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TRI-WEEKLY EDITTON. .WINNSBORO, S. C., MAY 24, 1879. YOL. 111.-NO. 49.
SNEVER MIND." -.
What's the use of always fretting t -
At the tr.als we shall fihd r
Ever strowu along our pathway.? 11
Travel on and "never min ."
Travel onward: working, hoping,
Cast no lingering glaneo boind
At the trials once encountered,
Look ahead, and "nover mind."
What is past is pist forever;
* Let all fretting bo resigued ;
It will never'help the matter- h
Do your boat, and * never mmd." e
And if thoso who might befriend %ou,
Whom the ties of naturo biud, b
Should rofu e to do theIr duty,
Look to Hoaven and "never niind.'
Friendly words are often spoken .
When the feelings are unkind, HP
Take them for their real valuo,
Pass theim by' and "never mind."
Fate may threaten, olouds may lower
Fnemies may be combined ;
if your trust in god as stea if .st, sa
He will help you "'never mili.p."
A Romance or the Pistoi.!
Barney McBriar wis the hero aid the
terror of Mad Mule Flatt. lie was by pro
fesioin a shlootlAt, t wenty-one fears.of age. h
Ilis sole stock im trade consisted of two navy
revolvers, at cotple of derringers and aI
bowie knife. 'liese articles Oe'ver left his
pewson. lie sustained life, mainly, by
swallowing daily an indefinite ainmber of t
"whiisky straights," for Which no barkeep
er ever thought of demiaintling pay. 1Ie
rialed Maid Male Flat with a rod of iron.
I is four pistol barrels were four literal
riljing rods of iron. Hiis body was a(iorned
with comely raimient, he lodged and fed
stimptuotsly; his linen was of the purest I
and whitest ; yet like unto the wild lilies of i
the valley, lie neither toiled nor spun. The
Isratelitish clothing dealer groaned heavily
in spirit when larney Mcriar entered his
est aiblishient and ordered of him a suit, yet, (h
lie ventured no remuonist rance. Why Be
eiinse' it. is unhea'tllty to irritate a shoot ist. 1s
ihrney lilriar was a shootist.
At the tender age' of mnIIe years, l1arnaey
3lebriar's school narm one day boxed his
car's. Whereupon little naney whipped in
otit a howie kmtfe, tle present of it Texas tI
unuce (whose last Idvice was never to taket
i blow froti aIty manl), Itaid With it he ex
plored the digestive organs of his female
preceptress. The schoolmiarn was ever
aifterwatr(dl ailieted with chronic (yspepsia,
Itie effet of this cutting reproof. After
this octirrence the 'oard of 14hiaetlion at
Mid 311htle Flat were uaitable to procure anay
more school-marms. So, little I Marne's
edlcati.ion was for at tiile neglected, alth1otugl
le tianmiaged to keep himself inl practice by
playfully shooting two of his little brothers,
who were thereby nmimed for life. Peleg
I laddama kept school at ltall 'Tail (hit1h,0.
The interesting little Barney wats sent to gi
,Ili-. Hladdamaa's sentiary. When Mr. Ilhau- s
dai heard that lie was to le piatronized by i1
the yout.hful Mcfriar, lie made his will and 1)
had his life insured.'"The wise man fore
seeth 'evil, and lidoeth himnaself, bit the sim
ple pss ona and are punished. " * Peleg IlIad- it
diIm next provided himself with a doible
harrelled shot-gtami. The jtvenlile Mielriat c
heard of the 'military preparations of lils
ftittire preceptor with coolna ess, merely re
marking, "I'll get him yet."
It was it bright. May morning in June- X
.PelegI Iatddamit wits rmnaing his school under 1 ,
a fill head of steam. Suddenly lie deteeted h
the sainguinary Mclriur reading the '"Life
of Sixteen Stringed Jack,' "''(ive Mie that hi
book, you, sir," said Peleg Haddam to g
Barney MciTriar. "I won't.." Peleg- 11a(1
dam snatched the satfron-colored voltume
from his grasp. In an instant,'little Biarney
jerked oit laI six-shooter and blew oft Mria.
IIlhitlam's heaito I IThe school he'ing wtit h
ott a head immitedIiat ely brok e upi. Un ddam a
wvas literredt along with the schaool-maiarm,
anod the untfortuatei pedattic couple formi
edl a nuceleus foar Biarney Alchlriar'~s ceit'tery.li
Puablc opiniona wias printcipally on the side *)
of the gallant Mellriar'. lie breamie anii
object of intere'st anid symipathy3, andio henace- ai
forth wvas nto longer regiarded lay his elde(rs
as a child. Tfhe Hloard of Educaitioni exper'
itenced ia great diliclety in getting tanothier
tar'get for Barnaey, its Bull 'Tail Fiat wats
avoided by all paripatetic pedagogues, At
lentgth a dischtarged conivict stnayed inato I
camp, anad unaware of the risk lie ran wits 0o
itnduced to take the school itt thliarty ollaris hi
a month and "'board arounmd." U
Tihe discharged conicit. pr'ceoptor', comt- Is
plaaiig one miorining that lie wias obaligoedI
to sleep, whlile botardinig ini a Dtch family
alomng wi'th four of hafs puipils,- iaraney Alc
Bri'ar, ivhio allowed not one1 to iabuse the
inhtabtaits of the Flat save himaself, ''cool-- a
ly bled~ the typ~bf 'thme contvict'& hietaidoff." g
IH[ thehi kave litlf up1 to the htithloritie~s. w
Forty-six of the leadinug and~ iluttaial citi- e
zens of the town at once offered to give d
bail for Barney Mclhriar. 'rThe (lay of trial t
camne. Tlhe Cour't, after der.ceing
Ghin Hop, a .Chbinamain, to, t~wo ye'ara', ipt. at
prisonmiietif at Ban'Qtintin, for Atealig a g
patir of boots, called thpease of the People ai
vs. McBriar.. Mcllriar mair(ohed praoudoly p
into the court room. Thelu trhda lasted foura _
hiours. Forty oi' fifty' witnesses testified
invorabaly,as to thoc-moral character of, thle
dlefend~ant. The jury wore out five mhi- d
tes, anmd retuarned a verdict of "Not Gul- q
'ty.". The couart theniaadjouned, atndevery- ft
haody got drunlk.. Manty young. amen reek- a
onedl that nighit as 'the proudest 'prirod of
fthi existencee, whlen theay were for'tnate
enotughito hie -introoducd to; Mr. Mcl~rhir
aid take him lay the hand, lie wits the
lin ohf the daty,ndl tafter' killing a couple tL
of strangers that aight, left the ntext mtorn- o
hng, tattended hay a largd concteCti (of i
Six yeats land elapsed. Bunny Mcliria
and his friendo McShtoot were scatted sm~ok- 0
lng on the plazAza oif the Magnolaia Hlotel. Li
Batrney was regardhtg, with ana obstrvimt b
eye, his oemetery oat the hi lelse, whIch~ h.Id I
inerdded c~uhhOrably ini ize, andi wats laid a
out ini a neat anad tastefual imaner. Occa
slontally a citizentof to 'Iat., minuaus amn arm,
a nose, ana ear, or a leg, ihnped paste theu
lipingoetd~hoe of 'iey apistolairy skill.
Blarney had baeun readhaig .Maltmus (on p)opu-i
Iltato thamt .muorning anid felt'-that somte
thlig shoutd hdno to provenat thet fright-r
fual indornae $6' the htupnnn raico. Moreover, ~
he lhad kilean 'dii for~ threl& id'e. ils
copauclenqies~trollblod ih, . MTiore's. Ott E
grftve needel~d. to malho the~ nuagnhe'or egetma J
the loft handi rovf t'hd6hrd pl at of m (j
"Mo~rlywood" was lajd out41n16dhr spr
ate pints. Otno for noliticianis, on or
r iscetlliiieius (iiiaiion. ' At that mo.
ent two well dressed strangers rodo up to
le door. "1 say youi, that's Iy horse,"
1ared .1clriar to onv of the strangers. I
Mt him I wo Years ago. Ile hsill my - braild
I tiw off sholider." "Why, ly deril sir,
bought-'' "You lie!" cried McI ritwi,
ishing forward, pistol in hand, and seizing
Ce aniinail by the bridle. The straliger
ade at mlotion with Is han11d ats if' to draw
pistol, whien MBli'iar, wit hoti at iolent's
'italtiol, "blew t(e t1) of his head off,
id Alcthool, who, duigthis ailt erentilonl,
yid arfll kept the other stranger COv
ed, also "blew Ihe lolp of his head olf."
'llang it, we're no better oli nlow tIhani
'fore," said lellriar.
"low so?" said lcShoot.
"here were six graves on one side anid
ven oil the other before, while now.the
imber is still ieven, since there will be
V(en1 on onie-side anid eight oin the olier,
During the converisat ion the two sinilgers
ed inl a1 quiet, unlohtriusive manniller.
"Never minfl. I'll make It il right,"
id McBriar, and so saying, le leveled lis
stol ait, at traveling book and fiewspaper
,ent plssing bky, 1111( skillfully '"blew the
11 of his head off."
"iere, take tihiese menl Itald lmry them,"
i( )Cllriar to a1 passinig tramnp, giving
iml at dollar.
McBriar and Mc8shoot gave theimlselves
> to Ile .Juistice of theli Peace. "'Juist itil
C homicide, warn't it?" said t Jhe ustice.
."Of' course it was," Said MBellriar. "Why,
e (:usses, both carrviedl 'oni(caled we'apons. "'
"W~ell, I'll let you off this time, but you
list be a little more careful, boys," said
"q), you dry up," said McShoot, "or
e'll blow the top of yoir head off."
'I'll n Magis't. rate was silent, but, ihe iisuilt
ats not forgot ten.
'Tlait, unight, MelBriar and IicShioot were
ated in the Magnolia, playing poker with
. cttle drovers. Ill coisiderit ion of the
et t hat ,erllir held as nmany aces as he
ailted, and ha1d every loinget- in the room
legraphing to him, it is not singular that
had already wvoni sone two thousanld
.Jis then at voice wais heard at the door,
ying, "cllriar, coie out here a m1l0
. ellriar stepped to the door, put. out his
'ad. and the last vision oil which his m1or
I eves rested was thle outraigedt Jlstice of
C Peace, behind a large double-harrelled
lose gum. The iexi momeit. cime i t limt
ng report, and 1iriar had "the top of
s lead blown off."
M(letht ran to the assistance of his friend,
it lie was )'omp11ltly met by the other bar
1, and off went the) top of his head.
Quiet now reigns in Jiull 'ail Filt.
Forgiving an Assault.
.1olIn Quincy Adams, when irritated, wis
A> the miildest-mnnlered man that ever sat
Congress. But he was a Christian, and
word of apology, evein from one who laid
'ossly insulted him, would banish all re
itimiet from his heart.. One (liy, somie
irty-four years ago, wil( MI r. Adams was
isy In his seat in the House of Represen
Iives, at page approached an(d Said that a
r. Sangster desired to speak with him it
e door. (1oing out, the old main was miet
, .hat person, who, in an angry tone, ex
"You are'wrong, you ire wrong, and I
ill kick you!"
First, thrusting hls right hand in Mr.
dams' face, he drew back to strike him.
it the old gentlemaii wis too (puick for
8 Cowardly issilllint. In an ilistant the
an's wrists were scized, and he found
imiself powerless in Mr. Adams' vigorous
asp. h'le bystanders interfered, and
migste' was locked up ini jail. Thence Ie
rote a letter to Mr. Adams, apologizing
r the assault, and attributhig it to sulden
IsiO. lie was triel, and Mr. Ahams,
ing called as a witness, described the
sailt, bt satid that1, fromu thle momenillt lie
c'eived( Snigster's alpology, all resentmecnt
1(d been -erad~icated, andl 'that lie woul
ivo beenu pleasedl if the case hiad not ben
'osecuted'(. he court, howv'er, sent enced
e assalilanlt to t hirty dlays' imnprisonmlent
(d oneC kunidred dlollars ihue:
Thlie lobstei' is often cauighit in a kind1
trap or "hobster-pot,'' as it is ofteni
Lledi. .it Is made wvith narr'ow str'ips
board' 01r hatth nailed .1upon stronig
>Ops, so) as to give It an ovi formi utpon
10 lOp.. :Inside are' lhace'd stones. to
uk it to ai ceritain depth. A t each end
the pot is a network of' cord faustenedl
ti snflf hoo0p)In'thit (cntreO of t~ie net.
hroughl the hoop of' sIx inchies In di
tieter, perhiaps the lobster truggles to'
)t the balt phaedd hisIde the cage. But
hen1 one~ in he9 lnds himtself a prison
'; for hi" ecfanot r'etri'at ith~ie .8stime
>or b~ high-i'he enter'eh. stI ittta
on of' the ti ap Is mitrIkedl by a buoy,
1(1 Is visited alt intervals to remove the
ine and inake room for others. TIhey
'e somectitmes eanigh~ti ,inerely a
lope of flIh tipd to theo end of a strliig
-the lobsteor conteys the .bhIt to his
oudth with hIs'claws, and will let your
'-aw him to the surface if you (10 It
miethy so as not to alar1m him, but if
ttrhtened :m1 the least- he Is 'off like
tliash. 'Yot nit gtlasp hhn tihe in
ant hiIs horns are ou t of thle water. In
als cotuntr'y the lobster Is found f'romu
ie coast hof Now York, Notlnhvard;
in bjesty nre talken' otn pe roghy. shores
C Ne'd Ihnglan~d,. Northu.of Cape Cod.
Ishoiee at , MalrAhled -andl Ply
loti, Mass., catch- fromn 50,000 to 100
)0 a year, 'ihi- aire sold to Tios
mn dealers.' bilent numubers have
seri -pit upj in canis and( shlipped abroad,
lip packing honses of Portlanyd, Mo.,
nd( l'arge quantities ini tills to TiC:gland.
Is said thamt the demanti for ennlned
>bsters i AmrerIen eqipais tlhe Btubply.
elven -Up by D~octra
"Is It possible that Mr, Godfrey is up
nd at w61it and eut-dd by 'so shrapie a
smedy?" ' . .
"I1 assur'eyou that It Is trate that he %s
atIre~ly dtfretleadd with( nothinig but
lop flittrp,; apid only' tes days.4go his
octors Aave hlm up.' and said ho' must
-oPW a' " -*
"Well-a cayl. Tha~t'is imelcsblh I
Wdjt'this day and get some (or may
nm- Genog I'kndw' hontf 1ifdd. ',
Thriitiann Adventures With .Igers- i
1h. .WilsoN tells' the following stories ill
relation to interviews with tigers in New
U ranada. 'On the Magdalena river a fellow
traveler pointed out to us his farm, and also (
his two dogs, which gaze at uas 15 We pass ri
at some distantce from thle shore, and which
Ie- assures uis, are masters in the art of trail- al
ilg (lie tiger and briiging him to bay while a
himself and comtrades surrontid him with
strong spears, 1upon which he rushes to his
destruction. These spears have cross pieces 9
at the distance otfeighteen inches from their
poitits, in order to keel) the .tierce brute at a Ill
safe (distance after he is peietrated by the
spear. - The lnters here fear to attack tie sI
tiger with tihe rifle, because, if not lit in a
vital part by the first shot, they will inevi- IN
tably destroy the hunter, because lip terr
ble charge 1nust unnerve the stoutest h teart
and steadiest. alim, so thatt it would be only
a very Idcky bullet that would arrest. his pl
fearful onslaught. The tigers have killed %I
thirty-three cattle on the farn of'our fellow
lasselg(r during the last two years, 1111d( he
ind his aissistats have killhd twenty-one
tigers in retalitition. 'Their favorite mode
of attack ipoi grown cattle is to stealthily ti
approach and spring upon them while sleep- b
ing, and bite thetn through the nape of tle r-i
neck, just as their: smaller feline relatives 1
(do their prey ; but they often dispatch horses 11
and mules by a single blow of their power
fil claws.upon t lie head, after which they
eat away the breast and neck, frequently s8
returining for a second meal tIie following
night. It sekjtomat 1i1k man, tfnd only when
pressed with hunger,-or when tle victi
is otind sleeping, then lie cleaves open his b
skull with a terrible stroke of his powerful
paw. Whlen attaeked, howvver, he does
not fail -to return the aggression with fear
ful earniestiess. . -.
Our captain relates one of 1the former
cases that happened to his knowledge dur- o
the last year, viz. : It. is the custom of wood- st
choppers along the river, when their baits
are in iso4ated spot s, to cost.ruct I highiseaf
fold or garret, to.which they ascend to sleep
by-a ladde , which they draw up after them; (
but one who had not. yet finished his' hut,
located at the epitIieice of a Considerable Si
creek with. the Magdalenu, had neglected li
the usual precaution.of luiilding a fire and w
keepiig it burning durinig the night ink order i
it) frighten away the tigers that might he
prowling about lis camp. As it. was a bright (
tuoonlight night lie chose,. instead, to sit by
his door with his rifle, on gllrdt, while his
wife sleyt. Towards morning .th wife
awoke, aid instisted on relieving her ihus- d
band of the watch, in order that lie miglit
get some sleep anid be refreshed for the next it
day's labor. lie consented, and when lie
awoke in tle morning the wife was missing.
Eagerfy lie sought and called aloud for his
imlissing CoIlpalion, but all in vain, till on
nearing the creek lie discovered in the samid
a trail as if sonething like a body had beei
dragged along, and tiger tracks by its side, tI
letit a painful probatbility to his horrible sus- t
picions. Followinig the trail it s001 led in
to the water; prouring his caioe and rifle
lie struck the trail on the opposite side of
the creek, and not far awtiy, came 11pon' tlid
mangled, half-devoired reimains of his mis- k
sing wife, with skull crushed in, slowing
thit dealtI had probably sImprised her so a
inmsttanaeously that site had tim) lie for
outcry. Knowing the habits.of the fierce
brute afser gorging himself, the itusband w
peered about itn the direction of the tracks, W
ani sooi discovered him asleep uider the it
elge of the jungle. Creeping to a sure ils
titice and Itaking careful aim Ie sett a leaden
miiessenger Iof deati crashing .through its.
brain. With his owni hands the woodiatn
performed the mournful task of gathering
tIte mutilated remains of his loved com
plnion into his calloe, to which lie also
dragged the body of lier slayer, aid com- st
menced his soleiiI retreat to the nearest ec
A pamsonger told of anothereise he'knew, I
of recent, occurrence, in iyhaich a ma andi~
his sonm caimping for diec night, had bilt the ~
usual Ite, whlich the tigers seldom iapproach ii
wraipped themtiseives in their blankets aind 0.
laid themselves downt to sleep with their ft
(log beOtiveen them as gardiant. TJowards b;
maorning their fire..had gonie olit andui sud~den- te
ly, strainge, ruashing, bustling aind yelping a
nioises and1( cries stairtledl themn from their
sluumers. Sp~riniging to their feet andl( stair-n
inmg wikthly about them niothting was to lie ."
Seen, except, thne 'og was8.mlissipgad, with- -A
out donaut lad paid thne penalty allotted to la
sleeping senatiniels. At low stalges of the bl
water iti this river,' tiger tracas tare vety b
anmerous uplonl the sand, and we arc told b
these animtals tare not, unfrequetntly seen
swimintg across thne river. . The alligator5
wvhich in(est these tuarbiuletit waiters, and( ~
-whieb do not fail to anuattch the luckless ho- ai
mo thtitt faills io them, respects the precs- I
enee of this auguste quatdruiped, perhiaps, oni ci
accouti of the terrilie weap~ons with wvhli a
his plowerfuil pauws tre trarmed. Our cap1- ~
tain recently saw one of these respeetable
cairnivflra swimmtinag the river butt a short, "
'distance tiheaid of the boait, anid guave 1him1 V
chaise .with the. itntenution of. running him 0'
down. Tlh6 brute rdachecd shoail waiter, hiow- hi
ever, whena the bot wp~s very near to himt, i
antd looked back over - his shoukdter At is'b
puraisuers with) an air of dignlifiedl hidiffer
"V'ho Truth the hiole, Truth, aund"
T'Ime othfer daty It wats neocessaty for j1
Alr Pint der to go hiltoconart asa w~iness. a'
Mr. Pilnder knows the nature of ant b
oath, atnd ho i't a in awho would
pbrjuire himselhf foa the blgglst and best s,
Cagrm InAittehilgan.. Mr. Pinuder wtas,.orim
dered to) standt upi, raIse his righteluad, 'j
and swear that lhe would tell the truth, si
the whole truth, an'd 'nothIng butt the u
tthl ienu,16 'sat dlown 1nd( it iw- ti
yet. began : n m
"Mir. lader, y'ou IIaw the afaiur, dId n
"Well, state to the jury what took
''Well, I waea sitting In the' honse, a
and my wIfe suddenily called--"
"N~ever mInd youjr ,wife, Mr. PIn.. b
der,"' Jnterrumpted the lawyer. ' 8
"Why, shr,'mny wife called to-" u
"Never mind ybur wife, I say!i I e
warit to know wiaut yot u9iv.', '. - '
Mr. Phider had been sworsi .tostell a
the truth, and the wholA truth.' but
rIght at the outset, the lawyer'Motidt:9 fi
lofdftid p ejth' r'at3. ,3hgn be 3egan~ -
ws strin igy ouge, yhon --' ;
"i dog amt t9kngw wh')atbappet- a
2,A. youtiouse. AKiIght took place s
the street, and if you were on the
)ot I want to knoW it."
"Well, I heard loud talkiig and
I want to know whether you saw the
4fendent strike the plaiutill," liter
Igited tihe lawyer..
.ir. Pinder had sworn to tell all
Jout it in a truthful mainer, but he
as now ordered to leave out more
tan half of 'the whole- truth" and be
in where it sulted the lawyer.
"When I erossed tie street a wo
"I don't care what a woman s-iid,
r !" shouted the' lawyer.
What that woitan said should ha-ve
-en told, according to the oath taken,
it the lawyer wouldn't have it.
"Wehl, I saw two Iaen fightig-the
alintli and defentidant here," observed
"Do you swear that these were the
Mr. PLinder had sworn to tell "the
uth, the whole truth, and nothing
it the truth,',' aMQ the lawyer turned
ght about and h[Aited that he might
>t have seen) theieni lie had sworn
"''These were the two meni," he an
"'Ail you siw b ows struck ?''
"Now, we clalia that not a single
ow passed !" shouted the lawyer. .
''l"e was defending a man with a
ack eye atid a bitAted nose, who had
-enl arrested while fighting, and Alr.
indelr had seen the igh t, and yet he
aimed that Pitider didn't see i blow
"No iatter-what you heard.''
Mr. Pilder ladfaeard plailutlfl dare
fendant to strike him; and he had
vorn to tell theitrith, and yet thle
wyer forced him, luto perjury. Ile
ouldi't let hIn tell tle whole tritth
>r even half of It.
"iDid yout see blows passed ?'" restim
I the lawyer.
"And you saiv the.plintiffstrike the
"No, sir; the defendant struck
"W hiat! IDo you know what you are
vearing to? Didn't you just take an
tth to tell the truth in this case?''
"Ani'd now you are trying to mislead
io jury by suppressing part of the
uth-by telling what you wish to and
ippressing what, YpI (o't
"No, sir. Just as I heard--"
"Yoyp Jeard,'t. We don't, want to
ow what you heprd I"
41r. Pinder didn't want to suppress
tythilug,- but lie was- forced to; he
anated to tell all about it,. bitt they
otililu't let hint; lie waiited to tel the
hole truth, but they wouldn't have
. They made perJiure himself whik
vearing to tell the truth, the whole
utlh and ntothing but the truth.
Englis Excursion Steamers,
The Tintnes fleet nunber sixty-two
eamers, most of them marvels of In
mvenileice; long, narrow, black and
w in the water. Tihe passenger on
.ek has no protnetion from the sun,
mn or dew, and below hIs only refuge
In a dlreadful little cock-pit 'twere
ihy ironjy to call a cabIn in which 're
eshiments,' elly spiritual, are sold
v the ecckneyest of ecckneys. One fea
i'6 whieh illustrates the aston ish ing an
'cihron Ism embodied in the boats is the
ejna of- communication between thme
tptaln on the bridge and the engineer
bell or speatkiig-tub.e watild certain..
be, thie spfest anmd most economical,
itt appareptly beaqause tihe first ferry
ats emp~jloyed an in termnedlary small
)y to stand uinder the bridge and re
isi the captaIn'% orders, the samne me
tod-hiis been countinded int the latest
Ikhitionis to'the lect. The cdptaIn mo
ons with hits hand, ."Stow her I"
tills the~ lntermnedlary, and the enigi
dier repeamts, "#low her 1" suilig thme
,tion to the word. Again the captain
otionse "Stop her l'' calla the obser
int smnall boy, and( the engineer ech..
sthe instruictions to show that lie has
sard them. The boat's couild tiet be
rger' than they ai'e, dwing' to the
ridges a'cross the rlver, and' as It is
ie'y are comnppled .to .lower their
noke-stracks, ,in l'assliig tunder the
'elhQe, w hich to an -A merican who
~es 1t for. the first tline Is a soniewhat
artlinig operation, while to everybody
Is disagre'eable. 'im hpipe--is hinged
thle~buse, anid utr -it Is-turned over th'e
lauldkbi'ttmtnouk smnoke' beelouds the
isengei'sseted asterrl. Thipse are yes
4tl by wh~a1& Louidon .tri&velis ' Vest
linster,, Birttersea, Qhielsegt and I(ew.
hey miake frequent landings on both
des of the river, and rarp exteisively
sed' by people going east or west, as
icy aib imoi-e expeditIons thant the onm
ibusses antd muceh ehe~per thani om
ib'uses or the uunder-g'rbuund rallways.
t all seasons, however, they have syn
Ir 9f festi'vIty dlerived fronm a p~ortioni
. .pleasurr~seekers; who, with that
ngllsh fondness for the water 'which,
heks 'gratitleation even if the sea is
WventydfHe a~'ay And the tidle is tur
Id as the Th'iames at London bridge.
on141% t~openeo oorpeoteeein. the
nepXnitiJng passager'upa~the: rifer and
iol. like great' travelers inbdisembark
Abnd' of two oI'twed piebe,
eadit torlet, porhi's, 'i#atcomri
tpA fe ffuielt'onae'gro
(so compo n , ti ,vegabond
ri.tgrha unen.t8 pf; th London ,estreets4,
MdWitjt0'hwhday 'element,,arhL while
W:alt'tin1As the bbatsa rd croWded-they
An aged man came Into the ofilee re
cently. Deep eyed sadtness sat Onl lils
eyebrows, like a frog oi the shore of a
mill pond. Ills attire was faultless in
regard to ventilation; in fact he looked
as if lie was a model of sotue house that
manufactured ventilators. Ilis shoes
showed two long slits for adinittingair,
which could come out of his knees, el
bows or hat, the whole system of ven
tilation being perfect and compl etc. lie
hung his hat up on the third hook from
the door; being the one set in diamonds,
and drawing our new mnorocco footstool
up to histeet sat down and opened lire.
"I am probably the only survivor of
one of the Most desperate charges at
Gettysburg," said he. "I was oii the
very spot which the rebels and the
Union soldiers charged over ten times,
and I never stirred out of my tracks.
I was right wherellteen cannon balls
tore upl the earth in every direction,
tearing men to pieces and finalily lling
ing back the torn armnies in confusion."
"Did you escape?" we asked.
"You eseiped ? But you were wound.
"No sir, I was not touched."
"You were not eveni wOuIMded ?"
"But certainly your clothes were
pierced with bullets?"
"Not a bit of it. Karry a bullet."
"And yet you want tuoney. No sir I
Had your head been shot off, or a ean
ion bal torn you in bits, or 229 bullets
been lodged Ih your body, we milght
have given you ten cents, but as it Is
charity must begin at home. John
bring uq a ive cent cigar."
''.ltit I'm tile only survivor," per
sIsted this old veteran.
"Then go and hire a hall and charge
ten cents for the exhibition."
"Exhibition be hanged,'' said lie.
"Give me ten cents and I'll tell you how
I didn't get killed,"
It was a tempiting balt and was taken.
Then lie sIdled towards tlie door as lie
remarked: "I was on the very spot
where that charge was maI-e, I stood
where the bullets fell like raini, but
'twas a month alter it happened."
A Tramp's Soup Slone.
A lady at the outskirts of E.ston, Pa.
was tile victim the other day of a
tramp's practical joke. Even in these
vagabonds there is an occasional v3iu
of humor whiei is wortih preserving.
The Incident happened In th k wise:
About the imiddle of the afternoon a
tran)p put in all appearance and alskedl
politely If he could be permitted to cook
for himsolf a plate of soup.
"11 have the ilgredients with me,'
11e said, displaying a cobblestone about
the size of an apple.
Tie lady very natu rally looked at him
"You can't make soup out of that
rock, cati you ?" she inquired.
"Oh,,yes, iadam. That.la what we
call a soup stone."
"Well, I should like to see you do
it?" and she forthwith made Up a fire
in the stove- and the tramp commenced
operations. He filled a stew pan with
water, aind after it coinmieced to boll,
very carefully deposited the stoile in a
pan in the water.
"I shlaillhave to trouible youa for a lit
tle seatsonilng," lie saidi, arid -the ladIy
hastened to get him) ani onion, a i~ce
of meat, and a tomato. Theslce wvere
dareful-ly cut upj and~ put in to boil along
with tihe stonle. In a short time a de
liclous plate of sOtii wats prepared.
'The lady tasted it and~ was delIghted
with the flavor. The fellow sat dlown
and ate, anid his hostesq immedilately
added what was necessary to make a
substantial meal. When he left lie
said that lhe could get plenty of soup
stones 01n his way. and( lie we uild leave
thlat one wIth her as ani evidenlce of how
sincerely lie appreciated her kindness.
Shle was lirmlly convinceed tit she hlad
come into pos80ssion of a treasure.
That nighit she told her husband of tdhe
circuimstanlce. ie listened to tile re
cital and1( theni iniquiredi Innocently:
"Don't you tlhink thle mneat andI the
oinion and the tomato woul~d hlave
made a verry good plate of soup) with
out the rock ?"
Gradually the trick began to dawin
uplon her, and if you wvent to make thiit
lady mad, you have only to ask her for
the loan of her soup stone.
-Origin of the IlTurkey..
All that seemls to be known about the
origini of the turkey is that it-is a natIve
of America, and -was introduced Into
Englanld in tile times of Ileniry tile
Eighth, by WVil Strickland, lieu
tenant to Sebastian COkbot, lBetjamlin
Franklinl, 01nce ulpon a time, is. 84a(d to
have remarked thbat thle wild. turkey,
instead of tile eaigie, should have been
made the emblem of the Unlited States,
as the log cabin of the pIoneer in Is
(lay WAS surrounded by these birds.
'rho first turkey seen in Fratnco was
served up at the wedding feast of
Uharles IX., 1504. Since thbat, (day. tur
keys have been the nueces for wedding
feasts and Thanksgiving~ dinners, andi
that is all we know about the bird, un
less wetepe'at, Whltt 1. already too well
kflownl, that newspaper men have al
ways 1ielgI.hat a cut from the forward
park.of sa turkey's carqesp, smothered
ti. gravy and surroun%)ed by about a
pound and a half of artinicial intestines,
1 a ish not in the least det-rimenital to
.pan oe.hesitpet t9 tac'kle whp i fa;
voaWhlalioatunityils affordet. ~. ,
A R1kikit Kid.
The envoy tha camne t'rotn l'atsy
11iitits' salooni receiitiy to get a warraint
for its proprietor was ioar ise, sqltat and
bill-necked. IHe leaned across the bar
of tle Jefferson Market Poliee Court,
New York City, and wiiispered confi
deuttially, "Say, .Jedge, Piatsy Burtns
waits to slut down on a kid that's
beeln skinningi. him."
iA kid! Skinnhing him? Impossi
le,'" said is lionor. "Where is the
"le's a young rooster,'' the applil
eant went on, " what - dishes otit the
booze ini alsy's drutin.
Ills lionor looked perplexed. "Oh,
it's poultry you're coimpiltainig about,''
lie remarked. "I thought you said it
was a k ( iust now. Well, what of the
The applicant tool' a. long look at his
Iloniotr and fumbled lils hat lining ner
vously. Thun lie began again with an
air subinissive biut reproachful.
"Say', Jedge, don't you play ie. I'm
givin' it to you straight; h1on1o1 bright.
'atsy feels dead sore over the thing
atitd wi ttts the 'ottg terrier itatid ill)
The < udge dropped ils eyeglasses
helplusisly. "L~ook here, mnv friend,)"
he bitrted out, "If you cane here to
conplain ab t it a Whole meinagerle, siy
so; bit tlis. parade of flesh atid fowl I.
distracting. [,t us t iderstantd eadi.
other. Kid, ioostet' or ilog-la Ilatty's I
trotible w it one otr all ?
The applicant lookied about him
hopelessly. Then ie said :
"'iis looks like a dead open and shuit.
Yott dl'1 seemn to tu inihit, to ite at, . all.
lie re's the schee. There's a jiggetr
belihid 'atsy's bar that's crookeil, and
lie wa nt's Itinit take nl it, See ?"
"Olh, Patsy has a saloon. It Is the
person who disp uses the beverages ie
hals trouble with."
"'lhat,'s tho racket, .1edge,'' and the
applicti it ainped hils feet with delight
"You 've got it dead to rights. "Yott
see Patsy sets this bloke in hIs siebaug
at setdinag along the old stuil', 41td every
thing goes hunkeedore till le sees his
tlbs sporting it super and togged outtto
the Qiaeti's taste. Well, Patsy's pooty
fly, lie is, aid hte dropped to the Caper.
So hie Spotted the fellor, and eiteled
Im workitg the t tdamipr.'' I
"Working Clhe uinmper?"
"Yes, collaring the boodle."'
"Collaring the-My friend, . for
heavons sake, be expliclt.'' Ills lottor
nolled. 'IV bat do j0ou 11mean11 ?"'
The applicanit ttirted the ould 'n his
moniqh over and over again dson ident
13 bit made nao reply. At last, ht
blurted out, it despale: .
"I lang It, Judge, it's clear enoligh.
1le was tlapplg tto till.'
"0'Tappiig the till ?'' tiid lis Ilontor
stopped to reflect. Then his face
brightened lip. "Alt, I so," le said.
"lie was appropriating money to lils
own itse in the toroprteLor's abseie."
"That's the talk," rondiu this appll
cant. "A ppropriathi' the receipts is
the go. You've got it, doWn itle,
Jedge. ThI'at's what IAe odger (id
appropriate'd-Piatby Burns' receipts. So
Piatsy senit tme rottid to see if you
vouldi't give him ie collar and imake
haitt producee. lie's a 1)ad1 lot, he Is,
andt~ you aight to give Ithim a stretch."
"Whtt" cried lis lionor, '''would
you be so barbarous tas to have tte hauig
the man11 ?"']
"Who's talkini' of htangian','' asked
thte other ; "whiat I said is lhe ought to
get ta nip.'
"G(et a nip ?"
"Yes, go up theo river.''
"I see, I see," grotaned the Justiee.1
"Go to Sing Sitig. My friend, we will
try to accommodate you. Bitt this 001n
versation is trying to a manl of my COnt
stitutin. Gho to Ptatsy Buts, I beg
you. Te'll hun to bring hIs' gicvance
lhcre ini persotn, atnd for' lleavent's. sake,
let htlt bring a1 little or the ver'nae'ttar
Thel applliennit bow~ed is head sul
"Maybe you're ril'gt, Jede,'" said
hec, '"an' mnay be you aini't,. but,. It does
seem irough Oin a1 oiitizetn anid taux-payci',
if' lie ctan't gotijustlee unliess he's swal
howed 2a loio dictiontar'y and' erahnmed
downt jaw-breankei's fit to bust himr. So
long," and( ite stalked gloomtily away
ini qugtSt of Patsy uns..
Soarintg and1 Naiinng of B~irda.
Mr. Belt, describing the mnovem'eint
of a pair of black vultures stilling on
the wind, says :-"Tlke all bli'de that
soar, bo0th oyer sea and land1(, whteit it
is calm the vultures are obliged to ijaii
their wintgs whben they tly; but whet1 a
breeze ia blowIng they are able to': tree~
their specitie graility hes a fulerum by a'
titeans 'of' whleih the~y presont Lholr
bodies and'otstretcheod W~flngs and tils
at various angles tp thienljyl nijter.'
alhly sail. Hoyw often Wiihhabeajpiled
oh southiein adtas, Wnenindlt ft broathobf
air $vas.stirrinig, haVe f, seen ' the alba
tr'oss, the petrel, atid' the capp-pIg6'en
restinig on thf waioe.r,6gsj Niii f
fleulty, and Qtnly-by t ipn $~,ot n1
of their lots~ wings able .t9.4y at,.ai j
But when A t breeze sprang .;p they
weore all life anid miction wheeling in
gracefiql blroles, now presenting onie
alde, nOrW tlig othe,' to VA'W U1 e 'dy
against~Itg4 Tteigg&hbq~pg ,
.mn~d @flahth ~hsdetanu
FQO FOR THOUGH.T.
itighteotisneis 18 immortal.
Exainples - are the. best lessons for
Light cares speak-great one are
If it were not for hopes the heart
hionest men's words are as good at
lie hath lived III who knows not howv
o die well.
As love speaks no evil, so envy spepaks
Childreni are certain cares but nll
-erain I c nforts.
Ali hotur of pain is as long as a day
Choose ia wifo riither by your ear'
Jhin your eye.
Attentiin to little things Ia the econ
)my of virtue.
Blesulsngs are often not valued till
ley are gone.
All between the cradle and the cofln
CharIty begins It home, but should
tot mid there.
11t that. gives hIs heart wvill not deny
Dost, thO, loVe life, thienl (10 not qnaui
ler thime, for that is the stil' lite i
(ooil thoughts, like rose leaves, give
)ut a sweet siell it' laid up in the jar of
Ti'e wealth of' a man Is the nuimber
)f things that lie loves and blesses,
,hat lie Is loved and blessed by.
The most terrifll storm of real woe lin
Laui's heart .rarely ilnuugs Its fioth
ut1d foamt as high Ias hIs lips.
]Iil Is like a ailglhtmiiare; tIhe l usanlit
mil 'begin o strive w1th It, to besti1
ouirself, it Is already entded.
The praise and blame whleh hang o:n
,ie lowest boughs, anid I may be easily
lIteked, aire generally worthless.
D onestle rtile Is founded 111)011 triuith
Ind love, If It has not both of' these, it.
s nothing better than ia despotism.
Mleasuro Uhristianity by its teaclings.
d 1n1ot 1by the short-sighted, selflisi
,ractcees of a few unwortby followers.
Some thoutghts are prayems. There
Ire Moments wheln, wlatover be the
titude of tihe body, the sol I. on its
Thiere is J ust nov a gcreat clnor and
lenmiul for "uulture," bu, It is not so
iiiich culture that Is needed as disci
How great one's virtue Is best appears
3' occasIons of' adversity - for occasions
lo not make a man frail, but show
wlat, lie is.
The hardest ir e a man can lead on
3arth, the tuost fertile ofinlsery,Is to be
tlwIys doig I1s Own will and seeking
You destroy th'e divine jmage in your
ioul by kadiess. All nature rtJolvos Iin
tA (;r&itori- W, uld1 you remain In a
orrowful 8llence ? ,
There Is lin Christianity light enough
'or loope who sinegrely wish ,.see i,
uld da'kness eiotiglh to ednfound those
)f LII opposite (ispositton01,
if thou carry the cross villingly, .it
ivil carry thee and bring thee to thy de
dried omen-to wit, to take place where
,here will be an end of sufering.
Never refise to receive an applogy.
You mty not receive friendship, but
3ourtcay will reqiire, when an apology
4 o bred, that you accept .of It.
A pIlls that are oupwardly fail', gilft
and rollod.lu sugar, but within are full I
)f bitterness, even so lustful pIeasure
8 no sooner hatchied, but-ropentanee is
it hand readv to supplant her.
We love our frienids all the tmno-,
when we ar'e absorbed ini working for
hem11 that we seldom think of' thami, as
vell as when telling thetn of' our re
Wealt~h bears heavier on talent-. than
>overty. pnidor gold pnouptiis and
itones who knows how .man y a spiirit
ial gIant may be' eruished dbwdi andt
You will generally su ffer for wishing
o appear other than tyhiat -you ar'e,
vhie bier it be riclher, or' gregof~r or'. pore.
earned. Th'let nintsk soon becomes an
nstr mniuent 0of torture., .
-ie whio spends hisa'life ini accumiiiat
nig knowledge which a never adapted
o the wvantp of society is' a literary
hiser. 'lls gaiings bhiar iio interest,
md( hie de1frauds mianklud of' their Jdst
.But little do meon. pergelveywhiat so~i
udo Is, and how far it, exCtends~. For a
wioW~d Is no cenmatif ;mn's faes are
Jut -llke pictures in a gallery,-and talk
ut a tin klng -Qymbal, wjmer~e: thereis
tio love. 1
If' moti wvpul pse as duth'ih jlgnee
*n rooting out vIcba a'g ama~l .r
nee as they do In pi'oyoli~ gle tibus
~here would( not be so gi'eateVlssom
nor' sonmuch relaxatIon in.ngongatqrigs.
There iss.still such a rpaUI~y asjpp
leeiual hionesfy, even In qur 6asy gotpg
dlays. It does mator what a man be
LiO'vds, tihough some 'bf'.xs? have' ti'en
forward and t'oolsh enortgh to say that
em Wit did not. ,l~1 e'
b)lacedd sblemnityy 0la
tlons," or momenudry 'eldvatten of Lhe
sraI to QOph WI) l,94JenlIP reQyyn
RQiId~~ ara v if Iif ou it
twhbhinvIted b 90tt Dw 4*o 0i1,
lw roe "I 7. AI
anoth4 19144% 16% 6t$ MA d
sever h a