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TRI WEEKLY EDITION WINNSBORO. S.C. FEBRUARY . 900ED
5 THE NUMBERED STONES.
This is the ground o! glory, r
This is the 1ild of fame
And these-be:rimcd a nd gory,
Burned with the battle flame i
*hese are the vague im-nortals, c
The nameless of the fray. P
Deep thronged arounli the port:ia,
O Death's oternal day!
Bard of th3 flowi. phrisos, b
-Muse of the silver lnte.
Why do you stiat yonr praises, I
Why do your chords a:u mut,? ?
Uan we aver you bhtmeiess.
Wbo sing but of th3 pJUd -
-And nigh forget the nwuless.
Enwrapt with earthly shro-ad t
For them no laurele: wrcatiir;.3,
No proud, triump4ant trains
No cheers, no c:-ord's doop breathing=,
No boastful, brazen strains. C
With wind-kissodi biuners la:ying, r
With wild reardlss shou , t
Their joy was in tho slayin: i
Their triumph in the r:t:
aons springing from the masses, i
The homeland to defend
Their blood has wet its grasse3.
Their dust with it will blend!
Dead to the acia:mtion3- a
Dead when the tigt I; donal
The pedestal: of cations
REst on the grounI they woa.
Their valor ours for buying?
The price we blush to own
Their recompense for dying a
Was but a numbered stoae: c
-Boston riiot. n
IA-Rejed-td ManUSCIPipt i
y C. A.
AUL KING, the editor, was
kind et;ongs to explais to t
me wu,, my contribution t
w.u not a'eptab!e. His
/ re.3ons were excellent, and t)
I felt that tiny were what
I kn3r to be tras; but I
L w.3 not paying particnlar
attention to his words. I r,
have the fatal glit of seeand sight in
egard tQ lengtlh of Iife, and 1 s;173
at he woild pass from this world
ithin two years. to the cause of
h I could not say. He seemed i. ! h
cellen health now, though not of e
nobust constitution; few men who do
otee work exhibit the gnality of si
rgedness which is associated with
leggth of life, yet many live to good f2
old age. I was filled with a strange b
pitjfor the man before me, so fair
minded, generous, and, in his ,ay, n
so attractive. Yet I could not say a
d; i &d of his short career.
This gift is difficult to describe. I ti
.y know that I possess it. By ex
".I tried to set you on the right
>ad to sncceed in literature, but.you
,ouldn't follow my advice." 'i
"How could I? Am I to go on kill
ig people in fiction, and finding
)rpses behind doors, and marrying
oor girls to rich men, and all that
ort of horror, just to amuse a lot of
Ile or weary mortals, and earn per
aps two dollars a week in money? It's
!U very well for you editors, who have
regular salary, but for us outsiders,
s rough riding."
"Yon little know of the trials of an
ditor's life if you think you have all
.ie bitterness of a literary career,"
2torted King, gloomily. "Between
ie practical joker who wants to get
p a quarrel with any one, and the
rank who is driven by a strange mad
ess to 'pitch in' to son.ebody all the
ime, there is less peace. and less sat
Ofaction in editing thau in any other
rofession in modern days. I am think
ig of taking a sea voyage."
1 wished to warn him of the danger
f such a change, but could I say
'at his fate might be escaped on land
uy better than at sea?
"'v a good mind to go with you,"
"Come on," he replied with alert
ess. "As a vriter you have your
efects, a too caustic pen, but as a
3mpagnon de voyage I would choose
one more desirable."
It was some- months before we
tarted upon our travels, first to
outh Africa, then to Australia. Mr,
:ing enjoyed the best of health. I
ied to beliete I had deceived my
elf. I resisted the temptation to fly
-om his presence, to forsake him, in
)ite of the ,dread which a coming
eath always' excites in me.
We reached San Francisco in safe
We sta d ' a ass the con
One eveni ner ini
io dining -
sve a un
xch. has its
ory was d
o.n his e
eside the c
."I have 1
hen he s
tis is one
TALES OF PLUII K
" AIND ADVENTURE,
Fizhuah Lee's Arrow Wound.
T hin often been noticed that
whenever General Fitzhngh Lee
visits the White House he stops
to have a chat with Captain Loef
fler, who stands guard at the Presi
dent's private ofBcc and the Cabinet
room. This is generally attributei
co Lee's pleasant way of treating eve
ryone, but it has another origin.
Before the Civil War Leo was a
Lieutenant in the old Second Cavalry.
afterward reorganized as the Fifth.
Looffr was a trooper in this regi
ment and later a non-commissioned
officer. His company was one of the
two which were engaged in a sharr
fight with the Kiowa and Coir.che
Indians in the Cimmaron country in
Texas in 1359. The Indians hadl
taken reftge in a narrow canon which
could be entered only from one end,
and there hal thrown up a fortifica
tion of logs, from behind which they
poured a ho' fire into the troops. The
character of the canon was such
that the horses of the cavalry were
useless, and they were left outside,
the men advancing on foot. Only a
few of the Indians had firearms, the
rest had bows and arrows. Had the
the Indians been as well arnied as they
have been in later wars, the loss of
the whites would have been very
large; as it was only four or five sol
diers were killed, though the Indian
loss amounted to nearly fifty.
A charge was made on the log fort,
and Lce, who was a dashing officer
anda wonderful favorite with his men,
was the first to scale the breastwork.
he arrows were whizzing all about
im, and one struck him in the breast,
ting a very ugly wound. As he
fusion was so great about
Yet it is only just to the rank and file
to say that they would have advanced
as steadily on their own initiative.
Ht-in a R.ac- With Death,
A high trestle bridge more than a
glnarter of a mile long, supporting the
single track of the Nickel Plate Rail
roa:1, spans the valley of Grand River,
east of Painesville, Ohio. The bridge
is little wider than the distance be
tween thr rails, and the Eies are
placed eigh+ or ten inches apart, the
space between being open to the river
A young mau who crossed recently
had a thrilling experience on the
bridge. He had jast passed the centre
when a fast train rounded the curve
Sbehind him. As the engine whistled
he quickened his pace. With every
step the train was rushing nearer and
there was not a moment to lose.
Once the young man stumbled and
seemed aboat to fall, but qiekly re
gained his balance and hurried on.
As he reached the place for which he
had started the train was close behind
and he had just time to swirg himself
over the side of the bridge as the lo
comotive thundered by. The ends of
the ties were slippery with grease
from dripping axle boxes and his foot
slipped wide as he left the trnck. His
right hand, stretched blindly out be
fore him, touched a round iron bar,
bracing two parts of the bridge, and
with a grip like that of a drowning
man his fingers clasped around it.
For a moment he swung in empty air.
In another his left hand had found a
place beside his right and his feet
tonched the welcome edge of a brace
below. With bleeding fingers ciutch
ing the slender iron bar that vibrated
widely from side to side uioments
At last the train passed. and the
young man was able to climb slowly
to the track above. Unnerved by the
trying experience, he lay for a mo
ment streten;ed acloss the rails, and
then rising to his feet, with blanched
face and unsteady limbs, made his
I way to firm ground.
Two Tussles With Bridges.
in-+ n owes his life to
f which his
ALL ABOUT THE SAUSAGE
THE VARIOUS CASINGS USED ANC
WHERE THEY COME FROM.
What Sausa ges Arc Made Of-The Great
Quantitios Produced-3Iany Amerlean
Fausages Now Exported-Thousands of
Men Engaged in Making Them.
Sansages are made with sheep, with
bog, and with cattle casings. All the
hog and cattle casings used in this
c)uutry in sausage making are from
aniuals raised here; the great bnlk of
the sheep casings come from various
foreign countries; from England, and
countries of Continental Europe, and
in smaller quantities from Australia
and New Zealand. Great quantities
of sheep casings are imported, and on
the other hand large quantities of
American hog and cattle casings are
exported to various foreign countries.
aiieep casings, as they are put up
for sale to sansage makers are in bun
dIles containing three hundred or four
hundred feet of casings, according to
the caliber. Millions of bundles of
such casings are sold annually, which
are used for frankfurters, wienerwnrst
and other small sausages. These
casings range in size from half an inch
to an inch in diameter and the sausage
maker can get any size he wants, and so
nake sansages iu practically any
desired number to the pound, from
six to twenty.
The casings are first roughly sorted
as to size and they are then separately
blown up by an operator who inflates
them in lengths of a few yards at a
time, the entire length of a sheep
casing being eighty or one hundred
feet. The operator inflates only so
much of it as he can observe and con
trol; the inflation being to grade the
casing to size, and to discover flaws,
if any. The imperfect parts and the
small ends are cut out, not, however,
to be thrown away; but to be used in
the manufacture of strings for tennis
rackets, in making surgical ligatures,
round belts for hollow faced pulleys
and parts of cotton looms, and for
violin strings.. The perfect casings
run in lengths of from ten to sixty
feet, the various sizes being sorted
together with the greatest nicety.
on casings are larger, and they
in the individual animal
ings do; that is to say
from a hog varies, in
kness, and con
kind of meat, ag beef and pork to
gether, and there are many sausages
made of more than two kinds of meat,
mixed in various proportions, accord
ing to the kind or the grade of the
sausages to be prodnced.
As to the quality of the materials o.
which they are made, some sansagev
are made of selected meats, and som
are made of finer parts of the mests
than are used in others, but the greal
majority of all sausages are made of
the trimmings of hams and sioulder:,
and of forequarter meat, and, gener
ally speaking, of the cheapest parts of
good meat. There are, in faer, fei
parts of the animal available for tht
purpose that are not used to some ex
tent in sansage-making. More or less
bull beef is used in the manufacturE
of some sausages, but, it is pointed
out, bull beef costs more than cor
beef, and there is, it is said, no meaf
better than prime bull beef,- in the
right percentage of the entire body of
ingredients, for the sausages in which
it is used. In some sausages rice
used as one of the materials. Limited
quantities of pulverized craekers and
of potato flour are used in som e
sausages to help to bind the in
gredients together: in pork sausages
the crackers, handsomely bro wued,
help to give the sausages an attractive
appearance when cookel.--New York
HIS SUDDEN WEALTH.
Why the Syndicate Bontaht Soda For the
The development of the Missouri
"zinc fields" brought out almost as
many curious and amusing incidents
is follow the discovery of a new-'gold
region. The Joplin Index tells one
it has a pathetic side-of a family of
ten children, orphans, whose estate
consisted of a quarter section of rich'
The syndicate that was deveioping
the region wanted the property. The
guardian of the children was a shoe
maker of Joplin. He had been a friend
of their father, and was working hard
to keep the estate intact until they
should grow up, and to educate them
After he had refused offers that in
creased $10, 000 at a leap, day after day,
he~ became tired, and set a price of
$200,000, so that the syndicate would
cease bothering him.
It happened, however, that that
particular property was a necessity for
them, and they would have given twice
as much. So they took him up in a
twinkling. The court ap roved the
and the amoint was anuded over
.ertified chc '
THE MERRY SIDE OF LIFE.
STORIES THAT ARE TOLD/BY THE
FUNNY MEN OF THE PRESS.
Lucky Blds-He Wasn't Equal to the 0.
casion-.The Modern Youth-Merely a
Guess-The Difference-In South Af
rica--Ready to Quit, Etc., Etc.
Fall many a bird with plumes of brilliant
Was hatched to waste its songs on desert
Ah, lucky warbler, if it only knew
There are no women's hats to trim out
He Wasn't Equal to the Occasion.
Rose-"Did you ever faint, Isabel?*
Isabel-"Only once; and I bumped
my head so hard that I never tried it
again. "-Indianapolis Journal.
The Modern Youth. -
"I started at the bottomandclimbed
up," said the old gentleman.
"But it's much pleasanter toboggan
ing," returned the spendthrift son.
Man at the Fish' Market-"The
mackerel are running very small this
Young Housekeeper--"I suppose
it's on account of the dry weather."- -
"Detectives in real life are not. a
bit like the story-book detectives."
"That's so," said the man who
hasn't any savoir faire whatever; "the
story-book detective invariably catches
his man sooner or later."
In South Africa.
First Kaffir-"Say, what's yo
Second Kaffir-"Don't, stop m
I'm the special correspondent of
New York Hustler and I have a .b
of startling rumors from the,front.'
nealy to Quit. --
First Office Boy-"I call my
Second Office Boy-"Why is -
First Office Boy--"Because h
fire when he is ready!"-Pack.
The Siad tihe Wanted.
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