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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, . C., JULY 13, 1880- VOL. IV.-NO.84.
BREAD UPON THE WATER.
Mid the losses and the gains ;
Mid tie pleasures and the pains,
And the hop'ng and the feare,
And the restlessnees of years,
We repeat this promloe o'er
We believe it more and more
Bread upon the teaters cast
ihall be gathered at te last.
Uold and silver, like the sauds.
Will keep slipping through our hands;
Jewels, gleaming like a spark,
Will be hidden in the dark,
Hun and moon and stars will pale,
But these words will never fail:
Brvad upon the teaters cast
Shall be gathered at the last..
Soon, like dust, to you and me,
Will our earthly treasures be ;
But the loving word and deed
To another in his need,
They will unforRotten be !
They will live eternally
Bread upon the tvaters cast
Shall be gathered at the last.
Vast the moments slip away.
Roon our mortal powers decay,
Low and lower sinks the sun,
What we do must acon be done;
Then what rapture, if we hear
Thousand voices ringing clear
Bread upon the waters cast
Shall be gathered at the last.
Why I Didn't Marry.
You see I was nineteen years old before
I thought of such a thing as marrying. I
was too bashful by half. I never used to
kiss a girl at huskings or quilting frolics
without fVeling as if some one was pouring
hot, water down my back; and once, when
a neighbor's daughter stayed at our house
till nine In the evening (I believe she did it
on purp9se, too,) and my father Insisted
that I should go home with her, I went out
into the barn and cried an hour before I
could make up my mind to go in and ask
her ti1 awful question.
The girls used to laugh at me some ; but
after all they seemed very willing to help
me along; and so, when my nineteenth
birthday came, I looked at myself in the
glass, and says I:
"Josiah, it's no use; you're darned good
looking, and you might have any girl you
wanted. You ought to go a-courting.
Suppose you begin to-mght ?"
From that moment the idea got into my
head and there it stayed.
I dressed up and went to church, just as
I always did, but I couldn't attend to the
minister, nor the sermon. 1 sat mighty
uneasy, and father watched me out of the
corner of his ey4% though he never said a
word. He knew plaguy well what I was
thinking of, for he'd been there himself I
Deacon Billings' pew was right in front
of ours, and he had just the prettiest girl
for a daughter that ever wore a bonnet. I
watched her awhile that day, and con
cluded I liked the way she managed things
pretty well. So, after supper, thinks I:
"I'll go over to the old deacon's and see
how they're getting along."
Father saw me sprua'ng up, but he
didn't say anything, only gave me a won
derful cunning look.
When I got to the deacon's, they were
all out In the kitchen but Rachel, and she
was in the square room; and so after I had
talked a spell with the old lady, she asked
me In there and left us all alone. Ma'amn
Billings knew what was what, I can tell
Rachel she was sItting up by the window,
singing "Old Hundred." She did't look
very good-natuzed; but when I came in
she brightened up wondlerfully, andi began
to talk about the sermon, and the minister,
and everything else that you con think of.
My gracious I How a woman's tongue
cau go when it gets started I If Rachel's
didn't ache that night I shall lose my guess.
The old deacon brought us in some ap.
ples and butternuis, and a pitcher of cider,
and then told Rachel to cover up the Ore
when she went to bed.
The old man always wasa sleepy.headed
kind of a thing, and in about ten mninntes
afterwards I hoard hum snoring away as if
he was on a wager.
Rachel's two little brothers went up-stairs
to bed, and one of them yelled ouit, right
by the square roonm door:
"osh Jenkins is a-courting our Racheli
Josh JenkIns is a-courting our Rache I"
ils mother came along and boxed his
ears, and hie changed his tune pretty quick.
1 lo)oked at Rachel. 11cr face was as
red as a mahogany table, and her mouth
kept a quirkinug, as If she wanted to laugh
and daren't. I swow! she looked pretty
enough to eat I
We'd got pretty sociable by this time,
and so I hitched my chair up alongsidle of
hers. She didn't say anything, but looked
down on the floor and began to play w.ith
a string of gold beads she wore on her
"Let me tie them," says I, slip)pintg my
arm over her shoulder.
"'They ain't untied, and you musn't hug
me,' says she.
"Oh, pshaw I" says I, getting a little
nearer; "that isn't anything. You see I
can't tih to you without I rest my arm oin
She laughed as if she would die.
"You're a queer foll.,w," says she;i "bit
If you will put your arm there, I can't help
It ; only you mumn't hug me, nor kiss mec."
I hadn't been looking ahead quite so far
as that ; but seeing she spoke about it, I
thought I might as well try It. So I got
up a little closer still, and just as she looked
up to speak I kissed her.
She dodged away after it was all over,
and boxed my ears; but she didn't strnke
very hard, and after a little while I tried it
That time she took it pretty quietly, an
after that I didn't stop to count the kisses
I was making up for lost thne, and worke
pretty steady, I can tell you. I've ha
some pretty good times since then, bil
none of them ever came up to that evenin
with Rachel Billings. It makes my hear
beat to think of it even now.
Rachel got up at last and leaned ove
my chair to get an apple. Somehow c
other her foot slipped and she came ver
near falling over. I caught her In in
ayms; and after I once had her there
didn't care about letting her go.
Creation I what a feeling that was ! I fel
just as I did the day when I took hold c
an eel Sam Jones had in a tub-an clectri
del I believe he called It. They keep it s
as to have the fun of seeing it give peopl
Well, as I was saying, Rachel was I
my arns, and I fancied I was pretty nes
Paradise. I thought what a nice thing I
would be if I could have the right t a hav
her there always.
There was a chap that was almost al
ways hanging around Rachel. His nam
was Thomas Wilder. He and I never hat
anything to say to each other: but I hate
him now, just because lie had been wit
her so much. So I thought how nice I
would be to cut him out. I was ninetee
and my father had nob'xly but ic to leav
his property to; and Rachel was a first.rat
housekeeper, and would most likely b
willing to wait a year or two for im
Even if I hadn't a red cent, and no way t
get one, I should have done the same thin
she was so confounded pretty.
'Rachel," says I, "I've l;een huntin
after a wife for six months and I haven
seen any one I liked half a) wel} as you
I came to see you to-night on purpose t
ask you If you would marry me."
That was a tremendous story, for I'
never thought of such a thing till she fe
into my arms; but I had read soiewher
that "All is fair in love and war," and a
I thought it wouldn't do any harm to coo
her up a little.
My gracious I how she colored up th
minute I spoke I She got up and looke
straight at ic for a spell and then said :
"Bless me, Mr. Jenkins ! I thought yol
knew all the time that I was engaged t
Tom Wilder. Where have you been a
your life? Why, I'm going to be marric
next Siiday and should have been this
only Tom has cut his foot with an axe an(
can't walk I"
"I hope to gracious he'll be a cripple al
his life I" said I.
The next thing I know, I was comm
through our garden gate.
"Father hadn't gone to bed; I bellev
he know I should com home with a fle
in my car. When I came in, he observed
"Josiah, when you want to visit old folk
another Sunday night, just com to me
and I'll tell you a better plape than Deacor
I turned right around, just as niad a
"Gaul darn It, father, I won't be laughc<
at by anybody I I've made a tarnal fool o
myself; but if ever I get caught in such F
scrapo again you may take my 'head for
foot-ball i I'll keep away from women af
t'er this-see if I don't I"
I kept my word. I board where ther
are as many as twenty w.omen ; but always
when I pa s their bonnets and shawls i
the entry, I turn my head right the othe
way, and(-kcelp it there I.
Rachel Billings cured me!i
An Unexpected uil.
A few (lays since, a weli--dressedl couple
in thie prime of life, stopped at a hotel in
neighboring town, and sending for a Justic
of the Peace, informed that functionar
that they wvishedl to be married. TheIi Jus
tiee said, "'AllI right," and inquired thei
names. After being told, it struick hii:
that he had performied the same service fo
the lady sonie years before. Upon inquir
Ing if such w~as not (lie case, thme lady sai,
that she had( beeni marrledl previously
"llave yonx a bill f romn your formier hum
band?" aked Mr. Justice.
"'Yes," she replied, "I1 have a hill.''
This being satisfactomy, thie ceremon'
was performed, and( time couple were di
clared "'mani and wvife." As they wer
about departing, the Justice, who ha
never seen- a "bill of dlivorce," and havin
a strong d<sire to behold tihe doeumnii
thought this an excellent oppom (unity t
s .tisfy his curiosity, lie therefore said t
"H-ave you (lie bill with you ?"
"Oh yes," she replied.
"have you sny objections to allowmn
me too see (lie bill ?" said our friend.
"None whatever," she replied; ster
ping to (lie door, and calling to a little bo:
some three or four years of age, she said.
"Here, Bill, conic here quick, here is
gentlemnan that wishes to sihe you." Th
Superstition South of the Equator.
Ther'e are thiree great division of (lhe Irl
dia family residing in (lie parts of Sont
America which lie south of the equator
but though differing in language cusboi
and manners, they all belong to the Arys
branch, and most probably camne acros
in numierous migration fromi Central Asi
by (lie Straits of Behrning. With regard t
religion, (laey believe in two gods. Th'l
first is called by seine Pillau; b)y othiers
Cuchauciatru, or "the great god." lHe
sup)posedi to hear 1the haumani form, but cia
make himnself-invislble. Hie is theo creatc
of the n orld and author of all that is gooc
T'he Indians never assemble to worshi
him ; he is supposed to be content with thi
respect given to him in (lie heart of ever
individual. The other god is "the spir
of evil," knownm as Gualichu; to hini ever
sacrifice and offering is madle to propitlat
his wicked designs. Not only do th
Pamnpa indians belIeve in the immortalit
of the soul, but also ina the doctrine of mn
tempsychmosis; hence when burying the;
dead, they always sacrifice over the gram
the favorite horse of the dead man, an
place beneath the tumulus the warrior
A Monkey'm Fear of Herponts.
In the monkey house at the Philadelphia
Zoological Garden a dead snake was coiled
up In a newspaper, the corners of which
t were twisted together In such a manner
that they would readily come undone, and
t the package was then set on the floor of a
cage contabilug forty or fifty monkey3 of a
great variety of species. It was instantly
r spied by a female Cynocclphau, who was
r the primelpal leader in all the pranks with
y which the monkeys constantly amused
themselves; she seized the paper by one
corner and set ofl'across the cage, dragging
it behind her, evidently intending to have a
good time with It. Before she had gone
t more than a.few feet, the paper became uni
f folde I and the spa!ke slipped parlly out. She
instantly dropped the paper and sidled ofl
in a very comical manner with her head
over her shoulder, keeping an eye behind
her, much as Lot's wife must have looked
back on the fascinating terrors of the cities
of the plain. No sooner did the rest of
r the monkeys perceive the dreadful object
t in their nudst than they approached step
by step, and formed in a circle of six or
eight feet diameter, having for its centre
the snake quietly coiled up on tle floor.
- None dared, however, to touch it or go
c& beyond the established line of safety, with
I the exception of one large Macaque, the
acknowledged leader of the cage. who cau
tiously approached and made an occasional
snatch at the paper, apparently to see if
t the onemy was really as devoid of life as it
I appeared to be ; all the others meanwhile
L- looking on in breathless attention. At this
i point,a string which had previously been at
tached to the tail of the snake was gently
pulled. The serpent lengthened slightly,
and the monkeys fled up the sides of the
cage, chattering like-magpies ; when they
got to a safe distance they halted for ob
servation, and after some moments, seeing
no further sign of danger, they gradually
returned, one by one, to their former posi
tion-the large ones in the front rank, and
the smaller ones, crowded out by superior
strength, forming behind and looning over
their shoulders. This was continued for
sonic hours without the slightest change in
the disposition of the monkeys, all of their
actions showing a most intplerable fear of
the snake. mingled with an attraction or
curiosity which woul not allow them to
c remain away from it. This was so uni
v'ersal that not one of the monkeys in the
cage was entirely free from it. The snake
was finally taken out and several other
animals belonging to the same class were
put In its place, but with very different re
t suits. Of a tortoise, for Instance, and a
3 small dead alligator, they were at first
rather shy, but they at length began to
touch them and in ten minutes they were
playing with them and passing them from
one to another with the greatest curiosity.
iThe same snake was then shown, in turn,
to animals belonging to a number of other
orders: Carnivors, Rodents, Ungulates,
Edentates, and Marsupials, but none of
them paid it any special attection, with
the exception of a peccary, which finding
it to be (ead, seemed disposed to make a'
3 meal of it.
Graves of the Presidents.
Every American, of course, is familiar
with Mount Vernon, Va., either by actual
sight or description. The tomb Is a roomy
brick vault, with an arched roof, and very
substantial. Through an iron gate two
sarcophagi are seen. On a marble tablet in
I its arch is the inscription: "Within this
f (nclosure rests the remains of General
George Washington." The cofllns, which
lie in the open vestibule of the vault proper,
are of Pennsylvania marble; that of Wash
ington bears an Amercan shield, the other
but two words, "Martha Washington."
3 John Adams and John Quincy Adams sleep
slde by side beneath the Unitarian church
at Quincy, Mass. The tomb is in an apart
nm.nt in the front part the cellar under the
church, wailed in with large blocks of
roughly-faced granite. A granite slab,
seven fet by three, wilth a huge clasp and
padlock, and massive hinges of wrought
iron, all red with rust, forms the door.
Vi ithin the bodies lie in leaden caskets,
placed within cases each hewn h am a sin
Sgle block of stone. The grave of Thomas
Jefferson Is In a thick growth of woods, a
few hundred yards to the right of the em
boerdroad heading toCharlotteville, Va.,
r as lovers of solitude could dlesire3. Its thirty
graves are partly enclosed by a brick wall
about 100J teet square andl ten feet high,
which on the south side has b)een topplledl
over boddly, acid now.lies In level courses of
brick and crumbling morter~ level withi the
ground. James AMadison lies buried on the
lace which ho owned at the tune of his
death, at Montpelier, Va. T1he graceful
shaft over his grave Is in the centre of a
large field, In a lot about 100 ftet square,
surrounded by a substantial brick wall five
feet high. Trho remains of Janies Monroe
sleep In Holly wood cemetery at Rlichmnond,
'Virginia, at a point from whlich the eye
can take in a great part of the city. TIhe
pilot is 804 fecet In area, and was bought by
Gov. Wise for the State. Monroe dlied in
New York In 1881, and it was not until
twenty-seven years had elapsed that his
body wvas removed to Richmond. Trho
grave of Martin Van Buren Is In the north
eaisteirn corner of the cemetery at Kinder
hook, Columbia county, N4ew York. The
ashes of WIlliam Henry Harrison, the oc
cupant for only one month of thie Presi
dhent's chair, repose, with those of his wife
and children, ini a plain brick vault on the
summimt of a hillock -at Ncrth Blend, Ohio,
- fifteen miles west of Cincinnati. Just tea
ii yardls east cf Monroe's grave ait Rlichimnd
;Is a turfedt minound beneath which lIes buried
,the body of John Tryler. At Its head is a
ri small magnolia tree, beneath whuich are a
s tea-rose and a b)looming green rose. Tihe
a James K. Polk mansion Is at the coirnei of
Vine amid Union streets, Nashville, Tenn.,
n A few feet from the gate a white-shell path
,conducts to the tomb of thie ex-Presidhent,
a which stand(s In the centre of a smooth
a grass-plot, encIrcled by another pathI of
r dalzzling whIte shells, by which a clumip of
. white lilIes tire growing. Zachary T1ay
p her's body now occupies its third grave andl
e soon will find a hinmal rest ing lace In a
y fourth. , It was first lacedi In the cemnet,ery
t at Washington, and( thence meimoved to the
y Taylor homestead, fiye milec bac. of Louis
e vylle, KCy., whence a few months ago It wvas
e taken to Cave hill cemetery, at Lottleville.
y -In the course of the summer It will be taken
to Frankfort, where over it the Slate will
r erect an appropriate monument. Th'le
e legislature at its last session appropriated
ci $4,000 for this purpose, and denator Beck
B has a bill .before Congress for extend
t'nr further aid to the projet from the Na.
tional Treasury. Three miles north c
Buffalo is Forest Lawn cemetery. Alhos
upon the crest of the hill and near the cet
tre of the cemetery rises the obelisk c
Scotch granite that marks the resting plae
of Millard Fillmore. The remains c
Franklin Pierce were laid in the Mint
cemetery, on Mai%street, in Concord, IN
11. The Pierce lot is surrounded by a nea
iron fence six feet high, traversed by coi
crete paths and neatly sodded, thoug
there are neither inclosures nor curbs. Tll
grave of James Buchanan is in Woodwar
Hlill cemetery, Wheatland, Penn., on
bluff in the southeastern part of the city
The lot is. thirty by twelve feet, enclose
by a neat fence of black iron, with post
Df mottled White and black granite at th
corners. All round the fence is a hed.e c
blooming roses that interlace closely tli
iron bars. Abrahain Lincoln, born inl a lo
lut, Is buried under a towering pile c
itiarble, granite and bronze, in Oak tidg
uemetery, a mile and a half north of SprinE
field, Ill. The structure, I I19x72 feet, i
Af New Haven granite on a concrete fon
,lation. The monument over Andrei
Johnison's grave was unveiled recently. I
itands on the summit of a lofty cone-shape
uininence half a mIle southwest of the tow
f Greenville, Tenn.
In Little Rock, Arkansas, reently,
roung man, whom it w9uld no doubt b
well to call James, fell in love, or though
lie did, with a young lady whom it woul,
J3 well to eall Swan. I'ra etical namui
both of theni. The fondness of James wo
returned. James told Susan that Ie love,
ier, and Susan told James that she love
tiim. James asked Susan to marry him
aid Susan said that she would. The youn
inan had spent sleepless nights in contet
plating the prize he was attemptimg to win
jut when lie found that the pale of attract
ons had knocked the "persinunon" o
Susan's affections lie ceased tossing th
cover at night and slept soundly. Finall,
lie mused: "I don't love the girl. I wisi
Alat I had not acted so rashly in engagin
myself to her. It would almost break he
heart if I were to tell her of my mistake
She is so affectionate. What a fool a ma
is!" Susan did not pass all this tim
without mnusing: "'Women iare so impul
uive," she thought. "I am engaged t4
,,hat man, and I declare that I do not lov
Alm. 1 would break the engagement, bu
lie might kill himself. I don't know wliu.
o do." The parties continued to be affec
tAonato towards each other, and the gami
-rave troubles affected alike the mind o
.ach. Several nights ago the affectionati
parties sat beside each other.
"Susan," remarked James, "do you thlIn
that a man should marry a wo,man whei
lie dosn't love her, merely to preserve hii
"I don't think that he should. By th<
way, Sue, I think that It would be bette
for us not to get married. I have beel
misaken; I don't love-you. I hope yoi
will forgive me. Have I wronged you?
"Glorious man," said the girl. "Yo
have lifted a heavy weight from my heart
I do not love you, and the fear of fatu
results has ever kept me. froi brIaking im
"Is that so ?" asked James, astonished
"1 speak truthfully."
"Well, I will be dog-goned. I though
that you cared for me."
"And I thought yau cared for ine."
"I'll be blistered if this affair hasn't go
away with ie. Say, Sue."
"Now let's look at this affair a litU
,loser. We are both very frank. I thinl
that frank peop!e make the best husband
and wives. We understand each othi
irst-rate. Tell mo-don't you-that ih
lon't you entertain something of an affe<
Lion for me?
"Y--yes. Don't you for me?"
"Yes. Supp)ose. ats we understand on
another so well, that we get married ?"
"All-right," and the ceremony was pe'
rormted in a country church. No cards.
Cats andu D)rtd P'enches.
Down at Howell the other day an ->1
wvomani about seventy years 01(d boarded
Detroit, Lansing and -Northern traIn t
come to Detroit. 11cr baggage consiste
f ia large covered basket, and she wouldn
allow any hand to take a:, from her. Sh
trad scarcely got seatedl when the piassengel
were startled by a loud "Mle-ow I " In LI
aar, quickly followed by a "per-wow" ani
ther "waows" too numerous to mentiot
While alt wvere searchig to discover the ci
the old lady sat as stiff as a poker and loi1i
u'd straight ahead at thme stovepipe. ThL
iountds cont inuted, tand a panssenger finall
peered around until he located the cati
"'Madiam, are you taking that cat frot
ne county to another ?" he asked.
"'What, cat ?" she snapp)ed.
"Don't you know that under the lawsc
this State," lie went on, "a person who re
moves a full-grown cat, from one countyt
another without the written permission c
the Swamp Land Commis4noners Is liable
a fine of $100 ?
'Good landsal but I didn't know that ?
she exclaimed, as she fact d around.
"Womleni don't keep track of the laws
mecn do,'' lie said. "'Personally, I'd like t
see you take that cat through to Detroil
lbut there may be so;ne 0one on this trai
just niean en ugh to Inform against yo
tad have you arrested. I'd let her out If
"'Yes, I will, for I don't want, to brea
any laws at may age."
She fumbled aroundi the basket for
minute, andl all of a sudden the cat, jumitpe
out. She alighted on the head of the ma11
wvho puit up the Joh,,gave him several shari
dIgs, andl then leaped fromi one to anothe
like a squirrel, biting, spitting and clawin
as she went. Everylbedy rose up and yolle
--everybody hut the old woman. She a1
like a statue, afraid of being suspecte<
When the feline had gone the length of tL
car she turned to an openl window andl sh<
out, lIke a bullet, lhnding right-side upl an
making tracks for a barn in a field.
"Whmo brought that cat aboard? I1d1
mandl the name of t,he person who owne
that cat I"' shouted a man whose head hi
telt her claws until the blood run.
No one answered. Several passengel
looked straight at the old woman, wIl
stood It for a minute and then lifted up I
basket andl called:
"If anybody wants to look among tI
dried peaches In tIs basket for cats lhe ci
do so; you needn't all look at me as.if
lIved in the woods and didn't keep post<
on law I "
"Just Like a Woman."
It is now over one hundred years since an
f American philosopher proponded the
e query : "Why Is a woman afraid of a
f cow?" and yet no one has ever succeeded
t In giving a satisfactory answ%er. There is
once in a while a woman who doesn't seem
t to have the slightest fear, even when pass
. Ing a cow with one horn all twisted out of
11 shape; but follow that woman home and
e you will find that she kicks the dog, cuffs
j the children, jaws her husband and knows
a how to sharpen a butcher-knife and use an
ax. The real woman has a mertal terror
i of cows, and the real cow seems to have an
s antipathy for her.
0 Recently a lady was walking down Cass
,f avenue, Detroit, when she suddenly came
d upon a cow. The animal was feeding on
g the other side of the street and the boy
' sent out to watch her sat under a shade tree.
e and played oin a mouth-organ.
The lady halted.
'The cow loo,ed III).
'"Lost anyth ibg, ma'am ?" asked the boy
v as lie removed the music from his mouth.
t "I-i'm afraid of that cow I" she re
"What fur? Cows don't bite or kick, I
same as a horse All they kin do is to run
their horns through you and pin you to the
'Oh I my-she's coming !"
"No, she hain't. She's Just making be- I
lieve that she wants to git at ye and hook 1
t ye over the fence."
"Ol! but I dare not passIl"
"'Yes, you dare. Cows know wheni a
wofiian Is afraid just as quick as anybody.
'I'he minit you give cows to understand that
you are able to catch 'em by the heels and
mop the ground with 'em they go to hunt
ing fur clover."
"Dear me, but 1 guess I'll go back."
"I wouldn't if you only spit on yer
hands and shake yer fist at her she'll wilt
f right down. Cows knows who's boss just 4
as well as men do. Now, then, I'll hold
yer parasol while you spit on yer hands. 'i
"Ohl I can't-I'm going right home !I
"Well, my little brother lie swears at 'em
r instead of spitting on his hands. See if
you can do that."
"No-no-no! i'm goilig now I"
"If I was a woian and I couldn't swear1
or spit on my handi, I should carry a i
sword-cane to stab cows with," obseived
the boy as he looked across the way.
".My soul I but there's another cow upI
there I" exclaimed the lady as she looked
up the street;
"Yes, lots of cows around these days, 1
but I never heard of two cows attacking a I
woman at. once, I guess one generally hooks
'emi all to pieces first, and then the other I
comes up and paws at the mangled remains.
The lady uttered a first class scream andI
made a jump for the nearest gate. It open
ed hard, and after one pull sihe went over
the fence and up the front steps of a strange
r house, there to remain until her husband
could be summoned by telephone to come
aid act as a body-guard.
"I'd Just like to be a woman," mused
the boy as lie sat down to punish his mouth
organ some more. I' carry a bowie-knifo
down the back of my neck, and the first
cow that tried to hook me would feel that
ere knife playing mumblowy peg around her
vicious heart-s trings."
t A Shimty Match.
One of the episodes of the long feud be
tween the Chin Gregor and the Colquhouns
of Luss-ia quarrel that ended in the pros
cription of the MacUregors in 10103-is
e connected with a match at shinty. Two
sub-sections of the Clan Alpine, who had
some cause of disagreement, had settled 1
the vexed question, and, to celebrate the I
renewal of perfect friendliness, the clans
men of both familhes agreed to meet and I
sp)endl sonme time in merrymaking. One of <
the chief events wvas to be a shinty miatch<
between the men of each family. TIhat
their visitors and kinsmen might be royally
entertainedl, the hosts organIzed a foray
ito the Colquhiouns' country by Loch Lo
mond1( side0, anid carried off many head ofi
fat cattle. Next day, In a level eime among
the hills, the MacGregors, mitn, womeni
land children, were assembled, the men 4
a armled for the time only with the sturdy
clubs to be used ini their ganme. The ball)
d was thrown up,sticks rattled,alI the shouts
and cheers of the game were heard, wvhen
Ssuiddenily, hIgh above the no(ise of the
.players, rose a shriek of the women, as
e fromn all sidles of the glen (aacedl the
Ihated Colquhouns. Th'le clansmen,thoughi
-surprised and uniarmned, at once formed up,
'back to back, and with their clubs pre0
pared to meet the swords of the foe ; but
e tough ash and cold steel had hardmly met
when, with screams of fury, a naked (Inrk
in each hand and a bundle of claymnores
uuder each let't arni, the women of the
clan cut thro)ugh thme Colquhouns, anmd
brought to their husbands thme broadswords
that 800on swep)t the meni of Luss back
f againi to Lschi Lonmond side.
o Josep)h Fhrmann, of Nevada, thus decs
cribes a cave wvhich lie lalely entered:
" Suddenly, "1h3 said, ''my pick, which I
was carryig over imy shoulder, gave a sud(
.5 den cmnt aroulnd, as if somebody had either
o p)uIshed or pl)led( It. In the exc tement 'o
,the nmomeint I let go 'o tIhe shovel, ain' I
n could hear It goin' whiz through the air an'
ui about five seconds after I heered somnethin'
I strikin' bang iigin a rock. All this time the
pic0k was draggin' me on. I reaches rond(
k for my p)istol, and the derned pistol, sir,
was a stickin' out straight from my side,
a an' Jest kep' i the sheath by the waist
d strap, an' it was a pullihi'mon on too." With
ni great p)articuhlarlmy and( frequent pauses for
p~ e2xpresions5 of dikbelIe'f, if any body cared to
r risk any, the miner dlescribed his investiga
g t101n, to whIch lie gave thme following cli.
d(, max :' "I comes to the edIge of a (leep
it -(ditech, an' strammui' my eyes downi Inter it, I
I. sees five skeletons a lyin' at thd6 bottom, amn'
.o f.ve picks along side of them. Anm' then I
>t looks across the ditch or chasm, an' sees a
dl walml of rock 01 dull gray color but sparklin
all over with blms 'o shinin' things iookiin'
-. like iron or steel. An' stickin' (lead to this
d wall 1 sees my p)ick an' my shovel aii' then
4 1 sees through the hull blziness. Them
skeletons at thme bottom of tl c chasm were
rs meon as held on to their picks an' tIll they
0 wvere dIragged right ovcr the edlge of this
~r chasm, an' eIther was Irmled outright by tihe
fall or was stairvedl to . s fr there was
eC no way 'o gettin' out of au.
I H As any paragraipter ever called a
d y-oung lady speaker a wind lass? He's
a "real meani thingr If ife has,
The officials of a Michigan~railroad now
being extended were waited upon the other
day by a person from the pine woogls and
sand hills who announced himself as Mr.
Snags, and who wanted to know if it could
be possible that the proposed line was not
to come any nearer than three miles to the
hamlet named In his honor.
"18 Snags' Corners a place of much im
portance (" asked the President.
"Is it ? Well, I should say It was! We
made over a ton of maple sugar there last
"Does business lourish there?"
"Flourish? Why, business is on the
gallop there every minute in the whole
twenty-four hours. We had three false
alarms of fire there in one week. Ilow's
that for a town which is to be left three
miles off your railroad?"
Being asked to give the names of the
business houses he scratched his head for
awhile and then replied:
"Well, there's me, to start on. 1 run a
big store, own eight yoke of oxen, and shall
soon have a dan and a saw-mill. Then
there's a blacksmith shop, a postofflce, a
doctor, and last week over a half a dozen
patent-right men passed through there. In
one brief year we've Increased from a
squatter and two dogs to our present stand,
ing, and we'll have a lawyer there before
"I'm afraid we won't be dble to come
any nearer the Corners than the present sur
vey," ftially remarked the President.
"You won't! It can't be possible that
you mean to skip a growing place like
Snags' Corners I"
"I think we'll have to."
"Wouldn't come if I'd clear you out a
place in the store for a ticket office?"
"I don't see how we could."
"May be I'd subscribe $25," continued
'No, we cannot change.''
"Call't (10 it nohow ?"
"Very well," said Mr. Snags as he put
on his hat. "If tl.his 'ere railroad thinks it
can stunt or cripple Snags' Corners oy leav
ing it out in the cold it has made a big mils
tiake. Befora [leave town to-day I'm going
to buy a windmill and a melodeon, and
your old locomotives may toot and be
hanged sir-toot and be hanged I"
1Hanging for Amusoment.
Two remarkable examples are on record
of persons who allowed themselves to be
hung for the entertainment of an audience.
An account of one of then is given in the
Lanect of April 17, 1847. The mit's real
name wats John Harnshaw, but lie perform -
ed throughout England under the high
sounding professional title of Monsieur
Liouire. lie was an athlete, and among
other feats it was customary with him to
exhibit the process of hanging. In this per
formnance lie relied for security on the
strength of the muscles of the neck and
throat. lie had a rope with a fixed knot
which could not slip, and passed both ends
of the loop up behind one ear. The whole
act was so adraitly managed that he pre
vented any pressure of the rope on the
windpipe or the jugular veins, and could
even sustain a weight of 150 pounds in ad
lit ion to that of his own body. On three
separate occasions Ilarnshaw nilSmnanaged
the rope, and became unconscious, being
luckily '-escued each time. Dr. Chowne,
who writes the account says very truly: iL
cannot be doubted that as far as sensation
and consciousneis are concerned, larnshaw
pissed through the whole ordeal of (lying;
and, i ad he been permitted to remain nang
ing until actualy dead, lie would have
passed out of existence without further con
sciousness. Now, this man stated, not
with particular reference to either accident,
but is comniun to all, that lie could hard
ly recollect anything that happened to him i
in the rope," that "hle lost his senses all at
once; the instant the rope got in the wrong
place lhe felt as if lie could not get his
breath-as If some great wveighit were at his
teet ; could not mnove only to draw himself
up ; felt as if lie wanted to loosen him
self, but never thought of his hands." And.
lie add(ed : "You cannot move your arms
or legs to save yourself; youl cannot raise
your arms ; you cannot think." lHe did
not see sparks or light, but had ini his ears
a rattling sound.
flufry Keeps the oatr.
Recently two of Mr. Dulfy's neighbors
dletermined to abduct a pet calf belonging
to that gentleman, aud Mr. Duffy became
aware of their scheme. TIherefore hie quiet
ly removed the calf froin the box-stall ini
which it was conlined, and in the place of
it inilroduiced a goat of the Wm., gender,
andi of a very vicious dlispositioni. He also
lixed a spring on the door of the stall, that
would cause it to close unless hold open,
and lie also attached to the (leer a spring
lock that would fasten, and could only be
unfastened fromi the outside. Then he
wvent, to bud, but not to sleep. It was at
the witching hour of midlnighit that the two
nmarai-lers entered Mr. D)uffy's biarni. They
had exanmined the premises the dlay before,
anid knew exactly where to go. Eacih of
themi carried a dlark lntern. Tlhey entered
t,he stall and the door closcud behInd themi.
Everything was sill'. One of themn opened
the slidie to his lantern. '[hen there wvas a
clitter of hoofs, and the man with the Ian
tern found himoseif piled up in a corner,
very much surpi Ised. lie thought it was
thme queerest calt lie ever had met. TIn .i
the other man op)ene~d the slide to his~ lan
t rn t> see what the matter wvas, and the
next instant the breath went out ot him
with a "'yah'' that made the listening iDuf.
fy laugh all over. 'ThIen all was stilt again
oe' e,t . h faint profanit,y of the men, antd
flaly toe inan who was lilt first recovered
e o mghu to paw around and lind his lantern.
It was extinguished, but lie got out, a
imatch andI lighted it agamn. '['len lie tnrn
ed the bull's-eye toward the goat, and then.
lie went into thle corner again. The goaut's
blood then being aroused, lie didn't wait
for further lights, but began to butt aroundl
p)romiiscuously, and the robbers conchuden
It was time to get out. But that, dildnt
prove so easily (lone. Trhen they began to
yell for help, and Mr. Duffy couIld tell
when the goat hit themi, because In
stead of yelling "'Help I" they cried "'Oh !''
and after lie had laughed till his sides ached
he wvent and let them out on condlition thiat
they wouldn't try to carry off the goat, and
when they stepped out of the barn he
jumped and stamped and yelled that the
goat was after them, and they screamoud
"Murder I'' and ran t,hree miles down the
road before they stopped for breath. Dulfy
still keeps the. calf.,
Tile Little Iloot-Ulack.
There was once a small boot-black in one
1f the large cities of 1he state of Ohio. We
shall call hin Joe. Joe was a very honest
boy, although very poor and was only a
As I have described the boy I shall go
)n with my story.
There was once a very nicely-dressed
gentiemnan walking along the streets; some
thing dropped out of his pocket, what
:ould it be?
By chance little Joe saw It and ran and
picked it up. What was It I It was a
Iocketbook with five hundred dollars and
omc valuable papers In it. . N" '1ought
ittle Joe, what shall 1 (10, giv, k to
iim, o- keep it, and be a rich i.
This was the discussion that t ft.
Je Joe's mind; but the wrong was over
browo, and little Joe was seen running
ifter the gentleman. le stepped up to
lim and said, "Sir, you dropped your
pocket-book, I have brought it to you.'
"Th1ak you, sir, you seen to be a very
ionest little boy, have you any parents?"
'No sir, I have not."
"Well, if you will, you may come and
ive wit it me, I have no children, and I live
n the country. Do you want to go?"
'Yes sir, I will go."
The man, whom I shall call Mr. Smith,
ook little Joe to a clothing store, and gave
fi a full suit of clothes, and in a short.
ime they .vere rattling along over the
.ountry. Little Joe enjoyed himself ever
io munch, when ill at once a thunering
rash was heard, and the car which little
ioe was in broke loose and went tunnbling
It was thought that every person in the
lur was killed, but not so, for who should
hey see but little Joe, crawling from under
he ruiined Car with a few bruises.
Among the wounded was Mr. Smith,
vitil a brijkeni leg. lIe was carried to the
.ar that wis still on the track, anlld they
Vere soonl on the way again; soon they
,ame to i inall station called Greeiville,
%here tlhey stopped. But how should they
ret home? Mr. Smith could not walk, so
ittle Joe was directed to Mr. Smith's house.
Mien lie reached it, he introduced himself,
md told the sid news; as sooni as possible,
here was a conveyance taken to the depot
or Mr. nith.
Little .loe was kindly received when lie
old ill about it, aid wias soon made at
The carriage came back with Mr. Smith
mnd t ihere was a great de d of excitement;
lie doctor was sent for and Mr. Smith was
oon mde Com]fortable.
Joe was soon told what there was for him
o do; lie learmed to ride on horseback, and
oubl iinilk the cows. One day, after his
>enefactor had recovered and they were
rointg out ridmig, little Joe was left at hoie.
tle entortainled himself by making slips anlld
mid taking them to the pond to sail ; this
vas very entertaining, and lie got another
ittle boy to come and play with him. The
)ond wats quite large, and it was nmuddy
md slippery. The little boy that caine
ver fell ti the pond; little Joe did not
(now what to (1o; lie sereamed with all his
night, but all of no avail; lie happened to
Athic that there was a boat tied a little
rarther up the pond. lIu jumped in the
wat, and took iip the oars and seemed to be
osse.ised with snperhumau power. The
skif see-med to fly over the water Ie
T(Iehed him j iin tiime, for the boy was
uiking the iast tile; ie took him in the
Jout and wts soon oil the shore. Little Joe
:'u-ried him home iiand told hin how lie
,lime to fall in.
One morning, when Joe was about twelve
(ears old, when the ground was covered
'Vith snow, lie was on the hill coasting;
his was a hill for all the boys in the neigh.
Little Joe did not have quite so nice a sled
is the rest of them, but he could beat any
>f thiethi in a race; some ,f the bad boys,
me1 daiy, thouight they would fix Joe's sled
oo lie could not go so fast, and so they (did,
,vhen Joe11 wast not looking, they cut notches
n the ruiiners of hisa led1. Tlhis did iiot
>lease little Joe at all, and lie determined
o be even with them.
T1hie next day being wvarm the snow
nelted off, so there was no more sliding
Trhereo Is one more instance in little Joe's
ife I shall relate before umy story conmes to
Little Joe camne home fromi school one
lay wvith the headache, and p)a1us ini his
hiest, and the next morning lie was so
vaiak that he coumld not get up. The doc
or had1( to be sent for, and lie was p'ro
lountced to be mn a very dainger'ous coniti
Jion; lie had thme lung fever, but lhe began
.0 get better so that lhe cotukt sit. up, and1(
and .31n enormious apipetite. Th'ie doctor would
tot let him eat anything but plain food ; lie
biegain to get tired of this, and thiought lie
wouk(i get, up in the night andi get seome
duing to eat.
And lie did, lie went to the culpboalrd
and ate pie and cake and other rich food
that was there. lie went to bed but couild
not sleep, lie bad overloaded his atoimach.
T1he next mninmg lie was so much worse,
that thme doctor had to be sent for. Little
Jo(e didl not disobey his p)arents-thiat is,
his adlopted parents-again. Littlec Joe
rew ump to be a great muan, but lie never
forgot the lesson lie learned that night.
Tihere Miighit ilavo lien.
A man In want of a load of wood visIted
one (of the mairkets to make a choice. Find
lng a loat that suited, lie asked the owner
If thiere was it cordI on the wagon.
"'I thIinik there Is,'" was the reply.
"DJo you know that there is?"'
"'My son WVilliam loaded It tip, and lie
said1 thkere w.as a cord."'
"'Well, what do0 you say?"' asked the
"Aind my other soni, John, helped Will
iam load it up, itnd lie said there' was a
"D)o you say so ?"
"'And( my iieighbor canie along, mind lie
said there was a cordI."
"I dlon't believe there Is."
"And miy wife stonod at the gate as I
camne away, anid she saild there was a cord,''
continued the farmer.
"'There may be thiree-quarters," sid thke
"'And as L camo through the toll-gate the
keeper Bald he'd eat it if there wasn't a
cord and a half."
"He (lid ?"
"And the policeman stopped me, and
wanted to know how much I asked for that
cordl and three-qumarters of beautiful wood."
The citizen took It before the load could
swell any more.