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T1RI-WEEKLY EDI TION. WINNSBORO, S. C., SE~PTEMBE~R 16, 18.VL Y-O 1
Why do the children leave us. 0 our Father
The little children cradled on our breast ?
Why do our doves fly upward in the mornii
While other birdlings sleep within the nesi
Can it be true that music up In heaven
Is sweeter when their voices join the hymi
Is richer light to realms of glory given
For that which fading left our bomes so din
And can.the angels who, all day ar gi Ing
Care to the lambs within the Shi pherd's foh
Need, as a mother needs, amid her glieving,
The httif ones at night to olasi, and hold ?
When shall we see again the pr cloue faces
That Vave our homes such sunthine who
they smiled ?
Oh. what shall fill the heart' sad vaca,
Or hush the tones th at plead "(.ve back tb
Why must we listen vainly for tbre patter
Of little feet at morning on the ,-I air ?
And miss the merry uound of childish lauohte
Or gentler tones sa)iug the evening prayei
Why valuly long for klese falling purely
From lips that said their good night at ou
Oh, He that made the mother-heart hatl
No chiding in Ilia own for thoughts lik
E'en this how can we know-fls hand hat
In wrath or meroy ? Only he can tell.
Perhaps in some sweet day there may bi wil
Upon our hearts this r.?ecor.l, "It is we')."
Ptrhape the broken hoerts that thrill an
Through all the night under the hand <
May in the morning of a glad forever,
Wake neath God's touch to melody again.
The Bitter End.
Herbert Wallis was "no man's enemy bu
his own;" at least so people said, till th
final catastrophe came. Then ney discov
ered that his extravagance was viclotu
ness, his free open-heartedness hypocrisy
le was one of those unfortunates who cai
never say "no." When a fellow clerk i
the Government office, in which he was ai
employe, asked him to indorse a promin
sory note for $200, he was not the man t<
refuse him. Once In the clutches of th
vampire bill discounters, a fast-living younj
man, without private means and withou
strength of character, may consider him oi
the "high road to ruin." So it proved wit]
our hero. In the course of a few years hi
became so inextricably involved that I
forged a senior clerk's name to a note a
three months, hoping, nay believing, lik
Micawber, that something would "turi
up" to enable him to meet. it when it be
Elsie Roberts loved Herbert with all he
heart and soul. She was a gentle, fair, true
hearted girl, residing with her widowc(
mother, who kept a boarding-hbuse In thi
outskirts of the city.
Mrs. Roberts was quite unfitted for he
position, being too generous and lady-liki
to feel, her boarders on hash and bread. pud
ding, and too delicately minded to renun
them of their board money being overdue
bhe and Herbert's mother had been school
fellows, and the latter recommended he
son to the widow's care when he first cam,
to the city to enter upon his official duties
and be had since resided with them. Sh<
tianetioned the engagement to her daughter
when it became evident that the young peo
ple loved each other, and already lookei
upon him as her own son, being as blind <
his faults as Elsie herself was. Inceed, hi
errors were more of the head than heart
and had he possessed one strong, true ant
faithful friend, cognizant of the world'
ways, this sketch need never have beej
Herbe.rt himself was not aware hos
strong his love was for Elsie till the fata
hour drew near when the note must be paid
or he himself be proclaimed a forger and
felon. Then, indeed, when too late, hi
eyes were op)ened and lhe saw the folly an<
sin of the gay andl reckless life he had beel
ieading. But even at the last lie lacke<
the courage to consult with these, his bcs
friends, as to the wisest course to pursue
but still trusted to the "turn up" system t<
pull hIm through "'somehow."
On Mond - tnrning the money must b
paid, aud' e ained at home with hi
frien,daall day Sunday till evening church
WVhat were his feelings, his thoughts, a
EIle and he held the hymnbook betweel
-. - them? Even she noticed how his haun
trembled and how his voice shook, and1( tha
lie had never kissed her so passionately ai
lhe (lid that night uponi retiring to rest.
The nmoring came. Herbert, hoping
still, but for what he scarcely knew, wen.
to the ofic. Ilow he trembled when hi
met the cool and quiet gaze of his seniot
Mr. Hepburn, the man whosesignature hi
bad forged. He tried in vain to do hisa or
dinary work. Every time the door opene<
lhe started and a cold shiver went throng)
him, and it was realhy almost arelief whon
after knocking, a nman entered, saying, "Mr
"Are you prepared to medt this prcmli
sory note for three hundred dolhi ?"
"I am not, sir. I have been expecting
to receive a remittance frein homq, hu
have been disappointed. If you will b
good enough to wait a few (lays-"
"My employer cannot walt; you have a
often deceived him. It was Mr. 11cpburn
name alone that induced himn to loani yoi
this money, as yen cannot or will not pay
why, I must apply to him."
"FrGod's sake, spare me !
"Spare you I Whyl Is anything wrong
You have not surely-"
The man looked keenly at Walils, a
the latter, covermig his face Mt.h lis handi
burst into tears.
We will bring the first part of our tale t
a speedy conclusion. Mr. Ilepburn,c
course, denied that the signature was hii
andi Herbert Wallis was arrested for foi
The grief of Elsie is not to be described
but It is an old, old story. She did not di
or go mad; as some wives andl sweethear
have done, even recently, when their dei
ones have been condemned to St ate Prisor
as flerbert Wallis was for a termii of liv
vears with hard labor.
Perhaps her mother's trouble diverted h<
thoughts from her own. for-the poor wide'
was herself'involved ini debt and dillicultih
through her kind-heartedness, and her ii
ability to dun these who had brought hi
As for Herbert, once the blow struok,tI
axe fallen. his carelesnness returned to h1
and he seemed to feel his position far less
acutely than the two poor women whom
- he had left to fight the battle of fe unaided
9 Three years and more have passed. Let
us briefly review the changes that h.ve
taken place in the lives of simple Mrs. Rob
erts and her daughter.
Soon after Herbert Wallis'convlction they
I were "sold out," but fortunately before the
small sum left from the sale of their furni
ture was entirely expended the mother pro
cured a situation as housekeeper to a mid
dle-aged gentleman of wealth, with per
mission to have her daughter with her as
an assistant. This procured them a com
fortable home. Elsie wrote frequently to
Herbert, and at first headfswered her letters
it as often as the prison regulations woulb al
low hib to do so; but before the expira
0 tion of a year his letters were so much cold
er in their tone as to perplex and worry the
poor girl sadly. Finally lie wrote to say
that lie would rather all correspondence
, should cease between them. If, at the ex
? piration of his sentence, he found himself
able to regain his position in society he
r would come and claim her ; if not, why it
was better to commence the final separa
tion at once. In the meantime lie begged
her not to neglect any opportunity for ad
e vanctg herself, by marriage or otherwise,
and to endeavor to forget his existence.
(an you blame her, then, if, when Mr.
h Waller (their employer) most respectfully
made her an offer of marriage, she accepted
hini Here was rest for herself and her
mother, and although she did not particu.
larly love her husband, still she admired
and respected him; and Indeed he was
d most worthy both of her admirat!on and re
f Here then we find her at the end of three
years the wife of a rich and worthy gentle
Man, residing in an elegant mansion on the
banks of the Hudson.
What effect has his imprisonment had
upon Herbert Wallis? The most inevita
ble one. le has listened to the thrilling
adventures of his ft low prisoners till lie has
t himself longed to share with them. At the
0 end of three years and seven months, hav
I lng behaved himse!f well enough to gain
his commutation time, he is discharged[,
and with him two of the most notorious of
the men whose tales he so loved to listen to.
Alas I for Herbert Wallis.
A villa surrounded by its own grounds;
- time, midnight. Three men lurking on the
piazza, listening attentively to the slightest
All's quiet, Bill ; let's go for it."
In a very short time a pane of glass is
out, the fastenings of the window undone
3 then a small hole cut through the shutter, a
3 hand inserted, the bar raised, and then there
a is free entrance for the gang of burglars,
for such they are.
"You stop below Bill : if anything goes
- wrong whistle. The youngster and I will
go through the crib. le doesn't under
r stand the graft (work) well enough to leave
him to watch here. If we want you I'll
I give the office. Take your shoes off, my C
lad, and carry this bag for the swag; let's I
hope you'll get enough for a big spree in I
r Now York." 'l
All is silence. Theburglars with stealthy t
tread gain access to the pantry, and poor
SHerbert Wallis (for our readers have c
guessed lie is the "youngster") with trem
bling hands holds open the bag to receive a
r the "swag," viz.: the silver plate.
3 "Now, then, my lad, leave this below, t
and let's take a look up stairs. ve shan't 8
find anything there too heavy for our pock- 0
eta. Jewelry and greenbacks don't take t
up much room."
Two bedrooms visited-empty. Another t
3 door-locked. A pair of nippers noiseless
A ly applied, and the door opens. A dim hgiht I
burninr. A n,an and woman in bed sleep
s Dead silence as the eider burgler glides
' toward the Jewelry he sees on the dressing
'A whistle-shouts-two shots heard be.
"There's a tumble. SkIp, lad, for your
s But too late conmes the warning. Mr.
WaIler, awakened by the shots anid firing, I
sees indistinctly a man leaving his room
and another about to follow him. He seizes
t his revolver from beneath his ralow. llis
wife, thoroughly awake, screams madly:
3 '"Spare huini"
T1oo late again. A shiot-and Hlerbert
0 W'allis lies a corpse upon the floor.
. Metals ini the Bod.y.
* The humain body, which seemRs mfade up
Sof flesh and blood, really contains several a
metals and gases, and other substances I
t which p)erfoi m iiuportant ofices In the
s worli of scKtnee. Nitrogen amnd carbon
and hydrogen are its chief constituents; but
it holds, besides, about two pounds oft
t, phosphorus, wvhich Is essential to the
B health of the hones and the vigor of the t
brain. TJ.his phosphorus, if extracted and(i
e put to use,' would make up about four t
- packages of friction matches. Besides t
phosphorus, it contalins a fewv ounces of ~
isodium, and a half ounce of p)otassium, '
wIch schoolboys know as a curious metal
-that burns brilliantly on the suirrace of d
water, or when touched by an Icicle. The S
quantity of such in the body would be suf
ficient for many experiments in a large
school. In addition to sodium andi potas
i slum, there are a few grains of niagnesiumn, '
t enough to make the "silver rain" for a ~
a family's stoek of rockets on a fourth of r
July evening, or to create a brilliant, light, t
3 visible twenty miles away. Who knows ?
s' but seine reckless chemist may undertake
to drive a p)rofltable business by extricating
these materials from dead bodies?
? The California Alountfain .Aessenger I
reports an interesting experiment in fruit
s curing, lately made at a Piacerville foun- <
, dry. About a peck of sliced apples were
placed in a sieve andi subjecte(t to a cold I
o air blast for three and a half hours in the I
f cupola furnace of the foundry,-and the
, fruit is rep)orte'd to have been completely
-and beautifully cured by the treatment, re
niaining soft and without the slightest die
;colorat,ion. The curedt fruit showed none
o of the harsh, stiff dryness which results
as from hot curmng, the cold blast completely
r freeing the fruit from excess of moisture,
, with no possibility of burning or shriveling
e at. The Messenger Bays: "Compared 4
with our sun drying, it effects a great:
r saving of expense, attention and risk.
y' Anybody who can command or devise a1
is strong blast of cold air, can dry fruit in a
a- superior-we might say perfect-manner,
r without being dependent on .the weather
and waiting on the show process of sun dry
0 ing, and without the most expensive resort
ni to fuel and the risk of overhating.*"
There Is In Zion, a young mtan of excel.
lent character, good ability, a worthy
young man who has but one falling. lie
has received an excellent education, trav
eled abroad and now has gone .West to
learn a few things more. I1s one failing
is a desire to acquire and use Western ex
pressions and slang phrases. Recently,
while seated in a company of hale fe lows,
well met, a popular miner, whose name
suggests all sorts of bathing places except
warn ones, made mention of "spuds." At
the employment of the term, our young
rriend glanced up and at an opportune mo
mont drew a friend apart, the user of the
term, to find out what In the infernal re
Klons " Ispuds" were. The friend explahied
that they were potatoes and well satisfied,
Lho young man left.
Soon after the above Incident happened,
sone of the young iman's companions, well
k nowing his penchant to use all expressions
he had newly acquired, dettrmined to play
a trick on him. They invited him to ac
0om11pany them to a ranch, and, nothing
loth, he accepted. When they reached the
ranch they all sat down. The young man
led in the conversation, and presently In'a
Lone of no concern, whatever, addressed
he lady of the ranch with, "Do you raise
your own spuds, Mrs. Smith?" At this all
the company jumped to their feet and
roared as though gone crazy. The con
fused young man blushed, the lady did so
likewise, and finally the spuds man falully
nquired for the cause of the hilarity. The
only reply lie got was a fresh outbreak,
)ne or two young men taking the trouble
o roll under the tables. At last, the
young man was taken to one side and
asked, "Do you know what spuds are?"
"Why yes, they are potatoes, aren't
"Potatoes the d I! They are
"Lice! Spuds are licel"
And then after a season of apology, lie
eturnod to the cily and approaching a
oker on T- . street, told him of the
mtrage practiced on hhn by the miner. Li
hought it a mean trick and proposed to
ell him so. The T- street man ask
Ad what was the matter. "Why, I asked
lady if she raised her own spuds."
"Well, what of it?"
"Why you know I asked her if she
aised her owjl"
"Where is the joke?"
"There isn't any, as I can see. I think
t was a contemptible trick."
Finally the young man told his friend
tow spuds meant lice and then lie got mad
wcause his comforter said they were pota.
os. He reproached him for trying to re
ell him and it took a visit to half a dozen
roceries and a like number of inquiries
a to the price of spuds before lie was con
'inced to what kingdom they belonged.
A Tragic uuffrio tunt.
In the month of July, 1880, after riding
ver the mountains for two days,the Crow
udians came upon a fine herd of buffaloes
a a narrow valley near by the Yellowstone.
'here were four hundred Indians and four
tiousand buffaloes. The Urows had been
meed by fear of starvation to take to the
base, and the keen hunger they were suf
ering only sharpened their eagerness for
tilt with their old fellow-nomads, the
oble bison. The game stanipeded down
lie valley in the direction of the Yellow
tone. The chase was hotly followed, half
hundred buffaloes biting the dust before
tie river was reached. One of the most
'ehement of the pursuers, who had dis
inguished himself for bravery In two or
bree fights with the Sioux, fell from his
ony in the midst of the flying herd, and
vas trampled to death by the frantic beasts.
7he Yellowstone, a roaring, rushing river,
ven at the lowest tide, was booming with
he regular summer freshet, the outpour
f the melting snows in the high nioun
sins. When the river was reached the
:amie made a bold stand, and for a time it
eemed doubtful which held the mastery ;
>ut the incessant fusillade from four hg~n
Ired rifles, together 'with the desperate
iroximity of the formidable battalion, drove
lie herd in dismay Into the roaring torrent.
heside themselves with the excitement of
lie moment, the Indians urged their ponies
nto tlip stream, unwilling that even a flood
hould spo0i1 their frenzied sport or cut
henm off from thnir :me. The terrific
:urrent, mnde tumultuous fronm the hug
miles of rock here and there in the channel,
vlhirled buffaloes,ponles and Indhians along
t a bewildering velocity, until the thou
ands of beasts were rolling andl writhing
n inextricable confusion. In the dizzy
volutionis of horses and riders the latter
yere left to struggle for themselves In the
rater, andl to be jammed to death between
lie surging masses of drowning beasts.
Lomne who foresaw the danger in time, and
urned shocreward, found safety on terra
irma, but those-who ventured far enough
D be embraced by the sweep)ing, resist.less
ide, and to become involved in tile tangle
f struggling animals, were all drowned.
'he story broughlt to the post was that
Iiirty Indians and fifty ponies were
rowned, besides five hundred or a thou.
In very early times among the Celtic
ace an eflgy of the patron saint, so comn
ion in churches and tenmples was much
sedi in the dwelings and workshops of
hie people as a so-called "protectioin"
gainst Ill-fortune. The "glory" above1
ho head of the figures--wichi were often
arved in wood aiid rudely painted--was
epresented by a clrcular piece of polished
netal, to convey the effect of the shiinig
taio, or nimbus, frequenitly seeni In lilus
rations of the Virgin and other Scripture
ubjects- Often these metal nimibus were
mf semi-circular forms, and after the figure
tself had disappeared, by reasoin of decay,
he nimbus remaIned and( was suspe)ndled
a some prominent place at the entrance
bor or other point commandling view. Jhe
~flgies in question were not uncommonly
een by the side of the doorway. In
~ourse of time the nimbus was much used
is a substitute for the latter, and was sold
a the shops for this purpose. The tradi
Ion of "good luck" as embodied ini the
iorse-shoe theory may be thus easily
raced, since it became a common occur
taco, in the due course of time, for the
raithiful adherent of the belief in charms
md symbols to adopt the horseshoe to
>rlghtness, In the absence of any- other,
whlich lie nailed over his cottage door.
Elence a piece of metal of this shape be
ame associated In the common maind
with supernatural presence *nd care in
keeping with the beloef attaching to the
wlaignal figure of the patron ant.
In the Forests.
B->ston Is said to own the two first horse
chestnuts trees brought to this country.
They are on Wahlugton street, and are repu
ted to be 103 years old. A ring does not
al ways denote a year. for the blue gum tree
of Austraha sheds its bark twice a year.
A tree recently hewn, that was known to
be only 18 years old, showed 30 distinct
rings ot growth. When Washington vil
ted Long Island lie probably crossed the
shadow of an old oak tree that still stands
on the premises of Judge McCue in Baby.
Ion. It was made a landmark in 1716, and
is therefore a local monuient 60 years
older than the nation. Old oaks and yews
in Enaland are not uncommon. Several
oaks felled in Sherwood forest, about a quar
ter of a centuary Pgo, exposed,on being sawn
up, the date 1212 and the mark or cipher of
King John; and it has been calculated that
these trees must have becen several centu
ries old at the time the marks were made.
At Fowlis Wester, in Perthshire, In the
centre of the village, standing on a slight
knoll about four feet higher than the sur
rounding country, is a very large and old
sycamore. which girths 17 feet and 14 feet
2 inches at one foot and live feet
respectively, and witi a hole of 14 feet.
The legend goes that "a man of Poulis
planted It on te Sabbath nicht wi' his
thoomb." Berks, Penn., clains the
largest chestnut tree in the country. It is
growing on the farm belonging to the
estate of 8olomon Merkel in lockland
towrship, and measures 38 feet 4 inches in
circumference; the limbs are 15 feet trom
the ground, and measure 14 feet In circum
ference at the base. The top of the tree is
reached without danger by steps that are
fastened between the limbs. It is estima
ted that this tree contains about. 17 cords
of wood. It still yields about three bushels
of chestnuts annually. The oldest yew
tree in 'ngland, which is situated in Cow
hurst churchyard, was mentioned by Au
bry. In the reign of Charles I., as then
measuring 10 yards in circumierance at a
height of 5 feet from the ground. It is
said, on the aut horitv of De Candolle, to
be 1.450 years old.- Its present growth is
about 33 feet. In 1820 this old tree was
hollowed out, and a cannon ball was found
in the centre. In 1825 a severe storm de
prived it of its upright bianches. A door
has been made to the inside of the treec,
where seats are to be had for 12 persons
comfortably. A fossil forest has been t
discoverel n Oldham, England, In Edge k
Lane quarry. The treesnumbeg about 12.
and soine 01 them measure about, two feet
in diameter. They are in good preserva
tion. The roots can be seen interlacing the
the reeks and the fro nds of the ferns are to 1
he found imprinted on every piece of
stone. The discovery has excited uinch
interest in geological circles round Alanches
ter, and the "forest" las been visited by a
large number of persons. The trees belong t
to the middle coal measure period, although I
it has been regarded as ->miowhat remarka- E
ble that no coal has been discovered near
them. The coal Is found about 250 yards
11ows and Arr,ws.
For beginners the best, bows for use are
known as self bows-that is, bows made
from a single stick. Of this class the
majority Is lemoiwood and lancewood. A
good, serviceable bow to start, with can be
had for $4 or $5; half a dozen arrows, say
as much more; arm guard, finger tips and
quiv!r; say $3- so that, the total of $12 or
$15 will fit out the atending archer ready
for the range. A straw target thoroughly
made, with the regulation painted facing,
will cost say $6, but can be bought by a club
or a few friends'joining together for com
mon use. Ouce the propationary period is
passed the archer will becom, ambitious
and desire a better bow-andhere his taste
can be gratitled with a large variety to
selet from. What are known as backed
bows, made usually from two different I
woods(occasionally three), abound In styles
and nunmbers, at fr om $7 to $25 in price,
accorinlg to qualit.y, throsgh the various I
grades, Snakewood, beefwood, paSrtridlge- ;
wvood, len:onwood, lancewood, yew and :
so forth, joined with ash or hickory for thme !
back, are ini conmnon use here, andl can lbe i
seen on any archery m ange. Perhaps the:
hiandlsomfest in appearance are the sniake. "
wood amid hickory, the beautifully mnotled
dark wood contrasting well with the white. ~
The moore expensive bows of this class are
marvels of ianish aimd workmanship. Every
part is wrought out to a certain scale so
poellcately glradluated as to secure the best g1
results in accuracy of shiooolng, a
elasticity and strength. The yew
however, ia the how par excellenee,
and is unequalled in smoothniess and clas
ticity oif pull, quickness and hick of ten.
(dency to ''kick," noticeable in all ot.her I
bows. Thue archer desiring (if doing the 5
handsome thing by himself can get a tIne v
yew ho0w for $250. Should that frighten il
the intendilng purchaser, p)erhiaps a state
ment that a yew can lbe secured for $15 or a
$20 may lie reassuring. T1he fortunate I
possessor of a fine bow is enviedl among ~
archers less favored, but at the same time
has a little extra care on his hiandls In giving I
it proper attentIon, although that should
he doni1e with every bow, whatever the I
quiaity. A frequent rubbing wit.h an oiled I
rag ii to the becw what a careful grooming
is to the race horses; and the better taken I
care of the better thme results In every way I
in either case.
Chiamipagnto Now ndu Then.
Although sparkling champagne has madieI
its appearance at highly patrician tables in
England ever since tihe times of Kingt
Charles II, who was very partial to it, the
consumptIon of the wine among thme middle
classes was, so recently as fifty and sixtyI
years ago, of tIme most, limited kind. Cri
tics have often animadverted 0on the p)arsi
mony of the Biritishi government in allow.
ing only a single bottle of champagne a (lay
for the table of Napoleon at St. M.elena ;
alnd Sir Walter Scott protestedh against the
condluct of Lord Bathiurst, andl Sir lildson
Lowe in deniylng thme captive "even ther
solace of intoxicatIon." Th'le'truth is thjit,
Napoleon did not care for chaampagunes.
Ills favorite wine was Chambertin, and of
that lie partoiok very sparingly ; and it.
Is possible that the largest share of the
solItary flask of "fizz" ahtoted to his table
fell to the officers of his suite. Chamipagne
was always a ladies' wine. In 1815 it was 1
certainly not a vintage much prized by
gentlemen. The recognized beverage for
good, steady after-dinner drinking was
port, with sherry for a wind-up or "white
wash;" and the British government, so far
from being stingy, doubtless expected that
thme exile would take his bottle or so of ear
bongehll er l3ande~an after #jnpey, .
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
r A slothful man is a beggar's brother.
It is easier to find a score of men
I wise enou gh to discover the truth, than
I one intrepid enough, in the face of all
' opposition, to stand up for the same.
There are no fragments so precious
as those of time, and none are so heed
lessly lost by people who cannot make
a moment, and yet can waste years.
Mortality Is an event by which a
wise man can never be surprised; we
know -that death is always near, and it
k should, therefore, always be expected.
Events are only the shells of ideas;
and often it is thfiuent thoug the of ages
that is crystalized in a moment b the
stroke of a pen or the point of a ayo
Only they who cVry sincerity to the
highest point, in whom there remains
not a single hair's breadth of h7poort
sy, can see the hidden springs of
Good pictures are great teachers. A
ilne work or art hangingin one's house
speaks to him constantly in language
of tender beauty that wins its way to
How many useful hints are obtained
by chance, and how often the mit:d,
hurried by her own ardor, to distant
viow, neglects the truths that lie open
What we must do is to make the act
uia possibilities of our life our ideal.
It lies in hiian power not to construct
the Godlike, but to recognize it, and
thus gain it.
There are errors which no wise men
will treat with rudeness while there
is a probability that they may be the
ref raction of some great truth below
The worst slander often has in It
some truth from which we may learit
a lesson that may make us wiser, and,
if we will, better, when. the first smart
of it is over.
Joy is a prize unbought, and is freest,
purest in its dlow, when it comes un
sought. It is no uAb to search for it as
for material good. You must carry It
with you, else It Is not there.
The great blessings of mankind are
within its, and within our reach, but
shut our eyes, and, like the people In
the dark, we fall foul upon the very
thing we reach for without finding it.
A heart-memory is better than a
mere head-memory. Better to carry
away a little of the life of God in our
souls, than it we were able to repeat
Qvery word of every sermon we ever
Sleep is the repose of all things; sleep,
the gentlest of tue deities, the peace of
the mind from which care flies; which
soothes the hearts of men Nvearied with
the toils of thb day and refits them for
Are you stepping upon the thresh
old oflife? Secure for yourself a good
moral charapter. Without virtue you
cannot be respected; without intregity
you can never rise to distiiction and
It was of course a Boston girl who
declared that under no circumstances
could she be induced to marry a man
whose views on the theosophilo doctrine
of cosmogony were in the slightest de
It is lucky that some men are poor,
for riches would only help them to dis
play their weakness and folly. Many
a one's insignificance Is his safety.
Give him prominence, and everybody
would see what a fool ho is.
Truly has it been said, emphatically,
in these days ought it to be repeated:
A loving heart is the beginning of all
knowledge. This it is that opens the
whole mind, quickens every faculty of
the intellect to (10 Its tit work.
A chteerful wife makes a happy home
because tihe motion is con tagious; al
most uticonsciously the houshold is hap.
py in response, because every nmeni'er
of the family is cheerful by the genial
intluence of the wife and mother.
Life constitutes the church, but not
the dloctrine, except so far as it be e1
the life. Hence it is evident that the
Lord's church is not here or there, but
that it Is everywhere, where tihe life is
fortmed according to the precepts of~
I know knothing whiuch life has to
offe.r so satisfying as the p)rofound
good1 understatiding which can subsist,
after much exchange of good oflices,
between two virtuous men, each of
whom is sure of himnself' and sure of
What a difference have we often seen
betwixt our aillictone at our first meet
ing with and at our p)arting from them !
We have entertained thtem with sighs
and tears, but parted from them with
joy as the happy instruments of our
Flatterers are the worst kind of trai
tors, for they will strenghton your im
perfections, encourage you in all evils,
correct you in nothing, but so shadow
and pamnt your follies and vices as yet.
shall never by their will, discover good
from evil, or vice from virtue.
"I have no tine to devote to my chiii
dren," says the business man, with a
sigh ; for lhe really'feels the privation
of their society keenily. But -the excuse
is an inantileient one; he should make
time-let other things go; for no duty
Is more important than that he owes
An eccentric minister, stepping one
day into the shop of one of his parIsh
ioners, acked abruptly, with'Out even
waiting for a salutation, "Did yon ox
)cot inn?" "No!I" was the reply.
'What if I had been death ?" lie asked,
and steppIng out, was gonie as suddenly
as he caime in,
The earnest men are so few in the
world that their very earnestness be
conmes at once the badge of their no.
bility; and as mein in a crowd instinc
tiveij make room for one who seems
eager to force his way through it, so
matikind everywhere open their ranks
to one who rushes zealously toward
some object lying beyond them.
Several (days before his death, ishop
Ames, said to General John 8. Berry :
"[ desire no display at my funeral.
I would have a plain coffin made or"
live oak and trimmed with trimmings
of galvanized iron. Let theme be no
flowers on itE The tendenicy to extrava.
.gant and uselegs.tarade at funerals it.
this country is getting to be a gaiat and
growing evil, and A wish meoxanpe
as f ar,as possible, to inang rAtat I
:Xgn ,ae f h .,
Mr. Turquet has laid the following project
before the Minister of Finance of Frauce,
and the budgct comimittee relative to
the rich collection of precious stones known
under the olicial title of "Diaments de la
Couronne."'' The under-secretary for the
Fine Arts proposes to divide this treasure
Into three parts, The first part will comi
prise the historic jewels and stones. and
will be placed in the Louvre. 'The second
part will contain stones having a mineral
ogical value, and will be placed in the mu
senin of the Ecole des Mines. The third
part composed of royal and imperial jew.
elry, and having only material value, will
be put up at auction and sold to the high
est bidder, and the proceeds will go to
fo-m a State Fine Art Fund. Mr. Torquet
has had an inventory made of this princely
treasure. One of -the most, famous of the
diamonds is the one called Regent. It
weighs 136 carats, is of an extreme white
ness and brilliancy is square in fori and
was estimated at 12,000,000 francs in 1791.
Another remarkable object is a round pearl,
weighing over 27 carats and valued at 200,.
000 francs; and still another one Is the
necklace of pearls, .styled Collier do )a
Reie, composed of 25 pearls and worth
996,700 francs. None of our lady readers
would, we are sure, disdain the large, long,
clear ruby in this collection, weighing 61;
carats and valued at 50,000 francs; nor the
amethyst of more than 13 carats, estinia
ted at 6,000 francs, nor the a pplilre of
132 carats, worth 100,000 francs. By
selling the jewels of the third class Mr.
Turquet expects to realize the sumi ot 3,
000,000 franis, and with it he will pur
chase works of art and enrich the national
Alow Old In Glitan.
The oldest specimen of pure glass bear
ing anything like a date, is a little molded
lion'F head, bearing the name of an Egypt
ian king of the eleventh dynasty in the
Blade collection at the British Museum.
That is to say at a period which may be
moderately placed as more than 2000
years B. U., glass was not only made, but
made with a skill which shows the art was
niothing now. The invention of glazing
pottery with a film of varnish or glass is so
3id that among the fragments which bear
inscriptions of the early Egyptian mon
Archy are beads, possibly of the first dynas
y. Of the same period are vases and gob
lets and many fragments. It can not be
Jioubted that the story preserved by Pliny,
which assigns the credit of the invention
to the Phonicians, is so far true, that these
dventurous merchants brought specimens
o other countries from Egypt. Dr.
3chlieman found disks of glass in the ex
avations at Mycenw, though Homer does
aot mention It as a substance known to
3im. That the modern art of the glass.
ilower was known long before, is certain,
rrom repiesontations. among the pictures
)n the walls of a tomb of Beni Iassan, of
;he twelfth Egyptian dynasty; but a much
>lder picture, which probably represented
,he same manufacture, is among the half
bliterated scenes in a chamber of a tomb
)f Thy, at Sakkara, and dates from the time
if the fifth dynasty, a time so remote that
t is not possible, in spite of the assiduous
,osearches of many Egyptologers, to give
t a date in years.
lie Was Strictly ionest.
A citizen of John street, Detroit, not only
xeeps a score or more of liens, but the
amily take pride In them, and the slight
st noise in the back yard at midnight
rouses every iumate of the house. A
norning or two since a weary-looking old
hap called at the side door with a dead
ken in his hand, and when the servant girl
lad summoned the lady of the house he
"Madam, as I was walking down the
Lley just now a boy jumped over your
ence with this dead hen in his hand. I
mn poor and hungry, but I am honest,
nadami. This lien belongs to you. Bhe
vill make you a beautiful dinner. 1 ask
or no reward, madam, though tihe smell
>f coffee almost makes me crazy with de
"Thlose bad boys-they ought to be shut
ip!"' exclahnued time lndihgnant ladly.
"So they had, madam. it is a sin to
nurder a young and healthy lien in this sud
ien manner. I could hive taken the body
LndI sold it, but I would not do so base ~a
hing. No, madam; 1 am as hungry as a
voif, but I am honest. There is your lien,
ady, and though I need food I will not-"
kie laid the hen beside the door and was
~olng away, wvhen she asked him to conmc
n andh get breakfast. lie acceptedh the in
ritation, clearedi thme table, andi had beCen
~one about, flve minutes, when the girl
aulledl to her mistress:
"Why, this hen is frozen as solid as a
-ock, andl only ab)out halt of it ma here ?"'
Thle lady investigated, saw that it wvas a
'corpse" which had been kicking around
oir (lays, and as she rushed for the fron.t
;ate there 'was a brIght red sp)ot on each
3heek, but the man was out of sight.
A Minchievousa Robin,
A fine robin, picked uip ini the park when
luite young and helpless several months
ugo, is now the favorite pet of an uptown
amily. "Rob'' has been petted and nursed
Lint il he has b)ecomie a tricky fellow and Is
is mIschievous as a magpie, Hie fleos off
it will; returns when lie feels like it, and
erches on the shldi(er of the mistress of
he house at which lhe lias macdo lis home
mad by a series of soft, plaIntive notes
nakes known his wants aui is inmmedlatly
iatisfhedl. Ils favorite dish is bread and
nipk and lie is also fond of raw meat and
-Ipo berries. lIe will show fIght to members
>f the family who tease him,' andt gets very
ingry at stranigers. Hie has a fondness for
ating and will raise a shower bath in a
'hort time If given a basin of water, lnte
which lie (lashes andl flaps hlil wings, play
ng and (dabbling until the water is wlastedl
md "Rob" is a sorry looking bird. lie.
3ently wvhile the family who own the b)irdl
were washing, they neglected to providhe
r,he b)ird with a shower bath. Nothing loth
"Rob" spied a large basin filled with
tarch and into it lie jumpedl making the
paste fly in all directions. Soon as lie was
liscovered lie was taken out. with his
beautiful plumage pasted firmly against
his body, so that lie could not open his
wings to shake off the sticky substance.
"Rob" was immersed in a basIn of tepid
water and thoroughly washed beOfore lie
looked like a decent bird once more. In
half an hour afterward "Rob" was snugly
perched in his cage, singing merrily and
adjusting his coat with care, ut,terly indif
ferent to the troubule he had oiwt~ lhs
Matthias, the Miner's Doy.
On the 22d of February, 1812. a mine
Ilubert Gofhi of Aus, near Liege, descend
ed the shaft of a mine with one hundreo
and twenty-six men, who were under hi
orders. His son, Matthlias, a brave boy o
twelve, accompanied him.
When this miner descended Into thi
depths of the earth, lie loft, five hundret
feet above, a wife and six children. Suffo
eating vapois may poison him, the ga
way take tire and explode, the walls imaj
fall in and crush him. And yet he is hap
py and of good courage, in his subterraneat
1llit; he sings and rejoices at the sparkling
splendor of the metal. luibert instructe(
his son Malhias in the art of discoverinj
the veins of ore.
About ten o'clock in the morning 5oa
water suddenly rushed down upon then
out of an old mine, and threatened to in
undate the shaft. The prudeot Iluberl
wished to call his men together, but th(
water pressed in with such force that h(
could not get at the alarn hell. Anothei
workian risked his life to save his coin
panions. 1Ie waded to the bell and ranp
it. His life wis sacriiced In vain; it wau
too late when the others came. The watei
rushed down the shaft by which they gen.
erally ascended and their retreat was cut
The flood rose higher and higher, and
threatened to drownli them. All pressed llp
to the saving rope, which alone could bring
them up above. Each wished to be the
lirst, but the stream rushing violently down
scized them and carried them onward with
lubert. wats Rtall and strong. lie lifted
ip his son in his arms. lie was nearest
,hie rope, and might have saved himself
Iut he looked upon the others.
"No; they are my friends," lie said. "I
'annot leave them to perish."
But his son lie would save at all events.
lBut the younger miner protested:
",Father, I caine with you ; I will return
yvith you, too, or remain where you re
Hubert took courage. lie called to Ils
"Let us see whether we cannot break
birough into the next shaft. Our lives do
)end upon it. Let us make the attempt."
But this wis not so easy.
Two days passed away in this terrible
)osition. They work on unweariedly, still
lie hard walls of the mine yielded but
lowly. Once they thought they heard a
toise, and with joy exclaimed:
"We are saved I We are saved I
But they were deceived, and the young
nen naong then threw themselves (town
efore Ilubert, and exclaimed:
"Sir, you have led us hither ; you must
qave us, too-we cannot die so young I"
Ilubert himself was utterly exhausted,
mid seeimed to have lost all courage. lie
hought of his wife and children who were
nourning for hlim above; lie thought of his
on and of his companions who were
town with bhn i time mine, and to whom
leath and destruction were so near. 1ot
mle of them was able to strike . another
Then Matthias cate up to him, and
)oldly striking into the rock with an ax,
"If men weep like boys, boys must. work
These courageous words nerved themi to
resh hope. They worked on bravely.
;uddenly there was a fearful cry ; they had
!oiue upon a suffocating stream of gas.
Hubert rushed up quickly and stopped
lie aperture whence it proceed, pointing
lie workmen to another part where they
tould continue theJr labor.
In this sad state they had already passed
hirty six hours. Thle last lamp had gone
ut. Thick darkness reigned around them.
Ul were suffering the keenest pangs of
anger. Several sunk down utterly ex
lausted. Matthias clasped his father firm
y and said to him:
"Courage, father; all will be well yet I"
Still they worked on in the darkness. At
ust voices camie to their ears on the other
idhe of the stone through whIch they were
'renk ing. Oather strokes were meeting
heirs. Yet a few minutes more aiid they
iould bie saved.
Ilubert and his son were the last vho
rere cartieed up above.
"I1 should never have dairedt to loak upon01
hie light again if I hmai retuirned without
iy compilanions," said the brave miner.
TIhe Enmperor Napole .n presented lun
rith the C'ross of the Legion of hlonor, and
ave his son free admnittsaice to tihe college
No, Piane fo' (in,~oen.
On the rcad leading from Fairphay to
Lhnla and Leadiille, Colorado, Is a board
ign nailed to ai tree anel bearing tIs de
ace :'"Chinamen are warnedl not to locate
i this distrIet." D)esplte this warning,
wvo foolhardy sons of bhiemi mounted the
tage at. Fairp)lay rccenitly, their celestial
>igtails woundic tightly abotit their heads,
nd( that p)ortioni of their garments which
ivihzed p)ecple wear inside theIr pants
uttering in the breeze, ent route for Alna.
'ho smile that b)roadienedc their dark hued
aces was one of happy thought. The foeld
or "washee-washee" was large, and they
vere the first in the race. Theiir nintel
igible jabble from the top) ot the coach ar
et std the at'.ntlon of at passIng horseman,
who signmficantly inquired of thme driver,
'ilave they got return tickets ?"
The latter smiled and whipped upi his
torses, as lie thought, of time fun awaiting
dim at his dlesti nation.
he celostlals were spotted the moment
hey entered town, andl when the coach
topped it wasi immediately surrounded by
crowd. T1hie wite passenigers dismounted,
at llingered on the skIrts of the crowd
waiting developments. ThIe Chinamen
tartedl to descend from their loft.y p)erch
n top of the coach, hut the ends of sharp
ticks and several rifles stretched up to re
'olve them cauisedl them to hastily clamber
p again. Amid the cries and hoots of the
rowd to take them out aid hiag them, a
nlan stepped forward and firmly informed
he colestils, now almost pale with fear,
bat their place was onl top of that coach
ill it weant back, when they wore to go
And stay they did, for thd remarks werb
if suich a tenor as to admit of no dispute.
tnd when the stage wended its. way back
cm Fairplay that night two sad faced China.
non occupied the same exalted seats as did
hie merry ones in the morning.
A MAN dying left $1,000 tt an ine
livIdual w bo years before ran away
vith his Wife. He said in~ his will
hat, ho never forgot a favor'.