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TRI-W EEKLY EDITION. W INNSBORO, S. (C. AUGUST 11, 1881. EST ABLISHED 1865.
GATIKER RIZPE FRUITS, 0 DEATH.
Take thy shadow from my threshold,
0 thou dweller in the night;
Standing right across ny doorway,
Shuttilg out the morning light.
Thou hast been here in the auttinn,
And hast taken all thy sheaves,
It is not time to gather
The blossoms and the leaves.
Oh, press not in so closely
To the baby at my breast,
Wouldst thou take the tender nuraling
From the shelter of its nest?
Oh child, lie is no playmate
For such a 9ne as thee;
lie smiles, and stretches towards li-.
What can the baby see?
Al I close behind the shadow
lie sees the angel wait,
And wide the leaves unfolding
Of that broad heavenly gate.
And lie seeth one who beckoneth,
Poor heart, couldst thou blt see,
Those golden gates nuflding
And thiy lost on0s waiting tiee.
Yet colder falls the twilight,
And the children crouch behind,
As tle garntets past them rustling
Sweep like the hinter wind.
But the baby smilles and watchelhi,
And when the night grows dit
There will be an empty cradle
And a breaking heart for him.
Thoro is scarcely anything more un
fortunate for a man than the absence o
loving women around his childhood an
youth. Mark Ripon had never knowi
such womon,and I offer this fact as som<
palliation for his wanmut of faith in them
He was ignorant of his parentage; h
had been found one morning oil the step
of the Foundation School in Baxtergate
Ripon,; and as it was on the festival 0
St. Mark, he had received the iine o
the saint and the name of his nativi
city, and been adopted by the institu
tion Wholesome food, stout clothinj
and a decent trade had been given hin
by the foundation, and in mlany respect
he was felt to have done it lionor, fo
after flifty years' creditable citizenshil
he was one of the Cathedral vestry, sa
ill the Common Council of this allcioll
city which hal adopted him, and wa
said to be worth at least ?50,000.
But there is a success which the work
sees little of-that of the heart-and ii
this respect Mark Ripon was the vories
pauper. Of the nurses and matrons wh4
had been1 around his earliest years 11
had not on tender memory; none o
them had fed the hunger of his heart
He had no homo, no mother, no sister
The school had been simply a place ii
which to cat, sloop and learn.
Unfortunately, when. the lad fell ii
love, it was with a pretty flirt, infinitel:
more heartless than himself. BIu
Mark's love had been deceived am
mocked, and, wvheirhn- had come out o
his chagrin and sorrow, -lie had a con
firmed belief in the general and natura
unftithfulness of women. Popular max
is and jests confirmed him every da,
in his idea, and, like most Englishmen
having once avowed this as- his, opini 1
every reiteration of his own i.dea was i
fresh confirmation of it.
But he had many friends among ii
own sex. Mi- generally spoke of hin
as a erusty old bachelor, bat otherwis
as a well-to-do, shrewd and honorabli
old fello, -hief among these wA
young .Goorge Downes, the elhild of th
only companion his boyhood had eve
known, his own godson. If Mark Ripoi
loved any human being,-it was Georg,
Downes, though the latter,. as he gre'
to manhood, gave him a groat deal c
anixiety, for Gerge preferred the societ;
of women,'and wduld not/I eredit Mark'
positive uasurances of their universn
falseness and 1mwerthiness.
One moonlight night, as Mark wa
coming from a vestry meeting, lhe me
George inl tihe cathedral close, and os
his arm wata very beautiful girl. Trh
old man looked very angrily andu doubt
fully at the pretty fac6 lifted to hlis fia
vorite's. Theobrightinoon-beams touche<
hier long fair curls, and made the vyi
rountd them ike a glory. Mark reman
bered just such a lovely, innocent face
to his, anti he had no doubt thalt thai
girl would bo as false to George as prett;
Fanny Maltby h1ad been to him.
George, however, would not be per
sunaded to doubt her. Then Mark offoere
tpo pay his oxpensos if .ho would gi
abroad and travel for two years; bu
George said lhe had got a situation in
bank, and p~reforr1ed to stay at home
Th'Ie young main, ini Mark's eyes, wu
b~ont on ralining himself; and in a-fo'
wooks lie celebrated his wedding, wit1
all elaborate rejoicing that roused th
old man's bitterest contempt.
George fnlly expected that niowh
wvould b)o ignered, and p~rop)ably lose an;
chaances that lhe might hate had of iu
haeriting his god-father' s wealth. But
Mark was unlike the generality of ine
inl many respootamand in nono more tha
in his b~ehavior to the young man whl
hiad so flagrantly disregarded all hi
advices anid ani,reaties,
H~e redouibled hits care over him,' anm
wvatched all his umovemecntsa with a cor
stantly inoross*inig i-iterest. In fact, hi
did not blame Georgeo at all; ho rogarde
himl as ohne who), In an anfortunate bo~m
hadl fallen Ihto the' hands of' a powe
which was too groat for him. He p)itie
the happy bridegroom, andc resolved ai
500on as possible to release him from thi
tolls of -a woman who had charmed an<
In vafn George'd wvife smiled npon ani
entertained Mark Ripon. He visitedl hi
hiouse, indteed, for it was necessary t
wqtchm her muoviemtsi; but neither sik
nor .iongs, nor attentiona moved Marla
He had gone through that delusion once
and was not to be deceived again. It
was one groat point of favor that George
had taken a house in such a situation
that he could keep the young wife under
very close surveillance, and he was con
fident that, sooner or later, he would
prove her all he believed women univer
sally to be.
But month after month went by and
George was more in love than ever.
There had also com to the happy home
over the wiay from Mark's a flue little
boy that had been called after him, and
a bluo eyed girl whom not even Mark
could find it in his heart to regard as
dangerous. He was even venturing to
make Mrs. George Downes that excep
tion said to be contingent upon every
rule when suddenly all suspicions woro
forced into active life and prominence.
One day-a very wot one--a closo car
riage drove up to George's house, and
Mrs. George, heavily cloaked and veiled
was driven away in it.
"Very well, ma'am" said Mark, sums
piciously. to himself ''we shall see
whether you confess to having been out
So he went over to George's, played a
f rubber or two with his favorite,and tried
every way to induce a confession as to
: the drive in the rain, but the young
wife would make no allusion to it. This
L was on Monday. On Thursday, Pt the
same hour, the carriage came again, and
a George's wife went away in it. The
a next week sho went on three different
days, and twice, the weather beig fine,
f he noticed she wore her very best dress,
f the rich - brocade that had been one of
3 her weddinig suits
The affair was beginning to look very
black to Mark, for he had satisfied him
self that George had been told nothing
8 whatever of these clandestino excursions.
On the next Monday he had a carriage
I waiting, and when the lady went out
t again ie directed his driver to keep her
well in sight. In this way lie followed
1 her beyond the aristocratic precincts of
the city to a little house 'et back in a
garden quite in the suburbs. A very
handsome ,foreign-loolding man met her
t with many smiles and escorted her into
I the house. Mark sent his carriage home,
1 and patiently waited.
f After an interval of two hours Mrs.
Downes' carriage returned, the same
gentleman put her carefully into it, and
rshe must have driven at once home, for
when Mark passed the house she was
sitting in her plain nerino dress by the
F window, tending his namesake. She
t ran to the door and begged him to come
I in; but Mark was toofull of his discovery
f and answored, grufily:
- "Ask George to come to me after din
I ner; I have something to tell him."
- Georgo heard what his god-father had
r 'to say with a - face half angry and half
"It must have been my wife's sister,"
Mark laughed scornfully at such a
s defense, aid moreover-, stoutly 'asserted
i that it was Mrs. Downes and not her
D "Come on Thursday and soo for your
s self, George."
a "If I do, god-father, it will not be
r because I suspect my wife, but because
LI I am sure to prove you wrong."
e Still George thought it singular that
v lie could not by the most adroit ques
i tioning get from her an'y allusioni to
y those mysterious visits. At length he
1 "Emnia, I will ask for Thursday after
nmoon, and we will go out to Alborough
B woods and get the holly and mistletoe
t for Chiristnmas. What (10 you say?"
"I can't go. Thursday, George, dear;
e I have so much to (do."
- "WThat have you to do?"
- 'More than I can toll, Is it not necarly
1 Christmas, and1( does thati nmot imply all
.1 sorts of housekeeping duties? But I
-will go with you Friday, dear."
e George was a little cross at the refusal
a and answered gloonmily;
y "No; I have lost tihe wish to go niow.'
Then both were silenmt,and~ the evening
- dta pleasant one. All the next
a1 d~ told himself that he would not
a watch his wvife Thursday, and
t -yet WYcn the (lay came he was sitting
a with his godfather at the winidow.' At
,the usual hour thme carriage arrived, and~
at 1Mfis. Downos,with her hair as olaborate
v ly dressed as if she was goihng to a state
h d(inner at the Bishop's palace, rain down
e the steps, andl was soonl driiven rap~idly
e ''Well, godfather," he said pleasanitly
y .".,t.hat is Emma~r, certainly, and she is
Svery remarkably diressed; but, for all
.t that, I am sure she has some good rea
n son for what she tells mec."
n "Don't be la fool, George; go anid
o qnestion your servants."
s After a little ref lection,George crossed
to his own house and rang the bell. Thelm
a housemaid seerned astonished at his-an>
I- pearanco, and when lie asked where her
e mistress was, said she had not sooni her
d since she had takeni - her orders for din
e, nor. Thoen George went upl to tihe nu
d "'Where's your mistress, Anin!"
s ''Is shea not in the parlor, air?"
e "'You knoW she is not. Where did
d shmo go in thme carriage?"
"Inideed, sir,it is my p.uincss to mind
a the children; tihe mistress knmows her
Ii own affairs,without tile likes of mec med
0 'aling in them.
~i ie turnmed round impatieently,. wenit
E. back to Mark Rioni amnd got aui accurate
lescription of the house to which he had
braced Mrs. George; and in half an hour
ho half curious and half angry husband
stopped at the pretty cottage. All was
juiet about it; there was no appearance
)f company; it looked almost deserted
4u its wintry garden. An exceedingly
lovely womian, though evidently in frail
mil failing health, opened the door for
"You want to see the signor, sar?"
"No; I wish to see Mrs. Downes; she
a hore, I believe?"
"Ah, yes, she is here. If you will
please go up one stair. I am so weak
md tired always."
She pointed to the stairs, and George
went thoughtfully up them. Half wiay
there was a little lantding and a door,and
Lhere lie heard a rtrange, musical voice,
mud then his wife's merry laugh to its
>bservation. It nettled George; he
kiocked sharply, and before an answer
'ould be given opened the door anld
wailked into the room.
"Oh11, George, how provoking! What
iado you come, dear?"
His wife waa sitting in all her bridal
[inery on a little elevated platform, aid
signor Sarts was putting the last touches
.o a lovely portrait of her.
"I mean it for your Christmas gift,
Jeorge, and you have peeped before
and. Is not that too bad?"
'Indeed it is, Emma."
But Emma was almost satisfied with
liis peeping, so proudly and lovingly did
lie take her home.
"lHow did you find me out, George?"
''Oh, you are easy to find out, Emmian.
Df course I knew if you went out in iL
marriage that you got it at Morrell's.
But how did you come to know this
"You think all foreigners are French
nen, George. He is an Italian, and so
ia his beautiful wife. He came from
London to paint my Lord Bishop and
the cathedral, and the signora was so
inuch better hero 'that he resolved to
qlend the winter in Yorkshire and" try
to make enough to go to Italy soon. My
Lord asked mne to have my picture done,
tnd papa paid for it in order to surprise
you. I think, George, dear, you had
better not let papa know you have
qioiled his surprise."
George felt more and more sorry and
humiliated as lie looked in the pretty,
frank face, and thought how cheerfully,
after all, shte had taken the forestallment
if her Christmas secret.
"I will do as you say, Emmima. Has
the signor plenty of work?"
"(He is painting many of the principal
ladies in the city. The bishop thinks
very highly of him. Indeed, I have seen
his lordship there at nearly aill my visits.'
George let the subject drop now as
quickly as possible to Emma; but he
talked at good deal about it--alnd ill 11
very good temper-to his godfather.
For onco Mark had no excuse for his
sispicions. He was quite awed by tbe
fact that hue had dared to think wrong
if interviews which the bishop had ar
ranged and honored with his presegiee.
Hle had lost faith in his own penetratiOl
regarding the sex,and George and Emnma
wvore quietly at some pains to convince
him that good anid true women are the
rule and niot the exception.
Though I cannot describe exactly how
it came about, I know that the next
Christmas Mark was the gayest old
b~achelor inl Riponl, anid 0lponedl his festi
val ball at George's house with Signor
Sarti's handsome sister--the very same
lady whom the blishmop humself,very soon
afterward, made Mrs. Mark ipon.
A Life of Advenature.
Thle life of Mary Ami' Talbot, a
laughter of the Earl of Talbiot, was one
of remmarkab le adventure. B orn ill
L0mondo, 01n Feb~ruairy 2, 1778, she was
well edneated at the expense of her
father. When only ablout fourteen alhe
was induied~ to run away from school byv
FL Captin Bowen. She wentt with his
regiament to tihe WVest Ind(ies, served
rfterwards as a drummmer at the siege of
Valenciennles, where the Captain was
killed, anid the intrepid girl left friend
less She contrived to leave thle coast,
an~d shipped as a boy 01n a Frenchl
p~rivateer. TI s vessel was capturedl by~
one1 of the ships of Lordn~ Howe's fleet,
and, the opp)ortumnity being OpIon to her,
Mary Talbot entered tile British navy.
She served ill many aotions, was several
times ai prisonier of waur, and( filnally, iln
1796, when sufftering fremnI alshattered
leg, wias commiissionecd aL midshlip~man
and1( dischlarged. Sti &ueuently, Qaueen
Charlotte granted her a penlsionl of .?20.
When recovered of her wionda she went
tdAmorica, working her way htitheri as5
stowar'd of a nmerehanmt ship, on bo~ard of
which, it is said, she was obliged to re
veal her sex. After a long absenice,
little being known of her exploits iln the(
meani time, she1 againl alppearned iln Lona
don11. From this poinit her suibsmeuet
life wmas 0110 of great wreI'tchedness and
p)ovorty, andl she was frequmently 1in New
gate ulndergoing imuprisonmen111t for delbt.
Out of prison site assaumIed a variety of
characters, being sailor, actress, p)eddler
and footpad by turnms. Thte date of her
death is unlknownl.
Avarice is auniform and tractabl~e
vice. Other intellectual distemnpers aire
differenit iln differeyt contstitultionst (If
mindI~ ; that wicih soothes the p~ride (If
(o11 will oflfend the pride of ano(thier; but
to the favor of the covetous thtere is a
readly way--bring m~oney and1( notintg is
The Kremlia at Mosvow. t
The Palace of the Kremlini alone has '.
always been ia city inl itself. In the en
virons the Metropolitan Bishop, the
court dignitaries and princes and lords
OCcpl)i'd iiagnlitienit maii1insiIlOns, reared
by (irecian and Italian architects. It
wis here in 1547 thatitlhe great fire-for
the Kreimlini ha1s onever been a stranger
to fire-wrought its awful destruction,
balliing all human power. lere it Wats
that tho venierable met1ropoli till 1anhisop,
pleading it the altar for divinie interpo
sitioni, was with great diliculy rescuied.
Smothered and in a state of inisensibility
the old prelate was borne through hil
lows of late and smoke, while the P1a- s
ee of the Emperor, his treasures and
the archives of the empire, were ill con
The Kirilin hill tands almost in the t
center of Moscow. It is triaigular in
form.t.he longestside facing the Moskva,
about it mile in eircumiference and a tri
lie under 100 feet in height. Adjoining
it onl thle east is thle Kiti; (/orod
(Chinese City), inclosed within the an
cient walls, which rising directly from
the Moskvai, at the foot of the hill, on
the soitheri side, climb it at. either end
and crown it oil the north. There was,
ill its earlier history, a lak0-like mioat
itrouiid the northern side of the hill, but
Alexander I. drained it and coiverted it
into ia pleasait garden. The golden j
domes of the Kremlin were so construet
ed as to be visible fromt alost every
pIart. of Moscow.
Travelers have vainly esaived to do
justice to the beauties of the plice; (Well
Bayard Taylor pleads the laLc of de
scriptive power to do the Kremiin jus
tice. The main entrance is through ia
double-towered portal called the Situay
Gate. Built agaiinst the wall, het ween.
two arouhways,is a little chapel or shriine,
entering which, bareheadel, all the
pious do reverence. Witfhin the chiapel
is reiteled at iiche lighted vith silver
lamps before a screen dtzzliig with gohl
silver and precious stones. Hiigh-iorn
lady and serf kneel side by side to de
votioinilly kiss the glass cover over a
Byzantine mother atti child of dark coim
plexion. This in the "'Iberian mother of
God, it miraculous pictugfor hundreds1
of years tile protectress of the Mus
covites, and her intereession is sought
Within the Suniday gate is the long&
pausutoi l'lohuud, or Red Brquare,
stretching south to the bank of the
Moskv'a. Oi the right is the gray wall
of the Kremlin and on the left the long
low front of the (/ostinw,i Deior, orI
Great Bizaar. In the ceitre of the
square stands a bronze momunent to
MbNinim and Pojarski, the Rhissiant heroes,
who, inl 1610, aroused the people,storied
Moscow and drove out Vladislas, of Po
land,called to the throne bf the Royards.
The sturdy baitcher of Nijni Novgorod
is represented as addressing Pojarski,
the General-, who sits, sword in hand.
The figures are colossal and full of fire
and vigor. Hard by is a small circular
of masonry, the throne or judgment, seit,
of the early Tzar..
At the southern extremity of the
stluare is the most, astonishing structuare
-il IppArUce It church or pavilion.
It is described b)y Tialor its "i bewil
dering pile, tilm i-oduclt. of soime arhi
tectural kaleidoscope inl which the most
incongruous things assume it certain or
der and system. It is not beautiful, nor
is the eiect oilesive, beiause the very
maze of colors, in which red, green and
gold predominate, attraicts and cajoles
the eye. Thle purposed incongruity of
the biilding is manifest inl the miiutest
details. This is the Cathedral of St.
Basil, built, by Ivan, the Terriile, who
is said to have been1 50 (charmed withI the
work t~lhat he caused the eyes of thle
archiitect to be blinded to prevenit himi
ever dluicaietinig thet struclturei. The
cathtedrall is an agglomterat ion of lowers,
n10 two oIf whtiich are alike ini eithter
height, simpei, 0r ini any t ote par1 tiuar.
$011ne are rounid, sonme sqpiare, somec hex
agonal, somlie ocltagonail ; onie ends ini a
piyraml1idal spire, aniothe~r in ia conie, and
others inl 1bulginig domues, t wistedin spi
ratl hands~l of yellow in d green like an an
cient Moslem turban. The initerior of
the cathledrailX 110n less cuious1t1 than the~
ouitside. Every tower encloses a chapel,
so that twelve or lifteeni saints have the ir
shr'ines und1(er one0 roo(f, yet separa'ite.
TIhe colossal face oif Christ, the Virgin,
or the pat ron saint stares down from the
htollow oif thte cainj~ig (dome1. The teen
tralit tower is 120 feet high, while the'di
iamleter of' the chapel inside it is scarcely
mnore thn thirty feot. at thle 1base. Bay
ard Taylor descrileos this singular strueo
turel an the Apot.hteoSis of echimni y.."'
Passing thirouigh the JKremlhin wall by
the Xpuns FIoe, or Gate oIf the Re
dleemetr, the mlost( saced con11fines are
reaedu. Over the ollo11(w arch thanmgs ia
picturme of the Havior looking with lie
nignlity upon01 the Russiians,but bireat.thiing
11iriad thunider upon01 their foes. The
Titarir-so siays tratditin-were drivenm
tbick agin and1 iagiin froni thin gatte by
mairaenlous resistance, andl( althtough the
Frmenchi enltered iat last alth leir attemtst
to1 blow it up1 wore vin. Not even the
El'mpleror liare palss through the (htte oif
the IRedleeme(r withiot nuicoverinmg his
head. T Ihmus is enitranice effeted to t he(
the tower of .Ivani Veliki ; becyond are the
(Cathtedral of St. Michaiel, thle Church of
thme Assmnhption, and fi he inienmt clhiireh
(If Ithe T..zarn, all crowded wvit~h tiaras oIf
gildled dhomes* a Tlo the1( right is anouthier
cluister of daL k bihue domies overi th1e
House of the Holly Synod, while the
b ack-gr( uoun is 1illed upl with'the niew
plauce ((iranovitaya P'alata), wvit~h its
heavy IFrench froni andme winI gs, atbove
wthtich the 'iTartar1 toweros ofi1.1 the Kremilin
waltl:shloot nyi oil the loft.
At the foot of the t ower stantds oni a
grainito pedestalh thle TPsur Lo/oko./, oir
Emiprom of Bulls, whieb was caist by or
dler of thte Emphress Annie in 1731), btin
wast birolken some1 years iaftertwaridn
through the biurniing of thle pnwer inl
whtich it thung. 1t is over 21 feet in
height, 22 feet ini diamei4ter at the hot11
1.om1, weigths 120 tons, andil the estimaited (l
v'ahte of the goldl, silver and1( coppiler con
tained in it is $1 ,500t,000t. In antother
stoiry oif the tower is a hell 101) years~t
ohler, whosie iron1 tongiue requires the
exertionsI oif thriee) men11 to mlove it.
It onily rings three tinmes a year.
The Emplress Annme seems to have had1
a fondineas for mnnaitm. cntummgs fr in
Irly kiowin ats the lIpoeket-piee 'of the
Izarlina. .I1n the sitie Court ire Firenchl
nld Germaniti cannlonl capired inl 1,412,
ld also Turkish and Persian guis.
The churches inl the palace court. are
f modern dimensions4, and plain ouit
-ardly,bltl withinl there isda]3zzlinlg ip)
lid ghlre. A miiiilhititde of saintsIt are
aiiited oil tlit walls, and ctlassie phil
sophers anld historians ats well-Thuevcy
ides and Plutarch in company with 88.
LntlO)y mid a Jeroni. There are said
> he 2,300 figurnes altogefther. In the
Itedrl of the Areingel Michael, in.
tend of siaints are large frescoes of
leaven, Hull nil( the J uidgiieit. Oi
he floorI, arraiged inl rows, aIre the sar
oplmilgi of the early Tziaris, fromt Ivan i,
0 Alexis, father of Pet er tlIe ( rent. In
he middle of the chuiirich inl it slniltidid
ilve. cotlihtis tlie body of it lad,1 believed
1) he Chat of the younIg Deinietrilus, the
ist prince of the riae of 1uirik,who was
>it, to denthi lby Boris Ondoni'. The
id of the coulin is openi ,iiid oil the inner
ide is it portrait of tli boy sltded with
i'we'ls. Visitors ar expected to kiss the
In the House of the Holy Synod is
ireserv'etd th rI iobs wornt1 by tie ilussiin
a1triar-cha during the last. 600t Yvars.
Ie holy oil is preserved in thirty-three
urs. About two gallons a ye1ar 1r
leeessaiy to suipply 1ussil.
Thlt secular palaices of the Kremlini are
plain 'without. and mallgnificenlt. withlinl.
le vespecial splendors in gold, jew1ehl
mud marble are inl the grand hall of St.
Aeorge, St. Alexander Nevsky, St.
V'ladimar and St. Elizablti. A iarft oI
he ancvient palace of the 'Tzars-all thalt
vas left by fire and Frenehmen--formi
>ne of the atatraotios. From th' hal
olmy, iU is said', ']kc nparte watchledl thei
>rogress of the fire the night. ifter I his
.iirival inl Moscow.
"N4) Sitck In Comics."
"Maiy I as1k your opinion on tlt
oIet ?" said tfhe' reporter, aeecosting a
irt'ly matron who, wit.h i larg' market
misket (It liu he arti'mli, wasI wveidinng lei
m ' rapiring wiy down Fulton street, New
Cork. She pulled up sudldinly and
Lfte' hIvilg somiewhaItt. recovered froim
ter flurry and excitement at, being ae
'osted by at strang-er said: "Ohl, comlies ;
vell, I never did .take imuch stoik in
hem things ; a coimic and it tryii' to
righten people, in' a ilot. of erazy peloph
t sayin' the world's ia Comlin' to anlli eil
vhich it ain't never comin' to an end,
eCor'din to my hlief. No, sir, I don'
ake li) stook i: Comics, bu. my pool
msiand has took oni dreadful since yes
erlday. Night before last he come lmm
loime time iin the mirniin' it ieelin' drunk.
ilays I, 'Johnl, herev's at prett.y tilm fte
!M1 homle, and inl this dreadful statt
>f 'toxiention, too.' Says it', 1 tiglt
nming himself up)), 'Maria, Il'm a soli
nanl ; I've beeni serultinlizun'i theo ermiie.
A strity what ?' says T, knowin' tht.
olm he iever ied siicl lovely langig
lilless le werte full. 'Sertiiiizun' tlii
Omlie, Maria,' said he, gettin' qu1itt
iniad like 'eause I didn't. uiiderstiiai
Ivlat lie iinat'. 'What's a esiritiinizni?
laid 1. Poor Joili Was too full to tel
ute mrt, lit. T got him up-stairs to bed,
Id after he hind laid Iuief it 1 bit he say
piite confidential like, 'Maria, fthe
vere fonr of us a serutinizuni' the coiie,
ti' after we looked at thie comie a il
ye hiad glasses roaund, aind thien we weni
Bill lit sidt lie s'd~i five' coiiics, limh
lever' st'i'd moriie thanj fouri. ' W\ell, sir,
iiumt t hose 1blessedl comiies till hie ram
ilid himtse'lf ftoi sletep . Wiht'n he wok d
Ilp yeste'rday moiriniin' y on nevecr se'd rt
islfhmedi oft yiuriiself ?' lHe furnied hiim
telf over ini his lbed atnd, looikini' atf nii
svith hilis 1blotodshott eye's, said, 'Oh,
Maroia ! dot ne iive'r fake noi stock it
T1o te smaill hoy who ni'vter wthis let,
Toi fte womanii tover thiri'y whlo iov~el
and an o~lt'r.
-J'Ti the( hoyi~ of 18 whoit does nout kiunw
.Tot thne widow who doi's not lke ft<
nmye heri mounini ig 1heroii mig.
To'c the youlng imn whoi ditoesn't thilii
lie girls are aill dying afhter hcim.
Ti) thet politician who nieveri sought
lie p lace that seemed toi seek him.
To the witer fior the pret.ss wholt inovi'
a idh tat his cointiiuntioin wias tdasheit'
To'u the dictoir whou has ft' hardihoiod
i) fell ia weailthny palttient tht nothliing
fT yunig womnan whlo w~ouldni't
shoiose an ie creamtii to a subsitantiil
'To ithle married nan who never eon.
ctiieed the po1 ssib i' ities of ia second
Toi ft'eluchoil t'en'r whon enn tall
v' ~iit.u seem'inig to wiatch eve~ry woird
To' fte cltergyiian who dloesn't fee'
uist a litt le prot~iud oh theu te'ars hia callIm
ip at a fumneral.
Toi (lie married wvomann wh'lo does not
ti say "Yes."
Tro t~he cam' coinductor' who does~ noti
ake peculiar pleasure ini htelping tlit
aidies iohT his earu.
'ITo the man who ever exchaniged um.i
>rellas and weont off' with a worise olne
hlan hie left behind.
TIo thet young lady gi'aduiate whln
~vouldn'ft rather have a white satin dres:
hian high honors at the graati un
In 1-870), George Avry, then about 21
years of age, wax charged with the mur
der of Johni Ifayes, of Iowlands, Pike
couilty, Pit. le was arrested and an
ottcer d'ttile'd to bring him to Milford.
Evideieo of the murder was reported to
be -o conclujive that he could not pos
k4ibly escape hanging. On their way to
Milford the oflicer imbibed freelv of
liquor ind finally got "blind drunk."
Avery secured thle key-4 whieb unlockted
his handeuitlit and sliaekle anu took
theml oil', and puitting theml inl thle bot
toi of the wagon, he took the Ieinll
from the stupidly driniiken oflicer's hands
adtAl drove to the n iiearest lottel, where eliv
arrived with the offiver in charge it a
late ioiu. He put. the drunkent mtn in
bedl, rousxed .him -the next mliorniing, got
him inl the wagoil, droiv'e on to MilfoI,
fite cointy sent, of Pike moiity, when af
ter lio had pit tilt olieer ill bed at i
hotel he wentt up1 to the jail aind deliver
(d limsielf up to lt keeper. Ife was
onineiia'd there till SepItemiber, 1870,
wlei he was tr-ied for murder and to the
great uisei of eveiry on11 acquitted.
Iiimmediately after' he wisx dimchirged by
flt' emiurt lie was arrested, charged with
birglary, convieted and ent to State'
pisOl for a yetar anit a half. le servt'
his terii, readiig law during his confine
mnltiil. When le left the Eastern Peni.
fiiiniay ie retunlIled iomiie, opened a law
iflice, a'reted sevtral citizens wi had
testified againist him when ie wasI oi
iilI for iirglary chiarging tlitm with,
pIjIIuy', anid failing to) male out hi4
his case was seiteiced to pay the costs,
lit! had no ioiey, so lIe weit. to prisoil
igiain, where ht remained till hisxfriend
t'01ub4 scria'pe 111 eiligh Imioniey to gel
him iut.. When 11inaly he biteeni a frt
iinaii lie returnied to hisuld hiomie at Ro.
-laids. From that time forwarid burg
lare's werte IImeIIIroIIsi inl that eeltion bul
nit.'ter ('ol01d evidt'ee suiffieniit to cum.
vitt Avery be ob tained. After awhilt
the yoing ia mal weil to Oil City, P1i.
ant hilieg (tit his Slingle as a lawyer
Ctint ~were plenty and fee large,
Avery was r'ap)iig a gobtit'ni hlarvest
wlen le was conivicted (of fotrgery anit
Stelt, t t he Westerin ''nitentiary, at Al
leglieny City, for foiti years and elevet
moiinti. W1l1le there he fell inl lovo witl
lit' ket'eper's dtligltei, arlt shw plopoie(
to assist hii to escalm, but le iefisei('
to l'ave 1it prison till his tiie was out
At. the end of thti teii he retlrIed agail
to Laekawaxen; Hooin after h piofese''
ieligion,switidled a neighbor out of $101
fali wis inIduced by the ieighbor, wi
enforced his argumeits with a hlot-gun
to refund the money. le t.hon Wet. to
ILuzerne county, welire lihe got, into dill!
culty fint wet'it to the Eastern 'eif t'iit
ilry againi for it hor teri. Upon le
ing releaed tho last time lie went. to Ill
mining iegion of the West, wieire lIe
ollied at law office andlt speculated if
sto'ks. Not long ago, lio "st'ruck i
rich" and Cleared over half it million dol
lars, gave up his stock speculattion foro
everi, seitfo f is finneeo the prisoll keep
er's fair daughter, who veit W('st., ail
thley hiavte beten ma rried. Avory is onl'
abiouit thirty-two years oIf age anid write:~
to firienids here that lie is no(w an~ himti.
upriigh t. man, andi~ thait the next t ime( hri
(comes'1 Eaitt it. will lbe ats a Uniitald State
Senaitor from011 one of the Western St attes
(Graowl'ing nii ui aria.
Jiudge lit man hast a habit iif xlipingui
hisx watch unider hisx p illowv wh'en lit goi
to lied. One niight ohoIltl~w it slippe<
dotwni, andit as thei( .Judtge wi'f resxtlessx
wo rked its way down toward the foi
oft the bed't. Aftt'r it bit., while lie wa'i
lying awake his foot touchedtit it; it fel
vtery coh11;-hie waxsi urprwised, scared~u, am
juipmig from the lbed, lit e'x('limed:(
"My~[ griou s , Mardia ! ther'e's a i out
or1 sotin iig iuideir the covters; I touch
ed it with iiny foot."
wax on the fhlor ini an inxt ant.
"'Now don't go to hollering amil wak
inig up the neighbosrs,"xut saidhe .Judge
"'You get me ia burom or xomiething ant
we'll lix the thinig mighty qick."
Mrs. P itimin broIughit Ithe brwoom ian
gaivi it to~ the J1uidge with the remiarl
th at shet ftelt ax if xinaktes were creep'linf
u p anid down her'i legs andio bactk.
'Oh. nonsx~ies, Miiriat ! Now tuiu
doewni the cove'rx slowly while' I hold tin
broomo and iihl ang it. IPut a buckeat 0o
wutter aliongside the hed't 14o thaiit wei ei
shiove it. ini andi drowni it.'"
Mrsi. P it mian Iixed the bueket. anhi
genit ly remolved the covter. Th'le Judge
- in-d the birtom uliiftedt, anid as till
black i'ibboln oif thei silveir watch wiax re
v'ealed, he ieraekid awvay at it., three 01
four inux with the biroomi, then hii
pushelid the flhing oftf intoi the biutket
'Then' lhey took thue light to inivesutliah
lie miattier. When the .Judge xaw whia
iut wats hie aid:
"I miighit hatve kniow~n, it ix jusxt liki
yoiu woiimn to goI screelhinig aiid fuxsinj
aboiut, niot~hiing. It,'s utti'rly ruined."
"'It wax youi madtto the fuss, not mie,
sid Mrs. Pitmn."'
"You needni't try to) put the blamte 01
me.'" Thon the Judge turned ini an
growled at Maia until lie fell asleep.
A wJTrI4sa was on thle stand~ in anm illega
lIquor sale case. Trho counsel wais tryliij
to find out In what kind of a glass the
liquor was hianded to the wItness, and al
la't exchlmedl. "WhV~at kInd of a lookins
Iglass was it?" Begarra, S~or, it, was not
lookIng-glasn at all, it. wan a tumbler.
T1he0 Sumnp Ian, or 11Bow-Tuibe.
The pIojctiles itsed are- darts, va'v.
ing from five to eight or nine inclhes in
leigth. The )yak war dart is the
shortest, and is usually furnished with a
siall nietal arrowhead. In thin case the
shaft is of light wood. The longer
dart, miteli an those used in Sumatra,
are made from a harder and heavierl
wood, us1ull y the long npikes taken from
the paing. TheNe are left thicker towar
the point, thani at the other eid, go an to
counite rhalainee the w'eight, of'the e4ivjeilI
piece of pith there aillixed. This piee
of pitli, the broadest part of which is bit
very little lens than the bore of the blow
tilbe, is asIolutely ineceNsary for Ie
forcible propulsion of the (art. Am it
does not fit the tube precisely, there is
nietcessarily soie eseape of force. For
this reason wheli very hard shots are
desired a sniall llellet of cotton or othier
suititle tibrous miateirial in pIt lieldint
tlie (Iat. The great secret inl miaking
the darits is to insire that they balane
exatetly, ;. r., one-hlltlf nust lie exictly
the saine weight an the other. Under
filly other ('onlditiOns tibe slhoot'iig is
iipossibli. In .Padrtlg, Sumatra, I
wa1s mu11Cih astonished to meet a mInti
ulsiig for Very smnal1l birds (1ats1n 11-ol
structed ouit. of cocon it, lest% lie
took a1 spike of the lea1f, and a t oil a
piece alot five inches lollg. 'lhe stalk
of this he denutded of sall leaf except olle
piece tln inch and i half long oi one side,
tie resilt bing an article having tlim(
shape of i qtill en. The inch and it
haltf frainen411 of, leajf thatl -n1iined was
enrb'I-d anmat~d to al1low of its admlittancet
into) the blow-tubew. Wheni we remembeinlr
thitt it, %vain it grein lef, we cll forim al
idella of the force wit-h which 11 darts
anr Propl'aled to kill. For ny particular
aUt11Semen01t the sportsmlan, whol( was.
lidenl with ia sipply of at least 300 darts,
shot on1e of these paln leaf projectiles
ove'r soie witter, und [ calculated that
flit range was well over 80 yards. The
init ili velocity was No great that tile dart
could not. he neen for the first 25 yards.
Tilt greittest aldepts with the silmpital,
especially at, the pre'sent day, when itn
lise is no nurely dying out., are imdoubt
eully the Dyaks. Fron what. I havt
liarl, andt(] froii what I know fromtI may
own obserVation, a Dyak would lhloot a
dart. a hundred and fifty yards to a
certainly ; and f sltould not care to bot
very imucl against 200 yards being
a(conplislhed by picked men. This
stateimnt may stvor of the "traveler"
order, but I fancy most Borntean travel
ers will agree with me. The smnall dart
is, of coursje, not ilflicilt of itself to
take human life, hut the Dyakn poinon
itir projeetiles ill warfare, when a slight
WORuMd anywhere iN ill that i Iecessary,
Mr. Pautl, hol() wias sone yearn inll orneo
with Sir James Brooke, told me that
he( once( ,jaw% at Dynki whto put two darts
into a umpitan, one behind the Other,
in ia1 bv soile illexplienble mens shot out
tile front one first., alnd followed with the
other aofter an interval. This manm was
dohuib8less It sort of Dr. CIrver among
tle IDyakn. Precision with the blow
tube is, ans with every other weipon, a
Iere Iitteiri of practie. iIn lhootigl
mlle birdes t of tiee foirt collgegtng
iurpoeseic o t hihercen. Atom
tmindedthie aselittle bladio will ueth
itnge wou'rldlt ntver tbeveyg.A birdbli.
totilen tatigt i thg lwer, full
inlreeren t the h ighvery one. A t
ifulc nthkledutihteonda wl
rul, tetarr.y in triainixedl, whlen of
co)urse' it is a cane. F give 20 feet be
cause I always like toI be on the safe 41(1e
in thesen( inatters, b ut .1, myiself, would
:etin lly untaiihke to hiit foulr Iit'e out.
of ixat ~wce heheight. I have frne
IIuenltly provied thin bly bringinlg down'i
tiny birds ouit of' the bte(l-nlut pahni.
Your r'eadlers will notice that I npeak of
"height, and nt "d(istan(ce."' Shooting
upl into) it tree and sho(otinig lat an ohj'.'et
uponll the1( gr'ountd atre two difi~erenmt
miatters- when the pro'(jec(tile in a long
dat, likely to 1b3 atlected by the least
wind(. ]hnt. still, ait 30 feel smaill birds
should not, escape)( very often from hiori
zo11ntllts. For very*'3 tiny) b3irdsl play
Ill s maly lie usned ; 1buit from the fact
(hiat. thei(y never canl fit t~he blarrel proper
ly', tilhey) are niot so sure an the dat,.
A neule or Ile viklngs.
I The oakenl hull oIf a vessel spoe
datte' fromi thel timie oIf the old( Vikiniga I f
the11( North , was recently discoveret
while digging a tumulus niear* Frederick
nstadt, iln Norway. it wasL rathier flat 'Ili
low ini the wa'uter, talptinlg to a p)oinit at
ened. (3nd(, with a length (of of keel of '44
feet, andl ai breadlthl of beam oIf 13 feet.
It, in supp~hosed1 to have been1 used as a
watr vessel for colant servico(, beling pro
pelled by oarNu and sails. An ancient
practice in Norway wan to place the
vessel over the remajins of its captain,
and fragnmnts of dress, horse accoutrc
ments, ando harness have discovered un-.
der this. ''Ihin is decemeid quite a prize
for the arehmeologists, and the entite
lot in to 1)0 placed in the Antiquarian
I~Mseum at (Christiania.
--The Gherman post-office uses p)ostage
stamrps wvhose clhora canh be cancelled by
water. This prevents frauds,for as soon
as the stampls are washed the color is