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TRIWEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., APRIL 22, 1880. VOL. IV.-NO. 49.
Into the gloom of the deep, dark night t
W,th panting breath and a startled scream;
Swift as a bird in sudden flight
Darts this creature of stool and steam.
Awful dangers are lerking nigh, D
Itooks and chasms are near the track, t
But straight by the light of its groat white
It speeds thro' the shadows, donse and r
Terrible thoughts and iere desires
Trouble its mad heart many an hour,
Where burn and smoulder the hidden fires,
Coupled ever with might and power.
It hates, as the wild horse hates the roin, i
The narrow track by vale and hill ;
And shr eks with a cry of startled pain,
And lon, is to fol.ow its own wild will.
Oh, what am I nut an engine shnd t
With muscle and flesh by the hand of God,
Speeding on thro' the dense, dark nigbt,
Guided alone by the soul's white light ?
Often and often my mad heart trios,
And hates its way with a hitter bate,
And longs to follow it; own desires.
And leave the end in the hands of fate.
0, pondrous engine of steel and steam i
0, human engine of flesh and bono-- -
Follow the white light's certain beam- 1
There l'es safety, and there alone. t
The narrow track of fearless truth,
Lit by the soul's great eye of light,
0. passionate heart of restless youth,
Alone will carry you thro' the night.
An Indian Romnance.
In the old times whea Cleveland was f
very young, the settlers along the lake I
shore had much more communication with t
the aborigines than whites. Long rows of a
canoes, instead of steamers were wont to
lie along the shore where the Union Depot 1
now stands and the Yailroad runs, and the t
traffic was in blankets, beads, venison and c
furs, instead of wheat, iron, coal and. pe- c
troleum. There were winding paths in- -
stead of streets, and wigwams and log
cabins were the business blocks and dwell
ings. Natural foresis were the parks, and
while there was no grand water works, the I
Cuyahoga was uncontaminated by tile- y
One bright afternoon in the autumn of c
A. D. 18-, there Came into the village a l
neat-appearing squaw, apparently 25 years (
of age, with a lithe, hnlf-breed boy of 10, r
who either walked beside her or capered on t
before. The little settlement was unusu- %
ally active upon that day, and the October i
sut-light rested upon a scene of surpassing 1
beauty. The lake and the landscape wore f
silver and gold, and the skies were blue and I
amber, and the Indians were gay in their a
holiday attire of feathers and bright c
The face of the young Indian woman I
bore an expression of sad anxiety, that was r
quite in contrast with the brightness around t
her. She did not mingle with the crowds F
of Indian,, but sat down near the entrance I
to the principal trading house, and while
surveying the motley scene, talked kiddly )
and soberly with those who spoke to her, I
There was something in the appearance
and demeanor of the Indians which showed
that they regarded this as an important day. I
Their gay attire, the almost complete ab- 1
sence of weapons among them, their coi
parative silence toward thie whites, their I
freedom and sportiveness among them- I
selves, all went to teach the experienced I
observer of Indian character that they -
were moved by some uncommon though i
After her arrival had ceased to attract
attentibn the young squaw passed quietly
into the store, the boy remaining outside
playing with his red companions. As soon
as she could do so unobserved, sihe strolled
as if inadvertently, to the rear of the store,
where, in partial concealment she caught:
the trader's eye. Hie knew from her glancei
that her signal must be heeded, As he
contrived to come close to her site commut
nicated to him the plot of the Indians.
They . willl all pretend to go home to
night ; but they will not go home. They
will come back in the night. They want1
your goods. If you wvili give themn up,
they will not kill you, if you fight they
will kill you. I shall be wih y ou."
Having said this, she sauntered slowly I
out, with a fsce sadder than before, and
resumed her former seat. Soon the boyI
came near her, and she whispered to him t
secretly. Ho went into the store, where a
number of squawvs were pretending to I
trade, and stood, as if by mere chance,<
whero she who Bent him stood. T1he I
trader, still busy, came close to him and<
whispered the natmes of certain white ment
of the village. The boy soon strolled out
-to his play again, but somehow sport
sesemed to take him near and into the shops
of .the men whom the trader bad men- f
tioned. He would give the obief trader's
name secretly, With an intimation of danger<
and then go wd'ndering on with his play.
ing. His momentous little task was soon l
accomplished, and the shouts of himself<
and his flows were soozi echoing again In
front of the store of the chief trader.
Tihe sunbieams were nearly as level as
* the lake, when the Indian woman, beck
oning to her happy protege, began to loiter
toward the trail by which she camne; one
heart how light, and tile other oh how I
heavy I They.kopt the way until. well out; <
of sight, then lIet it and took ,a circuitous
course, stopping finally St aigwam upon I
the shore about one mileo eastward from
- Joby~. Motnwas the foremost trader in
the village,.intelligent, Jrustworthiy,.aneI ti
htiader among his feo.low settlex ; - so that
when a waffling of danger with the sanc
tion of his namie went round to a certain
trusty few, there was a certainty of prompt
andi effectuai response,
At sundown the Indians began to de
part, and by dusk n6t one remained. i theq
village. As soon as darkness had gottfel
,tlte few who had been warned assembled in
Morton's.store for cmlM(.ita
not man' minutes before a rap was heard
whobi oeptn readily reognized,as the.~
them W~ian of wheoni we havwe spmoken;,
het dero radideitty ahe' had dat
hn'rm any danners and many losses.
Whd was #dmnitted
e t Id ans' aica *-was
h aer, t~,ion to imke a general at'
* k:bfraIfnweenj,JWM t
itch booty 'as suited them. Should he
esist, they would kill him, if.necessary to
lie accomplishment of their purpose.
Word was instantly sent to such others
s could b' trusted in an emergency, and
vithiu an hour some 25 men who know
lie use of gunpowder were assembled at
lorton's all fully trmed, and with Mor
on's stock of anmunition- to back them.
'hey decided to take their stand outside
he building, and post sentinels In every di.
ection 40 rods away. The woman was to
utiro to a safe distance and remain so
reted. Morton commanded.
All being in readiness, they had not lonz
o wait. Within an hour a sentinel came
at with the tidings that a party, some
wenty or thirty as nearly as he could
udgo in the starlight, were approaching.
ly a preconcerted signal the other senti
els were called In, and the men deployed
u such manner as to give an impression of
tie largest possible numbers when a simul
aneous fire should be delivered.
It appears that the savages, thinking it
n easy matter to rob a single man, had
ot come in force, but had detailed a few
raves for the purpose. On they came,
vith their-stealthy tread, until their forms
egan to be dipnly outlined. As they came
rithin easy rang4; Motton estimated their
umber to be Oot niorothan'twenty. When
11 was-ripe, DUorton'gave the word'ta fire.
LB the twenty-five rifles, scattered in a long
ne, blazed out upon them, they seemed to
iink that an army of a thousand nen had
pened fire. With one uuited horrible
ell they fled to the woods, and no trader
f that village was ever thereafter molested
y them. The men had purposely aimed
igh, as they desired rather to frighten
ban injure thosa with whom they were
ot at all tnxiogs to inaugurate a bloody
eud. 'A* coipeqeoce up blood was
lied andno serions illifeeling engendered.
The Indian woman, who had proven so
aithful a friend, was provided witlia home
a the village. She was given a ruditnen
ury English education, adopted the dress
nd civilization, and stbsequently married
lorton, who was in fact the father of the
itle fellow who had followed his mother
o the village on that eventful day. Some
f her descendants still reside in Cleveland ;
tiers are scattered elsewhere,
The tomb of Edward 1., Who (lied in
801. was opened Jari. 2, '1770, after 469
ears had elipsed. 'ill's body was almost
erfect. Canute, the I.)ane, who crossed
ver to England in 1017, was found 1779
y the workmen who repaired Winchester
atiedral, where his body had reposed
early 750 years, perfectly fresh. In 1569,
brec Roman soldiers, fully equipped with
iarlike implements, were dug out of peat
i Ireland, where they had probable y lain
,500 years. Their bodies were perfectly
resh and plunip. In the reign of James
I. of Ilugland after the fall of the church
t Astley, in Waiwickslire, there was taken
,ut the corpse of Thomas Gray, Mai quis
f Dorset, who was buriedUte 10th of Octo
>er, 1580, In the twenty-secondy ear of lien
y VII.;'and although it had lain there seven
y-eight years, the eyes, hair, flesh, nails
nd joints remained as though it had been
itu newly burled. Robert , Braybrook,
vhp was consecr Ted Ilshop of; London In
.331, and who died lni1404,:and wis bur
ed in St. Paul's was taken out of his tomb
fter the great fire in 1660, during the re
)airs of he Cathedral, and, although lie
tad lain there no less than 262 years, the
)ody was found to be firm as to skin, hair,
oints and nails. The Convent do St. Dom
ngo, was lately demolished in search of
he treasure- supposed to be concealed
hire, and the body of Prince Rodriguez
aken out, who had been buried in 1505,
xactly as when placed 250 years before.
Iis daughter, two and a half years of age,
vaa lying at her faher's feet and was as per
'etly p)reserved as himself.
A New Fpecies of Montkey.
There-are now in the Alexandra Palace,
London, six live specimens of a monkey
tew to science, the macacus getunda a
mative of the mountains of A byssinia, where
t lives at an elevation of from 7000 to
1500 feet above the sed-level. One of these
nonkeys is an adult male. It Is hairy over
Ite wvhole of the body, with the exception.
>f a pink patch, free fromi hair on the
ihest, and a space aroundl the throat of the
ame color. When the animals become an
try or exeited, these pink patches turn
>right red. The nostrils are high up from
he upper jaw, .and the upper lip is so me
>Ile that It is often turned up so as to show
he whole of the upper teeth and gums.
rite tail Is long and thick, and ends in a
uit resembling somewhtat a lion's tall. The
olor of the hair Is brown, except around
lie breast whtero it Is gray. The bare part,
if the chest shows two male Indicat.Ions of
eats. The female has not such lo'ng hair
.s the male, and on the bare spot in front
mre two well-developed teats, Th'le young
nonkey takes one in each hand and sucks
rom both at once, While these animals
ake rejeetedi all fruit , ,tlcy have eaten In
i4n corpt and ggrass, pull ng It apart, and
r AkingIt into little f>alls. ~In their habitat
hiese monkeys sleep in caves, and in Lon
Ion they sleep in a Irrge boyc,,tite.ols male
emaining on guai d near the entr'anes.
A Fren9h isoy's Treat.
The rather of Eugene Sue, who was a
mhysician, had beeh- presehted by his ex
lied patients over all Europe with some
holce exam*ipleiok 4h 'most celebrated
vines. The Emperor of Austria, for ins
ance, had contrIbuted Tokay ; the KICng of
russia rard hock; Queen Christina of
ipain first-class Alicante; Prince Metter
dech gennitie cachet d'or, and so en. Tihe
whole was kept in a large iron. ceupboard
a the study of the learned physician, kagown
is his Elzevir library. Unfortunattehy, the
tIding place was discovbred1by Eugene Sue,
hen a college Freshman, who procured a
kheleton Ikey sad, iz copupany with, his:
~riends AdolphA'Addm,"Veron and others,
procjided every night to the practical ana
&i few samples. As they 'wr
tfraid, however, lest the experiment should
ic stopp.ed prematurely, they took care to
:trink only one-half of the contents of each
'ot,e 1 .,nzt,ug pwlth,wpter and carofuli
l t ie' h ~ ,o a o ieo
rset-,his guets .to a bottle or two of his
library, and the conmpanyl
hol liquor wit a due sense of
teantnnously felt that to
~~ ~ the~
Among the Ureeks the successful athlete
was crowned with laurels and loaded with
wealth and honors. When Egenetus, ig
the ninety-second Olympiad, triumphant
in the games, entered Agrigentum, his
native home, he was attended by an escort
of three hundred chariots, each drawn by
two white horses and followed by the
populace, cheering and waving banners.
Milo six times won the paln at both the
Olympic and Pythian gaies. le is said
to have run a mile with a four-year-old ox
upon his shoulders, and afterward killed
the animal with a blow of his fist, and ate
the entire carcass in one (lay I So great
was his muscular power that he would
sometimes bind a cord round his head and
break it by the swelling and pressure of the
veins. An ordinary meal for Milo was
twenty pounds of ment, as much bread and
fifteen pints of wine. Polydanus of 'I'hes
salonia was of prodigious strength and
colossal height, and, it is said, alone and
without weapons, he killed an enormous
and enraged lion. One day, (it is so re
corded) he seized a bull by one of Its hind
feet and the animal only escaped by leav
ing its hoof in the grasp of the athlete.
The Roman Emperor Maximinus was up
wards of eight feet in height, and, like
Milo of Crotone, could squeeze to powder
the hardest stone with his fingers and break
the leg or jaw of a horoc by a kick. His
wife's bracelet served him as a ring, and his
everyday meal was sixty po',nds of meat
and an amphora of wine. Topham, who
was borh in London In 1710, was pusse sed
of astonishing strength. His armpits, hol
low in the case of ordinary men, were with
him full of muscles and tendons. lie would
take a bar of iron, with its two ends held in
his hands, place the middle of the bar be
hind the nap of his neck, and then bend
the extremities by main force until they
met together, and bend back the iron
straight again. One night-, perceiving a
watchman asleep in his box, he carried
both the man and his sini to a great dis
tance, and deposited them on the wall of a
church yard. Owing to domestic troubles,
he committed suicide in the prime' of life.
The famous Scanderberg, king.of Albania,
who was born im 1414, was a man of great
stature and his feats in sword exercise has
never been equaled. On one occasion,
with a scimitar, he struck his antagonist
such a terrible blow that Its tremendous
foree cleaved him to'the waist. le Is said
to have often cloven in two men who were
clad In armor from head to foot. On one
occasion the brother and nephew of a cer
tain ]3allaban, who had been convicted of
cruelties towards the Albanians, were
brought to him, bound together. Trans
ported with rage he cut them in two with
one stroke of his weapon. Maurice, Count
of Saxony, the hero of Fontenoy, inherited
the physical vigor of his father, and Was
especially noted for the surprising imuscu
lar power or "grip" of his hands. On one
occasion, needing a cork-screw, he twisted
a lobg iron nail round into. the required
shape with his fingers, and. with this ex
temporized Implement opened a half dozen
bottles or .wine. Another tiie, when
stopping at a village blacksmith shop to
have his horses shod, he picked up a nun
ber of new horse shoes and with his hands
snapped them in two as readily as it made
of glass, nch to the surprise and disgust
of the smith. If history is to be believed,
Phayllus of Crotena could jump a distance
of fifty-six feet. This exercise was prac
ticed at the Olympic games and formed
part of the course of the Pentathlon,
Strutt, an English authority on games and
amusements, speaks of a Yorkish jumnper
named Ireland, whose powers were some
thing marvelous. le was six feet high,
and at the age of eighteen years leaped,
without the aid of a spring-board over nine
horses ranged side by side. He cleared a
cord extended fourteen feet from the
ground with a bounid, crushed a bladder
suspended at a height of sixteen feet, and
on another occasion lightly cleared a large
wvagor covered wh an awning. Colonel
Ironside, wvho lived in India, early in this
century, relates that lie imet irr his travels
an old, white-hecaded mian who with oe
leap sprang over tire back of an enormours
elephant flanked by six camels of tire
largest breed. A curious French work,
purblshred in Paris in 1745, entitled "The
Trracts towardi the History of Wonders Per
formed at Fairs," mentions an Englishman,
whoe at tire fair of St. Germnai, in 1724,
leaped over forty people without touching
one of thenm. In our own day we are
familiar withr many remarkable expositIons
of strength and endurance. D)r. Wind
ship, with the aid of straps, lifted a weight
of 8,500 pounds, and with the little finger
of,hiis right hand can raise ihis b dy a con
siderable distance from the ground.
Whant Sihe Hlad Lost.
Sire was a Stalwart aggressive female, In
rather strikIng personal contrast to her milk
and wvater looking husband, amnd, as loon
as sire had taken her seat, in tire car sire
thrust her herad forward and b)eganr a care
fuil scrutiny of tIre face of a lady on thre op
posite side of thre car. She evidently ktnow,
or thoughrt shne knrew, tire name of tire per
son.she wvas staring at. Finally, unable to
restrain herself airy longer, she asked:
"Ain't you Mary Slawvson, that wias?f"
Tire lady addressed replied that sire had
formerly borne tire name given, through sIre
had been married since..
"And don't your reirenmber me?i We used
to Lve close by you, you know."
"Oh,.yes; I remember you well."
"Air, I thouightyou would. Well, i've
lest my daughter Sarah since I know you.'
"Indeed; I'm sorry to hear that."
"Yes; and John-rou roemmber John
well-re's lost a leg.'
-"Th'lat fo 'very bad, I m sure."
"Yesi; had.it sht:'s by thne cars; and my
dad?g'hter Jade, lhe'sst her husband."
"YAhat.is too bad."
*"Yes;. and H-enry-your remember my
son hienry-he's lost iIs place."
"Thiat Is uu.rfortumnate, certainly."
"Oh, it's real mean; and iPve lost ahlmost.
all my teeth.
nj n~ ce 14I'm dur6.!"
o si ia PMgdt.now ones,; int,
P've lost 'em, just the same; and my hurs
banrd, Ihe's lost most of'hls hair."
he Ji O t ahelade of he er had
presaions, anad said nothing. 'heo 14dy whor
hediata d irflint An.a A& 6, )na.e
A f'ow weeks ago, wljile several citizens
of )etrolt were surrounding a hot stove in
a Griswold strtet tob 'o store in came a
stranger who had been, i a "big drunk."
His eyes were red, his .ack all mud, his
clothes ragged, and his eneral appearance
was that of hardup and layed OUt 0(l soak
er. One of the group *s telling a yarn
about a hog, and he wal going on with his
story when the old follow interrupted:
"Scuse me, but I'm aU old soaker who
wants to reform." I
"Well, as I was saying," continued the
story-teller after a glance at the man, "that
hog was about forty ds away when I
tirst saw him,. I got n gun '
"'Say," interrupted tl drunkard, "isn't
there somebody here w o wants to help re
"You go out !" replicA one of the men.
"I won't do it I I'm" an old drunkard,
and I want soutie one tb take me by the
hand and hope I'll reforit."
"Go on with the hog 4tory," put in one
of the groulp.
"You shan't do it I" ecclaimned the drunk
ard. "I want some on@ to feel sad be
cause I drink up all mylearnings and mis
use my family.
"No one here cares how much you drink
or how soon you go under ground!" said
O11e of the men.
"You don't, eh? Don't any of you want
to give mc advice?"
"Don't you feel sorry because I am de
grading my brilliant intellect?"
"Brilliant boahl You never knew any
"Won't any man here pity my family?"
"Nor shed one tear over my degraded
"Not a shed! You'd better be going--we
want to hear a hog story."
"llad you rather hear a hog story than
try and save me?"
"You bet we hadt"
"Well, now, you hard-hearted and sel
tishminded old liars, I kuow I'm worth
more than any hog, and I'll prove it, too!
If you won't save me I'll save myself
hanged if I don't! Yes, air. I'll keep sober
from this day on, and I'll show you
whether|l'm of n') more account than any of
your hog stories or notl You needn't pity
inc nor advise ine nor talk with me-I can
run my own groceryl"
And he did.
A Great -Tunnel.
The announcement that a project for a
tunnel throush the Arlberg and a junction
of the Austrian with the Swiss railway
system has been laid before the Austrian
Parliament causes great satisfaction in
Switzerland. and has already had a favora
ble effect on the prices of railway stoci
The object of the proposed line is to
shorten the distance between Western Aus
tr'a and Eastern Switzerland, create a di
rect traffic between the two countries, and
render thoi independent of the South Ger
man railways, over which it is now con
ducted. A further- udnutage will be to
enable the Austrian and Hungarian bread
stuffs to compete In Switzerland and East
ern France with corn coming from Russia
by way of Genoa and the Gothard Railway.
The new line is divided Into two sections
the first running from Innsbruck to Lan
deck, the second from Landeck to Bludenz.
'rho former will be seventy-two kilometres
long, and it begun this year, as is proposed,
may be completed before the end of 1882.
It will pass along the right bank of thelnn.
Its construction presents no extraordinary
engineering difficulties ; the greatest gradi
ent Is one in 110 and the sharpest curve
makes a radius of 800 metres. ''he cost of
this section is computed at 7,600,000 tlor
Ins, equal to 105.5(10 florins per kilometre.
The construction of the stretch between
Landeck and Bludenz will be much more
dificult, and costly. It will be a mountain
line from first to last, in the valley of
Rosauna the gradient is one in forty. Tile
road will cross the valley of Panznau on a
viaduct of three archles, each hlaving a span
of sixt,y metres. 'Thei length of tis stretch
is 54.75 .kilometres, the total estImated
cost 11,784,000 florins, equivalent, to an
outlay per kilometre of 216.1900 florins.' it
is expected to be completed wIthin four
years from the time of commluencemnenl.
At St. Antoine, 555 metres above Landeck,
will begin the great tunnel. The point
fixed upon by tile Austrian Government for
comimencing tils work is not the one that
was chosen by G4en. Nording, who first
surveyed the ground. Tile tunnel, hlad
his schleme been adopted, would have been
higher up the mountain, shorter, wide
enough only for single rails, and t,herefore
less expensive than the one finally fixed
upon. Blut the Governent, believing that
the Ariborg line will some day be one of the
most important in Europe, have decided
that it is expedient to provide every facility
for a trailic. 'Pile gradients are to be as
easy as possible, even though thle tunniel
should be a little longer, and thle lines will
be double-railed throughout its length.
In the slowness of tlleir trains the Nor
wegians excel the Dutch, and yet the lat
ter, for this merit or defect, according to
the time, nerves and fancy of the individual
traveler, may place themselves at the Ilead
of othmer European countries. But here all
comparison endcs, for whbile the Dutch po0s
seas but a small territory sufiliently inter.
sected by lines, Norway, with its great tract
of country, has scarcely any railroads at all.
Nor is it probable that she will ever be much
better oft in this respect. The land is so
thinly populated that railroads could never
pay. From tile billy nature of the country
their construction would cost much, while
the people are poor. And lastly, the pre
sent mnode of traveling is all they need.
Time is of less consequence to the Nor we
gians than to othler people, because they have
less to do. 'They do not ruiSh throtugh life,
as we do, for Instance,' giving to one day
the work of six. T1hey breathe; the re
ainder of thle civilized world is, for the
meet part, breathless. If they huave p hund
red miles to travel they can as well' devote
a week toit as half 'a dozea hotirs;*or, if
thley can not, thiey wisely stay at home. So
that traveling In Norway as very much what
it was in Eu xd a cetry ago. A itle,
slowerAtid . r lis' derhmaps, now
than thion,- for. pohr Norway will you
conme across tihe fine sIght of a coach and
fout.tearing tipJlI at4 Mpyn dale ateg
proe speed.L The average rate of progres
is about forQr miles an h9ir sud, do wihat
~u il, tmpg one Uup N~i sahlther,
S e t much, l~ d,tIls Their
r4lI 00u 6oparl piuo bot
It's Too Much.
One of the officials of Justice alley, De
troit, was lately waited on by a man who
said his name was Smith and who volun
teered the further information that he .vas
about to get married. The only stumbling
block was the fact that lie would not agree
to leave off drinking, lie had come to
consult His Honor on that point and see
what was advisable.
"Well, I'd promise, I guess," replied the
Justice. "It's a bad hault anyhow, und
the s;oner you break it tile better. '
"Well, I guess I will," answered the mua
and lie went out. In an hour he returned
"Wh'tt do you think? After I promised
that, she wanted mue to promise to leave off
"Well, 1'd do that, too," said Ill Honor.
"It is another bad habit., and you'll feel all
the better for breaking it."
Smith went away again, and when he re
turned lie looked twice as soleun as a frozent
"And now she wants me to promise to
stop swearing!'' he gasped as lie foll into a
"Is she a n!ce woman?" asked His
"And you truly love her ?"
"Well, then I'd stop swearing. It is a
senseless habit anyhow, and you lose noth.
big by promising."
The man concluded to promise and de
parted quite happy, but when he once more
returned after an interview with the bride
elect he was mad.
"There won't be no niamarage," he an
nounced, as he sat down and pounded the
"Why? What now ?"
"What now? Why, when I promised to
stop drinking, quit chawin' and leave off
swearing she said I must promise to clean
up, shave up and go to church with her'
"And you won't flu it? '
"Judge," replied Smith, after a struggle
with his mental agitation, "do you suppose
I'm going to change myself over to a
gentleman just for the sake of marrying a
forty-year-old-widow with a mole on her
chin? Never I You can go home I There
won't be any splicing to do, and from this
time out I'll drink and chaw and swear
around four times worse than ever I It's
too much-it's the last straw on the camel's
The Porcol,nin Iteglmont.
A paper has lately been discovered in the
State archives of Saxony which contains
some curious particulars concerning the
corps long known in the Prussian service
as the " porcelain regiment," and from
which the present First Dragoons and the
Third, Fourth and Fifth Regiments of
Cuirassiers claim to have sprung. Accord
ing to tradition, the regiment was bought
by King Frederick Williamn of Prussia from
the King of Poland for some costly porce
lain vases, and the document lately found
in the Saxon archives show that substan
tially the tradition was correct. King
Frederick William, it appears, possessed a
number of very beautiful and precious
specimens of porcelain, and an attempt was
made by King August 11 of Poland, who
was also Elector of Saxony, to purchase
some of these through an agent in Berlin.
King Frederick William -declined to sell
any of his porcelain; but King August,
knowing his royal brother's passion for sol
diers, offered him 000 dragoons, without
horses, arms, equipments or oflicers, in ex
change for certain pieces. The negotia
tions were carried on by Privy Councillor
vov Marachall on behalf of Prussia, and by
Lieutenant General von Scumettau for Kibng
August, and ended in the transfer of the
600 dragoons to the King of Prussia, and of
a number of the vases in the first place to
Dresden, were some wvhere added to the
royal collection of china, and othiers wore
placed in the Johann Museum, whore they
are still distinguished as the " dragoon
vases." The mna were valued at twenty
thalers each, and the whole regiment con
sequently at 12,000 thalers: while the por
celain given in exchange for themi was con
sidered to be worth considerably more,
though it had been purchased by the de
ceased King Frederick 1 for a smaller sum.
Two Jtenmrhiuble Friends.
There came into B3odle, Colorado, not
long ago, a man who is a living evidence of
an astonishing freak of nature. There Is
an episode In his history of the most as
tounding and phenominal kind. This mnar.
goes by the name of John Jarboe, th'ough
his real name is George Roberts. Upon
this change of name hangs a most wonder
fnml tale. Many may think the story about
to be related a mere fancy sketch, but its
truth can be substantiated by a number of
reputable men In Bodie and in Nevada. To
begin: In a small town In Western Illinois
there lived a wealthy family by the name
of Jarboc. Its members consiated o,f thme
fatherr mother, three daughters and one
son, christened John. H-ard by lived a Mrs.
Roberta, a widow in reduced circumstances
with an only son, named Georgo, who wasm
about thme same ago as young Jarboc. John
Jarboe and( George Roberts grew up to.
gether, went to the same school, shiaredl
each other's piocket money and were the
closest of bosom friends. A short time be
fore the war broke out thme elder Jarboo died.
About.tho time Fort Sumter wvas bombarded,
young Jaiboe, thon a lad of sixteen sum
meors, took his share of his fathom's estate
andl went to the wilds of Colorado. At
Denver lie oponed a saloon and did a thiriv
lag business for years. Young ltoberls
answered the first call for volunteers, and
wont South with oneo of the first regiments
of the Illinois troops. lie served through
the war andl came horne at its close a tall,
hiandsome yo.uth, but with his head -pr'e
maturely bald. It inust here be remarked
that John Jarboe had veryv dark featores
and an abundance of straight, dark haIr,
while young Roberts was a fair-haired,
blue-eyed and ruddy-cheeked. blonde.
Shortly after Roberts' return, from the war
lhe received a letter from Jarboe, inviting
him out to the growing City of Denver.
ltoberts went, and for many years the two
friends were -inseparable. T1hey lived at
Denver, Central City, Golden,' Blackhawk,7
and other places' in Colorado, and aiways
together. About '1978 they came Wet~ to
1al.And now comioq thme strange part of
the story. Somne five years aothe two
whre; Q~zanting Q~~4 i $inghamn
Canon, ory imt,lghut,
09.(9114Ir Q..O~ ht-thme
#h1le asleep I ing b
the. ne'l ihy f
hours In a comatose state. The first lo r
cover was Jarboe, but strange to relate, h
first utterance was, "Did Jack (Jack w,
the name George used to call Jarboe) g
killed?" Those around the bed asked wl
he meant, and he replied, "Jack Jarboe,
courso." They told him he himself wi
Jarboe, but he got angry and swore he Wi
George Roberts. Seeing it was useless 1
argue with him his attendants dropped tI
subject, thinking that he would recovi
from his strange delusion in a few day
Next day Roberts recovered conselousne
and, singularly enough, inquired the fir
thing, ''Is Ceorgo dead?" In vain the
tried to perstade him that he was (leorf
ltoberts; he insisted that he was John Ja
bee. During their interim of insensibilil
the two friends had completely change
their identity. Thus Jarboe Insisted thi
he was George Roberts, and Roberts t
stoutly aflirined that he was John Jarboe
Their friends and acquaintances thougl
that they must be crazy for awhile, but
was soon se, they were perfectly sau
upon every other subject. It was no use t
show their photographs taken before. li
accident. Tlhcy could not account for t11
change in their respective appearance:, bi
they remained perfectly positive of the
identity After awhile it became a soi
subject with them, and they would coi
siler any allusions to it an insult. Thei
was much talk of the affair' at the time, bi
it finally died out as every thing eisc uoec
At last the two friends went on It visit t
their old home in Illinois. Roberts pr(
sented himself to the mother and sisters &
Jarboe as the son and brother, but his at
vances were spurned. Jarboe went to Mr
Roberts as her 'on, but she declined to .r
ceive him as such. When she saw her so
she fell on !iis neck, but he disengaged hin
self and told her he was not her child. Th
poor mother was nearly crazed with grit
at this repulse. Mrs. Jarboe and h
daughters saw the real Jarboe, and wante
to simoth er him witi kisses aid embrace.
bnt he kept them off, telling thema the
were mistaken. Their sorrow and amttaz
nent cannot he described. Our two friem
held a consultation, and, conic luding thr
their rchl.tires had gone daft, immediatel
set out t'(r Nevada. They have been roan:
ing around the various mining camps c
Eastern Nevada ever since, most of the tint
in company. Jurboe, who represents hin1
self as Roberts, was in Nye County, Neve
0a, someni months ago, and, as before state
Roberts, who calls himself Jarboe, cam
into lodie a short time since. This is on
of the strangect cases on record, and is
hard nut for scientists to crack.
Indeed I Shall.
About ten o' clock the other forenoon
man got ofr the ferry-boat at Detroit loolk
ing as if he expected to be grabbed b
some one in waiting. No one trouble
hun, however, and after hanging aroun
for a while he called a citizen aside an
"Stranger, I want to ask your candi
opinion about a matter."
"All right--go ahead."
"Suppose that you were may wife?"
"And that I should conie home lookin
just as I do now?"
"What would be your strongest Impret
sioni? Give me your honest opinion."
The citizen thus appealed to turned th
man around, looked into his eyes, snutfe
of his breath, and stood back and said:
"Stranger, is your wife a lunatic or
"Then you'd better wait at least to
hours before you ao home, for you've bbe
on a three days' drunk and she'll spot yo
in a minutel I've gone home looking lift
per cent, better than you do, and had whol
handfuls of hair pulledI out of my head b<
fore I could get my my overcoat off."
"I shall ever remember this fsvor-it
deed I shtalll" exclaimed the stranger, an
lie started up the wharf to look for som
secluded spot in which to kill time and g<
the drunk out of lisa looks.
"Let's Takte The Drink."
A stuident applIed the other day to one<
the District Courts in Ban Francisco, ft
adtmisslon to practice, and an examinatic
committee of oneo was appointed by tlh
Judge to ascertain Is qualifications. TI
examination began with:
"D)o you smoke, sir?"
"'I (do, sir."
"IIave you a spare cigar?"
"Now, sitr, what Is the first duty of
"To collect fees."
"'Right; what is the second?"
"To increase the number of his%cnts.
"When does your position tow~ard you
"When muaking a bill of cost."
"We are then antagonistic. I assume thi
character of plaintiff and lie becomes til
"A suit once decided, how do you stan
with the lawyer conducting the oth<
"Check by jowl."
"Enough, sir; you ptromnise to beec'mme a
ornament to your profession, and I wis
you success. Now are you aware of tLi
duty you owu me?"
"It Is to invite you to drink."
"But suppose I decline?"
Candidte scratched lisa head. "The,
Is no Instance of the kind on record in LI)
"You are right; andi the confidence wIt
whIch you make the assertion shows the
you have read the law attentively. Let
take the drink, and I'll slgn-your certificat<
No Loss of Uonhldence.
A Detroit grocer had a pajent morn
drawer attached to his counter thle other de
and It was no sooner in working order thet
his clerk tendered his restgnation.
"You going to leave? Why, what's 11
matter?"o asked thb grocei'.
"I don't want to stay whare a persona hi
lost confidence in me.'
"D& you riefer th this ndir till?"
"Well you are -very foolish, I hiaves
lost the lea4~ bit of coMddeIlae In your ho
eaty, lAt I jhp u'' thaif ytoIL
less oha~g t runo outside.Xonid
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
is Observe good manners,
At Pay your debts promptly.
LO Yield not-to discouragement.
) Zealously labor for the right.
Question not the veracity of a friend.
Respect the counsel of your parents.
, Watch carefully over your passions.
r Sacrifice money rather than prinel
is Abuse is an indirect species of how
y 'Xtend to every one a kindly saluti
lie that never thinks can never be
d Use your leisure time for improve
s Venture not upon the threshold of
t No wise man ever yet wished to be
e Self reliance Is quite distinct from
U Seek not to please the world, but your
e ownl conscience.
it Tonch not, taste not, handle not in
, t -iating drinks.
The heart ought to give charity when
the hand cannot.
S oevr learns to stand alone must
learnn to fall alone.
Youth should be patie'ht, because the
future lies before it.
f A - felon on the hand is wbrse than
two il the pellitei'tiary.
It is aa good thing to learn caution by
the isforttu eo o there.
I Nothing is more dangerous than a
friend without discretiont.
When a man is wrong and wont ad.
f mit it, he always gets angry.
r A man of numerous desires is of all
i beings the uiost hidenendent.
Kindness Ia tho ulden chain by
twhiulc solty is bound together.
lie who waits at the gates of by-and
by enters at the gates of the never.
" it is to live tw'ec when you can enjoy
. the recollection of your former life.
f Never trouble yourself with trilles,
and soon all trouble will appear a tritle.
- A swet temper is to the householid
wihat sunshine is to trees and flowers.
I Those who trample on the helpless
e are disposed to cringe to the powerful.
On the heel of folly treadeth shame;
at the back of anget standeth remorse.
It Is hard to respect old ago when we
get sold on a venerable pair of chickens.
Those "little bills" will not grow any
smaller by tiling them away-unpaid.
A scolding woman, like a train con
ductor is pretty much always on the
Account him thy real friend who de
sires thy good, rather than thy good
Aets, looks, words, steps, from the
alphabet by which you may spll char
He that speaks the truth will flaid
himself .in sufiliently dramatic situa
As thrashing separates the wheat
from the chaff, so does uflilotion purify
le that has never known adversity
is but half acquainted with others or
It is better to accomplish perfeonty a
very smalkamount than to half-do ten
times as nmuch.
Adversity does not take from us true
a friends, is only dispels those who pre.
a tend to be such.
a There cannot bo a greater treachery
y than first to raise a confidence, and
e then deceive It.
I-larsh-eonuisels have no effect: they
are like hammers which are always re
t-pulsed by the invil.
d Pay as you go. A main of honor re
B spects his word as ho does his bond.
it Ask, but never beg.
The flower which we do not pluck is
Ste only one whdeh never loses its
beauty or fragrance.
Despair anil postponement are cow
'I ardice and defeat. Men .were born to
ir succeed, not to fal.,
n Self-denial is the'most exalted pleas
e ure, and tihe conquest of evil haps the
e most glorious trIumph.
T wo things command gWy,yeneration
-thme starry universe around us, and
the law of duty withIn.
lmpolitenless is derived from two
sources-ndigerence to thne divine and
coentempt for'the humian.
Most men take conviction from an ad
versary ais chilldren do phiysie, with a
,struggle and a-shudder.
tr Somre write, talk, and tink so much
about vice and virtue, thlat thpy have
no ime to practiee eitheqr.
'When a mnan dies mneij inqN iie what
e he has left beW'thd hia n;'ankele inquire
e what ho has Bont, before-h,im. a
Many menx elaim.to be flemnin their
d principles, wvhen, rQally, t.ley aire only
ir obstinate inl their p)r.lgdiges..
They that will not becosQpeled. can
not be helped0(. Itf joi 11d n'6L Iiisar rea
n son, she will'rfp .yonr knukleli.
ii A good deed' Is v,ever -lost pho who
e sBows courtesy reaps friends4 mp, anId he
who plants kiudness gather~s 197c.
Whenever there is iclk9ness you may
say Withl truth to him Who is charac
terizeld by It, "Thotu shaitandeexcel." ~
Cheerfulness makes tihe mind clearer,
0 gives tone te the thoughts, atid adds
.0 gracp and beauty tg t qog uane'*
Words are go9dJ, but t eire ,i Sline
hthing that'isevxn better. '1'id .best i
t rnot t6 bed erIytalied by Worda. '.1%'
B spirit In ewhicer we act istho 6hilt niat
Venture not .jnto. t1e. ~onpahy Ot f
t,ho$0 WIIQ... are infeeod wOh bc
plague; no, not eyepythough hW
y thinkest' thyself guardsd wish 4
* A great, libmy men die be ~eb
mrpko'em bdthe time thy 6dlr
10 ndg that -t eir rich nelgb ~ti1
a Rlile !