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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., SEPTEMBER 20, 1881. ESTABLISHED 1865.
10W still the morning of the hallowed day!
Mut. Is the voice of rural labor, hushed
'Mbe plough-boy's whistle and the milkinali's song
The scythe liea glittering lu the dewy wreath
Of tdded grass, mingled with fading llowers,
'Mat yesteriorn bloomed waving in the breeze;
Uounds the most faint attract the ear-the hunt
Of early bee, the triskling of the dew,
'he distant bleating, midway up the hill.
balmness sits throned on yon unmoving cloud,
'L'o him who wanders o'er the upland leas
'Ph blackbird's note comes mellower front th(
And sweeter from the sky the gladsomie lark,
Warbles his heaven-tuned song; the lulling broo)
Murmurs more gently down the deep-worn glen;
While from yon lowly roof, whose circling sinoki
O'ermousts the mist, is beard at intervals
The voice of psalins, the Himple Roung of praise,
With dovelike wings Peace o'er you village broods
'rho dizzying mill-wheel rests; the iavil's ilia
Hath ceased; all, all around is quietness.
Less fearful on this day, the'limplug hare
Stops, looks backs, and stops, and looks on man,
Her deadliest foe. The tollworn horse, set free,
Unheedful of the pasture, roams at large;
And as his stiff, unwieldly bulk he rolls,
Wei iron-armed hoofs gleam in the morning ray.
'He will surely come, for he promised
me," exclaimed Winnie Lyle, as witli
fae bright with expectation, and eyet
aglow with joy, she gazed down thli
road which led to the town. Khe wa.
standing under an apple tree, now lador
with fragrant blossoms, and the .wayiing
boughs,freighted with their fair burden,
seemed a fitting frame for the fair youne
girl standing there; so lonely in he]
eager watching, her great blue eyes ac
full of happiness. Some time she stood
there. A troubled look crept into th<
the sweet eyes, and the smiles left hei
Finally she sees a gentleman's form ir
the distance, and with a clap of hei
hands, she calls joyfully: "There he is!'
and darts forward a step.
As he approaches, her lips tremble
with disappointment, and her eyes grom
dim with unshed tears. The stranger,
a tall, dark young man,of about twenty.
one, doffi his hat and says,
"Can you tell me where Mr. Lyle re.
"Certainly, sir; this is his residence,'
glancing toward the house near by. "Dc
you wish to see him ?"
"Is this Miss Lyle?" he again inquir.
"It is," she replies.
"Then I will tell you my errand. Mr.
Lambert is obliged to return to the oit
in the morning, and as he is very busy
preparing for his departure, he asked
me to deliver this to you," and he handE
her a letter.
He watches the young girl pale, seem
the lips quiver, and thinks to himself:
"Guy is a brute I"
"Is he coming back ?" she falters.
He was summoned very suddenly by
a telegram from his father, and was very
busy in prepasing to leave."
"If you will excuse me, sir, I will
read this now, as perhaps I can answei
it by you."
"Certainly," and he watches her A
she hastily breaks the seal. It reads :
My Darling Winnie-How can I say
what . am about to? And yet it musl
be said. This morning I received a tele
gram from my father, requesting my
immediate presence in Now York; and
now. Winnie, comes the hardest part o:
it all. I was engaged to a lady in New
York, before I ever knew you. I know
how base my conduct has been, and for
tune has decreed you should niever be
mine. I am a brute ! I ask no mercy
I can only say a last farewell !
The young gentleman watching her,
saw her grow pale, and stagger. Thei
with a low moan of pain, her head sank
upon her hands.
It was painful to see her grief, and
with a pitying look, he turned away.
Presently he felt a ligt touch on1 his arm,
and turning saw her with pale face and
strainmed eyes, standing besido him:
"This, sir, shall be his answer," and(
she laid a plain gold circlot in his hand
"Will you not permit Chester Earlc
to be your true fripnd ?" he asked,
"Do not ask me; you are very kind tc
effer it, but t have no faith left."
With a bow, he touceed his hat, and
walked away, while slhp entered the
house with a slowv step.
"Guy Lambeat ! you are a miserabka
brute I" he exclaimed, as wending his
way slowly back to town, the girl's sor
row-stricken face Pose up before him,
just as she stood there, the applle-blos
som framing her in.,
* * * * * *
There she .is, Guy, isn't she lovelyi
Chester Earle touched his friend upoli
."Yes, she is a beauty; who did yet
say she is?"
"Miss Revere, that wealthy Mrs. Re
ere's niece and heiress. She is th<
olle at present. Chiarley Town prom
sed me an initroduetion. I'll go) ai(
elaimit. There he iB," and Chostel
Earlo moved away. He was tall ani
*omnmandling in appearance, distinguish
- od looking, and a favorite in society.
Guy Lanibert steed still, gazing in ad
miration at the beautiful young lad:
pointed on~t to him. She was tall and
beautifully formelf. Her face was proum
sud cold, unless ah" was p)leased a
' something, when it lighted up, and the
swet little moutht would be wreathe
a bewitching smiles. Her features wer<
olearly out as those of a cameo. A
wealth of the purest of golden hair, way
sq avar thajlovaly brow, and a nair Ia
large, blue eyes, made a beautiful pie
Presently Guy saw his friend present.
ed, and saw her join the dancers with
him. Later in the evening he met Ches
"Well," he says, if you have a mo
ment to 4pare, suppose you introduce
me to Miss Revere ?"
"With the greatest of pleasure, Guy,'
Guy crosses the room with him, to
the place where Miss Revere is at pro
sent, surrounded by her usual circle of
admirers. The circle opens to admit
them, and Mr. Lambert is presented to
She lifts her great blue eyes
and with a charming smile, makes
for him beside her. One by one wo
others leave, until he is left alone with
her. They chat gayly for some time,
and finally he says:
"Miss Revere,whenever I look at you,
I am reminded of some one whom I can
not call to mind. But I am sure I have
never met you before."
Her eyes flash for an instant under
neath the drooping lashes. Finally s'he
"Are you quite sure ?"
"Yes quite sure. Had I once met, I
never could have forgotten you."
She bowed, in mocking acknowledge
ment of his compliment.
"Yet," he continued, "your ways per
plex and tantalize me. I almost, but
not quite conclude of whom they re
"Well, Mr. Earle is coming to claim
the next dance, I suppose, so I will
Leave you to discover of whom I remind
you," and bowing gracefully,.she left
Four years before, Guy Lambert had
married a Miss LeClere, of New York, a
wealthy talented young lady. They had
gone to Europe. After one year of hap
piness, she had died. At the end of two
years he returned to New York again, and
had been at home several months when
the la.t events had occurred.
All that evening he watched Miss
Revere, as if bewitched, and when a va
cant seat could be obtained, Jhe was at
her side. All that winter he remained
a devoted worshipper at her shrine. He
and Mr. Earle were her most favored
When spring came, and she went with
her aunt to their beautiful residence on
the Hudson, he found it in his way to
visit a friend living near.
One morning she took a book, and
passing to the side of the house, seated
herself under a spreading apple tree,
one of her favorite haunts. A gentle.
man coming along the path gazed'in ad.
miration at the lovely vision seated
there, while a bewildered look crossed
his face. She raised her head at the
nound of the approacning fobtsteps, and
saw Chester Earle approaching. A faint
color steals into her cheeks. She rose
and extened her hand.
"Mr. Earle, I did not know you were
in the place I"
"I had a few days' leisure, and con
eluded to come up here."
"And I am sure they will all be glad
to see you."
"Are you ?" he asked eagerly.
"Certainly I am."
He smiled and fxing his gaze upon
her said, in a hesitating tone:
"Miss Revere, wvere you ever in Mont
"I have been there; indeed, I lived
there until my aunt aunt adopted me,
our years ago."
"It is a very pretty place. I spent a
summer there once with friend."
"Indeed I Yes, it is a pretty p)lace.
My home was a short distance from the
centre; a beautiful old place, with a
sp)lendid old orchard,in which I delight
ed to sit. You see I have not outgrown
my fondness for it," and she glanced
laughing at the ap)ple tree nd(er which
they were seated.
H~e looked at her closely. Suddenly
his face lighted up) and putting out his
hand impulsively, lhe exclaimed:
"I soc nowv what has puzzled mne so
long. You are Miss Lyle I"
"I was Miss Lyle; but how did you
guess it ?" she asked, smiling, as sheoex
tended her white hand to meet his.
"Your surroundiigs, the apple blos
soms, and your story decided me,"
"Yes, I was Miss Lylo,but I can hard
ly realize it."
"You refused my offer of friendship
once; do you refuse it now ?"
"No; have I not already given you
my friendship ?" she replied, laughing.
"Yes, but it does not satisfy me al
though it has been very sweet. I came
from New York to you, to tell you how
deeply and truly I love you. My going
away again, or remaining, depends upon
you alone. Winnie, my darling, shall I
go or stay ?
His voice was tremulous with fooling.
A faint pin1k colored her tisually pale
I face; but raising her great blue eyos to
rhis, she answeredl:
I "Please stay, Chester !"
Let us leave them for a few hours,and
return to find Winnie seated in the par
.lor, alone. Finally, the servant announc
ed Mr. Lam1bert,and he entered and paid
I his resp)ects to Miss Revere:
I "You are alone this evening; of what
were you so busily thinking when I en
> tered ?" he inquired, with an attempt at
"Of many things, Mr. Lambert."
"If I dared but hope I occupied a
part of them ?" he said, sentimentally,
t "You did,'" she renlied, smiling.
"Oh, Miss Revere-my darling! I
must tell you how deeply I love you!
Will you be mine, darling ?"
"Never I Mr. Lamert,
"Oh, you cannot mean it. You are
cruel I Oh, Winnio ! take back your an
swer," he entreated.
"No, sir I" she replied coldly.
"Can you not at least give me
the hope of being able to win your love?"
"Miss Revere, it cannot be possible
you have been trifling with me all these
months; have you not one particle of
love for me ?"
"Not one particle of love !"she replied
"What have I done to deserve such
treatment ?" he asked, brokenly.
"You ask me that? Well, I will tell
you," and unclasping a locket sho wore,
she held it up to him.
"Winnie Lyle !" he exclaimed, huski
"Yes; Winnie Lyle "anld Winnie Re
vore are one ! Do you ask me now, what
you have done ?" and she threw her
head back proudly.
"Oh, Winnie, have mercy and pity
me J I did love you-indeed I did ! Let
"No; I will listen to no explanation; I
understand it all. You used the poor
innocent country girl, to try your pow
ore of fascination upon. Then, when
she trusted and loved you, you tired of
her, and threw her aside for a new toy.
I do pity you, but do not love you."
"But you can-you once did."
"True; but I cannot now. It long ago
passed away, when I learned your faith.
"Why cnnnot you give me hope-you
forgive Inc ?"
"Yes,I forgive you,but love another!"
and her eyes shone brightly as Chester
Earle, who had just entered, came for
"I see all now," lie returned, broken
ly. "You deserve her, Chester. This
is my punishment I"
With bowed head, he left the house
carrying with him the picture of the two
happy faces left behind him.
Now Mexican Intians.
TaE Pueblos, the most important tribe,
are quite semi-civilzind people, living in
towns (the word Pueblo meaning town)
along the valley of the Rio Grando and
its tributary streams. Their houses are
built of adobes, comfort and protection
from the elements, and also from their
hostile neighbors, being paramount ob
jects in their location and construction.
Their rooms are kept reasonably clean
and quite a home-like appearance sur
rounds their habitations. The people
are rather under medium size compactly
built, with quite dark complexions, even
for Indians, with open frank counten
ances, and rarely presenting any appear
ance of diseases. The dress of the man
consists of white cotton or calico shirt,
heavy cotton trousers, wide and reach
ing below the knee, buff leather leggins
and moccasins of buckskin; a striped
mexican blanket, and either a common
soft hat or colored handkerchief for a
head covering complete the outfit. The
women wear a long shirt of calico or
white cotton reaching to the knees, over
this a shroud or petticoat from the waist
to the knees, and from knee to the ankle
thleir ealves are covered by a wrapping
which is made of buckskin, called by
them garamoosa. It is wrapped around
and around very carefully until the limb
is of the same size from knee to foot
and of quite round dimonsions, the size
of men's trousers of the p:-oent day.
The wrapping terminates in a neat moe
casin, and is evidently designed to be
the p)rincipal charm, in presenting the
appearance of a small and neat pedal cx
tremity. Very little p)aint is used by ci
thor of the sexes and but a few orna
mnonts of any description.
The government of each town consists
of a Cacique, who is chief officer of
church and state, priest of Montezuma
and director of the temporal affairs of
the town; tile Cacique, aided by the
three p)rincipaIls selected by him, appoints
he governor and all the officers. The
office is p)urely honorary, but the honor
does not cease with his term office, as he4
then becomes a principal man, and he
may again become governor by reap,.
pointmont. The ox-governors compose
"a council of 'wise men and are the con
stitutional advisers of the governor."
The (fiscal) mayor attends to the rolig
ious ceremonies. A captain de la guerra
(war captalin), with hi.. cap)tain and lieu
tejiants, hlas no duties to perform owept
in case of war. They are a timid,
modest, industrious people, who desire
peace with all mankind above all things;
primitive in their habits, relying almost
entirely on thleir resources. They hlave
never cost the government any consider
able amount, and with reasonable pro
tection, with education and time, may
become useful citizens. They have gar
dens, vineyards and fields bufflcient to
supplly their wants. They have herda
of cattle, sheep horses and burros to
sup)ply all their needs. In cultivating
their grounds the crooked wooden stick
has given away to the steel plow, and.
after two-hundred years (since the yoke
of the tyrant was laid upon their necks)
the oera of progress seems to drawn uponj
Ilons! thieves in Texas are serenaded by
On a Blee-lne for Home.
A dealer in hardware on Jefferson ave
Liue, Detroit, has had a straw-cutter
tauding on the walk in front of his store
for some days past to catch the public
3ye, and yesterday afternoon two boys
liscovered it and had considerable sport
leeding papers under the knife. They
were still at work, one at the whoel and
;he other feeding all the old papers he
iould find, when along came three Ca
iada Indians with something less than
k thousand baskets hitched to them.
rhey were evidently father, mother and
ion, and when they saw the straw-cutter
tt work t4hey came to a dead halt and
xhibited great curiosity to know how
ho old thing chewed up paper in that
nanner. After some con versation be
ween them the Indian put down his
asket and made a closer inspection
'ho boys fell back to give him a fair
ihow, and as he picked up a long strip
>f paper the squaw began turning the
vheel in about 4-6 time.
The machinery worked beautifully,
md a grin of quiet delight had just
-ommenced to spread over the red man's
ace when the end of the paper was
eached and the knife sliced off the end
)f his forefinger. There was just one
lowl, accompanied by a jump three feet
iigh. When the Indian landed lie was
is silent as the grave and as straight as
bean pole. He looked from his finger
o the straw-cutter and back,took in the
reneral laugh trom the sidewalk
vithout giving himself away, and
vith the dignity of a Sultan1 he walked
>ver to his baskets, resumed his load and
narclied ofn with his wounded hand in
iis. nose, set on a bee-line for home.
Worte toan Atsainatation.
On a Michigan Central train the other
lay two gentlemen were talking about
he attempted assassination of the Pres
dent, and as an old farmer boarded the
rain and took a seat behind them, their
.onversation ran about as follows:
"Yes, it is an awful thing!"
"Can't help but have a bad effect on
he whole country."
"I fear it, but perhaps he will pull
"There is just a chance that he will.
tell you, this sort of thing murt be put
"It must or no man will be safe
At this point the new arrival could no
onger contain his curiosity, and he lean
,d forward and said:
"Gentlemen, I presumo you are talk
ng of Si Brown of our town, who failed
resterday for seventeen hundred dollars,
vith no assets except a pair of last win
er's overshoes. I agree with you that
his sort of work must be put down. He
tuck me for six hundred dollars, and it
Vasn't an hour ago that I told him it
vould knock the hull kontry into a
,ocked hat. How much were you gen
lemon stuck, and how on airth is lie
roing to manage to pull through ?"
The Kerosene Demon.
An expert in oils says I would recom..
nend that parties purchasing oil from
torner groceries test the o'l before using
~ho same, which they can do in the
ollowing simple manner : Take an
nyerted cup or saucer ; pour on it a
~caspoonful of the oil ; pass a lighted
natch or taper across the surf ace of the
il ; if it flashes or igniites it is danger
>us. To those who will persist in buirn
ng oils and fluids kiiown to be danger
>us I would recommend them to take
he following precautions : Fill and
rim your lanips daily. Never attempt
o fill a lighted lamp. Burn your lamp
vith the wick turned up full-never
urn down the wick and burn as a taper,
or when so burned the gas, instead of
>eng burned wvithi the oil, collects and
sauses your lamp to explode. Use
>urners which are considerably elevated
ibove the body of the lamp. And if
rou are determined to light your fires
vith coal oil, first ascertain if there are
my live coals in the grate or fire-place.
ifter you have p)ourmed on the oil set
tour oil can in the next room, put your
rust in the Lord anid touch her ofl. By
>bserving these rules you may be lucky
mnoughi to escape an accident.
Thme Veloeity of Light.
Various experimenters are in thme field
,o ascertaion by direct measurement the
relocity of light. Professor Forbes has
lescribed the results lately reached by
uim and D)r. Young, of Glasgow, in a
nodification of Fizeau's method. The
>eam wvas flashed across from Wemyss
Blay, on the Clyde, to Innellan, and re
leted back; but instead of totally elip
hing tIhe ray, the experimenters, for
freater accuracy, emp)loyed two mirrors,
me a quarter of a mile behind the other,
md then carefully observed tile speeds
>f the toothed wheel which rendered
mach reflected ray of equal brightness to
;ho other. The time wvas nmarked by a
lelicate electrical chronograph, indicat
ung to the ten-thousandth of a second;
md the light was furnished by an elec
bric lamp. This method the expgeriment
mrs believed to be more accurate than
P~izeau's plan. The general result is that
the velocity of the light of an electric
Lamp is 187,200 miles per second.
-Alfred the Great invented the idea
of the lanthorn,
A Strugglo with a Devil-FNI.
"Mr. Smale, the government divej
who was attacked by a large octopus, oi
devil-fish, while at work recently on th<
bed of the Moyne river, at Belfast, it
the colony of Victoria, gives this accoun1
of the affair : 'Having thrust my arn
into a hole, I found it was held by some.
thing, and the action of the water waF
stirring up the loose clay, and therefor(
I could not soo distinctly for_a few min.
utos ; but when it did clear away I saN
to my horror the arm of a large octopu.
ontwined around mine like a boa con.
stricter, and just then fixed some of hiF
suckers on the back of iy hand, and the
pain was intonse. I felt as if my hand
was being pulled to piecos, and the morc
I tried to take it away the greater the
pain became. I had the greatest difll
culty in keeping my feet down, as the
air rushed along the interior'of my dres
and inflated it ; and if my feet had gol
upperr.ost I should havo bcomeo insen
sible, held in such a position ; and,also,
if I had given the signal to be pulled up,
the brute would have held on, and the
chances would have been that I should
have had a broken arm. I had a ham.
mor with me, but could not reach down
to use it on the brute. There was a
iron bar about live feet from m, and
with my foot I dragged this along until
I could reach it with my left hand. And
now the fight commenced, and the more
I struck rim the tighter he squeezed,
until my arm got quite benumbed.:.Afte
a while I found the grip begin to relax a
little, but bo held on until I had ahuost
cut hini to pieces, and then ho relaxed
his hold from the rock, and I pulled him
up. I was completoly exhausted, hav.
ing been in that position for over 20
minutes. I brought the animal up, or
rather a part of it. We laid him out,and
he measured over eight feet across, and
I feel perfectly convinced that this fol
low could have hold down five or six
A Mailnig Camp.
A mining camp is about the newest
and roughest place in the world. When
a successful "strike" has been made,
that is rich silver or gold-bearing rock
disclosed in any locality, no matter how
far from anywhere it happens to be,
thither rush scores and hundreds of
miners and other restless money-makers,
and overy one houses himself as best he
can until lumber can be sawed and other
regular building materials be prepared.
Some dig little caves in the side hill,
roofing thom over in front with a sort of
porch and doorway ; others put up a
rrame-work of poles and strotoh their
tents over them, laying down a floor of
ilabs and banking up the sides with dirt;
ao1e1 haul logs and construct square
cabins, ton or twelve logs kigh. This is
the dwelling of an aristocrat, but it has
only a rougli stono fire-place continued
outside into a big mud and stone chim
ney surmounted by a corn-cob structure
of fagots, a headless barrel or an old
powder canister. The floor is dirt, the
door a couple of slabs or perhaps only a
pendant gunnysack, and the bed a hunk
of poles covered with hay and blankets.
On a shelf above tihe little window stands
a rowv of empty wvhiskey bottles and some
bitters and liniment. Tihe table, chairs
and stools are knocked together by
means of a few nails and an ax ; the cui
line consists of copper pa1ils, tin cups
andl ironl knives and forks ; tihe library
of a pack of cards, a copy of the mining
code, and peorhaps a wvollthumbedl copy
of Bret Hlarte's "Luck" or Mark Twain's
"Roughing It." I once found Byron's
poems, D)icken's "'Nickloby," shake
spearo's ''Complete Plays," and an old
magazine as the entire library of a Cali
fornia milning camp).
Mr. Factandfancy has notieced:
That the boy who is mo1(st afraid of the
girls is the first to be corialled into mat
That the little boys p)refer boy3s to
That they soon change, never to go
b)ack to their early love.
That tihe little girls love tihe girls bost.
That they don't get over their perfer
snco as soon1 as tihe boys do-some of
That womfonl love the men because
they love every thing they have to take
That men love women because thmey
pant help it.
That tihe wife loves her husband so
well that she has no0 thoughts for other
That the husband so loves his wife
that ho loves all women for her sake.
That the married man is apt to think
himself all-killing among the fair sex
limlel)l because he hlas found one woman
fool enough to marry him.
That homely husbands are the best.
They never forget the compliment paid
them by their wives in accepting them.
That homely wives are the truest.
They knew how to make the most of
what they have.
TIhat tihe man whlo marries late in life
That a man who marries young dce
That the man who never marries is tc
That the woman who marries does
That the woman who does not marry
does bottew nine times out of tnn.
An Elk Hunt in Oregon.
Not long ago T. P. McKnight, pro
prietor of the pleasure resort at Lower
Soda Springs, Oregon, started out with
his son Charley to hunt for elk across
the Santiam from the Springs. After
going a few miles, they discovered an
elk, and Charley succeeded in killing it.
They skinned it, and, taking a part of
the meat on their backs and covering up
the remainder, came home. After com
ing home, they thought tomto wild
animal might carry away the meat they
left behind before they could return to
it the next day, so Charley and his little
brother Clyde, taking their blankets,
guns and dog, started back, expecting
to camp with it. Soon after arriving at
their destination they digcovered a con
pl of elk, and, by slipping upon them),
managed to kill both.
A few moments afterward their dog
commenced a torrifle racket a short dis
tance oil', anlid abovo the noise of its
barking could be heard the peculiar
SOun1ds made by the call of the elk. The
boys rushed to the spot as soon as possi
ble, and found a youni elk calf, proba
bly about two weeks old. Of course,
they feathered on to that calf. No boy
would loso such an opportunity to cap
ture such a rare animal, but they were
not to got it without a struggle. Hear
ing a noiso closo by, they glanced ip
and wero alnost petrified by seeing the
old cow coming to the rescue of her
young. She wal only about twenty or
thirty feet away, and coming like a
whirlwind. With her horis down and
her hair turned the wrong way, she was
a sight to try thle nerves of on.. of our
No timlo was to be lost. A second's
delay might result in the deith of both
boys ; but Charley was equal to the oc
casion. Grasping iis gnii he drew sight
on the terrible allilmal, and, shooting
whlen she was actually only about ten
feet off, caused hier to turn almost a
sonerau3lt., and laid at their feet dead.
This wam an exploit equal to the many
that our roadors have heard told around
their firesides of some of the old hunters
of tie Great West, for be it romomhered
that Charley is only fifteen years old and
small of his ago, and Clyde is only thir
teen. The boys dressed their game,
camped out all night, and the next day
took their captive olk and went 1hom11
and told their story. Their father ha4
been packing meat oil horseback over
since, and judges that they will have
about fifteen hundred pouidm, the elk
w0ighing from throo hundred to five
hundag d hce.
A Last Oppore niity.
A Clevelander who had put in two
weeks at the Flats St. Clair, came down
on the boat on his way home. Among
his traps h1n had somethng in a box
which claimed considerable attention,
and a mnan finally approached him and
"I soc ou oaught One."
''Going to take him 1101110 ?"
"Was it the largest one you saw up
"'Oh, no; thlis is onIly a young one."
"Going tol tamoe himl. I presume."
"'Well, I guiess so."
"Did 110 bite you ?"
"Bite mle ? WIly, they neCver bite. You
knowv whlat sort of a bird thlat is, don't
"Of Course I do. That's a St. Clair
Flats mosquito, isnl't it ?"
It wan a~ splendid op)portunity, anid
the templltation was groat,but the Buck
eye was a trulthfull mlan, anId he0 sighed
heavily as 1h0 replied:
"N-no, sir. That is a Mt. Clair Flats
mud lhon. I didnl't see ai 'skeeter over
hlalf as large as thlis."
Language or theo Fnlager hung.
If a genItlemlan wanIts a wife he wears
a ring oni tile first finger of is left
If lhe is enlgaged, lhe wVears it 01n theO
If married, lhe wears it On the third
finger. If lho never intenlds to get mar
ried, 110 wears it 0on the fourthl finger.
When a lady is not engaged, 5110
wears a 1100p or diamond on her first
if engaged, sh10 wears it 0on theO seconld
If mlarried sh10 wears it Oil tile thlird
If sile intends to remnainl a mnaid, sh1e
wears tile ring upon hler fourth finger.
Thlus by a few single tokena the pas
sionI of love is expressed.
Spider. Ob,struct the Telegraph.
011e of tile chiot hlindralnces to tole
graphling in Japanl is thle groumnding of
theO curren1t by sp)ider linoeA. Tihe trees
bordering tile highways swarm with
spiders, which spin their webs ovosy
whore b)etwoon tile earthl, wires, posts,
posts, insulators, anld trees.. When tIle
spider webs are covered withl heavy
dews they become g,ood conducotors and
run the messages to earth. The onlly
way to remove the difiieulty is by em
ploying mon01 to sweep tile wires with
b)rushes of bamboo ; but as the spiders
are more numerous and persistent than
the brush users tile difficulty remnains
always a serious one.
Fowr.e dry-picked sui the dealers better
than scalded ones. The tiesh retaims its
color better and keeps honger.
FOOD FOR THOUOHT.
He not a bakor if youx head be of -but
We rarely like the virtues we have
Sorrow makes us very good or very
Bad looks are the public fountain of
'Bear and forbear is good philoso
Bacchus has drowned more than Nep
Be timely wise rather than wise in
Bo slow to promise and quick to por
Better to be alone than in bad com
It is not love brings sorrow, but love's
Friendship im woven fast by interwoven
Wrinkles disfigure a woman less than
Self-respect is the first step in all re
Ho is happy whom circumstances suit
One act of charity is worth a century
Gratitude preserves old friendship and
Have not the cloak toOnake when it
begins to rain.
Proud hearts and lofty mountains are
To know how to wait is tie great se
cret of success.
While we are reasoning concerning
life, life is gone.
The men that hoipo little are the men
that. go on Working.
Love, faith, patienee-the three es
sentials to a happy life.
Idleness wastes a man as sensibly as
industry improves him.
Why lead a bad life when you cau
follow a good examplo ?
All philosophy lies in two words
''sustain" and "abstain."
Charity gives itself riches, but covet
ousness boards itself poor.
Tho greatest misfortune of all is not to
he able to bear misfortune.
Indulge in humor just as much as you
pleaso, if it is not ill-humor.
Ho who labors for mankind has al
ready begun his immortality.
The higher up the mountain you
climb, the more you can see.
Everybody knows a good counsel ex
cept hin that liath need of it.
If you are slandered never mind it;. it
will all como off when it is dry.
Bape natures joy to see hard hap hap
pen to those they deem happy.
Answer not a word when unjustly ac
cused, and you are the conqueror.
Faith steps into our aid when our
boasted reason and knowledge fail.
There is more merit in subduing a
passion than in avenging an injury.
If evil be said of thee, and it is true,
correct it; if it be a lie, laugh at it.
A man must get right down to his
work in order to get up in the world.
Never call a new acquaintance by the
first name, unless requested to do so.
Thirst teaches all animals to drink,
but drunkenness belongs only to man.
It is more )rofital)lo to look up our
defects than to boast of our attainments.
Never answer questions in general
company, that have been put to others.
Never pass between two persons who
arc talking together, without an apolo
A gentleman is one wvho combines a
woman's tenderness wvith~ a iran's cou:
Never lend an article which you have
borrowed, unless you have permission to
o who builds according to every
man's advice will live in a very crooked
We can only know ourselves through
the constant study how to govern our
We have little pity for others until wve
are in a situation to claim it for our
The necessities that exist are in gene
ral created by the superfluities that are
Knowledge without justice becomes
craft, courage without reason becomes
All women are fond of minds that in
habit flue bodies, and of souls that have
He who bears much from others, finds
that they will, after a while, bear much
One good act done to-day is worth a
thousand in contemplation for some fu
Undue sadness as well as undue mirth
unfit us for prayer or communion with
There is a German proverb which
says that Take-It-Easy and Live-Long
No man ever preaches his sermon well
to others if he does not first preach it to
his own heart.
The divinity of charity consists in re
lievinig a man's ineeds before they are
forced upon1 us8.
There are few occasions when cere
mony may not be easily diapensed with,
1Every man, however wise, requires
the advice of sonmc sagaoious friend in
the affairs of life.
To regret the one we love is a bless
ing compa4d to the misery of living
with one we hate.
Religion which does not suffice to
govern and coutrol a man, will never
suffice to save him.
Hie that does good for good's sake
seella neither praise nor reward, though '
sure of both at last.
.No soul Is desolate as long as there is
ahnman beine for whom it ca feel
trust and reverence.
The busybody labors without thank1,
talks without eredit, lives without love,~
and dies without tears.