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LAURENS C. H., S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST If), 1885.
NO. 3
lu the Lonely Baoh Pow.
Thf. sermon waa long nod thoproaohor wes
Tb? cushion wns soil utul tho corner war
ooxyi
And, niushvr, '. know
llj my Bide i:i iii . ?OW
Vian n dour little lace timi waa dimpled aud
roby.
A struy titt or ince and tho curl or a feather
Lay clone to my cheek, and I didn't cure
whether
Tho service was l"iig.
Or tliit:ii>r wns wrong
In n lonely buck pew, tm wo knelt down to
gether.
in rending tho prayers wo lind ono hook tie
tween us;
So ?weet v.?i-, ir r Btnlto that, had nobody soon
us,
White i en! on r?ur knees
(Oil how Cupid 'Hil !<. :....!>
I had stolon a kiss wttli tho prayer hook tr
Boreen UH.
In tho oriel win tow tho Biuillght was gloam
ing;.
In my drowsy old brain t foll love fancies
teeming;
Then my henri gsvi II thump
Hut my lie id ;?? II l ump
On thc back of the pew | inul only boon
dreaming.
_ _ -Life.
A SO?IKT Y LADY.
?lo?? tl?? Dcm m.l< of rushton Arc Nut
laded.
lrro\n ..?- Morning Katti to il??? Evening
Itccepll .II.
A LIPli <>: LUXUKV.
'A ltttlo 1'Vcnch pdt liniepioco ticking
away tho minutes in an lippi r room <>1
ono of Murray hill's lino residences
struck the hull-hour beyond 9 o'clock on
a recent morning, and while its deep
cathedral note yet echoed upon tho air
there was a sudden movement amono
tho lace hangings of n brass bedstone
standing in n recess of lito same apart*
nient, and a woman's face looked forth.
Tho room was full of pretty Illings,
warm willi tim blaze of n luck.?rv Ure,
and brilliant with lim dazzling winter
sunshine, which, filtering through tho
draperies of tho bro.id windows, Liv ill
patches of light <?n Moor and furnish
ings, hut lhere was nothing o:ie-half so
pretty, so warm, or PO hrilhant, no piot
ure so .sunny or dazzling .villon thc four
walls, as th.it muda hy lids sam - faco,
thc face of a young and lovely woman,
Which, Hushed from tho pillow's downy
carc-s, tho eves dewy willi sleep, and
tho rumpled chestnut ha r framing thc
whole in sweet confusion looked out to
see what had awaken, il it*- owner.
"Oh, it's you, you chattering little
clock," as her eve fell upon lite telltale
hands, then, bet?re she sank back into
her nest, she leaned out lo touch an
electric button Within easy reach. A
moment and tl soft I.noe!, prefaced the
entrance of ti neat-looking middle-aged
woman in cap and apron,
"Good morning, Harker," ( ame. from
tho pillows. "My hath, please;" and
Harker opened n second door and dis
appeared, in three minutes she was
back standing at tho bedside with a
bath gown of thick, soft Hamid and a
pair of low shoes, warm and woolly.
Thc youno; woman ^o: up, sn Herod the
dannel garment to be thrown over her
lace and cambric night dross, thrust two
while lout Into IIH? waddi d shoes, and
crossed to the bath-room.
Harker only waited to lake from
various drawers and presses an outfit of
feminine apparel, finished with an em
broidered muslin combing gown whose
ribbons were of tho sam.- pale-pink hue
as tinted thc silken stockings, before
shu vanished a second limo, and the
room was left lo tho clock and die lire,
with occasional intifilcd splashing.-; from
thc naiad in 1e r tub.
Btlt not for long. Tho hall door un
closed again lo numil n lull old negress,
black a Ktcblts, her le ad bound in ti
brilliant bandana. Sil shuttled lo tho
door of tho bath-room and knocked.
"Bs von ready, hom \ ?
"In a moment, mammy," onndod
from Within; tuen:
"You may come now." and once
more thc (in and i look hud il all their
own way in thc outer apartment.
Next Har!.cr reappeared bearing a
silver tray, on which wis n cup < f bouil
lon with nome wat. i-.. to . .... k r-, Sho
had scarcely placed her nay upon a
stand and wheeled n i ixurious Turkish
chair beter ? the crackling lire when tho
Inner door was thin .' wide open and,
fresh from her plunge and flowing with
mammy's vigorous massage Beauly
came out, her lianne! gown wrapped
warmly abotit lu r and her beautiful
hair still closely snooded in its oilskin
cap.
she .-auk with supple grace into lier
walting ohair, tho stand with its light
refreshment quickly lifted lo her side;
then, as thc lire gleamed too ardently
on tho soft, eli ar skin, Harker inter
posed a glass Bcrei n, which temperad
tlie Hume's fervor, w hilo it look nothing
from its cheerful light.
While the bouillon was sipped and the
crackers munched mammy brought a
lOW hatSOOk. upon whicli She drew her
young mistress' feet, and with gentle,
enressin;; touch put aside thc wadded
shoes and incased oacll slender ankle
and arched instep In Its silken covering,
using a silver shoe-horn of exquisite
workmanship to spring thu little satin
slipper to its place.
Then mademoiselle stood np while tho
black hands went deftly on with tho
task they loved so weil.
"You's jest like cz if you was a baby
yet. honey, tho old woman said, pat
ting ttlO "lovely shoulders Which rose
smooth and dimpled above tho hwob
chi misc: and. "'Deed, 1 w ?sh you w as,''
as sho sliped tho clinging |>otticoat of
knitted silk (?vcr her ol) argo's bead.
Mademoiselle laughed, and tho dress
ing went on lill, lin- la .t ribbon of the
muslin gown tied, mammy was forced
reluctantly enough to resign ber nurs
ling to another's care.
For Barker lind not been hilo during
tho robing process. Tho bouillon tray
and stand were geno; a low dressing
table w hoso bevolcd mirror was tho per
fection of reflective excellence hud boon
Untied to catch tho proper light, an
armless chair placed before lt, and now,
flanked by hoi implements of ofllco
rows of sliver-mounted brushes and
combs, steel pins, pomades, and per
fumed water- -tho priestess of tho b?b>
dru sing ceremonial awaited lier victim.
Mademoiselle seated herself, Harker
slipped ot)' the oilskin cap, loosened
some pins, letting the voil of chestnut
hair fall lu wavy richness ?piito to the
floor, and begun" her w ork. As the tire
woman labored her mistress let her eyes
stray idly before bur. und her glance
Urti unbn a little crystal vase noon ti.*
drosstng-table which held n single
fading rose.
What did she BOO in its rusty petals
and crumpled loaf to call up that curious
half-tender light to her face, and why
should this expression die slowly away
and tho proud lines of tin? exquisito
mouth obtrusively show in its steadP
"Barker," coldly, "don't keep Howers
about that ore not fresh."
"No, miss," said Barker respectfully,
hut wonderingly; then her eye, too, foll
upon tlie condemned Mar?chal Niel.
"1 left (he rose, miss, because you had
it in your hand lust night when you
came in, and lhere was a. bit of water in
thc vase where you put it, SO I thought
you would not wish it disturbed."
Did a faint blush mantle that smooth
white brow, or was it the wanton lire
light which filled the room?
"Very well, Barker; it is of no further
value."
And now tho hair is done and the
muslin gown is dolled for a robe of pale
India cashmere lined throughout with
quilted satin and trimmed from neck to
hem and at throat and wrists with cost
ly fur. Then Barker hands a bit of
embroidered cambric exhaling a faint
spioy fragrance, and draws aside a
heavy pur;i re, through which made
moiselle passes lo a morning-room be
yond, a beautiful, cozy apartment full
of bric-a-brac and objects of art, an open
upright piano in one corner, with a
bunjo, Hie latest craze, tilting its Hat
sphere ega i asl one leg. A sea-coal Uro
glows in tin- burnished grate, a tiger
skin rug sprawls before it, and tr break
fast service of transparent china and
old silver is set out upon a claw-legged
mahogany table near tile center ot thc
room.
As mademoiselle enters, a beautiful
collie leaps forward, fawning against
i r and thru-ting his nofiO under her
'dressing hand. Ills mistress pats him
il little absently and moves on to tho
.able, where at her plato is piled the
morning mail. Letters, notes, cards of
invitation, ono or two black-edged
funeral announcements, for death moves
m tho best society i too -she looks them
all over without great oilgemoss, though
her eyes brighten when she opens otu.
to read that a prominent man of fashion
b gs tho honor of leading a coming
nmuh-tnlkcd-of cotillon with her, nor do
th ry dull when tho next note informs
her that her presence is desire! among
a small select party which an aristo
cratic society matron is arranging to
lake to lier country-house for a winter's
lark. She goes on through her totters
while a servant brings the breakfast
fruit, chocolate, a pair of recd birds,
willi potatoes a la creme, with an
omelette aux eonllturos,
Mademoiselle eats with relish and
appetite, while thc dog, on his haunches
by her siile, his forefeet on the tloor,
makes with his head in the air a long,
silky, inclined plano of his back, which
ends effectively in a hindi of waving
fur. His eyes follow every movement of
the fair oater, hut his dumb entreaty
gain.) him naught till the meal is done.
One letter of her many that morning
she has not yet opened. She takes this
now, and as she breaks the seal thu
saan: Hooting look which the dying rose
liad ovolvcd conics hack. Tho noto is
-hort, a half dozen lines:
"1 found my orders awaiting mo last
night. 1 leave to-night May I call
late this afternoon to suv good-byP"
The lotter drops from nor hand. Tho
dog secs her cessation from writing and
conies over to her feet.
"Vi s, Sultan," she says, stroking his
head, "ho may como to say good-by.
and then we will think no more of this
channing young oilier willi his small
pay and -low promotion, and his tempt
ing suggestion of frontier barracks life."
O.ie moro h iter is quickly added to
the number waiting to be sent, tin ll
mademoiselle hurries to her room,
where Barker already awaits her.
Twenty minute^ later, perfectly
dressed in a costume of cloth and fur,
winne elegant simplicity equaled it- ex
travagant cost, gloved liku a French
woman and .-hod like an ICnglisli peer
ess, mademoiselle outers her carr lag!,
mid tho tall footman holding tho door
bonds to ree. ive. her initial order.
She drives to he;' tailor's whero she
mounts a wooden horse, to have a new
habit adjusted, i<> tho jewolor'a to select
a present for a fashionable wedding; ut
a ilorist's -he orders a funeral piece, .-cut
to a society house of mourning; she
h aves her carriage for live minutes at a
picture-gallery to glance at ii canvas
which her world is discussing; she
shows herself at a business uni ting of
u charitable organization of which she
is a member long enough to -ay that
she will stand at tho Russian tabl? in a
coming festival; shu drives to tho fur
rier's to choose her sables, and to her
bootmaker's for consultation over bot
tines a la Si. Petersburg, ami sho hurries
tinnily Into thu boudoir of her dearest
friend:
"Just to hope, dear, that you aro go
ing down to Oakchlf with Mrs. L. on
tho 21st. No? So sorry. Ami, oh,
Noll, will you kindly lend' mo that little
book on figures for tho gorman your
brother .-cut out from vienna last
month? Mr. H. nnd I want some novel
ties for tin: Worthington ball."
" That is tho last,' soo says to hersoll
thankfully when she hos kissed hot
friend good-by, and "Homo," is the
word tho footman takes as ho oil mba tc
the coachman's side.
lt is 2:80 when Barker Is getting hot
out of lier outdoor wraps, and luncheon
is served, sho is told. That mual over,
sho must give her maid ten minutes'
confab over tho evening's drosses and
twenty more to criticise an nrrangemonl
her dressmaker hus sent for Inspection.
Then a fnW inonu nts to loll among du
cushions of her divan skimming tin
chapters of tho last novel before nnoth.ni
toilet is In order. At 5 sho is again ir
tho earriago in a sumptuous reception
dress, rolling to an "afternoon." Twe
aro down on lier tablets for that day
and by nico calculation she gats the
cream of both before, shortly after 0,
shu .-tandi once moro in her own hall
and learns from tho servant In attend
anco that a gentleman ls waiting to bc
received In tho green parlor.
In all tho bravery of brilliant dress,
dropping only tho fur-lined carriage
wrap, slio erosses tho hall. Fifteen,
twenty minutes pass, then tho porticrr
of tho green parlor is put asido and n
young man comos out His face ls pah
and his lips ara compressed, but h'm
bearing is erect and soldierly, and then
ia tv gleam of something in bis klodllnj
oyo wli'u a may ]>.. :. lino Room whoo
that ur i ol londonien hos clearod
away.
Mademoiselle go? ? up-slnirs a trille
languidly. Hui* ru >m i.; brilliant with
warmth ami llghl, ami on tho hod is
Bpro.nl an evening dress, oil lace and
silken sheol).
"There ls no hurry, Harker." she says,
hr lolly; '"we entertain ti home to-night,
and dinner is not until half-post x.
Helo mo (?IV with t hes;; thin;-. glVO Ul"
a loose gown and I'.ftoon minute hero
before the lire."'
"Your Howers for to-night," says tho
maid, answering mademoiselle's ring
half' an hom- lat r. but the young girl
scarcely glnnuos ul the hugo bouquet
tho wo.nan is h Hiring.
"1 shall bo late, Nark ur." sin? '-ays;
"make haste lo dross m
There are two hours ni dinner and
three hours of hall gol through with be
fore 11. : i > 1 ? 111 . > ':1. . i ' ? . " ? day is really done,
and tho petted ??<d* linds her lu .. -
ounopied eon-li. The world hus boen
ut her feet, mid th" expression of
triumph and power does not wholly I. ave
tho perfect fae? even after the fringed
lids aro clo - -I and tho soft swed breatlt
comes regularly through th j i-> parted
lips.- A'. }'. 'it1.1 s.
iitnb > on Tear.
Jumbo i- . .. chimpanzee nnd
has received a < liristian education.
Visitors a: the nut* um will have
noticed him, as he occupied a enuc in
the third sion of lite mu> 'tim, und was
very vivacious nt limos, showing groat
stn ngth in shaking Ibu heavy iron bar
and swinging with o' inn cad? nco <>n
the flying trapeze. "Jinn" is a charac
ter and his exploits recently rhowed
him to bo a ?cht nu r of no mean order.
The fastenings of his en e w thought
secure, his keeper f<owu:ida, always tak
ing tho precaution lo carefully padlock
tho har>; hut woo ulai to carelessness!
A key was loft in the lock ti id his worthy
monkcyship proeeeiled with groal cau
tion and subtlety to unfasten his look
and liberate himself from the dreary
confines of tho cage. Once out Jumbo,
like all true revolutionists, made license
of liberty and commenced to free the
birds hy runion ,- across to tho other
cages; letting out tho eoeatoos, parrots
and other rare hird-!, and stirring them
up with a, club, as varimi ? marks tvund
on tho aforesaid birds would Indicate.
Thora is a largo glass cage in the mu
seum, and on ?hu same Udor, In which
aro kept several snakes <>f tho constrict
or sp. eus. A ihm son burner, connected
with lubing and lighted to warm the
occupants, was burning, and the Ci ul lie
look lng chimpanzee thought he would
invest?galo. How it occurred tho keeper
could aol tull, but coming up-stalrs, ho
heard thc unusual cluttt r ot the feath
ered tribe, and then suddenly tl bend sh
yt ll, that indicated somethingunusuady
interesting, and startling. Bounding up
stairs a strange sight met his gaze. Tue
monkey had just leaped oui of thu sn uko
?len and a larg-- constrictor was drag
ging af tor hun, his fangs fastened In
tho unhappy .Jinn's stump of a tail. At
thc sight of tho keeper thu howling mon
key made for thc stairs, the snake still
chuging to him, sweeping a dozen
sleeping parrots out of the way, who >ot
up n perfect pandemonium of screech s
irt tho disturbance. Lowanda says it
was worth a man's life losco that chim
panzee go down tho stairs and thump
ing tho constrictor after him, who like
n bull-dog nev. r lot up. Hastily closing
tho snake den and extinguishing tho
light, Lowanda ran down to the second
floor and then began the chase Over
tho freak stages, upsetting chairs und
smashing medicine and photographs in
a way that was a caution; Iben crossing
the hall, leap.ic; tho iron grating that
separates tiie. crowd-, trun tin: theater,
tho monkey went at a headlong gait,
leaving his sn a kos li p stranded high
and dry on tho wo e grating- a wiser if
not thoroughly awakened snake. Down
into tho darkness of tho passage went
"Jinn." and at tho bot.om of tho stairs
ho collided with a colored girl who was
working about tho building, and too
now thoroughly frightened monkey,
chattering and jibberlng, clung with
might and main loins fr.end "in need."
Lowandn says ho appeared at the lop
of tho landing just HS they rolled over,
and thal the chimpanzee had a lot of
bangs and frizzes of African fashion
and cut in his paws; howsoever bo it,
"Jinn" was captured and taken back to
bis den, docile and wheezing slightly
from his exertions. When a reporter
saw him ho was esconsoed demurely on
his lianne.u s, and at tho approach of
tho DOWSpapor man he cooked his oyo
and scratched his chinchilla whiskers
as much as to say. "Old chappie, it's a
cold day when wo got left."-til. I'aul
Globe.
Him Was in Trouble.
A young woman, bofnrrod and oyo
glassed, sat near the stove Weeping. It
was not a hearty, yard-wido weep, but
a furtive dropping of half-repressed
tears upon tho corner of a scented hand
kerchief-merely a blt of a thaw in a
cold wind.
"In trouble, miss?" queried tho gray
haired and sympathetic passenger.
"Ye-yes," was tho sniveling reply.
"May I inquire thu nature of your
woe, young I nly? Possibly I can com
fort you."
And for answer sho sntlfHod up two
or throe times in her nose, reached into
her dress pocket and pul hal out a crum
pled telegram, saving: "Head that."
Tho syiupathelV: pass n.er adjusted
his Spectuolos, hemmed and hawed,
turned half round In his seat, and cau
tiously hold tho ominous mlsslvo to tho
light. Ile read:
"Come homo at once. Your doggie
is sick."-Chicago /Jerald.
Thero is a certain man about town
Whose generosity is not unbounded. He
is quite ready to accept, and even to ask
for, favors, but is not so often known to
reciprocal. Thora como to lum, how
ever, as to all men sooner or later, oc
casions when it ls impossible to avoid
the semblance of hospitality and gener
osity, even if ho jposseMHM it not. A for
mula of #his for Mich dire necessity, I
hear runs in this way: (Moderato)
"1 d invito you to dinner to-day (an
dante) but wo aro to have codfish to
day (allegro and staccato, without walt
ing for a dreaded acceptance) and I
know you don't like codtb h."-Boston
tvsi.
Tho Model for a Marble Mund.
After the restoration of Louis Philippa
to tba French throne? many of Napol
eon's soldiers were left in comparative
poverty. One of thora, a famous Gen
eral, had a beautiful daughter whom he
wished to marry rich, but who fell in
love with a poor young man-an under
secretary or something of that kind.
She married at her father's request a
rich Count, but refused nt tho wedding
ceremony to allow thc ring to bo placed
upon her left hand, upon which sho
wore a ruby, put thor?! by hor lover.
Her jealous husband was not loug in
Unding mit wdiat was tho matter, and,
intercepting a letter in which the ardent
young lover claimed Matilda's hand aa
his, he determined upon an awful re
venge.
Ono night as thc celebrated surgeon
Lisfranco was returning from a profes
sional visit, ho was captured hy a party
of men, blindfolded and taken to a dis
tant palace, and lcd through a labyrinth
of passages and rooms, At longih his
conductor, stopping, said: "Doctor, wo
have arrived; remove your bandage."
Thc doctor, whose fears had given placo
to a restless curiosity and a vague ap
prehension, obeyed, and found himself
in a small chamber furnished with re
markable luxury, ami half lit by an I
alabaster lamp hung from the celling.
Thc windows were hermetically sealed |
as woll as tho curtains of an alcove at I
the end of thc room.
Here the doctor found himself alone
with one of his abductors. Ho was a
man of Imposing height and command
ing air, and his whole exterior of the !
most aristocratic Stump. His black'
oyes gleamed through the half mask
that covered tho upper part of his face,
and a nervous agitation shook bis color- I
less lips, und thu thick black beard that
inflamed tho lower. "Doctor," said
he, in an abrupt, loud voice, "preparo
for your work-an amputation.1'
"Where is tho patient?" asked tho doo-'
tor, turning toward the alcove. The
curUiins moved slightly, and he beard a
stilled sigh. .?Prepare, sir," said tho
man convulsively. "But. sir, I must
see tho patient." "You will see only
tho band you are to cut off." The doc
tor, foldiug his arms and looking lirinly
at thc other, said: "Sir you brought mo
hore by force. If you need my profus?
sional assistance I shall do my duty
without caring for that or troubling my
self about your secrets; butti you wish
to commit a uri me you can not force ma
to be your accomplice." "Bo content,
sir," replied tho other, "there is no
crime in this," and lending him to the,
alcove ho drew from thc curtains a
hand, "lt is this you are to cut off."
The doctor took the band in Iiis; bis
lingers trembled at the touch, lt was a
lady's hand, small, beautifully molded
ano its pure w ' te set off by a magnili
oont ruby encircled with diamonds.
"But," cried the doctor, "there is no
need of amputation; nothing is-"
"And 1, .sir! 1 say." thundered tho
other, "if you refuse I will do it myself,"
and. Seizing n handlet, he drew the hand
toward a small tabb; and seemed about
to strike. The doctor arrested his ann.
"Do your duty then, doctor." "Oh,
hut this is an atrocious act," said tho
surgeon. "What is that to you? lt
must bc done. 1 wish it; madam wishes
it also; if ncccosary shu will demand it
herself, ('onie, madam, request tho
doctor to do 3011 this sorvico." Tho
doctor, nonplused, and almost fainting
under Hie torture of his feelings, heard
from tho above, in a hall-expiring
voice and an inexpressible accent of de
spair and resignation : ".Sir, since you
ar-- a surgeon yes 1 entreat you- let
it bc you ?iud not-Ob, yes; you! you!
in mercy!" "Well, doctor." said tin
man, "you or I." ,
Tho resolution of this man was so
frightful, thc prayer of thc poor lady so j
full of entreaty and despair, that tho
doctor fell lhat even humanity com
manded of him compliance with tho
appeal of tho victim, ile took bis in
struments with a last Imploring look at
thu unknown, who only pointed to tho
hand, amt iii. n will) a sinking heart
began the o| oration. For the lirst limo
in bis experience his hand trembled;
bul the knit . was doing its work. There
was a cry from the alcove, and then air
Was silotlt. Nothing was heard but
Ibo horrid sound of tho operation till
thc hand and the saw foll together on
the lloor.
Lisfranco wore thc ruby upon his
watch-chain, w here it was sceu by the
voting lover on his return to Paris, and
out of it grew n duel that led to the dis
closure of tho infamous crime. 'Hie
morning after the young lover's arrival
?it the capital ho was presented by a
man in livery with an ebony box.
Opening it be. discovered a bleeding
band, Matilda's, and on it a paper with
thoso words: "Sc how the Count of ---
keeps his oath.' After the duel the
young man Heed to Brussels, where tho
bleeding hand was transferred to can- ,
vas. Hart seeing the painting copied
it In marble.-Lexington (A'yi) Letter
to Cincinnati Enquirer.
An Extra Quarter.-A peddler of tin
ware in one of tin: mountain counties of
tins Stale culled at a farnidiouso tho
other day, where tho woman wanted to
sell lum a hear skin. " 'Tain't worth
no great shakes," said tho peddler after
looking it over. "Tho b'ur was killed
two months too early." "How much?"
asked tho woman. "About 75 cents."
' Sec boro, stranger," she continued as
?be gave the skin a rub, "when i t. il
you that this 'ero b ar clawed my hus
band to death less'n two months ago,
and that i'm still a griovin' wlddor-wo
man, can't you make tho prioo a dol
lar? Being a niau of sentiment and
tinware conibined ho said ho could.
Wall Street News.
General longstreet thinks that his
uncle, William longstreet, of Augusta,
Qa.i should share with Wobei 1 Hil too
tho laurels of tho inventor of steam
boats. This ingenious Georgian wa*)
big with tho idea as early ns 1788, but it
was not until 18U8 that he successfully
ran a boat by 6tcam in tho Havannah.
. Tap," said little Jacob, looking up
from his Sunday-school pn|>or, "here in
a piece that sn vs 'Boer versus Whisky.'
Shall I read it ?" "Trow dot pabor tn
dc sehtovo, Shaky, Inny mans vot says
beer is vorso as visky ain't fit for nod
ings oxeopt kindfing-vood."- Ding'
.hamton Hcpubliran^
GAMBLER RANSOM?
Wovr Ho Surrd n Mun from Kuli) und Marie
"I could relate, hundreds of stories
about his life," said a shining light of
the N. Y. Athletic Club speaking to a re
porter of the, N. Y. Mail ? Express about
tho well-known snorting man Charley
Ransom, who dieu rccontly. "'Ibero is
one story about him which the papers
have not published yet. Charley and I
mudo tho acquaintance of what wo
thought to bo a very wealthy man at tho
Monmouth Beach race-course two years
ago last sununor. Ho was introduced
to us hy a prominent official of polieo
headquarters. After tho race.? were
over, all three wont over to Long
Branch. Charley and I came up to tins
city on an early train, leaving our now
acquaintance behind. I never saw him
after that, but Charle) one day met him
on Broadway, near Twenty-third street.
They went to the Fifth Avenue hotel to
get a drink. I don't know exactly how
it was, but that santo night both sat
down in the room of a neighboring ho
tel to play draw-poker. 1 do not wish
to disclose the gentleman's name, be
cause ho is a good father now and be
cause such indiscreetness on my part
might hurt his present fair chances; but
ho was a confounded uss for his own
sake. Charley was an honest fellow,
however, and he played a square game.
Our new friend dropped ??.'17? that night,
all ho had in his possession. He made
an appointment for the next evening in
tho hope of getting even, but hu again
quit a loser. This time he threw np his
hands to tho lune of $1,200. They kept
playing every odd night until the mid
dle of tho following December. Our
gay friend by that time was minus, ac
cording to his own calculation $18,900.
Charley wan tod lum lo give up poker
half a dozen times before he lost this
amount, but In each instance he refused.
The fellow commenced to drink like, a
tish and (.'harley confidentially told tuc
he'd be hanged before he'll sit down
with him again. He in ver did play af
ter that, although tho fellow accused
him of being afraid lo render satisfac
tion.
"One morning about lO.Oclock Char
ley fell in with the would-be Spoil Oil
Sixth avenue. Ile was partly intoxicat
ed, ami his dissipated appearance de
noted he had not seen a bed for several
nights. Charley endeavored to get
away from him on tho plea of business,
but it was useless. Our friend held on
to tho lapel of his overcoat and insisted
that they re]lair to a room and indulge
in a game. Bul the devil could not
have altered ('nar!, v's lixed determina
tion and hr saul so. While both were
talking a little boy of about 12 years
eaane iq.' and touched the leg of ( har
ley's foolish friend. Thura was a little
snow on the ground, and the little fel
low's feet protruded from a broken pair
of boots. Ile had neither overcoat nor
mittens on. and he r ally looked the
picture of misery. Turning around, our
friend saw thc boy, and Charley often
told ino he turned deadly white. 'What
uro you lining here'.'' he tinnily asked
tho "hid. 'Oh, papa,1 stammered tuc
boy, moving backward, ns if he was
afraid, '1 have been looking all over for
you. Aunt and mamma sent me to timi
you.' This drove the fellow almost
mad, and lie broke out with frightful
oaths, winding up by bidding the buy
to gi t hotne or he would kick him all
over thc street The lad departed with
out a word, Inn before going he cast a
most siguilicaiit lint ailcctionale look at
tho man h.- . ailed lather.
..Charley had had cnou.h, and break
ing away from th . mail's grasp he.
walked in tiie opposite direction to that
taken by ?lie hoi. The father, after a
moment's hesitation, weni into a gin?
mill. When Charley saw him disappear
from view he turned on his heel and
with a quick gait started after the hid.
lie overtook lum a! Tweniy-'ifth street.
Tho boy would Hot talk h r M.inc time,
but li nal ly he broke down and told ail;
informed him how his father was fast
ruining a good business down town;
how he, had mortgaged tie- house they
lived in, on well, myer mind what
street how molhur, sister, ami self wore
being neglected, abused, am! starved,
and ?tow their once com for li bio homo
was fast going t>? ph ces. W ell, the.end
of that busin i ss was that a sober man
entered his home that night, and a
weeping wife embraced him. They
wera tears of joy, I assure you. Tho
mortgage was paid oil'the next day, a
good business was revived, and a man
who not ?OII?; before w ished to be ii
sport, sat down to dinner with his fami
ly in his cozy dining-room. No matter
how tho thing was managed. I prom
ised a dead friend I would never t ll
any one about it, but I could not keep a
secret, for he was a good fellow. He
may have been a sporting man; may
have carnell a living by cards, and may
have associated with some rough per
sons, but I'll warrant thero never
walked along the path of lifo a better
man than Charley Ransom.
No Show l'or tho Creditor,
..Rath i strange thing occurred the
othi. >...'' said a jewelry drummer, a*
ho lighted a match on his pantaloons;
"1 went to a town ont in Iowa to settle
up au account with a firm thero that
hud been running behind on their pay
ments. Tho linn, composed of two
brothers, was one, of tho largest in the
town, and I had no fear of trouble, hut
when I arrived there I found that they
had dissolved partnership and closed
business."
..Didn't lose anything, did you?"
"Lose anything? Should say wo did.
Ono brother took all tho stock and skip
ped cast, and tho othor took nil the cash
and lit out for tho wost. What show
has a poor creditor got coming in on
the shank end of such a dissolution oi
co-iiartnersldp as thal?" - Chicago ihr*
A St-,to street merchant put a hand*
some plaster figure in his store window
and prepared himself to enjoy it with
his customers. Along in tho afternoon
tho wife of an artist carno in and notic
ed it at onco. "Ah, Mr. B." she said,
"that's a handsome ligure in your win
dow." "Yes." replied tho merchant, "I
call lt so myself, I do," "Your taste ls
excellent," purmted tho lady, "und I'm
glad to see a love of art developing In
commerelnl oirclos. What la toe ngura
Hebe?" "O. no, ma'am; it's plaster
of parla.*'- Merchant 'J^nwkr
a i'?iiii!. Happy.
Melville'* Ambition.
"It's n terrible tiling to bo cold," said
Cliict Engineer Melville, ol the United
States navy, at tho rooms of tho United
Service club, "hut it is moro terrible to
sutler tho pangs of hungert to crawl on
hands ana knees on tho icc. us 1 have
done, that my comrades might bo saved.
It was not for myself, but for my coun
try and my fellow-man."
Engineer Melville, who looked the
picture of rosy health, was surrounded
by distinguished officers and ox-officers
of the arm}- and navy as he road his in
teresting papot on Arctic, exploration.
Among them wcro Gen. JoshuaT. Owen,
Capt. Richard C. Collum, Pay Director
Russell, and Col. Nicholson. In his
opening remarks Mr. Melville said:
'.When 1 roturnod from Siberia I
promised mvself and the whole world
that I would never lecture on the trials
and sufferings of Arctic explorations
that I would never coin money out of
thc blood ami hones of my dead com
panions." Continuing ho said: "For
moro than SOO years some of tho
best blood and brains of lin; world have
boon devoted to solving tho problem of
the far north. It was for a grand and
noble pul poso the benefit ot man, that
wc may have knowledge, which is
wealth, power and happiness."
Mr. Melville spoke of tho peculiar ab
sence of scurvy in tho later American
expeditions, particularly those of tho
Polaris, Jeannette, -.iiiii (neely party,
while Sir George Nares' exploring party
were terribly nilli et ed. He thought \t
was a matter of food, clot hine; ami well
ventilated quarters. He had fre
quently been asked how he hoped to es
cape thc fate of those who had gone, be
fore him if he attempted to reach tho
pole. His answer was that tho bitter
school of experience led him to believe
that tin; pole could bo reached safely,
and that thc proper route was by Franz
.Joseph hand, the southern end of which
WO? accessible every year.
Mr. Melville then described tho Arctic
oui lits necessary for explorers, and tho
mistakes mudo in making them too
heavy. lb' said: "I have slept comfort
ably on top of a sled in a sleeping-bag,
with the thermometer lo;) degrees below
the freezing point of water.
'I le Arctic sloop! ng-bugs, ho explain
ed, iver . worn with the hair inside, thus
reversing nature, lt was tho only fur
clothing worn that way. Ho thought
t in; very ?ilea ot unlimited appropriations
hy congress caused an Arctic expedition
lo be loaded down with the. worthless
rubli iga of even crank in the land. His
sleeping-bag weighed eleven pounds,
The Creely expedition bugs weighed
twenty-two pounds -"elegant things to
.deep in. but death to those who attempt
ed lo ? any them." lu conclusion tho
chief engineer said that with his know
lodge, born of experience, he expected
at some fut un dav to conduct a party in
safety to tho Arel ie regions, and to lind
a grand, public-spirited citizen ol vost
m ans who would aid him in solving
tie- problem of a commercial pole. Th?
ro e! was one of trial and tribulation,
but tho object was attainable and tho
scientific world would not bo satisfied
until it was reached. -Philadelphia
Timex.
A Deputy Sheriffs Philosophy.
Nearly nil tho deputy sheriffs in this
city live well, dress well, and grow fat,
and yoi they are not happy. Ask ono
of them how his business is. and with .a
deep sigh ho will nnswor in heart-break
ing tones, "Oh, things uro frightfully
didi. Then; ain't a cent in thc busi
ness any more, and I wish to heavens l
could Hud homet liing else to do." But
they don't spend much time in looking
for anything oise, and the distress of
mind that those gentlemen sutler when
any change in tho sheriff's office is
about to lake; place is highly inconsist
ent with their alleged deplorable condi
tion. Deputy Sheriff Aarons occupies
un entire liouso in a fashionable portion
of tho city. Il is well furnished and
his wife and seven children always
dress well and look happy, Mr. Aarons
smokes good cigars, ami has grown so
fit in th?; sherill's office thal he linds
difficulty in getting within writing dis
tance of his dirk. Tho other day,
while In; was resting himself after writ
ing tho date oil thc top of a legal docu
ment, a reporter .-aid lo him:
"How is it that you seem to bo so
contented when ail tho other deputy
sheriffs uro complaining of hard
times?"
Mr, Aarons scraped a little piece of
quail otf his mustache, and replied,
confidentially:
"About two years ago 1 wanted to get
a new suit of clothes, and as my tailor
had mad'; money enough to retire after
having my c list oin for a year or two, I
bogan looking around for a new tailor.
I spoke lo ono of tho deputies about it,
and ho advised mu to try a tailor who is
localed on Broadway, a short distance
from here. 1 h it my order l'or il coat,
and told thc tailor to deliver it nt roy
house. When tho gai ne nt ai rived tho
messenger refused to leave it until 1
paid him for it. I som it back. Tho
next day thc tailor told nie had so nundi
iioulile in getting money from one or
two of thu deputies that hu was afraid
to trust a stranger who was in tho saino
business. Now, the men he mentioned
made as much money as I do. Tho se
cret is just tho same here a- it is in
every other business. I look after my
money and other fellows don't. 1 como
to tho office at the samo hour evory
morning, attend strictly to business un
til lunch time, and thou pay $1 or mare
for a good meal. When tho day's work
is dom; I go home and stay there. Tho
men who are. always complaining spond
41) or 50 cents on their way down in
thc morning, tito same on their way
home, buy a cheap lunch, and devoto
their evenings to playing cards or
squandering their money in some other
foolish wav. It is the spending of small
coins that makes a man poor and keeps
him there, and a man is never any bet
ter off if ho trios to savo money by do
oming his stomach of food."---New
York Aiail and Xxpress.
M. D'llarp has boon treating himself
to a now hat. Proud ol hi ? conquest ho
showed his purchase to ovorybooy next
day. "What did you givo for itP"
asked a friend. "It cost mo 15 francs."
"Rut it is marked 16 francs on the lin
ing." "True," softly rcpliod M. D'Harp,
"that is what I paid tho batter; bnt I
wont without my dinner yesterday,"
Far*? Journal Antwan*.
?. Ut viii v ?m. Aiuiiiiiiii ??..). un iiuiuy?.
Among Mic bills introduced in (bu
Renate last week and appropriately re
ferred was one by .Senator Edmunds,
''providing tor tho inspection of meats
or exportation, prohibiting thu Im
portation of adulterated articles of
omi and drink, and authorizing tho
('resident to make proclauiutiou In
certain cast!?."
Senator Edmunds said tltat this bill
had been reported last year from Mic
committee on foreign relations. Be
sides providing for tho inspection of
pork, &c, tor exportation, it contaiu
i'd, he said, a section iriviug the Presi
dent authority, whenever lie was con
viliced thai unjust discrimination was
made against thc admission of Ameri
can products into other countries, to
prohibit the introduction ot such
inicies as he thought (it for the pro
motion of thc just interests of the
United States, lu view of what ho
(Ed in linds) saw in the newspapers
about current events in other countries
? ouohilig American proiiucls ou the
?henry that they were supposed to be
diseased, when the fact was obvious
hut thc object was to exclude them
under any consideration, ho (Ed
mund-) thought it (dear that it wa?
time lo introduce this bill aglill.
Tim IMncovorjr of America.
A number of prominent gentlemen
interested in establishing a permanent
Vmericail exposition in Washington
. nd a world's exposition to be held in
I8?I2, in honor of tht} four hundredth
iiiidversary of tho discovery of Amer
ica by Columbus, met last week and
ndoptcd rcsoolutioiis strongly favoring
the project, and thc chairman was In
.irneted to appoint a eouindttee of
oil i ze nts to formulaic a plan in further
ance of the celebration of this impor
tant an II i vet say.
THE LAURENS UAR.
JOHN C. I1A8KELL, N. U. DiAL,
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