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TfRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., NOVEMBER 16, 1880.
Walled in with fire on either hand
I wa'ked the lone y wood-road through I
The maples dame above my head,
\And spaces whence the wind has shed
About my feet the living red
Are filled with broken blue,.
And crowding closealong the way
The purple asters blossom free,
In full profusion far and wide
They All the path on every side,
In loose confuaion multipik d
To endleso harmony.
The Autumn wood the aster know.
The empty nest, t1e wind that grieves.
The sunlight breaking tirough the shades.
The Eqnirrel chattering overhead.
The timid rabbit's lighter tread
Among the rustling leaves.
And still beside the shadowy glen
She huldis the color of the skies ;
Along the purpling wayside steep
She hang* her fringes passing deep,
And meadows drowned in happy sleep
Are lit by starry e)s.
Ho had nevei had any sisters, and know
very little about women; but he thought,
foolish fellow, that he knew everything
and was invplnerable. . His "afflanced,
Lucy Lorton,qdlet little ;hipg that she was,
knew better. They had been engaged just
a month, whepl Mab Devereux came to
"Don't you think Mab pretty, Allen?"
"Not particularly." replied Mr. Allen
Stopford. I"She hasn't a good figure and
she never blushes. I like to see a woman
blush." . ,
Lucy laughed a little. ghp had long
wished that she could cure herself of her
foolish habit of blushing. It was amusing
to think that Allen liked It, and more amus
ing to think that- he did not know Mab
Devereix, wilh, her cool, cream-white
face, hLr wonderful eyes and curled black
lashes, was a little beauty, and invariably
the belle of a company. But, like most
men, his eye caught first the beauty of fair,
rosy girls, and he was not yet tired of
Lucy's pink-and snow complexion and rip
plea of golden hair.
"Allen thinks all womea like me; but I
know I am different from many girls," she
said. Then she asked Mab: "You have
seen Mr. Stopford before? How do you
like him, Mab?"
Mab stood before the mirror, touching
up the lovelocks about her forehead. Her
reply was characteristic:
"He would be pretty good-lookiug If he
would color his mustache."
Lucy laughed outright. The Idea of
Allen, dear, simple soul, -with a dyed mus
tache, or anything false and not genuine
about himl She had loved him for just
that, out of all the men she know.
"Why don't you make him, Lu?"
"What?" asked Lucy, coming back from c
a moment's abstraction.
"Color his mustache. %Why It's justgthe I
tint of ground mustardi"
"I don't think I could persuade Allen to 1
do that," answered Lucy, adjusting her
little gold thimble and sitting down to her
sewing, with a smile.
Mab turned, and looked at her curi- q
"Isn't he very mach in love with you,
"Yes," answered Lucy, quietly-"more
than he knows." C
"Well," returned Mab, after a moment's
puzseled thought, "I shouldn't think a man
was very much In love with me if I couldn't
persuade him to dye his mustache.
Lucy knew it was of not much use to
continue the conversation in that direction,
and finished sewing on her trimming with
out making any response.
" it'.very pretty at Rosehome, Lu; but
do you know what I am thinking?'
"That I shall perish for society."
"Oh, your're spoiled, Mabi Can't you
live a fortnight without young gentlemen
to flatter and attend you?"
"There are not any here, are there?"
"Who are they?"
"I really'can't mention but two."
"One is the young man who comes out
from the village to saw our wo'od and do
chores. His name is Johnny Bottles."
"The other is my own and only brother,
"Mab went to the dressing-case, drenched
her handkerchief in dologne, and came
back to her seat.
"Terrible dearth, isn't there?" she re
marked, pathetically. "'But, thenyo
have Mr., fopford and his mustache,".
''You might try your hand on hini,Miab
-just to keep you in practice, you know,
and alleviate the melancholy - of your stay
at Rosehomne. -
Mlab looked at her cousin a little curl.i
"I believe you thInk I could not make
him love me."
"I ams(tre yocy couldinot," said Lucy.
"I wonder if it wouild be worth whiie'to
try?" mused Mfab, aloud, tapping her fan
upon her rosy lips,and lookig thoughtfully
from the window. : . -
Alien was coining up the avenue, and4
she bowed to him, . -*.
"You may if you choose," replied Lucy,
with a little, vexed smle.
She know that Mab would be likely to
flirt with Allen in any case before the fort
night was out. It was ,better to tage, it
coolly. And then, as she had said, sho did
not think it possible for a girl of hiab's call
ber to make Allen 8topford love ber.
Mab began dressing for dinner, and put
some spiceepinks in her hair. Wlien at the
table ehe tturned her dark braids toward
Aln, ho 'saw them, arnd Involutitarily
amuunured, with'an expression of pleasure:
"Yes,"said Mfab, "I k'new you liked
And then she looked tip in his face, and
lie'saw that her eyes 'were pretty. -
After dinner they went boating, and his
natural eye for irrtistic e-ffects was gratified
by bMab's sitding in the bow in a lialo blue4
dress, with a crimson scarf draped about
her abotldes. .
"Your -cousin is not exactly handsome,
but there is somethting very, very attrac
tive about her,"' said he to. Luoy.
.The latter dipped her hand in the
shining water and held her peace, which
usader the circumstance., was as much as
could be expected of her. I think.
Thd next day Lucy invited a little party
f friend from the village, and they made
i picnic In the woods.
Mab trimmed up her white dress with
Dak leaves and strolled away from the rest,
lown the leafy aisles of the woods, with
the youngest and most agreeable man pres
mt, who was Allen Stopford. They came
back with some white water-lilies. Noliody
had noticed their absence but Lucy.
"You want a bit of color about you,"
she said, coolly, to Mab, and pinned a pink
wild-rose on her left shoulder
And now, day by day, Allen grew ab
sent-minded, and was exceedingly alive to
he presence or absence of Miss Devereux.
[f she were absent, he must know where
she was. If present he made incoherent
replies to everybody else, and was like the
needle to the magnet whatever the young
Lady's movements were.
If she lounged, he noticed that the sun
ihone in her eyes, and closed a blind. If
she sang, lie turned the leaves of her
nusie; if she walked the piazza, he would
arge that the rooms were close, and find a
Once or twioe he caught himself up in
seglecting Lucy and attending Mab, but
he spell was too strong.
The fasolnatiQn which this girl of a wan.
on heart exerted he succumbed to almost
mconsciously. And the siren smlled
tmd smiled, and drew him on until their
ame a feverish light in Lucy's blue eyes
tad her cheek grew thin with the fear she
Yes, it was dangerous for all three, this
laying with edged tools. It was true that
he love between Allen and herself was not
ounded on a mere fancy, but in mutual
ionfidence, esteem and a sweet congeni
lity. If she had known it to be a fancy
he would have no confidence In it.
For three years they had known each
bther wiell, and the tie had even grown
tronger. She had often mused on this,
nd, indeed, made it the strong point in
ker acceptance of Allen Stopford.
Bhe felt herself very young-but nine
een-when called to decide this matter;
he had long been motherless. From the
lepths of her heart to the heights of her
visdom she sounded herself before she re
>lled to him, and the expression of her
ace, at that moment, Allen never forgot.
Cye to eye and heart to heart they had
oledged each other, and no-could Allen
Apparently he had forgotten. She could
ict accuse him of rudeness toward hereelf
-that was impossible to his nature--or
elfishness; but that he was drawn from
Ler the most casual eye could see. And
tab's fortqight had already lengthened. to
"We'll have tea on the lawn to-night,
aucy," said Aunt Lucretia, the house.
:eper at Rosehome. "It is such a very
rarm night, it will be pleasant."
"As you please, aatie--it makes nodif
erence to me. I shall take no tea; I have
Aunt Lucretia went indoors, but some
ne else stood beside the hammock where
jucy lay. She turned her head and looked
ito Mab's mocking dark eyes.
"Confess you are fretting yourself sick
bout Mr. Stopford. Why don't yon send
me home?" she asked.
"Allen does not love you, Mab. He will
Lever tell you that he does," .replied Lucy,
tuickly, and with dignity, though there
ras a sharp contraction of her delicate
Mab saw, perhaps experienced, a pang of
'emorse-for she sincerely liked her gentle
onsin; but she was lull of a wicked ex
Ltation, so strong was her passion for
Bhe turned And strolled down the gravel
ralk among the cyprus vines, flirting her
ink fan, and Allen- saw and came from his
eat In the avenue, with Sultan, his great
owling hound, at his heels.
When tea was served, he brought Lucy a
upof the fragrant beverage and the cologne
lask, asnd then was gone down the cypress
walk with blab.
The twllIght deepened; a whip poor
will called ; the scent of flowers stole up
rom the beds and from among the vines.
iucy lay alone In the hammock, and a few
ears, which she scorned, would have their
She sat up, at last. Apparently Allen
,nd Mlab had left the garden; no one was
a sight. Its recesses looked cool and
lewy ; perhaps they would ease thme throb
lung of her temples.
She slhpped from the hammock, -and -
vent down the piazza steps, one little
white kitten 'following and rolling about
The fireflies starred the cypress vines ;
he birds twittered contentedly over their
rune nests; sogne be.autiful evening bloom
ng flowers filled the air with a heavenly
'Luoy dragged herself slowly along with
Shalf guilty feeling that this beauty was
o ittle to her. She was not in harmony
rith its peace ; thme stillness irritated her.
Suddenly it was broken ty voices, which
tole gently' upon her ear...I Shme could see
mo one, but she'resognized hihb's tones.
"Then you do not hate me?" she sylla
."Hate you? No. -l believe I love you.
osare theo mrost.boWitchmi~ig girl!".
Lucy felt the rustle of the cypress vines,
mool and dewey, about her face. Bhe (did
iot lyngw tha) .she had fallen. But the
>thiers hear~I the crash, and blab called
'Luoyp' guiltily, and Allen came and -lifted
he'litlo filud In lis strongarins.
"My poor little gurll''lhe said. "what is
he matter with you?" There is a fever at
he village. D~o you suppose that she is
6ming deign ,wit~m t?" he asked Mlab.
"Fevert-a contagos fever? Horrors!"
~ried Mlab ; and skipping down a side path),
he flew up to her room, and began pack
ng her trunk.
Allen wds busy itith Lucy. Either ulie
ad fainted, or 'falling upon thme hard
ground had stunned her, or she was very
ii. She was perfectly unconscious, and
ier small white face hylug upon his arm'
yas pitiful indeed.
He gathered her up to his breast and car
led her up to the house..
"There! ' cried Aunt Lucretla,starting up
rem her seat at the doorway, "I tho~ughit
he would fainti She has b~een miserable
nough all 'daw. Take her right up to her
'orn, Allen, at the head of thd stairs, and
'will comie and pilt her, right to bed."
Allen marched steadily uip the staircase,
arefully carrying hme burdlen, and pushed
pen a door. whiqh stood ajar. In, an in
tant it was slammed In his iace.
"Don't you bring her in hero with her her
Id fever-don't you dare! i'an not going
* exnose myself far anybhdy. I'm going
right to Boston by the first train in tb
Allen Stopford's face changed Color vio
lently, in the dusk. In spite of its harsi
ness, he bad recognized Mab's voice. H
was painfully confused, but not too mucl
so to fInd another chamber, which he en
tered and laid Lucy. gently down amon,
the pillars of the white bed.
Then for one little moment he laid hi
cheek against that cold and colorless one
If Lucy could have seen his eyes then, ah
would not have doubted that she was des
"Here's eamphor, and ammonia, and
cordial, and red lavend3rl" cried Aunt Lu
cretia, bursting in; and she shan't stir of
that bed till she is better!"
Allen wandered alone around the garde
till morning. He saw the light barn ou
In Lucy's chamiy r.
Johnny Bottles and the housemaid wer
around the house, where, in the cool dawn
he sat, immovably and moody, in a
t3uddenly he saw the front doc
opened. Mab, arrayed for traveling, issue
forth, and wdnt down the road toward th
"You can send my trunk by express,'
she sa d to some one who closed the doo
Did Allen start up and follow her? H
had not the s.lighest inclination. He walte
until it was a little later, and then walkei
to the village and sent the doctor to visi
But Aunt Lucretia was doing all ths
could be done for a wealiness induced b
nervous prostration and sleeplessness. Th
red lavender was all-sullicient.
When Lucy came down again, ther
seemed a new heaven and a new earti
bab was gone. Allen had never been a
tender, and she was too weak at first to d
aught but succomb to a tenderness whic
anticipated her every want. But by-anc
bye they could talk together.
"Mab's conduct was shameful," sal
"You said you thought you loved he
that pight, Allen?"
"Well, if I did I was greatly mistaker
I was beguiled," said Allen, wofully, wit
a contemptous curl of his lips, either fi
Mab or hinself.
And Lucy, being a woman, forgave him
The first artifllcial flowers made were <
ribbons of various colors, twisted togethe
and fastened to wire stems. Those clums
imitations, however, soon gave way I
flowers made of feathers. Some'very pei
feet specimens of feather flo Nero, made b
the savages of South America, from th
bright plumage of their birds, were dim
played at the Centennial. The Italiar
next manufactured flowers of silk cocooni
which were very beautiful. But the pai
is now, and has long been, given to t)h
French, who perfected the present proca
of making flowers of muslin and silk. I
New York whole pieces of nalusook, Vi(
toria lawn and cheaper muslins are coi
verted into flowers. On the upper floor <
the large Broadway houses the first step I
taken. A number of thickness of clotl
the thinnest pieviously starched, are place
upon plates of lead, and the petals cut tt
desired shape by dies. After this come
the coloring, though some of the brightei
colors, as cardinal, blue, etc., are painte
on sheets stretched on frames previous t
cutting. Of those which are not thus pre
pared, each petal Is colored separately wit
a brush. This, especially when severe
tints are put on one petal, Isa nice process
and requires much judgment. This wor
is done entirely by men.
On the floor below, the flowers are con
structed and branched, At the first tabl
a number of girls were seated; along th
centre of the table was a gas-tube, out <
which at short intervals issued jets
flame. In those the girls placed smas
gophering irons, with which they rapid!
irened and pinchetd each leaf into the shiai
At the next table long rows of girls wecl
engaged in placing the petals and eel
structing the perfect flowers. Much di
ference was observable in their work, ars
the reporter was informed that while son
readily acquire the art, ethers are quite i
capable, and some-never acquire it.
At the. next table were the branchers,
those who group and arrange the flowr,
each with a sample branch before her.
Attached to the theatre of Philadelph
along about 1840, was Charles Webb, an e:
cellent actor and a man of' good principle
although given to occasional excess:
drinking. It was remarkable that wh<
under-the influenceoof liquor this gent!
man was rigidly exact and formal in' h
deportment and enunciation. Miss Ti
wvas performing in the old Chestnut Stre<
Theatre. The play was "The Gamester,
Miss. Tree playing the devoted wife, Air
Beverly-one of these performances whit
few of her admirers can ever forges. M1
Webb was playing Stukely, the villain, at
in one of the most interesting scenes,
consequense of having taken too ivuch she
ry at his dinner, he was somewhat obliviol
,f the language of the part. Miss Tr<
gave him, as it is termed, "the word" se
eral times, which Webb took up with so nmui
politeness and formality as to render ti
scene ridiculous, considering the stern v)
lainy of the character and his hateful rolath
to Mrs. Beverly. Finally, the audien,
became aware of the true state of the csa
and, as usual, in spite of their respect f
the lady, hogan to titter, while some hisse
Miss Tree was compelled at last to walk i
the stage and take a seat, with her back
Mr. Webb. By this time Webb had begs
to feel how matters stood, and, a thorough
polite man under any circumstances,
was now overwhelmingly punctilious, am
with assumed sobriety of tone, though hem
tating in articulation -and rathier unstea<
in his walk, he approached the footuiigh
with a low bow and said: '-Ladies at
gentlemen, I amn anxious to remove fro
sour minds an evident misunderstandli
concerning the true state of affairs existhi
on this stage. I see-indeed I feel--I mm
say I very sensibly realize the fact that y<
perceive the fact that somebody here
intox-4ntoxica--; that is, in plainer word
drunki Now, ladies end gentlemen, alle
me to say that justiee compels me. to assu
you, for feat your ibipressions should lei
you to an errozeous conclusion-to assu
you, I say, that whoever is guilty of t~
unpardonabmlej impropriety I have allud
to,.on the honor of a gentleman, belie
me, the offending party la not, Miss ElI
e Courting A Dootross. tri
Miss Mary Fiynn was studying medicine thl
and being courted at the same:time. Mr. etc
Wiliam Budd was attending the latter part f0
of the business. One evening while they to
were siting in the front parlor, Mr. Budd thl
was thinking how he should manage to
propose. Alis Flynn was explaiming certain c
physiological facts to him. S
"Do you know," she said, "that thous- d
ands of persons are actually ignorant of the is
r fact that they smell with their olfactory "
r peauncle?" I
"Millions of 'em," replied Mr. Budd. is
And Aunt Mary wouldn't believe me is
when I told her she couldn't wink with- a
out a sphincter nmsclel" a
"How unreasonable." ta
"Why a person cannot kiss without a e
"Indeed in hi
"I know it is so." at
:*May Itry if I can?" o
"Oh, 31r. Budd, it is too bad for you to
make light of such subject."
-Mr. Budd seized her hand and kissed
it. She permitted it to remain in his
"I didn't notice," he said, "whether % al
r -a-what you call it?-a sphincter helped an
me then or not. Let me try again?"
Then lie tried, again, and while he held
her hand she explained to him about the ki
muscles of that portion of the human h
"It is remarkable how much you know
t about such things," said Mr. Budd,- A
"really wonderful. Now, for example, A
what is the bone at the back of the head W
f "Why the occipital bone of course." b
"And what are the names of the muscles di
of the arm?" ar
"The spiralis and the infra spiralis among
"Well now let me show you what I a
mean. When I put my lafra spiralis b
d around your waist, so, it is your occipital (i
bone that rests upon my shoulder blade, t
In this way?"
"My back hair primarily, but the occip- at
ital bone of course, afterward. But oh,
Mr. Budd; suppose pa should come In and at
see us?" t
r "Let him comel Who cares?" said Air. di
Budd, boldly. "I think I'll exercise a d
sphincter again and take a kiss.", h
"Mr. Budd how cin you?" said Miss gi
Flynn, after he had performed the feat. t
"Don't call me Mr. Budd call me Wil
If ie," he said, drawing her closer. "You
r accept me, don't you? I know you do, in
0 "Willie," whispered Miss Flynn faint. I
Y "What, Darling?" a
e "I can hear your heart beat." a
"It beats only for you, my angel."
s "And it sounds to me out of order. w
I, The venticular contraction is not uni- hi
ft form." h
0 "Small wonder for that when its bursting Be
| for joy."
a "You must put yourself under treat
ment for it. I will give you some medi
f "It's your own property, darling; do
1 'what you please with it. But somehow
I the spincter operation is the one that strikes
d me most favorably. Let us see how it
e works again." ti
a But why proceed The old, old story
t was told again, and the-old, old perform
d ance of the muscles of Mr. Budd's mouth
0 enacted again and again, and a wedding
followed, of course. ic
[ ' c
it Haunts of Fur Trappers. til
k At the beginning of November, when the
animals have got their winter coats and fur al
. is in season, the hunter prepares himself li
for an excursion into the forest to lay out P
D his trapping walk. He wears a large Ii
f leather capote, very much overlapped in in
if front and secured about tho waist by a 0
ii brilliant worsted sash, which protects his k
y body from the cold. A thick fur cap covers sI
l isa head, and blue cloth leggings encase
his legs. Large mioccaalus, with two org
e three pairs of blanket socks, clothe his feet, e
~. 'while hugo mittens, extendsing to the el- o
. bows, complete the costume. A small axe
d is stuck in his belt, serving to balance a a
e large hunting knife and fire bag which ii
. hang from the other side. His pack Is pro- 1,
pared In the following manner : Euling n
>r his blanket double, lie places in it a lump p
of peminican, sufficient for five or six-days' a
consumption, a tin kettle and cup, and .if
he be rich, some steel straps, and a little ~
tea and salt. The blanket is thnte at
the four corners, and slung over hsbc
ia by a band across the chest. A gun and
r. ammunition complete his equipment.
s, T1ying on a pair of snow shoes, the trap.
.n per now starts alone into the gloomy woods,
in trudging silently forward ; for the hunter t
s.. or trapper can never lighten his solitude.
is by whistling or a song. Hie leads a dose
a late, solitary, and .ilangerous life. To be
et a.one in the wildest solitudes of unknown
Swastes demands a courage of no ordinary
~. kind. His keen eye scans every mark
~h upon the snow for the tracks ho seeks; ;
.and he reads the aigns left behind as easily
d and truly as if he had been personally
a present and seen the passing of the animal.
r- When ho finds the footprints of a marten,
is or fisher, ho unslings his pack, and sets to I
ie work to cstruct his deadfall, or wooden t:
,. trap, in the following fashion: .t
:h flaying cut dlown a number of saplings, a
se he divides them into staaes of about a yard d
l.. in length, which are driven into the ground t
>n so as to form a paisade, in tihe shape of t
se .half an oval, cut transversely. Across the ai
a, entrance to this little enclosure, 'which Is d
r of a length to admit about two-thirds of
. the animal's body, and too narrow to allow a
pof its fairly enterIng and turning round, a I
~o short log as laid. A tree of considerable i
n ,size is next felled, stripped of its branches, 's
y and so laid that it rests upon the log at the r
ie entrance in a parallel direction. Th'Ie bait, c
dc generally a bit of tough dried meat, or of<
i. partridge or squirrel, is placed on the po'ltt c
y of a sharp stick. 'Tills Is projected hori- c
ts zontally into the enclosure, and on the I
d outer end of It rests another short stick, a
mn placed perpendicularly, which supports the
g large tree laid across the entrance. Thle
ig top of the trap is then covered with bark (
~y and branches, so that the only means of
u access to the bait is by the opening between t
Is the propped-up log and the log beneath.
s, When the bait is seized the tree falla upon c
w the animal and crushes it to death. An ox- 1
re pert, trapper will make from forty to fifty
td of these traps in a day, and frequently ox- s
re tends his line of them over a distance of c
ie ten or fifteen miles.
~d Between those deadfalls, wherever a
re favorable place presents itself, are placed z
,the steel traps with which the larger fur
l y eariar animals are Caught. 'lan stool I
p resembles the ordinary rat trap except
it it.l larger. and has two springs in.
ad of one. In the large traps, used for
Kee, wolves, beaver, and lynx, these have
be made so powerful that it requires all
D strength of a strong man to set them.
key are placed in the snow and carefully
vered over; fragments of meat are then
ittered about, and the place smoothed
wn, so as to leave no trace. To the trap
attached a chain, with a ring at the free
tremity, through which a short stake is
ased. When an animal is caught he
rrles off the trap for a short distance, but
soon brought up by the stake getting
tangled in the trees and fallen timber,
d is seldom ab'e to travel any great dis
iice before being discovered by the trap
r. The wolf or fox is generally caught
the leg, as he digs in the snow for the
Iden morsels, and sometimesby two legs
once. The hunter prefers latter method,
then there Is not the slightest poseibility
the animal cscaping. When foxes are
ught by a leg they often bite it off close
the trap and escape on the other three.
ie stump heals over and becomes covered
th hair in a very short' time. Wolves
a often so sagacious that they will scrape
round a trap, let it be ever so well set,
d after eating the bait walk off unhurt.
hen the trappei discovers a case of this
ad he places two traps close together;
Alle the wolf sorapes at one he may per
ps get his foot in the other.
In trapping the beaver the steel trap Is
Lch used, but it Is set in a different way.
long the edge of a shallow lake or stream,
aere the points of a few rushes or sedges
ipear above the surface, are seen a num
r of small earthy mounds, In the inune
ate vicinity of which the trees and bushes
e cut and barked In many places, some
them cut down. This is a colony of
avers. In the warm months this spot is
lively stirring place, as tue beavers are
en employed in cutting down trees and
ishes for the purpose of .repairing their
ma and supplying thoir store-houses.
1o bark of willows is their chief food,
d all the bushes In the vicinity are more
less cut through by the persevering little
imals. A beaver is a very difficult beast
trap. The trapper knows at a glance
e various marks of the animal; these
scovered, the next thing Is to find out
ow the beaver gets to his house, which is
inerally in shallow water. Then a steel
ap is sunk in the water, 'care being taKon
at it shall not be more than twelve to
urteen inches below the surface: this is
me by either rolling in a log or building
large stones. Immediately over the- trap
the bait, made from the castor or mod -
lne gland of the beaver, suspended from
stick, so as to just clear the water. With
long cord, and a log of light wood as a
toy, to mark the position of the trap
hen the beaver swims away, the trap is
omplete. The poor little builder, per
ips returning to his home and family,
ents the tempting castor. Ue cannot
ach it as he swims, so he feels about
ith his hind legs for something to stand
i; this, too, has been carefully placed for
im. Putting down his feet to stretch up
or the coveted morsel, lie suddenly finds
,melt clasped in an iron embracd; there
no hope of escape. The log, revealing
0o hiding place, is seized by the trapper,
e imprisoned beaver knocked on the
iad, and the trap set again.
Glass ball shooting and various other
xhibitions of skillful manipulation of par
r rides are attracting considerable atten
Dn in Ban Francisco, particularly In the
me of Otto, a son of Joseph, the Nez
erces Chlif, The incidentals for the
ieoting exhibition consisted of a triangu
r wooden frame, at the apex of which a
>ster, representing the figure of a man,
Ld been pasted, a piece of glass about one
.ch square, Inserted for an eye, and at the
her corners of the trienugle a set of brass
mobs were inserted in the frame. On either
de, above and below, slanting iron plates
ere fixed to cross bars, and numbers of
ass balls hung at various distances from
clh other. Tihe firt experimient consists
blhndfold shoooting~. A nickel five-cent
Lece was glued to the figure, and the 30o arg
aarpshootor, blindfolded, turned aroumi
various directions, and was finally placed
a direct line of the object with a rifle
inus a sight, and at a distace of somec
venty-five feet. The first shot sent the
tekel flying around the room, and on ex
nination an indentation was found on its
iry edge. The second test consisted of
lacing a small piece of tinted paper on the
tass used as an eye for the fijure, and
men placing a large piece of card board in
ontof and touching is so thait it was comn
tetely hidden from view. The shooter
as again blindfolded, and the fIrst shalt
ired the glass, the bullet having passed
irough the very center of the tinted p~aper,
here were various ether tests, such as
reaking three swinging balls by one shot
nd breaking a ball placed Immediately ba
mud the attendant, the ball, owing to pre
lous contact with the brass knobs or iron
hates, taking a circuitous co':rse.
Quick on the Triggeor.
"You will please observe," said old Mr.
ambwell, as he led us through his school
ie other day, "that the boys are required
> display the utmost attention to quietness
ad discipline, and in a short time become
ivested of that most annoying disposition
tease each other, in short, they soon set
o clown in all the gravity of mature years,
nder the wholesome system I have intro.
We at this moment arrived in front of
iveral boys who were standing around a
ucket of water, and one had just charged
is mouth v. ith the contents of a tin cup,
rhile the old gentleman vras stooping to
ecover his pen from the floor, when an
thor passing behind, snapped his fingei
tuickly beneath the drinker's ear, and
aused him by a sudden start to eject the
ontents of his mouth over the pedagoguie's
aId p ate. IStarting upright, with his hair
nd faced dripping, the master shouted:
"Who did that ?"
The party unanimously cried out, "Jim
"Jim Gun, you rascal, what did you dc
Jim, appalled at the 'mischief lie had
one, muttered out that it was not his fault,
ut that Tom Owens had saapped him.
'Ibis changed the direction of old Lamb.
rell's wrath, and shaking his cane portent.
usly over Owen's head, he aked.
"Did you snap Gun?"
The culprit' tremblig with fear~ mur
Yes, sir: I snappe Gin but I didn'i
now ho was loaded-".
The most remarkable of all Hittite monu
ments are the sculptures at Eyuk, near 5
Bogabz Kenl, first discovered by HamiUton
and since photographed by Perrot. Here a
on the slope of a low hill are the remains tI
of a palace, built not of limestone, like the
other monuments of Asia Minor, but of N
dark granite. Ruined as it is, sufficient Is 3i
lei t to show that It was modeled on the plan
of the palaces of Assyria. At its entrance are tj
two huge Monoliths, with faces cerved into p
the likeness of sphinxes. But the sphinxes,
though inspired by the art of Egypt, are r4
proloundly different from the sphinxes of
the valley of the Nile, and only their feet
and faces are hewn out of the stone. One
of the monoliths further bears upon it the $
same doubte eagle that is portrayed on the
rocks of Petria; but this double eagle once 4
supported the figure of a god. The mon
olitms were flanked by walls, one of which
is still fairly preserved. Along it runs a
line of sculptures which carry, each one of
them, the impress of Hittite art. Here we
may see the HiLtite warrior in his peculiar
dress, the Hittite priest robed as he Is at a
Bogathz Kcni. Elsewhere the building of r
the palace itself is brought before our eyes,
and the workmen are represented ascend- a
ing A ladder, or otherwise assisting In the I
work. Elsewhere, again, Is a bull, mount
ed on a sort of a pedestal, and drawn with J'
the skill Lhat characterizes the delineation i
Of the anuInat forms occurring among the
Hittite characters, or, again, it is a must- A
clan and a snake-charmet. Hard by is a 0
man leading a moukey, a picture welmight t
think somewhat out of islace in so cold and
northern a country. But, curiously enough, 0
it is with monkeys that the Assyrian monu- 8
imeuts associate the kinsmen of the Hittites, 5
who inhiabited those very regions. On the
walls of the palace of Assur-natair-pal at V
Ninirud or Calah, an attendant in peaked I
boots ia leading a monkey, just as ie is at (
Eyuk, and following his lord, who wears
the characteristre cap and shoes of the i
Ilittite race. The black oelisk of Shal- I
manester, the son of Assur-natair-pal, tells I
us that lie too received apes and monkeys
from the people of Muzrl, in Western i
Armenia, and among the tribute-bearers d
are some represented in the familiar Phry- e
giun cap and tip-tilted shoes. It is thus
that we now know how, at an age of which 1
history and tradition are alike silent, the 1
influence and art and writing of the Hittites 0
were making their way to the far West,
carrying with them the elements of Ebst- (
era civilization. Tho two-fold road they a
traveled over became at Bardes, which was 0
thus predestined to be the future center of
power and civilizing influence throughout t
the Western world. The interest which I
envelops the rock-carving of Karabel is ac
cordingly very great ; the fact that the on
ward Hittite civilization was stayed only
by the waters of the Agean is there en
graved as it were, in stone. But this Is not
the only interest that attaches to the sculp
tures. Long before the days of Renouard
or of Texier, the Ionic settlers In Lydia had
gazed upon the sculpture and wondered
whose it was. "The father of history,"
Herodotus himself guessed, though vaialy,
at its origin. He tells us that "in Ionia
are two figures carved on the rocks, one by t
the road1 that leads from the Ephesian ter
ritory to Phokma, the other by that which
leads from Bardes to Smyrna; in each case
a man Is sculptured three feet in height,
the right hand armed with a spear and the
left with a bow, and the rest of his cloth
ing to match, for it is Egyptian and
Ethiopic; and the sacred characters of
Eiypt run carved across the breast from
shoulder to shoulder, with this meaning:
"I won this land witti my shoulders."
A Royal Entertainment in Bavaria.
King Louis, of Bavaria, who, no doubt,
will be known in history under the name
of the Solitary, has lately given an orIginal
festival in honor of tire Crown Prince of
AustrIa. It was, as usual, the night time1
that the royal lover of the moon chose to
give in hris winter garden, an entertainment
to hi, gruest. A method of lighting of the
most ingenious character produced all the
appearanse of a tropical sky. Luminous
balloons, of all colors, gave a soft light to
the entire garden, while an Immense star:
shone in the midst of them like a sun. In a
kiosk, richly decorated, a table was spread
with exquisite viands, around which wvere
seated the King, theCt-own Prince of Austria,
and the I'rlncess Gisele and her husband.
From thisspot thiecoutlook over a massof lites
embrace the whole extent of the garden, at
the extremity of which was a column sumr-1
nmountedi by a laurel, and standling in the
midst of a fountain of sparkling water.
Upon the sides, on the right and left, were
paths ornamented with statues, inviting the
guests into groves filled with musiciane.
A feast given by LouIs of Bavaria without
music wc-uld have Leen absolutely impossi
ble. 'There was, therefore, scattered among
the trees the quartet of Waiter, tire double
quartet and the chorus of lime theater, and
time band of tihe Second Regiment of Infant
ry. All threse musical parties performed
vigorously, white now and then a flood of
electric light added to tihe enchantments,
the fantastic character which comes from
that kind of illumination.
Two Booentrio Men.
One day last week as a 0- street
lawyer had just fnisahed tacking up a sign
of "Shut tire door" where lie thought it
would do tire most good, an oldish man,
having a sour expressIon on his face, came
up stairs. The instant ho saw the sign he
"All bosh, sir-all bosh. I never pay
any attention to such signs."
"But other people do," replied thre law
-"Let 'em do so, then. I am just eccen
tric enough to leave your door open when
i go out.'
And so ho did. He walked c ce or
twice around the room, made a few in
qurirics, and left the door wide open as he
walked out. When he had reached the
street a boy overtook him aud asked hrim
to return to thre room on important business.
He clImbed back up stairs, and the lawyer
"Did you leave your gold-headed cane
"No, sir-here it is," replied the caller,
as ho held it up.
"Ahm so it is. I was .just eccentric
enough to think that this poker was your
gold-headed cane. Alt righte-no harm
When the atranger went down stairs he
left the~ prints of hia heels on eveory sten.
-A pint of water converted into
'eam fills a space of about 1800 pints.
-In the last - fiscal year 15,000,000
3res of public lands were sold to set
-The total number of horses In
orth Carolina Is 137,133, and of sheep
-Scientists says that oneatweltb of
ie huni. brain is composed of phios.
-Now York has 90,000 school chdd
m to educate whom one year costa
-Utah's mineral output from 1871
5wn to the close of 1879 is placed at
The number of optic nerve fibres is
38,000, and of retinal cones in each
aman eye 3,360,000,
-The gross Income derived from
>bacco by the farmers of the United
tates Is about $22,000,000.
-rhe ShoshoneR and Bannooks have
greed to give up 325.000 acres of the
Bservations at Ross Fork.
-The Agricultural Snhool for Girl
t Rouen, France. has 300 pupli a, vary.
ig in age from 8 to 18 years.
-There are 0,000 fugitives from
istice in Texas. 1.000 of whom have
ad the misfortune to commit murder.
-Those sixteen Indian girls of Mr.
[oody's have been sent to him at Jay
-ould's expense from the Indian terr
-Iowa has 4.000 school districts 10
)9 schools, 21,000 teachers, 365,00d
sholirs, and a school fund of over $3,"
-Amasa Stone is the man who pro
roses to give $500,000 to the Western
'eserve College if it is removed to
-Duluth blast turnace, the only one
it Minnesota, has gone into operation.
t uses charcoal, and its annual capao
'y is 12,000 tonls.
-According- to Professor Read of
jondon the world, by geological evi
once, has reached the mature age of
-Spain, with only 17,000,000 of in.
iabitantn, turns out nearly twice as
such wheat as does Italy with 28,000,
00 of inhabitants.
-The latest ce inate of the acreage
evoted to wheat In India is 18,000,000
gainst the outside estimate of 30,000,.
00 in the United States.
-Estimating the entire grain crop of
he U nited States at 480,000,000 bushels,
)akota and Minnesota will produce
mne-tenth of the amount.
-From 1873 to May, 1880, it is. esti
sated that 1,905 steam and sailing
'eAsels have been lost, and that 10,827
ersons perished in them.
-The third and youngest daughter
f General Rosecrans, took the black
,oil recently at the convent of the
Jrsulines, St. Martins, Ohio.
-The railroad up Vesuvius has done
uch a flourishing business since it
pening last spring that the value of
he stock has increasod fifty per cent.
-Donald Mackey, who died in
Ianilton, Mass.. a few days ago, was
he pioneer builder of clipper ships in
his country. lie was 70 years of age.
--Dueing the quarter ending with
he 30th of Juue, 1880, 5,002 emigrants
eft Hong Kong, China, for the United
tates, of whom 7 were females and 44
-Edward Cushman, the iephew and
ielr of the late Charlotte Cushman,
ias just erected a monument over the
amented actress' grive in Mount Au
-There are at present in this country
,053 national, 923 state, 630 savings,
nd 2,578 private baniks. Of these, 263
ave been organized within the last
-The total number of houses within
he district of London water companies
it the close of' 1870 was 573.702 being
in increase of 81,787 houses since the
dlose of the year 1872,
-Messrs. Drexel and Chils, of
Ph iladelphia, have bought a' large tract
>r land at Wayne station on thie Penn.
tylvannia railroad, preliminary to
naking a town there..
-Thie finances of I'aiy are in a de
lora ble condlition. Tihe treasury owes
5940,000,000 to a bank syndicate, be
ides a number of other debts, and has
.o pay annually $174,000,000 for inter
-There is a piece of pine in the
lBritish Museum supposed to be 4000
years old. It come from Thebes and~ it
s of blood redl color, supposed to be
saused by age or soane preser'ving ma
-A boy only 11 years old has been
senltenced to death at Culloden, Ga. His
name is Clayton Hlillsman, he is black,
sinti his crime was the very brutal mpr
ler of an infant, whom he was set to
-Teresa Tua of Turin, a young girl
of thirteen, bore oft' the first prize as a
violinist at the Paris Conservatory last
year. She has been offered $40,000 for
s five year's tour through the United
-The aggregate earnings of the rail
roads of tihe United States have been
computed by somebody with a head for
figures, and he finds that they were
over $529,000,000, or almost double the
antire revenues of the government.
It is estimated that the coal-ilelds of
[ndia extent over an area oft 85,000
'quiare miles. Some of the seamis are
100, 120 and 160 feet thick. Dr. Odlel
hiam believes th are are' not less'than
20,000,000,000 tons of coal in that em
-Mr. R. H-. McDonald, of San Fran.
olso, offers $100,000 toward an endow
ment fund for a Christian Univeksity
on condition that an equal sum shall
be0 raised by the Baptist, Presbyteriann
Episco pallan, Congregational- n
Methodist denominations. a&,~
-The foreign imports received at
New York during the week ending
Sept 18th, amounted to $12,797,557,
sigainst $8,143,151 the week previous,
and $7,179,088 the coi-respondi og. Weeki
last year. faugar, coffee, tea, hides al
iron are the leadilng articles. M
-There are 2,000,000 bee hives in t119
United States. Everyhive tyields, o4
ani -average, a, little, over t wenty t8 ,
pounds of honey, and 1i;ltas .w~ay
live centea pdund. So taftr p1
ing for their own boatdo 1,spia~i~
us with a revenue of $8,0,ttq~