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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION- WINNSBORO. S. C.. MAY 3, 1883. ESTABLISHE 1848
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Bee the fern leaves and foliago bright...
Vhich in forms of fantastio.display
Have covered the windows by night,
Blit faddat the full dawn of day;
So prospects and vision of hopI)e
Wich ilit throtigh my wearisonie brain,
DisaliII'ar when exI)08ed to the light,
I havo dreamt many diy-dream so fair
In i,niful scenes full of joy;
I have pictured a future so rare
O' bliss without tingo, of alloy;
Bitt I wake to the steri world once inore,
And I feel its broad glare once again,
Aiid my tiuciful vision Is o'er.
Like the beautiful frost on the p4ne.
Will nothing that's lovely ore lost
Save to m1look uH w-ith hopes and fears?
1 all that is titir to glide past,
Like the swiftly aid ftst flying years?
Wake, wake in the world there is light,
Oh, sing not this doleful refrain,
Or your hopes will soon fado out of sight
Like the beautiful frost on the pano.
High time declared the gossips of
Grayville, that Nannie Williams made a
choice of a husband, and gave to the
other girls, who doubtless would make
better, wives, if they had not as much
beauty, some chance.
Utterly absurd that the men followed,
one after or other, like sheep in a drove,
wherever her caprices led.
They were like a hive of bees con -
tending for one flower, and blind to all
the gardenful besides.
But Nannie only smiled when some
whisper of this reached her, and let the
Full well she know her power, this
simple country girl, who possessed no
dower save her beauty, and right royally
she used it.
Besides, it was not quite as the gos
There was no such butter in all the
county as that which name from Nannie
Williams' farm, and Nannie's fingers,
white and tapering as they were, moul
ded; no creanf was so thick and yellow,
and Nanny had sole charge of the dairy;
no house was more neat and tidy, wilh
a nameless air of feminine grace about
it, and Nannie, since her mother's
death, reigned sole mistress.
No wonder the young men felt the
race well run, with such a prize as its
True, she had a saucy word ever
ready, but one readily f orgave i harm
lessness for the sake of tho swAt brilli
ant smile which lent her pretty face its
rarest charm, and seemed to mutely
plead her pardon.
However, when it was least expected,
Nannio made her choice, and it fell upon
There was nothing to be said against
He was a good-looking young follow,
with a farm of his own.
He and Nannie would make a hand
some couple, and doubtless would suc
ceed well in the wcrld.
But for all that it was a surpi ise to
many of them, and one or two of the
more discerning ones said that she had
flirted shamelessly with Dick Arm
strong, and that quiet as he had ever
been, he had grown more so since the
betrothal was announced.
Nannie did not hear this, however,
nor had she seen Dick ,ince her engage
ment, until one evening some three
She had wandered down to the little
gate opening on to the road, and stood
leaning listlessly against it, when a
quick, firm tread broke the stillness.
She knew the stop well. and a flush of
crimson rose to her face, then receded,
as a tall, stalwart figure came around a
sharp turn in the road.
He gave a quick start, too, as he per
ceived her, and wouild have passed on,
merely raising the straw hat from the
* close-cropped blond head, but that her
-voice, a hittle tremulous, detain,d him.
DWicki" she said.
* He halted then, but made no move
ment to approach her, until she held out
* towards him a small white hand.
'Wick,'' she repeated, "of all my
friends you are the only one who has
not congratulated me."
"indeedlI" he answered, with a
strange, hard smile.
"I hope it is not too late."
And touching the little fingers for an
Instant only,' lhe turned away again as if
he considered all his duty (lone.
Hot tears rose to Naneseyes,
though from whence they sprung none
could have divined.
"You are cruel, Dick," she said.
"No," ho answered, "I am kind, but
believe me, Nannic, I trust you may be
happy. Good night!''
She spoke no iurthier word to detain
him, but stood and watched him walk
Her eyes still followed the direction
he had taken long after his figure was
lost to her sight.
"He never lovea met" she murmured
"He would always have been exacting
and jealous, and lie never asked me to
be bis wife.
'What right has he to complain?"
.But the girl knew that she silenced
only her onscience, and no voice of
his, when she thus spoke.
He had uttered no reproach.
Dared she to her own soul say he
could hayc found no cause for doing so?
e Sydney Richards found something
*r '.amiss with his pretty betrothed that
She shrank from his somewhat too
demonstrative caress, and turned upon
him almost-anrily when he asked her
to name the day for their wedding-in
fact to let the banns be read at once.
"You see, it'll soon be harvesting
time, Nannie, my lass," lie pleaded, by
way of argument; "and there's no deny
ing that the farmneedls a woman's hand
Sand a woman's care.
"it's all ready .for its mistress, and
,. why shouldn't its mistress be ready for
.~' o"impl because she isn't your maid
of-hralwork, Sydney Xichardd, to be
hrend then the season is most convenl
eneandthedemand for her mnost press
ing," was the girl's hot reply.
But her lover bore it good-.naturedly,
jncd just as heowaleavingshe peitntAy
let her arms steal softly about his neok,
while she raised herself. Q.
whisper in hio ear tU t h.
But-W lk, 4&
the butte 4ee1fnot come to-day, and
so her femper had not borne the test.
- Pardon thus sought might readily
enou&h be won for harsher sin, but
Sydney Richards imposed his penalty
for all that; and so it happened that the
next Sabbath morning witnessed the
reading of his and Nannie Williams'
Poor little Nanniel
She and her pride were waging a laid
fight just then.
It had been a lucky moment that
Sydney Richards had chosen to ask her
to become his wife.
That very day she and Dick had had
th,3ir first and only falling out.
It had been such a foolish matter,
and she had known herself quite wrong,
but she had determined that Dick
should yield, auct instead he had quietly
walked away, saying
"Nannie, when you acKnowledge -I
am right, send for me.
'It is only your pride that now re
fuses to acknowloge me so, and it is
with your heart, not your pride, I wish
to deal. Besides L iave something
more I wish to say to you then."
Ah, how well she knew what this
something more was!
As if it necred to be put into words!
As if she had not knbwn all her life
that Dick, ear'nest and tender and true
as he was strong, loved her, and one
day would make her his wife, though
he little liked and illy brooked her
Indeed, on this account had been
their falling out, but she had deter
mined this time not to yield.
And so when, a few hours after Dick
had left her, it chanced that Sydney
Richmrds came to woo her, liis tender
love phrases sounded very sweetly in
.her ear, and she gave him her promise,
scarce conscious'of all its import, but
glad to inflict on Dick some of thq pain
from whic4 her heart was suffering,
"I'm going to try the new colt,
father, this morninA," she said, when
it wanted but two weeks for her wedding
"Better not," said the farmer.
"I doubt if he's ever had a woman
on his back."
"He would not be the first horse that
I had broken to that," was her laughing
The farmer saili no moi-e.
He had in-.)licit faith in Nannie's
But when, a littlo later, she came
down the stairs dressed in her. habit,
she stwd.-to And -Dick A stranOz
holding the colt by the rein
"I had business with yonr father,
Nannie," he said quietly, "and the man
brought the colt round whilst we were
talking together, so I stayed to tell you
you must not ride him.
"He has a dangerous eye."
The girl smiled proudly.
"Many thanks for your interest in
my life, Mr, Armstrong; but since you
have acquitted yourself of any responsi
bihity in the matter, I feel doubly
tempted to try the experiment."
She stepped down beside the horse to
pat him with one little gauntleted hand,
a courtesy he acknowleaged by impa
tiently pawing the ground with his fore
Dick Armstrong's face paled.
Involuntarily he laid his hand on the
"You must not, Nannie, it is absolute
"And if it is," she retorted hotly, "to
forbid it is isydney Richards' province,
She could had used no better argu
ment to silence him,,~
He had paled before, but now cheek
and lips alike were -colorless, save for
one drop of blood upon the latter, where
his teeth had met.
One-insttat, the small foot rested in
his palm, in answer to her imperious
gesture for assistance, the ndit, girl
and horse. had vanished from his sight,
the colt-with bit fairly between his
teeth and running like mad-running
as only a vicious horse can run, dieter
mined to rid himself cf the human
being he bears.
Dick Armstrong forgot his anger, just
though It was, forgqt all save the great,
sickening dread at his heart-the dread
which was so soon to prove so fatally
well-founded-as, hastening down the
road, a riderless horse first came dashi
ing past him, and then, a fulh mile
further on, lhe met a party of laborers,
carrying in their midst a ghastly load.
At first, poor fellow, he thought it
that most ternible of all burdens-a dead
body; but as he bent over the face, so
deathly white but for the crimson stain
upon the forehead, a faint murmur of
agony escaped her lips.
(lently these rough men bore. her
Almost as seon Dick was there with
the physician he had summoned;. but
the latter, who had left him a full hour
without the sick-room, could minister
but little comfort on his return tog where
The girl mighti,'ve, lie said, though
only her wonderful health ,and youth
would accomplish that; but she would
be a cripple always.
Nanr le Williams a cripple!
No one. could reahlize it as the news
But as the slow weeks passed and life
as slowly as, erted itself, the doubt be
Ah, well, thme gossips declared again
it was sad enough; but better it hsa
happene#. then than latpr, when Sydney
Bichards swould haire been burdened
with a crippled wife his life long.
But Sydney himself, what did lie
'The accident -was fiye weeks old, and
the ihna fixed for her wedding had'
16lag gonie by, when Nannte sent for
The lovely fa&ie wvas as white as the
pillows on which.it rested, and thQ great
eyes looked larger than ever use they
met his, -
'The farm has had to wrait for -its
mistress after all, Sydney," she said,
a sad smile; "but it won't have the
OSa we had planned for it.
.d a woman's hand,
an nune are very useless hands now,"
and she hold them up-grown so white
"It isi't necessary to give you your
release from any pledge. perhaps; for of
course you undorstand I couldn: t burden
you this way.
"But I thought you'd feel better,
maybe, if you lot me tell you so my
The man looked down embarrassed.
He had meant to say something like
this himself for he wished a helpmeet,
not a drawback, in his wife.
But, somehow, the words sounded
differently from Nanmo's lips, and made
him feel small and mean.
Yut they were just enough, and when,
with a few murmured regrots, -ie left
her, the bond between them was forever
"Alone-honceforth alone and help
less!" she whispered to herself, while
the groat tears rolled silently down her
But afie was glad, too, that it was not
Sydney Richards' wife that spoke.
That evening Dick came in.
".ou can for.ivo me everything now,
Dick," she said.
"How good you have been to me all
' Sydney was here this morning, Dick,
and-all is over between us,"
"You mean he gave you up, because
"Hush, dearl" she interrupted.
"1 was I who released him.
"Why, Dick, any man would be mad
to take such a burden as -I am on his
"Then I am mad!
"Oh, Naunie, give yourself to me,
and I will be happier with my cross
than any king that wears a crown."
"You are a king, Dick," she answered.
"Oh, my lovel would that I had
proved worthy of you before it was too
late; but now-now it can never bel"
And plead as he might, he could not
change ker purpose.
"J love you--yes," she said, "too
well to accept now what oue I threw
For weeks lie pleaded, but Nannie
was firm, until one day he biought to
see her a young surgeon from the city
-a man who had gained wonderful re
pute, and who told her that by submit
ting to a dangersus operation she might
"Is it death or entire recovery?" she
"Then let me be your wife, Dick,"
she Wimpar-64'. iA OVQX lvr'Onwf. :--"
"I shall have that to give mc, strnuth
to recover, or I shull sleep better with
your name on the grave above my head."
.But, the operation over, Nannie woke
to life, not ouath, and strong and beau
tiful as in the old days, wears only a
tiny sear upon her brow to mark how
near she missed hor life's happiness.
The Great Russian Telescope.
The great telescope for the Russian
go7ernment has been completed by Alvan
Ulark and sons of Cambridgeport, Massa.,
and is ready for shipment. . This instru
ment has an aperture of thirty inches and
a local length of forty-five feet. To test it
the Clarks erected in their grounds a tem
p3rary tube on a pier of brick twenty-seven
teet, high. This mounting is in the open
air. -A ftw days agn some of the astrono
mers of the country were invited to view
the heavens through this telescope before
it.is sent to .Europe. It is now the largest
telescope in the world and a number ac
cepted the invitation and visited Cam
bridgeport. Among these attracted by the
great instrument was the astrono~mer of
the Providence Journal, who describes
what he saw in that paper.
-The night was very 'cold, but still and~
clear. The objects viewed by the party
were Saturn, Jupiter and the great nebula
in Orion. Tihe view of Saturn revealed
the most delicate markings on the rings
and dise, and gave to the moon Titan, a
perceptible (dise. The planet did not ap
pear much larger than in telescopes of loes
size, but the light was very birilliant,
revealing features which are rarely seen.
Owing to atmospheric or other causes, the
dlefinition was not as good as in smaller
instruments. Tlhe view of Jupiter was
exceedmngly fine, the wonderful cloud
coloring appearing in all its glory, 'The
moons appeared like planets of consider
able size. 'The definition was, however,
far from perfect and it may be said hero
that there arc but few nights in a year in
which the air is in ench a condition as to
give good definition in a great telescope.
'The loss of definItion from atmospheric
causes increases very rapidly with increase
of aperture, and the most perfect defintion
is sectired in smnall instruments of good
construction. 'rho matter of definition
did not affect the seeing in the view of the
great nebula in Orion and this splendid
object came out in all its wonderful pro
portions. Thins nebula has pi-obably re
ceived more attention from astronomers
than any ether object in the heavens.
The naval observatory at W ashington has
recently issued a large volume on it, giving
drawings by the earliest astronomers,
Tlho' great telescope' objective will now
go to Russia whore it will be mounted by
the governmeni, for the use of O'to tStruvo
in the observatory of Pulkowa, nine miles
south of 8t. Petersburg. -There will soon
be a larger telescope In this country, as
one of thirt,y-six inuhes aperture, is being
constructed for the Lick observatory on
Mtt. Hamilton, Califormia. Mr, George
Clark while in this city last hall mouanting
Dr. Swift's telescope iu the Warner on
servatory,expressed the opimion that thirty
six inches was the limit for the present.
Be believed that a second refracting teles
cope of that size would not be madeo, but
the tendency would be to the use of
simaller linstruiments that could be used to,
gregt9r advantage and on 'inore niitnerous
occaslons.' There is reason to bielieve that
the thirty-aix inch telescope will be some
what,dlsap1 ointing, howcvr perfect it may
*The Ar of ,vanity,is f4qa by the f ue
of fia ttery.
During a lecture course by professors
who have at their disposal a complete do
set* of physicial apparatus, tijere are o
some experiments perfo,med by them PC
which at first sight seem,very coMplicat- su
ed but which nevertheless may be re- py
peated by means of very simple objects. ti
There is, for instance, the interesting th
Lissajous experiment, Which consists, W
as the reader is perhaps 4ware, in throw- i
ing on a screen, by means of the oxyhy- TI
drogen lamp, the curves traced by one ad
of the arms ,f a tuning fork in sonor- al
ous vibration. An anilogous experi- th
ment may be exhibited by means of a mw
common kniting needle.:. Fix ou of the r(
extremities of the needle ' in a' cork to h(
serve as a base; then'to t1;. Ippok free ci
extremity attach a ball *pealing wax, at
and on this gum a small circle of paper at
about the diameter of .a pean, Now, ro
holding the cork firmly between the fo
finger of the-left hand, cause the needle lit
to sharply vibrate, either by bending it th
far to one side and then suddenly releas- n
iug it, or by striking it imartly with a, no
wooden ruler. The little ball of wax lif
surmounted by paper will be seen to des- fit
cribo a morejor less elongated ellipse, or co
a circle, according to tho intensity or ki
the number of vibrations. The phenorn- is
enon is very perceptible when care is th
taken to cause the needle to vibrate G4
under a strong light from a lamp; and, Of
in such a -case the persistonco of the im- to
pression on the retina causes the vibra- I'1
ting wire to form an image which has of
the appearance of a long and graceful c
bouquet holder, or a champagne glass. B1
Among the experiments sometimes ar
performed to demonstrate molecular at- C
tractions, there is one which is execit- 18
ed by means of an apparatus of a peul- th
iar structure but the same phenomenon tal
may be shown in a much more simple ro
manner, as follows: Having out two small h
sphores out of a bottle cork, place thpm cu
on the surface of water. If one of thed
bails now be carefully pushed along un- v
til it is in quite close proximity to the v
other, the two will be seen to quickly to
rush towards each other, just as a bit of
iron flies to a wagnet when the latter is th
brought near it. PC
A writer has pointed out a neat moth- fu
od of obtaining an electric spark by tu
means of a simple apparatus which he de
calls the "tea-tray electrophorus." A ur
qpmmon metallic tea-tray is supported am
on two dry glass goblets. A piece of th
common brown paper, cut so as to be a th,
little smaller than the tray, and with th
round corners is warmed, laid on the sh
table and rubbed briskly with a piece roi
of India-rubber, or with a clothes brush ; an
It is then laid down for an instant on vii
the tray. If at this juncture some per- a
son presents his knuckle to the tray lie in
W il a bri ht spat-k"" of be
favara bla,awil, %.U4n lid.a e"jo&
of inches long. By simply putting the fol
paper down, touching the tray, and B3,
again lifting up the paper, the tray is lY
again charged, and a large number of ne
sparks may be thus drawn one after the PC
other in rapid succession, The paper h
may be lifted by the hands. but it will ch
be found better if a couple of strips of be
paper be fixed on with wax to serve as
The sparks obtained by the tea-tray
electrophorus may produce a slight in
pricking sensation, but to give a regular be
electric shook will obligo us to store u- hi
a charge in. a Leyden jar. This import- of
ant piece of apparatna may be improvis - th
ed as follows: A round-bottomed glass
tumbler is procured-thin glass is pre- le
ferable-and is filled about three-quart- go
ers full of small leaden shqt. If shot is
not at hand dry coal aust will answer, br
though not so well, and great care must ar,
be taken to wipe clean the upper part of ov
the tumbler, Everything must be warm ch
ana sovupulously dry. Into the shiot is
inserted a silver spoonl to serve the "]
place of a rod and knob. The tumbler ov
is held by grasping it well in the bottom
of the haed, so that the palm may cover ii
the whole of the rounded bottom. Hay- sh
ing thus prepared and grasped the im- w
provised Leyden Jar, it is to be charged so
with sparks from the tea tray elootrop- ci
horns. It shouid be held with the gi
spoon handle near to, but not touching mi
the edge of the tea tray, while another of
person performs the operations of lifting we
the paper up and putting it down, then w<
touching the tray, then lifting up again th
and so on until a dozen arm ' have at
been sent into the jar. (N touching.
the "knob" a smart little d -ock is ox- lii
porienced in the wrists an/, elbows, -and fr.
a short, bright, snapping siparkc aninoun- ci
ces the discharge of the jar, at
Tihe application ot gold leaf to china- wj
warn, is done either by adhesive varnmsh uj
or by heat. Trhe varnish Is prepared by c(
dissolving in hot boiled linseed oil anm
equal weight of eIther amber or copal.
TVhis Is diluted with a proper quantity of
oil of turpentine so as to be applied as thin
as possible to the parts to be glt. Let 1it
stand after varnishina about twenty-four ae
hours, then heat in an oven untIl so warmn
as almost to burn the fIngers when handled.W
The. heat softens the varnish, which to
then r .dy to receive the gold leaf, whichA
may be applied with a brush or pledget ot
cotton, and the superfluous portions gi
brushed off. Burnish when cold, inter- it,
posIng a piece of thin paper between the u]
gold and burnisher, Where burning in is m
practiced, the gold reduced to powder is -ar
nmixed with powdered borax glass (anhy
(drous borax\, moistenied with a little gum
water, and applied to the clean surface
with a camel hair pencil. When quite dry
the article is put into a stove heated to
about the temperature ot an annealing
oven. The gum burns off, .and the borax,t
by vitrifying, cements the gold with great ~
firmness to the surface. t
Polished steel may be beautifully gilded,
by means of the ethereal solution at gold.a
D)ssolve pure gold In aqua regla, ovapor-b
ate gently to dryness, so as to drive off the St
superfluous acidi, redissolvo in.water, and P1
add three times its bulk of bulphurlo ether. W
Allow to stand for twenty-rqur hourS in a al
stoppered bottle, and the thereal solution i
and gold will float at top. .. Polihe.od steel i
dipped in this is at once beautifully gilded y
and by tracing patterne on;thie surface of at
the iibetaI ,With any kind of varnish, beau- ti
tiful devices In- plain metal and gilt' will ft
be piodnced. For ottierrmet#1s the eloctro it
process is best. 0
Life.in a Lirathouse.
There are horTible stories told of former
ys. when a couple of men being on duty
some isolated rock, one of them hap
ned to die in rough weather; when the
rvivor, fearful of being charged with a
nao, remained shut up in the closest
oximity to the corpse of his comrade
i the lull of the storm brought relief and
r opportuL%y of explanation. Recently
D heard of a case which might well seem
Dredible wore it not amply authenticated.
io watolmen on the Wolf Rock, oppo
e the Cornish coast, were cut off from
I communication with their kind through
e drearlest months of the winter; and it
'i nearly the middle of January when
11of reached them at last. Nowadays,
>wever, the light-warders in similiar
rounistauces Invariably consist of thi ce
the least; and both on the light-towers
d in the light ships the men are sur
unded by all manner of material coin
rLs. They have rooms as snug as the
nited structural arrangements will admit
ay have ample rations of excellent food,
r are the needn of their minds by any
glected. Still it must be an unnatural
e at the best. and one that is perilously
Led to nourish sombre fancies. We may
neeive that in the men who take most
udly to the occupation, the imagination
seldom strongly developed; but never
oless they must be quick and intelligent.
moral speaking, soni moderate amount
exercise Is believed to be indispensable
preserving the balance of the bodily and
mntal powers; rud in the dullest routine
ordinary drudgery there are usually oc.
sional changes of scene and company.
it in nMany a lighthouse the occupants
3 hold fast by the legs, for exercise be
mes something more than effort when it
reduced to practicing the treadmill upon
D steps of a corkscrew staircase, or to
ing half a drzen steps upon a slimy
,k at low water. The crews of the light
ips are somewhat more favorably cir
instanced in this respect, since they can
their walking on a more or less roomy
ck, and they enjoy, besides, a gienter
riety of company. But the lite in both
ics must be intolerably monotonous; and
a landsman there would be little to
oose between the terrois of the one and
a other, when the sea is wrapped in in
notrable fogs or is being lashed into
ry by howling temposts. In a storin,
a lighthouse is in reality the safer resi
nec of our modern engineers, it is most
likely that another Eddystone will be
ep, away. Yet as the waves rush up
o sloping sides of the tower, and toss
air tons of seething gk,cn water against
3 lower courses of nasoi,y, seeming to
ake the massive struc'ure fr'n, the light
>i to the foundation, it m,st i1Qd ierve
d long habit to resist the belief tiat the
>lence of the elements may bring v;bout
,atastropho. As for th light ships. be
g moored in shallower water, they iay
less exposed to the extreme fury of tho
bAllrll thWrj ef eadil?
it, on the other hand, in even moderate
bad weet.her they must always be emi
ntly disagreeable places of abode. The
cuhar jerking motion, when the natural
aving of the ship is being perpetually
acked by the stralning cables, is said to
trying to the iost seasoned of mariners.
Mrs. Helen Williams tells the follow
:: Not long ago I stood by the death
d of a little girl, From her birth she
d been afraid of death. Every fibre
her body and soul recoiled from the
ought of it.
"Don't lot me die." she said, "don't
me die. Hold me fast. Oh, I can't
"Jenny," I said, "you have two little
others in the other world, and there
3 thlousaII(Is of tenler-hearted 1)e11
or thoroavhio will love you alat take
re of you."
But she cried out again despairingly,
)on't lot, me go; they are strangers
Shle was a little country girl, strong.
abed, iloot of foot, tanned ini the face;
e was raised on the frontier, the fields
re her home; she shunned the pre
ne of strangers with that childish
abarrassment born of a beautiful ima
nation aiid faith in the ponsibility of
mknowni manhood and womanhood in
hers, based doubtless upon the coming
rth of her own wvomanhood. In vain
a tried to reconcile her to the denth
at was inevitable. "Hold me fast,"
.0 cried, "don't let me go."
B3ut even as she was pleading, her
5tle handat relaxed their clinging hol
am my waist and lifted themselves
gorly aloft; lifted themselves with
Oic straining effort that they lifted the
risted little body from its reclining
sition among tne pillowe. 1Her face
ss turned upward; but it was her eyes
at told the story. They were filled
ith the light of divine recognition,
imey saw plainly something that we
uid not -see; and they growv brighter
id brighter, and her little hand
iivered in cagorness to go where
range portals had opened upon her
tonished vision. But oven in that
promo moment she did not forger .to
ave a word of comfort for those who
ould gladly have died in her place.
"Mamma," she was say, "mamma,
oy are not strangers. I'm not afraid."
ad every instant the light burned more
oriously in her blue eyes until at last
seemed as if her soul losped' forth
>on its radiant wvav0s, and in that
olnont her trembling form roeapsed
aong its pillows and she was gone.
The subject of norve stretching was
cpntly brought before the Harveian
miety, of London, by Mr. ['ye. In
is case a patient had suffered for
ara from seiatica, and had been
lated with huge doses of mor phia
thout relief. The nerve was laid bare,
Ld pulled backward and forward forei
y, with from eight to ten pounds pres
re. The wound healed well, and the
Lmn was lost, but some paresis followed
bichl soon wore off. . The~ latient w9.e
>le to resume work. 'In redakd to tis
atter r,e may add to the aibeie that
te list of eases of nervo stretching as
at performed is not large enough to
ittle the question of justifiableness of
te operation.. It has boon les success.
Li in tetanus than neuralgia, and
promises best Wehere the udrv. is
mnranged by an inflammatory area
Ini her old arin chair sle'H sitting,
As in days of long ago.
And Hho'8 kult ting, kiiltting, kuit 1 ing,
(lentlv rocking to aind 6ro.
And a Aarkening thought steilim over me,
Like lite shalttows on the ilawn,
O11 lie lonely days before m1e0
Atter gralnmamm11a is gole.
Oh,' wheln grandi.una1. is gone,
When grandinumia is gole.
Att her pray'rs and tears anl toil for n
a re o'er,
Who will lcer Its day by day,
All aloig the pIlgrini way,
To the beititifitl, the ever-Mliniig shoro
Years ago, i dear couilpaiMon, ,
'roilnisud her(, it blushling bride,
To protect, to lovo ait cherish,
Even till death shioitl thonli livide,
O'er.a low imotind 'IlVath the WilloW,
811n1n1er roses long have blown,
ThIey will bloom above another,
Ater granldinalilni is gone.
'Neath 1h4 hill the mmin is setting,
A nld Ih twilight shallows collie;
Still she's wailing, walling, waiting,
Till her Master 'alls her hoine.
Atid I weep 6or 'riends dep-artei,
While they're going, one by one,
We shall hav onie. nlorn ill heave-i
A kl*' grandt1i1it ini 1m I goie.
Tiho Art of Lyliig in lid.
One of the most useful, yet neglected
f all the arts Is that of lying in bed. Thc
lamage that is done by persons getting up
a past. all reckoning. All the mischile
Lnd crinn, the counterfeiting and forgery
,he murder and thelt, are prepetrated by
)artids who persist in gettlig tip. Nol
mly individuals do wrong by leaving thoi
)cds, but rivers as well (o an imuens
imount of damlago. Witness the Ohik
[liver, which left its bed a few weeki
ince. How much damuago has its diver
ion wrought I What an immense, ieal.
.ulable amount ot work, labor and expense
as not its early rising caused? What mat,
mas ever dunned by a creditor, had his
3ye put in mourning by a too close proxim.
ty with some ono's list, broke his leg on a
;hppery pavement, was run over by at,
miubtis, who lay in bed ?
What great achievements have been a1
lomplished in war, in Poetry, i hterature
)y genius abed I What noble thoughts
lave been born between the sheetp, and,
).ice delivered froni their authors' brahs,
;one, Jehu-lhke, whistling down the race
:ourse of time I "Coining events cast thei
ihadows bolore" -one ot the nost, meli.
)rable lines in the English langiagC-oig.
nated with the gin-loving poet, Toni
Jamp,)bell, one morning buiore be had
risen. Longfellow thought out that ox.
Iuisite poem, "The Wreck of the tiesper.
1s," after he had retired. Ben Franklir
;aid: "Early to bed and early to rise
nakeR a man healthy, wealthy and wise.'
Now, Franklin ptarted out all right, but
4ot mixed when he said "early to rie.'
yhere is the fatal pistake. People who
rise early are euro to catch the malaria
)us gerns; suYii &1iii96 1l(&'"i
warmed them Into life, giving them wings
iad set them adrift. Poor, iisguidec
nan, ho arises, Inhales them all ; they
ructify and poison his entire system;
ionce chills, fever, malaria and half the
lis that human itesh Is heir to.'
lise iefore the sin,
And nike a breakfast of the morning tew,
Served up by nature onl smio grass liai y.
You'li 1Iid it nectar.
Was ever more arrant nonsense writteh
?aucy a man getting up on a cold, rainy
norning and climbing one of the high hills
ibout Cincinnati on an empty stomach,
ad leaving tile French coffee and hot rolls
)oached eggs and oyster stew, to eat
What I Why, (low. How long would that
'ellow last ? Wouldn't he be a fit candi.
Inte for Longviow, and no questions askedi
3ut, the early bird catches the worm. Yes,
)ut that sharp boy knocked that do.
usion in the head forever and1( eternaitlly
rhen he saidl: "Fathier, there's the point;
vhiat in thunder did( the wormi get up so
arly for I'' He trifled with destiny; he
empted fate ; he should not, have done
t. That boy was a benefactor to the
umian race, iIe was sound( on the lic
The French proverb says, Do lit a las
able, do la table au lit-"lrom bed to
grub, from grub to bed," That's some
lhng like it. Get up and cat, eat and go
o bed again. Why not?9 All the animals
ho it. All nature, the grandmother of uc
ill, teaches it,. Every animal in the world
pats and seeks repose. The coW cats, and
ytng down, placidly chews hier cud ; th<
mnaconda swallows an ox, horns and al,
tndi goes to sleep-"seep that knits ul
ho raveled sleeve of ca e ; the birth ol
>ach day's life, sore labor's bath, balm o:
flirt mhindls; great iiature's second course:
3hief nourisher in life's feast." And ye
this is what they would dleprive us of wh<c
say get uip and who oppose the art of lyini
~ A Spamish Minister, suddenly raised t<
:>ower, signalhzed the event by going t<
)eci and staying there for fear lie might
uave something to do. it was in bed, at
~he little inn at W aterloo, that the Duke 01
Wellington received the list of the terrib<
casualties of the fatal 18th of Juno. GIray'
"Ode to Music" was written in bed, ant
Barn Johnson's "Lobo's Voyage to Abys
smia" was dictated to the printers befor<
the great author of the "Lives of the Po
ata" and lexicographer had arisen. Pete
Pmndar (Dr. Wolcott) was ao fond of lying
abed that lie received his visitors lying be
neath spreads and counterpanes. Rtossin
wrote one of his finest operrs in bed, an
was too lazy to pick up a sheet that hiad
fallen away, George NV lay in bed t<
read the newspapers and Macaulay reat
twonty pages of S3chiiler before gettIng up,
John Foster thought out his sermons ii
bed and the methodteal Anthony Trollopt
tieed to read an hour before getting up
Jynical Pope wrote:
I Wake at night
Bools come into niy head and so I wrIte.
sirs. Macbeth strikes the keynote whiei
the shouts . "To bed I, to bed I" Peopli
iunt, the world over for pleasures, indulgt
Li all sorts of mad pranks in their searol
for recreation and repose; roam from thi
Notth Pole to the S3outhern Cross, penes
rate African junglils and freeze with' Si
btirians and L&plandeo's, clinib the Alps
iwelter at Sarafoga and1 Long Branch It
pursuit of pleasuve. Alas 3 -they,seek hap
piness whore it is not and neglect It Wher4
it is--in bed.
ovver get apt) 'Tis the scretof story ;
Notbtin so true can htilofoph) preach;
rhlnk of the namecs th ft are famous In glory
Never got up ts the lesson they teachi.
Ho0w ha'e meEt com ''mriaedtatrtachiol@ieente
1iow have molde the -W9rid to their will?
'Tim that taid sorrows ad threats and bereave
'Never get .m" was theitr principle sti4.
A ATnin1 RWoma1ea.
Bpencer & Hiner, of Fon Duc Lac are
the attorneys for the saloon keeper, Alex.
ander -cKaue, who is one of the heire to
mines i New Atexico valued at over
$1,000,000. The circumstances are as
follows: About the year 1871 Frank Mc.
Kane went from Indiana to New Alexico,
and, like nearly all men who go into a
uning country, he located a number of
claims. He was a bachelor, and livp4 the
life of a thriftless vaLrarondi for several
years, when he opened a saloon. He
maintained himself in the busi. ess, not
keeping a very elaborate place, until 1880,
when he died of smallpox, poverty-strick
en and deserttd. ie had not even a friend
left to communicate the intelligence'of his
death to his E tstern relative', it it was
ktLown there he had any. Hjs ff%mlly, con.
sisting of three brothers, did not leain of
his death until a short tino ago, a gentle
nian appeared who was desirous of pur
chasing their rights in the mines alluded
Alckane's family consists of Alexander
McKane, of this city; James alKane, of
Clay county, Indiana, where lie is a col
lier; and Samuel AlcK-ne, now co fined
in the Indiana ptnitentlary at h1 chigan
City. The last was iucaro rated tor bur
glary, but prolonged his term of I prison
nent by attoip,ing to how a le off one
of the prison guards. There w also an
other meuber of the fannly, wl ,it was
reporte(,died of yellow fever in t e Suth.
le was a fugitive Irom justice, id there
$10,000 reward on his head for murder
comnitted in Texas some years s ce.
Shortly after b1cKane's death I trans
pired that soni c.t the mines whic he 10
cated were exceedingly valuab and
Brown & Young of St. Louis, set t
getting possession of thein. The I ro
of the firm is B. Gratz .rown, who was a
candidate for the Vice Presidency with
Orecicy. They sent out Daniel Murphy to
Dunt uIp the AlcKano heirs and huy them
o1r. Murpny obtained a quit clain deed
from Jies McKano. in Indtaia, for
$1,000. le imade the saie kind of a
trade also with Sanucl, in the poiteti
ary at 1lichigan Oit.y. Ile w aVome time
accomphishing his object with Alexander
AcKane. of this city, on account of- the
peculiarities of the person with whom he
had to deal. Alurphy represented that the
mines were of little value, that they were
undcvcloped and involvei in litigation,
that McKane's claim had been sold out,
and that lie simply wa'ted to perfect his
title to the property. Alexander Is some
what eccentric and rather superstitious.
lie was, it seems, a little suspicious, and
employed Spence & liller as lils lawyers.
''hey wanted to look up the mines to as
certain their real value, but McKano was
unmanageable by lawyers and obstinate.
R-irphy offored him $5,000, and, despite
the auvice of Ilis counsel, lie took it, giv
ag a quit-clani deed of his interosi h --A
brothcr's itining olali. tpepvo
and made inquiries by telegraph, learning
enough to warrant beginning suit against
Murphy, before Doi left tie city, to set
aside his convoyanco on tbn grout. d that It
was obtained by false reprentations. blc
Kane repunte(d of his rashness in giving
h1r. Iliner afterward spent soue time III
hunting up James AlcKan, taking Alex
anuder along to assist him. James retained
the firm to ight his case also. Mr. Spen.
cer has just returned iroin a two weeks'
trip to Mexico, looking up the legal points
in the case. .11 found that McKauc died
possessed of a cl-ar thic to a one-half in
terest in io less L1ihani live mines viz: the
Viola. the Penelope, the Windward, the
.lver Bell, and the Webster.. Murphy had
been interested in securing tittes to the
first three are worth over $1,000,000, and
have been imiproved to soine extent.. Alur
phiy transferre(i his tittlo by a trust deed
to B. Gratz Brown, o'f St. Louis, and John
E. Price, ot Grant county, New Mlexico.
Suilts were therefore begun there t.o set
asitie their title antx the wihole matter is
naw In the courts.
"Wool, Bridget,"' said Margery,
"how did yeu got along with the doe
Bridget-". Says I, "Och Doothur,
dear its my tooth that aches entirely,
and I have a nmindt to have it drawn oot,
and it plaizo yel" Says he til me, 'Och,
murther, can ye ask me that now?'
Says I, 'Sure haye I slept day or night
these three days?' So thin the doethur
took his iron instriunont in a hurry,
with as little con. arnmont as Barney
would swanpe the knives anid forks from
the tables. 'lie aisy, Doethur, sa.ys I,
'there's tinto enough-you'll not be an
such a hurrY when your thurn comes,
I'm thimking." '0, well, says the Doe
thur, 'and yor no ready now you ma.y
come the morrow.' 'Indade Doetliur,
I'll not stir from this sate wid this auld
tooth alive in umy jaw,' says I; 'chip on
yor pinchers and miind ye get hoult of
the right one-ye may tuizily see it by
its aching and j Lmping.'
"With that ho (labs a razor looking
weapon intil the miouth, and outs up the
gums, as if it were natught but cowid
mate for hash for breakfast. Says I,
'Doothur, what are you afther? .D'ye
want to make an anatomy of a living
creather?' 'Sit still,' says lie, jamming
somethmig like a corksow into my
jaw, and twistimg the very sowi ,out of
me, I sat still, because the murdgring
thiafo hell me down with his knoes and
the grip of his iron in my lug, Ho then
gave an awvful pull, bard enough tco
wring a wet blanket as dry as gunpow
der. Didn't I thiink the day of judgnient
was come till mo? Didn't I see the red
fire of the pit?
"I felt any head fly off mxy.shoulders,
and, looking up, saw sootjing nu the
doothur's wroeng-Iron. 'Is that my
head you'yo.got'thofe?' %gus I. q4, it's
your only tootli'bomalleinawor 'Maybe
iis,,' says 1, asmy 43os began toon,
andI by pimt4ngzmy-.hand ispIfound the
outside of mny face op, *oighJfelt as
if all the ir side :hade becai ha 1 out A
I 'h a takentia dolar1 for' the
opasration, but l' thought'd~r. j is g3un
the: prie, so I 'sayan 'Doethur, 4ow
much:~ may 9~ i~ xeside tt*igie?'
says.I. 'Bare J've not b~sbi~h
threeddays to thd tigit' IO %o
- ulin1 t act~