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TR -WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., AUGUST 20, 1881. ESTABLISHED 865.
Can I believe, what yet mine eyes have soon,
That we are parted who were once so near?
That far behind us lie the meadows green,
Where we no more may greet the early year,
And praise the dewy crocus buds, while yet
More happy in each other than in Spling?
If I remember, how should you forget,
And leave me lonely in my wandering?
Can I believe, what yet mine ears have heard,
That severed is our sweet companionship?
An autumn wind among the woodlands stirred
And blew your kisses from my grieving lip;
Tinie stopped between us and unclasped uu
That reach in vain across the widening days;
Life met our wisiful looks with stern commands,
And led us coldly down divided ways.
Can I believe, what yet my heart has felt,
That never more our paths will be the sane ?
That even now your joyous nusings iuelt
To tenderer longing at a dearer name?
Then say farewell, since that must be the word.
In life's strange journey I may yet rejoice,
But still through all Its volces will be heard
The lingering echo of your vanished voice.
THE BOARI) FENCE.
"Shoo, shoo, got home, you plague)
orittet?" cried Mr. Babcobk, waving
his arms, as he chased a dozen shoe
and lambs through a gap in the fence.
It was a wooden fence, and when hi
had succeeded in driving the animals t<
the other side of it, he lifted it from the
reclining position and propped it ip
with stakes. This was an operation h
found himself obliged to repeat many
times in the course of the season, and
not only of that season, but of several
Yet Mr. Babcock was neither slack
nor thriftless ; in fact, he rather prided
himself on the ordinary appearance of
his farm, and not without reason.
How then, shall we account for hit
negligence in this particular instance?
The triith was that this fence formed
the boundary line betweon his estate
and that of Mr. Small, and three gone.
rations of men who' owned these estates
had been tunable to decide to whom it
belonged to rebuild and keep it in re
pair. If the owners had chanced to be
men of peaceful dispositions they wculd
have compromised the matter and avoid
ad a quai-rel ; but if, on the contrary
they belonged to that much larger clam
who would sooner sacrifice their owi
comfort and convenience that their so
called rights, this fence would have beor
a source of unending bickerings and
And of this class were the presen1
owners. Again and again had they con
suilted their respective lawyers on the
subject, and dragged from their hiding
places musty old deeds and records, bui
always with the' sane result.
"I say it belongs to you to keep it in
repair ; that's as plain as pike-staff,'
Mr. Babcock .would.say.
"And I say it belongs to you-any
fool might see that," Mr. Small wouli
roply ; and then high words would fol
low, and they would part in anger, mort
determined and obstinate than ever.
The lawyers' fees and the loss by
damages from each other's cattle, hai
aiready amointed to a gum suffidient t<
have built a fence around their entir<
estates, but what was that comparei
With the satisfaction of having their owi
At last, one day, Miss Letitia Gill,
woman much respected in the village
and of some weight as a land-owvner ani
tax-payer, sent for Mr. Babcock to com<t
and see her on business ; a summnon
which he made haste to, obey, as hov
could it be othefise where a lady wan
Miss Lititla sat at her windowv sowing
aseamn, but she dropped her work an<
took- off her: spectaces when Mr. Bab
cock made his apgjearanco.
"So you got my message ; thank you
f or coming, I'm sure. Sit dowvn, (do.
suilpos mny mniii Isaac toldl you 1 wantet
to consult you on business-a matter o.
eqjuity, I may say. It can't 1)e exp)eter
that we women folks should be the hIss
judges about such . things, you know
thero's Isaac, to' be sure, but then hi
lives on' the place ; maybe he wvouldn'
be exactly impa~lrtial in his judgmnon
about our affairs."
"Jes' so," said Mr. Bahcock.
"Well, the state of thte case is this
When Isaac came up' from the loni
meadow to dinner-they 're mowing th<i
meadow to-day, and an uncommuonl:
good yield there 'is-when he camne ul
to dinnoer, ho found that stray cows ha<
broken into the vegetable garden,"
"He did, hey ?"
'"You can fancy the riot mad, I do
claire,. Isaac was almost ready to uus,
profsne language. I am not sure tha
lie didn't ; and, after all, I couldn't fee
to reproach himi very severely, for th,
pains lhe has taken with that garden i
something amazing ; working in it, Mr
Babcocok, early and late; wooding,- an4
digging, iynd wvatering, .and now to se
it all ti*n and tramipled so that yol
wvouldn't know wvllich w~as beets ant
which was cucumbers. It's enough t,
raise anybody's ternber."'
' "It is so," said Mir. Baboook.
,"Aind-that isn't all, for b~y the look
of tihinags they m196 have been i-am
paging in the drohiard and clover-field
beforetkey~ got into the6 garden. Jud
you comli and~ see;" and putting on he
sunbonnet, Miss Letitia showed Mi
Babcock over the damaged pireinets.
"You don't happen to know whos
animals (did the mischief ?" said Mi
"Well, I didni't observe them In pai
Istular iihyself. but Isaac aid1 there wn
one with a peculiar white mark, some
thing like a oross, on its haunch."
"Why, that's Small's old brindle,
cried Mr. Babcock. "I know the marl
as well as I know the noso on my face
She had balls on her horns, didn'
"Yes, so Isaac said."
'And a kind of hump on her back ?"
"A perfecot dromedary," said Mis
Letitia, "I noticed that myself."
" 'They wore Small's cows, no doul
of it at all," said Mr. Babcock, rubbin
his hands. " No sheep with then
"Well, now I think of it there wer
sheep-they ran away as soon as the;
saw Isaac. "Yes, certainly, there wer
sh1ep," said Miss Letitia.
'I know it-they always go with th
covs; and -what do you want of mae-"
"It's to fix damages," said Miss Leti
tia. "As I said before, women folks ar,
no judges about such matters."
Mr. Babcock hesitated a momni
and then said:
"Well, I wouldn't take a cent lem
than seventy-five dollars, if I were you
nob a cent."
"Seventy-five dollars ! Isn't that
good deal, Mr. Babcock ? You know
don't wish to be hard dn the poor man
all I want is fair compensation for th
"Seventy-five dollars 'is fair, ma'ar
-in fact, I might say it's low. I wouldn'
have a herd of cattle and shep tramil:
ling through my pr'mnises in that wa
for a hundred."
"There's one thing I forgot to state
the orchard gate was open, or the,
couldn't have got in ; that may make
"Not a bit-not a bit. You'd a rigli
to have your gate open, but Small
cows had no right to run loose. I hop
Isaac drove them to the pound, didn
"I heard liim say he'd shut 'em i
somewhere, and didn't mean to let 'ei
out until the owner calls for 'ciii. Bui
Mr. Babcock, suppose lie should refus
to pay for the damages ? I should hat
to go to law about it."
"IHe won't refuse ; and if lie doe
keep the critters till lie will pay. As t
law, I guess ho's had about enough <
"I'm sure I thank you for your ad
vice," said Miss Letitia, "and I mean t
act upon it to the very letter."
Scarcely was lie out of sight, who
Miss Letitia sent a summons for Mi
Small, which lie obeyed as promptly i
his neighbor had done.
She made to him precisely the sam
statement she had made to Mr. Babcock
showing him the injured property, an
asked him to'fix the damages."
It was remarkable, before lie did thin
that he should ask the same questio
Mr. Babcock had asked; namely, whetl
or she had any suspicion to whom th
"Well, one of them I observed, had
terrible crooked horn."
"Precisely-it's Babcock's heifer
should know her among a thousani
She was black and white, wasn't she ?"
"Well, now I thigI of it, she was
one seldom sees so clea1' a black an
wvhite on a cow.'?
"To be sure, they're Babcock's an
mals fast enough. Well, let me see
what you want is just ai fair estimate,
s ujpposo ?"
"Well, I should say ninety dollai
was as low as lie ought to be allowed
got off with."
"'Oh, but I fear that it wvill seem as
I meant to take advantage. Suppose ui
call it-say sevenity-five ?"
"Just as you please, of couirse ; bi
hanged if I'd let himn off for a cnt lem
than a hundred, if it were my case."
"'And if lie refuses to pay ?"
'"Why, keel) time animal until lie comt
around, that's all."
''But there's one thring I neglectedt
.ntion-our gate was standinig 0open
that may alter the case."
"Not at all ; there's no law againi
keeping your gate open; tliere is againil
''Very wvell ; thank you for your a<
vice." said Miss Letitia; and Mr. Sma
departed with as smiling a contoenant
as Mr. Babcock had worn.
But at milking-time that niight I
made a srag -discovery-old brind
was missing I
At about the same hour Mr. Blaboot
made a similair discovery ; the lblacl
and~-whrite heifer was nowheore to 1
Aliorriblo suspicion seizedi them bet
-aiosuspicion they would nrot have mai
konto each other for the world.
TIhey waitedi till it was dark,- amt the
Mr. Babcock stolo around to Miu
Lotitia's aind meekly asked leave to loc
at the animals which had committed tI
trespass. Ho would hisvo done it with
out asking leave, only that thrifty Mil
Letitia always shut her barn doorsi
XWiiie ho stood looking ever into hi
Spens where the cows were confined as
trying to negotiate with Miss Lotitia fi
tire release of tire heifer, along camne M
Small in quest of his brindle.
r' The two inen stared at each other :
.blank. dismay, then hung their heads:
3 It was. useless to assert that tihe dam
.ages were too high, for had they i
fixed them themselves ? It was ursole
- to plead that.Miss Letitia was In a ma
S nnr esnahit fo Avat ha hrammen
- on account of the open gate, for had
they not assured her that that cirrmn
stance did not alter the case? It was
E useless to say she had no right to keep
. the cows in custody, for had they not
t counseled her to do so? As to going to
law about it, would they not becomo the
sport of the whole town?
"He that diggeth a pit, 'he himself
i shall fall into it," said Miss Letitia, who
read what was passing in their minds as
t well as if they had spoken, for the light
from Isaac's lantern fell full on their
faces. "However, oi one condition I
will free the cows and forgive the debt."
3 "What is that ?" Both thought tile
question, but did not ask it.
" "The condition is, that you promise
to put a good new fonceo in place of the
3 old one that separates your estates, di
viding the cost between you, and that
- henceforth you will live together peace
3 fully, so far as in you lies. Do you
, "Yes," muttered both, in a voice
s "Shake hands upon it, then," said
- Miss Letitia.
They did so.
"Now let the cows out, Isaac ; it's
[ thine they were nilked," said she.
And the two men went away driving
13 their cows before them, and with a
shame-faced air, greatly in contrast to
1 the look of triumph with which they
t had before quitted her presence.
- The fence was built, and the strife
ceased when the cause was removed ;
but it was long before Miss Letitia's
Part in the affair came to the public
ear ; for she herself maintained a
strict silence concerning it, and she el
t joined the same upon her man-servant,
t The Fragile Follower.
? "Are you esthetic ?" inquired a New
Haven young lady of a Brooklyn girl,
a8 the two sat down to a dish of fried
0 clams ill a Fulton street restaurant.
"I guess so," replied the Brooklyn
girl, vaguely. "Why do you ask ?"
'"Cause its so terribly awfully the
I thing. We're all esthetic at home.
Everybody is, and you don't know how
. we enjoy it."
D "Is it-is it very expensivo ?" queried
the Brooklyn girl, feeling her way,
a "It comes rather high, but it is so es
sential. I haven't felt so well since ]
left school as I have siice being esthe
tic. You don't know how much I hav<
e gained I"
"Wh at's the nature of it?" How dc
you take it?"
"Oh, you sit around, and he exces.
sivc, and when one speaks to you glare
at 'em1 and say, 'How quite ' Tieii
you shut your eyes and broathe hard. I
e wouldn't be without it for anything.
They say it's very healthy."
I "Call you do it alone ?"
"Oh, gracious, no ! It takes four or
I five to play. All you've got to do is to
cut off your eyelashes, so as to look
stony, and then practice with some
chairs until you are ready to go intc
society. A t home we commenced witli
clothespins to represent the gentlemen,
and bandoline bottles for the ladies.
Then we joined the Association and
Ilicked 'emil all."
"I had all idea that esthetic meanit
the pleasuralblo sensations that airist
from a gratification of artist apprecia.
tioni," explainied the Brooklyn girl tim-.
e"Merciful goodness, 1no 1 On the coni.
trary, it mecans tile absence of taste.Yov
t mlustni't have any taste. You imust only
a be utter."
"How (10 you fetch that ?"
'"That's done b~y holding your breath
Suntil you are nearly ready to burst, and
then let it out quick. You (do that when
o) somiebody asks you if you are prepar'e(
;to esthet. Then you go on1 estheting~
until the p)arty breaks up. Myra Browni,
t of New H~aven, is just lovely at it. W(
t admire her so mluch."
"It must be funl," mused tile Brook
l- lyn girl, holding a clam on her fork and
iI)lonmlat inmg her companion.
e "It just is. The gentlemenl are evei
so nice. They wvear swallowv-stomacl
(e coats and eye-glasses-"
e "Elh ?" ejaculated the Brooklyn girl
rather sta rtled at thme uniform.
ki "Yes, and they are so extreme. Oh,
-you dlon't know. When wve girls aro
'0 esthecting we wear a sort of shroud. Mimnt
is a cashmere, and $2 a yard. Some c:
h1 the societies wvear~ lilies, but we uso( pop1)
0 pies. They are more languid. ThoJi last timi
we met somebody pu1t red1 poppher on the
n stove, and I haveni't fully recovered yet.
s Then some of the esthetes are gracile
k but our society runs to flesh. We think
e it more soulful."
m- "I've got an idea that it's a sort c:
is a fraud, from your description," observ
t ed the Brooklyn girl gulping dowvn th<
e ''You nasty hussy I" shioutedl th<
d esthete. "You've got no more intensita
r than a lobster I You're a coarse, vulgal
r. animual I You are a sensile groveler I An<
more than tha~t, you pay for those clami
n or you stay in pawni for 'era I"
ni And the fragile follower of the prevail
in~g (a4Ihiion slaimmed out of the estab
1- lishmient, leaving her hard-hleadoe
>t friend to liquidate the account. I
1s doesu't (10 to rouse up the unlutterab~les
in- They are liable to forget thme suflecien
'1 am1d become asnant,
A Comical Outlaw.
A good Btory, with a touch of the
pathetic in it, is told regarding the no
torious outlaw of New Mexico, Allison
and a distinguished editor now of Col
orado. The latter went at one time to
Trinidad and became the editor of a
smiall daily publication at. that place
called the Enterprise.
About that time Allison had
been raiding the saloons of Trinidad.
Feeling in aln unusually happy mood
one morning the editor took up his pen
and dashed off the followiing brilliant
"Wo have a curiosity to see this
pest Allison-this' monister in hun
form, from whoim n111 run and hide.'"
On the next day about 9 o'clock the
editor iat in his sanctum with his feet
cocked back aid a ripple of amusenent
breaking over his handsonie visage aA
he pursued the racy productions of his
fertile brain in the coluimns of the En
terprise. A stronger built on all unusu
ally tall frane suddenly threw open the
door, and striding into the rooim, an.
nounced himself its follows:
"My m1ne i Allison--Ci Allison.
Is Editor Dill in ?"
The inau in the chair hesitated a mao
ment and then answered, "No, sir-Dill
is still ill bed. My uinie is Smith."
It i4 of this Allison that the story is
told regarding the killing of a gaimbler
lnied Chulib at Cinarron, New Mexi
co. Court was in s1ssion when the iuur
der was coinnittedl, and the Sheriff took
Allison inun ediately before the Judge.
When Allison caine to the front he suid
denly whipped out ia big navy revolver,
and plaeing it hofore hini oii the table
said: 'Judge, don't iike no imistake ! I
waint justice done, and prolpose to hold
this court responsible. "
"Serii', disarn the prisoner," said
"Your Honor, I beg to be excused "
replied the Sheriff.
"Suinmon a posse," ordered the
"I will kill the first ian that moves,"
''This court standa adjourned for the
present term," was the( only further
order of the court, and the prisoner and
the court mioved out of the building
from opposite doors.
Not long ago d&omc boys fromt
Williasport, Pa., started up Lycoinig
creok after making arrangemients to
have their stores transported to a wild
point in a little dell, surrounded by
ragged rocks, where they intended to
caip. They reached the point selected
early in the afternoon and pitched their
tent. The first ilight was passed quite
pleasantly, although Ecles dreaied that
he was chased by anl enormous black
snale and did not sleep very soundly.
The next morning they started out early
to fish, each man armed with a small
bottle of snake iedicuie in his satchel.
The stream made its way over rugged
rocks, forming little cascades and pool
every few humdred yards, where some
very fine trout were found. Primeval
hemlocks formed an archway overhead,
comp)letely shutting out the sun, and
the air was cool and refreshing. Tho11
second day thie p)arty scatteredl alonig the
little stream to fish, each man intent oul
bagging all he could. Deacon Calvert
went ahead, followed by Policeman
Blubb, who was about a quarter of a mile
ini his rear. The others fished down
stream. Everything went wecll for about
two hours, wh'len Buibb was suddenly
startled by a series of frightf ul screans
mn the direction the (1eacon had taken.
Dropping his rod1 lie rani to see what the0
trouble was, feaing that his comirade
had been1 caught bly a b~ear. ~Arriving
at the sp)ot lhe was horrified to find thie
(deacon1 stainllg like a statue 011 a large
flat rock, so completely charmed by four
eniormiious rattlesniakes that lie could not
move. As lie dlid not fear snakes and
wished to have somei funi with the
deaconi lie rushed up and grasped the
largest snake with his right hand around
the uneck, as it evidently was on the
point of spriniginig at the charmed fisher
man. This broke thie charm. Tho11
other snakes fled and Blubb shook the
poeisonious reptile which ho grasped at
Calvert, who gave a frightful yell and
14.tartedl downl stream as fast as his legs
would carry him. Bubbh purllsued, shaik..
ing the snake at him, which writhed
anid twisted as lie held( it in his grasp).
[1n a few minutes hie discovered thait it
was coiling tightly around his arim andl
it shook its rattles defiantly in his face.
ie found its coil grow tighter every
minute and~ his hanid blegani to relax.
This alarmed him anid lie would( gladly
have flung it from him, but lie could(
no', Hoe must retain his 1hold, as it was
life or deathi with htim.' Great heads(1 of
persp~irationi stoodl on his forehead and
lie felt sick. The reptilo coiled tighter
and tightor around his arm, while its
eyes glistenied like sparks of fiIre and its
wvhite fanigs could be plainly seen.
Finally, in a moment of desperation, hoe
thought of his jack-knife and after
Ifumbling for 501me minutes lie got it out
Iand, opening the blade with his teeth-,
sovered the head of the reptile from its
body and savedl his life. His arm re
miainedl partially paralyzed for the
Ibalance of the day, and lie declares that
ho. will never grasp a snake in 'that way
On making his way to the camp lie
amundlthe "Deacn" linas whiito a
a sheet and swearing furiously that he
would not remain there another hour
and he immediately commenced packing
up to leave. And while engaged in this
work Fromont came tearing up the path,
pursued by a blacksnake which appear
ed to be about ton feet long. It, ran
alongside of him, with its head elevated
as high as his shoulder, and looked him
s4quarely in the facm in the most tantali
zing manner. Bubb nulaged to seize i
stick with one hand and dispatch it.
before it got away. Fremont, too, was
terribly frightened and fully satisfied
with fishing on Rock ri. 11 declarv(
that he would leave at once for Ralston
and he did. Eeles had not been heard
from and it was feared that, a1s he was
so afraid of sinakes, a whole colony might
have attacked and devoured him.
The three fishermen now resolved to
leave t a51 f*tcursed place, which seemed
to be the favorite abiding place of ser
pents, and giving orders to the servant.
to pack ill) ats quickly as possible they
hurried away. On arriving at 1iaistojn
late inl the afternoon they found Eeles
ahead of them. iHe had been chased
down stream by a big blacksnake, evi
dlently the mate of the one that. had
pursued Fremont Updogral' to the camlp,
and lie looked its pale its a ghost.
'There," said Chet. Myers, with a
broad grin on his face, "II cautionev you
aboit keeping a sharp lookout for
snaikes, but. you seemed to think there
was no danger. Why. I tell you there
ire blaIckHnatikes upl) ill that imioiititiin tell
feet. long, and ats to rattlesnakes, there is
no end to then-I mean in mnmbers. I
11111 glad you got back safe. Have 11
little of this sike iedieine to drive the
recolletioni of the serpents out of your
The boys declared they were satisfied
with fishing for trout on Rock run, and
when their baggage arrived they boarded
the evening train for Williamesport.
And as they stepped on the cars the
piazza of the hotel was filled with young
ladies who were heard to remark to each
other : 'Oh, I'm so glad the poor
fellows were not eatel up1 alive by those
horrid snakes." When the train rolled
away Chet swung his hat. and yelled
after them: "Come again, boys ; tiere's
always good fishing in these mountain
The Late l'ope's Tomli.
The translation of the body of Pope
Pius IX., front its resting-place inl the
Basilica of St. Peter to the tomb pro
vided for it iq the Church of San Loren
zo was accomplished recently in a single
night. The ceremony was attended by
Ronmc Of the Mtost sham.neful scenes ever
seen in Rome. Immediately after his
deitth and his obsequics, it will be re
membered that the body of the late
Pope, encased in several cofilis, one
within tho other, was elevated to ia nicle
prepared for it high up on the walls of
on11 of the chapels of.St. Peter's Church,
where it remained until the time of re
Illoval. Meanwhile, in accordance with
the order given in his will, a simple and
inexpensive tomb had been prepared as
its last resting-placo uder the altar of
the Church of San Lorenzo, which is
somel dlistantce from the Vatican. The
late Pope hald certain tender remlinlis
concees conniected1 with this clhuirch an d
for this reasoni wished his body to replose
thiero. Morcover, it is said that the
pr1ofounld humility of spirit of which lhe
wasH capble1( at timies haid indunced1 him
to wish to mortify his pride in life by
directing thatt his body shoutld not have
the honor of plermanlent seplulture ini the
grandest clmrleh of the world and near
the remains of the Apostles Peter and
The tomb in the Church of San Lo
renizo 11as beeni comleted for somei( time
b)ut for reasons satisfactory to Hs execiu
tors the trianislation (If the body was
p)ostp)oned unitil last niightt. A careful
waitch was preserved over it until all the
arrangements were comnplet e. At mid
night the collin was carriedl from the
chapel, anld, suirrounded antd followed
by a large body of priests and Catholic
laymn, the mortutary processiona set
forth. Th.'le coilin wasH placed upon0 ai
bier drawn by horses and1( the priests and1
laymen carried lighted candles. TIhec
sconlo was solemnI and1( sombre in the ox
treme, bunt searcely had the procession
letft the stops of St. Peter's than ani tun
rtuly mob of the roughs of the city
swarmed around it, hustlinig and1( inter
eepting the p~riests, endeavoring to ex
tinguish the candles and to overturnt the
hlier anld shouting ''Long live Italy!~'
"Do)wn with the Popol"~ Away with the
black gownisl" and 5s) on. Th'le disturb
anIce became so great and1( the fear oif ii
terrible scandal was so imiiinent thai
the city authorities were comipelled kc
intervene. The police force proving in,'
adlequato, some companies of soldiert
were huirriedly sent for. On arrivin~
they dispersed the mob, order was re.
stored, the procession moved on to th(
church and the ceremonies of placin~
the bod~y in thme tombh were compllleted(.
1Dangeva of the Ice-Ilous~e. -
It is not generally known, btut chesm
istry nevertheless aflirms, that a certair~
gas is generated from ice. An lce-houis<
is, in fact, a regular p~owder magazine,
and people who have ice-lhou Res shmouhl
take care 6o scure proper ventilation,
At a certain state of heat, the gas in at
ice-houjse has been known to explode b,)
the lighting of a match. The fact does
not apnear to he gnallnomi.
The disputes of party leaders for the
ast three-quarters of a century in the
old state' would make a wonderful
volume, but those of New York would
surpass all others. As I recur to the
bitter contest between Burr and Iamil
ton, I find how many others have flowed
from that early example, and how
strangely history repeata itself. There
was a iperiod in the history of Neov York
tilled with duels produced by these con
flict. From 1797 to '1801, and from
1801 to 1804, the utmost violence marked
the polities of New York. Not only ink
but blood was freely shed by both
parties. I count a dozen serious dtels
in that interval of eight years. Tie
rivals were Alexander Hamilton and
Aaron Burr, but long beforo the first
was killed by the bullet of the latter,
there were other fatal affiairs. In 1.798
Mr. Henderson killed Mr. Jones in New
York city for writing a political squib.
Jef'erson and Burr were both Democrats,
and inl 1800 both received the same
nuimber of votes for president, and sone
of the federalists, eager to defeat their
ales't foe, Jefl'erson, were disposed to
throwv their electoral votes for Burr, hut
Alexander Hamilton, the federal leader,
bitterly opposed that alternative, and no
doubt his opposition to that scheme led
to his death at the hands of Burr, less
than four years after. "I trust," wrote
Hamilton, 'New England will not so far
lose its head as to fall into this snare,
thUre is no douwt that upon every per
Ianient and virt uons calculation Jel'ersonl
is to be prferred. Ie is by far not so
dangerous a man, and he has preten.sions
to character. As to Burr, there is moth
ing inl his favor. His private ehiaractor
is not defended by his most partial
friends. He is bankrupt beyond re
demption, except by the plunder of his
country." And Jolerson was elected
over Burr. Then began the reign of the
Democrats in New York, an(d ot.her
duels. First, the death of Philip
Hamilton, the eldest son of the great
financier, Alexander Hamilton, in 1802,
in a political duel with i Democrat
named Eacker ; then t he quarret between
CIeethamn, the Jefrerson editor, and
Coleman, the Hamilton editor, whielt
resulted in the idel which onded in
Coleman's death. This was followed by
the fierce conflict -between De Witt
Clinton, afterward governor of New
York, a Federalist and John Sartwout,
a Demoerat, and a friend of Burr. They
fired five shots, and Swartwout was
terribly wounded. This followed by a
challenge fron DO Witt Clinton to
Seiiator Dayton of New Jersey, after
ward arranged, and this by another duel
between Robert Swartwout, in which
Richard Riker was severely wounded.
Matters were sliaping for the mortal
coibat between Burr and Hamilton.
Jeflerson was nominated for reelection
as president in 1804, but Burr wtas de
feated for vice-president, and Governor.
Clinton selected as the Domooratic
candidato in his place. Indignant at
this new outrage on his pride, and fail
ing to get the regular Democratic nomni
nation for governor of New York, Burr
ran as stumpl candlidate for. that ofilco
againmst Morgan Lewis, regular Demo
craltic cani didate. Hlamil toni was fierce
in lisa hostility to Burr, and Burr wvas
badly defeated in the same year that
saw Jehfferson chosen presidenit a second
time. T1here is 1n0 d1oubt that from this
moment Burr resolyed to fight HamilIton.
The lattor haed been unsparing in his
assaults upon his rival, and Burr, hear
inig of these comments, sont him .a
ch allenge, and1( refused all comnpromisec
b~ut an abject apiology. This wals refused
by Hamilton, and on the 11th of July,
1804, they fought at Weehawken, near
New York, and Hanmilton was killed,
leaving a widow and seven children, his
bcau ti ful daugh ter Angel ica, made a
maniac by the fearful tragedy. Such is
the skeleton of New York polities over
three quarters of a centugj ago. The
future, if lesa tragical, has not been less
quarrelsome. Beth parties have been
almost equally aihieted by able and
ambitious rivals. Georgo Clinton, -Do
Witt, Cliinton,- Governor Morris, the
Livingstons, the Van Renseelaers, the
Hloffmnans, the Wrighits, thme Van Burens,
the Dickinsons, the Sowvards, Weeds,
Talmnadges, the. Jays and the Msareys
have been on both sides of varlin
factions in the Deimocratie, Fedleral,
Whig, Anti -mlasonic anmd Repubnl nican
It is strange hiow little people make of
meanms that aire at every' oine's disposal
for making homes piretty. Creepers
over a doorway, or climbing up a house,
attract onie's attenition directly -one, turns
into) a side stret; it is sinigular that they
should bie coumparatively rare. In this
soil creopers, like' the Virginia, flourish
luxuriantly', andl another hardy cluster,
thfe ivy, will grow anywhere, under any
circumstanices. In Germany the ivy is
aln intimate family friend. It ais often
trained indoors, carriedl over framework,
andio cultivated until often the whole side
of a room will be covered with it. In
many parts of the country beautifulcom
hinations are made by the simple inter..
growth of ivy and the Virginia creeper;
Iand in the fall the effect of .contrast be
twvoon the dark deop green of the ivy in.
termingled with the varying colors of
the favorite oreeper, make the ruins of
tile Rhine more p~ictuuresque than any.
thing else could possibly do, -Let any
one wvho desires an interest and an or,
nament i one, cultivate an Ivy tree andl(
lie will be auitprised anid gratified'at the
res~zt i e Will obtain withi seaircely' an
A Novel Defenpse.
On the fifth day of our march from
Iondwe, I was, as usual, considerably in
front of my men, who, with their loads,
wero not able to walk as fast as myself.
The sky threatened a storm,which made
me hasten to reach Pamlio. On ap
proaching the village nobody was to be
soon, the natives,boing either out in the
fields, or in their houses out of the rain.
The stockade presented a rather unin
viting appearance, -being ornamented
with a few hundred human skulls in all
directions, from the freshly stuck-up
head to the bleached cranium, an'd all
apparently snapping their jaws at the
thought of a iew companion as the wind
wheeled them backward and forward.
However, the rain was falling fast, and
there was no use of being squeamish.
So into the village I marched unnoticed,
and finding out a hut with a broad,
overhanging cave, I took refuge out of
sight, waiting until my men came for
ward, in order that I might appear with
appropriate pomp. I had been thus en
sconeed nearly ten minutes, when sud
denly ,0he stillness of the village was
broken by a loud, peculiar shout. This
was almost immediately taken up from
every quarter of the village, -until every
stone seemed to yell out the strange cry.
Drums added to the uproar, while
women screanmedand the mien were seen
to hurry towards the gates,shouting and
brandishing their spears. I was very
much astonishcd at tiis; bu t, supposing
it was simply thme fashionable mode of
reliViig a caravan, I remained still, ox
pecting lmy menm every minute. How
ever, the uproar continued without
abaement, and my mnen did not appear.
Thinkiig there must be something
wrong, I emerged from my cover.
To my surpriso I found the gates
closed, and the stockades and crOws'
nesta manned by an excited multitude
brandislihig their spears at some appa
rent ncimny outside. It instantly flashed
upon me that f was a prisoner and cut
oll from my men. My presence in the
village was evidently unknown. For,
on my appearance among them, overy
voicewias silent, and the once excited
multitude seemed paralyzed with fear.
I was supposed to be a ghost. Seeing
this, I recovered my presence of mind,
and striking an attitude like Hamlet's
ghost, I moved forward with slow,dolib
orato steps,and severe expression of faco
At each step- the warriors recoiled.
Struck with awe, they looked at me with
staring eyes and open mouths,in-breath
lems silence. This was too much for me,
and unable to keep up the character, I
burst out with an irrepressible roar of
laughter. Tho effect of that laugh was
tremendous. The amazed savages re
coiled still further, leaving the gate free.
With a bound I reached it, and before
they could recover their senses it was
open, and I was outside, to the unbound
ed joy of my men, who were trembling
for my safety.
The need of especial care in the prep
aration of refreshments for pienie parties
and the like has been shown with -pain
ful emphasis in several instances recent
At Decatur, Georgia, thirty-five per
sons are rep~orted to have been seriously
poisoned, June 21, by' a salad prepared
in ai brass kettle. All suffered seriously;
but, thanks to promp~t medical service,
no lives were lost.
Loss fortunate wei'e a p~arty of 500O or
imoro who attended a picnic at Warrens
burg, Missouri, July 4. The caterer
provided lemonade, so calod, in which
some unwholesome acid was substitu ted
for lemon juice. A pre report--possi..
bly exaggerated-dated thme following
day, said that eight drinkoi-s of the apu
riouis lemonade had died and a hundred
more we're in a critical condition.
Ice cream mado in a copper-bottomed
boiler is similarly charged with po0ison
ing paifully two hundred porsons, near
Keota, Ill., on the 4th. Possibly indis..
cretioni on1 thme part -of thme cream eaters
may have cc~asioned serious gastric
troubled without any inischievous agency
on the part of the alleged copper-bot
tomned bil er; amid similar indiscetion
many have occasioned the illness charged
to poisonmed salid ini G*torgia. Still it
should b)e bornom in mind that badly pie
p~ared rofreshments are a too frequent
attendant of p)opular merry-makings, and
peoplo)1 cannot be too careful wvith ro.
sp~ect to their eating and driniking on
Thme Hible4 Man11 Startled4 hum.
TIhey were waiting for a traina at
Albany, ando started conversatiomn to paus
time. The dry-goods drumier was aL
Young Meni's Christian Association
mnembmier, and a truly good .young man.
H le was imutch pleaxed to learn that his
new acquamitanoe attended to theQ ilol
trade for a large publishing-house in
New York, in fact there was a pious air
about him that could como onmly -from a
business of that kind ; nehallowed, holy
look ; a cert~ain scrip'tural okprenaon, as
it wore, wvritten on every feature.
"Hlow is trade ?" sai the Bible man.
"Never better ; how do you thmid it ?"
said the dry-goods snan-,
"Well," -said the9 holg mali of the
Bible, "tiA .4 M.m on onO f doing
tansfor th Bble trade is -very
IA t this noint the aeqnaintanna cased