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TRI- EE L Y DIT ON.W IN SBO O. S C. NO EMBE 83 - E TAB ISH
'4 R F W E K L Y E D T I N . L N S......U. N O J:.E 6 i 8 .E T B I H D 1848.
BUY THE BEST!
MR. J. . BOAo-Dear Sir : I boug t t he orst
iDavis adon old by you over ove years ao for
mae iwho has given it i long antd fair trial. I
amr wnell pleased with It. It never lgves any
rouble, and Is as good as when firit fe ought.
J. W., ljmor
Winnsboro, S. w., Aipril 1u a.
Mr. BoAo: 1 n w ish to know what I have to say
in regard to the DavisMachine iought of oun thr
years ago. I feel , can't say too much In its favor.
nImade about 180,010 within five mnonths, at times
running it ho fast that the needle would gt per
fectly hot from friction. I feel conildent could
not have done the Eaine work with as muitch ease
and so well with anty other muachine. No time lost
In adjusting attachimnts. Thle lightest runnintg
machine I have ever treadled. BrotherJames and
Williams' families are as much pleased with their
Davis Machines )ought of you. I want no better
machinie. As I siald before, I don't think too
much can be said for the Davis Macnine.
Fairfield County, April, 1893.
Ma. BoAO: My macnume gives me perrect satts
faction. I find no fault with it. The attachuments
a' e so simple. I wish for no better than the Davis
Fairfieid county, April, 1883.
MR. BoAG: I 0oongnt a lavis Verilsal Feed
ewing Machine from you four years ago. I an
elighted with It. It never lies given) me any
roile, and has never been the least out of order.
It is as good is when I brat bought it. I can
cheerfully recotimeni it.
.Nai.. M. J. KIRKlAND.
Monticello, ADril 30, 1883.
This i to certify that I have been Using a Davis
Vertical Feed S.ewmig M1achiine for over tw ' ye trs,
purchased f Mr. J. U. ioag. I haven't found it
p ussessed of any fault-ll the attachments are so
sitmple. It neverrefuses to work, and is certaily
th lightest running in tie market. I cousider it
a firt class machine.
MINNIE . WILINUoMAX.
Oakland, Fairfield county. S. u.
MR IJOAu: i am wel pieiasmi in every particul
with the Davis lachine uought of yoU. I t1iink
u first-caas-, macaltie in every respect. You know
you sold several machines of the same make to
dilerent members of our families, all of wliou,
as far as I know, are well pleased with them.
MARs. M. H. MOBiHY.
Fairfield county, April, 1883.
Tihis is to certrTy We ltave Ia 1l m onstanit use
tite Davis %tachine iought of you about tiree years
ego. As we take in work, and have made t11o
paice of it several times over, we don't want a-my
butter machine. It is always ready Lto danly Kind
or work we nave to do. No puckeringor skippimg
stitches. We can only say we are well pleaie.
an.i.wish no better nachie,
April 25, 1853.
I have iio fault to AnM with nIy muacl;ie, and
doai't want any belter. I have mide (toe price of
ia severa times by taking in sewing. It is a] ways
ready to do its work. I thimk it a tirai-olass mia
chue. I feel I cant say too much for the D.tvts
Vertical Feed Machine.
MRS. TH'iiMaAs SI'i.
Fairtiolid colty, April, 1883.
MR. J. 0. tOAd-amar Sir: It g1ves me In ich
pleasure to iestity to tiu merits of tie tavis Ver
tic.al Feed Sewing Maclinr. 'T'he miaeijino I got of
you about live years ago. has been almost in con
x! aut use ever sinm thatI ime. I cannot see that
it is worn any, and ha'l not cost ie one cent for
repairs incei we have hadt it. Am well pleasedl
ansi donl't wish for any better.
b oaT. Ua m WFOR D
Granite Qtuarry, near Winnsboro 8. C.
Wo have ulsedi the Davis Verticat Feed Sewltug
Machine for tihe last live years. We would not
have any other imake at any prlcs. Tihe maieainle
has given us unboundeo satist action.
Mits. WV. K. T1URSNR AND DAcouTsas
F'airlteld county, S. C.. Jan. 2?, 1898.
uivinlg liougilt a Davis Yertical Feed Sewing
Machine from Mr. J. 0. iloag some three years
ago, and it having given me perfect, satisfaction in
every respect asa amily macnine, both for hoa y
anld light sewing, and never n&died the least re
pair in any way, I can cheerfully recomnud it to
any one as a tirat-ciass machine in every particu
lar, and think it second to none. Itlls one of tite
* simplest machines made; my children use it witth
alt ease. TIhe attachments are miore easily ad
justed and it doo-i a greater range of work by
means of Its Vertical aFeed than any other sa
chine I have ever seet or t.sed.
MRS. TifOMAs OwlIsos.
Wlnnsboro, Fairfield county, 8. C.
We hlave hlad one of the Davis Machines about
four years andi have always found It ready to do all
kintds of work We~ have had~ occasion to do. Uan't,
see that the machIne is wore any, and works as
w ell as Whten new.
Mas. W. J. CRtAwvoRD,
Jackson's Creek. Fattnleid county, 8.'U.
Mly wife is highly pleased with the D~avis Ma
elaiue bought or you, She would not take doule
wtnat sne gave for it. The machine has not
been ont of order since she had it, and she can do
un) kind 01 work oni it,
JAS. F. Fitas,
Montle:ello, liairleld county, 8. C.
'The DavIs Sewing MaclIne is simply a trses
tra Mae. J. A, Gootaw vN.
lialge way, N. t., Jan. 10. 1583t.
J. Oi IloAo, Esq., Agent-Dear Sir: My wife
has een u~sing a Davis Sowing Miachine coinstani,
.ly for thle past four years, and it has ne:ver needed
auy repairs an a works just as well as whenh first
.b aught. Site Nays it ill do a gr('.,te. range of
prac'tsaal work sand dlo it, easier an. oet'er than
any macnine she nas ever used. #ue cheerfulty
.reeoinmuend it as a No. I famIly imachame,
Witnnsboro, S. ('., Jani. 3, 1883.
Ma. Boso: I have ai ways foumnd my Davis 31a
chtuu ready do all kinids of to work I have hia'l o0s
.easlona to do. I cannot see that the inachlue is
worn a particle anti It works as wedi as when no w.
Mas. it. U. GiooDIao.
Winnsboro, 8. C., A pril, 1883,
Mat. Bo~o: My wife has been constanltly timing
the Davis M.chino bought of yop about live years
ago. I have never regretted buying it, as it is
ai ways ready for any Aind of faily sewing, either
hreavy or light. It Is never out 01 flax or heeding
Marc, 168. A. W. LApD,
THE REST THAT FOLLOWS PAIN.'
he night has come, anil the starlight
Falls on the restless sea
Like a gleam of hope through the darkness
Of a weary doubt to me.
[see the foam of the billow
Flash like the shining rain,
Then fall into silence and shadow,
Like the rest that follows pain.
D wonderful, beautiful billow,
With your changing shadow and shine,
Diasping the stars in your bosorn,
I think your life is like mine.
Like mine, reaching out through darkness
From the restless, noaning sea,
Pleading with ceaseless endeavor
For a life that can never be.
You clasp your mantle, 0 billow,
With gems from the brow of night;
I grasp, through shadowy future;
Sweet atys of Heavenly light.
Db, life of a ceaseless endeavor;
Oh, wave of a troubled sea;
Star of the weary-night, watch,
leacon of faith to mae.
1 Iheavon, with dowers of promi-e;
O earth, with I ravail and care;
ouil of God's mighlty conception;
Peace on tlh brow of despair.
I stand by the surging ocean
The starlight falls on the foam,
Ad a feeling of rest coues o'er me,
Like a wauderer nearing his huine.
FATHER AND SON.
The cell was low, and damp, and
Only a dim, deadened light stole in
Ahrough the. grating of the door, just
iuffliclent to reveal the scantiness of the
rugged furniture, and throw a forbid
ling shadow over the features of the
i He sat on a low bench, resting his
Lemples on his palms, his head drooping
between his knees. His hair was
mhuch matted and tumbled, and bore
itriking evidence of a night of unrest.
Now and then his thick lips moved,
As if they were trying to syllable words
long forgotten. His dull eye rolled
restlessly over the little circuit of floor
within its range, bleared, red, and
bloodshot. To fairly describe him,
would be but to describe a monster.
His countenance wore no expression
so deeply stamped on its every linea
ment, as that of brutality.
As a darkening shadow occasionally
threw itself down upon the floor,
Lliminishing what little light was yet
left him, he half lifted his head, turn
ing his face toward the door.
Presently the jailer himself passed.
The criminal raised his form to its
fullest extent on the seat.
"Has Ie come yet?" he asked, spas
modically, while his eyes glowed with
An unearthly lustre.
The jailer simply shook his head.
The man relapsed again into his
previous state of gloom and sullenness.
"Oh, Godl This strange feeling! Oh,
my boy, my boylI"
These bitter ejaculations had been
,ut of his mouth but a few ninutes
wheni a key rattled in the lock.
He looked up suddenly, and the
"Hal hal" he exclaimed, throwing
Lip his manacled hands, the chains
clinking loudly in his ears. "You are
herel My boy oh, my boy!"
"My fatheri Do you love mne yet?"
Tne son's head lay on the neck of
the guilty father, as quieti, as if it
were reposing on the white bosom of
innocence. Two others stood near, to
witness this last agonizing interview,
i'hey uttered not a word through it
ill. Their lips were dumb. For several
minutes not a word was spoken.
The heavy breathing-half sobbjng
31 the father could be heard distinctly,
as his capacious chest pressed convul
iively against thtat of his stripling son.
Th'le deep and long sighs of the latter
almost drewv tears of compassion from
ithe eyes that witnessedi his extreme1
"L'ather," at last he said, in a very
raint and child-like voice, his arms
ibill wound tightly about the neck of
Lisa parent, "d(ear father!"
He hesitated. And tinally burst into
tears. Tihe condemnedl parenmt cilung
to him yet morie closely.
'"Only say that I anm imuocentl"'
3roke3 forth tihe boy. "You are to (lie.
L~o not die without, taking this great
oad off.my shauldersi"
T1henu the mon'ator' took his offspringi
Dy the shouldi e, .d pushed him slowly
inmd deliberat, I' back from im, as if I
te wvere a nme a playthinig, gazmg sto
idly into his Ia:e.
Trho tears wvere rolling downi his
eheeks, *and lisa whole expression was
thato natntile supplication.
"No-no, my boy," hte said, inm a
whisper, thirt soundedl like the hiss of a
reptile in that gloomy cell, '"you are
intnocentl Tell the world that you are!
They will believe you! Tell themi you
are not guility I"
"Shall I--miay I tell thorm, father,
that you say I ant innocent? May I say
this to themi, and then keep my niame
clear from stain and taint as long as I
'A.Aod forbid thtat you should (10 a
murder!'' exclaimed time father, thme
victim of contending emotioni. "'If
you have (lone this, at least, I suite-!
WVhy do you complain then? "No, my
boy''-anmd he piattedi his child's dli
cate nieck with his groat, brawvny hand
-'no, my boy, they will never believe
that, you did this! flow can they? Who
tells them that you (lid?"
"But all will not~believe just as I tell
them. Sorme wvill think that, I go
thmroughil life with a lie Ont Lmy lips; and
that Isent you to your grave. TIhey
will p)oint at mne so cruelly, whlen I go
through the streets. Th'ley will say,
there goes the guilty one himnseltI 'lThere
does the double murderer, lie killed
)the'rs with iis hand1(. anid then swore
away tile life of his own dear father!
Oh, mly fathe~rl canl I boar this, and
live? Can I carry such a fearful bur
deni oni my shoulders all through life?
No-no, fatiterl dlear father! Only free
me from it all now. I shall neover see
you again In this wvorld-never! Only
let me recall this last meeting wit~h
"WVell, and what would you htave
me do, then?"'O deliberately questioned
the parent. pel'emptibly givinig way a
li feelings. "Tell me what you would
ave me do, my boy! You shouldn't
some here at such a time as this to heap
mrses on my head-"
"Oh, 1 don't, I don't!
"You must remember that 'in the c
>ne that's to stuffer; and I've just a (lay
eft me to livel That's all! Now, what
lo you Want me to do?"
"Justice to me," sobbed the son. y
"How, then?" y
"Only say that I am not guilty of 1
"My sonl any dear boy!" exclaimed
the hardened father, hugging his off
ipring passionately to his breast, "you t
:on't know how deep is my love fo il
roul Oh, no-no, my dear boy[ I do t
lot believe you did this dreadful mur- r
ler! I can't believe it-one word of it s
ill!" Another pressure in his arins. it
'Tell the world, my son, that your r
rather never believed it! They will be j
Ptilled then!" 1
. "But still the shatne and the shadow li
>f this great guilt will hang over me," t
returned the stricken boy. ".People t
All say that either you or I did the a.
leed. You deny that you did it, and l.
)nly say that you do not believe that 'I
[ did it. That is not enough. "No- ij
10, they will still fasten it upon mnel C
[ cannot live under itl I shall not want it
;ol Only tell mne, father, that I (lid not i:
lo this great crimel That is all! I
"Thon I should confess that I knew who a
lo it! "Can I say as much as that, for v
"But do you not know, father?"
The old expression of brutality set- 1
led suddenly over his face.
"Will you not say, father, that I am a
"I believe you are, my son." a
"Oh, father! fat her!" 11
"But is not that enough, in God's i
iaine? My boy, you ask very hard c
'hings of ine. You are unreasonable." s
"Then this load will never 'e lifted
rom mel Oh, that I could thid sonie
mie, who would be willing to share it s
vith mie! It is too much-too mne1C!" j
md lie wept bitterly on the necek of his )
.ruel and unfeeling father. I
"My dear boy!" said the father, his
"eelings seemina;g to assert their control d
nonentarily again, "oh, do not take l
)u this way! I don't believe you are I
ruilt.yl Nobody believes it! Isn't
Aat quite enough? Isn't it all I can
ay? Oh, stop those tearsi My boy
ny dear boy, I am going to die only f
.or you. Never forget the father that U
oved youl Never be ashamed to t
ipeak of him; and tell every oine that L
1e died innocei.L! My dearest boy!"- C
iand he pressed him Lo his bosom so f
>assionately and long, that it seemed C
is if lie would never cois!nt to loose c
mis embrace aga:n.
This melting scene lasted for soine
1ime. It drew to a close at length,
The boy retired through the door,
veeping and sobbing eon ulsively, his C
'ace covered with his hands. a
- "I shall never see him againt never i
againi" were the words on his lips, as S
te went out." And lie will not say that I
ant clear of guilt!"
The criminal tiaally looked up from U
dC6ine back I my son-my boy! Bring c
aim back to mae once more!" cried he, 1
)eckoning fiercely for his child. '1
The father embraced him again, and V
ret again. C
The son waited for the syllables-the t
ew syllables that should establish his V
nnocence in the judgment of the
vorld. His soul was rent with agony.
But they cane not.
The father raved like a mal man.
awearing that his boy was his idol--hih
larling-his all. .But nothing of his
nnocence. Onily lbe believcd hiin innoy- C
Anid the seconid, and even the third ~
imo lie wvas taken away. 11is father lR
~ontinued to bog that he be brought
mack again. .And finially lhe was gone 3
Tihe one went omut into the world,
vithi the fearful tatsk beforeo him of liv
nig dlown a monstrous lie. And that
ie begottena of the selfishness-and cow
trdice of his fathier. The other wenat a
,o his (tooin like a brute-'cold, 'alhous, a
One still lives.
A poor, pale boy, bowed with the
&eight of his great grilefs.
Th'le othaer has left behind limau I
inmry that can conjure haorrorsa at anlyt
iniet far direra than anay thait everi
>r'oodedI in the brats of' demonis aid
Curses rest on the gr-ave of thet
'athber; but- have' pity, onily tenader'est, a
nity, ona the youang hear't, that- wall anever
urgw~% lest agaian save ini Ieaventl
not) versuU cold wVater.
.Just at thla maomnat when cold -wti'
nares, inilk cur'es, wh'ley cures, gr'ape
mires, and the Kar'lsbaa of star'vaaain
mrea, occup~y the att-ention of t-hose who
>oe'haps ar-e in gr'eat a mnelaure per'soan
diy r'esponasible foar wanlinag anay curae at,
di, a new onae hais spr'auag up in Amae-.
cai, aand haas already found followers ina
I'nigland. T[he dirinkinag of hot, water
svats an old-faishiloned paractice amnag
>ersonas with imnpair-ed digestive organas.
L1ot water' as a cosmietic has grecatly ad
ranced in favor duiniag the p~res'eaat Lonl
lon seasoni, whaifo the practice of( drink
nig water its near to boilinag poinat, as as
aumaiily possible haas taukena to itself a
auppleamentar'y treatienatl in thec Uted
states. Th'le pr'obably apocryphtal say
ng attributed to Dianae do Poictic ,ier
hiat shte (wed thae preserv'ationa of hae
ieauty io the uaso of' cold water is gradu
thy becoumng discredited, anad Ph yllis
to longer' haves hier lovely f'eatua e ini
lae cool tiransl ucenat wave, but, ini thbe
iame almost boiling hot. As, a few
~ear-s ago, we weare eanthutsiastic about,
:ld tubbinlg, mao.st meari tor'ious wvhaen
lao ice oit the to!) is requir-ed to be
>r'okena with a bootjack, so is at kinid of
aealdinig praopagand~a in praogress at the
>resenlt moment, an~d thxose who( clamag
nost desperately to the gehid tub are
mow quietly pushed anto luakewar'in if
mot hxot water.
Do the best yotu catn, and God anad
tour own conscieuace will appr-ove,
houagh mana condemn.t
tyles in Board$
"What kind of beards o you meet
rith most frequentlyl?".
"Tho inoustache is bf r the most
onnion. Thou come ti ioustache
nd chin beard, and afte* that a full
eard. Twenty years agi moustaches
rere very rare, and I c- remember,
rlien I first came to Chi 'go, that the
joys' used to nake conslt erable sport
f a noustwche, espociall3if it qihowed
iy signs of special care. 6:But duriig
he last few years they hav been grow
ig in favor, and now you can safely say
licy are as inuch Anericall as .'. plu
ibus unuin' or the trade I6llar. You
3e the Ainericans are a n ous peoplo
nid talk faster than thosewf any other
ace, and It is iy opinionthey like the
ioustache because they t1ink they calm
love their jaws faiter than if tihey had
air all around their face. I go to
hinking that way because nearly all
lie Eindimllshmnen that have cone under
iy hands talk a great deal slower and
refer the characteristic side whiskers.
.'he Frencineni, of course, prefer a
oustache, but they differ fron &neri
ains in adding an imperial if they are
blo. A line goatee among Aincricans
i very rare. To show how American
lie mioustache is considered, just look
t the Gerimam. Do you suppose Ito
iould take to wearing one if lhe thought
t was entirely Frencly? But nearly
very Teuton that coimes over cultivates
lie upper lip especially, in hopes of
iecoimmg speed ily Amiericanized. They
vould of ten have better success raising
, beard. Tihe Irish incline to- smooth
1ces, I suppose, to give their features
chance to hell) their wit. You kiiow
alf an Irishmau's story would be lost
It you couldn't get, tie full expression
n his face when he is getting off
"What is the most Comm11on color?"
"Well, I id that there are about tenl
andy moustaches to . one black. '1
Ludge of your surprise by the color of
our eyes,' as they say in Pinafore,'
ut don't wonder that people have a
vrong idea about it, because black
yes are used so mnuch. A natural
lack moustache is not as coinuion as
"Have you discovered what treat
ent is best, to imake beards grow?"
"Nothing will give any more satis
tretion than patience. This repeated
utting every week or so only weakens
be sources of the hair's g rv wi. After
cing cut frequently, the hair grows
ut a certain length, spl'its and soon
lls out. I proved that on a customer
I wine. Ie had a very line beard, but
no day lie thought a certain portion
idn't, grow right aid so hie had it cut
'if, and now the portion that was cut
vill only grow out to within three or
our inches of the old length, and con
lituently his full beard is ruined. The
itting of the ioistache at, ally time is
bad mistake, for its beauty consists
ti its being soft and silky; but after
everal cuttings this all disappears,
3aviig tihe hair wiry aid stiff.''
". 'Whiich patronize you best-married
r single nmen?'
"Thre'iacs no difference, so far as I
an see. Vhen a ian iarries lie
enerally inakes efforts to econoinize,
ud stays away from thie barber a few
reeks, but lie always linds that it is
lieaper after all to have his beard at
(nded to by skilled hands. A man
tho was shaved the irst few years by
barber rarely gives it up to shave at
one, but there are a number who
-arnied the knack when they were stu
euts or teachers who still cling to it
coin force5 of habit.''
"What (10 you think will be the style
f' the futurey"
"Of course that is hiard to tell, b~ut
lnce mny early (lays I have observed a
rowlug dhike for chin i beards, which
thinik will constinume for soumme years
A m.petaance oi i a Tornatio,.
As the toriado iiow~~ Sweep~s oiward
in its couirse it rises and falls withl a
cries of bounds, and, with ma sway ing
aetion, describes a zigzag course, now
orning a chain of loops, and again
hooting off on an obtutse angle, 'vary
ng in t~he speed oif its forwardl iotioni
vhiich mnay be any where from ten tos
hirty mniles an hour. At the sainme
line it, is rapidly whirlling on its axis
ui the opposite dilrectionm fr'omn a screw,
r the hiand~s of a clock, the air revolv -
ng around the vortex, necessarily at
ining a slpeed of seeral hundred
Lnes an hour. First, widening, then
ontracting, inow bounding above the
*rec-tops, amd againm descenintig to
weep the earth bare of every obiject
v'ithiin its reach, t~me -aerial iinonster
urgegs oniward. The i largest, forest
rees, intere playl.hinigs ini its grasp. are
hicked up by3 thet roots, or $nappmed elf
ike pipe steinis; sublsalitisal buildi iaigs
re irst criushedt like egg shells, Lhen
auight up ini the vortex anid the debris
arried soniietiimes for iles before it, i~,
.gaini thrown off by cenitrlfugal force
.nd falls by3 grav itationi any where,
very where, us son as released I roan
lhe mnonster's giasp).
1t is dlillIcuilt, to accuriately describe
he torn adlo's appearanice andI work,
von for those who have been eye wit.
esses5, or who have persi'onlahy passedh
hirough the horrors its "coinig brings.
V hile accounits dIiffer as to its app~lear
mace unid behavior, as witnessed froini
allerent, points of observation amnd iii
er different, Ccinst~ances, all 5iub
tanmtially agiee that, its apex resembih-ts
ie and smoke, and that, vivid lignt
ling and heavy rain-fall usually ac
oimlainy it,. In rare inustanc s, cle
icity, in the forum of St,. 1hniio's lire,
v'ilh precede thbe vortex, anid a ivhite,
(tenniy cloud will hollow. It, will be
bserved thbat, the form of thme tornado
loud is nicely llhustrated by the
proof-plane"' used ini teach ing natuiral
'hiilosophy. The smnall end of the plame
i most, heavily chiargedl witlh electric
Ly, and, the nearer it applroachies to a
erfect, point,, the greater will be0 the
eulul ationa; a highi tensioni is caused,
mid the electricity must eape by sonme
onductor. So, in the tornuado-eloudI,
lie smaller the point or stem, tIlte
reoater the force exerted when it mneets
ha earth- ...
The Vieitore AdJourned.
'Tie Thirteen Club, of New ork,
has many precious relics In Its rooms
at Capt. Fowlor's Knickerbocker Oit
tage, but its most ,preoloui. relic is a
pauther skii, which. theCaytalk shows
with inuoli prid. ' 1ew days, since
the Captain gazo fondly into the glass
eyes, stroked htip -fur loyjnglj and
"On September 13 1870f F was hunt
ing on the Maiakating Barrens, up in
Sullivan County. I wasn't looking
for panthers, not by a long shot. Deor
was what had enticed me out there and
I was in shape not to raise any objeo
tionst o a bear, should one come my
way. rieo of 'ly barrels was loaded
with thirteen buckshot. Ever been lip
on the Maiakating Barrens? No?
Well, they're Pretty well up being, by
actual measureient, 1,313 foot above
"l'd been trampimg, over the Barrens
on this particular day W1hen suddoly I
heard a noise oil to my right. I turned
and lookod, and there was this panther
tearing straight for mo. I just up
With imly-gun and whanged away with
my thirtceu buckshot. The panther
gave a yell that inade me turn pale,
tit lie stopped for good. I always step
just three feet when I walk-always*
iL never knew it to vary ai inch, I
walked toward the dead panther. I
remembered afterward that I took just
four of my steps, and not (ite the
length of my foot over, to wtore the
panther lay-thirteen feet. My toAt is
just thirteen inches long. Queer, el?
Weil, I began to haul lly big game out,
to the road. It was a tough pull, but
I linally got him i' tie Barrens. I
Inanaged to got a horse and wagon to
carry me and my gaie in. After we
had loaded the panther into the wagon
I asked the boy who was to drive ie
in, how far it was to Wurtsboro.
" Pluinb thirteen iniles, and we've
got a hill for every mile,' said lie.
"We got to Vurtsburo, and when I
looked at lily watch I found that we
had been thirteus minutes over threr
hours coming in. I began tolind fault
with the boy for taking so long.
''Well,' saia he, that'r a tough road,
and I think I've done irst rate, bein's
as this horse was thirteen years on the
canal before we got himi, and that was
thirteen years ago this month, just the
time I was born."
"Of course the panther and myself
created a big excitinjt,. But it wasu't
until I couinted the paither's teeth, and
found there were only thirteen left, and
then found that lie measured just thir
teei feet from tip to tip, that I began
to think about the singular thirteen
business connec'.ed with the killing of
this animal. 1et's see-September 13
1313 feet above tide, 13 buckshot, pani
ther with 13 teeth and 13 feet long,
dropped dead with 13 buckshot in it, 13
feet from me, 13 miles fromN Wurtsboro,
13 hills on the road, boy 13 years old,
driving a horse that had been 13 years
on the canal, and 13 years with the
boy's family. If you don,t call those
singular coincidences, I don't know
where you're going to get,' ca.
The Captain suddenly stepped talk
ing. An expression of concentrated
awe appeared in his face. Then lie
struck his list on tihe sideboard and
Why, holy smnoko? September 13,
18701 That's just thirteen years ago
next meeting day of this club! Gentle
.l'here were thirteen bulging -based
corks on the sideboard an hour later,
when the visitors adjourned.
President Washington never wont to
(Jongress on public business except in a
state coach, drawn by six cream-colored
horses. The coach was an object which
would excite the admiration of the
throng oven now in the streets of Lon
don. It was built in the shape of a
hemisphere, and its panels were adorned
with Cupids, surrounded with flowers
worthy of F'loiida, and of fruit not to
co equaled out of Uialformna. The
coach~man and postilions wore arrayed
in gorgeous hiveries of wvhite and scar
it. The Philauteiphia (,a~c/h, a
Govermu~ent organ, regularly gave a
supply of court, newvs for the edification
oi the citizens, From that, the people
wore allowed to learn as much as it
was deemed proper for them to know
about the President's' umovemontsh, and
a fair amount of spae was also dievoted1
to Mrs. Washinizgton-who was not re
torred to as Mis. Washiimaton, but as
'Ihie amiable consort of our bloved
President.' W hen the [Presidlenit madhe
his appel~aranhce iat a bali or public recop.
lion, a dais was~ erected for haim, upon01
wvhich lie might stand apart from the
vulgar throng. and toe guests and1( visi
torn bowed to him in aolemun silence.
'RL -publicans simplicity' hias only
come in lator timies. In o~ur day the
baick-driver wvho takes a visitor to a
l)uolie reepitionI at tihe White House is
jlintto free to get oil' his box, walk iln
sido by side with his fare and shake
hands with the P'resident with as much
familiarity as anybody elsc. Very few
p~orsonis presumed to snake haind with
(Gen. Washington. Oa1o of his friends,
Governour Morris, raschlIy uindertook,
for a foolish wager, to go upj to hinm
and slap him en the shwuler, saying:
"My dear Geneiral, amiu happy to see
yon look so well.' The moment fixed
upon arrived, and Mr. Morris, already
halif repenting of his wager, went up to
his 'ihouldeir, and uttored the p~rescri bee
words. 'WVashington', as an eye wit
ness described the sceno, 'withdrew
his hand, stepped suddenly back, fixed
his eye on Morris for several minutes
wvith an angry frown, until the latter
retreated abashed, and sougnt refuge
in the crowd.' No one else ever tried
a similar experiment. ,It Is reorded
of Washington that ho wished the offi
cial title of the President to be "High
Mighitiness," and at one time it was
proposed to engrave his portrait upon
the national coinage. No royal levees
were more punothiousiy arranged thanI
those of the first Protmant '
Intelleostita Deoaieonce of 1tse.,
Boston Ifl not aloin ill saffering a
dowufall from its intelilectual suprem
acy. The day is past for provincial
antres of national intelligence. Edin.
burgh has been deposed like Bo.ston
from a rank yet more exalted. Wei
mnar has sunk to be a petty residence I
town. Geneva has gone into trade and I
politics. Florence Is no 1nore an in- I
tellectual centre. Oxford and Cai
bridge retain no dictatorship lin letters. (
It imay seein to be only a transfer of I
the intellectual hieadship from one lo
cality to another. The change may be t
supposed to be nothing but an instance I
of the common law of the rise and de
cine of local greatess. London in y I
be deeined simply to have taken prow- I
dence of Edinburgh, and New York of (
Boston. The process.- is no sach inure i
process of local substitution. The in- t
tellectual exaltation of E'dinburgh had t
inuch imoro inl it of Edinburgti ,hana t
the intellectual doiinion of Lonido t
can over have inl it of Loandon. The I
character of Boston tingod tho literary i
miluenice of ILLvard mi0Oe deeply than i
Now York will bu tracuablu in Wo i- 4.
terature whicit lu.ty there plant, its to- C
cal residence. itellectual autloaracy t
when it shifts its quarter s to a CItro a
like London or Now York, maigtAl d
that it may be iidepoledolt, of ii o
cality. The intellectul sooptre i.s iii I
course of depar uro fromn itjtani b)1)- i
cause literary decrees datId ro.n 11)5. 1
ton could not, bulSaVor of lB).to.a. a
America desires tiat its literaturo u
should appertamn to AIerica at, large. 1,
New York has no pOwor to pass tirough L
any medium it can provide Americaan t
literaturo and intelligenco, altboupi t
they happen to be lodged witliin it. A
metropolis which has becotne a metro.
polis from the spontLaneusi, teintoney or il
the natioual forces and enerwgisi to L
breathe and circulate through it, at- il
tracts national intelligeice by itus very j
inability to retlect anything modro nr;L- t
rowly local than the nation itself. Not u
a little is lost when a town like 13 5La
slips from its literary supruliey. j
Whether held in coamnission b'y a score a
of cities from Now York and 1io-oita 4
to Chicago and St. Liuis and Sai Vran- -
cisco, or engrossed by Now I ork alone, y
tie charm of American litorary soeiety a
gatlered about, Harvard canmot be re- j
produced. It will soon be a iemaory, d
like the tradition of the society of Edin- g
burgh of the age of Jeffrey and Scott y
i)md Wilson. Tey who witnessed and L
partook of it as it was wien Longofellow v
Ltmd Lowell and 1lohno11s discoursed oil u
poetics, and Emerson on hunmanity aitld h
Uarlyle, should congratulatu themselves t
on an experience waticli cainot be re- t
Yet the literary decadence of Boston t
may mark for America the close of a t
period of intellectual Ipilage. Crude I
and rough as is much of American in- Ij
tellectual activity, the dissomlination of b
intellectual activity everywhore is in- si
disputable. Literary experineints of s
magnitude obtain publishers and rea- a
tiers inl otier towns than Boston. Ela- a
borate researches are cond ucted in more t
than one Americancity. Dean Liddell fj
aNd Dean Scott acknowledge their ob- f
ligations to America for ripe Grook ti
scholars reared elsewhere than at liar- i
vard. To Boston itself dethronement y)
or mediatization will not be an un- ia
mixed affliction. Uneasy lies the head u
that wears a crown, ospecially a liter. u
ary crown. The.brows of many worthy v
citizens of Boston must frequently have I
ached uinder the duty, inposed by 6hae u
world's identification of them with g
their refined townsmen oil tile Coiimon v
or tranlscental nleighibors at, Cambridge, ii
to speculate more b~eyond( their diepth g
than tile mlost inltricate transactions in y
spermaceti oil or t~anneries would ever u
have required. Th~e whispers of thle f;
oaks of DJodoms~ mlust, at, times hlave i,
troubled prosaic Epirotes with a sense p
of the burden of mnamnaining an air of a
solemnity in proper dramatic accord- C
anice with the genius of their locality, Ii
Now that the literary fellowship of
Cambridge has closed. Its list, of mem13- C
bers, and othber American unilversities a
are grown as learned as liarvard, and I
othler Amaeriean publishers aLs enlter- t.
prisinlg, the average N ew Enaglander is g
not bound to hbe thlouaghtful in excess of Is
ilns nlat utral gifts, lie can always 1e- 1
inud Newv Yoikers that, thme press of a
Boston is as classicalI, at any rate, as t
that of Ne York, and that Ikaiston t
devours allre literature.
Duarinlg a residence of two witers i'
.1 tomb alt (Gizel, Mr. Petrie LjcollOd
evidence showing that tools used mn
working stone 4,000 years ago were con.
structed with a jewel as the 0utting'
edge, lie stated his reasaonsfor comng ~
to tis conclusion in a paper read beOfor'e
the Aunthropological;institute, a resume,
of which is p~ublished in London. Solid
and tubular drllls, t aighat, and circular
disk saws and1( lathe tools were made1
with jewels set ill metal. Tihe ljies of
cutting on a graitol core aade by a
tubular drill froml1 conmliuotus spiral, the y
grooves bieing of unaiform deptha and,
width throughout, showamg that the
cutting pomnt wasw not wvorn as tile work
adv~anced. Th'le reguar laper of the r
core wouldl indlcate that1 the jewels were
tiso set upon tile outside and iinide of a
drill, thereby facilitatimg its removal.
fn some specimoens of granite the drilla
sank one.-tenth of am inch at oeh revol- i
tiion, aud the pressuro necessary to (10
tis must have been fromn one to two
14)ns. Th'le skill of the workmnen and the
enacaity (af the tools are illustrated by
?110 clean path through both soft and t
(lard material -no difference iu the
groove being perceptible, although it a
passes from a solt bsitanlceinWtoquartv, v
subjecting the tool to an enormousu j
straun, ini plano surraces tho depth and 0,
width of the cuta indIcate the sucecessiv eo
stroke of a saw, and thle use of tile cir- ha
onlhar saw is proved by theo regularly y'
curved lines. Thle fermsa of the tools a
were the same that esperience hs sanc- p
tioned at the present time. TIhe scarcity y
of the diamond and theilack of strenigth a
in the saphiro and beryl lead to the con- c
sidbration of corundrum. Nothing has
been fu'mnd about thle metal of which
the tool was made or the method of set- t
ein the fewel, t
The 4ua Hat Vever.
. "Iave you ever beeh attacked with
the plug hat fever?" asked an old gen
ieman the other evening, and without
waiting for a reply, went on to relate
ALs own experience, ant to tell the re
mit of his own observations, "I never
Cuew of a young man who, when he
lad reached an age between 18 and 25
)ut what he had the plug hat fever to a
rreater or less severity. H1e will suffer
6 great deal, too, before it fairly breaks
nit, and lie gets a shiny tile on his
110ad. Then he suffers severely for sev.
ral days after lie gets the hat, and'is
moiceited enough to believe the eyes of
he whole word are upon him. Ile
vill wish for the first day or two he
iadn't got it, and then again he'll
Alttok up grit enough to wear it in spite
of everything. Next to the mustache
,.nbition, the plug hat fever strikes to
h1e very vitials. The fiest syipton of
lie fever makes its presence known by
h1e victitu visiting some hat store, and
rying on half a dozen silk hats, al
Joking admiringly at himeilf [it a u'ir
or, Ieo will put, it on square, the cock
L over to uli right sido, theln lanig it
i his left ea.r, andul s1iniles with satis.
itction at the hia kge of hitil'f 1trder
h hat in the nirror. A yonig calf
itdor a iow shod cotil ot feel proti.
or of itself tlMIi tbo yotiig ilin l wit,
OSOs down Oil his uppor lip, wheni lie
rAt bAiolds his mnily brow inl a look-.
14 glass, supportilig a shinly silk hat.
' o overcoiniig for Ialytliing, and
I aL gat alivy inil tanis ii, is in
vuroomning than bucomintg. But then
licy matst haave 'hut 11) inl Lit'Ur about
lio expoinse. Fiially tlit hat is pil-.
lmased, piul, im a haULL botx amlli Conlveyed
i the youtig it.mt' rooin with Lthe
ealest, f caro mid fond ex puhtttiom5
f the inaillituws it will give thu wea.trer
i tbo iar ttru. Por a wouk, iay
0 he Will Uxuruisu tbe h.tt, by we.trilr
, in his room for a few hourrs ov.- y
vMing. Finmally lhe gets hi3 coirtgo
j tih Iroper pitch, and tion anl anspic
1ts Stiliday eveiniig starts for cii 0ntrehi
ith the hat nicely settiig on tbu Ltop
r his head. lie kinow he would attract,
ttentioni and the first strot, urclin lie
ictis caills attentiont to it by shouting
Iloot tie hat.' iNow low did that,
muitg Ieatbln colie to notico ainytbini
OW or nOV01 inl the hat? It is easily
qJplailmA. When a mina.t weiars a plug
at Oi tie street for the first, t1lie
ives hiiself away by his ['ii-on-dress
irade air. 110 Will walk Us carefully a
Iough trying to balance a pail Of
'ater on his head and expecting every
10mut that it will tip off awd douse
im. lt don'tsqueak like a now shoo
a attract attentioii, but it stiffens up
10 spine in an unusual aid unnatural
ogreo. It takes several public appear
uces in the now plug to again limber
.p the spine to its normal condition.
Lrriving at ciurch the young man
esitates for an Instant about goiig in,
ut rememi bering an appointmilet to
O a young lady home, he braces up,
4iUy holds the determined-to-attracI,
Lutntion silk hat over his right fore
r'm, and mentally swears vengance on
io uslitr who prances him up to the
'ont pow in th centre of the church
)V 110 other purpose thain to call at
mtion in his mind, to the new plug.
light out of ten flrst-time-l-wore-a
lug-hat young men Vili become so
gtated that instead of putting the hat,
a tihe lloor out of Clhe way, will place it
a the seat and forget to remove it
ien the usher shows som one else in
or the sole purpose, in his mind, of lav
ig them sit on it and wreck it. It's a
0Od thing to haive the first plug
rrecked in this way, because the firsi
at, has got to be wrecked, but it is
enerally done by some kind friend
'ito sneaks lip behind,. Jams it down
ver your eyes and is away before you
urly understand a brick block hasn't
tambled on to you. A pliug hat is
rolbabiy the most, dressy hat, but,
eavensl how a man snufers when the
ivor first fully devolps itself to a
J ust, as the story was finished a youny
allow with skin-tight pants, tooth-pick
troes, arms curved so as to make his
ody look as though It was in a paron
imesis, with a pipestem cane in the uin
'cra of his right, hand, while a shiny,
itest Icoud style of plug hat, was on his
cad, passed. "Poor fellow," re
arked the old mian as he passed into
lie hotel, "if he only had braims enough
I) cover the point of a cambrio needle
is hat, would be quite becomniug. They
11 get the fever though, regardless of
'A no CIonsUE~unaptUs or ut,
'VT comntiulptltoi of gold for otlier
hman monetary13 purpioses in Euirope,
uneroica anid A uistralia has more than
undrupled in thirty years, and has
uite trehiled in twenty years. it is
lore thtan five timhes what it, was half
century ago. Th'le groat mass of
old wvhich has flowed from mines has
eeni absor bed in the same opulence and
axury of the ilijes which have swai
)wedl upi the flood of gems, great in
ohlume beyond anly formulr precedent,
r'oni the dialnmonml ields ci South Afri
a, and1( inicreasiing prlices will be quit~e
s likely to whet the appetite for both
s to check it,. Five-sixths of the cur
unt produtctioni of-gold is absorbed ini
ie arts and1( mnufiactulres, in the west
rn world andl in British Inldia. A
art of tile remiaininig six is lost ini the
'ear of coms5 and by fires, shipwrecks
nid forgotten hoards. What, is left t~o
icrease the stock of gold money in
roplortioni L tiue iniciease of popula
cio, exchailges, aid~ wealth of the
forktl? it, is piossibile that thie priodltue
ion of gold amay increase, Lt is also
ossiblo that, it, may decrease as it, act*
ally has beeni decreasmng for miany
ears, but there is no unicetalnty aboit.
to conlsumpiltioni of gold, which is sure
> grow par'i passu with the gro wing
pulonce and luxury of the world.' It,
as trebled w'.ithini the past, twenty
ears, and if it only doubles withi the
ext twenty years it will. exceed the
rodluct~iovent at t~he extreme r'ate
rhtich it attained when the California
adf Australia out-turin was at, its high -
What Is defeat? N~othing but educa
ion; nothing but time tirat, Ste p to some,