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p YOL. XLIV. . WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1888. NO. 36. ,
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* A Mystery of the Sea and the Romance
* of a Wreck. ; .
CHAPTER HL "Sff
ALONE AMONG 5IANT. .
' When Miss Denharn had finished her
ft account of the shipwreck, Beckweth,
with all traces of his lighter mood gone,
expressed a deep interest in Hattie
Harper's history. He said that, al-i i
though he had known her for bat a single
summer, she had always been associated
in his mind with the recollec^
,tions of his boyhood; for during that
W time she had been his constant and
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oniy piaymaie. \jixh xuue iuuiueixu ,
now came to him as clearly as if he'
had heard the statement made "but yesterday.
He remembered the vehemence
rwith which little Hattie used to declare
on all possible occasions that Mrs.
Harper was not her "own mamma.".
'Where is she now, Miss Denhara?"
"I can not tell," she replied, after a
mnmpnt's hesitation: arid, had her face
^ not been-in the shadows of the deep,'
w high-backed arm-chair in which she
sat, her questioners might have seeuthe
color come and go from her face..
"I knew her well in Chicago,
several years ago," she continued,
soeing that Beckweth was greatm
v ly interested to know more. "Her
^ father and mother by adoption both
died in the same year, when she was
about sixteen years of age. They had
ho relatives in whose special charge
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c-iiey caveu. 10 piauu uei. so jue uc^amc
the ward of an old friend of the family.
(The latter saw that she had a good
home?even a luxurious home?and
that she was liberally educated. When
of age she came into possession^cf
what for most persons would be a liberal
fortune, willed her by Mrs. Harper,
who, surviving her husband, had
been made the recipient of all of his
"Poor child!" said Mrs. Horton, "I
' am glad to hear that she was well prowled
"Well provided for! yes, in one
Tray!" said Miss Denham, speaking
with a suppressed energy not uncommon
with her. "She appreciates the
natural benefits that she enjoys; but
I they arc nothing compared to what
snp h<i<; hpen dftT>rived of. Do von call
it, in the trne sense, being well provided
for? Can one's full measure of
true manhood or womanhood be developed
by feeing denied the priceless as^
sociatio'iS of home and kindred, except
for a g&s* period in childhood, when
one's u.\rure hr~less :i|>pioulaUvc limn
at any other time? Can a home pur-,
chased -with money, however much
Mndly feeling, or even love, accompanies
it, or can . friendship,
warm-hearted and true though
J?_may be, ever fill a mother's, father's,
broEEer's or sister's place in the heart?
Are there not those -wnose temperament
is such as to cause them at times
to experience untold anguish at witl
AM 1TXSELF AN OKPHAN, YOU KNO^
,-nessing the blessings that 1 have men .
iio^cd, and which they are denied.
J3ut, worse than ail, what tortures may
;they not undergo when haunted by the
thought that possibly they never had
a natural right to those blessing3. If
. so, need their anguish necessarily be
k shorn of envv, or of unappreciation of
Miss Denham became conscious, by
the surprised looks of her nrsrero
ihat towards the close of this outburst
she had spoken with unusual ve
hemence. In describing the misfortun^
of her friend, she had seemed to have'
Twot) ctirrpd tn the verv deoths of her
heart Had the trouble actually been
her own she could scarcely have shown
more feeling in the matter.
"Excuse me," she said, coloring
deeply. "I always become absurdly
enthusiastic over the theme that Hattie
Harper dwelt on with me so pathetically
and so often. I must own though,"
"** always catch your tubbot before
jshe added, more gently, and apparently
"with some reluctance, "that I have
Shared those feelings with her to a certain
extent I am myself an orphan,
"I do not wonder," said Beckweth,
ctthat a person whose mental characteristics
hare led her into such a
channel should have developed in
childhood a desire for th'e proper
recognition of her true relation to
those about her. Hattie's early solicitude
for her 'real mamma,' never left
her, it seems."
"Kb. She loves and reveres the
naapory of t^ose vrbo supplied JJte
place of her natural parents; but it rs
still, as it ever has been, her most
sacred wish to know who the latter
were, and to learn something of
"It seems to me," said Mrs. Horton,
"that, although it may be a difficult
matter after so many years have
passed, it ought not to be impossible
for her to at least learn who her parents
were. Did Mr. Harper ever make
ail effort in that direction?"
" He made several efforts; hut some
persons have not the gift, you know,
of conducting a thorough investigation
in any thing. He was one of that
kind, I presume."
"Hattie Harper," said* Beckweth,
musingly, "I should really like to meet
her again after this, and renew her
acquaintance. Aunt Alice, did you
see the skett-h of Fisher's Island that
Miss Denham made? 'Ko?' Well she
made one the other day, and I am goinsr
to hesr it of hex*, frame it, and han?
it up here in the cottage as a memento
of my little childhood's playmate, and
of this evening."
"Really," said Aunt Alice, "you
have disposed of that picture, which is
not yet even yours, with all the assurance
of a Gil Bias. How do you know
that Miss Denham will give it to you?
'Always catch your turbot before eating
it!' used to be a good motto when
I was young. Come now! one of you,
finish reading 'TheNewcomers' to me;
we have not had any of Thackeray for
two or three days." v y
CHAPTER IV. 11
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A CASE CP PSYCHOLOGY. ' A "
Back from a continuous line of
wharves, and running parallel with
them, is a long, narrow street of q
great commercial city. The latter
now contains a few of the oldest bonded
warehouses, but for the most part
has long since been abandoned to a
miscellaneous collection of small
stores, beer saloons, sail-lofts, truckmen's
restaurants, shipping and towboat
offices, junk shops, "sailors'
homes," ship-chandlers' shops, and the
On this street, hemmed in on either
side by tall brick structures running
many stories higher than its roof,
stands the last of the old wooden
houses of a century ago. This relic,
for some unaccountable reason, has
withstood both the ravages of time and
all dangers- of destruction attending
the increased value of the land on
which it has so long stood. The out
side front of its story now emits a
warm and somewhat cheerful glow under
the combined influence of a
bright winter's sun and a fresh
coat of red paint. A small anchor
hangs as a swinging sign in front of
the doorway, against the casing of
which are nailed, with seemingly studied
irregularity, some dozen or more
metal letters and figures of various pat fcamg
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weather-beaten fragment of wood-carv
ing, that evidently formd at one time a
part of a ship's figure-head. All these
indications, together with the display
of odd ships' blocks, bits of tackle, a
rusty boat-hook or two and a pile of
row-locks in the one large window of
the building on the ground flooi*, serve
to notify the public in general, and
ship-masters in particular, that here is
a shop to which their old junk can be
brought, and almost every thing pertaining
to ship-chandlery procured at
Standing before the door of this shop
is Arthur Beckweth, trying to persuade
himself that his desire to enter is not
a surrender to a foolish whim or fancy.
For many days now he has not been
able to drive from his mental vision
the picture of certain of those metal
letters that are now staring down at
him from their place on ttiat door-casing.
When, in the pursuit of some business
matter a week or two previous,
he had passed thi3 little red-front shop,
bir> naturally observant eye had
tiot failed to bestow a casual
jjlasce on its swinging anchor, its
window display and the uniquely
decorated doorway. These made
the same impression on him at the
time as did all other objects of no especial
interest that he saw during his
walk on that particular street. All
was driven from his mind as rapidly
as it was received, to make way for
new impressions that were forced upon
him by the rapid succession of scenes
in a crowded city. A few hours later,
however, when he was not especially
preoccupied, a mental picture of the
junk shop arose involuntarily before
him. Every detail of its exterior cam?
before him with a minuteness that
it would hafe been impossible for him
to have survived a moment after his
first and only sight of it. *
Most prominent of all the picturo
was the doorway, with its phantastic
decorations. Of these, the vision of
three letters, of a peculiar shape and
style of finish, and differing from all
the others there, refused to be das- j
j missed from his mind as a passing impression.
Perhaps their peculiar arrangement,
P E X, so nearly approaching
a word when pronounced together
as such; their peculiar style, or,
possibly, a previous acquaintance with
them, may have had something
to do with the tonacions hold which
they maintained on his memory. Certain
it is that, before their image had
been supplanted, they had, by some
dim association of ideas, forced the
thought upon him that somewhere bccoon
thnqp letters, or some
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like them. His memory refused to aid
him in recalling where and under what
circumstances. Not deeming it of any
importance that he should remember,
he had dismissed the whole matter
from his mind for good, as he supposed*
The question: "Where have I seen
those letters before?1' has, however, I
. Vn-rvf in-rrvlnnt.arilv reeurrin? to him.
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Each time it has presented itself with.
Increased force, so that his efforts 10
drive it away hare been unavailing.
As he now stands before that door, it
is for no other purpose than to rid himself
of what has become an annoyance
to him?to find an answer if possible to
the question: "Where?"
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IN THE 3TTXK SHOP.
"SirT' said Beckweth, who has finally
entered the little red shop and is
addressing its proprietor, "Have you
May more letters like the three largest
of those on your door? If so, 1 should
fifee tosee What opo^you
' "An1 what would yez be wantin1
wid thin*?" said Mr. Flynn, the selfstyled
This method of saluting his visitor
was due to his suspicion and curiosity
getting the better of him for. a momeat;
for his practiced eye told h'iu at
a glance that Beckweth was out of tfjo
run of his usual line ot customers.
"For my yacht," was the brief ropiy
At this answer his questioner menaaVviawIaJ
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once he had "bin lid asthray" in his
estimate of a customer. "Faith!'' ho
soliloquized, in an undertone, "I liiver
thought of that;" and then added
THE JT7XK SHOP.
aloud: "Dropped a letter from her
stern I suppose? What was it?"
"She has not had any put ^r. jot; she
is being built."
"Thin you should have new ones.
I've nothing here that will suit."
An impression had come over Mr.
Flynn that, after all. his first suspicion
had been correct, and that some treachery
was in the -wind.
The fact was, report had it that Mr.
Flynn was in the habit of sometimes
trading in contraband articles?those
.that the revenue officers had failed to
obtain a proper knowledge of. It be
came him, therefore, to be wary of ali
unknown customers. After a little
more skirmishing, Beckweth finally
succeeded in getting matters down to a
business basis by conliding to the
cautious dealer that the particular pattern
of those letters that he wanted
happened to bo very much
to his taste. He could find
none like them elsewhere, he said,
but if Mr. Flynn had enough of tiicm
alike to make his vacht's name, he
would use them in preference to having
new ones cast. A long search was
of the pseudo yachtsman; but it was
without success, for the three on the
door were all of the required pattern and
size that could be found. Mutual regrets
were expressed at this?sincere
on the part of one, and assumed by
the other; for Bcckweth regarded the
circumstance as rather in favor of his
theory that the P E and X on tha
, oil v;auic nyiu bug doujj
During the search he had been ver^
talkative, and had made it a point ti
express considerable amusement anj
wonder at the nature of the wares thai
he saw. "How could such a miscel
laneous collection of apparently uselesf
stuff ever have been brought togetherP1
he asked. "It would be interesting,*
he added, "to know how far some a
these odds and ends have traveled be
fore reaching this resting place."
A somewhat derisive laugh frou
Mr. Flynn followed this outburst or
what he considered romance on th|
part of the "young swell." "Sure
there's no mystery about it at all,'
said he. " That pile was picked u]
about the city by men with their hand
carts; and that big lot came from th<
schooner ' Flying-Cloud,' that I bough;
the hulk of. I burned it, down t*
the island, and got out of it what yoi
see there- The rope-yarns and cables,
my boatmen collect in. theii
boats from the captains and matei
(we do the best business with thf
mates) of vessels; All these whol<
pieces are sorted from every lot that
comes in, and arc mostly sold again ai
second hand. But come, now! Som<
of these other lettei-s will do yon a|
well as any," he exclaimed, returning
.to the business in hand. "Don't wan|
any others?" he continued, in response
to Beckweth's refusal to consider such
a proposition. "Well, I have it, thin
Buy thim letters on the door for a pat>
tern! Sure, you can't git any made
like thim widout a pattern! Come,
now, if you will, I'll tell you when
they was from."
This last inducement was thrown in as
a facetious reminder of his customer's
desire to know "where on earth" al1
his wares had come from. " I've nq
doubt they traveled a good bit before }
crnt tliom " lio nrifled, orrinnincrlv."
bvw w ' ** y D o~?
Seeing that Beckweth still hesitated,
be sought to further whet his curiosity
by saying, mysteriously: "Tim Mur?
phy brought them to me?Tim Mui>
pljy, you know, that works for tha
dredging company down below here."
A glance assured him that Beckweth
had surrendered, and his answer to
the question: "Where did Tim get
them?1' was as indifferent as it was loquacious:
"Sure I don't know."
After agreeing upon the price, the
letters were taken down and Beckweth
j left the now voluble Mr. Flynn and his
"A2h' WHAT WUD TEZ BE "WANTIN1
WID THIX? " '
shop. . He could but actoio\y3(jdge.^oi
himself, as he did so^that -he had
gained nothing to *his~ purpose .by the
visit. The dredging c o rtf par>y Ts - offic e
was on his way, however, and Having
gone so far,he determined to humor hjs
whim a little more and interview Tina
Murphy, should he happen to find hita
at that place. .
'Murphy has been out of our employ
for over a year," said a good-naturedappearing
individual of whom he ma<4e
his inquiry at the office. "Did you
want to see if he had any more letters
to sell like tbose?" He asked, wiwx;a
nod of the head towards Beckwefctfs
purchase, which he held in his hands.
"Did I ever see them before?" he
said, in answer to the question. "Oh,
yes! Murphy found them one daj*;when
we were widening the Rockberg^
channel two or three years ago. We
saw them sticking out of a lump ?f
mud that we had scooped from the
bottom. They were probably a part;
of the name of some vessel wrecked crai I
Fisher Island. I remember them, because
I had them nailed up in. t^e
house of the dredger. They were afterwards
stolen from there, hut I ha^e
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seen inem since at njuu s- ]
Beckwo'" errplained to him that lie
had just bought the letters for the possible
purpose of comparing them with
others. Mr. Flynn had told him that
they came from Murphy and, as Ife
was going by the office, he thought $3
would inquire if there were any moi 5
like them to be had?
"No, I don't think there were an r
more found than what you have."
As Beckweth left the dredging cofl
pany's office, the association of hi \
mind with the letters he carried in hi s
hand had become perfectly clear aji
last. A dawning of their significance
had also begun to break upon him.
"1 must make it a business to obtain
the rest of them," he said to himseli
pro be continued]
Notes About Ball Players.
Johnny Ward of the New Yorks is
stopping in Philadelphia.
Big Chief Roseman is still unsigned.
He is practicing pitching.
Jimmy Fogarty, the Philadelphia!?
right fielder, is still in California. l
The Sporting Times prints a photo
graph of the JNew fork's mascot.
Pitcher Baldwin of the Detroits ancS
Manager Watkins have agreed on salary,
Pete Browning and young Chamberlain
have refused to sign with the Louisville
It will cost the American Association
318,000 this year for umpires and prizes.
All the members of the St. Browns are
now hard at work getting themselves in
Jim O'Kourke and Buck Ewing are
satisfied to play almost any position on
the team except third base.
i The Brooklyn players' new uniform^
them to steal bases without being injured.
President Young has at last selected
cue men wno wlu umpire uie games.
Tliey are Lynch, Decker, Daniels and
A1 Spanlding, the president of the
Chicago club, is making preparations to
send two base ball teams to Australia
The Brooklyn's spare material are still
unsigned, and it looks as if none of tbe
association clubs want any of the players.
Otterson, the young short stop, who
played with the Brooklyns last season
while Smith was sick, will captain the
Bushong, now of the Brooklyn club,
played with the Worcester team in 1879
for $80 a month. His salary now is over
jive times that amount.
Morrill of the Boston club will have
plenty of work to do this season. Besides
playing first base he will manage
the ciub, and also captain the nine.
The Athletic club's new players, Gleason
aud WTelch, have reached Philadelphia,
and reported at the rink where the
rt'tu Ui mt3 cio aic
President Nimick of the Pittsburg
club is beginning to be disliked by his
players. Galviii and Miller are angry at
him because lie stated that they were a
Ed Andrews has arrived in .Philadelphia,
and was met at the depot by President
Reach. The latter stated Andrews
had no ill-feeling against the club aad
was willing to sign a contract.
The case of Pitcher Clarkson is ore
that cannot be arranged in short order.
The Chicago club will hold on to him as
long as there is a ghost of a chance of
retaining him, and will only let him go
after every attempt to hold him has
Progress in the State.
The Baltimore Manufacturers' Kecora ot
this week contains the following statement
of new enterprises in this State for the past
Beaufort.?The Port Royal MiniDg Com
pauy, capital stock $10,000, has been chartered
to mine phosphate.
Charleston.?The Charleston Turnvereia
have purchased a site to build a new hall,.
a*id will shortly let the contract.
Enoree.?The Enorec Manufacturing
Company will shortly begin manufacturing
brick for their cotton factory, previously
Georgetown.?It is rumored that negotiations
are being made for the erection of
a cotton compress.
Greenville.?George H. McFadden <5;
rv> nf PMlfldelnkia. Pa., are negotiating
to erect a cotton mill?they are to put in
machinery (now in Philadelphia), owned
by them, and a certain amount of stock to
be taken by Greenville parties. If anything
is done, T. B. Hayne of Greenville,
can give information.
Greenville.?R. E. Allen & Brother, will
build at once a grist mill with a daily
capacity of 150 or 200 pushels per day.
Spartanburg.?V company is being
worked up to build a cotton mill in Spartanburg.
Charles Petty can give information.
Winnsboro.?Water works are being agitated.
Mr. Tanner's Xannuig. ~
We have investigated the facts connected
with the outrages alleged to have been
committed upon the person of Mr. Tanner,
the fish patrolman from Marion, and find
that the account of the incident given by
the News and Courier's correspondent is
substantially correct. Coal tar,however, and
not lamp black, was used in decorating Mr.
Tanner's physiognomy, It is stated that
his habits are dissipated and that on previous
visits to Georgetown he has allowed
himself to get in the condition which he
says causes piscatorial phantoms to rise be
fore the afingbtea vision, jtion. Jir.
ham was .unfortunate in recommending
him for the position. Stripped of the exaggerations
in which Mr. Tanner has
clothed "Lthe affair, it seems to have been a
harmless.piece of amusement indulged in
by a few of Mr, Tanner's boon companions
and courted by his own deplorable lack of
TIE SICK MM OF EUROPE.
ALL ETI:3 FASTENED ON GERMANY'S (
FEEBLE KAISER. ?
Talk of a Regency--Coniiug.ConstItutIouaI
Reforms?Bismarck'? Place in the Presence
of Royalty. j
(Londou Letter to the New York Times.)
I Ttaovi+Q oil 4-V>a /v-Hiniol drill
Oil UJJ.C VJUAVAWA Ui?V*MiWiW*u v.*4?
the vague and misleading reports of
favorable symptoms Kaiser Frederick is ]
really growing* worse week by week. 1
Almost the last words a Prussian official *
friend said to me on Thursday when I (
was 'leaving BernS" were: "Be prepared 1
for a declaration of a regency any day. t
-The Kaiser will not much longer be able ^
to.stand the strain of even listening to s
Stato papers and signing his name." <
Sure enough, within forty-eight hours j
the announcement has come. The im- j.
perijil rescript creates a sort of co-regen- t
cy, enabling 1'rince William to act witn ?
authority solely on such matters as are ^
referred to him by his father, but there j.
is reason to believe that another rescript
is already signed and in readiness for an ?
emergency, devolving whole and full ?
powers as regent on Prince William. c
It is fair to say that this action is a 0
more valuable and trustworthy indication
of the Kaiser's health than all that a
Dr. Mackenzie may whisper to the cor- ^
-respondents to the contrary. A new ^
I Emperor who is unable even to receive
[ the Presidents of the Chambers of the ^
Prussian Diet when they bring an ad- j(
dress which is the most important that t(
conld possibiy be presented is not a c
patieut'with a mere local throat ailment ^
from which he is recovering. When I r(
remember that last week he gave au ^
audience to a mere delegation of the
.municipality of Berlin, it is obvious that y
| his refusal now to see a delegation from ^
Parliament gives the lie to the assertion
that his-heal fell is improving. More than 0
this for the moment it is impossible to ^
say. Probably next week, when, if the c<
fine weather continues, the question of c
his removal to Weisbaden or Pottsdam ^
will be settled, the public may learn ^
something of the real facts of his condition.
Hints about coming constitutional re- tl
forms throughout Germany continue in a
the air, but the prophecies are still with- a
out tangible form. There is a good deal t)
of disappointment in moderate German
circles of Alsace Lorraine at the tone of ft
the imperial proclamation to the people a:
of these provinces. The Elaseer Journal a1
says, for example: "We must openly ad- a
mit that our people had hoped to find in w
the proclamation some allusion to the si
development which the Constitution
would easily admit of or to the relaxa?
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11011 WHICH IXllJ/Uc Ut) iiittuc i-iA luc^icocuu u
system of government. This hope is not w
fulfilled." Liberal papers in Berlin, tl
like the National Zeitung, also show y,
certain signs of modifying their first tc
exuberant confidence that great steps to- ti
ward the liberalization of Prussia were
impending. Dr. Friedberg, the imperi- S
al minister of-justice, is-Hsaid-to be hard <x
at work on a big schedule of names to tl
be iD eluded in the amnesty granted to
political offenders which is expected next ^
week, but beyond that nothing definite h
is known. b
Prince Bi marck's status under the ^
new regime continues to be generally
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discussed, jl uere is auiue uuugex tii?o v?
people outside of Germany not familiar
with the habitfs of thought and actioD in- p
grained in the Prussian character will
draw false conclusions from the fact that I
there has been an evident desire by the v
new Kaiser to honor a lot of people
whom Bismarck dislikes. It is difficult t<
for a foreigner to realize how small, from h
the standpoint of Prussian Court" discipline,
Bismarck is as compared with b
royalty itself. Americans probably had a:
in their mind's eye before last week's t<
funeral a kind of fancy picture of the
old Kaiser in his coffin, with the two "
great historic lieutenants, Bismarck and w
Moltke, as the chief figures on either ai
side. As a matter of fact, if they had
attended the funeral, their places would a
have been about half a mile behind the b
hearse, following in the humble wake of 1
every petty descendant of an obscure w
German Prince or other princeling who ^
was able to pay his fare to Berlin. When d
I saw in the official programme the ti
places assigned to ihem I said to a Ger- p
man official: "This seems, from my it
point of view at lejist, to be an outrage, d
I wonder they don't resent it." The tl
official looked at me in smiling surprise, si
"Oh, by no means," he answered, "they jt
are too good Prussians not to know ex- A
actly where they belong in the proces- w
sion, and would never dream of desiring
to be somewhere else." The same gen- C
tleman told me an interesting anecdote lj
of an interview Bismarck had with a
Frederick III. when he went down to h
Leiosic on the lJ.th to meet the San tl
Remo train and return with it to Berlin. t(
Tho Kaiser showed the Chancellor a t<
draft of his famous letter t<? Bismarck J
for approval before publication. Bis- ^
marck read and renamed it, suggesting n:
the alteration of a single word in the Ci
original. The draft referred to him as
the "much-cherished fellow-worker of
tho late Kaiser." Bismarck suggested
the word servant instead of fellow- %
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worker. xrcuenun quwj*. lllc \jlu*xx\^x- >.
lor'a hand warmly and made the alteration.
I relate this to indicate Bismarck's
conception of his position. Whatever he 11
may think of the new policy, it wotild d
have to be a very grave and momentous *>
thing indeed which would induce him to
express dissent from the decisions and c<
instructions of his imperial master, b
Bven then it would be done with the a
utmost caution and deference. As for a
mutiny, that would be simply out of the
question. . p
Another Account. d
Berlin, March 27.?It is expected S
- ? ' * - p tt-? m o
that the coronation 01 rung x reutsnua. ?
and Queen Victoria of Prussia will take 1<
place at Konigsberg in June. 1
The mass of cartilage just removed ?
from the Emperor's larynx is believed to o
indicate that nature i? making a curative
efiort entirely independent of the physi- o
cians, which belief is strengthened by S
the fact that a similar voluntary expul- t
sion is unknown to the physicians in o
their experience in the treatment of c
cancerous diseases. The circumstance is p
also held to furnish incontrovertible evi- c
dence of the correctness of Dr. Macken- 1<
zic's persistent contention that the dis- p
ease is not cancer. 1
Empress Victoria, replying to ad- s
dresses presented to her by seventeen
associations of which she is a patroness,
says her foremost and most sacred duty
will be the care of her suffering husband.
She is conscious of the task devolving
upon her as Queen and Empress, and
will accomplish it to the best of her
ability. At the same time, she is reminded
that she has other social duties.
The moral and intellectual education of
women, the sanitary condition of the
laboring classes, and the improvement of
the facilities by which women may earn
a livelihood will be constantly before
her. The noblest vocation of a princess,, ?
she says, is an untiring activity in the
york of ameliorating the suffering of
Qie poorer classes. Owing to the diflijulty
of her task she ifi doubtful whether
she will succeed as well as her heart desires.
SENECA'S BIG MENS AT I ON.
1 Georgia View of a Kecent Carolina
(From the Macon. Ga., Telegraph.)
Andy Gallagher, of the Missouri Pacfic,
ind P. A. Williams, of the Memphis &
Little Kock, who have just returned to
Atlanta from a prospecting tour in North
Carolina, tell of a thrilling accident that
lappened a day or two ago at Seneca
3ity, on the Atlanta & Charlotte Air
It seems that a short distance above
? nn??? lx awa Kaov^_
JCJ-uuch. a xcAiia u.<Ji;c uiu ?ci uuoiu:d
the train and wishing to make himelf
as comfortable as possible, turned
>ver one of the seats in the i'rst-ciass
oach and stretched himself out at full
ength. After he had ridden a few miles
o. this position of comfort and ease, a
rain hand entered the coach and waling
up to the Texan informed him that
he rules of the company would not allow
h-j seats to be turned. The Texan re
ased to stir, and when the train hand
laced his hand on the seat for the purpose
of turning it, the stock dealt r from
tie Lone Star State drew a large 45alibre
pistol and poinling it at the head
f the disturber of his comfort, said:
"If you don't go. off and leave me
lone, I v, 'II blow a ho!o through you
ig enough to drive a yoke of steers
The train hand, not desiring to have a
annel cut through his body with cold
iad, withdrew and reported the matter
d the cond actor. This official then
ailed upon the Texan, and after informig
him of the rules of the road with
iference to turning the seats, told him
aat he would have to occupy less space,
'his mild invitation to get up and allow
le seat to be placed in its proper posion,
did not have the desired effect. On
tie contrary, it seemed to make the
wner of the six shooter indignant at not
eing left alone. After he had heard the
onductor through the Texan, in an exited
manner, jumped up an$ again
rawing his life exterminator, threatened
> blow a hole through the conductor.
"I want you to understand that I am
:om Texas," said he to the knight of
le bell cord, "and if you don't let me
lone I will shoot"the lights out of you
ad leave you here as a monument to
The conductor witMrew to a coach in
:ont, where Andy GaL'agherwas seated,
ad knowing that the ]:-opular representee
of the Missouri Pacific was an old
inductor, asked bis advice as to what
as best to be done under the circumances.
"Well, all the advice I have to offer,"
lid Gallagher, as he passed a religious
eriodical to his friend Peg Williams,
ho sat beside him, "is to say you know
le rules of the road, and if I was in
our place I would enforce them if I had
) call to my assistance every official in
le State of South Carolina."
At this juncture the train reached
epeca City, where it made a stop of.
insiderul>Ie Icugtli, murth longer.
ie schedule allows.
Mr. Gallagher wishing to know what
as going on in the rear, called upon
is friend Williams and the two dropped
ack to the coach in which the Texan
as enjoying his ease.
As they entered the car, the Texas
rover looked up and asked:
"What do you reckon they are stoping
here in this wilderness so long for?"
"I don't know," gaid Gallagher, "but
hear thai the conductor has had a fuss
ith a passenger about turning the seat
ad imagine that the conductor has gone
) get the marshal of the town to help
im enfor<Jte the rules of the road."
"Weli, I reckon I am the passenger he
ad tlie tuss witii, ana it win raise mm
ad a dozen marshals with six-shooters
> get away with me."
"Well, my friend," retorted Gallagher,
you and I are both passenger?, and if I
as you I wonld conform to the rules
ad not have any trouble."
Before t:ie Texan could make a reply
dozen citizens entered the coach, some
y the front door and others by the rear,
hey walked down the car until the man
ho was responsible for all the trouble
as reached. In another moment a half
ozen pistols were flashed in the face of
ic Texas drover; around his head was a
erfect net-work of pistols, while above
, was a canopy of firearms. The Texan
id not flinch at the six-shcoters, and
irew his hand behind for his trusty sixaooter.
The pjsse of citizens then
imped on him and bore him to the
oor. Hia pistol was taken from and lie
as hustled out of the cars.
"When the train pulled out of Seneca
ity," says Gallagher, "the Tes^n was
ring at full length on the platform with
bait' dozen citizens straddling him. I
ave a curiosity to know what became of
le Texan, but not enough to go back
) the scene. I never saw so many pis)ls
in the air at one time in my life,
'eg Williams bays there was a two-horse
agon load, but I don't think there was
tore than a one-horso wagon could
Tall Stories, but True.
A gas well was struck at Zenia, Ind.,
le other day which has a flow of 14,30,000
cubic feet. The flame is seventyve
In Augusta, Ga., a tree felled in early
lorning was before nightfall of the same
ay converted into paper and sent out
easing the current news.
An immense locomotive has just been
onetructed at a Paris founcLry. Its
uilder predicts* that it will realize an
pproximatc speed of ninety-three miles
A. R. French, of Kansas City, had
retty_good luck in fishing the other
ay. iie seated mmseii on tne pier at
anta Barbara, Cal., and with a hook
nd line caught five sharks, averaging in
mgth five feet and nine inches each,
'he finny monsters fought gamely for
reedom and it-took the combined efforts
f three men to get each on terra firma.
"Wind-rolled snowballs are often seen
n the Dakota and WyomiDg prairies,
iometimes millions upon millions of the
alls are in sight at one time. Many are
f the of an orange, some as big as a
annon ball, while others reach the prolortions
of the prize pumpkin of the
ounty fair. These freaks of the storm
save a person under the fanciful impassion
that great armies of school boys
iave ^*1 battling over the snowy
TAKE TOUR CHOICE.
I heard a lot of people talk
On how to pronounce: Yolapalk.
oome were sure iwas y uiaputu;,
Making it rhyme with duke:
Another who had read the book,
Spoke of it as Volapcok.
One mt.n said 'twas "simple truck,"
And, sneering, called it Volapuk;
Some other persons?quite a few? .
Who studied French, said Volapu;
And one, who German spoke, said, "Ach,
The proper name is Yolapak."
But were I asked, I should say sleek
The "correct thing" is Volapeek.
said slie could not; talk about it, as
nothing had yet been definitely settled.
She tacitly admitted the fact, but refused
to enter into details. "Nina," she
said, "has not yet completed her plans."
The beautiful Miss Nina herslf, when
asked to tell the public about her plans,
replied: "I am not ready to talk to the
public yet, for when I go upon the
stage, if ever I-do, i tear t-iiey will tains:
I talk too much."
WAGES WOKSE THAN SLAVERY.
English Workwomen Who Might Envy the
lilack Slaves of the Sotidan.
(London Saturday Eeview.)
The English drudge rises early and
goes to bed late, woiking eight or twelve
hours a day, either in her miserable garret
or in a huge manufacturing hive.
Pinched with hunger and cold, worn out
with labor, exposed to temptation and
degradation, her joyless life stretches
behind her and before her, with no
pleasures to look back upon, no hope to
look forward to. The wages she earns,
those wages which proudly separate iier
from the slave, are barely sufficient to
keep body and soul together, till at last
the body gives way or the soul revolts.
Then comes the inevitable end, aud a
verdict of "Death, from starvation" or :
"Found drowned" closes the scene.
The Soudani girl is taken from her
parental hut of sticks and mud and sold .
to a respectable family or perhaps a very
rich one. In the first case, she will
probably be alone; in tlio second, she
will find others like herself. She represents
so much capital invested, and is
looked after with equivalent care. She ,
is a s^ rvant whose wages have been paid i
twenty years in advance. It is true they ]
have uot been paid to her, but that is ail
the be lie j." for the girl. She is well
housed and well fed, and wanis for <
nothing. She is immediately provided ?
with decent clothes and set to house ]
work. She has charge of the family >
washing and cleaning, and of the kitch- j
en, ana generally minus tnese auties ^
much better than a native paid servant ,
would do. She is under no special re- ^
straint. accompanies her mistress shop- <
ping or does the marketing herself, and !
gossips her fill with the neighbors as she <
hangs out the linen on the house top or j
sweeps the front door step. ,
Her work is by no means hard, and f
after the fashion of Egypt, where every 3
man is a brother and every woman a
sister, she is looked upon by the family
quite as one of themselves. Speaking
from personal observation, we may affirm > ]
that the black women are almost in- t
variably treated with the utmost kind- i
ness and indulgence, and are often <
spoiled like children by fhe too great j
good nature cf their masters or mis- I
tresses. They constitute a very merry, s
happy portion of the population, and it s
is seldom one can find a black girl without
an infectious broad grin on her pol- t
ished face. If she chooses to marry, as j
she often doe?, with her owner's con- s
OL'U auvnw, ?UU^VVAJ ivi iu n
a "free" woman in the letter, though i
often, as she finds to her cosd, a greater .
bond slave in the spirit than in the days i
of her servitude. J
COLOR IIM THKCflUUCH. j
A-iS'vf<2*o*u Vi^>w o? th? Difficulties In thr *
South Carolina Dicce.se.
The New York Tribune, referring to c
the color question in the churches, has
this to say in regard to the admission of
colored clergy to the South Carolina
Diocesan Convention: ^
"At the coming Easter vestry elections
the question of ad mitting colored clerical *
delegates to the Convention will be the^
paramount issue, and k- is likely that* v
vestries opposed to this will be generally \
elected. That will mean the continu- ,
ance of the schism, with the Bishop and ^
most of the clergy on one side and the ?
laity on the other. The immediate rf- j
suit of this will be, as the Bishop says, i
vacant rectories, closed churches and t
suspended and abandoned missions.
"Bat it will bring about at least one
good result. It will compel the next j
General Convention of the Episcopal
Church, which meets in this city next 2
year, fairly and squarely to answer the (
question whether clergymen and laymen ^
of that church in good standing can be
deprived of their constitutional rights, ,,
localise of the accident of color, in any of
its dioceses. That it will answer this
question in the negative may be fairly j;
inferred from its history and traditions. t
It it fails to do so, it will encourage o*h- j
er denominations to take the same T
stand, and there will then be nothing j T
left for the colored race but to withdraw l
from the existing churches and organize
churches of their own, in which it is to r
bo hoped a more comprehensive and ?
Chris tain conception of church member- K
ship will prevail." *
EUEPHAJfT'S FOOT I>~ AFRICA.
A Dish Which Knocks Out Anything at *
Speaking of elephant's foot takes us *
naturally to the Jvallirs, wiiere tins aisn f
is the crowning triumph of their bill of t
fare. Night is the time generally sclected
by the Kaffir for the enjoyment of ,
this prime luxury. Oth zt portions of j
the elephant are eaten with great gusto, t
but the feet are esteemed the delicacies (
of the feast. A hole is dug in the ground
and a fire made on the bottom. It is
allowed to burn dovra to a heap of coals,
irV\-"r>V> nro spraned cut bv the Cooks, i
When this oven has "teen freed of em- *
bers, the foot is rolled into it and cover- *
ed with twigs, and green leaves. After ^
this the hot embers are replaced and a
roaring fire started over the heap. In
this manner the foot is baked, and when
the fire has bnrned low the contents of ]
the oven are lifted out by several men ]
and the feast opens. Travelers who <
have feasted with the Kaffirs on occa- <
sions of this kind have paid glowing ?
compliments to their cookery. The na- (
tives are said to love elephant foot next 3
to the marrow taken from the leg bones j
of the giraffe or eland, bui the prepara- ,
* - a --J.
tion 01 CQ1S 100a UOBS iiut auuiu ULIC va- J
joyment which is associated with the <
dish we have described.
The Kaffirs are fond of locusts also.
They eat them whole, just as more civil- j
ized people devour shrimps. They h ave,
too, a certain fondness for lion's ilesh,
about the toughest dish any one can sit ^
down to. The late Gordon Cumming, ,
[ who was familiar with the secrete of the .
Kaffir kitchen, used to say that "a very
good idea of the meat which is usually ,
obtained in Kaffirlani may be gained by i
taking the very worst part of the tough- :
est possible beef, multiplying the toughest
by ten and substracting the gravy."
PIAA'OS AiND OKUAIK.
"Vve are prepared to sell Pianos and
Organs of the best make at factory
prices for Cash or easy Instalments.
Pianos from $210 np; Organs from .$24
up. The verdict of- the people is that
fhey can save the freight and twenty-live
per cent, by bnying of us. Instruments
delivered to any depot on fifteen days'
trial. We pay freight both ways if not
I ?fARt in vnnr
d?kbl0XAVLV/XJ viuv* j
own homes. Respectfully,
N. W. TKUMP,
* Columbia, 8. C.
THE GRASSES OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Ac Interesting Article from a Learned
(From the Monthly Report of the Department
In 1885, Dr. Henry W. Bavenel, the
eminent botanist, who was at that time
the Botanist of the State Department of
Agriculture, prepared an exhaustive article
for the Department on the Agricultural'grasses
of this State. He divided
them inta the Native or Wild Grasses
and the Cultivated Qressea. We begin
in this report the publications of that
article, taking first the native grasses.
^Tlv?./v/v ?C TTftwA+IAC n *A /IAOAIHTWI
JLUULCU UX bUCCC TftiJicwco tti.v uv\jvi a ?>/vvi
herewith. The publication of the article
will be continued in future report?,
until the despriptions of all have been
In treating of agricultural, grasses,
viz., those 'which are valuable to the
farmer either for pasturage or hay, the
first obvious division in between those
which spring up spontaneously and
those which it is necessary to cultivate.
The former include those which are native
or naturalized, and which mature
on/1 tATc +>iAir nxcn Rppd s and tatft earn
of themselves. These are found in all
natural pastures, in open swamp lands,
along roadsides and in the woods, and,
as in the case of crab and crow-foot
graces, those which spring up of tbeir
own accord in cultivated fields. The
latter include all others which require
planting and cultivation, and which may
be either annuals or perennials.
WIIiD OE NATIVE GRASSES.
The ordinary pasture grasses?those
which are native, or if introduced, have
become so thoroughly naturalized as to
be able to take care of themselves, will
be treated of first.
Most of these are "wild grasses" so
jailed?grasses which are generally
spread through our State, and help to
make up the ordinary pasture land,
fhey vary in different localities, accordmg
to the region of country in which
:hey are found, and to the composition
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v> liCOliCl XJLk J KJL V/CO.J VI oau-.ij
3-enerally there is a mixture of many
species in every natural. p*stnre, soma
preferred by animals for cropping, ami
others again, when left undisturbed, best
.'or curing into hay. For many of these
vild pasture no local or common names
ire known, and so only the botanical
lames are given.
The gennsPaspalum comprises a.large
lumber of species, mostly confined to
;he South. They are nearly all perenliai
rooted, and are commonly found in
ill natural soil. Prof. Pharse of the
Agricultural and Mechanical College at
ilississippi, who sec-ms to have made a
special study of our Southern grasses, /
"They are all succulent, tender, nu;ritious,
liurdy, thrifty, and r?iisbod by
ill grass-eating animals. They fill the
soil with a matting of roots, and cover
he surface densely with luxnriant foliage a
i-orn early spriug till ancumnal frosts."
The Smooth Paspakim >s a tali growing
species fronf three to four feet high.
[t lias been fou^id to make a very good
lay, as Prof. Piiarse says he ha3 a neighbor
who has been feeding this grass for
TCDiy-live years and for many years has '
lad a meadow~df it, from w^icITWttfOtitr
;ven having seeded he annually mows
L'oout two tons of hay per acre.
SWAUP JOINT GRASS.
This species is very common in the
ide swatcps of the low country, a great
jest to the rice planters, and*is known
is joint grass. It, however, grows freely - ->
n the upper and middle parts of the
State, preferring rich, damp soils. It
ias very much the habife of Bermuda
jrass, with creeping root stocks which
:hrow out roots below at each joint and
t turf of leaves above. It. is rather a
ow growing grass, rarely exceeding 12
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rU lO UlgU, UUL LUC iWW) HutO Ui&L- w
;ed over the surface arid it famishes a
lenee and luxuriant foliage. Good for
jasturage, but scarcely large enough for
l)r. Yassey, of the Department of Agriculture
in Washington, in his "Agrisultural
Grasses of the Unite a States,
.884," alludes to the perennial-rooted,
'vergreen species of paspalum, both of
sreeping and low habits, lately brought
nto prominent notice in Texas as giving
jreat promise of usefulness. One of
hese [Paspalum remotum] was sent to
he Department by H. B. Bichards, of
LaGrange, Texas, who states that it
oots at every joint and sends up shoots
ike a layered grapevine, in that it renains
green all winter, and it is almost
mpossible to destroy it. Anotner species
Paspalum platycaule], having the same
ireeping habit, has been observed in
ieveral Southwestern States. It is a
jrass of lower growth and smaller size
ban the preceding. 3Ir. Benjamin
3rodnax, cf Louisiana, says of it: "That
;be mode of growth is flat to the ground,
;aking root at every joint, and spreading
n every direction. It ?ffectaally kills
>ut every oth'er grass or weed, as it forms
i thick sod and is evergreen." I saw
his grass very common in the pastures
tround Houston, Texas, in IS 9, and
tlso along the railroad from New Or
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?U1S KJ JL>IOOUCU.I, 1U JUUmOittUO> JLXJ14JL
hese gfasses are well worth a trial in
>ur State for permanent winter pasturage.
Tho genus Panicam contains the
argest number of species of all the
jrasses. Many of them are very valaible,
particularly those of large growth,
riiich are found in low grounds.
This grass is so common and so well
mown, both for pasturage and hay, that
ittle need be said of it. It is so univer
>aiiy dinasea tnrougn tne oomnern
States, that all is necessary to secure a
500d crop is to have the land in proper
condition in the spring or early summer,
free of weeds and of sufficient
fertility. A bountiful nature does the
rest. There are several species of tallgrowing
Panicums, natives of our State,
ind generally found in rich low grounds,
whicn are valuable adjuncts to a good
pasture, and many of them make a good
On Saturday evening, about 7 o'clock, a
burglar forced open the front door of Mr.
Charles Scssitt's jewelry shop, in Barnwell.
a.ud carried away a dozen watches, of
which four were gold; loss, $500. Two
of the gold watches were engraved with
the owners' names, "G. Duncan Bellinger"
and "T. J. Simons." A third watch was
On the proposal of the French Minister
of War, .President Carnot, acting on the
unanimous advice of the officers who conducted
the court-martial, has signed a decree
placing Gen. Bouianger on The retired
list of the army. .The proposal had previously
been considered by the Council of
"Willie," said the fond mother, "I wish
you wouldn't associate so much with
Robbie Gcorgeson. He is greatly addicted
to the use of low slang." "That's a fact,
mother," said the bright little boy, with
engaging frankness. "It isn't my fault,
though. I've tried a dozen times to give
hi in the cold shake, but the blamed chump
wouldn't tumble!" ^ 'J