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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., AUG UST. .-NO. 83.
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Life is too short to waste
In unavailing tears.
Too short to spend in bootless grief,
in coward doubts and fears.
Too short to g ve it up
To pleasure ; or to sow
One hour in guilt, to yield at last
Eteraity of woo.
Time lags not on its way,
But "pans our days in haste
If life s-'ould last a thounanI years
'Twere still tuo short to waste.
For. short lived as we are,
Our pleasures yAt. we see,
Vanish too Soon. they live, Indeed,
E'en shorter date than we.
But ever with us here
Bides so row, pain and oaro
he stiortest life is long enough
Its 'lotted grief to bear.
To the oil the end is nigh
To the young far off it seems
Yet neither should dare to toy with life
Or "-a ito it in idle dreams.
N For by each Time's scrvant waits,
Thouigh not for servant's wage
And the same worm nibbles the bud of youth
That gnawoth the roo, of age.
Live, therefore, as he lives
W o e4r na his share of bliss;
Strive for the prize that Virtue wins,
Life's not too short for this.
B3a#fore I begin my story I Must tell you
I am a commercial traveler, born anid bred,
so to speak, to the business.
I have my wits about me, and, as I often
happen to have a good many valuable arti
cles also, I have need of them.
I amn an Eriglishman-English to the
back- bone-and live on roast beef, bottled
Sale and old port wine.
If you could feel my arms, and look at
my cheeks, and measurb me across the
shoulders, you would have no doubt that I
am one of the men who does- not dream
and don't fancy.
When I see a thing T see it.
When I hear a thing I hear it.
And what I saw and what I heard on one
- particular occasion I mean to tell you.
You will not offend me at all if you
I should doubt it myself if any one had
told it to me.
I'eannot expect of any one the credence
that I would not give myself.
Neverthe less I shall, as I said, tell- the
It was in the year 18-, and the month
was May, and the place was England.
I had left London live days before, and
now I was miles and milles away honi It, in
the very heart of the country, traveling to
ward a little town where I had business.
It was an old fashioned place, and the
people were kind and obliging.
You do not look for such qualities on the
road now-a-days, if you are a traveler of
experience; but here they came upon me
at the inn I stopped in a ..ay to make me
think betteor of human nature.
Travelers did not stop cten at that inn,
I suspect, for they were as particular about
my ieals as though I had been a prodical
son come for the holidays.
They killed the fatted chicken for mc, and
to crown all, as the train did not stop to take
ime on as I wanted to go, and as it was only
a imatter of five miles or so, what did the
landlord do but hunt up a rusty old coach
that was tucked away in the coach house,
and order his man to drive me over that
It wasn't an extra .mind you It was
slheer goodl will.
S3o I shook hands all round, and I re
- membleredl tihe chambermaid and tihe Waiter
with half a crown each, anid oif I rode--the
old coach creaking, and tile 01(1 horse wheez
ing, and the.old driver coughing up on the
-box, and it was like a bit out of an old
story, with an adventure in tihe middle of
It was getting dark fast, and the road
wound away among the hill In a very ro
mantic sort of way.
I do n~t know much about art myself,
but I think if that painter with tihe white
tmnbrella that used to sit about in the mud
making pictures could have seen some of
those points, lie would have touched them
rup with pleasure.
When the sun went down and the moon
came uip white and bright, and up against
-it on the rocks you could see all the deli
cate, trembling little weeds and grasses,
andi there were big, black shladows under
the treed, and glimpses of you did .not
know what under the bushes.
-. Why, itinade you think-of ghosts, if you
were a commercial traveler.
"Here's the placo,'' says I to myself
"where the gentlemen of the road would
have liked to meet me and myblc ba
fifty yer g. -lc bag
A rtyjoke itwould have been~ to have
handed my valuables over and.4ancedA ~ig
for their amusement besides fifty yee rs k.
A hundred years ago, anyhow, Ishoukln'
have felt so safe ais I do now. - *
Jnst then the coach camne to a sendder
pause. - -
"Hlallo I" cried I: out of .the windgw
"what's the' matter ?" ---
"It's more than I can tell, sir,$" said the
man.. . "Black Jane haisJ~ddd suliky. She
wntmove a step. .,~.
"With that lhe began ti shout anid crack
his Whip, 1,'with my head oig of the win
dow,.watchlng him, and suddenly the beast
started off like mad, and I drew in my face
and saw' I haid~comipany.
While the coach was at a stand still, -a
lady and gentleman had slipped ini.
T1hey sat on thie ;sclt opposit$ 'r and
though it.was'an,ltrusioh, I had not the
rg i foj a pre tier pair I
I hle was wonty-one, it was as much as.
lie could~ be, at, slpwas not seventeen.
I h~ad'dedn * p Fat bhuina loretrs on the
piantel-plede, thie polfect iagae of what.
they weore, anmd thity wore as pretty! And
-. dressed much the sa e.' I
is huir was powdri~nd 4oi, too.
- .She hlid oh a yelli4'sill, lowet In the
incl tian ould like a a ht& f, ipe
.throat, ana sh aust themos hnooit
little fsee my two eyes over tested [~,
As for~she boy, he had a chocolat e wet
coat atild White silk stockings, and lace ruf
l1es at his wrists.
And they had one large cloak-his,
fancy-cast about the two of theni, thougl
it had dropped back a bit as they sat down
"Two ,young folks going to a fancy ball
perhaps,' says I, "'and just took a lift 01
And I touched my cap to them, anl
says 1 :
"Fine evening, sir."
Ile (lid not answer me, but she looked a
me and stretched out her little white hand
"Oh, sir," she said, "look out at the bac
of the coach, I pray you, and tell me if I
is gaining on us."
I looked out of the window.
"There's a man on horseback riding ul
the road," said I, for I saw one.
"Oh, heaven I" said she.
"Courage, Betty," said the youngfellow
"They shall never part us."
Then I knew It was it runaway match.
"I see how it is," said I. "Keep ul
your heart, young man. If the young lad)
likes you she'll stick to you through thici
and thin. I'll do my best to help you."
"Oh, heaven I" she cried again.- "Oh
my darling, i hear the horses' feet. Ther
are more of them. Oh, sir, look ; tell me I'
I looked through the little back window.
The road scened full of men.
I hadn't the heart to tell her.
"Closer to my heart, Betty," cried the
young imani. "My beloved, they come."
lie drew hIs sword.
Among other odd things, lie wore a
I pulled my pistol from my pocket.
We all stretched our hands forward, and
at that moment the coach turned a rocky
point of the road, and I saw we were on
the margin of a precipice.
All this time Black Jane kept up her
furious speed, and I saw we were in danger.
"Iave a care I" I cried.
"Faster I" screamed the young man.
Suddenly there came a jolt, and a screan:
from the lady.
I heard him say:
"At least we die together."
And the coach lay flat on Its side-not
over the precipice, but on the edge of it.
A man is a little stunned by a thing lik<
When I'd climbed out of the window,
and helped old Anthony up with the coach,
and coaxed Black Jane to quietness, I re.
membered-that no one else had got out of
the vehicle, and I looked about lin vain foi
my pretty lovers.
They were not there, nor were there any
signs of the troop of horsemen I had seen
dashing up the hill.
They could not have passed us in that
narrow path by any possibility.
"We ran a chance for our live-, master,'
said Anthony. "Yet I'm called a good
driver, and Black Jane is the kindest thing
I ever saw In harness generally. Thank God
for all Ilis mercies. It's a strange thing
we're not over the cliff.
"But where did they go?" I asked.
"Who?" said Anthony.
"The two lovers-the pretty creatures in
faiy dreas. Tho people who wern after
th3m, where are they ?"
"Where are-" began old Athony.
Then he turned as pale as death.
"All good angels over usi" he cried.
"We've ridden with Lady Betty. It's the
tenth of May. I might have known better
than to try the road to-night. Protect us
all I Yes, yes, we've ridden with Lady
"Who Is Lady Betty ?" said I. "As
pretty a creature as ever I saw at all events.
Who is she ?"
Old Anthony stood looking at me and
shaking his head.
"It's an! old story," lie said. "Book.
larned folks tell It better than I. But a
hundred years ago and more, on this blessed
night, my Lady lletty [lope, the prettiest
lady of her day, ran off from a county ball
with her father's young secretary.
"They put one cloak .over their heads,
and an old servant drove them, knoaving it
was worth his life.
"But before they had gone far, behind
them came her kinsfolk, armed and ready
for vengeance. And when they reached
this point, they saw that all was over.
"'Better die together than .live apart,
he said, holding her close. Thon he called
out to the servant, 'How goes It I'
"'All lost, sir,' says the man. 'Th<
horses can't hold up five minutes longer.'
" 'Then drIve over,' says he.
"Thme man obeyed ordlers.
. "Trhe angry kinsfolk could only stand or
the cliff and look over at the dreadful sight
that lay below, when they reached the top,
"But ever since that night, sir, as sure ai
the tenth of May comes aroundl, there'i
plenty here will tell you that whioefer drivem
a coach past this bit of road after nightfall
won't ride alone.
"There's nobody that remembered the
night would do it for a kingdom, but I for
got. i'm getting old, and I forget thming
whiles ; and so we've ridden with Lads
.That's the story old Anthmony told me
and what went before Is what I saw anc
heard. I'm a solid, sensible man, but facti
are facts, and here you have 'em.
. Ftshmg Ho0g,
An Account of a rem'arlable inciden
comes from Aurora, Ind.- A few dlays ago
as a triW of young men, .omge a son of.
pronminent citizen of this city,'were lshminj
for bass in H-ogan CJreels, near Aurora, thme:
wore disturbed by a splash in thme water, a
of some animal 'jumping Into the stream
Looking in the direction, they saw a larg<
black hog,: which had evideritly come dowi
from .amppg the roamidng '1et of porker
which make life a burden is and around th
tcoii swimiing rapidily towarN thq cetmfo
.of' heo pool, wich wasabout 1 Q0 feet W~di
snd sighmt feet deep. At ah out the erite
the. animal., disappoared, reluaining undo
the water for a conside.a'>lo time, and o:
reappearing was seen to have In his iouth
Wivo bass about. eight Inches tong, with
which he swam ashore, and proceeded t<
eat with the avidity and relish peculiar ti
his sbenoes. Aftel' having swallowed th
lust 'vestige, .Withm a gflunt the aniinal aghii
bbtbok hhuisdf to die water, sa'nd agali
dived to the botton Cofning up with
short, he made again for the shore *ith ati
other fish, which he dispatoch a' qui~kl;
af before. This was repeatedA tihrd tihs
and on the fotti-th'trip~ th maiM oettired
small' '(it0b1 11 ' t ah*' ashort
and aft'r 'dodJg. 1ti to' dli
att i bleh it amn~
with 1tp fishing o9wri9q99999 &i 9M9 a
"Missiappi jp'oduced 4640,000 bal~
of ootton lastz yaar. * .' ;
"Sa-lutir the 1ritte."
There wias i Marriage at the upper end of
the Detroit, Lansing & Northern Road the
other day. A great big chap, ahnost able
to throw a car-load of lumber off the track,
fell in love with a widow who was cooking
fr the hands In a sawmill, and after a
weeks' acquaintance they were married.
The boys around th e mill lent William three
calico shirts, a dress-coat and a pair of white
pants, and chipped in a purse of about *20,
and the couple started for Detroit on a bri
dal tour within an hour after being married.
"This 'ere lady," explained William, as 1
the conductor came along for tickets, "are
my bride. Just spliced fifty-six minits ago.
Cost $2, but durn the cost I Sie's a lily of
the valley, Mary is, and I'm the right-bower
n a new pack of keerds. Conductor, sa
lute the bride I"
The man hesitated. The widow had
freckles and-wrinkles and a turn-up nose,
and kissing the bride wias no gratification. I
'Conductor, sa-iute the biide or look out
for tornadoes I" continued William as ho
rose up and shed his coat. t
The conductor sa-luted. It was tile best r
thing lie could do just then. t
."1 never did.try to put on style before,"
muttered William, "but I'm bound to see
thist thing through if I have to fight
all Michigan. These 'ere passengers has
got to come up to the chalk, they has." v
17)i car ,was full. William walked down a
tile aisle, waved his hand to. command at
tention, and said:
"I've just been married; over thar' sots i
the bride. Anybody who wants to sa-lute a
the bride kin now do so. Anybody who b
don't want to, will hev cause to believe
that-a tree fel! on hhlin 1"
One by one the m1en walked up and kiss
ed the widow, until only one was left. 1le
was asleep. William reached over and o
lifted him into sitting position at one move
ment and commanded: . S
"Ar' ye goin' to dust over thar' and kiss
the bride ' d
"Blastyou' bride, and you, too I"growled
tile passenger. e
William drew him over the back of the
seat, laid him down in the aisle, tiedl his r
legs in a knot and was making a bundle of
him just of a size to go through the win
dow, when the man caved and went over
'Now, then," said William, as Ie - put 8
on his coat, "this bridle tower will be re- r
sumed as usual, and if Mary and me squeeze
hands or git to laying heads on each other'S a
shoulders I shall demand to know who
laffed about it, and I'll make hint e-magine
that I'm a' hull boom full of the biggest
kind of sawlegs, an' more comin' down on 8
the rise. Now, Mary, hitch along an' let
me git my arim around ye ', a
Ctrounmtatjb.1 Evidenco. a
A young lady-I forget the name, but P
we will siply fictitiously-Mary Adams,
was misse from her home. 11er disap- !
pearance caused intense exitement, and that i
excitement ran wild when it was at length t(
announced that she had been murdered.
Her body had been found oi the aI...ra ,f
Lriuutiary f clau II mamius 1it% tu, wila ha ulkse
upon her head, which gave ample evidence a
that ter death had been a violent one.
Such bruises might have been gained by
falling upon the rocks above the spot where
the remains were found, but there were p
other circumstances that pointed in another w
and more giastly direction. C
A- young man naned William Claypole ti
was arrested under accusation of the mur- n
der of Mary Adams. A preliminary ex- at
amination before a Justice afforded sull- tt
cient evidence to bind hn over to appear a
before a ju-y. Claypo e had waited upon v
Miss Adams for a year or more, and during e
the two or three montis last past their in- fj
tercourse had not been of the happiest kind. a
She was proved to have been gay and c
laughter-loving, with a light, volatile (I1s- a
position, a heart warm and impulsive, and 1
impatient of restraint. Claypole, it ap- ti
peared, hlati been exceedingly jealous and u
exacting, prone1 to fault-finding, and ready : t)
to make is afianced miserable and fearful p
If she dared to look smiilingly upon anothler y
It was proved by several witnesses that c
Claypole had( thlreatenedl Miss Adams with 2
terrible vengeance if lie ever caught her (10- t
ing certain trifling things again; and a man t
of tile town-a man respectable and relia- m
ble---had seen the twain together in angry e
discussion on tile very night of the disap
lIe 1h8( been on his way home od foot, a
and walking leisurely along by the river's r
bank, not a hundred yards from where the t
dead body had b~een found. HeI had heard Ic
Claypole use language of terrible signifi- Ir
cance, and one sentence, spoken loudly and It
distinctly, 1he could repeait word for word, ,
and swear to it.
It was a bright moonlighlt evenIng, and r
lie hlad gained but a short distance from
the angry pair wvhen lhe saw the man grasp f
the girl by thic arm and fiercely exclaim:
"IPd rathler kill-*you and thlrow your body <
into tils cold flood' thlan live under such i
totr syou've made me suffer for the i
atfew weeks. .Beware I I tell you, we
TIo thuis thie man81 swore most positively.
He remembered the circumstanlces andi tile <
exact date,' and tis was the eveninig on1 1
which Mary had left her hiome not to re
turn. . William Claypole was committed I
for trial, and .in due time hie was broughtt
b~efore the jury.
. f anytlying, the evidence before the jury
was nmore conclusive thlan lhad beenl tile
preliminary evidepee. , here was more of
it, and it all pointed directly-to the accuised.
In fact, if 'Mary Adajis had been killed, it1
s~ an absolute imnpossibility' that any one
else could have done it.'hat she could
have killed herself was a proposition not to
Williani Claypolo told his story. Most
of the evidence he had heard he acknowi
1e had .ben exceedingly jealous, andI
ha 11ad tlirbatened the girl,' and though ho
could not clearly remember all that he
might' have' said under tile -influence of
> atrong passion, y'et hie Would not deny that
the muan who had reported his last terrible.
speech upon the r~iver's bank, had reported
1 it correctly., ...
i H'o haid he had beeb tihere with Mary on
- that ev.enlng, and 4ltremen bered1 tf-ut he
r saw the witnes on' tlhedqad. Aftersgeing
witness, ho spoke the angry, impulsivo1
i words to Mary. He could outl swear'to
,w tpeple fq'thlat v~ery shortly sAfto uslpg
the lan g ust presentled ho ad becope
sart e , onand hnct
edn th i adeher goto.
. her .homeptelling dier. that. he : bid
mi h nevr se-he taghi. ith she
Uhaypole's story bore thAItadiip ft trft~h
n everything save the bearing upon it
he fact already stated. Everybody w
orry. Nobody believed that Willis
'laypole ever nourished murder in I:
eart. It had been but the greature
Yet the evidence was all against him
11, all-and not a point whereon to hang
toubt, and he was found guilty of niurdt
One bright, pleasant (lay, while Willia
lay)ole lay crushed and broken in I1
ark cell, and while the people shook the
cads in sorrow that one so younw and pr
aising should meet so terrible a fate-<
,tch a (lily Mary Adams appeared befo
lie jailor and demanded to see 11e prison
rho had been accused of her m Jrder.
Tr'ie jailor camte nigh to fa nting wil
uperstitious terror: but by and by the al
licant succeeded in convincing iin th
he was a thing of flesh and blood, lili
ther women, and lie admitted her to ti
rison. We need not describ the sce
hat followed the meeting of the lovers. I
oine respects it was secred. In due thi
lie custodians of judical power and auth,
ity came to the prison, where they listent
a a new revelation.
Alary Adams was not dead at all I Tli
tory which her lover had told was tru
n the night of the quarrel, fearing that I
ight do some rash thing, and really des!
aus, for the time, of getting out of his wa3
nd beyond his knowledge, she retunie
acretly to her home, where she iade up
mnall bundle of necessary clothing, an
xeni, unknown to any one, she crept awa)
nd before morning was beyondi the poss
ility of reach or recognition.
Having found a new home in a far-awa)
iountainous region, she nad not seen an
ewspaper until she had been several weel
i her new home. She roqd the accomr
f her own death, and the arrest of her ol
>vcr for her murder with astonishment
id now she had come to apt matters right
As fortune would have *it, on the ver
ay of Miss Adam's .return an oficer froi
n insane asylum appeared in search of a
icaped patient, whom, after weeks of ha
or, he had succL-uded in tracing in that d
ction He saw the garments which ha
ecn taken from the body of. the (lead we
ian, and recognized them at once as hav
ig belonged to his patient.
Tihe initials, "M. A.," which had bo
ipposed to stand for Mary Adams, wer
ally meant to represent "Mortonboroug
sylum." The oflicer saw Miss Adani
ad declared that if he had met her on th
ighway or in a crowded publio conveyanc
e should certainly have arrested hei
[er resemblance to tle patient lie ha
mght was wonderful.
And so the truth was known at last. B,
fortunate revolution of the wheel ligli
mie to Mary Adams, and her reappear
ice upon the scene came with savin
)wer to William Glaypole.
The. lovers went away from the priso
gether, and certainly we have just groun
ir the belief that the ordeal through whiel
icy had passed had been sufficient in it
rrible experience to lead and sustain then
ie only saf~e and geaceful way in life
A writer in the Saturday evicul
>ints out some lapses of imiemory in th
riter of Robinson Crusoe. He says
rusoe mentions that lie had brought fror
te wreck lens, ink and paper, "yet in th
3xt paragraph he audaciously niakes thi
atement: 'I now found I wanted man
kings, notwithstanding all that I ha
inassed together, and of these things in
'as one.' In his diary lie states with muc
actness, that his pale, or inclosure I
'out of his cave, was begun on January 3
ad finished April 14th; yet on the pre
-ding 81st day of October ho tells abou
tooting the mother goat, and adds: 'Who
carried the old one upon my shoulder
xe kid followed me quite to my enclosur
pen whir-h I laid da nn the dam and too
xo kid in my arms atid carried it over m
ale '-about two months before any pa]
!as begun." These points really are, in
irall wvay, well takeni, aind they are tI:
nly points well takex in the entire chargi
Sconsiderable stress Is laid upon the fin
iat, after giving the dates, as above, bi
sveen which heo worked upon hisa pale, I
icntions, a few pages further on, and I
onnection with his sad lack oif tools, ta
lit was nmear a whole year before 1 he
nished my little 'pale or surrounded habi
tion." Hero it is plain enough to anyor
ot willfully biliad that it was the habiti
ion as a whoia, not that part of it oni
omprehiended in the pale, that requir<
ear a whole year to finish. Umbrage
liken at the "still more curious slip,
r'hich " occurs when lie speaks of takir
sh, for lie says that lie had a long line<
opeyan, but no hlooks; yet in the san
outence lie states that lie frequently caugl
elh enomigh, with~out in the least indicatir
Low he did it.". The critic suggests on hx
wn account : "Defoe probably meant I
Iesdt-ibe, some contrivance, but could ail
hink of' anything at thd moments and fe
ot to supply the deficiency." We hai
ot our "Crusoe " -by us as we write, bl
&lr remembrance of this passage is that
ontained something, either expressed
mpiled, to the effect that f~he case wil
vhichi the fish could be caught without
took was another strong proof of how ui
'erly unknowving of mian were the creatur
lying upon the island and within the wate
rhich girt it round about. 8kipping wh
cally is a wholly unintelligible objecti<
elating to Crusoe's desire to remove to 'tI
' pleasant valley " (where ho subsequent]
uilt the " bower ") and his final deteri
tion to remain in the cave, we come .to tI
nal attempt to make a point against tI
xactness of Defoe. Robinson C(usoe,
nay be remembered, when ill 'from ti
gue, has a dream which frightens hi
nuch, and in tellimg of his celngs
wakening tie'says: "Ilhad, las, no divi:
Lnowledge; what I had received by t)
;ood instructions of.- my father was thi
vorn out; by 'an uninterrulitdd serieb (f
ight years) of seafaring wickedness, and
vas all that $he jnost hardoeef,pnthinkin
euleked creatuxre,mong comnmon-MAilors e
ec supposed to be; not ,having .A4e les
lense, either of the fear of God in dang,
r ofi thankfulness to God int doliverane
It Is strange that- Defde, whe'n writing tl
sapressive passage, should have forgott
hat- Je ipadeOrusoe say, after ;describ
he maenner in which heo was dirst wrash
mn shore, that 4iretly--he found him~
afe he began to look up and thank -Prc
ln0hahis'lifewas savfdp -aT
1'dA d has voted eighfy.-ege times,
sensecutiV4 yearsa- '4
jf An El.1mphiant 11tint In snntra.
Im I had often, 11 mny childhood, heard Su
is matra spoken off, and had for a long time
f experienced a desire to visit an island which
proiillse so Inay mountains and marvels to
- mily imagination.
a So, when I landed on the southwest coast
r. of the island, I was enamored with the
Iu beaty of the climate, that I had not cou
ia rage to find it too warm. And yet my ther
ir minometer marked in the shade thirty-seven
centy-grade degrees. We were in June,
n 1848, precisely at the period when it was
warm also li the streets of Paris. I may
r he permitted to prefer the fires of Bengal
to those of cannon. Not that Sumatra has
h1 never enjoyed revolutions ; this beautiful
country, like so many others, has had her
it own, but they are not the principal merit
M of this island, neither does this lie In its
e( productions, which rival those of the tro
e pics; it is, dare I avow it, almost entirely
11 in its elephants, its most ancient as well as
c its most legitimate sovereigns. Their
) strength is disputed by no one, and their
d deeds, if not words, are in every mouth.
In order to judge of them, one must see
l them on their own territory, through the
large trees of the forest, and in the free
exercis of their powers, I so.on had an
upportunity of observing in an exciting
, hunt in the company with the Marquis and
d Marchionas do Fienue, amiable Parisians,
a whomu affairs of interest had brought to
di Sumatra. There was a third person, a
French Jew, a banker o' profession, Mr.
Isaac du Laurens, a friend of the narquis.
A great lover of hunting, a still more intre
, pid boaster there was no trophy of this
y kind to which he could not offer you a
8 counterpart. Such were the members of our
it expedition. We were joined by some na
I tive chiefs as guides, and a great. number
of Indiana, laden with munition and arms,
. or leading packs of dogs impatient to enter
upon the campaign. The rendezvons was
fixed beyond a great lake which separated
i ug from the forest, where, according to the
Indians, the elephants were in the habit of
coming their for their sports. Arrived on
. the opposite shore of the lake, we left our
2wahous (a species of pirogues), and re
- paired to the spot where, according to the
latest advices, we were to find the eleph
ants. We advanced resolutely, M. do
Fienne, the marchioness and myself, having
besides us the native chiefs, and M. di
Very soon the sight of giant tracks con
municated the first. omotion to the heaters;
the effect was electric; b1. du Laurens
turned pale. Each took his post behind an
am-bush of canes which had been raised
against the stags. The corner which we
t occupied was not less than two or three
- feet wide; so all the hunters could, tWanks
I to the underwood, hide there comfortably.
They inspected their guns and carbines;
the hunting knife, tile klewang and the
lances gleamed. All was the most, lively
Already the krios were sent to give the
alarm to our aids and their packs of dogs;
and scarcely had the Indians advanced,
wlen_ frightful crim nrofp s', -A .
O........- I;, ldq 01 ,ioia, issue
from the center of the forest and froze us
with terror. It seemed to m1e as if a hurri
cane had passod through tile foliage. There
i was no room for doubt, a herd of elephants
j were there, in the Inclosure, at a few paces
a from us. There was an Instant of panic
e terror. The ideas which we had, and with
s reason, of the extraordinary strength of
these anhnals, who could overthrow every
l thing in their passage, little disposed the
t men to await then with firm foot. Tlie
11 hunters tierefore disbanded. Thougl Inative
a chiefs, more experienced, in vain retained
[l their courage, tile confussion redoubled,
fand most of the Indians tied toward the
n1 Unfortunately, the lake is full of cay
a mans, and the cry arose: iw(a((/ baicifa!
, They knew not whichl way to flee; on all
k sides tihey saw themselves surrounded with~
y monsters. Several had climbed the trees ;
e M du Laurenus wvas of tile nlumlber,
a 'Tie sight of tils mnsensate fear restored
0 our courage, and wve regained our post wihth
-. the greatest coolness. Whlen I say our cou
t rage, it is a liural which is singular and
regardls only mlyself, for M. de Fienne had
0 not shrunik for an instant. Th'ie mlarcIo
ni ness, firm also, yet bet rayed the most live
,ly emlotion. Sile was impatient to see tbe
dI conflict commenl~lce, and p~rep~ared, not only
-to be a spectator of this drama, buit to p~lay
.0 a part ini it.
S Suddenly thlirty elephants Issued from the
forest, arrangedi in close columns, and ad
dvancin~g with a nmajectic air. TIhey were
a formidable to behold; they marched wvithl
thleir trunks high and thlreatening, like a
g wounded serpent ; their large ears beat their
Stemiples with redoubled blows; their breath
Swouldl have overthrown a man, and the
itground seeomed to tremlble benealhl them.
The~ monment was critical and th( ro was
not a muoment to lose If we did not wish to
bedsryedi. When thley wore four or five
r. paces from thle thlicket, which concealed us
from their view, we received thoem with a
tclose lire from our~ carbines, which we had
It taken.-care to load with balls of tin and cop
>r per. Woe to us if we had used leaden
h balls, they would have been flattened iby
a tihe large ears of the elephants, anld have
-renldered them more trouble to us, without
a hlaving thle chanCe of killing one. "Near
atile ears I near the ears I" was the exclamia
tion on all sides5, and each one0 suddenly re
turned to the charge, aiming at tile sensi
etive spot which made at first more noise
than they dId harm.
.. Meanwhile the monsters, seized with ter
10 ror, irecoiled and retook the road to the for
e est ; but the barking of the dogs, which (lid
ia not bite, constrained thlem to turn back al
to most immediately. Their numbers had In
a creased to sixty ; a great part of thlese ani
mn mrals hmld not come out from the woods at
a the Airst 'attack.
10 .We had had time to charge anew our
mn guns and carbines ; and, more assured, like
ai- soldier~s after the first fire, we regelved the
I, anemy in a miore vigorous manner than at
g, fst. The elephants then disbanded with a
in terror nmingled witlh fury, crushing every
at tiling in theqir, passage, and, seeking a re
r, fugo, uttering cries which were enough to
m"sake one sink into the (arth. There was
is somiething giganttb in such a spectacle.
it Ti'e~o elephants were for tDe most part
4gev nd thirteeri feet iin height. Their
ad refusal to combat untrasteid stratigely
fwith th.powerful orgauigatiots wiWl which
, th er ehdowed.Vhe archioness, by
nibhnihfa sule.to dqof the
i* IndiamiueA *o r e~id t&Ueir
rk oas' fM tf '~hr Vs'66~
IA bal~ of t.ia 4. Iadie do Fi&eeil
and by way of renly ht~ndtished1witti -has
NICWS IN BRIEF.
-In the twelve years ending with
1878, Louisiana paid $9,301,005 as m
teresit oil its publie ('bt.
-in the year 1878 there were only 3
men killed by Apaches In Ar!zona,
against 197 in 1808.
--in t'e ten years ending June, 1801
the lilef Eiglish railroads had to pay
$1,655.000 compenisation for injuries re
celved by railroad accidents.
-Geneva will hold, In 1881, an in
terInational exhibitionl exclisively coni
lined to watcel"s, jewelry, su'ff boxes,
-M1r. Barry Sullivan, the English
wtor, prides himself on having played
1 mlet more thian 2,800 tinies in all
liuarters of' (lie gloue.
-Iowa has 20 Favings banks, with
leposits aggregating $2,447,100, and
33 general baiks. wlioie total assets
llounat to t3,783,905.
-The Philadelphia mint coined dur.
In g April $50,800 ol' ha I l'-eagles; 1,300,
)0u silver dolilars $13 180 of base coins
(cenits)-Lotal . 1,301.480.
--The daily Circulation of the most
popular nowspaper in the city of Mex
ico. with a populition of' 200.000, does
110t ex :ec( 2,000 copies,
-A lady near Pedlricktown, N. J., a
ho1rt, time ago ran a splinter under ier
linger nall, atid has siunce died of lock
-The Hotel le Vlle, in Paris, the
>l seat of tle Municlipal Ujovernment'
viich was destroyed ha 1871. 18 far ad
anced in rebuilding, aid will be com
>icted in 1881, at a total tiost of about
-George Fordham, the Jockey..un
lor the terma of Baron Lionel Roths
haild's wfll, receives a preont of $10,
100 and( an annuity of' $1500 a year for
-TFihe English Factories act requires
hat no woman shali be emiployed Con
in uously for more than four hoursand
t halr. A fer working that length of
hue she must have a rest.
-in the soitth, the centre and the
vest of' France the grape crop will, it
s .-aid, stier seariousy. In consequenae
ho itiportation of Wi lies 1 rom1 d)ain
Ind Italy into Fraie Is increasing.
-Mrs. Frank 11. Delano, of New
Vork city, has givean $5000 tWSt. Paul's
Sinerican Chureb, in Rome, with
viiha to ti nisha tle aisle walls and put
L ratilig around the cliirch lot.
-Secretary McCrary will retire from
he Cabinet albout. the 13m. of September
text and necefpt the United States
badga ship for the Ra ighth Circult. lin
)ace of Judge Dillon, who has decided
-Tle ra-lte of taxation in Biaff.do was
'edluiced Ilat year 16 on the $1,000 of
cal and personal estate. Tie assessed
ialuntioln of oll'a lo for the cuirritnt
rear Is $88,402,415 against $88,.170545
-Thie sccoxd sale of Q'ceen Christina's
r Ioalog1111e(a Whityd JAL afWL@9W.,QnoI
o0ld lor $8,420, and a magnaliteit ieck
-ee. coUt,aining 529 pea l.i, brought
-r.1Iannlahl Cox, of. llolderneas,
J., celebrated her 103d birthday re
ently. Tie venerable lady is in full
,ossessiona of all her faculties, with the
xceptionl of lier hearitig, whiih Is im
-During the first year of the recl
)rocity treaty between the United SUtes
Il the Sand wick Islands, our Imports
r1om the Islands show an increase of
itiy-seven per cent. over the )recedln g
Pear and our exports to the Islands of
25 per cent.
-Milley Vilillis, a niser of Easton
ross Roads, N. C., was acoustomed to
tavest her earnings in gold, $1 at a
inme. I1er diwellig was recenatly de
ttroyed( by lire, and lumaps of nmelted
told, w~or tih about 10,000, were taken
'roam the ruins.
-A watch lost two years ago in a
>arn'iyardl, near Lebanon, Pa., was
'ound the other day by a grandson of
~he loser in a mecadowv -hard by while
)iowing. Th'le face was broken, but
,thierwise the wvatch was complete but
-There are twenty-five Afonanonite
villiges In Menitoba, with 480 dwei
Linags and 2,841 resIdents. TIhe liilm
(ranats fromu Russia have 10,470 acres
odeltr cultivation, 302 hiorses nad Borne
2,500 cows anad oxen, anad hiave already
Larage stores of grain and other prodinets.
-A returni as to the religious persua
dlan s of tuee non-comminissioned olilcers
mnd mn of the Bitisha army shows
thait of' a total of 94,842 men, 02.800 he
long to the Church of Eingaand, 20,872
ua'e Roman Catholics, 7125 are Presby
terianis, and 3885 are Protestants of
-lira, N. Y., is maikingextensive
p~repart loos to celebrate the hunadredth
uioiiversaary oh' the bauttle of Newtown
(a.Oxv Eihnira), which was fought Au
Sust 19, 1779, by Federal, troops under
eneal Sullivan. 'I'owns alcng the
route of' General Sullivan's mat ch will
contrlbute to the celebration.
-Thue next electoral college will not
be based on the ceinstis of 1880, The
rilectora votes of te states ini the next
pr'esIidetial election, will standi as they
tiid in 1870, the whole number being
three hundred and sixty-nine, with one~
haundredl and eighty-five necestsary for
-Th'le exports of' Egypt In 1778,were
shout $4(.000,000; ill 1877 sh~olt '$80,
9000,0001, and ian 1b76 about $0 00
rTese fig ures, says a correspondent of
theo London Timnes, are wor:,by of Study
by svery one who hioldls Egypt earieh
country and able to pay her debt, The
leason of the falling off Is the falling
oil' of the crops.
--One million dollars ian told weighs
3'8 - pud avordnliaps; 1000,00
trdolrs wesgh 0QU;a$i./00Q
of' 4l2%~ grainas weigh 5s,928 47; $1,OU,
(00a An autioal eans wigh5O 114 2-7;
$1,000,000 in '1ivg 'eet niokeia weigh
220,457 1-7; $1,000,000: in htCent~la
niectels Vneigh 141,859I 1-7; ~~0 la
one cent r'ieecs weigh%5
-It is expected thaat'tlae Q 6thard
Tunnbl,.throtigh the Alpp, wil i##dome
p1eted by t~be end Qt~4b~~~t The
ade (141 frieltss *aoI S
JuIi u f 0 a 1
pretty hands the gun which she had been
Hardly she had given it to the Indian to
reload, wheni an enormous elephant, se
parated from the herd and larger than tany
of the rest, camte toward the ambush behind
which we still remained. It was furious,
and seemed to wish to revenge the defeat of
his brethren. lie Was fourteen feet hight
'It is a male I It is a male!" exclaimed
the native chiefs ; and more prompt than
these words twenty shots of the carb!nes
hit and struck dead his new enemy. lie
staggeredi a few yards and fell exactly at
the foot of the tree in which brave Du Lau
rens was still clinging, who, violently ha
ken by this shook amd by fear had nearly
followed the cokssus in his fall.
Several elephants were extended lifeless
on the ground; some were staggering like
houses about to fall and could only stand
by leaning against those who had not yet
been struck and who supported them in a
fit aternal manner. There - ussomething
very affecting In the scene. But it was
less than that of which we were witnesses
an instant after. A young elephant, grie
vously wounded, maintained his equilibrum
with dilliculty, and With the aid of Iis
mother who was watching over him; at
last he fell on the grQund before the con
tinual fire of the huuters; the poor mother
did not desert her post; she uttered howls
of anguish and fury, and tried to protect
the corpse of her child ; but she soon paid
for maternal devotion with her life. 'rite
marchioness, whom this picture moved to
tears, wished to obtain the life of this noble
animal; she even solicited it earnestly, but
It would have been dangerous to have
granted it, and the firing continued. There
were no more enemics on the battle-field;
only corpsep strewed the ground In every
direction. The air echoed with a joyous
merriment, and each began to relate his ex
ploits. The hunters celebrated the victory
most norisily were, as usual, those who had
not dared to take part in it. There are
men who, in times of peril and emergency
think they afford much aid by expending
their action In words and cries. Such was
the (lear and deafening Du Laurens. 1le
had descended fron the tree only after the
danger was passed, and, by own account,
it wias he who had killed the most ele
"What there is prodigious about it," said i
Mine. (10 Fienne, "is that you have ac- I
complished these flue exploits without
burning any tinder. But perhaps you used
the sonorous instrument with which the
soldiers of Joshua made the walls #f Jeri
cho fall. In this case, worthy son wails
of Israe, I will no longer bi mtonished at
the sound of your trumpet..
During this time the Indians wero-des
poiling the elephants of their enormous
jaws, and preparing to carry thom home as
a remcnemberance of this glorious day. Thus
ended this famous elephant hunt., a scene
of excitement and some danger.
A inoy's Adventure.
Little John Green, of Louisville, Ky.,
having heard how once upon a time Blenja
soIve'i to' d in' n9 h -
His idea was to test the relative strength of
his kite and his pet pigeon with the design
of basing some grand invention upon
the result. So he took kite and
pigeon and wended his way to the nearest
common several days ago. He ran the kite
up to the limit of 200 yards of cord, the
wind Wlowing a stiff breeze fiom the north
west the while. Then taking the pigeon
from his basket he tied the bird by the leg
to the end of the kite string which lie had
held in his hand. The pigeon, feeling half
free, flew toward home, which was directly
against the wind. The resistance of the
kite caused his lliIght to tend upward, an(],
in turn, the efforts of Ills wings caused the
kite to saill higher in the air. For a while
the bird seemed to have the best of the
struggle, making slow progress for at least
, a square, but in spite of all efforts to take
a dlirect course, flying higher and higher.
After the bird had reached an altitude of
perhaps foul- huntdred feet, tile kite be
ing about one hmundr-ed feet hligher still, it
was plain that the latter had greatly the ad
vantage, It wvas flesh, blood anid feather-s
against tile untiritng wvinds, Unable to con
tinue the strain the pigeon chlangedi his
course to one side, thus slackening the string
and causing~ the kite to fall, slanting from
slide to side in a helpless sort of way. But.
feeling free againl the igeon once mor-e
made a brt ak for home, when, the string
being pulled taut, the kito, with a spring,
glancing in the sun a thing of life, rose
rapidlly andl gracefully from its former level.
Soon both bird and kite became merespecks
anid at last vaishing in the southwvesternl
sky left Johnny to weep over hlis unexpect
ced loss. Next morning, when tihe little
fellow went to look in his empty cote, there
stood tihe pigeonl nodding its htead in) pridle.
It had broken from the kite, a piece of the
string still hanging to its leg.
Every organ and every muscle in the
hunian body depends for its action on the
nerve-force, elaborated by the brain, or
spinal ganglia; and so (loes every thought
and feling,--theo more active the thlinking,
or the more intense the feeling, the greater
tile expenditure of nerve-force. The little
white thrieads that run in branches through
tile body from the brain and spinal cord are
merely conductors of this force, just as thle
decline wilres are of the electricity. Tile
brain-battery, when In a vgorous condition,
elaberates enough nervous-force, not only
for all ordinary, but for a vast deal of ex
traordinary use, dlirectly fromn the raw ma
terial in the blood, for in such case the raw
material is furnished in proportion to the
expendIture. But in "nervousness" of
every form the balance 'is disturbed; the
supply is not equal to the demand, hence
thlere is a state of nervous exhaustion. By
carefully guarding time outgo, thme person
may enjoy a tolerable degree of health ;
but he feels, often to prostration, a little
extra demand, especially If protracted.
Generally self-control is wemikened; one Is
easily startled ; langhter and tears come at
trifles; the pereon is toppcbly, perhmapsI s
terical; the blood Is impoverlmhed'nd
hmence no organ or tissue in the boyis
proporly fed, nor can, fully do its work.
Tis deficiency of nerve-force may tesult
from, a defncient diet; tle abuse of stimut
lants;~ too little sleep; protracted overwork
of brai~n or mnusele; long-continued car,,
anoxiety or grief ; senSual e~ emotional ek
cess of, any iklud; lack qi rb eatlon.
csi In omiq -v~u t~a var9~
ned tB wt h tiproflt Qt f over,