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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., MAY 20, 1880. VOL. IY.-NO.61.
The way is long. my darling,
The rodIs rougU #pd stoop.
And fast across thoevening sky.
I see thpqhado*i oweep,
B3t4 Qi 40iove. my.darjing,
No ill to us can come,
No terror turn us from the path,
For we are going home.
Your feet are tired,.my darling.
8o tired the tender foot;
But think, when we are thoro at last,
Row tong the rest and swooti
For loi the lamps a olighted,
And yondor gloaming domo,
Bofore us shining' like a star,
Shall guido our footsteps home.
We have lost the flowers wo gathorod
So early in the morn,
And on we go, with empty Iands,
And garments soiled and worn;
But 0 the4ear All-Father.
Will out to meet us como,
And fairor flowers and whitor robes
Thore wait'for as at home.
Art cold, my love, and famihlied,
Art faint, and sore Ath'irt?
130 patient yet a little while,
And joyous as at first;
For 0 I thopun sots never
Within t1qat lalid of loomu,
And t'ioet shalt oat the broad f life, .
And drink life's wino at home.
The wind blows cold. my darling,
Adown tke mountalu steep,
And thick across the ovening sky
The dargliing shadows creep;
But 01 my lovo. prees onw ard,
Whatever trials come,
For in the way the Father set,
We two are going home,
The Pilot's Reverige.
It was towards night, on ile ~Nwerity-first
of September, 1834, r, small i'niglish war
brig, which had belen fitted out kor the sup.
pression of smuggling, was hizily creeping
along the heavy, nmonotonious swells, just
off the coast of Galway, and on her deck
-was being enacted a scene of somewhat
more thai common interest. The day be
fore she hand captured a small boat, loaded
with contraband articles, together with an
old man and a boy who had charge of them,
and the captain of the brik, whose niu'n'e
was Dracutt, had ordere(! I hat the old sinug
gler should be put in irons. To this indig
nity the old man made a stout resistance,
and, in the heat of the moment, he had so
fur forgotten himself as to strike the cal)
tain a blow. which laid hini. upon tav..decqk..
Such an insult to an English officer was
past endurance, and, in punislineut for
his offence, tile smuggler had been coal
denied to die.
A single whip was rove at the st.arboard
fore-yard arm; and all hands were called
to witnoas the execution. The rope was
noosed and slipped over the culprit's head,
and the runinag end was rove thro' a small
snatch-block upon the deck. Until this
moment not a word escaped.theis of, the
boy. lie trembled as he beheld tift atfiul
preparation, and as the fatal nooso iiss
passed atid drain tight, the colbt forsook
his cheeks, and he sprang forward and
(ropped upon his knees before the incensed
''Mercy; sir, mercy I"
'For whom?" asked the officer, while a
contemptuous stieer rested upon is lips."
"For that old man Whom you are about
"le (lies, boy."
' 'hut lie is my father, sir."
No matter if he were my own father,
that inan who strikes an English officer,
while inl the iperformance of his duty, miust
''But he 'was mnanacled--he was insulltedi,
sir," iurged the hoy..
"'Inlited(,'' rep~eated1 the capitin, '"whlo
* insulted him ?"''
-"You did, sir' replied the boy, while
his face was flushed 'with indignlation.
"Get til, sir, and( he careful that you do
not, get the sany., treatnment,'' said theca.
tain in a savage tonle.cl.
The old man heard this ap~peatl of his son1,
atid as tile tart words drioppIedl from tihe lips
of his captor, he raised lis head, and, while
a look of the utmiost deilatice passed over
his fea~tures, lhe exclaimed:
"Ask no favors, Robert, Old1 hark Kin
tock can (lie asy now syt.y time.
Let them do thiei7Wst. .
. Then turninig to Captain Dracutit, lie
changed his tone to onie of deep suy~plica.
tion, and( said1:
"Do what you please with mle, sir, but
do not harm my boy ; for lhe has (lone no
wvrong. I am ready for yotir Sentence, and
the sooner you finish it the better."
'Lay hold of theQ whip," shouted the
-captain ; "lyhold,' every-man of you, andl
stanid by to run the villamn up."
In obedience to tils eirder, the l'hen
ranged thea~eelves alon o~dqJ ;tand each
one0 lalda1d'd$f tl e tor R rgtJ,(lntock
looke flif, at is ILtbc 1d.&ii'n'an 1s
eyes along theo line of men who were to be
lia execuitors. But not one sympathizing.
or pitying look could lie trace, their faces
woere all hard and cold, and they all ap
p~eared anxious to consummate'thelr murs
"What," exclaimed the boy, wvhilo a tear
started from lls tremblIng 11(1, ils there
-not one even, who can pity ?"
''Up WiIm hinm " shouted the capt ain.
--Robert buried his face in his hands, anid
S ,theo next m at his flither was swinging
*from tih0 yfl< htr. -11e heard the8 passing
rope and tile creaking block, and( hie kinew
-that ho was fatherless.
Half an hiour airoiwards thie boy knelt
by thQfldo ot Lighgatly corpse, and a aim.
-plo prayer escap~ed lls lips. T'hen another
how, muirmuiring sound1 caime up .fromi his
Jutt ag th~e old ma s #ddf~lfd froin the
gangway into the wvater', a vivkl ilash of
lightning ~rM.ci ,tihrouigh ;the' heavensg
and In another moment -the dread atillery
of nature seat forth a roar so long and, loud
that the men actualipIacte thQf IhairdSht'
thleir ears to shuthAt itA Dednnokr'
-Robert KICntock started at the sound; andl
--what caused dread in others' bosomns, sont a
thril 9 (neen t~ojhis ~'wp,11 m
Ohf eve e iovenge"hem -
-9rIsen beneath. the power of the sudden
from the deck of the brig, save the break
lug of the sea. was the fearf ul, craggy shore
ts flash after lash of lightning illuminated
* *"Light, hol" shouted a man forward;
and the next moment all eyes were directed
to a bright light which had.suddenly flashed
up among the distant rocks.
The wind had now reached Its height,
and with its giant power it set the ilifated
brig directly upon the surfrbouind shore
of the rocks and reefs, and every face, save
one, was blanched with fear.
In vail did they try to lay the brig to the
wind, but 'not a sail would hold for an in
stant, until at length the men imanaged to
get up a fore and main-storm stay sail, and
then the'brig stood for a short time bravely
up against the heavy sea. But It was evi
dent that even should the brig succeed in
keeplug to the wind, she must eventually
be driven ashore; for. the. power of the in
setting waves was greater than that of the
"Boy, do you know what that light is?"
asked the. captain, as he stood holding on
to the mhin rigging to keel) his feet.
"Yes, sir, replied Robert, "it is Bully
"Whit Is it there for?"
"It marks the entrance of a little harbor,
sir. that lies back of it."
,"And,. can ft be entered -by a vessel of
this ilze 1" asked thocaptali, vghille a gleani
of-hope shot across his face.
"0, yes, sir, a large ship can enter at
"And do you know the passage ?"
"Yes, sir, I have spent my whole life on
this coast, and know every turn of It."
"Can you take the brig In there in this
"Yes, sir," answered the boy, while a
strange light shot from his eyes.
"And will you do it?" eagerly asked the
'"On two conditions."
"Name themn quickly.
"The lirst is that you let me go in peace;
and the next, that you trouble none of the
smugglers, should they happen to be there."
"I promise," said the captain, "and now
set about youi- work. But, mark me, if
you deceive me, by St. George 1Il shoot
you ou thu Inuieni."
The brig was soon put before the wind,
and Robert Kintocik stationed himself upon
I lie starboard foreyard arm, from which his
orders were passed along to the holinsman.
The bounding vessel soon after caie with
in sight of the rugged crags, and the heart
of every man leaped with fearful thrills as
they swept past a frowning rock, which
almost grazed them as they passed. On
flew the brig, and thicker and more fearful
became the rocks, which raised their heads
on every, side.
po0,i shouted the boy.
"Port it is."
"Ay, ay, starboard it is."
"Steady-so." "Steady it is."
At this moment the vessel swept past an
overhanging cliff and just as a vivid flash
of lrghtning shot through the heavens and
revealed all the horrors around, a loud shout
was heard from the young pilot, and In a
moment all eyes were turned toward him.
Ie stood upon the extreme end of the yard,
and held hmnself by the lift. 'lu a moment
more he crouched down like 'a "tiger after
his prey, and then with one leap he reached
a projecting rock.
"Revenge I revengeI" was all that the
doomed men heard, as. they were swept
away in the boiling strge beyond.
"Breakers 1-a reef ," screamed theman
"St arboard-quick I"
But it was too late. Ere the helm was
half tip, a slow, tremendous grating of the
brig's keel was distinctly felt, and the next
Instant came a crash which sounded high
above tilt roar of the elements, and the
masts wvept sweeping away. to leeward,
fpllowed In a few moments by large masses
of the ill-fated vessel's wreck and cargo.
Shriek 'after shriek wecnt up from those
doomed men; but they were In the grasp of
a power that knew no mercy-the Storm
King claimed them foir his own.
'Thme next morning a party of wreckers
camne dlowni from the reeks and movedl along
the shore. It wvas strewed with fragments
of tihe wvreck, and here and~ there were scat
teredi the bruisedl and mutil ated forms of
the brig's crew. Among that party was
Robert Kintock, and( eagei'ly did lie search
among the ghastly corp~ses,- as though there
was one Ihe would( have found. At length
_lw stopped and stocoped over' one, upon the
'shoulders of which weire two golden epau
lettes. It was the captain of the brig-the
murdlcrer of his father I The boy placed
lisa foot on the prostrate body, and while a
strange light, beamed fr'om his eyes, and a
shuddl~er passed over hia countenance, lie
"Father, you are fearfully revenged I"
fThe boy spoke tr'uly. Fearful In its con
c'eption and f'earfuml In its consummation,
hadI beeni the "Pilot's Revenge."
The Eni tde
A Comstocker who was having his hair
cut gave the barber particuilar instructions
not to remove a long lock that projected in
ti pQngvwhat unsightly way from the front.
of his head:
"It don't, become you," said the barber.
'"Can't hellp that," said the customer.
"Better let ime take it off," said the bar
"Just you leave it. as it Is," said the man.
"But," persisted the barber. "I can't
give you a smooth, decent cut if I leave the,
hair so long In front. It wtdl look very
bad. I can't 'ace what you want it tfet
there for ?"
"That's because you don't' know what it
Is-you don't know the use bf It,."
"1.know that .It's a bu'nch of haIr and
know thiat It's unbecoming just where it Is."
"\e s; it"'is a bunch of hair, and .it is
something mori, than a bunch of: hir--it's
the fatipily rudder."
"Tlfo family what ?" '
"Thd fahiliy rudder. When thlngs'dtin't,
go rIght at honuafhiy wife always grabs that
lock of hair. 8h1 ~ l jel lost without
a that she can
al eigt cou rse, so
to s'peak--and when I go in~ the right,
course, tihe wholp family go in thie~right
courhe atnd alle .wellh, - 19e gol'used' toIlt
notan~ don'tsmiind it.' Should 'I lose my
hair eep~cine .14, *rilehop)d you - e
niea goutoh over, th~ere .1qui bn
no way of steerin 'ifme,' should become
unn)anageable, anrd adommer 6t later a total
wrdek No, sir; 4og - - distb the
"Do you know the prisoner?" asked the
"Never know him sick," replied the wit
"No levity," said the lawyer, sternly.
"Now, sir, did you ever see the prisonel
at the bar."
"Took many a drink with hin at th
"Answer my question sir," yelled th(
lawyer. "How long have you known tht
"From two feet up to five feet te
"Will the court make the--"
"I have, jedge," said the witness. anltic
pating the lawyer ; "I have a nwered the
question. I knowed the prisoner when he
was a boy two feet long and a man fivt
"'It's a fac' jedge; I'm under my oath.'
persisted the witness.
'The lafwyer arose, placed both hands on
the table in front of him, spread his legf
apart, leaned his body over the table, and
" lill you tell the court what yon know
about6 this case ?"
"T'riat ain't his name," replied the wit
"What ain't his name?"
"Who said it was ?".
"You did. You wanted to know what I
knew about this Case-his name's Smith.'
"Your Honor," howled the attorney,
plucking his beard out by the roots, "will
you make this man answer?"
"Witiness," said the Judge, "you must
answer the questions put to you."
"ILand o' Goshen, judge, hait I bin
doin' it? Let the blamed cuss fire away.
"Then," said the lawyer, "don't beat
about the bush any more. You and this
prisoner have been friends?"
"Never," promptly replied the witness.
"What ! Wasn't you summoned here as
a friend I"
"No sir. I was summoned here a Pres.
byterian. Na'ry one of us wasever FriendE
-lie's an old line Baptist with a drop of
Quaker in him.''
"Stand down," yelled the lawyer, In dis
"Can't do it. I'll sit down or staud up
'Sheriff, remove that man from the
Witness retires, muttering, "Well, if lie
ain't the thickest headed chap I ever laid
Homes for the Birds.
For those who care about the outside ac
cessories of home there is nothiig prettier
or that gives a more home-like look than
bird-houses. It looks hospitable and
cheery to provide a home for the little
songsters, and thus bring them around you.
I have lately picked up these -Ideas, and
send them to the bird lovers, so they can
see how easily a pretty bird-house may be
constructed. Old bird cages make beauti
ful swinging bird-houses. Take. crinoline
wires or strips of refuse tin from the yard
of your nearest tinker, and wind them in
and about the cage, forming a rough stir
face, over which apply the mortar; then
thatch the roof, which apply the mortar;
then thatch the roof, which Is easily done
on the wire foundation; fasten the bottom
on securely by binding with wire to the
tipper part, and fasten the door so that it
cannot fall (own. The most primitive
bird-house Is the large, old-ime calabash
geurd, which the early settlers were wont
to cultivate In large quantitles, and apply
to various purposes, among which were
bird-houses. When of fine shape and riV h
and rich color, they form no Insignilehnt
ornamenit, especially when varnished andl
embel hshed with smaller varitities, of
which there arc beauitiful kinds, easily
raised from seed.. By piercing holes and
tising flexible wire these may be maide
tasteful and commodious. Another ad
mirable wvren box is made Qf a cocoant.
shell, by scooping the ment, out through a
cciclar aperture a few inches in diameter-.
Tihese, atraniged in groups against a ,build
iiig or tree, with hanging basket made of
thme same material, and stocked with creep
era suispended( above them, are exceedingly
pretty. Flower pota or hanging baskets
of earthenware make goodi roofs for the
swinginzg bird-houses. These (1181-like
roofs give a Japanese appearance to the
houses, which is Increased by fastening
p~endants-acorns, cones, etd.-arounmd the
edges. Thue pole passes through a large
iized pan, securedl as before, and finished
with the screen of rustlec work. A cluister
of three p~ots against a wvall, with a recep
tacle for vines and creepers in the 'openm
spa5ce In the centre, is another effective ar
rangement; andl a group of two, three or
four cocoantut shells on a bottcm ok orna
mental form, coveredl with rustic work, and
fastenedl on a rose pillar, Is among I hie moat
beautifuil of otir bir-d-housecs. A pole three
feet high (above the center) supp~orts .tihe
roof, which Is made on a frame, and cx
bends above the houses.
A D~ote tory.
(n 1875, a lady sustained thme greatest
loss that can befall a woman, In the death
of her husband under circumstances that
rendieredl tihe blow a more than ordinarily
3rushinag one. So sudden had It been that
no time for preparation or farewell had been
vouchsafed; and the sudden rending of such
t tie, after over thirty years of ever- increas
Ing affection, left her singular-ly d'esolate,
ms she was childless, and without any yery
near relations. Tihe house In which she
lived was completely detached, standing In
m large old-fashioned garden, w~Ih an ox.
ensive lawn, planted with shruLes andl largo
frtult trees, some of which came close to the
win p~s... Agerenda rgg roggmjc-ho~ bc,
of tB ntousg, Tf3 slobing roof )eimg just un
icr tile windows of tihe slgeping-rooms.
Dne night, while in .the first ?freshness of
ier sorrow, she went to her bedroom,- at
the back, of tihe hopse, at her usual thour-e
ten otclock. It Was in the' h'ionth of e
sember,.und gurtaims , were drmwn,- anj a
fire burilng In the grate. " Half miechishleal
ly she walked to thme .dressing-Aabje, which
atood beford tfieWiln'dd, and vas 'In the
upa 'ng 1ierw tclm upn It, wen alms
a moan, of paIn, half a plahitlve appeal, and
dltogethmer such as she had nevel, heard be.
ore. With sus epded bfgah,.and geat
ty startle, she hItened. It ea(Aso again,
rdw, she fougn~,i Inpoeil to renhal
alone in the room and with a feelingof some
.thing like terror,she hastened to an adjoining
apartment, summoned a friend who was
staying with her, and brought her, back to
the room. Tih sound continued, and her
friend bemg unable to account for it, the
servants were rung up. The room was
carefully searched, drawers were opened,
every article of furniture that could contain
any living creature, or give any clew to the
origin of the sound, was examined. The
noise all the time continued, sometimes
louder, sometimes softer, but never quite
ceasing; and all that coulh'be decided was
thit it was most distinct in the neighbor
hood of the window where the lady had
first heaird it. The servants, seeing how
imuch affected iy it their mfistress wAs, and
being unable to find any cause for it, had
tried to persuade her it must be the wind
in the chimmey or the trees outside; but
the night was caln, and the sound was
altogether so strange, and it seemed to all
so ilike anything they had ever heard be
fore, the most ingenious theory failed to
account for it. More and more the belief
that it must be something supernatural uin
pressed the lady's mind; and though event
ually it ceased, and silence succeeded, even
the presence of her friend, who remnided
with her at night, (id not re-assure her suf
ficiently to induce sle).
In the morning the mystery was explain
ed, so far as so strange an incident was
capable of explanation. The gardener had
observed the day before a white pigeon in
a large pear-tree that grew close to the win
dow of the room the lady was occupying.
le was imich surprised, for there was no
pigeon cote near. and lie had never seen the
bird belore in the garden. As the day wore
on, finding it still remained in the tree, lie
made several attempts to catch it; but al
ways eluded him, pertinaciously returning
to the tree. When lie told his story, no
doubt co :ld be felt that, breaking the
silence of the night in that retired spot, it
was the voice of the pigeon that had sound
ed so strange and unaccountable; but the
lateness of the hour, when birds of itg
kind have, as a rule, long gone to roost,
and the possibility of a (love being I here at
all never having occured to any one, none
had recognized it at the moment. From
the distinctness of the note-for all present
had fancied the ioise might be in the room
-it was evident the bird must have been
en the roof of the verandIa immediately un
der the widow. In the morning it had van
-ished, and was neverseen again; although
the lady desirous of ascertaining if it were
really a pigeon, and with some idea, if it
could be found, of keepiug It, gave oters
that it should be traced, and if possible se
cured. Dismissmng from our minds as un
tenable anything that here savors of what
is termed the supernatural, one is bound to
admit that it was a strange and touching
coincidence that brought a bird so familiar
to all minds as an emblem of wedded love,
in apparent loneliness and distress, to utter
its plaintive lament at so unusual an,
hour under the witdow of 'one grieving un
der such a beieavement as hers.
Bijah was singing and dusting off the in
dia-rubber cat, when a farmer who haut
walked eleven milles through the mud to
consult the oh( janitor on agriculture, en
tered, and when he-had been made to feel
at home he remarked, "I've read about
your ranch in tihe papers, and I've a few
questio P to ask you." "Purceed-pur
coed, my friend," was the cheerful answer.
'I have had a dispute with my wife as to
the proper time to plant root beer, " contin
ued the old man. "She says it ought to be
planted In ApriI, and I say not till June.
Whatd6 you say?" "Hem-4hem-yom,"
coughed Bijah as lie arose up and walked
around the room. He grew palo clear up
to his ears, his Knees wobbled, and it was
sofhe thne before lhe could brace up and re
ply, "My frIend, go home and- tell your
wife that she doesn't even know thme first
princip~les of agriculture, though I don't
doubt that she can sew the eye right out of
a needle and build time nicest loaf of bread
in the Slate. Root beer, sir, should be set
out in June--about thme tenth clay of June,
at ten o'clock in the morning." "Tihanks I
thanks I" c.vclaimed the grateful man, as
he extended his hand. "Now then, second
ly, my wife claims thait thme roof of a cow
shed should be lahnnedl at a quarter pitch,
while I claim an eighth pitch. What us your
opinion i" "My friend," aftswered Bijah,
"your wife is doubtless the sweetest wo
man in the world, but she lacks the eye of
an artist.' A cow-shed roof should never
have less than an eighth pitch, and down
in Mexico I have seen 'em with as high as
a twentieth pitch, and bay windows put on
besie's." TIhme~man shook hands again,
ox pressedC, his unady inzg gratitude, and con -
tinned: "QO n oro question: My wife
claims that onions cannuot be rated iuder
the hieadl of crops, while I claim that they
can. Pleasd decide thaut." "my dear sir,
I haven't the least doubt that your wife
wears a No. three shoe, and quotes Latin
like a duck; but If onions are not a 'crop,'
then I am a b~ald-head~ed Pawnc1 and
ought; to b''heg f6Hiinmrder..Ohios are
not only a crop, sir, but a product." And
the old -janitor signified -thmat" the 'audiened'
was at end.
A Lon~g Fall. ,
A singular accident occurred at gie steel
works, at Harrisburg, Pa., recently, in
which a man fell.sixty-flve feet through the
stack of a hot furnace, without breaking
any bones or seriously Injuring himself.
Frank Lameka,-an emp~loye of' the works,
while engaged on the telp of No. 2 furnace,
having started the hose to play water into
the furnace to cool it off, lost his balance
and luhnged in, fallingg k it. gAye feet
before lie struck the obst.ftiti e ijf ie fur
ntaco, when hie bounded fifteen feet further,
and rolled out at time bottom of the stack.
When thme fright fumi disaster wasdiscovered,
~the wildest exciternent 'prevalled among
the employee, and for a time a' panic was
imminent, but order was soon restored, and
every attentIon paid to the,Injured man
possible undetr the circumstances. He was
tamkei to his home at; E'wington, where
medical attendance soon arrived, and after
the monist careful examinaition It was found
that the mn-ha -received no fetalUnjtIsi
and'nobohal 'e roken.' -s Hiaos6 suif
fered time most .injuq'y, that having been
lacerated and'bruised very severely, caums
ing it to swell ver-y much. -'lhis Is the
most miraculouis escape any manever made
at any of thme Ironworks in that 4ity and the
fall of elg tegreet, throioth a athiltkek,
to the ground beneath, without pausing in
stant death or breaking g 'boun,- ijpy be set
down as the miosi frigitful over heard of ut
Tie EigIih Snaipe.
A peculiarity of a good snipe ground Is
its seeming inexhaustibility. A well stocked
but small haunt of quail, prairie chicken,
or any land bird save snipe and woodcock,
is soon depleted by sharp shooting, nor
will it recover until the following season.
But with snipe the case is wholly different.
You raise pmssibly a hundred birds to-day,
and kill off a couple of dozen. To-morrow,
there seeins about as many, and your suc
cess corresponds with that of yesterday;
so through a whole week, perhaps, with
uppart-dy no marked addition or subtrac
tion from the qintity of gamne when
you desist. Whence they conie is one of
the mysteries of suipe history. If a very
considerable tract were so laid under trib
ute, such results would excite no surprise;
but when the whole area traveled over Is
but a few acres, it is a matter of astonish
ment. We have In mind a bit of the choic
est kind of snipe ground, a Mile and a half
long, and fron a few yards to an eighth of
a mile in width, that at the height of the
season presents this characteristic in a
marked degree. A couple of guns have
brushed over It for atn hour or two each
morning and evening during a week, taking
off from ten to fifteen souple daily, and
leaving the ground as fat as they found It.
In shooting, remember that they always
rise against the wind ; so make a wide de
tour if necessary, to come upon the wind
ward end of the ground, and then beat to
its furthermost point. The motions of the
bird in the air are very rapid, twisting and
perplexing, and none other require a more
careful observance of their flight before
you can htpe for success In shooting. The
best days for seeking him are when first th
weather has become warni and calm, or
with a southerly, moist breeze, after a se
vere, long, cold storm from the north,
northeast or northwest. The birds take
advantage of the change to feed on the
marshes they half deserted during the
boisterous weather. A warm (lay follow
ing a slight hoar frost is ulso excellent. On
the favorable days the birds lie well,
even in the bare open marsh from which
the Ice and spring freshets have swept, all
covert. They hotake thomselves to little
depressions In the ground, hiding behind
swales, hillocks and little ridges, and div
ing into little sunken spots. Although at
other times they would rise well out of dis
tance When you walked across so bald a
ground, yet now they seem content to rest
after long buffeting with the fierce, strong
winds. Such ground and such days are to
be marked with a white stone by the un
happy man whose good fortune has brought
him timely \here. For Spring shooting,
use wading stockings, high water-tight
leather boots. You do not now need to
travel over a wide extent of conntry, and the
water is of the coldest. In the fall,ordinary
boots, no mtitter how holey, or stout shoes,
with leggings, are better. You must travel
longer distances, and will hardly confine
your whole (lay to this spot. Therefore, the
exercise and the warmer 'water will keep
you safe from harm through wet feet. If
you keep in tmotion, the blood will circu
late freely, and wet stockings feel warm ;
but do not sit down on a log for a long rest,
no matter how wearied, or you will quickly
chill, probably laying the foundation for a
serious cold or future siege of rheumatism.
Twtiah Sees an AIaa, 818nrise.
We heard his horn, and instantly we got
up. It was dark and cold land wretched.
As I ttumbled around for the matches,
knocking things down with my quivering
hands, I wished the sun would rise In the
middle of the day, when it was warm and
cheerful, and one wasn't sleepy. We pro
ceeded. to dre.ss by the gloom of a couple of
sickly candles, but we coid hardly button
anything, our hands shook so. I thought
of how nuiny happy people there were in
Europe, Asia and America, and every
where, who were sleeping peacefully in
their beds, andh did not hamve to get up to
see the liegi sun rise-people whol did not
appreciate their advantages, as like as not,
but would get up in the morning wanting
more boons of Providence. While think
ing these thoughts, 1 yawnied, in rather an
ample way, andI myl) upper teeth got hitched
on a nail over the (door, and~ whIle I was
mounting a chair to free myself, llarris
drewv the windiow curtain and1( salid:
''Oh, this is luck. We shan't have to
go out at all--yonder are the mountains in
TJhis w~as good news, indleedi. It madle
me cheerful right away. One could see the
Alpine masses dimly outlined against the
black firmanent and~ one or two starms blink
ing thlronughi rifts In the night. Fully clothed
and wrapped in blankets, we huddled our
selves up by the wmdn(ow with lighted pipes,
ad fell into a chat, while we waited in
exceedinig comfort to see how an AlpIne1
sunrise was going to look by candle-light.I
Ily and by a delicate, spiritual sort of efful
gence spreadl itself by Imperceptible (de
grees over the loftiest altitudes of the
snowy wastes ; but there the effort stop~ped.
[ said, presently:
"Thmere's a hitch about this sunrise some.c
where, It dloesn't seem to go. What dot
you reckon is the miatter with it,?"
"I don't, know. It alppears to hang fire
somewhere. I never saw a sunrise act like I
this bef ore. Can it 1)e that the hotel Isr
playing anything on uis?''
"0f coturse not. 'rho hotel only has at
proper interest In thme sun; it lia nothing ~
to do with the management of it. It Is a a
precarious kind of property, too; a succes
iron of total eclipses would probably ruin
thils tavern. Now, what can be the matter
with the sunrisei"
Harris jumped up and said:
"I've got it.. I know what's the matter
iwith it-we've been looking at the place
whe(re the sun set last night I" . -'
Six Years ago.
Eliza Duke, large and etout, accused her
mnaband, John, of "lickhiig" her. John Is
as thin as a Surrogate's seal, amid dtoesn't
ook as if lie was capable or harder work
han licking'a postage-stamp. Whten in the
Jourt of Speplal Sessions recently lie
>leaded guilty to the charge, and claimed
hat his wife had Walloped hm with a
~lothes-pole. Is shirt front was covered<
with blood ; he said that the Eflicer hai:
truck hinm on the head with a club. The -1
ourt tried to figure out how he could twist 1
is hitad around and got the front of hIs 11
mblrb bloody, but failed. "Haven't I seon<
on somewhere before '' asked. Just Ice t
hiffy, who has a faculty. of remembjerig I
aces. "Yes, your Honor, six years a50-'
'Where t" ".In any hf~uss efi Blateenth1
4reetk at a wedtillegr" reply Ibrought :
lown the house, and 1erpotatort
nd witneee toare-tc~ Q~ji d
n, and Jo~hn esesp~d wt'4 '~ ~ n
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
at The truly rich man is he who pritys.
W Will petitions that do not move the
a heart of the Sunpliant move the heart
,d of Omnipotence?
is A good constitution Is like a money
r- box-its full value is never known until
e it has been broken.
, Taking a penny that does not belong
*e to one removes the bat rer between In
Y tegrity and rascality.
Tho raven is like the sltanderer seek
Ing carrion to feed upon, and delilghted
1g when a feast Is foun d.
Humility Is the Christian's reatest
honor, and the higher men oimb the
f further they are f ron heaven.
Tohe tree of the cross being cast into
the waters of alliction has rendered
them wholesonio and medicinal.
Good prayers never come creeping
0 home. I am sure I shat receive either
what I ask or what I should ask.
e A work of art is said to be perfect In
prop~ortion as it does not remind the
t spectator of the process by which It was
it There Is freqtiently more love in a
n frown than their could be in a sinile:
o "As many as I love, I rebuke and
a chasten." '
f Old men's lives are lengthened shad
ows; their evening suit lalls coldly on
i the earti, but, the shadows all point to
Tie coheiun is an bcinlem of faith; it
springs fron earth to heaven ; the arch
ai symbolizes Mercy-it descends from
i heaven to earth.
e l'otliuinous charities are the very
essence of scilshness, when bequeath
ed by those who, when alive, would
I part with nothing.
- The angels may have wider spheres
e of action, may have nobler forms of
a (duty; but right with them and with us
.l Is orce and the same thing.
8 There i8 little lleasuro ln the world
e that is true and sincere besides the
, pleasure of doing good. I am sure no
r other Is comparable to this.
- Books are the true levellers. They
r givAi to all who faithfully use themn the
3 society, the spiritual presence, of the
a greatest and best of our race.
. There exists in human nature, wheti
L loyal to conscience, a power to neutral
r Ize error, and to incorporate within it
self what Is pure and ennobling.
r We classify our wrongs, and tie up
our miseries with red tape; we pity
Speople by decimaIl, and put our statis
ties away with a satisfied conscience
tow mdany million of men have
trampled out love and solotna vows,
and by giving way to strong drink have
crushed loving hearts, made happy
homes desolate, and at last filled drunk
Whatever your sex or position, life it
a battle it which you are to show your
pluck, and woe be to the coward I
Whether passed on a bed of sickness
or in the tented field, it is ever the
same fair flag, and admits of no dis
Do not aspire to be a great story'
.teller; an inveterate teller of long
I storles becomes very tiresome. To tell
i one or two witty, short liew stories
appropriate to the occasion, Is about all
that one person should iifflt on the
Let the soul be turned as strenuou ly
toward good as it usually Is toward
evil, and you will find that the simple
love of goodness will give incredible
resources to the spirit in the searoh
after truth. Love, with litelloct, will
If love and affection could be won
with gilts and jewels, then, indeed, love
would have Its price; but it is not so.
Afl'ection springs from the heart only ;
Ino gifts een produce it. A child's love
is won more truly by a parent's fond
embrace and kiss than with gllttering
T 'hat mnay be right which is not pleas
anit and thlat pl easant which is not
right ; bitt Christ's religion is both.
T[here is niot only peace in the end of
religioni, but peace in the way.
Do not spend your time in talking
scand~al; you sink ynur own moral'na
ture by so doing, and you are, perhaps,
doing great injustice to those about
whom you talk. You probably don't
utnderstand tile circumstances. Wore,
tiber understood, you would be more
Ihope ia a flatterer, but the most up
riuchitof all parasites; for she frequents
the poor man's lint, as well as tihe pal
ace of his su perior.
Bly cultivating the beautfutl, we
scatter the seeds of heavenly Ilowvers ;
by doing good, we foster those already.
belonging to humanity.
Tio cultivate the sense of the beauti
fuli Is but one, amnd the'most effec'tual, of
tihe ways of cultivating an appreciation
of thme divine goodness.
1)o not indulge in satire; no doubt
you are witty, and yo~u couldi say a
miost cuttinig thing that would bring
the 1aug1h of the company down u pon~
your opponent: but you must not allow
it, unless to rebuke some Impertinent
fel low whol can be suppressed in no
The best part of one life is the per
formnance of onie's daily dutIes.' All
higher motives, ideals, conceptions,
sentiments, in a man are of no account
if t.bey do notcome down and strength
en him for the bettor discharge of the
dutm es which devolve upon hi mlin the or-*
dir ary afidrs of life.
Ana excess of excitement and a deli- ~,'~ i
cicncy of enthusiasm may easily ohar4
aeterize the same person, or period.
Emhlusiasm is grave, in ward, sel (-Oon
trolled; more excitement is outward,
fanitastic, hysterical, atid passing in a,
Imoment fom tears to laughter; fr n
one aim to Its very opposite.
A euining man is never a irm ~an;
but an honest man Is; a doubelemo e
man is alWays unstable; a man of fAit
is firm as a rock. I tell you the is T
sacred conneotIon between hohestn4
raithi honesty is' fait appliedut
woidy thing and fa tb&
qmeclcened by d1 Cp*A o h4
mpaenD ly t gs.t Q~
Buinied 0ties in Ameriea.
In tile far West, in the cities or the gre
canyons of Colorado, Arizona and Ne
Mexico are the dwellings and temples of
race or tribe of men, who had master
sen1 of the arts of civilization. In the plai;
are pastoral villages built of stone and mc
tar, for both shelter and defense. TI
houses are large, for a number of peopl)
with a court-yard in the centre. The
are no side entrances, but Ingress was 1
ladders over the walls and into the comi
yard. This inlicates that the people we
continnally on t heir guard against prawlih
enemies, the Arabs of Amerea. The
conununal cities contain cirular towers i
great strength, constructed with efuece
tric waills and a hollow Urcular court in tI
center. Thle walls ire joined by radi
partit">ns, thus strengthening the whol
Most of these towers are much dilapidate(
so that itS iimpossible to ascertain whet]
er they were roofed or not. A cast ot ti:
remnnaits of one of the largest towers hi
been made by EdWII E. Powell, of ti
Powell survey, and is now in the worl
Shop of Prof. Ward at the University.
is probable that these towers were entere
by a secret, rock-cut passage, as 'at leai
one such passage has been discovered. I
a recent article by Henry Gannett, thi
suggestion is ventured that these towei
were temples of the Sun, in the center c
which the eternal fire was kapt burning
Similar towers are now found in inhabite
cities or pueblos, and are used as sunll ten
ples. It is also quite probable tat theq
tower might have been used for det nse i
sore extremity, the people entering thei
by theseeret passages. The double, an
sometimes triple wails would discourag
an enemy, armed only with bows ann clubE
As dangers thickened about these peopl(
or perhaps in their earlier history, fortifle
dwellings were grouped in the caives forir
ed by the disintegration of soft rock in tih
perpendicular cliffs of Ute canyons. Thep
cliif dwelling must have been constricte
witll enorlous labor, as the storie wil
either carried or hoisted from below. Tl
approaches were Iy steps cu. in the rock
and were very precarioue. In tile oute
st1one walls are a few simall square opei
ings for air and light, while the mode c
entrance was by ladders over the wall. 'I'll
cliff fortresses are of great ailtiquity. 'I'll
cedar wood used for beams is, however
well preserved. Scattered about are grea
quantities of broken pottery. T ie morta
with which tile walik are laid is still firm
anld iII Some places are seen the prints o
iman hands, made when the mortar wa
first laid on. The story of these ruilne<
towns and fortresses will, lin all probabilty
never he known. It is some satisfaction
however, to know that Amterica has ruin
of great interest.
hot Elopliphat, sunble.
Two sea elephant balnes were recentl'
Oxhibited i at Santa Clara, California
They were captured by Captain Peters of
the Mexican coast, about seven hundre<
imiles smith of this port, and are the prop
rtIy of Mr. J. T. Hayes. They now weigl
about eight hundred pound apilece, thougl
only a few ilonths old. They ire goo(
tempered and playfiul, and willingly allov
enit le handling. Similar curiosities hav
never before been seen in this city. Thi
bottle nosed seal or sea elephant is tih
largest ot the seal family, aind from thi
Iet a find tile peciliar shape of -its nlose it il
o lalmied. Seals of this species are oftei
seen that measure morc than twenty-fivi
reet from tip to tip, and'fifteen feet or mori
in circumference. Ii colors the males art
ienerally dark, grayish blue or brown, anl
the females are dark brown above and yel
iowish below.* The male bottle-nosed sea
ihas8 the power of extending its muzzle to I
foot or more in length, as does the elephan
its trunk. They have four lingers and 1
shiort thumb, with perfect nails, oil tlh<
Lfronit flippers. Thie hair Is rath~er coarse,
but there Is a demand for the skills of thest
11imals1 for harness miaking? TIhe oil thlwi
is obtainedi from tihe blubber of these seahi
a5 clear, althlough 110t exactly pleasant, itt
>dior and1( Its taste are not1 bad, anld it burnt
dowly, with a bright, clear, smlokeles!
laime. Th'lese seals are found in harg<
erds on the islandls of tihe Antarctic ocean,
mdt in tile winter tine as far north as th(
oast1 of Mexico, generally or~ sanldy anmi
lesert beaches, near freshl water streams.
Fihey neCver attack a hi Jman? beinig, except
n (defenlse of tiheir young or In self defense.
l'he species are much larger, as a general
tatemlent, thatn tile largest elephlant. AM
consequence of brutal and indliscrnlinate
ilaughlter, they are now nearly extiniet.
is Haplipiness wals 1soureet.
"'Such a morning, H annah I" enthlused
tir. liniley, as he tucked lisa napkin undet
ti chin, ''such a mornIng I Why, J.'ve
valked around three blocks, and tetered
n my heels andl toes, taking a bath of
~lory ini tile sunishline. And It has given
neC an appetite, Hlannahl, such a one as I
sven't had since childhood's haippy hour.
Joffee ; alh Thanks. A little sugar and
he cream; all, dent forget the cream, Han
all," and lhe fairly beamed wIth good nat.
ire. "I declare, wha~t Is this you've get
or drink ? Ball, Mrs. Siley, It Is outi.
"Don't you like it, Ichabod ?" in~qired
heo dame anxiously. "It's a new idea for
ettling Coffee, thalt's all. Sister Maris
aid a little codflab skin would make it pout
"A little 'codflshl skin. How muchl, I
hiould like to know ?"
"Whyn juta pIece about as bIg-as my
"Oh1, the stupidity of womankind. Wily
Iidn't you dIumnp in a whole fishIng fle
nto your coffee, nmadamn, or a grocery
tore, or a section of thle banks of New.
oundland-.or-or." At this point his flow
if Fnglsh-gave out, andl leaving the tabile
with a sui~dnness thlat shoo0k the stopplea
ilut of the caster crue, lie strode out -of
lie house, down town, a breakfastless and
One Points to Itedeemn It.
Notwithstanding the fact that the game
ailed "lifteen" has been rIdiculed and pro.
ounced a fraud, the bashlful young man
lesses it and will ever hold it in fond re.
nomnbrance. For wasn't .it the means of
rInging hjis sweetheart's face close to his
>wn, and',didn't It enable him to touch the
ips of dainty flugdra, while her balmy breath
ntoxicated him with its fragrance?'' And,
h i wasn't it just at that blissful moment
rhon the ok4 men, eamp. Into,. the, patio.,
anghit him by the collar,, ya ed him from:W
he sofa, and lif'ted him dtf the~ front -sto