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TRI-W EEKLY EDITION. WINNSIIORO. S. C.. FEBRUARY 13. 1883. ESTABLISHED 1848
AN QLD GEMSIAN BAiLLAD.
A shepherd naidoh lea her iambs
With mild anti grateful air .
To greener flelds of: olover'sweet
Where daisies blosspin fair,
Then heard sl,, In the twilight's fall,
Clear and distinct ;ie, cuckoo calliT
She sat down on a grassy bank
And to herself said alto
"To pass the time, I'll count to know
How long my life sitahL-Do.
A )iundred-ten"-nor was that all,
For still she heard the cuckoo call,
The Lihepird niaiden pDgrygrew;
Up from tle girfs site sprtlg,
Caught up her stff and ran yhth speed
To wher the opkoo sg.
lie saw,n :t to te wood he flew,
While echoed back ils call-cuckoo I
Sie followed him with lifted staff
Still In an angry, pood,
And when site turnhd, alle still could hear
His voice within the wood.
She hunted him from tree to tree,
Sel sIW he called out merrily,
Tired with her chase amoug tile trees,
Impatiently cried she
"Sing, if you like, your hateful song,
'Tie all the same to me I"
Turning, she met her shepherl swal,
N ho, laugfilng, echoed the refrainj
Tile meeting was a good one in spite
of the intense heat, and there was more
singing done by mosquitoes than by the
John Ulark sat by an open window,
where what breeze there was came in
and kept him comparhtively' comforta
ble, and then he bad on a clean suit
which his wife had washlik auct ironed
that day, notwithstanding the mercury
mounted high in the nineties, and its
freshness was an additional comfort.
His first crop of hay, much larger
thai usual, had that day been put in
his spacious barns without damage by
so much as a drop of rain. He was
well, strong, prosperous, and therefore
happy. The ride home was charming,
and as thc new horse took them through
Uhiriley Woods, with sure, ileet feet,
lie felt that life was very bright; and as
It thought of Brother White's remarks
about "we ary burdens," "feet tired
with the march of fife," he concluded
that the aforesaid brother was not in
the enjoyment of religion.
,Tolin's wife sat back in the carriage,
rusting her tired body and turning over
in her n.ind the renarks her John had
i1nade at thie meetig. "Bear yo one
inothera ourdeus," had been the subject
of the eveniug's talk, and John's speech
had been listened to with ovident relish.
"Your husband hlis the root of the
matter in him," said the pastor, as she
passed out. "I hope we shall all take
liced to his well-titned words."
"I think of hiring Tom .llirch as a
sort of spare hand and call boy geno
rally. 1 find this hot weather takes the
starch out of me," John said, as the
horse trotted through tho cool pine
grove, amid llicuers of moonlight.
"Will you board him?" asked Mary
Clark, in a constrained voido, with the
inemory of her husband's exhortations
still ill mind.
"Of course. I want him ovenings to
take the horse when we come irom
meeting, or if I have taken a friend
ou.i 1L ie rather hard to. go to work
directly one gets home."
"You are to hire him to bear some
of your burdens," said Mary, in the
sitme hard voice.
"Just so, wife. it stands me in hand
to 1'ractice, if 1 .preatch; don't you say
"I do. I am glad you are to hatve
hell); ias you say, it is hard to go to
work the minute you get home. 1 have
been foolish enough to have this ride
spoiled by thiinkcing of bread to mix,
two baskets of cthes to fuld before 1
sleep, of the ironing to-morrowv, and
dinner to get for four hungry men, and
baby to care for."
"'Don't crowd to-morrow's buirdens
into this pleasant ride. And it seems
to me that it would be bettor to get all
your house-work (done before meeting
"if I could, but that is Impossible;
milk to Strini, dishes to wash, Bonny
and baby to put to bed- all these duties
v come together, aiid tlten I am tired
enough to go to bed )n&Oclft *
"Take it easy, Mary; keep cool, avoid
all thei hot work you can."
"I wisl' I could 4have a girlJ, John j"
"Mother ulied to say girls were more
hindrance than' hblp. I 'guiess' you
would find them so, and then they
waste and break more thandheir wages.
I don't see how 1 can alford a6Rirl. Do
what you can, and leave some things
undone; that's the way to work it," and
John sat back with a-satisfied air, and
Mary thought of her husbands glowing
wordis in the prayerrineeting,
"I will do all 1 caln," said Mary, in
a weary voice. "What 1 'am obliged
to do is much beyond my strength.
The three meals come near together,
washing and ironing must be done,
baby shall not be nolected, and of
course 1 must keep ahe ,olothes wvel.
"One thing at a time''is the way to
*think of your duties. Pick up~ all the
comf ort you can as you 'go along. -I
have made up my mind to do so in the
"80 I see, by your thinking of having
an extra hand."
"Yes. 1 feel that I must take care
of my health f or your sake and the
"Certainly," Mary answered ip a sar
castic tone, ''how thoughltfuli you arie
,John made no further comment, but
inwardly wished that prayer muetings
(lid Mary the good they had once, and
wondeored why his wife was so chlanged.
"I am going with 'Squire Towne to
see a reaper, he says ho hardly wants
to buy without my opinion." This was
John loft his wire ironing, with the
half-sick baby sitting by the table in
the company of an army of flies; anld in
spite of the home scene, enjoyed his
ride along the pheasant road, well
plased to be seen so muoh with ithe
groat men of the town. At supper time
he came home with the new reaper
behind the wagon.
"By taking two we made a handsome
saving: anti, as I intended to buy one,
I thought I might as well take it now,"
he remarked, by way of explanation.
"It will save time and strength and pay
for itself in a. year."
Maty made no comment, but set
her teeth tightly together wheni she
remembered that she had asked in vain
for something to make her work easier.
A sewing machine had been pronounced
"hurtful; better have fewer changes of
clothing than run a machine," John
had decided when the subject was dis
cussed; "a gclothes wringer would be
constantly getting out of order. To
bring water into the house, would be
just to spoil the wtter. Nothing, after
all, liko the good old bucket. Mother
would never have a pump In her dayl"
"ly mothAr used to say all men are
seltish, and I begin to think she was
right," Mary muttered as she went to
the kitchen for the 'plxte'of hot biscuit
John was so fond of for his tea.
. ier husband a appetite was good, but
from fatigue and overheating herselr,
Mary coula not eat. His ride and the
society of the genial squiro had acted
like a tonic, but there is no tonic in the
air of a hot kitchen,
"-A commonplace life," she said, and
she jighed, as Phe cleared away the tea
dished, while John tilted back in his
arm chair on the cool, draughty porch
and talked over things with neighbor
"Why don't you buy Widder Patch's
cranberry medder?" asked Mr. Jones;
"it's going 4irt- cheap, and you can af
ford it." .. The sum was named, figures
that austomished Mairy, and she was more
surprised when she heard her husband
'I've half a mind to do it. I've just
had an old debt paid in, and, to tell
tho truth, affairs in the money market
are so squally, I don't know just where
to salt it down."
No tears came into Mary's tired eyes,
but her heart went out in one mighty
sob as she stood, dish-pan in hand, be
fore the disordered table, and thought
how cheaply she had sold herself, really
for 12 a wveek and her board, to the
man who had promised to love and
cherish her until death. The beautiful
piano she had brought to the farm was
never opened, but looked like a gloomy
casket in which was buried tho poetry
of life. The closed "best parlor" had
long since assumed the grimness and
mustiness of country best parlors, of
which in her girlhood she had made so
much fun. John was a rich man, and
in spite of his marriage vows and his
glowing prayer-meeting talk, was allow
ing burdens grievous to be borne, to
press on her shoulders, in order to "salt
down" his dollars.
Had she not th' duty to perform?
Ought she to allow him to preach and
never to practice? Had she not rights
to be respected? which were not by her
husband; for, she reasoned. ifl he al
lowed her to do what could be done by
an ignorant Irish woman for $2 a week,
then he rated her at that price.
"Widdor l'atoh has had a tough time
on't," said neighbor Jones; "she is
goiug to the West'rd to Ton, if sho
sells the med ler, and Jane is going out
to work. "Sh's tried sewing, but it
don't agree with her, and Dr. Snow
recommends kousowork as healthy
"'ITis healthy butbinoss," chimed in
.Tohn "SNew my wif is a oUud deal
better than when I married her. Why,
she never did a washing in her lif
until she came to the farm. I think
wvashiing and general housework is
much better than piano playing and
"So L say to the girls, who pester me
to b~uy an organ; bettor play on the
wvash board, enough sight, was the ele
"Are you going to o..v the cranberry
meadowv John?" Mary asked, as she saw
her husband making preparations to go
"Can~ you afford it?"
"We shall have to figure a little
closer in order to do it, but it is going
"You will have to give up Tom
Biroh, won't you and do the cho'res
"I have thought of it, but Tom .is
poor, aind to give him a home is a deed
of charity. 'No, we will save some other
"Hlow much do you pay Tom?"
"'Three dollars and his board. And,
by the way, hie says you (ldin't wash'
his clothes. Washing and mending was
in th~e bargain."
"I think Tom will have to go, for I
have hired ,Jano Patch, She wvill be
here to-night. Two dollars a week -I
am to give her. You want to practice
Boar ye one anothier's burdens,' as well
as preachl from the text, so 1 will give
you a chance. I will take my turn in
sitting on the cool pilazza after tna with
a neighbor, wvhilo you do the chores.
I think the timie has come for sonic of
my burdens to be lifted. By exchaing.
lng Tom for' Jane you will have $1 a
week for the cranberry meadow, You
say strong, active Tonm is in need of a
home; lie can make one for himself
anywhere. It is a deed of charity to
give JTane a home, and an act of mercy
to give your wife a little rest."
Before John could recover from his
astontishment, Mary walked out of his
sight, and1( taking the children, wvent to
the shut-up parlor, T1hrowmng op)en
the~ windows to lot in the sof t summer
air, with the baby in bor lap, sihe sat
down a'. her piano and began to play
"a song without words,'' at piece John
had loved to hear whetn lie used to visit
her in her home, where she was a petted
girl, The song crept out through the
open windowsa and around to John as
lie sat on the porch, and memory conm
pelhod him to give the song word. Not
musical poetry, but rather sober prose,
whereim washing, ironing, hard days
.at the churn, hours of cooking for hun
gry men, stoodo ut before his mind's
eye ini contrAt to the fair promises he
had made the pretty girl he had wron for
aae Patch came that avaning, anc
at once took upon herself many of Mrs.
Clark's cares, and no one greeted her
more cordiallvy than the master of the
house. Nothing was ever said about
her coming, aud Tom Birch did not go
away; so Mary knew that her husband
could well afford the expense.
She told me how she helped to make
one man thoughtful and unselfish, as
we sat on her cool piazza one .hot
August night; and I was glad that one
woman had grit enough to demand her
rights. If John Clark had been poor,
his wife would have borne her burden
in patience, but she had no right to
help make him selfish, and indifferent
as to her health and comfort.
Mr. Banerolts ICoses.
Mr. Bancroft the Historian, who resides
In Washington has a hobby. It is rose
culture. Fancy this ot a man who speuds
his days in setting up the dry bones of
facts, and breathing into them the life of
history I His winter home is a double
brown-stone, and had originally a small
strip or ground on each side of the cntrance.
There was one blaze of color from Febru
ary to June. Such hyacinths surely never
bloomed outside of a poem; and the tulips
looked as if some tropical bird had been
plucked near by, and its plumage scattered
broadcast over the over the beds. Every
shade and color in nature's paint-box was
represented; and under the wooing sun
and sott air of midwinter they thrust up
from the iuold long before the leaves were
out or the spring prince had kissed the
sleeping world to life; and in the snows
and storms that follow such a weather
truce they would stand erect and giowing
and hold their ground until the green was
washed into the hilis, and the cat-tails be
gan to frisk on the trees.
But all of this was only a prelude to his
rose garden. He bought a large lot which
joined his property at right angles, lacing
on Seventeenth street; of course he paid a
fancy price for it., as it was in ti heart of
the West End. Straightway he planted it
all in roses.
Such flowers I They ranged in color
from the palest biooni of Provence to the
passionate heart of the Jacqueminot;
Marechal Niel bends in stately courtesy to
Mtarie Gillot, and sighs in perfume for the
Cloth-or-Ood and the memories of the
Malmatson; Madame Malsh shakes her
petals at the White Croquet, the Attar
rose, the pale Safrona, and the Damask
Blush, the Micratlia lifts up its white cups
to the sun, and Maria Cook iaints in the
glow of a sisterhood whose very nanes I
have torgotten. The garden is like a tem
ple where a thousanti spices are burning in
flames of as many colors, and the venera
ble historian is the worshipper.
lie is an early riser, ani many a tnorn -
ing I have been awakened by cries and
comments, incoherent as to wordis, but
ringing with pleasurel 1 woull go to my
window, and there,bending over rose after
rose, would be the slight, elastic figure of
their adorer -his whute beard and hair
sweeping the freshness from their chalices,
and getting the first, perl umes of the young
day. lie carried a book in one hand and
"a three-legged stool" in the other, and
spent two or three hours just wandering
trom bush to bus-eh in an cestacy of content
-sometlilines kising the flowers,soinetimes
caressing them with his lin4ers, and fre
quently dropping on his stool under sohie
specially odorous cluster to read his book
to the accompaniment-sound sense and
His house at Newport Is surrounded by
a sea et bloom and fragrance,and lie makes
his roses the calendar by which ho tells off
his seasons. lie stays in Washmtgton until
June and the Jacquenunots die together;
then ho flica to lii3 imi Uzt a Mgartien, where
he lingers until the hardiest of its denizens
are dead and the ghosts of their ptala fall
in snow fron thue clouds of November. hiss
house m Washigton is stored with unter
esting things. the specialty being that
there is one of everythimig and iLhat one of
the very best, llis hoiiptahy is -lavish
and elegant, and his library what Rluskmn
would call "A tomnb of the kitags." in
bulkd the historian is, as I have said,shgh
his hair and berd are like cream colore d
silk, his dark eyes tender with the fires of
thirty, and his movements arc quick and
gracefuli. le rides every day on a firy
black horne, and can tire out, his young
companions ini a hartd trot every tine.
.Some years ago, says a wvritor I had
a cat whose fishing p~roelivities and
fondnuess for the water wasw, to say the
lenut of it, extraodinary. Her eccen
tricities, so far s 1 know them, dated
frem thme first moment I saw her. A
friend aind myself were fishing in a forty
acre lake, in a large p~ark, on a bitter
November day, wyith the wind a dead
nor' caster. Just as wve were thinking
of desistimg, about 4 o'clock imu thme after
noon, my friend called my attention to
a half-grown kitten which stood mewing
bitterly on the bank some 89yardls from
us. \Ve called it one or twice, and, to
our aurprise, it took to the wvater without
the slightest licsitationm anid swam to ihe
boat. Arter drying it as well as we
could, weo wrapped it up in oltd rug, anid
gave it some ot the bait from the punt's
wvell, whichi it devoured greedily. I
took it home after its very Arthurlian
advent, but it neover becamne a domestic
animal. Tabby's chief delight, ont the
contrary, wvas to wvander inm anid out tho
sedges of the stream, by which my
nouse stands catching rats, moor hens.
or sedge warblers, and ini suimmer to
poach in the shallowvs for small fish.I
have frequently fou.nd her doing tisi,
and my bait can wvas never sale unless
actuauliy insteoned, for even if tlhe lid wore
down, somehow my latdy Tabby would
get it up anid be at the contents ini a
trico. I kept her some four years, and
at last wasw forced to shoot her, for she
took to game poaching in right good
earnest, and ended by living in a rabbit's
burrow, fronm wich, after trying to coax
without success, she was incontinently
drawu and shot. I have often t~hought
she was a forest-born cat, of parents
getting their sustenanco in the coverts,
and liviing there as eats will often do,
after the first departure from virtue in
he direction of game poaching.
We must learn to infuse sublimity
into $rilles; that is poweor.
Flattery is like false money, It Impov
erishes those who receive It.
It is a great point of wisdom to know
how to estimata little things,
Society may be considered. with re
gard to the joys and troubhes of dining,
as diyided into three groAt zones or see
tions, whereof one alone is for the most
part greatly exeroisedwith tedailyprob
lem:--"What shall we eas ?" There is,
on the one hand, a privileged and much.
envied class that can eat pretty nearly
whatever it chooses, and which leaves
the task of selecting and providing the
dishes for the chef meal of the day to
some trusty subordinate. The unfortu
nate persons who belong to thiAotion
have usually a chief who :',4 found oaf,
what are their favorite viands, and who
with a moderate share of Ingenuity can
compone each day a bill of faro with
which the master or mistress of the
house will be pleased, or at least conten
ted. Very possibly this class may not
be so large as the vulgar herd suppose,
and a glance into the interior sanctum
of some fine house might discover a
Cabinet 1imister or the wife of a Knight
of the Garter engaged in the undigni
fled and unstatesmanlike proceeding of
holding a morning colloquy with the
cook. But the class, wehther large or
small, undoubtedly exists, and one of
the most notable specimens of it was
the great Duke of Wellington, who was
never observed either to know or care
what he was eating, and would hayo
found it far more difficult to draw up a
menu than to win a pitched battle in
the field. On the other hand, there is
the class of unfortunates- -or fortu
nates, as the philosophers call them
whose fare is regulated by a very simple
rule, for it consists of what they can
get. Not only prisoners and pensioners,
school-boys and lodgers in seaside
boarding-houses, must put up with the
food that is set before them by their
Daterers, but a large number of per
rectly independent subjects of her Ma
jesty, living in their own dwellings, are
reduced to a similar 4ecessity, and
spared the difficulty of making a choice.
rhe cottager who has inyested a suitable
share of his Saturday wages in a joint
is thereby oommitted to a diet which
lie cannot vary for the next two or three
dlays, or ut least can only vary, if he
dines at home, by cutting a different
vegetable from day to day from his
garden. But between tlicso .two ex
tromes lies the broad zone, including
the whole of the middle classes, of
tho!!e who have daily to answer, either
personally or by deputy, the question,
"What will you have for dinner to-day?"
Now, to a great many managers of
house-holds-young Wives, especially,
and nervous widowers this question is
fraught with untold terrors. It is the
one great trial of the day, never fully
provided against, ever new though al
ways old, a perpitual anxiety and exer.
cise for the mind, whose inventive
powers seem somehow or other to be
never in so slack a condition as at the
moment when the inevitable house
keeper appears with the well-known
formula en her lips. No amount of
experience or practice can overcome the
absence of that originality which is es
sential to a good domestic caterer, but
which Nature has denied to so many
wvorthy ladies capable of excelling in
all other departments ef the housewife's
Airt. For the epicure, or at least the
female epicure, is born, not educated;
and no amount of teaching in the most
approved school of cookery will atone
for the absence of that essential quahi
tication that the orderer of a dinner
should feel an interest in the work.
Th'Ius it is that the wife who is deficient
in this natural gift may be heard among
her most intimate friends entreating to
to be posted up in some nice now dishes
which will serve to ornament and en
liven her bill of fare for a month or so
to come, Lists arc then made out, or
pencil marks scored against the recom
mended delicacies in that cookery book
which the uninventive housewife never
fails to have at'hand. But the entrees
und entremets which looked and tasted
so nice at the friend's house, present
very often quite a different appearance
and flavor at home ; and the expected
successes are a often as not dismal fai
lures, especially when any particular
merit is expected in them. This sad
result will some times follow even "in
the best regulated households," and
when the cook is not only competent
but honestly desirous of giving the new
sxperiment a fair trial. But how many
cases are there whore this autocrat of
thie lower rogions is either unable or
unwmiillimg to achieve the proposed feat I
M. .Pierro G~iffard gives some inter
Rating information about that fashiona
1le disease known as kloptomania, lie
says that no less than 4000 women are
annually caught stealing from Paris
souniters, and the number of titled
ladles seized with kleptomania while
examining the fashions is almost in
credible. Among recent ondprits were
a Russian princess, a French countess,
an English duchess, and the natural
traughter of a reigning soyereign. Of
course, people of this quality never
appear in the police court, but arrange
a quiet settlement with the proprietors,
of ten making a round contribution,
occasionally as much as $2,000, for the
relief of the poor, as a condition of
being Jet off. The police authorities, it
appears, cnsent to suah nettlements.
There Is a young man In the county
Wayne, State of Miohigan,who is going to
be terribly astonished before the year 1888
Is more than a month old. The law will
reach out and clasp his throat just above
the Adam's apple, and he will get such a
shaking up and mopping around that he
will seem to feel his heels beating a tatoo
on the back of his neck.
They were In to see a iawyer-Mary Ann
and her mother. Mary Ann was a little
embarrassed, but the old woman was
calmness itself. When they spoke about
a breach of promise case the lawyer ask
"What evidence have you got?"
.,"Mary Ann, produce the letters, "con
manded the mother, and the girl took the
cover off a willow hasket and remarked
that she thought 927 letters would do to
begiu on. The other 651 would be pro
duced as soon as the case was fairly before
"And outside of these letters?" queried
"Mlary Ann produce your dilary, " said
the inother. "Now turn to the heading
Af "Promises," and tell him how many
times this mairiage business was talked
"The looting is 214 times," auwered
"Ncw turn to the heading of 'Darling,
md give us the number of times lie has ap
plied the tern to you."
''If I have figured right the total is 9264
"I guess you counted pretty straight,
ror you are good in arithmetic. Now
urn to the headime ot 'Woodhine Ct
tage, ' and tell us how ninny times he
ias talked of such a home for you after
"Tie footing is 1,395 times."
"Very well. This lawyer wants to be
rmre that we've got a case. Hcw maniny
imes has Charles Henry said he would die
"'Three hundred and fifty," answered
,he girl as she turned over a leaf.
"t0ow many tittes has lie called you an
"Over 11,000, mainina."
"low ahout, squeezing hand?"
"Over 394,000 squeezes."
"There's our easel" said the mother, as
he deposited li'askct and diary on the law
ers table. "Look over the documents,
mud if you 'want anything further, I can I
)ring in i dozen neighbors to swear to the i
acets. We sue for $10,000 damages, and
Ne dont settle for less than an eighty acre
aim, with builting in good repiir. We'll
,all again next week-good-day, sirl
Cot oR itunimag cirue.
Nvow York's total cnuirch expenses foot
ip about six million live hundred thous
Lud dollars each year. Tbc liguros in
ludc the pay of pastors, the building
mund, the cost of running the various
hurches and the outlay for missions
md aill benevolent purposes. Tie 1
auan Catholics lead the list. They hayo
some severity-five churches, and their
total annual out-lay is estimated at two
inillions two hundred and fiity thousand
ioflars, half ot which goes in charity.
'he Episcopalans come next. They
liave seventy-nine churches and chapels,
with twenty-livc thousand live hundred,
30mniunicants. Thoir outlay ii one
LilliuL one hundred and lifty thousand I
tiollars-six hundred thousand dollars
Cor church expenses, and live hundred
md fifty thousands dollars for bonovo
lent purposes. After the Episcopalians
Como the Presbytorians, with sixty
hurches, having a membership of
wenty-one thousand five hundred, and
in expense of seven hundred arid ninety
ive thousanid dollars something overJ
lialf of wvhiich is for church purposes." <
I'hc Methiodistsi havesixty-hive churches,
but their membership is only thirteen<
Lhous'mnd three hundred, anid their total 1
xpesons are set dlown att two hundred
md forty-three thousand dollars-two
hundred thousand dollars beiing for
shurch purposes. The liaptists, with
blhirty-mnx churchis and a meinbership
o~f twelve thousand sovi hundred, ex
pond nearly one hundred thousand dol
lairs more than the Methodists, their en-i
tire outlr ' g three himnd~red and
twenty- u 'lsand~ dollars. T1hae
Duteh ..* idthie Lutheran comn
binedi hi 'oit: ic ch urches, with a
miiielborhq u,. sixteen thousand, arndI
their expenses foot ump th ree hundred rand
sixty-hiroo thiousramt dollars. Tihe Con
gregationalists have only' six churches,
with two Lhousand four hundr-ed momn
Ijers, and at total expense list of uipoty
nix thousand dollars. Next conic tire
Jews, and they make a very good show
nug. Tihey have nineteen tabernacles,
*vithi a declared membership of $hree
~houmsand (the regular attondnco,
~houghi,,is at least four times that numi
bor) and an expense of over three hundred
A gentleman was arraigned before an
arknansaw justlee on a charge of obtain
rng money pinuder failso pretenses. Ho had
mntered a store, pretending to be a curs
omner, but proving to be a thief. ''Your
minme is Jim Lickmiore," said iho justice.
"Yes, sir." "Auid you are charged with
t crime that merits a long term In the pen
tentlary?' "Yes, sir." "And you aire
zuilty of the crime?" "I am." "And
yo'i ask for no mercy?" "No, sir.",
"You have had a great (heal of trouble
within the last two years?" "Yes, sir, I
have.'' "You hravoeolten wished~ thatj
you were decadl" "1 have, please your
hionor." "You wanted to steal money
enough to take you away from Arkan
naw?" "You are right, Judge." "If a
iran had stepped up and shot you just
is you enteredh tihe store you would bhave
said: "'hank you, sir.'" "Yes, sir, I
woubtL lnt, Judge, how did you find
yur so umuch about me?" "Bomie time
igo," said the Judge with a solemn air, "I
was divorced from my wife. Shortly
ifter you married her. 'rho result Is con
3husive, I dischargo you. Hlero, take
his $50 bill. You have suffered enough."
A cheerful face is nearly as good for
min valid as healthy weather.
The greatest evidence of demor-aliza
ion is the respoot paid to wealth. -
All the scholastic scaffolding falls as
m ruined edifice before one single word.
The T.umber Region on the Bussian
The mouth of the river, when we had
gone near enough to have a good view
of it from a headland, made a very
noble picture. The green hills on the
south slope gradually to a well-turfed
base, hiding the beach, but showing a
long sand-spit running out almost across
the very entrance of the little bay, be
hind which are calm shadows. The
northern headland, on the other hand,
stands in bold outline-a point of sheer
oliff jutting between the ocean and the
river. Yet the charge of those waves
rolling from the spicy archipelagoes of
the great Houth Sea, or from the bleak
coast of Tartary, is met, not by this
mole, but by an outer row of gigantic,
isolated rocks, overtopping the tide as
the stones of Oarnao rear their hea ds
above the 1evel. plain, And thi imdgina
tion can easily -believe some gitnnt 'of
old, more powerful thani the Druidsp'.t
havo piahted 'them as a breakwater.
guarding the .harbor. Around their
baso curls the angry foam of swift
3harging,.impotent breakers, and they
glory in the snowy clouds of spray that.
muvelop their ilanks, for thus the rage
of the mightiest of oceans, is proved
inoffectual, and the tanid wave' sink
bohind them into sullen peaco upon
the weody shore.
Such was the broad landscapo of the
region whero we cast our lot those
lleasaut June days, and waiech.,d the
mtting of the big trees.
Tradition says that credit for the
rery first attempt to make lumber with
i saw in this region (for the Russians
lewed all their beams and planks) be
ong to John Dawson and Bodega.
Dawson was one of throo sailors who
%bandoned their ship at San Francisco,
ts early as 1830, preferrimg the free
m(d easy life of the Calfornians. ID
wo or three years they became citizens
inder the Msexican government, and
ook up granted ranchles hernawiay,
Lawson marrying the (aighler of a
lpaiiah dragoon officer. She was only
ourteen when she went to live as mis
ress of the Canada de Pogolomo, and
mly seventeen when she found horself
he richest widow in Northern Califor
lia. Dawson's lumber wias cut over
nits by means of a rip saw, which he
inIdled without help. Not half a
entury later, steam mills in this dis
riot are turning out two hundred thou
and foot of lumber daily.
The deft.ruction of tress and shrubs
md consequent bare, bleak, dry, nit
)roductive and unhealthy present con
lition of the islands and districts 01
Arocco and the regions around, once
amous for their charms and shade, vOr
lire, fortility and populonaness is
4harged to the browzing of goats. The
lew governmont of (ypruss is consider
ng how these animals can best be re
luced or confined. Goats woro intro
luced into another Enghsh island
Saint Helena, within a century, and
he troos and shrubbory suddenly and
apidly died off so soon as they began
o be numerous. Tilei same obstacle in
difforont and loss degree is a rock of
tumbling in our attompta at forestry.
I chief itom of expense inl many situa.
ions is that of fencing in the ground
>lanted, until the trees attain ~a sizo
mnattackable by cattle. For best re
iults, close planting and entire oxclu
lion of animals are preferable, On
nost farms pawture is at times an ut
nost necessity. Every rod of ground
hat will yield any at all must be util
zed. If there is no grass the foliage
and even thme stems of trees must serve.
fence, with the best of intentions for
lonservation, sonmc unlucky day or
>inchhmg season occurs, when the hith
~rto wveli nursed plantation is browsed, 1
rokenm and greatly injured, if not
venus' an uaauaruy.
Venus is morning star throughout the
nonth, Though she has inad to descend
reom the proud position she occupied at
ho time of the transit, she is still the
airest and brightest of tihe starry throng
hat makes the morning sky tremulous
with brightness. Venus makesa a superb
ipplearanco now in the easthern sky in
,hae morninig, E~very lover of the stars
w~ho beholds her beaming face about the
)th of the month wvill be fully repaid for
~he troubleoof getting upj early, the price
.Teman~ded for (exlib itjin. She then
caches 1hcr period of greatest brilliutney
mi the western sido0 of the sun. Shte has I
wo of those periodts, one thirty-six days]
oeforo inferior co)njunction, when she is
~vening star, and the other thirty-six
lays aifter inferior conjunction, when
he is morning star. In the former ease
soon in the telescope, she appears as a
waning crescent, like the old moon,
[n the latter she appears as k waxing
3rescent, like the new moon. Oni the
19th Venus is in conjnntoin with Eta
)phiuci, a star in the constellation of
hoe Serpent Bearer, being two degrees
iorth. The planet and star will be at
heir nearest point at 11. o'clock in the
>voning, when they arc bolowv the hori
~on. They will b)0 suficIently near to
>o worth getting up) to see on the morn
nag of the 20th, whlen Venus rises not
ar from 4 o'clook. Venus rises about a
luarter before 5 o'clock In the morning;
it the end of the mouth she risos a few
nintes after 4 o'clock.
Industrial art now employs the skins
>f certain sharks for sleeve buttons and
he Uke-those, when dried and polish
~d, almnost equalling the choicest stones,
mud greatly resembling' the fossil coral
)orites. Tne yerteobres of the shark are
miways in demand for canes. The open
ng filled with marrow during life is for
this purpose fitted with a steel or iron
rod, the side openings are tilled with
nother-of pearl, anmd, when polished,
he cano is deoidodly ornamental,
F. W. HABENICHT,
Proprietor of the
1ORNING gTAR SALOON
I respectfully call the attention of the
public to my superior facilities for sup
plying everything ia my line, of superior
quality. Starting business in Wians.
boro in 1876, I have in al this time
given the closet attention to my busi
aess and endeavored to make my estab
lishrent FI1rST-oLASS in every par.
Alcular. I shall in the future, as in the
past. hold myself ready to serve my
3ui towers with the beat articles 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. HABENICHT.
Scotch Whiskey (Ramsey's).
A. Bin Laubert and Marat Cognaq
Rotterdam Fish Gin.
RoSs's Royal Ginger Ale.
Jules Mumm & Co.'s Champagne.
Cautrol & Cochran's Ginger Ale.
Apollinaris Mineral Water.
Old Sherry Wine.
Old Port Wine.
Old Cabinet Rye Whiskey.
Old Schuylkill Rye Whiskey.
The Honorable Rye Whiskey.
Old Golden Grain Rye Whiskey.
Renowned btaudard Rye Whiskey.
lease Moore Vollmer Rye Whiskey,
)1d N. 0. Sweet Mash Corn Whiskey.
Old Stone Mountain Corn Whiskey.
Western Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Mountain Peach Brandy.
Now England (French's) Ram.
North Carolina Apple Brandy.
Pure Blackberry Brandy.
Pure Cherry Brandy.
Pure Ginger Brandy.
Boston Swan Gin.
Rock and Rye.
3ergner & Engel's Lager Beer, in patent
stopper bottles and on draught.
few Jersey Sweet, Sparkling Cider.
P~olu, Rook & Rye, Lawrence k Martin.
Rock and Corn.
Cigars and Tobacco
Syndicate Cigar, 5 cents.
The Huntress Cigar, 2j cents,
ifadoline Ulgar-All Havana--1 cents.
Don Carlos (Nub)--all Havana-10 cents
~inerva Cigar--Havana filler-- cents.
Jheek Cigar--Havana Aller-5 cents.
)urr Boast Cigar-Havana filer--o cen ts'
iucky Hit Oigar--Havana fller--.5 cents.
he Unlen Self-Lighting Cigarette,
(Amber month-piece to every
ten packages.) .
The Plokwlek Club Cigarette,
The Richmond Gem Cigarette,
rh Dilly Billiaril ali Fool Par
lor in Towni.
ICE! ICE! ICE!
An abundance always on hand for the
inc of my customerq. Z wil also keep a
FISH, OYSTERS, &O.,
or my Restaurant, which is always
>pen from-the first of September to the
irst of April
I shall endsaTrOr to please all who glie
F. W. HlABE~NICllT
OPPOSitid OSTf0 Ol