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Th1-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., FEBRUARY 17, 1881. voL. IV.-NO. 1
T me I- dram Ing nearer, nearer.
While our heads are turning groy,
Tears aro fallin.a on lifo's mirror
Evoiy day I
limo is closing lieaut,'s portals,
Fowers are blooming to decay;
Fato Is delving graves for mortals
While our p'easuro boat Is rolling
Over life's eventful spray,
Funeral bolls are tolling, tloiling,
While the laurel wreath is shading
O'er the famo-lit brow of clay,
Sad wo sto the garland fading
Love, then take your promiscd treasures,
Vaue is dazzling to betray
Life is fading with its ph asures,
Every day I
Hoce while all things are doolaring
Death a seeker for its prey;
Lot us bo ourselves prepaiing Every day I
The Gambler's End.
Beyond the balsam thicket the gambler
made his stand. Carson, the detective,
was in full pursuit, and as lie burst through
the balsams lie found himself within twenty
feet of his antagonist. Both men stood
for an instant, each looking full at the
other. Both were experts. Each knew
"You count," said the gambler, coolly.
"One, two," said the detective, "three.
One pistol alone sounded. The gambler's
bad failed to explode I
"You've won, you needn't deal again,"
sad the gambler. And then he dropped.
The red stain. on his white shirt-front
showed where lie was hit.
"There's some lint and bantlage," said
the detective, and lie flung a small package
into the gambler's lap. "I hope you won't
.die, Dick Raymond.
"Oh, It was all fair, Carson," said the
other, carelessly. "I've held a poor hand
from the start-"
He paused, for the detective had rushed
on, and he-was alone.
Twenty rods further ov the detective
caught up with the irapper, who was calmly
recharging his piece. On the edge of the
ledge above, the half-breed lay dead, the
lips drawn back from his teeth, and his
ugly countenance distorted with hate and
rage. A rifle, whose muzzle smoked, lay
at his side ; and the edge of the trapper's
left car was bleeding.
"i've shot Dick Raymond by the- bal
sam thicket," said tihe detective. "I'm
afraid he's hard hit."
"I'll go and see the boy," answered the
trapper. "You'll find lienry furder up.
There's only two runnin'. You and lie
can bring 'em In."
The old trapper saw, as he descended the
hill, the body reclining on the mosses at
the edge of the balsan thicket. The earth
gave back no sound as he advanced, and
lie reached the gambler, and was standing
almost at his very feet, ere the young man
was aware of his presence; but as the
trapper passed between lin and the shin
ing water, he turned his gaze up to the
trapper's face, and, after studying the
grave lines for a nioment said:
"You've won the game, old man."
The trapper for a oninent made no re
ply. Ile looked steadfastly into the young
man's countenance, fixed his eyes on the
red stain on the left breast, and then said:
"Shall 1 look at tihe hole, boy V"
The gambler smiled pleasantly and nod
(led his head, saying, "It's the natural
thing to do in these cases, I believe." Lift
ing the hands, lie unbuttoned the collar,
andl unscrewed the solitaire stud from the
white bosom. The trapper knelt by the
. iug mea's Ride, and laying back the linen
from the chest,, wiped the blood-stain with
ai piece of lint from time Wkite skin, and
carefully situdied the edges of the wound,
seeking to ascertain the direction which
the bullet had taken as it penetrated the
flesh. At last he dIrew his face back, and
lifted himnself to his feet, not, a shade in
the expression of his face revealing the
"'Is it my last deal, 01(1 man ?" asked
the gambler, carelessly.
"L have seed it good many wounds," an
swered the trappeir, "andl I've noted the
directioni of a good ianiy bullets, and I
never knowed a imaii to live who was lilt
where ye be lit, ef the lead had the slaiit
inward, as the piece had that has gone into
F~or a minute the young man made no
rep~ly. Noe change camne to' hiiscountenanee.
lie turned his eyes fronm the trapper's face
and looked pleasantly oil toward the water.
le even whistled a line or two of an old
love ballad, then lie paused, and, dIrawnm
perhaps by the magnetism of the steady
gaze which the eyes of the trapper fIxed
upon him, lie looked aigaiin into the old
man's face, and sidd :
"W'chat is it, John Norton ?"
"I be sorry for ye, boy," aiiswered the
oli man. "1 be sorry for ye, for life be
swcet to the young, and I wishi that yer
years might be many oin the earth."
"I fancy theri's a good nmany wvho will
be glad to hear l'mi out of it," wams the care
"I dlon't dloubt ye have 3-er faults, boy,"
answemedl the trapper, "anmd I dare say ye
have lhved loosely, and (lid maiiy (leeds
that was better undid, but the best, use of
lil e be to learn how to live, and I fccl sar
tain ye'dl have got bt er as ye got older,
and made t,e last half of yer lie wipe out,
the fiist, so that the figures for andi~ agma
yewould have balnced in the jcdlgmenit."
"Yoiaein't, fool eniough to believe what
theiycrtcal curhie bers talk, arc
you, Jon orl nioudo' believe that
theic's any judgimeiit (liy, do0 you I''
"1 dion't know mnuchi about chi~rch mm
b' ers," answeredl the trapper, "for I've
* never ben in the settkiinenats; leastwise,
I've never studied the habits of the crc
* turs, alnd I dare say they dillecr, beinm' good
and bad, amid i've seed seime that was sar -
tinly vagabonds. No, 1 don't, knowv much
about church m'embers, but I sartinly be
lieve ; yis, I know there be a day when the
Lord, shaill jcedge t.hie lviin' und( the dead;
aind the honest trapper lhall staind on one
side, iind time vaganond that pilfers his skins
aiid steals lis traps shall stand on the
other. TIhis is what the book says, and It
sirtinlhy seems reasonable; for the deeds
that be (lid on) the earth be of two sorts,
and1 the folks that do 'em be of two kind,
and atween the two, the Lord, of ho notes'
anything, must make a dividin' line."
*'And when do you think this judgment
is, John Norton ?" asked the gambler, as
If he was actually enjoying the crude but
honest ideas of his companion. The traip
per hesitated a moment before he spoke,
then lie aild:
"1 conceit that the jedgment be always
goim' on. It's a cotirt that never adjourns,
and the deserters and the knaves and the
disobedient in the rigiment be always on
trial. But I conceit that there comes e
day to every maim, good and bad, when the
record of his deeds be looked over from thn
start, and the good and the bad counted
up ; and in that day lie gits the final jedg
ment whether it be for or agin him. And
now, boy," continued the old man sol
emnly. with a touch of infinite tundrness
in the vibrations of his voice, "ye be 'igh
the jedginent (lay, yerself, and the deeds
ye have did, both the good and the bad,
will be passed in review."
"I reckon there isn't much chance for
me if your view is.sound, John Norton."
And for the first tine, his tone lost its
"The court be a count of marcy; and
the jcdge looks upon 'em that conmes up for
trial as of lie was-their father."
"That ends it, old man," answered the
gambler. "My father never shewed me
any mercy when I was a boy. if lie had,
I shouldn't have been here now. If I did
a wrong decd, I got it to the last inch of
the lash-," and Ihe words were more in
tensely bitter because spoken so quietly.
"Tho fathers of the 'arth, buy, to not
like the father of heaven, for I have seed
'em correct their children beyond reason,
and without marcy. They whipped in
their rage, and not in their wisdoim ; they
whipped, because they were strong, and
not because of their love ; they whipped,
wvhen they should have forgiven, and got
what they 'art-the hatred of their chil
dren. But the father of heaven be differ
ent, boy. Ile knows that men be weak,
as well as wicked. H[e knows that half of
'em havnn't had a fair chance, and so lie
overlooks much ; and when he can't over
look it, I conceit lie sorter forgives in a
lunip. Yis, he subtracts all lie can from
the evil we have did boy, and of that isn't
enough to satisfy his feelin's toward a man
that might have ben different ef he'd had a
fair start; he jest wipes the whole row of
figurs clean out, at the askin'."
"At the asking ?" said the gambler
"that's a mighty quick ganie. Did you
ever pray, John lN-rton ?"
"Sartin, sartin, I be, a prayin' man,"
said the trapper, sturdily.
"At the asking I" murmured the gam
"Sartin, boy," answered the trapper,
"1that's the line the trail takes, ye can de
pend oii it ; and it will bring ye to the eend
of the great clearin' in peace."
.'It's a quick deal,'' said the gambler,
speaking to himself, utterly unconscious of
the incongruity of his speech to his thought.
"It's a quick deal, but, I can see that it
might end as he says, if the feeling was
For a momenit nothing was said. The
trapper stood looking steadfastly at the
young mtle on the mose, 'as lie lay with his
quiet face turned up to the sky, to whose
color bad already come the first shade of
the awful whiteness.
Up the mountain a rifle crach ed. Neither
stirred. A red squirrel ran out upon the
limb, twenty feet above the gambler's
head, and shook the silence into fragments
with his chattering ; then sat gazing with
startled eyes at the two iiien underneath.
"Can you pray, old man?" asked the
"B8artimly," answered the trapper.
"Can you pray in words?" asked the
For a monient the trapper hesitated.
Then lie said: "I can't say that I can. No,
I sartinly can't say that I could undertake
it, with a reasonable chance of g~ittin'
through :leatwise, it, wouldn't be in a way
to help a iian any."
"is there any way, old man, in wvhiich
we can go partners ?" asked the gamibler,
the vocabulary of whose profession still
clung'to him in the soleiin counseling.
"'I was thinkin' of that," answered time
trap~per ; "yis, I was thinkin' ef we couldn't
sorter jinie works, and each help the other
by doin' his owvn part hianself. Yis," con
tiniuedl the old man, after a momeiit 's re
flection, "'the plan's a good u-ye pray
for yerself, and I'll puny for myself-and
of 1 cain git in anything that seemis likely to
do ye sarvice, ye can count on it, asyc can
on a groovedl barrel."
"And now, boy," said thme trapper, wvith
a sweetly solemn enthusiasm, such as faith
might give to a suplicating saint,-which
lighted his features until his countenance
fairly shone with a light whlichi came out of
it, rather thian upon it fronm thme sun over
head-"nowv, boy, remember that the Lord
is Lord of the woods, as wvell as of the
cities, and~ that lie hear eth the pr'ayin' of
the poor hunter uinder the p~ines, as wvell as
time great preachers in the pulpits, anid that
when sins be heavy and dleath lie iiigh, 1lls
car and hlis heart be both open."
Th'le trapper knelt on tihe moss at the
gamblkr's Jeet. lie claspedl the linmgers of
his great hands until they interlaced, andl
lifted hIs wrinkled face upward. lie said
not a wordh ; but the strongly elmiseled lips,
Seamiedl with age, mioved and twitched now
anid then, andl as the silent' prayer went on,
two great tears left the protetioni of thle
closed lids and~ rolled (down his rugeed
cheek. The gamibler also closed his eyes ;
then his hands quietly stole one into the
other, nd, atyoidhing the bloody staini, rested
on his breast ;andi thus, the old1 man who
had lived beyond the limit of man's (lay,
and the yonng one, cut (down at the thresh
01(1 of mature life-thme 0one kneelhing on thme
miosses, whm his face lifted to lleaven, tihe
other lying on the mosses, with his face
turned towardl thme sanme sky, without word
or utteredI speechm-pramyed to thme divine
mercy wichme beyond the heaven andi the
sky saw the two amen uiidernieathi thme pines,
and met, we may not dloubt,' with nueedled
answer tihe sileiit upgoing prayer.
The two opened their eyes nearly at thme
samie instant. TIhey looked for a umoment
at each other, and thmen the gaimbler feebly
lifted his hahnd, aiid put, it inito the broad
palmt of the trapper. Not a wom d was said.
19o wordh was needed. SoimetimesA meni un
decrstan~d each other l'etter than by talking.
Thlen time gamibler picked the diamond stud1
fronm thme spot where It rested, shipped the
solitaire r'ug from l,is finger, amid said, as
ho handed them to the -traipper:
"'1 here's a girl in 3orntreal that will like
thecsc. You will find her picture inside miy
vest, when you bury me. 11cr add~ress is
inside the pictur) case. You will take
ihm to her. John Norton 2"
"She shall have them fromu my own hand,"
answered tie trapper, gravely.
"You needn't disturb the picture, John
Norton," said the gamnbler, "it's just as
well, perhaps, to let It lie where it is; it's
been there eight years. You understand
what I mean, old man I"
"1 understand," answered the trapper,
solemnly ; "the picture shall stay where
"The pistols," resumed the gambler, and
he glanced at the one lying on the moss,
"I give to you. You'll find them true.
You will accept thmlw ?"
Tihe trapper bowed his hcad. It Is doubt
ful if lie could speak. For several minutes
there was silence. The on was evidently
nigh. The trapper took the gambler's
hand, as if it had been the hand of his own
boy. Indeed, perhaps the young man had
found his father at last ; for surely it isn't
flesh that makes fatherhood. Once the
young nin moved as if he would rise.
IId lie been able lie would have ulied with
his aris :round the old man's neck. As
it was, the sti ength was unequal to the im
pulse. Ile lifted his eyes to the old man'1
face lovingly; moved his body as if he
would get a little nearer, and as a child
ight speak a loving thought aloud, said,
"I am glad I met you, John Norton," and
with the saying of the sweet words lie (lied.
Av 1A, tho Right or Way
"What's the matter here ?" demahdted a
policeman sternly of a main and woman,
who were belaboring each otlicr with um
brellas on Joralemon street, Brooklyh, re
cently. "Stop this, now, and move oif,
or I'll lock you up)."
"'This villain wouldn't get off, the side
walk so I Juld pass, and made ie walk
inl the mud," panted. the woman, as she
thwacked the man on the car and brought
water to his eyes.
"I didn't, either," shouted the man, as
lie brought his umbrella down oii the top
of her head; "she wants the whole street
to get around in, and she tried to shove me
in the snow bank."
"Why couldn't he stand ill) there on
that lump instead et making me walk
through the water, and me a womau," and
clipped him under tie jaw with a dexerity
lie couldn't anticipate.
"Move on now," ordered the policeman.
"Get out of this quick, or i'll take you in.
Ain't you ashamed -f yourselves ?"
"Isn't that cross walk public? Haven't.
I got a right on it?" demanded the man,
whirling his umbrella arouud his head and
hmuding it on her chin. "is there any law
coimlpelling me to stand in the mud while
she's out doors?"
"A nmn ought.to always give way to a
woman, "argued the policeniil.
"Of course lie ought," coincided the wo
mian, smashing her opponent's hat over his
eyes.and following it up with a prodigious
thump in the ribs. 'If lie had anything
of a nian's spirit, he'd waited for me to
cross over instead of pushing ile hi the
slush,'' and she banged limin across the
nose. "lain not strong, aid I know I've
caught m1y death of cold."
"Serves you right !" yelled the man, as
lie fetched 'er a terrific lick across the
neck. "You ought to die. Theie ain't
room in this world for you.'
"I had,had I ?" shrieked the woman, jab
bing the ferule of her umbrella into his
mouth. "Ain't room for me here, 'ain't
there ?" and she cracked him viciously on
the skull. "Serves ie right, don't it ?"
and she belted him across the eyes and seat
ed him in the snow. "You stay there
now, till I'm out of sight, and if you move
I'll send you home looking like you had
been engaged in business with a buzz saw,"
and she fired the remains of her weapon it
him and ttalked off triumphantly.
"What's a fellow to do?" said the man
to the policeman, scow ling after his late
"Some fellows had better give her room,
I reck~on," resp~ond~ed the guiardiani.
"Better get aroundl on the next,
street the next time she heaves in sight.
Alove on now, and be ; carefu: how you
make a weak woman mad another tune."
And the man seeing the womaii turn to
see how lie was getting along, san1k back
on the snow dift anid tried to remember
which way lie was going when he met
De4coi,tion in Furs.
Whiliie strolling along thiesatreet of Indian
apolis the other (lay, our a reporter, in a
dusilty, cobwebby windlow, saw a piece of
caird board four or five inches squaire, on1
which was written, ''pure skunk oil andl
'coon oil." A imoth-etn, weathecr-beaten
'coon skini hung above ,the (loor, which the
repom ter eniteredl.
'"What do people buy skunk oil for ?"
saidl the proprietor ini lis answer, repe)atinag
the qjuieetion. "'Wuy, they buy it for rheu
matism, andI, I say it never fails to cure."
The rep~orter decsiredl to see soiie pure
skunk oil, having heard that there were
ninny worthless imitations abroad and was
shown a pint flask of an oily liquid of the
color of linseed oil. 'The 1li h11( ad no0 more
slid worse odIor than lardI oil. "We sell to
all sorts of people, white, black and yel
low, the richest. and the poorest," the pro.
prietor continued. "This oil we get from
the skins-that,'s as much of the skunk as
I get,-andl the yield is usually about four
ounces to the skin. Sohmetimes we get
half a pint, and somectimies, though seldom,
as much as a pint, to the pelt. 'There 's no
more than one akin in a thousand thiat'll
yield a pilnt of oil. 'The animel is thin in
flesh in summer. but very fat in winter.
S3kunk hides, Ia 3t year, the best quality,
were worth frei'i $1.75 to $2 each. 'They
will not lbe v,orth much more thamn half as
muich this year. I hiandlled 2,000 skunk
skins last year, nearly all of which were
caught, in Indiana. Theli animal abounids
in southern and cemtral Indiania. There aire
a few ini this county, niot many. TIhe skins
have been worth as mauchi as $350,. but
they'll never ace that price again-not very
soi at least.
"is there any danger of the skunk crop
In this Btate biecominig exhausted ?" "None
at, all, A skunk will have fiomi three to
seven young at a littcr-usuially about live.
I've been a fur buyer for forty-two years,
and there are more skunks In this State
now than ever. There Is a prejudice against
the animal, which makes it necessary to
sell the fur to ladies who wear it under soq
cral pretty alisses, among which are 'fitch
and' AmerIcan sable.' Besides being madle
Into muffs and trimmings, the skins are
largely used( in mlakilg fnue carriagt
Two Drinks tant Morning.
Tom Gains was what you call a swift
witness. When 'Toml was for a fellow he
was for him all over, and he was so fricnd.
ly and confiding the Judge did not know
what to do with him. Last court, Lawyer
Braham put Tom upon the stand to provt)
that a drunken man couldn't remember
what he did When he was drunk. ']ont had
taken two dranis that morning and was
feeling splendid. le swore straight out
that he couldn't.
The Judge didn't like that. Ie didn't
like witnesses who were so willing and fa
miliar, and so he put a few, questions to
Tom from the bench.
"Mr. Gains, weren't you drunk yester
"They say I was, your I[onor."
"'And you don't renionbar it?"
03's sorter like a dream, your Honor;
but I was awfully sick Ist night."
"'How are you now, Mr. Gains?"
"1 am tolerably well, I thank you,
Judge, how do you do yourself?" and Toi
bowed humbly, for he thought the Judgo
was kindly inquiring after his health.
When the bherilt had quieted the go
eral hilarity, tho Judge said:
"Now Mr. Gains you were drunk yes
terday, which was Sunday, Now where
did you find your whisky?"
"In the jug, Judgo-right In the jugi"
'Well, sir, whore was the jug?"
"Under the fodder stack, Judge; I al
ways keep it there, or in the shuck poll;
and if your honor ever passes that way, it's
a free thing to-"
"Mr. Gains, you can retire, sir. I be
lieve you are the same man who about
thirty years ago testilied in this court
house that Jim Wilkins bit his own car
"They say I did Judge, but you know
I was drunk, atd of couirse I doi't remeum
ber it. You wais dofendin' Jack Iooer
for bitin' Jim Wilkins' ear, and you told
in in the scrimmage Jack shoved Jim up
agin the sharp edge of the door and cut it
oif; but you see, Judge, I got drunk and
forgot what you told me, and 1 s'pose 1
did swear that Vilkins bit his ear off him
aclf; and it wasn't so unreasonable no how,
for lie had the awfullest iouth that evor
was seed-didn't lie J udge?"
"Mr. Gains, I told you to sit down, sir.
Mr. Sherdf, give me the namos of those
gentlemen who are so hilarious. I'll see
if I can't stop their merriment. Brother
Braham put up your trext witness."
11ow Long May a Mani Live.
It was Professor ilufelani's opinion that
the lhmit of possible huimnn life may be set
at two hundred years. This is on the gen
eral priuciple that the life or a creiature is
eight times the years (f itc period of
growth. That which is quickly formed,
quickly perishes, and the earlier complete
development is reached, the sooner bodily
decay ensues. More women reach old age
than men, iibut more men attain remarkable
longevity than women. Some animals
grow to be very old. Horned animals
lHire shorter lives than those without horns,
fierce longer than timid, amphibious longer
than those which inhabit the air. The vo
racious pike, exists it is said, to the age of
one hundred and forty ; the turtle is good
foi one hundred or moie; and among birds
the golden eagle is known to have lived two
hundred years: while the sly and somber
crow reaches the venerable age of a cen
tury. Passing up in the scale of life to
man, and skipping the patriarchs, we may
fand many recorded Instances of
longevity among the classic Greeks and
Romans. Pliny notes that in the reign of
the Emperor Vespasian, iii the year '76,
there were one hundred and twenty-four
men living in the limited area of the Apen
nines and the Po of one hundred years and
uplward, three ot whomi were one hundred
andt forty and four over one
hundred and thirty-five. Cicero's wife
livedt to the age of one hundred and three,
and the lioman actress Luceja playedl in
public ais late as her one iiundlred anid
twelfth year. Coming down to more re
cent times the most notable authentic in
stance of great, age is thiat, of 11enry .Jen
kins, of Yorkshire, England, who died in
16170, one hundred and sixty-nine years
old. lie was a lishermian and at tihe age
of one hunored easily swami across rapid
rivers. Another historic case is that, of
Thomas Parr, of Shrophmire, a day laborer,
wvho lived to the age of onie hundred andt
fifty-two years. When more than one
hundred andl twenty, lie marriedI. is second
wile, mand till one hunidre:i and thirty lie
cotild swing the scythe and wield the flail
with the best of his fellow-laborers, in
his one huiidred and fifty-second year
Parr went up) to London to exhibit himself
to the King. It, proved an unlucky visit,
for violating the abstenuous habit, of a coni
tury anid a hli, tm.e old mni feasted so
freely on the royal victuals that he soon
died of plethora.
heO Wasti on a NumlaIIy,
lie only whispered to a lady friend who
sat beside hIm in church, btit it cost con
"T1hiere comes AMr. Protid's wife. Do
y'ou* know she washes on Suniday ? I've
seen her (10 it," is what he said.
"lceavens h Can it bec possible ?" said
"Yes, but please don't say aiiything
in exactly seven (lays by the clock every
body In church knew it It caime to the
ears of Mr. IPround, and~ lie sat about tra
cing the story to Its origini.Mrs.Protud was
being snubbed by nearly everybody in the
congregation. Even thme in i ster forgot
to take oft his hat, when he passed her in
Trhero was some talk of dropping Mirs.
Proud's name from the roll of church menm
Mr. Proud~ became furious, ie wvent
around town with ai nistol in his p)ocket.
lie finally found the lady who had start
edI the report, andl asked her who her in.
formant was. She referred him to the
gentleman who mentioned it to her In
church. Mr. Proud jammned his 'hat, over
hIs eyes and sought, the miscreant,.
"D)1( you say that my wife washed on
Sunday ?" asked Mr. Proud, with murder
in lisa o3 e.
"Certainly," respondedl the man, with
out moving a mtscle.
"1 want you to take It back," w
"I can't it's, a fact, and( I dcn't see any
thing to get mad about. I woildn't lot a
wire of mine come tochiurch ithiout wash
ing, would ynu ?"
A Nevada Tanner.
A minor named Wilham Nagle was
found nearly dead of starvation in a cabin
In Six-mile Canyon, Nevada, who says that
ie has fasted for three weeks. lie voent to
the cabin Just before the first fall of snow,
and, according to his story, has lived there
ever slace without anything to eat except a
cracker. When he first went to the cabin
he was quite sick, and mson became too
weak to get out. Restoratives were sup
plied,and he was taken to the County los
plitl this morning. Nagle at one time
worked at the Gould & Curry and Best &
Belcher shaft, but, losing his place there
and being unable to find work, lie went to
live in a cabii tear the coal-tar works of
Parke Brothers. About 4i month ag:) it be.
came necessary to tear downl the cabin,and
Nagle wits tOki of a vacant cabiii do wn the
canyoii that he might occupy. lie went to
tis cabin, which stands on the south side
of the Six-mile Canyon, just at the first
line of tailing sluices, No one, Iwever,
saw him at or about tile ctibiti, and those in
the viciinty stipposed it to be xinoccupied.
Lilst evening the owner of the tailing sluice
without any reason he can give, felt impell
ed to go to the cabin and look into it. Not
a track was to lIe seen in the snow that was
plied about the shanty, and -the man finally
went around and looked into the back win.
dow, when he was greatly astonished at
scing a man lying ol a cot lie at first
thought lie had found a dead man, but
called and presently saw the. supposed
corpse- move; also heard sone mttered
words, but could make nothing of them.
1le came to town and reported the matter
to Dr. llarris, President, of the Board of
Hlealth. Dr. HIarris returned, and, after
much knocking at the window, preyailed
upon the man to get up and open the ulou r.
Ile was so weak ttat lie wvis obliged to sup
plrt hinisel' by kteeping his hands upon the
wall in moving to tike door. When able to
talk, Nagle said; "I have been in this callin
three weeks. When I first cante here I was
sick, and,after the first (Jay, became so sick
that i couldn't got out. I had one cracker,
but it didn't last, ine long. Then all I had
was some sno w which I cotli reach through
a crack in the door. I have sultered terri
bly from hunger, and I have lieit in con
staut, dread of freeCCing to death, as it has
been very cold." A bucket partially filled
with snow wits found near the rude bunit
upon which tite involiutary disciple of
Tainner had spent three weary woks. Tle
bunk was covered with only a few pieces of
ragged blankets. An old stove without, any
pipe was found in the room, but there was
nothing within reach to burn in it. Although
weak and eiaciated, agle's condition was
not as bad au might have been expected.
lie wias Without lover and his tongue look
ed well. Illis pulse wvas weak anuulow1 and
is yoiCe almtost gone. .Nagle is It man
about forty years of age, and Dr. lHarris,
who has implicit fiith in the man's story,
says he will put up money that, ir giveni
the same care, lie will outstarve Tainer.
Ad the circumstances te;nd to corroborate
Nagle's sttenieit. The first fall of snow
eocurred three weekii ago last -Wednesday,
and persons living and working in tlhej vi
cinity are ready to swear that there has
never since been the track of a man about
the cabin. All supposed it deserted. Parke
Brothers thought the man had not gone to
the cabin, and were greatly surprised when
lie was found there.
A FMat sPPuO.
There livos on Arch street, Philadelphia,
Pa., a landlady who mourns the death of
her husband iml a mancr 80 peculiar is to
attract the attention of all who know her.
H1er husband was a iember of an influen
tial religious denomination, anld had Con
siderable local celebrity in tile church in
question. lie was accustomed to receive
visits from many of the clei'gy, as Well as
aii occasional call from a bishiop. Several
years ago a supper wvas given in the board
ing-house over which his iie p~residled in
his honor. There sat dlowni at, the table ia
score or more of pirominenit minmsters and1(
laymen of the creed to wvhiich lie wais at.
tachled. A profuasioni of dainties wvas served
to tihe guests and all pairtook heartily. Th'le
genial husband. howvever, seems to have
sturpassedl them all in the consumphltion of
the men, and lie indulged extensively in
jelly, cake, ice-creami, strawberries, pine
apples, app~les and nuts. lie also pairticipa
tedl in a glass of sherry wine. D~uring the
night, lie dlied in spasmis. Now conies the
oud featur'e of the story. his wile lament
edt his decathi pathectically anid had funeral
services of the most, extensive lkind. On
lisa coflin were p~lacd,amiong other flowers,
some lilies and a cluster of immorlelles.
Tlhese tokens of regardl were not buried wvith
the body, however, but were p~reservedl by
the wvidowv. Soon after the burial she re
latedl to a friend that her love for thie (de
futnct wais so. great that she intended having
a inemiorial of him made, and she thought
nothing could be imore appropriate than a
(qtanitity of the dilterent articles of food
cqtual to the amount by mns of whlichi the
goodl man expired. She went, therefore,
to a wvell-knowvn confectioner and had him
glace a cup) of jelly, a piece of sponge cake
a plate of ice-cream, with half a dlozen
strawblerries in it, ia p~ineapplle, several ap
lplcs, a glass of sherry wine and some tints.
It appears that, the cup of jelly ceat by the
dleceased at the supp)1er wits filled to the
brm and a portion of the Contents sp~illedl
over oni the table. Ini the ghtce miodlel the
cup is fIlled to the very top and~ several
glaced pieces lie around the bottom of the
cuip. All these miodels, very nearly the
same quiantity as the late lamented patrtook(
of, were placed unds r a glass case, and in
adiltioni two rosettes, worn by the husband
and wife oni bte estive occasIon, were pilaced
andl puit amtong tihe fruit beneath the glass.
Th'le entire case stanuds in the coi'ier of1 the
large par'lor of the buarding-house on a ta
ble. On~ a shelf above the glaced fruit is
the wreath )f lilhes which rested on the
breast of thes deceased at the obsequies.
Thafit also rests under a glass case. In a
roomi itcross the hail are the immnortelles,
which also (decoratedl the cohhin. Thle widiow
hlndladly lovesi to recotint with tears In her
eyes, the story of thast last supper and its
consequhences. Each new boarder sooner
or hitter hears the strange story, possibly
with great amtisemenit. 'lThe lady is very
kinid-ftearted anti benevolent dlespite her
eccentricity. The glaco work Is very well
doiie, indeed, causIng bte frtit to have an
exceedhingly natural look. Were the name
of the lady and1 the number of the house to
be disclosed it woul be'recognlzed at once
by many persons all over the country, as
the house is noted as an exellent one, amid
bte same landlady keeps a large and much
frequented house in the stummer at Asbury
Dieath of ('hfor Victoria.
The death of this indian Chief and cap
turo of his baud is thus told by a corres
A hasty council was held, and the quick
laid plan was as soon executed. The com
pleto knowledge of the country possessed
by Terrazas and his scouts led him to be
lieve that the Indians woutd try and make
a certain water-hole )y evening, rest and
water and be off again. To head them at
this hole was the only hope of the pursuers,
and every effort of the tired and wearied
band was now put forth. They forced
their way by a circuitous march and arrived
at.the spring at the moment, the Indians
appeared. They had no time to refresh
themselves, but charged the Indians, who
took to the small mountains amiong he
rocks for shelter. Terrazas sent his chief,
Juan Main Artrz, with half the force around
the imountaini, to cut off any retreat, and
tihe Comantcho scout Urnz t->ok a few more
and scaled an adjoinig cliff and did excel
lent work with unerring aim. All that
eve;.Ing and all night the fight lasted, the
Indians, securely screened behind the rocks,
being hard to dislodge. .lDuring the night
the Indians built two bright fires, which
were only allowed to burn a short time,
when they were extinguimshed. Terraazas
kuo'v their meaning and sent word around
the line to keepi a sharp look-out. The
order was scarcely given wheni a volley
and yell toli of the eneiy In the re:ar.
En"1couraged by these dellonstrations the
Indianis on the lill opened the battle anew
and attempted to fight their way through
the line, but were repulsed. The attack
ing party in the rear, after losing three
Ien, conclet to leave, anid did, not agailn
reappearing. At daylight the light was
restimed with much vigor ani continued
until I I o'clock, when Terrazas Lrave the
order to charge the hill with sabre and
bayolot, it being apparelit that the Indians
wore short of amnunition. Then the
bloody work indeed began. and by noon it
was over. Victoria and seventeen dead
warriors and ludian wolln lay iponI the
field, and seventy eight women and child
reun wero prisoners-a death-blow, certain
ty, to the band. Not ene of the Indians
upon the mountains escaped death or cap
ture. The loss of the Mexicans was three
killed and eleven wounded, two of whom
have since died. The band which camte
i) amit attacked was supposed v- be less
than thirty in number.
The battle commenced oil the alternooll
of the 14tLi and ended at noon oil the 15th,
Friday. On the Mlonday following we ne.
ceived the first, courier giving an ollleial
account, of the battle and victory. It was
too good to be true, overy one said, but
evely diW brou'ght words of coptirmation
and thatCcol. Terrazais was Onl his way to
the capital with the prisoners. First ene
day was set down for the arrival, and then
another, until at last Sunday at i. o'clock
was the hour appointed. The whole city
turned out-all classes and conditions. Tihe
house-tops were covered, the balcomes
were alive, and banners were flying from
all the masts. The bands played ai from
the church and catliedral towers tho hells
rang out in tuneful clamor. At an early
hour, iin coiipaniy with gom1o American
friends, I was in saddle en route to illeet
the advancing hosts. I traversed the,
densely crowded streets with dillicilty amd
at last reached the dry bed of the river.
From here we coid see upon an eminence,
on the lill beyond the crowd, and a little
filitler (I we could discover som1e black
objects against the sky like waving Plules
of the knights of old. The signal was giv
enl and the column moved forward, and
behold ! those floating plunles were the
ghastly Scalps of the fallen enenmy held
aloft to the gaping crowd. First cametl an
illmCnse throng of people, men Women
and chilren pushing cieli other to and fro,
mad wit II excitement. Then came at band,
whose mnusic was downo~ied from time to
tine by the plaudits of the p)opulalce. Theni
cameli Col. Terirazas and his staff of ohlicers,
looking worn and1( traveh-staiinedh. iiime
diately after caine the priisonieri, imoiunted
uponl p)Onies and1( imules. 'laey were all
womien and1( childoreni except one Comance ,
whose life was suparedh by Cruz, the sconl.
After the prironors caime the scalp-bearers
and1( pack trains. There lhas long been a
sltainhlg rewaurdl of *200) for the scalp of a
wvarrior, and $101) a head for prisoners, It
havinig been found that this was the only
way to keep the State free of them. Th'iis
camipaigii will cost, the State iiot less than
$50,000 ciash ouitlay, besidles all1 the priop
city dlestroyedl by the ludilans. Thle scalp
of Victoria, tinigedh visibly with gray, was
carricd by the man who was given ihe
credhit of shooting him11.
About, 1 o'cloeck the. procession halted
before one of the large prisons or camp11
yards, and the pisoniersi dlismiountedt and1
p~assedi in. The naext (liy all smaller child
ren wvere given away, and1( strange ias it
many seeml, they hatve been1 takenm into~ the
best andc weaithucst families ini the city.
Govy. Terrazas took two, a b~oy and a girl.
One gentleman took three. TIhiey haive
b~J~ehe cle up) and( dhressedl in comfort
able clothes, and1( arc mulchi imlproved mi
The slayer of Victoria hias been present
edl with a suit that is neat, and~ nlot gaudy
either. 'Ilie short jacket is of cir imson
broadcloth ; the veat andi breeches of black
dloesk in, trimmed with silver lace ;the hat
a imagmiflcent, white fur broadbrimi, and
coveredi w'th paiigles. lie is a p~eacefuil
F'erhumiara Indian, and bears his hi muors
Not, to teinse boys5 or girls smalle11r thiani
Not to take the easiest chaIr in the room,
putt it, in the pleasanitest p~hice, andi forget
to offer it to thle mother wheni she comies
in to sit dIown).
Tlo treat the mnothier as politely as if she
were a1 stranlge lady w\vh) dlid not spend1( her
life in their service.
TIo lie its kind and helpful to their sisters
as thley expect their sisters to) be to themi.
To ma~lke the.r friends among good boys.
Tjo take price ini beliggnlmna
Tlo take their miotheors into their confl
dence if they (10 anlythling wrong, andi
ab~ove all, never to lie about anything they
Tjo make up thteir mlinds not to learn to
smoke, chew, or to d1rink; remembering
that these things cannot be unlearned, and
that thlcy are terrible drawbacks to good
mlen, and necessities to badh ones.
To remember that there never was a vaga
bond without these habits.
Tjo observe all thtese rules, and they are
ure tonb hnlinenn
-A i Ilireaseof $365,000 In the earti
ins of the Irie railway'for December,
-The average consunmItoil of stigar
I'n France in 1875 Nvas 12.12 pounds per
-The Amer ic in Indians had iolen
Plies lor iois when the white xpan first
-A French wioman ci n nob bing a
suit for divorce without ihe conseft of
-Nine brother from one family, at
Lancaster, Peunsy lvania, have entered
Ilore than 20,000 persons were killed
In India last year by wild -beasts and
-The cultivation of gardens as an
art was established in England in the
-The institution of Odd Fellowship
Is quite modertn, anl orignated in
Manchester, Eng., in 1812.
-The lee mien of Maiite sold 1,000,
000 ton., of ice last, and expect to har
Vest 1,500,000 for this year.
-There were 32,000 deaths In New
York city liuring the year 1880, 3,500
niore than e1.il year pIevious.
-It is said that a lne of stool freight
stcaiieri Is to be established between
Neow York and Philadelphia.
-Smoking Valley, in Oregon, has a
boling spring in which moat and vege
tables aro cooked with facilltv.
-The national government's sur
I&is iOVeniite fUr i1he present 1iscal, yeAr
is expected to reach $93.000,000.
-The conscience i.>ney sent to the
Chancellor of the E agIIsh Excheqier
last year aumounted to over $30,000.
--The diameter of the earth bears
the same relation to its distance from
the sun as the breadth of a hair to 125
-An additional appropriation of
$22,000,000 will be required to pay the
-irrears of pensions ior the current
--Tlio production of pig iron in this
cotiltry during 1880), 1s estichnated at
3,30,Jo000 gross tons. In 187U it was
-E'igt.y-ive 111hip, with 8,813 cmi
griants, leit tio Mersey in November;
7 819 01 .he emigrants cause to taU
- The U ilon loss during the late war
was 327,181; the Confeucrate nearly
209,Ou. This is tle recently vorilled
-In 1871., 35,500,000 pounds of tea
were exported t'rn india, aid Ii 1883
it is believed that the yield will be 70,
-The richest inic lin Now Mexico
was originally sold for $3, a little dust
and a revoilver. 1U Is now reported to
be wortli $3,000,000.
-There ie three miles of book-cases
eight flot hilgh in teio reading-room of
theo Brihlth Museum. It Is lighted by
an electric lighit in the (10110.
-ihe Black 11ol near Calcutta,
where 1241 persons were confined by
MrUI' 0. LIe Viceoroy of Bengal, June
20, 1756, was but, eighteen foot Square.
-Tho Northern Pacillic's Immense
land granu 1, akfter all sales up1) to this
l1110, is Still estimated at 45.000 000
icres, or a tract larger than all NOW
--The totul rocAlpts in the New York
Post Ollo for 1883 wore $3,581,785 73,
while tihe total expenditures were $2.
75S,71.8l, leaving a b,Lance in favor
e thi e ellice.
--Thero was 14,000,000 buishel of
grra1 storeid in Ubicago Dcomkber.
Th'le storage cuanety 01f that city' in
cluding elevators, steamn niud sailing
v'essels, is 2'2,702,020 bushels,
-Thle states that have tncreased
most, raipidly in p)opulation dutring the
paist, ten years'. arc Coloratdo, 389.82 perL
cent 1. ; Nebraska, 2167 83; K 1ns is, 173.
141; Oregon, 112.22; Teox is, 01.21.
-Th'le largest cotton plantLer In the
wvorld Is said to be a Mr. Richardson,
of' Crossoni, Miss. lbe Is conalere.1
worth I rom $15,000,000 to $20,0000, -
and emonploys 8010 handics in is factorle,.
-'-The loston Memorial Ass'olatlia
calls upion thie p~nblie for contributions
for tuhe crection of a statue of Tlheodore
1'ark~er. Tnie late N. C. Nash let .$5000,
w~iihih wilhl servo as the inuoleus of tue
-The bullion produticed at the Lead
ville mines during 1880 amounts to
$15,288,000, while all the products of'
Goloratto mines, manutfactories, aii
othier inu~stries reached naarly $19,
000.000 in vailue3.
-In four days' shiooting of Lord
Softoni's preserves at Croxtethi, Linaa
81h330, six .guns killed 0 31 L head of
gamen, cof whIch 4,8:12 were pheasants,
1917 duciks and3( 19 hares, a p)erformane
n3 uarailleled in "'sport.''
-Th'lere aire 873 orphiian puipils im
Girard college, l'.illadelphl t, and 471
applicaints.for' adiission. The cost heor
minital mng the coilloge for 1830 was5
$35 1,112.19, iuncluig $b:3,309.5J for the
cwnstructlin 01' new butidings.
-Probably one of Chie valuable vol
timea hn the possession of P'restdent,
elect Garlield Is thu diary which lie
has kept for the past tlwenity year~s. 1t
1s said( to be lull of vlyid dletails of war
oxpeiencOZe anid pollolal matters.
-1.'he rep~ort of the Gloucester,
Mass., lishiery dlisasters for 188) snows
a loss oh 43 vessels and 8 boats, wvith
55 lives, and1( at prop)arty loss ot:$21,000,
as5 'omupired iih 32 vessels, 5116 LIves
aiid a1 property loss of 200,000 lor 1879.
-D)uring the navigatin period of.
1880 the actual lake tonnage arrived
3am3 i eearedl at tuhe port of Mil waukee is
officially placed0( at the enormous quani
taty oh 12.723,330 tons, an Incroase 01
over lity iperi Ocnt. oni the marItime
tradite of 1870.
*--Statlstles shbw the number of Jews
In thts country to be near '250,000, of
whomi 13,000 belong t.o 272 cngrega
tions. Property in real estate, hiosptt
als, cemeterIes, and synagogues Is
valued at $7,000,000. Most of thoem live
in lairge cities.
Tihe late Attorney General Akerman
has loft a wIdow and live young sons,
livIng quietly In their pretty lIttle
home near Cartersville, Georgla. Mrs.
Aker man is, unaided, preparIng her
boys for college. She hias taugh. them
all thbey kno w, and 0one ofthem Is read,
ing UCesar and1 another Virgil,