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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., JUNE 21, 1881. ESTABLISHED 1865.
The wook is past, tho Sabbath dawn comes on,
lest-rost in poaco-thy toil is done I
And standing as thou standest, on the brink
Of a now scont of being calmly think
Of what its gono, is now, and soon shall bo,
As one that trembles in etornity.
For such as this now olosing woek is past, -
Ho muoh advanoing time will close my last,
Huoh as to-morrow shall the awful light
Of the eternal morn hall my sight.
Spirit of good I on this week's vor4o I stand,
Tracing the guiding influence of thy hand,
That hand winch loads me gontly, calmly still,
UIp life's dark, stony tiresome, thorny hill,
Thou, thou, in overy storm haist sheltored me,
13onoath t1he wing of thy benignity -;
A thousand graves my footsteps circuit vent,
And I exist-thy mercy's monument ;
A thousand writhe upon the b d of pain,
I live,.and plea-uro flows through every vein,
Want o'er a thousand wretches waves her
I onoircled by ton thousand mercies stand.
Ilow can T praiso th<-o, Fathor ? how express
My debt of vovoron and thankfulness ?
A debt that no intelligence can count,
While overy moment swells the vast amount,
For a wook's duties thou hast givon me
And brought me to its peaceful otose at
And hero my grateful bosom fain would raise
A fresh motorial to thy glorious praiso,
Weary of ife.
Midnight was past, and the lights of the
vessels lying at anchor in the streau were
beginning to be extinguished, wheii two
men hurried from different directions to
wards the shore.
hiie older of the two had already renehod
the straii, and was preparing to make a
leap, the design of which was not to be
mistaken ; but at that instant the younger
me seized hii by the arm exclaiming,
"Sir. I believe you want to drown your
"You have guessed it. What is that to
This was the answer spoken in the most
"Nothing, 1 know. I would simply re
quest you to wait a couple of minutes
wlhen, if you like, we will make thd jour
uicy together, arim in arm- the best way
With these words, the younger extend
ed his hand to the elder, whose was not
The younger continued in a tone of seem
ing enthusiasm: "So be it I Arm in arm!
Truly. I did not dream that a human heart
would beat with mine in this last hour. I
will not seek to know who you are-ah
honest man or a villain. Come ?-let us be
gin the journey togetherl "
\,The eider man held the young man back,
-l iug-hs ilmrhalf4xtinguished . eyes
Rrchli)gly upon the countenance of his
"Hold I You seem to me to be too young
to end your life by suicide. A man of your
years has still a brilliant, alluring future
in his grasp."
"What have I to hope in the midst of a
world that is full of wickedness, falsehood,
treachery and unhappiness? Come I
"You are still young. You must have
had very. sorrowful experiences to make
life already thus iusupportable to you."
"I despise mankid."
'Without exception ?"
"Well, then, you have now, perhaps,
found a man whom you will, necessarily
despise. I have, believe me during my
whole life, lived an honorabe man."
aItelyh I hat is highly interesting. It's
a pty ha ho ealie mae yuracquaint
"Leavecime to (lie alone, young man.
Live oii Believe me, time heals all
wounds, andl [here are men of honor yet to
"Now, if you take [his view, why are
you hurrying so fast from the world!" saidl
the young main.
"Ohi, I'm an old1 sickly man, unable to
make a livchiood ; a mian wvho cainnot, wvili
not see is onily child, lis (laughter, blight
ing her youth and laboring night and (lay
to support hin."
Now, sir, have you a dlalghiter whlo (does
this for you ?" asked the young man, suir
'"Aid with what cud'iraince, with what
love, dtoes she sacrifice herself for me ! She
hias always the tend~erest words of love--a
sweetsmnile for me."
*And you want, to conmmit suicide? are
"Shall I murder my (daughter ? Theli life
which she is now leading is her certain
dea~ith,'1 ai~swered the old man,in a despair
"Cood sir, comeI with me to thme nearest
inn that Is yet Open, and let us dIrink a bot
t.le of wine together. You willi relate to me
your history, and, if you like, I will .let
you hear imine. 8o nimch, however, wvill I
say to you beforehiand ; chase all thoughts
of self-murder out, of your head, I am rich,
and, If things be as you say, from hence
forth you andl your daughter shall lead a
Th'le old man followed the younger with
out oppositmion. A few minutes later, over
full glasses, the elder began;
"My history is soon1 [to(d. 1 was a muer
chant's clerk, but always unlucky. As1
had nothing b~y inheritaitce, and the young
girl I married was poor, I was never able
to coinice buisiness on my own account,
aiid remained to an 01(d age in a deiptbnd
ent tsubordilnate position. FInally, I[ was
dicagdon accomliit of my years, andi
then began) a struggle 'for a subsisitcnce.
My wile died of trouble, aind now may pooir.
child is wearied to gain my suppoft. I can
niot bear to e her woi king hierselt'to (leath
for ime-therefore it ia better I go. Now
"FriendI," exclaimedh the young ilan,
"youi are thme most fortunate mian I ever
enlcoymntered in my life, It is insane to
tall that misfortunie. Nobody is easieor to
help than you. To moi-row I will make
my will, aind you shall be- n6 resistancol
miny heir. Th'le comning night, is my last. Be
fore this, however, I must, see your daugh
ter, 'oat, of pure curiosity. I woulillioi' OliCe
ace how one looks who really dcece'vcs thm'o
name of woman."
"But, young man, what can It be that
tins early has made you so unhappy I"
quesionedh the elder, much movede
"1 believe it, was the wealth which my
father left me. I was the only son of the
richest banker of this city, My itber died
five years since, leaving me more than was
good for me. Simce that time I have been
ddceived and betrayed by every one, with
out exception, with whom I ever had any
connection. 'Some have pretended friend
ship for . me-on accouilt of my money.
Others have pretended to love pe--again
for my money; and It went on.- I often
mingled in the garb of a simple worknani,
with the masses, and thus one day became
acquainted with a charming being, a young
girl, to whom my whole heart soon went
out in love. .1 disclosed to her neither my
name nor my position. I longed to be
loved for myself alone,aud for a time it ap
peared as if I was going to be happy-at
last I The young girl and I, whom she still
regarded as a simple workman, met every
afternoon in the Marcusplatz, where we
walked up and down together, passing
many lrppy hours. One day my dear girl
appeared with red eyes-she had been
weeping-and told me We.imist part; con
fessing that her life belonged to another I
With these words ahe tote herself from me
and disappeared In the crowd. Her faith
lessness decided my destiny. Vainly did
I rush into the pleasures which so called
'good society' has to offer, but found my
lost peace of soul never, nevr l I then de
termined to bring my joyless existence to
"Unhappy young man," said the elder
wipling his eyes;, from my whole heart I
pity you. I must acknowledge that I was
more fortunate than you; for I at least was
by two woien-*-iny wife and daughter
- "Will you give me your address, good
sir, that I may convince mysetf of the
truth of your story ? It is not exactly mis
tLust, but I must see to believe. To-inor
row I will arrange my affairs as I have al
ready told you You will remain at this inn
to-night, and in the morning I will return.
Give me your word of honor that yoi will
not Icave this house until I come back, and
that you will not, in the nicantie speak
to any one of what has taken place between
"You have my word. (o o my dwell
ing, to my daughter, and you Will find that
I have told you but the simple truth. My
natme is Wilhelm Salm. Here is my ad
With these'words lie handed the young
man a paper, giving the address of his
house. It lay im a suburb inhabited by the
poorer classes, at some distance from the
"And my name Is Carl Teodor," here
upon said the young man. '.'Take this
bank note; it will serve till my return."'
Carl rang for the waiter, had the land
lo d called, commended the old man'to his
care In sutable terms and left the house.
ilardly had the morning broke, when
Carl found himself on the way.to the an
burl) where lived the daughter of the old
man with whom he had become acquainted
under such peculiar circumstances. 1t was
a poor place. The young man knocked
opened the door, and iavoluntarily stepped
What did lie see I
The yonug girl whose inconstancy had
made his life a burden unbearable, stood
before him I
She had grown pale-very pale; but he
knew her at first glance; it was Bertha,
whoim he had once hoped to call his own I
At his appearance, the young girl sprang
toward him, ov'rcoie with joy' holding
out her little hand. The young man waved
her -back, exc:ainiing. You did not ex
pect to see me?"
The poor girl sank into' her seat, and
covered her pale, beautiful countenance
with her pale hands.
"Are you Wilhelm Balms's daughter?"
asked the young man coldly after a pause.
"I am," answered the maiden timidly.
"And who, and where Is that other, to
whom, as you told me at parting, your
"That other is my father,'' answered the
young girl, looking up to the young main
with a glance in which spoke the tenderest
With lightning quickniess the truth
dawned upon him, the scales fell from his
Speechlessly lie rushed to Biertha, took
her ini his arms, and pressed her to lisi
"rCome to your father I" lie faltered.
"My fathber I Uh, heaven I I forgot ;
where is lie i e has been out al'l night.
1 have watched for him in tears the long
"Your father is savedl. lHe is with mc,'
was Carl's aniswcr,as he hiurried the young
girl out, and through the streets to the
arms of her faither.
A fortnight latir, in the midst, of .lhe
greatest splend~or, the miarriage of the rich
young baniker, Carl Teo'dor, to iUcrthls
Salms, took nice.
Imapurities In Ice.
The p)opulhar djelusion that water ini thc
process of freezing somehow eliminatet
any ipurity It may contain, or that the
vitality of animal or vegetable germs is de
stroyedi by the cold, Is now very g'mecrally
explode.dl. An American naturalist hat
been microscopically examining fragnmnts
of Ice takeni from various canals an(l
hpondls. lie took only such specimens as
ap~peared clean and wero quite transparent
to the eye. On'melting them and subject
ing them to magnifying powers, 'varyinp
up to nine hundred dianmeters, lie says that
vegetable tissue and confeivoid growthi
were In mois~t cases observabhe-at once; 'ik
found no instance ini which animalculu
were presen't, in an active slate after feed
ing, but after being allowed to stand for a
while In a moderate tempilerature, th(
water prpsentedh monlads whose movementi
were easily distinguished with a mlaginify.
lng power of from two hundred to fomn
hiundred diameters. After a \vbile confer
vme were observed growing andl taking fornr
sunilAir to the nest's occupied'by the young
of the Paranmeclum, comihion In stagnant
wvater. Thei result of the observations~ bi
to prove beyond , necstioni that fa'eezing
(lees noit In any way1 Iininate Impurity o1
prevent th~e subsequent 'development ol
anImal or vegetable germis.
Inhs Is merely a confirmation of whia
has alre-ady been asserted and proved 'be
fore, but the iiatter is of such importatic
t~bat It, is Iit4kly to be urged with un
beseedpr'eTileiy. Many persons whi
'will look ask1nd at aglass of uinflitere<
water will not hesat tp to cool their drinl
by dropping a nob.of ice lntqit. Thd
from ponds an dinals is, of co~,osteid
Aibly gathebred fomnoi-dletette pilross; bu
It is to be feared that in. hot weather Ice ~
.Ice, and 4pt much risk of mischief -
i1ncu'AiI - a . .. .
No Harry In This Case.
lie had his hit .in dune -hand and hise
handkerchief in the other as he sat down
squarely in front of a ginger ale fount. in a
Jefferson avenue drug store, Detroit. One
would have said lie was about to. melt, but
he wasn't the.sort of man jo be boxed ap
In a hot day by any imprrdent action of
his own. le fanned with one hand and
miopped with the other, and finally in
"Is this root beer?"
"No, sir, this is ginger ale?"
"Ten cents per glass?"
"No, sir, it is five."
"Made of ginger?"
"Well, I suppose I might try Rome. Is
it healthy or unhealthy?"
"It is said to be very healthy."
"What organs does It seem to act on?"
"Well, I couldn't say."
" That's unfortunate. How do you know
it wouldn't aggravate my lung trouble, or
help along my liver complaint? Have you
certificates fromi any.one it has helped or
"Will you have some?"
"Well, what do you think? Will it be
"I think so."
"Then I might try it. You needn't
draw but two cents' worth, considering the
"1-that is--we sell it for flye cents per
"Very wll-I won't take any. Have
you any clear, cold water?"
"Thanks. Sorry to put you to any
trouble, but I fell through a hatchwoy once
by not making Inquiries in time. That's a
fair article of water-very fair. Have you
"That's too bad. If you get it please
lay it aside until I drop in. As to that
ginger ale-let's see. To-day is Friday. I
may pass here about next Thlirsday, aid if
I do 1 suppose you will still have it on
"And the price will be the same."
"Very well. I have no doubt It is a re
freshing drink, and fully up to your guar
antee, but there is no particular hurry in
this case-not the least. I shall b- in the
city off and on about once a week all sum
mer, and any time before cold weather will
do. So long to you."
A Romance of Egtypt and France.
An extraornary case will be tried before
the civil tribunal at Paris, in which, per
haps, sensation authors will be able to find
material for novels. The plaintiff's case
takes us back to 1842, when a young natu
ralist and antiquarian, Henri Husson, was
hi the service of the Viceroy, who sent him
far up the NKie on an expedition. In lils
tour Hus.on purchased a Nubian' airl
named Zagfrauna in the slave market.
She gave birth, when she went back to
Cairo, to a son named after him', and reg
istered as her child; but the following year
the master grew tired of lis acquisition
and abandoned her to marry a rich mer
chant's daughter, Henrietta lchneckei
berger. This lady conceived a love for
the child and brought him up most tender
Iy. When she left Egypt, in 1845. with
her husband, she brought the boy with her.
The year followliig, lnsson and his wife
settled at Nancy, ' There they caused
their marriage cor itidste to be transcribed
to the registry at the mayoralty. To the
birth certificate of the youthful Henri they
added the words, "Legitimated and recog
nized son of the spouses lusson." Madam
lusson became a widow in 1855, and
that year miarriedI 1enri, as .her off sp'ring,
to a young lady of good family, MIle.
Estelle Clement. Meanwhile the true
mother was lamenting at.Cairo for the ioss
.of her son. whom she resolved to recove''.
She for twenty years set this design before
her, andI in 1804 waa rich enongh to get, to
France. 'hicre she found that her boy had
been married, and was dead- Zagfrauna
returned to Cairo, and ap~plieJi to the tribu
nal to have the recognition aid legitimuiza
tion of lHenri annulled. She wanted to
have the satisfaction of proclahning herself
lisa trute mother. The court waa incomnpe
tent. She then, notwit hstandi~iu r ont
poverty, ea~me back to Francc, and institu
tedl a suit at Nancy against Madam Hlusson,
the putative mother and gained it. Thle
object of Madam .Estelle Ilusson, the plain
tiff im the case coming on for trial, is t~o
recover damages from her supposed mother
in law, for the loss her fraud had caused
her. This fraud consisted in p~assig off
as her own Zagfrauna's sou, the heirshiip
of the latter to thu elder Hlusson's property
falling to the ground after the true parent.
age was established. Madame Estelle
Ilusson has been deprived of the fortune
wvhich camne to her through himn.
A New Rload oar.
A nir road car, will snorthy begin run
ning on varniotis routes In dIfferent parts of
London. 'Thi.chief difference between the
01(d and the new'. vehicles is that the latter
are principally s'apported on the two large
wheels, which arrngement not only gives
greater facility In runiil, but by means
of the cran k axle als'o brhhga th'e cat' much
nearer the groundl, passaengey~s being thus
able to step easily from the pai'Cmenlt on to
the platform in front, which isMo higher
than an ordinary curbstone. An addIl, nat,
andi perhaps a more acceptable adlvan -ge
uained in adopting this principle, is tI 'it,
however rough the ground- or ho 71
ever the load may be dsrbt
the car glIdes forward with an
undulating, easy motion, most en
joyable compared with the rather "rough
and tumble" jolting of the old omnibus.
The two small wheels In front act rather as
a foundation for the driver's seat thtan as an
adoiitional support to the car. This new
arrangement affords facilities for rapidly
turninig and changing the vehIcle's course
in crowded thoroughfares, and also enables
the driver to have propeor command of his
horses, to be free froim interference from
passengers, and also to be0 in close corn
munication with the cond~uctor,who stands
on the platform in front, where, In con
trast to the o1(1 style, is the door. A cor
respondent who saw, and traveled in omg
or the newv vehicles, was much pleased
with Its comfolst,roominess,and brightness,
~and especially th6 nqfel arrangement of
the seats on the top; the "knife hoard" be
Sing abolished for a double row of com.
fortable garden chairs, so placed as to
alfow of everything one sittIng with his or
her fece to the horses
"It Is very well to talk about working
for the heathen." said one, as the ladies of
the Brooklyn circle put aside their sowing,
"but i'd like to have some one tell me
what I'm to do with my husband."
"What's the matter with hi T'' asked a
sympathetic old lady.
"Wilham is a good man," continued the
first, waving her glasses In an argumenta
tive way, "but William will invent. le
goes inventing round . from morning till
night, and I have no peace or comfort. I
didn't object when he Invented a fire es
cape, but I did remonstrate when lie
wanted ine to crawl out the window one
night last winter to see if It worked well.
Then lie originated a lock for the door,
that wouldn't open from midnight until the
morning, so as to keep burglars out. The
first time he tried it he caught his coat
tall in it, and I had to walk around him
with a pan.of hot coals all night to keep
him from freezing."
"Why didn't lie take his coat off ?'
"1 wanted him to, but he stood around
till the thing opened itself trying to Invent
sonic way of unfastening it. A little while
ago lie got up a cabinet bedstead that
would shut and open without handling. It
went by clockwork. William got into it,
and up it went. Bless your heart, he
stayed in - there from Saturday afternoon
until Sunday evening, when it flew opeu
and disclosed William with the plans and
specifications of a patent wash bowl that
would tip over when it got just so full.
The result of that was I lost all my rings
and a breast-pin down the waste pipe.
Then lie got - up a crutch for a man that
could also be used as an opera glass. When
ever the man leaned on it, up it shut. and
when he put It to his eye to find William
it flew out into a crutch and almost broke
the top of hil'head off.
"Don't 'my of his Inventions amount to
"He says they do. . Once he imventcd a
rope-ladder to be worn as a guard chain
and lengthened out with a spring. le put
it around his neck, but the spring got loose
and turned it into a ladder and almost
choked him to death. - Then lie Invented
a patent boot-heel to crack nuts with, but
he mashed his thumb with it and gave it
up. His coal scuttle has made more trouble
than anythiig else. It was riveted to the
grate, .and when the fire got low it would
turn over and pour on coal. The rivets
got rusty so he couldilt get it off, and I
just sit up in bed and listen to that scuttle
,-l night. - Then lje arran cd a corn popper
so it would wiggle itgelf, and now lie can't
stop it. You can hear that popper going
around in the closet, and lie won't let nie
thrbw it away because lie wants to invent
something to hold it still. Why lie has
got a washtub full of inventions. One of
them is a prayer book that always opens at
the right place. We tiled It one morning
at church, but the wheels and springs
made such a row. that the sexton took
William out by-the collar and told lilnm to
leave his fire engines home when he caie
to worship. The other day I saw hhm go
ing up the street with the model of a grain
elevatcr sticking out of his hip pocketand
he Is fixing up an imlproved shot tower in
"Does he make any money out of his in
"le doesn't appear to. The other night
a man caie down and wanted William to
gel up a patent umbrella fastening. Since
then lie has wrecked all the umbrells and
parasols in the house. We haven't a thing
to use if it should rain. Nowhe's at work
on a combined cat and rat trap. The cat
and rats go in at ;different ends and eat
each other up-at least, lie says they will;
and after that lie is going at a pair of
pantaloons, in which a man can fall down
without spraining his leg. William means
well, but lie's got that mania for Inventing,
aind I dion't knowv where It will end."
A tsite for a Itural Life.
The most important and~ most difficult,
part, of the establishment, of a rural honme
is the selectioii of a site. A home ought
nevcr to stand on the top) of a hill,althiough
It is specially (desirable to secure a broad
landscape view, In ascending a lull, just
go far enough to make the hill a vantage
groumnd, b~ut leaving the highersiopee above
you to cut. off the wind and storms. 'This,'
saidl a fritmi, 'is sup~erb. Why (did you
not set your house lhere?' We stood on a
light point overlooking the whole spread of
a fine valley, with villages at our feet. I
replied: "This is a fine place t'visit, but
not to live uponi." Thme winuds sweep it.
andl it, hams like all hilltops, a sense of Isola
tioii. If possible, get juist far enough up
to retain the neigl'borly feeling-a sensa
tion of rest and peace. The hillside look
ing over tihe flat meadlows, with their cat
tIe, not too far from other huomes, with tihe
protecting lill behind,glves what you above
The next point, to look out for is the va
riety of outlook. The scenery should not
present itself all at once, in a single graiid
stretch, but opeii in new variations as you
move about 3 our huomer t :ad. This depends
somewhat upon judiclous. pl~ntings, but
equally upcn natural slopes and swales. A
vairiegated( landscape depends upon a vare.
gated surface for your home lot. Too'
nmuchm stress cannot be laid on thIs point.
Thie finest landscape In the world will grow
dlull without variety.
Oilier things beiig equal, thu., first level
or landing place on a hillside is best, as it
gives us control of tihe outlook. No onue
can builld below us In sumch a way as to cut
off the prospect. A large proportion of
country houses are at, -the mercy of those
who build Iater. A group of trees, or a
tarin, or the house itself, is set directly in
tii line of visIon of a bit of fine woodland
or uter. TIo select a site that no one can
mar i~ absolutely essential to your future
To thio u who buid on hillsides it nmay
seem unim ortant to urge the conaldlera
tion of hecalt 'iulness of location, but it is
by no mneanAx a suiperhlucais suggestion.
There Is mnore tl man usual need of looking
out for the diratgage of neighbors' barns
and sewage tht cotpes from above you. I
found a reserveir og vat~er fed by (drains
was thus poisoned by ~i n ighubor's kitchen
dirainage, not less than j\00 rods away. The
clay subsoil was full of gmnall streams that
connected our ditches. ft is equally im
portant to avoidI glensides Iwhero the quiet
atmuosphere often allows tihic miasma of the
marshy spots to accumnia4 e. Ill health in
the country. dliphutheria ~on hillsides, Is
often due to these umnno cod causes. 1t
must also be born in mui d that our clay
hills tfre very retentive fmoisture and
need thorough drainage. In central New.
York ague Is vety rare, but the only case I
know of for the past ton years occurred on
a steep hillside from local causes.
For an outlook there Is Vast preference
for the morning sun. If possible, secure a
southeast exposure, open to the full sun.
slune and sheltered from west and north
west witid. I can point out a village that
Iip one week In advance in spring of a vil
lage lying ten miles to the north, and of
another lying ten miles to the south. The
advantage in autumn is not always equally
great. I have frequently a season six
weeks longer than my neighbors one mile
to the west above me and below me the
same distance in the valley. This advan
tage is one of no small moment, especially
when your whole grape crop, or even at
limes your corn, is dependent upon it.
Two years ago I perfectly ripened Isabellas,
Dianas and Goethes, while oven Concords
were a failure a few miles away in all di
rections. To escape one frost is often the
key to a successful year. The mornieg
sun is also most delightful and conducive
A point of great importence to lovers of
fine scenery is the "landscape of the sky,"
In selecting a home we should place few
things ahead of the possibility of enjoying
the line sunrise, or, if not, sunsets; If pos
sible, both. There is no tie to quicken
the pulse and feed the soul like early niorn
ing. The genuine lover of nature is an
early riser. le likes to be alone with the
world. A northern exposure is not onily to be
avoided because of its dampness and chilli
ness, but becautd it Is not a bright morning
outlook. A western exposure is windy
and overhot of a sununer afternoon; but it
may compensate with superb sunsets. On
the whole, give us a southeast outlook and
a morning call from the Day King.
The soil is not the least impoi taut con
sideration In selecting your house lot. All
other things being favorable, cold,wet soil,
is a serious drawback. On a hillside,
drainage, however, may generally obviate
the difliculty. For fruit a stout clay is
preferable to sandy soil, as the trees,grow
ug more slowly, do not crack. For pears
and grapes and cherries especially a loose
clay is the best soil.
These are the simple first principles of
selecting a cuntry home. Most of the
points indicated can be in every case con
sidered, although it Is seldom that we can
avoid all drawbacks or secure every ad
vantage. The vast majority of pretty cot
tages or capacious farm-houses needlessly
lack advantages that by a little foresight
might have been secured.
All about a Morso.
Once In a lifetime you will meet a man
who will admit that lie doesn't know all
about a horse, but lie may come around
next (lay and claim to have beCen temporari.
ly insane when lie made the admission.
As a rule, every man knows exactly what
ails a horse, whether anything ails him or
not, and can point out a dozen Instances
where nature could have improved on her
work, no matter how well she did It.
" Pity such a nice animal as that is
" Yes, and I can see that lie is wind-bro
ken to boot," was the ready response.
Then the cashier of a bank halted and
took a look at the horse's teeth. le was
going away wlien a mail carrier asked:
" How old do you call him?" .
"'Mome mien might buy him for twelve,
but they can't fool me. That horse will
never see sixteen again."
The best judges had called him six, and
his owner had proofs that he wasn't a
iontlh older. The mail carrier felt of the
animal's ribs, rubbed his spine and ob
" le's got the botts, or I'm no judge of
Then a merchant halted and surveyed
the horse's legs, lifted its froiit feet, plnch
edl its kniee2s, andi feeliingly said:
" Been a pretty goodl steppecr in his (lay,
but lhe's gone to thme cows now."
Th'le next man was a book keeper. It
took him about flve minutes to make upl
that sweeny wvas the leading ailment,
al though poll-evil, heaves and glanders
were presenit In bad form.
"W hat Is sweeniy?'' queried an innocent
bootb2lack who had muade up his mind thaL
the horse had liver comiplaint.
" Sweeny ?" repeatedl the boouk k eeper,
" look at the way lie carries his tall, and
learn what sweeny is."
"Oh,- no," put in another, "'sweeny af
fects the eyes."
" I guess not," said an Insuirance man,
" I gtuess sweeny affects tihe lungs."
"Lungs I" cried a broke r, "' you meanm
Aiid they wore wraiigling over It wheni
the owner canie and led himm away.
Iioicat~y Its 0w t e waret.
Arcine Alton, the son of a sailor, who Is
seldom at home, Is a telegraph messeiiger
in New Orleans. He Is barely thirteen
years old, but unusnally qiumck andI well-In
formed for his age. Bome (lays Pince,
while hurrymng through one of the principal
business streets, lie stumbled across a pack
age, which hie opened andi found to contain
negotiable bonds having a market value of
$14,000. '[le boy was fully aware of the
value of his find, buit without a moment's
hesitation lie called to a genmleman who
was passing andi asked im what hie should
(10 wIth the bonds. For seime uniexplained
reason this gentleman b'clleved them to 1)e
thme property of Messrs. Labatt& Son,well
known lawyers,and stent the boy with them
to theIr address. The faithful little nmes
senger eerriedl them as dliretedi, and found
that Mr. Labatt, Sr., was not In. Hie was
recelvedi by the Junior partner, however,
who took the bonds, belheving that they
had becen diroppedl by his father, and kind
ly gave the boy the magnificent sum of 50
cents. TIhe next day. however, It turned
out that the bonds were the property not of
Labatt, but of a wealthy 01(1 gentleman
named Jackson. The latter adlvertisedi
his loss and offered to pay a lare: reward
for the recovery of his property, A die
tective, who had been made aware of thme
manner in which the bonds hiad been
brought to Mr. Labatt, secured them, and
bringing them to Mr. Jackson, demiandedl
$i.000 for hIs services. After some dis
cussin lie was patId $70O0 amid gave upi the
securities. Meanwhile, the real finder of
the boinds, the honest messenger boy, has
to content himself with the 50 .oeists given
him by tle lawyer. His mother,.-however,
who seems to be a woman who knows what
she is abogt, proposes to sue hir'. Jackson
and the detective for at least a portion of
The Doxology Bestowed.
Faro Bill of Carbon Ranche was the
speaker of the occasion. When he rose lc
glanced around Ltie tent for a moment,
evidently collecting his thoughts, and
"Feller citizens, the preacher beln' ab
sent, it falls on me to take his hand and
play it for all its worth. You all know
that I'm just learniog the game, an', of
course, I may be expected to make wild
breaks, but I don't believe there's a rooster
in the camp mean enough to take advan
tage of my ignorance an' cold-deck me
right on the first deal, I'm since -e on this
this new departure, an' 1 believe I have
struck a game I can play clear through
without coppering a bet, for when a nan
tackles such a lay-out as this he plays every
card to winl, and if lie goes through the
deal as lie orter do, when he lays down to
die, hn' tihe last case Is ready to slide from
the box, he can call the turn every tinte.
I was readin in the Bible to-day that yarn
about the prodigal son, an' I want to tell
you the story. The book (ion't give no
dates, but it happened long, long ago.
This prodigal son had an old man that put
up the coin every, time the kid struck him
for a stake, an' never kicked at the size of
the pile either. I reckon the old man was
purty well fixed, an' when lie died lie in
tended to give all his wetiath to this kid an'
his brother. Prod give the old man a lit
tle game o' talk one day, and injuced him
to whack up ii advance :' the death racket.
Hle'd ne sooner got his divy in his flat than
lie shook tle old nian and struck out to
take in some o' the other camps. lie lied.
a way-up tine for a while, an' slung his
cash to the front like lie owned the best
payin' lead on earth, but hard luck hit hian
a lick at. last im' left him flat. The book
don't state what, lie went broke on, but I
reekion lie got steered up agin some brace
game. But anyhow, he got left without
a chip or a four-bit piece to go an' eat on.
An old granger then tuck him home an'
set, him to herdin' logs, an' here lie got so
hard up an' hungry tiit lie piped ofl the
swine while they were feedin', and lie
stood in with 'em on a husk luich. lie
soon weakened oi such plain provender,
an' he says to himself, says he: 'Even the
old man's hired halds mire livin' on square
grub, while I'm worryin' along on corn-,
husks straight. I'll just take a grand tum
ble to myself an' chop on this racket at
once. I'll skip back to tihe governor and
try to fix things up, and call for a new
(ealh' so off he started. '' old 11111n11 seed
the kid a coming, and what (o ye reckon
lie did? Did lie pull his gun and lay for
himn1, intending to wipe him as soon as he
got into range? Did tie call the dogs to
chase hiini off the ranche? Did he hustle
around for a club and give huim i stand-off
at the front gate ? .Eh I Not to any alarm
ing extent lie (lidn't. No, sr I Tho Scrip
ture book says lie waltzed out to meet Limi,
alnd fioze to himi on ltie spot, and kissed
him, and then marched hin off to a cloth
ing store and fitted im oit in the nobbiest
rig to be had for coin. Then the old gent
invited all the neighbors and killed a fat
calf, and gave the biggest-blow out the
camp ever seed."
At the conclusion of the narrative the
speaker paumed, evidently framing in his
mind a proper application of the story.
Before lie could resume a tall, blear-eyed
gambler, with a flerce moustache, arose
"'Taint me as would try to break up a
niecting, or do anything disrehigious. No,
sir; I am not that sort of a citizen. But
inl all public hoo doos it is a parliamentary
rule for anybody is wants to ax questions
to rise up and fire 'ei off. I (o not want
ter fool away time a questioning the work
ings of religion; oh, no I As long as it is
kept n proper bounds and does not inter.
fore with the boys in their games, I do not
see as it caii (1o harm. I just want to ax
the honorable speaker 'ilihe has not given
hiimself (lead away. Does 1t. stand to rea
soii that a bloke would -feed upion corii
husks whemn there was hash factories in
thie camp? Would anybodly have refused
hn [lie price of a square nical if lie had
struck them for it ? Woukt any of [lie
dlealers that beat him out of his coin see
himii starve ? Au I remarked afore, I do0
not wvant to make aiiy disresp~ectable breaks,
but, 1 must say that I have got it pumt upi
that [lie speaker has been tryiing to feed
uis oii cussed thin [ail'y, anid no one bumt a
silly wouled take it in."
Bill glared on the speaker and fairly
"D~o you mieaii to say that, I am a liar?"
"Wal, you can take it just as .you chio.ose.
Sonic folks would swallow it in that shape.''
Bill pulled hIs revolver, and in an instant
[lie bright barrels of numnerous weapons
flashed in [lie air as [lie friends of each
p~arty prepared for active dulty. The brevet
preachier was [lie firsj, to fire, and [lie rash
dloubter of spiritual truths fell dlead on the
ground. Shot followed shot ii quick suc
cession, and whieii quiet wits againi restored
a score or more of diead and~ .wound~ed men
were carried from the tent. Having so
cured attention, Bill e ild:.
"Further proceedimgs is adljo)uned for thie
(lay. You will receive thie dloxology."
Tlhe auienoice arose.
"May grace, mercy, andm peace ito with
you, -now aiid forever, amen; and I wanit
it dlistinctly uir.dherstood [hat I anm goinig to
maimtaiin a proper respecct for [lie Gospel if
I have to croak every son of a gun of a
sinn~er in [lie umlnes. Meetin' is outh"
Th'le crowd filed from thie enit as coolly as
if nothing extraordinary hmad occuirred,.
Duiring [lie Mexicn war, Gemneral Scott
was very emphlatic In his denumncationi of
[lie practice of eating warm -bread. He
cointendled [hat bread should be eaten stale
andl cold. Thue army on [lie march had,
of course, to cat JiardI bread or biscuit,
there being no portable ovens in those
"Well,'' sahdl[lie Captain, who one day
visited Geon. Scott ini his tent, rubbing his
handsin anticipation, " we'll scoon be in
P'uebla, General, I s'ippose ?"
"Well, sir,.and whaat theon?"
" Why, we'll get uip [lie ovens and have
some hot bread."~
" Hot bread, sirn hot bread tIo shouted
thme General, rismg from lisa c'ump-stool
andC straIghtening his towerirng form, while
1h0 exteiided hIs arm with a miajestic air.
" No, sir I Sooner [hanm permit, you to com
mIt such an imprudent act, I will stand
over the ovens with my drawn sw'ord I"
Th'le remark was so .unexpected, and
time sp~eech and attitude 'of thie General so
[magic, that the Uaptain, in relating it, said
that, for a moineont, he thought the General
was rehearsing some lInes from a theatrical
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
Whoever learns to stand alone must
learn to fall alone.
'A truth that one does nOt understand
becomcs an error.
Beware of him who hates the laugh
of a child or children.
If yould would never have an evil
deed spoken of in connection with you,
don't do one.
The . beam of the benevolent eye
giveth value to the bounty which the
Tihe divinity of charity consists in
relieving a man's needs before they are
forced upon us.
It is no vanity for a man to pride
himself on what lhe has honestly got
and prudently uses.
A great part of our existence serves
no other purpose than that of enabling
L1s to enjoy the rest.
People do not need to know more
about virtue, but rather to practice
what they already know.
The idle should not be classed
among the living; ihey are a sort of
dead men that can't be buried.
Never does a man portray his own
character so vividly as in his manner
of portraying another's.
Wicked men stumble over straw in
the way to heaven, but climbover hills
in the way to destruction.
The application of coinmon sense in
matters of belief or business is always
our best guide and monitor.
Intelligence tests ignorance and
wisdom tests follies. But who are the
intelligent and who are the wise?
If there Is any person to wh6m you
feel a dislike, that Is the person of
whom you ought never to speak.
Let wickedness escape as it may at
i he bar, it never falls of doing justice
upon itself, for every guilty person Is
his own hangman.
I cannot praise a fugitive and elois..
tered virtne, unexercised and uu
breathed, that never sallies out and
sees her adversary.
It Is possible to speak without believ
Ing, but it is poor speaking; it is pos
sibl to believe without speaking, but
It Is poor believing.
in ,ir aearches after truth inquire
for the old way, the wells which our
fathers digged, which the adversitl.,
of truth have stopped up.
Ilospitality to the rich and chari
to tile poor, are two virtues that
never exercised so well as when
accompany each other.
.ie Is our neighbor who n di and
can receive our nuighborly hel, e4~a if
we are connected by no earthl tie, like
that of kindred or of country'.
What a folly to dread the thought of
throwing away life at once, and yet
have no regard to throwing It away
by parcels and piecemeal.
As the shadow follows the body in
the Aplendor of tie fairest sunlight
so will the wrong done another pur
sue the soul in prosperity.
The man who lives as lie ought to
live is sure to die as he ought to die,
whether his death .be inst antaneous
or the close of a long decline.
Whatever businebs you have, do it
the first moment you can; never by
halves but finish it without interrup.
ton, if such a thing is possible.
Thte wisest man may be wiser to-day
than he was yesterday, and to-morrow
I han lie is to-day. Total freedom from
change does not imply total freedom
A beneficent person is like a foun
tain watering the earth and spreading
fertility ; It is, therefore, more delight-.
huh and more honorable to give than
If thou wouldst conquer thy weak.
ness, thou must n~ever gratify it. Mlo
mn Is compelled to eyil; lisa consent
only makes it hisa. It is no sin to be
tempted, but to be overcome..
A famous English moralist says
that lie would be virtuous for his own
sake, though nobody were to know It;
as lie would be clean for his own sake,
tihoughi nobody were to see him.
Trhose who ask in this life for work
or dliversion only, are sure to find
it. But woe to fim who owns to a
soul I .It is the thing that least
of all finds employment In this world.
Don't covet the pOssessions of' any
mani unitil you are willing to pay for
them the price which he paid; then
you will not need to covet them,
(or you can go and get them for your
While many admit the abstract
probability that a falsity has usually
a uicleus of reality, few bear this
abstract probability in mind when
passing juidgement on the opinion of
T[his world is so large, so full of
good things, and there are so many
avenues to prosperity for every man
to walk in, thiat no excuise can be
given for being envious of another's
Every man oughit,to strive to draw
lessons from what ho sees and hears.
Like the bce gathering honey from
the flowers, we should gather wis
(loin to all which the mind can
'.l'he health of the soul is as precar-.
lous as that of the body; for when we
seem secure from passions, we are no
less in danger of their infection than
we are of failing ill when we appear
to be well.
- in cases of doubtful morality, It is
umsuali to say : "Is there any harm in
d'oing this ?" Tis question may some
times be best answered by asking our
selves another: "Is there any harm
ini letting it alone?"
Our lives make a moral tradition for
our individual' seives, as the life ot
mankind at large makes a moral tradi
tion for the race; anld to have once
acted greatly seems a reason why we
shiould always be noble.
Even to a man who presents the
most elastic resistance to'whatever is
unpleasant, there will come moments
when the pressure from without is
t~oo strong for him, and he must feel
the smart and the brite in spite of