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WINNSBORO, S. C, MARCH 13, 1880. 2
Tno clo-uds, a o o arkly o i
TRhe sullenl 'ooe skY'ould fain
Pour down a neve n' ditr' shower;
I hear the pattering of the rain,
I hear it rattle on the pane.
And than I see the mist-entwining
Nor one pohition loig rot*iu.
Behold! the gentle sun is shiuiig
As' though exultant in its power,
Tue storm boats down with steady strain
Upon the ivy of the tower
I hear the pattorb?g of the rain;
It sniftly swept aoross the plain.
And then I see the sky refining
And Molten with a golden stain.
lehold! the gentle sun Is &hiningl
Beneath the storm the cattle cower,
It boats upon the growing grain,
. And as it breaki b3th bud and flower,
I h.ar thp pattering of the rain.
Ftom wliore the clouds too long have lain
They tyrn, and shoy a silver lining,
A Apleqoid 'Iorj coiosa ain].
Dehoi! tire gentle (u s stiohng l
Foiling the Widow.
It was a family council of deep signifi
cance and dire import.
Delia, sitting upon the arm of the sofa,
swinging one neatly-slippered foot to and
fro, had a pucker upon her pretty blonde
face, only matched by the frown oin Susie's
forehead, as she, with her face between
her hands, her elbows on her knees, sat
upon a hassock,gloomily staring at the emp
Teddy, who was never known, in the
memory of the Armstrong clan, to have
looked serious for five minutes at a time,
had a face like a mute at a.funeral. j
Only Frclerlek looked less than gloomy,
and hisface was a mixture of perplexity
To be sure Fred was not an Armstrong,
but only Delia's betrothed, and he. hh(t 1
been away for nearly a'year, starting his I
-fortune In the city two hundred miles from t
the spot where Armstrong's Ferry nestled I
-bet-een two great hills in Pennsylvanua.
"But," he said presently, "I thought
you were all independent of any caprice of 4
Susie jumped right off the hassock in her
"Fred Lynn, you ought to be ashanxed I
of yourself," she said, . "as if we weTe
thinking of Uncle .Jesie's money."
Most niagnificent emphadls of scorit
upon the last word.
"But, began Fred, again, thet erpleiity
increasing in his expression, "what is it,
then f Hasn't the old man a right to marry
if he likes?"
"Humph," said TeddyA' "if ph6Aikpajf
Suppose it is." .1
Delia understood this.
"Uncle," she said, "is the dearest, most
innocent old darling in the world, as guile
less and loving as a child, and generous as
-as-well, I really do :not think of. any
body as generous. 'And we all- 16 him
better than anybody else in the world."
"Present company always excepted."
"Nobody at all excepted," said Della,
emphatically. . ' i J
Fred assumed a resigied4xpressig
the familiar grin rdtur4ed 0 le
"She," continued Della, "cane to Arm- 1
strong's Ferry for the sumnmerj a hateful,'
designing, vain piece, all affectation and
simpering, and she inad6 up her mind to <
marry Uncle Jesse's money. Much she
cares for him c ,' I"~
"As If we would care," broke in S6si6. 1
"If he was going ,to have a nice, loving, 4
sweet wife to pet and love him I But she t
will spend his money, and flirt., -an make
him miserable. He. is miserable enough 4
"Thin as a match," said Ted..
"But if he don't want her what made 4
him - prolpose to he'- asked the p)ractical
"Just as if a woman like that couldn't I
make any man propose I" cried Ted.
"Has she a local habitation and a name?"4
asked Fred, of the last speaker.
"Her' name is Mrs. Arabella Winstoni,
andashe is liviag at the hotel," said Ted,
"when she is not living hero. We manage
to get rid of lier sometimes,"
'And you think .Jesse's money attracts
"Sure of i4."
"I~f a rich sitor camne?"
"She would probably give uncle the cold
"Delia," said Fred, solemnly, "if you'll
pro4uisd ' iottS be jealis~Ilil diat' Uncle
. Tedyotire 'ar ange'" Eri6ddfdi6, OI
see it aill Signor ValettiI" -
For, during a winter the Armstrongs W.ad
spent in Ihiladelphia. Fred had figured
in pFvste theatricals as a fpreign npbleman,
an-d won haurels.
"Just so," ho sai ng. "I hv's j
the jewelry and finery, the whliere arid
dandy boots, etc.' Now, can Wve 'ail keel) it
"But you?ll llave ta :go to the hotpl,"
said Delia. -4
"Of course; onh1go a few dayr Il do ,
my newrwooog br "
"Huh 'isatiTed "re,sha comes. "
-P"ave'the' ayjk 'ie, "said Fred, hahd
vanished through a side door.
lie,nde onrhnioy .But Susie, a born actress, if ever one
"PIl do that!" she-salI,- jut sMr
* She greeted theo le N attubs g
sIghed a most plaintive slgh.ihn info t
that Jesse had gone over to the farmn,\aid
*chatted fatiliarly., r4% I .e.
though the '1101 hbuMl s tonf~ehid'
Delia. had an angry retort ready, but
Busie wastoo ku4ifor h6tt' fe .j. I' ,..
she said &e wil soon go to thee ty, an~d
hel.but pald 1
'Ady cansee he 1 in love with ogq
ou girle. :And he Is so Inimense)'
"Dot bYercenary, Ted," said Susie
"Of course not, but when a man owns
ialf pn island or sugar piantations in the
West Indies, and a magnificent estato in
spain, and a silver mine In Mexico, besides
io end of money in bank-"
"But, Ted, we only know that from-"
"Aunt Mary," replied Ted,' "is not' a
mrson to be taken in by A impostor. Signor
Valettl was introduced to her b)y reliable
people.' th .
Here'a ring at the door-bell announced
mi arrival, and presently entered a daliy
> - the first water, with - alaiond studs,
flender cane, in black whiskers, and styl
si o Itume.
"Signor Valetti-Mrs. Winston," said
3usie, after the foreigner had greeted the
krmstrongs in broken English and compli
Signor Valetti bowed,-and very sooni an
kgreale little flutter arose in the breast of.
h widow lnsOit,n, as she marked the
anddone fo eigfiers's deference to herself
nd Susle's lowering brow.
it began to grow interesting
In vain Susie exerted herself with sniling
;race to keep the Signor's attention . d
Arabella's more mature chirms, 11r
)earl powder and frisettes, were *evidently
nore attractive than the.fresh, aweet face
)f Miss Susan Armstrong.
Mrs. Winstoi) had compe to tea, but when
h6- signor rose to take leave, Arabella re
nembered a forgotten letter to be answered,
nd accepted his escort to the hotel.
The trio she left kept their gravity till
le was out of hearing;, then, In a chorus
f laughter, Ted cried:
"Sue, you are delicipus -You acted a
ealous school girl to perfection. Poor old
"lie seems - to enjoy It," said . Delia,
"Oh," said Ted, "be shre you don't tell
incle. He couldn't- wear a mask t0 save
dai dear old lifeland would be sure to be
ray himself, You must -k9ep, Signor Va
otti out of his way."
ie camte in very soon, the gentle, cliffd
ike old min, and 'tite thred greeted- him
ordially the girls fluttering about him t
aake him. as comfortabld as usual.
One quick, nervous glance lie gave
ound the room, aikd thou, with a sigh of
"Irs. Winston has not coie ?"
"She came and w6nt away," said Delia.
'Are you 'disappointed ?"
"Well, of course, my dear-I-I am,
,ut I think we can be cmnfdrtable for,9ie
vening without her."
"Uncle," said Susie rashly, "are you
,ery fond of her?"
'~O urse, m d r," he .replied,
"As fond of her as you are of us ?"
"1Oh, no, my dearl" lie said dectdedly.
'Iow could I be as fond' of anybpdy as
am of my dear brother Harry's clildren
"Bmit-if she went away, uncle, would
,ou be very sorry?"
"Of course I would, dear; but," looking
tervously around him, as if fearing the
vidow might pounce upon him from a hid
len Pornep; , ut we were qery comfortable
iap "bot6r6q, %e came ,V
- yeilit's ear;
'and w w be vry codi ortable and
kappy after she goes."
The tea broke up the conversation, and
irs. Whiston was left out of the family
hat for the evening.
The .next day Delia _ud Susie attired
heniselves for a walk, au strolled along a
>eautiful shady lane, that was much fre
juented in fine weather by the visitors to
Suddenly turning a bend in the lane they
ame upon two persons Bitting at the foot
f a tree, the one a foreign-looking gentle
nan, time other a lady of some forty years
The latter no sooner caught sight of
hem than she rose to her feet, and moved
Sfew paces away.
The gentleman remained seated, how
iver, and In his upturned face they recog
mied the pretended Signor Valetti.
"Good morning, slagnnr," s6id Delia.
"May we hope to see you again soon at
"Unless other engagements will prevent
is the 'pleasure of your company,' added
.The gentleman, ivith sonmething like a
inile, promised to call soon,'.apd the girls,
iowing' to the' an/miyed''iooking widow,
>assed on along the lane,-careful not to
how their amused faces to Mrs. Winston
gain. - -~
a ust two Weeks JAtefd entle Jesse, sitting
hh favorite[arh obliiin tihe sitting-room,
Delia on a low stool at ' his knee, knitting,
susle arranging a basket of ferns near by,
L'ed mending a fishing line, to complete the
3Jani In a y--d?"-any.
-Ted' W ii so ,tltng bar, of "Tiie
~irl I 'LeftlBehind iM!" Delia knitted in,
llenos, but Busie 'answered'
"She -l' a hiorted flirt; 'Thi! way -sale
tarried gni with' that, foreigan dandy 'is
" tti' ind kW &v ddmtfered Ted.
"And he is handsome 'and acconm
plished,'t" dodftiniil6d'. Uncle- Jesse, "and
very attentive to hei."
"They ride Gat togetfer'eteory 'afternoon,
n haq be r4, twWe in two'
*nth~ bie' iar~bhi~6i e lad attu
nips- D4eb d nic ehb Wil'g") P
'A he soIlat hei laid.SIIo14.
M4uijaf i Jab ~o hte *as t',
10,' do i1t be' unl
"She Is domiing, said Tdtl,J 1'nently;
'btStho9tged 14 mltye isiter som'e
enftsed poioAlgit ra pri
Ay heart has found its master."
"Ohl" said Busie, hysterically, "you
don't mean gignor Valetti?"
"Signor Valetti started for New York v
this morning to prepare his house for his c
bride," said the widow. 8
Busie sobbed au'dibly.
"And I leave by the evening train," con- c
tinued Mrs. Winston, ''to meet him at my 1l
cousin's next week." ti
"Oh, the wretch I "gasped Susie. p
"I am sorry for your disappoiitmnent.,
Susan," said 'Mrs. Winston, blandly, "but l
the heart will not be controlled. Kindred
spirits will find happiness together."
There was an effusive farewell, and she c
was gone. "
"Oh1, uncle I" said Susle, dancing around 4
his chair, "welcome back to liberty 1"
And Jesse smiled as lhe had not smiled f!
all the sunmer.
"I cau't'think how I ever camne to ask
her to marry me I" lie sa1d, plaintively. t
"6But I can," said a hearty voice in the
And Fred was greeted and. dragged into i
the room. ,
"You?" said Jesse; "why, you have
e seen h9r, You wore always out when
Iere 'Fred nift Susie's warning frown,
and said: n
"But Valetti told me, sir, that of all the f
gushing, affected women who ever dragged V
a man into a proposal, Mrs. Winston was a
the worst." Il
IValletti I" Oh, yes, the man she is go
ing to marry. Poor fellow;" said Jesse.
There was a chorus ot inugiung voices atu
the good old man's sympathy, and Delia
whispered under its cover:
"You won't go to New York, Fred ?" n
"Not until we go together," hm replied. 1
"My traps will be here this evening." t
Mrs. Winston appeared no more at
Armstrong's Ferry. h1
'There was 'a - splendid wedding ill a
October, where Susie was bridesmaid and t<
Ted best man; but Jesse remained a c
bachelor,'with his niece and nephew to pet 1
. Signor Valetti was often made the sub- g
ject of a family jest amongst the young
folks, but Uncle Jesse was never told of the tl
ruse that deprived him of his sweetheart.
drigti of 1hillardc* r
Billiards are played so much in this coun
try.that the game is not unfrequently men- e
ioned is American, 'although its origin is e
either French or Italian--it is uncertain
which. Tne game, however, was imported
into Britain from France, and was known n
to Englishmen by name as early as the six- i
touth century, since Shakespeare speaks of sI
'it-he.seen ato have been little less than %
omniscient-in several of his dramas. le N
even portrays Cleopatra as amusing herself
with billiards, but this Is unquestionably g
one of the palpable anachronisns to which v
he appears to have been 'Indifferent, and a
which he scattered throughout his plays. Ij
The game itself was in all likelihood medic
val, but as played nowada3 s is compara- a
tively -modern. For two centuries it was d
played with only two (white) balls, and
when the third (red) ball was imported Into
Britain, the red winning hazard, or holing 3
of the red ball was well nigh the hole object
of the players. The billiard table of the a
present is as different as it well can be from
-the billiard table of two hundred years ago, c
as persons know who have noticed their i
evolution as represented by the tables of
divers qras. The greatest billiardists are
the Russians, Spaniards, French and Amorl..
cans, who. now play far more than any
other nation. The popularity of- the game -y
has increased greatly here within the last t<
twenty years. It is said that there are now
six times as many tables in the country as c
there were at the beginning of the civil war.
Europeans suppose that all Americand play v
billiards, Irrespective of sex, age or position. ~
The Catalpa Troo. ,. e
The catalpa lignomoides is a tree mndige. b~
nous at the south, and is a file spreading a
tre'e, cultivated at the north in sheltered or
protected situations, as an ormnamental tree. ?
Under favorable circumstances, it grows to e
the height, of fifty feet, wvith a circumfer- Ji
ence of six-feet at the surface of tihe groundl. ?
Its leaves are large, smooth, and resemble fi
in form those of the lilac. It produces a si
profusion-' of flowers of a campanulate
shape, nearly white, delicately spotted with C
yellow and violet.- These are succeeded by 8
pods or capsules, sometimes a foot ini length,
holding the winged seeds unitil ready for di
distribution. Catalpa is the Indian name a
.-also, the name by which thme tree is popu..
~larly known. It deserves a prominent t'
place among the ornamental trees of parks
and gardens. -'The ailanthus tree is a na..
tive of OChina and Jap)an, large with rich
and luxuriant foliage-trunk straight, with 8
smooth bark. The leaves are from three o
t.o five Inches in length, with as many as
twenty or more pairs of leaflets. It is 'of t)
very rapid growth, and has become common.
It is rarelf, If ever, attacked by insects. It i1
produces numerous greenish flowers, exha- 3
Uhng a disagreeable' odor, as any one will
obseive' in' passing the tree. The wood is
hard, abn.pact and glossy, being susceptible 5
of a hgrd polish. It attains the height of ti
fifty foot' and more, and is easy of propa- 3
ption, qhither. froi cuttings or seeds. ' It is d
e~Itensvel dultivated in England, and
holds a good rank' aniong ornamental trees,
Siamese. OSioln, nlouses. ' C
'A traveler iu Sinin describes the floa'ting~ y
houses thus: We.hpggdd the shore closely, a
and. R eqd.githin a few yards of scores of
fadth~ h'ouses; wh6se o*ners looked dt us n
with theo caln, noeaac of the Ogggmn g
'Pem agsou may uinderstanta a floating"
Iibus it'1 bilt on-araft of bamboo pole,'
la9 in othe
roos,roof, and all,' an(1 the flo6r is abdut' t
ve There are it
never-failing a pply of 'watem Ar0 9xcellent- y
ly, da(Ae, s esy .aceess. One
$$ t1w th ait with whichi a
the numerous water-snakes of thme Meinami d
gaini an en Ange ;. the Siamthese never have ;
snakes in.their. boots, for the reason thm d
they don't wear a'y but' they frqentl t4
find't om~ in thej ,cl,otabut, t I~ 1
hpatphit The hondge~ug&h ad their
lie Never Told a Ae.
There were three of them, an( they
rere seated around a marbletop table in a 1
wifortable cafe quafling nectar Qf the
ods. "I suppose," said one of the party, c
'that this honest follow who has just cut
lie wires around the cork is the blessedest v
ar that ever wagged.a tongue. Now," cou- 8
nued the speaker, "follow me," and he
repared to address the bottle-bearer. d
"Rtainey, this Is moiglity line tiling on the'
"Say no moro,I he answered. "It- is Y
kolghty fine tiling. We have it where I a
an from. Th athreets are paved wid it,
ud it's in colors, an', it's made beautiful v
a' hard. The horses are phoed wid cork, 1
n' they can't chip the ;marble. 0, it's a
ine here, to be sure;. bud we bate it d
there I ctun from."
"That will do-another: quart," was all
lat was said.
The cork was hard to seart, but, finally,
rhen Rainey had started #, the report, as e
shot toward the calling, was loud. s
"That cork traveled a long distance, (
'ainey," said another of tho party, follow- f
ig with his eye the,rolling stopper.
"It did," lie answbied complacently, c
bud you should see 'em'an home. Say no 8
iore. We have 'em where I cum from; c
>ur quart bottles; imparial goold sale. c
Mhin the cork flies out, It goes half a mile,
I' you can hear the report across the river. Il
"a a pleasant glass." - a
It was suggested that .ysters and Oham- c
gte went well together, and that the f
--adclcefr t r- er favorable.
Eh! Italney?" r
"o, yes; oysthers are 'good an' large a
ow," he answered,'"bud we have um at
ome, where I cumi from,' n' they average
iree to a barrel. Say no nore."
This was "'worse and more of it," but
e never smiled-nelther did lie move
muscle of his face nor wink an eye as he C
>Id the story. At this pdint he took the
leck to the counter and paid the bill. On
Is return, and while the party was still
iaking with laughter at the fellow's exag. h
orations, lie was asked: :
"Couldn't you manage to get four of
lose oysters into a barrel,I Rainey?" f
"Well, it would be very hard to get four t]
the Bandon oysthers intb a barrel wid- 2
at stretchin' the hoops."-he said; "for that
ilson we seldom barrel 'em, bud we lays v
lem in the wagons. They're very good." 11
This seemed to be the extreme limit of it
Kaggeration, but the man was equal to 'd
"How are the lobsters, Rainey?" a
"Where I cum from?" lie asked. "Say it
D more. We don't.get lobsters here. Whin
came heie first an' heard them cry "1Lob
;era" an' saw the little red things In the a]
rheelbarrers an' handcarts, I thongh they P
ror shrimps. Lobsteral At home they
row big as seals, an' hil one has to do is to c
i out in a boat, drive them ashore as you t!
ould a flock of sheep, an' up to the hot c
rater.springs. 0, bud they're beauties. a
'hey go in on one side of the spring as
reen as grass, an' cut out on the other.
ide wid a coat- as-, red--ak-mn iglish sol
ler's. hiey are just no trouble at all."
"Itainey," said one of the gentlemen, '
'bring us another-bottle, and take the cake.
'ou are the biggest of all liars I ever met."
Looking over the company with a sad,
)rrowful face, and turning half around
reparatory to filling the order, lie answer
d: "That's purty hard, air. Say no moro.
never told a lie in my life.
"Mlaybe I'm a Food."
There are some folks who think it awful
,icked for a husband and wife to sit down
>gether of an evening and play cards,
rhile others can't see where the harm
"Why,' said the Colonel a few 4ays ago
rhen the subject of cArd-playing was un
er discussion, "does any one pretond that
iy wife and I can't p)lay a! few games of
uchire without disputing an~d arguing and
etting mad over it? Loafers can't, perhaps,
ut we could play for a thousand years ~
uid never have a word-yes, we could"
The others shook their head in a dubious
ray, and the nettled olonel walked
traighit to a stationer's and bought the
icest pack he could find. That evening,
rhen his wife wvas ready to sit down to her
incy work, lie produiced the cards and
"May, I was told to-day that you and I
ouldn't play lards without disputing and
etting into a row. Darling, draw up here." ~
"Dearest, we wvill not have a word of t
ispute--not one," she replied, as she put I
way her work.
The Colonel shufilled awayiand dealt and
.trned up a heart.
"I order it up," she observed, as she I
oked over her cards. -
"I was going to take- it up anyhow,"
rowled the Colonel, as his chin fell, all his
thor cards being black.
"P)ay to that, she said as she put down
"Whoever heard of anybody leading:out e
trumps!I" lie exclaimed, "Why dnt
ou lead out with an ace?"dn'
"0, 1 can play thIs hand."
"You can, eli? WVell, I'll makeo it the
ickest play you over sawi Hal took all the ~
ricks, eli? Well, I thought I'd encourage
on a little. Give me the cards-it's my
'You dealt before."
"go, I didn't?".'
"Why, yes you didl. We hiaye only play
a"Well, go ahead and deal all theQ timei If
ou want tel I'll mnake two of your ,da
.#hAnd. s4~wnta to
md : ~u, The Wt4I wor e
uptd Omdhele a of hearts, E
"No hearts, eht" he shouted as shb tru i- 1r
edt I Aing suit i~ eglar o f~
-anid that-andthAt and all of 'em! Ita
dighty queer where' 'yot 'gbC all tfrpse C
-umgahl Stocked the cardbr on i'ne, d~f
"No*, der/I1ay&d as fair as codld be
sd made two, and lf.I make one ongyour ti
eAl.I'il skunk -y9u."
'I'd 'like to se you 'fflie otie on my
pall" he pt.. "I've lma9tiooling a long
$6yoti siht, 1)14mw a
She 1assed 'and hetokjup n, * "
nall trumps. 'Hoeol IriMI4 h
}o bet hmo,le the fut,a~
yo'6 tl~Attr Ph~fi
''But I hadnA any."
"You hadn't el? Why didn't you have
ny? I never saw a hand yet without at.
ast one spade In it!"
"Wly, husband, I know how to play
"And don't It Wasn't I playing euchre
rhen you were learning to walk? I Ray you
Locked the cards on me!"
"No, I didn't you are a poor pliayer; you
on't know how to lead!"
"--I why, maybe I'i a fool,
nd maybe I don't know anything, and so
ou can play alone and have all trumps
le pushed back, - grabbed' his paper,
rheeled around to the gas, and it was
early thirty-six hours before he smiled
gain. Nevertheless, no one else ever had a
ispute over cards.
A.gentleman while attending church one
vening found that Iia feet were icy cold!
) t4at lie had to raise then off the floor.
!aIling the attention of the sexton to the
ict4 the latter said with sonic perplexity:
Yes, we have a goodI many complaints of
Dld feet from others; but I 'don't under
tand the reason why we can't keep the
hurch warm; we surely have fires
So saying, ie pointed to a register in tl,.
oor directly behind the gentleman, in the
djoining p)w. Looking around, the latter
culd see that there wits a hot fire in the
irnace beneath, and yet no heat came up.
Vlien IL handkerchief wits laid over the
3gister, It scarcely stirred. The visitor
qked the sexton;
"Have you any means of ventilation ?"
"Are there no windows open ?"
"How, then. (,anl you expect. the air to
[mi in here if it can't get out soile
There . was no repoiise-the man was
onplussed. "Did you ever try to blow
kto a bottle (" continued the inquirer.
"Do you think, if you did, that you could
>rco any more air luto a bottle by bibwing
ian was in it before?" le couldn't say.
[ever had thought of it.
"Well," continued the gentleman, "you
lould soon ftid, if you tried that it was
n1possible, and neither can you force air
ito this church through, a register if you
on't open a winduw or soeie other orifice."
"But," the sexton demurred, "opening
window. would let in the cold air, wouldn't
"You just try it," was the response.
Raise sonic of the windows of the leeward
de of the church, and see what will liap.
It was done, and instantly the handkcr
lief lying.on the register rose half-way to
ie ceiling with the force of the ascending
urrent.,. The sexton stood and stared in
Holly is a namb which is often, but
rrongly, considered a corruption of the
ord "holy," The holly tree is called
Christ's thorn" In Germany and Scandina
ia, from its putting forth its berries at the
ipposed period of the year when Christ
ras born, and from its time-honored use in
ecorathig Christian churches. This tree,
ecording to a certain legend, was .that 'ii
rhich the Almighty revealed himself tq
loses in a flame of fire, by which it was
ot consumed. Likewise, it was supposed
a have forihed the wood of the cross on
rhich our Lord was crucified; hence it was I
nown as the Lignum tSanto rucis.ci
lany have been the traditions and super
titions connected with this beautiful tree.
ly the Romans it was dedicated to Saturn,
ilose feasts were held at Christmas time,
nd sprigs wore sent to friends with good
Tishdg for health and happiness. The
'ersianss~prinkled their children witht a
ecoction fronm the leaves, to endow them
tilh wisdom. According to Pliny, the
owers were an antidote to, poison. 'i'he
1(d Druids used to deck private dwellings
rith the boughs, toofer thus a shtelter to
ylvan sprites, to whom ione was afforded
y the leafless oak. Hlolly leaves atre some
nime of an ivory white, and when youing
re of a beautiful pinkish color.
L.anguage of the Ht-i.
Eacht of our features is supposed to have
language-eyes, nose -and mouth. Buti
lie language of the hair has been formua-1
ited ini the following manner: Straight,i
mnk, stringy..looking hair indicates weak
ess and cowardice. Curly hair deniotes a I
uick temper. Frizzy hair, set on one's
cad as if each indiuidual hair were ready
a fight its neigh4bor, 'denotes coarseness.
hlack hair indicates persistent resolution1
s accomplishing an object, also a strong
iredisposition to avenge wrongs and insultsi
sal or fancied. Brown hair denotes fondness
or life, a friendly disposition, ambition,
arnestnessof pur-pose, capacity for business,
eliability in friendship in proportion as the]
air is fine. Very fin~e hair 'indicates an i
von disposition, a- readiess to forgive,'
rith a desire to . add to the happiness
*f others. l'ersons with very fine lhght'
rowin or auburn hair, inclined to curl or
rizz, are.quick tempered, and are gIven toi
esentmerit and revenge. Light brown hair,
nelined to redne with a fredkcled skin,.is
certain lidication of deceit, treachery1
*nd ea disposition to do something meap to
frienld wlhe can no longer be tiRed t(o al
'antaige. We give theo information as we
ind it, and it is abouit as true as suich
-Conseloneness of Duty) Performed.
The' other day, over at Alameda baths,
ain J9ganeleco,.a timid and retiring looking:
tan wa , litil,the Superintendeu$ wpue
isqngagq an4,tlien,said to him;
"Ido hate tpgive .anyone trouble, but
ave ye i t~one ageh.pt any kind you
No, ; I okiyo so ten mintites ago~'
"o you did,1' replied the ,man; "bnit I
tou$itdjpst ask once more. I guess,
lOnI* onemy duty in thle matter.
"W a ? What on.earth are you
Stthdeo utdi half
4 0Ieh4' up yet
1or h er
Tunis and Carthage.
We left Malta with a very fair wind, an
:ast anchor in the Gulf of Tunis, at a die
ance of nearly three miles from the shore
'he 'I unisitn flag was hoisted at the main
ks the Admiralty had not supplied us witl
he banner of such an obscure kingdom, th
;hip's painter managed by his ingenuity t
work out a full moon and cresnt on a ri
ground. On Sunday morning a party o
Allcers landed at (Joleta, which Is the sca
')ort of Tunis, and proceeded in a boa
icross the shallow lake of Tunis to the city
i, distance of six or seven miles. We fire
isited the bazaars. They appear to be wel
aild out and are well supplied with the prc
luce of the east, but they are not nearly a
tensive or mnteresting as those of Constau
inople. Bilks, Tunis cloth, dates, leathe
work, red woolen caps and Mancheste
2mods scom to be the principal commodities
dost of the men we saw were well clad an
well fed. The women wear no skirts c
my kind;, they have long stockings o
nany hues. Some have very handson
wad dresses, in one case a glided coronet
'rom which dopended a veil of sill
naterial. At first sight they appear ti
iave lovely complexions. On a closer In
pection it was not difficult to detect a gren
leal of paint. Our party paid a visit to th
touse of a rich Israelite. It was gloomy
oie of the floors appeared to be made of
cind of marble, and at the entrance ther
tood four largo.iron-bound money chests
iVe also entered a synagogue turing th
line of service and the Israelites seee
juite proud to havc our company and of
ered us chairs. The Israelites in Tuni
immber one-fifth of the population, the tota
mmber of inhabitants of the city beinj
10,000. 'Ihe Bey of Tunis does not ap
>ar to have much power in these days
Lie has no ships and very little money ani
is men are badly armed and dressed. A
he port of Tunis we saw an admiral, who
t is stated, has never served on a "man-of
var." The bey expressed a wish to pay i
,ilt to the Temeraire but feared he shoub
)e seasick. lie is over seventy years o
ige. Of course we availed ourselves ot th
)pportunity of paying a visit to tie ruins o
Darthago, situate about three miles distan
rrom Goleta. . We first inspected the Mon
utery of St. Louis, which stands nearly Ii
',he centre of the site of the ancient city
[fere a French monk very graciously rc
elved us amid showed us all that was to b
icon. The chapel is very gorgeously dc
orated. - On entering we found two littl
black acolytes dressed in red cloaks, an
very odd and grotesque was their appeai
Wee. Near the chapel arb the ruins of th
Leinple of Esculaplus, and all over th
grounds of the monastery there are gre
niumbers of Carthagenlan relics, which hav
been dug up fron time to time, such a
large stones with inscriptions (some ver
incient) heads of statues, fragments of pli
lara, &c. One could scarcely picture
more complete ruin of a city. There ar
itill to be seen the two ports which were a
ainous in the time of the second Puni
war, and as you walk over the fields yoi
nay turn up many fragments of Mosai
pavements, Juarble capitals and lamps.
It is reported that a number of Masoni
Mbleimns have been found beneath the obe
lisk known as Cleopatra's Needle. Th
>mblenis are: A mason's square of red sye
ilte granite, 8 ft. 0 In. x 4 ft. 8 in., and 2
K 17 in. square, laid near the northeast cor
ier; under the end of the short section i
?ure white stone, representing an apron
lnder the apron an altar of red granmte
erfect in finish ; near the southeast cone
mother altar, less perfect, and between th,
itars a spoon-shaped iron trowel of ordi
iary size. The telegram adds: "Othe
itones in the foundation bear curious mark
md cuttings, not hieroglyphics, which mal
ie masonic ; but none here are able to de
~ide.'' The obelisk was moved from Hell
)pllis-where it is believed to have beec
et up during the reign of Thothmes III,
thout 1860 B. 0.-ia tihe time of Tiberius
md, therefore, has stood upon the base o
'three steps from which Commander Gor
'mnger removed it, recently, for nearl:
r qmite 1900 years. Persons who are no
~iuasons are disposed to speak lightly of ti
slaimns preferred in regard to the great agi
>f the order. In thIs discovery we hayi
'airly convincing proof that Masonry wa
netituted before the beginning of ti
3hlristian era. None of these embloms
ilone, would prove anything ; but the fily
ogether, especily in consideration of thel
elative position toward each other anc
owards the points of the compass, prove
oodl deal. Masons will observe that the
ieveral emblems are properly disposed, an<
vill also note that the finished and un
I nished "altars'' correspond very exacti:
vith the "rough ashlar"~ and "perfect ash
ar," which are a part of the funmitm'e c
he modern Masonic lodge. Nor can thi
act be regarded as insignificant that th<
>belsk was raised upon a base of "thre<
tops." Even among Masons, the hegen<
hat ascribes the founding of *the order t<
King Bolomon, Iiram of Tyra, and Hlirami
lie son of the widoW, is not by any mean
generally accepted. But with tolerabl,
iood proof in hand that the Masonic frater
ulty Witually was In existence nineteel
senturies ago, it is not altogether umnreaso
be to suppose that 1) was founded a the!
iand years earlier. In vieiv of the discover
ilready niade; it is to be hoped that thi
>ase up6h which the other obelisk (nbiw lI
ingland) stood, will bo uncovered anid ox
millned in quest of miljr matrial.
A Betting set.
An old farmer with a house full of boys
was one day tuggig away at alargerpiep
>f timber. Finding.it ratheQr hard work, ha
maled his boys one after another, at the to
>f his voice, but received no reply. Fioal
y, after he had no need of them, they al
''Wher," saidhe, "haveynbe,a
what hove you been doing; didn't yeou hea
"Out in the shop, settin' the. aW,'' re
"And you ick?' continued thefrm
"Out In tha barne sett n the hon."
wn4d you Jack;' v, I
"U in. Granny's.:room, seottin 's th
"And yo ,Tonit" eti't e trp
"nd Mast L erited whete were jot
ttp'" e'hoI e,amusdattb
NEWS IN BRIEF$
--The Missouri State Uniyers,ty at
Columbia has now 438 students, and Is
, -The school of Industrial Art In
Philadelphia' received $19,013 in 1879
a and expended $1U,504.
-Germany has a standing army of
r 410,000 and wants 20,000 more at an ad
. ditional cost of $11,000,000.
t -The seals in San Francisco Bay are
, fast killing off the fishes, and their ex
tinction Is loudly demanded.
-The firtree flourislis In California.
It starts easily f romt cuttings, and coin
D mences to bear the second year.
-There were 1;013 new novels pub -
r lished in England last year, and it
r wasn't a good year for novels either.
-Mr. Fairchild, who is transferred
fcom the Consul Generalship of Paris
to the Spanish mission, has only one
-The revival in the elate trade at
Northampton county, Pa,, is very ac
tive, orders being far ahead in all the
-The Cincinnati Odd Fellows have
con tracted for a $20,000 monument over
their unknown dead at Spring Grove
-The average amount of oium con1
sumed in China Is about 12,000,000
pounds per annum; probably 5,000,000
pounds more of native opium is pro
-One-fifth of the 6,000,000 acres of
vine land in France will be unprodue
tive this year. This means a loss of
-Previous to the Revolutionary war,
the English supplies of' tobacco were
derived chiefly from Virginia and
-8purzheim died Nov. 10th 1832. A
eulogy was pronounced over his re
mains by Professor Pollen, of Harvard
-In England, Scotland and Wales
there are 2,211 CatholIo priests, which
number shows an increase of fifty-four
since the rear 1877.
-A utograph-colleoting originated in
Germany in 1550, and first took sha1 pe
in the forms of albums, though the
name was not then adopted.
-John Lester Wallack has sold lils
o residence at Long Branch, near the
I 11owland House, to It. J. Dobbins, of
Philadelphia, for $35,000.
0 -During the past year the herrings
taken inSLttish waters and cured were
t suffloient to fill 1,000,000 barrels, each
a barrel contail ning an average of 700 fish.
8 -The value of land Is so depressed in
Y Ireland that on Nov. 7 1879, when
seven estates were oflered for sate, but
a four were taken, while for two there
a was no bid.
-The Suez Canal receipts are report
ed to have decreased in 1878 $323,200
a from those of 1877, and 1879 showed a
C still greater falling off. About three
quarters of the vessels passing through
-Ohio has a school population of 1,
043,320. The.number o' pupils enroll
ca in the public schools Is 734,057; the
D average daily attendance is'only 459,
900. There are 10,874 school houses,
- and 23,487 teachers.
. -At the sale of pews for 1880 in
i Plymouth church, Brooklyn, Rev. H.
W. Beecher's, the total sum realized
from premiums was $27,437. The rent
als are fixed at $12,852,' making the
estimated income from pews for the
r -The value of toreign exports from
the port of Baltimore last year was
$8,000,000, which was a large increase
-over the business of 1878. Th le receipts
of grain alone wvero increased.by more
than 16,500,000 bushels.
-The new Supreme Court,Judge of
Pa., HIon. Henry Green of Easton Is
Sstill confined to hits residenice at diat
place wIth rheumatism, and, It is
rthought, will be permanently lnme from
-Fve or the Turkish officers who
Shave resided for a number of years ini
ProvIdence, attending to the interests
Bof tile Imperial Ottoman Government,
left recentl .for Turkey via London
and Marsoll fes.
-The gold belt of Georgia Is about a
r 100 miles in breadth, with barren in
tervals here and there. It lies north
east and southwest across the entire
Snorthern and part of the eastern section
Sof the State, aind loses itself In the east
ern part of' Alabama. A voin near
, Goshen is said to bd yielding $1,000 per
. month at a cost of $115.
f -There are four Mints in the United
3 States at which money is coined-ink
3 PhIladelphia, Man Francisco, New Or
a leans and Carson City, Ney. TLhe Mint
I at Denver Is' operated as' an Assay Of
Sflee. There are also Assay offices at
New Yorls, Boise City (Idaho), Helena
(Montana) and Charlotte, N4. )
r -The first steamshins Wpat crossed
the Atlantlo wore the Siriua ap Great
i Western.; The former sailed 4om Cork '
.A prill 4, 188i and the latter frm Brie
. tol April 8, 1888. They both arrjvod1n~
New York on the 28th -of the same
month, the Sirius being only twelve or
S'fftee~n hours 'ahead of th6s Gi-eat West- w'
ern. * "ia
--An imrperial policy is oeMt1hg Grieat~
Britain In Increasedr militar,y 'expendi
ture, $5,000,000 a mnontI. The price of
em)pire In Germany "l'shay, Al
thbrigh differektly I iAd The '
Saverage number. of trai'Iein *acti
workhouse' in .1871 was 880 now it 1
6609. In 1875'one pQrsonI 1? Mof the L
- pojtilation of lirnawa a paupor, now
I on#1lb74.~ '
I mates they poptalation offie Et
r at i e ofthep#
e n~thy a MOra