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To TiJK WOIIKINGM KN Oi 1<IL i M- ;
A*,l?lr?."?. of tin* iVoai;!:i'< C!iH>!.ia>i IVmi- !
poraute in ilia I.-ibor Oi-icaniwi-j
tioiis. Keseechisj^; Them to Keep Away |
I'roai Jiie Saloons. :u:<l !>evolt 'i'i.eir i
Karaia^* :<i TIi<-ir
Tlic following uililr-- -- ha> been
issued by the National Woman's
Christian Temperance Linen, in accordance
with a resolution adopted :it
the recent Minneapolis convention. it
is addressed to al! Knights of Labor,
trades, unions and other labor organization
Hi-:aijoi.ai:tehs a tisk nationai. t
Woman's Christian T;:mi'Ki;an? k j
Union, 1G1 LaSallk Street, (jnn a<;0, j
November G, I ?To ali Working j
Men and Women: Brothers and Sis- J
lersofa common hope. We come to |
you naturally as our friends and allies.
With such of your n-.ethods a= involve
' o-opcraiioii, arbitral! 11 a~ui ti:c imiioi
box, wc arc in hearty sympathy.
Measure? which involve the compulsion
of labor, destruction of property,
or harm to life or limb, we profoundly
deplore, and we believe the thoughtful
and responsible among your ranks
must equally deplore litem, as not
only base in themselves, but a great
hindrance to your'own welfare and
success. Wo rejoice i:i your broad
platform of mutual help, v.'hrch recognizes
neither sex, race nor creed. Kspecially
do we appreciate the tendency
of your groat movemeiit to elevate
women industrially to their rightful
place, ov claiming ti:at tney nave
equal pay for equal work, rerogmzi
!g them as officers and members |of
your societies, and advocating ihe bailo,
in their hands as their rightful
weapon of sell-help in our representative
government" As temperance
women, we have been especially glad
to note your hostile attitude toward
the saloon, the worst foe of woman,
and of the workingman and of home.
We read-with joy of the vow made by
the Knights of Labor at the convention
in liichmond, when, with hands
raised to heaven, they pledged themselves
to be total abstainers throughout
their term of office.
In addressing you at this time we
wish to oiler our sincere congratulations
upon your achievements a? practical
workers in that great temperance
reform which er. gages ever steadfast
work and prayers, and which, as we
believe, involves, over all other move
incuts of this age,.your happiness and
elevation. Permit us to ask your careful
consideration of this statement of
our belief. The central question oi'
labor reform is not so much how to
yet higher wages as how to turn the
present wages to better account. For
waste harms most those who can least
afford it. It is not over-production so
much as unuer-consumption that
grinds the faces of the workingmen.
Fourteen hundred millions annually
drawn, chiefiv from the pockets of
workiugiiicn, by saloon keepers and
cigar dealers, means less ilour in the
barrel, less coal in the cellar and less
clothing for the laborers family. "We
grieve to see them give their money j
for that which is not bread and tueir
labor for that which satisfieth uoi.
Life insurance statistics prove that
while the average life of the moderate
. drinker is bat '.)o years and a hail', that
l> of the total abstainer is Gi years.
Ip Successful explorers and soldiers,
famous athletes, pedestrians, rowers
||^ and shots, Are men who do not eobBpp
web their braius or palsy their nerves
Hfc with alcoholic drink. "\Vc believe thai
the work of our societies, resulting' in
laws by which nearly one-half "the
jj^^^^Uiren of the United states are
^^Blfrught in the public schools tlicpK
effects ofiatoxicaiinff-iiquors upon
ths tisstre^jpr^aif"5otiy and the temper
mm of thff mind, merits your earnest cortiini?o*iAii
.mil vc'lJ nrAv--> of VOIIV
& strongest reinforcements in the elibrt I
to elevate your families to nobler levels
' of opportunity. We be'ieve that the
L study of hygiene, incladiag a knowlI
edge of the raost healthful looris, and
the discovery that these are of a cheap"
er and noiv-stimulanting class, with a
careful consideration of scientiric
methods by which, in the preparation
of food, a little can be made to go a
long way in home economies, are well
worthy of your attention. We ask
you to" aid us in our endeavors to have
taught in|all department.-; of our public
schools, taose beneficent laws of health
which relate to wholesome living in
respect to diet, dress, sleep, exercise
and ventilation, so that these teachings
shall be given to every child as one of
the surest means to its highest happiness.
We ask your attention to oar Yvhitc
Cross pledge of equal chastity for man
una woman: oi pure language ana
pare life. We ask your help in our
efforts to sccurc adequate protection
by law for '.he daughters of the poor
and rich alike, from the cruelty of base
and brutal men. Wo ask your help
in our endeavors to preserve the American
Sabbath with its rest and quiet,
redeeming it from being, as now, the
harvest time of the saloon keeper,
when he gathers in the hard earnings
of the workingman, and we promise
you our co-operation in your efforts
to secure a Saturday half-holiday,
which we believe will do so much to
change the Sabbath from a day of
recreation to one of rest at home, and
for the worship of God.
We call your attention to our department
of evangelistic temperance
work: work for railroad emnlovt-s.
lumbermen, miners, soldiers and toilers;
aiso to our ellbrts to organize
free kitchens and kindergartens and
bands of hope; to supply tree libraries
and reading rooms, temperance lodging
houses and restaurants, and to
reach out a helping- hand to fallen
women as well as fallen men.. W-3
have a publishing house at 101 LaSalhi
Street, Chicago, which soni out 30,000,000
pages of mission temperance literature
in the last year, and which is
conducted by women: its t\ pe set by
women compositors. We ask you to
do all in your power lor the cause or
prohibition, which is pre-eminently
your cause, and with the dram shop
and its riendish temptations overthrown,
what might you not attain of
that self-mastery which is the first
condition of success and hapoiuess in I
those homes which arc the- heart's true
resting places. Your ballots hold the
balance of power in this land of the
Y>"e ask those of you who arc voters
to cast them only for such measures
and such men as arc solemnly committed
to the prohibition of every brewery,
distillery and dramshop iu the
nation. And that the women may
come to the rescue in this great eiuer- 1
gency, also as an act of justice toward
those who have the most sacred claim
on your protection, we hope that you
may see your way clear to cast your
ballots only for such men as are pledged
to the enfranchisement of woman.
Iii all this we speak to you as tiiosc
who fervently believe thai the coming
of Christendom in the earth means
brotherhood. We urge you, with sisterly
earnestness and aliociioii, to I
make the New Testatmcnt your text
book of political economy and to join
its in the daily study of iii< blessed
words "Who spake as never man
sr>a.ke.'* Ilis pierced hands lifting up
tins sorrowl'uI benighted iworld into
the light ot lied.
in earnest sympathy let us go 1'ol
making, til's; ol' :t!l, J11- lav.* :uui life ;
Your?, lor <rood and iioni^ and every j
land, KuansE. \Vii.lahd,
Cauouni; U. iii r.u., President. j
B.VM)lFs S.\ \Oai-..
Forty .V-_T'jcr Kvvi-r.r jo Kill any Out- (?a!fkiug !
-l?*alii's OjII?u-A WhiJr L5uy of t2 ;
Year* ilu-ir :ir*l Vicsim.
Vui:K, Docc-:n!;cr s.?The Xc:r.<ah(7 Co".- :
tier has already published i:i :i dispatch j
from Cluster the i'act thai a young white!
boy was found near his home, in York <
county, -o badly beaten and mangted thai
lie soon died. Tin- following arc the lacts
as far ;;s can be learned:
A:k>uI rundown on the evening of the !
:'>0lh u!i. g<-riesof distress were heard in the |
field of Wm. V.. Good, who lives near ]
liroHu iiivcr. m the western pari 01 mis ]
county. A negro hoy in the lot hastened ;
i:i the direction of the cry. followed by j
Mrs. Good and her little daughter. Pro- ]
feeding tiiey found tiie son of Mr. Good, a '
lad 12 years old, named John Lci\ lying in
a water furrow in a senseless condition, his
skvil i crushed, his mouth knocked in and
his body bruised, i Ie was carried to the
house and died ato'clock, never recovering
consciousness, Trial Justice Ulair. in
the neighborhood, was notified and on
Wednesday, acting r.s coroner, lie summoned
a .jury and proceeded with the inyuest.
After examining a large number of
witnesses the inquest was adjourned and
met :>gain on Friday, when, after taking
much testimony, none of a conclusive
character, the jury again adjourned till
next r rid ay.
In the meaulime circumstances pointed !
to Me so Lipscomb, Dan Boberts, Bailey i
Dawdle and" Flint Thompson. all colored, i
a.s the guilty parties, and they were com-;
mitted to jail. The theory of the investigation
v, as that some of these negroes had j
been detected by the murdered hoy in the !
act of stealing a basket of cotton from his
father's field, and to pi event detection they
killed him, intending to throw his body into
Broad liver, only two hundred yards distant
: but they were thwarted in this by the
approach of the people from the house.
The theory proved correct, for this morning
Print and Dan made a confession to the
above effect, and also implicated Mose and
Bailey as aecc>>orie>. They also say that
there is a combination of about forty negroes
in that neighborhood pledged that if
either one is caught in the act of stealing
thev are to kill the oerson so detecting
them. This admission may lead to a large
number of arrests. There is much excitement
in the Broad river section, and now
that a confession has been made, your correspondent
does not preieud to know what
may happen next, though at this time all is
While TIi re i% Life There is Hope.
Many of the diseases of this season
of the year can be averted by a sraai 1
amount of care and at little cos.% by
the timely use oi' Eytbaxk's Topaz
It cures Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Cholera
Morbus and like complaints. Xo :
traveler should be without a bottle, as
it will prevent any disease that would |
no doubt arise from the change 01 j
water, food and climate, without its 1
use. rue most valuable medicine in ;
the world, contains ail the best and j
most curative properties of all other'
Tonics. Hitters, etc., etc., being the i
greatest Ciooci Purifier, Liver Ilegula- j
Tor and Life and ilea 1 ih-Rc-storing I
Agent in existence. For Ivialaria, I
Fever and Ague, C-biiJs and Fever,
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, sick Jleadacho,
Nervous Headache, Chronic i
Rheumatism, etc., etc., il is truly a!
Herculean Remedy. It gives new life j
and vigor to the aged. For ladies Hi
delicate health, weak and sickly chil- J
dren, narsiug mothers. See circulars j
wrapped ;viih bottle. ?
CHAiti.r!>xe?fj T. 0., ?c;;c. lc li'go.
IJ, ?. ilv.'saxk, Esq., President of,
Tlie Topaz Cinchona Cordial Co., 1
Spartanburg, i\ C.: Dear Sir?I have 1
used a ease of your Topaz Cordiai in
my family, aue as a Tonic and Appetizer
I can cheerfully recommend 1: to i
all who are sufl'erW from Debility
and lack of appetite." My children", ;
especially, have been much benefitted '
by its use. iiespectfuiiy,
Ask your druggist for Shank's i
Topaz Cinchona Cordial and take J
The Topaz Cinchona Cordial Co., j
* Spartanburg, S. C., U. S. A.
Jlrgjfiziisz Ibc Railroad*.
Waswjxotox, December y.?The conferees
on the inter-Slate commerce bill
finished their labors tijic morning and will
report their bill as soon as it ran iu- printed.
On the question of enforcing the act,
commission feature of the Senate bill is ac-;
ceptcd by the i louse conferees, while the '
Senate ficsferees accepts the system proposed
in the Rc^gaa. bill, under which a
shipper is entitled to sue for in the
United States Court in his gwjT jieuatf. Tlilc
o-Ivmv cIiI.wlok 1 ! .-> onlion of :n)iivim? :
Gonjphiints to the- commission on instituting
suits in the federal courts. Kailroads are j
prohibited from edging more for a short
than for a longer dULabd: Upon their own
lines in the sa.ne direction, the shorter j;eing
included within the longer distance and Cha
circumstances and conditions being the
same; hvt lh*: commission is authorized,
upon the appjicatlcs of tjie railroad, and
after an investigation of ilxef^. U; relieve i
the roads fronTUie operation of the
rule in ^spccial eases. The (conferees '
Rgree to the absolute prohibition o' pooling
contained in the House
These were the main fwarcs of differ-:
enee. On the question of the publicity of
rates, the provisions of >hc two bills have :
been merged so a* 4,u require cadi railroad
to make public the rates between points
upon its own road, as proposed in the House ;
bill, and, in addition, the commission is re
quired to secure publicity of through rates j
in so far us it may be found necessary.
The laws of Ohio require ail property <.(,
be listed for taxation "at its true value in
money." Xatiocal bank stock is. as a rule,
worth in the open market more than 10U
cents on the dollar. It was assessed last
year at G"> cents o.n the dollar, and the:
banks, admitting it was worth much more
than the assessment, sought to enjoin the :
collection on so large a valuation. Tiu-y i
founded their right to a -reduction on the ;
claim that other property was not valued so
highly in proportion to its actual value, j
This amounted to a claim that perjury, ;
being general, should !.i* stamped with the i
approval of the courts and made universal. :
To the amazement of honest folk not acquainted
with the lore of the law books the
court decided in favor of this seemingly j
absurd claim. The law as it now stands is <
therefore that the banks shall have the legal j
right to violate law because others are not;
conscientious hi listing properly for tax a-'
lion. It is such deep and mysterious "legal!
decisions" as the one rendered in Cleveland !
iast week that furnish ammunition 10 jaw-;
smiths and wild-eyed reformers.?}'j>tnyxiotcn
A!>ot? f~zuia l lau*.
Santa Ciuus was one of tlw oldest ideas,
of the Celtic West in Pagan times, as he j
was of the Pagan East before. In Christian ;
times he was stiii regarded with religious
reverence, sitting. a< he had .sat for ages in
Egypt and elsewhere, in I lie arms of his!
mother. Santa ('las was. in fact, the
child Jcsis i.*i the middle ages, and through-'
out thai > ':;<>d t!:e festive creed of Get--!
many and ail Celtic Europe was that he
visited all family dwellings of good Christ-!
ians on the eve of his anniversary, and
brought with him gifts antf blessings for
the children. This Ijsautiful tradition is j
still to be found lingering in Germany, ;
though Santa Claus does not seem to be 1
specially conncctcJ with it by name. The ;
truth of this original belief is plainly ]
!n- tlio wnr.l v-lniic " i
which in lh" Gothic or ancient German
means "'cLUd'' and "son." Santa Ciaus
formerly meant the Holy Child.
Man proposes, woman disposes, marriage j
composes and divorce exposes, w i
<;K.M:HAL MEWS ITEMS.
The schooner's moored behind the bur
i'nlii .-mother year.
And topers now take whisky si might
In preference to beer.
Two heads are better than one. but not .
on a carpet tack.
Girls who marry coachmen ought to !>e i
stable in their affections.
The cheap bonnets al! come high enough ;
when they are taken to the theatre.
Xew York papers are for sale in Canada. .
This i- so that "he who runs may read." j
Poker is the latest cra/.e. That is if ' > j
o'clock in the morning can be called late. |
Man i> a paradox. He prays for the mil- f
lemmnn and acts to prevent its coming.
A lly mxy not like lly-paper. and yet,
after ail. lie's apt to get stuck on it.
At a fiii- in Baltimore yesterday an old
lady <>f !)i) years was burned to death.
Municipal elections were held yesterday .
in nearly all the cities of Massachusetts.
There is a fortune in store for the man
who will invent an umbrella with a bur- !
g ar alarm. j
' Steel Pens" heads an article in an exchange.
Hut it's a little more common to
i It is curious, but true, that a woman's :
shoe never tits her unless it is too small for [
Nothing is denied well directed labor, and !
nothing is attained without it?except pov i
An amorous writer observes that "love
; is an internal transport:" and the same!
mi-'ht be said of a canal boat.
The Danville. Va., tobacco sales for No-'
veinber were 1,010,^S pounds, at an aver-1
age of per hundred.
A new Western poet speaks of the "tin-:
; winking eagle." Tliis is uonense. The
eagle is always a wing-king.
Some men have greatness thrust upon
i thee;, as when a fat woman lands in your
i lap in a street car.
This is the only country in the world
, where the men elect all their rulers except
j their wives by ballot.
Blaine's treatment of Edmunds indicates :
; that he proposes to be his own Burchard j
I Tom Ochiltree says he wishes his chances j
j for heaven were as bright as Blaine's for j
; the Presidency. They arc, they are.
When a woman can keep her feet as j
warm as her temper, her husband will not j
need to tremble as he gets into bed.
A Kentuckian is feediDg one of his old
hens with properly spiced sugar and whis
ky to see if she won't lay egg-no<js.
If women had the solving of the labor j
i question it would be the law for all hus- j
; Danes 10 Keep uie coat scuiue iiiicu.
How can you tell a girl from a boy it
j the pivicnt day? Tlie huts aud coats of
both sexes arc precisely alike.
How long it does seem to the little folks j
before the Christmas clay comes! When :
they get to occupy Santa Claus's place they
will liml that it ccmes fast enough.
"My new bonnet is a perfect poem," remarked
Mrs. Melliggs. "I suppose that is
what makes me a-vcrse to paying the bill,"
replied her husband.
A Boston woman, by way of experiment.
tied a pedometer to Her chin and
found that she talked o'o miles between
breakfast and lunch.
' Bah.'' he said, bitterly," "all this that
we call love is cant." "Say 'won't,'
rather," she answered softly, and he left
Perhaps it might be well to lower Liberty's
arm, bend her majestic figure, and renlace
her fiery torch with a supolicating
0. A. Lane, the people's candidate, was
elected over J. B. Jyuckee, the working j
man's candidate, in Birmingham. Ala., ves .
terday, for Mayor.
The C'heraw and Darlington railroad
have declared a dividend of *2 per share on
the capital stock of the company. This is
the first dividend in over 2o years.
Mark this: 'rhe foolish refusal of thai j
genteely proffered hand at the Arthur
funeral will cost Mr. Biaine all of Xew
England except the State of Maine.
It is certainh" proper to say nothing when
you jjayfi nothing to say; and it costs no
more to jocc wise about it tnan to loos sorrowful.
Count tie Lesscps thinks a man ougut to
live 100 years. This depends altogether on
the man." Sometimes he ought not to live
more J?*an a minute.
The snow storm ia^d atI?aleigh, N. C.,
for GO hours, and was the greatest storm in
that State since 1857
Rc'.jben Kill and his three sous and little
daughter while grossing a railroad iu Indiana
in' a wagon, was struck by a train ;
and ail killed except the little girl, who had j
oae 01 her Jp?3 broken.
The federation of organized trades and j
labor unions of the United States and Can j
ad a opened its annual session yesterday at
A Fort Keogh, Montana, dispatch s.iys
that the dead bodies of three Indians, who
perished in the late storm, have been found
"Oat# you usju aiiv'.'" tipiidly inquired the
poet na hs laid a bundle "on ii^e ae.?k. "I
think I can." ??id the editor, affably; "1
am just about to start a Src in the office
4- New York .spiuster recognizes the fact
that on? turn deserves another, but;
she doesn't tllink it po-s&Ie that there can |
be more than two good turns lu an old silk '
f nips are openiy soia m san rrancu'co'
(ivy goods gores." *ome of the lightWftist&i
everts ought io im^roi/e the opportunity
iii ?CG'jyP a supply at cosi price.
Parisian dolls ate c^W constructed after i
the model of famous actresses Sara Bern- j
hardt, Mary Anderson and other theatrical j i
celebrities appear faithfully represented in :
4. cutting a.ffi'oy occurred at Hock Hill i !
Monday evening' h&wcpn 3IcGaskill and | :
Means, two mechanics, in 'wiitcJulif.' former j ;
slabbed the latter in the breast. A man .
named Aldrieh had his hand severely cut in j '
trying to separate them.
iji/jileis of trade dollars have the assur-; ^
ancc of s,c*e:al prominent Congressmen j <
that an effort will i>e maJe ^his wiuter to .
pass a bill providing for the redemption of j
this much abused coin.
Geo.. Harrison, Nathan Crosby, Hay'
Bcrd and Daniel J-wjtherstone. all colored, I ]
were at Chester Monday, chargcd I ]
with the niurdjef of ?li John, also eolored, J f
% ho was beat to death last Wednesday. \
"No man has a ri^jit to own more land j <
than he ciia use," ssys CoJ. Ingersoll. I le j <
is probably thinking libozjt ;he tract he ! \
owns in New Mexico, DO mi'es long and 00 ' j
miles '.vide. It is about all he can use. and 1
the brilliant Robert should print a hook, j
entitled, "Three million acres enough." j
all, the best ticket for a man lorun i ^
on is a rsiirowl lipket.?Oil City ftlizzard. j
This K of course, a joke, but thpre's many ;
a true word spoken in jest. The Republican
P;ir:y in Pennsylvania w;is sent into j
power again cn a railroad ticket. Railroad i
discrimination was a potest factor in bring- j
ins about the change in the State adminis- i
First Oiusjba girl?"Have you had a c
sleigh ride yet?" fc&'cnd Omaha girl?
"Yes; I was out yesterday witj.i your j
brother." "Poor dear, how you must have i j
suffered." "Suffered?" "Why, yes. He i;
took me .out oncc last winter and I nearly ! .
froze." j t
A genll/'.man received a notice from liis j
lawyer which he was unable to decipher, j ]
On his v,ty to hjs office he met a friend at j r
the door of a drug storo. The friend, after 1 i
vainly attempting to read the note suggested :
that "they ?t<-p inside and l^and it lo Liu; |
druggist, without comment. The druggist, j
after "studying it in silence for a few miu-j
utes. stepped behind the prescription case,'?
arjd in a short time returned with a bottle i a
of medicine, duly labeled and bearing dirc-c-; j
tions. When the gentleman saw his lawyer : r
m "&'is informed that the note wri a notice \ i
for him to call at his ofiice between 3 and | a
4 o'clock P. of the following day. It, r
is a pretty difficult matter to ' stick7' the , i
regulation druggist.?American Analyst. \ \
The difference between a matrimonial tie ! t
and a necktie is that the latter will wear m
out and tlie former won't j :i
awci???ao?1 n i i isflvjyarcgg
TIEGINLV FOLK I0KE. I
_EG?iMD5 OF INTEREST TO ALL
STUDENTS OF SUCH SUBJECTS.
Ilw Story of the Seven Whistlers?'The
Black Horseman, the Eerie Sunsets and
the Croat Snake?Legem! of \he Little
Whether, like the folk lore of Georgia,
tlie cotton states. that of eastern Virginia
is traceable directly back to Africa in
nearly every case, is a question. There
seerus i<? exist a Caucasian folk lore 1
spiting from long residence in the beautiful
spurs of the Blue Kidge and among
the .picturesque hills and secluded valleys
which radiate and lill all the section of
the .-late. That the slaves exerted u per- '
ceptible iniiuence on this cult there can
be no doubt. But that it in large part
originated in imaginations and superstitions
apart from them is equally undoubtahie.
.this folk lore embodies
several legends which ought to be of interest
to students of such subjects all the !
LEG MX D OF T11K SKVKX WHISTLERS.
Once in the life of every man he hears
the Seven Whistlers' call. They are
strange birds on whom mortal eyes have
never rested, the whistle of whose wings
sometimes falls upon the startled' ear.
And there is always a portent of something
momentous for good or evil, even
though they may not "clee their weid" for
weeks after the Seven Whistlers' "call."
Like all portents, their coming is
mostly in tiie gloaming. For then, after
all, is the "witching hour." There is in
the quiet of a secluded country side in
the twilight hush which comes down i
from the mountains and the twilight!
shadow which falls from the heavens a
mystical significance of another world
and of t he flimsy structure of the veil intervening,
which is to be found at no
other hour of the twenty-four.
It is, then, by some lonely wood pond,
or in some valley circled by the woods,
that this hush is broken by a faint, far
beat, distinct note in the air, not on earth
or in the sky overhead, taken up anu repeated
six limes and ever growing clearer
and more distinct, and finally pealing
away with a rush of wings and a sound
of passing like that which in all the Meditoi.vQiir.in
icl/ic ciomnlnrl 15if. /Icntli nf :
"the Great Pan" when Christ was born.
THE BLACK HORSEMAN.
There is a low valley on the Appomat-;
tox river, not many miles from the historic
field of the surrender, through which
flows a gentle stream. Along its banks
are groves of oak and ash, and farther
away 011 either side stretches the rolling
meadow land. On the top of a neighbor-,
ing hill is a ruined cabin, said to be the \
site of what was once a famous planta- !
tion mansion. Here, in the first cool twilights
of the fall, as the darkness gathers
sufficiently to allow the lights of the
farm houses a mile or two away to be
visible, the traveler or passer by may
hear the champing of a bit and the pawing
of a powerful steed. In a few moments.
just on the bank of the stream, a
coal back horse is seen and a strange man |
in foreign costume stands by the saddle '
ready to mount. "Whoa, sir: whoa, !
sir," the rider cries, "whoa, sir!'' and j
the black steed paws and champs his bit.
In an instant on the hill, where stands ;
the ruined cabin, a brilliant illumination
flare# up and the windows of a stately .
mansion are seen all aglow in the rays of j
the dying sun which fall last upon that
height. Then the strange man raises his i
head suddenly and leaps to the saddle j
and in a flash the radiant mansion and j
the coal black steed disappear, and all is
silent and dark. This is known to all
the gray heads for leagues around.
TIIE EEP.IE SUBSETS.
In Madison county, along the base of ;
Prospect mountain, the sunsets are said [
always to be of a weird and surpassing .
grandeur. No such gorgeous iiiumina:.
tiAnc! r\f fit** woctem clrv r?v/a fn Iia c/*<vn
anywhere in this country. Whether it
he from the peculiar natural conformation
of the neighborhood or the way in !
which the hills to the west are shaped,
the splendor oi' these sunsets is famous, i
As they fade away, anu the streamers
of cloud which have been crimson and '
purple melt into the colder gray of dusk,
these cloud streamers take on fantastic
shapes of living things, and the upper
ether, so high as to be indistinct, is
twisted and moved by the convolutions of
a mighty serpent and the tail-folds undulate
down to the horizon and lose themselves
in the forests of the mountain, j
This is the Great Snake. During the re- I
cent earthquake disturbances these atmospheric
and serpentine phenomena are
declared to h ive been noticed in n
LEGEND OF TIIE LITTLE DOG.
There is never a boy or a girl who was
brought up in all that country side who
has not heard form nurse or colored com- J
Uciniu.il iiiv; yji. .ijuut
It is, as the black mammies" always
warned their young charges, a small
gray dog, not a puppy, but a creature 1
grown old and gray, which suddenly appears
at dusk to a truant child. At first
it is small and insignificant, even harm-'
less looking. As tl;e truant looks over '
hii, shoulder, and fearfully begins to ;
speed homeward, the animal grows with
the growing darkness, and whitens in
the increasing blackness until it looms'
closer and closer behind the appalled
child in a great, gray shape as hideous i
and as terrible as the gigantic white j
whale of the South Seas to the belated j
islander at sea. I have often imagined T :
Kft.w Mi". ''Little White Doer." and
whether Lsaw him or not 1 was scared,
like many another white child, "half to
death."?Tjlin Paul Bocock in Detroit
Harvard is more venerable than a Bum- '
be<r pf German universities which are
famous. The University of Halle was
founded in 1094. that of Jhtrslaii in 1702.
Df Gottiugen in 1737, Berlin in 1810 and
Bonn in 1 SIS, all being younger than
Harvard, which was founded in 1036.
.The oldest of the German speaking universities
js that of Prague, which was
founded In 1348: the next is that of Yi- j
mna, founded in I860, and Heidelberg, ;
founded in 1386, is the third and is the ;
eldest university in the German empire.
?Kansas Citv Times.
Mr. William Dean Howells said >vhen !
ie was in Washintgon last winter that ha '
iad it in mind to write a novel vhich :
should have neither hem nor liero.ne? :
mless a newspaper can be one or the
jfcher. J lis idea was to inp.Ke tne growm ;
jf a great daily newspaper the main feat- :
are of a story, keeping the men and
voiucij subordinate to it.?Washington
2or. Phila?Jeli)hia. Record.
Baby carriages are being exported to
Europe in large numbers.
A Sod Tragedy.
Lai? .Saturday evening two sons of Mrs. j
3ooth, Asliby and G^crgc, with a 'son of i <
*lr. Sam Brown named Ervin, were ptay-. 1
ug with an unloaded pistol, in a room at <
ilrs. Booth's. There was a loaded pistol : '
>n the maatlepiece. and in some way Ervin j I
jot hold of it, thinking it was unloaded, j <
md snapped it at Asliby, sending the builet j <
nto his brain. The ball struck Ash by's | I
lead just )?ack of the ear, and passing up- 1
vards ajid forwards penetrated the skull j ]
iear the top of the head, lie lived, though i .
tnconscious, until the next afternoon. An <
nvestigalion by the Coroner brought to : '
iglil tiie abovy facts. Mrs. Booth is al-! 1
liost crazed with gript and is in a very crit- j
cal condition.?,i?mter Watchman.
Killed by Beers. 1
Montukal, December ?A terrible I!
itory comes from Lorignal to the effect that j i
l naan named Alfred Lavoie and his son i <
\.delard, a boy of 12. went hunting on j <
don day last.. As they did not return, the : <
icighbors started into the woods in search | j
iini found their dead bodies in a terribly j ;
nangled condition. Bear tracks were found j i
n all directions, but it is still uncertain j <
vhcllier the men were attacked and killed j 1
virile asleep or if tliey had first tired upon I '
lie savage animals and had been after- j ]
vard overpowered. The bodies were found <;
ibout three feet apart. i <
*" - rri-.r j "
ERICSSON AND OLE BULL.
How the Note<l Violinist Charmed the
Great Mechanician?A Triumph.
Iii conversation n few evenings ago 3
distinguished chemist and physician,
; ..k-A .m r.ntonci'icric r-vfripnl
lover or music, told an interesting story
about Ole Bull and John Ericsson, the
It seems that they were friends in
early lift, but drifted apart and did not
meet again until each had become famous.
Hull had charmed the ears of admiring
thousands all over the civilized world,
while the part the great mechanician
played in naval warfare during the rebellion
roused the north to enthusiasm
and startled the world.
Bull. happening to be in New York on
a concert tour, determined to look up his
friend and renew the acquaintance,
lie found him in his workshop surrounded
by tools, machinery, designs,
models, and materials used in mechanical
constructions, directing the labors of
a corps of assistants.
When taking his leave Bull invited
1 ' ' - ? ? ?
r.riC>MJii lu iuicnu jus fuuucio mac mgiiu
EPicsson. however, declined, saying lie
had no time to waste.
Their acquaintance being thus renewed,
Bull continued to call on liis old friend
when visiting New York, and usually
when taking his leave would a.sk Ericsson
to attend his concert, but Ericsson always
tieclincd llie invitation.
Upon one occasion Bull pressed him
urgently, and said: "If you do not come
I shall bring my violin here and play in
Ericsson replied gruffly:
"if you bring the thing here I shall
Here were two men the very opposites
of each other. Bull an impulsive, romantic
dreamer; Ericsson stern, thoughtful,
practical, proving every movement
with mathematical precision
Bull's curiosity was aroused to know
what effect music would have upon the
grim, matter of fact man of squares and
circles. So. taking his violin with him,
he went to Ericsson's shop. He had removed
the strings, screws and apron, so
that the violin would seem to be in bad
As he entered the shop, noticing a displeased
expression, on Ericsson's face,
Bull called his attention to certain defects
in the instrument, and, speaking of
its construction asked Ericsson about the
scienlilic and acoustic properties involved
in the grain of certain woods.
From this lie passed on to a discussion o?
bound waves, tones, semitones, etc.
To illustrate his meaning, he replaced
the strings, and, improvising a few
chords, drifted into a rich melody.
The workmen, charmed, dropped their
tools, and stood in silent wonder.
lie played on and on, and when finally
he ceased, Ericsson raised his bowed
mid. with moist eves, said:
"Do not stop. Goon! Go on! I never
knew until now what there was lacking
in my life."?Lowell Sun.
Press Kidicule of Gen. Uoulanger.
General Boulanger'.s too Haltering
"Life" having had its days on the Boulevards,
the itinerant venders came out the
other evening with a new paper entitled ,
the Boulangiste, which will keep up the ,
c-xcitcmcnt for a while and amuse the
Parisians during the dull season. The
especial feature of the new journal
(which will probably never get farther
than Xo. 1) is the portraits of the notorious
minister of war. Thus we have that
official in the following positions: "The
General without- a Beard," ''The General
with a Beard." "The General on i
loot," "The General Saluting the Peo- I
pie," ;;?he General (near view)," "The i
General in Bed," "The General in Pro- j
file," "The General on Horseback," "The
General in Full Dress," "The General 1
Smoking/'"The General in Civilian At- i <
tire." '"The General in the Tribune,"
"The General Firing in the Air," "The
General After the Letter." "The General
at Work." "Tlie General After the Expulsion
of the Princes," "The General After
the Duel." 'The General Bored by the
Newspapers." It is said by some that
the storm of ridicule with which this
patriotic public servant is now being assailed,
will in the end increase his popularity;
but the latter opinion seems to be
that he has been effectually "squelched"
by M. de Freycinet.?The Argonaut.
Chinese Edibles in Canton.
There were edibles in the market that
were quite unknown to me, but I could
only look at them, and guess at how they
would taste. "When we came to the
cook shops, we gave them a wide berth.
Of all the unsavory looking and malodorous
messes ever devised by the ingenuity
of man, those concocted by the Chinese* ,
lor tne regalement or tne lower laboring
class arc the most fearful and wonderful. J
There is one partielnarly popluar dish,
which I encountered a great many times,
iind remember with the same feelings rhat ?
predominate in one's recollections of a
yellow dog. It was a sort of a cross he- j
i ween ;i coarse vegetable soup and an ,
Irish stew in a dirty, sa/Irony yellow
gravy, and of all the culinary abomina- }
t ions J ever faced, this is the worst and J;
most repulsive. But the Chinese dote .
on it, and wherever you see it for sale, 11
whether in a market, a ccok shop, or a P
perambulator, there you will always see a *
semi circle of coolies around it, each with J
a pair of chopsticks and a yellow bowl at "
his month, shoveling down the great mystery
by tiie quart.?W. F. Hornaday in
iMiil AviiiDnr's Penchant, 11
"Phil Armour has several little hob- e
hies," said a friend of the great pork "
packer Liie other day, "but the strangest
of them all is his penchant for showing ?
strangers around his bier office buildincr. "
The other clay a granger and his v.ife
strolled into Phil's office and told the
good natured millionaire that 'begum,
that wasn't a stnre nor a meetin' house a
in alt lowa that could hold a candlestick ^
to his building.' Armour laughed mer- a;
rily, and asked his visitors if they had ei
been around the various departments. ^
They replied that they had not. The ^
millionaire then took them in tow and g
showed them the option department, the ?
busy cashier and the foreign department, jt
Then he took them to the place where ^
the wages of the 7,000 men employed at pj
the packing house are put into little en- n
velvopes every month. Big piles of gold ii
and silver coin lay before them: and as 0j
for greenbacks?why, the sight of so S]
many of them nearly threw the good old 0,
farmer into a spasm. But that is just a]
like Armour, it amuses him to see the or
eve* of liirs viaiCoxJ~0m j- ct
as he pilots them around his great estab- tc
Lishment.?Chicago Herald, "!
? ? ci
One "Way to Get It. cj
Some visitors went into a store, in a oj
prohibition town, kept by a German
woman, and called &>r whisky. She
cnirl conld not sell any, and then
whispered to one of them: "Ven you c]
rants fiskv, you must call for vine, and g.
pinch mit one eye.?Eschange. tj
* ? ~
Fires or the Montis.
The New York Daily Commercial Bui'ctin
of this moraine: estimates the November
+;re loss in the L'nited States and Canada
at SiO.OOO,uOv. an increase of one-third 111
upon the November average "since the Bos- m
on fire of 1S72. There were ICO fires re- ^
corded whose reported loss was $10,000 and k<
3ver. 'i'he large fires, of from $100,000 up tc
;c .<000.000. numbered 19, and caused a m
loss in the aggregate of $4,000,000, or 40 ^
:)er cent, of"the"eniire loss of the month. ^
According to the Bulletin there lias been a s'
lestructinn by fire of $105,000,000 for the n
11 months of 1S*8, with December yet to ff
k- heard from. P1
tt, ! ra
A Bad Job ol Regulators. i
St Lot is. December S.?A special from j
Shepard, Texas, says a negro named John
L/'onncrs, who lived on Big Creek, near Jj
ijhepard, and who was suspected of being u
implicated in a mail robljery, recently, was :u
;alled to his door Monday night by a party al
jf eight or ten men. who disembowled
L'onners and left liim for dead. He was "
found yesterday morning still living and
able to give the names of the men who had
butchered him and the Sheriff immediately
organized a posse and arrested several of
Jie accused parties. The others escaped, m
The friends of those under arrest are des- tl
[>erate and the .Sheriff is a man of nerve. I)
wd serious trouble is anticipated. Conncrs ai
jannot jive. tr
Xne People of Holland.
As a people the Dutch are not hand- !
some. There are handsome types, but i
they have come in with Flemish iin- i
migrations cr by accidental admixture j
with some of the blonde tribes of north ,
Germany. They are evidently not the j
old Batavians recognized in history |
100 years before tlie Christian era, and, |
by a singular persistence of descent, j
perpetnated till the present day. This !
perseverance of ancient types through !
thousands of years of pestilence, of sub- i
mergence, of desolating wars, of internecine
contests, of successive immigrations,
is one of the marvels of history.
The Flemish type is characterized by
length of nose, breadth of forehead,
smallness of chin and shortness of face. \
The true Dutch type has length of nose,
narrowness of forehead, thinness of feature.
gauntness of body and often considerable
length of limb. These details!
are subject to modifications. The types
more nearly approaching it are those
often seen in Denmark.
You can wander for days through the
streets, museums and public places of |
Amsterdam, Harlem, T'le Hague and j
Rotterdam and not meet a handsome
woman, young or old, unless she is a foreigner.
The climate, like that of Eoston,
proves more trying to the gentler sex.
This absence of personal attractiveness
in young women and girls is not without
a certain nathos. The faces of old women
become thin as a blade, the nose sharp
as a needle, the complexion preternaturally
clear and white. There is no room
for wrinkles on a surface so small and
thin. Surmount this queer face with one*
of the close fitting, white native caps,
and put about it a quantity of the curious
gold ornaments of the country, and
you have a personal ensemble to be re- '
membered.?Holland Cor. San Francisco
Superstitions of the Educated.
President Garfield, although a man of
much sterling practical ability, whose
life liad oeen so full of hard experience,
was afflicted with an unconquerable element
of superstition. His faith in lucky
nnil unlucky numbers was implicit.
F or many years certain combinations of
figures haunted him. and lie was constantly
expecting ominous events to lake
place on certain dates, and although invariably
disappointed, he never ceased to
form fresh prognostications. Such traits
of superstition are not so uncommon,
even in this positivistie Nineteenth century,
as one is naturally inclined to sappose..
There are as many hard headed, practical
men of business to-day who would
not start a fresh enterprise on a Friday
as there are ignorant seamen who declare
that the rats desert a ship only
when she Is doomed to sink. Thousands
of well educated men and women t'nere
are who would feel insulted if accused ftf
believing in ghosts, but who would frame
any excuse for not sitting down at a table
with twelve of their friends. As to the
uneducated classes, superstition is as
rampant among them as in the days when
poor old women were set on the ducking
stool. Ill a walk thrifagh any country
village you will scarcely find a farmbouse
without- its lucky horseshoe, its
cliarm for corns and warts, its terror of
crossed knives niul broken looking glasses.
?Ben: Perjey Pocre.
The Craze for Kiches.
Henry E. Abbey, the noted theatrical
manager, is a slender man, who carries
himself well. He has a round, ruddy face
and blaek mustache. He is always carefully
dressed. Mr. Abbey was originally
a jeweler, having learned the trade in his
father's shop in a western town. He
may be seen riding about the city, his
favorite conveyance being a hansom.
Abbey has had his ups and downs, but
through them lie has preserved an indifference
to wealth which is remarkable.
Chatting with me the other day he
said: ''I cannot understand why men are
irazy to be rich. If a man has all he
cvants I should think that would be
inougij. | would rather be in the place
one of' the younger members of the
Vanderbilt family than in the place of one
>f the elder*. Take Frederick Yander)ilt.
for instance, with $8,000,000 or $10,JOO.OOO,
which is ample. He lias nothing
.0 do but to enjoy himself, but Cornelius
md William K., with ^40.000.000 or ?o0,)00,000
apiece, have all the responsibility
)f keeping tip the family name and transnitting
their wealth unbroken to some)ody
who will maintain the family name
md fortune. They are in trouble all the
:ime, whereas the younger sons have
lothing to do but to enjoy themselves."
-New York Tribune.
Paris and Her Visitors.
I heard it estimated to-day that the
oreigners in Paris are spending ?200,000
i day. I do not imagine this to be an exravagant
calculation.' The city is full of
Americans and English, and the hotel
vhere I am stopping has little else. Paris
teautifies herself as much for the rest of
he world as for her own people. She
ives off her visitors, and her store winlows
nrft nnt iin to ftjitfli 1 br>. nf thp
lasser by. Tlicse great boulevards are
ined with stores, which at night are iluminated
brilliantly, both outside and
a. Lines of gas jcis with reflectors are
ilaced above t he windows on the outside,
p that; they cast a strong blaze down
pon the goods displayed. Nearly all
be goo<ls of the store, as a rule, are in
he windows, and the interior is not to be
ntered except for purchase. Small
tocks are carried. I judge, and as a genral
thing a first class Paris store is not
lore than twelve feet sqttare inside. I
jeeepr, of course, the grand establish
lent of the "Magazine du Louvre," and
he "Bon Marche," which are like those
f Macy's, in New York, Wannamakers
1 Philadelphia, only larger.?Frank G.
Carpenter in Cleveland Leader.
Courtesy of English Aristocrats.
Every American who has traveled
oroau Knows mat- jsmgnsn men ana
omen of established position are habitu- j
Lly brusque to strangers, inferiors, or j
rpial's; while in private houses they are
mietinies capable of a cool impertinence
rhich astonishes an American. A di^tinuished
lady of fortune and position, who
nr years had made every properly aecreded
English man arid woman welcome to
er beautiful home and cultivated circle,
assed three months at a well known Engsh
water cure with her invalid husband.
1 the house were several English people
i rank, friends and relatives of whom
le had entertained in this country. Not
le of them recognized her existence in
jy way. not even by a "good morning"
?rrr^7^^I)efng^at'tTicy (lift not'?b?
> a "cure*' to make acquaintances. >
In three months," said the lady, "the
eaidng oi my own boots was the only (
leerful soitnd I heard, and I was cured
: a belief in the courtesy of the English
;erage.'??Harper's Bazar. f
Philosophize how we will, the melan,fr.n'
,-oYWlinc til of. lifp 1? ATI .*}frffVA
iUijr lav. ? ?? oo-- | r
alion of mistakes.?Signor Max in De- ; \
oifc Free Press.
Dear Old Santa Claus. One
of the pleasantest events of Christ- *
tas time is the advent of our dear though
ytholo<*ical frhed, Santa Claus. It is
ie universal' wonderment of childhood
3W the old gent leman, who iloes not seem
? grow stingy with the passing years,
lanages to visit so many homes at about
ie same hour, and to crawl down small
id sooty Hues with so large a pack on his
loulders without soiling his beard. It is
ttlier a sad experience when boyhood and
irlhood discover that he is an imaginary
ersonase. and that?but let the myth re
tain, untouched by the stern and grinding \
icts of later life. Rich and poor are un- c
er the spell of expedition, and number- j
ss stocking will be Lung up in the hope ;
tat if Santa C'laus does not come to lili ,
icra some one else will, liare gifts will *
jss from hand to hand among the wealthy, j
pd eveu the pinchec. and poor will be t
iade glad by some little token of love and ;
Not for many years; has there been so
iuch marrying and giving in marriage as
tere has been thus far this winter. "May
ecember, 1SS7, see ail the cou;>les who
e now stepping into the matrimonial j
aces as happy as they are to-day. ]
Attempting to .Mnkc Hntr* Liable Jo vuit* l>v
Un-!r our. <'!ti'.'.* ? >.
K.vLJiioii. X. C.. Dcccmbcrf'.?The case
of Temple against the State of Xoitii (' :ro
lina au'l Roberts, auditor. invdviiJir she
right or holders of spe-ia! t-.x bonds so vnforce
IhccoSlerifoa of spc'hd taxes kvied
by th'/sani'j A--!.- of mblv ur.dtr which
the bonds were authorized, was hf arc' yes
terdayin the Ur.ilcd States C'ouii. bei"? re
Judges Bond and Seymour. 0:1 a motion < f
the State to dismiss t!.e bill A novel ?i*.;estion
arises as- to the right of a citizen ol" a
State to sue it. when his Federal rights have
been invaded by alleged unconstitutional
legislation. Edward L. Andrews. of >'e<v
York, and Fx-Solicitor General S. L. F.
Phillips, in elaborate argument, upheld the
jurisdiction of the court, whiV Ih P. I3:ii-.
tie and John \V. Graham, for the State, oppose!
I it wi h ability and a free citation <>i'
The same .Judges are to-day engaged in
hearing the ease of Morton, lilies X- Co. vs.
Roheits. auditor, which is a petition f;?r
mandamus to compel the auditor to include .
in !i;e tax list a requisition for the collet- i
tion of special taxes. 'J'lie same counsel ap- J
pear in this case. The decision of the Court
is awaited with much interest.
Sister Louise, the head and founder of
*27 houses of the Order of Notre Dame ;u ,
this country, with their 700 sisters and 20,
gin pnpiis, ciicrt i* nOay afternoon in j
Cincinu;i'.i. Si:-; houses of Notre Dame on
the Pacific :ii<o lose in her one of tiicir
The formation o? Mo! her Eve's tomb Oil
the outskirts of Pjc.W-h shows her to ha\e
been ;i v,'omars over thirty feel high. V c
have jilways hail p. suspicion that Fa'h r
Adam, v. lieu he ale that quince, vrs a v:< '
:l.? oi domestic coercion.
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cir.cs I bav<i taken. My face, body and neck
inatism is entirely gone. I weighed 11$ pound*;
152 pounds, ily first bottle helped me 5Tnine
I would not be without S. S. S- \E, 211"]
jA-qm.-F.Y b O LU
The SoIuble'Guano'isXhigbly concentrated
irade Fertilizer for all crops.
ASHLEY COTTON AND COL'N COMPOl
y/o crops and also largely used by the Truekei
ASHLEY ASH ELEMENT.?A very cheap
ilizer for Cotton, Corn and Small Grain Crop:
ASHLEY DISSOLVED BONE; ASHLEY
Jraues?for use alcr.e ar.d in Compost heap.
For Terms, Directions, Testimonials, and fo]
tublications of the Company, address
THE ASHLEY PHQSPi:
rhese pills ~ere a wonderful discovery. No others
^r re^ieve^ of disease. The inforrcatioa an
he marvelous power of these pills, they would walk
fithout. Seat by mail for 25 cents in stamps. Illuj
he isformatica is very valuable. I. S. JOHNSON & (
aagaanBa?pern ?pccsbbc?a BoaBBBBaapl
r ii i & ii y
No;, only shortens the time of labor
and lessens the p3:n, but it greatly
diminishes the danger to life of both
mother and child, and 1c ves the
mother in a condition more favorable
to speedy recovery, and less liable to
Flooding, convulsions, ana other
alarming symptoms. I s efllcacy m
this respect carries it to i>e called
tiis moritkk's Fkievd. and t) rani:
as one or Hie lie-saving remedies of ^
t.le nince.tj'li century.
We cannot publish certificates concern
us: remedy without woundinjr
;.Me >:o.i :u-y or "the writer;. Yet
w<?t:uve i-1 ;: .;o on tiie.
Send for o r book, "To Mothers." mailed free
E&asrmn He. : r.vron c;.. A^I :ntt, Gsu
niftunc floriftic' 1
i iHHUO diiU UHUMilO
From the World's Best Makers,
AT FACTORY PRICES,
Easiest Terms of Payment.
Eight Grand Jlakers, and Over
Three Hundred Styles to
Chickering, Mason & Hamlin.
Mathushek, Bent and Arion.
Mason & Hamlin, Orchestral and
Pianos and Organs delivered, freight ^
paid, to all points South. Fifteen days'
trial, and Freight Paid Both Ways, if
Order, and test the Instruments in
your Ov?n Homes.
COLUMBIA MOSIC HOUSE, v
Branch of LUDDEN & BATES'
SOUTHERN MUSIC HOUSE.
PRICES AND TERMS THE SAME.
& W. TRUMP, Manager.
\~G INSTITUTE for YOUNG LADIES
-L^ in the South has advantages superior
to those offered here in every department?
Collegiate, Art and Music. Only N
experienced and accomplished teachers.
Tlse building is lighted with gas, wanned
v.'itli the best wrought-iron furnaces, has _
hot and cold water baths, and first-class ^
appointments as a Boarding School in
every respect?no school in the South has
For Board and Tuition in everything
in full Collegiate course, including
ancient and modern languages, per
session of 20 weeks...' $100
reduction for two or more from same '
family or neighborhood. Pupils charged * J
only from date of entrance.
For CataSosrue. with full particulars, ad
dress Itkv. \V'?L;It. ATKINSON,
Charlotte. X. C.
JNRIVALED ORGANS .
>n the EASY PAYMENT system, from $3?2o
er month up. 100 styles, $22 to $900. Send for Catlogue
with fall particulars, mailed free.
UPRIGHT PIANOS, "f
'onstructed on the new method of stringing, on
inoilar terms. Send for descriptive Catalogue.
MASON & HAMLIN ORGAN AND PIANO CO.,
Boston, New York, Chicago.
CAUTION, g .
| Consumers should not conf-ssi crtr Spccifc |
[ with. Ike numerous imitations. substitutes, 3
I pctash arid mercury mixtures which an got- g ^
| ten up to sell, rxi on their ov:n merit, but on v?
j ilu merit of our remedy. An imitation it ?
! always a fraud crul a cteal, and they thrive g ,
only as thej can steal from Uw. article imitated, g
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed 1
free. For sale by all druggists. $
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., \ a
Drawer 3, Atlanta, ??*? A
-<rfcd bottics of
S r -
/ JjtKlf ? B
L scarcely ua?00d th^n tul ouicr nicui- 9
lias done^Kfclear and clean, and my r'aen- 1 '
: ar^r^cpin the medicine, and I now wei^h B
"tfid gave me an appetite like a strong man.
s its weight in cold. B
lCKELL, W. 23d St. Ferry, New Yor^
HIr I'll f)t^T'i^-?3S^Ssc<at^rr^rrr^ ^
Ammowateu Guano, a complete. High
JND.?A com oleic Fertilizer fur these
s near Charleston for vegetables, etc.
and exce"e;: Non-Aminoniaied~Fe3^B
s, aud also for Frait Trees, Gra] aU
ACID PHOSPIJATF, o? ve y High
r the vari )us attractive and instructive
[ATE CO., Charleston,-S.'C. \^H
like tasm i:-: tizvcrld. "wji positively case
sand each bos is vrc_ter the cost of a
100 miles to gel a box if they could not be bad
trated pamphlet free, postpaid. Send for it;
30., 22 Custom House Street, BOSTOS, IdASS.