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EDITION. ~~~WINNSBORO, S. C, SEPTEMBER'7 80 O.I N o
- RIFTING. DOWN STREAK;
We are drifting down the stream,
By the darkentlg willow shore,
In a happy golden dream, -
And my lover rows no more.
He lots the old boat glide; he is sitting at my a
And saying that his heart Is mino
How I row I under the stare j
Flow, stream, by thy sandy bar i!
Row I row I from shpre to shore;
Love will last for evermore.
But 'tis long and long ago
And he is here no more;
I do but sit and dream and dream
beside the quiet shore.
The old boat btil floatd on, as in the yeara
And -thy words are In mi heart, my !ove,
A Lady After All.
Lennox Ray sprang from the train, and
hastened up the green lane to the wide, old
fashioned farm house, carrying his valise in I
"I wonder if Fannie got my note, and Is
waitingl Hallo 1"
This last exclamation was drawn from e
Ray's'llps by a cherry, which, coming from t
above, somewhere, camue Into sudden con- a
tact with Ills nose. j
He looked up, and there, perched like a
great bi'rd, upqu the limb of a huge old f
cherry tree, and looking down oh him with t
dancing eyes and brilliant cheeks, was a
young girl. t
"How do, Lennox V Conic up and have e
sonie cherries !" was the mischievous greet- c
'Nannle I Is it possible ?" exclaimed
Lennox, severely. . r
And while Ray looked on in stern disap- b
proval.% the young witch swung herself
"Now, don't look so glum, Lennox,
dear," she seid, slipping her little hands into It
his, with a coaxing motion. "I know it's
Tom-boyish to climb the cherry trees; but r
then it's such fun."
"fumne, you should have been a boy," b
said Lennox. 14
"I wish I had I No, I don't, either; for
then you wouldn't have fallen in love with ]
me.' What made you, dear ?" with a fond
glance and a caressing movement. . p
SBcause you are so sweet, darling," an
swered Ray, melted in spite of himself.
"But I do wish, Nannie, you would leave
off those hoydenish ways, and be more dig
"Like Miss Ishamn I" asked Nanie.
"Miss Isham is a very superior woman, I
and it would not hurt you to copy her in
sonte respects." - a
The teari sprang into Nanile's eyes at
They went Into the parlor, and Ray took
a seat in the great arm chair.
Nannie, giving her curls a toss backward,
went and sat down. 0
"I wish you would put ip those lyaway
curls and dress your hair as other young C
ladies do," said Ray, "and see here, Nannic,
I want to have a talk with yon. You know
I love you; but in truth, my dear, my wife
must have something of the elegance of re
fined society. Your manners need polish,
"I came down to tell you that my sister
Laura is making up a party to visit tile
noted watering places, and she wishes youi
to be one of the number."
"Are you going ?" asked Nannie.
"No; mny business wvill not allow it; but
I sall see you several times. Will yoe
"I don't want 1,0,go. P'd rather stay here
in tile cPungry-.a'd clhu\b cherry trees every
- "Nainnie, 1 must mnsile upon,moro seif
'control," said he, coldly.
"But don't send me away," she pleaded.
"It Is for your good, Nannie, and you
must be content to go. Will you ?"
*Thle supper bell rang at that.instant, and
Nannie hastily answered :
"Yes ; let me go, Lennox," and ran out
of theoroom, and up stairs to her own chamn
"Yes, Ill go, and Il teach you one les
* son, Mr. Lennox Ray ; see if I don't." she i
It was near the middle of Septellhber be- 1
fore Mr~. Ray, heated, dusty and weary, en-1
.tered the hotel where his sister's party was
"Lennox, you hlere I" ak(1 sihe.
"Yes. Wheore's Nannie ?" '
"She was oa the piazza, talking with a
Frenoh count, a moment ago. Ah I. there
she Is, by the -door."
"Ah1"~ said Lennox, dropping Laura's
hand, and making his way toward the
But it was difficult, even when lhe drew
near, to see iin the stylish, stately lady,
whose hair was put up ovem a monstrous
chignon, and whose lustrous robes swept I
the iloor for a yard, his own little g(annie of
three months ago.
Lennox strode up with scarce a glancenat
the bowildeied dandy to whom she was
chatting, and held out his hand with an
She made a sweeping courtesy, and Jan
- gukily extended the tips of her fingers; but
not a muscle moved beyond what accorded
with well-bred indifference.
"Ah ; go'ad evenimg, Mr. Ray."
"Oh. Nannie, are you'glad to see mue ?".
said Lennox, teeling ,that his hseirt was
ehillng within him,
"Oh, to'.be euro, Mr. Ray; qm'o glad.
Alio* tue to presen$ mpy friend, the Count
de Beaurepaire. Mr. Ray, Monsieur"
keeo hardly jdelgne a bow to the 1
enchman, and offered his arm to Nannie.
"You will walk with me a little while Vo
"Thanks--but the music is beginning,
,d I protuised to dance with hIr. Blair."
"But afterwards ?" said 4eunox, the chill
"But I am engaged to Mr. Thornton."
"When then?" demauded Lennox, with
"Really, my card is so full, U hardly
otwiv. I will, however, try and spare you
"Good heavens Nannie, what affectation
Sh favored him with a well-bred stare.
"Pardon. I do not understand you."
And taking the arm of her escort, she
valked away. with.the air of an empress.
Lennox sought his sister.
"Laura, how have you changek Nanile
q?'' he demanded.
"Yes. - she is changed. Isn't -she per
"Perfect ? Rather too perfect to suit
"To-morrow I shall sec more of Naume,
But to-morrow and to-morrow and to
iorrow, it was all the same, and that "cle
ant Miss Irving," as they styled her, was
Iways in demand, and poor Lennox,'from
lie distance at which she kept him, looked
nost hcart-broken varying b.tween wrath,
Dalousy, pride and despair.
"Nannie," salid he one morning, when he
uund her a nionent alone, "how long is
lits to last?"
"I believe you wished me to come here
improve my manners, Mr. Ray; to ac
uire the elegance of society," she sait,
"Well, if you are not pleaserd with the
.sult of your own advice, I am not to
lame. You must excuse me now, Mr.
tay, I am going to ride with the ucount de
And with a graceful gesture of adieu,she
Ift him sick at heart.
That afternoon Lennox walked unian
ouncod into Laura's room.
"I thought I'd drop in and say good-bye
ofore you went down stairs," said he. "I
"Indeed? Where are you going?" asked
"Oh, I don't know I" was his savage re
"You can take a note to George for me?"
"Yes, if you get it ready," said lie.
"Very well-I will write it now.''
Laura left the room, and Lennox stood
ioodily'at the window.
Presently Nannle came in alia stood near
"Are you really going nway~?" she
"Yes, I am," was the short answer.
"And won't you tell us where ?"
"I don't know nyself-neither know nor
are " he growled.
Ihe slipped her hand in his arm, with the
Id caressing movement he remembered so
rell, and spoke gently, using his name for
lie first time since lie came.
"But, Lennox. dear, if you go away off
-newhere, what shall I do ?"
Ie turned suddenly and caught her to his
"Oh, Nannie, Nuinnle!" he cried, passion
tely, "if you would only come back to me
ad love inc-if I could recover my lost
rcasure, I would not go anywhere. Oh, niy
at love, is it too late ?"
She laid her face down against hisshoul
ri and asked:
''Lennox, (dear, tell me which you love
est, the Nannie you used to know, or the
sloniale young lady you found here ?"
"Oh, Naumne, darling," lie cried, clasping
or closer. "I wouldn't give one 'tass of
our old brown curls for all the fashionable
>uing ladles in the world."
"The~n you will have to take your old
lannie hack again, Lennox, dear."
Anti Lennox, p)assiolnately clasping her to
im, begged to be forgiven, and vowed lie
onld niot exchange lis precious little wild
,se for all tine hoQt-housee plants in Christ
The Small Boy's Rights.
A Kansas jndge presents his view of thne
Ights of small boys in tine following, which;
orms a portion of his judicial decision:i
S1verybody knoivs that by natune and
y instinct boys love to ride, -and
-ve to move by other means thnin their
Wn locomotion. They will cling to tine
and ends of moving wagons, ride upon
.vings and swinging gates, slide upon cel
ir doors and tine rails of staircases, pull
leds up hill in ordier to ridoe dowvn upon
hem on tine snow, and even pay to ride
pom imitation horses and imitation char
its swung around in a circle by means of
morse p)ower. This last is very much like
ding around in a circle upon a turntable.
:Jow everybody, inowing tine nature and
he instincts common to all boys, must act
cordingly. No person has a right to
cave, even on his land, dangerous mnachni
erny calculated to attract and entice boys
it, there to be injured, unless he first
akes proper ateps to guard against all acce
ent ; and any person whno thnu does leanve
angerous machinery exzpo sed, writhnout first
nrovliing against all danger, as guilty of
Tine tables are turned. Not maay years
go a large p9rtion of thne toys used by the
hlidren of America canme from Eiuropo.
lut now not only ate tine many inventions
vhich have orIginated in our country
ought by foreigners, but toys formerlyv
inde abroad are manufactured more cheap
r hi~o, and thne 01(d world biuys largely
rrom the riew. Last year the export trade
a toys was over $1,000O,000. American
team toys and mechanical toys have rapid
multi plied within a few years, and are
~xported in large quantities; so .also tin
mud wooden toys, whieh mnucha excel Euro
aea products in style, finish, and cheap
A Trumph ot Art.
On the Peacock Island lb Potedai we
find among the white marble statues an im
age of Rachel, the celebrated French trage
dienne, placed there in memory of her tri.
umph over a monarch who had been by no
means friendly disposed toward her. We
mean Nicholas, Emperor of Russia, whose
dislike to her had been caused by her Re
publican sympathes and turbulent senl
ments, which he abhorred. ard on.account
of which he had prohibited her entrance in
to Russia; he Is even known to have said
that he wished never to set eyes on her.
This iclement verdict of the powerful
morarch was - no small stumbling block in
-the great tragedienne's way, for Russia is a
mine of gold, foreign artists and many a
Rachel and Patti of our days might relate
wonderful, iniost fabulous tales of costly
gems raining down upon them on the stage
amid the enthusiastic cheers of an enchant
Therefore, Mademoiselle Rachel was
highly pleased when, in the summer of
1852, she received an invitation to act be
fore the court at Potsdam, where the Empe
ror Nicholas was just then staying as the
King Af Prussia's guest. The famous act
res had been desired to recite several scenes
from French plays, but neither In costume
nor in company of other actors. .She there
fore arrived attired in black, the most cost
ly lace covering her beautiful arms and
shoulders; but the gentleman who, by the
King's orders, was at the station to receive
her, expressed his doubts whether the royal
and imperial party would not object to so
melancholy and mournful an apparel: and
on reaching the palace, the artist was kindly
invited by the late Princess Charles (sister
to the Empress Augusta, and wife of the
Emperor's brbther) to wear a few gayer
looking things of her own. Such an offer
could not be refused, and Mademoiselle
Racbel appeared in the gardens adorved
with roses. On inquiring for the stage she
was told that there was none erected, and
that she was expected to stand on a grass
plot in froid, of the seats of her noble audi
ence. This demand roused her quick tom
per, so that she was on the point of return
ing to Berlin, when her official attendant,
the above mentioned gentleman, paeifled
her by remarking that she would be on the
same level with the audience, that her art
would prove thogreater for the want of any
stage apparatus ; and that (last but not
least) he reminded her of how much was at
stake-an enormous honorarium and per
haps the repeal of that fatal interdiction.
After a moment's hesitation and a struggle
with he self, Mademoiselle Rachel took her
c ce. oac's arm, and suffered hiin to lead her
to the spot destined for her performance.
The evening was lovely; the moon, half
hidden behind a group of poplars, threw
her silvery light on the pond and- the gentle
murmuring fountain. A few torches and
lights illuminated the face of the artist,
while the court sat in the shadow. Deep
silence ensued upon her appearance-one
could hear the crickets eirp-and then she
.beggn her orations. The hiteners seemed
spell bound ; that was not human Ppeecti,
it was music dropping from her lips. She
was determined to be irresistible; and she
succeeded so well, that even the hitherto
unfriendly Emperor himself, won by her
art, rose from his seat when she had ended,
and meeting hier half way, kissed her hand
in presence of the asseibleti court, assur
ing her that hencefurth she would be wel
come In Russia.
What were the praises, flatterles and
congratulations of the others who weie
crowding around the happy artist, com
pared to the homage rendered to her by
the mighty ruler of E uropo's vastest coun
try, the monarch from whom a sign ordered
thousands of his subjeets to be-or not to be.
iThus was one of the greatest autocrats
in Europe won over oy the acting and elo
cution of-a woman I
A Brav FIrena,a.
Phelin.Toole, who was a brave fireman
of St. Louis, lately lost his life at a fire In
that city. Phielim gave the following ac
count of the Sou.thern Hotel horror on tile
night of April 11, 1877. Th'Ie narration
reads thus : "I ain tiller-muan of the Skin
ner escape, a post I have filled for four
years and seven monthls. I don't know ex
actly the.tiime tile alarm caime inm, but it was
seone time after idnighlt, down stairs'. We
went out of the house as usual, and, I
think, mlade better time to the fire thlan we
usually (10 and slopped in front of the grand
entrance on the Walnut street side. I1
can't get off tihe truck till it stops, as the
hind1( whleels aIre on a pivot and a /muan hats
to steer it. Som1e unknown person took the
fly-ladder ; that delayed us about a minute
and a half--no mnore. We raised the ladder
onl the Walnut street side, but thlere was no
one to be savedl thtere, so we took her down
and1( went round to the Fourthl street side.
It is an ugly street--there is a double car
track and that porch was in our way ; but
we got 11er up in very quick time, and then
I left my place and shinned up tile laddler.
.1 told somebody to bring me a light line
that was cill tip at the tiller and( thley
brought it. Trho line had stops on it like
we used at sea to send sails aloft, but tile
stops were hardly rotten enouigh. Whlen I
got to tile top of the fly-ladder 1 was still
about five feet below the windlow in wichl
the people were. I couldn't pass lip. Them e
were four p)eop)le in tile window, all whhz
sheets. I shlouted to one of them, "You
pass 1m1 a sheet." "Whlat do you want wnth
it?" said he. "Yeu pass it down and I'll
save your lives," 8o I got the sheet and
twisted it and wvent into the window whlere
they were on it. I madle imy life preserver
,fst to tile centre-piece of tile windtow, I
nmado fast to a Mr. Rteese and lowered him(1
down on the window-sill under me lie
thloughlt I wanted to get him on tihe larider,
but it would halve been impossible to do
thlat. 1 thie4 sent his wife down, aiid lie
shoved her out to the ladder, where she
was caught and pulled on. by a fireman.
Next I qpnt this light woman, Joanna llal
pyin, down, and Mr. Rleese wanted to,catch
h1er and shlove her over to thle laddcr like lie
had dlone his wife, and I swore at him in a
way that I oughitn't to hlave done. So 1he
let go of her and I dropped 11cr down on to
the porch below, whlere she was easily tak
en off. I hauled up the rope' again and sent
down tis girl Bulrke, a big, heavy woman.
I thought she weighed two hundred on th'e
andl of that line. Thie rope got foul of Rteese
end his shleet. and so I says to myself:
"Old gal, it ain't agoing to hurt you to drop
thle rest of the way," so I let hea: go by tile
run about four or five feet and she landed
all rIght. Thea I got Rleese out to the ia.f
deor and Barney McKeruana helped him
down. - I untied my rope, took a slip bend
about. the ceutro.nisne andt dtennnar dom.
to the ladder and so to the ground. it was
getting pretty hot and "ioky, but I did my
best. Then we moved to another window
and got two women and a man out the
same way. Not a living soul was then to
be seen. We saved everybody that showed
their face, and so we got rmund to Elm
stret. Nobody was in sight there, and so
we went all round the hotel back to Fourth.
ir. Lindsay called my attention to a man
hanging in a window-Mr. Kennedy we
found out it was. I went up, but we
couldn't get the ladder into the window and
I threw him the clack of my rope. "I'll
jump." said lie. - ."No, dant it, don't
jump," I cried. "Take plenty of slack
and I'l save you ;" and I threw him more
slack and twisted a round or two about the
fly ladder, so that If he had to jump lie
would have a chance for his life. I ran
down and we got the truck nearer. We
ran the truck into a shape that a truck never
did work in this country, or any other, and
never will again, though it did that time.
It had nothing to support it ; so we threw
her against the wall some distance below
the window. I ran up-as far as it would
go and told him to drop out of the window
aud hang on by the sill. The glass was
cracking in the window at this time. Then
I took a firm hold of the ladder with my
legs and feet, leaning out a little to get a
good purchase, took hold of his feet with
uiy liat ds and yelled "drbp," and down lie
came. I fastened on to hitn, anti had a nice
little tine for a minute or two. Le was
very much excited, and we were hard set
to get him off the ladder. I hadn't coiled
up my rope when down coies that whole
Fourth st-reet side.
Next to stable manure we believe tobac
co stems to be the best fertilizer for tobacco
known. Castor pumace when-used it con.
nection with manure gives a good leaf of
(lark color and line texture. It is now gen
erally conceded by all tobacco-growers that
the leaf is more even in color when grown
on the same ground year atfer year, like
the onion, while a less amount of fertilizers
can be used and about the saiue amount of
leaf will be secured. At the bouth com
mercial fertilizers are used almost exclu
sively, while at the West when fertilizers
are used at all the kind used Is the very
best of barn-yard manure. In Wisconsin
the largest growers In the btate use this
kind of fertilizer for both coninon Wis
consin and Spanish leaf. In Cuba, Peru
vian guano is used largely as well as the
manure of mules. In Oyria goats' dung is
used, while in Japan only liquid manure is
used, applying it to the roots of the plant in
same manner as with the tea plant. In Ger
many, Hussia and Holland fertilizers krom
the sable are used. In Franc3 the entire
system of culture Is under control of Gov
ernment officials, and the prescribed amount
of lertiizers to the acre is established by
law, as well as the time of topping, suck
ering and the number of leaves to be left
on each, plant. The culture of tobacco in
E, urope is controlled entiely by the Gov
ernment in thirteen nations, and Is rapidly
being brought to a high state of perfection.
Manure must be in a soluble statE in order
to induce a rapid growth, without which
the leaf w ill be of little value. Tobacco Is
the most rapid grower of all our field pro
ducts. Green manure should not be ap
plied In the spring, but in the fall may be
spread or plowed under about twelve cords
of stable nanure to the acre, or from forty
to lifty ordinary cart-loads. Seed leaf or
cigar tobacco requires richer soil than cut
ting tobacco, but of late the Virginia and
Kentucky tobacco-growers are using large
quantities of stable or "cow-pen" manure.
In the heavy tobacco country of Kentucky
the planters are giving the subject of fertil.
izers very much attention, and throughout
the entire tobacco-growing section of the
country the question Is being repeatedly
asked, "How and what fertilIzers shall we
use on tobacco?"' It may safely be affirm
ed that the land can hardly be manured too
highly, yet the query has been raised of
late whether too nmuch manure to the a::re
Is possible. The subject Is certainly a vital
one0 and worthy of study and experiment.
Tobacco grbwing is a science yet in its in
fancy no doubt, since new sorts are being
constantly originated anid new methods of
culture adopted. Fertilizers must be0 usedl
liberally, else it will do no good. to plant.
From 1,b00 or 2,000 p)ounds t~o the acre Is
the average yield in the New England andI
Mi:ldle States, andi the seed leaf of those
States is now considered the finest, grown
in this country.
A Game Bacy.
It will be remnemberedi that the schooner
Twilight broke her imoorings at, Atlanitic
City anid drifted to sea with only a boy,
Adolphius Parker, aboard, during~ a gale.
The boy gives the following statement of
his adventurous trip : He said when she
first parted her moorings I thought I would
run lier ashore, but she struck the wharf
amid sheered off into thme stream. I then
threw over a small kedge anchor, which
dragged to the first buoy and there parted
the cable. Noticing she was fast beIng
drIven or. the b)ar, I hoisted sail to keep her
off, Trhe surf boat put out to help me, but
turned back. Meanwhile I tried to haul
her close to t,he wind, after clearing the
bar, in the hope of receiving assistanice,
which did not come. I now found myself
fast being driveii to sea, and I dIa not
think the schooner would be able to stand
the terrible waves wvhichi strdck her. The
rigging was poor, sail torn, and the pros
pect of her weathering the gale not very
p)romIsingC. On Wednesday ni ght a heavy
seai broke over tihe vessel and rolled me
over theo wheel. The rigging and deck
were covered with ice, and it was with
dlhiculty I kept myself fromt freezing. On
Tliiay I supposed I was near the Gnlf
Streami. There wvas about a foot and a
half of water in the hold( and a heavy sea
rolling. The pumps gave out, -and I was
forced to bail her out with a bucket. About
four o'clock on Thursday afternoon the
wind spranig up fresh from the uotithecast.
I then headed wvest and about ton o'clock at
night was hailed by a bark which cleared
t,he schooner by only ten feet. The
schooner's lights wont ou. and I took down
the starboard light, rehit it and hung 'the
signal light in the main rigging on the port
side. On F'rlday morning I sighted land
near Beach ilaven, and after beating about
all day headed tip abreast Absecom Lighit.
T[he sea was very rough, and falling to
brIng the vessel into the inlet, and as the
water was up to the cabin floor, I beached
her on Little Brlgantinie D3ioals, where I
was taken off, after hing keon without
sleep for four days and thre~ nights."
A Texas Horse Trade.
There is a gentleman by the name ol
Smith living in Galveston who keeps i
kind of livery stable. Among other horsei
in his custody was a flue bay horse belong
ig to Jones. This) horse, In cavortinj
about the stable yard, ran against a wagot
and broke his leg. Smith was responsible
All he had to do was to send for a police
man, have the aninal sliot, and pay Jonei
about $60, the value of the animal. SmitI
notifled the policeman, and started out t
see Jones, and inform him officially abou
the accident. Now Smith is considerabb
f a wag. Happening to.meet Brown, h4
asked if Brown did not want to buy v
liorse. It had been the dream of Brown'
life to sit behind a horse of his own an<l
call out "g'langl" lie wanted a cheal
horse and one that was safe, so that whet
bmith put the question to hin Browin re
plied : "May be so; If you have the righi
kind of a horse. Is lie a steady, quiel
"He is the qiletest horse you ever saw.
"Won't bite or kick, and Is not likely t(
- "If lie bites, kicks, or ruis away, I'll giv<
you yotir money back."
"Humnph," said Brown, "what are yot
asking for the wonderful animal?"
"I'll let you have him chiap. lie IF
that tine bay horse Jones used to own. I'll
tet you have him for $21. Give me $1
lown, and your note for $20 more, and it
is a bargain. I haye no more use for the
Norse, but I want money right off.".
Brown thought to himself: "This Is- thi
golden, opportunity. Smith has been tan
poring with c tton futures, and is strapped,
I'm sorry for him, but business is busliess,
I'm not his guardian;" so he planked dowi
the dollar and gave his note book for tht
If Brown was pleased with the trade,
Rnith was still more so. 1re called to sov
oral friends, and treated thd crowd witl
the dollar, after which the procession re
rormed and marched down to the stable tc
see Brown's new purchase. When tlie
got there the policeman had already -shoi
the poor brute, and he looked like all hit
really needed was an inquest. Browi
looked very much that way himself. H(
turned pale and then got red behind thi
Dars. Then he smiled, but It was not i
particularly healthy smile. Smith tried to
lielp matters, and as soon as the crowd
bad quit holding their a[1(te, lie said: "Now,
Brown, I don't want you to tell anybody
that I swindled you. I call on these gein
tIe-nen to witness that VAe done the squar
thing. This is Jones's bay horae, the Identi.
Dal one I sold you. I guaranteed lie woukI
not not bite nor kick, and you cannot pro
roke him to run away. I think lie filt
the bill. I want you to take him off oi
I'll charge you for keeping him."
"Boys," said Brown, 'don't give n<
away, I know I am not the only fool on
3alveston Island. Let's go and hunt for a
Juplicate and I will set 'em up,"
They strolled out and met Robinson
"Look here, Mobinon, don't you wani
a right gr.od horse at a bargaini II'V
just bought Jones' fine bay horse. - 114
cost $60 originally, and lie Is in just th(
tame condition lie was when I goi
'Ohl''' said Robinson, 'Ithings are har
ind horse feed is awful high. A high'
slopplug horse, like Jones' bay, will cal
his head off In no' time."
"That's where you are fooling yourself,
lie eats less titan any horse you ever saw.
By t hunder, no hQrse can eat less than lit
"Ain't he a little frisky?"
- Brown shook his head and replied:
"You are doing that horse Injustice. You
.an tell by looking at him that lie Is nol
cind of an animal I'll let you have hin for
lust what I gave for - hni-$20-$1 down,
mid your note, secured by such men aE
llelidenhelmer. for the balance. i've got
o have money."
Robinson thought It was moan to lake ad
vantage of Brown's distress, lint then II
was not his lookout. 1i lie was out of hit
'ead, why din't ho have the court appoli
[dim a guardian ? 8o lie planiked dlown $1
tad gave the note, on tihe condition that tht
[orse would go im a wagon.
"You bot," remarked Brown, "he'll gc
in a wagon. He won't go in anything else.
Dome on, boys, let's spend this dollar."
After they had wiped off their motuths,
thme procession re-formed andi siarted Lto In
spect the animal. Sure enough, three nig
gers wvere lifting him into a wagon.
"Thiere," said Brown, "I told you h<
would go Into a wagon. D)on't say I swin.
diled you. .-Ic will cat less than any horst
you ever ownedl. Yom will save his valtim
in horse feed In two weeks. Jast try, rnt
see If lie Is not gentle. Tickle him i~ ith
Tihe spectators applauded. Rtobinsom
looked like he ought to go along with hih
horse to keep him In countenance.
In conclusion, it Is whispered on thm
strand among capitalists that, some of the
motes have already passed into thme hands o
inuccent holders, anid as soon as they man
Lure, p)rotests will be in order.
The Mptths of Pltants.
"If you aire very thirsty," saidi 0old Mr.
iiwlig, "and I was to pour a glass of wa
ter on the to1) of your head, would you b<
re-y grateful to me ?"
"No," said Tonm, who was watering le
geranlum, "I'd be mad I"
"Well," said the old man, "you are noi
creating your plant much better. It hani
mouths, andi It likes to drink when it Im
[hirst,y, but you don't pour the water mutt
"I don't know whore they are," sal
I'omi, looking curiously at the bush.
"Its loaves are full of earer little porel
andl they are choked with dust," Mr. Ew
Lij said. "Just put the nose again on th<i
watering-pot and wash off time leaves."
Tomi picked up the Dose, put it on tIm
spout of thme pot and gave the bush a tho
"It does look b)etter' lie saId. "IIat
It any other mouths?"
"Plenty more," said thme old man ; "onc
at the endl of each rootlet. When you poul
a stream of water around the stem of- thi
plant, I think It must feel as you would I
L put your drink on hour head."
"Yes," said Tom, "see the fuschila.
dlidn't water the leaves nor the ends of th<
roots, I am sure.''
"And don't you see you are doing t
same ting by that rhododendron I" sai<
the irritabe old man. "Whoa you do any
thing, boy, do it In the right w,ay 1"
And hie took the watering pot hirnself
and every mouth Iin each plant got a.goot
drink that time,
No two of us walk alike. The hingts o
our galts turn the same way, but with dif
The baby strikes a toddle because it
hasn't strength enough to walk, but it has
the underlying prlaciple of a natural walk,
because it "toes in." "Toeing out" is a
military article, invented for tho express
purpose of'showing how much more man
knew than the Lord did.
The hippity hoppity skip and junp Is
peculiarly the little girl's gait. Uneasy and
restless the lutter-budget seems determined
to wear the sole of her shoe and the soul of
her mother out at the same time ; but she
is the prettiest pieture of animation human
ity can show.
The dead run all out of breath is the
small boy's galt. You can set down the
boy who so far forgets himself as to walk as
already in his dotage. Very old.
Tle square heel and to is the gait af
fected by professional pods on the sawdust
track , but it is growing obsolete, thank our
The bound to have it gait is a rapid
straight forward stride, never turning to the
right or left. The man who has it knocks
over children, barks his shins against market
baskets, and stubs his toes against every
thing on the walk. But lie "gets there,"
and his coat, tall arrives about two iinutes
There is the slow measured gait, tread,
tread, tread, all day long. The man who
carries the hod has this peculiarity down
line. lie would iun to a tire in the same
step, and get thero-possibly.
Tho long lope, thirty-four inches to the
step, with a sag of the knee joint and a
vigorous swing of the arms, is that of the
young man from Huraldom. lie gets the
walk from going over rough ground and
anybody that gets the best of hiii has got
rough ground-to go over.
The quick, sharp and spiteful gait with
the little metalic heels ringing on the pave
ment is the gait of the smart young miss
with bright eyes and lots of vivacity. The
young nman who intends to keep company
with her for life must make up his mind
to train to her step. She never will train
The everyday busiess gait. Going right
along with your leet, and your thoughts in
the oilco, store, Rhop, or wherever it is.
You never know how far the walk is, nor
how long It takes you to cover It. It i3
indefinite and frequently the only aid to
Take it easy, don't care a cent sort of a
galt with cane twirling over his finger is
typical of the man of the world. lie leads
a life of leisure and wouldn't hurry him
self. As a consequence lie grows fat, rheu
matic and gouty and in later years walks
with two canes and tremulous linbs. It
doesn't pay to bunch your pleasure.
The dinner gait, before and af ter, is mon
tioned merely as afWording a remarkable
contrast. It would hardly seemn possible
that one pair of legs could perform so en
tirely in opposition.
The slow gait. For further particulars
send a boy om an errand.
The fumbling, hesitating gait braced up
by a good hickory cane is what we are all
coning to, if we live but our three score
years and ten. It will be pleasant to "slow
up," just before reachng the grave.
The stroll. Just at twilight, conscious
that the (lay's work is over, and that a sea
son of rest is before you, to leisurely moan
dter along III pleasant, paths, beneath the
deepening shade of shapely trees, to listen
to the hum of the busy world as it gradual
ly dies away, to watch for the twinkle of
the first star of evening, or may be catch a
glimpso of the moon over the left shoulder;
ah--thIs is the aRCI of peCdestrianism. If
you don't believe it, offer her your arm to
night and try it.
TAhey WVanted to Live an the Stara.
Very near us sat, t,wo young people.
lie wore the face of a man who shaves
three times a day, and that white necktie
had never seeni the starlight before. There
wvas pearl p)owdier on the shouldcr of his
coat, and a tendecr, dreamy look in her
,lovely eyes. They sat, andi looked up at
the stars, and they dIin't, care for any soli
tary thig any nearer to t,his earth. "M~or
iner," she imiumured softly, "Mortlmer"
-is name appearedl to be Mortimner.
though I couldn't learn whether it was his
front name or his after namc-"Mortimer,
dlear," she said, "if we couldi only live
ap)art, fromi this busy and sordid, unsym
pathetic world, in one of yon glittering
orbs of goldeni ra(iiance, living apart from
all else, only for each other, forgetting the
b>ase things of earthly life, the coarse greed
of t,he wvord and its animal mnstincts, that
would be our heaven, would it niot,
Andl Mortimcr, lhe said that it would.
"Tihero heart of my ownm," lhe said(, aind lia
voice tremb)led with earnestness, "my own
darling Ethel, through all the softened ra
dliance of thme (lay and( all time shimmerIng
tenderness of nigh't, our lives wonl:i pass
away in an exaltedi atmnosphlere above time
base-born wants of earthly mortals, and rar
bi-yond the chattering crowd that lhves bumi
for to-day, our~ lives, refined beyond thme
And just then the man with the gong
came out. Mortimer, lhe mnade a grab at
Ethmel's hand and a p)luinge for the cabin
door. Ethel jusat gathered her skirts with
her other hand, ,u ulj e I ci ar over the back
of her chair a.d after bin~i, and away they
went, clattering down the cabin, upset a
chair, ran into a good, sweet old Quaker
lady, and banged a bad word out of her be
fore she had time to stop it ; (down the
stairs they rushed, collared a couplio of
chair.- at the nearest table, feed a waiter,
and opened thme campaign without skirm
ishing. I am a man of coarse mold and an
-earlthi-born appetite myself, and I wouldn't
live in a star so gmg as I could find a good
hotel in America; but long, long before I
could get seats at the table for my faniely,
Mortimer and Ethel had eaten two b uc.
fish, a little rare beefsteak, some corn
bread, a plate of hot cakes, two boiled eggs
and a bunch of onions, and the waiter hatt
gone out to toast them some cheese. Mora'.
I have (luring my wanderIngs, met several
people who wanted to live in at star, where
earth-born people with human appetites
couldn't~ trouble them, and I always found
[tie safest place for an earth-born man when
the star-born soul started for the dinner tabje
was behind a large roek. DIstrust time
Saspiring mortal who lives in a piano so ele
I vated that ho requires the use of a telescope
- when ho wants to look down at the rest of
us. And If he over wants to board at your
humle abl, harge him $15 a week and
i edhmon lots of soup, or you'll lose
money on hIm.4
Our Cows and thet Value.
It is estimated that the nuiMber of milk
cows in the United States is over 18,000,
000, requiring the.annual prodUct of 52,.
000,000 acres of land for feed, giving em
ployment to 060,000 men, and requiring
the labor of 860,600 men. Estimating the
cows at $80 each, the horses $80, and land
at $80 per acre, together with $200,000,
000 for agricultural and dAlry implements,
and the total amoui)t Invested in the In
dustry is $2,219,280,000. This is con.
siderably more than- the amount invested
in banking and the commercial and manu
facturing interests of the country, which is
$1,800,904,586. The cattle and horses
will require two tons of hay annually or Its
equivalent. If It is estimated that 5,000,
000 cows are fed with grain for winter
dairying, and that If the horses eat daily six
quarts of oats or corn during the year, they
will consume 28,888,800 tons of hay, 84,
380,000 bushels of corn meal, 84,870,000
bushels of oat meal, 1,250,000 tons of bran,
30,000,000 bushels of corn, and $00,000,
000 bushels of oats, of a total value of
$384,459,400. To this should be added
the labor of 650,000 men at $20 per month,
$156,000,000, making the annual value of
$504,459,400, or an average of $88.80 per
cow. Accepting 12 cents per gallon as a
basis for conmputing the vaLue of the milk
pro% uc' aL d 446 gallons he average yield per
ann1lu-&I (this being the average in sixteen
States in 1'800),the 18,000,000 cows produce
avinually 5,71i8,'000,000 gallons of rnilk.j
1 ori $695,760C,00. Aual3*is..ho,%s hat A
puands of milk cun,ain the same kind ua
amount of nutritloa as 1 pound of boneless
beef. The total weight of the milk pro
duct is 50,782,600,000 pounds, equal to
14,495,000,000 pounds of boneless beef.
About 50 per cent of a fat steer is boneless
meat, so that it will require 20,050,000
steers of 1,400 pounds weight to produce
the same amount of nutrition as the annual
milk product. Such fat steers would sell
at $4.50 per cwt., or $(3 each-a total of
$1,U030,000; deducting for hide 'and
tallow, $260, 190,000, leaves the meat
value $1,040,760,000. This gives the food
value of the milk product In the United
States annually. Willard, lu his "Prac
tical Dairy Itusbandry," says that milk at
24 cents per gallon is equivalent in value
to boneless beef at 9 cents per pound." It
is f#lsc economy, therefcro, that suibstitut
ed meat for milk as aii article of fool. The
same authority (Willard) states that 50 per
cent of thei milk is used in making cheese
and butter, 41 per cent Is consumed in a
liquid state. The Department of Agricul
ture, 1877, estimates there are 1,000,000,
000 pounds of butter and 800,000,00U
pounds of cheese mado annually in the
United States. At 27 pounds of milk for
1 pound of butter, and 9j for 1 pound of
cheese, the total amount of milk used
would be 29,950,000,000, add 41 per cent
gf the product for coustmnption, the total
production is 50,752,825,000 pounds, with
lina small fraction of I per cent of the
estimate made. The cascine in the milk
used for making butter, if utilized for cheese
would produce annually 1,890,000,000
pounds,;and besides there 's aniu 41y run oil
in the skimtued milk, buttermilk, and whey
200,000,000 pounds of milk sugar, which,
if saved, would have a market value
greater than the entire annual sugar crop
A PiCkpooke, Suid.
iecently a lady living at the upper part
of East Broadway, N. Y. on her way home
boarded an East Broadway one-horse car
in front of Frankfort street, deposited her
fare in the cash box hnd was then invited
to take a seat by a man who moved to an
other part of the car. The lady had with
her a portfolio of large size, which she held
on her lap after being seated. She had
not ridden far before she felt something
touching the right side of her dress, and
looking (down saw a newspap)er was cover
ing a portion of it. 11er suspicIons were
aroused, as she had her gold watch and a
ten-dollar note in her pocket on that side of
the dress, and she at once felt for the vaiu.
ables andi found them. She took thoem out
of her pocket, and being convinced that the
fellow alongside of her was a pickpocket,
thouight she would have a little fun at his
expense. She took tihe watch and wrapped(
the ten-dollar note0 aroundi it, so that he
could see it, and then putting the portfolio
In such a way that the fellow could not see
what she was doing, put the articles in her
loft hand, and placed her right again in her
p)ocket as if depositing the watch and
money therer" The lady had in her pocket
a cracker in a piece of pap)er. one left of a
half a dlozen she had taken wvith her from
home us a "snack," and, squaeozlng the
paper around the hard cracker, she drew it
up close to the entrance to the pocket and
waitedi to see if the fish would bite. In a
moment or two afterward sheofelt the news
paper augain thrown carolcssly over her lai
andl the (delicate touch on her dress as be
fore, and then tihe fellow got up and pulled
the stral) for the car to be stopped. lie
got out, and, putting a hand In each of his
overcoat p)ockets, marchied down East
Broadway until ho canmo to a corner, aroumnd
wvichi lie passed ont thme double quick to ex
amino his booty. Thle ladly wondlers what
the thief said when insteadl of a gold watch
andl a ten dollar note lie found out that lie
had-stolen a cracker and a pice of white
paper. As the~ lady (lees nut care about
thme loss, dletectives need not call on her
to ascertain what she will give for the i.e.
covory of the p)roperty. She does not wish
to make any compromnise. The thief was
a well foramed fellow, about five feet eight
or nine inches hIgh, not stout, with a bad
looking loft eye. s.lie had an accomplice,
no doubt in the man who first got up in
the ear and offered the lady the seat, as
after the thief left the other son followed.
Sad t ate or an uid nmaacor.
The blessed baby had been howling mi
the street cars for nine blocks, until every.
bodly else in the car had escaped eicept a
bald-headed old Galvostonian, who rubbed
the top of his dome of thought, sooWIedI
stamped, fumed, and gave othmer evidonces
of being annoyed. - ,-,
"I hope thme baby don't disturb. you1
sir," said the mother, pleasantly.
"No, madam, it does notr" he saidsa
ageijy grittIng his teeth.d u
"am so glad. .I was afrai 16 Id.-.id4
tie toot-sy, wootey, yum, yunit yum I'
"No, madam, it don't disturb me" 4
said still more sa;vagely. 'Aatte (ta
fiddlesticks only distu*bs oifqhtho.d
joining county. It h1a a
idiot of m v block.