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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., MARCH 31, 1881.
LOV8D TOO LATH.
Yoar after year. with a glad content,
In and out of our hons he went
In and out.
Ever for us the skies were clear;
Has hoait carried the care and fear,
Tuo care and doubt.
Oar hands held with a oareloss hold
All that he won of honor and go'd
In toil and pain.
o dear hands that our burdens bore
Hands that shall toll for us no more,
Never ajain i
Oh, it was bard to learn our loss,
Dearing daily the heavy cross
Te cross as bore
To say, with an aebing heart and head.
* Would to God thhat the Love now &Mad
Wo o here once more !"
For when the Love we held too light
RIas gone away from our speech and dight,
No biter tars,
No t aWonato words of fond regrot.
Noyousrain4 grief, oeuld pay ti e debt
Of thanhioss yeard.
Oh, NOw while the sweet L'vo lingers near.
Grudge not the tender wor.!s of ohoLr
Leave naoe unsaid.
For the lbart can have no sadder fato
Than sone day to awake-too late
AND FIND LovE DEAD!
"Yes ma'an," said cook to me, paubing
in the stirring of a pudding as she spoke,
and shaking her head until her double chin
looked lke amould of jelly. "Yes, ma'am,
I've seen some strange things in ny long
life of se:vice, I can tell you. I know the
secrets of a goad many famiies. and un
derstaud the difference between home faces
and company faces by this tine."
"There's muany a happy looking couple
with 'mny dear'. and 'my darling' before
folks that are like cat and (log when they
are alone. And I can tell you you don't
know much about people from seeing the
front door. I've found out many secrets
in the course of my life, but never, I'm
thankful to say, any that weighed upon
Inc so as what I miet Nyith at my firit place,
thirty years ago this winter."
"I was a young girl then, with only one
relation living--my old graudmother-and
sno was terribly anxious about ime. 'Girl a
are light minded,' said she, 'and are car
ried away by flattery. And a handsome
young fellow with a stnooth tongue night
lead Annie into all kinds of folly.' So
granny deliberated and deliberated, and
refused this place and that place. aid
seemed as though she never would be
At" last, however, the minister, who
had beemi a b-aciclor so far, married and
brought lise wife home, and granny came
in out of her wits with joy one day to say
she'd got in the place.
"'It's a fine thing for you,' says old
granny. 'You'll get no harm there.'
"So poor old granny helped me pack my
box and I went over to the minister's.
Eveiy one in the place knew about the
minister's courtship, and how he had be
fore that courted bliss Nellie Read, and
that it would have been a match, if it had
not been for Miss Bella Dunton, who camo
to the place on a visit and set her cap for
him at once. That was the story ; but
there was nothing of the flirt about Mrs.
Burlington, Miss liuuton that was; and if
Miss Read had beena jilted, she was much
the handsomest. Handsome, but a nerce,
bright kind of beauty, like that of the wild
animals in cages at thme menageries; and I
iievcr could learn their names to know
them apart, but there was a way thecy had
of stepping thast was soft and yet fierce,
that put me in mind of her when I saw
them. And Mrs. Burlington was like a
dove-soft and mild and sweet. I couldn't
call her' plain, what ever others did.
"I suppose that married life is thie same
the world over while people are youing aiid
in their honeymoon.
"The minister and his wire weie like two
turtle-doves, ills armn always about her
waist, or her hiaiid on his shoulder. 'They
couldn't bear to be apart. At first I think
he loved her most-but her love grewv. It's
always so-marriage makes a woman love
more while, generally, it makes a man less
of a lover. T[hough I'll say for Mr. Bur
lington, I noticed no change in hIm.
"And I know I'd just saidl to the cook
that I hoped if ever I had a husband he'd
be as fond of me as mnastei' was of mistress,
when t'ho bell rang and I went to open the
door andl who should walk in, and han~d
ine her card, bait Miss Nellie Rtead. I took
it in to master and mIstress, and I saw his
face flush as lie looked at it-buit rhe only
"'''how the lady ina,' said shte, and you
may belheve me or not, ma'am, but as she
spoke I felt a cold chill runa Ihlrough me,
andl if I'd dared to step out of nmy p~lace so
far as to stay, 'Please, mna'aam, let nme send
her away,' I''d have dlone it, but I dlidni't
dare, and she came in, andi~ from thaut tIine
they were Intimate, alwamyagoing ami comn
mng, and sitting together. 'i dlon't believe
the story they tell of mnissus having cut
Miss Rlead out," said cook, one day. But
1 (lid. I'd seen a spark ini her eyes (hiat
mecant no goodl.
''All tlhis pleasiant seeming work we.nt
on for a long while, and at 1ast the time
camne when a little baby was born. I re
member when I fIrst saw it lyinag ona lt's
muothier's arm, mad Mr. B~urhnigton kissing
them both. Miss lRead was not there, baut
when I went back to the kitchen she was
thecre, stirring somiething we we re making
for mistress. She gave a start as she saw
me, and something droppedc~ out of her hand.
,it wais a iLle china jar, with a flob
ii\ ~ "'d on it, and as I pticked it unm ~
,' ed to arlvoo-da,
'What a wonder It was It wasn't broken,
and how pretty it is.'
"She made me no answer, but put it into
her pocket In a hurry, and poured the gruel
into a bowl and cirrled it up stairs.
"'Oh, Miss,' said cook, as she passed
her, 'how glad I am missus is getting on
so well I'
"But Miss Read Just looked at her in a
strange way and said in a sort of whisper:
" 'She's far from well-far front well.
I think her very ill myself.'
"'Does the doctor say so?' asked cook.
"But Miss Read had gone; and whether
he had said so or not, he said it the next
"Alh, she was very, very Ill, and Miss
Read was very kind ; she watched her,
and cared for her, and cooked all her food.
But day by day the ooor lady grow worse,
and the baby pined; and at last on the
same night both died.
"After she was dead the minister lay
upon the sofa all day loig, moam ig and
weeping.- Once I heard him say that fate
was cruel. Miss Read heard hin.
"'And it cannot be retributive justice,'
she said, in a strange tone, 'for you have
never been cruel to any one, you know.'
"Even in his grief he looked at her then;
but that was all they said.
"l'he night of the funeral she was there
till. Tite minister was shut in his room,
and she in hrs, as we supposed, and we
servants dreaded to go to bed, for the house
seemed tull of ghosts. The very common
est noises frightened us; and a Ilapplng
wind:w-shutter made us all start. It was
one belonging to a pantry window, and
co )k bade ie go and fasten it, at last, and
I went, shaking and trembling, and found
I must go outside to do it.
'Must is must, and I ainde up my mind
to brave it ; but, as I put my hand to the
bolt to draw it, I found it was not fastened,
and the lock was not shot either. So I
opened the door softly and stepped out,
and there, in the moolight, I saw . what I
thought to be a ghost kneeling and digging
a grave. At firt I was too frightened to
scream; but befor- I got tay breath again
I saw that the figure was a living one. It
was Miss Nellie Road. She was ka'eeling
and digging a little hole with a trowel mis.
tress had used for her gardening. And
when she had dug It she dropped Jnto it
something white and shining, patted down
the earth, and caie in.
"She did not see me where I stood, and
she fastened the doar and crept up stairs
in the dark. A little while after I went
out and fastened the flapping shutter, -and
I told nobody of what I had seen.
--nouIouy, is Lutt aught 1 dreamt a
dreamn. I thought my (10"d ,nIifroo
to me, and took me from my bed, and led
me to the spot where I had seen Miss Nel-.
lie Read kneeling.
"'When my husband tells you he is go
ing to marry that woman, dig here, and
show him what you find,' said she.
"I awoke wet with perspiration, and
shakiag with fright; but I said nothing
"6I said nothing, until a year from that
day I dreamt the dream again; only this
time my mistress said:
4 ShMy husband is going to marry my
murderess; dig here, and show him what
"l'hen I went to the old doctor, andl
madec my courtesy, and told him my dreams,
and what I had seen. 'And is master go.
ing to marry any one ?' said I.
"'He is going to marry Miss Read,'
said the doctor.
"Then he bade me say nothing, andl
promised to come to the house that night
and help me prove to myself that there wvas
nothing under the tree.
"Late that night, with the moon high
in the sky, as it had been wvhen I saw Miss
Read digging 1,here, we knelt down to
gether under the old tree, and~ [ dng where
she had, and in a little while I struck
something hard and lifted it from the
''It was only a little chit Jar, wiath a
tight fitting cover, but whien 1 lo.>ked at, It
I knew it for the jar Miss Read had dtrop
pod upon the hearth while she was stirringh
Mrs. Burlington's gruel.
" 'It'is half full of white powder,' said 1.
''But the doctor snatched it from nme.
"'if Miss Readi chooses to make a grave
for her tooth'-powder jar, she has a right
to do It,' lie said. 'And don't make a fool
of yourself and talk to your fellow-servants,
and there is five dlollars to get you a
I did niot like to take such a large
p~resent, but I teld himn I should not talk,
and I never did.
"But master never marriedt Miss Roa~d,
Instead lie sold the house and went away
to Europ~e, andit people know .something
strange had hiappenied. As tor Mass Read
she wvent, mad after awhile; anid those who
saw her then staid her talk made them turn
co1(1. It was all about somiethiing she was
afraid of that followveud her with an awful
white face, and about buarying things by
"And I had strange fancies in mny
muind, mna'am, but I never said a wordl.
Th'iero arc some things it is b.mit not to talk
Not the least promising application of
the new luminous paint is foiund in the
produicIIon of a safety lamfp for coal min-.
era. It Is said( to give liaht enough for
practical use, andh as it contains no fire or
hant, i is eivident, that Its use is absolutely
free from risk. By moans of this form of
lamp, in connectli n with blasting by comn
pressed ailr, tire and the attendant danger
of explodhingc gas might, be railed out, and
the miost danigerous mmnes be nmade quai to
On the ight of May 11, 1812, Mr. Wi)
llams, of scortier House, near Redruth, I
Cornwall, woke his wife, and in great agi
tation told her of a strange drean he hai
just had. lie dreamed he was in the lobb
of the House of )onunons, and saw a ma
shoot with a pistol a gentleman who hai
just entered the lobby, who was said to b
the Chancellor. His wife told him not t<
trouble about the dream, but to go to sleel
again. lie fobowed her advice, but pres
ently woke her again, saying he hat
dreamed the same dream.
Yet another time was the dream repeated
after which he was so disturbed that, de
spite his wife's entreaties that he wouhl
trouble himself no more about the Housi
of Commons, but try to s'eep quietly, I
got up and dressed himself. This was be.
tween one and two o'clock in the morning,
At breakfast Mr. Williams could talk of
nothing but the dream, and early the saim
morning he went co Falmouth, where ic
told the dream to all of his acquaintanes
whom he met. Next day Mr. Tucker, of
Trematon Castle, accompanied by his wife,
a daughter of Mr. Williams, went to Scor-.
rier llouse on a visit.
Mr. Williams told Mr. Tucker the cir.
cumstances of his dream. Mr. Tucker re
marked hat-it could only be in a dream that
the Chancellor would be found in the lobby
of the House of Conimnons. Mr. Tucker
asked what sort of a man the Chancellor
seemed to be, and Air. Williams minutely
described the man who was murdered in
his dream. Mr. Tucker replied:
"Your description is not at all that of
the Chancellor, but is very exactly that of
Mr. Perceval, the Chancellor of the Ex
lie asked if Mr. Williams had ever seen
Mr. Perceval, and Mr. Williams replied
that he had never seen him or had any
communication of any sort with him ; and
further, that lie had never been in the House
of Comions in his life.
At this moment they heard the sound of
a horse galloping to the door of the house;
immediately after a son of Mr. Williams
entered the room, and said that he had gal
loped f rom Truro, having seen a gentleman
there who had been in the lebby of the
House of Coninions oi the evening of the
11th, when a man called Bellingham had
shot Mr. Perceval. After the astonishment
which this intelligence create: had a little
subsided, Mr. Williams described most mi
nutely the appeaanuce and dress of the man
whom he had seen in jis dream fire the pis
tol at the Chancellor, as also the appear
ance and dress of the Chancellor.
Aboutsix weeks after, Mr. Williams, hav
ing business in town, went in company with
a friend to the House of Commons, where,
as has been already observed, he had never
before been. Immediately that he came to
the steps of the entrance of the lobby, lie
said: "Thiiplace is as distinctly within
Qny recollection, in my dream, as any room
in my own house," aud he made tho same
observation when he entered the lobby. He
then pointed out tie exact spot where Bel
lingham stood when he fired, and also that
which Mr. Pei-ceval reached-when lie was
dress, both of Mr. Perceval and Bellhne
ham, agreed with the description given by
Mr. Williams, even to the most, minute
A Scotch clergyman, who lived near
Edinburgh, dreamed one night, while on a
visit to that town, that he saw a tire, and
one of his children in the midst of it. On
awaking he instantly got up and returned
home with the greatest speed. He found
his house on fire, and was just in time to
assist one of his children, who in the alarm
had been left in a place of danger. The
second story vuis as follows:
Two sisters had been for some days at
tending i sick brother, and one of them had
borrowed a watch from a friend, her own
being under repair. The sisters were sleep.
ing together in a room communicating wvith
that of their brother, wheni the cider awoke
in a great state of agitation, and ronseci the
other to tell her that she had had a fright
"I dreamed,'' she said, "that Mary's
watch stopped, and that when I to1(d y'ou
of the circumstance, you replied, 'Mutch
worse than that has haplpenedl, for '
breath has stopped also,'" naming their
Tlhe watch, however, ivas found to be
going correctly, and the brother was sleep.
ing quietly. Trhe dream recurred the next
nmght, and on the following morning, one
of the sisters, having occasion to seal a
note, went to get the watch from a writing.
desk in which she had deposited It, when
she found it had stopped. She rushed inte
her brother's room in alarm, reme mnbering~
the dream, and found that he had bees:
suddenly seized with a fit of suflocat~ion,
and had expired.
The Kieacon's Turkey.
D~e con T1urner had bee~n a "professor'
for upwards of thirty years, and his wvalk
and conversation had corresponded with
his: profesion ; but the store lie sot by thai
iurkey, some of the stricter sort sihook~
their heads and sald, was ailogether grost.
er than was meet for one of his calling tc
set by any carnal oreatnure.
But there was a great excuse for the
the worthy man ; for it must have been a
very spiritual n hid dI person whose mouth
o o..tid r.ot, have watered at the tight of
such a fowl ss the deacon was faittenins
for the cming Tihanksgivinz.
That tuikey, it is <.nr candid bl'ef,
stood full four foot bsrctcoded; at whal
figure he tmuld the mc li is not let dowr
in m he recou d of corpulent staiistiics, and
we prefer not to shock the rea :er's crediu
hity by hazarding an opinion'. Not, ol(
enough to be tough, but in full perfeciom
of compilheted adolescence, plump in con
tour without the u'rossem obesity of decli
ning years, with every gallinaceous grace
lie was, indced, a biped to bie proud of.
* Now, whilst juicy visions were liittinj
before lthe miinds of expectmint guests, amn
more than one mature mnaidecn was long
ingly aniipiating a tug at his wishbone
the deacon's turkey became a stumublinj
block of temipta.loon In the way of Sa i
Whipple and Dick Spager-- a pair o
llghtminded youths who couhld see a great
deal of fun in a very poor jokce.
"'What capital sport It would lbe I
steal that, turkspy os T1hanksgvinug eve,
suggested Sam, with a wink at Dick.
"And get Tom Grill, the col'.rsd coo
to roamst, him, then call inm lot of the boym
and have a glorious time," added the l
"Then, as we're both among the youlnf
stecrs invited to the deaconi's dinner, woni
it. )we jolly to hne,. his lamesainsa o
the missing fowl I They'll beat out of
sight all the sighs over heaved over the
4esh pots of Egypt," chuckled Sam.
lie! he! he 1 " giggled dick.
Haw I haw I gruffawed Sam
"Let's do it," said one.
"Agreed I," returned the other.
After laying their heads together for
half an hour, a plan was matured, and the
two separated in great glue.
The deacon's turkey roosted In the wood
house, which had a shutter opening on an
adjacent alley, and fastened by a hook
and staple inside. On a visit which Sam
Whipple made to the preilses on Wednes
day afterncou, under pretext of borrow
ing. the deacon's sawbuck, he managed
slyly to undo the hook, thus leaving the
way clear for the night's operatione.
At a safe hour aftr dark, the conspira
tors started on their errand, first casting
lots to decide which should enter the wood
house anti bring off the prize, and whloh
should ft ep watch-the former task fall
ing to Sam, and the latter to Dick.
"You stand here. said Sain, as they
neared the mouth of the alley.
Dick tok his station, and Sau, advan
cing stealthily. soon reached the shutter,
which he had no dilleulty in opening.
'heu climbing in he was not long in find.
ing the object of his sesich.
"Put I put I" sqawked the turkey, an d
flop, lop went his wings, as Sam graspes
lils legs and pulled iin down fron hid
After a sharp scuflie, Sam was trium
lhtiat, and held his gobblership fast under
one arm and securely gagged with thle
The noise of the struggle had arousxei
the deacon's (log, who growled and bark
cd fiercely ; but Sam kept quiet and soon
all was still.
"Is that you Dick?' lie whispered, as
lie heaid steps approaching softly outside.
"Yes," was the answer in the same
'Here, take him," said Sam, passing
out the turkey, which the other received.
Then chlimbing out himself, which took
a liatle time, for he movtd cautiously, he
looked about for Dick, but neither he nor
the turkey was in sight. 1le walked up
anti down the alley, but the search was in
"Well, I enl that a shabby trick " mut
tered Sam-"after my taking all the risk,
too. But maybe he'll turn up all right in
the morning. lie had better, I telJ him I"
So saying, San walked sulkily home.
Next m,rning, bright and early, he
started in search of Dick, whom he uet
shortly apparently on a uimilar hunt for
''Where's that turkey? was Sain's first
"Where is lie yourself ?" retorted Dick.
"I handed him out to you, returned
''You didn't," replied the other. When
the dog barked I dodged round the coi tier.
When I came back, 1 went up.to the wood
house, and called you as loudly as 1 dared,
but you had gone."
"That's too thin,'.'ji-rned Sn.
"I'hat you've turned traitor, and made
away with the turkey."
"Tlhat's a lie 1"
For the space of three minutes there
was a rapid and promiscuous motion of
four lists, at the end of which time S.im
hauled off with a blackened eye, and Dick
with a bloody nose. Botli seemed to have
had enough for the present and went their
When at the appointed hour they seve
rally entered the deacon's parlor-each
fearing that if he stayed away he would
be liable to suspicion-Sam had concealed
his damaged optic with a pair ef goggles,
worn he said, for sore eyes, brought on
by excessive study, and Dick accounted
for his swollen nose on the ground of' a
'rhe deacon, so far frm appearing chop.
fallen, looked unusually cheerhil, and
whim the guests walked in to dinner, what
was Sam's and Dick's astonishment to see
iat the post of honor on the table the finest,
fattest, and~ biggest turkey that eyer
aroused mortal heart to thanksgiving.
"1 tell you what, friends," saidi the dea
con; when Le had finished saying grace,
we have more to be thankful for than most
of you are yet aware 01. You don't know
what a narrow escape we've- had from
losing the best part of our dinner. Last
night I heard the (log bark, and going
down the alley back of the wood house,
f'ound the shutters open. Somebody inside
whiisperedl "Is that you Dick g' Yes," 1
answered; for you know my name in Rich
ard. "Helce, take him,'' said the other
handing out a turkey, which I (quietly took
and bore away.''
'The nmystery betweeni Sam and Dick was
titus cleared up, but happily niot, as we
have seen, till they had sulliciently putt.
Ished one another. From a twinkle in the
deacon's eye they more thauhialf suspectedi
that lhe knew a!l. At any rate, neither
Samt nor D~ick ever ventured again to visit
Edith Turner, the dlacon's pretty (laughter
who, six months after, imairied another,
let us h'ope, a better muan.
Supern itjns or Turkish Women.
Theiu Turkish woman is a fanaiti cal con
servative. T1he world in wh ich shte lives is
unmnoved by the practical facts of the nine
teenth century which make life a b)urden
to her husband. .No Chinamnan was ever
so impervious to ideas of improveiment.
She is fiercely lntoleratnt in matters of re
ligious belief. 'rThe teachings or 'me Ko
ran have rdecd her by word oi otuth
and surroundled 1by a perfect Tlahamud of
tradition, and these teatchinigs shatpe lher'
-view of thme outside world. In obadience
to thenm, site commonly hates foreigners
with passion. As she pass5e3 ) otu on thme
street she will pray with audible fervor
that your eyes may be conic blind, or thiit
I God maty eumse yott. Shie is superstitiomns
-in the cxtremeo. In sicknmess ahe wvill use
the saliva of an old1 wvomn who has never'
been divorced, or will inhle toe fetlid
brealh of an odoifrous and saintly der
vishi, in preferesce to the chioicest pre
scriptions of an *dutettd phiysiciatn . She
is assumred that Sitan ini person teaches
) Aimer'icns their Ikill in mechanical arts.
'Shte believes in mns. Shei will not live
an hour biereft f her three coneredi bit
of leather whici- eneloses the mystic p~hrtase
*that is p~otent o ward oif the evii eye,
-She distrusts TI'sday ias the mother of ill
luck, and will Iat celebrate the birthday
anniverarics of icr chIldren, nor even re.
t cord the (late, I st so1me muagcian pse it to
r cast a spell agai st the child.
A Revolutionary Meatic.
The estate which Col. Morris purchased
ol New York Island, and upon which he
erected the mansion known In Revolution
ary history as the Roger Alorris house, and
to New Yorkers of a latter day as the J umel
house. is situated at the upper end of Man
-hattan Island. The house, which stands
unchanged, a noble specimen of the homes
of the colonial gen try, is almost opposite to
the intersection of Tenth avenue and One
Hundred and bixty-first Htrect with the
old King's Bridge road. It fronts to the
southward, and its eastern portico and bal
cony overlook from its precipitous height
the harlein river, Westchester, and the
Sound, and command a view of the Har
lem Plains to the Southerly limit of Mc
Gowan's Pass, Notwithstanding the vari
ous uses to which the building had been
subjected by the exigencies of war, it still
retnained a dosirable residence. For a time
after the Revolution it was occupied by Dr.
Isaac Ledyard, a distinguished patriot, but
in June, 1786, it passed into other hands,
and became a house of Public entertain
ment. Talmage Hall, who the same year
undertook the eastern line of stages from
New York to Boston, btarting from the
old City Tavern, at the corner of Broad
way and Thunies street, opened the Morris
lHouac as the lst stopping place on the
route, and asked besides for the patronago
of warties from town. He describes the
building as an elegant house, and dwells
particularly on the advantages of the octa
gon roomn, a rear extension, which still re
mains, as "very happily calculated for a
turtle party," and otherwise desirable for
transient visitors, as well as permanent
boarders. The main features of Manlat
tan Island above tie Hollow Way remain
to a great extent uncianuged by the march
of improvement, that modern iconoclast
which ruthlessly sweeps from its path all
hings, however venerable by time or as
sociation, whioh have ceased to be avail
able for ulitarian purposes. The project
ing extremity of the Point of Rocks, where
the Continental advanced guard kept watch
and ward over the smiling plain ben ath,
has vanished before the potent breath of
giant powder ; a stately boulevard passes
over its former site. Whore the King's
Bridge road climbed the long hill from the
plains beneath,'the serpentine course of St.
Nicholas avenue gives easy access to the
plateau above. Yet the inquiring eye of
the lover of history, versed in local lore,
may still discern seine of the outlines of
the breastwerks at which their fathers toiled
in that long-ago Autumn; and the cleva
ted railroad, last and most audacious feat
of the modern engineer, newest harbinger
of New York growth, to-day carries its
thousand visitors, who to-morrow will lie
daily passengers to the very foot of the
lawn which was once trod by the majestic
form of Washington. Above Tubby Hook
there is even less change; with the excep
tion of a few residences along the front
overlooking the Hudson, the country pre.
sents the same features now as then. The
Blue Bel! Tavern, the roadside inn where
town froni his country home, first heard or
the suicide of Sir Danvers Osborne but a
few hours arrived to his new Government ;
where lessian soldiers caroused for nany
a weary year; to which W ashington turn
ed his longing eye from the heights of
Westchester on his famous reconnoisance
in the Summer of 17W1, and at whose
homely door lie is reported to have halted
on his triumphal entry into New York in
1783, stood until May, 1876, on the west
side of the road, near the lane wnich leads
into the Bennett grounds. A little build
ing, known as the Century House, the trout
of which, the King's Bridge road once pass
ed, may now be found some distance to the
eastward of its present line near Harlem
Creek, and is used as a rlver-side hostlery.
At the foot of a blind wood road, which
windIs thron .h the valley that intersects n
wood lleights is a very old wooden build
ing, which kcali tradition (hates back to the
llevomution, callea the Spring llouse, from
the clear stream of water which bubbles
up) from the foot of the hill, under the
shadow of which It is siluated. Banks of
oyster-shells bear wvitness tojtheo good taste
of the flessians who campehd in the vicini
ty. Bu'lets, grape-shot, time-worn belt
plates, buttons, and rusty bayonets may
still be found by the carot'uh eeker of such
relics. Knowlton, Leitch and Henley, all
of whom gave their Jives for their country
in this memorable campaign, sleep in uni
known and unmarked graves upon this his
toric ground, while the grand highway of
the stateliest pleasure ground of the world
is grimly guarded by the colossal images
ofl allena horms monstrous in perennial
bronaze; gaunt shapes haunt the pathways
andl~ peer through the vistas of the shrub
bery, and high above all towers the apoc
ryphlal formi of an epicene angel. A care
less pleCjl forgets its heroes and martyrs.
and over the very grouind which holds1 the
sacred dust raIses inages to gratify opthe
moral vanIty, satisfy vaulting ambition,
and~ pandter to the iust of greed.
Some years ago,a Spanishi steamner, whihe
crossing the Bamy of lBiscay in a severe
storm, gave such indIicationis by an unusual
noise alt the stern, that there wae something
wrong wIth the screw pi opeller or its shalt
outsidle of the ship-that is, in the open
space between the stern and~ rudder- posts
where the screw revolves. Thler~e was no
dry (lock in any of the ports -on the coast
where the shil could go to be examined;
andh on arrival at Vigo it appear!d ats if
there was no alternative but to remove the
cargo from the stern, and by placing it for
ward thus lift the screw propellor and( shamft
to the surface of the water. The alterna
tive, simple as it was, meant a seriouas de
!ay amid great expense. Before coammlene
ing to remove the cargo, another consultai.
tion was hieldh. It wvas then decidedl to put
the stern of the ship over a lbed of light
colored sandh; and as the water was very
clear, there might be0 a possibility of ascer
taminag the extent or cmae of the miishap.
F~o- two days after the vessel was so plac
edl, the winid caumsed a ripple on the water,
which eifectually prevented anything be
ing seeni. It was then suggested by soame
omne on b~oardi to. try the use of oil on the
sturface of tile water roundi the stern of the
ship. 'The effect, was most satisfactory.
The water was becalned as if by miaghe,
and it was then aeon that the wedge or key
wich keeps the propeller in its place on
the shaift hadl comle partly cut, and thus
left the screw loose on the shaft, which
causedh the noise. By continuing the use
of oil for a few hours, the wedge was ulti
mately draven into its place and secured,
Many (lays of detention and the use of cost
A Visit to Catcutts.
On our way we Crossed the Grand Maid.
en, a public place, in which we perceived
at least three thousand 1ohainiedans
kneeling In regular lines, shoes off, arrang
ed iu rows behind them, foreheads bare and
touching the earth, in adoration of the
prophet Mohammed. Next we met in a
narrow street Benigalee Baboas, gentlemen
of Bengal, without hats and arrayed in
looso flowing durzas, shirts with skirls.
Some of these Babas were perfect Apollos
in appearance ; others bore great resein
blance to ideal pictures of Julius Ciesar,
Antony, and other noble Romans. We
passed a clowd of painted liindoos, each
very scantily arrayed, and ornamented
with a daub of paint on the bridge of his
nose, the inseparable emblem of the idola
tor. The liheasti Wallah was everywhere;
lie had tied to his back the Skin of a goat
filled with water, with which lie supplied
the thirsly multitude and sprinkled the
parched thoroughfares. Marching by us
with regular military tread was a squad of
native 6epoy police, who looked quite coin
manding in their white shirts and scarlet
turbans. We were riding in a gi:ainy, a
sort of closed carriage, but learned after
ward that the popular mode of city travel
was by plalaquins, which are always avail
able on the street of any East Indian city
at a trilling expense. These palanquinas
are carried by four naked llindoos or
paianted heathens called "palke anallahs,"
a wallah or bearer, wao importunes every
E uglishinan in the following termis, "Pail
kee, Sahib,Juldajow-miaster palkee,"which
interpreted means, " 'Palanquin, sir, I'l go
quick; will you have the palanquin ?" and
you often near nem chant, as they bear
you at a rapid pace, the limdoostance wors
with now and then an uninteirlpretable
Englisi term thrown inl, of a popalar song,
the literal meanling of which is that the
English Shib is full of chalipagnie and
wauts to be takenI home as quickly as possi
sible, and that lie is willing to give extra
iacksheesh (money) for it.
T'ning the corner of a street wbich led
froii DJIhuruImtolla 6t reet to J ahn aluzar we
met a yelling mob of idol-woishipers carry
ing on their shoulders dozens of enormous
andl hideous-loolcing wooden idols, amid
amid the (lint aiid noise of crazy horns, the
brassy banging of gongs and the duli thud
thud of numerais tunnons, they drew,near
to the holy (Oanages, where, as we were told
they were to cast, these distorted shapes into
the holy streai, and then pliinge in them
selves, under the protection Of these ilnie
gods. If a crocodile seizes one of them,(r
lie turns sick and lies down and dies oii the
sands, or the tide rises and sweeps him
away, then ie is liappy; lie is accepted of
the gods But if the tide refuses himi,aiand
the crocodiles reject him, lie is kicked out
as vile and unworthy the privileges of his
A lrs night ill India is aiilways full of
prosI)ective norrors for the new-comer. At
imidnight, in the principai streets, the fes
tive jackal holds high carnival and emits
otngolmsminl r""-4 tli''dii'r'd at usmnul giv
compaiiy alt rehearsal, or the first attemipt
of a juvenile troibone pillyer. I have ac
tually seenm the effeet of a whole scene of
native opera, kruined by these screeching
scavengers, which in droves of 50 anti IOU
assemble on the public streets and in firont
or churlihes and theaters, and howl as if in
As the Mohammedan can never be
Hladggis until after performing his pilgri.
mage to Mecca, neither- can our modern
magicians become perfect, in their ati t un
til they have visited the lIndies to see tie
clever manipulation of the native conjuror.
They perform the most maryelous things
In the streets, corridors and on the decks of
vessels, without the aid of alpparatus-the
'tbasket trick'' and 'the growth of the
mango tree" being among their easiest per
formiances. Th'le growth of the mango tree
Is illustrated by plaeimg a seed beneath a
little heap or earth, which is c~vered for a
few briet moments; the cover is remnoven
and behold, we see a little greeii shoot just
peeping fromt the top) of tne eardi. It is
again coveredl tad remiovedl at Intervals of
three minutes, until we have quite a pre
tentious tree, of aboum. tauree leet, in heigtit.
Thu mystecry of the basket trick, as per
formed in Imidia, lies ini the unaecountable
disappearance of the girl who is placed be
neath an oval cover of reticulated straws;
swords are run through this covering hilt
deep, and in every directioii-it is evein
trodden flat, and1( when raised the girl is
gomie. A laugh is thieni heard, we turii in
that dhirectionm and( we tbehold, wvith open.
mouthed astomshmtenit, the girl ruiuniing to
The~y noa~t llam.
A gentleman traveling in Virginia last
summer had occasion to take a stage-ride
ini order to visit the natur-al bridge. Itid.
ing on the seat with the (driver, lie fell
into conversation wvith him, and found that
lie waus an old hunter, who was a veteran
in killing deer, beatra, and smaller game.
P'assinig a small stream the traveller en
qluiredl if it containedI fIsh.
"'Lots cii 'emi," wais the reply.
''What kInd ?"
"'Mostly trout," said the dlriver. "All
these mountaimi streams arc full of trout."'
"They mnust be flne eating," wvas the
"Fine eatin' I" exclaimed the driver.
"'Yori just go up to the mo untin and
ketch half a dozen trout twelve inches
long, olean 'em withiotit washmini' 'em, rub
in somie salt, roll 'e'm up in hinjin mecal anmd
bake 'em in lthe ashes-good catin' I" why,
strranger, by hteavenms, thiey beat ha u I"
Ana Old Survnyor's Mark.
Recently a civil engineer was rnning
and locating the lines of a lot of land be
low the city of Aumgust'u, Georgia, and( used
as assistance a dleedI to the p~rop~erty drawn
one hitudred andl twenty years age. In ce
section of the deed it is recordled that the
line totcuce a certaii poinit where stands a
beech tree, amid upon which a cross iiark
had been made with an axe. Tlhe oiigi.
iieer ran his line to an old beech tree, anid,
concluding that this was the point in qiies
tion, looked for the marnk, bait of course
could not, fInd it. Taking an axe lie cut
lnte the tree at a point he thought the
mark mIght be, and to his surprise, after
ectting into the tree, lie chipped out a
block, and there was the h'dentical mark re
ferred to in the anaclent document of one
htudred andl twenty-one years ago. The
mark was perfect, but had boon covered
up. At that time thIs was a British col
ony, and~ somo years before the RevolutIon
ary war. The deed was drawn ha 17tm,
Liquor vs. Teeth.
A singular mishap occurred to a promia.
et gentleman from ono of the lower coun.
ties of Maryland a few days ago, while he
was on a visit to relatives in Baltimore.
The circumstances connected with the affair
are of an amusing character, such as per
haps were never before witnessed in that
city. A few days after Christmas this
gentleman went to Baltimore to have a
good time, and while he was enjoying the
convivialities so peculiar to the season, he
met with this extraordinary accident: it
appears that in company with several
friends he had partaken extravagantly of
egg-nog and other good things until that
condition was produced which was so fa
miliar to the lover of Christmas cheer. In
this semi-conscious state, while endeavor..
Ing to partake of solid food, he swallowed
six or seven false teeth, together with the
plate to which they were attached. The
size of this plate by actual measurement
was about 2,x i i Inches. It would seem
almost inipossiole for so large a body to
traverse so small an opening as the mioph
agus, but this can readily be accounted for
by the fact that at the time of the accident
the party was in the condition of complete
imuscular relaxation which Is very similar
to that produced by the inhalation of
chloroform. Consequently, under such
circumstances, the throat was very expan
sive, and the foreign body (or set of teeth)
could traverse it with butslight rtsistance.
l'he unfortunate man did not seem to be
aware of his condition until the following
day, when the absence of his tAth and
intense pain in the region of the stomach
excited his apprehenslohs which were sub
sequently verilled in all thIeir frightful
reality. Ile at once sought prominent
nedical advice, but all their efforts in the
shape of emetics proved unavailing, while
his condition was rapidly becoming more
and more serious. His stomach rejected
even the most delicate articles of foud and
his strentrLh wits greatiy exhausted. Fear
ing that somiethiig unusually serious was
the matter, his relatives summoned Dr. A.
11ill, a prominent young surgeon, who Was
not lonir in responding to the call. When
tle doctor arrived at the house, on Ed
inondson ilvenue, above Fulton, he found
his patient in a very wesakened condition,
and after a careful'examination, concluded
that he wias suffering from incipient infilam
mation of the stomach, which le thought
was produced by the swallowing of some
hard substance. 'The usual remedies were
applied, but proved futile, consequently
the only mode by which the patient could
be relieved was by the operation known as
"gastronoiy," or opening of the stomach.
Alter the proper incisions had been made,
to the great surprise of all present, a set of
false teeth met their gaze. They were at
once removed, and at the request of the
patient restored to their former position.
The man is now rapidly recovering, and
stittad to a reporter last night that he
expected to be abl. to return to his home
in a few days, but intended "to swear off
A Socretary in a Tight tilace.
Mr. Farrier, the Colonial Secretary of
Honduras, while exploring the interior of
the colony, was overtaken by a drove of
peccarics, and was compelled to scram>le
up a tree, dropping his rile in the perform
iine. rho whole pack gathered around
his perch, grunting and sharpening their
tusks. "Now the peccary is not, only
ferocious, but patient, and rather than lWt
an object of its anger escape will wait
about, for days, so (hat the Secretary had
before him only two coursos-elther to re
main where lie was until lie dropped down
among the swine from sheer exhiustion
and hunger, or else to commit suicide at
once by coming down to be eaten there and
then. While he was in this dilemma,
however, what, should come along-and
looking out for supper, too-but a jaguar.
Never was beast of prey so opportune,
for the jaguar has a particular fondness
for wild p~ork, and the peccaries know it,
for no sooner did they see the great ruddy
headh thrust, out through the bushes than
thbey bolted hclter-skelt~er, forgetting, in
their anxiety to save their own bacon, the
meal they were themselves leavimg up thei
tree. T1he jaguar was off' after the swine
with admirable prompltitude, and the Se
cretary, finding the coast clear, camne
A Wrong Vonnectlon.
Since the adoption of time new system of
calls by members of the telephone 0o113e
many mistakes have occurred on account
or wrong connections, and Some have re
sulted ini amusing conversations. Ilecently
the telephone bell in a prominent business
house rang and the proprietor proceeded
to attend to the summons. A female voice
was heard, and the following questions
and answers ensued :
"What tinic are you coming home to
"Why, I've been to suipper."
"I'd just like to know whom you' took
supper with ?"
"Why, with my wife, of course."
"h~ow many wives have you, any
"Look here, whom do you think you
are talking with ?"
'With my husband, M ir.~
"Not much; you are talking to \dr. '
Upon this (lie gentleman heard a screamn
wvhich appeared to b~e echoed by a number
of ot~her ladies in the samie room.
*A IRomnrkable Man.
11ev. Allen Tibbits, who now lives In
Coidwater, Mich., aged 77 years, makes
thits remiarkable statement. "I never swore
an oath, or took a chaw of tobacco, or
smioked a whole cigar. I never sold a
drink of brandly or whisky for myself. In
a travel of over 100,000 miles by public
conveyances I never met with an accident,
or was a moment too late when it depend
ed upon my own exertion. I never sang a
song or played a gamie of checkers, billiards
or croquet, or any game of cards. I never
skated a rod or struck ama-i a blow with my
fist. I can repeat more of tha Bible than
any man living of whom I have any knowl
edlge. 1 have given away more real estate
to this city (Cold water) than all its other
inhaitants. J preached for ever fifteen
years and traveled more than 500 miles at
tending funerals, and al.l thie salary I ever
received was a pound of tea, worth soyenyt
five cents. '