agreed on
came, Billy had consins-girls-d.- wn from
New York, and lie had to stay home and
entertain them. I don't care much for
girls myself, and I was afraid they might
wan-it me to help eutertain them too, o
made up my mir d to go down to Pop Rob
in's alone. It was a splendid night; the
moon shone so bright that it was almost as
light as day. I scudded along, whistling
away, until I got within half a mile of the
orchard, and then I stopped my noise and
waiiked'as softly as possible, till I came to
the first apple tree. I shinned up that tree in
a jiffy (old811naggletooth didn't l)It inl an ap
pearance), filled my bag with jolly fat ap
ples, and slid down again. But when I
culie to lift the bag up on my shoulder, I
found it wvas awtul heavy to carry so far, and
I was just agong to dump some of the ap
pies out, when I remembered all of a sud
den tht if. Lcut across ,he meadow to the
plankroad, I cotd get back to (he hotel
in a little more than half tho time it would
take to go the way I came.
"So 1-049huldnmyload aud was nearly.
across the .nieadow before I thought of
the hauntd arn ttlie end of it. It wasn't
a nice thing to remember; but I wasn't ago.
ing to turn back, ghost or no ghost, and I
tried to whistle again, when all at once that
thing Al Smith was singing just now pop
ed into my Ayad. and. says I to myself,
'-Tha's so,laharles 1. Bennet; you and
your chums'may,thinkils great fun to hel)
yourselves to other people's apples and
water-melons and such things, but it's just
as much stealing as though you went into
a mall's house and stole his coat.' It doesn't
seem as bad when you're going for them,
but you're coming back, up a lonely read,
all alone, at ten o' cl'ck at night, a lot of
stolen apples on your back, and a haunted
barn not far off, it seems worse.
"All the same, I held on to the apples
And when I faced the barn I determined
I'd --bistle if I died in the attempt; but,
bo,.., I don't believe anybody could have
told that .'Yankee Doodle' from 'Auld
L ng Syne.' I tell you my heart jumped;
i fen I passed the tumble-down old place;
t It stood still when, as-I marched up the
the plank-road, I heard a step behind me.
I wheeled around in a Instant, but there
was nothing to be seen. The moon shone
as bright as ever, but there was nothing to
be seen! 'I must have imagined it,' says
I to myself, and I walked a little faster,
listening with all my might, and sure
enough pat, pat, pat, camte the step after
ne. Again I wheelcd round. Not a thing
did I see. And again I started on, the
applos growing heavier and heavier. Pat,
pat, p)at, came the step. It wasn't like a
human step). That made it mforeS dreadful.
'It must be the ghost,' I thought; and I
don't mind telling you, fellers, I never- wais
so frightened in my life. The time I fell
over-board was nothing to it. I made up
myl mind(, when lIreached the bridge that
cr-ossed a little brook near our- liotel, I'd
strecak It (I hladn't exactly runl yet for I Was
savIng my strength till the last). But be
fore I got to the bridge, says I to miyself
and( I no t nave said it out 10oud, though I
dlidn't m~ean to-'Perhiaps lie want's the
"Applesl' repeated a hoarse voice, with
a horrid laugh.
"I tell you, boys, those aplesc fle w, andl
I flew too. Over the biridge I went liko
lightning, and i-an right Into Barney Rear
don, one of the stablemen, who was com1
ing to look for me. 'Something has follow
ed1 1me,' I gaspedl, 'from the haunted barn
the ghost!' 'Did you see it?' says lie. 'No,
says I.''though I turned rounid a dozen
times to look for It. But I heard it pat,
pat, pat, behind mec all thieway.' 'And It's
behind you now,' says Barney, bursting
i to a loud laugh. I jumped about six feet.
'tIhere It Is, says Barney, roaring again,
and p)olntlng to-Pop Rob)in's tamie raven!
The sly old thing looked up at me, nodded
its shining black head, ci-oaked 'Apples!'
andl walked off. It had followed me fromn
the barn, and every time I whecelcd quickly
round, It hopped just as quickly behid
me, andI so of .courye I saw nothing but the
long roand and the moonlighiton It. But I
never want to be seared again, and If ever
any of you boys go for'anytinmg belonging
to other.people, don't you count me In."
"What became of the apples?', asked
Jerry 0' NeIl
"If you'd been there I could have told
you," saId Chiarrey,,
Longeity ot Quakers.
It appears from the annual list of mem
berd of the SocIety of FrIends, that the
nu,fibei' of deaths among that body during
the past year In Great Britian and Ireland-,
was' 281, Thero.ar9bout 17 00 melOpbi;;
the morlty Is :o equeiitly much ew
thiat of 'tiid po'pildn generally,'an'd, agahi,
the figures show the longevity whlah pre
valls at 16tygst hIe memnbers of the Society
The Infant . rIality was' very small,' only
l 5 deathisof children 'under one year; be
tween one and five years, eIghteen occur
rqdI; .between five and twenty years, elev
ena; between twenty and thIrty years, nIne.
tecen; from thirty to forty years, fifteep;
indeelevouidrify bet:ween fo'rty and ffty
ayiegyen.yAboetty. arp.911 6 n~ty
to eighity-the mnpst fatal perled--~ eaths
WEt61Xtdv.(l' abbve eIfh(y$ at bulbw
f noty,ino iyt d t~bre wI
Afe ath -I4 6.thd~d~e.w
The Hyena DOgC.
Just us the Adrd wolf appears to forn
the link between the civets and the hymnas
being with some difliculty referred to eithe
group of animals, so the hunting dog weml
to be the connecting link between the dog
and htymnas. Its position, however, in th
scale of animated nature is so very obscur
that it has been placed by FmOle Zoologist
among the dogs aIid by others am11long tl
b1ynwas. As, however, the Jeading charac
teristic of its formation appears to ten<
rather toward the canine than the hymnini
type, the hunting dog has been provision
ally placedt at the end of the dogs rathe
than at the end of the lytenas. In its genl
eral aspect there is much of th l.3e ymnin
charact,r. and the creature has often beet
mistaken for a hynmna, and described unde
that name. Thvre is, however, less of til
hymiine type than is seen iy the Aard Wolf
for the peculiar ridge of'hair that decorate
the neck of the hyllmna is aIsent In th<
hunting log, and the hinder quarters air
marked by that strangj sloping form whici
is so eha'acteristic 6t'1thc bytena aild t1h
Aard wolf itself. :The teeti are almos
precisely like those of the dOgs, with th
exception of a slight difference in the ffilsi
molars, and therefore are litite distine
frot those of the hymnnas. But the feet, at
only furnished with four toes instead o
live, which is a characteristic of the hymnas
and not of the (logs. beveral other remark
able points of structure are found in thi
curious animal, son of. them lendiing t(
give it a position amoing the dogs, and oth
Org apnripni to Ie reer it. Ln the h1elms.
The general color of the lnilting (log is f
reddish or yellowish brown, marketi at. wid<
inte.rvals with large patches of bliack an
White. The nose and muzzle are black,
and the central line of the heaid is m1ake(
with a well-defi zed black stripe, whici
reaches to the back of the head. The care
are ext remedy large, and are covered on botI:
their faces with rather short black hairs.
From their inside edge rises a large tuft ot
long white hair, which spre-ids over anul
nearly fills the cavity of the ear. The tail
is covered with long bushy hIir, which i.
for the greater part of a giayish-white hue,
but is strongly tinged with black near its
insertion. In nearly all specilens tli-re is a
whitish patch below each eye. These tints
are somewhat variable in different individ.
uals, but preserve tle same general aspect
in all. The're are inany names by which
this animal has been called; in the writings
of some authors it is mentioned ntider the
title of the painted hytana, while by others
it is termed the hymna dog. The Dutclh
colonists of the Cape of Good lope, where
this creature is generally found, speak of it
by the name of wildo hund, or wild dog;
and it is also known under the names of
simir and melbia. Its title of hunting dog
is earned by its habits of pursuing game by
fair chase, and uniting in packs of consid
erable numbers for that purpose. As is tihe
case with the generality of predaceous ani
mals, it prefers the night for its season of
attack, but will frequently undertake a
chase in broad day'.ght. . For the purposc
of the chase it Is well fitted, as It is gifted
with long and agile limbs and with great
endurance of fatigue.
Cash Value of a Hostou Editor.
While In Washington, recently, a certain
Boston editor, who has a good reputatiol
for enterprise In obtaining the latest and full
est information upon any and all subjecte
of current importance, liappmed to run
across General McCook, of Colorado, and
at once seized upon the opportunity as a
favorable one to secure for the reader of
his journal a valuable opinion- concetning
tle Indian question. After an introduc
tion, tle editor said:
"General, I should like to get your Ideas
on the Indiau question. We are very mnuch
interested in the matter i the East, and
your views would be read with great at
"Ye-es," drawled (lie Ocneral In a med
itative strain, caressing his moustache.
"Ye-cs; An editor?"
"'Yes, sir, of the daiily so au-so."
"Ye-es. Will you come to Colorado
''Well, that is hardly possible I should
like to get your ideas on (lhe Indian ques
"Ye-es, I know. But will you come to
.Colorado with me?"
'"Well-er, 1 hardly understand your drift.
"Ye-es, I know. Bunt I shouli like to
take you to Colorado. I don't knowv but
thait I woukil give your widow a thousand
(101lla. llave you got a wvidowv?"
''Well, no, General, not yet."
''Ye-es. Well, I should like to take you
out there. We p)rop)ose to deal in the in
(crest of humanity with th(le Indians, but
we shall have to kill a Bloston editor before
we can can make much progress, and you
seem to he about, the right sort of man.
Ye-es; I would give yotir widow $1,000.
WVill you comec?"
Hie didn't go, and lhe has't wiritten out
any Interview, .as yett.
A Saart Mani.
Jesse Lovely, while out West, was In
search of a man whom lie wishet.'to see on
a matter of business. After riding for half
a day and losing (lie way in that sparsely
settled tountry, lie drew iup his steed in
front of a log cabin. A female came to thie
door. "Will-you be kind enough to tell
me, Miss,- where Mr. Win. Humphrey
lives?" said Jesse. "I don't know,'' very
blandly replied tho young lady, "but
'SquIre Roberts, who lives about half a
mill from here, can tell yoci. .II ie a
vcor/f emare man." Jessie reo on in the
direction the -fair enchantres's lndiceated.
Coming to thehiouse, lhe criedl out, "Hello I"
Thie 'Squir-e, with hia shirt cohtA open, lisa
spectacles on top of his head 'and his pants
In his boots, made his appearsnce sat the
door. "Is this 'Squire Roberts ?" inq~uired
Jeass. ~"I ird Tid," saId '1h648ilf.6rt
an air of importance that'Wuid have been
more becoming to a king. "'Squire
Rloberts," said Jesse, "eon you -tell mec
where William Hluimphreys. liyes ?," "1
kIn," said (lie 'Squire in a self-'gianilato'ry
manney h he as. able to apgwer , he
questi6in, and ptoceeded, "If lie are' Wlhir I
anticipate he arc, 1)e are fo~r mpilgse dis
tant on Pdtel' Cre'ek. Althougthi his resl
dence are exclusively adjacent',to .iitie; I
know, nothiing of le whieroforos or his
whichahioate." Jesse waved his 1}( in
polite s#lutation to the 'l3qulre and " on
ihbr~4idrhe hd r~cid~
S 4% RMi its hi
Deatla In the Peach.
Stal case of poisoning by peach-stones
1 wh as just occured in Paris may serve
as a wi2ning to those families In which
r children are allowed to look after then
9 selves for hours together. It nty be as
9 sumed that very few children under the
3 age, say, of ten or twelve have any idea
3 that peach-stones or peach-blossons are dan
3 gerous. They hive been shown the deadly
nightshade, and probably the wild heilock,
- and have acanny dread of them; but nurse
i mnids are not nearly so fond of pointing
3 out the peach tree as an object of horror
und aversion. The victim of the recent
I tccidelnt in Paris had certainly not been
- cautioned against the attractions of the
' peach. lie had developed, at the teider
age of five and a half, the faculty of rea
Ssoling 01) iliductivep rinciplils, and hie saw
no reason to doubt that ats cherry and apri
cot stones cotained eatable kernels the
3 nobler fruit had at least an equally desir
able treasurein Its inmost recesses. Ac.
cordingly lie secret ed I he stones of a nim
Iber of peaches which had been sent to his
a.other from the country, and poss;essing
himself of a hamnmer when left alone broke
them Open iIndustriously aild thenl set to
)upon a solid feast to which he (dd haty
but complete jutice. The taste of the
kernels was not. perhaps on a par with tho
eXpeCtiltions previolusly entertained, but it
would be ridienlous to go through the
seVere labor of craelking sueh hard h1s01H
withbout entering into the fruition of the
lalor when once filished. So the uluicky
child was found by his parent onl her re
iwn writhing in the grievous -gonies pro
L duced by prus9ik.- or hydrocyanie acid. Tho
arrival and efforts of the doctors were vain,
and another item had to lie added to the
long list of "1deaths by iiprudelnce." It
is as well, ilow in plain words to
'explill what extvnt of poisoning
propurties is possesmed by the ivach
stone. The "writers on toxicology
state that IIn) oune of the keriels contains'
about one grain of pure hIydrcYfai acid,
and it. is known that, 0110 grain of the poi
811 ivill almost certainty kill any adult
person. Two-thirds of i grain has very
often been fatal, and indeed, iiy be re
garded as a fatal doso for i child.
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A Lively lear Fight.
During the late snow-storm In Oregon,
,am Cook of Applegate discovered that
bears had been depredating on his hogs oil
the acorn range. Taking a couple of does
and accompanied by Andy Cook and J. W.
Gilmore, Mr. Cook followed the track of
one of the larivest of the bears up the ionn
tain towards the head of Humbug. TIlo
snow became quite deep and the hunters,
of course, moved slowly. But in the after
noon they discovered a lar cinuaiol
bear crossing a gulch alead or them. The
animal was Instantly treed by the dogs and
shot by Sam Cook, but not mortally wound
ed. Mr. Uihnore's gun missed fire, but
Andy Cook shot the hear through the loins,
and he caime tumbling down In the very
inidet-of the partwand at once made fight.
The situation -was now quite critical, two
of the guns being empty and the third so
wet as to be useless. The enraged aniial
made first for San Cook, who thrust the
muzzle of his rifle into his mouth, while
the (logs, only partially trained, did their
best to attract his attention. Extracting
th barrel of the gtn from the behr's mouth,
Sam attempted to club him with the other
end ot the weapon, but he caugl't the stock
with his teeth and tore it to shreds. Seeing
Cook's peril, Gilmore struck the bear on
top of the head with his tomahawk, frac
turing the skull in several places, but with
out the slightest apparent effect. By this
time Andy had reloaded, and just when
Bruin was about to scoop the whole party,
dogs and all, lie broke his neck by a well
dirested shot and ended the controversy.
The bear weighed over four hundred
plounds and was exceedingly fat, and repaid
tile boys well for their day's sport.
A couple of young Iaadies who went to
Dubuque to spend( the holidays concluded
to couple style with ecotnomy, anld dId so ef
fectually. They left Chicago In a common
coach'on the illinois Central Railroad, sit
ting wvith their eyes towards a luxurious
palace car trunldling alotng at the rear, en
vying the half-dozen ladies who hald it all
to theCmselves. Whetn the traIn arrivedl at
Freeport tIhe two stylishI young ladies con
cludled to engage seaIts in the palace car,
andI entered It for' that puirpose.
"Thle seu'ts In this car are extra, ladies,"
politely remarked thle con)ductor.
"We are aware of that, sir. What do
you) charge to Dubuque?"
"'One dollar 1 That's too muclh."'
'"Tile pri1ce diminishes, ladles, as' we ap
"Whalult is the pr1ice from Galena?"
"Well, *0 i'il occupy two seats from
The young ladiosq left the Pullman, and
as they miadle their exit they wecre heard to
'"Jane, it woutld be hlorrible to enter Du
bu'rfno in a commoln coach. Style is every
thing, and as it won't cost but thir'ty cents
each we'll go Into the city mn style; they
won't know but that wve camne all the way
from Ubicago in tIle Pullman."
And sure enoughI up)on the arrival o1 the'
trahd their friends who were at the depot to
meet them found them in the palace coach.
The Basques are in many respects the
most peculiar people dwelling in civiliza
tion, of which thley really form no part.
For cenlturies they have undergone very
little chpngo, being scarcely atfected by
revolutions or progress of any kind. Thely
nutn)bCr about 800,000, 180,000 beIng cmt I
zons of Fratnco, but the bulk an,d thle mlost
distinmctive of thIem occupying tile B3asque
Provinces in Spain--Bscay, Guipuzcoa atld
Alava. Thdre.is no record of their ever
havmng been subdued. Uarthagnians, Re
nmans, Jothis. Saracens, Frenchmen, or
Spaniards have never' effhced (helr tuarked
traits, corrupted thle purity of theIr race,
or even modified their time-honored cuts
topia. iTjey,ato of m~edluhn size? compact
of ffattie, Siinkul&'ly, igorous alnd agileo,
hiaving liheray eyes,.black har p4d co.n
pleion dgierthan the Siinoiarde 'Sim-,
pie f amanhera . and 'ebai th ar#
proud 'Md Iip' 9lS,d140 goryftbI
wIthal. Th'e roni ir do t r og,
capbl o, And oten odtf " cbilne
and 4*oi ad ywEargah..iqu
Both sexes are exceedingly fond of games.
festivals, music and dancing. The national
costume is a red jacket, big breeches, red
sash, squre-knotted cravat, hempen shoes
and pointed cap. Their manners are pat
riarchal, and their habits also. While the
sexes mingle without restarint, they are re
ligiously strict. Their soil is fertile, and
the Basques are so industrious that they
produce good crops generally, notwith
standing their primitive agriculture. They
are, practically, diocrats, the condition
of all being very nearly etpual, as the nobili
tv, who derived their orgini mainly from
the Atoors, are very fow. They have very
few townIs or villages, their habitations be
Ing scattered over most of the heights of
the three Provinces. Politically, they are
divided mito districts, each of which chooses
an Alcalde, who is both a civil ind llili
tary ollicer. and a member of the Junta
ineeting annaly in Somei one of the towns
to leliborat iipon puiblic aii'airs. The At
cables tre always Ien of tge and experi
ence, and fathers of lain lies. Tho lits
lues' rights are proteceled by written consti
tiltions, granled them by aniejnt SpanIlish
Kings. They tire stanch, even bigoted,
oiami Ctlholies; have great reverence for
priests ind l1onlis. anlid ar i ielilned to sup
erstifion. They are sipposed to be tihe
last remnant of tile obl Ih.ri:m1s, an1d have
ever Prest'lved al exalited reputa lion for
collrlge am111olg thir nat 7 inomihins-.
They Were the Cantabri of the llomiians,
who admired them for their sturdy lefene
of libuly, and are allided to by 1florace as
a people very hard to teaelh to bie the
vote Cet'ib.ries tr they fell, in ,he c
nlowined dellies of Roveevalles, upon Chitr
lelmngile anld his army whenI1 returiig to
France, slew his bravest. pillamiins, and
compelled i ito fly for his life. Eusealdinie
is the na1tme the BasquIes give themselves,
ind their country they ("tall .Eu.sclderia.
Tho are prouder even t han I lie Hpatilards,
nuld the mere fact of beILng born in their
districls secutires the privileges of universal
Customer to lay clerk in a very large
Utstomer-"Show miae some pins."
Lady clerk talks on to the next lady
"AId lie said that she--and he--took
her to Wa1lhck's-and he-and usto-ope
Customer-"Will you show mo some
Lady clerk goes indifferently to shelf and
takes down a box of pins, giving customer
the inpression that she had heard the first re
quest, but wasn't quite ready to attend to
it. Lady clerk puts the box negligently
down before customer and goes oi
talking: "And lie was-every night--and
1-and she-and he-ohl I knew they
were there--and I-and he-ad she_-."
U.--"I want English pins-"
L. C. (glances at customer as i f very
much annoyed that any other pins should
be called for than those it is most conveni
ent to take down)--"And I-and he
and she-. O,1'in suro I saw him-and
C.--1-ave you any English pins?"
L. C.-"No; and he-and she--at the
Tired of Truly Good Men.
A starved Indian's dog wabbled from
the agency with a bleached dry bone which
ie picked up on a cliff ovrhunging a lake.
Sitting upon his haunches, lie thus address
ed himself to the bone:
"Ahl delicious morsel, fain wolild I
gnaw you, byt, alas l the Great Father,
has in His wisdom, romoved my teeth antd
claws; I can but feast my soul upon you
with one eye, as under the Quaker admin
istration I lost the other, for which I hold
them blameless. My ears wer'e cropped by
the Presbyterians--but with the best of
mtotives. T1he Ep)iscopalianis took tmy tail
off a trifle too short. My hair is as yet-"
"Brother," said the sly trading fox, who
had crep)t up, '"heard the good news?9"
"No," relield the dog, sittitng upon the
"Tlhe commissioner has come, thuis agenut
is to be bounced and you are to be turned
over to tile Sweden--New-Jeru-salhemts."
The clog sang his d'eath-song, leaped into
the air, and the rising bubbles marked his
"Unless this church business stops, I,
too, mutst starve," saidi the red-haired tra
decr, as lie shlpped otf with the bone.
A Itemarnrn-bie lauil Place.
After aseen<hing the tower at Pisa, and
enjoying the viewv we had still an hour to
devote 1o thte Catmpo Stanto neair by. 'lThis
cloistered cemetery, constiructedl 600 years
ago, is a vast rectangle suirrounded by
ameches. After the loss of the 11oly Land,
we tire told, the Pisans causnet ov'er fift;
ships' loads of' soil to lie brought hither from
Mt0. Calvary, in otder thait thet dead might
rest in what they conceived to be holy
ground. It was in this Camipo banto tht
the earliest Tluscan artists wecro tautihlt to
emulate each oilier's powers, and hero the
walls are covered wvith remrkable represen
tAtions of historical subjects and sacred ob
jects. The original of mtany picttures wi't.h
wvhich wve are familiar it engraving adrc
still to be seen here, such as "Noah Inebri
ated," '"Buldinmg of thte Tlowver of Babel)0,"
"The Last Jndgement," etc. Tfhe tomtb
stones of those, buriedi hero form thte pave
mentt of thte arcades. T1hoe sculptures atnd
monuments and bas-roliefs in the Camipo
Santo are nearly innumerable, the whole
forming a most strahgo and weird colleg
tion, to which we had -devoted the early
twihtght hour, and which (lid uot tail to
leave upon the imagintion a sens~e of gloom
The Venitilaton Fien'd,
E,vet' since ftcsh air was invented has the
earth been cured' with people who fancied
themselves utppolnted to ladle out vast vol
umnes, aerial cataracts, echilling torrehts of
fresh air to nerv6us, timid, delicate ple~h
whto don't want a pint of It. Th ventila
tion Idiot, .who has not seen him?i Who
h1am not suffered at hIs pitiless hands I Who
.has not longed to kill him? lbH haunts the
railway-train, and mnakes his dwelling In!
the church; lie goes to the theatrd, h'le in.
vades your oillees; b h. tramples on the
sanctity of your home; and, wherever~ Ue
goes and whereverfe tohibs, he brmngs with
froth the htdrrhy ehktob'of dBoltits !Andr,he
sweep. do#n tito! hi~iti td yjout page,' 1
and your ~rapqutiFOme-like a toinado,I
anh elih t 'i th freff(r un- 1
ti yuWila;to ddAtor fltmr 1bU1ld
hawehisik the* a~ wheb Qbb Ig -.fi
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
Stability out of the pulpit often
spetiks more eloquently thAu ability in
Alan has to go out and seek his path;
woman's patt usually 119 cluse under
When people's feelinis have got a
deadly wound they can t b6oured by
Pleasure is the more acoldent of our
being, and work Its, most natural and
Men seldoni improve'when they have
no other models il'an theiselves to
Youi cannot treamyourself into a
charaeter; you nist, hamhtiiFand'fo?&e
To be conifortable. and contented,
spend less than you earn, an.art which
few iaiv- it'tried.
The 11r1, "ine a im an decei ves you, the
fault is his; If he d(ee l Ves yoh the see
ond time, the fault is-your own:
People are apt to fall in lovelwith
those wil) are teattliftil at sight. .But
to retalin lovo, oeil, inust have truth,
tenderness aid conislhey.
Weo appricelite o l)[easures unless we
aIre oLea'iionlally deprived of- them.
Rest,Iaiit, is the golden rule of enjoy
Civility is in i(gelf a fortune for a
cou1rtcons miiani always slcceede In lif6,
even when lIperons of greater aljility
('ood tenper is liko 11 amilly day; It,
she s i briglitnees over everything; it
is the sweeteiler of toll and tihe soot; qr
. inasmiuch as'laughter Is .fa'culty be
stolved exclustively.Ilponw than; we-seem
,o be guilty of a sort ot'.. ingratitude in.
not exq-reisa it as oftel A8,lp c;in.
Car,)1 the lot of life, and tie who as
pires to greatne.ss in hopes p'g ri: of
it, Is one who thibts hiI msolf'It6'a fur
nac. to. avoid the;hiiverinifir ah'agttei
Every tnan carries about Witi him a
toughatone. if he wi la nk,e Us9 0 it, to
.lisdingnish sbsta i ad old froti supeor
lei .1gilt tering.1t I 6th 1foli ap9Peatne.
There Is a1 pleasuit iJVbnteInlating
good ; there Is a gr0litplfeas6re in re
colv lug good ;- bat the.greatest pleasure
is doing,good, which comuprh.lieids the
The Airest method agaftidAindal
is to live it, down by-pers9VV0idbe in
well-doing, id by pr.y1r toGoditthat
lie would cure, the diStem pergqAqiIud of
1hose who tradtf0 and Injure.us
Some person ?iye th ifrough hte as a
Jani of inusle m6s down the itree,
linging out pleasure oi every side
Airongli the air to every one, far-and
i1ar, thab cares to listen.
If all were as willing to be pleaant
ld as aInxious to please' in their oWvn
iomes as they -are In the company of
,heir neighborA they would :have the
iapplest hones In the world.
Times of the greatest calamity. and
-onfusion have ever been produotive of
'ie greatest innds. - he purest ore
joies froii the hottest flrasob; the
)rIghtest diash from the darkest cloud.
Our eyesight Is.the most:exqulsite o'
)ur senses,-yet it .loes not serve us to
liscern wisdom; if It dl .w4at 4.glqw
> love Would sh*khilIe lthit us and
)ur lives would be beautiied.
Good words do mAore' than 1id'
ipeecies; as the sunteams Withoutfanr
iolse will make the travelcr ogst oflis.
:Ioak, which all the blustering wInds
.ould not (o, but only mak3 'himn draO
t closer co hiim. ". ' -. ' ..
It is always safe to learh frotV'ene.
i les; s6ldom safe to Venture to istru6d
Te industrious boe does nQt stop tso
:ompihlaini that thiereare so many pp Isoni
>us flowers and thorny branches Iii f,he
'oadI, but buzzes on, selecting tehe'
ioney where she can find it and* pass
ng by the place where it is sot..
Coisoenice is youir magnp'tc neee
teasoni is your chart. But [ iNoul
athier have a crew ivillig'to fdlloW's
lie indlestions of the needle, and giv- .
sig themiaselves no great trouble as to
lhe chart, than a crc \v that had over so
good ai chart 'and 'no heedle at afl
We ate-ivlWin~i aitt:losplid'ewiich*
-at h en bilinds us >to, cottains, oldm,r41pie.:
ruthms. .]3ut lrosy mgats. IC1q9Jggo$1e
mlsI to see at man earney rtyra g
*or the eon dersioIr of thie he'diA
ped yearly on hiinself Wlia IW6ti Id
'upport,11tty minIsters. , ya M
Th'Ie menu who sutcceed without ti *
id of education are the exceptiona.
.ommroni meni need all the 'ho ' thit"
nuInentioni can gIve, to putt themnies
>in a level , andI evenonf the exceptional
nin -it may be said that tliey wogld
save succeedied still better ivil,h the pd
'aantages of educxtion,.
fly p)rayer wetdo not mon %h bdi~
tog (of the headl Ahd'saying over-'a fe*
Iip)rop)riate -wordl, .bttIrhe,yedrnIng
lesire, thle uplifted hQart, the coajg t.Q.
)irlt ; such, a condition o4fe loi Qie
in. A inin wh'o abidvdr to0 fke
.'rip'Ilon is a Chiristii, Yvhof&ter 'foW'.
.'raying, reading the l$}14m gofggf
o mnet,ing. ie not relg ion, aIny iOF
han carpsenturs' tools 'aird ai dweilI1g
hotlse. b'TheiSe Christian d1uties kre~ I'
nstrumenrts,in tlie use of,. whii0hr gand
iies o%ui dtben,
Hlh is a bad thimd#itet Alerie thAtit -
liSh'oinaors God ; that is ?enough-a-b4t-i
lebases the. Op i man. 'Not s:aleneo
hat it injures societyy; iq is -
ntut a Inan 10$011 hIs ,senMtiven4 to,
drtue. SinIlles In aniuhsr1atIm&me r
nfd hedrt1 ready to 'epting,.t0owthe
fe in its danigerous lIiop lO,itts, ,A4tiei$
me destroyedi or ;,t vII usetr9.
orrow 'for a hiavy ti"oubIe) fidtI reb
utely p)ut one's halidl to the ndw'~or*AI*t
ised P9w ; i)the, ingr o~
here leanything ire indvd
r she w'ftl novelt"ttirp'baok,~fi
rork, real wvork.awork;with i.~g'
icad'aiand hearr.ti+(ter' th4 wUkc e p
rust, amnd trn'usl, bing pp,a~~
'1o the COh )tiar'tlA liliV
it the tIme. Th'lis d)sohar##iGthdAp'
his trinI^r5.painas k at