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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WlNNSBORO, S. C., JULY 16, 1881. . ISTfl865.
TIE GOLDEN SIDE.
There is many'a rest on tie road of life
If we would only Stop to take it;
And many a tone from the better laud,
It the querulous heart would wake It.
To the sunny soul that is full of .hope, .
And whose beautiful trust ne'er falleth,
The grass Is green and the flowers are bright,
Though the wintry storm provalleth.
Better to hope, though the clouds hang low,
And keep the eyes still lifted,
For the sweet blue sky will soon peep through,
When the ominous clouds lre rif ted.
There never was a night without a day,
Or an evening without a morning,
And the darkest hour, so the provrerb goes,
Is the hour before. the dawning.
There Is many a gen in the path of life,
Which we pass in our Idle pleasure,
That is richer far than the jeweled crown, t
Or the miser's hoarded treasure; -
It may be the love of a little child, }
Or a mother's prayer to Heaven,
Or only a beggar's grateful thanks
For a cup of water given.
Better to weave in the web of life
A bright and golden filling, r
And 0o God's will with a ready heart
And hands that are swift and willing,
Tten to snap the delicate, slentler threads
Of our curious lives asunder,
And then blame Heaven for the tangled ends,
And sitand grieve, and wonder.
THE DEACON'S WOOING.
The sun had disappeared behind the
hills of New Bethany; and the lingoring
light on the mountain tops was changing 1
from rose.to purple, when Do'acon Pinh
stopped -his melancholy old mare in
front of the village postoffice. . It was 1
Saturday night, the only tinie when New -t
Bethany roused itself from its lethargy T
and showed any signs of life and energy.
The rest-of the week it drowsed and lan- I
guished aftet Ohe fashion of small coun- E
try - towns remote from railway and t
"Whoa, MaryJane!" said the deacon c
with untieccessary emphasis, throwing 1
the reins on the nare's broad back and I
springing to the ground.
But the despondent Mary Jane had al- (
ready ceased her shainbling gate from e
sheer force of habit. A tOn year's ser- t
vice with the deacon had made her per
fectly familiar with the accustomed c
round of stopping places. Wednesday a
night it was prayer-meeting; Sunday, l1
the church service; and Saturday night, I
invariably the postoffice, and, as a late t
variation, an after pause at the house of v
Mrs. Betsey Hill, the milliner, who for
a quarter of a century had supplied the t
women of New Bethany with head gear I
fearfully and wonderfully made. f
The moment the deacon stepped inside ii
the office lie knew, from the unusual y
buzz of conversation, that something
extraordinary had happened. .
"Heard the news-oh, deacon?" asked
one of the village loungers. f
The deacon looked up -inquiringly. a
"Miss Keziah's had ani amazin' streak :
"It's been nothing but an amazin' r
streak of luck ever since she was born,"
returned the deacon. "If ownin' the v
best farm in town and hevin' money at a
interest isn't luck, I'd like to know what
"Yes; but this is something out of a
common. You used to know her broth- 3
er, who died years ago and left his only e
child for lfiss Keziah to bring up? ,
Wa'al, when old man Mead. -died Miss 1
Keziah took the farm as her-share of the :
property, and her brother, bein' of a
rovm' turn of mind, took the few thous
ands of personal property as his'n and
invested 'em in Western lands, which
turned out wuthless, and 1he lost every
cent 1he put in. Folks alwas blamed t
him for bein so foolish and hasty, and
thley say grief and mortification like
hastened his death. Wa'al it turns out
they 1hev put a railroad square thro'
tile lands, and it's sent estate way t
lup, nobody knows where. Miss Kezi- ~
ah)'s been offered nigh onito $8,000 for
thle lands, and thiey say sheo will get ever 1
so munch more if she only hlolds on."
~~You don't mean it?"
"I dew; it's an true an scripture~ "
"She'll hold( out, never fear," said tihe
deac'n; "and I 1hold it to be our bounden
duty an neighblors to advise her to that
Inlstead of lingering as usual for the
village gossip-for New Bethany post
ofmie on Saturday night answered tihe
purpose of a weekly paper-the deacon
seemed in a great hunry to get home11.
It wan tile nighlt of tile choir rehearsal ~
and in driving b~y tile chlurchi he saw Mary a
Lead, Miss Kcziah's neice, going up the 1
steps. Ho suddenly whipped up hlis
sleep)y old mare and drove home at a e
b~reakncck rate of speed. .
"Now's your time, Solomon Pinch,"t
lie muttered to himself. "It's mekbo 'a
long while afore ye'll have such a goodc
chlance atg'ini. She'll be sure to be alone
for a couple of hlonrg or so-Hi, old ladyl I
no stoppin' here to-night," lhe added, I
giving thle lines a sudden twist as Mary
Jane showed an inclination to stop b)e
fore Mrs. Betsy Hill's house; "we've 1
other flilh to fry now, old girl. i
When lhe reachled home 1h0 drove the ]
mare unider tile horse-shed and tied her ,
there, instead of uiharnessing her' as ~
usual. Then lie entered the house anid
hastily swallowing the scanty suipper p
wichl tihe hired woman placed before I
him, donnedl his best clothes and drove a
oft' againl at a rapid pace. . (
"Law sakes alivel" exclaimed the c
woman, amazed. "The deacon's got m
sumithin' on his mind surel' It's thec
first time I ever knewv llim to disre'mem
ber to ask a blessin'."
Ever since the death of his wife Dca- ~
con Pinch had looked on Mtss Keziah as a
her probable successar, for years lhe had
gazed withl covetous eyes on the fine ~
Mead farm with its-aub~stantial buildings, i
b~ut lhe never could ler'ew his courage up c
to the point of facing the snapping black a
eyes of its owner. Of late lie had been t
seen several timer kooking at the-door
of Mrs. Betsy Hill's little brown house i
and the worthy millideor was .o.verjoyreA
at the opening of the brilliant prospeoctc
before her. But the news of the sudden I
rise in Western lands(1 caused, Mrs.. Hill I
with her small possessions, to sink intov
insignificance b~y tile side of the richl'i
woman with her well-tilled acres, hoera*
prospective thousand~stof dollars..
Tile idea of failure in his matrimonial
venture neve' for an instant entered the
deaceon's head. "Thn way atorm ye ia na ,
dain and straight as a pipe stem, Solo. i
aan Pinch?" he murmured, rubbing the i
aln of his hands together, as he walk- f
d towards Miss Keziah's side door.
'Women is mostly alike-eager an' wil- I
in' to embrace matrimonial opportuni
les. IThey'll snap at an offer like a t
Lulgry trout at a wormh. She has got
he money, and I hey' got the promi- I
tlence and influence; that's a p'int not to i
*e overlooked; and deacons isn't to be i
iad every day. Put her money and my 1
uifluence together, and I rather guess' I
e'll stand ibout top o' the heap in Now ]
Miss Keziah was -sitting by the table,
Aitting as usual. She had just begun
o narrow for- the too of the stocking,
(hien a step sounded Qn the walk. She m
brew down the stocking and opened the I
.oor, and holding the lamp high above I
ead, her eyes rested upon the amazing i
pectacle of the deacon in' all the Sunday r
iagnificence of white shirt and shiny -
lack broadcloth. "Well, I neveri" she 1
jaculated, and then, feeling that her <
eception had been hardly hospitable, i
he lowered the lamp and said kindly:
"Come in, deacon-come in."
'Thank ye, thank ye; I don't mind if.
"Take a seat, deacon."
"Thank ye; I dont mid if I dow."
The deacon surveyed the attractive <
ooni, which, with its cheery fire and c
omfortable cushioned chairs, eeome4l a
eritable paradise in corAparison with
is untidy, ill-kept home. He.placed his
at on the floor beside his chair, display- <
lg his scanty gray locks 'ngeniously <
lastered over the top of his head so As r
: cover as much of the bald surface as I
ossible. Then there was a long pause.
'"Anything going, on decon?" asked
fiss Koziah, resmning her knitting.
he was greatly puzzled to .account for i
liose Sunday clothes. .
"Nothin' within- the range of my
bservation. There wont be much agoini' i
n1 now till 'lection time; things'll be
retty lively then." .
"AVant to buy any hay this year?'.'
hirped Miss Keziah. "Mine is extra
ood this seasori, my hired man says it's
lie best harvest- yield in town."
"I rayther guess I'll hev' enough to
arry me thro' the winter. If I don't I
hall know where to conic for hay as is
ay. I declare your farm does beat all!
feel kind o' rigged like when I %ink
lie best farm in town is managed by a
Miss Keziah smiled graciously, and
lie deacon drew his chair a little nearer
its hostess. "It must be a great load
:r ye to carry alone. such a large farm
i a tremen-jous responsibility for a lone
"Oh, I don't mind it; It keeps me
The deacon hitched his chair along a
3w inches farther. "Ye'd oughter hev'
brother or cousin, or some relative
Ike, to share the burden with ye'."
"My shoulders are plenty strong,"
Btuited Miss Keziah, good nituredly.
"I'm glad to show folks that there are
romen who- are good for something be
ides giddy-gaddying and tattliiig."
"Yis, yis;" answered the deacon.
"We can all testify to your valley and
vorth. You're a real honor to your sex.
rou're-you're a bright and shinint' bep
on light to the trifilin' and vain-minded
romen of the world;" and the speaker
raved his hand at the conclusion of this
ittle oratorical flourish.
Then hitch, hitch, hitelr went the
hair Miss Keziah-ward. "Don't you
eel sort o' lonely at spells," lie asked,
Miss Keziali glanced suspiciously at
he rapidly advancing chair. She drop
'ed her knititing and wont to the fire and
filed up the blazing sticks of wood.
.'hen she came back to the table, and
et her chair on the farther side of it.
hus putting a barrier between her and
ter visitor. "I'm never lonely, deacon ;
lenty to do is the best medicine for
"But woman's a tender, dependent
reatur', . Woman's a vine," here the
teacon took up his weekly prayer-uneet-.
ug drawl, "and needls suthini' to cling to
rhen the troublous, desolatin' waves and
rinds o' affliction and sorrer roll over
"Stuff and nonsensot" exclaimed Miss
Ceziah, with a contemptuous sniff. "I
houldn't have expected that a man of
oti snse, deacon, would repeat such
illy trash. I have no patience with the
cople who are always talking as if
romen couldn't stand alone, and needed
ropping up like a rag (loll that hadn't
ny backbone. I'm no vine --or such
reepinig, helpless thing, I can tell you.
can stand alone as well as anyb~d if
lie Lord so wills it, altho' I admit,.
leacon, that its pleasanter to have some
ne keep you company."
"That's jest it; ye hmev' hit thme nail
quar' bn the head! It's pleasanter to
Lev' company on our sojourn on this
The deacon seized his chair with hoth
Lands, and by a circuitous line of hitch..
nig p~laced1 it within three feet of Miss
Ceziahm's table. "You're a forehmanded
roman, Miss Keziah; T'm a 'man of
'rominence and influene'e in thme commu
iity; it seems to me that it would beoa
ood thing if we could walk hand-in
Land thuro' this vale of tears. Providence
cems to p'int its fiiger that way." Thme]
leacon was thinking at that very moment
f the money lie would save by a thrifty1
ranager like Miss Koziah in th~e place
i his' ineficient, Myantot~ul, hired' woman.
Miss Keziahm was dumbfounmded. She
roppcd her knitting, and the b~all of
arn rolled across the floor. "Mercy!
he finally gasped.cy"
"I'll make ye ai first-rate husband, and
e'll make me a good wife. We've been
members of the same churoh for 30 years
r more, and we've been'members of the 1
iritool family, we'll noW be members of I
esame human family.".
Miss.Koziah straightenmed herself up
ai her -high-backed chair and drew in her
hin, while her voice rang out shrill and
lear. ."I rather guess it'll. take two t6
csake, that bargain."
A -seoond look at her aged admirer, t
hlo was edging up to 'her with a sheep
uh simper, exasi)erated the old woman
cyond controh., -
"Thme oh(J.fool 1" she, said, wrathfully, ~
Tho color came Into the deacon's thmin
hooks, and lie started to huis feet, look--r
ir anxionaly towma tm door, as if med -I
tating a hasty retreat. But the yarn
vas wound around his boots and he was
orced to remain.
Miss Koziah likewise rose, and folding
ier hands primly in front of her remark
d grimly: "Whon you first began your
alking I hadn't the least idea what you
Yore driving at. I thought you were
inting about Betsey Hill, and wanted to
ake me into your confiderice. I never
trearned that yo'u- meant me. Why, I
upposed- that I wouldn't give Up inly
reedom for the best nan living. Betsy
ill is a pious, likely woman ; she'll
nake a good home for you and she needs
- The deacon was coieplotely withered,
and Miss Keziah continuod: "If you'll
top around a little liylier, deacon, and
)iCk up the stones on your lots and put
hem into good fences, and mow down
hose pesky weeds, there's no earthly
eason why your farm shouldn't look as
vell as'mie. -If I've said anything to
murt your feelings, deacon, I hope you'll
iverlook it. Why, you're all tangled up
n that yarn; I'll untangle it."
The delay of unwinding the yarn from
he deacon's feet gave Miss Koziah
hiance for further remark: "One word
nore, deacon; have you heard about the
The deacon wished he was anywhere
ut of the rauge of those merciless black
"I-think I've heern tell suthin' about
Bm," he replied, meekly.
"I thought so! I thought- so" ex
laimed Miss Keziah, savagely. "Well,
leacon; those lands rightfully belong to
ny niece, Mary; I only hold them as
The deacon began' to look upon his re
ection as a blessing irf disguise, for
vithout the Western lands Miss Ketiah's
Uttractions seemed tame compared with
hose of mild, blue-eyed, buxom widow
ill. -"I can trust to ye never to men
ion this?" ho asked, timidly.
"I shall not mention it. Now, follow
ny advice, deacon; Make sure of Betsy
lill before another week goes by. You
iave my good wishes. See to this at
Thank ye, thank ye; I don't mind if I
The good woman followed her crest
allen visitor to the door. As a sudden
rust of cold night air put out the light,
lie said: "Tho.air is snapping to-night;
lave a frost, el, deacon?
And the discomfited deacon felt that
io had been nipped by something sharp
r than a frost.
The Giraffe as a Kickes'.
One of the Leaders and a Wheel Horso
)f the Band Wagon were discussing the
liraffe's withdrawal from the Show.
'Of what use was the majestic animal
o the Show anyway ?" asked the Wheel
orse. " Oh, he was beautiful, princi;
>ally beautiful," said the Leader.
" Did lie draw ? " inquired the Wheel
"Draw? Not only didn't draw but
iad to be drawn. - His shoulders were so
igh lie couldn't carry baggage or wear
k saddle, and lie always insisted on rid
ng in the Triumphal Car next to the
Band. Why, that animal actially
hought he was the greatest Show on
,arth all alone by himself."
"Was lie a good runer ?"
"In a Hippodrome. The ring had to
>e fixed for him. He's what they call a
"Why then was lie considered so im
ortant an animal ? "
" Well, lie looked like a heavy Kicker,
ma always acted as though lie was go
ng to kick."
" And did lie ever kick ?"
"Do any damage ?"
"Well, I can't tell yet. There's a
~ouncil of veterinary .aurgeons at work
,rying'to set his leg. Ho didn't hit any
" Any moral ? " said the 'Wheel Horse.'
" Well, yes," said the Leader. " This
ittlo one-' If you kick at- the wrong
imo you are liable to break your leg.'
Econoiny in Fuel.
Dr. C. WV. Siemens thinks it about time
hat the economical use of fuel should be0
racticed in our offices and our homes,
is well as in large manufacturing estab
ishmonts. He huas devised a grate which
rives out a fine heat without noxious
cases into a room-a grate which is very
ileanly and- which meets fairly the re
luirements of economy in construction
mnd use. There is no patent on this
irato. An iron dead lhate) is riveted at
ight angles to a stout copper lhate fac
ng the back of the grate and extending
lye inches above auid below, where the
ron plate joins it. The dead plate stops
hiort abotit an inch from the bottom bar
f the grate to make room for a half-in'ch
(as pipe which is penetrated-with small
ioles arranged zig-zag on its upper sur
ace. This pipe rests on a lower plate
>ont downward toward the back so as to
orm a vertical and horizontal channel
>f about one inch in breadth between
he twvo plates. A trap)-door in the lower
>late-below the gas pipo serves to remove
lie ashes. The vertical portion of the
hanndl contains a strip of shoot copper.
rranged like a frill and riveted to the
ack. This frill of copper conducts the
ecat from'-the back and sets up a current
if air in the channel,, and this air forces
ho small gas-jets of .t 'he perforated pipe
o burn brightly. Instead of the pumice
tone, the front of the grate is filled with
oke or anthracite, to which the heat of
ho gas-jets is transferred. Dr. Siemens
ays that lie holds it almost barbarous to
se raw coail for 'any purpose and that the
line will-comeo when -all our-fuol will bpe
oparated into its two constituents before
eaching our factories- or domestic
In the Hands of Brigands.
The following is an interesting account
of the capture of the Suter family by
brig'ainds, near'Salonica, Turkey :
On Thursday evening, the 7th of
April, at about.10.80, Mr. and Mrs. Suter
having retired to their sleeping apart
ment, Mr. Sutor being already asleep,
but dome of the servants still up in their
room, Mrs. Suter's attention was attract
ed by hearing the dogs round the house
bark furiously. Suddenly' a dreadful
scream from one of the servanta con
vilnced her that brigands were in the
house, and prompted her to call to her
husband; "Harry I Brigands I" Mr.
Suter then sprang out of bed, seized his
rifle and rushed to the door, which ho
opened, but, seeing the' gallery full of
armed men, instantly tried to close it
.Again. The brigands pu iqcd it from the
.utside, trying to keel) -it open, but the
united efforts of Mr. . aus Mrs. Suter,
were successful in shutting and locking
it. Thus'they stodd' foi- a -moment in
their nightdresses, face to fabo with the
terrible. reality that they. were in the
hands of brigands, and terrified at the
result of what was likely to ensuo.
Their hesitation - was short; a mute
glance at each other decided their course
of 'action, and convinced them that they
had no one but themselves to look to for
hope or protection. 4k knock was heard
at the door, and Mr. Suter asked quietly
and firmly who was there, and what was
wanted, while Mrs. Suter made a-rush
to tile window, 'threw it open and called
out as loudly as she could to the. soldiers
in tile house opposite. The knocks then
redoubled, and blows were struck at the
ddor With an axe. Mr. Sutbr then Went
to tile window and called to the troops,
when the brigauds fired a volloy from
the balcony of tile house,, This was
evidently done to show that they were
masters of the - situation, and that an
attack by the soldiers would be perfectly
useless. The soldiers resiponded with
another volley directed at the house, and
the firing became general, the bullets
penetratibg the walls and passing into
the rooms ; it was a perfect miracle that
no one was killed. Mrs. Suter and her
child lay flat on the ground under a
thick quilted covering, while Mr. Sitter,.
rifle in hand, stood in readiness to receive
the first corner. Seeing,. however, -that
the door was giving way, Mr: Suter pur
sued the wisest and only course left to
him-threw open the door and welcomed
them with 'Kallos Oresi'(welcome), and
extending his hand bade then enter. In
the mean time the firing had redoubled,
the messengers of death from the rifles
of the Turkish soldiers entering the
dwelling on all sides. The danger was
imminent both to captors and captives,
the latter standing in their nightdresses
expecting instant death, till the brigands
told Mr. Suter the firing must he stopped
for the sake of all concerned.
. Mr. Suter hastily dressed and went
out on the balc6y. to use his influence
to effect this indispensable measure.
Fortunately his voice was heard and the
firing ceased instantaneously oi both
sides, whereupon lie returned to the
room, and once more facing his captors,
eight or ten in nuni)er, lie quietly asked
them what they wanted of him. They
replied: "Your money or your life."
He replied : "Do what you like with
me, but sparo my wife and child. I
implore you; frighten her not, for she is
ENCIENTE, and the result will be fatal to
her." This he repeated several times,
and asked why they wished to harm him
when he had not wronged them. One
of the number, rougher than the rest,
approached Mrs. Suter, who was at the
further end of the roonm, and drawing
his sword, placed its point to her b~reast
and said, "Give me your money or I will.
cut your throat." Mrs. Sutter neither
screamed nor fainted, but looking stead
ily, at him said, "I have only four liras
in the-house.' They are in that hox;
take them if you wish."
He replied, "It is a lie. I will kill
youl." She respoended, "'You and I
believe ini the sanme Christ, and in His
nante I tell yout that I have no more
money, a (ain g ba ro her throat) cut
my throat If you' will ; I can do no more."
He then said, ''It is a lie. What Eng
lishman lives without money in his
house ? We have been told that your
household expenses anmount to .?20 a
dlay ; how can you have only four hiras
in the house ?" Ho again held( his sword
toward Mrs. Suter, whio thent app~ealed
to her husband, "and hle addressed him
self to tihe br.gands, anid p)ointing to his
wife,. said, ''Did I not entreat you ntot to
frighten her ? She is a lady, and I ask
you to-treat her as such.' On this the
briganc loft Mrs. Sitter, who took out
the four liras and gave thenm to' him.
TIhey thent biegan appropiriating every
article that they imagined cou~ld he of
the slightest usec to them. Mr. Suter
thten asked the brigands again what they
wanted. They answered thlat that was
not the time or placo to discuss that
suibjoct, and ordered Mr. anud Mrs. Sutter
to dress themselves and their child and
accompany them to the mountain. Poor
Mrs. Sutter followed these instructions to
the liest~df her ability. Her little girl,
a pretty child of four years of age, who
had becen lying half hididen b~y a Turkish
quilt1 with big, wide open blue eyes,
qmletly sutrveyiig tile scene, now came
out of her refuge and asked to b)e dressed
to go. Hastily throwing on somne clothes,
she added to them some articles of wear
ing app~arel b~eloniginlg to her hubanild
with the idea that they might h)0 useful
to him. Dressing was a difficult matter,
as tihe brigands had ranlsacked all the
drawors, boxes, &c.,. in the room, and
heaped their contenta promisenou~sly On
the floor. To an unclourteous command
made to Mrs. Suter to open a hex that
was unlder thle lbed, she indignantly
replied, "I open the b~ox for you 1 open1
it yourself, or call somebody to do so."
Mrs. Suter's quiet and dignified mant
nor evidently impressed those men, whlo'
.now became very respectful in their
attougtIons toward her, pud solicitous of
sulrroulnding 11cr with every comfort that
could be procuired. One suggeste3 tilat.
the .Madama, not being accustomed to'
rough walking on the mountain, should
Atsko the precaution of putting on a
strong. pair of boo. Another proposed
that tea, coffee and sugar should be
carried with them; while another occu
pied himself in prophring a bundle of
quilts blakets, &c and 1aI hand o
a pile of towels and sheets just in- from
the wash, remarking that the Madamua
would be sure to want these articles on
. All being in readiness for departure,
tho brigands, with their prisoners, passed
through the courtyard, outof the villago
and up the mountain side. Mr. and
Mrs. Butor were accompanied by four
men servants carrying covorings ,and
food. The journey to the top of the
mountain was very difficult, as there
was 110 Pathway, and one had to climb
up as best one could over rock and
through brushwood. The. brigands,
however, during the whole journey,
which took about two hours, were very
rospectful and attentive to their prison
ers, frequently insisting on their sitting
down to rest, offering water, making
cigarettes for Mr. Sutor, and even going
back to find the doll which the child had
chanced to drop.
' On reaching the top of the mountain.
they found a grassy platform of consider
able sizo surrounded by bushes and
trees. But the imoonI had now set, and
the scene was ilhuninated only by tile
torches of the brigands. The servants
were then ordored to spread rugs on the
grass, and the prisoners were told to sit
down, while the brigands formed a large
circle around them, soeie sitting and
some standing, while others seemed
posted all over the mountain, signalling
and whistling to each other. The bri
gands seemed to be mostly young men,
havig no covering on their heads but
their ample locks, wearing fustanollas, or
kilts, singularly black, and armed with
swords and rifles. The three captains
(Aristioi, Ghiorghio Kaizaro and Nicola
Dondonka) wore also a quantity of silver
ornaments. They appeared to be all of
a superior class, speaking not only Greek,
but Albanian, Italian, and one of them
oven English, and most of them were
probably foreign Greeks.
On being thus seated on the top of the
mountain, Mr. Suter was closely ques
tioned as to his profession and means
and whether he or his wife had parent.9
living, or relatives likely to pay ransom.
Mr. Sutor replied that he had neither
private means or relatives who could pay
any considerable sum.
Finally, after- a great deal of talk
among themselves, they said that Mr.
Suter must write to Mr. Blunt, Consul
General at Salonica, informing him that
tho ransom they required was .15,000,
and that this sum must be paid in fifteen
days. On this Mr. Sitter exclaimed that
" they might as well kill him at once, as
there was not the least liklihood of his
being able to raise such a sun."
"Then," they said, "you refuse to
write ? In that case, not only you, but
your wife and child, will forfeit your
lives on the spot.." Mr. Suter then
begged to be allowed to consult with his
wife, and they came to the conclusion to
write as the brigands demanded. Whey
then asked if it would be for the'r adlvan
tage that Mrs. Sutbi should go itlon
ica or stay, and Mr. and Mrs. Suter
replied that it would be better for her to
go to Salonica, as, in case of pursuit, she
could not keep I) with them. They
then made Mrs. Suter promise solemnly
that, if allowed to descend the mountain,
she would at once start for Salonica, and
uso every means to -prevent the solliers
coming in pursuit of them, and they
threatened that as soon as any soldier or
armed villager approached them Mr.
Suter would be immediately killed. In
return, they swore the BEssA BEss that
Mr. Suter would be safe in their hands
pending negotiations for payinent of the
ransom, on the condition that they were
not pursued, and were left free to con
mninicate with the village.
It was now ab~out 2 A. M., and after a
sad parting from her husband Mrs. Suter
was allowed to return with her child and
accompanied b~y two of her servants, the
other two remaining with Mr. Su.ter.
Provided with a torch, they with great
difficulty found their way down the stedp)
mountamn side and arrived at home
about 4 o'clock in the morning. Mrs.
Sutor immediately sont off a messenger
with the letters, and startedl herself two
hours afterward (6 o'clock oni Friday
morning) for Salonica. This journey of
twenty hours she( accomplished by the
afternoon of the next clay (Saturday)
having ridden for seveiliteen hours and
driven there in the carriage sent for her
by Mr. Blunt, the Consul General.
Manager Pip~er was called out of the
box-ofilee of the Opera-house b)y a man
wh'lo wanted to speak privately with him.
They stepped over to the foot of the
gallery stairs, and Mr. Pip~er said:
"Well, sir, what is it all about ?"
" I want to h)o engagedl as a hiaetor."
''Oh, that's it, oh ?" said Mr. Piper,
taking a survey of thle applicant, who
did not hlavo any external marks of the~
" What line of business do you do
"Well, I avont henny partickler hine.
Hi tihing hi should mention"--hero e
looked down and lowered his voice
"hi'm a hamumachiuro.".
"You're a hammer chewer!" exclaimed
the astonished manager. "Some Don
nerwotter is der mani verruceck ?" lhe
added, forgetting his English in his sur
prisO and falling back on high Duteh.
"Hi said a hamnmachure, sir," repeated
the applicant with dignity.
"Well, dot's joost whmat I thought
you said ; but, my friend, look here
what sort of hammer is it you chew ? i
like to hmev you tell me some more about
it. Is it a sletch hammer ?"
The ap~plicant grew rod in the face.
He was evidently very indignant. He
"Mr. Pipor, i spoke to you, sir, like
a gentleman, sir. Hi told g'on i wasn't
a professionlal hactor, b)ut sinmply a ham
machure. Yeu see fit heither 'to p~oke
fun at me, sir-to be insolont---or else,
sir, you're a hignoramus 1"
The man strode away with an air of
loft~ scorn, and John Piper was left to
'" He said lhe was a hammer chewer,
but he wasn't a professional ; a hammer
chewer-lhe meant to say lhe was a amia-,
choo. Hal hat hat Well, it's all his
own fault if ho got mat ; why dlon't lie
speaghk plain English?
--The treasry o xas contains over
$1,00,00 n csha
Reading Signs In the Sky..
A Iery little practice will enable anf
)ody to read the language of the clouds.
About eight years ago Luko Howard,
Im -Eiglish. Quaker, "whose business re
juired him to- take. -long' wala in the
)pen air, completed a classification pf
-louds that has over since been ini on
3ral use. One of the most vonderful
)heinomnena ever -witnessed ili the sky
vas the great dry fog of 1783, Ithat over
tpread the whole of Europo-and part of
ksia and America, reaching to the ,g1uml
nits of the Alps, and lastig from one
o three months, according to the local.
.ty. . The greatest terror prevailed and
Ahe end of the world was thought to lie
Howard noticed that there are. thr'e
rincipal kinds of clouds, which he call
?d cirrus, cumulus, and stratus. Any
body cal see the diffronee between
Iheso clouds at a glance. The virrus is
,he highest of all clouds. You .mut
lavo often scen it in the form of while
laments smotimes called "'nmaren' tails"
md 'cats' tails." Stretched aeross thl
lio sky like delicate lace work, it is
very beautiful. Travolers say that 'oi
1h summit of lofty mountains pe'akst
romn which they cold look down upon
lie heavier clouds, they have seen these
wispy cirri floating overhead, apparent
ty as far away as when seen. from the
marth. In calm summer evenings, long
ifter sundown, these clouls may be
iecn reflecting the most delicate tita of
,olor from the last rays of sunlight that
lluminate the higher-regions of the at
The cirri are composed of little crys
bals of ice. These clouds iind their ide
rivatives cause the halos that 'are somnie
tinies seeni about the- sun and mdon.
irrus clouds indicate both storms and
Alear weather, according to their ap
pearance. If they appear in their' most
lelicate forms after stormy weather,
they are a sign that a *period~ of settled
weather is at hand. ' When they show
themselves in parallel strcaks after fair
weather has lasted for soin time, they
ire the first indication of approaching
hamge. Cirri, when greatly tangled
mnd knotted, show stormy weather close
It hand.'. If their borders grow faint
md indistinct, there is rain cominig. ..
Cumulus clouds arc characteristic of
mimnmer. The farmers call them thin
ler heads when they poke their smooth,
white, rounded summits, glittering in
the sun like silver, above the horizon.
[n that form they are the forerunners
f local thunder stornis. These moun
lainous-looking clouds sometimes net
willy exceed the greatest peaks of the
Andes or Himalayan in size. When
nmulus clouds appear in ' a warm,
pleasant day, not very large, distinct
though soft in outline, and resembling
cotton ballm, they indicato continued
fair, dry weather. On the other hand,
when they grow largor, darker, and
more fornidable looking they f6retell
storma. Just befo:c a rain they some
times seem to throw off little fleecy
clouds around their- edges. ' GoethQ,
the great German poet, who was fond of
studying the clouds, said that as long as
cumuli have sharply dellned borders and
a white color a continuance of good
weather may be expected. Cumulus
clouds often form soon after sunriso and
temper the heat of the summer day. If
they gradually disappear toward oven
ing the weather will remain serene, blit
if as the sun goes down they grow dark
er and more numerous, Uhm look out for
The stratus is most common at night
and in winter. They always appear iln
the form of stripes or broad, low cur
tains, cotering m'ore or less of the sky.
The night stratus is formed of mis'ts
from swamps, rivers and moist ground.
It generally rises and changes into
small cumnuli clouds on summer mnory
iniga. The other kinds of stratus, apm
pearing at consideralhe heights in the
fall, winter and early spring, is, as I
have said, an inivariab~le forerunner of
These three kinds of clouds do not al
ways ap~pear~ in their simplle . forms.
They arc frequently mingled togethuer,
andl four varieties of these derivative
clouds have been distingnished. The
cirro-enmnulus conisista of little roundish
wite clus, floating at a high eleva
ioadoften resembling a flock of
sheep resting uploni the blue1 background
of the sky. In wintgr these clouds fre
quently appear before a thawi. Between
summer showuriers .they accomp~any in
creasedl heat. They are comnmoni in dry
Sure of Hea~ven.
Timnblet-horp, who had( not attended
church for sdnic time, thought he .would
go the other sunday, and a he did -not
have time to shave himnsolf hie concluded
that lhe would not make his appearance
im the sacred edifice until after the
services had begun. When lie got there,
however, he found that there. were a
great mnaniy peCople of evidently the name
mind as himelf, for the rear po0ws were
all full. The polito sextonsaecing his
annoyance told him there were plenty of
seats half way up the aisle, and Tim'ble
thorp, ashamed to turn back now that
lhe had p~laced himself at the religious
plough, proceeded through the dim light
towards the chancel. He looked right
and left, but could find no p)laco unt'il lie
reached the vicinity of thme pulpit, \vhen'
lhe eslpied a pow with only a lady' and a'
sniall boy in it. They occupied the
upper end of it, and lie modestly took
his position at the opposite extremity.
He devoutly proceeded to kneel, wihien
the kneeling b)eneh shot up liko'a rocket
and struck the little boy, who was atand
ing of course, uinder the chin. An
unearthly yell shbt through the church,
all the members' of the comugregationi
sprang to their feet, and the music of thd
choir was completely drowvned. The
next thing- Timblethorp. knew wias 'that
lie was being escorted dowun the aislh by
twio p~olicemnen, preparatory to bieing
locked up on a charge of mnalicious
assault. It was not till .the next day
that the sexton discovered that someo
mischievo's -h oy .hiad twisted off thme
uniderpinning of - th'o kneeling hench' at
Timblethiorl/'s side of the pow. TiPmle
thorp was discharged from custody, but
lhe says that no saint ever endured so
imuchi mortification as lie, and that he is
sure of heaven if lhe never goes to church
NEWS IN BRIEF.
iriti'feit .' 0.i ilver certificatea
lre ii circulation.
-son of Stephon A Dduglass in
qluito a good orator. -' I
,T-h2e not profits of.the Cunard line
last, yeas' woro.605,000..
. --The.,coloreo I tit iP the Unitod
itates .numbpr about 800,000.
--Mrs... Bell, wife of the inventor of
the telephone,. is a deaf nluto. ,
.-One of the Now York Broadway
milliners nets $0,000 a year.
-It costs 84 cett tobrandfa hale of
cotton from N. Y. to Liverpool.
-The. Italian, army. numbers 1,700,000
wen if the militia k. ecaigt,..out.
-Col. Bob Ingersoll -has matI $20,000
from his lecture on the bad place.
-Alma Tadema's 'Sappho'" has been
bought. by an Amnerican for $15 000.
. -About 5,000 dead godies are sent to
the 'Morgue in N'ew York' evory year.
-Four million dollars hAve been
spont is,4 nl)roving thte- Tiber at Rome.
-During Maty. the. Philadelphia mint
coined 4,241,640 piece . wortji $7,668,
--One hundred'." rd o'no p dople died
laat' y'ar in Lohdon fron-aiiet al starva
-It'is estimat'ed thab the acreage in
winter wheat is 4, per scent. greater than
. -Teli number .of Now Yorkers who
will go to Europe this aunioimer is said to
-The average ago atE which students
eiter-American collegen is 17; a century
ago it was 14.
-The American Bible Houso issued
1,085,696 copies of the *rjptijkres during
the pa year.
-Tl e Indigama sqbgol. fild to the
amUnt of' 140>. O ha, just been
-'le' new Toxas Capitol will cost
$1 ,500,000,. and will bo built by a De
--All the floekd of Morino sheop in
Addison county, Vermont, -are assessed
at $15 per head.
-The railroad mileage of Ill.,is 7,578;
it takes the lead, followed by New York
-Therd are 4,.000 specio of grapes
distributed over tho world--all aapted
-In 1739 a society in London, Eng
land,offered a premium of .100 for coch
imeal grown in India.
-It in estimated that insects injure
cropa of the United States to the value
-The West front of St. Alban's
Abbey, England, is to be restored at an
estimiated cost of $125,000.
-California's wheat crop f6r this year
is ' A0mtdta-fit40 000,000 bushels,
against 53,000,000 busliols last year.
--Andrew Johnson's heirs are now in
litigation over tho distrobution of his
property', which is valued at $100,000.
--Over 4,000,000 bushels of grain have
been shipped down the Mississippi since
the ol)ening of navigation in February.
-hicago live stock receipta for the
month of May were fa follows: Hogs,
468,395; cattle, 122,413; sheep, 30,920.
-On the first, day of its issue 2,000,000
copies of the New Testament wore sold
in England and 1,000,000. in this coun
-The tunnel under the Hudson river,
between New York and Jersey City, is
being pushed at the rate of live feeta a .
-The Beaconsflold meimrial to be
er'ectedl by the Conservatives in London
will consist of a line statue of the late
-it is estimated by good.judges that
the milla of Minineapolis will grind the
present year 20,000,000 b ushels of
-TIhe receip~ts of the Ciinard steam
ship company for 1880 were close on
?1,140,000; and 'the net profits about
?200,000. . s
-There have be~on 1,140 b~uilings
started (luring the p~resent yeoar in New
York, the iunited cost of which is nearly
- -The . Agricultural Department of
Ohio reports an annual increase in sheep
while the number of hoga has decreased
20 per cent.
-The stamp duty of 'six cents per
pack was paid on 1,094,823 packa of
playing-cards in England last year,
amounted to $65,659.
-In 1868, when Jack on retired from
the Presidency, the 'n'mrber of post
oflices in the country was 11,767; in 1880
the number was 42,980.
-The trousseau . of the Princess
Stophiapic is worth $400,000, but the
doy-ry voteig for the future Empress of
Austria does not exce'ed $50,000.
-The son of General Ord, a young
man of twenty, whose sister married
General Trevino, has been offered a
colonoley in the Mexican army.
-The 382,920 -Congregationahista in
the United States gave, last year for.
their religious work $3,692,922.24, or an
average of nearly $10 per member.
-The most magniflcent head of hair
inl Russsia b~elongedl to the Pr'incess Dol
gorouki, but she cut it all ofi~and placed
it in the coflin of the -Gaar, her dead
-A steam-tug drawing 10,000 tonis of
grain, equal to 833,000 bushmels of wheat,
eqnal to 1,000 car loads, has just made
the trip from St. Loui 'to' New Orleans
in five and a half (lays.
-Thle Woman's Medical College, in
New York city, hans, during 30 years,
gradunated 276 wvomen as physicians, of
whom 151 are now in active practice,withi
average incomes of $8,000, per year.
-The 2,586,468,320 bushels of wheat,
corn, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat and
potatoes, raised last ye'ar in this county
w'ere produced 'on 105,888,605 acres, and
the cultivation is in most cases care
. -Secretary Blaine is informed that
the Fren9h delegation to the Yorktown
Centennial will consist of no more than
ton geitlomen, descenaante of Lafayette,
D'o Roehiambeau, and others of out ''
alles in 1781.