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-EDI TION- WI NNSBORO, S. C., FER'RUARY 19, 1881. VOL. IV.-N.79
"Her 16t is on you"-woman's lot se meant,
The singer who sang sweetly long ago ;
And rose and yew and tender myrtle blent,
''o orown the harp that rang to love and
Awake, 0 Poetoss, and vow one strain
To smng of Motherhood. its joy its pain.
What does i$ give to us, this mother love
In verso and tale and legend glorified,
Chosen by lir divino as type above
All other passions ! Men have lived and
For sisters. ma'don queens, and cherlihed
Yet, sealed by God, the one chief love iur
Yet what is tit gives us ? Shiluking dread,
Peril and pain, and agony forgot.
Ikoause we hold the ray of pladinse shed,
By the first cry fronJips that know us not,
Worth all that has been paild, i yet to pay,
For the new worsbi'i born and ciowned that
Tit -i hursing, teaehling, training stif.den'al,
That never knows itself so deep it lies,
The eager taking up 1f every trial.
To smooth Spring's pathway, hliht her April
Watching and guidinw, loving, longing, pray
No coldness daunting, and no wrong dismay
And Nhen the lovely bud to blossom waken,
And when. the soft shy dawn-star flashes
Another band the perfect flow r takes,
A not:.or wins the gladness of the light:
A swett soft clinging, fond farewell is given;
B ill a farewell and then alone with Heaven.
W th Heaven ! Will lIo take the tired heart,
The God who gave the child and formed the
WI o sees her strive to play her destined part,
And smiling yield h r da-ling to another!
Ay, on Ilis croess He thoughit of Mary's woo;
Ile pit.es still the mothers left below.
Managing a Man.
Nellie Davis was the prettiest, sweetest,
best, and dearest little girl in liillsburg;
and when Ton Carter fell head over heels
in love with her, nobody blamed him in
Ike least. And when the parson gave his
blessing, and they went to commence
housekeeping in a cozy, little house on the
suth aide of the town, everybody prophe
sted all sorts of happiness for the pretty
bride. And, truth to tell, 'ellie Carter
was very happy. It is a pleasant thing to
go to housekeeping for the first time, with
everything new and shiny; and if you have
sieebody you love very much for a com
panion, it is still plcasanter. Now Nellie,
did love iftt big, blundering *Pom Carter
with all her might and main, and there
was only oae thing to disturb her perfect
ieace. She was the very pink of tidiness,
and Tom was the most careless fellow alive.
le kept his person neat and nice-but his
)ersonai1l belongings anything else. I'om
would persist in tossing his slippers under
t he parlor sofa, to have them handy. In
vain did ehe gently suggeit that the rack
I a the hall was the place for his lint and
overcoat. Tom would tling hiis overcoat,
daip or dry, on her pretty, smoothly-made
bed, and drop his hat anywhere. In vain
did tidy Nellie make a place for everything
fmr Tom invariably tossed everything in
somie oilier place. Now little Mrs. Nellie
was only human, and Tom's slovenly way s
unnoyed heri exceedingly. She wvas re'
solved niot to spoil time peace of her cozy
honue by scolding, but how to cure him e
e n.1:1 noe, toll. She bore it with the patieiice
of' an angel, until one tuorninig after lie lad
gone to his oflice, she wvent into the parlor,
and theme lay Tom's heavy shawl right,
across the table, ruthlessly crushing be
neath it time pretty trifles whicli lay upon
the marlhe table.
"Now I can't stand this andi I won't!"
said1 Nllie, as she carefully raised the
shawl from the dlelicate tireasures atnd dis
coveredi the ruins of a favorite hiohiemian
"I dlon't know what to (10, but this 1
won't have!" she continued, with the little
bit of wifely snap which every good wife
must have if she expects to get on at all
;w ith that occasionally unreasonable ani
Some way mtist be discovered to eure
'Loin 61 such performances as this!" wvent
on Mrs. Nellie as she removed thme ruins of
her vase, and all the morning she went
about time house wvith scarlet lips closely
~omnpressedl and a lit tle flash in her brown
eyes, which argued well for Master T1omn's
domestic subj ectioni.
And wb' a determined wvoman says
''must'' andi '"shahl" masculine insulbordi
nation might, as well surrender at once.
Before Mrs. Nellie closed her brIght eyes
that nmght she had arranged her plans for
the campaign against lien liege lord, who
slept the sleep of the innocent at her side.
hint shme neant to give him one umore
So, after breakfast, whien Tom drew on
lis boots and gave lis slippers their usual
toiss under the sofa, she gentig' said, "Tom,
dlear, hadn't you bet ten ptut your alippers ini
the passiige of the bed-room?''
"No, let 'emt alone; they'll be handy to.
night," saidi TIom.
"But 'Tem, dlear, they look so untIdy."
''Why no they don't. A thing looks as
wvell ini one place as another. What's the
use of a man's having a home if lhe cani't
keep things where lie wants toP' satid re
- bellious Tom.
"What's the usme of keeping a wife anid a
servant on their feet all (liy to pick up
things after you?'' asked Neille, without
the least show of temper.
"Don't pick 'em up at all. Just lot 'em
alnn, andt then I can tnnd 'oam when I wrant
'em," declared Master Tom, as he gave her
a kiss and took himself off.
Ahd the imoment th door closed on 1im
Nellie's red lips compressed again and her
brown eyes wore the same look they had
"War it is, then?" she said to herself.
"Now Master Tom, we shiall see who wins.
She met quietly about the usual morning's
wbrk of a mistress of a house where only
one servant is kept, and when Tom came
to lunch every thing was in its usual good
It remained so, and Nellie busied herself
with her needle-work until naearly time for
Tom to return to dinner.
Then she rose to put away herself, to
"open the campaign.''
First sie put -Tom's slippers where
lie always left them under the sofa.
Then she tossed her shawl upon the
pliano, and his best hat on the table.
Then she brought some of her dresses
and flung them across the chairs and on the
Her furs reposed in Tom's own especial
arm chair, and her best bonnet kept Tom's
slippers company under the sofa, while
her own slippers lay upon the chiffonier.
And then, thinking that timale ingenuity
could make no greater sacrifice than her
Sunday bonnet, she took apiece of crotchet
work and sat (town.
Presently the door opened and in walked
He gave a low whistle of surprise as he
glanced at the unwonted disorder, and at
Nellie sitting calmly in the midst with her
crotchet work, and then came into the
"lhaven't been putting things to rights,
Nellie?" lie asked.
"No, no. Why?" said Nellie looking up
in sweet unconsciousness.
"1 thought maybe you had been, that's
all," remarked Tom dryly, as lie looked for
a place to sit down.
Nellie quietly pursued her work.
Presently Ton said, "Paper came this
"Not yet," answered Nellie.
Tom gave a half sigh.
"Nellie, I met Granger just now, and he
said he would call around this evening."
"Very well; probably lie won't come be
fore dinner. It will be ready soon," said
Nellie, working away in demure inno
"Hadn't you better put things a little to
rights, before lie comes?" said Tom glanc
ing uneasily around the room.
"Oh, no. Just let 'em lie," answered
"Bit they look so Dad,!' said-I'oi.
"0oh, no, they don't," said Nellie, as
sweetly as before. "A thing looks as well
in one place as another.'
Tom's face reddened.
"I never saw your room look like this
before," he said hesitatingly. "I should
not like to have any one step in."
''Why not?" said Nellie. "We might
as well keep things handy. What's the
use of having a house, if - you can't keep
tlhing!s where you want to?"
Toni's face got redder and redder. lie
tried to look serious, and then broke into a
"Ol, that's your game is it?" he said
"Trying to beat me with my own weapons
are you. little woman?"
"W~eli, dlon't you lik~e the plan?'' said
"No, by George, I don't," said 'Tom.''
"WVell, then, I'll make a bargain with
yom. As long as you keep your things in
their places, I'll (10 the same; but when
ever you dlon't-"
'!Oh, 1 will!" saild Tomi. "'Come Nellie,
I'll confess likei a man-you have bent me
this time. Only just put things right in
this awful room. and I'll never throw any
thing (down again. There, now, let's kiss
and make up as the ghlren say.''
NellIe rose, and laughingly hold up her
sweet mouth for a kiss of peace.
And then under the magic influenice of
her (left fingers, confusion was suddenly
banished; andI when Mr. Granger came
roundl to spendt the evening lie (decided that
nobody had~ a prettier wife or a tidier home
than his friend Tomt Carter.
Wise little 19ellie, having gainled posses5
sioin of the matrimonial field, took good
care to keep it until Tem11 was quite cured
of his careless habits.
Sometimes lhe seeed threatened wIth a
relapse; b~ut Nellie, instead of scolding,
only had quietly to bring something of her
own and~ lay it beside whatever ho hard
tossed down, and~ it was sure to lbe put
away immedC~iately, for Toii seldlom failed
to take tihe hin21.
And if some other little woman, as tidy
and~ clean as Nellie, takes a hint also, this
story will have served its purpose.
Phiysiologicaul Chaingoe According to ?.ones
Medical authority is now pretty gener
ally agreed in regard to the fact of the Im
port ant physiological chiange~ indluced in
the human economy by a change of climate
--as from teamperate to tropical, and the
reverse-especially in respect to the pecu
liarities of respiratIon, the pulhe, tempera
ture of the body, kidneys and~ skin, and
weight and strength. TIhuis, in the matter
of respiration, the result of many experi
ments shows that, in the tropics, there Is
an increase in the capacity of the chest for
air, with a decrease of the nmiber of re
spirationms, from which it follows that the
lungs, unaltered in size, contains less blo~od
andl more air in tropical than ini temperate
climates, the blood being in part diverted
to-the excited skin and liver. It is calcu
lated that, in a tropical climate, the lungs
eliminate less carbon, to die extent of half
an ounce in the twenty-foumr hours, than in
the temperate sones, hence, is hot coun
tries, the diet. should ha e ,.-hn~"namnaus
Nothing Is so exasperating to a inan with
a cold in his head as the sight of his wife
bending over a fragrant hyacinth.
If you want to come out at the big end of
the horn this year, you must start in with
something more than it lopsided diary and
a three cent pencil.
We've had gur Thanksgivig turkey,
and it didn't agree with us. But we mean
to try it over again if it takes our last Cnt
for blue pills and stomach-bitters.
It's a very good thing at this time of the
year to swear off; but the man who in
dulges in seven cocktails and a "cobbler"
to celebrate the event and give him strength
to carry out his resolution is a trille too
enthusiastic to hold out long.
If you are weighed down with an over
powering sense of fullness and too much
dinner, you had better give the seductive
pie a wide berth. It requires great tact,
profound Judgment, and a copper-lined
stomach to Keep a mince pie fron rearing
up on its hind legs and starting out on the
war-path against seven-eighths of a pound
of turkey, plenty of "stutlin'," five sweet.
potatoes, seven pickles, three feet of cele
ry, a quart of cranberries and a liberal al
lowance of cider.
In the short space of two months, just
twelve hundred and sixty-three and a lialt
(1263.5) Bernhardt jokes have been fired
upon a suffering puplic, and yet not one of
them contained even the remotest allusion
to the fact that Barah Is about the size and
shape of a telegraph pole. It is strange
that this impqrtant point should have been
Gerty Carnegie's Rong.
"Ten minutes to ten-if I hurry I shall
catch the ten fifteen train.''
So saying, Gerty Garnegie, with deft
fingers, rolled up a piece of matnusc ipt
iusic and then ran up stairs to equip her
self for the expedItion to town.
Gerty Is In deep mourning. Only live
months ago she lost her noble father, a
captain of an ocean steamer, that was bit,
with all souls on board, among the ice
lie has left his widow and only child
wholly unprovided for, and they have to
depend upon their own exertions for the
means of subsisteuce.
So Gerty, who is a brave girl, as weil as
a pretty one, has thrown herself, with her
whole youthful energy, into the task of
teaching music, and has attempted a com
position. It is a song set to Tennyson's
"Flow down, cold rivule , to the sea."
This precious work of art, neatly copied,
she is now on the point of taking up to one
of the music publishers in London.
She hurries to the Putney station, and
jumps into an empty-looking second-class
There's no o,no with her in the carriage,
so Gerty begins to sing her song; she has
a clear and sympathetic mezzo-soprano.
and, pleased with her own performance,
repeats her song over and over again.
Suddenly she Is startled by a cough be
hind her, and, ohl horror she beholds in
the far corner of the adjoiniug compart
ment a man.
Dreadfull Has she boen giving an unso
licited concert to this abominable stranger,
who dares to sit there, and with admiring
impertinence takes off hia hat to her?
Luckily the train slackens speed at this
moment, and in her hurry to get rid of the
man, Gerty is ever willing to risk her life
in'an attempt at jumping out while the
train is still in mot ion.
"Thank heaven!" she ejaculates as she
rapidly passes through the crowd of pas
sengema and hastens down towarei the om
nibus she descries at the entrance of the
As Gerty nears her destination she luds
to her dismay that the roll of music, whici,
she had fancied was safe in her miuff. had
Tears rise to her eyes, and she desires the
conductor to stop, for site niust. go back to
the station and see-an infinitesimal chance
--if she had lost, it on the way fromt the
platform to the omnibus,
Of course she fnde nothing- -not a tiace
of the prYeoous document, and, wvith dis
may, she remnembers that, she had commit,
ted the imprudence to throw the rough copy
into the fire.
"Oh, mamma, I am the unluckiest girl
in tis hateful world!" anid she sobs forth
her pititui tale.
"Well, my poor (lear child, don't cry
about It," bier mother says soothinmgly,. '-of
course it is very provoking, but tafter all,
it only entails a second copying. Where
is your rough cop~y?"
"But, Ge*rty, how silly. ilow could you
destroy it, so thoughtlessly?"
"Oh, don't scold, mamnma. Never mmuo,
another," poor Gerty sobbed.
"'Nonsense; you'll remember every note
of it, and just write it out again, that, is
"Never, mamma, it is a bad onien; it
tells mue that, i am not to succeed as a com
poser, so there's an end to that dreatn. And
now let us have some dinner, and then I
tmst go up to the terrace and give my les
sonis at, Alrs. hiarmon's."
in the atlternoon she (departs rathber heavy
hearted andi with lagging steps on her daily
duaty of teaching, At, the Harmon's she
lnds her two pupils, the twins, Winnecy andl
Ethel, in a state of glowinig excitement,
"Oh, 3Miss Carnegie, papa has consented
to our hatvinig such a johiy party ona the fif
tcenth our bIrthday, you kunow. There's
to be a dinner party lirst, and then we tire
to have music and singing, and a (lance,
and~ you must conme."
"1 will come wvith pleasure, and do all I
can to amuse your guests, and I'll p~lay for
the dancing; then you need not troutile to
engage any one."
And then the lessons are given, andl Ger
ty returns home in the dark, dri".ly JIanu
ary evening, forgetting all about, the party,
andi thinking of nothing but, her lost song.
"What, a lovely girl' " Toem Went worthi
remarks to his cousin. Ethel! liarmojn, next
evening, as G)erty minakes her applearance in
the drawing-room. Who is shef I lancy
I have seen her before."
"Yes, sho does loon lovely to-night,"
Euthmel rejoins. "She Is Mliss Carnegie, our
music mistress, and i'll introduce you to
her presently. But you must come and
sIng tirst. You can spoon atter ward. Come
ill play your accompaniment if you like.
What will you sing? Tiom Bowlingl"
"No; i've sung that at every party these
last three years. i'll sing a new song, and
play my own accompaniment by heart,
thank yon all th anm, Elty."
And Mr. Wentw rth seats himself lit the
What Is that?
"Flow down, sweMt rivulet to the sea."
Gerty listens with straining oars. Is she
droamingl? Her oWu songi How dare any
Mr. Wentworth has a good tenor voice,
and sings simply and unaffectedly, and with
intelligent' interpretation, and somehow
Gerty Is more deeply alfected by her own
song than she has evbr been before.
The song ceases, and Gerty still stands
listening. She hears the comments and
plaudits on the song and the singer, and
her heart exults.
Shie steps from her hiding place present
ly, and Is immediately- accosted by Ethel
Harmon with a request to take the now va
cant seat at the piano.
"But first let tie Introduce my cousin,
Mr. Wentworth, Miss Uarnegie. Has he
not a splendid voice, aud did lie not sing
that lovely song splendid?"
"Would you object to telling me fron
%yhom you obtained that song, Mr. Went
worth?" Gerty asks.
"Not at all It Was in the oddest way.
I found it in front of a railway carriage at
Waterloo station, prpbably dropped there
by a young lady who had been singing it
about half a dozen tinies In the carriage,
fancying herself alone, I imagine, and-"
H1e comes to a fuld S(op, . and a look of
amazed recognition onies into his lace as
he notices Gerty's confusion.
"By Jovel you are the young lady. I've
been waiting to flud you ever since. 1
tried to trace you at Alie tine, but you had
vanished, and I haave been advertieing ior
yon the whole of last week."
"I never see the papers. I am so glad
it Is found, for I wanted to take it to the
"'Then it is your own coinpositiontl I
had no idea of it."
Then the petition for a song from her
being repeated site coiaplies. anld 8he sings
and iooas her very best, and Toin Went
worth gazes and lstens in rapt admiration.
Later in the evening. he. persuades her to
walk through a quadrille with him, and
"i'll tell you what, Aliss Carnegle. Let
me take your song tothe publishers. I am
personally acquainted with Mr. W
and althougn your charmning song can stand
on its own merit, yet thee publishers are
'kittle cattle,' and perhaps I inay be able
to manage it better for you than you could
Gerty gladly accepted the offer. The
song is puoished. Uerty does not know
tail many months later that it has been at
Tom's expensend the busincss z ecesitates
so many interviews between the two young
people that nobody Is vi ry much surprised
when, in the merry mnonth of June, Gerty
Carnegie is tutned into M rs. Thomas Went -
Luuinalan at the Wrotagg Alan.
The lion. Domshaine Hornet had a very
unpleasant experience lately. Alark Twain
was advertised to lectire in the town of
Colchester but for sinne reason failed to
get around. In the emergency the lecture
cominitte decided to employ Mr. Hornet
to deliver his celebrated lecture on temper.
ance, but so late in the day was this ar.
rangeient made tiht no bills announcing
it could be circulated, and the audience as
sembled expecting the celebratedinnocent.
iNobody in town knew Ahark, or had ever
in ard hin lecture, and they had got the
notion that lie was funny and went to tihe
lectere prepared to laugh. Even those on
the platform, except the chairman, did not
know Mr. . Hornet from Mark Twain and
so, when he was introduced, thought noth
ing of the nanie as they knew Mark Twain
wis nont de plunw, and supposed his real
nanie wias lorniet.Th- denotuc nent is thus
told: Mr. Hornet first remarked: "Inten
perance is the curse of the country." Theli
aud(ieince burst into a imerry laugh. ie
know It co)ulrl not be0 at his remiark and
t iouyh h sclothes mui t be awry, and be
asked the chiraim to whiisper if lie was
all right itnd got- "'yes'' f.or an ais .ver. Then
he said : -ium slays more tihan disease!''
-still louder nurtli. '"It, is carrying young
inten down to death and hell. "--a perleet
roar and ala'ia~se.3.1r. H traet, began to get
excited, lie thought thiit they were guy
ing hut, butt lie proceeded
"'We must crush the serpeint I" a tremen
dious howl of laughter. The men on the
platform, except, the chairnman, squirmed
as they laughed. Hornet couldn't stand
it. "What I'm saying is gosp~el truthli"he
cried. ilThe audience fairly bellowed with
mirth. .hornet, turned to a man on thme
stage andi said I "Do you see an.) thing very
riiieusous in imy reumarks or behavior ?"
"Yes, h i lia- I" replied the roaring man!
"Tuti. ms an inisult I ' cried llornet, wildly
(lancing about. AMore laughter and cries
o1 'Go oo, Twain!"' And then the chair
man got thte idea of the tinmg, and~ roste up
and explained the situation, andi~ the men
on the stage suddedly quit laughmng antd
blushed very red, and the folks in the
audience looked at. each other in a mighty
shetpishi way, amid they quit laughaitg too.
And then Mir. Hlornet, being thoroughly
imadl, toldl themit he had never before got in -
to a town so entiirely populated by asses
anid idilots,aind having said that, lie le.t the
hall Anml the assemnblag then voted to
cousiu e TIwain and the entalitman, and dis
persedi amid dieep gloom.
The Sailoer iuay l ook tihe Oue.
A jolly clergymant in Riondout, New
Yoa k, has two soiis, bo0th bright, obedient,
and well trained lads, but mischievous and
fln-loviing, as boys can be. It, is the ens
tomi of the father to have his boys bean a
verse of of scripture every (lay, and recite
it each miornting. lin accordance wIth this
customt, a few days since the lads were
called upon by their father to repent their
verses for the~ day. it, iappened to be a
thnie when the skating was iioodl, a sport of
which all active boys are devotees andi the
boEys naturally hurned with eager desire to
be off to the frozen foeld, lit disip~iline
must be0 mintamied, am they well knew,
andI titers was no esaipe fioim tihe daily
scripture recitation. Tinc older of the boys
had learned his text nad was ready for the
ordeal, and when asked to repeat it proimpt,
ly rep'ied : "I had i'ather be a door-keep.
or i the house of my God than to dwell it
the teats of wickedness," and lie "slid1
otut," happy at hlis release. Thme younger
lad had quito fo'rgotten to learn his text,
but his wit canmo to is rescue. "d'~o would
I, fathier," he shoutedl, aind off he ran to
join his brother. TIhere is reason to believe
that parental discipline in this case will be
suffered to relaxs in the father's apprecia
tion and enjoyment of his hopeftil's quIck
- Thanksgiving evening a party of mue
assembled at "Tommuy" Glent's bar-rookt
Oil City, and after comparing nots and tell
ing some big stories about the amount C
turkey consumed, the conversation gradual
ly drifted to the comparative size of th
chests of the parties present. Finally som
one proposed that they measure chests. I
tape ine was accordingly produced an
the measuring commenced. Each part
swelled his chest to its greatest capacity
and the measuring continued with an abun
dance of mirth and good humor. At las
Gent took the line, passed it around thi
chest of M. Quinn, and was apparentil
greatly pleased with the result. To ex
press his eatisfaction he placed his hand o
either side of Qinnn's head, and commonce<
rubbing his ears. Ile had drawn his hand
across the ears only twice when he wa
frightened nearly out of his wits by seeing
a bright flame shoot quickly upward
reaching nearly to the ceiling. The frictio
caused by rubbing the ears seemed to hiv
caused the sparks which ignited the hair
and the blaze sprang up almost instantly
To say that Gent wits horrified is putting i
mild. lie thought lie had been the invol.
untary tool used to bring about Quinn'i
destruction by ire. Thle reader can ima
glue what his feelings would be were lie t<
smj)ly place his hands on a friond's ca
and instantly lie should find. the friend'i
head in flumes. Gent sprang back, threw
up his hands and ejaculated:
. "My God what is it?"
And still the Illtmes rolled on.
Gent's face turned pale, and the othei
gentlemen in tie party inade rooin for tliu
hiuman flambeau, who, as lie hastily pacet
the room, reminded one forcibly of .he Cir.
ean sian beauty with the red porcupine hair,
only lie had fire instead of hair. boime of
tile inmates of the room yelled "Fire, fire,'
and others of a more religious turn of minti
comienced praying. Gent's knees wor
beating the devil's tatoo on each other a
lie nervously clutig to the counter. JA(
subsequently said Lie thoight the Raste
mechanic tron lades had surely coni t
Finally, after some lively work, the aia
whose head was being cremated succeede
in extinguishing the conflagration withol
calling out the Fire Department. As soor
as Ie haa the tire under control his coi
paions regained their senses and graduall
"bure and I didn't know that it wia
loaded," said Gent.
"Do you have such spells often?" asket
"1 knew that you were gassing fearful
ly," chimed in a third, 'but I didn't thiul
t.iat you would go off in that way."
And so they continued, while the ma
who was indulging in tie torchlight, pro
cession proceeded to explain.
It seems that Quinn is a baker of bread
aid while at worn frequently has occasioi
to look in the ovens, which are dark
When doing so he merely strikes a match
lit order to have the matches handy, Ii
acquired a habit of carrying a handfui u
matchem lak of id earm.
Using ears for a match safe is a new idea
and should be patented.
Itowever, the matches being store
away in the suburbs of - Quinn's ears, tle]
were ignited by coming in contact wit I
Gent's hands, which were made rough bj
honest toil. The hair was oily, and whu
followed was nothing more nor less thai
al (oil lire.
A bE9erlsnoslrI' Satgacety.
Herman llutter and Charles Whitman
of Missoulia, lielena,aried with rifles an<
accompanied by a deerhound, went up the
Hattlesnakc river in quest of game. Tho
climbed the mountains to the left of th
streamt and1( sepairated, ttaking opplosite 81(de
of the ridge, in hoipes of bagging a deer
Whlitmnan camte down the lUattlesnake aid
and soon after separating from lis coim
pantion lie slipped0( and fell, sliding Boil)
two htundred feet down the itounlain side,
He vainly entdeaivored to stop himself bi2
dliggintg into te artow with his hands tan
feet clutchiing~ at, brush and saplings, ti
just as lie was about, to be0 precipitiate
over thte clhff into the Jthttlesnaike, senm
fortsy feet, below, he fortunately cla~sped
strnig .saling with onte hand, and was let
dangling in the air over the precipice. II
a strongr effort lie managed to chisp th
taplintg with his firm in the elbow, ant
giraspm rg his wrist with the disengage
iiandl, awaited his inevitable fall wvith (let
peratton. lThe hound seeing htis mnaste
lall followed him to the edge of thet clii
andl whined piteously at, the predicatmen
of lis hiutmn friend. $uddenlry lie das~he
over the lill like a deer arid diisaplpearedl
Wheni nearly exhausatedl, Whitman htear
is comtpaion, I [utter, above him, con
paion, ilutter, aibove himt, coming to hi
assistance. lI[e gathered reine wed couat
andt~ hetld on dhesperately ill hilutter cam i
(hown with a rope and rescued himn from
his perilous position. ilutter says he ha
gonie butt a shiort dismtance whten the dlog ra
off. lIepetinsg the sttange mnonwavrr
ilutter sutspectedl something wrotnged tan
followed the dlog to Whtttmani's resente.
An Importantf Uorporal.
it is related that (hiring the America
llevointemo thte corporal of a little con
paniy was giving orders to those undler hii
relative to ii piece of timtber, which the
were endeavoring to raise up to the toplc
Some military works they were repairing.
Th'le timtber went up witht dilliculty, an
otn this accounit the voice of the little gret
mant was often heard, in regular vocnteri
tionts of "hleave away ! here site goe
An ofilcer, nijt in military costumle, wI
passing, and1( asked the ntoi.)n-misilone
ollcer why he did niot take hol aind rei
decr a little aid.
The latter astonishted, turning arouni
with all thte p)omp1 of ant emiperor, sil
"Sir, I amn a corpioral I"
"You tare, are yeoul" replied thte oflcot
"1 was riot, aware oi that," alnd takingt o
lis htt and bowing, the ofilcer said,
ask your patrdlon, Mr. Oorporal," and the
diisrmouintedi and( lifted till te perspiratic
stood in (drops on htis forchtead.
Whlenr the work was tinishted, tuirning
the commnantder, lie said: "Mr. Corporai
when you have another such job arid has
not mn r enough,send1( foryour conumane;
in-chlef, and I will come and help you
The. corporal was thtunderstruckl
was ntone other than Washnrgtou who ti
A Man with Horns,
A man with two horns growing ot o
his head is a curiosity not seon every day
Sich a'charactor, however, exists in Alex
andria, Virginia, and thither a reporter di
. rected hlit way. The possessor of the horns
o a negro named Droy iedick, was foul
E eating his dinner in a colored boardinj
L house at the corner of Alfred and Princ4
j streets. He is'a pure blooded African o
, coal black hue, medium height, with gra3
heard and iron gray hair. lie is a litti
. over sixty-four years of age, is apparentli
t quite intelligent, and would appear asquit(
3 an ordinary negro were it not that out oi
his forehead, a little to the left of the lefi
eye, two horns are growing. The longest,
i which curves over the left eye and ob.
1 structs the view, is three and a half inches
a long and three-quarters of an inch thick,
It Is a hard, bony substance anid looks pre
elsely like a sheep's horn. The other,
which comes from the same root, Is twc
inches long and one- quarter of an inch ir
diameter. It grows toward the right and
is curved. A very singular feature is that
the horns are not attached to the skull.
They seemed to groW front underneath the
skin of the forehead and -can be moveI to
and fro. In answer to a question Redick
stated that he had just arrived in Alexan
dria from Villiamston, Almartin county, N.
C., which place lie had left at the solicita
tion of 11. J. Howell, a colored man, who
proposes to exhibit him. -When asked if
he experienced any pain from the a nomal
OuS growth on his forehead he ans
-1"No; but when it first begaln to grow I
felt some pain."
''When was that ?"
"Wheu I was thirty-ilve years of age
I began to feel a pain Ii my forehead,
and in a short time I felt a hard substance,
which ultimately developed into horns."
"llave they given you any trouble
"Not the leasi.. I perform my work
without any trouble or m )oonvenience.'"
"Did any of your aicestors have a simi.
lar ailliction ?1'
"4My grandillother, when Ilbouit. my age,
had a horn or horny excresceece growing
from hiet- left arm. She had it Cut olT antd
in four days site died."
"That will prevent you froin allowing at
similar experimnt ?'
. "It wilt. I do not propose to allow any
experiments to be perfornied on me."
'llave you any children ?"
"llave any of themi hon-s ?"
'"None ; Lhough I have a daughter ovet
forty yeari of ago with thirteen childron.'
"Do the horns still grow ?"
I'Did the people in youi neiighborihood
- regard themi as remarkaile C'
"They were so used to seeing Lhemai that
they did not think they were anything un.
usual," answeret thle hiornted aan in cn.
ri ona a Laark.
'The longevity of the Cape Cod people i
n uare-btol, ao uao sh,:. .IAl. .,,
lution. These qualities had an amusint
illustrat ion on otto of the Old Colony pas
Senger trains recent.ly. Tie car wits well
tilled, ntiid com1tfor-tablly testing well towaIrt
the centre wits an aged lady, sweet facet
an(I gentc of micn, ace ipanied by lie
daughter. At one of the stations there ean
tered ana alert, sinat 11old lady, <Iick it
speech and movement. Taking a seat (i
recily in front of the first old lady, whon
she quiely surveyed a lew ta11aieits, sl(
"Goiig far mam?'
"To New Bedford," wats the reply.
"Is your hoaine therc, marl?"
"No, it is on the Cape. im to visit I
daughter iii New Bedford "
| "'May I asj( yourL age?"
i "CertLainlay; eighity-four year-s."'
-''Lit, you show it. Now, I've just. bee1
3 visitiing lor a few weeks, ad tam til m)i
-way home. Tniei'e is a few things I wani
Sto see to theret, anld straigaiten ount, and thea
Ji citof for awnatther- visit. I traivel about, a
good dent, tiuch to soime folks' attinoyatne
Sbecause I'm so 01ld. Bitt wvhen I cana't taL'
care of miyself ll stop. I - can hol a
ownt yet with conuductors andat bamggage ms
a tat-s, and don't take naone of their sass
tthough I dlon't find miuch of that on thi
t- road. Now how old do yaou take mue t
U "I~ cainnot guiess; how (old are- you?" was
.1 "Ninety- eight-goinig on ninety..ninei
And I say when I cain't take care of mtysel
rll stop traveling; whten I cant't see to
Sthbread a needle I'll stop) sowing, and wnel
SI cana'L enjoy living I'll stop breathing. Se
therie now. But I get out, here. NameL
-Yes, 1.,'s Nancy Itanidall, and I live a
AL arion. Comue and see mue. Good-bye."
-And~ with a not andh a snmile time younj
Swoinana of arlai-y a centurty p~assedl qjlcki;
adownt the aisle wi the Stop) of ahntost,
e girl, leaving thme p~assengers almost mn won
"l der at her remarkale vigor and vitality
d 'IThe fIrst old laidy, whlo is the miothier o
none of the Old C'olony'sa tirusted condiuctort
'i really appheatredh to grow younag again as sh
coitmmentedl uponi the sup',erior smuartntess c
hera aged lirtend. N4owhtere btut on th
Cape Cod tram could such a scenc lbe du
licatedd Eighty- four and ninety -night
oil on ia hark. "Su~ichm tha''
A F'~oaaathels coi'utry.
a A man recetly receivedl a woodcut pi(
y ture of Gleor-ge Washington, andi p~inned
f to the wall neatr his offlce door. One dan
while at his work his little gIrl came int
d his rbomn, and1(, espying the piic'ure, star'te
*t the following dialogue:
.- "Who is that a picture of, papa?"'
I "'Wash ingto'n."
" Whto was Washington?"
g "'Faither. of thin countriy.'"
a '"Why wits he called father of his comia
"Ilecauise lie fought for its independaetne
d anid was a great and~ goodi ma."
I ''Is he alive nowv, papa?"
'"Whien (lid lie die?"
it "December 14ith, 1799."
I "'Who is father of tis country naow
n "No one; it's fatherless."
Thes little girl was silent a few nmomenti
.o andl thian enaquired:
I, "Was he the little boy that coulhin't te
e a lie?"
r- "Th'le same "
a "Well, this country will niever has
another father, will it, papa?"
[t And the cnversation was conclued wit
ts the emphatic remark
"Ne4verl not even a stel)-father."
Itues For Skater.
f Never get out of anybod4's road.
if any one Is in your road n't go round
him-go straight through hlmf
When you find yourself failhg bring
soni one else down with you, and be sure
to keep on top.
Don't burden yourself with any extra
wraps; shivering is pleasant oQcasionally.
If you happen to own skates don't lend
them to your little brotliot', littie sister, or
any one else.
If you happen to get uncomfortably
warm, hand your ulster or seal skin sacque
to the first one who comes alogg. They'll
keep it with pleasure.
Always carry temperance tracts about
you; then if you want to leave your girl for
a few moments to get a hot legnonade, toll
her you saw a fellow in the distance you
wanted to give a tract to; she'll believe you.
If you give her a peppermint lozenge when
you come back, she '1 believe you more
Skaters would do well to reiember that
love on skates always runs smAth. A fel.
low that owns a good pair bf skates, a
commanding ulster and a jaunty cap, can
have pick and choice of girls.
If your stralis and buckles get out of or
der, swear at them, bottled anger Is bad
for the soul.
If a green skater asks your assistance,
don't give it; people ight take you ftw a
If a pretty girl comes along and capsizes
at your feet, pick her up tend4ly and offer
If your sister takes a tumble, make out
you don't see her; it's terribly stupid work
to play the agreeable to an old poke like
If you fall don't be in a hurry gottia0g
up; you can take a rest, and if a dozen trip
and double up over you It will only make
sport for the crowd.
Don't learn to skate by the old-fashioned
methods; try spread-eagle at once.
- Nettinig Codilsh.
oi inany years, in the early days of the
codishery, the only nethod of taking the
iush was by the use of what are 'now termed
hand lines, to distinguish them from set
lines or trawls. At length trawl fishing was
introduced, to the intense disgust of the
hand-liners, who declared that the trawlers
would kill off all the fish, or at least thin
them out to such an extent as to destroy the
alihing business; but the use of trawls be
caie nore and more coimnon, until now
the hand-line fishing done is but trifling.
Recently we were informed that a new moth.
od of capturing codfish had been introduced,
to wit : the employment of a gill net, with
which the trawlers were as much displeased
as the hand liners were with the trawls on
taeir first, appearance. This statement we
were at first lIclined to regard as a "fish
story," but we are assured that it is true,
and that cod nets are In use by seo eral ves
sels, one of them being the Northern Eagle
of Gloucester Mass., with satisfactory re
sults to the parties using them.' The cod
i not is described as by no meais a costly
-- 'i-l.. -nd kpm-ne naar thn bottom of
the sea, and in consequence the net In only
-iade about three fathoms wide; the ordin
ary seine twine is used, and the meshes
spread ten inches, so that only the large
fish are taken. One - edge of the net Is
weighted, to keep it on the bottom, the
otfher edge being buoyed by hollow balls
of glass; the net is set with anchors at
each end, left out over night, the same as
i a trawl, and-hauled In at the first opportun
ity, We can see no reason why this plan
should not work well, and no valid objec.
tions to its use. The mesh used being so
large, the small and unmarketable fish-of
which thousands upon thousands are killed
i and thrown away -by the trawlers-will not
be taken at all; and the expense of pro
curinag bait, anid the disagreejable and te
dilous lob of baiting trawis are avoide'd.
A Water Filter.
Rainu water is much hoalthier- than hard
water as a beverage, and the following
ill lbe found an easy and cheap way to
lit It for dirink~ing p~urposes: IHave an oak
tubl made, holdmng fromi half to a barrel,
according to the amount needed in the
famIly ; let it stand on end with a faucet
necar the bottom-or I prefer a hole, through
the bottom near the front sidee, with a
tuibe In It, which prevents the water troni
rotting the outside of the tub.- Then
put clean pebbles three or four Inches iu
thiickniess over the bottom of-the tub. Now
.hiave charcoal pulverized to the size of
Ssmitl)Cpea (that made from hard maple Is
the best), and put in a half bushel or so at
ia time; p~oured it. down qite 1lrmliy, and
then put in more and pound again until
thme tub is fillied to within eight inches of
the top ; again put on two inches more of
the p~ebbles, and thea put a piece of clean
white lanel over the whole top to act as
Th'ie flannel can be washed bccasionally
ib remove the impurities coliected from
the waiter, and it might be well to put a
flannel between the pebbles and the bot
Stom also. Whon tile charcoal become'.
Ifoul it can be renewed as before, but wvill
work a whole season without ieniewing.
-Put on your water freeiy until It becomes
clear, when you will be as well satisfied as
you would be0 if it rain throughi a patent
filter costing six times as much as this. A
large Janr to hold'the filtered water can be
set in the ice box it preferred, or an occa
sional pieoe of ice can be put in the water;
tbut if thme filter is tot in the cellar, as IL
Y should be, the water will be sulliciently
cool for health. Tlhis makes a good eider
I ijlter, also-frst straining the eider through *;
cotton to free it from the coarsest pa
TheC L~ast, Shmot.
- An English frigate was obliged to strike
her colors to a b'rench vessel of superior
e Lorce, The English captain, on resigning
his swordi, was treated rather roughly by
the French conunander, whos reproached
lham for having, contrary to the usages of
war, shuot pieces of glass from hais gains.,
TIhae 10nglishi oflcer, conscious that no such
thing huud beoii doune, made inquiry Into the
matter among his men, and found the fabit
to have beeni this: An Irish seaman, just
before the Vies~sel struck, took a parcel o(.
shillhngs out of his pocket, and swearimg'
the French rascals should have none ofj
them, wrapped them in a piece of rag aad
thrust them into his gun, exclaiming "but
e us see what a bribe can dol" These shid.
hungs flying about the vessel were mistaken
h by the F~rench for glass. Trhe above expla
nation not only satione~d them,but put themi
in groat good humor with their captive.