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J TI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. U.. JULY 3, 1883. ESTABLISHE 848
BUY THE BEST!
Ma. J. 0. BOAa--Dear Sir: I bought the first
Davis Machine sold by you over five years ago for
my wife, who has given it a long and fair trial. I
an well pleased with it. It never gives any
rouble, and Is as good as when first bought.
J. W. UOLIcK.
Winnsboro, 8. C., Aprli 1883.
Mr. BOAO: You wish to know what I have to say
in regard to tihe Davis Machine bought of you three
years ago. I feel i can't say too much in its favor.
I unade about 180,00 w 'hitn five months, at imes
running it so fast that he needle would get per
fectly hot from friction. I feel confident I could
noi have (lone the same work with as much ease
an1 so well with any e'tier machine. No time lost
in adjusting attachint ts. The lightest running
machine I have ever tieadled. Br.therJames and
Williams' families are as lunch pleased with their
Davis Machtines bought or you. I want no better
machine. As I saId before, I don't think too
much can be said for the Davis Machine.
hairtluMd County, Apri', 1883.
Mit. BOAG : My machine gives me perfect satis
faction. I find no fault with it. The attachunents
are so simple. I wish for no better than the Davis
M i. It. 31L,i N (.
Fairfield county, April, 1883.
Mit. 3oAO: I bought a )avis Vertical Feed
Sewing Machine from you four years ago. I arm
deighted with it. It never has given me any
trouble, and has never been the least out of order.
It is as good as when I lirst bought it. I can
cheerfully recommend it.
1a. M. J. KinKI.AND.
Monticello, April 30, 1883.
This is to certify that I have been using a Davis
Vertical Feed Sewing Machine for over tw ,years,
purchased of Mr. .J. U. Hoag. I haven't found I6
possessed of any fault-all the attachmients are so
simuple. It neverrefuses to work, and is certainly
the lightest running in the market. I conalder it
a first class machine.
Very respect fully
AIINNIB 31. WII.i.IN(11AM.
Oakland, Fairfield county, 8. C.
Ma BOAn : I am weii pteasef in every part icular
with the iavis Machine uought of you. I think it
a lirst-chtss niachine in every respect. You know
you sold several machines of the same make to
dilrerent mneitibers of our families, all of whom,
as far as I know, are well pleased with them.
Mts. M. Ii. Moiii.kv.
Fairfield county, April, 1883.
'Th is into certify we have ha-l in constant use
the Davis 3lachine bought of you about i hree years
ago. As we take in work, and have made the
price of it several times over, we don't, wantt any
better machine.. It is always ready to do any kind
of work we have to (to. No puckeringor skspp g ig
stitches. We can only say we are well p.ea-ed
and wish no better machine.
C'AT11EntNE WY I.IsE AND SISTEua.
t '? April 25, 183.
I have no fault to find with my mach ne, and
don't want any better. I have male the price of
It several times by taking lit sewing. It is always
-readly to do its work. 1 think it a tirst-class maii
chtne. I feel I can't say too much for the Davis
Vertical Feed Machine.
1Its. 'IuMAS 8111T1t.
Fairlieid county, April, 1833.
Mi. J. O. I1OA0-Dear Sir: It gives me much
pleasure to testify to the merits of Ite Dlavis Ver
tical Feed Sewing Machine. The ma- hine I got of
you about live years ago. has been almost in con
stant use ever since that i i me. I cannot see that
it is worn any, and has not cost me one cent for
repairs since we have had it. Am well pleaseul
anl don't wvish .r an.y better.
(Granile Quarry, inear Wlonsbu 8. C.
We have usedl the Davis Vertical Peel Se wing
Machine for the it live years. WVe wvould not
have any oilier make at any price. The maichine
has given us unbioundeo satisfaction.
Very respect fully,
Fairtleld county, 8. C., Jan. 27, 18s3.
hiaving bought a Davis Vertical Feed Sewing
Macihine front Mr. J. 0. Boug some1( three rears
ago, iand it haviniggiven mte perfect satisfaction ini
every respect iata amily imachine both for heivy
and light se wing, andi liever needed the least re
pair in ay way, I enn cheerfuily recommetti it to
any oiie as a first-class mnachint- in every particu
lar, and think it second to none. It, is one of the
limpiest machines made; my childirein use it wIth
all ease. 'lThe attachments are iiore easily adl
julsted iand it does a greater range of work by
means of its Vertical iVeed than any other ma
cihine I have ever seen) or usetd.
Mits. TuoMAS OwINOS.
Winnsboro, Fair filk county, 8. C.
We have had one of the D}vis Machines about
four years andt have always found it reauly to dlo alt
kinds of work we have Inad occuasion to ,io. Can't
see tilat tioe machine is worn any, and wort <ua.s
well as when new.
Mas. WV. .J. uHA wpoiti,
Jackson's Creek, Fairfild conuny, 8. C.
My wife is highly pleasedl with the Da:vls Ma
chiiie bought of you. She wouldi nt,t take doi ule
what, site gave for it. Th imatinie hias not,
been3i out of ordier since she had it, andl she can do
any kind of work oin it.
J AI. F". Pinu .
Mont icello, F?airlieldl counity, 8. C.
''The Davis Sewing Miachinte is sImply ia Isrerr
itWe Mas. J. A. (GopwvN.
( .J, 0 BoAo, Fs,1., Agenite-Dear Sir: ?ly wife
* has beeni usin1g a Davis Sewing Mlachimne conlstanit
ly for the past four years, andi it ha,s never- nee-ledi
any re pairs an I works just as well as -whent tir st
bought. She says it will do a greater rainge of
practical work Mnd do it easIer and b,et'.er thaon
any miachino sihe has ever usled. WVe ;aheerfully
recoimend It as a No. 1 famIly miachiine,
Your tru.y, .A.Q )VS
Winnsboro, 8. C., Jan. 8, 1883.
Mnt. ilOAG: I have al ways found my D)avls Ma
chine ready do all kinds oft to work I have had o
caion to do. I catnnot see that the machine is
worn a plarticle and it works tas wed as when new.
Mas. It. C. (UoODtNo.
Winnsboro, 8. C., April, 1888,
Ma. lhoAa: My wife has been constantly using
the Davis Macli ne bought.of you about live years
ago. I havo never regretted buying it, as it is
always reaudy for any kind of fauitly scwliig, either
hbeayor light, Iti ne nver out of fix or neuicag
Very respectfu.l, P
Ifairfend,. C.,t Marolh 1983.
H EROES OF THE SHORE.
Alone the coast-guard moves upon his beat,
Where the mad ocean leaps against the
With steady, sleepless eye and weary feet,
Through the wild bitter night along the
le pauses-ahI a light-a vessel's light
Is rising, falling with the angry waves;
01 must the awful tempest in its might
Hurl fellow creatures helpless to their
Red gleams his reaching signal through
Beware! Beware the perils of the shofe!
Too latel the helm is gone; the fated bark
Strikes on the shoals; the'waters o'er her
0 sleepers, waken to the fearful cry
That now comes speeding landward
through the gale!
liaste1 noble coast-guard, haste! For suc
All, all are doomed to perish if you faill
Swift come the men, roused by the breath
Out o'er the wreck their saving line they
Alhl wonen, children, see they rescue all!
Safe! safe on shore where kindly arms
Honor the coast-guard for true victories
RIaise the glad voice of joy, the song of
Let gratitude and justice unrestrained
Give to these aging men some sunny
IIands wanted at Willis's IIop Gar
We were sitting in the plhotton in
front of Lavaud's Hotel at Ross, when
this sign met our eyes.
I looked from it to Baby; Baby with
a laugh in her blue eyes, returned my
We understood each other.
''Let us go!" she said, as we drove
"Now?" I asked.
"Of course not; but we can drive
home, hunt up some ol dresses and old
shoes, make a couple of old bonnets, and
to-morrow morning, when Harry goes
away, come and try our luck.
"Ib will be great fun.''
Now be it distinctly understood that
my audacious friend was "wooed an'
married an' a'," while I was a single
young woman, accountable only to my
self for my misdeeds.
"And Harry?" I asked.
"We will tell him when we come
"But,''I urged again, ''what do you
imagine we will have to do?"
"I have only the vaguest notions of
"My knowledge has deen principally
:lerived from story-books, and I am
ifraid their suggestion are, to say the
"I wonder if it is to pare apples, or
)r - ".
"Pick hops very likely," broke in
"Never mind what it is, we can steal
away and go home, if we do not like
"Very well," I said; and it was set
Harry took the seven o' clock train
the next morning with an unsuspicious
heart, and his wife and I went home to
begin our adventure.
We put on two straight, plain calico
skirts, and viewed the costumes with
My jac..et was a loose one, borrowed
from Sarah, the cook, Baby tad ripped
the ruilhing off her own.
Our shoes were a miracle of holes-I
yave a fleeting thought to Baby's high
Hop-pickers did not usually wear
Ithem, 1 thought; but I saidl nothing.
We laughed till we were exhausted
it the figures we made.
A way we dIrove in high glee, amid
the laughter of the servants, who were
by this time well used to our p)ranks.
"We will be back for the half-past
[Wve train,'' shouted Baby, as we turnted
mut, at the gate.
''Baby," I saidl, when we were on
the Annuadale road, "do you know
where it is?"
"Which-the gardens or Elting?"
"No; but we can ask."
I wonder did there ever present them
selves at any place two such remarkable
little figures as turned in at Willis's
We went past one or two fields, andl
met no one.
At hast we came to a man with a
spadle on'his shoulder.
"18 this Willis's 11op Garden?" asked
"'Where (10 t Aey want people to
wvork?'' (demanded I, ashamed to let
Baby (10 all the talking.
"Oh)I, you want a jIob, do you?''
Biaby's sun-bonnet drop~ped antd cluIiv
I knew she was speechtless.
"Yes," I said; "where (do we go?"
"'To that red building over there.
"'Just dlownl that path, and theni to
We thanked him, atnd( ran on till we
canmo to a great red building, a sort
of barni with widle-open doors, and with
in mten and women apparently hard
at work sorting and picking hops.
A fewv turned and stopped their work,
looking at usB curiously, but the rest
kept otn occasionally exchtanginig a jest
with one anothmer.
A young man stood in his shirt
sleeves-marvellously wItite they were,
too-with his back towardls us, giving
ordlers to a carnman whlo was loading
In a mtoment he turned atnd regarded1
us with a broad stare of astonishment.
''Sir," said Baby, "can 'ou give uts
"Will you cotme this, way?" lhe
asked, leading uts out of the opposite
"What can you (do?'' Ite added.
"Attythintg," I sid as confidlently as
HIe showed uts a p'ile of hops whitcht
was to be sorted1 from leaves atnd
branches and put ito baskets, attd
wvalked away to the first comners.
Baby attd I fell to at otnce.
Site kntew what site wais about, and I
worked uttder her dhirectiotts.
"Oh, Min," shte said, int a wvhisper,
,,we are In a nice scrape If Ito finds us
AntipatMhs and Aversions.
Shakespeare, in his "Merchant of
Venice." has a well known passage
concerning the naccountable anti- t
pathies of some men, and an interesting |
book might be written on the subject.
Not unfrequently these antipathies are
stronger, and apparently, most ridieu
lous in people whom one might suppose
to be loftily superior to anything of the
Scaliger turned pale at the sight of
watercress; neither he nor Peter, of
Albano, could ever drink milk; Cordan
was disgusted at the sight of an egg;
a French lady "never could abide'' the
sight of boiled lobsters, and Ambrose'
Pare records the case of a man who
was similarly affected by the view of
Vaughelim a famous - Hanoveriant
sportsman, slew wild boars hInumerable,
but ran away from a roast pig, or fain
ted if lie had not time to beat- a re
Marshal D' Albert was so terrified at
the view of the pig's head that if any
one had fought a duel with the marshal
with a pig's head in his left hand lie
would have had as much advantage as t
it he had on a suit of armor. So says t
Tihe smell of fish threw Erasmus into t
a fever. King Vladislas, of Poland,
ran away from an apple.
Zimmerman records the case of a
lady who shuddered on touching the
velvety skin of- a peach, silk and satin
being equally obnoxious to her,
Dr, Beattie tells of a strong man c
whom the touch of velvet would dis
turb. Lord .Barrymnare could endutre
anything but a pansy; the Princess of
Lainballe anything but a violet.
Gretry, the composer, and Aim of
Austria abhorred the smell of roses.
We read of a monk who fainted on
seeing a rose, and never quitted his
cell during the season of their flower
F orito, the Italian poet, had ia sim
ilar ,version, and so had Vincent, the
painter. Scaliger tells of a relative
whom the sight of a lily threw, into
henry Ill fainted on seeing a cat, .
though he wats passionately fond of lit
tle dogs. The Duke of Schomberg had
the same mortal antipathy, and the case
is recorded of a gentleman who could
not even bear to walk under a signboard
bearing the image of poor puss.
The Duke of Epernon was unaffected
by the sight of an old hare, but the
sight of a young one sickened him.
The marshal of Breze fainted at the
sight of a rabbit; in this case the antip
athy could be traced back to his having
shot, while firing at a rabbit, a ser- e
A hare or fox terrified Tyco 3rahe
nearly out of his wits. William Math
ews had-a mortal dread of spiders, and
when the Duke of Athole, thihking the
antipathy feigned, approached hi .n
with his hand shut, Mathews drew his
sword, and it was with great dilliculty t
lie was prevented killing himself or the
Marana, the author of the "Turkish
Spy," tells uts that 1he would have pre
ferred encountering a lion rather than s
a spider. Mather records the case of a a
young woman who could see a person
.trim his nails with a pair of scissors, f
hnt if a knife were employed she fainh
Beaitic tells of a man who had a hor- y
ror of seeing a person handle a cork. t
Le Mothe de Nayer could not l'ear the y
sound of any musical insti 1tment, t
though lie delighted in the roar of c
Augustus had a mortal fear of thun- c
dher anid lightning, and thouigh lie al-- x
w~auys carried a sealskini as a talismanui t
againist them, would hide, if possible, 1
mi a vault. His terror had been inispiredi
whien, dlurinig a night march, the light- a
nong struck his litter and killed a e
slavo by his sidle.
A lunar eclipse wvas too much for the
nerves of Bacon. Bayle, the phiiloso- f
pher, never couldl overcome his antip)- t
athy to the sound of water splashing. s
T1hie Emperor Hlerachius at the age of
fifty nine conlceivedl such an aversion to a
the sight of wvater that it was found c
necessary to build a bridge of boats
across the Bosphorus and screen it I
closely wvith boughIs inl ordler that lie
might enter Constantinople.
Tihe cases are mentioned of one Nie
anho, who fainted wvhenever 110 heard a
lhute played; aiid a womian in .Namumr
who tell into a svoon on. hearing a bell t
rung. A residenit of Alcantara was f
thrown intojconvuilsionis ait the sound of
the wvordi wool, though he wore gar
ments of that material.
Pennanits, the traveler, had a .great t
a1version1 to .wigs, amnd on one memo
rable occasion, afte'r exhmaustimng him
nmi mi mhaLftdakl.ions5 upon0 the miay3or of
Chester's head covering, siratched it
oft and fled through the streets wvith it, I
p)ursued by the indignant magistrate. ~
Jamies I had a dlecided aversion to the (
sight of a naked swvordI, and Louis XILV ~
abhorred the sight of a gray lhat.
The Calcutta Exhibition, which will
Open on the 5th of December, wi'll be
remarkable chiefly for the Juarvellous
collection of precious stones that will
be shown. Many of thme native princes
of Inudia have p)romilsed to lendl their
finest jewels, and amnonig these are soe
of the costliest In the world. The trea
sures of thme Nizam Scindia, Hlolker, theI
Gaikwir, and thme Miaharajas of Jampur,
Patiala, and Travancor are especially
rich in diamonds, rubles, and emeralds;
and it is saidl that some of tihe magnates
of Bhopal can, if they so choose, cover
themselves with pearls. Indeed, .theI
wealth of India in precious stones is so
immenise as to appear fabulous to West
Perseverance' can sometimes equal
genius In its results. "There are only
two creatures," says the eastern pro
verb, "'which can surmount the pyra
mids--the eagle and the snaIl.'
"So Jaok has strained himself train
Ing for the double scull race?" said a<
Harvard boy to his chum oni tihe float.
"Yes, Jack never was very strong." ;
"And now," chummed in the first speaker,
"harry Will be so angry!"
"Lot us steal away," I whispered
back; "we can do it in a little while."
Still we kept on, half laughing, half
dismayed, for a couple of hours, when
our master as Baby insisted on calling
him, came back.
He might have been any age between
twenty-flive and thirty, tall, straight,
"I saw him glance at Baby's white,
slender lingers, where, horror of hor
rors shone a diamond, which from
sheer force of habit she had forgotten
"You are getting along famously,"
le said, in an amused tone.
Then "Will you be so good as to fol
He looked somewhat surprised at the
quantity of work we had done.
Men did not generally speak in that
way to hop-pickers, but we could not
in prudence refuse; so we followed him
to a little garden, where, under some
trees that screened them from observa
tion, we found a bench and a rude
"Will you wait here lie asked.
And, touching his hat lie went away.
"'Well,'' I cried, sitting down, "if this
does not beat everythingl
"What does it mllean?"
"It means that he found out who we
are," answered Baby, dejectedly.
"I wish we had not come."
"Never mind," I said, consolingly;
"it is an adventure; a little more than
we bargained for, that is all.''
Just then caine back "our master,"
carrying a tray which he deposited on
the table before us.
Our astonished eyes took in wine
milk, a cold chicked, fresh butter, and
slices of home-made bread.
"Mrs. Lester," he said turning to
Baby, "will you forgive me for recogniz
"But it was almost necessary; the
men might have leen rude, and it is
better that you should go home niow.
"You are wondering how I came to
know you; but 1 have seen you often
driving around the country with your
"My name is Roger Carlyle."
Baby laughed till the tears ran down
"Mr. Carlyle," she said, 'I am infin
itely obliged to you.
'We saw the sign yesterday at Ross,
and thought we would come for the
fun of the thing.
"But I had no idea we were to have
such al adventure.
"I have an idea that you are nmasquar
"Well, I am," he acknowledged.
"I ai acting to-day for my uncle,
who owns the place. But will you not
"You must be hungry.''
We were starving and did full justice
to the nice luncheon.
While we were eating, lie went to the
inn for a conveyance, and brought it
round to us.
"Good-bye," said Baby, as he gave
her the reins; and be sure you coie and
"Mr. Lester will be glad to thank
He laughed and promised.
"Oh, Baby!" I said, when we were
well on our way..
"What a scrape!"
"Pshaw!'' returned Baby.
"It was plenty of fun; but neverthe
less, we will not do it again."
As the half-past five train came in,
two irreproachal'!y dressed young ladies
sat in a poiy-ti:ueton, waiting for harry
We told him about it after dinner,
and though lhe scoldied, lhe hiad to laugh,
part,icularly when we dIOnnied our cos
tiumes to give him an idea of the ef
Onie good thing came out of it all
OUr friendship with Roger Carlyle.
Hie came over as lhe had pbromised,
and1( gave Hlarry a very ludicrous ac
count of oiur proceedings.
Did it ever lead to more than friend
IIow curious yo0u are!
A liglanid Oraiine.
It is almost certain that the dog usedl
by the 01ld Celtic tribes of Scotland and
Ireland W.. not the modern stag hound,
swift and strong and beautiful as it is,
for in dlealig with b)adger and1( otter a
(log of this kind would be of little or no
usec. Nor could their favorite dlog have
been of the niature of the muodern ter'
rier; for such a (log, again, howvever
goodi for otter and badger, would mani
festly, from lack of strength and speed,
be but a poor ally in the chase of the
elk or stag, or boar. The onuly (log
thait now-a-days, if kept for pburpose,
could be depended(ic( upon in the varied,
rough-and-tum-ble chuas'e in wvhich the
.Fingalians so much dlelightedl, would be
the collie, for lie is sagacious andl strong,
and swift and( sure; far sighted at once
and exquisitely keen of nuose; as clever
with all sorts of vermin as a terrier,
and( more to be dlependedl upon01 ini track
ig and( bringing to hbay a (leer than anyW
staghound. A collie, in short, is lit,
or could be easily made 40 to go) any
where and do any thing, andi( there can
be little dloubt, we think, that the
famnous (logs of the Fingalian baldads,
the Br-ans, Gr-umacI ,Biubhlachs, &c.,
were collies. Whatever anuy other (log
can (10 the collie can, with very little
trouble, be taught to (d0 (uite as well,
or better; his extraordlinary sagacity,
q1uiet self possession, anid constant an
xiety to p)lease beinig a foundi(ationl on
which lny amnounut of dog-usefulness
can be reared in the shiortest pbossible
time, anmd with the least possible trouble.
P'roperhy caredI for as a pup, thme collie
grows up a (log not eonly of mnarvellous'
sagacity, but of .great strength and
speed as wellh, with an amount of
courage that nothing dlaunits, and( utter
ly free fgom those fits of sulkiness and
ill-humor which so frequently cause an
noyance in the case of otherwise very
excellent (logs of their kind. Collies
have for some time beeni fashionable as
complanions8 and pets, for which their
good temper sagacity, and beauty em
Inenitly fit tiem. We have long beeni
fully persuaded that, wvell-bred and pro
peily attended to, they might easily be
made the best sporting dogs ini the
1110o1od iIe was a Tramp,
It cane to pass, that a certain railroad
nan sent forth his servants to call them
hat were bidden to the wedding, and
hey would not come.
Again he sent forth other -servaits,
aying, tell them which are bidden, be
0ol, I have killed the old lien and pre
nred the wedding.tinner and opened a
:eg of nails and all things are ready for
But they made light of it and went
lieir ways, one to his farm, another to
is drug store, and another to his grist
uill and the remainder took the ser
'ants and entreated themn spitefully
,id put a tin ear on them, and frescoed
hem with Michael Ailgelo eggs.
But *hen the railroad king heard of
h he bounced the entire outfit and shut
If their passes and raised their freight
arlif and busted themi up in their busi
ess and smote them sore on the gable
nid of their intellects and iade it red
ot for them.
Then lie said unto his servants, the
eedding is ready, but they which are
iddent are not worthy.
Go ye therefore down the sidetracks
nd into the round house and the water
tlik and tho cabooses and the gravel
rains and gather together ts many as
e shall find and tell them to come over
o the wedding feast and fill them
And the servants wh nt forth and
munded upas many as they could find
oth good and bad and bade them to the
And when the king went into the re
eption room he found there a mal who
ad not on a spank tail coat and low
ecked shoes and clocked socks.
And lie saith to him: "Pardner, how
omneth it that thou art here 'without
ny store clothes on, and wearing in
Lead a linen duster and jim-crow raim
And the nai was at first speechless
it he answered yet aga a:
"Oh, railroad kimgl live forever. I
now that I am here without a wedding
arment; but beholk, I amn a conductor
n thy line, and I have reformed, and
ave ceased to 'knock dowli;' and be
old thy servant is poor, and the is try
ig to live on his salary.
And the king was wroth, and told the
slier to gather him in and take him by
te slack of his raiment and to cast hi
ver the outer wall, and there was
'eeping and gnashing of teeth."
And while the wedding guests made
lerry and whooped it up, the man who
,as east out (lid steal around and be
Ulme solid with the cook, and filled him
31f up with the wedding feast on the
And it Caime to pass that when lie had
aten of the fatted calf and the wed
ing cake, and absorbed all the chain
agne that he could carry away, lie
rawled into the mow and slept till the
And when the morning was come, he
)urneyed over the railroad track to
rard Salt Lake; for behold lie was a
A Forgetful Chief Justuu.
Chief Justice Jones of Nev York was
o fond of society that he never declined
i invitation to a dinner or to an eve
ing party. But "his lionor" was a
orgetful and an over-worked man, and
is desk at home, where lhe studied his
ases, was loaded with papers of the
lost risc'ellaneous character. When
lie desk could hol no more, lhe would
'ut the papers into a basket, and then
lhe process,of accumulation would go
i as before.
One day the chief justice, needig a
ertain paper, runmliagedl through the
,ell-filled basket and found an inivita
ion to a p)arty. That evening lie diressed
imself, amd, about 1) o'clock, walked
ito the house of his friend, arrayedI in
vhiite kids, white cravat, swallow-tailed
oat, and in the other essenmtials of a
On being ushered iinto the parlor, lie
aund, to his surprise, thme host sitting
here alone, readling his paper, but no
ignts of a p)arty.
"I'm afraLid I have made ai mist,ake,
ir;'" said the chief justice, after the
ordlial greeting of his friend.
"If you have," wvas the courteous re
ly, "I am obliged to the mistake, for it
a's given nme the honlor of youir coiii
"Buthaven't you a party to-night?"
'"Is not that from you, pir?'' a sked'
lhe jud(ge, as lie.drew forth a snmll note
rin his poceket.
"Certainly, judi(ge," rephledI thme host,
but thait was for this day of the month
inst yeaLr, wvhen I recollect that we had
lbe pleaLsure of your comnyany."
Onme of the most remarkable reasons
robably ever urged for pardon of aL
rmmminal has been p)resentedl to the
tovernor of North Carolina in appli
ation for the release of Tim Buckner,
negro desp)erado, confied in jail.
kbouit eighteen months ago B uckne
nocited a riot, and( placed hinself at the
end( of 100 lawless negro lumibermnen,
vho threatenedl to (destroy the town,
L'he Gov'enor wmis coiimelled to call out,
hie military before the riots were sup
>ressed. Bucknier was conivictedl and(
cut to jail for twno yeiLra for being the
ing lead(er of-the miob. At the timie of
is arrest the negro owned two cooii
logs which daiily visltedl the Court dur
ng the trial of their master andm( sat by
lis side. After IBuckner wasii sent to
Lil, the poorm brutes took up their staL
ion at the jailyaLrd do(or.
During Bucknier's impilrisonmenlt the
Logs have not been absent from their
uost a single night. They relieve each
thier duriing (day to get food, but aLt
ight are conistaintly at the doocr. Th'le
cole of the towmi became attractedl by
ingulhar evidlence of the dlevotion of thme
lummb creatures to their master. They
milt a keiinel near the jail (door and(
vithin sight of Bluckner's cell ind(ow.
4ovenor Jarvis' W~ife visited the pilace aL
'ow days ago, andI was moved to tears
>y the wonderful fidelity of Buikiner's
logs to their mnater. She has joined
itheors in recommending theGovernor to
Iardlon Buckner, who still has a year to
or.ve. Thme principal rtasonms urged for
Executive clemency are thme facts here
Soda cure for the Skin.
It Is now many years ago that the
author, while engaged in some investi
gations as to the qualtities and effects
of the alkalies in inflamations of the
skin, etc, was fortunate enough to dis
cover that a saline lotion, or saturated
solution of the bicarbonated soda in
either plain water or camphorated wa
ter, if applied speedily, or as soon as
possible, to a lurni or scalded part, was
effectual in immediately relieving the
acute burning pain; and when the burn I
was only superficial Qrlot very severe,
removing all pain in a'-Very short timne;
having also the v'ery great advantage
of cleatnlinoss, and if applied at once,
of preventing the usual consequences
a painful blistering of the skin, separa
tion of the epidermis, and perhaps,
more or less suppuration.. .
For- this puri., all that is necessary
is to cut a piece of list, or old soft rag,
or even thick blotting paper, of a size
suflicient to cover the burned or scalded
parts, and to keep it constantly well
wet with the sodaic lotion so as to pre
vent its drying. By this means it us
ually happens that all painl ceases in
from a quarter to half an hour, or even
in much less time. When the main
part of a limb, such as the hand and 1
forearm or the foot and legr, has been 1
burned, it is best, when 1riacticable,
to plunge the part at once into a jug or
pail, or other convenient vessel filled
with the soda lotion, and keepit there
until the pain subsides; or the limb may
be swathed or encircled with a sur- t
geon's cotton bandage previously
soaked im the sature(d solution, and
kept constantly wet with it, the result
being usually immediate, provided the
solution be saturated and cold. What
is now usually sold as bicarbonate of
soda is what I have commonly used and t
reconnended, although this is well
known to vary much in quality accord- t
ing to where it is manufactured; but it
will be found to answer the purpose,
although probably Howard's is the I
most to be depended-ou , the common
carbonate being too caustic. It is be
lieved that a large proportion of iedi
cal practitioners are still uliaware of
the remlarkable.qualtities of this easily
applied remedy, which recomniends
itself for obvious reasons.
Wrecks of Washington Lire.
The streets of Washington are lined
with old battered wrecks that the waves
and winds of politics have cast ashore
froin time to tUme. It is a fact, how- 1
ever well known here, that a majority
of tho.se who are forced out of public I
life and settle in Washington turn out
as "ne'er do weels." I know a gradu
ate of Harvard College, who wis him
self the President of a college, a Sena- i
tor in Congress, and subsequently in a i
vosition of almost unequalle(l power,wno
"settled", in Washington. Drink and
cards brought him to ruin, and lie was, I
if I an not wrong, once in jail and t
many times in the station house. Hie
was at superior scholar, an eloquent 5
speaker ai4 an able thinker. It was (
not unusuM for him to accost his for
mler friends and ask for a quarter to t
buy him something to eat. Where lie t
is now I do not know. I know of as I
sad a case in the lower house-a man a
of colnnanding mind an(d presence and
rarely gifted as an orater. Ile was at 1
one time a member of the c6nstitutional (
convention of Kentucky, afterwards a t
member of the State Legislature of Ca- t
lifornia, and was elected to codify the
laws of that State; was an elector on I
the Frenont ticket in 1836; was Re- (
ceiver of Public Moneys in one of the c
Territories, anld subsequnen tly Surveyor-]
General, and then served two terms in t
the hlouse, lie was sought by all thet
scientihic, religious atid literary socie- c
ties hlere, and1( stood as high as any mnan
inl either bn,muchi of Congress. WVell, 'J
what of itY you ask. Well, tis~ of it :.
For several years past that man kep)t - a
one of the lowest dives and brothels in p
the city, where young meni amid wveaki
tmeni were lured by ruin, cards and wo- . '
men. JIe (lied tile other day ill this a
mtiserable lloyel and( -was folwdtoi
the grave by a dlepraved creature of the c
town whlom lhe called his wife. I ce.a
ploinIt out to you cx-Senators hero who
cait scarcely buy the(ir breakfasts, wvho
are so seedly andi( dilapidated that they
will cross thle street rathler than meet
an 0old friend. There tire ex-cabiniet
oilicers whoi usedl to bespatter "u15 coin
n11on pleople" wvith nmudl from their car
inge wheels as they rolled grandly on,
who are now not recognized by thteir
former associates. There are ex-Go
nlerals inl the army, whose nameslti have
hlonorable mientioni in history, and( on
whose shoulders the dlou ble star of a
l.jor-G;eneral set witht pide, now~ 50
l'poor awl( it he)pless that theiy aire olfteni
armugty wiLasout a cenit to buy icogd.
A Cauvo in a Quaaarry.
A remarkable discovery has beemi
miade by Edward Brown, a qularymmanu 1
at Johnmsonm's quarries, nmear Pocopson,i
Chester county, Pa. Brown had
reached a dlepth of teni feet, aiid after I
dIrillinig a 111lin what hie supposed to<
be solidl rock lie charged it with powder,
lbghted tile fuse andi retired out of dani- I
ger. After the blast went oft lie re-(
turnedl, w~hien, inlstead( of. 111bimg brokent 1
like, be discovered wh'lat looked mocre 1
liea kitchen which had1( just been<
through an experienice with a Western
cyclone. There was a stove, a lot of I
tiln cans, ant iron 1)ot, a niason's trowel,
a sing ularly-shiaped axe and sonic bones.1
The pulace where the thinigs were founid 1
1had( evidently been a cave, fthe miouthi
of which hlad beenl coveredl up, and was I
probably the hidinig-place of some crim
ial in the early days of thte century, I
whlen hihwaymon wer*e numerous in
Chester equnitj. Joe lhare was borni a
withini a quarter of a mmile of the cave, I
1and( possibly lhe retiredi there to live a
whenm pursuied. .lie wvas a noted high- i
wvaymant, who wvas hanged nit Trentoni
for robbing tihe Uniited States nil near f
Lainater. The quarry wais until
withini a few years covered with heavy 1
timber and1( thick underbrush, making 1
it a good hiding-place. Mucli Interest- .1
fns been exhibited in the articles found, m
which will be stored away as relics.
Feebleness of means Is, In fact, the
blen ess of him that employs thnm. ,
The death of the owner of Lundy Is
land, England, is an event that suggests
ionme strange reflections. Mr. Ileava t
was the owner of the little principality
which he; so long ruled with patriarchal
.are, and he had an advantage which
'ew sovereigns nowadays possess, of Jm
ng uncontrolled by constitutions, cabi
let or Parliament. It is true that th(
>wner of Lundy was not what in the
>ld German Eimpire waus called "un
nittelbar," but as Clovelly townt. is a
,ood twelve miles of stormy sea from.
is domain, the queen's writ was slow
n running thus far. For ninny years
,he Government has been anxious to buy
lie island, in order, if necessary, to
,rect fortifications there; but Mr.Ileavan
holding that it was better to be first man
in Lundy than the second in Britain,
stoutly refused to part with him--rocky
eritage. Lundy Island is one of the
iortions of what may be called unex
lored Britain, over which the historian
111(1 naturalist might linger longer thian
ts diminutive area would appeart o justi
'y. Every voyager who has passed up
ir down the Bristol Cliat,nel knows its
vild cliffs, noisy with sea-fowl, render
di famous by the picturesque passage
njwhich Charles Kingsley has celebrated
hem. Every year liundreds of vessels
ake shelter under these glantite rann
ari s, and the steeple of St. Mary's
tedcliffle. is not more fanilar to the
nariners who hail from the port of
3ristol than is the "Constable" of "Old
.undly." Sailors refer to the isle in
erms o ' affection, just as yachtsman
11(1 hoimesick Iudians speak of "the
Jear Old Rock " and perhaps for the
anme reason. it is the last bit of Brit
sl soil they m'ay see for long months
r years, and on their return its gray
rags and flashing light are the first
tangible evidence of the uative land be
iig once uore in view. Yet in itself
he island is as prosaic a spot as cam
vell be imagined. It has the rucins of a
ca-king's stronghold, at Pharos built ol,
he site of St. Aine's chapel, a mansion
iouse, some granite quarries, and a few
Lairy farms. With the oi'-lying "Slut''
t comprises about two tiousand acres,
nd in all it is only three miles long by
ne broad. Butter, gannets an(1 granite
re its chief products, and though a few
heep, goats, horses and cattle graze the
erbage of its narrow valley, big blocks
f stone form its main export to the
inter world. Lundy is not a hospitable
pot for apart from the diliculty of
caching it except iln open boats or in
tone-bearing barges, the shores are
ocky and precipitous, guarded by num
rous treacherous reefs, and the solitary
ailiding-place is surrounded by jagged
>oints, which make strangers wary of
.plproaching it even when the sea is
mnooth and the wind fair. The Lundy
tes are therefore not much troubled
vith visitors, for though the quarrymen
ome and go, most of theim are natives,
Lud so attached to the island that, unless
or ai run to Clovelly or Barnstaple, they
arely care to leave their lonely home.
r.ike most islanders, they are a little
uspicious of "foreigners" from Glou
ester and Glanorgan who are ignorant
f mining and have the misfortune not
o be Devon folk. The soil is not more
han suflicient for those who find a liveli
tood oil it, and island lpolitics have al
rays tended to teach the lesson that
tray men from the mainland must be
egarded as boding no good to the hon
st citizens of Lundy. Among other
raditions confirmatory of this maxim is
he curious story of how in the reign of
Villiam and Mary a ship flying the
)utch colors landed a party of men,
stensibly for the purpose of buying one
f their colmrades iln consecratedl ground.
ni reality they w~ere Freinchmen, and7
he conhin contained3( weapons with wvhich
lie marauders armed themselves ini thei
hurch, after requesting the islanders to
Lave thmn alone to their funeral rites.
Lheni issuing forth they desolated the
ttle farms, 1am-stringing the horses
nd( bullocks, flinging the sheep and
oats over the cliffs and stripp~ing the
ihabitants of the very cloths they wore.
hle i nh abitants of Lundy are therefore
vary of anybody seeking their hospital
Ly, and manage to get on very wvell with
uit newsplap)ers and1( telegrams,
The Turkiah& Grocer.
The Turkish grocer, conspIcuous by'
is sniow-whiite turban and his flowing
card, sits cross-legged oni the high
aised floor of his shop. with a by no
ieans isitant background of caiisters
mid bottles; wilth his scales suspended
roni the roof, and with all the materials
f his trade ch,.se and readly to his hand.
Jsually a female friend or purchaser is
,lso seated on1 the shop1-boarti but with
her legs dependent in the af.reet. Of
ourse shie wears a yaslunak and feridjee,
mit a yashmak is-no bar to oral coniver
at.iom, and still less is it a bar to them
aniguage of the eyes, andit conversaltion
>f the one( 1(md( 01r tile othier, goes on for
mi ind(eiinite timei between the grocer
md1( his visitor. Whenl a veritable ecus
,oiler arrives the 01(1 Turk dhoes not
,rouble himlself to remove the chilbouque
'rm his lips, but stretches out his hand
0 thet required canlister or bottle, dIraws
lown the scales from the roof, anid sup
>hies the article dlemandled. Sittinig, as
ie does, a little above the faces of Is
ustomners, 1he looks down giavely and
>enevolently upon01 them and seems to
ay: ''Look aroundii, there are 110 dlark
:01rnehrs in my shop1; no 51and( caln lurk .
Indetectedl in the sugar which I pIresent
o) you ini the lighlt of this blazing suu
tor could the insidious horse-bean, ift
vere to introduice it amnong the fragrant
>eries of Mocha, escape your penetrat
uig gaze. " The restaurateur's cook, as
he standls behlind his smoking pots 1and(
hinhig stewp)ans, in like mnanmner takes
lie entire crowd of spectators imnto his
onnfdenice, and defies thlem to mistake
rabbit, wvhich lie dlissects before them,
or a cat or a puppy.' Al ltheotradesmn
nd( hiandilcraftsmnen sedrn to say to the
niteninig purclinsers: "]3ehold us! We
r'e all faIr and above board. You will
ind in us no untradespet-like artifices.
Ve lay blare to you'all thue'arts amid
nysteries of our' ci'aftsi." Would you
mly a gorghian,(wadded quilt,)' you shlall
ee us weigh out the cottoni which it
hall contain, anid you may wvatchi us as
&e mnake it ui, and judgesfor y'ourself
vhether we ar6 the meni to coninive at
~he surreptItIous insertion of inferior