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TRIf-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. C. OCTOBER 6. 1883. ESTABI
Have you forgotten where we stood,
Between the lights that night of spring,
The river rolling to the flood,
Ho sad the birtis, they dared )not. sing ?
No love was ever dream'd like this,
Beneathn the shadows of' the park,
Beneath a whisper and a kiss,
Between the daylight and the iark.
.There hai been trouble-this was rest;
Thero had been passion-this was peace;
Themisunset <lig 11n1 the wet.
Made Nt igh and whlspers rease.
I nily eft what. I had found,
You only knew what. I wouti saty .
But no0thing b1-ke the peacO pr'ofou-nintl
Between the darkness aimnd the day.
How will it end? I cannot tell;
I asked it, many mouths ago,
Iefore the leaves of autumn fell
And changed to winter's waste of snow.
Yet we stan wathelling at the gate
Of summer time for promise-iarki
No, love, 'tis nothing I We must. wait
Between the daylight and the dark.
A lane as green as emieral, and as soft
to the feet as velvet. Wild roses in
.' iftnt bloom, almost hiding the
g, gh stone wall which bounded it on
either side; brilliant-hued wild flowers
vied with themi in beauty; and to add
to the charm of the rural scene the sky
was free trom even a passing cloud.
An old woman who evidently belong
ed to the peasant class, and a child
whom she carried laboriously within lier
at ima, were the sole liuman beings with
in sight, although the wild deaizens of
the four-footed kind abounded.
Rabbits, secure from molestation by
law, so as to be kept for the rightful
owner's slaying during the hunting sea
So), which was even then beginning.
squirrels and chipmunks vied iii their
noisy chattering with the feathered
songsters, and if not so musical, suc
ceeded in producing as much sound;
and mingling as it all did in Nature's
vast chorus, filled out the chord of har
mony even as the rasping voices of
some of the inferior instruments supply
certain tones to a trained orchestra.
"Here, darlint; we'll jist occupy this
purty place for awhile. Old Bridget's
arms are that tired it seems as though
they'd break off entirely. Dow's the
wake little back now'?"
"it aches, Bridget; but I don't mind,
now that we've got such a nice place.
I'll lie here under the big tree, and see
if I can't catch a sight of the same cun
ning bright-eyed little squirrel I was
watching so long the last <day we were
"That's a swate girl, p be so nice
and contint-like. I'll sfi trr1e.beyant
yez on that stump, where the light'll be
better for my old eyes, and knit on the
stocking I've started to keep your wake
little feet warni when the frost comes
Ellen Connell looked uip into Bridget's
timeworn face with a grateful bright
ness in her great Irish-blue eyes.
"What makes you so good to me,
Bridget, when you are so cross to
your own grandchildren-Teddy and
"Sure, Miss Ellen," said Bridget,
brushing a tear away as she spoke,
"they are so strong and well, and hasn't
the Lord aillicted you? And thin, too,
when the mistress died, bless her swate
soul, didn't she say to me with her last
breatl, Bridget, take care of my child.
She will have no one to protect her own
blood, and there's a promise in the
Bible for those who take care of even
one of the Lord's little ones. And I
tould her as quick as I could spake fo.A
the crying; 'Sure, attd I'll take care of
Miss Ellen for the love of you and of
her, and not for whtat it might bring
me,' andi with that she shut her eyes
and dtropped off to sleep antd niver again
The child had listened eagerly as
Bridget spoke, antd when the 8ot ud of
her voice ceased she leaned hter head
against the tree whtose majestic branch
es shut out the glare of the sun from
her eyes. But she did not remain silent
--Bridget, tell ine again of my mnoth
er. I could hear you talk about her for
"But it's thte one thting 1 htave to tell,
Alanna; and that is that she was the
purtiesL lady I ever laid my eyes on,
and thtat she was as delicate as thte posy
on that wall."
Before the wordls had fairly left hter
lips a sound of tramtplintg hoofs struck
on thte ear', atnd a mtaginiticent thtoroutght
bred bore his tmaster over the wall, just
escaping thte stutmp upon01 which Brndget
Ellen gave a frightetned cry and sank
back int a faint.
The young hiuntsmnan lost no time in
dismtouting and trying to repair the
* ~ damage he-had thus unwittingly donte.
11e caughtt Ellen up in htis arms and
carried1 heri to a spot, not far distanlt,
whtore the clear watot's of a rippling
streamulet babbled cheerily on over' its
-Until thtat mnomnent Iharold Lancaster
had been indifferent to womattly beau
ty, althought haviung a keen eye for thet
line pioints of a favorite horse or hound.
Girls htad beeni avoided by himt from
babyhood utp to hs presetnt hteightt of
six-f'oot-one. But as lie gazed dlown at
the white still face lying against Ih
breast lhe was struck by Its exceeding~
j~. telinemnent and wonderful, classic love
lie bent and dipped his 'antd in t~te
cool water and da~shed some of it in her
face. By this time lhidget, had reach
ed the spot.
"Give the poor muirthiered lamb to
me," sine said sharply, "anid ye'd best
mind where ye't'e after' juimping yer
quadrupid the next timle."
"l'na sorry, my good woman, and I
hope mty carelessness will not do any
lasting harm. The child 1s onily in a
taint fromt fright. See, she is opening
her' eyes now. Do you feel better', lttle
-'Ellen looked up at himt woniderlngly
for an instaiit, then thought of wvhat
- ad happented, and understood why she
was In the arms of thte younag gentle
"1 must have frightened you as much
as you did me," she said witht a smile
but her trem'bling voice contradicted:
* ther attempt to make light of her fool.
ings, and Harold felt himself a great
sinner at having so alarmed her.
"1 am a stranger in the country," he
hastened to say) "and have come to
make its acquaintance, as I have an es.
Bridget's face, lost its sour reproving
expression as a thought came to her
"Sure, sir, if it isn't too bold, may I
ask if you're the lad who's lately come
Into the ownership of Castle Flynn!"
"That's the iame of my place."
"Then you're the own cousin twice
removed on the mother's side of that
same little child ye've got in your arms.
Look up, Alleen, and make the acquaint
ance of yer cousin."
Ellen. had wholly recovered by this
time, and she slid shyly down from
Harold's arms, and sheltered herself by
Bridget's ample figure.
As she stood thus the slight curva
ture of her spine was made visible, and
Harold's admiration was changed to an
intenser feeling-that of pity for the
beautiful child's Aflliction.
"I hope we shall be better acquaint
ed," he said to Ellen, "and I shall soon
be riding this way again, and will come
to see you, if you'll tell me where you
live." Then he turned to Bridget:
"Come up to the Castle this evening, I
would like to ask you sone questions
about the place and the people."
His hunter had been standing quietly
on the spot where his master had left
him, after simply throwing the bridle
rein over his arching neck. Now, how
ever, as Harold approached hhi, lie
laid bick his ears, and gave vent to a
restless whinny which showed how im
patient he was growing to be off.
Harold patted him, and said a few
soothing words as he inounted. The
intelligent animal answered him with
another low whinny, and darted off like
the wiind, followed by Ellen's admiring
" Lord save u!" ejaculated Bridget,
crossing herself reverently; "if that
beast doesn't prove the death of that
line boy before he is done with hiii!"
But Ellen said with a little air of
"Never fear, Bridget. One can see
that my cousin is born to the saddle,
and oh. how grand and noble he is!"
"And lie's a civil nice-spoken young
gentleman, too, worthy to be a landed
Irish nobleman, though poor lad, he's
come into a barren enough place; for
what good is a castle without money to
keel) it up? and Lord Lansfels ran
through his fortune as though it had
been wather to pour into the street."
But Harold had been born, as the
saying is, "with a gold spoon in his,
mouth," and out of his full coffers tie
soon imade Castle Flynn look like a dif
It seemed like a dream of fairy land
to Ellen, when summer came, and she
was invited to visit at the castle during
the whole time Harold's mother was
She was a widow, and Harold was
her only child; and as lie had taken
such a fancy to his young cousin, she
was unsparing of trouble to give 11er all
the pleasure she could wish during her
"What a pity it is that the poor thing
is deformed," she said to her son one
day. "She would be a perfect type of
a beautiful Irish girl if she only had a
"I don't think any gmi'l I've ever seen
can compare with Ellen now," said
Harold, "but I think that trouble can
be reached, mother. Don't you renem
ber that eminent surgeon whom we met
in London last month? He told of cases
ie had cured that were far worse than
what Ellen's appears to be."
"Yes, I remember something about
it. Wasn't it about making his patieiits
into plaster casts?''
"lIfard ly that, mother inie,'' laugh
ed Iharold, "'but you have hit on onie of
the component parts of lisa method of
cure. I wvonder if we could get him to
conic downt inmto our mild summer home.
Hie nieant to remain abroad several
months, b ut it isn't likely lie has gone
"Money generally will command a
professional man's service, IHarold. 1
don't imagine you will find any dithicul
ty in securing himi.''
"I'di be wvillinig to spend aniy amount
to iiake Cousini Ellen a thioroughly
strong healthy woman," said Harold
And if his mother felt a momentary
pang as she detected Harold's intoinse
interest in Ellen, she was a sensible wo
man and stifled it at once.
"I will do~ all I can to hell)," she said,
and Harold's kiss and answering words
"Tihank you, mothier, I knew you
would You are the kindest and best
of all the mothers in the world,'' he
But wvhen lie sought out the great
surgeon, he found that the moving
sp~ring of his mind was not the idea of
At first lhe decllied to accomp~any himii
honie in such a dlecided manner that
Harold's heart grew heavy with disap
pointmnent. But ias a last chance of
moving him, trying all the other argu
nients lie couild tinmk of, lhe threw him
self 1u1o0n lis mercy,
"D~octor," lie said; "I will tell you a
secret. I love thiegi rl whom I want to
put under your care. If you don't go
homne with mec and try to cure her, I
have no hope left for the future 'if
Ellen dies, my heart will (lie too. Have
pity anid try to save her."
"But you have nione of the appliances
I shall neced, and I dlon't want to make
a botch of my work. I 1 (lid, man, all
the doctors In England would be hold
ing me up to ridicule."
"No one shall know a thing about it
unless you choose to tell them," urged
harold; anid his eager importunity at
last won a da. Th le surgeon accom
panied him to ireland.
Ellen's case was pronouncedh one that
could be eured, and she was at once put
under treatment, and eventually recov
Then there was a grand wedding at
Castle Flynn, and, the bride was pro
nounced to be the most graceful and
beautiful of any of the brilliant company
of ladles who had come to honor the
nuptials with their presence.
SHarold too came in for his share af
idmiration and praise among the warm
And you may be sure that tue tenants
ipon his estate are not to be numbered
unong those disaffected ones who are
naking that lovely green island a scene
f violence and of desolation.
With him "justice is tempered with
nercy," and a good landlord makes a
"I wish I were dead, so there?"
And Ruby Brown stood the picture
>f lovely despair, gazing down at a
yellow mass at her feet, consisting of
six dozen crushed eggs.
Poor Ruby had been a whole ionth
saving and hoarding these treasures
which were to play an important part
in the purchase of a lovely "Easter
bonnet," Aunt Emily had contempt
uously called It, when Ruby had sakd
in a pleading tone, "But, auntie, all
the girls are going to have pretty new
bats to wear on Easter Sunday."
"Easter bonnets, IndeedlI" snapped
Aunt Emily. "Girls in my thne didn't
think eternally about bonnets; and
Easter Sunday wasn't made a show-day
for bonnets, either."
"If I could have the eggs, auntie,"
pleaded Ruby, ignoring her last re
"Well, take 'em; I. don't care, if you
"an save enough 'tween now and then.
You'll have to have a bonnet at any
rate shortly after Easter."
Ruby ran joytully out into the cool)
to gather the first instalment, after
giving Aunt Emily an affectionate little
"That child always gets the best of
me," smiled the spinster Aunt, grimly
-who had beeni mother and aunt for
many years, nearly eighteen now, since
tier dearest and youngest sister had
lied. No one knew whatever had be
uomne of gay, wild, dissipated Will
Brown, Ruby's father, whom people
said had once been Emily's lover, and
who had deserted her for the younger
sister, pretty Helen.
The eventful morning had coie on
which Ruby's eggs were to be disposed
.f. Blithely and gaily she started forth,
i neat willow basket on her arm, her
ayes shming like twin stars, and cheeks
rivaling summer roses. A stray robin
3hirped dubiously over-head in the
budding, but leafiess trees, and visions
:f the "Easter hat" floated before
Rtuby's vision, with which the young
Vurate, who had just been settled at
Lhe "Caworth village" church, should
be ensnared; for all the girls, Aunt
Emily said, "were casting sheep'a eyes
that; way." Ruby tripped along in the
Drisp March air, satisfied with herself
And the whole world, when, alas for
human hopes and joys how fleeting,
Ruby caught her foot in some tangled
weeds, and fell headlong upon her
precious basket of eggs, and for a mo
muent felt as if the whole world had
urushed all the joy and happiness out
of her young heart and life. In her
great sorrow she gave vent to the ejac
ulation, "I wish I was deadi" as she
slowly arose from the ruins of all her
"Can I be of any assistance?" asked
someone behind her.
Ruby started and looked around, to
Bncounter the am used smile on the
young curate's face.
" I hardly think anyone can remedy
this disaster," stammered Ruby, dis
mally viewing the mass at their feet.
"E-ggsactly," laughed Mr. Howard.
"Don't laugh?" said Ruby, suddenly
bursting into tears.
"Don't cry, [ beg. I will try not to
laugh," lie said, anxiously.
"How foolish I am," said Ruby,
bravely trying to smile; "but I have
Lost my Easter hat."
"Your Easter hat?" lhe asked, a ltl
non-piussed. . ltl
"With those eggs I should have
bought it?" sighied Ruby.
"Hem I Well, Is it absolutely neces
sary to have Easter hats, Miss Brown?"
"Still, everyone does, you know,"
said Rutby, gravely.
"No. I did not know it before. Do
you not think you could enijoy Easter
without a new hat, Miss Brownu?" lie
asked, looking Into the sweet face
"Oh, yes, I could," replied Ruby,
blushing rosily. I think I have been a
little vain, and I am p'unished in this
And Buiby laughedi quite merrily.
"Not, one left to tell the tale," he
answered, joining in her laughter.
"Only on my dress and mantel,''
laughingly said Ruby; "that will tell
"Allow me to remnove a few flecks
from your hair."
And lie bent forward wvith a dainty
cambric handkerchief', remiovinig the
golden spots from the soft, culing
browni hair; both faces had taken on an
added hue of pink.
"May I walk back with you?" lie
asked a little eagerly, as she turned to
go home, after their unltedl ellforts to
clean the basket which they partially
succeeded in doing.
P'ermaissioni was shyly given, and soon1
they wer~e chattlig like old friends,
and Ruth was suriprised that she felt
no greater disapposntment In the loss
of her "Easter hat."
Ruby went to church on "Easter'
Sunday" with her winter's hat, and
the Rev. Clintoni lIoward( thought thme
face so sweet and good beneath it, that,
all thme new "Easter hats" sank Into
insignihicanice. ini contrast,; but Ruby
looked arc und at, the pretty sprays of'
rose-buds, im tgnonette, violets, anid pan
sies, and could not help but feel a little
pang of envy. Ilow coul she kniow
that the young curaute was not admiring
the pretty faces so sweetly adorned?
Anid how could she knowv that while
the organ sent forth its grandest music,
the thought had comec to himi that aji
other Easter Ruby Brown should wear
ani "Easter hat," and it should be bri
Tu sting of the bee is only one thirty
second of an imch long. It Is only your
imagination that inakes It eem as long
as a hoe handle.
"Do women real ly use arsenic for the
purpose of beautifying their complex -
ions?'' a prominent druggist was asked.
"Oh, yes, they do," he said, "though
perhaps not an mich as they seem to
use it in New York and Paris, judging
from printed or oral reports. I sell
quite a deal of arsenic, but compara
tively very little I it for the purpose
named by you. ou see, arsec is an
excellent alterativ ; it purifles the blood
and clears the skin But all reliable
down-town druggisa do not dispense it.
in its most dangers-foran unless upon
a physioian's prk*6rlptieu.- Most of
what I sell goes t -remove vestiges of
Not far away frdm this one another
druggist was found, whose custom was
of a different kind. "Why, bless you,"
he remarked, I have a regular clientage
of women who use arsenic to enhance
their good looks. Most of them are
fast, to be sure, but there is a sprink
ling of I rofessiont4 ladies and society
belles among them, who come in here
to purchase the stuff when they are out
shopping. - In that way they avoid the
suspicion of the men, they think. But
that's all nonsense oecause a regular
devotee of arsenic can be picked out of
a crowd. Their complexion is of a dazz
ling white hue, almost marble white,
and not a vestige of color remains in the
face. Once know the symptoms, and
you can always tell arsenic eaters at a
glance. They are not all women
though. There are more men among
them. Actors and singers, an(t such
persons whose popularity depends to a
great extent upon their good looks, fre.
quently are eaturs of arsenic. Very few
men there are who have not some
blemishes in their cumplexion, and this
poison remedies that defect. I guess
tue fact that most actors and singers are
apt to drink hard occasionally has some
thing to do with it, because the arsenic
removes all traces of reckless indulgence
in'liquor from their faces. One man I
know of in this city for a certainty to be
a habitual arsenic eater. He is a boker
quite handsome, and a great favorite
with ladies. I met him in a car and
when I looked at hun and noticed the
peculiar padlor of his features I won
dered if his female admirers ever sus
pected how it was brought about.
"Actresses, I presume, are quite fro
quently eaters of arsenic. At least, I
know of a few myself who do use it.
By them it is generally taken in its pure
state, but in minute doses, of course.
The quantity has to be gradually and
.,teadily increased however, to effect
what it is taken . Inside of a few
months of uniutettpted use the devotee
of this deadly drug may swallow with
impunity a dose of it which would kill a
person unused to it inside of a few hours.
The effects of the poison are most per
nicious, It enfeebles the whole system
and predisposes to serious disease, so
that such persons are much less able to
cope with sickness when it comes than
others. But, for all that, what woman
would stop to think of that once she
knows that arsenic will make har more
beautiful and will not directly injure her
if care is exercised? There is another
poison which some women make use of
to heighten their charms, and is bella
donna. The very name of it, meaning
"beautiful lady," is suggestive. This is
also taken internally-a few drops at a
time-and its effects are to dilate the
pupil of the eye, to make the eye more
brilliant, and to pive it a full and lust
rous appearance such as very few eyes
have in their natural state. Extreme
care must be taken, though, for if the
dose is only a trifie too large serious re
sults may follow, even blindness,
spasms, and other dangerous symip
Another veteran in the drug business
was found. "I sell most of arsenic in
ita prepared state known as Fiowler's
Solution, which is the arsenite of potas
sium. That is not expensive, for It only
costs ten cents ain once, and ten to
twenty drops sulilce for a dose. Physi
cians prescribe it for all kinds of skin
troubles, for .which it is a specific.
Many people who are troubled with
pimples, for instance, begin to take it,
and, finding that it has a very good ef
fect on the skin, they continue its use
alter the original trouble no longer ex
ists. 'The solut on is also used for all
manner of nervous diseases, because it
acts direetly on the nervous system.
haut that is not what you want to know.
WVell, for the beautifying purposes, our
sale oi arsenic in every shape is very
small. I don't think we sell overa pint
a 3ear for tkat, outside of regular phy
sicians' prescriptions. Whether doctors
will humor their forhale patients to that
extent that they give them permission
to use arSenic, and then malie out pre
scriptions for them, is moic than I
know. Ii's not unlikely at any rate. I
only know of about a dozen of our eus
comers who use arsenic for the puirpose
mientionsd. The comnmon arsenic we
do not give every body, to be sure, uin
less we know who she is. But Fowlor's
Solution we sell to every one who is not
drunk at the time, andt pays for it. Tihe
ii'ouble with all those who rise arsenie
in every shape is that they iftust go 0ii
using it ant( increasing tl~e dose. As
soon na they give it up they becomb
dlabby and ull broken up. You can al.
most always tell those people by their
nearthly, deathly white faces, which
at the saine time are well rounded, and
in which no trace of the ruddy hue oi
healh is to be discovered. Bl'ladonana
is usedl but very sparingly by the haudits.
it is used as a tcture, and but a few
drops at a time. Tihe effect of it is to
make the eyes look more brilliant,"
"Aind what do you know about the
use of arsenic as a beautifler?" a proimi
nent druggist was iusked.
"There arc not many who use it of
those that I know," answered he. 'it
takes the color entirely out of the face
and gives them uhait deathlike, marble
palenels which is admired by a groat
many men. When used in this way It
is generally taken In the form of ar
senic pills, which are put up in boxes
and in sizes varyb,g from 1 2M5, 1 80 and
1 (60 grains in each pill. Taken in
Fowler's Solution It will act aimilarly,
purifying the blood and clearing the
complexion.- it is by beginning with
this solution that most of the arsenic
eaters acquire and contirm the habit.
There are all kinds of people among the
arsenic eaters-society belles, sporting
women, professional men and women. I
remember an aetor, a great favorite,
now dead, whose complexion was of this
peculiar pallor. He must have bee n a
regular arsenic eater. .Often I meet
persons in the ears or on the street, and
when I see them I say to myself that
they are using this poison. It is so
singular in its effects that it is hardly
possible to mistake them. There is an
other class of people who get into
the arsenio habit in quitp a different
way. I mean hard drinkers. When a
man has been on a protracted spree,
and has got his nose patuted and his
face as red as a peony, all he's got to
do is to stop drinking and use Fowler's
Solution, and his cheeks nose and fore
head will get as milky white as those of
a baby. People who drink on the sly,
such as book-keepers or others occupy
ing positions of trust, often resort to
this stratagem. The arsonic proper is
on a physician's prescription. Some
people come in here and pretend they
want it to kill rats with, or some similar
purpose, but the druggist will not sell it
to them, because, even though they
speak the truth. they are too liable to
be careless, and somebody may get
poisoned by mistaking it for some inno
cent powder. Belladonna is used by
society ladies on particular occasions.
For instance, when they intend going
to some evening party and desire to
shine there to make a good impression
on somebody, they will take a small
dose of the tincture of belladonna, cau1s
ing the eye to assume that full, large
appearance that is very bewitching for
a certain typo of beauty. Nobody gets
into the habit of taking bollidonna for
this purpobe, however, because it regu
larly taken, it would dilate the pupil so
much as to cause blindness, convul
sions, etc. There are a few cases on
record where ladies have injured their
eyes permatlently in this way, by tak
ing a larger dose than they ought. You
know that belladonna is a very strong
poison, sleepy and visionary in its ef
feots, and somewhat similar ta opium,
besides producing syncope and
The Glunt Raft.
The largest string of logs ever made
into a raft was towed into; tite Erie
Basin, south llrooklyn. The raft is 1 -
200 feet long, 24 feet wide, and 12 feet
deep. It is Composed of 11 sections,
each of which contains about 500 logs,
ranging in size from Ihe diameter of a
wagon wheel down to that of a tele
graph pole. The logs are piled into
huge bundles and strapped together
with chains strong enough to tow the
Great Eastern. These sections were
placed in a string and fastened withi a
strong hawser to the Cyclops, which
was itself fastened to the 1Iaviland.
Each vessel had its own master, Capt.
Ellis having charge of the Cyclope, and
Capt. Gaily of the Hlaviland, while the
entire expedition was piloted and man
aged by Capt. lufus Patterson, of St.
John, New Brunswick, the veteran
skipper of the I'rovince. Thologs were
bought by Mr. James Murry, of No. 26
Burling-slip, in New-Brunswick early
this Summer. The distance which
they were towed is 650 miles, as the
freight would have been very heavy
Mr. Murray accordingly consulted with
Capt. C. C. Ellis, of No. 60 South
street, a brother of the master of the
Cyclops, who undertook to tow the raft
to New York, at a saving of 50 per
cent. in freight rates. Tle raft was
constructed, adtil on Aug. 7 was started
from the harbor of St. .John. Th'Ie tipl
was miade .without serious accidlent.
Th'le first three (lays were as calm as
could be desired, but on the fourth day
Capt. Patterson was obliged to seek
shelter in Booth's Bay, where the raft,
was detained for three days. Pleasant
weatheir was experienced after the
stormi mntil Newvport, was ireachied, on
last Thursday night, wvhen a strong gale
separated the crib attached to tihe
Cyclops from the reinainder of' the
string, which was seiit adrift. Th'lis
was a serious predlicanmnt, and the raft
wvas in great danger of' going to pieces~
on the b~each at a loss of itiany thoutsands
of dollars. Th'le llaviland was imnme
diately detalchem anii dten to the rese'
of tihe lost, rafl., anid ini thte mnorning the
two vessels camne together with their
charges and1( resmedo~ their original
positions, which were miaintainied dur
ing the remiainder of the voyage. T1he
passage throuigh 11ell Gate was easily3
accompjlished. Sand 's Point was pass
ed withont, any (diflculty, and at 6
o'clock yesterday mioring the great
raft was securely anichored in the Erie
Baisin, wvhere it wvill remnain umtil it can
be disposed of.
Leoisuare to be a insg.
It Is a (luestion wlethor we cian fairly
or hionorably plead thbat we have no
timle to attendI to dties. Our pleas
ires mlay be crowded olmit,, (iir plans lor'
advaicetncit or ioney-getti ng may
niot fInufl ilienit time for their fulfill
mienit; but if wve have not, time to fultll
the duties to others that our place in
life dlemtand~s something is wvrong.
1I ithuer we aue dolinig too much neediless*
work or we are trying to do work that
justly belongs to othbers. 1I, Is told( of
Phlilip of Macedoni that a poor 01(1 wo.
man~i camie to his place mnatny timties int
vaini to ask redress for wrongs that, had
beent done. After manyli attempits she
obtatinedi ani atulietice with the King
otily to be rebuffed by hii~m, as site had
been by his attenidanits. "l aimt not at,
leisure to hear y'ott," he replied,
abruiptly, whieni she began her story.
"No?" was her exclamtation; "tell
you are not at leisuare to be a Kmng."
Thlis view of the matter quiite coin
founded the Klu1g. A few mnometnts
lie thought, 111pon it, ini silence. T1hen lie
told the old wottan to go on with her
case, heard her to the end(1 anmd thon
gave orders that those whlo had wronged
her should be punishied, anud- restitution
mnade to her. And ever after this lie
made it a ploinit to listen to all applica
tIons brought before him, repeating to
his courtiers, who objected to his
troublitng himself, the lesson that the
poor1 wvoman had taught him--that if
heo was not at leIsure to hear the plea
of his humblest subject lie w'As iiot at
lilaren~ be ha nKina.
The City Girl on lorseback.
Spending the summer in a remote coun
try place, she is tempted daily by a thou
said shady lanes and by-ways, to learn
to ride on horseback. On the eventful day
un which sie makes her first attempt our
young lady stands before her glass, con
Lemplating with considerable satisfaction
the braid and buttons adorning her trim
figure, and the soft felt hat, whose long
plume droops against her hair. Bhe tip
toes about a little, putting a curl or so into
place, gathering over her arm the folds of
the long skirts she wears, and lashing the
toe of hergaiter boot with a riding-whip.
She even in the privacy of her chamber,
perches sidewise on the arm of a big easy
chair, and energetically whips up the foot.
stool, viewing the effects In the mirror
rrom the corner of her eye. At last some
yne cries from the hall below that the
torses have come, and she hastens down
itairs. She stuibles once or twice on the
way, and at the last step catches her foot.
tn her tress and plunges headlong, only
rescued from a fall by one of the members
Af the household, who is, of course, pres.
nit to see her off. Regain tug her balance, i
the advances nure c.tutiously and inspects
ier steed. She is not wholly satisfied. It
is true that site requested a quiet aniial,
Jut there are degrees of quitnems, atid site
wouid have been content to stop short of i
Site conceals her dissappotinotn, how
3ver, and wonders how she is to get on
the animal's back. The good-nattireat stable
nan, who is to accompany her, has dis
tnounted, but (oes not show the slightest
intention of offering his han for her to
put her foot in, according to all traditions
>f the courtesies of horsemanship. There
i a pause. Soie one suggests that she
better have a stool. ler soul revolts at
the thought. Nevertheless the stool is
brought, and froin its sutimnit she mtakes a
riesperate leap for the saddle, fully ex
pecting to fall over the other side. A
clutch at the inane or the steed saves her,
however, and in another moient they are
off. 11er sensations are pectiltar. Site
never knew before that a horse was so tall.
[low very tall the animal is! She wits not
aware that. lie had such a longitude of
backboie, or that it beaved so when lie
walked. She has not long to reiflect on I
those marvels, for presently her comnpai- I
ion chirrups, and the animal she is on t
3tarts into a trot. She gasps, clutches tier
itddle and bids good -bye to earth. When
ie returns to her country hoine ait hour
iater, she is pale but effusively cheerful,
and tells her friends it was "perfectly
lovely, but she thinks she shal li'e it bet
ter when she is used to it." The aext d ,y
ghe spends upon the sofa in the house with
novel, and she smiles a faint but bitter
amile when she reads that the heroine
r)f the novel "touched her black mare
lightly witih the whip, and took a five
barred kate with the fearless case of a
ito (Ireat Volcano oriuption.
Both the groat earthquake in the is- C
land of Isohia, at the end of July, and
the extraordinary and still more de
tructive volcanic eruption which has
just overwhelmed the slaand of Java, as
[ully described in the Now York Sun,
mcurred in a well-recognized focus of
volcanic forces. Isohla is only a few
miles from Vesuvius, with which it is
3onnootod by a chain of small volcanoes I
and in the part of the Mediterranean
Sea are Aina, Stromboli, and other
famous volcanoes. Java lies near the
focus of the greatest volcanic system
on the globe, amid a perfect nest of vol- p
Banoes, there being no less than forty
live craters on the island of Java itself.
The evidence given by these two out- I
bursts, therefore, taken in connection -
with that recenitly furnished by similar,
though less destruetive, disturbances in
other quarters of the earth, shows that
there is at present extraordinary activi
ty in the earth's interior, which is mami
fested at all, or nearly all, the vents by j
which these pent-upl forces ordinarily i
escape. To show how widespread this
internal disturbance is, it Is only neces
sary to recall the fact that within six
months there have been extraordinary
volcanic erup~tioniI or earthquakes in
almost every quarter of the globe, In
Japan a new -volcano has been formed; ,
in Central America an 01ld volcano, sup-e
posed for centuries to be extinct, has
suddenily burnt into eruption; in Bonmth
America Cotopaxi has incited the aceu.
muiated snow on its lofty cone, and be
gun to send forth flee and ashes; inJ
En~iropo the giant AMina has recently
p)artly roused itself to actIvity, and
since the disaster at Ischtia, Vesuvius
tins been gilving indications of an im
pending cruiptioni. Bunt in the intensity
of action displayed none of these out
buruts can compare with the greatr
Javan eruption. The focus of the vol- I
canic system to which the Javan craters
elong is suplposed to lie between the
islands of Borneo and New Guinea, eon
medorably to the east of Java, and fromi
this focus four prmncipal fissures in the
earth's crust are supposed to extend,
oune reaching to Kamnschatka, another to,
the Antarctic ci.ole, a third running
through the islands east of New Guinea,
and the fourth extending lengthwise
across Java. There scenas to be no
d~oubt, that on the p~resent occasion the,
volcanic forces began t~o manifest them
selves near the western extremity of the,
Javani fissure antd advanced toward the
focus. Tihis is a very interesting fact,
sspecially since it is known that activity
was manifested last winter in the
morthern branch or flasure of this vol- 1
anie system, a new voicano being
rormned in Japan. So far titere has been t
io dilstuirbanice near the focus itself,
An Exeliing Storma.
Theli keeper of the light at Moinauk
Pocit says lie often hias to go otside
,hie lanternt, 190 feet above the booumig e
murf, ini stormy wilnter ntighits, amid with
L still broonm clear off the raily gath
tring snow that sticks to the glass
'You call tis an excitinig stormni" ho
saidl to a summer visitor; If yout want
;o know what a storm is, you should be
ti here on a winter night, when we
myve a hard onel Then, sometimes, the
tolid towver itself shakes as if it were a
Eramue structure, and the roar of the I
itorm Is like a~ menagerin nf wildI
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ily wife Who has given it a long and fair trial. I
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Winnsboro, S. C., April 183.
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matde about IS),0 within flive months, at times
unning it so fast that the needle would get per
ectl hot from, friction. I feel conlieni I conhl
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Fali ehl County, April, lss3
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MIN. it. M i.i.
Fairtleid county, April, 1S83.
MR. BloA' I bougIht a ibvqI vertiv'al Feed
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Is its gojd as when I lrst bought it. I elnn
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Nilts. M1. J. KiRK I.AND1.
Monticello, April 30, 1883. t
This Is to certify that I have been using a Davs
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itrehased of Mr. J. (). liong. I haven't found i t
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Oakland, Fairileld county, S. '.
M it BOA: I am well pieaset mu every partcut
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ou mold several machines of the same make to
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Mils. M. If. Moni.Ity.
Fairfield conty, April, ISi.
TIhis lato certiry we nave naI in constant use
hie DavIs Aaci0e bought of you about three yeams
go. As we take in work, and have made the
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April 25, 18,8t.
I have no fault to and with my machine, and
omn't want anlmy better. I have mnade time priae of
severa tWines by taking in sewing. It is always
cady to do Its work. I think it a firai-olass ma
hine. I feel I cal t say too much for the Davis
'eriical Feed Machine.
MRS. TuoimAs SMiTe.
Fairtield county, April, 133.
MR. J. 0. BoAG-Dear Sir: It gives me much
leasure to testify to the merits of the Davis Ver
cal Feed Sowing Machine. The machine I got of
ou about live years ago. has been almost in con.
lamit use ever since that time. I cannot see that
is worn ay, and has not cost ine onme cent for
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ad don't wish for ainy better.
Uranite Quarry, near Winnaboro 8. U.
We have used the Dhavis Vertical Feel Sewing
iscine for tile last five years. We would not
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Fairfield counaty, 8. C., Jan. 27, 198.
Having bought a Davis Veil ical Feed Sewinig
lauhino from Mr. J. 0. Boag somie thiree years
go, andi it having given me perfect, satisfaction in
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Mae. 'TlOnfAs OWINos.
Winnaboro, Fiairfield county, 8. C.
We have had one of the Davis Machines about
our years and have always founid it ready to do all
hiuds of work we have hlad occasion to do. Caii't
ee tilat the machine Is worn any, and works as
veil as when new.
Mas. W. J. CRA WFoRD,
Jackson's Creek, Fairfild county, 8. U.
My wife Is highly pleased with the Dla Ma
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Monticello, Fairitld county, 8. C.
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ie Mae. J. A. Uooauw v.
itidgeway, N. C., Jan. 10, lbss.
,1, 0 lHoAe, Esq., Agent--Dear Sir: My wife
as macen using a Davis Sewing Macline constant.
for the past four years, anti it has never needed
may repairs amnd works just as well as wihen first
ought. She says it will do a greater range of
ractical work mend do at easier andi better than
ny machine she hias ever used. We cheerfully
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-JAS. Q. D)Avme.
Winnisboro, 8. C., Jan. 3, 1868.
Ma. BhoAG : I have always found my Davis Aa
line ready do all kinds of to work I hays had oc
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Mas. R. C. (;A00DINU.
Winnlsboro, 8. C., A pril, 188,
Mn. 3010: My wife has been constantly using
he Davis Mamchtne bought of you about five years
go. I hav'e never regretted buyngi, as it is
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lev r1 .It is never out otf x or needliug
Very respeotfu ,
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