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TRI-WEEK(LY EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. C.. SEPTEMBER 1883. ESTABLISHED 1848
A SHAKE OF TIE HAND.
One day upon the busy street,
A dear old friend I chanced to meet,
From a far distant land;
His face with pleasure was alight.
He asked me, 'Is all with you right?"
And clasped and shook my hand.
It .was not any word he said,
But just that care and sorrow fled
As if at his command.
'Twas not the smile upon his lip,
But. just the honest hearty grip,
With which he shook my hand.
Oh, lips may touch, and eyes may meet,
And both be false and both be sweeti
But no one need be told,
When fingers touch and coldly part
'Tihey have not touched a feeling heart,
Or love l turning cold.
The hand is index sure and true
Unto the heart; you will not rue
If you its lesson take;
Heed not the promise of the lip,
But trust the firm and honest grip,
The strong yet tender shake.
And, oh, the str ength and contldence
The sympathy, the happy sense,
With which we understand!
The subtle, secret power we feel
When meeting fingers but reveal,
- The heart within the hand!
A CRUEL BL.OW,
"The most dangerous and trouble
sote men,'' said Dr. Redfield, "are
those who should be regarded as fools,
but for some unexplained reason are
not. Here now is a beautiful and love
ly young woman suddenly deprived of
reason just on the eve of her marriage
to a worthy young man on whom the
blow has fallen with crushing force.
'wo lives blighted perhaps forever by
an act that should consign it s perpe
trator to a prison and a lunatic asyhun
for each alternate year of the remaind
er of his life."
These reiraks related to a practical
joke played by a reckless and impru
dent young man, one Fred Losher, the
victim of his criminal folly being his
cousin, Florence Percival, whose mar
riage would haye taken place the next
The railway train which was bring
ing her prospective husband fron his
home three hundred miles away, was
behind time about live hours, delayed
by a heavy storm, which had also pros.
trated the telegraph lines, so that no
information in regard to the cause
of the detention could be obtained.
The train came in at last, however
all right, and without having sustained
any serious accident. The bride
groom elect, Frank McAllister, alight
ed from the cais, going first to the
- hotel, front whence, in half an hour, he
would have reported himself at the
r " + ' residence of his betrothed.
That foolish cousin, however, who
had been sent to the statien t.- "$tain
tli earlipct news of the delayed train,
caie rushing back to the house to
bring the tidings, but thought it would
be a capital joke, as he afterwards said,
to give his cousin at first a good
"Well, Florence,'' he exclaiied,
"Frank has been heard from at last.
The train's smashed-forty persons
killed-and be among them!"
A bewildered, half-conscious look
was followed by a fearful scream,
and poor Florence had fallen uncon
Dr. Redfield. the family physician,
who 1hanced to be passing the door,
was immediately with the patient, and
doing his utmost to arrest the progress
of those terrible convulsoins, but with
scarcely any success.
A young brother of Florence was the
only person with her at the time that
startling announcement was mnade; but
his version of what had occuirredl was
so clear and p)ositive tha&t the reckless
fellow who was the author of the mis
chief did niot attempt to contradict or
(deny the boy's statemuent.
h lad the life of the dear girl been
suddenly destroyed by the careless is
charge of a pistol, fired by somne one
who did not stop to considler int what
irectiont he was ptointinig, time conister
nation and sorrow of the family could
scarcely havo been greater. Fra nk
McAllister knelt at the sidle of the in
sensible girl, giving venit to his feelings
mi ant agony of grief.
lIt the meantime, the young block
head by whose crmntinal folly thme mis
chief had beent done, was (lodging around
it a dlozen directions, telling everybody
how very sorry lie was for what had
happened, and asking each one to tell
him what service lie could remnder. IIe
subsided, however', and madeo himself
less p)romtinent after having been re
peatedlly told that his iutmediate de
partuto fromt the scenet of the trouble
would gratify eve ryonie.
I'Te terrible shock was followed, as
thme doctor predicted it would be, by~ a
typhomania, that continued three
weeks-the p)atient's life, in the mean
time, beinig suspended in a balanice
whicht the weight of a feather might
At the end of that time time malady
begant to take a diiier'ent form. T1he
cerebral excitemettt appeared to have
exhausted its force and( to be passing
away, butt the light of reasomn did( not
return. 'lThe onem terrible thought, thmat
hter lover'11( had en crumshed( to dea'thi,
htad gomio t hrouigh and1( pos.essed hter
whole indt, and( there did not seem to
be any way to remove it.
looking as if tmaking ant effort to reasonm
I - ~ once mote, was htow~ long it wotuld ben
befote she could go to Frank's funeral.
Whtent assured that lie was nuot dead
but still alive, ando actuiaily in time roomm
at that momemnt, the Imeanintg of the
words did not seemt to enter hmer miind,
for she again repeatedly asked, in ai
Plead ing wamy:
"Lease let me go to Fratnk's funier
11er lover', who hiad been with her, or
neari her, almost conitinually, thent enmet
iorwar'd, and, sittimng dlown beside lher,
took one of her hands, sayinig:
"'I am not (head dlear Fliorenmce! I amt
alive andl hete with you."
But his kintd wvords otnly btrought a
"YXoul Whoit are you!"' site asked.,
"1 dho itot kmnow you I I never saw you
- before. You atre not miy dear Franik
hte Is (lead ; and now t hey will not even
Jet mue go to his funteral. D)id you
know 1erank? you look some like him,
and I believe you are trying to pass
yourself for him. Go away from me!
you trouble ne!
"There is hope in her case," said tho
doctor, when at his next visit this inci-1
dent was related to him.
By the earnest desire of the parents
and other friends of the patient, Flor
ence was retained at home instead of
being sent to an asylum for lunatics,
)r. Redfield giving her his daily, and, 1
in fact, almost constant attention. In I
this way three months of painful and anx- I
ious suspense, with no certainty in re- i
gard to the ilnal result, passed.
"You are a good singer, I believe," 1
said the doctor addressig young Mc- I
Allister, as they were sitting together 1
on the veranda, where they had been
talking for a half-hour in regard to the
care of poor Florence.
'" Well, yes; I am a fair singer," re
plied Frank. "Florence and I have
been accustomed to sing together, es
pecially when much younger, and be- 1
fore I moved away from the city. We
were at one time members of a juvenile
choir for two years."
"Well, my dlear fellow," said the doc.
tor, "I amd disposed to try another
which may not be of the least 1
use to our dear Flonence, but
call certainly do her no harm. I
wlnt you to come into one of the ad
joining rooms occasionally-only (10 not 1
let her see you-and sing some of those 1
old songs, which you and she have beeni
accustomed to sing together, with the 1
deepest interest, and let us see what
the result will be.''
"Who is that singing?" asked Flor- I
ence, starting up and looking around
sudlenly and earnestly. "It, sounds
like the voice of my dear Frank, who is
now in lleaven. Iow ilad I would be
to go there and live with him.''
This remark was made the first time
the experiment was tried, the patient
being -at the time more composed than
"'it does sound like Frank singing,"
the doctor finally said; "but I do not
see how we could hear him if he is al
ready in lleaven. I think it must be
nearer than that.''
The experiment was, however, con
tinued only a short time, as the patient
became very much excited after a few
moments, and burst into tears, begging
to be allowed to go and join her dear
Frank in the world to which she knew I
he had gone. Similar experimnents were
repeated frequently, occasions being
selected when Florence was most quiet
and not liable to be too much excited;
lier lover. in the meantime, passed
around from one room to another,
sometimes quite near to her, and then
in a distant part of the house.
In this way these experiments had
continued for some two or thr > weeks,
with encouraging results. A tIengti, I
one day when the patient was sitting up
in her chair, and more quiet than usual,
the familiar notes of "The Last Rose of
Summer" sounded out clear and dis
tilict. Florence inmediately jgined her
own voice to that of tihe unseen singer;
then, as if forgetting that she had ever
imagined that her lover was dead, she
sprang from her chair-the doctor
grasping her arm at the same instant
and fixing upon him an earnest and in
telligent look, exclaimed:
''Doctor, that is my dear Frankl IIe
is in the next room l Why does he not
coma in here!''
She would have gone to find him at
once, but Dr. Redfield finally pursuaded
her to sit down and let him go and see
if he could find him.
"Go iii at once," directed the doctor,
"but in a perfectly natural way; do not
show theo least excitemnent. I wvill come
after a few mnomenits, but you had better
go in and meet hEer alone.''
Ten mhinultes later tile (doctor' entered
quietly, anid had the hlapiness of seeinlg
his patient sittinlg by tihe side of Frank,
claspinig h1is hands inl her owni.
"Whly, D)octor, "sheo exclaimed, "hlere
is my dear Franki Ilie has come at last!
ie says theO cars were off the track, and
were delayed a few hIours. We were to
be married to-mlorrow, you know.''
'"Yes, Florence,'' said the (1Oct0or,
takinig herm hanlId kindly; "'but y'ou have
not been v'ery well lately, and1( it will be4
better to defer your miarriage for a few
"But you will nlot go away any miore,
Frank, until after ouir wedding?'' sid
"N,indeed," said heri lover, the
will be mlarr'ied just, as s001n as you are
well enoulghl f'or us togo oii our wedding
No atlushoj wats made att thaIt, t ime to
what had occurred, bult after some1 (lays,
ml ans5wer to her qulestins, thte was
gradcu1ally permIIit.tedl to Jearmn tile wle'lO
trthi. Of tile suddenCl f'right, however,
she4 remIembllered no(ting. Th'le laIst
timing her1 mnemnory recalled in connec
tionl with thait Wl o 'curh HhouIt f0111
hours pIreviouts to. that evemnt, wh'en her1
fathler, a1s she said(, 01am11 in and1( toldl
her1 thlat tile traini was behind time,
hlaving been1 (lie Ir 01' h1Iouir. All after
thlat was a blanik, tIle terrible shock
hlaving, by some11 st.ranlge law of thle
mtind(, reflected back ward, so ias to wvipe
out entirely tile recollectionl of what
had( 001 ocrr'ed ill those fo(ulr prieced(lingi
She referred, hiowveri1, 0occ1 asihly
to ,havinlg heoardl Franik siningl ill time
ad(jouanilg roomls, and1( wlonderedl why lie
dlid not come1 iln whlere she was. TIhis
had seemed0(, how1%'eer, 1more likecadreami
1 IIr recovery was r'aplid. A iltough
poss5essed of at highly wroumght nervous11
templleramlenit, her11 conistituition p)revioums
to this sadt afair, had1( been0 goodl, and(
her hlealthl wats soon1 r'estored, hlavIing
110 traceOO of theO mlental dlistutrbanmce and11
inljurly she had1( suffered.
TIhie mahlrriage took place0 soon1 af (ter
11e1 complete3 r'ecovery.
'I he fliustrirte GIartent Zeilwayg says
it is the eas$iest thling mi the) world to
foretell the weather by observing the
common Amerorcan white p)ine (P'inus
tobums). If we are to exj)oet raimn or
sno0w withlin a rcasonatbly sho(rt spaco of
time, tile b)ranIches of tile laist two sca
s01n8' growth will be pentdmloue. If sut'h
weather be a long way off, the braneh
es will be raised rather than droop.
I11w 1.lihtung Wou.
An old racer in 'ox as tells the fol
owing tale In relation to a race was
eim in that State. The sun was past
neridfan and the crowd, thanks to the
ubricating influences of the mescal
tnd aguadiente, was in afinncondlition
or fun of the roughest sort. There
vore wrestling matches, sparring mat
:hes, foot races around the plaza, much
etting on favorites, wild cheers for
he victors, derisive yells for the do
eated, songs, curses, kughter, shout
pg, drinking, smoking-a carnival of
semi-barbaric pleasure. The event of
,he day and the last act on the pro
fratmne before the baile was the horse
:aces. There were two or three of mi
tor importance and a free-for-all, in
Avhich the entries were so numerous
;hat the horses (lashed down the course
,'edged tightly together and the judges
,vere at a loss whether to decide that all
von or all lost. The great race was
ast of all. There were two entries.
'he ranger Terriente entered his black
felding Niggor and Neueces Nick,
mother ranger brought forward his bay
relding Lightning. These two horses
wvere about equally matched, but it was
)elieved by the knowing ones that
Lightning was the better horse. There
wvas considerable money staked on the
.esult and Mustang Joe was a heavy
mcker of Lightning. lie learned be
ore the race was called that Lightning's
wner was giving odds on the othmr
torse, and he made up his mind that
hte boys were doing a little "jockeying,"
vhiclh would be sure to result to his
secuniary di.sadvantage. "Nigger"
vas ridden by a diminutive inuchacho,
wvlho answered to the name of Pedro,
mud "Lightning" was mounted by a
ittle black boy who lived across the
river, Just before the drivers mountpd
;heir steeds "Neueces Nick" pushed
tis way to the side of the little darkey
amd whispered something in his ear.
i'he juvenile Fifteenth Amendment
todded and grinned. Mustang Joe saw
his little by-play and walked down the
Orack, taking up his position about
midway betwee"n the start and finish.
I'he distance to be I un wasa quarter of
t mile, and after all preliminaries had
een arranged the judges took tip their
)ositionts, the horses were got ready
imd at the word they both sprang for
ard and dashed down the track side
y side. It was plain to be seen from
he first that "N igger" was being
"forced" to his best pace and that
'Lightning" was being ''pulled" by
he t,iny descendant of liam perched on
"Nigger'll win by a half neck!" cried
ine of the crowd, and just then the
iorses passed Mustang Joe.
"1.igitning" was next to hin and he
,eiled to the driver as the horses dashed
ast. The little negro turned his itdad
mud Mustang Joe covered him with his
''Let out that hoss!" lie cried, "or
L'l blow ye full er holas!"
The eyes of the lEthiopian rolled in
heir sockets until nothing could be
cen but the whites, his teeth chattered
tud he relaxed his grip on the bridle
eints. Like a rocket Lightning snot
orward past the other horse and dashed
teross the iuish about two lengths
thead. The backers of the bay horse
:heered wildly; those who had a "sure
,hing" and lost on the black were cor
respondinigiy glum, and as "Mustang
Joe" pocketeu his winnings he winket
;lyly and said :
"Boys, when ye put up er job ter'
ockey' inc ergiin, why-don't do hit !''
Ev'en what is left of Thebes would re
jmrc volumes--as indeed volumes have
jeen writtenl from the standpoint both
>f the archamelogist and the amateur
sight.seer. There is constantly recur
ing amnd increasing astonishment, not
immixed with admiration, at the majes.
~ic conceptions of thus ancient people,
aho skill which enabled t,hem to carry
,hem out, andl the art displayed ini
painting, sculpture and architecture,
wvhichi has defied time andt outlinied
iges. It would be easy to give ineas
iremnents and number columns and eati
mate labor and time anid money em
ployed; but after all is (done the result
would only be unsatisfactory. One
miust see to understand, to realise, to
ipprociate, To verify the extent of
Vhmobes, as given by ancient historians,
is impossible now; for, if walb it ever
mad, there is no vestige of them left.
I'ho ruins of thme four or live great
temuples that are left, which lie on bothu
mides of the Nile, give some idea of the
immense Space0 it covered, and still
rnore of it unparalleled gianideur.
LFromn the temple of Luixor to that of
O rnak- -which is thme largest and most,
uiplendlid ruin of ancIent or modern
hines-a distance of two miles. there
ire still lotund traces of the long avenue
f sphinxes wich connected the two.
T'hough theC diff'eremnt temlehs of Tiheb,es
mild even tihe different parts of the samme
temple, wore built sit iiferent ep)ochs,
there is a general symmetry o1 plan.
Majestic gateways covered withs sculp
t ures, generally represeouiting 'offerings
to thme monarchs or godls, and( guarded
by gigantii st atues o,r obelisks, leadl into
large coui, ta with columned cci ridora on
either side, through wich one puass
ito the sanct,uary anid other apart,monts
of thme temple.
At Karnak there scenms to bec a great
Donfiusion of p)yIons amt priop)ylone,
avenues of sphinxes, courts and corri
tiore, obelihs sand pillars, and statues
anid temiples innumounrable.
TIhe explanation of this continuous
scrits of temples 18 to be found in the
faict th .t eacih sucecessive moinarcht triedl
to outdo is predecessura by making
[idditions5 to their work of still greater
size and magmuilconcee. One of the ar
ohitecra lhas lett al hieroglyphie descrip
lion of his labors, a passage from wvihih,
being Iiterpreted, readts:
"I p)erformatot the hoest I could for the
people of Amen (Amen was thme chief
ioeit.y of Thmebem.) as architect oh my
lord. I excuted the psylon of Ramo
ses II. the friend 01 Amen, who lhstens
to those who pr ay to him sat the first
gate ef the teinple of Amen. I placed
nbolisks of the samo made of granite.
Thinir height ennhed to the vaut of
heaven. A propylon is before the same
in sight of the city of Thebes, and
ponds and gardens with flourishing
troes. I made two great double-doors
Af gold. Their height reaches to
heaven. I c iused to bd made a double
path of great masts. I set them up in
the splendid court in sight of his tem
Those buildings and their acessories
ire all constructed on so large a scale
tud the proportions are so great that it
is ctilgcult to realize at first their im
uensity. In one of the apartments of 1
he temple of Karnak, known as the
great hall, the lintel stones of the door
way were 4') feet 10 inches in lengtii.
[t measures 170 by 829 feet, and is sup
ported by a central Avenue of 12 col
lus, 62 feet high. an'1 II feet 6 inches
u diameter, Besides these, tu^". 'tie
other rows of columns measuring 42i
cot in hight and over 9 feet in diame
Such measurements, however, while I
hey may suggest something of ancient
ikill and soieile, are usel 's in enabling
me to form a just idea of the perfect
yhole, to complete which other things
esides mere size must be taken into
eccount. Not the least interesting part
)f these temples are the sculptures
which adorn-one might almost say
over--their walls. Interesting because
if the high degree of art that they il
.ustrato in their elegance and richness
intl sometimes vividness of coloring,
tnd also because of the insight they give
is into ancient customs and manners,
iistory and religion. They may be di
tided into two general classes, religious
)r ceremonial and historical or battle
icenes. But in one central idea they all
inite; that of eulogizing the monarch to
whom the temple is dedicated. In the
3eremonial scones he is usually repre
ented as the chief personage in a grand
)rooession of priests bearing arks and
ifering sacrifices. The king, attenode
y fan-bearers, who are generally his
ions and daughter,, is represented as
fforing to gods or deified auc stors
ruits and other sustances, or receiving
rom them some token of their f.vor|
The historical scenes are still more
uteresting, being drawn with a great
leal of spirit and presenting mach di
rersity of character. They relate to
tome victorious c.impaign of the mon
tron, and depict the different stages
md varied incidents belonging thereto. e
I'here will be the onward march of the
ding in his chariot, surrounded by his
generals and troops. They app; oach a
urtitled town, the inhabitants of which
ome out to meet the invader, bringing
na tneir hands offerings of peace and t
ribute of various kinds. 'ney kneel t
Lefore him and s'ipplicrte for peace. Or
they are ilying in disuiy before his vie.
torious banner. .g en,;he king is ro
resented as slaying the enemy, cutting
bhem all down before him single handed.
)ther scenes repre.ent him returning in
xriumph, the captive enemy bound and
ind fettered driven before him. His
ittendants are carrying the nooty taken
-oxen and horses and bags of gold so 1
icavy that th.'y stagger beneath the
oad. There are long rows of headless
3ap:ives, and in some casos nroat heaps
of har.ds and tongues, (for it appears
that some of the Piaraohe made it their
boast that they never killed their cap
bives, only mutilated them) and scribes
istimatiug and recording in books the
uu,ber-8,000 in each heap, says the
record. Sometimes, accompanl ing the
iculptures, are brief poems in hierogly
pines eulogizing the monarch, "the
great and migthy, the beloved of
kmen." These hieroglyphics are cut
with wonderful clearness and artistic
beaity; and are as easily read to-day
(by those who know the language) as
wrhen they wore carved deep in the
itone 3,000 years ago.
A Toughb Story.
A very, very tough story in which a
ihieken, a rat, a cal, a dog and a boy
were the p)rinicipal charaet-ars, wacs
going the rounds in Etst Eud, Louis
rille recently. The story is vonched for
by good authority, and on this account
a. all the more remarkable. It la relatnd
thiat Mr. Sam Mc(Jurdy was sit mug
neath the shade of a tree in the back
yard of his residence on Clay, near
Franklin street, tahkiing to sonic friends,
when his atteantion wvas called to a hen
with a brood of young chickens, and a
Large rat that had julst emerged from its
liole and was qluietly regarding the
young chickens with the prospet of a
tneal in view. As the rat came 1rom his
lholo the house-cat awoke from her aif
tornoon nap nat ciught sight of the rat.
Dirouchmng low, she awi i-ed develon
moenta, and stood p)reparedl to sprifig
upon Is ratship. iat tue appearace of
his ancient enemy, the eat , a Scotch
terrier, which h-id beeni sunning it io!f
in the woodshed, 1)piikett upl its cars
itnd quietly made ior the place wrherei
the cat stoo'd. At this moment a boy
named And) Quaid eume upon the sco.ae.
T'ho chickens wLre not cagnizant of
being watched by the rat, nor did the
rat see the cat, nar the f6line tue dog,
who had not not.iced the coming of tilt
boy. A little cooick waindered too nig1h
acnd he was sie SLed by tile rat,, which was
ini tur~a p)ouncoed upon by the eat, and1(
the cat was caught mi tile mouth of the
cdog. Tihae rat woldd not cease his hold
on the chic con, and1( the e it, in spite ef
the shaki g suo wuasi getting from te
dog, didl not hot go the rat. It was fun
for thet boy. andli in high glee lie watch
ed the comcest andac the stiuggles of each
of the victims. It seenmed to him that
the rat was aboutlt to esprpe afr a t,ime,
and, seizim g a stone, he harleol it at the
rodenit. 'the aim wias 1no good, andi~
thie stone struck the dog ig t btwoeen
the eyes. The terrier released hi-s grip
on thme cat anid teil over dead1(. It had
breat bed its Iast belome the cat in turni
let go the rat acid turned ovea anid died.
Tihe rat did net long survive the oinc y,
and by tile side of the already acad
chicken ho laia himself dlown and give
up thce ghost. The owner o~f the dog
was so angry at his death that lie is said
to have o.>me near making the story
complete by ki ling the boy that killed
the dog that shock the cat t,hat caught
the rat that bit the chickeon on Clay
Tales about "The Palle."
Of escapes, there are one or two nar
ow almost beyond belief, and wiuch
nvolve stories of skill and bravery well
worth telling. Not many years ago a
ainter was at work on Second sister's
[sland, when the fell into the water.
le was old and weak, and while his
)osition was not very dangerous at first,
le soon floated down and toward mid.
troamn, when, just as he seemed hover
ig on the brink, and exactly 40 feet
rom It, if conteinporary records are to
,o believed, he caught on a rock. I[ow
ong would his muscles endure the
train? And who would rescte him,
ud hlow? The crowd was helpless tu -.
i1 a guide appeared with a coil of rope.
)ne end he left in trusty hands and
vith the other lhe plunged Into the boiling
,io. When lie reached the poor pain.
or the old man still held in his han'-i
he putty knife with which he had been
vorking. lie shifted the knife to his
>ocket, tied the painter to the rope, and
hey reached the shore safely. in ano
her case a boatman was crossing the
iver above the falls, when a fog
uddenly catne up. lie lost his bear
ugs and knew he was drifting to death.
its cries alarmed the village, and bells
vore rung for him to row toward theln.
L'len an oar broke. His only hope thlen
AY in a paltry little anchor, and a coin
Lon rope, which was, moreover, much
vorn. lie examined every foot, nay,
very inch, of it; lhe tugged at the knots
1t each end. Time and space were
>recious, but he could not afford to
aake a mistake. Then he threw it
vor. It bumped along the stones, and
is heart beat each time it failed to
atch a grip. At last it caught and
rougllt L,me boat up stalnding, while the
ellse string throbbed like tleo bass gut
f a harp. For the llouent it held.
low soon would it part? lie shrank
rOI feeling along tio strands. lie
vas more atrail not to lest he should
cad his fate in the twine tense and
wanlgiig under the clrrellt. Inch by
iec his lingers traveled to his arm's
ugtli. So long as it held there lie was
ale. Time and time again through
Ie long night lie did tis, but never,
te said, witLout a heart like lead and
lalls (luivering like a leaf. Wnen
uorning (tawned, as at last it did, le
was easily saved. il anot,ner case the
anger to life, though considerable, was
tot nulnipent, A tWg wa. L iwing three
cows, wnte one went, a urltt. With
dmnirable pronlytnesa and address the
japtain of tie ,ug cut loose thei rest of
is tow and .-teamed ahead of the drift
ug barge. ''ere lie held it by steam
'ower, and when the others came along
line was passe', tle throttle was
lIrown dead open, and it was sought
o make way up stream. -But they had
IrifLed fairly within the grasp of the
pinri of the va,ers, and for a time it
cemuet lie wou.d not, euL go his owu.
inally a foot was gained, in a few
uiutes another, and then the tug of
var was virtually over. An "escape"
>t another sort was that of a murderer.
'ile Sherili was behind 1im, the river
li front, and only tlhe wires of the old
>ruige at LewistOn to help liin across
liand over hand he began the passage.
Liis hands quickly blistered, and tlied
.hey bled. Again and again lie rested
,is arns by ilalging by his legs. At
ast he reached the opposite banic and
ay panting full an hour before lie cont
.inued his Ilight. l'Tle feat was cor
anly a reilarkiable otic for an amateur.
van Elephant, iu the st. Lawronoo ltaplts.
'-No," said the police-station historian
mid turnkey last night, "the place
where Captain Webb went down is not
.11e same place wvhere the elephant swam
hie rapids. Th'le elep)hanit sw~am the St.
Lawrence r'apidls about lifty years ago.
[t was near' the city of Cornwell. A
:ircuis had beenl ad vertised to give an ex..
ilibition thkere, and anmong other things
it was announced that an old elephant
md a younig one would swimn tihe river.
Thie r'iver is about thm'remles wideC
Lhere. At tIhe stated time the elep)hants
were (rivenl into the river, but the
younlig oneC soon camel( out- The old one
was nlot allowedl to come out, but w~as
ihiriven in. Biut soomn the water became
too stronig. le was carrlied out anId dis
'"Thalt wats too bad, wvasni'l ii?''
"Everybody thought lie wvas lost, you
wee: but he swaim like a wvhae, amnd
same upi every lifttle While to spout anid
'"What becamie of him finally?''
"About fhirity-hive mken put out iin
boats and1( canRoes to dr kive him to shiore.
Whenever they saw tile elephmant they
bvoumld row~ for hlim; lhe fiinaly camle out
iafo oni the other' side, seveni miles from
thie place where lie startedl. if Captain
Webb really got iinto t,he Niaigarai rapids,
mld I 'mi notcirtain whet.her' lhe did, hie'
t goner. No one cani conceive the
l'orce of this whlirlpool)l without seeing~
it. I have seen a log forty feet long and
L wo anmd omne-half' feet, thick forced tc
itand( upright, ini it, and go dowvn out of
iight. if priobably camne out miles be
towv, for [ never saw it again."'
"You must, have bieen quite young tt
"Y es, I was only a boy, but I rememn
ber It as well as if it happlened yesterday.
I remiembIher whIemn the Caroline wvent
:aver' the Falls duing file Canadian re
bellio,n ini 1837. Shle was1 traiding with
[the rebels and was tied on tihe A meri
sami side oin t,halt night. T1hereO were siX
men aboard wvho had been dIrinking anl
were asleep. Some imen cut her loose
md set tier allre0,11( and 0 heient over the
Falls inl a bilaze,"'
Boss or' "to nosis,"' was,5 accordinlg t(
some phi1lologists, original11ly introu ceti
iinto tile New WVo.dld by 11rish or' Scot.
lishl immriigrants, f'roim the G~ ahec bos,
Lihe hanid. Butt this is erroneous. Th'l
word. is dlerived from thle Du'tch settlerf
who first colomized New Amsrteram.
lirst called Newv York by the Enighli
when tIle colony changed masters b3
comiing inIto theO p)osession of tile Brit
ish Governimnt. Blaas, in the Dutch
language simlies a master or tIle fore
mlain of a workshop. Perha~ps eveni the
English-speaking plaLIttioni of the
States, if they had knmown that "boss'
was 110 other than Duntch for master
might, in their republican pride, hmave
repi)i(ated the word and invenutet
Arousing ills Synpathios.
"I see you have a lot of milsflt pants,"
observed a stranger as he halted before
a Jefferson avenue clothing store yes
"My frondt, vhalk In. I haf more
nisilts ash would fit half der State of
"What do you call a misfit?"
"Vhell. sormedings ash doan' blease
sonepody who orders 'em, and some
dines der cutter makes a mistake in
"You keep a tailor, I suppose."
"Six tailors, my frendt, and dey do is
to make mistakes and misfits in order
.,U aeep up miv stock like you see."
" Is that so? ,7cl, : .V, wlmt ails
"Dot pair," replied the dealer as he
ef "1.'aj' .., ., "vhas . .. for a
joa1ag nan wlio vhas to be nh.rried last
week. Der gal she dies mit a fever,
and so he doan' come after his close. I
lose chust four dollars on dat pair."
Vholl, dot pair vhas made for a dea
con in der shurch who vhas sparking up
a vidder vonans. 'Der left leg is small
or as (der right, and lie doan' take 'ein. I
I sell you dot pair for three dollars.
'lere's a stylish looking pair which
would lit me: Whoum were these made
"My frendt, dot sltrikes a sari chord
in my heart. lie vhas a young man
who vhas to wear dose pants at a
bridal. Der color vhas selected to
match der bride's coimplexion, but
shust one day pefore der marriage she
changes complexions und dose pants
vhas no good. Dot vhas a loss of ten
dollar to me, uid der young man vhas
so mortified dot the shump in der rifer
undi vhas drowned.
"Whom were this blue pair imade
"For a shudge, my trendt--one of
our leading shudges. Der cutter
m akes a unistake, you see? Der sludge
vlas v man who vhalks mit his toes
turned out, vhile does pants vhas cut
for a man who vhalks mit his toes
turned in. I lose seven dollar on dot
"Well, I leclair! You'll lose all of
$500 on this lot, won't you?"
"My loss yhill be oafer $1,600, und
last week I laf a fire and no insurance,
my vife breaks her leg, and der land
lord raises on my rent almost half."
"Great ginger! Why I should think
you'd shut up shop!"
"If I do dot den where you get some
"That's so--that's so. You are
what they call a human-a humuaslita
run I reckon."
Vhell, I vhas human, I s'hpose."
"You bet you arel And so am I,
and when I meet a man with a soul like
your's I'm -1is nmatkn aniad lA' my
"Vhill you walk in?"
"Sartin I will and you can paw over
that pile of mistits and hand me about
thirty dollars' wortll and do 'em up and
take your cashi A. man who allows
himself to be paralyzed, pulverized and
smashed to a jolly to accommodate the
public deservos to be patronized, and
you needn't be a mite particular
whether them pants match mycomplex
,on or are built to fit bow-legs or
straight. Shut the door, keep children
out, aid lennue jump into five or six
lurious pomnostlo Minueraia.
A curious mineral recently founl in
North aarolina has beu describod in
the newspapers as a diamond iimbedded
in emeraid. Im is now in possession of
Mr* Yerrmgton, of New York, who said
with regard to it: ''t is a olystal of em
erald, an inch by an inch and a half
face. What has been been called a
diamond is merely a piece of quartz
crystal, which is embedded firmly in
the emerald, The crystal is about two
thirds the size of the emerald, and ap
pearsI' to have been driven into it.
Neither stone is very pure. andh thev are
only valuable as mineralogical ap>eci
m mns. This sort of crystal is commonly
called a diamond in North Uarolina,
but as yet no real diamonds have been
found there, although various kinds of
precious stones have from times to time
been dishcovered. Many of these,
chiefly emeralds of rare color, callo.l
H,.ddenite, in honor of Mr. Riiddeu, the
dliscoveror, are found in a small mine at
Stony Point, which was opened about
two years ago, and has been worked,
more or less, since that time. The e
eralds are found in pencils of various
sizes. Some are of a dark green color,
but most of them are pale green. Some
of the pencils are very large, the largest
being 8g inches long,
In tiio same vicinity hamve been found
garacts, ruttilos, auma- marine, tOpaiZ
and other preiouis stones.
Th'iere is sonie reason to supp)aa that
the D)ewey diamond. thme largest diamond
ever found i'm the United States, which
was cut by the Mor.se Diamond Cntting
(Jomcpany in 1882, e ime from North
U trohina, althomgai it was found by an
1.isti laborer in M~anohestor, Va. Wheiun
found it was imnbocdded in a curious
stonec known as it columiito, large qua~n
titics of' which, in lodges, arc f'ound in
North Carolina. It appo irs that at 10.ad oj
thiis stono had boonm tako.em to Mainchos
ter' for 1aainlg, and1 it is conjectured
that this pico in which the dIlamondl
wvas embJeddedl ha~d dtropped from the
cart 0on the wauy. It weigned 23j earats,
aad when cout, 11 11 16 carats. The
cutting cost $1,000JI, and the stone itsolf
may be roughly estimated as worth
A curious paculiarity of this ita col.
umite isi that it is a fieXiblo stone. I
have a chunk of it that will bend both
ways. The stone is a coamrso sandstoine,
anud may be used for buildiig purpo
Mr. D)erby, a nativo of New York, and
a graduaite of O'rnehl UJniversity, who
Is employed by Domn Pedro as geologist
of Brazll, visited the amincral distriol of
Noith Carolina, and said that if he nd
boon taken to the p)haeo blindfo:ded, and
then, on the bandage being removed,
had boeon asked whoe ho was, he shouml'
have a I unhesittingly that lie was in
the diamond distries of Brazil. 11, did
not, however, flad any' imma.Is in
BUY THE BEST!
MAt. J. O. BoAo--Dear Sir: I bought the first
Davis Machine sold by you over five years ago for
ay wife who has given it a long and fair trial. I
ain well pleased with it. It never gives any
rouble, and Is as good as when first bought.
J. W. uor.tic.
Wtnu.br Q. f., A ri 18tt
Mr. BoAU: Ton wish to know what I have to say -
in regard to the Davis Machine bought of you three
years ago. I feel I can't say too nmuch In Its favor.
I made about 880,00 within five ulontlis, at times
running it so fast that the needle would get per
fectly hot from friction. I feel conideni I could
not have done the same work with as mnen case
and so well with any other machine. No time lost
in adJuiting attachments. The lightest ruunning
m,achie I have ever treadled. Brother Jates and
11'iliants' families tare as much pleased with telr
D.tvis Machines bought or you. I want no better
lnacitine. As I said before, 1 don't think too
much can be said for the Davis Machine.
Fairli"Id (otanly, A pril, 1s3,
MIt. IDOA1 : My -lutciltue gives ite perfect satls'
faciton. I iad no fault with it. The attachiments
are so simple. I wish for no better than the Davis
Muts, It. MfII.,
Fairalold couity, April, 1993.
.Ma. bo t1 : I bougiht a Ilavli V'e'ti' al Peed
ewing M-chlne from yon four years ago. 1 am
eligltel with it. It tever has given me any
roulle, anad has never beens the least out of order.
It is as good as when I first bought it. I can
cheerfully r-commnu-n it.
Riespect fully, ,
MS. M. J. KInt.AND.
Montleelio, April 30, 1883.
This 1i to certify that I havi been usiu a Davis
Vertli at Feed Sewimg MacllIne for over tw 'ye ira,
purchased of Mr. .1. U. 11o.tg. I haven't found I t
p-issessed of any fault-all tite attaitaments are so
sliple. It never iefuses to work, and as certainly
th. lightest running In the mnarket. I coasldgr it
a first class maculne.
MINNIu .1. WILLINOaAM.
Oaklan 1, Fairfield county, S. C.
Ma iOAO : a ain weat picaseu in every partictu
with the Davis Machine t ought of you. I tnink
a first,-class mactine ta every respect. You knew
you sold several machines of the satne stake to
ditferent members of our families, all of whom,
as far as I know, are well pleased witli them.
MRs. M. 11. MOBI.SY.
Fa!rfeld county, April, 1833.
' at --' 0.1 Jity hal in coltta'lt ul
the Davis Machine bought or you aurut ttrna yot,ra
ago. As we take in work, au- have made the
price of it several lianes over, wa don't want any
better machine. It is always ready to dto any kind
of work we have to Ito. No puckertingor skipp.ug
stitches. We (anti only say we are welt pieased
and wish no better matachine,
CArnlitcNNE WY,tii AND SISTER.
April 25, 1838.
I have no fault to Gud with my lach ne, and
don't want aly oietter. I have an tie the price of
it several timnes uy taking in sewilg. It is al,vays
ready to do its work. I think it a rl.l-utass ma
chinte. I feel I u,lcnt say too ltuch for time Davi
Vertical Feed Machine.
Mas. Ta )MA8 SMITH.
Fairfeil co;mty, April. 1843.
MAt. J. 0. Ho.u-Dear Sir: it gives me in aach
pleasure to testify to tie merits of the Davis Ver
tical Feed Sewing Machine. The ma''hine I got of
you aban)t live years ago. has beet allost in coat
siant use ever since that timne. I cannot see that
it is von any, antd has not cost tne one cent fot'
rettairs slaic we have hadl at. Am well p)leaseIt
auit don't wisha or anty better.
GOranite Qurry, near' Winnsboro 8. 5;.
We have used the Davis Vert ical Foe.t Soeving
Machtna for the last five years. We woutld nlot
halve any other amake at atny laice. Tlhe macliane
htas gIven us unbouandeat satisfaction.
Mass. W. K. 'eTRNER AND DAUonTurts)
Fairficldl counlty, S. C., Jan. 2!, 1883.
Hiavang botughit a Davis VertIcal Feed .Seving
Machiane fromt Mr. J1. 0. BJeag somae three years
ago, andl it haivinIg glvena met perfect sattisfatction tat
veyrespect its a ilaily maichuLet both for hea y I
aandiIlight, sewving, andt ntever neeed t.he least re
pir I any way, I cuan citeerfully recommaaendu It to
any oneC as a alrst-class mtaucinea inl every part Icu-.
lair, anda tink It second to none. It is oneo ot the
simplpest mnacineas amado; amy chlilit'enl use It withI
all ease. 'Thel attachmalents are mtore easily a:l.
justed aand It daes a greater range of work by
mneanas of ats VertIcal i.'eed thani any other ma
chinte I have ever seen or ulsed.
Ma. THOMAs OwaNos.
WVe have had oane of tIhe DavIs Machianes ablot
fottr years and1, have alvays foundlt It i'eady to do all '.- a
kinids of wora we ltave hadl occasiona to do0. Cana't
see thatt the maachaine is worn any, and works as -' t
well as when new.
Jackson's Creek, l'air'lild couty, 8. C.
My ife is hightly plelaed witht tihe Davis Ma
chinae boughtl o1 yotu, Site wvoutai not, take dioubie
witat, site g.tve for it. ITo maacine has ntot
boeen ont of order sice she hadl It, iandt site ctan do
anly kinad of work oat it.
JAN. F. FaiEi.
Montieello, F'airllid couanty, .N. C.
Thie Davis .9ewinig Macinei is simtply a treas
uWe Mats. J1. A. UOouwvvN.
Ittigeway, N. (., Jana. 1e, kS'3.
.O H loAo, Esq., Agant-De)ar SIr: My wIvfe
llas 'oeent using at Dauvis Sewig Matchiano constantt
ly for tile p)ast fouar Yealr, anlt It ihas ntever nleedesi
any repaIrs an a works just ias well Its whena lirtt
btoughit. Shte Salys it ilal dto a greatter rlage of
practiaal work Pind ado at easier atnd bet'or thani
any maatchinio she alas ever used. We cheerfully
recommelnd it as a No. 1 famnliy miachinae,
Your tru.y,Js.QD i.
WVinnasbro, S.5'., Jana. 9, 1883.
MIt. I1oAo : I have always found may Davis Ma
clhmi ready do ait Kiaids oftto work I htave had oa:
I aionu to do. I canntot see thatt the~ macine is
WOrnl a Particle unda it works as weal as whlen no0w.
I Mats. It. C. 0001No5.
Wiantsboro, M. C., April, 1883,
MIt. IIOAO: M-y wIfe has been constanatly utsIn f
the D)av,s Macinel bouaght of yott atl,out five years
asto. I have never regretted buyang it, as it ia
alwaays reaudy for any sinda of faa Ily sewing, either
ieauvy or liht. It is never Out oi fla or nletidag
Very respet fully,
Yro1m1 C.n, t A, Wi, LAPD,