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TRI-W EEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. (.. JULY 14. 1883.
Dreamer, waiting for ddrkness with sor
rowl'ul, drooping eyes,
-Linger not in the valley bemoaning the
e day that is donel
Climb the eastern mountains and welcome
the rosy skies
Never yet was the setting so fair as the
Dear is the past; its treasures we hold in
our hearts for aye;
Woe to the hand that would scatter one
wreath of its garnered flowers;
But larger blessing and honor will eone
with the waking dlay
1fail, then To-morrow, nor tarry with
Yesterday's ghostly hours!
Mark how the Rumnners hasten through
blossonling fields of June
To the purple hines of the vintage and
levels of golden corn;
"Splendors of life 'T lavish," runs nature's
''For mnyriads press to follow aiuad the
-rarest are yet tunborn."
Think how eager the earth is ued every
star that shines
To circle the grander spaces rould Clod's
throne that be;
Never the least inoon loiters nor the largest
Forward they roll together those glorious
dkeitths to see.
Dreaner, waiting for darkness with sor
rowful, drooping eyes,
Summers and suns go gladly, and where
fore dost thou repine?
Climb the hills of uwrnng anud welcome
the rosy skies
The joy of the boundless. future-.-nay,
Cod hinself is thine!
-rn1 F.IOUTOII- FALLf.
"Oh dear!" syllabled a silvery voice.
with soft emphasis. "I wish somet-hing
It was dull at the Tamaracks, the
great house and wide acres of grassland
belonging to Phlebe's grandfather, old
Thrifty J inny would set the house in
order by nnme o'clock, and retire to her
bedroom adjoining the kitchen to braid
straw, after which there would be no
sound on the premises for hours.
The mid-day lunch would be eaten as
in a dream, supper appear by enchant
So, without bustle or life, were the
quiet days at the Tanaracks.
The squire was old, and did not like
at noise, and old Jiny was used to his
It seemed to eighteen-year-old Phebe
sometimes that the rust. of this life was
eating into her very soul.
She had come from New York an or
phan two years before, and because her
grandfather graciously gave her a home,
had earnestly sought to adapt herself to
the ways of the house.
Yet but :(r the garden slh would
The garden was beautiful with its
flowering shrubbery, and .vines of rose,
woodbine, and trumnpet-flower.
'ie beds she could do as she chose
with, so the squire said.
So she had bordered themu with pinks,
and set theml full of verbenas and go
She had a triangle of heart's ease,
and a circle of violets, and there was a
little arbor, covered with blue wisteria,
wherein ie sat to sew, and'whereiii she
had made her grandfather a whole set
of line shirts.
But the shirts were done, the gera
niums and heart's-ease cultivated to
the last degree of perfection, and the
August days began to seem intermin
able to Phebe.
She put the yellow old sitting-room
in order, and ttien sat down idly in it
until she was almost crazy.
She went to walk along the roads,
anid believed she could hear' the trees
growing in the stillness.
She read the entire v'oltunte of Watts'
hymns, and wrote letters to till her old
'Then it seemied as if something imust
htappen, or she woiuiti commit some dies
Pretty little Phebe I she looked as
Lorlorn as she felt, sitting in a corner
of' a big, hiighi-backed, yellow danmask
armehair, heri slenderCi, sihypered feet on
a <quaint, round footstool, her piquaint
face mn thle shadow otf her' ftair, rippling
hair--all in "love-locks'"-her cherry
imouith dr'opped at the corners.
And the weather was bad enoutgh to
be to blame for' half of it-brazen hot
days, a f'ortnight of them, witht not a
dropl of raina.
.No woinder our1 little lid( wais tnerve
hess and sadt.
-Butt w~hilhe prietty Phebli stit adrI'oop ini
the big yellow a imchair, therewaa
chanmge in the sky.
A troop of (dark clouds caine sailing
tup from the west, and a restless wind
began to stir' the wvoodbine about the
iPhebe lifted hierself with a brighter
look, as the drops begain to ptatter' down
-the drops of a hurrying showver.
.It began to pelt, the garden with a
good1 Mill, while the thunder r'olled.
ominoumsly, and the lighlting's " tremu
lous skets'' grewv broader, until its
glare lhiedi the yellow sittinag-room pain
hully from inne to timle.
But Phebe wvas not nervous or timid,
borrowed 110 trouble or fear, and finially
the tumult of the showver abated.
'.thie wvoodbineo, bright, green, and
glowmng again, seemned trying to shake
a little murmur of thankfulness from
among its mutitude of leaves, wvhe
there itoatedl up) such an incense f'roim
tihe garden, that a look of pleaisture
dawvned in 1'hebe's eyes, briniging back
Suddlenly, on the wide hall stairs,
was heard the t,rampl of hea'tvy feet, and,
as the young girl started tup ml surplrise,
two men entered, and laid a hiteless
forum L ather feet.
Somelthing had hatppbened with a ven
'The two laborers who had1( borne this~
burden stelped back silently.
S<uire 1tane's field haunts, thlough ig
- norant enough, were not without feel
ing, and1( the cailm white faice, wi~thou
liiie or miotiona, save for the p)leasant
blleeze stirring the eboh curls on the
white foeed a a nuh
Ione11 of the ahen; "but I guess lhe's done
fo fast nough
"here comes th qu."
been listening to her grandfather's slow
feeble step upon the stairs.
She ran to him.
"What you here, child ? Run an<
call old Jinny.
"Strip him, men, and rub him-boti
"There's life in him yet.
"Phebe, send Dick like wildflre afte
the doctor I"
So the old man, who had been a ver3
smart man in his day, set the servantb
at work upon the stranger.
But in valn they essayed to restorc
life to that motionless form.
''Ihe doctor came and shook his head
All was over, lie said.
.)r. Henry Itichmnond, nine-anl
twenty years of age, resident physician
of a neighboring town, had too surel3
met his death by his horse, terrified a
the lightning, precipitating hisciarriag<
over a bank into the bid of the river
which, in the summer heats had rui
A dangerous spot, against which th(
villagers took the late .precaution tc
place a strong railing.
But this availed little to the sileni
mnu, lying, without comment or con
plaint, in the best chamber at the Ta
PIhebe trembled like a leaf all day
nor could she be induced to touch i
mouthful of food.
"Jor', child,'' said old Jinny, "don'
take it so hard!
"Death mtust come to all of us, an'
very likely the young gentleman wa:
"'lie has a very noble-lookin' counte
" leaven help his mother, if he has
one," finished Jinny, with a sigh, for
she had lost her only son, and she a
widow, not many years before.
Jinny hung up the broom and turned
her sleeves down over her hard-worked
"Now the question is, who is going
to sit up to-night, for his follts can't bt
got here till morning.
"IDiek's gone over 'th Lowbridge to
carry the news.
"The hands are all tuckered out with
the extra work, this powerful hot wea
ther, your grandfather's done-up with
the excitement-an' well he may be at
eighty years old-an' I'm too old to
lose my sleep.
"There's nobody but you, an' you
"I will sit up, Jinny.
"I al not afraid."
No, she was not.
That she should ever sleep againt
seemed impossible to her, and she was
averse to attempting it.
It would be torture to lie, painfully
wide awake, upon her pillow, and he
li( not need rest.
Ier grandfather's room and J inny's
were upon either side of the chamber
where Doctor Richmond lay, and in
deed there was nothing that was aught
but prepossessing in that quiet face.
"IIe never knew what hurt him," she
heard the men whisper among them
selves, as some one remarked the com
posure of the dead man's countenaice.
It was an unusual circumstance,
truly, but so it was that this young
girl sat up all night in the death-cha m
All the doors were opened upon that
floor on account of the heat. and "that
Phebe might not feel lonely," as Jinny
'lhie chamber was large and cool, with
lights and flowers.
The scent of the pinks and lavender
was peculiarly refreshing to Phebe, and
she thought wouild assist tier to keep)
awake, if at last she felt inclined tc
Th'ie great 1houn~"dog, Nero, cam<
stalking up from his station upon01 ti
door-mat iln tihe hall and( laid downi at
tier feet, as she sat by the little stand(
between the wiindows trying to read.
She could not read very well, for she
found that her heOad( 'ached(, and at last
laid thme book dlown.
At the oposite sidei of tile chamnbei
the deadl muan lay upon01 the bed.
There was nothing awful iln his ap
peauranmce, mior was lie Shlrouded ~in tile
white of death.
.llis face, wvith its calnly-closed eyes,
wVas turned a little towardls time wail;
butt Pheb)e could miark the pale perfec
tion of thme pIrofile.
At twelve o'clock her grand(father
called tier to bring him somie water.
She went, filled the glass, turned hih
hot p)illow, for he compllainled o1 not
feelinmg well, and returned to his l'ost
llow slowly the hiours went.
11er hieadl continuled to ache.
she wvent to the basin, bathed heu
tempilles in col water, and blegani tt.
gently walk the floor, for at last she
felt, time heaviness of shde oppress her,
She stopped at last at the bedside,
and bending a mioiienit over the stil
face, wonldered at death so like hiapp3
sleep, and inivoluntarily, with a thougii
she iardly realized, p)ut her hand upon
the p'aie brow.
N o icy touch shocked her.
"The heat, of thme weoather p)reventedh
that dlreadlful chill, I suppose,'' saidi
"What soft, beautiful hair about hiu
"'1 fope I shall lootk like that when]
Aiid then she wen,6 away with a sigh
and sat down wearily again by tnu
little table, where the book and fioweri
T1heo chair was a qjuainlt, high-backed
one, and1( as IPhebe rested nier head
against its faded enibroidery and( tuirnet
hier fae to tihe open window, fron
whence seemed to come the fresh aii
of dlawni, a spell she could not resis
Phiebe fell asleep.
After a long, sulent hour or nmore she
woke with a start.
-She sprang to her feet, and weoll sh
might stnid petrifiedi, with her gaz
upon the bed, for the face upon thi
pillow was in profile no longer, bu
turned full upon her, with wide, browi
"My little guardian angel, don't b4
"1 a'm only better."
A voice as gentle as the face was
Phobe was not frightened but after
a inoment slowly approached the bed.
"What--how do--do you want any
With a boating heart she brought it
and, after an instant'S hesitation, as iil
he were not sure of the use of his arms,
Doctor Richmond dra'ik it.
"I have known everything," he said,
"but I could not,speak or move."
"1Iow dreadfull' involuntarily.
"It was not at all droadu 1.
"I know when you came here with
"I could smell the pinks.
"I tried hard and found I was gain
ing a little.
It was an hour after I could stir a
finger before I could t.trn my hea-l.
"The magnetism of your hand upon
my forehead seemed to help 11113. I
was afraid you would go away. Will
you let ine take your hand for a few
moments?" very gently.
"I seem to need strength," with a
1'hebe sat with her hand clasped in
her patient's for a long hour before lie
gave her permission to call some one.
It was gr owing morning.
lie was in a strange state-could talk
well, and his mind wass perfectly clear,
but for several days could not stand
when placeu upon his feet.
Doctors came from far and near.
But he recovered, in spite of their
lis will, with the help of a little
time, conquered the weak nes which
they declared paralysii.
A year later.
A cheerful company in the yellow
The contrast of two figures-a fair
and dark one-both handsome, which,
side by side, seem to draw all eyes.
The roont full of the scent ot'orange
The white-haired clergyman's car
riage at the gate.
The reader will guess what haplened
But I may do myself the pleasure of
telling hinm-the happy marriage of
Doctor Henry Richmond and sweet
Phobo Itane, or as he fondly calls her,
his "precious little iruardian angel.''
Handling Hugu Rotwoud Trus.
Menteur and myself were walking
tranquilly up a wooden ravine in Cali
fornia when a woodman on the hillside.
some distance above us, took his pipe
out of his mouth, and tranquilly re
"Guess you fellers jest as well go
It Is one of my rules in life never to
ask useless questions. I veut back.
And in a few moments I found out why.
The sound of chopping and the swish
of the saw suddenly ceased, and a long,
mournful cry nng through the woods.
It was the warning note of the wood
The top of a tall tree some distance
ahead of us began to tremble slightly.
There was an awful, prolonged groan
such a groan as might come from the
hairy breast of the imprisoned giant be
neath Mount Atna. Then came a
sharp "crack!" as the mighty tree
trunk snapped. The tall monster slow
ly and magestically moved toward the
earth. There was a terrible crash as it
smote the branches from its fellow trees
-smiting them cleanly as with a scime
tar. There was a roar as of thunder
when it struck the ground; the earth
trembled for rods aromd, as if an earth
quake shock were upon us; a cloud of
dust rose up, and when it cleared away
the i mpassive woodmnen wecre stripping
the fallen giant of his limbs.
Inasmuch as thme tree fell upon the
exact spot we had occup)ied a moment
before weo understood andl appreciatedl
the remark of the laconic woodlman.
We watched the woodmnen p)repare an
immense log, about twelve feet in (ia
meter. They drove in the staple, and
then hitched to it twenty oxen--teni
yoke. T'he goad-bearer punched his
animals, swore at them in a pleasant
andl persuasive voice, and they startedi.
The mammoth log groaned sl igh tly,
turnedl reluctantly, and moved forward
an inch or two.
The iron ring had snap)pedl in twvahm.
Its two fragments flew two different
ways-one passing between the interest
ed heads of Monteuir and1( myself. If It
had struck us we wouldl have lost all
interest in logs anc other mundane
things. Not having struck us, I main
tained my mnterest. I looked with
much curiosity to see what had become
of the twenty oxen. I expected to see
them out of sight, as an Irishman might
say, by reason of the sudden alacknn
of the Immense tension. eeng
They were not out of sight, but they
were the most miscellaneons, most con
fused and most disgusted oxen I ever
saw in my life. They were engaged in
turn ig twenty d1istinct, complicated
andI rapid somersaults.
Menteur, in telling this story invari
ably ends it by saying that encli ox lit
on his feet. 'But then Mentenr Is not
marked for his varacity.
h telegramphic announcement made
thttefamous trottIng stallion, Black
Cloud, had been sold by the estate of the~
late Andrew Cutter, of Parmia, Much., to
M. V. Wagner, Esq., Mayor of Marshall,
Mich., has been verified and proven to be
correct. Black Cloud is a marvel of
beauty and admiration, and is perhaps
the handsomest and most magnificent look
ing h'orse that ever trotted upon the Amerl
can turf. The noble ailmal passes Into
moat excellent hande. The purchaser, Mayor
Wagner,Is not only an admirer and lover of
good horses, but is also a most excellent
business man, and a man of great energy
and enterprise. He ms a large manufao
turer, and is the busIness manager of the
'joltato Bolt Co of Marshall, Much.,
whose excellent lectro Voltalo Belts, and
other Electrio Appiuancesa for the cure of
varIous diseases of the human body, have
achieved an enormous sale, not only
throughout the Unitdt States, but are
shipped to every country throughout the
sivilised world. Mayor Wagner ham
placed Black Cloud in the hands of that
noted driver, Peter V. Johnson, of Ohiea
g. who will nampa,g. hi.ti aeao
A Crgolo Duol.
in 1841, outs lo of New Orleans
there was, porhal ., no more delightfui
place of resort 'thaln at the Bayou
Bridge. It was par excelMonce the great
suburban attraction at that time, and
between boating parties on the waters
of the bayou and. card reunions over
the tables of old )larleduc's gambling
saloon out there, the jcuWtJic dorce of
New Orleans of J"liat day, managed
qite oomfortably to while away many
a leisure moment Possi1bly no two
young gentlemen ijoyed the quiet hos
pitality of Barledi more than Alphonse
ltiviere and Henri.. 1)elagrave; in fact
most of their after'toons were .spent in
the dimly-lighted ealooa of the old ga
inester, at whose ;h'in all the card.
loving element of -tlg.ely adll honage.
'rhere was a quiet ,tir about the place
that seemed alijot 'oeligious, and evenl
the parchment fact'd old. lan, who me
chlanically handled the little ivory ball
in roulette, called out. the lltnnibors in at
repressed voice as If he feared to dis
turb tihe quiet. The faint "click" of
the "chips" as eager players dallied
with them, was perhaps the loudest
soun(1 to be heard there, and even that.
cale to the ear in i subdued .way.- On
the floor a bright covering of matting
hushed the footsteps, while at the win
(lows dark yellow curtains let in only
just enough light for the ilhlninatton
of the gaining tables. The place was
the resort of a large number of gentle
menti, and on some occasions plantations
and negroes have changed hands over
the green cloth of this then famous es
liviere was a dashing fellow of 22,
with a large estate in the parish of St.
James, and a round account in the old
Union Bank. lie had passed success
fully through the Erole Pol)technique
in France, had taken a bout in Algeria
and returned-to Louisiana as acconip
Iished and companio ale a gentleman
as one could wish to chat with. lie
was fond of his horses, his wine and a
quiet game of cards. Relined in his
nuanner and dignillied in his deport
mot, he was a warna -favorite wher
ever he went, and his entry into old
Barleuctt's establishmeat was always
the signal for a cordial greeting from
all who might be lres(it.
On this particular .1 tine afteritoon lii
viere, with the activity of a gymnast,
leaped from his buggy in front of a sa
loon, and throwing the reins to thc
negro servant, told hin to drive the
horse into the shade of the pecan trees
in the yard. Switching a (elicat.
ivory-headed cane with a nervous. jei v
motionl, he crossed the broad galb.-O
and unannlloullced entered the gamub
lng room. Most of players were
wrapped in attention to their gaune, but
0'" there was who turned his hew,,t a%t
the 1entr w.n ..l'. L..m l"nt. cmnu1. This
was D)elagrave. lie felt that a crisis
was at hand, but even with this know
ledge he did not strive to elude its com
ing. That morning he had been ac
cepted as the betrotned lover of Mine.
Celestin, one of the most beautiful and
wealthy widows of the lower coast, and
itiviere, who had been for the past
year her most devoted admirer, was left
to nurse his disappointmnent as anm ti
successful suitor. ltiviere had had no
hesitancy in letting the world know
that he wanted to marry the co(ulettish
little widow and, further, lie, iii a very
plain way, gave people the inforination
that Ie i(d not want. HAtedloipers i isyi~g
their devoirs at the saune shrnie. Tniese
matters are hard to arrange exactly as
one would wish. One inus mintch dilfi
culty in closing all avenues of approach,
for love is not unlike light wiich the
phlotograp~her in his dark rooni lids so
much d(llliulty it keeping out, it
steals in under doors, through nail
holes and even down'i the chineiy. At
least so it had been the case at Mme.
Celestini's, for jealous anid watchful of
rivals as ltiviere was, D)ehagrave had
liadue the conituest unider the very eyes
of the enenmy atid the widow hiad tigat
day so iliforiie*l the tilltictcessft[ sill
Itiviere was very palie as lie ap
p)roached the group of ina around the
table. What witih the yellow lignte
shitiig throligh the clartalins and inis
bloodless appeaL1rance, hie scnted rather
a ghastly corpse tihan living body, but
there wats lnotioli aid voice an nti,
wvhichi soon dispelled suich an illusioon.
As lie .ieareu J)elagrave, the latter
tuiti to conIfrt,t hni, when ii vaere,
wit,h aL voice that seemui to contc front
behind the door of a tonith, said, "Do
lagravo, we cannot, live on this glon>e
together; it is niot, large etnotughi.
Declagrave, quietly 1)ulling hits cIgar
ette, ini a col amid unpressive tone r'e
liedi: "Yes; you annmoy mite. It wvouild
be bietter if you wecre (lead."
Itiviere's lace Ilushted, anid reacinmg
forward laid the back of ins hantd gentlty
agaitnst, Delagn'ave's check. Th'ie gaine
w~as at 0once nterruptedl. Tihe slaph
which was so light it did not even crimn
son the young nan's cheeks, was emioitghi
to call 10or blood; and leavmig the house
ho sought an inttuate frienid; to hint
hte opjened( his heart.. 1i. muist, be a
battle (a l'oura n1ce. Sutch wasi thle eta
nity betweetn h imsclf anid liviero, only
at lite could wip ij t Out. Thai~1( l os
tor, wvho hadu grow~n up,6 it tmight, be
sat(d, on the tient, shitigged his shoul
(ders andt remnonstrautel lbnt at last
acqutiesced, atnd said; "' Yery well, theni;
it, snaIl be to the death.''
Few people~ knew whaimt sort of a party
it was drliing (downt the shell road
bordering Bayou St. Johna. Twvo ear
riages stopped( just ont the bridge lead
ing to the islainl formned there b)y the
bturcationi of the bayou and font gentle
menm alightedf. baval, a wvel h-Known
character here 40h years ago, acomplan
led ktivierc, and( old Dr. itoequct was
with Delagrave. Tihe seconids luad 1m1t
previoutsly and arranged overyt,hin g.
Dlelagravo, as he st,epped from the cara
ringo, looked furt,ively around for the
cases of pistols, but, seeinag none, he
wVas a little ditsconicertedh. Alter walk
lng about 100 yards from the carriages,
the part,y stoppecd and the doctor mo
Lionied theam t,o appiroach closer. .Whien
they lad done so, he called them by
name amnd said; "Gentlemen, we have
discussed thmis umatter nearly all of last
inight, amid both M. Savalle and myself
icel satialhed that thevn is no suin
to the differences. between you but the
death of one. The world Is so' formed
that both cuminot- live In it at the same
time." The two men nodded. "There
fore," the doctor went on, "we have
agreed to make the arbitrament as fair
as it. is possible, and let Fate decide."
Ile took out a black morocco c'se, and
from it produced a pill-box containing
four pellets. "One of these," lie said,
''contains a positively fatal dose of
prussic acid, the other three are ha'm
less. We have agreed that each shall
swallow two of the pills, and let )es
tiny decide. " Savalle inclii'ied his head,
and said, as the represe:ltative of Iti
viere, he agreed.
The two men were pale, ahost
bloodless, but not a nerve trembled or
muscle contrac r.
"Gntoeniei,n" sad the doctor "we
will toss for the first pill." $av,llo
cried out, "tails,'' as the glittering gold
piece revolved in the air. It fell in a
bunch of grass, the blades of which,
'Jeing separate... showed the coin with
the reversed head of the Godess of l,i
berty uppermuost. "M. D)elugrav'e you
have the first choice," said the doctor.
Reposing in the little box the fonr
little globes seemed the counterpart of
each other. 'The closest scrutiny would
not uevelop tlie slightest differenco.
Nature alone through the physiological
alembic of the hu1n1amn stolmach can tell
of their properties. In one thero rests
the pall of eternity, the siruggle for
breath, the failing of sight, the pano
rttma of years rushing inl an instant,
through the mind, the silence and peace
of sleep for evermore the cereinents,
the burial case, the solemn cortege and
the close noisotne atinosplhere of the
grave. All these were contained in
one of these little pellets. I)elagrave,
having won the first choice, stepped
forward and took a pill. With a calm
ness which was frigid he placed it on
his tongue and with a cup of claret,
handed himn by the doctor, washe it
"And nowt M. ltiviere,", said thle
doctor. lIiviere extended his hanl and
took a pill. Like his opponent h swal
The two mnca atod lo.kin g one ano)
tiler iml the face. 'l'hie'e was not a quli
ver to tirm eyelid, not a twitch to a
muscle. Each was thinkitig of himself
as well as watching his adversary. One
minute passed. Two miiutos passed.
Three, Four. Five. ''Nowgentlemeun,
said the doctor in solemn toines, it is
time to make the final drawing."
''his was the fatal choice. lioth men
were ready for the cast to die. Savalle
t<-Sed the gold piece aloft., and t he doc
tor cried out, ''heads." "Ileads" it.
was, and )elagrave took a pill fromu
the box, leaving only ote. " Now,"
said the doctor, 'M. Iteviere, the re
nilaniluns; Q1l - for you. 'out will
1 l'ase 3swa ol! 1 em1 togethler.
The t.wo 1nin raised their hands at
the same time and deposited the pills
on their tongues and took a draught of
One second passed, aiid there was no
movement. Two seconds, and neither
stirred. Then-"Good God 1" exclaimed
Reviere, his eyes starting fron their
sockets. lie turned half around-to the
left, raised his hands above his head
and shriekod a long, wild shriek that
belated travelers even to this day say
they hear ccn the shell road, iear the
lie fell prone to the earth, and, save
a nervous contraction of the muscles of
the face, there was no movement.
I)elagravc took hiun by the hand as
hu lay on the damp grass, and said, in
a tender voice: "I regret it, but it was
'iTe funeral was onie of theit lairgest
ever' seen ini N ew (rleanis, andt for
weeks the cafe' were agoig wvith the
st.oiry of the duel. The beautiful widlow,
horrifled at the affair, w"ould never see
D)elagrave after'war'd, and is now a
happy gr'anidiiere onl Bayou Lf4touriche,
hiavnmig miarriiedl a wealthy planter t wo
years after the fatal event.
.I)elagrave, weighed tdowti with the
trials of an unhappy Ilife, winklt'd and
totteriing, strolls along Canal street, tof
warmi afternoons, assisted by a negro
servant. liavinig a bare compecteuicy,
lhe has neiver' actually 81u l'eed friomi
want ; 'but lie shiowsi evidence of' gr'eat
menctal aniguish. TJ.he' sight of a puill
box imakes him shu(der, and thme I astg
of claret will giv'e htim conv~uhsions.
No othier country has so lam'ge a pimr.
contage of its cutltivalie suriface spread
out into4 broad, treeless lhainis as this.
Thr'oughoutL our .extensivye 1prair ie i'e
gfon wod for fuel, for fencingan
orbuiling putrpioses is at oncee expen
sive anid dliflicult to be ob)tahned; where is
ini our forest wiilds, tihe timiber reso0urlc.s
of the ' co)unitry arc mlost recklessly
wastedi. At our1 prte.seint rate of carte
less use anid wanitonm tdestriction we
shall at ani early period ini thme next,
century be as badly off for timber as
any of thme European coumntries aire at
pr1esent. Even now onur Northern
States obtain a large portion of their
lumber' from Canada, and1( the increase
in.price sinice the wart indieates cltearily
enough that we shmouldI adoput a new~
hinmber 1)01icy. To "'wood man spare
the tiree,"' we should adtd, "'farnmer,
plant the ireo,"' andio betweeni spari'ng
and plantinug we shoul soon makte
practical advances in forest scencmme.
In foresty tIme Germans aire fat' ini
advance of all othier people. Tihey
commenced it In time days of Charle
magne, and have ever sincee regarded
it as an Important branch of their
It Is clear that forest cultur'e should
be matdo a branch of our agicultural
studies, and as trees cannot mature In
a dlay or yeari' that we should take timne
by the forelock, In order to pirepare for'
time wood demnandls of the future. Tihiis
conivictioni Is already making headway
inm the WVest, amnd forests are sprninginig
up where they never before were knowni.
Tihe UnIted States has giveni large
encouragemnent to the planting of for
ests on tihe public lands, amnd the States
.shouldh now exempt from taxation for
twenty years at least all forest planta
-There are 00,000- colored Baptists
in TenneVse. with 1150 churches.
Sarah, Sarah Jones.
in the suburbs of Natclhez I found a
Northern man. lie was digging worms
alongside the fence and getting ready
to go filshing, and his wife sit ou the
back steps smoking a corncob pipe and
kicking with her bare feet at the chick
ens whenever they came too near. '1le
man had black patches on the knees of
his gray pants, a leather belt in place of
stisponders, and he chewed plug to
bacco and squirted the juice around
with a vigor which would have earn.
hint two dollars a day in any other lo
.cality. There was only one room to
the house, and the furniture would
have been no load at all for a skeleton
"Yea, I'mu from the. North--roin
IliuMy," he said, as we Itt down in
1,he0 sha:le for a talk, "and I jnade a
p:reat mistake in moving down here."
"lll cale youi to move?"
".Well, 14111e of th(' folks back there
got dolttn on mw becaluse they iisse:l
some hogs, tiulf it got so hot I ("oncluu
ed to move."
"Andi how do you like the Soith'?"
"Not a bit. It's no country for a
go-ahead iul i. '1'ilr'e's nothinli here
to rouse a m1ani's anhition to rip and
tear and bust. things. I've accumulat
e(4 four dogs, three tishpoles and a shot-"
gunl since striking this country, bit I
feel honlesick and discourage1.
"11OW dot's your wife tool:"'
Clear discouraged. WVhy I'ii liardhl
klilow her to be thel same Sarah .Janle
Baker. She's run right down to a
skeleton, ait she's got Ieaps Ont h(er
";ay, we've leenl here bet It er'n a
year al1(t not 110 of the ladie"s i.i Nat
clez has calld't l her "
Sult'n faut, s i'nuiger! W1h"eIn we
itt. catm she greased her sh es andl
washtd her htst calico antl call('dt oil
every lady In towii, to show 'et that
Sli( w;tsi 't prolld Iior stuck uip, but
tilary one of tiheill has e (l urmiu thIe call.
'T'hey kno w we are froi the Nort I, you1
til!l, and they cut Its on that account..
I tell yott, tIme Northern Family has to
sillier down liet,. ''jley are citilr'l .
ostrich1cize!(d fr'omlt society. Siralh, Ma
Sairah caiitle! arolld to our side 1f the
house inl answer to his call. I relti,mum
ber that I judged slht had on just the
single gartient of a druss, and lialf' the
buttons wore mtissing from that. IIer
bare feet went spat I spat I spat! and I
furtler jtidged that thiey hadn't been
watshet since the winter break-up.
'What you want?" she growle(d out.''
'Say, Sarah, haven't we been ostrich
cized hlee in Natchez 'cause we're from
"D)ead right you are, oldt man,' she
replied as she hl-w a cloud of smoke
lr1m tltf u, wmu1 u111 1\utill \%u ceerf
We kiln hold ur heads up alad hust
around fur all that. If they don't like
uts let 'emu look 'utet' way. Cote,
ye'd better be ofl to the river after suck
ers. If ye don't git fish to-night ye'll
go to bud w'ithi a stomiach as empty as
The Flat aq it Is.
Iin the flat houses of New York, the
owners light the halls and carpet theml
and the stairs, generally keeping the
buildings in good condition and every.
thing on their part in proper order,
employing Janitors for that punrpose.
But they issue very strict rules rc
specting the conduct, of the tenants
and the leases are itodels of tie cut
throat sot -- iroi-elad and steel
miounIted, with eve'ry point. and coriner
sharpi ats a raizor. Soulie of tihe restric
tions5 wou01ld be very irksome and galling
to aL free Phlilaidelphian whoI( had
been in tile habit of iordling it over a
whole large house, hanging hiis siIrt. or
o,thier clothinig ~ut oh the back wh'tilow,
if' he desired, and11 keeping a1s manluy
do)gs and1( cats5 as he( pleasedl.
WaTsing-day gives to IIat-housesMQ a
hightly interest ing apIpearanlce. Imnagine
a 5Iuare with thint-houses all aroumd it
anid an oieni space( in thec lenitre, wvit h
14111 poles set in the grountd, with pully
r0ip(s extendintg fromt them to the bac1k
wind(ows oft eivery one( (t' the hive or six
stories ini the numterous buildings andu
these roptes bearing the li nent of alli
these4 vaious011 househols, 0r lathoelds.
FrIonm the' baick wimiows of all the14
iblas all (it this dIisplayV of faily linenh
and1( garmtenits (ein lie sen antd the~ ex
hilbition is as funny as it is (etnsive.
'IThe $50) ilat has a small hall r'&om, or'
parlor, lio larger' thani the average
lhiladeiphin bed5 room, bac(k of which
is aL fair bed rooml; then ai roomi too
small11 to be of any use; then a tolerabhle
1bed room,0ith emnn,wssad
theni the dhinling roomi, which is also
small11, 11md( by the side of the latter the
little kitcheni and bath riiooim, etc.
Adjoining the latter is a dumb-waiteir
lommuniiticat ing withI that portion of
the basemenWtt which is cOiiommo ground(
anid I romn which supiplies, p)ackages.
etc., are elevated to the p)articular flat
to whlich they belong. In these Ilauts
space is ecoomiuzed with wvondelrfuli
skill and( closets, drmawors, etc., are
abiundat,, b)ut room is sadly wvanting,
owing to the nrrowvness of time build
igs. Comn icjation between thte
iroomns is had by waliking through themi,
though One maNy go from the paUrhor to
the kitchen or dlining room1 through
the clItommo hahlway. From the
roolns betwveen tIhe parlor and( the dlin
liing room there is 110 egress except
thIroulgh ther~i roomis, anid in going from
0110 room1t to or through another 01ne
must be very carefulOk orh wvill skin
his sims against tIhe bedsteads or~ i)ro
jcct ing dtrawers.
-Onec of the unique public resorts of
Lomdon, is WVanstead Park, on te out
skirts (If the city. This park consists
of one hunidred and oighty-four acres.
Tihere is in it a large lake, In which are
several Islanids. Th'Ie wvho'le park is sim
ply a gigantie heronry. At this time of
the year, wheni the herons are hatchIng
thieir young, the park is visited (dally by
large numbihers of the citizens, of whiom
the birds have very little fear.
-Governor Butler's son Paul is mnak
lng a bicycle tour of England.
-Berlin added 437 portraits to i'ts
Rouesa' Gallery in 18R29
TrHE PEOPLE. .
BUY THE BEST!
Mit. J. 0. llOAI-Dear Sir: I Iught the first
Davis Machie sold by you over five years ago for
my wife who has given it a long and fair trial. I
am well pleased with It. It never Rives any '
rouble, and Is as good as when first bought.
J. W. kiOi.KCK.*
Wlunsboro, S. C'., Aprii 1883.
Mr. BoAO: You wish to know what I have to say
in regard to the Davii Machine bought of you three
years ago. I feel I can't say too much In its favor.
I nade about $80,00 wilhin flive months, at times
running it so fast that the needle woild got per
fectly hot from fraction. I feel confleni I could
not have done the same wqrk with as nitch ease
and so well with any other machine. No time lost
In adjusting attachlnents. The lightest running
machine I have ever treadled. Brother James and
Wlhinius' fainilles are as munch pleased with their
Davis Machines bought of you. I want no better
machine. As I said before, I don't think too
lunch can he said for tile )avis Machine.
Fairl'Id County, April. 18 3.
NI i. oAw : My muatchtne gives ine perfect satts
faction. I find no fauit with it. The attachments
are so sitiple. I wish for no better than the Davis
Vert deal lived.
Mas. It. Mlt.lNO.
I iiid eounty, April, ISS3.
M1t. lioAu : I bougnt a lavis Vertical Feed
Sewing Machine froin you four years ago. I an
tdelighted with it. It never hias givea me any
troutlle, and hits never been the least out of order.
It is as good as wifen I first bought it. I can
cheerfully recommenid it.
'his'. Mf..1. K IRK1.AND.
Mllltle'lio, Aptril 30, 1883.
Thil is to 'etitify that I have beenl tlinlg a Davi
Vertical Feeil Sewing Nlachine for over 1w ayeAr,
purchased of Mr. .J. U. lioag. I haven't fortud it
p")s:essed of any fatult-all tle attachments are so
sinple. It neverrefuses to work, and is certatiily
the lightest running in the market. I col'ider it
a irist-lass maiichinle.
Very respect fully
NIINNIK M. WhtI..INilMA.
(i.iklind, Fialirfileil county, S. C.
Mit IoAO : I an well pieasnt in every particula
Willi the Davis Machine nought of you. I think It
a ilrst-clas- machine in every respect. You know
you sold several mnachilnes of the same make to
dillerent members of our families, all of whom,
as far as I know, are well pleased wil them.
Mis. 1. 11. Mon1.ay.
Fairllelt c'ilnty, April, 18S3.
.mo in t'etty wq have hlIt mo co tItant tise
the llavt uiachtnn bought of you about three years
ago. As we take in work, and have made the
price of It several lines over, we don't want any
better niachine. It is always ready todo any kind
of work we have to do. No piekeringor skipping
stIletios. We can only say we are well pleaiet)
an(1 wish no better machine,
CATnIIIINK WVi.tit ANDt 817rsrn.
Aprik 25, 1,3, ,
I have no fault. to find with my im tchuie, anl
tdon't want any better. I have in the thus price of
It several tunes by taking in sewing. It is alway.s
ready to do its work. I think it a lirst-class ma
chine. I feel I can't say too much for the I)avts
Vertical Feed Machine.
Iis. TtoM As SMI'rI.
Fairtlel coity, April, 18:.
hit..1. 0. IiOAti-Dear Sir: I gives me itch
pleasure to testify io the merits of the Davis Ver
tical Feed Sewing Machine. The iachine I got of
you abattt five years ago. has been almost in con.
stuit use ever since that t ime. I cannot see that
it is worn any, and has not cost me one cent for
repairs since we halve hall it. Ami well pleased
aind dton't wish for ainy bet tei.
VW c have uisu'l the Davis Vertical tee.l Mo wing
Maichinte for thle inst flvo years. Wc womiuld not
have ay other mtake lit any price. Trho machitte
ihis given us unbonde<10( sat isfaction11.
Mns. W.. K. TURNERst AND) )AtinTauosj
Fairlil count y, H. C., Jan. 2?, 1s8%i
iilaving bought a Davis Verttical Feed Hewing
Machine fromi 3ir. J1. 0. Bloag Honlic three years
ago, andi it Ilvlug given mue perfect satisfaction in
every re.speci as a intmily miachine,. both for hea.'y
alnd Ilit SeinKg, and1( never needed tile least re
pair in aiiy way, I catn citeerfulliy recommeilnd tt to
iainy one ais a alrst-class mhachino in every piarticil.
tar, andli think it stecondu to nonte. It, Is one of tihe
siiipiest, Kmachinies madeil; nmy chilclren use it witia
Kall case. 'Te ttiachments tire more easily at!
justed and it does it greater range of work by
meacins of its Vertical Feed than any other ma
chineb 1 have ever seen or usedt.
Mini. Ti'toMAs OwhhaiR.
Whmahora.)l(t Fairfild counity, 8. C.
Wec have had otto of the D)avis Mlaclmes abiot
four years and have always found It reiady to do0 all
kinds of work we have had occasion to dio. Cani't
see thalt thae machine Is worn any, alnd works as
well as wIten new.
Mios. W. J1. CaAWponnt,
My wife is highly pleased withi the Davis Mit
chine boutght of you,. Site would not take dlouble
what, she gave for it. The machine has not
beeni outt of order since site hlad It, and she can do
aniy kind of work on it.
MontleelIlo, l'airileld cotuty, 8. C.
TIhie Dasvis8Sewiing Machine is simply a fureu.
Rtidgeway, N. C., Jan. 10, 1583i.
,1, 0 hicAfi, ICsq., Agent-Dear Sir: My wife
has been using a Davis Hewitg Machie constant.
ly for tile past four years, ant it has never neededt
any re pairs and works just as well as when firsat
bought. Site says it wll do0 a great9r range of
practical work and (10 It easieor and -bet';er thain
any mtachline she has ever usedl.- We cheerfutlly
recommend it as a No. 1 famIly machtine,
JTAS. Q. DAvia.
Wlnnnsboro, 8. C., Jan. 8, 18811.
3M. UoAo m I have always fotund my D)avia Ma
chine readly do alt kinds of to work I hiave had oo
c'alon to o. I cannot see that the machine Is
worn a part.iele andl it works as wedl as when new.
Mus. IR. V. 0OODINso.
Winthoro, 8. 0., A pril, 1883,
Ma. IlOAG t My wife has been constantly using
the Davis Mach (no bought of yout about five years
ago. I have novet regretted buying it, as it is -
always ready for any glnd of family. sewing, either
heav1r lghut, 1uis never out of fix or needilng
A. W. LADD.
FairAeid,, 8.(., MArch, 186.8I