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TR-WEEKLY EDITION. W INNSBORO.. S. C.. JANUARY 16. 1883-SB H
I am oonteit
To let the add.ed years
That coie to ne
oll back into the put so far
Can only find along the shore
Soine perfect shells, aud nothing twore.
I am content
That seaweed, bits of wreck
And pebbles gray,
Drift out or sight into tle sea;
For them to stay
Would be to chorsh grief and pain
I would not, mnust not feel apita. '
I ain content
'Ihat none of life
Can over be
Lived o'er with self-saie throb and thrill;
No niore to me
wil former song, or book, or toy,
FJa 1e new measure of ny joy.
I am content
'O live all of to-day;
And wheen I dresin
Let fancy revel in the light
'That hopo hath seen
Beyond tile present, and afar
A steadfast, sweetly beck'ning stat.
I ain content
For age upon tIhO heart
Can never creep;
And when, at last, in sillest uight
I seen to sleep,
A birthday comes to ti1e In truth;
'The gift it brings-inmortal youti k.
There was trouble on a certain morn
iti in two homes at opposite ends of
I be olty.
The homes were very different, and
eo was the nature of the trouble; never
18heless, the latter was felt with con.
hiderable keenness'by the respecive in
habitants of both.
The first of these dwellings was on
the south side of Merion Square, a
goodly mansion, the abode of wealth
The lady to whom all this belonged
sat disconsolate in the midst of her
Books and embroidery were on the
dainty little dower-decked table at her
Nido, but they were untouched; and a
restless, troubled expression was on her
ace while she norvoutisly clasped and
tclasped the jeweled hands lying idle
iII her lap.
The dor opened, and a footman an
onniie-1 a visitor,
'Oh," she exolaimod, rising to greet
ir, "you got my noto."
'How kind of you to come I"
"I am in such distress."
"And for what?' asked the friend.
"Toll mte all about it."
-You remember my cousin Laura
"But no one har seen her for years."'
"She has shut herself up in her
country-plaee ever since her husband
ied; has she not?"
"Yes; she is still a prey to grief."
'Before they married, her husband
gave her, as her engagement ring, a
vailuable jewel that hand been in his
amily from time out of mind, and had
tme to him for his mother."
"It was a diamond, a single stono of
reat size and the purest water."
"Of course she valued it immensely,
as indeed Rhe would have any gift of a
man to whom sno was so devoted."
"Sie his doath this ring has been
mtwply estimnable in her eyes - the
' o rnest of happiness ruined so soon.
A"Latterly, she has fancied that the
ritone was becoming loose in the setting,
I ntd spoke of sending the ring to me to
ihavs it examined by a jeweler, but
c'uld never make tup her mind to part
~th it, eveni for a few dlays.
"At last, however, the stone came out
'She sent it immediately to moe, and"
here the speaker broke down-"T
4hiave lost it !"
"You htavo lost the stone?"
'How very unfoi'tunate I"
The ady oldher story, pouiring the
details of her misadv-enture into symnpa
itetic ears, '
The means that had been11 adopted for
Sihe recovery of the Jest treasure were
discussed by the twvo ladies, and fresh
At last the visitor departed, leaving
ie owner of these gorgeous drawing
rtOoms5 withi an anxious anid heavy heart
under her ''silk attire."
The other home wvas in a dilfferent
quailrter of the city.
It consisted of one room in a hionso
le~t out as tenements.
Tile house was habited by extremely
loor families, and situated in a dirty
and dark back street.
Lying outside the bed, patrtly dressed,
was a man-the wreck of a fine, stal
wvart, broadl-shouldered young follow.
He was a day-laborer, anid had lately
loft the hospital after a long and heavy
lt of illness.
Two small children were playlig
quietly in) a cornuer; and the wife, her
i pron throwvn over her head, was sittinjg
hidside the fioless grate, rocking her
self bacekwards andi forwards, sobbing
'"If I could got work, I wotuldn't fret,
sid thie young woman.
We might struggle oni, and keep the
life in us till such time as you were on
"it's a poor case to be able and lvflt
ing to work, and not get it to do."
"The last iob of neeilawork &Liss
West got for me, she's a good friend,
heaven bless her, was well paid for." I
"6he promised to try and get me
more amongst her ladies."
"I'll go off to her now, and see if she
has heard of anything."
"You'll be good, avourneen, while i
I'm away," said she, nissing the two It
half-starved mites in the corner.
"Au' ye won't cry, or disturb the
poor sick daddy."
"I'll be back, Jim, my heart, in less
than no time." . .
Faith in Divine help and patient en
durance of suffering are traits well
known to those whose experience lies
among the lower orders.
Poor Jim had a full share of both.
Nevertheless, when his wife had gone,
he broke down miserably.
"God help her:" he said, looking f
after -her retreating figure; "and God
forgive me for deceiving her, and mak
ing up stories about getting strong and
well, when I know as sure as that I'm
lying stretched here,' that the never
a stroke of work I'll do again in this
"My heart is weak from fasting, and
the longing and the oraying are killing
Meanwhile poor Mary was hurrying
along through the streets with anxious
footsteps, speculating on the possibility
of her friend having found any work t
among her pupils.
Miss West was a music teacher. C
Though but nineteen, she was the
main prop and stay of a widowed invalid
mother and young sisters; earning by
her daily toil that which eked out the 0
pittance left of better days, and made
by frugal contrivance the two ends 11
But none are so poor as not to be
able'to help in some way those worse
off than themselves. 14
The young girl had pleaded success
fully for Maiy, and had procure.d em
ployment that had been the only sup.
port of the family during Jim's illness.
She was going to brcakfast when her t
protegee entered. 11
The table was already spread, and
she was just preparing to attack, with
the healthy appetite of youth, and the 81
knowledge that many busy hours would
pass before she would again see food;
a good slice of thick bread-and-butter.
The thickness, be it Obsaiyed, Vaq
referab.le to the bread only, the butter
sprend thereon being limited to an al.
most imperceptible "serape." t
"Ah, is that you, Mary?" said she e
with the bright pleasant smile that
always seemed, Mary declared, to "rise t:
her heart out of troublo."
"I am afraid I have no orders for t
you this morning; but 1 have got a )oWi
pupil. and she tells mue that there will
shortly be a wedding in the family.
'So thero's a chanoo for you."
"Needlework may be reqnired, and
I may have good news for you before
Poor A try wrung her hands together |8
under her cloak, straining thom hard in r
the agony of her disappointment that j1
she strove to keep1 down aiai ide fron| L
her young benefactress. |ii
Very bitter was the pang of deferred |
hope; but she woukit not seeme to be l8
After a few worda and a onp) of tea 0
with a heavy henrt Mary turned away, L
retracing her steps along the passage, |
Rememubering something, however,|r'
before reaching the hail door, she came I
hack, and reappeared in the room where|t
the little governess was tying her bon
net-strings, preparing to set out.
"I forgot this," she said.
"'Snre, I'm losing my mind eutirely ,
with the feet that's on it- - a
''God help mnch my burden is manking |
"Coming along this morning, 1 seen,
this on the tlags, and put it in my pocket,c
thinking maybe if it was clean, one of
your little sisters might fancy it for her t.
"'Let mec wipo the mud off it for you,
"'It shines bright and beautiful now
-a bit of glass hike."
A moment's scrutmny of the object
spjarkling on the womans outstretched
palm, and Miss West oried out
"Give it to me quick, and wait,"
snatched it from her, Mary staring in
astonishment at her vehemence, and
rushed upstairs to her mother's room.
"What is it, dear?" said the startled
invalid as she dashied in. ;
"Whatever is the matter?" a
"Oh, mother, looki"
"(Jan this be what we saw advertised
for in the newspaper?"
."Is it possible poor Mary can bo the
"I can searcoly belie it." a
Th~e advertisement was as follows:
"$800 RiEwAnD.--Lost, a valuable
[The descript ion and furither ~articu
"Whoever finds it, or can give in..
formation leading to its recoyery, will
receive the above reward, by applying
at-, Aferrlop S3quare, South,"
Mrs. West at once pronotincod what
was submitted to her emperienced judg
mont, to be a diamond of great value,
and was atrongly of opimion that iti
it would be better not to tell Maryv the
3xtent of her possible good fortune, for
oar of disappointment.
So on returning to her, the young t
ady only said: I
"My mother thinks this may b6
omething we have seen advertised for
4. that Equare, so I will go with you to
he house mentioned." t
"Thank ye kindly, Miss." L
"The footmen in them grand houses t
vouldn't look at the likes o' me." a
"They'd just slain the door in my face, t
C Lmade so bold as to ring." t
As she tripped along, the young gov,
.rness's heart beat high at the prospect
f what might be the happy result of
ter errand. 0
No more slaving for peor Mary; good n
Dod for Jim; an airy lodging at the sea
ide, where lie would soon recover his l
trength; clothes and furniture redeem- t
d from pawn; and after an interval of
eht and ense-sorely needed after their t
ufferings-her humble friends restor. t
d to their old life of industry and con- 'I
It is needless to dwell upon what fol.
)wed whin Miss West was shown 111)
tito the drawing-room, and displayed ti
iefore the enraptured eyes of its occu- 0
ant the precious jewel whose loss had
aused her such tribulation. t
As for poor Mary, it was some time t
'efore she could realize her good for- %I
une, or take in the bewildering tidings o
f .the weailth that had so providentially h
omne to her and then. e
And Jim, what news for himl
Tliere-waa healing in the very though
f such prosperity. a,
So it cane to pass that. in the two C
om1es, clouded so lately with trouble !
nd anxiety, peaco of nind was restor
Heaviness had enterod for a night-a Y
mg, weary night in one case-but joy 31
ad come to both in the morning.
LaI4AOting A Wid. at.
A writer thus deseribes tihl nuvel fun 0
I lassoing a wild cat: "Whilo talking
my companion, Drake, who was on t
s hiorie and had his lasso on his saddle, a
tremendious wild eat, fully four feet b
mg, jumped ill) in front of us and n1
arted for the brush. But the rowels d
ere already in the flauks of Drake's
orse, and at bweak neik speed, the far- it
At curving its graceful coil above hia c;
ead, went pursuer and pursued. When p
,ithin twenty-five feet of his catship,
le lariat was thrown, and, encircling
ko the weird chain of a magician, land.
d The fatal noose aromnd (udon's neck d
Never was cat of any desaraptioni in a 1
ger embrace; horse at full run, the rope h
Astened to the horu of the saddile, and- ti
le game making unwilling jumps (A
venty or thirty feet. This, however, ti
Lly lasted a few hundred feet, when
le cat, catching the ropo with his teeth, t
lalp)ed it as if it iero tow string. f
'rake finding that his line was empty t(
ad his hook gono (as a fisiherinau would h
ty) return to look at the dead quad- a]
aped. Deadl He was not dead, but
ceping. For wit h a yell and two bounds
C lareid ot last frir ft hin ktn
]ie oosettof laiDa's ulggwe g
dthe thrin the ip of ath worse, he d
seme toe bnsst non arid d uaup' aine b
t.ie ae ime.i Bof t e resence
avn - the-on-lae hp w t
'Ilhts iiali,a,m~, AsI ii..
t'early muwhay im Loindon) stri, a nuite, p
aked rock, wIch might fairly be called p:
n land, lts itself above the wvatera, si
reasting the conflicting cum rents caused by A
ue winds anmt tides. Between this rock ei
nid the cape on Mpuskong us the famous
laelstromn, which fertile Imaginations have
blued with many terrors. Its geograph-.
~al position Is such as to exp)ose it to fierce T
idalh currents, and, when they are assisted ti
y high westerly whis,they aro,no doubt, w
i'rrihic. The bottom of the strait Is stre wn fh
vuh unniense boulders, which are so ar- hi
anged as to give the- current a spiral mo
ion, directedl toward the isolated rook tI
ronm the northern sIde, whIch Is much in~- a
r'esed Ia tumes of high tIdes or storms, 'r
heni It. whirls (gutte around the island t
ock. Then it is that it beoies really a
fflcult for boats and vessels withoutfi
team power to keel) clear of the rocks
galnst which the way ward~ currents wonia
ash them. While there arc at times vast
uid poweorful eddies, which gIve ob)jects ~
lbatmug up)on themn a fearful spiral mnolan,
here is nothIng ihte a vortex produced by ?
I ub~terranlean discharge of the water,r
hthioukh the tumblIng andt boiling' char
cter of the spiral currents may submerge ~
emporaruly objects dIrifting on the surfuce. e
~o dIoubt in the course of time the action a
if the water has tendedc~ to love Jdown the
ed of rocks, sonic of whIch, we may c
resuimn, thowed themselves above the
urface. 1 hise imay have made the Mael. i
tromi much more terrIfic than It is now,
~nd better justified the ancient fable. As t
L is, In ordinary times anod In favorable il
vealther, the tishormien do nt, hesitate to il
cek for lorcs throughout these waters, e
which to strang~ers arc suggestive of the L.
ntost terrific dangers.
DUnA1'unmg, as a means of mnodifying a
he stiff and c'ld appearance of the t
mitranee hall, is not made as much use
si as it might be, Whenever it can be e
imployed either as a portiere over a z
hoor or across an archway, as well as t
br hian nugs, for the staircase windows, t
t will, i made of suitable material and t
narmonizing In color with the waills and <
voodworl warm and lighten ,the hall i
nd gve t a muohi mnore homelike and e
AMoutnful of .Peppers.
Four young gentlemen were preparing
D enjoy a first-class dinner recently, ii
no of the best known and most popu
ir up-town reFtaurants of New York,
hie of the party was a regular frequent,
r of the dining-saloon, a man of th<
rorld, and a connoissour in the gooi
kings of the table. Two were citi
ion. The fourth was a stranger fronc
lie . ast, but a man of the world, so fai
s a knowledge of the world can be ob
iined in New England cities. Who
ko party was seated the waiter broughi
) the table, among other things,
n innocent-looking octagonal shapot
ottle filled with a bright red sauce,
ts very appearance w-q& appetizing. Ii
ppoared to be a smalIl)ottle of tomatc
Atelip. Oyaters on the .Ialf.shell oon.
ituted the first course of the dinner,
'he "regular diner"' of the party
ickod up the innocent-looking bottle,
-itlod affectionately with it a moment,
nserewed a little cap which served as
stopper, a'd sprinkled just a daeh of
i2 teipting-looking condiment on the
1e edge of the she Is of his oysters.
'heu he ate one of the Blue Points
ith a relish that would seem to indi
ite supreme satisfaction with himself
id the world at large. The young
entleman from New England witnessed
io operation from the corners of his
yes, and thought it would be an cmi
ontly proper thing for him to imitate
ie example of his friend. His impree
on was that lie was dealing with
>Uato catsup. So the sauce was
)rinkled with a lavish hand, until the
ysters assumedi the color of a boiled
>bstor. The Now Yorker, who was an
athusiast on the subject of condimenta,
atched the proceedings with astonish
ient, and ilnally remarked:
"Oh, yes; of course I do," was the
iswor of the representafive of Boston
ilture, who assumed such a look and
mne of injured innocence that further
itr ference or any',explanation on the
trt of the New Yorker would have been
holly out of the place. The Now
orkor simply turned to the waiter and
"Bring me a glass of milk as quickly
i possible," and waited further devel
The New Englander moved one of his
'sterS gently about in its bath of sanoe
util it was thoroughly coated, and
ith a graceful movement of his fork
ansferred it to his mouth. He took
thoroughly energetic bite, and that
Ite was the last ho took for some min.
tes. ie didn't say anytiagi. He
idn't have time. He swallowed iis
pster like a hero. Then he reached
>r his water goblet, and drained from
every drop. Tears gathered in his
FAM. 'Wil - ~-.- 4t iab- nlaa ,Qy.r A
ictod in every lincament of his facs,
idl he looked toward his friend as
tough lie would murder him, The
ow Yorker quietly reniarked:
"Drink this glass of milk that I or
3rod; it will relieve you at once. I
id it brought because I thought you
id mistaken the character of that sauoo,
ough some people can eat it in that
ay. It's a splendid condiment, a
)od appetizer, ansd a fino aid to diges
"S.Icel condiment,I Aid to diges
onl" exclaimed the New Englander,
ter he had obtained so much relief
om his draught of milk as enabled him
speak. "Does Bomcher ever dino
)re? Mas he over tasted that 'sauco,'
id does he still believe thero is no hell?
oly lososl what is it?" And at the
os0 of his series of exclamations and
terrogations he wiped the tears from
s eyes and cheeks, drank another
>blet of water, and gave other evi
3ncoa of having obtained a fresh hold
a life, The theological questions
erfi not anisweired, but the verdanit
ming New Englander was informed
lat the "'appetizinig condiment" with
hich he had rashly made so intimate
1 acqpuaintance was TJabasco sauce, a
ighly relished by epicures, and said to
one of the finest ever made.
"'SauoI why, it's nothing b)ut li&1uid
d pepper, dlone up so seductively ats
> make a man think it's ton ate catsup."
"You're mistaken, my friend, it's
ittor than capsicum. it's simply the
alp of the ripe, pepper extracted by
ressure, aind 'contains the flavor,
rengtha, color, and aroma of the fruit.
fter you've used it a imo, an nmd
'ation, you'll like it.
Daatg Oulture mu ndmouhrn onnifuarnae
Thel orange-tece~ grows all the timi.
bat is to b)e thought of, It calls for
0e frequent cares which are its due as
eli in winter as in summer. Not a
w personis of the invalid class who
ad looked upon its culture as a mere
istime haiye boon1 broken dlown
trough tis cause, and having taken
)> more land than they could manage.
he lesson of such eases is not to at
mpt too much, but to keep to the five
-tn acres perhiaps within one's per
malh capacity. Nor h is it been politie
put everything inito the single crop
oranges. Thelr smaller fruits, poach
1, plums, and esp)ecially appricots, for
inning, which come into bearlig
sickly, are useful in tiding over the
hther tedious period of waiting for the
~ange-trees to mature, and are always
I profitablo demand, To start exist
ace comfortably hero the new-comner
ould have a capital of from five to ten
mousaud dollars. Peculiar energy, of
mrso, will do with less.
it requires about nine years to bring
a orange-tree from the seed to a full
earing. On the other hand, it is found
int by deitly inserting an orange bud
ito a small shoot of lemon-tree shttod
a an X shape, and setting this mn the
rotund, a tree can he obtained which
earn marketable fruit after the second
oar, Tiho controversy rages as to
lathoter it Is worth while to do this,
ince the product Is but a dwarf, like
lie dwarf pear-tree; and though it
bIlds early at can never yield much,
nid its fruit does not stand shipment as
oiel as that of the seedlng. Against
his it Is maintained that it lives longer
haa the seedthng, yields choicer yaric
Les of fruit, mor, uniform in iis and
uality, and not bub~jest to the singula
cvrm Q destruction which sometimem
vertakes the seuling, that of beting
ashed against its own thorn.
The Larded lnridse.
'It ilpears that young Butler was
much einamored of a pretty girl who
lived on a furin about six miles from
that of the Butler family in the west
er part of Massachusetts. The country
beauty was a coquette, however, and
kept quite a largo train of admirors in
SUspenlse, each rival doing hi1 best to
gain the advantage of the others. At
last matters woro brought to a climax,
and the damsel appointed a certain night
when sho would render her iinal deci
sion as to which suitor 'sho preferred.
It goes without saying that they were
all bettor-lookig than Ben, but the
latter determined to put the insido of
his head against the outside of thoso of
hit, opponents. '. he nearest way to the
fair flirt's honse, and the one taken by
all her eager followers, was over a
bridge formed by a single and some
what slippery log piaced across a deen
brook in the rear of the house. Younug I
Butler repaired to this bri.dge an hour
earlier than the acoustonsed " courtin'
time." carrying a pail of lard with which
he carefully annointed the log by the
mellow iioor01ght, baickmiig Iimuself<
across it astraiddle.
As lie aIterward sat with his sweot
heart, wating for the other suitors to
appear, a loud splash Caino Irom the
direction of the brook. Bon's oyo twink- I
lid, and in itmiginiation he could seo c
one of his gorgeously gotton-upa lellow %
candidates climbing up the oppo.-site I
bank with his teeth chatiei ingand head
ing for home across lots ; but the con
spiratoe looked as iminocout as a cat in
the dairy and said nothing.
Pretty sooni there cante an.t her souse,
and aft r awhile anotiier. Tht beauty t
began to look at the clock and show j
evidences of decided pique at the negli
gence of her other admirors-a Circum
stanc Ben did not fail to tuainl to his
own protit. -
Preseitly he coidd fauitly hear voiees
in the distance, and it knew that the
last two, swains were alpproaehinig to
gethor Protty soon oatae a tremieiidous
"Dear m1e," satid the young lady,
how the fimh aire Juumping to-night 1" t
Tie uishliet of it wws that when the 0
future governor rose to go the slighted v
beauty gavo hii her hiad, Seaiig d
the bargani with an old-fashioned husk -
ing-bee kiss, B1utler left his prize in
such a state of exultation that he for
got all about the greased log, and the B
tirst thint' lie knew both heels hait hin g
in "he back of his head and ho took a d
header down below, jur~t as lis victims C
had done. lie -climbed up the already C
weli-clawed bank and mado six miles to
home, umterng Keaneyms untit for
and fever as a kiesult, and when ho got R
well, found his flaneee had, eloped wit . a
a hired man. Dutior tells tics as the g
narrowest escape of his lif3, as he says
tie girl began eating onit'ns the very
next day alter she became engaged.
11olts Wo~rth 3Man1y isolhars.
Said a dealer in dolls in Now York,
to a reporter. "The value of the iabt
few weeks' iaportation may be puit at r
$600,000. Tliree hundred thousand dol- a
hars' worth are ow in the rotioil shops y
to be sold to private customers for holi- t
day presents to childron. The rest will
be puirchased from the wholesale shops
by out-of-town dealers. Why. a ready. t
maio doll's costume of ordinary clo U
ganco is worth $50, and such costumes a
are made for spring, sunmer, winter t
and autumn, as a doil ould not reasona
bly be expected to weoar theosame clothes '
the year rouiid. Th'le banner dolt Int
this shop is valued at $95. Her dress *
and jewels are very rich and elaborate." I
"'Show me an economical doll." a
"'Certainiy," said she ; ''here is one
in white satin, with a white satin cape
trimmed with swan's down. pokoi hou- I
net ditto, silk stockings and kid sippors. 2J
It is $50. Heare is an mn.-tetic doll in
old gold liaid plush snequo, wimth a bine
satin dress and1( red saltin bonnet with
ostrich tips ; a more matter of $15."
Th'le reporter gasped amid turning to
the superintendent of the departnient, 't
said, "Do these dolls go oat of the stock
"' o," said he ; "'they require elegant S
tronmeean box a of toile-t articles. trunks,
b andbo hxes, &e. A tolerable war'drobl
inclndes two extra drcsses-onzo ol fancy
satin, thie other of white satin ; a full
liue oft underwear ; 11a00 .aps, fashaiona- g
le hats, necklaces, ear-rings, brooohes
and a basket of flouiera. Some ward- o
robes are arranged in handsome boxes;t
others in trunks, ready for starting. A
fair wardrobe costs $19; seome aro $9, r
while a limited wardrobe for a very ~
young doll1 is onily 98 cents."
A miniature bedsteadt with a brocade qj
velvet spread and cardinal satin cushion
costs $9. Moro luxurious conches fora
dolls co-u $10. Ounning rustic chairs
aire $3 and $4. Bronze high chairs, se
cured in a mannolr to prevent very active
dol115 from jumiipinig or fallimng out of
them, are $8 amnd $10 apieceo. Lace0
ourtaineod cradles [or (do115 which have
not yet boon weaned, may belhad for $9.
.Notaling Dut, A lieu.
Now that Hion. Thomas A. Hondrick-a
has really recovered from his attack of
so-called ''senile gangrone," a story has i
come out which is decidedly at the ex
pensie of lisa phiysici-ns. On the very
day, the tale runs, to which the medical i
phrophiets in attendance had limited his t
life, a blunt old granger-also a doctor ~
after a fashion-called to pay him a fare
well 'visit. After a pathetic interview
the country practitioner thought lhec
would take a look at teo "ganigreno" 1
which was ab)out to teirminate his illus- I
rius friend's life. He did so; stared
at it open-mouthed for a moment; and
then with a derisive grunt and an
indignant, thumping oath, roared out: f
" Nothing butle boil' Surely enough,
Mr. Hienderielse was very noon rushing
along the high road to recovery, and
the able physicianis who atteuded himx
arc keeping moderately quiet. 1'
Uiharmna Against tile avili Eye.
The supposed liability of the innocent
multitude to the malevolence of the evil
'ye caused the superstitions to have
recourse to many charms, incantations,
ad ceremonies to avert ill-consequences
and render the poisoned glance innocu
:ms4; among which, as just recorded,
prayer and the use of saliva woro con
picuous. The wearing of coral
Lrooches, beads, and earrings is still a
opular charm in Naples against the
ril e.ye, "In Scotland," says Mr.
tahan Daizell, in bib addenda, "a
thiread tied about a child's nook, or
towatn cross, (eross of mountain ash),
, e helieved to be equally efilenoious
n preventing the influence of evil spir.
ts, evil eyes, and other calamities."
n tihe Middle Ages an amulet, of a
ozenge silape, maiked with the mystic
etters A. It. 1t. A. C. A. 1). A. B3. 1t. A.
va3 worn in the bosom as a certain
pceifle. A cross formed of the wood
>f the older tree, ailixed to cow -houses
aid stables. was suppoFed to protect
he (ittle from all possible harm. A
>mcl of tihe rowan treo was also in
reat favor, and to hold up but a branch
1i i twig in the presence of anu eye-biter
au; sullicit to render her deadliest
vislies of no avail. A four-leaved
hamrock, which is excessively rare,
nd all the more highly prized for that
CEason, was a sovereign antidote. In
'ocock's travels in the cast lie says
hit tihe Arabs of Egypt throw salt into
he tiro as a charm against the elfects
if an evil eye, or before loading their
amels for a journey through the desert,
oneliding, as the blue flamo arises,
hait every evil gonius is banished.
lie ejection of saliva was also consid
red ia charm of pecitliar eflicacy.
'iiy speaks of it as a certain antidote
u "fasciuation," as well as a preserva
ve from contagion, and in pugilistic
ncounters as certain to aggravate the
iole-nce of a blow. "At the present
ay, as of old," says Mr. Dalzell, "a
1 reek mother, as if coummemorai'ing
lbe words of Theocritus and Tibullus,
p)ita in her bosonm to repel fas't-nating
lances direoted toward horself, and,
readimg the gaze of the sterile on hr
hihll, spits in its face." But the most
onnon of all the charms in use against
1.0 evil oye is tlat very yulgar gesture
tretching out the fingers, and "1twid
Lling" them with a rapid maotion for ia
-w seconds, commonly practiced by
JOnldon street boys, without the slight
st knowiedge of its origin or meaning,
id known in slang parlance as "taking
ight." The Slang Dictionary says
hat ''tb take a sight" is a vulgar action
miployed by boys to donote incredu..
ty or contomtpt fo)r authority; but the
hal mecanmig in ancient times, forgotten
ud wholly unsuspected in our own,
,am to show nutempt amid delahunce of
lie maclinations of witchoraft, and to
ender the evil eye powerless. This is
lbe action that so off'ends the good
atured Pio Nono, not for itself, but an
manifestation of the public opinion,
liht la posseioOses, independently of his
,'ill, ai power that lhe would be the last
>exercise designedly. T1his vulgar
ign, modern as it looks, is as oldi as
:gyptinui civilizationi, and was known,
a tracings upon the unearthed walls of
'ompeii anad Hlerculaucunm abundantly
rove, to time street boys and othier vuii.
at inhabitanits of those aincient utities.
In the glove trade the loather has
ithinrto alway's boon dyed by brushin
am the dyes by hauad. The defects of
lisa inethiod airo its slowness, the cc
urrencee of large, soiled edges on the
eshy side, and, notwithstanding every
are beinag taking, the uneven chi arater
i the (dye produced. To avoid1 these,
osoeph Kristen, of Brumnn, has a pro.
ess in which even dyeing 1s obtained
y thme atpp~heationa of centrifugal force.
'he skin to h dlyedi is fixed on the cont
ir (of a haorizontally irotating disk ; time
olor is mlso fed on to the center, and by
lie rapid revolution of the disk, is
preiad equally over thme whmolo surface.
'ho color is forcod on to thme disk by
eacns of a pump, or it merely flows
com a reservoir standing at a high level.
'he excess of color driven otf at the
dges of the revolvin2~ disk Is collected
3u( usedl over aigini, until the skin is
Llly dlyod. To (lye one skin by this.
juihodl takes from ten toliiteen minute.
sinigle color pump may serve for at
mat f'ivo inmchines, wvhich would re
iure oanly one attonanmt, so that, by
me above arranugenmnt, one man could,
a twelve hours, casily (lye 150 skins;
ossessing groat evenness of dye and
r'eo from spiottinig.
A Me's'i Mtatasko.
Ex -Congressmuan ibaliemmnons tells of
puar of feet that mast have been objects
I great regard In their day. One dauy a
arty of manen, amehmading Jackson, the man
f big feet, were preparing t~o attend a po
tial htarbeccuc. IIt was soon discovered
hat there was no way of conveylng J ack
on, ats all the vehiceles were full.
"Let ame ride that mulie over there,"
"Th'eror le'rat a man mn the world that
an ride that anImal. He'll work to a
amggy or plow, but no an can stay ont
"PI'l try him, atnyway.''
And the deterumned man instructed sey
ral negroes to catch the mule and ,hold
minm 'The ainimal plunged andicked;, bait
lanally Jackson scured a aaeat in the sadk
lIe. Eivery one excpected to see him dash
:d againB6 the ground; but the mule lookt
ad aurounad, saw tha nmil's feet, and walked
Hie thought hie wes between a pala'ot
F. W. HABENICHT,
Proprietor of the
I respoetfully call the attention of th a
public to my. superior facilities for sup
plying everything ii my line, of superior
quality. Starting business In Winns
boro in 1876, I have in all this time
given the'closet attention to my busi
ness and endeavored to make my estai
lishment FIRST-CLASS in every par
ticulir. I shall in the future, as in the
past, hold myself ready to serve m v
customers with the best artioles that can
be procured in any market. I shall
stand ready, also, to guarantee every
xrticle I sell.
I invite an inspection of my stook of
Winos, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars, etc.
F. W. HABENICHT.
Scotch Whiskey (Ramsey's).
. Bin Laubert and Marat Uugnae
Rotterdam Fish Giu.
Ro-is's Royal Ginger Ale.
Jules Mumm & Co.'s Champagne.
Cautrel & Cochran's Ginger Ale.
Apollinaris Mineral Waiter.
Old Sherry Wine.
Old Port Wine.
Old Cabinet Rye Whiskey.
Old Schuylkill Rye Whiskey.
Old Golden Grain Rye Whiskey.
Renowned btandard Rye Whiskey.
lesso Moore Vollmer Rye Whiskey.
)1d N. 0. Sweet Mash Corn Whiskey.
Old Stone Mountain Corn Whiskey.
Westorn Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Mountain Peaoh Brandy.
Now England (Fronoh's) Rum.
North Carolina Apple Brandy.
Pure Blackberry Brandy.
Pure Cherry Brandy.
Pure Ginger Brandy.
Boston Swan Gin.
Rock and Rye.
* Osceola Bitters.
3trgner & Engel's Lager Beer, in gatent
stopper bottles and on draught,
Cow Jersey Sweet, Sparkling Cider.
I'olu, Rook & Rye, Lawrence & Martin.
Rook and Corn.
Cigars and Tobacco
Syndicate Cigar, 5 cents.
The Huntress.OClgar, 2k cents,
~Iadeline Cigar--All Havana--10 cents.
Lon Carlos (Nub)-allHavana-10 cent.
iiinerva Cigar--Havana filler-5 cents.
Jheeok Cigar-Havana filier--o cents.
)nr Boast Cigar-Havana fller..-5 cents -
iucky Hit Oigar--Havana filler--5 cents,
~he Unionmn Self-Lighting Cigarette,
(Amber mouth-piece to every
The Piokwick Club Cigarette,
The~ Richmond Gem Cigarette,
rei Only Billiardl ag Pool Par
lor la TewRi
ICE! ICE! ICE!'
An abundance always on hand for tho
Llse of mny customners. I wil also keep a
F'ISHI, OYSTERS, &C.,
for my Bestaur'ant, w,bioh is always
)pen from the first of September to the
lirst of April.
I shall ende~avor to please all who give . .
me a all.