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- 1R I-WEREK LY, EDITION- W INNSBORO. S. C.. JANUARY 30. 1883. STBIED14
WItulIP IN TAIP WOODS.
How rih the embroidered carpet spread,
On either side the common way;
Asure and purple, gold and red,
tusset and white, and green and gray,
With shades between,
Woven with light In 1oomns unseen.
The dandelion's disk of gold,
With lustre decks the utetidow green,
Aud maUliited a million fold,
'The datsy lights the verdant scene;
The blue mint's plumes
Invite the bees to their perfutnes.
A wrinkled ribbon seemes the road,
Unspooled from allent hills afar;
Rest, like an angel, lifts tho load
And in umy path lets down the bat,
Antl here it brings
A lease of lite on healing wings.
'lito sunimer loisure of the cloud
'That wanders with Its trutupeter,
'lhe wind, Is mine; no wrangling ertowd
Annoys the humble worshiper
'in the white tent
. BgPietika listening Armament.
Upi-oatuing on the ambient air.
Sweet so tf..aadqd msi rliep,
And now a 6Ofe distinct i prayer,
Like the lark's hynn, reaches the skies,
And the "Amen"
Is echoed froin thelhllis and glen.
'hte wLd a vast eathedral seems,
Its dome the overarching sky:
'he light throngh trembling branches qiresnh
From open windows lifted high;
Under the firs
Soft shadows shield the worshipers.
'G0oing away1 Ah, thank Heaven,
Uoing away I"
It was a joyous cry of ineffable glad
ness and relief, and 0leo Lynn, talking
half to her bounding heart, and half to
the damp painting before her, to which
She had just given the fi-shing touch,
\lasped her tired brown hands at the
back of her head, her eyes seeking the
pale white-flecked strip of sky above
eyies misty with unshed tears.
It was a curious place for a studio
the tumble-down disused barn-loft back
of Mrs. Black's ugly farmhouse, Sup
posed to be habited only by mice and
spiders, while, instead, 'the girl" spent
1every stolen moment there at her easel,
revelling in her own creations, so pre
etons because so dearly won, and so
entirely her own, starting at every
.aet-id, communing with her heart and
the little mice that came out of their
holes to watch her curiously.
She dressed badly, shabbily; none
lnow it better than she, who hated and
loathed the ragged unt-id calicoes, and
(10mrse shots; but on thim particular
moring she laughed at herself and ier
dress triumphantly, until the pretty
straggling curls all about her wide
white brow bobbed comically.
'No more hard drudgery."
"No more harsh words and bitter
hurlings of poverty and dependence
against my teth, under which my spirit
"Better to beg in the streets of the
great city I read of, than longer endure
this life-than eat of the bread so grud
"Going away! Oh, thank Heaven,
"0leo, %ahat are you saying."
The girl sprang to her feet as if to
shield her picture fi om unkind curious
eaxe, standing as a lioness at bay, her
eyes flashing angrily upon the speaker
through their tears.
Swinging himself up through the
small opening into the loft, William
Black advanced toward the girl, a start
led look on his. face, that; though clear
-ut, even patrician in ifeatiues, under
The large slouch hat, portrayed no
almiotin-was cold, stern, and indiffer
LSo was hire. Black's, brother-a man
who roamed about always, but was
seen very rarely at his own house.
."You are going away, Cleo, litttle
'Why, I shall isis you when I come
He looked at the girl wistfully, lifting
bis hat fromn the long thick hair on his
brow, white and strangely in contrast
wvith his bronzed checks.
.All the pient-uip bitterness of the
niserable life phased beneath his roof
broke forth madly.
"Yes, Willham Black, going away
from a lie bf hoetache aiid misery.
* ~ "Oh no, you never thoughit, you
niever cared all these years for the child
lefa you by dying patients.
"1 have been tempted to curse mf'
own dead father for consigning me to
"Why do they not hang, shoot, the
orphans when parents die?'
"It would be a mercy.'
"God in His mercy grant when I
leave you hiere, 'that lM~ay1 uevet look
on the facd'of a Black again I"
With one hand on her heart as if she
wvould still its mad suffocating throbs,
she stood i n a tttitulde of pale scor111
-William Black had recoiled as if
shaken by a mighty wind before this
p.assionate anathema, and now stood
watching 1hcr in silent wonder and
''Why, Oleo, little Gleo, T never thought
but 'ou were happy.
."Make me no excuisea; you come
with them too late.
"All I ask of you is to leave me-to
keep out of my sight, to which a Black
"I hear ycur sister calling me to car
ry the farm hands' dmner-for the last
-time, thank Heavetn I
"To-morrow 1 go for ever I"
Stepping hastily forward to bar her
egress, William Black .laid his hand
heavily on her shoulders, and the pas
sion that. leapt up into the chill face
startied the girl into obediepee.
"You shall- not go, for, Oleo, little
one -I love you better thani my hope of
"I did not dream of it until now
until I was about to lose you.
-"Wait; I amn not poor, and I will take
you away now, to-morrow, to the great
- cities you long for,
"Forgie mny neglect all those years
-be #nerofful', ittle (Jleo."
He had thrown his arm around her
and drawn her olose to his side, looking
down with hungry eyes into the pak
face; but, wrenching herself free, Olet
"What I mai r Iywu, Will BlacK?
"I am not a dog to lick the hand thai
has struck md.
"Marry you, and continue to be a
slave-a pensioner on your bounty ?
Defiance rang through the girlisil
voice, and without a word or sign Wil.
liam Black, pale as death, turned away
and descendedto the stables, and, in f
few moments the rocky road around the
cliff resounded with the pounding of hi
Cleo Lynn knelt before her picture
offering up a fervent prayer to Heavei
to sanctify it, then stood a minute bid
ding the dear old loft, where she had
spent the fey happy momenta of hei
life, good-bye, and ran across the bauli
garden bareheaded, an unwonted bril
Haney in he eyes, a flush on her pi
quant olfish face, into the great, clea
odoruus, kitchen where Mrs. Blaol
awaited her, angrily, impatiently.
"Take these pils and be off with you,
you lacy, 0 eless-"
It was not the tone nor the word tha
made Mrs., Black jump with a sligh
shriek, but the flash in the eyes that wat
almost tkulrderous, and so out throug)i
the glari g scorching noon sunshine
Cleo Lyni went-for the last time.
* * * * + *
"I am so tired of this struggle foi
fame and % crust of bread."
"I tho ght long ere this to wear c
crown of laurel, but, instead, it is one
of thorns and cypress."
It was poor room.
Every Jone has seen such rooms in
squalid houses, without warmth, cheer
comfort, thouli it was bitter weather.
"A woman's form wirin arms outiung,
the gesture of despair, the same figure
last seen flitting across the hot dry
fields back of Mrs. Black's farmhouse
though thinner, more poorly clad.
Lifting her face at length against the
grey streak of twilight at her one win
dow, the once round cheeks were thin
the hair dishevelled, and the eyee
strained and unnatural in expression.
"Destituto, friendless, almost blind.'
Slipping her hand into her dress she
drew out a vial of darkish fluid, holding
it up between the light and dim, dim,
There came a sound of steps up th
rickety stair, then a rap, firm, quick, at
The door swung wide, and a man
tall, muiled in a great coat, entered,
and half crossed the bare floor.
Rising, tle girl leaned her clasped
hands on her chair waiting.
She bowed her head. the white hands
suddenly clutching the chair-back, icy
"I saw one of your paintings at the
Academy and wish to purchase it, the
one called the "Cow Boy."
"What are your terms?"
The girls voice as she made answer
was so hoarse and unnatural that she
scarcely knew it herself.
"What you arc willing to give," lean
ing forward a little in the dim light,
with numb chill fingers interlaced,
while the tall haughty figure seemed
dauCiDg wildly, undignifiedly.
"Three hundred dollars for the "Cow
Boy," or say six hundred dollars for
the two-"My Studio," as a surprise
for my wife."
"The room, the bed, the chair, every
thing swan wildly before her eyes.
"sir you are liberal," was all she
Counting out the roll of notes the
nnin handed them to her.
Then bowing and saying, as lie gave
her a street number-.
"Order them to be sent around to
my house," lie withdrew, and, as the
door closed behind him, Oleo Lynn
fell forward prone on the floor with the
bank notes clutched desperately in one
hand and a shattered vial of dark flud
in'the other one.
"Ohi, Will, Will, and I loved you so,
ygit was too proud, too hateful to eon
feejs it even to myself.''
"Oh, what madness has goaded me
on to my well-earned misery?"
It was a tastily-dressed figure in a
grey cloak and hat that stopped out of
the rambling old stage in the village of
Giltyson, passing swiftly toward the
dark ugly Black farnmhouse.
Thke hall dhoor was open that 1(d into
the cool tidy parlor so well remembered,
ainlJ entering, the stranger beheld a
miaias figure bowed before a table, lisa
head in his fokqedi arms, while directly
above 'himi hung a pretty rustic paint
ing, her wo k, under which stood a
glas of fresh-cut flowers,
Passing softly up, the girl laid her
hand oii the howed head tenderly,
timidly, on hair streaked with grey.
Trhe bowed head was lifted eagerly,
the black electric eyes seeming to
lighten as they rested on the fair face
i'You-back here again?" and hie
tre ibled as he spoke.
1 have come hack to the old home
to hee you all once more."
~'I have won fame, and shall win
we Ith, for the money you gave me, in
.th hour of my deepest despair, lif ted
m into prosperity,
'I owe it all to you."
'I .do not nderstand, lhe relhied
I only know you are back again
i n I never thought to see you hero
'leo looked wistfully around as if kio
so expectant faces, as she asked
'And your slster?"
'She is dead, and I am all alone,
'Seven years, 01co-and -and Rachel
'Where Is your-your wIfe, Will?"
e stared at her even more wonder
"Have you forgotten--forgiven the
p t, 0cc, and do you come back to
ithout heeding the pneding h.and
some face, that outstretehed arms, Cleo
Lynn pointed towards the painting,
"You-you bought that from a poor
He interrupted her, wonderingly.
"My brother, whom you never knew
-an older brother-bought it while on
a visit to London, and, because it re
minded me of you, I begged him to give
it to me,"
Throwing back, with a quick passion
ate movement, the grey traveling cloak,
Oleo Lynn dropped on her knees at
William Black's feet,"
"I am uitworthy."
"It was a bitter, bitter lesson that
learned me the value of a love that
would have shielded me all these years.
"If you can forgive, if I may come
back tio the old home nest. will you take
your Rachel, for whom you have served
That was the way Oleo Lynn went
back to Uile home nest anct sheltering
care of the man she hal cursed seven
years before, and learned in the restful
oine life of the years as they sped,
how infinitely above all fame, all
wealth, was the conseiousness of satis
It Is not easy for a European who has
never been in the East to realize what an
Important position the carpet fills there.
To an Arab lih rug Is his most treasured
possession. Without one he is a pauper.
It is necessary to h'i, devotions, it is often
his bed, sometimes his saddle and gener
ally the only decoration of his tent. This
has been the case for centuries and over a
vast extent of territory. The pi:ices given
in ancient times would now be thought
extravagant even by the collector who
will offer thousands of pounts for a Mets
sonier a few inches square. A million of
money Is said to have been paid by a
former GuLk war of 1B troda for a cover for
the Prophet's tomtb, and, though, the
greatep. portion of this sum represented the
jewels interwoven, still about ?30,000 re
maiued as the value of the groundwork.
Major Evan Smith mentions that he saw
at Kerman a carpet made for the shrine of
hlashad which was to cost at the rate of
X7 the square yard. It was 11 yards long
by 2J broad, and would take tiwo years to
make. Tais means a still larger price
when labor becomes more valuable, which
it must do even in Eastern countries
Then, too, modern chemistry has done its
hest to ruin the colors, and dyers are not
proof against the temptanon of the cheap
ness of anilines asa substitute for the more
exp-msive but lasting pigments. Mr. Vii
cent Rdbinson tells us that Kermes, the
best red ever discovered, was in the Middle
Ages in general uwu all over Eirope. It
was known to the Greeks and Ro mans,
the Turks, Cossacks and Armenians. Ve
netian red was mad, from it, and the
Spaniards paid tribute to Rome with its
grains. The serfs in Germany were bound
annually to deliver a certain quantity to
the convents. Hellot speaks of it in old
Flemish tapestries as having lasted two
hundred years without fadlog. Mr. Wil
liam Morris has determined to revive this
valuable dye, for there is no red known in
modern times that can supplant it for laqt
ing qualities. W hether it can be procured
at a price which is likely to bring it into
g-neral use, remains a quest ion yet to be
Bless [lie oar HOart.
lin a very elegant palace car entered a
weary-faced, poorly-dressed woma n with
three little children-one a babe in her
arms. A look of joy crept into her face
as she settled down into one of the luxu
rious chairs, but it was quickly dispelled
as she was asked ruely to "start her
boot." A smile of amuitsement was seen
on several faces as the frightened grou~p
hurried out to enter one of thbe conmnon
cart. Upon one young face however,
there was a look which shanmed the coun
tenance of the others. "Auntie," said
the boy to the lady beside him, "'1 am
goIng to cariry my basket of fruit and this
box of sandwiches to the poor woman in
the next car. You arc willing, of course?"
lie spoke eagerly, but she answered:
"fDon't be foolish, dear, you may need
them yourself, and,. perhaps the woman Ia
an Impostor."' '"N, I'll not nieed themr. '
he answered deciedly, but in a very low
tone. ' "ou know I had a hcarty break
fast, andi don't need a lunch. Thle wonun
looked hungry, auntie, and so good, too,
with those three littlec babies clingIng to
her. I',d be bac~k in a minute, auntie; I
isnow mother wouldn't like it if Ii din't
sp~eak a kind word to the least of these
when I meet themi." T1he worldly aunt
biushed a tear from her eye after the boy
left lier. an d saidl, audibly: "Just like his
dlear nmo'herc.'' About five minutes later,
as the lady p~assedl the mnotiher and the
three children, she saw a pretty sight- the
family feastlng as perhaps they had never
done before; the dainty sandwiches were
eagerly eaten, the fruIt basket stood open.
The eldest child, with her mouth fillied
with bread and butter, said: "Was the
pretty boy aii angel, muammra?" ''No,"
answered the mother, and a grateful look
brightened her faded uy es; ''but lie is dolbig
angels' work, bless his (lear hieard"' And
we, to), said, "Biless his dear heartl"
Thme l'rist aind a Ilaotic.
Father O'Rafferty, an Austin clergy
man, met Mike Sullivan the, other day,
and during the convesationi Fat uer
"Mister Sutllivant, how is it that yez
bieiing an Oinri'3hm~an ycvz do not belong
to the howiy Catlici Church?"
"Ilecause 1 lost all confidence in the
howly church twinity years ago, aor."
'And how didi you come to lose all
confidence in the howly church?"
"I'll tell yez how it wits, Father
L'lRalerty. Mce y ungest brothei was
murried to a hirit-ic, but in the hmowly
church by a prauito. It was a mixed
niarriaige, as at is called. Well, sor,
the prate made me brothrpromise that
all tho children should be brought up
in .a Catholic taith."
' id how did that cause yoz to lose
faith "a the infallible church?"
"Be 'a, sor, they have been married
now,'so , ore than twinty years, and
diril a kid e they got yit, sor."
"Misther ullivan,' said the priest
solemnly, "it would have been beither
for yer sowi If y'er father, instead of
y'er brother had married a hiritlo." -|
The pi lest had him titer,.
Ulirstmas lis Mexico.
Tie Mexicans surpass all other peo.
pie in the number and duration of their
festivals. Between their religious and
political holidays there are scarcely left
three dayA out of the seven for business.
Any pretext is seized upon to seouro a
holiday. 1t will afford a practical man
much diversion to take a Mexican alma
nac or calendar, wherein all the feast
and fanit days are marked with a circular
rod globe, on wuiich the day of the
month is printed. A all business is
suspended, stores nlosed, etc., on both
religions and political festival days and
a Mexican won't work on a holiay, a
liye Yankee will at once proclaim a re
version of the old prov ..; "All work
and no fun makon JauK .T d11 boy,"And
red "All Inn and no work" makes Pain
olo a poor man.
Tie Obristmlas festival of Naciamen
to, as it is termed, lasts usually for two
weeks. Obristmas Eve is what the
Mexican calls Noche Bueno. The day
of this night you will see a largo pro
cession of men and women, on horse
back wid on fo)t, marohing through
the street. dressed in the costumes of
shepherds, after the ancient Moriptural
styles. This is what is knowu as the
Pastores. They will continue to march
about until Nocho Bueno. When dark
ness approaches the Pastoros, and in
fact people generally, light hundreds of
tires on the hihe. and promontories in
all -.arections. Anywhere in the Be
public of Mexico on Christmas 1ve
night you will see fires burntag on all
the eleya. ed poiuts in the neighborhood.
It is a beautuul custom and ha an im
pressive etl'ct. 'TJhe procession of Pas.
tores is also attractiYe. Alter night
those in the procession retire to thu
thev tre, and tWere is rondered the tab
luau oi the birth of ChrisL--Naciamen
to, with all of its accomipanying sceno.
In tain tableau, whien is gotteln up
with gorgeous effot, little girls anld
boys take part, the former personatig
angels anu the latter devils. Calcium
lights are burned. All that is possible
is done to render the occasion fueitous.
This perlormance is kept up until after
inidinght, presenting alt thu &:riptural
incidents oi tie occession. While this
in guing on in the taoatro the people
outside are firing rockets-not such
large ones as we have in this country,
but a small one, with a stick about a
foot long, which is stuck in the ground
and a match applied to the t.tper, when
away it goes up iu tle blue voalt, look
ing muon lii a meteor in its ilight,
fite fires on the hills and hunstreds of
these meteor rocaouw in every direction
give a weird look to the night, and if
you are lortunato enough to getinto tuo
theatre to the Nacianniato,.you will IJC
stilt iurtber i:.u!and NAd tile Orientai
aspect of the iestival.
Formerly on Christmas Day the Host
was carried through the street by the
clergy, in fill robes, but now, Under
the present laws of the Republic, no
rIgious procession i perinitted to
parade in tae public street, A priest
is not allowed to comO 1ito the strect
wuaring his clerical dress or any portion
U" Christmas Day inl every town in
Mexico a grand btun-iiht takes place.
O1 the occaoaion o the Uhristnas les
ivities the sons of the wOaltily CitizoI
oiten take tue place of tio traine( and
experienced imatiaors (tiioso who fight
the uull, as weul as that of thepeiCdora,
who tease and worry time animal into a
lronzy in tih Pliaza dto Toro-an im
monLso aiipluttieatre madoe to seat iron
two to eiguit thousan.i jorsonis, accoitl
to the population oh the placo0. Oni the
occasion when thueae ria mion voltlanteer
to do the lighitng the proeedsiwroni the
exhioitioni arc given to chaiity. Tuomi
anul~ pr~iue for Lthe beetsontaisa dquarter
rent (lity conri). Inm, j'rice is graudd
d~owi to a mouia (six and a quarter
Lunte), this lat ter giving standig room 1
for ecaiudren only. Everyonoe, higa anuj
low, ien and poor, mien, womeu and
hiuron, attend the budi-hlit. Not,- I
withstanding the low adnussaon, large 1
tullns are r'eahized iu this way ior chari ty,
TIhe men of wenlth ait this time also
IOS ior a grind miasqu~eraide ball. An
idrssomi price 3s Unnirgedt, aggicandeg
i supper provided. No4 one is adnut- i
~ed except ii mausqule. 1t is a pubin
miair ; nit go. 4o one tunusks and the
proceuds arte donoiated to the eity. These
dalls are Mobten tip on at scale of mag-.
Litntne which wo'uuld atonish oiur les
.btrusivo peupie. T.Lhi Mexica is ,a e
uothing unless lie is conspictuous. loie
ls alt tuss and feathers, and when lhe t
tanrS otut or 'a show ho has a big one, C
lDurrtug the least of Nacrimonio to Y
the .Iema.e portion of tao commiunity a
are allowed mnany liberties whichsl ordi
narity they are ceprived of. WVomen, as
a iuse, ini Mexico iiayo a dull and une
ventind time. TIhey are never atlowved
to ace thmeir Monuttemnen fiild except, in
the presence oi the faily. They never
go" any whore with beaux unless aeconm
pamued by a chauperono. Thley have no
toete-a-tetes, nio association whatever
with gentunen, except in aigenerail way,
On the occasioni 04 this feast these tin
reasonable rules are somewhat relaxed.
At this timeo it a jtady in the presence of
oldiea Mihuth striae youi over thme hiead
with aun egg lowu fuid of silver or gold
powder (.uuh an act denoctes a Special
preterunce and is the greatest comphi
ment a lady Canm showv a genitlenman), it e
w culd Riot tie considered inidccorous, I
while at other tinuies it would cost her I
her reputation, These eggs, fluled with
g4oid or slver powler, are called casoor- i
oncs. Thecy are sonietimes tilled with a
riour and when a fellow gets one of these a
latter he is wnade tne butt of the even-t
iag. 'The senorita takes occassion to
get eva with one 04 tame sterner sex (
who hmay have at some tune shilihted her C
by strialng hun, unobserved, with a r
misceromne of flour. s
Auothet inaa amiusement at this 0
tlime 1s cock-fighting, Passing down S
inuy of the prmicpal streets you wi a
see rows of men aud boys standing in a
r~he streets ith chicken ookls under 0
their arms in front of the cookepit, If i
tou wish to participate in the aport youa
?uroiase a rooster, for whioch you will
myes to pay lronm fluty -entus to one dof.
ar andt a air. pay yom. lpiasi- to
the pit and on entering announce your
desire for a contest. Home fellow, who
like yourself has become possessed of
a gane chicken, will wager yon his roos
ter is the better chicken. The master
of the pit will inquire if you desire
"slasllers"-gaffa--and if they are ao
copted he will proceed to attaoh %iem
to the natural spurs of the rooster and
charge you a small- tax for their use and
tho serlvice. You can now handle your
own bird in the contest or allow the at
tachos of the pit to do so. This custom
of allowing outsiders.to bring and light
their own birds makes the sport much
more interesting, The admissions to
all public entertainmuents of Christmas
are donated to olaritablo , purposes, a
unstw which our poplo mightomulate
to advantage. 04o continusl rbUnd Of
gayety Is kept up for twVo weekdj The
theatro is kept oppn, operas performed,
ute., "Faust" being the favorite for
this season. Eyery devico known for
pleasure its brought into requisition.
Nothing seems to be thought of except
how to havo a good time yourself and
ainke others do the samo. If you want
to witness a saturnalia of pleasure be
in Mexico on the occassion of the festi
val of Naciamento.
A Cotitry UntisteamS Tract.
' here were nearly three hundred orna
mente on our tree btfore any of the presents
went on, Said a correai'ondeikt. They
were nearly all honic-nade. Wo cut out
rf rather stiff bristol.board sonie five.
pointed stars, little boots, Alaltese crosse,
butterflies, shields, arrows ald horseshoes.
Several of each kind were made, a large
bowl of boiled paste prepared, and each
was coverad ont both sides with colored
paper, must ty silver and gill., and soine
wiih ied and blue. We found a piece of
brokeni looking glatss in the attic and had
it cut l) into inany little pieces, boutnd
ach one wi h luto-striing ribbon pasteti on,
uid when dry turnished each with strings
by which to hang them up. They rellect
ill the lights and mnaiie the effect very
Cornucopias we were able to make very
3asily, for we had a carpenter prepitre us
i slender wooden cone, just the shape of
M10, a1ndl it is very ple-Avant work to place
hem together over this miodel, put a pretty
nmboseed piture on each and then slip off
,f) (try. The prettiest of all trinkets we
nade as follows: Taking a quantity of
English walnuts We split them (one at a
.inse) into halves, tilled one-half wit little
"Icarraway conits," glued on the other
]alf, first shlpping in a little 1001) of Iibblon
it the top. and laid each one aside till dry.
ien each was gilded with liquid gilding.
We used the "Be.isenmer gold paint,'' and
Lhcre are many other preparations equally
good. These little "rattle-boxes" ar1
lovely, and evewybo-ly will want, one. A
lot of tiny rosy-checked apples were pol.
stlied up and firnished wli strings.
lint the prettiest of all were the "'crya
alized olintmngets.'" First I n1(ide sOn
nall baskets of annetaled wire and wound
hem very prolustly witi bright-colored
:phyr. Tho ro-e colored and the light
rreen proved to be the prettiest, also one
hat I wound in) siadel green, with little
lots of red, bit the light blue and lemon
o'ored were not to be despised. Then I
>rocured five p;untis of alum and a large
tone croek and made a hot solution of
Oum and Put in the crock, laid a stick
ieross the top and suspendedi my baskels,
noe at a tine, in the hot alum water, leav
ng thiem about twelve hours undistirl)ed.
sometimes I had bet ter success than others,
mtt generally they looked like the most
naciotus Freuch candy when taken out, as
he color of the zephyr showed through
,ie frotug. T'imen I hung then basket up
o dry, reheatedl the sohition, sometimes
saking it stronger, and etartedl again.
',so cryatallizeul grasses anti branches with
Our way of mounting the tree proved
cry subnstential and stron, Twoc piCces
f acaintmng, sax feet long anti twvo inches
*y four, were mnorticedt andi put together
ii the tormn of a cross., At the point where
icy cro'ced the tree was fastened upright
y being nailedl on with long spIkes. Four
races were thtu adided, making the whole
cry atront,. La&ying stouit brown paper
tuterneathi we covered the boardls Iroms
sit with quantities of gray moss and
railing vines, and sprinkled all well with
se watering-plot as a precauti'on against
re should any ornanatut b'aze up and
'The biggest fortunes on thinlacithc c 'ast
re those of the Uentral Pacidoe R itilroad
iagnates, andi Ex-Governor' Stanford is
lie richest of the guoup. His wealth is
stimated at $70,000,000; that Is. hsis
early income is egaual to the interest en
ichi a capital, and his property is con
tantly increasing an value, lie Owns
more than $5,000,000 alone In San Fran
isco In real estate, to say nothItig o1 lis
irims, vineyards, breeding rauches, etc.
'le ex-tGoverntor lias buit one child, L~e
ond, Jr., a lad of abotifteen, Th'le
iciest widow on the Pacific coast, or lra
tie country for that matter, swith the pos
ible exception of Mrs. Corneha Stewart,
s Mirs. Mairk hlopkins, widtow of one of
he Central Pacinic syndicate. Hecr hus
and's estate proved up to $28,000,000,
ad the only two mna in Calitornia who
oul justify on the wittow's bond as ex
entrix were fLeland Stanford and Uharles
irocker, two of tier husband's business
ssociatee. They were comupelled to jusa.
ify in twice the amount of the estate amid
ach swore that he was woruib $4t1,000, 0(00
Ira. Hopkins is an chlerly woman. TPhey
ad no chikren, but had -adopted a son,
rhiom Mirs. Hlopkins has just miarriedl to a
lisa Cr ittendens, a protege of hors, provi
lng her with the dot of a princess. Th'lere
no other heirs to the estate, but the adiop.
md son, Tam, will get the bulk of it,
The richest yung and unmaried woman
in the Pacific coast is 'Miss Jennio Flood,
ely daughter o1 the bonanza king. Tihe
chest prospective heiress in California
Mass flattle Cracker, the only daughter
fCharles Urocker, another of the railroad
indicate. She, also, is a charming gIrl, t
ad, like Miss Flood, is rather plain hn
ppearance. She is noted for her chari- g
es and domestic virtues, The whole
alue of Uncle Billy O'Brien's estate was
little over $9,000,000. .After the lega
les wore paid the residue was turned
rer to Mr. O'Dd~en's two sisters, Mri>. 1
oleman and Mrs>. Joseph Mctonough.
ho two ladles innlerlted $3,500,00 en.i
The Heason Wby.
"Say, Schneiderl" exclaimed Matsom
and Blhfkins as they entere'j the cheerfU
little room ii the rear of the grocery, witi
nearly as much noise and haste as is ob.
servatble vbe ii two boys come tearing Into
the house together and announce in tumult.
uous tones, "There ain't no school to,
morrow, Ma, 'cause its Christmas! " thei
touseled pates chociC full of Santa Claus
and new skates.
"Bay, Schneider, the M 'it Inspector IF
coming around to look at that cheese of
yours out there tu the front room that
keeps the little children from coming in
and teasing you for apples!"
"Dhere don't vos eny meat it dol
scheese vor lnont to Ipschpect. Dot wai
a litnbirger scheese unt vos all richfi"
"I beliteyou, Schneiderl" exclaimed
Bill. "A rMf coUldn't ,livin tzz et cheese.
Ie'A coaning, though, toft read It in "The
Free Press" that the Hletuth Officer was
going to send the Inbpector around to smell
of the strong cheese, an' he'll come right
heore the first thulm, fot that cheese of
yours has been strong for the last five
years. You ought to take It out into the
back yard ned bury it.'
"That woulin't do," said 1311kins.
Ssanitary police would have you in
the Recorder's Court within a week. Tell
you what to do, Schneider. Sooop out the
Iiside, build a fire in it and send for the
"By colly, I)Oysl I guess you vos iake
fools oef mie, (on't it?" said Schneider in
quiringly, as lie (iropped in the lenon peel
and reached for the nutmeg grater.
"Yes, Schnecer," sald Bill, senten
tiously, as lie took a sit) and then set the
steaming decoction upon the end of the
bar, to cool, "but everybody Is being fooled
by Fonebody all the time. The 11police
fool you nto the belief that youl lutist
cLase this whisky shop of yours at 10
o'clock, while tile big saloons down town
that sell more liquor in a day than you do
in a week, laveni't turned the key in their
from door, Sundays nor no time, for a
year. The lewyers fool the juries, and
the Jury fools the judge. The pupil fools
the teacher, and the tenober fools the
'le people are fooled in a hunIdrel
different ways; that fast and reckless
driving will founiI be abolished, and the
streets became gse for pedestrians; that
one-half the public offices are necessary foi
tiLe good governiilent, of the city, or that
half of thetu are worthily filled; that they
can buy cheaper at tie public marKet
than they can within a block of theii
honacs. Bogus agents and quack doctors
fool them; street pleddlers and street beg
gars take them in. Everybody is foolei
except the Co1nmon Council."
"Does nobody fool that body? ' inquired
"It's unnecessary. Cone around this
evening, Is!mi; and I'll tell you the reason
A l ilaoeet Carot-liaggo'.
An oxpeimlnter in S3othuru agri
culture told me the following historiette
of Norbhorn boos in the South. He
took ia colony of the little gratuitous
honoynialrs down to Florida. The
first year they revoled, tirovo aid
stored honky nearly all the unvariod
summor time, But the second year a
few of the more reflecotive bees evi.
dently turned the thing over in their
minds thus; "this country has no win
ter to provide against; what is the use
of laying up honey where the flow erm
blossoni all the year rotuid?" Theso
bees exerted enough influono among
their friends to kcep a good manny hoes
from laying by any sweet merchandise
the secound year of theri~r exile. But
the prudential instinot, so strong ini
the little mnseot, prevailed with the
majority. They evidently said to them
solves; "Perhapa this had( beeni aln
sxoeptional year. Nert season may
bring cold and( sno0w and dearth of
flowers.'' So there was quito a stock
of honey laid by on the second year in
sinite of a few strikers. But by the
third year the convict,ion had evidently
Lihorougbly pelnotrated the bee mlinid
that it was foolish to lay up in a land11
of eternal blossom. They made just
eniough to last from day to day, aban
cloning thenmselves to hying from hand
to m'>uith as recklessly as does any
tropio-born btt erly
For an officer oh the army to refuse
to fight a duel is still regarded by the
dernian military authories as a grievous
)ffens~e. A little wvhle since an officer
mI the balttaihon of Landwehr in Cologne
>fundel(d two of his comrades by sonme
romarks on their condlnat. Though
hlesou oficers could not justify them
mtelves, they wore nevertheless aggrieved,
11d( challeingcd the offendior. This gen
bleman refused to accept the clhllonge,.
ulleging conscientiomnisacrolies. The
natter was referred to a court of honor,
md1( the court decided that the officer'
ishallenged must fight. Tihoroupon he
salod upon01 his Colonel andl informned
aim of his desire to resign his commni
110n, as ho was suffering from a neural
4io affection of the heart. In reply the
3~oonel suggested that lie had probably
'of used to accept the challenge because
Io was iln ill-health, and nervous, and
nental ly dlebjiltatedl through sickness.
'ho oficer, however, not only declined
o adop~t this suggestion, but again
leclared that under no circumstances
vhiatsoever would lie engage in a duel,
Lhorenpon the matter was again re
erred to the court of honor, with'the
osult that the poor man, instead of
elng allowed to resign his commission,
vaS dismissed from the service,
Be silent, and safe; silence never be
Don't start the day's work without a
Don't sleep in a room without venti
~tion of some kind.
After the battle of arms comnes the
attle of, historp,
Don't stuff a cold lest you be next
bilged to starve a frve.
1876. . 1882.
F. W. HABENICHT,
Proprietor of the
MORNING STAR 8ALOON
I respectfully call the attention of the
public to my superior facilities for sup
plying everything 1my line, of superior
quality. Starting business in Winne
boro in 1876, I have in all. this timo
given the closet attention to my busi
ness and endeavored to make my estab
lishment FIRST-CLASS in every par
ticular. I shall in the future, as in the
past, hold myself ready to serve my
c wtoniers with thebest artioles that can
be procured in any market. I shall
stand ready, also, to guarantee every
article I sell,
I invite an inspection of my stock of
Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars, etc.
F. W. HABENICHr.
Scotch Whiskey (Ramsey's).
A. Bin Laubert and Marat CognaO
Rotterdam Fish Gin.
Ross's Royal Ginger Ale.
Jules Mumin & Co.'s Champagne.
Cautrel & Cochran's Ginger Ale,
Apollinaris Mineral Water.
Old Sherry Wine.
Old Port Wine.
Old Cabinet Rye Whiskey.
Old Schuylldll Rye Whiskey.
The Honorable Rye Whiskey.
Old Golden Grain Rye Whiskey.
lienowned btandard Rye Whiskey.
Jeso Moore Vollmer Rye Whiskey,
Olt N. 0. Sweet Mash Corn Whiskey.
Old Stone Mountain Corn Whiskey.
Western Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Mountain Peach Brandy.
New England (French's) Ram.
North Carolina Apple Brandy.
Pure Blackberry Brandy.
Pure Cherry Brandy.
Pure Ginger Brandy.
Boston Swan Gin.
Rook and Bye.
Berigner & Engel's Lager Beer, in patent
stopper bottles and on draught.
New Jersey Sweet, Sparkling Cider.
12oin, Rook & Rye, Lawrence & Martin.
Rock and Corn.
Cigars and Tobacco
Syndicate Cigar, ii centa,
The Huntress Cigar, 21 cents.
.tadolinie Cigar--All Havana--10 cents.
Don Carlos (Nub)-all Havana--1 cents
Minorva Cigar-Havana filler-fl cents;
(iheck Cigar-Havana filler--5 cents.
Our Roast Cigar---Havana filler--5 cents
Lucky Hit Cigar--Havana filler--fl cents.
The Unicum Self-Lighting Cfgarette,
(Amber month-piece to every
The Pickwick Club Cigarette,
'I lh ItRildhtuo)I( nd om igatru! to,
T3~0111l! Billiard ad Pool Par-~
lor~ in Towni
ICE! ICE! lCE!
An abIundanoce always on hand for tho
use, of mny eustomers. I wil also keep a
FISH, OYSTERS, &C.,
for my*' Restaurant, which is always
open from the first of September to the
llrst of April,
I shall entieavor to please all who give
me a call.
F. WV. IHABENI0UT.4