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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. C.. FEBRUARY 8. 1883. ESTABLISHED 18
Never a word Is said,
But it trembles in the air.
And the truant v ice has4 sped,
To vibrato everywhere;
And Perhaps far off in cternal years
The echo way ring upon our ears.
Never are kind acts dono
To wipo the weeping eyes,
ulit, like Hashes of thu sun,
They signal to the skies;
And up above the angels reati
flow we have helped the Lorer need.
Never a day is given,
But it tones the after years,
And it carries up to heaven
Its sunlsine or i1 s tears ;
While the to-inorrows stant and wait,
The slleat Mutes by the outer gate.
There is no end to the sky,
And the slars are everywhere,
And tiune is eternity,
And the here is over there;
Fur the coninion dees of the coinion diay
A i e t he ringing boell In the far-away.
A olear and ringing whistie rose and
fell and rose again, a pleasant sound to
hear, upon the evening air; but the
girl who stood knee deep in clover be.
side the meadow fence- looked soibrely
down as the joyous notes struck upon
"Poor fillowl dear fellowl" she said
to herself. "It is so hard to go against
him when lie is as light-hearted as
A moment more, and Ralph Armstrong,
her -lover, vaulted lightly over the
intervening bara and stood beside
Straight, sturdy, brown, something of
the coutrast between himself, %,ith his
superabundant life, and tho wee woman
waiting there, seemed to strike him.
"Why, my little Daisy," lie said,
with a playful touch, turning ip her
chin until he could look into the soft
eyes, that straightway filled with tears.
"Why, Daisy!" he repeated, in an alter
ed, vexed voice. "I thought when I
saw you out here that you were glad to
have me come. Never mind; you will
be when- I tell you the news. I have
paid off the last instalment on the farm,
and there's to be an end of your drudg
ing your life away. No more cooking
for lodgers, or Lotting up half the night
to look out for Rick. Is he np to his
old tricks again? Is that what has tak
en the color all out of your face?"
"he was away all night," said Daisy,
in a low voice. "He never got home
until noon to-day. He is asleep, and,
oh, Riphi I am alraid to have him
wake. It is so much worse now that
Miss Winter is here."
"D.idn't I toll you l.w that -oul ;'
roemindod n.lph, nt wcry kim ly.'u,
luchily, it a't mu.-ter; you can got rid
of her as soon as you please, and we will
have the wedding-when? I won't be
put off very long, my dear. "
Dairy turned her face away to the
''Oh, Ralpil" sho cried, piteously.
"fBo contented to wait."
"To waiti What for? For Rick to
drink himself to death? For you to grow
old before your time with the hard work
of taking care of yourself and hiai?
Daisy, once and for all, you'll have to
choose between your sot of a brother
and me. If you are bound t,> put him
first now and f or over ...-- "
The unfinished threat fell upon other
ears besides those it was intended to
reach. A dogeart rolled almost noise
lessly past on the thick green turf of the
haUM LjJU1 wich hIM LUC1ULiUW Ura gavU;
and Dr. Llo d, lilting his hat to Daisy,
slaot a keen glance at the young fellow
standing sulaiiy at her siae. He was
gone in a moment, but somiehow Ralph
Armstrong experienced a ftechng of
* shame which kept him for the time from
pressing ~wat lie had been about to
urge. He turned and walked towards
the house with Daisy.
it was a shackly, tumble-dowvn cot
tage, with moss annt lichen breaking out
in patches over the decayed wveather
boarding, and a creaking porch from
wich the rustic bencest had long ago
rotted1 away. The picturehque aspect
of the old place had~c taken Miss Winter's
fancy, and so little, fair-faced Daisy had
found the wieekly audition to tile sUirl
which she earned with her dressmakinig
was all that now wvent into her shabby
There was a mnltx cry of "Daisy!
Daisy I" as those two approached to
gether; then once, twice, the report of a
pistol, together with the sound of shat
tered glabs, was borne to their e irs.
"It's Rick." cried Daisy, bre'athlessly.
"I locked him in his room. D)o go and
talk to Miss Winter, Ralph, titi I get
~.him quiet again."
She wias oil as she spoke. Miliss WYin
ter had come to the door, halt in alarm,
and looked iquiringly at Ralph as lie
"Do yea think he is doing anything
. reckless?' she asked,
"Nothing worse than smashing a wvn
dow or two; it's his favorite way of call
ing his sister. Pity he can't putt his
balls to better use."
"I wonder that you leatve her to be
tthe victim of his wvhims," said the lady
with a straight look at him.
"I?" said Ralph, with a abirug of his
Perhaps he did not mean to disclaim
such an Intention on his part, but it
looked like it. How could lie tell Aliss
Winter that the only reason he had not
taken Daisy away months before was
because Rick had outweighed her liking
for himt? It was a sore subject with
Ralph at the best, not one lie woul
choose to parade to the worcd at large.
Two hours after that, Daisy stole ou!
into the moonlight, utterly wearied with
the scena through which she had passed(1
All her efforts had been fruitless to en
nece Biok back to his bed. He sat oni t
bench in the kitchen, limp and stupik
after that fit of violence, anid Daisy stok
out, as I have said, to breathe the heav3
sweetness of dying roses, and brush theii
dewy leaves with her heated face. Th(
shadows lay thickly upon the porel:
but there was a stir there, and Misi
Winter's voice said, softly:
"od-ni htI" returned Balph. "I'l
show you to-morrow where the maiden
hair fern grows."
He came whistling down tI path to
find Daisy standing by the gate.
"Well, little on1e, have you made Up
your mind wheh one of us you'll take?"
"Ralph, you know that I can't leave
"It's him or 11)0," slaIid Ralph, stub
"lHe has no one else," pleaded Daisy.
"Have I? There's no use arguing, it's
got to be one thing or the other. I want
a wife in my IOme, and if you won't have
me maybe there are others that will.
Sweetheart, say that you care t1. o iuch
for me to (end me awr.y."
"Oh, Ralph, you must wait."
Ir'!ph muttered an unpleasant word,
and flung away without a good-night.
An unsteady step came (own the
"Looking for me, Rick?" Daisy tried
to speak cheerfully.
"No; get awayl" Rick spoke wildly.
"You've been out with Ralph you'll go
off with him next. You're tired of me,
and I can't do better than to make an
end of myself. I'm going the straight
Daisy threw herself before the gate;
she cliung to him, pleaded with him.
Halt cruzed as lie was, Rick was in no
condition to go back to the village inn,
and the rough crowd which would be
gathered there at that hour. But all of
at drunken man's obstinacy was aroused,
and while they stood thus, there came
again the roll of wheels that were
checkcd suddenly, and Dr. Lloyd sprung
down as he took in that scene at a
"Go into the house. Richard," he
commanded, and Rick, without a word,
obeyed. 1'11 give him a powder," san(
the doctor to Daisy. "You must sleep
yourself to-ight." He stood talkimg
with her after lie had seen Rick safely
in his room. "So be has 1had the pistol
again. Well, I don't think that need
alarm you; Rick isn't one to do hinself
any harm. He has been sly enough
to hide it again, or I would take posses
sion of it. lie is never violeut towards
"Oh, no, never."
"Not quite brute enough for that,"
muttered the doctor, as lie took his )eave,
and Daisy lept peacefully after her
hhe did not really believe that B dph 1
meant what lie said, but he seemed do
terminied after that to visit his displieas.
ure upon her. Miss Winter came baclk
from her walk next (lay with her hands
lull of ferns.
"So Mr. Armstrong isn't your engag
ed lover after all?" sie romarked to
Daisy. "I would have been flirting with
him before this if I hadn't supposed he t
belonged to you."
"He isn't- a it hand atirtbe' pastiln
hinelf," remarked MidWinter, coolly.
She understood the situation much bet
ter thun she pretended, and liked Rlph
none the less because he seemed on the t
point of deserting his little white Daisy
Rick had avoided the lodger fr.om the
first. It was a revelation to Daisy when
she came upon him one day holding a
crushed flower which Miss Winter had
worn. He had not been near the village
for days. Languid and spiritless he had
crept about the house or lain in the long
6rass with a look on his lace which weLt
to his sister's heart. She understood it
now as she saw him lift the fallen flower
and just touch it with his lips. '
1'I have been mad enough for that,
Dalsy-to fall in love with her. And if
i han not throwun away Iy ownv mIanhoocd,
I need not now be in despair---thatt is
the bgitterest thought of all."
It is not too lite to be true to yourself
She had a little hope that this new
feeling might work sonmc good in him,
but beo the week wvas over, lie haid
broken bounds again, as if determined
to bury regret in oblivion.
Meanwhile the time came for Miss
Winter to return to London, and she
sent ior Rslph, who had promised to
drive her to the station, Hie came wvith
his light carriage and mettled horse,
looking neither sorry nor cast dowvn,
Daisy observed wvith a throb of the
"He isn't false, then; he'll come back
to me again when she is gone.
Rick had been at the village. He was
on his way home when, at some distance
away, he saw the carriage standiing at
the parsonage gaot. Ralph and Miss
Winter were just taking their places in
it, the minister stood on the steps, and
the curious face of a maid looked down
from a garret window. As Ralph settled
down in lims seat, his glance fell uponi
that shambling figure by the roadside,
and lie gave a vicious cut with his whip;
the spirited horse started wit h a pluage,
a buckle snapped, and then the next in
stant the driver had lost all control over
Rtck had taken in theoscene which Is
eyes rested on, and a sudldenm stillness
wvent over him.
"They've been getting married 1" he
said to himself, aghast. "lBeen getting
married, and he has cheated Daisy. But
lie shan't get away so easy as that."
His brain was clouded with liquor;
some blind implsle of rage and revenge
moved him, and his flugers clasped anid
brought out. the weapon which hie some
times earriedl. They were close upon
him nowv; lhe lifted his hand and fired
at the horse, there is every reason to be
lieve, for there was a diangerous em
bankm ent near, towvard wIeu time run
atway was heading, But ie taissed his
mark, and the next iLstant the steel
shoed hoofs were trampling him (down.
A little further on and the carriage
wvas wrecked, Ralph Armstrong was
picked up bried and senseless; his
newly made bride was dead, a bulkot in
her heart, and further baek was a bleed
lug, pulpy mass beaten down in the
dust, that groaned when they touched
it, but was beyond human aid.
The horror of that time was a year
old whlen Balph opened the rackety
gate anid made his way again to the old
hense. Daisy was sitting in the porch,
all in white, as he remembered her so
well. Tihen hie was holding her hand,
and looking into her startled eyes,
,'My little wit Tsa15 I,* broka over
his lips. "I never really loved anyone
but vou, and I havo come back to ask
you to be my wife, after all."
"Ob, Ralph, don't you know ?"
"Kuow what?" he asked, almost
"That I am Dr. Lloyd's wife. I was
married a week ago,"
-'And--are you happy ?"
He waiitod her to say no; lie thought
his own misery would be easier to bear
if he know she shared it. There was a
sound of wheels nearing the gate. She
turned her face that way; a beautiful
flubli tinged it and that look answered
him without the low-spolken words
"I im very happy."
Te nome4 of V1n4.
A story about which there is a fascin
ation whicn it Is iipossible to resist
when you hear nn tcl it is that of the
"Home of Gold." Somewhoro in South
western New Mexico, in the Bierra
Madro, it is said there is a wonderful
valley. Smal, enclosed in high rocky
wauls and accessiblo only by a secret
passage, which is known to but few, is
tI.is extraordinary I-jaCe. It is about
ten acres in extent, has running through
it a stream, which wat rs it thoroughly
n1111 makes it a perfect Paradise, with
Lts exquisite flowers and beautiful trees.
En it are thousands of birds of the most
beautiful plumage. Running across it
is a ledge of pure gold about thirty feet
wide, which glistens in the sunlight
Like a great golden bolt. The stream
3rossea this ledge and. as it runs, mur
nuis around blocks of yellow metal as
yther streams do around pobbles. The
edge of gold is supposed to be bolid
KoJd and to run down into the centre of
lie earth. The legend is of Indian
)rigin and around it clusters a nmber
>f Indian stories, in which the name of
,he ill-fated Montezuma occurs frequent
y. The descondants of the Aztecs be
ieve firmly that the day will come when
klontezuima will return and free them
rom the dominion of the descendants of
he Conquestodores. They believe that
he money necessary for this work will
)o taken from the Madre d'Oro. The
ecret of the entrance into the valley is
,arefully guarded by a tribe of Indians
iving near it, and among them it is
ly communicated to the oldest men,
imid the solemn ceremonies of the
edicine lodge. Having such a story
o work upon there is little wonder that
he vivid imagination of the Mexicans
houhi have built upon it tales of men
vbo have o um 'W-wruri paUe.
)ne is that a certain yee Alvnraz,
vhile wandering through the mountains
n search of game, saw the valley from
Lo top of the wall. Finding that he
ould not hope to enter by climbing
[own, lie took up his abode with the
:ndians who guard the canyon leading
uto it. The daughter of the chief fell
n love with him and betrayed the
ecret to him. Exactly how she found
t out they do not, tell. Having been
hown the entrance, Jose wout in and
vould possiule have gotton away with
omo of the gold had he not weighed
iimself down to such an extent that he
lould not get up the declivity at the
ower end of the passage. He was dis
xtvered and the Indians sacriiced him
m the golen ledge with all the terrible
~cromomea of the old Aztec rellgion.
3hio, in despair at losing him, threw
erself from the high walls into the
ralley below. Hundreds of prospectors
iave spent months of toil trying to nind
ho;Madro d'Oro, but, it is scarcely nec
ssary to say, without result.
A Micihinaa c.onviet' Trtc'.
Not long ago the convicts in the third
tier of cells in the east wing of the pris
nn at Jackson Michigan smelled fire,
anid as they raised an alarm Bshrieks were
heard issuing from cell No. 69, occupied
by a life muan named Isaao Van Anken.
i'ho guard on duty ascended to the cell
asn quickly as possible, which lie found
tillea with smoke, wvhiile flames enveloped
the grated entrance. Owing to the ex
pansion of the ironi door by the heat,
diflloilty was experieniced1 in opening it,
but when it swunig back the wretch wvho
occupied the cell sprang naked through
the flame. Meantime his cries of agony
were terrible, for he was being literally
cocked, and~ as lie shot out upon the cor
ridor he would have gone over tihe rail
ing to the stone floor, many feet below,
had the guaud not canght him by the
arm and staid his head iong spring. He
was shockinuly burned abollt the face
and all over his body, amnd as lie was
being taken to the hospital repeatedly
cried: "I want to diel I have been a
bad man; I deserve thisi" Ho lingered
about twenty-four hours when death put
an end to his suflerings.
The cell occupiedl by the desperate
man us8 feet 5j inches wide b~y by 8 feet
long and 6j feet high. It is arched
overhead wuith brick, of which the walls
are also comiposed1, and is air- tight,
without a fissure or opening of any kind
anywhere save at the grated door. It
resembles an oven, and on this occasion
was converted into that sort of appurt
enance b~y the occupant. It sceoms he
ad piled his bied clothes, the apparel
he wore, together with the canvass cot
in which he slept, anid a pine box in
which hie kept his litters, against the
door of his cell, then p)ouring the oil of
his lamp over the mass, as is conjectur
cd, set it on fire.
Van Auiken camne from Lenawee
county for life on the 80th of July, 1860.
His crime was one of demonmacal
brutality. In a paroxysm of rage he
cut down his wife and killed her in cold
bllood with an axe; then pursuing his
son, who ran into an adjoining field to
escape him, also killed him with the
gory implement, fresh with his mother's
blood, ife was a surly, moan, dogged
anonnd(rol ahout the prison.
Tie Whale-Hunters of Jipan.
* The whale-fishery of Japan is carried
on as a regular busineSs On both coastS
of the country; but more men are em
ployed, and the catch of whales Is larger,
off the eastern coast, especially off Kii
province. The fishermon o1. the little
town of Koza have a lookout-tower
perched upon the rocks. far up on the
hill-side. A sentinel is kept constantly
watching for the spouting kijiri ("num
ber-one fish,") as the natives call the
whale. Long boats, holding from fouf
to ton mcie, are kept ready lanuohed.
Those hardly fellows row with tremon
dous energy, as if in a prize race, I
the whales are numoroun, . .. mi: wait
in their boats, with sculls on 'thoir pine
and straps ready to slip on at a moment's
uotice, all in order to vut out to sea.
A gay flag with a curious device floats
at each stern. The whalemen are div
ided into scullers, netters, and harp,on
ers, or grappling- iron men. Jopanese
nevor row, but soull with euriously bont
long sweeps, which swing on a half
roudiil knob set into a pivot, the hendle
end being usually strapped at the prol)er
height. The device on each flag is
differeit, and spears, iiets, and grap
pling-irons are markcd, so that the
most skillful get propvr credit for their
courage, sure aim, anid(,elerity.
The boatmen are flightly clad in
short, sleeveless cottbin Jackets, with
leggings, like greavosi reaching from
knee to ankle. Around their waists are
kilts made of coarse ,ice-straw. The
nete, which are about t enty feet square,
with meshes three feet wide, are of
tough sea-grass rope, two inehos thick.
Twenty cr thirty of those nets are
provided, and then lightly tied together,
go A. to make one huge net, from four
hundred to six hundred feet long. Ab
soon as the signal from the tower is
given, the beats put out, two by two,
each pair of the larger boats having the
not tackle, and all armed with darts and
spears. R3wing in front of the whale,
the net Is dropped in his path. If
skillfully done, the huge fhli runs his
nose or jaw into a mesh. lie at once
dives, and tries to shake of' the net.
This he can not do, for the square in
which lie is entangled immediately
Lreaks off from the rest, which is haul
ed on board, ready for another drop.
Should this also be successful, the game
is soon up with IP),vitwa'o. Usually,
tho more he 6de " tl
his terrible collars hold him, ontangiel
his fins and quickly exhausting his
strength. No sooner does he riso for
breath than the rowers dash close to
him, giving the harpooners an oppor
tunity to hurl their darts at his big
body, until he looks like an exaggerated
pin cushion. As his struggles become
weaker, the grapplinig-irons are thrown
on and the boats tow the carcass near
shore. To land their prizo, the success
ful hunters lash about it stout straw
ropes, and attach to them a cable, wind
ing the other nd around 4 windlass set
up on the beach. When, with gay and
lively songs, they haul the enormous
into chunks. I s tidbits go on the fish
erman's gridiron, or are juieled, boiled,
roasted, or fried.
Bome years ago, says a writer 1 had a
cat whose fishing proclivities and fond.
ness for the water was, to say the least
of it, extraordinary. 11er eccentricities,
so far as 1 knew them, dated froi the
first monment I saw her. A friend and
myself were fisliing in a forty-nero lake.
iu a large park, on a bitte% November
day, with the wind a dead nor'eastor.
Just as wre were thinking of desisting,
about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, miy
friend called my attention to a half.
grown hitten wrhich stood mowing biit
terly on the bank some 30 yards from
us. We called it once or twice, and, to
our surprise, it took the-water without
the slightest hesitation and swain to the
boat. After drying it as well as we
could, we wrapped it up In an old rug,
and gave it some of the bait from the
punt's well, which it devoured greedily.
I took it home after its very Arthuriani
advent, but it never became a domestic
animal. Tabby's chief delights on the
contrary, was to wander in anad out thi(
sedges of the stream, by which my house
stands, catching rats, moor liens, or
sedge warblers, and in Summer to poacl1
in the shallows for small fish. I havt
frequently found her doing this, andt my
bait can was never safe unless actually
fastened, for even if the lid were down,
somenow my lady Tabby would get ii
up and be at thei contents In a trico. .
kept her some four years, but at last wai
forced to shoot her, for she took to gamt
poaching in right good earnest, and
eonded by living in a rabbit's burrow from
which, after trying to her with'out sue
cess, shte was incontinently drawn and
shot. I have often thought she was
forest-born cat, of parents getting theiu
sustenance in the coverts, and living
there as oats will often do, after the first
departure from virtue in the direction of
-In the production of coal,, Jilinoli
is only second now to Pennsylvania,
The State bureau of labor reports -that
the output has increased from 6,000.01(
Sons in 1880 to 9,000,000 tons in 1882
and that the yalue at the isuas hasa
boon about a14,00an000,
UIats And Iabbits.
At the present time, when the inhabi
tants of the several Australian colonic
are searching for some means of dimin
ishing the vast numbers of the rabbits
which are devoui ing the produceo of the
soil, the history of the acclimatization
and utillization of the mungooso in the
island or Jamaica, which was rr-lated in
a paper read by Mr. W. Bancroft Ei
pent, at the meeting of the Zoological
Society lately may not be without
interest. A few years sinoo the growth
of erops in the island was so seriously
interfered with by the numbor of rata,
that laud was allowed to pass out of cul
yation, an expenditure of from X200 to
.300 annually on several of the estates
failing to keepl down numbers of the
three speoies of these des tructivo rodents
-the brown and black rat, and the cano
pine rat (Mus sacecharivorous).
Several attempts, to introduco animals
destructivo to the rats had been made,
but without success. Tie railli ant
(Formica onuivora) was offectual in cor
tain locahties, but it was equally efll,!a
cious in destroying native birds, ohio.
keum, puppies, aud even occasionally
killed calves. The aqua toads, as a
remedy, proved as bad as the diseaso, as
they kilied all ground birds, chickons
and eggs. Ferrets were also introducodl,
there being no musteline animal liative
to the island: But they were destroyed
by chigoes. Fox terriers were found
useless, as they were cut by the serrated
edges of the sugar caneo. In 1875 Mr.
B. Espont introduced nine nuigooses,
four malos and five females, one of the
latter with youag ones, direct ftom India.
Thoso were distributed, and in i few
months had bred freely. So great was
the destruction of rits effooted by (hose
animals that in two years the expendi
ture for the extirpation of rats had
ceased, as they were not only dissemi
nated by the introducer, but the young
mungooses were trapped alive by the
negroos at 5S. each, the original expense
of their introduction being about X1 per
head. The beneficial effoet of their in
troduction has been variously estimated
at sums varying from ?100,000 to 150,
000 a yerr.
In 1875 tile growth of cocoa was Al
mo.t impossible, the Cxport of chocolate
and cocoa nibs for the whole island only
amountina to ?870 per annum; in live
years the value of the export hind risen
t3 L!1,000. And eoffee, maize, peas,
most entirely ceased, wcre largelycul
tivated. The utility of the mungoose
was not confined to the destruction of
of rats, as it destroyed vast numbora of
snakes, toads, and land crabs. Since
the advantage of the rulingoos In Ja
maion has been proved it has been in
troduced into several of the othior is.
lands, as Cuba, Barbadoes, Porto Rico.
Several subsequent importatlione have
been made into Jamaica, but the ar
rivals sent irom England have not done
as well as those imported direct from
Tho oi ly objection made to the mun
noose is that it has interfered with the
ground-nod ting birds; thus the numbers
of the quail have been obseived to lbe
dliminishied. Domestic poultry have not
suffered seriously, or perhaps not as
much as they previously did from the
rats and snakes. In those parts of India
where they are found they aro not re
garded as being specially obnoxious to
lame animals. A singular result has fol
lowed their acclimatization in Jamaica;
they have effected an alteration in the
habit of the rate, that have taken to tree
climbing, making their nests In the ho)
lows of the trees where the mungoose
cannot follow t hem. Theosuccess wivchel
has attenidedi the acclimatization of these
animals in the West Indies may possibly
lead to a trial of their services ini Austra
hia as destroyers of the rabblit.
'I is liun4Ial tnas of Verona,.
A coriresponaent writes; at one place In
Verona i saw- some soldiers swim repeat
edljy across the surging river to save
women, chiklren and old men. At an
other they cliimbed outside the houses to
free the inmates. As we passed one par
ticular house in the part called Voronetta,
heartrending erles were heard. Tl'ore
was no way of gettingr at the inmates, as
the upper part of the house had fallen in
in consequence of the neighborIng building
..avang gaveni way. There was only anm
archw ay by which the people had formner'y
entered the house, andI now this archway,
long and narrow, was under water. Our
barge stopped for one moment; a young
soldier seemed so consider briefly-then
he threw off his jacket and hat. and smil
ing, as If he Were going to take part in a
(lance, jumped Into the water and (lived
under the archway. The (deed seemed not
only courageous but desperate. None of
us spoke; we almost held our breath.
Our eyes were all fixed on the archway
and( the mudi~dy water, none of us daring
to hope that the soldier would reappear.
But he did, andJ not only once. Three
times dId lie return, carrying In hi9 arm! a
child, half dead with fright at tihe immer
slon, but yet alive. There was no one
else in the ruin, and we moved on to the
other side. There the colonel had been
standing locking on at the exciting scene.
as we approached him he said never a
wordl, hut beckoned to us to come near
where he was. As tho heroic soldier
landed, all drenched, ho raised his hand to
his bare head to salute the colonel in mih-.
tary fashion. But that officer put his arms
about the soldier's neck and kissed him,
while the modest hero blushed and the
people around frantically applauded, I
asked the soldzer'satame bit oould not et
It. The man, with the natural dIgnity,
refused to teli it. Hie replied that he had
done only his duty, and would have niei
ther thanits nor publiolty.
W14owa An Rtilrjait Oioitais.
Not long since Wakelloid Starkey,
of Austin, while cr'osinig the track of
the Iiternitional & Great Northern
railroad on a valuable mule, was struck
by i locomotive and killed. The Mule
wits also hurled into e:ornity. Wake
fht Id Starkey, although a perfiet gen
fleman onl tile street, wasi a perfect
tyranit of the deepest (yo.. Without
any provacation whatover lie used to
boat his wife ard look her up in thc
wardrobe; lene, when sh heard of
his cenith, it was not so much a case of
heavy beinvoinent as it ias of mitigated
atfietion. A4 the engineer of the lo
comotive wits clearly to blame for the
th aceident, it was tsggesteid to the
widow that sho bring suit for damagos.
She resolve(d to do so, and callod it tho
oflice of to railway company. The
proper official happenol to be in. Tho
widow had such a clear c.oi against
the company that it, wits deemed advis
able to compromiso the matter
"Now, m11idam," said the filclial, af
ter the widow lid thrown her veil and
stated her busineiss, "vo aro williig to
do what is fair in this matter. There
it really no occasion to go to law. It.
is It delicato subject. to discuss, so 1
think, without going into the merits of
it; I will tender you a check for $3,000,
and you will sign a pIpe' releasi n g
the company froi all further detanitIs."
The widow started aud asked. -fHow
"I am aut horized to pay you $3,000.'
"I accept it," she said, , very
Th oneck was handed 3yer, the pa
pers signed, antd the widow walked out.
into the street in a bewildered frame of
mind. As she cashed the cheek she
said to horself coniidentially, "I didn't
expect to get more than $50. I reckon
tiiat railorad follow didn't know h, w
:>Ad that mule was."
It never octired to her that. she hitd
stistiniited a1nv loss inl the deatli of her
hiusband. On tho othur hand, the rail
road olicial saitl to one of the clerks:
The company wais getting off dirthe)ap.
Wo usually have to pay $5,000 for run
ning over lut.sbands.''
MaknI: F.1ee0 At My u0g.
In the early days of ThAt ii now a
very rich and widely circulated Michi
gan weekly iewspuaper, the editor had
occasion to bestow some advice on a
rich and iniltential citizmi. The ad
vice w1is pot kitaLly trtkrn. 01a the
that in latso io^Wno1'i"i '%Al 9hpei(9
somebody would be made to suffer for
it. It wis promptly repated, of coutirse,
md the influential citizen soon appear
3d and began:
1$ir! you have seen lit to attack ne
ahrough the columns of your paper. You
mayo declared war. I accept it. From
his on it shall be war to the knito. My
rother will withdraw him advertis
"Never advertised a line with us,"
replied the ewtitor.
"I will ask my frionds to roluso you
dil job work."
"Th'lis whole towni doceon't have $10
worth a yeair."
" You shall have no more logal adver
'"Never had a square of it yet, and
"'Sirl" exclatimedl influienftial, as lhe
pautsed( ini his wvalk," I will rido th rotugh
the country and stop) youtr subscrip
tionis; yes, sir, I will loso you 400 sub
scribeirs between t his andi~ Winter?"
''Four hundred, sir.".
''Colonel Blank 1" shouted the editor,
as lie rose up in his wvrathi," yon are
thme biggest fool in America!lfHow oni
earth aroc ycu going to take 400 sub
scriburs oil' may books wvhen thes Gaaetto
has onily 355, counting in ali tihe dead(
heads and deadbeats? Go away sir I Go
and~ take o our revege by thro wing
stones at my cow and manking up. faceos
at my dog
?tne Inatea of ine ruipa.
Rev, Henury Ward Beechai~r should
have gone on the stage instmat of the
pulpit. He makes of his pulpit a stage,
ho does comnmnplace things in such a
diramnatic way. Plymouth Church w'i
cro'vdod on Monday evening with one
of its characteristic atidienocs, and Miss
Frances E. Willard, of Chicago, deliv
ered a leture on the work of the
Women's Gospel Temperance Union,
which was received with great enthusi
am. As the prolonged applause at the,
close of her lecture died away Mr.
Bleechier ascended the platform, slowly
thoughtfully, and stood for a moment
regarding- almost staring at -the lee
turor with an expression of miungled
wonder and admiration. Then, turn
ig to the audience, he remarked, slowly
and meditatively, emphasizing the
words with nods of his head: "And
yet-she cannot vote!" It is hardly
necessary to add that It was some time
before the audience was quiet enough
for him to add in ringing tones: "Are
yout not ashamecd of it?"
-The Princess Louise and the Mar,
quis of Lorno will take home with them
a pair of wool blanketa, the finest over
manufactured at the Golden Gate Wool
len Mills, Sau Francisco, and the gift
of ox- Governor Loland Stanford,
Fiurz's erratio dog: Fritz has named
his dog Non tsequliar, because It. does
Do you never look at yourself whon
vou ahnse anathor nean.
F. W. HABENICHT,
Proprietor of the
MORNING STAll 8AL00N
I respectfully call the attention of the
public to my superior facilities for sup
plying everything lU my line, of superior
quality. Starting business in Wianu
boro in 1876, I have in all this - timo
givon the closet attontion to my busi
ness and endetvored to make my estab
lislnient F IRST-CLASS in evoiy par
tiOular. I shIll in the future, as in the
past, hold myself ready to serve m.)
customers with the best artiles that can
be procured in any market. I shall
stand ready, also, to guaranteo every
article I sell.
I invite an inspection of my stock ot
Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars, etc.
F. W. H1ABENICHT.
Scotch Whiskey (Ramsey's).
A. Bin Laubort and Marat Cognae
Rotterdam Fish Gin.
Ross's Royal Ginger Alo,
Jules Mumm & Co.'s Champagne.
0antrol & Cochran's Ginger Alo.
Apollinaris Mineral Water.
Old Sherry Wino.
Old Port Wine.
Old Cabinet Rye Whiskey.
Old Schuylkill Rye Whiskey.
The Honorable Ryo Whiskey.
Old Golden Grain Eye Whiskav
IRenowned btiandard yo Whiskey.
Jesso ~ '---n ~-hik
J u. . Swoot Mash Corn wmsron .
Old Stone Mountain Corn Whiskey.
Western Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Mountain Peach Brandy.
Now England (Fronoh's) Rum.
North Carolina Apple Brandy.
Puro Blackberry Brandy.
Pure Cherry Brandy.
Puro Gingsr Brandy.
Boston S. m Gin.
Rock and Rye.
Bocrgnor & Engel's Lager fleer, in patent
stopper bottles and on draught,
Now Jersey Sweet, Sparkling Cider.
Tolti, Book & Rye, Lawrence & Martin.
Rock and Corn,
Cigars and Tobacco
Syndicate Cigar, 5 cents,
The Huntress Cigar, 2j cents.
Madeline Uigar-All Havana-10 cents.
Don Carlos (Nub)-all Havana-10 cent.
Mineorva Cigar-Havana flleor -.5 cents.
Cheek Cigar-Havana fier-5 cents.
Our Boast Cigar-Havana filler--5 cents
Lucky Hit Cigar--Havana filfer--5 cents.
The Unicum Sol-Lighting Cigarette,
(Amber moath-pieco to every
'The Piekwick Club Cigaretto,
'aiii hilRihtondl Gem Cigrarottoe,
rjej aily Billiard ai Pool Par
lor il TDWII
ICE! ICE! ICE!
An abundance always on hand for the
use of my customers, I wil also keep a
FISH, OYSTERS, &O.,
for my Restaurant, which is always
open from the first of September to the
first of April,
I shall endeavor to pleaso all who give
ame a call.
F. W. HABENICIT.