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ABBEVILLE PRESS
BY HUGH WILSON AND W. C. BENET. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1878. NO. 23. VOLUME XI
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The Spelling Bee at Angel's,
REPORTED BY TRUTHFUL JAMES.
Waltz in, waltz in, ye little kids, and gather |
rooodmy knee,
And drop tnsm books and first pot-hooks, and
hear & yarn from me.
I kin not Bling a fairy tale of Jinny's fierce and
wild,
For I hold it unchristian to deceive a simple
child ;
Bnt as from school yer driftin' by I thowt ye'd
like to hear
Of a ' Spellin' Bee " at Angel'B that we organized
last year.
It Trarn't made up of gentle kids?of pretty
kids?like you,
But gents ez hed their reg'lar growth, and
nrinin ftnnnph fnr twn
There woz Lanky Jim of 8utter's Fork and j
Bileon of Lagrange,
And " Pistol Bob," who wore that day a knife I
by way of change.
Yon 8tart, yon little kids, you think these are
not pretty names,
Bat each had a man behind it, and?my name >
is Truthful Jsunep.
Thar w&b Poker Dick from Whisky Flat and
Smith of Shooter's Bend,
And Brown of Calaveras?which I want no
better friend.
Three-fingered Jack-yes, pretty dears?three |
fingers? you have five.
Clapp cut off two?ilV lar too, tL.il Clapp j
ain't now alive. J i
'Twas very wrong, indeed, my dears, and 11
Clapp was much to blame ;
Likewise was Jack, in after years, for shootin' |
of that samo.
: <
The nights were kinder lengthenin' cut, the '
rains had jest begun, I
When all the camp came up to Pete's to have j I
their usual fun ; ! (
Bat we all sot kinder ead-like around the bar- j <
room stove ! '
Till Smith got up, permist<kiB8-like and this
remark he hove:
" Thar's a new game down in Frisco, thet ez 1
far ezl can see,
Beats euchre, poker and van-toon, they calls (
the ' Fpellin' Bee.' " ,
I'
Then Brown of Calaveras simply hitched his <
chair and spake :
41 Poker is good enough for mo," and Lanky j j
- Jim sez, " Shake!" I
And Bob allowed he warn't proud, but he j ^
" most say right thar
That the man who tackled euchre hed his edu- j (
cation sqar." {
This brought up Lenny Foircfcild, the school- ,
master, who said, (
He knew the game and be would give instruo- |
tions on that bead.
4t For instanoe, take Bome simplo word," sez
' he, "like 'separate,'
Now who oan spell it ?" Dog my skin, ef thar
was one in eight.
This Bet the; boys all wild at onoe. The chairs
wu pat in row,
And at the head waa Lanky Jim, and at the
foot was Joe,
And high upon the bar itself the school-master
was raised,
And the bar-keep put his glasses down, and j
sat and silent gazed. {
;
The first word out was " parallel," and seven |
let it be,
Till Joe waltzed in his doublo " 1" betwixt the
" a " and " e " ;
For, since he drilled them Mexicans in Ban j
Jacinto's fight,
Thar warn't no pronder man got up than Pistol
Joe that night,?
Till "rhythm" came! He tried to smile,
then said, " they had him there,"
And Lanky Jim, with one long stride got up
and took his chair.
Oh little kids! my pretty kids, 'twas touching j
to survey
Those bearded men, with weppings on, like i
school boy8 at their play.
They'd langh with glee, and shout to see each |
other lead the van,
And Bob sat up as monitor with a cue for a
rattan,
Till the chair gave " incinerate," and Brown
said he'd be darned
If any suoh blamed word as that in school was
' ever learned.
When " phthisis " came they all sprang up
and vowed the man who rung !
Another blamed Greek word on them be taken
out and hung.
As they sat down again I saw in Bilson's eye a ;
flub,
And Brown of Calaveras was a-twisting his
mustache, ;1
And when at last Brown slipped on " gneiss " |8
and Bilson took his chair,
He dropped some caanal words about some
folks who dyed their hair.
And then the Chair grew very white, and the 1
Chair said he'd adjourn,
Bat Poker Dick remarked that he would wait
and get his turn; j
Then with a tremblin' voice and h&Dd, and
with a wanderin' eye,
The Chair next ogered "eider duck," and Dick !
began with " I
And Bilson smiled ? then Bilsoo shrieked ! j
Just how the fight begun |
I never knowed, for Bilson dropped and Dick '
he moved up one.
Then certain gents arose and said " they'd bus- ,
iness down in camp,"
And " ez the road was rather dark, and ez the '
night was damp, !
They'd" here got up Three-flngered Jack '
and locked the door and veiled:
41 No, not one mother's son goes out till that <
thar word is spelled!"
But while the words were on hie lips, he groaned |
and sank in pain,
And sank with Webster on his chest and Wor- j1
cosier on ins Drain.
I
Below the bar dodged Poker Dick and tried to j ,
look ez he
Was hnntin' np authorities tfcet no one else '
oonld see ;
And Brown got down behind the stove allowin'
be " was cold," 1
Till it npsot and down his legs the cinders
freely rolled, 1
And several gents called " Order!" till iA his '1
fcimple way
Poor Smith began with " 0 " " R or " ?
and he was dragged away.
Ob, little kids, bj pretty kids, down on yonr i
knees and pray!
ifon've got your eddication in a peaceful sort
of way;
And bear in mind tha; may be sharps ez slings
their spellin' square,
Bat likewise slings their bowie-knives without
a thought or careTon
wants to know the rest, my dears ? That's
ill I Tn TriB von rpp.
The only gent that lived to tell about thet
Spell in' Bee I
He ceased and passed, that trnthfnl man; the
children went their way
fegith downcast heads and downcast hearts?
^^te_but not to jport or play
&t eve the lamps were lit, and snpMaWrlegg
to bed
|9HKpKild was sent, with tasks undone and
^Wsons all unsaid,
might know the awful woe that
Ij&SgipriUed their youthful frames,
RHhEv dreamed of Angel's Spelling Bee and
sjffifflopght of Truthful James.
?Bret Earte in November Scribner.
"Don't worry about my going away,
tD^ d*rling. Absence, you know, makes
2^Of somebody
The Plague at Marseilles.
' lat
The 15th of March, 1720, was a gay ; he
and joyous day in the queen city of the ! an
Mediterranean, Marseilles, which even i mi
then was one of the finest places of the i '
old world, and which to-day is dazzling j hie
in the splendor of its gorgeous build-1 ly
ings, its magnificent situation and its j pU
sunny sky. |_ ;
On that day a great event occurred in i fro
the commercial history of Marseilles. ! j
The first ship from Levant, laden j via
with precious cachemire wool, had ar- bit
rived and it waB to be woven at Mar- thi
seilles, whose great ambition was to f
eclipse the spinneries of Lyons and bej
Rouen. th<
The sailors of the ship wore treated to j ]
a collation at the public expense, and '
until a late hour of the night crowds j coi
singing joyous ditties were passing I roi
through the principal streets of the city, j '
Alas ! Had the people of Marseilles | far
known what dreadful calamities the I cai
wool-ship had carried to them 1 1 yoi
It had sailed from Smyrna, and at! ]
Smyrna that terrible scourge of former ' abl
ages tbe plague, was raging. nia
Disinfecting processes at that time pai
were never resorted to, and tbe narrow I J
streets of Marseilles, near the harbor, ! we
were kept in a very filthy condition. nu
Next day the wool-ship was unloaded, 1
und two hours later most of the work- sic
men engaged on tbe dock near it were pla
writhiug in the agonies of the plague, cul
A cry of horror resounded throughout ed.
the whole city when the dread news be- wa
lame generally known. The stores Mf
were shut up and the people locked hu
themselves in their dwellings. Some of bu
the wealthy residents hurriedly left the hei
jity, and departed for the pine-clad hills coi
af north Marseilles, where the air was fro
bracing and salubrious. toi
But the vast majority of the people op.
stayed. Stayed to die?to die in a man- evi
aer too horrible to imagine. i
It was at setting in of dusk that swell- ha<
Iressed and very handsome young man Th
entered a narrow street in the northern the
r\f flio nihr TTn efcn/v? af.il) in frnnf. i <
)f a low house, the window shutters of De
which where tightly closed. From his '
pocket he drew a silver whistle, and fac
alew three shrill notes from it. It A.
few minutes later the front door of '
;he house was cautiously opened. Ho
In the dim twilight the young man re- 1
;ognized a frail female form, dressed in seii
i flowing white wrapper. He rushed to- ]
ward her, and clasping her in his arms wit
ixclaimed, rapturously : - 1
"Sephronia!" be
" Antoine!" 1
For a minute they remained locked in the
i fervent embrace. Then she drew him ^
jently into a hallway. They exchanged the
i) any tender caresses. bee
At last she ushered him into a cozily- ?
urnished back room, lighted by a hang- fell
ng lamp, which shed a dim light over
;he room. They sat down on a low
livan.
She was a girlish beauty of the true g
Eastern style, graceful as a fawn, per- Up
aaps eighteen years old, perhaps a year wei
>r two younger, with hair raven black, 8hc
i complexion faultlessly pure, magnifi- fiel
jent eyes and a mouth as charming as j vol
;hat of the Venus of Milo. ! rai]
The young man took her hand, and Th
jazed lovingly into her eyes. ful
" Sophronia," he said at last, " I have cor
5ome to hear your decision." pai
A cloud at once darkened the brow of Ta;
;he lovely girl. ooa
" Antoine do Couras," bhe said, press- Flc
ng her small hand against her heart, 0f
" you love me?I love you you with all y0\
ny heart. But?" : 8oc
"But!" he exclaimed impatiently. j anc
" But, Antoine, dearest Antoine, I j bei
lannot marry you !" I wai
He sprang to his feet, uttering a wild I a g
mprecauon, rea
"Why, Sopbronia, why?" be cried, thi
itamping his foot on the ground. brc
"Listen to me, Antoine," she said, ten
jalmly. " What am I in the eyes of the p](
vorld but a -wretched outcast? The y01
laughter of a woman who was broken 0f <
>n the wheel as a witch." Her boBom j if 1
leaved convulsively as she uttered these j gir
vords." cas
" Poor mother!" she sighed. " She a eve
vitch because she cured some sick peo- hai
?le -whom the stupid physicians of Mar-! qui
leilles had given up." ; anc
"It was an abominable outrage " uu<
nurmured M. de Couras ! tini
" It was, Antoine. My life was in j frit
langer. You saved me, and concealed ma
ne here! And then think of who you lor
ire. The only son of a wealthy conn- i rea
lelor to the parliament. Your father wai
vould disown you." I alsi
" I have a modest fortune in my own din
ight," interposed Antoine. tru
" A modest fortune 1" she eulaimed jus
ilmnsf, sftornfnllv. " Row hftnnv von. I ma
? ? ???1/. rf / ' 1
he petted child of opulence, would be ant
vith a slender inoome ?" wai
" I would be with you. But tell me, swi
Jephronia, is your decision irrevocable ?" da]
She hesitated. Then she passionately Mr
Irew him to her heart. ten
"No! no!" she cried. "Only give als
ne a week's time. I have a Btrange fur
oreboding that starting events are going pre
o happen." pet
" One Btartling event has already hap- in |
jened," said M. De Bouras. "The of
jlague has broken out to-day in Mar- mil
teilles." ma
" The plague !" she echoed, with dis- wit
ended eyes. the
" Yes; everybody is alarmed. ral
"And well they may be," she said, ma
solemnly. " Few cureB can be effected bej
where the plague appears in its most 1 len
nalignant form." fie)
"Many people have died this after- ' sor
aoon, Sephronia." j un:
"Then God have mercy upon Mar- ;
jeilles! You must forthwith leave the !
sity, Antoine!"
He laughed. \ <
" Why ! I am not afraid," he said.
"Do not laugh, Antoine ; I and my r
whole family would have been swept
away by the plague if my father, who 8ttr
was a very learned man, had not pos- J
Bessed an infallible remedy for the epi-, org
demic." I ]
" Have you got that remedy ? " An- j lie,
toine asked, eagerly. | do1
" I have," she replied. i
"Why, then, do not you 'give it to the | ma
authorities, Sephronia ? " |
"And be broken on the wheel as a I r
itch !" she exclaimed, bitterly. "No,
LiO t And what good would it do? They |
would never apply it." |
' I must go, then, Sephronia," he said; j
"I shall come back in a week and get | ?~
your final answer. j *
" Stay a minute; I shall give you some j
of my father's plague arcanum." i i
Rh? TTPint into an adioinincr room and h?
returned soon afterward with a large ;a t
orystal bottle. The other vial she filled 2:1
with an oily substance, a soft salve, mfl
which she took with an ivory Bpoon he
from the jar.
" If you should get the plague," she
said, 44 rub your body with this salve, die
and drink aiew drops of the fluid. You E"
will speedily get foil." SU1
They parted most tenderly, and An- a f
toine left the house.
He had passed on but a few steps sel
when he was attacked by two desperate dig
fellows who knooked him senseless. iu<
Is it not curious that, when all good pr
people shut themselves up in their coi
homes in order to escape the pestilence, foi
desperate criminals prowl about fearless- lot
ly, bent on murder and robbery. hii
They rifled the pockets of the inani- be
mate voung man. They found in them set
iwpp-jllled purse and two vials. The lac
ter they flung away contemptuously,
ley then hurried away.
M. DeCouras awoke ten minutes
er. Tho night was very dark, but
groped his way to a thoroughfare
el speedily reached his father's palatial
tnsion.
rhere terrible news awaited him?
i father, hiB mother, and his two lovesisters
had been attacked by the
igue.
ill their cowardly servant0 'iad fled
im the house.
\ntoine bethought himself of the two
tls Sephronia had given him. He was
terly disappointed when he found
it they were gone.
3uddenly he felt that his own brain
gan to reel, and he sank senseless to
3 floor.
Se, too, had the plague '
rwenty-four hours later he awoke to
isciousness. At his bedside sat Sephria.
'I heard that you and your whole
nily were down with the plague ; so I
ne to your house. Your parents and
nr sisters are dyiag. You will live 1"
3e did recover, and a week lat?r was
le to be about. He persuaded Sephrol
to let him have a quantity of the
aacea.
3he remained in the house while he
nt into the streets, and he effected
merous cures.
Sverybody was in despair. The phyians
did not know anything about the
igue. A stupid rumor had been cirated
that the wells had been poisonSo
the people refused to drink
tcr. The good bishop of the diocese,
>nseigneur De Benzunoo made superman
efforts to relieve the suffering,
t all to no purpose. There were no
irses, no coffins. Vast numbers of
pses were piled up in the streets. In
nt of one of these ghastly piles Anne
De Couras one day met the bishThe
noble prelate's courage was
dently giving way.
Lntoine saw at once that the epidemio
1 singled him out as a fresh victim,
e young man poured a few drops of
> elixir down the Bishoo's throat.
'It revives me," said Monseigneur
i Benzunoc, heaving a deep sigh.
1 Let me rub your hands and your
e with this ointment, Monseigneur.
will save your precious life."
A thousand thanks, young man!
w can I reward you ?"
' Will you stay here a minute, Mongneur.
I will be back presently."
!n a few minutes Antoine returned
;h the blushing Sephronia.
' Marry us Monseigneur ! Let that
my reward."
Lnd they were married in front of all
>se dreadful corpses?
Che corpses were finally pushed into
i Bea by the galley slaves that had
;n liberated for that purpose.
5uch an appalling calamity never be
[ a civilized city in modern times.
Harried in Spite of the Old Folks.
Springfield, Ohio, is getting its name
for runaway matches, according to a
jtern paper, which says: Only a
rt time ago a young couple of Spnngd
ran away from a raging father's rever
and club, and were married on a
Iroad trai* going forty miles an hour,
ey had hardly stolen away into blissprivacy
before another Springfield
iple steal a march on one set of
rents and big brothers. Mr. Burt 0.
plor is the only son of the leading
il merchant of Springfield. Miss
>rence Arthur is the oldest daughter
a large planing-mill proprietor. The
ing people, moving in the same good
iety, became acquainted years ago,
1 the more they saw of each other the
;ter they liked one another. Taylor
3 a moBt exemplary young man, and
reat favorite in society, but for some
son, or no reason, tno parental a.rirs
and some of the young lady's
)thers violently opposed Taylor's attions
and evident intentions towards
>rence. At length they forbade the
mg man the house and made threats
iemolishing him by various processes
le did not cease his following after the
1. They also threatened her with
ting out and utter disownment if she
>r married Taylor. On the other
id everybody else of their whole aclintance
was in favor of the match
1 sympathized with the young couple
3er their persecutions. They conued
to meet at the houses of mutual
;nds, and their mindB were fully
de up. At length the paternal Taytold
his son that he had a house
dy for him to live in whenever he
ated a separate establishment. He
o provided Miss Florenoe with a wedig
outfit, which was stowed away in
nits. Ana, moreover, nis son Deing
t under age he procured for him a
rriage license. The girl was eighteen
1 her own woman, and so everything
3 prepared for a hasty wedding and a
ift departure from Springfield. One
j lately it happened that Mr. and
s. Arthur were away from home aiding
the funeral of a relative, and it
0 happened that Mr. Taylor was at a
leral. The young couple met with a
>spect of two or three hours' sweet
ice, and resolved to employ the time
getting married. They informed some
their nearest friends, repaired to a
lister's, thence to church, and were
rried without iD terruption. They left
;h their trunks on the next train, and
1 old Arthurs came home from a funeto
be amazed by the report of the
rriage, a bridal trip and a honeymoon
jun. At last accounts they were sully
thinking about it all, and Springd
was blaming them for their unrealable
opposition, and joyful over the
ion of the persecuted young lovers.
RnmA Sentinel Brevities.
'A scaly customer"?The fish-mon.
"
["he occupant of a villa is not necesily
a villain.
rust as the leaves begin to turn the
fan-grinders quit turning.
[t has been Baid that figures will not
, and yet almost any one can set them
(TO.
' "What is one-man's food is another
n's poison,"?but that rule won't work
th ways.
rhere is nothing like confidence in
arself, and in your hens, for that mat.
Ordinarily people will insist that
elve eggs constitute a dozen, but a
,n on Kossuth street finds no difficrlty
convincing others that of his hens'
2;b it takes only nine to make a dozen.
1 man in the fourth ward claims that
has a rooster that stands sixteen and
lalf hands high and trots his mile in
.6 to harness. He has been urged to
itoli the bird againBt Rarus, and might
persuaded to do so did he not have
mind a more profitable use. He
irms that the rooster's crowing oan be
itinctly heard for a distance of sixteen
les, or across the whole city, and is
re Rome will need to buy the bird for
ire alarm.
Usually, advertising pays, but when a
If-made man enters a book store and
iplays his literary learning by anxious
juiiies for rare bookB that are out of
int and not to be had, and which he
old not pay for if a copy could be
ind, he is advertising at a positive
is. He would not be adding any to
i reputation, but his time would be
tter occupied if, instead, lie would
jlude himself and engage in pondering
it year's almanacs.
V-.
LIFE WITHOUT FOOD.
An Invalid I<ndv who for Fourteen Yen
has Liveil Without Nourlhsment?Tl
Laws of Life Defied?A Had and Ronin
tic History.
In a modest, secluded house at t]
corner of Myrtle avenue and Downii
street, Brooklyn, lives an invalid lac
afflicted with paralysis, with a History i
remarkable and extraordinary that, nc
withstanding it is vouched for by ph
sicians of standing, it is almost incred
ble. It is claimed that for a period
nearly fourteen years she has lived a'
solutely without food or nourishment
any kind. The case has been kept I
tne iamny 01 tue pauent a wen guarcu
secret, it having led them to a stri
seclusion as the only means of protectic
against the visits of the carious and L
credulous.
The name of the remarkable person
Miss Mollie Fansher. To the half doze
medical gentlemen who itave seen ar
attended her her case is inexplicabl
To learn the history of the strange case
Herald reporter called on several pe
sons familiar with the facts. The fir
person seen was Dr. Ormiston, of Ni
74 Hanson place, Brooklyn, who atteni
ed her. He said: " It seems incredibl
but from everything I can learn Moll
Fansher never eats. The elder Mil
Fansher, her nunt, who takes care <
her, is a lady ol the highest intelligenc
She was at one time quite wealthy, an
she has at present a comfortable incom
I have every reason to believe that hi
statements are in every detail reliabl
During a dozen visits to the sick chan
ber I have never detected evidence <
the patient having eaten a morsel." .
visit to the house of the patient by tt
reporter was unsuccessful, the occupanl
stating that it was the physician's dire
tions to admit no one. He found, hov
ever, a lady intimate with the family
who thus described Mollie Fansher: "
shall never forget my impression of tt
poor girl when I firBt saw her. H<
room was then and is now kept darl
but one's eyes quiokly beconie accu
tomed to the gloom. Flowers, birds an
books brighten up the invalid's chan
ber, though little good it does to h<
sightless eyes.
" Mollie, I can safely say, is one o
the moat beautiful women I ever saw
Even now, in spite of her long years <
pain, her face is striking. It is whi
artists term spirituelle, with light curl
hair, clear complexion, dark (thong
sightless) eyes and thoughtful, intell
gent features. Her blonde, curly ha:
?how can I describe it ? It cannot t
more than four inches in length, yet i
curls close to her head, is parted sligh
ly on the side and is combed back froi
her face in the most charming an
jaunty manner possible. She is
woman who, under ordinary circun
stances, would weigh about one hui
dred and thirty pounds. Her cheel
are full, her mouth and nose delicate!
molded and her teeth white, small an
even. She has lain to my knowledg
for fourteen years in the same room an
in very nearly the samq position, an
has not eaten any nutritious food sine
1866. Doctors have tried to force dow
a little wine or milk occasionally, bt
the patient has to be held firmly durin
the operation. This will happen at Ion
intervals, but it is her doctor's opinio
that she is better without the driblei
of food (or rather drink) thus foroib]
taken."
Dr. Spier (her regular attendan
was found in his comfortable little offici
and the errand of the writer mac
known :
" Is it true, doctor, that a patient o
yours has lived for fourteen years witl
out taking food ?"
"If you refer to Miss Fansher, yei
She became my patient in 1864. H<
case is a most remarkable one."
" But has she eaten nothing dnrin
all these years ?"
"Ican safely say she has not."
" Are the family also willing to vonc
for the truth of this extraordinary stat<
ment ?"
"You will find them very reticei
to newspaper men and to straLgers gei
erally. I do not believe any food?thi
is, solids?ever passed the woman's lij
since her attack of paralysis, consequei
upon her mishap. As for an occasion:
teaspoonful of water or milk I sonn
times force her to take it by using a
instrument to pry open her mouth, bi
that is painful to her. As early as 18(
I endeavored to sustain life in this wa;
for I feared that, in obedience to th
universal law of natnre, she would di
of gradual inanition or exhaustioi
which I thoucht won'd sooner or latt
ensue ; but I was mistaken. The cas
knocks the bottom out of all existir
medical theses, and is, in a word, m
rculous."
"Did you ever," asked the reporte
" make an experient to satisfy your pri
fessional accuracy in regard to her al
stinence ?"
" Several times I have given her eme
ics on purpose to discover the truth
but the result always confirmed tl
statement that she had taken no foo<
It sounds strangely, but it is so. I ha\
taken every precaution against dece]
tion, sometimes going into the house ;
eleven or twelve o'clock at night, witl
out being announced, but have alwa;
found her the Bame and lying in ti
same position occupied by her for tl
entire period of her invalidity. Tl
springs of her bedstead are actual
worn out with the constaut pressur
My brethren in the medical professic
at first were inolined to laugh at me ar
call me a fool and spiritualist when
told them of the long abstinence ai
keen mental powers of my interestir
patient. Bat such as have been ac
mitted to see her are convinced. Thei
are Dr. Ormiston, Dr. Elliott and D
HutchinBOD, some of the best talent :
the city, who have seen and believed
The story of Miss Fansher's accidei
and its melanoholy oonsequences
quite affeoting. It is collected from tl
various statements given by half a doz<
friends of the family to the Herald r
porter. Interwoven with it is a three
of romance, a tale of early love ai
courtship, of life embittered by a era
accident, of patient waiting and a fin
release of the suitor from his engag
ment to marry another.
Mary's parents lived in a sumptuoi
dwelling on Washington avenue, Broo
lyn, and were reported to be wealth
Their favorite daughter Mollie, as si
was called, was sent to Prof. Wesl
high school in Brooklyn at an early ag
and here developed many brilliant qua
ities of mind and heart which argui
well for her future. At seventeen si
waB pretty, petite and well cultivate
As a member of the Washington avem
Qnn/lfiTT n/ili AaI oV> A rv> fit
JLmptiau kj uuuaj DLUUUI one? axiuv CM
learned to love a classmate named Jol
Taylor. An engagement followed tl
intimacy of the Sunday school class, ai
the young people looked forward wil
buoyant spirits to the bright life i
soon to dawn upon them.
But fate decreed differently. Whi
getting off a Fulton street car one di
in 1864, on her return from school, tl
young lady slipped and fell backwar
Her skirt caught on the step unseen 1
the conductor, who started the oar <
its way again. The poor girl was dra
i ged some ten or fifteen yards before h
i cries were heard and the brake applie
When picked up she was insensible ai
' was carried, suffering intense ago:
i from an injured Bpine, to her home ne
. bj. Forty-eight hours afterward si
was seized with a violent spasm whii
lasted for over two days.' Then came
trance, when the sufferer grew cold and
rigid, with no evidence of life beyond a
m warm spot under the left breast, where
tie feeble pulsations of her heart were den
tected by Dr. Spier. Only thiB gentleman
believed she was alive, and it was
lie due to his constant assertion of the girl's
ig ultimate recovery that Miss Fansher
ly was not buried. Despite the best mediso
cal help and the application of restora?t
tlves no change was brought about in
y- the patient's condition until the tenth
li- week, when the strange suspension of
of life ceased and breath was once more
b- inhaled and breathed forth from her
of lungs.
>y To their dismay the doctors then found
id that Mollie had lost her sight and the
ct power of deglutition, the latter affliction
>n rendering it impossible for her to swalq
low food or even articulate by the use of
tongue or lip. Previous to her trance a
18 moderate quantity of food naa Deen
sn given her each day, but since then she
id has not taken a mouthful of life-sustaine.
ing food. Spasms and trances alternated
a with alarming frequency since Miss
r- Fansher was first attacked. First her
st limbs only became rigid and disturbed
0. at the caprice of her strange malady, but
3- as time passed her whole frame would
e, writhe as if in great pain, requiring to
ie be held by main force in order to remain
ss in the bed. She could swallow nothing
jf and lay utterly helpless until moved.
b. Although one of the most important
id of the senses, that of seeing, was thus
e. cut off it was soon discovered that by
3r some phenomenal means Miss Fansher
b. made up the deflcienoy by what may be
i- called " second sight." Though unable
jf to see, yet she can work, night well as
A day, upon her wax flowers and emie
broidery, requiring great nicety and
ts taste in the seleotion of colors. When
3- questioned in regard to the matter she
7- will say, in writing, " I can see, but not
7, with my poor old eyes." Sometimes,
I indeed, her mouth will lose its rigidity
ie and she will mumble out some half-forjr
gotten sentence; but even on these oc1,
casions she will not taste of food so acb
customed is she to do without it."
d Anxietv to learn more of Dr. Or mis
l- ton's views on this phenomenal subject
jr led the reporter to renew his visit and
put the question, "What is the disease
f a3 diagnosed ?"
r. " I can't tell yon definitely. It is
)f not to be classified among ordinary
it complaints found in the course of medy
ical practice. Undoubtedly, the spinal
h trouble is the seat of all the physical
i- infirmity ; but why tlie nervous system
ir should be so abnormally developed,
>e some of it dead, and other senses so
it keen and intuitive, puzzles me. Her
t- shrivelled extremities might naturally
n be traced to paralysis consequent upon
d a broken or injured spine; but her tea
nacity of life for fourteen years, utterly
i- without sustenance enough to feed a
l- baby for a week, appeals stronglv to my
[8 unwilling belief in supernatural visitay
tions."
d "You speak of her intuition," said
;e the reporter, "how is it manifested ?"
d "Haven't you heard? Why, it's
d the most wonderful part of the story.
!6 Dr. Spier received a note from her
n (through her aunt) some years since inlt
forming him that she (Miss Fanshei)
g had a presentiment of a robbery which
g would happen to the doctor. Sure
in enough, Dr. Spier lost a case of instruts
ments the next day; they were stolen
[y out of his houBe. When she revives
from a state of trance she can tell the
t) time of day withont looking at a time3,
piece or by simply moving her finger tip
le across the crystal of a watch. She has
told me of things about myself that I
>f supposed no one knew. This might be
l- from inference or analogy, but I rather
think that her faculties have become so
s. sharp and keen from suffering that
Jr 1 mind reading,' if there be suoh a thing,
is familiar to her."
g i The Herald representative, iu com;
pany with others, learned from conversations
with friends of the afflicted and
h those whose testimony is above reproach
a- that the following extraordinary feats
are accomplished by Miss Fansher as
it matters of every-day occurrence: Dei
scribing persons at the door before
it entering the house; telling, five minutes
)8 beforehand, when the alarm bell or
it clock of the city hall is to strike (occail
sional errors, however); working embroidery
and wax flowers of real artistic
>n merit; asking for a preparation of the
it room to receive ladies whom she " feels"
>5 are goiog to visit her; telling the color
y, of articles held behind her head after
e being allowed to touch them, and other
ie equally wonderful perceptions,
a, No amount of medical treatment, it is
ar feared, will have any effect upon the
so patient. Her nerves are thoroughly
ig paralyzed, and no sensation can be comi
municated through them. The prospect
of death usually so terrifying to nerver,
stricken invalids, is consoling to this
o- unfortunate but cheerful person.?Ntw
b- York Herald.
^ Bow Bells.
1 f
ie For some time past this famous peal
3. of bells, one of the finest, if not the fin'?
est, in the city of London, has been unp
dergoing examination in the publio inat
terest, and before long the familiar chimeB
li- which captivated or consoled a WhittingyB
ton, and having since oharmed many
ie more from time immemorial, will ring
ie out as before. The church of St. Maryie
le-Bow, which, if not originally a Roman
iy | temple, as generally ueueveu, nun uub
e. of the earliest churches built by the
>n Norman conquerors, has been destroyed
id more than once by storm and fire. It
I was at one time garrisoned and besieged,
id and was afterward the scene of an asig
sassination. It was first mentioned as
I- a Christian church in the reign of Wil3e
Ham the Conqueror. Stowe says it was
r. the first in tne city built on arches of
in stone, and that it was, therefore, called
St. Mary deArcubus, or the Bow, alst
though he elsewhere says, but with less
is apparent probability, that it took its
le name from certain stone arches support3n
ing a lantern on the top of the tower,
e- By the way, the court of arches was
id formerly held in this church, and deid
rived its name from that circumstance,
el During the reign of William Rafus,
al the roof of the church was blown off by
e- the wind, and four of the rafters were
driven into the ground with snoh vioas
lence that, although they were each
k- twenty-six feet long, little more than
y. four feet of length was visible, the
ie ground in the neighborhood being then
t's a mere fen. About 100 years after this
e, event a tumult of a serious nature ocil
curred in the citv, which led to the assd
sault upon the cnurch before alluded to.
ie The ringleader was William Fitvs Osbert,
d. surnamed Longbeard, who was almost
is worshiped by the lower orders on acsd
count of his exertions as a professed adm
vocate of the poor against the oppres*
ae sions of the rioh. An attempt being
id made to seize him, he took refuge in
kh Bow steeple, together with various folno
lowers, and being well provided with
ammunition and provisions, was able for
ile a long time to defy the authorities. In
ay order to drive him out the steeple was
ae fired. This had the desired effect; the
d. rioters were made prisoners, and, after
}y a hasty trial, were hanged at the Elms
an in Smithfield, at that time the usual
g- place of execution. It appeared that
er Fitz Osbert did not lose his reputation
d. among the people with his life, for it is
ad said that after Tub death vast numbers
ay of persons resorted to Smithfield, exar
pec ting that miracles would be performtie
ed, and that they carried away as holy
3h relics ^taces of the earth on which his
TIMELF TOPICS.
From the eighth place as a wheat (
State in 1876, Kansas this year jumps
to the first place. Her crop of wheat
will be over 80,000,000 bushels, and of j
corn 100,000,000 bushels. j
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Two men go to farmhouses in Illinois, 1
pretend to be gatherers of statistics for '
the agricultural department, stay all ;
night, insist on paying for their entertainment,
and depart with good ohange '
for a bad twenty-dollar bill.
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A cunning Oalifornian tore his oloth- <
ing, rolled himself in the dust and tied <
himself to a tree by the wayside, hoping
to excite the pity of the passengers 1
of the stage-coach when it came along 1
by relating how he had been robbed by '
highwaymen. The stage that day took J
a short cut by a new road, and when the
canning Galifornian was about to untie <
himself a grizzly bear came along and <
ate part of his leg. 1
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Twenty-eight dishonest tradesmen re- '
oently came before the Paris tribunal ]
of correotional police. A coal merchant (
for cheating in weight was fined $10 and j
imprisonment for a week ; a grocer was <
fined $10 for selling goods of poor quali- j
ty; fifteen tavern-keepers were fined $10 f
and imprisoned for adulterating their j
liquors; nine milk dealers suffered a \
like punishment for watering their milk, j
and two bakers were fined 83 for using (
light weights. I
In the Alps recently Mr. and Mrs. *
Wainwright and Christian Grass, their J
cruide. fell down a preoipice. Hans 1
Grass, the other guide, was a man of 1
strength, and the rope by which the *
four were corded together was stout, '
and throwing himself backward by sheer *
force of muscle he held them suspended i
and cried to his brother to cut steps in '
the ice and mount, and be quick about <
it for he could not sustain them for more I
than half an hour. Mr. Wainwright 1
hod not dropped his hatchet, which he 1
handed to the guide, who soon reached 1
the edge of the crevasse; his brother, '
still sustaining the Wainwrights, gave i
him a hand and drew him up, then they <
hauled up their tourists, and all returned *
little the worse for their frightful ad ven- 1
ture. ^
A correspondent of a New York paper J
who professes to have been oured of the
opium habit at the New York State ine- j
briate asylum, says that no drug can f
take the place of opium, and that thoso ^
porsons who profess to cure the opium ?
habit by giving a substitute are mostly .
charlatans. He was not entirely de- j
prived of the accustomed stimulant at \
once, but was allowed a small portion (
for two weeks in daily decreasing doses, j
i After the opinm had been abandoned he t
was given belladonna by day and hydrate A
of chloral at night. The chloral was to ?
induce sleep; this was reduced from j
what would be equivalent to about j
thirty grains of the salt until at the end ^
| of a month it was nothing at all. By j
! this time he could sleep without it. He {
was cured in a month, and in the two j
months that he remained there after* j
ward gained in weight twenty pounds. ,
Concerning the use of tobacco the c
British Medical Journal says : What '
clinical evidenoo is there of the good or
bad effects of tobacco smoking ? There 1
is a general opinion that smoking is !
harmful for adolescents; less harmful?or, '
as some think, useful as well as agree- J
able?to adults. Is unything positively
known on the subject apart from mere 1
loose gnessing ? Considering the mass
of loope assertion and vagne specula!
tion which has been floating about so
I long, we are singularly devoid of crisp,
I Atr'/lan/iA Vio anKi/inf Pqt> ^
i^UUbUUic OTiucuvg uu ouo ouvjwv? vmu
any of the nine thousand medical prao- c
titioners who weekly read these columns, ?
produce from their reading or their ex- ?
perience well-defined evidence of any J
sort as to the effects of tobacco smokiug
on average healthy individuals at dif- *
ferent periods of development? We 1
have heard of the smoker's tongue, of j
tobacco amauroois, and of the smoker's
dyspepsia. How far is smoking a source !
of evil, and to whom ? The question is, .
it appears, entering into the phase of
legislation in Germany. What are the !
facts ? ,
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Arkansas Justice to Horse Thieves.
The Joplin (Mo.) Herald says : From (
Mrs. Masmer, the proprietor of one of j
the largest saw and planing mills in }
northwestern Arkansas, we learn of a f
terrible tragedy which not long since ,
was enacted near her place, in fact on (
her lands. Mrs. Masmer is well known j
in southwest Missouri as one of the j
largest dealers in pine lumber in this sec- j
tion of the country, and who sells large (
bills of lumber to the merchants of the
Southwest. Mrs. Masmer's Btory is
that she noticed passing by her mills a
couple of men who were riding very
hard, and evidently in a hurry to get
away from somewhere. They had passed
but a few minutes when a body of men
?six in number?came ridiDg by, evidently
in pursuit of the two men who
had passed previously. In the course
of half an hour afterward Mrs. Masmer
started on horseback to the opposite
side of the mountain for the purpose o
looking after some lumbermen who were
engaged in gettiDg out logs for the mill.
When on the top of the mountain she
espied, in the shadow of a giant pine,
eight men who she recognized as the two
former and the six latter who had a
short time before passed her mill in
suoh apparent hurry. They appeared
to be in a very earnest conversation,
which they ceased as she rode by, showing
that their words were not intended j
for her ears. After visiting her work- j
men she retnrned by the same spot r
where she had two hours previously j
passed the eight men. She saw none of (
them there at the first glance, but on t
casting her eyes upward, as she rode j
under the tree, was horrified upon see- {
ing two bodies dangling at a rope's end }
full twenty feet from the ground. Mrs. <
Masmer notified the proper authorities, (
who buried the bodies, but could learn j
nothing regarding them, except that (
they were southwest Missouri horse- (
thieves, and had been lynched by indig- (
nant citizens for their crimes. (
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A TTha Daqao
Jk i!C TT t>DC 1U1 MVOCOI ,
Most persons would agree that the j
rose has enough in its perfume and j
beauty to sustain its pretensions to be .
queen of flowers ; but it seems that the j
rose can be made exquisite also to a (
third sense. Not long ago a confection |
of rose petals was served to Emperor .
William, It was the gift of an English ,
lady, and came from Alexandria, where .
the roBe thus prepared is considered a j
strengthening as well as delioate dish,
but Egyptian oooks are said to be the
only ones who understand the art of
preparing it, and the right species of <
rose for this purpose grows only in that i
region. A Smyrna bouse, however, ex- ]
ports a jelly of roses. Perhaps re- I
search might find a way of converting 1
other flowers besides Eastern roses into ]
delioate food. In that case, cookery and '
floriculture would strike-up a closer al- !
liance than it now seems possible for '
them tohaye.
How a Sheriff Treated a Mob.
David Colton, a California millionaire
died recently in Francisco, age<
forty-seven. He relg born in Monaon
Me., was taken by Lis pareiifo-t2 Gales
burg, 111., in early life, and while
tninor went to California during the daj
of the gold excitement. Soon after hi
arrival there he aided in the capture c
an Indian chief who had murdered tw
miners, and for this aot of courage h
was in time made sheriff of Siskiyo
Bounty, which office he held four yeart
and during an exciting period of borde
life on the Pacific slope. The followin
incident shows how he met the attemp
of a mob of miners to rescue two of thei
companions from jail:
They assembled in the evening, tw
hundred in number, and marohed up t
the jail. They demanded that the do*i
be opened. The jail-keeper referre
them to the sheriff, and asked for time
It was crranted. no one dreaming of rt
jistance. The sheriff was sent for. H
lame, but to the surprise of all decline
bo surrender tbe prisoners. He wa
sheriff, so he said, "andwas sworn t
preserve the law."
The mob laughed derisively at flrsl
[t was a joke. He must yield, so tbe
Jeclared, and if wise, would yield grac*
fully. But the sheriff was in dea
sarnest. He said: "You can't com
in unless you kill me first." Thi
speech put an end to the laughter, a
least, for the matter looked serious
The miners had not come to kill a sherifl
lor with the expectation of beinj
jbb'ged to do it But they had come t
jet their man, and him they would no
\o away without. So a parley ensued
ind in the meantime his under sherifl
Major White, slipped a pistol into th
sheriff's hand. Up to that moment h
lad been unarmed. There waa mor
alk and more threats. The crowd said
' Go about your business and don't mak
i fool of yourself;" and the sheriff re
terated the statement that he "stoot
ipon the law and his duty, and that th
ioor should not be entered save acros
lis dead body." Here was a deadlockleither
would yield. At last it wa
Drought to an end by an angry miner
vho could stand it no longer, saying
* Then die, you fool, if you insist 01
t," cooking and presenting a revolver
Bolton did not wait for him to fire, bu
janged away at the speaker, knock id j
iim over, and kept it up till his pisto
vaa empty, the crowd scampering off thi
ground as fast as they oonld ran, leav
ng the sheriff for the moment in posses
lion of the building.
But they did not run far. They ha<
jeen taken by surprise, and now, fo
he first time, were angry. They rallie<
vhen out of range of the pistol, ant
toon formed to march baok, vowing yen
jeance. This time they would do mor<
han release a prisoner?they woul<
xang a sheriff And so they would hav<
lone bat for the fact that the law-abid
ng oitizens of Treka had now come t<
he defense of the jail, and the sherii
vas in force sufficient to beat off th
it tack. The mob was driven away
eaving several dead, and carrying wit]
hem still more wounded. The front o
he jail, where Oolton stood when hi
irst opened fire, was marked with neari;
i hundred balls, yet he reoeived onl;
;wo, and these only trifling wounds. I
a almost needless to add that no prison
)rs were ever afterward taken out o
Siskiyou county jail, either to be hange<
>r liberated, and the mob spirit through
)ut the whole coast received a most de
sided check from the prompt and deter
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UU1CU au HULL VI tJUOilU VV/4kUUj L/aua?<
id by his fellow-citizens of Yreka
Upon the reception of the news Gov
Tohn Bigler at once appointed Coltoi
o be brigadier general of militia for thi
lorthern portion of the State.
Remarkable Gas Wells in Ohio.
A. correspondent of the Clevelan<
Leader says that the natnral gas well
>f East Liverpool, Ohio, form one of thi
leven wonders of the world. They an
litnated in and aronnd the city, and givi
t a continual supply of the finest light
Che gas is almost as free as the air. I
josts practically nothing, and forms thi
lluminator and heater of the town. Thi
jity is lighted by it, and the stree
amps blaze away at noonday as well a
it midnight. It costs nothing to le
;hem burn, and it takes trouble to pu
;bem out. Its light is not the flickerin(
nockery of poorly manufactured gas
but a flame which proximates in it
Drilliancy that of the electric light. A1
nost the entire fuel ust J in the town i
;his gas. It is conduoted into the grate
ind stoves in pipes, and by it all thi
jooking and heating are done. It i;
ilso nsed in furnishing steam power fo
nany of the largtst pottery and iron
itone ohina manufacturing establish
nents, twenty-two of which are ii
operation and busily engaged, employ
ng over two thousand hands, and wbicl
t is considered justly entitled Eas
Liverpool to be designated a? " thi
3eramio city" of America. Regardinj
;he duration of the supply from thes(
veils it is stated that the first well dis
jovered now burns as brightly as whei
t was first opened, and for the las
;wenty years has never flagged in iti
Drilliancy, and none of those now ii
iperation have ever shown any signs o
jiving out. For years Liverpool use<
nanufactured gas, never dreaming o
;he rich supply that was wasting awai
laily under its very feet. The poo":
mality of the manufactured product in
Jnced the opening of the first well ii
[859. This well, which is four hundre(
ind fifty feet deep, has been furnishing
uel and light to several houses, pro
Inoing the steam for a large engine, anc
mrning pottery kilns, every day foi
>yer twenty years.
Soldier and Snake.
Two Boldiers of an Anglo-Indian regi
nent, near Lncknow, last summer, lef
heir encampment to indule in a bath
They had a portion of jungle to cross
tnd in doing so, the foot of one of then
ilipped into a hole. This proved to bi
in old elephant trap. The soldier go
lis foot withdrawn from the trap, thougl
it the cost of his shoe, which the close
aess of the branches caused to come off
3n looking down to see whether hii
jhoe was gone, and if it was recoverable
ae beheld a sight which made bin
shake from sheer horror. Through th
opening made by his foot, he saw a]
snormous boa constrictor, with its bod^
soiled up, and its head curved, watch
ing the opening above, and evidentl;
prepared te dart on the falling prey
Hurrying from the spot, thp sol
fliers informed their officers, who re
paired to the trap with firearms. Th
3reature was still there, and had moa
probably remained in the place for
long time, preying on the unfortnnat
mimals, great and small, which turn
bled into his den. Ball and swan she
soon brought the reptile's life to a close
ind it was pulled out of the hole. 1
proved to be fifteen feet long, and abon
the general thiokness of a Mian's thigh
Grape Jam.?Separate the skine froi
the pulps, keeping them in separui
dishes; pat the palps in the preservin
kettle with small cap of water; whe
thoroaghly heated ran them throng
the colander to separate the seeds; the
pnt the pnlps and skins together an
weigh ; to each pound of fruit put thrft
fourths of ft pound of sugar; add co]
water enough to keep from burning
oook slowly three-fourths of an hour.
REAL ROMANCE.
i Which Tells a Tale of What Happen*
t Under the Hammer
BT EUQXNE FIELD.
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While tiny stars were twinkling bright,
J With cheery laugh and pleasant talk
5- Tom and Maria, took a walk,
d But lo! as down a rural glade
e With lingering steps the couple strayed,
Amonxtrous dog, with sbaggy hair.
Bushed out upon the loving pair!
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1 ' Oh, save me, Tom!" Maria cried?
a " I'll save myself!" the wretoh replied;
And with a stifled, hasty moan,
He harried off for parts unknown.
The savage dog became more calmHe
growled, bat did the maid no harm.
Ana now, though Tom's poor heart is sore,
Maria smiles on him no more.
?St. Louis Journal.
A Stage Bobber's Career.
Not long ago a mail-coach on the lin
running from Santa Fe, Ne1
Mexico, to San Diego, Oalifornis
was robbed by a single indi
viduaL It was stated that the bold rot
ber sprang from behind a tree, covere
the coach with his Winchester and d<
manded a general surrender. His pei
emptory demand was promptly met an
he secured no inconsiderable amount <
money from the express and register?
packages.
A few days after this occurrence, a d<
tective by the name of Evaiw oame dow
the line to "pot and capture the darin
robber. Upon reaching the identict
place where the former robbery had oc
curred, the driver reined up. It wa
now just dark. Said the driver to Evanc
the detective, " Here's the very plac
where he got away with us, and there1
the tree from behind which the rases
appeared when he called upon me f
stop and ordered the passenger* to sfu
3 render." Hardly had these words bee
uttered when,- to tue protoana amaze
ment of both detective and driver, the;
found themselves oovered again by th
, same man with his Winchester, and a
1 he appeared, in response tojarhat th
8 driver had said, he^eacJeeflhed, "Yee
9 and the raaeaUs-Kereyet Throw oi
0 that express."
9 Evans, the detective, made a mov
* for his gnn, but the highwayman warna
him not to touoh his gun under penalt;
B of death. The express was therefor
9 thrown off the stage, the driver and th
1 detective were forced to jump down
8 stand and hold up their bands, whil
: the robber secured such plunder as hi
sought. . Evans himself was deprive*
? of about $300. After the robber had ac
> complished his purpose he rode off, ani
8 the detective and driver, with two o
three other passengers, proceeded oi
8 their way, evidently satisfied that the;
8 had escaped as easy as they did.
B This man continued his course of rob
8 bing the mails for several weeks, durin
r which time he took nineteen stages
Finally, however, deputy sheriff Va
Alfltyne, of Pima county, Arizona, wit
1 a jwise, succeeded in finding the fellov
and while preparing to undertake hi
? twentieth robbery. Denying him an
? opportunity to defend himself, he wa
9 riddled with bullets, and thus his caree
* was brought to a close.
t Edison at Home.
9 The following description of Edison
1 the great inventor, is from an article i
f Scribner'a: " Of the number of pel
1 sons in the laboratory, remark prinoi
f pally the one you may have least though
j of selecting, from the informality of ni
r appearance. The rest are but skillfn
assistants, to whom he is able to com
i mit some experiments in their seoondar
1 stages. It is a figure of perhaps flv
I feet nine in height, bending intent];
- above some detail of work. There is'
1 general appearance of youth about if
r but the face, knit into anxious wrinkles
seems old. The dark hair, beginning t
be touched with gray, falls over th
forehead in a mop. The hands ar
stained with acid, and the olothing is c
an ordinary, "ready-made"order. Iti
t Edison. He has the air of a mechanic
, or more definitely, with his peculia
, pallor, of a night printer. His feature
i are large; the brow well-shaped, with
3 out unusual developments; the eye
t light gray ; the nose irregnlar, and th
i mouth displaying teeth which are, also
. not altogether regular. When he look
. up his attention comes back slowly, a
? l?J 1 1 Tint i
3 II 11/ aumj uccu a iuug tt aj v>u. .
, comes back fully and cordially, and th
i expression of the faco, now that it ca
a be seen, is frank and prepossessing, j
i cheerful smile chases away the gray
7 and somewhat weary look that belong
. to it in its moments of rest. He seem
y no longer old. He has almost the air c
. a big, careless sohool-boy released froi
. his tasks."
? To the Point.
a The New York Mercantile Journc
e says: We cut the following from an ej
change whose editor, it is to be hope
for the good of the country, will Ion
, stay ont of the "bone patch." H;
| words will bear repeating to other sul
I scribers than his own:
t "Money Wanted.?We must hai
money?it is useless to say we can d
without it, for we can not. If we wei
n to die and go to the bone patoh we miff]
e get along without it, but white we In
g we must have some money. -From th
d date we shall expect every one in del
- * -* a ?~:i
Q tO 118 lO &l OUUtJ pay uc. uuuio uou coon
Q do it, others mnsc borrow the Sam dc
d and send it, for we can bear no one
r- hardens. Let it be so that we need n<
d ask again, for it is too painfol for t
; longer to bear what we are now bea
Is it raining, little flower ? I
4 Be glad oi rain!
Too ranch rain would wither thee? j H
lite clouds are rery black, *Ut tree,' > *$
Bat Jast behind them shinM the blue. & M^OR
Art thon weary, tender bcart ? ' "lh
Borrow sweetest things will grow,
As flowers in rain. H
God watches, and thon wOt hare son iraj9^^H|
When olooda their perfect wor*jo*vi
Items of Interest. ..;;VflD
* High-toned people?Tenor stogeiai-Coffee,
unlike mueio, is improvectflHj^SH
grinding.
Items of interest?The entries in oftefcvy ffiH
bankbook. . '
Going the rounds of the press?
girl who waltzes.
The times that tried men's soles?Pe- M
destrian contests.
The White mountain range don'i ^ fiE
- heat np worth a cent .
All men are not homeless, bat some ^
are home less than others. rfl|
An editor never makes a statement ? M
without having a proof of it ** A' ?H
"All the world's a stage," but
fare does not suit everybody.
A Si Louis paper calls the Indiiuai^a 81
m'fhnnt
tub guuuuuiuu ii
Of tea rlant? there are nearly 5(X),(XXrag?S
acres under cultivation in India. ;?H
The first literal y magazine in AmCT$0|wB WB
was published by Franklin, in 174L~ ::;fi
The inner ear should never be clean- : ; -flM
ed, says an authority on the subjeotiB
The white of eggs and Ihe miljc o?i|hI; 1-flH
cow are almost identical in (xnapoatfeflBSI
In some parts of South America uatujufm
is spread in enclosures and threshed^ibjrai jKa
rhowes running over it. /'Sfl
THerenre 2,610 distilleries inBaw?a.-1 JH
and the tax On 1 iq aors-crodnced-iil ^Hj^
amounted to $157,891t493T>^>^^HHH
The thoughtful wife holds heraprojl^:
{ catch him if he should fall? ' JH
I The manufacturer of a "fly papri^S T-jMK
wrote to a publisher asking his termed' jfl
_ f<^an advertisement 011 the fly-leaf ofi|||; HH
" Can I see you home?" askedaooijjg^a 4HI
try beau of a pretty girL " oJM
replied, "if it's not too dark when #afe|
"It is more than I expected: 1
^emarked__the_poor fellow,: a (>i) jBjB -
J drenched with a bnofcet of
e that a man'resents so quiakj^r aiidso _
Cannon were first used as
eastern nations up to 1806. UDaaS MR
3 Official report shoira^thafc all
B\ This country is terribly demoraliza^H^HB
* and soon the greatest crimes wiU exctHi|fKM
0 no wonder. We should not be sarpriaB^nHj
"" to hear of several young men wfc kn??mB9R
D of sleighing their girls before the jaKraSH
k ^bon^ m9BmI
? The Romany before the time of
younger Pliny, not only used glass
stead of gold and silver, for crinkiKMranfflH
vessels, but they knew how to glASran^H
| their windows with it, and they flxeJKBaBHB
in the walls of their rooms, to xetidHaHBH|
0 their apartments more pleasant. |.J33n|fM
3 "Doctor," said a wealthy patient fliygff fl|
y his physician, "? want yon to JftsMBaB
q thorough and strike at the root of
a disease." " Well, I will,"'said the dfl&MM
tor, as he lifted his cane and brgfzgyft|&?gmH|
q down hard enough to break into ?|
8 bottle and a glass that stood uponWB^^B H|
j sideboard. It was his last professicM H|
. viflit to that house. !
i THEir axd vow. :
r When Blobbs ttioppeu at uia agent's deskB^tifflM 9fl
I To ask. ''How much the fare is?' E'WwmI
_ He told his wondering friends that he B?afcS|? HH
' Was going off to Paris. . M'ffiggrS ME
But now returned, when e'or his friends wlttWmWM
r Exclaim, "Wh*tdidyon see?" raggSSflH
He MU them all he saw and did
^ "When IwasinPa-ree." It
b The frequent mysterious
bayetioks and fanners'
g to the discovery that they Wr**firww^gSB
? fire by wasps' nests, and tbat
g are ignited by spontaneous
r This is produced by the chemH^roSi^^^MH
of the wax in oontact with fl
like substance ofcahioh the nw^lSfflH
posed, a compaiflHngunall He^fOT:
oxygen beingsi^SHSSml^Kfbvdijl^^^flR
forth in a blaze.
? Pisa's far'fam^^^Bng^MW^^gjfe^^HH
3 dergoing>^toraflM3m? wBm CT:^'i4(ieSBH
* the rnnm?ipnl
' flrst-claafcigrttf|^K|iffinIpt?fo
? work,
y says th^worif &B
6 executed with all gkP' fl
F terisee the une< HHP ^?iH
8 and mosaists of IBS' . I 48H
'? the mosaics whicl B ' ; jag
'? above the arcade w >.**? ?
mental front havd^b I ], ? H
? b^y renovated, an^c ~0 /^H
8 Accounting foi* t |fl
j A rauouiu lurap. ... _
jf or twenty ixiiibh an
aud to advance "with a quitsrinfl, ...yH
lating motion. Many tb&wies *wre pst^ 7'- ;$fl
forward to account for the pnpm^mf^p^SM
il but most of the passengers, indaArijjj?>1?rW
c- several of the geologists, deciaf^**o^Va(^B
d be nothing less than thegjgl^f^jjflft.
g pent itself. Onc? ,.Ql tfem, having a "
is powerful glasfyaJjticed that what seem- fl
>- ed to betjife-fflbnster was a flock of birds Jfl
in rapidmovement. Those that were
re strong on the wing kept well np with 9
\o/ tfie leaders, and so mado what had"show- ? ->fl
:0 ed as the head darker and thicker, while * <H
it the weaker birds settled nearer to what A
re figured as the fc.il. The bir^-?^^^
is doubtless shags or green corm(
>t turning to their homes for tht>-w.-xWi
y from the distant^waters in which thKaJ^ffl
ie had been fishiif^fluring the day. ' Thflj B
'a fly in the manner described and ve?
it well simulate the motion of a serpenfggafe^M
is Is itjpoMW^e ^going to
r- oof'ftfWd^ypMW by this
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