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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S, C., FEBRUARY 5, 1895. ESTABLISHED 1849.
t appears that all the railroads want
is to have pooling legalized. There Is
a generl suspicion that they have the
That New York youngster who raised
thousands of dollars by claiming to be
a son of Armour turns out to be merely
a son of a gun.
How fortunate that babies are not the
voguel The ladlis, .God bless themi
would never be able to take care of
babies and big sleeves at the same time
Captain Creedon, of the New York po
lice force, drew $2,750 a year and in two
years paid back $15,000 which it cost
'dm to get appointed. He must be I
very economical man.
New York Recorder: The dAwn
evolution of the new man Is noted in
Kansas- He loafs while his wife sup
ports the family. Indeed, in these part
he's not altogether new.
A dog in Woodstown, N. 5., recently
swallowed a gold chronometer and im
mediately became greatly enhanced in
value. Before It he was a worthless
4mr; afterward he became a watch dog
The fact that packages sealed call for
letter postage has been published so
often that everybody ought to know It,
ret people go on mailing them, though it
is impossible to deliver them until the
uostage is all paid.
The private secretary of Police Com
missioner McClave, of New York, dur
ing the last four years has managed,
by rigid economy and a strict eye to
business, to lay up $75,000 from a salary
of $700 a year. Thrift, thrift, Horatio.
A writer in the Railway Gazette as
serts that the canal under construction
to connect Lake Michigan with the Mis
sissippi River will add 1,000,000 cubic
feet of clear water per minute to the
Mississippi, increasing the depth of
-ater at St Louis 26 per cent.
Sincerity in work in any department
certainly forbids all Impostures, all
quackery, all fraud and pretence; but
it does not end there. It also demands
au absolute loyalty to the work itself,
a faithfulness to Its objects, an earnest
desire for excellence with all that may
1e Involved therein.
A Japanese writer expects great
things from Corea as an independent
country. It has valuable gold mines,
a iunequaled in the manufacture of cer
tain varieties of fine porcelain, and
could supply the world with fish from
the Pacific Ocean current that runr
along its shores.
In fifty years ocean steamers have
been lengthened 400 feet, and they are
three times as large as they were in
1845. Their speed has kept pace with
these changes, and It Is gratifying to
know that a voyage across the Atlantic
-s now almost as safe and certain as 0
*rlp on a ferryboat.
There is a pleasure that comes with
sut seeking-that which attends loyal
ty to the truth and faithfulness to the
right Whoever values these above all
other things, and will readily sacrifice
fc r their sakes whatever desire or de
light conflicts with them, experiences
a joy with which no other can be com
Officials of railroads at Chicago de
cdare that It will be utterly impossible
to maintain through~grain rates so long
as trunk lines persist in billing to ficti
tious destinations. It is a notorious
fact that nearly all the trunk lines make
a practice of billing grain to some inte
rior point taking a higher than a ser.
board rate, and changing the billing In
transit to suit themselves. This manip
ulation gives trunk lines 3 to 5 cents a
hundred to buy business with, as the
excess rate is deducted from the~
'trough rate before division.
The death of a second pugilist In the
ring, or from injuries received therein
ought to strengthen somewhat the sen
timent against that brutal institution.
It has often been regretted in a sav
agely humorous way that the contest
ants in such a fight did not kill each
other instead of only pounding each
other out of all semblance to humanity,
but even if such a wish had ever been
expressed seriously it would only be
half complied with by the killing of one
ef the combatants. A trial or two for
jnanslaughter, followed by conviction
and sentence, mIght bring the pugilis
tic fraternity to a realizing sense of
what It Is they are doing when they set
two men up In a ring to take the chanci
-f kills'ng one another.
Nebraska's appeal for har stricken
citizens is a manly one. Continued bao
crops along with the general Industrial
and financial paralysis of the last two
years have weighed heavily upon the
people of the State. They have gone
ahead bravely fighting disaster after
disaster, sure that In time the soil
would once more yield a generous sup
port. The State itself has not been un
mindful of its duty towards Its own.
Iint there Is a call for outside help
which Is not unreasonable. Thousands
or persons are said to be on the verge
.'4 starvation. It they can be aided
:.rough the winter they will start in
.:e spring determined to wrest from
::ture sonme return for Its hardships.
'ere should be no hesitation in an
p ~-ring the appecal whieh goes up o:
The greater the man the less will
should he have; he deipends on enrca
itiaces and events.
-THE CHURCH BELLS.
Tn the motmtkin-guarded valley v. hert my cradle
stood of yore.
Oft I sa: in trembling wonder where Cv billows
lave the shore.
Beard the churc bells' Iron voices wax and want
and sink and soar.
Kow with solemn clangor rising, like a teeming
host of sbund, L
Storming citadels of silence, thickly charging
round on romid,
Reusing with the blare of battle-hushed abysses
Till the motntain peaks awaken, and the deep
refrain they seize.
And In vague alarm they shout It, till it dwindle,
061 ft freeze
tA tlte shudderlhg loy vistas of the blue
As I dreaming set and listened, God, methought.
was very sear.
I could see his eye above me, stern and watch
jul, in the elear.
Calm elmyrean. and his warning in the church
Oft with childish sins guilt-laden here I sat ant.
heard him scold;
I W N nperh , deyd truant, or been
tw ! hiseyes edarkened and abroad
WtIMIZIM der rolled.
But what ber what sweet contentment earth
and cud and sky distilled.
whenovo heart and buoyantoutlleaped
f rommku U11;
Forests sai d ves were laughing and my
soul rith tre thrilled.
Oh, how faln would I recall ye, years across
whose gulf I I
Here I stand sla an lsten. as the ehildhood's
es er dars'
Listen the scl-same church bells with a trou
bled, dim amaze.
But mesage, Oh, the message which the3
Qa~~ ys of yore.
And w oie tht trembled from be.
And I e blesing c sprinkled, freshlike
dew the meadows oer
How ue. how strangely dulled Is now the
to1 Llv sightl
Vanished all th nptrtousr Vipses from the
child's bright realm of
And the aith that on theFh e'breastreposed
at fall of mighL
TO LEAVE TIE FARID.
The work of the farmhouse wab
over for the day; the children, with the
exceptioni 6f the oldest son, who had
I gone to the village-were in bed, and
in the big comfortable kitchen Farmer
Hardwoo'd, his ife, and his wife's sis
ter, Mrs. Lucas, *ere sitting round a
center table. Ttte former was reading
a paper, his wife was putting a patch
on the knee of little liarry's diminu
tive knickerbockeps, and Mrs. Lucas
was crocheting a hooa of blue and
white zephyr for a small niece.
There was silence in the kitchen,
save for the snapping of the -fire in the
stove, the ticking of the big eight-day
clock in the corner and the rustle of
farmer's newspaper, and when Mrs.
Hardwood sighed deeply, both her sis
ter and her husband looked up in sur
"What's the matter,' Sarah?" asked
the latter. "That sigh was the loudest
I ever heard you- gie. Bgas anytbing,
gone wrong? You look as though yot
have a big load oi your mind.
"I have," answered his wife. "And
It is a load you must share, Eli. I have
boine it alone as long as I can bear it.
There is great trouble in store for us,
husband-George is going to leave the
The newspaper fell to the floor, and
for a moment the farmer looked at his
wife, too much surprised to utter a
"Going to leave the farm!" he re
plied at last. "Sarah, you must be
Mrs. Hardwood shook her head sadly.
"'I wish I were," she said. "No,
Eli, it is true. George has made up
his mind to leave us. I have ntoticed
for months passed that he seemed dis-.
satisfied and restless, and since you
sold Vixen he has grumbled sa great
deal about work and the dullness of
his life. And to-day I heard him say
to Jasper Flint that he would not be
here a month from now; that he had
enough of farm life; and if we refused
our consent to it he would run awa;
and take his chances."
"We'll see about that," said thn
farmer, angrily. "Consent to it! I
rather think not! I won't consent to
it for a moment. What would he be
worth a year from nowv if I let him go!
He'd fall in with all sorts of rascals in
the city, and get us all into trouble.
Besides, I need him here. It'll be ten
vears at least before Harry can take his
place, and he's got to stay if I've go?
to tie him down."
"Why don't you make him want to
stay' Eli?" asked the gentle voice oI
"If he's got the city fever on him ab
the talking in the world wouldn't do
any good," rejoined- the farmer. "HE
wouldn't listen to a word."
"Don't talk. Don't let him ever sus
pect that you are aware of his desire to
leave you. Try a new plan, Eli, a plar
I have been thinking of all day."
"The best plan I know of is to tell
~im my mind freely, without any beat
ing about the bush, and the sooner its
done the better."
I"'Now, Eli, don't be above taking a
woman's advice. Let me tell yp~u how
to deal with George. I have b'een here
three months now, and ve taken a
deep interest in the boy. :I have seen
his dissatisfaction, and recog'. d the
cause. I have heard hinf t 'kn to
Jasper Flint more th.an-,once, and only
yesterday I heard him say that if he
went to the city what he earned would
be his own, but that here he worked
from dawn to dark, and was no better
off at the end of the year than at th~e
beginning. He says Tom Blythie who
is in a grocery store in the city, gets
I$12 a week, and Tom is only 17. Now,
if you want George tostay onthe farm
give him an interest in it, ri1i. He is
8 years old, and has worked faithfully
for you ever since he could talk plain.
He has his food and lodging, and two
suits of clothes a year, to be sure, but
all he actually owns is the collie dog
which is always at his heels. Y ou
even sold the only horse you had that
was fit for the saddle, and George was
utremely fond of Vixen."
"It seems a pity to keep a horse thai
no one but George ever rode," said the
f~arer "nd ah wnas too light fox
work. I'm a poor man, -(ester, an
can't afford playthings fur ray chi
-Tou can better aittord to kep an
extra horse than to hiave your son
leave you, Eli. Whom could you get
that would take the interest in the
work that George has? You have
thought it only right that GeorgE
phould do a big share toward runnim
the farm, and have considered you!
duty done in giving him a home. Yor
are disposed to thinA- him ungratefu:
because he wants to leave you now that
every year makes his services mori
vahiable. But the boy is ambitious,
and is not satisfied to travel in a circle.
He wants to make some headway, and
it's only natural."
The farmer leaned his head on hi
tand, a look of deep thought on his
grave, weather-beaten face. His gentle
ister-in-law's plain speaking had giver
rise to thoughts which had never befort
sntered his head.
"I believe you are more that hat
rieht Thata.r " hP said at lasq;. "I'll
tamk it all over to-nignt, and make up
my mind what to do. I'd be lost here
without George, and he shan't leavi
.he farm if I can help it."
"Force won't keep him, Eli; remem
ber that," and Mrs. Lucas, feeling that
she had said enough, folded up her
work,. and taking up a lamp from a
shelf by the stove, went up-stairs te
her own room.
Just at daybreak she was aroused
from a sound sleep by the sound of
horses hoofs in the yard, and looking
out of the window she saw Eli trotting
away on Roan.
Where can he be going at this hour?''
When she came down stairs at 6 o'clock
George was standing by the kitchen
table, having just come in with two
pails of milk. His face wore a discon
tented, unhappy look, and he merely
nodded in return for his aunt's cherr;
A few minutes later his father en
tered, but George who had gone to one
of the windows and was looking out
dejectedly, did not even glance up.
"You were out early, Eli," said Mrs
Lucas, "I heard you ride away at day,
"Yes, I went t,> Pine Ridge on 9
natter of business."
"That's where you sold Vixen. papa,
isn't asked little Harry, and Mrs.
Lucas saw a quiver pass over George'c
face as the child spoke.
"Yes, my boy, I soldVixento aLaw
yer Stanley. George," turning to his
son, "I've n4ade up my mind to part
with that fifty acre lot by the river
What do you think of that?"
"Of course you are to get a gooo
price for it sir," said the young man
indifferently, "It's the best piece of lane
"But I haven't sold it. I am going
to give it away."
"Give it away!" repeated George,
roused out of his indifference and star.
ing at his. father as if he thought hi
'ad not heard aright.
"Yes, deeded it, every inch of it, to
some one I think a great deal of, and
who -deserves it," laying his hand on
his son's shoulder, and his voice weak
enedalittle. "I'mgoing togive it tomy
son, George Hardwood, to have and tc
hold as he sees fit, wi'ithout question o'
"To me! You intend to give that
fty acres to me, father?"
"Yes, my boy, and with my whoht
teart. You've been a good son,
George, and I only wish I were able tce
do more for you. But I am not a rich
man, as you know, and I have youx
mother and three little ones to provide
for, too. Still I want you to lurve a
start, and this fifty acre lot will yield
you a handsome profit. You can have
three days a week, to call your own,
and that will give you a chance tc
work, and if you choose to break thai
pair of young oxen I bought the othex
day from Bagley, you can have therm
tor your trouble."
I"This-this seems too much, sir,'
stammiered George; "I don't know howv
to thank you."
1"Too much! Then I don't know
wat you'll say to this," and the farm
er took his son by the arm and led him
out on the porch. "There's another
present for you, my boy."
-"Vixen!" Tfhe word came froit
George's lips with a long sigh of joy,
and with one bound he was at the side
of the black mare he had thought never
to see again, and had both arms about
her neck. "Oh, father, I'd rather have
Vixen than anything else in this world!"
And he buried his face in the pretty
creature's mane, and in spite of his
eighteen years, fairly broke down and
That ended George's desire to leave
the farm. He was never again heard
to mention the subject, and hegrm
bled no more about hard -work-and' the
monotony of his life, but in every way
tried to show his appreciation of his
father's kindness. In fact, Eli Hiar
wood was wont to say occasionally in
condonce to his wife that he had reason
to bless his sister-in-law for good ad-.
vice and that he owed it to her that he
had a stalwart arm to lean on in ad
But George never knew to what he
owed the change in his fortune.
Jsattye Is &magm.
Trevor Battye, the naturalist, whto
was left last summer on the island of
Kolguev, off the north coast of Russia.
and about whose fate there was much
anxiety in England, has reached Arch
angel in safety with his companions.
He lived among the Samnoyedes on the
sland till a Russian trader came, who
transportes1 him to the mainland.
Safety in Salt 'Water.
A man may float in salt water witn
'out moving his hands or feet If he has
the presence of mind to throw his head I
back and allow the body to sink to thet
[position which It will then naturally I
MIdS LUCY LEE I
Miss Lucy Lee Hill, of Chicago, was
the guest of honor at the recent Daugh
ers of Confedracy ball in St. L~ouis, tak
ig the place of Mliss Winifred Davis,
daughter of the late .Tefferson -Davis, the
President of the Confederacy, who was
PERFECT REST FOR T HE -Ail.
LSound-Killer that Gives Peace and
Quiet Midst the City's Roar.
A man cannot control hearing as he
toes sight, or feeling, or taste. One can
.ose the eyes if he does liot want to
;e; no one can be compelled to taste
-r to smell unless he ehkooses to, but
>w -can, any 4eke;;"u f n~oises
iear or distant, which in large citier
>bound in numberless variety?
Rtailroads, steamboats, factories,
lundries, trolleys, street cars, pianos,
-gans, blacksmiths, and what noi
lnite in making life almost unbearable.
76 put cotton in both aars, as often sug
isted, does not give sufficient relief.
An optical concern near Berlin has
ttented and manufactures a little ar.
tle which bids fair to become an abso
te4- -n,,cssiy for mnyv dwellers in
rg ite.Th upoiusn4
rento t,"aniphne" idicte its
age.In painEnglsh his ean
s ca ofete Hil, ow hia thwfa
nhed gupesto hoar stnun the tDuh
wer of Coefea bl i tLuitk
ngThe humae ear Mis iiredayin,
dauger nd the atiphon ais, thee
ardent ofn stes Cofederacyody; as
Iu-Kcare hate beae aitnd
uioesta Midn telass.r
ASoon canot ontmbeaing ofrras cars
es sig ofeeingn, tate. mOneoton
tsloise hofe ia stemes screwant te
ee nol hae cesmled to tate
ace tof te tranle he ino etobu
orwil can any tero andth anphone
1 earditans han argitie
Maond Wndmerfls Expriencewit
Chanres, tr oeys, ofe Butt, piaot.
ts, blacthems ndfut exeinoe
tt inghtning lif alcord. unease
ndin put tnei both ofrs as oftn shg
:htning dsrc no t asuficent trlief
s atne and ranufactrent of lisbody,
irnen thihe bisfi to cponte nides
ute negsIty floru many wellerso nh
ae ci bties. Tren he hnonaesf
ie ot It satippoe himnofcael his
thes, Incldingishs ti ank
'sound-dpiead them ina pile to gie
et fone hee heewas itstaig muh
eth~ rst cut isu manyl anchor
fihapd ee doel wthe al atzor.
Hofmaen (rea)ined ucoslyio the
hur cana of ter whie hce buat
nod uperymc p artst siveman. tHe his
w own n Buteas"hehu.
So heninrm bln o air"dcn
ILL OF CHICAGO.
unable to attend. Miss Hill is the daugh x
ter of Gen. A. P. Hill, who was killed a V)
few hours after the collapse of the Con. v]
federacy. She was born during the wai
Gen. R. E. Lee standing sponsor for he'
at her baptism.
Saw It at Last.
"one day," says an American, " E
went Into a bookshop in the Strand and
:tsea for Hare's 'Walks in London.'
In America the book Is sold in one thic
volume. The clerk brought it in two,
'Oh,' I said, as I looked at them, 'you
part your 'Hare' in the middle, do you?
'I, sir?' he said, with a bewildered look.
'Oh, no, sir!' I saw he didn't see the
joke, so I didn't explain, but bought the
books and went away. A week later I
went to the same shop. As soon as thi e
clerk saw mer he rshed from the bacl
uo tihe shop, laughing vociferously. t
'Good!' he shouted, 'CapitalI Part your
"Hare" In the middle! That's capital f
sir, capital!' "-Tit-Bits'
A NEW LIFE PRESERVER.
,k Waterproof Suit in Which a MaI
Can Live a Month.
A Newark (N. J.) genius has Invented 19
a new life preserver which will not on 1]
ly keep a man afloat, but which pro
vidas him with-maat. drink and shel
ter. It 5i~elamed that in It a ship
wrecked person can be kept alive a
month. The lower portion of the cu
rious device resembles a life preserving
dress; the upper part is a kind of buoy
r floating chamber, in which the occu
pant has some freedom of motion for
'his head and arms. Inside the enlarged a
.THE NEW LIFE PRESERVER.
[Showing the hood epen and olosed.] '
upper chamber it 19 proposed to plae' 1.
rovisions and water.
The upper portion Is made of stroni Ii
sailcloth, waterproofed and distended
on a jointed cylindrical frame. Across
the lowest ring a diaphragm is placed
in which are two apertures for the legs, F
which are incased in waterproof pants w
and boots, covered with metallic-rings a
In order to afford protection against ;o
fshes and the sharp rocks. T'hese rings n
are made to fit one within the other a
when the dress is folded, so as to enable i
the device to be stowed in small space. I2
The top of the upper chamber is in- v
losed by a hood, in which a window Is n'
made. An air pipe is provided leading si
to a respirator fastened over the mouth ih
of the occupant An annular air chain- 11
ber is provided, which keeps the upper :x
part of the apparatus well out of the ib
Parke Slope-YouI are looking re
narkably happy to-day. Montgom
ry Place-Yes; I settled an old
g.rudge th:s morning; I presented the
boy of that cranky neighbor of m no
w tb an accordion, a bugle, cymn~als,
aid a drum, wh'ch are arranged se
that they can be played simultan'
That's What she Meant
It had been over four months since Ci
hey were engaged and as they read Li
the evening paper together he said: 5
'ee my dear, only $20 for a suit' i:
' s it a wedding suit?" she asked, I
sweetly. "No, a business suit.'
"Well, I meant business," she ar e
Pils for the United aingdom. D3
It has been estimated from the stamp li
duties paid by patent medicine makers
t-.at 4,000,000 of pills are taken by the
inhabitants of the United Kingdom Pl
every week. In France the quantity s
s about half. Only about 1,000,00'
ae taken by the people of Russia. Th.
inustralians are the biggest pill taker ?
in the world.
SAVING THE SCRAP.9
a Economy That Mas Become Comm
Among Hestaurant Babitues,
"You would be surprised," said
)nfidential restaurant keeper to a N(
ork Sun reporter, "at the growi
amber of my customers who carry<
ith them portions of their unfinih,
eals. Three or four years ago t
ily person that used to do this was I
d French lady, who always used tv
the three lumps of sugar that i
;ed to serve with a cup of coffee ai
>cketed the third. The next persot
)ticed doing anything of the sort w;
young man who ate two out of h
ree rolls, and, after looking a litt
tamefacedly round the restaurar
ached up and dropped the third r(
to his overcoat pocket. The folloi
g morning he did the same thin
Ld now he always does it, and do
too, as a matter of course.
"Both of these little tricks, you w
serve, were at breakfast, and
ought the explanation of them w.
sy. I knew it was the custom :
cance to pocket the unused sugar, ai
imagined the young man-was a clei
an office and used to eat the thii
11 during the morning or for lunc
it during the last year or so I ha'
ven up seeking for explanations of
bit that has become common; at
planation, I mean, except that o
rd times, for now it's done right at
Ft and at every meal. Why, sir, you
amused or saddened, I don't kno
oich, to see the matter-of-fact way:
oich parts of a meal are save
ime customers bring little handbai
d sweep every unused thing in'
em. Others use oiled paper, at
cap up the fag end of a steak or pa
a bird, and others, again, make ne:
tle parcels of their left-over brea
d butter. It was only yesterday th.
saw one young woman at lunch brir
small bottle out of her pocket at
>ur into it the milk she had not usE
"Of course I can't object to t!
actice, and Idon't know that I wou!
I could. The customer pays f<
at he is served with, and it doesn
uch matter to me whether it is eate
,re at my tables or takena home by =
stomers to be eaten at'theirs. Ind
tly, of course, it affects me, becau
means that there is a great and pri
Sling spirit of economy abroad, an
the saved scraps from breakfast hei
n be made to do duty for or help oi
lunch, why, naturally, I, or son
her restaurant man, losses the prof
that lunch. Anyway, it's a pha!
the influence of hard times that
vn't seen noticed or commentc
A Spider-Web Telephone.
A geetleman was watching son
iders, when it occurred to him to t
hat effect the sound of a tuning-foi
ouldha-e upon them. He suspect(
at they would take it for the buzzir
He selected a large, ugly spider, th
d been feasting on tiies for tm
onths. The spider was at one eds
its web. Sounding the fork, ti
an touched a thread at the other sid
id watched the result. Mr. Spidi
d the buzzing sound conveyed tohi:
rer his telephon'e wires, but how we
to know on which particular wire
He ran to the center of the web ye:
ickly, and felt all round until I
uched th~e thread against the oth,
d of which the fork was soundin:
en, taking another thread along, ju
a man would take an extra piece<
pe, he ran out to the fork and sprat
Then he retreated a little way, at
oked at the fork. He was puzzle
e had expected to find a buzzing fi
ren, strange to say, he got on the for
rain, and danced with delight. Ei
antly the sound was music to him.
Orecgon's Boldi Bandits.
Jonz W. Schute, .tresident of tl
ist ational Bank of Willsboro, Ort
as held up on a country'road recenti
Sfour masked men. They took bil
a clump of brush by the roadsid
d having bound him, secured ti
ys to the bank and compelled himi
ve them the combination to the vaul
wo of the men started for the bar
bile the others, remained on guai
'er Mr. Schute. The two men r,
Lned and said they could not getin1
e vault and that Mr. Schute had give
em the wrong combination. Afft
nsiderable parleying and inaz
reats they started with Mtr, Schu
r town, but when the outskirts<
e town were reached they turne
loose and disappeared, There
'idence that the robbers had beeni
e bank, but got nvthing.
Lunched the Wrong, Teami.
An English paper says that on tl
c~asion of a football match betweg
number of military oiiicers and
am of lawyers, the former had pr
1red a splendidlunch for the visito
afore the game. Both teams di
Lorough justice to the lunch, and ti
gal gentleman going in strong f
iampagne and cigars the ofticers aj
iipated an easy victory. On lookir
ward the football ground, howeve
ter lunch, the ofticers espied a r
arkably fresh-looking lot of gian
oking the ball about, and in amaz
ent asked their guests who the stra:
a were. "Oh," repled one of thei
i.'shing his last glass of champsa
~huse are our playing team. we a
1y the lunching team, you know.".
ew York Tribune.
If a can of milk is placed near
pen vessel containing turpentine, t!
nell of turpentine is soon commiur
tted to the milk.
Cast iron paving blocks are used
In Berlin they are making nut
SAVED BY A PET BEARe
-raeb Berger's Remarkable ExperlenSe t
Jacob Berger is a mountaineer who
is known to almost every man, woman,
g and child in Sullivan and Columbia
Counties, Pa. For fifteen years he has
,d vacillated between Bloomsburg, the
ie county seat of Columbia, and Laporte
6n in Sullivan County; and by his peculiai
70 dress and mountain habits has become
e a familiar figure in the different towne
and villages. He was known to have
a family living somewhere near Hell's
s Kitchen, but littl'was heard of Mrs
Is Berger or the younger Bergers until s.
le discovery made a few days ago by a .
t, 4ngineering party.
The surveying corps was in earge
of Charles Baker of the place and was
locating a line for a railroad across the
mountain. This brought the party
near Hell's Kitchen. Here one of the
engineers strayed away from his com.
rades. While picking his way through
the brush he made a discovery whick
M made his hair stand on end. A short
d distance from him, on the bank of i
small stream, he saw a large blac)
*d bear, smeared with blood and chewin
at something, while beside the brut4
'e he could distinguish the body of a mar
a to all appearance lifeless.
Y The engineer was unarmed and for i
Sa moment he was at a loss how to act
He could not cope with the bear single
d handed, and-so he ran back -to when
his companions were at work. Whet
n he reached them he was almost breath
L less from excitement, but managed U
s inform the party of what he had found
0 All the guns, axes, and other weapont
d available were secured and the survey.
7 ors started off in haste to kill the bean
Lt IAfter a run up the mountain side the
dl bank of the stream was again reached
Lt and the party approached cautiously,
* To their surprise the man was sitting
L partly erect and endeavoring to sup.
0 porth himself with one hand, while the
bear, close beside him, was still bus]
tearing what seetnid tobe human flesh
d The surveyors - stood spellbound
r They could not grasp the situation.
" The bear, to all appearances, was as saw
n age as any in the mountains and was
covered with blood. One of the party
finally broke the ice by shouting at the
e top of his voice and Sttracted the at.
tention of both the man and bear. The
d man signaled to the surveyors to com4
*e to him. The party croased the stream
t and found that the man was 3acol
e Berger, and that he was severel3
It wounded about the head and body,
e One arm was broken and his back ws:
' badly sprained. He could not ris
The bear in the meantime watched the
strangers closely, but offered no ojec.
tion to their advances after being cu1
tioned by Berger.- After the suvvyori "7
had taken Berger to his home, to which
they were followed by fhe bear, he toll
Berger frst explained that Davy,
sear, was perfectly domesticated
was his wife's particular pet. She
a peculiar fondness for mountain ola
c mals, and in a stockade near the cabi
she has a sort of domestic meznagerie
e Davy has long been her favorite, an4
also that of her daughters. This is ac0
counted for by the fact that .the beas
has acted as sentinel at the house and
stood guard in the absence of the
woodsman. He had neyer been very
familiar with Berger hitnself, ad how
he happened to accompany him that
emorning could not be explained. Ber,.
ger left home that morning to inspect
'some timber land. He had gone some
distance into the woods when henoticed
'that the bear was following him. The
"bear kent a respectful distance in the
rear ana evinced no desire to cultivate
terms of intimacy. In this way the
'. pair pushed through the woods until
*the ban]" of the creek was reached.
SBerger stopped here for a moment,
Ipartly to find a sate place to ford the
stream and partly to view the timber.
He was se engrossed that he did not
hear or notice a large catamount creep.
ing along the limb of a tree above his
head. He was about to move away
when suddenl7 the catamount leaped
u ipon him, The anitnal struck Berger
e'sgiare between the shoulders apa
e N M hi violmi to Ui groud
2The teeth and claws of the ca1mount -
tore his flesh, his arm was brokgn by
asistancJiten h~e made
a loud grunt, the brush wasaswept
Saside, and old Davy came upon~ the
-catamount, and a terrible battle ber
t*ween the two beasts folJ4We4,
' Th6cat was a large one, to uh1
SVicionsly, and tore bruin badly 1~in e
defforts to release himself. 1$ was With,.
Sout avail, however, Davy had suffred
several severe scratches, and he was
greatiy aroused. He tore the cat into
pieces, and chewed the carcass iniq
fragms, He was still engaged tear.
eing at the remains of the catamount
a hen the surveyors -came along.
d. Bishop Wilberforce was much be
e loved in Yorkshire, and in Hull the
>r house where his boyhood was spent has
i always been regarded with reverence.
g With the Wilberforce monument, how.
r, ever, which stands near St. John's
e Church, an absurd incident is con
ts nected, one which vastly amused thi
e good Bishop.
By some unlucky chance' the statue
a. of William Wilberforce, the great man
e. on the top of the column, was so placed
as to face somne noted wine and spirit
-vaults, while its back was turmed to
ward St. John's. 'Some sailors saw the
joke first and managed to scribble on
S o, BIly Wilberforce, thou'st ieft us in thehtrch
rk urg'd thy face to the ginshop, and thy back C/
'The Somerset Railroad of Maine ha-'
purchased a snow plow weighing~