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The Beaufort Tribune. t YOL. III.?NO. 2. BEAUFORT, S. C., NOVEMBER 29, 1876. $1.50 PER ANNUM. * 1 Clam Soup. First catch your clams?along the ebbing edges Of saline cores yon'll find the precioos wedges > With backs up lurking in the sandy bottom ; Pull In your Iron rake, and lo * you've got 'em. Tako thirty large ones, put a basin under, And oleave with knife their stony Jaws asunder; ? Add water (three quarts) to the native liquor, Bring to a boil (and, by the way. the qn'oker It boils the better, if you'd do it cutely). Now add the clams, chopped up and minced minutely, Allow a longer boil of just three minutes, nd. while it bubbles quiokly stir within its Tumultuous depths, where still the moliusks mutter, Four tablespoons of flour and four of butter, A pint of milk, some pepper to your notion, And clams need salting, although bora of ocean. Remove from fire (if much boiled they will suffer? You'll find that India rubber isn't tougher) ; After 'tis off add three fresh eggs, well beaten. Stir once more, and it's ready to be eaten. Fruit of the wave ! Oh, dainty and delicious ! Food for the gods ! Ambrosia for Apioius! Worthy to thrill the soul of sea-born Venus, Or titillate the palate of Silenus! THE WHITE LADY. The Story of a Picture. There was on exhibition in the Art gallery of the Centennial the portrait of a woman who lived in the latter part of the eighteenth oentury, and the artist had made an attempt to commemorate an aotnal incident in her life. The facts of that life have been gathe*ed by the arduous antiquary, William Beck worth Forse, and it is upon the "basis of his strange but intensely interesting narrative that Mr. Pettie made his picture. From this narrative we learn that Sir William Richardson lived in Hereford ouuo v>u nu nucninu fHww oi several hundred acres, which rau to the base of the Malvern hill-, and were partly overlooked by the roma;uH of an old Roman t f irtross, still to l?o sceu, and which is kuowu as the " Herefordshire Beacon." Sir William lost his wife while visiting the Marquesas islands in 1794, where he had been sent as a government commissioner. The lady had but just arrived and was being br >aght ashoie when the boats containing her party were attacked by a large bo.ly of naked savages who were in the water, and who at the time had successfully di-armed suspicion of their intentions by pretending to exhibit their skill as swimmers. Lady Richardson, who was pregnant at the time, was saved from violenoo, and the savages were repulsed, but the fright proved too great, and, after giving birth to a female child, she died. Heartbroken, Sir William returned to England a few months later with his ohild, and, retiring from pnblio servioe, settled upon his oetate in Herefordshire, where his daughter grew up. At the age of eighteen Bhe was beautiful onough to attraot the attention of all the neighboring gentry. The reader who has seen the picture need not be assured of this. But with all her loveliness she possessed certain traits of character which neither education nor association oould eradicate or modify. Accomplished and refined, she still evinoed a curious love of freedom and a strange passion for the water. No one in the oounty oonld ascend the Malvern hills as she, and often her lather and his companions found her when still a mere eh:Id, worn ont with fatigue, in the almost inaccessible ruins < of the " Beacon." At the aore oi twenty formal suit was made to her by a young Lieutenant Craddock Hampden, the son of one of the wealthiest gentlemen in St. Albans. The match was a prosperous one, and without impediment; the young people were passionately attached to* each other, and the parents favored the allianoe. Archibald Hampden spent much of his time at Sir William Richardson's house. He appears to have been a rather austere Puritan, and no doubt connected with the Hampden stock of Warwickshire, for he figured extensively in what were known as the " hop troubles" of that year, taking sides vigorously against the oommon people of the oounty, and himself leading a troop of gentry against a riotous gathering of the hop pickers. Although these - . troubles were speedily repressed, a great deal of anuoyanoe was inflicted upon the lead owners for a long time niter in roveuge, and no one suffered more then the Hampdens. At this time arose the first stories of the "White Woman of Watford." They were regarded as are the.su perstitiaua legends of the common people generally, and no special significance attached to them nntu Sir William's barn was one night burned, and several of the hop pickers insisted that it was set on fire by the " White Woman of Watford," and then it was insisted upon by the elder Hampden that this was a convenient myth upon which these people foisted their own mischief. Others, however, with a love of mystery, made patient inquiries long after concerning the white woman, and the results may be found in Sheldrake's " Ijegends of St. Albans." Here we come across the ghoetly tradition of a beautiful spirit that walked the banks of the Wye at night. She was seen by belated travelers returning through the wood that bordered the Richardson domain, but she always vanished into thin air on being dis1 covered. One summer night the eider Hampden, while sitting in his library with his * : sod, who had just ridden oyer from Sir g William's, where he had spent the eye- e ning with his intended hride, was in- fi formed by his keeper that he had seen I the "White Woman of Watford " and * that two of the ricks were bnrning. d With his usual promptitude the old man t monnted his horse, and, accompanied j by bis son and the keeper, all armed, t set out to pnnish the ontlaws. They I were re-enforced by Sir William on the 1 way. There was a foil moon, but it was obscured at interyal*with clouds. They * pursued the course of the Wye, which li is thickly wooded where it passes the t Hampden and Richardson parks. On a reaching the yalley at the foot of the I hills the keeper, while in a lonesome t p aoe, swore that he saw the white f woman and warned them to go ro fur- I ther. The irascible old trooper rated f him soundly for being a superstitious s nnlfvnnn Knf nn fKyeofo Artnl<l ? him to continue the hunt. His words, n as preserved by tradition, were: e "You're flghtin' agin Heaven, and ( the blood will be on yourselves!" t This warning only served to still fur- t ther incense Hampden, who believed a neither in wraiths nor fairies, and he swore to put a bullet into the white b woman that would test her spiritual na- i ture if he came across her. They had r not proceeded far when they heard the i sonud of distant singing. Dismount- i ing, th6y crept through the copse to the i stream, and then picked their way as p noiselessly as possible along its margin, t All at onoe one of the party uttered an a exclamation and pointed through the e trees: t "We are bewitched," he said; "look s Jrou I" The moon poured its silvery I ight through the vista, and they say, t or ihonght they saw, the figure of a c woman intermingling with the light as 8 thongh it had been born of it. Old o Hampden was not the man to suffer this f coil?be lifted his gun and fired. The apparition vanished, nor could they dis- s oov. r any trices of it. Satisfied that it f was in part an illusion, they set out to creturn. They had not proceeded far, I before the figure reappeared. This time it was at a greater distance, and 1, wis leaning apparently against a tree, t Tlx v t tood a moment dozed with its q lustrous beauty ; one only of the party o was unable to perceive anything, and o he boldly denied its existence, and when t the others described its position and i wb' reabouts he suddenly and defiantly p discharged his heavy weapon at it. As si he did so the moon disappeared, and they were in darkness. They were, however, re enforced almost immediately l y a nnmber of the peasantry nt | viai;vr;u ?>j vuo uwino-ui bUCH ^UUn, All _ the gentlemen were now in favor of 11 abandoning what they believed a wild ? goose cbaae. Not so the Humpden ; he c alone insisted npon clearing up what he ? declared had been too long a mystery | and a nnisanoo to the oonnty. Form- A the men into two parties, which were to ? oonverge from opposite sides of the 11 stream' a half mile lower down, a tboy set out once more. Another inoi- ? dent, however, modified the leader's ^ plun and added to the disinclination of ? the men to go on. When they returned a to their horses it was found that the ani- * mal which had been ridden by the elder r Hampden had broken loose and disap- * peared, in con equence of which the k gentleman was forced to continue the ? hunt on foot, which he did at the head 1 of the villagers. v About half a mile down the stream * was a ford; the place was known as * " Ht. Allan's Well." Young Hampden, , who had preceded his party some die- ? tanoe, reached the well alone, just as the ^ moon emerged from the clouds and lit j. up the 6oene brilliantly. No sooner had a his horse crossed the little river and ap- c proaohcd the blasted oak that overhangs j. the well than he was struck dumb with ? amazement and horror, for lying there e as if dead, with the blood oozing from ? her white breast and her long hair j wound about her as if to shield her, was the daughter of Sir William and ? the woman he was to make his w>fe. For a moment he believed himself to be j the victim of some cruel incantation. . but the voicea of the approaching vil- ,, lagers warned him. In a few momenta |i, they would be upon him. With the " alacrity and courage of a true gallant, hia instinct was at onoe to save her from k exposure and danger. He lifted her upon his horse, stripped himself of what clothing wonld answer the purpose, and R thus draped and guarded he led his l precious but nnoonscious burden noiseIesHly away from the pursuers. Twice the pursuing party came so near them that it was only by the most adroit maneuvering that he escaped. . He heard them shouting his name E through the woods, but he passed on | and succeeded in getting his charge * safely home and in preserving the secret ? from the world. Shortly afterward they were married E and the stories of the "white lady" D grew, and spreading, attracted the at- * tentton of the ohroniolers. This in substance is Forse's nam- ? tive. And it has pleased the world to accept it as a pretty story of somnambuHsm. fi Pettie adopted the current legend, [ and reproduced from an old miniature j the portrait of the Lady Hampden. For f the purposes of art and poetry the story E migni properly enough De mk where ^ these workeis have brought it But there ii another and a curious physiological side to it Tjady Hampden died in 1838, and it r appears that one c! bar daughters in- i herited hear peculiarities. c There is in the Warwick Register i of a succeeding year a onrions aooonnt a of an accident which befell a lady living c npon the borders of Warwickshire. Her a node body was fonnd in a neighboring 1 rove one morning, and the post-mortem xamination decided that she died of right. This was the daughter of Lady lampden. In preparing the papers rtiich were subsequently published unler the title of " The Night Side of Naare," Mrs. Crowe, for some reason, reacted one wnich, in attempting to hrow a new light upon "The White jftdy of Watford," brought to the suraco a number of extraordinary facts. This paper, prepared by a physician rho has since become eminent in peycongic scienoe, was afterward read before bo British Pneumatological Society, nd is at present a part of their archives, t purports to show that the origin of he stories of the " White Lady of Watord" and the oause of the death of jady Hampden's daughter are to be ound, not in an apparition, nor yet in omnambulism, but in what he calls utimania, and he proceeds to give a lumber of cases similar to that already inrrated, in which an irresistible desire < amnnnfinor nftpn ta rlia/moxxt fn frrua fVia >ody from its conventional covering, ias given riae to the most ridiculous nd unwarranted stories. He also declares that while this mania Las ofteneet manifested itself in women, b is not neoessarily associated with imHodeety or indiscretion. It is an organic mpnlse which is in some way oonnected rith the health of the individual, and oay be transmitted through a whole feneration. He says that several mem>ers of the Hampden family were well ware of Lady Hampden's nocturnal ixoursions and that they did not attempt o interfere with them, but merely toqfc noli precautions as prevented her exK)sure. This reads curiously onough, >ut when the doctor declares that she onld not have lived if she had not been allowed to take this bath of freedom, tur astonishment is softened into pity or the eccentrio invalid. How far the misadventure with the avsges in the Marquesas may have inLuenced the progeny of the Hampden en safely bo left to Dr. Oliver Wendell lolmes to determine in fiction. Those who are interested in an entirey new field of psychologic inquiry?who invo often experienced in sleep the ex[ui-ute delight of wandering disrobed, ir iu waking hours have, at the seaside ?r elsewhere, been lifted into new condiions of existence as the elements oome q contact with the body, will find in the apor just alluded to a curious mass of nggeation.? World. An Exciting Ride. The ride from San Antonio, Texas, to 11 Paso is one of the most stirring bits f travel to be had in America. The ouveyance is a four-horse stage ; coachh are ohanged three times; and beyond loncho, which is 216 miles north of San Lntonio. Bronco mules are under har oss. The mnle is a fiery, untamable ittle animal, possessed of all the spirit nd speed of a racehorse, and all the long offering and patience of a Spanish jao^. l correspondent of the St. LoniH Republican gives this acconnt of " Lize " nd "Murphy"?a dun and a sorrel? hat have done splendid service on this oad: Until the four-horse ooaches per? put on, their tasV was to draw a nick-board twice a week a distance of ixty five miles. The journey was made n a single night, without water and rithout food or rest, except an hour at aidnight at Van Horn's well. When I ?turned from Mexico totheStates these vo little mules pulled mysolf, another tassenger, some three hundred pounds >f mail and baggage, and the driver the listance named. The driver cheered he solitude of the night with many necdotes of their performances, and at mr request, and aided by us, frequently t ried to stop them between the staions. Onr attempts to do^o were inffectual, for the more we wonld pull the lister they would go. Some two weeks iter Gen. Cabell was the only passener. and tbi propensity of " Laze " and 1 Murphy " to ran was so great ho oonidured his life in serious danger. He rewhis si ^shooter and kept it cocked, etermined to shoot one of them through lie head if they ever left the road. But saving the road is something the mules ever do. They are trained to keep the oad, and to stop only at stations. They now an Indian by the smell, and the rackling of a stick by the roadside lakes them dart. In case the driver hould be shot from the box they wonld eep on to the station all the seme. American Heats In Europe. Prof. Bonchardat, one of the memwrs of the Paris oonneil of hygiene and alubrity, has recently directed publio Mention to some of the foreign preerved meats imported into Franoe as wing unfit for human food, and in a any cases positively dangerous. He aentions especially a kind of ham im>orted from Cincinnati, which is usually nveloped in a cloth saturated with a ellow substance, which, on examinaion, proved to be ohromate of lead?a leadly poison. Prof. Bouohardat suggests that if the American purveyors >refer to have a yellow envelope around he alimentary substanoes they export, he ohromate of lead may be disoarded or come other yellow substanoe?turoeric, for instance, which is known to >e entirely harmless, Oamfaish cokpiinckmts.?"I would ather vote lor the devil than for yon," raa what an American sovereign told a andidate just before the election. ''Bat n ease yoar friend aboard not oome fornurd," said the nnabaaned aspirant for rfBoe, " might I then oonnt npon yonr ssintanoe ? The glass glanoed from off lis ohoek and he passed out. HIackbeard, the Pirate. The career of B lack bee rd throws curious light upon the manner in whic the colonies of his Britannio majesty King George II., were governed. BLi friend, the governor of North Oarolim m:?de no scruple of convening a ooui of vioe admiralty at Bath Town, whic condemned his captures as lawful prize* although he had never held a oommii sion in his life. Blackboard was a typical pirate, poi sensed with a mania for getting marriec His friend, the governor, after the mat ner of the plantations, married him t his fourteenth wife, a young creature c sixteen, whom he treated scandalously It is not on reoord that Blackboard, lik Bluebeard, slew his wives. On tho coi trary, he had, at the period referred t< about a dozen living in various plaoei Obviously, he was a man of domesti instincts, modified by a roving life, an liked to have somebody to welcome hii "homo wherever he was. His eognome of (Blaokbeard was derived from th large quantity of hair which, like frightful meteor, covered his who! face. In boarding, the pistol was th favorite weapon of the rovers, who a ways wore two or three braoe in a sil sling, hung rather round the neck tha over the shoulders. Armed thus, th freebooter was nearly as well off as : he had possessed a revolver. He ha only to oook and fire, drop one pish and seize another ready to his nanc without the risk of losing his weapom This relianoe on the pistol was, doub les*, one reason of the suooess of th rovers in olose fighting. To add tern to his appearanoe, Blackboard "stuc lighted matches under his hat, whiol appearing on each side of his faoe, h eyes naturally looking fierce and wil< made him altogether such a figure thi imagination cannot form an idea of fury from hell to look more frightful. He was a frolicsome fellow, this Ca] tain Teach, in his grim way. One da? being at sea and a little flushed wii drink, ho determined to make an ii feruo "of his own," and to that es went down into the hold with two < thiee others, end, having filled sever pots full of brimstone, set them on fii and was very proud of having held 01 the longest against suffocation. A] other evening, being in a pleasant moc drinking and playing oards with a fe choice kindred spirits, he blew out tl light, and, crossing his hands under tl table, fired his pistols, laming ono mo for life, and when asked the meaning < this, said, "if he did not now and the kill one of them they would forget wl he was." One eerie story of Blaokbeard and h crow runs thus : " Once upon a cruii they found ont that thev had a man c board more than tHteir crew; saoh a 01 was seen several days among thee sometimes below and sometimes c deck, yet no man on the ship could gii en acoonnt who he was or from when< he came, bnt that he disappeared a li tie before they were cast away in the great ship; bnt it seems they verily b lieved it was the devil." Like many other great men, Blac beard did not improve npon aoqoain aoce, and his fftiends, the planters, i last got tired of his sooiety. Redrei from the governor of North Carolii was hopeless, and the governor of Vi ginia was applied to. This gentlemt at onue sent Lieutenant Maynard, wii a oonple of sloops, to capture the p rate. A desperate fight ensued. Aft some hoavy firing, Blackboard, afh hurling on to the enemy several " ne fashioned sort of grenades"?casabottli filled with powder and slugs?boardc him, but this time met his match, ax fell dead, after reoeiving twenty-fln wounds, fighting like fury to the las His head was cut off and hung to tt bowsprit of the victorious sloop. iur.in> wav* V ?UV IJKVilVUl Danbar's wife listened to a Ion political disc fission while riding do\n town in Detroit, and at dinner she r marked to her husband: "Well, eight or nino days more wi decide the election." "In a measure," was his guardc reply. "I'm awfol glad," she continue* " Yon oommenoed going ont nigh about the first of Maroh, and you'i kept it up ever since. I'll be one hapf woman about the eighth of Novembe We'll have cheerful fires, games, oon fort and "? " Charlotte," solemnly interrupt the husband, " can't you understar this thing ? The election will occur o the seventh prox., of oourse. Aft* that date I must help count up the r turns, verify them, put our clubs j training for the next oampaign, examii the lies of the opposition, and so fortl and it may be next April before I g< through. You must have patienoe, f< everything is working all right." What oould she do but burst ini tears ??Free Press. Mosey Ho Objeet to Him. I "Winter is drawing nigh," mused (Thicacn nh**n wVlilA inmnina v. garments one keen edged morning. ." Yen, winter is drawing nigh," he r peated, as he gazed ont npon the frosl sidewalk, "and I most immediate lay in snpplies for the oold weatherorder np ooal, provisions, new furnito for the noose, new upholstery, new en tains, a new sleighing rig, a new salt i clothes for myself, new dresses and fn for my wife, fresh set of diamon< 1 apieoe, eto. Then he looked into his pooketboc and disoovered that he had jost $2 I his name in the world. Bnt ho sent ont vhe orders jost tl ! sarre. A TEMPERANCE MESSAGE. a ]j A littler from John K. (Jonah to the Young , People of the C'onatry. [i is My Dkar Young Friknds : I have >i been requested to send a message to the rt Sabbath-schools in behalf of the total abb stinenoe cause. I wish I could write to ?, yon all that is in my heart on this great i- question, but my time and ability are limited, and my message must be short. J* We are sometimes told that total abI, stinenoe is not temperance. What is i- temperance ? Lot me give you a short o reply. Temperance is a lawful gratifioa>f tion of a natural appetite. Is the apper. tite for intoxicating liquors a natural e appetite f No. Therefore temperance is total abstinence from intoxicating >, liquors as a beverage. 3. This principle is a sensible prinoiple. io When you are as old as I am, you will d regret many things you have learned in n the past ; but you will never regret that n you did not learn to use intoxicating ie liquors. I have never met a person, nor a do I believe that you can find a person le in the world, who would say: "I am ie fifty years of age, and I never drank a I- glass of liquor in my life, and I regret k that I did not learn to drink it when I n was young." No. When you meet one lA VTTV?r\ Vioa UAWAV dvanlr 4-^*11 o ?*AM* II T VTUV uuu UUIUl uiauat UO WOiiO JUU. X if am glad of it," or " I am proud of it" d A man once called on me, and said: >1 "Mr. Gongh, I want to tell you some 1, thing. I am not a reformer. I care s. little for reforms, or missions, or Snnt day-schools. They aro all very well in ie their way, bnt they are not in my line. >r I have been an actor since I was ik eighteen, and I am now forty-throe, and i, I never drank a glass of ale, wine, or is spirits in my life. What do you think 1, of that ? I am prond of it ?" it Dear ohildren, yon would be shocked a if yon oonld read some of the letters " that lie in my desk, that have been p- written to me by persons in all grades of U sooiety?young men, old men, lawyers, h physicians, ministers of the gospel, a- teachers, mechanics, clerks, and some d ladies?who have acquired the appetite >r for strong drink. One says : " Dives in al hell never longed for a drop of water as, re with all the power there is in me, I long it for a drink. Another says : "Is there a- any hope lor me on this side of the d grave ? Another says : " God knows w how near I have been to self destruction ?e throngh drink," and so on. ie One poor man, actually holding my n feet, cried out: " Oh, Mr. Gongh ! help jf me out of this hell. Drink is my cnrse." n Yes; dear children, the cry comes from to the inmates of lunatio asylnms: " Drink is my curse;" from tlio State prisons, is " Drink is my corse;" innocent victims ?e ?wives, mothers, children?"Drink is in my curse;" from the burning lips of ie the dying drunkard oomes the despaira, ing cry: " Drink is my curse." There >n aro broken hearts, blighted hopes, 'e blaokened characters, crashed intellects, so and lost souls as the resnlt of strong it- drink, and not a single individual but ir rejoices in his escape from it. e- Is not the total abstinence principle aa?.u;k1A 0 <1 T>~& -11 ?X- a. uuiimuiO T UUb CV11 W11U UI1UIL UU IIUL k- become drunkards." I know that; bat t- if fifty young meu begin to drink, some at will assuredly bo ruined by it. Then, ss there is a risk. Now we all desire safety ia and security. Suppose you desired to r- travel from New York to Chicago, and m there were two lines of road?one on !h which there were accidents constantly >i- occurring; on every train some disaster, sr passengers killed and wounded; in short, Br a very risky road; and on the other, w never sines its opening had there been bs the slightest accident. Which road >d would you take t If you are sensible, id and regard your own welfare, you would re take the safe one. Suppose some one t. should tempt you to take the risky road, ie by telling yon how much more beautiful the cars were and what a jolly company you would find on board the train. You would say: " I care not so muoh for gaudy cars and jolly company as for '8 my safety. I want to be safe." Now, ^ it is your safety we seek, when we urge e* yon to abstain entirely from strong drink. There is no certainty that you 111 will become victims if you begin to indulge, but there ia a risk. borne say : "I can govern myself ; I have a mind of my own." What would yon think of a captain of a steam vessel tfl who would put on a fall head of steam, re and then knock down the man at the ^ wheel? Or of the oonduotor on a railr* road, who would let on the steam and a" then disable the engineer ? You would say he was a reckless man. The steamer ? or th? AnffinA miahf. aot thronah vithnnt. accident, bat it might go crashing to de>n etruotion. So when a person, uaing that 91 which weakens the power of his will, de?* pends on his weakened will to serve him 111 ?using that which warps his judgment, J? and then depends on his warped judg3? ment to guide him?using that which et affects his self-oontrol, and then trust his 51 derang d self-control to keep him from , danger?he is reokless. Simply because some men drink and do not become drunkards, can you t I once saw a man stand on a small platform outside the spire of a ohnroh, and look down on the a pavement one hundred and fifty feet beis low. Because he did it, oan you f Think of these things before yon run the risk e- and remember what the risk is. ty Onr principle is lawful. We have been lj told it is oontrary to the Scriptures. ? One gentleman said to me : " If you can rs And a command in the Bible, 'Thou shalt r- abstain from intoxicating liouors as a of beverage,' I will abstain ; but not till rs then." Dear children, we want you to Is love the Bible, to obey the preoopts of the Bible ; but in view of the evils of in>k temperanoe, and in view of its cause, we to ask of the Bible only a permission to let liquor alone. We lay our hand on this le blessed book and ask : May we abstain f You do not searoh the Bible for a oom mand: Thou shalt abstain from gambling; from dog fighting ; from horse racing ; just in proportion to your love for the Bible will you abstain from these things, because "they are detrimental to the best interests of society aooording to Bible principles. Therefore, since intemperanoe is caused by the use of intoxicating drink ; since in proportion to the use of such jlrink drunkenness increases or diminishes ; and since the most that oan be said for thin drink is that it is a needless luxury, and that the world would be better and purer without it ?therefore, you say, I will abstain, and give the weight of my influence, as long as I live, on the side of abstinence, sobriety and purity. This is in accordance with the teachings of the Bible. How many of us, who are growing old, wish we could be boys again! Why ? Because we see so many things to regret, so many wrong turns we have taken. To be a boy, with life before yon, with the clean page on which to write your record, with opportunities coming that you can improve?what a position, what a privilege ! To be an old man, with a record all stained and blotted, knowing that no mortal hand oan clean the page; with opportunities unimproved, and lost never to return? this is dreadful! A wicked man, who had been a stage driver, was, during the last few days of his life, very uneasy, an 1 on his deathbed he oonstantlv moved his feet, and looked distressed. When asked by his wife : " Harry, what is the matter?" he said : "Oh, I'm on an awful down grade, and I can't find the brake." Dear vonng friends, your feet are on the brake. Keep tbem there. Ton have, under Qod, the future in your power; your destiny in yotr own oontrol. Remember there is no one evil in the world before which so many fall, as the evil of intemperanoe. I most earnestly desire that the youth of our oountry, especially our Sabbathscbool scholars, shall give all their influence against this great evil. May God help you to avoid the perils in life's journey, and the traps that are set for your feet, so that from your place of safety you may reach out your hand to help tho tempted who are struggling in their chains, and may by self-denial be enabled to "fulfill the law of Christ," by helping some poor burdened soma into the higher life of purity and freedom. A Mother's Words, A mother on the green hills of Vermont was holding by the right band a eon sixteen years old, mad with love of the sea. And as ho stood by the garden gate one morning she said : " Edward, they tell me?for I never saw the ocean?the great temptation of a seaman's-life is drink. Promise me, before you quit mother's hand, that you will never drink." "And," said he (for he told me the story), * I gave the promise, and I went the globe over, Oaloutta and the Mediterranean, Ban Francisco and Capo of Good Hope, the north pole and the sonlh. I saw them all in forty years, and I never saw a glass filled with sparkling liquor that my mother's form by the gate did not spring up before me, and to-day I am innocent of the taste of liquor." Was not that sweet evidence of the power of a single word T Yet that is not half. " For yesterday came into my counting-room a man of forty years." JVU AUUW U1UV " No/' " Well,"Baidhe, "Iwas onoebronghfc drunk into your presence on shipboard; you were a passenger ; they kicked me aside; yon took me to yonr berth and kept me there till I had slept off the intoxication ; then asked me if J had a mother. I said I had never known a word from her lips. You told me of yours at the garden gate, and to-day I am master of one of the packets in New York, and I came to ask yon to come and see me." Plow far that little candle throws its beams t That mother's words in the green hills of Vermont I Oh ! God be thanked for the mighty power of a single word 1 Election Jokes. A noted practical joker got into a political discussion with a crowd of Democrats, and offered to bet $100 that he could name a city in the United States of 10,000 inhabitants in whioh not a singlo legal vote wonld bo oast for Tilden. " Are yon in earnest!" asked a Democrat. " I will put np the money now," was the reply. "Well," said the Demoorat, "I'll jnst take that bet to teach you a lesson. Fools can be taught sense. The money was placed in the hands of a bystander, ana, as the party were separating, the joker called the betting Democrat aside and whispered to him : " If yon had thought a minute before vou took me un vou would have remem bered that Washington has over 10,000 inhabitants." From the faot that suffrage is not extended to the residents of the District of Oolumbia the joker insists that he need not wait until after election to have the bet decided. Another johe that has been repeated, ly played upon innocents here is an assertion that even if Tilden is eleoted the > Republicans will not allow him to lie inaugur ted on tho fourth of March. After the viotim has become sufficiently i excited he is informed that tho fourth of ' March next oomes on Sunday, and either Mr. Hayes or Mr. Tilden or Peter Oooper will have to wait until Monday beforo being inaugurated.?Graphic.