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T'14 VEEEKLY ED!TION. WINNSBOO . U Y418. ** .,
.41. TE FLOUernHGY.
I wonder what he Is thinking
In te poughlig field all day;
110 watches the heads of his oxen,
And never looks this way.
And the furrows grow longer and longer
Around the base of tile hill,
And the valley is bright with the sunset,
Yet he ploughs and whistles Still.
I am tired of counting the ridges,
Where the oxen come and go,
And of thinking of tile blossoms
That are trampled down below.
I wonder it ho ever guesses
That under tie ragged brim
Of lia torn straw hat I am peeping
To steal A look at hinif
T*he spiro of tile church antI tihe witilo ms
Are all ablaze lia tie sui;
lie has left the plow in the furrow,
111s Summer d .y's work Is done.
Aid I hear him carolling enfily
A sweet anti simple lay,
That we often lave sung togetller,
While lie turns tie oxen away.
'he buttercutps In1 tihe patsture
Twinkle and glean like stars;
le has gathered a golden handful,
A-loaning over the bars.
0Ie h8as shaken the curls from lits forehieai
And he is looking up this way;
- * Oh, where Is my ann-bonnuet, mother?
Hie was thinking of me ill day.
And I'mflgoing down to tile meatlow,
For I know lie is waiting there,
";Wstkio the suitlidno blossomi
In theo curls of my yellow hair.
*3111. LARK.4PUR'S UCOMANCE.
Mr. .Lalspur was out in his orchard
gathering apples for cider-making. The
trees were weighed down with thei
heavy fruitage, and about their sturdy
trunks the clover, all dappled with pink,
was blowing in purple wabs.
Mr. Larkspur's orchard wits aple
eand prolifk; ai ields, pasturs, gar
dens, all thriving and luxuriant, Ilia
woridly posasepsions plentif ul enough.
r ~ Nevertheless, Mr. Larkspuir, though
prone, a oU ahing, to bear a thank
ful heart and a cheerful countenance,
was at this time not At all bright of
vfiaae or merry (if epirit.
Lifting his headl from a half-bushol
basket of garnet a pd-gold fruit, he
could see, betwoon great, lazily-loaning
tree trunks, and across a grassy lano,
the pretty bit of a cottage belonging to
his nearest neighbor, Miss Rowena
Davis, tucked in amidsct suigar-maples
and silver-..leaved poplars like a brown
.9c01lta drop &?. iie.) paper. And
Mr. Larkspur, thinking e.f .. Miss R~ow
They were only neighbors, now.
There had been a time when they were
3 ut that was before a certain obuoximus
Captain Skaggs had coma to Baxtar's
Cross Roads; before Mr. Larkspur had
said unkind things on his account to
Miss Rowena, and she nad said unkind
things to him; before their crowning
battle, wherein he had bitterly observed
that she was rather more of a coguette
then became her years, and she had
retorted, with hasty inelegance, that,
as far as yea were concerned, a pot
should not oail a kettle black.
And from that pomnt matteis had stood
stock still.until the previous Sunday at
church, from which time Mr. Larkspur
began to think he had some reason for
suspectivg that Miss Rowena was repent
ing -of her folly and obstinacy. He
gathered the idea from trifles--a half
glance, quickly withdrawn; a faint,
peach b my blush; and, now he came
to t it, she had lingered a little
ju side the gate alter meeting,
kI who ehe might easily have loined her,
~as she, perhaps, wished to give him the
opportunity of doing.
He regretted newv that he had not
done so, instead of poking off with Mrs.
Deacon Cottonwood, andl listening to
the interesting history of the deacon's
Mr. Larkspur sighed again as his eye
oamed over Miss Rowena's pretty do
pin and dowvn to her blackberry patch
uat the other sidle of the lane-a thicket
f tangled, trailing bushes, with tufts
I wild, rank-growing grass waving
ugh, like plumes; and there it rested,
or there ho beheld Miss Rowena's pink
Ing-hami sun bonnet just above a feath
ry bunch of grass, looking like a big
ink flower growing there,
- It wouldn't be very hard to step aceross
io lane and speak to her. There was
r o use keeping upl a foolish quarrol;
me one had to speak first, and~
Without giving himself time to back
wn from his purpose, Mr. Larkspur
led the fence alicd crossed the lane.
was half inclim'd to run away again
4 en he got within speaking distance;
what it' sheo had takea fresh offense
s having lot slip the opportunity of
ng up siho had given him, and( scorn
ardy overtures ?
wever, hie encouraged himself by
tga position wvhero a flourishing
,grapoevme, clambering into a hick
sapling at the edge of the tield,
screen him a little, and broak the
of scornful looks and sharp words,
d such be his portion.
heart jolted up and down ner
at sight of that bonnet, with its
ape and futll frill, and of the light
sacque below; eveni tile well.
-n striped calico apron dimly seon
the droopinggrass and vine-sprays.
Sback of the bonnet was toward
a tiln bucket stood close be
lf-full of .theo purple-ripe
rnoon, Miss Ena," said
owena was either too deep
hear, or was not prepar
~y advances, for the sun
o sign of turning in his
t4zj tut determined not to be
4discournged, now that ho had
beinning, Mr. ILarkapur brave
his v2ice and proceeded.
tsaI 0t blackberries this
d~c, atnd only a alight nod
nai rewardted him,
"aid Mtr. Lka ur to himn
b~~nthe ~ go ahead,
"We used to be good friends, didu't
we Bo ?"
A little droop of the bonnet.
"And there ain't no use of our fussing
now, is there?"
Immovable grimness on the part o'
"I say, there ?" persisted Mr. Lark
Still no response from the bonnet.
"Eus," desperately, "speak-say
something, can't you'? if it's only to
No effect whatever on the bonnet.
A wagon came rumbling up the lane.
"l'lnot stay here like a foi-I uolonger!'
vowed Mr. Larkspur. "Good-by, Miss
Ro-and it's for good I"
With one glance at the bonnet, which
he thought nodded slightly, he hurried
"IEIf she wants to stay mad now, she
kin stay mad," he declared. "I've did
all I kin."
"You ain't got nary grain of sperrit,
Rowena Davis I" asserted Mrs. Levi
Davis, a stumpy little wcman vwith a
freckled race ard a shrill voice. "Why
don't you takn Captain Skaggs aind be
done with it, hey ?"
"Well," said Miss Rowena, deliberate
ly, "I don't for sever'l reasons, ono
bein' that he ain't asked me."
"Shucks l" said Mrs. .iovi, vigorously
plunging her (arniug-ncodle into a gray
yarn sock belonging to her liege. "You
know hit's only a queshun of time
might as vell make up your mflind; you
know you like him."
"Yes," admitted Rowena, with a little
sigh, "I like him well enough, but-"
"I believe you're a-pinin' for that
owdac'ous Larkspur," observed her
sister-in-law, sharply. "I knowed it
-I sayed you hodn't no sporrit I Won't
do you no good noway. He won't noyer
como 'ronud. E ' lie wanted to make'
up, why didn't lie make up lwhen he
hod a chance ?"
Miss Rowena turned to the wndow
with scarlet cheeks. Why did lie not,
"He jest showed, a Sunday, he didu't
keer a cent whether he seen you or not.'
The color deepened in Rowona's
cheeks. Notwithstanding her sister-in
law's assertion, she did have spirit-too
much when it got the better of her
principle and heart; as it would now
and then; and Mrs. Lovi was purposely
taking the surest course to excito it to
a high pitch.
"You're jest a fixin' to be an old maid
all your life," continued the ittile wo
man. "The captain aiqi. agoin'tostick
to you always, neither, of you don't lot
him think 3 ou'Il hev him. He'll marry
Jinny TuokAt yet, of you ain't keerful.
She's willin' enough. I reckon Lark
spur must -be goin' to soe that gal that's
a-stayim' at Deacon Cottonwood's; that's
why ha went home wiun Mrs. Cotton
wood from church. Anyhow, ho couldn't
help seein' how you waited for him, an'
as long's he didn't try to make it up
then, when do you reckon he will ?
Never ! That's whit I say, an' you'll be
left. Captain Skaggs, he thinks a heap
of you now, but ef-"
," cried Rowena, desperately,
"do stop, Sophy I If Captain Skaggs
should ask me to marry him beforo Mr.
Larkapur speaks to me-"
"Would you hov him I" asked Mrs.
"I-.L almost blohove I would," falter
ed R >wena.
"Goose if you didn't I" said Mrs. Levi,
Mr. L arkspur stood besido his moadow
bars, sentimentally out of tempor. Miss
Rowena's snubs of the day before had
filled him with anger and sorrow. .
frowned and sighed alternately. Raising
his eyes to the chiocolate-drop cottage
beyond the lane, he saw Miss Rowena
among the hollyhocks in the back yard,
feeding her chickens, with a blue veil
tied over her head ; aiid he know just
how the little tlax-brown w ayes of her
hair rippied up uinder its rim in their
own sweet, odd fashion, until her face
socened set in a blue-and-gold frauie.
- The next moment lie scowled. The
swinging form of Captain Skaggs was'
coming rapidly up the lane. H~e did
not appear to see Miss Rowvena ; his
eyes were fixed on the black-berry patch,
and lie was making directly toward it.
Mr. Larkspur's eyes involuntarily fol
lowed, and then he gave a sudden jump,
and rubbed them, and then he climbed
upoii a bar to seratiniza the berry-patch
TJ.here was Miss .lbwena's pinkc bonniet
still, the catpo Ilutering ini the morning
aii'; there was her linen sanque, and cc
side her the tin bucket rellecting the
sun in a gleaming whito ring from its
edge-all .iust as it had boon yesterday.
iHI looked across at thie figure among
the hollyhocks. That was Miss Row
ena, beyond a doubt. A sudden im
pulse, and an equally sudden spring,
sent Mr. Larkspur over the bars, and
across the lane, and up the 4 o'clock
bordered walk through Miss ibwona 's
it was Rowena among thiehiollyaocks;
her gentle, wondering brown eyes were
turned directly toward him, while the
rose-color crept int o the face in the blue
"'Ena," cried Mr. Larkspur, "it wasn't
you in the blackbcrrios yesterday that
snubbed and sulked at me, was it ?"
Rowena turned her eyes toward the
pink bonnet,.for whose benefit Captain
Skaggs appeared to be indulging in
much eloquence of speech and gesture,
while the provoking thing nodded and
drooped as it had when Mr. Larkspur
talked to it, .turned them back toward
Mr. Larkspur, and a ripple of .laughter
startled the bees mn tho hollyhoeks.
"It's only my bonnet and sacque I"
she said. "Sophy fixed them up there
yesterday, ,to look like me, so -the boys
wduldn't get all the berries while we
woe away, and I suppose sihe foigot to
take them away this morning. Site sot
tito bucket of berries alongside as an
extr bit of strategy, That's all."
Catin Skaggs soon discovered his
mnistake, and started to Se house, but
perceiving gpair of radiant unnistaka
ble lovers amiong the he~lyhock, lie
ohah'ged hia mind, and wet home.
.-iarbert I, Danotoft, of San fran
olsoo, ti4 hiatrii of the Paotlo-doast,
Meo Animal Utoies.
"I used to know a lot of stories about
Animals and things," said the old man
dropping a Nevadapaper and rogarding
ithe exchango editor earnestly. "Somo
of 'em was quito ouri's and interestin,'
"ahd ho leaned back in his chair and
joined his finger. tps meditatively.
"Aninals do some very strange
things," assented the exchange editor.
"Which reminds me of my roan mare,"
continued tbh old mun. "I think that
roan mare know'd more'n a hired girl.
She had a tail that reached the ground
and you ought to see that mare catch
"How did she (to it?" asked the ex.
change editor brightening up.
"Well, sir, she'd back up to a stroam
and ilip her tail in the water, and out
they'd come. Sometimes the air would
jest be full o' trout, and the old maro a
lisbin' and that tail flyin around laudin'
the biggest fish ever neon. Oh, she
was old Sagacily. Once a man stood
watchin' her an'i dodgin' the fish, and
all of a suddint he referred to one as a
speekled beauty. That roan mare just
turned about and kicked his brains out.'
"Served him rightl" commented the
exchange editor energetically.
"But she died," sighed the old man.
"How (lid that happen?"
"The trout fixed it up on her. One
day about a gross of 'em got hold of her
tail to once and hauled her in. Shle
made it pretty lively for 'cm and when
she went under i good many fish came
to the surface laughingl"
"That's pretty strong," conceded the
"Speaking of strength~ reminds me
of how my old brindle cat us: d to open
clams. She'd sit around arid howl until
the clam opened his shell to throw an
old boot at lier, and then she'd stick in
her claw and ticklo the sole of his feet
till Ie got to sleep, and then she had
hin Clams is a very sagacious bird,
too. Ever watch one9"
"Not until lie was cooked," sighed
the exchango editor.
"I had one that was right up on hiU..
self. The flies and mosquitoes used to
bother im when he opened his shell,
util he caught a spider and made him
weave a web across his mouth, and then
lie was happy. COnri's thing hbout the
clam. After that lie used to open him
self in the back to feed; oponod on the
hinge end so's not to disturb the spider
My darter claimed that he was a young
female and hooked up behind, but we
all know'd better."
"Can you show the olam now ?" groan
ed *the exchange editor.
"No, sir," replied the old man sol
."He came to grief too. You .0ee that
to sit in front of a rat hole all day long,
and smell like cheese. We never could
get on how' he (lid it, but he did. That
was his sagacity. When the rats caio
out he'd go for 'em, and I'vo soon him
got eighily to a hundred a day. One
(lay he nipped a stager, and that was
the last of him."
"Mako it short." muttered the ex
"Yes, sir.- Well he got the rat by the
tail, and the rat just climbed over and
tickled him on the other end. He opened
and caight the rat's foot., but of course
le.lost his grip on the tail. The rat
began to scratch him pretty badly un
til the clam opened and took in another
foot, In this wiay the rat got all four
feet inside the shell."
"Well what thon?"
"The rest wasn't very hard, The
rat sprawled around until he got his
head and~ body in. Then lie had haim'"
"I don't see how," remonstrated the
"Just he re; there wasn't, room for 'em
both in the shell, and the clam had to
get out, and out lie came."
"Where did lhe go?" inquired the ex
"I don't know," answered the old
A n Amnasing Feast.
A coronmationi is always signalized by
icts of Imperial clemency, and in this
respect the ukase issued by Alexander
1I., of Russia, on the seventh ot Sop
tember, 1856, remains memorable.' It
granted a compjlete amnesty to all the
Political offenders of 1825-' 56, and of
the Polish rebellion of 1831 who were
still in exile or ini prison; also pardons
to press offenders, military defaulters,
and to about 5,000 other individuals in
jails. Tihie Empire was entirely exoner
ated from military conscription during
a term of four years. A new and more
equitable assessment of the poll-tax was
decreed. Most of the disabilities which
weighed upon the Jews were removed.
Thousands of Crowna serfs were manu
mnittedl and received grants of land.
Finally, the childrein of soldiers who.
under the former reign, had been brought
up by the State to enter the army were
restored to their parents.
Those truly wise largesses evoked the
most cordial popular gratitude, inso
much that the Czar began his reign as a
people's darling. Ho was so weoll nware
of tlus that lhe conceived the grand idea
of giving a banquet to 200,000) of his
poorer subjects from Moscow and the
adjacent villages in the plains around
Petrowski. Preparations were made.
for this amazing feast by covering a
square mile with tables, and the tables
with hunks of beef, bread and casks of
drinks. Unluckily,theo impatience of the
guests did not allow them to wait till
the day of the dinner. A flagstaff had
been erected in the Jmiddle of the plain,
and it had been airanged that the sig
nal to "fall-to" dhould be giving by the
hoisting of the flag. On the evening be
fore the day of the feast, while some
20,000 mujiks were loitering round the
p lain sniiling the food, an officer named
Minakoff, wishing to try if the ropes of'
the flagstaff worked well, gave them a
tug and sent them aloft. In a twinkle of
an eye the multitude of nmujike swboped
upon the table and made a clearance.
The Osar laughed when he was, told of
the matter. "Well, . well, so long as
they enjoyed .them elves that isAiI
wanted, 1 am sure b~'raust h avei fear'ed
thMt they wver4gojng to Anti&~bm also.',
Captaiu John ,
L. LaiUtop two e
of Muny, have t
wook's huntg in tl
They establielied the
the cottage of Cap owilian, t
Lewis Lake, and cro i it body of
wat r to the mouitai RU the othqw side
commenced operatlo le tro hles
of the Airst day resul i ) the kling
of one door, two fox -ll a poroupine.
The second day they re not go luk
but they discovered es bear trals
leading in the directiA of the nearest
settlements, and they .'esoled on oa#
Judging from the. trke the bear, was
of groat size, tid extraid Paution was
necessary to got; near ('N'1E for ii shot,
The captain carried: a, silver-nidunted
Rominigt6n thit never.iissed fre, and
the doctor was rrm6divith a double
barrolled shotgun, a itchet and an
Indian pipe, obtaineI fron a Sioux
chiof wdien residbig 4i Iowa. They
failed to fiud the 'be that day, not
withstanding the no s. careful seairch.
On the third day, ho ever, they were
more fortunate. 'hd octor had be
come sparated from Liot captam, and
while lie was in the aot of clambering
over tie trunk of a fallen hemlock in a
laurel thicket he was styrtled by a flerco
growl, and oi pausing to lreconnoitre he
discovered the boar sitting on its
haunches in the bushes watoing him.
He acknowledges that he was startled
by the monster, which was of enormous
size and evidently not disposed to ro
What to do lie did not know. Hie
dared not use his shotgun on' the beast
and the captain was not in hailing dis
tance with his rifle. As lie stood dolib
crating the bear made a movement
toward him, evidently bent on mischief,
Its eyes were fiery and it displayed a
double row of savage-16oking tooth.
The doctor says he felt like repeating
the Lord's Prayer right then and there.
But there was no time for -worship in
the wilderness, as the bear was moving
upon him in -force. Iit instinctively
raised his gun and let drive with one
barrel, the contents jf which went'
crashing into the bear's ear. This (in
raged the brute and, rising on its hind
legs,..it rutihed upon0i1 the doctor, who
emptied the contents of the other barrol. I
In momelt the savage beast, smarting
with pain, -was close u1pon him and ho0
could feel its hot breatioi his face as
it grappled him. He clubbed it with I
his shotgun, but as tb-) wearson de
scended tile boar wardcd off the blow
with his right paw and sent tle gun spin
ning through the air.
doctor lound himsoi iIn 10egrasp Of the
beast, but he retained sufficient self
possession of mind to resolve to sell his
life dearly. Grasping his hatchot,
which was heavy and sharp, lie rained
blows on the head of the monster. J
Every cut -went to the skull of the ani
mal, and as it reachod witu its powerful
arms to embrace him he sunk the wea
poin in its flesh to the hilt. This seemed
tq disconcert the beast for a moment
but it soon rallipd and, grappling the
bold hunter, prepared to give him the
death-hug. Just as it was drawing him
into close quarters Captain Bowman,
who had heard the shots, appeared on
the scene, and, taking in the situation
at glanco, sent a bullet crashing through
the head of ite bear and his comrade
On releiasing himself from the arms
of the amnmal die dcotor- found that lie
had sustained but trifling damage, but
lie regarded his escape from a horrible
death as remarkable. Being a dentist
lie said ho could not help admiring its
beautiful white teeth as it came at him
with distended laws, His gun was
found twenty fedt1 away, with bent bar
rels, and his beautiful .indian pilpo was
badly broken, They succeeded in
dressing the animal and . getting the
carcass to thc cottage, which they foundt
to weigh three hundred a'.id forty
pounds. Captain Bowman says he
considered Is friend beyond salvation
when lie diseovered himi im the emblrace
of the beast, end it was only by a luckty
shot that lie saved himt from a horrible
Solved the Proeb10:ni.
A man from North Bl~ilerica, Mf199.,
bought a p~iece of wild land near Lake
Hlickpochce became of a wonderful natu- I
ral curiosity which the hand agent pointed 1
out to himn. IR was a palmetto log wedged
mito tihe branches of a water oak twenty
foet from the groundl. The pnrchaser
moved upon the place, and spent lis ime
between meals and grubbing roots In won
(ering at the log in time tree. One day
last week ho solved tihe problem. It I
rained as it rains only in the Everglades,
turning a, flood of water from the saw
grass regIon down into Lane HIckpocheo, |
and .Is neighbors heard himn shouting
three miles away. Ho hallooed all night
long, andi the next morIning they went over
in a boat and broumght him out. Hie wasj
sitting in the top of the tree with his feet,
in the water, and, with a long pole, was
keeping off floatIng palmetto logs that
were endangering lila seat by wedging,
themetLives in among the branches. 'Tho
land agont thinks he c.1u sell the place for
bun at a profit when the water goes (hewn,
( the i)))d does not i'umn. tIAO curiosIty.
Dr. Hlaughton, a wvell-known sage of
Dublin, an enthusiastic lover of animals
and keenly interested ini zological mat
ters there, lately invited a London wit
to breakfast with him- at the Zoological
Gardens in coampany with a few kindred
spiritii. As soon as the wit appeared
lie was called oni for a happy thought,
and promised that fone occurred to him
lie would give it forth. Dr. Haughton
was speaking of the difficulty of keep
ing up the funds of the .sooiety-six,
pence had been bharged at the gates
and twopenda, but it was hard to det
suffloent moiiey in. "A happy thoughti"
cried his gnost, Throw oprit the doors
and let the peo14e in grtise Themi 'close
the gates and openitfie other gates-the
dloors of the b~st ongeau 1ialily
ohat-ge the people chQshng otd',
Ohi,'s O4ot Ra.
Oiamuel do Uhamplain' was the "Fathe,
o .lew France," c Canada, by galinj
l.$i6kceeping a foothold near the St.. Law
pe and In 1008 in laying the foundatior
Quebe. lie was followed by mission
one of -hose servants was Jea
4i ite Rleveur, who died near Laki
04igmplain about 1005. His great grand
son, Peter Reveur, was a' engineer It
the Vtench forces in Amerkqa and of the
the party that built the sixty torts fron
the mouth of tWe St. Lawrence to that o
the lississippl- about 1725, and which in
oluded Detroit. The name of Louislant
was early given that. vast region, claime
by France, between the Alleghany and
Rocky Mouutaius. When the King ol
France had dominion in North Ainerica,
il the drimain northwest of the river OW c
*1as includcd 16 tno provinge or Louislana,
the- north bountsry - of which, by t
treaty of Utrecht, concluded betiween
France and England in 1713, was lixed at
the forty.ninth parallel of htitude north
ot the equator. After the conquest of the
Fretich possessions in America by Great
Britain this tract was ceded by France to
to the English, by the treaty of Paris, in
Peter Reveur had a son, Jean Riveur,
who became a trapper and hunter, and
married in 1770 a woman of French
ludian extraction altached In domestic
service to the Bihitish garrison at Detroit.
Jean was away moet of the time hunting
and trading with the Indisus, but his wife
remained at her old plao'e at the fort in
which her son Joseph Reveur (now augli
cized nto Revore) was born July 4, 1777,
one hundred and six years ago, The babe
grew ut) into a hearty lad and- learned the
trade of a baker fron the British baker of
hie past. By the treaty ot peace signed
it Paris September 3, 1788, the cliim of
ie English monarch to the northwest
.erritory, Inchiding Detroit, ceased. Jos.
,ph Ievore plied his trade of a baker at
Detiroit and other government military
p)osts on the laftes until the outbreak of
he war of 1812. The ludian allies of
;he French did not at once accept the
?eace of 1783, and Pontiac, the great Ot
;awa Chief, incersed at the transfer of his
antds from one European power to another,
Ctrred .i) a great compiracy of the tribes
if the lakes tor the destruction of all the
3ritish ga- risons. Detroit endured an
!ight months' seige, but was saved by a
ialf-breed .ndian girl, the. little sister of
loseph Revore's mother, who revealed the
)lot in tine. Peter iteveur, the grand
ather of Joseph Revore, was a lieutenant
of the French forces under Mlontcalm and
vas killed with his commander at Qliebec
n 1750. Jean, the father of Joseph jRe
-eur (or Revore, as now spelled), adhered
a the British in the Revolution, but ren
Icred no special services beyond those of
cout and pilot near the great lakes. He
U e ead,"aia was wim"h'o"Fused
ad their British allies when defeated by
leneral Alad Anthony Wayne, at Fallen
.'imbers, August 20, 1794.
Joseph Ievore, in the war of 1812,
oined the American forces and was with
laneral Hull when he ignobly surrendered
is army, the Detroit post and all Michi
an to the British. He witnessed ihe
allant Colonel Lewis Cass break his
word rather than dellv-r it up to the
Iritish commander. During the war he
vas at Fort Meigs, Malden and on the
iver Iiaisin. The exploit cf that war In
vhich this aged veteran takes the most
oride was his participation in Harrison's
'ictory over the.allied British and Indians
imdkr Procter and Tecu'iscb, on thd river
hiames, where not ten feet away he saw
,ulonel Richard M. Johnson shoot Tecun
ch. At the close of the war lie icinained
n the neighborhood of Fort Meigs, work
ng for a Mr. AMcintosh in a tavern and
hen for a Atr. Forsyth, who kept a store,
l'imally he drifted to Pittsburg, whore he
narried and where lie kept a bai her shiop
nd bakery combined.
In his young days he was a famouts
thlete and boxer, and even after lhe was
Ily year s old lie could throw any man in
~itlsburg or that region, ils tour chili
Iren having died, lhe came down the Ohio
iver with his wife, and about 1850 settled
nPFlicity, where for many years lie fol
owed his trade of a baker. Ucre, during
lie late war, his wife dlied and the old
iaan was left without a known relative
ni the widie world. Finally time made its
ruel advances on him, his infirmities in
reased and two or three years ago he
ame to the Canntyg lnfirmnary. Hero your
eportcr toundi hum ji-opped uip in his bed,
ad aftyj an interview with huii gleaned
he foregoing (lata, ie will soon pass be
end the great, river, and inot many (lays
vill ensue ero this aged warrior wvill have
inished thie good fight and gone to iealms
this ,,,r the Hiabies.
Gifts made to the baby, wh~o is yet
00 young to appireeiate tokens of af
eotionate regard, are of course wvel
omed by the mother. imiple and In
xpensive gifts of this sort are the little
>ibs of fleece-linedl pique. The edges
any' be buttonholed in so illops, with
vhite or with the scarlet or blue wvork
ng cotton, whieh Is warranted not to
ado, and which really will not do so ;
>r very pretty ones are made of tick
nualin, two thicknesses, with a thin
ayer of cotton between ; quiilt these in
mall squares or diamonds ; in the en
re leave a space large enough so that if
rou ehoose you can embroider the word
'baby," or the initial of a name, or a
lower. The edge may be scalloped in
uttonhole stitch, or a durable edging
nay be sowed on. The daintiest seeks
1ow made are of silk, knit just as the
Ittle worsted ones are; they are not so
serviceable for cold weather as the
sworsted ones, but to adorn a 6aby-bas
let no prct'ior object can be devised ;
little very soft cotton should be stuf
led in them, so that they will stand up
rignts, but do not let it show at the top,
3r above where the tassels are tied. A
loveiy blanket is made of soft .white
Lannel, with a narrow hem, to which in
,owed anedge knit ont of split sephyr.
[n eaob dorper of the blanket some g' -
irebi ent~iroidered in the dehea% out-'
line stitch ; it is q~ pretty fancy, in f~wo
soiners, in soft-blue silk, to #Jorktn
Lirerof the Kate .Greenawa' Atfrle
rII the other two put spria of io ~
Mkeusp of one color o11 fin the ei
O - evening when Ludy a pajai
Cqme home from the Offide and eated
supper he went Inito the pRrlor and pl t
himself-on the sore. After he had b
there a little while he noticed that L
did not come In and miake a break at
piano as was her custom. This Olii
the old -gentleman greatly, b tt he
very happy, because the, parents of
who play the piano , usually feel like I
Ing an axe to that Instrument. But pr
soon Lucy entered the room and be,
telling her papa how much he loyed h
and liovdark and cheerless her life wa
be In case he should be called above.
This sort of talk made her father I
rather soldmn, for he had been to the rA
a good deal and would occasionally go
with the boys, and when 'a, main
the shady sid9 of ifty l'e dobant -Iidtl
larly care to han6 feople lugt'
By and By" Into their conversation. ]
pretty soon Lucy placed her lilly-wl
hand on her papa's brow and begat
smooth his b r, saying how glad it wo
make her if she could only smooth
furrows of care that time had plai
there. Then she artfully shifted the a
Ject. and spoke of how cold the weat
was getting and what lovely seals]
saques she had seen in the store windo
down town that afternoon.
Then her father saw what she 'vas
to, and dropped on himself. So, it I
time Lucy got around to that part of I
talk where she put her arms around I
neck and kissed him and asked him to b
her a sealskin, he had neatly arranged ,
lie. He told her of how poor the cr<
had been, and that trade was in a v(
dull state because of the uncertainty as
what offce Ben Butler would want n-;
and sung such a song that Lucy began
think she was lucky to have a place
sleep in and a pair of heavy shoes fco
"No, my child," lie said, "1 1 cant
think of spending $300 for a sealsli
saque when times are so bard." And Lu
sait she was sorry she had mentioned t
subject, and went away feeling quite sor
for her papa.
Boon after she bad left the room her I
brother came in. " I saw that horie y,
were talking about," he said to his pai
" Did you ?" asked tne old gentlenia
" How fast can he g I"
" Two-thirty,'! replied the big broth<
"and $1,000 will buy him,"
Hising quickly from the sofa, Luc.
papa wrote a check anl handed it to I
son. "Go and close the trade to-night
he said, "and to-morrow afternoon I w
make some of these peop!e that think tIh
own trotters look like hired men."
80 you see, children, that some pap
think more of beating two-forty than th
do of making an only daughter happy.
Hero is an old anecdote, very famili;
many years ago, and old enough to 1
new to many of this generation, whi(
was a regular Thanksgiving nig
stand-by. No gathering about the iA
ever separated without its being tol
It ran something in this way: A ne
railway had betn opened through
bleak and unsottled iection of couutr
and had been in operation only a aho
time when a heavy snow began fallir
and soon completely blockaded ti
road, stopping tuo train with its sig
passenger car far from any place
habitation. There were a dozen trai
eders, but as the prospect of relief with
a few hours was good they werg takii
the unpleasant situatiun calmly, Aiot
them was a tall, lank, lay-preache
whose countenance was chiefly remark
ble for a preternaturally large mont
Soon after the train came to a standsti
lie arose at the forward end of the ea
and with his blandeso profession
smile began: "Now, brethren and si
toe, we've got to stay hero shut i
together for an hour er two, so loti
mako the best of it. I say brethr<i
and sisters because we are all brethre
and sisters-ain't that so? Of cour
we are. Now les have a little expi
rienco meeting hero, Why not? y
all love the Lord, don't we? We
believe lie knows best what is good I
us,-don't we? Of course we do. We
lee talk about him a little. To bog
with, we all believe there's nothing ti
Lord couldn't do if ho wanted tp--a
all believe that, don't we?" At ti
point a green-looking countryman, wJ
had been watching the smiling speak
withecloso interest, startled him by sa
ing: "Wall, now, I dunno 'bout the
I thnk I knowv one thing the Lo
couldn't do." "Oh! do you?" exclaim
the preacher wit~h great delight. "1
you indeed! Well, let us hear-j
Speak up loud, and let us all hear wh
it is the Lord eonhbi't do?" "W~all
said the countryman, with great delit
ration. "He couldn't ha' made yol
mouth any bigger onless he'd ha' s
your ears back!" That ended thme co
The shooting season in the queet
preserves was opened by the Prince
Vi'ales and Prince Christian, who sh
through some of the covers in the Cra
bourne portion of Windsor Great Par
The rain foil ini torrents throughout ti
day, but a very large bag was obtaine
as the whole of the park is literal
swarming with game, and it wou
well bear a great deal more shootii
thtan ever takes place in is, f or except
the days (half a <dozen, perhaps, ini t
season) when the Prince of WVales ai
the dukes of .Edinburgh and Connaug
go0 out, Prince Christian has the wh<
domain to himself, one of the privileg
of the ranger being the entire conti
of the park sportiug, while another
the right to pasturage for a very Jar
number of horses and -cattle. T
whole of the game shot here is gi
away to friends, br :to- the hospita
except what is required- by the spor
men for their' otn ene, or 'what; is
quisitioned bj tie -oastle, Th'ere is
long is lofer0on1 who regculidy
evgf'f g~anin'i'otton roin t
park and aother iset of peopt entiti
ro" ~dpon, Wmndsbr suypties' eve1
tiin 'm this line, as fery' Ittle'shooti
tAkley laea 11 'thi6ez'ew'elentbooNrr
Osbt)*ne, which are nderstood to be
thallegosai uf Mr,1John rok~~
eon rpefllcl6 n th
111( ropeetfuily call tho. attention of the
public to my superior rawilitiesafQy sup
0el plying everythlnghi my line, otsuperjor
C quality. ,Staiting busin. ns..
e boro in 1876 "al tis
hut ness and en avre to wake my estab
40 lishnient FIRST-CLASS in evey p
tioular. I shall in the future, as in tli
he past. hold myself ready to - serve my
W customers with the best artioles thatoan
ie be procured in any market. I shall
in stand ready, also, to guarantee every
WS article I sell.
up I invite an Inspection of my stock of
,e Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars, etc.
.Is F. W. HABENICHT.
Scotch Whiskey (Ramsey's).
to A. Bin Laubort and Marat Cognao
to Brandy. I
ot Rotterdam Fish Gin.
cy Ross's Royal Ginger Ale.
he ules Mumm & Co.'s Champagne.
ry Cantrel & Cochran's Ginger Ale.
ig Apollinaris Mine-al Water,
Old Shorry Wine.
Old Port Wine.
ly Soda Water.
'y Old Cabinet Rye Whiskey.
Old Schuylkill Ryo Whiskey.
I. Renowned btandard Rye Whiskey.
)o Jesse Moore Vollmer Rye Whiskey,
Old N. 0. Sweet Mash Corn Whiskey.
e Old Stone Mountain Corn Whiskey.
I. Western Corn Whiskey.
W Virginia Mountain Peach Biaqdy.
, New England (French's) Rtin.
rt North Carolina Apple Brandy.
Pure Blackberry Brandy.,
lo Pure Cherry Brandy.
Pure Ginger Brandy.
Boston Swan Gin.
-1 Rock and Rye.
itl Hostetter's Bitters,
p Boge & En'gol's Lager Beer, in patent
.i' stopper bottles and on draught,
11New Jersey Sweet, Sparkling Cider.
so l'ohi, Rock & Rye, Lawrence & Martin.
0- Stoughton Bitters,
TeTonk anil Corti
SCigars and Tobacco
Syndicate Cigar, 6 cents.
o Te Huntress Cigar, 21 cents,
or M.adoline Cigar-All Havana--1 cents.
Y Don Caries (Nub)-all Havana--1 cents
.Minerva Cigar-Havana filler -5 cente,
3d Cheek Cigar-Havana filler.-5 cents.
)oOur B~oast Cigar--Havana filler-5S oents
at Laucky Hit Cigar--Havana filler--5 cents,
" I'h Unicum Self-Lighting Ofgarette,
,(Amber month-piece to evory
ot . ton packages.)
a- The Pickwick Club Cigarette,
-h ~.*aii md Gem Cigarette, I
of' (Laght smnokinig.)
10~ ollY Bill~1 a i a Foo PO far
1011 in ToRii
2 ICE! ICE! ICE!
ile An abundance always on hand for the
nue of my customers. I wil also keep a - .,
is supply of
FISH, OYSTERS O
Le for my Restat rant~ 3hleh l alWy a h
.olen from the first #f dtie Abe
afreit of April.' -
e mnsclli.de~ to - as