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'R[~~WEEKLY EDITION. ~WINNSBORO, S. 0., SEPTEMBER 18,980 O.I.- O 1.'4
NAV 111JS MIADUL
They tell me I was born a long
Threo months ag -,
But whether they are rijht or wrong
I hardly kt.ow.
I sleep, I smile. I cannot crawl,
But I can cry ;
At present I am rather small,
A babo am 1.
The changing lights of sun and shade
Are baby toys ;
The flowers and birds are not afraid
Of' baby boys.
Some day I'll wish that I could be
A bird and fly ;
At present I can't wish-you-seo.
A babe am I.
Trapped By An Heiress.
A cosler Vlace than that big sLting-ioo
at Hilcrest would have been hard to find
if one had traveled from Laud's End ti
John O'Groat's; and this eventful evening
when the destinies of two worthy peopli
were about taking definite form--two pec
pie who had never seen each other, an.
who had heard ot each other so often ti a
both were curiously eager to meet-on thi
Important evening the sitting room at U ill
crest had never looked pleasanter or cosier
A huge fire of logs glowed like moltei
carbuncles In the open-fireplace; on th
tables in the centre of the floor whos
cover matched the glowing crimson of th
carpet, was a silver stand that held a doze
snowy wax tapers, whose beaming ligb
contrasted exquisitely with the ruddy gloi
of the fire.
-Beside the table in a big cushionci
chair, with his feet thrust toward the genia
warmth on the hearth; his gray dressing
* gown sitting comfortably on his portli
form, his gold-rimmed glasses on his nose
sat the owner of Hillcrest, Mr. Abial
Cressington, rich, good-natured, and fon(
of his own way. Opposite him was th
mistress of the place-little, shrewd-faced
merry Aunt Cornelia, his sister, who, sine
her widowhood, had come tc 1lillcrest to
make her bachelor brother's home as pleas
ant as she could.
That she succeeded was very evident b]
the way now in which lie looked up fron
a letter lie had been reading-the confiden
tial, kindly way in which he did it.
"Walter writes a curious letter In re
spouse to my invitation to come and spen(
a few weeks at Hillcrest as soon as he get
over his fatigue from his ocean voyage
after his five years' tour abroad. I'll rea<
it- to you."
Ile leaned near the soft, glowing ligh
and began the short, concise reply thi
Walter Austin had written from his chain
ber of the Temple:
"You are very kind, Uncle Abiah, t.
ask me down to Hillerest for as long as.
wish to stay, and I can assure you that
- have been so long a wanderer that the idel
of a home- is very pleasant to me. Bu
when I take into consideration the peculla
Importance you propose attaching to mi
visit. I am unwilling to accept the invita
tion. To me, the idea of having my fancie
and inclinations put into harness, and to
feel tht I am on continual duty to win in
way into the good graces of my secon
cousin, Mabel, whom you are good enoug]
to Vishi me to mnaiTy-"
Mrs. Cornelia intu rrupted sharply:
"Ablah, you never went and told ou
grand-nephew that you had in view hi
marriage with Mabel?"
Her tone was energetie, almost reprehen
"Why not? I certainly did. I told iiii
In my letter that it was a chance for hi
he'd never get again, and that lie needn'
feel under such terrible obligations to tak
a fancy to Phil's little Mabel, but to coi
down and be cousinly, and if anythinj
shioul happen, i'd be right all around."
Mrs. Cornelia knitted vigorously, he
haveinder cap ribbons quivering in the mel
low taper glow.
"All I have to say Is, you're--a fool
Ablah Cressington!I Walter is right.
young man doesn't like to have lisa fancie
under rein and whip, and the very fac
that we want him to marry will make hirn
Indisposed to do it. You've made a grea
mistake in the beginning."
Mr. Cressington Alooked aghast at hi
"Why, I really didn't suppose-"
"OI curse you didn't, it's only you
nattiral stuidcity, you dlear old fellow
* Men are all alike. Don't I know ther
hkeabook?Anid you've ruined you
hopes for Miabeh and Waiter at the ver
Mr. Cressing~ton started dhiscomfitedhy.
"I'm sui-e I meant it all right eiioughi
Cornelia. I certainly wanted Walter t
knowv what a nice little wife she wouli
make for any man.".
"'Very commendable, indeed ; only, I
you had consulted mec upon the letter yoi
sent, I should have adlvised you to sa'
nothing about Mat'cl, or her charms, or lie
expectations. I should simply have askei
him to come and see us, and have lett tli
rest to Mabel's blue eyes. You see Abilh?
his lips complressedl slowly.
"I think .1 see. And my hopes in thai
direction are all ruined."
The aiv~r needles c icked rapidly, and thi
snow-white yarn caime reeling zyerrily of
the ball uinder her nirm.
"Not at all. Leave that to me, and I'l
see what can ho done. Tirust a woman'
wit to get even a blimndeiing old fellov
like yourself out of a scrape."
Shie smiled and nodided, andI looked alto
gether so mIschIevous. that Mr. Cressing
ton became quite excited over her litti
"Do explain, Cornelia."
And when she explained lie leaned bach
in his chair, with an expression of positivi
awe and admiration on his face,
"What a Wvoman you are, Coine'la I
declare, It beats anything I ever heard i
tihe whole course of my life I"
After dusk, a glorious winter day
wl'.h here and there a star twinkling in tih
pale gray sky, aiid the lights and fires Ii
the 11illcrest sitting-room making an e
quent welcome to W alter Austin, as hoesteot
in the midst of the home circle, tall gentle
manly, handsome and self-possessed.
Old Mr. - O)resaington was in his ichesi
humor, as lie led forward two young girls
"Come don't be shy, niow. Walter, tin
Is your cousin, Mabel Cressington, an:
this Is her good friend and inseparabi(
companion, Irene Vance, come to helh
entertain you. My nephew, Walter Aus
-tin, girls. And this -is Aunt Cornelia
. you remember her well enough, hey I"
And uothe presentatlon was neatly got
- en over,and Walter found hlisl,at hem4
in the most pleasant family he had ever
They were remarkably pretty girls,
with deep blue eyes-although Miss Van.
ce's were decidedly the deeper blue and
more bewitchiug-and lovely, yellow-gold
hair. Walter found himself admiring* the
style of Miss Vance's coiffure before h(
had known her an hour? and when he wenl
up to his room that nigt he felt as if be.
tween the two, roguish Mabel and sweel
little Irene, he never would come out hearl
"For Mabel Is a good little darling,"
thought he, koand I will take great une:
Ablah's advice and fall in love with her,
and thereby secure a generous share of th(
Cressington estate. Egad I that's a happ3
thought I "
But the handsome young gentleman,
went to sleep and dreamed, Instead ol
Mabel's laughing eyes, of Irene's gentle,
tender ones; and awoke somewhere in the
middle of the night, unable to get asleef
' again for thinking of her.
A id the after days were not much better,
Despite the golden value of Mabel, there
was something about Irene Vance thal
made this headstrong follow very foolish]3
Indifferent to the advloe lie had sworn tc
"Because, by Jovel a fellow would hav4
to be made out of granite to assist the swee
shy ways of such a little darling as Irene I
And I'll marry her if she'll have me, an(
the money and the property may go to th4
-dogs. I've a head and a pair of hands
and blue-eyed Irene shall not suffer I"
It was not an hour later that lie met he
in the hall, carrying great boughs of holly
with which to festoon down the walnu
"Give me your burden, Irene," said he
"Why did you not tell me you were going
to gather it, and let me go with you I It 11
altogether too heavy a burden for you
arms to bear."
He managed to get the lovely sprayi
from her arms, but it required an immenst
amount of tardiness on his part, and shy
sweet blushing on hers.
"Answer me, Irene. Why didn't yot
lot me go with you? Wouldn't you hav4
liked it ?"
He demanded her answer In the mos
captivating, lordly way, and she droppe<
her eyes in great confusion.
"Then why are you so cruel to me I"
"I am not cruel to anybody. Indeed
must go now."
Walter placed himself squarely in thi
way, and was looking down at her rose
"No, you can't go yeL. Irene you an
cruel, or you would never deprive me o
the opportunity to enjoy the blessedness o
your society. His voice lowered tenderly
and lie dropped his head nearer her goldet
curls. "You know I think it cruel in yoi
to be so distant, and shy, and reseve<
with me-don't you, Irene ?"
She shrank away, her lovely form droop
ing like a lily, her checks hanging out the!
signals of distress and confusion.
"Oh, please don't talk so to me. Indee(
I must goI Mabel is waiting for the holly
and she-they won't like it if-"
"If what? If they find you and mi
talking so confidentially together?"
"No I I mean if I don't take the holIj
Walter put his arm around her waist be
fore she knew what he was doing.
r "Irene, look up. You shall not go unti
3 you let me see in your eyes if you love mi
as well as I love you I Irene, my dear lit
- tie girl, I do love you very- dearly I"
She was silent for one second, and h<
I saw the quiver of her red lips. Then shi
I raised her head slowly.
t "You love me I Oh, Walter, what wil
3 they all say? Don't you know it is Mabe
you should say that to I I am nobody, an(
, Mabel is an heiress."
Walter had both arms around her by thi
time, and was looking ardently in ho
"I know Mabel is an heiress, and a nic
little girl, and I also know you are a darlinj
-and the only girl I ever asked to be m3
wife, or ever shall ask I Say yes, pet l'
"And you can deliberately give up s<
much for only just me ?"
Her wonderous eyes met his bravely
now, and thrilled him with the love ligh
in them. "Only just you, my own darling
Why you are more than all the world t<
me. Come, we will go and toll Uncli
Abiah at once. Just one kiss first--yoi
And lie had more than one or two, be
fore he led her, blushing, with tears tremb
ling on lashes, like diamonds on a goldei
threadl, to Uncle Abiah, who sat in the
library with Mrs. Cornelia, industriousla
looking over a receipt book. They looked
yup in surprise as Walter marched in, ironi
on his arm a picture of confusion.
"If you please, Uncle Abiah, I wan
your blessing and cordial consent to recevy
this little girl as your niece. I love lie
and she loves me,.
rUncle Abiah looked shrewdly over hil
I glasses at Mrs. Cornolia.
"Well, sister, what shall we say to this
youth's demand ?"
"Say ? Why, toll them yes, had
welcome; and let them know their An
Corneila isn't am fol If their Uncle Abiar
Walter looked on astonished and fel
Irene's hand tremble on his arm.
I "What is it, dear ?"
She smiled through her tears as she look
'0(d into his inquiring eyes.
"Oh, Walter I am afra(id you will be
angry. 1 am Mabel after all, and-and-'
"And you have made love to your cousin
the heiress, in spite of yourself, my boy.
So Hillcrest ls a sforegone fate, after all,
Don't scold, please, Walter I" Mabe
pleaded in a low yoice, with her blue eyea
looking into lis.
"As if I could scold you my love I Sinc<
I have you what need I care I"
And Mrs. Cornolia turned over the leavei
of the receipt book until she came to the
"weddin cake," and avers that she made
the match herself.
A YOUNG ilan who held a loaded
pistol to his head and threatened te
blow lisa brains out unless the girl whmc
had refused him would consent to hiavo
him, was coolly told by her that he
would have to blow sonie brains int
his head first, Hie didn't blow.
A -LAWYER onee rushed up to Jerroid
in t,he street and said, -with a flushed
face: "Mr. Jerrold, I've just met s
scoundrehly barrister." Jerrold look
ed at him with a bland .smile and
simply answered: '"What a coin
So He Did.
A gene'ally good-natured citizen of De
troit, was talking with a friend, the other
evening, when the conversation drifted on
the subject of dogs. Instantly the gener-1
ally good-natured citizen's brow darkened,
and he launched forth in a strain not unlike
"Dogs? Darn a dog, now, say It I
once had a dog; not a poodle or a New
foundland, or a shepherd, or a pup; merely
a dog. Some called him a poor dog, others
called him a good game dog; and by-the
by, if memory serves me aright, the man
whom I bought him of was among the lat
ter category. ills age was two years, and
lie had an amazing appetite for wood. He
one day chewed a carpenter's plane all to
splinters, and the carpenter said he was
prepared to declare all over the earth,
that my dog was not a fast liver-that he
was a good, nice dog, and liked to live on
plane food. It is nothing in point to state
that the carpenter in question fell from a
barn the same afternoon he made this re
mark, and that he dislocated his neck to a
fatal permanency and broke his right leg in
three places, besides sustaining injuries to
"My dog was a sad and lonely animal.
Many a night have I heard his plaintive
moan in the back yard. I have arisen and
found a whole section of gate chewed off
close to the iround, leaving the smoothen
ed picket stumps protuding eloquently
above the grass. It wasn't because he was
a mean dog that he did this, but simply be
cause that was the kind of a dog that he
was. When lie wanted to go and suck
eggs with the neighbor's dog lie would not
jump the fence, or crawl under the gate,
or get ever in an ordinary way; no, he
would rather, far rather, chew through a
thousaud feet of picket, as I before stated,
and thus materially aid the family ex
penses by swelling the carpenter's bill to
"My wife thought a great deal of the
dog, and the dog thought a great deal of
her. But, since, he left us, I have bWen
often tempted to believe that the animal
cared more for her clothes-line than for
herself. Else why did he chew it up one
night, and wind his insides all up?
"He finally died. A violent death, I
I am happy to say was his. I had placed a
pigeon coop on top of the barn, and what
do you suppose that dog did? le climbed
up on that barn, slid off and and almost
[ broke his neck, climbed back again, pulled
the nails that held the pigeon coop, threw
it over the barn, and then slipped again
and fell on his head to the earth."
"That killed him then?"
"Oh, no; Lord bless yout no."
"I thought you said he died a violent
"So I did. After he fell from the barn
roof, I took him out in the alley and shot
The Mcoulre Brothers.
There are now living in Hanover town
r ship, Beaver county, Penn'a., two bachelor
brothers, Samuel and John McGuire, who,
for men removed from the usual possibili
ties of eventful lives, have still a history
which reads like a romance. They are the
sons of Thomas McGuire, of Cumberland
county, Pa., who left that county and lo
cated in the Sewickley settlement, near
Greensburg, Pa., in 1784, whence lie re
moved to what Is now Manor's station,
Pennsylvania Central railroad, on the well
known Coulter lands. Here, in 1806 and
1809,respectively Samuel and John's birth,
the family removed to that part of Brooke
county, W. Va., which is now Hancock,
living there until 1827, when the father
purchased a valuable farm of 230 acres, in
Hanover township, Beaver county Pa.,
which they have since owned and worked.
Here the father also lived until 1804, when
he died. In 1854, ten years before their
father's death, the farm being admirably
adapted for sheep, they concluded to begin
wool raising, and, with that purpose In
view, four hundred head of the finest Sax
ony blood in this country were purchased
and placed on the farm. With this stock
they began work, selling regularly each
year's clip until 1801, when tihe war broke
out. T1hen in the unsettled condition of
affairs, they refused to sell, and for seven
teen years every pound of wool was held,
and their place was marked with good
weather-tight sheds, built to keep their
wool. In the spring of 1878 they had on
hand about 35,000 pounds, which was sold
to Win. Shay, of Puigtown, IIancock coun
ty, W. Va., for Walter Brown, an extensive
.wool dealer of Boston, netting the MlcGumire
brothers about 80 cents per pound. This
figure was 74 Cents per pound less than
some of the wool could have been sold for,
as Samuel Witherspoon,of Hookstown, Pa.,
had offered them $1.10 per pound for seve
ral clips. When asked why they had re
fused to sell at these phieiiomenal figures,
and why they had hold the wool so long,
the brothers replied that various disloyal
people had told them the government
money was not worth time paper it was
printed on, and they thought if the govern
ment went to pieces on the rebellion their
wool was better to them than the money.
Then they had no special need of money,
and again at that time banks were being
robbed everywhere and money stolen, and
the wool was easier and safer to handle
than cash. All these things comnbined In
duced them to do as they had done, and in
the end they thought they were about as
well off as If they had done otherwise.
During the time the Messrs. McGuire held
this large stock of wool they lived to them
selves, both being bachelors and having no
Immediate klin, andi took care of their own
household affairs. Living thus retired it
became noised abroad that time brothers hiad
great quantities of gold or silver secreted
about their house, and on one or two oc
casions attempts had been made at night to
decoy them from their home In order to se
cure themi and search time place at thme 1el
sureoot the thieves. Tnue brothers, however,
escaped until September 25, 1874, when,
about two o'clock in the afternoon, John
having gone to kFranklin Springs for thme
mail, four masked men slipped up to the
house and sprang upon Samuel,and knock
ing him down, tied him hand and foot upon
his bed in the moom. The thieves then be
gan to work upon their prisoner to compel
him to tell where the money was hid. He
told them a a point about half a mile from
the house, and offered to go with them and
show them, but the men, fearing to go out
into the daylhght, refused to be piloted to
the spot. Being unable to get any further
information out of Samuel, they concludedl
to wait around, and take John in upon Jpis
arrival. At four o'clock he rode up to ~
house, and just as he was getting f
horse he was caught, borne to the er~,
dragged into the house where his br4o
was tied to another bed in the room,and the
same questions about the money put to him
as had been put to his brother. John, how
ever, refused to tell anything, and at last of
the thieves approached him with Iwo re- 01
volvers, a hatchet and a butcher knife, and ti
told him they would kill him if lie refused W
to divulge the secret. Thle was too much cI
for him and he told them they would thid di
what money there was in a tea-kettle buried T
in the cellar, with a barrel turned over the al
place. The thieves went after the kettle, pi
and while digging for it down in the cellar P1
John got loose, and upon making some do- el
monstration the thieves rushed In on him, ft
knocked him on the head with a hatchet, J,
beat him up considerably, and tied him to C<
the bed again. They found the kettle as 01
he had directed and divided among them fi
about $2,000 in coin, mostly gold. Then c
they took their supper out of the brother's d
kitchen and after nightfall bidding them B
good bye left them tied to their beds. About ff
niie o'clock John untied his cords, and A
releasing his brother, they alarmed the ti
neighbors and sent telegrams to all stations It
in the neighborhood to watch for the thieves, V
but all their search was in vain, and to this a
day nothing has ever been heard or seen of P
either thieves or money. The brothers 9
never again lived in their house, but went I
to board with their neighbors, and the place k
has been left as it was the day the thieves h
visited it, the ropes with which they were
tied still on the bed posts aid the house 1
nailed up and left to the groundhogs and P
rabbits. The McGuire brothers still run g
their farm and raise their wool, and the 11
place is a model of neatness and order, b
buildings and sheds and fences being kept C
in good repair, and everything showing in- r
dustry and system. The brothers then- r
selves are well-to-do, careful and scrupu- f
lously honest, doing business on square a
business principles, and their word is as b
good as their bond every day in the year. r
The Danger of Diving. 0
Diving is a dangerous business even for p
experts. Nobody who plunges headfore- tl
most into the water knows. what he will a
strike against. During the dwimming and h
bathing season we always hear of more or p
less disasters to divers, but this year the c
number is larger than usual. Recently a C
skilled diver plunged from the Concy Is- hi
land pier, thinking he was about to have a a
merry time in the water. Unhappily lie u
lit with his head a submerged pipe, whose tl
existence lie had not expected. le came ii
to the surface in a moment with a fearful it
wound, and was found to be paralyzed by d
the shock. le was taken home without a
hope of recovery. A few days ago a man
went headforemost into the Passaic river
and caught himself in a thicket of tangled
grass and weeds. When taken out he was %
a corpse. The next day a young man who d
was diving in another river dived with all a
his might and puzzled his companions by t1
not comiag up. They went down after d
him and found his head buried up to his 0
neck in soft and tough mud. lie will nev- a
er dive again. -Bome divef'strike stones c
and rocks. One struck against the remains I
of a- sunken canal boat and tore a gash in I
his cheek with a protruding spike. At a t
Turkish bath, where the apartment con- L
taining a plunge was dimly lighted, a gen- r
tleman who had long been accustomed to n
diving into the tank went in as usual; head I
first. The bath people had omitted to tell I
him that the water was drawn off. Knock- 1
Ing his head against the marble floor lie re-If
ceived a concussion which almost broke i
his skull. Every man who dives should a
first take soundings and be sure that he has c
a clear field of operations. Otherwise t
such a leap into the water is at the risk of y
Duck and Trout.
As a gentleman was fishing in the mill- 8
dam below Winchester, he accidentally C
threw his line across a strong white duck. "
which, suddenly turning round, twisted the r
gut around her own neck, and flied the P
hook of the dropper-fly in her own breast.
Thus entangled and hooked, she soon
broke off the gut above the dr-opper, and
sailed down stream with the end of the fly .
trailing behind her. She had not preceded '
far befo.re a trout, of about a pound and a
half, took the fly effectually. Then coin
menced a struggle as extraordinary as ever c
was witnessed-a duck at the dropper, and ~
a large trout at the end of the fly. Wheni
ever the trout exertedi itself, the terror of
the duck was very conspicuous; it flutter- ~
ed its wings and dragged the fish. Wheni
the trout was more quiet the duck evidient- I'
ly gave way, and suffered herself to be a
drawni under sonie bushes, where the short
ness of the gut did not allow the trout to
shelter himself. Trho duck's head was fre
quently drawn under water. By chance, ci
however, the gut got across a branch which t<
hung downward into the water; and the V
duck, taking advantage of the purchase 5<
which this gave her, dragged her opponent 8i
fronm his hole andi obliged him to show his ti
head above water. Then it became a con- ti
test of hfa and death. Tlhe trout was ini :
its last agonmes, andl the duck in a very b
wveak state, whent the gut broke, and suf- f<
fered them to depart th<-ir own way. d
Itobert Morris' Estate.
Seventy-four years after his death the ri
Orphans' Court has just adjualcated the es- 11
tate of Robert Morris, the great financier of e:
the Revolution. M1r. Morris voted against ci
the Declaration of lnadopendence, but s'
signed it after its adloption, and then is- n,
sued his own notes to the extent of $1,- fi
500,000 to pay and feed the colonial army. n,
lie redeemed every dollar and retired from sr
office a wealthy man, lie speculated in ci
landl and died poor, his principal asset p
upon his death, in 1800, being stock in the c<
North Ainerican Land Company. By his f<
wihi, dated June 18, 1808, he left his es- g
tate to his wife and children. The widoir sI
died in 1827 The estate remained unset- h
tiedi, and in 1853 all the parties interested
agreed to convey all the property left by
Robert Morris to Robert S. Paschall, in
trust for the Morris heirs. The next year, t
Paschiall transferred by general consent the
effects to John Moss, who died in 1872.t
In December, 1878, the heirs selected
Henry Phillips, Jr., as trustee, and letters
of administration were granted to him,d
and lie proceeded to settle the estate, lie ti
submitted his accounts to- the Orphans' t
O)ourt, showing that a final division of the y
estate has been made by him, $0,692. i
going to the Heyburn estate, and *9,698.
49, to Robert Morris as next of kin.' The 0
Qourt has just approved the report.
AT a spelling-match one men spelled ai
"pasaip," and got beet. It
The term cosmetics refers to every kind
personal adornment, with the exception t
dross. It Is derived from a Greek wori P
at signifies "I beautify ;" it has a rather a
ide signification comprehending not only h
rmine, pearl-white, etc., but pomatums, i
-pilatories and many other substances. ]
he practice of using cosmetics is of very n
icient date. It is mentioned in several c
arts of Holy Writ, and a notion of the 0
.evalence of these substances amongst. the I
ssle people0 of antiquity may be learned 1
om the writings of Ovid, Martial and t'
ivenal. Perfumes are closely allied with h
)smbtics; their object Is the improvement c
personal appearance, as well as the dif
ision of an agreeable odor. Although the v
)nPumption of perfumery at the present 6
ty is enormous, the luxurious Greeks andI
omans, at a certain epoch of their history,
ir surpassed ,the modern in this respect.
lcohol was a thing unknown to them; j
icir perfumes were for the most part con
aed to such as had an oily basis. Their v
alue as curative agents was very great; an 0
?propriate perfume was given to each Y
articular organ. Palm-oil was considered
)od for the cheeks and breasts; balsam
iint for the arms. and wild thyme for the c
nees and neck. The odor of violets was
old in great esteem by the Athenians. r
[yrrh was a favorite with both Greeks and
omans; besides being a constituent of
erfumed ointments, it was used in fumi
tion. The vegetable extracts are infinite
superior to the mineral ones; but the
cst cosmetics are soap and water, exer
ise, air and temperance. With respect to
.d paints used for the skin, the vegetable
-do alone are safe-such as those made
om cochineal, Brazil-wood, etc. These
re dyeing substances and are harmless;
ut the mineral reds, such as vermillion, N
,d lead and minium, are poisonous, and 8
nder no circumstances should be admitted I
the toilet. Pearl white is a preparation
f bismuth; it is very pernicious to the 8
cin, and if exposed to the fumes of sul- 1
hur, will turn black. The pomatum of
ie present day consists of perfumed grease,
x-iarrow and other fats. Strictly speak
ig, the word pomnatuin, as applied to these t
reparations, is misused. The original
xaposition was called poinatum from its
:mtaiming apple. Gerarde says, "There
made an ointment with the pulp of apples I
ad swine's grease and rose-water which is
sed to beautify the face and take away
ie roughness of the skin, which is called
i shop pomatumn, of the apples whereof
,is made." The pomatums of the present
ay do not contain a particle of apple.
Rall Room Gymnnasles.
At Long Branch this season sonic of the
raltzing is of the new kind, in which tile
ancers slide three times one way as fast
nd as far as their legs will let them, and
ien three times the opposite way. A couple 4
ivided against itself cannot stand that sort
f capering. The partner must slide, sway
nid whirl exactly in unison, or trouble
omes. Take one recent instance for an
Ilustration: The young gentleman was
rawny and demonstrative. He was up in
he new waltz and eager for it. The young
ldy was tall, stately and sedate. She could t
ot waltz in the new way, and deemed it
,n improperly agile and athletic diversion.
[ho old style was plenty lively enough for
ier. But there was no such understanding
ietween the two when they stood up to
;ether to dance. The new waltz begins
vithout, premonition, scooting off suddenly
ideways, like a tremendously accelerated I
rab. uch was the initial movement of
his young gentleman. Encircling the
oung lady firmly with his muscular right
rm, and gripping her right hand with his
.ft, he mn red off about half the width I
f the parlor ith three vigorous flings of I
is bug, stal art legs. It was a complete I
urprise to his parper. he was carried
ff her feet al% first. Tiign her slippers beat I
quick tattoo on the floorha ber struggle to
mgain equilibriunm, and she ftugged her I
artner desperately. The sweet smTha pn
or face gave place to an expression of an- '
oyance, and that to terror. As for the
oung gentleman, he thought it was thus
ir all right. Away lie went, three jumps
a tihe contrary direction. She accomp)an- I
d him, and in a dreadful manner. Her
ose b>red itself into his shoulder, her hairC
tught, in a button of his coat, andl was
>rn from its fastenings ; a bouquet at hert
aist flew into many more pieces t,haq It, 1
rd flowers, and her Louis Qulnze slippers I
3raped violently along the floor. Bhe t
antically claspedh her hands back of the
oung gentleman's ineck, andl sank into his
rms an utter wreck.
11ow to wVash.
As ini everything else, so in washing *
ethos there is a right and a wrong way t
(10 it, and most people0 take the wrong t
ay. The cltes are soaked over night, a
>metimes in hard water, a process which
arely sets the dirt and othier 'stains, and
men, half washed, are b)oiled andi boiled in 1
me vain hope that, time heat and steam will d
stract the dirt. That clothes thus treat,ed
ecome yellow aind diangy as small matter r
r wonder. It would be strange if they
idi not. Ini washing clothes the right way, d
ie water used is of great Importance
>ft, water being munch preferable to hard.
istern or rain water is best, next conmes n
ver and soft spring water, while in the f,
mostone regionis far more labor and an a
itra quantit,y of soap are necessary to suc
ass. Thlerefor-e, the farmer, who, while c
upplying himself with all thme newest and a
most applroved apphiances for farming, g
ails to p)rovidle a cistern and pump in or
oar the kitchen for wash.day use is, to e
ty tihe least, blamably unmindful of the
)mfort of the women of lis family. Pee
Ice who live in time country cannot of a
)urse, have thme stationary tubs to be il
>und in the city houses, but there is no t
od reason why soft water for washing
mould not be at hand in all but the poorest
uses; still it Is not absolutely necessary.
The Orange Tree.
The orange tree is tIme longest-lived fruit C
ee known. It is reputed to have attained
ec age of 800 years, and been known to
urhsha and bear fruit more than 100 years.
o fruit tree will austain itself and pro
ace fruit so well uinder neglect and rough
eatmenlt. It begins to bear about the
mird year after budding, and by tile fifth
oar produces an abundant crop, though
to yield is gradully increased by age and
avorable circumstances. The early growth
'the orange is rapid, and by its tenth
oar it has grown more than it will in the
ext flity, so far as its breadth and height i
"e concerned; but It is age that multiphies
a fruit stems,
The Village Hotel Veranda.
M. Qwd says, after supper we march tuto
ie office in Indian file, arm ourselven with h=
plar toothpicks, and then all march out fo
id take seats on the hotel veranda and
ld a convention. If you have never pr
ken part in one of these gatherings on the p1
ie veranda of a village hotel you have
kissed a good thing. The audience in
udes every phase of humane nature a phil- Fo
3opher could wish for, including the liar. li
do not mean the cold-blooded, malicious
ar, but the liar who Is determined to make fo
me pass pleasantly to all listeners. I tjj
ave always appreciated and defended this es
ass of men.
The discussion usually opens between the tt
illage blacksmith and a farmer, and it y
arts on the weather.
The blacksmith asserts that we have had
-o much rain. The farmer can't agree. re
'he undertaker, who used to farm it, then l
Ans in with the remark that he has seen a
asons when we had more rain, and seasons
hen we didn't have as much. This calls O
ut the shoemaker, who can remember one to
ear when it didn't rain from the 20th of n(
larch to the lit of October. While he is
rying to remember what year it was, the
>oper tilts back his chair and asserts that
e can distinctly recal a year in which it 8
ilued every day from the 1st of May to the n
iddle of November. He can remember
all the iore distinctly because his father KI
elieved tha jecond deluge was coming, t
ad spent t% ) months trying to make a o
atertight Noah's ark of the horse barn.
e can't tell the exact year without footing
a distance of six miles to examine some
Id documents, but rather than have his
rord disputed he would willingly go to cc
1at trouble. No one doubts him, however,
ad he sits down to give room to the man
ehose 3-year old colt has been impaled on U
fecc-stake, and who wants a cure for e
ie wound. Hero follows a discussion on h
orses, lasting fifteen minutes, and it is
bout to cross the line and take up mules in
vhen an old man spits over the heads of
[iree boys in line and says: Ir
"I don't know much about bosses, but if 1
had one, and lie should drive a fence-stake
lear through him, I believe I should grease o
le stake aud pick off the slivers before I gl
illed it out I I tell yo, horses can't stand 17
verything, no more'n a man can." 00
Whatever new discussion might be crea
ad by this bold assertion is barred by the D
ppearance of a villager who made the trip ,
D California in overland days. No one at
nows just how mueh money he brought re
lnck. 'he estimate runs all the way from er
wo shillings to $20,000, but he is discreetly
ilent as to the exact amount. There is I,
ne thing certain, however. Ile killed B
pwards of fifty Indians, a dozen grizzly or
ears,.and over a hundred buffaloes while w,
e was gone, and that settles the question w
f his being entitled to command the pa
ado on the Fourth of July. A move is th
bout to be made to draw him out on wild N
Yestern scenes, when somebody suddenly 00
ecolects that old Uncle Jerry is lying at Gj
lie point of death. Everybody seems to Fj
eel bad for a moment, and then it is re
nembcrd how he made his wife go baretooted in
n winter, lent money at fourteen per cent, A,
ud whipped a yoke of steers to death and cl
he tide slowly turns. There is one ques- ci
ion, however, on which we all agree. Uncle ati
erry, (luring his palmy days, once shoul
lred a barrel of cider and carried it forty at
"Yes, and I seed him do it," sighs the n
Id man behind me. "Fact of it was, it L1
vas all on my account, und I beat him pretty th
ad. I was up to Fuller's cider-mill arter a
barrel of the sweet, when Uncle Jerry
amo along with a bouncing 8-year old of
teer. We got bantering, and we finally tr
greed that if I could lift his steer I was to bi
iave him, and he was to have the cider if bc
ke could shoulder It. I don't keer to brag fo
round now in my old age, but I think I t,
ifted that steer without even growin' red in
ho face. Uncle Jerry turned as white as F1
sheet, and I thought he'd faint away, but th
to stuck to his wor<1 and I took the steer ~
tum. lie got a heap o'credit all over the t
'iuntry for liftin' that cider, and never let b
n thay. lifted that steer, and thiats one e
'ye kinder laid up agin the old man,"
It now coeis my ngn to lie, and I do my t
ovel best on a whalinjg adventure. Then o1
le next man lies about the m.umber of |b
rows he saw in Kansas, and so we ge on jr
ntil it is sharp 10 o'clock and the mosqul- '9
>es hunger for evening lunch. Then we at
id each other good-night and separate to
iteet to lie again. I never had such a good bc
Lie in my life, of
The Man Who Growls.
No country in the world has ever pro- Bi
Luced such a race of chronic growlers as
lie Conmstock. Nothing ever seems to suit ai
>me people here, and the more prosperous n
toy arc the more they growl. They view H
ic world through an inverted telescope, Ci
ad eirerything looks small and dilsta'it. tik
"What do you think of the rIse?9"n
"W ait till you see the break and eyery
ody busted. The town 'Il go plum to the hr
ogs after the neXt break." Ia
"Haven't you made anything in ' P
"Well, a little. I sold some tara..
a at $20."
"What (lid It cost you 9"
"I lied to pay five dollars for it.L
ight have raked it in for three anid sold it
r forty. But it's just my luck. I only el
adie $10,000 on the whole thing. I tell it~
ou there's no chance for a man of small hc
spital in this country. He'll be robbed
nd plundered all the year round by these W
ock sharps. If I ever make a stake im
ing East, where a man's got some
In a few weeks that man will spend or
anly..e away every cent he now possesses, f
d then write East for funds, at the same
me informing his relatives that this is the
)ughtest country he ever struck. o
Wisdom for oys. r
D)o you wish to make your mart in the
Torld 9 Do you wish to be men i Then A
coerve the following ruiles: ,
Hold integrity sacred. Ti
Observe good manners.A
Eadure trials patiently. - -.a
Be prompt in all things.\i.
Make few acquaintances. M
Yild to no discouragements.
Dare to do right; fprto do wrong.
Watch carefully o*'r your passIons. e
Fight life's battle bravely, manfully. D
Consider well, then decide positively. B
Sacrifloe money rather than painoiple, fe
UJse all your leisure time for improve- fe
.Attend carefully to the details of your
--Miss Hattie E. Farnsworth, who
a been postmaster at Groton, Mas.,
r thirteen years, has resigned. iA3
-Sir Henry Allsopp's employes have
esented that brewer with a splendid
tte on his being created a Baronet.
-Three-fourths of the Parisians are
or. There are in the city 684, 952
Igings, of which 408,641 are let for
a than $80 a year.
-The value of timber destroyed by
rest fires In the south west districts of
D Providence of New Brunswick is
imated at $300,000.
-The last words of E. L. Davenport
e actor, "Our Father who art in
3aven," are to be Inscribed on a mon
ment over his grave.
-henator Bruce, ot Mississippi, is
ported to be the possessor of two
rge plantations In his State, and has
ortune also of $200,000.
-Professor H1. M. Paul, of the Naval
otervatory at Washington, has gone
Japan to become Professor of Astro
>inly at the University of Teklo.
-The leading French agricultural
arnal assorts that the harvests f
irope will be very poor this year,
id America's entire surplus will be
-It was found in Manchester, Eng
and, that the draining and paving of
,enty streets diminished the mortality
the extent of 20 in 110.
-A Chicago firm will employ 100 men
sking up cobble stones on the Lake
lohilgan and Pine Lake beaches, in
iarlevoix, Mich., and will ship 1000
rdi of them to Chicago.
-Mr. George Bancroft began fifty
re years ago his "kilstory of the
tilted States," and in a few weeks he
:pects to celebrate its completion at
a Newport country home.
-There Is a mission among the lepers
India, another at Jerusalem, and a
ird in the Sandwich Islands. The
idia Mission cared for 140 lepers in
79, receiving some $4500 therefor.
-The property standing in the name
the Accountant-General of the En
ish Court of Chancery amounted In
50 to ?1,666,000, in 1840 to ?41,000,
0, and now reaches a far greater sum.
-Herr von Wurtegg, says, that the
3sert of Sahara was never connected
Ith the Mediterranean, and that the
tempt to make an inland sea would
suit only in the destruction of the
-Two of Bishop Spaulding's sons
6ving been rescued from drowning at
,le, Mr. S. presented the rescuers,
Le with a copy of Shakespeare's
)rks, and another a copy of Spencer's
-It is assserted upon good authority
at the census of 1880 will show our
itional wealth to be not less than $50,
0,000,000, against $42,000,000,000 for
-eat Britain and $46,000,000,000 for
-Lexington, Ky., has the oldest liv
g graduate of West Point Military
,ademy in Wright Merrick, of the
iss of 1822. le is a native of Massa
usetts, eighty-three years of age,
d is the only survivor of his class.
-The total number of both written
.d printed copies of the bible at the
ginning of the present century did
t exceed 8,000,000; but since that
ne 116,000,000 have been printed by
e British and American societies
-The total bonded debt of the city
New York, according to the comp
311er's July report, is $102,596,999,
sides about $16,350,442 of revenue
nds issued in anticipation of taxes
r the current year, or $118,946,441 in
-The committee appointed by the
ench Government has recommended
at the prize of $10,000 be awarded to
rof. Graham iJoli for his invention of
e telephone, and.that a prize of 83000
Sgiven to M1. Grammi for an magneto
-TLhe Manor IIouse, Stoke-Newing
n, England, where Edgar Poe and
her celebr itIes went to school, is now
iing pulled dlown to make m a
>w of shops. The buil1dwhinked time gYi- -
?'w,itions of the unU -Vi be done.
id the Cnumow.vwnath.,
-Thue South Florida Railroad fih
en completed to Maitlqnd, a distance '
sixteen miles from Santiord, on the
.John's River, and travellers can
w go by steamier and rail direct from
sw York, Boston, Philadelpaia, or
,Ltimore to Lake Maitland.
-Charlotte Cush man's monument,
out to be placed in Mount Auburn,
ar J3oston, is an obelisk of beautiful
illowell granite-a copy in form of
copatra's Needle. The only inscrip
in the monument will bear is the
me, "Charlotte Cushman."
-The Reov. John Cotton Brooks, a
other of the Rev. Philips Brooks,
ocly preached in England from the
ipit once occupied by the Rev. John
tton, afterward the first minister oz
ston. The brothers are decendants
the Rev. John Cotton, of the eighth
-[Prince Victor, the oldest son of
mone Napoleon, has just attained his
ghteenth year, and with it his major.
r, according to the custom of his
use. Hie is still studying at the
rce Charlemagn, and next year
1i probably present himself for ad
asion to St. Cyr, the famous school
-The Austrian Emperor's silver
adding is to be commemorated by the
Lmatrian Alpine Club in a strange
ahion. They propose to erect on the
mmnit of Gross Ghlockner a cross more
an eleven feet high. On each side
the pedestal are, to be solid gilt
fleotors which will reflect the sun's '
ye to a great distance.
-The Duke of Westminster gave '
reher, who rode Bend Or, five hun. .
ed pounds, and gave his" trainer,
bert Peck, one thousand poundp
inis is less than las been gveo
reher. Mr. Lorillard gave hm that
m for his first win on ifarole, but it
deemed amply suflicient, and highly f
proved of as an examples
-The highest mnoniument ta Gre e
ritain, and possibly in Enrope, is tha t
rected by his tenantry to the Arst ;
iake of Sutherland, on the summit*f
mn Vraggie, Sutherlandshire 1,40
et above the lea. The pedestal is 1lOG
et high;I the ststge, from A mold i -
r Francis Ohantrey, 80.' It is ?
ionous l&iids ark on both' sido