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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNS1ORO. S. C..
WINJ31o.S (.OOEu 2. I88. w .
THE Pij EOPLE.
BUY THE BEST!
MRt. J. 0. IOAG -Dpear Sir: I bought the first
Davis MachiAe Hold by you over Live years ago for
iuly wife, who ias gon L a ng and fair tial. I
11n well pleaed with it. It never $tives any
rouible, anid Isl as good as when Uit, biought.
J. W. Isol.1CE.
W innsiboro, 4. C., April M83.
Mr. BOAo: 'You wish to know wiat I have to say
in regard to the Davis Machine bought of you three
years ago. I feel I can't say too mnuch In its favor.
I inade about 180,100 within live nltoliths, at tilnes
running it so fast that the needle would get per
fectly hot front friction. I feel confiidei I could
not have done tMe satue work with as nittlI ease
uad ao well witi any other tiacilne. No tun lost
in adjusting attachuells. Tlio lightest. runalig
inachine I have ever treadled. BrotherJanies sit
Willlanas' faintlies are as mnuch pleased wi i their
Davis Machines bought or you. I want no better
uaciane. As I salt before, I don't think too
nuch can lie said for the Davis Machine.
KI.I.KN VTfv HNSON,
Fairlild Couty, April, 18s8.
Mi. floAo: My nitefitne gives wne perrect satis
faction. I find n1o fault witli 11. The a1a1huents
ate so nUple. I wish for no better hal the Davis
MNM4. it. )IIIJ.ANo.
Fairlleld county, April, 1883.
Mit. I1OAU: I botigit a flavis verfital FeedA
ewing Machine froin you four years ago. I ain
elighiteel with it. It never has given ifl any
routle, and lias tever been the least out of order.
It is as good as wiett I first bought, I. I can
cheerfully recolfumenfial it.
M is. M. J. KiniAND.
Motliello, A pril 110, 1883.
.T hIs is to cerfify that I hlave been uintig ft J)tsI5
VertIcal Fe(d Sewitug Machkfe for over I w a yen-s,
purchased of Mr. .. O. Iloag. I haven't found I it
paseede of any fault-all lie atfachnients are so
s"in ple. It nevereftises to work, nid ia certainly
the i ilitest ruinifig iII Lite iuarket. I consider it
a first class nuactfine.
Very respect fully
MINNIM Q. Wif.LiANOUAM.
Oakland, Fairlietil county. S. C.
Mn IOAn: I ain weil pleasei in every partcut
wili the D)avis Machine icought of you. I tifink
a first-class inaciline in every respect. You know
you sold several inachines of the sante make to
diferent inunibers of our families, all of wfoni,
as far as I know, are well pleased whil theiM.
Mus. M. If. Moni.Xv.
Fairtlel county, A pril, 18M3.
Tilts uito certity we nave nad in constant Ilse
the Iavs Machine flought of you about tiree years
ago. As we take in work, and have inaile the
In ice of It sUveral lianos over, we don't. Want aly
better muachine. It is always ready to do any kind
of work we have to do. No puckering or skIpping
slitches. We canl only say we are well pleasiel
anl wish no better Iaciue,
CATfnIINK WYLIN AND SisTmR.
April 25, 1853,
I have no fault to find with imy machine, and
don't want any better. I have in.4de the price of
It severa tines by taking In sewing. It Is always
ready to do Its work. I think it a firsl-class ma
clie. I feel I can , *ay too much for Itie D.tyvl
Verlical Feed Machine.
Mits. TuOstAS SMIrru.
Fail field eontiy, A pril, 1883.
MN. J. 0. lHoAu--Dear Sir: It gives Ie mI ich
pleasure 10 testily to the merits of lte Davis Ver
tical Feed Sewing MNachie. The fits' nine I got of
you about five years ago. has eenic aimoni in cou
siait use ever since thal II tue. I cainnot see that,
it Is Worn any, and fias niot cost late one cent for
repatra aince~ we have hadue it. Aiin well lelasedl
ati dloi'!, wish ior aimy fletter.
firanfite Qratrry, near Winsmboro N. C.
We have used the D~aves Verlical tFed Sowing
Machine for the last lIve years. We woul fnot
hauve any oilher ake at amny price. Th'fe inahlts
lhas given us unbiloundeii satisfact lln.
Very respeei fully,.
Mas. W. K. Tiuxman ASD) DAUorsus
Fairilelil counety, 8. C., Jan. 21; 15s3.
liavig bought a Davis Vertical reed Sewing
Macino froin Mr. J. 0. hloug somne three ycars
ago, antl it lhaviug glven ine perfect satlsfactmon In
every respiect asa fainly inaclane, both for hea/y
and lighft sewing, andi never needed the least re
paIr in any way, 1 cain cheerfully reczoinanendl ilt to
saty one as a fhrst-class msnahine in every particu
lar, anad thinak It second to nonec. It is one of f le
simupzest machaitnes inadoal; nay chliren use it with
all ease. Thu at-tachmifents are muore easily ad
juasteti andl it does a greater range of work by
-ameamns of its Vertical l'eed thIfan say othaer a
chine I hlave etver acoin or usedf.
r Mns.lora iainia THiilAs OwINos.
W~e hfave hadl one of tile Davis Macines about
fotar years and have always foiffal if ready 10otdo all
kinds of wvers we hlave hail oczcaaiona to iio. 'ana't,
jj ~see tlhat life malclhine fs worn any, anfd works as
fj Well as when nfew.
III Mica. WV. J1. CUnAlwroia
Jackson's Creek, lPatriloltd counaty, H. U.
My wife Is Ighfly pleased with thfe Diavis Ma
chine bought of you. hewonuld not lake double
-what SheO gave for it. The machofinle hafs not
been out, of order since she hadl It, and she can de
tany kind of woric on it.
JA s. le. Fuss.
Maonaticello, ueatrilold counfty, 8. C.
31Tlhe DavIs hhowing Macinle is simaply a treas
tare- Mae. .1. A. Uooi,wvyN.
itadgeway, N. C., Jan. 10, le83.
J. 0 lioAO, Kauq., Agoent-D~ear Sir: My wife
9 ~~N has e,een usIn~g a Davis Sewig Maichline consst-t
-' ly for tihe past four years, aind It hIas naever uneeded
anay repairs afn i works just its well as when first
bought. She says ft will do a greater ranage of
pract Izal work e*nd do at enisler and bet'er thl
any mfacfailf shl eus ever used. We chfeerfully
reonfitenad it as a No. I famitly mlachfinle,
JAs. Q. D)Avfs.
Wifnnsboro. S. C., Janm. 3, 1883.
Ms. IIOAG: I have always fofund nay Davis Ma.
chinie ready do atli ktnds of Io work I have hadl -c
41 esion toduo, I cannot see that the maclane Ii
worn a partiele iad at works as well as whfen fnew
Mas. It. C. f000oofat.
WVinnsboro, ii. C., A pri, 1883,
Ms. iBoAo: My wIfe has been conistanitly usingi
thei Davis Mach Ino bought of you autout uvo yeara
atio. I havae never regretted buying it, as it ii
always ready for say Alia of lana11y sewing, eite
noavy or light, It is never out of lix or needful
A. '.. Lannm
Fairfied, hi. C., March, 1883.
WHEN MOONLIURT IEIGNS.
Let's steal away when moonlight reigns,
And Su uuner sleeps amid her flowtrs
LeL'a steal away and wake tho strains
That Love has naade for happy hours.
0, softly o'er the waters glide,
The waters lit by silvery beams;
But let the song float o'er the tide,
And life flow on In golden dreatns.
Across the stream I hear a swoll,
A cheering song of youthful glen;
Across the stream sweet voices tell
The sacred hour of nelody.
Then steal away, 0 happy hearts I
While Night her richest mantle wears,
And catch the strain her voieo Imparts,
A nil leave to Tinto its flooting carea.
Adele Fayton gave a vexed little toss
of her head-a gesture intended to be
awfully annihilating to Mr. Harry
Brown, standing on the lower step of
the piazza at the Seaside House.
"Very well, go, of course,. Mr. Brown,
if you prefer; but really, I think it is
too bad of you."
"Of course it is," added pretty Miss
Hunter, with the golden locks and baby
blue eyes that were considered irresist
ible by the generality of the sterner sex.
"Of course it is too bad, when you
know that to a dozen ladies stoppinig at
the Seaside there are only such a few
gentlemen. I know what the trouble
is, though, don't 1, Mr. Browne? You
are tired of us-the same over and over
-and you are reserving your forces un
til tie much-talked of and anxiously
expected beauty and heiress arrives
upon the scene."
Harry turned lazily round and smiled.
"I an afraid I have to hicur a great
risk in contradicting a lady," he said
Baughty Adele Fayton flashed him a
lialf-indignant, half sarcastic glance
fromt her black eyes and said:
"A nd when the heiress has arrived,
I dare say Mr. Browne will suddenly
lose all his interest in his solitary boat
rides and tishing excursions, while we
forlorn maidens get through the day as
well as we cain, for lonesomeness. Mr.
Browne, you are sellish.'"
" Well, yes, rather, if always wanting
the best of everything concerned is
what you call selfish. But I will re
deem imy character by proving to you
that which Will doubtless set your
hearts at rest. I don't believe in your
wonderful coming beauty and heiress to
begin with. And in the second place
I would commit hari-kari before I'd
marry an heiress. Now kinm I vindicat
He bowed and walked off, just a
little to the discomiliture of the ladies
on the piazza-vent off to the beat h
where his boat and fishing tackle
awaited him, with more of a disgusted,
inipatient look, on his face than was
customary with him.
"What a lot of idiots a fellow comes
across in the course of his lifel Because
a lot of pretty girls lose their heads
when a wealthy beat comes along, they
argue, with a woman's senseless per
sistency, that the men are as niercenary
as theinselves. Marry an heiress, not
if she were as beautiful as-as Venus,
antd every word site dropped was traus
nittted into a koh-i-noorl"
Mr. Browne pushed oil in his surf
boat, dashing and plunging through
the breakers like a sailor, born and
bred. lie rowed out a wile or two
to another fishing boat containing a
couple of barefooted boys eight and ten,
with wide-rimmed liats, and bright,
tanned faces and brown eyes. A tall
lad of sixteen, worried and anxious
looking, who wvas evideintly dismayed
at the increasing swell of the sea, and
the fresheiiing south wind, was of this
company, and also a young girl wvith~
lo.vely dark gray eyes-grave anid
thoughtful, yet bright and lashing as
she lookedi at 11arry while lie rowed
nearer aiid nearer in response to the
hallo of tbe boys.
A decidedly nice rookiig girl; hardly
wvhat one could call hiandsomie, and yet
thme pure, fair coiplexion, ever so light
ly suintanined, the waving, (1001 gold
colored hair, thickly braided and hang
ing down to her waist, and the glorious
gray eyes mde a whole that Iharry
B1 rowne quito thoroughly admired as
lhe pullled alongside anid spoke to lier.
"You scent Lo be in somie dilliculty,"~
he remanrh'i., Louchting his hat courte
"'Joe is rather demoralized, I think.
Thtere is no danger, is thiere?" larry
glanced at Joe's scared face, and the
restless antics of the boys in the tiiny
'"if you had a muau ini charge who
kntew his business, there would be no0
shaudow of (danger. As it is, this young
mian hats no excuse for ventturing so far
'"We were fishing," she said, in a
pleasant, apologetic way, "aind I didn't
realize how far we had gone. Well,"
with a troubled look that was more
anxiety thman fear, "we muist doe the
best we can. P'erhmaps yelu wouldl tell
Jloe what to do with tile boat."
hlarry rep~lied. "If you will allow
mne to exchange places with your pilot,
I will rowv you ashore, I am liarry
Brownte, of-, brokers,--street, at
piresenlt stopplinlg at the Seaside hiouise."
"You are very kind, Mr. Browne,
and I will thankfully accep~t your offer.
Aly name is May 11arper."
Sihe laughed as if the oddnes of the
nmutual iintroduction amused hier, and
liarry umade up his mnind~ that she was
the very nicest girl lie had mnet in nmany
"'Well, then, Joe, you juimp in htere
atnd row yourself to shore. Yout won't
have any troutble to take yourself only,
The alacrity .with which the lad
changed fromt the "Bu~ll&" to the "Sa
dlie" was'1l sutllcint answ5~er, and iteithier
klatiy nor MI iss lirer could htelpsil-l
ing as Joe put for thte shore.
"I dare say lie thought It was all
right," May said, apologetically.
"hIe'dl no0 busiiess to think so, though.
Shall I talke you straigljt back, Miss
llarper, or would you rather fish a while
"If you please, I will go back. Aunt
Janie will be worried about me."'
She leaned agraihst the side of' tha
boat, trailing her hand in the water,.
while the two children satquiotas mice,
watching Harry with awe and admira
tion as he pulled long, steady strokes
that sent them spinning along, while
"She is the most sensible girl I ever
came across. Pretty, modest, digni
fled, pleasant, with no sham reserve
about her, any more than too much
freedom. And what a thorough lady
she is! I know it as well as if I had met
her a thousand times.
And May, sitting opposite hin
watching the water as it danced and
sparkled thought if ever there was a
true gentleman ini manner, speech and
action, it was this handsoue stranger
who was rowing her to shore.
"Will you teit me opposite to which
hotel I am to row you?" he said, as,
after a most delightful hour's conver
sation, he rested oil h ai n m anu waited
"Ol, no, not at any hotel. I am
stopping at one of the fisberman's cot
tages, about two miles . further down,
on your left."
Harry was delighted at the prospiect
of continuing with her.
"Yes, 1 know where you mean. The
place we call Sandy Beach."
"Yes; and you can't imagine how
lovely it is thereo-old-fashioned, rather
crowded quarters, to be sure, but with
not the faintest vestige of anything like
fun or style."
"And you actually are boarding
there, Miss Harper? Why didn't you
conie to one of the hotels-tie Seaside
for instance? It's a nice house, and
pleasant company is there."
".Not 1. I caine to the seashore to
enjoy myself and get away from fashion
and dress and tiresome people."
"And you have succeeded in enjoy
ing yourself at Sandy Beach?"
"Admirably, these four weeks. You
are the first devotee of the world that
I have seen since I came here."
Her dark gray eyes sparkled mis
chievously as she gave a glance across
"Is that really so? I hope, then, you
will not condemn yourself to such iso
lation any longer-at least from me.
May I join in your solitary amusement,
A faint flush crept softly over her
rare pale face as she said:
"I am not sure Will and Ben will
agree to such an arrangement. They
are iy inseparable companions in ram
bles," and she looked at the two little
Harry gravely produced a handful of
pelilies which he gave them.
"NOw young gentlemen, V I wL
you and Miss Harper on a l larifing
excursion I know of to-morrow?"
"I must make it conditional, then "
said May, laughing.
"Promise me you won't tell any one
there is anybody down at Sandy Beach,
will you? Occasionally lishing parties
come to arrange with Uncle John-I
call them Uncle John and Aunt Jane
Jackson-horrible, isn't it?.-but I al
ways contrive that no one sees me, for
I am determined not to be drawn into
society this Summer, if I can 11011) it,
1 don't want to see company.''
"But you don't regard me as con
o," she replied, "I don't regard
you as company."
After that it, was all up with Harry
Browne, and lie went back to the Sea
side Itouse ackno wledging that lie was
ill love at last, an'd with an unkniow
obscure girl, who, doubtless for other
reasons than her dislike for society,
p~erhiaps for pecuniary reasonms, was stay
ing at Sandy Beach. He liked her all
thme better for it; he honored her good
sense, and lie got over head and ears ini
The next three weeks were the most
blessed one~s lie ever had sptent ill his
life, ie disgusted Adele Faytoni an~d
1hcr friends daily by his persistenit neg
lect of' them, lie conitinued his soli
tary - excur'sions-solitary till lie caine
to Sandy Beach, where May was always
readly to accomupanly him, or enitertaini
him, or bewitch lhim, ntil 0one day lie
told her lie lovell her dearly, and~ that
It wIah the 0one wish of his life to ha~ve
her for his wife.
And May, with her soft eyes shaded
with the tenderness of love and trust
unspeakable, looked ini hiis hiandsoiie
face and told himn she had loved him
froml the mtomenit, he had rowed uip be
sidle her that sumimer day.
As lie took her in his~ ams anld lin
pinited a lover's kiss on her red lips,
and put his arm around her sim waist,,
huis heart, gave great throbs of thaniks
giving for this blesing on hium.
Th'le ptiazza of thme Sea Side llouse was
a bewilderinmg, brighlt scene, with the
gaily-dlressed girls staidhig in earunest,
con versationi as 11arry .Browne camne
up to the house.
Adele JFaytoii tossed( her pretty dark
"Tiherel Dl.idn't I say Mr. Browne
would be oni hand to greet tihe heiress?
You meon can't, withistanud such a gol
den templltation. Mi. Biownie, sihe has
arrived at last."
Adele laulghed sarcastically.
"Th'lere isnl't time least, use ini your
pretenidinig you dlon't know what I
meanam. Y oui kntow I miean the heiress."
liarry smiled-a sort of pity comning
over iml as lie remlembered how umuchm
happier lie was tihan thebne whioshiould
be0 mortuniate with this wonderful now
"Y es, I really had1( forgotten. Ar
rived, hasi Silo?"
Bertha liunter went up tolim in her
"I prophesy you will be the very first,
to go wvihld over her. Site Is just whtat
1 inmagine you will like. Groat dark
gray eyecs and the goldenest hair; aiid
so romantic; I wonder you niever camte
across her ini your solitaury rambles.
She has been staymtg dlownlat old Jack
son's cottage ail summer; bult theni
May Iharper always had curious tastes
aiid ideas. At all events, she is lucre
now, and I am dyinug to introduce you,
lie stood confounded for a moment
while lie tried to realize It.
May, htis darlimg, the hetress whom
lie had declared he 'puld rther couP
mit suicide tha a rry?. May, in her
cheap blue fiam * ts, ith no-gloyes
or vail on her an or Tace, she the
great heiress, wfiose uovjnents and
sayings were chro oled in the 'daily'
papers-whose drbs: were copied by
less favored mortals, whose presence
was as welcome as thi6 sunshine.
"And she is pretty' too," Adele Far
ton said, a little v nomogisly, as it IV
were quite a shame; 1'I saw.her as she
went to her room."'
Harry glanced co ly up at t.
array of faces and sai:
"I am glad.:yow thi k May is pretty.'
I think she is'ttie lo iest. girl livi .
So you did not knoPs MAnag6J1.
There followe tiin the merry
chatter that Oloqueotly expressed the
111wblountued asLonishlment of Iharry's
A correspondent f om Madagasc:
says: A'day or two p evious to my do
parture from the Ca ital, I witnessed
a review of one of thd crack regiments
f the Ilova Army." Accompanying
the reviewing General, a Prince of the
blood royal, we fouild the battalion,
aight hundred strong,PIrawn up in line
:n a pleasant meadow. distant some
bwo miles from the 4ity. Dressed in
white and armed with Remingtons
kept scrupulously cleim and in good
rder, they looked a iot unserviceable
body of men. Perfectly steady they
were as we rode alonk the ranks, and
lhey "presented arms'? and saluted the
Prince with a precisidu and smartness
bat betokened discijline and drill.
Ten years ago a Sergejnt Lovett, from
lie battery of British Artillery sta
Lioned at Mauriti us, was engaged by the
Rovas to drill this troop. Ile- did not
remain long enough with them, nor
perhaps had lie sulici at knowledge 0
Lactics himself to tra" n the army for
tuovements in tne fiel on an extended
icale. But minor drill they learnedc
very thoroughly and the spirit of
liscipline, and of implicit obedience to
superior officers, seelts to have been
ic(uired and maintaiped in a striking
legree. Indeed, the 'sergeant was a
very martinet, and frequently enforced
:espect and prompt execution of his e
)rders by the weight of his own arm.
A, stentorian word of coimnd he also 1
possessed. and to this day it is the
mnibition of all Hova oflicers to come
.tp to his standard in that respect. f
Jn taking up our position on a raised d
platIorm in front of the troops, the d
general in command, first: taking a
,ally as to reduce him for a short b
.ime to a condition of collapse. A
,errible din ensued, every officer on the
ground repeating the command at the
opmost range of his voice; a half
lozen illes in the centre of the lhe a
itepped back a few paces and the band
narched through tihe gap playing in
iuick time as they approached us,
"There is a Happy Land." After this i
aite we had the manual, the platoon,
md tile bayonet exercises of our own
wervice, which were all done siartly 9
rid well, except that the officers who 1
rave out the commands had frequently 1
;o be relieved, otherwise some of them I
nust have succumbed to apoplexy. The t
'eginiemi advanced in line in good order. e
Lt broke into column. It formed square, i
foing through these evolutions , in i
ighly creditable stylc. The akirmish- j
ng was not so good. In this some three
mindred speasrmnen co-operatedl, but i
heir proceedinlgs, although striking j
mud picturesqiue, wvere about as much
idapted to real warfare as are the bat
Llion movements so assidluously prac
,ised fromm year to year by En~iglish
roops. After p~arade we had lunch, at
wvhichi wines aind Eiiglishi beers were
>roduced in profusion. But conversa
~ion was limited, most of the ohlicers
iaving previously shouted themselves
ocarse. Of troops such as i had seen,
hle Ilovas possess some twelve thou
lamd meon. Then there are as many
nore armed with old1 muskets and
pears, but drilled, and an untold host
>f irregulars. Th'ie regulars have
earned much of tile letter of F~uiropeanm
irill, but as yet have failed1 to comnpre
icend its spirit. Still, they could very
3asily, in hlands of a comlpetenit leader,
acconme a sutliciently formidable force.
Toois used in the P'yrarnuils.
Durilg a residence of two wiliters ini
1, tomib ait &izehl, Mr. WV. M. Flinders
L'etrie collected evidenice shlowinig thlat4
thie tools used in workilug btonie 4000.
years ago were conistructeid with a
lewel as the cutting edge. H~e stated
lii reasonms for comning to this conclho
din ini a papuitr readi befor~e the Anthro
p~ological lustitute, a resume of which
is pubishedl ini a recent issue0 of Enigin.
sering of London. Solid and tubular
tirills straight and circular disk saws,4
anld lathe tools were nmade with jewelis
set iln metal. The lines of cutting on
a gramlte core made by a tubular drill
forum a uilformn (dept1h and width throum
ghout,, showmlg that the cutting pointi,
was not worn as the work advanced.
The regular taper of the core would
indicate that jewels wore also upon
thme outside ain inlside' of tile dill,
thlereb~y facilitating its remuoval, ill
some10 specimenCs of granlito the drlills
Sanlk to tenltih of ani inich at each revo
iutioni, and~ thme pressure'Il& necessary to do
this mulst have been1 fr01m 01ne to two
tolns. Tile skill of the workmen an~d
thle capacity of the tool are illuistrated
by the cleani path through bothl soft ando
hiardl material-no dilferenee i tile
groove beinig per~epitiblei although it
passes fromn a soft 81ubstone inito'quartz,
sumbectinig the tool to ani enormou.s
strainl. In lano surfaces 'the depth
andl width of tile cuts indticate tile
sutccessive st~roke of a saw, anid the use
of the circullar sawv Is piroved by tile
reg~uarly cum'edl lilnes. The forums of
the tools were tile samie that expienlce
has sanctionedl at the piresenit time. Th'le
scarcity of the diamond and tile lack
of strenlgth in thie sapphlire amnd beryl
lead to tire comsideration of corundum.
Nothinig has been found about the
metal of which the tool was made or the
method of settibag the jewel,
' in the btburbas.
1Q1 Mr. Splvkins, moving again?'
1116. you see Ine here amid tihe
4ebs of a once happy home," replied
sp1vawtis. "But my wife called the
dlnoe, so I grabbed the coal-scuttle
and-swditgjIn for anotier cotillion with
thefurnlttire van. The twins-and the
canary bird are coming with the next
ng in flats again?" asked
t *ts are not lofty enough
ki%. My wife grew ambitious. She
wanted a pe in the suburbs, one of
those fifteen-minute walks from the
tn.)mi -wIss cottage, gable-ended
cot ry Wansions, )vith every modern
0o , id'e-and lots of exp1e , whore
we would be free from th dust and
smoke of the city, have plenty of but
ter and eggs fresh air and a goat for
"Oh, yes, we had sovekal; one wasn't
"Why, it was too exhausting upon
ne to keep all the tre'es in the neigh
borhood barked, eat up all the ohl
boots, htoop1s-kirts and tramp down all
Ae adjoining gardens, and not liking
;o show any partiality aimong neighbors,
)r prejudice against th1is particular
oat I got soveral to assist him."
"And the butter -id eggs? You had
Alenty, I suppose."
"Plenty, yesl kept all the dogs in
he neighborhood loan trying to suck
hoem as fast as the ions laid them."
"Did your hens lay so fast?"
"Ol, no, not my henis-no, these
vere the grocery man's lions-my lieis
iad their hands fui a-setting. Why,
. had one hien that sat for four weeks
inder a barrel, in a tub of water. that
evor laid an egg in her life. Aliother
at on a screw-driver and a moukoy
vrench in a horse trough for a fort
ight, and so determined was she to
lecome a mother that six roosters with
,pyck of worms couldn't tempt her to
love. We filnally coinciudod it was
Iieaper and more convenient to buy
ggs than wait for another generation
f chickens, so te grocery man was
alled in. 'o really enjoy country
fe and get health, pure air and lots oi
mud, a man never wants to go beyond
be suburbs. Ie must keep within
earing of the street-car driver's whis
le and the tihi-peddler's voice. lie
lust carry home a market-basket
very night, and occasionally a bundle
f brooms and a ham; and then when
e sits down on the back porch at eve,
Atl a towel over his bald head to keel)
lie mosquitoes off, lie will think with
jndness unimaginable of those ton
ollar-apiece roasting-ears and three
ollar tonatoes that his wife and the
ardoier are oir M)i rain i,
ier, It 11is pu rse 1o0 8 MIT?. I:1av you
ought your ticket to the Gymnasium
"Well, don't do it. Go and buy you
place 'n the suburbs."
The name ias doubtless become fain
iar to all Americans within the past
3w years inl connection with its great
ug and carpet industries, and there
re not a few of our homes inwhich this
3rviceable and beautiful branch of
ouse-furnishing has been- at all fol
)wed where the Mirzapore rug is not
ighly prized anti justly valued. The
3wn is bedutifully situated on the
[uth bank of the Gatnges, in the.prov
ice of Allahabad, but thirty miles be
)w the ancient city of Benaros, and is
irectly approached from Calcutta by
journey of three hundred and fifty
tiles on thme trunk line of the groat
last .Indian Railway. Prior to thme
oriod of the mutiny, when thme vast
uternal commerce of the emplire wasI
onilhned to its rivers, and the accuiu.*
Aled products of its rich and yaried
oil sought by NIature's course
Is markets on the bosomn of the
hanges, Mirzapore was one of the lar
est inland trading towvns of Hindus
an, a great indigo and cotton depot,
,nmd t Lbe residence of a considerable
olony 01 opunlent Europeanm merchants
and traders; but the adlvent of railroads
la changed its character, and itsa ex
ended reach on the Ganges' batik, once
lie busy scene of commercial strife, is
slimost deserted, andu in its stead clus
ers of native habitations and iniferior
hindhoo temp~les airo seen among the
crowing trees. A fewv of the other
sutropeanm residents-indigo growers,
whose plantations lie in the surround
ng district-retain their early residen
Los or town bungalows and dispense
.hei r proverbialrhositality to the tray
uler;' butt wvith a sitigle exception-that
>f Mr. llernhiardt llowvard, the father
>f the Mirzapore c!arpet inidustry,
hlcci lie hams festered for thirty years
he European mercantile class is uin
epresentted. TIheo truly Oriental beamuty
mnd perfect qutahity of thne rugs soe
tinch sought for and so highly valued
n h~e Eurnopean and Ainnrican mair
ateM, are ahuiost entirely (lute to the
nlet energy, cortect taste andl kniowl
udge of Oriental dlesignt of this gentle
nani. To a p~ersont of taste, or the love
'f Easternt art,, what cani appear Jmore
hiariangly aibsurd or ,ainfuh thanm a cold,
tilf Eniglish patterni in a rug, pronul
mently offi~ve, aund spoiling at, the
mno timte its wealth of Orienital color?
low many Turkish and Persian rugs
re thus rutinmed; yet whaut a number ar~e
eeni about us the result of careless
)trchaswe or indli iteront, taste.
lia the d irty lmud~ hunts of tibe villagers
t is most interesting to observe the
low yet regular growth of tihe beuautiful
>atlerns tas devolpetd by thne butsy, unl
ilring htands of a dozen or more haulf
aked niatives, andu which the visitor
,races in imagination to their future
ispulay lin the attractive windtows of~
ltegent Street or Broadway, and~ event
tally to the chambers of Western
tomes. As the namtive qutarter of the
~it y is apprl~oached tihe busy wool-cam
lors, the spininmi~g of thie native wVomI
um, tihe labyrinth of dlye-pots, the (lye
ug yarnms of various colors inm the sunm
ight, bespeak time mldustry of the place.
i'he huts, of conmnon structure and
mei material, nmud, contain but one
mpartment. Sunik In thme -mumd to a
lepthm of two or three feet Is a longer
:oller of wvood, perhaps six Iiches in
hineimter and three or four yards in
selath. supmorted at eli.r amd by Irn
rods aid movable at pleasure; upon
this shaft the rug is rolled as the .work
advances; attached to the roller and
extending to the beams above are the
close, strong threads of the wary,-, and
In the rear, suspended froin ti ceiling,
with haughi ids of a convenient
distaice, itless ball of yarn of
varied do shade; beneath these
sit tIO na workmen and boys. Ini
161 Ito, at the front of the
hut ,, Upon a mat, is Zhe pattern
readei' or ovorseer, while upon the
ground before him is the reversed pat
tern of the rug whose manutfacture lie
so skillfully directL; it requires the
very closest attention, rapidity of
thought sight and unflagging applioa
tion on his part to keep the dozen or
more men before - hum busy, for not a
thread Is woven but at his direction or
verbal order, as calling each workmren
by name and noting his position, he
orders the number and color of the
yarns to be used, as hre traces th1em1
upon the pattern at his feet. The
workmen in the rear seizes the end of
the yari called, weaves the number or
dered, the substance is driven home by
air iron comb, the rough edges clipped
and the rug rolls on to completion,
every throad of wool and every stitch
The western demand has so vastly
increased as to treble the production
within the past four or live yeairs, and
there are now many thousands of peo
ple, men, women and children, engaged
inl the mranufacture of rugs alone at this
contre. Yet when the slow progress
of hand worlk is considered, and the
fact that an ordinary drawing-rooi
rug is the result of the united labor of
three or four mn perhalps a week or
more, the product is not alarming, nor
is the cost of skilled labor, which coin
inands in this particular branch from
live to twenty cents per day. The ex
tensive demand for eastern rugs arres
ted the attention of the Indian Govern
ment soine years since and suggested
the expediency of profitably utilizing
the convict labor and establishing the
industry in the Central and Presidency
jails. It would naturally appear un
just and undignified for the General
Governmeut of a country to thus enter
the open market in coipetion with
private capital. and it has since occa
sioned no little connet; yet it is a
question it this veuture has not im
proved and advanced the art in the
northwest, as the rugs manufactured at
the Agra and Lahore jails command
to-day higher prices than any other
grade or make in India, the quality
naturally being superior, the result of
the slow skilled labor of long teri of
"A few rods from the old nussion
church of San Gabriel, in a hut made
of bundles of the Lule reeds lashed to
sycamore poles, as the San Gabriel In
dians nade then a hundred years ago
live two old Indian women, LauMr and
Benjaina. Laura is 102 years old,
Benijainia 117. The record of their bap
tismns is still to be seen in the ohurci
books; so there can be no dispute as to
their age. It seems not at all incredible,
however. If I had been told that Bert
jamina was a three thousand year
old Nile mummy resuscitated by some
mysterious process, I should not have
demurred much at the tale. The first
time I saw them the two were eroucli
ing over a Ure on the ground under a
sort of booth porch in front of teir
hovel. Laura was making a feint of
grindiing acorn meal in a stonre bowl;
Benjamnina was raking blhe ashes with
her claw-like old finger, for hot coals to
start the fire afresh; her skin wvas like
air elephrant's, shrriveled, black, hrarngirng
in folds and. welts ern her neck arid
breast and bony arms; It was not like
anything hrurman; her shirunkeut eyes,
bright as heads, peered out from under
thickets of coarse grizzled gray hair.
Laura wvore a white cloth baind around
her hread, tied on with a strip of scarlet
ilarrnel; above that a tattered black
shawl, wich gave her thre look of an
aged unp. Old basketsr, old pots, old
pans, old .sionne miortars and pestles,
broken tiles arid bricks, rags, straw,
boxes, legless chairs-in short, all con
cei vable rubbishr-were strewn about
or piled upon tire place, mrakirng tire
weirdest .of backgrounds for tire aged
crones' figures. Innsidle tire hut were two
bedsteads arid a' few boxes, baskets and(
nets; and drying grapes and peppers
hunmg on tire wall. A few feet away was
anrothrer lhut,, onrly a trifle better thran
this; four generations wvere living in
tire two. B~enjainta's stepdauighter,
aged eighteen, was a fine creature.
With a whiite batid straight aroumnd
her forehead cloe to tire eyebrows andl
a gay plaid hnand~korchrief thrownr oir
above it falling squrarely each side of
herfae, helooked like a l eoi
"Our Mexican friend remnembered
Launra its she wats lIfty years ago. Sho6
was their, even at fifty-two, celebrated
as one of tire swiftest runnerrs anid
best ballplayers ini all Sari Gabriel
gamnes. Shre wars a suiger, too, ini tihe
choir. Coaxig her rip err her feet, p~at.
ting hrer shoulders, entreating arid carmes
sing her as one wouldl a child hre sure
ceedled in p~ersuading hrer to chant foi'
ius the Lo)rd's Prayer and~ part of tire
Litaniies, as sire had beenr wont to do it
in tire old days. It, was a gr()otsque anrd
incredible sight. Th'ie riore sire stir'red
anrd saing anrd lifted her arms, tire loss
alive sire looked. We asked thre sitep
(laughter if thbey were hrapp~y arid wished
to live. L~auging, aile repe~ated tire
question to therm. 'Oh, yes, we wish to
live forever,' they replied. They were
greatly terrified ,thre dlaughrter saidh, when
tire railwvay cars thirt rani through Sari
Gabriel. They thought it was tihe dlevil
briniging fire to burn upl tire wvorkl.
Their chief solace is tobacco. TIo beg
it,, Ienjainra will creep about in tihe
village by thme hour, bent double over
her stall, totterhng aL, every step. Thiey
sit for tire mrost part silent, mnotiniess,
oni tire grotnd~; their knrees dIrawn up,
their hrandis clasped ever. them their
heads suunk err their breast. fin my
dirives in tire San Gabriel 'valley I often
saw them sitting thus, as If they wore
deadl. T1hre sight had anr indescribable
uscination. It seemred that to be able
to penetrate into tire recesses of their
thoughts would be to lay hold up)on
sacrets as old as tire earth."
-A-NJL LJLJL-Jjw.J.j.L JLALOOF i1.)'tC
Mobbing an Eagle's Eyrle.
Sea eagles were formorly common in
Shetland, but through trapping and
shooting these noble birds are now near
ly extinct on these northern isles.
Within the last three years a pair has
established an eyrie in the cleft of a
great sandstone sea clifl, known as the
Bard of Bressay, forming the southmost
point of the island of Bressay, the island
east of the mainland which landlocks
Lerwiok harbor. On the east side the
cliffs rise sheer out of the sea to a height
of 400 or 500 feet; The depredations of
the eagles on the farms upon Bressay
and the adjacent mainland 'this yeir
have been extensive, The - hungry
eaglets required to be fed, and almost
daily lambs were missed from the felds.
To put a stop'to this plundering, a pro
ject. was formed to rob the nest, and a
daring young cragsinan-a leader in
hazardous adyeutures-undortook to do
so upon the firt .conveniont opportun
The risk was groat, for, besides the
peril of the descent and the ascent,
there was a chance of a fight with the
parent birds. Thie oyrio could only be
sool by the aid of a gla.ss froum the cliil
on tle north side. A coisitorable way
down the cliff is a largo protruding boss
-something in the silpe of an oriol
window, with a groat ltf t, in the middle
of it. In this cleft, tile nest was built.
The exact distance of the neAt dowu the
clift was first ascertained. By means of
a roel of thread, with a small weight at
the end, the measurement was found to
be fifteen fathoms, or about ninety feet.
With two assistaits the c ragsuam very
early one moriang shortly aftorwn rds.
crossed the Soud of lBressay in a boat.
The top of the "Bard" was attained about
3 o'clock. A stout oakon stake having
been drivon irmnly into the grounud,
through an '"eyo" at the top of it, ono
end of a strong Manila two-inch rope
was passed, 'Thie young climber (says
the account in the OeVUnbans, from
which this narrative is takoe) inaite this
end securo round his body, while his
assitaits grasped the ropo on tile other
side of the "eye." He had taken offall
.supei flunou clothing, and wore a pair of
thin goloshes. In a belt round his waist
he had a 6-chambered revolver. Over
his shoulter Nvas slung his fishing
baskot. Going over the brink of tile
cliff he partially climbed down, so as to
take the strain as nuch as possible oil
the rope. When lie got to the -'pond,"
as tbe place where the eyrie is built is
locally known, he found that fortuno
had favored him in this-that neither of
the old birds was at home; but at the
same time he found that it would be a
diffigult matter to get at the nest. Im
mediatel.v above the
hung the eyrie; so that the cragsman,
suspended in the air on the same level
as the nest, found himself still ten or
twelve feet from it. He at once signaled
to those above to be hauled up to this
ledge; and, that having been done, ne
cautiously climbed down its face, which
had a shaip inward slope, until he got
upon the same run of strata as that
upon which the nest was built. By fol
lowing an open seam just wide enough
to admit his fingers he managed at last
to scramble into the "pond," where
probably human foot had never been set
before. In the rocky chamber in which
tie now found himself he could hardly
stand upright; he therefore went round
on his knees to the back of the nest.
There were two pretty eaglets in the
eyrie; and when they saw the strange
intruder they buried their heads below
the wooly lining of the nest, and re
mainedl perfectly still. On lifting the
eaglets out of the nest, though only a
fortnight old, they were so large and
well grown that only one would go into
the fishing-basket. The crageman was
considerin. how lie could get the other
to the top of the clit, when a warning
shout from above told him that cue of
the old birds was approaching, It was
the female bird, which apparently was
determined to show light in defense of
her young. She caime through the air
straight for the cyrie, like a "flash of
lightning;" and the cragaman had bare
ly time to throw himself on his back into
the deepest recess of the "pond," and
to draw his revolver, when the infuria
ted eagle was upon him, Shei made one
tremendous and unsuccetsful s woop at
him with talons and beak; and simul
taneously he pulled the trigger of his
revolver. The weapon, however, missed
fire. Tne eagle hovered outside for a
moment before renewing the attack; but
a shot from the revolver-the report
of which rerbaratedl among the rocks
-effectually scalredl it to a distance of
about 200 yards, where it continued to
circle in the air-yelping like a dlog.
1t was by and by joinied b~y the imaile
bird; but neither of tihe eagles again
allowed light. The cragsman, havm ig
deposited one eaglet in his fishing
basket, took the other unaer his left
arm, and having given the signal to his
companions, swung himself out of tihe
"pond,'' and was safely hauled up-his
perilous ventu re successfully accompl
lished. Bolh of tiue eaglets are still
alive, and alogr to be thriving well in
captivity. 'I'hey are fed three timesi a
day on flesh and ilsth, and on this diet
are coming into very beautiful plumag".
Since the cyrie was robbed, it miay be
meioneiid that the old eagles haye on
more than one Occasion been soen,
hovering over thme town of Ladrwick.
This is the first time for twenty years
that eagles have been cap~turedl alive in
A huge balloon was senut upl in Par-is
receiitly,. wiche had several inmprove
ments11 ini conis~ruction and eqhiuiment,.
Thel chief one( is inmvenmtedI by thme C~out
do Dihon. 1t conusists of' an outer cover
ing of calico from w~Ihi a lonmg funneal
of oiled silk extends downwiuards anid
conniets wvithm a venmt~ilating machmino at
tachetd to) the outside of thme car, which,
by turnming a cranuk, senlds a bhist of' col
ir out of tile funnmel anid undi~erneath
the out 'ir layer. Thie objc~t of thuis is to
place a layer of coIld air between the
two coverings, wvhich shall preserve thme ,
gas In the balloon from being unduly
Influenced by the rays of thme sumn.
There are in busmiess three things
necessary.-knowledgre, tamper and tima.