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EDITION. WINNSBORO. S. C.. DACEMBER 15 1883.
FACE TO FACE.
Face to face I There's nothing like it
In this world of joy and woe I
Never shrinking, never halting,
Whatso'er may come or go.
Should a monster seen to threaten
Life and limnb, or peace of mind,
Face him with the eye of courage,
And a lamb-like too you'll find.
Thus it is, when, like a panther,
Creeping slandor comes apace;
Half his tales will melt and vanish.
When we meet him face to face I
Face to face with cares and ttials;
Face to face with wintry blasts
That may sorely wound and pain us
While the angry tempest lasts.
Face to face with truth and justice;
Never turning from the right
While we have a hand to work with,
And an eye to Aind the light.
Face to face with friends that love us
May we ever prove most true.
Face to face with joys above us
When lite's Journey shall be through.
THE lIAJOR'S UDO1IE.
The fair feminine society of Portvill
was much exercised in mind whe
Major Trixton bought the great brow
house across the park.
Year In and 7ear out that house ha
stood vacant. Summer suns had wove:
their threads of light through th
closed blinds; winter snows had plie4
their white drifts against the threshold
Some said the house was damp, ether
that it was haunted, yet others shrewdl
surmised that it was iv litigat.on, an
couldn't show a clean title.
But nobody knew anything for cei
tain), and wien Major 'I'rixtou bough
it, and an army of decorators, masoi
painters and upholsters took possessio:
of it, the interest and curiosity of Pori
villo was at the culninating point.
That the major was a bachelor wa
very certain. That lie was forty year
old, if not older appeared an incontro
vertible fict. 'Ihat lie was imniensel
rich, rather eccentric, and decidedly i
want of a wife, everybody inl tow
knew before the title deeds of the bi
house had been twenty-four hours i
the possession of the new owner.
"Yes," the major had averred, ser
ous.y, w.en facetiously challenged o
tihe subject by Mr. Miles Rideau, oni
of his most intimate friends. "I d,
want a wife. You may chaff about i
as much as you lplease but it don't alte
the lact. But I want a wife, not
bundle of giggle, and irizzes and Pari
"I'l introduce you to our firs
yotig ladies," said Mr. Rideau, cheer
tudy, "and then you can pick ano
choose for yourself."
A.. egl .o'W ~bihelor," said Ri
deau to himself. "He'll never marry
lie wants perfection, and there's no gn
living thatcan come up to his standard.
iie ladies, as a matter ot course
wcre much interested in the blull
brown, elderly major. Miss Seren"
Silver, whose grandfather had been
cmmodore. and whose genealogic,
tree had more branches than a star-nal
picked out the last gray hair from 114
tresses and plumed herself for conques
"He'll want a lady of undisputab
birth and position," she thought.
Alice Wood, the pretty dressmakel
assistant, pinned an extra bliush rose
tihe froi~t of her bonnut as she tripp
to and fro to iher work past the windoi
of the brown house.
"The old story of King Cophet;
and the beggar maid is often repeatii
itself," she thought. "And 1'm 11
quite a beggar.
While all the beauties in Portvt
brightened up their armor and prepat
to enter the lists.
Major Trixon went inito society, a
society was puzzled to know what
make of him..
"T1'welve shirts!" said Gertrude M
holding up 1her hands ini dismay.
"T welve shirtal" echoed Mrs. La
who was a pretty widow on promoti
".By, my dears," said Mrs. Hed
the mother of the two dimpled, vel'
eyed brunettes, "you nmust be r
"We're@ not, inapn;pa," said Berth
"He really dlid so, imumsey,"
"You see, Mirs. 11edge," expulai
!Krmiima Bruce, 'he hias foundet
hospital or poorhouse or something
West, and lie wants a box made ul
sendt to the poor people there. An'
has asked the yonuag lndies hereab
to contribute twelve shirts-one el
don't you see? Anid they must
piadle bytheir owni hands,"
"So rdicloll" said Mlar. He~dg(
"jiut old bachelors always do
their quips anid erauiks," said.
Lacy, complacently, as she remnemia
a garment or thme late lamnente" Li
wardrobe which she promised hersi
"do up" and paiss on to the Wei
paupers as a pilece of genuine (doni
4 "Well girls, you'll have to get
workboxes," saidl Mrs. iiedge.
"if it was worsted wvork, nowv,'
"Or Kensingtoni utich," a
n "But shirts! Whio ever heni
a irts?" said Gertrude. "Howevi
must all try. A rich ok(1 batch<
b .worth a few ilnched Lingers-ehm, g
But Erminaia Bruce, who had
lug for plain needlework, looked
disgust at the WVamsutta musli
cam d of buttons, and the coumpact
patterns on the table.
we 'mraay veninig's musci
~ ut it out, And the major Wvill
now that i didn't matte it my"
shirt, idqgeil Why, h'lbe exj
'us to scrub. floors and mav
powt. The hroW R hmonse l0 Vii
* p~t . piean to Le Indy of it withi
1)1 this odlilus drudgery.
3o AMiss Uruce, who was tall,
superb complexion, tlashing bla
* u~d ilgure like Diana's own, r
Sobnoxious materials and
awondeAo a little house around time
believed j\pale, dove-eyed young
d the ang$ in her first youth, as
fler these y5 ,, said Miss Bruce
capital and., a shirt made. Very
now. And you must make it cheap;
do you bear?"
Agatha Fontaine looked up, wist
"But, Erminia," said she, "I am
very much hurried just know. If you
could wait a week-"
"Very well," said Miss Bruce, with
a toss of her imperial head "then I'll
take my materials elsewiere. It's
always the way with you suffering
poor If oie takes you work you won't
do it, and then you come and tell us all
sorts of stories about your privations.
But mark my words, Agatha. if you
refuse to oblige me now I'll never
employ you again.
Miss Fontaine sighed softly. Five
years ago she and Erminia Bruce had
shared the same room in Madame de
Froulignac's fashionable boarding
schoolf and were inseparable friends.
But poor Harmon Fontaine had failed
in business and recklessly drawn a
razor across his throat, and here was
Agatha toiling for her daily bread, no
less than to supbort a delicate mother
and a litile brother who was ailing with
spinal complaint. And Erminia hau
listened with a patronizing air to
u Aagatha's humble request-for work.
"I will see what I can do for you she
had said slipping the rich rings careless
Iv up and down her fingers. "But
amateur needlework is never quite.up
to the mark. However, if you will
consider that in your charges--"
"I will endeavor to work well and
cheaply," said Agatha, meekly.
And after she was gone Erminia
y laughed exultantly.
"It's a regular stroke of good luck
for us mamma," said she. "Broken
down gentry aIwas work .well and at
And so when she turned coldly away
upon this occasion Agatha made haste
to detain her.
s "Leave the work, Erminia," said
Ssite. "It is true that 1 am very much
. hurried just at present, but you have
y been very kind to me, and I would not
I wLtingly disoblige you."
a "It must be hand-made," said Miss
Bruce, unrolling her parcel, and very
neatly, mind, and I will pay you fifty
. "Fifty cents!" echoed poor Agatha.
"Our usual charge is-"
3 ". don't care anything about your
usual chargel" said Erminia, impatient
t ly. "If you can't do it for fifty cents
you needn't (1o it at all."
And she rustled out of the room,
leaving a strong odor of "Bouquet do
Caroline" behind her.
("Isn't it strange?" said Agatha to
herself, in a sort of sotto voice.
"Isn't what strangef" said a pleasant
voice from the adjoining room. whara
Io a ma-Mu. -
"This is the third shirt I have had
brought me to-day to mpke," said
Agatha, "and all in a huiry. I shall
have to sit up till midnight-every night
and finish them.
"Indeed!" said Major Trixton.
a "One is from Miss Ida Hedge, and
d1 one from her sister Bertha," said Aga
Wta; "and now Miss Bruce-"
-Miss' Brnce,'el?" said the maior.
)"Can't she make her own shirts with
le out bringing them here?"
"I don't know,". sighed Agatha.
a "She is the haughty young woman, I
i suppose who was domineering over you
,d just now?"
vs - "Yes," acknowledged Agatha. "Not
that she means to be unkind ,but-"
ia "No, no-of course not," said Major
ig Trixtonu, dryly. "Only she treats you
.t as if you belonged to an inferior race of
lie As le spoke le stooped over the bed
ed and lifted the pillows so as to alter ti
iud "Is that any easier, my lit tle man?"
to said he. ."And now the doctor is -here
I will leave you for a while."
"Indeed~ sir," said poor Mrs. Fon
taine, "you are very kimdi"
cy "Kind?" he repeated, brusquely
~n"Nothing of the sort. Kiund? Ough
ewe not all to be kind to each other
~eAnd now good-eyeningl"
lis- 11e paused a mninutc, however, b
a. "So." said he, "these are the shirts!
de- And with a dlelicate pencil lie dre(w
tiny cross in blue lead upon each one.
ned "These are what you call the neci
i a bindings, aren't they?" said ho. ."Th
out mark will do no harm. See, it is
to small that no one would notice it bi
I lie ourselves. i only want to idlentil
mits these articles If I ,should ever see the:
teh, again. Gouod-evening, Miss Agatha
,be Mind you don't sit too close at yo1
.And the major took his brown fat
imve and sturdy, talli ngure out of the tAw
M1rs. light room.
ered The shirts came to thue' Westel
icy's packing-box in due time. Major Trix<
ti to eyed them critically.
itern "My old mother used to say," st
estic lie, "that a well-made shirt was I
criterion of a woman's ability to ma
your a good wife. These shirts are (1
graces to the P'ortville girls-all exc<
' said three, and each one of the three
marked with a tiny blue cross on
ighed inside of the neck binding."
And Major Trixon chuckled as
'd1 of packed the shirts Into the big, woo
r, we box.
ulor is ie met Miss Bruce on the favol
iris?" promenade an hour or so siibsequen
to lk- She smiiled sweetly into his face.
with "1 hope you were suited with
i, the shirt, major," she'siid.
p~aper "It wail beauiul a," e
stip to ' 0an assure you," shp 4impe
ta for "thait I worked mest diligently t4
never 1His diirk oyes seemed for i m
If. A to read her very FOul,
ecting 1nyehmutaruhy she blushed and t
0, sopp her face away.
y nice, "(Can he know," she thought,
mt any I sent it to Miss Vontihne to
wilth a 'Tho velvet.eyed Hedge twins
k eyes not far off; they advanced to meet
died up with cherry cheeks and plumed ha
corner, "Oh, Major Trixon," said
wonman, "did you get the shirts?/ And dhi
t at her find out that we didn't make 'i
.all? Mapma would be horrilled
curtly, knew that wve told you. But we cot
nicely. get the gussets and the sores right
we picked our fingers, and, lost our
tempers, and-" .
"And so you sent them to Miss Fon- a
taine, ek?" laughingly questioned the'e
"How did you know?" said Ida, I
wit I wide open eyes. I
"But don't tell mamma," added c
"Oh, I knowa good many things," L
said the major, smiling. "And I assure t
you that your secret is quite safe with b
Agatha Fontaine was walking ab. L
sently along, with -her face bent down- v
ward and her eyes fixed on the ground.
She scarcely saw the major until he C
paused in front of her; then her cheek V
kindled into sudden fire.
"Major Trixon I" she cried. "The b
very one I wanted to see 1"
"Can I be of any service, Miss b
"The doctor's bill," she said, color- i
ing. "It is so much more than we ex
pected ; and-and if you would lend us e
a little, Major Trixon, I should be so j,
glad to repay It in sewing I"
"I will lend you the money, Miss
Fontaine," he said ; "but as for seo- n
"Your housekeeper may find some- 0
thing for me to do," said she, wist- %i
"Let me walk along by your side," ,
said he. "Let me tell you, Miss Feon
taine, how closely I have studied your a
character since first Rideau took me to j
your sick brother's bedside. Let me con- u
fess to you how dearly I have learned y
to love you-how truly to respect your n
noble nature. I am a rough, brusque
old fellow, I know, but I believe I could (
make you happy if you would but allow q
me to hope for your love?" 1,
"But me I" cried she, breathlessly- .
me, who am but a poor sewing girl I" ,
"I love you," lie said, simply. "I 1
could do no more than that if you were L
a crowned queen."
So lie married her, and the once pov- ,
erty-stricken family live in the brown n
house now opposite the park, where hot- Li
house flowers scent the rooms, and birds
sing to amuse the crippled boy, while e
every luxury smooths his early-sadden- i
And Miss Erminma Bruce never knew a
that her deceit about the special unit of
the twelve shirts, which had fallen to a
her lot, was the straw which turned the
current of Major Trixon's fancy. He
liked and admired her before; he could
never do so again. And Agatha Fon
taine was so good, and innocent and truel ,
And above all things, a wife's nature
must be true! At least so reasoned A
our major, and lie was no mean judge
of human nature.
Philip Guyer of Patterson, New Jer- n:
sey, lost a large sum of money by theft a
recently. 1He suspected an old woman
of the neighborhood, but did not have b
sulicient evidence to warrant his si
making a complaint against her. What L
made it the more suspicious was that y
the woman called every morning to ask i
Mr. Guyer if he had got any trace of r
tihe thief. The following story is told -
by a Patterson police oilicial: Mr. Guy- e
er ascertained that she was very super- i
afitious, and the next morning, when I
she called and asked, as usual, if there N
was any news of the thief, he replied:
"No; but I expect to know who it i
"How?" atked the woman.
"Do you see those three nails?" said
Mr. Guyer, showiug t e wonman three
very old and rusty nails "Well, they
came from a cofin that had been buried
for a hundred years."
"The Virgin save us," said the wo
man crossing herself.
"And do you see that paper?"
"Well, that is a prayer, which I just
-got from the priest."
"And what are you are going to do
with those things?"
S"Well," answvered Mir. Q*nyer, slowly
Sand impressive3ly, loing the woman in
the face, "to-night at I2 o'olock I am
to go into a certain yard whore there is
a pear tree. I am to nail that prayor to
the tree with these three nails. Every
time I drive a nail I am to repeat that
a prayer aloud. When I drive the last
nail and repeat the prayer for the last
-time the person who stole the money
t will drop dead."
o The woman turned pale and departed
Swithout saying a word. That evening,
:y about 8 o'clock, there was a rap at lis
am front door. lie went to the door and
6there was no one in sight, but on the sill
ir lie found a small package containing
the money that had been stolen.
Baggage andI Luggagq.
mThat which Americans call baggag~
mi Esnglishmen call "luggage." Ourd ii
mthie better word. Luggage will do wel
~enough when speaking of the bag an
he baggage that you yourself lug abou
ke wIita you ; but baggage is a more prope
Is- term when speakmng of the bagged o
is- boxed valuables that are being lugge
ptfor you by others, "I want to gat a
heme luggage before taking a bawth,
eremarked an EnglIshman to a no'
lcheck-boy in the baggage-room of
he hotel.* The boy, supposing he mear
asomething to eat, politely led him t
-t the door of the dining-room. But a
thy are begining to meet American strii
'lings ocaslonally who, delightingl
thaeyeerythin~g Britighi, apak of 'i
the apge "'n 4merican dwide on I
travfes i the most amusing of all ti
Soreatgreasthqt walk or stall on tWolog
Conaiderable sensation has been car
ite ed in Vienna by the news of the suiel
of A nton Vayer, a young Austrian,
med ~the service of the King of Silam. HF
Payer, who was only thirty years
that ago, bas for some years ocupied I
be Urst otilcial position in Siam, havi
directed the foreign affairs of the kli
were dom, and reorganized the military i
him, judicial departments on the Austr
ta to model. - He wenat to Vienna a shi
time ago on leave, and had an audie
they, with the Emperor, who 9roitw4
I you support aud ~pstimenCi case
iun s4lio 14 wish to relin ite Sian
f she servce and remain in Austria. i
ild't Payer deliveted lectures on SNam '
, nd great success.
ShZrmaU and Manoec.
"General Williain TWcumseh Sher
ilan, in a slouched hat, an old-fashion
d broadcloth frock 'at and a short
iilitary cloak, went ove to Governor's
sand by the 121 ferryboat from the
lattery recently, and visited Gen. Han
ock lor an hour. Geo. Hancock is
oilined to his house. After the visit
Ion. Sherman went to the meeting of
tie Military Service institutioi and
eard read a paper on the duties, hard
bips and necessities of the calvary at
ae frontier posa. Tjie paper was
rritten by Col. Brackett, Third Calvary.
"Gen. Sherman was 4ntioduced by
reneral Crittondon and s he got 4p he.
"'A dt not come hqr%,to spe 4he
egan. aIt is the lirsatbJ A have ever
een present at one of yumneetings,
ut, through correspondthilt: Witli ne.
ral Hancock, I have eihcotrigd you
i your purpose, which ,J. believe is to
evelop iintary ar6 and military
ulence. 'The paper iust. read Is almost
ke A B C toanie. L believe the cavalry
rm of the service has for lifteen years
ast helped on our national civilization
i a manner 10r which it is entitled to
acuive the respect of it Comrades and
f the people of this country and the
rhole civized world, It nas done
lure actuai service in proportion to its
ize than any otner part of the armi
tice the civil war Closed, twenty-two
eatS ago, and that is the niethne of a
ian. it has done groat work with
aiwans and cow boys and all other irreg
iarities in the ar West. Now it is
tue for the cavalry to Onsaudle their
orses and take their ease.
" 'At the same qimie,' continued
eneral Suorman, 'tVn' is a curious
ord we live in and tiore is no peace
>r the wicked-or for tL4e happy either.
o I wish to encourage by tue wisdom
C experience tie youtu or the land, in
7ont of whom the ile work lies.
nore is yo plenty of work for'every
kan in tne service abd there always
ini be work ior tie military. Old men
lie Ueneral Hancock and I understand
nit we must pass oif the stage,- but we
Ave got our neada yet and uney will
ter -be at the service of our men who
Phow us. We have gone ahead and
it the example. I know thtat there
ways wai h)e war on earth. America
ony on the turebnoid of her istory
id tue American Governmeunt is to
Lay the part of protector of the human
unily. Toie wnoie world turns to us to
me wnat the resultof our experiment
t Government will be. We do not
Aieve in tue divine jight of kings to
no, but we do bsieve that twe
.lmighty-rules, and bj laws almost too
Lg cougu of history, and now national
" %s I said before, there will always
13 war on earth. If a foreign Ivar
iould come to us, that would ie easy
) Lake care of. It's the civil war
rhicn is worse. Maybe it will be
etween labor and and property. The
ugular army was a great Dool In the
Ivil war, and it would be in another
ivil War, politicians and civilians
neored at the regular service then, but
. saw these men Deseech us to give them
omiebody to put a battalion into shape.
"Beoro another lifetime comes arounc
here will be 20o0,'000,00 people in thi
:ountry. The regular army will alwayk
)e needed. I believe we could put ilit<
;he ield an eftective army of J10,U0
men. Keep up the army, It wil
form a nardened centre wilich Will b
Able to penetrate to the end of the worlk
if necessary. It will be a bond betwee:
all parts of the Union. I have no fea
for the future. Let us keep oui
knowledge on which this nilitar;
system is founded puie, holy and sahre<
I believe that in our army the captaim
and lieutenants are as well endowed a
any on earth and willing to do or dl
for theIr coutry.
hitrrage in uHidoostan.
The cooles of -Hindoostan begin tI
marriage ceremony by the contracth1
parties sealtng themselves In a ciro
of frienais, wno sing while the brid
maids rub them both with a yell<
powder called huldee or tumeric. TI'l
is supposed to beauty them a .d mal
them as valuable as gold to each othe
Then they are taken out and wedded
two trees-the bride to ,a mnukwatre
thebridegroom to a mango. Then th
clasp the tree in their arms. Eniterl
the house they are placed standing fa
to face, on a stonet used for.grindi.
curry powder, beneath which is a plo
yoke suplierted on sheaves of grass
staw. .N ext the bride and groom tre
on each other's toes, for they are ba
footed,, or butt their heads against ea
other. 'iThe bridesmaid theu pourl
jar of water over the heads of ea
L wnlch Is taaen as an emblem of pur
r Tanla ends tne dirat day's performiic
j The next mornmng tney go downz t
t river or a pond, and forming t
parties, the girls, under the leaders
vof the bride, tne boys under tne brl
Sgroom, they pelt eachi other with ci
Lt of mud. Then the bride a~d, grc
o hide in the water a water vesso WI:
e the other party must lind. Tne
y hiavhig tilled the vessel With Wa
a gigges it on hlied ~~, while the gr
anoots& Thand wlst arrow between her arm
thcle pitcher. TebieWlat
he the arrow has fallen,and picks it up
s. ber foot, retuculug it to her huwb
T4hits shows thdat sine can wait uponk
servo her lord and master, waite
s-shooting of the arrow indtoates thei
must proteet her, but she must
venture beyond is proteotion.
~rr 01iona UnUiture.
he The R~epublid of Guatemala has
ng ,gaged a Ceylon planter to intro
g.1hnto that country 500 000 canol
,nd trees for obtaiing keruviain t
lan' from whioh is distilied tle salts, ki
ort' as quinine, owing tQ tile great IiAo
in the gasa of cmotona barem, inot
ibm fQr qawinine and ias an igredlegt
he stitte for h1Qps, but for Ya
ese cominercial piurposesI,
rith Advice la seldom welcome.
*who need it tmost take it least.
The VorpSe In the Arbor.
The delicate form of the dead burg
lar who was shot by Mr. Homer M.
Choate, the cashier of the deaboard
Bank, as he was escaping from Mr.
Choate's house in Newark was estab
lished by the name of the clothing firm
of "Devlin & Co.," which was stampea
inside the collar of the coat worn on
the night of the burglary. Chief of
Police Meldnum, of Newark sent
Detective Smith to the egtablisiiment
named and one of the cutters dis
covered the name "George. Stone"
written on the inside of the loop in the
back. By referring to the order-book
in the custom department it was found
that a suit of clothes had been made
for a man by that name, who. had left
directions to have them delivered at
1'o. 25 Market stre.t.
When inquiry Was made at No. 25
Market atteet the houseaeeper, Mrs.
Wallace, gave a reporter a history of
the man so far as she knew.
"Mr. Stone first cane to my house
in the early part of last May," she said.
"Lie, was anxious to secure a quiet
room down town, and was willing to
pty well for apartments 'iat suited
him. I was -impressed with the belief
that he was a respectable man. Lie
did not bring any references, but when
speaking about uiem he said that there
were many better men in the world
than himself, and laughingly added
that he was not the worst. After
showing him tile vacant rooms, lie
concluded to engage the front apart
ment on the top uloor, and paid me $2
in advance for the lirst weeu's rental.
ie then said: 'My name is George
Stone, and I trust we will get along
nicely together.' 1-e has been with us
ever siuce, and I do not remember of
his remaining away over night but a
few times whven he said that Le would
be obliged to go to Boston or Pliladel
yhia on businuss and would probably
not return for a day or two.
"Mr. Stone was a quiet, unassming
man, and unless there was somettiig
to bring about a conversation he haLt
very little to say. lie conducted hin
sear in a most gentlemanly manner, and
was what is considered a desirable
lodger. lie always niaintained that lie
was not in active lbusiness, and ex
piained that lie received a private in
come from nis Latner's estate.
"Mr. WLone lefti the house on Friday
afternoon at 4 o'clo.k. lie appealed
sonewrnat agitated and was ovdently
anxious to leave tne nouse. lie came
Into the sitting-roon Und handed mn
one key to mas rooni, saying that lie was
III a hurry. He wore tue coat "' winch
Iua dead oudy was found. I could not
tnat of the man wHo has MenllUn
gentlemanly imate of my liuso."
At tnias point in the -conversation
MIsS Nellie Wallace, the seveiteen
year-old daughter of the landathy, en
tered the room, having just returned
iron Newark, wavn're sue had viewed
toe body of tie burglar.
"It's George, motner," the young
lady said, as sue unuutwned 1her sacK.
-I recognized his pale fa&ce the ionlut
the whlnte clotn was Ited from tie
colin. llis clothmug is the smam.e that
ne wore when we saw lal last."
"Are you sure It's Mr. Swne, N
lie?" asked tue mother.
"On, yes; 1'm posimve it's he. YoU
remlmber i ha had a wooth missing tron
the upper jaw. Vel, his mouth wa
open a Ittle and I saw the vacant spac0
to tile right of tWe two large teeth i
in conversation with the young lad;
the reporter learned that Stone ha
~told her that has parents lived at New
arK, and tnat he nad been brougnt u,
L- mAstoria, L, i,, wnere lid was Oorii
a Air. Stone, a grocerymanil, whose ci
a tapisament is near .f4inety-seconI
street terry ini that place, toes nut ri
memouor anay person wno went to scuo04
in Astoria uy tua namie.
g When the gifted Ahiae (Jary died ai
te left a void tuat it tooX a generatin
e. dtl. Who of you do not remnemoer ti
,, songs of Une Gary sistera-Aiice ai
[s P'atue-of two decadiesi ago. '1t is l2
ce a rew snort years sinc a neW light i
r. peared in tue iatrary hirmamnent and
towatched, with grataieation, .l
WnieOler's tiny twinigang star as It
s reased an elf ulgence anuaslowly cour
iig its way to tne zein. I had piayed
as the advent of a genuine female p
aiid tueo fervent winh was answer'
w. .unce then nor raine nais spread all e
or the counitry. 11er merits nave been <
ad cussed, prou and con, by the lead
re- gapers of the laud, ajad theo produces
en aier pen are Iu great demanid, I
a 'tuema of Passion," printed a I
Lh, ontlis ago, netted ner $5,000J, and
ty. as engaged an writing verses and Sn
a swrnes 10r various perioihcals.
) a' it is a long inie since JMila Whe4
wo was am Cnicago last, but su camne i:
hip tile otnier day and put upat the Pal
le- douse, whefe aue inoved~ aDout With
ads stamily air of a queen, but, neverthe.
,oig acted quietly, aand was uin no senase oni
iotai atuL4s or spoiled, as is the case
e.ri maniy petted cavurites.
ster Eu~ia Weaver Ia about 24 years
sont petite un usu~re, square snouiders, m
mad expressionI, a sweet mnouth and
aere LIorwneyes. Sue wore a Langtry c
vatli ure aand cang and was planly but si
mnd. ly dressed. it cannot be said shi
and. atraiuigly handsome, yet she- is pr~
the sessing and lhfs what mnight be ci
t he int~eetual beauty. Tn'e sweet aI
nor of Mionagan doues not live in Mi1
lieu, as 1s generally supposed, Wini
ileves her of a great reaonaaility,
in a lattle town not kaf from there I
en- lng the En~igahsounding u
luoe W mdsaor,
g 'Aeoording to adrairers, Miss WL
r is agenis, and liersoulS airly i
t~~with trtO poetic lire. lint genius
se udehlnabi quaity. What passe
only geinau in the literary world is si
ia a thes rich lab ellectual frultage of a
gious cultivate4 mind. That Mss s WI
has thus in attundance3, there ino
but her socahed genius, like ti
['hose many others, Is inclined to takc
and erratic ilbghts..
The Orash of Pianete.
There is a prevalent Impression,
writes Professor Young, that the im
munity from collision between the
heavenly bodies depends mainly on their
being held in orderly orbits by central
action; and it is true that their orbital
restraint makes it quite' impossible for
the planets to collide with each other
or even to approach each other. very
closely. But a very impressive picture
is sometimes drawn of what would hap
pen if the earth, for instance, should
ever free herself from the bonds of gra
vitation-how she would fly off into
space (which Is true of course,) and
soon dash herself to pieces against some
other wandering world (which is not
true at all, or at least not probable).
Most likely, if gravitation yere sudden..
ly to bease, the earth ,o lid travel for
millions, not of ybars but of ages, with
out ever encountering anyting more
important than metesQs, such as are now
continually falling upon her surface. i
And those meteoric encounters even
would probably be far less frequent
than at present, since there is reason to 1
suppose that such bodies are much more
numerous in tie neighborhood of the 0
sun and of other gleat Stars than in the
rest of sliaee. Evidently, however, the
attractions 'btWeen a wandering star
and others lying near its pati must con
siderably increase the chances of colli
sion, though not to so great anl extent
as perhaps might be supposed. A body
enterig our system at a distance from
the sun one hundred times as great as t
the radius of the earth's orbit. and mov
ing with no more than til' velocity
natural to a cnmet at that distance
(about two and two-thirds m'iles per
second), would not strike the sun unless
its path were directed within less than
half a degree (23.4) of the sun's centre;
and if its velocity were greater, the aln
would have to be still more accurate to
score a hit. If bodies were snot into
space at random from the position and
with the velocity indicated, only about
one in eighty-six thousand would hit
Were it not for the sun's attraction
however, the proportion would be twen
ty thousanid ties smaller still-only v
one in seventeen hundred millions. i p
is obviuus, therefore, thiat, encounters *I
between heavenmy bodies of considerable a
magnitude must be extremely rare.
There is not in all the astrononuical
record a single certain instance of suC1
an occurence. And yet it may coull
dently be asserted that some time or
other in the past such events must have
happened, and some tiume in tile future a
will happen again, simply for the rea
son that, in a sulilcient length of time, a
is true, ats 'as5~un
never run into each other, because of
the size and nature of their orbits, but,
so far as can now be ascertained, c
nothing qf tihe sort holds good for the
ulotionis of tihe stars. We aiready know
eniough about somne'ot their so-calied
"proper motions" to 'be quite sure Uit,
as a Wet, they are not traveling in any
slimple curvos, around any coiiiomlo
centre, and also that sonc stars are
ilying through space with suei veloci
ties that n1o attraction, such as cain rea
sonably besupposed to act in the preii'
ses, can control them. Nor does tueory,
any more than observatiOln, indicate a
structure of the stellar universe at all
analogous to the, planetary system.
Animong the stars there ms no central
dominance and no iuperial power, but,
we have to do with a republic of comn
p)aratively free and independent, puem
UVtting Maarine 1luookM.
Describing the Vermont marble
.quarries a writer says: Thlie marnin is
i brought to the mills ini massive cubes.
.is sawed, turned, chiselled, polisluxd,
,j mounted, and emerges as tomnbstones,
capitals, cornices, coluimns, mantel
pieces and table tops. Mucon of tuis
work, especially the hand work, can, of
course, be studied in every place wnere
e people die and have monuients set up
nyc the local stone cutter over their
wgraves, but time heavu'r prelmmin~ary
idmbor is best to be seen near the quar
The marble is delivered at the mills
in elongated cubes--garailelopiped5, I
ilm suppose Euclid wvould saty-iromn ten to
n. hlfteen feet long and three to five feet
ud sqae and placed on tile frames for
~or sain~ig. An expert will thea decide
)et as to the manmner of reduction, that is,
dj the thickness and tihe namnoer of slabs,
eraccording to the quaiity, tue samape ant
is. sizeo of the block, or tue special nature
~n of the orders to be filled. in outwar
Sappeaanc a "gang" as a set of saw
er la called, reseitiblos the oid-faslonie
uew up-right, saw imill, except, that tnue vert]
hecal trame contaas not one but man;
smsaws, arranged at driferent, ntervab
corresponidinig to the de,-ired thmicanem
~fof the cuts. Onie process, therehort
e divides an entire blocK into slabs. Tu
rsaw has, it snould be added, 1n0 te
Th ihie cutting is tile jcint, euset of tiu
ashard edge of the steel blade and tI
wet sand which is fed into tuno openin,
mtiand thius produces an incisive tractioi
Th'le ordimary progress is about two at
old a half inches an hour, anid tune ganj
ibi work night anid day. 'Tne polishmlg
,or small piheces is done on a revoivmig ir'
oer disk some twelve feet in diamietor. T1'
ea-marble is t browu upon this, aud caug
sat- by fixed wooden striya liKe tne radii
.03 a circle, while the motion of tue wne
ld wvhicii is suppliedi with sand and wat
mgm'furnishes the attrition. it taKes t
gor three hours to polish a sI
ar-face down one inch. 11eavy pieces a
btsmioothied by hand) with the aid
ir puice-stonme. Marble la turned ii
saof circular shapes in a lathe, exactly I
iron, and is bored with an ordinary
glow Our greatest glory is not in ne
is an falling, but, in rising every times
mply go success life en bp so desire
Well. .thgt man can Word todeu Iua lutegj
at of The man who commands himsel
wild greater far than he who comwpendS
Ma.t J. 0. B40-DdS buft- h
)avis Machine sold by 41t Oy &Je... ago ft
a If d 0iettalns fi nL
t it. I. never V a
rouble, and is a55gdodU whe en Arst bought.
Winnbol'o, S. C., April ISS. J W. IJOLo.
Mr. BOAG: k On Wili to 1no W !t I have to say
n regard to the Davis Machin ht ofyou three
ears ago. I feel a can't ay o mcofh I aIs1 favor.
marie about $80,00 within lve 1nontas, at tintes
unning it so fast the d would get per
ectly t from fr ction. I feel confident I could
lot have done the same work with as muon ease
ld so well With aily other igachino. No time lost
n adjustgin attachmnents. The likhtest running
i achdfe I have eVer treadled. BrutherJames and
A iiiauas' families are as much pleased with thqIr
).vms Maihnes "ought or you. I want no better
uach.tie. As I said before, I don't think too
uch can be-said for the Davis Machine.
FairfieId County, April, 1893.
MR. BOAG : My machine given me perfect sais
action. I fiud no fault with it. The attachmonts
e go Hile I wish for no better than the Davis
Man. It. MILLuqO.
Fairfield county, April, 1088.
M n. Ioao: I Doignt a Iavis Vertiual FeeJ
w Ing MAchine from yon four years ago. I atu
lignted with it. It never has given me any
o ule, and has never been the least out of order.
i as good as when I first bought it. I can
heerfully recomnend It.
MIto.. M. ,J. KIRKLAND.
Monticello, ADril 30. 1883.
This is to certify that I hlave been usillIf a Dayis
erti.il Feed Sewing Macnino for over twJ yeArs,
arciased of Mr. J. *0. Jq.g. I haven't found it
)ssessed of any fault-all the attachnents are s)
wuple. It never refuses to wor, and to uertaini y
iW lightelt. running in the market. I consider it
firit -olass inacine.
MIaNanI 9. WILLMOSEAM.
Oakland, Fairfeld county. 8 0..
Mn ioAo: I an well pe0 til in eyery partltou
It h tile Davis Machine nought of you. I tlink
Oirst-cass macidne in every respect. Yo knew
on soia several machines of th.s same make to
iierent tucinbers of our families, all of wuom,
far as I know, are well paeased witu thiem.
go. As We ta~i~
r1 ice of It several titnes ovEf We do
oetter wahitne. It is always ready oA
f work we nae to do. No puukerlag(Ir SKePla
titenes. We can onay ay we are well via.
jit wish no better machinar.
- CATBRINE WYLT AND S grT.
April 25, 1898.
I have no tault to kad witu my machine, a4f
lon't want any tietter. I have alide the priUs of
i severa times by taking In sowing. It is alays
ready to do its worK. I think it a Arat-class ua
Dhino. I feel 1 oant say too much for the Davis
Vertical Feed Machine. - Mus. Tuomas SuTtu.
FairfieLd county, April, 1883.
Ma. J. 0. DOAo-lrar sirI it gives lie ma0i
pleasure to testify to the ajerits of the Davis Ver
tical Feed Sewing Maeitne. The machine I got cl
you auaut live years ago. his been almost in eon
slant uso ever since that tine. I cannot see that
it It worn any, and has not oost me one cent foe
repairs sinc we nave had it. Am well please I
ani don't wish for any better.
(raite-Quar, near Winnsboro 8. C.
We hi~e used the Davis Vertloni Feed SeWlsd
Machine for tno last five years. We would not
have any othor iae at any price. The maonine
ham given us unboundeui satimfactionl.
Ma. W. K. Tua As pDaoaTaai
Fairfield county, 8. 0., Jan. Si 1898.
Hlavinig bought a Davis Vertical Feed SeWLog
Machine fromn Mr. J. O. Bloag some three years
Iago, and It navitag given me perfect satisfactton la
every respect as a ramnily mnacni no. boin for boa r
Iand lgnt se wing and never needed the least re
pair in any way, I can ieerfu1y reco.nend it to
lar, and think it second to none. It Is one o1 the
slang.est macnines inade; my children use It Witta
ala ease. rue aittaOilmentsL are mxore easihy ad
justed and it dues a greater range of work by
ineaus of'ata Vertical deed than any other asa
obine I have over seen or used.
MRs. Tmioi a5 OWINGS.
Winnisboro, FaIrfield county, 8. C.
We have had one ci the Davis Machines~ about
four years and nave always found It ready to do ab
hindu of worg we nave nad ocuasion to no. Cain't
see that the machine Ii worn 'any, and works as
well as when neW.. Mas. W. J. CRAW VOID,
- Jackson's Cree4.XaSIrfeld county, 8. U.
My wife is highly pleased wia tile Davis MLa
8 chine bought or you. Sne woud dot take doubte
#nat sue gave tor if. Thea aaiA0fl1i0 has not
been out of order since shae had it, and she sa do
any kind of work oni It.
I, Very Mepetful is'
SMontIcello. Fairfield county, #. (3.
The Dhvis Sewing Machine in simply a f.'4as
tnae .Mie. J. A. U000WT*I.
~a itidgeway, N. C., Jan. 10, 1e88.
113 J, 0 BoAu, Esqg., get-1)Sar Sir: My wife
Shas oeen using a Davis aali(Machine constant
ly fortOne past four years, aut I has never needed
oany repairs an a works just as well as when first
iibjught. she says i will do a greater range of.
3I~prautiaal work send do at eAser , d! bet qr than
r adly acheine she uas ever used. WO chferfuii
Nt) reconutmenld It as a No0. I family m neO
ar Winnaboro, 8. (1., Jan. S, 168.
S Ma. BOAG: I have aiwa s found mny Davis Ma
sihinle ready do ala sindia olto work 1 haVe had o
10 so tdo. I cainno6l see that the miachlin 1*
' on a particle antd it iorks sea5ro new.
Mas. It. V. Uo000on.
Ver W~naheboro, s. 0., Apf 1,8
the Dais Machin oU. y 01
t 7y ago. ' Ihave never r to tedIt, a
a~ vmays ready for any a of o ingellli
neavy or ihgat. . 1Isis never ontt Ak of Rsedlaig
th. ~~~very 200 .fi4fi
giarglgldy 0, Eareb,
jy ev.y r ikJe fo4u2~t
A. W. IsAD