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.RI-W.EEKLY EDITION- WINNSBORO. S. . UL
T R I- W E E L Y E D ITI N. W IN N B O R O S S. U.. ~ UJ Y 17, 1883.0S A I~ I H D 1 4
TIRE EA1ILY RA IN.
Down through the misty-air,
Down from the gloom above,
Falling, pattering, everywhere,
The rain comes quick with love.
Softly tie nissel-thrush
Sings in the golden-storm;
Tihe robin under a laurel bush
Waits for to-morrow morn.
Drip, drip, drip from the eaves,
Pit, pit, pit on the paln,
Swish, swish, swish on the drennched leaves,
Listi 'tis the song of the rain,
Grasses are bending low
Green is the corn and thick;
You can almost see the nettles grow,
They grow so strong and quick.
Soft is the wind from the west,
Softer the rain's low sigh;
The sparrow washes his smoky breast,
And watches the gloomy sky.
Stirred are the boughs by the breeze,
Scarcely an leaf is still,
Something is noving among the trees,
Like a restless spirit of ill.
Standing watohing the rain,
Do you not seemn to hear .
'rhe voice of God out,speaking again
To nan's ungrateful ear"
Promising plenty and peace,
Garners with treasure heaped,
That seed-time and harvest shall net ecase
Till the Harvest of Earth be reaped.
TIIE MISSING PAPER. .
One 'ot the most singular cases which
are to be found in the police records of
bloody deeds committed in Paris is that
of Mine. loquelaire, who was murdered
in her residence, 17 Rue Danton, on the
night of the 15th of June, 1573.
The last that was seen of her alive
was at 9 o'clock in the evening by one l
of her servants, to whom she gave an
order concerning his service on the fol
lowing morning, which indicated that
she and M. Jean Beauchanp, her lover,
were about retiring.
The servant, as he testified at the
preliminary examination, saw, as he s
stood on the threshold of the door lead. I
ing from the hall into the salon, Mine.
Rloquelaire in her dressingsgown andl
her toilet arranged for the night; Ie also i
saw M. Jean making a cigarette and re- I
elining, his face toward the door, in an t
eay chair. Monsieur was frowning and <
seemed angry, although lie said nothing. I
Evidently lie and madame had been I
The last that was heard of her alive t
was at 11 o'clock, by her maid, who,
having the privilege of absende for the
evening, was passing through the hall
toward the staircase leading up to the
Then she was entreating Beauchamp
to forgive her. He had evidently accu'
ed her of some offense--"perhaps,''said L
ln1 lt IL ;11 Licgirl 11
"his anger was terrible; his words fierce I
and threatening," and then she heard g
madame exclaim: V
"Strike me, coward. I have sacrificed
everything-honor, position, friends- s
for you. Strike me; kill me. You have
had everything else from ie that 1
could give; now take the last, and now r
-mon dieu -the most worthless of my
possessions-my life. You seek the r
excuse to be rid of me. You have found i
a new love. I read it all. Every day's r
life for the past three months has been l
to me turning over a new leaf in the I
revelation of your nature. I have noth- t
ing to live for. Kill me, coward!"
The maid, tremnbling and frightened, i
passed on She also added in her state
iment: They had often, but not so a
violently, quarreled while she had been i
in their service. E'arly next morning I
the servants, three in number, met as a
usual in the kitchen. The man-servant, 1
who was also M. Beauchamp's valet,
named F?rancois, and the maid-servanti
inarrated to each other what t,hey had
xeeii and heuard on the previous evening. i
Franicois then, at 9 o'clock, went uip
stairs and knocked as usual at tine salon
door to receive Imnsiur's ordetrs. Tihere
was no sound withnin. Only tine echoes
of his taping on the door.
According to his testimony, madame<
usually slept late; monsieur was always
in dressing-gown andl slppers and in the
salon reading th.e Moniteuir, which was I
laid at his door, never later than 8.]
Sometnnes he rang for his valet before
9; sometimes awaited his coming.
An hour longer, and then finding nto,
signs of life within, the v'alet rain out<
aind sunnnoned a sergeant-dc-ville, whJo I
burst in thne door.
An apl)ling sp)ectacle fixed the gaze f
of tine little group gathered oit thne thres
hnol of that chamaber, and hel them
motionless as if they had been suddeinly
transformed into stone images.
There nearhy in the center of tine floor,
in hernighit robes, lay Mine. -Roquelaire's
body looking like a mass of congealed
biood. TIhe white linen robe, wvith its
lace work anid embroidery, resembled a
crimson shroud. T1hne face wvas muti
lated, crushed and almost out of humman
Thne terrified mnaidl servant uttered a
shriek of horror amnd fell to tine floor n
Cons cious. Even for tihe moment tine
sergeanit-dle-ville, inuredl as lie was to,
scones of mturder, wa s for annstn
awve-strickeni by the ghastly sightt. TVhen, I
recovering h imnself, hue started away, aindl I
in htalf an hour returned with other a
ofilcers, tine commnissaire and ai surgeon.
Examb1iation shnowedl that time woimaii
had b)een literally pounided to dleath with]
some blunit, heavy weapoin, stamnped on,
and her body and limbs mnashed almost I
into thne semblance of pulp. Near this
tremenidous horror wvas aL blood stained
scrap of paper-a p)ortion of at sheet of
note paper, One scrutiny revealed<
acrawled upon it, as wvithn a blunut p)oint
ed pencil, these words: '"Your life was a
mnine. 1 have takenm whlat ismiine. You
are itow in thne arms of death, a nmore
steadfanst lover than you lad living; one
you can not betray. JEAN." 1
Over this poncil scrawl were two fini
ger marks in blood in tine forum of a
crh is was all. Nothing wasdilsturbed.
liadame'&s apparel was ini its usual pla1ce;
her jewelry, watch and bijouterle where:
Blhe had placed them wvhen undresshang.
No weapon was found. 'There were
gory finger-marks on the door and its
But Monsieur Beauchamnp what of
Search showved that a small traveling
- aliso was missing from hi1s chamber;1
bhat he had changed his clothes, taking
the discarded suit with him. On going
ut he had evidently locked the door of
LIte salon and taken the key with him.
Spechnens of his writing were found,
tutd an expert declared that the pencil
tcrawl upon the blood-st ained paper very
losely resembled his method of writing,
,,hanged, of course, by the action of a
Lerrible mental excitement upon his
There was no doubt in the minds of
,he oflicials that ho, in a lit of ungovern
tble rage, and possibly crazed by jeal
nusy, had committed the fearful crime,
und then, recovering his reason, had
;ought. safety in flight. Two of the
nost expert detectives from the .P're
eet's ollice were soon on his trail. Thev
,raced him to Marseilles, thence to Bo'
leaux, where he took a sudden change
f route and went to London.
Here he was arrested and brought
Jack to Paris.
When informed of the crime of which
to was accusedl he fell into a species of
tupor, and for three days was apparent
Recovering, he alternated from pro
estations of innocence to bewailing the
teath, as he asserted, of the only woman
to ever loved, and calling upon heaven
o pursue with its direst torments her
Gradually lie became cooler, and at
ast was able to make an intelligible
itatement. It was to this effect: 1le
lad quarreled with Madame Roquelaire
m the evening of her assassination.
L'hey had often had similar lovers' dis
tgreemnents. She had a terrible temper,
jut her anger seldom lasted beyond the
"On this night I had playfully accused
ter of liking some one else better than
'"She retorted; words made words, and
till in jest I said I would correct, her
haking a large closed fan at her with a
tretense of rage.
"Finally she grew so violent that I
Iressed myself, put on my hat, and
aking out my valise, I bade her good
might, left tIhe house and started upon a
rip to Bordeaux, which I had long been
onteinplating, and intended to come to
i' nmmediately upon my return. We
ad separated in like manner before that.
.fter a day or -two we always. came
ogether again, and we were devoted to
"1 am not ia brute; I was her best
riend-she loved ine and would have
lied for inc. Why, then, should I have
:lied her; beaten her to death so cruelly,
vhom I so often caressed?"
M. Beauchamp's story was not be
ieved. It is not In the creed of the
oMice to believe anything an accused
INle:'"'r''"d ifitire li'siUuLitcd, "the
ouse locked up, put under seal, and
uarded day and night by a sergeant-de
The servants were subjected to close
urveillance in order to retain them as
vitnesses in the trial of their master.
Thle conviction of Beauchamp was
egarded as a foregone conclusion.
Mons. Jean BeaUchantp's antecedents
rere those of a man with a moderate
teomte, a man little known in society;
arely seen at the theatres or other
laces of public resort; reticent as to
imself or his affairs. and, in fact, by
he few with whomt he sought occasional
onmpanionship, looked upon as a sort of
enteel, well dressed sphinx.
In t wo days the trial of I. Beauchamp
pproached its conclusion. IIe had for
is advocate one of the shrewdest mem
era of the French bar, and for whose
hility the court and the Procureur
'Etat had the greatest respect.
The last witness had been heard, the
itate Counisel had muade his first plea,
ithen a messenger enteredl the court
oom, purshted his wvay to the counsel for
J. Beauchamup and gave him a p)ack(age,
thispered a moment to him anid depart
dI. A F"rench advocate is nothing if
tot dramnat ic. Thle adlvocate arose.
>iented tIme Packet, took from it a cop)y
if the Moniteur, unfolded it, and ad
ressinjg the judge, said:
"'I thinik that this trial can now have
mut onie result-that of the release of M.
leauchamp. I1 have but threeniew wit
iessess to offer. One is a few lines in
his papier, the Moniteumr, bearing date
[lute 14, 1873, one (lay before the mnur
ler of Mine. Iloquelaire. I will readl
"'Escaped from private Maisoin (Ie
ante of Dr. Rtoquet d'Allaire, a paLtienit
ecepted and1( register'ed as Jean Bouudi
iot, insane from jealousy; p)laced ini the
Lsylunm by3 his wvife, Mmne. Matilde liou
liinot, May 11, 1871, as5inlcurably insane
nd( violent; height live feet ten inches;
mowerfully built, brown hair, sear oin
heiek; was clad at time of escape in
ark1 close suit.'
"'1 his notice," continued the adv'o
ate, "1 offer In Ovidlence."
"JJut whmat has this to do wvithi the
ccused or the crime?" asked tIhe Pro
"Wec shall see. I now call D)r. Al
Dr. Allaire came to the wvitness chair.
he stated that Bioudintot, theo capedt
umnatic, imnagine(d lie had a mission to
dil his wife for her infidelity, lie had1(
w~orni to do0 it, and he wioldh.
"Where is Mine. Boudinot?"
"Until to-day I did not know what
tad become of her. Shte sent her pay
nienits regularly for the cumstodly of her
musband, but after the first three imonthls
mever againi visitedl the asylum. She
-emoved fronm tIhe Rue Livaudais, No.
17, where sIhe hind resided, and all trace
if her was lost.''
"WhVlat sort of woman-I mean what
ort of age andi( a~pearantce?"
"About twenty-live. IIere is a pho
ograph, in thtis velvet case, which was
cft with her husnband, and1( which we
ook away from hiim, a1s the sight of it
coined to increase his futry in hils Inter
rals of deliriulm."'
Tihe advocate took it from the doctor
md1( hianided it to the Procureur.
"Compare that with the p)ortralt of
Amie. Requnelaire found in the house of
"It is the ,portralt of Mime. Roque
aire," involuntar'ly exclaimed the Pro
"Precisely," said the advocate.
'Now, then, I cmall my thtird witness
P~ierre Rosier, sergeant-de-vIlle, until
bis mornhing on duty guarding the housaO
of M. Beaucham1p, In which the murder
Pierre Rosier stood up and said in
answer to the advocate's question:
"For two days past the passers-by on
the opposite side have reported that the
house was haunted. 011e m11an told tme
he had seeni a frightful face at the
upper windows, which Caime and dis
appeared. Yesterday afternoon I noti
lied my relief of these strange reports.
With the consent of the Conunissaire we
entered the house and searched floor
after floor. V.o reached the cellar, and
were about leaving it when we heard i
scratchiig sound at the rear of the (lark
underground chamber. Turning our
lamps in the direction whence the sound
cale we saw, huddled up ini a corner, a
terrible looking object. It was a man,
with a fierce, haggard face. I [e sprang
ui), but not so, quickly that we did not
throw ourselves upon him, bear him to
the ground and secure him before he
could recover from his surprise. We
called for assistance and conveyed him
to the Comnuissaire's olliee, taking with
us-the club, a very heavy piece of wood
resembling the hrger end of a billiard
cie. This weapol was covered with
clots of blood and fragments of-dried
flesh. The man was evidently very
"Who did this man prove to be?"
"This morning the Comissaire, as
certained that he was .Jean loudinot,
the escaped lunatic.''
"Did he speak or answer the (ommis
"Yes. IIe said he had killed his wife
and had danced the devil's jig upon her
body. The only things we found upon
his person was this bit of paper and a
bit of a pencil, both stained with blood."
"This piece of paper,'' said the advo
cate, holding it up, "exactly fits the
written paper from which it was torn,
found inl the blood near the body. Th1is
is the pencil.
- "There relmaius now but one more
statement necessary. That is m1ine. 1.
promlised the accused, lily client, not to
reveal his secret unless it was absolutely
necessary. It is now necessary as the
finale of this case.
"2mline. 3ou1dinot was M[me. Ro(lue
laire. After her husband was incarce
rated in the Alaison de Sante, through
his-having several tites attempted her
life,she became acquiainted with M..Jean
Beauchalmlf. Thiey became iutimlate, inl
fact, loved each other devotedly. il
order to avoid comnplications, she re
moved from her former residence in the
lRue (Ie Livaudais tb the house which
M. Beauchamp had rented for their joint
occupancy. There they lived. There,
on the night of the 15th of June after
A, .Beauchaimp had gone out,she Was
liiEUkfutl; "vlW,'Uy%at stingb"dfileels
we shall probably never ascertain, had
traced her, and, with all the cunning of
the crazed, had concealed himself in the
house, watched his Chance, and then,
springing upon her heat her, mangled
her as she was found; then, with devilish
glee, hid himself in the cellar, and after
wards betrayed himself by appearing at
the windows This is our case.''
M. Beauchamp was released.
The work of demolishing the ol for
tifications of Calais, in France, is now
im active progress, and ere long the old
town will have got rid not only of these
ant iquated obstructions to light and air,
but also of the deep ecircling fosses
with their fetid waters. The most in
portant result of the change is the final
determination of Calais and its close
adjoining neighbor, St. Pierre, to become
united as one municipality under the
simple name of Calais. St. Pierre was
but an iinsignificanit village wh'len, jutst
after the close of the great wars of
Napoleon, a few Nottinghiam lace
mnakers estaibl is.hed th emtselves at this
spot as mnanufactulrers of tulle, an ind us
try whlich now employs there .10, 000
hands(1. At precsenit St. Pierre with its
busy shops 1111d tramways, is ir largem'
thain its necighibor, of which it nlevert.he
less counts 0on13 as a subu)Irb, its popula
tion being 33,000 while that of CJahais
is only 18,000. This uniion will raise
Calais to the position of tile largest towin
of the dlepartmuent, not excepting Boui
P'rese.rvi,,p' ~l,l~Aor Deatha.
There seems to be a great (deal of at
tenitioni directedl just now to the subject
of preserving bodies after death. This
fit or' craze seems to be per1iodic. O;f
course, at times it is dlesirable to keep
r'emains for a long time. Natural scieni
tists w~ouhll have very poorly supplied
muiseumis if care was not taken to keep)
specimens from decay. But as to this
business of embalmiing thie abodes for'
which the late human tenants cease to
have any fuIrthier use, one( calnnot find( a
more Iistructive lesson than imn the
mmodlern treat ment of the mummlies of
the ancient Egyptians. But it may lie
well to niote, thoughi omnly as a pwi(ee of
news, that if orgamnic sublstances are
first steepued in an alcoholic solution of
itrailte of silver, wil>ed dry, exposed to
the action of hydrogeii, sulhidile or
phiosphiide, and( then ilmmlersed1 in the
ordhinary galvano-plast ic h)at h, they will
keep11 for ani inilihtiite lenigthi of time.
The telegrap)hic anniouncemenent made
that the famous trotting stallIon, Black
Ulowtl, had been sold1 by tile esate of. the
late Andrew Cutter, of Parma, Mich., to
M. V. Wagner, Esq., Mayor of Marshall,
Mien., has beeni verided and( proveOn to be
coret. Black Cloud he a marvel of
bieauty and( adhmiration, andi Is perhaps
the handsomest and1( most magnmlicent look
ing h'orse that, (eVer trotted upon the Ameri
can turf. he~ noble a.ilmal passes Into
most excellent hamlde. The puirchaser, Mayor
Wagner,ls not1. only anf adirer and lover of
good horses, but Is also a most excellent
business man, and a maa of great energy
andl enltelpris(. HIe 1 a large manufac
t,urer, and as the business manager of the
Voltato Belt Co., of Marshall, Mich.,
-whose excellent Electro Voltale Belts, and
othuer ItEetrio App1mances for the cure of
varlous diseases of the human body, have
achieved an enormous sale, not only
throughout the United Sta'.os, but are
shipped to every country throughout the
civilized world. Mayor Wagner huas
placed Black Cloud In the hands of that
noted driver, Peter V. Johnson, of Chica
go. who wall camneran hbm thIs asoan.
The Quiet Young Main,.
"Nearly every man who over'travel
led on the Mississippi River in the old
days can relate an interesting oxpe
rience," said the Rev. Mr. Jackson, a
minister whose reputation as.41n ui
passioned public orator has gone beyond
the boundaries of Arkansas. "There
was something about a Mississippi
River experience that tended to aid in
vivid reprodLuetion. The grand floating
drawing rooms, the wealth displayed at
every turn, and the studied politeness
and conventional ceremony of a sup
posed good breeding which you every
where met, all Col' tlin at once inl
reportrayal of a char'ter -whil thus
surrounded, you hadi contemplated.
But all of this polittness and exlibi
tion of good breeding. I inust say, was
but the white foam on muddy water.
It was the courtesy that could grasp
the hand of a new acquaintance orshoot
an old friend.
"In the spring of 1850 1 hoarded a
gran(l steamer at New Orleans bound
for up the river. I was a very young
p>reacher at that time, and was under
orders to repair to a small coloulmity
and assist in conducting a revival.
There was something of a war being
waged between churches, and it stood
our church in hand to concentrate
forces or lose ascendancy in the neigh
borhood. These were the (lays of
political and religious vigor, and
avowed opposition in religious contests.
was regarded as being no more out of
place or in ill keeping with the faith
than the fierce struggles engaged in by
the Whigs and Deinocnits. I was told
at headquarters that another young
preacher would be sent to assist me, and
that if I needed more help to tinake my
demands known at once. When I
boarded the boat,I looked around for
my companmon-in-marms, whose name I
even had not learned. The closest search
failed to discover my assistant, and
concluding that lie had (tither preceded
or would come after me, I dismissed
the matter and settled down to the
quiet enjoyment of that occasion.
"There were quite a nmnber of
gamblers - polished gentlemen - on
board, and although .I was opposed to
gambling, I could not refrain from
looking on and contemplating with
what serenity of countenance the play
ers parted with thousands of dollars.
"'Wol't you take a han(d?' asked
one of the players one eventing, address
ing a young, pleasant-looking gentle
man who stood near."
"I never play," lie remarked.
"Won't do you any "alrm."
"I know it won't, I'r I don't intend
rellied' a''tail' min, " ( halctleil 'cai(s
with an ease and lost with a good will
that almost challenged respect.
"Yes," replied the young gentleman,
"a rare joker, because it is rare that I
"Ah, aid a punster," said the tall
mai, relinquishing $1,000 with a smile.
"It niakes little difference to you
what I am, I cane here to quietly look
o, not intending to engage in the
gane or conversation, amd especially,
not to be the butt of any jokes that
might arise fron ill luck or success at
the table. Regardless of the business
you follow, I hope that you are well
enough acquainted with the manners
of gentlenien to treat an unobtrusive
looker on with civility, if not with cour
"You speak well," exclaimed the
man. "1 hope that I am a gentleman
ot good birth and education, and I hope
that I have not insulted you. ~ If I
have, I sincerely beg your pardon.
Giant it willinigly, and all will be well;
reluctantly, anId, as a genitlemian, whichi
you unldoubtedly profess to be, you
kniow your recolurse."
'"But for your last remiark1 I wouldl
have heartily forgiven you ot aniy in
tenitioui to insult mec. As it, is, I do niot
granlt pardoni, realizing that a genltle
nmnl is not expected to have (deal ings
with such as you. And, furthermore,
let mnc say that I regard you as a cow
'"Thle tall man11 spranig t.o his~ feet and
drew ia bowie knife. Theli quiet mani did
not even look at him,"
''Take that back, or I'll rub your
heart over your facel"
"'Everyonle arose, but no0 Onet felt dis
posed to prevent bloodshed.'
"'I sid thlat 1 regarded y'ou as5 a
cowardly villaini. Keep cool anId I'll
tell you why. While we were engaged
in imsmnuating conversatIon I. saw you
steal a roll of bills from thait manli
j)oint ig to one of' the players. "'Unlt I
i,hen, anid but for tihe remark you
malide, tryinlg to comlpel a cheerful
granting of pairdoii, I was disposed to
hay little attention to aniythling you
mnighlt say. E ow, sir*, I have iniade lmy
statemeont. 1 have been led int.o this
and( 11naly regret tile cosequences
:don't hold( himn-but I shall make no
'"Thle tall man's eyes actually glared.
I have killed five mlen,~ and all for less
thian this,'' he~ e2xcIhimeld. "'Get out.
of the way I'll cut him in twol''
"'Get out of the way!'' said the
quiet nmin. "'It would greatly leIase
mec if lie were to sit downi anid conduct
hiimself less dangerously, but if lie is
determnined uplonl a wicked action, let
hliml be uder 130 restraint.''
"Y'ou ame foolish!" exclaimled 0one of
the gamlbiers, tuirninig to tile qjuiet.
man. "You are iiot, arnmedl, and even
if you were Capt.. Aidle wvould kill
you. 1 amii the man fromn whoml youl
say lie pl)loine~d the bIlls. 1 81aw the
act loll but did( not dare to hIterpose."'
'So tis is Capt. Aicle?" saiI' tile
young genltlemn. "'I have heard of
him. lie has ai very unisavory repultaL
tion in .Now Orleans. If well.conl
st,ructed replorts be true, he is not, olhy
a thief, but a mulrdlerer.
"Gut, out of liy wayl'" howled thme
Captahn, and1(, strugglinig, hie threw his
coilpanlions aside and sprang forwvard.
Like a sudden01 r*evolutioin of a wheel
like an action whlose qullCikess canlnot
be contemplated--the young man drew
a derringer anid sent, a ball through the
Captain's brain, killing him inist,anitly.
"Gentlemeni," said t,he quiet man.,
begiunhig to talk ore the smloko lifted.
"I had more than 011e reason for comn
mitting this deed; I was hisulted, as
you saw, and was in danger, as you
know; but, worse of all, that man
murdered my father. I did not con
templato killing lit, but, as I said I
would have granted parlon for his in
sulting taunts. From the Iirst, though,
I contemnplated his arrest, which [
should have accomplished had he not
attempted to take my life. I am sorry
that I have caused such confusion, and
I hope that you will all, as I know God
will, forgive inc."
"lie walked away, gracefully bowing
to some one who hurried to the scene
of the tragedy. The boat was soon
landed. Tihe Captain's acquaintanco
took charge of the body, and went
ashore. We were uoonl on our way
again, and but for certain little mliu
ences that hung around no one would
have known that a tragedy had been
enacted. Our band of music, a ciu
nton steamboat feature in those days,
struck up a lively air, and the only
suggestive remembratee of the Cap
tain's death was the wet carpet where
a boy had mopped away the blood.
"It was late at night when I reached
my landing. Alone I made my way to
the nearest, house, where, after my
business was known, I was kindly re
ceived. Next inorning I attended
church and was escorted to the pulpit,
behind which someI hall' dozent preachers
were seated. A well-knowt niinister
arose and said that two preachers from
.New Orleans had arrived Brothers
Jackson (iyself') and Mlableson, and
that Brother Mableson would first ad
dress the congregation. The gentle
inan arose, ial ililagine mIly surprise
when 1 recognized in the preacher the
quiet young gentleman who had killed
the Captain. Hie delivered an eloquent,
powerful sermon, and after services
approached ine aud, extending his h:tw
'Yoll 1nus excuse nie for liot mak
ing myself known to you. I kept iy
identity under a cloak of caution.
W\hen i boarded the boat I recognized
my father's murderer, and I thought
that if I revealed my identity my plans
iight be frustrated. As I said, I only
intended to follow and arrest hiiu at
the next town, but you see how it re
d"Years have passed since tlien, years
of iunLnaLe acquainitance between the
quiet young man ault mile. Some titue
ago, after a sutccessf ll lif'e, 1 closed his
eyes in death. lie smiled with sublime
willingness, and went without a groan.
I never knew a truer or kinder-hearted
A bout UtuariuH.
''hie btrd, fancier w:} nxalil1uci a
but beautifully s iape'd.""It Is a edar
Norwich canary," he said to the repor
ter, "which I have just received. Notice
what a compact form lie has, and how
handsome his plumage is. People can
talk about their Belgian birds, but for
my part I think there is no canary like
the Norwich canary. Of course they
are not as aristocratic in appearance as
the Belgiais, but, they are inlore robust.,
and if well tutored, cannot, be surpassed.
Their notes are bold and inIsical, mid
their harge chest capacity give;; themn a
very louig song."
"What are the points by whlich a
Norwich bird canl he told?"
"''here are quite a lilltllber1. A short
clear beak, head of moderate size with a
full neck, a straight wide back, wings
which do not cross at the tips, a broad
full chest, which gradually expands from
the neck, a rather short tail, conpact
but thin, and feet and legs of a light
flesh color or white. A person familIar
with birds can distinguisht t i v ia a
glunce. T1here are six classes of Nor wich
"'Are thIey very~ healthy birds?''
'"Very healthy aumd long of life. Tlhiey
are used to outr climate and1( are inot subh
ject to the atilents to wh iich the Gor'
mian birds so ofteni tall vict.ims. TIhaey
seldomu stuffer from col. I onice had a
Noirwich bird which lived live years withi
outt being sick a day a:s far aim 1 could see.
I expect that it wotl have beeni living
yet it it hadt( not met with a quieer' acci
dlent. Its cage was oni a table when a
p)rocessioni passed the do(or. My wife
wenit to the winmdowv to look at it. 11er
little (dig jumpiledI on tihe table, and the
bird Itittered aga inst thie sideO of thie
cage antd st ttck its head too farout,and
tihe. <og b)it it oil.'
"IIlow lonig o ughit it. to haIi ve li ved?''
"For sceen or' eight years. Thei rea
son why mianiy hi rds die young is that,
they are not, treated p)roperly. In nmis
taken kinudness their owne~rs give themti
too .miuch sugar, cake, and othert rich
f'ood, whtichi destroys their' d igestioni.
TIhey lose their song, become listless,
WV",ucers of tihe Waot.
TIhe discovery of a salt lake three-e
qutersL'' of' a mile ini diameter (on thie top
of' a volcaniic miounmtainm about 150O mnile.
soutthwest, of' Albhequmerqume is r'eported
by Uniited States Mlarshal Morr'ison, of
.N ew M~ex ico, wVho( recenitly visited it
wvit.h Seniaor' .1,oganm and1( Surveyor Gen-m
ei'al Atkinison. T.hme watter is so) str'onig
13' imIIpredginated w'it,h salIt that a thlick
sponigy cruLst hats formied around( the
martlgin. TIhiis natural suppelly of' purel
stilt is said to have beeni long knowni to
the Inidianis. But, the most curtiouts fea
ture of' the lake, stid Mar'shual Mor'risoni
to a r'epor'ter, is a tall white coluimn of
volcainic origini which rises fronm it.s
cent,re to the height of 100. f'eet, shoping
towards(1 the top and irough enloughl to be
aIscenAded with miuclhiilculty, timd on.
reachiing its summnit the t,rav'ellers were
surlpiised to fiind that thme cone washiol
low tad iinclosed at its base a poo01 01
dark green water, to which t,hey clamnb
ered down. They founmd no inerumsta.
t,ions hike those on the ouitside, but the
brine was so strong that, a hand1( or sticki
thrust inito it camne out perfectly whmite
with innumnerabte paurticles of salt. One
of the party enjoyed a dlighitful bath
in the p)ooh. Tibh as ls rather a tough
yarn for a Unpf ed States Marshal tc
'T%e younmgest iunventor on the re.
cordsu at Washbiagton is Walter Neve
gold, a lad 15.years of ago, of Bristol,
Pa., who has patented some important
improements in rolling mill machaiji
G oldeIgrasshoppers were worn proud -
ly by the Athenians in token that they
sprang direct from mother earth. The
ladybird has probably received more pet
Iahimes t1han any other insect. It has
been eallei i different countries the
Blishop li'rnab)ee, Bird of our Lady,
Vache do I)ieu, Marien Thierlei,'
Manihe do St. Jean. and Johannis
Wurmlchen. In Pagan times it was
honored as Freya's Bird. "It is said to
have received the name of Marien '1'hier
loin from the monks, who knew that it
fed on aphides, enemies of their hops
and vines, and therefore protected it,
among the peasants by dedicating it to
the "Virgin." Some say the ladybird
was so called because it appeared about
the time of the Feast of the Purification
others, because it is so often to be found
on the white lily. Is there anliy expla
nation of the lines with which children
address this pretty little creat ure-.
I.a'lyiird, IatlybirI, 11y away home,
Your 110u0 is on iro, your chikdren ire gone
or anly reason why this insect and the
lnoffending snail (called inl some remote
parts by the liueer namle of sntarleygog)
should be so rudely told of their domies
tie bereavemenits, or threatened with
Corporeal punlishnenlt? as in the similar
nursery doggerel -
suail, snhil, come oilt of your tola,
or else I'll beat you a blitck iIt a coal.
ital:l, sti:all, ennwl ouit of youir sh 'll,
Yonir ftat' er an-I im. ther are dea-;
Your hi ier al-1 i'er are at the lack door,
Iieggiitg for buar:cy brtead<.
't'he spider, as lie is oin(e of the Ibe-st
known villains of our cihihlood, w "hen
we listen with painful fascinattion to the
story of his deceitfuil invitat inis to the
giudy fly ---so he lills always a prominent.
part anongst the ilsects of history, but
except in nursery or fairy lore, he is
usually a person of excellent character,
and rather to be imit a Iitl I abhorred.
The name of Aral'hne given to the
spider family is takcen fron i old ('reek
legend of a Lydian maiden of that ii;ine,
daughter of a famous lyer inl the towi
of Colophon, who was a dexterous
veaver, and so proud of 11r proticiency
ill the art that she th;ted to challenge
Atheua to compete with ier. Araehne
produced a piece of cloth st) 1)eautiI I
that no fault could be fosund vitlh it., and
the angry goddess tore the web to pieces.
The girl inl diaappointlient Ii iung herself,
but Athena loosened the rope aid
changed it to a cobweh, while she turn
ed Arachne into a spider, the insect
iost odious to herself.
This fable seems to suggest the idea
that linanl learnt the art of weaving from
The many tarantelles, which a short
time ago were fashionable as pianoforte
Pieces, are so cal'led from a species of
spider, the tarantuila, which gained its
name from Taralteim, whore it is chiefly
found. It was formerly much dreaded,
and the symptoms produced by its bile
vere compare(l to II iose of hydrophobia,
which protired for it the name of the
Old atlutos claimin that th5ose w"ho
w 'ere hitten by it. fi'lI into a profound
stupor, or were seized with convulsions,
for which music was a sovereign renedy,
by inducing them to dance, which they
did till they Were exhausted. and fell
down senseless. One Iearned gent lenia n
went so far as to write t treatise. in
which lie set down the airs best suited
to effect a cure; but others mnaintain
that it was only idle and worthless per
sons, seeking an excuse for dancing and
asking ahnis, wvlho said they hitd been
We haive left unit il thle last that love
liest of all Iinsects-the bumtterfly-whi ichi,
in its three phases of ex istemee-thle
earth-botund caterpilhtr, the shtroumded
senseless chirysal is, and then the inoie
pierfeet creature, soaring upwards on its
new-foundI winigs-so marvelously r'ep
resents our own life-history. [For this
reason the butterfly, and1( also the dI ragoni-.
fly (which passes through a similar'
series of changes), wer'e used by the
monks to dlecorate the illm uinated bor
(ders of their mnissals. Amomngst the~
heathen the soul was often rep)resenited
as a buit,terhly, deapinig fr'om t,he lips at
decathi. lin Christian lines it has been
rathier as an emiiblenm of thme resurr'ectioin
that, thiis illh Stratl lon is used.
Blutt' ..wings .weire given to the
manid a uid in thme story of her
hove, ,rr'ows, it, is niot dIi ficult
to ie . e idhea oh which it is
merely se ,ayt1iical embodiment; for
Psychie is evidently the huinnani soul,
which is puirified by passions and mis
fortunes, andt is thus preparedI for the
enijoy'inlcit of timie and putre happiiness.
Every Country'3, not excep)tmn' of late
years eveni Amlierien and Aust,rahia, has
a first wine of the world(, biut the repu)1
taitionl of TIoka'y, at least, is wvel estab
lishied. The Iflungarians say that it
hais nt ahoneo the color, bt the worth
of' gold, andt the F"rench is not the only
nationi that, behieves in its almost miagi
cal miedicinmal virt-ues. Th'le T1okay dhis.
trlet of Ilegyalja extendsl from sou th to
north f'or iiearly 40) miles above the
right bank of the Bodlrog, a tributary
of the Theiss, anid is traversed by nu
nierous valleys. Tihere is a traditioni
that in the 13th century sonie Italians
of' tihe island of F"ormnio, wvhich then
beloniged to Venice, brought into this
dlistr-ict the excellent red grape nlow
called bak ator (bocca d'oro), but several
other grapes are employed , such as the
holgagos, muadurkas and the fehuer szoto,
the htarshevevu, the m:idvolsie and the
Muscat of Lunel. Great care is taken
of the vines, which are wvei manured
every winter, anid aro dutg or hood four
times a year. T1okay is divided, like
sonie other wines into the aszu mnashLs
anid azamiorodi, [>ut it cannot ?.,e made
in all years, for the grapes must become
p)erfectly drIed uip and crystallized be
fore use, andi for this a dry and hot Oc
tober is indispensable. This, to some
extent, OxpIains the high first-cost price
It sometimes attains, but the cru and
the age of a Tokay wine very much int
fluence its subsequent value.
--Bears are unxcommnonly numerous
this season in the upper portion (f.
THI E PEOPLE.
BUY THE BEST!
Mn. J. 0. IloAI-Dear Sir: 1 bcught the Orst
Davis machine sold by you over fi,y years ago for
my wifo, who has given It a long and fai trial. I
an - well pleased with It. It never alves any
rouble, and is as good as when first bought.
J. W. ISotICE.
Winnsboro, S. C., Apri. 1893.
Mr. BoAo: You wish to know what I have to say
In regard to the Davis Maicliine bought of you three
vears ago. I feel I can't say too touch in its favor.
innele about 180,10 wtliut five 1nonths, at Ilines
ruiluing it so fast Ihl the needle would get per
felly hot from friction. I feel conIleni I could
not iarve alone the mante work with as nattn ease
tutl so well with atny other maucilnte. No line lost
In aidju<tung attachmients. The lightest iunning
utichllte I have ever treallet. Ilrother Janes aind
t liliatts' faiities are as lunch pleased with their
Itvts :ic:citnes ''ought ot you. I want no better
oaeitttie. As I sa1ti lefore, I don't thitik too
much can lie sa1d for the Davli Machtine.
Fauil"111 county, April', 1S-3.
Mt. BoAu My itehine gives ne perfect satIls
ttoiton. I ilnd no atilt with it. The amtachmnls
it' e so slinile. 1 wish for no better thau the Davli
MitS. It. 1t I.I.t NU.
Pah"liotll county, Aprl', 1S93.
N i. ti 0: I tiaighit a Iavis Veritat Feed
!elt-Ing N.thine fro t you four years ag. I am
telignlnll witi it. It never hts g,ve't me any
I olutile, t1ll has tever been the le.tsl oti of ortet.
It is as gooiitis When i Irst bought it. I can
uleurfuily recomne-4al it.
11t-. 11. J. K h11c1L-AsND.
Nuontith-lho, A pril :111, 1883.
'Ithli is Ia c, -lf I li i I I1M! heln 115ing a DaTIa
'erlc l il eelI SwtiwKig Mlacllile for over tw lye Iti
uarelail ot Mr. .1. it. ntag. I haveu't fount it
iaessqil of any fault --all the ittaclltmnts are si
tille. It nt'ver aefuses to wors, andl is cerlatutly
i, Ib.-htest runntiig lit the arket. I consider it
t Iirat-cla-ca lnucitte.
Very respect filly
1yisNxs \. WiI.t.INolluA.
U.tati I, F'airltled county, 8. U.
1in ioAt : I an wcn tlciashlt in every partl:ut.t
with the 1)avis 1alchine totglit of you. I think it
a llrst-clats- inacltine in every respect. You know
you soltd several inichines of the samte make to
dilierent uantbers of our families, all of whotm,
as far as I know, are well pleased witti tt.
111i. N. If. 11out.y
w.,;.ll............., A ...1 I .M . O Y
This Isto certifly we have hal n coltattunt 11se
the Davis Macline bougllt of you about three years
ago. As we take in work, atnd have made the
price of It several Illnes over, we don't want ay
better machine. It Is always realy to do any kind
of work we nlave to do. No puckeriagor sktiping
stitches. We can only say we are well pliea"ed
ant wish no better macthm,
tCATn5IRINK WYttY AND SIsTER.
Aprh 25, !3-3. :.
I lhave no fault to find with my inacit.ne, and
dlon't wattt .tny b etter. I have in e the l;le of
it several times by taking in sawing. It is talways
reaiy to do its work. I think it at ilrst-class tma
litte. I feel I ean't say too much for the DAVIs
Vertical Feed Machine.
M s. ToaI-As SMIrn.
l-'uirlielil outlity, April, 18 3.
Mt. J. o. lItoAt-iDar Sir: it gives me much
le.a.ire to testify to the Imerits of the Davis Ver
ltie,l Feed Sewing Machine. The iatchine I got of
vou alt.att live years atro. has been alinost it eon
staut tse ever since that time. I catnot see that
It is worn any, and has not cost me one cent for
repiurs sile, we lave had it. Ant well pleci.
andi don't wish Ior ainiy better.
iHoiT. Ci t wFYORD,
(Iratnite Qularry, near Winnsboro S. C.
We have liSedl the Daviq Verlical P e i Atewing
Machinie for tile laist live years. We wianuld tnot
have any oither ntiake att ally lrice. Theiachtaino
htas glvena us unbounttdeii siattsfaction.
Very respiect fully,
Fairlllbl counaty, 8. C., Jant. 27, 1888.
Hlaving btoughat a Daylai Yertlial EedC SowingZ
Maot;lne frou Mr. J1. 0. Ii ag samtte three yeard
aigo, atnid it tiatvilig given mtlo perfect sattisfactiona in
every resuiect asa i lamtily ttune baot.h for hiea :y
andlt Ilit sewing, andi tnever neciled the least re
Itmir int tny wyit en cic~terful ly reconinetl it to
anty oneC as a llrst-class mintte in every particU.
lari, tandi tink It se-ondl to nioane. It isi onle of the
loapest maactines mnaid; my chlit-irent iuse it, wittl
li case. The attachmllents are more eastIly as
Jttlted and It does ta greater ratige of work lby
meanstil of Its V'eri l ieal tithn atny oter mta
cinei I have ever seeni or iused.
Mits. TarttAs OwilNus.
Wlnunsh>r.a, aitrfilhi counaty, 8. C.
WVo have had one of the Davis Macnines abtot
foulr years and have aliwatys foiundt it ready to dlo all
kimits of wort we have ha'l occasion to do. Cta't
see that the tiauam is worn any, tand works as
weli as wIthn niew.
tius. W. J. CltAWFont,
Jackson's Creek, Fairfld conaty, 8. C.
My wIfe is highly pleasoid wit the DavIs Ma -
chinte boulght o1 you. 8She wYould ntot take diouble
whait alile gave for It. The mnactina has not
been out, of ordeir sinac sihe hadt it, and she can do
any kind of work ona It.
JAS. F'. FanE.
Mont iceallo, ratirhleld cotanty, 8. C.
Theil DavIs SewIng Machline is sImply a treas
urc Macs. J. A. GOObw YN.
lt:dge way, N. C'., Jana. 10, laS3.
J1, O) IOAtJ, Esq., Agent-Dear Sir: My wife
has '001n using a lMavis Sewihng Matchita constatnt
hy for thle pan* four years, ant it hats never nooded
any re patirs and1. works just ats wvell as when lnr t,
b.taght. She say,s It li do a greater ratngo of
practlaal work nad dto t eansler atnd bot'er thian
auny tacie shte has ever tased. We cheerfully
reacommeniold It ats a No. I famialy miachinte,
Your tru.y, .A.QDVS
MIt. BOAo : I have always fontnd mny Davis Man
Chine reaidy do ala kinds of to work I have haid co
c.asl n to do. I ctant 5e0 that the insafhino *s
Worn a particle and it WOrks hs weal as when new,
Mils. R. C. (GeoDING.
Wlinsboro, H. C., A pril, 1888,
' MRt, flOAt: My wife has been 00Dstantly usIng
tile DlaI Machino bought, of yoa about live yeare
aso. I have never reg retied buyig 'It, as it is
always readr for any kinad of fatatm ewig, elther
I iaav orlg it. It is never out of 4or neeOdig
Very rehsotfl1 ,
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