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TIRI-WEEKIY EDITION W INNSBORO, S. C., APRIL 4 1880. VOL. IV.-NO. 47.
RiEQUIlM OF LOVE. I
3ring withered Autun,n leaves,
Vall everything that grieves,
I build a funeral pyre above his headl
eap there all golden promnise that deceives
eauty that wins the heart ai,d t' ' bereaves,
For love is dead.
Not slowly did lie dio.
A meteor from the sky
lI not so swiftly as his ipirit lied.
When. with regretful, half averted eye,
He gave one little stnile, one little sigh,
And so wai sped,
Blut 0, not yet, not'yet
Wopid my lost soul forget
ow beautiful he was while he did live, c
Or, when his eyes weru,duwy and lips wet,
What kisses, tenderer than all regret,
My love woul:l give.
Strew roses on his breast,
He loved the roses best, c
o never cared for lilies or fo- snow.
Let be this bitter end of his sweet quest ;
Let be the pallid si!ono that is rest
And lot all go !
What John Found.
Recess was nearly over. The boys and
iris were gatliered in the play-ground out
ide of the log schoolhouse, but no play
as going on. Most of the boys had their
books in their hands, and were poring over
them as if to make up for all the idle time
of their lives; while the girls sat on the
wood-pile whispering, and looking at' the
boys with a kind af.awe.'
The schoolhouse was uilt just outside
of a mountain villiage in North Carolina.
The boys were dressed in butternut or blue
cloth, the eirls in a kind of linsey, all' of
which their mothers had spun and woven.
Outside of the fen'e was a gang of little
negroes, whom the white children ordered
about with an air of authority; There was
a row of Fhiny black famcs at, the top of
"Jorr'y look at mas' .WIll I I tink ho
"Peshaw I g'long, you Victory . our Mas'
Bob's twic't as good a scholar. See how
he pokin' into dat book I "
The others volunteered no opinion but
shouted,-"Iooraty I which ob you a-gwine 1
to be the sojer? Mas' Bob Sevier he gwine I
Cunnel Bob Sevier 1 Hooray I
iNevef had there been such a day known
in Uncle Job's school. Bob Sovier, a fair
thin boy with round blue eyes, sat on the t
steps turning over the leaves of his Histor
am racr:e. lIe kne.v every word and lino;
but he turned lent after leaf with his cold
When the little negroes shouted for
"Cunnel 3ob," he felt a lump in his throat,
choking him. If he shoul:l not win I Bob
had always been head boy in the school,
but during the last month lie had .worked
harder than ever: The cause was this:
Judge Peters, whd' was now Congress
nan ftom th .t distrlct, had paid a visit to
the villiage a few weeks betore, and had
dropped into the school' one morning and
made the boys a little speech.
'1 was a pupil here," lie said, "There
is the very desk at which I sat. Uncle Job
taught me pretty much all I know. My
father could not afford to send me to college, 1
and 1 am sure neither can your fathers af
ford to scud you there. But I want to give
some boy here a chance such as I did not
have. I have the appointment of a cadet
to West Point, and I propose instcad of
giving it to some rich man's son, that the
boy in this school who passes the best ox
animation a month fron now shall have
This was the speech. * It had. made the
boys as wild as if he had pu.it fire into their
brains. Not a boy thore who did not see1
himself a colonel In full regimentals, pre
ceded'by a brass band, riding up the streets
of the villinge in triumph)l.
They fell to studying, most of them for
they were born In the .idles, laziest qjuarter
of the United 8tates. They never had done *
anything but lounge about the grassy street
of the sunny, hilly highland hamlet, ls
tening to the intemeonablo stories of the1
hunters who came in with pelt.ry, or play
ig "Sixty-out," with little negroes'
John Fremtoy, the shabbiest of them all,
sat apart from the other boys, with his sls
"Now, Lou, just' hear -me this paIge;"
and lie began,
"Charlemagne, otherwise.- Charles the
Great, wns the son of Pepin the Short, the
first of thie Carlovingian--Carlovingian'.
oh, what comes next ?"
"Dynasty," promptedt Lou.
"And what's the meaning of 'dynasty"
l'd iketo kow)Such riibbish I I don't
undestad a(vb<l'f it.] 'I'hbre'hio use to
try, Lou l"
Lou1's eyes filled, and the tears rolled
down. her flushed ceIe; but, John ohly
'hut his jaws a'little firm#~r, anug txed fiis
dark eyes on 'the ground. They ivere honest,'
kind eyes, but dull; very different from
Bob Sevier'g, which glowed hike lamps.
"I might as well give ~up, Lou. Uncle
Jobgays patience and hard work will take
any bioy through. But there's a difference
in boys, Now Bob Sevier don't work half
as hard over lis books as I do; but just
look at him! I1 reckon lie could go over the
Carlovlngians'or any other Vingians likQ a
"Oh yes,1 reckon lie could," groaned
Lou. "But only think of West Polut,
Jackc I "You'd be a gentloeman amt a sold
ier atud see he world: ,An' ef you-edon't
get It--why, thiei-"
"Thien Uncle BilIll .set mC'to p owin'
with the niggers in the fall. He said only
this mornin he wasted enough money on
our schoolin' and you and I be to go to1
work to earn our salt."'
John took up the boolk and went at the'
lesson with a desperate energy, while Lou
sat crying silently."
The children were orphans, and lived
with their unele, a farmer, on Mt. Cragy '.
HIe was' wretchedly pol lik6 ~the o Ar
mnountaineers, and was, besides, a coarse,
hiarg.natuir.d van. The school-bell rang. -
* t's comn'n now,"' said Johin, igs he got
upand shut. hiH hiook.
"V'ou're powei'ful on ritllimelie, Johnny;
mind ,thiat! Jest you, keep ~nA~a~rv
whuepered L.ou, rnmni~g elong ,euni;
The boys crowded into the hot little
selteol-house, and 113 risiQilioeed ext
copting L6u, who aAl(J~ ck.Adn fhily'
wetto the. Wood-pl again.; Oh. know
lhe I te
ior hands shaking as if she had a chill.
"le'll fail I" she said, looking up to the
ky and4alking aloud. "I can't stand it
ieaveniy FatherI I can't I"
As with most Soutbern children, "Hcv
oily Father" was very real to Lou.. Theu
he began to pray, fast and hard, to this
ar-away friend in the sky, to help John.
"Oh doar! Only-get him over the Latin
Md thon Virgians! He'll manage the
She sat there an hour or more, hearing
>nly a droning' voice now and then from
he open wndows. At last there was a
uush. Uncle Job was going to give his
he little' neg:'ogs,rpvded up the fthool
iolioe stepa. Lou stood up - and thte\v her
ulie) suu.bonnet off her head. She (lid
ot know what she did. She was stilling
vith sudden,. terrible heat.
1Ier strained eyes were on the door.
?resently she heard linclo Job's voice, in
few brief words. But she could not
iatch him. They sounded to her like
'John has won. John Fremoy."
Suddenly there was a cheer inside. 'l'hen
he negroes took it up. "Bob Sevier l
lunnel Bob! Hooray for Bob!"
Lou sat downi. andcoired her face with
her hands. 11er brother caine to her in a
"(let up and come along home! he said,
She caught his arm and patted it. "Don't
rou mind it, Johnny," 'blie said. "You
in do lots of things Bob Sevier knows
iothiti' about!" she ciled, fiercely.
"No, Bob won it fair," lie said sturdily.
''n a 'dunce; 1 did'ut deserve it; that's
he worst of it !"
His face was colorless, even to the lips,
>ut he showed his disappointment in no
Judge Peters came to the village the next
lay, heard the report of the examinition,
ient for Sevier, and promised him the up
>oiutment. ie then went out to a farm
vhich he owned near to Caleb Freuoy's,
The boy crept over, towards night, to
atch a gimnipse of the great man who might
rhve made' himu happy for lite, but had not
lone it. ie hung miserably about the
>lace, until evening, and then set out heine
Coming to the edge of Creggy Creekjpst
Vhere it turhs froin the nloitht'aih; he sat
lown on the bank, and put his' hot feet
u the water. To-moIToW he was to be
ot to plowing with the negroes.
"'It's all yer fnt for," his uncle said.
'You'd a a chance for West Point, and ye
lidn't take it. So you kin kennel with
he (larkeys for. the rest of yer life. i'll
ced you no more."
John sat moodily flinging pebbles into
he water until the dusk came on, and an
wl began hoot.
Suddenly the boy stood up, trembling
vitli excitement, holding a .stone in his
mand up to the fast fading light. It shone
vith a brilliant lustre, like a great drop of
hew in the morning sun. As he moved it,
t flashed, a blood-red star, In 'his dirty
an. John had heard of ,the ruby which
tad once bedin found in the next gorge.
"It was worth thousans of doliprs ". lie
obbed rather' 'an ap6ke. t1 leard Judge
'eters tell my uncle there was corundum
in his farm, and a ruby is a kind of corun
lum. I am rich for life!"
He sat down, breathless, carefully rub
ring the brilliant lump in his hand, as
Uaddin might have done his lamp. What
was West Point to this? Money, beautiful
mouses, a glimpse of the world, an easy,
nappy life for himself and Lou !
"Poor Lout I was so cross to her to-day I
'1l go and tell her."
Then he stopped as if somebody had
truck him. The ruby was not his. lie
vas on Judge Peters' land.
The boy sat down again, and for one
vhole hour the tempter strove with him.
f there was one quality strong and (donm
nant In Jolln Frenoy, it warn his honesty,
lut this was a temptation such as seldom
onies in thme way of any man..
The next morning Judge Peters was
nounting his horse to go into the village,
rhen a boy canie across the yard. Hie
valked quickly, as if driven by some force
>ehind. The judge waited, one'foot in tIhe
As long as John Fremoy lived, lie re
nembered, ll.ke a suidden, terrible p.icture,
lie glaring light on the little muddy yardi,
he paringn,egro ,iyoholding .thie horse,
he 1ortly, -kidd-b' krnd'ian- waiting his
When John reatched the Judge,' he stop
ecd' and was silent. He had his little
peech all ready, but lisa tonguo was stifl,
md! his throat parched.
")Vell, my boy, what is tt" asked the
John thrust out his hiaid.
"A ruby sir. it's worth a great ma~ny
housand dollars. I founid it on y6Ar
SJuidg Peters ook thm4 stone a'~xamin
d i oari. 'mep'lNo turned John,
mnd fokd at in as euh-tously.-+
"Why didn't you keep it, if it is worth
"I had' a mind to. But it's yours."
He turned away'.
"Stop, boyl Who 'are youl"
"John Fremoy, sir."
"Ohol, Uncle Job spoke of you to me.
fou are uncommonly quick at figures, eld''
"If I am, I am a dunce at everythinr
1so. .If I had notaed, I Thight if'vo gone
o West Point." t ogifilya on
"Yes" lookm ingouhflya on
'Very well, Frenmoy; i'm very much
>letised with honesty. Good.morning;'
ind the judge rode abruptly away.
lie rode diirect to Uncle Job's house and
mas ololmeted with him' for an hour.
'The next day the village was electrified
>y hearing that Judge Peters we Mding to
ake John Frenmoy to Annapolis to pass an
ixamination in the ,egh eers' dopprtment
it the Naval Acaddth atid that Lou was
e e. t to a hoo.1 in Raleigh by the same
John Fremoy is now a middle-aged man,
uneising high In his profession. lIe met
fudge P?eters about a ycar ago, at his ala
9's h9uge--o .99 mgrrie4 aphgter In
vt il4ind ls a happy wife and mother.
h Of ter wdnddred, judge," ho
aid, "whmf you befriended rnme as you did.
- ot at 61ll sure tha I
maceurato about the Carlovinglan dybhasty
ar h r~i ttao t~( than good
"May I look closely at it ?"
The judge hesitated, then laughed, and
gaveit to him.
;'"Why, It Is only colored quartzI'' ex
' es, but it is more valuable to inc than
any jewel; for It gave mte an houe'it man
for a friend.
Trud by Wol v +s.
Wolves have been unusually plenty in
portions of Elk and McKeau counties, Pa.
for some months, and many farmers have
lost large numbers of sheep from these bold
jniruders. Ileavy rewards were offered in
some instances for the destruction of the
animals and many exciting adventures are
reported by those who engaged in the
search. fin a wild part of lik county it is
reported that a pack had repeatedly fAl
lowed a stage and .the inhabitants were
kept In a constant state of alarm for fear
of being attacked at night by the ravenous
beastR. Richard Davidson and Porter
inith, of Jersey Shore, stimulated partly
by the large reward and partly by a spirit
of adventure, started cut on a grand wolf
hunt recently. They procceced to Elk
county by rail, accompanied by a boy
about fourteen years of age, who insisted
on going along. Leaving the cars at St.
Mary's they proceeded to the haunts of the
woles In the wilderness, where they had
been attracted by the carcass of an ox
which had died some (lays before. They
traveled in a light wagon, drawn by two
horses of little value, so that in case of
disaster the loss would not be heavy.
They had abundance of ammunition, two
double-barreled rifles, previsions, ropes,
axes, etc. Within a short distance of the
hunting ground was an old deserted stable,
which had been used by a crew of lumber
tanon. 'rhe horses and wagon were left
there in custody of the boy when they
started for the hunting ground, each carry
ing a pine board about .sixteen feet long,
for the purpose of putting pl) a platform.
They found two small trees, about twelve
feet apart; where they erected a platform
with the plank and rope about fifteen feet
above the ground, and to each tree they
fastened ropes to assist them up and (IowI.
They then started in search of the wolves,
leaving their guns on the platform, cau
tiously watching each step of the way.
Their pockets were tilled with assafatida,
in order that the wolves might scent them.
They had gone but. a siort distance when
the wolves nmade their appearance, and
they immediately retreated and ascended
the platform, when the wolves were at the
base of the trees in a few minutes. They
selected four of the pack and shot them at
once, when to their discomfiture, they dis
covered that through an oversight they had
left the ammunition at the stable, and they
were without powder or ball. The pros
pect was not cheering. Night was coming
on and the cold was severe. They had but
little room on the platform to move aro md,
and at the foot of the trees a drove of
wolves. which their imagination magnified
into almost a legion, were making night
hideous with their howlings and jumping
up half way to the plat form. They secured
themselves to the boards and trees by
means of ropes, so that if overcome for
want of sleep they might not fall If they
should lose their balance. Davidson threw
a small piece of meat, strongly seasoned
with strychnine. among them, and soon
had the satisfaction of seeing one of the
umber struggling in the agonies of death.
Soon after dark the pack was reinforced
by three more hungry-looking devils, which
had been attracted by the howlings. The
night was spent on the platform and it was
a night of terror, made all the gloomier by
the yells of the infiriated beasts, mad
dened by their ineffeetual attempts to reach
the scaffold. Some time In the night a
portion of themi left and the sharp crack of
a revolver was p)roof that the boy's p)lace of
refuge had been (discovered. About sun
rise the remiaindler departed in the dircec
tion of the carcass of the ox. Satisfied that
they might risk coming dowvn, Smith con
eluded that lie would (descend an<i seek the
boy, who had 'oeen left in chiarge of the
horses, while Davidoni would prepare
breakfast. They accordingly camne down,
and sooa a roaring fire was kindled at the
boot of a large tree. Samithi proceeded i
the directloa of the stablle in quest of the
boy and team. A fewv rods from his place
of destination he found- a large wolf lying
dead, having been shot by the boy, wvho,
on their arrival there, was found perched
on the top of the stable, safe, but almost
frozen. .In the stable were two wolves that
had been so badly hurt by the horses ii
their struggles to escape that It was but the
work of a moment to kill them. One of
the horses lhad b)een killed and was par
tially devoured ; the other was loose in thme
stable and bitten sonme, b)ut not seriously
hurt. After seasoning the carcass of thme
dead horse abundantly with strychnine they
started back to the platform, carrying with
them their ammunition. Driving there
they partook of breakfast and then slept a
few hou's, each watching andi sleeping al
ternately. About noon they concluded to
stari for home, having stripped tme doeqd
wolves of their hides In the morning. Ar
riving at the stable four of the largeat of
thme pack were found there, but were almost
dead from eating the poisoned carcass of
tIme horse. They were killed at once. 1t
was now,.tolerably certaIn that tlie pack had
been destroyed. With thirteen hides and
scalps the hunter~s r'eached home, having
received a bounty,.of $180, and the skins
are estimted as worth at least $50 more,
making a pretty successful trip after pay
ing fol'the old horse.
Am eminent divine fromn >Tw England.
travelling ini Texas for hils health, impaired
by arduous clerical, duties, upon ar
riving at one of the towns, went in search
of tIme barber's shop for repairs and im
provements. On , entering an establish
ment of this kind, he observed a big double
barrelled gun Ieanin~ against the wall.
HlavinIg a coniltiOtI awe of fire-arm,
lie haistijy Asked the- barber if tIhe gun were
loaded. A half-shaved native, who ocen
*pied the chair, turned around his lather
beaten face and exclaimed: "Stranger 1 if
you're iin an Ill-fired hurry, you'll flnd ,a
six-shooter what Is.loaded in my coat.tal
pocketi" This riecal snother story of an
EudglIh tourI,st ,who proposed to. visit. Ark
ans, ltnd asked a ci4izen If he ought to
pro hId4l ef with:a revolver. "Wall,"
replt sh' itI&jd ifrhout tiot-Wat 0on
ra jn &d ye alhout not Want one for
A School for Nureo.
There are three great training-schools for
nurses in New York, at Bellevue, the Char
ity and the New York Hospitals. At Bel
levue, nine wards of the hospitals are as
signed to the use of the school. The course t1
of training is a thorough one. Besides|I
bedside instruction from the hou'se staff and
lectures from the surgeons and physicians f
on points connected with the care of the
sick, lessons in bandaging and the cooking c
of invalid fare are given, and constant
practice in the nursing of turgical and med
ical cases is kept up. The board, lodging 1
and washing of course is provided. Two
years is the term of service, the first being g
devoted to training and the second tp prac- v
tical nursing, either as head nurses or as
attendants to private cases outside the hos
pital. Ten dollars a month is paid the tirsi , 1
and $16 the second year. Te ^harges for a
oulside nursing go to the hospital, which is j
always ready to furnish private invalids with
nurses on reasonable terms. The Charity g
lHospital school is under the authority of c
the Commissioners of Charities and Correc
tion. The instruction Is in special forms t
of medical and surgical nursing, the term
-of tuition the same as that at Bellevue, and k
the pay ten and fifteen dollars a month, 4
with board and washing. Pupils must be
over twenty and under thirty-five years old,
and must present with their applications It
for instruction ceitiicates of moral and
physical soundness fromt a responsible citi- c,
zen and a doctor. Services in the wards of a
the hospital and the lying-in wards of the
Maternity Hospital, and lectures on the sl
various branches of nursing form the curri- r
cultum. Frequent examinations are held t
by the chief of staff of Charity Hospital.
At the expiration of the second year, diplo- s
mas are given to those qualified. "'Te samle
course of practical instruction, cAteuding ;
over the same length of time, is given at
the New York Hospital. There are, too, tl
elementary lessons in anatomy, physiology
and hygiene. One month of each year e
must be spent in the kitchen and one in the
laundry. The instructions in the kitchen a
consist of plain cooking -and all the varle- 1
ties of special diet, from gruels up.. That e
in the laundry comprises plain and fancy t
washing and ironing. Competent chiefs in
each department act as tutors. At the end s
of the first year a second class is formed, I
and the nurses of the first class become 1
heads of the wards for next year. An ex- I
amination and diploma end the term. 'The ,
classes are limited to twelve students each,
of from twenty to thirty years old, in good f
health and with a fair English education.
Certificates of character are sJ in rule.
Applications for admission to the New York
ilospital school are made to the board. tj
The lady Superintendent has charge of that
department for Bellevue, and chief of staff
of the Charity Hospital passes on applicants
for that course whom, on approval, he turns
over to the Board of Conumissioners for final
indorsoment. Medical men speak in the h
highest terms of these schools and their
systems of instructions, and they are said e
to have done incalculable good in raising a
what was up to a few years ago a mere
trade to the level of an honorable and use
fiil business, or rather profession. t t
The Wood Samaritan. g
Oberlin,. the, well-known philanthropist w
of Steinthal, while yet a candidate for the 1
ministry, was travelling on the occasion
from Strasbourg. It was in the winter d
time. The ground was deeply covered d
with snow and the roads were almost imi
passable. lie had reached the middle of
his journey and was among the mountains,
but by that time was so exhausted that he d
could stand up no longer. d
He was rapidly freezing to death. Sleep
began to overcome him; all power to resist
had left him. He commended himself to
God and yielded to what lie felt to be the
sleep of death. He know not how long he I
slept, but suddenly became conscious of t'
some o'ne rousing him and waking him up.
Before hinm stood a wagon driver In his
blue blouse anid the wagon not far away. t
Hie gave him a little wine and food and (lie ~
spirit of life returned, Hie then helped t
htim on the wagon and brought him to the ~
next village. The r'escued man was pro- '
fuse in his thanks and offered money, which
his benefactor refused.
"It is only a duty to help one another." V
said (te wagoner, "and it is the next thing
to an insult to offer a reward for such a a
"Then," replied Oberlin, '-at least tell C
me your name, thtat 1 may have' you in
thankful remembrance before God."
"I see," said the wagoner, "that you are
a minister of thie Gospel; please tell me the 8
namie of the Good Bamaritan."'
"That," said Oberlin, "I cannot do, for
it was not put on record."
'Then," ieplied the wagotner, "until you
can tell me his name, permit mue to with- ~
hold mine." tl
Boon he had driven out of sight, and f
DOberlin never saw him again. .
ECgrptf an Oat.
Tlhe Egyptians are thie first people among
whom we find notices.of the eat, It figures
largely utpon the monuments as a domestic f
pt-t, anSI was honored when dead. Comi- p
cal stories are told by Herodotus of the
anxiety to save the cats when a house t
caught~ fire, and of the grief when one died. .
The cat seems to have served as a retriever
I'n fowling expeditions, and even In fishing. a
It seems strange that no mention of (lhe cat e
occurs in (lie Bible or In any Assyrian re
cord. Even in India, Prof. Max Muller Is a
quoted as saying that it was but recently
known gs a domesic animal. Its Sanscrit I
name ileimarjara, from a root meaning to d
clean, from the creature's habit of licking i
herself at her toilet. Her mousing habits t
were well known to (lie Romans, and -even 1
to the Etruseans, as shown by antique gems e
and even wall-paintings. The moijee-killer a
domesticated among the Greek., called gale a
described by Aristotle, and humorously re
ferred to by Aristophanes in the "Peacy,"'
has been shown by Professor IRollestoni to
have been our white breasted nearten,
(Marteefoina,) a different anmmal from
the gale agra or iktis, which was larger,
and a great lover of honey a. well as a 1
killer of birds. Mr. iloughton dwells upon
the remiarkably scant occurrence In Latin 1
'writers of the word fdi or /ele., Cicero
~u.sig it but onCe, ad that when speaking I
of Egpflan cat.s Ovid in a bingle passage,
spao ;mythologieal/el. into which
the sister of Pheobus was chage. De.
sides thiecat, th9 Egyptians d *lae
t he I9 n u l e sti l J 9 ~ a a
"Place the machine in front of you this
vay," says the Professor. "Hold a handle
a each hand, put your left foot on this
ittle projection behind, shove the bycicle
head autd then stand on your left foot,
tting the machinc run till it stops."
"Then I won't begin saddle riding at
"How much accident insurance do you
"Well, then, I wouldn't if 1 were you.
'd approuth the saddie gradually."
I placed both hands as directed: put my
eet on the projection; shoved gently ahead
rith the other foot and then stood up.
The recollection I have of this incident is
nat the numerous windows of the hall
ide a sort of rapid torchlight procession
round tme and then the lion and the lamb
ty down together.
"Ah, that was first -rate for a beginning,"
1d the Professor, as he picked up the bi
yele while I dusted myself off.
"Oh, that was a good start, was it?" I
"Yes; you kept on top. Now, many fel
>ws let the machine tumble on them.
.re you ready for the next round?"
"Not quite. I lost a couple of buttons
-while 1 look them up would you mind
iking a run on the bicycle?"
Then the Professor gave it a push, stood
Li one foot and glided around the room
'ith an case and grace that was deligh ful.
"No trouble at all," he remarked as he
ood on one foot and glided around the
>Om with an case and grace that was de
"No trouble at all," he remarked as he
ood beside me again. "When you find
Durself falling just give the wheel a turn
1 the direction you are going and it will be
i right. Keep your eyes llxed on some
I shoved the machine ahead and kept my
res fixed at a window.
1 felt I was falling against the brick
'all. 1 turned the wheel in that direction.
turned not wisely, but too well. As an
igte swoops downward, so swooped my
vo-wheeled demon toward the iron pillars.
"Turn the wheel," shouted the Profes
)r; but self-preservation is the first law of
ature. I abandoned the wheel and wild
clasped the pillar, as if it had been my
mig lost brother while the bicycle left me,
'abbled and fell with a clatter on the floor.
"First rate, good enough," said the Pro
:ssor, rubbing his hands cheerfully, aq he
'ent to the assistance of the bicycle.
"Was that a success, too?" I asked.
"Oh, yes. Why, you went at least
venty feet as straight as a line. But
ou're too ambitious. If I were you I
'ould'nt try going around the posts just
et for a while."
"Well, now that you mention it-I won't.
foulc you have the kindness to see if I
ave bent that pillar any? I feel too
scited and confused for a critical ex
"Oh the post is used to those affection
to advances," said lie as I walked across
te room to pick up my hat.
Again I shoved the machine forward and
azed ahead. We trundled along as if we
rore made for each other until we had
one about half the length of the room,
rhen I stepped down and brought it to a
"Oh, pshaw," cried the Professor, "why
ldn't you keep it up? you were doing splen
"Pretty well done wasn't it?"
"Well, of course.'
"Well, I thought there was no use over
oing a good thing. ''ho machine was just
lying a list over towards that last post. I
idn't wan't too conclude the thing too
bruptly, you know."
Thus endethi the first lesson.
All next day I felt kind as if Ilhad been
a a fight in which thme other party was vic
>rious. It was a week before I climbcd
mose stairs again.
"Ah," said the Professor as I entered, "I
iought you were discouraged. Since you
rere up) here lact, that tall journahst-on
me other paper, was here and would you
elleve It, lie mastered the bicycle in half
ai hour-yes, sir."
"Oh, well, lie has an advanitage over
te. lie can just put clown hia feet and let
me tallest bicycle run fromi under him."
"Yes, I know, but lie's not a man to take
a advantage of any one. IIe went through
Il the regulation tumbles withi as inuchi de
islon as you did."
"As I diui? I thought you sasid I did
rat sate before?".
"Oh, well, so youi did-so you did; on
imbles you know. You tumble, don't
"Lead out your steed."
"Yes, sir, he Went clear over the head of
ie tallest machine we have-twice. Mag
ificent fallst Last time he went simashm
nrough that door carryIng everything be
are hilm. You noticed we had
new door, 'didn't you? But lie
>de around every post in the ball before
A new bicycle was now before mec. The
thier one had been used up in tIhe interIm.
"Try that one-foot busIness again."
I tried it; and when lie lifted tIhe bicycle
romn above me, I realized how much a
erson can .forget in a week.
"You shiould have turned the wheel in
lie direction y ou were going to fall," lie
aid in a tone of mild reproof.
"What do you do when you know you
re falling in three different directions?" I
After being able to guide the machine
round the room, standing on one foot,
he next feat Is to get into the saddle. A
eeling of utter hopelessness seizes the
laring man who finds himself on this per
Ious perch. But the secret of safety is to
urn In the direction you are falling, and
y and by you can run along with the byci
Ie, step on the projection, amnd slip into the
addle, while the apparently unconscious
nachmino whirls around tIme room,
Whenever you begin to feel the least
oncelted about your exploit. thme malignant
nachino gives a series.of mixed up wobbles
hat bewilders you, while you frantically
ujn the wheel right and left, and at least
led yourself on the floor with the byeilol
And then another exsperating thing is
be advent of the small boy. Just as you
re all perspiration, with suspenders byolken,
mutons missing, collar undone, tln
vith the bicycle,, a small boy wit41 legs
omes In, wheels out a maohinqh, s95i
ke a bird on a porch, folds hi aras and
'hirls arpund the room wt 1y~
ancee at the-fraCas yoaeo p
again will, perhaps stand in the saddle, or
place his feet as high as his head on the
handle of the machine, which acts all the
while as if there was no such thing as the
law of gravitation. How I did hate that
talented little wretchi
"Now," said the Professor, leading out
the tallest machine he had, "get into the
saddle here, while I hold the bycicle."
I would have flatly refused if that boy
had not been present.
"Place youf' feet firmly on the treadles
and work as if you were on the road. I
will keep the machine from falling.
''Now don't let go of it."
"Oh, I won't"
So We started deliberately around the
hall, 1 pumping away solemnly with my
feet, while he walked rapidly hy my side,
holding the untamed steed and keeping it
''You can do it all'right now If you only
think so," lie said on.the fifth round.
"Well, I dori't think so, I cried. "You
hang on to this machine, or I'll massacre
you if I live after I get down."
"I'll not let go unless you want me to,"
and thus reassured we went around the
room eight times splendidly, although the
smnall boy was grinning about something.
The horrible thought nearly paralyzed me.
Would he suddenly let go and leave me to
"I guess I'll get down now," I said
"One more turn," said the Professor,
cheerfully, and when we were half way
round my worst fears were realized.
"You're doing first rate; keep on," said
the Professor as he coolly took his seat,
leaving me on that mechanical Belzebub.
"Help!" I screamed. "Somebody grab
But the small boy laughed aloud, and the
Profesor callously said, "Uo on; go
I drew up my feet, clutched the handles
Convulsively, while my hair began to stand
on end. The muchuno slowly stopped,
then gently leaned over, with ie six feet
from the ground, and while I shrieked for
help that came not, down we caie with a
clash like a hundred men in armor.
"Perfidious villainl" I shouted,"throwing
off my vest which was now split up the
back, "prepare to die!"
"Why didn't you keep on-"
"Why didn't I keep on?" Why didn't
you hang oni?"
"1 mean why didn't you keep on- ."
"Nobody could keep 'm a - falling
"Keep on working the treadles. It was
all your lack of confidence."
"It was all my child-like confidence in
you. Why did'nt you hang on?"
"My dear and excited sir, for the last
nine rounds 1 did not have a hand near the
machmne. Ask the boy. You can ride all
mright, only you had a touch of stage fright.
You see it was a lack of confidence."
''Such was the case, and now I ride the
Detesting an Im,postor.
While attending college, our frieind An
derson filled up his vacation with school
teaching, finding opportunity to keep the
late summer term of the village school at
Waterford. Things went on swimmingly.
The location was pleasant, the s:hiolars were
good-natured, and the pay was fair. At
length, however, there came a hitch. One
bright, haliny morning, the scholars found
written upon the door of the school-house,
in plain characters, "No SKm.E TO DA."
The spelling was faulty, but the Informa
tion conveyed was cheering, and away went
the jubilant youngsters over the hills for
a day's sport. On the following morning
the teacher entered the school-room with a l
portentous frown upon his brow. The no
tice of the previous day, under the cover ]
of \vhich more than half of his school hiad,
stayed away, had been the work of an in
p)ostor. And how was the Impostor to be
dletectcd i A scrutiny of the sober, guile
less faces before him satisfledl Anderson
that ordinary inquiries would effect nmothing~,
Gradually the frown disappeared, iand lie
went on with the usual exercises as though
nothing had happened out of the way. To
wairds the close of the afternoon session, hie
b)ade the scholars put away their booiks, and
take their writing slates. Hlewould exercise
them in writing sentences. Several simple
sentences were given out and wvritten down.
Finally lie gave them~ to write: "Goort
boys lovc thirli school." When this had
been written the teacher pr'oceeded to ex
amine the slates. About -a- dozen of tIhe
tow-headed urchins had submitted the
result of their efforts, and had their bad]
spelling corrected. biext came Peter Mac
wash, a lad of twelve years, chubby and
rugged. ils spelling was excelienit. It
met the case In huand exactly. k-fe hind
spelt school-"s-k-u-4c." Peter could not
deny the charge thus cunningly fastened
upon hin, He was the impostor. And
as a reward for his caligraphi effort upon the
school-house door, lie had a nice new birch
en rod expenided upon his back.
The meanest man lives in Fond dui Lac,
and hIs name Is Captain Mangan. A few
days ago a poor, unsophisticated corn doc
tor struck that town and began a business
career. lie was one of those innocent
minded, unsuspicious corn doctors that
stand on a dry-goods box on a street-corner
with a lighted torch at night, and plead
for suffering humanity and twenty-five
cents. He lAad no idea there ,were base,
designig men in the world, or ho -would
have entered the ministry and tied to-lead
them to better life. He wss a very beau
tiful young man, and his conversational
powers were rare and of a high order. In
ia audience, one evening, was this Cap
taIn Mangan we were tolling about, who
.was all through the war-not lnathe comimis
sary department-and got shot full of holes
and maimed for life. The captain told the
corn doctor that he had been agreat sufferer
and money would be no object if he coukA
get relief from a bunion that was dragging
him down 't a premature grave. The
young man came down off hir' dry-goods
box, remarking that he didn't want any
thing softer than that bunion, and Captain
Mangan pulled 9$t his .boot and sock.
There is no question but that the men who
make artifIcial feet and legenowadays have
got the thing down to a science. The corh
doctor gave the foot a close examination
ascloseas hs thought was necessary--and
thems turned away liko one overthoipiedby
aome great 6or*0w, se.eeorit grief whieh
he cannot cofidaeAto others, but un*t4 l'y,
tid o hI#ol bpon'ibl. te WA1i
--Aierlcan sweet potatoes and cran
berries ire becoming popular in lAng
--The furnace of asmelting works In
Jersey City is to be run with tar as fuel,
ins'ead of coal.
-''he lEtna furnace at Rome, Ga., is
turning out an average of 12 tons of
pig iron per day.
-The rollink-tuills of Chicago now
inuploy over 3,000 men, and are run.
niing night and day.
--Mr. George W. Childs has a mania
for clocks. lie has ten in his oflice and
tlir;ty in his house.
-Boots and shpes for dolls are turn
ed out by one London house at the rate
Af 1,000 pair a week.
-Robert A. Laiuberton, President
:leet of 1ehitgh University, Pa., is in
fis tifty-sixth year.
-Cruclileation, as a criminal punish
inent, was very common four or five
iundred years It. C.
-The prospective bride of Ulysses S.
3rant, Jr.. Miss Flood, is to receive
.2,500,000 as a wedding gift.
-Prof. Tyndall has been delivering
icientlile lectures to children at the
Royal Institute, in London.
--The'first building of the Egyptian
yramids is supposed to have been
.bout 1500 years before Christ.
-Since 1809 the Paciflo Railroad has
anded 472.811 passengers in San Fran
:isco and brought away 280,803.
-The English Wosleyans are getting
ip a thanksgiving fund, to which no
ess than $1,177,825 has been promised.
-Mr. Cutler of the Nova Scotia Leg-'
slature has been a member of that body
or forty-two years, and is now 90 years
-Alabama was originally a portion
f Georgia. It was admitted Into the
Union li 1820, with a population of
-lowa had 2,100 granges with a
nembership of 40,000 in 1872, but now
here are but 200 societies and 5,000
-No wine was produced in France
n the time 01 the Roman occupancy.
t'ho art of making wine was produced
-Excess in dress was restrained by
aw in England under Edward IV.,
105, and again in the reign of Eliza
lethi in 1574.
-One firm in Baltimore has made a
ontract. for 800,000 tons of iron and
ron ore, and another for 140,000 from
-Rome has abandoned the scheme of
ta proposed World's Fair for 1882, as
llilan proposes holding a great national
"air in the same year.
-America imported from Europe
Last year 29,041s30 gallons of wine, an
ncrease over the imnportation of 1878 of
icarly 15,000,000 gallons.
-Michigan University has 1,897 stu
lents, the largest number of any
Anerlcan college. Columbia pays its
prof'+ssors the largestsalaries.
-Thie Lake Shore and Michigan
3outhern Railroad Company has given
)rders to increase thie wage4 and salar
es of the 10,000 6iployes 5 per cent.
-It Is estimated that there are 10,000
well-educated young men in Paris who,
for want of more lucrative employ
:eunt, accept a franc per day as copyiuts.
-Tihe depositors in the Glasgow
)Ank, which failed in 1877, wili,be paid
n full, the amount of $45,000,000.
I'hn 1,70'0 stocklijldors are personally
---l3etweoi 6,000 and 7,000 seamans'
Ibraries are kept on tihe water by the
AmerIean Senaman's Friend Soolety,
he number of volumes being over
-A stock company is being formed
*n Rochester, with a eapltal of $100,000,
o put down salt wells near Wyoming.
l'en acres of land have been leased, and
wo large sprIngs of fresh water.
-Col. Wellesley, sea-in-law of Lord
Augustus Loftus, who created a sean-.
lallast year by,loping with a(danOeuses
lias been dlrop)ped from the list o4 A..D.
I.'s. to the Q.mcen. ~lHe is Colonel of
~he Coldstreami Guards.
-Over 200,000 car loads of live and
Iressed poultry are c.irried into Now
York City yearly, and 25,000,000 dozen
>f eggs to tihe same market. Accord
*ng to best estimates the United States
produce 9,000,000 of eggs annually.
-Michigan is a good State to live in.
Her dlebt is only $890,000, while there
is $9C4,000O in tihe sinking fund to meet
t. Another evidence of thrift Is the
building of the State Capitol for $15 000
ess than the appropriation far builing
-The largest cIties in the world have
thme following population6: London,
3,500,000; ParIs, ~1,851,000; Vlhnna,
1,181,000: New York, without Brook
lyn, 1,060,000; Berlin, 1,044,000; Can
ton, 1,000,000; Shanhowfoo, 1,000,000;
aind Slgafoc, 1,000.
-In the reign of Louis XLV France
had a population of 19,000,000, England
3,000,000, and Germany 19,000,000. In
1780 France had 26,000;060, England
12,080,000 and Germany 28,000 000.
Under Napoleon I. France had 29,600,
300 anti Enmglanid 10,000,000.
-The potato crop 'ot the country is
sstlmstedl at 181,800,000 bushels. Com-.
pared with 1878 there was an Increasse
sf 8 per cent. in acreage, and the yield
Is estimated by time Department of Ag
rIculture atr08 bushels per acre, against
39 bushels lost year, and 91 i'n 1874.
-There is a rumor that Hon. Eu
gen.e Hale will be compelled to move
permanently f romn his home In' Maine
mhd take up hIs abode in the State
sf MIchigan. T1he great estate left by j;
Snator Chandler requiresconmstant et.
Lontlon, and'Mr.lHaio will be. forced' ,
to devote all his time to it.
-During 1879 the births In Nlome
numbered 7,987 oif which 7,980 -were
amo,2g tihe resident populatin, The
rieatule among residents were 6//14~ Ot
Dec. 31, 1879, the populationi nut 1ord
108,00. an increase of 49,080 A e
since 1871 the popul4ttion has rs
byv 84,470, mainiy.bv immagrai. -' "
-The Vietoria, es
Book for 18i8-9 ahy that InlV&t
oria durded ,$ ea p *1G