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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., JUNE 14, 1881. ESTABLISHED 1865.
The spring day rose from her sleeping
In the deep, din caverns of mist,
With the waiting voild to be keeping
Hor brief and beautiful tryst;
But her sweet oyes opened wooping.
As tho sunabine her pale lids kissed,
And thus she rose from her sloping
In the caverns of eastern mist.
The world bath dreamed of the meeting,
From the first of the farthoreat years,
But her hand was cold to his groeting,
And her eheeks were bitter witti tears,
Her voice was the wind repeating
The pain of the heart that hears;
But the world was glad of the n oting
To the last of the lingering years.
For forth from her tears came flowers,
And out of her grief delight,
And the buds swelled under thn showers;
Tho blorsoms, with sandals white,
Climbed up to their forest bowers,
From the broken soods and night,
Buit who could foretell the flowers,
Or sco in the grief delight.
Varlous were the conitnetis of the good
people of A-when the sign of Alfred
Keith, M. D., was first nailed upon the
window shutter. The old ladies wondered
If his cures were as infallible as Blink's
Panacea; the young ones if he was married
or handsonie, loved picnics and sleighing
parties; whilst the gontlemen of the village
positively declared that if lie was a young
physician, it was presumption to endeavor
to copete with old D)r. Smnith.
Buit a~las for the interest hanging around
young Alfred Keithl Had he enveloped
himself in mystery his ollice would soon
have filled with patients, bul, it was quickly
known that lie only came to A- in order
to increase, if possible, a very siell in
come; that lie had never prescribed a dozen
tinics in his life, and tat he wias to poor
and agreeable for mainmas with narriage
able daughters to care about cultivating his
But with none did Dr. Keith's voice har
monize so well as with Clara Graham's.
Clara was the belle of the village. Her
father wis the richest man, her mother the
proudest lady, and Clara the prettiest and
siaucient girl in the place.
Trhe sunuer-time sped on gaily and ru
mor said that the doctor and Clara were
engaged. The white jeesainne flowers
over a certain vine-covered piazza at the
side of Mr.Graham's houise might have con
firmed the report could they have spoken,
but Mr. Graham wias supposed never to
trouble himself with anything less import
ant than money, and bis lady was alto
nether too haughty a dame for the curious
to risk the fear of her displeasure by pry
ing questions. Had Clara been asked if
the report was true, she would undoubt d
ly have replied "Yes," with such a comical
ly erious face tant no one would have for a
moment believed her.
Not that she was ashamed of marrying a
poor muan, as Alfred Keith undoubtedly
was; but the egnstive delicacy of the
young girl shrunk fromi having her love
talked and jested about.
One afternoon a party f village gossips
happened to assemble at Mrs. Jackson's,
wherq the doctor boarded, and the conver
sat ion turned upon the visits of a gentleman
to the place, who was supposed to be an
adnirer of Clara Graham's.
" They do say lie Is very rich; but one
can't tell now-a-days. whether a man has
ioney or not,; fine feathers make such fie
birds," said old Mrs. Patterson.
" Well, then, he need not be coming to
see Clara Graham; for, take my word for
it, she will never noarry a poor man," re
plied Mrs. Jackson, putting the half kit
stocklig up towards the wmndow, in the
deee) evechig twilight, to take up a stitch.
"I thought theo doctor here had an eye
on her,'' said another, looking at him and
lauighhiig; "' but you cut your wisdom teeth
before'fou camne here, didn't .01u, doctor I
She would have dismissed you with a smiile
ada bow like a quemn."'
Alfred Keith lauighedl, and said there was
11o danger of Miss Giahiam's dicarhng
hhna ; but att the samie time he felt rather
"'Could Chara be ashamed of the engage
ncnt, that she insisted upon Its beinig kept
so 'jmet I" asked he, mentally. Hie had
tol her frankly of his small dependence;
but old D~r. Smith was nearly superanu
jltedl, and lisa own practice was increasing
daily. Clara had declared herself perfectly
willing to sh'are his simaI t ortuni ; but her
lover's praide ha'd of ten chafed t hat lie must
ask such a tacrifico from her. Th'le evening
after the tea-drinking 'l. Mrs. Jackson'r,
Clara met Dr. Keith at a pmiy. She was
tihe gayest of the gay, and coi.:'"antly ad
tended( i3 thc stranger to wvhomj aslhasioni
ha'h been mnade the afternoon before.
"' What do you think, Clara ? Mary Hlay
is going to marry young Abbott," said( a
friend by her sidle.
"Poor Mary I how shge is throwing her
self atway. Why, lie is as poor as a church
mouse; and as to this love in a cottage, It
is more romantic thanm comfortable," was
the laughing rejoinder.
"I think Mary wvillibe very happy,
though ; she is not ambitious, and is accus
tomned to sacriflct.s. If she loves Mr. Ab
biolt, all these pietty trials will be light,"
repliedh her friendl.
Clara gave a groan, threw up her hianid
aiid eyes with much earne~aness, andl said
" Poor little innocent thing I You know
nohbig at all aboiut it. How can love ex:
ist through the soap-.sud~s of washing-day.
And where is the romance of sweeping
fromi garret to collar waith a whiite piocket
handkerchief tlvd around one's heaid, or
burninig one's hands and~ arin preseiving
tune ? Oh no I let me marry a rich iman,
whoi( enn affordl to keep ser vants for all this.
A p)or mani, Inldeed I lie would he the
dleathi of me."
Careless words, carelessly spoken, but
how hitter thme fruits.
Dr. Keith was standing ne: r Clara at the
timie. Th'ie gossipi of the afternoon before
had iade him suspicIous. lie feared the
feelings dirl inienace Clara, mind that she
had repoiited her promilse to imi. lIe
drew near to her, amid said, in a low voice,
"Are you serious, Miss Grahatm?''
''As a judge I" was the laughing reply.
'rho aniioyance of the lover increased,
and lie said with arperity, " If I wvas en
gaged to a young lady who really enter
tainied these sentiments, I nh uid lbe most
happy for a release.'"
Clara looked up In surrriae, but seeing'
how seriously lie had taken her trillinig, she
answered, as the haughty flash monte t., ,
'irck and brow, "And I should be too
happy to releaso hhn."
A moment after she wouldi havn given
anything to have boon able to recall what
she had just said in the Impulse of anger,
but it was too late. Dr. Keith had moved
to another part of the room, and the con
versation was soon changed by the party.
In a short time the chafed lover bowed
his adieux to his hostess, saying there was
a sick child whom he must visit that night,
a few hours before he had Ussuaed the dis
tressed mother that it was but a cold ailing
the infant; but now one might judge that
it Was threatened with an incipient scarlet
fever. Mrs. Jones' baby received one visit
more that ught than it would have done,
had it not have been for Clara Graham's
And how fared it with Clara? She was
unusually gay after her lover's departure,
but one might judge that she expected some
one by the anxiety with which she watched
the opening of the door. The Ilush which
mounted to 1her brow died away, leaving
only a bright spot on each cheek, and an
unusual brilliancy in her eyes.
" Why, Miss Graham, are you ill?"
asked the lady of the house, as Clara's hand
touched hers in putting down a vase of
flowers. It was Icy cold, whilst the fever
spot on her face burned hotly.
"I do not feel well, but a night's sleep
will restore all, I hope," said Clara.
But there was no sleep for Clara that
night. She reached home in a fever of an
ger and excitement. She could recognize
no reason why Dr. Keith should take her
Jesting words so seriously. In her indigna
tion she forgot how much reason she had
given for offense, though unintentionally;
how sensative a poor nian is who loves.
Clara was one of those peculiar natures, the
very depth of whose alfecion makes them
undemonstrative. She forgot that lie did
not know, as weil as she, how bravely her
sirong hoart would battle out the world's
',rials with hini by her sitie.
'I'he night passed in this conflict between
resentment and love, and the morning
found her wearied out and weeping. After
an hour or two of unrefreshing sleep, she
irose and hurried through her toilette. But
her haste was uunecessary. The leaves of
her niusic-books had been turned; the
plants in the window had the (ead leaves
plucked off, and placed towards the sun,
one piece of sowing after another was
thrown aside, and still Dr. Keith did not
mnake his appearance.
Clara felt angry again, A few hours bo
fore had be come she would frankly have
acknowledged her thoughtlessness; but
now, at the ring of the door-bell, the old
haughty spirit rose up as she thought, "He
has been giving me time to repent, I sup
pose ;" and her manner chilled to iciness.
Although she knew the voice and step
perfectly well, Clara sat unmoved in her
room till the servant announced Dr. Keith.
She arose with the most imperturable
calmness, and brushed off the snips of
ophyr-worsted which cluiing to her dress,
as if to her own heart she would not ac.
knowledge her excited feelings.
When Clara entered the parlor her lover
was standing looking out of the window,
with his back to the door. Whether it was
that her light footstep was unheard, or that
he was determined that she should speak
first, Clara could not determine. For the
moment her impulse was to go up and
place ther hand on his shoulder, but pride
for bade her, s she only said, coldly,
"Good morning, Dr. Keith.
Clara drew up her tall figure, then took
her seat, and carelessly turned over the sofa
cushion against which she was leaning.
"Will you -be seated Sir,?"
"Thank you, no. I called, Miss Graham,
to release you from an engagement, which
by your own avowal, was irxsome to yor.
it. is not so great a curse, after all, this
being poor; one finds out so soon how little
suci' a pretty thing as a heart is worth,'
Clara sat with 1her eyes fixed unquailing
ly on his face ; and( except that at, this last
taunt the bright alpot sprung to her check,
and1( the lines of her flexible nmouth grow
wonderfully rigidl, she gave iio sign of the
death throes in heriheart.
"You wvill remnember, if you please, sir,
thast I have before said I should1( be most
happy to be released. 1 see no chance of
happiness in our union ;" andl she arose and~
bowed haughtily to her lover..
le had hopedi that whenc lie went in
Clara would have made some apoloity, bit
now that wvas all over ; so coldly bidding
her good morning, lie dleparted.
And Clara, p)oor Clara I she was not, one
to give way to violent weening; but she
threw herself on the sofa, buried her head
in the cushions, andi after one decep groan
lay lhke one deadl. A long time after she
a~roS sm dwent uip-stairs; hut to) both din..
ner and tea shte excnsed hiermelf on tee plea
of is severe headache. Whmen- her mother
stoppled in her room before retirIng that
iiighit, she was alarmed rat Claras's iippear
anice, and sent for Dr. Sm th who p~ro
niounicedi hier dangerously ill.
Day after daiy she lingered in a violent
fever ; and when she rose froml her sick-|
bed her mother asked no questions as to
thme absence of Dr. Keith, for she had
gained intelligence eaongh, not from
Claria's ravings, but from the heart,-broken
voice ands look of her sick child.
Years have passedl, and D~r, Keith, the
bachelor, Is a rich man in the village ; and
the oiice gay, proud Clara is Ciara Grahaim
Full of a Chiurch Towe~r.
.A fortnight ego half of the tower of the
cathedral church of St. John, Chester,
England, fell wilth a crash of mnasoniry and
clangor of bells. Tlhe tower rose to a
height of 150O feet, mand was a landmark for
the surrounding country. An inmnense
crack, which exteo.ded from the summit to
the base for years p~ast, had, after the rigors
of the past wiiter, opened more widlely,
and the whole towver liad givemn such signs
of insecurity int the authorities of the
church had1( takeii steps to repiair It. Tlhese
precaultions camne too late, however, for on
the inorth side the tower was evidhently
giving wamy, and was pronounced unsafe
by the builder enigagedi on the work. Tlhe
church itself, and the abbey adjoining,
(date from Saxon times, and the tower,
biuillt of thme red sandstone (of the district,
1mn the early Enghshl style of architecture,
wais one of Its most beautIful featurce, In
the tower was a peal of eight bells, the
most, melodIous in the city, and five of
these lie buried in the ruins, whaile the
other three arec suspended In thme belfry by
thme most slender hupp~hort. Thme body of
the church has not suffered, except to a
slight, extent, the tower beinig Isolated from
it. 'l-he most sernous loss is the dlestruc
lion of a massive and beautiful early Eng
lish nnornh and ,rainway_
Ihe Pennsylvania Railroad,
"The Pennsylvania railroad," says Post
master-UeneralJanes, "haB always shown
more public spirit in its connectiob with
the government than any of the great trunk
lint a I don-t know that I ought to say
that, " he reflected, "bcc4use I may not
have had the same demands to make upon
any of the other lines; but the Penusylva
nia railroad won my heart when it assisted
us in the Australian mail service on at least
"l'io first was when the Cunard st caier
Abysinia was going to sail from New York
at 7 o'clock in the morning, and the Atis
tralian mail was not due at Jersey City till
7:39. 1 went to Francklyn, the agent of
the steamship line, and asked him to hold
the steamer. le said it was impossible,
because he must cross the. bar before 8
o'clock. 'Well,' said I, 'can't you wait
outside?' 'It might storm,' said he, 'and
I could not promise it.'
Now, the government of New South
Wales had just extended a subsidy to the
Pacific Mail Steamship company to carry
the mail from Sydney to Sau Francisco,
while the British government, jealous of
our maritime company, had subsidized the
Peninsula and Oriental Steamship cenipany,
which takes the mail through the Red Sea
and the Suez Canal. I desired that our
steaiships should beat the British steam
ships in getting that mail to London.
''I went up into the office of the Piesi
dent of the United Railroad company, Mr.
Dennis, and stated my case. Sidd he:
'Col. Thomas A. Scott is at this moment
in his office, and we will telegrapb him.'
So lie telegraphed that the postmaster of
New York was there. 'What does the
postmaster of New York want ?' said Col.
" 'Cannot you hurry up the Pacific ex
piess, and get into Joisey City before 7
o'clock, so we can get out the Australian
mall ' 'What time does the Australian
mail anrive?' answered Scott. 'Certainly
at 7 o'clock.' 'Then,' cane the reply, 'the
Pacific express will be in the Jersey City
depot at 6:30.' I gave myself no more
concern on the question, and next morning
at 0 o'clock the train came driving in, and 0
we got off the Australian mail, put it on
the Abysinla, and beat the Oriental mail
s-.rvice to London three days. ' i
"On another occasion they delivered the c
mail for us at extra time over the whole V
length of the Pennsylvania railroad, and
we had a tug ready at the end of the slip
which we fastened to theend of the steam
or as she was slowly going down the bay, j
and we got the mail matter on board, and
woula have beat the Red tsea line twenty
four hours, bi.t the British post-office ,
would not hold the mail train at Queens- a
Lown fifteen minutes. We had- signalled I
themn to wait; that we had the colonial
mail, and they just went off fifteen minutes 0
ahead, and left our mail matter there 0
Farmere Houses. a
Many of our farmer friends in the st-ite
will doubtless build new houses this year,
md to such we will throw out a few prac- t]
,ical hints for them to consider:
Build with the intention of making a u
permanent home for yourself and your a
,hild after you. Do not build a home for a
iome one else to occupy; therefore have it
atted to your own wants. h
Having decided to build, first consider d
what rooms you want, and then etiniate
rour means for providing them. Don't
mortgage the farm for the sake of living in
I new house.
Build thorough. Commence at the bot
om with a good foundation or cellar-wall, S
is this is a matter of first importance. It
will be cheaper in the end and give more
tisfaction to build of goad substantial
naterials, and in a thorough manner, than
o build of cheap stuff by the job.
The numbmer ot i-oins each one mustb
]ecidle for himself-some will want more,u
>thers less, but sce to it-and if you feelu
rourself unfitted for the -task, consult cite
3xperienicedi In building-that they are well i
urranged. Tlhe rooms most in use, kitchen,
lying-room and (lining-room, should have
)recedence over those only used occasion
So arrange the rooms that the cellar anda
sh utnber can both be reached from the kit- 5
acn, even if you have, wvhat every one Ii
tiouki have, stairs in time fronit entry.' We
maye seeni houses in which the only en
~rance to the cellar from in (leers was ulnder
hle front, stairs, twenty or thirty feet from
By all means make provision for enter
ing the cellar from out-of-dc rs, for the pur
pose of carrying in and removing barrels,
ar inythimg else. L
I f possible, the partitions of the first story
ihoumld he directly under those cf the uppera
story, for the purpose of securing solidity
snd firmness to time entire structure.
Keep the nouse well painted inside as
well as out. in all cases we wouild advisee
the ceetion of two story ho'uses. Th'le ex
ti-a expenise over an ordilnary stor-y-and-a
half house, is very trilling;t and the better
accoanmodationms of the second stor-y,|cspe
cially Is, as is geticrally the case, they arec
used as sleeping-rooms, will more than
compel~nsate for the adhtionial expense.
Slot'nmess In the car-s.
Many persons, especially ladies, arc great I
sufferers from that form of naiusea and a
headache kmiowvn as "car sickness." A f
journey by i-all has foi- them all taie dit- g
comfort, andi suffering that an ocean voyage a
has to a majority 01 travelers. Thei effects1
af the motion of the car range fiom a mildl I
disturbance of the stojnachi andl aii acconi -
panying headache to "(deathily sickness,''"
with intense nausea iand compl)ete prostra-t
tion, accordiing to the condition qnd senms4-t
tiveness of the victim. In the lightest
formi the sensation is sufilciently unpleasati
to make travel by rail thoroughly (diB
agreeable ; in its worst, and by no meansa I
unconmmon typ~e, it invests this necessary
and( conveiment "methmod of journeying with
dread and despair. A siniple and( hiarmiless
preventive of car sickness has recenmtly
come to the knowledge of the writer, n-<
dier circumstanices that leave no0 douibt of
its ellicacy with some persons ; andt if the
device will work equally well in other
eases, a knowledge of it ought certainly. to
be spread abroad. It Is at least worth a
trial of all who, suffers inconvenience in
traveling. A lady who hasd occasion to
take a sho~rt trip on the Lowell road--anld
she never travels by rail for pleasuro-was,
a tis uisual with her, as throughly sick
as ever a landsanan Is on tile 'heavmng deep,'
by the time site had riddeni a dozen miles.
'The conductor of the palace car Who was ap
parenitly very familiar wit h such cases,
old the suiterer's companion that a sheet of
writng paper, worn next to the person,
lirectly over the chest, was a sure preven
,Ive of the trouble in nine cases out of ten.
Le had recommended it to hundreds of
ravelers, and rarely know It to fail. The
)rescription seemed very much like a
'charm"- a horse chestnut carried in the
)ocket to ward off rheumatism, or a red
tring around the neck to prevent bleeding
it the nose. But It was simple, and could
it least do no harm. For the return trip. a
beet of common writing note paper was
astened inside the clothing, as directed.
tesult-a perfectly comfortable journey,
vithout a hint of the old sickness that had
or-years made travel by rail a terror. It
vas s like a superstition, or a happy acci
lent, however, that the lady would not ac
opt it as real until subjected to a more
overe test. This came in a day journey to
4ew York, and that hardest trial of all-a
ilaht trip in an "alleged" sleeping car.
3oth were taken in triumph. The "charm"
vorked. And the lady writes: "The (lay
ourney was a perpetual wonder and (10
Ight to me. I could sit up and read, and
ook at the landscape through which we
virled, and act as other people do: And
till I didn't feel ready to confess to a cure
iutil I had tried the sleeping car, which
as always been a horror to me. But even
itere the '-pAll' worked. I ate a hearty
upper im the dining car-and kept it I
iept soundly all night,got up as comforta
'le, and dressed with as level a head and
a steady a hand as though I had been in
iy own room. Read until breakfast time
-a thing I had never before done on the
ars--aui I was hungry for my morning
leal. It is really wonderful, almost too
ood to be real. Feor the first time in my
fe I have experienced the pleasure of
raveling. I wish that conductor to be
pecially thanked. I wish also that
knew his name. I would like to call
lie Lord's particular attention to hii case,
id don't want to make any mistake and
ave the blessing descend upon the wrong
Ian." If this should meet the eye of the
1iicial In questihn, will he please consider
imsclf thanked? To the scientific guessers is
,ft the explanation of thispeeuliar potency
f a sheet of paper. And,as a further possi
he centribution to the welfare of qualmish
avelers, it is suggested whether the
harm would not work equally well in pro
enting sea-sickness. The* experiment is
Drtainly worth trying.
"Nune t'ro Tune."
In the early dava of California history,
udge B. was the Judge of the Flrit
istance In the town of 8,anta Cruz. Tne
idge, like many old .Californians, was
>nd of hot whiskey a, night; and would
times, with a circle of dougenial friends,
eep watch until morning; in consequence
f which his brain would be slightly
iuddled when he went on the bench. On
ne occasion, after a nigh of deep potations,
Spaniard was brought before him to be
*ied for horse stealing- a crime punishable
that time by death. The judge, but a
iort time previous, had a valuable horse
,olen from his stables. The defendant
'as a hard-foatured, wretched specimen of
ie genius greaser; and when the judge
eard the indictment read, he took one
usteady but searching look at himi, and
kid: "J. B., stand upl I believe you
re the scoundrel wh) st I - my horse.
he sentence of this court is, that you be
anged by the neck until you are dead
"Iut, your honor," says the District
.ttorney, " the man has not been tried."
The judge sternly said. "Sit down. sir;
is court knows Its business, and don't
,ant any of your impertinence. Mr.
[ieriff, see the judgment executed ii
Lediately. This court stands adjourned."
The officers of the court and spectators
ere astounded, but they know the temper
the old man too well to trifle with him
his prelent condition, so nothing could
doine but to remand the prisoner to jail,
Ltil the judge should sober up.
After the adjournment, the officers of the
>ur~t determined amiong themselves to
rye the judgment duly entered up) by the
erk, andl that the sheriff make a return
mat lie had executed the defendant. Next
orning the judge went on the bench
>b)er, and glancing over the calendar,I
died the ease of the P'eople v: J. B. Thei
ieriff repliedl. " Your honor, the man
is been hung."
"hIung!i" replhed the judge, "' how is
mat V there has been no trial yet."
"NO, your honor," repliedl the clerk,
but your honor yesterday waved the trial
id senteucedl the de~fendanitt and peremp
irihy ordered the sheriff to immediately
irry the sentence of the court, into exocu
on ; and it was (lone.''
'' Umnph" s ays the judhge, ''never mind
-let the trial proceded nunc pro tune
I orders antd judgmnen's of the courts must
e justifled by due and~ legal proceedings
The judige was in earnest, the joke was
ided, and nothing remaiined but, to bring
ithe pirisriner for trini. It, need not be
did that the sentence of the court was
istifled ; nd~ that shortly a ft er there was
noc less horse-thief in that, part of the
Frean in ater epn in lthe Atlantic.
One of the most, remarkable dlisplays of
atuire may be seen oni the Atlantic coast,
ighiteen miles south of St. Augustine. Off
intnas Inlet, andl three miles from shore,
manuniothi fresh- waiter sprinag gurgles up
rom1 the dlepth of the oceani with such force
ndl voluie as to attract the attentioni of
11 who conie in its iimmedilate vicinity.
'lis fountain is large, bold and turbulent.
t is noticeablhe to (ishermn and others pats
ing in small boats along near the shore.
Por any years this wonderful and miys
rious freak of nature hams been known to
he people of St. Augustinendi~ those living
long the shor e, and somie of the supersti
11ous OneCs hlave b~een taught to regard it,
vith a kind of reverential awe, or holy
morror, as the abiode of sup~lenatura l ifl.
Onces. When the waters of the ceani in
ia vieinity are otherwise cnan and tranquil
iie uphieaving andl troubled appearance of
he water shows unmtistakaible evidences
>f ihternal commotions. An area of abmout
maif an acre shows this troubled aippear
mee-somethiling similar to the boiling of a
y'asherwomian's kettle. Six or eight years
igo Coimmodore liitchcock of the United
states Coast Survey, waS plassing this pliace
nad his attentin was directed to the springs
iy the upheavings of tihe water, whici
,hrow is ship from her course'as she en
ered the spring, is curiosity becominug
xcited by this circumstance,h act to work
o examiuie the ;aurroundings, d( found six
Fathoms of water every where n the vicini
ty, while the sprang Itself was ahimost
Le0sou in Love Making.
Don't love too many at once.
Don't do your spooning in public.
Ulve your little brother taffy, and get
him to bed before your chap.calls.
Recollect that 4 wedding-ring on your
finger is worth a good many of them in
Try to find out-by some means whether
your intended knows how to earn a decent
living for two.
Be reasonable; don't expect a man work
ing for $8 a week to furnish you with re
served seats at the opera every other
Don't be afraid to show the man of your
choice that you love him-provided, of
course, lie love' you. Love is a double
sided sort of concern,and both have a part
Don't try to bring too many suitors to
your feet. ''lhey have feet as well as you
have, and you may see one pair of feet
walking off from vou sonic day you would
be very glad to call back.
Keep your temper, if you expect your
other-half-in-law to keep his. If lie doesn't
suit you, give him the ticket-of-leave. If
lie does not suit you, don't expect him to
put up with your humors.
Deal carefully with bashful lovers; lead
them gradually to the point (of proposal,
of course), but don't let thenm suspect what
you are at, or they might faint on your
hands, or go crazy oi the spot.
It is said lovers' quarrels always end
with kisses. This is partly true; but if
you are not careful those little spats you
indulge in may end in the kisses you covet
being given to some other girl I
If it is possible, try to suit your sisters,
cousins, aunts, grandfathers, neighbors,
friends and acquaintances when you hap
i)cn to fall in love. If you can't suit them
all, don't worry, for the thing has never
been done yet.
If you ute powder, don't give yourself
away. For instance, it would be well to
spread a lundkerchief over the shoulder of
his broadcloth before you lean thereon. lie
will be too green, depend on it, to suspect
the reason. If his mustache happens to
look a little powdery, there are several
ways in which it could be brushed off.
Don't iniagine that a husband cau live
as lover does-on kisses and moonlight.
Ue will come hone to his meals hugry as
a bear, and any little knowledge of cookery
N ou caii pick up during courtship is about
the best provisio-n you can make for future
Remember that nature has put every
mLau under the necessity of having a
mother, and that the latter is not in any
way to blame if she is regarded as the bit
Ler part of a sugar coated matrimonial
p)ill. If you feel in duty bound to be her
iworn Wnemy, postpone this duty till you
know something about her.
Don'% seek advice in love-affairs from
rin old maid who has been crossed in love,
i bachelor who has been jilted, a woman
who married her husbaud's pocket-hook,
3r a nan 'who happens to be henpecked.
Don't confide in your girl friends: l Ito ko
it secret in a love-affair would kill them.
Don't consult your minister; he'll have the
marriage-fee in view. If you go to your
family physician, lie will say your liver is
:dfected in place of your heart. If you
inust got instructions from somebody, why
tot ask your mother how she used to man
tge things with your father? True love
.idn't run any smoother in old times than
t (toes to-day, and, since she knows how
t is nerself, we can't think, Just now, of
ny better way to advise you.
The art of renewiniz books is a most
lelcate one, and employs all the skill of
-xperienced workmen.=When used in a
legitimate way, to* pres erv and enrich
some~ valuable trearuro-trove discoved in a
attered condition, a skillful workman ap
iies with tender care a bituminous solvent
,o its raggedi edges, and literally incorpo
ates--by a paper making process--each
nouldering pageC into a broad lent of tine
trong paper. T1his is termed '"enlarging, "
mud is a lofty dlepartmenlt in thme art of
)inding. rhcn the once ragged fragment
roes through thme process of binding in
Itussia or calf, gilding, tooling, niarbling,
md1( takes its place as the pride of the book
ahelf. When part of the (iottonman Library
w .s burned in 1731, some valuable mnanu
Icripts were by the influence of the fire
irawni iinto almost a solid ball. Some of
hose rescued were given over to thie cn
irger and may be considered the brightest,
rmnmphs of the art. They may now be
r~en at the lBritish Museumi. But there
ire other processes of renewmng which are
-carcely so honorable naimely thle inanufac
us e ot rare or early editions of old authors.
1'his ms doine by staining tl.e pa'per imita
ting closely the (decorateli capitals, andl
reprinting accurately all de''ects. Tlhme pro.
luction of first folios of Shakespe rc has
be-en a profit ible piece of buinelas . Paris
is the center of the renewing tradie though
It is also pi acticed to a small extent In Eng
mnd- Apropos of renewing, nmany collec
tors scorni its aid(, and will only purchase
imperfect, copies. At a large book sale,
where many mutilated volumes had sold
very well, one lot, found very languid bid
dhers on which the autioneer exclaimed:
"Only ?30 offered for this valuable booic
gen tlemen, a most, curious book, and qmic
imperfect." At another auictioni, at the
begman-ng of tihe century, an original editdon
of Bloccaccio, prinited in Venice, andi of
which therm we re only known to be two
copies In existence, was se Id for ?220; and
a D~idot lloraice brought ?140.
Imperfees, E~yes amnon c Nohool Chsildren.
Three years ago the Philadelphia Medical
Bo iety ap~poinitedl a comnmittee to investi
gate the condition of the eyes of the
children in the city schools, T1he report
of the comiittee was read by the chair
man, D~r. -ltisley, at a recent meeting of the
society. The committee had examined
about 2,000 pasirs of eyes. The condition
o. thiose examined, D)r. Rtieley said, had
p~rovedh better than hadl beenm expected by
the comnmittece. The cae of impaired
sight ranged from 25 perT cenit. among the
smaller children to 40 per cent. among the
older scholars. Thec average of dliseasedi
eyes rangedl correspiondingly from 30 to 60
per cent, Thue instances where ary blame
attacheui to the Board of 2ducation or their
sectional boardis for want of care for the
eyes of the children were only two, one of
which was thie case of the primary practic
ing class in the Normal School. Th~e room
is lighued by one large western w~ndow,
which, owig to the position of tihe deski
and the master's table, the children are
obigred to face.
A Bee Story.
I had an improved back yard. I went
through a seed store and bought a sample
of everything that would grow in this cli
mate. The result was a perfect tangle of
flowers and things, from the overgrown sun
flower to a for-got-me-not. Mrs. Bricktop
is very proud of our garden,and while gush.
ing over it tjie other morning, a happy
thought worked its way under her back
hair : "What a delightful thing it would
be to have a hive of bees, and raise our
own honey, as well as everything else 1"
I have thought that woman inspired ever
since she convinced me that I couldn't do
better than marry her This was an origi
nal, bold idea; a happy thought. I prom
ised her a hive of bees, and wont to busi
ness with a lighter heart, 4ud firmer belief
in the genuineness of home comforts and
I bought a hive of honey bees and bt ought
it home with me that very night. It was
one of those patent hydrostatic, back-action
hives, in which the bees have pecnliar ac
commodations and all the modern improve
mnents. It was a nice little hive, none of
your old-fashioned barn-sized affairs. It
even had windows in it, so that the bees
could look out and see what was going on,
and enjoy theniselves. Both myself and
Mrs. 1. were delighted; and before dark
I arranged the stand for the hive in the
garden, and opened the bay windows so
that the bees could take an early start and
get to business by sunrise next morning.
Mrs. B. called me honey several tunes
during the evening, and such sweet dreams
as we had !
We intended to be up early next morn
ing to see how our little birds too to our
[lowers; but a good half hour before we
probably should have done so we weie
awikened by the unearthly yells of a cat.
Mrs. B. leaped from her downy couch, ex
claiming, "what can be the matter with
our yellow Billy?" Tue yells of anguish
convinced us thatsoiething more than ordi
nary was the the matter with him, and o we
hurried into our toilets. We rushed into
our backyard, and oh, what a sight met
our astonished gaze I The sight consisted
of a yellow cat that appeared to be dohug
its best to make a pin-wheel of itself, le
was rolling over and over in the grass,anon
darting through the bushes and foliage,
standing on his head,and then tryingto drive
his tail into the ground, and all tihe while.
keeping up the most confounded howling
that was ever heard
"That cat is mad," said Mrs. B. af
"Why shouldn't he be I the bees are
stinging him," said I, comprehending the
trouble. Mrs. B. flew to the rescue of her
cat, and the cat flew at her. So did the
bees. One of them( drove his drill into her
nose, another vaccinated her on the chin,
while another began to lay out his work
near her eye. Then she howled, and be
gan to act almost as bad the cat. It was
qilte an animated scene. She cried mur
tier, and the neighbors looked out from
their back windows and cried out for the
Dolice. and asked where the fire was. ThIa
being a trifle too much. I throw a towel
over my head and rushed to her rescue. In
doing so, I ran over and knocked her down,
trod upon the eat, and madc matters no
better. Mrs. B. is no child on a wrestle,
and she soon had me uitder her, and wa s ten
oerly stamping down the garden-walk with,
ny head using my ears for handles. Then I
yelled, and some of the bees came to her
assistance, and stung me all over the face.
In tle ieantinie the neighbors were
shouting, and getting awfully excited over
the show while our servant, supposing us
fighting, opened the basement door and
admitted a policeman, who at once pro
ceeded to go between man and wife. Tihe
'bees hadn't got at Mrs. B's tongue yet, and
she proceeded to show the policeman
that I had abused her In tihe most shamoful
manner and that I had bought, a halve o1 bees
on purpose to torment, here into the grave.
I triedl to explam; but just then a beti
stung the othicer on the nose, and lhe uinder
stood it all ini less than a minute. lie got
mad1( andl actually lost his temp~er. le
rubbed his nose and1( (lid Some official cuts
slng. But as this didn't help matters *any,
lie dIrew his club anmd p'roceedled to de'mol
ish that patent, bee-hilve. Tlhae bees failed
to recognize his badge of ofle~e, anmd just
swarmed on him They stung wherever
lie had no1 clothing, and in somec places
where lhe did have it. Tlhen lie howled
antd commnenced acting after the manner of
the cat anad its mistress, lie rolled on the
groundi for a muomeint andi then got, up andi
mlade for thme street,, shouting "'fire." Then
the bees turned to the people who had
c~led uponi the fenice to see the fun.
Th'len they had some funi. Windoiws wont
dlown, and sonic of the neighbors acted as
thbough a 20 mch shell was about to explode.
By this time a fire-engine arrivedl, and a
hue of hose wss taken thr)mgh the house
luto the back yard. One of the huosenien
asked where t~he fire was; but just then
onie of the bees hit him behind the car, and
hie Knew. Th'ley tuirned a stream upon that
hialf-wrecked bee-hive and began to "phay
away" with one hmandl and fight bees wthh
the other, lBut the waiter had the desired
effect, and those bees were sou amongst
the things that were. A terribile crowd had
gathered in the mean tine ini front of thme
house, but a large portion of It, followed the
flying policeman, who was rubbing his af
fected patrte, and making tracks for the
station house and1( a surgeon.
Tlhis little adlventure somehow dlampenedl
our enthiusiasm regarding the dlehghit of
mnaking otn own honey. D~urlng the next
week we ' re milk and water poultices
pretty ardently, but not a wordl was saidl
about honey ; and now Mrs. B. has gone to
stay a week with her inot'.er, leaving me
and the convalescent cat; and the tickled
neighbors to enjoy our own felicity.
Shoop Tht, Travel.
Traveling sheep are anothcr of the llt
tutions of the colony in Southlern Austra
lia. In a pastoral country like this thaeie
must of necessity always be numbers of
"stock" changing hands; thus,- sheep and
cattle may be met, abnost, eve ry day p~ass
lng froin one station to another. lBy law,
sheep aro compehledi to travel six miles per
(lay; cattle nine miles; and horses twenty.
Sheep are often mect with traveling for
"feed" that is, the owners thereof, having
over stocked their ruins, find the grass
fallhng; so they scnd a large mob of sheep
off to some imaginary buyer, some lhun
dIreds of miles off. choosing of course the
route by which they will pick up most
grass. A fter sauntering 'along for a month
or two, perhaps the rain has come; and
there being now plenty of grass, tihe shiep
are brought home by a roundabout way.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
Evil thoughts are worse enemies
than lions or tigers ; for we can keep
out of the way of wild beasts. but
bad thoughts win 'their way every
Anger may be foolish and absurd;
one may be irritated when in the
wrong, but a man never fools out
raged unless In some respect he Is at
the bottom right.
A man who thinks it foolish to re
ward his wife's devotion with kind
words and caresses is the same one
who wonders why it is that'women
sometimes go wrong.
It is strange how often it occurs
that the person who thinks he know.
most about a business Is one who b as
never been engaged in it.
The surest way to attain success In
life, accordiug to the elder Pitt, is to
be as regular and eareful to the books
you read, as of your dinner.
How many can adopt the dying
words of Payson as their own living
words, "I long to hand a full cup o
happiness'to every human being I"
Much misconstruetion and bitter
ness are spared to him who thinks
naturally upon what he owes to others,
rather than what he ought to expect
To protect ore'4 Sltf against the
storms of life, marriage with a good
woman is a harbor in the tempest ;
but with a bad wo nan It proves a temu
pest in the harbor.
1 Neglect no woman nerely because
she is plain looking; for beauty is to
woman but what saltpetre Is to beef
it gives it an erpearance, but imparts
to it no ruish.
As the shadow In early morning, so
is friendship with the wicked; it
d vin-e t,by ifon-. But trien ishio wi h
the goud increases like the evening
shadowa, till the sun of life sets.
Nothing but frank iutercourse with
Independent minds, nothing but d's
ens-don on equal terms, will keep a
thin ker- Intellectually humble and
coislious of fallibility.
One of the best rules for getting on
easily-in the world Is to let the mind
dwell upon the beautiful and good
things of life, and to think as little as
-possible of falsehood and wicked
What man believes that he will do;
and if lie has no faith to guide his
practice and impel him to aetion, he
will only diift-and no man drifted
*into a good and useful life, certainly
itot Into salvation.
If you want knowledge you mu
toll for it ; if food, you must toll r
it; and if pleasure you must toll or
it. Toll Is the law. Pleasure mes
through toil and not by el andul
genie and indolence. Wlelu 0 e gets
to love work his life Is a happy
once 1ha)pinss a necessarily the
supremo object of our desires and
duty the supreme rule of our actions,
there can be no harmony In our be
Ing except our happiness coineides
with our duty.
One Pamnpelus, being asked hisopin
lon of the 3mnians, who were glut
tons, repllep:-"''Their conversation is
just what that of pots would be if they
had a voie--naiely, how much each
We are always more disposed to
laugh at nonsense than at genuine wit,
because the nonsense Is more agre -
able to us, being more comlformable to
our natures; fools love folly and wise
men love wisdom.
Oftentimes could we wish that we
had held our peaco when we have
spoken, and that we had not been In
aomupany. Why do we talk so' will
ingly, when notwithstanding we sel
demn return to silence without hurt of
~,Manm is an intellectual creature, in
deed but he is more sentimontal than
intellectual-that is, he is more a
ernature of feelings than of thought.
Haylig iuund some dominant feelinugs
that are noble, his success is assured.
When you see an old man'Aig~ble,
m1il1(, equal, content and good humor
ed, be sure that in his youth he has
been just, generous and forbearing,
[3n his old age lie d'es not lament the
past nor dread the future. He is
like the evening or a flne day.
In marrying, men should seek hap .
py, cheerful women. The sweetest
and the Ioveliest wives are those who
possess the mnagie secret of being hap
py under any and every oiroumstance.
Allow no aspersion on your charac
ter to remain disproved, no matter
how low its origin may be; foul wa
ter has the same effect, wheth sr' it is
thrown upon you by the mistress or the
Ihad not men a reasonable degree of
confidence in one another, did they
really believe that "all are liars," as
some croakers afirm, no society or
organisation could hold together
fur a day.
A woman from her sex and charac
ter, has a claim to many thlugs be
sides shelter, food, and clothing. She
is not less a woman for being wedded;
anid the man who is fit to be trusted
with a good wife recollects all which
this implhes, and shows himself per
petually chivalrous, sweet-spoken, con
sidi rate, andI deferential.
No man whjo has reached the age of
three-score years and ten wouad, upon
redeiction, be willing to rub out 'from
his experience in life the sorrows
which have softened lia character, the
mistakes which have taught him wis
dom, or the wrong-doings which he
has ever 'roegretteid, and wh'oh, by
their influences, have made the golden
threads which itis reasonable to sup
pose have been formed ini the texture
of his moral character.
A beautiful p reon is the natural
form of a beautiful soul. The mind
builds its own house. The soul taket
precedence of the body, and shapes
the body tq Its own likeness. A
vacant mind takes all the nmeaning out
of the faIrest face. A sensual dis
position deforms the handsomest fea-.
tures. A cold selfish heart shrivels
and distorts tite best looks. A
grovelling spirit takes all the dignity
o-at of a figure and all the qturacter
out of the t oim tenane . ' heris led
n. t ed transforms the m ,st beautut al
linieaments into an imaste of darkness.