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W-WEEKLY EDITION- WINNSBORO, S. JANUARY 29, 1881. VOL. IV.-NO
LET BYGONES BE BYGONES,
Let bygones be bygones: if bygones were
Dy aught that occasioned a pang of regret,
Oh. let them in darkest oblivion be shrouded;
'le wile and'tUs kind to forgive and forget.
Let bygones be bygones, a good be extracted
From ill over which it In f ily to fret;
The wisest of mortals have foolishly acted
The kindest are those who forgive and for
Lot bygones be bygones; oh, cherish no
The thought that the sun of Affection has
Eolipsed for a moment, its rays will be
If you. like a Obristian, forgive and forget.
Let bygones be liygones , your heart w:ll be
Whei: kindness of youn with reception has
The ilsmo of your love will be purer and
if. God ike, you strive to forgIve and for
Let bygones be bygones; oh, purge out the
Of malice, and try an example to set
To other, who craving the meroy of heaven,
Are eadly too slow to forgive and forget.
Let bygones be bygones ; remember how
To heaven's forbearance we all arc In dolt ,
'T'hey valus Gd', infulte goodness too
To heed not the precopt, "Forgive and for
Conquest of Cyprus.
On the 19th of February, 1509 an exci
ting scene took place at Abenarl, a sntall
fortified town on tho western coast of the
island of Cyprus, over which at that time
the gloomy banner of the Republic of Ven
ice was floating.
Abenari lay In a small bay, which, owing
to its deep anchorage, rendered the little
town a place of decided inportance.
In consequence. the Venetian Senate had
caused to be constiucted there a rather
strong citadel, which was armed with one
hundred heavy guns, and garrisoned with
one thousand veterans oldiers.
The conimander-in-chief of this strong
hold was a comparatively young man. ils
name was Diego Razionon, Z. native of the
Balearic Islands, but since his fourteenth
year in the military service of the Republic
of Venlce, in which he had distinguished
hinself so signally that now, in his thirty
fourth year, he was a colonel and in charge
of an Independent command.
Don Diego though a very intrdpid man,
possessed all the vices of the race from
which he had sprung. A very fine-look
lug man, he was a dissolute rake, and the
fair sex had no worse enemy than he. He
never forgave a personal insult, and lie was
treacherous, venal and corrupt.
On the day when our narrative opens
the garrison of Abenarl was drawn up in
line in front of the citadel at an early hour
in the morning.
When Don Diego appeared in front of
his soldiers the drummers beat a long
The commandant did not utter a w:)rd:
but the sombre fire burning in his black
eyes, his firmly compressed lips, and the
neivous twitching of his ingers, plainly
indicated that something extraordinary was
about to hiappen.
in fact, a few minutes later, nineteen
heavily-ironed Turkish soldiers were led
out from the citaaei by a squwl of soldiers,
headed by a broad-shouldered, masked
man, below the medium height, Viho was
dressed In a close-ltting suit of crunson
This masked man, who was no other
than a Venetian executioner, carried on his
shoulder a very short, but very broad naked
WVhen the prisoners, ali of whom looked
stolid andi alnost unconcerned, arrived
near Don Diego lItezion~on, he thundered at
"Down on your knees, Ottoman dogs!"
The prisoniers obeyed mechanically.
Dou Diego proceeded as follows:
"You tried to land here in one of the
vessels of your udserable Sultan. Fo3r
this your hands, feet and heads will be
chopped off, and your carcasses will be
thrown mnto the sea. To your work ex
The~ masked headsman understood his
While the soldiers were looking un
moved upon the dreadful scene that was
now enacted before their eyes, the execu
tioner mutilated acd decapitated his nine
teen victims with startling rapidity.
Whun the last Tiurk had been dis
patched, the soldiers returned to their
quarters, while Dan Diego slowly and
thoughtfully repaireud to the vIlla, close to
.the citadel where lhe lived with his mis
tress, Eugenie Die La Vertue, a young
Frenchwomani of very rare beauty, whoam
lie had botight for a large sum from the
Gireek pirate that had stolen the girl two
years before fromi the house of her lparents
in the envirohs of Tonlon.
'The hapless pirate hiowvever, had not got
his money from Don Diego, who caused
hims to be hunged as soon as he delivered
the French girl to him.
We said that Mdlle. lie La Vertue was
a great, beauty; but, her charms were
miaterially enhanced by her vivacity and '
sprightliness. Bhs was kind hiearted and
amiable in every respect, and D)on Diego
Itazionon was p~assionately enamored of
Op this occasion she awaited im on the
r verandah ia front of the villa. lie etn
braced her fervently. But sheo disengaged
herself somewhat impetuously from ids
"TheTurkish prisoners! " she exeahnled,
bending a piercing glanco on him.
"They are dead," he replied carelessly.
"Mon Dieu," she cried shudderingly.
Don Diego looked at her almost compas
"Eugenie," he said gravely, "supposing
the Turks had caught you or me, what do
you think they would have done with us?
They would have put us cruelly to death."
"Really, Diego ?"
"As sure as there Is a God in heaven."
She was reassured, and clasped hn in
her arms; for she loved him as Intensely
as he did her.
A month elapsed. During a moonlight
night, towards the close of March, a boat
landed near Abonarl, from it jumped sli
well armed men in the semi-barbarous cos
tume of Turkish soldiers.
But their whispered conversatlon was
carried on in Greek,,and their faces Indi
cated that they belong to the Hellenic
They noiselessly hurgled toward the villa
of Don Diego Razionon.
The inmates of the villa consisted of the
Don, his mistress, Eugenic, and three ser
vants. The latter slept in the front room
of the villa.
The disguised Greeks who were evident
ly familiar with the premises, burst the
Iront door open without making much
noise, and rushed into the servants' room.
They remorselessly slow the three hap.
Don Diego was aroused from his slum.
Ile rushed our, sword in hand, from the
room which lie and his mistress oc6upled.
But the intruders insidiously tripped him,
and then beat him senseless.
A new figure appeared now: Eugenio,
No sooner had the assailants caught
iight of her in the uncertain light of the
1oon, than they rudely seized her, and
3arried her off to their boat.
Upon reawaking to consciousness, Don
Diego Razionon was nearly goaded to mad
1es by the disappearance of his charming
He gave the alarm, and his soldiers
icoured the neighborhood for several days
n order to discover some traces of the
nissing woman, but not the slightest clow
is to her whereabouts was found.
Don Diego fell, in consequence of this
)ereavement, into a state of profound
nelancholy. He sent a messenger to Ven.
cot who r9t 'aed the fol lowimn2 mnonth to
!enkti iw1ihUTli1 oi1wng ining iUmX
"La Signora Eugenia," he said, "has
>cen abducted to Constantinople, where
he is now an inmate of the Sultaa's
Don Diego stamped his foot in speech
"But," proceeded the messenger, "your
mxcellency is in grave danger. The Senate
>f Venice has sent orders to the Governor
>f this island to have you conveyed to Ven
ce for sleeping outside of the citadel."
Don Diego retired to his room, which lie
)aced a long time in silent meditation.
At length his clouded face brightened.
"I will do It f" he cried. "What thanks
Jo 1 owe to the ungrateful Republic of
Venice, which is now evidently decaying ?
[ 'wili do it I I will dolit I"
That very night he, h!s above-mentioned
niessenger, a nd two (Cypriotic sailors. left
Jyprus secretly in a skiff.
Although the night was stormy, they
reached next morning the coast of Asia
bimnor, where Don Diega had a long confi.
.iential interview with the Turkish Goy
arnor, who sent his companions under a
strong escort to Constantiniople.
At the Turkish Capital Don Diego Razi
anon demanded to see the Grand Visler.
Ohlacor Pashia; but instead of attaining his
object, lie was contlnedl for six months in
z dark, damp, loathsome dungeon.
On day a eunuch from the Sultan's
harem entered lis dungeon, and held a long,
confidIential interview with him.
In consequence of this interview Don
Diego Razionon was set at liberty, fur
nlshed with gorgeous clothes, fine horses,
and a large sum in gold.
One the day after his release lhe visitedl
the seraghio, where his arrival was already
Some eunuchs respectfully conducted
him to the golden room, where tho Grand
Scigoior was reposing on a sumptuous
TIhe Sultan, who was an intellhgent, am
bitious man, questioned Don Diego, who
spoke the Turkish language fluently, for
some time. Buddenly he said to Don
"You think we could conquer Cyprus?"
"Notinig easier than that." I Know all
the weak points of the Venetians on the
island, Give me ten thousand good sol
diers, and blockade such ports as I s.iall
designate, and the islanid will fall inevita
bly Into your hands.
"You shall have all that," replied the
Sultan-"but you must first become a
"With the greatest of pleasure," re
joined Don Diego, smilingly. "But you
know my condition, most gracious ruler of
"You want that French girl back? She
ia even now at your house."
Don Diego liazionon became a Turk un
der the name ot' iassan Erib Pashma.
Hie invaded Cyprus, and wrested it, aftier
a territlo atrurcgle, from the Venetians.
The Sultan then made him military
governor of Ephesus. where he lived for
many years NIlth Eugenie La Vertue, who
had gained a controlling influence over
ie died in 1004, leaving an iimmanse
She returned to France, where her ar
rival created a great sensation.
In 1006 King Henry the Fourth received
her at his court.
She took up her abode at Fontalnbloau
where she died in her eighty-first year.
Ever since the town of Deadwood, was
started, an( long before it was laid out, it
has been the rendezvous of murderers, road
agents, thieves and cut-throats, who gen
erally latest a frontier river town, and the
first murder dates back to the'days of '70,
whea one out of a party of pilgrims con:
Ing to Pierre was killed by a rutilan while
camped at that place. The murderer made
his escapo. The number of men killed at
that town is not less the twelve or fifteen
and In every case the m. 1orers have gono
unpunished, and been allowed to walk the
streets as free as any man. The city has
not yet any government; the country is not
organized, and law and order are things
that are not known there-or have not been
known heretofore. But, however, thero is
an end to all thingsand the time has come
when the outlaw will have to observe the
laws of the vigilantes or take the conse
quences-cold buck shot. A little over a
week ago a character named "Arkansaw,"
and the man who killed the "Kid" last
summer, with a gang of followers, went
over to East Pierre and began making
themselves a little too numerous with their
pistols. Arkansaw would occasionally
pull out his pistol,cock It and request some
peaceabie cItizen to come to him, and it
the least hesitancy was observed In cow
plying with this request, the result would
be a volley of pistol shots, after which
Arkansaw would put his revolver back in
th, holster and resume his search for
another tender foot. bometimes a shot or
two would take effect, but that didn't mat
ter; it only gave a little spice to his per
formances. His entire gang was composed
of just such mon as himself, and on one
afternoon they succeeded in creating terror
wheiever they made their appearance.After
creating all the disturbance they
could,and taking a prisoner awayfroma Uni
Led 8tates deputy marshal, they went to West
Pierre.for the avowed purpose of returning
)ad cleaning out the town. They did return,
but were met by two hundred vigi!antes,
%ad two hundred shotguns staring them
in the face, and were requested to turn
Iminediately and never again show them
selves in East Pierre. The request was com
plied with, but Arkansaw and gang got
in the warpath, and, each one strapping
:n three or four revolvers, the entire out
fit, about one hundred and fifty outlaws,
cowboys and bullwhackers, went over to
99 iPK q'lqeg, oQ'mtgonyugg
when they got in, and went directly to the
lance house, now and then shooting out a
light in some store or house as they passed
by. 'They shot everything-windows,
lights, men, horses, and all had to take it.
livery minute would be heard the sound
"bang, baug" of the shotgun and heard
the tramp of two hundred vigilantes
jiarchiug in line, bearing d )wu upon the
roughs. In a moment it seemed as if a
territle cannonading was going on, and
Dld soldiers said it sounded very much like
a pitched battle. The gang was driven
down to the river, flying in every direction
before a determined tire of the vigilantes.
Arkansaw, a little braver than his men,
hesitated, then made an attempt
at resistance. But in hesitating he
sealed his own doom, for almost in
a moment full fifty sh->t were fired,
and the cut-throat brigand Arkausaw tell
to the ground riddled with bullets. A re
view of the grounds showed three or four
wounded, but none others were killed.Thius
Is the only method by which the communi
ty can safely rid theinselves of these out
laws, who set fire to their buildings, break
in and cob stores and gasrrote men on pub
lic streets, even in broau daylight.
-Tihe Old Man's (Ihost
Beveral days ago, a celebrated spiritus
abet came to Little Rock and stated that
before giving a public entertainment lie
would give a seance, where any mnembea of
a small invited circle could call up the
spirits of their fiends and coniverse wvith
them. By mistake a m~ n fronm down the
river was admitted, a man whose reputa
tion for deeds of violence would not place
his spirit above par in the i oul market.
After listening awhile to rapping, horn
blowing and gauze veil materialization, the
bad man arose and said:
"Say cap'n, whar's the old nran 's
"What old man?" asked the medium.
"My old man, the stovernor. Call binm
"What is his name?"
"Toni Bealick; call him up."
"I don't think we are in communication
with him to night."
"Whlat's the matter, wire down?"
"lNe, the old gentleman is on a visit."
"~Now, here, jest slhut up your wardrobe
and turn out the light, if you don't give
the old man's ghost a show, the thing
"Wait; I'll see if he'll come," said the
spiritualist. "If lie raps three tames lie is
willrng, If only once he has other engage
A sharp rap was sounded. "Ho is un
willing." continued the spiritualist.
"Now, here," said the bad man, "that
wan't my ole man's knock. Why ef he'd
lit that table he'd splintered it. Call him
up;" and drawing a revolver the aff cethen
ate son cast a severe look on the mediuma.
"To' tell you the truth, I can I call him
"Toll him that I want to see him.
That'll fetch 11m up."
"No, lie wont come, buit I beg of you to
be patient. Wait! alh, hie will conme pres
ently, lHe is here andl desires to talk with
you. lie says that he s perfectly hasppy,
and longs for the tinie when you
will be with him. He is one of the rulers
in the spirit land."
"Cap'n you are the infernalest liar in
"Why so, sir?"
"Beocause the old man Is in the cIty
prison, drunk as a peddler's poodle,"
Sand in Sug
I had read that sugar-ro re used bul.
locks' blood to clarify th iquor, and in
muy simplicity asked my f d where was
the bullocks' blood. 1: aughed very
heartily at my ignorance, a told me there
had not been such a thing d in Green
ock since he had known thing about
the trade, now over thirt, -cars. What
struck me most was the 4 and mud
that my friend showed me I been taken
out ot the raw sugar when w it filtered;
and I that day registered vow that I
would never again be toinp to buy "real
raw sugar" for domestic u I shudder
as I think of the quantity nmud that I
must have eaten in my tim iid feel an
noyed at having been dolud into paying
a penny a pound more fo te "real raw
sugar" than I could have lit the pure
reilned article for. I told i friend what
was passing through my n d, at which
he again laughed, and said "Every one
that comes to see through ti refinery says
the same thing. You some 1o hear gro.
cors charged with putting ad in their
sugar. They really do noth r of the sort.
It would not pay them to d so, even if
they had a mind. If the us f raw sugar
wee given up by the pubi we would
never again hear of such accusation
against the poor grocer." friend, See.
ing the disgust I bad display I at the sand
and mud, took me to the lab atory in con
nection with the refinery, wl re lie said he
would show me even worse han nud in
the raw sugar. He took a s all glass ves
sel like a tumbler, into whic he put about
a teaspoonful of "real raw s ;ar," such as
is sold in the shops, and fihe poured some
water slightly heated over . In a short
time little specks appeared the surface,
scarcely visible to the naket eye, two or
three of which he placed u ter a nicro
scope and bado me look thi ugh it. To
my amazement I saw little I eets like lice
crawling about. 1 asked wh t they were,
and was told that they were the Acarius
sacchari, or raw-sugar in e, and that
they abound in raw sugar, m reespecially
in the better descriptions. 1 sked if there
were none to be found in r lined sugar,
and my friend said no; that ey were all
either retained in the filter aig or killed
during the boiling. I under and a cole
brated chemist has estimated that there
will be as many as 100,000 of these crea
tures in a pound of raw sugar. I learned
that there were about a dozen rotineries
at work in Greenock, turning out about
250,000 to 800,000 tons of soft, relined
sugar per annum, being more than a third
of all the sugar consumed in Great iBrit-in.
Greenock has great natural advantages for
the refining of sugar, having excellent
harbor accommodations, where the largest
vessels can discharge the raw material, be
ing near to the Lanarkehire coal-fields,
having an unlimited supply of water at a
very cheap rate, and a plentiful supply of
An Artist on nooks. -
v" nun tnu War oroine our," lite said, "i
had a little shop at the corner af Walkei
and Eln streets, New York, where ]
painted signs. Times were dull, and I
used to sit for hours in my shop and won
der what was to be done next. One day
I saw a mau across the street go up to a
dry goods box and stencil 'M1acallister's
Ointment' on it with an ordinary stencil
plate and a brush. The thought at once
caie to my mind. Why wouldn't it be a
good thing to paint advertisements in an
attractive manner on fences and barns and
such like ? 1 consulted with a friend,
who said: 'Go and see Duke. le's just
ntarted Plantation Joints, and maybe
he'll hire you.' 1 Eaw Brake, and lie sent
nie to Denas Barnes, who was furnishing
the money, and had an oilce oii Park row.
Barnes took to the idea at. once. I sug
ge:-td that I paint in New York and on
the roads in the up~per part of the Island.
'W~hat. pay do you want I' ho asked. 1 ire.
plied that an ordinary house painter got
$2 50 a day, and I thought that I was
worth thu't. 'wll right,' he said, go ahead.
Do you want any money to begin withi t
1 said that I did not, and started out. For
a week I painted 'TP.-187b5-B.' with~
the half moon and crozier, on every fence
and dead wall I could finhd it. the city.
Tihen 1 wont out on the Hlarlen: road and
on the avenues. I hadn't done dii I wanted
to at the end of the week, so I kept away
from time oflice, and the next veek 1 flu.
ishmed up liarlenm, and gawve Broklyn and
Jersey City a big dose of thme joints. Ou
Baturday 1 went to the oflice. 4lr. Blarnes
wants to see you,' said A. 4... 'terry, lis
son-in-law. I went to him. 'look hero,
lie said, 'Don't paSint another str~ko here
not, another stroke. 1 want yo.s to start
out on the road right off and go Wes-..
Wh'ien can you startd' 'Monda,' said 1.
'All iight ; go aheiid, and don'iyou conme
back tuI I scnd for you.'
"I started out on that Moiday,'' time
veteran painter went on, "and .lidn't get
back to New York for a yeaz I went
west to the M1ssissipp~i, as far louth as 1
could go in war times, and Ncth to the
Canadian line. For one sod year 1
painted nothing but 'T'P.-187'-B4.' You
can inagine the curiosity that it excited.
Then thu next year I wont righ over my
first route and added 'Plantatbn Jonits.'
From that clay to this I have ben on the
road. 1 have traveled all overthe Union,
in Canada, and have been In E~gland. Ii
I had time I could to'l you erious Inci
dents without cnd. Why, oni' the other
clay 1 had a little fun up at Lao George.
It was at the last regatta, I wvaibmsy p~aint
ing at some rocks along the ako shore,
when up marched a constable,tapped ime
on the shoulder, and asked mdf I didn't
knew that 1 wsas violating aBlate ordi
nance mi painting these rocks. I had fin
ished three, and there were mas nice ones
that I wanted to oinament. Bc 1 looked
innocent and didn't know anyting about
the law. Tlhe constable said tiht he was
going to arrest meo. 1 tried to eg off, but
it was no go. Th'iat constable was bound
to do his duty, and ho starc idne for
Glen's Falls. Bunt on the wvv we had
several drinks, and by the timovoereached
the village lhe was in a good tumor and
sympathetic. I pictured toe hit any inno
cence of wrong imeontions, andt >ld hint if
the Judge would only let tme i? I'd go
back and paint out the signs, at graIn the
rocks so that they'd look niore thnunatural.
TIhe good fellow was so touch4 that lhe
did appeal to the Judge, who t nme oif
with paying $1.75 costs, and thu the eon.
stable took mue in his wagon ad drove
mue back, and 1 painted out ny sIgns.
That was the only time I was evr arres ted.
It would have cost mie $150 ,f they'd
pressed the law. The penalty is $0 for
"I had to keep pretty close up in New
Hampshiro a while ago," continued Mr.
Wise. 11 started to decorate the White
Mountains along the line of the Boston,
Concord, lontreal and White Mountain
railroad with Beuzine. I told the pro
prietor that if they caught moe they'd fine
me $60 for each name, and that he must
see me through. 'o ahead,' he said, 'if
you're arrested I'll pay the flues.' 'Better
give me the money,' said I, 'and I'll pay
my own fines, and then I won't lose any
time in jail.' So I started. I sent twenty
five pounds of lead ahead to each town.
When I got to the depot it was waiting for
me. Then I went out and put It all on
the rocks that were any way couspicuous.
The lirat day I got through before dark ;
but I didn't go into town. 1 just rested
till dark, and ivent to the hotel stable and
said to one of the hands: Look here, can't
you fellows let me bunk ln' with you? I'm
all paint, and it won't look well for me to
go to the hotel. I'd just as leaf pay you
as anybody.' And I handed him a $2 bill.
That made it all right. I ate with the
hostlers, slept in the barn, had an early
breakiast with them, and was out on the
road again. In this way I put 200 pounds
of lead on the White blountains and deco.
rated them so thoroughly that, had I shown
my face, I'd have been arrested soon
enough. I had a warm time one day near
Annapolis. I found a low house, built
against the gable end of a barn, and got on
the house to paint 'Job's Pills' on the
barn. I was working nicely on the 'P,
when the farmer saw me and ordered ne
away. I tried to reatson with him, but lie
wasn't open to conviction. I had to go;
but I hadn't gone far when 1 thought what
a pity it was that the sign wasn't finished,
and then I concluded to go back and finish
it. I was working away on the last 'L,'
when the farmer saw me again. He in
sisted upon may getting right down. I paid
no attention to him, finished the 'L,' and
began on the 8 as if thero was no one
within a thousand miles. '0, you won't
stop, won't you I' yelled the farmer. 'Well,
we'll see, and lie rushed into the little
house on which I stood and began thump
ing around at a great rate. 'What's he up
to? thought I, and 1 began to shade the
'13.' 1 soon found out, for just then b-z-z
z, a bee spotted me in the loft ear, and an
other jabbed me in the cheek, and before
I know it a million of them were around
my ahead. I didn't wait to make the
period, I just fluished the 8 in a hurry,
picked tip my paint pot, and lit out in
double quick time. 'I thought I'd stop
ye,' yelled the farmer after me. I thought
lie had. The house was a bee house, and
he waked up the inmates, and that fotched
me. I had hard work to get rid of the
bees, and- had to keep mud on my cheek
and ear all that afternoon to keep the
A turauea Ottoman, uppmaeumg eno
pigeonhole of the postolile, bows repeat.
edly to the official, and, laying his right
hand on his breast, exclaims: "lay the
noble morning be fortunate for you, sir I
Oillelil.returning the salutatIou,inquires
"What is your pleasure?"
"Thy servant tesires a few stamps
postage stamps-in order to send letters to
Europe. Mty son, Atidullah Effendi, glass
merchant of Ak 8eral, has traveled to Lon.
don, and his family wishes to write to him.
1, myself, Indeed, do not possess the ac
complishment of writing. but a relative,
the grandson of my first wife's great uncle,
the pipe-bowl munufactuier of Tophano, is
master of that art, and he will pen the
opistle for us."
"Very good, and how many stamps do
you want, sir?"
"Ah, my jewel, how many (10 r reqilre?
One, I suppose, wvill not be sufileent, for
ho will not return yet for four weeks, so
give me two."
"Very good, here they are-two and a
"WVhat is that thou sayest, imy lamb?
Two piastres is what 1 usaed to give sonme
years back, when Abdullahi was previously
in London. Wait, it was-"
"'Qmilto right, Effendm; but since, the
fee has been altered and thte p~rice is now
"is it so, ap~ple of my eye I The price
is greater; alas I alas I"
Herewith thme Ttirk pulls out ,a roll of
notes, on seeing which the oilcial exclalims:
"No, my dianmond, no I We take no p~aper
money here. You p~ay in silver."
"Eli, what V You take no paper ? Why
inot i Surely it is aood nionecy of the Pad
isliahi in whose realms you arc. Well well,
I will give you hard money. I have soe
with me ini copper."
"No, Etiendhin," rejoined the official,
"we don't take copper either. You must
paty in silver."
"Silver ? By my head I have nonel Do
me the kindness of taking copper. I will
pay you the agio."
"Impossi55ble, Effondim; I am not allowed
to take it."
"Well, what anm I to do, then, my son?"
"GJo to the money-changer; he is sitting
there in the corner."
"Ahi, me; it is very hot I Won't you
really take cop~per?"
"I cannot, immder any elrcuznstances.".
"Very well, then, you shall have slver.
Heare it is."
This pairt of thme business being conclud
ed, thme Turk asks:
"When will the letter be sent off ?"
"First tell me, father, when do yca in
tend~ to write?"
"Oh I to-day; as soon as I get back .'rom
the fish-market, whither 1 mitst first r.o, I
will have the letter written."
"Then it will be despatchmed in lime morn
ing, if you bring it here before 2 o'clock
"Excellent, and when will the anawer
"Well, Elffend!m. that wlli depend on
when y'>ur son poets lis reply."
"Writes his reply, my Iambi Why,what
are you thimking off lie will do it at
once, of course. D~o you suppose he will
keelp his father waiting?"
"Very well; in that case the answer will
arrive quickly, you may, perhaps, get it in
"Bravo I bravo I Then 1 wIll come back
in ten days' time. Good-bye I Why Allah
lengthen thy shadow, nay heart."
"GJood-bye, sir,and may thy beard luxu
One bad example spells many good
"What's er matter wid yer?" demanded
Abe Wallace, with a not unnatural petu.
lance under the circumstances. "Whoter
yer lingerin' around that visage of nilno
for? Can't yer rasp that countenance?"
Obviously, Ie couldn't. For rearly an
hour ie had strapped his razone and mow.
ed diligently, but barber though he was of
a thousand, barber extraordinary to Leap.
Ing Antelope Run. he keemied to make no
headway against Abe's bristling badge of
"Ef yer razors won't cut, shoot 'em off.
Ye'ar tme. Shoot 'em off," and the hand
some, sunburned tnner composed himself
for the novel operation.
"Is the barber at home?" asked a low,
sweet voice, entering the door at that me
lie started. No yellow water running
from his pan had ever looked as sweet to
him as that voice. It percolated him, and
he arose from the chair a new nman. The
rough life passed away from him. 'I he
crust forined by lils habits and hardened
by his surroundings was broken.
"Permit me, madame, to assure you
that this individual before you is the bar.
ber," said Abe, and his new dignity sat
easily upon him and seemed a part of him.
"I at on my way fro.n Boston to the
Sandwich Islands," said th young girl,
quietly, "and our carriage broke ('own. I
thought I would improve the opporLunt
and have my hair banged. Oh, no, no,
she exclaimed, as Abe gallantly drew forth
a thousand dollar draft on New York.
"Not for the world, I've $6,000,000, not
only In imy right, but in my pocket. I will
pay for any service'"
As the barber proceeded with his task,
Abe walked tihe shop loor nervously. A
presage of danger oppressed Itim. The
chestnut curis on his foreliead grow damp
with anxiety. lie knew life in his rough
way, and lie inew barbers. The fair
young girl would he no maich for the fron.
tier hair-dresser, if the worst should come?
Hud she not millions in her pocket? lie
glanced at the tiy feet planted squarely
and firmly oi the stool before her, and re
cognized character. Ile knew nothing of
Boston, but he understood feet.
"And (1o you live in this fuiny place, te
lie?" asked the girl, smiling at Abe's re
Ilection in the glaim.
"1 (o," sighed Abe, "Misfortunes have
cast my bark of life upon this barren shore
and.left in with only the shelter the sea.
"To liel how odd. Ouch''
But Abe grasped him and laid him upon
the Ihoor. The barber had made a divo
for the dainty pocket and had failed.
Leaping Autelope Run was aroused.
Such an attack foundl no apolgists aniony
the wild, rough niners. Whatever they
might be inherently they would tolerate
nothing ,f the kind in the barber.
"Away to the dull thud!" demanded one
more IntemigenI, mn uv. t. A eld t I
i. - -- - a tie moonlit air wa
shivered and the beams %mvpt away con
vulsively. Thay miay have expected hin
to beg, but lie eyed thom sternly.
"Ohl myI what will they (1o with him?'
asked the beauty with one eye. She had
no need to speak. The thrill of that eye
struck a chord in Abe Wallace.
"'They'll sprain his neck, darling," mur
nured Wallace, in tender accunms. This
feeling was new to hinm, but lie understood
"Graciousl and may I see him?" whils
pered she with the other eye.
Abe's answer was lost In the sullen ron
of the crowd.
Out under the grand old trees that
fringed the miines. Out under the whisper
of the leaves. Out through the shadows.
The wind swept down from the Sierras,
velvet winds, but pitiless. They shook
sweet voicea out of their satin garments,
but not a pleatding tone for thait human
barber, soon to be neither barber not
The rope was aroundl his neck. A cloud
floated across the face of the nioon, but she
struggled from behind it, held by the her.
ror of the scene.
"hld!" commanded Abe. And then
addressing the barber, lie asked: "You
are 1hustice of the Peace, are you not?"
"1 aum," responded the condemned, in
low, steady tones.
"T1nen marmry us," saId Wallace, draw.
lng the Boston girl's aim within his owvn.
''You do take this woman for your
wedided wife?" asked the barber, with a
strange glitter in lia eye.
"'I do," resp)ond~ed A be.
"you do take this muan for your wedded
husband?" inquired tihe barber with a po
"Tre lie! I suppose so, to he!" whispered
the musical voice.
"Then I pronounce you man and wife.
Go to the devil."
The rope tightened, arid as he went up,
the barber uttered a wil, demonic taugh.
Then, with the shadow of the sierras
gathered around him, lie hung dead!.
Try as tic muight, Abe couild not shake
off the influence ot thait laugh. It was a
ghost in his life.
"My GodI" lie screamed, as lie sprang
fronm his seat a day or two afterward. "J
urnerstand It now."
''Understand what, hove?" asked hit
Scautiful bride, icoking upi from the bite of
"I know why the barber laughed with
lisa dying breath," ho moaned.
"Gracious goodnessi Whiat was it for?'
she demanded, with du npli g'smiiles.
"Ueu,.nse he died wihout giving us a
With a wild bric, the Boston girl sank
dead at his feet.
T1he barber was avenged.
A Now Flut.
An English omsician. banmvented a new
flute, lie asserts that by doubling thie hast
four holes lie has Iiproved the tones of
the lower notes, while giving Increased
power, ease and brlilliancy to the instru
ment generally, and there Is nothing more
to pay for those mmproveiments. The
material chiefly usedi by the patentee for
the head and body is ebonite, a p~repara.
tion of indiarubber, which possesses ox
traordinary sound producIng prop~erties.
One of the greas diflicult ies of the flute has
always been the third octave, the fingering
for which differs entirely from that of .the
first or second octave, and the new ilutes
are constructed In suoh a manner that the
third octave can be easily played with the
same fingering as that employed for thec
two lawar octaves.
The chief riches of northern Siberia are
the fisheries. The whale, the walrus, and
the seal are found along the coasts, and
the rivets are alive with fish of the finest
species, among which are the sturgeon,
salmon, sterlet, pike, perch, bream, her
ring, and many indigenous varietiosknown
only by their native names. 8O plentiful
are they that the nets are often broken by
their weight. Many fisheries are estab
lished along the banks of the larger rlvers,
and large quantities of cured and dried fish
are annually sent in winter on sledges to
Few countrios are richer In forests than
Siberia. A large part of the middle and
southern belt is covered with a magalfloent
growth of timber, consisting principally of
pine, fir, larch and birch, but including
nhany other varieties. For untold ages the
rivers, whose upper waters flow through
immense forests, have annually swept down
many of these trees, so that all along their
lower courses their banks are lined with
driftwood, among which are great pines
large enough for a man-of war's masts.
Many of these Irees, too, are swept into the
Arctic ocean and piled upon the islands
there, and not unfrequently are carried even
to Nova Zembla. Such is the preservative
effect of the climate that trunks brought
down from the upper regions, probably
centuries ago, are still as sound as the
day they were washed from their native
The whole timber region Is the home
ot the most valuable fur-bearing animals,
including the sable, ermine, beaver, lynx,
marten, and marmot. '[ho bear, wolf, fox,
wild boar, wild sheep (argali), wild ass
(kulan) and Caspian antelope abound, and
in the Alual inountains the tiger is found.
Birds, too, exist int great variety and nuu.
bers. Furs and skins are among the chief
articles of export.
In the southern part of Siberia all the
common European grains, vegetubles, and
fruits aire produced. Wheat, barley, oats,
and linseed are grown in nearly all of the
river valleys, and if there were means of
gonunlation, there is no doubt but that
Siberia could produce cereals enough to
supply all western Europe. Thb basin of
the 0 bi isespecially rich, the river overflow
I ng its banks annually like the Nile. The
soil is line and black, well adapted for
wheat. In the neighborhood of the Tomsk,
line fruits are produced, even the grape
growing to perfection. In all this neigh
urhooud, mind in the steppes southwest of
here, large numbers of horses, cattle,. fat
tailed sheep, and goats are raised. in soie
of the villages the horses out-number the
inhabitants three to one. lirse and cattle
raising is also carried on largely in other
parts ot the country.
But biberia's principal wealth lies in her
minerals. Gold, silver, copper, tin, lead,
iron. coal, and salt are largely distributed
throughout the Ural, the Attai, and the
Stainovoi ranges, and many kinds of pro
i poai ep abound. The principal min
which has a population of about 28,00u,
and is noted for its smelting works, a mint,
and nmany t-tone polishing establishments.
Noviansk, another large town of the Ural
mining district, has large iron mines.
In the Altai, berianovak Is one of the
most impurtaut mining establishments,
gold, silver, copper, lead and tin being
produced there. The ores are carried in
boats down the Irtish or by wagons to
Barnaul, neinogorsk, but the latter are
little worked now. Barnaul, the capital
of the Siberian Altal, is a place uf auout
13,000 inhaiitanIts. All the gold of Sibe
ria was iorinerly sent there to be smelted,
but now it receives only the product of the
Altai, all obtained in the mountains east of
there going to Jrkutsk. At Kohivan are
the famnous stone-polishing works, the pri
vate property of the emiperor, where many
large pieces of porphyry, jaspecr, marble,
and other stones are produced.
Tfhe great commercial center of north
eastera Asia is Irkutsk, which has a varia
ble population, reaching sometimes 100,000.
It, has a large caravan trade with Uhina.
Other provincial centers of trade are T1o
bolek, Ohnsk, TIomusk, Krasnoyarsk and
Yakutsk, each with lron 15,000 to 40,000
inhabitants. The pinicip~al shipping pont
oii the Obi is Ti'utuon, where are several
extensIve shipyards. Steaimoats 800) feet
long navigate the river from this place, as
welt as lighters of 600 to (500 tons burden.
Yeniisoisk is the principal port cu the Yea
isei river. it is a line to~w., with well
built houses, and about 12,000 inhabitants.
An extensive trade is earned on fromt hore
by exchange with China. There are rich
gold, copper nad iron mined in its vicinity.
Biberia ls lit a measure isolated by the
great chain of the Ural. it is true that a
somuewhat, extensive comnierce has been
carried on for a long time by the overland
route, but It is so costly as to be almost pro
bibitive to all except the wealthy. (4oods
canmnot be transported from Moscow to Ir.
kutsk at mutch less than $100 a ton. The
transport through Siberia, in parts where
the waiter communication is aot available,
is by caravatis of camels In sumnier an
sledges in winter to TrobolsK or E.kutermi
burg, whence goods are scat across the
mountains to Permt, on the Klama, fronm
which point there is direct water connuuna
cation with Nizlim-Novgorod amid Moscow.
01 late years a railway lhas been projected
front Ekaterinburg, via. Omusk, TLousa,
and Krasnoyarsk, to .lrkutsk, with a possi
ble extension thence to Peking, but the
amount of capital required is so great and
the country througn which it must pass is
as yet so uudeveloped, that it will probably
remain a project for at least another gene
ration. iButint must come in time, and then
these rich river basina will become the seat
of a thriving poptulatlon, whose labors will
add immensely to Russia's already vass
Put on the Brakes,
A party of men were talking about heavy
railroad grades, when one man said: "I
know of a grade so steep that the train gets
such a start in going down that it is net
necessary to use steanm for two hundred
"Hlow about stopping at the station I"
asked one of the party.
"Oh, they just stop the train, and when
they get ready to start again they just tuarn
loose the brakes and she walzzes on.'
"That was a very light grade compared
to the one I went over once," said a man
whose word is a long way below par.
"[How steep was t?'
"Why, it was so steep that you'd hate
to use a step-ladder to go upa to the trout
enid of the car."