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TRI-WEELY EDITION.' WINNSBORO. 8.,. JANUARY s1883 ESALIHDF8
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Sweet evenings come and go, love.
They came and went of yore;
This evening ot our'lite, love,
Shall go and coma nu' more.
When we have passed away, love,
All things will keep their name;
But yet no life on earth, love,
With ours will be the same.
'1I dalsles will be t14ere, love,
The stars in heaven will shine;
I shalt not feel thiy wish, love,
Nor thou my had in thine.
A better time wilt come, love,
And yetterpouls Pe born;
I would ngt b the best, love,
To leavb thee now forlorn.
I had loved Bella for more than a
year. When I say that I was over
twenty-five, my readers of the sterner
ex will, I am sure, be impressed by
Bella had money. Not that this had,
of course, anything to do with my extra
ordinary devotion, but it served -for a
time to be the barrier to our happiness.
I first met and fell a victim to Bella's
charms when her mother was alivo. Her
father had then been dead several years.
The old lady took to me. I have a knack
of getting on with old ladies. This is
a very useful gift when they are w'ell off,
and are the mothers of lovely daugh
tors. 1 advise all young men to culti
vato it. , The.maiu point is always to
be more attentive to the mother than
to the daughter. It is also well to throw
in cecasional remarks a.4out the appgir
ent degeneracy of the age, and alludeto
the superior constitutions and charac
ters of the preceding generation.
All was working smoothly for Bella
and me, when cruel fate, in the shape
of a drunken car-driver, crushed the
mother under its Jugger-nautian wheels.
We prosecuted the driver, and an intelli
gent jury, largely influenced by the
wealth of the car company, decided
that pedestrians have no rights which
car drivers are bound to respect.
It turned out, by her father's will,
Bella in the event of her mother's death,
was, until her twenty-first year, to be
placed under the guardianship of an
uncle, who was a farmer in Vermont.
This same uncle was an admirable
specimen of the typical Vermonter. He
oould freeze to a chance of making a
dollar harder than a lobster's claw to a i
small boy's investigating finger. He ,
had two great lmlknig sons, and dbter- I
mined that Bella should marry one or 1
the other. Indeed he believed ihe was a
acting most kindly in giving her a i
ehoice instead of insisting on her taking I
the first-born. When old Green 'found I
out that I had come into the neighbor
hood and was hanging about the promi. 3
sea, he sternly warned mo off, and even i
hinted at the fierceness and number of 1
the dogs which populated his yard at i
night. I took his word for the dogs
it was about the only thing I wouldI
have taken it for.
Bella was virtually a prisoner. The
old farm house was three stories high
a very unusual thing in that part of the
country-sud she was locked in at night
in her room on ' the top floor. With I
great uifficulty 1 managed to get one I
or two letters to her; bur 'so closely 1
was she watched and guarded during I
the day that speech with her - was im
possiblo. I wvas in despair. There was
yet a year to run before sie could claim
release from this guardianship, Was
there no means of escape possible ?
While I was pondering over this
question in the liutle hotel where I haid
now beten staying for some, weeks, I
hoard a strange voice addressed to ,the
proprietor in loud tones, and distinctly
h eard the words "portable fire escape."
.instantly ant ispiration dashed through
my mind. 1 joined the party, and in
docing so. heard these wordls:
".it's just the simplest tbnmg in the
world. A two-year-old babe couldn't
hurt itself. ''No, sir, it 'ud like to have
*o for a plaything, sand 'uid amuse itself
all day haulhng itself to the top of tue
house and lettin' itself down again.
TIhey're so light and easy, that wv aenf
toiks don't wnt escapes I often sells
them as baby-jumpers. Jest try one ;t
it's only $4 510. Mlake it for you as an
.advertisement, seein' you keeps a -hotel
and you'd ought to have one foir the pro
tection of your guests.''"
"Guess not. My place is~only two
A ~stories high ; and ii we have a fire, they 1
can jump out or burn, just as they may
please." And the caremul hotel-keeper
"What have you thiere, my friend ?"
1 askedt of the stranger,
"A portable fire-escape. &3mplest
thing in the world. Bunt I was fooled
to come to this section, anyhow. Thtere
isn't a house high enough for a man to
hurt himself much ii he rolled off' the
roof, and a Vermonter 'ud sooner take
chances on hus life tihan spend a dime,
"I'll tell you how you can sell one
escape for $20 and no trouble cither,"
"You will I l'ms your oyster."
I unloided my plot.y and found a sym
pathetic listener. He was to go up to
). 3ella's uncle's house and try to sell an
escape. Of course, we knew that would
be perfectly hopeless. So, aflter being
rebuffed, lie was to masist on lcinving one
on trial for a week or two, till 'he came
around again, Hie was also to try to
smuggle a letter to Bella, explaining
she was at night to get possessioin of
thes escape, attach it to her bedstead,
and slide down nito my waiting arms,J
which would be waiting- as -near as the1
dogs would let them. On the night
site was ready, she was to signal in *a
certain way ii ith a candle att toe wiiow.,
* ~ The peddler stattod off' and soon re
turnea, having be en successful in get
ting a letter to Bella, ana having gi'ven
an exhibition of how to use the escape.
For several nmghts I waited in vain fur
the signal, but, at last it was hshown. I
did not hear the dogs about, and t gent
ly crept nearly under the wiidow. . it
was opened. .
" re you there, Della.?" I whispered.
"You're not afraid, dear I"
"Noet very, I've tied thie exid atotin&
thaehadntoad andlTdont thinkr i aan
elip out of fhe loops. Hayn you a buggy
waittug ?' .
"Yes, dear, at the first turn of the
"Very well. I am going to, try now.
She had launched herself off front the
side and was descendibg beautifully.
"Don't come too fast, dear. Use the
check rope if you feel you are coming
Sihe had got to the second floor, when
there was an uunacetthtable stoppage.
"What's the matter ?" I criad.
"It won't move."
"8hake the rope."
'tLoosen the check.'
"It is quits loose."
"Try to pull up a bit."
"I can't ; I'm stuck fast."
"Let me shake the rope."
"Try. Oh I Oh! It's no use ; it won't
"Can't you slip out of the loop and
slide down the rope ? I'll catch you."
"No, I cannot. , I'm settiug in them
nd can't got out. Oh, 'wh'at's to be
"I'll try to climb up and see."
Bella sat danglig in the air, like Mo
liammed's coffin, "betiveen' heaven and
I tried to climb, but the rope was
iot half an inch thick, ani I slipped
back. Then came the tragic sequel.
Ihere was a rush of something behind
[ne, and a bulldog seized me in that
part which had been nearest to him as
ie approached. I have hoard. of sol,
hers riddled.with bullefs, or almost
3ut and thrust to pieces by swords and
ayonets who have still advanced upon
he enemy. I don't think they could
ave done it with -a bulldog, hanging
rearward. If any one of, my male
readers doubta (his asicrsion of man's
,ourage, let him get an angry bulldog
Other dogs began to give tongue.
Bella screamed. Lights were seen
noving in the house.
"Go I" she cried. "'They will kill
you if they find you.'
"But I cannot leave you, Bella." I
vas leaving her in small sectic us down,
ie dog's throat, and I felt I must run
-Go ; save yourself I"
By a convulsive effort I shook oir the h
log, a considerable portion of my
rousers and a couple of good mouth
uls of my anatomy, andi bounded over
fenco and up a tree. From there I
vatched triumphant Vermoneters haul
ell. into a second story winidow. Then
hey came out, anti with much crying f
u d swearing began to look for'me. I
im happy to say they were unsuccess
ul. About two hours afterward I ven- c
ured to limp home. C
B.Ala never tried to elope again. She I
'emained proof against all the arau
nents o her uncle and the chlarns of
he Green Mountain boys. and when
he became really her lown instress shie
)ecame mine legally too.
Never saw that fire-.scape man again.
?crhaps it was better for him I dian't.
I never called for his machine. Pos
ibly he heard something oi the story
n his travels.'
1 don't know as there is any moral to
his tale, except never to use a rope f
ire-escape for an elopement. There
nust have been something prophetic in
he instinct of the author of the old
ong, when he wrote :
When a lady 6lopes .
Down a ladder of ropee, I
ifho may go to Hong Kong for ine.
Queen or the T'ankI.
Enting, sleeping and sowing beneath the
raters are among the accomplishments of
he New Y ork aquarian diver who calls
erself ''The Water Quccn," When asked
r it required much time to acquire her ari,
he said, "about three weeks."
"How much did you weigh when you'
egan first?'' she was alled.
"Between 145& and 150 pounds."
"DId the water reduce your weight?"
"Very little. It simply Lththtenect the
"Did it cande- any change In you' relish
"On the contrary, it increased my appe
"What was your first experience?"
"The first plunge madIe me very sick."
"Ho0w long have you becen practicing the
"I commenced five years ago last Aug.
"What is the longest time you ever re
nained under water?"
"Three minutes, forty-five seconds, with
[60 pounds pressure to the square Inch on
lie chiegt. On one occasion it took me
me minute and twenty-five seconds to (d0
he sewing act as they call it."
"You oncei trod the tanbark9''
"Yes, I followed Mmne. Anderson. I
lid not have one day's training, but 1 made
ip my mnind to do it, and I did.. I accomn
ilished the feat of walking 1,200 half miles
luring so many half hours."
"What cec has tank (living on youtr
are and eyes?"
"Only a little on- my eyes. Smi~etinme s
here arc specks In the tank. When the
rater is clear I can see a foot froni me,
ant I cannot discern faces. I can see per.
ens crossing the stage, but there is a sort
if blue mist across my eyes, so Ihalt I can
iot toll who they are."
"W hile remaining so.Jbqkls the water
11h1 you not feel a sort of inclination to re
"fNo,I amn obliged to come up. for 1 feel
is though my head would burst. But I
rant to tl you a good joke. I went to
:oston once, and after perform~Ing there
ye thobght it best to change the water in
he tank. My husband got somne barrels
lomewhmere and had themn filled with water
i.s soon as I- got into thQ tank I detected
lie smell of whmisky, but thinking that I
was mistaken I kept In until I got drunk.
L afterward discovered that the water was
isrried in whisky barrels, which soaked
birough the pares of my ski, so) that 1 had
o be rolled out,
-Benator dmndqhsedowed a
room in the Mary Fletcher Hospital, In
Burimngton, in memory of his dahghter;
LKiss Julht M. Edmunds, who retently
lied. The enutowment, S5000, provides
for the .9upport and care of one free
philt. ~randun first hannanoiaz has al.
The IInidoo Stitee.
In the remote village of Gader Dehee,
in the district of Banhurah, there r<
to be seen two small tombs on the banli
of a small lake, containing the holy
asies of a'young lady who burnt hersell
alive on the funeral pyre of her deceased
busband. The iame of the husband of
the lady was Brahamand Gossain, and
he died of fever in the morning. She
wept not, but sat by the dead body ol
her husband. How we wished that she
could give vent to her feelings, and
relieve herself. But no, she sat and
utbered neither a sigh nor a groan.
At last she rose and proceeded straight
way toNards .the Tkakoor Barec to the
image of the god Krishna. There she
went, followed by many men and wom
en, and prostrated herself before the
the god. Then.she stood, and began to
divest herself of the oxnaments that she
had on her person. One by one she
took them and placed them at the foot
of the god, for the first time speaking:
"Here, my lord, take them, I nced them
no longor." And then she slowly came
back to where the body of her husband
was lying covered. She then addressed
her brother-in-law, andBie said; "Pro
bare for the ceremony of cremation,
r.nd you know I can't live without him.
I must accompany him." Though her
relations, friends and neighbois had all
suspected that something serious was
impending, the first announcement was
received with a shock which could not
be described. Then followed dispuasions,
and her friends, relations and neighbors
all began to dissuade her to no purpose.
The uucle-in-law, the mother-in-law,
whom a Uindoo lady is bound to revere
next to her God, commanded, and then
earnestly pleaded to her to forbear, but
ihe was not to be moved. Then came
the guroo, the purohit, whom, as her
ipiritual guides, she was bound to obey.
J'hey tried their best, but she Was de
bermiued. Time rolled on, and she
wayered not for a moment. Then the
last device was resorted to. Her fears
were appealed to; they described to her
the horrible and P1ainul sufferings Of a
iving man upon a funeral pile. At
Irst she disdained to give replies to
hir appeals to her fears, but at last
when oblged to say something she said:
"You need not be anxious; my soul
ias Lied with my lord. As for bodily
iufferings, I shall show you that I need
iot apprehend them."
There was a lamp burning, under the
isual custom, by the corpse, and she
)ut one of her fingers upon the slow
Ire of the lamp and burnt it without
vincing. Crowds had then pallected
rom all parts of the country. It was
hen about A p. m., and the corpse was
iarried to the burning ghat on the bank
>f the small lake, only about a couple
>f hundred yards from the house, and
he lady followed, followed by thousands
if men chanting "Raribole." TIu
irowd then began to collect dry faggots,
nd healps were gathered in a few mo
nents. When the funeral pile was in
>rocess of being prepared, the corpse
vas bathed, and the lady herself per
ormed her ablutions. She than put
rermilion on her forehead and dressed
terself in a new Paree jcloth for ladies)
nd then slowly entered the funeral pile.
Ier hair was properly adjutsted by her
riends, and tiey adorned her with
,arlands and wreaths of fl:wers. The
irowd then with tearful eyes begged of
ier blessings and some tokens from her
o be kept in remembrdace of her self
accifice. She was supplied with cow
les, plantains, betelamts, etc., and she
egau to throw handfuls of them
mongst the crowd, She then laid her
elf by the corpse of her husband in the
>osture of warm emnbrac5. She gave
he order, and the pile was lighted in
everal places and there was at once a
>hizing fire, The Suttee raised her
ight hand and began to utter the name
>f Horce, tiurning her band round and
'ound. She was dead before the nire
ad reached 1her sacredl person.
Thius a liindoo w idow ended her life
m1 thle funeral pyre of her husband.
Elor husband was dead and the wvorld
ippeared to 1her a dreary waste. She
w~as determined to follow her lord to the
mnkno'vn world, undeterred by the sol
citations of 1her friends and relations
md~ the temptations of worldly pleasures.
Heor fears were appealed to, but in vain.
She felt she could not live a moment
without her lord; she must accompany
liim, anid under the influence of this
>verwhlelming impulse she entered the
llames without the least display of fear
mnd with an alacrity which surpasses
ill deeorlptioni. We ask, who can con
lempkite this spirit-stiaring scene, this
wonderous spectacle, without feeling a
tort of veneration for the lady who thus
lfrered herself as a sacrifice on the altar
f connubial duty? May her spirit rest
in peace, and from its place in the heav
mas shed light upon her surviving
Mothers and sisters and upon her couni
rymen, inspire them with courage in
he accomplishment of their ends in life.
The arcbilogical treasures of Paris
vill shortly include a colleotion of old
,oots. It will be the most curious
eature of the new entle -to be opened
iezt motith i onnection with the
m1useo de (Iluny, and promises to be
ahe most complete history in leather of
he bootmaker's art that tire world has
ret seen. To the specimeps already
iequired by the museum have jast been
ulded two famodis private colletions
lamely, those of AM. Jaeiemart and
albe Baron Schuter-togetner with a
umber of boots once worn by Venetian
mourtiers, purchased on behalf of the
F~renchi Govet'ment In Italy a-few days'
tince. In the same room will be shown
hle ancient tapestries and articles of
ilothing formerly belonging to the
Dhateau de Boussao, which but for con-.
renlent French law would have passed
into foreign hands. TIhe Qommune of
Bousmac, being in want of money, was
ictually negotiatink with German agents
for the sal9 of these relics of thre past,
when tihe Government stepped in, claim
ing the collection under the Historical
Ibintments law, The tapestries are
sow being restored, and so cleverly will
the work be done that oilly tile eye of
an erperionced archeologist will be aible
to distinguish the new patohee froin the
ba he aories.
"When the old State Savings matitu
tion failed in August. 1877," said Re.
ceiver L. B. Otis, "the books of the
bank showed the'names of 14,600 de
positors, and of this number 11,212
have drawn dividend. The remaining
2,388 are-no one knows where, The
face of their unclaimed deposits is $20,
000 or $27,000, aid all efforts to find
thcm have provol unavailing. Many
of these accounts are very small, and
some are only for interest, but in order
to pay a fina) dividend it is necessary to
know just how tnany claimants there
"On July 24, 1682, six difforent divi
,dends, amountiigin all to 45 per cent.,
were in process i.- viel. As no
diVidends had be0 dI wn upon many
of the claims ageinst. the institution,
and for the purpose of enabling the re
ceiver to pay a thlal dividend and wind
up the affairs of the institution,.an order
was entered by the court that all credi
tors and holders of 'deposit-books should
draw their respective dividends on or
before December 1, 1882. This date
was subsequently extended to February
1, 1883, after which time all claims
upon which dividends are not drawn by
that time are barred and excluded from
any participation In the funde. of the
inslitution in the bands of the receiver.
There is now, and in all probability
will be on February 1 next, about $26,
0(0 of unclaimed accounts, and the
dividends on these will therefore go to
the other depositors, thus increasing
the amount they will receive.
"Within the iast month the receiver
and his clerks have gone through the
books of the institution, and, using the
latest city directory, besides resorting
to other.moans, have endeavored to find
out the whereabouts o' theso unknown
claimants and notify them by circular
that dividends were awaiting their
pleasure. As a result we have made
some interesting discoveries.
"There was an account of $827 75,
for instance, in favor of George P. Leo,
formerly assistant treasurer of the Chi
cago & Northwestern Railway. He
moved from Ohicago to Fond du Lac,
Wis., in 1870. He was traced to that
place, and when informed of the fact
could give no explanation of it. He
had at one time done ia large business
with the bank, and supposed hio had
drawn out everything. He was, how
ever, glad to draw his dividend.
There are.atill 2,388 unknown claim
ants, and very few if any of these will
be found. The fire scattered a large
number of them, and many of the serv
'Imta who had small sums in the bank
wont bick to Europe. I as still trying
to hunt up the old depositors, but do
not expect to find many more of them.
The claims against the bank amounted
to $3,000,000, and when the final divi
dond is paid, sometime after February
1 next, about $1,500,000 will h ave been
distributed to creditors,"
A Fl1orni vent.
Among the women married recently in
New Iork was one who from early girl.
hood has been extremely tend of flowers.
lie decided to spend her energy and her
father's money upon floral decorations in
stead of in the direction of fluc gowns.
Her floral feat is a matter of remark with
every guest who attended the reception
that followed the marriage ceremony.
Palms and ferns made the hall lovely. In
the drawing room the grates were fllect
with maiden hair fern and bright cut flow
ers beneath. A medium sized plant rose
from the centre. On the ends of the man -
we were floral fans widapread. The
centres wore sn. all white daisies; the0 frin
ging of rosebuds andt ferns. The sticas
were marked with ardesia berries.
Another fan on an easel of smilax was
composed of white pofnipons, edged wilh
bon silene buds and fringed with yellow
daisies. Tihe sticks were of violets. Both
of the fans were hand palated with sprays
of the loveliest combinationis through the
centre. On the mantel stood the "Old
Oaken Bucket." a marvelous piece of flor
al work. Upon a bed of llcopodiuras,
fringed with cissus. erntne and ferns,
with terrestrial orchids springing up In
places and a spray of passiflora rubra near
near the old shaft, stood a square well,
the sides made of different blossoms. One
side was of yellow pompon artemeslas, one,
of white, one of crimson king carnations,
one a la purity carnations. Each one was
sprayed with a knot of roses.
The top of the well was mossy; oii one
corner perched an owl, wise in expression;
the owl's back and wings were wrought of
chrysanthemums and lis breast was of pale
purple artemesias. His eyes were of yel
low daisies. The well bucket was full of
sweet smellhng violets, and trailing moss
seemed to have been caught en the pendu
lous sdck. The floral screen was effect
ively worked out. There was a clover
leaf on the marble of- the pier grlass, aiid
loose baskets of roses were intersperse'l
throughout the rooms. The portiere of
ivies and smilax chains which swept in the
arch between the extension and the draw
ing room was the most effective work.
This was looped back with rosettes of
white satin. In its centre swung the wed
ding bell, a bell of roses sprAyed with pale
A Doclor's Subatge,
Ho was a young man with a wild,
disordered look. Ho rushed into the
oflice of a prominent city physician yes
terday, placed a small cup on the desk,
took off his coat, bared his right arm,
"Do you want to be bled?"
"I dot Open a vein, and let me
catch the blood in this cuip."~
"Too full in the head?"
"Alas! too full in the heart. My
ai~anced will not believe me when I
tell her that I love her better than my
life. I will write my love--I will write
it in my own lIfe-blood! Proeeod!"
"Is that all you wanit?"
"'All! Is not that sufficient?"
"Young man you are a. dodo I Put
on your coat. I keep a red ink here
for the very purpose you desire, and I
will sell you a whole gill for a quarter."
- And the young man was not stuck.
-The vapor or tobacco jalce will
destroy all kinds of troublesome inaeota
that infent hot-hanae planta.
Uritish Igzowmneo of Ainaorio.
A correspondernt from Parli, Says
I was lately at a dinner party where the a
guests were all Americans, and all of to
them had made a sojourn of longer or
shorter duration in London. The con
versation turned on the really comical bi
ignorance of all things American die- in
played by the best educated English al
people. and numerous anecdotes in il- T
lustration of the top in question were -
cited. One of *these related to the 1
son of a former United States Minister at
in London, Mr. Edwards Pierrepont. ra
At some public dinner one of the guests b(
asked Mr. Pierrepont, jr., whilo his fri
father was in the acf. of making a speech. st
who the orator was. Tho young gen
.tiqgpnmade answ9e that that was the W
American Mnuster. "Is he of the old Tj
established Church or a Dissenter?" was m
the next question. But this does not 1
quite equal the query of the Archbishop ti
of Canterbury, who lately asked of an
American visitor to explain to him "the b
attitude assumed by the United States ru
towar(tI Dissenters." A general of our an
army next told how he had accompanied Bul
an English officer of high standing to th
visit Newburg, and informed him that
Washington had once had his headquar- n
ters there. "Which Washington?" ne'
languidly demanded the Briton. for
Next came an accomplished young nit
Southern gentleman, the son of a United avi
States Senator. who described an in- i
terview that he had recently hatt with
an English lady, who wals introduced ba
to him as a prodigy of intellect and of th<
learning. "You came from the South- en
ern States, sir?" she romarded amiably. bk
"Which of the two do you come from- no,
Missouri or Peru?" With great pres
ence of mind, my young friend in
formed her that he was then residing nu
in~ Peru, but intended shortly to re- wa
move to Missouri. But I rather think for
that the climax was capped by an wit
English author, who, on being told by alo
an American lady that sho came from
Missouri, said, thoughtfully;-'Mis- cnt
souri-let me so-what State is that wal
in?" "Missouri is a State," responded bu
the lady. "Ah, yes-yes-to be sure for
it is-it is Mississippi that I was thina- On(
ing of." Fortunately the lady in ques- tm
tion was well used to the peculiar
ign)rance of Englishmen and Eaghnrh wh
society in general respecting our coun- tail
try, and she did not even smile. I the
myself have become thoroughly case- ani
hardened on the subject; so when a mu
charming English lady, the wife of am
distinguished Indian oilicer, asked me awl
one day if it were not very dangerous up
to walk in the environs of Philadelphia tho
on account oi the rattlesnakes,.L was sor
enabled to answer her without moving pa
a muscle of my countenance.
Vami,lro .Bats in itraij. ph
Probably no part of Brazil is more tht
ailhoted than a portion of the province
of Bahia with the scourge of vampires. leo
Whole herds of cattle are sometimes thr
destroyed by this venomous bat. to
It was long a mattbr of conjecture wol
how the animal accomplished this in- al
sidious and deadly work; but scientific exl
men have now decided that the tongue, bui
which is capable of considerable exten- die
lion, is furnished at its extremity with um
a number of pipilisn, which are so ar- str<
ranged as to form an organ of suction,
the lips having also tubercles sym
metrically arranged. Fastening them. I
3elves upon cattle, these dreadful pap
animals can draw the blood from their we
victims. The wvound, made probably
from the small needle-like toeth, is a use
linc round hole, the bleeding from which whi
is very difficult to stop., 'tell'
It is said that the wings of thrm doadly A
bat flying around during the operation pro
of wounding and drawving blood, with Au
great velocity, thus fanning ihe victim Enj
and lulling while the terrile work is In "
S3ome of the creatures measure two.
feet between the tips of the wings, and atic
they are often found in great numbers duc
in (deserted dwellings in the outskirts o
the city, is
The negroes and Indians especially all'
dread them, and there are numerous Enja
superstitions among the natives regard- bc
ing thieip. s
. . ...... .. . . -ant
I ino muiOntIon of an 9strichi. No
It has commonly been made to appear wh
that ostriches are so stupid or so grody wit
as to be totally indiscriminate in the tha
matter of food; but this Is a mistake, out
When two kinds of food are placed be
fore them they will prefer the one, and ''
are notably fond of certain kinds, such tini
as mealies and prickly pears. Many of of
them even shoew delicate choice lBut lee
a hungry bird will eat almost anything. W
Btis system requires food in large quan- at
tity, but he always prefers the suitable she
kinds. It is a fact, however, that the the
ostrich often dies a victim to over-in- prc
dulgene. On the farm birds also die ba
by the score from apoplexy, brought on the
by their keers stuffing them constantly tru
with all they can eat. An incredible "ci
number of pebbles are sometimes found ant
in an ostrich's stomach where they toi
serve the same purpose, in triturating cid
the food, as sand In a pigeon's gizzard. ma
Mr. Tillbrook, a farmer of the Graat so
RUinet district, once found a carcass, *
the gIssard of which contamed~ some by
nine hundred and thirty stones, of sizes e Ii
varying from that of a pea to that o TL'
a walnut. Most of them were bright T
and hard, and all more or loss rounded hat
by constant rubbing. We may see the a a
reason of that instinct which prompts wh
an ostrich to stretch hris neck over tghe An
fence and pick off a gold stud or a dia- B~
mend pin from the breast of the unsus- ,
peoting visitor, or in default of a jewel ant
so attractive, to attempt to pull a button as
oaf his coat. en
F. W. HABENICHT,
Proprietor of the
O8NING STAR 8ALOON
I respectfully call the attention of th e
Public to my superior facilities for sup
Plying everything U my line, of superibr
tuality. Starting business In Wians
oro in 1876, I have i all this tim.,
iven the closet attontion to my busi
ess and endeavored to make py estab
shment FIRST-OLASS in every par
eular. I shall in the future, as in the
ast. hold myself ready to serve my
ustomers with the best artioles that can
e procured in any market. I shall
and ready, also, to guarantee every
rticle I sell.
I invite an inspection of my stock of
rines, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars, eto.
F. W. HABENICHT.
Scotch Whiskey (Ramsey's).
Bin Laubert and Marat Cognae
Rotterdam Fish Gin.
1tos's Royal Ginger Ale.
Jules Mumm & Co.'s Champagne.
Cantrel & Cochran's Ginger Ale.
Apollinaris Mineral Water.
Old Sherry Wine.
Old Port Wine.
Old Cabinet Rye Whiskey.
Old Schuylkill Eve Whiaki.
The Honorable Rye Whiskey.
Old Golden Grain Rye Whiskey.
Renowned btandard Rye Whiskey.
s Moore Vollmer Rye Whiskey,
d N. 0. Sweet Mash Corn Whiskey.
Old Stone Mountain Corn Whiskey.
Western Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Mountain Peach Brandy.
Now England (French's) Rnm.
North Carolina Apple. Brandy.
Pure Blackberry Brandy.
Pure Cherry Brandy.
Pure Ginger Brandy.
Boston Swan Gin.
SUN DRI ES.
Rock and Rye.
rguer & Engel's Lager Beer, in patent
stopper bottl'os and on draught.
w Jersey Sweet, Sparkling Cider.
ui, Rock & Rye, Lawrence & Martin.
Rook and ,9orn.
igars and Tobacco
Syndicate Clgar, 5 conts.
The Huntress Cigar, 2} cents.
Ldelinie Cigar-All Havana--10 cents.
~n Carlos (Nub)-allHavana-10..i cente
nerva Cigar-Havana filler -5 cents.
cek Cigar-Havana Oler..- eenfe,
rlBoastCigar-Havana fiJJIr-5 cents'
eky Hit Cigar--Havana filler-5 cents.
a Unicnm Self-Lighting Cigarette,
(Amber month-piece to every
The Pickwick Club Cigarette,
'- *,I',inIOnd (1em CIgarette,
i0 Oly Billi8d i16 P ool Par
lbr in Town.
ICE! ICE! ICE!
An abundanos always on han~d for the
of my customers. I wil also keep a
FISH1, OYSTERS, &O.,
my Restaurant, whieg is always
en from the Airst of September tO the
.t of ApriL.
I shall. endeavor to please all who give
a a call.
r. W~uumi. E
A ra-nprey's Newr.
A writer says: Ono day late in apring
I was passing over a bridge I chanced
moo two lampveys, or "hamper-eels,"
they are usually called, engaged in
iikding their nest in the crook below
e. It was one of the most curious
rotacles I ever saw in our stream.
.iy w.re a few yards below the bridge
at where the water breaks from the
ill pool beneath it, and flows with a
pid current over its roughly paved
ittom. They were distinguishable
>m the yellowish brown and black
anes and pebbles amid which they 1
re working only by their motions'.
aey wore tugging away at the small 1
:vable stones with great persistence. 8
went down to the water's edge where 1
3y were within reach ot my staf', the
ttor to observe them. They would
a up to the edge of the still water
d seize upon the stones with their I
A10on mouth and drag them back with e
) current and drop them upon their b
it. I understood at once why their s
its, which I land often observed be
e, were always placed at the begin
ig of a rift; it is that the fish may
kil themselves of the current in build
then. The water swoops them
3k with the pebble in their mouth,
ir only effort being in stemming the
rrent to seizo it. They am thus cna
d to move stones which they cou-d
stir in still water.
[ho stones varied in sino from a wal- A
to a goose egg. When one of them
i tugging away at a stone too heavy
it, I would lend a helping hand
h my staff; I would move the stone
ng gently, and the lamprey seemed
irely unconsoious of the fact that it
being helped; it would drop the
don at the proper point, and rain up
another. Indeed my aid and pres
o did not disturb them at ail, Prom
o to time, the larger of the two,
ich was the female, would thrust her
with great violence down among
pebbles at the bottom of the creek
i loosen them up, and set free tha
d wvhich the ourrent quickly carried
ty. The new material thus plowed
was carried to the nest. Twice in
course of the hauf-hour that I ob
ved them, the act of spawning took
3emides helping move the larger
aes with my s'aff, I several times
wed up the bottom with its point,
s relieving the female of that duty.
3 fish took it aill as a matter of course,
I seized upon the pebbles I bad OJ
sened with great alacrity. When I
nut my cane beneath them and tried
lift them ont of the water, they
ild suck fast to the stodea and pro
It me; but they (lid not manifest any
rm. The lampreya beoome much
aausted with the spawning and nest
Iding, and largo numbers of them
wheu it is over. In June it is not
mual to find their dead bodic in the
ians they inhabit.
Etow to Pronioune clerk.
'rocnan, the historian, in a readable
or on American speech and pronnicia
, published sInce his return to England
Tlhe words 'm'itropolie' and 'provinceh'
d in this way, I venture to call slang,
~ther the city which is set up above its
ws is London or New York. Anyhow 14t
use of thenm as in no way distinctly
criean; indeed the misuse of the word
vinces, is, I fancy, excessively rare in &(
erlea, and it is certainly borrowed from
iland. Each side of the ocean unluck.
finds it easier to copy the abuses of the
or side than to stick to the noble hera
i which is common to both."
'(hat he has to say about the pronunc.
un of the word "clerk" Is w rth repro
Lion at length:
'The wordi "clerk" is in Magland usu
sounded "clark,'' while In America it,
sually sounded "clurk." I say "ugu
-," because I dad once hear "clurk" in
rlani-from a London shopaman-anu d
ause I was toldI at Philadelphia tha
ic old people there still said "clark," D
i-a m~st important, fact-that those M
o said "clark" also said "marchant." c1
w it Is quite certain that "clark" Is the
or pronunciation-the pronunciatIon tO
Ich the flrst, settlers must have takent Lu
h themi. Thais Is proved by the tact
t the word is a surname-andi it is ia
of the commonest of surnames-ia at
ys sounded and commonly written
lark" or "Clarke." I suspect, that
lerk" as a surname, so spoiled, is dis
3tuvcly "lScotch," in the modern sense
hat fiord. Also in writers of the six
oth and early seventeenth ce'ntury, the
rd itself is commonly written "clark,"
'clarke." But of course "clerk" was
hll times the most clerkly spelling, a-.
wing the French and Latin origin of
word. It is plain, therefore, that the F'
nunciation "clurk" is not traditional, Ii
has been brought in artificially out of
otion of making t~he sound contorm to
spelling. But "clurk" is no more the
o sound than "clark;" the true sound is
airk," like F'rench "cloe," and a Boots.
n would surely sound at so. "Clark"
I "clurk" are both mere approximations
~he F~rench sound, and "clark" Is the
or and surely the most natural approxi.
Lion. The truth is that we cannot
na "cierk" as it is spelled; thst Is, we us
not give the e before the r the same
nil that we give it when It Is followi. d s
any other consonant. We cannot sound1
"clerk" exactly as we sound e in 'tent?'
is applies to a crowd of words, some of
atonic, some of Latin origin,, In which to:
spelling is e, but in which Ihe sound op1
just as ini "clerk," fluctuated between
ad u.. The old people at Philadelphiar
o said "clark". also said "mnarchant."
d quite rightly, for they had on their in
a both older Iaghlsh usage and, in this.
e, the French spelling itself. The sound
aurchant," has come in, both in Soglakid
I Americs, by exactly f~he same process
hat by wnich the sound "citerk" haa
ne in in America, but not In Ungland'