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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., MARCII 18, 1880. - VOL. IV.-NO. 34.
Onoo more the ripened year unfolds
Her I onnons, gold embossed;
And where the grand oaks.tempest tossed
Lift up bare arms, communion holds
With Him Who thus a boutid has set
For human longing and regret!
While blessed Iest, in elumber deep.
Ondrooping eyelids lays a hand,
And spreading white wings o'er the land,
Bids stars eteinal vigil keop
'Till sleeps sweet influence shall restore
The earth to fraitfulnoss once more!
Thus the full year so lightly rounds
Her finished meed of work, and stands
- Exultant; 'though her folded hands
Assures tis that all paaco abounds,
And past all longing and regret
Is the fair goal her soul has set
IHow different wel We trembling stand
On our grave's brink and cringing oling
To all the transient hopes which fling
Their fitfal lights along the strand,
And 'till our star of life has set
Cheat us wijli longing and r-gratI
Oh! typo 6f everything Divine
Dear Nature-draw us olosor yet,
And us where no main regret
Can our unwilling souls conflue,
And fold us in thy fond enubrace,
When wo shall meet Death face to facel
The idow.~'s Wiles.
1.110 VV 1UUW S I,
Paul Carroll was one afternoon sitting
listlessly on the porch of '.tho "Farmers
Inn," wheA who should alight,from thi old
stage but his friend; Harry Colemau. There
was a hearty greeting; each had surprised
the other by his selection of this rustic re
"Come!" said Coleman, "tell me who
she is. Some 'rustic beauty I'll venture,
with cheeks like blush roses.'
"Ha, hal" laughed Paul. "Did the
green-eyed monster inform you that I was
tresgassing on your rights?"
Ilarry, with a mischievous twinkle in his
eyes, answered: "I have run down at the
solicitation of a little cousitrof mine. Come,
get off that hunting regalia and I will pre
sent you to the sweetest little cousin in the
Paul drawled listlessly: "Well, any
thing for a changel"
Good-natured Coleman was used to his
friend's mannier, and only quickened his
pace when once they had started. They
approadhed the farm-house as the twilight
"Geod evening, gipiy1" said IIarry, rais
ing his lint. "You see 1 have kept my
word." He hastened towards the old swing
gate to receive the merry ereeting awaiting
him, then said, gaily, 'il found my dearest
friend at the inn, and have brought him
with me. Miss Jardine-Mr. Carroll."
.Paul opened his keen gray eyes a trifle
wider to discern the young girl in the coni
Ing shadow; her mellow, rich voice fell
upon his ear so-harmoniously and musical
I$,, that he tried to hear what was said.
This much he did hear, as she tripped
ahead, leaning on her cousin's arm,- and
talking in -an undertone: "I detest that
dearest igend of yours, He hat, shot all
my pet sqifrels.'
"Ia, hall' laughed Coleman. Yes, he is
a cruel fellow; look out for him."
Well did Anna Jardine remember those
warning words I
The family and visitors formed a pleasant
group. Paul tried his best t9 define the
pecullar charm of this girl. She avoided
him; that he knew, and there was a novel
ty in the fact. She was young and culti
vated, not beautiful, but with a presence
bewitching and .piquant. She seems ab
stracted, not entering into the general con
versation; but as she raised the shy brown
eyes there was a languago in them that en
tO~dne biyhoerthe rest strolled out. Paul
walked to the piano and, turning over the
music, found the populAr songs of the day.
"Will you slig, Miss Jardine?'' lhe said,
Without a moment's hesitation she com
plied with his request. The sweet con
tralto, with its soul stirring pathos, was too
grand for common-place thanks.
Paul Carrq)l and Anna Jardine had been
betrothed one year. Ho had won her by
his deep, idolatrous love, and. she had en
throned him king-her fir-st love and - her
rPaul Carroll was one of th'e guests at the
mansion of Anna's aunt, wvhere she was
Apending te winter in the gay metropolis,
and a gran~ ditiner was given in his honor,
-The-bowitching womnon the barrister's
rlght had suddenly, like seime great light,
bui'st upon the fashionable wo:'d. A widoW
and a blonde I A woman in her early thir
tics, witly soft blue eyes that know how to
send every glance with power. She had
some among them with reports of unbound
Paul Cttrroll seemed completely captiva
ted by her fascinatIons, careless of the suf
foe ing he was infireting upon one' constant,
true soulbd womnan,
To-night, for ari Instant, ho mentally
contf-asted the two, and on a sudd(en im
p ulse drank to the health of his betrothied.
The sudden shock to Mrs. U'Estrange's feel
ings was beyond description. She was foil
ed. . - - -
When ho led her to the piano, and'solce
ited a farewell, she sang a vocal waltrj -the
brilliant air,foIl flatly-on his ear; there was
no reponseo in his, heart to the words she
sang at im,
"Ah! fly (b the one most dear."
He. followed lia'betrothed to her hiding
pcein.yonder alcove, and she,-crlmsoning
lke a rose with, joy, 1oeked'his forgi'feness,
an Ovwefo- inifiesrt again,
years a .Bummer .with Itta
dreamBy dags and ishiftlpg .Shadows had
come once iMore. T~ er, a on a
'century in .Aima' 'f; ihn ~brown
eye was written; "IM o arrt" 4nd
thr re tell-tale hipee thi e
thr4e thiefairg girlsh bo o/o.
ever, that-Paul Carrolh neglected a of the
kreat Itemsshtg q fa' .ith the 1w4 s 1
6 ~tha ourtla b to-the noagn
reinealnd inscrutable. le nurmured,
"1er coldness is worth a legion of smiles."
Clendenning thought it singular that any
woman could receive Carroll so coolly, and
took renewed interest in thinking what the
result of this spur to the mettle of the man'
The grand ball of the season had reached
its height. It grew tame, particularly to
Mrs. Garroll, who had recognized the rival
of ier girlhood.
Ndw Paul was bonding over this bewitch
Ing woman, and she sang to him once again.
She threw off the icy exterior, for "ven
geance is sweet." She had not forgotten
tlait Qno lyner-party, when the shy, brown
-eyed woman came between them.
It was all so like a (Irean to hlim--the
white hand resting oin his arm, and the cob
web handkerchief which she fluttered so
prettily. They had wandered from the
house. ie led her to the shady nook in the
vine wreathed corner, where the ioon's
rays lay like silver bars.
In her seeming embarrassment she tore
the rose leaves from their snowy-resting
plice; lie did 4ot note the glance and the
scorn that swept her features as the white
teeth,bit the red lips. He was enchanted
Paul took the remnant of the mutilated
rose, thanking her for this relic. Her silence
was. broken by sobs, and if a mighty power
in Oimiles, what danger in her .tears! She
said, with averted face, "Too late for relies!
You are another's, and this interview must
43he turned to go. Paul, with pallid face
aid iuminous eyes, nesought her not to
.leavohnu.without a word of hope that she
could love him still.
"I will' answer you to-morrow at the
park," she replied.
A silent figure, which seemed like statu
,ary among the odorous evergreens, the dead
ly whiteness only relieved by the lace scarf,
glided away, and Anna Carroll clasped her
hands in agony.
The weak man and wicked woman kept
He said, in significant tones, "I have
conie to hear your answer."
Her eyes kindled In tritmph, and, with
an uplitted glance, she replied, "If you pos
sessed ny love two years ago, you have it
now intensified a hndred times I But, all I
you are beyond love's reach."
A single horsewoman just then approach
ed with a dhangerous light m her usually
shy eyes. Paul's wifn.
"May I have a word with you, Paul?"
lHe walked slowly by her horse's side.
Quietly she drew from her tinger the golden
circlet, saying; "Take It back for ever and
le thought of the anger of the previous
evening and, in order to avoid a scene, re
plied: "We will talk about this hecafter.
Without uttering a word Anna tdashed
from his side. t
Paul returned.to a deserted room, and as
lie read his wife's farewell missive his heart
was touched; and lie started to follow her,
meeting on his way the woman who had
com1e between therm.
Ah! he was under the tyranny of a des
pot who made him a fettered slave, 4pd
humiliated him in his own estimatioi.
The avenue leading to the hotel was
thronged with equiptiges. .. Poul Carroll
leaned back among the cushions of the low,
phaqton. The conspieous yellow curls
andivhite phui of th' fMir widow were
tossed by the lake breezes.
Oi their return from the hotel Mrs. Llgs
trange noted the recklessness of the man,
while the champagne he had taken betray.
ed itself in his unusual -hilarity. -
Ie had taken 'the reins. A carriage tried
to pass them. Carroll, with an oath goad
ed his horse to wildest speed. The rival
vehicle was drawn by snow-white horses.
The Toad grew narrower. Carroll mad
dened by strong drink, heeds not the grasp
of the woman whose lightest wish had been
"Oh, In mercy, stop!" she pleaded.
There was a whizzing of horses' hoofs
a fearful crash-a wild scream of agony
the horses wounded, the carrmages broken,
and( all that-was left, of elegant, stately Paul
Carroll was a mutilated mass.
Mrs. L'Estrange lay in the dlarkened
room, while a nioiseless step Indicated the
presence of the careful nurse.
Mrs. Carroll had forgiven the dying wo
man whose sin had cost her so dear.
The sad broken-hearted wife followed
the remains of her husband to the tomb.
When she returned to the great throbbing
city, .many a passer by noted the mute elo
quence of the pale; sad face, little dream
ing of the great tragedy that had occurred
on the stage of hecr ilje, leaving the sequel
to unfold when wefrtbo, have played the
last act, and perhaps lie away in some quiet1
corner awvaiting judgment.
She "Sot in."
A slight girl dressed in blaek, with a sad
lace, explained to a news gathe~rer ho'w it
happened .that she engaged in draw poker
on a railway train. "You see," she be.
gan, "after we let Buffalo, I found that
in some way I hatt lost my money, anmi
what to do I didn't know. I had my ticket
iu anot.her pocket, jind that helped inatters.
TIwo gentlemen in' the section just ahead of
me were playing cards. It was poker. I
b)ecamie interested in the6 game, for you see
I often play ft with my brothers for corn,
and the9y say I play pretty well.. Pretty
soon I iniade som6e remark about the game,
and then they asked mue if I wouldn't like
to 'set in.' Just for the fun bf the thing,
I 'said yes, aidI never had such' luck. I
-guess they_let me'wm the first two ghto9
times because r was a' lady, but after'. that
the plyedfor all they wore w6ithg an4
so did I. An'd you never saw tile equal. of
the 'cardB I held. "rhey calledmeoc
and all I hdi'was t'hvee aces
nires" "Is that a good ha'ad?" 'NWellt
should stb# so, -It was good for $8 that
tia." "Hlow much did you win in ill?"
"Oh somewherp between $40 and'$50. t
ha'ren't counted it yelL."
bi od''TnIued Othello.
us youR11 1ttlo'flmot11eri.ng scene in
"QIi~lo11~ ho N-.- .Tbqfire, recently,
Wii~9 tlIbc~san was down, the .fol
i~oaaWp,~e overheard by a
n t.I& 9t& wd1'ly jealous man Othello
is tos, uWQ o~u'1 novdr be -ao whan
thie ta 9o'the vllain
fond o 1L 6. feOhuphR
ills First DrunU.
I am sixty years old, and never got drunk
till day before yesterday," remarked old
Unclo Jeswe White, as he sat on a salt bar
rel in front of a grocery store. "I htave
lived in Arkansas for forty years-cutui here
from Hast Tennessy-and the thought that
I -got drunk in the evening of my life, when
I can just see my gray hairs shining in twi
light, is enough to make me throw myself
into the river."
"Tell us how it occurred, Uncle Jesse,"
asked a bystander.
"Well, some time ago, up in my neighbor
hood," and he stopped talking and drew
his pipe vigorously to see If the fire was out,
"a Good Temiplar's lodge was organized.
All the young people in the comimuinity
jined, and pretty soon they came after me.
My son Ike was the leadin' man, and ho
says to me, 'Pal), I want you to jine this
thing.' 'Ike,' says 1, '1 don't know the
taste of liquor, and I don't see the use of
jinon.' 'Pap,' says he, 'we want your in
fluence. We are going to vote on the local
option law pretty soon, and we want you
publicly identified with the work.' Then
my daughter Susan, she come around and
begged ie to jine. 'Susan,' says I, 'you
never seed your old father take a drink.'
'No, pap,' said she, 'hut we want you to
help us to frown down the curse of 'intem
perance.' Next our parson come around
and sot my wife on me, and when they all
got to drununin' I had to jine. I jined on
a Friday night, and on the following Satur
(lay I got on the boat to come down here.
Homlethin.r Fil0d m1.1 41n1F.thing kept 2a-.,
ing, Jesse White, you ain't a free man.
It bothered me, and when I saw oqe cf the
deck-hands turn up a jug I wondered If he
had ever taken the pledge, and when he set
the jug dowin I walked around and looked
at it, took hold of the corn cob stopper,
walked away and smelt my fingers. I went
up on deck and set down in front. Pretty
soon two men came out and sat down. Af
ter a while one of them remarked: 'The
Governor of North Carolina said to the
Governor of South Carolina,' and without
finishing the sentence both men laughed
and drank out of a big black bottle. Thar
was something in that governor business
that took me. I had heard my father talk
about it and laugh. 1 had often heard it,
but no one had ever been ppsitive what it
was the govt rnor said, only that the time
between-drinks hau been rather long. Pretty
soon one of the men reached down, took up
the. bottle, took out the cork, and said:
'The Governor of North Carolina said to
the-' Then both men laughed and
drank. I never felt so curious i my life.
I looked around at the trees on the bank,
and at women who waved their handker
chiefs at us as we passed. Those governors
had a ring about them that tingled my old
blood. Oust then one of the men turned,
held the bottle toward me, and said: 'The
Goveriaor.of North -' Before I knew it
I had hold of the bottle. I turned it up and
drank. All I th,ught about was the gov
ernors, and when the shadows of Ike, Su
san, the parson and my wife flitted through
my brain, the two governors, tall and grand,
stalked right-up and ran over them. ''The
Governor of North Carolina' and I had an
otheF pull, and a long one. I began to see
the governors in their true light I thought
they were the best follows in the world.
The boat seemed to be running a mile a
minute, and I didn't care what she did so
long as'the governors were with us. Well,
boys, the governors kept a remarkin and I
kept pullin', and by the time I got to Little
Rock, I was as drunk as an owl. Oh, I
was as drunk as a mule--a mink. I got
Off the boat and yelled, 'Hoorah- for the
Governor of North Carolina I' and the first
thing I knowed I found myself in a sort of
a prison. First time I was ever locked up,
boys. Fust time I ever was drunk, and I am
sixty odd years old.
There is a wondlcrful dog In Detroit, an
Irish water sp)aniel. She always awvakens
her master at exactly 0 o'clock in the
morning. On Sr.ndays, when he takes his
cane, she Is frantic, to accompany him on
his walk. She has a udeful talent for bring
ing in firewood. She has also a passion for
sardines ; sits at the table; but never offers
to eat what is on her plate unttil the family
have finished and risen. Slhd is exceedingly
expert in catching ball. She has arrived
at the dignity of a long notice in a Detroit
newspaper. Spea.king of dogs, there is one
in Sacramento, Cal., famous for its hostil
ity to Chinameri; and If one of them enters
the house, lhe is liable to be nibbled. "The
other day the dog wecnt to the dinh'ig-roomn
and at once became furious, lie growled,
barked and bristled and ran all about in
quest of his enemy, but as n'o Chinaman
was present, Ils conduct was regardied as
inexplicable, until a crook of Chinese pred
served ginger wvas observed on the table.
That was what the dog smelt and what lie
was after. "-so at least says the voracious
narrator of the story.
*Wooden nooks on Wood.
A most interesting, as well as novel, col..
lectIon of books is to be found in a library
In the province of Cassel. These volumes
appear like so many wooden blocks; but
each block is a complete history of the tree
which it, represents. For Instance, an oak
book.ie formed thmis : Thte bark is stripped
from the back, and the title Is inserted.
Qne side--these bodka are all bound in
"boardts"-ls formned from .the split wood,
showing tihe grain. The opposite side
shows the varnished wood. Inisidie, as one
might naturally-- espect, are the leaves ;
but the seed,' the fruit, the moss that grows
~onstJiQ trunk, the Insects that feed -upon
i o. are all represented p well. To
~hso-spechnepn.s added a simple accouint
of/'the tre'e,iits usual looatiob, the manner
fitgrwth and no doubt other branchog
TX'iat a man who cam,.et lead the cotil
lion is utterly worthless in .fashionable, so
. Tat skating on artiheial iee ia an ercel
,lent ground work tor genuine flirtations.
T1hat the dindr card mgania hins been
done for all it is worthi aid gpght to be
stopped once for all..
That the florist rfeuses o.send baskets
en eyedit any more uinless secturity of some
I'hatpeo esalould be careful how they
take ilspadd for every toro nor whio re
Dampe the Air.
We can hardly too often suggest the hn
portauce of providing ample moisture in all
rooms ieated by stoves, furnaces, steam
pi)es, or hot water pipes. There are sound
scientific reasons for t4I1s, as well as in the
results of a practical expek ie- ce. As stated
in "Short Notes of Air," every degree of
heat added.to the atiOsplire in a room
gives it at power of absprbing and secreting
moisture. The air in ji room 20 by 20 feet
and ten feet high, at 8Q dog. holds, secretes,
about 11-2pintsof water. The same air heat
ed at 70 deg. secretes upwards of two quarts
of water; and unless this is supplied it is
hungry for more water, absorbs it front
every accessible sourcq, from the furniture,
from our bodies, and, essentially from the
breathing organs-th4 mouth, throat and
lungs, leaving them dry and husky. There
fore, every tine the air in the room Is
changed by the admisqion of fresh, cold air,
and heated to 70 deg. two quarts of wa:cr
should be evaporated Ato the room. Tile
strong objections son have to warm-air
heaters have arisen nii nly from this cause.
In using furnace he4t 8 we always put into
the hot-air chamber ira water pans be
sides any that ar.e n led by the Ianuffac
turers, and take g are to always have
theni filled with 4 r. In stove-heated
rooms there shouh) ally be an evaporat
ing surface of wd. (Ial to one square
foot for every twelte et square of flooring,
and more if the wate - not on a place hot
enough to keep It a)idly evaporating.
Plants in a roomi are, iainly destroyed, or
ha7 a alcly growtw4t, u uu t,he warm air
becomes too dry and Isucks out the very
juice of the plants. -The house plants
"olive" or otherwise-suIter similarly. In
a warm room a large kwel frequently wet
and wrung so as not to (Irip, and hung over
a chair back near thd stove, will make a
marke.d difference in tjhe comforable feeling
and healthfulness of tlie atmosphere.
The Antiquity of Forki.
Among the valuabip fInds In the ex)lo
ration of the relics bf the ancient lake
dwellers of Swizerland Is a pair of forks,
apparently invented for table use. They
were fashioned from the ietatarsal bone of
a stag. This gives A higher antiquity to
table forks (if they were really intended as
such) than has hitherto been suspected.
Other bone implements and ornaments are
frequently found. Aninal remains ara
also common. Among them are the bones
of the dog, the badger and the conmnon
otter. The latter were doubtless met with
in the immediate neighborhood of the lake,
but the presence of the bones of the wild
ox and of the bear indicate that the lake.
dwellers were bold and skilful hunters, aj
well as ingenious tool-makers. They were
also keepers of cattle, for tile most, numer
ons animal remains brought to light were
those of the common cow and tile moor
cow. These exist in every stage of growth,
showing that their owners had a taste for
both veal and beef,. while their fondness
for venison is proved by the many bones of
the stag and roe dtocovered by the ex
plorers.'- videnenf a. like character
shows that they were hunters of the wild
boar and eaters of the domesticated pig,
and the existence of tile beaver in Switzer
land In prehistoric times is attested by the
presence, among other bones, of several
which comparative anatomists declare to
have belonged to that rodent. One buis
slo on the list Is striking. No mention is
made of the bones of horses having been
found, from whii,% it may be inferred with
tolerable certainty that the horse was either
altogether *unknown to the ancient lake
dwellers, or that they had not succeeded in
capturing and taming him.
"I' Know It.'
"I'm hungry and ragged and half-siclk
and dead-broke," muttered a tramp, as he
sat (downi for a sun-bath on the wharf at th<
foot of Griswold street ; "but its just my
luck." Last fall 1 get into Detroit Just twc
hours too late to sell my vote. Nobody tc
blame. Found a big wallet on the street i
December, and four police came up before
I could hlide it. Luck again. Got knocked
down by a- street car, but thlere was nc
opening for a suit and damages, because I
was drtunk. Just the way. Last fall nailk
were way down. I knew therq'd '.e a rise,
but I didn't btuy and hold for the adlvance.
Lost ten thlousand dollars out and otut, Al
lus that way withl me. Glass went up
twenty-five per cent., but I hladn't a pant
on hand, excepting the pain in my back.
Never knew it to fall. Now lumber's gonc
up, and 1 don't even own a fence-picket tc
realize on. Just me again. Fell into the
river 'tether day, hblat instead of p'ulling me
out and giving me ai hot whisky they pulled
mfe out and told1 me to leave town or l'd
get the bounce. That's me again. Now
I've got settled down here for a b)it of a
rest and a snooze, but I'll be routed out i
less thaun fifteen aminutes and know it. It'J
be just my belianged luck I"
He settled down, slid his hat over 111
face, and was just begining to feel sleepy
when a hunldred p)ounds of coal rattled
duwn on him.
"I knew it-I knew it i' shloutedl th<
tranmp as lhe sprang up and rubbed the dlush
off his hecad-"I saidl so all tlbe time, and ]
just wIsh the dumned old hogshead hai
come down along with the, coal anm
jammed me through thb wharf."
* ()ur Floors.
As long as we are obliged to tolerati
.poorly made floors, -which shrink and warj
and ale unsightly to the eye, we muns
therefore, use carpets. lBut carpets In datij
use can not be' kqpt clean except by fre
quont beating, and they do much towar<
'corrupting the aIr by retaininig impur<
gases, hiding the finest, most penetrating
dust in their meshes and underneath -them
and by giving off particles,.of flie wool ints
the atmosphere, withl other dust, as thel
a' swept or walked upon.- Thier. is a do
mand for better fioors; not necessarily In
laid or mosaics, of differoni kinds of prec
Ions wood, but made double, of strong sea
soined wood that wIll not shrink or warj
(spruce, however well *S%eoled, is almos
sure to warp,) and the n o4refully finished a
as to be durable and clean. Carpeted floor
seem a relief to the housekeeper -whpn one
the carpets are proctfred; fitted to the:toosi
and tacked down, iicause theydo not shot
the dIrt as, the bare floora do. But oh
when they do got full of ent, how dirt
they are.*,Witi -war manlde' fiq5re aus
lag,warm rugs, whih ~ otaken 6ou
a akn as oftep asi Yh* nitfo
CA r4 t tidb.t4dt*AooiB
No weeds wilt so quick as those of wid
Some people aro like an egg-too full o
themselves for anything else.
The dog is the only thing that loves somt
body else better than himself.
There are men so plois that when the
go fishitg on Sunday they pray for goo
Men were created a little lower than th
angels--and they have been getting a littli
lower ever since.
Young man, never tako' the bull by th
horns. Always take him by the tail-an<
then you can let go.
Young mai, don't cry over split milk
Pick up your pail and your milking stoc
and go for the next cow.
Coquettes make better wives than iruide
-and there are better ones in the niarke
than either of them.
A man who is always confessing 1isi sin
and never correcting them, is the most un
reliable of all sinners.
Life ain't much more than a farce any
way-but it is highly important that th
farce should he well played.
A live man is like the little pig-he wean
young, and begins to root early. Ile is th
pepper-sass of creation.
The humnp on a man's back is not so mitiel
the subject of ridicule as is the wreath 0
flowers with which he seeks to hide it.
A. mani who makes up his mind to be
conic a rascal had better first examine him
Liulif ~ ~ ~ ~ C -4-"- fb .~ -'
for a fool.
A man who will sit- for half a day 11shing
over the side of a boat with no halt on hil
hook, Isn't aillicted with pitience. Lazi
ness is what ails him.
A life insurance agent is too cold ani
calculating for comfort-too much like ai
undertaker that comes around about once
week to see how your cough is gettint
If I had seventy-flve children, I woIdI
teach sixty of them to shut the door afte
thei when they go out, and I wouldn'
care whether the other fifteen learned any
thing or not.
lappiness is wonderfully like i lien
When you put your linger on him lie don'
seem to be there, but when you follow hin
to where he actually is-lhe don't seem t(
he there also.
Tie mani who can draw half a pint o
New Orleans molasses from a half incl
auger hole, and while lie is waiting for hi
can to fill can sing, "Home, Sweet Home
--ain't sudden enough for 1880.
The live man Is as busy as a girl witl
two beaux. ie is often like the hornet.
very busy-but what lie is about time Lor
only knows, lie Is not always a deel
thinker. le is the American pet--a mnys
tery to foreigners.
Mrs. SmIth's reciir's Trap.
The domicile of the Stimiths is located o1
Mission street, just between Woodward'
gardens and the city frofbt, In Detroit. I
uay be recognized by the front yard an(
the very peculiar canvas apparatus whiel
is attached to the fence. This piece of can
vas stretches from the top of the fence to f
pair of poles, firmly fatened to the side
walk below, and forms an Inclined plane
reaching nearly to the ground, which bear
a close resemblance to the netting used it
gymnasiums and circuses, as a safe recepta
cle for falling acrobats. For several year
past Mrs. Smith, in common with her sILe
housewives throughout the city, has bee1
harrassed by the visits of peddlers, sowinf
machine agents, medicad canvassers, vege
table venders, traveling tinsmiths, insuranc
solliitors, and a host of other gentr;
who annoy and render miserable tihe femalh
population of the city. lIrs. Smith, les
fortunate than many housewives, is withou
a servant, and has hitherto been compellee
to make all the way from three hundred ti
four hundred trips a day to the front door
In fact, the bell rang, tinkled, buzzed ani
rattled almost continually, and so great wra
the strain upon the tintinnabulating appara
tue that a new wire had to lbe put in twi
or three times a month, and even the knol
wore out quarterly. This state of affair
was not only expensive and troublesome
but was gradually reldcig Mrs. Smith t
a skeleton, and'she waxed weaker and imor
attenluated. Bhe calculated, and calculate.
very correctly, that she traveled from six ti
eight miles a day in her tramps to the door
At last Mrs. Smith, inspired by desperation
hit uipon a plan whic.h has since provedl s(
effective. A skilful machinist was iue
diately employed and directed to construc
beneath the front doorstop a compact an<
powerful apparatus connected with a sprinj
on the inside of the threshold, which, whoei
pressedI by the light foot of Mrs. Snmith
would suddenly bring inito play the gren
forces of the hidden machinery and pres
the dhoorstep upward with such\ terribi'
velocity that its unfortunate occuipant woult
be hurjed into apace. The flyiing peddle
wasi supposed, after being precipitated fron
the doorstep, to deserlbe a graceful parabo
Ia, which wvould have its termination in th
depths of the canvas. The receptacle, be
ing an inclined plane, was expected ti
gently drop thme involuntary acrobat to thi
sidewalk below. At last time ingenious ap
paratus was completed, And the mechamt
assured the inventress that her idea weul.
make the young peddler shoet, thus uncon
sciously Inverting an old expression. 11
also expressied lisa confidence-that the afore
said canvas would invariably 1)e the place e
ti ecent. Mrs. Smith placed a chair nca
the door, and serenely awaited the jingi
which would indicate the approach of hia
first victim. She had not long to wait. Die
fore ten minutes had expired, the bell gavy
A premonitory tinkle. Opening the door
Mrs. Smith smiled .on the outsider wit]
mere complaisance than she had manifeste
~ryears before'. She did not forget, how
War,to oaceher left foot in el.ose proxuml
ftothe little spring before mentioned,
adm"ingenmtously asked the uncos
sciotts intruder, "may I sell you a aewin
- He was, however, called away so sudder
ly that hm6 had no time to complete hi
a uestkmn, for Mrs. Smith had preseed thm
> sprig, the step had flashed upward, and lo
the poor sewing achinb man had diea[
peared- 'Alash 1 human ingenuity, ho'
I ever, he reappeared at the .wrdag. placi
V and, Watead of, falling into the canivas'.
kinidly prepared for his coniverilAe aico
~aanet thee omq*th vooo,i
a~oo~p)e lthi 1i I. '
-n116 h4 ip
with beautiful accuracy. During the
morning Mr. Smith advoeated the removal
- of the canvas, on the ground that intruders
deserved to suffer. In the wee small hours
f of the next morning, however, he reached
his house in a state of semii-inebrity which
- made his footsteps uncertain, and while on
tering the door he was incautious enough
( to place his right foot on the little spring
before Ie removed his left foot from the
doorstep. The result was a rapid aerial
3 flight, a fall into the canvas, a Slide on the
3 sidewalk, and a walk back to tle door.
This little incident removed the objections
3 whiehi Mr. Smith had formerly to the can
I vas, and one day he watched fifty or sixty
peddlers and canvamrs practice muscular
contortions (turing their flight from the step
I to the canvas without feeling the slightest
regret that they were uninjured. It will
b he proper in conclusion to inform the pub
t lie that Mrs. Smith has reserved the patent
right of her wondUrful invention.
A Code of Etiquette.
-lThe card should be printed or written
White cards, without any embellisimncit,
are regarded as in the best taste; avoiding
extremes in size.
The gentlemani's card should contain
nothing except the name and address of the
caller; li general, omit the address.
The titles of 'lon.," "Mr.," "Esq.,"
etc., are not allowed on calling cards.
"Mrs.," or "Miss" are admimliblp 1i
adies cards. Professional titles, such as
"I)r.," 11"Rev." and M. D.," etc., are ad
inissible on gentlemen's cards.
A military title, such as "LIeut.,"
"'Capt.," "Gen.," ''U. 8. A.," "U. S. N.,"
etc., is also admissible.
''he handsomest style is that which 18
engraved; next is that which is beautifully
written; next comes tihe printed card, in
i text letter.
At a hotel, when (ailing on any one, send
your card and await a relply in the recep
If two or more ladies are in the house
hold, the turning down of a corner signilles
that the card is for all the ladies.
Cards may be left imnimediately where a
death is known, butt a call of synIpatly and
com(Iolence Is not to be until a week after
The lady in mourning who may not de
sire to make calls will sendt nmourning-cards
to her friends inst ed during the season of
retirement fron society.
it is quite well to send in your card by a
servant, as the mlispronunciation of the name
is thus avoided.
If a lady is not at home, it will also serve
to show that you have called.
The hostess should, if not desiring to see
any one, sen([ word that she is engaged
when the servant first goes to the door, and
not after the car(I has been sent up.
It is admissible, when a lady does not
desire to see a caller, to instruct the servant
1 to rel)ly that ''thle mistress is not at hoine,"
I the understntinding being -that, whether in
L the house or not, shi is "not at home" for
the receptlbln of callers.
A busiess card is inadmissiblo as a call
Ing card, unless the call be purely one for
in making New Year's calls it is custo
imary to present a card to each of the ladies
I who receive with her, as well as to the hos
-ii takmg a letter of introduction to a
I lady in the city, if you send it to her by the
servants Wilo answers the bell, also send
your card with the same.
Tie card being left in y,ur absence, is
the equivalent of a call. A call is now due
from you to the person leaving the card,
In leaving the city for a permanent resi
dence abroad, it is customary t- send out
cards to intimate friends, adding to the
niamne "P. P. C."-Prmsonta 'arting
The Inutdian and tno Tolophonec.
An anmeslng application of the wonders
of the telephone as an assistant detectLve of
crimes comies from Julian, California.
Several horses were recently stolen in that
neighborhead, and suspicion fell upon a
certain Indian as the thief. Sofne 0one
Shaving introdticed a telephone up there, the
same was being exhibited, wvhen it occur
red to tihe owner of the stolen t-orsos to got
the Indian- to come in and hcar~ the "Great
Spirit" talk. The Inidlanm took .)>no of the
cups) anld was thrilled with astonishment at
being apparently so near tihe Great Keeper
of the happy hunting grounids. After some
lIttle timoe spent in wonderment, the.Indlan
was solemlnly commanded by the Great
Spirit to "give up those stolen horseel"
Dropping the cup as if lie had been shot,
tihe Indian imminediately confessed to hiavinmg
stolen the horses, and tremblingly promised,
If his life was spared, lhe would restore the
"caballos" at once, and lie did so.
A Disoonr~aged Debwor.
One could see that lhe had a grievance
as lie walked up and dlown the post oflce
corridor, and( pretty soon lie met with a
friend and began:
"I'll be 'anged if I know what to make
of this blarsted countryl"4
"h's the matter with our groat and'
glorous merla?"asked the othter.
glin Aenglad, God bless her, myorao.
cer sends me 'alf a barrel of wine ra o
of tea, or ten pounds of coffee at the head
of the year as a present."
S "While hover 'ore in this frozen-up
r country my grocer drinks time wino himself,
blarst 'Is hicyes! and sends m110 a statement,
showing that i'm howing 'um a balance of
$13 lion account. What sort of a way his
this to hincourage me to run up a bll there
- Sleaning or the iHandse.
- Profound study has led a M. d'Arpen
I tigny to the conclusion that the hands rep
-resent three types. Those who have fin
-gers with pointed tips are possesded -of a
rapid insight into things; are extrasonhitive,
Li pio'us and ,ipufstie.n This. class belongs
to tihe pes and artts. To the "equare
tops" belong scWiel people; senslble,.self
-contaIled, chiaraoljer, ;profssional iMen.
'The spade-shaped to-.hIck tips wth
little. pd of flesh o Iof 1hx 8ll
t with hi op to'fU tta
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
We live no more of our timb than we
Impoliteness Is derived from two
sources-indifference to the divine and
contempt for the human.
Where no wood is, there the fire
gocth out; so whea there are no tale
earers the strife ceasoth.
'Tie servant-girl that boweth down
the crystal chimney is like unto an eel,
in that she is a lamp-prey.
'I he man who is waiting for some
thing to turn up encrally finds It
when he steps on a barrel-hoop.
A good deed is never lost; lie who
iows courtesy reaps friendship, and he
who plantas kindness gathers love.
Exporionce has taught us little, If it
has noL instructed us to pity the errors
of others, and to amend our own.
Young swell: "11 should like to have
my intistacho dyed." Polite barber-:
"Certainly did you bring It with you ?"
It is b(*ter to wtear a poor vest with a
royal liheart behind it than to wear a
royal vest with a beggar's heart inside.
Our distinctiois do not lie in the
places wiich we occupy, but In the
grace and dignity with which we fill
Io not ll that you can do; spend
not all that y(u have; belloye not all
that you hear; and tell not all you
IIte indi dtual who called tight boots
coifortable defeuded his position by
sayihg they made a man forget all his
'T'lie man who goes to church simply
because he has nothing else to do, nay
not be a heathen, but he is certainly an
A Florida preaclier closed an unsue
cessful revival meeting recently with
the remark, "I tell yot, my hearers, it
It don'L pAky for the gas."
We till iread a bodily paralysls, and
would manke use oi every contrivance
to avoid it, but none of us are troubled
about a paralysis of the sotl.
The two great pleasures in living are
in havilig something to love and to
ho1e for, and the Jnst of these Is ever
before us in the promise of to-morrow.
Good books are to the young mind
what 1te warming sun and the refresh
ing rain of spring ire to the seeds
which have lain dormant in the frosts
lardshilp is the native soll of man
hood and self-relaice. He that can
not abide the storn without flinch ing
lies dowi by the wayside, to be over
looked or forgotten.
If a man ouild keep both integrity,
ind independene free from temptation,
let hit keep out of debt. Franklina
said, "It is hard for an empty bag to
As benevolence is the most social of
all virtues, so It is of the largest exteut;
fur there is not any maii eituer so great
or so little but he is yet capable of' giv
ing and receiving benefits.
Were we to take its much pains to be
what we ought to be as we do to dis.
guise what we really are, we miglitap
poar like ourseives, without being at
Ie t-oubIC of any disguise at all.
'There .are treasures laid up In the
heart-treasures of charity, piety,
tenipUL..1ace and soberness. These
treasttruI a man takes with him beyond
death, w:iva he leavbs this world.
-There iW no fortune so good but that
it mILy be re versed, and none so bad but
it miay be bettered, The sun that rises
in clouds may set in splendor, and that
which rises in pleasure may set in
Think notihing proiltable which will
over force tace to break thy word, to
lose thy self respect, to hate, auspet,
ourise or deceive an y one, or to desire'
anything that need be covered with
Bie true to yourself, and enemies
cannot liar-m you. They cannot, by alil
their cforts, take away your knowledge
of your-self, the putrity of your mnotives
the initegirity of your character, and
the gener-osity of your naturi-.
One really kind offic of love to amel
iou-ate the distr-esses of a suffering
child of humanity has more power to
refine and exalt tihe soul than the study
L)t whole tomes of theories on the per
rectibility of'human virtue.
A Frenehman, eight days after mara
rinige, and while onr his wedding trip,
receivod a telegiram annou:rclng the
loeath of his mother-in-law, and, with
touching sineceiIty, writes her epitaphi:
"TIo the best of mothers-in-haw."
No place, no company, tio age, lie
person is temptation free. Let no mani
boaust that lie was never tempted; let
blu not be high-minded, but fear, for
lie may be surprised in that very fn
itant wherein lhe bonsteth that ho was
never tempiited at all.
in Cicero and Plato and other such
wiriters, [ meet with many things acute
hy said( and things that awaken some
fervor andi desire; bat in nonie of them
ho I find the words, "Come urito me
ill yo,that labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give youi rest.'
it should be poinited out with eon
tinual earnestness that the essence of
lying is in deception, not in wordts ea
ile may be told by silence, by-eqjui voca
tio'n, by 'the accent on a syliable, by ai
glance of thre eye attachiug a peouliar
sign lieadieo to a sentence. "
We need to change our standards.
Men must be honest in proportion to
their virtue! and considered rich by the
measure of integrity. Life Is so much.
wasted that' it loos the divine idea, ~
whioh is not the number of a man's
days but the eharactor of his~life.,
Give us sindere friends, or none. '
Thais hollow glitter of smild aaud'words"
.--complimynte that fuekh. nothin- ;4
p'rot4stat,ions of affection~ as solid s t .
froth from phampagne.--4iitsfions tht
are but pr.etty. seetences, utteed t
cause such thidgs are all wrthles~. ''
. die1yinherent is it hi
o.trs that oieri (i . suttr oo'h~T
other's sin o,nt41c f
human giIrag'tt'Cer c .