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T R 1 W E L N N S B O R O S . ( D E C M B E 2 0 f8 3 . I
Sweet Summer went forth to the fields
With roses entwined in her hair;
Her footsteps as light
As her glances were bright,
And all that she looked upon' fair..'
Grave Aututmn beholding the m1iaid,
Grew cheery. In chianing her charmls;
They met-, but alasi
All her strength seeinied to 11ss
And she languished to death in his arias
Now sombre grew Autumn andt sear,
As he clung to the inald in his woes;
Then Whiter passed by,
And, with tear-stricken eye,
Hid them both 'neath a iantle of snow
THE ANG.L OF THE UHUIPEL,
I will tell the story as it was told t<
me by one who had often been a wel
come guest beneath the roof of Jean
During the. early part of the reign of
. Louis Philippe, Jean Plessis was tried
at Chatillon, in the Department of the
Cote D'Or, for highway robbery, con
victed, and sentenced to death. At tle
time of his trial the prison was under.
going repairs, and what cells were fit for
use were so entirely tilled that the pre.
fect was obliged to consign Plessis to an
old chapel of the Marnont Castle. On
the evening previous to the day appoint.
ed for tie exe-cution, our malefactor
was visited by the Abbe St. Augustine
Armond, who had come to pray and
exhort. The abbe was a good man; a
genial great-hearted, self-sacrificing
man, who was at all times ready to do
and to suffer for his fellows. And this
the prisoner knew.
"Stop!" said Jean Plessis, when tihe
abbe had begun an exhortation. "I must
ask you to listen for a little Lime to me.
Will you do so?"
The prisoner was earnest, and appar
-ntly sinceo. le was a young, good
looking man; with a bright, keen eye,
and an intelligent face. The abbe bow.
ed assent,- and J ean Plessis resumed:
"Abbe, I have done many evil things;
and there are many evil things which I
have never done; I have never taken
money from the poor. I have never
brought shame where the flush of con
scious virtue might have been but for
me-neverl Do you remember the poor
mender of roads whose wife you visited
in her last sickness? -Did- she not tell
you of the friend who had given them
food when they were an hungered; and
who paid their niserable rent when
t bey were in danger of being turned out
of doors? ItrWas Jean Plessis who did
that. But I ask nofavor on that score,
Ab.'e. I only mention it that you may
know I am not all evil--not all bad,
"Abbe St. Armond, I wish to reform.
I have seen enough of suffering-enough
" of the evils of sinnjing. I could not ask
to live, if I intended to go on in my evil
course. But, could I be saved now, I
would reform, and devote the rest of
imy life to -deeds of usefulness and good.
i would, at least, work evil no more.
I think, Abbe, I never was a liar.
When I was at my worst, I abominated
a liar. So, what I tell you now you can
depend upon as true.
%.Now, Abbe Saint Armond, will you
go to your pillow to-morrow night, feel
mng that you have given poor Jean
Plessis up to his death? Will you live
all the rest of your life knowing that it
had'it had been once in your power to
save a poor fellow creature to a life of
reformation and peace, and that you re
fused him your aid? Answer me."
The abbe k ow not what to say. le
was lost in astonishment; and lie finally
told the man that he must be more ex
"Abbe, it is in your power to save my
-life. I feel that the angels are calling
upon01 you to do so. Or, will not you be
the angel to set me free?"
The abbe shook his head. He did
inot understand yet. Then the prisoner
p'ointed to a small window,'away up in
the gable; and said lie:
"A bbe, you are a strong man. If
you were to stand up against that wall,
and suffer mrde to stand upon your shoui
dhers, I could reach the crossbeam easily.
Once upon that, I could gain the ledge
above, and pass out through that win
dowv. There is a la-ge tree on the out
side, tihe branches of which brush
aigainst tihe glass when the winid blows.
Do you understand me now?"
The good father understood; but he
was not convinced -that it would be well
to do as the other wished him to do.
"1 can say no more'" the prisoner
nmurmured, with a mournful shake of
the head. "If you will not be the ani
gel to help mnc-to save me-to give
back to virtue and honor an erring son
of sorrow,-if you iil not bo that
angel, I have sued iln vain?" '
It was enough. The heart of tihe
good man was touched, and lie yielded.
lie closed his eyes, and stood up.against
the wall; and when lie next opened them
he was alone. Hie and the candle wvere
the-only things In the old chapel that
By and by tile jallor came In, anl
found thle abbe sitting like one in a
trance. H~e went forward r nd shooli
uan by the shoulder.
"Abbe! A bbe! where is the prisorer?'
'Tie abbe looked up, and rubbed hiF
"W'here is the prisoner?"
"Tell me rather," relhied the abbe
solemnly, "where Is the angel?
heard the prisoner speak as with au
Angel. lie called him ani angel. M.
eyes wvere closed. When I was prmiht
.ted to opeii them I saw tihe man going
ont throughm that window. All els4
wvas as 'ou see it now, save my conster
- Tis same story the abbe told to thi
prefect and to the oflicers of the~ court
and it come to be a belief throughuu
the Department of the Cote D'Or tha1
a miracle had been wrought in behal
of Jeam Plessis. The Abbe St. A rmomu
hadL~ gone in to pray withhlim/and whi
the holy man was engaged in prayer am
angel entered the prison and bore ti
malefactor away through a hole in thi
roof. Natun'ally the abbe camne in for a
large share of thle credit ahd honor Ii
this wonderful affair, for it was gener
ally believed that hi's intercession haa
caused the angelic visit.
After these years passed away. Loul
Philppe had been forced to flee, froni
l is capitaml and from his kingdom; La
martine had been President of th'
power; and Lou en f(
elected Pr'esideit - - i
thiniking.f bein ' a h
cold, bInatering,*1 e ng, he i
'Abbe Augusti t a a
yhiltd-haire O~ ont k
raPge f p ~ rn ti
ad tet out m Dij 1n y b
Witha should have occupied a week-had
set out alone, on a good horse, not anti- si
cipating so severe a storm. g
At length,.fairly benumbed with cold, %
and fearful of;the worst, he discovered, i
through the thickly whirling snow a ti
light directly ahead. lie gave thanks it
to God, and pushed on, and very soon S
ho came Into the court of a large farm- q
house, the barns and numerous other ai
out-buildings of which he could plainly si
distinguish. ie had strength enough a]
to slip.jrom his saddle and kIck with t(
his foot upon the door. His abrupt sl
summons was answered by a man, who
camne with a lantern in his hand. The 1
abbe had started to tell his situation, T
when--the man laid a strong hand upon A
his arm and pulled him into the haill. el
"Tell your story, man, where there is ti
more of comfort than is to be found out d,
in the storm. Have you a horse?" U
Upon receiving an afllrmative answer,
the man gave the lantern to a stout u]
boy, and bade him go out and see that
the horse had comfoi table quarters and 01
plenty of food. bi
Then the abbe was led to a large sit
ting room, where a bright, faced, pretty "V
girl, of fifteen, or thereabouts, was set
ting out the supper-table. The mother
was in the kitchen, engaged in cooking a
for the meal; while three children fo
younger than the girl first mentioned, r
were sitting near the fire, two of them
engaged in peeling chestnuts. The
guest sawvall this before he had remov
ed his overeat. le knew not why it
should be so,. but bei had a strange
sense of home-like feeling. It seemed dE
to him as though lie had a particular ca
right to be here.. Had the house been lii
his own, he could have not felt more 1F
inclined thani he felt when he had com- Pe
pleted his swift survey of the comforta- ki
ble and cheerful apartment. re
Aiud during this brief space the host is
had been as busily watchful as the of
guest had been. The sacerdotal garb C(
had first attracted th farmer's notice, In
and then lie lobked At the aged lace. A
le looked, and a great light shone in an
his eyes, and a glow of happiness over- wl
spread his kindly face. lie helped the re
guest to remove his great-coat; then ii
caused him to sit in' a chair, when he in
went down upon his knees, and began ini
to pull off the wet boots, and chill ha
damp stockings. Then lie brought dry th
stockings, and warm, soft slippers; and
very soon the ahe p#asi na comfortable
as could be. se
"There, gooz-ather," the host said,
when lie had done all that lie couldi
think of "what more can I do towards ly
your comfort before our poor supper is ht
"Indeed, my son," the guest return- tI
ed, deeply moved, "you have already m
thought of more than I could have di
asked for. You have made my body cr
comfortable; and you have warmed my dc
heart, which is better than all else." d
The host bowed but offered no fur- M
ther response; anI after a little time al
tihe guest went on: a
"Your attention to niy comfort, my hi
son, has more than gratified me- it has at
surprised me. I am an old main, as my a
frosty bi ow must show; yet you are the
first person who ever knelt at my feet o
to do me service."
"Ahi" said the host, with more feel- 1
ing than the occasion would seem_ to t
call for on his part, "we may somie timet
entertain an angel unaware.s. I bave, m
ere this, seen an angel in an Ab'
garb." bb' al
Th'ie abbe started, Hie looked ear-s
nestly into the man's face, and the1)
truth burst upon him, It was the male
factor, whom, more than quarter of a d
century before, ho had helped to escape
from tihe lile old1 chapel of the Mar-a
mont Castle. lHe was about to speak, a~
whmen the other placed his finger uponid
his lips. Then lie said, in a whisper: bi
"My wife, to whom I will shortly re
introduce you, knows everything; butr
not so my children."
Tne abbe understood, and was silent.
Shortly afterwards the wife-Madam
Lamont- entered. "I am Jean La
moint," lie wvhispered and then: ii
"Jean, whom do you think the storm se
has sent to us?" ar
She saw the great tears starting trom he
his eyes and coursing down his cheeks; c(
and she knew before lie had spokenc
another word. Yet he went on:
"it Is-" er
"The Abbe Saint ArnmondW"she cried, gi
as he broke udown. -t
"Yes," said the guest, "I am the t
p)oor abbe.'' hi -
She caught hshand, and pressed her n
111ps upon it. Then, to her children, ti
who were looking on wonderingly, she Si
"My children-onco-a groat many y
years ago-when your father was i
mortal peril-when lie would have been
a (lead man before another sun had set, "
hati it not been for the noble devotion wY
of one man of all the world-in that h
supreme hour the one man came and oj
saved him-and this is thme mai The, hi
Abbe Saint -Armondi Down on your
knee, my beloved, and bless him!" h
And diownm they wvent; andh while the b~
abbe wiped lisa streaming eyes, the bies- la
sings of pure hearts wore poured out sc
iBy the time the meal was ready all
had gained their composure; andil i 0
they eat the host told his simple story-- 0e
to d it withoumt referring to the old life au
furthAer thanm to speak of the one and bi
onily time in the past when they had la
At that time lie had boon but five.
and-tideuitf years of age; he had nevern
knowR his parents. lls mother had t4
died when lie was an in' ant, and his l2
father-a soldier-was killed not long a
afterwards in battle, lHe had beens su
takeni by the authorities of the towli
where his mother had died. "and under
their fostering care," ho said, "1 had p
been reared, one might almost say s
until you met me; for the influence ol'k
the teachings I received in childhood tI
made me what iwas. I
, "However, after I felt the angel of a
iat old chapel, I made my way to this
Prest. and here let myself out to the
irmer who owned, this place; and with
im I lived while he livad. When he
%d died-that was eighteen years ago,
,id little. more-I had packed up to
avs, when his daughter, Jean, to whom
to whole property had been left, took
y hand, and with tears in her .eyes,
3gged me to stay.
"And then, Abbe, I had to tell my
ory; for I had come to love that dear
rl, and I would not deceive her. So
hen I could muster the strength and
arve I told the whole from beginning
>end; and the end was my love for here%
hich was bidding me in honor to go.
ie heard me through, asked me a few
riestions, and then threw her arms
ound miy neck and kissed me. 'Jeant'
ie cried, 'if you will he my husband,
id be as true to me as you have been
i my father, I will be your wife and
iare with you all my worldly goods.'
."And so, Abbe, you have the story.
ou can look around you for the sequel.
hese are my children. Augustine St.
.rmnoid is the oldest. He will be sey
iteen on New Year's day. Hal Does
to name strike you familiar? If it
,es, you ought to know .why I gae it
lhiml Joan, the next; was fifteen last
onth; and these others are growing
), I sometimes think almost too fast.
at I am happy, Abbe; and not the least
my happiness henceforth shall be the
eased privilege of this hour.
"And now, good father, let us unite
irh you in a prayer of thanksgiving to
e Giver of all Good."
The abbe prayed with a fervor such
Ie had never even approaached I be
ro, and the AmENs that followtd In
sponse were from the depths of thank
Over Three Preopicoes.
One of the most Incredible of won
rful accidents or adventures that
it possibly happen to a man and leave
e in him is that experienced by Peter
Gats, son of the famous hotel kee
r at Da Witt, Iowa, and who is well
iown in Davenport, where lie once
ided sevsral months. Peter Gates
superintending the work of the mine
the Gunnison Minihig and Exchange
impany. The great altitude of the
ne brings winter about it very early.
i early as the middle of September
ow storms commenced. Peter
Ites that he left the cabin with his
port and vouchers ready for mail
, an overcoat belonging to one of the
mn and a gunny sack filled with cloth-.
;, and all strapped together on his
ck, all in "apple pie" order-and
"I fell over the cliff on my way down.
eral months, but it came near being
f last in fact. I had gotten one bun.
ed feet above the cabin when a snow
do turned loose, knocking mei gtant
from the trail. For the firs four
indred or five hundred feet I struck
e ground but four or five times-and
y last fall from the top of the preci
"e to its bottom was about one hun
ed and twenty feet. It seems in
edible that I could have tumbled
wn three successive precipices with
t being killed; but everything was in
y favor. The pack I was carrying
,d the snow which I went down with
lped break my fall. 'I am badly
uised about the hips but with rest
d a lower altitude the doctor ttmnks
rill com out all right in a month
The letter was written at Crested
.itte. Mr. Doe says that to one who
a seen the place of this accident Pe
L's escape is of a pierce of luck thatd
say be termed miraculous. The cliff
li Peter was swept from has an
rnost prependicular height of althou
uid feet from tiio bottom of the bmieci
3e, arnd it was the great masses of
ow which had accumulated ou its
lea that broke Peter's fall every hun
ed feet and then went on down with
mn to the next one. In January last
man wvas swept off the trail by an
alanche in a similar manner, and
opp~ed into the abyss a thousand feet
low, and the body has never been
' :A Dog Show,
A writer from London says ; I dropped
at the Duke of Wellington's riding
hool -last evening to see the St. Bernm
d Dog Show. The Duke's carriages
ad been pushed aside in a corner and
vered with brown IHolland cloths and
ime temporary barriers had been
ectedl, at which pay-takers mounted
tard. 1 unever spent a shilling more
my satisfaction thman m e contem
ation of the three hiundired noble ai
als which are here shown. I am
oroughly of a mind with Madahie do
ivignie, who said that the more she
w .01 men the more shle liked dogs.
hat grand, self-respecting creatures
eso St. Beornards are! Surely there
ilst be something more behind those
onderful eyes and good, wise fore
uads than a mere brute's brain. One
the immense fellows hereexhibitoed
is saived forty lives on the Alpine
>ights, Moat of the dogs are English
rn and a rare adljunct to a well-regn.
ted country home is a friend of this
irt, a detective who quietly stands by,
ith every faculty for defense or attack
m the alert until the true character of
rery guest is amply disclosed. A dog
big as a lion, who will not liarm a
iby and yet will fight a dozen burg
ra, with unquenchable ferocity, is In.
ied, a friend i need. Would that a
sw intelligence for detecting etii in
Intions might be developed in Saint
ernard's, that dynantite murderers
ight be frustrated befiore they could
reitktheir cruelty on inocenit heads I
-It apbSears that the total nuthubar of
rlodicals published indtrly is 1,87ot
hich 160 appear daily and 587 woJcy.
~mong the provinces, Lomoardty taes
me load with 217, elbsely follolved by
ome with 210; then comes Piedmont
Too Many Siste.
"I am constantly learning something
Ilai I~h t theatre
In.0 1 burg a 151e nig'8
performatice, "but I was not prepared
to learn in the newspapers this morn
Ing that my name is Baker, and not
Mitchell, as my parents andiny numer
ous brothers and sisters hve fond ly
supposed for some years. :- ue' father,
a Scotch n, 8 years at
c et r;
r. Lomax, my brotlier,' haie oil on
the stage. All these wezafemotif
er's children by aformq, marriage.
Then I have two youngerdC61 As'
to the claim of Mrs. Jojh Able, of
Bljoozpsbury,, Ny .Jersey,* ht1 If am
her sister, 'I hav 'coneudU from all
the circumstances that the woman Is
honest In her belief, though. how she
could deceive herself so I cannot under
stand. It is a fact that this woman's
brother, Williani Baker, claimed me
for his sister some years ago. I think
I was playing in ,I envej. when I re
ceived the first letter froni-lum.
I have been claianpm is; a sister by
several other people.' 'Some 'ears ago
when my mother was aliye. and trave
ling with me, an Itallan'trieling with
his valet followed me from town to
town, told hotel-keepers' and people
whon we met that he was, my brother,
ind made the most complete arrange
inents for my accomodation. At Wheo
ling the man's attentions began first to
be perceived, though he gept. entirely
in the background himself.' On the f'ay
to Lexington, Ky., we .found tha even
the conductors bn the hilroads had
been cautioned to care.- fr .us, by, this
iame man, and at the hLeington hotel
;he valet was left to serve us. The
nan had said' everywhereAiat he was
ny brother. My, mother finally met
in and conlVincWd Jibni his mistake.
[t was Vdeit'ud jiAti, was puider
in innocent delusion.
"A man once wrote to;Mr. Paddock
rom Covington, Ky., wheu we were at
Long Branch, that I hadmarried him
ears before, and that w* had a son 12
(ears old, and declared h4i would shoot
ne at sight. As regards e extraord
nary claim of these peoe at Easton,
;hre.are hosts of peopleM ow York
who know w
will langh at the singular mistake,
which seems to arise entirely out of my
mame of Maggie."
There deems tIobe an exorbitant value
ittached to small boys in Brooklyn.
t least such *ill be the universal
)pinion if the Brooklyn man who h-A
med a sojiool teacher for spanking *his
imall boy, a4d iAd his damages at
P,000, 'shotld -'e successsul. Few
aeraons will believe that the man has
)een damaged to the extent of 68, 000 by
;he sjaanking of hik smhall boy. No
natter how highly he nay estimate his
3oy's services, it is unreasonable to sup
lose that he was deprived of them for a
period sufficiently long to-make his loss
iquivalent to 83,000. Let it be con
eded, for the sake of argument, that
Ahe boy could not sit dawn for six con
iecutive months. He could still have
rendered to his father all the services
which a small boy is capable of reader
ing, and the parent's loss would not
have amounted to anyappreolabie sum
-mach less to $8,000, If the suit
proves successful there is not a boy in a,
Brooklyn schooi wh9 Will not e)hmot to
be spanked. At thne uiumost the pro
ieasi of spanking cannot be stretched
beyond live minutes, ut least by any
I'emale teacher. If a boy can make
$3l,000) In five minutes he can support
uans family in afilce by two yearly
ipankings. As for the boy who should
seoure a daily spanking-as almost any
boy of average aity and conscientious
devotioni to dut could .46-he Wbuld
make his father a millhon aire.' 1t is
hardly probable thatt thie plaintiff in the
muit now pendiug will recover his 98,000.
Wnen our courte d4ate a i's jlfe'
to be worth only $5,00 they Oei b-dly
with consistency value the spanking of
a small boy at $3,000.
Statisticlans have pronounced the
United 8tates to be not only potentially,
but actually, richer than the Unitedt
Kingdom. Couinting the hopsoes, furni
ture, manufactures, railways, sliipping,
bullion, lands, cattle, crops, - invest
ments and roads, it is estimated that
there is a grand total In the United
btates of $49,770,000,000. Great Bri
tain is credited with soniethinrghss than
$40,000,000,000, or nearly $10,000,000,
less than the United 'States. The
wealth per inhabitant ini Great Br'itain
Is estimated at $1,101), and in the United
States $895G. Wilth regard to the re
muneration of labor, assuming the
produces of labor to be*100, In Ureat
Britian 56 paLrte g tpthe Aai!, 1to
capital and 23 to (overnament.Fane
41 parts go to labor, 861 to capital and
23 to Governhnent. In the United Sttes
72 &arts go to labor, 23 to capital,-ahd 15
Prof. Loo1ker, the Mnglish astii
mer,thinks it very prbable that hum
life on the planet Mars Is ,et .muc
may be ad pinoh more suspeptil as
make sfie',Sision quiti, as godd. Thb
heart is .q4upt so 'rabut ii
by no naeanh in proporo to il
lessened pewer ttthe sun's ra - T
observer ageswith Qhin adsrl
that$v4 a i~jl seaa---anoindi
infind seas, somie of . eoh sonnesoted b
stralts with stIll iarger seas, ahd som
nose9Il0: heAsi cW defInable
at, ouhr ms in wh.hehp
eoase With theeartht ,wat9(
seems to be much greatet than th
An Ola Veteran.
David Van Arsdale died in New Yox
on the 14th of November. He belonj
ed to an old Dutch family, and raise
the dag on the Battery on Evacuatik
The Van Arsdale family traces i
genealogy back to Jan -Van Arsdale,
tnight of Holland, who flourished I
1211. The family was a notable one
and there is a quaint old fortress in th
Nethetidas to which it has given
name. Bydion Jansen Van Aradalen,
descendant of the knight, emigrated t
the Sew Netherlandsjn 1053, and se
tld at LVlatlands, becomins the progei
Itor of a numerous race which into]
Long Island. ssgretgrat-grandsoz
Joun- Van- .sdihle, was .the famou
heister of the ftig. He was born i
1756, and with his father and fou
brothere he took the field under Wasi
ingtou and fought with bravery throng
the war for Independence. He wa
wounded at Fort Montgomery, and we
held a prisoner of wir for nine month
in New York, obtaining his releas
through an exchange of prisoners 1
1778. After this he was employe
against the Indians in the northeru par
of the State, and it is related that h
was once again made prisoner by th
savages, and with two opmpanions es
oaped from torture and death oni
through the drunkenness of his cap
John Van Ardale remained in th(
service until 1782, when he left with, th
rank of sergeant. On June 10, 1783
he married Mary Orawford, the daugh
ter of a Sootch Presbyterian settler wi
Long Island. On 1November 25, follow
ing he raised the flag while te Britial
hosts retreated to tbeir ships. The de
feated soldiery, before leaving the city
had gratilled their spleen by a last in
suit to the Americans. They had ou
the flag halliards attached to the tal
staff on the Battery, they had detachei
all the cleats from the polo, and les
any agile fellow might succeed in cimb
Ing it, they had covered the surlao
with sludge to render .it slippery. Vai
Aradafe, who had been a sailor boy be
fore he entered the Revolutionary army
went with hundreds of other citizens t(
the Battery to see the flag raised afte
the evacuation. When the difhllultiel
of the situation were realized he at
tempted to climb the po.e, but afte:
two or three attempts was forced to giv<
up the endeavor. According to th<
common story, wood and a saw wer
procured; oleats were mada, and thi
young soldier-sailor made his ascent
nailing on the stops one by one and thei
chmbing on thorm until he reached thc
father saw, a ladder near by, fetched i
to t'io foot of the pole and ascended t<
the top of it, carrying the flag hialliarda
fastened to his waist. Whatever <dispute
there may be as to the minor ciroum
stances, there is no manner of doubt aw
to the broad fact that John Van Aradalc
reeved the new gear, and ran up tht
flag on the moring of the dIrat Evacua
tion Day. He lived for many yeare
after, making his livelihood by saiing
packet boats in the waters auout .ev
York. He died in 1886, and on many
auniversaries he rtpeated his actions o:
November 25, 1783, in the presence o
David Van Aradale, who died on the
14th, was the third son of the old Buyo
lutionary hero. He was born Keptem
ber 1, 1794, in a country house on a
grassy knoll situated where Soamme
street now runs. Early in life he fol
[owed his father into seafaring life, auc
(or many years he found an ocoupatior
in the coasting and inland trade. In thn
War of 1812 no proved that he was no
unworthy of his father.
In 1824 he married Mary MoGary
and it may be mentioned as charaeg
latici that from that time to the day o.
his death he lived in only two houses,
1t appears that Misa MciGary's fathei
hica built himaelf a country house or
the site which in later Oays became No.
262 Brimgton street, near Coumbit
sibreet. At haed a brick front and sid
and rear wails of frame consitruction
after the style of the day, and it wai
burrounded with beautilul shade trees,
Young Van Aradale before his marrrage
lhved where Ludlow and Broome streetn
interaect, and it is told that his sweet
heart was very much exeicised as to hie
seisty wvaendver ne came to see her, at
wild and so frequented Dy roughs wer<
the ,rocas and woods that lay betweer
theIr dwellings. The old man oftei
told his daughter that he had carriei
home a "cord of wood,'' he was sure
in sticks given hinm as weapons of de
tense by his betrothed as he loft alte]
an evening's visit. One night she hti
nothing but an old spade handle, whiol
she Insisted on his taking for want of
better weapon. He resisted, but thE
lady oarried her point. It was fortu
-nate she did, for that night, indeed, thi
youug man was beset near his home bj
two or three highwaymen, whiom hi
with dilfloulty routed.
After nis wedding David Van Aradali
went to five at the Rivmngton stree
house. He stayed there for forty. years
and tnein moved to No. 442l Eaist 121s
street, where his body now lies, Fuo
the past forty-seven year. Mr. Van Ars
dale had been an employe of the Bargi
Office, having been appointed undo
Martin Van Buren. His wife dac<
twenty-three years ago, but he is sur
vived by two sisters, respectiyely eighty
six and eighty-two years old. RI
daughter and his grandohildren havi
gwithi hjuq, ie was a ver,
an iuahombr of th
~8isthat I eve
the usual oupft
rubed with the lout the same as f<
nia ona. -
The Land of the Sky.
k The Washington Star has a lette
r- from Asheville, N. C., giving an ac
d count of the impetus that section ia,
n received by the opening of railway com
munications. The writer says:
A The Western North Carolina rail
a road, which ten years ago successfully
n crossed the unoroken range of the Blue
, Ridge, is at last completed. The hard,
e natural difficulties it encountered in its
a pathway across sixty miles of an almost
a impenetrable mountain country, led to
o many discouraging delays, and eve1
- endangered at one time its further pro
- gress. The work is now, however, in
good running order, and is a 4right
of addition to the eugineering triumph of
1, the age, and a rhoiument to the Akll
s and determination of Its engineers.
a To this lovely mountain country and te
r Asheville It has been a God-send.
Though it is now eighteen 'nionths
j since the shrill neigh of the iron horse
5 first echoed among her hills the activity
s of her trade and industries, and the
s large influx of strangers in that time,
B have been such as to surprise even her
a most devoted prophets.
The "boom" is a big one. The most
t superficial observer cannot help but
B notice it, and I venture to say it is un
D rivaled by that of other towns which
have risen to importance on the
approach of railroads.
Nor is it to be wondered at. We
have here a climate whose health-giv ing
properties must ultimately become as
celebrated as that of Aiken or Mies
ota. Although acknowledged to be
equal to the Minnesota climate in dry
ness, it Is superior to it in equability
and mildness of temperature, while its
greater elevation, dryness and cooler
summer weather make it better for in.
valids than Aiken. I met many here
this summer both from the North and
South who were afilicted with lung and
throat troubles. I was glad to hear
them tell that in coming here they
acted upon the advice of their physi
cians, for it went to prove the speedy
recognition of this climate by medical
men as a good health restorer.
Irrigation on a Large sento.
The most gigantie irrigation enter.
prises ever inaugurated in the State of
California has been commenced in
Fresno county, the canal for which wiil
be the largesL in the State. and fed by
King's river. The water is intended to
irrigate 80,000,000 aores of rich jand,
at present barren through lack of water.
The source of supply of this canal will
be higher than any other debouohing
from the same stream. Its dimensiond
om' lees an average of, ' i
feet mp height and eight feet wide at the
top, broad enough fou a wagoa road.
The depth of the water is expected to
be five feet witn a fail of eighteen inches
to the mile. The dam In the moansain
canon, whence tWe water is taken, will
be a wonderful and permanent one.
It is twouty-tive feet high, eight han.
dred feet long, one hundred and forty
feet wide at the base and twenty live
feet wide on top. It is rip-rapped on
the inside with heavy root, an.1 every
precaution taken to make it suilLaieutiy
strong to securely hold thegreat weigns
of water that must be supporte-I. TaIe
water is led into the OaU.4i Lrom a large
headgate, constructed of heavy timoar.
ono hundred feet in widol and eigIteen
feet high. It is planked over si as to
make a bridge for heavy wagons, aid
has wings to protect it from the doods.
The canal is expected to carry thirceaa
hundred cubic feet of water pir
Passing as a Doctor',
"You are home late, sir."
"Yes. My business keepsi me out,
until thIs hour every night. Might I
ask what your business Is in this house.
"I am a physician, sir."
"That does not answer my question."
"Well, sir, if you must know, I have
been attending a lady up stairs."
"How isi she?"
"Very much better. I guess she'll
be all right in the morniing."
"Thnk you; good morning,"~ and
the door was courteously closed after
This conversation occurred in the
residence of Mr. H~enry lminerschitt,
No. 159 State street, JBrookiyn. Mr.
.mmorschitt keeps anl oyster saloon at
No. 393 Fulton street, in that city,
and Ia kept out every night until after
midnight. When lie returned home
last night the conversation just detailed
took place between him and a man
lie met in the act of comning out in the
Mr. Immnershitt rushed upstairs after
his interview with the "doctor," and
breaking into his wire's room found
her fast asleep.
"Is there anything the matter with
Katie?" lie yeiled, waiking his wife.
"No," she replied; "why should there
IThe excited father then rushed to
the room of his daughter Katie and
found her fast asleep. Hie began to
smell a mouse, An investigation
showed that a most expert burglar had
gone through tihe rooms of his house at
his very elegant, leisure, taicing what
ever suited him. All the jeweiry of
the ladies was gone, including gold
bradlelets, a pair of diamond earrings, a
diamond stud, a diamond solitaire lin-.
i .ger ring and a plain gld' ring. All
Sthe bureau draweis had been carefuily
r gone through, but no one was aroused
a byhis work.
, "la was that-dootor," yelled Mr.
"What dootor asked his wife and ?"
r "Don't bother me," he replied, and
1 started to notify the plce. He could,
i of course give agoddescription of the
r thief whom he met In the nail, but the
:police have no cle w to him yet.
t A me0AuWu writer asks: "fldw shall
we utiliae the Indians ?" This is a diffi
D cult question to answer,. but perhlapa
0 the best plan would be to petrify them,
0 sud sell them for segar store signs.
t This idea is worthy of owlsderation,
BUY THE BEST!
MAR. J. 0. oAO -Dear Sir : I bought the first
Davis Machine sold by you over five years ago for
my wife who has given it a long ad fair trial. I
am well pleased with it. It never Mives any
rouble, ail asgood as when first bought.
Winnsboro, S. C., April 1883.
Mr. BOAO: ou wish to know what I bave to say
In regard to the Davis Machine bought of you three
ears ago. I feel I can't say too much In its favor.
I made about $80,00 within live months, at times
ruanlag it so fast that the needle would get per
fectly hot from friction. I feel confident I could
not have done the saine work with as much ease
and so well with any other machine. No time lost
In adjusting attachments. The lightest running
machine I have ever treadled. BrotherJames and
Willlatus' families are as much pleased with their
Davis Machines tJought or you. I want no better
machine. As I said before, I don't think too
much can be said for the Davis Machine.
Fairflld County, April, 1883.
MR. BOAG : My machine gIves me perfect satis
faction. I ind no fault with it. The attachments
are so silnhile. I wish for no better than the DayLs
BIRD. R. MILLING.
Fairfield coumty, April, 1883.
i it. liofl : I nougat a jlavis Vertical Foed
w lag Machine from you four years ago. I am
Ii ghted with It. It never has given me any
o uble, and b as never been the least out of order.
t Is as good as when I first bought it. I can
cheerfully recommend it.
MRS AL. J. KIRAD..
Monticello, April 30, 1883.
This Is to certify that I have been using a Dayis
Vertical Feed Sewing Machine for over tw. years,
purchased of Mr. J. 0. iqag. I havan't found I I
passessed of any fault-all the attachments are so
slmple. It never refuses to work, and is certainly
the lightest, ranning in the market. I consider it
a first-olass machinae.
Very respectful V
Oakland, Fairfield county, S. A.
MR 13OAQ: I am weit pleasmaiI in every particu
with the Diavis Machine Dought of you. I think
a irst-class macnine iii every respect. You know
you sold several machines of the same make to
diferent members of our families, all of whom,
as far as I know, are well pleased with them.
S- -. .-Mit. M. 1H. MOBLEY.
This Isto certiry we nave nad in constant use
the Davis Machine bought of you about three years
ago. As we take in work, and have made e
price of It several times over, we don't want ay
uetter machine. It Is always ready to do any Kind
of work we nave to do. No puckeringor skipping
stitches, We can only say we are well pleased
and wish no better machine,
April 1 ATUIaINE WYLIE AND S1T".,
[ have no fault to and with my maciline, and
don't want any better. I have mAde the price os
It severa. times by taklug in sewing. It Is always
ready to do its work. I think it a first-class ma
chine. I feel I can't say too much for the Davi-s
Vertical Feed Machine.
MRs. TaoMAs SMITH.
Fairfield cou'nty, April, 1883.
MR. J. 0. Hoaa--Dear Sir: It gives me much
pleasure to testify to the merits of the Davis Ver
tical Feed Sewing Machine. The machine gotot
yon aotut five years ago. has been almost in con
Want use ever since that time. I cannot see that
it is worn any, and has not cost me one cent for
ropairs since we bave had it. Am well pleased
anid don't wish for any better.
Glranite Qiuarry, near Winnsboro S. C.
WYe have used the DavIs Verlical Feed SewIng
Machine for the last five years. We would nol
have any other make at any price. The macline
has given us unboundeu satisfaction.
Mhts. W. K. TonWNa AN" DAuoiTas
Fairfield conty. 8. c., Jan. 2f 1 353.
Having bought a Davis Vertical Feed BewIng
Machine from Mr. J. 0. Bocag some three years
ago, and it naving gien me perfeot satistaotion in
every restrect as a fainily umacnine. botn for hea ry
and llgnt se wing, and never needued tile least re
pair in any way, I can cuneerfully recoummead it to
any one a-s a first-class maelhin,- in every particu
lar, and think it second to none. It is one of Shie
stmpmest machines made; my children use It wila
ala ease. T'he attacament4 are more easily ad
justed and it does a greater range of work by
nieans of Its Vertloal ag'eed than any other ma
ohine I have ever seen or used.
Mits. TuoM As OWINOS.
Winnsboro, Fairfield county, 8. U.
We have had one of thes Davis Machines about
four yeara and have always found it ready to do at
kinds of wora we nave had occasuon to do. Canl t
see that the machine ta worn any, and works as
well as waen new.
Mas. . J. CatwuohD,
Jackson's Creea, Fairfield county, 5.'0.
My wife is highly pleased with the Davis Ma
chine bought of you, Sne wouid not take double
.vnat sne gave for it. The muaohine has not
been out of order since she had it, and she can do
uny kind of work on it.
Monticello, Fairfield county, 8. 0.
The DavIs SewIng Machine Is simaply a Cfrmas
t41r5 his. J. A. GJoo~wYN.
Itu4geway, N. 0., Jan. 10, 1888.
J, 0 BIOAG, eq., Agent-Dear Sir: My wife
has neon usieg a Davis 0ewing Machine constant.
ly for the past fonr years, an i has never needed
any repairs an~i works just as well as When irs
bosught. She says It will do a greater range of
lrauttaal work asnd do it easier and better thanm
sany anachine she ns ever used, We cheerfully
recommnend it as a No. 1 family meachine,
Yor~JAn. Q, DAVIs.
Wlanaboro, 8. C., Jan. 8, 1888.
MR. BoAG: ? have alwayh found iny Davis Ma
cbins ready do ali Kinds of to work I have had on
Uasioni todo. 1 canifol see that the machIne Is
worn a particle and it' Vorks as wail as when now.
Winnaboro, S. 0., April, 1665,
MRt. BoG: My wife has been eonstantly going
the Davis Machine bought of *on about five years
ago, I have never regretted byi S, as it is ,
always teod for any an 4of fann el~ it' er
itor l t. Itisfa evetotf ofz orMsl
FaIrfield, 5, 0., March, 188,