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.1 FRANCIS, Proprietors. TE S-Two Dollan
v lVI t SUM ITERVILLE, S. C., M AY 24, 185.
Timu d and the Duchess.
o1o*ing anecdote of Profess
a iderson, 'tbe Great Wizard,'
well repay perusalt
During the professor's career in
Europe, especially in England, his
time was much occupied, and he was
often called upon to attend soirees
of the nobility, after his usual per
formances in the public saloons. It
was not uncomniort for the Wizard to
keceive commands from his late maj.
,esty-, King William the fourth (who
Was an adopt in the mystic art), to
Visit him in his studio for the purpose
,of being instructed in Mr. Ander
lon'g extensive mysteries, and after
rie '4eath 'of the king, several very
interest'in g seedets in natural magic
were-found in his private bureau, ad.
dressed to Mr. -Anderson, the great
.and talented profetsor of magic. in
Ithe hand-writing of'tne ing-among
which was one of the mnost thrilling
experiments science has ever devel
oped, viz: 'The secret of freezing
water in a red hot crucible.'
Her present majesty, Queen Vic
toria, about two years after her mar
riage, commanded Anderson to visit
the palace and exhibit his extraordin
:ary performance in th6 crimson
,drawing.room, which was made over
14 to him for the purpose of arranging
' his paraphiernalia. The professor,
however, unlike others, using very
little apparatus, intimated that any
place would suit him as he needed
very little preparation, merely re
NT quiring a small table which lie select.
ed from those in the room.
On the evening of the 3d of De
cember, a large concourse of nobles,
whohbad been especially invited by
her .niajesty, were assembled and
presented a most brilliant scene.
Mr. A. handed her majesty a note,
containing a list of feats he was pre
pared to exhibit, and awaited the
royal command.
The Duchess of Sutherland, who
was present, was of a nervous tem
perament, and, on the Wizard enter
ing the room, evinced a slight dispo.
sition of fear, as also did Louis Phil
ippe, who was then a guest at the
Court of England. The prnoessor
saw this, and determined to take ad
vantage of it, and received from the
queen a request to perform the mag
ic filtration. Two large glass vases
were brought by one of the pages,
and Prince Albert filled one with i k
and Lord Jocelyn filled the other
with water. The professor borrowed
the dechess' handkercheif, and cov
ered the ink, when, by some mishap,
it slipped in and was almost satura
ted with black ink. Her majesty
covered the water with her own hand.
kercheif, and the Wizard sought the
aid of the prince, from whom he
borrowed a ring, which he placed in
the hands of Louis Philippe, and de
sired him to close it and carefully re
tain it. The Wizard then gave the
duchess the ink vase to hold, who,
though trembling, had resolved to be
. rave, and in an instant, as lie wav
.t,'his hand, the two handkercheifs
wvere removed, when 10! the vase
that had contained the .ink was now
filled with water, in which were seen
three beautiful gold fish swimming,
jmd the vase that contained the wva
ter was now filled with ink. A
breathless silence prevailed, and
each became wonder-stricken.
'What of my ring!?' asked the
'Oh,' replied the King of the
French, 'I harve it safe in here, but
I cannot open tny hand.'
'Indeed,' said the Wizard, 'my ex
periment works well,' and again he
waved his baton, and Louis Philippe
opened his hand, but the ring had
* 'That I had it, I am certain,' said
the King; ''tis very extraordinary.'
'But where is the ring?' demanded
the Prince, who was anxious for its
for its safety.
''Tis in that fish's mouth,' answer
ed the Wizard, pointing to the vase;
'will your highness favor me by ex
tracting it?'
Ue did, and the professor received
the warmest approbation from all
Thme professor afterwards introduc
ed his famous Oriental feat, the mag
ic yegetation, from a seed which he
placed on the floor, and exhibited
the, vegetation of a fruit tree in all
fruit, and served the fruit, oranges,
to the royal party, who pronounced
it delicious. This is considered one
of the greatest feats of the natural
The professor was requested by
her majesty to, if possible, perform
the famous chemical experiment im
parted to him by her late uncle,
William the Fourth, that of freezing
water in a red hot crucible. The
professor, expecting such a demand,
had provided a crucible and made it
red hot on his drawing-room fire.
He then, took a bottle of water,
which was tested and scaled by the
prince, and was retained for a short.
time by the Duke of Leeds, who
was much interested by the wonders
already workeli by the professor.
The Wizard, purporting to conclude
the exhibition with this experiment,
took the duchess's ink saturated
handkerchief and to the astonishment
and alarm of all present, threw it in.
to the glaring crucible, and it, of
course, was immediately consumed.
Mr. A.. then took the bottle of
water from his grace, and, breaking
off the neck, poured the water into
the red hot vessel, and immediately
threw upon the carpet, from the ves
sel a large piece of ice, which was
examined by them all, and to the
most overwhelming surprise of the
queen, the duchess, and every one,
there was the destroyed handkerchief
in the middle of the piece of ice.
The ice was broken, the cambric tak
en out and restored, without a stain,
to the excited duchess.
The Wizard's fame spread rapia
ly, and his houses swere filled to
overflowing for several months in
London. le, being engaged, had
to leave for the continent, where
great triumphs awaited him, for in
St. Petersburg he was in equal fa
vor, and he was introduced to the
Emperor, which was very great to
him, and he lost nothing by the nerv
ous duchess, whose curiosity to know
how the professor extracted the
stains and restored her handkerchief
in such a singular place and manner,
led to a lively and even friendly cor
Ispondence. lie was introduced
into her grace's family, where the
Wizard always finds a welcome and
a home.
Becky Wilsonk'm Courtship.
Oh, now, Becky, do tell us all a
bout it!' ses the gals.
Becky hadn't been married mor'n
a month, and hadn't got over her
bashfulness yet.
'I3out what? ses she.
'Why bout your courtship,' ses
the gals.
'Shaw!' ses she, turning her head
and blushing dreadful; "you better
tell your own courtship -yourselves,
I reckon.'
'Yes, but none of us ever had
any beaux, Beck, and you's a mar
ried worr.an. Come, now, 1o tell us
about it. I do love to hear about
courtin so much,' ses Betsey Pow
'Oh yes, Becky, do tell us.'
'Well,' ses Becky, after a great
decal of blushini' and twistini' about,
'I'll tell you all how it was, if
that'll satisfy you.'
'Well,' ses the gals, all get
tin round her so they could hear good.
'WVell, ses Becky, putting an emn
phasis oin about every other word,
'John, he cum to our house to see
me,' she ses (turnin' awvay her head
and lookin' down sideways under her
arm)--'Foo! he bet ter go to see his
self, I reckon. Gracious knows! I
didn't care nothin about him.'
'Well,' ses the gals.
'Well, John sed lbe loved me. Fool!
better love his self, I reckon.'
'Oh, that's so funny,' ses the gale
-go on!
'Shaw!' ses Becky, 'I won't tell
no more.
'Oh yes, do- do Becky,' sea all of
'Well, then, John, he axed me if
I wouldn't have him.'
"'hen, what did you say?'
'11cm! I never sod nothin. Graci
ous knows, he wasn't gwinc to git
nothin out of me.'
'Oh, elh!' sea the gals -'do go on,
'Then, John, ho axed me if he
moughtn't have me. Fool! he bet.
tor have his self, I reckon!'
'Well,' sea the gals.
'Well, mother, she got kind o'flus
tricated, and sed yes. Fool! she bet
tor mind her own business, L reckon.'
'And thea what?'
'Then, John, he nycd dad if he
moughtn't have me; and daddy he
got kind o' flustricated too, and sed
yes, too.'
'That's the sort of daddies,' oes
the gals, rubbin their hands.
'Then mammy, she went to town
and got white frock for me, and white
gloves to put on my hands, for to be
married to John. Hem, fool! she
better be married to him herself,
I reckon.'
'Well,' ses the gals, 'go on, Becky.'
'Shaw, now, I ain't gwine to tell
you no more about it, so I ain't.'
'Oh, yes Becky, do go on! Oh do
tell us all about the weddin, Becky
-that's a good soul.'
'Oh, hush gals, 'bout sicli nonsense.'
'Oh, do now, that's a good soul.'
'Well, bimeby the preacher man
he came to our house,*and a hole heap
of people to marry me. Fools! they
better staid home, I reckon. Graci.
''us knows I didn't want to see 'em.'
'Never mind, Becky-go on.'
'Well, then, John he came to
take ime-Op to the preacher nian, for
to be married. Fool! I never did
feel so mad-and then-Oh, shaw
gals, I can't tell any more.'
'Oh yes-go on Becky.'
'Well, then, the preacher man,
lie axed me if I would have John to
be my lawful husband. Him, fool!
better have his self, I reckon. And
then-shaw, gals, I won't tell
any more.'
'Oh, do Becky! Now your'e jest
coming to the interesting part. Oh,
do tell us the rest, Becky.'
'Well, I never said nothin,' and
the preacher man he said I must
have John to be my husband-when
lie was sick, when he was well; and
when he was better or worser, and
rich and poeT; and love him, and
stick to him, and mind him, and
Lord only knows what a heap of
*things; and then lie said people what
he put together, it was agin the
law to take apart; and so I was mar
ried, hard and fast, the fust thing I
knowed, to John.'
'Well, what then, Becky!' ses the
gals, getting more and more interes.
ted all the time.
'Why, then the preacher man lie
went home, and then all the feller
come a pullin' and haulin' me, arid
kissing me and squeezing le, and
sich other carryings on as they
did cut up. Fools! they great deal
better kissed their own selves, I
'Go, on, Becky! tell us about it,'
ses all the gals.
'Well, then, after they all went
away, John, he--Oh, shaw,'
ses she, 'I ain't gwine to tell you an
other word more. When you git mar.
red yourselves, you'll know all about
it, I reckon.'
AN ExcIrING SUMNE.-A year or
two sigo, as the steariier Sotitherer
was on the point of' depirture from
Charlestim, S. C., for New York, our
attention was attracted by a numiber
of passengers on board, and the ex
eitemenit of a large crowd u liich had
gathered at a particular place on the
vessel's deck. We iniade our way in
to the thri ong behin~d the capI tain,, and
~oon founid a man dressed ini the gairb
of a quaker', seated (n u liat app'j eared
to be a chie-,t, dleclarinig that it shoumld
inot be openied unless t hose w ho open(l
ed it killed hirn. While lie was thus
nct ing, a virice fro'm thle chest.(ais if
froini a coloured person ini distress')said
in a siniothered tone
"Let ine out--l'd r'athier go to
iniassa, oh ! inereyv ! dis chile cant stan
dis, no how ! O h * golly, I canit stan
dis no longer !"
"Look here, any friend, said the
captain, "you'll pulease get oil' that
"Il do no such thmg,'" lie repi ed
"'Oh, dear ! Ill' me out dis !"' camne
distinctly fronm lie chest, as it' the
speaker' was sul'ucatiing.
".Alate," said the captaini, "bring
some mna here, and take that person
oil' that chest, and break it openl."
Th'le Quaker' resisted, was seized by
the piassengers, all believiing lie was
stealing a dai'key, conitiar'y to the laws
of' the South, anid held uncomftortably.
Thle mate took an axe and forced the
lid loose froim the chest.
"O.h, don't ! you'll kill mie," said
lie satisfied v'oice. "I want to get
oiut; I want to go back, oh ! dear ! I
shall die !"'
"Hold on a few minute ' longer,"
said a good natui'ed peorson), steping
out ; "y ou shall soon be released."
Quite an intense f'eeling w~as now
raised in the crowd, when the mate
torced off'the lid, and as ~it came fromi
the box, an unearthly, demoniae laugh
rang from theo old clothes with which
the chest was fdloed, and no sign ofaspy
living thig was in there. Amazement
appeared on the faces of the beore an.
gry, but now bewildered lookers-on.
We were shortly after let into the mys
tery, by the captain. saying that he
had forgotten that Wyman, the Ven
triloquist, was on board. .That geni.
us standing near, and nearly choking
with laughter at the anxious faces of
spectators, and the excitement he had
raised by thus waking up a nigger in
a box.
GOINa TO BED.-Going to bed
we have always considered one of
the most sober, serious and solumn
operations which a man can be en.
gaged in during the whole 24 hours.
With a young lady it is Altogether a
different thing. When bed-time ar
rives, she trips up stairs with a can
die in her band,-and if she has had
pleasant company the evening-with
some agreeable ideas in her head.
The candle on the toilet ; and her
luxuriant hair is speedily emancipa
ted from the thraldom of. combs and
pins. If she usually wears "water
curls," uses the "iron," her hair is
brushed carefully from her forehead,
and the whole mass compactly se
cured ; if not, why then her lovely
tresses are soon hid in innumerable
bits of paper. This task acc6ln
plishod, a night-cap appears, edged,
maybe, with a plain muslid, or may.
be with levy lace, .which. hides all,
save her own sweet countenance.
As soon as she ties the stfings- prob.
ably she takes a peep in her glass,
and half smiles and lialt blushes ut
what she sees. The light is out
her fair, delicate form gently press
es the couch-and, like idear, inno
cent, lovely creature, as ishe is, she
falls gently into sleep, with a sweet
smile on her still sweeter face. A
man, of course, under tho same cir
cumstance, actsquite dfferently
Every moment in his chamber iidi
cates the coarse, rough mould of his
sullen nature. When all is ready,
he snuffs the candle out with his fin
gers, like a cannibal, and then jumps
into bed like a savage. For a few
moments he thinks of all the pec
cadilloes he may have committed du
ring the day-vows a vow to amend
soon-groans, turns over, stretches
himself, and then all is silent save
the heavy breathing of the slumber.
er.-N. Y. .Dutchman.
MRs. BLooM ER.-imagines that
the reason women differ from men is
because they are schooled and edu.
cated differently. Nothing, howev
er, could be more unfounded. Girls
differ from boys, not incidentally,
but radically. The first thiing a bov
does after lie is weaned, is to strad.
die banistei s and ride down stairs.
The first thing a girl sets her heart
on is a doll and a set of half fleged
cups and saucers. Girls are given
to neatness and hatesoiled garments
of all kin~ds ; boys, on the contrary
set a high value on dirt ; and are
never so happy as when sailing a
shingle ship, with a brownm paper
sail, in a mnud pudldle. Mrs. Bloom.
or may reason as she may, but she
will linid itn the end that NSature is
stroniger than either philosophy or
Guc:m:mx AnD -rnE Bovs.-The New
Yor~k Tr'i bune has espoumsed t he cause
of puerile ju venility ansId di5Cscs
ts: "li(oys have an untiriia t imte o'fit
in this world. They get the drum.
st icks of the turkey at dinner, andi~
have to wait for the hot enkes at
breakfa lst till ever~y body e'lse is suip.
p'lied; they are snulbbed when they are
IIin piits, and told not to itnmke sucth a
racket; they are sent off to bed just in
the sweet edge of the evening, when it
is so nicee to sit byv the fire and tell
stories; in a thoiusand ways they are
put1 upon01 and robbed of thiir natural
II urrahi slauts our "D~evil" at our
elb.ow-three cheers for you "old 11loss,
if you hi te hiard Biscuits unad d rinuk
cold wvater you1 kno~w what's what Uni.
ele I lorace. Stand up~ fo'r thle "round
jackets ad chiubby fhees"' and then
we'll call a Boy~'s rights* conlvenion) as
the women, have done and give 'ema
thunder, andui eleet you piresident.
Mla's a mecmb'er, won't I cry down
with the wo'mnen andl give the old La
dly Beans.
W A wag one day asked his
friend, 'H-ow many knaves do you
suppose are in the street besides
yourself ?' 'Besides myself I, re
plied the other in a hurry, 'do you
mean to insult me ?, 'Wcll, then,
said the first, 'how many do you
reckon- including yourself?
How to Use GnIno.
Guano comes in bags, and usually
contain may lumps which require to
be crushed into powder, before it is ap.
plied to the soil. The lumps are gen
erally separated from the mass by a
riddle or sieve, as lumps and pebles
are separated from sand in ii.aking
mortar; or as grain is sometimes sifted
by hand. The aninonical dust that
flies off in this operation is pretty s'e
vere on the lungs and eyes of the oper
ator, and is avoided by moistening the
guano ten or twelve hours or a day
before the sitting begins. The damp
ness should be barely suflicient to
keep the dust from being diffused
through the atmosphere. The lumps
riddled or sifted out, may be moisten
ed a little more, and crushed as in ma
king mortar, with the back of a hoe, or
shovel, on a plank floor, or smoothe
hard ground. .
For corn, it will probably pay bet
ter to put the manure in the hill or
drill, than scatter it broadcast on the
ground. After a field is ready for
planting, let hands take the guano in
buckets on their arms and the two fore
or first fingers and thumb, take out a
good pinch of the guano and drop it
where the corn is to be dropped,
speading it and covering it with a lit
tle earth, by using the foot for that
purpose. The track of the manure
dropper tells the corn-dropper where
the seed should be placed; while the
earth between the guano and the corn
prevents the -causticity of the former
from doing injury to the latter, which
when it begins to grow, is tender and
easy killed.
fhe above hints apply to the use of
guano in cotton culture, not less than
the planting of corn. But as cotton
seed are usually scattered liberally in
drills or rows, one way only, we should
not hesitate to scatter in tie same fur
row, or marking, guano equal to 2000
or 3000 lbs. per. acre, aid cover both
seed and manure at-one operation. A
few seed might be killed or damaged
,hy the manure, but enough and more
than enouh, would.grow. No injury
has ever resulted frori sowing guano
and wheat together, and covering both
with a harrow or plow.
It is only soluble salts in guano that
can njure any seed; and before the
germ starts out, the salts, being at
once dissolved by the damp earth, be
canies difTused and diluted, that no in
jury cen be done to the young plant.
If' the soil is dry, where the guano is
placed, the result might be diffierent.
In dry sunmers, this hot, caustic fer
tilizer does more hurt than good. In
the Patent Oflice reports for 1851, the
reader will find a great deal of informa
tion on this and many other impor
taint subjects, showing the best practi
ces in farn economy. On page 252,
.'Mr. Zook of Pennsylvania gives us an
account of guano, and 1,000 of gypsuin
on a poor field, badly worn by 20 years
cropping, containing 15 acres. The
Ji an1ure was sown immiaiediately after
the corn was planted, and the ground
harrowed, when the corn was two or
three inches high. The yield was fifty
bushels per acre. This crop was made
in 1848. In 1859, the field was sown
in oats, and turned out over 40 bushels
per acre. Mr. Z. estimates the gain
fron the guano and pla.-ter at 300 per
cent.; cost per acre, *4 40. Mr. Mum.
maiz, of' the same State speaks highly of
plaster used ona corn, andl commends
the free use of' limo. Of' the latter- he
says: "So powerfid is the efTect on
pooir land, if properly applied, that on
manny fhirms ini the country, where' it
hias beck used, the value of' the land
fhas beent inicreatsedl 200 per cent., with
less thian one hundred bushels per
aere." Mr. Houston of Delaware
applied 300 lbs. of guano per acre to
70aceres of wheat in 1851. Hie pre
f'ers piloughaing it in six inchtes deep.
lie says that lime pays better than
guano, taking ten years together-. Bt
lie gets linac cheap, and guano is ex
piensive everywhere.
His large experience induces him to
say, that 100 lbs. of this mainuire will
give ten lbushiels of' corn on pool' land.
Mr. WV right, a v'ery sueccess'tid fiarmer
of' Deleware, says that guano is too
high fi'r priofit to the cultivator. Mr.
W alsh saiys: "Guano is also used on
our corni cirop, but not to the sanme ex
tent as to wheat. It is applied, gener.
ally to the land previous to its being
flushed. Sometiimes after planting the
land, it is sown upon the furrow, and
then huarrowed in, either' way. It adds
mlaterilfly to the gaini of the cr01); in
creasing it I should think, when 3000
lbs. are tised, at least two-f'old."
Mr. Chairles Yancey, of Buckinghamn
Counity, Va., says: "In the fall of
1850, purchased ten tonts of guano,
plowed shauller, as before stated (three
inches deep) using 200 lbs. per acre,
and seeded whteast, leaving occasional
ridlges, iiot guanoed. Verily, the eye
said the guanioed wheat would -yield
We think favorably of the following
practice of Mr. Y., although from the
di'outh last year', it was nearly. a fail
uire." The around when prepared
was checked in squares three feet, four
inches; a table spoonful of guano was
scattered upon the check; the hilling
closed to prevent the escape of tite
ammonia; the hills were cut off4 inehes
above and planted in May. Tho
drought prevented the plants taking
root) or bringing the guano Into solu.
tion. There was no growth whatever
until the 27th July, when we had rain;
the growth was then in a week won
derful; the plants attained a fine size.
A second drouth occurred in Septem
ber and October, which protracted th<
ripening, and the plants faded and as
stumed a yellow hue." Mr. Yancey
regards guano as a powerful stimulant
but too expensive ibr general use. Our
notion is, that one may use guano to
make a crop of corn at a profit if ie
will make the corn pay a fine price it
meat, as the equivalent of the guano.
In other words, this costly commercial
manure cannot be profitably purchased
to grow corn for commercial purposes
but for home consumption, where all
the elements of the seeds, cob, blades
and stalks may be saved as manure
the equivalent of the guano, and nor<
too-this dung of sea-birds may be
brought to increase one's corn, cottor
seed and lint. Da. Lxr,
Hints for Youang Farmners.
The soil best adapted to the growtl
of barley, is a deep loam, tolerably
moists, but not wet.
One pound of saltpetre, dissolved in
4 gallons of hot water, makes a very
good soak for a bushel of corn.
Plough as deep as yonr teem will
allow of, the deeper the better; harrow
until you have the land in fine tilth.
Keeping the potato always in dark.
dess is recommended in the Londor
Gardener's Chronicle and Detroit Far
mer's Companion, as a prevpntitive o0
For early potatoes the planting
should take plaice as soon after tie
frost is out of thu ground as will admii
of its being ploughed and put in-gooi
A cultivator will go over two and :
half times as much ground in a day a
will a plough, and thereby time and
labor are economised-two very im
portant considei atione.
Late potatoes should be planted fror
the 20th of April to the 10th of May
experience having shown that the early
planted are emore' apt to escape the
rot than the late.
Trenching new ground, which shouli
have been progressing the whole win
ter, except during the severest frost
must now be completed, as it will
soon be time to'set the young vines ill
new plantations.
Banks and walls should be repaired
whenever the g ound will allow work.
ing-if the rains or frosts have injured
them they shoald be made up at once
and all tendency to wash must b<
checked inmteditely.
A planter near Franklin, Louisiana,
gathered last season, eleven hundred
and seventy-seven bushels of sweet po
tatoes fit.' three acres of land-ani
left behind, he says, enough to fatter
about forty hogs.
One of the best articles that can be
given to swine while id preparation foi
the tub, is common charcoal. Thenu.
tritive properties are so great that they
have subsisted on it wirhout other food
for weeks together.
To cure founmder, mix one pint of'the
seed of' the common sunflower the ani.
mral's food as soon as you discover
symuoms of' disease, and you will give
inmediate and certain relief. 'This is
the best remnedy known.
In corn planting, we have ever look.
ed upon liberality as a commendable
virtue, and believed it true economy t(e
make provision for birds, and wormt
as well as for the contingency of rot.
timng. It was 'our custom to drop from
six to eight grains in each hill.
For cholie in horses, dissolve in a
quai t of puro water as much salt am
will thoroughly saturate the liquid, and
drench the animal thoroughly unitil y ou
discover symtomns of relte. This is mm
simple anid effectual remedy, and has
been successfully applied in cases oi
Ilave a plan laid before hand for
every day. These plans ought to be
mtureoly ihrmed the evening previous,
and, on a simg in the morning, again
looked at, and irrnediately entered
upon. It is astonishing how nmucli
mrore we accomplish in a single day
by having thne planmu previously marked
By the Iato coneus it appears thai
the Production of mraple sugar in thhn
country in 1850 wvas within a smna]
fractionr of thirty-four millions oh
p ounads. An orchard of maple treem
has been found almrost equal, acre foi
acre, with thre sugar cane ini produing~
sugar and molasses.
As soon as potatoes begin to comm
up run the harrow through them the
way of the row. This destroys gras
and weeds, lets in the air, and eticour
ages germination, and ensures a gener
al stand. WVhen the potatoes are tw(
or three inches high, throw wfmm~
from them, returning th
back atgain, so as to give th
toes a light flat hill.
The bright spots of a an
few enough without blotting u
and since tir a moment o
have and hour of sadnes t
sorry policy to diminish th '
that. illumine our chequered exiit
Life is an April day-_sunshi
showers. The heart, like t6es
would cease to yield good frurt weiit
not watered by the tears sensI
and the fruit would lie Worthless
the sunshine of smiles.
"Tim PAPr DoN'y SAY S
Slocum was not educated in a- U*IVj';4"_'
sity, and his walk in life has
by paths and out of; the wa
Iis mind is characterized by Jilen6
rather than a comprehensive- gras
great subjects. Mr. Slocumn can 0
ever, master a printed paragraphm
dint of spelling the hard words in/d
liberate manner, and he manages
get a few glimpses of men and th .
from his I ttle rock farm, through tb8ihiC 4.
medium of a newspaper. It is quie
edifying to hear Mr. Slocum reding;t-z
the village paper aloud to his wie
ter a hard days work.
A few evenings ago, father Slocu
was reading an account of a dread
ful accident that had occurred.
factory in the next town, and iie
the vi)lage editor had described In *
great many words.
'1 declare, wife; that was an
accident over tew the mills"
'What was it about, Mr. Sloum
'I'll read the .'count, wife, and ,t
you will know all about it.'
Mr. Slocum began to read..
'Horrible and Fatal Acid.
becomes our painful duty to
the particulars of an accident t
curred at the lower mill, in tis ..-.v 4:,!
lage, yesterday afternoon, bY dhh
human being in the prime of h
hurried to 'that .bdurne. from whi4 as,
the immortal Siakspeare hasid
"no traveller retprns-'
'Du tell!' exclaimed Mrs. S.
'Mr. David Jones a workman, wI?
had but fev superiors this side of .he
great city of N. York, was engaged In u
adjusting a belt upon one ofthe lr.
gest drums- .
'1 wonder if it wasa brasi drum sich
as has 'E Pluribus Enur' printed o
it?" said Mrs. S.
-'when he became entangl. d. '111
arm was drawn around the drum, aid
finally his whole body was whirled'ov.
er the shaft at a fearful rate. When '
his situation was discovered" hs
had revolved about fifteen minutes, his -
head and arms striking a large- beam ,
a distiet blow at each- revolutie
'Poor creatur, how it musk
hurt him.'
'When the machinery had been- -
stopped, it was found that Mr. 4Jones
arms and legs were macerate t
a jelly."
'Well did it kill him?' asked. Mrs.:
S., with increasing interest.
-'portions of the durameter, cr'3bum,
and cerebellum, in confused ...asses
were scattered about the fh or-In
short the gates of eternity opened u
onl him.
lere Mr. Slocum paused to
his spectacles, and the wife seized
opportunity to press the question.~
'Was the man killed'
'I don't know-havn't come to that
yet; you'll know when I've finished the '
piece.' And Mr. Siocum continued
his readmng.
'It was evident, when thme shapeless
form was taken down, that it wase~
no longer tenanted by an immor. ,
tal spirit-that the vital spark was ox.
'WVas the man killed? that's what
wan to come at,' said Mrs. S.
',Do .have a little patience, old 'om.
an,' said Mr. S. eyeing his bkmt
ter half over his spectacles;'* . pre -
sume we shall eome upon it right wgy''
And he went on:
'This fatal casuality has -.east~n
gloom over our village,,. and we '
trust that it will prove a warning to
persons who are called upon to, regu.
Iate the powerful machinery of
our mill.'
'Now,' says Mrs. Slocum, per
colinmg that the narrative was e~.~
ded, 'now I should like to know whet hu
er the man was killed or not?
Mr. Slocum loked puzzled. li 'o
scratched his !- 1, scrutinized the ar.'
tiele he had been * ading, and took
general survey of the paper.
-1 declare, wife, 'tis rather ourioue >
but really, the paper don't say.>.
Every creature hates its det6&
Iherrings fly from Sootchmen 4
would from a shark; while 4'q k .
as much dread of A Fren hW ha~s
a well dressed won ml 4
ter t sweep. .
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