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fRIWEE ~YEDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., APRIL 19, 1881. ESTABLISHED 1865.
The glamour of .the after-light
Lay clear and fair along the sky,
And inade the pathway very bright
As home we wandered-thou and 1.
The meadow-mists were lying low
A shadow held the river side
The watt r took the western glow.
And peace, gray peace, spead far and wide.
A sober heartedness was ours
So still the earth, the sky so strange
And we had given in su-iny hours
Our youthful hearts their widest range,
We lingered in the meadow-path
Touched by the twilight's silent spell,
While from the sun's fleet aftermath
A subtle glory rose and fell.
Dim, wistful, thoughts within us grow,
Forebodings of the life to be,
Till with a sudden thri we knew
Time's touch of imm: rtality.
For all the wonder and the awe,
1ar-widening within the west
Semed with a mystic point to draw
Our heart, into its kindly reet.
Yet still It faded, faded fast,
And night crept up the eastern slope
But oor our lives a sirengoh had passed.
And t f , us with a largi; hope.
At Death's Door.
'Nothing but a private-a common pri
vt would be in vain to attempt to por
tray the Lady Macbethian scorn which
curved proud Harriet Deane's lip as she
spoac the sentence.
John Hollis, albeit he was quite con
scious of not deserving the keen edged con
tempt, qualled becath it.
'hush ' said the imperious beauty, hold.
ing up a warning finger, "I want to under
stand this iatter. Gilbert Arnour was
promoted to be second lieutenant, was he
'And you are his equal in all respects?'
'Might you not also have slia-ed the
honor he obtained ?'
'I might, I suppose,' said the young
soldier, fixing his cain, dark eyes upon
her fair, ilushed face, "if I had chosen to
do so at the expense of poor Talbot, who
earned his shoulder straps long ago. They
should have been his by every right,
months Since, but poverty and ob
scurity are not the best place-winners.
Either Gilbert Armour or I must stand
aside to see a wronged man righted. le
did not choose to sacriflce promotion to a
scruple. I diu, harriet-was I wrong I'
'Oh, of course,'it's nothing to me,' re
plied Miss Deaiie. 'Will you be good
enough to hand ie that work basket?'
John Hollis looked at the pretty creature
around whom the love of his strong na
ture had been entwined with a fervor rare
enoughi m these matter-of-fact days, in
Shining auburn hair, parted from a low,
pearl pure brow, deep blue eyes, and a
mouth whose intense ciimson was like the
mside leaves of a rose--Harriet Deane was
by no means disagreeable to look at.
Hollis was quite aware of the fact.
'Harriet?' lie began.
'Excuse mle," said Miss Deane; "I um
particularly busy counting these stitches
please don't interrupt me.'
Unversed as he was in the devious
windings of femiine nature, he felt that
this was intended for a dismissal.
'1'l try again to-night,' lie mused, walk
Tho clear January sky was jeweh d with
f rosty stars stars, and the solemn oho
church clock had just, chimed nine from
its dim belfry, when lie entered the bright
room,with its miossyv blue carpet and hang
ngo of azure silk, and Parisian statuettes
hidnby vases of vivid roses.
It was not empty, however, as lie had
Lieutenant Armour stood in time middlle
his fine new shoulder straps, and patromz
lug a dozen pretty girls.
le nodded laughingly to Hlollis, an.1
went on with a sentence which his en
~ - trance had interrupted.
'Leap year-to be sure it is. And I
may as well state at once .that P'm quite
' readly to receive any propositions you
Sladies may have to make.'
haino ne, h alfoustln. y
'We lli geeal s osene, diretI'ol
of cosdasteb fasnakeevryaoownc
tht isa thesibls. ounhin tsgra siphameo
toharit'grs cheekpm and the ecyshnie,
w en byetpor wmien lista. a ed n
flow lonke atiMls st.Dler sh oe,wtagd
dylfin srnthruhal istig nly.. ai
Jh Hwlas' aoees byloe the a iecpion
i~ He stteat -theelsh-oundtmg nimpulvices,
toHarriet' eek wsandihe bler esd
debacyo tii haird.
GilbertnArHouriloungd onre wit soa wger
thy blue sil urainshog swp ovrm,. hena
trne toa ayouidowhebea. g po
bueltle -arty-'---te, Misn ofmertLyo voies,
he and layulv ondiseux. er
yoursee t Den ai sdn undetod ater te
Gilbert Adhrore Givneo me yofawr
and take mel ortan swep t o ;van.n
trane to aobay window.~
As ollis reed forasdty t wscpthe
bustle and clnhe, MtseEth. stn l
h W handgenlind hts thoer.sfu lac
t'aNsone, sl~hi hiperid, ahe,''otil
Gulbertand q rier of he me yora
gie weanohr -
Aollis tuned ayt sisfctlyin.wit
liprad cenhe teea.
hywa 'bi. to hewetio
thtsoe h-uh arc' lahs-t
AI dcn't wish to hear anything I'
'Hiow dare you call me Harriet, Lieu.
tenant Armour ? Not another word !'
.Bhe burst into tears again.
Armour was undecided.
'Go,' said Harriet, "and never com
near me again."
That decided him.
le was beginning to feel riled.
She pointed to the door.
Lieutenant Armour walked out with all
the dignity lie could muster. Ho was not
to be extinguished so easily, by this- fe
'Who would ever have thought,' quoth
the Lieutenant, as he walkad away, "that
she was such a confounded little vixeul"
* * * * *
'You night take off the upper arm here,
'What's the use? lIe won't last out the
'I'm not certain of that. Where's the
'You want no ether. lIe is totally in
The words fell like meaningless jungles
of sound on John lollis' ears as he lay, on
a multitude of wounded and dying men,
in a weather beaten shed.
There was no volition-no understand
ing of an ythlihing going on around him.
All at once there canme a sharp, sudden
pain, as the surgeon's knife cleft the arm;
then followed insensibility.
'Tcn to one he'll die,' said the surgeon,
as he wiped the glittering kiife. 'It's not
worth while, Talbot, to bandage him so
But John Hollis (lid not die, the surgeon
to the contrary notwithstanding.
* * * * * *
The fresh breezeeddying fantastically in
the wide, open hotel window, lifted the
damp imasses of hair on John Hollis' wast
ed forehead, as he sat in the chair beside
casenient. and passed its cooling pressure
around his burning temples.
'A common private-those were her
very words,' he murniured, with a faint
crimson spot burning on his wan' cheek,
"and now crippled for life I Ah, it was
well that I drew back when I heard her
step in the corridor. h hy did they bring
me here of all places in the world ? Must
I drink the bitter cup of humiliation to the
very dregs ? If I had died--never waking
from that unconsciousness I But now a
common private-With only one arm I
lie laughed bitterly.
'Only t wenty-six, and weary of his
And the beautiful sunset grew din as lie
gazed upon it.
He turned round listlessly, without look
'Yes, mother; I can guess your thoughts
-you are afraid I will take cold sitting
so long in the draught.'
A gentle band was placed on his own;
he pressed it to his lips.
"I must live, dear mother, for your
'And my sake, too, dear John 1'
John started-looked wildly around.
A figure lie knew well was kneeling be
Sidefhin. Harriet Dean's auburn hair,
golden in the glowing sunset, had fallen
over the arm of the chair where the fair
liead had dropped.
'hlarriet I Not there, dearest- nt there.
Let me raise you.'
'Ol, let me kneel here, John,' she cried,
and, and-and-don't send me away from
you, will you?'
The sweet, pleading face,with its bright
eyes sparkling through tears-what a new
loveliness it had won to to John Hollis
happy vision I
Still he was determined.
"Harriet," he said, with an effort "]
cannot-will not-accept this sacrifice.'
"Do you wish to kill me ?' she asked
'Then you must consent to marry nme I'
ills forehead foil on his shoulder;he was
sick and dizzy with the flood-tide of hap.
She 'put her arms lovingly around his
'You need not suppose, sir,' sir, sit
saidl, with a pzetty diealance that. becamt
her no less than the tearful humiliation oi
a minute before, 'that I shkouldi have comt(
courtin~g you, it you had'nt been sick anm
'If it hadn't been Leap Year ?'
Thlnars Maay Vnanugo.
A flat footed, old-fashioned Western
merchant, hailing from a country store In
blichigaun, was buying stocK in New York
recently, and the firm took advantage of
the occasion to make inquiries concerning
some of their customers aroundi-him. When
they asked about Smith, of Cashville, lie
"'Smith 1 Yes, he's in trade yet, but lie's
just miarried a second wife, and she's going
through his 'wealh like saltpetre. He'll fali
in less'n six months I"
"Howv about Jones, of your town ?"
"Jones ? Well, Joiies is pegging along
after the old style, and lie's bought him a
bicycle, and every body says he'll go to the
wall in a year."
"And Brown & Son-are they all right?'
"Brown & Son I Well, they may keep
M'ong till spring, but I doubt it. Okt Brownj
has got so iiear-sightedl that he can't tell a
sheep pelt from a coon skin, and. the boy
is'diead stuck on a widow w(oman who neve,
wears anything less than siX-dollar stock.
"But Davis is dloing a good tradoe, isn't
"Davis I Well, pooty fair, but he won't
last. He rented the upper part of his store
to a Chicago milliner, and she broke up Lwo
families and canied a p~reacher. Every body3
blames Davis, and his sales last week only
footedi up a pourit of saleratuis anid aewash
hoar "r, -fou are
rc, and, of cou ihe only customer out
"Mle I Well, L.'mi you are all right ?"
things may -change. I,, right just now, but
three literary societies ak wile belongs te
at church festivals, while l'N the big toai
trotter andi learned to play old ughit a 2.40
ineedaift be surpilsed any tuns o You
hear that I've been buset~ p i;[ wngt~
cellar ; so clean that ~.from garret Cb
enough ,dry goods to 4 editors can't 11in(,
*--pe a baby's nos0o8
That man livO~._ _ ch
tirt ewd 4s Wleeo Wiho live. thei
o mean ho always know,,
Another Virginia Cave.
A correspondent writes: A cave has re
cently been discovered on Clear Fork, 01
the land. of Thomas Walker. Having
heard of this cave, I, with sile others,
determined to explore it. Leaving Mr. A
B. Shawer's and traveling several miles i
an easterly direction, we reined up om:
steeds at the r(sidence of Mr. Walker,
where we provided ourselves with lights,
matches, &c., necessary for the exploratior
of such a huge, deep cavern, some other
of the imnaediate vicinity accompanyinp
us. We soon arrived at the entrance,
which is about twelve feet in diameter.
After descending fifty or sixty feet by
means of a pole, which was at an angle ol
sixty-five degrees, we found ourselves ir
the iain cave. '.l he first thing which at.
tracted our attention was a lot of bones,
among which were some skulls, which ar(
no doubt the remains of human bodic
that were thrown into the cave by the In.
dians or some other uncivilized class ol
people in ancient times. After giving
these a careful examination we moved
about to examine the petrified snakes
fishes and other plieromcna which we were
not able to solve; so we left them with the
mystery lingering on our minds. We sooi
came to an entrance eading into a neatly
furnished room embellished with a choic
selection of natural ornaments far superior
to any artificial work which we had eve
beheld. ~ There was in it, a sullicient quan.
tity of furniture to 1111 up the interior of a
drawing room. From here we went to E
more desolate part of the cave, where th<
jagged, fantastic rocks looming up out of
the darkness, seem to threaten danger.
Here we spent a long time hallooing anc
listening to our tones echoing and reecho.
ing in the hidden caverns. We then pro
ceeded onward, when suddenly we cam(
to a high step-off, but not so steep but thal
we could get down without much dillculty,
When we got to the foot of the step-off W(
found the cave to be much wider and w(
could see as far as our lights permitted,
Here we noticed a small hole in the bed oj
the rocks, into which we dropped a stow
and listened for several seconds, when al
last we heard It drop with a loud splas.
into a pool of water. We were now fully
a mile from the entrance, and had beet
walking two hours without reaching th<
extremity of the cave. Becoming weary
front walking and being oppressed with th<
damp, heavy atmosphere, we decided t(
return and were soon inhaling the pure al:
At a meeting of the Detroit Ladies' Be
nevolent Society, held the other day,it wa
resolved that a committee of four ladies b
appointed to canvass for donations, and i
the course or their perambulations thi
committee dropped into Mr. Wixhani'
office. He received them as a gentleinai
should, and after the usual formalities on
of them began: .I
. "Alr. Wixham, we are asking aid for be
"Alh, yes. Benevolence is a bump whicl
should be cultivated. Are you looking afte
"Very proper-very proper. You al
have children of your own?"
"All of them are well fed, well clothQ,
and well cared for, are they ?"
"That's very proper. I presume the!
stockings are properly darned, buttons Ii
their places, and they say their prayer
when tl'ey go to bed? Am I correct "
Tie women looked at each other in
sly way, and then at him, and one of ther
"We shall be happy for any contribu
"Yes'm, yes'm. You don't want thi
contribuion for your own tamilles, elh ?
"No. sir !" answered four voices in che
"Well, I am somewhat inclined to b(
nevolence. Hardly a day passess that
doii't (10 something for charity. Here's a
old1 account of $26 against Mr.-.
knew he's hardi up andi having a close timi
to get along, and yesterday I canceled th
One of the canvassers turned red, whit
andI blue, and lookcd out of the windowi
That was her husband, and Wixhani didn
"And yesterday I found a poor, forlorr
looking httle boy 'out here crying with hun
ger and cold. Hie said nis name was Tom~
my-, and lie lived at 86--street. IH
htadn't been wvashed or combed for a week
andl I felt sad for him. I was going to iak
him home and feed him, but nie slippe
Another woman suddenly looked out c
the window, and her pulse ran up to on
hundred and twenty a minute, but Wiz
hamn was as lnnocemit as a lamb of an
knowledge that it was her boy.
Some time age our correspondent chance
to be visiting at a county seat in Virginia
andl was courteously invited by the Cotm
monwealthi's attorney to come inito th
court room on the following nmornling, witi
the assurance that a witness would testif
In a murder case then pending. lie entoreI
the court, ioom, and speedily after his at
rivhl a wiltness was called, who advance
to the standl with such a jaunty air of so]
assurance, and who kissed the book witl
such loud.soundinig confidence, that he wit
sure this must be "his mnt." his judge
mont was not incorrect.
"'Mr. Williamson," naked the common
wealth's attorney, ''do you know anythmin
of the killing which took place at Robert
son's store last mon h 1"
"Know anything I" was the response
"I were thar.".
"ThIeti tell the Court and jury," said( th
attorney, "what you .k now."
TJhe~witness lalntedi hiself more firmt;
on both feet, glancing around~ upon01 hi
auditors, and thus delivered himself: ''Well
you see, Mr. Rtobertson was a sitt in' in thi
back part, of his store a-playin' of his fiddle
not a thinkin' of hoem' stabbed, nor nnhithm
of the kind, when In come Mr. Johnisora
andi then and~ thar stabbed him ; thn ht
guthtored a buing starter, .cleanedi out tht
crowd, lipped the palin', andi cl'ared he
0~O~~ day Is worth three .to htim wh
(.l kerythling in order.
does 0,is crow1ned with all achievin
.i perceives, and then performs.
Boswho htave played maurbles mu:
tiply on the lace of the earth.
Farmers have learned that it take
the best of'aoll to raise a martragn.
A Turkish watch Tower.
A little below Moldava the "Babakal
rock rises froin the diead of the river, abou
the middle of the stream; and standin,
upoD its high platform is a Watch tower
connected with which is also.a very sad le
gend-but then you must remember thal
it is only a legiend. At one tli'e-so thi
story goes-a very handsome Turkish
maiden, having run away with a gallan
Hungarian kuight, was overtaken ant
brought back by the Aga's Jiissaries,whi
led her to the Babakal rock to be put ti
death. 11er spirit was oftei aeen wander
ing over the ruins of the pId tower an<
leaping over the cataractse But stean
navigation with other marksof progressivi
civilization, have dissipated forever thes'
silly Turkish stories. After passing thii
rock the shorts close in agaittwith granitf
cliffs on one side and lovely green hills 01
the other. On the right bank are seen tho
beautiful ruins of Castle CIolumbaes-i
Turkish, Gogerdschinik-which was thi
key of the navigation of that section of thi
Damube as far as the Iron Gate. The Iroi
Gates of the Danube are not iron, but i
continuation o' rocks and heavy bouluer
that obstruct the channel by nearly closiun
it in sonic places, causing powerful eddiei
and immense whirlpools, that make it i
diflicult and dang routspassage to navigate,
Soon after leaving Colubacs the steame
clears the first in the numerous rapidi
which, as far as the Turn Severin, forn
quite a series of natural impednients; an(]
the high pointed rocks that loom up every
where must be passed with great. caution,
As soon as these rapids aro crossed and we
have rounded a giant rock on the edge o
a sharp pronnontory, the river expands un,
til it forms quite an island sea-calin an(
smooth-until you near the famous passago
called "Greben." Then on both shore
rise abruptly two tremendous walls of rock.
with lofty peaks and preciphous inclines
showing mighty cracks and rents hke tht
cyclopean gunwales of a volcanic citadel.
Hanging bolily over the water's edge, the3
seen ready to pounce upon the river an(
gulp it up in one supreme, herculent
draught. But our steamer is equal to thi
task and runs through the narrow pas
and cones out into broader water unharni
ed and ready for another trial. A few mile
further down the stream, on the left shore,
we pass ircoulc, which appears to hav
been one of the culminatigg points of Ito
man domination in these parts, and direct
ly after Trecule you reach the imposinj
matrance of the Kasaim Pass- -t lie grandeb
and most remarkable sight on the Danube,
The stream here-as if driven by some tin
accountable power-cramnped in a spatc o
3 about two hundred yards, rushes with i
- violent roar of despair Into a natural pas
9sage, which resenbles a breach made h
i giants through a wall of loity rocks, an
for'nearly hhid'inilo it rolls its groaninj
i waves over a granite bed two hundred fee
deep bounding .and leaping, striking ani
lashing tie obstructing enemy with it
- mighty breakers and shnidmerhei- npray
The comparative darkness, owing to thi
i height of the hideous cills, which hem i1
r the narrow channel, and the nysteriou
stillness, broken only by the convulsiv
maan of the rushing stream, give atin a
i pect of indescrible grandeur and frightfu
beauty, and the whole scene is so impre
sive that it can never be forgotten.
A Oowboy's it1.I.
r There is no circumstance under whic
a cowboy will not sleep if not physicall
s nuolested. Says a correspondent from tih
far West. In the midst of a mountai
storm, when the crashing thunder com<
simultaneously with the glaring sheets c
lightning, the cowboy sleeps peacefully; I
a dry creek bed, with his head down grad
he slumbers sweetly; in view of tarantulai
a rattlesnakes and centipedes for bedfellowi
lie closes his eyes arid dreams of a heave
~ of unlimited pltig tobacco and unstinte
sleep. Gabriel's triunpet, would indc
sound in vaiu when the tine came to cihec
off a dirove of cowboys. Last1 spring I wa
a dIriving 4,000 head of cattle over th
'Itocky Mountains by tihe Souith Wyomin
a Pass, and a 'run'-the terror of catti
e dlrivers-took place under circdimstancc
which showed just, how sound is the slec
e of a cowboy. I had fifteen boys-ia 'boa
'withr tire 'cow' prefix muay imean a 40 yet
t' old mian-withr tie. It takes nearly tI
many to start ai drove of 4,000 cattle, thoug
- a half (dozen boys can take care of the drov
- after the tbat week on thre road. By tiht
-time the cattle know what is expected<
Sthem, aind give us very little trouble.
"W~ell, we'were campe)1d one night o
the very summit of the mnountains. T1li
sleeping-ground for the stock was in a i
tio live-acre p~atchi of grass; all around wer
Ssage-brush aind rocksof volcanic formatiom
You undterstand that after cattle arc qutie
ly settled at night on good sleeping-groun
three or four area slowly ridie In a circe
around~ thenm. This is done by relays<
men in "'watches," the watch being cang
edh at midnight. I have matny a time see
I a cowboy on a bronchro, riding. rountd an
,roundi~ a drove at night, fast asleep ini i
- saddle. (On-the night, in question I hmai
u pemied to lbe standing the first watch mryselj
iand had only two boys with mec. T1h
night was Overcast and~ daurk, the few stari
I whnich shone between tihe rifts of dirivini
- c.oudis just serving to outline the niass
.1 sleeping cattle. Tire air seleed surchar1
f ed with electricity, and though there ha
ibeen no ligihtnitng, it was just, such a nigi
s in which runs always occur. I have hear
- tio end of scientific and practica.l explami
tior. of runs or stampee-gtneraliy hb
-men who never saw one ini their lives.]
is well enouighr to say that someothng frigi
-ens them, if you kiiow nothing about it an
want to explain it; but that don't explai
;it, no way.
"ThIey say that a coyote, or some othe
prowling beast,, frightens one of a dIros
atnd that, one infects the others with pani
e' and~ the stampede begins. Well, it in
so. If you have a dirove of 1,000 or 10,
,000, the panic affects every one of themni
e exatrety the satie instant. It is somein
,lhardecr to account for titan by a prowllii
'coyote; anti because a run never occurs ca
,cepIt on such a night as I have- describe<
e I le ave it to those who know all about a
e miospheric influences and suich, to tell ju;
- what it is. Atnyway, I was a little uineat
that night, for one of the two boys
watch with mue was only a tender-foot; ii
o derstanrd A manr new to tire blusiness atl
fresh f rom tire Eiast. 1t .was nearly .1
E o'clock, andti had just turtied may hrorse
hieadl towards camp, which was about fift
- yardls in thre rear of the sleeping ground,i
nmake up the relief watch, whenr tire ri
s comrmened. E~very one of that droved
4,000 cattle was on isa feet like n. fiash n
at exactly the saime instant. With a rusl:
like a whirlwind which levels a forest the.
were off in the darkaess, the strong aim
heavy ones in the lead, of course. Th<
g rattling of horns and the thundering o
hoofs was deafening. The effect it has oi
a person who expeliences it for the flrst
time was shown by the action of the ten
"lie turned his horse's tail toward th
stampede, burled his spurs in his bronco'i
i flank, and neyer stopped until lie was oul
of hearing. le was crazier with frighi
than the wildest steer in the drove. Well,
- beeing $80,000 worth of stock running
away from me, and having had thiteer
years' experience. I naturally acted dif.
ferent. By the specter starlight I coul
see the cattle outlined as a black, rushing,
clattering, thundering stream, rus hing
wildly, and at each instant becoming wild.
er, over the rocks and a stretch of sage
brush. Mly horse was trained In the busi
ness and knew what -was the trouble af
well, and Just as scontoo, as I did I di(
not have to guide hin. I followed alone
by the side of the stampedeand soon over.
took the leaders. It don't do to try and
turn a run too quick. I kept by the sid(
of the leaders and quartering on them,
striking their ilanks and pushing gradually
against them on the left, slowly turned the
leaders slightly to the right. If that cm
be dotie it as only a matter of time before
the' line of cattle will 'mill' itself. The
leaders only need be turned, the rest all
blindly follow, By constantly keeping
them turning to the right the leaders were
swung clear around finally, and overtook
the Jag-enid of the line.
"There they were rushing around in a
circle, the center of which soon closed up
and they were milling'; that is, they had
tormed a solid wheel and kept going round
aund round themselves in the same space of
ground. I tell you that cowboy and my
sell did some tall riding around that 'mill
to keep Wie outside stock from 11ying oIl at
a tangent, as they will do sometimes. Lit.
tie oy little they slowed down, and as soon
ias we could make our voices heard we
i quieted them by singing aud talking to
Limi. Thtre is nothing which will bring it
crazy steer to his senses as quick as the ha
man voice, and if you can only sing a lit
tle you can do the work all the quicker.
The clashing and crashing of horns and the
pouncing ol hoofs grew less and less deaf
ening; one atter another would recognize
our voices and slow down, until finally, al
itast as suddenly as it had started, the run
was at an end and the cattle as quiet and
well-behaved as ever. In the morning the
circle whMre the mill had IeeCn was as dt
r void of vegetation as a dancing-hall. Thbe
, sage-brush was ground to powder and the
- giound looked exactly as though it had
r teen prepared for a circus ring. Througli
I the sage-brush where the stock had run a
straignt siouth swath was cut as if by ti
t, mowing maclince with a potato-digging at
I tachnient. I started to say how a cow boj
p could sleep; throughout that, run, through
iut that excitement, the deafening 1us
and danger, those cow.boys in camp slep
I as they night if in a leather-bet in tax
s Palace Hotel.''
- 'tho Ear Ache.
I'he Jester's troubles begin to culninati
at this point. The heavy cold, contraete
some time ago, had never left him, and b3
the tinie the camels were feed at Warsaw,
the appalling huarseness which has change(
his silvery voice into a terrifying croak,
Ii whiich makes all the children in the audi.
Y ence cry, was supplemented by the ear
n1 "By George," said the fat passenger,
8 "you ought to know better than to hav
f the ear-ache at your age. That's a boy'i
complaint. Why dian't you get througl
C with it, along with you- Ilrst teeth ?"
1, The stricken Jester only strode up ant
,down the room in (disnmal silence.
n~ 'Put a not0 roasted onioni in your ear,
Ii said the sad passenger, 'only one 3?'
ti "Whar,''said the tall Lhin p~assenger
k "only one."
s 'It's a sure cure,' insisted the sad pus
'Yes,' said the cross passenger, 'it wit
e3 hurt you s., that you canit't feel the ear
P 'Pour in somc halaudain.,' saidh the sat
pas-tenger, 'won't cost you miuch to buy
t'If you had a sack of salt to heat andc
Ii hiang over your ear now, it wouild hell
e~ yon,' said the passenger with the sandy
f Pour in some wariu sweet oIl,' saidi the
tall, thin passenger 'and then calk your can
nI up with raw cotton. I'll run out and gol
e3 you a bale.'
L- 'Go to the dentist's and have it pulled,
e advised the mian'on the wood box.
', Thie Jester, holding on to his throbbiM,
-ear, raid, in a hoarse Wone of countenane
d -but it is not,. necessary to pa int what hi
e said. Thlis is a family papuer, andI the tihing
af that a man says, undelr the inspIration o
;- the ear-ache, had best be considered as re
ii marks iniade under- the sacred secresyr
an executive session. Btit, whein the pail
5 became unendurabile, ho sent, for Dr. Lami
-bert, who helped hin out andl shaped bin
.up so that lie could stanid it to lecture,
Lu Anid then when evening was come, the
a, groaning Jester Iilled his mouth witl
g chilorat e of potash for his hoarseness, anc
f stuffed his ocar full of cotton, and p~ut o1
- the cap and bells and creaked and coughet
di and inwardly groaned and wiis as funny ai
t, lhe knew how to be.
td Tihen,at 1:50 A. M., we boarded the trali
t- for Chicago.
Y 'You arc merry, may lord,' said the sat
t, passenger, as a sligh t man with an ear ful
-of cotton scrambled, with the usual vigor
d ous gyrations, into the customnary uppe
'I am merry,' groaned the Jester. A
r least it, soundled like "I aim merry,' witl
e thme italic einphtasis on thme 'am.'
tA Uflock Made of Dread.
it Milan has a curIosity in a clock whici
g is made entirely of bread. Th'le maker i
g a P/eruivian, a native of Iindla, and lie ha
devoted threce years of huis time to tI
I. construction of tIs caricsaty. Hie wa
t- very poor, andi being witout means t<
it purchsee the necessary metal, deprive'
Y hinself regularly of his daily bread, whlol
nl he dlevotod to the conastruction of this cur
I- rosity, eating the cruast and saving the sot
d part for doing hIs work, lHe made use (I
21 certain salt to sodidify inis material, and
'5 when thme varIous pieces were dry the,
y were perfectly hard aiid insoluble to water
.0 The clockisa of respectable sirze, and ge
*n well. The case, which ms' also of hard
)f ened broad, displays great talent in desli
di and excuann.
Washngton's Inaugurat ion.
Washington had modestly requested j
quiet entry into the city o1 New York, bu
at Elizabethtown Point numcrousconcours
ilmct him, and a splendid barge, manned b]
12 pilots uniformed in white, awaited hi
embarkation. Other barges followed, an(
others still with flying banners,and throug
the KIllN mid u the broad and beautifu
bay swept the grand nautical procession
Music and song and booming cannon hailc
the approaching chief. Colors flew fron
every ship. save the Galveston; but and
denly, as thm General's barge came abreast
lher yards, too, were manned, flags anm
signals streamed from every peak, and II
guns thundered a salute.
Thursday, the 30th (lay of April, wai
appointed for the solemn ceremony of thi
iniauguration. At two o'clock in the morn
ing, pious souls in all the churches of th<
city fervently invoked Ileaven's blessims
upon the new President. At noon th<
troops of the city paraded and at 12 o'elock
Washington left his residence in a coaci:
of state, accompanied by his Secretary an:
his Aide. de-aip, preceded by tie troop
and by the committees and heads of do.
partmenti in carriages, and followed by
tim Foreign M inisters aid a hoIag train ol
citizens. Before reaching the hall where
the Senate ad House of lepreseontatives
were asseibled, Washington alighted
from his carriage and passed calnly be
tween the lines o! soldiery into the Semia
Chamber, where John Adams, the inauigu
rated Vice President, advanced and con.
ducted him to the Chair of the State. Foi
nll instant solemn silence reigned; theu
Adams rose and said that all things wer<
i readiness for the ceremony. In the cen.
Ire of a lofty, open balcony, in front of the
Senate Chamber, stood a crimson-:ovored
table. OJiiis was placed a cushion of
crimson velvet, und on the cushion lay U
Bible, inaguiticently hound. Forth upon
this balcony stepped, the cynosure of all
eyes, the first President of the United
States, the foremost patriot of his age. A
joyoux and universal acclamation rent the
air as Was hington advanced. Laying li
hand upon his heart, he bowed thrice tc
the assembled multitude, and then retired
to an arm-chair near the table, Ile wa,
plainly attired,in a full suit of (ark brown,
with a steel-hilted sword, stockings Of
white silk, and sho buckles of silver. IHE
hair was powdered and worn in the quamt
fashion of the day. For a little space per
feet ktilliess reigned again. Then Wash
ington rose and advainced once more.
Standing in silence upon the balcony,
Vice President Adams upon his right,
ChanetLilor Livingston upon his left, at!
Shetimn, lHamilton and Knox in the rear,
Washington reverently laid his hand upor
the open Bible, and the Cancellor slowi)
read the oath. When it was finished, the
President solemnly replied. "I swear-s<
help me God I" and, stoopoiig, reverentl.
kissed tihe sacred page. Livingston step
ped forward, wived his hand and cried,
"'Loing live George Washington, Presiden
of th United Siates1" instantly a signa
flag hlew fron the cupola of hail, artilierj
thundered a general saute from the bat
tory, ill lhe city bells rang forth a joyoum
l'eal, and all the air was rent with the ac
clamnat ions of the multitude. W asiniigtor
bowed again, returned to the Senate Chaim
ber, delivered his modest and moderate in
augural in a (ee), but low ani1d slighitl
tremulouis voice, and then proceeded o
oi foolt to St. Pa2u1l's Church, where sail
aisle prayers were read by tho 0hauplains o
Cingress. Brilliant lireworks and illumi
nations in the evening closed a day of sin
cere and~uii iversal rejoicing.
1kov-11n Luiis Alloy.
A Boston drummer was recently taking
an order fromt a firm ini a Jersey town no
a great ways fiomil New' York, and whec
hie loft the store lie left behind him a moem
orandumn book, a lot, of cardls, and1( a photo
graph of a very good-looking lady. in tli
course of an hour lhe returned with anxious
step, ad said :
' Just, my careless way. I left may bool
and a phioographl here. It is tihe phioto
graph of my sister w~ho is dead, and
1)1z IIt very highly. Hlaven't seen it,hav
"YXes," repliedl the seninr iemuber of thi
firam; "'I had it in my hand o'hen Mr.
who lives in thme iiext town ablove, (droppe<
ini on anm errandio. lie caught sight of thm
p~hoto, and lie jumpujed two feet high an
swore like ai trooper. lie recognized it a
the picture of his wife I"
"'No." gasped tile dIromneir.
'"That's wvha t lie said. If you are i
brothier-iun-law then his wife may be you
sister. If you are0 not, and you can't mnak
him believe that lisa wife and~ your slste
were twins, you'd better have your shooteo
"'Woll, I never wvas worth a cent on ar
gument, and I guess l 'Il cateh the nex
trainl (out. It's miy sister, of course, bu
while I was CI conymcing that olu jealous(
p~atedl grandfather of the fact I might los
a big sale down the road. Can't mIss ni
sales these sharp tinies, you know. If
keed (Iown this alley' will bring mae to th
(lnorAl r~unam's Iuneln.
Onm 01n0 occasion General Putnam ace p~te
a challenge amid fixed the thne, and as hi
antagonist ap~proached lie was greeted witl
a shot from Putnam's gun a~t thirty rods
As Putnam was reloading his picce hi
adiversary apptroahced and saidl: 'What ar,
you about to (do Is1 this the conduct c
an American soldier and a man of hionori
I'What am .I about to (10? was the, reply o
- the General, 'A pretty question to puit ti
r a man you intemnd to murder! I am abou
to kill you, and it you do mnot fight In les
a time than it takes 01(1 leath to huann
'VTory you are a gouie dlog.' Of course thi
other turned arnd ran away. Thlc secom
affair was with a B ritishi oficer who chal
lemnged him11. Putnam acceptedl, rIxed thi
time and place; and when the Englishmial
ifound hmimi lie was seated near a barrel, ar
a parently containingL powdier, smoking hi
s pIpe. The General reqjuestedl him to taki
a seat on time other side0 of the cask, ani
a thmen act fire to a match commnicatil,
Swith time contents of the barrel. Th
officer looli ed at time burning fuse andI r(
tired. As ne moved off time General said
- 'You arc jmst as brave as I took you to h<
this Is nothing but 'a barrel of omnion
with a few grains of powder on the top, i<
Itry you by; but you don't like the smell.'
Activ.ty may comnit, some Injuries
.but hndlOeO Is sture to do no good.
m The mattock wIll make atleeper hol
in tha ponn than lightning.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
The truly great man is as apt to for
give as his power is able to revenge.
He who knows but one thing, or one
set of things, cannot be a wise man.
A word to the wise is always suffi
cient, but the trouble is so few are
To be popular is to be tudorsed in
the to-day and forgotten ir the to mor
Study books to know how things
ought to be; study men to know how
The whisper of a beautiful woman
can be heard farther than the loudest
yell of duty.
If you w ould never have a n evil deed
spoken of in conneetion with you,
don't do one.
In memory's mellowed light, we be
hold not the thorns; we see only the
A man too busy to take care of his
health Is like a inechanic too busy to
take care of tis tools.
A mian that keeps riches and enj oys
then 1 ', is like an ass that carries
gold i.. qats thistles.
When a man speaks the truth you
may count pretty surely that he pos
seslje most other virtues.
It is a great misfortune not to haye
enough wit to speak well,or not enough
Juidgmient t~o keep) silent.
True friends visit us In prosperity
only when invited, but in adversity
they coie Without Invitatio I.
"Look before you leap!" Bnt not
always, for otten when one has taken
time to look it is too late to leap.
An old bachelor is a traveler on
life's railroad, who has entirely failed
to make the proper connections3.
II is al ways better t' kojp out of a
quarrel 14han to make i up ever so ami
cably atler you have got into one.
III the eye of that Supreme Being to
whom our internal frame I8 uncov
ered, dispoAihions hold the place of ao
When is it dangerous to go to
church? When the organist is drown
ing the choir and a great gun of the
pulpit is firing away at the congrega
When you do not need help from
any one then any one will help you;
and when you do need help the world
is somehow always looking the other
No man ought to complain if the
world measures him as he measueos
others. To measure one with his own
yardstick In y be hard, but it is also
We should often have reason to be
ashamued of our most brilliant action i,
If the world could see the motives from
which Lhey spring.
Motives are better than actions. Men
drimt ito crime. O eylli they do more
than they enctenmLate, and of good
they contemplate i.oro than they da,
A mani's fortune should be the rle
for sparing and spending. E xtrava
-ancn may be supporte 1, not j siluld,
by a Ill eice.
Age is beautiful and wonderfully at
tractiive when In youth the soul wei
- conversant with truth. Its glories
abide in old age.
MenIal pleasures never cloy; unlike
- those or the body, they are increased
by repetition, approved by reflection,
aid strengthened by enjoyment.
A ckild thinks the stars blo somn on
the trees; when lie, climbi to the tree
top, he taneles they cluster on the
spire; lie finds, to reach them, he must
leave the earth a nmd go to heaveni.
Blessed is the man who has found
his work ; let huimi ask no other bless
ednoes. Know thy work, and do it;
and work at it like Hercules. One
monster thore is in the world, the Idle
The wise ones say there is nothinig
so hard to bear as .prosperity; but
most men would like to engage in some
hard work of-that description .just to
have a practical lillustratIon of tne ad
Ter truelst help which one can ren
derta mana, who has any of the lno
toitabke burdens of life to carry, is not
ttaehis burden oil, but to call out
his beet s!,rength that te may be able
to bear It.
T 1hat was a bright little boy who
Fspelled out time words of the text,
"Pray without ceasing,"'and that con
eluded not to show It to the minister
because he thought hiis prayers were
long enmoughi already.
Alnis a dupable anImal, Quacks in
meltdicaine, qutacks in religion, and
Squacks ini poiitics know thmis, and not
uptloni that knowledge. There is sear
Scly an y one who may not, lIke a trout
be imakenm by tickling.
All men andi women are, as Shake
pear e has said of them, merely players
-when we see theum upon time stage of
Lihe world ; that is when they are seen
any where except in the freedom aiid
unidressed intimacy of private life.
TIhe hi story of thle world teaches no
lessen witua more Impressive solemnity
hiani this: that the only safeguard of a
great intellect in a pure heart; thati
ev~ilie sooner tiakes possessioni of the
heart than folly commences the con
,quest of the mind,
SIt Is a secret, well known to all
Sgreat men, that, by conferring ati ob
Sligation they do not always procure a
Sfriend, but are certaIn of creating
T ihere is a signature of wisdom and
Ipower Immpressed upon the works of
(lou, which evidently disting'ilshes
bihemif from the feeble imitationis of
mmenm. Not only the splendor of the sunm
-but the gilimmering Light of the glow
Sworm, proclaims has glory.
Garner up pleasant thsoughits in your
1mInd; ior pieasant thought make pleas
aut liyes. Strive to see alt you can of
tuOe good and time beaudinul, so t~hat
bragnt, cheerful piosures may be fin
pressed oni ummory's taolemA, and giv.e
' ou miateials of which to think sunnuy
and lovely thoughts.
Thero is nothing that makes life
Ssweeter, nothing tnat gives one more
oncouragement in the midst oi hard
work, t han a loyal Iriendenip. it Is
tis tot makes at a mseanniens unspeak
abay base to put on te disgUines or
f riendshmip In order the better to serve