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TRI&'WELEKLY EDITION- WINNSBORO. S. C.. MAY 31, 1883. ESTABLISHED 1848
Leail"! iother tenderly
Do n'1 . ,tep decline;
Once her aria 1N; thy support,
Now she loais11tn"
Se upon her loving fae, ?'
Those deep lines of care;
Think-it was her toil for thee
Loft that record there.
Ne'er forget her tireless watch
Kept by day and night,
Taking from her step the grace,
From her eye the light.
Cherish well her faithful heart
W'hicl, t.hrougli weary years;
Echoed with its-sympathiy
All thy smiles and tears.
Thank lod for thy muother's love,
Guard the priceless boon;
For the bitter parting hoar
Conoth all too soon.
When thy gratetil tenderness
Loses power to save-,
Earth will hold no dearer spot
Than thy 'not.hor's grave.
111s RIVAL I
It was the time when lilies blow.
The pearl-grey clouds wore sailing
and piling themselves lazily above, and
behind these were "(leptlls beyond
depths" of clearest azure.
The crickets chirped drowsily among
the drooping grasses, now and then a
bird uttered a faint protest against the
heat, and dropped into silence again.
Dell Irving tripped down the garden
path with its fringes of feathery ferns
and pale, sweet-faced violets.
She was looking as cool as if the day
were filled with delicious sea breezes.
Tle golden hair, piled on the dainty
head in the indescribable manner fash
ion dictates, was shaded by a lingo chip
What a picture she made, as, scissors
in hand, she stood and contemplated the
sweetly-blooming flower-beds before her,
filled with their ol fashioned favorites,
as well as newer, rarer flowers.
A small, yet perfectly formed young
girl her every action and gesture a poem
in itself, so unconsciously graceful was
But when you noticed the pretty arch
mouth, you were somehow compelled to
believe that Miss Dell,was not quite so
innocent as she looked and that she had
a will of her own, if she only chose, to
Another figure flitted up the gardent
path--thlat of a young man, tall, dark
stalwart and handsome.
The "dark, dark eyes" lit upl) when
he saw Dell, and he waved his hand
"Isn't it warm to-day?"
Rick said this with a profoundly wise
look, as if afraid Dell might not yet
have discovered the fact.
Then lie fanned himself vigorously
with his straw hat.,
"Do you really think so?" with sar
casm. "Why, I was laboring under the
mistaken impression that it is rather
cool. I'm glad you caine to undeceive
me " gratefully.
Don't be ridiculous!" said Rick An
Then-"Won't you give me a flower,
Dell?" with an insinuating smile.
"Here is the 'last rose of suniuer, ''
said Dell, cutting the "last rose" off its
stem with a vicious snip of the scissors.
'Its rather faded and ol, but, of course,
you don't mil(l," iii a tone iipossible
"No, indeed,'' said Rick provokingly,
while Dell pinned it to the lapel of his
coat. "Of course I don't mind if it is
a trifle faded."
le was lookinl straight into Dell's
eyes as he said it, and as lie was her
lover Dell took an unfair interpretation
of thii last remark.
"Dell, where did you get that ring?"
Rick Ander~jton~ took DelPs snowflake
of a hand ini his own great strong one,
and gazedl at it, a frowvn, lbalf playful,
half real, in his eyes.
"Oh, somnewhierel'" said Dell, in a
manner as exaspieratinig as it was vague.
"But which 0one do you meian, Rick?
This one? Why, you gave it to me.
Don't you remember?"
"I dlon't mean that one," said Rick
the frown in his eyes growing more
Omnously dlark, the p)layful expression
"This one, then? Aunt Belle gave it
to me on my last birthday.
''You've seen it ever~ so many times
before, I'm qiuilte sure."
"I don't mean that one!"'
And Rick's voice was so harsh, and
stern and( jealous that I)ell almost
skipped out of here dainty slippers.
Dell heaved a reluctant sigh.
T1here was only one ring-left-a (deli
cately-chased gold one-so she supj
Posed she would have to tell hiim all
Sihe meant to teach him at lesson,
though, for being so jealous without, a
"This,"' she began, with a charming,
as wvell as exasp)erating, air of rehict
ance, "er-Jim sent me yesterdlay. Isn't
it too lovely?" gazing up at himi with
those bewvitchinig blue eyes.
Rick made no reply, but held( her hanid
tightly crushed in his own, (displeasure
and pain in his eyes.
"You hurt me, Rick," said1 Dell
plaintively, gently essay inig to withdraw
Sihe was rather enjoying t:.o scene,
but she had no intention of permitting
her handl to be broken to bits.
With an Inpatient gesture, Rick
"'Who is Jim?" lhe sid( abruptly.
"A dear old friend of mine, Rick!''
with enthusiasm. "I only wish you
'p knew .Jim. You w~ouild be Perfectly (de
lIghted wvith -"
7"I bog leave to (liffer with you,' "Haid
Rick freezingly, "I would no(t lbe (de
lighted wilth hinm..
Doll lookedl snubbedl.
"lBut isn't the ring pretty?" she said
at hast, holdIg it up tantalizingly.
"And see what's engraved on It."
"To Darling De)lh, from Jli."
As Rick readl,.thie passioniato jealous
pain at his heart became almiost uinen
Hie daredl not trust himself to speak
so lie ttirnied abrupjly on his heel,- 41m(
strode rapidly (down the garden patth.
Dell lighed, though just a little un
- "He will come back to-night," she
though~t, "to ask to be forgivoen for
dioibting mie, and then how he will
laugh lwhen lie knows all about it."
But tle-lovely blue eyes were a trifle
clouded for all tU wnlu 1 ie " .(
to the 1,SOm hd wltlll1 1
---lfiit Belle noticed the elo
"What is the matter with Rick And
erton, Dell? le walked away as if rac
ing for a wager.''
"Oh, he got mad!" said Dell, de
lightfully vague, as was her wont.
"'The mountain and the squirrel had
a (uarreli' " laughed Aunt Belle, re
suming her. book without giving further
thought to the matter.
She was quvtv accustomed to Rick's
and Dell's little squabbles, and did not
imagine that this was anything more
serious than usual.
But Rick did not come back that
evening nor the next; and Dell become
uneasy, illnd then righteously indignant.
What a fuss Rick made about noth
ing, on account of jealousy and ill-tem
Why couldn't ho have waited for an
explanation, instead of starting off in
such a huff?
Well, she was glad to get rid of him,
and hope it was for good and all.
But for all that, Dell did not feel
If only Rick were not so inclined- to
Jim Harper was coming on a visit
that very afternoon, and 1)ell was to be
at the station at two o'clock, with her
.She made herself look very bewitch
ing in a light summer dress, with great
goldenhearted pansies at her throat and
in her belt.
She was radiantly happy.
How nice it would be to see dear old
After all, this world was t very glad
world to live in, in spite of the jealous
Ricks who tried to Imoke it, so unhappy.
Rrick Anderton was at the station
lounging about with a dissatislied and
and not altogether happy look on his
As the train came up, shrieking and
puffing, Dell flitted past him without
even a nod of recognition, and gazed
delightedly at one of the windows.
There were not many passengers
bound for this sleepy village, but anong
them was one dainty brunette, who
threw herself rapturously into Dell's
Rick stare(1 in astonishment.
IIe had heard, as naughty Dell well
knew that a certain Jim Harper was
about to pay a visit to Mrs. Belle Irving,
and he had haunted the station in order
to find out what sort of a looking fellow
this Jim Harper was.
IIe found out at last.
"Jemima Iarper--dear old Jim-how
delighted I am to see you again !"
gushed Dell rapturously, taking good
care to speak loud enough for Rick to
hear every word.
And then she and her old school
friend drove away, while Rick Ander
ton stood and started after them like
I don't think Rick deserved .much
mercy at Dell's liands, do yout?
But when lie came to her that even
ing, so repentant and humble, what
could she do but "forgive and forget?"
Rick promised never to be jealous
again, and bids fair to keep his word.
Dell was a little sorry, however, that
she surrendered so soon, for, as her old
schoolmate herself declared
"Rick would never have found so
ready a pardon from Jimi!"
atecreation tor the Milliton.
It is not given to every one to cross the
ocean and make the tour of Europe; to
revel In the halls of daz'aling light of New
port or Baratoga; to repair to the sea-side
or the mountain top, and there for five dol
lars a (lay to (drink in tihe life-giving air.
Thme spirit may be willing but the means
are wanting. And yet the same need for
recreation exists in the life or those of mo
derate means as in those of the rIch. This
largAer class, however, will be glad to know
that the Pennsylvamia Railroad Coumpany
nronoses to continun dsorang the season of
1883, Its popular dlaily excursions between
Jersey City and Newburgh, a route furn
ushmng many ob.jc.s of interest, and an
infinite variety of scenery. The magnIti
cent steamer, Richard Stockton, under the
command of Uaptain Lawrence F. Frazee,
will leave the .Pennsylvamia Railroad
docks, Jersey City, every morning at 9
a. mn., (excepting Thursday at 0:30 a. mn.)
and arrive at Jersey City on the return trip
about 0:30 p. mn. ThIs steamer is sub
stantilly built, fully equipped and with a
capacity for 2500 passengere. On the
ro)ute such points of interest as Weehaw
ken, Ft. Lee, Yonkers, the Palisades, Tar
rytown. Sing 8ing, Bleepy Hollow, 8tony
Point, West Point, Iona Islanid and New
burgh, with a privilege of remaining at the
three last named for a time varyIng from
one to two hours. The tickets are put at
very reasonable rates, and we know of no
way in which a day can be so pleasantly
spent, with a trifling expense as on one of
these trips up the Hudson on the Stockten.
Trees in tihe Northnwest.
Economy has led to tree planting on
an extensive scale In the N4orth and
Northwest. Belts of timber are taking
the places of p)ine fences along the ex
piosed p)ortioiis of the railroad where
some barrier of necessity be maintained
aigainist snow dirifts. Thme fences thalt
have beeni relied upon01 have to be0 eight
feet high, and1(, besides costling $800) a
muilg, need coiistanit attention anid re
pair'. Fuirtherinore, the farmers carry
off the boards, anud the stoutest oak
plosts 81nap1 like pipe stems in a thor
oughgoing priairie gale. Tfrees ani swer
all the requl iremnents iiuch better. The
white willIowv, which grows to a height
of twvelve feet ini four years5, has beeii
found to be the cheapest and( best
though the box elder, cotton wood, anid
green ash wIll seirve. Tfh.e soil must be
prepamred iby harr'iow Ing, however, andi(.
prairie soil is oft en so poor as to reqhuire
two or three years' work. Even then
it is said that It is cheaper to use live
fences than dead ones. These tree fen-.
ces aro constructed by p)lanting two
parallel lines of trees oni the sIde of the
tracks exposed to the strongest 'vinds
In the Bolognese territory some curi
ous customs prevail. A young man
i have courted a young wolrn for
vwalki I with her home
m11 i,m'd' listing her in field
labors; but he is never allowed to enter
her house until he comies for betrothal
before the priest.. Even after this the
girl's father is not supposed to be ofli
cially informed of the affair until a week
before the marriage is to take place, the
bridegroom's father or soie one in his
stead, goes to ask for the hand of the
bride. 11er father "plays the Indian,"
is astonished and reluctant, but at length
bestows his conset and they all set out
together to buy the marriage gifts,
which consist of as nuch garnet jewelry
as the bridegroom can afford, besides
several rings. The buying of these
things is a fete to thefanily-thieamuount
of bargainng for theni and discussion
afterward as to whether they could have
been got better and cheaper elsewhere,
is sonething incredible to those who
have not heard it. When the bride is
dressed for the marriage ceremony,'
wearing her maiden necklace of coral,
the bridegroom is introduced with the
arnets in his hand, and asks her whether
she will exchange her coral for what he
brings. 11er new ornaniets add the
filislling strokes to her attire, which is
usually a gay flowered dress and em
broidered silk or muslin apron, tied with
at broad sash, and -t white veil. After
the ceromiony the husband takes her
honie, and at the door she finds a broom.
Her mother-in-law has designedly left
the dust thick on a table or on the floor,
if the bride does not notice it, it is a sign
that she is a bal housekeeper; but she
is usually warned of this trap, and falls
to sweepmng with the convenient broon.
It is very necessary that she should ap
pease the presiding genius of the house,
for no matter how old the sons may be,
when they marry, the parents still hold
undisputed sway, and as they usually
all live together under one roof and at
one table, a daughter-ii-law's position
is by no means an easy one if she is
iisliked by the heads of the family.
She is greatly separated from her own
lamily, in a ceremonial point of view;
eight days after narriage site plays then
a visit; and then and henceforward she
is addressed by them with the formal
"you" instead of the tender "thou" to
which she has been accustomed.
One Lunar )ay.
Let us, in fancy, take such a journey
as perhaps the eiancipated soul May
Lake, across the abysses of space. We
must leave our bodies behind us,- and
go on the voyage as unclothed spirits
go. We swiftly traverse the void, and
take our place in the center of the
moon's visible hemisphere in the depth
of the lunar midnight. We are~ not
wrapped in1 complete darkness; ia sil
very earth-light illuminates such a
landscape as Dante might have added
to his pictures of the Inferno. We are
camped upon a rugged plain of glassy
basalt alla scoria. To the westward,
the prodigious volcanic masses of
Copernicus rise twelve thousand feet
above us, and to the northward the
view is bounded by the great wall of the
Apennines, rising to Andeani heights.
They are not forest-clothed or snow
crowned. We see only basaltic needles
and colulnnis, and enormous vertical
precipices of glassy obsidian, stan(ding
unchanged and innnovable from age to
age-for here is no wind nor rain, nor
ny active agency capable of disturbing
the deathly stillness and repose. No
stream gnaws at the base of the tre
inendlous precipices; no cloud rests upon
their sunnits; no sound ever rover
berates from mont aiti to mountain.
Under our feet the floor of lava seems
to rest upon01 insecure founidations.
Vast chaismis and crevices, of inconceiv
Ible dlepths and filled wvith a mysterious
dlarkness, traverse the plain. We seem
to be0 lost spirits-sole survivors of
sonme awful (loom, dw~elling uponi t,he
burnt-out cindters of a floatitng p)lanetary
biell, now (lead antd frozeni to its heart.
We look upwvard and see a fairer vision
-one of p)lanletary life. .in the center
f the black (domie ab~ove us, unchiangitng
L1 ;ts lace~i tAceptL un it aiways imiper
Ueeptibly northwvard anad south ward iti a
dlight vibration,,-we see, as vast and
bright as its eqluator the great cloud
ring is revealedl as a zone of dhazzlinig
whiiteniess; andl( (loud-mtasses areO float
inogeveryw~vhere,yetntot whollyconceal ing
lifteen full moons1), our famniliar earth.
Aroun d are the wvell-known outlines of
the,continents. The earth hazs lnsecret,to
hide from us, as the mooin hides one of
its hemispheres from the eart,h. As
we look uplward we p)erceive a steadly
rotation, the continments marching past
in panoramic succession. As Asia
vanishes upon01 the easterni rim, America
rises upon01 the wvestern; the polar ice
capms shine wvithm a splendid white lighit.
The earth remnains fIxed in our1 zentith,
but the stars march past it iti an end(
less flow. The milky way, the constel
lationts of thme zodiac, the planets ini
their order, all swveep by or are hidden
l'or a little while behind the gireat white
L)rb, which seemns to taLkeJ no0 part in the
tndless priocessioni of the universe; it
whirls swvif'tly and( visIbly on its axis,
lbnt ntever chanitges its place. But for
its slight pendlnuhn swing, it is fixed
itmmovably in miid-heaven. It was wvell
that we left our' bodies idden under01
Uhe wairm, white atmuosphero of tihe
~arthm; thte great phlintet above us haus
n)1mplleted mtore thian seveni revolutionis
since thme sunlight shione upon01 our rest
Iig-llace, and1( aroundl( us is deCadly,
terrible col, almost the inconceivable,
ibsohnte zero of the literp)lanietar'y
ipaices. The long night slowly wanmes
is we keel) our stranLtge wvatcht. It was
ighitest at the lunmar mtlidightt, for a
blauck shmadlow is slowly creepmtg across
shie earth's splendid wh'lite dis5k. It was
' perfect sp)here when we first looked
11)01n It? butt now it hmaus completed seven
revoht onts, and is but a hemisphere;
half of it hils been swallowed by (lark
ness. It is darkest jest biefore dawvn;
Im1t nmow a chanmge is comning. There Is
rio dlawn light in the sky, but the tre
Inenousloi spires of the Apeunines6begin
to glitter with an Intense blujsh-whuite
iplendor. The moon's morinIig Is at
land. There Is no0 1)0mp1 of prIepara
LIon, such as we saiw on earth; no
shariot of Apollo wit1pped In gold amnd
3rimnson clouds. no Aurora onnhu thne
gates of day; the glaring blue light is
strangely contrasted. with the utter
blackness of the shadow. Slowly the
day gains upon the night, as the illum
illation cfeeps downward toward the
mountain bases. Suddenly the rim of
the sun rises above the eastern horizon;
without a moment's preparation, or an
gradual transition, we pass from the
(epths of midnight to the light of the
lunar day. The deadly desolation of
the landscape is now fully revealed.
We see only volcanic ruins, ashes,
scoria, hardened lava-alows the chim
neys of burnt-out craters. kot a cloud
floats in the heavens; n1ot a water-drop
or blade of grass exists upon the plain.
Tlhere is no atmospheric perspective, n
blue veil of air hiding and softening the
listant outlines; the hollow vones upion
the farthest horizon reveal feittures as
sharp and clear as tho u of the great
nountain at whose feet we stand. '1'le
sun shines with a destroying brightness,
and the rocks beneath us begin to feel
its powcr, and glow with fervent .heat.
We look upward, not ,upon a vault of
tender blue, but upon a black abyss,
crowded with stars, as in the lunar
nidnight. The earth still hangs from
the center of its black dome, but it has
wated to a hollow cadent, and as the
suni glides past the' light for a little
.vhile utterly goes out, but soon begins
to kindle again and grow, as the sun
sinks toward the west. The earth has
nade fourteen revolutions since the
long (lay began, and now the sun seems
to rest upon the southern 101)e of
Copernicus. The valley is at furnace,
seven times heated; the rocks are luni
nous with a dull red glow. Bit now
the sull goes (lowln suddenly, without, a
twilight, the earth, illlnlovable in mid
heaven, is now a hemisphere of soft,
splendid whiteness; the fiery light climbs
the slopes of the Apennines; and dies
upon their highest crest; the glowing
heat of the rocks swiftly radiates into
space; as the col gains ill intensity the
eartl-light brightens, till our home orb
is once more the perfect sphere of the
lunar midnight. Since we pitched our
camp it period equal to twenty-niie and
a half earthly days has passed, and the
evening and morning are one day of the
Big Dlning Boons.
Speaking of stomachs that are palpa
ble, they have become a feature in
New York architecture. A walk up
Fifth avenue reveals the fact that new
houses have had to bend to the require
nents of the era that Carlyle called the
age of the belly,. Dining rooms may
have always had conspicuous attention
in the plans for rich men's residences,
but never before were they made to i
trude upon observation, and to disten
the wall lines of otherwise rectangular
buildings, exactly after the fashion of
that human proof or high regard for
good living as is typified in the alder
men of tradition. The famed mansions
that have lately arisen along the fash
ionable thoroughfare seem all to be alike
in that one respect. So much extra
space has been required for ample and
luxurious dinitg halls that the houses
seem to present fat paunlches to the
mublic gaze. Starting down from the
Central Park, the first new mansion is
that of Mr. Frederick W. Stevens, the
millionaire lawyer, on the corner of
Forty-seventh street. The dining-room
extends beyond the great brown-stone
>alace in anl anniex almost ats long and
tall as the main building. It is equip
ped with a rarc treasury of heavy iate,
delicate china and filmy glass, and the
carved hardwood furniture and row of
(dd candelabra are not surpassed else
where, but the main feature of the
'ooml Is the collection of Moorish
;addle-bags of emnbossedl leather that,
mad the walls. T1hey aure the million
lire's pride. He collected them ini long
iourneyinlgs thtrough Spain and1( Moroe
:o. Thte dining-room in thte new hioutse
>f Mr. Kemp)1, thte manll whoe nm1d(1 i
lions in Florida water, is an excep)tiont
.o the rulle as far as thte manner of its
:onstruction goes, for it, is like ordinary
mnes- a mere room int the hiouse. But
t is thte costliest and biggest of all the
rooms. Its ceiling is malIde of shteets of
ustrous stamped brass. All three of.
hie new Vanderbilt htouses expose their
[lininlg-roomus aIfter the aIbdiomIinal fash -
on. It will not be dlemed( anl over
:ighlt if thme opp~ortutnity for the thtou
;and1(th1 descripltionl of these gorgeous
.lpartments is niot htete emtbraced. Per
halps the best examp)les of thle newv pro
trberant order of dininlg-roomi 001n
trutctionl are seen1 in the grand houses
that the sons of the old HIugutenot land
nYonlopolist, Peter Goclet, halve just
nloved into 0on thlecorner of Forty-ninth
treet and1( the corner of F.~orty-.eighith
.treet. Thtese houses are exceedilngly
luiet in oiutwardl effect, but as marked
ly rich within. In each the dlinting
room is extended into a contservaltory
irojection beyond the house. TIhle ditn
ng-rooms proper are flutished In thte
Frencht style, in white, paneled with
ilt molding, imnclosintg oil paintings on
anvas, ordered fronm the most con..*
Spiculous artists In Paris aInd int London.
L'he effect of leaving one0 end( of these
toomns open so as to antllow thte trop)ical
Lisplay of huge-leaved planits and gaud(y
howuers in the glass-roofed conservator
es to form an indleflnite foutrth wall,
nd1( pernitting then contcealent of nat
~rchestra on great occasions, is exceedi
The British mIftSeumIl has julst aqrulir=
di an initeresting collection of thirty
dine silver objects which gives an in
ight Into the dalily life of the Baby
onians, and remnd(s us of the dliscov
ry of thte bird dealer's shlop at.Pompeii.
ihese objects, whichh were aill found to
ethier on the site of lBabylotn consists
)f fragments of silver dishles, tlhe broken
tandle of a vase and1( coins most of the
atter being defacedl and chipped. It Is
masy to see that all have been brokeur
lurposoly by ai practiced hand, with the
low~ of using thte metal again, and we
nay fairly conlclud(e that thet colleetin
Is thte remalits of a sIlversmith's or
oier's shop. .Amnong thte coins Is a
~yianl one in good p)reservationj. So
lar as cant be judged from the vase
tandle and dishes, thlme art Is distinctly
Babylonian -under Persian influtence,
~nd tile workshop may date from tile
~onquest of Alexanlder,
A New Form of MAutinevs.
'1'he men who patrol the cemeteries
after the sun has gone (lown are armed
with pistols and clubs and are generally
accompanied by trained and savage
bloodhounds. In addition to these ex
ternal and tangible means of defense
they must be gifted with rare and pe
cluhar mental organization. So many
men have lost their reason through
watching graves at night that persons
In that position have come to believe
that they risk Tpsing into a state of
melancholia perfectly distinct from any
other form of insanity. Sextons and
grave diggers call the affection "tomb
A startling realization of this fact
wan tcl. raphed throughout the coun
try reZ tly. It was announced that
several of the soldiers who do sentry
diuty (lay and night at the tomb of
Garfiold, amid the dreary solitmulc of
Lake View Cemetery, iea1 Clevelamd,
have be.come insane. Anything or any
device is used by the mnen to get away
from the ghostly muster of tombstones
or the dark arraty of miounds. An old
watchman at Glenwood Cemeterv ex
phlined this to a reporter recently by
saying that in all probability th'e
soldiers detailed at the grave were not
picked. "Take half a dozen men from
any walk of life,'' he continued, "and
place them at. night, to watch grave
yards, and the chiales are that in a
short time five of the six will feel like
retiring perianvitly to a liutie asy
"If a m1an wints to enter this pro
Iossion and be a success at, it he iumst,
he abottt as impressionable as brick iml(1
mortar. If he has the least hit of im
agination lie had better abandon the
hbusiness, for wlen ithe noon is obscured
by clouds and he is walking about a
cemetery, shivering fromt his heels
upward, lie will listake touhlstones
for ghosts. lie will think that. the
owls, as they wliz past. his ear wit Ii
their mlloul'inful hoot, are m1u1(luiet
spirits come to h aunt the reecl tnebles of
the bodies which they once perineated.
When the noise of his footsteps makes
the rats disappear with a rustling soinl
into little thickets of evergreens Ie
will start and grasp his weaponl. The
very whine of his (log will nmake him
feel nervousI and bit by bit his reason
will become impaired.''
"I coul give you some1 sad remi
niscnses of people who watched grave
yardis," said one of the olest watclineil
at Laurel lill Cemnetery, ini a strange,
solemn tone. Then, hal' jest.ingly, lie
added: ''But they're buried ini tihe
past, and it's may business to let what.'s
buried remain so." lie did not mind
telling one story, however. "I used to
work iln a Brooklyn celetery before I
cae1110 to this city, he begail. "It was
there that the terrible scene whiclh 1
shall speak of ocurred. We wanted
an assistant night watehnlmnlli very
badly but none of the persons who pre
sentedI themselves could endure staying
up with the graves for more than two
or three nights each. At last there
came an uunfortuinate man whose health
scem'd shattered by overwork and
privation. It was his hist vent ire. 110
had tried to get e'u)iloylent everywhere
without, re:sult, and his wife and child
ren were sulifering. We took himn on.
I don't think I shall ever forget his
face the morning after his lirst night in
tle gnaveyand. Ile said Ie had alIduIred
unheald-of' agony, but was hopetfll of
getting over it ill time. The following
n1ight, was d:h1rk anld witnly. Rlain camte
down inl torlrents and there were Ilash
es of lightning every few iniutes. At
abouit 1 o'clock the head waltlan
heanl a low cry; there wats ia sound of
runiniIg fa2t , followed by thie r'eporIt of
at pistol. A searich wasi in1ad(1 and thie
uinforttunate mani wa:s found ly'ing Oil
ius baick acr'ioss a gr'ave dead(. TIhere
was a small 12010 in his temple, and11 his
owni r'evolverl, one( baruirel (if which waus
(emlpty, 1lay thrieet feet auway, where lie
hadl lung it, iinbeded in thle ground. It
wats certaini that1, SOine( learfuli cr'eaitin
of thle ilmaginlatio had111( so terifie hm11112
thlat lie took hlis lifeo to es0cape f'rom it.''
When the (o(1ld an had finished this
nlarratlive lie wais silent for111I many mill
iites. .liJo sat, pierfectly still, with a
vatcanlt hook, anud aillowed brigiht team's
to chas1e 02ach oither down his cheek.
Suddeni3li e madi(e a brisk mnol.ion ma11(
foircily) forgot the( subl ject ofi hiis narraI'2
tive. "T'lhere arie aimusinug thinhgs som11
inies," h'le 52aid, spieakinmg ait lirst withi
an1 elf'ort. ''A short, timime ago4( a 1man1
was put to( work at. niighmt ini a (''eeery
not farm from here. Ile strolledl ar1oundl
in an2 all'ected indi Iferent, way, whuistliing
tunues dlear t.o his counitrymen10. Iln 'the
courlse of his r'amblinmg lie (umbled
bodily into a newly-imade grave' anmd a
lot of loose cart.h feel on hium wlien1 he
reatchecd the bottom. Ile stiruggled
wik(lly, and( inl about an hiour' and1 three
(quart.ers lmanauIgedl to get (ou1, sc ream inig
Iust ily that the devil hatd dlug a grave
anud tr'ied to bury him ini it. With a
in1gle bound lie cleared at four'-foot
fenmce, roll dIown It for'ty-folot hill, and1(
that's time haist of himt, for 1no one( about,
here ever set eyes (on him algaini, dbead or
atlive. lie must haIve gone back to
11relalnd, for lhe waisn't hiurit at al11.
Somne pra2ct Ial Jokers 01100 tr'ied to
scare' a waItchman,tu aL frienmd of ine1(.
It was inmmense fun-for' the w~atch
1man1. Thmey got, llnto the ceimeter'y dhis
giiised as body-snatchecrs; and1( pre(t.1ede
to lbe openming graIves. 'I hiere wvere three(3
ind(ivils1. One got seven buc'kshot,
inl im, the second( recCeived five ini his
leg, 1a1n( 1 fiot whamut lhppened( to tihe
t.hirmd. The only thing thmat is more'(
daungerous thani watcehin ig gr'aves Is
"'What is it prod uces this d1readlful
me1(lanichliia?"' asked the r'epiorterI.
Th'ie ('ld man11 lookedl around11 him my13s
teioushy and( add(edl,Ias he( mloved awaly:
"'I'm not at doctor 1101 aL scholamr, but I
hmave my belief thait it's the miasma111
finom the graves that pioisonsH the blood
andI( warps'l the braIhIi. Jumst se(e, ctool as
It Is this evenming, tihe vapior Is iing
rising.'' And the old watchmnan
pointed toward thle setting sunli aginst
which blazinig background a fIlmy muist
could be seeni ascending from the grounid
like tIme genii firom tIhe fishernman'si box
in thme ArabIan tale.
-Matthlew IIamilton, a minmer of
West Lafatyett, 0., claims to be a sur'
vivor of tIhe Light Bigade, whilch charg
nd at lRa1aklava.
A Ship-lonad of Monkoys.
An American consular ofllcer relates
a very funny occurrenceI which camue
u 1nder his observation during his official
residence in Liverpool. . A wealthy ship
owner, who was better at making money
than at spelling, sent an order to Bom1
bay, and iamong other things wrote for
two monkeys, which he wanted to pre
sent to friends; but departing from the
usual nite of spelling the word two, he
put it too. Perhaps the handwritig was
not very legible, as is often the case with
other than illiterate ship-owners. At
any rate, the master of the ship read it
100 instead of too, and so did the agents
at Bombay. There was much astonish
ment at so strange an order, but the
niaster was boimd to obey instruetions,
Accordingly the service of a number of
natives were secured, the country round
about was scoured, aid inI a few (lys a
htuldred nwlkeys, of all colors anld pre
v101u. conlditions, were secured. There
were little black imlonkeys, with eyes like
hteadIs, bigger monkeys with whiskers,
aind babboons wltose grave expression of
cotuntemnue presented at ridiculous con
trast to their undlignifled anties. h'11e
whole crowd chattered, screamed, and
fought in the cige which had beenl pro
vided for then in the ship, in spite of
all efforts to keep them qtiet. In a few
days the homueward voyage was b)egun,
and with it the troubles of the crew.
As soon as the motion of the ship was
felt, the monkeys redoubled their noise,
Iaking a regular pandelnnitui11n of tile
ship. Relays of themi shook the bars of
lie cage without U IhllnOmet's cessat ion
for twenty-tlree hours out of ach twen
ty-four, ulntil Iheeagc vas literally shaik
eni to pie'es, and 11 the astonisled sailors
beheld i celoudc of imonkeVs issuing froml
the 14hl scralnlling, light ing, and tum
big over eaeh other as if their lives
(lepein(1 1po11 g('t (ing into lhe rigging
iml the shortest possible tiime The milonl
keys,with lisrhievonsness unpralleled,
wou(hl steal every thing they col1 lay
t heir banls on. It, clothes were hiung
up to dIry they Wouhl carry Ihem up1 to
the highest point atiainable and pick
1theln to pieces. It was Iecessary to set
a guard over every thing tlint was wash
(d 0' (lried. WIhen the eabin bh y s"wept
the deck lie had to lock upl) the broom,
for it' he Iiil it ever so senrely, his back
would s(';arcely be turned before an old
ape, half' as big as a m1an, wouhl have it,
going throlugh the mot ion of sweeping
lie deck w'ith an air of indescrilable gria
v'ity. So great. wvas,the:1 aloyance lint.
it, was with great difliculty that, the offi
cers could keep the nen froim shoot.ing
their tornlutois, and when the Ship
touc('hed at Aden half' of the crev desert
ed, preferrilg to take their chances at
(his inhospitable phaee than to elnduly
furtiher persecut ioll.
Finally the ship reached hoie. She
had been signaled at Landi' Eid, and
the owner was at the dock when she ar
rive(l, Shipowners generally pride ihet
selves o11 the t'iim appearunce of their
ships, and our friemd was weak in this
respieet, if' in no other. What then was
his astonishinet, to see t he ship's rigging
c'1rowd(ledl with knots or blnlliches, with
here and there a festoOn where several
liIikeys had suspended tlemuselves from
a spar inl a string, holding each other by
t1h4 taill Everybody about the docks
Viewed with wonder the approaching
si'ctiale. The ship inove(d slowly to
her berth, and presently her yard aris
neared those of several other vessels
lying at dolck. Inl an instant, the iuon
keys leaped from one to the other, a1
begn a tour among the forests of masts
that fringed the harbor of Liverpool.
All the boys and1 illers around the dock
were engaged, and a grand Ithunt, eisue(1,
ip an(1 down the rigging Iroml ship to
Th'le owner wvas furious, but, wa's, af'ter'
aL while, mnollilfled by3 anl exlanaIiIt lin, and1
the iilt~hy saltisf'actorily adjusted.
real1izinjg a prIofit. of abl out, lifty3 1 dol lars
ablove what they had1( cost.
"Uivwe ile youir oiniom1 of' these, youitg
1n111n,"'said( thle east side grocer', as he~
spea bi(l ef'or'e thle reporter a handiofuhl of'
thiem with these, and4 fell mte which you1
TJhie gr'oceri' placed( a second(11 ohnfil
alongside of' the otfhers. T1hte two hots
were'( of the samei( darLik coloir, and( at. a
littfle distancI(e awavy pri('eented 114 v'ery
mai'ked di fferenceWI. CloserPI inIsp4ct ion
showed that whliile t.he coffee 1en f4lir st,
shiown were no4t all of' th same11 sizeQ,
mnarIy regularifty, thle beans being ver'iy
phnny111 and large."
"'i know what you are going to tell
me, and1( at fr'st glance aniy one1 woul
say so. Your op)hIIon is that the last
lot Is the b,est, isni't~ it'? Well, the odif
ferece ht et. ween the two batches is thl at
those w~hiich I. showed you fir'st 1ar0 IL
fair hot of coffee beans, while the others
ar'eni't. coffeE) at all1, and1( neOver grew On
a 'offeeO bush."
"'What kiind oif a bush did they gr'ow
"No buish at al. They are'4 aI manull
factur'ed article. You need not looik as
if y'ioulidn't believe it;, for' It's at facet
on which you may13 safely risk your last,
dimle. TIhey are noit hing more or less
than imitat,iouis, nuade out of dlough,
and14 browned uip to resemnble the tr'ue
coffee. TIhiey ar' mladIe in moulds atnd
baked after'ward'o. Each one0 is almlost
per,lfect in shape, and1( 1all alike. You
w1onl't, 1ib1d gemnuimie coffee beansIi to have
''They 1look 1al1 right, but It sti'ikes
mne that no 0one wouk(1 mistake the bov
(Irage madtoe fr'om thiem for coffee.''
"You1 are' wrong agaIn, yo1ug man.
No respectable grocer woiuld lie foolish
enlouigh to give any cust omer w~hio buys
IL 1pound( of coffee a pound of the huita
tIon. No, indeedl. They mix It in the
pr'oportin of four or ive of coffee to
onec of the Imitation. Nobodly examInes
each bean. You hear per'sonis comn
p)lainling of bad coffee all the -time.
'I'm sure I can't tell how It is, says theo
houtsekeeper; 'I-buy the coffee .In the
beau and grind it myself. I am1 sure0 ft
Is not adulterated.'
"You see, the grocer, can mix chicory
with grounmd coffee, but when coffee Is
b9mught; in the bean something 's got to'
be done. Some billlant mind got over
thie dlificulty by making coffee beans to
NEWS IN BRIEF
--During the past six months Texas
has sold 2,185,000 acres of school land.
-Some of the farmers in San Bernar
dino county, Cal., are killing birds by
placing poisoned apples on tree:s.
-An Ashland, Ohio, wife recently
hecamte thme mother of a perfectly healthy
babe weighing less than one pound.
--Ex-Secretary Columbus Delano is
spending his old age in luxury on his
large sheep farm inl Knox county, 0.
-Internal revenue collections for the
San Francisco district for the yearend
ing February 28th, aggregate $3,802,
--Light-weight hulsbags, are wonder
ig how Davl Davis will ,'et to his room
at 2 A. M. without making the stairs
-A granite mlonimnent is to be erect
ed at Andersonville, Ga., in memory of
the 1F'edet-ral soldiers who are buried
-There were twenty-two contested
seats in the Forty-seventh Congress and
it cost the c'Osllltry $100,000 to settle
-IF ranice in 1873 produced 17,000,00t1
)lulln(s of cocoons; in 1979 only 11,00(j,
)00 pounds, andl(1 in 1880 14,000 00
-Alexanlder '1f. Stephens was nrth
about $50,000-$30,000 of which he i lade
out of his book, "The War a1oi the
-Il the United States there is alout
$4I,00,00() of capital invested in palper.
iills, the :innual product being 70,000 -
000 pnunds. il'
--x-Secretary Kirkwood has rec" v
ered fully fronm the effects of his recei, t
aceidelit, and is lecturing inl I Ow1a on\
-'1'exas 11w leds the soutlierni states "'- '
inl the prodluction of cotton. The crop
of hast year will aggregate 1,500,000
bales, worth $75,0o0,ooo.
--Gen. l" nmieis A. Walker will deliver
the oration at the opening of the Mani11
fact ureris and Mechanics' Institute Fair,
ill lts(on, next Septeniber.
-A recent letter from Ilonolulbi,
IIawaii, says that King Kalakan's
"Aramy" consists of 41) soldiers, exclu
sive of hands and attendants.
-'1'he proprietorsof the muarble (uarry
inl llawIkins, Telni., have for the last
year been realizing $300 por foot for their
mnarble delivered on the cars.
-The luunler of hogs packed in Chi
cago for the year ending Mfareh 1, 1883,
was 44,22:3,000, a decrease of 878,000 con
parel w1itli the preceding year.
-One hundred and sixty active sinl
gers al(1 two hundred associate members
belong to the Alozairt Sisiety and Con
servatory of Music of Memphis, Teni.
--T''he state of Nevada has for the past
sixteen years been collecting a cabinet
of ninnerals, and now has at magnificent
collection, over two thousand specimens
-'he total amount of 3.1 per cent.
huinds exchanged into 3 per cents. to
date is $200 (1000, 40 Of this amiolunt,
$8,1;50,050 hiave been exchanged since
-1t is asserted that Minnesota coil
taius 11 less thma 10,000 lakes, with an
average extent of :300 acres each. These
hikes, it is said, cover one-twentieth of
the slrface of the state. .
-The curlew is still rung at many
towns in .Englauid, and at lipon a horn
is blowu at ti p. im. in memory of the
presentat ionl to the city of a horn, still
extant, by Kmg Alfred.
-Th'le 84and( business ini All>any, N. Y.
amoun)Iits5 to) quite an1 indulistry. Miolding
sand~ is shuippied in lar'ge <1uaniitities fromi
that, (city to CJalif'orniia. On)ue man ships
aibout 25,000) tonls yearily.
--It, is said thIat, the liniest.sleepinig cars
ini thle counitry are'i thlose which run into
NeCw Orleans, and( that fully four-fIfths
of' thieiin are' (<iIipped1 with paper01 wh'1eels,
costiti $90 ('ach, or' $1080 aL car'.
-It. is found by 1t. Schneider thait (dis
1hiit tees ofi silver' are' obtainab,le In
mian y of the c'onnneI(rcial pr1eparuIations of
bisintih. Pure oxide of' bismuth, when
free fromi silver, is not afected by light.
- -A yolimg man(1 (lIed in Rome, Ga. ,a
few days ago, after' an illness of forty
eight hours, anud his phmysiianm said his
dheafth wasl dlte Itconigestioni of the
lunugs, caused(5 by Smlokinug cigarettes.
-A dly ing ief ICwas comp)assionately
r'eleased fromi the 111hode1 Islan<1( Stalte
Pi'ison iid senit to pass8 his remninig
daIys at hlomie inl Pr'ovidence; blit before
his (denih 1( he rawledl out and1 r'obbed
-Rmains of a masitodlomi and( a numII
bor' of cuirius bones belonging to vari
oux1 otheri aimaiiuls have been foundI( near'
a salIt min1e( at New 1Iberia, Lam. Among
themi were some11 fossil teeth of horses,
and1( they ha~ve been01 preCsen1ted to thei
Yale College Museumii.
--Th Treasur'y dlepar'tmenIt hats (de
(3ided( that onl y$42,000 of te $72,000
appr )1oprinatedl by congress to reimbnrse
Or'egon f'or ex penses incurred by it in thei
Modoe war shall be paid over, because
Oregon still owes taxes to the United
States amiounitinig to $30,000.
-he quinllt oldl townl of IBoscawenm
N. II. is to celebrate the one hiundred
am11( fiI tiethi aniniversary of Its existence
dlur'ing the comning summelur. Th'Iis towni
ha1(3 given to the worb(I Daniel and Eze
kiel WVebster', Gen. Johni A. D)ix, Will
Iim Pitt Feeden NalthIe'Il andl
Chiarles U. Greeni, and( other dlistinlguishl
--Of 302 houses inspected by the Lon
(loln Sanitary Protection Society last
yoar, six per' cent, were found to have
dIrains completely chioked up, preventing
mall comnmuication with a sewer. In 117
houses the soil pipes leaked, allowving
sower gas to enter the house. P1erhlaps
it is no better here.
-Statstics of suicides in Rlussia that
inIclude0 every Province ekeept three or
four, give a totail of 2000 . persons who
dlestroyed thIemselvea lask yeai', and 7718
for a period of vIWo years, 'The greatest
inunbers of cases are cr'edited to thodis~
triots of Moscow, St. Peteburg,'Wtr
saw and Irkutsk, Ei the'Ruissian a1r3
the number of cases has alnb in~es~ <'~~"
This is likeowise trtue o00the a u~,m