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VOITXLS ~ W1NNSBORO, sTa. WEDNESDAY^AUGUST 26, 1885. _ , NO. 4. |
Metrctfi ...e Meter.
I Jiiscrutib>, consolidated !i;ir.
And cri.-i r.v <?f wheels :uid things.
Tli:it j-s our m " .'.hiy bilLs for gas mount
And inlo every i-'^eoftold trouble brings!
. Here won.'d you n* >. iv* loaded with the curs*
^ Of ati< ry men w jv lu tcvilemcnt vie,
Ci.uM tin se poor, iacman, weak, and baiting:
ffif* Get over words "S fast you can lie.
IIow meek and co..n-f?ced your dire delusion
How secret and in^.'iable your sin!
How quiet!v you work in-safe seclusion.
I>ajiy and nigh tly drawing dollars in 1
Explain your vwjt wondrous powers of
The si crets of >ov.t prison-house declarc! j
/1sw,4? it IIli.lt ?!i<> Kite's redUO
Becomes a: ?. iktry, a fraud, a snare?
What is ther?>4 y??ir cormorantist nature.
Your mechanism wierd and intricate,
__ That make* you swallow up a Legislature
^ ~ -i uij h-%1-3 and bind the people ol a state?
^ --V1.TT- ^ttw one rule of law will be completer, i
And by an honest Legislature then
Strict justice will be meted to the meter.
And peace at last possess the souls of men.
** ?New York World, j
KL' A MORTAL "TACWIX."
How :i Newspaper Reporter Became Ac.
qa?iut?I With Ilis Future Wife.
If 1 may trust the flatter:n;r truth of sleep,
"VT,- iWomc m:tm? iovfu! news at
My bosom's lord sits lijrhtly on his throne,
Aii<!. ail this day. an unaccustomed spirit
^ Lilts me above the world with cheerful
' Kdward Manchester and I were boys
together. We fished in the same
brooks, occupied the same desks at
school, and climbed the old Kew Ea<rl;-r''
hills in company. The current
fof e-- youthful lives ran in the same
channel, until, wheu standing at the I
portals of early manhood, our paths j
wiOaiy diverged. v I
Following the guidance of his arnt
bition he became a printer's appren- J
tiee. drifted into editorial work, and 1
ililUitV UIV J.U HUO
then that I lost ail trace of Inni. I cntered
college, in due time completed
* the prescribed course of study, and
after graduation became attached to
the United States coast survey. So it
' * happened that after fifteen years' separation
\vc met again at Los Angeles,
k (Jal., whither I had been ordered on
duty. Of course our boyhood's friendship
was renewed. He was now the
editor and publisher of a prosperous
journal and the same hale and hearty
good fellow of my early association. To
his hospitable home I was invited and
it was the happiest, cheeriest fireside at
^ which I was ever privileged to sit.
sbtgk, His wife, who was at least ten years
M* inninr. was a woman of rare men
9 tal qualifications, ary.1 her assistance to
r - him in his profession, and likeness of
spirit, had brought the yair into perfect
harmony which it was most pleasing
Sitting in his library o:ie evening,
just at the beginuing of the rainy sea%
sou. when the cheerful wood-tire in the
open grate :s an actual necessity, our
conversation turned upon the subject
of dreams. I doubted whether they
were in any decree prophetic, and
* maintained with ardor the opinion that
jP* dreams were simply due to a disordered
nervous system, citing many learn^
psychologists in support of my the"Yon
lwxy not believe me," said my
Bp friend, "but, nevertheless, I know that
dreams are sometimes forecasts of
things to occur. 1 say I know this to
be true because the most important
event of my life was brought to pass
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LI1U lilUUUUW Ui tl J.W
is perhaps true that coarse natures do
x not 'entertain angels unawares' when
^ sleep hovers over them and enchains
W their senses but there are line or- 1
ganizatious possessed of a sixth sense j
and that extraordinary attribute is
only awakened when all the others are
^ iu repose." !
niat is a novel i iea," I replied, j
I do not care to accept it as true
;tt definite and convincing proof, j
ver, what was your dream? After i
j heard it related and am inform- j
iat came of it i>erhaps I may be- j
a convcrt to yonr new philos- j
nocking the ashes from his cigar
uuu settling himself comfortably in iiis
^ easy chair, ray friend prrveeded to re^
late the following cxiraordinarv inciJ
"Some years ago I was employed on
the reoortorial staff of a Chicago news- j
paper. It was up-hill work, and my
^ saiary was not munificent In fact,
flpft, there were frequently times when the I
fete v' ends utterly and positively refused to
meet. One night I repaired to my
?L *5 sixth-storv room a good deal out of
humor with myself and the world.
Pf Like most other newspaper men I had
grown cynical, so plainly were the
shams and deceits of humanity held up
1 to my view in the course of my daily
Bmu. tasks. It was in November, and a chill
* wind blew in from the lake, toward
which my room faced. I stirred the
W -fire and sat down to commune with
myself. The blaze dispersed a radiant
. heat: a sense of warmth and comfort
E stole over my heart and brain; and
after a little I fell fast asleep. I say
? fast asleep, and yet I hardly believe
that was my actual condition, for in
all my slumber it seemed to me that I
( was possessed of every faculty.
"I was transported to Arabia. The
x sun was sinking behind a typical East,
ern city, and its fading glories lighted
tip the domes and minaruts of many an
imposing mosque. I was in trouble as
to the course I should pursue. The
people were ail strange and forbidding
in appearance, and uttered not a word
as they strode on, with staffs in their
hands, toward the city, while in the
f- opposite direction to that in which my
course seemed to lie reposea me ap- i
V- parent unending, drifted sands of the
lip*' desert From the cjjy a perfume as of
sweec spices was vaif ted, while from
the desert a hotflnd withering blast
assailed me with its scorching breath. |
raL ^ "Sudden^ - woman stood beside
Iptefr " me. I 001?" not tell from what quargpr
ter she hpc/approaehed. She was clad
in the gnlfb of an Arabian maiden, her
face artfully concealed beneath a turj||feian,
Jffom which depended a heavy
/ She spoke to me?I have never
0Qe ot^er v?ice so sweet and
|h ?5?^r**"Usical? and addressed me in my na- |
tive ton ?rue.
f" 'Whither dost thou go, mortal?'
" 'In truth I do not know,' was my
response. 'Duty seems to demand
that I should cross the desert waste before
me, but my way is not plain,
neither do I believe I shall survive the
trials and fatigue of the journey. Inclination
impels me toward the city,
where all is repose, and where the
fmost luscious fruits tempt my eyes and
the perfume of rare exotics is grateful
to my senses.'
" 'Touch them not. The fruit is the
apple of Sodom, and is as ashes upon
the tongue. The odors which seem so
delicious and entrancing are deadly
f poisons; whoever breathes them is condemned
to forever wear a heart of
stone. Follow me; and I will lead yon
to a havcu of safety, for has not Allah
intrusted you to my care? Doubt not
! my sincerity, for if you do so you will
i fall and faint by the way.'
44 'And who arc you. good lady?
! Knw n:m von resist the deadly perils of
the trackless desert? If I trust you, I
what assurance have I that you will i
not lead me forth to die anil be forever
lost in the ever-shifting sands?'
" 'Ask your own heart, ana be mindful
of its dictates. 1 cannot deceive
you if I would, for Allah has created
me to keep watch and guard over you.' !
"I was convinced that the maiden
; spoke truly. Turning to my veiled
j companion, after one last glance to;
ward the city, i said:
" "Lead on. I will follow you without
reserve. I put my trust in you, although
the way appears difficult and
the end is as closely veiled in obscurity
and doubt as are your features hidden
from my sight.1
"She turned and walked fleetly
across the desert, and s^on the blissful
city was lost from view below the horizon,
and all around us lay the silent,
"Day after day and night after
night we plodded ou. Sometimes an
awful sense of weariness oppressed me;
my feet sunk to the ankles in the remorseless,
yielding sands; the intense
heat shriveled my skin and parched my
lips. But my companion, was never
j weary and paused not. If I turned
laggard she prompted me to greater
exertion with the words: 'Even the
desert has an end. Yonder lies your
way. The troubles you now endure
are but blessings in disguise. At the
end there is eternal pcacc and a laurel
wreath for your brow. Would you
fall now, after you have suffered so
"At each sound of her voice my faith
was renewed as if by magic and my
j strength came back to me.
"It'seemed to me that months had |
I been consumed iu our journey, when at |
last we attained the banks of a limpid
stream. Beyond it was a stretch of
palms and cedars, intermingled with
luxurious plants and the most exquisite
" 'You have attained the reward .of
your sufferings,1 said my guide. 'Here
at last is rest and peace. All tyour
journeyings arc at an end and now
comes your reward. Henceforth you
will never know a want, but pass your
remaining days on earth in doing good
to your fellows. Our paths lie a little I
__ ? u.,4. f .?:n I
| apart irurn ims iimu, urn x ?>m ??vvt^u
over you. A sense of ray presence will
always be vouchsafed to you, and in
Paradise we shall be reunited.'
"'But,' I implored, 'why must you
leave me? You have been my good
angel, my guide, my savior in all the
trials which have beset my path. Remain
ever at my side, for L may yet
fail without your aid.'
4 'I would that it might be so; but I
fear it cannot. Be patient. In another
state of existence we cannot be part
'Then let me see your face once
before we part Your voice has sustained
me?to look, upon your features
would be far greater bliss.'
" 'Know you not that the face of an
Arab maiden is ever veiled? Even so
it is with the angels when in human
company. If you should but look into
my eyes I should become human like
yourself; though our companionship
nrmld never end.'
"'And that is my chief desire,' was
my response; and seizing her veil I tore
it from her face. It was not a countenance
of rare beauty, as the world ordinarily
judges the blandishments of
women; but it was pure and sweet and
true. It touched my heart as never
had woman's face appealed to it before.
"The great soulful eyes looked steadfastly
into my own. 'You have found
me, after years of vain searching, and
released me from my bondage. Henceforth
am I with you to the end of life.
For you I was created, and faithful will
I remain unto you ;until death; and
even the grave will not hide us from
! each other.'
"I awoke, The lire had died away
IU CLUUViSf iXllU Liiv^ lUUiii ?> uo
cold. Long I marveled what such a
dream could portend. Weeks rolled
by, and the face of the Arabian maiden'
was ever before me. The months
passed into years?and still every lineament
of those angelic features and
the expression of the deep, soulful eyes
remained implanted in my memory.
Half unconsciously I scanned the faces
of thousands in the busy streets, but
, among an me slurrying mroii"; ucut,
face was never encountered. Still, I
was impressed that one day I should
find it. 1 persevered in my profession,
and, when downcast by adverse fortunes,
that silent 'face strengthened
me, as it had in my dream of the journey
across the desert."
"I had become intensely interested,
for my friend was an excellent storyteller.
At this poiut he paused.
"\Vell,v said I, inquiringly, "what
came of it?"
"Two years ago," he continued, "I
came to San Francisco. One da}',
shortly after my arrival, I was standing
on a street-corner waiting for a
car. and in the meantime turned and.
carelessly glanced at a case of photographs
displayed at the foot of a flight
of stairs leading to an artist's studio.
I gave a start as my face rested upon
one face. The deep, dark eyes looked
into mine, the regular features, the
very folds of the hair, caught up gracefully
over the high, intellectual forehead,
were those of the maiden of my
"I lost all interest in the car and
hastened up the stairway to the studio.
The photographer evidently considered
me an escaped lunatic.
"You have a picture in your case beI
Um _ nrti/M-n T inmiirrif? nprVODS
picture! Why, there are two
I hundred! How should I know wb'ch
one you mean?'
I 44 'Very true; I did not think of that,
i But, pardon me, sir, one of those pho|
tographs reminds mc most forcibly of
I an absent friend whom I greatly desire
I to iipd. Will you be kind enough to
lend me your aid in the matter?'
44 'Certainly, sir. Your manner
when you first came in led mc to doubt
your sanity. However, I am now reassured,
and shall be most happy to
His kindness availed little. Tue
photographer could not ten to wnom.
the picture belonged. He concluded
that it must be the order of a transient
visitor to the city; the negative had
been destroyed?and so I departed in a
ruore disturbed condition of mind than
"I had intended to pursue my profession
in Southern California, as close
attention to work had induced a pulmonary
complaint from which in this
mild climate I hoped to obtain relief,
but all my energies were directed to
wards finding the original of the haunting
"I secured an engagement upon the
staff of an evening newspaper. Wherever
I went?in church, theater, or upon
the streets?ray whole soul was absorbed
in searching fvr what a major- I
ity of persons would call an illusion. |
In the fulfillment of my duties I was
sent to furnish a report of the commencement
exercises of a woman's
college at Oakland, just across the bay.
Some strange impulse moved me to
send down my report and to accept an
invitation from the president of the
faculty to attend an evening reception !
'at the college hall. This was not in |
consonance with my ordinary habits. ;
for a peculiar and sometimes most un- j
pleasant dillldcncc led mo to avoid :
rather than seek public assemblages of
the kind. The night was warm, and
the ladies sought the pleasant balconies
overlooking the bay to enjoy the
refreshing breeze from the Pacific." As
I sauntered up to one of the windows I
observed a young woman, who in some j
mysterious way did not impress mo as !
a stranger, gazing abstractedly into !
the starry depths overhead. Thinking |
that it was some one to whom I had ;
been introduced during the evening, I j
aroused her from her reverie by a com- :
monplace remark. As she turned her
face towards mine our eyes met I
started back in astonishment. I had
met the lady of my dream!
14 'Pardon me, biH we have met before
I believe,' I said half-apologeticallv,
as soon as I could collect my scattered
44 4I do not know.sir; there is certain
ly a familiar tone in your voice.' She
spoke in. the same sweet and bewitching
tones so deeply lixed in my memory.
In my confusion, I quickly added:
" 'It must have been in Arabia.'
"The eyebrows were arched in surprise.
" *1 think not, sir,?I have never traveled
in the East.'
' Well, to cut my story short, a lasting
friendship was formed then and
there. You have met Mrs. Manchester.
She has proved all that my dream
foretold. It is true that she has no
recollections of having been iuy companion
in the desert sands of Africa,
but I am none the less convinced that
she is the 'tacwin' from whose lovely
face I snatched the veil."?Edxin IIusieli
Morse, in Chicago Tribune.
a ? ?
A. Boss' Mistake:
There is a saloon out on Grand River
avenue which has long been the headquarters
of the i'oss from Bossville.
Whatever he asserted in politics, religion,
social science, or finance had to
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DC HCC6pi6U US ui 111^ mvuii*
mash the dissenter. He w:\s a lighter
and a hard hitter, :md most of his victims
came to their senses to softly inquire
if the cyclone had left anybody
A pair of events happened the other
day to astonish the Boss, and flis cohorts.
He was laying down the law
on evolution, and just aching for somebody
to dispute lnrn, wiien a stranger
with venerable gray locks and venerable
white whiskers came in for a glass
of beer. He listened to the Boas for a
moment, and then, to the horror of the
select circle present, lie boldly challenged
the corrcctncs-j of each aud till
"Stranger!" said the Boss, as lie
rose up with an electric light of 400candle"
power in each eye, "d'ye mean
to dispute me?"
"Sartin I dol"
"I won't jam you through the floor,
I won't!" said the Boss in a voice
which wobbled with emotion, "nor I
won't send you home in the ambulance,
wThank you!" interrupted the old
"But I'll head you for outdoors and
give you a short ride on the toe of my
boot "to teach you manners."
With that he grabbed the venerable
whiskers with his right hand, and
clutched the venerable gray locks with
ihe other. Both pulled away, and as
he stood holding them in his hands a
thunderbolt dodged in on his n<jse. As
he went down he had a dim consciousness
that the house was falling in, and
that the Town of Bossville had been
1 A. .1,1 rri^ ^
swept away oy a uuai waye. jlub
stranger worked awav at him until
tired oat, and then drank his lager,
picked up his disguise, and left the
place with the remark:
"Some of you had better tell him
that he took a dose of laughing-gas.
It will sort o' let him down easy.'1
When the Boss finally opened his
eyes to ask what had happened they
tried the laughing-gas dodge on him,
but it was no go. He gathered his
punched head and bruised body into a
bundle and went out and sat down on
the commons and slowly figured it all
out by himself. The Boss had been
downed. Bossism wqs played out?
Uelroil Free F/ess.
Sharp California Cobblers.
A short time since some half dozen
ladies were discussing foot wear, and
it transpired that they all had the same
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SilOCIULiKUr, UllU tlJ.lt uc u>iu - lavluauj
raised them from $12 to $16 a pair lor
their best shoes. if you notice the
well-dressed ladies doing their late
morning or early afternoon shopping
you will find the greater number
of them shod with disreputable, rundown-at-thc-heel
specimens, but don't
imagine that poverty or want of better
is tile cause. The new shoes are being
stretched on a large-sized last at
the maker's, or on the feet of some
smaller friend or sister. Ladies try
all manner of read}*-made articles?always
too tight?until they are finally
obliged to resort to shoes made to order.
The maker, to secure a customer,
is tit first moderate in his charges; but,
as soon as he finds himself to a certain
extent indispensable, he increases his
price just so much as he thinks they
will stand. I have known as high as
$20 to be paid for a pair of shoes that
gave no outward sign of their value,
but their wearer felt it impossible to.
walk in any other kind. Imagine having
to shoe a family of girls alflicfed
with a like expensive notion.?San
The chisel was employed for Inscribing
on stone, wood and metal. It was
so~ sharpened as to suit the material
operated on, and was dextrously handled
by ail early artists. The style, a
sharp-pointed instrument of metal,
ivory or bone, was used for writing on
wax tablets. The style was unsuitable
I Or XIOIUIU^ H uuiu, iituv;g \s*.
reed was. cmplo\-ed for writing on
parchment. Reeds continued to be
used till the eighth centurj, though
quills were known ia the middle of the
seventh. The earliest author who uses
the word penna for a writing pen is
Isadorus. who lived in that "tcntury.
TIIE LOCUST. *?
A Il.imblin but Truthful Coiunoont on
the Most Wonderful of all Insects.
The thirteen-year locust has mad<?
his appearauce in Arkansaw. The locust
always wears hi? shirt open in thev
back, and" a recent articic in the Scientific
Iusectcferist. declares that the 1qeust
led to the discovery that shirts iK
which opc:i in the back are the most
convenient. There are two species of
locusts: One class is seventeen years .
old at the time of birth, the other class
only shows a registration of thirteen
years. There is very little di Here nee
between the two classes, that is, human
investigation devclopes but little dill'er- "
ence, but the ioctists themselves main- >
tain a social breach which years have
failed to bridge over. A 17 locust and
a 13 locust, although their clothes are
cut in very much the same fashion, do
not linger in each other's society.
The locust does not. eat corn, cabbages
or cucumbers. b:it goes into the
woods and splits rail timber. How he
can split a piece of wood that would
l iuut the couragc of the professional
mil-maker has not been explained. He; =
may have an improved maul and
wedge which he keeps carefully concealed
from the meddlesome eye of the
curious. While at work he sings a
lo'y, droning song, never attempting
to change his time, but with his un
winking eye on the business in hand,
ho docs his best to prevent his neighbor
from singing moro discordantly
than he liimscif-is doing.
One time, i:i Tennessee, locusts were
so numerous that the farmers turned
them under with a plow to fertilize the
ground with them. The farmers congratulated
themselves on the richness
ol Liioir coming crops, urn, wuuu m
the spring, they plowed the fertilized
laud, they were astonished to find, not
a sign of increased richness, but sixteen"
round holes to the square inch.
Since that time the land has produced
nothing but holes. This has rendered
ihe land practically worthless as no
market for the product can be found.
The greatest damage done by the locust
results from the attention which
no pays to young apple trees. He
would rather split a young apple tree
than to lead the festivities at a german,
and although this illustrates a pernicious
nature, yet sensible people do not
As ati article of diet, the locust has
found but little favor in America, but
in central Australia, the Bushmen eat
them with <jreut reiisli. it locusts must
ue oaten, it is said that they do best -in
boarding-house soup, for then you get
so few of tilCIU.
There is no affinity between the
grasshopper and the locust. The grasshopper
is, in the broadest sense, a
vegetarian. He illustrates the fallacy
o; the vegetarian principle for every one
who ? has studied entomology knows
licit the grasshopper is not so vigorous
:ta the mosquito or the wodd-tick.
The digestion of the locust is wonderful.
A.though having filled himself
with hard wuK timber, lie is not
siii^rs as merriiv as Uiougii^ifQH
T? W O mm> 1.1 I
were as empty as the stomach of a
mar who has partaken of refreshments
at the lunch counter of a church f;iir.
The locust can be traced b;.ck lo the
days of John the Baptist. John, it is
said, ate locusts and wild honey.
At one time it was thought that if
you planted a locust, a locust tree
would spring up, but a recent paper,
published in the Aorlk An.cricitn ltc
C,ti;u/V kuio iuv?u
Wliat the future of the locust wil. be,
no man Can tul!. Prof. Donuelly, who
conlirms tlie rumor that Bacon wrote
the plays attributed to Suakspeare,
says that ih?t locust, with his great idea
01 mathematics. wul, during years to
come, continue to multiply under the
face of the earth, ilo e.ainis to have
uiseovered :i cypnor uy which he cau
plainly demonstrate t.iis theory. lie is
at preseut eugu^eii i a book devoted
to this s'.ii'ji-ci. 1 ne .-ales ol the work
will no ilouui ue wry 'arge, but the assertions
JiikI uiifgcii proof of the
shrewd investigator saoiud bo received
with marked cauiim:. Matthew Arnold
holds a somewhat different opinion. He
says that the locust, like the mastodon,
sljp.ll pass awjy, and that skeletons of
this powerful insect will furnish to
future ages the only proof that it onco
existed. This is sad. It shows that
the world is not really progressive.
Noah, it has been satisfactorily
proved, did not take locusts witn mm
into the ark. As it was not a campaign
year, the great navigator could
not find a locust. After the flood had
subsided, Noah remarked to Ham:
"Put on your canvass, Ham, and
come along wich me."
"Whither?" Ham asked.
"Out in the field. I want to dig
down deep and sec if I can find any
They went out and dug, but found
none. Then Noah said that the locust
was extinct, but several years afterward,
when he had planted an apple
orchard, the locust came, chewed up
his trees and spat them over the fence.
Matthew Arnold should think of this in
ciaent, ior it snows tuat me iouusl is
immortal. King Pharaoh, Prince
Keno and Count Roulette, in their day,
recognized the power of the locustLet
not thoughtless man, in hurried
essay, be too free with his opinion.?
Too Much Collar.
What a nuisance a collar is, to be
sure! If the button on your neck-band
does not come off in the process of adjustment?and
sometimes it docs not?
even then the trouble is not over. On
the contrary, it is ouly just begun. If
you do not pin down the sides, ten to
one your collar will be climbing atop
of the neck-band and keeping you in a
continual fret all day lon^; and if you
undertake to pin the stiff linen in place
vou have <rot a sirusnrlc before you.
You push and push, and the mors you
push the more persistently does "the
pin refuse to penetrate. You throw
pin No. 1 down with a casual remark,
and take up pin No. 2. No. 2 deceives
you into believing that it is an honest
pin. The point enters the linen with a
charming docility, but when you would
drive it home, it doubles up into a fishhook,
and, with more casual remarks,
you lling it after No 1. You catch
with desperation a third pin, and giving
il a savage push, drive it half-way
up to the head into yonr thumb or finger.
Not' to mention the pain that
thiobs through your lacerated digit, the
fact that your collar is besmeared with
blood, and that it must come off and
you must begin operations de novo, is
enough to complete your transition
from a mikl and gentle good citizen into
a heartless villain. Yes, the collar
is a nuisance, with everything appertaining
to it.?Boston Transcript.
The country's supply of plate glass
ic nnw 1 000ODD hreves. The stock at I
this season is usually from 300,000 to
Tiie Bartholdi Statue.
When Patrick Henry put his old castiron
spectacles back on top of his head
and whooped for liberty he did not
know that some day we would have
more of it than we knew what to do
with. He little dreamed that the time
would come when we would have more
liberty than we could pay for. When
Mr. Henry sawed the air and shouted
for liberty or death I do not believe
that he knew that the time would come
when Liberty would stand knee-deep
in the mud of Bedloe's Island and
yearn for a solid place to stand upon.
It seems to me that we have too
much liberty in this country in some
ways. We have more liberty than we
have money. Wc guarantee that every
main in America shall iiil himself up
fulL-of liberty at our expense, and the
of an American he is the more liberty
he can have._ H he.desires, to enjoy
himself all he needs is a slight foreign.
accent and a" willingness to mix up
jvifu politics as soon as he can get his
4irtiv/ynA'A a#' Mia cfoomnr Tho mrvr/a T
study American institutions the more
I regret that I was not born a foreigner,
so that I coui . have something to
say about the management of our great
land. If I could not be, a foreigner, I
believe I would prefer to be a Mormon
or an Indian, not taxed.
I am often led to ask, in the language
of the poet, "Is the Caucasian
played out?" Most everybody can
.have a good deal of fun in this country
except the American. He seems to be
so busy paying his taxes all the time
that he has very little time to mingle
in the giddy whirl of the alien. That
is the reason that the alien who rides
jeflpss the United Scates on the "limited
mail" and writes a book about us
before breakfast wonders why we are
.1 - i rpi 4.
always 111 a nurrv. j.u;il 15 11115 icaauu
wc have to throw our meals into ourselves
with a dull thud aad have no time
lo maintain a warm personal friendship
with our families.
We do not care much for wealth,
but we must have freedom, and freedom
costs money. We have advertised
to furnish a bunch of freedom to
every man, woman, or child who comes
to our shores, and we r.re going to deliver
the goods whether we have any
left for ourselves or not What would
the great world beyond the seas say to
us if some day the blue-eyed Mormon,
w^th his heart full of love for our
female seminaries and our old women's
homes, should land upon our shores
and liud that we were using all the
What do we want of liberty, anyhow?
What could we do with it if wo
had it? It takes a man of leisure to
enjoy liberty, and we have no leisure
Whatever. It "is a good thing to keep
in the house "for the use of guests
only," but we don't need it ourselves.
Therefore I am in favor of a statue
of ^Liberty Enlightening the World, beeasisc
it will show that we keep it on
taftwinter and summer. We want the
whole broad world to remember that
wjjfen"& gets tired of oppression it can
^ ftg^feojj^^AmericajancL oppress us.
i^^F^W^Tlike it we can get on
the Steamer and go abroad, where we
may visit the effete monarchies and
have ajiigh old time.
The sigut of the Goddess of Liberty
standing there in New York Harbor
night and day, bathing her feet in the
rippling sen, will be a good thing. It
will be tirst-rato. It may - also be pro
duetive of good in a direction that
many have not thought of. As she
stands there day after day bathing her
feet in the broad Atlantic, perhaps
some moss-grown Mormon moving toward
the far West, a confirmed victim
of the matrimonial habit, may iix the
bright p.cture in his so-called miud,
and remembering how, on bis arrival
in New y?,rk, he saw Liberty bathing
her feet witli impunity, he may be led
in after years to try it tfti himself.?
JSilL .Y/,c, in Liusiwi Globe.
Yotiujr George Gould.
Speaking of George Gould, it was he
who first introduced Freddy Gebhard
to Airs. Langtry. Apropos of the introduction,
George tells me the following
"Not long after the introduction
there was a coolness between Gebhard
and myself, the reason of which it is
not necessary to explain now. One
evening I was at the Brunswick, when
Freddy accosted me. I saw there was
something strange in his manners, but
I took no notice of it.
" 'I hear,' said Freddy, 'you told a
reporter that you considered me a
fool. Is that true?1
" 'Everybody has a right to his own
opinion, Mr. Gebhard,' I replied. 'Possibly
I may have said so.'
" 'Then, sir, I shall take satisfaction.'
" 'Go siiead Mr. Gebhard, and we'll
have Billy Edwards as referee. When
shall it be?' I asked smilingly.
"Freddy noticed my amused manner,
and there was a general laugh.
'Oh, if you only said it in fun I'll say
no more about it, you know, only I
thought these .;o>vspapcr fellows were
"That's the last I heard of Freddy's
intentions, and as we usually salute
each other when we meet, nothing
came of it. Still, one must be responsible
for his opinion, mustn't he?"?
Scu) York Correspondence.
How General Brewster Met His
A gentleman from Pennsylvania and
t.lio renorter were talking last nie'ht
about ex-Attorney General Brewster.
Reference was made to the fact that
Mrs. Brewster was a granddaughter of
Benjamin Franklin, and that 3fter her
husband died she was a clerk in tho
"I will tell you," said the gentleman
from Pennsylvania, "about the first
meeting between the ex-Attorney-General
and his wife. Brewster, as a lawyer,
had some business before tho bureau
of the Treasury in which his wife
was employed. He went into the room
in which she was at work. Looking
up and catching a sight of her future
husband, she involuntarily exclaimed
to the lady seated next to her: 'Well,
that is the ugliest man I ever saw in
my life.' Brewster took off his hat,
and bowing very politely to the surprised
lady, said: 'Thank you madame;
I always like to hear a lady
speak frankly what she thinks.1 An
acquaintance followed, and a marriage
came after. .Brewster lias irequenuy
twitted liis wife about the first words
she ever spoke to him."?Washington
Oatmeal, long considered a good article
of diet in dyspepsia, is Delieved
by many physicians to be a prolific
cause of that affection. Mr. Bartholomew
says that Carlyle suffered greatly
f*om dyspeptic symptoms, which were
invariably aggravated after eating oatmeal.
Searching for Treasure.
Capt. Thomas E. French, of Atlantic
City, a candidate for the superintendence'
of the life-saving stations on the
Jersey coast, has recently succeeded
in a long-cherished design?the purchase
of a tract of fast land known as
Chestnut neck, on the Little Egg Harbor
river, where it is supposed British
gold is buried. The property contains
125 aft-es, and is situated in Galloway '
township, Atlantic county, about
twelve miles from the ocean, and is
noted for its game and fish. Capt
French is a famous repository of local
lore and droll sea yarns, one of the latter
of which he spun to Vice President
Hendricks the other day at Atlantic
City, which threatened to asphyxiate
that statesman with laughter.
When a boy he was told by an "old
inhabitant" the story of a historic skir
mish that took place on. the river at I
Chestnut neek between a party of colonists
and a detachment of Britishers
for the possession of a valuable English
transport ship. This vessel had'
Deen captured off the coast of Atlantic
county by an American privateer, and
afterward run up the Little Egg Harbor
river to the fast land at Chestnut
neck. Here she was run aground and
was supposed to be safe from the cohorts
of George IV. It is said she
contained vast quantities of stores for
the British forces then operating for
the subjugation of the colonies, and it
is vaguely hinted that she had on board
several chests of gold for the paymasters
of the English armies. There was
a vendue of her effects, which lasted
for several days and was attended by
the Jersey men from miles and miles
One dark night, before the auction
eer's hammer had knocked down the
whole of her cargo, the British organized
an expedition to recapture her.
Their barges stole noiselessly up the
little river, but before they reached
the spot where the transport lay high
and dry the watchful patriots discovered
them-and opened tire upon them
from the banks. One of the heroes of
the midnight battle was William Gaskill,
who was blessed with cat-like
eyes, to,see in the dark, and which peculiarity
is inherited by his descendants.
Tradition says that every time
he blazed away at the barges with his
old flint lock an oar dropped into the
river. He killed eleven men.
It is not known which party was vie
lonous, DUl U1C Liuubpui~i> was ecu uu
fire and burned. At a very low tide
her gaunt and charred timbers can yet
be seen sticking out from the sand.
The recollection of this episode of the
revolution had been forgotten by every
one except Capt Tom French and a
few old residents. The captain had
for years entertained the idea of purchasing
the wreck and adjacent property.
Learning that it was for sale he
quietly bought it He is confident that
an exploration of the wreck will reward
the searcher for his pains.
There have been valuable pieces of
gold-mounted cutlery picked up in the
vicinity of the old hulk. The Townsend-Wrecking
Foint, has made a proposition to Capt.
French to blow up and explore his marine
corpse for 50 per cent of whatever
of value is found. It is believed that
enough copper can be obtained from
her to more than pay for the trouble
/if rrnrtirirr it Tn n of YVfiebs
v* ~ X
Capt. Frcnch will organize a private
expedition and begin active operations
in search of the supposed treasure.?
What a Writer Thinks of Society.
"Society regulates collectively the
morals of its members."
"In society there is no friendship.
These people are an aid to you so long
as they face you; let them turn their
backs and you are in the dark."
"Society never forgives you if you
disappoint it in its estimate of you."
"There is nothing society is more
willing to do than condone, particularly
where the sinner has no need of active
"He could say 'thank you1 with the
inflection that made the commonplace
like the condensation of a sonnet."
"He could put on a glove with such
a grace that the woman who saw him
wnnM hfivp. kissfid his ham!."
"There won't be a smile given you
to-night that the person giving it does
not count on gaining a percentage for
the amiability shown."
"He's like a sentiment of Byron, embodied
in the most perfect shape a
man can take."
"The court paid him was merely a
form of supercilious condescension
which wealth and 'birth' sometimes
amuse themselves by lavishing on wit
"Self-interest lie had found to be the
key of human action."
"The world doesn't give its whole
heart to the ravisher of its favors."
"He was sensitive to the proprieties
as only those are who take on refinement
through extraneous teachings."
"A self-made man. he secret.lv
adored the conditions and herediia
ments that no genius, no efforts can attain."
"He worshiped money, and panted
for the precedence it gives in a new
society, where character is slow in producing
its due influence.1'
The spear of truth is singularly
blunt before the armor of egotism and
habit engendered by social rivalries
and human frailty."
In a large city a man is sometimes
well thought of even if he cannot pro
duce a tree exnioiting revolutionary or
Mayflower ancestry; in the Valedos?
never!"?Maxims from "The MoneyMakers.'1
The New Senator from Ohio
Mr. Payne is a pious-looking old
gentleman, but he has already won tho
reputation here of beins; "one of the
He usually listens to every word that
is uttered on the floor of the Senate.
Sitting in his seat he leans forward
against his desks and props his jaws
upon his hands, his elbows resting
upon the furniture in front of him. He
always appears in a meditative mood,
and. glancing at him, one would at
any time think that he was about to
rise to speak.
He is as spry as a boy, and is frequently*
rushing around from senator
to senator in' great activity. He is
medium in height and weight, smoothfaced,
wears gold-framed spectacles,
and has a remarkably full forehead.?
Cor. Indianapolis Journal.
? c? m
Misses Ellen and Lizzie, the daughters
of the Hon. A. A. Sargent, exMinister
to Germany, have been studying
in Vienna, but will return to this
country in August Mr. Sargent has
Purchased a beautiful home in San
rancisco, much to the delight of his
family, which is a singularly united
and happy one.
Do you know Bartlett's? It is the J
homeliest, quaintest, coziest place in
the Adirondack^. A score of years
or more ago Virgil Bartlett came into c
the woods, and built his house on the
bank of Saranac river, between the ]
Upper Saranuc and Round Lake. It ^
was then the only dwelling within a
circle of many miles. The deer and
bear were in the majority. At night J;
one could sometimes hear the scream *
of the panther or the howling of
wolves. But now the wilderness has c
begun to wear the traces of a conven- v
tional smile. The desert is blossoming
a little?if not as the rose, at least as f
the gilly-flower. Fields have been o
cleared, gardens planted; half a dozen
log cabins have been scattered along j.
the river; and the old house, having *
grown slowly and somewhat irregular- ^
\j for twenty years, has lately come
out in a modest coat of paint and a
broad-brimmed piazzx But the Vir- 1
gil himself, the creature of the oasis? I
well-known of hunters and fishermen. I
dreaded of lazy guides and teamsters?
"Virge," the irascible, kind-hearted, I
indefatigable, is here no longer. He r
will do his friends no more favors, and o
put his foes to confusion no more. His
short, imperious figure will uot meet j
us again at the landing. For ho has E
"gone out of the wilderness." and no r
man can fill his place. Peace be to if
thy memory, old friend! There are
some who will not forget thy kindnesses
in the good days that are past. 7
The charm of Bartlctt's for the an- i
gler lies in the stretch of rapid water ?
which flows just in front of the house.
The Saranac river, breaking from its
first resting-place in the Upper Lake, I
pi tinges down through a great bed of 0
rocks, making a succession of short 0
falls and poois and rapids, about a e
quarter of a mile in length. "Here, in #
the spring and early summer, the d
speckled trout?brightest and gamiest o
of all fisli that swim?are found in o
great numbers. As tiie season ad- t!
vanccs they move away into the deep
water of the lakes. But there are al- ^
ways a few stragglers left, and I have e
taken them in the rauids at the verv a
end of August. \^hat could bo more "
delightful than to spend >n hour or
two in the early morning, or about sundown,
of each day, in wading this u
rushing stream, and casting the Hy on n
its clear waters??Henry jT Van Dyke. 0
Jr., in Harper's Magazine for July. *
Presence of Mind. v
If boys require to be taught self-con- ij
trol, doubly so do girls. Having by w
nature weaker nerves and a more vivid
imagination, -they shrink from pain, 0
suffering, and danger in a fashion ut- S]
terly unintelligible to fheir brothers. p
But the more natural this shrinking is, y
the more carefully should they bo Cl
taught to govern itl Girls should acquire
at least the rudiments of nursing,
and learn the best and easiest at- si
tainable remedies for the ordinary ac- S
cidents of daily life, just as certainly ^
and as a matter of course as they are P
"taught to sow and to read. Especially o
should quiet and coolness be impressed
upon them. Calmness is not insensi- h
bility, though many people confound u
them. A girl is not hard-hearted and n
unfeeling because she Can witness pain- si
ful sights and if need be lend a steady, a
firm hand to the doctor or nurse. On tl
the contrary, she has usually twenty p
times the sympathy and unselfish kindness
of that delicate little damsel who ^
has no command whatever over ner- j
self, and. fills the room with shrieks, cj
winding up by running away the very ^
moment an extra hand might be usefcl.
It may seem harsh to say so, but a,
those dainty bodies, who arc so utterly
useless at any emergency, or, as their
friends plead, "so highly endowed
with sensibility" (those who are not ?
their friends make unpleasant refer- 11
ence to "folly" and "hysterics"), are ^
generally selfish and self-absorbed to a ai
degree utterly unintelligible to their **
more sober sisters, who are taught to J
forget self and control both mind and J1
body by their large-hearted sympathy 0:
with and comprehension of suffering.
But the sick-room is not the only place
where presence of mind is required. E
Scarcely a day passes when we do not
more or less require it. Thank goodness,
the notion that woman should
faint or go into hysterics for the small- c<
est thing is pretty well exploded; still, P
even yet the opposite lesson might be "
more strongly inculcated.
How Boys Should be Taught. ^
Long before scientific subjects and C(
foreign tongues arc begun boys P
should be taught their own language. 11
Let them become acquainted with the C1
ordinary branches, reading, writing e:
and arithmetic, and in the earliest |11
stages with nothing more, unless in ^
cases of decided taste. At the age b
of 9 or 10 comes the true time for
learning languages. Then the child ^
cau acquire more in this department t<
than a man of 25. At this date I first t<
began my own Latin, and I think that
Greek may well be begun a year or so o
later. This language period continues P
until about 12, and up till this time I P
don't approve abstract scientific teach- h
ing. Let children become acquainted }*
with the objects with which science ti
deals. But at this age abstruse scien- u
tilic reasoning often injures the brain.
After 12 or 13, however, these subjects ft
may be introduced. In my opinion a a
boy should be prepared for college at
16. I know that in the German gym- n
nasia the higher teaching begins at 10 u'
and lasts until 18, when the young men b
enter the universities. But these in- e
stitutions are far more elaborate and
better equipped than our primary fi
schools, and the young men who are 11
sent from them to the universities are tl
as highly educated as those in the so- o
phomore class of an American college. 11
President McCoshof Princeton.
The earliest use of this expression is 11
found in a "True ami Just Relation of 11
Maj. Gen. Sir Thomas Morgan's Pro- c<
gress in France and Flanders" (Arber's
"English Garner." volume IV.,
pa^es 640-41, published i:i 1659), as
"Then the French fell upon the other
half-moon, but were beaten off. The ^
major general considered that that ^
half-moon would gull him in the day- ?
time, and therefore did speak to ^
the officers and soldiers that 'it were
best to give them a little help.' The
red-coats cried: 'Shall we fall on in 9
order or happy-go-lucky?' The major
general said: 'In the name of God, at P1
it, happy-go-lucky!" And immediate- ai
ly the red-coats fell on, and were on "
the top of it, knocking the enemy n
down and casting them into the moat." P
Wycherly also uses the expression in ?'
his "Love in a Wood," 1C72: 4,If I get iJt
into Mrs. Martha's quarters you have a
hundred more; if into the widow's fifty
?happy-go-lnckv." -t>L Louis Globe- I1
TOR NEWS OF THE STATE.
Some of the Latest Sayings and Doings in
?John Wadsworth, of Chesterfield ?<
:onnty, aged 94, died on the 4th inst.
?The Anderson County Normal
institute has been unusually snccesshi.
?The Charleston custom house is to
>e turned over to Mr. Jervey Scptem>er
?Lexington expects the best crops
if corn, peas, potatoes, etc., this year,
vhich she has ever grown.
?It. P. Davis, of Lancaster, had a
ine cow choked to death last week by
getting an apple in her throat.
?The preparations for the annual
>all of the Sonth Carolina Club, to be
leld in Columbia (Hiring Fair week,
lave already begun. -*. '^5
?An honest colored woman picked
ip a sum of money in Greenville and
uompiiy inrnea it over 10 ner em)Ioyer
to be advertised. ?The
Rev. Gilbert A. Ottman, of
Jtica, N. Y., has accepted a call to the
ectorship of the Episcopal churches
if Yorkville and Lancaster.
- A white oak tree recently cat on
'acolet River in the Piedmont section
neasnred G? feet through. It is estinated
that it will make upwards of
?Dr. W. E. Wright, of Greenville,
pas severely stung on the hand by a
irge black" spider, but was relieved
iv the application of ammonia and
?At a reunion of Company K, Git's
Jifle Regiment, held in Honea Path
n the 13th, it was found that there are
nlv forty out of one hundred and
ighty members left. ;
?William Robbs was crashed to
eath in Spartanburg by a log rolling:
n him. He was endeavoring to get it
n a wagon by the aid of a mule when
be animal backed.
?The jail in Sumter was fired last
reek by prisoners who expected to
scape during the confusion, but the
ames were extinguished before any
erious damage was done. r
?James Anderson, an old colored
lan, was poisoned by eating waterlelon
impregnated with strychnine,
btained from a neighbor's patch in
Liken. He will recover.
?The annual reunion of the surviors
of the Twelfth Eegimenthas been
ostponed from Thursday the 20th
.laU, IU JL U 111 cCiil V ^ OCpiCUIUCi ^**111. J.L
rill be held at Yorkville.
?Thomas A. Wallace, the six-yearId,
son of James A. Wallace, a blacfcmith,
feil into a cistern in the rear
art of Kose:s stable in Greenville, on
Vednesdav afternoon, and was drownil.
?A fugitive from justice in Texas
sttled among his relatives in Chestereld
about a year ago. A large regard
having been offered for him,
arties attempted his capture, but he M
utgeneraled 4Jaem and escaped.
?Mr. E. M. Keaton, of Abbeville,
as invented an attachment for sewing _
lachines which will prove of imlcnse
advantage. By winding up a
:eel spring ana affixing a band, tfie
lachine can be run all day without
ie slightest exertion on the Dart of the
erson using it.
?The United States grand jury at
rreenville returned true bills against
. J. Cooley and A. J. Surratt, the
itizens of Williamston accused of
laking and uttering counterfeit coins,
'heir case will be for trial this week,
ud will be the most important and
iteresting one of the term.
?The statemeut that Daly, charged
dth the killing of Matilda McKuight,
1 Charleston, was remanded for trial,
ras erroneous. Both Daly and his
[leged accomplice, Divine, "a colored
ian, were discharged by the Trial
ustice, on the groumi that no primaicie
case was made out against either
CROP PROSPECTS TN THE SOFTH.
ncouraspn? j?.stimaces 01 a xrusrwortny
Newspapor?A Fine Outlook.
The Baltimore Manvfacturerf Reord
published last week nearly nve
ages of special reports covering the
rhole South from Virginiau to Texas
iiowing that the prospects for the
rops and the outlook for business in
lis section are remarkably good,
iot only is the acreage of the cotton,
31*11 and tobacco crops the largest on
;cord but the reports are almost unannous
in stating that the yield of these
rops as well as of the smaller crops,
xceptir.g wheat, will greatly exceed
ic best crops ever before produced,
t is also shown that the crops have
een made at a much lower cost than
i any preceding year and that the
ens on the crops for money advanced
) the farmers in much less than hereDlore.
The official reports from South Carlina
show that while this State will
roduce about four million bushels
lore of corn and nrobably over three
undrcd thousand bales more than last
ear, the aggregate afoount of agriculiral
liens given to obtain advances
pon the growing crops is $3,000,000
;ss than in 1882, notwithstanding the
ict that the intervening years 1883
nd 188-i were unfavorable crop years.
In Georgia the agricultural departlent
estimates the corn crop at 40,00,000
bushels against 31,000,000
ushcls last year, and 24,000,000 bashIs
m.. ...ia t-u*.
J.MC 1 epulis iU^UlUiU^ LUC W1U wup
om the whole South are of the most
attering character, some stating that
ic yield will be the best for years,
thers the best for twenty years, and
lany the best ever known.
It "is thought by the United States
Dmmissioner of "agriculture that the
icreased acreage in corn over last
ear, and the splendid yield which is
ow assured, will give the South not
tuchless than 50,000,000 bushels of
)rn more than last year.
The cotton crop, It is believed, is
ife lor much the largest ever made,
nd for at least from 1,000,000 to 1,)0,000
bales more than last year.
Of tobacco, fruits and vegetables the
ops arc the largest ever made in the
outh, while lice promises a splendid
inlrl nnd cnorar ic fur rnnrp sflfis
ictorv and profitable a crop than in
Stimulated by the unprecedented
:ops, business is already showing a
ecided improvement, and the prosects
throughout the South for the fall
nd winter trade are reported as unsually
good. In the organization of
lilroad" and manufacturing enterrises
there is great activity, and the
ntlook for the industrial interests is
-Postmaster-General Vilas is quite
ntrnll nf- Mftdisnp Wis. Hp is snflfer
ig with a lie.to us affection, brought
ti by overwork.