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EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. C.. NOVEMBER S. 1883. ESTABLISHED 848
BUY THE BEST!
'M R. -1. 0. O Oi -Dear Sir I . ugl t Lite larat
avis Machain sold by yot over five years ago for
any wife who has given it a long and fair trial. I
amtl well pleased with It. It never stives any
11111o, and .iI as gooi as wilen first bought.
.1. W. iOl.ICK.
Wintaiborn . B* '., Aprh, l&%:I.
Mr. IOA: tI Oil wiSI to Knlow whatE. I hlave to say
it regard to the Davis Machine botght of you three
ears ago. I feel I can't say too n iuch In its favor.
Inade about $80,410 within live ioithis, at ties
running it so fast that the needle woulid get per
fectiy hot front fraction. I feel conlldeni I could
not aave ione the Eaie work with as intch ease
and Ho well with tany other nachine. No time lost
inI adjustinag attachiments. The lightest luniiag
maachino I have ever treailei. Bruther Jamiaaes and
Wiliamas' famIulies lire as nuch pleased with their
Davis Machines bought ot you. I want lao better
iachmie. As I Paid borre, I don't think to)
imuch can lie said for tie l)aviW Machitne.
RCH ect fully,
Fairlinid County, April, 18,3
MR. BOAGO: My iciaie gives ime perfect satis
faction. I ind ito fault withli t. The attachmnets
are so sinple. I wisht for no better than the Davis
Miuts. it. Mii.t.,su.
E airlieit coulinty, A pril, 1sa3.
1i t. ISoAU: I aougnt at tavi4 Vertical FeeA
ewaing Machiue fromt youn four years ago. I ai
elighteil with it. it never hiss given tie any
rouule, and has never been the least out of order.
It is as good as when I Iirst bought it. I canl
cheerfully reconmenil it.
MRs. M. .J. IKL.A N1.
lont h'ello, A pril 30. 188:1.
Ilia is to ct'Iy iat I have been uisatug at iLoYs
Vertili Feed Sewing Machine for over tw tyears,
purchased of Mr. J. 0. Boag. I haven't fotail I
p,3ssessett of any fault--all the attachimenlts are so
su ple. It never reftases to work, antd is certainly
1th ightest ratng it the maarkel. I consider it
a first class inachine.
Very reslpect fully
tM atklan, Faliialli county, S. C.
AMat ISOA : I ala watu pleatat all every l.triuitl
wihh the inavis Machite otight of yoi. I think
a ItrMt-cias iacilne lit every respect. You kiow
you sold several machins of thu sa1ne make to
dialerent miemibers of our famtailes, all of whoni,
as far as I know, are well pleased with thei.
Mas. NI. I.oi.Ev.
lPairield coanity, April, iS:t.
. Tis Is to certiy we nlave Ia I lit coiitia:t use
the Davis Matehtine bought of you about three years
ago. As we take in work, and have muade fite
pr e of it several inies over, we don't walt atny
better maclhiae. It is always reay to(o atty kianl
of work we liave to do. No puckeringor skipplig
ltieliqles. We ca aonly say we are well p.ewaci
tanat wlash 1ao better nachmaae,
Alirlt 25, ls-:3.
I have no lattit to liad WitIt my III toc:a ni*, anti
don't walnt ainy better. I have im tole the price of
it Hevera Litiaes by takin.f Iln sewlig. It is at svamy.
ready to do its wot-k. I tiink it at altrs-alass iiat
chine. I feel I cana t say to-j niuci for tIle I).tyi
Vertleal Feed Machine.
M at-. 'it iia As M m.aIt.
Fairfield county, Aaaril, 1s33.
Mit. J. 0. B1oAo-Dtar Sir: it I'v m0 Ille In act
pleasure to teslify to the merits of the Dals Ver
ticat Feed 8ewing Machulae. The ma - nine I got of
you about live years ago. has beei aliost lit coan
stant minc over alIcO L thattme. I Camnot aee that.
It is worn alty, atnd has not colt, mae one centt for
reptamrs sinen we huve had its Aan wvell please.i
anad ton't wrish tor aiay iheltea.
iOnaT. UK iwPOntIi
Giranite Qtlatrry, naear- WViinsboro 8. U.
We hitve ual tihe Davis Verlical i e sving
Machmite foar time last hive years. We w a>tld ita
have any othier make att aany pirace. 'Thie aim cine
has givela us tinbatutadeat eatasfactilon.
Very resptect fually,
* ~~~~Na. WV. K. Tl'inNit Astp D)Attawrl'ca
miavmrg tblighlt a Davia V'ertl eIked NC .vmig
Mitahine froim Mr. J. 0. Haag soin tharee years
aigo, and14 it tiavinag givent me perfect, satisfaction int
every respect its a itullly amcninae. bothI for hem y
andta light so wing, aini niever naeeet ine leasat te
phair lit anty wvay, 1 calmn ateerfuahly recoatmtenitI to
anty one a-s a tlrst-cass miacheaa. In every parat icu
lair, ani thik It seconda to anone. II. is otto o1 tthe
ainaptest machtines tmadte; mty chtltirent uae it, wita
talt etase. 'Tile atttatdantlents are maore eaailty ad
jus.tedl andt at uae, a atgreater ranage of woak by
mteanis of ats Vemrtia m'eet thlan any othter ma-.
chine I have ever sceen or uisead.
Winnstboro, Firtlebl countty, 8. ('.
WVe hamve latntioneoof tile D~ays Mtatcitines abot,
foutr yearsa iand htave always founad It ready to dio all
kinds of wora we halve il otcitcain to alo. Canl't
see tihat, tile iamahina is wrorna any, atnd wrorkLa als
well its whena ntew.
NiB-a. .W. J. UltA w ouu p
Jlai*ksont' Creek, Fatirhilid count v, 8.'tU.
Mty wife is htighaly lasedl with tile lItvis Mat
chinte bought, o1 you. Shte would nlot taike dlotble
whatt su0 glave for- it. 'tiae mlaaina ets notL
beena out of order since alte hiad it, aund she cani doi
anay kiatd of work oia it.
JA9l. I'. FttKx,
MIont Ieello, Fatlilchi counity, H. U.
TIhe D~avisu Hewatng NMahine is silytll a bras
toe Mtis. JT. A. tlo009wyN.
itidgewaiy, N. C., ,Jan, 10, Isal.
J,) iloa, E'sq., Ageant--Dear Sir: My wire
hasoenl usintg ia Dhavi Sewing Miachaitne contst ant
botught. Site sasIt wloagetrrneo
practiaal woark lnd (d0 at easier atial bet'er thati
anuy mnactilno she nas ever' used, Wo chleerfutlly
rCommalliend II aaPt No. I famIly iiachinlre,
W nshto' ., Jatu. It, 1883.
Mi B. )iOAo : 1 hlave always foundat ity Davia Ma
cline reatdy do alt kiinds o114) work I havea htada oc
* atsion tod10. I catamot Ree thast tile aItahinie is
. wornt a pahrtlcle ai It works ats weal as witen new.
Maus, It. U. lootmso.
Wiinnsboaro, S. 4., A pril, 188:1,
MHa. HJOAC: My wlfe hiss beaten aonstanitly uinltg
thae Diavas Match in tabougtt of you abotut lIre years
ago. I have never regretted buayaug It, as at is
aliways ready for any in d of fatt iy sewing, eithter
neav or lignt,. Julia never OUt of fix or nleedinag
- Very respectrfuly,
A. W. L.ADD.
Fairfld, S. C., llareh, 1988.
ON TIlE BE ACJI.
I clasped ill 1ne her tenler hand, 4
And side by side, with loitering pace,
And patshig Romietimes, face to face
We wandered slowly on the strand. a
We left bebind a laughing crowd
We felt no need of conpnny; I
-Uurselves, outr thoughts, tite beach, thle
'The clear blue lIleavetis that o'er us howed, 81
Made us a perect ollt uile,
WN'lhero all withi peace anld Joy was filled
W here jarring fears and care were st illed(
And spet-cli were int<!rruption ride.
So on wo waniIdere,1, halid it hand.(,
O'erglad to be to each s ne: r.
So hoart-content, so fonsd a ild Ilear,
Alone upon that pleasant straul. 0
And when our footsteps were ret hael, it
The eomiradtes we luad left belil d ri
Exclaimel: "WNell, wha s 11p)n Y .
Old4 boy? WNhat fancies have you chasedl
While wandtering slowly atud aloite'.' i:
Yott are not wont to stroll away: t(
What Ido thle wild waves say to-a
By 114 Iti ailled anld tuktinowi?" 'N
I Smniled. 'lhey couAld inot see thme l11a14 i
I clasped Ill ille, the upti lrul J lcite: a1
h'leir duller eyes biehl i10 I ratce a
Of lit tle foot lrints inl tile satid.
But that sweet, hour along t1h4e so I el
Will never vaiiish fron mny heart,
Wlewd, silentt, froi all else apart, n
I walked with uIIseenI CollpIy.
AN AFFAIR OF J[O:Nu, g]
Tito lot rays of it July sti cane .1
down with uncomfortable intensi ty I
upon tile glaring white sand of tihe o
beach, as a somewhat flashily-attired tl
young itian shielded himself with an t
unbrelha, and watched the more active w
specimens of ituIaintity(di;porting thei. tl
selves ill tile brine, which was Ctosse(l
rather tumultuously by strong southerly 114
"Iy gracious!1" ie nititteredat length:
"That girl in the bliue-bathing suit had hI
better be a little more carei'l; she'll w
get beyond her depth.I' fr
And 1he took at few steps inearer to a
the bathers-iostly females, one of (
whom, a little distance f rom the rest, l
seemed decidedly venturesome, the re. lit
ceding wives foriing a dangerous
"There!-I thought so!" lie cried ,
flinging away his umbrella and dashing
across tihe narrow strip of sand, as a
cry of alarmi rose upl) from tile water, g
and a ble-clad form disappetired from
sight, drawt uider by the backward sa
riuih (f the waves. all
Ile met the next incoming wave, but p1
succeeded in getting beyond it, as a it
white face appeared in sight and ai pair
f plump arms were behd despairingly to
Loward him. al
He was a stroig simmoriita, a,. of
of hi olathiig, winchl impeded 'himt r
sollewhat, managed to reach and
grasp the imperiled maiden ere the t
saline waters closed over her agaitn.
His heart throbbed, as her arms
clutched about his neck, and it seemed n
altogether probable that they would h
perish together; but he broke from her ci
clingig grasp, itn a measiire, and bat- a"
tied manfully with tile turbulent ele- b
mielit, so successfully that the next 11
breaker laded them, breathless and h
exhausted, upon the beach-in at safe fe
position, if not a graceful one. sit
"'You should keep within the protec- It(
tion of the life-lines," enjoined tile
rescuer, as lie assisted the half-stran- CN
gled damsel to her feet. se
And at moment after sile appeared in P1
at bathing house, leaving him to cast t
rueful glances at his ruiiied clothing i
and wonder who the pretty girl was a
whom 11e ilad saived. s
And then 110 realized thlat lhe was di
liatrehleaded, his hat havitng disappeared1 9
mn thle hungry maw of the water-s, that "
rolled and1( tumbled, als thlought seeking "~
mlore suibstanitial victims.
In an incredibly short space of time "
the dloor of the little box openled again,E
and1( a bewvildering ision~ of hovolines 3~
burst upon01 himi, and iln pla1ce of tile t
fl-antic, teotr-strickenl gtrl of a few "
nmomnts betome, ihe boehold a stylishlly- b)
dr-essedl yotung lad~y, her- ambeihr-brown
eyes shinting w~iith mlir'th anld her fatce ft
towvard iml. hi
"I. am11 exceedintgly grauteful," she ci
said, ill at cleatr, low voice, '"and feel e1
thlat I mnuist aipologizo for blein~g theo fa
s9ource' of so mitch inconlvenience to 0J
you. I had n1o thougiht tihat tile watter
haid sucih p)owr"'-anld sile dre0w up1)
her pretty shoulders with a slight, ri
shiver, ams sho gazed a't tile inicomling d1
'"Oh-i-please donl't, menCtion it,'' LI
stamtmored tile younlg 1man1, who wais fi
little used to ladies' society, bowing 0
his hlatless5 heatd an~d fumibling ill his
vest pocket, from wvhich hto drewv a t
picCO of dIrenched pasteboard upon11 1
wihicht sile couhl j ust dieciphier-:
"1 1am1 fr-om tihe 'Ihub' mlyseif,'' she
said, laughingly, 1her whiite4 teethl gleami
nag between hter ripe-red lips; and1( her0
shapoly hand drew for-i th ilny catrd
catse, tromi wicih sheo aibstraicted a dalinty
bit of enameled bristoi-boar-d, bearing
"Miss Olive Orr-ington, hb
Ellington avenue, Boston."
''Te heart between Peter Filmore's bI
satur-atedi vest gave at quick thlrob as ihe t
glanIcedl at thne caird anid recognnizedi tile v
aristocratic locatlity iln whiichl shle lived.
"1Ithope, iss Orrin~gton, you wvill r'
receive 110 ill effects from yourt imm~ler- t
And thent lhe stopped0( confiusedly, as a
tihl rr taugh rippledi from her full lip)s,
"Excuse 1me, but theore is little dlanger t
of that, as I wvas alreatdy ill the watter;
bitt I feairmost disastroutsconsequences f
wottld have ensuned butt for youtr timely la
tissistanico. Yotu ate the one wiho) have
suffered," aund site hooked commiiser- f
ailively at hais drenolchedl attire and1( til- e
coveredl head, a
''Never Imlid thtt "'ite said, picklutg I;
iup Is umbrella, wltich had1( been roll- lI
ing about on the sand. "1 can1 shtelter d
miy defenceless head1( ith this, and I a
have other hats at the htouse where 1 1
am stopping. Ilave you friends her'e?"
"Not alny," shte r-eturnied, "I am 1
stopping at the hotel yonder."
"And T nm bhan-dngant a mriva t
1se just over tle lill,'" lie afsweredl,
i she stopped and looked inquiringly
L him; "and I consider myself very
>rtunate in making your acquaint
ace, eveli iider sitch adverse circumn
It was the most gratidiloquent speech
u had ever made, but he felt amply
!paid by the bright smile with which
ie rewarded him, aniid as he sat in his
[iarding-houise that evening ai nameless
Irill peyvaded Is being to which lie
id hIretofore been i stranger.
It had been the custom of Peter
'ilmoro for a number of years past to
1rOW aside the ditties of life onice in
1e 12 months, anld for a few weeks at
ast to be a gentleman of leisure. IIis
mcupationi was the hard auid rather
uroinantic one of blacksmith and ear
age-ironer; but. ie possesse(l a soul
JOve that of the Commol Vulical, and
hen the sunuer days grew warm and
liny, the leatherit apron was cast
ide, and behold the grub was a but
rily. The savings of a year were
Ierally consuimied in these annuiual
creatiois, and when they terminated,
. would go peiiiiless back to the shop
ld patiently Sm1ite the glowing iloni
id await the next respite from slavery.
But that night a new ilpulse was
'ceping into his brain, and aniother
ore coimen(able had found lodge
ent in his heart. The latter feeling
as admiration for the fair young girl
had rescuied, and it warined and
owed and lighted i) his lihoiest. not
hiandsome face, as lie thoight ot her
milimg graciousness ai1( apparent
liviousness to the fact, that lie was
ily a lard-handed son of toil. And
is thought only helped to augnient I
e other, for something seemed to be
hispering to iim that if lie could win j
e heart of this confiding maiden, lie
ight thereby lift himself above the i
cessity of earning his bread by tle I
,eat of his brow.
All throught the night these thoughts
mnted him, and visions of plminip,
lite arms, a fair, frightened face,<
nined in the whirling water of an 1
gry sea, a dainity, trim maidell, with
Nvy lips and a mischievous aliit in j
r-bright eyes, thronged im lipoli his
full slumbers, and the next afternoon
dressed hInseif carefully ill his
ither" best suit, for his wardrobe was
t exceedingly ample, and strail
wn iponl the beach.
Miss Urrington was there, awl
ceted him vith childlike frankness.
"I have been looking for you," she
id naively, as she gave hiimi her hand, 1
d poor Peter was vanluiished com
-tely as tle strong, yet gentle clasp of I
r fingers closed ufion his.
"I shall not venture into the water
-day," said tile lady, as they satutered I
mg the sand and watched the antics
tile tl 1 est1N% lEy. - w r
Shie did not look inl the least dis
rbed, and when they parted Peter
inore felt that lie was a doomed
in, for lie well knew that, under ordi
ry circumstances, his case was as
peless as it could well be. How gra
)Is, ani-d sweet and smiling she was,
(I how different a creature a city
lle was from what he had imaginedI
r laugh had such a wholesome,
arty ring in it, and she wis so unaf
:ted in her manner, while in years
e could scarcely, as yet, have exceeded
Again that night lie sat as lie did the
ening before and wrestled with him
If, At one(, moment her evident
asire in his company lifted him to
e hightest piliacle of happiness, and
en lie would be plunged in the deepest
yss of misery as a dingy blacksmith
01), with its glowing forge and heavy
udlgery rose upj before him anid seemed
standh betwveen himiiself and the siinil
g object of his niewvly awakened
Th'le place where he had met his fate
ais a rather secluded seaside resort, ini
itern New Eniglanid, and as lie
inecd in the company of Miss Orring
ni (lay after day, lie deternmined to
in lier, If possible, let the consequenices
whlat they wvould.
lie had developed of late a wonde r
.1 liking for feminIne society, mnd siur
isedl himself at. the ease witih which
gluded into the~ ways of the hitherto
marme .1 circle; for t houi lhe was an
itire novice in such nmters, lie wvas
irly wvell readt aind above thle average
So 0110 eveing late mi Jutly, as the
a lay like a huge miirroir in thle soft
Ltdianice of tihe silver mnonlighit,, lie
cojpjed1 the oars wvhich lie had been
ying wvitlh unusua(l vligor, and alowed
1e boat to (drift, over the glassy suir
tce, urullien by the slightest, Hymp1~tom
I~is comfpaion was looiking dtreamlily
>ward time shote, from wich strains of
music and sounds of aughteor floated
ko echoes from fairyland.
"Isn't this~ detlicious,"' said Miss
rringtoni, turnminug her radianit face
>wardi him. "It, seems as thloughl I
31u1( live out, my life ini such a stale
f beautitude as this."
A strong hand1( seemedl to grasp the
uroat of the young man.
"It is heaven On eagth," lie aniswered,
1 a low, almost hoarse tone.
The strange sound~ (if iis voice start
"Are you sick?"' she said, reachling
er hanid toward 11111 fronm the seat ini
:1e stern of the little boat. "Y our
oice seems to sound so strangely.
'"No, .1 am v'ery wvell, indeced,"' he
3tuurned, wvith an (effort, "bhut, I was
liinking how sooni these leasant, (lays
T1hie oppressed feeling camne sudd1(enl y
1)0n her, andi~ her rosy cheeks plled in
"'I hiad nuever tho~ughit, of that, she
iltered, "It seems as though we had
nown each other a lifetime.'"
Amid the looik in lier face mnade himi
arget, everytihig; and, at the risk of
aplsizimig the frail craft he threw him
uhf on his kiiees before her, and clasped
or hand, whichi he devoured wvith his
IsSes; while the stern of the bioat sank
COp in the tranquil water wvhich
plashed in over the s1(1e, and Iroumght
im to his senses somewvhat.
"D~on't you knowv how mutch I have
>Vedl ycu, Miss' Orrington?" he whis
ered passioniately, as though fearful
hat prying ears mught hear him, spit
of the scClusin of the waters. and her
low answer asstired hi that ils ).s
sion was rettrned.
And liotir after hour passed heedlessly
by, and the moon cast many an adino.
ishing glaice backward at then as she
retired to rest behind the hill-tops, ere
they realized the lateness of the hour,
and the happy Peter, who eivied not
the angels, onee more seized the oars
and ptiled his proelosl.1 freight shore
Bill the reaction came is soon as he
once more sought. i!: pillow, and lie
Imoanied iml agony as hi thought of' the
cruel gulf that hiy betweeln himself and
the girl whom Ihle worsIipped;, for the
thoughts of bettering himself by the
alliance 11:1 all given ;plaeo to the onie
engrossing idea of possessing her.
0110 device and anot' er was hit upon1
and thrown a.side a., 'impracticable,
and when morninlg caie lie seemed no
nearer to a solution than before; but
diuriing the aily, lie coiijured up a path
way ot of tle dileiia, which, though
not honorable, lie felt assured would
it leaIst brinig illtters.to aI crisis.
That eveiiiiig lie told hir a story of
how his parmts wore set; upon his
narrying a girl for wlom lie had niever
Lntertailned tihe slightest alfect ion, and
tlen, as his well-nigh hopeless love
idded fervor to his words, lie urged
her to marry him immediattely, so that
tiis question might be settled beyond
ill dispute; an1d the girl, who was
trembling with emotion, to his inlinite
Tneir arrangements were of the sim
lest possible chiaracter, and twenity
our hours afterward the guests asse5m
led inl the hotel parlor to witness ti v
inprompti Illri'iage, though all day
Jug a horror of what be was doing iad
)een creeping over Peter Filmore, chill
ng his heart and palilg his Isuually
And now, as tihe hour drew near,
md he vent to m-vet the guileless, coni
iding girl, lie felt more like a eon
ieienied felon going to his executionl,
,ban a prospective bridegroom.
His eyes devoured her hiiiuiigrily.
le noted her dimpled shoutlders that
,leained like ivory above the dainty
Uuslini drees she wore, with the knots
>f flowers and( simple adornilnients that
;o elianced her beauty, for n1o jewels
hone upon her fair person; and then,
Lt the ilat iimoment, his 1inanhilOOL as
erted itself, and be begaed for a mo
nelit's private conversation with her.
A look of horror gleamed in the
irown eyes of the girl as they stood
lone in1 at side-room. She seemed al
nost faiiltil)g, and grasped a chair for
upport as he leaied tovard her, with
et lips and the impress 4of death upon
"Miss Orrington, f cannot ma1rry
le, iftIsUt,*$ .%r 19\
vlhile the deceived girl salk into the
hair and sobbed piteously.
"I would have illde you a good
vife,"' shei moaned, as Peter gasped for
)reath and tottered back and forth
"BI3it, 1 amlt only it bhiacksnith and
lave nmothing but, iiny trade to depend
11on1. It wouli take nearly lmiy last
lollar to pay the clergymni," he said,
It length, pausing before the weeping
Kirl, "alnd I cam10iot wedT O1' so falr
Miss Orrington sprang to her feet
Lnd bounded forward. Her arms were
Lbout his neck, her tear-bedewed face
vas pressed to his, while t( words she
ittered seemed to conie from the depths
A 1her tender, girlish heart:
"Oh, Peter, Peter! I ai so glidI I
ull niothiig but a ladies' iniail, 1n1d1 .1
-hought I woli triy to (10 this sinimuer
1s my13 mistrless does; but if we love each
>thier what do0 we iare( 1for mioniey? I
shioughit youi were going, to cast mne off
Jecauise of my13 poverty!''
N ever a hiappier bridegrooin t han
t'eter F'ihinere led his bhtshing bride to
,hie altar, alb~eit the guests had becomue
somnewhmat imlpatienit at the (delay3; anid
the honest b)lacksiniith is as proud of his
t idy3 home and piret ty wifec as ever was1
I pirin~ce of hiis gorigeous palace anid
Plarh~l e.xpressiens100 are li very'
signhiennt. "l1 saw three dozeni lights
of all colors,'' or some1 similar expres
sion, may13 frequently be heard from
Lpersons whlo 1had( received violent blow~'s
on the hleadl or face. Under the influ
ence of shocks of this kind, the ey'e
really seems to see infInite numiibers of
sparks. S3hocks of' a certaini class im1
pre(~ssed upon0 the nerivous sys5temi seem
to have the faculty Of piroduicing phe1
noimena of light. This remark has been
suiggestedl by the facts which we are
about to relate, which 1lead us8 to sup1
pose that soniorouis v'ibrationis are suis
ceptible in certain cases of pr'ovoking
lumliinous5 senisatiouts. There aire, in
fact, persons who( are enidowed with
such sensibility that they cannlot hear
a sound1( without at the same11 tilune per
ceiving colors. Each soundil to thema
has1 its peclhiar' color; this word corres
1pond(s with red, and1( that, one wvithi
green, on10 niote is blue, and1( aniothier is
hearing,'' as the Eniglish cahl ift, hals
beeni hithlerto little observed.
Dr Nussbaumi1er, of V ienna,~ alppears
to hiw~e beeni thle first person w~ho took
serious notice of it. While still a
child, wh'len playing one day wvith1 his
brother, striking a fork against a glass
to hear the riniginig, he d1iscov'ered that
11e saw~ colors at, the same11 timie thaIt he
per-ceived thme sound; and1( 50 wehl did lie
discern th~e color thlat, wheni hie stopped
his eairs, lie could d1iin by it how loud
a soundii thle fork hats prodluced. His
brother 1also had(1$ simdar explerienlces.
D r. .Nulssbamner was afterwardl able
to add1( to his own observations nearly
iden~tical (ones made(1 by aL meldicl stu
dent ini Zurichi. To this young man.
mus15cal notes were translated by cor
tain fixed colors. Th'1e high notes in
duIcedl clear colors, amnd the low notes
(dul1 0one8. More recently, M. Pecdrono,
ani ophithahnologist of Nantes, has ob
servedl thle same1 pecullarities in one of
--The cultivation in Florida of thle
'aanmhm.i tree Is snggnstn.
AMark Twain went to Elmira last
Siiniiier to finld ait quiet place to write.
ie became somewhat out of health, and
one day recently he was interrupted by
the faily physician, who called to
make a friendly visit. Into his sympa
thetic car vas poured the tile of the
Iumrist's woes, and after a moment's
consultation lie remarked:
"Clemens, what you need is exer
With I look of gentle reproach which
soon changed to anxious 11nnfocelce, the
hero of many an experience of rough
ing it (in pictures) and tramps at homue
and abroad (on paper), made reply:
.'"Well, that's all right, but who's go
ig to do it for me? You see," he con
tinnted, "the men on tbe plae are all
busy, and the children ain't big enough
to accomplish anything a(d-''
"You must do it yourself !" was the
professional stop put to his d emur.
"1Do it myself ? Ilow in thunder do
sou expect-why, what caln I do? There
lln't a good poker player oil tis hill
and the hammock broke down yesler
(lay, so I can't use that-"
".No, 110,'' interrupted the doctor,
".yo11 must have active, exertive exer
cise; something that looks like work
you know I You canl walk down town,
"Hold on, yo-.t'-e struck it," exclaim
ed.*Mark. "I'll chop wood 1''
"Best thing you can dfhi," said the
doctor, as lie took his leave. "It brings
into play so ir'any varied muscles, ex
pands the chest, deepens the inspira
Lion and siperinduces a more bountiful
oxygenation by the beautiful process of
enioosimlosis and exosimosis, aind lience
the red corpusles-''
".llere, have a cigar," said Twain,
pushing a box eifore him, "'and let, up
You intsnlt sinoke. yot k now,"
the doctor slid, as he ~picked out a
"Oh I no, I've stopped smoking,
said Twain, as he carefully placed a
sheet of copy paper over the three old
stiumps and a brier pipe. "I found
that it disagreed with my family long
The doctor departed, and 'leiens,
With a glow of renewed health already
shining in anticipation on his brow,
took one of the farm hands from the
harvest field and sent hin to town after
a new axe. lie returned with the tool
bright-bladed, sharp-edged. Finally,
thinking he had the hang of the thing
Clemens had the man hitch ilp and
drive up the road about a mile to a
piece of woods. The members of the
family went with him to look for flow
ers and berries while i he chopped. Ar
riving at the desired spot, lie carefully
took out the axe, unwrapped the old
stunipof atldlltilC. -'in e ."r 1Yinly
wandered away,picked one or two flow
ers, and then hastened back, as they
heard him shout their nimes.
"I've dlone enough for to-day," lie
said, as they came near. They saw
four blisters on his liands and a piece
of new leather shining on one of his
boots, but no wood lying aronid. How
ever, they said nothing and went
iolime ; the hired nian carrying he ax.
That evening, sitting on the piazza,
applying arnica to his hands, lie said:
"'It s hard work, blit I'm going to
keep it up 1 It's splendid excreise, and
just see how it has built up other great
men I Why, you know, Greeley pro
longed his life many years by chopping
at Chappaqua, and Gladstone is alive
yet and making things hot inl Egypt
by reason of the benelicial results of an
hour's chopping every (day. You wait
a monith and see me I I'll be able to
fight Tiug Wilson and row Courtnecy
and out talk Becechier."
All this was several (days since. Cle
mns noticedh his nmew axe lying whlerei
he had left it on his return from his in
itial trip), its brightness changed to re
proachafuol rust. Conasciee smote himi.
HeI would resume exercise. Hie woul
attack anew the monarchs of the forest.
ie wouild acqulire muscle. So he bold
ly mnarchied for the same piece of woods
and1( began operations on the (1hl pine.
Bunt a few mninutes had elpsed before
a six-fooiter appeared before hunii andt
the following colloquy ensued:
'"Now, you skin right out o' here
young man ii TJhese is imy woods, and
you'll learnu to let, folkses proIperty
alone after l'm through with ye ! G it,
Searcing on his forehead for an imi
aginary bead of sweat, Twain glances
dulbiously at the enraged bucolic, and
" Well, wh-wat--seemis-to-- -
the' matter with you?'"
"'Matter,I'll shiow~ ye I TJryiin' to steal
my wood I'"
"U~nt, myi) good an, I 'lu't wiust
your wood I"
"'Then what are you cutting it for ?''
"Why, for exercise, that's all. Thle
"Ohi that's too LIn ii Exercise I
You lok like a man that, would (10
aniythinmg for exercise. Now (with re
niewed1 energy), you get right out o'
here I Right out,'' and the farmer
madle threatening advances.
"Bunt-but-look here, my good muau,
you donm't know who 1 aumi. You arec
talking to a
"Yes, I do know. You're that Cle
moens. I've heard about your being
here about four weeks ago, and I'ye
had my eye on you ever since I Now
(picking upi a pine root), you giL."
Clemens took up the axe,east a with
ering look oni the bucolic, and( sadhly
climbed out of the w~'od, over the fence,
and( out of danger, the voice of the en
raged landowner sounding in his ears
for some dIistance (down the roadl.
--It is estimiated1 that (300 boats are
engaged iniI i th fh business at, Cedar
--One hundred thiousand 'personas
findl emiploymenmt at fan mnakinig in .Ja
----warfs usually die of premature
old1 ago, It Is said, and giants of cx
-Rhode Island and D)elaware toge
thter are smaller than the Yellow stone
-It is proposed to raise the salary of
Philadelphia's Mayor from $5,000 to
$10,000 n. yenr.
-rho niottoienog sagueniay.
This river of deati of Saguenay, is
bottomless. You imight, if possible,
drain the St. Lawrence river dry, says t
Mr. Le Moine, the Canadian authority, '
and yet this dark, still river would be
able to float the Great Eastern and all
her majesty's ships of the line. "A I
bottomless riverl''sounds strangely new; i
indeed, were it not so 1 s!'ould not
trouble you or myself to mention it.
But this river is thus far imfathomed. t
It is full of counter currents, swift,
perilous il the extreme. As the vast,
red mo n comes shouldering lp) out of
the St. Lawrence away above toward j
the sea and stood there a glowing period
to a great day, we draw back from 9
Tadiusae, where the ancient chureli
sits in the tawnsy sand and scattering
grass,ancd, rounding a granite headland,
we slowly steaied up the silent river of t
death. It widened a little as we went s
forward, bit even its mile of water
looked narrow enough as ve crept iiup
between the great naked walls of slate e
and granite that shut out these dark I
waters from every living thing. On
the right. hind great, naked and mono- 1
tonous capes of slate and toppling 0
granite. On the left hand, granite and a
slate and granite, and all silent. all new j
and nuiide, as if just fallen half' fiiihed V
from God's hand. One mile, two miles, f
twenuty miles, and only tihe weary wall
of granite and slate; only the great a
massive monotony of niude and1 uncom- e
pleted earth. Now the walls would r
seem to close inl before us and bar all
possible advance. Then as we round- i
ed another weary and eternal cape of
overhanging granite, in its few fright- s.
ened and torn trees, tho dark way -1
would open before us. And ten, twen- r
ty, tiirty miles more of silence, gloom, i'
river of death. No sound. No sign of*
life is here. -similer or winter spring- q
time or amituini, all seasons alike, noq
bird, no beast, not even the smallest in- r
sect, save only a possible hoisefly that, v
may harbor in the steamboat and so be t
brought with you, is ever seen here.
This is literally the river of death. I h
know no spot like it on the face of this f
earth. Our deserts with their owls, o
horn-toads, prairie dogs, and rattle- .
snakes are populous with life in coli- c
parison. And yet this awful absence of
all kinds of life con not be due to the n
waters. Tlhey are famous for fish of the sl
best, kiid. The aitr is certainly delicious. n
But all this vast' river's shore is as 0
empt y of life as when "darkness was .i
11pon1 the face of the deep.'' it
And 11o man las settled here. For
nearly 100 miles not a sign of man is
seen. You seem to be a sort of Colum
bus, as if no man had ever been here
before you. At every turn of a great a
granite cape these hines rhymed inces
salt ly in imly ears:
Upon that silent sea.
An liour past midnight and we near
ed the central object of the journey.
Cape Trinity, a granite wall of about b
2,000 feet, which inl places literally
overhangs tlie ship. Our captain laid
the vessel closely against the monolitn, i
and for a momeiit rested there. We i
seemed so small. The great. steamer
was as a little toth held out there in the
hollo.' of God's hund..,
No sound anywhere. No sign of life,
or light, save the mooi, that filled the
canyon witl lier silver and lit the amber I
river of death with a tender and an al- c
huring light. No lighthouse, no light
from the habitat ions of moan far away
on the mountains; only the stars that I
hui1ng above us, locked in the stony hl0- Ip
iets of their everlasting hills.
"WTho is ti hIs gen themni ithatt papia
calls a daisy?"'
"lle is a baull player, liy dear'."' U
"But paipa said lie lad a 'p~het~ne- C
nal curve,' atia that they couldni't hit
'"Bht,, miaima, lie stood up stiraighit,
and I didii't see aniy one try to hit, a
"Papau mieant. the hall, mny dear'."'
"Yes, imainnua, but I dlicl't, see the
"'N ci ther (could( t~he bat IierIs, myi) dleari." 3
"'But whlat makes eveiry one tailk
about himi and call him a 'd'aisy'?' ''
'"Because lie's the ne0w pitcheri firoii
Clhicago, w~hoin the iiinager of the
citib has j ust secuired at $1.000 ai sea
"lint0 is lie o1 v'eiy smart, oammauw?"'
'"Only3 as a pitcher."'
"Buht can't lie really wm'ite Ihis ow
"'So they say, my1~ (ear.'
''A nd yet, they give him S3,000J?"
"Yes, amy dtear."
"When I grow up eani't I lie a piterm,
"Could I get $3,000y"
'Aild iotd havye to( leari'n to read or'
wr it (?"
Fvem'y coilliiune, every uliru is governi
(d just the way it wants to be. Th'le
Russian nmir is the per'fect, realization of
the pierfect, communem drieamned of by
cer'taimi Occidenital socialists. The pro
perty' of the commune is inii~sible,
mal as echl has always more land than
it is possible to cultivate, a regular coil
ference is held every year and a dlecision
made as to wvhat par't of the soil shall
be plantedl and wvhat, piroducts shall be
cultivatedl. Every soul in the village is
eimplloyedl in the w~or'k and after harvest
the profits are equally dlliied. The
"mnir"' has the p~rivilege of banishing
lazy or wvorthiless chiaracter's. If a crime
be commhuitted all thle inhabitants are
held responsible until the guilt-y party is
found. Ini the same way every member
of the commnitliy is hold resp~onsible
for' the p~ayment of' taxes. But in prac
tice things (do not run so smoothly by
any means as the theory of the system
might lead one to suppose. 'There are
plenty of lazy folk, turbulent and dani
gerous characters, ambitious men, and
over all these tower the employes of the,
central government, who rule tyranni
cally and make the peasantry pay them
hecavilly for overlooking certain things
or preteniding to Ignore deficinies.t
Tho Oyster's Trunk.
Said Prof. Rice, of New York. "I
Vill show You the proboscis of an oys.
er, something rarely seen except by
cientists experimenting like myself.
(ou see in this little bowl of water
omethi ig that looks like a piece of thin
cale, with a fraginent of subatance to
b. all the size of a lady's finger nail:
vell, that's an infant oyster. about a
iioith old. I will now place it under
he microscope, and you will then dis
over the proboscis. "
I n a moment the professor had adjust
d the lens, and the reporter looked.
te at once drbew back in horror and
rasped for the table. The professor
miled. Through the tubes of the
nicroscope the reporter gazed again,
nito a wide sea, wherein lay a hideous
ionstor,and froiis indescribable body
here rose a great serpentne coil which
wayed hither and thither as if search
tig for a victim.
"We are not certain of the functions
f the proboscis yet, but think that,
ke an e elphtant's trunk, it is made use
f to catch and pass the food to the
touth. When the oyster is flve months
1d it loses its proboscis; that is, it is
bsorbed and becomes part of the lips.
will now show you the main artery
-eich helps the oyster's heart to per
>rnm its proper functions."
Again the glass wasadjusted. "You
!e that dark line which contracts and
nlarges dontinually; that is the artery
Aferred to." To the reporter the artery
>oked to be at least an eighth of a mile
i length and as large around as a log.
"We will now look at the heart;
>metines it doesn't appear to beat. but
guess this bright morning it will be
ght. Alh I yes, there it goes beautiful.
The reporter's eyes had now become
uite used to both the ocean and its
ueer inluthbitant, and soon his eyes
,sted on a throbbing mountain. There
as something fascinating about thu
Ii robbing of the centre of life.
"I have comted the pulsations of the
eart," said the Professor, "and it ran
'omit thirty-five to fifty a minute; that
I' a fill-growt oyster (oes not heat
Sfast. I will niow show you its tenta
Again the lens was adjusted and the
konster examined, and from Its sides
,retched away out into the sea were a
uimber of long arms, bot without hands
r fingers, and the monster kept
retchiug them out anid pnlling thenm
Making a Start.
" miin oil iy way ist and have
bout three hours In which to see De
'it," said a stranger yesterday to a
o liceman on Jefferson avenue. "1
A~AJ1)i9iY1U ,:jghk.,ioKv Lhen,, you
ient in the country?"
'Ah! Exactly-exactly. And the
cst police force?"
"Jtist as I expected-exactly. This
1, of course, one or i tie healthiest cities
I the world?"
"Ah-ves. You have a noble river
t yo"r doors?"
"We have, sir."
"E xactly-I piresuied as much. You
ave churches and schools for all, of
"Exactly-of course. Taxes are
mw, the local governmont efllcient, and
Iw and oider prevail in all directions?"
"i.supposed so-yes. T1hme city is im-.
rovimg, and is certain to become a
"That's wvhat we think"
"Of course----of course. You have
ure air, goodi water and fmeedom front
'E xactly-exacly--just as I suppos
0. T1hey said the same in Ilufalo,
~levelamu, Cintcininati, Chicago, Indian.
polis and Milwaukee. If you will now
av'e the kindness to direct mec to a flye
(eit, barber shop I will enjoy a shave
ud( then'see the city. With the start
on have giveni me I cani not fail to do
ott just ice.''
strange lInppeautuga In an old Church.
Years ago at Yarmouth, Me., one
uiet Sabbath whtile the preacher held
ortht tupon the ruin of unbelievers, and
lhe congregation slutmbered peaceftully
it thmer hight-backed poews, a signal gun
w as heard from the Princes Point St
ion. Another sharp report followed
oud still another. Tme minister did
ot, wait for tihe "fifthly" In his dhis
~oursre, but diashied down the pulpit
tir's and joinied the excited people out
ide. From their commanding situta
ion they saw a strange craft sailing
ip Casco Bay. it carried no colors.
Phtey could see no men on. its deck.
A fter a hurried consultation it was
lecided to send ant armed deputation
to Prince's Point to find out the mis
'tioni of the mysterious vessel. The
womein and children, with a few men
for dhefenise, remained on the htill, while
the heroic band marched down to the
point amid waitedl the arrival of the
'ttranger. An hour passed and they
retutrned(. Th'le bark was-a schtooner
fr'oim downl the coast which had sailed
ump for timber! Th~e Chronicle tells
)nly thme bare story, btut with a grain of
fatcetioutsness as if the humor was evi
tIent enough without any coimments,
It dloes not attempt to acecount either
for the fall of the plasterinig in the
me church at the very moment whent
the parsoni, a gloomy main with a sono
rous voice and pessimistic views of life,
was enlarging on the passage, "Blow
ye the trumpet! Babylon shall fall
omd become heaps," but simply says
that "the people thought the end of
the wvorld had come ana did leave the
meeting-house in great distraction, in
uring a woman seriously by tramping
upon her in their haste to get out of
-Florida has seventy-one newspa
-Boston has 100 gallons of water a
day for each inhabitant,
--The domestication of buffalo calves
is being attempted In Arkansas.