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fR-EKYEDITION. WINNS130ROs S. C.9 MA Y 6, 1880. ~O Y-O ~
LABOR IS HONOR.
Labor is hard I God's spirit hath spolien
'Ibis is the song that His universe sings,
Through the vast hills of creation unbroken,
Loudly and clearly the universo rings.
Up from the hills and the green valleys steal
lieeking the light of the bright stars above,
Rises the song to the blue heavens peaing,
"Labor in honor, and labor is lovo."
All the grand deeds that are grandrat In story,
Living through centuries treasured and
All the great lives that ar dearest to glory,
Filling the world with flashes of light ;
Words from whose utterances ag( s are dated,
Thoughts that Lavo hold the whole wotld in
Names on whose echoes the proudot have
Are but the offspring of labor and toll.
Not to the eyothat glancotlkthera lightly
Doili the bright look of the heaven unfold
But to the spirit that turneth thezo rightly,
Are all its wonder4 and mysteries told ;
And at eaoch step to the soul upward springing
Cometh now radianco, new light from above,
While lu the-poat in an angel-voioa tingilu,
"Labor 1A honor, and labor is ,
Not 6n her brow deth the earth heir ll bright
Deep in her breast do the r.ch diamond
Beauty ad.power, and rk-hes and plkasuro
Safo in her bosomt lie hid-Itu to-day ;
Toil Is the key that will open her treasure.
And at ea,ch touch ulho iv111 givo'them away.
Light to the mind that in darkineea was
Strength to'*thpg spirit that wvealiness had
Truth as their foothold who seek it sin ortly,
Skill to the hand when it toileth to live,
Eyes that can look up to leaven'w light
Thcse are the honors that labor can give!
. A Orown of Gold.
A light nourishing diet, and good wine
-that'4'what sii. needs, said Dr. Osborne;
sorrowfully. " Medicine can do nothing
He spoke sorrowfully because he knew
right well that what, he was recomnund
ing was beyond his patient's pAver to oh
tain, and his heart ached for the pesitive
despair that showed itself in the face of the
A beautiful girl of 19 or 20 years, per
hips, upon whose youth the blight of care
and poverty had fallen heavily. ' She was
poorly clad In black, and as she put hack
her dingy veil with a white and trenibliig
hand, her large blue eyes,- full of unshed
tears, roved frot the speaker's kindly faice
to the wasted, silent figure on the bed again
with a whole history of untold anguish in
Dootor Clt.ares Osborne, youRg aund ten
der of.eart,' lbking inihe sad b'u(eyes
and fallingeach wonme6fi nor$ and more
deeply In lov'e with their owner, impulsive
ly answered their despairing gaze as he
might have answered spoken words.
I would to Uod that my means were
equal to my will I " said he. "I am but
a poor and struggling physician, as you
know ; otherwise your noher would want
for nothin. ''
The young pirI blished vivid crimson
suddenly, and drew up her slight figure
haughtily with a look of offended pride.
It was only for an instant, however, the
next sihe held out her hands to him grate
fully, and the tears in her blue eyes over
"I thank you for your sympathy," she0
said simply, " and for your constatnt care,
but, for which she might not "-her eyes
wre ont the bed and her voice sonik low
"she might not, perhaps, have been sparet~d
to me this lor.g. For the rest"-with a
deep sigh- -".It there be any way in the
world to o01.taln It she shall have wvine. "
She suod for a few seconds, looking
after himn, and listening to his footfall as it
echoed alontg the bare staircase and hall;
she let her face fall dowvn on her hands
Swith a tearless sob.
"Can poverty brin'g us good gIfts ? 2, she
'toanued. "'If so it is only to torture us.
lIn miy p)overty;atrue h&rsaaeri tonf@O
Abut it can never be maine I"
Then she wont into the p'oot, anre room,
eloning the door01 softly alter her, and bent
above the sleeping tigure on. the bed.
"Good rood and wine,"''she n,aurmured.
" A d she will die without theou.. ilc,w
eawi I get theni? How ? Alas 1 It was
easier to ask than to answer that. Every
thing they :pos9ssed .tb'at would fetch a
doilla had been sola; ant hIad sheo not spent
almost the whole of thils weary day In.try
ing to obtain work, anti qjuit a vamn?,
"1I kn(w. fot tat to J>," sh'e sighed,
despalringly, and /turned''a&vay, .Rnd, balf
unconsck'usly, 'o-k off her bonnet. As
she did thlat, a bit of wire escaping from
the foit.s of ergpe caughit int her comb s tnd
drew It out1 sh'd dowh tumbled a glorious
shower of golden hatr upon her shoulders.
" A orown of gol.a I " sihe said sadly and
bitterly. " The last of' my ornaments. It
was well enottgh when I was rich. Whe:',
- poor papa was alive to take pride htt It, and
call me Princess Golden Hair, and dock it
with pearls and gemis; but now--what do
I want with it now ?"
She took It down agai, and shook it
over her likec a veil, andi held It up, allow
ing the .shininig hhirs to fall 'Lhroilgli her
white fingers like golden rain.
"It Is wath~ .aolotetipg,i' ,phq. Maid,
thoughtfully. "'l I hid wanted to pur-.
chase It, when I-had monley, 1.should have
paid well for it--a hundred dollars, per..
haps. I wondher If Lily Edison would give
me twenty nowv 1"
"I'll try," she utttered, resolutely, and
b)egan to coil it up again.
"Lily's hair was of exactly the same
color," she muse.1 arglIously.
"But she lied not 'do 'mucth on all$(e ir
cad as I twipt inip one of these btraids.
he ned o 'a.Wlalighiug, thatt -sh6'*ould
gladly buy pie :for .its, .welght in .gold.
Well, I'll try;
Once more she put on her bonnet, and
leaned over the be4, --- e - -
You shall not dle~for went of wine,
wilie your child Wears a golden crown.
Me shand meste air rival.who had
been her bosom friend two years ago
beautiful Dora Tremaine-but. hansome
enough, her rival having disappeared from
society and being forgotten.
"I wonder what did become of 1)ora I" Ij
Lily would say to herself sometimes, -but 1
she never cared enough to do more than
wonder. Else .she might have Icarned
that. like others, "1 poor but prol. "a
D)ora and her nother had hidden themselves e
In their reverses of fortune, fromi all who 0
had known them in their prosperous dayo ; c
sinking slowly and hopelessly beneath a
"sea of troubles," until at last they left ,)
not even a sign. behind to mark the place a
'where they had sunk to ruin. f,
So Lily Edison's sitiprise was great In- p
deed when her maid usliered Dora unan- n
nouinced into her boudoir that evening. ti
Tho pale girl came forward. with out- a
stretched hands and ecitea eyes 1hat saw i
no one but Lily. .p
" Do you remember mc ?' she asked v
almost wildly. Wo were dlear friends and ti
schoolmat.es once, you and 11" . he pulled R
the faded crape bonnet from her head. a
"See! you used to envy my golden crown. 0
It's all that's left of those old days. My s
mother is siek-we need money very sore- b
ly. Lily, will you buy .my hair ? " n
And she took out the comb, and down b
the glittering treasua fell, Lo more like a si
gol(ek) crown, but a cloak of shi6ng beau- e
ty. -Doi h6ld It up In tier trembling hand. a
"Buy it for Heaven's sake ! " she said, y
and burst Into a storm of tears. 'lIelpme c
save her life I" a
And - then, before Lily could gather r,
breatli foia reply, a firm hand caught Dora s
and plAced her in a chair, and a brusque,
deep voice, somewhat shaken with emotion 1
said : of<
"II am your customer I There, there, cry 0
my poor child, ery all your grief away. ti
Yon'rewith irieids-look up and see If f
you don't know Ine ?" C4
Dora looked up to the speaker's face. tr
"Icor -1 ray!" glic cried, amd hid her t
face in anie. "You herel I thought u
Miss Edison was alone. I ti-oight--" i
1."That she would buy your crown of .
gold," said the old doctor, merrily. "So si
she would, I've no doubt, be glad of the g
chance; but. I've bought it. Whiatever shi b,
olers I'll double, my dear; and you're 1)
bound to sell't" 1i ffhiest, bidder. Be. a
sides, it wouldi do Misi Lily no good. 1'm11 b
treating tier for the headache already.' a
"And what will you do with it,?" crted r
she, who by this tleime ,vas embracinr her
"Keep it on the ori'ginal owners head
until I want It," said the old man. "How
much (dO you bid, Miss Lily ?"
"A hundred, and here's half of it to a
So Dora went home In the old doctor's
carriage, and in his company and care' y
Ile hugtied when she apologized for their
miserable roon. "Pooh I pooh P" said he.
"I % as present when you made your first
alteauanceo in this world, child. You 1l
hadn't even your crown of gold then.
Poor enough, forsooth I You needn't ever C
mind me. Who's been attending mothert"
"Dr. Charles Osborne," she told him tim- i
idly, an( a blush stole over her pale, beau
Liul face. Then -as she saw him start and
give a long whistle: a
"Do y.op know him, sir?"
"e1d of hini." sird the old main, brus
quecly. '.4mart -feu,ve, but poor.". Well, d
well, your mother Is'm19 old patIent. You fc
shall pay nin, and i'i takd this case my
lie did. Took it to his own luxurious
house, thence to the seaside--restored Mrs.
''reaine to health at last, and surrounded o
both her and Dora with every comfort. fc
"How are we ever. to repay you ?" the cl
girl asked him, and his an-swer fairly took
lier breath. II
"I want a wife," said le as ab-upt.ly as ll
usual. ''Your crown of gold is mine, Dora,
will you give me all Lthe rest C"
Poor Dora I What is a crown of goldr
compaired to a heart ? She had sold the
frst. After aill, no one seemed to want~ the
atter, she thought sadly. She had neither t
ieen inor hieardl of-amid then she checked bi
lierself aind left Charles Osborne's name uin
itteredl and reminded herself of the debt of
gra.titudie to Dr. Gr-ay.
"'I owe y'ou more than my13 life," she -b(
iighed, " but, I have no0 heart to give you. cc
if 11.3 resiect, esteemT-if my dleep grati- ec
uide will sullece you--"
"ey will,"aid the old man. "I ha- ge
lveyuovmedearly luito the bargaIn. at
Will you give mei your hand, ptay C' w
"Yes," she sighed andiu placed it ha his ki
reluct ant'y. . 1-he gave it a sounding kiss. w
hmat lucky dlog, mIy nclephv 1" and lhe di
hirow open the door. " Conme in, flh
Dharley," said he. "Hero-I gIve you a wv
wIfe I" d
A son of Massena, a Field Marshal of in
F'rance, under Napoleon, died in the alms- of
lmouse at Salem, Oregon, recently. This
elon of Massena occuied a hIgh posIt,ion
n Eliopo In dlifferent Cicalkles, but wvhen
lhe "child of victory,'' as Napoleon stir.
med his father, lost fnvor swith the soy- (il
3reIgn on account of his rapacity andc cra- 1
3lty, the family lost its hIgh p)ositlon in the b
>1d world and Miaesena, ;2110 was .but yet Cl
i boy, w,as compelel to amake his own fu ai
ture, Hoe'recelved a thorough educatIon at
11nd entered a mlonasAtery. 13ecomIng die- ~
Saltisliedl ,wjth Roman Caitholcism, lie lef. ~
ite Ohitit-chi and uIaited on a tecturtng tour
through England, where ho met his wife,~
lie l's described as beIng In that land one of th
the most fastIous of men. Joing to i
America,, a ;series of disasters b)efell thim,11
which soured his temp1lter to such an ox
tent, tLilat he became cruiel In the extreme,I
ad the Fereemnasons were compelled to re
fuse him recognition and( to extendl an a11d- I
big hand to his wife. Ills stay In this i
country hans been one of misery, and so low' CC
(d1d hIs cIrcumstances becot/ tilat he owas
comlpelled( to beg andJ finally seek refutge Int
a poor house, where he dIted of dro psy. I *
lie 3eems to 'have'ierlted mill the Instincts
of, pa~ j.)luptrious father, of whom it hase 0
hoch seid': ''" ils private chmaracter wts
stained by imp)utations of meannessad
rapacity, whIch took dlefinite form Ina
serIes (If charges brought against him 1
by3 the Inhabitants of Alarsellica, -Napoleoni P
called hhu a robber- and offered' himn a i
present'of 1,000,000 frdnes if ho would dlis-.
continue his peculmatlons. lie paId little 0
aftg}Tn ea~zh dtiscIpline or comfort of E'
fife troofsDy whom lie was oordially dis
liked. " ________SI
Our own heart a f
formsi our trpeo hoMor
A Chieso lneral
Alh Sing, Chinese merchant, was burk
!cently in Chinatown, San Franisco. ''l
Drpse was encased in a handsome colili
berally studded with plated screws at
andles, which wits exposed to the publ
itze under at white canopy erected in Di
ont street. The stand itself was liberal
Liorned with gilt paper and puecock feati
rs, while it the foot of the collin, on a se
nd table, a large quantity of Celestial del
tcies were spread out, which were to a
mpainly the departed soul to the abode <
uss. A iniaitttre image of the Chin(o
eity spread his hand benignly over ti
ast, and there was no lack of candles an
unk. A band of professlonal femal
iourners fllled the air with cries and lamej
ktions. At noon a Chinese band put in a
ppearance, but the cetononies for a whi
'ere carried on by one man only. Th
erson, dressed like an ordinary Chinama,
'ith the exception of wearing a black-clot
irban studded with brass ornaments,playc
pair of cymbals and a bell, chanting u
ni accompanlment I he great and good deed
F the departed. The band began playin
I oon as It he had finished, and were joine
y the mourners in a grand chorus, the ft
ales bumping their foreheads on the col
estones. The ceremonies on Dupou
reet lasteg about three hours. At tit
ose of tite set-vices tle collin wis placed i
hearse and conveyed to the Chintese grav<
ird. Tle hearse was'preceded by a hac
)mtining thie Chinese band, beating bell
id gongs, which were suspended from tli
of ofthe carriage by ropes. Next wet
:veral cnrriages filled witi piolessionu
onrners, who we-e arrayed in whit
Leks, anid with white biands about thei
>reheads. There were further a numbe
[ carriages containing the friends and rela
ves of tle deceased, which In turn wer,
ollowed by the heame. hc hearse an
>iin were as elegant as the most, Celestii
ste could wish, ad were looked upon h)
c !iuathen.t who drove an express Wagmot
itne<hately behind It with trunnphant sal
fr tion. ihis express wagon contained
.8" of atll, a whole roast pig of confortabl
ze, a number of chickens, browned by th,
merous heat on the baK-oven, a larg
>wI of rice, a dozen broiled crabs, a nt1un1t
r of bot tIes, presumably Illied with liquor
so cups, saucer-9, bowis and chop-sticks
side tie usual lot. of joss paper, stick
td candles. When tle proces!ion ha
achled the outskits of tle city it. halted
1d the good things of this lifo were terl
rly transferred to one of .the carriages
ith the exception of one poor old her
hose meagre limba gave promiseof an all
trthly jaw-defying toughness, one crab
td three little ;bowls of rice. The bi
mg was unstrung from the roof of th
tek, the pillowslips and bandages remove
onm the mourners, and the procession (i
ded, the smaller number of vehicle
llowing lte hearse. At rived at the grave
trd of the Fok Wang Tovg company
e grave-digger wa% diligently sought fot
e is an irishman, and he was founa
easantly engaged feeding his pigs o
it nese funeral chicken. As phlilosephica
any grive-digger, he never said a word
it, seizing his spade, pitched it into th
ound at a place Indicated by a line, aLq I
were phinting a row of potatoes, and dtt
grave. Just as silenltly the collin wa
awn out of the hearse and placed into th
ave head first. the foot end being pu,he(
wn iWith tle spade. Then ie spoke ul
r the first time. "Where's you- brick ?
sahl. A bNick, one side of which wit
scribed Wiith a ntimber of characters, wa
-oduced, and, with the spade, placed 0:
e head eld of the cofln.' Meatnwhile tw(
the mourners had spread the feast tt thi
ot of the grave. Tea was poured into th
ps, the chop-sticks were placed by th
le.of the rice bowls, and the crab glowe(
at the setting sun. Others had been bus
,hting punk-sticks at the head of ever
fvi withttm the in:>sure, atnd whoe the
schied'the last.and thehr own thtey lit, thre
.art and thlick wax candles. Each miourn
thereupon mlade thre-e low sahntt bcfor
o grave, and then the dishles wet-c over
rned and thte food left on the arountd,
sket ful of papler, punk and joss-stiek
are butrned, andl the grave-dilgger- fell ti
idfllled the grave. The Chinese witht
ew after having drank the contents of
ittle which had been a part of tite do
asQd's feast, but which thtey had taket
re not to leave on thte ground. Half at
ur- aftet-ward the htarem of thte dead Mon
I1, consisting of three moon-eyed beauties
r-ived at thte graveyarrd In a hack. Thte:
erc ntot admnitted to theo cettetery, but the:
nd(ledl a bottlire among the sage bushes
ltteI'n wore bur-ned old clothes, books
mtk, trd p)aper, a large quantity of wha
sy have been cheese or tutrnips, atnd ttn
y other mysterIous thtmgs. When tht
e was at Its height the women bowed 1ov
ith clasped hands several times, atnd thtei
parted without having cast eveni oneo loo1
the <tlrection where their former lord ant
ater Will be butired until such tIme as lb
sorpt,iont of the grotund shatll htave pt,t ha
lit conditin to be reahipped to thte lamc
6 Mountlta i t the Plae of a Lake.
In tIhe latter- part'of D)ecemaber 1879, th
rthquake mnovementa were particutlarl'
arked, in San Salvador, andI accomnpa'nict
a hotrriblo rumbling sound' beneanth lth
rut, whicb, mtoro than Its trembling
d oscillattins, sptread terror thrtoughI th,
eadly alartmed piopulat,ion. Otno nigh
fewer thaon 150 distintct shocks wvere felt
d the people abandotned thteir htouses It
Omay. During the succeding days of the
anth thte movemetnts coiatinuted, and on
o ntighit that .a troeendous stubterrancat
tonation wats htetard, like the discharge o
alvy' catnnotn,stucceeded by thre-e sutccessiv<
ocks of great violence, whIch were fel
roughout the enttiro republic, and, Int th
ttmedbyite theater- of thtelr action tlnishte(
e ruin thteir predecessoras had begun. I
e vicintity of thte lake a rainstorm followv
I, of suchl violence as hats not been experi
iced for- yeat-s, thte rtsh of watera carrtyitj
the lake vegetation, so I, trees, ant
'erythintg in their way, makIng httge gul
ta, rend(erling useless 'somec valuable land
theo margIn of tire lake. Theo waters o
.0 lake, htastead of appeaing to be n11
elitWUdlipthidargdj - tdditiont to thel
>lumae, actually dimtinished. As the waite
thted conical-shaped peaks or hills ap
mared In thte cetnter of the lakei while tht
ater sulrrotmdilng thnem was In a state c
nnmtotlon as thtotught it were boiIng, tan
SexamInation It was found that its tett
tu;aturo had materially Incoreased. Fror
ud highest of thtese peakts, whIcih ate com
antly increasIng, In sze, smoke, - vapot
ad f,lame issu,ed, the columu rilsing as hig
that which Issues from the Izale~ an
b mthe capital, dlstao
'1hat's Their Afrair.
d We saw 111n11 In the distance. lie was
10 sitting on a rail fence by the side of a coun
1, try road. lie held his chim In his hand,
Ills eyes were fixed, and his whole appear
C ance was that of a man in deep thought.
Ile was a book agent ; for we saw at his
Y feet the leather case which carried his
treatsires. Occasionally he glallced upward
and gave a sigh and then relapsed into tie
-same perple.xed thought. We passed by,
but no confident smile passed over his face,
if Ie did not leap down to meot us and kindly
C take us into his confidence in regard to tile
C value of ls book, but let us pass witholit
I 1ven raising his eyes. We were greatly
C surprised and puzzled at his unnecountable
abstractednesq, and came to the cohlitsion
that he mu111st Iave met his equal in produ
C cing chin imusic, and been vianquished, or
s else lie is likpelessly sinitten by momio fair
1, damsel in yonder house. No, because ho
never even looks that way. We will go
d back and disturb him anyway.
.9 "Young iau, caln you tell me who lives
8 yoider ?"
"r iIf I caun get it my fortune is made, " lie
LL mnuttered, and then, "Oh, yes, sir, excuse
lite:, of course, It's by the Rev. Mr. Peters.
It will be invuiluablo to you and your fam
t ily," said lie, taking his booic out of Iis
D sl rap.
11 "1 don't iean your book ; I want to
- know who- lives in yonter house. You
k. seem puzzled: what is it that bothers you?"
8 . "Well, fact is, I am bothered, you see.
0 A thought struck me an([ I was figuring.
L- Thl-ere's a fortune in it. I just waist it for
I a few Counties well pI)lIAted, an1d my for
e tune is made. 1
r "What ? What is it you want."
r ''Why," said he, touching sme Onl the
- breast at each word, "I wiut the agency
D for that sound condenser, aurophoie, or
I whatever you call it."
I "Do you think everybody would buy
"Yes, at from *5 to $10 apiece. Look
- here I Old Jones li a daughter who goes
walking and riding with fellows. lie
U wouldu't give $5 or *10 to ride behind and
U hear every word, would lie Oh, no ! I'd
C take him alone, and he needn't let, the fani
- ily know, you know. And then, the old
womaun-she wouldn't like to kr.ow what
]her neighbors said about her, just after site
left, would she? or hear Smith and his
I wife when they had their little differences?
, Oh, i guess not I Do you think there
- would be anybody in the family, down to
the hired girl, who would not buy one?
I'd make everyone think he or she was the
- only person in the family wILo had one."
" But, iy dear fellow, you would make
ithe whole world at swords points; with each
other. Don't you know people say things
about others sometimes which they don't
really mean, but, which would be taken inl
- "Yes; but that's their affair. Perhaps
they would learn to forgive easier. Id
bike may fortune anyway. You bet, I am
I going straight to New York, as fast as rail
(roadis will carry nie, and I don't care if I
sell just enotigh books to keep -'rIglt side
tip. 1Il interview Edison, and get that
lagency, or bust." At this lie went oil at, a
f furious rate, like iL man going for a fortune
left by.an old relative.
A Safe Plan.
A gentloal whose face had a look any
thing but pleasant, purciased a postal card
at, the postollice, w Detroit. and took upi a
pent and wrote for about two minutes with
a determined hand. Then, as lie blotted
the card, lie asked the stamp clerk:
"Is it against postal rules to call a man
a liar on a postal card ?"
The clerk thought it was, and the man
tore up t.he card, bought another, and after
r writing a few lilies imimred:
"it can't be against the rules to call hin
a villain, cani it?"1
Th le clerk again decidecd It was, anud a
thsird card waslL purchsased. 'This time the
man pondered over Isis lisnes, signIed his
nsamie anld said:1
"I have wvritten here thsat lhe ousghst to be
in jsail for his contduct. Is that against the
'rhe clerk said lhe wouhin'Ltldare runm the
risk himself andt the indignaint Citizen tore
thse card Into ak dozen0 i(ces asnd exelalim
"Go to IIalifax withs your old postoflice!
I won't send any card at all but I'll wany
lay the fellow and knock the Lop of lis
A Dootliack (Sves Poinats on Stocks.
A bootblaick tackled a New York citizen
In Broadway not long ago, and saidl the
streets were sluasy, abnsost everybody
w,ore overshoes, business was bad, and
aaliked hin -for a quarter to get a nights
lodging, saying, "If' you'll give it to mue
I'll give yotu ap)oint on stocks." 'rie citizen
wave himi a quarter and the boot Wack sail,
"Now, when yoLu go down tt W~all street
in the msorning you buy Iron Mounatain;
buy lots of it; It's goisng usp.'.' ''Why do
you know anythig about Iron Mountain?"
lsked the manLI. The. bsoy mentioned the
name of a wvell-knowns Wsall street operator
and said: "I blacked hIss boot.s to-dlay andt
while I was (10om' It he said to a friensd as
wvas with hshn, "'iron Mountamlil's UOll'. to
boomn,' says lie. That's how I know It.''
The mni took his p)oinst tothestreet, bought
the stock and made(l 20 per cenlt. Onl his 'In.
vestmsent, for Iron Mouni ain had5( a bsoomn,
What theo Thauumb Does.
Hanve you noticed that whsen you wanit
to take hold of anythsing, a bit of bread.
we willl say, that It Is alwllys the thumb
who puts himlncf forward, andl( thait he is
alwasys on the one0 side by hsimself, while
the rest of the flngers are on the other?i
If the thumsb is not helpinsg nothsing
stops in yousr hand, and you dton't know
what to do with it. Tfry, by waiy of ex
.perimnent, to carry a spoon1 to youi
a mouth without puttIng your thuminb to it,
Sfind you will see how long It will take you
to get through a poor little plateful of broth.
r 'The thumnb Is placed in such a manner
r on your hand that it can face each of time
.;other fingers. one after aniothier, emr all to
a gether as you please ; andl by thils we arc
f -enabled to grasp, as if with a p)air of p)in.
i chsers, all objects, whether large or small.
.The tiand. owe thmelr perfection of use
Sfulness to thIs hsappy arrangement, which
. ha been bestowed on no other anImal ex
copt the monkey, man's nsearest neighabor.
IWhen one is fagged, hfungry and de
f p rossed, the word sems most proba
It was nearly a year ago when lAendville
was lirst shoWing wliat there was In her.
There were several newly-made bonanza
kings aboit )lenver then, and among them
wias a man who had probably never had
$20 Ii his pockels it one tim;- prevlois to
his strike. To him the possession of a
watch wats the nitural evidence of the pos.
seasion of it Coml)petelce, aind ats he had
inade more than a competence, he felt that
the fact should be miliented by the pur
liase of several watches. These he had
deposited ma the Granaud Central lotel safe.
One night he came into the olice very
much tlie worse for litior, lurched tp to <
the desk and hiecoghed out to the clerk :
"Ginine it watch I" A timepiece was I
passed to his unsteody hands, but in (it
deavoring to thritst it into his trousers I
pockets he let it slip and fall upon the
flonr. Without castmng a gimice at. the
fallen wat lch he lirched to tihe counter I
aigain, reached out his shaking hand, mun
tered ill him faculties to the task of speak- I
hug, and then blurted out: "(11mnme
'nther !" Cin the indifference of aifluenre I
go beyond this?
lie was evidently a "1tenderfoot,'' but as
lie stopped before tin old miner and held
out a piece of mienecous granite for his in- a
Ipction, he ad0P at strong effort to look as I
If he(! hld been born with a contempt for
civilization, and that the feeling haid been 1
st eadily growing onl himIi ever sitce. "What ti
(o yoi nake this out to be?" he asked, in
dicating the speciamen with at nod. C
"Ilumph !" was the expressive answer. H
"Go(i quartz or carbonates?" The c
"ho0)nest Miner" turNeA it over in his band
indiffereptly, took ot his knife and picked
aIt it for a While, aid then asked: "Got
much of it ?" "Thotusanlds of tons," an- h
swered the other eagerly. 1Itow mlch a
dto You sippose she'll I run ?" "Can't tell il
nuthin' wilhout an 1assay." "But you cal V
guless, canl't you ; you can guess ?'' "Oh o
yes," answered the baruacle,- "Ianybody at
kin guevs; buit. a gties is liable to be ex- v
traivagait. Now, I shall say-but minid b
ye, I mity go over the mark-I sitouid v
s-a-ta---y, (1 hurning thaespecimiens over aigain ;3
and hol(ling it upl) to the light). I should C
Sa-a-a-y that. if you could save the gold in 1
this and catch the silver aud not waste the 11
lead, that it might, run aboul-well, about A
$2 to the county." -t'
"Ia this my train ?" aisked a t.raveler at
the Kansas Paicille depot of at lounger. "I
don't know, but I guess not," wag the
doubt ful reply. "I see it's -got the nane
of a railroad company on the side, and I t
expect it belongs to them. IlInve you kt
It train anywhere I"
"4Do you like your chamapigne try?" 2
asked A. of B., who didn't know how lie f
liked his champagne, becauisi lie h1ad only
imide his ulrike the day previous iand had
never before seien iany cliampague to which t
lie felt justilled in applying at pronou in I
the possessive cise, "1I (nillo," replied B.,
"but I guess you'd better giniane soic
that's wet. I'm sort o' thirsty.'"
It was 11bou13 elford tha1t the remark
VaLS made : J "Jitm ls so110 right good
points,'' it ran, "bat the great trotible with f
hin is thlat he is always about six leIgths
atheadof everybody's jidgment, iad gaining t
at every jullip." C
"Loiua ii F3olle,r MIo."
Iefo)r the train left 13ay City a few days
ago for Dletroit., a woman nearly six feet 1
tall ind havinig i con.plexioln like a fresh- t
burned brick, entered the depot followed by 11
Ia (log abni1Ost aIs big as a yearling callf. f
ILaving )IrcIIasA I .tIcket, the woman y
stoId beSide the train until the conductor ij
came along, when she led off Witli: i
"You la ve been pointed out to me as the 1
boss of this trailn."
"Yes'll)," wits his Iodest roply. e
"WeVll, I'm going to D)etroit for the old bi
''And1 this di)g is gobaig along with me. r
iIe goes wvhere I go every time in the h,
"Yes, he catn go down otn the baggage- c
"'Not anyt) he can't! Tlhait's what I stop- f~
pod y'ou for. Th'lis 'cre dog is going 'long ~
mt this 'etc car aind nowhere elseI" '
"'Thle rules of the road-.-'
"'liules be-haunged I My hi an can be ht
banged airound( by every3bodiy, and hie never r
dlemanduts lis rIghts; bat LiiCndai haai't
T[homats--not b)y a jitg-fnll I"
"'iiilaami, let ne---'
"'I dlon't wvant no clawing off!'' she Inter
rupted, as she peeled a pair of black mit
tenls off hter big red hainds. "I'm going o,
anid the dog's gomg, and what I wtanat to s<
know Is whet her you want; to raise a row a
on th ea ars or haive IItrighat now Iand here!" 'l
Thel condtuctor looked the dlog over and j
wais about to shaike his head when the I
womtan began unatying her bionniet and quiet- a
ly remarked: 1 lkhaP
"'I s'pose, being a amawoman, ita
wouild be no tmorte taln faiir for the diog to ai
sail In with me. Comue here, LeonIusl" ga
"inadam," replied the conduetor as leao
felt a shiver go up his legs, "take youar dog f
anld get aboart I"
"No row after the cars start ?'' tI
'"Then that settles that, and I'm muclh '
obleeged, though you (lid kInder hang otf a
alt first. Leonidtus, foller me and biehave a
'Tho presenit naie for antIque chIna ware tI
smethanes fInds gratifica.ioni from the most ti
extraiordhiiary sources. Not only are the o;
old houses of ancienat famhiis ransacked ra
for- curiouis specInens, but In many In- b
'iatinees buiried deposits have beena exhtumed, ci
Een the sea htas beeni made to give up its d
treaisures of rare wares. Perhaps theo amost It
remnrikttale Instancee of thils Is In connec- st
tioni with the wreck of the bark Goteborg, [I
which took phiuce qme hiundlred andi thirty tI
ye'ars ago, not ini'~ fromu Gothaenbuarg, b
Sweden.e 'his vessel belonged to the East ti
india Company, of Gothenburg, anid was et
oan a homeward voyage from China, laden I,
with sIlks, lini, teas, porcelains and othecr [I
valuable mierehmandlse. From thneo to time d
various atteampts were made b)y wreckorsto n
get at the cargo. Norne of these attempts b
were at all successful until al.out teni years se
ago, when the divers succeeded in obtain- t'
lng samples enough to show that the rest a
of the treasures were well worth the effort ti
involved 4a trylang to brIng them up. b
isating 'was necessry In order to get out
the heavy blocks of tin, and the effects of.
this was to play havoc with.the china~ The I
*iXDaes nfov.d so muoh gronia than the c
receipts that the enterprise wals abandoned.
More recently another attempt was mnade,
this time with greater success. The ship
was found to be in a condition which in
volved the efforts of the (livers in great
roubile. The upper deck was off and the
iecond deck had fallen through, destroying
nch of the china. There was an li
Wtu O se8 quantity of clay in the hold of the
vessel and the divers had to dig through
;even or eight feet of it in order to reach
he china. Fragments of china inter
ilivwrsed through the clay made digging
liflieult and cut the divers hatids. After
nany interruptions and long delay about
wo hundred dozen unbrolon articles of
hIiina were taken out. Among th'ese were
nanty articles which seem to have been li
ended for the Hoyal faminly, as they were
tound to be marked with the kingly mono
trIam. There were ptinch-bowls of curious
lesign and singular workmaisiip, plates
tad eips sutch as have been seldomn seen in
his co ntry, some of the cups being almost
ts thin as egg-shells and of vitreous trans
)IrenCy. The fact that much of this cUri
ms china was stored lin tihe k(el gives rise
0 lihe suspicion that there was an attempt
o smuggle it. It Is said that the whole
tore of china has been recovered fromi the
vrek. Most of it was taken to London,
nd a niiber of title sleciens were
iroualit to New York. The value of these
pecim-ns is, o course. elielly to collec
or's of aIlitique and the lovers of cerinic
rt. The style of decoration is altogether
ifferct from anything that has been in
rdinary use. The porcelain is of a (inality
L-ldom ht1adid here, even iby 4;Xperienced
As Stranlgo as Fl(1t 101%.
All old Texans and the student of the
istory of Texas are familiar with the ill
Alrred Alier expedition, whI:chII left Texas
I the fall of 1811 for lie purpose of in
ading Mexico. The expedition started
ut uider conunand of Gleneral Somervill,
md on the 1911h of )eeember, when in the
icinity of the lRio Grande-, was ordered
ack. After the return of General Somer
iii and a portion of the conumand some
01) men who were left determined on hos
Ie(! demonstrations and elected Willham S.
ishir as commander. The expedi.on
tel advainced on the town of Alier, in
lexico. A detachment arriving there on
te 21s, and (imatlitig pevialons took
ie alcane of the town vwith them as a
ostage. and returned to where the main
ody was camped to wait the arrival of the
rtice-tI( demanded. While the Texans re
niined In camp Mier was occupied by
leneral Ampudia, of lie Mexican army,
rith 2,000 men. Oi the afternoon of the
th of December the Texas forces started
Lr the town and encountered the forces of
L11mpudia, inl Its ViCinit Y, ind a dlght, CisIe(I
i which the Mexicans were driven through
lie town, but still fighting. After several
arleys the represenition of the overwhlchn
rig numbers opposed to them, and prom
ies of generous terms tho Texans were in
tced to surrender. he prisoners were
hen started for the City of Mexico, a num
er being killed en route, and ont arriving
t Salado, on the 25h of March, an order
ras received from 8iiia Anna, directing
hat every tenth mian be shot. Accordingly
no hundred and fifty-nine white and sev
teen black beans, represeIting the n-ti
er of Texans left, were placed in n hoc
nd each man drew, the ones drawing the
lack 1), iS being titken out and shot. in
'Thirnll's history of Texas" occurs the fol
)wing )paragrapl:h "First Amdudia and
ien Santt Anna took a fancy to i mere
id by the name otellill, and young Ifill's
ither and brother were released, and the
outng man sunt, to the best, college in Mex
to. lie adopted the profession of a min
ig engineer, and is still a citizen of
lexico." Mr. 11111, who has vever been
> Texas since the imne lie started on the
peiditioi, left Vera Cruz some days sn c
y the Alexanidre line of steamers foir New
'rleans, at whIch latce ho has already ar
vedl, and will bue in Galveston oin the ar
vai of tile Morgan line steaimer tils morn
ig. Heo is a brother- ia-law of General W.
. Webbu, of llouston, and wilt bte wel
'med in Gailveston by many old Tiexans,
'ho r-emembhered his father on hIs ret,urn
oam Mexico im 1844, when the prisoners
ecrc released. Th'le changes wvrought in
'extis since the dleparture of Mr. 11111,
'en a mere lad, thirty-nline years ago,
ive been of stuch magnitude that it, would
~quiire imore spatce than Is abiotted tils
tragraph)l, for but the bare enuimet-ation of
in 1 .o WHds, oft Giuina.
Af ter patssing the Itapon Raif)ds we saw
ir first caytman, a p)art.icuilarly stolid fellow
>mne fIfteen feet in length. lie kept swim
ring on lia cor-se without taking the
ighitest notice of us. At Aportiere, the
mnctiont of the Essequibo andi iumpiinuni,
te old chief, Joseph, keeps a perfect 1me
[lgertle of p)arrots, macaws, toucans, trunm
3t-blrds, maa, seti-guills, monikeys, dogs,
acouri, turitles, sloths, ducks and fowls, till
)aparently quite tame, and roaming about
though they had no wish to leave thc
lot. I here p)urchmasedl seven ripe bananas
>r a fish-hook. Coboor-ows, a kInd of
indfly, and( miosqutitoes troubled us griev
isly in our course upi the itupununl.- rThe
>mer bit viciously dmtinlg t he day, ati
o nmosrinito3s had their hinings at nIght.
gave a shirt to each of my- Indians for
i- Iie protection against the blood-suckinig
tud blist.ering cobo)orolw. but their legs wore
ill exposed. For myself, I was compelled
> putt on a pair ouf trousers. 'This was an
(cep1tional proceeding on my part, for till
o caime to the Itupununi I liad been able
> revel in the comfort of being free fronm
iese11 ansutndry other articles of conven
onal attire. Of'our secondi night of belnji
i the ITupunuini a few hours after we hay1i
tired to rest an immense tree close by us
roke amid fell, causIng a most apailing
-ash in the stIllness of tile night. My In
Lana Imagined that an evil spirit had (lone
to annoy them, and called out to the p)er
cutor to leave them alone. They averred
at they were carrying a white man into
ecir counh y, and that If the spiIt, did not
shave himself better the white man would
ke (lire revenge. Thie,specles of super
itious regard for tle white man's prowess
so much for the convenience of travelers.
at I confass I should be sorry to see 'It
spelled. The evili apirit, if such' thdreo
'as, obediently left us, and quietness came
ack. It was a lovely, balmy morning, a
If t breeze just stirring, and if it had. not
een for the mosquitoes, exIstence just then
ould have been most placid and delight
ml; wIthout question "lifto would have
een worth living. -
[mpollt9 -s i i ved from t(o~
muireo-- ceie to the di1vine add
FOOD FOR THOUGIIT.
The best navigatton-steerng Clear
of the rocks of contention.
Our actions are our own ; their con..
sequences belong to heaven.
Darkness, solitude and remorse are
grin and hateful company.
A Judicious silence Is better than
truth spoken without charity.
Never refer to a gift you have made,
or it favor you have rendered.
Never anything can be amiss when
siimpleness and duty tender it.
Good temper is like a sunny day ; It
shedS its brightuess on everything.
Truth Is the foundation of all knowl
edge, and the cement of all societies.
lie that buys 1% hat he does not want,
will soonl walnt what he cannot buy.
- It often happens that what we get for
nothing is tihe dearest thing we have.
If yout are toiling In an unrequited
way in life, think how Christ labored.
No womantz Is capable of being beauti
ful who Is not incapable of being false.
Ile w ho thinks he has nothing to fear
froi temptation, is Iost exposed to a
Never relate your misfortune, and
iever grieve over what you Cannot prO
Pedantry consists In the use of worJs '
tinsuitable to the t.ime, place and colu
Sin produces fear, fear leads to boi
dage, and bontiae makes al our duties
Never, whent traveling, be over
boastful of your own naItLon, state, or
Let those who would affectsingularity
with success, first deteritine to be very
.Be constant in what Is good, but be
ware of being obstinat,e n any thilg
t11:1L is evil.
Speakiig inuch is a sign of vanity
1or lie that is lavistk in WoIds is a nig
gard InI deeds.
The Bible has suffered more in the
immis ol hoiest, bunglers than It, hats
Never be afraild of being In the nil
n1orities, so ihatt iinorkites arc based
111)l,np in ile. -
if some folks had their way about
this world how lew people could live
c niforably in it.
What arc a few years of What men
call sorrow and burden-beartaig to au
et,eruity of bIe:sJdtess?
What Is It to part with a fr'e.id whom
we shial I meet, again to what It is to p.rt
wiLh vir tIe anmid honor?
Ala ounce of generous praise will do
more to mit.ake a 1111n your triend titan
a pound 01 faut,-finding.
No matter what may be your station,
you can so live that, men through you
and in yon shall see God.
The best teher of dutios that still
Ie, (lie (11(i to u1s, is the practice of
those we seek and have a. hand.
Over-inquisitiveness, pure and ain
ple, is very exaspurating in mainy peo
ple otherwise very agreeable.
God's providence may seem slow in
dealing with men, but It Is helping
them build character for eteriaty.
Temperate temperatince men and wo
mi are noeeo quite as much as pro
iitory laws or police regulailons.
Every act o1 dissipation and every
li, of drinkenness r,)b the menti l
parts of somae portion of their growth.
A man who puts himself on the
,round ofamoral principles, if the whole
m riId be atgatlust him1, is mightier than
Tjo wvork out our own contenatmentr,
we should labor not so much to increase
mr* sublstanice, as to moderato our do.
Modesty in your furniture, equipalge,
and words will sho0w that your tnind is.
well regulmated, and 'your heart free
Such as thy words are snch will thy
aflfetions be esteemrd ; and such thy
hleeds as thy affections, aand stuch thy
life as thy deeds.
Thue longer we hIve and the more we
think, tihe higher value we learn to put
nm the fricendshhn and tenderness o1
parents and friends.
Whenever we have to establish new
rela. ions wvith any one, iet us make an
'un pie )r ovisionl for pardon, or indul
gence and1( of kindness.
Thlose who can themselves do good
serylice are but as one to a thousand
uomnpaired with thoise wvhocan see faults
In the labors of others.
We should round every day of stlrr
lng action with an evening of thought.
We iare taught nothing by experience
LessCR we mtuse upjonl it.
He substantially great In thyself, and
more thaui thou appeairest unto~ others;
tid let the world be deceived in thee
is they arec in the lights of heayon.
If a man does not make aew acqulain
ance ias hie aidvances through nie, ho
will soonl find hlhnself alone. A man
shiould keep his friendships in constant
Good nature Is the beauty of the
saind, andi, like personal beauty, wins,
ilmnost without anything else--some
times, indeed, in spite of positive de
TIhle happiness of man depends on no
,reed alld no book; it de pends on the
lominlon of truth, whieb is tihe Re
.leem.or auid Saivior, the Messiah, andi
the K(ing 6? Glory.
Men's happiness springD mialnly from
Sloderate troubles, which afford the
mind a healthful stianlus, aid are fol
lowed by a reaction wilich prodIunes a
aheerfulI flow ot spirits.
0, glorious laughter, thou man-tov
Ing spirit, that for a tinme dothl 'take
the burden from the weary back, that
loth lay salve.to the weary feet, bruis
od and gut by' flints and snards,
it is,hard to personate .snd act ig part
long; for where truth y notat the bot
tom, nattre' will always be ende&vor.
Ing to retinn and will peep out and
betray herself one thme or anothen.
There are eras in our spirit's exlst.
once, as there aire eras in our fortu nes;''
SFras, when the fate sof the chaf uter ,yv
hamngs suspenddd ujy6tj s6the aottofWi
Abamnl4ohito4axnell in preW t 8lg