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VOL. XLIV. WINNSBORO, S. 0., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY i, 1888. NO, 23.
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HE HEIRESS GF CUD? HEIGHTS.
3T FLOKEXCE E. DIAMOND.
[ CopyrigJUal, 1SS7, Zy The A. 2~. JCtilonj Xctcs
\ paper Company.]
IIITIiO D U C'i'ORT.
fa wild and thrilling i
tale or hairbreadth :
escapes from threat- !
en ing dangers, of
dark deeds or wonderful
tcry of a life, checkered
as are most lives, J
and of one who was j
an orphan from her
birth and almost an
alien from her kineK-tv*
-it. j cital I crave your at"
My rightful name v.-as Dorcas Caledon,
but until I had attained womanhood I was
known as Dorcas Lynn. My first name,
however, was my only rightful legacy, for I
was a foundirag.picked up on the steps of the
B foundling asylum ono bitter winter
night, evidently deserted by those who
should have cared for me. The matron,
Mrs. Iynn, of course took me in and kindly
cared for me; perhaps the fact that she had
a few days before lost her own little daughter,
made her more tender to the little waif
left to her mercies. As near as she could
judge from my si2e and appearance I must
have been six months old when I was left at
the asylum. The person or persons who had
placed me there hs*d evidently not intended
that I should perish from the cold, for I was
warmly wrapped and a goodly supply of
clothing was also in the basket beside me.
But no clew was left to tell from whence I
came; only the simple name Dorcas upon
various p:occs of linen told that I had evidently
been the recipient of a mother's care
at some time.
Accordingly I was adopted by Mrs. Lynn,
and in absence of any other name she kindly
gave me hers, and as Dorcas Lynn I was
known henceforth. I grew and thrived
tinder her care very well; bat when I was
seven years old my foster mother died and
again I was alone.
It was then decided by the managers to
transfer me to the Orphan's Homo in a
distant part of the State. Of my journey
there I remember nothing, being too
frnVnt^?nj>n TA recollect What h<1T>
pened. It was only when received by the
kind arms of one of the teachers and listening
to her soft, soothing voice, that I again
realized that I had a friend in the world,
since kind ilrs. Lynn bad died.
Ob! bow can we boneless ones, forsaken
by those whose duty it is to care for us,
fully testify to our gratitude lor the kind
services rendered us by those sisters o'
mercy. Such a"haven cf refuge to the little
waifs whom poverty and brutality _ have
At the Home every thing was carried cn
with the greatest ^nicety and regularity of
arrangement. "YTe were compelled to obey
the rules to the letter, but these, though
strict, were not unnecessarily rigorous or
unkind. Our teachers were firm, but ever
pleasant to us. And. on the whole, we were
as merry a set of children as one would
Wish to see.
i There are so many different crr*d<aa. of
children her^ brou-rht J"To i;r ~>--_.
met, mat CTg-^i eei'.si" uiiirinust' be exercised
that partiality is not shown to some
of the more attractive?a thing which I v.ill
here say is never-allowed in the Home.
Some of the' children are quiet, soft,
s^jken, -with bright faces and dainty ways,
'*>that w-T'ld.ckrcredit to any of the petted
darlings "who pardde Fifth avenue in silks
- and ermine, and, no doubt, are of good birth.
<? But, also, there are loud, brutal-looking
children, whose low foreheads and wide
f mouths, together with rough, unpolished
manner, show the plebian blood of the lower
Classes. Others are wao, shallow children,
inheriting no doubt, the traits of a weak,
' silly mother, or the dissipated tastes of the
} father. And so on; ail classes. grades and
\ kinds mixed together in one promiscuous
heap, yet presenting, under the watchful,
4 exacting eye of the manager, a very re7:
.The reader will no doubt be curious to
mow to which of these classes I belonged,
pd that question I often asked myself.
Jet I never fully determined, for the rea
?pn that I did not seem to belong to any in
Articular; in fact I was a quiet, shrinking
i3d, never going forward but rather wait;ag
to see what ethers did. This fault, for
?ch I designate it, might, had I been sub- I
ected to some kinds of companionship, have
ed me into trouble; but I had a grave conscientious
sense of duty, which in one so
bung made me appear unusually silent and
hough tfuL I never seemed to be at home
as the others did. I rarely ever I
omped or played as they did, but I early,
evelopod a love for books and received
mch praise for my aptness in my studies.
had many friends among my playmates
jed teachers, and so my life passed quietly
-md calmly until I was ten years old.
<2 It was a lively 3fay moaning, and as was
_ fce custom we were all in the yard enjoy*
;jcg the* soft breeze, the bright sun and the
'*? ? ?+ Vwon n of tin fimvers that blossom
in countless profusion in the neatly kept
-^rounds. I had. taken. -<ut a book to read,
,>ut the- soft air and ^elicious lull of the
?Scorning were too cnehantin g, and the leaves
by untamed while I si:t .i-atcling a fleecy
"cloud sailing over the sky. I am an old
svoman now, but I have never forgotten
' that May morning so long ago. Every incident
of it is as vividly impressed upon my
mind, as though it happened but yesterday.
> MI wish I could pick a flower/' said Mcllie
Dare, a little girl of eight or nine, eyeing a
bed of purple pansies before her. '-I tnink
I might, too: it's real mean that we can't
pick just one, I'm going to anyhow."
Al No, no, you must not," cried Nellie Winters,
arresting Mollie's hand in the disobedient
act. "You will be punished if you do.
*1 don't care," cried reckless Mollie, angrily.
"I think it's moan, and I hate this
Oil place, I wish I could go away and never
come back." And here, out of breath, she
firrng herself down on the grass and pouted
> 'You're a goose," said Nellie: "you
Idon't know what is good for you. I won ffler
what we'd do if it weren't for this
'jbome. When Fin grown I mean to be a
' 'matron like Mrs. Hart, I should like it so."
. ! "I woman"!,'' ssia jiKEie lvawc
\ face was li3oe soma pictured saint's it was
so fair and sweet. "I meen, when I am.
* grown-up, to go out into the world and be a
lady said "wear nice, soft dresses and
rfnrs, like the ladies that were here
esterday." And the vain littlo creature
ossed her small head contemptuously at
HeUie, who only scrfled in ret"m.
* Say, Dorcas," cried Nanny, turning to
4JL 41 wouldn't I be nicc? Nellie is a roal
Sid woman, don't you think so?"
I Whatever my reply was to have been it
toas never made, for just then a carriage
came swiftly up the walk and we all rose to
catch a glimpse of the occupants. But we j
onlycaught sight of two ladies inside be- I
!fbre it passed us. For a moment after, ,
we stood looking at each c^her la sGence. I
We had seen the ssme thing too marrtirass :
fcot to know what it meant, for hardly &
Tseek passed that some one did not visit the
issyium intent upon adopting aome of enr
aramber, and we had no doubt but this was
the errand upon which these visitors came
also. The nest momejiKbe call-bell rang,
6nd then" we were caj-xain; but still we said
^pfeing, only each taking a companion we :
. quietly entered the hall. The matron mot as
. and led us ail Into the long reception-room,
I used to receive visitors. There sea tod in
j large arm chairs were tvro ladies. One was
young, not more than thirtv-Sve and strik;
ing'y handsome. Her beauty being of that
; dark bright kind that docs not fade but
j ripens. She was richly dressed ia dark-bluo
; velvet, with costly lace at the nock and
! wrist3. 0:i her head 9he wore a jaunty hat,
' the same shade as her dress and ornamented
| with drooping white plumes that swept to
i her shoulders. Her dark hair was arranged
i about her shapely head in rich cc-ils, and the
| small hands folded in her lap were c^quisj
j I noted all this, child though I was, in ths |
j few moments I stood there, and, though
! most children vrouid have been attracted |
I toward the beautiful a^d dainty-locking j
lady, I only shrank away, feeliug a strange i
| repulsion, almost smountingto fear, towards. |
! her, and wishing I oould Lido myself behind
j the matron's ample skirts. My next glance
fell on the other lady, who sat quite still,
looking r;p and down the line of faces beforo
her, as if vainly searching for some por'.'euiar
one cr~cngst us. She was exactly the :
opposiie of her companion in looks and bearing.
I remember, even then, wondering
that they should be together. She was &
woman at least fifty years of age, and even
more, perhaps, for her hair was thickly
sprinkled with gray, and there were hard
lines about her month and eyes that spoke
of age or care ?perhaps both, but a strange |
look of suppressed p~in seemed imprinted j
upon her whole face. But even when youth i
had leni her the charm and freshness of !
girlhood she must slill nave oeen verypiam; j
her complexion -was sallow, her eyes gray, j
small and keen z? a ferret's, her cheekbones
high, her hg-jro tail and angular,
with large hands and wrists; her dress, of
some gray stuff, was scant and short; she
wore a brown shawl and some flcft, ugiy
sort of a bonnet, and glasses. Such, in i
brief, is the description of those two women i
as I remember them that afternoon so long j
The matron waited until we were all quiet;
then she spoke in her gentle, even tones:
' My dear children, these two ladies wish to
adopt, as their own, cno of ycu little girls.
I am glad to say I can surely recommend
each and all of you as obedient and trusty
children, and I hope, if this kind lady should
conclude to take one of you, you will try
and see the benefit of the change, and act
This was a set speech of madam's; we
had heard it often before, and therefore
paid little attention to it, except to stare |
more fixedly at the lloor.
Tho elder lady arose at this and came j
slowly down tho long line, scrutinising !
sharply each face before her, not as if mak- j
ing a choice, but rather as if searching for i
some resemblance. Finally she reached the
matron, at whose side I stood, or rather hid,
for I felt a fear of the well-dressed woman;
I felt little less than sm absolute terror of
this one, who, with her keen gray eyes,
seemed to see straight through me. I hoped
she would pass ec by, but she did net. She
paused, and, laying a hand on my shoulder,
drew me out of the shadow into the full
light that came in through the hall windows.
I blushed crimson, and hung my head, my
heart beating almost to suffocation, so frightened
was I, while the woman slowly inspected
me from head to foot
"Hold uj*your head,'' she commanded, in
her brusque way. I obeyed her. She took
one look in my eyes; a gleam of intelligence
flashed in her face. "The ramc,"' she muttered;
"the very same. New, what is ycur
name, littie girl?" she inquired.
"Dorcas Lynn," I answered, shyly.
"Dorcas; yes, yes." Then, turning to the
matron, she inquired very particularly in
regard to my past history, from whence I
came, etc., etc., all of which madam answered
to the best cf her ability, giving her
the brief history with which the reader is?
iliss Armund (for such I learned was her
name), for she exclaimed, almost eagerly, I
thought: "SJie'llcio; I'll tafte ner."
Then, turning- to her companion, she in- J
cuirea: "Have you any thing- to say, Lena!" i
The other lady had remained seated, apparently
quite indifferent as to what her
companion was doing, but at her question
she arose and came slowly down the room
to where I stood. She gave me one look?a
lock so'lull ol hatred and malice, that it
seemed to scorch my very soul; but her
tones were smooth and soft as she answered:
"II you are satisfied, Maria, I am content."
"I am quite satisfied," answered Hiss A>
mund. in a meaning tone.
"Then it is settled," answered tho other, ;
and she swept back, to her seat by the win- j
mm | |
w SOLD VP TOCR HEAD."
dow, followed by the admiring eyes of the
children, "who already began to envy me the !
good luck (as they termed it) that had be- i
It seemed to be settled then that I was ;
going a-way, for the matron, after a few j
demerit's conversation, brought out the j
large book in which persons adopting chil- j
dren were required to sign their names and '
p-frirm to several rules respecting the oare j
and treatment of them.
To the matron's surprise, apparently, toe i
younger of the ladies took up the pen to i
sign her name, thu3 affirmmg that she was
the cno who was really to take charge cf j
me, though the elder lady's tiisto only had ;
boon questioned, regarding the choice.
I stood nea and noticed the graceful, |
elegant hand in which the lady wrote her
name, and leaning ever I repd it:' La&a
Clayton, 147 Regea* street, Baltimore.
' Q$b Sramssed the c&s?
tSSflrcnT^a taking ay hand, led mo to my ;
own little room with its tiny bed. nest car- J
pet en 1 muslin-curtained wiur.ow. through \
which came tho sub'le i.**"' :i of Nio ?uay j
awn:'- " v.*:' 'a O.o SvU;: el 1 :rus.
[TO BE CPXTIXUED]
A Sensation in Sumter.
Chakleston, S. C., Dec. 30.?At Sum-1
ter, S. C., today, P. G. Bowman and D. j
G. Ktels were arrested by the Sheriil and i
t .. TViol Tnct'i/Vi Clf>riTcrf* Tv i
uruui;lit crciviu i. iiui y u^uvv wv.jjv ?.
Haynes worth. The parlies commenced
catting and shooting at each other in the
Justice's office. At "the first shot Kuyr.i.sj
worth r. ball in the eye, v hid;
passed 'iii'-vi-h his head, and he is l":?.
dying. ].). 0. Ksels and a man uan.t-d
Peunicgton, of Lynchburg, Va., were als^
badly wounded. The affair causes intense
When the diligent collcctor returns to
ike ellico Vviih i sluall showing :\sd the despondent
remark fet are
mighty close too ay," is it proper to say to
him, "Well, dun, good and faithful servant?''
A lot of Chinese gamblers were arrested
in Chicago the other day.-but when arraigned
for trial fourteen of them looked
so much alike that they could not be identitled,
and consequently were discharged.
j HIE WORK OF THE SESSION.
cri::; N1,?/ la'.vs added to the
Jlie C''!i?*ri?l A>si,ai!>!<v Accorojjlirfit-d
i <i ;i be>?;on of 'I weuty-hix Working
j Act to repeal an Act to establish two
I ?cho-:i districts in Chester county.
Act to authorize the town council of
! Forres'on to borrow money to build an
Act to aiuend an Act to limit tie numI
I. - ? - C ^ 1 ^.sa^aa.I AAMwIiao !
! U: uxai juau.v;ci> tcxwiiii vuuiiiiwj
! so far ?$ relates to the counties of Edgefield
Act to ratiFy and confirm a certain)
contract made by the county cominisgiontrs
of Chester county, relating to
unfinished records in the Clerk's office.
Act to validate and confirm the consolidation
of the Augr.sta, Edgefield and
N"vv.*herry Railroad with the Atlantic and
Noi thwestern Railroad.
Act re amend Section 144, of Part 2,
Title IV., of the Code of Procedure, relating
to the place of trial of civil actions.
. Act to alter and amend the charter of
the town of Manning.
Act to authorize the Charleston, Cincinnati
and Chicago Railroad to build
and opt rate telegraph and telephone
Act to further provides for the public
printing in this State.
Act to declare the degrees of affinity
or consanguinity within which any Judge
or judicial officer shali not be qualified
Act to authorize the city o? Columbia
to guarantee and pay tiie coupons to be
issued by the trustees of the Columbia
Act to provide for the preservation
and management of the Downer fund.
Act to exempt certain portions of
Kershaw comity from the operations ox
the stock law.
Act to provide for the compensation
of agents appointed by the Governor in
casts of requisition for fugitives from
Act to amend Subdivision 1 of Section
13 of the Code of Procedure, relating to^
the time of holding Courts in the First'
Act to amend the charter of the South
Bound Railroad Company.
Act to extend the jurisdiction of the
trial justices for Hampton and Beaufort
counties resident at or near Eardeeviile.
Act relating to the Y/inihrop Training
School for Teachers.
Act to authorize tiie county board of
examiners of Kershaw county to sclect
one series of bovks to be used in the
public schools of said county.
Act to incorporate the Columbia Savings
Act to renew and amend the charter
o: me town 01 j>uiCKs.
Act to amend Section 1,C05 of the
Gerrral Statutes relating to county
boavus of examiners.
Act to regulate criminal pr.^tice in the
Courts oi General Sessions.
Act to revive, renew and amend the
charter of the Cokesbury School, at
Cokeebury, Abbeville county.
Act to incorporate the board of trastecs
of t:>e Co.umbia Canal, to transfer
to the said board *t!ie Columbia CanaT
-ichtho lands now held therewith and
its anpurtenances and to develop?the;,
fsano. - >
Act to charter the Bennettsvilie andCheraw
Act in relation to forfeited lands, de-.
linquent lands and collection of taxes. > " *
Act to incorporate the town of Yerdery, Abbeville
Act to amend an Act renewing the
charter of the tovrn o? Rook Hill.
Act to amend Subdivision 8, Section
Ct? ?* r'A/^A PimT volOf_
CO Ul. LUC V/UU.C Ui. V1TU ?i- iwwuuivi XW.MWleg
to courts of trial justices.
Act to amend Section 1,063 of the'
General Statutes, relating to unclaimed
persona! property in the possession of!
Act authorizing the county treasurer
upon the request of the school commissioner
ox Richland county to make temporary
loans 9! money for the purpose
of meeting the current expenses of the
schools in said county.
Act to incorporate the TFadesboro,
TVinnbboro and Camack Railroad.
Act to amend the charter of the town
of Mount Carmel, Abbeville county.
Act to amend the charter of the Loan
and Exchange Iknk of Columbia.
Act to amend an Act to provide for the
incorporation of banks.
Act to incorporate the town of Princeton,
in Laurens county.
Act to amend the charter of the South
Ci-roiina Land Improvement Company.
Act to amend the charter of the village
of 'latum, in Marlboro county.
* ct to amend Section 358 oi Code of
Procedure relative to appeals to the Supremo
Act toprovide for a new school dis
tract m .Logeneld county.
Act to amend the charter of the tovrn
of Liberty in the county of Pickens.
Act to amend an Aot to provide for
the ^indexing of certain records in the
office of the register of mesne conveyance
of Anderson county.
Act to create a new school district in
Greenville and Spartanburg counties.
Act to amend Section 3 of an Act to
provide for the establishment of a new
school district in Fairfield county.
Act to make appropriations to meet
the ordinary espouses of the State Government
for the hscal year commencing
-November 1, 18S7.
Act authorizing the county commissioners
ol Clarendon to apply unexpended
balances to the payment of certain
Act to incorporate the Congaree Gas
and E'cctric Company.
Act to amend the charter of the Manchester
and August i Railroad Company.
Act requiring the county commissioners
of Spartanburg and Hichland counties
to submit to the qualified voters
thereof the 'i'lesticn of subscription or
no subscription to the experimental
c*c;r:.fi in wi/1
.Act to rcjiew and amend the charter of
tb- town of Fort -Vlill.
Act vo allow cities, towns, villages and
to^zxsliiv^s interested in the CaroiiES,
Cae-beriand Gay and Chicago Railway
Company which have not heretofore
vcieu subscriptions to the capital stock
of .said road to vote the same.
Act to amend the law in relation to the
location and naoies ox voting prec?nct2
in tbis State.
Act amending the chaiter of the city
Act to .authorise Yerdier, Bell's, Warren
a d Broiton townships, Colleton j
count;. to ^ .liscrihe to the stock of the
Green Vond, Walter bore and Branchvilie
Railway Company and issue bonds
ILL MilJiUCUl/ UICICU**
Act to cisvter the town of Clover.
Act to raise supplies and make appropriations
for the Useal year commencing
Act amending the charter of the town j
Act to fix the times for holding Circuit
Courts in the Eighth circuit.
Act to create a new school district,
within People's township, of Brunson,
I Act to proYide for the submission to
i the voters of Abbeville and Greenville
j counties of the question of license or no
Act to amend the :aw in relation to
Act to prevent the improper selling of
articles of food and to provide a penalty
Act to amend an Act to limit the numI
ber of trial justices in York county, and
| to provide ior two trial justices in the
city of Spartanburg.
Act to amend the charter of the Scran|
ton and Timmonsville Tramway ComI
Act to provide for the establishment
| of a new school district in York county.
Act to incorporate 'he town of Port
Lawn, Chester county.
Act to amend the Act to limit the
number of trial justices in Fairfield
Act io incorporate the Columbia Club.
Act to amend an Act to declare a certain
creek on Edisto Island, Berkeley
county, a private stream.
Act to provide for the mode of appointing
trial justices and for their
tenure of office.
Act to provide for tlie manner in
the salaries of Court stenograj^hers gSui
be paid. .*
Act to provide for beneficiary scholarships
in the Winthrop Training School
for Teachers at Columbia.
Act to incorporate the Clinton Bu:lding
and Lea j Association.
Act in relation to posting the schedules
of passenger trains behind time.
Act to amend the charter of the Bfiak
Act to amend the charter of the B.'.nk
Act to provide for the establishment
of three new school districts in Fairfiud
county, and authorize the levy and collection
of a local tax therein.
Act to amend Subdivisions 2, 4 and 5
of Section 919 of the General Statutes
relating to physicians.
Act to incorporate the town of Pendleton.
and provide for its government.
Act to protect the o-wriers of bo^es,
baskets, casks, bottles and syphons, ised
in the sale of mineral waters,
waters, porter, ale, eider, ginger ile,
smali beer, lager beer, white beer or
other similar beverages.
Act to declare the law relating to tha
separate estates of married women.
Act to exempt certain portions of Colleton
county from the operation of Sthe
Act to prevent monopolies in the
transportation of freights and to secure
free competition in the same.
Act to change the name of the town of
Cartersvilie. in Darlington county.
A +r\ arv*/jT?rl 0 KO(\ r\f
IV V* KMV
General Statutes relating to the recovery
oi* stolen goods.
Act to limit the amount to be paid for
the support of the outside poor of Fairfield
Act to incorporate the Yorkville Building
and Loan AssociationAct
to provide for the relief of certain,
soldiers and sailors, and widows of soldiers
and sailors of the late war betjgfcn
A ;t to make appropriation*--fo?||Sa.
per uiom and mileage of the Gent/al
.Act to authorize the " county commissioners
io-sell the wrcr'tann insrG;
Ai^^'am^dSeeticm2,498 of ihc General
Statutes relating' to getit larceny.
.Act to -amend "An. Act to create a
Department of Agriculture, defining its
powers-and duties and charging it -with
the inspection of phosphates, the regulating
the sale of commercial fertilizers,"
approved December 23, 1S79.
Act 50 amena unapter zo 01 trie ueieral
Statutes entitled "Of the University
of South Carolina."
Act. to authorize and empower the
county, commissioners of Kershaw county
to borrow money to defray the current
expenses and to pay school teachers'
certificates of said county for the fiscal
year commencing November 1,1887, and
to piedge the taxes for said fiscal year
for the payment of the same.
Act to provide for a salary to be paid
to the Probate Ju -go of Fairfield county,
and to provide for the manner in
which the same shall be paid.
Act to amend an Act to reduce the
number of trial justices in ixershaw
county and to make the office a salaried
one, approved December 22, 1886.
Act relating to persons entering or
concealing themselves in any house, with
inteut to stsai or commit any other
Act to amend Section 2.482 of the
General Statutes of South Carolina, relating
Act to amend Section 1,443 of the
General Statutes, relating to charges
made by railroads for tlae transportation
Act to authorize and empower the
county commissioners of Laurens countj
to borrow money for certain purposes.
Act to extend ana amend the charter
of the Anderson Building and Loan
Act to renew and amend tbe charter
of the Due West Female College.
Act to allow unimproved lands which
have not been on the tax list since lb75
to be listed without penalty.
Act to prohibit the obstruction ox .
navigation, by budges over and across
rivers in this State.
Act to empower the Charleston, Cin- :
cinnati and Chicago Hailroad Company j
to mortgage its property and franchises,
and to confirm existing mortgages.
Act to amend an Act to chauge the
time of listing property for taxation, approved
December 23, 1884.
Act to amend an Act to regulate the
election of intendant and wardens in the
town of Walterbero.
Act to 13 x the per diem and pay oi j
conchy boards of txaminers, Arc.
Act to incorporate "The Woman's |
Christian Temperance Union."
Act to amend Section 2,~0o of tie :
General Statutes of uie State, in relation ;
to burning or cutting untenanted houses.
Act to authorize and require thi town
council of llock Sill to issue bonds for
the purpose oi paving for a steam fire
engine :md for the improvement of the
fire department of said town, and to
proviu-s for the interest accruing thereon.
Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act
to incorporate the town of Srunso'n, in
Beaniorc county, and Acts "amendatory
Act to charter the Anderson and
Walhal-a Western Extension Hailroad
A'ft to Dnnish cock iiarhiins within
thrt-e ;ui' &= of any chartered institution
of learning in this State.
Act io amend Lhe charter of the Enterprise
and Loan Association of Camden.
Act to amend an Act to incorporate
tie town of Florence, approved March
9, 1871, and an Act to incorporate the
town of Florence, approved December
Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act
to incorporate the town of Chester," up-j
proved December 22, 1SS5, and for other
purposes therein named.
Act to i-athorize the county treasurer j
of Berkeley county to place the balance
trial justice tax in the Parish of St. An- i
drew's, levied in the fiscal year 1S84-S-",
to the credit of paitindebtedness of 18b").
Act tr exempt certain portions of
Cbf.^Ics ;on and Berkeley counties from
i the operations of Chapter 27, Title X..
Fart L, of the Gentrcl Statutes, relating
to the General Stock law and fencing
Act to authorize the county treasurer
j of Berkeley county to transfer to the
i credit of the school districts of said
county certain funds held for the p&v|
ment of school certificates issued in the
fiscal years 1873 to 1S78 inclusive and
remaining uncalled for.
Act to regulate appeals in criminal
Act to regulate the trafSc in :;ee'! cotton
in the counties of Abbeville, Aiken..
York, Edgefield, Berkeley, Kershaw, |
Richland, Orangeburg, Charleston, Ches-1
ter and Union.
Act to prohibit trial justices "who receive
salaries from charging or receiving
any fees in criminal business.
Act to authorize the levy of a special j
school tax in School District No. 9, Fair- j
Act to authorize and empower the!
county commissioners of Colleton county
to borrow money for certain purposes.
Act to incorporate the town of Holly
Hill, in Berkeley county.
Act to authorize and require the clerk
of the Court of Common Pieas for Edgefield
county to reindex and rearrange
the records of the old Court of Equity
of said county and to provide for his
Act to amend Section SO of the General
Statutes, in relation to the qualification
Act for the establishment of a new
school district in Laurens county, and to
authorize the levy and collection of a
school tax therein.
Act relating to the compensation of
county commissioners of Anderson and
Lancaster counties and their clerks.
Act to amend Sections 936 938 of the
General Statutes relating to dentists.
Act for the establishment of a new
school district in the countv of York, to
be known as the Rock Eiil school district,
and to authorize the levy of a local
Act to amend the Act entitled "An
Act to authorize the levy and collection
of a special tax in School District No. 1
of Ivershaw county."
Act to authorize and empower the
county commissioners Berkeley county
to borrow money for certain purposes.
Act to authorize the town council of
Bock Hill to issue bonds for the purchasing
of lands and buildings and other
improvements for educational purposes,
and to provide for the interest accruing
Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act
to provide for die issuing of license to
sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors,
Sec., in Berkeley and Beaufort counties,"
approved December 24, 1S86.
Joint Resolution to authorize the
county treasurer of Berkeley county to
pay the claim of C. W. Sanders.
Joint Resolution to authorize the
county commissioners of Greenville,
Georgetown and Pickens counties to j
^oriQw money for certain purposes.
Joint Resolution authorizing the county
commissioners of Anderson county to
refund $100 to H. C. Summers.
e -' oinsJCeaolntiqn a?thori'*atJ^tbecoTi2-' j
fyncommissioners of Clarendon county
to apply unexpended balances to the!
County treasury to certain claims.
Joint Resolution to provide for the in- j
vestigation of the financial condition of j
the county, of Clarendon and for the I
payment of the expenses of the same. j
Joint Resolution to require the school j
commissioner o? Colleton county to pay i
W. W._ Toomer, L. ?. Acherman and j
A. J. Hutson certain sums therein named.
Joint Resolution authorizing the
county treasurer and school commissioner
of Chester county to borrow money
UJ \J*X\ 3UUUUI ClttiUiOJoint
Resolution authorizing the |
county commissioners of Pickens county i
to borrow money to pay off the balance i
of the second instalment of county bonds
in aid of '.he Atlantic and Richmond Air
Joint Resolution t<j authorize the
county board of examiners of Colleton
county to pay Salina DuBois $33.
Joint Resolution authorizing the commissioners
of the sinking fuud to deliver
to J. M. Lowry certain papers.
Joint Resolution to authorize the
school commissioner of Colleton county
to pay V. C. Griffith, Jr., for services as
Joint Resolution to authorise the
school commissioner of Pickens county
to reissue and pay to J. T. Boggs a pay
certificate for services as teacher.
Joint Resolution proposing an amendment
to Articlc X. of the Constitution of |
the State, ratified April 16, 1SG-S, by
striking out Section 2 thereof.
Joint Resolution authorizing and re
qairing the school commissioner o?
Edgefield county to pay Chloe Nichol:
son her school claims'. *
Joint Resolution proposing an amend
ment to Article IV. of the Constitution
ox the State of South Carolina.
.Joint Ik.solution to authorise the
county conmissioners of Marlboro caun?
ty t-Q pay Vf. E. Thomas for extra recording
and indorsing in the office 07
Tudge of Probate,
Joint Resolution to authorize aud empower
tho county commissioners of
York county to borrow money to defray
the current expenses, and to pay school
teachers' certificates of said county, ior
the fiscal year commencing November 1,
IS87, and to pledge the taxes for said
fiscal jear for the payment of the same.
T'l'.lilv nf lit- Mn/I,.rn Kx.rlu
Lfcr ma said her boots were too high in the
But no other $:%'ie would she wear.
One day while out wu,Uing she stepped ou J
Of banana, and.uttering feu car-piercing
She" J.renziedly clutched in the air.
II.?sue is SAVED.
Her bustle was rubber, inflated of course:
The fashion prevailing to meet:
And it turned out to be of Ly.--- gaiety &o
For vce- Sue down ou the sidewalk
She bounded right back to her feet.
In the foregoing, maidens who styiish boots
This moral will easily find,?
Warn sidewalks are icy and out of repair,
A ba-i!e of rubber, inflated with air,
Is handy to carry behind.
woman ana iter uisease*
Is the title of r; la?ge illustrated treatise,
by Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, X. Y., sent
to adv address for ten cents in sfhrnps. It
teaches successful self-treatment.
"Walnut oil is siiu to. be equal to olive
oil, and in Europe is an article of trade.
It is also used by painters and by makers
of fancy soaps, and for burning in lamps.
"Do they m^s you at home'/" he asked,
as she folded and put away a letter she had
just received from her mother. "Never,"''
she -answered; "the call me *Sisl""
SOME NEW LAW?.
Acts p.r.d Joint 3ies?lntion.s of the S^.^ioa
The following Acts and Joint Resolutions
became laws at the late session cf
the State Legislature:
An Act to allow Unimproved Lards,
which have not be? n on the Tax Bo< ks
since 1875, to be Listed without
Section I. That in ail cases uhere unimproved
land, which has not been upon
the tax books siuce the fiscal year eozr:menciug
November 1st. 1875, and which
is not in the forfeited 'ist, shall at any
t?'cae before the 1st d: _ j? October, 1SS<S,
be returned to the county auditor for
taxation, the said auditor be, and he i>
hereby, instructed to assess the same and
to enter it upon the duplicate of the
fiscal jear commencing November 1st,
1837, with the .simple taxes of that year.
Section 2. That all such land;: as may
be returned to the auditor lor taxation,
between the first day of October, I8i:8,
and the first day of October, 18S9, shaii j
be assessed and charged with the simple
taxes of tb9 two fiscal years commencis^"!
respectively on the 1st day o: Novem-;
ber, 1887, and the 1st day of November, !
Section 3. That as soon as practicable
after the passage of this Act the comptroller
general is directed to furnish a
copy of the same to each auditor in the
State, and the auditors are required to
publish the same in each of their county
papers once a week for three months
during the year 1888, and for the sam.s
period of time during the year 3.S89; am5
the cost of such publication shall be paid
by the county treasurer, upon the order
of the county commissioners, out of the
ordinary county tax last collected.
An Act to exempt certain portions of
Berkeley and Charleston counties from
the operations of Chapter XXVII..
Title X., of the General Statutes, relating
to the General Stock Law and'
Section 1. That such portions of j
Berkeley and Charleston counties us arc- j
included within t!ie lines hereinafter de-!
fined be, and the same are hereby, exempted
from the operation and orr.visionof
Pi.rt 1, Tiiie X., Chapter XXVII., relating
to the general sto^k law and
fcncirg stock, and that wii ;in said
limits all live stock m-..y be per fritted to
range at large without being coiatiiied b\
fences: Provided, Thatparties wlo have
complied with the general stock l?w embraced
in and adjoining the teriitordescribed
in the foi los ing ?ect;- >n shaL
have the rights of Chapter XXVil..
Title X., ol the Ge^erul Statutes, relating
to the stock lav;, an;: only deprived
of same by the erection and keeping up,
at the expenses of rLs owners of stock
claiming the benefit of the exemption
herein of all such fences as may be
necessary for su h purpose, whether
such fences be necessary around one.
plantation or several.
Section 2. That tie rjoriions of saic
counties in the foregoing section referee
to shall be bounded by the following
lines, to wit: Commencing on the south
bank of the Sar.tee River, the point ;
where the Northeastern Raiiroa 1 touches
the same, along the ea-tern side of saiu
track to a point where sa'.d track crosses
the Santcc Canal; from thai; point nlor.g !
Sfeefcesstcrc: -bzzb lci ;:J. i iC-v-l io its
Southern, extremity: th^nw by the
shortest line to the Coot t Rive/ road,
at "Wapbeo Bridge and along said road io
a convenient point on the eastern branch
of Cooper River, thence down said
eastern branch of taut river > the raain
river; thence down. said iiver to the
Wando Riverj thonee up tue western
bank of said Wando River to the Yv'ando
plantation, about twelve miles above
Mount Pleasant; thence across Christ !
Church Parish to a p'obi * Vai north of !
the head waters of O w .ndaT Creek, uud j
along the eastern bank of :-nid creek rthe
sea; thence along the soacoast line of
Charleston count, to the mouth of the
San tee River, and along said river, the
same b?ing the county line, to the poinc
of intersection the track of the Northeastern
Railroad with, the said river.
An Act to amend an "Act to change the
time cf Listing Property for Taxation,"
approved December 24, ISSi.
Section 1. That an Act entitled an
"Act to change Th:?> tinv.* of listing property
for taxation," approved E'econibtr
21, 1834, be amended by inserting after
the February at the end oi Section 1 tiifollowing:
"Provided, however, tharthe
returns of the following agricultural
products, to mi: Cora, cotton, wheat,
oats, rice, peas and long forage, made
on the day specified by law, shall be the
amount actually cn liu-nd cn August 1,
immediately preceding the date o? said
return; and provided further, that this
shall apply only to such s-id products as
are actually in the handi oi liie producers
Section 2. That all Act i or part-; ot
Acts inconsistent with or repugnant to
this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.
An Act to P.nx-al Section 2 of <>.jx Aci to
regulate Appeals m Criminal Ctec-5.
(Approved December 'Si. 1884.)
Section 1. That :'ro;n acd atter the
passage oi this Act it- shall not be lawful
i'or any Justce of t'ic suprenje Oour?t ui'
any Circuit Judge of thi* ^taie, pending i
an appeal io th? Supreme C mxt, to
grant bai.l tr* aay person tIio ;h. .It haw
'etna convicted of any oiTe^ce the punishment
whereof is death or imprisonment
for life, or imprisonment for any
term exceeding ion years.
Action 2. That ail Acts and parts of |
Acts inconsistent -with t'ui:s Act be, $yj<| '
the same are hereby, repealed.
An Act *>, ivEtend Section 1.-113 of the
_ General Statutes, in relation to charges
r?ia::.e by railroads for the transportation
S#>?K?vn ? Thar. *r.)* >?! 1 AU-1 r.F t>iA i
General Statutes, in relation to charges;
made by railroads for the irar^poviation j
of property, be, and th.c is hereby,
amended b^ adding the following proviso;
ai the end oi said section: "Provided,
further, that if one corporation
should use, operate or otherwise, control.
wholly or iu part. s^Tei-al lines or
divisions of hitho: cC< independent railroads
\rl:Via the State, that the commission
may in their discretion, conjointly
with the said corporations!, fir different
rate# of toll or compensation for freight j
traiiie on each of said hitherto independent
iiocs or divisions: Provided, further,
ili-it i'-.e railroad commission, conjointly
with the railroad companies, shall have
authority to make special rates for the i
purpose of developingail manufacturing,
mining, milling and internal ;.mprove-t
ments in the State," to that said section*
as amended shall read as follow:;:
^eciion 1,443. It shall be unlawful for
any person or persons engaged in the
LJTH -JJ:jj*1JL ttttilVLl Ui j JXUVlUt'U
in Section l,i40 of this chapter, to
charge <5r reeci-e any greater compensation
for carrying, receiving, storing, for- [
warding or handling articles oi the same
character and description for a shorter
than a longer di^i-ance in one continuous
carriage; and the road of a corporation
si?all include all the road in use by such
! corporation, whether owned or operated
under a contract or lease bj such corporation:
Provided, that nothing in this
chapter contained shall be construed so
as to require any corporation or combination
of corporations to regulate their
ohm-gee for shorter distances bj their
proportion oi through rates between
terminal or junctional competitive points:
Provided, further, that if one corporation
.should use, operate or otherwise
control, wholly or in part, several lines
or visions of hitherto independent railroads
within the State, that the commission
may in their discretion, conjointly
v.-ith the said corporations, fix different
j f;'tes of toll or compensation for freight
trairic on c-f cfi oi said. iutnerto muepenaj
eat lines or ci-isioii: Provided, farther,
j that the railroad commission, conjointly
with the railroad companies, shall liave
authority to make special rates for the
purpose of developing all manufacturing,
mining, milling and internal improvements
in the State.
Joint Resolution proposing an Amendment
to Article IV., of the Constitutioti
of the State of South Carolina.
That the foEv'trrng amendments to the
Constitution of this State be submitted
to the qualified electors of the State at
j the next general election, and if a majority
of the electors qualified to vote
i'or members of the Geuersl Assembly
vctins thereon shall vote in favor of such
amendments, and two-thirds of each
branch of the next General Assembly
shit 11, after such election, and before
another, ratify the same, it shall be a
part of the Constitution, to wit: Article
IV., of the Constitution shall be so
amended that hereafter in place of Section
20 of said article the following shall
be substituted and known as Section 20,
to wit: Section 20. A Court of Probate
shall be established in each county, with
jurisdiction in all matters testamentary
aod of administration, in business ap^ ertaming
to minors and the allotment of
dower, in cases of idiocy and lunacy
ami persons non compos mentis. The
Judge of said Court shall be eiectea oj I
lii." qnnlrSed ckctors of the respective
counties for the term of four years.
The qut-stion of adopting this amendment.shall
be submitted to the electors
as follows: Those in favor of the amendment
shall deposit a ballot with the following
words printed or written thereon:
"Constitutional amendment in reference
to Article IV., Section 20?yea." Those
opposed to the amendment shall cast a
i'allot with, the following words printed
or written "thereon: ?-Constitutional
amendment Article IV., Section 20?no."
While man toils upward with his load
; lis spec:I is not increased,
f>;" when he strides the downward road?
Then everything is greased.
. Through by daylight?The night.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity
of you own mind.
A man's credit is low down when he
'. un not obtain money under false pretenses.
A nightmare is the only animal that has
a dreamy eye.
I r is a glorious thing to resist temptations,
but it is sale to avoid them.
Bj.vare of thin ice, boys. The season of
dr> > -vaiug lias come.
Loudon rejoices in two lady dentists,
i:- :.:c U,ih i-audsonie an' skillfnl.
I; is iho liiddlc airc-d man whose incrcasit-g
:irth tells him v. bat the waist of time is.
A li>t!o Burlington Ivy spelled cat,
"Ca-miik '' because, he said, cats didn't
12;nv to get along well in the world? |
hire a man with an auger or drill to bore
no for you.
Why is :i speudlhrift's purse like a thunder
clcad? Bee.)use it keeps continually
I".-:her?Oct of debt, eh? I Tow in the
v.-:>ri i did you raise the cash? Son?Well,
to ti.l! the iruih, father?I 'lifted' it!
r? -.thing the eyes when tired or weak in
s*-it. water will soothe and strengthen
Or.:1 of the teachers recently risked a
p.'.pi! what lbs. sfood for. "Elbows, I
,-;<c was the unexpected reply.
France hardly gets over its trouble with
Orr-vy whi n something turns up with its
In the matter or speed there is a gre^t
similarity betweea a flash of lightning and
i bit of scandal.
Robbie,"' said the visitor, kindly, "h^ve
V't?: any little broibersand sister??''
wee Robbie; "I'm all the children
Believe me, ever}* mau has his secret
sorrows which the world krJ&ws not; and
oftentimes wc call a man cold when he is
The rich mau riues to his business when
h'.: might .walk, because he can get There
(j;:i' kcr. He will also get to his grave
if men had only temptations to great
sir:-; they would always be good; but the
d iily fight with little ones accustorn's tium
"What is money?" asks the Batavia
Tiir.es. Money (adds the Rome Ser.tinc!) is
the missing link between a m?.n and his
J.a-xrer (in coum?Little boy, do you
k:;.vw ibt re of an oath? Little Boy?
sir: it's something my pa uses to put ,
tip srovepipes wit.h.
T i.'j suit for a maiden's fs brought
In c urt of com?pica?e. Hut when
i:;- 1-,'ti nmu ./rtfcrs she plaintiff out it is ?.
"Arcyou matcof this shipJ'Vdd nnewly
irvivwi passenger to iLa "cook. "Xo, sir;
"I :i"; t'ne m:'ji itiiu eooks the mate!" said
"fentlemen," siid an amateur farmer
irom the city, wriiing to the chairman
of agricultural society, "put me down
>n vf-ur 'list of cattle for a calf."
A' Irishman being asked who; her oon-civ.fii
did not strike iiici when stealing.
ori.j-jMily replied, "Faith and he daren't, .
for hknows I'll hit him. back."
A.-> t?i'ricu!tural exchange thinks that the
o! H:i?hiooed plough is soon to become a !;
- - 1*7 1 C* __ xl > . I
ot me past. i>e uavc ouen luougm
P w; > being run in the ground. .
V.'ji itever ecmes from the brr.ia carries
11;? of the place it came from: and 1
Caterer comes from tiie heart carries the
lic.il ond color cf its birthplace.
. Friend (to happy fatbiri?IIello. Jones, i
let ?;c congratulate you. i hear you have
new boy at your house. Happy Father
?By George! can you hear him all this .
Gr-y?Black is one of the most miserly 1
men l ever knew. Green?Regular skin 1m'
"A"(f yet he is intensely religious."' ,
.'"o bt'CSia-?e the streets of heaven are .
pavtil "viih gold. He jvants to go there.', ,
A pretty uiri with expressive eyes can do i
ab >ut as she pleases in this world, as a gen- 1
oral thing, but when it comes to putting <
ber hat oa ia street costume, even she fads i
that iorau things are beyond her power.
Aa aaveritiCULUUc itauj. ??autcuf <
young man to be partly out cf doors and 1
partly behind the- counter;" and a lady lias 1
written to ask: ' What will be the result i
when the door slams?''
S; .n' iuir. ?He?(rapturously)?And now :
1 b il's ail settled, darling, what kind of an :
engagement ring would you like': She?
Oh. gold this time, I hope, dearest. I'm s
quite sick of wearing imitation engagement 1
rings. Tableau! <
UNWEPT, UXHOjNOPiED, OSUXG.
JOH\ STRICKLAXD GETS? HIS JUST DESERTS
FOR A BKl'TAL MURDER.
Swung Trom the Gibbet Thin Morning?The
Laat of a Kuatan Wretch Who Riddled the
Body of His Step-Mother with Rolled Shot.
John Strickland, the white man who
cruelly murdered ilrs. Adeline Strickland,
his step-mother, was hanged in Conway,
on last Friday.
The history of the crime and circumstances
of this horrible murder, as giveji
in Couit, are as follows:
i \ ,^ T.,7^ O T A
vu vi ?; u;v o il?i -JU.IS. ^ucuuc
Strickland, while sitting in .the door of her*
mother's house, in Horry County, near the
North Carolina line, was brutally murdered"
by an assassin who had, under cover of
darkness, crept up. to the house and emp
tied the contents of a gun into the body of
;he unfortunate woman. The gun was
loaded with large rolkd or hand-made shot,
tvhich caused the same torture as the
chewed bullets formerly used by the In- ,
dians. ilrs. Strickland was covered with
wounds from her neck to her knees. She
lived tlyec hours afterwards. Before dying,
however, she swore that she had recognized
the assassin as John Strickland, her
step-son. She had heard a noise and was
looking out into the yard at the flash of the
gun and plainly recognized John Strickland.
The coroner's inquest developed other
facts and and circumstances which caused
the arrest of John Strickland as principal
and Bradley Strickland (John's father and
the murdered woman's husband), Elmira
Strickland (John's wife) and several other
members of the Strickland family as accessories.
The murdered woman had been
iivirg unhappily with her husband, Bradle>
Strickland for some time. He had accused
her of infidelity, repeatedly beaten
her and finally driven her from his house,
and at the time of her death she was living
with her mother, Mrs. Tiler.
John Strickland had excited his father's
suspicions against her, and it was proven
that he had uttered threats against her life
on several occasions
The dav nrp.vinns tn thf- fmnrdflr John
Strickland and his father passed the house
of Mrs. Tiler, when Adeline Strickland
abused John for circulating false
reports about her and setting her husband .
against her. Thereupon her husband approached
with an uplifted turpentine dippor
and told his wife that if she would
come out of the yard he would spatter her
i:i the morning after the murder it was
found that the assassin had been lying in 7 ~-~
Trait for his victim for some time, and that
he had been lying on the ground waiting
for a chance to shoot. The murderer was
tracked to John's house.
Rebecca Ammons, a sister of the murdered
woman, testified that she saw John
Strickland fire the shot.
John vras convicted in October last and
th-r others- were acquitted, although the
foiling is general <hat Bradley Strickland
deserved death for the part he took, as it is
believed he incited his son to take the life
of his wife.
A strong effort was made to have S trick-^ ' , >
land's sentence commuted by the Governor
to life imprisonment, aU the jury signing \ r J.'
the petition, but the Judge and Solicitor \.
recommended 'hat if such acts were not
punished by bunging, capital punishment
should be abolished.- \
Governor Bichardson refused to inter- \
The Youth's t'nrivaled Mineral Resources flB
The recent development of the mineral
resources of the SoutlrjLs something which
most shows the enterprise and vigor of the
men who are active in business. From
' Vest Virginia to central Alabama is almost
a continuous iron and coal producing region.
I saw in Southwest Virginia opened
ceal mines, where the vein is almost 13 feet
thick of superior coal, easy to reach, and to
mine. I saw ia Alabama a "mountain" of
red hc-matiie iron ore, which was being
quarried like our rock ledges, after a superincumbent
mass of earth was stripped off.
For 33-to 40 cents per ton this ore is mined
and put into cais. Iron ore and coking
coal and limestone for flux are next door
neighbors in many places; all of them are
ia profusion and are easily mined. The
natural advantages for iron production are
not surpassed, if they are not surpassed, if o
they are equalled, anywhere else. The
iron "boom" in the South is no "boom" in
the sense that it is speculative and transient.
For over a dozen years it has been developing
steadily and successfully. I saw 20
new furnaces in progress, some just begun
and some ready to go info blast, each one
is the token of success already gained in
tb-: manufacture of iron in this section;
new furnaces are not experimental. Hardly
thai, one thinks, when he reads .the legend
on the large buildings at South Pittsburg,
namely?"The Argand Stoves and Ranges,"
Albany, X. Y., is moving South. There
io light here the sure pledge of the immense
establishment of wealth creating industries
in the South. A giant does not lie down to
rest just when he rinds out how strong he
is; ho wants to use that strength which is a
j-y to him. The big iron luust be made
into all the products which are used.?Manvftciurers'
] lucson River fog is the name of a new
color in gray.
A little girl read a .composition before
the minister. The subject was "a cow."
She wove in this complimentary sentence:
<-A cow is the most useful animal in the
world except religion."
1 Five persons were sentenced yesterday
at Newmarket, County Cork, to three
months' imprisonment each with hard la
b -i: ':>r attending a meeting of a suppressed
oraacu ol tne Aatsonal League.
A commiUce of Methodist ministers has
found the Kev. 31r.. Wallace of Chillicothe,
0.. guilty of making love to three women \
of his parish at the same time f uO leading _ x
them to believe that he was going to marry
iLem. He is suspended, pending an appeal
la Lawrenceville, Ga., nine negroes are
in jail for participation in a riot in which
five persons were seriously hurt. In Car:<* .!!'own
a nejrro was run out of town for
Maiming to be white. Xegroes in both
:.i'\vns arc indignant.
Grandmother?You are stupid, Charley;
dullest boy 1 ever saw. Charley?You _
aiust not expect me to understand things ??<
is quick ts you do, grandmother, because
i-ou* don't have the trouble to get 'em
through your hair."
()niaha Girl? What a lovely pin! Chicago
:7jrl?Yes, it is a keeps ike. It was given
me by a charming girl- I wish you knew
her. " She is so accomplished. "Indeed."
"Ye?, indeed. She sneaks two kn<ruafrps
K^Uiish and Germaa." "Ah! What is her
name?" "Gretchen Schmtzenfoutzerous erhausenschilachienstine."
A bevy of children were telling what
1 nev sot'at school. The eldest got reading,
-pei'.iag and definitions. "And what did
r'ou get, little one?" asked the father to a
rosv -cheeked little fellow, who at the same
irne was driving a tenpenny nail into the
loor-panel. "Me? I gets readin', spellin'
"When was Rome built?'" asked a boards-school
teacher of the first class in ancient
listory. :'In the night," answered a bright
it tie girl. "In the night," exclaimed the
v.c-nished teacher, "How do you make
out: - sy ny, i tnougnt everybody
;new that 'Rome 'wasn't built in a day!'"
cplied the child.
A kind of telephone which fixes the
;;jnkc*n words on chemically prepared paper
las bfcen produced by two young electricians
oi Munich. ^